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Weekend Edition March 7, 2008


Vol. 45, No. 75


PONTE


VEDRA


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


INSIDE


Foreclosure bus


heads to Beaches


by ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES
STAFF WRITER
With reports that foreclo-
sures are on the rise, one
business Saturday begins
regular, every-other-week
bus tours of properties that
have been foreclosed.
Roger Robles, chief execu-
tive officer of Jax
Foreclosure Bus, and his
partners have chartering a
bus to showcase approxi-
mately 10 to 15 homes that
are in the foreclosure
process to anyone interested
in buying a discounted
house.
Among homes going
through foreclosure in 2007


are 28 in Ponte Vedra Beach,
said Robles, adding that one
of the homes in Ponte Vedra
Beach is on Saturday's bus
tour.
Also foreclosed during
2007 are 100 homes in
Jacksonville Beach, 74 in
Atlantic Beach and 28 in
Neptune Beach, Robles said.
Those are among 721
throughout St. Johns
County and 5,517 through-
out Duval, Robles said.
"I figured this is some-
thing that would be .really
good here in [the]
Jacksonville [area],' said
Robles, who also has a real
estate license.


Aida Ribeiro, a concert
.pianist and instructor, will
help judge the BRASS Ring
competition for young musi-
cians. See Around the
Beaches, A-2.


See BUS, A-2


County begins program


photo by KATHY HARTMAN
Marianne Larsen of Ponte Vedra Beach (standing) holds a 5-year-old Daschund Wednesday at
the St. Johns County pet center while chatting with Sally Riley of St. Augustine, who is holding a
4-year-old Jack Russell. Both women are volunteers and both dogs are up for adoption.


for avoiding foreclosure
for aPet center active but hard to find
bv ALEXANDRA KUMMERNES Housing Partnershin March


STAFF WRITER
A quarterly seminar for St.
Johns County residents who
want more information
about preventing home
foreclosures may be offered
through a non-profit
agency.
The St. Johns County


6 offered residents the
opportunity to briefly speak
with lenders about prevent-
ing foreclosures and may
continue to offer similar
seminars on a quarterly
basis depending on the
meeting's results, according
See HOMES, A-2 ,-


by KATHY HARTMAN
EDITOR
When St. Johns County ani-
mal control officers eutha-
nized six adult pit bulls
recently, staffers were heart-
broken, said animal control
director Paul Studivant.


The dogs had been rescued
from a home in southwest St.
Johns County, where they are
believed to have been trained
for fighting, according to a
police report.. A 29-year-old
man was charged.
Although the dogs were not
aggressive to humans, they


were aggressive to other dogs,
making them dangerous
Studivant said.
But one bright spot emerged
from the case, he said: two pit
bull puppies, now 12 weeks
old, were rescued with the
See ANIMALS, A-3 ,


Talking to elderly parents a 'tricky balance'


Author Lisa See appears
next Wednesday at The
Book Mark in Atlantic Beach.
See story B-1.


by SARAH PAULK
CONTRIBUTOR
Barbara Benton is her own
boss:-The Ponte Vedra Beach
resident lives by herself, has a
duplex, likes going on cruises
and trips, and has even been
dating a man for several years.
At 81 years of age, she's liv-
ing independently and loving
it.
But her children, who live
in New Jersey, are starting to
worry, Benton said in a recent
interview.'
When they say "Mom, I
think it's time to come
home," she has the following
reply:
"Read my lips: No. I like to
be by myself and go where I
want," Benton said.


Benton is in an ever-
expanding segment of the
U.S. population.
In 2003, 12 percent of the
population was over 64 years
old, and, according to the U.S.
Census Bureau, that percent-
age is growing.
But as that segment of the
population expands, so does
the concern that many sen-
iors are leaving important
issues unaddressed.
Some haven't talked to their
families about making the dif-
ficult decisions the process of
aging can bring, nor have
they resolved problems or
made plans for the future,
experts say.
"I would encourage family
members to talk to each other
about their end-of-life kinds


of concerns such as living
wills [and] do-not-resuscitate
order," Dr.. Adam Shapiro,
chair of the sociology and
anthropology department at
the University of North
Florida, said in an interview.
"There. are legal mechanisms
that can be in place,".he said.
At the very least, "it's advis-
able that next-of-kin know
what their parents would like
in the event that something
were to happen and they
couldn't make those decisions
themselves," he said.
However, it can be difficult
for parents and children to
discuss touchy subjects like
funeral arrangements,
Shapiro said.
See TOUCHY, A-7 0


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Julie Wright (left) chats with a visitor Thursday at the Players
Community Senior Center.


Celebration centers on

history of Palm Valley


Michael Flatley's internation-
al Irish dancing extravaganza
will be performed at 8 p.m.
Saturday at the Moran
Theater. Ticket and showtime
information on B-1


Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Nease High's Tom blackwell belts a two-handed backhand winner during his
match Wednesday against Episcopal's Danny Knight. Blackwell and his
Panthers teammates rolled to an 8-0 victory. Story on page A-8, additional pho-
tos on page A-10.


FROM STAFF

The Palm Valley Community
Association's year-long celebration
commemorating the 100th anniver-
sary of Palm Valley is getting under
way.
The first special event takes place at
the association's meeting at 7 p.m.
Monday at Palm Valley Community
Center, 148 Canal Blvd.
The evening's guest speaker will be
historian and storyteller Carol Lopez
Bradshaw, whose family has been in
the St. Augustine area for 240 years.
She will share her knowledge of
local history and the families who
helped make that history.
Lopez Bradshaw works at the St.
Augustine Historical Society, is presi-
dent of the Minorca Cultural Society
and sits on the executive board of the
St. Augustine Sister Cities Association
as vice president of Minorca. She also
serves on the committee planning for
the 450th birthday of St. Augustine.
The Centennial celebration contin-
ues April 12 with "A Taste of Palm
Valley." Details will be distributed at
the Monday's meeting.
All centennial events, which cele-
brate the Palm Valley community, its
history, culture and the founding fam-


ilies who pioneered the pine forests
and swamps, are open to the public.
The PVCA, founded in 1948, is one
of the oldest, continually-operating
community associations in North
Florida.
For information, contact Marcy
Silkebaken 273-8047.


photo from archives of Beaches Area Histical Society
Two boys fish in Palm Valley in the
1950's.


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Meeting called off
A meeting for St. Johns
County commissioners and
others about Seminole
County's request to withdraw
millions of gallons of water
from the St. Johns River has
been postponed because of
legal challenges to the pro-
posed withdrawal.
The meeting, which was to
be held March 6 in Sanford,
Fla., was to be between
Seminole County commis-
sioners, members of the St.
Johns County Commission
and elected officials from
other affected local govern-
ments.
The meeting had been
scheduled to address concerns
about the Seminole County
application to withdraw water
from the St. Johns River for
irrigation and other uses.
Legal challenges have been
initiated by St. Johns County,
the city of Jacksonville, St.
Johns RiverKeeper and the
Public Trust Environmental
Law Institute of Florida.

Center gets director
Dick Williams, formerly the
general manager for Cox
Radio in Jacksonville, has been
hired as executive director of
the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach.
Williams spent 30 years as a
broadcast executive, working
in the Milwaukee, St. Louis
and Nashville markets before
moving to Jacksonville, where
he was responsible for opera-
tions of the five local Cox sta-
tions, including WAPE 95.1
and WOKV 690.
His previous experience in
the nonprofit sector includes
work with Learn To Read in
Jacksonville, Junior
Achievement of Northeast
Florida and The Florida
Association of Broadcasters.
He currently serves on the
St. Johns County Planning
and Zoning Agency represent-
ing District 4, Ponte Vedra
Beach. He and his wife Linda


The concept was sparked by
several news reports about the
increasing number of housing
foreclosures throughout the
country, said Robles, who also
heard about a similar company
in California.
The first tour is free,
although Robles said the com-
pany may charge a fee in the
future. The bus is scheduled to
leave at 10 a.m. from 830 Third
St. S., but participants must
arrive by 9:30 a.m.
Interested buyers and
investors will have the oppor-
tunity to ask Realtors, investors
and experts in the field ques-
tions during the five-hour to
six-hour tour.
Attendees will also be given
information on how to buy a
home in the foreclosure
process.
The bus can accommodate


reside in Ponte Vedra Beach
and have two grown sons.


Youth to celebrate Iran
Young Advocates for
Cultural Awareness (YACA),
the young professionals arm
of the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach, will cele-
brate the culture or Iran from
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 19 at
the center.
Professionals age 22 to 40
are invited to the event, which
will feature Iranian art, music,
dancers and food and activi-
ties that occur during a tradi-
tional Persian new year cele-
bration. Also, Dr. Benjamin
Smith will discuss Iranian for-
eign relations and the politics
of oil.
The event is free for mem-
bers, $25 for others. The cen-
ter is at 50 Executive Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
For information, contact
Julie Price at 280-0614, ext.
205.


BRASS competition set
Beaches Residents Actively
Supporting the Symphony
(BRASS) has announced the
BRASS Ring Music
Competition will be held April
12 at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library.
The public is invited to see
the young musicians compete
in the eighth annual competi-
tion for those in grades six
through 12 who live at the
Beaches.
Applications are due April 3,
and the competition is open
to all youngsters, whether
they attend public or private
school or are schooled a
home.
More than 35 students par-
ticipated in the event last year
by performing two memorized
classical pieces.
Judges for this year's event
are Aida Ribeiro, a concert
pianist and instructor and wife
of Jacksonville Symphony


-approximately 20 persons,
although a second bus is avail-
able. The bus will tour various
areas throughout the Beaches
and Jacksonville area, includ-
ing the Westside and
Northside, Robles said.
Houses shown on the tour
range from $30,000 to
$350,000 in price, Robles said:
The houses sell for approxi-
mately 20 to 40 percent under
market value, according to the
company's Web site.
Jax Foreclosure Bus will offer
a bus tour every two weeks,
and on the interim weeks, the
company will offer free semi-
nars on home buying, explain-
ing what to look for when buy-
ing a foreclosed home.
For reservations or more
information, call (904) 536-
3342 or visit www.jaxforeclo-
surebus.com.


THE BEACHES


conductor Fabio Machetti; Dr.
Nick Curry, a cello professor at
University of North Florida,
and Krzysztof Biernacki, voice
professor at the University of
North Florida.


Dr. Nick Curry


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Krzysztof Biernacki


Dine on the wild side
HAWKE, The Humane
Association of Wildlife Care &
Education,which rescues and
rehabilitates wild birds, mam-
mals and reptiles, will hold its
annual "Dine on the Wild
Side" fund-raising dinner May
10 at The St. Augustine
Alligator Farm.
Dinners are supplied by
Jerry Stalvey's BBQ Gypsy Cab
and Jim's Place, with dessert
from South Beach Grill.
A ticket to the event also
includes exclusive use of the
park 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., with a


photo submitted
More than 60 people turned out for A Tie to Scouting, a Boy Scout fund-raiser at The Outpost in
Ponte Vedra Beach Feb. 27. There was a buffet and a video presentation titled "A Century of
Scouting," and guests pledged $81,000 to support Boy Scouts. Herbert H. Peyton, owner of the
Outpost, was honorary chairman for the event.



Aim is to avoid foreclosures

>- HOMES, from A-1


to the partnership's executive
director, Bill Lazar.
"We're definitely seeing an
increase in foreclosures, espe-
cially in St. Johns County,"
said Lazar. "I think we're see-
ing the tip of the iceberg of
what may be out there."
Thursday's meeting was an
informal. information-gather-
ing approach to help "regular


working folks" who may be on
the brink of foreclosure or who
have general homeowner con-
cerns, such as questions about
mortgages.
The partnership's goal is to
gauge how many people are
on the verge of foreclosure
while also offering preventa-
tive tips.
"Maybe this would be pre-


emptive," he said. "We're try-
ing to get people before it's too
late."
The partnership offers home
rehab programs, credit coun-
seling and other services for
home owners and interested
buyers.
For more information, con-
tact the partnership at 824-
0902 or visit www.sjhp.org.


guided tour of the bird rook-
ery and a birds of prey presen-
tation by Melanie Cain-Stages.
Tickets at $30 for ages 12
and older and $20 for ages 5 to
11 can be purchased begin-
ning April 1 through HAWKE's
web site (www.hawkewil-
dlife.org).

RiverKeeper to visit
Neil Armingeon, the St.
Johns RiverKeeper, will visit
the Beaches Branch Library,
600 3rd St., Neptune Beach, to
discuss various topics about
the environment on the First
Coast. He will speak at 3 p.m.
Thursday.

Religion meets govt.
University of North Florida
Professor David Schwam-Baird
will talk about how govern-
ment and religion have
crossed paths in today's world
when he speaks at the Beaches
Branch Library in Neptune
Beach at 7 p.m. March 25.


MSD meets Monday
The Board of Trustees of the
Ponte Vedra Municipal Service
District (MSD) is scheduled to
meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library.

Gown giveaway is 3/15
Hundreds of prom gowns
will be given to Northeast
Florida teens March 15, when
Southpoint Community
Church teams up with
Caitlin's Closet, a nonprofit
organization founded by the
teenage daughter of former
Jacksonville Jaguar and former
Ponte Vedra Beach resident
Mark Brunell.
The gowns will be distrib-
uted to girls involved with
Girls Inc., Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida, the
Women's Center of
Jacksonville, and The Bridge of
Northeast Florida.
Caitlin Brunell is founder of


the organization, which col-
lects gently used special occa-
sion dresses and distributes
them to prom-hopefuls. She
founded the nonprofit in
2006, when she was 14.
"I wanted to do something
to help other teens," said
Caitlin Brunell. "I realized
that every girl should be able
to attend school events and
feel good about herself, and I
thought I might be able to
help make that happen."
She has sponsored events in
Washington, D.C. and north-
ern Virginia and is planning to
host collection drives in
Florida, Nevada, California,
and Kentucky this year.
Those gowns will be distrib-
uted during prom season at
events in Oklahoma,
California, Florida and
Virginia.
Since its founding, Caitlin's
Closet has collected nearly
2,000 prom gowns and special
occasion dresses.
She is the current Miss
America's Outstanding Teen,
representing the
Commonwealth of Virginia,
having won more than
$30,000 in college scholar-
ships at the Miss America's
Outstanding Teen competi-
tion in Orlando in August.
BwagZ .


ROUND


PUBLIC WORKSHOP

Evaluation and Appraisal (EAR) of
Jacksonville Beach's Comprehensive Plan

The Jacksonville Beach Planning and Development Depart-
ment, together with its consultants Reynolds Smith and Hills,
Inc., invite you to attend a public workshop regarding the
evaluation and appraisal of the existing comprehensive plan.
The workshop will be the first major step in the update of
the existing comprehensive plan.

Under state law, an evaluation and appraisal report (EAR)
is required to be submitted every seven years. For the City
of Jacksonville Beach, the next EAR submittal deadline is
December 1, 2008.

Public Workshop
Thursday, March 13th at 7:00 PM
Jacksonville Beach City Hall
11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach, FL

The workshop will address the EAR process and the city's new
Transportation Element. It will be designed to facilitate open
and proactive participation, in order to identify the community's
major planning issues and objectives. These issues and objec-
tives will form the framework for the evaluation and appraisal
report (EAR). Recommendations from the EAR will become the
basis for any amendments that will be made to the city's compre-
hensive plan.

A draft schedule for developing the EAR will be presented during
this meeting. As the EAR is developed and finalized, there will
be additional opportunities for public participation over the next
several months.

Anyone requiring special accommodations or additional informa-
tion please contact Beth Leister at (904) 256-2253 or e-mail
beth.leister@rsandh.com no later than Friday March 7th


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10 to 20 percent of animals at shelter are surrendered by owners
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adults. One is in foster care, and the
other awaits placement.
"We just wanted something positive
to come out of this," Studivant said in
an interview this week in his office at
the county pet center.
Although the pet center has been in
operation for more than a year, many
people are surprised to learn about its
existence, said Studivant.
"We're in the middle of nowhere," he
said.
One regular volunteer, Marianne
Larsen of Ponte Vedra Beach, agrees.
"We are ... working on getting a bet-
ter sign on U.S. 1 so that people will be
aware that this is an animal shelter,"
Larsen, who has five dogs of her own,
said in a recent e-mail message.
The center is just west of U.S. 1 on
Stratton Road, about four miles south
of the intersection with County Road
210 east.
The green county directional sign on
U.S. 1 is easy to miss, said Larsen, who
has been trying to recruit other volun-
teers for the center.
"I know that St. Johns County has
more . people who are willing to
work in this setting and I am optimistic
that the reason they are not volunteer-
ing is because they surely must not
know about the need," she said.
Volunteers help in many ways,
according to pet center office manager
Jennifer Ray. For example, they play
with the cats, walk and bathe the dogs,
attend offsite adoption events and


escort visitors around the center.
But animal lovers may find it hard to
deal with the euthanasia, Larsen said.
About 64 percent of the animals
brought to the shelter are euthanized,
Studivant said. The majority of those
are feral cats, he said.
"If [an animal] can't be handled by
us, then it's a public safety issue," he
said.
He added, however, that the nation-
al euthanasia average is about 75 per-
cent, and that the center had about
700 adoptions from its opening Feb. 1,
2007, to the end of the year.
Dogs and cats each made up about
half of those adoptions, he said.
Of the animals taken to the shelter,
80 percent to 90 percent are picked up
by animal control officers and the
remainder are brought in by owners,
Studivant said.
"We will not turn one away," he said.
During one 30-minute period
Wednesday, a visitor heard several
phone calls answered -- one from an
Orange Park resident with "dogs from
the neighborhood" who was referred
by another shelter and wanted direc-
tions to the St. Johns center.
Also Wednesday there were several
walk-in visitors who looked for, but did
not take home, a pet, Larsen said.
Volunteers must be 18 and are
required to attend an orientation,
Studivant said. The next.orientation is
scheduled 9 a.m. to noon March 15 at
the center.


photo by KATHY HARTMAN
Pet center volunteer Marianne Larsen of Ponte Vedra Beach (right) has a treat for Cora, whose leash is held by
Kerry Wegmann, a veterinary technician at the center. For more on Cora, see Pet Tales, B-7



St. Johns County pet center

S130 N. Stratton Road
(off U.S. 1, four miles south of CR 210 east)
Phone: 209-6190
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday
Adoption: $55 for female; $45 for male
Volunteer orientation: 9 a.m. to noon March 15 at the center
Web site: (www.co.st-johns.ft.us/BCC/AnimalControl/Shelter.aspx)


Penman alignment faces months of delay


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER ,
It could be three or more
months before the newly
realigned portion of Penman
Road South in Jacksonville
Beach is open to motorists,
officials said this week.
Originally slated for com-
pletion last December, the
road's tentative opening date
is now scheduled for May 31,
Ty Edwards, Jacksonville
Beach Public Works director,
said Monday.
"That's our guess," he said
of the projected date. "I'm
trying to be conservative."
He said the city has com-
pleted its work but has been
waiting for JEA's contractor,
Superior, to finish its work
before opening the South


Penman Road intersection at
Beach Boulevard.
Edwards said the date is
contingent on the installation
of 54-inch stormwater.
drainage pipes along Beach
Boulevard's south right-of-
way, which will stop just past
the entrance to the Beach
Plaza shopping center. The
pipes will be connected to the
city's existing drainage sys-
tem.
Once the pipes are in the
ground, Edwards said, the
contractor will then have to
"come back through and take
out all of the old drainage
pipes all the way back to the
bridge."
Plans for a separate
Jacksonville Transportation
Authority widening project
will add two more lanes


through the Penman Road
alignment area. Edwards said
a new four-way traffic signal
must also be in place before
the road is in use.
The Penman Road project
was, implemented to correct
the jog between the northern
and southern legs of the road-
way at the existing traffic
light at the Beach Boulevard
and Penman Road.
Once the road is open, vehi-
cles will be able to cross at a
signalized intersection .at
Beach Boulevard and Penman
Road.
The existing traffic signal at
15th Street and Beach
Boulevard will be eliminated
by the state Department of
Transportation to help
improve traffic flow by allow-
ing a longer turning lane for


Fuel spills from boat, closing road


FROM STAFF
A fuel spill closed a portion
of Penman Road for several
hours Saturday in Jacksonville
Beach.
A Jacksonville Beach boater
accidentally pumped 100 gal-
lons of fuel into the hull of his
26-foot Sailfish at the Chevron
station in the 1600 block of
Penman Road. Firefighters
responded to the service sta-
tion around 3:30 p.m. where
an additional 25 gallons of fuel


was dispensed on the ground
after the bilge pump had
engaged, the boater told
responding emergency crews.
Motorists faced detours for
six hours as HazMat crews
from Jacksonville Fire and
Rescue and Mayport worked to
remove the hazardous materi-
als and the scene was finally
cleared just before 9:30 p.m.
During the cleanup, customers
were unable to access Terry's
Country Store. Firefighters


established a "hot zone" and
police officers were in place to
divert traffic.
A Mayport-based HazMat
team responded because the
Jacksonville team was
responding to another call, but
responders did not have the
proper equipment to load the
fuel. The Jacksonville HazMat
team offloaded 50 gallons pf
fuel. The boat was moved to
another location to continue
cleanup efforts.


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What others are saying


Self-censorship

Maybe the government isn't

the one denying us our rights

The following appeared in this week's issue
of The Northeaster, the student produced
newspaper for Fletcher High School.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establish-
ment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the
right of the people to peacefully assemble, and to petition
the government for a redress of grievances."


These immortal words should
instilla sense of pride in every
American. It is a right that we
often take for granted and one
that many other nations envy;
we are the champions of equality
to much of the world. Yet, despite
is great importance, there is a dis-
turbing lack of knowledge among
the citizens that so dutifully fol-
low its word.


To celebrate the
First Amendment
March 16-22 is,
Sunshine Week
go to:
www.sunshine-
week.org


To those who haven't figured out just where that state-
ment is from, here's a hint: the Bill of Rights, which con-
tains the first ten amendments ratified to the
Constitution, opens with this declaration, This, the most
fundamental of our rights, is the First Amendment It
grants us the freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly
and petition. It is what separates from the vast majority of
other nations in the world.
Yet, unbelievably, according to a study conducted by the
McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum in 2006, approxi-
mately 99 percent of adults can't name the five rights guar-
anteed by the First Amendment, a startling concept that
leaves one positively flabbergasted. These are people who
promise to uphold America's greatest principles of democ-
racy, who swear allegiance to the flag and who "so proud-
Sly" hailed to the twilight's last gleaming. How it is possible
that our nation, run by these so-called patriots, is so unin-
formed? We are busy parading our ideals about democracy
and flourishing our Constitution in others' faces, rather
than taking the time to actually learn just what our coun-
try is founded upon. If we plan to make changes in the
_world, we ought to begin with ourselves.
"Sweep your own doorstep before you sweep anyone
else's," as the saying goes.
S Even high school students, who are actually required to
take. classes involving the United States Constitution,
don't seem to have a firm grasp on their rights. According
to the same 2006 study, a stunning 75 percent of students
believe that burning the American flag is illegal. And while
that issue has been a sticky one, every attempt at passing
a constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration has
failed it.is viewed as a means of communication and,,
expression, which is protected by the First \mnendmentr
Case in point: as Americans, we are woefully ignorant of
our own government's principles and actions and only
have ourselves to blame. The thirst for knowledge appears
to be waning at a shocking rate.
There is still hope, however. While idiocy and bigotry
are rarely curable, ignorance is easily fixed. We simply
need to acknowledge the void in our erudition; it is noth-
ing that a little reading can't mend. And hey you might
just learn something interesting.

Roche-a-q'is Cumming
Northeaster staff




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Letters to

the editor:


No need to hide gray hair it can be dazzling


Mature folks are defined by
other's perceptions. To our off-
spring we are "mom" or ,.
"granny", which indicates our '
place in the family hierarchy, .
not who we are. When does
one officially become a "Senior
Citizen"? I read that 60 is the ,
new 40. Most of us, who do
not have health issues, will tell
you we don't feel much differ-
ent at 60 plus than we did at i '
40 years of age. That would
push "Senior Citizen" to the
Methuselah crowd and even JOANNE WILLIAMS
then "Emeritus Citizen" might GUEST COLUMNIST
be more appropriate.
A recent ad for hair color lenge ill conceived perceptions
asked "When your gray hairs about aging without providing
are visible, do you feel invisi- the ammunition. Eyeglasses
ble?" That really pushed my that resemble the windshield
buttons. Why should anyone on a '57 Studebaker are not
be depicted in the media as cool. Red eyebrows with gray
undesirable simply because he hair look bizarre. A black dye
or she has gray hair? Today job looks ghoulish. Too much
gray hair is yesterdays' dumb blush and lipstick can make us
blonde joke. A trip to.the hair look like we are auditioning
dresser can be frustrating. The for a party clown gig at a kid's
minute you walk-in the door birthday party. Guys who
they call you "hon" or "sweet- wear short shorts with knee
ie" and drag out.the hair pins, high black -socks and tennis
rollers and blue rinse. Hair shoes shouldn't gripe about
,,qr.m ay le suggestedd to beig g jeered. Active wear does-
"m.,ke your,: features pop".'. i :Fi't',quite dut it for alluich date
Personally, I like my gray hair. and white socks with loafers
If my features don't pop, I'll qualify you for geezerdom. No
survive. When we buy into the wonder there is a caveat when
concept that gray hair should someone comments "You look
be hidden, don't we also buy good...... for your age"
into the notion that we are At a certain age, we are
somehow less valuable as we inundated with mail order cat-
age? If age is just a number, alogs, that we didn't request,
isn't gray just a color? offering polyester slacks with
It is difficult enough to chal- elastic waist bands and a


whole lot of other gadge
don't even want to conte
plate. A lot us don't beli
muumuus and tennis sh
make cutting edge fash
statements. While it's t
that we probably don't 1
cool in peg leg slacks, I
midriffs, skinny jackets
stilettos, I don't want to r
about stuff that my "emerit
mother wouldn't w
Magazines do not feat
career wardrobes for 60 y
old plus women. Some of
who are still working wo
like to see mature won
wearing something other ti
ugly slacks, prison war
shoes and golf attire.
My role model is a 90 y
old fashionista. She says
almost impossible to find fa
ion that is age appropr
without being "cute" or
mourning". Este Lau
would have to file for ba
ruptcy if she stopped purc]
ing products. She travels, h
parties, volunteers and is
ombudsman for older peop
organizations. She even pl
treess!!;. -. :-
SGray-hair canebedazzlirt
everything else in the pack
is up to par. Why should
be afforded the same rite
passage as adolescent acne
choose to buck the syst
continue to protest the dre
ed "Senior Citizen" phrase
keep my gray hair.
Williams is an Atlantic Be
resident.


I More letters to the editor:


Many young people contribute a great dea


To the editor:
Shame on you [Tom
Purcell]! Your recent column
slandering "kids" and their
parents was mean, spiteful,
insulting and unprofessional.
Using a UK survey to make
broad negative generaliza-
tions about children and
their parents sheds more light
on your character than that of
your targets.
I am a proud product of the


generation and economic
conditions you describe in
your column. I am also a
proud parent and proud
member of a wonderful com-
munity. Maybe it's different
where you live, but my chil-
dren and countless of their
friends are hard-working
impressive young people.
They volunteer many hours
for many great causes, work
hard in school and have after-


school jobs. They are not
spoiled, materialistic bi
you paint them!
I suggest you get out fr
behind your computer,
down the coffee and get
know these kids persona
Your perspective will chang
guarantee it!
Susan Dra
Ponte Vedra Bea


Don't mix Mayport Road with the village


To the editor:
Enough is enough! Your
lead story in today's paper,
Feb. 29, Intolerance for crime
key to curbing Mayport woes
is incorrect. The area of which
you speak is more correctly
know as the Mayport Road
Corridor. It is Atlantic Beach
from Atlantic Blvd. to Dutton
Island Road then Jacksonville


beyond that.
Mayport..is the tiny village
on A1A from Helen Cooper
Floyd (Little Jetties) Park to
just beyond the Mayport Ferry
Landing.
Our population here in
Mayport is small and we are
proud of our heritage and vil-
lage. Stop making our home
the crime capital of the beach-


You need to make the dis-
tinction between Mayport
(the village) and Mayport Rd.
(Atlantic Beach and
Jacksonville) clear to your
readers.

Janice Strickland
Mayport


Our military deserve better compensation


To the editor:
Military personnel do not
get enough for the sacrifices
they make. In my research, I
have found that marines, the
men and women who .fight
for our country, receive -
after 22 years of service -
only $5,185.80 per month.
Do you see football players,
who get about $4,000,000
per season fight, die or suf-
fer? No. That's what marines
do! Americans need to give
more appreciation to those
who are dying in Iraq and
Afghanistan by paying them
more than what they get
now. I'm 11 and I can see
what grown-ups won't or
can't see. I'm 11 and I am
making a stand. Will you?
Can you imagine a soldier


who fights for his country
and yet can't pay rent for his
apartment? A mother who
can't feed her baby because
her husband does not make
enough money? Well, that is
what is happening because
we don't take a stand for
their rights. We can afford to
pay $4,000,000 to a person
who only scores goals for our
entertainment, but can't pay
a soldier that fights for our
safety, our comfort and our
freedom more than
$5,185.80 per month?
Rock stars make about
$15,000,000 a year. They
only entertain us. What
about those who fight for us?
Those who die for us? What
about those who suffer for
us? We need to think about


this subject, and not just
study it, but do something
about it! We are all equal!
None among us are greater
than our neighbors. Marines
and all service men and
women need more that what
we can give them!
If we are to thrive as a
nation, tho thrive as a
whole, we all need to have
the same rights, the same
treatment and fair pay. I
don't mean try to be a fail-
ure, just give to those who
deserve it, not just to those
who pay well. I want to
change the world. I think we
can all make this world a bet-
ter place.
Daniel Plummer
Ponte Vedra Beach


Speeding in PV

out of control

To the editor:
I was almost broadsided by
an automobile a few days ago!
I was leaving Sawgrass
Country Club by crossing A1A
to turn left and go south. An
automobile coming south on
A1A traveling at least 45 miles
an hour but probably more
like 55 miles an hour began
turning left into Sawgrass
Country Club subsequent to
S me crossing to the medium.
The man driving the car was
slightly out of control and
startled by my presence in the
median turn lane.
Because of his excessive
g speed he missed me only
slightly. I was shaken but not
surprised by the close call.
ts I Because there is no law
em- enforcement on A1A.in Ponte
ieve Vedra Beach, speeding is ram-
ioes pant. The person who almost
ion hit me should have
:rue approached the left turn into
ook Sawgrass Country Club at. no
are more than 10 to 15 miles per
and hour. However it is typical of
*ead this stretch of highway that
tus" common sense does not pre-
ear. vail.
:ure I have written several letters
year beseeching county govern-
f us ment to do something about
>uld rampant excessive speed on
men A1A within the limits of
han Ponte Vedra Beach. 55 to 65
den miles per hour on A1A within
Ponte Vedra Beach is the
year norm, although the limit is
it is posted at 45 miles per hour. It
ash- seems that no one cares.
iate Hardly a week goes by that
"in there is not an accident on
ider this stretch of highway and I
ink- am certain all are due to
has- excessive speed.
osts Once again through this
an newspaper I ask the Saint
)le's John's County Sheriff Shoar
ants .and the county commissioner
.. ,-- representingng ;,c. te Vedra j
g, if"' , Beach, ThomaEs WManuel, to
't it ness before an utter tragedy
a of takes place on A1A. The
? I speed limit within Ponte
em; Vedra Beach should be
ead- reduced to 35 miles an hour
and as it is at Jacksonville,
Neptune and Atlantic
'ach Beaches. Law enforcement of
the speed limit should be
relentless. There are simply
too many retired people, chil-
dren, people walking and
bicyclist in the confines of
Ponte Vedra Beach to allow
this speeding to continue.
,I | I ask the question, does that
utter tragedy I mention above
have to happen for county or
the state government to do some-
rats thing about this speeding epi-
demic within the Ponte Vedra
om Beach limits?
put
to Jim Walker
ally. Ponte'Vedra Beach


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POLICE BEAT


PONTE VEDRA BEACH
A resident of Sandy Oaks
reported she was awakened by
her car alarm about 3 a.m.
Tuesday and discovered the
car was broken into. Missing
were an iPod, iPod transmit-
ter and a purse containing
credit cards, a Social Security
card and other items.
0* *
A 36-year-old man reported
Tuesday that his wife's debit
card had been used at several
business around Loredo,
Texas, in transactions totaling
$800. He said the couple had
used the card at an airport
pizza place in Houston the
week before. His wife retained
possession of the card, the
police report said.
* *
A 40-year-old man reported
his $9,000 saxophone and
$1,200 mouthpiece were
stolen between Monday
evening and Tuesday morn-
ing from his SUV parked on
L'Atrium Circle.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH
Aggravated assault was
reported March 5 in the 900
block of 4th Avenue South. A
woman told police that she
was walking west on 4th
Avenue South when a neigh-
bor approached with a small
dog on a tight leash. Police


said the woman felt the per-
son unfurled the leash and
planned to sic the dog on her.
She went inside her house
and came out a short time
later to find the dog owner in
her yard and threatening her
with a stick. Witnesses told
police that they heard the
two parties yelling but no one
displayed a stick and each
were in their own yards.
Petit theft was reported
March 5 in the 1500 block of
Penman Road N. A delivery
driver told police that he
observed an unknown male
suspect run from behind his
truck with a case of beverages
valued between $100 and
$200. He said he didn't know
what kind of beverages were
stolen because he transports
several different items. Police
questioned a woman that was
at the scene during the theft
and she said the suspect stole
a case of water.
Assault was reported March
5 in the 100 block of 1st
Street S. A male suspect
threatened to harm another
man's dog after his was quar-
antined for attacking a cat.
The victim told police' he
went to the dog owner's
house to discuss payment of
the vet bills to treat the


injured cat and the man
refused. The suspect and his
friends later taunted the vic-
tim but when police arrived
both parties were calmly dis-
cussing the incident.
Gian Anthony Cortese, 22,
of Orlando was arrested
March 6 and charged with
possession and sale of a con-
trolled substance in the 1400
block of 3rd Street North,
according to a police report.
Police initiated a traffic stop
at 1:40 a.m. and located four
10-gram baggies of marijuana
in the vehicle.
Shaun Patrick McKanna,
26, of St. Petersburg was
arrested March 6 and charged
with introducing contraband
into a detention facility in
the 500 block of Adams
Street, according to a police
report. McKanna was also
charged with DUI and unlaw-
ful speed after police initiated
a traffic stop at 4:50 a.m. in
the 1300 block of Beach
Boulevard.
* *'
James Francis Muldoon Jr.,
42, a transient, was arrested
March 4 and charged with
trespassing on a legally post-
ed construction site in the
800 block of 1st Street N.,
according to a police report.


Police found Muldoon sleep-
ing on the third floor of the
building.
* *
Grand theft was reported at
a restaurant March 3 in the
300 block of Beach Boulevard.
An employee failed to make a
$1,792 deposit. Attempts to
contact the suspect were
unsuccessful because he was
no longer living at his last
known address.
ATLANTIC BEACH
Clifford Henry Monegan,
45, was arrested for aggravat-
ed assault and strong arm rob-
bery on March 3 in the 800
block of Seminole Road,
according to a police report.
The incident occurred in the
1000 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to the
report. The victim was at an
ATM getting rent money for
the defendant, and the defen-
dant demanded more money
from the victim, the report
said. The victim told police
he felt threatened and was
afraid the suspect would hurt
him if he did not comply,
according to the report.
* *
Battery was reported on
March 4 in the 900 block of
Plaza, according to a police
report. Police observed a
fight between three males,


Stolen credit card used to buy gift cards at neighboring store


FROM STAFF
Jacksonville Beach police
detectives are looking for a
woman accused of using a
stolen credit card to purchase
$1,600 worth of gift cards
from Target at 490 Marsh


Landing Parkway.
Investigators are working to
identify the suspect who was
captured by surveillance
video using the stolen card on
Jan. 31.
The credit card was stolen


from a wallet while the 75-
year-old victim was shopping
at a nearby grocery store.
Police said the suspect is
5'6" and weighs approximate--
ly 135 lbs. She appears to
have a tattoo on her upper


right arm and was wearing a
yellow top with dark pants at
the time the theft occurred.
Anyone with information
on the possible identification
of the suspect is asked to call
Det. DiFiore at 270-1675.


OBITUARIES


Kat Church


Kat Church, 64, died
March 4, 2008. She was born
in Maryville, Tenn., and was
a. long-time, ,resident ,of
J.cksonville Beach. .
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Frank.
Church is survived by her


son; Frank; daughter, Mary
Ann; sister, Martha Stratton;
grandchildren, Billy, Mary,
- Briannre ,and -Trey.; and great-.
gran4dchildne, .,.. Joshua,;
Brianna, Isabella and Riley.
Funeral services for Church
will be held at 2 p.m. today,


Friday, March 7 at Quinn-
Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach, with
Pastor Eddie Towers officiat-
ing. Interment will follow in
Beaches Memorial Park.
The family requests dona-
tions be made in Church's


Tohn Keith Dutcher


John Keith
Dutcher, 83,
of Jackson-
#.- '4 ville Beach,
died Monday,
SMarch 3,
S 2008, at home
surrounded
by his family.
Dutcher
was born May
19, 1924, in
Loggieville, New Brunswick,
Canada, to George E. and
Margaret M. Dutcher. While
growing up in Canada he was a
farmer and began his career as a
carpenter at a young age. At
Age 17, Dutcher joined the
Canadian army and left to serve
in World War II.
After returning from the war,
he began his carpentry business
and later married Wanda L.
Carter on July 9, 1948. In 1960
they moved to Jacksonville
Beach.
He was a former member and
Deacon of Palms Presbyterian
Church. Dutcher was a Mason


and Shriner. He was also a con-
tractor for 60 years. During that
time he owned and operated
Dutcher Builders. He was part
of the Jacksonville Beach com-
munity for the past 48 years.
He is survived by his wife,
Wanda L. Dutcher; eight chil-
dren, Isabel (Lee) of New
Brunswick, Canada, Eldon of
British Columbia, Canada,
Byron (Janice) of Greensboro,
N.C., Marilyn (Vernon) of New
Brunswick, Canada, Lois (Jim)
of Jacksonville Beach, Austin
(Shirley) of Jacksonville Beach,
Garth (Leslie) of Simpsonville,
S.C., and Malcolm of Ft.
Lauderdale; 20 grandchildren,
Matthew (Colleen), Barry
(Darlene), Neil (Kristina), Jason,
Chase, Brock, Ruth, Daniel,
Philip, Jeremy, James
(Christine), Aaron, Kadesh
(Travis), Tamara, Asher, Katie,
Sarah, Blake, Joy, Christiana;
and seven great-grandchildren,
Keira, Taylor, Brady, Sydney,
Levi, Ethen and Ella.
He is also survived by his sis-


ters, Anna Hilbum of Atlantic
Beach, and Norma (Charles)
Dickison of New Brunswick,
Canada; sister-in-laws, Jean
Dutcher and Shirley Dutcher of
New Brunswick, Canada. He
was predeceased by his father
George Dutcher, mother
Margaret MacDonald, sister
Elizabeth Dutcher, and his
brothers Robert Dutcher and
William Dutcher of New
Brunswick, Canada.
A memorial service to honor
his life will be held at 4 p.m.
Monday, March 10, in Beaches
Chapel, with Reverend Steve
McCoy officiating.
In lieu of flowers, send
memorial contributions to
Community Hospice of NE
Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32257, or
Beaches Chapel School, 610
Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach,
Fla. 32233.
Services under the care of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.


Douglas Merle Fritz


Douglas
Merle Fritz,
53, died
March 5,
2008, follow-
ing a short
illness.
He was
born Aug. 5,
1954, in
Tallahassee.


Survivors include his mother,
Merle Fritz of Tallahassee;
brother, Gary Fritz of
Alligator Point; sister, Lesa
Sipperly of Mooresville, N.C.;
nephews, Adam Fritz and
Jackson Sipperly; and nieces,
Savannah Eden and Shelby
Sipperly.
According to his family,
Fritz was known by many and


loved by all who knew him.
He had a passion for life, and
a love of family and friends
that helped him through his
life, his family said.
Friends are encouraged to
celebrate his life Sunday,
March 9, 3 p.m., at Fritz's
home, 1529 Emma Lane,
Neptune Beach.


George Washington Latimer Jr.


Funeral services for George
Washington Latimer Jr., 85,
will be held at 2 p.m. Friday,
March 7, in First Baptist
Church of Jacksonville Beach,
with Rev. Ben Wallace officiat-
ing. Entombment will be in
Evergreen Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott
Oliver, Todd Oliver, George
Flanagan, Jason Flanagan,
Martin Cooper and Richard
Domroski. Honorary pallbear-
ers will be the members of the
Macomber Sunday School
Class.
Born May 20, 1922, in
Jacksonville, Mr. Latimer died
Tuesday, March 4, 2008. He
served in the United States


Navy in the Pacific Theater,
during World War II, and was
a member of Selma Alabama
Masonic Lodge F.&A.M., the
Scottish Rite Bodies and
Morocco Temple of the Shrine.
Mr.. Latimer was a retired
Terminal Manager from Sun
Oil Company; a member of
First Baptist Church of
Jacksonville Beach; and the
Macomber Sunday School
Class.
Survivors include two
daughters, Mrs. Joan L. (Larry)
Oliver of Neptune Beach and
Mrs. Elizabeth L. (Larry)
Flanagan of Peoria, Ill.; four
grandchildren, Scott (Somone)
Oliver, Todd (Ursula) Oliver,


George (Heather) Flanagan
and Jason (Robyn) Flanagan;
seven great-grandchildren,
Tyler, Christopher and Emily
Oliver and Megan, Jason,
Colleen, and Conner
Flanagan; and cousins,
Rhydon (Doris) Dennett,
Lorraine Latimer, Doris
Latimer, Marsha Hurd and
Frances Dennett.
Funeral arrangements are
under the direction of George
H. Hewell and Son Funeral
Home, Jacksonville, where the
family received friends
Thursday. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to
Community Hospice of N.E.
Florida.


name to ,Hospice of N.E.
Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Rd.
Jacksonville, Fla. 32257.
Services under the care of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.


according to the report.
NEPTUNE BEACH
Grand theft was reported
on March 3 in the 400 block
of Margaret Street, according
to a police report.
* *
Fraudulent use of a credit
card was reported on March 4
in the 300 block of Oak
Street, according to a police
report. The victim discovered
several unauthorized charges
on his account, totaling
$1,747.55, according to the
report.
* *
Burglary to a dwelling was
reported on March 3 in the
1700 block of Fourth Street,
according to a police report.
An unknown suspect entered
the victim's residence and
stole a video camera and jew-
elry, according to the report.
Police determined that the
suspect entered the house
through an unlocked win-
dow. The entire residence
was ransacked, according to
the report.
Jashawn Philip, 20, was
arrested for armed robbery on
March 5 in the 1000 block of
Cornell Lane, according to a
police report. A food delivery
,person was robbed while
delivering food at an apart-
ment complex, according to a
police report.

Matthew Burgess., 20, was
arrested for burglary on
March 5 in the 1000 block of
Cornell Lane, according to a
police report.


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FROM STAFF
Jacksonville Beach police are
no longer investigating the
possible sexual battery of a
teenager in the Cradle Creek
Nature Preserve after the teen
recanted her report.
The 16-year-old girl told
police Feb. 28 that she ven-
tured alone into the 10.5-acre
preserve located at 15th Street
South and Fairway Lane alone
on Feb. 15 after a fight with a
family member.
Police said the teen initially
reported that an unknown
man jumped out of the bushes
and raped her.
Sgt. Thorn Birigham Tiiesday
said detectives were following
up on the case but then she
told police she was not
attacked in the preserve, but in
Jacksonville. The Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office is pursuing the
investigation.
Bingham said police have
not had problems with suspi-
cious people in the city-owned
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Nobody likes to hear, 'We need to talk' A


-TOUCHY, from A-1
"One could say it's like hav-
ing the birds and the bees con-
versation," Shapiro said. "I
would advocate for people to
always talk about these kinds
of things and not fear the kind
of reactions they're going to
get from family members. But
I think we're afraid of talking
about [them and] my fear is
that we have a culture of
death-denial."
There are some fairly easy
ways adult children .can
broach the subject with their
70-to-90-something parents,
aging experts say.
Pam Melfi, program coordi-
nator for the St. Johns County
Council on Aging, recom-
mends just being casual.
Don't sit them down and
say, "'We need to talk,'" she
said. "Nobody ever wants to
hear that. It's scary. I think it's
better to sort of relate [it to
someone else and] keep it
away from you."
For example, a woman
might tell her parent, "My girl-
friend's mother is just having
the worst time," Melfi said,
which would allow an avenue
for their own discussion.
"Just get them thinking
about it, then say, 'Mom, what
would you do?' And don't
drop.it," Melfi said.
When having such conver-
sations, Shapiro said, it's
important to remember that
older people want to remain
self-directed.
"In other words, they don't
want somebody coming in
and telling them what they
need, and that they have to do
X, Y or Z," Shapiro said, giving
the following example: "'Mom
or Dad, I see that you're not
walking as well as you used to.
You need to be here in this
facility. This is what you
need.'"
At the same time, he said,


the needs and desires of both
the senior parents and their
adult children need to be
addressed, so that a good solu-
tion to everyone's concerns
can be found.
Julie Wright, site coordina-
tor at the Players Community
Senior Center in Ponte Vedra
Beach, is no stranger to the ins
and outs of negotiating these
complicated situations: She
owned her own senior home-
care business before moving
to Florida.
To her, the most important
issue, Wright said,. "is that for
parents there becomes a role
reversal, and that's challeng-
ing.
"It's a very tricky balance of
being available and not over-
stepping your boundaries. It's
a balance; it's a shared respon-
sibility. It needs to come from
a place of love and caring and
bottom line, safety. I'm doing
this for your safety."
Even Benton agrees that
concerns about safety may
have to trump her independ-
ence.
"When I get to a point that
I can't take care of myself,
then I'll move [back up]
North," she said.
Even then, she said, she
hopes she won't have to live
with her children.
"I like my independence,"
she said.
Susan Johnson, administra-
tive coordinator at the St.
Johns County Council on
Aging, recommended that the
future be discussed before the
need arises.
"Find put your options as
early as you can," she said. "If
you're 30 and planning for
your parents, you're also going
to be finding out what's going
to be available for you." Then
when problems arise, you'll be
prepared and not over-


photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Julie Wright, site coordinator of the Players Community Senior
Center in Ponte Vedra Beach, chats with guests having lunch at
the senior center. Wright has some tips on how to speak to
one's senior parents about sensitive subjects.


whelmed, she said.
For more information on
talking to elderly parents, call
the St. Johns County Council.


on Aging at 209-3670.
Sarah Paulk is a communica-
tions student at the University
of North Florida.


Drive is on to send Fletcher band to D.C.


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
Beaches civic groups are
banding together to ensure that
the Fletcher High School
marching band v1ll be able to
participate in this year's
Independence Day Parade in
Washington D.C.
The Beaches Women's Club
Wednesday presented a $1,000
check to the band's fund-raisers
to help cover the travel expens-
es.
Angie's Subs in Jacksonville
Beach also raised money for the
band Wednesday with a portion
of the day's sales going toward
the trip.
Next week, Harry's Seafood
Bar and Grille at 1018 3rd Street
North in Jacksonville Beach has
committed to donating a por-
tion of their sales from March
10 through March 14 to the
Marching Senators.
The band will perform from 6
to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13 in
the courtyard.
Susan Taylor of the Beaches
Women's Club called the dona-
tion "a deposit on what we will
eventually give them."
"We will have our annual
rummage sale April 9 and all of
the proceeds will be given to
the band," she said. "We are
just getting started."
The Fletcher High School
marching band is among 25
selected nationwide to partici-
pate in the event at the nation's
capital.
Approximately 70 students
with a team of chaperones will


board buses bound for the
nation's capital on July 1 and
will return July 6.
To Fletcher senior
Christopher Coatis, having the
coirp unity. rally in support of
the student s s important
because it allows the band to
showcase their talents on a
nationwide scale.
"It makes it possible for us to
go on trips like to D.C. to show
the "Pride of the Beaches," said
Coatis, who plays the snare
drum in the marching band. "It
helps the community see what
we're actually doing with the
money and what the money is
making possible. I'm excited."
Cindy Bohn, whose son is
also a member of the FHS
marching band, said the fund-
raising is "progressing wonder-
fully."
"The momentum was a little
slow to get going but the com-
munity is really stepping up,"
she said. "We are very close to
reaching our goal. These are
everyone's children."
Bohn said the band was able
to make its initial $10,000
deposit which was due March 1.
A $12,000 grant was also award-
ed from the Jacksonville
Children's Commission to help
fund the trip.
'The cities of Jacksonville
Beach, Neptune Beach and
Jacksonville have all con-
tributed toward the student's
trip and Bohn said the city of
Atlantic Beach is considering a
similar request for funding
assistance.


"There's still some things that
are in flux as we have a large
amount that has been commit-
ted," Band director Jonathan
Maerkl said Wednesday. "Some
of that has come in; some ,of
2 that, has still- not, come in.. We ,
are still actively seeking dona-
tions."
Bohn said the band students
are also contributing toward
their goal physically as well as
financially.
"It's been our goal all along to
make sure that everyone can go.
In addition to paying a percent-
age, they are putting some
sweat equity into this," she said.
Members of the marching
band have signed on to help
with Friday night dinners at the
American Legion and others
will perform at an FCAT pep
rally at Jacksonville Beach
Elementary School and the
grand opening of the new Wal-
Mart location at Beach
Boulevard and Hodges.
In addition to travel expens-
es, Bohn said monies are need-
ed to make sure the uniforms
are properly dry cleaned and
stored. Supplies such as ace
bandages, ice packs and hand
sanitizer are needed to replen-
ish the first aid kit and plenty of
water and small bottles of
Gatorade must be available to
keep the students hydrated
along the three-miles parade
procession in the heat of the
summer.
"Before we take these kids to
D.C. we have to have the things
in case someone twists an anklp


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going to be July and some of
the kids may feel sick to their
stomachs [because of the heat."
Maerkl said the students will
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SPORTS


March 7, 2008


Boys tennis aces Episcopal

".__ .FROM STAFF


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ROB
DeANGELO
SPORTS EDITOR


Quick jabs

from the

sports page

headlines

Brett Favre's retirement
means Jacksonville fans
won't get to see the quar-
terback one last time. Green
Bay is scheduled to play the
Jaguars this fall the team's
first trip to Jacksonville since
2001 but if Favre sticks
with his retirement plan,
Aaron Rodgers will line up
behind center for the Packers.

While former Nease High
star James Wilson has
requested to be released
from his scholarship at
Florida, Gators coach Urban
Meyer hasn't given up trying
to convince the offensive
lineman to stay. Wilson
missed all of the 2007 season
following knee surgery last
fall and is seeking to transfer
to Wake Forest. "All young
people go through issues,"
Meyer told Gatorsports.com.
"We're not going to stop try-
ing to get him to come back
because he's a quality guy. I
think he could be a heck of
a player."

Sometimes the third chapter
of a trilogy is a colossal disas-
ter (Godfather III, anyone?).
But apparently a third fight
between 45-year-old Evander
Holyfield and Mike Tyson, 42,
is in the works. They last met
11 years ago the infamous
ear-biting bout yet Tyson
needs the money and for
some reason Holyfield contin-
ues to box so it'll probably
happen.

Great race for MVP in the
NBA. Just when folks are
ready to anoint the Lakers'
Kobe Bryant, Cleveland's
LeBron James puts up 50
points against the Knicks.
And lest anyone forget,
Kevin Garnett has led the
Celtics to the NBA's best
record.

Interesting revelation by
Marcus Stroud that he soured
on the Jaguars after the team
went after his signing bonus
following last season's suspen-
sion for violating the league's
substance-abuse policy. On
Pete Prisco's radio show
Tuesday, Stroud said the move
prompted his request for the
trade that eventually landed
him in Buffalo.

Looks like Bobby Knight
knew when to cut and run.
Under new coach Pat
Knight, Texas Tech has suf-
fered 44- and 58-point losses
in its last two games.

Call it the Tim Tebow effect,
but ESPN has not only
announced plans to televise
Florida's April 12 Orange and
Blue spring scrimmage, but
the entire GameDay crew will
be on hand. Maybe it's an
indication of where the Gators
will be ranked heading into
the 2008 season.

Former Fletcher High ten-
nis ace Whitney Thompson
survived another round on
America's Next Top Model
this week. She is one of 11
contestants left on the Tyra
Banks-hosted show, which
airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on
the CW network.

Here Comes the Son: If you
thought George Steinbrenner
shot from the lip, you'll love
his son, Hank. The new
Yankees boss has already been
dubbed "HankenStein" by the
New York media for his pen-
chant of saying whatever pops
into his head. To date, he's
criticized everything from
Alex Rodriguez to the Mitchell
Report to Red Sox nation. And
the regular season hasn't even
started yet.


After being rained out
Tuesday, the Nease High boys
tennis team bounced back
Wednesday with an 8-0 victory
over Episcopal.
In singles play, Panthers No.
1 Yannick Yoshizawa downed
Marcus VanBerkel, 8-2 to set
the tone for the afternoon.
The Panthers' Tom Blackwell
topped Danny Knight, 8-1,
while Nease teammate Will
Cheshire blanked Trey Gray, 8-
0.
Josh Kessler defeated Evan
Turnbull, 8-2, and John
Clifford handled Matthew
Prattos, 8-3, to complete the
Nease sweep.
In doubles action, Blackwell
and Cheshire teamed to over-
come Knight and VanBerkel, 8-
1. In the other doubles match,
Kessler and Austin Saacke
downed Chris Conner and
Danny Conner, 8-0, to com-
plete the shutout.
On Monday, the Panthers
beat St. Joseph's Academy, 7-0.
Singles winners included
Cheshire, Clifford, Kessler,
Cody Paulsen and Ethan
Sandler.

BASEBALL
Nease 9, Palatka 1
Will Haga pitched the
Panthers to a victory on the
road Wednesday night.
Nease used a big six-run
third inning to seize control of
the game, then added three
more insurance runs in the top
half of the sixth.
The Nease Panthers banged
out 11 hits and played error-
free defense to improve to 5-2
on the season
Haga evened his mark at 1-1.

GIRLS TENNIS
Fletcher 6, Englewood 1
The Fletcher High girls ten-
nis team put one in the win
column Wednesday with a
decisive 6-1 victory over
Englewood at Huguenot
Tennis center.
Senators No. 1 singles player
Savannah Perry led Fletcher
with a 8-0 victorynin her.,:
match. Teammate Elisabeth
Cavallaro followed suit with
an 8-0 pro set win.
Third-ranked Katelin Allen
earned an 8-2 victory over her
Rams opponent, while
Senators No. 4 singles player
Samantha Massar won, 8-0.
'Hallie Stennes made it a
clean singles sweep for
Fletcher with her 8-0 victory.
"Savannah has great foot-
work," Senators head coach
Penny Rauckis said of her No.
1 player. "She anticipates very
well and is able to get into
position to hit down on the
ball almost all the time.
"We've got great depth on
the team this year and I think
we'll be very competitive."
In doubles play against
Englewood, Cavallaro teamed
with Patricia Petei for an 8-4
victory.
With Wednesday's win,
Fletcher improved to 4-3 on
the season with a few impor-
tant matches upcoming. The
team was scheduled to take to
the courts again Thursday at
First Coast, then return home
next Tuesday to host Wolfson.
After hosting Lee next Thur-
sday, the Senators will travel to
Terry Parker on March 17.


Photos by ROB DeANGELO


ABOVE: Nease
High's boys No. 2
singles player
Tom Blackwell fol-
lows through on a
forehand smash
during his match
Wednesday
against
Episcopal.
Blackwell was an
8-1 winner.

RIGHT: Natalie
Mayer, the
Panthers' No. 1
girls singles play-
er, blasts a two-
handed return in
her match against
Episcopla
Wednesday.


Let me tell you about the one that got away


he first of March sig-
naled the beginning of
things that are impor-
tant to residents here at the
Beaches.
It was the first day that I got
to pull out board shorts from
the dresser, dig my Reefs out
from under the bed and take
the first of many of my sleeve-
less T-shirts off a hanger and
wear all three accordingly.
It's not quite summer yet,
but summer-y enough.
So I decided to go do some-
thing I haven't done in a long
time: Go fishing.
I don't know much about
fishing. No one's ever really
taught me anything about it.
And the one time I decided to
go try it, my inexperience
really showed.
I found my old pole in the
garage and a tackle box that
had maybe two weights and a
hook in it. I dusted off the
cobwebs from the pole and
headed to the Jacksonville
Beach Pier.
There are those days at the
beach when you just feel
you're supposed to be there,


DAVID
ROSENBLUM
SPORTS WRITER


Last Saturday was one of
them.
The sun was out, guys were
tossing the football near the
water while their girls were
getting a tan and the pier was
packed.
It seemed like a great day
for fishing, too. The water was
flatter than Marissa Miller's
lunmy and was clear enough
to see past the first few inches


of the surface.
I made my way out toward
the end of the pier and found
a spot between some folks to
set up.
I set up my pole with a
hook that was more suitable
for catching Jaws than the
sheepshead
and whiting
that have A r w
anglers have
been pulling thim
over the ledge
for the past
few months. I
pulled out o ho
some frozen o
shrimp for bait
and sent my a bi l
first cast
straight over inf .
the railing.
Plenty of *
sheepshead
were hanging
around the pil-
ing near me.
While many of the fish eyed
my bait, they showed about as
much real interest in it as I
did with reading Shakespeare
in high school.
I tried to use the theory I


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learned while fishing for dol-
phin in the Florida Keys, dan-
gling the line right in front of
the fish and watch them grab
it.
Apparently this doesn't
work for sheepshead. They
just swam right past, around
and over my
poor shrimp.
Then
things started
aro n to get inter-
esting. As I
S a was guiding
my bait near
each fish I
saw, another
int w angler at the
s t end of the
pier acciden-
w t tally hooked
a bird.
My atten-
tion shifted
to the bird
situation.for a
few minutes.
I decided it was time to reel in
the line when it hit.
My pole was bent to the
point of snapping and my line
was tense enough to strum a
melody. A crowd started gath-


ering around to see what was
on the other end of my line.
It was a big one. Huge, in
fact. It was the Jacksonville
Beach Pier.
When I was little, 1 used to
hook on the old wooden pier
many times, but I didn't think
that was possible with the
new concrete one.
Guess I was wrong.
These two kind ladies came
over to help out. Seems they
knew how to get me out of
my little mess. They grabbed
the line and tried to snap it.
It finally gave way after a
few minutes, only the line
didn't break and the whole
setup, weight, hook and all,
shot about 50 feet in the air.
One woman yelled "Fore!"
to alarm all those around us.
It landed on a bystander's
head and luckily didn't injure
him or anyone else.
I decided to leave after that.
Figured that was enough
action for a day.
Did learn one thing though,
that I have no clue how to
fish. But it's something I want
to learn. So I'm looking for a
few lessons.


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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


Thompson Tribe finds success amidst the waves


By JENNIFER KNOECHEL
STAFF WRITER

T he "Thompson Tribe" is
ripping its way into the
world of professional
surfing. Brothers, Cody, 18,
Evan, 16, and
Tristan, 11, are
each sponsored
by Billabong and
Sunrise Surf
Shop and are
among the top
surfers in North
America for their
age divisions.
Their ultimate .,
goal: surf on the "
World
Championship t-s
Tour.
"The ultimate
goal is to make it-
on the World
Championship
Tour," Cody
said. "I can't
even really think
about it now.
You have to Surf
work your way
through the
ranks, keep
improving and
stay focused.".
Cody
Thompson is ranked fifth on
the Association of Surfing
Professionals (ASP) North
America Pro Junior tour for
surfers ages 20 and under.
Evan is ranked 19th. The 2008
ASP Pro Junior season kicks off
this weekend in Sebastian
Inlet, FL with the Billabong
Junior Pro. This is Cody's and
Evan's third season competing
full-time on the ASP Pro Junior
tour.
"My goal this year is to
make it into the top four so I
can represent the North
America district and compete
in Australia against everyone


in the world," said Cod
"There are about 10-12
each year and they're ez
rated differently. I try t(
on the higher rated eve
more points."
After the ASP Pro Jun
surfers moye up to the
World Qua
Series (WC
which is li
minor leap
surfing. Tl
no age res
tions to cc
on the W(
many of ti
WQS even
scheduled
coincide w
ASP Pro Ju
events in
same locate
..- Last year (
placed fift
the WQS
the Van's
Classic, in
Huntingto
Beach, Cal
"That w
probably t
I've ever d
a contest,'
said.
re "I'm goi
try to do i
WQS this
Once I finish juniors wl
20 I'll try to travel to Ai
and Brazil and do the o
WQS."
Cody said Billabong
him a base salary (he ca
discuss the amount) to
travel expenses for ASP
events and surf trips th:
out the year. He is also
scored by Spy eyewear,
Eye surfboards, Sector 9
boards, Sunrise Surf Shc
Gorilla Grip, and Nixor
watches.
The ASP Junior season:
from March through 0
with local events rangir


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y. California to New Jersey.
events During the off-season Cody
ach travels to surf bigger waves in
o focus Hawaii and Puerto Rico. He
nts for has also surfed in Costa Rica,
Nicaragua, South Africa,
ior, Mexico and Portugal.
ASP In the summer of 2007, he
alifying surfed in Bali, Indonesia for
QS), the first time for a Billabong
ike the video shoot.
gue of "Bali was definitely the best
here are waves I've ever surfed," Cody
tric- said. "The tour keeps me pret-
)mpete ty busy but we have a big off-
QS and season so I try to surf bigger
he waves and stay focused when
its are I'm not on tour."
to Evan Thompson is ranked
vith the 19th in the ASP Junior Pro and
nior is in his third year competing
the full time. His best finish was as
tion. an amateur in 2005 when he
Cody won the National Scholastic
h in Surfing Association (NSSA)
event, open boys East Coast champi-
Pro Pier onship in Sebastian Inlet.
In addition to Billabong and
)n Sunrise, Evan is also sponsored
1. by Sharp Eye surfboards, Spy
as eyewear, Etnies, DNA energy
he best drink, and Ghive.com, like the
lone in "MySpace" of local surfing.
'Cody "I pretty much just followed
whatever Cody did," said
ing to Evan. "I usually surf with him
nore and we travel together to do
season. different events. My goal is to
hen I'm improve my surfing and get all
ustralia the experience I can in the
theirr junior tour and just work my
way up."
pays Evan and Cody represented
innot the United States in the
cover Quiksilver International
Tour Surfing Association (ISA)
rough- World Junior Surfing
spon- Championships in Portugal
Sharp last year. Evan placed 25th in
Sskate- the under 16 division and
op, Cody placed 49 in the under
n 18 division.
"I didn't do so well; the
n runs waves were really bad and
ctober there were a lot of good guys
ng from from Australia, New Zealand
and Brazil, but Evan did well
in the younger division," Cody
said. "There are so many good
surfers out there. I.just try to
S keep getting better."
The Thompsons have been
surfing with their dad, Hugh,
and their eldest brother, Trey,
19, ever since they can remem-
ber. Trey doesn't surf competi-
tively but he surfs and skates
S with his brothers at the


Photos submitted


ABOVE: Cody Thompson in action. He is ranked fifth on the ASP Pro Junior Tour.
BELOW: The Thompson Tribe: 18-year-old Cody, Tristan, 11, and 16-year-old Evan.


Jacksonville Beach Pier and
local skate parks when they're
not traveling.
Hugh spends a lot of time
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mom, Michelle, has also sup-
ported the boys pursuits in
surfing.
Cody started high school at
Fletcher High but had to
switch to homeschooling to


allow him the
time off to
Travel for
surfing. He
graduated
high school
through
Florida home-
schooling last
year.
Evan is cur-
rently home-
schooled for
high school.
The
Thompson.
boys all
attended
Seabreeze
Elementary
School in
Jacksonville
Beach and
Fletcher
Middle School.


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Eleven-year-old Tristan Thompson performs on the skateboard.
The youngest of the Thompson brothers, he is also a champion
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"If you go up against Tristan
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like the [Kelly] Slater of 11
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Tristan is also sponsored by
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The ultimate goal is to
make it on the World
Championship Tour. I
can't even really think
about it now. You have to
work your way through
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- Cody Thompson
Fifth-ranked ASP
Pro Junior surfer


Tristan is a sixth grader at
Fletcher Middle School and is
still considered an amateur
surfer. He is a two-time NSSA
East Coast mini grom champ
in 2006 and 2007; Eastern
Surfing Association district
menehune (12 and under)
champ in 2008 and five-time
Wavemasters champ in his age
division.
"Cody and Evan are phe-
nomenal, and Tristan is
unbeatable in his age divi-
sion," said Mitch Kaufmann,
director of the North Florida


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Cody started
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petitively in
the Eastern
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Association
(ESA) when he
was about
eight years old
and the NSSA
when he was
around 10
years old.


He said his
first big win was making the
finals of the NSSA nationals in
California when he was 15.
Cody landed his Billabong
sponsorship when he was 15
and started surfing on the ASP
Pro Junior.
In 2006, he surfed in only.
six of the 11 events on the ASP
Pro Junior and still finished
the season ranked llth.
"I like the competitive side
of surfing a lot," Cody said.
"Free surfing is really fun for
me, too, but competing is dif-
ferent; I like the challenge. I
think it has to'just be in you."


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Courting success: Nease and Fletcher notch victories


Senators No. 1 girls singles player Savannah Perry serves dur-
ing her match Wednesday at Huguenot Tennis center in
Jacksonville Beach.


Photos by ROB DeANGELO
TOP LEFT: Fletcher's Katelin Allen returns a serve in her match
against Englewood Wednesday.

LEFT: Nease High's Abby Heiar gets ready for a two-handed
smash against Episcopal Wednesday.

ABOVE: Panthers No. 3 singles player Will Cheshire eyes a
service return during his match Wednesday.


Gate River Run promises to be bigger than ever


F he 31st annual Gate
| River Run takes place this
Saturday morning at 8:30
a.m. Last year, a record num-
ber of people (14,500) turned
out for the main event, the
15K, and you can expect even
more this time.
Over 11,000 have entered
,and the MPS River Run expo
will open at noon Thursday.
You can bet that a few thou-
sand latecomers will sign up
during the expo that contin-
ues until 8 p.mi. Friday. The
15K will probably crest 15,000
and that will be the biggest
race in Jacksonville history, six
times larger than the original
race of 1977.
Even the accompanying
events are sizeable. Race
Director Doug Alred expects
2,500 in the Florida Times
Union 5K Charity Run/Walk
and 2,000 in the kids run, the
adidas Junior River Run.
"I think we will see 20,000
total participation," Aired said.
Competitively the race is
exciting and wide open
among the men but rather
dull and predictable between
the women.
Alred said: "We have Brian
Sell, who finished third in the
Olympic Trials, running and
Dan Browne, a former River
Run champion. There is also
Abdi Abdirahmen, Justis
Young, Andrew Carlson and a
host of young new faces. I
think this could be the year
when we crown a totally new
champion.
"On the women's side there
is Deena Castor who should
win it easily," he said.
But the real star of this
year's event may not be a per-
son but a thing. The new fin-
ish line, located inside the
Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium on the Jaguars' 20-
yard line, is an unqualified
smash hit. The football field is
very likely the reason why the
attendance figures will go
through the roof.
Additionally, the Jumbotron
will be on and runners will be
able to see themselves finish
on the home team's turf.
It's not just about athletics
anymore, it's entertainment.
But 47 men and women in
this year's race can remember
a time when it was about ath-
letics and not much else. They
have been there since the
beginning, they are The
Streakers.
This is the small (and grow-
ing ever smaller) group that
has run every race right from
the first River Run 15,000 in
1977.
Neptune Beach's Dave
Ohnsman has not only run
them all but has come home
with a lot of silverware. The
64-year old has placed in his
age group eight times out of
his last nine River Runs. The
one time he didn't win any
hardware was when, at 59, he
was outrun by none other
than the legend himself, Bill
Rogers.
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Marathons a gazillion times.
Oddly enough, Ohnsman's
slowest River Run was his first
one. As a young 33-year-old
pup he ran 63 minutes and
ten-seconds and vowed,
"Never to run so slow again."
He also promised himself to
run "under my age." So at the
age of 61 in 2005, he ran
59:25, in 2006 he ran 61 min-
utes and in 2007 he completed
the course in 62 minutes.
"I wasn't all that hot when I
was younger," Ohnsman said.
"But my decline hasn't been as
much as other peoples'. I
haven't gone down as much as
some of the others."
But Ohnsman is sweating


out this year's race more than
usual. Like all aging runners -
Streakers included he has
been derailed more than once
by injuries.
Since November Ohnsman
has had foot and hamstring
troubles and his usual regimen
of 50-miles a week of treadmill
running has been reduced to
just 16.
A couple of years ago, a
Streaker died while running
the Gate and I felt compelled
to ask Ohnsman: Would you
do it if you kifew it rii'ght kill
you?
"No, I wouldn't. But it's
been fun," he said.
There aren't many running
sages around these days but
Atlantic Beach Streaker Leo
Sheckells appears to be one of
them. His steady-as-you-go
credo is hard to argue with.
Leo has been running for
ages but has never pushed the
distance, either in racing or
training.
"I enjoy it too much, to do
it too much," Sheckells
explained. "I want to be in it
for the long run."
Though he has run the
marathon and half-marathon
once each, Sheckells has no
desire for long races. In fact,
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Run is a far as he ever runs at
one time.
"I run every other day; that's .
it. My once-a-week long run is-
six miles, my regular run is five
miles and my weekly speed
run is three to four miles.
About 15 miles a week," he
said.
Sheckells is riow 68 years
old. He can't remember any
particular River Run, saying:
"They were all about the same
over the years."
He remembers his best while
being 40-something and rui-
ning a 63-something. To Leo
Sheckells it is all immaterial.
Regarding the River Run, he
says, "It's not harder, just


slower." According to
Sheckells, "The race is not that
hard but as you get older you
have to go slower."
"Running is a way of life for
me and I want to do it until I
can't do it any more," he said.
The Streakers are a proud
bunch and that seems to be
the opinion of all of them.
Father Time, however, man-
ages to claim a Streaker or so
with each succeeding year.
As for the River Run,
Sheckells considered for a
miioment, then said: "Sixty-
eight to 78. Yes, I think I have
ten more River Runs in me."
Ever thought of being the
last Streaker standing? I asked.


"No, I have never thought
about anything like that," he
replied. "It is not a competi-
tive deal for me, being out
there running the race is pure-
ly a personal thing."
You can still get in on the
excitement and enjoyment of
the Gate River Run. If you
have entered or plan to, be
forewarned: According to
Aired, between the record
crowd and the construction
going on along Bay Street, get-
ting to the Fairgrounds area
downtown will be harder than
ever so plan your trip accord-
ingly.
That's yet another difference
between 1977 and 2008.


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Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture
The March Brown Bag
Lunch Lecture, to be held at
12 p.m. March 7 in the GTM
Research Reserve
Environmental Education
Center's auditorium, will
feature sea shells of
Northeast Florida. GTM
Research Reserve volunteer
Rick Edwards will talk about
the many varieties that can
be found. He also will share
his vast collection of shells.
Attendees should bring
lunches and questions.
There is no cost to attend
the lecture. For information,
call 904-1.23-4-r00

Friday Musicale
Friday Musicale, 645 Oak
St., Jacksonville presents
Bach's "Coffee Cantata" at
11 a.m. March 7, staged by
Jim Goodell, with soprano
Rhonda Nus Tinnin, tenor
Paul Phillips and bass Jim
Goodell, with the Mary
L'Engle Ensemble and con-
ductor David Bowen. All
offerings in the 2007-2008
season are free and open to
the public. For information,
call Friday Musicale at 904-
355-7584 or visit www.fri-
daymusicale.com.

Gate River Run
The 31st annual Gate
River Run will be held
March 8, with the 15K USA
National Championship
starting at 8:30 a..m.; the
.top 25 women get things
started at 8:25 a.m. For the
first time, runners will finish
on the field inside
Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium. Participants may
register for all events until 8
p.m. March 7 at the Expo.
Other day-of-race happen-
ings include the Florida
Times-Union 5K Run and
Walk for Charity at 7:45
a.m., Adidas Junior River
Run (1 mile) for children at
11 a.m. and Diaper Dashes
for ages 1-4 at 11:15 a.m.
Events and parking are at
the Jacksonville Fairgrounds
and Sports Complex area.
For information, call 731-
1900.

Open Studio
The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach offers
studio space for artists to
create independent of
instruction. Open studio
sessions are designed to
allow artists the opportunity
to work on their own in a
creative environment, with
space perhaps not available
to them at home. The stu-
dios are open for independ-
ent work from 10 a.m.-1
p.m. Saturday. Members
free, non-members $10. A
nude model is available; par-
ticipants will split the model
fee.

Bike Guana
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve hosts a trail biking
tour from 8-10 a.m. March
9. The tour, led by GTM
Research Reserve volunteer
and Florida Master Naturalist
Craig O'Neal, covers 6-8
miles roundtrip. Participants
need to provide trail and
beach bikes. Helmets, closed-
toe shoes and water are
required. Space is limited.
Call 904-823-4500 to reserve
a spot. Entrance fee is $3 per
vehicle, but annual GTM
passholders enter free.

Sunset Kayak Tours
Friends of the Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNERR), in partnership
with Ripple Effect Ecotours,
offer three sunset kayak
tours in March. The two-
hour explorations of the
GTM Research Reserve will
be held from 5-7 p.m. March
2 and from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
March 9 and March 16. Cost
of each tour, which is appro-
priate for ages 12 and up, is
$45. All kayaking equipment
and instruction are included;
there's a $3 per vehicle park-
ing fee. Reservations must
be made in advance. Call
Ripple Effect Ecotours at
904-347-1565 to reserve a
space. For information and
additional tour dates, go to
www.rippleeffectecotours.co


Cummer opens Cuban collaboration


"You know how it is there
early in the morning in Havana
with the bums still asleep
against the walls of the build-
ings, before even the ice wagons
come by with ice for the bars?"
Ernest Hemingway, from
"To Have and Have Not"

by JOHNNY WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
rnest Hemingway was
contemplating his next
great novel when he
befriended photographer
Walked Evans in Cuba in the
spring of 1933.
Hemingway, then 33, was in
Havana to fish, drink and
write.
Evans, 29, was there to take
photographs for "Crime in
Cuba," a book detailing the
oppressive policies of Cuban
dictator Gerardo Machado.
In the evenings, Evans
joined Hemingway for drinks
and spirited conversation at
Sloppy Joe's, a Havana wvater-
ing hole that would be made
famous in Hemingway's 1937
novel "To Have and Have
Not."
Evans reportedly took hun-
dreds of black-and-white por-
traits during his brief Havana
photo assignment, but oddly
enough, not one of
Hemingway.
Vintage photographs that
Evans took in Cuba along
with Hemingway's personal
letters and artifacts from that
period comprise a new exhibit
at the Cummer.Museum of
Art & Gardens.
"Ernest Hemingivav and
Walker Evansv Three Weeks in
Cuba, 1933" opens Saturday at
829 Riverside Ave, Admission
i's $i0'for adults and $6 for
seniors, students and military.
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The Evans prints, discov-
ered by Hemingway's heirs in
the early 1960s, document the
political unrest and general
malaise that engulfed Cuba in
the early 1930s.
According to the The
Museum of Modern Art in
New York, which hosted a solo
exhibit of Evans' work in
1938, "It was in Havana that
[Evans] captured some of his
first images of poverty, destitu-
tion and despair, and also his
first great portraits of working
people."
Scholars believe many of the
photos Evans took in Cuba
provided source material for
Hemingway's "To Have and
Have Not."
Fearing the Cuban secret
police might confiscate his
negatives, Evans gave
Hemingway some 40 prints as
a safety precaution.
Hemingway stored the pho-
tos in a room behind a Key
West bar, along with other
personal items.
After the author's death in
1961, the prints made their
way to museum collections,
including the J. Paul Getty
Museum in Los Angeles,
which has nearly 1,200 Evans
prints spanning four decades


PARQUE CENTRAL: A destitute man dozes in a public square in Havana.


of the photographer's life.
Best known for his spell-
binding portraits of Alabama
sharecroppers during the
Depression, Evans taught pho-.
tography at Yale University in
later years. His early commis-
sion work in Cuba sharpened
his focus for the remainder of
his life.
In 2001, the Getty Museum,
published "Walker Evans
Cuba," a large-format book
featuring more than 60 Evans
photos from 1933.
Some of the p4ptosin the_


.book also appear in the
Cummer exhibit, which is
organized by the Key West
Museum of Art and History.
"Evans liked photographing
shopfronts at.the hour of their
utmost stillness," Andrei
Codrescu, an Evans scholar,
says in an essay in "Walker
Evans Cuba."
"When he photographed.
individuals,,he preferred them
on an empti stage."
Codrescu,' a professor at
Louisiana State University,
Said Evans first developed."an


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empathy, for the downtrod-
den" while taking portraits of
Havana street beggars and
Cuban slums.
The Havana assignment,
Codrescu said, would "prefig-
ure" Evans' photographic con-
tributions on the ground-
breaking 1941 book "Let Us
Now Praise Famous Men" by
James Agee, who detailed the
suffering of tenant farmers in
Hale County, Ala.

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Author Lisa See appears next
Wednesday at The Book Mark
in Atlantic Beach.


See proud


of heritage

by JOHNNY.WOODHOUSE
ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Lisa See considered herself a
"respected regional author"
before her 2005 book "Snow
Flower and the Secret Fan"
became a critically acclaimed
best seller.
The foreign language rights
for "Snow Flower," a novel
about poor, uneducated
women living in seclusion in
19th century China, were
sold to 36 countries. See's
fifth book since 1995 also
landed on the coveted New
York Times Best Seller List.
Overnight, See went from
six-city book signing to 40-
city, transcontinental ones.
Her latest novel, "Peony in
Love," which is set in 17th
century China and is based
on a true story, has sparked
another coast-to-coast book
tour.
The Los Angeles resident
makes her only Florida
appearance at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12, at The
Book Mark in Atlantic Beach.
"I'm excited about it," said
See in a phone interview this
week.
"One of my absolute
biggest fans lives there."
See is referring to Atlantic
Beach resident Elizabeth Pate,
who has corresponded with


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THEATRE NOTICES


"Company," a musical comedy, runs through April 6 at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre.


"CAMELOT" Tis classic
musical is presented at 7:30
p.m. today and Saturday and
March 14 at the Flagler
College Auditorium, 14
Granada Street, St. Augustine.
Matinee performances are
held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and
March 16. Call 819-6600 for
ticket information.
"A RAISIN IN THE SUN"
The classical drama is pre-
sented at 8 p.m. today and
Saturday at the Limelight the-
ater, 11 Old Mission Avenue,
St. Augustine. A matinee per-
formance is held at 2 p.m.
Saturday. Tickets are $20 for
adults, $10 for students. Call
825-1164 for information.
"THE RUBY SUNSHINE"
This intellectual drama is
staged at 8 p.m. today and
Saturday at Theatre
Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco
Blvd., Jacksonville. The pro-
*. duction runs at 8 p.m. March
l14, 15 and 7:30 p.m. March
13 and 2:30 p.m. March 9.
Tickets are $25. Call 396-4425
for information.
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musical is staged at 8 p.m.
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and 11 a.m. every Saturday


Overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass could


encourage chinch bugs, UF study says


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through April 6 at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre,
12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Doors open two
hours prior to curtain. Tickets
range from $39 to $46 for din-
ner and the show. Call 641-
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FROM CONTRIBUTOR
A little fertilizer can perk up
a St. Augustinegrass lawn as
spring arrives, but homeown-
ers who overdo it may find
they're growing more than
grass.
A University of Florida study
suggests that repeatedly using
large amounts of nitrogen fer-
tilizer can ignite a population
explosion of Southern chinch
bugs-the No. 1 insect pest of St.
Augustinegrass, the state's
most popular turfgrass.
The findings were presented
in Jacksonville this week at an
Entomological Society of
America meeting.
"Everything in moderation,"
said Eileen Buss, an associate
professor of entomology with
UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. "When
we try to overly manage a nat-
ural system we get the balance
out of whack."
UF turfgrass experts advise
homeowners to use no more
than 1 pound of slow-release
nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000
square feet of lawn, a recom-
mendation found in the docu-
ment "St. Augustinegrass for
Florida
Lawns," available at
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/LH010.
In the study, Southern


chinch bugs produced the
most eggs on St.
Augustinegrass fed the equiva-
lent of 2 pounds nitrogen per
1,000 square feet per month.
That rate is a worst-case sce-
nario, she said, but not unreal-
istic because people sometimes
deliberately overfertilize in
their zest to have the greenest
lawn in the neighborhood.
That more-is-better
approach has become riskier in
the past five years because
Southern chinch bugs in
Citrus, Escambia, Flagler,
Hillsborough, Lake, Orange
and Volusia counties have
developed resistance to
pyrethroids, the class of pesti-
cides commonly used to con-
trol the insects, Buss said.
.Resistan~ ,chirh b,bqg. ,mg y
be able to survive exposure to
bifenthrin, a pyrethroid that is
the top choice for Southern
chinch bug control ip Florida.
However, pyrethroids should
still perform well against non-
resistant populations of
Southern chinch bugs.
Buss co-authored the study
with turfgrass specialist Laurie
Trenholm, an associate profes-
sor of environmental horticul-
ture, and doctor of plant med-
icine student Megan Gilbert.
Conducted at a UF research


facility in Citra, it involved
chinch bugs raised on St.
Augustinegrass that received
nitrogen fertilizer at one of five
rates, equivalent to 0, 0.5, 1, 2
or 4 pounds of nitrogen per
1,000 square feet of turf,
applied monthly.
The chinch bugs were paired
to reproduce, each pair placed
in a cage containing St.
Augustinegrass fertilized at the
same rate the insects previous-
ly experienced. The results
showed females raised on grass
given 0 or 0.5 pounds nitrogen
produced 15 to 20 eggs per
week; those on grass given 1 or
2 pounds produced 25 to 35.
Females on grass given 4
pounds briefly produced 45
eggs per week, then declined to
20,,, ,,. .. . ..
Adult female Southern
chinch bugs live about two
months, and produce eggs the
entire time.
Buss said female chinch bugs
produce more eggs on healthy
St. Augustinegrass, which
accounts for the differences in
egg production.
Future research may exam-
ine the role of the nutrients
phosphorus and potassium in
chinch bug population
growth, and the possibility
that overfertilization may


reduce turfgrass resistance to
chinch bugs.
Though this study was con-
ducted in a laboratory rather
than a yard, Buss says the
results are relevant to home-
owners. Southern chinch bugs
don't move around much,
staying in the same area unless
they can't find food.
And with the insects produc-
ing a new generation every
four to six weeks during
Florida summers, increased
egg-laying could lead to rapid
population growth in overfed
lawns.
Buss said she's not sure how
applicable the results are in
other Gulf Coast states where
St. Augustinegrass is common-
ly grown, due to environmen-
tal differences., . : ; ;;
Studies on other chinch bug
species elsewhere in the
United States show that it's
common for nitrogen fertilizer
to boost egg production, said
chinch bug expert Fred
Baxendale, an entomology
professor with the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln.
"What Dr. Buss is seeing is in
line with prior research," he
said. "I think her research is
interesting, I think it's valid
and it needs to be taken fur-
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Garden Week at the
Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens begins
this Sunday, March 10 and
runs through Thursday,
March 14.
This is an opportunity to
enjoy one of the most beauti-
ful locations along the St.
Johns River, picnics, lunch-
eons and lectures by national-
ly recognized authorities on
garden art.
The South'ss leading land-
scape artist, Mary Palmer
Dargan, will lecture at a
luncheon on Monday. Stan
Defreitas, an award-winning
author and host of the "Mr.
Green Thumb Show," will
speak at Tuesday's luncheon.
Pauline Runkle, recipient of
numerous awards for flower
arranging and featured in
many publications, will speak
on at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
prior to the hat luncheon. A
gala reception will be held
Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Call 699-6038 for reserva-
tions.
Also opening Sunday at the
Cummer is "Ernest
Hemingway and Walker
Evans: Three Weeks in
Cuba."
The black-and-white photo-
graphic exhibit documents
the social and political
upheaval in 1933 Cuba. It
runs until June 1.
* *
What inspires private col-
lectors or museums to collect
artworks, and what makes an
artwork worth collecting?
Is it personal choice or
.appeal, future value or the
artist's ideas, colors or unique
subject matter?
Preston Haskell has
amassed more than 300 con-
temporary abstract works.
Cindy Edwards taught art his-
tory and held various art
leadership positions over the
past 10 years.
Professor James Breck
taught at Harvard and Yale
universities. He is an expert
on tax shelters and has
organized international exhi-
bitions and is an expert on
tax trials.
These experts on collecting
will speak at 7 p.m. March 13
at the Jacksonville Museum of
Contemporary Art. The event
is free to members. On
Wednesday, March 12, enjoy


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ART SCENE
a Luncheon Gallery Talk on
the current exhibition, "The
Art of Edouard Duval-
Carrie." A box lunch will be
available from Cafe Nola for
$10.
This Sunday, March 9, from
noon until 4 p.m., is Fainily
Free Day at the museum. The
subject will be Blue Masks.
Call 366-6911, ext. 225.

The Jacksonville Coalition
of the Visual Arts announced
the dates and location for its
Next exhibit. House of Stereo
will host the Spring Show
which will run from April 19
to May 17.
A reception will be held
Saturday, April 19, from 6 to
8 p.m. Works to be juried will
be accepted at House of
Stereo on Monday, April 14,
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Members may submit two
entries to be juried. the cost
is $5 per entry. Call Bharati at
730-2413 or Gerry Charm at
292-0590 for information.
* *
The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra opened a new
exhibit last week of the works
of Jay Shoots. His photogra-
phy of people has gained him
a reputation for his attention
to capturing beauty and sen-
sitivity in his subjects. See
this exhibit through April 5.
On March 19, from 6 to 8
p.m., Young Advocates for
Cultural Awareness, an arm of
the Cultural Center, will pres-
ent a celebration of the
Iranian New Year. The event
will feature Persian culture,
Iranian art, music, dancers,
food and social conditions of
a traditional Persian New Year
celebration.
Dr. Benjamin Smith will


photo submitted
"Paws and Claws," a fund-raising exhibit running April 1st through June 2 at First Street Gallery will benefit the Jacksonville
Humane Society. Among the participating artists are Sara Barnhill, Linda Thornwell, Diane Hamburg, Sally Douglas, Pat Livesay,
Barbara Wroten, JoAnne Adams, Denise Wood, Cheryl Wencel, Jeannie Johnson,Phyliss Harpster, Nancy Devereaux, Mara
Hixson, Margot Miller, Maureen Buik, Leni Mittelacher, Kelley Loughran and Melinda Bradshaw.


discuss foreign relations and
the politics of oil at 50
Executive Way, Ponte Vedra
Beach. Call 280-0614.
* *
Tomaseen Foley's St.
Patrick's Day celebration
will take place on Friday,
March 14, at 7:30 p.m. with
the Beaches Fine Arts Series.
Joining Foley, a master Irish
storyteller, are Grammy
award-winning guitarist
William Coulter, Kathleen
Keane on fiddle and tin whis-
tle, world-champion Irish.
dancer Philip Brady, Dave
'Brewer and the uillean pipes,
whistle, flute and bodhran,
and vocalist Moira Smiley.
Call 270-1771 for informa-
tion.
The Atlantic Beach
The Atlantic Beach


Experimental
open "Ladies
Alamo," a con
14.
The show ca
through Marc
Ocean Blvd-. i
Beach. Call 24
reservations,

Tomorrow r


Theater will Campus in the auditorium.
At The The program will be a
medy, on March demonstration by John
Salminen, one of the premier
an be seen watercolorists in America
h 19 at 716 today.
n Atlantic Salminen is known for his
49-7177 for realistic urban landscapes as
well as his mixed media
* abstract paintings. Call 273-
aight. Saturday. 2987 for information.


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March 8, join Players By-the-
Sea Theatre for Epicure, a
fundraiser to be held at the
Selva Marina Country Club,
Atlantic Beach. In addition to
artworks, dinners, trips and
much more will be auctioned.
Call 249-0289 for reserva-
tions.
* *
The Jacksonville Watercolor
Society will meet at 7 p.m. on
March 18 at FCCJ South


* *
First Street Gallery is featur-
ing "At the Water's Edge,"
photography and paintings
by Linda Olsen and Jewelry
and Glass Design by Jeannie
Johnson. The gallery is at
216-B First Street, Neptune
Beach.
* *
Mark your calendar for
Saturday, March 29, from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. to attend the


Beaches Area Historical
Society's Birthday Party
and Antique Sale.
Enjoy antiques and art,
entertainment, food, kids
crafts and food. Free admis-
sion to the museum, at 413
Beach Blvd. Call 241-5657
for more details.
* *
On Sunday, March 9, a
Songwriter's concert will be
held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Adele Grage Cultural Center.
This event is free and open to
the public.
..*.
The North Beaches Art
Walk will take place
Thursday, March 20, at Town
Center between Atlantic and
Neptune Beaches. This event
is free and open to the public.
* *


Cummer: Exhibit opens


Cont. from B-1
During his time in Havana,
Evans hit it off with
Hemingway, whom he
admired as a novelist and a
reporter.
"Photography is reporting,"
Evans told an interviewer in
1971.
"I met Hemingway and
became friends with him. He
knew exactly who I was and
what I was doing."
Evans later became a writer
for Time magazine and an edi-
tor at Fortune magazine, but
his major contribution to the
arts are his documentary-style
photographs, including iconic


images of Havana in 1933.
"Evans was fascinated with
capturing people unaware,
inside their private bubbles of
self, even as they moved
through public space,"
Codrescu says in "Walker
Evans Cuba."
"Urban geometry was Evans'
quarry, an elusive subject that
changed as quickly as a movie
marquee or a crowd on the
street."
"Ernest Hemingway and
Walker Evans: Three Weeks in
Cuba, 1933," runs until April
at the Cummer Museum. Call
356-6857 for more informa-
tion.


See: Appears at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Book Mark


Cont. from B-1
See for the past two years.
Pate said her parents were
missionaries in China in the
early 1900s, so she shares a
common bond with See,
whose great-great-grandfa-
ther emigrated from China to
the U.S. to work on the
transcontinental railroad in
the 1800s.
"Her ancestors and my par-
ents lived in the same town
in China," said Pate, the wife
of a retired Navy captain.
"We share a lot of coinci-
dences. I can hardly wait


until next week."
See grew up in the
Chinatown section of L.A.
and is one-eighth Chinese.
She has spent the past 18
years writing about Chinese-
American culture, from detec-
tive stories such as "Interior"
(2000), which dealt with the
Chinese toy market, to 1995's
"On Gold Mountain," which
traces the first 100 years of
See's family tree.
"I don't look Chinese," said
See, who has red hair and
freckles.
"But I feel Chinese in my


heart. Most people don't
think that much about their
identity. But that's how dif-
ferently I see the world."
A self-admitted "research
fiend," See said she loves
gathering source material for
her books almost as much as
writing them.
"Even my mystery novels
are research-based," said See,
whose next novel, "Shanghai.
Girl," about arranged Chinese
marriages in 1930s America,
is due out in mid-2009.
Before writing "Snow
Flower and the Secret Fan,"


See was told there would be
no audience for a novel about
secret writings invented and
concealed by Chinese women
for more than 1,000 years.
"They said, 'No one is
going to read this one,' See
recalled this week. "Everyone
was wrong.
"So I said, 'I'm going to put
my all into it.' It gave me the
courage to write deeper and
get to those deep, but some-
times dark emotions."
To learn more about the
author, visit
www.lisasee.com.


photo by WALKER EVANS
"Havana Fruit Stand" is one of 37 vintage photographic prints
found among Ernest Hemingway's possessions in Key West.
The photos are featured in a new exhibit at the Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens. "Ernest Hemingway and Walker
Evans: Three Weeks in Cuba," opens Saturday.


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stranger than fiction. In
"Strange Wilderness," a
comedy loosely tied to Adam
Sandler's production compa-
ny, the star of "Water Boy"
tries through proxies to con-
vince you differently.
Though he never succeeds,
many of his pals try and fail
miserably. Yes, there ARE a few
laugh-out-loud scenes in this
comedy aimed at teen-age
,boys but be assured only a
,tiny minority of moviegoers
will find anything good to say
about this 92-minute, R-rated
atrocity.
"Strange. Wilderness'" basic
premise isn't bad. Again loose-
ly (VERY loosely!) leading
man Steve Zahn's dad
bequeaths him a struggling
nature-type TV show upon his
untimely demise. Zahn
("Rescue Dawn," "Daddy Day
Care") is given two weeks by
evil TV network execs to
either raise the show's


abysmal ratings or find a new
job.
Of course, this would be a
difficult job for anyone, let
alone a "back shop" filled with
stoners and -whackos. Then,
like a bolt of lightening, inspi-
ration arrives.
Why not try to find Bigfoot,
making both a big score and
lots of money at the same
time?
For some reason, Zahn (a
Harvard graduate!) and his
stumbling gang of idiots
decides the hairy creature is in
Ecuador. With an air of des-'
peration hanging over every-
one, it's off to South America
for the cast and crew.
Surprisingly, the flick's writ-
ten by Peter Gaulke ("Ice Age:
The Meltdown"). He also has a
hand in production. Fred Wolf
("The Adventures of the
American Rabbit," "Joe Dirt")
helped with the writing
chores, and when he wasn't
busy polishing the script, he
also directed the on-screen
action.


With talent such as this, one
might think this flick's univer-
sal panning by critics might
just be the ravings of a bunch
of jaded snobs. Believe this
reporter: It isn't. One scene, in
which .a turkey is pho-
tographed attached to an
unmentionable part of one of
the male actor's bodies, should
be hilarious.
It does have certain comedic
elements, but it's so badly
done and photographed,
you'll wince rather than
laugh.
Despite a cameo by Ernest
Borgnine who in a few short
minutes out-acts the rest of
the cast put together "Strange
Winderness" isn't a flick to
pencil in on your movie
schedule.
Should you see this badly-
done flick in theaters?
Absolutely not! This view will
be reinforced after you view
the trailer at www.strangewil-
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Palm Sunday, March 15 & March 16
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Maundy Thursday, March 20
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Prayer Vigil, Thursday March 20
after Maundy Thursday service until 12 p.m. on Good Friday
Good Friday, March 21
12:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy & Stations of the Cross
5:30 p.m. Children's Good Friday Liturgy
& Children's Stations of the Cross in the courtyard
7:00 p.m. Liturgy with Choral Offering
Holy Saturday, March 22
3:30 p.m. Rite of Reconciliation
5:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Baptism
Easter Day, March 23
6:15 a.m. Sunrise Holy Eucharist
Gather on the beach at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach
7:45 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Festival Holy Eucharist
Christ Church San Pablo
Palm Sunday, March 15 & March 16 ~ 10:30 a.m.
Maundy Thursday, March 20
7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, the Foot-Washingand Stripping of Altar
Good Friday, March 21
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy with Choral Offering
Holy Saturday, March 22
10 a.m. Prayers and Preparation
Easter Sunday, March 23
10:30 a.m. Festival Holy Eucharist
Christ Church Serenata
Easter Day, March 23 7 a.m. Sunrise Holy Eucharist

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industry drink specials offered,
$2 premiums, drafts, bottles and
house wines. Everybody else
drinks $3 wells and $2 domestic
drafts. All sushi rolls are $1 off.
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
is held at 9:30 p.m. every
Sunday.


Monkey's Uncle Tavern, 1850
3rd Street S., Jacksonville Beach.
Karaoke every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Saturday and
Sunday with a contest at 11
p.m. every other Thursday.
Spare Time Tavern and Grille,
1728 3rd St. N., Jacksonville
Beach. Karaoke every
Wednesday.


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Indie rock band The Meat Puppets perform Saturday, March 8 at Freebird Live. See entire line up below. More information available
online at www. freebirdlive.com.


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
dose. 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 cock-
tails and ,$1 off all sushi rolls in
fthe' fthly opened sushi' bar.'
Mvore.ihformation available at
www.the-atlantic.com and
www.myspace.com/atlanticjax.
Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246-
9874. DJs and female imperson-
ators weekly.
Culhanes Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
249-9595, tonight is the Soco
Lime Drink Promotion from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March
8 video DJ Jaren performs at
9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9
Bobby Flynn & Band perform


traditional Irish music starting
at 6 p.m. Happy Hour is every
Tuesday to Friday from 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. Every Wednesday is Pub
Trivia starting at 7:30 p.m. Every
Friday live music is performed
from 9 p.m.
For more information visit
www.culhanesirishpub.com.
Fionn Maccool's Irish Pub
and Restaurant, 333 First St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. 242-9499.
Happy Hour with Spade
McQuade, 7-11 p.m. Sunday.
Ron Perry, 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Comedy 8 p.m. and Jimmy
Solari, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Eighties Night with live music
from Freeze Frame, 9 p.m.
Thursday.
Freebird LiVe, 200 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach, 246-BIRD.
Tonight Bennevento Russo Duo
perform an all ages show. Grace
Pdtter and The Nocurnals also
perform tonight. Saturday,
March 8 Built to Spill, The Meat
Puppets and Helvetia perform.
Sunday, March 9 RX Bandits
perform.
Wednesday, March 12 Ani
Defranco and Over the Rhine
perform an all ages show.
Thursday, March 13 The
Expendables perform. More
ticket and performance infor-
mation is available at www.free-
birdlive.com.
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
StreLet, Jacksonville Beach.
Kicking off this weekend is


Blistur performing tonight at
9:30 p.m. and again Saturday,
March 8 also at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday is karaoke. (See details
in .Karaoke section) Monday,
March 10 The Little Green Men
perform. Every Tuesday is Trivia
Night followed by Brian Ernst.
Wednesday, March 12 The
O'Hallions perform from 9:30
p.m. More information avail-
able at
www.lynchsirishpub.com
Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
North, Jacksonville Beach.
Tonight and every Friday is
ladies, night with no cover
charged. $3 Smirnoffs all night.
DJ Wes Reed spins hip hop,
dance, electro and remixes in
the OC Bliss room. DJ George
Torres spins your favorite Top
40 songs in the Tiki. Bar.
Every Saturday the Infader
spins Top 40 music and Mash
Ups. Live music and UFC pay-
per-view in the OC liquor store.
$12 premium cocktail pitchers
and $15 premium L.I.T. pitchers
are offered. $2 Miller Lights all
night. NFL tickets are available
all day in the OC liquor store on
Sunday. Enjoy industry stan-
dard Sunday nights with: DJ
Capone spinning dance and live
video in the OC Bliss, Lonely
spinning rock & roll in-the OC
liquor store and Pili Pill playing
live reggae oceanfront in the
Tiki Bar. $1 wells and $3 premi-
ums offered. More information
available at www.oceanclub-
jax.com.


Paco's Mexican Grill, 33 11st
St., Jacksonville Beach, 208-
5097, Matt Still plays every
Thursday, live music is per-
formed every Friday. 74 Sound
System Reggae DJ's every
Saturday.
Happy Hour Monday to
Friday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Sunday offers NFL drink specials
and bottomless mimosas.
Twisted Sisters Cafe, 1266
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
241-6453. Every Tuesday is Song
Writers Circle starting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday Night Ping Pong
League begins at 7 p.m. with 2
for 1 happy hour all night.
Every Wednesday enjoy the
weekly-wine tasting with local
art. Trivia starts at 9pm!
Urban Flats, 330 A1A N.
Ponte Vedra, 280-5515.
Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. every day. 2 for 1 oh all
cocktails, draft beer and glasses
of wine. Every Wednesday
enjoy wine tasting from 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m. at $12 per person. Live
music performed from p.m.
Enjoy live music starting at 9
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Friday, March 7
BEAM Offers Free Tax
Preparation: Free tax prepara-
tion is offered by BEAM
[Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry] to indi-
viduals or families earning less
than $40,000. Appointments,
which are required, are avail-
able between 1 p.m. and 5
p.m. on Fridays and between 9
a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at
the BEAM offices, 850 6th Ave.
S., Jacksonville Beach. Call
246-9749 to make an appoint-
ment with IRS-certified prepa-
ration assistants. Special
matching funds savings
accounts are available to qual-
ified participants.
Gone with the Wind: The
Ribault Garden Club presents
its 68th annual two-day flower
show, "Gone with the Wind,"
from 2-4 p.m. March 7 and 1-
4 p.m. March 8. This standard
flower show, which is open to
the public, will feature horti-
cultural and floral design
exhibits that will be judged by
the National Garden Clubs
Standard System of Awarding.
There also will be a plant bou-
tique. The Ribault Garden
Club is at 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call 246-4641.
Read Across America: Read
Across America is being held


at Ocean Palms Elementary
beginning with breakfast at
the school at 8:15 a.m. for the
participating readers, followed
by a school-wide assembly at
8:45. Among the guest readers
will be St. Johns County
School Superintendent Dr.
Joseph Joyner. Craig Spiezale,
principal at the new Ponte
Vedra High School principal,
will be attending. Ocean
Palms held a book drive to get
new books for the Ronald
McDonald House, and also
held a reading contest as part
of Read Across America.
Spring Dance Concert: An
annual spring dance concert
will be held at 7:30 p.m.
March 7-8 in Jacksonville
University's Swisher Theatre.
The dancer concert offers an
amalgam of styles by guest
artists and faculty.

Saturday, March 8
American Ballroom:
American Ballroom and
Contemporary Dance
Association meets at Bolerg's,
10131 Atlantic Blvd. Lessons
are held at 7 p.m., followed by
the dance, with a live band, at
8 p.m. It's a BYOB evening,
but setups and snacks are pro-
vided. Guest admission costs
$12. For information and
reservations, call 246-2858.


Art & Craft Festival: The
two-day Alachua Art & Craft
Festival runs from 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4
p.m. Sunday. There's free
admission and free parking for
the festival, which will be held
in the New Towne Center area,
NW 151st Blvd. For informa-
tion, call T-N-T Events at 352-
344-0657.
Beaches Green Market: The
Beaches Green Market pops up
from 2-5 p.m. every Saturday
at Beach Plaza, 1266 Beach
Blvd., in front of Twisted
Sisters. Offerings include local-
ly grown produce such as cit-
rus, salad greens, carrots and
collard greens. Beaches Green
Market also has organic veg-
etable and herb transplants, as
well as craft from local artists,
fresh baked cookies and pas-
tries, and organic coffee that's
roasted locally. For informa-
tion, contact beachesgreen-
market@yahoo.com.
Finotti/Carbone at
Bookmark: Local author M.C.
Finotti, a/k/a Marisa Carbone,
will be at The Bookmark, 299
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
at 7 p.m. with her new novel,
"The Treasure of Amelia
Island." The book takes the
perspective of 11-year-old
Mary Kingsley, who remem-
bers tumultuous events taht


began in Dec. 1813 in the
Spanish territory, La Florida,
that changed her life.
Finotti/aka Carbone is a jour-
nalist, teacher and former tele-
vision reporter. She lives in
Atlantic Beach with her fami-
ly. For information, call 241-
9026.
"Lift Ev'ry Voice and
Sing": "Lift Ev'ry Voice and
Sing," featuring the
Jacksonville Children's Chorus
and African Children's Choir,
takes the stage at 8 p.m. in
Jacoby Symphony Hall at the
Center for the Performing,
Arts. Tickets, which have been
on sale since Jan. 16, are $25
for adults and $13 for stu-
dents. Call 346-1636 to pur-
chase tickets. Darren Dailey is
artistic and executive director
of the Jacksonville Children's
Chorus.

Sunday, March 9
Don Thompson Chorale:
The Don Thompson Chorale
presents a Spring Concert at 3
p.m. at Riverside Presbyterian
Church, 849 Park St.,
Jacksonville. The Thompson
Chorale is a non-profit, com-
munity-based volunteer cho-
rus. For information, call the
Chorale office at 358-0196.
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The Beaches Museum celebrates 2nd birthday


A festival and
antique sale will be
held as part of the
celebration
FROM STAFF
The Beaches Museum &
History Center will celebrate
its 2nd birthday with a festi-
val and antique sale on
Saturday, March 29, from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m..
Admission to the museum
is free all day and the public
is invited to take part in the
celebration.
Scheduled entertainment
on the porch of the 1903 FEC
Railway Depot includes the
Polly B Dancers, Rick &
Henry Colado (folk) and The
Railroad Guys playing old-
fashioned railroad tunes.
A small crafts and vending
fair will showcase Southern
Star Crystal, Tastefully
Simple, and floral designs
and baskets to name a few.
"Little Toot" the Train will
be on site to chug children
and adults too, around Pablo
Historical Park.
The Kids Craft area will
include face painting, jewelry
making, "stained glass" sun
catchers, and painting origi-
nal artwork. Inside the
Beaches Museum there will
be a mini art walk featuring
artists who sell their wares in
Ruby's Emporium Museum


photo from online archives
photo from online archives


Store.
From jewelry to shell art to
books on local history there
will be a variety of museum-
quality crafts and local
works.
Gordon Russell, the fea-
tured artist, will be on site.
His exhibition, Coastal
Atlantic, presents an array of
original acrylic works depict-
ing coastal scenes from


Maine to Florida. The exhib-
ited artwork is for sale as are
his smaller prints in the
museum store.
The newest addition to the
Birthday Party is the antique
sale. Chairwoman Mary
Watson will host a sale of
local antiques in Pablo
Station. Proceeds from the
sale go directly to the preser-
vation of the historic struc-


tures in Pablo Historical Park.
Donation to the antique
sale are being accepted-
through March 27 by bring-
ing items 50 years or older -
to the Beaches Museum &
History Center Tuesday -
Saturday, 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m..
For additional information or
to have large items picked up,
call 241-5657"X102.


Mother's Day pops concert reinstated for '08


by LIZA MITCHELL
STAFF WRITER
A Mother's Day symphony
concert will fly this year in
Jacksonville Beach thanks to
money left over from the Sea
and Sky Spectacular.
The City Council Monday
voted to reinstate the popular
Mother's Day Pops at the
Beach concert at the SeaWalk
Pavilion. The free annual
event was excluded from the
2008 special events budget
because of state property tax
cuts.
City Manager George
Forbes said $7,300 in unspent
air show funds and $8,500
earned in facility use fees dur-
ing the filming of the HBO
film "Recount" at City Hall
and the Operations and
Maintenance facility will help
with production costs associ-
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The Beaches Fine Arts Series
also agreed to contract direct-
ly with the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra and
fund their performance fee.
"We are very fortunate that
the Beaches Fine Arts Series is
taking care of the money for
the symphony itself," Forbes
said. "With the money from
the user fees for "Recount"
and the remaining air show
funds all made this possible.


Actually this is a very expen-
sive event."
Last year, the cost to pro-
duce the Pops at the Beach
concert was nearly $40,000
with only $6,000 of those
expenses paid through out-
side revenues.
Expenses for the event
include lighting, sound, secu-
rity and portable restrooms.
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have attended the sympho-


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could pull the curtain on
future symphony events in
Jacksonville Beach.
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situation like this we may not
have this event next year," he
said. "We were very fortunate
this year to make this work."


is celebrated at the Cummer
Museum March 9-13. The
Cummer's historic and nation-
ally recognized gardens will be
celebrated. The five-day event
features a Sunday Picnic &
Putting Party, Fashion Show


by Sharon Batten, Hat
Luncheon, Floral
Demonstrations and Guest
Lecture Luncheons. For infor-
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Notice of Zoning Amendment
The Jacksonville Beach Planning and Development
Department has received an application (PC #03-08)
to amend the Planned Unit Development: PUD
ordinance governing the Osceola Professional Center.
The applicant is requesting to add "physical fitness
facilities" to the list of permitted uses within the PUD.
The PUD is located on the south side of Osceola
Avenue, west of Isabella Boulevard, and is shown on
the map below. The property is more specifically
described as Lots 1-8, Block 29 & Lots 1-3, Lots 6-7,
Block 30, Jax Beach Heights and Lot 7, Block 8,
Atlantic Shores Unit 1.




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A public hearing on the proposed application is
scheduled as follows:

Jacksonville Beach City Council April 7, 2008
7:00 p.m.

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

NOTICE
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 verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The public is encouraged to speak on issues on this Agenda that concern
them. Anyone who wishes to speak should submit 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,
Florida Statute, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation
to participate in this meeting should contact the Planning and Development
Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding the meeting.


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INTRACOASTAL LOT North Island in
Marsh Landing @ Ponte Vedra Beach,
FL. Pristine, private, panoramic view, gat-
ed community, 728-8306
FSBO (2) buildable lots centrally located,
South Jax Beach, 50'x115' each. $185K
each or both, $365K. $25K below apprais-
al. (904)221-9198, (912)266-0912.
WEST BEACHES
5 minutes to Jax Beach, over 1/2 acre,
150x190, nice trees, great location. Close
to JTB, schools, shopping, beaches. Will
build to suit. Possible owner financing. All
reasonable offers considered. Only $3.70
per sf. $99,900. (904)993-5853,
(904)993-3803. Owner/Agent.
NEW DEVELOPMENT Jax Bch. One cul-
de-sac lot available. $260,000. 591-4156.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., Best offer.
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH
Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
porch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
$199,900. Possible lease purchase. All
closing costs paid. Call June @ 994-3608,
Remax Advantage.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
Will co-op. (904)249-1890.
STOP WASTING Gas!
We're open online
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Phyllis Staines, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
BEAUTIFUL DOLPHIN COVE home,
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-
0068. www.geocitles.com/pvb05
JAX BEACH DUPLEX
3 kitchens, 3 baths; 3 units or one house;
walk to beach. As is/ invest, $375K OBO.
(904)645-8429.
IMMACULATE REMODELED inside and
out, Jax Bch, 5 1/5 blocks to beach, 4/3,
fenced backyard, 1 1/2 car garage. New
appliances, cabinets, carpet, tile, win-
dows, doors and stucco. Ready for some-
one to give yard loving care. $330,000.
Call 545-4002 for appt.
LOOKING FOR HOUSE TRADE IN
PONTE VEDRA OR SOUTHSIDEI
What we have: 4706sf., 5BR/4BA; very
private 1.6 acre lot w/ natural lake and
fountain; beautifully finished and profes-
sionally decorated interior; summer kitch-
en; screened lanai w/pavers. Property lo-
cated in Ponte Vedra. Offered at
$1,199,000. MLS# 394990. What we are
looking for: Minimum 3300sf.; 4BR/3.5BA
3 car garage. Looking in Ponte Vedra or
Southside Jax. Price range desired
$550,000 to $650,000. For more informa-
tion please call: (904)382-9896.


BEACHES ICW SS*JAX
BEST'DEAL IN TOWN
STERLING RIDGE
Large airy 3/2 overlooking marsh in
sought after Iqbationi 3/2, tile, formal din-
ing, great rool, avail for quick move-in.
$219,900.
M UMENT OAKS
4/2, story, lots of space including Florida
room, Ig stone fireplace. Nice lot.
$228,000.
COBBLESTONE
Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
ing, den & lanai. Fenced yard w/ view of
lake. All tile throughout. Just Reduced to
$224,900.
MORE HOMES/GREAT DEALS
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY....
CALL HOME FINDER REALTY
221-1711 OR 241-5501


Custom Home on ICW
Brand New! One of a Kind!
Sleek Kit w/Granite & SS Appl
Dock/Boat Lift 4BR/5BA
$1,595,000


OCEANFRONT-SACRIFICE
JAX BEACH
4400SF home "as Is" with 2BR/2BA ga-
rage apt. $1.8 million. 716-8455.
OPEN HOUSE, March 8th & 9th, 1pm-
4pm. $239,000, 14251 Pablo Woods
Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32224. 3BR/2BA
+bonus room, w/screened porch and
above ground pool in cul-de-sac.
(904)860-1869.
INVESTOR 9BR/2BA $140,000. PGI
$69,000, NOI $50,000, DOC, 993-8424.
JAX BEACH, 5 blocks to ocean, double
comer lot. "As Is". 3BR/3.5BA, 2600sf.,
huge master suite w/sunroom, loft, office,
wood floors, cedar ceilings, lots of built-in
& storage. Plus 1200sf guest apt. and
shop or pool house. $645,000. Owner/
Agent (904)655-3494.
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South PVB, breathtaking marshviews and
sunsets. 2 minute walk to private beach
w/cabana. 2BR/2BA +office. Incredible
terms. (904)487-9290.
ATLANTIC BEACH, near ICW, 4BR/2BA
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
NO MONEY Down! 4 BR Selva Marina
Atlantic Bch. 514-1090.
JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf On 2 lots.
New roof, heat pump, plumbing & siding.
$360,000 OBO. 249-8637.
QUEENS HARBOR, $999,900. 4828sf
6BR/5BA, wooded, marsh/ ICW views. For
details: Robert Upchurch (904)238-1808.
The Real Estate Resource.

EXCLUSIVE ATL. BCH POOL HOME.
4BR/3BA builders custom home. 2985sf,
formal office, dining room & master suite,
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig scr. lanai.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac
home in newer neighborhood. No money
dowr, $699,000. 3% co-op. 514-1090.

PONTE VEDRA Landing, $179,900, pre-
foreclosure/ short sale. 2BR/2BA, all tile,
one car garage, fenced yard; open &
bright floor plan, very nice. Call June at
994-3608, Remax Advantage.
WEEKLY OPEN HOUSE
View our Open House schedule at
www.jaxopenhouses.com
Phyllis Stalnes, Realtor
904-476-SOLD
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate


Sawgrass CC Lakefrnt Home
Absolutely Turn Key Stunning!
Lake Views from Every Room
New Kit & Baths 3BR/3BA
$620,000


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Desirable Odoms Mill Sawgrass CC Pool Home
High Ceilings/Hardwood Flrs Scrnd Pool w/Brck Paver Lanai
Open Kit w/Breakfast Nook Florida Room & Large Office
Screened Lanai*4BR/3BA+loft Courtyard Entry 3BR/2.5BA
$475,000 $549,000

Jax Beach Townhome St Augustine Lakefrnt Home
Like New! Steps to Ocean! New! Great Kensington Comm!
Guest Suite w/Private Entrance zoned award winning Nease HS
Ocean Views 3BR/3.5BA Kit w/Corain 4BR/3BA/3CG
$425,000 $374,900

Sawgrass CC Golf Course Beautiful Cypress Crk Home
estate-sized lot/great golf views Kitchen w/Granile & SS Appl
Pool w/Brick Paver Lanai Glamorous Master w/Jacuzzi
Granite*Hardwds*5BR/4.5BA Saturnia/Wood Flrs*4BR/3BA
$1,075,000 $599,000

Marsh Landing CC w/Pool Pool Home in PV Beach
Gorgeous Lagoon Views! Beautiful Hardwood Floors
Kit w/Granite, SS & Island Great Cul-de-sac Location
Tile/Hardwd Flrs.5BR/4.5BA 3BR/3BA + Home Office
$1,199,000 $389,000


VILANO BEACH, FSBO, 3BR/2BA w/2car
garage, 1 block to beach, large fenced
yard. $279,000. (904)228 7630.
3BR/2BA, OAK Harbour, 1227 Nipigon
Ave. N., A.B. huge fenced-in yard, all new
inside, 4 blocks from boat ramp, ample
parking for boat, RV. Priced to sell.
$179K. 246-0737.
PVB 3/2 w/fireplace on corner lot.
140 Serrano Way. Reduced to $215K.
(904)379-3759.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, beautiful
townhome on lake. End unit. Appraised
for $183,000. Asking $175,000.
(904)894-5043
SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$139,900, 994-0016, 545-2605.


806-A 3rd St. Neptune Beach
WATERFRONT LOTS
Neptune Beach Lots w/Dock
permits in hand. From
$679,000
INTRACOASTAL LOTS
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000
INTERIOR HOMESITES
3 New Subdivisions at the
Beaches. Lots start at $239,900
OCEANFRONT LOTS
3 contiguous separately platted
lots in Vilano Beach. Green
water, Gold coquina and
Spectacular sunrises.
CONSTRUCTION
Custom home building on your
lot or ours. Best lot selection at
the Beach. 20 years experience
building at the Beach.
Call Steve Jarrett @
904-591-5914 mobile
904-247-7000 office


Best Buy at the Beach
3932 Palm Way, Jax Beach
$515,000
4 BR/4BA 2796 sq ft
Huge country kitchen, 2 master
suites, many updates. Large
deck overlooks wooded yard/
room for a pool. First floor could
be used as mother-in-law suite.
MUST SELL MAKE OFFER!
This is a short sale
Marie Farrell, Realtor
742-8534 Mm coas.coata



MIRAVISTA- ATLANTIC Blvd. at the Intra-
coastal waterway. 3BR/2BA approx.
1690sf, 2nd floor unit with 10ft ceilings,
elevator service. 1 car garage, includes:
water, cable, pool, spa, fitness center.
Gated community w/ marsh views. Avail
3/16/08 and on. $1799/mo.
(904)305-3150.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf
w/ garage. Villa Del Mar. $142K.
(904)545-3156.
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
4039.
PONTE VEDRA- Grand Cay 2/2, 1st floor.
No stairs, W/D, screened lanai, all amen-
ites, gated, $199,857. (904)994-2825.:
FSBO JAX Bch. Luxury, 2BR/2BA,
1357sf. Fee paid thru June. $339,900.
241-4544 or 993-3882.
2 BEDROOM CONDO WITH LARGE
BOAT SLIP. Near ICW, ground floor,
washer/ dryer, tile floors, carpet in master
bedroom, clubhouse, pool, tennis, boat
ramp/ storage, slip large enough for 50'
yacht. $300,000. Lease/ Purchase OKI
A1 A Realty Services, Inc. 249-8855.
JAX BCH, 3/2, 8TH FLOOR corner unit w/
great views! Best buy in the metro. Very
motivated seller. $627,000, Duval Realty
Inc. 367-1818.
PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $799K. Sell $699K. Tum
Key Long term lease in place. 40' slip ad-
ditional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only Buy-
ers/ Investors. No Brokers please. Equity
trade considered.
MIRAVISTA 3BR/ 3BA third floor unit
overlooking Intercoastal waterway & Mari-
na. Unfum. or fum. for corporate rental.
$475,000 will consider lease option. 241-
0267.
NEED TO SELL!
Completely renovated 1/1 on lake, Seller
offering: 1 pt buy down, 1 year prepaid
dues, $1000 in closing costs and $500 gift
card to rooms to go. $145,900, Call Mar-
yanne 904-537-6161.
OPEN FRIDAY, 2PM-5PM
Ocean Links Condos, 500 Sandiron Circle
#535. spacious & updated 2 large bdrms/
2 full baths. Great rm/ fireplace, separate
din area. Huge screened balcony, 1 car
gar. Reduced $198,500. Marie Farrell, Re-
altor, 742-8534, Re/Max Coastal.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Sevilla, 2BR/2BA,
1st floor, end unit. Gated Community, ap-
prox. 1400sf., hardwood floors, plantation
shutters thruout, Newly remodeled kitch-
en, covered parking. $222,000.
(904)881-5214.


Marvin & Floyd Realty Inc.
Website http://marvin-group.com

FOR SALE
MAPORT ANDINO 2/2 townhome, 980sq', new carpet. Nr Mayport Naval Station. $114,900
JAX BEACH Vista Del Mar 1/1 condo, 833sq', pool, clubhouse. Priced to sell! $264,909
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Serving the Beaches Since 1936 -.
VILLA ONTHE HARBOUR OLD PONTE VEDRA FARIELDWATERFRONT
195' of bulkheaded water Incredible oceanfront town- Water views from almost
front with 40' floating dock home awaits you. 4BR. every room. Upgraded
at your back door Tus- 3BA, 3.300sf. remodeled master bedroom with
cany style, 4BR. 4 5BA with quality features granite tops in bath &
study. Theatre rm. smart throughout. Private 2CG. wonderful 2" floor deck.
hse, pool/spa $2,995.000. Lovely gated community. 3BR/2,5BA, 2.165sf.
Kimr Martin-Fislhe S2.500.000 Susan Fort $439.000. Micholle Floyd
THE PLANTATION FAIRFELDWATERFRONT STUNNING ICW HOMESE
Traditional home on water Ccomplteely updated home 75' x 460' lot located
to golt lot. Quality custom on the lake! New kitchen directly on the Intracoastal
home with many recent cabinets & bath vanities Waterway. Deep water
upgrades Seller will pay with granite. New HVAC. access, gorgeous tree filled
for club Membership carpet, tile in gated lot w/expansive views to
with acceptable offer. Fairfield in PVB. $529,000. the north & south!
$1.250.000. Susan Fort Al Chafin $850,000. Susan Fort
AWESOMECUSTOM HOME GUANA PRESERVE LOT GUANA PRESERVIEVWS!
Built in 2001, 4BR/3BA. Drive from Ponte Vedra Beautiful oak canopy
3.288sf, 3CG. Heated & Blvd into the cul-de-sac covers private drive to this
screened pool & spa, lake under majestic canopied immaculate 5BR/4BA brick
view, extensive upgrades, oak trees. Borders the home Brazilian cherry
Conan countertops, and Guana Preserve w/lovely wood floors and granite
morel Picture of elegance! oak trees $849,000. tops! $1.350,000. Michelle
$799.000 David Darch Deborah Childers Floyd Jayne Hoffman
230' OCEANFRONT LOT OCEANFRONT INCREDIBLE IBIS POINT
Natures best. 230' ocean Private 59' porch w/access Spacious 4BR/2BA located
frontage & 500' depth to to LR & both BRs. Bright, just over the Intracoastal
the mean high water line. well-kept., 2BR condo Waterway. Fenced in
With 35'+ elevations partially furnished. Many backyard overlooking lake.
westward of the coastal new features plus beautiful Marble fireplace, bamboo
const. line 'Build above ocean views from every floors. 2CG. Value priced
the rest. $4,975,000. Kim room. $619.000. Howard at only $325,000. David
Martin-Fisher, Batten Danrh
CONDO WITH UPGRADES MARSH LANDINGONCREEK MRA VISTA YACHTCLUB
Cozy 2BR/2BA condo Pie shaped lot with mature Fully furnished 3BR/3BA
located inr the popular tree canopy and mean- condominium on third floor
Southside area with easy during stream behind, with incredible view. Pool,
access to anywhere in Great for a handyman or fitness, gated with manned
Jacksonville. Features remodel. 4BR, 3.5BA. security, garage, dock slips
1,105sf, granite counters 4.656sf. In-ground pool available. You'll love the
attached 1-car garage and and brick Florida room. lifestyle at Mira Vista.
lots of amenities. $159,000. $749,000. Len Knight $549,000. Patti Martin
Jennife, Martin
PLANTATION OAKS OLDPALMVALLEYHOME
BUILDYOUR DREAMHOME! Gorgeous custom home on Great brick home located
Don't miss this excellent large lagoon lot. Open floor on a beautiful corner lot
opportunity to. build your plan w/large rooms, near the playground. This
dream home across the volume ceilings & walls of home has everything you
street from the ocean, windows! Main house will need to feel right at
Possibility of ocean views 4BR/4.5BA plus 1BR/1BA home. Granite c-tops.
with the right floor plan. guest apt. Pool/spa. Many crown molding and more.
Lot is approxy 90'x120'. upgrades! $1.239,000. Priced at only $549,000.
$369.000. David Daroh Susan Fort Peyton Stockton
BUILD DREAM HOME INCREDIBLE VIEWS GOLF, SAND & SURF
One of the best Oceanfront home on 100' Cape Cod style cedar
undeveloped lots in South lot w/protective dunes, shake home located on
Ponte Vedra Beach. Don t Fully furnished, 3BR. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club's
miss this opportunity to 3.5BA, 2.850sf. very open 6`" tee box of the Ocean
build the home of your floor plan expansive Course. 4BR/4BA plus 2-
dreams. Lot features high ceilings. FP, luxurious half baths. 4,861sf. Pool
elevation and great depth. master bath. $1.990,000. & summer kit. $2,600,000.
$1.300,000. David Datch Dennis DeSirnone Kim Martin-Fisher
SEASIDE RETREAT PALENCIA HOMESITE! YOUR ISLANDINTHIESUNI
4BR/4.5BA w/roof-top spa. On almost 2 acres in the Approx. 4,720sf. 4BR.
3 stories, ocean views, estate section of Palencia. 5.5BA on nearly 2 acres.
Quality construction, high a golf course community ICW access. Pvt cabana,
end finishes. Ready for with unparalleled scenery htd pool, tree houses, dock
your personalization. Call A truly perfect setting to w/lifts. 4CG, 2 prof. chefs
for plans and specs, build your dream home kits., hdwd mrbl, stone fir
Priced at $2.850,000. Only $1,350.000 Michele and morel $3,800,000,
Valorie Shaw Floyd Jayne Hoffman Kim Martin-Fisher
574 Ponte Vedra Boulevard 280 Ponte Vedra Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
View our listings and open houses online at www.pvclubrealty.com


ATLANTIC BEACH, 1BR/1BA, near
beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
(904)246-6758.
FSBO, VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, beauti-
ful, completely furnished, upgraded, 2/2,
garage, golf course view, screened lanai,
200,000, 887-5005.

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AGE 62 or over? No need to lose your
home or go into bankruptcy. No more
mortgage payments. Call adviser Theresa
Farnell about reverse mortgages. We can
help you. Call 223-1886.


2004 CLAYTON home, 3BR/2BA, excel-
lent condition; take over payments. Call
894-8044.
LOVELY, REMODELED 2, 3 & 4 bed-
rooms in Admirals Walk, Atlantic Bch.
Some owner financing avail. $28,000 &
up. Call Donna 242-9404.



ATLANTIC BCH, 4300sf office/ retail
building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.
3 COMMERCIAL Lots w/plans & engi-
neering for warehouse/ office. 950 11th
Ave. S. $865K. Call (904)509-0812.


ATLANTIC BEACH
Key West Style 2-story, 3BR/2.5BA, ap-
prox. 2100sf., gas fireplace, screened
porch, all kitchen appliances including
W/D, huge 1st floor master w/jacuzzi,
fenced backyard. Avail. 4/10. $1500/mo.
Call (904)568-6909 or (904)568-4569 for
details.


FANTASTIC OCEAN VIEW
1 BR w/separate study, balcony facing
ocean, wood floors, washer/ dryer.
$950/mo. 2224 Ocean Drive South
993-2555 BeachesApartments.com

GREAT OCEANVIEW
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
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NEAR SAN Jose CC, office condo,
1500sf., 7 offices, 2 baths, kitchenette,
150sf. storage. Asking $239,900. 10%
down. Owner will hold 1st mortgage,
15yrs. at 6 3/4%. Call (904)616-5274 or
(904)280-5170.


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N. JAX Beach, just steps to ocean, large
2BR/1BA townhouse. CH&A, ceiling fans,
fully equipped kitchens. Upstairs unit,
wood floors, new bathroom, sundeck
$950/mo. Downstairs unit, new kitchen
and bath, includes washer/ dryer.
$1100/mo. No pets please. 247-6432.
JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $995/mo.,
655-5367, 803-3099.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA Townhouse,
wood floors. Quiet, secure neighborhood,
close to Beaches, shopping, St. Johns
School District, JTB. $995/mo. Call
285-7162.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417.
JAX BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just 7 blks. to
beach Garage space. $750/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.
NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1BA, CH&A WDHU,
includes water. No dogs. $990/mo. +dep.
463-0222, 465-2653.
NEPTUNE BEACH, studio w/garage, 1.5
blocks from ocean, No pets. $777/mo. in-
clfdes all' utilities, W/D. Avail. April. Call
Rick 891-2345.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1BR/1BA $650 & $725/mo., Credit Check
(904)891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH TOWNHOME BY
DUTTON ISLAND PRESERVE.
2BR/1.5BA. Spacious 1500sf on cul-de-
sac by nature park. Built 2001. New carpet
upstairs & tile downstairs. CH&A, W/D.
$975/mo. (904)610-2743.
ACROSS FROM OCEAN
103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA,
lower apartment. No dogs. $995/mo.
JAX BEACH-1BR
211 N. 8th St., upper apt. No dogs.
$625/mo. All deposits equal one-half rent.
Lawn service included. Broker/ Owner
249-8766.
1/2 MONTH FREE! 1BR/ 1BA, Summer
House 5-star resort community incl. W/D.
Avail. now. $799/mo. (904)704-9885.
2 BLOCKS to beach, 2/1, WDHU, large
deck, 214 8th Ave. S. $850/mo, $700 dep,
662-5677.
ATLANTIC BEACH 1BR/1BA apt. Tile &
brand new carpet, washer/ dryer. Fourth
house from the ocean. Just painted. Patio.
Extremely beautiful/ charming. $875/mo.
pet allowed w/ dep. 887-9595.
OCEANFRONT- 2BR/2BA condo in S.
Jax Bchl Pool, clubhouse & more!
$1350/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
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ATLANTIC BCH large 1/1 & 2/1.5 apts.
Near stores and bus, dishwasher, pool,
$575/mo & up. A nice place to live
No pets, 246-8537.
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2BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1 car garage,
7th Ave. S. $1200/mo. (904)372-4260
2BR, CH/A, WDHU, 1st Ave. S. Credit
check. $875/mo. 891-0606.
MAYPORTI ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
www.owninjax.com/jordan.
3BR/ 2.5BA Townhome eat in kitchen,
appliances included, WDHU. 1923 Mary
St. Atlantic Bch. Call 246-2803 or 241-
5415, $900/mo. first month up front
+ damage deposit.
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.
ATLANTIC BCH 2/1. 724 East Coast Dr.,
CH&A, hardwood floors, $900/mo, first,
last, SD. 1 year lease. Donna Ross Real
Estate, Inc. 246-4862.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE. No pets or
smoking. CH&A, WDHU. 418 4th St.
North, JB. $850/mo. 249-0370.


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$1150/mo. (904)742-6423. WDHU. Avail now. 247-7641.


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PONTE VEDRA, Treehouse at the beach.
2BR/2BA condo, high ceilings 1200sf., al-
most new appliances/carpet. Natural pre-
serve views. W/D, fireplace, garage. East
of A1A. $1145/mo. Janet Wells, 635-6375.
(2) 2BR/ 1.5BA TH, 979 Main St., Atl Bch.
$750/mo. $750/dep. No pets. 237-3229.
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. $1350/mo.
629-2628.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 1651 Coquina Place,
1BR., 1/2 block from Ocean. large deck/
yard, tile, no dogs, $750/mo. 246-6039.
ATLANTIC BEACH
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, newer
interior, clean and move in ready, balcony,
2BR, WDHU, great parking. Short term/
pets OK. $1050/mo., low utilities.
607-2794.
BLOCKS TO OCEAN, 3BR/2BA, hard-
wood floors, $1399/mo. Pets ok. 321 9th
St. N. 534-2120.
JAX BEACH, East of 3rd, 2/1, includes
washer/ dryer & water. 985B, 2nd St. S.
$850/mo., VIP Realty 962-6190,
542 BEACH Ave., AB, across from ocean
1BR, A/C, WDHU. Pets considered.
$925/mo. +$600/dep. 612-8080.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references, $750- $795/mo,
222 4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, 3 blocks to
ocean. WDHU. $850/mo. (904)742-6423.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2150 Florida Blvd.
'BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
tenced back yard, credit check, No Cats/
Non-smoking. $800/mo. (904)728-6958..
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/1BA, deck, ga-
rage, includes water & gas, $1250/mo, no
dogs, 463-0222. 465-2653
NEPTUNE BEACH Townhome,
2BR/1.5BA, No Pets, $900/mo.
(904)237-9375.
PONTE VEDRA, 2BR/2BA condo
w/comm. pool! $875/mo. All South Realty,
'41-4141.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
JAX BEACH, 1BR, 450sf, 2 blocks ocean,
A595/mo. +$300/dep. Military/ Senior dis-
jcunt. 212 13th Ave. N., 708-0731.
601 MAIN St., Atlantic Bch, 2BR/1BA, fire-
place, WDHU, screened porch, CH&A.
Credit check. $775/mo. 891-0606.
NEPTUNE BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
OLD ATLANTIC Beach, Ocean and Town-
center 2 blocks. Large 3BR/3BA town-
house. Excellent condition. No Pets.
$1695/mo. 362 East Coast Dr. 241-3609.
MAYPORT LANDING Townhome
2BR/2BA new carpet, fenced back yard,
1158 Songbird Lane, $800/mo, $700 dep.
'80-2728 leave message.
IAX BEACH TOWNHOUSE, 891 6th Ave.
So., lyr. new, 3BR/2.5BA, 1700sf, master
suite w/jacuzzi, balcony, tile first floor,
W/D included, 2 car garage, fenced yard.
Small dogs considered, $1600/mo. +1/mo
dep. Call 249-6150.
2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Beach,
?BR/1BA. $950/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.
241-0600.
JAX BEACH, super clean 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, ceiling fans, dishwasher;
$775/mo. +deposit. No pets. Available
now. 614 4th St. No., 254-7644.
BEACH LIVING
Walk to beach from this 2BR/1BA town-
home. Approx. 900sf., newly remodeled
kitchen, CH&A, new W/D, private yard.
$900/mo. No pets. 616-5615.
ATLANTIC BEACH- Ocebnside,
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $950/mo. All South Realty,
241-4141.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RD! Huge 2/1 du-
plex, top floor, 1200sf, all hardwood floor-
mng, diningroom, livingroom, WDHU, CH/A,
huge fenced yard, parking for 2-3 cars.
Home warranty. Lowest rent since 1989,
950/mo.+ 247-3191.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Great 1BR w/garage.
Steps to beach, $875/mo. (904)910-1108,
(919)358-0244.
ATLANTIC BEACH DUPLEX BY DUT-
TON ISLAND PRESERVE. 3BR/2BA.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
nudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.



3BR/2BA, large fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze, 17 Oaks Drive. $1300/mo.
247-5334, 514-1090.
NEPTUNE BCH, 1800SF., 3BR/2BA +bo-
.ius room. Newly remodeled, new applian-
ces, W/D. Big backyard. $275/pet deposit.
$1200/mo. 1st & last, includes yard serv-
ice. Avail. Apr. 15th. 1-904-753-6113.


13486 LAS Brisas Way, San Pablo Creek.
3BR/2BA, $1400/mo. 318-4446.
LOVELY 1BR on intracoastal $600/mo
+deposit No pets. 285-3452.
INTRACOASTAL WEST, 3BR/2BA w/ga-
rage! Pool, tennis & more! $1150/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BEACH, NICE 2BR/1BA town-
house flat. Large kitchen/ appliances, ce-
ramic tile. Lots of closets. Close to Beach-
es/ Mayport. 64 West 5th St., $1000/mo,
465-2163.


GOLF COURSE Community, 3BR/2BA,
fireplace, new carpet, 2 car garage; 13720
Heathford Dr. Available, $1300/mo.
(904)477-2404.
ATL. BCH, 2/1, LR, ElK, WDHU, 1000sf.
$950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125.
MAYPORT FISHING Village, 3BR/2BA,
fenced yard, $995/mo. Call 221-0612.
ATLANTIC BCH 3/2 CH&A, utility room,
fenced in front & back yard. 2571 Montreal
St. $1000/mo. 1-888-259-0783.

MARSH Landing CC home, totally reno-
vated. Furnished or unfurnished
$2495/mo. (904)537-4083.
FAIRFIELD PVB, 3BR 2.5BA, 2 car gar.,
gated, comm. tennis, pool & gym. Partially
furnished, lawn care incl. $1600/mo. Avail
4/1/08. Prefer long term. (904)742-4375
3BR 2BA house, kit., DR, LR, CH/A,
WDHU, hardwood floors/ carpet, Ig. 2 car
carport, $1200/mo. $800/dep. NO PETS.
1651 7th St. S., Jax Bch. 241-2624.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA,. beautiful
townhome on lake. End unit. $1050/mo.
(904)894-5043
BUNGALOW AT Solano Cay, 103 Solano
Cay Circle, PVB. 3BR/2BA, fireplace, ga-
rage, fenced yard, blocks from beach.
Pets welcome. $1350/mo. (904)343-7076.
ATLANTIC BEACH, quiet 2BR/1BA, ga-
rage, W/D, appliances. $895/mo., 1st, last,
deposit. (904)613-7438.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 4BR/2.5BA HOME
1800sf w/200sf sunroom; 2 car garage,
fenced yard. 679 Selva Lakes Cir.
$1500/mo. +dep. 372-9416 or 534-4165.


4 BLOCKS from beach, 2BR/2BA, sun-
room, big kitchen, WDHU, W/D option,
shaded fenced yard. Excellent condition,
nearly new appliances. $1100/mo. in-
cludes credit on utility. 1 year preferred.
No pets. Jax Beach. (904)502-5910.
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1300/mo. 838-8725.
NEPTUNE BEACH 3BR/ 2.5BA, town-
house, 119 Sanlcastle Way. 1544sf, cul-
de-sac, private backyard, tiled, W/D, re-
frig., gar., $1200/mo plus dep. We pay
Assoc. fee & yard maint., pets OK+ dep.
Phone 904-610-6444.
JAX BEACH, SFH, 3BR/3BA +office/ mur-
phy bed room. Quiet street, pets ok, large
fenced yard, 2 car garage. $1450/mo.
(904)472-8622.
DUVAL REALTY INC. 367-1818
2/1.5, 791 Assisi Ln., #206. $720/mo.
2/1, 1338 Rose St., $840/mo.
3/2, 537 Aquatic Dr., $1170/mo.
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, lots
of tile, jacuzzi tub, skylights, large fenced
yard, lawn service. No pets. 1st/ last/ se-
curity. $1650/mo. 249-2921.
JAX BEACH- 930 S. 1st Ave., 1100sf.,
3/1, new wood flooring, bath & kit., W/D &
DW. $900/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2100sf., 4BR/2.5BA.
Fenced backyard, quiet neighborhood.
$1800/mo. 1481 Marshview Ct., Hidden
Paradise. 403-8953
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 363
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, $1100/mo. plus de-
posit. 982-0416.
'ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl. Call 476-5071 for an appt. -
JAX BEACH, Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf.
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer,
fenced yard, lawn service, great n:ighborr-.
hood. $1500/mo. 568-0428. .
ATLANTIC BEACH
3/2 Duplex, avail. 4/1, $825/mo.
2BR townhome, $850/mo.
Duplex, 3BR/ 2BA, $895/mo.
3/2, 1 car gar., Avail. 4/15, $950/mo.
3BR/2BA house $995/mo.
3/2, 3 blocks to beach, avail. 4/1,
$1395/mo.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH
3/1.5, $1300/mo. Roommates allowed!
4/2.5, 2 car gar., $1695/mo.
ICW
1/1 condo, Bishops Court, $895/mo.
Avail 4/15
Forest Creek Condos
2/2 condo, $950/mo.
3/2.5, 1 car gar., $1095/mo.
3/2, 2 car gar., $1195/mo.
Sutton Lakes
3/2 house,, $1095/mo.
4/2 house, $1195/mo.
3/2 home, Harbor Springs, $1195/mo.
9/2 home, Greenfield Lakes, $1200/mo.
3/2, Collinswood, $1245/mo.
3/2 home, Grogan's Bluff, $1250/mo.
3/2 Wolf Creek condo, $1250/mo.
4/2, Savannah Creek, $1295/mo.
4/2 house, Windsor Chase, $1395/mo.
4/2 house, Ashley Woods, $1475/mo.
5/4 home, Queens Harbor, $2995/mo.
ARLINGTON/ FORT CAROLINE
2/2 townhouse, Shadow Wood, $895/mo.
2/2 townhouse, Raymur Villa, $925/mo.
2/2.5 townhouse, Fort Caroline Lakes,
$950/mo.
3/2, Queen Akers, avail. 4/10, $995/mo.
3/2 house, 2 car gar., Brookwood Forest,
$1050/mo.
3/2 house, River Woods at St. Johns
Landing, $1095/mo.
3/2 townhome, Derringer, $1095/mo.
3/2 w/ bonus room, Monument Lakes,
$1195/mo.
2/2 house, Ashley Green, $1300/mo.
3/2.5, 2 car gar., North Hampton,
$1350/mo.
3/2 house, Ridgemoore, $1350/mo
A dozen properties Southside, Bay-
meadows & Northside.
HOME FINDER REALTY
241-5501 OR 221-1711.
www.homefinderrealty.net


BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2.5BA, den w/fireplace,
office, screened pool. $2000/mo.
13 Fairway Lane, JB. (904)241-0267,
(904)962-5332.
ATLANTIC BEACH, Royal Palms,
3BR/2BA home w/fenced yard. 1-2 yr.
rental or lease to own. $1000/mo. Avail
4/1. Call Rick 891-2345.
PONTE VEDRA, LAtrium, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1200/mo. 642-3517.
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2BR/2BA, GROUND floor, end unit w/ga-
rage, close to pool, plenty of storage. In
The Palms @ Marsh Landing, $995/mo,
Jamieson, (904)234-0115.
$200 OFF 1st month. Luxurious newer
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. ONLY $825/mo.
916-300-3039.


$500 REWARD Lost Senegal PARROT
Green with Orange Belly. Call sightings or
found (904)962-4333.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.

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JAX BCH, 3/2, 8TH floor corner unit w/ SKAT PLAYERS interested in a gentle-
great views! $3000/mo. Duval Realty Inc. man's game. Call Fred 249-0476.
367-1818. ______________---
367-18IF YOU are interested in advertising under
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2 this category please call 904-249-9033 or
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173. e-mail: classified @beachesleader.com


S JAXA ueacn, great oeacn location, gooo JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, W/D, fireplace.
living spaces 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo. 3 blocks to beach. $1075/mo.
(904)910-1108, (919)358-0244. (904)742-6423


JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1200/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
PONTE VEDRA- Spacious 4/3 home on
lagoon! Near ocean & club! $2900/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
3BR/2BA, 546 Camellia Terrace in Nep-
tune Beach. Marshview, fireplace, large
screen porch, new carpet, close to
schools, quiet neighborhood, $1500/mo.
(904)626-3056.
3BR 2BA, tile floors, frplc., jacuzzi tub,
fenced backyard. $1400/mo. 1123 19th St.
N., Jax Bch. Available April. 571-9248.
N. JAX Beach, 2/1 + garage, newly re-
modeled, large screened room, great
neighborhood, $1,000/mo. 241-4630.
ATLANTIC BCH 474 Mako Dr. 3/2, new
windows, available March 1st., $975/mo.
+deposit. 904-536-5355.
ATLANTIC BCH, 3/2, newly renovated,
new appliances, W/D, double garage,
large fenced yard $1400/mo. + security,
(904)207-9006.

PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA,' 1car garage,
private, years lease. $1250/mo. 294-5498.



WANTED, SMALL preschool seeks space
to rent in Beaches area. Call 501-7387.


UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint,
great location, $900/mo, McGuire Mort-
gage, 246-9915.
2/2 CONDO, PV Bch, gated w/amenities.
Call David 294-6940.
SOUTHSIDE/ MONTREUX 1BR/1BA,
920sf, WD, WIC, 9ft ceilings, solarium,
gated community, over looking pool &
lake. Tons of amenities, Avail. April 1st.
(904)318-2121.
1BR/1BA, GROUND floor, fireplace, W/D,
2 pools, full gym, beach shuttle and ac-
cess. $800/mo. 294-1237.

OCEANFRONT,. JACKSONVILL Beach
South. 1BR/1BA units, pool, no pets. 1
parking space. Unfurnished 2nd floor cor-
ner unit, newly remodeled and beautiful.
All new appliances, counters, cabinets
and floors. $1399/mo. Furnished 1st floor
unit $1499/mo. Call (904)463-1036.
PONTE VEDRA- Grand Cay 2/2 1st floor.
No stairs, W/D, all amenities, gated,
$1085/mo. (904)994-2825.


2BR/ 2.5BA Townhouse, 1438sf, II Villag-
Sio, tile floor, stainless steel kitchen appli-
ances, granite counters, W/D incl.,
screened balcony, pool, fitness center,
gated community & more! No smoking, no
pets. $1300/mo. Avail. 4/1. Call (904)463-
1234.
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.
PONTE VEDRA Townhouse 2BR/2.5BA,
on lake, end unit, pool, tennis, must see
model. SCH Consulting, Inc. Broker
710-8858.
OCEAN FRONT Condo, Jax Beach, 1/1,
W/D, quiet beautiful pool, $1350/mo,
249-6166.


PONTE VEDRA Bch, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf w/
garage. Villa Del Mar. $850/mo incl cable
& water. (904)545-3156.
JAX BEACH-. The Palms, gated,
2 BR/ 2 BA new luxury condo. Vaulted
ceilings, washer / dryer, pool & fitness.
Only $1000/ mo. (904) 472-4039.
JAX BEACH. Steps to Sandl 1412 N. 1st
St. 3BR/2BA, new paint & flooring, wash-
er/dryer, large balcony. 1400sf. Great lo-
cation. No dogs. $1750/mo. +dep. Availa-
ble May 1st. 537-5071, 881-4730.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 2BR/2BA, 1st fl,
F/P Summer House. Westside of A1A.
Appliances, W/D, heated pool, 24/7 fitness
$1100/mo includes cable & water. Availa-
ble, furnished, $320/wk including electric
cable and water. Available now. (904)349-
3434.
THE GRANDE Reserve, 2BR/2BA,
1200+sf. W/D, garage, all amenities.
$1099/mo. 220-6603.
THE PALMS at Marsh Landing, newly ren-
ovated 1/1; partially furnished, $875/mo.
Call Maryanne, (904)537-6161.
PONTE VEDRA/ JTB, 3/2 like new unit on
second floor corner. 4300 South Beach
Pkwy. $1600/mo. Duval Realty Inc.
367-1818.
1BR/1BA, BEACH CONDO, 14TH AVE.
NORTH, FURNISHED OR UNFURNISH-
ED, PETS OK. ALL TILE. $1000/MO.
477-4640.



OCEANFRONT totally renovated, fumish-
ed 4BR/ 2BA condo, long or short term.
Marsh Landing CC home also available.
(904)537-4083.
WALNUT MT., GA- 3BR/3BA, $1500/mo.;
mountain view; pets OK. (770)503-0954.

OCEANFRONT RENTAL
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
(904)249-8269.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com
OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.
OCEANFRONT- FURNISHED & unfur-
nished homes & condos From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.



AVAILABLE NOW, stress free, completely
furnished room, shared home. $125/week-
ly/ $450/mo. 333-2624.,
Atlantic Beach or PVB, $650/mo. Call
June, 994-3608.
Stress Free, completely furnished room,
shared home, available now. $125/weekly/
$450/mo. 333-2624.
CLEAN, FULLY furnished house, 9 blocks
to beach. No smoking. $550/mo. includes
utilities. More info, 247-0354.
ROOMMATE sought to share house in
The Courtyards, near Mayport Naval Sta-
tion. $400/mo. includes electric, water,
W/D. 249-4367 (nights), 899-9293 (days).
Non-smoker only.
HOUSE IN Atlantic Bch., nice quiet neigh-
borhood, 1-1/2 BA, W/D, master bedroom
rent + 1/3 utilities. Paulette 304-5929.
leave message.


3BR/ 2BA condo, S. Jax Bch. Great loca- BEAUTIFUL 3BR/ 2BA home with pool &
tion. Hardwood floors, frplc., vaulted ceil- hot tub needs roommate. 1 mile to beach.
ings, $1200/mo. Call (904)703-0986. $800/mo., 1st & last, 6mos min. Call 536-
------------.1255. Avail. immed.


BEAUII-UL OULCANF-UN Condo,
3BR/2BA. Call 294-8138.
3BR/ 2.5BA Townhouse, 2477sf, II Villagio
new unit, 1 car attached garage, wood
floor throughout, stainless steel kitchen,
appliances, granite counter, W/D incl.,
screened patio & balcony, pool, fitness
center, gated community & more! No
smoking, no pets. $1550/mo. Avail. now.
(904)463-1234.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1000/mo. 904-613-7605.
OCEANFRONT CONDO, 2BR/2BA at Las
Brisas, 601-South 1st Street. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Available Immediately. Call
465-4101.
PONTE VEDRA lakes 2/2 condo on big
lake, new carpet/ paint, pool ++,
$1100/mo. 285-5260
PONTE VEDRA, East of A1A. Short walk
to ocean. Just remodeled, 2/2, 1100sf.
Garage & fireplace. Granite kitchen and
bathrooms. Large tile living areas. Fresh
lively paint. Stunning 5" baseboards, new
carpet, new sinks, new oil rubbed bronze
light & plumbing fixtures. All appliances in-
cluded. Oversized rooms. Plenty of side-
walks and slow streets for strolling. Low
utility cost with new insulation, windows
and doors. $945/mo. Call (904)881-0895
for appt.
BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE In PVB,
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
es. www.geocities.com/pvb05/page2.html
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.
PALMS @ Marsh Landing, 1BR/1BA, gat-
ed community, all amenities, $850/mo.
880-4881, 607-4476.


ROOM IN PV close to JTB, $400 + share-
bath & utilities 885-7556.
ROOM FOR rent in my home near ICW.
Hot tub avail. $650/mo. incl. util. Call
(904)571-6533.
PRIVATE ENTRANCE large 1BR/1BA
with kitchenette. Includes utilities, cable,
wireless internet $700/mo. +deposit,
no lease. Call (904)699-7757.
JAX BEACH, $125/wk. +$100/deposit (in-
cludes utilities). Full use of house. Call
509-3181.



2 NEW professional furnished office
spaces next to Mayo Clinic. 10'x13.5'
each. $550/mo. each. Connie 223-0035.
OFFICE SPACE, retail, setting, turn-key,
Beach Plaza City Center. 242-9000 x222.
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE space w/recep-
tion 'area on Beach Blvd. $375/mo, in-
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
net, 465-2505.


MARSHLANDING 1BR/1BA with garage,
upgraded condo. Available immediately,
982-7731


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ATLANTIC BCH, 4300sf office/ retail
building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.


LONGHAIRED MALE Cat, 1 1/2yrs., neu-
tered. Free to good home. 992-6770.


GERMAN SHEPHERD female, wonderful
sweet pet, good manners, 7 years old,
free to good family. 285-5260
FREE DALMATION Lab mix pup, 6-1/2
months, female, 742-7633.
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REFINED SENIOR lady seeking like gen-
tleman for companionship. Reply to
Beaches Leader P.O Box 50129 Attn: RD
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250



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


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

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



FAMILY IN Nep Bch needs care for 2yr
old Tues, Thurs & Fri., 2-6pm. 249-4159
DRIVER- ATRIA Senior Living is seeking
an experienced, self-motivated, part-time
Driver for their community bus. We are lo-
cated at 14199 WM Davis Parkway, just
off San Pablo and alongside Mayo. Please
stop by to fill out an application.
NOW HIRING Wait Staff, Host/Hostess/
Bartenders, Bussers, and Food Runners.
The Bridge Market & Bistro, 377 S.
Roscoe, PVB. 285-1154.
LAW OFFICE in Atlantic Beach, part time.
Telephone, data entry, & typing. Fax re-
sume to: 247-7003 or call Vicky 247-8989.
SMALL OCEANFRONT hotel looking for
dependable Front Desk Clerk. Night shift.
Apply in person 120 Atlantic Blvd. Nep-
tune Beach.
REFERRAL COORDINATOR, experience
required with Florida HMO Insurances.
ICD9 & CPT Coding a must. Immediate
opening, hours 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri. Com-
petitive salary. Call 241-8300 or fax re-
sume 241-0831.
KENNEL ASSISTANT needed for busy
veterinary clinic, competitive wages. Previ-
ous kennel experience preferred. Excel-
lent benefits. Apply in person: Beaches
Animal Clinic, 937 Beach Blvd., Jax
Beach. 246-2045 or fax resume 246-3064.
OCEAN LIFEGUARD. City of Atlantic
Beach. $10.25/hr. starting; $11.17/hr.,with
First Responder. Returning lifeguards pay
will vary depending on prior service. Must
complete 500 meter pool swim in 10
minutes or less, a 1/2 mile ocean swim/
run and be at least 16 years of age by
5/03/08. Must report to Fletcher Sr. High
Pool on 3/15/08 at 10am; or 3/29/08 at
10am for mandatory testing. If hired, must.
successfully complete a City provided 48
hour ocean lifeguard program and a 45
hour FDOT First Responder Program. Ap-
plication form & testing info available at
800 Seminole Rd. or visit www.coab.us
then "jobs" at the top of page then "ocean
lifeguard" or call (904)247-5820. No new
hire smokers or tobacco users. Physical
and Drug testing conducted. EOE.

MARSH LANDING Country Club is cur-
rently hiring for AM or PM Part-Time Dish-
washer. Apply in person in the clubhouse
Tyeday-Saluiday Call 285-6514 for
dieclnons. Drua Tesinar EC E

NOTICE TO READERS
HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
ALTERNATIVE HEALTHCARE Assistant
needed Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30am-
6pm. Pay dependent on experience. Apply
in person between 9am-12pm and 2-
5:30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays at
Integrated Health & Allergies Ctr. 135 Pro-
fessional Dr. Ste. 105, Ponte Vedra.
(904)239-2124.
RELIABLE HOUSEKEEPER needed for
small oceanfront hotel. Experienced appli-
cants only. Weekends required. Apply in
person, 120 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune
Beach.
EXPERIENCED BARTENDER Wait Staff,
Host/ Hostess/ Bussers. Fax resume 246-
5080 or apply in person, Mezzaluna Res-
taurant, 110 First St., Nep Bch.
BIWEEKLY HOUSEKEEPER Beaches.
Starting pay $8.50/hr, 30 day increase.
Leave message (904)246-2673 explain
your available hours, days and qualifica-
tions.

LPNS/RNS
Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts: starting at $19/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at
www.NFHSonline.com or call us at
(904)241-1656.


*. *

SALES PERSON/ DRIVER
To develop customer pickups and delivery
route for established dry cleaners. Great
commission plan for motivated/ customer
service oriented individual. Benefits/
health insurance. The Cleaners 1519 Pen-
man Rd., 246-1705 or 629-2683.


TEACHER ASSISTANTS, church pre-
school, experienced preferred. Benefits.
249-1204 or fax 241-3550.
SCAFFOLD Erectors, Ironworkers, Car-
penters, Construction Personnel (Skilled
and Unskilled), 726-5661.


Full/ part time sales people needed. Apply
at Sea Shells & Coral, 230 North Board-
walk. JB.


SALES POSITION, full time, in Ponte Ve-
dra Boutique. Looking, for motivated,
friendly, energetic individual w/retail expe-
rience. Beverle's Boutique 330 A1A N.
Suite 214 (Near Talbots) .285-9094 Ask
for Hilary.

CITY OF ATLANTIC BEACH
POLICE PATROL OFFICER
Must have current law enforcement certifi-
cation acceptable to the State of FL and
be eligible to complete Florida training and
certification within 6 months of hire.
$16.75/hr.; $670/wk.; $34,840/yr. +bene-
fits.
POLICE TRAINEE
Must have H.S. diploma. Pay rate while
attending academy: college degree
$15.37/hr.; AA degree $12.92/hr.;
H.S./GED $10.90/hr. +benefits. Applica-
tions must be received by 03/12/08 for
testing on 03/22/08. More info, and appli-
cation packet can be obtained at
www.coab.us, Human Resources. Submit
application to 800 Seminole Rd., Atlantic
BEach, FL 32233. (904)247-5820. No
smokers/ tobacco users. Drug testing con-
ducted. EOE.

LANDSCAPE HELP, full benefits. Apply at
Hickory Creek Nursery, 12615 Pvylena
Rd., Jax. DFWP. 221-0605.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
NEWLY REMODELED Salon, 2 stations
available, full-time with clientele. Call
249-3011.
AL'S PIZZA Atlantic Beach and Ponte Ve-
dra Beach hiring P/T and F/T Servers,
Cashiers and Kitchen Staff. Please apply
in person at either location.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
VETERINARY TECHNICIAN NEEDED:
Growing Feline Practice in Jax Beach.
Experience preferred. Patient care &
shared receptionist duties too. Email
resume to acatclinic@bellsouth.net or
fax to 260-4093.
COMMUNITY HOSPICE of NE FL is cur-
rently seeking LPN's, FT, PT & PRN posi-
tions available for Inpt and Crisis Interven-
tion Care. Minimum of 2 yrs Med- Surg
exp, FL IV Cert and valid FL Driver's Lse
req. Apply online at
www.communityhospice.com EOE Drug-
Free Workplace
SEA TOW Mayport hiring licensed Cap-
tain w/towing endorsement. Must be ex-
cellent small boat handler, outgoing and
flexible, must work weekends. Call 220-
7500 or fax resume 220-7969.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.

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

DENTAL ASSISTANT
Experienced, PT/FT. Ponte Vedra. Call or
fax resume to: 285-3128.

MAINTENANCE MAN FOR OCEAN-
FRONT HIGH-RISE CONDOMINIUM.
Full-time position available to right person
at our oceanfront condominium. General
maintenance work including cleaning,
painting, pool cleaning, overseeing con-
tractors, and other reasonable duties as-
sociated with condominium upkeep. Non-
smoker, good personality skills a must.
Above average pay, good working condi-
tions. Send resume to: Maintenance Posi-
tion, PO. Box 49245, Jacksonville Beach,
FL 32250.

OUR CIRCLE OF CARE
SURROUNDS YOU
Friendship, Growth, Flexibility. Every-
where you look within the Baptist Health
system, there's an opportunity for career
satisfaction. It's all about being party of a
circle of care where your needs are cen-
tral to success.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Pediatrics
Ponte Vedra Beach
Duties will include rooming patients, taking
vital signs, documenting patient history,
CLIA waived labs, following-up on diag-
nostic testing, scheduling and referrals.
Must be willing to work as a team player'
and cross train to other areas in the office.
Good patient service and communication
skills required. At least 1 year of medical
back office experience, knowledge of
medical terminology, pediatric experience
and the ability to multi-task in a busy office
is required.
Fax resume to: 904-391-5348
or apply online to job # 3309 at:
e-baptisthealth.com/careers
BAPTIST HEALTH
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*BEACH DRIVERS*
Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.

CARL'S SALON
BEACH PLAZA '
Now offering station rentals.
Stylist and Nail techs.
COOK-
Full-time. lpm-9pm, at a premier retire-
ment community: Experienced preferred,
but will train Excellent benefits Applica-'
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-9447;
email to jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/
Drug-free Workplace.


* 'Hilton
Garden Inn-

Are you motivated to succeed? Are you thrilled by
providing excellent guest service? Then join us as:
SGuest Service Agents Breakfast Servers
Housekeeping Attendants.
Catch the brilliant opportunity to be part of an
a" ard-aspiring team. We provide excellent training,
compensation, and benefits for f/t and p/t positions.
Call (904) 280-1661 x 1105, Fax: (904) 280-1544

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Positions Available
Banquet Server Section Housekeeper
Beverage Server Lifeguard
Maintenance Engineer Cabana Club Server
Housekeeping Houseperson Cabana Club Bartender
Laundry Attendant Room Service Supv.


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DRIVERS: LOCAL opportunity! Great sal/
benefits. Route Sales/ Svc Rep. HS Grad,
CDL-B a plus. (904)264-2607.
Recruiter-south @ safety-kleen.com
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639.
AMERICAN HOME Companions seeks
experienced live-in caregivers. Live-in 2,
3,4 or 5 days per week. Must drive & have
car. 247-7495.
MANICURIST- BUSY Ponte Vedra Nail
Shop has stations for rent. Licensed re-
quired.-9-10-9106.-.. -- ..

CLASS "B" Security Officers needed to
work upscale gated communities and con-
dominiums in Jax and Ponte Vedra-
Beach. Apply in person for a guaranteed
interview at: First Coast Security Serv-
ices, 1 Independent Dr. #117 (Modis
Bldg.) Jax, FL 32202 (904)598-1993.
www.fcssfl.com
HOUSEKEEPER: BEACH Country Club.
FT/ benefits/ 401K/ flexible schedule.
Detail oriented individual. Pay neg. w/exp.
904-246-4827 or email:
facilities@selvamarina.com. DFWP
POOL SERVICE Tech. Top pay. Must
have 2 years experience. Good driving re-
cord. Call Pool Pro's. 400-4943. Ask for
Aaron.
PEST CONTROL Lawn Technician want-
ed for beach company. No experience re-
quired. Good pay, health, life, dental insur-
ance and vacation. 75% of our employees
have been with us 3yrs. or longer and are
100% vested in our retirement plan. If you
desire a career position call 241-7175 for
interview. Drug-free workplace. '
BOOTH RENTAL available -in Atlantic
Beach Beauty Salon. $150/wk. 247-4307.

CNA
FULL-Time shifts available 7-3 and 11-7
at a Premier Retirement. Community. Ex-
cellent benefit package, competitive wag-
es, good working environment. Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic'
Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447; e-mail
to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.


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not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which require you to pay a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charge: 3:r pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.



PRIDE LIFT chair used 4 months $500
firm. 221-3425.


COMPANION/ SITTER, 20yrs+ exp., hos-
pital visits, overnights, weekends. Few
openings avail. Ginger 239-7631.
IF YOU are interested in-advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com
CAREMINDERS HOME CARE. Providing
superior care for your loved one. From
handicapped children to the elderly. From
simple companions to nursing services.
Licensed/ Insured and Bonded. Call
808-0558.-
IN-HOME CARE BY VISITING ANGELS.
Providing the best CNA'S, HHA's and
Homemakers/ Companions to care for
your loved one at home, hospital, nursing
home, assisted living, Up to 24-hour care.
Affordable Rates. (904)725-8222.
www.visitingangels.com
HIGHLY SKILLED CNA/ HHA w/25+
years experience seeks new position. Ex-
tremely dependable and caring. Excellent
references. Call Leslie 612-4751.



BEDROOM SET, cherry finish, excellent
condition, (double bed, chest of drawers,
and changing table). $375. 285-5260.
WASHER & Dryer,. good condition.
$75 each. Call 710-7665.


EXPERIENCED SERVERS and Bussers TOTAL GYM, like new, heavy duty, $250
needed. Santioni at Sawgrass. 273-7272. firm. 221-3425.


HARRY'S SEAFOOD
BAR &,GRILL
NEEDS FULL time, Host/ Hostess & Ex-
perienced Servers with open availability.
Apply Within 1018 North 3rd St., Mon- Fri,
2pm- 4pm.
SERVERS WITH experience needed.
Please apply in person, M-F, 11am-2pm,
Giovanni's, 1161 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach.
CHRISTY PLUMBING needs experienced
Journeymen, Servicemen, and Helpers.
Must have drivers license. Drug free work-
place. Call 247-4419, 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
0967.



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


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


6-PERSON, LT wood, glass-top dining ta-
ble $250. Wicker dresser $25. 1 three
band gold ring and 1 multi gemstone gold
ring for sale,best offer. 241-7721.
COUCH AND Loveseat, light brbwn, lyr.
old, like new $595. Pier One kid's furniture
couch, chair and ottoman $85. Cannon
Rebel-G II 35mm Camera (not Digital)
with additional 70x300 Sigma Zoom.lens
$175. Call (904)349-3945.
LIKE NEW G.E. Dryer 1 yr.old, $100.
742-7633.
JUKE BOX rock-ola 1960's, excellent con-
dition $950, 285-8697.-
8' OLHAUSEN Pool Table, 1" slate-top,
table light, cue rack. You move it. $35.0
OBO. 249-5308,
TOOLS NEARLY new: Ryobi 10" Drill
Press DP102L $55 Ryobi 10" Band Saw
BS1001SV $65; Ryobi 10" Table Saw
BTS15 $55; Cummins Wood Lathe $55.
(904)472-3945.
OAK STORAGE chest on wheels, 1920's,
$145. 285-5260.
4PC. SECTIONAL sofa w/sleeper, tweed
look cloth $200, no stains, good cond.
Matching antique full-size bedroom set,
like new mattress and boxspring included
$200, good cond. Matching lamps $40.
Matching end tables $20. 403-5115.
3 GRACO GMAX 5900 Airless Paint
Sprayers, $900 each or all three, $2100;
Yale 5500# Hand Pallet Jack, used spar-
ingly, like new, $180 OBO; 2 Graco Model
1040 Diaphram Pumps, 1", $150 each;
Kobalt electric air compressor, 15 Ibs.,
$150 each; 2 Vico 1hp whirlpool pumps,
$125 each; 2 Air Supply of the Ftture
whirlpool pump w/600 watt heater, $150
each. Call 591-0170.


SALON 4SALE Beach..area..$45kQB.O. TV'S: 33" JVC, and 18" Admiral. Great
Call 434-0840, 8"81-0312. price, excellent condition. 563-2527.



'Subscibe! 249-903 3


GENERATOR--TITAN 8500.. New still in
original wrapper. NeW $2500, sell for
$1500, 318-6545.
SOFA $100. GE Washer/ Dryer; excellent
condition, large load capacity $100ea.
285-4772 after 6pm.
KEYS TREADMILL in good condition $50,
maternity wear, all in excellent condition,
huge warddrobe, many good brands,
sizes medium large. Buy separate or
make offer for all. 221-5975, or 434-3211.'
CEDAR CHEST, extra large, excellent
condition, 1930's, $425. 285-5260.
CLEAN, QUALITY Queensize mattress
and boxspring $100. Can Deliver.
246-1832.
RUGER 10/22 Rifle with scope $140.
Some others. Must be Fla resident. Cash
only. 285-2927.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $175 for
both, 641-9667, 838-5411.
2YRS OLD, Sealy Posturepedic queen
size bed w/ frame. Originally $950, sell for
$300. 992-7397.



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


ART AUCTION to Benefit Homeless.
7pm, March. 29th, 10% BP 150 Park Ave.
Orange Park FL. www.AnjeAuctions.net
AB2659. (904)248-0926, (352)562-3103.


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

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SATURDAY 3/8, 9am-2pm. Like new sofa, -
bird cage, futon, chest, kitchen & house-
hold. Corner 9th Street & 7th Ave South.
(Rain date Saturday 3/15).
MOVING, SATURDAY, 8am-lpm, furni-
ture, to6ls, wagon, child's go cart, scooter,
++, 56 Marsh Drive, (take Fairways Lane
to Quail to Marsh)
SATURDAY, 8AM-? Ocean Cay, 2949 An-
tigua Dr. Furniture, rugs, crib.


SATURDAY MARCH 8th .& 15th, 8am-
noon, 1816 Strand St.
HUGE SALE toys, stuffed animals, power
& hand tools, auto repair, wine rack w/ ac-
cessories, bunk bed, dresser, electric or-
gan, Cannondale & Trek.road bikes, out-
door xmas lights, kitchenware, stereo
parts, BBQ accessories, computer acces-
sories, & much .'. much"" rriot
Saturday 8am-3pm & Sunday 9am-2pm;
2212 Rosewood Dr.. (Florida Blvd to Bay
St to Oleander left on Rosewood. ) 476-
1363.
CHRIST UNITED Methodist Church, 400
Penman Rd., is collecting donated items
for their spring Rummage Sale. to be held
on Fr, March 14 & Sa" March 15. 9am.
3pT,. toir a.,, Sour' rinks sar.dwich.
Es als]senE *iii De Soild '49-5370


SATURDAY, 8AM-?, 177 Pine Street, a lot
of neat items.
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY garage sale!
March 7th, 12-5, March 8th & 9th 9-5pm,
2202 Fairway Villas Ln., off Mayport Rd.
HUGE SALE! Sat. & Sun., 9am-3pm. All
items must go! 888 Stocks St..
SATURDAY, 8AM-12PM, 2033 Vela Norte
Circle. Entertainment Ctr., 2 speakers,
coffee table, 2 reclining chairs, etc.



EVERYTHING GOES! Furniture, washer,
dinette set, kitchen, bedrooms, pictures,
misc. Saturday, 8am-? San Pablo Apts,
14401 Don Quitoe Cir. Apt.2304.



YARD SALE! new wood flooring, new tile,
self propelled lawn mower, yard tools,
computer hutch and much much more.
Saturday, 9am-lpm. 3590 Eunice Rd. or
call. 962-8849.



OCEAN KAYAK (Prowler) 15'4" long,
28.5" wide. Includes seat and paddle.
$600, 241-2290.
BOAT STORAGE in PV. Visit
Www.MarinaClubPV.com
14' FIBERGLASS Tomboy, 25Merc out-
board, swivel seats and live well. $2000
OBO: (904)270-1082 Iv. msg.
12' BOAT, 4hp motor, 12-16' trailer. $2000
OBO. Call 721-3787.



2007 KEYSTONE Mountaineer travel trail-
er, 31RLD, like new, many extras,
$24,900, (904)491-6008.
POP- UP Camper, 2000 Viking, sleeps 5,
A/C & heat,*garage kept. $3500. Call
(904)210-6319.



1999 FORD Explorer Sport, red, runs
good, cold A/C, CD player. $1200 OBO
(904)249-5308.
1995 NISSAN pick up XE, extended cab,
V6, only 93k miles, ice cold A/C, bed lin-
er, split rear window, chrome wheels, im-
maculate condition, $3900 OBO,
887-9030.
2000 FORD-E-250 work van,199K miles,
$2000 OBO; 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 work
van, 179,500 miles, fair condition, $1000
OBO; 1999 Chevy Astro work van. 104K
miles, very cood condition, -$2800. Call
591-0170.



2006 SCION tC
Nautical blue, 5sod, factory warranty re-
maining, only 23,000 miles, excellent con-
dition. $14,000 OBO. (904)247-8613.
1966 MUSTANG, red. Runs great. $2800.
Call (904)635-0597.
2001 HONDA.Accord.EX; white, excellent
condition, loaded, tan leather, brand new
transmission. $9900. (904)718-1601.
1966 CITROEN. "As is" $4500. Call
(904)246-4887 leave message.


SCISSOR & KNIFE SHARPENING
Specializing in salon scissors, fabric,
household, industrial shears & knives.
Mobile. (904)945-3375.
FILL DIRT- Cheap! We deliver. Hickory'
Creek Nursery 221-0605.
GOING AWAY? Let us care for your
home. "IN LIEU OF YOU" 285-4131.
Serving Beaches and Ponte Vedra
20 years.


IF YOU are interested in advertising under OCEANSIDE CLEANING INDUSTRIES
this category please call 904-249-9033 or Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
email: classified@beachesleader.com cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
Insured. Call Kevin 994-0045.


A NATIVE SUN LANDSCAPE
Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.


PET SITTING, your baby a guest in my 30 YEARS experience, all types of lawn
home. 294-1237. care, Call 334-1931.


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WE WANT WORK!
Free estimates. Mow, trim, edge. One
time or annually. Also shrub trimming,
pruning, mulch, sod, clean-ups and more.
Licensed & Insured. 207-4037.


LICENSED PAINT Contractor will paint
average size room $95. Insured.
(904)613-1271, (904)724-6043.
A PLUS QUALITY PAINTING, INC.
Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-.
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.


FREE KITCHEN TEAR-OUTS! Save time,
money, labor, and dumpster space on
your remodel. Will tear-out your existing
kitchen free, we keep all used material.
Large clean truck/ tools. Licensed and In-
sured w/2 mil. in. liability. BCS Inc.
(904)509-3862.
COUNTERTOPS- SOLID Surface refinish-
ing. Granite repair. Residential and com-
mercial. Kitchens and baths. Cell
(904)229-4627. Office (904)424-4090.
PERFECTION DRYWALL Inc. Specializ-
ing in drywall & home maintenance. Lic. &
Ins. (904)509-2849.


PAINT IT RIGHT. In br Out. QUALITY DAVID ROCKWOOD Handyman Serv-
WORK. Free estimates. Call Mike Wil- ices. Anything from A to Z. Serving the
liams, 285-2651. beaches for 24 years. 853-6036.


LAWN & Tree Service. No job too big or BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
small. Good rates. Call 904-254-7403. free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
I AWP r ... 610-7768.
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Svvli REP or Re n oduu, great prices.
(904)334-6091, Bob.

PERSCHEL BROTHERS
SERVICES, INC.
PROFESSIONAL LAWN service. We mow
lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.
KEN'S LAWN CARE
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.
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QUALITY HOME REPAIR: Painting,
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
861-9500.
HANDYMAN- EXPERIENCED and very
'dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
HANDYMAN/ REMODELING SERVICES
For all your- Home Improvement needs.
Professional Painters and Carpenters on
staff. 25yrs. experience. 568-8335 or
343-9057.
SECOND HUSBAND Handyman Serv-
ices: Carpentry, rough to finish, Drywall,
Texturing, Painting, Tile, Renovations,
Honest, Delendable. Rick (904)885-0164.
MASTER DRYWALL-' small jobs, hang/
finish/ textures. Call Jack 652-5359. Lic.,
20yrs exp.
ONE CALL HANDLES IT ALL
Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows, rotted wood,
termite damage, roof leaks, drywall,
decks, etc. Honest, top quality work-
LOWEST PRICES AT THE BEACH.
(904)710-3784.


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COAST TO COAST ROOFING
5th year-anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
904-755-7403. CCC1326983.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
NELIGAN CONSTRUCTION
ROOFING DIVISION
.ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB
247-3777.



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

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ED'S LAWNCARE
Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. (904)524-8660.


AFFORDABLE CLEANING SERVICE.
Many years experience; references availa-
bl Call Kelly for estimate, 238-9040.



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this.gategory, please caIL90_4-249.-9033 or
e-mail: classified @beachesleader.c6ii


WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
241-7276, 838-9599.
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LAWN & Landscape Maintenance. Year
round, clean-outs, mulching, sodding &
more! 370-0065.



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RELIGION BRIEFS


Passion of the Christ
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
will host a community show-
ing of "The Passion of the
Christ" at 7 p.m. on Saturday,
March 15. All are welcome and
there is no admission charge.
The church is at 1423 8th Ave.
N. in Jacksonville Beach.
Purim Celebration
Chabad @ the Beaches will
host a Community Purim
Celebration at 7:30 p.m. on
Thursday, March 20 at 521 SR
A1A in Ponte Vedra. For infor-
mation call 285-1588 or visit
www.chabadbeaches.com.

Forgiveness: Gift or
Challenge
Rev. Barbara Crafton will
lead a conference on
"Forgiveness, What It Is and
What It Isn't" hosted by Christ
Episcopal Church San Pablo
and St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church. The confer-
ence begins tomorrow from
9:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Christ
Church San Pablo at 2002 San
Pablo Road in Jacksonville. On
Sunday, Rev, Crafton will
preach at the 10 a.m, service at
St. Paul's by the Sea at 465 11th
Ave. N in Jacksonville Beach
and hold the second session of
the conference there from 1 to
3 p.m. Information and tickets
are available by calling 249-
4091.

First Friday Service
Calvary Anglican church at
3044 San Pablo Road in
Jacksonville invites the com-
munity to a First Friday Prayer
and Praise Service at 7 p.m.


today. For information, call
821-8558.
Career Transition
Workshop
Christ Episcopal Church will
have a 2-day Career Transition
Workshop from 8 a.m. to 4
p.m. on March 8 and 15 that is
free and open to the public.
Corporate and human resource
professionals will conduct the
workshop to be held in the
Christian Family Center at 400
San Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra.
Register by email to
crhbeach@comcast.net or by
calling 285-0525.
St. Patrick's Day
Card Party
The Council of Catholic
Women of St. Paul's Catholic
Church will host a St. Patrick's
Day Card Party and Charity
Raffle to benefit Dial-A-Ride
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 12. For
information call 249-2600.

Surf Camp Registration
Epic Surf Ministry is taking
online registration for summer
Surf Camps to be held from
June 9 through August 1. For
information visit www.epic-
surfministries.com.

Sale Donations Requested
Christ United Methodist
Church is currently collecting
donations for a Rummage Sale
to be held on March 14 and 15
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For infor-
mation, call 249-5370. The
church is at 400 Penman Road
in Neptune Beach.


Moms In Touch
International
Moms in Touch meet to pray
for schools, students, and staff
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on
Monday at the Winston
Family YMCA in Ponte Vedra.
For information, call 285-0267.
Jewish Book Club
A book club for adults spon-
sored by Chabad @ the Beaches
and Books A Million will meet
once a month on the first
Tuesday of the month at Books
A Million at 738 Marsh
Landing Parkway. Rabbi
Nochum Kurinsky leads the
book club discussions. There is
no charge to participate and
traditional Jewish food will be
served.. For information call
Chabad at 285-1588 or visit
www.chabadbeaches.com.

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 Ave. N. in
Jacksonville Beach. For .infor-
mation, call Margaret at 280-
0871.

Men's group meetings
Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian
Church offers "Bible and
Bagels", a men's Bible study
group, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.
on Wednesdays in the
Fellowship Hall. The church


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

Singles groups
The following are church-
related singles groups in the
Beaches area. Church member-
ship is not required:
New Life Christian


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Ministry meetings with child-
care provided for some events.
Contact Claudia at 223-6000
for information or visit
www.nlcf.org.


Beach United Methodist
Church has Monday Night
Alive for singles at 7 p.m. on
Monday nights and Singles

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Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16
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fifee passes designating a time of entry are available
at Christ Church. For pass information, please call
the church office at (904) 285-6127. For directions,
please see www.christepiscopalchurch.org.
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photo by UZA MITCHELL
The Notre Dame Glee Club performs Wednesday at Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach. The group also enjoyed mini-golf,
laser tag and refreshments during their stop.


Christ Episcopal will host 'The Last Hours of Christ'


by KATHY NICOLETTI
STAFF WRITER
Christ Episcopal Church will
host the "Last Hours of Christ"
from 5 to 9 p.m. on March 15
and 16 at DayBreak Retreat
Center at 895 Palm Valley
Road, Route 210, in St. Johns
County.
"Last Hours with Christ" is a
re-enactment of a "great, pow-
erful, and dramatic story," said
cast member Mark Barrett who
is portraying Jesus for the third
year.
"This is the Passion of
Christ, suitable for the entire
family," says Rev. Rick
Wesbury, Rector of Christ
Church.
The "Last Hours with
Christ" is open to the public
with no admission charge.
The audience will experi-
ences scenes from the Passion
of Christ as they walk through
the markets of Jerusalem, the
Garden of Gethsemane, stop at


Pilate's Court, and continue on
to Golgotha.
Barrett is one of three men
portraying Jesus this year. Each
actor participates in one 20-
minute performance every
hour.
Playing the part of Jesus is
"so humbling," he said.
"The first thing I had to do
was to get over my objections
to doing it...and thinking you
don't belong in this role."
After being in the produc-
tion Barrett said that he real-
ized the its value does not
depend on the quality of the
acting, but on the "meaning-
ful, inspiring story."
Playing Jesus during the
trail scene, Barrett said that he
has tried be in character and
feel what it would have been
like to watch and listen to the
crowd.
The experience is one he
describes as "very lonely and
painful."
During his breaks from
being a cast member, .Barrett


also stands with the audience
to observe their reaction to the
production.
"People are really moved by
some of the scenes."
The power of being in the
audience is impressive, he said.
It is possible to emphathize
with the crowd and to empha-
size with Jesus. There are
many levels to the story being
told, he said.
For Jim Raimondo, being a
cast member in the "Last
Hours" is "a way to be part of
something important to the
church."
This will be the second year
that he will portray Pontius
Pilate in the production.
Previously he had played the
part of Judas.
Raimonda said that he por-
trays Pilate as not vindictive.
He is a person who "ends up
doing what he does not want
to do,"......
-The crowd's response during
the trial scene as well as the
answers Jesus gives to Pilate do


not leave him much choice,
said Raimondo.
Watching the audience dur-
ing the scene, Raimondo has
noticed that some people
actively participate with the
cast saying "crucify him."
Then when Jesus is led away
with the cross, the audience
looks uncomfortable.They
look as if they are wondering
what they have done, he said.
Both Barrett and Raimondo
are members of Christ
Episcopal Church. Barrett lives
with his family in Ponte Vedra
and is in the computer soft-
ware business.
Raimondo is a helicopter
pilot at Mayport Naval Station
and lives with his family in
Jacksonville Beach.His family
has also participated in the
production of the "Last Hours
with Christ."
This experience has helped
his children, ages. 12,. 10,.and
three years old, to understand
the religious significance of
Easter, said Raimondo.


Hiram College's


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Beaches (Disciples of Christ), The Hi:
2125 Oceanfront and Seaway Singers,
in Neptune Beach. ensemble
This is one of a series of con- from the
certs the group is performing of seven
on a Winter Tour. The singers the Hiran
will also give other performanc- The M
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and in Ohio. The concert is Revels," a
open to the public and begins of a Rena
at 7:30 p.m. tival, a 39
Included on the program will campus.
be choral music of all styles and term, the
periods, both sacred and secu- form voc
lar. Featured composers will all types
include Byrd, Dawson, Rossini, vocal jazz
Debussy and Mendelssohn. years the
There will be compositions in states.


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RI ON BRIEFS

P BRIEFS, from C-5


Coffee House 10:45 a.m.
on Sunday. For information
visit www.beachumc.org or
call 249-2343. BUMC is locat-
ed at 325 7th Ave. N.
Beaches Chapel Church,
610 Florida Blvd., Neptune
Beach. Singles over age 33
meet the last Saturday of the
month at 7 p.m. at the
church. 241-4211.
Christ Episcopal Church,
400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra, offers a singles min-
istry called Solo Flight with
"Single, Single" Christian
Formation Classes at 10:15
a.m. on Sundays through
Nov. 25 in the Family Life
Center. The group also sched-
ules social activities; for infor-
mation contact the church
office at 285-
6127;Membership at Christ
Episcopal is not needed to
participate.


Christ the Redeemer
Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Weekly
Bible study and monthly
social event such as square
dancing for ages 30 and up.
280-5813.
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church, 4510 Palm Valley
Road, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Singles Express offers Bible
study at 9 a.m. Sunday and
other activities throughout
the year. Call 285-8225 for
information.

Retreats at Marywood.
Retreats and events are
planned at the Marywood
Center for Spirituality in the
Switzerland area of NW St.
Johns County at 1715-5 State
Road 13. For information, call
282-2525 or toil-free (888)-
287-253 or check www.mary-
woodcenter.org.


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


.off Kernan 895 Palm Valley Rd
S 55 990i (1 mile east of US1)
615-2130
M eetSu iys Sunday Services
8:45am-9am Christian Formation -
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Pre-K through Adults
10:00 am Holy Eucharist & Children's Chapel
www.coastalch~stian.org Nursery available
4. HOLY TRINITY LORD OF LIFE
1 ,1 ANGLICAN CHURCH LUTHERAN CHURCH
r (A Traditional Anglican Church) (ELCA)
247-1442 (ELCA)
Holy Communion 276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch
every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. Ph. 285-5347
Rev. Julie Frank,Pastor
Holy Trinity meets in the Old Chapel Sunday Contemporary Worship
at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294 8:30am
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 32240-0294 Sunday Church School 9:45am
www.holytrinityneptunebeach.org Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar Nursery Provided


OCEANSIDE P
CHURCH OF CHRIST NE E
1025 Snug Harbor Court
(off Mayport Rd. at W. 11th St. & Orchid St.) Ba pt i C h u r c
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 SATURDAY EVENING
6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service
246-2709 SUNDAY
Victor M. Eskew, Minister 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service
10:30 am Traditional Service
Sunday: Bible Class 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY
Worship 11:00 a.m. 6:30 pm r The Gathering
Bible Studies for EveryAge & Life Situation
Evening Service 6:30 p.m. 407 Third Street c
www.neptunebaptistorg Neptune Beach
wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. omBary,Pastor 94-249-2307
_i Palm Valley Baptist Church
PAPalm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra
(904) 285-2447 - S -w
S E m-ail: palmchurch@belsouth.net & .1
Sunday School for ll ages ....9:15am ui(1sti Urhul -
Sunday Worship
Service ......................... 10:30am Service Times
Sunday Evening
Bible Study ...................... 6:00pm Saturday 5:00 pm S
Wednesday Family Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am 1
Wednesday Family
Dinner...................... 6:00pm (904) 268-2500
Wednesday Bible Study S
for all ages...........................................7:00pm www.M andarinChristian.com
A Southern Baptist Church 6045 Greenland Rd. near Philips Hwy. Y


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Serve God's Mission in the World

Worshiping at ANGLICAN Sunday Worship Services
8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Ocean Palms Elementary School BECHE
S 355 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach CHURCH
S9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service* Worship Service Eucharist Nursery at all services
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service* 5pm Sunday
SKingdom Kids available Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar Sunday School
VEPDRA Childcare always provided Services held at: All ages 9:40 a.m.
Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor Neptune Baptist Church, Rm 101
407 Third eet 410 Soth hird Street, so r Jacksonville Beac,
methodist 280-5141 www.pv-umc.org Neptune Beach Ph: 904-246-427 www.palmschurch.org
h"Connecting te Unconecrg Neptune Beach PC(USA)
urch "Connecting the Unconnected" WWWANGLICANBEACHESCHURCH.ORG


Ponte Vedra ST. ANDREW'S FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN
Presbyterian Church L UTHERAN C H (ELCA) of the Beaches (Disciples of Christ)
"Wherefriends gather to worship" (BY THE SEA) Y2125 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune Beach CHURCH
"Where friendsgather to worship" A Stephen Ministry Congregation Come worship with us by the ocean. MISSOURI SYNOD
4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210) 1801 Beach Blvd. SUNDAYS:
www.pvpc.com Jacksonville Beach 249-4575 Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am 1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKER Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Snday Breakfast S nday Wo hip Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am Phone: 249-5418
unday sunday WorshipCelebration Praise 11:00 am http://www.blcjaxbeach.org
Nursery & Toddler Ministries 8:00 am & 10:30 am WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY) Srviicoe
Middle, High School, College Sunday School 5:30 Supper 8:30 a. & T0 a.. service
Adult Ministries Children 9:15 am 6:30 Choir, Bible Study,Youth Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Music & Art Ministries Youth/Adult 9:15 am Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor 246-2010 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
SJames Collins, Associate Pastor
Home of a Bethlehem Visit Nursery Provided www.fccbdoc.com lemail:fccbdoc@bellsouth.net Adult Bible Classes 9:45 am.


St Paul's by the Sea ST. PAUL'S TRADITIONAL YET TIMELY
EpscopalI Church CATHOLIC Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Episcopal Church Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
POWERFUL WORSHIP, PASSIONATE SERVICE 1st Avenue North at 5th Street Youth Fellowship 11:30a.m.
Jacksonville Beach
Nursery Provided -
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor CHRIST
Wednesdays: 7 am & 10:30 am CHRIST
Welcome Families Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun. Saturday Mass9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
& Singles Nursery At 7:30 & 10 am Services Sun. Sunday Mass 7:00, 8:30, 10:00, 400 Penman Road (at Atlantic)
& ngs Christian Formation At 8:45 am... 11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. Neptune Beach 249570
corner of 5th St. & 11th Ave. N. Jax Beach, FL www.stpaulsbythesea@ ppbts.net Saturday Confessions Rev. Patrice Spenser
904-249-4091 After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20 p.m. Share in the love of Christ
S 41 COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ST. JOHN'S
150 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach FL FIRST BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH
150 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL 2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
S'Rev. Dr. Gabe Goodman, Pastor Father Joseph Meehan
J'""' Church Office 249-8698 4 WEEKEND MASSES
pus 0' Preschool/Kindergarten Office 241-7335 324 N. 5th St., 249-2314 Saturday 5p.m.
www.cpcab.org Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
unday Morning Blended Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery Available Sunday Morning
traditional Worship 8:00AM & 11:00AM RECONCILIATION
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. or b appt.
contemporaryy Worship 9:30AM & 5:59PM Wednesday Evening 6:15 p.m. RELGIOUS EDUCATIO
Wednesday Evening 6:15 p.m. RELIGIOUS EDUCAT
sunday School All Ages 9:30AM Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15 p.m. (4-6 gr.)
SWeekday Ministry 246-2891 Sunday 6:00 p.m. (7-H.S.)
(outh Fellowship Sundays 5:00PM & 7:00PM Service interpreted for the hearing impaired 246-6014


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