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Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Publication Date: December 28, 2007
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Vol. 45, No. 55


Weekend Edition *December 28, 2007
An edition of The Beaches Leader


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



A look back at a year in
sports, including football,
baseball, volleyball, tennis,
soccer, golf and softball. See
photos and stories, A-8

Great ideas for family fun
can be found in out Get Out
on page B-1. Showtimes,
New Year's Eve events, Pet
Tales, Club Scene events
and more can also be locat-
ed in the Weekend section.

Start paying attention to
detail and make your home
work for you. See B-10.

See letters to the editors on
local topics, briefs from
:around the Beaches,
Religion Briefs and more in
the A section.

Senior center

cuts class fees

A number of questions are frequently asked about The
Players Community Senior Center, and the answers may
For instance, you don't have to live in St. Johns County
to attend activities or use the facility, located on Landrum
Lane in Ponte Vedra Beach. And you don't have to be 55 or
65 to take part in its activities.
"There's no age limit," said Julie Wright, the St. Johns
County Council on Aging program manager who's based at
the center.
"Everybody's welcome at the community senior center."
Also, there's no longer a charge for most activities at the
"Charging for events was a deterrent," said Wright.
"When we first opened [in May], we had a $5 fee for tai chi
and yoga. We had 25 people sitting in the dining room
doing nothing, and three in each class.
"When it became free [by July], it was a complete
reverse," she said. "My goal is to have as much participa-
tion as possible."
One new, and free, class is "Enjoyment in Music," a
weekly session to be taught by classic pianist Gerson Yessin,
former chair of the University of North Florida's
Department.of Music.
The class begins Jan. 7 and runs 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. every
By dropping fees, the instructors the facility now has are
all volunteers. And Wright said the center is on the
See SENIORS, A-3 0-

photo by ChuckAdam
Celebrating New Year's Eve Thursday at The Players Community Senior Center are Sid Mickler
(from left), Ursula Weinrich, Jean Nicholson and Jo Mickler. The center, 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte
Vedra Beach, is generally open Monday through Friday but is closed Tuesday, New Year's Day.

Two spots vacant on Ponte Vedra MSD


Help wanted: two Ponte
Vedra residents for local gov-
erning board. Must reside in
the Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District (MSD).
Monthly meetings. No pay.
The recent resignations of
two members of the MSD
.Board of Trustees have left the
MSD with five remaining
trustees instead of the usual

Meetings are typically at 6
p.m. the second Monday of
each month at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library,
although there are exceptions,
such as the January meeting,
which is Wednesday.
Curtis Long resigned as an
MSD trustee earlier this month
because he moved outside of
the MSD boundaries.
Fellow trustee William
Donovan resigned in

November for the same reason.
Although board members
are elected, such vacancies are
filled by appointment of
Florida's Gov. Charlie Crist.
"At this time, we haven't
received any applications,"
Thomas Philpot, the
Governor's office deputy press
secretary, said Wednesday dur-
ing an interview.
"We have had a few calls
expressing interest," he added,
saying he expects applications

to start coming in soon.
Application forms can be
found on the Governor's office
web site
The application forms cover
education and employment
history, as well as personal
experiences relating to the
MSD trustee Doug Crane
said he thinks the amount of

time an applicant has lived in
the area deserves the highest
"The most important thing
is that they've been here at
least five years," Crane said
Wednesday during an inter-
view. He added that public
service on a local council or
board is also a plus.
SAlthough- the MSD
announced Long's resignation
during their Dec. 10 meeting,
See MSD, A-3 )-

"Santa's Super Rescue"writ-
ten by Jacksonville Police
Chief Bruce Thomason,
teaches kids a valuable les-
son. See story, A-5.

Michael Lee (right) and two
other players go for the foot-
ball Tuesday in the annual
"Santa Bowl" of the Lee
Family of Ponte Vedra Beach
and some of their extended
family. Mixing generations and
genders, the teams competed
in flag football behind the ten-
nis courts at Rawlings
Elementary School early on
Christmas afternoon. One
family member said the event
is played annually in Ponte
Vedra Beach when family
from North Carolina visit the
family of Laurie and Mike Lee.

Thieves go postal
Pieces of mail that filled at least two garbage bags were
found scattered in Marsh Landing and Dolphin Cove
Christmas morning, according to a police report.
Three St. Johns County Sheriff's deputies returned
much of the mail to 19 residences in the two communi-
ties, which are one block apart but are separated by a
One of the deputies also took reports the same morn-
ing of items stolen from vehicles at two homes on
Linkside Circle in Marsh Landing, according to the
The Sheriff's Office was called about 6 a.m. Tuesday by
a ,Marsh Landing security officer who said he noticed
several articles of mail scattered on various streets while
he was patrolling.
The officer, Steve Schiffman, said that about 5:30 a.m.
he saw two persons running east across Linkside toward
a wooded berm.
One of the persons, a male wearing a gray hooded
sweatshirt, dropped a bicycle he was running with and
fled, according to the report.
See MAIL, A-3 >-

Hotel opening soon

A new luxury resort hotel in Atlantic Beach is set to open
in February, according to hotel management.
The Sea Turtle Inn, located at One Ocean Boulevard, will
officially become One Ocean the first in a chain of luxu-
ry resorts by Remington Hotels in early February, accord-
ing to Managing Director Sileshi Mengiste.
The hotel, originally built in 1975, has undergone a $28
million transformation which includes a complete make-
over of the 193 rooms as well as the addition of a spa, lobby
and new restaurant, according to Mengisfe.
"It's just like building a new hotel," he said.
The luxury chain hotels called The Gallery will feature
photographs by Greg Whitaker in each room and offer a
See HOTEL, A-3 )0

Rendering courtesy One Ocean

s :e Cult a .. .

Sofia Klostermeyer (left) pauses
Thursday while decorating her ice
cream cone holiday tree at art camp at
the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
Beach. Above, Kathryn Smith (from
left), Sullivan Brown and Christopher
Smith, Kathryn's twin brother, work on
their own trees. With the guidance of
Rebecca Bowersox and Penn State
freshman Stephanie Wharen, the class
for 4- and 5-year-olds used various
shades of frosting to decorate their
trees, then did the same with ginger-
bread houses. The youngsters will cre-
ate New Year's celebration-type items
today. Holiday art camp continues Jan.
:2, 3 and 4 at the center, 50 Executive
Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. There also
are classes for 6- to 9-year-olds, said
program and gallery manager Jessica
Ryals. Both groups start at 9 a.m., and
the class for younger children ends at
12:30 p.m. while the class for the older
children continues until 2 p.m; Ryals
said a few spots for next week's class-
es are available. To sign up, 280-0614,
ext. 204, and ask for Jessica.

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Voters to get new cards
New voter information
cards are being sent to approx-
imately 123,000 registered
voters in St. Johns County.
The cards, which will arrive
by mail beginning Thursday,
will contain information on
the voter's new precinct loca-
tion and other information
needed for the 2008 elections.
The year's first voting will
be Jan. 29, when Republicans
and Democrats will select a
preferred presidential candi-
Also on Jan. 29, all regis-
tered voters will decide on
proposed tax revisions to the
Florida Constitution.Sample
ballots will be mailed to .all
registered voters in St. Johns
County the first week of
Voters are advised to check
the new voter information
card before destroying the old

Offices, libraries close
All departments of the St.
Johns County Board of
County Commissioners will
be closed Tuesday for the New
Year holiday.
All branches of the St. Johns

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County Public Library System
will close at 6 p.m. Monday
and will remain closed
Tuesday in observance of New
Year's Day. Normal hours
resume Wednesday.

Holiday refuse schedule
Normal refuse collection
will take place Monday, and
there will be no pickup
Tuesday, according to a news
release from St. Johns County.
For the remainder of the
week, collections will be
delayed one day, as follows:
Tuesday's normal collections
will be done Wednesday;
Wednesday's collections will
be done Thursday; Thursday's
will be done Friday, and
Friday's willbe done Saturday.

Registration ends 12/31
Monday is the last day to
register to vote or change
party affiliations before the
Jan. 29 presidential preference
Voters who have already
registered and wish to change
their name or address can
contact the Elections Office at
823-2238 for information on
how to update their- voter

Voter registration forms and
election information, includ-
ing absentee voting informa-
tion are available on the
Supervisor of Elections' web
site, (www.sjcvotes.us).

Free skin screenings
Free skin cancer screening
will be done Jan. 12 by physi-
cians and staff from the Ponte
Vedra Dermatology and
Aesthetic Surgery Center.
The screenings will be con-
ducted on a walk-in basis 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Marina
San Pablo Clubhouse, located
at San Pablo Road and J.
Turner Butler Boulevard.
"Early detection increases
the odds of curing skin cancer,
so it's important that people
have themselves checked out,
especially if they spent a lot of
time outdoors last- year," Dr.
David Harvey, CEO of the cen-
ter, said in a news release.
The center identified five
cases of melanoma among five
patients within a single
month this summer, a higher
number than usual, the news
release said.
According to the American
Cancer Society, Florida is
expected to record the second-


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Whale movie shown
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve will feature the film
"From Whaling to Watching-
The Northern Right Whale"
on the reserve auditorium's
big screen at 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. every Saturday and
Sunday in January.
Learn all about the whales
that will be migrating past the
beaches of St. Johns County
this winter. Entry to the
movie, as well as the exhibits
at the center, is free with
admission to the center.
Admission to the
Environmental Education
Center is $2 for adults, $1 for
children aged 10 to 17- and
free for those under 10.
The Environmental
Education Center is located

near the Guana dam, off State
Road A1A about 12 miles
south of Mickler Road. For
more information, call 823-

Party with the 'stars'
The Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve south of
Ponte Vedra Beach will host a
"Star Party," an educational
program dealing with astrono-
my, in the Environmental
Education Center from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Jan. 12.
Guests will start inside with
a brief program, and then
head outside to the telescopes
to check out planets, constel-
lations, stars, nebulae, galax-
ies, and other heavenly bod-
The cost is $5 per person,
and guests are invited to bring
their own telescope. Advanced
reservations are required by
calling 823-4500.

MSD meets Wednesday
The Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District (MSD) board
of trustees will meet at 6 p.m.
Wednesday at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library.

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No applications for two seats on MSD board

- MSD, from'A-1
Philpot said the vacancy has
yet to be officially processed.
That means the governor's
office is currently only accept-
ing applications for one MSD
trustee slot.
The remaining MSD board
members may have to carry
the load left by the departing
trustees for the foreseeable

"There really is no standard
timeline for each application,"
Philpot said.
"There's no telling how long.
I think it depends on how
many applicants [there are],"
Crane said.
Philpot said the term of the
seat vacated by Donovan will

end Nov. 4. Crane said there
are three years remaining on
Long's four-year term.
The MSD is a special taxing
district whose property owners
pay about 35 cents per $1,000
in assessed property value for
extra garbage pickup, extra
police protection, street signs
and beautification.

Property taxes and interest
income are expected to pro-
duce $606,350 in the year that
began Oct. 1.
The MSD generally includes
the area east of State Road A1A
from the Duval County line to
Corona Road, then south
along both sides of Ponte
Vedra Boulevard for six miles.

lookout for more. volunteer
Some classes continue to
have a small fee, typically for
materials. Jewelry-making
classes require a $5 supply fee,
and crafts classes have a $3
supply fee.
Another exception is eating
lunch at the center, where
Alan McWilliam is the chef.
"We need a 24-hour
advance reservation notice for
lunches," said Wright. "That's
a $5 donation."
The Players Community
Senior Center has been able to
expand its program offerings
by entering into partnerships
with the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach and the
Winston Family YMCA.
"[Cultural Center program
director] Leigh Rodante had
some grants," Wright said.
"That's how acrylic painting
came to be. Acrylic, sculpting,
ballet and drawing are all
granted through the
Woodcock Foundation.
"We also have a partnership
with the YMCA. One of their
instructors teaches yoga. And
we did offer water aerobics for
one month."
On the subject of grants,
Wright said, "We just received
a grant just shy of $3,000
from the Florida Wildflower
Society for a wildflower but-
terfly garden in back of the

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Jody Mons is dressed festively for the four-days-early New
Year's Eve party Thursday at The Players Community Senior

Coming soon is a tie to the
University of North Florida.
"We are going to be a satel-

lite campus for UNF Lifelong
Learning," said Wright. "The
first class will be French. That

Mail returned to 19 residences

- MAIL, from A-1

The other person wore dark [three] juveniles crossing from
clothes, and Schiffman said he Dolphin Cove . and into
could not determine that per- Marsh Landing."
:son's gender. er wer n' Anothlersecurity guard had
Two radios, headphoiies -.>.collected-,Ku garbage-bags full
opened mail, a CD case and CDs of mail found scattered, and
were found on the ground in Maguire and two other deputies
Marsh Landing by Deputy Craig returned mail to homes in
Maguire, who discovered that at Marsh Landing, as follows: Eight
least two vehicles at homes on homes on Merganser Drive; four
Linkside Circle had been bur- on Linkside Circle, one on
glarized. Cypress Hollow and one on
One of the victims told Bent Pine Court.
Maguire he has "repeatedly seen Mail also was returned to

three homes on Cobia Street
and two on Dolphin Boulevard
in Dolphin Cove.
St. Johns County Sheriff's Sgt;
SChuck Mulligan said Thursday a
U.S. Postal Service inspector
called him and inquired about
the incident.
According to the U.S. Code,
taking or opening mail before it
reaches the addressee is a crime
punishable by a fine of up to
$2,000 or imprisonment for up
to five years, or both.

comes with a small fee, but
that's through UNE"
The center also is adding a
square-dancing class on
Thursday night.
"We're very open to having
new volunteers join us,"
Wright said of the center's
need for general volunteers.
"[Site coordinator] Vicki [Van
Horn] and I both make an
effort to find a niche for the
volunteers.as they come in."
For information on volun-
teering or on classes, call the
center at 280-3233 or visit the
St. Johns County Council on
Aging's web site (www.stjohn-
scoa.com), click on "calendar
of activities" then on the
Players Community Senior
The center is closed Tuesday
for the New Year holiday.

skies. High
77F. Winds
SE at 10 to
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Few show-
ers. Highs in
the upper
60s and
lows in the
low 40s.

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Rooms go

for $179

to $509

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personalized docent, similar to a
concierge, service to guests.
Mengiste said the hotel will be
competing with other upscale
lodgings such as the Ritz-Carlton
in Amelia Island and the Lodge
and Club and Inn and Club in
Ponte Vedra.
The room rates will range in
price between approximately
$179 and $509, according to a
fact sheet. Mengiste said the
market dictates the price.
Each room has an "ocean"-
inspired theme and ocean view,
according to Mengiste.
The hotel will have approxi-
mately 220 employees on staff,
some who will be newly hired to
meet the needs of the new hotel.
"It's a different skill, a different
training, a different knowledge,"
Mengiste said of certain staff
requirements for a luxury hotel.
While the hotel will officially
convert to One Ocean in
February, Beth Graham of Clever
Endeavors Public Relations, said
that the spa and restaurant are
anticipated to open in mid to
late January.

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The Leader's Opinion

Happy New Year and

let the savings begin

Holidays are great, but by this point most of us are just
about ready for things to get back to normal that is chil-
dren back to school, diets with less sugar and workplaces
that are focused on the business plan and not party plans.
The warmth and comraderie that accompany the holi-
days are still evident, though, and the New Year will be
ushered in on Tuesday.'
We would like to wish all a Happy and Prosperous New
In Neptune Beach, city workers will enjoy a four-day
holiday weekend, as the city council has authorized a paid
holiday for city workers on Monday and Tuesday. The city
did the same thing for Christmas and Christmas Eve, as
did Atlantic Beach. (New Year's Eve will not be a holiday
for Atlantic Beach, however.)
Holidays falling on a Tuesday make things a little awk-
ward for workplace scheduling, but in these tight eco-
nomic times, few corporations can afford the largesse of
funding extra holidays. For the'Beaches' smallest cities,
however, morale outweighed cost considerations.
The cost of an extra holiday may not significantly
impact the city budget, but those extras given govern-
ment workers, e.g. fixed pensions, primo health insurance
and the ability to accrue large amounts of sick leave, add
We predict that in 2008 voters will go to the polls to
address tax reform and cities will balk, claiming they have
already cut to the bone.
We also predict that citizens who worked Christmas Eve
and New Years Eve while their city staffs enjoyed a paid
holiday may well recall that more cutting may be in order.

letters to the editor: Mature folks -Job Interviewing 101

Appreciate the support for Mayport USO

To the editor.
Committee would like to thank
all of our Service and, Fraternal
Organizations, for their finan-
cial help and assistance to our
_Jacksoville Area USO Centers
during this past year. They sup-
ported both of the USO NO
DOUGH dinners and the
..Bagram- AB USO: Center, in
Afghanistan. We emphasis that,
"100% of funds donated to
these causes go to that for
which it has been donated."
Our Community media
organizations have been
extremely supportive of all of

our efforts to acquaint our com-
munity with the needs of the
USO in supporting our troops,
both here and abroad.
Our thanks to The Shorelines,
Beaches Leader; the Mayport
Mirror, and the Arlington Sun,
and, to our MOAA press repre-
sentative, Dennis Larson, for
making this possible.
.Sincerely Yours, In Support of
our Service Men and-Women

Jack Berry
Chairmen, USO Committee
Mayport Chapter Military
Officers Association of
America (MOAA)

Unfair that homeless are harassed by police

To the editor:'
Re: Ordinance 31-5
It is unlawful for anyone to
ride a bicycle on a sidewalk or
boardwalk in the city.
Why are there no signs?
Furthermore, the only people
that are being ticketed or
harassed are the homeless.
A great number of these
homeless people, at one time
or another, put their lives on
the line to protect our liberty.
Case in hand, I.am current-
ly homeless and I was riding
my bike down the seawalk,
and officer Elmo, Emo, Nemo
(not sure the spelling of his

name) stopped me aid said,'
"I can take you -tojail for
At the same time there were
several other people who were
not homeless riding by. Why
did he not stop them? I am so
tired of being bullied by the
police (Elmo in particular). I
can't sit on a bench without
him threatening to take me to
jail. I am peaceful, non vio-
lent and I respect others and
their property, no matter
what their social status.

John Abbott
Jacksonville Beach

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hiring managers are con-
vinced you don't want a
purpose driven job, but
something to occupy your time
and earn a spot o' money. As
an experienced female appli-
cant you can pretty much
expect a low offer, if you get an
offer at all I can't speak to
male applicants' expectations.
Generally ...speaking, mature
men are perceived as suave,
sexy,sophisticated aridlapable._
Personally, I don't believe men
have anywhere near the
employment issues to contend
with that women do. -
If you post your resume on
the internet a recruiter will call
with lightening speeds They.
work for the dark side. NMost
represent the employer, are
commission driven and push
the most likely product. As a
mature prospect, it is highly
likely you will be perceived as
"product" having limited shelf
life. After surviving numerous
unsuitable interviews I discov-
ered a way to defuse wild goose
chases. Tell the recruiter you
are a seasoned employee and
ask them to check with their
client to see if you fit the cor-
porate culture. Ninety-nine
percent of the' time, the phrase
"seasoned employee", will elic-
it an important call on another
line resulting in an abrupt end-
ing and you never hear from
them again.
If you survive the telephone
screening, and are invited for a
personal interview, prepare
thoroughly; do internet
research on' the .company.
Create-a great first impression;
make sure you wear age appro-
priate but "with-it" business
attire. Don't wear navy or any-
thing that remotely screams
"granny". Go.for the subdued
Candice Bergen look. By all
means dye your hair. They can
see the gray after you get the
job (and won't they be sur-

g-. '. ... .

prised?). A body wrap the day
prior to the interview is not a
bad idea if you can swing it. Do
not eat anything that has' been
anywhere near salt in two
weeks. Sleep propped up on
acres of pillows, the night
before. Do not eat or drink any-
thing at least eight hours prior
to your appointment. You can
pass out from hunger and thirst
later. Men might want to elim-
inate comb overs and mus-
taches that don't match hair
In the event they haven't fig-
ured out you've been working
since God was a boy, they will
wilt with humiliation when
you arrive. At that point, you
will quickly be herded into a
room with a bazillion unoccu-
pied test computers and direct-
ed to the one you are to use.
Don't be fooled it is the geezer
computer! You cannot win, you
cannot pass. You will be asked-
to perform functions Bill Gates
would kill to know. On a
recent test I was asked to indi-
cate my skill level in Microsoft
office -"Basic", "Intermediate"
or "Expert"? I briefly consid-
ered getting lawyered up before
I answered. If I said "basic",
then there was a risk of infer-
ring I hardly know one end of
the mouse from another. If I
answered "intermediate", that

might indicate I know just
about everything, including
some obscure application used
about once every 10 years that
I would be asked to perform
right then as an impromptu
test. An "expert" answer would
most likely indicate I could do
any number of "techkie" relat-
ed functions they "were not
about to pay me for.
If the interviewer has had
limited life experiences, you
will be defined by their frame.
of reference rather than your
individual skills and abilities.
Bummer. Younger male inter-
viewers may be intimidated
*because you remind them of
-Mnmo. If they hire you, there's
a god clahdyiwey wilI kaed~t'
reincarnate Mom; fetch lunch,
make coffee, get dry cleaning
etc. Younger female interview-
ers may be uptight because you
indisputably remind them of
Mom. One, in a snit, explained
to me that she was all grown up
and did not want to work with
her Mom. I was surprised,
mostly by her over inflated ego,
not by the tasteless remark. I
would not have judged from
her appearance, that I was old
enough to be her mother!
Prospective employers ques-
tion how well you adapt to
change and if you work well
under pressure. What are they -
nuts? Our generation survived
war and ration stamps. We did
without sugar, bubble gum and
roller skates. We have experi-
enced more changes in tech-
nology than any previous gen-
eration. Heck, I figure I'm good
for at least a couple of dozen
fruitless interviews. I've discov-
ered when you are a seasoned
citizen you have the endurance
to kiss a lot of frogs until you
find the prince.
Williams is an Atlantic Beach

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100 years is

enough for

me, pal

A h, the New Year is upon us,
S a time to make predictions
About the future. Here's
one that has me worried: human
beings may eventually live a real-
ly long time.
According to the World Future
Society, we are in the early phas-
es of a superlongevity revolution.
Thanks to advances nanotech-
nology and cell and gene manip-
ulation, scientists may eventual-
ly learn how to keep humans
alive from 120 to 500 years.
Which prompts an important
question: Do we, really want to
live that long?
Sure a longer life would have
its upside. I'd love to have my
parents around forever. I'd love
to swing by for Sunday dinner
for at least 100 years more.
It would be great if we were
able to keep. fellows like Jimmy
Stewart, Johnny Carson and
Dean Martin around.
It would be even better if we
were able to keep around great
minds, such as Einstein, who
could unlock the mysteries of the
But a longer life would have its
downside. Do we really want
baby boomers, who are now
beginning to retire, to vote gov-
ernment benefits for themselves
for several hundred years?
And what of our younger gen-
erations, kids-who are notoriomusJ--
': shi3akitctsMiathertiisoaii yesyear f
2075: You'ie 100 years old! Isri't it
time you move out and get a job!
I'm 45 and already showing
signs of fatigue. In my experi-
ence, life is largely made up of
colds, bills, speeding tickets and
people who let you down. These
experiences are connected
together by a series of mundane
tasks. The drudgeries are occa-
sionally interrupted by a won-
derful meal, a really good laugh
or a romantic evening with a
lovely woman.
Then the mundane stuff starts
all over again.
If we live 100 years or more,
how are we going to pay for it?
Living is expensive. Are we going
to work 50 years, retire, bur
through our nest egg, then sling
hamburgers for a century or two?
On one hand, I think it's great
we humans are getting better at
improving our health and life
spans. But on the. other hand I
know this: DYING is what makes
life most worth living.
Would you enjoy a movie if
you knew it was going to play for
24 hours? No, what makes the
movie enjoyable is its ending.
And it better end within two
hours or we all start squirming in
our seats.
The key to human happiness,
you see, is not an abundance of a
thing, but the lack of it. Doesn't
pie taste better when we know
it's the last slice? Doesn't a foot-
ball garie capture our attention
more when it is the last of the
season the one that determines
who goes out the winner and
who goes out the loser? Isn't a
comedian funnier when he exits
the stage BEFORE we want him
to go?
Hey, futurists, I'm riot sure we
want to stick around too long. If
you believe in God, as I do, this is
just a testing ground anyhow.
This is just practice. It's like two-
a-day football drills. We must
first prove ourselves during the
agony of summer practice to
earn our rights to play in the big
game. 'Do we really want to
spend 500 hundred years run-
ning wind-sprints in summer
When I look up to the stars, I
can't help but sense there are bet-
ter places to go. But it's not until
we check out of Hotel Earth that
we're able to enjoy a place with
more amenities and better serv-
ice. My religion says that place is
Heaven, which I figure I'll get to
sooner or later after doing a
tour of that other place.
Though I don't think
Purgatory will be so bad. Most of
my friends will be there.

nda Borgstede Kathleen Hartman
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Arguing in mock trials is 'very much a team sport'

Fletcher High's Mock Trial Team is
conducting fund-raisers in order to
travel to Orlando for the state finals
in early April.
"We've raised every dime to go
down there since Day 1 in 1991,"
Fletcher law teacher Ed Lange said of
the process that took his team first to
Tallahassee and now to Orlando.
The Senators represent
Jacksonville's 4th Judicial Circuit.
They were champions in 1997 and
runners-up by one point the next
year. Fletcher finished third in 2006.
Last year was the 15th for the state
mock trial. The Senators have been
there 13 times.
"We're pretty solid," said Lange.
"We've won the state once, came in
10th in the nation that year in
Nashville. The following year we lost
by one point to Miami."
The Fletcher team consists of three
returning seniors and three seniors
with two years' experience. A school
can take eight to state, but only six
"We're all just trying to work
together to get Fletcher another state
championship," said senior Josh
Byatt, who joined teammates Sydney
Hanson and Mandy Russo earlier this
month in Lange's courtroom class-
Hanson, in her second year as a
member of the mock trial team,
hopes to pursue a law career at the
University of Florida.
"It's amazing. It's one of the best
things I've ever done," she said of the
program. "It's definitely the favorite

thing I've done at Fletcher. I've
learned so much from it, and I love it.
"You end up giving up three
months of your life because it's so
intense and you work so hard for it.
At the same time, you wouldn't want
it any other way. None of us would."
Hanson's role last year was that of
double attorney, with two sides to
each case.
"You never know, until about an
hour before your case, which side
you're going to play," she said.
Lines in school plays are scripted,
said Lange, but can't be in mock trial.
"This is so unlike that," he said.
'"It's important for both the witness
and attorney to know the questions,
the witness statements. We just keep
switching so that, when we get to
Orlando, everyone knows everyone's
role so well that they can change up."
Russo also is in the program for a
second year.
"Until Coach Lange's class, I really
didn't have any idea about the legal
system and how the court works,"
Russo said. "He was the first to intro-
duce me to law," she said. "Then he
had tryouts for mock trial, and I tried
out. I got on the team, and since then
I love it."
An attorney for the defense and
witness for the plaintiff last year,
Russo also plans a law career at
"They like to talk about the Brain
Brawl, but this is the only really intel-
lectual team we have at Fletcher,"
said Byatt.
"The actual competition is four
days of mental exhaustion. It requires
fast thinking, being able to move.
'And you have to know what you're

talking about.
"Not only does it require that, but
you have to be able to act. Then,
when we open or close, we have to
convince the jury. If we're smart, if
we're fast, it's not going to do any
good if we can't sound good saying
Byatt emphasized the team aspect
of the competition.
"It is very much a team sport. Last
year, one of the reasons we did so
well is because we were one of the
most effective teams at the tourna-
ment. Everything we did was coordi-
nated, and we tried to help each
Lange has been at Fletcher since
1981. His four-class law program
averages 35 to 40 students per class.
"It's a popular course, thanks to the
students," he said.
Teams competing in the state finals
receive a 100-page packet that out-
lines the case. Judging is based on the
performances of the various team
members. There are three attorneys
and three witnesses. Ten is a perfect
score. There are four rounds. And it's
the students' shgw. Advisors have no
"I cannot have any contact," said
Lange. "I dorf't even look at them.
They don't turn around and look at
me. If they do, I walk out of the
"They're so intent on what they're
doing and so well-prepared that they
don't even need to look at me. And
they know the case so well. We prac-
tice four nights a week for three to
four hours a night, January-March.
When we go down there, they know
the case so well."

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Fletcher seniors Sydney Hanson (stand-
ing) Mandy Russo (holding last year's
third-place trophy) and Josh Byatt are
looking forward to traveling to Orlando in
April for the state's high school mock
trial finals.

Top cop (AKA grandpa) pens kid tale

Whirlwinds, hornet nests, flying dogs and a young trio of
super heroes are not the makings of a traditional Christmas
But when your grandfather is the chief of police, anything
is possible.
Jacksonville Beach Police Chief Bruce Thomason parlayed
thieves, daring rescues and precarious situations into a hol-
iday keepsake for his daughter Holli and her family.
"Santa's Super Rescue! & How Beezle T. Claus Tried to
Steal Christmas" is a story Thomason penned for his three
The Honchen children, Cole, who turns 12 on Saturday,
Tori, turning 11 Tuesday, and Austin, 8, all figure promi-
nently in the story. They help to save a kidnapped Santa
Claus using extraordinary super powers and return the
presents hijacked by Santa's evil second cousin Beezle T.
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Thomasonsaidche waatedito:.da something special for:his;
grandchildren and decided to write a book. Jackie, his wife
of 18 years, served as editor and creative director.
"Jackie and I had been talking about what we could get.
the kids for Christmas. They get a lot of video games and
that sort of thing so we wanted to do something a little dif-
ferent," he said.
"I thought, 'hmm, why not write them a Christmas
story?' Once I sat down and started putting ideas on paper
in just kind of flowed."
Before he found his calling in police work, Thomason said
he loved to write. He was recognized for his abilities in high
school but joined the police force after a stint as a dispatch-
er to pay for college.
"I started as a dispatcher at 20. I was not sworn and when
I worked that first eight-hour shift I knew that's what I
wanted to do the rest of my life," he said. "I've been doing
that since April 1, 1967. I was an April fool but I have never
regretted a minute of it. It's been a very rewarding career."
As Police Chief, Thomason said he writes the promotion-
al exams for the department, creating scenarios as true to
life as possible for the officers to evaluate their supervisory
and managerial skills.
"That's always something I've enjoyed doing," he said.
Writing this book for his grandchildren was a labor of
love. Thomason assigned each child a different super
power. Cole is the strongest boy in the world. Tori has the
gift of super speed and can run faster than a jet plane. And
Austin can fly as fast as a rocket.
All are shown on the cover of the book along with the
children's two dogs Maggie, a black and white terrier, and
Herbie, a miniature pinscher.
Morgan Wilson, a graduate of Fletcher High School,
agreed to illustrate the book after Thomason approached
her with the idea.
Police Cmdr. Pat Dooley's wife Kathy, a teacher at Fletcher
High School asked around and a former teacher remem-
bered Wilson's art work and suggested her for the book.
"She is a very accomplished cartoonist," Thomason said,
noting that the cover design mirrors a comic book with a 25
cent price in the upper left hand corner.
Upon closer inspection, Thomason said he realized that
the price also reflects the date of Dec. 25, 2007.
"It's a great detail," he said. "She took pictures of the kids
and she created the images."


The following are planned by
the Ponte Vedra Beach
Chamber of Commerce:
Jan. 9, 7:30 a.m. at
Elizabeth's Cafe, 1500 Sawgrass
Village Dr., 'Chamber Before
Jan. 9, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30
p.m.,. grand opening of
Pusser's Caribbean Grille, 816-
A1A North (at the Veranda
Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. at Marsh Landing
Country Club, Lunch & Learn,
with speaker to be announced
laster. Fee is $20 for members
with a reservation, $25 for oth-
Jan. 23, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30
p.m., grand opening of Tamale
Mollie Restaurant, 1229 3rd St.
S., Jacksonville Beach. Free buf-
fet for members, and a cash bar.

fy-m the Staff of
i^e Leader ..

The cover illustration for "Santa's Super Rescue" and all accompa-
nying pictures are by Fletcher High School graduate Morgan
Wilson who agreed to create the cover for Thomason's book after
she was recommended by one of her former teachers at the



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Criminal mischief was report-
ed Saturday morning in the 500
block of Robles Lane after
graphic images and phrases
were found on the victim's front
door, garage door, and two vehi-
cles, according to a police
Numerous bottles of wine
and beer totalling more than
$400 were stolen from a vehicle
in the 200 block of Royal Tern
Road between Monday night
and Tuesday morning, accord-
ing to a police report.
* *
A bicycle was stolen from the
1200 block of Salt Creek Island
Drive between the night of Dec.
21 and Saturday morning,
according to police.

* *
A window lock was damaged
during a break-in in the first
block of Ramona Street on
Saturday, according to a police
* *
Domestic violence was
reported Monday in the 100
block of Beachside Drive in
South Ponte Vedra, according to
* *
Two suspects took items
worth nearly $1,400 from the
GNC Store in the 800 block of
State Road A1A in Ponte Vedra
during the afternoon of Dec. 21,
according to police.

Johnathan Curtis Kinder, 21,
was arrested for burglary, grand

theft and a misdemeanor charge
of criminal mischief on Dec. 21
in the 500 block of E. Adams
Street, according to a police
report. The incident occurred
in the 400 block of Sargo Road,
according to the report.

Karol Dawn Hurst, 44, was
arrested for grand theft of a
motor vehicle, a misdemeanor
charge of driving under the
influence and resisting an offi-
cer without violence on Dec. 20
in the 1900 block of Mayport
Road, according to a police
* *
Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Dec. 20 in
the 70 block of Levy Road,
according to a police report.
* *

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported on Dec. 21 in
the 1300 block of Rose Street,
according to a police report.
The victim's motor scooter was
stolen, according to the report.
* *
David McKennly Brown, 27,
was arrested for burglary on
Dec. 22 in the 300 block of 5th
Street, according to a police
A 17-year-old female was
arrested for principal in the first
degree and a misdemeanor
charge of loitering or prowling
on Dec. 22, according to a
police report.
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was reported on Dec. 22 in the
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according to a police report. An
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A felony charge of vandalism
was reported on Dec. 22 in the
300 block of W. Third Street,
according to a police report. An
unknown suspect slashed the
tires on two of the victim's vehi-
cles, according to the report.

Burglary was reported on Dec.
26 in the 100 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a police
report. The front window of the
victim's vehicle was smashed
and an iPOD MP3 player, purse,
credit cards and wallet were
stolen, according to the report.

Grand theft was reported on
Dec. 24 in the 1800 block of
Nightfall Drive, according to a
police report. .The victim told
police the suspect stole a dia-
mond pendant; according to
the report.

Grand theft was reported on
Dec. 21 in the 100 block of
Third Street, according to a

police report.

Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported Dec. 25 in the
4400 block of Royal Tern Court.
A green 2001 Buick four-door
valued at $10,000 was stolen
from the victim's driveway. The
victim told police that the keys
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gather Saturday afternoon at the pier to
paddle out in remembrance of one of their
James Edward "Jed" Davis, who would
have turned 45 today, died Sunday, Dec.
23 at Shands Jacksonville of complications
stemming from critical injuries he suf-
fered in a bike accident two weeks earlier.
Friends and family were hopeful that
the longtime surfer and repeat winner of
several contest titles would pull through
following the Dec. 6 accident at 16th
Avenue South and AIA in Jacksonville
Police said Davis was airlifted to Shands
after he rode his bicycle into the path of a
vehicle but he was recently upgraded from
critical to stable condition.
He was alert and moving all of his limbs
before he succumbed, said Mitch
Kaufmann, president of the North Florida
chapter of the Eastern Surfing Association.
"He was right at the peak of doing bet-
ter," Kaufmann said Wednesday. "He got
pneumonia and his heart just gave out."
A blood drive was recently launched at

Jed Davis
the Florida Blood Alliance to help Davis.
Friends were also planning a benefit to
raise money for his mounting medical
That fundraiser has once again become
a memorial for Davis, a fixture on the East
Coast longboard scene since he came to

Jacksonville Beach in 1979.
Kaufmann said a memorial service for
Davis was arranged immediately following
the accident because he was not expected
to survive his injuries.
Friends and family will now gather at 3
p.m. on the beach at the pier to paddle
out in his memory. A celebration of his life
will follow at Eddie Bahamas at 314 1st
Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach.
"Although Jed lived his life as a 'soul
surfer,' his competitive prowess was
unsurpassed by very few," Kaufmann said.
"Whether competing on big waves or
small, long board or short, Jed made it
look so easy and was nearly always in the
Davis earned himself the nickname
"Money Man" by taking the purse at con-
tests but he shunned corporate sponsor-
ships, preferring to ride on boards made
by friend and local shaper Tim Chew.
"Jed was a great representative for the
sport, always ready to help out at contests
or lend a hand to a struggling beginner in
the water," Kaufmann said. "He didn't
care about sponsors. He did it for the pure
love of surfing."

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known as
"Jed," died
23, 2007. He
was born
27, 1962 and
had lived in
Beach since 1979.
He is survived by his moth-
er, Judith Davis; father,

Johnny Davis and wife, Hazel;
siblings, Pamela, Tracy and
Stacy; nephews, Jordan and
Jalen; daughter, Deanna; a
host of aunts, uncles and
cousins; and also all his dear
friends in the beach commu-
nity and lifelong friends from
He will catch his last wave
at a paddle out at the
Jacksonville Beach Pier at 3
p.m. Dec. 29, with a celebra-
tion of his life at Eddie
Bahamas afterward.


Fra ncis
89, of
A At an.tic
S Beach died
19, 2007 at
Ce n t e r
Beaches. Born in Newport,
R.I., he was the son of George
and Katherine Naumann.
He was commissioned a
naval aviator in May 1941
and served his initial assign-
ment as an SOC-2, scout
plane pilot, on, the USS
Northhampton [CA-2A], join-
ing Northhampton just prior
to the Battle of Midway. He
catapaulted off the
Northhampton the morning
the ship was sunk in a night
combat action off
He transitioned to the PV-1
Ventura, participating in
numerous campaigns in the
Pacific Theater, including
Guadalcanal, Tinian and the
Philippines. Highlights of his
22-year naval career also
included command of VF-72,
where he flew the Panther
[F9-F] aboard the USS Hornet
[CVA-12], and Air Boss on the
USS Essex [CVA-9].
Following his retirement
from the Navy, he received
his Bachelor of Arts from
Jacksonville University, and
during the 1960s taught his-

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Rarely venturing across the
Intracoastal, he was deeply
committed to the preserva-
tion of the Beaches and was a
sincere advocate of the
lifestyle of this coastal com-
He was a loving husband,
father and grandfather whose
constant ready wit and pen-
chant for political commen-
tary will be missed, the family
said. He is survived by his
wife of 61 years, Anneliese
Naumann; son, Capt. Keith
Naumann, USN Ret., and his
family, wife Carol Naumann
and daughter Carrie Paige
Naumann of Virginia Beach,
Va.; and daughter-in-law,
Louise Naumann of Atlantic
Beach. He was predeceased by
his son, Mark Naumann.
In lieu of flowers, the fami-
ly requests donations be sent
to the American Lung


C. Lewis, 88,
d i e d
December 24,
2007. She
was born
December 23,
1919 in East
Point, Ga.
She attended
Girl's High
School in

Atlanta, Ga. and Draughn's
Business College.
She married Ford M. Lewis
on June 7, 1941. She was a
member of Trinity Presbyterian
Church of Atlanta and then
Westminster Presbyterian
Church of Grovetown, Ga.
LeMargaret was a devoted wife,
mother and grandmother and
will be greatly missed, the fam-
ily said,
Family members include her
son, Michael Ford Lewis (Jane);
daughter, Betty Lewis Chavie
(Rick); five grandchildren,
Tracey Jane Johnston,
Elizabeth Ann, Michael Ford II,
Jennifer Lindsay and Emily
Holmes Lewis; and brother,
Ret. Colonel Edwin F Cavaleri
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Ford M. Lewis,

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chapel of Quinn-Shalz Family
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Navy Chaplain shares reason for hope


Twenty-four years serving
as a Navy Chaplain has given
Command Chaplain Phil
Wyrick "reason for hope in
people and in the goodness
and grace of God beyond imag-
ination," he said in a recent
Wyrick will retire from his
duties as Command Chaplain
at Naval Station Mayport in
February, 2008. His retirement
ceremony will be held at the
Chapel by the Sea on January
Raised in a devout Southern
Baptist home in Hamilton,
Ohio, Wyrick said that at the
age of 17 he felt the call to the
He earned a degree in
Philosophy from the
University of Cinncinnati and
a Masters of Divinity from the
Southern Baptist: Theological
After serving iia community
churches for three years,,
Wyrick was commissioned as
reserve Navy chaplain. In
January, 1984, he began active
duty service.
Wyrick and his wife
Christine live in Ponte Vedra
and have two grown children.
After his retirement, he plans
to travel, do volunteer work,
and is interested in starting a
-small business.
During his naval career,
Wyrick served with Destroyer
Squadrons, Trident
Submarines, and the Fleet
Marine Force. He served for
three years in the Naval
Chaplain's Creedo Ministry in
Naples, Italy.
One of the highlight of his
career occurred while he was
deployed with the 26th Marine
Expeditionary Force off the
coast of Bosnia in 1995 and
1996, he said.
During that time he had the
opportunity to go on liberty in
Haifa, Israel. While there
Wyrick said that he baptized
24 sailors and marines in the
Jordan River.
Wyrick has served as
Command Chaplain at Naval
Station Mayport since
February, 2006
One of the missions of the
Commanding Officer of Naval

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Mayport, will retire from active duty service on February 1, 2008.

Station Mayport is to ensure
the "free exercise of religion,"
said Wyrick.
The Command Chaplain
supports this mission by facili-
tating the religious require-
ments for all faith groups; pro-
viding worship, religious coun-
sel, and religious education;
managing and providing pas-
toral care for military person-
nel and their families; and
advising the command on
ethics, morals, and religion
and culture, he said.
A military chaplain can't
"just be a preacher man."
They need to understand the
institution and operate within
the boundaries of the Navy
while remaining relevant.
Wyrick said that he has been
honored to be a military chap-
lain for 24 years.
"I have been led by superb
people and hopefully I have
done a little leading myself."
In their work, chaplains help.
people during all the major life
cycle events; weddings, bap-
tisms, injuries,, illnesses,
deaths, and separation from
home, he said.
"I will miss everything about
the, people work with during
those life cycle moments," he
One of the most difficult

responsibilities of a military
chaplain is being with people.
as they experience trauma and
In the military, those serving
and their families sometimes
see more traumatic events in a
couple of years than the average
person might over many years,
said Wyrick.
Chaplains are at their best in
these situations when they
"bring some sense of hope they
can go on in life."
The 17th Chapter of the
Book of Exodus in the Old
Testament has special meaning
for Wyrick and offers insights
into the work of a military
In this chapter, Moses and
the Isrealites are in battle with
the'Aialekites, he said.
God promises victory to the
people of Israel if Moses will
hold his hands up while the
battle continues. After Moses
tires, his brother Aaron and
one of the generals stand
beside him and hold his hands
up for him.
"Sometimes we need people
to hold our hands up when we
are tired," said Wyrick.
That isl What iilitary"chai'-3 :
lains do. They walk alongside
and help people to hold up
their hands, he said.

180 Tour
New Life Christian
Fellowship and Providence
School will host the 180 Tour at
6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11.
Featured speaker will be Crysal
Woodman Miller, a survivor of
the Columbine tragedy. Music
will be provided by Casting
Pearls. Tickets are $8 in advance
and $10 at the door. For infor-
mation call 223-6000; tickets
can be pruchased at
itickets.com or 1-800-965-9324.

Women's Luncheon
The Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection will host a
Women's Brunch from 9:30 to
11 a.m. on Wednesday, January
9 at the Selva Marina Country
Club. The program will include
a talk by wellness coach Nikki
Lament on keeping New Year's
resolutions and a message from
Kelly Stigliano. The cost is $12
for non-members and compli-
mentary child care is available
by reservation. Contact Kate at
534-6784 or Caroly at 221-0670
or viist

Sunday Bagel Series

Beth El Beaches Synagogue
will present local author Mary
Stickney at the next Sunday
Bagel Breakfast on Sunday,
January 13. Breakfast is served

at 9:30 a.m. and the program
begins at 10:15 a.m.
Stickney, ifauthor of "Jungle
Paths and Palace Treasures: An
American Woman Encounters
the Romance and Reality of
India" and "River of Pearls" will
discuss her service in the United
States Department of State.
Beth el is at 288 N. Roscoe Blvd.
in Ponte Vedra. Call 273-9100
for information.

Forum Series
M The Adult Forum Series at St.
Paul's. by the Sea Episcopal
Church continues at 9.a.m. on
January 6 and 13 with "Scarred
by Struggle, Transformed by.
Hope" based on the book by
Joan Chittister. Lib D'Zamko
will lead the discussion. On
January 20, Anne Wiggins and
members of the church youth
group will present
"Experiencing Cuba" from their
recent mission trip there.
The community is welcome
to attend; for information con-
tact the church office at 249-
4091. Forums are held in the
school library in Stormes Hall.'
The church campus is at Fifth
Street and 11th Avenue North
in Jacksonville Beach.

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 auc-
tion will follow the business

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 Nochum
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 dona-
tion for the series is $36 with
advance registration. Call 285-
1588 for information.

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
welcome to attend. The
church's Family Life Center is at
578 1st Avenue North in
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call Margaret at 280-

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State title for Nease golf highlights second half of year


The second half of 2007 had a lot to live up to
following the thrills and excitement of the year's
first six months. That it did, and even exceeded
what had previously occurred, is a testament to
the caliber of athletes and teams we're fortunate
to have here at the Beaches.
The Fletcher High boys swim team dominated
throughout the fall season, capping its campaign
with the District 1-3A championship by more
than 160 points over second-place finisher
Bartram Trail. That followed the Senators boys
and girls teams winning Gateway 'Conference
championships a week earlier.
Fletcher's girls .cross country team won the
Gateway Conference crown in late October.
In golf, both Fletcher and Nease had tremen-
dous success, but it was the Panthers boys team
that brought home a state championship and
made history in the process.
From our coverage in the Nov. 2 issue:
In the storied history of Nease boys golf, this
week's performance at the Class 2A state tourna-
ment will go down in the record books.
It wasn't simply that none of the team's golfers
carded more than a 3-over during Wednesday's
second round, nor was it just the Panthers' 23-
stroke victory over runners-up Miami Palmetto
and Orlando Olympia.
What made this week's championship so

notable is that by, earning a sixth state crown,
Nease High became the most successful boys golf
program in Florida history. In wrapping up its
sixth title, Nease broke a tie with Bradenton Prep
and Tampa Plant for the most state golf titles.
Panthers diver Kirsty Shepler put an exclama-
tion point on her undefeated 2007 campaign
with a second consecutive state title Nov. 2 in
Nease High's Catherine O'Donnell, who helped
lead her team to a second-place finish in the state
tournament, also qualified and played in the U.S.
.Women's Amateur Championships at Crooked
Stick Golf Club in Indiana. After two days of
stroke play, she advanced to the match play por-
tion of the event before bowing out.
In volleyball, Fletcher High advanced to the
district playoffs before being upended in the
opening round by longtime nemesis Orange
Park. While the Senators finished with a losing
record (12-14), first-year head coach Janice Wish
said the season can be termed a success because
the team made progress and overcame injuries.
In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year at
Nease, the team surpassed expectations by win-
ning a regional title and earning a spot in the
Class 4A volleyball final four. The Panthers (25-6)
were eliminated by Lemon Bay, but equalled the
success of last year's squad.
Fletcher football clawed its way back to promi-
nence with an 8-2 regular-season record, in the
process earning a berth in the state playoffs for

the first time in three years. But a late-season loss
to Bartram Trail meant the Senators had to hit the
road for a 335-mile journey to Niceville for the
opening round of the postseason where they suf-
fered a 30-13 loss.
From our coverage in the Nov. 21 issue:
It was supposed to be a year of rebuilding foi
the Fletcher High football team this season.
Joe Reynolds' squad wasn't supposed to finish
8-2 during the regular season and claim a spot in
the state playoffs.
The Senators rode a seven-game win streak
through the season, found themselves in
Niceville for the first round of playoffs and con-
cluded a season that Reynolds called "one of the
best" seasons as a Fletcher coach.
The Senators lost to the Eagles, 30-13, in their
"first playoff game in two years, though not with-
out a fight.
"We played really hard," Reynolds said, "but
we had a lot of penalties. We had an excessive
amount of penalties."
Despite being flagged for a whopping 240 yards
worth 'of penalties, Fletcher was able to hang with
the Eagles throughout the game.
"It was supposed to be a rebuilding year,"
Reynolds said. "We were surprised by how much
success we had."
Meanwhile, Nease returned to the Class 4A state
championship game for a third straight time. The
Panthers sought to solidify their dynasty with a

victory over heavily-favored

Miami Booker T.

From our coverage in the Dec. 19 issue:
ORLANDO Nease High knew it had its
hands full when it took on nationally ranked
Booker T. Washington High in Saturday's Class
4A state championship football game.
Not only were the unbeaten Tornadoes (14-0)
a team to be reckoned with on the gridiron, the
Miami-based football squad featured a host of
players who helped Washington claim a share of
the 3A state track title last May in Winter Park.
Senior wide receivers Brandon Harris and
Devon Johnson, who combined for 10 recep-
tions and 155 yards in the 23-15 victory over
Nease, ran legs of Washington's state champi-
onship 4x400-meter relay team last spring.
Harris also won the 800 meters and anchored
the Tornadoes' state runner-up 4x800 relay.
Johnson was the state runner-up in the 200-
meter dash.
Sophomore tailback Eduardo Clements (133
all-purpose yards, 3 touchdowns) placed 12th in
the long jump. Senior defensive backs Kenny
Smith, Natturner Harris and Rennie Carty, senior
wideout Ben Hyppolite and junior DB Jamal
Forrest also compete for the Tornadoes in track.
"Knowing [Nease] would be a little bit bigger
than us, we were going to use our speed and
quickness to put us in a position to be success-
ful," Tim Harris, Washington's head coach, said
after Saturday's title game.



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Annual Polar Plunge a cool fundraiser

Are you ready to take the plunge? The
annual Polar Plunge in Jacksonville Beach
is New Year's Day at 8:30 a.m. at the
by the ,Sea
Walk pavil-
ion. The
only rules
are to "skin
it" or wear
nothing but
a swimsuit
[no wetsuits]
and you
have. to
b e c o m e
returning to
the beach.
T h e
plunge is
u f organized by
t h e
Surf WaveMasters
Surf Club, a
local non-
C uItI r profit organ-
ization of
which has raised thousands of dollars for
Beaches charities since 1982 [www.wave-
"It's a great wayto, start the new year by
doing something beyond the norm," said
WaveMasters vice president Mitch
Kaufmann. "Some say the water is not
really that cold here in early January and
they might be right. But you never know

Photo Submitted
Art for the 2008 Polar Plunge in Jacksonville Beach by Mike Whitaker, which will be on
the complimentary long sleeve T-shirt all participants will receive.

what Mother Nature will deliver when
the day actually arrives."
Kaufmann said the event has grown
every year since the first plunge nearly 20
years ago with nearly 500 participants in
recent years. Commemorative longsleeve
T-shirts with artwork by Mike Whitaker
depicting a polar bear and a penguin surf-
ing will be available for purchase. Prizes
will also be awarded for the oldest,
youngest and traveled the farthest.
The WaveMasters raises money through

their annual surf contest to benefit local
youth and environmental causes. This
year the club donated $500 to Beaches
Watch and The Carver Center. The Carver
Center, located in Jax Beach, provides a
safe environment for neighborhood kids
to learn computer skills, drama, the arts,
and athletic programs. Beaches Watch is a
citizens group that focuses on preserving
our Beaches quality of life.

Whiting, Sheepshead biting through the Beaches

Surf fishing for whiting just
keeps getting better and
better. Sheepshead are still
active along the jetties and
also around the pilings of the
Jax. Beach Pier. Snapper catch-
ing hasn't been better in years
and could easily be labeled the
fish of the week. Veteran
anglers are using live shrimp
and having no trouble catch-
ing their limit of speckled
Keith Payton was just one of
the pier anglers who caught all
the whiting he could clean last
week. On two morning trips
last week he caught 61 whiting.
Spencer Brogden used fresh
dead shrimp on the Pier last
Monday morning to catch 45
whiting and Mike Youngblood
came off with 45 whiting last
week. Zsolt Takacs weighed up
a pair of five pound sheepshead
.on Tuesday. Voradet
Thepsouvanh used live fiddlers
around the concrete pilings of
S the Pier to catch 8 sheepshead
to six pounds.
Veteran anglers Butch
Garvin, John Campbell and Bill
Groves on the "B.E." last week
caught 40 speckled trout and a
red near the Base jetties All
were caught on live shrimp
under corks.
Larry "Fishman" Finch and
friend David Miracle pulled -15
sheepshead out of the rocks last
Wednesday. On another trip to
the surf the duo caught 45
whiting. All of the whiting
were caught on fresh dead
Canal guide John Dyrssen
fished last Wednesday with hus
friend Dwight Hibbard. They
anchored on only two spots
near the Wonderwood Bridge
before finding a good bite, of
trout. They used live shrimp for
bait and netted 20 speckled
trout, 2 flounder and a
Nine year old Joe Bushor
stopped by B&M with his'

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Photo Submitted
WaveMasters vice president
Mitch Kaufmann hands a
check for $500 to Sandy
Golding of the civic group
Beaches Watch as proceeds
from a recent surf tournament.

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catch, a twenty-four inch red.
Capt. Dave Sipler put his
live shrimp in one of his special
spots in the river last Saturday
and caught 4.speckled trout, 4
blues and 15 redbass.
It was another outstanding
week of bottom fishing aboard
the "Mayport Princess." Buck
Gergley, Dick Berry. Jonathan
and Houston Stevens were just
a few of the anglers who
brought-their limit of snapper
over the rail of the "Princess.'
Many other snapper were too
short to keep and had to be
released. Mixed in with the
snapper catches were amber-
jack, beeliners, seabass and an
occasional red, grouper and
James Gergley and Josh Bill,
fishing out of B&M with both
live shrimp and artificial,
caught 40 reds, 12 sheepshead,
2 drum, a flounder and 7
undersized snook that had to
be released.
.Capt. Dennis Young with
the Grady James partylast
Thursday caught 21 snapper,
keeping ten. They also boated
3 grouper to sixteen pounds,
60 seabass and a dozen beelin-
ers. The Chris Dibble party
made a trip to the party
grounds with Capt. Dennis
earlier in the week and
brought 10 big snapper and 30
seabass to the cleaning table at
the newly remodeled

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Photos Submitted
Above, Ann Young caught her first.fish, a drum, while fishing
with guide Fred Morrow last week. Below, Taylor Weaver and
Charlie Mathews show off their recent catch, including nine
snapper, two grouper and a dozen seabass.

Jacksonville Marina in
Capt. Kirk Waltz with David
Bissell ', anchored the
"Enterprise" on one of his
favorite jetty spots just off the

end of the south jetties. In just
several hours of. fishing they
caught 14 reds and 8 trout.
Good Fishin' and a very
Happy New Year.

Photo Submitted
WaveMasters Society treasurer Tim Durden donates $500 to the
Carver Center in Jacksonville Beach.

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Images of 2007

Area sports provided plenty of memorable moments in 2007. The Beaches Leader
and Ponte Vedra Leader were there to capture many of them: Here are a few of our
favorite photographs from the preceding 12 months.


ABOVE: Nease High diver Kirsten Shepler competes in the District 3-2A championships Oct. 17
at Cecil Aquatic Center. Shepler won and went on to capture her second straight state diving title
in early November. (Photo by Rob DeAngelo)

LEFT: Fletcher High's Antwoin
Conerly gets flipped after going
up for a rebound during an early
December game against
Providence. (Photo by David

LEFT: Fletcher High defensive
backs Jason Kelly (6), Marcus
Berg and Lacy McDougald
(bottom) break up a pass
intended for Lee High receiver
Marcus Murphy in a game
Oct. 25. (Photo by Rob

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Located at the corner of Beach Blvd. & San Pablo
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The Beaches
Dick's Wings
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Wok 'n' Roll'
Chinese Food
P.K. Noodles
Vietnamese Cuisine
Spillers Framing
& Art Gallery

Beall's Outlet
Family fashion for less
Elegant Nails
Complete Nail Service
Bill Clark's
Karate America,
Game Force
New & Used
Video Games
On The Rocks
Bar & Package Store

Payday Advance
SJackson Hewitt
Tax Service
Watch & Clock Repair
The UPS Store
Making Business Easier
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Most insurance


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* Pet Tales (right)
... see B-5
* Arts
... see B-3
* Computer tips
... see B-4


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 train-
er Steve Martini. Soft drinks and
party snacks will be served.
Admission is $10. For informa-
tion, contact the Cultural
Center at 280-0614.
Holiday Camps at GTM
Research Reserve
The Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve offers a current
series of kids and family activi-
ties. The programs conclude Jan.
4 with a Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture for families on "Right
Whales" from 12-1 p.m. The
offerings are 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. Call 904-823-4500 for
information or to make a reser-

Sunset Kayak Tours
Friends of the Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve, in
partnership 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 infor-
mation, visit www.rippleeffecte-
cotours.com. To contact the
GTMNE RR, call 904-823-4500.

Oh Say Can You See
"Oh Say Can You See:
American Art from the West
Foundation Collection" runs
through Jan. 2 at the Cummer
Museum. The collection features
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-mem-
bers is $10. For information, call

Art in the House
The Cummer Museum pres-
ents Art in the House, an exhibi-
tion of works from children at
the Sulzbacher Center for the
Homeless. The exhibition show-
cases the stories of 24 children,
ranging in age from 3 to 23,
whose life experiences are
focused on survival and security.
Through a series of workshops,
the children created paintings,
prints, collages, ceramic and
wire sculptures. The collection
of approximately 60 works will
be on exhibit through Feb. 24.
The cost to non-members is $10;
members are free. For informa-
tion, call 904-355-0630.
Noon Year's Eve
Noon Year's Eve will be cele-
brated Dec. 31 at Adventure
Landing. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,
kids 12 and under can enjoy All-
U-Can-Play go-karts, miniature
golf and laser tag for $10 per
person. At noon, in celebration
of the New Year, all youngsters
can participate in a balloon
drop, and all balloons are filled
with prizes.

New Year's Day Yoga
The third annual New Year's
Day Yoga to benefit the Beaches
Emergency Assistance Ministry
[BEAM] will be held Jan. 1 in the
main dining room of Selva
Marina Country Club, 1600
Selva Marina Dr., Atlantic Beach.
The classes are free. Gentle Yoga
is at 10:30 a.m. and Yoga Flow is
at 12 p.m. Participants should
bring a yoga mat or beach towel.
For more information, contact
yogakate@bellsouth.net or Kate
at 742-4582.

Friday Musicale
Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St.,
Jacksonville, celebrates 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 information, call
Friday Musicale at 904-355-7584
or visit




"In Our. Own Backyard," an
.exhibit by the Cypress
Village Photography Club,
will open Jan. 5 at 2 p.m.
at Egret Hall. Light
refreshments will be
served. The exhibit will run
until March 6 at Brookdale
Cypress Village, a retire-
ment community off of San
Pablo Road in the West


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Public celebrations planned

Lynchs Irish Pub-
Bring in the new year with a Jacksonville Beach favorite as
Roger That performs all night. Prizes will be given away during
the celebration.

Freebird Live-
JJ Grey and MOFRO will be be rocking in.the new year
Monday, Dec. 31. The concert is an all ages show, tickets are
available online.

The Atlantic-
Bring in the new year Monday, Dec. 31, DJ Wes Reed and
Massive provide the nusic. The event starts at 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
A champagne toast and party favors will be available. VIP table
reservations available, call 249-3338.

The Ocean Club-
Celebrate the New Year's Eve Monday, Dec. 31 with DJ Marco,
DJ George Torres and The Infader playing your favorite music
on the dance floor. Live feed from Times Square and VIP table
packages are available. A champagne toast and balloon drop

Short trip will

bring you to

skating, snow

and s'mores

The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre will be a Winter
Wonderland through Jan. 6.
*The first outdoor ice skating
rink in St. Augustine's history is
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 904-471-1965
to schedule lessons.
*Theatre Saint Augustine
presents O. Henry's "Gift of the
Magi" through Jan. 6.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. and 8
p.m. Friday and Saturdays,
with matinees at 2 p.m. and 4
p.m. Sunday.
*It snows every night at 9
p.m. Magic snow can be pur-
chased to throw at one anoth-
*Sleigh rides are $10 for
adults and $4 for children.
Sleighs glide past southern red
cedar, magnolia and oak trees
adorned in holiday lights.
*Fire pits 'are available for
stores, hot chocolate, apple
cider, homemade cookies and a
wide variety of food and holi-
day treats will be available
throughout: "Winter
*"Winter Wonderland" hosts
magician Mark Allan at 6 p.m.
Jan. 3. Allan's appearance is
sponsored by the St. Johns
County Public Library.
Winter Wonderland family
passes are $60 and include 10
skating passes. Winter
Wonderland is sponsored by
the Tourist Development
Council, WSOS and St. Johns
County Public Library System.
The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre is at 1340C A1A
South. For information, visit
or call 904- 471-1965.

at midnight and party favors offered all night. They will be serv-
ing until 4 a.m.

Twisted Sisters-
1266 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach
Celebrate New Year's Eve Monday, Dec. 31 with the Dirty
Gringos. No cover charge for this event. First dinner seating at
6 p.m., reservations are available. Complimentary champagne
toast and all screens on for the ball drop.

The Brix-
00 2nd St N, Jacksonville Beach, 241-4668' --
Monday, Dec. 31 Celebrate the New Year with no cover charge
and no reservations necessary. Party goes on until 4 a.m.

Twisted Martini- Ponte Vedra
822 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach, FI 280-8800.
Bring in the 2008 with great music and favor for you to enjoy
Monday, Dec. 31. Twisted Martini's Ponte Vedra Beach location
is offering various New Year's Eve packages.



Katrina Middleton (left) and daughter Holly Middleton participate in the North Beaches Art Walk
held Dec. 20. The pair set up hand-crafted jewelry from their business, Beachy Beads, at
Shelby's Coffee Shop in Neptune Beach.




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is treat

for movie


Considering how pop-
ular "National
Treasure" (2004) was,
The Disney Co. snuck its
sequel, "NT: Book of
Secrets," into theaters as
though it should be
wrapped in a brown-paper
bag. That's too bad, because
the movie is a whale of a
fun time in Disney's best
escapist tradition.
(BTW, if you want to-
make comparisons, the '04
original is on USA Network
tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.)
The sequel doesn't cut
any corners. It opens with
an elaborate flashback
showing a man sacrificing
his life to keep the
Confederates from re-spark-
ing the Civil War. The man
turns out to be the great-
great-granddaddy of famed
treasure hunter Ben Gates
(Nicholas Cage), who is giv-
ing a lecture on same.
But wouldn't you know
it? A smart-aleck named
Mitch (Ed Harris) is in the
audience and just happens
to have a page from John
Wilkes Booth's diary. (Don't
you hate when that hap-
According to Mitch, the
previously missing page
proves, not only that old
man Gates wasn't on our
side, but that he was a key
conspirator in the death of
Abraham Lincoln.
Gates' eagerness to prove
his ancestor's innocence
takes him on a 'round-the-
world trip involving a
breakneck car chase in
London, kidnapping the
current U.S. President, and a
climax at Mount Rushmore
that Alfred Hitchcock would
have drooled over. This
Gates fella never has any
simple problems, does he?
No doubt, Internet blog-
gers are already busily
debunking the movie's
attempts at faux history.
The movie's biggest whop-
per sure to appeal to con-
spiracy theorists is that
the Library of Congress
holds a book in which every
U.S. President has written
about secrets held under his
term (e.g., Nixon's missing
18 minutes from the
Watergate tapes). Well, that
explains a few presidents'
terms, I suppose.
But if you can accept the
movie on that level, you're
in for a good time. It's not at
all difficult to tell that this
is a Jerry Bruckheimer pro-
duction. The movie has the
goosey music and where's-
the-next-plot-point pacing
of his TV show "The
Amazing Race," and it's just
as much fun.
And the movie is carried.
well by its surprisingly A-list
cast, including Cage (at his
earnest best), Harris, Jon
Voight, and that senior-citi-
zen babe Helen Mirren.
As a bonus surprise,
Disney has given the movie
a curtain-raiser: an unher-
alded but hilarious, brand-
spanking-new Goofy car-
toon short, "How to Install
Your Home Theater." Suffice
to say, The Goof is as
charmingly clueless as ever:
"National Treasure: Book of
Secrets" is rated PG for scenes
of violence and peril.

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

The Beaches Chapel STARS Dancers performed at both Christmas Eve Services. From left are Carrie Miller, Cade Altenbach,
Nicole Radycz, Daisy Dowdrick, Bonnie Wohlgemuth, Cami Gunn, Emily Brune, Andrea Petit, and Alexandra Smith




care for


Although shoveling snow
and avoiding black ice are
not part of Floridians' winter
routines, there are special
considerations to take during
colder weather, specifically
regarding the care of your
lawn and plants.
To help Florida residents
maintain healthy and thriv-
ing lawns, even during the
winter, follow the following
Natural Nutrients
Applying the correct fertil-
izer for your area will give
the grass the nutrients it
needs to stay healthy. In
North and Central Florida, a
fertilizer wr:ith"i ,only,
Potassium aid. micro-nutri-
ents will work best. In all
areas, avoid a quick-release
nitrogen source fertilizer
because it could simulate
brown patch fungus, among
other common diseases that
afflict lawns. By adding the
correct fertilizer into your
lawn regimen, you will be
providing energy to the
plants, enhancing root
growth that allows for green-
ing during warm periods.
Watch Out For Weeds
Annual weeds thrive dur-
ing winter since they favor
cooler weather. Weeds also
appear more prominent this
time of year due to the fact
that lawn growth is slowed
from the cold weather.
Water Works
Just because it is winter
and your grass is growing
less, doesn't mean you
shouldn't water it. During
cold weather, reduce your
watering frequency to once a
week for most lawns. Be sure
you are allowing moisture to
Wet the entire root system;
usually one-half to three-
quarters of one inch of water
will suffice. But do not over-
water your lawn in the win-
ter, as excessive soil moisture
will cause an increase in
weeds and lawn disease
When a freeze warning is
announced, turn off your
irrigation system. Never
water your lawn during a
freeze. Although your lawn
and plants should be thor-
oughly watered before a
freeze, watering during one
could cause serious damage
to your plants and lawn.
Also, be sure to cover any
plants that are not cold-tol-
erant with blankets or card-
board boxes. Remove all
coverings once the threat of
frost or freeze has passed.
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Middleton Pest Control Inc., a
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Plenty of holiday fun available

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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 exhib-
it, 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 Presbyterian is at 4510 Palm Valley
Road. For information, call 285-8225.

Free Yoga New Year's Day
Yoga with Joan & Jim offers a free yoga class
from 10-11:15 a.m. New Year's Day at Let's Dance
Studio, 246 Solano Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat or a
large towel, and all are welcome. There will be
separate classes for beginners and experienced.
For information, call Joan Ryan at 280-4628 or
Jim Ryan at 280-4130, or e-mail them at yoga-
joan@comcast.net or yogajim@comcast.net.

Holiday Favorites at IMAX
Two holiday favorites, "The Polar Express" and
"Happy Feet," are on the IMAX screen at World
Golf Village. The features run through Jan. 6.
Tickets to both can be purchased at
www.wgv.com. Tickets are $10 for adults. with
discounts for children, military, seniors and stu-
dents. A complete film schedule, as well as addi-
tional ticket information, can be obtained on-line
at www.wgv.com or by calling 904-940-IMAX
(4629). Tickets also can be purchased at the box

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.

For The Seniors

Players Community Senior
Center' ;
Barbara Sanis teaches an art
class from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Dec. 28 at The Players
Community Senior Center, 175
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
Beach. 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.
There is no charge for either
activity. Call 280-3233 for infor-

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

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

Monday Movie Matinees
Every Monday, the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center
serves popcorn, candy and a
soda for $2 to go along with
Monday Movie Matinee
Madness. Call 270-1688 for

New Intermediate Tap
Starting Jan. 7, Intermediate
Tap by Jane will be offered at the
Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center from 10-10:45 a.m. Call
Jane at 241-0432 for required

Computer Classes at Senior
*Senior Computer Classes:
The Neptune. Beach Senior
Activity Center offers computer
classes for seniors Jan. 8-24.
Beginning Computers is sched-
uled Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 10 a.m.-12* p.m., while
Intermediate Computer Class,
including Microsoft Word, is
scheduled the same days from
1-3 p.m;
*Introduction to Digital
Cameras: Introduction to
Digital Cameras is scheduled
Wednesday from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. Jan. 9-23. Attendees are
asked to bring their own cam-
eras, fresh batteries, power cords
and instruction manuals.
*Shop Victoriously: An Ebay
class is scheduled Jan. 9-23 from
2-4 p.m. Wednesday. This is a
step-by-step class on the process
of selling an item on Ebay. All
computer classes are $40,
including a textbook. Call the
senior enter at 270-1688 to
reserve a seat.

Beginning Bridge
Beginners-Bridge Classwill be
offered for five weeks beginning
Jan. 8 through Feb. 5. from 3-5
p.m. Tuesday at the Neptune
Beach Senior Activity Center.
Master Bridge Player Peggy
Higginbotham teaches the
course. The Center can be
reached by calling 270-1688.

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

Beaches Senior Center
The Beaches Senior Center,
281 19th Ave. S., Jacksonville
Beach, has different programs
each day. On an on-going basis,
Uno cards is played at 8:30 a.m.
each week day. Bridge is played
from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday
and 1-4 p.m. Thursday.
Ceramics is offered at 9 a.m.
Monday-Wednesdays, and
Bingo is played at 10 a.m. each

week day, except Thursday,
when it starts, at 9:30-a.T.
Exercise classes are 19ffer-d at
9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, and beach walks are
taken at 9 a.m. Monday-Friday.
There's a bridge class at 1 p.m.
Tuesday. Computer classes are
offered at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Monday, and Mah Jongg is
played from 12:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday. A Line Dancing Class
is offered at 1:30 p.m. Monday.
Word puzzles/trivia and the
treadmill are available every
day. UNF nursing students visit
the center Tuesday. Lunch reser-
vations must be made three
days in advance. For informa-
tion, call 241-3791.

Current Issues
The Players Community
Senior Center hosts a Current
Issues Discussion Group that
meets every Monday from
10:45-11:45 a.m. at 175
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
Beach. The group provides an
informative forum in which to
share ideas, solutions and
insights on what's happening in
the world today. Call 280-3233
for information.

available upon request. Call
249-0289 for information.
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
five women, ages 20 through
70. Auditioners will read cold
from the script.
Scripts are available upon
request. Call 249-7177 for infor-

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New Year brings new cultural opportunities

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s we look to
the future
and a new
year, look with
anticipation at the
many great trips,
events and experi-
ences we have
available to us in
our city.
Already several
exciting, fun and
educational AL
events for the
coming months GAR'
have been ART
Mark your calendar for some of
the following. Many need
reservations in advance.
The Jacksonville Museum of
Contemporary Art Council will
host an exciting new gala as its
fundraiser this year. A Gala
Vernissage on the Seafair Fine
Art Yacht will be on March 19
and take the place of MAC'S
regular fall gala.
SThis private exclusive event
will be the only evening event
held on the ship while it is
docked in Jacksonville, the
only city on the east coast
where it will dock. It will be
here for five days to offer col-
lectors an opportunity to view
or buy major works of art.
Twenty-eight international
art dealers will be offering 21st
century contemporary art,
antiques and jewelry. The
event hopes to raise money for
the museum's educational pro-
grams and endowment.
FOCUS Cummer will spon-
sor a day trip to Winter Park
and Rollins College on March
4. The trip will include a tour
of the Cornell Fine Arts
Museum and a tour of two his-



torical buildings
at Rollins
College. After
lunch there will
be a tour of the
S Morse Museum of
American Art,
famed for its col-
lection of Tiffany
A On April 29 the
C FOCUS group will
--Ebe going to
CE Philadelphia to
LAND t h e
CENE Pennsylvania
Academy of Fine
Arts, the Brandywine Museum
and Longwood Gardens. You
will need to plan ahead for
these exciting trips.
On January 19 Hope
McMath will give a talk at the
Ponte Vedra Library on the
Current exhibit at the Cimmer
Museum, "In Stabiano,
Exploring the Ancient Seaside
Villas of the Roman Elite."
This program is free and open
to the public.
The Cummer Museum
announced that Sunday,
January 27, is a Roman Life
Family Day from Noon to 5
p.m. This is a free event. For
information call 356-6857.
The Jacksonville Coalition of
the Visual Arts will open a new
exhibit on Friday, January 11,
at Players By-the- Sea theater.
A reception will be held from 6
to 8 p.m. John Bunker will jury
this exhibit. Artists wishing to
enter the show should bring
their artworks to the theater on
Monday, January 7, from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m.
The show will run to January
27. Players By-the-Sea is locat-
ed at 106 6th Street North,
Jacksonville Beach.

Eclectic Galleries presents a special collection of hand-turned
wood during the month of December. Showcased artwork
includes a playful series of wooden puzzles by artist Peter
Chapman each one with a secret puzzle piece inside. The
featured artist Paul Yacoa. The gallery is located at 2405 3rd
Street South in Jacksonville Beach.

On January 4, Players By-
the-Sea will open Arthur
Millers drama, "The Ride
Down Mount Morgan." The
show will run through January
19 at Players By-the-Sea.
The Players Guild will have a
reorganization meeting on
Saturday, January 5 at 10 a.m.
at the theater. Call Charlie
White at 543-0226 for infor-
The Beaches Fine Arts Series
will present R. Carlos Nakai
and Udi Bar-David in a pro-

gram combining a flute player ,
and a cellist. R.C. Nakai, world
famous native American flute
player and Israeli born Udi Bar-
David will create music togeth-
er in this program which will
be performed on Sunday,
January 6, at 3 p.m.
At the reception following
the program the featured visu-
al artist will be Leigh Murphy.
This program will take place at
St. Paul's By-the-Sea Episcopal
Church, 1150 5th Street North,
Jacksonville Beach. Call 270-

Some 2007 observations that have

changed how we look at wine

his time of the year gives
us the opportunity to
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'we thought w' Would dedicate
the column to some 2007
observations that have
changed how we look at wine.
Australia: No country has
developed such a strong
foothold in the U.S. market as
fast as Australia. Even the
popular wine journal, the
Wine Advocate, has, finally
reviewed wines from this
Australian wine producers
insist their jammy red wines
will age as well as Bordeaux,
but we have yet to see evi-
dence of that simply
because it's a young wine
growing region and we don't
have any old Australian wines,
other than Grange, to test the
We have discovered more
great wines from Australia this
year than any other region.
Two producers that come
immediately to mind are
Mollydooker and Cat Amongst
the Pigeons great wines
that start at $12 to $20.
Bordeaux: While we like
our Australian wines for cur-
rent drinking, our choice for
collecting is still bordeaux. No
matter how high the prices or
the battering it takes in the
press, we find ourselves
returning to bordeaux for our
cellar. The 15- to 20-year-old
bordeaux we have enjoyed



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the home of Penny Conway to
decorate miniature Christmas
trees for charity. Haven
Hospice was the recipient of
the club's annual holiday tradi-
tion. The Marsh Landing
Garden Club was founded in
1993 by master gardener
Cathey Portrie. The group of
gardening enthusiasts meet
once a month in a member's
home. This is the seventh year
the club has decorated trees
for charity and the second
year that Haven Hospice has
been the recipient. For more
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'The Wine Guys'

this year reminds us of this
region's lasting pedigree..
Simply, there is nothing in
wine more rewarding for us
than a fully mature bordeaux.
Bordeaux is not as cheap as
it was in 1982 when we got
into collecting, but we can
always find reasonably priced
bordeaux to keep us in the
Riesling: We found our-
selves reaching more often for
riesling instead of chardonnay
in 2007. Germany and Alsace
have had a lock on this grape
variety for centuries, but new
regions are emerging.
We love the rieslings from
the Margaret River area of
Australia, and in the United
States we are becoming more
fond of the rieslings from
Washington state.

It is a grape variety with
intriguing mineral, petrol aro-
mas and exotic flavors that
mingle so well with rockfish;
SDover sole, grouper and the
like. In our minds, riesling
has the elegance chardonnay
often lacks.
Bottle closures: After enjoy-
ing the convenience of screw-
top bottles, we have moved
past an insistence on preserv-
ing the traditional cork. If
we're having a party at our
houses, it is far faster to screw
off a cap than remove a cork.
And, we're tired of uncorking
expensive but tainted wines
from our cellar. ,
The cork industry is making
great strides in improving the
quality of its cork, but for now
we aren't going to complain if
one of our favorite wines
comes in a screw-top bottle.
Parkerized wines: A new
word that has entered the
wine venacular is "parker-
ized." It is named after influ-
ential wine critic Robert Parker-
Jr. who some believe has
pushed winemakers into pro-
ducing fruit-forward wines
high in alcohol.
Whether you like these fruit
bombs is entirely a personal
matter. But traditionalists feel
they will not age as long and
lack finesse and gout de ter-
For us, there isn't a question
about how well these wines
are made. The question is how
well they will age. Most wine

consumers, though, care more
about how well they taste. For
them, Mr. Parker did them a
What to biid: We ca 'nlt'
longer afford great burgundy
or first-growth Bordeaux. So
we have moved to other areas
that deliver complexity and
value. Those areas include the
Rhone Valley, Spain and
The Rhone, in particular,
has some decent values from
Vacqueyras, Gigonda and the
Cotes du Rhone. And, we
always put aside money for
Chateauneuf du Pape. As these
wines age, they develop an
earthy characteristic the
speaks of terroir just as well as
California cabernet has
climbed to ridiculously high
prices some are more than
$250 a bottle! Still, there are
very good wines for $25 to
$40 a bottle.
Chile, Australia and Spain
are offering some of the best
prices for everyday wines even
though the dollar is weak
abroad. Consumers are wise to
explore these countries for
Best new region: Our
favorite discovery in 2007 has
been albarino. These unique
white wines, made exclusively
in Spain's Rias Baixas region,
are exceptional with food.
We wish our readers a
happy and safe new year.

Jacksonville University will
open an exhibit of artworks by
the Duval County Art Teachers
on January 10 with a reception
from 5 to 7 p.m. Jack
Matthews, Supervisor of Art for
Duval County Public Schools,
will lecture at Noon on Friday,
January 11. Call 256-7345.
The Jacksonville Watercolor
Society will meet on January
22 at FCCJ South Campus in
the auditorium. Room G301, at
7 p.m. Greta Songe will give a
The Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra will present "Beyond
The Ordinary," an experimen-
tal, mixed media workshop
with internationally recog-

nized artist Sherry O'Neill, on
February 17, 28 and 29.
If you always wanted to
paint an abstract painting but
didn't know where to begin,
this workshop will teach you
how. It will be necessary to
register for this workshop as
soon as possible as it promises
.to be popular. To register call
280-0614, ext. 204.
The Cultural Center is locat-
ed at 50 Executive Way, Ponte
Vedra Beach.
Lastly, a popular event to
look forward to in the coming
year is Garden Week at the
Cummer Museum of Art and
Gardens. It will take place
March 9 to 13, 2008.
Happy New Year!

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Alien vs. Predator:
Requiem. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:35.
The Great Debaters. Rated
PG13. Fri.-Thurs., Noon, 3:35,
7:05, 10:00.
The Water Horse: Legend of
the Deep. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 12:50, 3:55, 7:25,
Charlie Wilson's War. Rated
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12:25, 2:20, 2:55, 4:40, 5:20,
7:00, 7:45, 9:20, 10:20.
National Treasure: Book of
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11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:35,
3:30, 4:00, 4:45, 6:45, 7:20,
7:50, 9:40, 10:10, 10:45..
P.S. I Love You. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:45, 3:40, 7:10,

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
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
Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246-
9874. DJs and female imperson-
ators weekly.
Brix Taphouse, 300 2nd
Street N., J4cksonville 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.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon
Barber of Fleet Street. Rated R.
Fri.-Thurs., 12:40, 3:50, -7:15,
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox
Story. Rated R. Fri.-Thurs.,
12:15, 2:40, 5:00, 7:45, 10:30.
Alvin and the Chipmlihks.
Rated PG. Fri:-Thurs., 11:30
a.m., 12:20, 2:15, 2:45, 4:30,
5:05, 6:55, 7:35, 9:10, 9:55.
I Am Legend. Rated PG13.
Fri.-Thurs., 11:10 a.m., 12:05,
12:55, 2:25, 2:55, 3:45, 4:50,
5:25, 6:50, 7:25, 7:55, 9:15,
9:55, 10:25.
The Golden Compass.
Rated PG13. Fri.-Thurs., 11:20
a.m,, 2:30, 5:10, 8:00, 10:40.

Juno. Rated PG13.
Thurs., 12':10, 2:35,
7:30, 9:50


Enchanted. Rated PG. Fri.-
Thurs., 11:00 a.m., 2:10.

Bukkets Oceanfront features
live music from local artists
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every
Friday. and Saturday.
Fionn MacCool's Irish Pub
& Restaurant, 333 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach, 242-9499.
Cloud Nine followed byJimmy
Solari every Wednesday. Spade
McQuade plays every Sunday.
Fly's Tie, 177 E. Sailfish Dr.,
Atlantic Beach, 246-4293.
Songwriter's night with Seth
Ramsdill every Tuesday. Reggae
with Pili Pili every Wednesday.
The Wes Cobb Band is in
Thursday. Mystic Dino and the
420 Band are in Sundays.'
Lyhch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
,.St,: Jacksonville Beach, .249.-
5181, "The.Retro Katz perform
this tonight at 10 p.m. $2 Sam
Adams offered as the drink spe-
cials. More information avail-
able on www.
Mojo Kitchen and Blues Bar,
1500 Beach Blvd, 247-6636.
Bonerama, recently named
best band af the NewOrleans
Jazz and Heritage Festival,'will
be returning to Mojo Kitchen,
Saturday, Dec. 29. Showtinme
is 10:30 pm. More information
available at mojobbq.com.
Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
North, Jacksonville Beach.
Tonight and' every Friday is
ladies night. with no cover
charged. $3 Smirnoffs all night.

Everyone wants a faster com-
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It even applies to utilities from
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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. pitch-
ers are offered. $2 Miller Lights
all night. NFL tickets are avail-
able all day in the OC liquor.
store on Sundays.
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 PiliTili playing
live reggae oceanfront in the
Tiki Bar. $1 wells and $3 premi-
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available at www.oceanclub-
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 and
college game day specials with
$.99 drafts and $1.99 margari-
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- plenty to share


Leftovers are
This time of year, people
host lots of parties and get-
togethers. This-usually means
tons of leftover goodies in the
refrigerator. It also means lots
of food going into the trash
can. Many of the party foods
are dairy items, such as dips
and cheeses. These are defi-
nitely enticing to your dog or
Dairy foods have a tenden-
cy to get moldy when they get
old. This is not a good thing.
Never feed the moldy items to
your dog or cat thinking it
won't harm them. These
spoiled foods are actually
toxic to your pet. In fact,
some deaths have been attrib-
uted to dogs and cats ingest-
ing moldy dairy foods.
If discarding the moldy
food, don't let it sit around in
your trash can. That will





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he Walks, crawls, runs,
creeps or jumps.
Whether she purrs,
barks, snorts, neighs or
hisses. Whether your
pet is furry, slimy, scaly,
hairy or prickly. Whether
it has four legs or eight
(or none). Whether it's
timid, bold, frenetic or
calm. All we require is
that the pet be legal.
And loved. Remember,
every pet owner has a
pet tale.

good for people,
tempt the pet to knock it over somehow
to get to the food. The best moldy c
thing to do is get rid of the watch hi
garbage right away. diarrhea
Another no-no for pets is rush hin
pork. That means you should- ately. Wa
n't feed him cocktail weenies, will pass
pepperoni slices (or related
pork/salami, bits), ham, etc.
Pork is difficult enough for
people to digest. It's doubly
hard on a pet's digestive sys-
tem. 1
If you're hosting a party, be
sure your guests are instructed
not to sneak tidbits to your a bI
pets. In fact, to avoid disaster,
keep the pets out of the area
where you're having the
party. This will do two things: Bem
Your pet won't be confused
and frightened by all the peo- inr
pie and the noise; and, guests
won't be able to sneak contra-
band food to him.
If you suspect your pet.has

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t's been a ;
good year for
nuts. Walk .,
under an oak
tree around our
region and you .
are likely to be
pelted with '
falling acorns. ..
Hickory nuts,
heavier still,
can nearly
bruise you as '
they drop to :
the ground in
masses. And, PAT FOSTE
pecans- that GUEST CO
joy of our sea-
son you have to be totally
oblivious not to find some on
your path when you walk
downtown this year.
Squirrels, deer, raccoons,
wild hogs and other forest
dwellers are having the best
year of their life right now. It's
only every six or seven years
that we have a "mast" year like
this one, when the nuts are in
Now the nut-loving crea-
tures can fill up, fatten up and
replenish their supplies for the
winter. You may not see more
wildlife than usual right now,
but the ones you see are fatter
than ever;
If you like to watch squirrels
and birds at your feeders now,
though, don't be too disap-
pointed. With all the delicious
free food out there in the
woods many birds and squir-
rels that often depend on us to
feed them can find enough
good stuff on their own. Even
the popular Wild Birds
Unlimited store in Gainesville,
where the mast year is also evi-
dent, has had to calm their
loyal patrons through their
newsletter. There may be no
birds at your feeders, now, but
just wait.
If we have a mild winter and
no undue natural weather
hardships to stress our wild
animals, and the acorns and
hickory nuts remain blanket-
ing the ground, the boom time
will come. More food in win-
ter, for most of our animals,
means more energy for repro-
duction. Mast years, like this
one usually precede a popula-
tion boom of those animals
that eat nuts.
This spring, expect more


deer, raccoons
and squirrels to
be all around
us. When you
drive all the
other habitual
wildlife crossing
roads this
spring, it will
pay you to be
careful not to
hit them. And
at your bird
feeders, expect
more squirrel
problems than
usual, when the

whole larger-
than- ever fami-
ly invades your backyard once
Mast years are a natural phe-
nomena well known in most
temperate areas of the world.
Maybe droughts trigger trees
to produce more nuts than
usual, in an effort to replicate
their genetic material before
the parent tree dies. Indeed
our region has been in a seri-
ous drought for the past cou-
ple of years, so that might
explain it.
Or maybe it's an even more
comprehensive example of
nature's interactions. Just
maybe trees have a regular
cycle of high production, and
low production, which works
with the ecology of the entire
area. Mast years fuel the pro-
duction of wildlife, and years
with more offspring than
usual can enhance the diversi-
ty of those that survive to
adulthood. In continued years
of food stress those creatures
that. survive to reproduce are
hardy ones, adapted to
drought and starvation. But
they may lose some of the
genetic material that less
hardy animals might have -
brighter coloration, bigger
stature, etc. An occasional year
of abundance, the mast year,
might give these critters a
chance at survival in the gene
pool too.
It isn't only wildlife that can
enjoy a mast year. For those
pecan lovers among us, mast
years are wonderful. Friends
that never noticed pecans
before are coming home from
the city golf course with bags
of nuts. A regular happy hour
conversation with my buddies

Squirrels and raccoons are
enjoying this "mast" year of nut
abundance in our region.

is ho\w to crack pecans, what's.
the best tool to use, should
you freeze them or microwave
them first? Which pecans are
easiest to crack? The conversa-
tional permutations are end-
And, then, of course, there is
my own fall pattern. I've spent
a lot of time strolling down-
town Fernandina peering into
the sky looking for pecan
trees, and more hours picking
up pecans from sidewalks and
parking lots than you can
imagine. Then one day my
pecan harvesting got a great
boost. As I was picking pecans
off the sidewalk in front of one
downtown home, and long-
ingly looking towards their
front lawn full of "off-limit"
nuts, out came the homeown-
ers Jay and Helen. "You're wel-
come to pick as many pecans
as you want off our lawn-there
are plenty to share!" Jay even
went back inside his house
and came back with more plas-
tic bags for me to use. (Thank-
you Jay and Helen!)
So now, after spending

untold hours cracking pecans,
roasting pecans, making pecan
praline, you name it, everyone
on my Christmas list is getting
pecans in some form or anoth-
er. Like I say, it's been a good
year for nuts, myself included.
Dr. Pat Foster-Turley is an inter-
national'biodiversity specialist on
Amelia Island.


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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
Avenue C $50,000 each
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5BR/4BA, Beautiful executive home,
oversized 2 car garage, hot-tub, swimming
pool MLS#393567, $629,900. (904)307-

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

Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
orch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
$199,900. Possible lease purchase. All
closing costs paid. Call June @ 994-3608,
Remax Advantage.

Rare find, 3BR/2BA, garage, low associa-
tion fees for yard & pool, $199,900. Kay
Hewings, Magnolia Properties,.(904)553-

er lease purchase. ua$69,uu. 4% co-op. FSBO, NB, 3BR/2BA +office. Lovely
514-1090. beach home, all white brick. Many up-
dates and amenities, 2254sf.
.-RT.I AL. .oe MLS#376506. $414,900, 1106 Hagler Dr.
'. qw stO 'a West. 241-6514, 655?831' Ma5terOfferlP
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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.
42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. -home,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $269,900. Call
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 5 blocks to beach.
Call for details. $329,900. (904)219-1276.
3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 fully remodeled baths,
tile & hardwood floors throughout, approx.
1700sf. Lg comer lot, fenced backyard, 2
car garage w/ basketball court. $339,000
OBO. 241-7838.
MUST SELL! All serious offers will be
considered with/ without tenant.
$1000/mo. income, 3BR/2BA, Atlantic
Beach townhouse, 1927 Mary St. Mint
condition. $149,900. 333-4641.

SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$141,900, 994-0016, 434-7219.

$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
nets, carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.
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.
DOLPHIN .COVE, 3BR/2BA, built 1981,
1232sf, 8000sf+ lot; 5-10% owner financ-
ing available, $275,000,
www.geocities.com/pvb05 (904)686-0068..
3BR/1BA, 1100SF., w/back deck, new
kitchen, bathroom, completely remodeled
in 2005. Tile ahd berber thru-out 541 Mar-
garert-1 S n beaunlul Neptune Beacn.
Jusi 5 DIo.-ks to ocean! $310,000.
(904)477-1 712.

MLS# 372903 4BR/2BA home built in MLS# 405456 Townhome shows like a
.1996. Great neighborhood off San Pablo. model, many upgrades, stainless steel
Open floorplan, clean, move-in ready. appliances package & corian counters,
$259,000 241-2417 covered screened lanai w/storage area.
5 PI9 UBV E SE $159,900 285-1800
MLS# 393157 3BR/2BA, 1990 SF, RFI HOME IN SA LAK
spacioushomeinquietsu visionVateMLS# 403867 3BR/3.5BA, bonus room,
ceilings, porcelain ile and screen. ed lanailibrary and screened pool with hot tub, backs
withsoutheexposure$399,900241-2417 tonaturepreserveawayombridge$579,900
CO /TN ic EBi! MIS# 372154 Right out of classic movie!
MLS# 391010 3/2, brick home,splitBRs, Charming, carefully renovated, brick 3BR/
family room w/brick FP, Florida room 4.5BA+ den, 3800 SF, w/a large patio, pool,
overlooking serene-backyard, new garage spacious landscaped backyard & located on.
door & paint $319,000 241-2417 oneoftheprettiestlotsinSanMarco. $995,000
ORM T PA1HO IOIE 285-1800
MLS# 400696 Convenient to Mayport/ MAICAL OCEANFRONf HOME
Beaches. 3BR/2BA, new paint & wood MIS#393134Onhighdune,200'onocean,
floors, tiled baths, and situated on a large John Shackelford home takes your breath
lot $154,900 241-2417 away! Block, 5BR/6.5BA, elevator, study,
FABIUIISi game, screen lanai, oceanfront pool.
$8,995,000 285-1800
MLS# 383660 Remodeled in 2001, ASOAES ATWORID) afGO V
3BR/2.5BA + office, custom kitchen MLS# 398015 3BR/2BA, 1,749 SF home
granitecounters,SSappls,rooftopdeckwith features many upgrades. Resort-style
mcredible odan views. One-half block to community. Approx. 300 SF screened lanai,
facredible ocean views. One-half block to 2 g e3 0 -
S- 2 car garage. $360,000 285-1800
the ocean. $1,145,000 241,2417 M2 S AcINa $ SEI
'SO UWJ"1 'BEC I. MLS# 389729 Elegant Glen Reynolds,
MS#3965123BR/2BA, light/bright,split 4,200 SF, 5BR/4.5BA, screened lanai
floorplan and convenient to shopping, JTB, w/heated pool/spa, golf views, 16' Palladian
beach & school. $234,780 241-2417 window in FR, octagonal sitting room w/FP
MA4SIIAMD WATER VIEWS in master & more! $999,000 285-1800
MLS# 400253 Access to the ICW. Nice SOUlll IAMPION
4BR/2BA home w/wood floors & large MLS# 391155 3BR/2BA, fabulous.details,
kitchen overlooks family room. 2 car spaciousfamilyroom,masterbedroomliving
garage. $282,000 241-2417 &diningroomncombination, unbelievablegolf
JUST YOUR yI views, perfect paradise! $298,900 285-1800
MLS# 382541 5BR/3BA home -FABUtI~S'IOWNtME
w/2932 SF, bonus rm, eat-in kit., LR/DR, MS# 385626 3BR/2.5BA on lake & cul-
& huge yard w/room for pool! Call today de-sac. Upgrades galore, ceramic tiled floors,
$409,900 241-2417 SS appliances. Kitchen open to dining-lake
-views from your screened lanai. $234,000
EXCEPIONAi BUlia 285-1800
MLS# 408111 Striking 4BR/2BA 2-story SOiM ax BEAM
lakefront home w/new carpet, gas fireplace, MIS# 325228 Brick freshly painted 3BR/
and a screened/tile lanai. $399,999 2BA+formal LR & DR FRw/FP, breakfast
241-2417 room, Florida room, 2-car garage, fenced
NUMOf INIOiWtAND GEN backyardw/fuittrees &room forapool, quiet
MLS# 380660 4BR/2.5BA, cherry cab., neighborhood, near schools, shopping &
wood floors, 23' ceilings, fireplace, crown beach. $314,900 285-1800
molding, cstm windows/paint, 2nd story OCEANFRONT HOME
screened and tiled lanai, and lake views. MLS# 368225 In old ATL Beach. Totally
$499,900 241-2417 remodeled 7BR/4.5BA w/wood firs, 2-grand
TIDAL ACCESS TO j COASTAL, FP, library/office, in-ground/heated pool, 3-
MLS#'s 396517 & 396521 Two vacant 50 cargarage,w/2-rmguestapartment &covered
patio. $3,595,000 285-1800
x 204 lots. Build your dream home in patio. $3,5 0
'Atlantic Beach (or let seller/builder do itfor AWAR WINNING SI.JOHNS FORESM
you:.Akayaker'sdream. $169,900eachlot. MS# 392575 5BR/4BA, distressed wood
241-2417 floors, tongue & groove throughout the first
floor, separate study, bonus room, newly
WATIERVEWS OFICI ACOASTAL & completed theatre room, brick paver lanai.
ATIAMC OCE N! $779,900 285-1800
MLS# 368369 34BR/4BA, 3577 SF. NEIYUNE BEACH
Generous floorplan & luxurious MLS# 391099 3BR/2BA, tile floors,
appointments including stone & wood fireplace, vaulted ceilings, in-ground pool,
flooring, upgradedcabinetry, SS appliances fenced yard, carport & more. $375,000
& much more! $1,589,000 241-2417 285-1800 '
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PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. $60K renovation:
granite counter tops, new cabinets,
249,900, 655-5990.
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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Neptune Beich Lots wf/Dlock
permits in hand. From
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000
3 New Subdivisions at the
Beaches. Lots start at $239,900
3 contiguous separately platted
lots in Vilano Beach. Green
water, Gold coquina and
Spectacular sunrises.
Custom home building on your
lot or ours. Best lot selection at
the Beach. 20 years experience
building at the Beach.
Call Steve Jarrett @
904-591-5914 mobile
904-247-7000 office

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.
LG 3/2, off Girvin. Pretty home on lake. Lg
screened lanai. $210,000.
4/2, story, lots of space including Florida
room, Ig stone, fireplace. Nice lot.
4/2 p.l home. One owner, home lovingly
r 1i l4, in great location Greal in-
ground p'ol w/ screened co~er' Tons o
upgrades. 5284.900
Brand new- kitchen, flooring, paint, too
much to list. 3/2, 2 car gar. on huge lot.
Parking avail, for boat/ RV. $214,900.
Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
ing, den & lanai. Fenced yard w/ view of
lake. All tile throughout. Just Reduced to
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.
Almost 3000sf, 4/2.5, gorgeous home. Be,
ing sold at short sale, $267,000. Call for
Newer home, beautiful 3/2, open plan.
Priced to sell quick at $210,000.
5/3, -built in 2004, beautiful spacious
home. Many upgrades. $274,000.
221-1711 OR 241-5501


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...Yacht Basin. Spectacular
home site available directly
on the basin! Private
stairway to promenade and
50' floating boat slip
directly behind the home.
$1,.25,000. Michelle Floyd
An abundance of glass
throughout brings the
outdoors inl Screened pool
w/sitting .area, FP & kit
make this an unbeliev-
able retreat. $1,899,000
Michelle Floyd
Great opportunity for you to
establish a business in
Palm Valley, Ponte Vedra.
Water and sewer available
with existing structure to be
demolished. Priced at only
$649,000. Chris Beladi
Amazing vistas, resort
pool, surround sound
theatre rm, fitness center,
4BR/4.5BA Penthouse res-
idence, 4,065sf + 585sf of
terrace areas. $2,690,000.
Jayne Hoffman
Adorable bungalow 4BR,
2BA, new kitchen, FR, FP,
playroom & wood floors.
Open floor plan, large pool,
fenced comer lot. New
roof and new windows.
$174,000. Olivia Seaman
Furnished 3BR/3BA on 3rd
floor with incredible views.
Pool, fitness," gated with
manned security, garage,
dock slips available. You'll
love the lifestyle $549,000.
Patti Martin
Best in Key West designI
4BR/4.5BA. waterfront new
home. Gourmet kitchen,
elevator, dock, bulkhead &
more. Minutes by boat to
the ocean $2,799.000.
Kim Martin-Fisher
New roof and siding. 2BR,
1BA, freshly painted, wl
garage & excellent views.
Only 48 units in the
complex. Terrific location.
Close to pool. $179,000.
Dennis DeSimone

Plans nearing completion
on new courtyard style
home. Southerly views
over water and 50' dock
behind.housel 5BR/4.5BA,
5,200sf. $2,950,000.
Michelle Floyd
In Old Palm Valley on quiet
cul-de-sac and backing up'
to preserve area. Beautiful
wood floors and great floor,
plan. Shows like a model
5BR/4BA, 2,669sf.
$552,000. Jayne Hoffman
Oceanfront condo priced
under appraisal! 3BR/3BA
unit, 2,400sf. Many
upgrades Private. gated
community with club pool,.
tennis & lovely clubhouse..
$1,700,000. Susan Fort
Located on 200' ocean
frontage. Approx. 7,150sf
home, 5BR/5BA's plus
lovely poolside cabana.
Gated with views for miles.
$5,375,000. Kim Martin-
Charming 3BR/2BA on golf
course. Stainless steel.
kitchen & granite In master
bath & designer tub. Open
floor plan w/ screened
lanai. Entertainer's dream.
$445,000. Olivia Seaman
2BR/2BA condo offers tile
floors and screened patrol
Close to community
swimming pool & w/i
walking distance to local
shops & restaurants!
$203.900 Michelle Floyd
4BR/3.5BA, oceanfront w/
marble firs, granite coun-
tertops, ocean views from.
all 3 floors, 2-car garage,
bonus room. Remodeled
In 2003. $2,690,000.
Dennis DeSimone
Terrific Florida home or
vacation spotl Sawgrass
location is popular for
rentals tool Brand new
furniture. Resort ready!
$320.000 Judy Smith -
Gypsy Alexander

5BR/4BA with marsh front
location. Huge yard, large
screened lanai wispa.
Great plan with impressive
designer finishes Priced
at $1,095,000. Michelle
Floyd Jayne Hoffman
Immaculate grounds, en-
chanting, oaks, sweeping
porches w/ICW views,
separate carriage house
and fabulous dock!
$1.649,000. Michelle Floyd
- Jayne Hoffman
New home underway w/
cabana, outdoor kitchen.
On golf course. Poured In
place concrete walls,
exquisite finishes. 4BR,
4BA + rec rm. $1,450,000.
Michelle Floyd
Closest to the beach &
golf club. Exquisite 4BR,
2.5BA home, long lake
views, MB on main floor,
two patios & lighted dock.
Truly an immaculate home
$688,000. Joan Swanson
New top floor end unit,
4BR/3.5BA, harbor view.
Upgrades, granite and
stone firs. Private garage.
Pool, fitness, clubhouse.
40' boat slip avail.
$699,000. Olivia Seaman
Excellent opportunity to
build your dream home
across the street from the
ocean. Possibility of ocean
views with the right floor
plan. Lot approx 90'x120'.
$389.000. David Darch
Rare opportunity for lot In
prestigious Harbour Island.
Private, pristine views of
marsh & tidal stream. 40'
concrete floating dock is
located across the street.
$995,000. Michelle Floyd
2BR/2BA, 1,450sf condo,
completely furnished. View
of #2 green. Close to
tennis, walk to the beach.
Rent while not enjoying it
yourself $425,000. Joyce


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Hardwood Firs/High Ceilings
2FP Open Flrpln 4BR/3BA

Sawgrass CC Pool Home
Scmd Pool w/Brck Paver Lanai
Private Yrd.3BR/2.5BA+Office

Home w/200 Ft of Oceanfront Jax Beach Townhome
Gated/Pool/Lush Gardens Just Steps to Surf and Sand!
Guest Apt 4BR/4BA + Office Guest Suite FP 3BR/3.5BA
$3,995,000 $430,000

Sawgrass CC Condo Atlantic Beach Home
Golf Course & Water Views Key.West Style/1 Year New
Hrdwd/Granite 3BR/2.5BA Kit w/Corian FP 3BR/3BA
$450,000 $300,000

Marsh Landing CC Home Fabulous Buy in Sawgrass PC
Scrd Pool & Lagoon Front Lot Desirable Cypress Creek
Granite/SS Appl 5BR/4.5BA High Ceilings FP 3BR/2BA
$1,199,000 $399,000

Fabulous Home East of A1A Fiddlers Marsh Lakefront
Just 3 Blocks to PV Bch! Great Location East of A A
Oak Flrs/Lrg Rms 3BR/2BA Lovely Water Views*3BR/2BA
$475,000 $369,000

Sawgrass Players Club
Kitchen w/Granit:& SS Appl
Saturnia/Wood'Flrs4: 4BR/3BA


2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park.-1158 Songbird. Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental history Iv. msg.

PONTE VEDRA Beach gated 1BR, w/fire-
place, near beach, all appliances, include
W/D, great investor rental, five star ameni-
ties, $138K (704)301-5953.
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease purchase, 463-7343.
ST. JOHNS Town Center, 3BR/2BA,
2 parking spaces. Owner (904)879-7130.
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-
PVB, OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA,
fireplace, full amenities, beach access. Fi-
nancing available. $129,900. 226-3968.
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO,
will sacrifice for $199,500. 904-221-8458.
beach, Rent to own, $175,000.
2/1 top floor, corner unit, tiled balcony with
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LUXURY CONDO directly orf nfraostal
in MiraVista w/garage, 3BR/3BA, 2050sf,
$479,000 Boat slip available. Call Jay

the answer to your home financing needs.
As a licensed mortgage broker business,
we give you access to premier national
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4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
$500/mo. 904-891-0606.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites,.$980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
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.
NORTH JAX Beach, 2BR/1 BA upstairs, 1
year lease, no pets. No W/D hookup,
$800/mo., $800/dep. 329-3 North 14th
Ave. Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
4 BLOCKS from ocean. S. Jax Bch, 2BR/
1BA, $750/mo. 514-4229. Broker/owner.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT, 7th Ave. S.,
2 blocks to ocean $1000/mo. 241-0600.

Sawgrass CC Lakefront
Every Room has Lake View!
Lrg kit w/niaple cab* 3BR/3BA


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.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
2BR, sun porch, hardwood floors, CH/A,
WDHU. $950/mo. (904)398-0470.

ATLANTIC BEACH Apt. 1 block to ocean,
Ig 1BR/2BA, all appliances included, A/C.
No pets. $1200/mo. with utility allowance
+$600/dep. Avail. 1/1/08. 241-5002 or
241-8228 after 6pm.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/1BA, completely
renovated. $1200/mo, garage w/ washer &
dryer, small fenced backyard, 2 blks to
ocean, 247-8516.
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. 1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $775/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv

SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan
ceramic tile floors, CH&A, laundry room,
patio, fenced yard, 1 yr. lease, no pets,
$950/mo. discounted rent, 993-1114,
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, upstairs,
covered balcony, WDHU, very private.
Many extras. $1045/mo. 616-3580.
3BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1/2 block from
ocean. Atl Bch. Gar., $1575/mo. Call Rich
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
Large 2BR/2BA, enormous, private,
fenced patio with fruit trees, indoor stor-
age room, WDHU, dishwasher, clerestory
window in LR, skylights both bathrooms,
ceramic tile floors. $1250/mo. 993-2555
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NEPTUNE BCH, 227 Magnolia, 2/1, car-
pet/ tile, garage, $975/mo. TDO Manage-
ment. 246-1125.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references, $750- $795/mo, 222
4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
JAX BCH, 12th Ave. S..2BR/ 2.5BA town-
house. NO PETS/ SMOKERS. $995/mo
plus dep. 733-7596.
BRAND NEW Townhome 3/2.5, 1 car gar.
11563 Summer Tree Rd., off St. Johns
Bluff. $1200/mo. 860-1690,
NEAR DOWNTOWN/ Shands Hospital.
Small, furnished, efficiency apartment.
$425/mo. 307-2841.



We got rentals.
Too many to list.
All areas.
Homes, condos and

241-5501 221-1711

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+ 2BR/2BA, Mayport Landing $750-
$800/mo. Close to base. Move-in
Special $200 off 1I Mo rent
+ 2BR/1BA, H, 250 Jasmine St., big
private lot, new carpet, freshly
painted, W/D. $900/mo.
Move-in Special $200 off 1i Mo rent.
+ 3BR/2BA, Mayport. $800/mo.
+ 2BR/1BA, Quad Ct. $650-$675/mo.
+ 2BR/1BA, Quad Ct. New carpet.
$625/mo. $99 off 1st month rent
Neptune Beach
+ 2/1 Apt. Oceanviews, water
included $1000/mo.
+ 1/1 Apt. Across from ocean w/
electric included $900/mo.

Jax Bch
+ 2/1 End Unit Apt. walk to beach,
patio in back. $800/mo.
Move in Special- 1/2 off 1st Mo. Rent
+ 2/1 Apt, 1 block from ocean.
4/3 Duplex.near hospital-fenced
yard, 1 car garage. $1400/mo.
3/3 Condo, tile & upgraded kitchen.
2 car garage. $1700/mo.
Call us for
Professional Property Management
Call 249-2322


NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
efficiency. Lease, deposit. $650/mo.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1BA, deck, garage,
includes water, $1250/mo, no dogs,
463-0222, 465-2653
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.
Modern 2BR/1BA, tile, berber, W/D, dish-
washer, upstairs. $1095/mo. Available
1/1/08. 333-8462, Harrigar Properties.
1654 MAIN Street, Atlantic Bch. 2/1,
WDHU, A/C, ceiling fans, fireplace. No
pets. $675/mo + dep. 246-4098.
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.+ 247-3191..
lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
2BR/2BA, MAYPORT Landing Town-
home, end unit. $750/mo. +$700/dep.
280-2728 Iv. msg.
1/1, CH/A, ceramic tile floors, very clean.
1/2 block to beach. $800/mo., lyr lease,
sec. dep. $800, credit check. 116 14th
Ave. S. 246-3878.
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
JAX BEACHFRONT 2BR condo, no lease,
pet negotiable, $1295/mo. avail immed.
2BR, upper duplex. Island kitchen/ dining,
WDHU. No pets/ smokers. $700/mo. 307-
2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5 blocks from ocean.
$785/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage, .... ........
WDHU, five blocks to Town Center & ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
beach, $1200/mo., (904)742-6423. painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
..... ....... . ^ 246-0576

MBIL I-IUHOMES. $525 to $5O/, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs; 333-5579.
NEPTUNE BEACH, lower duplex. Walk to
ocean. Nice lare 2BR apartment. WDHU,
large shady deck. $950/mo. & $1250/mo.
No smokers/ pets. 307-2841.
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 w/all
movie channels, TV w/DVD. Available
now, $210/wk. or $850/mo., 349-3434.
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. $1000/mo.
614-4275 or 610-0139.

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

1BR/1BA, AVAILABLE 12/20. $850/mo.
water included. South Jax Beach.
AMAZING VIEWS from new 2/2 Surfside
Condo, Jax Beach. $2450/mo. Call Renee
L. Baron, Inc. 242-2821.
OCEAN LINKS, 2BR/2BA, $900/mo.,
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1000/mo., (904)246-8397.

ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile, Construction, Jacksonville Beach.
WDHU, $825/mo. TDO Management. $2200/mo. Call 536-9741.
246-1125. _Q (

ATLANTIC BEACH off Mayport Rd. 2BR/
1.5BA, CH/A, $750-$800/mo. 294-5622.
LARGE 1 bedroom. Excellent location. 2
blocks to ocean. Very clean: No Pets.
$675/mo. 642-1214 and 241-1219.
JAX BEACH, 1 and 2BR apartments near
ocean, CH&A, WDHU. No pets. $725/mo.-
$825/mo. +$400 deposit. 246-3130.

1.5 blocks lo ocean studo, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
241-2781 or 237-0552.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, next to
Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to beach, steps
to tennis courts & skate park, double ga-
rage, security system, large front & back
yard, all tile. 562 Vikings Lane. $1395/mo.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT in JB. Convenient
location, 9 blocks to beach. W/D included.
$760/mo. (904)246-6592.
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.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $700/mo., 891-0606.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600/mo.,
TOWNHOME, ATL. Bch, 3/2.5, $900/mo.
ESPLANADE AT Town Center, 1/1, up-
per, garage parking, $950/mo. TDq Man-
agement. 246-1125.

N. JAX Beach, 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
$1500/mo. Call 241-7838.
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, re-
cently remodeled, tile floors, jacuzzi tub,
large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
$1750/mo., 249-2921.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 395 Bouy Lane; new-
ly remodeled; 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. $1400/mo.,,710-7665.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 5 Blocks to Ocean.
3BR/2.5BA, sunroom, fireplace, fenced
yard, carport, $1350/mo., (904)246-4856.
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage
$1395/mo. + deposit. 759-2349,
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl.. Available 1/1/08. Avail for
showing now. Call 476-5071 for an appt.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 4/2,. 4 blocks to
beach, close to Jarboe Park. No pets.
$1650/mo. 662-6522.
PONTE VEDRA, TPC Sawgrass, Bermu-
da Court, 2BR/2BA. Completely renovat-
ed, $1275/mo., 655-5990.
W ATLANTIC Beach, 633 Stocks Street.
Clean, mov6-in ready, 3BR/2BA, W/D.
Screened patio, privacy fence, pets OK.
$1225/mo. +security. 373-0492.
NEPTUNE BEACH townhouse; 1.5 blocks
to ocean, 226A South St., 2BR/2.5BA +of-
fice,, WDHU, garage. No smokers,
$1400/mo., 249-0073.
3BR 2BA, Ig fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze. $1300/mo. 247-5334.
4-BLOCKS TO Ocean. 1BR/1BA, all tile.
$699/mo.+ deposit. 405 Lower 8th Ave.
South. 534-2120.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1BA, large backyard,
pets OK, $1100/mo. +$1100/dep, lyr.
lease. 568-6460 Mark.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
2BR/1.5BA Townhome, 4 blocks from
ocean, 1400sf. Everything brand new.
Amazing inside. Must seel 759-5623.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RDI 2/1 duplex,
1200sf., hardwood, diningroom, WDHU,,
huge fenced yard, $1030/mo. +dep.
S. JAX Beach, great beach location, good
living spaces 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo.
(904)910-1108, (919)358-0244.
3BR/ 2BA, 2 car gar. 119 37th Ave. S.,
Jax Bch. $1900/mo. (904)536-8268
House w/ fenced yard, 2BR/ 1BA,
screened porch, eat-in kitchen, livingroom,
diningroom. Short term' considered.
$1350/mo. 607-2794.

JAX BtACH, 2272 S. Znd St. Z-2BR/2.5BA,
tri-level, 1 car garage, WDHU, 1.5 blocks
to ocean, Available Feb 2008, $1175/mo.
Call, 249-6585.
EAST OF A1A, Ponte Vedra, 3BR/2.5BA,
1800sf., screened patio. $1350/mo. or
sale $239,900. 651-1096.
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
,ground [loor Unit remodeled and rteau.ll
, ul No pet:" 1 iarkTng space $1 :'99 rr.j'.
' 1299 ccurllr 'deposlI Plta.e- .-71l
THE PALMS Light, airy, 2nd floor,
2BR/2BA, marsh view screened lanal, fire-
place, cathedral ceilings, W/D, resort
'amenities. $950/mo. Available immed.,
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
THE PALMS, 1BR/1BA, near beach, W/D,
pool, fitness. $850/mo. (904)610-3608.
LUXURY CONDO directly on Intracoastal
in MiraVista, w/garage, 3BR/3BA, 2050sf,
$1950/mo. Boat slip available. Call Jay
2/2 CONDO, PV Bch, gated w/ amenities.
Call 294-6940. '
PONTE VEDRA, 2/2 Ocean Grove,
$1050/mo. Top Sell Realty 270-0222.
3BR/1.5BA, IN Mayport. Newly remod-
eled. $900/mo. 334-5421.
PONTE VEDRA- 1/1, 750sf, $850. 3/2,
1200sf, $1050. 2/2.5 townhouse, 1100sf,
$950. JAX BEACH- Furnished 2/2,
1100sf, $1050. INTERCOASTAL WEST-
3/2 single family home, 1665sf, $1200.
Realty Executives Ponte Vedra (904)249-
7676 press 2.
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No. dogs. $1600/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.
JAX BEACH Condo, 2BR/2BA, 1.5 blocks
to beach, recently renovated; $1300/mo.,
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.
Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA new luxury condo
w/ garage. Vaulted ceilings, washer/ dryer,
pool & fitness. Only $1200/mo. (904)472-
PONTE VEDRA Summerhouse. New
2BR/2BA. 5 star amenities. Great location!
Bottom floor unit. $890/mo. +deposit. 838-
J. B. newer 3/2, garage, fireplace, consid-
er lease option, 6 month plus, $1250/mo,
HODGES/ JTB, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, wood
floors, very quiet. $1300/mo. East Coast
Realty 247-4724.
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease option, 463-7343.
3/2 MARSH LANDING, 2nd floor, W/D,
fireplace, pool, fitness, 612-9172, 612-
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2.5BA condo, FP,
new carpet, W/D, pool, etc. 1092 Sea-
hawk Dr. N. $900/mo. incl. water & sewer,
1 yr lease. No pets, 221-6037.
OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
PVB COZY gated 1BR, fireplace, pool, fit-
ness, appliances +W/D, $750/mo.,
Seascape 3/2 w/60' balcony, 7th floor
w/great view, W/D, newly remodeled. No
pets. $2000/mo. 386-5008.
FREE RENT until 2008, luxurious
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. Only $825/mo.
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.
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
ATLANTIC BCH, 2BR 2BA, wood floors,
just remodeled. Pool, block to ocean. No
pets or smokers. $1050/mo. 505-1071.

ICW WEST, marsh front, two story, Cape
Cod brick, 3BR/2BA, deck, hot tub; gor-
geous views; immaculate. $1300/mo. Call
MARSH LANDING, executive 4BR/ 2.5BA
home. 3 car gar., totally renovated, granite
in kitchen & baths. $2495/mo. 537-4083.
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $1950/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
ATLANTIC BCH/ Mayport, 3 BR, new ap-
pliances, terrazzo floors, W/D, fenced
yard, carport, very nice, 233-1346.
L'ATRIUM-PVB, 3/2, 2car garage, large
enclosed deck, new kitchen. Furnished/
unfurnished, flexible lease terms.
$1350/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
ATLANTIC BCH, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new
paint. $1275/mo. (904)571-5517.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/1.5BA, Penman Rd.
1500sf. $1300/mo. (904)246-7120.
S. JAX BCH, 4 blocks from ocean,
3BR/1'5BA, CH&A, $1200/mo. Pets limit-
ed to 301bs. 411 S. 10th Ave. 514-4229.
Broker/ Owner.
JAX BCH, 708 14th Ave. S., 3BR/ 2BA,
garage, fenced, refrig., stove, oven.
1400/mo. (904)536-4774.
gar., 1200sf., fenced yard, new paint, tile,
& carpet. Cypress Cove, $1000/mo.
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690.
rage, fireplace, pool, yard service, yr.
lease, $1250/mo. 404-290-4919, just ren-
PONTE VEDRA- nice, clean, 3BR/2BA,
garage, very private, maintenance free,.
pets ok, $1200/mo. 241-4750.
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1300/mo. 710-5200.
914 3RD Ave. S., Jax Bch.. 2BR/ 1BA,
$875/mo. plus dep. 220-5797.
'618 9TH Ave. N. 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
fenced yard, $925/mo. 891-0606.
PONTE VEDRA Pool Home, spacious
3/2.5 on large lot, east.of A1A, walk to
beach, $1900/mo. +deposit, lawn and pool
care included (n904)607-6143

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BRAND NEW, 3BR/3.5BA, looking over
Intracoastal.. Reasonable rent for a quick
move. (904)955-1357.
ATLANTIC BEACH Condo, secluded,
2500sf, quaint area, by golf course,
3BR/3BA. $1200/mo. +deposit.

ICW, 1BR/1BA condo, $790/mo. Available
now. Wood floors & stainless appliances.
W/D included. (904)537-4714.

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Owner Rentals
Splendid New 1, 2, or 3
bedroom condo homes.
Just a few steps from the beach! Magnificent
clubhouse, summer kitchen, state-of-the-art
fitness center, resort style edgeless pool with
cabanas, putting green. Pet friendly.
Fantastic incentives available now!
Call Jean 904-241-7074

S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean- -
front condo. Monthly/Weekly. 241-0267.
OCEANFRONT CONDO, 2/2, end unit
.furnished. Daily, weekly, monthly.
(904)803-6560 Gail

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

CHRISTIAN WOMAN wants to rent parti-
ally furnished room in my house near Han-
na Park on marsh...$625/mo. inc. util.,
phone, i-net, canoe use. Joni 874-3119.
NEWLY RENOVATED bedroom. Furnish-
ed, private half bath. Clean, quiet, non-
dramatic! Reasonable, details? 343-2051.
NICE! NEWER Jax Bch condo, private
bedroom, bath & garage. Washer/ dryer.
$695/mo. incl. until. Owner/ realtor

ROOM IN 3BR/2BA. $500/mo +1/2. util.
Less than 1 mi. from beach. Dog OK
w/dep. Email: navcomp@hotmail.com
ROOM TO rent $525/mp. plus dep.- 2
blocks to ocean, 521-8473.
PONTE VEDRA Beach. room w/private
bath. $550/mo. includes everything.
JAX BEACH, $550/mo. includes all ameni-
ties, cable & internet, full privileges, 803-
NICE, CLEAN 3BR/2BA. $400/mo. +utilit-
ies Call 334-6266.

OFFICE SPACE, retail setting, Beach Pla-
za-City Center. 242-9000 x222.
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. TDO Management,
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Short or Long Term
Secretarial Services
Conference Room
East of A1A/
walk to beach
Clnoe ton honnina/

For more information,
(904) 543-70001

OFFICE/ WAREHOUSE/ Retail Space for
lease, 2 locations, Mayport Rd. and Noca-
tee. Free rent. 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.

male, 1 female, $400.'(904)247-4683.
reservations. Champion pedigree, show
quality. $2000- $4000 233-4545.
starting at $275. (904)718-2884-

LOST DOG on 12/17/07 at Jax Dog Park.
351bs, 7mos old, female Australian Cattle
Dog. Gray w/ black ears, "Georgia". $500,
Reward. (904)502-5302.
LOST KITTEN, 5 mos. Black short hair
w/white chest and stomach. Greenish
eyes, very sweet and Friendly. VERY
MUCH MISSED. Missing since 12/22,
Please Help!! 614-7744.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.

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.

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The Planning Commission for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold a public hearing on Monday, January
14, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach to consider the follow-
ing application:
PC#35-07 Conditional Use approval of
an existing nonconforming single family
dwelling in a Residential Multi-Family: RM-
1 zoning district, pursuant to Section 34-
339 (d)(12) of the Jacksonville Beach
Land Development Code. The property is
located at 514 South 2nd Avenue, more
specifically described as Lot 3, Block 26,
Pablo Beach South.
PC#36-07 Conditional Use approval of
outdoor restaurant or bar area for an exist-
ing establishment in the Central Business
District: CBD zoning district, pursuant to
Section 34-345(d)(7) of the Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code. The
property is, located at 514 North 1st Street,
more specifically described as substantial-
ly the northerly half of Lots 6 and 7, Block
52, Pablo Beach North. (Lynch's Irish
PC#37-07 Conditional Use approval of
'Management and leasing of space for
use for Executive Meetings, Club/Organi-
zation Meetings; Dance/Yoga/Tai Chi In-
struction, Educational Meetings, Lecture
Hall, Art Gallery, and/or Craft Shows" in
the Metropolitan Redevelopment District:
RD zoning district, 'pursuant to of Ordi-
nance No. 2007-7944, Section 2.d.3, and
pursuant to Article VI, Division: 4 of the
Jacksonville Beach Land Development
Code. The property is located at 320
North 1st Street, more specifically descri-
bed as Lots 1 and 2, Block 32, Pablo
Beach North together with Lots 19, 20,
and 21 Flagler Tract.
The above referenced applications are
available for review in the office of the
Planning and Development Department,
City Hall, 11 North 3rd Street, during nor-
mal business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm).
Planning Commission
City of Jacksonville Beach
If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Planning Commission with respect
to any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
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The Board of Adjustment for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold public hearings on Tuesday, Janu-
ary 15, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach to consider the follow-
ing variance applications:
BOA 07-100233 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e)(1) c.1, for a front yard of
.7 feet in lieu of 25 feet required to al-
low for improvements to a single family
dwelling, for property located at 1104
North 5th Avenue, more specifically,
Lot 1, Block 3, Pine Grove Unit 2.
BOA 07-100236 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-337 (e)(1) c.3, for a rear yard of
24.7 feet in lieu of 30 feet required and
34-337 (e)(1) e, for 41% lot coverage in
lieu of 35% maximum to allow for im-
provements to a single family dwelling,
for property located at 1020 Owen Ave-
nue, more specifically, Lots 16 & 17,
Block 7, Williams Coastal Blvd Heights.
BOA 07-100237 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e)(1) e, for 44% lot cover-
age in lieu of 35% maximum to allow
for a new single family dwelling, for
property located at 3603 South 1st
Street, more specifically, Lot 5 and the
north 13.2 feet of Lot 4, Block 2, Atlan-
tic Shores Ocean Front Section, Divi-
sion "A".
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of the Planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, during normal
business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm).
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evidence upon which the appeal is to be
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sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning .and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

Weekend 9

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Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
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email tojobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
FREE ROOM in Jax Beach in exchange
for part time caregiving. 610-9047.
WANTED PART time exp. cleaning per-
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Experience helpful. Have phone/ transpor-
tation. 285-2426.
LOOKING FOR Part-time promotion in
sales with a premiere health and wellness
company. Generous compensation plan.
Call Kelly 534-2937 for more info.
COUNTER HELP, afternoons & Saturdays
Ponte Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
PVB AREA- Housekeeper wanted 4-5
hours per week. Thursday mornings. Must
be reliable, love cats and have a pleasant
personality. References required. Call
273-2987 for interview.

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.

SERVER NEEDED for Pablo Creek Club;
Great work environment, benefits, 1
month paid vacation. Call 992-6900 ext.

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.

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ALMOST FAMILY Home Companions
are looking for Home Health Aides,
Homemakers and Sitters!!
We have an immediate need for compas-
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care for our valued clients in the Jackson-
ville, St. Augustine and surrounding areas.
Flexible scheduling and weekly pay!
Health Benefit Plans now available! EOE
Please Contact: Michelle Dabney,
Office: (904)346-3028
Fax: (904)332-1056
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
Full-time in our Outpatient Clinic. In-
cludes all resident and employee health
care.. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
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
WE ARE seeking the right persons for our
infant room and our afternoon pre-school
class. Applicants must enjoy working and
playing with young children, be patient,
possess a sence of humor and have
strong work ethics. While a CDA and exp.
are preferred, they are not necessary, as
long as there is reliability, a willingness to
learn and a positive attitude. If this sounds
like you, then we'd like to meet you. EOE.
Across from Adventure Landing..
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F/T & P/T Cashiers, Assistant Head Cash-
ier, Carry-out/ Sales Associates. Proctor
Ace Hardware, 870 A1A N., Ponte Vedra
Beach, 285-8101.

AMERICAN HOME Companions seeks
experienced caregivers for the elderly.
Must drive and be able to work weekends.
PALMS PRESCHOOL Assistant Teacher
needed for -NAEYC accredited center.
Must be nurturing, energetic & someone
who truly enjoys children. Exp. preferred,
but willing to train the right person. Good
benefits & positive work environment.
EOE. 247-0983.
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.
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
needed in the, Health Center at a premier
retirement community. Full-Time, with
great benefits and work environment Ex-
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at Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to 904-246-9447; email to
jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug-free
able cleaning help. Residential/ Commer-
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Full-time in our Assisted Living at a pre-
mier retirement community. Excellent ben-
efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-
9447; email to: jobs@fleetlanding.com
SEOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.

Line Cooks needed for high volume intra-
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at Beards, asking $2000. 249-8,819.

HEART PINE, tongue & groove flooring
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stair material. FLORIDA HEARTWOOD
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MOVING SALE, Thursday, Friday, Satur-
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EVERYTHING MUST go! 12/30 7am-
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ATV, HONDA 650, brand new; only 400
miles. Bright red, has winch. Call
2000 HONDA Ace 750, 4957 actual miles,
KNN, windshield, saddle bags, $2995.
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1993 Red, 2 door Chevy Cavalier, perfect
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LEAVING FLORIDA, everything must gol 2ls TOYOe Sequ conditio, $26,000
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OAKWORKS CLASSIC Clinician Station-
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use. $800. (617)852-6586.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $65/each;
Hotpoint refrigerator, $125; 641-9667,
CHERRY DINING room set: table w/6
chairs, china cabinet, and sideboard,
$1500, 249-7090.

$ $ $
Sat., 12/29. Large selection of holiday,
designer and brand names. Sizes jr. 0-
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$ $ $
Locally owned & operated, hand crafted.
furniture and accessories. Personalized
pet products.

1997 NISSAN Maxima, excellent condi-
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power windows/ locks, cruise, CD,' n6T
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& painting. Lic. CC-C058163

PADGETTS A/C' & Heating, Inc. Family
owned and operated. When quality and
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588-5222 Financing available.
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AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
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HOLIbAY CLEANING, experienced, relia-
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properties, Offices, Homes. 248-9071.
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December 28, 2007

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


Make your house work for you this year

he New Year is right
around the,corner and
I'm excited about what's
ahead for 2008. Last year we
purchased new electronics,
furniture and repainted
around the house. But one of
the changes we made that was
our best was replacing a fil-
tered water faucet in the
kitchen. And I used that
faucet every single day, the
first thing in the morning,
and changing it made the
quality of my life shoot up by
about three thousand points.
Now, let me explain why.
Your living space
When I get up in the morn-
ing, the first thing I do is
make coffee. It's one of those
daily rituals that add continu-
ity to my life.
There are two times of the
day that are my favorite, too.
One is my morning coffee and
newspaper, and the second is
dinnertime, sitting around the
table talking with my family.
When one of those times is
disrupted, I get frustrated.
The past four years that frus-

tration started every precious
morning with my faucet that I
used for my coffee. The pres-
sure was pitiful, it leaked at
the base, and over time, creat-
ed a water stain on the sink. I
hated it every day I used it.
That annoyance started first
thing in the morning, too.
Then, the cabinets where I
kept my coffee cups had
cheap hinges that broke short-
ly after moving into the
house, so when the coffee is
ready, I hear the wood of the

cabinet door scraping against
the wood of the cabinet;
another annoyance. So, here's
one of my favorite times of
the day being marred by oper-
ational problems with my
I'm mad and don't know
These annoyances build
over time. Couple these with
a poor night's sleep or a show-
er curtain that won't close
properly and you have a
house that annoys you to dis-
Then, as you get in the car
to go to work (or walk to your
home office, like I do), you
feel upset, annoyed, frustrat-
ed, or maybe, just plain mad.
"Is it my job?" you wonder as
you drive to work and shake
your fist at the guy who cut
you off in traffic. No, your
foul mood often starts at
Get it fixed
Our homes should be a.
respite from frustrations. It's a
place to recharge and refresh,

but when it doesn't work as it
should, it just becomes anoth-
er thing in the long line of
things that can annoy us.
Looking back over the year at
the changes I made around
the house, the ones that stand
out the most were often the
least expensive and simplest.
We ripped out that old faucet
and put in a new one that
works without leaking and
cleaned up that water stain.
We also sawed off three inches
from the bottom of a garden
gate that dragged on the grass
when we opened it. It's these
simple operational, changes
that improved my home life
this year and my mood.
You can't get going in life
when your home frustrates
you or makes you angry when
you interact with it. This year,
we're resolved to reinstall all
the towel bars that were
installed crooked and repair
door hinges that were drilled
out so that the screws don't
hold the doors to the jams,
making the doors stick or not
close at all.
So, it won't be huge

New grout will give your tile new life

D o you love your tiles
but hate the ugly lines
in between them? If
your grout is cracking, worn,
dingy or stained, replacing it
may be your next do-it-your-
self project. Grubby grout can
turn what once was a beauti-
ful tile job into an eyesore, so
why live with it? If your grout
is cracked, you've got more
than an eyesore on your
hands: moisture seeping
behind tile is a recipe for a
ruined wall, floor or counter-
Don't worry you don't
have to remove all of the tiles
just to replace the grout, but
this is a very time-consuming
job, so be prepared. Replacing
the chiseled-out grout is actu-
ally a lot easier than removing
it, so know on the onset that'
the first step is the hardest!
The traditional tool for
helping you scrape out that
grungy.grout is something
called a grout scraper or grout
saw. It's a hand tool with a
super hard diamond blade to
cut through hardened grout.
Scraping is a slow process. Go
cautiously if you use one since
simple slips can scratch or
chip the tile. We prefer to let a
(small) power tool take the
grunting and groaning out of
the job. A rotary tool like the
Dremel with a grout-removal
attachment makes the process
much easier when doing a
whole room or countertop.
Project Steps
to wear your protective eye-
wear and mask! There will be
numerous flying particles dur-
ing this process so you want
to protect yourself from debris
and dust.
Begin to remove the grout
by inserting your rotary tool's
grout removal tip between the
tiles and moving it up and
down until the grout starts to
flake off. Go slowly at first
until you get the hang of it
and then work carefully so as
not to scratch surrounding
lane Tip: You can tape the tile
next to the grout line you're
working on with painter's tape to
help protect it from slips of your
tool and accidentally scratching
the tile.
Working slowly in small sec-
tions, work away at the grout:
Remove the larger pieces with
the tip of a flat blade, screw-
driver and remove the dust
with a broom or vacuum.
Once the grout is removed
and the surrounding surface is
clean, you've done the hardest
part! Next, you can prepare to
replace the grout. If you're
looking to match the existing
grout (or not replacing all of
the grout in a room), take
some larger pieces of chipped
out grout with you to your
local tile store. An experi-
enced clerk should be able to
find a close match.
Or you might consider
changing things up a bit and
go with a fun color that better
matches your decor. There are
many different kinds of grout
out there, so ask at the store
about what kind is right for
your type tile and the envi-
ronment it's in (outdoors,
indoors, kitchen, bathroom,



'Be Jane'
Jane Tip: For most indoor
uses, a grout with a latex acrylic
admix is preferred for durability
and stain resistance.
Mix the grout according to
the manufacturer's instruc-
tions. Grout dries quickly, so
don't mix more than you can
use in a half hour! The consis-
tency should be that of pan-
cake batter so that it easily
flows into the cracks but does-
n't drip all over.
Using the float, cover your
surface with the wet grout,
filling in the cracks with even,
diagonal strokes. Be sure to
hold your float at a 45 degree
angle to the tiles to push the
grout into the' cracks. Don't
forget your rubber gloves!
Drying time will vary
depending according to the
type of grout you are using..
Conlnt on the rnont spttinf for



about 5-10 minutes before
you can start wiping excess
away with a wet sponge.
Wipe the tiles clean with a
dry rag, avoiding the cracks
with the treshly-laid grout.
You may need to lay a sec-
ond "skim" coat of grout to
seal the deal since grout some-
times shrinks as it dries. Your
first coat should dry in about
a day, but check with the
manufacturer to see whether a
second coat should be applied
and when.
If a second pass is necessary,
repeat steps 5-8.
Jane Tip: If you have pieces of
dried grout stuck to your tile, use
an abrasive pad to gently scour.
them away.
Let the grout dry according
to the manufattfrer's institu-
tions-usually it takes up to 7
days to dry completely. Be
careful not to get anything on
it during this period or it can
cause a stain that'll be there
Jane Tip: If you have larger
than normal spaces between
your tiles, be sure to spray the
grout down with a mister bottle
at least once a day for the first
three to four days. We know this
sounds a bit counterintuitive, but
this prevents the top from drying
out faster than the bottom which
will help keep the top from
After waiting roughly seven
days, you're now ready to seal

the grout. This process helps
close any pores. Yes, your
grout has pores, too! Sealing
them will protect your new
grout from future discol-
oration and cracking. Simply,
apply the sealant and let it
dry according the manufactur-
er's instructions. Keep in mind
that most sealants can be
toxic, so be sure to have plen-
ty of ventilation in the room
you're working in.
You're done! Now you have
beautiful new grout to show
off to all of your friends.
Okay, maybe you won't exact-
ly show it off, but at least you
don't have to live with the
grunginess or cracked grout
you've been complaining
about! Remember, cracks in
your grout can lead to more,
serious issues later so solve the
issue quickly-after all, now
you know-it's not that hard
to get out the grout!
For detailed information and
more great projects ideas, visit.

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makeovers and big ticket pur-
chases that will change our
home life. It'll be simple oper-
ational fixes that will make
our interactions with our
home smooth and pleasant,
and that's got to make life bet-
ter in the coming year. ,
All the best to you and your
living space in 2008!
Kathryn Weber is a home and

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