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P--R BEST WISHES FOR A SAFE IMPPY HOLIDAY -J

Weekend Edition December 21, 2007


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Vol. 45, No. 53


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


photos by CHUCK ADAMS
Erin Barnes, a
member of the Jim
Goodell Quartet,
sings with Santa,
(above) and sere-
nades Sid Mickler
while sitting on his
lap at Thursday's
Players Community
Senior Center
Christmas Party.
The group's other
members are
pianist Michael Dell
and Carole Banks,
who sang to
Manning Leslie,
turning 90
Christmas Day.
Carols were sung
by Ocean Palms
Elementary second
and third graders.
Santa and Mrs.
Claus were Johnny
and Arlene Jones.


FROM STAFF
A program to improve electric service in
Ponte Vedra Beach had an unexpected,
ironic consequence Thursday when power
was cut to about 1,000 customers.
A contractor for Beaches Energy Services
"inadvertently dug into the. .. old existing
cable," Don Ouchley, director for the
Jacksonville Beach utility department, said
in a telephone interview.
Power went out around 8:15 a.m., arid
Ouchley said it was out for "one hour and
two minutes" for mostly residential cus-
tomers in the Sawgrass Players Club area
west of State Road A1A.


By GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Claus.
And this week he made many phone
calls from Ponte Vedra Beach, with the
help of dozens of parents and a laptop
computer.
"Ho, ho, ho, merry Christmas!" Santa,
aka Gabe Pellicer, bellowed into the phone
Tuesday to 6-year-old Abby on the other
end.
"Hi, Santa!" was the reply from the
excited youngster.
Pellicer, site director of the Players
Community Senior Center on Landrum
Lane, adopted a low baritone voice to
transform into his Santa Claus persona.
He double-checked his list then asked
the little girl if she, indeed, wanted an
iPod and Hannah Montana toys.


The work, which was taking place in
Cypress Creek, is on the utility's capital
improvement projects list, Ouchley said.
The existing cable "is direct buried and
it's at the end of its life," he said. The proj-
ect in Cypress Creek and other areas will
"replace that cable and put it in conduit."
Ouchley said it is ironic that a project
meant to improve reliability should cause a
power outage.
"In the end, with the new cable [and]
putting it in conduit, it will make it more
reliable, and easier to replace if you do have
something happen," he said.


She said 'yes,' but that wasn't the end of
her list.
"Do you still want roller blades?" Santa
asked.
"Pink roller blades," she replied.
Pellicer and his cousin, Ryan Pellicer,
employees of the St. Johns County
Department of Parks and Recreation, made
a total of 40 calls Tuesday evening to good
little boys and girls.
Other Santa's helpers made calls from.St.
Augustine Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday evenings as part of the county's
"Phone Calls from Santa" program.
To get a phone call from Santa in the
free program, parents of children who live
in St. Johns County could fill out an infor-
mation sheet that asked for the child's
wish list, interests and hobbies, favorite
school


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PV High viewed as


magnet for students


by GRAY ROHRER
STAFF WRITER
From literature to physics, from U.S. his-
tory to statistics, Ponte Vedra High plans to
offer a comprehensive slate of Advanced
Placement (AP) courses when it opens next
year, school officials said Wednesday.
Vice Principal Lisa Kunze, speaking to
parents and students on an advisory com-
mittee, cautioned that those plans are
dependent on the amount of student inter-
est.
"I tell [students], 'go get 20 of your
friends to sign up for a class.' That would be
the best way to guarantee a class being
offered," she said.
Principal Craig Speziale also noted that
not every AP course can be offered in thie


school's first year. For example, enough stu-
dents must complete Chinese I and II in
order for AP Chinese to be offered, he said.
Speziale and Kunze announced the
school's registration process is scheduled to
begin March 10, with assemblies being held
at Nease High School for those who are
moving to Ponte Vedra High School.
The school is being built off County Road
210 about one mile west of the Intracoastal
Waterway, between Davis Park and the
Nocatee preserve.
The school's attendance zone is Ponte
Vedra Beach and the area west of the water-
way as far as the school site.
For the first year, the school will house
only grades nine, 10 and 11. Ponte Vedra
Beach 11th graders now attending Nease
High will spend their senior year at Nease.


Holiday cooking shown as art


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER


Nothing says "holidays" like lob-
ster and a champagne cocktail.
The seafood and spirits were fea-
tured at this month's.Art @3 event at
the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach.
"It's not your typical [holiday
entree]," said Tony Corrente, who
demonstrated the art of preparing
lobster.
"We're doing something more fes-
tive. We're doing lobster, which is
kind of a celebratory dinner, and
that's what the holidays are about."
Tony and Jennifer Corrente, who
share the title of executive director
of The Chef's Garden Catering and
Events in Jacksonville, were featured
presenters at the Dec. 3 event.
Showing an audience how to cook
in an art center with no kitchen
takes the kind of preplanning neces-
sary in the catering business.
Tony Corrente came equipped
with a 1-1/2 pound lobster ready for
boiling and a pot of water in which
to do so.
He also came with ingredients for
the dish, which he prepared the day


before: pasta, spinach and wild
mushrooms.
Jennifer Corrente demonstrated
the art of preparing a champagne
cocktail and talked about the latest
in trends, colors and ideas for holi-
day tables.
The couple often provides refresh-
ments for Cultural Center opening
art exhibitions, said the facility's
executive director, Cindy Stoddart
Cooper.
Art @ 3, is a program that began
some six years ago, said Sandy Beers,
volunteer coordinator of the Art @3
program.
Back then, when initiated by
painter Lois Simon, it was called Art
Talks. The present name denotes the
time of each monthly program 3
p.m. the first Monday.
"We not only have just artists who
talk about painting, we're going to
do children's book writers, we're
going to do architect design," said
Beers.
The Jan. 7 meeting will feature a
woman who works for a museum
talking about refurbishing paintings.
"It's not just going to be painting
and interesting ways of painting,"
Beers said in explaining Art @ 3. "We


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Caterer Tony Corrente shows how.to
cook lobster at the Cultural Center
at Ponte Vedra Beach earlier this
month.

want to expand it."
The Dec. 3 event, "The Art of
Holiday Cooking," followed the
November event, "The Art of
Tablescapes," Beers noted.
"This fits right into the holidays."


photo by HALEY MIKESKA
J.P. Snyder (right), an eighth grader in Landrum Middle School's PACE (gift-
ed) program, poses with one of the 100 children treated to a party .
Wednesday by the PACE students, who traveled to Hastings for the event.
There were games, crafts, activities and gifts for the children who were
identified for the program' by the St. Johns County Department of Parks and
Recreation. More photos, A-5.


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Boards to fill vacancies


FROM STAFF
A number of vacancies that
exist on St. Johns County
boards and committees are
open to residents of Ponte
Vedra Beach. Applications are
being accepted for the follow-
ing:
The Ponte Vedra'
Architectural Review
Committee (ARC) has one
opening for a regular member,
who must reside in the Ponte
Vedra Zoning District, and an
alternative member, who must
reside in the Coastal Corridor
*Overlay District. Maps of both
districts can be found on the
county's web site (www.co.st-
johns.fl.us) by clicking on
"imap" on the right menu then
"map mart" on the right menu.
Additional qualifications: Must
be a registered voter in St.
Johns County and must file a
financial disclosure. The ARC,
which reviews development
plans for commercial and mul-
tifamily projects in the overlay
district, meets the fourth
Wednesday of each month at 5
p.m. in the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library. Applications
are due Jan. 7.
The Contractors Review
Board has three vacancies and
is seeking a heat/air license pro-
fessional, a licensed general
contractor and a resident out-
side the building industry.
Qualifications: Must be a resi-
dent of St. Johns County for at
least two years prior to appoint-
ment. The board meets the
fourth Thursday of each month
at 5 p.m. in the county audito-
rium in St. Augustine.
Applications are due Jan. 7.
The Recreation Advisory
Board has one vacancy.
Applicants are preferred from
District 2, 3, 4 or 5. The board


meetings at 3 p.m. the first
Thursday of each month in the
county complex in St.
Augustine. Applications are due
Jan. 7.
The Tourist
Development Council has
four vacancies, three for owners
or operators of motels, hotels
or other accommodations sub-
ject to the bed tax. One vacan-
cy is for someone in the tourist
industry other than accommo-
dations. Members must be reg-
istered voters in St. Johns
County and must file financial
disclosure.
The council meets the third
Monday of every month at
1:30 p.m. in the county auditO-
rium. Applications are due Jan.
14.
The Health & Human
Services Advisory Council has
three vacancies for profession-
als in health, mental health,
substance abuse or social servic-
es. Applicants must be regis-
tered to vote in St. Johns
County. The council meets as
needed during application
review period and on the next
to last Thursday of each month
at 4:30 p.m. in St. Augustine.
Applications are due Jan. 21.
The Historic Resource
Review Board has one vacan-
cy, for someone who can
demonstrate interest, experi-
ence or education in the preser-
vation of the county's historic
resources or who has experi-
ence in archaeology, architec-
ture, architectural history, his-:
tory or historic preservation.
The board meets the first
Monday of each month at 3:30
p.m. in St. Augustine.
Applications are due Jan. 21.
The Industrial
Development Authority has
one vacancy. Applicants must


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must file financial
disclosure.The panel meets as
needed the third Monday of
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p.m. in St. Augustine. The
deadline for applications is Jan.
21.
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a lay person. Members must be
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County and must file financial
disclosure. The authority meets
as needed at 9 a.m. the first
Monday of each month in St.
Augustine. Applications are due
Jan. 21.
Contact Melissa Lundquist at
209.0537 or
mlundquist@sjcfl.us for more
information or to obtain an
application.


Holiday closings
All departments of the St.
Johns County Board of
County Commissioners will
be closed Monday and
Tuesday for the Christmas
holiday and Jan. 1 for New
Years.
All branches of the St.
Johns County Public Library
System will be closed Sunday
through Tuesday for the
Christmas holiday. All
branches will close at 6 p.m.
-" a Ter% %-idd'Wirtr remain
' 'adohK t'1iL'ln'r b1se iance of
New Year's Day.
Normal library hours
resume Jan. 2.
Holiday garbage
pickups
Garbage pickup will be nor-
mal Monday, closed Tuesday
arid will shift one day for the
remainder of the week,
according to a news release
from St. Johns County.
The normal Tuesday pick-
up will be serviced
Wednesday, the usual
Wednesday pickups will be
serviced Thursday, the usual
Thursday pickups will be
serviced Friday and the usual
Friday pickups will be serv-
iced Saturday.
Seniors' New Year's
party
The Players Community
Senior Center, located on
Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra
Beach, will host a New Years
party from 11 a.m. to noon
Thursday. December birth-
days will- also be celebrated
with cake and ice cream.
Call 280-3233 for more
information.
The Senior Center will be
closed Monday and Tuesday
for Christmas and Jan. 1 for
the New Year holiday.
Art class at Senior
Center
Barbaara sarvis will conduct
an art class Dec. 28 from 10,

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subjects, and the names of
their siblings, teachers, friends
and pets.
Information sheet in hand,
each of Santa's helpers called
one child at a time, using the


information to chat with the
youngster and, perhaps, try to
convince him or her to work
on the "naughty" while main-
taining the "nice."
Many parents divulge their


child's "naughty" behaviors in
the form's "needs to improve
on" section.
"Mostly they put things like
'getting along with her sister,'
or 'be more respectful to his


parents,' he said.
But Pellicer, who has volun-
teered for the Santa program
since for eight years, said he
tries to focus on toys and gifts
rather than behavior.
Pellicer said he uses the
Internet to research the details
of various toys before making
a call to let children know
Santa's bringing the correct
items this year.
He said sometimes older
children he called children
as old as 12 Tuesday try to
test him to see if the voice
they're hearing really is that of
Santa Claus.
"Sometimes they just don't
believe you," Pellicer said.



photo by GRAY ROHRER
Gabe Pellicer, site coordinator
of the Players Community
Senior Center for the St.
Johns County Department of
Parks and Recreation, uses
the Internet Tuesday to make
phone calls from Santa.


Landrum PTO says 'Thank you' to teachers


Signups begin in March
>- PV HIGH, from A-1


Letters to incoming students
will be mailed March 17, with
recommendations of classes for
students to take based on their
school records and test scores.
Current sophomores will reg-
ister March 31 through April 1,
and current freshman will reg-
ister April 3 and April 4,
according.to plans.
Registration for Landrum
Middle School's current eighth
graders will be held at
Landrum April 8 and April 10.
AP courses, which can pro-
vide college credit if a student
passes the corresponding AP
exam, will be part of the
attraction of the new school,
Speziale said.
He said he is confident the
school will quickly emerge as
an academic attraction.
AP courses that may be
offered at Ponte Vedra High
School are art history, studio
art, biology, calculus AB and
calculus BC, chemistry, and
Chinese language and culture.
Also, English. language,
English literature, human
geography, Latin, macroeco-
nomics, physics B, psychology,
Spanish, statistics, U.S. govern-
ment, U.S. history, and world
history.
The new school will operate
on a blended schedule, offering
90-minute block classes that


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF WRITER


Landrum Middle School teachers and .
staffers were feted by the Landrum PTO T'. *.
Tuesday with a teacher appreciation i
luncheon in the school cafeteria. -
"We have three seatings. We're serving -'
about 100 teachers and staff," said Lisa" -
Kessler, co-chair with Stacey Hess of the ., .
event, one of several the parent-teacher
support group will do this year. "We also
provided a breakfast for the bus drivers at
curbside this morning," Kessler said. ...
"Teacher Appreciation Day is all about ,
saying thank you to our tremendous, fab-
ulous teachers here at Landrum," said .
Kessler. "They do such a great job for us." i
"We put on several events for the teach--
ers," said Hess. "In middle school, they
don't get all the little gifts that sometimes
elementary school teachers get. 1 think it's Nancy Burk (standing left) serves a table
a way to show them we really do appreci- teacher appreciation luncheon. About 100
ate them."
Kessler had praise for Wayne King, the
principal who took the Landrum reins Members of the schools Gentlemen's
shortly after .the school year began. Quarterly (GQ) Club were on hand to help
"He has been so hands-on and so help- out. One, Michael Apelian, spoke about
ful in supporting us through all these the day from a student's standpoint.
events, which sometimes you don't get. "I think it's important because they help
THe4s;dop-wceat job-in being involved' us all year lon and they should get some
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Evie Chapman (left) and his brother Morgan Chapman (back) are shown outside Nease High
School Wednesday with Fred Cole, assistant principal (right) and Morgan Graley, a member of the
Nease Beta service club. The brothers agreed to deliver a Christmas tree donated by Publix on
Palm Valley Road for a needy family through the Beta Club, using Evie Chapman's El Camino,
which recently was restored. The classic car was stolen last year from the Nease parking lot and
later was found heavily damaged..


photo SUBMITTED
Some of the custodial staff at
Nease High School gather
Monday for lunch provided by
the Nease Navy Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps
Booster Club. The annual
appreciation luncheon has
been given by the boosters
since the Nease NJROTC pro-
gram began. Among the 15
staffers who attended are
(seated at left, from left) Shari
Hazen, Larry Noble and
Charles Malloy. Standing are
Booster Club members Liz
Blackwell (left) and Pam
Coleman.


BRIEFS


Federal funds for 9B
U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-Winter Park) has
announced that $500,000 in federal funds was
approved to support the expansion of 9B in St.
Johns County.
Mica previously secured $3.52 million in federal
funds toward the estimated $35 million project.
The measure must also be approved by the
Senate and signed into law by the President.
Guana whale lecture held
The Guana preserve's monthly brown bag lunch
lecture will be held at noon Jan. 4 in the Guana
Environmental Education Center's auditorium,
located on Guana River Road south of Ponte Vedra
Beach.
Author Frank Gromling will talk about the
North Atlantic right whale, including its history
and biology, and will explain the right whale win-
ter migration and the importance of northeast


Florida waters to the whale's survival.
His book, "Frank's Whales," is available for pur-
chase in the Friends of the Reserve Nature Store.
There is no cost to attend the lecture. Call 823-
4500 for more information.
Kwanzaa celebration held
A Beaches Kwanzaa Community Celebration
will be held Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at Jacksonville Beach Elementary School. It is free
and open to the public.
Fruit donations are requested for a display.
Dr. Eddie Collins, a retired sociology professor,
will speak. African attire is preferred but not
required.
The school is located at 315 10th Street S. in
Jacksonville Beach.
Those interested in participating can contact
Brenda Frinks .at 563-5324 or visit
(www.frinkscorp.com).


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Letters to the editor:

Mayport Elem. volunteer appreciated


To the editor:
Jack Orth is a man whose
love for children is absolutely
immeasurable.
He is a diamond in the
rough, the pearl of the ocean;
a keeper. I could go on and on
with all the cliches and never
adequately describe the gen-
tleman who has been volun-
teering at Mayport
Elementary School for the
past four years. He originally
started volunteering to come
to Mayport Elementary once a
week to read to the kinder-
garten kids. The children
quickly learned about Mr.
Orth's love for all of them and
his love. to read, especially
Curious George books.
The school was soon to find
out that reading was not the
only attribute he had to offer
td the -childieb Vanhd.. to
l4ayport. Elekigntry. At any
time, you may see Mr. Orth
pruning or trimming the
shrubbery, pulling weeds or
mentoring the older children.
He even has come up on the
weekend and completely
cleaned out two large flower
beds and landscaped them
with new mulch and land-
scape timbers, but it was that
special "Jack Orth" touch that
inspired other gifts of his
never ending love. He placed
several hand made concrete
garden stones in the flower
beds which caught the eyes of
the children. And why should


we be surprised? Mr. Orth
said, "Oh, if you can collect
some small containers, I'll
come back one day and let
each kindergartner make their
own garden stone. On
Tuesday, Dec. 4, Mr. Orth
came with a wheelbarrel and
all the supplies and helped
the children make 120 stones.
He returned on Thursday to
add the finishing touches.
Each individual concrete gar-
den stone was washed so that
they would be cleaned up and
the shells and stones placed
in the garden stones would
shine.
The kindergarten children
has a great time making the
stones. However, the best part
of the project was the man
who they were sharing their
time with; a man who always
:HfafA silleAjliklijA~tMd, the
tjme ain. the Iqye, ,to, hare
with these children. Mr Orth
out shinned the brightest gar-
den stone among the 120 that
were made.
Thank you is just too sim-
ple to say, but knowing Jack
Orth, it's not the words that
give him the biggest blessings
in life. His joy comes from
giving himself to others.
That's his true thanks.
Thank you Mr. Jack Orth.
You are greatly appreciated
and loved by all at Mayport
Elementary School.
Linda Bass
Mayport Elementary School


photo submitted
Jack Orth, who has
been volunteering at
Mayport Elementary
for the past four
years, sets out gar-
den stones. Orth
brought in supplies
and helped the
kindergarten classes
make 120.of the
decorative landscap-
ing ornaments.


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Renewal necessary for survival


rT throughout the life of any
Community or institu-
S tion, renewals have to
occur to ensure its survival.
Renewal' is different than
replacement. Often, refurbish-
ment and upgrade are inter-
preted as a disdain of the old.
Indeed, no renewal or
makeover would be suggested
unless there is a true love for
what is there already. When I
hear that a facelift is occurring
in an institution such as a
school, church, or long stand-
ing clubhouse, it is a testament
to the health and vitality of the
organization and the yearning
to preserve it.
When visiting my home-
town in the foothills of the
Smoky Mountains, I've noticed
the renewal and revitalization
of neighborhoods that were
dated, and on the brink of
decay. Suddenly parks, remod-
eled homes, curbs, exercise
tracks and flower gardens stand
where unmowed fields and
unpainted houses once stood.
Along with these changes
another thing has appeared:
familieslnin asii.i',Families
youpg,,.aqq,,9ld,, wji, cogs,.
bikes, jump ropes, golf clubs,
and noise. And smiles, big
smiles. The heart of the neigh-,
borhood wasn't replaced, but
the details were "refreshed" if
you will, so that it could sup-
port the needs of its residents.
Selva Marina Country Club
in Atlantic Beach is a prime
example of this. Built in 1957,
it has stood the test of time as a
community center. Since its
inception, it has undergone
many innovations. Jack
Nicklaus played in the first
tournament at Selva in 1965,
the Greater Jacksonville Open,
which evolved into what is
now the The Players
Championship.


ANN VON THRON
COLUMNIST


Selva has managed to repel
the image of exclusive snob-
bery that many perceive when
they hear the term country
club. It has nourished the peo-
ple and families of this area for
decades. This facility has pro-
vided a place to relax after
work, cool off in the summer
heat, and find respite from rou-
tine. I swear that Selva Marina
got my family through my sec-
ond pregnancy. I was on bed
rest with an 18 month old, and
'Wednesday night, fanluJv buf-
,.fets. ;...and Sunday. ',mprAnigg
brunch at Selva were the only
times I was allowed out of bed.
It solved the problem of my
loneliness from weeks of con-
finement and provided enough
food that we only had to eat
twice a week. Well, we nibbled
in between.
When individuals and fami-
lies move to a community, a big
factor in choosing an area to
settle is the existence of a com-
munity center, a place where
families can gather to ,be
together, to support relation-
ships with other people. An
indication of a thriving com-
munity is when residents want
to have a place to exercise,
compete, meet other families to


dine, and to have a central
place of celebration.
Relationships are the founda-
tion of life. This isn't my idea.
Relationships are the basis of
some of the most important
documents of our time: the
United States Constitution, the
Bible, the Gettysburg Address,
and are the bread and butter of
most hit entertainment venues.
The success of The Cosby Show,
Home Improvement, and
Prairie Home Companion rests
on the stories of the relation-
ships of its characters.
Sure, the renewal of an area is
always an arena for debate and
injured feelings. We can get
very blustery over clocks in
town center, bricks in five way
stops, and rebuilding of institu-
tions that have been there for
many years. But don't be
fooled. The opposite of debate
is indifference, and I would
much rather live in a commu-
nity where people cared
enough to state an opinion
than one in which people did-
n't care. Those are the popula-
tions that decay and disappear.
Regeneration equals vitality
and the desire to survive.
People restore antique cars
because they treasure them.
Neighborhoods restore their
gathering places because they
treasure the history that has
been created in its halls. Selva
Marina is responding to this
call from its members and
future residents. It has a plan
for refreshing, restoring and
providing facilities for a neigh-
borhood in 2007 and forward.
A neighborhood that wants to
exercise, meet one another, and
celebrate the events of life
together. Stop by and see the
plans, and be excited about one
of the facets of our future
neighborhood.


More letters to the editor:

Listen to what the 'canary in the coal mine' is singing


To the editor:
Listen to Our Riverkeeper
Our community faces the
extremely tough question about
whether the Orlardo area
should be allowed to take
("draw-down") hundreds of mil-
lions of gallons of water each
day from the St. Johns River for
its drinking water. We are fortu-
nate that two .of the primary
actors in this critical drama are
making frequent appearances
before various local groups to
debate the issues. Neil
Armingeon, our Riverkeeper,
makes his compelling presenta-
tion and then Kirby Green, the
Executive Director of the St.
Johns River Management
District, stands up and explains
how the District has done stud-
ies and is on the brink of allow-
ing Central Florida to take water
from the St. Johns River system.
Of course, the various audiences
have heart-felt comments and
challenging questions for both
men following the debate.
Mr. Green admits the
SJRWMD's studies have not
considered the fact that


Georgia-Pacific is about to
receive a permit to build a
pipeline out into the middle of
the St. Johns to dump their
paper mill pollution. The
Riverkeeper decries the logic of
drawing fresh water out while at
the same time allowing pollut-
ed water to be pumped into the
St. Johns. Mr. Green admits the
District studies have not consid-
ered the fact that the
Jacksonville Port Authority will
soon apply for a permit to
dredge the Jacksonville segment
of the River at unprecedented
new depths. The Riverkeeper
points out such dredging will
dramatically affect the salinity
of the St. Johns even before mil-
lions of gallons are taken out of
the flow coming from the
south. The District studies are
simply incomplete and it would
be irresponsible to start building
multi-million dollar "draw-
down" plants in Central Florida
before we answer these neces-
sary questions.
Mr. Green refers to our
Riverkeeper as "the canary in
the coal mine" and openly


admits "the louder Neil
Armingeon sings his warnings
the more we need to listen to
him." This accolade is coming
from the head of the District
planning the River "draw-
down."
Neil Armingeon is a true
community hero. He makes a
very modest non-profit salary.
Yet night after night after night,
even though he has worked all
day, he takes time away from
his family to visit various civic
groups warning us that our
majestic river is in peril and rec-
ommending alternative solu-
tions.
Please take Kirby Green's rec-
ommendation -- listen to what
the canary is singing -- attend a
Neil Armingeon meeting and
go on the Riverkeeper website
to learn more about this critical
community problem.

Warren K. Anderson, Jr.
President, Public Trust
Environmental Law Institute
of Florida
Jacksonville Beach


Is county charter a dead horse waiting to be beaten?


To the editor:
Can we declare the County
Charter horse dead?
I hope everyone is following
the current series in Scott
Adams' corporate humor car-
toon, Dilbert, where the domi-
neering, pompous, pointy-
haired boss has hired a dead
horse so that he can beat it. He
asserts that, if he beats it
enough, it will do good work.
That reminds one of the cur-


rent series of meetings, held to
address the proposal for a char-
ter form of government for St.
John's County. Those organiz-
ing the sessions around the
county have struggled to
attract more than 20 people
each time and about half of
those are the same, present
either by obligation or advoca-
cy. The expression popular
demand does not come to
mind, rather, dead horse seems


the apt metaphor.
There is no compelling rea-
son to make such a change,
except to make it easier to
change the resulting charter in
the future, when the same 20
people can meet to ratify the
wishes of that day's County
Commissioner Pervez
Musharraf.

Douglas C. Worth
Ponte Vedra Beach


LIZA V. MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER


All I want for

Christmas is

an Easy-Bake

D "ear Santa,


I wasn't planning on asking
for anything for Christmas
this year but a situation arose
during Thanksgiving that
made me reevaluate my prior-
ities.
Of course I realize that
Christmas is all about the
children and I encourage you
to heap the majority of your
attention oh my deserving
five-year-old as he has earned
a spot on the good list this
year.
Although I did have to offer
cash to one of your elves to
ensure his place on the list, I
hope you don't consider brib-
ing one of Santa's helpers a
punishable offense.
My request is really quite
simple, especially when you
compare it to the lists of high
dollar items kids are sending
you these days. I don't want a
$200 iPod nor do I need a
$400 video game system that
Sreplicates a live bowling
game.
What I need is important to
the health and well being of
anyone living within a stone's
throw from my kitchen. It is a
bit dated but I'm sure you
have some available in your
archives.
This year, all I want for
Christmas is an Easy-Bake
oven.
It is no great secret that I
can't properly operate a stan-
dard range but how much
damage could I conceivably
do with a tiny oven that uses
some supersonic lightbulb to
bake shrunken cakes and
other mini baked goods?
Thanksgiving could have
proved much less disastrous
had I prepared my three-
pound turkey in an Easy-Bake
oven rather than my fancy
glasstop model.
The smaller the stove the
smaller the mess, I always say.
I did jinx myself straight
out of the gate with my early
and obviously off-the-mark
predictions of a stress-free
holiday. Any event that
requires me to prepare more
than one dish is a recipe for
disaster.
It started smoothly enough
as I spread the ingredients for
the basic green bean casserole,
mashed potatoes and stuffing
across the counter.
With all of my available
cookware lined up in front of
a metaphorical firing squad, I
started mixing and mashing,
all the while ignoring the lit-
tle bird waiting its turn in the
freezer.
Turns out I misinterpreted
the label on the turkey which
promised freezer to oven con-
venience. While it is much
easier than transporting a 20-
pound turkey, it still requires
an obligatory thawing period.
And just in case it ever
comes up, I don't recommend
defrosting a frozen bird in the
microwave regardless of its
size.
I would also be extremely
wary of poultry that .is
encased in net. Chances are it
is flammable.
Still, I pressed on, deter-
mined to prepare a holiday
feast for me and my son. Not
even when a strange gelati-
nous ooze began to puddle
around the bird did I accept
defeat.
The bad news is we were
unable to salvage the turkey.
The good news is we put the
fire out and enjoyed the sim-
ple heat and serve ham I
thankfully purchased at the
last minute on the off chance
my first turkey experience did
not work out.
An Easy-Bake oven would
be perfect for next year so
thanks for considering my
request.
Have a. safe trip and enjoy
the milk and cookies. Don't
worry. They are store bought.
Your friend,


Liza


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M el tn g p t oen e, exhibit Saturda


Model train group to open exhibit Saturday


by CHUCK ADAMS
STAFF IVRITER
Ken Falcon was among sever-
al members of the Beaches Area
Model Railroad Club working
Wednesday to ready a new
exhibit for an open house from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
After sliding under the model
trains' layout table to get into
the control area, Falcon, a
"snow bird" from Ohio who
lives in Ponte Vedra Beach dur-
ing the winter, asked, "How
many 84-year-olds do you know
who crawl on their hands and
knees and play with trains?"
For the past three months,
club members have been
rebuilding their model railroad
layout, salvaged when the club
had to move from its previous
location. They will showcase the
new layout inside the historic
train depot, located across the
street from the Beaches Museum
& History Center at 413 Beach
Blvd.,
"We saw it in the newspaper
and gave them a call," Holly


Beasley, executive director of the
Beaches Area Historical Society
said of the group losing its orig-
inal home. "After some discus-
sion we finally came to some
agreements and understanding.
"It is a nice setup," said
Beasley. "And being a railroad
brat, I had to have trains
around. It's nice to wake up in
the middle of the night to a
train going through town, and I
miss hearing that out here. I'm
from south Georgia, so we had
trains all the time."
The club is composed of
working professionals, retirees
and junior members, one of
whom, Joey Gannon, was the
first junior to join. Gannon,
who goes to Arlington Country
Day School, is still pitching in.
"He's been very instrumental
in helping us build the layout,"
said Rich Paul, who was first
president of the club he started
with Dave Henk. "He is proba-
bly one of the hardest workers
we've had."
The new layout features many


of the key elements from the old
one and boasts a longer main-
line run. Club member Jeff
Barker has created an HO scale
model of the Mayport Depot he
will make available for sale to
other modelers as a laser-cut
paper kit.
Honorary club member
Austin Rasco measured the
depot building with Barker, club
president Ken Hoot and Falcon.
"I'm an architect," said Rasco,
"so I did all the writing. We gave
it to Jeff, he put it into his com-
puter and he actually designed
the kit. It's probably the best kit
I've ever built. The credit goes to
Jeff. He designed it."
The club invites families,
friends and the general public to
visit the Mayport Depot, a loca-
tion Barker is pleased with.
"It's been a lot more fun,
because we get more visitors
here and can talk a little bit
about the railroad and what
we're doing. We enjoy having
the kids come by. A lot of them
haven't seen trains before."


The club has been working at
the Beaches Historical Society's
Mayport Depot since Sept. 1.
"It was just a big pile of mate-
rial," Barker said of what was left
after club members used saws to
cut up the old layout. "Slowly
we just rose it up, put it on legs
and got going again.
"And it's a better fit here. The
whole railroad aura is here. This
is where it happened," added
Barker, noting that the Mayport
Depot was moved to
Jacksonville Beach some 20
years ago for exhibition.
From an historic standpoint,
trains started running to the
beach in 1885 and stopped in
1932.
The Mayport Depot offers 300
square feet, compared with the
900 the club used to have.
"We don't have all the yard
space and storage space we had,
so that means shorter trains and
fewer trains," said Paul. "But we
did save the two major indus-
tries, the steel mill and paper
mill. So we've got something

Photos by CHUCK ADAMS
Model Railroad Club
members Rich Paul,
from left, honorary
member Austin
Rasco, Hank Falcon,
Dennis Larson and
club president Ken
Hoot ready their lay-
out for Saturday's
open house in the
historic Mayport
Depot, across the
street from the
Beaches Museum
and History Center.
The open house runs
'- from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.


'Great day' in Hastings


photos by HALEY MIKESKA
"It was a great day," Landrum Middle School
teacher Derek Coghlan (below, with a child from
Hastings) said about Wednesday afternoon-,ii;';o'r
Vrhi6n his gifted students took'gifts, gA rne arid"a
food donated by Winn-Dixie to Hastings
Community Center. There they partied with 100
needy children, each of whom went home with
new clothes and toys. At left, Taylor Pyle of
Landrum (left) poses with two of the children.


impressive to look at, and it's a
good operation for a small
space."
To insure its future, club
members try to get youngsters
interested in their hobby.
"We're trying to encourage
kids to get involved because it's
a great hobby," said Paul. "They
need to learn up front it can be
a serious hobby, but it can be a
lot of fun."
The club, which has had as
many as 26 members, now has
20. Dues are $20 a month for


adults, $1 a month for juniors.
But its arrangement with the
Historical Society is temporary.
"It is temporary," said Paul.
"Technically we're only here
until March. We're hoping to be
able to work something with
them where we could stay
longer. That'll give us more
breathing time to work on a
long-term solution."
Those interested in learning
about or joining the club can
contact Henk at 641-8800 or
Paul at 223-5133.


Warmest Thoughts

and Best Wishes

fora

Wonderful Holiday

and a Very

Happy New Year


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JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Strong armed robbery was reported Dec. 14
in the first block of Burling Way. A 62-year-old
man told police that he pulled in his driveway
at 10 p.m. and exited his vehicle. The victim
was struck in the back of the head with a
closed fist and knocked to the ground.
According to a police report, the man observed
two men standing over him. One of the sus-
pects snatched his watch from his wrist and
the other removed his wallet from his back
pocket. The suspects also stole the victim's
briefcase before fleeing in an unknown direc-
tion. Police said the victim did not notice
whether the suspects were armed. Both sus-
pects are described as light skinned black males
ages 18 to 20 and approximately 5'11". They
were wearing dark clothing and had short hair,
police said.
* *
Auto burglary was reported Dec. 19 in the
1000 block of 3rd Street N. An unknown sus-
pect smashed the front window of the vehicle
to gain access. A purse containing $200 in cash
was stolen.

Grand theft was reported Dec. 18 in the 1200
block of Beach Boulevard. A cell phone valued
at $400 was stolen after the victim left it on
the table of a business. He told police he
returned to look for the phone when he real-
ized he had forgotten it but it was missing.
* *
A counterfeit $50 was reported passed Dec.
17 at the utility billing window at City Hall in
the first block of 3rd Street N. Police said a man
paying his utility bill gave a customer service
clerk, a fake $50 bill. The woman ran the bill
through a counterfeit detection machine that
marked the bill as fraudulent. The man became
irate and began yelling and cursing at the
employees. According to the police report, the
man said he received the counterfeit money
when cashed his payroll check for $2,000.
Bank employees confirmed that they cashed
check but could not be certain where the fake
bill came from. Police stood by as the man paid
the remainder of his bill to ensure that no fur-
ther incidents took place.
0* *
Danial Louis Evans, 37, a transient, was
arrested Dec. 17 and charged with battery with
more than one previous conviction in the 500
block of Pablo Avenue, according to a police
report. Police responded to a report of a suspi-
cious man wearing all black that grabbed a
woman's behind while he was shopping at a
nearby thrift store. The woman told police she
jumped back and confronted the man who left
the store. She identified Evans as the suspect
who grabbed her, police said.

Dina Dee Baker, 52, a transient, wa arrested
Dec. 15 and charged with grand theft pick


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pocketing over $300 in the 600 block of Beach
Boulevard, according to a police report. Baker
followed an elderly woman throughout a store
and offered to help her. Police said the woman
repeatedly refused her help. A witness stepped
in and helped the victim outside to her car.
Baker hugged the victim and was observed
reaching her hand into the victim's pocket and
removing $345 in cash. The witness yelled at
her to return the money which she did. Police
located Baker one block away and the victim
positively identified her, the report said.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH
A purse containing $100 cash was stolen
from a vehicle in the 800 block of Hawks Nest
Court between Monday night and Tuesday
morning, according to a police report.

ATLANTIC BEACH
Burglary to a residence was reported in the
100 block of Sylvan Drive, according to a
police report. The suspect entered the resi-
dence through a sliding glass door, according
to the report.
* *
Jonathan Edward Lavoie, 23, was arrested for
burglary and dealing in stolen property on
Dec. 14 in the 400 block of Mako Drive,
according to a police report.
* *
Russell John Howell, 41, was arrested for
strong arm robbery and grand theft on Dec. 14
in the 20 block of Edgar Street, according to a
police report. The victim told police that a sus-
pect entered her store at 1257 Mayport Road
and said he had a gun. The victim said the sus-
pect demanded her keys and money, according
to the report.

Kristie Anne McCann, 27, was arrested for
uttering forged bills, checks, drafts or notes
and a misdemeanor charge of petit theft,
according to a police report.
* *
Burglary was reported on Dec. 15 in the 400
block of Garden Lane, according to a police
report. The victim's wallet and cell phone
were stolen from his vehicle, according to the
report.

Nicholas Edward Finlan, 21, was arrested
for fleeing or attempting to elude a
law enforcement officer and an aggravated
charge of fleeing or attempting to elude a law
enforcement officer causing injury or damage
after a hit and run on Dec. 15 at the intersec-
tion of Ocean Boulevard and Seminole Road,
according to a police report.

NEPTUNE BEACH
Grand theft was reported on Dec. 17 in the
800 block of Forest Avenue, according to a
police report.


Four victims threatened by suspects


Home invasion reported in AB


FROM STAFF
Four males entered an
Atlantic Beach residence
Sunday, beat up one victim
and threatened to rape anoth-
er, according to a police report.
One of the victims told
police that the males, who all
had their faces covered,
entered the Magnolia Street
home through the front door
at approximately 1:45 a.m.,
came into his bedroom and
grabbed him by the back of the
hair, demanding money, valu-
ables and his car keys, accord-
ing to the report.
The suspect held the victim
by the back of the hair and led
him through the house,
demanding his car keys.
Another suspect entered


another resident's bedroom,
armed with an empty liquor
bottle, punched the victim
three times in the face,
demanded drugs and money
and then threatened to rape
and kill his girlfriend, accord-
.ing to the report. He also told
police that the suspects
thought that they were drug
dealers, according to .the
report.
The suspects took a cell
phone from one of the victim's
purse and $20 from another
victim's wallet, according to
the report.
One of the suspects is
described as a white male with
blond hair. He was wearing a
' black windbreaker, jeans and
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report.
Another suspect was
described as a heavy-set black
male, approximately 25 years
old, according to the report.
The third suspect was a skin-
ny black male with a shaved
head. The victim said the
fourth suspect was a black
male, but could not give a fur-
ther description, according to
the report.
Two of the victims escaped
through a window. Another
jumped off a balcony and ran
down Seminole Road to get
help, according to the report.
The fourth victim chased a sus-
pect out of the home.
The suspects fled the area,
according to the report.




CALENDAR

Friday, Dec. 21
Phantasia Sale: The Hospital
Auxiliary of Baptist Medical
Center Beaches holds a
Phantasia $5 Jewelry Sale from
7 a.m.-3 p.m. in the hospital
lobby. The public is welcome.

Saturday, Dec. 22

Summer Solstice at Guana:
Friends of the Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve, in
partnership with Ripple Effect
Ecotours, offers a two-hour
"Winter Solstice Sunset/Full
Moon Rising" kayak tour of
the Guana River starting at
4:30 p.m. Call Ripple Effect
Ecotours at 904-347-1565 to
reserve a space, the cost of
which is $45. For information
and additional tour dates, visit
www.rippleeffectecotours.com
. To contact The GTMNERR,
call 904-823-4500.

Thursday, Dec. 27

Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club,
Atlantic Beach. The speaker
will be recently retired' U.S.
Customs Agent Tom Meier.
The cost to non-members is
$15. For information, call club
president Neil Powell at 343-
3571 or visit www.beacheski-
wanis.com.


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OBITUARY


Johnny H. Powell


Johnny H. Powell, 79, of
Neptune Beach died December
17, 2007.
He proudly served in the
U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty
Officer during World War II,
the Korean Conflict and the
Vietnam War. He was a long-
time member of the VFW and
the American Legion.
Following his military career,
he worked for the. Federal
Reserve, from which he retired
as a Supervisor.
Survivors include his broth-
er, Jimmy Powell; sister-in-law,
Dolores Powell; nieces, Patricia
(James) Spence and Joy L.
(Mike) Wright; nephews,
Jimmy Powell and Jeff W.
(Sarah) Powell; several great-
nieces and great-nephews; his
lifetime friends, Richard and
Carol Brymer, Georgia Mae
Hammons, Kathy Reeves and
Pat and Debbie. He was prede-
ceased by his wife, Margaret,
and brother, Jeff Powell.
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RELIGION


Church Women United
The next meeting of
Church Women United will
be at 10 a.m. on Friday,
January 4 at First Christian
Church of the Beaches at
2125 Oceanfront in Neptune
Beach. A silent auction will
follow the business meeting.

Torah Study
"Attaining Freedom" is the
title of the upcoming Torah
study series at Chabad @ the
Beaches. The study will be
held at 7 p.m. on Wedesdays
in January. Rabbi Nochim
Kurinsky will lead the study
which will explore the book
of Exodus and the weekly
Torah portion, based on the
teachings of Kabbalah and
the Talmud.
Chabad is at 521 A1A N. in
Ponte Vedra. A suggested
donation for the series is $36
with advance registration.
Call 285-1588 for informa-
tion.

Grief Support Group
A Grief Support Group
meets on the third Thursday
of every month at St. Paul's
Catholic Church at 7 p.m. in
the Family Life Center
library. Men and women
grieving the death of a family
member or friend are wel-
come to attend. The church's
Family Life Center is at 578
1st Avenue North in
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call Margaret at 280-
0871.

Bethel Gallery Exhibit
Bethel Gallery at Ponte
Vedra Presbyterian Church
has an art exhibit opening
today titled "27 Reasons for
the Season." The show will
run through January 6. The
church address is 4510 Palm
Valley Road in Ponte Vedra;
call the church office at 285-
8225. for information and
hours.

Jewish Book Club
A book club for adults
sponsored by Chabad @ the
Beaches and Books A Million
will meet once a month at
Books A Million at 738 Marsh
Landing Parkway. The next
meeting will be at 6:30 p.m.
on Monday, January 7. The
topic will be "Towards a
Meaningful Li f" by, Sjnin,
j#cobson. The book "isja pir-
itual road map for lHiTng


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Church. Hetting is in his 14th year taking part as one of the villagers in the 8,000-square-foot
recreation of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth.


based on the teachings of
....... Rabbi Menachem
Mendel Schneerson." Rabbi
Nochum Kurinsky leads the
book club discussions.
There is no charge to par-
ticipate and traditional
..Jewish food will be served at
'book club meetings Fori,}
information call Chabad at


285-1588 or visit
www.chabadbeaches.com.

Community Prayer Group
All are welcome to attend
an hour of prayer for schools
and children at 9:15 a.m. on
Mondpys at the Winsto.n
family YNfCA on Lanldrum
Lane in Ponte''Vedra. For:


information contact Susan
Alberti at 285-0267.

Celebrate Recovery
A biblical based program
for persons facing personal


at 7th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. The program empha-
sizes that through worship
and same-gender small
groups, people can work on
personal struggles such as
eating disorders,
alcohol/drug abuse, and
codependency. The evenings
begin with dinner. Call 249-
,2343.

Men's group meetings
Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian
Church offers "Bible and
Bagels", a men's Bible study
group, from 6:30 to 7:30
a.m. on Wednesdays in the
Fellowship Hall. The church
address is 4140 Hodges Blvd.
For information call 223-
6922.
The men's group from
Calvary. Anglican Church
meets at 7 a.m on
Wednesday at the Beach
Diner at 501 Atlantic Blvd.
The current topic for the
Bible Study is Dallas Willard's
book ."Spirit of the
Disciplines" led by Pastor
David Sandifer. For informa-
tion call the church office at
821-8558. .
Palms Presbyterian men's
Bible study is held at 7 a.m.
Wednesday in the Education
Building.
Community Presbyterian
Church at 150 Sherry Dr. in
Atlantic Beach has
Wednesday morning prayer
breakfasts for men at 7 a.m.
St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church has a Men's
Prayer Group and Bible Study
which meets on the first and
third Saturday of the month
at 8 a.m. in Stormes Hall.
The men's group also partici-
pates in outreach efforts. All
are welcome to attend. The
address is 465 11th Ave. N. in
Jacksonville Beach.
Sunrise Community
Church offers Men's Study
Groups at 6 :15 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. on Wednesdays at the
church. At 7:15 p.m. on the
first and third Mondays of
the month, a Men's Study
Group meets at Panera Bread
at St. Johns Town Center.
Contact the church office at
249-3030 for information;
the church address is 298
Aquatic Drive in Atlantic
Beach.


problems, meets every Friday
at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship Singles groups ,
hll, of,., Be4th Iited The llongg a e clurch-
Methodist Chu1rch, 3r rSiteel related singles groups inr
See RELIGION BRIEFS, A-8 .


CHRISTMAS


EVENTS


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

December 23
Community Presbyterian
Church at 150 Sherry Drive in
Atlantic Beach will have
Advent worship services at 8:30
and 11 a.m. and at 5:59 p.m.

First Christian Church of the
Beaches at 2125 Oceanfront
and Seagate Ave. in Neptune
Beach will have an 8 a.m.
Morning has Broken Service, a
9 a.m. Traditional Service, and
a Celebration Service at 11 a.m.

Palm Valley Baptist Church
at 4890 Palm Valley Road will
have a Christmas Candlelight
service at 6 p.m. The church
choir will present a Christmas
musical followed by the Lord's
Supper. Fro information call
the church at 285-2447.

December 25
The Mission House
Christmas Dinner will be held
at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic
.Church. The dinner is free and
open to anyone in need of a
Christmas meal. Volunteers are
needed to bring prepared food
for the meal.
Organizers are also asking for
donations of new socks, new
underwear, jackets, sweaters,
sweatshirts, backpacks, and
totes to be given as gifts at the
dinner. Contact Max at 285-
7850 to help. The church is at
5th Street and 1st Avenue
North in Jacksonville Beach.

The parishoners of St. John's
Catholic Church at 2400.
Mayport Road in Atlantic
Beach invite beaches area sen-
ior citizens to Christmas dinner
at 3 p.m. The holiday meal will
include turkey, ham, all the
trimmings, and plenty of
desserts. There is no charge fot
the dinner. For transportation
call Dial-A-Ride at 246-1477.


CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
400 San Juan Dr.. Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6127
All Vehicles Must Enter on Golf View
Sunday 7:45, 9:00, 11:15 AM. 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist
Saturday Holy Eucharist 5:30 PM
Wednesday Holy Eucharist 7:00 AM. 11:15 AM, 6:00 PM
Weekday Evening Prayer in Chapel 6:00 PM except Wed.
Nursery available for Saturday and Sunday services
CHRIST CHURCH SAN PABLO
2002 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville 221-4777
Beginning Sept. 2, 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, 9:15 AM Christian Formation, 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Nursery Provided
For event information, visit.ww.christepiscopalchurch.com


COASTAL CHRISTIAN
Exciting, Growing
Home Church
off Kernan
553-9910

Meet Sundays
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
www.coastalcihristian.org


HOLY TRINITY
' ANGLICAN CHURCH
(A Traditional Anglican Church)
247-1442
Holy Communion
every Sunday at 9:00 A.M.
Holy Trinity meets i the Old Chapel
at .610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 32240-0294
www.holytrinityhieptunebeach.org
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar


COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN
^"\ CHURCH
S150Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL
Rev. Dr. Gabe Goodman, Pastor
.o,.. Church Office 249-8698
Preschool/Kindergarten Office 241-7335
www.communitypcusa.org
Schedule:
Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 & 11 a.m.
Church School -All Ages 9:45 a.m.
Youth Fellowships 5 p.m.
Contemporary Worship Serv. 5:59 p.m.
Chancel Choir Wednesdays 7 p.m.
Weekday Preschool/Kindergarten (3, 4 & 5 yr olds)


SPalm Valley Baptist Church
4l'' .I: Palm Valley Road. Ponte Vedra
(904) 285-2447
E mail: palmchurch@bellsouth.net
Sunday School for ll ages ....9:15am
Sunday Worship
Service ..................... 10:30am
Sunday Evening
Bible Study ......................6:00pm
Wednesday Family .
Dinner........................... 6:00pm
Wednesday Bible Study
for oil ages ............. ....... ............. 7:00pm
A Southern Baptist Church


895 Palm Valley Rd
(1 mile east of US1)
615-2130
Sunday Services
8:45am-9am Christian Formation -
Pre-K through Adults
10:00 am Holy Eucharist & Children's Chapel
Nursery available


LORD OF LIFE
LUTHERAN CHURCH
(ELCA),
276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch
Ph. 285-5347
Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor
Sunday Contemporary Worship
8:30am
Sunday Church School 9:45am
Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am
Nursery Provided


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9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service*
S|11:00 a.m. Traditional Service*
*Kingdom Kids'available
PONTE VEDRA Childcare always provided
Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor
United Methodist .
SUnited Methodist 280-5141 www.pv-umc.org
Church "Connectinn the Unconnctnred"


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


ST. ANDREW'S
LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA
(BY THE SEA) I
A Stephen Ministry Congregation
1801 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville Beach 249-4575
PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKEI
Sunday Worship
8:00 am & 10:30 am
Sunday School
Children 9:15 am
Youth/Adult 9:15 am
Nursery Provided


ANGLICAN
BEACHES
CHURCH
Worship Service Eucharist
5pm Sunday
Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar
Services held at:
Neptune Baptist Church, Rm 101
407 Third Street
Neptune Beach
WWW.ANGLICANBEACHESCHURCH.ORG


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


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8 aptist Church
SATURDAY EVENING
6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service
SUNDAY
9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service
10:30 am Traditional Service
WEDNESDAY
6:30 pm The Gathering
Bible Studies for Every Age & Life Situation
407 Third Street
www.neptunebaptist.org Neptune Beach
Tom Bary, Pastor 904-249-2307


St Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church
POWERFUL WORSHIP, PASSIONATE SERVICE


Hol Euhaisltl Sundas: 7:0 am 10 a
I Wensas a m &10:0Sa


Welcome Families
& Singles


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


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


ST. PAUL'S
CATHOLIC
1st Avenue North at 5th Street
Jacksonville Beach
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor
Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Mass 7:00, 8:30, 10:00,
11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Saturday Confessions
After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20 p.m.


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SiurisUi Church

Service Times
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am

(904) 268-2500
www.MandarinChristian.co'm
6045 Greenland Rd. near Philips Hwy.


OCEANSIDE
CHURCH OF CHRIST
1025 Snug Harbor Court
(off Mayport Rd. at W: 11th St. and Orchid
St.)
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
246-2709
Bible Class Sunday, 10:00 a.m.


Worship


11:00 a.m.


Evening Service 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m.


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.FIR5tST BAPTIST

324 N. 5th St., 249-2314


Bible Study
Blended Worship
Evening Worship
Wednesday Evening
Weekday Ministry


9:15 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
246-2891


Service interpreted for the hearing impaired


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

Nursery at all services

Sunday School
All ages 9:40 a.m.

3410 South ThiN Street. Jacksonville Beac;
Ph 904-246-6427 www.paimschurch.org
PC(USA)


BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
4+ CHURCH )J
MISSOURI SYNOD
1423 N; 8th Ave., Jax Beach
Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Phone: 249-5418
http://www.blcjaxbeach.org
8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Traditional
Service
Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.


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


ST. JOHN'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
Father Joseph Meehan
WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday 5 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
Nursery Available Sunday Morning
RECONCILIATION
Saturday 10:00 a.m. or by appt.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15 p.m. (4-6 gr.)
Sunday 6:00 p.m. (7-H.S.)
246-6014


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RELIGION BRIEFS


RELIGION BRIEFS, from A-7


the Beaches area. Church
membership is not required:
New Life Christian
Fellowship at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. has monthly Single
Adult Ministry meetings with
childcare provided for some
events. Contact Claudia at
223-6000 for information or
visit www.nlcf.org.
Beach United Methodist
Church has Monday Night
Alive for singles at 7 p.m. on
Monday nights and Singles
Coffee House 10:45 a.m. on
Sunday. For information
visit www.beachumc.org or
call 249-2343. BUMC is locat-
ed at 325 7th Ave. N.
Beaches Chapel Church,
610 Florida Blvd., Neptune
Beach. Singles over age 33
meet the last Saturday of the
month at 7 p.m. at the
church. 241-4211.
Christ Episcopal Church,
400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra, offers a singles min-
istry called Solo Flight with
"Single, Single" Christian
Formation Classes at 10:15
a.m. on Sundays through
Nov. 25 in the Family Life
Center. The group also sched-
ules social activities; for infor-
mation contact the church
office at 285-
6127.Membership at Christ
Episcopal is not needed to
participate.
Christ the Redeemer


Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Weekly
Bible study and monthly
social event such as square
dancing for ages 30 and up.
280-5813.
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church, 4510 Palm Valley
Road, Ponte .Vedra Beach.
Singles Express offers Bible
study at 9 a.m. Sunday and
other activities throughout
the year. Call 285-8225 for
information.
Retreats at Marywood
Retreats and events are
planned at the Marywood
Center for Spirituality in the
Switzerland area of NW St.
Johns County at 1715-5 State
Road 13. For information, call
287-2525 or toll-free (888)-
287-253 or check www.mary-
woodcenter.org.

Church Activities for Kids
SThe following events are
held at Beaches area churches
on Wednesday for young-
sters:
First Baptist Church of
Atlantic Beach at 1050
Mayport Road has Children's
Church at 6:45 a.m. Call 246-
4341.
Palm Valley Baptist
Church at 4890 Palm Valley
Road in Ponte Vedra has a
family dinner at 6 p.m. and
children and youth Bible
study at 7 p.m. Call 285-2447.


Bethlehem Lutheran
Church at1423 8th Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach has Senior
High Youth Group meetings
on Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m.
Call 249-5418.
Christ Episcopal Church
at Solana Road and San Juan
Drive in Ponte Vedra offers
Wednesday dinners in the
parish hall for youth and fam-
ilies at 6:15 p.m. A children's
art program is held from 7 to
8 p.m. Church choir school to
develop musical skill and
Christian formation is offered
for age 3 through sixth grade
prior to Wednesday evening
dinner. The school is free and
is given by Dr. Timothy
McKee, Music Director of the
church. Call 285-6127.
Youth in grades six
through 12 meet at 7 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. on Sundays follow-
ing Sunset at Palms in the
Youth Center/Fellowship Hall
at Palms Presbyterian Church,
3410 3rd St. S., Jacksonville
Beach. Call 246-6427.
Dynamic Disciples (grades
K-5) meets at First Christian
Church of the Beaches on a
varied schedule. Teens in
Motion Youth Group meets
for special events and trips.
The church address is 2125
Oceanfront, Neptune Beach.
Call 246-2010.,
Family Bible Church at
4760 Palm Valley Road has
Wednesday ..activities.


Building Blocks for children
ages 3 to 6 and Kids Club for
grades one through 5 meeting
at 7:15 p.m. Bridge Builders
for grades 6 through 12 meets
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 280-
5694.
Kernan Blvd. Baptist
Church at 4000 Kernan Blvd.
S. has YouthAlive with Bible
Study and worship for grades
six through 12 from from
6:45 to 7:45 p.m. on
Wednesday; and children's
choir and activities are held
from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Call 641-
4588.
Youth from Beach United
Methodist Church, 3rd Street
at 7th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach, meet 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at various locations.
Directions to Wednesday
meetings are handed out at
247, the church's Sunday
night worship service for
youth, held at 6 p.m. to 8:45
p.m.
New Beginnings Baptist
Church at 1050 State Road
A1A in Ponte Vedra offers
Kids K'Nextion for ages 3 to
fifth grade, Praise Band, and
middle and high school
youth activities beginning at
6:30 and 7:30 p.m. on
SWednesdays. Call 285-4288.
*Ponte Vedra United
Methodist Church at 35
Executive Way in Ponte Vedra
has Junior and Senior High
Youth Group meetings on


Christmas can be found in the most humble of places


If I were to choose just one
or two times a year to come
to church, Christmas Eve
and Easter Sunday would be
the times I'd choose. To cele-
brate the coming of Christ
and the incredible gift of his
life, death and resurrection...
.You can't do better than that!
Now I'm a person who needs
the church every week (which
has nothing to do with the
fact that I'm paid to be there,
by the way). But if I could
offer one thing for a once-a-
year church-goer to carry with
them it would be this: Christ
comes to the humble places.
Over the years I've celebrated
Christmas in some beautiful
churches with sanctuaries
' decked in wreaths and garland,
candles and lighted trees. But
Jesus was born in humble cir-
cumstances, a,-a'stable of all-
places, and laid in a feed trough.
I appreciate the grandeur of our


modem spaces;
Christ is wor-
thy of them
and so much
more. Yet as
one who
presently wor-
ships in an ele-
mentary school
I am well aware
that Christ con-
tinues to come
to us in much
humbler set-
tings, as well.
The truth is
that Christ is
giving himself
to the world
365 days a year
arid he desires-


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REV. JEFF
CONTRIE


to be bor into the everyday of
our lives. But he's easy to miss.
My family and I often travel to.
Bethlehem at ouri"n~eAb6e' g
church, Ponte -Vedra
Presbyterian. While there I'm


reminded of
how -easy it
would be to fail
to recognize the
newborn king
with people
buying and sell-
ing, meals
being prepared,
everyone from
soldier to beg-
gar busy at their
S: tasks. Jesus
.* '. comes to the
humble places
Sand those
places do not
BENNETT stand out. We
BUTOR must either
seek them out
or allow our-
selves to be found by them.
Churches spend themselves
throughout the week pounding
nails on a Habitat House, sitting
with a homebound person
through Hart Felt Ministries,


serving meals at the soup
kitchen at Mission House, col-
lecting food for B.E.A.M., volun-
teering at the hospital, sharing a
kind word with friend and
stranger alike. These are humble
activities in humble places, the
settings where we find Jesus and
Jesus finds us.
If you're a once or twice a:year
church-going person, my advice
to you is this: Between now and
the next time you're in church,
go to a humble place and serve
the people you find there. It
won't surprise me to learn that
you've found Jesus there. And
his church, too.
. The Reverend Jeff Bennett is
pastor of Ponte Vedra United
Methodist Church (www.pv-
umc.org) which worships each
Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11
a.m. at Ocean Palms Elementan'
School, 355 Landrum Lane and
at 5 and 7 p.m. on Christmas
Eve.


CHURCH SERVICES ON DECEMBER 24 & 25


ANGLICAN

December 24
Calvary Anglican Church at
3044 San Pablo. Road S. in
Jacksonville will celebrate a
Family Christmas Eve Service at
5:30 p.m.

December 25
Holy Trinity Anglican
Church will have a Christmas
Service at 10 a.m. at 610 Florida
Blvd. in Neptune Beach.

BAPTIST
December 24
First Baptist Church of
Jacksonville Beach at 324 N.
5th Street will have Christmas
Eve Candlelight Service at 6
p.m.
Kernan Blvd. Baptist
Church at 4000 Keman Blvd. in
Jacksonville will have a
Christmas Eve Service with the
Lord's Supper at 5 p.m.
Neptune Baptist Church'
will have Candlelight Services
at 6 and 8 p.m. The church is at
407 Third Street in Neptune
Beach.

CATHOLIC
December 24
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church at 545 SR A1A
N in Ponte Vedra will have a
Children's Mass at 2 p.m. There
will also be Mass at 4 p.m., 6
p.m, and midnight.
St. John's Catholic Church
at 2400 Mayport Road in
Atlantic Beach will have Mass
at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
St. Paul's Catholic Church
at 1st Ave. and Fifth St. N. in
Jacksonville Beach will have the
Children's Mass at 4 p.m. in the
church, gym, and Family Life
Center and a 5:30 p.m. Mass in
the church, Family Life Center,
and gym. Mass will also be held
at 7:30 p.m.,10 p.m., and mid-
night in the Church.

December 25
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church at 545 SR A1A
N in Ponte Vedra will have
Mass at 10 a.m.
St. John's Catholic Church
at 2400 Mayport Road in
Atlantic Beach will have Mass


at 10 a.m.
Paul's Catholic Church'at
1st Ave. and Fifth St. N. in
Jacksonville Beach will have
Mass at 7 a.m., 10 a.m, and
11:30 a.m. in the church.

EPISCOPALIANS
December 24
Christ Episcopal Church at
400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra will have Holy Eucharist
Service at 2 p.m., a Toddler
Building Creche Service at 4
p.m., a Christmas Even Gospel
Pageant at 5:30 p.m., and
Festival Holy Eucharist at 8
p.m. and 10 p.m.
Christ Episcopal Church San
Pablo at 2002 San Pablo Road in
Jacksonville will have Festival
Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m.
St. Paul!s by the Sea
Episcopal Church will have a
Family Eucharist at 5 p.m. and
at 10:30 p.m. there will be
Carols followed by Festival
Eucharist at 11 p.m. The church
is at 465 Eleventh Avenue
North in Jacksonville Beach.

December 25
Christ Episcopal Church at
400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra will have a Christmas
Day Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m.
St Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church at 465
Eleventh Avenue North in
Jacksonville Beach will have
Festival Eucharist at 11 a.m.

INTERDENOMINATIONAL
December 24
Christ the Redeemer Church
will have a Candlelight Service
at 7 p.m. The church address is
190 S. Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte
Vedra.

LUTHERAN
December 24
St. Andrew's Lutheran
Church at 1801 Beach Blvd.
will'have Family Worship at
5:30 p.m. and Candlelight
Service at 10:30 p.m.

METHODIST
December 24
Isle of Faith United
Methodist Church at 1821 San
Pablo Road in Jacksonville will


have a Children and Family
Candlelight Service at 5 p.m., a
Communion and Candlelight
Service with Ensemble Music at'
7 p.m., and a Communion and
Candlelight Service with Full
Praise Choir at 9 p.m.
Ponte Vedra United
Methodist Church'will have a
Candlelight Services at 5 and 7
p.m. The church meets at
Ocean Palms Elementary
School at 355 Landrum Lane in
Ponte Vedra.

OTHER
December 24
First Christian Church of
the Beaches will have
Candlelight Services at 6 and 11
p.m. with Family Time at 6
p.m. The church is at 2125
Oceanfront and Seagate Avenue
in Neptune Beach.
New Life Christian
Fellowship at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. in Jacksonville will have a
Candlelight Communion
Service from 6 to 8 p.m.

PRESBYTERIAN
December 24
Community Presbyterian
Church at 150 Sherry Drive in
Atlantic Beach will have


Christmas Eve Candlelight
services ifor families with chil-
dren at 4 p.m. with childcare
available. Candlelight services
will also be held at 6 and 8 p.m.
Hodges Presbyterian
Church will have Children's
Musical Worship Service "The
Not so Silent Night" with com-
munion at 5 p.m., a service
with communion and' singing
by The Traditions Choir at 8:30
p.m., and a "Lessons in Carols"
service with candlelight singing
at 11 p.m. The church is as
4140 Hodges Blvd. in
Jacksonville.
Palms Presbyterian Church
will have a family-centered
service with a re-creation of the
nativity and singing by The
Cherub Choir at 5 p.m., a tradi-
tional candlelight service with
music by the Chancel Choir
and members of the JSO at 8
p.m., and a communion and
candlelight service with music
by the Chancel Choir and
members of the JSO at 11 p.m.
The church is at 3410 S. Third
Street in Jacksonville Beach;
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church at 4510 Palm Valley
Road in Ponte Vedra will have a
Christmas Eve Celebration at 4
and 5:30 p.m. and a contempo-
rary service at 10 p.m.


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Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Call
280-5141.
*Neptune Baptist Church at
407 Third Street in Neptune
Beach has games, drama,
music, and topical messages
for youth from grade six
through twelve. Sixth
through eighth graders meet
at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and
ninth through twelfth graders
meet on Sunday evenings.
Call 249-2307.
S*Community Presbyterian
Church has activities on
Wednesday. Cherub Choir at
4 p.m. and Junior Choir at 5
p.m. Senior high school stu-
dents meet at 3:30 p.m. to
discuss issues at "Trash Talk."
Call 249-8698 for informa-
tion.


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SPORTS


December 21, 2007


The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader Page 9A*


Nease girls struggle but stay positive


ROB
DeANGELO
SPORTS EDITOR


Now what


for Nease


football?


rT three straight appearances
Sin the state champi-
Sonship game. A 38-5
record during that period.
National television exposure.
A program that spawned Tim
Tebow, James Wilson, Ted
Stachitas and a slew of other
Div. I college players and
prospects.
But is the party over for
Nease High football?,
The opening of a new high
school in Ponte Vedra next
year is certainly a sign'that
things will be changing at.
Nease. In terms of raw num-
bers, divide the incoming
freshman class by about half.
That means cutting the foot-
ball talent pool by that much
as well.
The Panthers starting
offense will lose nine of 11
players from the 2007 team to
gradation, as will the defense.
While the cupboard is not
completely bare, it's certainly
more sparse than at any time
since Craig Howard arrived as
head coach in 2003.
Howard built a tremendous
program at Nease and now has
an opportunity to reap some
reward. He is said to be amppng
the candidates for the bead '
coaching position at Hoover
High in Alabama, a post with
a higher profile and signifi-
cantly bigger salary.
"I haven't interviewed or
anything but I have looked
into it," Howard said
Wednesday night. "I consider
it one of the top five jobs in
the United States.
"A guy from The Birming-
ham News called and said I
was a leading candidate. I
don't know about that, but I
have expressed some interest
although I haven't filled out
any applications or letters."
The Panthers coach took his
team to Hoover to start the
2005 season in the first-ever
high school game televised
nationally on ESPN. While
Nease lost that contest,
Howard has returned to
Hoover in subsequent presea-
sons to participate in 7-on-7
passing competitions.
He may also look into start-
ing a program at the new
Ponte Vedra High, the vacant
coaching position at Lake Cityv
Columbia or perhaps pursue
college opportunities.
"Like in business or corpora-
tions, when the year ends it's
time to evaluate and that's
what I'll do," Howaxi said.
Panthers assistantt6aches
like defensive .coooliator
Danny Cowgill (alsosaid to be
among those interested in the
Columbia job) or lihe coach
Joe Conroy may seekihead-
coaching positions;a result
of the success the had at
Nease. e a
"It's been great that we've
been able to keep our coach-
ing staff together this long,
through this run," said
Howard. "But it's also a testa-
ment to the program that our
assistant coaches will be
sought after for head-coaching
opportunities."
And why not? It's pretty
clear the Panthers' staff has
gone about as far as it can
with the football program. In
a few short seasons, Nease
became a team everybody
wanted to schedule as a home-
coming opponent to one of
the most feared and respected
Class 4A squads in the state.
All dynasties come to an
end. Nease will have to under-
go several years of rebuilding
beginning next season. For a
program that has become
accustomed to reaching the
pinnacle, such a transition
back to mediocrity could
prove tough to take. And sev-
eral of the current coaches
might not be around to see it.


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By ROBERT DeANGELO
SPORTS EDITOR

In the midst of a season that
finds her team struggling,
Nease High girls basketball
coach Sherri Anthony is still
able to find positives each time
the Panthers step onto the
court.
Take Tuesday night; for
example. While Port Orange
Atlantic cruised to an 86-64
victory at Nease, Anthony
found plenty to praise in her
team's performance.
"I was pleased with the game
against Mandarin (last Friday)
we played an excellent game
that night even though we lost
and we played a great game
tonight," the coach said. "I
told the kids that out of those
two games, if we'd have played
that kind of game against any
other team we'd have won
those games easily.
"But, you know, you tend to
play up to the level of who
you're playing against and Port
Orange is one of those very
good teams."
Atlantic poured in 22 points
in the first quarter, but Nease
nearly managed to keep pace
With 18 of their own.
"They beat St. Augustine 77-
70 so we knew what they were
capable of in terms of putting
points on the board, but we
didn't know how many points
we could get up there," said
Anthony. "A lot of those points
they got were cherry-picking
layups. The athleticism of get-
ting back, and we're doing all
we can on one end and don't
have the foot speed to get back
on those kind of breakaways.
"We don't ever get those.


The points we get we have to
earn in a half-court setting."
The 64 points Nease (3-9, 1-4
conference) put on the board
was one of the team's best
offensive showings this season.


Kendra Hentkowski led the
way for the Panthers with 14
points, followed by Chelsea
Lancashire and Kelly McKinley
with 12 each. Amanda Piggott
came off the bench to score 11


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Panthers guard Kelly McKinley, center, is fouled by a pair of Atlantic defenders as she drives to
the basket Tuesday. McKinley had nine assists in the Panthers' 86-64 loss.


while Shakia Roche added
seven points and a dozen
rebounds.
Other Panthers to find the
hoop were Megan Viola with
six points, Taylor Rochelle,
who chipped in with five,
Lauren Wray scored three, and
Allie Lancashire and Morgan
McCall added a bucket each.
It marked the
first game this
season in which
every Panther
dented the scor-
ing column.
"Our inside
, pl (g yge '
ly tarted bo step
up and we didn't
have that in the
beginning of the
season," the
coach
explained. "We
were depend-
ent on all the I've see
guards and
Shakia on the improvemt
wing. Now last two
we're getting
some better we've really
inside play." imro
The Sharks improvement
built a 47-32 last two w
halftime lead
thanks to a 25-
point second
quarter. That Sherr
advantage con- Panth
tinued
through the basket
third, but
Nease nearly
matched the visitors over the
final eight minutes of the
game, scoring 19 points to
Atlantic's 20..
Despite the loss, Anthony
insists she sees progress.
"I like the fight in them,"
she said of her players. "I like
the improvement. I've seen so
much improvement over the
last two games, but we've real-
ly seen good improvement
over the last two weeks. The
last two games it's really come


to fruition. You wait for those
games to come around and say,
'That's what I was talking
about. That's what you've got
to do.'
"We just have to keep up the
-effort. Keep our heads up and
do the good things we're doing
and keep knocking down those
negatives."

BOYS SOCCER
Nease 8,
Atlantic 0
The Panthers
earned another
shutout victory
Tuesday ni ht..
A.J. Nelson led
the way with
three goals while
teammate Nick
Janocko found
the back of the
.............................. net tw ice as
Nease built a 7-
n so much 0 halftime
advantage.
ent over the Austin
games, but Johansen, Jay
Shepherd and
y seen good Fernando
Duffoo scored
ent over the the Panthers'
weeks. other goals as
the team
improved to 9-
2-2 (9-0 district)
ri Anthony this season.
ers girls In goal, Josh
Porter recorded
~all coach his second
shutout of the
season.
On Monday night, Nease
blanked Palatka 8-0 at Panther
Stadium.
Chris Beyette was the man of
the match with three goals,
while Joe McKinley added a
pair as did Filip. Ivanov.
Fresh off Nease's state run-
ner-up football team which
played for the Class 4A title
Saturday, Myles Wright wasted
little time getting into soccer
mode as he scored in the victo-
ry over Palatka.


An ode to the crazy year in sports


r was the night before
Christmas

And all throughout sports,
Everyone waited for George
Mitchell's reports;

The jerseys were hung in
the lockers with care,
In hopes that Bud Selig
-soon will be there;

The athletes were nestled
and snug in their beds,
While visions of champi-
onships danced in their
heads;
M ichael Vick's in his
prison cell for yet
another night,
Got 23 months for letting
dogs fight;

But out on the diamond
there arose such chatter,
The talk about steroids
seemed to be all the matter;


DAVID
ROSENBLUM
SPORTS WRITER


When Barry Bonds hit his
record, number 756,
It will only be remembered
with an asterisk;

o others decided they
wanted to know,


Who else used these creams
that helped make them grow?

Out came the list, naming
many stars of the game,
And Mitchell read through
it, calling them by name;
R oger Clemens, Andy
Pettitt, Eric Gagne and
SSheffield,
Bonds, Giambi, Palermo
and Rick Ankiel;

They're players that cheated
the game of baseball,
Though most of them big,
must now feel rather small;

The athletes that many
looked up to as stars,
Are now just some names
that give baseball new scars;
while baseball is under
controversy, foot-
balls' not far behind,
As dogfighting and cheating
help us all remind;


That even though.these are
athletes, we all still expect,
They do things right or at
least near perfect;

With Vick out and Pacman
suspended for a season,
And guys like Sean Taylor
who get killed for no reason;

Make certain things in foot-
ball worthy of forgetting,
Like basketball referees call-
ing games that they're bet-
ting;
tit one thing I know that
should turn out right,

Is Dale Jr.'s future sure does
look bright;

With Jimmie Johnson and
Jeff Gordon already on
Hendrick's list,
EarnAardt's addition makes
this the best team to exists;

And David Beckham's
arrival made everyone think,


That he could possibly
make American soccer not
stink;

But not much longer after
he messed up his knee,
That the rest of the country
started to see;

That it was not Beckham or
Bonds. or Mitchell or Vick,
But Tim Tebow was the best
story they'd pick;

he Heisman winner has
always been the man of
the hour,
A sheer combination of
passing and power;

The year in sports was not
that bad,
But it sure does make me
awfully glad;

That I get to write stuff in
these pages you see here,
So Merry Christmas to all
and have a Happy New Year!


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Nease High's Shakia Roche, right, fights for control of the ball during second-half action Tuesday night against Port Orange Atlantic.
The Panthers fell, 86-64, but head coach Sherri Anthony says her team has shown improvement in the past two weeks.


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The New Year's Day Konica
Minolta Gator Bowl will fea-
ture the number-one passing
offense of
Texas Tech
against
Virginia, the
seventh-
ranked
defensive
team in the
country.
It's a game
both teams s '
think
should
entertain all '
football
enthusiasts. '
The Texas
Tech Red
Raiders will bring their
mighty offense to
Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium with two outstand-
ing offensive leaders.
Wide receiver Michael
Crabtree, recipient of the
prestigious Biletnikoff Award,
added to his impressive list of
postseason honors when the
Touchdown Club of
Columbus announced the
Red Raider as its 2007
Freshman of the Year and the
recipient of its Paul Warfield
Award, given annually to the
nation's top receiver.
Crabtree's other honors
include consensus All-
America First Team, all-con-
ference, national and confer-
ence freshman of the year. He
holds the NCAA freshman
record and national leader
with 125 receptions, 1,861
yards and 21 receiving touch-
downs.
Fellow Texas Tech team-
mate, quarterback Graham
Harrell, is an offensive team
standout and is recognized as
a national passing leader with
5,298 yards, 441.5 yards per
game, 45 touchdown passes
and a 72.7 completion per-
pentage.
Harrell was honored by The
Touchdown Club of
Columbus and awarded the
Sammy Baugh Trophy as the
nation's top quarterback.
The Virginia Cavaliers will
bring their mighty defense to
Jacksonville led by defensive
tackle Chris Long, who has
had an impressive career on
the defensive side of the ball
while at the University of
Virginia.
Long, the son of former
Oakland Raiders star and cur-
rent FOX television analyst
Howie Long, has accumulated
many honors including the
Ted Hendricks Award as the
nation's top defensive end.
He is a unanimous All-
American, only the third in
University of Virginia's histo-
ry and was in the top 10 fin-
ish in Heisman Trophy vot-
ing.
Chris Long received First
Team all-America honors
from the Associated Press, the
Football Writers Association
of America, the Walter Camp
Football Foundation, the
American Football Coaches
Association, the Sporting
News, CBSSports.com, Sports
Illustrated.com and
Rivals.com. -
Long was also named the
ACC. Defensive Player of the
Year and was the recipient of
the Dudley Award as the top
collegiate player in the state
of Virginia. Other honors
include Defensive Lineman of
the Year by the Richmond
Touchdown Club, a finalist
for the Lott, Lombardi and
Nagurski awards and has had
his jersey retired by Virginia.
Joining his Virginia team-
mate is junior offensive guard
Branden Albert. He, too, has
had an impressive career and
has been nationally recog-


nized with Third Team All-
America honors from the
Associated Press and named
First Team All-Atlantic Coast
Conference.
The Gator Bowl will be
played on
January 1,
2008 at
Jacksonville
Municipal
Stadium
'' t with kickoff
S scheduled
for 1 p.m.
Officials
also
[ announced
members of
the Gator
.. Bowl Hall of
Fame Class
of 2007.
This year's *
induction class includes the
legendary coach Paul "Bear"
Bryant, Heisman Trophy win-
ner George Rogers and local
civic leader, the Honorable


Donald R. Davis.
Accepting the posthumous
award on behalf of Coach
Bryant and his family will be
former Heisman Trophy win-
ner John David Crowe,
Howard Payne, Lloyd Taylor
and Charles Milstead.
The Gator Bowl Coaches
Luncheon and Hall of Fame
Induction will take place at
noon on December 31 at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel.
In addition to the induc-
tion ceremony, Texas Tech
head coach Mike Leach and
Virginia head coach Al Groh
will also be featured speakers.
Emcee for this event will be
Verne Lundquist, play-by-
play announcer for CBS
Sports.
Tickets are available for $25
and can be purchased online
at www.gatorbowl.com.
For information on the
game and game week events,
visit the Gator Bowl's official
web site at gatorbowl.com


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By JENNIFER KNOECHEL
STAFF WRITER
"The only things we worried
about were if there was
enough swell in the water and
the crowds that might show
up at the same destination,"
writes local surfer Shane
Murray in the latest issue of
Mundo RAD! [No. 62.] maga-
zine.
Murray, 20, is a professional
surfer on the Association of
Surfing Professio~taIs: [ASP]
Junior Tour and a:.s6phomore
honor student at fthiFlorida
Community College of
Jacksonville. He plans surf
trips between contests and
school to earn money and
exposure.
His story, "Mexican
Getaway," featured-in the
Puerto Rico-based magazine
Mundo RAD! details his surf
trip to a secret destination.
"I still do the contests but
my main focus is to get a lot
of photos in magazines,"
Murray said. "Instead of pay- Shane M
ing me to goto a contest my
sponsors would rather pay me foot post
to get a photo in a magazine turning hi
with their logo on it because dow of A
more people will see it. I make on Atlant
more money off the photo
incentives." Eastern S
Murray is sponsored by contests
Ezekiel clothing, Etnies shoes, until his
Ezera surfboards, Aqua East when he
Surf Shop, Freak traction pad Junior W
and leash com-
pany GSH surf-
boards and
ghive.com,
which Murray
says is like the
myspace surf
report for local
surfers.
In the front
window of
Aqua East Surf
Shop on
Atlantic Blvd.,
Murray is fea-
tured surfing in
an 8 x 10 foot
poster for
Ezekiel. He is
near complet-
ing his AA Sf
degree in busi-
ness manage-
ment from
FCoJ andr c|.
tfour-yeansr col-
four-year col-


lege after tak-
ing a year off to travel for surf-
ing.
In February he is going to
Australia for a month, return-
ing to the U.S. for a couple of
contests and then traveling to
Ball, Indonesia for surfing and
photos.
"If I go on a trip with spon-
sors then we'll use their pho-
tographer," Murray said. "If it's
me and some friends planning
a trip we have photographers
who we know and we'll take
them."
Murray has won a few con-
tests through the National
Scholastic Surfing Association
[NSSA], the highest profile
amateur competitive surfing
association in the United
States, and made it into the
top 30 surfers on the ASP
Junior Tour for surfers under
20. The ASP Junior Tour is the
springboard to the ASP World
Qualifying Series [WQS] and
then the ASP World
Championship Tour [WCT].
"There are so many different
ways of 'making it' as a surfer,"
Murray said. "My main goal is
to keep going on trips to get
the photos and the experience
of surfing better waves. The
more photos you get, and now
Sif I can write, tooh;it's cool
because it opens mbre doors to
go on more trips:"
Last year Murraytraveled to
California seven ties for a
week or longer, went to
Mexico twice, and4tirfed in
Puerto Rico over Thanksgiving
break. He also traveled to com-
pete in ASP contests. in
California, New Jersey and
Virginia.
"I have to be motivated to
keep going to school and all of
the traveling for surfing,"
Murray said. "I bought a lap-
top and basically every class I
tell my teachers what I'm
doing and they have all been
awesome working with me so I.
can do both."
Murray grew up in Atlantic
Beach and attended Atlantic
Beach Elementary, Mayport
Middle School and graduated
from Fletcher High'in 2006.
He started surfing with his
dad, Dan Murray, and his
brother, Shawn Murray, when
he was about 8 years old.
"I also played baseball and
basketball so I didn't really get
into surfing until ninth grade
when I decided I wanted to do
this and only this," Murray
said.
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Surfing Association
and NSSA contests
senior year at Fletcher
competed in the ASP
worldd Tour.
"The ASP
junior is the
most presti-
gious thing
you can do
when you're
Sunder 20 on so
many different
levels," Murray
said. "Everyone
starts out in
ESA doing con-
tests to get dis-
covered and
then the NSSA
and then the
junior pro tour
and then either
the WQS or
photos in mag-
azines. It's
what you want
to do and what
you're sponsors
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After Murray
takes a year off
.e plans to finish col-
see where surfing
n.
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ravel and surf,"
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Low
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None
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2:20 pm
3:09 pm
3:57 pm
4:45pm


Pablo Creek Entrance


High
6:13 am
7:11 am
8:07 am
9:01 am
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10:43 am
11:31 am


Low High
12:20 pm 6:33 pm
12:20 am 7:31 pm
1:17 am 8:27 pm
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3:55 am 11:06 pm
4:47 am 11:57pm


Low
None
1:18pm
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3:03 pm
3:53 pm
4:43 pm
5:34 pm


TODAY
West winds 10 to 15 knots
becoming north 15 knots in
the afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
Inland waters a moderate
chop.. Scattered showers.
TONIGHT
North winds 15 to 20 knots.
Seas building to 4 to 6 feet.
Inland waters choppy.
SATURDAY
East winds 10 to 15 knots.
Seas 4 to 6 feet; Inland waters
a moderate chop.
SATURDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 knots.
Seas 3 to 5 feet. Inland waters
a light chop.


High
5:44 am
6:42 am
7:38 am
8:32 am
9:24 am
10:14 am
11:02 am


High
7:54 am
8:53 am
9:49 am
10:44 am
11:36 am
12:26 pm
12:47 am


Mayport
Low High
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12:45 pm 7:02 pm
12:44 am 7:58 pm
1:38 am 8:52 pm
2:30 am 9:45 pm
3:22 am 10:37 pm
4:14 am 11:28 pm

Palm Valley
Low High
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1:58am 9:13 pm.
2:54 am 10:08pin
3:48 am- 11:02pmi
4:40 am 11:55 pm
5:30 am None
6:21 am 1:14pm


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None
1:39 pm
2:30 pm
3:20 pm
4:10 pm
5:01 pm


Low
-1:53 pm
2:50 pmi
3:45 pm
4:36 pm
5:25 pm
6:13 pm
7:01 pm


SUNDAY
Southwest winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 3 to 4 feet. Inland
waters a moderate chop.
SUNDAY NIGHT
West winds 15 knots. Seas 2
to 4 feet. Inland waters a mod-
erate chop. Isolated showers.
MONDAY
North winds 15 knots. Seas
2 to 3 feet. Inland waters a
moderate chop.
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MONDAY NIGHT
Southeast winds 10 to 15
knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Inland
waters a light chop.


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Vedra Blue
Angles team
placed second
in the U-9 rec
division of the
Apopka 3v3
soccer tourna-
ment played
Dec. 15. All of
the Ponte
Vedra players
are on the local
U-9 develop-
mental team.
Pictured front
row from left:
Shannon
Matthaei, Sara
McKevitt,'
Sophie Lesher.
Back row:
Mackenzie
Frecks, Devon
Stepp, Kristen
Sandifer.


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

Christmas Sports Camps
A sports camp will take place at St.
Paul's School during the Christmas
break. Camp will take place in two
sessions: December 20-21 (cost is
$50) and Dec. 26-28 (cost is $75).
Campers will participate in team
sports and age-appropriate activities
like basketball, flag football, kick
ball, tag games and more. On
Friday, all campers will receive a T-
shirt, have pizza and go to Beach
Bowl for bowling.
For more information and an
application, visit -
beachesbasketball.com or phone
Tommy Hulihan at 349-2611.

Fitness Camps
Registration is now open for
Beach Girls Fitness, an outdoor fit-
ness program for women of all fit-


ness levels.
The fitness camp involves a total
body workout designed to help
women lose weight, gain energy and
boost self-esteem.
Camps take place Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays from 5:30
a.m. until 6:45 a.m.
For more information phone
Pushpa Duncklee at 403-9568. or
visit beachgirlsfitness.com.

Soccer
The Over Forty Soccer Club plays
at the San Pablo Fields (opposite
Fletcher High School) Sunday morn-
ings.
Contact John Goetz at 654-4832
or via e-mail at Hawkvalves@aol.com
for more information.

Wrestling
The Nease High wrestling team
defeated Florida Air Academy, 60-9,
on Wednesday and Florida School
for the Deaf and Blind (49-27) in the
second half of a dual meet.
In the first match, Panthers win-
ners included Christian D'AUesandro
(125 pounds) via forfeit; Chris
Sposito (135) via forfeit; Wesley
Smith (140) via forfeit; Teddy
Hughes (145) by pinfall in 5:44; *
Julian Synan (152) via forfeit.
Also, Mitch Eddy (160) by pin in
4:19; David Bell (171) by pin in 3:19;


Phil Mauro (103) by pin in 5:13; Mac
Walker (112) via forfeit; Jose Baez
(119) by pin in 4:18.
In the second match, Nease win-
ners included Alex Moye (135) via
pinfall; Eric Ketcham (140) via tech-
nical fall; Julian Synan (160) via pin;
Mitch Eddy (171) by pin.
Also, Phil Mauro (103) via deci-
sion; Zach Causey (112) by pin in
3:24; Dimitri Paspalaris (119) via
technical fall; Jose Baez (125) via for-
feit and Christian D'Allesandro (130)
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/Q question: Dr. Smith, a
Sfew weeks ago I dove
N for the basketball on
the cort, and landed hard on
my hand. Over the next few
days, I got this large bump on
the back of my wrist. What is
it, and what should I do about
it?

Answer: Most likely you
have developed a ganglion
cyst, a fluid filled sac that
forms directly from the joint
of your wrist, or occasionally
off the tendon sheath.
Ganglions can also occur on
the knee, elbow, fingers, or
just about any joint, but the
wrist is the most common
location. The backside of your
wrist is the most common
spot that they appear.
Many ganglions appear
without any known cause,
although trauma is an associ-
ated factor..
It is likely that the joint
capsule develops a weakness
or.a small tear through Which
the gel-like joint fluid escapes.
This fluid stays within a sac,
giving it the visual lump that
you describe, and it may feel
firm to the touch as well.
Ganglions are more com-
mon in women. They are
benign masses, that is, it is
not cancerous or anything to
worry about.
You only need to do some-
thing about it if it truly both-
ers you. Occasionally they will
spontaneously disappear, but
if it has been there for a few
months or so, it less likely to
resolve on its own.
Many people can have a
ganglion and have few if any
symptoms. Most however will
describe localized pain, and
some may have restriction of
motion.
They can become quite
large too, many reaching the
size of a large marble or
"jaw-breaker" candy.
Ganglions can typically be
diagnosed by examination
only, although x-rays are
often obtained as a screening.
Ganglions have a typical
feel, location, and history and
your primary doctor or sur-
geon has undoubtedly seen
many of these.
Occasionally a study such as
an ultrasound may be done if


GREGORY
SMITH, M.D.
CONTRIBUTOR


there is concern about the
mass' involvement with the
surrounding blood vessels. An
MRI is another helpful tool to
further study the mass if more
information is needed.
Patients will often report
that their lump gets larger or
smaller depending on how
much activity they do.
Early on, simply spliritinig
.the wrist may help lead to a
resolution.
"Aspiration," the medical
term for sticking a needle into
it, can also help eliminate the
cyst, but quite often it will
return. Most patients however
would prefer a needle before
signing up for a surgical


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removal.
Some are even willing to try
"The Bible method." This
involves taking a book and
simply smashing the cyst with
it.
Apparently this really hurts
so most don't try it more than
once. I must admit that I have
had patients ask me to do
this, but something about
going after them with a book
just doesn't seem right, so I
have never taken the opportu-
nity.
If non-operative treatment
fails, surgery is performed to
remove the cyst for those that
are bothered enough by them.
The procedure takes about 30
minutes, and is done on an
outpatient basis.


This column is written to dis-
cuss issues regarding sports,
medicine, and safety. It is not
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Boutique Unique Fashion
Show
Boutique Unique holds a
Holiday Gift Shopping
Fashion Show from 11:30
a.m.-l:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at
Ragtime Tavern. Call 241-
7877 for priority seating and
call Boutique Unique at 241-
7109 for information.

Santa at Golden Corral
Santa Claus and his elves
will be at the Beach
Boulevard Golden Corral
restaurant from 4-7 p.m. Dec.
21. Sized 5x7 photographs
willbe taken for a cost of $5.
All proceeds from the photo
sessions, and any donations
given, will be donated to the
Fletcher High Mock Trial
Team. The money will.assist
the team in its fundraising
effort to get to the high
school state mock trial finals
in early April in Orlando.

Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' classic
story, "A Christmas Carol,"
comes to life on the Florida
Theatre stage at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 21. For tickets, call 355-
2787.

Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus will parade
through the streets of
Neptune Beach, starting at
City Hall, 116 First Street, at
9 a.m. Dec. 22. If interested
in having him come by a
home, call Terry Klein at 270-
2400, extension 31.

Atlantic Beach Toy Drive
A children's party will be
held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Dec. 22 at Donner Park to
distribute gifts. collected
through the Atlantic Beach
Holiday Toy Drive. The drive
ended Dec. 20. Call 247-5828
for information.

Children's Chorus
Concert
The Concert Choir of the
Jacksonville Children's
Chorus and the First Coast
Ringers will be in concert at 7
p.m. Dec. 23 at Lakewood
'< Presbyterian Church, 2001
University Blvd. West.
Admission is free.

Gifting Wrapping for
Habitat
Aqua East is raising money
for a Habitat for Humanity
home in Atlantic Beach. The
Aqua East Surf Shops in
Jacksonville Beach and St.
Augustine Beach are offering
free gift wrapping Dec. 22-23
with any in-store purchase of
up to three items.. Aqua East
will encourage participants
to make contributions to the
Beaches Habitat for
Humanity for a home for
Theresa Hines and her chil-
dren. Aqua East Surf Shop
and the Forsyth Family will,
in turn, match all contribu-
tions up to $25,000 and
donate the proceeds to the
Hines' Habitat home in
memory of the late Sandy
Forsyth, founder of Aqua
East. For information about
Beaches Habitat for
Humanity or to make a dona-
tion; visit www.beacheshabi-
tat.org.

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

First Artist Member
Holiday Exhibition
The first Artist Member
Holiday Exhibition at the
Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach, 50 Executive
Way runs to Jan. 12. For
information, visit
www.ccpvb.org.

Snow and Ice in Forecast
The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre will be a
Winter Wonderland 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. and each night from 6-
10 p.m. It costs $8 to skate
and $2 to rent skates. Call
471-1965.


photo by JOAN MARCUS
In 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which runs today through Sunday at Jacksonville's Moran Theatre, six young
people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning
isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. For ticket details, call the FCCJ Artist Series at 632-3373.





JSO concerts fall by wayside


S FROM STAFF
S"Handcl's Messiah." a staple-
of the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra's holiday concerts,
and the .JSO's first
Mastersworks performances of
2008 are the latest victims of
stalled contract talks between
the Jacksonville Symphony
Association and a union that
represents musicians
employed by the symphony.
"Due to the current impasse
in contract negotiations
between the Jacksonville
Symphony Association and
the musicians' union, the JSA
has canceled its performance
of Handel's Messiah, sched-
uled for Saturday, Dec. 22, and
the Masterworks Series per-
formances Jan. 10-12," the JSA
said in a prepared statement.
Considered Handel's most
famous work and one of the
most popular works in west-
ern' choral' literature, the
"Messiah" performance fea-
tures the well-known


photos submitted
Chee Yun (violin) and Alisa Weilerstein (cello) were to per-
form in the Jan. 10-12 performances of "Sweet Firebird."


"Hallelujah" chorus.
The music of Stravinsky and
Brahams was set to highlight
the symphony's first
Masterworks performance of
the New Year "Sweet
Firebird."
Christopher Weiss was
scheduled to perform as the


voice of "the Unknown
Soldier." Chee Yun (violin)
and Alisa Weilerstein (cello)
were to be featured in Brahms'
double concerto for violin and
cello.
"The impasse in negotia-
tions between the JSA and the
musicians' union has resulted


Inspect chimney and fireplace


ool days and long
nights are the perfect
time of year for cozy-
ing up to the comfort of
wood fire.
But before you pile on the
wood and strike the season's
first match, there are a few
precautions you need to take.
SSince last season, your fire-
place and chimney have like-
ly endured more than a few
fires, soot buildup, and nor-
mal wear and tear.
For these reasons and
more, it's imperative to have
your chimney and fireplace
las well as other heating sys-
tenms inspected annually by
a professional.
SHowever, this doesn't mean
you should leave the entire
process up to the pro! There
are a few preliminary steps
you can take right now to
make sire your chimney is
prepped and ready for anoth-
er season.

Use Your Eyes
Start by conducting a once-
over of your own. Make a
note of any fissures or cracks
on your chimney and fire-
place. Yo~u want to first make
sure everything is in proper
working order.
Make sure the flue (the ver-
tical interior section of the
chimney that funnels smoke


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outside) is in proper working
order. Often smoke and cre-
osote can damage the flue,
over time, so use a flashlight
to get a close look to be sure
there are no cracks or other.
noticeable issues.
SBe aware that some flues
have bends in them, so you
may not be able to see all the
way to the top. Take a look at
the base of the flue to see
how much debris and soot
are there. But remember that
most of the activity in a
chimney occurs at the very
top and this is where the
greatest build up is likely to
occur.
Make sure your damper


functions correctly and
remind yourself how to
open and close it.
The exterior of your
chimney is extremely
important as well. If you
can't easily (or safely) access
the top of your chimney,
use a pair of binoculars to
do your inspection
You're looking to see if
there is a lot of debris
blocking the top of the
chimney. The crown is the
overlap portion at the top
of most masonry chimneys.
This is a prime location for
birds to nest. You'll want to
be sure this area is free of
any excess debris.
The spark arrestor is bom-
barded by wind, rain and
snow over the course of its
lifetime and often succumbs
to the abuse. If you see that
yours is damaged, this is
something you'll want to
have replaced immediately.
This is one of the few
things that keep sparks from
flying out of the flue and
onto your roof; it also pro-
tects the flue by keeping out
the elements.

Bringing in a Pro
This is an option that


See BE JANE, B-6


in a suspension of JSO con-
certs since mid-November,"
the JSA said.
"There is no one who wants
our musicians back on stage
more than our board, which
comprises the symphony's
most loyal and dedicated sup-
porters," JSA executive direc-
tor Alan Hopper said.
"We simply can't make
financial commitments that
are beyond our ability to fund.
Our first priority is to achieve
financial stability and sustain-
ability for this organization."
The JSA and the musicians'
union have been meeting
since the beginning of
September to negotiate terms
of a new contract. The parties
last held a bargaining session
on Dec. 14.
Symphony patrons can
receive the-latest information
on performance cancellations
by calling the ticket holder
hotline at 354-5547, or by vis-
iting jaxsymphony.org.


STEVE
BAILEY
REVIEWER

'Sweeney Todd'

is Sondheim

on razor's edge

came to "Sweeney Todd"
with a clean slate, as it
were. I'd never seen any of
the previous stage or screen
versions, and I'm generally '
adverse to the archly ironic
style of Broadway composer
Stephen Sondheim.
All of that said, I was thor-
oughly delighted by director
Tim Burton's version of the
story. As with Burton's best
work, it's moviemaking at its
Grand Guignol finest.
For those even more igno-
rant of the story than I am,
Johnny Depp plays the title
role, or should I say evolves
into it. Initially, his character
is named Benjamin Barker,
and he's a happily married".
father in Victorian London.
But an evil judge named
Turpin (Alan Rickman at:his
oil-slick smoothest) lusts after
Barker's wife. So he wrongly
sentences Barker to prison,
seduces and poisoningly:
induces Barker's wife, and
takes Barker's baby daughter as
his "charge," to await the day
when she is old enough to
marry him.
Fifteen years later, Barker
escapes from prison, returns to
London, and adopts the per-
sona of barber Sweeney Todd.
At first, he intends only upon
avenging Turpin. But he soon
discovers he has an other-bar-
berly way with a razor. And as
it happens, Todd's landlady
(Helena Bonham Carter), an
unsuccessful baker, could use
some fresh ingredients to sell
her pies.
Oh, and this is a musical,
too albeit the bloodiest
musical ever, with shot after
shot of Todd severing the
necks of bourgeois customers
whom he feels have it coming.
So why do I heartily recom-
mend such a gruesome holi-
day offering? For one thing,
the script (by John Logan, an
avid "Todd" buff) and Burton's
elegant direction take the
story its bare bones, with vivid
characterization and crisp


See TODD, B-4


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Players Community Senior
Center
The Players Community
Senior Center, 175 Landrum
Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach, will
be closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and
Jan. 1' in observance of the
Christmas and New Year's hol-
idays. On Dec. 27, a New Year's
Party is scheduled at the cen-
ter. Also that day, a December
birthday celebration will be
held, complete with cake, ice
cream and a 50/50 drawing.
Barbara Sarvis teaches an art
class from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dec. 28. And beginning Jan. 7
and continuing each Monday
from 1-2 p.m, the center offers
a series of classes entitled
"Enjoyment of Music." Gerson
Yessin will be the instructor.
Yessin made his debut as a
pianist at the age of 17 with.
Arthur Fiedler and the Boston
Pops Orchestra. He has been a
soloist with a host of other
major orchestras. Call 280-
3233 for information.
COA Film Festival
A variety of films are offered
at the Coastal, Community
Center, 180 Marine St., St.
Augustine. All films are shown
on wide screen, with caption-
ing courtesy of the St. Johns
Cultural Council.


*Jan. 3 features an after-
noon matinee, "Bridge To
Terabithia," from 1-3:30 p.m.
The cost, $5 per person,
includes snacks and beverages.
*Jan. 16, dinner and a
movie, "Ratatouille," 4:30-7:30
p.m. $10 per person includes
dinner and beverages.


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*Feb. 7, afternoon matinee,
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person includes snacks and
beverages.
*Feb. 21, dinner and a
movie, "Blood Diamond," 4:30-
7:30 p.m. $10 per person
includes dinner and beverages.


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"Christmas Carole," a holiday musical, is staged at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m .
Saturday and noon Sunday through Dec. 23 at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre, 12000 Beach Blvd.
Tickets range from $39 to $46 for dinner and the show. Call 641-1211.


THEATRE NOTICES


"THE 25TH ANNUAL PUT-
NAM COUNTY SPELLING
BEE" The Tony Award-win-
ning musical comedy is per-
formed at 8 p.m. today, 2 p.m.
and 8 p.m. saturday and 1:30
p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday in the
Moran Theatre at the Times-
Union Center for the
Performing Arts, 300 W. Water
Street, Jacksonville. Tickets
range from $26 to $61. Call 632-
3373 for information.
"A CHRISTMAS CAROL".
-The perennial Christmas clas-
sic is performed at 7:30 p.m.
today at The'Florida Theatre,
128 E. Forsyth Street,
Jacksonville. Tickets are $23.50
and $38.50. Call 355-2787 for
information.
"THE TLLONIWAN" .
; iThis 'violent drama about* a,
writer wrongly accused of mur-
der is staged at 8 p.m. every
Friday and Saturday through
Dec. 23 at The Body Gallery of


BEACHES LIBRARY CHIL-
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Saturday Craft Surprise is
held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the
first Saturday of each month. A
new and easy craft is offered.
The Beaches Branch Library is
at 600 Third St., Neptune
Beach. Call 241-1141 for infor-
mation.
DECEMBER AT ADVEN-
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Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, has a variety of activi-
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Jacksonville Beach. Call 296-
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"THE FANTASTICKS" -
This musical is staged at 7:30
p.m. every Thursday, Friday and
Saturday through Jan. 12 at The
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission Avenue, St. Augustine.
Tickets are $25. Call 825-1164
for information.
"CHRISTMAS CAROLE"
This holiday musical is staged
at 8 p.m. every Tuesday through
Sunday and 11 a.m. every
Saturday and noon eyery
Sunday through Dec. 23 at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre,
12000.Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
Doors open two hours prior to
Scurain. Tickets range from ~39
t to $46 for dinner and the show.
Call 641-1212 for reservations.
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FOR THE KIDS

Adventure Landing offers a
daily special on attractions in
celebration of the holidays.
*Gator Bowl Meet and Greet:
On Dec. 26 and 28, from 3-5
p.m., players from the teams
meeting in the Gator Bowl will
be competing at Adventure
Landing in miniature golf,
laser tag and go-karts.
*Noon Year's Eve Dec. 31:
From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., kids 12
and under can enjoy an All-U-
Can-Play go-karts, miniature
golf and laser tag for only $10
per person. At noon, in cele-
bration of the new year, all
kids can participate in a bal-
loon drop, and all balloons are
filled with prizes.


Williams' production "The
Night of the Iguana" will be
held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6
and 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at
the theater, 106 6th Street N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Roles are
available for eight men and six
women. Auditioners will read
cold from the script. Scripts are
available upon request. Call
249-0289 for information.
The ATLANTIC BEACH
EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
announces auditions for "Ladies
at the Alamo" by Paul Zindel
and directed by Celia Frank at 2
p.m. on Sat., Jan. 5 and 7 p.m.
on Mon., Jan 7.
The theatre is located in the
Adele Grage Cultural Center at
716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. Roles are available for
'fivewohen, ages '20 fthiough
70. 'Auditioners' willread. cold
from the script.
Scripts are available upon
request, Call 249-7177 for infor-
mation.


HOLIDAY ART CAMPS
A Holiday Art Camp and also
an Advanced Arts Workshop
will be held at the, Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. A
Holiday Arts Camp, for ages 4-
9, runs Dec. 26, 27 and/or Dec.
28 and also Jan. 2, 3 and/or
Jan. 4. Ornaments and pres-
ents will be created. Call 280-
0614 for times and costs.
Holiday Advanced Art
Workshops will be offered for
ages 10-14. 3D with artist Jesse
Nolan will be held held Dec.
26, 27 and/or Dec. 28, while
mixed media with Jo Sinclair
will be offered Jan. 2, 3 and/or
Jan. 4. For information, call
280-0614 or visit
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brations at several popular
locations around town.
The Jacksonville Museum
of Contemporary Art will be
presenting the "Santaland
Diaries" at 7:15 p.m. today
and Saturday. This is a hilari-
ous first-hand account of dis-
gruntled Crumpet, the Elf at
New York City's Macy's
Department Store.
Tickets are $15 for non-
Smembers and $12 for mem-
Sbers. Cafe Nola and the din-
ner package is $45 for non-
members and $40 for mem-
bers.
For reservations, call 366-
6911 ext. 208. The museum
is offering a 10 percent dis-
count to members on hand-
crafted gifts in the museum
shop through Christmas.
In a special gala concert
for the Health and Welfare
Fund of the Locked Out
Musicians of the Jacksonville
Symphony Players'
Association, 2007 Kennedy
Center Honorees Leon
Fleisher, pianist and conduc-
tor, with Katherine Jacobson
Fleisher, pianist, will perform
tonight at the University of
North Florida Fine Arts
Center.
Admission is free, but tax-
deductible donations are
appreciated. Enjoy Mozart
Concerto for two pianos -
Beethoven Symphony No. 5.
Tomorrow night, the
locked-out musicians of the
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra will present
Handel's Messiah at 7 p.m. at
Hendricks Avenue Baptist,
4001 Hendricks Ave.,
Jacksonville. Enjoy conduc-


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Lindsey Taulley, messo
Soprano Janet Rabe-Meyer,
tenor Bryce Westervewit and
baritone R. Hugh Patterson.
Bring a score and sing-a-
long.
Stay-at-homes can enjoy
the River City Band Quartet
with Marc Dickman, music
director, on First Coast News,
today at 7 p.m. with Joy
Purdy. The band will be play-
ing snippets of Christmas
music during the broadcast
and closing out the news
time period.
On Sunday; Dec. 23, the
Jacksonville Children's'
Chorus and the First Coast
Ringers will perform in con-
cert at 7 p.m. at Lakewood
Presbyterian Church, 2001
University Blvd. West,
Jacksonville. Admission is
free.
The Jacksonville Coalition
of the Visual Arts announced
its winter show will be held
at Players By The Sea theater.
The show will open with a
reception on Friday, Jan. 11,
from 6'to 8 p.m. John


Bunker will judge the show.
Members should bring art-
works to be judged on
Monday, Jan. 7, between 10
a.m. and 2 p.m.
The show will end Jan. 27,
and artists can pick up works
Jan. 28.between 10 a.m. and
noon at 106 6th St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach.
The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra will be having a
Holiday Arts Camp Dec. 26-
28. Camps are divided up
into age group for 4- to 9-
year-old children and older;
children 10 to 14. Call the
Center for information and
to register at 280-0614.
The current exhibit is a
juried show of members
works which will be on
exhibit through Jan. 12 at 50
Executive Way, Ponte Vedra
Beach.
* *
An art exhibit, "27 Reasons
for the Season," runs
through Jan. 6 at Ponte
Vedra-Presbyterian Church,
in the church's Bethel
Gallery. The exhibit,,which
features Shades of Grace
Artists, presents various
media. It's open from 9 a.m.-
5 p.m. Monday-Friday and
from 9-a.m.-12.p.m. Sunday.
Ponte Vedra Presbyerian is at
4510 Palm Valley Road. For :
information, call 285-8225.
* *
First Street Gallery
announced a new exhibit
being featured this month of
photography by Harra Hella.
"Natural Inspirations" fea-
tures coastal landscapes. The
gallery has a wide variety of
Christmas ornaments and
hand-made fabric items, clay
and glassworks at 216-B First
Street, Neptune'Beach. Call.
241-6928;


* *
Christmas is a time of giv-
ing and thanking. Our com-
munity can be thankful to
the generosity of Dolores
and Wayne Weaver, who pro-
vided the Weaver Academy
at the Cummer Museum of
Art.
Did you know the academy
provides art education to
hundreds of teachers and
thousands of students in
underserved schools in our
community?
The curriculum focuses on i
' teaching,,writ'ing and cliilCi
thinking skills using art Ilok-
ing and art making.
Another program provided
Sby the Cummer is the art
program for the blind at the
Florida School for the Deaf
and Blind in St. Augustine.
Museum educators conduct
outreach workshops at the
school throughout the year,
and students visit the
Cummer for interactive tours
of the galleries, gardens and
studios.
For a very different and
new experience, attend the
Tuesday Nights Live program
at the Cummer, which are
held the first Tuesday of
every month during the'
museum's. Free Tuesday hours
of 4 to 9 p.m.
Live music, gallery read-
ings and dialogues are pro-
vided.
Another new addition to
the museum is the Tree Cup
which offers tea, coffee and
light fare. Tea Cup is open
10 a:m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday
to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
Tuesday and noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday.
Merry Christmas and keep
painting, singing, acting and
enjoying the arts.
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More than 500 people attended the Dec. 7 opening for Celebrate Art at the Cutural Center: The First Artist Member Exhibition.
Dot Wilder and Justin Bowlus performed contemporary jazz selections, while The Twisted Martini and The Chef's Garden provided
beverages and hors d'hoervres. Sydney McKenna's oil painting, "Halo," was judged Best of Show by area artists Jay Shoots and
John Bunker. Forty-four other pieces of mixed media by area artists comprise the exhibition. Pictured above are (from left)
executive director Cindy Cooper, Doug Znider of Twisted Martini's, Best in Show winner Sydney McKenna, Kathy and Larry Orr and
gallery manager Jessica Ryals. (Above right) St. Augustine artist Sydney McKenna with the Best in Show oil painting, "Halo."


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in the Gothic melodrama "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." The film is rated R.


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Todd: Scenes of cannibalism

Cont. from B-1 gone. In its place is Todd's
plotting and timing. grisly dark confidence and
Of course, the actors con-, rationality of his murdering
tribute much as well. And ways the ultimate depiction
every last one of them of the maxim "Be careful what
including Sacha Baron Cohen, you wish for."
whose "Borat" business turned Its dark themes aside,
me off sing and act won- "Sweeney Todd" is the latest
derfully, taking some of the entry in an apparent renais-
sting off the movie's black- sance of the movie musical -
comedy ickiness. and justifiably so.
Johnny Depp, again, takes "Sweeney Todd" is rated R
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feyness of Burton/Depp col- lence and murder, and themes
laborations such as "Ed of cannibalism.
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With Christmas upon
us, what could be
better than a laugh-
able B-grade horror flick
along with a triple-header of
movies celebrating the Yule
spirit?
The answer: Very little, and
this week, Flicks can steer
you directly to them. First up
is."Mammoth," a 90-minute,
unrated film that's so bad,
it's actually comical!
Directed by Tim Cox
("Alien Lockdown")
"Mammoth" begins in a
sleepy Louisiana town.
A meteor slams into the
local Museum of Natural
History, whose chief attrac-
tion is a 40,000-year-old
woolly mammoth encased in
ice.


It isn't an ordinary meteor
- this one has the power to
bring the beast to life.
Somehow, federal agents
Leila Arcieri ("Death Toll")
and Marcus Lyle Brown
("Premonition") get wind of
the situation, and their boss
(an undefined government
entity) orders them to termi-
nate the rampaging beast.
Of course, the ancient ele-
phant won't lightly accept
such a fate, and he devastates
the town. Starring in
"Mammoth" are Vincent
Ventresca of TV's "Monk,"
Tom Skerritt and Summer
Glau.
The trailer can be viewed
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mmoth. Its 90 minutes plus
special features will cost less
than $20. For what you get,
it's worth the price!
If the Yule. spirit hasn't yet


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of Christmas Cheer," "The
Family Holiday" or
"Holidaze: The Christmas
that Almost'Didn't Happen"
surely will.
All products of Porchlight
Home Entertainment, in one
manner or another, these
$14.98 DVD's are charming.
"Holidaze" is a stop-
motion animated flick that
features Emily Osment
("Hannah Montana"), Brenda
Song and Cole and Dylan
Sprouse ("Suite Life of Zack
and Cody.") The major play-
ers encounter Cupid, the
Easter Bunny and others
while bringing you whole-
some family entertainment.
In "Family Holiday," Joey
(Dave Coulier of TV's "Full
House"), a lovable con artist,
must become a family man
before inheriting his uncle's
fortune. His antics are


adorable. "Family Holiday"
was written and directed by
veteran Craig Clyde of "Wild
Stallion" fame.
"A Tad of Christmas
Cheer" is somewhat different
from its siblings. In it, a 4-
year-old tadpole learns an
important life lesson
His family is having anoth-
er baby and that means
jealousy and sibling rivalry.
It's Christmas, though, and
instead of fostering family
strife, our hero learns a life
lesson. Not a bad flick, "A
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so new at this writing, its
credits hadn't yet been listed
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movies share.
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for updated information.
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December nights.


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Charlie Wilson's War. Rated
R. Fri.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.,
12:0, 2:25, 3:50, 4:40, 7:10,
7:40,.9:30, 10:00.
National Treasure: Book of
Secrets. Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs.,
11 a.m., 11:50 a.m., 12:35,
1:55, 3:40, 4:00, 4:50, 6:45,
7:15, 7:45, 9:40, 10:10, 10:40.
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P.S. I Love You. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:25, 4:00, 7:30,
10:20.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon
Barber of Fleet Street. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., Noon, 3:55, 7:25,
10:15.
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox
Story. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:50, 4:20, 7:45, 10:05.
Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Rated PG. Fri.-Thurs., 11:20
a.m., 12:10, 2:20, 2:45, 4:35,
5:05, 7:15, 7:45, 9:25, 9:55.
0**
I Am Legend. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 11:10 a.m., 12:15,
12:55, 2:30, 3:45, 4:30, 5:00,
6:50, 7:20, 7:50, 9:20, 9:50,
10:25.
The Golden Compass. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 12:30, 3:35,
7:00, 9:35.
August Rush. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:40, 4:10, 7:50,
10:30.
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JJ Grey and Mofro performs Dec. 28-30 at Freebird Live.


CONCERTS


JSO PLAYERS BENEFIT
Pianist, conductor and Kennedy Center honoree Leon Fleisher
and pianist Katherine Jacobson Fleisher perform a concert to ben-
efit the Jacksonville Symphony Players' Association at 7:30 p.m.
today at the University of North Florida's Fine Arts center, 4567
St. Johns Bluff Road S., Jacksonville. Call 620-2878 for informa-
tion.
CLASSICAL
CONCERT SERIES
A free classical music concert is presented at 7 p.m. on the first
Monday of each month at the plaza inside the Historic Cafe, 24
Cathedral Place, St. Augustine. Call 687-1403 for information.
TRUCKS & TEDESCHI
Bkues guitarists Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi perform at 8
p.m. Thursday at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth Street,
Jacksonville. Tickets are $38.50 and $48.50. Call 355-2'787 for
information.


Aromas Cigar, Wine &
Martini Bar, 880 A1A N., Ponte
Vedra Beach, 280-2525. Le
Monde Quartet plays Latin
music Tuesdays. The Jason
Anderson Group performs
every Thursday. Jose LeBron
and The LeMonde Quintet per-
form every Saturday.
The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. 904-249-
3338, Tonight DJ Jade spins old
wave and 80's retro from 10
p.m. to close. On the other side
DJ Infader plays hip hop and
Top 40 songs form 10 p.m. to
close.
Every Saturday DJ Marco
entertains with Top 40 and
dance tunes from 9 p.m. to 2
a.m. He is joined by DJ Wes
Reed spinning 80's, remixes and
mash-ups from 10 p.m. until
close.
Acoustic rock with Charlie
Walker, Funktion and Acme in
the main bar every Wednesday.
Thursday night is ladies night!
All ladies drink for free 10 p.m.
to 1 a.m. $2 Miller Light and $3
cocktails are offered while DJ
Infader and DJ Wes Reed spin
hip hop and retro. Happy Hour
is Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. with two-for-one
cocktails and $1 off all sushi
rolls in the newly opened sushi
bar. More information available
at www.the-atlantic.com and
www.myspace.com/atlanticjax.
Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246-
9874. DJs and female imperson-
ators weekly.
Brix Taphouse, 300 2nd
Street N., Jacksonville Beach,
Charlie Walker plays mellow
rock and music of the beach


from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. every
Sunday. Live music is per-
formed every Wednesday.
Bukkets Oceanfront features
live music from local artists
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every
Friday and Saturday.
Cap'n Odies, 2200 Mayport
Road, Atlantic Beach, 241-8848.
Live music from 9:30 p.m. to
1:30 a.m. today and Saturday.
Country night every Sunday.
Caribbee Key, 100 N 1st St.,
Neptune Beach, 270-8940, fea-
tures Matt Still'at 8 p.m. every
Tuesday, Charlie Walker at 10
p.m. every Thursday, Pili Pill
reggae every Friday and
Saturday and Jimmy Parrish &
the Ocean Waves every Sunday
at 3 p.m.
Culhanes Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach ,
249-9595, tonight the C5 Band
performs at 9:30 p.m. with a
Woodford Preserve drink spe-
.cial. Every Sunday Bobby Flynn
& Band perform traditional
irish music starting at 6 p.m.
Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub
& Restaurant, 333 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach, 242-9499.
Cloud Nine followed by Jimmy
Solari every Wednesday. Spade
McQuade plays every Sunday.
Fly's Tie, 177 E. Sailfish Dr.,
Atlantic Beach, 246-4293.
Songwriter's night with Seth
Ramsdill every Tuesday. Reggae
with Pili Pill every Wednesday.
The Wes Cobb Band is in
Thursday. Mystic Dino and the
420 Band are in Sundays.
- Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-BIRD.


Tonight The Mission Dolls
perform an all ages show.
Tickets available at the door.
Saturday, Dec. 22 The
Roadshow Killers perform along
with Ladyfish, Lyman and Sky
Harbor. The show is for all ages.
More ticket and more perform-
ance information is available at
www.freebirdlive.com.
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach, 249-
5181, Live performances all
weekend long with pint of the
night drink specials. More
information available on www.
lynchsirishpub.com
Mackenzie's Steakhouse,
100 Sawgrass Village, Ponte
Vedra Beach, 543-9143. Gene-
Nordan plays piano Tuesday
through Thursday nights. Don
Miniard plays Saturday.
Michael Howard plays Sunday.
Will Hurley performs Fridays
and Mondays.
Max's Restaurant, 1312
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
247-6820. John Evans plays the
piano every Friday and
Saturday.
Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
North, Jacksonville Beach.
Tonight and every Friday is
ladies night with no cover
charged. $3 Smirnoffs all night..
DJ Wes Reed spins hip hop,
dance, electro and remixes in
the OC Bliss room. DJ George
Torres spins your favorite Top
40 songs in the Tiki Bar.
Every Saturday the Infader
spins Top 40 music and Mash
Ups. Live music and UFC pay-
per-view in the OC liquor store.
$12 premium cocktail pitchers
and $15 premium L.I.T. pitchers


are offered. $2 Miller Lights all
night. NFL tickets are available
all day in the OC liquor store on
Sunday.
Enjoy industry standard
Sunday nights with: DJ Capone
spinning dance and live video
in the OC Bliss, Lonely spin-
ning rock & roll in the OC
liquor store and Pill Pili playing
live reggae oceanfront in the
Tiki Bar. $1 wells and $3 premi-
ums offered. More information
available at www.oceanclub-
jax.com.
Paco's Mexican Grill, 331 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach, 208-
5097, Live music is offered
every Friday and Saturday
beginning at 9:30 p.m. NFL arid
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Iron Horse a staple at White House, but not just for presidents


It is hard to think of Iron
Horse and not think of Joy
Sterling, whose first name
more aptly describes her per-
sonality than the name of her
winery.
As CEO of one of
California's most reputable
wine producers, Joy is a great
promoter of sparkling wine -
still the mainstay of this out-
standing California winery. A
graduate of Yale University,
she left a successful career in
television to join her family's
wine business in 1985 and has
been its number one sales-
woman since.
Iron Horse got national
recognition when its sparkling
wine was chosen for President
Reagan's toast to peace at his
first summit meeting with
Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva.
Perhaps that it was made in
"Russian River Valley" had
something to do with it. Since
this historical occasion, the
wine has remained a staple at
White House gatherings.
Of course, Iron Horse isn't
just for presidents. But it
shows that American-made
sparkling wine can be just as
good as French champagne.
Ms. Sterling believes Iron
Horse is making some of their
best wines ever, thanks to a
quality revolution that began


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TOM MARQUART
and PATRICK DARR
'The Wine Guys'

in the vineyards. Using prima-
rily estate-grown grapes, Iron
Horse has engaged in what
she calls "precision farming."
It's using the best farming
techniques organic or oth-
erwise that apply to a spe-
cific vineyard.
The vineyards are located in
the Green Valley of the
Russian River Valley. The cool-
ing fog of this region can pro-
duce 40-degree temperature
swings ideal for the
chardonnay and pinot noir
that go into the sparkling
wine.
Iron Horse's sparkling wines
have inched up in prices over
the years, so they aren't
cheap. But they are consis-


tently top-drawer wines for
any celebration or just to
break up a cold winter
Sunday.
Here are this year's
sparkling wine recommenda-
tions:
Iron Horse Classic Vintage
Brut 2001 ($36). Aged four
years on the yeast in the bot-
tle, this blend of pinot noir
(71 percent) and chardonnay
is rich with apple, cherry
notes and a creamy texture. It
is every bit as good as a brut
champagne.
Iron Horse Wedding Cuvee
2003 ($35). Made primarily
from pinot noir grapes, this
sparkling wine has more
weight and berry fruit but
with refined elegance. It is
Iron Horse's flagship sparkling
wine.
Iron Horse Russian Cuvee
2000 ($32). This is basically
the same as the brut but with
a sweeter dosage. You can
barely detect the residual
sugar, but the dosage rounds
off the wine and brings for-
ward the great fruit flavors.
This would be a great match
for Asian food or foie gras.
Schramsberg J. Schram
2000 ($90). This exotic
sparkling wine from another
of California's most reputable
producers is a blend of
chardonnay (80 percent) and


pinot noir. The rich notes of
creme brulee coats the palate
from start to finish. Pineapple
aromas, tropical fruit flavors
and long finish.
J Cuvee Non-Vintage Brut
($32). Citrus and yeast aromas
give way to apple and grape-
fruit flavors. Good complexity
for the price.
J Vintage Brut 1999 ($50).
If you want a big sparkling
wine with exotic, aged notes,
here it is. Toasted almond and
spice aromas with apple fla-
vors and creamy mouthfeel.
Blend of chardonnay (51 per-
cent), pinot noir and a bit of
pinot meunier. The wine was
aged for four years in the bot-
tle, disgorged in 2004 to
remove the sediments,
recorked with a new dosage
and then aged for another six
months before being released.
That's the effort that gives the
wine is richness and price.
J Vintage Brut Late-
Disgorged 1997 ($100). OK,
it's expensive. But how often
can you taste a 1997 sparkling
wine? The wine was aged six
years in the bottle, disgorged
and aged another year before
release. It has great balance,
biscuit aromas, full citrus fla-
vors with a hint of spice and a
creamy texture.
Argyle Brut 2002 ($25).
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Cont. From B-1
many do-it-yourselfers might
be reluctant about, but there
are those times when a pro is a
downright necessity.
Professional chimney inspec-
tors have years of experience
and know exactly what to look
for. A crack that looks some-
what innocent to the
untrained eye might be a clue
to a more significant issue. The
standard recommendation for
most homeowners is to have
your chimney inspected and/or
cleaned at least once a year,
especially in those areas where
weather conditions are prone
to affect the life span of your
chimney and its components.
That said, for those who use
their fireplaces somewhat spar-
ingly or live in relatively mild
climates, a bi-annual inspec-
tion is often enough.
Often a chimney sweep will
double as an inspector, but
either way when you're consid-
ering hiring a professional
there are a-feW things you'll .
want to take into considera-
tion.
To begin, what training does
the inspector have? Are they
certified to the job you're hir-
ing them for?
Make sure you get a clear
explanation of services and the
charges they will incur well
before you allow them to start
work. Remember, they work for
you, so you want to be in
charge of this situation and
know exactly what to expect.
What kind of insurance do
they have? Are they bonded?
Chimney inspectors of any
worth have full insurance and
are more than happy to share
this information with you to
assure you that you will not be
liable should they be injured
while on the job.
Lastly, you want to be sure
they have a valid list of refer-
ences. Don't just get the refer-
ences be sure you actually
contact them, too. Check with
your neighbors, friends and co-
workers.
Most importantly, make sure
you shadow the inspector as
they work. This is your oppor-
tunity to learn as much as you
can about your particular fire-
place. Many professionals are


more than happy to share
some basic tidbits with you to
help you understand ways to
get the most out of your chim-
ney and how to maintain it
year round.
For future reference, the best
time to bring in the pro is
toward the end of spring when
the weather starts to warm up
a bit. First off, you'll miss the
last minute rush in the fall to
get your chimney inspected
before you need it, and you'll
avoid that nasty smell of left-
over wood and ash that can fill
your home during the hot
summer months.
Other Useful Information
Besides investing in your
annual cleaning and inspec-
tion, keep in mind that the
type of wood burned in the
fireplace can drastically reduce
soot buildup in your fireplace.
When burned, sappier wood,
such as pine, emits a substance
called creosote that tends to
clog the flue and is the primary
Sculprit-behind most chimney -
fires.
It also helps if the wood is
completely dry. Open the
damper completely every time
you build a fire to prevent cre-
osote from sticking, and every
so often burn an anti-creosote
log, available at your grocery or
hardware store. This log
changes the consistency of cre-
osote buildup from a sticky to
a flaky substance.
Creosote also tends to smell,
and even a thorough cleaning
cannot guarantee elimination
of the odor. Pick up a chimney
deodorant. Yes, there is such a
thing!
Cleaning Basics: Getting
Down and Dirty
While we recommend hiring
a chimney sweep once a year,
that doesn't mean you are off
the hook completely. Ash tends
to build up on the floor of the
fireplace and should be swept
up or vacuumed when the pile
is more than a few inches high.
Before you do so, protect your
flooring and surrounding areas
by covering them, just in case
some of the ash blows off your
dustpan. (If you thought wine
was hard to get out of a white
carpet, wait until you experi-
ence fireplace soot.)


Use a dustpan for the big
pile of ash, and then vacuum
the rest (we suggest a shop vac,
since this is often a nasty job).
Dispose of the mess in the
garbage can, or you can toss it
in your compost pile if you
have one. Some fireplaces have
a hatch at the bottom where
you can push or relocate the
ash. There is an access door at
the exterior of the house where
you can remove the ash and
not spill any at the interior.
lane Tip: This may seem obvi-
ous, but only bum wood in your
fireplace! Never try to dispose of
wrapping paper or other garbage
by burning it. If you need to use
paper to start the fire, use news-
paper.
Besides removing the ash,
you can easily improve the
look of your fireplace with a
thorough cleaning. Not only
will this clean the fireplace, it
will take years of use off it.
Again, you will want to wear
old clothes and protective gear
-such as a dust mask and gog-.
gles (not safety glasses, as the
dust can often find its way
behind the lens), but this time,
add latex gloves to the shop-
ping list. Most masonry clean-
ers are harsh, and you don't '
want them to come in contact
with your skin.
Step 1
Cover the floor surrounding
the fireplace with plastic drop
cloths and tape them down to
make sure they stay in place.
Step 2
Remove any ash sitting in
the fireplace. Also, remove any
screens, pokers, or decorative
mementos on or around the
mantel and fireplace.
Step 3
There are a couple of differ-
ent routes you can take when
it comes to choosing a solvent.
First, try the tested-and-true
soap and water combination,
using a wire brush as a scrub-
ber.
For tougher stains, you may
want to buy some TSP (trisodi-
um phosphate). This solvent
will remove soot and grease
stains, but should be diluted
with water first. Read the direc-
tions for the exact cleaner-to-
water ratio and use latex gloves
and protective eye wear while


scrubbing away.
Muriatic acid, a very toxic
chemical agent used to unclog
drains ard clean masonry, is
another option to consider in
lieu of TSP. Again, read the
directions for how to dilute
muriatic acid (usually nine
parts water to one part muriat-
ic acid), and remember to pro-
tect yourself.
Place your cleaner and water
in a bucket of water and get
scrubbing. Most of the soot
and stains should lift pretty
easily, but face it: There may be
a couple of stubborn spots that
simply won't come up. Don't
fret. The final product will
make up for a few lingering
stains here and there.
Once the fireplace is clean,
ultra-ambitious Janes may
want to consider painting the
fireplace, especially if it is a
dated red brick. Masonry paint
can be purchased at your local
hardware store or online and is
relatively easy to apply.
Let it Bum!
Even though you won't be
able to see the results of your
new,.spotless (well, maybe not
spotless) chimney, the reward
far outweighs the effort. With
your chimney swept and your
mind at ease, you can enjoy
fires all season long. Now, have
that faux bearskin rug dry
cleaned, stock up on wood and
nestle in for the winter ahead.
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Friday
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
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mation about the club or to join, contact Jack
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jmorison@jaxbeachexchangeclub.com.

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

Saturday
Adopt-A-Rescued-Kitty: Kittens and cats
that have been veterinarian-checked and test-
ed, and that have shots and been neutered,
are available for adoption from 12-6 p.m. at
PetCo at Atlantic and Kernan boulevards.

Lupus Support.Group: Monthly lupus sup-
port group meetings will be held Jan. 12 and
Feb. 16. All meetings will run from 1:30-3


p.m. For information, contact Nancy or
Glenn Asbell at asbells@bellsouth.net or call
the support group at 904-384-3009 and leave
a message. The call will be returned.

Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters
Anonymous meets at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday
at Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra
Beach. For information, call 632-9301.

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

Sunday
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an introductory meditation class, is offered
from 1-2 p.m. at Cobalt Moon Center, Sky
Studio, 217 First St., Neptune Beach. Taught
by instructor Carol Lutker, the class teaches
methods of breathing meditation to help
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When her owners return home from work or just a short
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When you must be away
from home and don't want
to leave your pet in a board-
ing kennel, who takes care of
your pet? Consider' hiring a
"pet sitter" a professional,
qualified individual paid to
care for your pet.
Start with a recommenda-
tion from a friend, neighbor,
veterinarian, humane socie-
ty, or dog trainer. Check the
Yellow Pages under "Pet
Sitting Services." You can
also. contact the National
Association of Professional
Pet Sitters (800-296-PETS) or
Pet Sitters International
(336-983-9222) for a referral.
Before selecting a pet sit-
ter, interview the candidates.
Find out the following:
What training has the
pet sitter received?
Will the pet sitter record
notes about your pet, such
as his likes, dislikes, fears,
habits, medical conditions,
.medications, and routines?
Is the pet sitter .associat-
ed.with a veterinarian who
can provide emergency serv-
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What will happen if the
pet sitter experiences car
trouble or becomes ill? Does
she have a backup?
How does your pet sitter
make sure that you have
returned home?
Will the pet sitter pro-
.vide you with the phone
numbers of other clients
who have agreed to serve as
references?
Even if you like what you
hear from the pet sitter and
from her references, it's
important to have the
prospective pet sitter come
to your home to meet your
pet before actually hiring
her for a pet-sitting job. If
this visit goes well, start.by
hiring the pet sitter to care
for your pet during a short
trip, such as a weekend
excursion. That way, you
can work out any problems
before leaving your beloved
pet in the pet sitter's care for
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Decorating with a New World style


December 21, 2007


The New World look will
also feature a greater use of
texture. Whereas Old World
design might employ heavy
fabrics like velvet, a New
World look would use a
smooth, shiny fabric paired
with a velvet trim or pattern.
Throw pillows are some of
the first decorator accessories
that have this look. Many
now have a traditional


damask pattern that's been
enlarged and raised in velvet
against a shiny, metallic-style
fabric and then trimmed with
crystals.
The blending of these old
and new elements has flair
and creates a certain drama
that isn't over-dramatic. The
shine cones from glass in
New World style and glimmer
comes from metals. Metals


shouldn't be highly polished,
but instead have a soft glow
and weathered patina. Glass
should be perfectly clear for
this look, though.
The New World look will
grow more popular and
become a new design standard
like the Mediterranean,
Provencal or other design
styles. The world, is moving
forward and design is going


with it. The New World is a
style that uses both Old World
design influences and mixes
with it contemporary influ-
ences to create its own unique
style that says both the past
and the future are equally
important. This new design
style will also help us to create
rooms and d&cor that give ,.
equal footing to both past and
future and will reflect how


decorative living looks now.
Kathryn Weber is a home and
decorating columnist who pub-
lishes the Real Home E-Zine.
For more information, go to
www.kathryn-weber.com or
email questions to.
Kathryn@kathryn-weber.com or
write to her at P.O. Box 531,.
Cuero, Texas 77954. For a per-
sonal reply, include your email
address or a SASE.


KATHRYN WEBER
HOME COLUMNIST


Clean, elegant, tradition-
al, modern, rich, tex-
tured. These are all
adjectives that describe a new
decorating style that's emerg-
ing. I call it New World
because it looks like Old
World designs but has several ,
contemporary twists in color t
and elements.
We'll be seeing more of this
kind of style in the future as
the world comes to terms with
both our decorating past and
future and translates that rec-
onciliation into a home
design that is decidedly today.
European influence
Design continues to-be
influenced by Europe and will
continue as the European
Union becomes more unified
and the Euro gains in strength
as it has been doing in the
past few years. We'll see more
designs leaning heavily
toward Old World trends of
heavy fabrics, carvings, reliefs,
and the use of stone. These
are all traditional and
European-inspired. They'll be
blended with an increased use
of metals and, in particular,
metal-blends.
Metal blends will mix types
and colors of metals to give
gold, silver and copper a new
look. A mix of gold and cop-
per will create the look of
"gopper" and silver and iron
will create "siron." Old styles
will take on more significance
and meaning and not be seen
just as old, but as everlasting
and classical when juxtaposed
against the glimmer of con-
temporary accents.
Future forward
The look of the future has
often been translated into
looks that shine and glimmer.
Clear glass fits that bill per-
fectly and glass accessories
will proliferate. Color will,
change, too. An increase in
light colors paired with darker
ones and'all balanced with
glass and glimmer will create
a new look that's comfortably
classic, yet fresh and updated.
Light colors that combine
with metals will .also become
more prominent.
Silver- and gold-infused col-
ors, such as silvery sage and
golden reds, will help keep
the traditional updated with
modem flair. Glass elements
will become more prominent
in decorating and will lighten
up the heaviness of the Old
World elements that are visu-
ally weighty.

Create the New
World look
When you're ready to create
a New World look, start with
color. Look for a pairing of
metals and metal-influences.
The metals should have an
aged quality about them.
Fabrics should be rich and
employ traditional patterns
used in a fresh way, such as
enlarged prints from classical
patterns like damask.


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Vacant land
512 Marshview'Dr. 'westerly
view of the Intracoastal $385,000
Pine Island Dr. easterly view of
the Intracoastal $265,000
St. Augustine 2 lots located on
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Office Space
1927 Rogero Road
MLS #407887 $187,500

515 Penman Rd Jacksonville
Beach, 3/2 Large Kitchen and
Laundry Room Ready. to move
in MLS #376039 $270,000
142 Solona Cay 2/2 on Lake
MLS #404922 $225,000
123 Ocean Course Dr, Ponte
Vedra On PV Ocean Course Golf
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lots in addition to house
MLS #391326 $1,900,000
1201, Ruth Ave, Jacksonville
Beach .Oversized.corner lot
MLS #391325 $245,500
1906 St.'Johns Bluff Rd
3/1 on large corner lot
MLS #404937 $197,500
70A Dolphin Blvd, Ponte Vedra
2/2, with Bonus room Move in
today MLS #408429 $255,900


GUANA PRESERVE Lot, cleared 1/2
acre with 10,000 acre backyard. Giant
oaks and magnolias. Magnolia Hammock
water and sewer. 1257 Neck Rd.
$395,000. (904)285-4545.


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


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BEACHES*ICW* SS* JAX
BEST DEAL IN.TOWN
HARBOUR SPRINGS
LG 3/2, off Girvin. Pretty home on lake. Lg
screened lanai.$210,000.
MONUMENT OAKS
4/2, story, lots of space including Florida
mrom, Ig stone fireplace Nice lot.
2;238,000 ..
NOTTINGHAM HARBOR- REDUCED
4/2 pool home One onner, home lovingly
maintained in great location. Great in-
ground pool-w/ screened cover. Tons of
upgrades. $284,900.
STERLING RIDGE
Brand new- kitchen, flooring, paint, too
much to list. 3/2, 2 car gar. on huge lot.
Parking avail, for boat/ RV. $214,900.
COBBLESTONE
Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
ing, den & lanai. Fenced yard w/ view of
lak. All tile throughout. dJust Reduced to
$229,500. 1 .'.
SANDALWOOD
3/2 lovely manufactured home on nice lot;
A steal for the price, won't last at $89,900.

3/2, approx. 1350sf, all remodeled, like
new inside. Must see! Only 175,000.
DAMES PT AREA
VICTORIA LAKES
Almost 3000sf, 4/2.5, gorgeous home. Be-
ing sold at short sale, $267,000. Call for
info.
BONAPARTE LANDING
Newer home, beautiful 3/2, open plan.
Priced to sell quick at $210,000.
SHIRLEY OAKS
5/3, built in 2004, beautiful spacious
home. Many upgrades. $274,000.
MORE HOMES/GREAT DEALS
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY....
CALL HOME FINDER REALTY
221-1711 OR 241-5501


ATLANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet cul-
de-sac. Great location. Priced to sell. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $289,000
PONTE VEDRA BEACH 2/2 Seahawk Condo. Pool, tennis courts. Great location. $202,500
MAYPORT IANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', new carpet. Nr Mayport Naval Station. $114,900

FOR RENT
AVYPORT lANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', upgrades, new carpet. $725 rtth
ATIANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet
cul-de-sac. Great location. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $1,375 mth
HIDDEN COVE 3/2 1542sq' home. Near Mayport Naval Station. Small pets Ok $1,175 mth

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ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage. NeW: roof, appliances, carpet, paint
tile.& A/C. Great location to the Beaches
and JTB. $244,000. 759-2349.


-VILANO BEACH, FSBO, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage. 1 block to beach Large fenced yard.
(WOW) Only i$284,000(904)228-7630.
S 8am to 7pm. '
NEPTUNE BEACH, FSBO- 5BR/3BA. By
appointment 'only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.
S(904)866-8720.


BEACH TOWNHOUSE
Rare find, 3BR/2BA, garage, low associa-
tion fees for yard & pool, $199,900. Kay
Hewings, Magnolia Properties, (904)553-
5019,.
42- SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. home,
with 3BR/2BA' New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $269,900. Call
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SPONTE VEDRA BEACH *
Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
porch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
$199,900. Possible lease purchase. All
closing costs paid. Call June @ 994-3608,
Remax Advantage.

MARSHFRONT JAX BCH
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.
246-5162.
ATLANTIC BEACH, CUTE 3/2 w/pool, pri-
vacy fence. $400,000, 376 Seminole Rd.,
613-6199.


FSBO PONTE VEDRA, Odoms Mill,
5BR/4BA, Beautiful ,executive home,
oversized 2 car garage, hol tub, swimming-
pool MLSL-:393567 c629 900 (904)307-
3629.


S MOVE INEADY EXCEPTIONAL JAX BEACH CONDO
MIS#4028874BR/2BAonlglotw/new MLS# 405599 Excellent location ultra
paint, carpet, AC (05) roof (11/03), and convenient, upgrades 3BR/2BA, crown
patio. $244,850 241-2417 molding, concreteblock. $484,900285-1800
(1EAI BEACH ALOClAION! OCEANS EDGE REDUCED
MLS# 401585 Walk to the beach. 3/3 MLS# 363860 2BR/2BA condo, close to
condo in secured bldg, dedicated covered clubhouse, pool, beach, & restaurants. Open
parking &many amenities! Call formore floor planw/many upgrades. Great water
details! $699,000 241-2417' view! $348,500 285-1800
OCEANVIEWS! WA RONT QUEENS HARBOUR
MIS# 403350Arare find in S. JaxBch. MIS# 355512 Custom built Frank Gamel
a me n thist andahome, incredible 6BR/6.5BA, game&media
Build your dream home on this lot and a rms, sd lanai, heated salt-water pool/spa &
half. Owner financing available. $688,700 40dockw/skilift.Locatedontheharborclose
241-2417 to the lock, it provides easy access to the
BARGAIN INOCEAN GROVEl Intracoastal. $2,500,000 285-1800
MLS# 401339 1st floor, 2/2 condo, JACKSONVIE BEACH CONDO
excellent condition, 2 patios, great MIS# 379137 Very nice side balcony 1BR/
amenities. $169,000 241-2417 IBAcomer unit. Completely renovated, large
SRMODELED HOME bedroom, walk-in closet, coveredpatio, ocean
IN AjIANIC BEACH & pool views, 2reservedparking spaces, great
MLS# 387797 3BR/2BA, 1 yr. old roof, weekend getaway or rental & lowest condo
updated kitchen w/newer appliances, re- fee on beach. $345,000 285-1800
plumbed, large lot w/shed. $187,900 SEAHAWK CONDO
241-2417 M. MS# 396462 Priced to sell-move in ready.
BFAM UL ANDSCAPIN1' 2BR/2BA, fireplace, 1 car garage, ground
MLS#378625 New Brazilianhardwood level, no one above, overlooks woods.
flooring, hot tub, outdoor shower, screened $178,000285-1800
lanai, move-in ready! $439,900241-2417 DESIGNER BEACH COTM0lE!
'.105 Ir OF OCEAlR F MIS# 390909 ICW marshes, 2BR/2BA +
S# 393264 -are opportunity to N office, 2-car garage, wood deck, community
pool & beach cabana. $444,900 285-1800
105x150 ft of oceanfront in Old Atlantic p "
Beach. Allblockoceanfront pool, fully re- PONIt E VE A PIN
modeled kitchen, granite countertops, SS MLS# 394990 elegant & understated 4,706
appliances. $2,750,000 241-2417 SF5BR/4.5BA, fabulous 1.6 acrelotw/private
natural lake & preserve. Owner/Agent.
OCEAN GROVE $1,199,000 285-1800
MIS# 395083 2nd story unit overlooking SEASIDE BEAUIMI
lake. 2BR/2BA, upgraded fixtures/fans, MIS# 391145 Walk to beach, 4BR/3BA,
appliances,&garage. $179,900241-2417 large open kitchen, family room, large
DISCOVER lITE MAOIC screened lanai, 3-car garage. Owner/Agent
MIS# 367872 Panoramic ocean views. $499,800 285-1800
Extensively pgraed.Main+guesthouse. SUMMER HOUSE CONDO
S7BR/5BA2.ialf:BA. 3 car gar. 5600 SE MLS#379021PricedtoSell!2BR/2BAunit
Pool, spa, waterfall. Designer kit. on lake w/fountain, fully remodeled never
Luxurious Imstr suite. $4,567,000 occupied, 1-story end unit in resort-style
241-2417 community near beach, vaulted ceilings, FE
2 HOUSES FROM i OCEAN! secluded & gatedcourtyardenaty, scmdlanai,
MLS# 396613 Wonderful 4BR/2.5BA storage & amenities. $279,900 285-1800
beachhomew/hugekit,tileon Istfl,wood REDUCED! PIANAIONOAK
firs on 2nd. Large master w/his/hers CA MIS# 395507 Brick 4BR/4BA, 3,574 SF,
closets. Lanai overlooks heated pool/spa lots of windows, huge FR w/FP & built-ins,
& ocean breezes. $944,900 241-2417 open floor plan, preserve lot. $795,000
OCEANVIEWIN AAN BEACH! 285-1800
MLS# 299269 Lovely architecturally KING & BEAR
designed4BR/3.5BA,3500SFhomewith MIS#4035984BR/2BA,landscapedcomer.
wrap around porches, separate suite lot, FRAtchencombo,MBRincludesjacuzzi
entrance, artist studio, office,balcony, adj bath, screened lanai overlooks lake, numerous
lot available. $1,595,000 241-2417 upgrades. $429,500 285-1800
NOTIIUNG SPAREDI PONIE VEDRA BEACH
NO IN SPARED SEASIDE
MIS# 369655 Best of everything in this MLS# 373955 Outstanding 4BR/2BA,
4BR/4BA poolhome on the marsh! 4360 formal LR & DR, kitchen open to FR w/
SF w/granite imported tile, summer marble FP open patio, one of largest yards
kitchen, custom cab, light, trim & mature backs to tranquil setting, community pool,
landscaping A nust see! $1,695,000 tennis courts, RV parking & private beach
241-2417 access. $430,000 285-1800
Independently owned and operated

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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

AFFORDABLE
ATLANTIC BEACH
3BR/2BA townhouse, i 400sf. mini condi-
tion; financing 'available regardless of
credit. Zero money down. Zero points/
closing. Payments, $920/mo. includes
mortgage, taxes, & insurance. $159,900.
Will co-op. Call 333-4641.


SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
tdwnhome, end unit, gated community.
$141,900, 994-0016, 434-7219.
*'
,EXCLUSIVE ATL. BCH POOL HOME.
4BR/3BA builders custom home. 2985sf,
formal office, dining room & master suite,
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig sci. lanai.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk
to the beach from thisquiet cul-de-sac
home in newer neighborhood. Will consid-
er lease purchase. $699,000. 4% co-op.,
514-1090.
*


"ELEGANT BEACH"
Exceptional Frank Gamel custom 4/4 pool hm, I min. w alk to ocean in
"The Grove" of Ponte Vedra. Exquisite derails rhru-out. Scored cone.
firs. 12' cels. elite gran./ss kit opens to Irg. GR & tropical pool/gardens.
Priv. Bonus/Gsl. Qtrs. up. 3390 sq. ft. of stunning style, space & sun-
shine A breath-taking blend of classic elegance & gracious hospitality.
Offered at $829.000.


.,:R Call Rosemary Niaughton
904-568-1523
S"SheS KnOWS the beaches!"


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A REAL JEWELBOX
This :plantation garden
home is loaded Teak
floors throughout, chefs
kitchen, granite, stainless
steel, wine chiller & morel
3BR/3BA. $629,500.
Mandy Seckinger
OCEANFRONT
Private 59' porch, glass
doors to the LR and BRs.
Bright, well kept, 2BR
condo partially furnished.
Many new features +
ocean views. $619,000.
Howard Batten
PLANTATION OAKS
Custom home on lagoon
lot with large rooms,
volume ceilings & walls of
windows Main house
4BR/4.5BA plus 1BR/1BA
guest apt. Pool/spa.
$1,239,000. Susan Fort
75' OCEANFRONT LOT
Prime oceanfront lot in
South Ponte Vedral Build
your dream home and
never miss a sunrise again!
The adjoining lot available
to create a 150' frontage.
$899,000. David Darch
Snlru4 REDOOLDO PV
Beautiful renovation 4/5BR,
3.5BA. Chefs kitchen,
wood floors, dramatic
lighting, large yard on golf
course. Close to clubs,
move-inready. $1.450,000.
Else Bourne
AN EXEMPLARY HOME
Florida living at its finest!
Custom interior finishes,
4BR/5BA, covered lanai,
screened p6ol & spa.
Private dock, access to the
ICW. $1,191,000. Gypsy
Alexander- Judy Smith
SANDY OAKS
Well kept home on large,
shaded lot In the "heart" of
PVB. Library, shopping,
dining and banking all next
door to the neighborhood
of just 51 homes
$375,000. Susan Fort
BEACH CLUB
Fully furnished, beautiful
second floor villa with
vaulted ceilings and private
balcony. Offers privacy
and proximity to ocean!
Strong rental, history.
$257,500. Joan Swanson


PERFECT PV LOCATION
5BR/5.5BA under cons-
truction In Belvedere Placel
5,376sf, high end designer
finishes plus elevator On
large cul-de-sac backs up
to preserve. $1,375.000.
Michelle Floyd
INCREDIBLE IBIS POINT
Spacious 4 bedrooms, 2
bathroom home located
just over the Intracoastal
Waterway. Fenced in yard
overlooking lake. Marble
FP, bamboo floors, 2CG.
$325,000; David Darch
OLD PALM VALLEY
Brick home on beautiful
comer lot near the
playground. Has what you
need to feel right at home.
Granite tops, crown
molding and more.
$569,000. Peyton Stockton
BAHAMASORJAXBEACH?
4BR/4BA Caribbean style
cottage offers 2CG and
separate apartment. Gran-
ite, fossil stone cntre, stone
floors, Plantation shutters.
$1,095,000. Gypsy
Alexander- Judy Smith
-TRULY MAGNIFICENT
The approach to this pool
home suggests the beauty
of its interior A boaters
dream on ICW. Covered
boat dock & bulkhead.
4BR/5.5BA, 4-car -garage.
$2,999,500. Clara Sigmon
JUIUNGONWA1TEFRONT
Property consists of two
beautiful 100' wide lots on
canal to Julington Creek.
3BR/2BA home on lot.
Build your dream house on
this great location.
$600,000. Chuck Lee
HALFBLOCKTO THE BEACH
Eastern exposure, new
bulkhead. 3BR/2.5BA,
Brazilian cherry floors,
fabulous kitchen. Outdoor
fireplace. Stroll to Lodge &
Club. $1,349,000. Kim
Martin-Fisher
EXECUTIVE STUDIO
In Sawgrass Beach Club.
1BR/IBA, fumished. Great
for guests, in-laws,
business travelers or
vacation rental. Perfect
price and location!
$257,000. Else Bourne


ACQUILUS PENTHOUSE
Unparalleled luxury In this
4BR/3.5BA penthouse
Every .room adorned
outstanding designer
finishes. 65ft terrace with
ocean views. $2,599,000.
Michelle Floyd
GOLF COURSE VIEWS
Delightful 3BR/2BA home
in Jax Golf & CC. Enjoy
golf views from a screened
lanai. Large kitchen w/42"
cabinets, Corian tops, 18"
tile floors, newer carpet.
$449,000.Mandy Seckinger
DREAMSDOCOMETRU5E
5BR/6BA custom home
with Mediterranean flair.
Chefs kitchen, spa like
pool area with summer kit.,
gas FP, covered lanai. So
many upgrades
$1,450,000. Patti Martin
OCEANFRONtSJAXBEACH
Re-built in 2003 & en-
hanced with granites, tiles,
stone and unique mosaics.
Large yard, 2 floor ocean
room & balcony.
4BR/4.5BA, $3,150,000.
Jayne Hoffman
EAST OF A1A
Walk/bike to ocean. Trad-
itional home, vaulted cigs,
open floor plan, bright
kitchen, family room w/FP.
3BR/2.SBA. 1" floor MB.
Greaf neighborhood.
$498,000. Olivil Seamen
OLD PONTE VEDRA
"One-of-a-kind" home on
lagoon lot. Main home is
3BR/2.5BA, with attached
guest house over 900sf,
1BR/1BA with private
entry. Pool, 3CG.
$1,599,000. Susan Fort
OCEAN VIEW
Deeded beach access &
marsh views. 2-story
condo, 2BR/2.5BA, 1CG,
CB const. New roof & ext.
paint. Furnished & ready
$425,000. Judy Smith &
Gypsy Alexander
PLAYERS CLUB HOME
In Cypress Bridge, filled w/
designer touches! Gor-
geous wood firs, up-to-date
kitchen w/granlte o-tops &
stainless applcsl Spacious
porch & huge yard!
$569,000. Michelle Floyd


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AT MAYO, 3/2/2, 1600sf, $249,000. Bring
all offers. Independent Brokers & Associ-
ates Inc. 247-4333 or 710-3111.
ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
FSBO, SAWGRASS, SFH, 2BR/2BA,
$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
nets, carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.
(904)463-0505.


3BR/1BA, 1100SF., w/back deck, new
kitchen, bathroom, completely remodeled
in 2005. Tile and berber thru-out. 541 Mar-
garet St. in beautiful Neptune Beach.
Just 5 blocks to ocean! $310,000.
(904)477-1712.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets,
249,900, 655-5990.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 5 blocks to beach.
Call for details. $329,900. (904)219-1276.


ATLANTIC BEACH, 281 Pine St., 1500
sqft., 3/2, 1car garage, fenced yard, stone
fireplace, 2 decks, new roof, new siding,
screened porch, new plumbing. 5 blocks
to ocean. $359,900. (904)759-8860.
JAX BEACH 3212 Antigua Dr, Ocean Cay
development. Immaculate, 4BR/3BA,
many upgrades, You can walk to the
beach. 904-891-2136, 904-254-0122.
SACRIFICE! WATERFRONT, Intracoast-
al, Ponte Vedra. Cute 3BR/2BA, dock,
fabulous tree cover. $795,000. Broker/
Owner (904)535-9915.





806-A 3rd St. Neptune Beach
WATERFRONT LOTS
Neptune Beach Lots w/Dock
permits in hand. From
$679,000
INTRACOASTAL LOTS
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000
INTERIOR HOMESITES
3 New Subdivisions at the
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Sherri Beno 651-1830 owner/agent
Impeccable hospitality near ICW Huge GR/
Kit. 3/2.5 + loft $349,900
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Renov., 1 blk to bch, fpl., new ac, + pool
2/2 $250,000
Sherri Beno 651-1830
Remodeled Town Home 1/2 blk to Ocean
3/2.5 $549,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Selva Marna 1/2 acre lot w/ home 3/2.5.
$799,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Almost new 2 blks to bch. Reduced 4/2.5
$749,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Half acre completely remodeled home 4/2.5
$899,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
New constr. Twnhm, rf top terr. w/ocean vws
Rent 3500 mo. 4/4.5 $1,199,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821.
Steps to the beach, park and school! 3/2.5
$339,900
Seth Kimball 270-0210
Vacant Lot- comm. and or res. $89,000
Kevin Folson 612-1191
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Brick, home w/POOL &'Spa. huge'lot-great'
loc. 3/2 $239,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Great starter or investment off Beach blvd.
3/1 $89,900
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Renovated brick home on large lot w/fenced
yd. 3/2 $179,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
Townhome, scr. patio, wooded, gar. end,
no fees! 3/2.5 $139,900
Sherri Beno 651-1830


Diane barr 234-9997
Great bch bungalow on corner lot 2/1
$235,000
Kevin Folsom 612-1191
Best price 3br end unit! Well maintained
w/pride! 3/2 $204,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058
Vacant corner lot,1/2 blk to Ocean
$450,000
*Margi Petitt 571-9821
Nice 2 sty near bch., priv. Bkyd, redhot
seller! 3/3 + bonus $360,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Neat twnhm near bch., high ceils, no fees!
2/2.5 $349,000
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Queens Harbour, new constr., pool/spa....
5/5.5 Sale 1,389,000 or Rent 5000mo.
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Spacious, cul de sac, fenced yd, mint
cond., exc. Loc. $259,900
Margi Petitt 571-9821
Great location and move in ready!! 3/2
$299,900
San Mahallngam 327-3329
Queens Hrbr Mediterranean w/POOL &
Spa on Marsh! 5/6 $1,274,900
Amy Wilson 955-0700
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- -Jan Fowler-294-4766
Pool Home, Reduced, Almost new 4/4
$499,000
Margi Petitt 571-9821
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Like new & move in readyl Neutral, blk
appl's,maple cab's 2/2 $143,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058


Completely renovated duplex, 1 blk. To


CaraAmeer 635-7058
Summerhse! Golfview twnhme,end unit, 5-
star amen.'s 2/2 $199,800
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Villas at Marsh Landing wooded & golf vw's
+ gar 2/2 $198,800
Diane Barr 234-9997
Villas at Marsh Landing lowest price! Grnd
fl,scrnd lanai 1/1 $124,900
Donna Sandiford 386-5800
Reduced 50K below all others!
Summerhouse Est of AIA 3/2 $309,000
Kelly Hobbs 993-3803
Summerhouse wtrfrnt bungalow, elite
details! 2/2 $309,900 -"
Rosemary Naughton 568-1523
Ocean Front condo, walk to Sawgrass bch
club 1/2 $599,500
John Capriccioso 228-3143
Sawgrass PC twn hm, master dwnstrs
2/2.5 Sale $269,000 Rent'1650mo.
Margi Petitt 571-9821
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Stonebridge Condo grand. Fl. on the lake 3/2
$149,800
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No assoc. fees No restrictions. Apx. 6.56
acres 3/2 $974,900
Mary Anne Kuelbs 654-6399
True gem w/lots of upgrades, wd firs, lanai
& preserve lotl 4/2'$315,000
Cara Ameer 635-7058


4 blks from bch. No yd maint. Bit. 2000 3/2
$299,900
Emily Lament 651-5997


SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan
(904)514-7150.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
2BR/2BA, MAYPORT Landing Town-
home, end unit. $750/mo. +$700/dep.
280-2728 Iv. msg.
JARDIN DE MER- 3BR/2BA condo in Jax
Bch! Garage, washer/ dryer included!
$1100/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.


ATLANTIC BEACH off Mayport Rd. 2BR/
1.5BA, CH/A, $750-$800/mo. 294-5622.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $750/mo., 891-0606.
3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1575/mo. Call Rich
476-8521.
ATLANTIC BEACH small ocean front 1BR
garage apartment. 354-4491.
428 3RD Ave. S. 2BR/ 1BA, CH/A, fenced
yard, $775/mo. 891-0606.


BEACHES
1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
241-2781 or 237-0552.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RDI .Huge 2/1 du-
plex, top floor, 1200sf, all professional
hardwood flooring, diningroom, livingroom,
WDHU, CH/A, huge fenced yard, parking
for 2-3 cars. Home warranty. Lowest rent
since 1989, $1030/mo.+ 631-2316.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/deposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT,-7th Ave. S.,
2 blocks to ocean $1000/mo. 241-0600.


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2/1 top floor, corner unit, tiled balcony with
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325,000. Owner/Agent. 887-7053.


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JAX BEACHFRONT, off season 2 BR
apt., CH&A, W/D, some utilities, no pets,
$1000/mo., 246-3130.
NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1BA, deck, garage,
includes water, $1250/mo, no dogs,
463-0222. 465-2653


PVB-'OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage, 2BR TO
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO 2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5 blocks from ocean.
will sacrifice for $199,500. 904-221-8458. $795/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.


OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease purchase, 463-7343.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome.
2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental.history Iv. msg.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1BR/1BA, near
beach, Rent to own, $175,000.
(904)246-6758.
PVB, OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA,
fireplace, full amenities, beach access. Fi-
nancing available. $129,900. 226-3968.
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
4039.


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the answer to your home financing needs.
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we give you access to premier national
sources of money so why use a single, lo-
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Yohan@AppletreeFloridaMortgage.com.


3BR AT Portside Mobile Home Park,
Lot 270. Asking $3500 OBO. Call
(904)229-7387


JAX BEACH, walk to beach; newly reno-
vated; 2BR/1BA upstairs, 332 11th Ave.
No., $750/mo., 249-4091.
1654 MAIN Street, Atlantic Bch. 2/1,
WDHU, A/C, ceiling fans, fireplace. No
pets. $675/mo + dep. 246-4098.
JAX BCH, Villas Marsh Landing, 2/2, up-
per flat, garage,. $1050/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
FURNISHED 1BR guest house, beautiful
setting, pool, includes all utilities, full kitch-
en w/utensils, laundry room, cable wall
movie channels, TV w/DVD. Available
now, $225/wk. or $900/mo., 349-3434.
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
221-6816.


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.
BEST DEAL
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, upstairs,
covered balcony, WDHU, very private.
Many extras. $1045/mo. 616-3580.

WALK TO BEACH
2/1 townhouse, W/D included, CH&A, ce-
ramic tile, approx. 900sf. 405 14th Ave..
S., Unit C, Jax Bch. No pets. $825/mo,
$825/sec. dep. (904)343-9906.


iry Naughton 568-1523


NEPTUNE BEACH, three blocks to beach,
2BR/1BA, very nice, dishwasher, balcony,
garage, WDHU, enclosed yard, $1095/mo.
616-2429.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood.
.Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
891-0606.
BEACHES, 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE,
ceramic tile floors, CH&A, laundry room,
patio, fenced yard, 1 yr. lease, no pets,
$950/mo. discounted rent, 993-1114,
270-1284.

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,
efficiency. Lease, deposit. $650/mo.
(904)398-0470.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
2BR, sun porch, hardwood floors, CH/A,
WDHU. $950/mo. (904)398-0470.


... 1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2 2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600,
blocks to ocean. Very clean. No Pets. (904)891-0606.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219. .._________


ATLANTIC BEACH
207 15th St., 1BR/1BA, with garage,
$700/mo. +dep, ref. required, 246-6194,
249-3636..
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
MAYPORT LANDING, 2BR/2BA town-
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. 1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $775/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv
msg.
S. JAX BCH
2BR APTS
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management.
246-1125.
GREAT OCEANVIEW
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
BeachesApartments.com
NEPTUNE BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just
2 blocks to ocean WDHU. $895/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.


ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage,
WDHU, five blocks to Town Center &
beach, $1200/mo., (904)742-6423.
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1295/mo. avail immed.
673-1550. .
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 ot 246-8970.
NEPTUNE BEACH 2BR/1BA, 1 year
lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
$500/mo. 904-891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH DUPLEX BY DUT-
TON ISLAND PRESERVE. 3BR/2BA.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
BRAND NEW Townhome 3/2.5, 1 car gar.
11563 Summer Tree Rd., off St. Johns
Bluff. $1200/mo. 860-1690,
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,
$iR350/mn (904)612-8868RRR


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ATLANTIC BEACH- Oceanside,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1100/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
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.
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1BR apartment,
CH&A, tile floors, WDHU, carport, 1.5
blocks to ocean, $825/mo., 246-3739.
ATLANTIC BEACH TOWNHOUSE on
quiet street, 4 blocks from beach.
2BR/1.5BA; fireplace, balconies, new car-
pet upstairs, tile downstairs, new applian-
ces, and back deck. No pets. $1095/mo.
614-4275 or 610-0139.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, 4 blocks to ocean,
end unit, no pets. $825/mo +first & securi-
ty. 1302 4th St. So., 993-8883.
COURTYARDS, 2BR/2BA, WDHU, tile,
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep.
853-6005.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2150 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
fenced back yard, credit check, No Cats/
Non-smoking. $800/mo. (904)221-5833.
JAX BEACH 2/1, upstairs, 2 blocks ocean,
$795/mo. + $300 dep. Military/ senior dis-
count, pets ok. 214B 13th Ave. N.
708-0731.

ATLANTIC BEACH
851 Main Street, 2BR/1.5BA TH, fenced,
$775/mo. Security deposit equals 1/2 rent.
Lawn service included. Broker/ Owner,
249-8766.

SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2.5BA, fenced
back yard, tile downstairs, $1150/mo.,
472-5361.
JAX BEACH, 1 and 2BR apartments near
ocean, CH&A, WDHU. No pets. $725/mo.-
$825/mo. +$400 deposit. 246-3130.

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JAX BCH, Walk to the pier, 608 6th Ave.
N., 3BR/2BA, Fenced, No Pets.
$1200/mo. +deposit, Available 12/17.
Call Bo 294-5781.


OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease option, 463-7343.
PVq, 2BR/2BA, beautifully decorated with
wood floors and tile. $1100/mo. 868-6886.


JAX BEACH, 3BR/3BA Townhouse PONTE VEDRA Summerhouse. New
w/garage. 1st S, and 22nd Ave. 2BR/2BA. 5 star amenities. Great location!
$1700/mo. (904)728-0023. Bottom floor unit. $890/mo. +deposit. 838-
.--..-A.- .... 9400.


PONTE VEDRA- 4BH/2.5BA home in con-
venient area! Club pool, tennis & morel 2
car garage! $1400/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RD! 2/1 duplex,
1200sf., hardwood, diningroom, WDHU,,
huge fenced yard, $1030/mo. +dep.
(904)247-3191.


VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, large 1/1, la-
nai, gated, fitness, pool, hottub, fireplace,
Pergo floors, garage & water included.
$980/mo., 379-4288.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1000/mo., (904)246-8397.


ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2 w/pool, privacy JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
fence. $1350/mo., 376 Seminole Rd., 613- $1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.
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JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.


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fireplace, pool, fitness, 612-9172, 612-
9682.


JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, CH&A, WDHU, N. JAX BEACH ,3/2 condo w/great ocean
$875/mo. +deposit, 220-5797. views REDUCED $1500/mo. No dogs.
477-4640.


ATLANTIC BEACH
House w/ fenced yard, 2BR/ 1BA,
screened porch, eat-in kitchen, livingroom,
dningroom. Short term considered.
$1350/mo. 607-2794.
PONTE VEDRA HOUSE SOLANO
CAY 3BR/2.5BA, fenced backyard, 2-
car garage, patio/ deck, 1700sf. Option to
buy, $1495/mo. (904)491-5058
NEAR ICW & Wonderwood, lease or
purchase, terms. Split 4BR, 1900sf, 194'
deep lot, new tile, carpet, paint, all appl.,
$1400/mo or $230,000 OBO. Independent
Brokers & Associates Inc. 247-4333 or
710-3111.
ICW WEST, marsh front, two story, Cape
Cod brick, 3BR/2BA, deck, hot tub; gor-
geous views; immaculate. $1300/mo. Call
(904)874-1059.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690.
W ATLANTIC Beach, 633 Stocks Street.
Clean, move-in ready, 3BR/2BA, W/D.
Screened patio, privacy fence, pets OK.
$1225/mo. +security. 373-0492.
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage
$1395/mo. + deposit. 759-2349.

WINDOR PARK GOLF PARK HOME
3BR/2BA, 1573sf, 2 car garage, upgrades,
no pets, no smoking, $1400/mo + utilities,
318-2121.
L'ATRIUM-PVB, 3/2, 2car garage, large
enclosed deck, new kitchen. Furnished/
unfurnished, flexible lease terms.
$1350/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
PVB/ LAtrium. 2806 St. Marc Court.
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, spacious, lawn
maintenance included. Community pool/
tennis. 993-3658.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1300/mo. 710-5200.
ICW KERNAN, 3/2, 2 car garage in River
Point. Excellent condition, immaculate,
$1075/mo. 1625 Crabapple Cove, 728-
1518.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 5 Blocks to Ocean.
3BR/2.5BA, sunroom, fireplace, fenced
yard, carport, $1350/mo., (904)246-4856.
FIRST MONTH FREEll Brand new
3BR/2.5BA townhome in Jax Bch.
$1550/mo. +dep. Call (904)514-2883.
PONTE VEDRA- nice, clean, 3BR/2BA,
garage, very private, maintenance free,
pets ok, $1200/mo. 241-4750.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
246-0576
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $1950/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
South. 534-2120.
-*VB LAKEFRONT HOME, 2BR/2BA, ga-
.,rage, ,fireplace, pool, yard service,, yr.
leasese $1250/mo. 404-290-4919, just ren-
ovated..
MARSH LANDING, executive 4BR/ 2.5BA
home. 3 car gar., totally renovated, granite
in kitchen & baths. $2495/mo. 537-4083.
3BR 2BA, Ig fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze. $1300/mo. 247-5334.
NEPTUNE BEACH townhouse; 1.5 blocks
to ocean, 226A South St., 2BR/2.5BA +of-
fice, WDHU, garage. No smokers,
$1400/mo., 249-0073.
2BR/1.5BA Townhome, 4 blocks from
ocean, 1400sf. Everything brand new.
Amazing inside. Must seel 759-5623.


ICW, 1BR/1BA condo, $790/mo. Available
now. Wood floors & stainless appliances.
W/D included. (904)537-4714.
OCEANVIEW TOWNHOUSE, 3BR/3.5BA.
New Construction, Jacksonville Beach.
$2200/mo. Call 536-9741.
THE PALMS, 1BR/1BA, near beach, W/D,
pool, fitness. $850/mo. (904)610-3608.
J. B. newer 3/2, garage, fireplace, consid-
er lease option, 6 month plus, $1250/mo,
463-7343.
AMAZING VIEWS from new 2/2 Surfside
Condo, Jax Beach. $2450/mo. Call Renee
L. Baron, Inc. 242-2821.
1BR/1BA, AVAILABLE 12/20. $850/mo.
water included. South Jax Beach.
(904)534-4559
THE PALMS Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanai, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
amenities. $950/mo. Available immed.,
285-5592.
JAX BEACH Condo, 2BR/2BA, 1.5 blocks
to beach, recently renovated, $1300/mo.,
(904)200-0374.
FREE RENT! PVB, THE COLONY. Walk/
bike to beach, 2BR/2BA, corner unit, 2nd
floor, high ceilings, W/D, fireplace, ga-
rage. $1075/mo. MOTIVATED! Janet
(904)635-6375.
FREE RENT until 2008, luxurious
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. Only $825/mo.
916-300-3039.
EAST OF A1A, Ponte Vedra, 3BR/2.5BA,
1800sf., screened patio. $1350/mo. or
sale $239,900. 651-1096.
ATLANTIC BCH, 2BR 2BA, wood floors,
just remodeled. Pool, block to ocean. No
pets or smokers. $1050/mo. 505-1071.
OCEAN VIEW, JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA,
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1600/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.
TWO GREAT condos completely remod-
eled, over 1100sqft 2BR/2BA with private
patio, loft, fireplace, separate storage
room + laundry room. Lawn Service, pool
privileges, beautiful tile throughout, stain-
'less appliances, $895/mo., (w/ garage
$950/mo,). Call 887-6033 or 571-6664 or
247-7910.
2/2 CONDO, PV Bch, gated w/ amenities.
Call 294-6940.
PONTE VEDRA, 2/2 Ocean Grove,
$1050/mo. Top Sell Realty 270-0222.
OCEANFRONT, 1BR/1BA, Jax Beach
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
ground floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ful. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/rno.,
$1299 .security deposit. Please call
(904)463-1036.

MARINA SAN'PABLO
BRAND NEW, 3BR/3.5BA, looking over
Intracoastal.. Reasonable rent for a quick
move. (904)955-1357.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2.5BA condo, FP,
new carpet, W/D, pool, etc. 1092 Sea-
hawk Dr. N. $900/mo. incl. water & sewer,
Svr lease. No nets 2'21-6037.


ROOM TO rent $525/mo. plus dep. 2
blocks to ocean, 521-8473.
ROOM IN 3BR/2BA. $500/mo +1/2 util.
Less than 1 mi. from beach. Dog OK
w/dep. Email: navcomp@hotmail.com
ROOM FOR rent, located on Southside,
available immediatly,please call for more
information. (904)519-1146.



LARGE 2 office suite w/reception area.
Great location w/high visibility. Cal Curtis
at 333-4565 or Chris at 813-9566.
OFFICE SPACE, retail setting, Beach Pla-
za City Center. 242-9000 x222.
S. JAX Beach- on 3rd St.L Recept area &
2 offices w/700+sf. $760/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., negotiable, 993-4011.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street, small sin-
gle room office, apx. 12X20, front and
back units available. TOO Management,
246-1125.
NICE CORNER office in SAWGRASS
VILLAGE, utilities fumished Avail.,
12/1/07. $1300/mo.. 285-7299

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* Close to shopping/
restaurants


OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE/ Retail Space for
lease, 2 locations, Mayport Rd. and Noca-
tee. Free rent. 514-1090.
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 CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
PET SITTING: dog walking, cat care,
house sitting. Excellent references. Pre-
cious Paws of Ponte Vedra, 377-6043.


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DATES:
January 2, 2008
March 10, 2008
May 12, 2008
July 14, 2008
September 8, 2008
November 3, 2008


February 4, 2008
April 14,2008
June 9, 2008
August 4, 2008
October 6, 2008
December 8, 2008


MOTHER/ SON pet sitting/ walking serv-
ice. Caring, dependable, very reasonable. TIME:
Beaches area. 280-1450. All meetings will commence at 6:00 P.M.


1 FEMALE short-haired tortoise; 1 male
long-haired tabby. Both 7 and each prefer
to be the only cat. Very sweet. 254-5902.


SHIBA INU puppy male, ACA & HC. $300.
Call 642-9328.

LHASO-POO PUPPIES
Ready for Christmas Non-shedding, kid
friendly. $400. (904)993-2623.
COCKER SPANIEL 'pups, GKC '&'HC;
.star.ng aIt ,-75,9047l8-288t4 .. ,,
ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies CKC regis-
tered. $2000 OBO.. (904)563-5654.


I. ..... .----_, --".- AKC BLACK Lab Puppies, 3 female
N. JAX BEACH, East of 3rd; furnished $550/ea, 4 males $450/ea. Ready for
1BR/1BA. Pool & free laundry. Small pets Christmasl (904)502-4007.
OK. $1000/mo. 477-4640. DA,, IDVTU-, O.n, hO, ,AnA,,id
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JARDIN DE Mer, 3BR/2BA, No pets. Ref-
erences required. $1300/mo. 710-3946.
JAX BEACH- 1 FREE MONTH. The
Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA new luxury condo
w/ garage. Vaulted ceilings, washer/ dryer,
pool & fitness. Only $1200/mo. (904)472-
4039.


.. e. ... OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ATLANTIC BCH, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in ded; consider lease option, ocean view
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-.
paint. $1275/mo. (904)571-5517. 7343.


NEAR MAYO, short or long term rental,
3/2, fRmished or unfurished, $1250+/mo.
Independent Brokers & Associates Inc.
247-4333 or 710-3111.
S. JAX BCH, 4 blocks from ocean,
3BR/1.5BA, CH&A, $1200/mo. Pets limit-
ed to 30lbs. 411 S. 10th Ave. 514-4229.
Broker/ Owner.
N. JAX Beach, 3BR/1.5BA +office, newly
remodeled, carport, fenced yard, great
neighborhood. $1200/mo. +deposit.
(904)241-4630.


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.
OCEANFRONT
Seascape 3/2 w/60' balcony, 7th floor
w/great view, W/D, newly remodeled. No
pets. $2000/mo. 386-5008.

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ATLANTIC BCH ocean front furished a"'""a i Ia.usa- ,i'
house 4BR/4BA. Winter rental. 354-4491. MOBILE HOME private lot, 2BR/2BA,
AT-n AMr,- r ^rHu acL oniv ... .-.-... CH&A, WDHU, $675/mo. 273-0857


AFTLANTI K BEACnHn, 395o Duuy ance; new-
ly remodeled; 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. $1400/mo., 710-7665.


WANTED TO RENT Oceanfront condo,
3BR/2-3BA. yearly lease. needs applian-
ces, W/D, pool, prefer gated. 219-1638.


UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1050/mo. 904-613-7605.


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D'BALL HY Y IHUNll nlla e, auult, uoeautlU
markings, feeds well, comes with black
stand up 4ft tall Eco-Terrarium, $150. 333-
7550.
COTONDETULEAR PUPPIES accepting
reservations. Champion pedigree, show
quality. $2000-$4000 233-4545.


HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.


NEED A CHRISTMAS GIFT?
One week, 10/10/08-10/17/08, in a five
star resort, facing The Strip in Las Vegas.
2BR/2BA condo- sleeps six, 17th floor
suite. Located between MGM Grand &
Paris. A bargain at $1000 for the week.
Call 273-2772.


IF YQU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
ST. JUDE, Thank you for all the blessings
you have bestowed upon me. G.J.


PLACE:
Ponte Vedra Branch Library
101 Library Blvd.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
A copy of the agenda for these monthly
meetings may be obtained by writing to
Municipal Service District of Ponte Vedra
Beach, 200 Executive Way, Suite 208,
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082, or by
calling (904)285-2221.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Ameri-
-Iearns with Disabilities Aci any person re.
quiring special accommooalons to panlci-
pate in any of these meetings is asked to
advise the MSD office at least 48 hours
before the meeting by contacting us by tel-
ephone at (904)285-2221, or by telecopy
at (904)285-1002 between the hours of
9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made with respect to any matter consid-
ered at these meetings, such person will
need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purposes such person may need to
insure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
BL12/21/07


NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Alaebra I. Lvn Broderick. 247-8609.


SERVERS
PART:TIME, in our main dining room.
High School Students welcome. Applica-
tions 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.

NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
DRIVER NEEDED for moving company.
Experience helpful. Have phone/ transpor-
tation. 285-2426.
FREE ROOM in Jax Beach in exchange
for part time caregiving. 610-9047.
PART-TIME/ FULL-TIME Front Office
Staff at a holistic doctor's office. Re-
sponsibilities will include answering
phones, scheduling appointments and
marketing. Written and verbal communica-
tion skills and computer knowledge are re-
quired. Please fax resume and references
to (904)246-3778. No phone calls please.


TRAINERS FOR day program. Work
w/adults who have M.R./D.D. M-F, 8am-
4pm. Apply 850 6th Ave. South, Suite 500,
249-8556. EOE/ DFWP
"INT'L TELEVISION Director: Bachelor's
degree or equiv. in Bus. Admin., Market-
ing or related field & 2 yrs. marketing exp.
within sports television industry required.
Exp. must include 2 yrs. exp. overseeing
sales, branding & marketing of sports pro-
gramming across Europe & Asia & identi-
fying, securing, & fostering strategic mar-
keting alliances with sports orgs., int'l. me-
dia, TV networks & programming:.righis
holders across -Europe-& -As a Ml- re
sume & salary requiremenis lo Wendy
Caves, HR Mgr., PGA TOUR Inc., 100
PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
32082."
ALIGNMENT & BRAKE Tech, M-F. Call
Bob, 241-5311.
LULU'S WATERFRONT GRILLE
Line Cooks needed for high volume intra-
coastal waterway restaurant, top money
working w/great staff, as seen in February
issue of Southern Living Magazine.
285-0139.

RN
Full-time in our Outpatient Clinic. In-
cludes all resident and employee health
care.. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; e-mail to: jobs@fleetlandlng.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.


-- . ---TEACHING POSITION in two year old
IF YOU are interested in advertising under class, CDA preferred; DCF 40 hours com-
this category please call 904-249-9033 or pleted; M-F, 9am-6pm. 246-3885.
email: classified@beachesleader.com
SflOWUUIARET BEAACHES nffi,' ekCliinn


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


PIT RECEPTIONIST. Energetic, self-moti-
vated individual needed. Knowledge of
.Word and Excel preferred. Apply in per-
son, Ashford Court Assisted Living, 1700
The Greens Way, Jax Bch, must enjoy
working with the elderly. DFWP/EOE.


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Southware Software Tutor! Please call
904-246-5831.
UQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
HOUSEKEEPER, F/T. Mayo Clinic area,
No children, no cook, own transportation,
5 days. Must love animals. Thorough
cleaning experience, ref's. req'd. Qualified
applicants call (904)619-2120 for inter-
view.


FRONT OFFICE for busy dermatology
practice in Ponte Vedra. Must be comput-
er savvy and know insurance. FIT, exc.
benefits. Fax resume to 904-273-0410.


plit plan, ground floor corner unit, tennis
U3rt view,, W/D. $1095/mo. Janet
904)635-6375.


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JOHNSON'S PAINTING
Now hiding experience painters. 568-
A1 I 50990 962-2017.


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W. ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 1 car
gar., 1200sf., fenced yard, new paint, tile,
& carpet. Cypress Cove, $1000/mo.
422-7424.


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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


December 21, 2007


CNA
FULL-Time, at a Premier Retirement
Community. Excellent benefit package,
competitive wages, good working environ-
ment. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
FULL & PART-TIME SERVERS & BEV-
ERAGE CART. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
hiring full & part-time dining room servers
& banquet servers and beverage cart
staff. Excellent benefits offered to full
time employees including 401k, insurance,
vacation days, sick days. Apply in person
at the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tues-
day- Saturday. Call 285-6514 for direc-
tions.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Manager,
Leasing, Bookkeeping help wanted. (904)
514-1090.
F/T RECEPTIONIST needed for high vol-
ume Vet Clinic. Previous experience in
Vet Clinic preferred. Must possess excel-
lent Customer Service skills.. Competitive
salary, excellent benefits. Fax resume to
246-3064 or call 246-8577 for more info.
Beaches Animal Clinic, 937 Beach Blvd.
Jax Beach.


PLUMBERS & HELPERS needed, valid
DL, benefits & top pay. 246-8330.
F/T & P/T Cashiers, Assistant Head Cash-
ier, Carry-out/ Sales Associates. Proctor
Ace Hardware, 870 A1A N., Ponte Vedra
Beach, 285-8101.
SECURITY MANAGER
Security Manager position available at a
gated Continuing Care Retirement Com-
munity. Must have 5 years experience in
general security and/ or law enforcement
with a strong managerial background. This
is a "working" security position with addi-
tional responsibilities for hiring, training,
scheduling, evaluating and supervising the
activities of the security officers on staff.
This is a full time position with excellent
benefits. Applications available at Fleet
Landing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233. Fax to:
(904)246-9447. EOE/ Drug-free work-
place.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
SERVER NEEDED for Pablo Creek Club;
Great work environment, benefits, 1
month paid vacation. Call 992-6900 ext.
32.
COMPANION
Full-time in our Assisted Living Facility.
Experience required, excellent benefits.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; Fax to
(904)246-9447; Website: fleetlanding.com.
e-mail to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
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.
HOUSEKEEPERS MONDAY-FRIDAY.
Seeking responsible reliable individuals.
Must be bondable. Serious inquiries only.
Leave message at 716-8824.

** CLEANERS **
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.

*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
FT LINE COOK & PT DISHWASHER.
Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Ve-
dra Beach is currently hiring full-time ex-
periences line cooks and a part-time.PM
dishwasher. Excellent benefits offered to
full time employees including 401k, insur-
ance, vacation days, sick days. Apply in
person at the Marsh Landing Clubhouse
Tuesday Saturday. Call 285-6514 for
directions.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person,.1401 Beach Blvd.
F/T HOUSEKEEPER. Energetic, self-mo-
tivated individual needed. Apply in person,
Ashford Court Assisted Living, 1700 The
Greens Way, Jax Bch. Must enjoy working
with the elderly. DFWP/ EOE.
COMMUNITY HOSPICE of Northeast
Florida is currently hiring the following at
our NEW inpatient facility (Anne & Donald
McGraw Center for Caring) located on the
Mayo Clinic Campus: Security Officers,
Cooks, Kitchen Assistants and House-
keepers for FT and PT positions. PT In-
ventory Assistant is needed for the
Southside' location.'. Apply at
www.eommunityhospice.com. EOE Drug-
Free Workplace


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


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


NOTICE TO READERS
WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which require you to pay a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn, the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.
ESTABLISHED, PROFITABLE frame
shop/ art gallery, must sell. Jonathan,
866-6937.
TURN KEY Restaurant, fully equipped,
Southside area..242-9000 x222 .


AFTERNOON CARE- Ages 1, 2, 3, noon-
6pm. $90/wk., lunch & pm snack included-
4 star. Voted Beaches Favorite, 3 years in
a row. Accredited- Gold Seal, 246-3885,
1725 Penman Rd.
INFANTS- ONE opening, full time care.
Beaches Academy- Accredited- 4 star-
voted Beaches Favorite for 3 years. 246-
3885,1725 Penman Rd.


CERTIFIED CNA/ HHC, available for full
time, unlimited home care. Brenda,
(904)910-4039.
CAREGIVER AVAIL. Mon-Fri during the
day. Call Jan, 329-4622.


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


SPLINTERS N MORE, INC.
Locally owned & operated, hand crafted
furniture and accessories. Personalized
pet products.
www.spllntersnmore.com.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $65/each;
Hotpoint refrigerator, $125; 641-9667,
838-5411.
OAKWORKS CLASSIC Clinician Station-
ary Spa Table Great for salon or home
use. $800. (617)852-6586.


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SOFA, THREE sections, excellent condi- CHRISTMAS, JEWELRY, furniture;-clo-
tion; new $3000, sell for $500. 249-0622. thig, misc. Saturday, 8am.. 28 Tallwood
9'10" LONGBOARD Paul Strauch Modelf


new cond. 246-1563.
KEROSENE, ASSORTED container
sizes, $30 for all, 247-0629.
LEAVING FLORIDA, everything must go!
Household, furn., remodeling tools,
(904)229-9389.


3-DAY BLOWOUT! Fri./ Sat./ Sun. 8am-
2pm. Everything goes! Tools, fumiture,
toys, collectibles, household items. &
clothes. Bring money! 1817 10th Street
North
BARBIES & last minute holiday gifts. Sat-
urday, 12/22, 8-1pm, 1216 10th St. N.


CLEAN, QUALITY Queensize mattress & FRIDAY 8-?, 916 12th St. N. Tables &
boxspring $140. Can deliver 246-1832. chairs, clothing, gifts & jewelry.
42" SONY TV, $200; 32" Sharp TV, $100; VACUUM CLEANERS, Christmas decora-
Edison Victrola, $350; old LPs, make of- tions, bikes & more. Sat. 8:30-?, 332 12th
fer, 247-9542 or 246-6465. Ave. N.


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, accommo-
dates 36" TV, $50 249-0622.
SCHWINN AIRDYNE exercise bike, $175;
Preform 635CW treadmill, $175. Both in
excellent, like new condition. Call 223-
0250.
TWIN BED, light wood headboard/ foot-
board w/trundle and twin mattresses. Ex-
cellent condition $250. King-size Steams
& Foster mattress/ boxspring, like new
$400 OBO. Broyhill desk, pine $100.
246-7072.
SLEEPER SOFA, tan.corduroy, reversible
cushions, $100. 3 antique wooden doors,
$10 each. Queen size platform bed base
w/ drawers, dark wood, $350. 249-1720.
HERITAGE HILL furniture from Office
Depot.: 2 full-size desks, 2 credenzas,
2 hutches, 2 bookcases, lateral file.
703-6703, 241-5229.
'LEATHER COUCH, loveseat, chair w/otto-
man, coffee & end table, TV armoire, 32"
TV, stereo, Playstation 2. 285-9138 best
offer..
RATTAN COUCH $500, rattan/ wood wall
mirror $100, futon couch/ bed $100, porta-
ble Ipod speaker set $100, books, misc di-
amond & sapphire jewelry, kitchen & X-
mas items. Carol 904-372-4297.


FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-4pm, 809
Derby Lane, household, clothes & toys.


CHRISTMAS JACKPOT! Entire content of
home plus full shed; 14 carat jewelry &
sterling silver, leather sofas (new), book-
cases, collectables, dining room suite &
breakfront. Too much to list; a great sale.
447 Garden View Terrace, Orange Park,
Dec. 20-22, 8:30am-5:30 pm. Hunter Anti-
ques, 610-2888.


TIARA AZIMUT Bertram Maritime, new
and used boats in stock. (904)894-8067.
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
www.MarinaClubPV.com
CHEAP STORAGE
Boats, RV's, Trailers.
Starting at $70/mo.. 2781 Mayport Rd.
Near Wonderwood. Call 993-2222.
1999 BAYLINER 1800, 120hp, fish finder,
lots-of extras, $6500, 610-7768.

Boni 715.RUT1=


DINING SUITE w/6 chairs & 2 large ." " ."-... -.. .
leaves, solid oak, hutch included. Perfect ATV, HONDA 650, brand new; only 400
condition. $1000, 246-2922. miles. Bright red, has winch: Call
......-n-. ---........ (904)874-1059. -6,


MHEiLUUM, UNt or a kind furniture and
mantels made out of reclaimed, recycled
barn beams from the Midwest. 386-6010.


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BLACK RUNNING boards, fits 1999 Che- 2004 FLEETWOOD Prowler, Travel Trail-
vy Tahoe 2DR, $50. Queen size head- er, 33ft tandem axles, 2 slides, 2 doors,
board, wicker, very cute, $30. 333-7550. large bath, 1 owner, very good condition,
$14k OBO, 285-3228, 838-4858.


BEACHES MEMORIAL Gardens, 2 burial
plots, includes vaults, $3700, 477-3756.
SURF BOARDS:' RC Epoxy 9'2", $150;
Roger Wood 8'6", $250; Al Merrick, 7' Sa-
shimi, $350; double surf board bag, $45;
USMC golf bag, $125; Rawling golf clubs,
6', $35; children Schwinn bike, 16" tire,
$35; HP scanner, $25; HP all-in-one, $45;
six dining chairs (set), $175. 349-6601.


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


I BUY BUSINESSES. No Restaurant
or Real Estate. Fast closings.
(904)402-5355.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com


2002 DODGE DURANGO, black; fully
loaded, well maintained, $7300, 477-
3756..
1989 DODGE Ram van, white; very good
condition, chrome rims, very good tires,
$1400. Call Richie, (904)553-0342.
,; .

2004 LEXUS GX470, fully loaded, excel-
lent condition, 48,500 miles, $39,500,
(904)571-9821.
1998 TOYOTA Sienna Van, 1 owner,
118,000 miles, exc. condition. $3750.
705-2374.
1996 FORD Bronco, red, 4WD, auto, V-8,
power -windows/ locks, remote starter,
runs excellent, 95,000 miles. Only $3200,
349-3434.-
1996 CHEVY Monte Carlo Z34; brand
new condition, only 65K miles, one owner,
power windows/ locks, cruise, Michelin
tires; ice cold AC, $4700 offer, 887-9030.
2002 CHEVY MONTE CARLO SS, black
w/leather interior. Fully loaded, On-Star
equipped. Very clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.


WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cashi Estate and PONTIAC GRAND Prix SS, 2000, silver,
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889. $2000 as is negotiable; DVD stereo, sys-
tem, 403-9474.


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S tom '-' aI-l


CHRISTMAS COMES AGAIN!


ACROSS
1 Pole or Croat
5 County
events
10 Likelihood
14 Your
15 Hereditary
17 Law expert
20 Christmas
23 Feller
24 Pen point
25 Mariner
26. Inexplicable
28 Hitchcock or
Scorsese:
abbr.
29 Kernels'
place
31 Bovine
feature
34 Holiday _
35 Urgent
request
36 Calendar
abbr.
39 On the town
40 Mighty trees
41 Christmas
48 Over
49 Like icicles
50 City in
Florida
54 Servant
55 Buried box
58 DE followers
60 Stunned
61 Connector
62 Hoopla
63 Highland
Scot
65 to; made
aware of
67 Pudding
choice
70 Good, long
looks
72 Mexican
dishes
75 Act like _;
carp
at one's
hubby
77 Ones with
feast days:
abbr.
78 Young.
..- animal
81 Video game
maker
82 Kirkcaldy
accessory
84 Least
restricted
86 Top rating
87
Mediterranean
tree
88 Adapt one's
machinery
90 Yesteryear's
song
91 Christmas
97 Decorates
pastries
100


Champagne
pal
101 City on the
Danube
102 up;
confined
103 Lay lawn
104 Soul seller
106 State: abbr.
107 Espresso
holder
110 "MA*S*H"
role
112 Leaves the
earth
117 King
forerunners
119 Feel
remorse
120 Christmas
125 Puzzling
problem
126 Pounder
127
Commemorative
meal
128 Public
performance
129 Dull sounds
130 Rare bills
DOWN
1 More bashful
2 Used a match
3 Unknown
writer, for'
short
4 Taurus, for -
one
5 Eur. nation
6 Yucatan years
7 Concerning
8 Royal one
9 Curb
10 Monogram


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ROMANO SERVICES
Roofing, gutters, sheet metal, siding, soffit
& painting. Lic. CC-C058163
(904)246-5649.
WILL SIT with, or, act as driver for elderly.
Can also care for animals. I do not do
drugs or alcohol & I am very reliable. Call
887-7422.


DAN ;

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

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


LICENSED& INSURED




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


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

HOLIDAY CLEANING, experienced, relia-
ble & references. Call Marsha 246-8077.'
ABOVE & Beyond Housekeeping. De-
pendable, detailed cleaning. Licensed, In-
sured, bonded, references. Immediate
openings. 591-5901, 514-1188.
HOUSEKEEPING, COMPANION Sitting
or Child Care, and more. PVB referen-
ces 534-3732.


UNIVERSAL CLEANER. Licensed and In-
sured. Call Beth (904)472-7286.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 718-5471.
CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
223-0591.
AFFORDABLE CLEANING SERVICE.
Many years experience; references availa-
ble. Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040.
ORGANIZING- CLEANING: Home, office,
closets. Also sewing, landscaping. Refer-
ences. 221-0801.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available
210-1360.


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


FIREWOOD FOR SALE
Delivered and Stacked
(904)821-8477
FIREWOOD
By stack or truckload or cordwood. 907-
6th Ave. So., Jax Beach (for- pickup),
285-6427 or 249-3478 (for delivery).
BEACH BOYS Firewood. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Ranger Special $75. Call 759-1612.
BEACH BOYS seasoned firewood. Nice
split oak. Small truck $50. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Penman Road next to Terry's Country
Store. Call 759-1612.
THE WINTER and holiday seasons are
upon us! Be prepared, order now and get
free delivery 334-3157.


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


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


WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
LANDSCAPE CLEAN UPS
Clean out plant beds, cut back old growth,
palm tree trimming, mulching, planting,
lawn maintenance & pressure washing,
710-1030.

HERMON'S MULTIPLE SERVICE
Specializing in "Complete Flowerbed
Cleaning and Lawn care, 246-4238
612-1755.


SHOW ME LAWN SERVICE, INC. Call
Pam 742-7769.
PERSCHEL BROTHERS
SERVICES, INC.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN service. We mow
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
ED'S LAWNCARE
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. 821-0737.
A NATIVE SUN LANDSCAPE
Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.
ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRST! 270-2664.


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



CHEAP STORAGE
Boats; RV's, Trailers.
Starting-at $70/mo.. 2781 Mayport Rd.
Near Wonderwood. Call 993-2222.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@ beachesleader.com



OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.



RELIABLE INTERIOR/ exterior painting,
pressure washing, drywall, texture, wall
coverings. Licensed, insured, references..
25 years experience. (904)403-7389.
www.paintersyoucantrust.com
A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC.
Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
air, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
ree estimates. 861-9500.


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


for
Cochran's
client
11 Give a
nickname to
12 More
dehydrated
13 Father.
14 1979 Best
Comedy
Emmy
winner
16 Son of Isaac
18 Narrow
groove
19 Ponder
20 PTA member
21 Musical
instruments
22 Nemesis
27 Nus' English
counterparts
30 Cave dweller
32 Failure
33 Fraternity
letter
S35 Fastener
36 Transvaal
resident
37 Desk item
38 Russell, to
friends
40iAnnual
awards
S41 First word,
perhaps
42 Actor Richard
43 Bugs'
downfall
44 Get of;
destroy
45 Not running
46 One for
whom special


scissors are
made
47 Alpinist's
refrain
51 HIV-fighting
drug
52 Gypsy Rose,
for one
53 Recipe
instruction
55 Outer
garment
56 Keats or
Wordsworth
57 Egg yong
59 Tool handles
64 1st-class
flier's benefit
66 Intense
desire
67 22-card
decks
68 Excuse
69 Jewelry box
item
71 Journal or
Japan
ending
72 X-O game
syllable
73 One time;
in single file
74 Ruin
76 "_ and his
money..."
78 Musical
passage
79 Les Etats-
80 Underground
edible
83 Craftsman
85 Forest animal
86 Alcoholic
beverage


89 Fort Worth
school,
for short
90 Poet's word
92 Pasture cry
93 Flightless
bird
94 AP rival
95 Bike part
96 Shrink
97 UN member -
98 Shore
99 Albert, for
one
104 Impudent
105 Chicago
paper,
familiarly
107 Yens
108 German
river valley
109 Holey item
111 Word of
lament
113 "_Around";
Beach
Boys hit
114 Former
Iranian
leader
115 Words to
SBrutus
116 Get rid of
118 For a 2nd
time
121 Modern:
pref.
122 Credit
record
agcy.
123
Conjunctions
124 Solemn
promise


BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
610-7768.



Capstone

APainting
Residential Commercial
Interior Exterior
Pressure Washing
30 years experience
Quality workmanship &
materials
No Upfront Costs
904.838.7186
904.219.1276



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


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


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


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


CEDAR SHAKE Siding, Hardi siding,
Award winning homes at beach, insured/
full workers comp..Call for a free estimate.
Atlantic Beach Exteriors 382-7969.
COASTAL BUILDING
CONTRACTORS
Room Additions/ Remodeling
cbcjaxbeach@aol.com
(904)813-1200 CBC1253447

w NELIGAN

CONSTRUCTION

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


DRYWALL REPAIR, Painting, Quarter
Round painted or stained, installed.
Shelves built-ins, wood, laminate & ce-
ramic tile repair, misc. small jobs. Li-
censed/ Insured. 246-0363.
QUALITY HOME REPAIR: Painting,
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
861-9500.
HOME & roof repair & maintenance, com-
mercial property repair, driveway sealant.
I use materials from Texas Refinery Corp.
Free estimates. (904)879-4457 or
(904)813-2411.
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
KP HOME IMPROVEMENT INC
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.
ONE CALL HANDLES IT ALL
Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows, rotted wood,
termite damage, roof leaks, drywall,
decks, etc. Honest, top quality work-
LOWEST PRICES AT THE BEACH.
(904)710-3784.



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


COAST TO COAST ROOFING
5th year anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
904-755-7403. CCC1326983.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com


WEBERS TREE SERVICE
246-9930
Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986.
YARD CLEAN-UPS. Clean out plant
beds, cut back old growth, mulching,
palm tree trimming, pressure washing.
710-1030


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


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


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T Your Horoscope

by CHARLES COOPER
ARIES (March 21 to April 19).You're on the
horns of a personal dilemma this week.
Unfortunately, this affects your concentration
at work. Try to keep the two separate.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It's a good
time to take stock of where you're going
career-wise. Now is .the time to make any
changes, or not, as you deem fit. Later in the
week, a family member needs some reassur-
ance from you.
GEMINI (May 21.to June 20) Winter close-
out sales have you tempted. However, your
budget isn't up to it after the holidays. Resist
temptation!
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You don't
have to go it alone at home. Enlist the coop-
eration of family members. Together, you
accomplish a lot more.
LEO (July 23 toAugust 22) It's a good week
to tap into your creativity. Those with literary
talents in particular find their muse. Over the
weekend, take a much-needed break.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Advice,
on a work matter comes from an unexpected
source. However, you're wise to listen closely.
Later in the week, someone close to you is
moody.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You're
a bit sensitive this week. However, do be care-
ful. No one is being intentionally insulting,


and you're overreacting,
SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21)
You're still in a partying mood this week.
However, it's time to roll up your sleeves.
Tackle the most difficult assignments first.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December
21) Avoid a tendency to get in over your head
with a new. business deal. Only agree to do
what you know you can accomplish. This
way, no one winds up being disappointed.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to January-19)
You need some rest after the whirlwind of the
holiday season. If possible, schedule some
down time for yourself. This weekend, pay
attention to relationship concerns.
S AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)
Although a close friend is having problems,
you don't have to take them to heart. You
want to help, but you can't interfere. Stay out
of this one.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20) It's a
.good time for some introspection.
Establishing new goals and implementing
plans is favored. Later, you focus on friends
and family.
CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS: \al Kilmer,
December 31; Frank Langella, January 1; Cuba
Gooding, Jr., January 2; Mel Gibson January
3;: Dyan Cannon, January 4: Robert Duvall,
January 5; Rowan Atkinson. January 6.
(c) 2007 DBR Media,, Inc.


1 TimelyTips

by KATE WORTH only takes a minute to shut tions that have fake snow on
THEMy FESWER T the doors to all "Off Limits" them next year, use salt,
THERMOS FRESHENER To rooms and cabinets. You'll be instead of glitter. It's much
freshen up a thermos bottle, surprised how much neater cheaper. Lizzie G.
fill,the bottle with water, drop this makes your .house look. k
in four Alka Seltzer tablets In the bathroom, close the BE EFFICIENT! .If using
and let soak for an hour (or shower curtain, put out fresh your fireplace, install glass.
ngr if n y. My towels, :and unwrap, a.fresh doors that fit well This will
grandmother did this, andI bar
earned ithro dhe. It orks ar of scented soap to freshen reduce the amount of.interior.
earne. itt fro hehe whole room. Jill. F- air drafted up the chimney,
really well. Regina K. - ; i ,., ; impJl~ifrciencv up to 20
sAVViYp'.T .. .-. Whe WtV HERE TO S1ODP -rItsusu- 'percent. Jim v'.
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grocery shopping, remember non,, ; :
pricer shoppinodsre omembe non-grocery items such as MORE ON FIREPLACES -
at chpestricr Seare cae painkillers or shampoo at When using your, fireplace,
at heast level. Search outbr yur supermarket. Buy them close off the room from the
cheaper and generic brands at a' discount store instead. rest of the house and crack
on higher and lower shelves,: Sue L. open a window in the room.
Sue open a %indoi.min the room.
and you'll save money. Rita This will give the fireplace
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people drop in on you with-
out warning, don't panic. It


over the recent holidays, and
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making Christmas decora-


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David L.
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Sudoku requires no arithmetic skills.


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


Each row of 9 numbers must include all
digits 1 through 9 in any order.
Each column of 9 numbers must include
all digits 1 through 9 in any order.
Each 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9
square must include all digits 1 through 9.






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The first Christmas card was created in
England on Dec. 9, 1842.
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The Bactrian camel is the only land mam-:
mal on earth that can survive on salt water.
A fourth of the population in metropolitan
Detroit claims German heritage; a million
people in Michigan as a whole.
The' beluga whale is often referred to as the
"sea canary" because of the birdlike chirping
sounds it makes.
In the Netherlands, Christmas centers on
the arrival of Saint Nicholas, who is believed
to come on horseback bearing gifts. Before
going to bed, children leave out their shoes,
hoping to find them filled with sweets when
they awaken


Lombard Street is London's equivalent of
New York's Wall Street.
It takes an average of 345 squirts to yield a
gallon of milk from a cow's udder.
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The male praying mantis often loses his
head "literally" after courting the female. The
latter is known to decapitate the earnest suit-
or, and.she often completely devours him.
Each year, the average American consumes
nearly 'two 14-ounce bottles of ketchup.
Ketchup is found in 97 percent of U.S. house-
holds, beating out salt, pepper, and sugar.
The male name Andrew is from the -Greek
word for "manly."
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STrivia Time

by WALTER BRANCH
1. Which house of Congress
is known on 'Capitol Hill 'as
"the dark side of the moon?"
2. What fashion magazine
had Beverly Johnson as its first
black cover girl in 1974?.
3. How many ounces of
liquor fill a jigger?
4. Who was the most famous
man excommunicated by the
Catholic Church in;1521?
5. What seasonal- wind pat-
y ~. *


tern often fuels Southern
California fires?
6. What rap duo was formed
by Chris Kelly and Chris
Smith?
7. What vegetable do rural
Southerners call a "skunkegg?"
8. How many of the 12
Canadian provinces and terri-
tories border the 'United
States?
S9. What European royal did
Alfred Hitchcock try to coax to
play Marnie before Tippi


Hedrin got the part?
10. What Caribbean country
held its first free elections since
1957 in 1990?.
Trivia Tiie Answers
1. The House of
Representatives; 2. Vogue; 3.
One and a half; 4. Martin'
Luther; 5.The Santa Ana
winds; 6. Kris Kross; 7. The
onion; 8. Eight; 9. Princess
Grace; 10. Haiti
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Bright lights show attracts visitors of all ages


Alan Dunavant aims to make

interactive playground bigger

and better every year for visiting

children, families and neighbors


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Teresa Gabriel's eyes grew
wide with wonder as she,
climbed aboard a small wooden
airplane adorned with hundreds
of twinkling lights.
The 20-month-old eagerly
clapped her tiny hands and
smiled as a flurry of children
buzzed around her in Alan
Dunavant's winter fantasy land
at 737 4th Avenue North in
Jacksonville Beach.
Over the last 14 years,
Dunavant has transformed his
front yard into a lively holiday
diorama that draws parents and.
children of all ages.
Thousands of strands of white
and colored lights illuminate
the festive scene. Soldiers line
the yard and a reindeer-driven
sleigh appears to fly above the
house.
Cars drive slowly by taking in
the breathtaking sights as
Dunavant waves and shouts a
hearty "Merry Christmas."
"We have about 30 to 40 chil-
dren a night and then, of course
the parents," he said Wednesday
night between heaping spoon-
fuls of homemade chili.
"Every once in a while you
will have an impatient driver
that gets irritated when the cars
slow down but everyone really
seems to love it."
Marshmallows are often avail)-
able for roasting and something
is always cooking. Neighbors
gather each evening to share in
good conversation. The sound
of children's laughter and
delighted squeals is an ever-
present soundtrack.
"We always have a fire going.
It's a good time for everyone,"


Dunavant said. "We do it for
the children but it is hard not
to have a good time."
The Dunavants encourage par-
ents strolling by with excited
children to stop and wander
through the holiday paradise
crafted entirely by hand. He
adds a new element every year
from a larger than life rocking
horse to a ferris wheel with real
swinging seats.
Children spin the propellers
on a pint-size airplane or give
the blades of a helicopter a'
friendly twirl before dashing
excitedly to a take in a new
attraction.
One little boy takes a particu-
lar shine to a Santa's workshop
with two windows and a work-
ing door. Illustrations of toys
line the walls.
"That's his favorite," his
mother points out.
Dunavant, in the true spirit of
giving, offers to construct him a
workshop of his very own.
' "It's easy to do," he said. "It's
just six sheets of plywood."
Sisters Maggie and Annie
Wohlgemuth of Neptune Beach
giggle with delight as the pair
dart from the fire engine to the
rocking horse.
"They are having so much
fun," mom Edi said.. "This'is so
amazing to them."
To the children who visit his
home every year, Dunavant's
efforts bring Christmas to life in
Jacksonville Beach.
For Dunavant, the greatest gift
is the smiles on their faces.
That, he said, is what drives
him to make it bigger and better
each Christmas.
"It will be even bigger next
year."


Photo by LIZAMITCHELL
Payten Gray, 4, of Jacksonville Beach, takes a seat on a hand crafted ferris wheel in
Alan Dunavant's holiday wonderland at 737 4th Avenue North.


XMAS FUN


Atlantic Beach Mayor John
Meserve, left, and Fleet
Landing resident Joe Coleman
attend the annual Fleet
Landing Christmas Open
House held in the Joe
Coleman Center. Below, resi-
dents and visitors enjoyed car-
riage rides at the annual open
house. Over 200 residents,
family, friends and members of
the community attended and
visitors joined residents for
Christmas caroling, and then
enjoyed holiday refreshments
and entertainment by pianist
Joseph Haley Williams and
Celestial Strings. Fleet
Landing is an accredited Life
Care Retirement Community,
Photos submitted


Photo by LIZA MITCHELL.
Maggie Wohlgemuth of Neptune Beach sits atop a giant rocking horse.




THINGS TO SEE AND DO


Ponte Vedra Art Exhibit
An art exhibit, "27 Reasons for the Season,"
runs through Jan. 6 at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church, in the church's Bethel Gallery. The
exhibit, which features Shades of Grace Artists,
presents various media. It's open from 9 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday-Friday and from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sunday. Ponte Vedra Presbyerian is at 4510 Palm
Valley Road. For information, call 285-8225.

Beaches Branch Library
The Beaches Branch Library, 600 Third Street,
Neptune Beach, is offering free movies into
February. Film showings begin at 5:30 p.m. in
the Claiborne Community Room. The upcom-
ing movies are "A Christmas Carol" Dec. 26 and
"Live Free or Die" Jan. 30. February films
include a series of Godzilla movies selected by
library patrons.

Holiday Camps at GTM Research Reserve
The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve offers a series of 15
kids and family activities Dec. 27-Jan. 3. The
programs will be educational, fun and free with
regular admission to the Research Reserve's
Environmental Education Center. Admission is
$2 for adults and $1 for children ages 10-17;
children under 10 are free. Space is limited. Call
904-823-4500 to make a reservation. The pro-
grams begin with Insect Facts & Fun for kids
ages 6-11 from 10-11 a.m. Dec. 27 and conclude
Jan. 4 with a Brown Bag Lunch Lecture for fam-
S ilies on "Right Whales" from 12-1 p.m.

Dance Memories
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
hosts a dance party from 7-11 p.m. Dec. 28.
"Dance Memories" is for those who enjoy an
evening of dancing without fighting crowds or


smoke in clubs. The party is hosted by celebrity
fitness trainer Steve Martini. Soft drinks and
party snacks will be served. Admission is $10 per
person, and patrons should dress.for dancing.
For information, contact the Cultural Center at
280-0614.

Sunset Kayak Tours
Friends of the Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research Reserve, in partner-
ship with Ripple Effect Ecotours, offers a sunset
tour of the Guana River Dec. 30. The two-hour
tour begins at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited; call
Ripple Effect Ecotours at 904-347-1565 to make
a reservation. For information, visit www.ripple-
effectecotours.com. To contact the GTMNERR,
call 904-823-4500.

Oh Say Can You See
"Oh Say Can You Sed: American Art from the
West Foundation Collection" runs through Jan.
2 at the Cummer Museum. The collection fea-
tures 45 paintings by preeminent American
artists from the 19th century through the mid-
20th century, to include landscape painters
Albert Bierstadt, Edward Moran, Jasper Cropsey
and Sanford R. Gifford. Members are free, while
the cost to non-members is $10. For informa-
tion, call 904-356-6857.

Friday Musicale
Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St., Jacksonville, cel-
ebrates the New Year with the Bella Voce
Cabaret, Jim Goodell, director. Opera and
operetta favorites will be presented at 11 a.m:
and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4. All offerings in the new
season are free and open to the public. For.infor-
mation, call Friday Musicale at 904-355-7584 or
visit www.fridaymusicale.com.


" i l .


OTHER BRIGHT
LIGHT SHOWS:
Leader readers recommend:

A home on 6th Avenue
South. From the snow
shows to the lights dancing
with the music. When you
get to this house you get to
park your car and walk up
the fence and listen to the
music or you can sit in your
car and tune to the program
on 89.7. Who ever said it
didn't snow in Florida hasn't
been by this house yet.
Jacksonville Beach is very
fortunate to have someone
want to share such holiday
spirit with the community.
This home must have thou-
sands of lights!

500 Block of 6th Avenue
South

Check out 535 Davis
Street in Neptune Beach.
Bill and June Williams live
there and:they always do ain
outstanding job every year
decorating their yard for the
neighborhood.

"Two houses side-by-side
in Oceanwalk (Atlantic
Beach) have created an
amazing light show perfect-
ly synchronized to
Christmas music!" View and
sing along with your car
radio (tuned to 94.5 FM) at
402, and 408 Snapping
Turtle Ct. E. Prepare to be
dazzled!
402 belongs to Lee and
Debbie Leibecki, and 408
belongs to the Samuels fam-
ily. The location is off
Seminole Road at the north
end of Atlantic Beach --- and
it's worth the drive. Bring
the kids and your camera."
* *
Cindy Nix at 271 Camelia
Street in Atlantic Beach

On Ocean Pond Court in
South Jax. Beach near
Seabreeze School. There are
many handmade displays
made of thousands of
Christmas lights. Many of
the displays are animated.
They were created by Jim
Wright
o* O
Across the street from 618
6th Ave South in
Jacksonville Beach*

Coach Wimpy Sutton's
display across from the
Dunavent's home is also rec-
ommended.

Jamie & Donna's 727 4th
Ave. N.

Warren & Deanna Cape at
405 Sanibel Court in
Neptune Beach


December 21, 2007


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