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\ol. 45, No. 50

Midweek Edition


SDecember 12, 2007


Serving the communities of Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Bea

Nease High linebacker Brett Russi is lifted by teammate Zack Cooper (9) as both celebrate the Panthers' 49-48
40T victory over Pace in last Friday night's state semifinal game. The win sends Nease to the state championship
game for a third straight year. Complete story on page B-1.

4 Nease teens face expulsion

The principal of Nease High
School said she will recommend
expulsion .for the four teen boys
arrested Thursday in a kidnapping
and strong-armed robbery at the
Two of.the boys were arrested- at
the basketball game. One of
them was a ,player, according to
Nease rincipal Linda.Thomson.


The investigation began after
school Thursday, when two victims,
ages 15 and 16, told school officials
they had been forced to remove cash
at the ATM machine at the Gate
store near the school.
The two told the school resource
deputy _that they were on their way
to the-weight room to work out for
lacrosse when they were approached
by several Nease students who

demanded money, according to a
One of the suspects told the
younger victim that there was a bet
that he could put him in the hospi-
tal and that "this would all go away"
if he gave him money, according to a
When the victim- said he didn't
have any money, the victim was
grabbed on the shoulders and


Santa waves from his craft on the Intracoastal Waterway during Saturday's Palm Valley Boat and Light Parade.
Vessels of all sizes took part in the flotilla from the Palm Valley bridge to Marsh Landing. More photos by David
Rosenblum and Bert Inabinet, A-12

Glass recycling gets another try
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Funds for PV high school

safe after timely transfer


Construction on new county
schools including Ponte Vedra. High
School, currently being built one mile
west of the Palm Valley bridge along
the Nocatee Parkway will not be
delayed, thanks to the prudent action
of the school district's .financial offi-
The school district's Chief Financial
Officer, Conley Weiss, said that $70
million.was taken out of a state
investment fund at 9 a.m. Nov. 28 -
26 hours before the entire fund was
About half of those funds $35 mil-
lion are slated for the construction
of new schools, Weiss said.
"We would have had to borrow'
money for those projects" if some of
those assets were frozen," Weiss said
Tuesday during an interview.
The problem began in November

when many local governments pulled
out large sums from a state-run fund,
sparked by worries that the fund's
mortgage-related securities were
defaulting because of the sub-prime
mortgage crisis.
Reacting to the situation, the State
Board of Administration (SBA) shut
down access to the fund at 11 a.m.
Nov. 29, effectively freezing all assets.
St. Johns County officials acted
before the freeze was instituted,
pulling out $83 million in November.
Allen MacDonald, St. Johns
County's Financial Advisor, said that
county projects are not in danger
despite the run on the state fund.
"Most of the money from the
bonds that we issued are in other
areas," MacDonald said Tuesday dur-
ing an interview.
The state-managed local govern-
ment investment fund reopened
under certain restrictions on
Thursday, after the SBA convened

See FUNDS, A-3 1

Helicopter squadron commander Mike Patterson (left) surprises Kathleen
Fumess, principal of Pdnte Vedra-Palm Valley/Rawlings Elementary, with an
aerial map of the school Monday.

Helicoper touches down at Rawlings

by CHUCK ADAMS area in front of the school.
STAFF WRITER Thlt the helicorntor' nilt Lt fi a]

The annual landing of an HSL 44
helicopter at Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley
Rawlings Elementary School Monday
was presented with new challenges
this year: a new basketball court, an
uncovered exercise slab and fencing
around what used to be a wide-open

DU, l 1LpL b Fu, LA .g8-J
Jamie Epps, was up to the task.
With the cover taken off for safety
reasons, and soccer goals removed,
Epps. easily landed the chopper at
Crew members picked up Christmas
presents for families at Naval Station
Mayport and NavalAir Station



Curbside glass recycling pickup is
expected to begin again in Ponte
Vedra Beach and elsewhere in north
St. Johns County in early February.
A pilot program that would once
S again allow residents to put glass con-
tainers in curbside bins is expected to
get the OK of the St. Johns County
Commission next week.
Joe Stephenson, St. Johns County
Public Works director, said Monday
the pilot program will determine
whether recycling glass is any less
cost-effective than recycling other
"Almost no recycling is economical-
ly advantageous," Stephenson said in
a telephone interview. "We the tax-
payers, subsidize virtually all recy-
St. Johns County's contractors
stopped accepting glass from curbside
bins in August 2003.
Since May, when solid waste was

placed under Public Works,
Stephenson said, "I've received
numerous inquiries from the public
and from [county] commissioners
about why we aren't doing curbside
glass recycling."
The reasons? It was not economical-
ly advantageous, and a lot of glass was
ending up "back in the waste.stream
anyway," which sounded like solid
reasons, Stephenson said.
SHowever, after discovering that
most recycling is taxpayer subsidized,
Stephenson said it was decided to take
another look at the program.
Seaboard Waste Systems, the solid
waste contractor for the northern half
of the county, collects glass for recy-
cling elsewhere, Stephenson said, so
the company agreed to do the pilot'
The pilot program would be paid for
with $370,000 from solid waste
reserves, according to the County
Commission's Dec. 18 consent agen-'
The county will make sure the


Chatting with Santa and Mrs. Claus Saturday at a Christmas festival in Sawgrass Village are Alexis Lansdale, 4
from Naples (left) and friend Rory Karasulu, 6 of Ponte Vedra.

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Holiday shipping is no easy task

To help ensure that your packages arrive
on time and undamaged, the local Annex
Brand shipping stores offer a few packag-
ing and shipping tips for the holidays:
Shipping sooner rather than' later.
Packages sent on December 22 can cost up
to five times as much as packages sent on
December 17.
Use a new box. Old boxes may be worn
and break apart in transit, or even display
old shipping labels resulting in the pack-
age being delivered back to your own
Don't use brown wrapping paper. If it
is torn from the package, the delivery label
will go with it, leaving
an unlabeled box
for the carrier to
try to fix. ,
Put an extra
mailing label
inside the pack-
age. If the deliv-
ery label becomes
separated from
the box, the carri-
er can still com-
plete delivery if a
copy of the deliv-
ery address is
inside the box.
Don't use -'' '
string. It gets
caught in sort-
ing machines

and mangles packages and their contents.
Use proper packing materials; Old t-
shirts or newspaper do not protect your
packages as well as bubble wrap and pack-
ing peanuts.
Fill your box completely with packag-
ing materials. This ensures that the flaps
don't cave in, breaking the tape seal and
resulting in contents falling out.
Use professional grade packaging tape.
Don't use'duct tape; it loses its adhesive-
ness in cold weather. Masking and cello-
phane tape also won't withstand the rigors
of the shipping process.
Take batteries out of toys. Batteries
should be wrapped-separately and
placed in the same box as the toy.
Send perishables in airtight
containers. Fill in any gaps inside
the container with
bubble wrap to
keep baked
g o0 ods
from arriv-
ing crum-
gift cards
w i t h
Gift cards
can not
always be
replaced if
they are lost.

Military have option of room at the inn

There is room at the inn for "single"
service members and "Geographical
Bachelors" who reside in the BEQ and/or
ship and would like to reserve a room at a
participating hotel. Rooms will be avail-
able beginning December 18 through
December 28.
COST: $10 per night (not per person)
donation to the USO.

WHEN: Reservations will be accepted, in
person only, at either USO beginning
Friday, 14 December at 9 a. m. Max nights
allowed to reserve a room will be 5. The
USO will provide each service member
with a voucher that will be presented to
the hotel desk upon check-in. Please keep
in mind that there are a limited number of
rooms available.

And a partridge ina pear tini

If you're offe of the many planning a holiday
party this year, mix it up with a festive drink sure to
please anyone who tastes it. This cocktail recipe is
offered as a gift by Roy's restaurant.
1.5 oz Grey Goose "Le Poire"
.5 oz Cointreau
.5 oz Pineapple Juice
.5 oz Rock Caridy Syrup
(2) Squeezed Lime Wedges
1 Maraschino Cherry "speared" between two mint
(holiday holly)
In mixing glass full of ice:
Add Grey Goose "Le Poire", Cointreau, Pineapple
Juice, Rock Candy Syrup and juice of (2) squeezed
lime wedges.
Shake vigorously.
Strain into chilled martini glass.
Garnish with "holiday holly" straddling rim of martini glass.

Non-alcoholic drinks that pack a punch

First Coast News, WTLV/WJXX, along,
with Chef Robert (Winn-Dixie Corporate
Chef), and Winn-Dixie Stores, has put
together 12 non-alcoholic drink recipes to
spice up the holiday season.
From "Warm You Up Cider" to "Winter
Fruit Smoothie" -these creative treats will
add some festivity and fun to the holidays,

while keeping everyone safe during this
busy time.
Copies of the "12 Drinks of Christmas"
can be picked up at any Winn Dixie store,
First Coast News studios, or may be down-
.loaded at firstcoastnews.com. (Click on
the "Holiday Window Shopper" icon.)

: 411 on water to be offered
A Sierra Club Program will be held in Ponte Vedra Beach
SMonday, December 17 at 7 p.m. The St. Johns River Water
* Management District has reportedly given its blessing to
siphon millions of gallons of water a day from the St. Johns
* River for the benefit of developers and residents of Central
S Florida. At the Sierra Club meeting, St. Johns Riverkeeper Neil
Armingeon will explain why this proposal would be very detri-
- mental to the environment in northeast Florida. St. Johns
County Commissioners have been invited to the meeting to
Shear the presentation and to detail where the Commissioners
* stand on the issue. The program will be held in the main meet-
ing room of the Ponte Vedra Beach Public Library, 101 Library
* Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach (at intersection of A1A and Library
S Blvd. just a short distance south of Solano Road and A1A).
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SFree holiday movies at

: Beaches Branch Library
The Beaches Branch Library, 600 Third Street, Neptune
Beach has scheduled free movies during December and
* January. Shows start at 5:30 p.m. in the Claiborne Community
Room. A special Navy Band performance has also been sched-
S 12/13 "A Christmas Story" 5:30 p.m.
S 12/17 Navy Band Woodwinds Quintet 7 p.m.
12/19 "White Christmas" 5:30 p.m.
S 12/26 "A Christmas Carol" 5:30 p.m.
1/30 "Live Free or Die" 5:30 p.m.
S The library is an early voting location, so movies can't be
scheduled in the Community Room between Jan. 9-27.
S February movies include a series of Godzilla movies selected by
Library patrons.
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Crew picks up donations for Navy families


Jacksonville from the cafeto-
ria's stage.
The school's annual collec-
tion drive for Navy families,
co-chaired by Julie Podany
and Kris Waggoner Brown,
fulfilled the Christmas wish
lists of 84 Navy families at NS
Mayport, under the aegis of
HSL 44, and NAS Jax, under
HS 5.
"This year's bigger and bet-
ter than ever," said Podany.
"We have [support from]

Palms Presbyterian, we have
homeowners associations, we
have teams, we have parents
who have gotten their offices
involved. So that's why we've
been able to adopt more fam-
NS 5 was added to the mix
this year.
"We're doing both,"
Waggoner Brown said of the
drive's adding HS 5 to its sup-
port for HSL 44.
This was Podany's third

year and Waggoner Brown's
second heading up the
PVPV/Rawlings PTO collec-
tion drive. And the two likely
will be in charge for several
more years. Their youngest
children are in second grade.
"It's all about families help-
ing families, and this is our
small way of thanking the
Navy families for all the sacri-
fices. We definitely have a
passion about it. It's some-
thing that we love to do. It's

County, MSD money remains in s1

> FUNDS, from A-1

an advisory committee and
brought in BlackRock Inc.,
an independent investment
advisor, to make recommen-
The SBA. approved
BlackRock's suggestions,
which included separating
the assets of every investor in
the fund into two different
Assets in Pool A are not
SconnectedfTllAortgae rgay-,
Sed securities, and make up 86
percent of an investor's
entire holdings. Those assets
are available for withdrawal,
but investors cannot pull out
more than 15 percent of
their holdings if that
amount is more than $2 mil-
lion at one time without
incurring penalties.
If an investor wishes to
pull out more, a two percent
penalty will be assessed.
Assets in Pool B are con-
nected to mortgage-related
securities, and make up 14
percent of holdings.
According to a letter the SBA
sent to investors, these assets
will be frozen until they
Despite the county's large
withdrawal in November, it

still has $53 million in the
state fund. Under the current
restrictions, that means $7.2
million is in Pool B and
unable to be withdrawn
without incurring penalties.
"I'm still confident in the
integrity of the Pool,"
MacDonald said, explaining
why he left some county
money in the fund.
He said that because it
VWf std ies an srat'fed
;Qo.0Oo0. t pull thtv.'rte.
the county's money out, he
left some money in the state
MacDonald added that
even though an additional
$2 billion was withdrawn
from the fund statewide
between Thursday and
Tuesday, he still plans to
invest future county rev-
enues into the fund.
"Once we start to receive
money from taxes, we'll put
that in," he said, explaining
That those plans are based on
the current restrictions gov-
erning the fund and current
market conditions.
Both Weiss and
MacDonald said that if the
SBA had better communica-
tion with local officials, the

amount of the withdrawals
from the state fund might
not have been as large.
"If there would have been
more open discussions to all
participants," the situation
could have been mitigated,"
MacDonald said.
"Until the end [the fund's
previous managers] were
insisting there was no prob-
lem," Weiss said.
Th~e^ '~ Ponte -'Vedrba
Municipal Service District
(MSD) is also affected by the
fund's new restrictions over
$24,000 is currently held in
the fund as Pool B money.
MSD Treasurer Gary
Jurenovich. announced at a
meeting Monday that he
pulled all of the MSD's Pool
A money $143,500 out of
the state fund on Friday.
Like the $83 million the
county withdrew, those
funds were put into a sepa-
rate money market account,
Jurenovich said.
He also emphasized there
will be no loss of services due
to the fallout from the state
"We have reserves. We
have enough to pay the bills,
we're fine," Jurenovich said.

School Board decides expulsions

- EXPULSION, from A-1

pushed by two of the suspects,
deputies said.
Another subject spotted the
victim's wallet in his pocket,
and when the victim took it out,
one of the suspects snatched it
out of his hands, according to
the report.
The other victim was threat-
ened by the suspects if he did
not drive them to an ATM.
machine. Three of the suspects
and the victims drove to a near-
by convenience store.
The suspects demanded $200
from the younger victim's
account, and the victim got $80
from the machine and gave it to
the suspects who then went
back to the school, deputies
Three 15-year-old boys each
was charged with one count of
strong-armed robbery and two
counts of kidnapping. The
fourth suspect, age 16, was
charged with principal to strong

armed robbery. All four were
booked into the County Jail and
taken to the juvenile detention
In a phone call to all Nease
parents on Friday, Thomson
said a parent of the student who
withdrew the $80 came to
Nease about 4 p.m. Thursday
with the two victims.
"[Assistant Principal] Fred
Cole and I spent until around 9
p.m. working with the parent,
gathering information," accord-
ing to a transcript of Thomson's
phone call.
She said she and Cole "are
preparing recommendations for
expulsion. This type of behavior
is completely unacceptable iri
any school and certainly atypi-
cal of Nease," Thomson said.
"I regret to send you such a
message, cut on a positive note
- these four students are no
longer at Nease!"
St. Johns County Sheriff's

spokesman Kevin Kelshaw said
the four likely remain in the
detention facility because a
judge can hold such offenders
for up to 21 days.
If the four boys are expelled, it
would about double the number
of expulsions in the School
District in the past three years.
Tom Schwarm, senior.director
for school operations for the dis-
trict, said this week that there
have been "maybe four" stu-
dents expelled during that time
- three from high schools and
one from a middle school.
The School Board makes the
final decision in an expulsion,
after a principal gives evidence
to a disciplinary committee and
the committee determines the
case can move forward,
Schwarm said.
Students expelled typically do
not reenter the school system,
he said.

Goal is to keep glass out of dump

) RECYCLING, from A-1
glass "doesn't get back into.
the waste stream" and will
determine how much tonnage
is diverted from that waste
stream by collecting glass at
curbside, he said.
The county pays Seaboard
for picking up recycled glass,
and the county pays by the
ton for refuse that goes from
St. Johns County's landfill to

a landfill in Georgia,
Stephenson said.
"If the recycling that col-
lected ends up on the truck
that goes to . [Georgia],
we've paid for it twice," he
"We certainly don't want
that to happen."
If the volume of glass
diverted from the county's

waste stream justifies the cost
of the pilot program, commis-
sioners could decide to
"expand it to be . perma-
nent," he said.
Recycling is a good thing
for our county, for our state,
for our nation, for our envi-
ronment," Stephenson said.
"But it's only good if it's
really recycled."

more about thanking them
than anything," said Podany.
During a ceremony held at
the school's flagpole,
Patterson presented principal
Kathleen Fumess with an aer-
ial photo of the
PVPV/Rawlings campus,
taken from an HSL 44 heli-
copter. Monday marked the
sixth time HSL 44, also
known as the Swamp Foxes,
has landed at PVPV/Rawlings.

BEAM Executive Director
Cynthia Funkhouser is
all smiles after Winn-
Dixie Regional Vice
President Mark Sellers,
District Manager Greg
Stariford, Store Director
Kevin Boyd, and Co-
Director Michael Myers
presented BEAM with a
$20,000 check during
the grand reopening of
the newly remodeled.
Neptune Beach store.
Funkhouser said she
knew there would be a
donation, but said she,
was astounded by the

Food donations sought

The Players Community'
Senior Center, 175 Landrum
Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, is
accepting donations for Care
Connection as the holiday sea-
son approaches.
Requested items include
canned goods, dried goods and
portable electric heaters. Among
the canned items being sought
are milk, meat, beans, tuna and
vegetables. Dried goods include
cereal, oatmeal and powdered
Care Connection is a St. Johns
County Council on Aging vol-
unteer program that serves

county residents 60 and older.
Its mission is to help seniors
remain safely and comfortably
The Care Connection food
pantry provides more than 150
bags of groceries each month,
most delivered to needy, home-
bound seniors. It gets donations
from, among other groups,
churches, schools, businesses
and civic groups.. Supplies and
equipment must be replenished
each month.
For information, call The
Players Community Senior
Center at 280-3233.

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tate fund

He added that the MSD
will decide what to do with
the withdrawn money and
the leftover money in the
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NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the
Jacksonville Beach City Council on Monday, December 17, 2007 at
7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, concerning

RESOLUTION NO. 1778-2007

A copy of the Resolution 1778-2007 and the interlocal agreement is
available for public inspection in the City Clerk's office, 11 North 3rd
Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, during normal city business
hours. All interested parties may appear at this public hearing and
be heard with respect to the proposed resolution.

/s/ Fland Sharp, MAYOR
/s/ George D. Forbes, CITY MANAGER


In accordance with Section 286.0105, F.S., any person desirous of
appealing any decision reached at this meeting will need a record of
the proceedings. Such person may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record should include the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made.

The public is encouraged to speak on this issue. Anyone who wish-
es to speak should submit a request to the recording secretary
before the beginning of the meeting.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section
286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special
accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the
Planning and Development Department no later than Noon, on the
day of the meeting.

December, 12, 2007

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Letters to the editor:

Codes must apply to all equally

To the editor:
Where is all of Councilman
John Weldon's outrage at the
new proposed shopping center
at the corner of Penman Road
and Atlantic Boulevard? This
proposed idea is greater in
square footage than Wal-Mart
and that means much more

No, you shouldn't just "roll
over," but the codes must be
applied equally not just to the
people you and your cronies
don't think fits the "character"
of your quaint town.
Shannon Sturm
Jacksonville Beach

Treat yourself to quality theater

To the Editor:
To All Theater-Goers:
In Jacksonville, theater is
available everywhere, but there
is only one Orpheus Theatre.
The theater is made up of a
small group of very talented
actors, dedicated to giving to
Jacksonville edgy and provoca-
tive fare. It is often said that
thoughtful, complex, cutting-
edge plays will appeal only to
the young; that older audi-
ences want only musical-com-
edy' or familiar classics. I dis-
agree. Our audience consisted
of all ages and by intermission
time we were all stunned. The
silence was deafening.
"The Pillow Man", the play
we saw, has so many twists and
turns that, just when you feel
you have resolved the complex
issues presented, you are once
again taken off into another'
direction. And this happens
over and over again during the
course of the play.
The entire cast is superb.
Each one convincingly draws
you into the depths of their
life, and then, ultimately,
reveals the secret of how they

cope; some brutally, some by
submission and some with
simple resignation.
* The lead is played by A J
Pratt. His performance was
spell-binding. A few years ago I
came across Pratt at Players by
the Sea, performing in "Coyote
on the Fence" for which he
was rightfully given the "Best
Actor" Award. Since then,
whenever I saw that he was
performing somewhere, I
would go. I didn't care what
the play was; I only wanted to
experience, another night of
magic with A J Pratt.
As for his character in "The
Pillowman", I can think of no
other actor who could equal
his performance. Regarding
him, I have only one fear, and
it is a selfish fear. One day he
will, be discovered and be
whisked away; a terrible loss
for Jacksonville.
So do yourself a favor on this
holiday and treat yourself to
"The Pillowman" at the
Orpheus Theater.
Joanne M Hofmann
Neptune Beach

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

Business Office
Char Coffman

Kathleen Hartman
Editor, Ponte Vedra Leader

Jennifer Wise
Vice Prident

Steve Fouraker

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

Press Room
Paul Corey
Scott Sanders
Daniel Fanning
Justin Wray

More letters to the editor:

Disaster shows clearly the value of rescue personnel

To the editor:
It wasn't the layers of con-
crete that crashed down on
top of each other, nor was the
it the deformed steel beams
angrily twisting through the
massive heap of rubble that
pierced my heart.
It was the heart wrenching
shot of the anguished family
holding hands, in hopeful
anticipation that their loved
one, still missing several hours
after the tragic collapse of the
Berkman Plaza parking garage,
would be found, alive. That
image is engraved in my mind
and heart.
Serious injuries need imme-
diate attention, and every pre-

cious minute that ticked away,
stole with if a little bit more
hope that their loved one was
still alive. In the hours imme-
diately after the collapse, I,
like the rest of Jacksonville,
remained hopeful.
Search teams were brought
in from Tampa and Orlando.
Even military personnel
joined the search. I know the
rescue personnel worked furi-
ously around the clock to find
the missing young man. As
the minutes continued to slip
away, I believe that there
could have been a million peo-
ple searching, but to the fami-
ly anxiously waiting to hear
about their loved one, that

would not have been enough.
Unfortunately, Tax
Referendum Amendment No.
1, to be voted on January 29,
2008, if passed, would very
likely result in the termination
of many much needed fire and
rescue personnel across the
state of Florida. It may save
the taxpayers a few dollars off
their taxes, but it would ulti-
mately cost all of us a lot
more, especially when it's our
loved ones in need of emer-
gency assistance.
I hope Jacksonville will con-
sider the cost, and vote smart.
Vanya Arcusa, Realtor
Neptune Beach

Where's all the angst over massive development now?

To the editor:
Wal-Mart is replacing stores
with a building 20% smaller in
size. The gnashing of teeth and
wringing of hands has been
constant. "No one wants it
here", yet traffic will clog the
streets as thousands converge
on our quaint town to visit
something that is supposedly
located on every corner.
The Winn Dixie shopping
center stores will be enlarged
with a building double in size. I
have not heard one complaint
about the traffic that will be
generated by a center larger
than Wal-Mart bordering a resi-
dential street.
Apparently it's not the cars
that are the problem, it's the
type of people in those cars.
The hypocrisy exhibited in

this community is also on dis-
play via our elected officials.
Case in point is Councilor John
Weldon's recent letter. He stat-
ed "Our community should be
ruled by law, not emotion".
Was he following the law when
he signed a petition against
Wal-Mart while sitting in judg-
ment of their case? He signed
that petition before the vote.
His mind was made up before
he heard all of the facts. He had
the audacity to say at a Council
meeting that he was keeping an
open mind. And we are to
believe emotion played no part
in his vote; that is a lie.
He touts the $300,000 the
city received from Wal-Mart.
The taxpayers will see none of
that money; it's all going to
lawyers. Approximately

$100,000 was paid to our city
attorney for the Wal-Mart fight.
Our attorney got a big fat check
for the Solantic fight and we
also had to pay Solantic's attor-
neys $120,000 because we lost.
that lawsuit. CouncilorWeldon -
conveniently omitted the fact
that he voted NOT to accept
that money, yet he is now try-
ing to take credit for it. Letters
to the Editor notwithstanding,
check the legal records; Mr.
Weldon can claim all he wants
that he is doing right by this
city. The facts show his emo-
tional reaction to "predatory
development" is what gets us
into these messes in the first
Dana Pardee
Neptune Beach

Holiday extravaganza was a real treat for community

To the editor:
Re: FHS Holiday Extravaganza
on 12/4/07
The performing arts depart-
ment at FHS put on a fabulous
concert featuring Musical
Theater, a Dance Ensemble, the
Wind Ensemble, Symphonic
and Jazz Bands, and the Vocal
ensemble, Ladies Chamber
Choir, Women's Chorus and
Men's Chorus.
Many in our community are
not familiar with the high cal-
iber of the performing arts
department at FHS. These per-
forming arts groups are made up
of a large cross section of the
FHS student body, including the

honor students, athletes, artistic
students and more. What a
great way to ring in the holiday
season and rejoice in the fabu-
lous things that the teens in our
community are doing! The
admission price of $2 was a bar-
Thank you to the performing
arts groups for donating the pro-
ceeds to the FHS band who will
be representing Florida in the
National Independence Day
Parade in Washington ,DC in
July 2008. It needs to be stated
that all of these performing
groups participate in competi-
tions and concerts all over the
state. Thank you to the Beaches

Leader for including these
events as part of .your school
and community coverage (for
example, see the front page
story on 12/7/07).
Our thanks go out to the FHS
Performing Arts Faculty: Tina
Fallon (Musical Theater), Cindy
Kidder (Dance Instructor),
Jonathan Maerkl (Band
Director), Thomas Ming (Drama
Instructor), Jane Palmer (Choral
Director), Shelli Long (accompa-
nist) and Dane Gilbert,
Carla Crumley-Forest
FHS Band Parent, FHS SAC
member, FHS alumna





misses all

the spirit

N o one could accuse me
of being a technology
pioneer. In fact, I
remain out of step with a lot
of "hot new trends" until
they become, the common-
place, like cell phones, for
I drive a sedan in an SUV
world. It comes as no sur-
prise, then, that this is the
first year I have done any
Christmas shopping online.
I did not find it the life-
changing experience that
some reported.
It does save gasoline for
me, but transfers that
expense, I imagine, to the
UPS truck. It can be done in
a relatively short time if
you know what you want to
buy. It can also save you
that wrapping thing, if that
is something you would
rather not do. Yes, there are
lots of advantages and I have
been the recipient of'a lot of
gifts purchased online that I
have welcomed with enthusi-
There's a favorite holiday
song which says: "City side-
walks, busy sidewalks,
dressed in holiday style. Iri
th !t aih :'there's"a feeling of
Christmas. Children laugh-
ing, people passing, meeting
smile after smile... Strings of
street lights, even stop lights
blink a bright red and green,
as the shoppers rush home
with their treasures." This
says it all for me.
Many of us are moved by
the setting the lights,
music, the people wishing
you a happy holiday, the
crowd all engaged in a mis-
sion of a somewhat selfless
nature. It gets us "in the
mood." That experience is
one I miss while sitting at the
computer, and it just doesn't
feel right.
Maybe it's too easy and,
with years of extended stress
and pressure going along.
with this time of year, I just
don't want to go with the
easy way.
I want my gifts to say,
"Your mom has spent a lot of
time and effort on this."
This is not a recommenda-
tion to do it my way, as if I
could convince any avid
online shopper to go back to
actually visiting the store. It
definitely does not carry the
conviction that mine is the
best way. But it carries a
warning. don't send me an
electronic Christmas card!
Borgstede is sales director
for The Leader.

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Aggravated assault was
reported Dec. 6 in the 1500
block of Beach Proper S. A 67-
year-old man told police he
was walking his dog on the
beach when the animal
approached a "homeless man"
riding a bicycle. The suspect
stabbed the dog in the head
with a knife, the report said.
When the owner yelled at the
man, the suspect turned the
knife on him before fleeing
the scene. The dog was taken
to the vet for treatment of his
injuries. The suspect was
described as a white male, 5'8"
with a medium build.
0*** *
David William Apelquist,
43, of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Dec. 4 and charged
with strong arm robbery in the
1200 block of 3rd Street S.,
according to a police report.

Petit theft was reported Dec.
5 in the 300 block of 1st Street
N. A beach cruiser valued at
$175 was stolen from a bike
rental business that leases
bikes to hotel guests. An
unknown man cut the lock
from a Solar beach cruiser to
steal the bike.

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Dec. 5 in the
400 block of 1st Street S. A
2002 silver Nissan Extera was
recovered after being towed
from private property. Police
determined that the vehicle
was stolen out of St. Johns
Auto burglary was reported
Dec. 5 in the 1300 block of 3rd
Street N. A chop saw and a
shop vacuum with a combined
value of $400 were stolen from
a vehicle left at an auto repair
business in September.
* *
Grand theft was reported
Dec. 7 in the 100 block of 25th
Avenue S. A golf cart valued at
$3,095 was stolen from a
maintenance shed at a condo-
minium. Police said the shed
was not properly secured.
* *
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Dec. 7 in the
100 block of Penman Road.
The victim told police that his
1994 black Chevy S-10 truck
valued at $1,000 was stolen
from his driveway. An extra set
of keys stored in an outdoor
shed were also missing.

Tony Roosevelt Robinson,
48, a transient, was arrested
Dec. 10 and charged with fail-
ure to register as a sexual
offender in the 500 block of
Shetter Avenue, according to a
police report. Robinson was
found at 3 a.m. trespassing
behind a closed business,
police reported. Police deter-
mined he was a registered
offender in South Carolina but
had not registered in the three
months since he relocated to
Duval County, the report said.

Sexual battery was reported
Dec. 4 in the 2000 block of 3rd
Street N. Police reported they
are investigating a suspect
who allegedly fathered the
baby of a 15-year-old girl. The
case was turned over to' the
Atlantic Beach Police

Prescription drugs, two
DVDs, and cash were taken
from a man's vehicle in the
parking lot of the Veranda
commercial complex Thursday
afternoon, according to a
police report.

A Ponte Vedra Beach woman
reported Thursday that almost
$5,800 in fraudulent charges
were made in her name in the
last month, according to

A 'misdemeanor simple
assault charged was filed on a
71 year-old man after he

The Town Center Agency has invited
the new management of the Sea Turtle Inn
- soon to be a luxury resort to its next
meeting to discuss issues at Town Center,
according to officials.
Neptune Beach Vice Mayor and town
center agency board member Harriet
Pruette wants the opportunity to discuss
general concerns, such as parking at Town
Center, the commercial area at the end of
Atlantic Boulevard where Neptune Beach
and Atlantic Beach meet, with the new
"To me, it would be the right thing to

knocked over a neighbor's hat
during an argument Thursday
in the 200 block of North
Serenata Drive, according to a
police report.

Two computers worth
$3,200 were stolen from an
office in the 600 block of
Ponte Vedra Boulevard
between the night of Dec. 5
and Thursday morning,
according to a police report.
* *
A purse containing four
walkie talkies and $100 cash
was stolen from a vehicle in
the 2000 block of South Ponte
Vedra Boulevard Friday, police

A vehicle worth $9,000 was
stolen from the 2500 block of
South Ponte Vedra Boulevard
Sunday morning, according to
a police report.
* *
Robert Lee Young, 37,
turned himself into the
Atlantic Beach Police
Department on Dec. 7 for an
active sexual battery warrant,
according to Public
Information Officer Tiffany
Christopher Aaron Miller,
18, was arrested for possession
of or selling a controlled sub-
stance on Dec. 4 in the 700
block of Sailfish Drive N.,
according to a police report.

Aaron Bradley Sanford, 19,
was arrested for possession of
or selling a controlled sub-
stance on Dec. 4 in the 700
block of Sailfish Drive N.,
according to a police report.
Burglary to a residence was
reported on Dec. 5 in the 600
block of Plaza Drive, according
to a police report. An
unknown suspect entered the
victim's bedroom through a
window and stole a laptop
computer, according to the

Burglary was reported on
Dec. 7 in the 1000 block of
Buddy Crout Lane, according
to a police report. A speaker
box containing two sub-
woofers was stolen from the
victim's vehicle, according to
the report.

Burglary was reported on

Atlantic Beach police are
looking for two suspects
involved in an armed robbery
Tuesday morning.
The armed robbery occurred
at approximately 10:02 a.m. at
a Citgo station in the 1600
block of Mayport Road, accord-
ing to police.
The suspects are described as
two black males in their late
teens or early 20s and one sus-
pect was armed with a hand-
gun, according to police.

Dec. 7 in the 800 block of
Neptune Lane, according to a
police report.

Fraudulent use of personal
identity information was
reported on Dec. 9 in the 100
block of Sand Castle Way,
according to a police report.
Julie Wynn Lardner, 41, was
arrested for felony charge of
criminal mischief and aggra-
vated battery, according to a
police report. The victim and
suspect had a confrontation
and the victim tried to prevent
the suspect from leaving by
reaching into the vehicle to
take the keys, police reported.
As the victim reached in the
vehicle, the suspect put the car
in reverse and dragged the vic-
tim alongside the vehicle,
police said. The victim had
road rash on more than 75
percent of his body, according
to the report.
James Gordon Lashbrook,
22, was arrested for possession
of cocaine on Dec. 8 in the
1900 block of Fourth Street,
according to a police report.
Grand theft was reported on
Dec. 7 in the 500 block 6f
Atlantic Boulevard, according
to a police report. The victim's
purse was stolen at K-mart,
according to the report.
Obtaining personal property.
with the intent to defraud was
reported on Dec. 7 in the 2000
block of Marye Brant Loop S.,
according to a police report.
Someone gained access to the
victim's account and charged
approximately $400. to his
credit card, according to the

Grand theft was reported on
Dec. 6 in the 1100 block of
Seagate Avenue, according to a
police report.
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Dec. 6 in
the 2500 block of Waters Edge
Drive, according to a police
report. The victim's 2002
Chevrolet Tracker was stolen
from the front of her resi-
dence, according to the report.
Charles Gregory Shepherd,
41,. wa rarrested for possession
of a controlled substance: on
Dec. 6 in the 1500 block of
Florida Boulevard, according
to a police report.

One suspect was wearing a
white baseball cap, a gray
sweatshirt, jeans and white
tennis shoes. The other sus-
pect was wearing a black base-
ball cap, black t-shirt and dark
pants, according to police.
The suspects were seen leav-
ing in a white car, possible a
Cadillac or a Buick, according
to police.
Contact Det. Tiffany Layson
with any information at.(904)

Grand jury indicts transient

in June murder in alleyway

A transient arrested last sum-
mer in connection with the
murder of a man in a
Jacksonville Beach alley was
indicted last week by the Duval
County Grand Jury on the
charges of first degree murder.
The Grand Jury met
Thursday and indicted Michael
Dean Small, 47, for killing
Scott Eugene Hofmann in an
alley behind Dick's Wings in
the 400 block of 4th Street
North, according to the state

attorney's office. '
Hofmann was found June 12
face down in the alley with his
hands bound behind his back.
Small was identified early in
the investigation as a person of
interest because of his criminal
history as a registered sex
offender, police reported.
Police formally charged
Small with murder on Sept. 6
after reviewing the evidence in
the case with the State
Attorney's Office.

do. Invite them [and] let them know
some of the concerns," she said. "One of
the biggest problems that Town Center
faces is not enough parking."
Town Center Agency Chair Kelly Elmore
said that a manager at Sea Turtle has
always participated with the agency in the
past, but the hotel's management has had
such a large turnover that the agency has
not had them to a meeting in a while.
Elmore said that the agency is non-
political and that parking is a city issue.
"I don't think we plan to discuss that
specifically, but it may come up," he said.
The Sea Turtle Inn, which is in the
process of converting to One Ocean as



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grade classes. Students enjoyed a epnBc Jsasnville and in their 20s,
City Hall. They toured City Hall and the Police Station. we standing near their vehi-
cle at 3:30 a.m. when a dark
pulle robb ting l

tar tu f'sn Wri Polieo suspects exited the

CtyHllTheytoure City H and tAcura, and d in past the
to.of fer- id e aA couple preparing to take a
seaside stroll were held at
gunpoint early Sunday morn-

ing in the 12th Avenue South

Checking ut the inside of a police car are eptune Beach Beach., t

l WW A mPolice'saidd the man and
Elementary students from Mrs. Gilpin's and Mrs.i Wrights 2nd woman, s both from

bulkhead but turned around
grade classes. Students enjoyed a field trip to Neptune Beach Jacksonvile and in their s,
City Hll. They toured City Hall and the Police Station. were standing near their vehi-
colored, two-doorhe male' vehicle

Ss couple toward the beach say-
ing they were going to smoke

The men walked to the
bulkhead but turned around
twork is needed o question .whether' the
police frequently patrol the
area. When the male victim
a said he didn't know because
nF W R Grant he, was new to the city, the
e er ea suspects each pulled semi
automatic handguns from
their waistbands.
Both suspects pointed the
by LIZA MITCHELL a Florida Communities Trust weapon at the male one at
STAFF WRITER Grant to 'allow the city of his head and the other at his
The owners of Beach Jacksonville to purchase the abdomen and asked the
Marine are calling on boaters land for a passive park. man "what you got?" before
who regularly utilize the pub- The acquisition would also rifling through his pockets
lic amenities near the marina provide for the expansion of and stealing a $400 Palm Pilot
to help determine future the parking lot for boat trail- and $200 in cash.
improvements for the area. ers, something 80 percent of The suspects turned to the
Victoria Pennington, a con- the boat owners surveyed said female who said she didn't
sultant for Beach Marine is sorely lacking. have anything. The suspects
.owners Ken and Rose avlor, Tio i; City,'s application,. foLtJran backlto theif v gi eleanid i,
Recently, surveyed boat own- .theFCT grantwas placed lasti4ledlwesti on '12th<,;Avenue,^i
ers to get a consensus on what month on the contingency South to 2nd Street.
was working and what was list but Pennington is confi- The suspects are described
still missing. dent that the funds will be as light skinned black males
That information, she said, awarded. in their early 20's. Both were
will be combined with statis- "We are still hopeful," she wearing black hooded sweat-
tics gathered in upcoming said. shirts.
studies to "find out what we
have done right and what we
still need to do."
"We are going to continue
to survey registered boat own- .
ers in the area," Pennington Florida
said. "We will do a phone sur- WeatherU "We Do What
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Anthony C. DePasquale, who
was born February 15, 1935,
died December 6, 2007. A
beloved husband and father, he
will be truly missed and will live
on forever in the hearts of his
family and friends, the family
"We love you, Daddy," said

Albina C. Petiprin, Veronica A.
DePasquale and Hunter.Putty.
Visitation will be held from 2-
4 p.m. December 15, with mili-
tary honors at 4 p.m., in Quinn-
Shalz Family Funeral Home.
Services under the direction of
Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


S .i Reuschle,
92, died on
7, 2007 at
SSt. Lukes
by his fam-
ily. Bob or
"Robo", as
he was called, was born on
September 29, 1915 on Long
Island, N.Y. to the late Frank
Christopher and Elsa Hinsch
Reuschle. He was predeceased
by one brother and three sis-
ters and is survived by brother
Frank C. Reuschle of
Litchfield Beach, S.C.
He is also survived by his
bride of 69 years, Bernice, and
their three children, Robert J.
(Diane), Jeffrey P. (Peggy), and
Linda B. Reuschle; five grand-
children, Carole L. (Dave)
Edelstein, Robert M. (Dawn)
Reuschle II, Christopher H.,
Matthew R. (Giuliana), and
Jessica G. Reuschle, and 8
In 1933 at the age of 18, he
sailed from Portland, Maine
on the Seth Parker, a four-
masted schooner, owned by
radio pioneer Phillips H. Lord.
This trip would change the
course of his life and provide
life-long memories and
friendships. Scheduled to sail
around the world while pro-
viding weekly radio broad-
casts, the Seth Parker was
severely damaged by a hurri-
cane on crossing the Pacific.
The schooner was towed into
Samoa and continuation of
the trip was eventually aban-
doned. However, earlier stops
included many ports along
the Atlantic seaboard where
hundreds of people visited the
ship :as .elf as Haiti, Jagriatch,;i
the )PArianma'ma" Canal, the
Galapagos and Marquesas
Islands, and Tahiti.
He began his career in radio
on Phil Lord's show, We the

People, and he was a member
of the Radio & TV Pioneers of
America. He later worked at
several major N.Y. advertising
agencies, WLAC-TV in
Nashville, TN, and ended his
advertising career at WFGA-
TV 12 in Jacksonville where
he was National Sales
Manager for 17 years.
In "retirement", he contin-
ued to pursue his passion for
sailing and the sea by becom-
ing a part-time yacht survey-
or. He was also a docent at the
Jacksonville Maritime
Museum and a volunteer at
the Mayo Clinic. His volun-
teer work and his business,
Fine Yacht Surveys, gave him
much enjoyment and the
pleasure of making many new
friends in his later years, the
family said.
He was also very proud of
his service to his country dur-
ing WWII. From 1942-1944,
he served as a 2nd Mate in the
U.S. Merchant Marine and
made several crossings of the
Atlantic to ensure that sup-
plies reached our troops and
allies in Great Britain and
Europe. He was a member of
the American Merchant
Marine Veterans, St. Johns
River Chapter.
For many years, he was an
active member of St. Andrews
Episcopal Church where he
served on the building com-
mittee for Emmanuel Hall and
as member of the vestry. At.
Christ Episcopal Church, he
continued his service as and
In celebration of his life, a
Memorial Service will be held
at 1 p.m., Friday, December 14
in Christ Episcopal Church of
Ponte Vedra Beach. In lieu.of
flowers, the family reque-*,
that donations be made to til
, Jacksbnville -;ik; .Maritimne'
'Muise f m :Society 6tor *" the
American Heart Association.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home
in Jacksonville Beach.


James E. Thomson, 82, born
in Hinsdale, Il., died December
6, 2007. He was a chemical engi-
neer, a member of Christ
Episcopal Church and a veteran
of World War II, serving in the
U.S. Navy.
He was preceded in death by
his former wife, Betty, and is sur-
vived by his wife, Harriet; chil-
dren, Andy (Margaret), Craig
(Beth), Joan, Cynthia (Michael)
and Elizabeth (Hayden); grand-
children, Christina, Andrew,
Braridon, Jim, Katy, Lael, Aimee,
Natalie, Elizabeth, William,

Brince, Kelsey and Sarah; and.
five great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service was held
December 8 in Christ Episcopal
Church, Ponte Vedra Beach,
with the Rev. William Baxter
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Christ
Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan
Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Services under the care direc-
tion of Quinn-Shalz Family
Funeral Home, Jacksonville

Former Bloomington, Ind.
resident Phyllis Ann Franck,
74, died November 21, 2007 at
her home in Jacksonville. A
Graveside Service was held
November 28 in H. Warren
Smith Cemetery, Jacksonville
She was born September 7,
1933 in Owensboro, Ky. to
Gilbert and Francis (DeMar)
She was employed by
RCA/Thomson Consumer
Electronics for 29 years. During
her time at the Bloomington
plant, from 1980-1994, she
worked as Employment
Manager. In 1997, she moved
to Jacksonville to enjoy her
In her retirement, she loved
spending time with family and
friends. She also worked part-

time for ServCorp.
She is survived by her son
and daughter-in-law, Eric and
Jobe Franck of Neptune Beach;
daughter and son-in-law, Jill
and Jeff Bums of Jacksonville
Beach, Florida; and grandchil-
dren, Andrew Franck of
Neptune Beach and Emma
Burns of Jacksonville Beach.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, Gilbert and Francis
She was an incredible moth-
er and friend, the family said.
The family is asking that, in
lieu of flowers, donations be
made in memory of Phyllis A.
Franck to Susan G. Komen for
the Cure, Ste. 250, 5005 LBJ
Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.


S Patricia A.
79, of
S. Rockport,
Mass. and
Beach died
l December
.. S. 8. 2007 in
*' her winter
s: home after
a brief ill-
ness. She was born in Rockport
to Marion and Stuart Cooney Sr.
While attending Smith
College, Springfield, Mass., she
met her husband of 55 years,
Raphael Rodrigues, and started
a family. She became an advo-
cate for youth, believing that
every child was her child, and
began a career at the Ludlow
Boys and Girls Club that lasted
more than 35 years. She
touched many lives.
In her retired years, she was
the unofficial ambassador to
Rockport's famed Bear Skin
Neck, working in many galleries
and shops. She loved her family
and friends and extended her
love to anyone who crossed her

path, the family said.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 55 years, Raphael
Rodrigues; children, Linda,
Judy, Pete and his wife,
Marjorie; grandchildren, Carrie
and her husband John, CJ,
Nikki, Doug, Mitchell, Danny,
Eric, Bryan and Brook; great-
grandchildren, Alexander and
Patricia-Ann, expected in May
2008; sisters, Barbara Cooney
Gonsalves, Jean Stringham and
Alice Cooney; and brother, Lou
She was preceded in death by
her mother, Marion Cooney
Maxwell; father, Stuart Cooney
Sr.; and brother, Stuart Cooney,
Memorial Services and a cele-
bration of her life will be deter-
mined at a later date. The fami-
ly said she would appreciate any
contributions considered be
made in her name to the
Ludlow Boys and Girls Club,
Ludlow, Mass.
Services under the direction
.of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home & Cremation Centre.


JOur t a gtunst
Young; 95,
died peace-
.-: f u ll y
6, 2007 in
the Hadlow
Center for
S." C a r i n g
The oldest
of six children, she was born
July 20, 1912 to John Ernest
and Hattie Ortagus.
She was the office manager
for McIver Clinic prior to her
retirement. She also was past
president of the Assumption
Parish Guild, Widow and
Widowers Club and was a
member of the Catholic
Women's Club.
She is survived by her daugh-
ter, Mary Bingemann (David);
grandson, Jarrett Bingemann
(Lisa); granddaughter, Maria

Carmen .Bingemamn; and sis-
-ters, IBernice Caldwell'; M.D.,:
and Phyllis' Pilcs.' She waspre-
ceded in death by her husband,
Lloyd Young.
Known for her ballroom
dancing and sense of humor,
she will be dearly missed by
her family and friends, the
family said.
Visitation with a Prayer Vigil
was held December 9. A Mass
of Christian Burial was cele-
brated December 10 in the
Holy Family Catholic Church,
with the Rev. Gregory Fay as
Celebrant and the Rev. William
Kelly as Concelebrant.
Internment was held in St.
Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
a Catholic Charity of one's
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

I Angela
54, died
9, 2007 at
B Medical
Born in
Jacksonville to Raymond
Kennedy and Shirley Buss, she
was preceded in death by her
husband, Tony McGovern, and
father, Raymond.
Survivors include her only
child, Korey McGovern; par-
ents, Shirley and Carl Buss;
brothers, Scot Steger and
Raymond Kennedy; sisters,
Sanda Lee and Robin Knight;
many cousins and lots of other

relatives and friends.
She was loved by everyone
who had the pleasure of know-
ing her, the family said. She
would light up a room with her
loving personality and beauti-
ful smile, the family said.
She was a member of
Daughters of the Nile #85 and
Ladies of the Shrine #100.
The family received friends
December 11 at Jacksonville
Memory Gardens Funeral
Home. Funeral services in cele-
bration of her life will be held
at 11 a.m. December 12 at the
funeral home, 111 Blanding
Ave., Orange Park. Interment
will follow at Jacksonville
Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to American
Heart Association, 5851 St.
Augustine Road, Jacksonville.


Frederick Leonard Taeusch,
92, of St. Augustine died
December 6, 2007 following
hip surgery necessitated by a
fall in early November. Known
affectionately as Dick by his
family, he was born November
26, 1915 in Hollywood, Calif.,
where his father, Carl F.
Taeusch, taught mathematics
at Hollywood High School.
After completing secondary
schools at.Derby Academy in
Derby, Conn. and Phillips
Academy in Andover, Mass., he
entered Princeton University
in the fall of 1934.
Pursuing his passion for the
sea, he received his appoint-
ment in 1935 to the United
States Naval Academy and
graduated with the class of
1939. Majoring in electrical
engineering, he rowed crew,
another passion he passed on
to his son, Carl II. A sub-
mariner during World War II
and for several years after, he
loved all kinds of boats and
continued to sail his own sloop
well after his retirement from
the Navy in 1967.
After leaving the Navy, he
and his wife Cynthia moved to
the Jacksonville area, where he
joined the administration of
Episcopal High School, serving
initially as provost and later as
E r t. :: o ,w .

assistant head master. He also
taught mathematics and
oceanography and coached
tennis and crew.
He retired from teaching in
1977, when he and his wife
moved to Sawgrass in Ponte
Vedra Beach, where he was an
avid tennis player well into his
70s. He also served as a volun-
teer fireman and member of
the vestry at Christ Episcopal
He is survived by his two
sons, John of Washington,
D.C. and Carl of Tokyo, Japan;
his sister, Barbara Tufty of
Washington, D.C.; their fami-
lies and numerous nephews,
nieces and friends around the
U.S. and abroad.
His kind and generous spirit,
hearty laugh and contagious
smile will be dearly missed by
all who knew him, the family
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the Nature Conservancy
Rainforests Fund at
www.nature.org/rainforests or
in one's own region.
A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. December 12 at
Christ Episcopal Church.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.
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The City of Jacksonville Beach is holding a Public Hearing for its
2008-2009 Community Development Block Grant Program.
Citizens are invited to attend the Public Hearing to receive informa-
tion about current year activities and to make recommendations
for activities to be undertaken during the 2008-2009 program year.
The Hearing will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 17,
2007 during the regular City Council Meeting at the Jacksonville
Beach City Council Chambers, Eleven North Third Street.
For more information, please call Roy Paxson, Assistant City
Manager at 247-6268.



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A devotion

to things


P oet Joyce Kilmer was
right-on when he
wrote, "I think that I
shall never see / A poem
lovely as a tree."
Appreciation of trees
was also expressed with
great sincerity in "The
Diary of Anne Frank," the
famous book written by a
doomed young Jewish
girl who hid with her
family in Amsterdam,
Netherlands, during the
Nazi occupation in World
War II.
Confined to a secret
annex in a house there
for two years, they were
ultimately discovered and
taken to a Nazi concen-
tration camp, where she
died. While hiding, she
would peer longingly
through a window at a
tree in the courtyard out-
That comforted her, as
evidenced by passages .
she wrote, such as, "Our
chestnut tree is in full
blossom. It is covered
itih leaves and 4s.ecen
more beauliftl thtir' 'aCt t
On a visit to the house
(now a museum) some
years ago, I looked out
that window and tried to
imagine how it must
have felt to be penned up
there with only the tree
to console her in a cruel,
hopeless situation.
Sadly, according to a
recent Associated Press
report, the big tree
became fatally diseased
and was ordered cut
down as a safety measure.
Fortunately, the Dutch
authorities saved grafts
from it, and.a sapling will
replace the original.
The unhappy news of
that tree's loss underlines
for me the importance of
the local tree protection
ordinances that help pre-
serve and protect trees
hereabouts. They're obvi-
ously working.
Viewed westward from
the top floor of a beach-
front hotel, the abun-
dance of greenery in the
Beaches area is pretty
I've been a tree hugger
since, as a youngster, I
used to gaze at and
admire the fruit trees in
our New Jersey back yard
(especially in apple blos-
som time).
As an adult, I fondly
planted orange and.
Confederate rose trees for
our kids to worship in
Neptune Beach. .
A rare occasion on
which my devotion to
things arboreal got shak-
en was when I, while a
young teen, applied to be
a tree surgeon's helper.
Climbing up the tryout
tree, I lost my grip and
slid all the way down,
skinning my arms. That
ended my budding career
as a woodman medic.
My love affair with the
silent sylvan sentinels
extends even to
Christmas trees.
Not wanting to con-
tribute to their demise, I
once decorated our
indoor rubber tree plant
(Never again. My fami-
ly didn't applaud, and I
dreamed my Christmas
stocking contained

Nease's best

Top rookie 'fell into the job'

Kristin McGillin, an English
teacher at Nease High School,
is the school's Rookie Teacher
of the Year. This is the first
year beginning teachers are
being honored in St. Johns
County district schools.
Following are questions
given to all teachers of the
year for Ponte Vedra schools,
and her answers, edited for
How long have you been
Since January 2006. I fell
into the job, basically. They
had a teacher. leave suddenly
after the first semester and I
was a substitute teacher at the
time, and they called me to fill
in for a few weeks, [but] .. the
first day I was there they asked
me if I would like to interview
for the job, and so I did, and I
got it! Four months out of UF
at age 21 with no education
experience, I was facing a
room of.16- to 18-year-olds.
What grade levels do you
I currently teach 12th
graders and a handful of 11th
graders. I teach mostly
Advanced Placement English
literature and composition,
which is designed as a college-
level class. This year I have
also started teaching a rather
difficult class, English with

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Kristin McGillin is Nease's first Rookie Teacher of the Year.
intensive reading blocked ing remediation due to low
together. This is for especially
low readers who need stan-
dard English class with read- SEE McGILLIN, A-10

Top teacher started in Mexico

Rosa Maria Weaver, who
teaches Spanish at Nease
High, is the school's Teacher
of the Year.
She and other teachers of
the year in Ponte Vedra
schools were asked the same
questions. Her answers follow.
How long have you been
teaching? How long at
Nease? Where did you teach
I came to Nease 13.5 years
go. I taught at Sebastian
Middle School [in St.
Augustine] for three years.
Before that, I taught at Flagler
College and in a private pre-
school in St. Augustine. When
I came to this country 25
years ago, I taught in
Tallahassee in an after-school
program. Before I came to the
United States, I taught in
Mexico, where I am from.
What language and
grade levels to you teach?
I teach Spanish. In the past
four years I have taught jun-
iors and seniors. I have taught
all levels, including Advanced
Placement Spanish. This year
one of my classes is conversa-
tional Spanish. I love sharing

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Rosa Maria Weaver fell in love with teaching as a child.

my childhood memories and go into teaching?
experiences from the different
places I have traveled.
What prompted you to See WEAVER, A-10

urtle Island Natural
Foods owner Patricia
Goelz and Sean Sigmon,
Turtle Island's chef, provide
their customers with organic
and natural foods year round.
December is a busy time at
the shop both for in-house
sales and for holiday catering
Both Goelz and Sigmon
agree that "the holidays
should be healthy" and that it
is possible to prepare delicious
holiday dishes that are nutri-
tious and not high in fats,
sugars, and calories.
"We recommend using
organic vegetables and grains;
and meats, poultry and fish
that are free from antibiotics
and hormones, for your
health and the health of the
"Don't forget to include
organic beverages and
desserts! Cut out simple sugars
by using agave syrup (see
notes below), fruits and fruit
juice in your recipes."
Continue to eat healthy
during the holidays and espe-
cially before attending a holi-

day party. Then.at the party,
fill your plate once with a bal-
anced variety of foods, they
When planning holiday
menus, use seasonal fruits and
vegetables which provide
good nutritional value and
have lots of flavor.
In Florida, almost every-
thing is coming into season,
said Goelz. Strawberries, cit-
rus, persimmon, and star fruit
are just a few in-season fruits
that can be used for holiday
Vegetables such as brussels
sprouts, greens, and the many
varieties of winter squash are
also in season and can be pre-
pared in a variety of ways.
"Yod eat with your eyes"
and simple preparations that
let the food "speak for itself"
are a good way to offer sea-
sonal foods.
By pass the fat when prepar-

ing greens, said Goelz. All
greens, even collards, are
delicious after being
steamed or sauted quickly.
Winter squash can be
used as the basis for soups
,or roasted and served as
appetizers, side dishes, or
For example, pumpkin is
one of the winter squashes.
It can be prepared in a vari-
ety of ways other than in a
custard for pumpkin pie,
said Sigmon.
Slices of pumpkin (or
other varieties of winter
squash) can be drizzled with
a little oil and sprinkled
with salt and pepper or
other seasonings and then
roasted in the oven. These
can be either sweet and
served as dessert or savory
and used as an appetizer or
side dish, depending on the
seasonings used.

The following are suggested
healthfill holiday menus,
resources for recipe ideas, and
selected recipes from Goelz
and Sigmon.


Former Florida professor

writes with dramatic flair

Dr. Michael Gannon
was an associate dean
teaching a full load of
classes at the University of
Florida when he became a
best-selling author in 1990.
Five years earlier, while
researching another book,
Gannon, 80, locked onto to
a great source of World War
II history: Former German U-
boat commander Rienhard
Skipper of the infamous
German submarine U-123,
Hardegen had kept all of his
logs from his military serv-
ice, including the one he
had the night his sub torpe-
doed a merchant ship, the SS
Gulfamerica, off the coast of
Jacksonville Beach in 1942.
Locating Hardegen and his
logs helped Gannon earn a
five-figure book deal from
"I was working on a book
of Florida history with World
War II as aside note,"
Gannon recalled last
Thursday after an hour-long
lecture at the
Museum &
History Center
in Jacksonville
Beach. A
"I was given
name by the OP
British R
Ministry of
Defense. The\
gave me his D I
phone number TIE RA
in Germany STORYOFG
and I called FRSTU- BC
and asked him AIONG TH
if he remem- r GC. i"NW
bered any- [ MICHAE
, thing about
the SS ..

"He told me, 'I remember
everything about every day I
served on submarines.' "
And Hardegen had the logs
to prove it.
Gannon went to Germany
to see the logs and probe
Hardegen's long memory.
After reviewing the first two
chapters of Gannon's
"Drumbeat" manuscript,
Harper-Collins gave the UF
professor a $25,000 advance
and a two-year window to
finish the book.
"I asked them if I could
have three," Gannon
recalled. "I worked on it
every night and on week-
ends. It was the most popu-
lar book I've done, in terms
of copies sold."
An author of several books
on Florida history and two
other non-fiction works on
WWII, Gannon has been
called "the dean of Florida
Now retired after more
than 30 years of college
teaching (he joined the UF

A i

B /

faculty in 1967), Gannon
writes regularly for the
Jacksonville-based "St.
Augustine Catholic" maga-
His first book, "The Cross
in the Sand: The, Early
Catholic Church in Florida,"
was published in 1965.
Gannon penned it two years
before he began teaching at
Florida and three years
before a stint as a war corre-
spondent in Vietnam forthe

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Catholic News
A 1945
graduate of St.
Academy in
St. Augustine,
Gannon also
worked as an
unpaid sports
writer for The
St. Augustine
Record after
the daily
sports editor
was drafted
during WWII.
He followed

which recently went out of
print after 17 years, with the
war novel "Secret Missions"
in 1995, and non-fiction
works "Black May" (1998)
and "Pearl Harbor Betrayed"
He calls "Black May" his
"most important" WWII
book because it "tells the
story of how the German U-
boats were defeated in the
space of one month" in
"Black May" closed the U-
,boat chapter in Gannon's lit-
erary life, but it didn't end
his interest in re-examining
WWII history. The Institute
of Historical Review said
Gannon's "Pearl Harbor
Betrayed" is "an outstanding
example of historiographical
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history professor, but he
writes with a dramatic flair,
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Katie Dutcher and Scott Perdue


Katie Kristine Dutcher of
Jacksonville Beach and Scott
Perdue of Jacksonville have
announced their engagement to
be married.
The bride-elect is the daughter
of Austin and Shirley Dutcher of
Jacksonville Beach. She is a grad-
uate of Fletcher High School
and earned an associate degree

Laura and Trent Cressy
announce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Amelia Paige Cressy, on
Oct. 1, 2007. She weighed 7
pounds, 15 ounces and was 20
inches long.
She joins a 2-year-old sibling,

from Tallahassee Community
College. She is employed by
The groom-elect is the son of
Felton and Mary Perdue of
Jacksonville. He is attending
Florida State University.
The couple plan to wed on
May 11, 2008, at The Oldest
House in St. Augustine.

Maternal grandparents are
Barbara Black and the late
David G. Black of Ponte Vedra
Beach, Paternal grandparents
are Dr. and Mrs. Charles Cressy
of Chadron, Neb.

Clark Larson and Phoebe Richbourg

Phoebe Richbourg and Clark
Larson, both of Pacific Grove,
Calif., have announced their
engagement to be married.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Dr. and Mrs. Tom
Richbourg of Maitland, Fla.
She earned a bachelor's degree
from the College of William
and Mary and a master's
degree of architecture from the
University of Virginia. She is
employed by Flesher & Foster
Architects in Pacific Grove.

Coastal Community Center
The Coastal Community
Center, 180 Marine St., St.,
Augustine, offers a Christmas
Tea, with holiday music and
festive refreshments, from 1-3
p.m. Dec. 16. Tickets are $10.
Dinner and a Movie, "It's A
SWonderful Life." is offered
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
The cost is $10. Call 209-3700
for information or reserva-
Future Neptune Senior
Trips planned by the
Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center include a December
Christmas Mystery Trip, the
Symphony Coffee Series Jan.
18 and Broadway in
Jacksonville's "Spamalot" Feb.
20. Make reservations by call-
ing 270-1688.
Art for Seniors
The Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach, in partnership
with St. Johns County Council
on Aging, offers "Healthy
Minds, Healthy Bodies," a com-
plimentary arts programs for
senior citizens that runs to
Dec. 19 at The Players
Community Senior Center. The
program is free for underserved
seniors 60 and over. The series
includes complimentary
instruction with professional
artists, supplies for selected
classes and a tour of the J.
Johnson Gallery. Registration
will be at The Players Center.
For information and a com-
plete class listing, contact Vicki
Van Horn at 280-3233.

Especially for Seniors Talks
& Tea
"Art as Therapy" will be the
subject Dec. 19-20 at the
Cummer Museum, where seat-
ed gallery talks for seniors
begin both days at 1:30 p.m.
Receptions will immediately
follow each presentation.
Seating is limited, and pre-reg-
istration is required. Call 904-
355-0630 to register. The cost
for members and non-mem-
bers alike is $6.

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

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

The groom-elect is the son of
Tom and Janet Larson of
Jacksonville Beach. He earned
a bachelor's degree at the
University of North Carolina
at Asheville, and a master's
degree in urban and environ-
mental planning at the
University of Virginia. He is
employed by the City of
Seaside, Calif., as an urban
The couple plans to wed in
March in Orlarido.

281 19th Ave. S., Jacksonville
Beach, has different programs
each day. On an on-going
basis, Uno cards is played at
8:30 a.m. each week day.
Bridge is played from 9 a.m.-12
p.m. Tuesday and 1-4 p.m.
Thursday. Ceramics is offered
at 9 a.m. Mpnday-Wednesdays,
and Bingo is played at 10 a.m.
each week day, except
Thursday, when it starts at 9:30
a.m. Exercise classes are offered
at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, and beach walks are
taken at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday.
There's a bridge class at 1 p.m.
Tuesday. Computer classes are
offered at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Monday, and Mah Jongg is
played from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday. For information, call
Current Issues
The Players Community
Senior Center hosts a Current
Issues Discussion Group that
meets every Monday from
10:45-11:45 a.m. at 175
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra,
Beach. The group provides an
informative forum in which to
share ideas, solutions and
insights on what's happening
in the world today. Call 280-
3233 for information.

Tap Classes..
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center offers
Beginning Tap Classes held at
6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings
and 10 a.m. Monday morn-
ings; Call Jane at 241-0432 for

The Corbitts

Wilma and Bruce Corbitt will
celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary on Friday, Dec. 14,
with a family cruise.
The couple were married
Dec. 14, 1957 in Marshall,
Wisc. She is the former Wilma
Heiman of Marshall and retired
from the city of Jacksonville
Beach as the city clerk.

Mr. Corbitt is originally from
Homerville, Ga. He retired
from the Social Security
Administration after 30 years
of service.
The couple have four chil-
dren, Johnny and Steve Corbitt
and Cheryl Palmer and Staci
Hunter. They have eight grand-


Weston S. Hines of Atlantic
Beach has graduated from the
the unlicensed apprentice pro-
gram at the Paul Hall Center
for Maritime training and edu-
cation in Piney Point, Md...
Hines completed nine months
of seamanship training.to qual-
ity for work aboard a U.S. flag
commercial vessel.
Hines has received an entry
rating merchant mariner's doc-

photo submitted
Weston Hines of Atlantic
Beach is a Merchant Marine.

ument. He is the son of Robert
and Vicki Hines.
Lauren Elise Bosier celebrat-
ed her first birthday on Nov.
13. She is the daughter of
Grant and Bonnie Bosier of
Alachua, Fla., and granddaugh-
ter of John and Linda Bernard
of Ponte Vedra Beach and Bill
and Joyce Bosier of Starke, Fla.

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Joyner gets

state award

St. Johns County schools Superintendent
S Joseph Joyner was named Superintendent of
the Year last week by the Consortium of
Florida Education Foundations.
Joyner, who won among school districts
with 50,000 or fewer students, accepted the
award at the 62nd annual joint meeting of
the Florida School Boards Association in
This is the first year the consortium has
given the award. The organization also rec-
ognized a superintendent in the over-50,000
student category and two School Board
Joyner is currently serving as president of
the Florida Association of District School

photos by CHUCK ADAMS
An HSL 44 helicopter
(right), piloted by Lt.[j.g.]
Jamie Epps, lands in the
field in front of Ponte Vedra-
Palm Valley/Rawlings
Elementary School Monday,
and (above) Fran Huston's
first-grade class shows its
patriotic pride prior to the
helicopter's arrival. See
story, A-1.

Weaver: Teaching style is 'student-centered'

Continued from A-8
I remember when I was 12, I
would play school with my
sisters, who were 7 and 5. I
have always liked to teach. My
first teaching job was when I
was 25. I taught art history
and archaeology. I loved it!
Where did you graduate
college? Any other related
I graduated from
Universidad Nacional
Autonoma de Mexico, which
is the largest university in the
country. I got a full scholar-
ship to work on my doctorate
in colonial Mexican history,
in Seville, Spain. I am a
National Board Certified
teacher. In my discipline, I am
one of only four in St. Johns
County. I was an ESOL trainer
in 1992-93 in St. Johns
County. I am presently

enrolled in a masters class,
"New trends in the teaching
of foreign languages," at UNF.
Who was your favorite
teacher while you were
growing up? Why?
My favorite teacher when I
was growing up was my biolo-
gy teacher because she was
very fair. The class was hard
but she made it very interest-
ing with all the labs we had to
do. I learned there, that stu-
dents learned the best by
How would you charac-
terize your teaching style?
My teaching style is very
dynamic, energetic, student
centered and engaging. It is
versatile and adaptable to any
learning style my students
have. i want my students to se
the practical aspect of what
they are learning, and that is

why I always assign real life
tasks for them to perform in
the target language. They
need to see the real applica-
tion and advantage of what
they are learning.
What do you enjoy most
about teaching?
The fact that I can teach my
native language and I can
share my culture and heritage
with my students. I want to
impact my students where
they see the need to travel and
the need to reach out and,
meet new people and new cul-
tures in order to open their
What would you like to
do in the classroom if
money were no object?
I would like to have a lan-
guage lab where my students
could talk on a regular basis'
with students from Spanish-

speaking countries. I also
would like to have money to
travel with my students dur-
ing the summer. I would like
to take them to an immersion
program in a Spanish-speak-
ing country. This first hand
experience would benefit
them tremendously.
a What can parents do to
make their child's school
experience the best it can
Parents have a great impact
in a student's school perform-
ance. They need to be very
involved in whatever their
child is interested in sports,
drama, dancing, service proj-
ects, etc. Students need their
parents' approval and contin-
uous support. Parents need to
be in communication with
teachers to'monitor their chil-
dren's school progress.

Yarbrough's third
grade class at
Ocean Palms
Elementary Dec'
6 shows the pup-
pets each made
based on a work
of fiction.

Recipes: Organic

Apple Cider Glaze

Cont, from A-8
*Roasted Eggplant Dip
#Spiced Persimmon Salsa
(can be used to top brie, .
chips or a sliced meat dish)
a great departure from a
heavy cream sauce and
persimmons are in season!)
Stuffed Mushrooms W/
Native Forest Artichokes
Turtle Island White Bean
Dip w/ Crostini
Winter Squash Crostini
*Rosemary Walnuts
#Peanut and Squash Soup

*Coriander Prawns
Poached American Gold
Salmon with Organic Apple
Cider Glaze
*Fish filets, in Parchment
Organic Oven Roasted
Organic Turkey Pot Pie
Sesame Organic Turkey

*Roasted Vegetable Platter
Green Beans with Shallots
& Garlic
Saut6ed Swiss Card with
Cherries and Pine Nuts
*Quinoa Casserole
Maple Glazed Sweet
Parsnip Pear Puree
Roasted Butternut Squash
topped with Sweet Grass
Dairy Asher Blue Cheese

Apple Cobbler
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Devils Food
Holiday Cocktail Party for
8-10 guests
1 Roasted Eggplant Dip
2 Stuffed Mushrooms W/
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3 *Coriander Prawns
4 Sesame Organic Tiirkey

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Party for 30 guests
Passed before hand

Winter Squash Crostini
*Rosemary Walnuts

Served on the Buffet

Roasted Butternut Squash
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Dairy Asher Blue Cheese
*Roasted Vegetable Platter
Green Beans with Shallots
& Garlic
Organic Oven Roasted.
Assorted Cookie &
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Holiday Sit-down Dinner
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#Peanut and Squash Soup
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Saut6ed Swiss Card with
Cherries and Pine Nuts
Maple Glazed Sweet
Green Salad with Seasonal
toppings (sliced pears,
almonds, goat cheese)

Flourless Chocolate Cake

From Nourishing

Traditions by Sally Fallon
# From December 2007
Cooking Light
Parsnip Pear Puree'
1.5 lb parsnips, peeled
6 tbl olive oil
2 tbl agave syrup
one-quarter tsp ground
one-eighth tsp ground all-
4 ripe Anjou pears,
peeled, cored and cut into
1-inch piece
three-quarters cup
.Nancy,s sour cream
one-half tsp salt
one-half tsp freshly
ground white pepper

Preheat the oven to 325
degrees F
In a baking dish, combine
the parsnips, pears, 2-tbl
olive oil, the agave syrup,
cinnamon and allspice and
cover tightly with alu-
minum foil. Bake until the
parsnips are tender, about
45 minutes. Remove from
the oven and uncover.
Transfer to a food proces-
sor. Puree on high speed for
30 seconds. Add the sour
cream, salt and pepper and
process until smooth. Serve
immediately or cover to
keep warm until ready to
Note: Agave syrup may be
substituted for sugar in
Use 1/3 cup of agave
syrup for every 1 cup of
sugar in the original recipe.
The quantity of liquids in
the original recipe must be
reduced due to the moisture
included in the syrup.
Some chefs also reduce
the oven temperature by
250F in recipes requiring
i/Vegan> in particular com-
monly use agave syrup to
replace honey in recipes and
drink like tea

Poached American Gold
Salmon with Organic
Apple Cider Glaze
Organic Apple Cider
1 qt Organic AppleaCider
*one-quarter cup Apple 1
Cider Vinegar
1 tsp black pepper
one-half tsp salt
Reduce in pan over low
heat about 15 or 20 minutes
until the mixture is thick
enough to slide off a spoon
Allow about 6 oz per per-
son of salmon, you may cut
each portion or cook whole.
Times will be longer for
the whole piece.
Poach salmon in 1 inch of
water, one-half cup rice
vinegar, 3 bay leaves, 1
sliced lemon, 1 tsp pepper-
corns over medium heat
until done. (A rule is to
cook 10 minutes per inch of
thickness at the thickest
part of the salmon.)
Serve with glaze.

McGillin: Turn off the TV, put away the xBox, and get reading

Continued from A-8
FCAT scores.
Where did you grow up?
Graduate college? Any other
related training?
I grew up everywhere: my
dad was an officer in the
Army. The full list is North
Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia,
Virginia, Kansas, Hawaii, and
Florida, though I moved to
Florida by my own choice. I
usually just tell people
Virginia because that is where
I graduated high school. I got
my bachelor's in English in
three years at UF, then I went
to the University of North
Florida starting in 2005 and
got my master's in English in
August. As far as training, it's
really been "on the job." In
April, I became the
Department head for the
11/12 English department and
I'm the ninth grade class
What prompted you to

go into teaching?
After I realized, four weeks
into college and pre-med, that
I didn't really want to wake up
every day and go to a hospital
and see patients I thought
about the kinds of things I
liked to do, and I decided that
I like to go to the beach and
read books. English teachers
get summers off, and they
read a lot of books. Ironically,
I haven't seen the beach since
I became a teacher.
Who was your favorite
teacher while you were
growing up? Why?
Mrs. Wallace, 11th grade
English. I always say she's my
favorite and I truly have no
idea why. I just respect and
adore her so much. I just
remember her mannerisms,
and that she was so wise -
everyday wisdom I suppose is
what I learned from her.
When I got my job at Nease,
my best friend Rebecca sent

me a card of congratulations,
and she had Mrs. Wallace sign
it for me with' some words of
encouragement. It still brings
tears to my eyes when I think
of how much that means to
How would you character-
ize your teaching style?
Pretty relaxed. I really just
want the kids to have an opin-
ion about the world around
them, even if it's one I don't
agree with. I choose literature
for my students based on
what it makes them think
about. I believe that is what
all great literature does it
makes us think about human-
ity and the world and who we
are and how we act.
What do you enjoy most
about teaching?
The thing I enjoy most
about teaching is the rush you
get when you realize that
learning is going on before
your eyes. When you have

that moment sitting with a
kid when they say something
brilliant out of nowhere,
when they understand what
they are reading, when they
"get it" it is the best feeling
in the world. My classroom is
filled with celebration for the
little learning moments which
pop up here and there. You
must cling to this, because
five seconds later someone is
trying to make their home-
work into a paper airplane.
a What would you like to
do in the classroom if
money were no object?
I am a big believer in tech-
nology, especially because
with the Internet, there are
just so many resources out
there. My younger sister
attends Timberlin Creek
Elementary, and she .is in
what they call a computer
classroom. Each student .has
an iBook computer, and they
use it in class, and I just drool

over the possibilities that
affords. The possibilities are
endless. A class set of laptops
would be my dream.
What can parents do to
make their child's school
experience the best it can
I 'am so glad you asked,
because it is becoming more
and more clear to me that par- :
ents can do one thing to dras-
tically impact and improve
their student's performance in
school: do everything you can
to encourage your student to
read. Turn off the TV. Turn off
the XBox. Find something
your child is interested in and
put a book in their hands. It
doesn't have to be great litera-
ture. Let them see you read-
ing. Read to them if they are
too young to read on their
own. By the time they get to
me, there is only so much
impact I can have, but I can-
not tell you the positive

impact a home environment
of reading has on these stu-
dents. If you provide your
child with a positive reading
experience from a young age,
they cannot fail.

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Nease prevails in epic semifinal battle

"Fight on my men," said Sir
Andrew Barton. "I'm hurt but I
am not slain. I'll lie down and
bleed awhile and rise to fight
Unknown English poet.

SThe home crowd stood in
silence as trainers tended to
Ted Stachitas Friday night.
After a minute or so, a lone,
sympathetic voice from the
home side broke the uneasy
"Let's go, Ted," a Nease
High fan said.
With those words of
encouragement and an
assist from a trainer a hel-
met-less Stachitas rose to his
feet and walked off the field
on his own power.
Over on the Nease sideline,
head coach Craig Howard was
contemplating who would.
replace Stachitas on the next
critical play in overtime, and
also the words to an inspira-
tional folk ballad.
"Ted was like Sir Andrew on
that play," Howard said Friday
after his team's epic 49-48
state semifinal victory over
previously undefeated Pace
"He tweaked that knee
again. But like Sir Andrew, he
fought back."
According to legend, Sir
Andrew Barton, a high admi-
ral in the Scottish Navy, ral-
lied his shipmates to battle
against the English in 1511 by
descending from a ship's mast
and blowing a whistle while
mortally wounded.
Stachitas, playing his eighth
game on a strained left knee,
sat out five plays in overtime,
before returning to lead
touchdown drives in the sec-
ond and fourth OT periods to
lift the Panthers to a berth in
Saturday's Class 4A state
championship game at the
Orlando Citrus Bowl.
Nease (13-1) takes on top-
ranked Miami Booker T.
(14-0) at 1
p.m. in a
game tele-
vised on Sun Ted is a tr
Sports/ FSN m
Florida. has compE
"I knew if ness. That g
we could
weather the boys to the
storm, some- physical and
body was ties. I don't
going to
make a mis- ever been pi
take. And
they did," uys..
said H ow ard, .................... ..........
whose team
beat Pace (13-
1) after Crag
Patriots kicker Panthers !
Eric Martinez
pushed an
extra point wide right in the
fourth OT stanza.






Nease High wide receiver Patrick Barker, left, hauls in a 37-yard pass in front of Pace defensive back Matt Parlato during last Friday night's state semifinal gane at
Panther Stadium. Barker caught five passes for 143 yards in the Panthers' thrilling 49-48 four-overtime victory.

...The marathon game, which
had sixth lead
changes, tied
a state playoff
recdod for
e battler. He longevity.
titive great- amase 486
ime took our total yards in
limit of their the contest to
Pace's 427.
mental abili- The visiting
hink I h Patriots threw
think I have for a game-
ouder of our high 389
yards, but
were out-
rushed by the
Howard Panthers,
Howard 197-38.
ead coach "We had to
throw the
ball because.
we knew we would have trou-
ble running the football on

Nease," Pace head coach
Mickey Lindsey 'said after the
"We fought. We executed.
We just came up one point
Pace victimized Nease's sec-
ondary for 14 pass plays of 10
or more yards. Junior quarter-
back Aaron Munoz was 25 of'
37 passing with TD strikes of
80, 15 and 34 yards.
But the I-formation Pats
could muster only one first
down via the run against
dominating front line of
Ramon Booi (348 pounds),
Frank Souza (253), John
Gallagher (220) and Ty
Carzoli (225).
"It was a big game between
our front line and their front
line," said Carzoli, who at 5
feet 11, is Nease's smallest D-
"Pace was a great team.

Their coaching was tremen-
dous. 'ButWe go into games,
thinking teams can't run on
us. And if they can, we know
we are doing something
Nease defensive coordinator
Danny Cowgill said Pace put
together a great game plan for
the Panthers, mitigating his
team's notorious pass rush
with backside out routes to
first-team all-state wide receiv-
er Riley Hawkins (13 recep-
tions for 245 yards, 1 TD).
"Give their coaches credit,
they'took what we gave
them," said Cowgill, whose
unit gave up more second-
half points to Pace than in its
three previous playoff games
"They knew how to attack
cover two and they were
patient enough to do it. But
we played a tough schedule

this year, and as long as you.
come out healthy against a'
schedule like that, you reap
the dividends when you get
into these wars."
Stachitas proved he is a war-
rior Sir Andrew would have
been proud of.
The senior rushed for a
game-high 109 yards on 28
carries and was 17 of 38 pass-
ing for 289 yards and two
He ran for an 8-yard TD in
regulation and a 3-yarder in
the fourth overtime period
behind the lead blocks of
Brett Russi and Riley Haynes.
In the third OT, Stachitas
limped off the field after
being gang-tackled on a 1-
yard run.
As in the ballad of Sir
Andrew, Stachitas "bled
awhile" and rose "to fight

"e..d is a true battler," said
loIvard. "He has competitive
greatness. That game took our
boys to the limit of their
physical and mental abilities.
I don't think I have ever been
prouder of our guys."
Howard said he "turned
from coach to psychologist"
when the game was on the
line in overtime.
"I said, 'We got to believe,'
" Howard added.
"There at the end on the
sidelines, I became a cheer-
leader because you can't let
doubt creep in.
"You just have to keep

Or as Sir Andrew said:
"Fight on my men. These
English dogs they bite so
low. Fight on for Scotland
and Saint Andrew Till you
hear my whistle blow."

Barker brothers make

key plays for Panthers


When the going got tough
in Friday's landmark state
semifinal football game at
Panther Stadium, Nease head

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He missed
the game ton
five field goe
think is a schc
changed his
never be the
that he w
because of v


coach Craig
Howard said
he knew "play-
ers, not plays"
would make
the difference.
Nease (13-1)
won the four-
overtime opus
49-48 against
visiting Pace
High (13-1)
with key per-
formances on
offense from
a pair of
brothers not
named Bates.
Junior wide
Patrick Barker
hauled in a
five recep-
tions for 143
yards and two
brother, boot-
ed field goals

of 30, 36, and 41 yards in reg-
ulation and two 3-pointers of
25 and 29 in OT.
The younger Barker also was
four of five on extra-point
Older brother Patrick, who
added 24 yards
on the ground,
beat man cov-
-, erage on a 33-
yard catch-
and-run in the
second quarter.
In the third,
Barker had a
37-yard gain
S on a deep post
In the
... fourth, Barker
took a short
one [PAT] in pass 38 yards
h into Pace ter-
ight, then hit ritory to key a
ilS, which I 79-yard scor-
ool record. It ing drive that
Swas capped
Life. He'll by his 23-yard
TD catch
same kicker TD catch
same icerfrom quarter-
as before back Ted
vhat he did Barker and
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Photo submitted
Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, center, with Nease High head coach Craig Howard, left, and Florida Gators coach
Urban Meyer at the award presentation ceremony last Saturday night in New York City. Before he became the talk of col-
lege football as the only underclassman ever to win the Heisman, Tebow starred at quarterback for the Panthers.

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Another great week of bottom fishing on party boats

It was another great week of
bottom fishing from the
party boats out of Mayport.
Sheepshead and reds are hot at
the rocks.
There was talk last week of
enlarging the cleaning tables
around Monty's Marina.
Anglers on both the "Mayport
Princess" and "King Neptune"
brought off dozens of snapper,
grouper, cobia, amberjack and
coolers full of sea bass and bee-
liners. It is definitely time to
go bottom fishing.
Capt. Jerry Moulton made
two productive trips to the
party grounds last week on his
"Another Tangle." On Saturday
with Matt Brunson, Jody

Jacksonville Beach
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Southeast winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Inland
waters mostly smooth. Patcy
dense fog with visibility 1 NM
,or less.
Southeast winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Inland'
waters a light chop. Patchy
dense fog with visibility 1 NM
or less.
Southeast winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Inland
waters a light chop.
Southwest winds 5 to 10


Rogers and Buster Morrow,
Capt. Jerry reports a catch of
eight snapper, two grouper and
lots of stringer fish. On
Sunday, Melvin and Junior

10:04 am
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Tides This -Week

knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Inland
waters a light chop.
North winds 5 to 10 knots.
Seas 2 to 4 feet. Inland waters
mostly smooth.
Southeast winds 5 to 10
knots. Seas 2 to 3 feet. Inland
waters a light chop. Isolated
South, winds 15 knots: Seas
2 to 4 feet. Inland waters a
moderate chop. Scatterd
showers and, isolated thun-

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National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Smith fished with Jerry and
brought six fat snapper home
to go with a grouper and lots
of sea bass.
Capt. Scott Darner on the
"Scott Free" last week with
Rob, Chuck Brian and Byron
Darner and friend Ron Carr
caught two speedy wahoo to
go along with their three snap-
per, a king and excellent catch
of triggerfish and sea bass.
Capt. Gerald Beasley, on the
"Rite Spot II" last Saturday
morning with Richard
Campanel party, fished the
Jacksonville Beach wreck for
three redbass to 30 pounds and
a snapper at 15 pounds. On
Sunday, Capt. Gerald reports
that they dropped down in the
same general area and all four
of his anglers brought up a
snapper. They had their limit
in just a few minutes of fish-
Capt. Gerald and his dad
Junior celebrated Junior's 80th
birthday with a little fresh
water trip last week near
Palatka. They caught 67 nice
bream. Great trip.
Capt. Dave Sipler, Joe
Evlberg and Deal Brantly
fished the river last Wednesday
and caught 12 reds to 30 inch-
es, six drum, four speckled
trout and a snapper.
Canal guide John Dyrssen
with Dwight Hibbard and his
daughter Candy used live
shrimp under corks and caught
12 speckled trout, eight reds, a
flounder and several blue fish.
Capt. Mike Morris and David
King anchored their "Crusty
Crab" along the rocks last

week and pulled up 30
sheepshead, two drum and a
Jetty guide Fred Morrow
fished with Vic Truster and
Glen McRae along the jetties
last Wednesday. They caught
five drum weighing between
eight and 10 pounds and three
reds to 34 inches.
Capt. Fred, Jim Lyons and
his daughter Joni used live fid-
dlers for bait along the rocks
on Thursday and sacked up 19
sheepshead to four pounds.
Frank Pixler was Fred's partner
on Saturday and the two
,friends pulled 21 sheepshead
out of the rocks. Their largest
weighed six pounds.
Capt. Dennis Young, with
the Hank Clauss party last
Friday, iced down eight snap-
per to 21.pounds and dozens:
of sea bass. On Saturday,
Michael Weaver, his son
Taylor, Charlie Matthews and
his son Charlie fished with
Capt. Dennis aboard the "Sea
Dancer." They caught nine
snapper to eight pounds, two
grouper and dozens of sea bass.
They released 60 snapper that
were too short.
Duane Schmidt, Clayton
Doerr and Norm Carrow fished
on the "Sea Dancer", on
t Sunday and they brought up
eight snapper, two grouper and
plenty of sea bass.
Capt. Kirk Waltz on his
"Enterprise" with the Halsey
Wise party last Thursday just
off the end of the jetties
caught nine drum, 14 reds,
four speckled trout and two
sheepshead, one at 10 pounds.

Photo submitted
Shane Kosovac caught this 26-inch red on the Jax Beach Pier

On Friday, with the Brad
Beckett party, they caught and
released 14 reds and cleaned
five speckled trout.
Larry Finch used clams
south of St. Augustine in the
surf to.catch a dozen pompano
and another dozen big whiting
last Wednesday. The rest of the

week he practiced for the red-
fish tournament and had plen-
ty of action.
James Gergley, Matt
Hamilton and their friend
Shawn fished the jetties and.
river bank last Tuesday for 35
trout and 15 sheepshead.
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Young and old: Tebow and Taylor shine

T im Tebow faces another
challenge what now?
The pride of Nease High and
the University of Florida
reached the peak of perfection
in college football by winning
the Heisman Trophy last
Saturday night in New York
City, but the question now is,
what next?
There is scant precedent for
Heisman winners who are still
undergraduates, and there's
never been a sophomore
returning for his junior season
as the reigning Heisman recip-
Tebow received the most
votes --1,957 points over a
good class of contestants and
he now becomes an icon who
set a new standard for follow-
ers to strive for. His closest
competitor, Darren McFadden
of Arkansas, had 1,703 points
in the voting. The other two
were left far behind: Colt
Brennan of Hawaii finished
with 632, and Missouri quar-
terback Chase Daniel came in
with 425.
The latter two could at least
be satisfied with a paid trip to
the Big Apple and the thought
that they were mentioned in
the same stories as Tebow.
Brennan received 54 first-
place votes and Daniel 25.
Those vote tallies wouldn't get
them elected dog catcher in
Stark or Waldo, but it's better
than being ignored all the
way. And who knows how it
might help Brennan in the
NFL Draft or.Daniel when he
returns to Mizzou for his
senior season next year.
Meanwhile, back home,
what about not-so-tiny Tim?
Is there life after the Heisman?
After the parades and celebra-
tions are over, what is left
after the Gators quarterback
combs the confetti out of his
handsome locks?
For one thing, he can lead
coach Urban Meyer to another

ly knows him, caught a 6-yard
pass from King David Garrard
and danced across the south
end zone for a touchdown.
No, really. Actually, the
Arkansas blonde bomber did
it before that, but was called
out of bounds.
Fred Taylor brought the
S: crowd to its feet with a
thrilling 80-yard touchdown
S' run. It's not much for Fearless
Freddie, who is used to scor-
ing, but this was his longest
: of the season and the longest
TD scamper in Jaguars history.
REX EDMONDSON Heck, it was even the
PRESS BOX longest run in the NFL this
season until about an hour
later when the Vikings'
Chester Taylor (no relation)
coveted national champi- ripped off an 84-yard scoring
onship. Meyer, of course, was jaunt in Minnesota's win, over
on hand for the big ceremony San Francisco.
last Saturday in NYC, "smiling Josh Scobee chipped in
approval" as the stories always with a trio of field goals for
say as his pride was crowned good measure, and Reggie
king of college football. Williams had a nifty 22-yard
Meyer was no doubt think- TD catch and run to open the
ing ahead: The battle is not scoring.
over for Tebow, it's just begin- But the thriller of the day,
ning. aside from everything else
that went on, was linebacker
Jaguars take Panthers Clint Ingram stealing a
to the woodshed Panthers pass and romping,
Maybe it was the excitement 39 yards to paydirt for his
over a local lad.winning the first touchdown, making the
Heisman Trophy, but some- score 27-6.
thing strange happened to the Fans had to see all this to
Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday at believe it. The victory keeps
Wayne Weaver's playpen. the Jaguars in a solid position
They walloped the Carolina for a playoff spot. Even if this
Panthers took the visitors was beating a team led by an
to the woodshed and tanned "old man," Vinny Testaverde,
their hides before 66.090 bug- now the same age as Del Rio,
eyed witnesses at Jacksonville it was still a big win for the
Municipal Stadium. home team.
After a lackluster firstquar- Garrard again played quar-
ter, Jack Del Rio's gang poured terback like a Pro Bowl player,
it on for a 37-6 finish as and Jacksonville's defense
though they were used to kept the Panthers scoreless
doing such things, no sweat. except for a pair of field goals
It was a fitting end to a from former Georgia Bulldog
great (Heisman) weekend. Jbhn,Kasey.
Strange things happened, The Jaguars needed this
you had to b7 there to believe boost of confidence following
it. last week's loss at Indy, and
Receiver Matt Jones, who is before next week's. trip to
used so seldom only his fami- Pittsburgh to face the Steelers.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor (28) is off and running on an 80-yard touchdown jaunt
during Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers. It was the longest TD run in Jaguars history.


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for kids ages 6 to 12 years old For both leagues, games ate activities like basketball,
from December 17-21 at begin Dec. 13 and 14. flag football, kick ball, tag
Wingate Pak. Intructjio, .t~jes. To register iit theY Ya 17g0 games and more. On Fridays,
place Monday to fuday from 9 Lanidrum Lane in Pont-Vera. all campers will receive a T-
a:.ri until 2.i30 p.m. and focus- -"faymeffhiisTbFeimaTe e~r^vieiahd go to
es on skill development, time of registration. Beach Bowl for bowling.
Cost is $135 for the week For more information and an
and includes lunch, drinks and Beaches Basketball application, visit beachesbas-
a T-shirt. League ketball.com or phone Tommy
Instructors include Fletcher A beaches basketball league Hulihan at 349-2611.
High assistant coach Dr. Jim is open to boys and girls 3
Timmons and Wes Timmons, years old through 5th grade. Fitness Camps
who plays in the Atlanta The league starts December 29 Registration is now open for
Braves organization. and runs through Saturday, Beach Girls Fitness, an outdoor
For more information, call March 1. fitness program for worien of
Jim Timmons at 223-1664 or Play consists of an eight- all fitness levels.
521-2867. game season and all players The fitness camp involves a

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

receive a T-shirt, trophy and
For more information or an
application, visit beachesbas-
ketball.com or phone Tommy
Hulihan at 349-2611..

total body workout designed
to help women lose weight,
gain energy and boost self-
Camps take place Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays from
.5:'0 a:m until 6:4 a m

Christmas Sports For more information phon
Camps Pushpa Duncklee at 403-9568.
A sports camp will take place or visit beachgirlsfitness.com.
at St. Paul's School during the
Christmas break. Camp will Soccer
take place in two sessions: ,The Over Forty Soccer Club
December 20-21 (cost is $50) plays at the San Pablo Fields

(opposite Fletcher High-School) for kids (ages 8 to 14) will take ball, volleyball, lacrosse, hock-
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BARKERS: Brothers make key plays in Nease victory

Continued from page B-1
again on a 10-yard scoring
strike in the second OT stanza.
"That was an incredible per-
formance by those two,"
Howard said about Stachitas
and Barker after the game.
"They hit those routes when
we needed them. Sometimes,
it's players, not plays. In
games like that, you throw the
stats out the window."
But Andrew Barker may
want to keep his awhile.
On the biggest stage of his
short career, the first-year
starting kicker was steady in
the clutch.
The 10th grader converted

all four of his kicking attempts
in overtime, including a pair
of pressure-packed field goals
and the eventual winning PAT.
Barker's 41-yard FG in the
second quarter bounced off
and over the crossbar to give
Nease an early 12-7 lead.
His 36-yarder with two sec-
onds remaining before half-
time gave the Panthers a 15-7
advantage at the break.
"He has missed some kicks
this year, but he knew we had
confidence in him," said
"He missed one [PAT] in the
game tonight, then hit five
'field goals, which I think is a
school record. It changed his

life. He'll never be the same
kicker that he was before
because of what he did
Howard also had kudos for
Andrew Barker's support staff
of long snapper Ryan
Overleese and holder Hunter
Bates, a pair of four-year letter-
"Those guys put as much
into their craft as anybody
around," Howard added.
"Ryan Overleese is snapping
the ball when everyone else
has gone home. Bates' holds
always have to be perfect. One
mistake can cost you the
As evidenced last Friday.

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Panthers kicker Andrew Barker, right, follows through on a 30-yard field goal out of the hold of
Hunter Bates (7) during last Friday night's state semifinal game against Pace High at Panther
Stadium. Barker connected on field goals of 30, 36 and 41 yards in regulation, and two more
from 25 and 29 yards in overtime to help Nease-earn a 49-48 victory, in four overtimes.

Panthers quarterback Ted Stachitas (16) fires a pass amid the fog in last Friday night's state
semifinal game. Stachitas threw for 289 yards and rushed for 109 to lead his team.

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The Beaches Division of the
Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce will hold a Beaches
Holiday Luncheon Thursday
at noon at Sawgrass Beach
Club, located at 9975 Summer
Place, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Canned goods for the USO and
unwrapped, new tojs for Toys
for Tots are being collected.
Cost is $15 with a reservation;
$20 at the door.


Prince Mullinax

Top listers for November for
RE/MAX Unlimited are Freida
Prince and Susie Mullinax
and top salesperson was Nicole

Cindy Bethel-
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Realty's Ponte Photo by Linda Borgstede
Vedra office. At the offices of J. David Pesterfield in Atlantic Beach, Santa's
M* helper Rose Riley welcomes friends and neighbors who bring
M a r s h new toys and games for the Marine's Toys for Tots annual col-
Landing Realty, Bethel election. This is an annual project for this Raymond James
Inc. has named Financial Services office, and Pesterfield provides a food table
to agency its november to reward the contributors.
top agent for November.

Read fine print carefully

New state law says gift

cards can not expire

Attorney General Bill McCollum has issued a
consumer advisory encouraging Floridians to
be savvy shoppers when purchasing and using
gift cards this holiday season.
The Attorney General reminded consumers
that gift cards scams unfortunately can occur,
but basic consumer awareness and fraud pre-
vention techniques could spare holiday shop-
pers considerable trouble.
Attorney General McCollum also outlined
tips for using gift cards that would enable gift
card recipients to protect themselves from
An important recommendation this holiday
season is to pay close attention to the fine
print on gift cards. A new law passed this year
by the Florida Legislature mandates that gift
cards issued in Florida will not expire or have
any fees that would reduce the value of the gift
card, although gift cards issued before June 28,
2007 can still have expiration dates, fees and
other terms that could reduce their value.
The Florida Retail Federation estimates that
Florida consumers will spend one out of every
five dollars on gift cards this Christmas season.
Nationwide, consumers are projected to spend
approximately $25 billion on gift cards during
the 2007 holiday season.
Complaints about gift cards should first be
reported to the retailer or financial institution
that issued the card. If the problem can't be
resolved at that level, consumers may want to
file a complaint with the appropriate authori-
ties. For cards issued by retailers, consumers
may contact the Federal Trade Commission at
http://www.ftcgov or call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-
HELP. For cards issued by national banks, con-
sumers may contact the Comptroller of the
Currency (OCC) Customer Assistance Group

When buying gift cards:

Buy gift cards from reputable sources.
Avoid buying gift cards from
online auction sites as these cards may be
stolen or counterfeit or may have been
obtained fraudulently.
Always read the fine print before pur-
chasing gift cards.
Inspect the card before buying. Verify
that none of the protective stickers have
been removed. Ensure that the codes on the
back of the card have not been scratched off
to reveal a PIN number. Report altered cards to
the store selling the cards.
Give the recipient the original receipt to
verify the card's purchase value in case the
card is lost or stolen.
Ask about purchase exceptions, includ-
ing any terms of use that may vary regarding
a store's website versus the physical store loca-
Treat gift cards like cash. If a card is lost
or stolen, report it to the issuer immediately.
Most' issuers have toll-free numbers to report
lost or stolen cards.

by calling 1-800-613-6743 or sending an e-
mail to: customer.assistance@occ.treas.gov.
The OCC charters, regulates, and supervises
national banks, some of which issue gift cards.
Complaints may also be reported to the
Attorney General's Office through the fraud
hotline at 1-866-966-7226 or online at

Governor Charlie Crist
appointed Edward E. Burr of
Jacksonville Beach, real estate
developer, to succeed Donna
Harper, for a term beginning
November 30, 2007, and end-
ing May 31, 2011 to serve on
the Jacksonville
Transportation Authority.
Ponte Vedra Beach now fea-
tures a "taste of the
Caribbean" with the new
Pusser's Caribbean Grille
restaurant that opens today.
The restaurant is located in
the Shoppes of Veranda at 816
A1A North, just south of the
Sawgrass Marriott Resort &
Spa. General Manager ill be
Dan Monk. Pusser's opens the
lower level of the restaurant
this month. When the restau-
Srant's "Upper Deck" is com-
pleted in January, the restau-
rant plans to introduce a
"Caribbean Call" Cocktail
Hour at 5 p.m. featuring live
entertainment Wednesday,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
evenings. Chef Chris DeLay,
former owner and operator of
Island Creations Private Chef
Service, will manage Pusser's
culinary efforts, which will
emphasize fresh seafood.
Introduced in the British
SVirgin Islands in 1979 by
Founder Charles Tobias,
Pusser's offers food, drink and
a tropical and nautical store
all in one location. The Ponte
Vedra location will seat up to
250 guests.
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The Ponte Vedra Chamber
of Commerce will hold a
Chamber Before Hours this
morning at Elizabeth's Caf6 at
7:30 a.m. Bring a toy.
* *
Beaches Weight Loss at 832-
15 Highway A1A North will
hold a grand opening this
evening from 5:30 to 6:30.
RE/MAX Specialists will be
sponsoring a food drive
through December 14 to bene-
fit the Second Harvest Food
Bank of Northeast Florida.
RE/MAX Specialists asks the
community to support its
efforts by collecting non-per-
ishable food and non-food
items and dropping them off
at any of its four locations,
including the Beaches office at
233 6th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. Suggested items are
canned nieats (tuna, chicken,
ham, etc), canned soups,
stews, and vegetables, condi-
ments, rice and pasta, diapers,
toothpaste, shampoo and con-
ditioner, soap, deodorant, and
paper products such as facial
tissue, toilet paper, paper
plates, napkins, and utensils.
* *
The Ponte Vedra Beach mar-
keting communications firm
GOLD received six creative
awards from two industry.com-
petitions. The firm took top
honors in the Creativity Annual
Awards and the MarCom
Awards. The Synchronicity Live
print advertising and poster
designs earned honors.


Former UNF student gives back to

professor who made a difference

Intracoastal West resident
Chuck Ged will give the
University of North Florida
$250,000, with a state match of
$125,000, as an endowment gift
to UNE's Environmental Center
in honor of his former professor
Dr. Ray Bowman.
The gift is because of the dii-
ference Bowman made in Ged's
life. Ged will make this presen-
tation at 11 a.m. today at the
University Center in the Board
of Trustee Room, Room 1058,
UNF President John A.
Delaney will be on hand for the
Ged has stayed in touch with
former chemistry professors,
including Bowman and years
ago, he taught a chemistry lab
class at UNF Like many UNF
students, Ged worked while he
attended classes.
During a visit with Mark
Workman, UNF provost and
and vice president, Ged said he
still has the paper he wrote for a

fellows program
open to college

Governor Charlie Crist has
announced the opening of the
application process for the
Gubernatorial Fellows program.
This program, established in
2004, gives college students
around the state the opportuni-
ty to spend a' semester working
alongside state government's
top staff.
"I think the Gubernatorial
Fellows program is a unique way
for students to learn about the
impact public service has on the
lives of all Floridians."
Approximately 12 students
from across the state are selected
to serve as Gubernatorial
Fellows each year.
Eligible candidates are gradu-
ate students or upperclassmen at
a Florida college or university.
Fellows are matched with proj-
ects, based upon their expertise
and interest, to maximize both
their learning experience and
the contributions they make to
state government. Fellows are
expected to participate, perform
and contribute at the same level
as high-level staff. Florida's pub-
lic universities and many of the
state's private colleges will waive
tuition for students participat-
ing in the program.
Applications will be accepted
until February 17, 2008. The
2008 Gubernatorial Fellows class
will be announced March 17,
2008, and the first day of the
program is May 12, 2008.
For more information or to
obtain an application, visit

UNF class project while he was
working at JEA. He described
* himself as not a very bright stu-
dent, but someone who was
willing to work hard to get
Ged moved to Jacksonville in
1984 and later graduated from
-UNF in -o0S6 with a chemistry
-degcee (Gl %\oikeJ forJEA fora
nuinbel ot y)ais and in 1994, he
started his own company,
Advanced Environmental
Laboratories (AEL), which pro-
vides environmental testing of
water and soil samples.
Gradually, Ged opened sever-
al other locations throughout
the state, including Tampa and
Gainesville. He serves as presi-

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travels frequently between the
offices. In 2002, the company
reported sales of $2.5M to S5M
and approximately 25 employ-
In 2004, Ged committed to a
$100,000 gift to the Science
and Engineering Building and,
named ,the Advanced
Chemistry Laboratory, which
contains many specialized ana-
lytical instruments. Ged also
established the Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Ged Science
Scholarship, with a $3,000 gift
providing support to chemistry
students in 2003. He continues
to give $3,000 each 'ear to
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UF expert warns:

Playing Santa for oneself can

lead to a debt-filled New Year

by Mickie Anderson
University of Florida
News Desk
With more than half of us
expecting to play Santa for
ourselves this holiday season, a
University of Florida family
finance expert warns that
being self-indulgent -- even at
-bargain prices -- can lead to a
bad case of buyer's remorse.
According to an annual con-
sumer survey conducted for
the National Retail Federation,
56 percent of us expect to treat
ourselves this season, taking
advantage of holiday sales.
Another 30 percent aren't sure,
and 13 percent say they can
resist temptation.
On top of the $816 the aver-
age consumer expects to spend
on the holidays this year,
they'll tack on another $106
treating themselves, the survey
said. The trend has held steady.
The same survey in 2002
showed 55 percent of respon-
dents intended to spend on
"If you start buying for your-
self while you're buying for
other people, especially, you
really run the risk of over-
spending," said Michael
Gutter, an assistant professor
in family financial manage-
ment with the Institute of
Food and Agricultural
Sciences. "You're just going to
likely spend more than you
intended and you're only
going to end up being frustrat-
ed in the result."
Gutter's No. 1 rule for avoid-
ing a financial holiday hang-
over: Before you ever step foot
in a store, make a budget.
Either jot down specific gift
ideas for those on your list or

the amount you can spend on
each person.
"Making those lists in
advance can help people really
kind of set limits, set bound-
aries for themselves," he said.
"And if your name isn't on the
list of people that you're buy-
ing for, then that can some-
times be helpful."
Gail Cunningham,
spokesman for the Silver
Spring, Md.-based National
Foundation for Credit
Counseling, says not sticking
to a budget is one of the
biggest consumer
mistakes."People are well
intentioned," she said. "About
half of the people that go out
shopping make a budget, and
half will exceed that dollar
Once you're out shopping,
instead of grabbing those half-
price shoes that go perfectly
with your new black skirt, pass
the buck, Gutter says.
Go home and drop a hint
about the shoes to a relative or
friend who may be looking for
a good gift idea.
"If there's a sweater you real-
ly like and you really wanted
to get it for yourself, or a video
game or whatever it is...there's
nothing wrong with letting
people know," he said. "In fact,
I find that if you do that, peo-
ple are grateful. Because no
one knows what to get anyone,
most of the time."
If no one takes your well-
placed hint, evaluate the gifts
you do get.
Often you can go back and
buy those perfect shoes with a
gift card or cash. Or you can
take back a present you don't
like and exchange it for the
shoes, he said.

Other rules on Gutter's list to
avoid a depressing January:
If you can do your holiday
shopping with cash or a debit
card, leave the interest-accru-
ing credit cards safely at home.
"It's the ultimate stopgap,"
he said. "No matter how much
you're using the debit, card,
you're going to think 'whoa,
whoa, whoa, did I go over my
balance?' With the credit cards,
we may not think about it at
But many consumers don't
have the bank balance avail-
able to pull off a cash-only
Christmas, he said. And for
them, here's another rule:
Do not, under any circum-
stances, use credit cards to
charge more than you can pay
off by the end of February
without ignoring other bills,
he said.
'"We hear that the average
American has $9,000 in credit
card debt, well, this is why," he
said. "We don't ever let our-
selves pay it off because we're
constantly giving ourselves
permission to charge this or
charge that. So I really do sug-
gest that two-month limit."
And Gutter urges everyone
to think about what they're
spending on the holiday and
why. There is enormous pres-
sure to spend to make the hol-
iday "perfect," but you can
ignore it.
"If you get someone a video
game system, it's not like you
saved the world. It's a nice ges-
ture, but you might even feel
better about yourself some-
times to give some of that
money away," he said. "I think
people as they get older often
see that."

Survey shows:

Florida's real estate report

mixed instead of all bad

by Cathy Keen
'Unversity of Florida
News Desk
All is not gloom and doom
with Florida real estate, accord-
ing to the latest University of
Florida study, which finds a pos-
itive outlook for commercial
properties despite the bad news
in the housing market.
"There is more than one
world of real estate, and while
you can paint a very grim pic-
ture of single-family housing
and condos, rental and com-
mercial property look on bal-
ance to be healthy and normal
even though they are not as
rosy as they were a year ago,"
said Wayne Archer, director of
UF's Bergstrom Center for Real
Estate Studies.
The findings are from the
center's quarterly survey of
Florida real estate trends that
was completed in October. A
total of 339 professional real
estate analysts and investors
participated in the survey, with
appraisers making up the largest
group, 60 percent, followed by
consultants, 10 percent, and
brokers, 9 percent.
The report's release coincides
with Florida being reported as
one of a handful of states most
vulnerable to the effects of the
subprime mortgage fallout, with
one widely quoted property
expert even going so far as to
say that "Florida is the epicenter
of all things wrong with the
housing industry," Archer said.
"What these apocalyptic
accounts fail to consider is that
job formation and migration to
the state are still strong, and
these are the factors that drive
the real estate market," he said.
Many of the pessimistic
reports look only at the single
family and condo picture,
which are not doing well, but
investment, occupancy and
rental rates for retail, office,
industrial and hospitality are
considered to be progressing
normally, although not in as
good a shape as a year ago,
Archer said.
The outlook for nearly all of
the commercial and rental mar-
kets -- apartment, office, retail
and industrial -- calls for them
to increase slightly less than the
rate of inflation compared to
slightly more than the rate of
inflation that was predicted a
year ago, he said.
"With all the horror stories in
the news about foreclosures,
people can't help but be a little
more sober and cautious," he
The one segment of the sin-
gle-family market upon which
the UF survey collects detailed

A tractor trailer prepares to haul a mobile home from the Golfair
Mobile Home Park Monday on Shetter Avenue in Jacksonville
Beach where a multi-unit apartment complex is planned. Park
residents were given until October, 2008 by the developers of
The Broadstone project to find alternate housing. Some resi-
dents have already relocated as evidenced by several empty
lots in the park.

information, the new home
market, is the least distressed,
Archer said. "While the outlook
for existing home sales is grim
for the next quarter or two and
possibly even over the next
year, the outlook for new hbme
sales looks like it's going to be
stable a year from now, at least
in some markets," he said.
Inventories of existing single-
family homes are at their high-
est levels in a long time, with
part of the problem stemming
from second home purchases,
Archer said. Many people who
were disappointed with the
stock market returns invested
their retirement savings in sec-
ond homes or rental homes
with the intention of selling
them for a quick profit, only to
have the market urn sour, leav-
ing a huge inventory, he said.
To make matters worse, peo-
ple who might normally meet
the marginal requirements for a
mortgage can no longer qualify
because of the current credit
crunch, Archer said. At the same
tifne, homeowners who are sell-
ing expect to get the same price
they might have received a year
or two ago, he said.
"Unfortunately, those prices
had inflated enormously and in
most cases there is simply going
to have to be some adjustment
over the next year or two," he
Florida's housing picture is
the worst on the southwest
coast, particularly for existing
single-family homes, but it is
mixed in southeast Florida,
Archer said. "While the condo
story for Miami and southeast

Florida is disastrous, it's a dif-
ferent situation with freestand-
ing single-family homes,
where the volume of sales is
expected to stabilize in the
next year or so," he said.
One factor to its advantage is
that the southeast coast is a
haven for international invest-
ment and the recent decline in
the dollar makes it even more
attractive, he said.
The single-family housing
market is healthiest and apart-
ment occupancy. rates most
stable in north and central
Florida, Archer said. In
Jacksonville, half the respon-
dents expect an increase over
the next year in absorption
rates, the ability of. the real
estate market to sell off houses
that are for sale, he said.

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Realtor@ Sherri Glisson is hosting a Christmas Ornament making/decorating event at the Watson
Intracoastal office located at 13001 Atlantic Blvd. The event will be held on Saturday from 10
a.m. to noon. Ornament making kits will be supplied, children will receive a gift, refreshments will
be served and a Christmas movie will be played on a projector screen with a special appearance
from Santa. RSVP at sglisson@watsonrealtycorp.com. For more information contact Sherri
Glisson at 334-1992. Above,.from left, enjoying an earlier event are Chad Dallimore, Brooke
Dallimore and Alexis Horton.

Stay alert to keep home

safe from burglars during

the holiday season

Homeowners can take some precautions to
safeguard their homes from burglaries during
the holidays, according to a press release.
Because people often travel or shop more
during the holidays, burglars have more
opportunities to break into homes, according
to Ray Palermo, director of public relations for
Response Insurance.
"People are busy and distracted," he
said. "They are not always focusing on the
more mundane things of life, like making sure
your home or apartment is secure."
Some tips to prevent home burglaries,
according to Palermo include:
*Examine the full exterior of your house.
Make sure all locked windows and doors are
secure and that there is not ary' "wiggle
room." Also make sure there is not anything

that could be used to climb on.
*Always leave your home in a secure state,
regardless of the amount of time you expect to
be away
*Make your house look "lived in"
Put timers on lights and set a timer on a
radio to a talk-radio station. Install a motion
detector or outside light and ask a neighbor to
pick up mail or newspapers.
*Install a home alarm system
*Take an inventory of major possessions.
Place valuables on tables and videotape your
house room by room.
*Tell a trusted neighbor when you will be
*Make sure your homeowner's insurance
coverage reflects any improvements or pur-
chases that have increased the value of your
. For more- information, visit


The Jacksonville Beach Planning and Development
Department has received an application (PC #32-07) to amend
the Redevelopment District: RD ordinance governing the Pier
Point mixed-use development located at 525 North 3rd Street.
The applicant is requesting to add "physical fitness facilities"
as a permitted use within the Pier Point development.

A public hearing on the proposed application is scheduled as

Jacksonville Beach City Council December 17, 2007
7:00 p.m.

The public hearings will be held on the dates and times listed
in the City Council Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida. A copy of the application and
other documents are available for public inspection at the
offices of the planning and Development Department, 11 North
3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, during normal busi-
ness hours.


In accordance with Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, any
person desirous of appealing any decision reached at this
meeting will need a record of the proceedings. Such person
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made, which record should include the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be made.

The public is encouraged to speak on issues on this Agenda
that concern them. Anyone who wishes to speak should submit
a request to the recording secretary prior to the beginning of
the meeting.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and
Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to participate in this meeting
should contact the Planning and Development Department no
later than 5:00 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting date.

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Wednesday, Dec. 12
Management Advisory
Group: The next GTM
Research Reserve
Management Advisory Group
meeting will be held at 6 p.m.
at the GTM Research Reserve
Environmental Education
Center, 505 Guana River
Road. The event is open to the
public. For information, call

Newcomers of the
Beaches: Newcomers of the
Beaches, an organization for
women who are new to the
area, holds a luncheon at 11
a.m; at the Casa Marina
Hotel, 691 1st St. .N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Bill
Cosnoyti will present a pro-.
gram about the Jacksonville
Symphony and provide a sur-
prise musician to serenade the
gathering. The cost of the
luncheon is $20. Call Bonnie
Lynch at 904-821-9002 for
information or to join the

Ladies Auxiliary Meeting:
The Ladies Auxiliary of
Greater Beaches VFW Post
3270 meets at 7 p.m. at 915
8th Ave. S., Jacksonville
Beach. Members are encour-
aged to bring a guest. For
information, call 249-7366.

Two Chamber Events: A
Ponte Vedra Chamber of.
Commerce Before Hours will
be held starting at 7:30 a.m. at
Elizabeth's Caf6. The function
will support Toys for Tots, so
members should bring a toy.
Later in the day, from 5:30-
6:30 p.m., a Grand Opening
of Beaches Weight Loss will be'
held at 832-15 Highway A1A
North, Ponte Vedra Beach.

Thursday, Dec. 13
Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
The speaker will be Fred Lee;
the program will be the
Neptune Beach City
Council-Visioning and other
city issues. The cost to non-
members is $15. For informa-
tion, call club president Neil

Sterling's Birthday Party
Sterling Joyce Jr., maitre d' at the Casa Marina Hotel, left, and Chef Aaron of Casa Marina will participate in a culinary cookoff dur-
ing a party to benefit H.E.R.O.E.S. The eighth annual party will be held from 6 p.m. Dec. 12 to 2 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Casa Marina,
691 1st St. N., Jacksonville Beach. Joyce has served the hospitality industry for many years and the party on his birthday offers a
way for underprivileged kids to celebrate Christmas and have a good education. Those attending are asked to bring a gift of Carned
goods or an unwrapped toy for a child aged 4-14. There will be a barbecue dinner, for which the cost is $15; silent auction, fashion
show by J.Crew, mascots from the Jacksonville Jam and an entertainment lineup that includes, among others, Teddy Washington.
For information or to learn more about H.E.R.O.E.S., call its executive director, Melinda Morgan Spires, at 904-241-6035 or email
Melinda@forHEROES.org. H.E.R.O.E.S. is a local non-profit offering scholarships to Northeast Florida at-risk and underprivileged
youth to attend private learning centers.

Powell at 343-3571 or visit

Bethlehem Visit: Ponte
Vedra Presbyterian Church's
annual "Bethlehem Visit" will
be held Dec. 13-15. For infor-
mation, call 285-8225.

FRA General Assembly:
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 hold its monthly
General Assembly meeting at
8 p.m. at the Branch Home,
360 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. All members and
prospective members are
invited. New members are
always welcome. The FRA is a
worldwide veterans organiza-
tion that represents nearly
165,000 active duty and

retired Navy, Marine Corps
and Coast Guard members.

'O Henry Christmas': "An
O Henry Christmas" benefit
performance will be held at
Atlantic Beach Experimental
Theatre at 8 p.m. The doors to
ABET open at 7:30 p.m., and
free refreshments will be
served before the perform-
ance. Admission is $15, with
a portion of the ticket price
being donated to Beaches
Emergency Assistance
Ministry. For tickets, call 249-
7177. BEAM is dedicated to
providing temporary assis-
tance to Beaches residents in

Friday, Dec. 14

Author at Bookmark:
Bestselling author Steve Berry
will be at The Bookmark, 299
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign
copies of his new book, "The
Venetian Betrayal." The story
teams Cotton Malone, former
U.S.' Justice Department
agent-turned-rare book dealer,
with the adventurer,
Cassiopeia Vitt. Together,
they must outrun and out-
think the. forces allied against
them. For information, call

Kayak Tours of Guana:
Friends of the GTM Researchl
Reserve, in partnership with
Ripple Effect Ecotours, offers
morning kayak tours of the

Guana River from 10 a.m.-12
p.m. Dec. 14'and Dec. 15. The
cost of $45 includes the tour
all equipment, instruction
and parking fee, as well as
admission .to the GTM
Research Reserve
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be held Dec. 20.

Saturday, Dec. 15
Free JSO Concert: A holi-
day pops concert by musi-
cians of the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra will be
held starting at 7:30 p.m. at
New Life Christian,
Fellowship, 2701 Hodges
Blvd. The concert is to help
musicians during the current
work stoppage. The concert
will offer a montage of family-
friendly melodies. The grand
finale will be the Hallelujah
Chorus, with all in atten-
dance participating.

Meet the Author Book
Signing: Arliss Ryan will be at
a book signing for her new
novel, "How (not) To Have A
Perfect Wedding," from 2-4
p.m. at Books A Million, 738
Marsh Landing Parkway,
Jacksonville Beach. The novel
is based on Ryan's adventures
as a wedding hostess at one of
the famous Gilded Age man-
sions in Newport, R.I. For
information, call 273-8055.

Republican Club of
Beaches: The Republican
Club of the Beaches' annual
Christmas Party begins at 6
p.m. at the Sevilla Clubhouse,
Atlantic Beach. Admission is
an unwrapped gift for a boy
or girl. RSVP to Toni
VanOrman at 241-4928 to get
Sthe Sevilla gate code.

Synergy: The Adele Grage
Cultural Center presents
S"Synergy," paintings by
SMargo Buccini, through Dec.
S.15 at the Cultural Center, 716
e Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach:

Center. The tours are suitable i r 7
for ages 12 and up. Call 347- Monday D 17
1565 to reserve a seat. For AARP Driver Safety Class:
GTMNERR information, call A two-day AARP Driver Safety
823-4500. Class will be held at the Ponte
Vedra Beach Branch Library.
Shelby's in December: The class, designed to pro-
Several activities take place in mote awareness of the effects
and around Shelby's Coffee of aging on drivers 50 and
Shoppe in Neptune Beach this over Will be held from 1-5
month. An art exhibition by p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Rachelle Moes kicks off from The cost of the course is $10;
6-8 p.m. Dec. 14, and the class size is limited. Call 823-
North Beaches Art Walk will 9208 or 273-0495 to register.

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

Cancer Support Group: The
Cancer Support Group at
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
meets at 6 p.m. at the Florida
Cancer Center in Medical Office
Building B on the hospital cam-
pus. Call 247-2910 for informa-

Family Fun Hour: Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNEPR) hosts a Family Fun
Hour the third Wednesdayi of
each month. The event is open
to the public, including large
groups. Children ages 3 to 10
must be accompanied by a par-
ent. Participation is free, but
registration is required. All
materials will be supplied.
Contact the GTMNERR at 904-
823-4500. The GTM Reserve
Environmental Education
Center is at 505 Guana River
Road, South Ponte Vedra Beach.

Man to Man: Man to Man
meets on a quarterly basis at
Baptist Medical Center Beaches,
Jacksonville Beach. Man to Man
is an education and support
program for people dealing
with or interested in learning
about prostate cancer, while at
the same time providing a
forum for survivors who can
offer support and encourage-.
ment to those newly diagnosed.
For information about Man to
Man, call the American Cancer
Society at 249-0022.

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

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

son. For information or to make
a reservation, call 246-4641..

Overeaters Anonymous:
Overeaters Anonymous meets
at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at
Baptist Beaches East Pavilion.
Enter left of Main Entrance. For
information, call 704-4782.

Sons of Italy: Sons of Italy
Beaches Lodge 2821 conducts
its general meeting at 7:30 p.m.
the third Wednesday of every
month at the Adele Grage
Cultural Center, 716 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic Beach. A social
time starting at 6:30 p.m. pre-
cedes the meeting. Anyone,
male' or female of Italian her-
itage or not, who is interested in
attending a meeting is welcome
as a guest. For information, call

Toastmasters of Ponte
Vedra: Toastmasters of Ponte
Vedra meets from 7:30-8:45
a.m. in the administration
building of the Ponte Vedra Inn
and Club. Coffee is served. For
more information, call Michael
Steele at 904-910-1982 or visit

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

Grief Support Group: Grief
Support Group meets the third
Thursday of every month at 7
p.m. in the Library of the
Family Life Center of St. Paul's
Catholic Church, 578 1st Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach. The
group is for mdn and women
grieving the death of a family
member or friend. For informa-
tion, call Margaret at 280-0871.

Kiwanis Beaches: Kiwanis
Club of Jacksonville Beaches
meets at 12 p.m. at Selva
Marina. Country Club, 1600
Selva Marina Dr., Atlantic
Beach. Visit www.beacheskiwa-
nis.com for information.

Nightlife at the Cummer:

Nightlife at the Cummer, for-
merly-Cafe Nights, is held from
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the second
Thursday of every month at the
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville. The event is free to
members and $8 for non-mem-
bers. For information, call 899-

North Beaches Art Walk:
The North Beaches Art Walk,
held the third. Thursday of
every month, .uns from 5-9
p.m. The shops, restaurants,
bars, galleries and boutiques of
the Beaches Town Center area
and beyond showcase the talent
of local artists. For information,
call .Archway Gallery and
Framing at 249-2222 or First
Street Gallery at 241-6928.

Overeaters Anonymous:
Overeaters Anonymous meets
at 7 p.m. every Thursday at
Coastal Baptist Church (Rear),
750 Girvin Road. For informa-
tion, call 220-2939.

Republican Club of
Beaches: The Republican Club
of the Beaches meets the second
Thursday of the month at the
Adele Grage Cultural Center,
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. The evening begins with
a 6:30 p.m. social, followed by a
7 p.m. meeting. For informa-
tion or membership, call Scott
Chestnut at 536-7671.

River City G.O.P.: The River
City Republican Club meets at 7
p.m. the third Thursday of each
month at the Regency-area
Piccadilly Restaurant, 200
Monument Road. All are wel-
come to 'attend. For informa-
tion, call RCPC president
George Davenport at 221-1617
or membership' committee
chairperson Mary Jane Travis at

Exchange Club: The
Exchange Club of the
Jacksonville Beaches meets
from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Selva
Marina Country Club, 1600
Selva Marina Drive, Atlantic
Beach. The club website, for
information about speakers and
programs, is www.jaxbeachex-
changeclub.com. For informa-
tion about the club or to join,
contact Jack Morison at 904-
318-7162 or at

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The Beaches LeadelPonte Vedra Leader Pets & Animals
300 Pets
-/310 Pets for Sale,
S[)&/ { (' 330 Stables/Livestock
AT340 Lost/Found Pets
400 Notices

415 Personals

TUESDAY 11 A M 425 Legal Notices
S440 Misc. Lost/Found
FOR WEDNESDAY PAPER 450 Instructions/Schools

THURS., 11 A.M, Employment
., 11 A. 500 P-T Help Wanted
FOR FRIDAY PAPER 510 F-T Help Wanted

FAMILY RATE: 520 Job Services

$7.40 First 10 W words 530Bus.Opportunty
W 540 Child Care
470 each add I word 550 Work Wanted
555 Career/Seminars
Service Guide
$8.40 First 10 Words 600 Services

470 each add'l word 601 Air Conditioning
FOR MORE 602 Alterations
607 Auto/Boat Detailing

249-0A 9033 609 Bus. Services
24 -612 Carpet

Hours: Mon. Thurs. 613 Catering
8:00am 6:00pm 615 Cleaning
Fri. 8:00am 5:00pm 618 Electronics

1114 Beach Blvd. 619 ElectricalServices
Jacksonville, FL 32250 620 Equip. Rentals

SlSA 622 Fences
623 Finan. Services
Real Estate Rentals 625 Firewood
100 Real Estate 200 Rental 631 Computer Services
110 Lots/Land for Sale 215 Home for Rent
120 Homes for Sale 225 Wanted to Rent
.125,Real Estate.,,:.. 23QQ~Qp0,Qr 0 ,. .. Service
Wanted '""!"; W40'M, fif'Rebt 635 Lawn Svc/
130 Condos for Sale 260 Vacation Rental Landscpg
140 Mortgages 270 Rental to Share 636 Locksmith
150 Mobile Homes 275 Room for Rent 637 Marine Const.
for Sale 280 Office Space 638 Marine/Boating
180 Comm. Property 285 Comm. Rental 640 Concrete/Masonry
185 Industrial/
Warehouse 645 Moving & Storage

Service Guide cont.
648 Pressure Washing
650 Painting
651 Pest Control
652 Plumbing
653 Pools
654 Photography
655 Rain Gutters
660 RemodelConst.
665 Repairs
670 Roofing
675 Sprinkler & Wells
677 Tree Service
678 Tile
680 Upholstery
685 Wallpapering
690 Water Treatment
Health Services
700 Massage Therapy
710 Health Care Serc.
730 Caregivers
For Sale
800 For Sale
805 Music & Instr.
810 Antiques
815 Auctions
820 Wanted to Buy
825 Trade
830 Consignment
Garage Sales
840 Garage Sales
850 Jax Beach
852 Neptune Beach
854 Atlantic Beach
856 Mayport
857 Ponte Vedra
858 West Beaches
859 Jacksonville
860 Flea Market
862 Estate Sales
905 Auto Rental
915 Boats
930 Motorcycles
950 Campers/RV's
970 TrucksNans
980 Automobiles

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in great location. Great in-ground pool w/
screened cover. Tons of upgrades.
Brand new- kitchen, flooring, paint, too
much to list. 3/2, 2 car gar. on huge lot.
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Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
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Priced to sell quick at $210,000.
5/3, built in 2004, beautiful spacious
home. Many upgrades. $274,000.
221-1711 OR 241-5501

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.
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach accessT lake view, 1070sf. FSBO,
will sacrifice for $199,500. 904-221-8458.

the answer to your home financing needs.
As a licensed mortgage broker business,
we give you access to premier national
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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.
NEPTUNE BCH, private entrance,
2BR/1BA, kitchenette, living area w/ fire-
place, $750/mo, Call 904-699-7757.
JAX BCH near ocean 2BR apt., lease,
references, $795/mo, 222 4th Ave. So.,

5BR/4BA, Beautiful executive home,
oversized 2 car garage, hot-tub, swimming
pool ,MLS#393567, $629,900. (904)307-
Sweeping, panoramic views, 3700sf, lap
pool, cul-de-sac. Modern designers home,
400sf in-law suite, 4000sf decks & cov-
ered patios. First $975,000. MLS#393428.
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.
Sunday 2-4PM, 3212 Antigua Dr. Jax
Beach, Ocean Cay development. Immacu-
late, 4BR/3BA, many upgrades, You can
walk to the beach. 904-891-2136, 904-
3/2 Brick home on large lot w/inground
pool near Sandlewood High School.
$211,000. Must sell immediately. Call 254-
0280 for appointment.
42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. ffome,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $269,900. Call
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets,
249,900, 655-5990.
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
3/2 on Intracoastal Waterway- Fabulous
"Old Florida" tree cover, dock, to be sacri-
ficed at $795,000. 535-9915 broker/ own-
$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
.nets, carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.
appointment only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living & dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neighborhood,
$525,000, 422-0771.
rage. 1 block to beach. Large fenced yard.
(WOW) Only $284,000. (904)228-7630.
8am to 7pm.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2, 1500sf, within 4
blocks to beach, comer lot, 70x118,
$40,000 under appraised value. 454
Lora St. Asking $349,900.662-6522.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 5 blocks to beach.
Call for details. $329,900. (904)219-1276.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 1BR apartment,
CH&A, tile floors, WDHU, carport, 1.5
blocks to ocean, $825/mo., 246-3739.
SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
efficiency. Lease, deposit. $650/mo.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo;, 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
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.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo.. (904)610-2743.
1BR balcony. cerarhic tile floors. .W)HU,
walk-in close assigned paring $875'mo
($900 w.washer.dryer) Ocean View.
160 7th Ave. N., 993-2555.
NEPTUNE BCH, 227 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $975/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.
JAX BEACH 2BR/1.5BA, 900sf., W/D,
CH&A. $900/mo + $900 deposit, 1 yr.
lease, no pets. 220 17th Ave. N. Call
lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo,. $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
ATL BCH Condo, Courtyards @ Mayport.
2BR/2BA, loft, fireplace, WDHU. $900/mo.
+dep. 610-6369.
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.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT in JB. Convenient
location, 9 blocks to beach. W/D included.
$800/mo. (904)246-6592.
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.
JAX BEACH 2/1, upstairs, 2 blocks ocean,
$825/mo. + $300 dep. Military/ senior dis-
count, pets ok. 214B 13th Ave. N.
SOUTH VILANO Beach, 2BR/2BA town-
house, private beach access, $950/mo.
Call Elizabeth, 415-5454. Realty Execu-
tives of Ponte Vedra, Inc.
NEPTUNE STUDIO 2 blocks ocean &
.Town Center, downstairs, $695/mo. +
$300 dep. Military/ senior discount, pets
ok, 216 Cherry St. 708-0731.
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.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
2BR/1.5BA. Freshly painted, ceramic tile
downstairs, WDHU, CH&A. $785/mo+
$650/dep. 718 Cavalla Rd. Call 655-1534.
JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax
Bchl Garage, washer/ dryer included!
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BEACH, three blocks to beach,
2BR/1BA, very nice, dishwasher, balcony,
garage, WDHU, enclosed yard, $1095/mo.

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4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
$500/mo. 904-891-0606.
,2BR/1BA APARTMENT, 7th Ave. S.,
2 blocks to ocean $1000/mo. 241-0600.
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
2BR2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach $1100/mo. All South Realty,
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $750/mo., 891-0606.
SOUTHSIDE, NEAR Hart Bridge, large
2BR, WDHU, island kitchen, $700/mo. in-'
cludes water. No pets or smokers.
3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1575/mo. Call Rich
JAX BCH, Villas Marsh Landing, 2/2, up-
per flat, garage,. $1050/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
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.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mio., 1BR/1BA $600,
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.


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JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1295/mo. avail immed.
428 3RD Ave. S. 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A, fenced
yard, $775/mo. 891-0606.
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage,
WDHU, five blocks to Town Center &
beach, $1200/mo., (904)742-6423.
1BR/1BA condo at The Palms at Marsh
Landing. Country Club amenities.
$850/mo. 616-6617.

JAX BCH, 12th Ave. S. 2BR/ 2.5BA town-
house. NO PETS/ SMOKERS. $995/mo
plus dep. 733-7596.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
2BR, sun porch, hardwood floors, CH/A,
WDHU. $950/mo. (904)398-0470.
JAX BEACH, walk to beach; newly reno-
vated; 2BR/1BA upstairs, 332 11th Ave.
No., $750/mo., 249-4091.
JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1220/mo.,
655-5367, 803-3099.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2nd floor, beautiful
2BR, newly decorated, off street parking,
$1350/mo. (904)612-8868.
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
South Realty, 24.1-4141.
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment, Available 12/1.
fenced yard, $975/mo., $500 deposit, 223-
0257, 307-3716.
1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo. +sec.de-
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
JAX BEACH- 1BR, downstairs, 450sqft, 2
blocks ocean. Military/ senior discount,
pets ok, $595/mo. + $300 dep. 212 13th
Ave. N. 708-0731.
APARTMENT FOR rent $725/mo Call
757-9699 evenings after 6:30pm..

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

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.
BEACH HAVEN, 3501 Claridge Rd.
2BR/1BA, new carpet, WDHU, large back
yard, $800/mo. 223-5149.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo, E of
A1A! $895/mo. All South Realty, 241-
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
ATLANTIC BEACH cottage, 1 block to
ocean, 1BR/2BA, all appliances included,
A/C. No pets. $1200/mo. with utility allow-
ance +$600/dep. Avail. 1/1/08. 241-5002
or 241-8228 after 6pm.
BEACH ACROSS street, incl. private bath.
$599/mo. (904)249-9981.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RD! 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.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR, walk to ocean,
lower duplex. $950/mo. No pets or smok-
ers. 307-2841.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, 4 blocks to ocean,
end unit, no pets. $825/mo +first & securi-
ty. 1302 4th St. So., 993-8883.

L'ATRIUM-PVB, 3/2, 2car garage, large
enclosed deck, new kitchen., Furnished/
unfurnished, flexible lease terms.
$1350/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.

S. JAX BCH, 4 blocks from ocean,
3BR/1.5BA, CH&A, $1200/mo. Pets limit-
ed to 301bs. 411 S. 10th Ave. 514-4229.
Broker/ Owner.
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
ATLANTIC BEACH. 5 Blocks to Ocean.
3BR/2.5BA, sunroom, fireplace, fenced
yard, carport, $1350/mo., (904)246-4856.
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
South. 534-2120.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 395 Bouy Lane; new-
ly remodeled; 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. $1400/mo., 710-7665.
PONTE VEDRA- charming 3/2 in Dolphin
Cove, garage, fenced yard & laundry.
Available 12/26, $1250/mo. 280-5142.
JAX BCH, Walk to the pier, 608 6th Ave.
N., 3BR/2BA, Fenced, No Pets.
$1200/mo. +deposit, Available 12/17.
CallBo 294-5781.

LUXURY CONDO directly on Intracoastal
in MiraVista w/garage, 3BR/3BA, 2050sf,
$1950/mo. Boat slip available. Call Jay
ATLANTIC BEACH, secluded, 2500sf,
quaint area, adjacent to golf course,
3BR/3BA. $1200/mo. +deposit. (407)415-
2/1 PVB CONDO w/garage. Upgrades,
balcony, pool, hot tub, walk to TPC
course, restaurants, stores; $1085/mo.

S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.

4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
3BR/2BA ground floor, pool, fully furnish-
ed $795 weekly. (904)608-4325.

ATLANTIC BCH ocean front furnished OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
house 4BR/4BA. Winter rental. 354-4491. nished homes & condos! From $700 per
oe____re_ week! All South Realty, 241-4141.

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
1BR/1BA. Pool & free laundry. Small pets
OK. $1000/mo. 477-4640.
2BR/1.5BA, remodeled, end unit, walk to
beach, schools, shops & restaurants,
$900/mo 285-2196 or 607-7886.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1000/mo., (904)246-8397.
ATL BEACH 2/2 with loft. Pets OK on ap-
proval. Community pool. Avail now.
$950/mo. Call Lara 248-0332.
EAST OF A1A, Ponte Vedra, 3BR/2.5BA,
1800sf., screened patio. $1350/mo. or
sale $239,900. 651-1096.
1BR/1BA, AVAILABLE 12/20. $850/mo.
water included. South Jax Beach.
New Construction, Jacksonville Beach.
$2200/mo. Call 536-9741.
PVB BELLEZA, 2/2, granite, vaulted, new
tile, carpet. Five star amenities. $1000/mo.
FREE RENT until 2008, luxurious
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. Only $825/mo.

ATLANTIC BEACH, Cloister Condo.
3BR/2BA. All amenities, all appliances,
incl. washer/ dryer. Avail. 1/1/08
vaulted ceiling,'beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1600/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.
bike to beach, 2BR/2BA, corner unit, 2nd
floor, high ceilings, W/D, fireplace, ga-
rage. $1075/mo. MOTIVATED! Janet

port Rd. and Wonderwood. $400/mo. Call
$575/mo +deposit, includes utilities
ROOMMATE TO share 3BR/2BA house
off Atlantic and Joeandy. $500/mo. or
weekly rate. (904)527-1954.
SAN PABLO Creek, share home; private
BR, LR & bath. Includes utilities, NS. No
pets. References. $650/mo., 221-6062.

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PADGETTS 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.
& A/C, FREE ESTIMATES; Duct Clean-
ings, Installs, Repairs. 10% off. Financing
Available. (904)880-7312.

closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.

condo on 1st Street. 1760sf., large with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
balcony. $2000/mo. (904)608-2262. 223-0591.
3/2 MARSH LANDING, 2nd floor, W/D, HOLIDAY CLEANING, experienced, relia-
fireplace, pool, fitness, 612-9172, 612- ble & references. Call Marsha 246-8077.
9682. _

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.
PV. 2/2, fireplace, newer tile, consider,
'" lese"6~tidh'6 months plus, 463-734
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2.5BA condo, FP,:
new carpet, W/D, pool, etc. 1092 Sea-
hawk Dr. N. $900/mo. incl. water & sewer,
lyr lease. No pets, 221-6037.
PONTE VEDRA Summerhouse. New
2BR/2BA. 5 star amenities. Great location!
Bottom floor unit. $890/mo. +deposit. 838-

1BR/1BA,.ground floor w/water & golf
view. $10007mo. MUST SEE! Call 635-
6375 for appt.

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.
Need your home cleaned before moving-
in or out? One time home cleaning. Rental
properti1',"fieoes,, Homes. Biweekly/
Monthly 24 Y -' .
ABOVE & Beyond Housekeeping. De-
pendable, detailed cleaning. Licensed, In-
sured, bonded, references. Immediate
openings. 591-5901, 514-1188.
Many years experience; references availa-
ble. Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040.

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

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

Delivered and Stacked

NICEI NEWER Jax Bch condo, private
bedroom, bath & garage. Washer/ dryer.
$695/mo. incl. util. Owner/ realtor

ROOM FOR RENT, $400/mo. Responsi-
ble, Non smoker. 247-2818.
ROOM TO rent $575/mo. plus dep. 2
blocks to ocean, 521-8473.

OFFICE SPACE, retail setting, Beach Pla-
za City Center. 242-9000 x222.
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., negotiable, 993-4011.
4-UNITS available 170sq.ft. each,
$375-$400, includes DSL, electric, water,
(904)716-0862, (904)568-4211.
1000SQ FT., $1500/mo. +$131 associa-
tion fee, + electric & water, (904)716-
0862, (904)568-4211.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street, small sin-
gle room office, apx. 12X20, front and
back units available. TDO Management,
VILLAGE, utilities furnished Avail.,
12/1/07. $1300/mo.. 285-7299

OFFICE SUITE w/2 offices, 500sf, kitch-
enette, bathroom. Atlantic Beach, 3 Blocks
to Ocean. $900/mo. +utilities. 246-5708.
S. JAX Beach- on 3rd St.! Recept area &
2 offices w/700+sf. $760/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.

RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.
COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. South, Jax Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880.

FREE FIXED 9 month kitten, female,
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. 472-7313.
FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
FREE CALICO Kitten, and beautiful long-
hair mommy cat. 874-5145.

female, tan, $350 OBO. (904)434-5015,
TWO CHIHUAHUA puppies, 9 weeks old;
female, black & tan; male, white & black,
$250 each, Atlantic Beach, (830)456-
AKC BLACK Lab Puppies, 3 female
$550/ea, 4 males $450/ea. Ready for
Christmasl (904)502-4007.
tered. $2000 OBO.. (904)563-5654.
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

JAX BEACH office space for rent. COCKER SPANIEL pups, CKC & HC
1000+sf- 4000sf. IMMEDIATE OCCUPA- Ctarting at NI$27. (04)71-2884
NY. Call 904-608-6426. starting at $275. (904)718-2884

3. 3D

Specializing in "Complete Flowerbed
Cleaning and Lawn care,, 246-4238

Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. 821-0737.

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

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

types'of repairs. 33yrs. exp. 229-9389.

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

Room Additions/Remodeling
(904)813-1200 CBC1253447

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


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4/2 home w/2 car garage. 2274sf. Pets
OK on approval. Call Joy 881-7775
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, re-
cently remodeled, tile floors, jacuzzi tub,
large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
$1750/mo., 249-2921.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2 w/pool, privacy
fence. $1350/mo., 376 Seminole Rd., 613-
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690.



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HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.
LOST CHIHUAHUA "Bambi", brown, Sun-
day in East Arlington area. $750 Reward

LOST CAT, 6 mos old, tan & brown tabby
w/ very distinctive spot & stripe markings,
answers to Bruiser. Reward. Very loved
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Notice is hereby given that a public hear-
ing will be held.on the following proposed
variance at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Janu-
ary 7, 2008, in the City Hall Council
Chambers. 116 First Street, at which time
the City Council will consider their adop-
tion. All information may be inspected at
the Office of the City Clerk during regular
working hours. All interested parties may
appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed variance.
V07-18 Variance Request of Pen-
man Plaza Associates, Ltd. for the prop-
erty known as real estate parcel numbers
177631-0000, 177397-0000, 177397-
0030, 177606-0000, 177397-0200,
177606-0500, 177397-0100 and 177631-
0000 request to vary sections 27-229 min-
imum lot area requirements, 27-455 mini-
mum landscape requirements, 27-457
landscaping requirements for vehicular
use areas, 27-540 off street parking, 27-
459 landscaping buffer, 27-548 design
standard for off-street parking and loading
areas and The request is to construct an
addition to the existing Penman Plaza
Shopping Center.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing the person will need a record of
the proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons With disabilities need-
ing special accommodation, including
hearing assistance, to participate in this
meeting should contact the City Clerk's
Office no later than 5:00 P.M., the day of
the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 12/12/07

The Board of Adjustment for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold public hearings on Wednesday,
January 2, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the
Council Chambers, located at 11 North
3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach to consider
the following variance applications:
BOA 07-100229 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e)(1) c.1, for a front yard of
18 feet in lieu of 25 feet required and
34-336 (e)(1) c.2, for a westerly side
yard of 7.8 feet in lieu of 10 feet re-
quired to allow fpr.-inproyements to a
single family dwellingplor: property lo-
cated'at 28 South 31Sf"Avenue, more
specifically, the easterly 30 feet of Lot
2, Lot 3, Block 3, Atlantic Shores,
Ocean Front Section, Division "B."
BOA 07-100230 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-338 (e)(1) c.3, for a rear yard of
11.6 feet in lieu of 30 feet required to al-
low for improvements to a single family
dwelling, for property located at 1882
Ocean Pond Drive, more specifically,
Lot 54, Ocean Pond Unit 3.
A copy of the above referenced applica-
tion(s) is available for review in the office
of the Planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, during normal
business hours (M-F, 8a-5p).
Board of Adjustment
City of Jacksonville Beach

If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Board of Adjustment with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting,
such person. may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may heed to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on'this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.

In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
BL 12/12/07

LOST. GOLD bracelet in area of Max's
Restaurant and Twisted Sister on Friday,
12/7. Sentimental value. Reward

NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.
ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Financial aid and computer provid-
ed if qualified. (866)858-2121

All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.

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Start it right Company sponsored CDL
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AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.

PVB AREA- Housekeeper wanted 4-5
hours per week. Thursday mornings. Must
be reliable, love cats and have a pleasant
personality. References required. Call
273-2987 for interview.
PRIVATE DUTY Disabled female needs
HHA. Short morning & evening shifts. Ex-
perience helpful. Beaches area. Leave
message 246-0778.
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.
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-
3885. '

Needed P/T only, days only, w/ 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.
COUNTER HELP, afternoons & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
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.
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.
LOOKING FOR Part-time promotion in
sales with a premiere health and wellness
company. Generous compensation plan.
Call Kelly 534-2937 for more info.
Beaches company requires a Payroll
Administrator for Monday- Wednesday
position. Experience required. Fast paced
environment. Competitive salary. Email
resume to dvonberner@cntre.com,
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.

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

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. +benefits. 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.
Florida is currently hiring the following at
our NEW inpatient facility (Anne & Donald
McGraw Center for Caring) located on the
Mayo Clinic Campus: Security Officers,
Cooks, Kitchen Assistants and House-
keepers for FT and PT positions. PT In-
ventory Assistant is needed for the
Southside location. Apply at
www.communityhospice.com. EOE Drug-
Free Workplace
MOTIVATED AND Reliable Certified Me-
chanic or Mechanic helper needed for Au-
to Repair Shop at the Beach. Please call
241-5511 for more information.
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; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
stress, must have experience on a con-
sew walking machine. Call 247-0150.

Fast growing Cleaning Co. having continu-
ous growth. Bonuses, Incentives, Man-
agement opportunities. New home con-
struction, apt. move-out, window cleaning,
residential cleaning. Must have own trans-
portation. Serious inquiries only. (904)241-
5177 leave message.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
ninht. rleekendsl and horlirdalsr Mllust

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.

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.
SERVER NEEDED for Pablo Creek Club;
Great work environment, benefits, 1
month paid vacation. Call 992-6900 ext.
Bob, 241-5311.
DRIVERS- TOP Pay & excellent home-
timel We train Car Haulers! Superior ben-
efits package CDL-A w/2 years OTR ex-
perience. (800)889-8139.
TEACHING POSITION in two year old
class, CDA preferred; DCF 40 hours com-
pleted; M-F, 9am-6pm. 246-3885.
Beaches insurance office. Friendly per-
sonality, Microsoft Office, good phone
skills. Fax resume: (904)220-4111 or e-
mail: Mgeorge@allstate.com.

TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.

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pass drug test and background check. NOTICE TO READERS
Call Robert @ 465-0149. ADVERTISERS IN this category are not
offering jobs. They are offering job-related
TRIM, PAINTERS, services and'may charge fees. Readers
DRYWALLERS, HELPE S are advised to exercise caution before giv-
S W LLnO, ing credit card information over the phone
Fast growing Construction Co. having without knowing what specific product or
continuous growth. Bonuses, Incentives, service they will receive.
Management opportunities. Must have
own transportation. Serious inquiries only.
(904)241-5177 leave message.

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; e-mail to: jobs@fleetlanding.com.
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
COLONIAL LIFE seeks an entrepreneuri-
al professional with sales management
experience to become a District Manager.
A Life/Health license is required. This op-
portunity brings with it substantial earning
potential. Please contact: meredith.brew-
er@coloniallife.com or call (904)737-4165,
Y 1 nA

ESTABLISHED SALON has opening for BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
Stylists w/clientele, FT/PT. 60% commis- needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
sion, paid vacation, no backbar or station Avail. Apply n person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
charge. All inquiries confidential. Susan HOME HEALTH AIDE
Merrick's (h)246-1579.
MFull-time in our Assisted Living at a pre-
TRAINERS FOR day program, Work mier retirement community. Excellent ben-
w/adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am- efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite 500, ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
249-8556. EOE/ DFWPBlvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
S KUHN FLOWERS 9447; e-mail to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
We are currently accepting applications EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.

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.
ADMIN. ASST. with good computer expe-
rience, people skills, and multi tasking
ability. Great pay, benefits. EOE. Fax re-
sume, 339-0263.
FULL-TIME HAIR Stylist w/clientele, high
commission. Call 249-3011.
OPTOMETRY, West Beaches, Front
desk, customer service, all office aspects.
Friendly personality, ability to multi-task,
bookkeeping, PC, medical office experi-
ence a plus. Fax resume to 221-6504.
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.
OWNER OPERATORS wanted for long
haul work. Pull our 53' refrigerated trailer
or yours. 2 years OTR experience and
good driving record required. 100% fuel
.surcharge and fuel discounts passed on to
you. Paul Magana (800)247-9076. *
Apply in person at Melissa's Pizza, 725
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach or fax 241-
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.
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

Seeking responsible reliable individuals.
Must be bondable. Serious inquiries only.
Leave message at 716-8824.
OUR TOP driver made $54,780 in 2006
running our Florida region. Home weekly
and during the weekI Blue Cross/Blue
Shield! 1 Year OTR experience required.
Heartlad 'Express (800)441-4953.
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.

seeking an office manager to join their
team of professionals. Qualified candi-
dates will be detailed oriented with com-
puter clerical communications & organiza-
tional skills in addition to the ability to
act proactively in a team atmosphere is a
requirement. Responsibilities include A/P,
A/R, answering phones, correspondence,
interaction with client families. Also a per-
son that can multi-task in a fast paced en-
vironment is a must Interested parties
may fax resume to Michael Lesney at
904-249-2321 or email to
SOUTHWARE? BEACHES office seeking
Southware Software Tutor! Please call
Lawn service.seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
Leasing, Bookkeeping help wanted..(904)
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
CALL TODAYI Guaranteed home Christ-
mas Day sign-on bonus & benefits; 36-43
cpm/$1.20pm $0 lease/ teams needed,
Class A and 3 mos. recent OTR required.
Call toll Free (877)258-8782.
NANNY NEEDED. Looking for full-time
Nanny for 2 young children. Long-term,
Beaches area. Occasional overnight &
travel. $12/hr./negotiable. Must have refer-
ences. Call (904)686-4562 leave msg.


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Guest Service Agent/Front Desk

Maintenance Helper

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

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Host/Hostess Dishwasher
Line Cook Store Room Attendant
Nail Technician Guest Services Agent

ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
Call us: We.will not be undersold!
TURN KEY Restaurant, fully equipped,
Southside area. 242-9000 x222.

WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
.ads which require you to pay. a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone number which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.
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1 Furry
5 Immigration
8 Deceptive
12 Wheel
13 Reupholster
16 French
17 Fencing
18 Fragrance
19 Amusement
park ticket
20 Music style
23 Distress
24 Lanka
25 Courtroom
27 Distant
30 Place for
a ring
32 North
35 Dignified
38 Sidestep
39 Ripening
40 Slakes
43 Prestigious

44 Talked with
46 Bing and
48 Penguin
or auk
51 Phonograph
52 Direction:
53 Imposed
a fine
55 Accessory
57 Eland's
59 Sped up
64 Bank
66 Very
67 Writer/
68 Old TV
69 Work hard
70 Poetic
name for
an island
71 Low-
72 "Yes, _!"
73 Pungent

1 1934-35
2 Public show,
for short
3 Guinness
4 Has used
too much
5 Esfahan
6 Unpopular
7 Pastime
8 Calendar
9 School
10 In addition
11 Disarray
14 1952 song
"That's _
15 Surrealistic
21 Length
times width
22 With 62
Down, one
of five
26 Animate
27 Terrors
28 Underwater
29 Appraise

31 TV brand
33 Scents
34 Feel
36 Web-
footed bird
37 Common
Latin abbr.
41 Period
42 Evil
45 Opera
47 Mr.
49 Sieves
50 Bumper
54 "At the
56 Discussion
57 Cheery
58 Facial
60 1 of 12
,61 Split
62 See 22
63 Disagreeabt
65 Downy

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r"" 7 RANGE, MAYTAG, white, smooth top,
NEEDED- BEFORE school care, for sin- $110 h; matching microwave, $35.
gle child, 6am-7am. Call 543-8361 221-2458.

HOUSEHOLDS ESTATE manager, butler,
personal assistant. 20 years hands on
management experience. Live in/ out: Joe
904-635-4524. jpmfla@aol.com

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DO YOU need help caring for elderly or
sick loved ones? I am state licensed,
Alzheimers trained, experienced and
great references. Call Sherry, 904-541-
1214, 904-477-10361l i
CERTIFIED CNA, HHC, availaOle 1o full
time, unlimited home care. Brenda,
CARE GIVER, just relocated; openings
days & evenings; 15 years experience.
References available. (904)329-2773.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com
MAINE WOMAN towork as companion/
caregiver for older active lady or couple.
(207)409-3476 or
nvera.maryann @ gmail.com

WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, excellent
condition, $175 each. Can deliver &
guarantee,. 874-1747,
Locally owned & operated, hand crafted
furniture and accessories. Personalized
pet products.
KING SIZE Select Comfort Model 7000,
new, never used. Paid $2900, sell for
$1400 OBO. Call Kevin, 813-6352.
OAKWORKS CLASSIC Clinician Station-
ary Spa Table Great for salon or home
use. $800. (617)852-6586.
OFFICE FURNITURE: 6pc. modular desk,
credenza, artwork, 2 large metal storage
racks, 4 drawer file cabinet. 249-3868.
HDTV, PHILLIPS, 60 inch, $700; 3 piece
entertainment center, $150, 527.1954.
Entertainment Center, 52'Hx63"W, holds
to 32"TV $75. 246-6113.
POTTER'S WHEEL (electric), like new,
$650; Healthrider Treadmill, $150,
LEAVING FLORIDA, everything must gol
Household, furn., remodeling tools,
METAL ROOFING Save $$$ buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock with
all accessories. Quick turn around Deliv-
ery available. (352)498-0778 Toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24. www.GulfCoast
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.
SPA: LIKE new'w/starter kit, $600 OBO.
Call for details. 247-3322 or 887-3384.
cleaning oven, like new. $150 OBO.
1951 SHUFFLEBOARD game alley, $200
OBO, 223-0257 or 403-5115.
5 PERSON Hot Tub, very good condition.
$2000. Call 247-9267.
(stainless): refrigerators, steam table, slic-
er, mixers, sinks, prep tables; architectural
and ornamental iron. Too much to list.
Brook, 610-2888.
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
LITTLE TIKES Outdoor Playyard, great
condition New $350, will sell for $100.
Outdoor Playhouse. New $100 will sell for
$50. Together $125. 864-8275.
WASHER, DRYER, girls bicycle, red,
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.

Choose & cut live trees from 2000 shaped
Cedar & Leyland Cypress. 1-10 West to
Hwy 125, exit at Glen St. Mary, go 12
miles North on Hwy 125. Watch for signs.
Rudolph's Christmas Tree Farm,
HEIRLOOM, ONE of a kind furniture and
mantels made out of reclaimed, recycled
barn beams from the Midwest. 386-6010.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $75/each;
HotRojntj refrigerator, t f.1 I,. 1 '6;
838-54,1,1 ... *..i-

BACH TRUMPET w/ case, very good con-
dition, $350. Electric 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

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

MOVING SALE! HeartSong/ Kindermusik.
This Saturday, Dec. 15, 8am-lpm; 1261
Penman Road Furniture, instruments,
books, CDs, keyboards, stocking stuffers,
toys. Questions, call 249-3828 or

WARE, clothes, great Xmas gifts! Sat.,
9am-2pm only. 1260 18th St. N.
LARGE GARAGE SALE! Sat., 8am-2pm;
1214 5th Ave. North.
1806 Evans Drive South. Holiday &
household items, baby items & toys, misc.
THURSDAY, FRIDAY, & Saturday, 8am,
(inside) 105-Evans Dr. Moving into a re-
tirement village. Need to downside my 50
year collection of art work, retired Lladro,
retired SwaroVski, vintage xmas, Miari chi-
na, Mikasa crystal, gold, silver & costume
jewelry, old ivory, silver, oriental corner
chair, inlaid coffee table, roll top desk, old
Japanese porcelain, antique mother of
pearl fan, miniature Hummel made by
Goebel. Other unique items from around
the world too numerous to mention.
SATURDAY & Sunday, 7am-5pm,
442 11th Ave S., DVD's, electronics, pow-
er tools, landscape tools, 60's & 70's col-
lectible baseball cards, clothes, bikes, etc.
HUGE WAREHOUSE Sale! Corner of
Shetter & 9th St. Christmas decorations,
furniture, accessories. Thur., Fri., Sat.,

TENT SALE! Ready made frames & art,
greatly reduced Sat.,12/15; 10am-2pm,
Archway Framing, 363 Atlantic Blvd.,
Suite 2, (904)249-2222.
MULTI FAMILY sale, Sat., 8am-noon;
clothes, misc., 410 Main Street.
LARGE GARAGE SALE: 2804 Majestic
Cypress Dr. Fri. & Sat. 8am-12pm.

The Nearly New Thrift Shop. SATURDAY
DECEMBER 15, 9-1PM. Enjoy goodies
and good cheer while you shop. Open to
Military & civilians. Located on Mayport
Naval Base, Building #27, across from the
airport tower, 2blks from McDonalds.
Open every Tues. & Thurs. 9-1pm.
Ph: 270-6067. (Supported by The NWCA,
Mayport #201).

ISLE OF Palms, huge 4 family sale, bed-
room set,. Maytag washer & .dryer, Christ-
mas decor, toys, household, exercise
equipment, etc. Saturday, 9am-til, 4154 &
4163 Coquina Drive

ESTATE SALE, Friday & Saturday 8am-
1pm, 1140 Florida Blvd.
ST. AUGUSTINE. Absolutely amazing
amount of antique glass, china, furn., jew-
elry & more! Steuben Aurene, Czech,
Murano, Venetian, Opal, Satin, flint, Cran-
berry, lamps lusters, decanters, etc. R.S.
Prussia, Dresden, many big old pcs.
Rose Medallion, Nippon scenic, fish,
game-and portraits hina galore. Old Paris,
Sta.ff6?ifdshre rior!tOltU g`i,- Dli e,' ~id'l
piond jewelry. Military, Old oil painting'.
ton of great furn. 1800's-1950's. 5 genera-
tions in St. Aug. Store display cabinets.
110 St. George St. Enter from Spanish St.
rear door. No's @ 8am @ Spanish Street
door. Sale Thurs. 9-4, Fri. 9-3. China Cat
904-241-0344 or see @


1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp, fish finder,
lots of extras, $6500, 610-7768.
225hp Yamaha w/s/s prop. GPS, Fishfind-
er, VHF, CD/ Stereo,.loaded! Custom
Load-Master Trailer only 6 months old.
$46,900 904-476-7621
Boats, RV's, Trailers.
Starting at $70/mo.. 2781 Mayport Rd.
Near Wonderwood. Call 993-2222.

SUPER SWAMPER Thornbirds, set of 4
tires, 33x12.50-16.5; mounted on 5-lug
white 8 spoke steel rims, $400 OBO, 887-
1992 DODGE 3rd row custom van runs
good, $1500 OBO 614-1001.

1991 FORD Explorer XLT, 4 door auto-
matic V-6, 2 wheel drive, good condition.
$1750 OBO, 993-7700 or 249-9750.
1996 PLYMOUTH Grand Voyager, good
condition, 3 door, 3 liter, V-6, automatic,
A/C, 8 passenger, built in car seats, $2500
OBO, 993-7700 or 249-9750.
1998 BUICK Park Avenue, good cond.,
well maintained, 132,000mi. Call
(904)221-6002 or (904)472-7712.
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.
1993 MAZDA Miata, 130K miles, red, 5
speed, $2250, 249-4489.
1993 red, 2 door Chevy Cavalier, 107,000
miles, perfect inside and out, sunroof, 5
speed. $2200. 249-8819.
1989 MAZDA 626LX, 4DR, 35,000 miles,
$1950 OBO, 233-4455.
2004 LEXUS GX470, fully loaded, excel-
lent condition, 48,500 miles, $39,500,
w/leather interior. Fully loaded, On-Star
equipped. Very-clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.
1996 CHEVY Monte Carlo Z34; brand
new condition, only 65K miles, one owner,
power windows/ locks, cruise, Michelin
tires; ice cold AC, $4,700 offer, 887-9030.

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a $15 wrapped gift to
exchange. The Auxiliary is col-
lecting canned goods for the
needy, as well as books,
coupons and toiletries for the
veterans. For information, call
247-0202 or 241-8271.
Lifestyles Realtors
Holiday Charity
Lifestyles Realtors has made
a charity in Guatemala its
holiday charity project. The
effort runs through Dec. 15.
Used soccer equipment is
being collected for a group
called the Guatemalan
Project. All equipment is
needed, but especially soccer
balls and shoes. Used soccer

shorts, shirts, stockings,
goalie gloves and shin guards
will also be appreciated.
Equipment is being collected
at all retail offices. For infor-
mation, visit
m or call Connie Grubbs at
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
contemporary version will be
presented at the 5:30 p.m.

AB Toy Drive
The Atlantic Beach Holiday
Toy Drive, will be held from
through Dec. 20. A children'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 information.
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 a
visit call Terry Klein at 270-
2400, extension 31.

Middle and High School guitar students, under the direction of Walter Hill, performed last Tuesday
night at the Foundation Academy's annual christmas concert. The concert was held at Neptune
Baptist Church and included choral singing, African.drumming, band, violin, and west African

Tree of Lights
The Baptist Medical Center
Beaches Auxiliary holds its
17th annual "Tree of Lights"
starting Dec. 12. Each $5
donation lights one light and
signifies a gift in memory or
in honor of loved ones. The
money from this project will
be used for the remodeling of
the main lobby :at Baptist
Medical Center Beaches. The
tree lighting ceremony will be
held at 12 p.m. Dec. 12.
The Christmas Story
"The Christmas Story" will
be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 12
at Isle of Faith United
Methodist Church, 1821 San
Pablo Road, Jacksonville. Call
221-7000 for information.

First Artist Member
Holiday Exhibition
The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra. Beach, 50
Executive Way, first Artist
Member Holiday Exhibition
runs. to la~in .'~.'or :infor ma-
tion, visit www.ccpvb.org.
Snow and Ice in
The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre has been trans-
formed 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. 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 presenta-
tion 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
Pond. *North Pole Visit: Santa
will chitchat about elves, gifts
and cookies and be available
for visits from 3-7 p.m. Friday,
Saturday and Sunday 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 encour-
aged. Houses are 8x10 feet
with a 4-foot door.
Holiday Shopping:
Shoppers can meet featured
artisans, browse unique prod-
ucts, pick up ,holiday decora-
tions and have fun while
completing a holiday shop-
ping list.
Good tastes and smells:
Fire pits for smores, hot
chocolate, apple cider, home-
made cookies and a wide vari-
ety 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:
Thursday-Dec. 13: Short
Story Contest (St. Augustine
Record event)
Tuesdays-Dec. 18:
Storytelling with Kaye Burns

(St. Johns County Public
Library event)
Wednesday-Dec. 26:
Kwanza Celebration with
Xhabbo (St. Johns County
Public Library event)
Thursday-Jan. 3: Mark
Allan Magician (St. Johns
County Public Library event)
Winter Wonderland family
passes are $60 and include 10
skating passes. Winter
Wonderland is sponsored by
the Tourist Development
Council, WSOS and St. Johns
County Public Library
System. The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre is at 1340C,
A1A South.
For information, visit
or call 904- 471-1965.
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-at4&S10
Palm_- Valley .Road, .'PBit.
Vedra. Call the church office
at 285-8225 for parking and
shuttle service for the event.
Dawson Pickett's USO
Holiday Food Drive
Dawson Pickett's food drive
and the 22nd annual USO
Holiday Food Drive to benefit
Mayport naval families is
underway through Dec. 14.
Dropoffs can be made at
Slider's Seafood Grille, 218
First St., Neptune Beach, or
Angle's Subs, 1436 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville Beach.
Grocery gift cards and money
donations are also accepted.
Call 246-0881 for informa-
Santa in Courtyard
Santa Claus twill visit the
Courtyard at 200 First Street
in Neptune Beach from 10
a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday in
December. Children [and
adults] can share Christmas
wish lists and have photos
taken. It's $10 for a framed
5x7, to be picked up the next
day. Pets are welcome. Call
Shelby's Coffee Shoppe, 249-
2922, for information.
Holiday Favorites
Advance tickets are avail-
able for two holiday favorites,
"The Polar Express" and
"Happy Feet," which are
returning to the IMAX big
screen for the winter season.
The Polar Express opens Dec.
14 and Happy Feet begins
Dec. 17. Tickets to both can
be purchased at
www.wgv.conm. The features
run through Jan. 6. Tickets for
each are $10 for adults, with
discounts for children, mili-
tary, seniors and students. A
complete film schedule, as
well as additional ticket infor-
mation, can be obtained on-
line at www.wgv.com or by
calling 904-940-IMAX (4629).
Tickets also can be purchased
at the W6rld Golf Hall of
Fame IMAX Theater box
Beaches Nutcracker
The Beaches Nutcracker,
under East Coast Ballet artis-
tic director Mindi Mende,
takes the Fletcher Auditorium
stage at 7 p.m. Dec. 15.
Fletcher High School is at 700
Seagate Ave., Neptune Beach.
Group discounts are offered.
For information, call 241-

Teddy Bear Christmas
Adventure Landing in
Jacksonville Beach will host
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.
Call 249-9784 or visit
for information.
Annual Christmas Party:
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 316 hosts its annual
Christmas Party at 7:30 p.m.
.Dec. 15 at the Post Home, 1127
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Attendees are asked to bring
covered dish and, if they wish,

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1423 Eighth Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach

We invite you to join us for our
Worship Services

December 24th Christmas Eve
6:00 p.m. Children's Christmas Program 0
8:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Holy Communion
10:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Holy Communion

December 25th 10:00 a.m. Christmas Day
Worship Service
December 31st 7:00 p.m. New Year's Eve Worship
Service with Holy Communion
(with signing for the hearing impaired)

Phone: 249-5418 www.blcjaxbeach.org

Kernan Boulevard

Baptist Church

,..with a heart for God and a love for people!

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


See www.kbbc.org
for regular service times & events

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2125 Oceanfront & Seagate
Neptune Beach, FL
www.fccbdoc@bellsouth.net / 246-2010
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Thursday, December 13, 7:00 pm
and Sunday, December 16, 10:00 am
All Church Service
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8:00 am Morning Has Broken
9:00 am Traditional Service 11:00 am Celebration Service
Ckl'tif Eaw Cadue~igt Se'wice~
Monday, December 24 6:00 pm Family Time
11:00 pm Traditional Time

Christmas at Palms
P r e s b y t e r i a n C h u r c h (USA)

Sunday Worship, December 16 & 23
8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday Breakfasts December 12 & 19
7:30 a.m. in the chapel.
Call the church office to register

Lessons andCarots

December 16, 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 5:45 p.m.
Palms choirs and members of the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra present
the Christmas story in word and music.
5:54 p.m. is a contemporary rendition.

Nursery is provided at each event except the Advent Breakfasts

3410.South Third Street, Jacksonville Beach 904-246-6427

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Kendall Johnson (above left) and Hayden Webb, both 5 and both of Ponte
Vedra Beach, are set for a train ride around Sawgrass Village Saturday. At
right, little Madison Wood is ready to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. With her
are her mother Courtney Wood and grandmother Jan Wood.

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