Title: Ponte Vedra leader
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Title: Ponte Vedra leader
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Publisher: Ponte Vedra leader
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Publication Date: March 19, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Midweek Edition March 19, 2008

Vol. 45, No. 78 Serving the communities

of Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, N

An edition of The Beaches Leader

Beach and Mayport since 1963
4eptune Beach and Mayport since 1963 50(


Capt. Aaron Bowman, the
new commanding officer at
Mayport Naval Station and
believed to be the first jet avi-
ator to command the post, is
no stranger to the
Jacksonville area. See story,

Alan Moore as Jesus (center) is flanked by others portraying Jesus' disciples at "Last Hours with Christ" Sunday at DayBreak retreat off Palm Valley Road west of
Ponte Ved~ a Beach. The re-enactment of Jesus' last days was performed Saturday and Sunday by more than 150 actors of all ages from Christ Episcopal Church,
Ponte Vedra Beach. More photos, A-12.

Truants jam pier;

Two coach finalists favor

riot brings arrests offense used by Nease

Liylo (above) will perform
today at the Cultural Center
at Ponte Vedra Beach during
a celebration of the Iranian
New Year. See story, A-9.

An unofficial senior skip day caused
a near-riot as hundreds of local stu-
dents flooded portions of the beach-
front Tuesday afternoon near the
Jacksonville Beach pier.
'Jacksonville Beach Sgt. Thomas
Bingham said many high school sen-
iors in Duval County were out of
school because of state testing and
congregated at and near the
Jakso!i.\,lJle..Beaich fishing pier at 1st
street and 4th Avenue North.
There were reports of fights, but no
reports of injury were filed. In addi-
tion, there were three 18-year-olds
arrested on misdemeanor charges of
battery and breach of peace.
"There were about 500 to 600 kids
out here. The boardwalk was full, the

pier lot was full. You couldn't even get
across the overwalk," he said. "We
responded when fights started break-
ing out."
Bingham said Neptune Beach,
Atlantic Beach and the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office provided mutual aid
during the incident which started
around 12:30 p.m.
Neptune and Atlantic Beach each
responded by sending five patrol cars
to the area and Jacksonville Beach
and JSO each dispatched 25 cars.
Bingham said JSO was delayed in,
arriving because the responding offi-
cers were part of the security detail in
place for President George Bush's visit
to the First Coast Tuesday.
"They came out en masse and
helped us out," Bingham said of JSO.
See RIOT, A-3>-

Two of the three finalists for the
head football coaching position at
Ponte Vedra High School are offen-
sive-minded coaches with an attrac-
tion to wide open offenses.
Mike Loyd of Ardmore (Okla.) High
and Angelo Desalvo of Passaic Valley
(N.J.) High both employ a ets.ion of
the shotgun spread offense' at their
respective schools.
The one-back, four-receiver forma-
tion is in vogue on high school
gridirons across the nation.
Nease High used a similar scheme
en route to three consecutive state
championship appearances from
"We're in the spread 90 percent of
the time," said Loyd in a phone inter-
view this week.

"And I still call plays."
A former NFL quarterback, Loyd, 51,
has led Ardmore to the state playoffs
eight years in a row and to the state
semifinals twice.
Desalvo, 38, who has been to the

Iour Nease High students
were winners is the recent
St. Johns All-County High
School Art Show displayed in
St. Augustine. See School
Briefs, B-8.

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Accotink Academy by the Sea students Lucy Rieger (from left) Delaney Davidson and Elena
Espenship try the driver's seat of a sports car Friday during a visit from Radical North America
race drivers. More photos, A-9.

Company's chief chided as

board OKs tree-like tower

The St. Johns County
Commission Tuesday approved
a cell tower that resembles a
tree for a site off Roscoe,
Boulevard, but not until the
commission chair chided the
tower company president.
"You know that you have put
me personally in a difficult
position," Chairman Tom
Manuel of Ponte Vedra Beach
told William Rand, president of
Verticality and a Ponte Vedra
Beach resident.
"You know the community is
upset," Manuel told Rand at
the commission's meeting in
St. Augustine.
Rand's federal lawsuit over
the commission's' rejection of
the tower in late 2006 was set-
tled last week, with only the
decision on the tower's appear-

ance to be made by commis-
sioners Tuesday.
Rand recommended
approval of the tower resem-
bling a flagpole over the one
resembling a tree, because, he
said, the former is "less notice-
able." That choice also was to
include a $35,000 payment to
the county for legal fees, and
Rand told commissioners "it's a
fiscally responsible thing for
the county to recoup some
Manuel quickly retorted,
reminding Rand that in a tele-
phone conversation Rand
offered to up the remittance to
$50,000 and to plant some
trees if the flagpole tower were
But Rand began to hedge,
saying the offer was for an
increase or trees, not both.
See TOWER, A-3 -

Schools' summer work weeks cut to 4 days to save money

The Panthers girls tennis team
is led by No. 1 singles player
Natalie Mayer (above) who
was vying for a title Monday
and Tuesday in Palatka. See
story and photos, B-1.

Public schools in Ponte Vedra Beach
and elsewhere in the St. Johns County
School District will switch to a four-day
work week for the summer to save
The shorter summer work week is the
only cost-cutting measure secured by
the district so far, although School
District officials continue to look at
other methods of saving money, said
Margie Davidson, spokesman for the

"Everything's on the table," Davidson
said Monday in a telephone interview.
"This is one of many cost-saving
measures that the district is considering
to deal with the anticipated budget
crunch," schools Superintendent Joseph
Joyner said in a news release.
The last day of school for students is
June 11, and beginning Monday, June
16, all schools and district offices will be
open Monday through Thursday, a min-
imum of 10 hours per day.
The new schedule will be in effect

until Monday, Aug. 11, when offices and
schools will revert back to regular five-
day schedules, except for the week of
July 4, when hours will be cut to eight.
'School begins Aug. 22.
"We are hopeful that closing down
our facilities for three consecutive days
will result in significant energy savings,"
Joyner said. "Every dollar saved from
utility costs during the summer is a dol-
lar that can be applied to operational
costs in 2008 to 2009."
Davidson said it is not known how

much money is likely to be saved
because the district has never before
gone to a short work week.
She said it hasn't been determined
what time offices and schools will open
and close during the summer, nor
whether schools will be given any lee-
way on start and stop times. Normal
summer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The district also is considering stop-
ping bus service to schools outside a stu-
dent's normal attendance zone as a pos-
sible way to cut costs.


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March 19, 2008

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Ditch the drugs correctly Registered to vote?

The Pharmaceutical recognize the value of getting determined that certain med- Are you sure?

Research and Manufacturers
of America (PhRMA) has
signed a formal agreement
with the U.S. Fish and
Service (USFWS) and the
American Pharmacists
Association (APhA) to help
protect the nation's fish and
aquatic resources from the
improper disposal of medica-
tion. The campaign dubbed
inform people on how to safe-
ly dispose of medicines in the
trash, and highlight the envi-
ronmental threat posed from
flushing medicines down the
"Trace amounts of chemical
compounds often associated
with medications have been
increasingly detected in our
waters, the very waters that
support our nation's fish and
other wildlife," said Gary
Frazer, Assistant Director of
Fisheries and Habitat
Conservation, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. "While uncer-
tainty still exists about the
impact of these chemicals,
USFWS, PhRMA and the APhA

in front of the issue by passing
along a few easy steps: don't
flush those medicines, crush
the medicines in a plastic bag,
add coffee-grounds, sawdust or
kitty-litter, seal the bag and put
it in the trash. In other words,
crush don't flush." Dr. John A.
Gans, Executive Vice President
and CEO of APhA, said
"Consumers and pharmacists
- should be aware that it is
important to take that extra
step to protect our families and
our natural resources."
APhA, PhRMA and the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service say
just three small steps can make
a huge difference:

1. DO NOT FLUSH unused
medications or POUR them
down a sink or drain.
Consumers were once advised
to flush their expired or
unused medications; however,
recent environmental impact
studies report that this could
be having an adverse impact
on the environment. While
the rule of thumb is not to
flush, the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has

ications'should be flushed due
to their abuse potential. Read
the instructions on your med-
ication and talk to your phar-

2. Dispose of Unused
Medication in Household
To protect children and pets:
Pour medication in a seal-
able plastic bag. If medication
is a solid (pill, liquid capsule,
etc.), crush it or add water to
dissolve it.
Add kitty litter, sawdust,
coffee grounds (or any materi-
al that mixes with the medica-
tion and makes it less appeal-
ing for pets or children to eat)
to the plastic bag.
Seal the plastic bag and put
it in the trash.
SRemove and destroy ALL
identifying personal informa-
tion (prescription label) from
the medication container.
3. Consult Your Pharmacist
with any questions or visit the
SMARxT Disposal website at:

e As of March 17, 2008 Duval County has 475,873 registered vot-
S. ers; down nearly 87,000 from Thursday, March 13, 2008. Nearly
87,000 voters have moved and not updated their voter registra-
S.tion information with the Supervisor of Elections office and have
* been placed in an inactive status. A voter is considered to be inac-
tive if the Supervisor of Elections office has received three or more
* pieces of returned, undeliverable mail from the United States Post
Office. Under state law, the Supervisor of Elections must conduct
a general registration list maintenance program to ensure accu-
* rate and current voter registration records in the statewide voter
registration system.
By alerting the public of the process, Elections Supervisor Jerry
* Holland said he hopes to eliminate voter confusion on Election
Day. The Supervisor of Elections office has mailed out forward-
Sable post cards over the last 12 months alerting voters that they
Need to update their current information in our system and pro-
viding them with a return postcard to do so. Local voters may
O also update their information by calling the supervisor's office,
completing an online Voter Registration Form indicating an
Address change or in person at the Supervisor of Elections office
* or branch office.

* Jax- great for spring allergies


UNF polls predict new pres

A new University of North
Florida poll shows that a
majority of Jacksonville resi-
dents would vote for Barack
Obama, if he were the
Democratic presidential can-
didate on the ticket running
against Republican John
The poll, conducted
between March'5 and"March
12, was conIdujted iat,,.the
Public Opinion Research
Laboratory at UNF and was
performed through the use of
Computer Assisted
Telephone Interviewing. The
survey includes telephone
interviews with 489 Duval
County adult residents.
Respondent age, gender, race
and education were weight-
ed. The margin of error for
the general population is +/-
4.4 percent.
Among the findings:
--Regardless of the
Presidential candidates, 96.4
percent of residents plan to
vote in the national election
this November.
--Forty-five percent of
Duval County residents
would give Hilliary Clinton a
slight lead over John
McCain, if she were the
Democratic candidate. Forty-
three percent said they would
vote for John McCain.
--Some 63 percent of
respondents voted in the
recent Florida primaries.
Among voters, 16.7 percent
voted for John McCain, with
Barack Obama coming out
ahead among Democratic
candidates at 22.5 percent.
--The majority of respon-
dents1-38 percent-get most
of their news about the
Presidential election from
cable television, while 1'7
percent get their news from
network television and 13
percent from the Internet.
--The economy took center
stage as the relevant issue
that has Jacksonville con-
cerned, with more than 47

Libraries close

for training day

this Thursday

All branches of the Duval
County Library will close for
staff development day
Thursday. All library locations
close for one day annually to
provide staff training, encour-
age team-building skills and
promote staff fellowship.
"After receiving additional
training and establishing a
renewed sense of team work,
the library staff will return to
their assigned locations better
able to serve the library's cus-
tomers," said library
spokesman Stacie Bucher.

percent choosing the econo-
my as the most important
issue in this election.
--Although most respon-
dents overwhelmingly chose
the economy as the most
important issue in this presi-
dential election, responses
ranged from the Iraq war to
poverty. Almost 20 percent
are concerned' about the Iraq
.!war, \ iinlr .11 2 percept,.are
concerned about health care.
--Overall, Duval County

residents reflect current 0
nationwide pessimism about ,
the way things are in
America today. A total of 0
almost 74 percent are dissat- O
isfied or very dissatisfied.
--Duval County residents *
had a bit more optimism
about conditions in the state 0
of Florida itself. Fifty-five per- ,
cent feel conditions in
Elorida will be worse a year
from now, while 31 percent
feel conditions will be better.

Spring is the beginning of
the dreaded spring allergy sea-
son for the 40 million
Americans that suffer from
indoor and outdoor allergies.
Jacksonville ranked 12th
among 100 cities as the worst
place to live with Spring aller-
gies, according to the 2007
Spring Allergy Capitals study
done through the Asthma and
Allergy Foundation of America.
Information also stated that
Jacksonville had worse than
average pollen scores.
In an article written by Dr. Ira
Finegold of St. Luke's-Roosevelt
Hospital Center in 2005, she
stated that trees are the primary
pollen producers and the far-
ther south you live, the earlier
allergy season begins. For First
Coast allergy sufferers, this
means a longer allergy season.
However, there is hope. Dr.
Finegold's article stated that
cleaning house can tremen-
dously reduce allergens and aid

in the fight against unwanted,
disruptive allergy symptoms.
Local Allergist Dr. Sudhir
Pabhu agrees that spring clean-
ing can help.
"Pets can bring pollen into
the home, it can be on your
clothes, your hair and pretty
much anywhere," said Dr.
Pabhu. "Cleaning your house is
just one of the many helpful.
measures you can take to help
with allergies."
One local professional clean-
ing and painting company,
Restore 24, focuses on spring
cleaning to assist homeowners
with spring cleaning to avoid
pollen woes.
"Whether you want to pres-
sure wash the pollen off the
exterior of your home to keep it
from getting tracked or blown
in, or wish tqo eliminate the dust
and allergens currently trapped
in your carpet or drapes, we can
help," said company president
Jason Sams.

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Sharks will play a lO-game slate Bowman no stranger to area

,- FOOTBALL, from A-1

New Jersey state semifinals
three times as a coach, has
utilized a four-receiver, no-
huddle offense the past four
years at Passaic Valley.
"We throw the ball as
much as 40 times a game,"
said Desalvo in a phone
interview last week.
"We like to spread things
Desalvo was a defensive
back at NCAA Division III
William Paterson (N.J.)
University, but served as an
offensive coordinator at
Riverdale (N.J.) High before
arriving at Passaic Valley in
Loyd, a backup quarter-
back for the St.- Louis
Cardinals in 1979 and 1980,
played in the Canadian
Football League and the
short-lived United States
Football League before
becoming a full-time high

school coach in the early
Loyd said he recruited
Florida as the head junior
college coach at
Northeastern Oklahoma
A&M, where he won a
national title in 1991.
"I still follow high school
football in Florida," said
Loyd, who was an offensive
coordinator at Vero Beach
High from 1982-83.
"Florida is a great football
area. I recruited there for six
Desalvo said Florida, in his
opinion, is "either first or
second in the nation in high
school football."
In addition to his varsity
football duties, Desalvo, a
father of two, found time to
coach his 8-year-old son's
Pop Warner teain last fall.
At Passaic Valley, located in
Little Falls, N.J., Desalvo

teaches American History
and Sports and American
Society, a social studies
course he designed.
Loyd is the athletic direc-
tor at Ardmore and the father
of two children, ages 8 and 6.
"I'm excited to be one of
the three finalists," said
"It would be exciting to
start a program from the
ground up."
Salisbury (Md.) University
offensive coordinator Doug
Fleetwood, 58, is the other
finalist. He. could not be
reached for comment.
Ponte Vedra High athletic
director Gene Baker plans to
announce the winning can-
didate as early as Thursday.
Baker recently lined up a
fifth home game for the
Sharks. To view the 10-game
football schedule, visit www-


Robert Champion (left) chats with Joan and David Swanson Monday at a party to boost mem-
bership in the Ponte Vedra Community Association. Champion, a PVCA board member, hosted
the party at his home on Ponte Vedra Boulevard for block captains in old Ponte Vedra. "My goal
is to get each block captain to bring in five to 10 members," Champion said at a board meeting
before the party. Current membership stands at about 600.

Police chase teens during 'riot'

' RIOT; fromA-1 .

Bingham said the students
involved in Tuesday's inci-
dent reportedly attended
Raines, Lee and First Coast
high schools. Other reports
said that some college-age
kids were also involved in the
Fire Chief Gary Frazier said
police officers were chasing
teens during the "riot" and
streets in the surrounding
area were cordoned off for
some time Tuesday afternoon.
Jacksonville Beach resident
David Smith, who lives near
the pier, said he observed
hundreds of students in the
pier parking lot when trouble
broke out.
"The lot was full. Most of
the kids were sitting on or
hanging out of their cars," he
said. "Apparently there was a
dispute with some of. the
groups that were out there."
At one point, Smith esti-
mated that 30 students sur-
rounded one officer during a
particularly hostile moment.
"I was thinking man, if
that was me, I'd be scared to
death," he said.
Bingham could not verify if
an attack was made on an
officer or what jurisdiction
was involved in that incident
but he said that tensions run
high during such situations.
"When a fight happens
everyone runs in to watch.
Then a few watchers become
participants," he said. Where
officers go in to break it up,
you never know who is going
to come up and hit you in the
back of the head or pull a gun
or a knife."
Bingham said one gun call
was reported on 1st Street
North but when officers
arrived there was no one in
the area.
Several witnesses at the
scene said they heard that
officers used tasers, but
Bingham said none were
Faye Cotner, who operates
the pier, said the pier
remained in operation during
the incident but the lot was
closed as police worked to
clear the crowds from the lot.
"It was just a bunch of
them being stupid. Everybody
and their brother started
fights up here," she said. "It
must be important if the chief
of police is out here. I didn't
know that Jax Beach had that
many cops."
Bingham noted that police
were not called until fights

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broke out, though there had
been large crowds of students
gathering for quite a while
beforehand, he said.

"When citizens see a large
group and it looks suspicious,
they need to call police,"
Bingham said.

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Capt. Aaron Bowman,
the new commanding
officer at Mayport
Naval Station, is no,stranger
to the Jacksonville area.
Of his nearly 25 years in the
Navy, Bowman has spent 14
of them in Jacksonville. A for-
mer aviator with more than
300 carrier landings,
Bowman's first fleet assign-
ment was as an A-7 Corsair
pilot at Cecil Field in 1985.
"I wanted to be on the East
Coast and I wanted to fly an
A-7 because it was a single-
seat aircraft," Bowman, a
Knoxville, Tenn., native,
recalled in a phone interview
last week.
"Fortunately, I got what I
Bowman, who became
Mayport's CO last September,
is the guest speaker at
Thursday's monthly meeting
of the Mayport Council of the
Navy League of the U.S.
The 7 p.m. dinner meeting
is at Mayport's Ocean Breeze
Conference Center.
Founded in 1902, the Navy
League of the U.S. is a civil-
ian-based organization that
supports the sea services. The
Mayport Council is one of the
league's 265 chapters.
Bowman, 47, is the first jet
pilot to ever command NS
Mayport, the country's third-
largest naval base and a home
port to 22 surface ships and
six helicopter squadrons.
He was a program manager
and weapons specialist with
the Naval Air Systems
Command before being
appointed to his current shore
Before he transitioned into

U.S. NAVY photo
Capt: Aaron Bowman.
the "acquisition side of naval
aviation," Bowman was an
F/A-18 instructor pilot who
logged more than 2,300 acci-
dent-free hours during his
flight career.
He flew T-2 Buckeye trainer
jets and A-4 Skyhawks before
earning his wings in 1985. He
came to Jacksonville to fly the
A-7 attack jet, a forerunner to
the F/A-18, and to make his
first night carrier landings.
He was eventually assigned
to his first squadron, VA-72,
and deployed for his first car-
rier tour on the USS
After serving stints as an
instructor pilot, first with A-
7's and later with F/A-18's,
Bowman became a depart-
ment head with a strike fight-
er squadron aboard the carrier
USS Roosevelt.
Between graduating from
flight school and his first jet
training assignment in
Kingsville, Texas, Bowman
managed to squeeze in a wed-
ding to his high school sweet-
heart, Deborah.

"I had all of three days off
to get married before I repoit-
ed to Texas," Bowman
The couple have a son who
attends fourth grade at
Jacksonville Beach Elementary
"I'm a big Tennessee fan
and my wife is a University
of Tennessee grad, but our son
says he's a Gator because he
was born in Florida," said
Bowman, who was living in
Orange Park when his son was
born in 1998.
Two years earlier, Bowman
earned a master's in business
administration from Embry-
Riddle Aeronautical University
in Daytona Beach, graduating
with distinction.
"I wanted to see the busi-
ness side of naval aviation,"
said Bowman, who served as a
training and operations offi-
cer for Cecil Field-based VFA-
106, while attending night
school for an MBA.
When the Navy elected to
make former aviators such as
Bowman eligible for major
shore commands, Mayport
was in need of a replacement
for outgoing Capt. Charlie
King, who was scheduled to
When Bowman relieved
King last September in a
change-of-command ceremo-
ny, he snapped a streak of
consecutive Mayport com-
manders with ties to the heli-
copter community.
"I think I'm the first [jet
pilot to become a Mayport
CO]," said Bowman, whose
decorations include two
Meritorious Service Medals
and three Navy
Commendation Medals.

Camouflage cell tower approved

S TOWER, from A-1
"I didn't hear you correctly?"
Manuel chided. "I didn't hear
you say 'I'll give you $50,000'..
. and No. 2, I didn't hear you say
'We'll plant trees'?"
Manuel said he was irritated
that the final offer put the cell
tower back where it was first
proposed close to a TPC golf
course rather than closer to
Roscoe, which was part of an
agreement Manuel had bro-
kered during negotiations with
residents who had opposed the
tower, to- be buiilt 'at '276'^'N.
Roscoe Blvd.

Among those who opposed
were residents of Sawgrass
Players Club and representatives
of the TPC, as well as residents
of Roscoe Boulevard, saying the
tower would lower property val-
ues and would be unsightly.
After more exchanges, with
County Attorney Patrick
McCormack trying to interject
between Rand and Manuel,
Rand finally agreed that the
flagpole choice would include
' $50,000'for legal fees and up to
"$6,000 ior trees. .-. "
Then Manuel quickly shifted

gears, saying he prefers the
tower camouflaged as a pine
"I would have preferred the
site further back from the golf
.course" which "was acceptable
to Sawgrass and was acceptable
to the TPC and is no longer on
the table," Manuel said. "I'm
very upset."
Commissioners Cyndi
Stevenson and Ben Rich also
expressed their disfavor before
the commission -unanimously
.OK'd the pine tre.e-ooking

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March 19, 2008


The Leader's Opinion

State wrong to

sacrifice the arts

for PE mandate

Is physical education (PE) more important to a
child's education than band or a mastery of the arts?
That vrill be the decision facing legislators this
week. A proposal, PE bill SB 610, has been put forth
to mandate 225 minutes of PE each week for middle
school students (grades 6-8). The bill was to be heard
in the Senate K-12 Education Committee today,
Wednesday, at 9 a.m.
The PE requirement is being considered in these
health-conscious times and the program seems, at first
glance, laudable. It is flawed, however, as it another
case of state legislators attempting to act in loco par-
entis and passing on a mandate to the local level with-
out adequate funding.
Mandating PE without providing the funding to
allow schools to offer an additional period of teaching
time will likely mean the elimination of fine arts class-
es and other electives for many middle school stu-
dents on a six-period day, according to local educa-
tors. At Fletcher Middle School, which has six periods,
sixth graders -already required to take -a critical
thinking class and a health class would be unable
to meet the proposed PE requirement if they were in a
band or other elective, according to the band director.
Seventh and eighth graders would also find their par-
ticipation in the band limited.
Restricting participation in middle school band,
which has been shown to help a child develop mental
discipline and bolster academic performance, means
many children will not have the opportunity to learn
the basic skills and techniques required for student
success at the high school level. Children whose fam-
ilies have means may well afford private lessons, after
school hours. Other children will miss the joys and
learning opportunities of playing an instrument or
developing artistic talents if the band and art classes
are sacrificed to tether ball simply because the state
legislature says so.
Meaningful physical education with knowledgeable
instructors who can sow a lifetime love of activity has
tremendous value.
Some observers, including band directors through-
out the state, note correctly that this proposed state
mandate fails as certified PE teachers are not even
required by the bill. Too many of us can recall a PE
class that consisted of a teacher content simply to toss
out a few balls, blow a whistle and direct students to
"go play." To be sure, most of today's PE teachers do a
much better job of teaching fitness and health, but if
future mandated classes are not taught by dedicated
professionals, with appropriate credentials, then,.
requiring PE becomes an empty gesture.
When the state begins mandating school districts
provide specific times for PE, then it must also assume
responsibility for providing additional funding so that
physical education and other electives are not mutu-
ally exclusive.
Band parents throughout the state are banding
together and getting active to let their state represen-
tatives know that the governor's proposed PE mandate
creates a sour note.



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Letters to the editor:

Driver who ran over dog should step forward

To the editor:
Sunday afternoon around
2 p.m. on the corner of
Beach Avenue and 13th
Street in Atlantic Beach there
were a group of kids playing
ages 6-10 or so. One had his
small dog, white maybe
Lhaso Apso, out there with
him when a car drove up
. [It] looked as though the
dog seeing the car got scared
and froze, then the car just
drove over the dog, stopped
and drove away. A friend

and I were riding our bikes so
I saw this and tried desper-
ately to chase the car down.
As it drove slowly to a side
street, the driver saw me
chasing her and screaming
"you just ran over a dog,
stop" but she just kept trying
to elude me, crossing over to
SelVa Marina Drive then driv-
ing away.
Please ask this person to
come forward to, at the very
least, apologize: What they
should do is offer to pay the
vet bill or buy this heartbro-

ken boy and his family who
lost a pet of 7 years another
friend. This person should
be ashamed and publicly
announced. Please help! I
also filed a report with the
Atlantic Beach police who
went to speak to the neigh-
bors as the family took their
.beloved pet to the emer-
gency clinic but it was too

Judy Randolph
Jacksonville Beach

Band wants all members to make the trip to D.C.

To the editor:
The FHS Band enjoyed a
great week of success last
week with our fundraising
Starting the week off on a
goodl note; Monday night
the Atlantic Beach City
C Cofinission voted to cori-
tribute $3,000 towards our
trip fund. Thank you to
Mike Borno for his recom-
mendation and to the
Atlantic Beach City
Commission for their unani-
mous approval.
Harry's Seafood on Third
Street hosted a great Send the
Senators to D.C. spirit week,
March 10 -16. Many Beaches
residents came out to sup-
port the band by eating

lunch or dinner during the
week. The FHS jazz band fea-
turing our SUPERIOR- rated
jazz ensemble and our very
own band director, Mr.
Maerkl on.trumpet, played to
a standing room only crowd
on the patio Thursday
evening. $508 was raised
with "pass the hat" efforts
during the event. Many
thanks to FHS band Dad,
Brad Wheaton for his initia-
tive with this effort. Harry's
will contribute a percentage
of the week's profits to our
trip fund. Thank you
Together, our local busi-
nesses, governments, civic
organizations, beaches resi-
dents and FHS alumni are
making this D.C. dream a

reality for our band. Thank
you to all!
We are continuing to
actively seek contributions to
our trip fund to ensure that
all students are able to
For mQre information on
the Eletcher .HiighS, School
Bahndathe, Wasiington D.C..
National Independence Day
Parade and our fundraising
efforts, please visit
ba n d. o r g

Cihdy Bohn
DC Fundraising
FHS Band Boosters

Cutting marine science center would be a tragedy

To the editor:
My name is Barry Tyler
Greenwell 111. I live [in]
Mayport Village directly
across the street from the
Marine Science Education
This center is part of the
Duval County School
System. Living across the
street from the school has
given me a unique perspec-
tive on the day to day work-
ings and value of this
unique educational pro-
For those that don't know,
each year the center pro-
vides to all 5th graders in
Duval County a hands-on
experience to learn about
the the ocean and the sci-
ence of how it works and all
the creatures that live in it.
It covers every aspect of the
dynamics and workings of
our most important natural
. The reason I am writing
this letter is to alert the pub-
lic to the possibility that
this incredible program will
be cut as part of the deficit
left in the wake of Governor
Charlie Crist property tax
As if the 5th grade pro-
gram were not important

enough to save, the school
also boast one of the best
and most comprehensive
dropout prevention pro-
grams in the country. Its
success rate is second to
none, and the students that
have benefited from this
program have gone on to
become productive citizens
in their community rather
than burdens on society.
Now is not the time to be
cutting valuable programs
that bring so much untold
benefit to us, but rather to
rethink our ways of educa-
tion and retool the whole
process. In my opinion it
would be a tragedy of mon-
umental proportions to
allow such a great program
to be a victim of this ill
thought property tax snafu.
Now is not the time to be
demeaning the already cut
school curriculum but
rather coming together and
using creative and innova-
tive ideas to not only pre-
serve what we have but
make it better.
This is the time for all of
us to support the unsung
heroes that teach our chil-
dren, that give so much of
themselves for so little in
return. We should hang our

heads in shame if we allow
this tax nightmare to hurt
our teachers and children
alike. I encourage the school
board members and parents
to use new and innovative
ideas to come up with a
solution that will enhance,
not destroy this great pro-
gram.Now is the time to
stand tall and fight for our
children, for our future gen-
eration. It is time to reject
the notion that cutting
more is some how the
answer. In a world that is
increasingly competitive
and is outsourcing millions
of American jobs over seas,
we as a nation will not
stand as a shining light on a
hill but rather a dimly lit
candle in the wind if we
allow these cuts to erode
our already eroded educa-
tion system. We must use
the minds that God has
given us to correct this
shortfall and to regain the
trust and self respect that
we need to carry on in the
coming years. Our children
deserve better from us and
we must not fail them.

Barry Tyler Greenwell 111


Right of

access is


T his week we will recog-
nize Sunshine Week, a
national initiative that
champions the public's right
to know what its government .
is doing.
Sunshine Week has been
recognized nationally for sev-
eral years but was first
launched in Florida in 2002
by a group of journalists who .
were seeking to protect the
public's access to its govern-.
In Florida, every person has
been granted the
Constitutional right to
inspect or copy any public..
record with some exemptions,
and the Sunshine Law pro-.
vides a right of access to gov- :
ernment proceedings at both
the state and local -levels..
Without this access there is
little accountability, and
accountability is vital for
good government.
I am proud of the key role
the Attorney General's Office
plays in keeping Florida's gov-
ernment open to all
Floridians. My office is
charged with mediating dis-
putes involving access to pub-
-. lic records and. provides a
mediation program to that
effect. It is a resource which
can be requested by any mem-
ber of the public and was put
into action more than 75
times in 2007. The mediation
program involves an impartial
individual who encourages
and facilitates the resolution
of a dispute involving access .
to public records.
By allowing parties to
resolve issues in an informal
mediation process, we pre-
vent expensive and time-con-
suming litigation which is
often not an option for a citi-
zen who is merely trying to
hold his or her government
accountable and responsible
for its actions.
Often, the Attorney
General's Office is not con-
tacted by members of the
public, but instead by mem-
bers of the media who are
standing in for the rest of
Florida and holding our gov-
ernment to necessarily high
This is an admirable objec-
tive and should be facilitated
in every manner possible, and
my office will continue to
facilitate these resolutions in
a timely and service-oriented
manner. More information
about services related to open
records and open government
is available on my website,
I invite all Floridians, mem-
bers of the media and general
public alike, to visit this web-
site and learn about the tools
and resources my office pro-
vides to help hold Florida's
public servants to the stan-
dards which make them
deserving of recognition as
leaders in the nation.
Together, we can permit the
values which inspire Sunshine
Week to last the entire year.
McCollum is attorney gen-
eral for the state of Florida.

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More letters to the editor:

Don't use tax money to fight taxpayers
To the editor: Amendment in the first place.
I am morally outraged that We need the Taxpayer
Jacksonville's Mayor Peyton is Protection Amendment to pro-
using taxpayer money to pay a tect us from Mayor John
lobbyist to oppose the Peyton!
Taxpayer Protection If the Mayor wants to
Amendment. This amend- oppose the Taxpayer
ment, which if approved of by Protection Amendment, that's
the voters on the 2008 fine. He's a private citizens
November ballot, would and he may do as he pleases.
require that any new taxes or But to dip into taxpayer
fees first meet voter approval, money in an effort to subvert
The very idea of the Mayor the will of the people, I find to
using taxpayer dollars to pay be at the height of impropri-
lobbyists, to shoot down an ety. Mayor Peyton should be
amendment that would pre- ashamed of himself, I know I
vent his ability to continue to am.
tax the citizens unchecked, is a
perfect example of why we Jeff Hunt
need the Taxpayer Protection Jacksonville

Mickler Road and A1A, disaster in the making

To the editor:
Why do the St. John's County
commissioners wait until citi-
zens either die in automobile
accidents or scream for years in
order to rectify an unsafe county
road condition? A few years ago
I spoke on many occasions with
the past county commissioner
for Ponte Vedra Beach about the
unsafe conditions created by the
lack of a traffic signal at State
Route 210 and Landrum Lane.
Long after the creation of the
unsafe conditions with the
building of schools and the
YMCA on Landrum Lane a traf-
fic signal was finally installed at
the intersection. Before the
installation, the need of which
was obvious to all in the area, all
I received was excuse after
Now an even greater unsafe
condition is present at the inter-
section of Florida A1A and
Mickler Road. This intersection
needs a traffic signal in the worst
of ways. The line of traffic com-
ing off of Mickler Road is often
very long and the speed of traf-
fic coming up A1A exceeds the
speed limit by 20 miles per hour
at all times. Angry drivers in the
line get impatient as it is basical-
ly an obtuse left turn, difficult to
see in both directions with auto-
mobiles approaching the inter-
section in all four directions. I

have personally witnessed peo-
ple careening through the plaza
parking lot to the left of this
intersection at high speeds to
avoid waiting on the left turn
opportunity, as well as failing
even a hint of a stop at the north
entrance and exit from the plaza
located at the comer of A1A and
Mickler Road. I have taken that
route myself, though not at
excessive speed, because the
view of A1A in both directions is
clearer and you have only 2
directions to keep track of in
making the left turn safely.
The point of this is that .there
should be a traffic signal at this
intersection at the present time;
not at some time in the distant
future. These unsafe conditions
should not be allowed to con-
tinue for years as the State Route
210 and Landrum Lane condi-
tion was allowed to last. If rep-
resentatives of the county gov-
ernment want to verify the need
or veracity of this issue all they
need to do is visit the site any-
time in the morning or as
schools are letting out to get the
I hope it doesn't take years or
a few deaths in automobile acci-
dents to get this situation cor-
rected with a traffic signal.

Jim Walker
Ponte Vedra Beach

Column showed sense ofbigotry
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To the'editor .0'1 e. thejc oii rea. W are a
'Though wi.do not typically local company fi' at' has had
respond to [columns] in The business ties to Jacksonville
Beaches Leader, we felt com- Beach for over 25 years. We are
pelled to rebut the slander for great supporters of the city, the
which David Smith had Chamber of Commerce, the
brought forth in his March 12, Jacksonville Visitor's Bureau,
2008 column, the Tourist Development
Representing Shivam Council and numerous other
Properties, we felt it was neces- charity and not-for-profit
sary to make sure that the facts organizations in the area.
were laid out as opposed to his One of our owners was the
irrational thought processes. Jacksonville- Chamber of
Though we whole-heartedly Commerce's 2005 Small
agree that any variances for our Business Leader of the Year for
property should have passed for the entire Jacksonville area. We
our hotel project, we also under- also have a dedicated workforce
stand the necessity of following of approximately 70 people
through with the legal process. who have an extremely low rate
It is our understanding that of turnover and whom most
the City of Jacksonville Beach, have lived and grown up at the
as well as the Jacksonville Beach beach. With the addition of our
Planning Department encour- future properties, this number
aged our position and we did will jump to well over 100
everything we could to show employees.
our vested rights as well as our The notion that we are not
intent to better the area with even "from this COUNTRY"
the addition of a hotel on that was unnecessary and only
comer as opposed to an office demonstrates a sense of bigotry.
condo, however the judge did The owners of Shivam
not agree. Properties are all US citizens and
We have invested a lot of time though some were not born in
and money on this project and this country, our country stands'
are now in a position to forge on a foundation built solely
forward without appealing the from immigrants.
decisions that have been hand- It should not behoove the
ed down. paper to print such remarks that
Mr. Smith's column was well have not been substantiated by
written until a very unnecessary facts or research. I hope that
paragraph near the end. The Mr. Smith can understand
column suggested that Shivam where we are coming from and
Properties lacked any local con- recant his words and to afford
nection or interest, our company and the city of
Our company is family Jacksonville Beach the apology
owned and operated and repre- that is necessary.
sents four hotels in Jacksonville
Beach as well as numerous other Shawn LeNoble
hotels and business ventures in Shivam Properties

Way to go, Paul Gruenther
To the editor: He works
As a colleague, I support Paul's Habitat, buildir
efforts whole-heartedly. Getting fellow Realtors.
out and meeting the people is From organic
where it's at. for the home
Showing them you are willing the way f
to go the extra mile to win their Marketing, he's
business. Paul recently won the
Humanitarian award from his
fellow Realtors at NEFAR

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ng ramps with his

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less, to showing
or innovative

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died March
15, 2008 fol-
lowing a 31-
month battle
w i t h,
L a t e r a
Sclerosis (Lou
Gehrig's dis-
ease). She showed all who
knew her what love, courage
and faith truly are in the face
of obstacles. She moved to
South Ponte Vedra Beach in
2003 and loved both the area
and the people she came to
know there.
Born March 26, 1942 in
Shenandoah, Pa. to Clyde E.
Holman and Mary Berger
Holman, she is survived by
her husband of 25 years,
Carleton R. "'im" Cummings;
three sisters, Lynne Faust and
husband Harry of Hazelton,
Pa., Karen Matalavage and
husband Tony of Pittsburgh,
Pa. and Christine Wartman
and husband Paul of
Barnesville, Pa.; one brother,
Clyde Holman and wife
Christine of Barnesville, Pa.;
daughter, Karen G. Muscavage
and husband John of Stevens,
Pa.; son, William J. Bridgen Jr.
and wife Laura of Boston,
Mass.; stepdaughter, Lauren
Cummings of Carlisle, Pa.;
stepson, Carleton "Chip"
Cummings and wife Jennifer
of Richmond, Va.; six grand-
children, Shanna Muscavage,
Alexis Muscavage, Matthew
Cummings, Emily Cummings,
Scarlett Bridgen and Beau
Bridgen; as well as many
nieces, nephews, great-nieces
and great-nephews.
She worked many years as a
medical technician and was

active in churches in
Pennsylvania, California and
Florida as a Sunday School
teacher and superintendent,
choir member and praise team
member. While a member of
Benicia Lutheran Church in
California, she chaired various
fundraising activities.
After moving to South
Ponte Vedra, she was active in-
Christ Church at Serenata
Beach and was a volunteer at
St. Francis House in St.
Augustine. Mostly, however,
she will live in the hearts of
those who knew her as a lov-
ing, caring wife, mother, sister
and friend who was more
interested in helping others
than anything, the family
said. We were truly blessed to
have her among us, and our
memories of her will continue
to light up the room just as
she did during her life on
Services will be held in
Mahanoy City, Pa. following
cremation. In lieu of flowers,
the family asks that donations
be made to the ALS
Association (www.alsa.org or
through its national office at
ALS Association Development
Department, 27001 Agoura
Road, Suite 150, Calabasas
Hills, CA 91301) in memory of
Barbara H. "Bobbie"
Cummings. Throughout her
battle with ALS, she did every-
thing she could to help others
find a cure for the disease.
Craig Funeral Home,
Crematory and Memorial Park
in charge of arrangements.

James Christian "Jamie"
Dillon of Jacksonville Beach
died March 13, 2008 at
Northeast Florida Community
Hospice. He was born June 2,

Survivors include his former
wife, Marsha Likar; daughter,
Tara Dillon; sons, Matthew
Dillon and Shane Dillon;
brothers, Allen Dillon and
William Dillon (Sue); sisters,
Laura Shuman (Paul) and
Hollie Dillon (Steve Thomas);
niece, Elizabeth Dillon; and
nephews; Wade Dillon, Joshua
Dillon, Corey Shuman, Joseph
Shuman and Randy Shuman;
and granddaughter, Aralyn
Rae Dillon.
He served in the U.S. Marine
Corps in the late 1970s and
was a cook for many years at
Billy's Boat House in
Jacksonville Beach.
A memorial service will be
held at 3 p.m. March 22 at
First Christian Church of the
Beaches, 2125 Oceanfront,
Neptune Beach, the Rev. James
Collins officiating. A recep-
tion and wake will be held
after the service at Billy's Boat
House, 2321 Beach Blvd.
Arrangements by Eternity
Funeral Home.

Ann Burbick Harrison died
March 13, 2008 in the care of
Northeast Florida Community
Hospice. She was born
December 29, 1934 in East
Liverpool, Ohio, the daughter
of Donald H. Reed Sr. and
Elfreda Burbick Reed.
She graduated from
Johnstown (Pa.) High School
in 1952 and attended the
University of Florida, where
she met her husband, Murle
Harrison, in 1953. They were
married in 1954 and lived in
Ponte Vedra Beach for 44
She is survived by her hus-
band of 53 years, Murle;
daughter, Debbie Edwards

(John) of Clayton, Ga. and
New Haven, Conn.; son, Steve
Harrison (Debbie) of St.
Augustine, Fla.' and grand-
daughter; Susanna Harrison, a
senior at the Savannah
College of Art and Design in
Savannah, Ga.
She was a Girl Scouts leader,
avid tennis player, golfer and
camper. She and her husband
traveled throughout North
America in their motor home
during the last 10 years.
A celebration of her life was
held March 17 in Palms
Presbyterian Church,
Jacksonville Beach. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations
may be made to Northeast
Florida Community Hospice,
4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Alan B. Huellmantel, 97,
died March 1, 2008 at home
after a short illness. He was
born March 30, 1911 in
Traverse City, Mich. and
served in the U.S. Army in
SWorld War II.
He lived in Kalamazoo,
Mich. for 35 years and was
instrumental in bringing an
International Hockey League
franchise to Kalamazoo. He
was one of the original owners
of Wings Stadium and was
employed by the Upjohn
Company for 40 years. He
retired as a senior executive in
He moved to Ponte Vedra
Beach in 1980 and began 25
years of service to the
Jacksonville community. He
helped found Executive
Service Corp. and did volun-
teer consulting work for a

number of companies arid
non-profit organizations,
including the Spina Bifida
He was an active member
and speaker for the American
Marketing Association and
served as a board member and
interim director for the Hope
Haven Children's Clinic.
He made an educational
contribution to the College of
Business at. the University of
North Florida, where he
taught a'nd helped develop
their strategic 'management
program and co-authored one
of their business textbooks in
his later years.
He is survived by his wife of
65 years, Alma Hutto
Huellmantel; three children,
Judy Stevens of Ponte Vedra
Beach, John Huellmantel of
Greenville, S.C. and Dr. Alan
Huellmantel of Charleston,
S.C.; seven grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
He enjoyed playing golf and
frequenting the Beaches for
breakfast at Ellen's Kitchen
and McDonald's. He was a
wonderful person and will be
sorely missed.
A Memorial Mass to'honor
his life will be held at Our
Lady Star of the Sea at 1 p.m.
April 5. The family will receive
friends following the service
and issues a huge thank you to
the caring staff of Community
Donations may be made to
the charity of choice.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Marion L. "Sis" Jones, 85, of
Jacksonville Beach died March
13, 2008.
She was predeceased by her

husband, Ralph E. Jones. She
is survived by her daughter,
Marion L. Burns; grandchil-
dren, Jeffrey (Rebecca)
Radosevich and Lisa (Marque)
Woods; great-grandchildren,
Camryn Woods and Brooke
Radosevich; and sister, Edna
M. Kleber.
Family and friends were
received March 17 at the-Gene
H. Corl Inc. Funeral Chapel
and Cremation Center of
Monroeville, Pa. The visita-
tion was followed by a funeral

Ted Latimer, 92, of
Jacksonville died March 14,
2008 at his home. He was
born December 5, 1915 in
Bronx, N.Y. to Hyman and
Jenny Wladimer.
He was a member of the
B'nai Brith, Lions Club and
many other civic and Jewish
organizations. He received the
Governor's award for volun-
teer work in Deerfield Beach.
Family members include his
wife of 71 years, Martha; son,
Steve Latimer of Bloomfield,
N.J.; daughters, Leslie (Steve)
Goldstein of Jacksonville and
Phyllis (Dave) Anchel of
Jacksonville; nine grandchil-
dren and 23 great-grandchil-
A funeral service was held
March 16 in Beth Shalom
Congregation, with Rabbi
Sandberg officiating, followed
by interment in Beaches
Memorial Park, Atlantic
Beach. The family was to sit
Shiva at the, home of Leslie
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the River
Garden Hebrew Home.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

FHS '78

to reunite
The Fletcher High School
Class of 1978 will hold its 30-
year reunion on July 25-26.
The gathering will begin at 7
p.m. Friday with a cocktail party
at Brewster's on Beach
Boulevard, featuring a live band,
refreshments and a cash bar.
Brewster's, owned by classmate
Bruce Cataldo, will be open to
the class for the evening.
On Saturday, classmates will
gather at the oceanfront
Atlantic room in the Comfort
Inn at Jacksonville Beach. An
old fashioned, seaside cookout
will be held beginning at 4 p.m.,
featuring hamburgers and hot
dogs. A cash bar will also be
Pre-registration is needed for
the cookout and reservations
may be made by sending $20
per person/$35 a couple.
Classmates may bring family,
but advance payment is
required. Send registration to
Donna Jones Poucher at 7801
Point Meadows Dr., #5208,
Jacksonville, FI. 32256; checks
should be made payable to
Fletcher Reunion 78.
For information call Debra
Jones at 904 472-7377 or Donna
Jones Poucher at 904 504-4020.
Email may be sent to Debra at
gagirllll50@yahoo.com or to
Donna at
Information is also available
at classmates.com, myspace and

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Join the friendly believers-by-the-sea for a special sunrise service on the
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7:00 AM
9:00 AM

Sunrise Service on the beach
Traditional Service in the Sanctuary

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March 19, 2008


Town Center Agency reluctant

to cede control on art project

The Town Center Agency is hesitant to yield
on certain criteria for a proposed art project,
including maintenance responsibilities and the
selection process.
The agency has proposed an art project that
would be situated between two Beach cities, but
said that it does not want to be responsible for
maintenance and wants to use its own jury to
select the best artwork.
The Neptune Beach City Council Monday
engaged in a lengthy discussion with Town
Center Agency representatives, trying to estab-
lish a compromise for a public art project that
would be displayed in the roundabout border-
ing both Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach.
Councilor John Weldon asked agency repre-
sentatives if they could refine their formula to
allow the Council more options to vote on -
rather than voting on one final piece of art after
a team of expert jurors makes its selections.
"Both councils are concerned about turning
over such a substantial decision to a board,"
Weldon said.
Suggestions included having the judges rank
the art or the judges could select the best three
pieces of art and bring those to the Council for
Some councilors were concerned that the city
will bear the blame if they decide to vote against
a single piece of art after the agency has gone
through the process.
"We're willing to roll the dice on that," said

Town Center Board member Michael Dunlap.
"I think we can sell it."
The agency also said that while it is willing to
pay the costs for the project, it does not want to
be responsible for its maintenance which was
a term of a proposed resolution to support the
Because the project will come to a standstill if
both Neptune Beach and Atlantic Beach do not
pass resolutions supporting the artwork and its
placement, according to the agency, the
Council agreed not to address the maintenance
responsibility yet so that the project can move
forward. However, the Council will re-visit the
issue "after the process unfolds."
Councilor Eric Pardee also pointed out that
the city passed a public art ordinance in
November and the agency must follow the
processes outlined in the ordinance for the art
to get approved.
He also emphasized that public input to the
Council is an important part of the ordinance.
"We're the ones responsible for that public
input," he said.
The agency did agree to expand the competi-
tion to include any type of art at the request of
the Council.
One Ocean, a luxury resort hotel that will
open in April, has volunteered to landscape the
roundabout as a "gesture of community good-
will" and has pledged to work with both cities if
public art is approved, according to a letter from
the company.
The Council will vote on the resolutioii at the
next meeting.

Celebrating the opening of the Plantation's 4,200-square-foot, $870,000 Golf Shop and Cart Barn
Saturday are Carey Elam (from left); Bob Rowe; Bob Carithers, president of the 2007 Board of
Directors; Bobbie Schofield, president of the 2006 Board of Directors and Rick Davis, current
president. The cart barn can house up to 36 golf carts. Next to be completed is the $6 renovation
of the Plantation Club House, scheduled to reopen in October.

More traffic signals are not the solution

to improving pedestrian safety, NB says

Adding more traffic signals
to A1A is not necessary to
achieve a safe pedestrian cor-
ridor in Neptune Beach,
according to officials.
The Neptune Beach City
Council Monday outlined a
plan to beef up pedestrian
safety along Third Street and
Penman Road following
ongoing discussions about
how to improve pedestrian
safety in the area.
Some of the safety prob-
lems on both roads include "a
limited number of traffic
light intersections for pedes-
trians to cross; signalization
that does not stop traffic for
pedestrians; poor timing of
light for pedestrians to cross;
and crosswalks that don't
stand out", according to a
staff report.
Originally, the plan called
for additional traffic signals
along Third Street, but the
council Monday agreed that
more signals were not neces-
"We don't want to take it to
the extreme by putting
another traffic signal out,"
said Councilor Eric Pardee,
who was concerned that
adding another light could
potentially cause more traffic
congestion on Third Street.
He also said drivers seeking
an alternate route could, in
turn, clog Penman Road.
The city's goals are to
implement new crosswalks
and encourage the Florida
Department of
Transportation (FDOT) and
the city of Jacksonville to
enhance pedestrian safety
through traffic signalization
on their roads in Neptune
Beach as well.
The plan establishes and
defines a "pedestrian safety
corridor" as "the plan
enhancement and implemen-
tation of safety considera-
tions for pedestrians in an

area that vehicle traffic pres- safety," according to the
ents a danger to pedestrian report.



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Four Points by Sheraton, a three-story hotel with meeting and restaurant space, will be con-
structed at Beach Boulevard and A1A in Jacksonville Beach. The property was originally zoned
for an office condominium.

Hotel at Beach & 3rd gets approval

Vacant property at Beach Boulevard and A1A
can be developed into a hotel as long as the plans
comply with the 35-height restriction in
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Four Points by Sheraton will include a total of
80 hotel rooms, meeting rooms, a small restau-
rant and 109 parking spaces as proposed.
Developers with Shivam Properties were origi-
nally permitted to build a 50-foot office condo-
minium on the site before the market for such a
development softened.
"I know they valiantly tried to market it as an
office condo but for reasons we are all familiar
with it was not successful," Planning and
Development Director Steve Lindorff said
The city's Community Redevelopment Agency
Monday voted unanimously to allow the change
in use and praised the development team for their
"You've done a great job with what you have to
work with," CRA member Grady Kearsey said.
Lindorff said an attempt by the developers to
amend the redevelopment zoning designation to
include a hotel use was denied by the city's plan-
ning staff because it was not part of the initial
"I had to make the decision as planning direc-
tor that they had to seek passage from the courts,"
he said. "They are back before the agency because
of the lack of one word that word being hotel."
The developers asked the courts to allow a 50-
foot hotel at the site, but a circuit court judge
ruled for the city and said a hotel taller than the
city's height limit was not permitted.
"The judge said they had to right to build what

they asked for [an office condominium]," Lindorff
said, noting that the original project could exceed
the height limit because it was permitted prior to
the referendum. "If they want to do otherwise
-they are subject to 35 feet."
To deal with the loss in height, architect Bill
Ebert of the firm Ebert, Norman and Brady said
the project will "go down instead of going up" to
maximize the buildable square footage.
"In order to make the project feasible with
enough rooms, we will go down a level," Ebert
said. "It will be difficult to do with the water and
the concrete."
Ebert said the plans were modified to lessen the
amount of meeting space and add two more
rooms in the comers of the third floor.
The building will be constructed using the orig-
inal footprint and the exterior design approved
for the former office condominium project.
A swimming pool and courtyard yard will be
included in the second floor amenities to afford
guests an affable interior view.
"In effect we hollowed out the floor at the cen-
ter of the building and carved out a section facing
south," Ebert said. "Guests that don't have views
of the ocean will have a view of the courtyard."
Ebert said the developers had no intention of
appealing the court's decision to gain approval for
a 50-foot project.
"That's dead. We are staying at 35 feet," he said.
Agency member Terry Simmons said the height
restriction is to blame for the current trend in flat
building construction in the city because there is
no allowance for sloped roofs or any other
architectural embellishments.
"It is too bad that there is no relief for that,"
he said. "There is no slope in the city."

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Grand theft of a motor vehi-
cle was reported March 16 in
the 600 block of 7th Avenue
South. A green 1998 Jeep
Wrangler valued at $15,000
was parked in front of a house
party at 1:30 a.m. when it was
stolen by an unknown sus-
pect. The victim, who bor-
rowed the vehicle from his
father, went to retrieve some-
thing and discovered the vehi-
cle was missing. Witnesses
told the victim that the car
had just left the area at a high
rate of speed just minutes ear-
lier. A spare key was in the
glove compartment.

Felony criminal mischief
was reported March 16 in the
1800 block of Ocean Pond
Drive. An unknown suspect
threw a brick through a win-
dow of the house. The victim
told police that he went out-
side to survey the damage and
observed that the suspects also
poured acid on the hood of his
vehicle. The acid was still
smoldering and ate through
the paint,according to a
report. Damage to the vehicle
was $600. The cost to repair
the window was estimated at
$400, police said.
* *
Battery was reported March
16 in the 800 block of 2nd
Street North. The victim
sought treatment at the emer-
gency room after he was
punched in the eye by an

Appointments are now nec-
essary for legal aid services at
the Beaches Resource Center.
The free service, which used
to be available on a walk-in
basis, requires an appoint-
ment and can only accommo-
date four people per week.
The changes are due to an
increased demand, according
to Candice Ster, case manager,
at the center.
Legal Aid services are avail-

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The Jacksonville Beach
Police Department will
sponsor its tenth "Youth
Police Academy" beginning
on April 5.
- The academy is open to
all youths 8 to 12 years of
age. The academy will con-
sist of six sessions, running
from 9:30 a.m. to noon on
Saturday mornings. The
class, will conclude with a
graduation ceremony on
May 17.
Participants will be learn-
ing and performing a multi-
tude of police functions in a
controlled atmosphere.
The Youth Police Academy
will focus on "hands on"
activities. The class is
offered free of charge. Each
young person will receive a
free tee-shirt, hat, class
photo, and various hand-
outs describing police oper-
ations. Applications can be
picked up at the
Jacksonville Beach Police
Department. Applications
will be accepted until April
1 or until the class is full
Topics to be addressed in
the Academy include:
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911 / Communications
Detective / Criminal
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Defensive Tactics
Anyone interested in
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event should contact
Detective Sergeant Mark
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unruly guest at his residence.
Police said in a report that the
man had people at his house
and at 1 a.m. was ready to go
to bed. The suspect refused the
victim's request to leave and
became angry because he
wanted to stay and drink. He
punched the victim in the face
and knocked him uncon-
* *
Grand theft was reported
March 16 in the 1700 block of
The Greens Way. A credit card
and $300 in cash were stolen
from the victim's room.
* *
Brian D. Milotte, 21, of
Jacksonville was arrested
March 7 and charged with
grand theft of a motor vehicle
in the 400 block of 1st Street
North, according to a police
report. Milotte was observed
by police leaving a bar with
two friends and all appeared
highly intoxicated, the report
said. Officers told the men to
find another way home and
gave them the number to a
cab company. Police observed
Milotte and one of the other
men walk back to the vehicle
and try and leave. A traffic
stop was initiated and dis-
patch informed the officer
that the car was reported
* *
Auto burglary was reported
March 7 in the 3300 block of
Pintail Drive North. A GPS sys-
tem and a radar detector with a

able on Wednesdays at the
Beaches Resource Center, 700
Seagate Ave., from 9 a.m.
until 10 a.m., according to
To schedule an appoint-
ment at the center, contact
Cynthia Johnson at 356-8371
ext. 307 or for general infor-
mation call the main number
at 356-8371.
For emergencies, contact
Legal Aid's main office ona
Monday or Thursday between
8:30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.

combined value of $350 were
stolen from a vehicle. The dri-
ver's side window by an
unknown suspect to gain
* *
Fraud was reported March 14
in the 600 block of Patricia
Lane. Several unauthorized
charges totalling $9,208.94
appeared on the victim's bank
statements over a period of
* *
Elizabeth T. Wyman, 42, of
Tallahassee was arrested March
13 and charged with a warrant
for obtaining property with
worthless checks in the 500
block of 1st Street North,
according to a police report.

Burglary to a residence was
reported on March 13 in the
100 block of Cuello Court,
according to a police report.
Several items were stolen from
the victim's residence, accord-
ing to the report.
* *
Grand theft was reported on
March 12 in the 200 block of
Deer Haven Drive, according
to a police report. The vic-
tim's boat was missing from
his dock, according to the
* *
An informational report was
filed on March 11 in the 70
block of Dolphin Boulevard,
according to, a police report.
The victim was hit in the eye
with a projectile from a BB
gun or Airsoft, according to
the report.
* *
Domestic violence was
reported on March 11 in the
500 block of Rutile Drive,
according to a police report.

Andre Christopher Quinton,
51, was arrested for burglary,
possession of burglary tools, a
misdemeanor charge of loiter-
ing or prowling and a misde-
meanor charge of resisting an
officer without violence on
March 12 in the 1500 block of
Selva Marina Drive, according
to a police report.
* *
Burglary toa.,residence was
reported in the 1400 block of:
Selva Marina Drive, according

to a police report.
* *
A 17-year-old female was
arrested for Aggravated
domestic battery on March 14
in the 1500 block of Richard
Lane, according to a police
* *
Phillip Hung Vo, 28, was
arrested for aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon and a
misdemeanor charge of dis-
turbing the peace on March 12
in the 400 block of Mako
Drive, according to a police
* *
Saleem Elliot Amir, 22, was
arrested for possession of more
than 20 grams of cannabis and
a misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
on March 13 in the 13700
block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report.

Several reports of vandalism
were filed on March 14 in the
"core city" of Atlantic Beach,
according to a police report.
Multiple vehicle windows
were "shot out" with what
appeared to be a BB gun,
according to reports.

Burglary was reported on
March 15 in the 1100 block of
Seagate Avenue, according to a
police report. The victim's
bedroom was ransacked and
several items were missing,
including $100 in change,
$700 worth of new clothes
and shoes and a $1,700
mechanic's vehicle scanner,
according to the report.
* *
Burglary was reported on
March 15 in the 200 block of
North Street,. according to a
police report. The victim's
laptop computer, wallet and
some pieces of jewelry were
kissing, according to the
* *
Grand theft was reported on
March 13 in the 2000 block of
the ocean front, accordingto a
police report.
* *
Joshua S. White, 32, was
arrested for burglary on March
13.v in the 1100 block of
: Seagate Avenue, according to a
police report.



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A teacher at Bartram Trail
High School in Northwest St.
Johns County was arrested
Monday after county and state
investigators found 66 mari-
juana plants in a residence,
deputies said.
Robert Jeremy Krug, 29, who
teaches art, was arrested and
charged with cultivation of
marijuana, maintaining a drug
dwelling and possession of
drug paraphernalia, according
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County Sheriff's Office.
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arrested the suspect who was
identified as Robert Jeremy
Krug, 29, 1001 Lee St. follow-
ing the execution of a search
The arrest came after a
search warrant was executed,
police said. The investigation
began about six weeks ago
when Florida Department of
Law Enforcement.agents
received information concern-
ing an indoor grow operation
at the residence, deputies said.
Detectives found an elabo-

rate grow operation along with
66 marijuana plants and a
pound of processed marijuana
that was seized. Also seized
was $6,000 in cash. The street
value of the marijuana is esti-
mated at more than $70,000.
Krug has been with the St.
Johns County School District
for six years. After one year at
Switzerland Pointe Middle
School in Northwest St. Johns,
he moved to Bartram, where
he has taught since, according
to School District spokes-
woman Margie Davidson.
Davidson said Krug has been
suspended with pay pending
the outcome of a district inves-

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March 16 in the 300 block of
Third Street, according to a
police report.
The victim was making a
deposit at a bank at approxi-
mately 6:32 a.m. and a black
male, wearing a gray hoodie
and black pants ran toward her
with a.silver knife, according to
tle report.
The victim told police the sus-

pect yelled "don't put the
money in" and waived the knife
at her, according to the report.
The victim dropped the deposit
and the suspect retrieved it and
ran south, according to the
A witness saw the suspect run
away and then saw a white or
cream-colored Honda Civic exit
a nearby church parking lot,
according to the report.

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Little children and one big toy

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Preschoolers at Accotink Academy in Ponte Vedra Beach listen Friday as Stephen Cazpiga from the Radical North America
Racing Team talks about one of the team's race cars. At right is teacher Ginny Fontana, who is assisted by LeeAnne Davenport
(holding camera) as two mothers listen.

photos by CHUCK ADAMS
Finley Gifford (above) reacts to the sounds and smell of a go-
kart as it circles a loop behind Accotink Academy on Canal
Boulevard Friday. At right, Sydney Rodriguez tries on one of the
racing team's helmets and practices her driving skills.

Iranian celebration set

for YACA event in PV

Benjamin Smith, assistant
professor at the University of
Florida and author of a book
about oil politics in Iran, will
speak at a celebration of the
Iranian New Year tonight in
Ponte Vedra Beach.
The celebration is the latest
offering of a new organization,
Young Advocates for Cultural
Awareness (YACA), a young
professional's arm of the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra
The event is scheduled 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cultural
Center, 50 Executive Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach. Admission
is free for YACA members and
$25 for others.
The evening also will feature
Iranian food, belly dancing by
Liylo and a display of artwork
by Iranian-born local artist
Reza Djahanshahi.
The event is designed to
inform visitors about the
activities that occur during a
traditional Persian New Year
Smith is expected to discuss

Iranian foreign relations and
the politics of oil, a focus of
his book published in 2007 by
Cornell University Press, Hard
Times in the Land of Plenty:
Oil Politics in Iran and
YACA, designed for ages 22
to 40, was formed recently to
allow members and their
friends, colleagues, and family
members to expand awareness
of the arts through social and
educational activities and
That awareness will help
expand cultural diversity, busi-
ness acumen, and community
fellowship, according to
YACA members have a dual
membership with the World
Affairs Council Jacksonville,
which partnered with the
Cultural Center to form YACA.
YACA membership is $100,
$50 for those who already are
members of the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.
To RSVP for this evening's
event, call Julie Price at 280-
0614, ext. 205.

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Liylo (above) will perform today at the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach during a celebration of the Iranian New Year.

Spink's cooking inspired by travels to 8 countries

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Isobel Spink has a collection of containers and measuring cups, some shown in this photo, used in
markets in Asia.

After living in eight countries in addition
to the U.S., Isobel Spink has had the oppor-
tunity to learn firsthand about different
cuisines around the world.
The Ponte Vedra Beach resident says she
prefers ethnic foods and frequently chooses
to serve these when entertaining.
A native of Richmond, Va., Spink was
always interested in cooking. As children,
she and her sisters baked angel food cakes
which they sold door to door to raise
money for their Lenten mite boxes. During
the summer, their mother kept them busy
with activities including attending French
cooking school.
Spink and her husband, Shep, formerly
an executive with CitiBank, have lived in
Ponte Vedra since 1989. They have two
grown children. Prior to coming to Ponte
Vedra, the couple lived in the Philippines,
India, Nigeria, South Africa, Zaire,
Australia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
In most of these countries, the family
had the services of a local cook skilled in
their own country's cuisine. The cooks were
also often familiar with the dishes preferred
by their previous employers from their own
home countries.
Spink learned from many of her cooks
the authentic way to prepare dishes, such
as poncit from the Philippines, stir-fry from
China, Pavlova from Australia, satay from
Indonesia, curry from India, and chicken
dishes from Africa.
Her shopping excursions in the local
food markets in the countries where they
lived were adventures that often began at
6:30 a.m. before the heat of the day
became oppressive. The beautiful and color-

ful fruits,vegetables, and exotic spices in
the market were appealing. However, it was
necessary to know in what countries the
produce had to be washed with a Chlorox
and water solution before using, said Spink.
Earlier this year, Spink hosted a dinner
party and served Burmese Chicken Curry as
the main course. The recipe is from "The
Australian Curry-Lovers Cookbook" by her
friends Margaret Taylor and Chris Lamb.
According to Spink, the authors are the
wives of two banking executives who lived
in Asia and were well known for their
excellent curries.
Curries are popular dishes in India and
surrounding countries. In India the hottest
curries are generally from the southern part
of the country and cooler curries are more.
typical of the north. Many Indians are veg-
etarians and vegetable curries are common
along with meat, seafood, and poultry cur-
ries, Spink said.
Indian cooks mix their own curry pow-
ders and pastes often by grinding a combi-
nation of whole seeds and spices. A short
list of some of these ingredients include
black peppercorns, cardamom, coriander,
cumin, mustard seeds, turmeric, garlic, gin-
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Melisa Renee Hicks of
Evans, Ga., and Andy David
McNair Jr. of Augusta, Ga.,
were'married Saturday, March
8, at the Belair Conference
Center in Augusta.
The Rev. Kelly Hamilton
performed the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Deborah Hicks of Jacksonville
and Neil Hicks of Parker,
Colo. She is employed as a
senior implementation ana-
lyst at CitiStreet.
The groom is the son of
Marlene Karr and Andy David

Talks and Tea
Especially for Seniors Talks
& Tea will be held starting at
1:30 p.m. March 19 and
March 20 at the Cummer
Museum. Focus will be on
the museum's "Ernest
Hemingway and Walker
Evans: Three Weeks in Cuba,
1933" exhibit. There will be
seated gallery talks, with
receptions following. Seating
is limited, and pre-registra-
tion is required. The cost to
members and non-members
is $6. Call 904-355-0630 to

Players Offerings
It's Craft Class every
Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at
The Players Community
Senior Center, 175 Landrum
Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach.
Participants can learn to
make unique hand-crafted
items for free. Celebrate
Easter early from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. March 20 at The
Players, where an Easter
party will be held. That day
also, Kam Durham of Baptist
Medical Center Beaches pres-
ents Pet Therapy from 11-
11:30 a.m., and Oprah's
Book Club meets from 6:30-
7:30 p.m. For information or
reservations, call 280-3233.

COA Film Festival
Films are being offered at
the Coastal Community
Center, 180 Marine St., St.
Augustine. Movies are shown
on wide screen, with cap-.
tioning courtesy of the St.
Johns Cultural Council. The
March 20 feature is the
"Bourne Ultimatum." The
evening runs from 4:30-7:30
p.m, when $10 per person
includes dinner and bever-
ages. Call 904-209-3700 for

March Monday Movie
Matinee Madness
Every Monday, the
Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center serves pop-
corn, candy and a soda for
$2 to go along with Monday
Movie Matinee Madness. The
March 24 movie is
"Enchanted." Call 270-1688
for information.

Coastal Travel Club
The Players Community
Senior Center and the St.
Johns County Council orn

McNair Sr, both of Augusta.
He is employed as assistant
maintenance director at First
Baptist Church of Augusta.
Teresa Rowland was the
maid of honor. Nicole
Norman, Marine Lea Thomas,
and Janet Akeman were the
bride's attendants.
Dwight Akeman was the
best man. Charles Thomas,
Michael Hardy and Sean
Hicks were groomsmen. After
a honeymoon to New Orleans
and Memphis, the couple will
reside in Evans, Ga.

Aging Coastal Travel Club
host a special presentation at
11 a.m. March 26 by Collette
Tours that highlights
Australia and New Zealand,
as well as London and Paris.
The program will be held in
the senior center's dining
room. For information, call
209-3645 or 209-3644.

Computer Classes
Computer classes at the
Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center start April 1.
"Creating Web Pages" is
offered from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
through April 15.
Participants will learn to
design and build their own
web page from the ground
up. "Power Point" is also
offered Tuesday and
Thursday from 1-3p.m.
Photographs can be loaded
and put to music, or profes-
sional presentations for clubs
and organizations can be
made. "Digital Cameras" is
offered from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
on Wednesday April 2-16.
"Ebay" is offered from 2-4
p.m. on Wednesdays over
the same dates. Registration
is necessary for all computer
classes as seating is limited.
Call 270-1688 to reserve a

Take Me Out to the
The Neptune Beach Senior
Activity Center has tickets
for Opening Day with the
Jacksonville Suns, who host
West Tennessee Diamond
April 3. Charter transporta-
tion and an all-you-can-eat
hamburgers, hot dogs, baked
beans and cole slaw, along
with sodas, tailgate party are
part of fhe game-day festivi-
'ties. Call 270-1688 for infor-

Income Tax Assistance
*The Neptune Beach
Senior Activity Center, 2004
Forest Avenue, in coopera-
tion with AARP Tax-Aide,
offers free tax-filing help for
middle- and low-income
adults, with special attention
to those 60 and older. The
assistance is offered from 12-
4 p.m. every Friday through
April 11.Each filer is required
to bring current tax forms,
copies of all W-2s, 1099

photo submitted
ABOVE: Oceanside Bank employees participated in the "2008
Bowl-a-Rama," presented by The Jacksonville Beaches Lion's
Club, March 2nd. The Lion's Club gives back to the community
through volunteer efforts and Oceanside Bank is privileged to
work with such an honorable organization. All proceeds from
this year's event will go towards assisting the visually impaired.


Army National Guard
Spec. Daniel T. Hernandez
has been mobilized and acti-
vated for a future deployment
to an undisclosed overseas
location in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Hernandez, a military
police with one year of mili-
tary service, is regularly
assigned to the 320th
Military Police Company, St.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is
the official name given to
military operations involving
members of the U.S. armed
forces and coalition forces
participating in efforts to free
and secure Iraq. Mission
objectives focus on force pro-
tection, peacekeeping, stabi-
lization, security and count-
er-insurgency operations as
the Iraqi transitional govern-
ing bodies assume full sover-
eign powers to govern the
peoples of Iraq.
Members from all branches
of the U.S. military and
iiulfinational forces are also
assisting in rebuilding Iraq's
economic and governmental-
infrastructure, and training
and preparing Iraqi military

and security forces to assume
full authority and responsi-
bility in defending and pre-
serving Iraq's sovereignty and
independence as a democra-
He is the son of Pedro
Hernandez and Maria
Hernandez of Natures Isle of
Ponte Vedra, Fla.
The specialist is a 2005
graduate of Neuse High
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Army Reserve Pfc. James
M. Hyun has graduated from
basic infantry training at Fort
Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier received
training in drill and cere-
monies, weapons, map read-
ing, tactics, military courtesy,
military justice, physical fit-
ness, first aid, and Army his-
tory, core values and tradi-
Hyun is the son of Kevin
Hyun of Jacksonville, and
brother of Patrica Hyun of
Jacksonville Beach.
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Recipes: Tikka Kebab

Cont. from A-9
and cinnamon.
Curries are served with rice
and different types of Indian
breads. An assortment of of
other condiments accompa-
ny the main dish. Everyone
at the meal adds these to
taste to their own plateful of
Some of these might be
sliced bananas, sliced cucum-
bers, coconut, chopped
peanuts, chillies, mint
leaves, chopped egg, chut-
ney, tomatoes, raisins, and
yogurt. The different accom-
paniments can be used to
cool down the taste of a hot
and spicy curry or to add
heat to a milder curry.
Tikka Kabab is another
Indian recipe that is one of
Spink's favorites and is easier
to prepare than most curries,
she said. The cubed lamb in
this dish is marinated for at
least a day before grilling
until dark brown.

The following are recipes for
two Asian dishes that Isobel
Spink enjoys preparing.

Burmese Chicken Curry

3 lbs.. chicken, boneless
and skinless thighs and
1 cup coconut milk
one-half cup cream
one-half cup yogurt
one-half cup oil
1 T salt (or salt to taste)
1 large onion
one-half cup almonds
one-quarter cup sultanas
2 tsp. cinnamon
10 cloves
8 cardamon seeds
4 cm. piece of ginger root,
7 cloves of garlic
2 tsp. cumin
one and one-half T poppy
10 to 12 dry red chilies
1 tsp. tumeric

In a blender combine the
almonds, sultanas, cinna-
mon, cloves, peeled car-
damom seeds, chopped gin-
ger, garlic, cumin, poppy
seeds, chopped chilies, and
tumeric. Make a paste by
adding 5 T of water.

Slice the onion fine and
fry in oil until golden. Add
chicken, bay leaves, and salt.
Brown chicken.
Add to the chicken 5 cups
of hot water, bring to a boil,
reduce heat and simmer
uncovered, approximately 30
to 40 minutes, until chicken
is tender.
Fry the paste in 1 T of oil
and mix in a little of the
chicken stock to prevent the
paste from sticking to the
pan. Fry 3 minutes.
Mix the paste into the
chicken. Add the cream,
coconut milk and yogurt.
Simmer 5 to 10 minutes. The
gravy should be thick -and

Tikka Kebab
(Indian Barbecued Lamb)

1 medium onion
one-quarter cup vegetable
1 lb. lean lamb
one-half lemon
2 cloves of garlic
one-quarter cup chopped
fresh ginger
1 tsp. garam masala
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
one-quarter cup vinegar
one and one-quarter cups
plain yogurt

Chop onion and add to
oil. Remove all fat and cube
lamb. Rub with lemon, then
oil mixture, kneading with
hands. Put remaining ingre-
dients in blender or food
processor, process until
smooth. Add to meat, mix
well and cover. Store in
fridge for 24 hours to 3 days.
Skewer 4 to 8 pieces on
stick and grill on high heat,
turning skewers. Serve when
outside starts to go dark
Garnish with parsley,
lemon wedges, and onion
rings, Serve with puppad-
ums, rice, or couscous and
Note: Puppadums are a flat
bread made from flour and
water that are cooked until
crisp. They are available
from Indian markets.

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Alan Moore as Christ.(center) stumbles while bearing the
cross as Roman guards portrayed by Brian Mickley (left)
and Bill Murdock offer help.

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Presbyterian Church


Maundy Thursday
March 20 7:00 p.m.
Worship Service with Communion

good Friday Service
March 23 12:00 p.m.

Taster Sunday .Worship
March 23 8:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 5:45 p.m.
Nursery is available at all services

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3410 South Third Street,
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Ph. 904.246.6427

More than 150 volunteers from Christ
Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach did
a re-creation of the last days of Christ
Saturday and Sunday at DayBreak retreat off
Palm Valley Road west of the Intracoastal
Waterway. On this page are some images
from "Last Hours with Christ."

Eric Lee portrays Jesus suffering on the cross.,.

Wednesday, March 19th 7:00pm
"The Last Supper"
Experience a deeper look into Jesus' last meal
with his disciples.

4-4 Thursday, March 20th 7:00pm
1 "Communion and Tenebrae"
Walk with Jesus in the garden.

Good Friday, March 21st
Prayer Vigil 6:00pm-7:00pm
Good Friday Meditation Service 7:00pm
"The Passion of Christ"
by Director Mel Gibson -8:00pm

Easter Sunday Celebration, March 23rd .
Church Services 9:00am & 10:30am

Isle of Faith UMC
1821 San Pablo Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32224
For more information, call 221-1700 www.isledffaitli.org

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for Easter
Free Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt @ 9am
Worship Service @ 10:15am-
Sermon Series led by Dr. Jack Millwood
You've Got Questions???
God's Got Answers!!!

1050 A1A N. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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event is open to the
; and families are
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Worship Service 10:30
Celebration Choir of FBCJB will present special
music in recognition of Easter.
The Lord's Supper will be observed. Please join us
on both occasions. Any questions or special
arrangements, please contact the church office.


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Easter & Lent Events
Maundy Thursday
March 20"
Dinner 6:00 PM*
Worship Service 7:00 PM

\ Easter Sunday
March 23rd
8:00 AM, 9:30 AM,
11:00 AM & 5:59 PM
Call 249-8698 for dinner reservations

Followers mourn the death of Jesus, por-
trayed by Eric Lee, held by Jesus' mother,
Mary, portrayed by Lee's mother, JoAnn Lee.
Also pictured are Bill Lee (left) and Leonor



Maundy Thursday, March 20
"Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit" Luke 23:46
7:00p.m. Worship Service
Good Friday Tenebrae, March 21
7:00p.m. Worship Service
Easter Services, March 23
7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service
8:00a.m. Breakfast served between Worship Services
8:30a.m. Children's Egg Hunt
9:00a.m. & 11:00a.m. Worship Services

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
1423 8th Avenue N., Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32250
904-249-5418 www.blcjaxbeach.org





Worship Service Eucharist
5pm Sunday
Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar

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Services held at:
SNeptune Baptist Church, Rm 101
407 Third Street
Neptune Beach
1 249-3332


March 19, 2008

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* Calendar

Nease blanks Bolles in boys lacrosse

Kevin Chapin and Brett
Angerer led the Nease High
boys lacrosse team to a lop-
sided 10-0 victory over Bolles
last Thursday night at Panther
The Panthers controlled the
tempo throughout, scoring
just three minutes into the
contest and building a six-goal
lead by halftime.
Chapin scored four goals
and Angerer added three for
Nease,.while goalkeeper Nick
Colon stopped all 16 Bulldogs'
shots he faced to earn the
Defensively, the Panthers
were led by Brian Cosgrove,
John Gallagher and Matt
Leighty who combined to
stymie the Bolles offense and
force the Bulldogs into 20
Last Friday, Nease traveled to
Oak Hall and earned a 10-3
victory. The win improved the
Panthers to 6-2.on the season.
Head coach Jack Francis'
troops are scheduled to host a
team from Piano, Texas tomor-
row at 5:30 p.m., then travel
to Gainesville on Friday to bat-
tle P.K. Yonge in a 6 p.m. start.

Bishop Kenny 2, Nease 0
The Panthers fell to the
Crusaders last Friday night
despite six strong innings from
Nease starting pitcher Justin
James allowed just four hits
while striking out two.
Offensively, Will Haga led
i Nease by going 2-for-3 at the
The loss dropped the
Panthers to 7-3.
Nease was set to travel to
Clay High Tuesday night
before returning
home tonight to
host Bartram
Trail in a 6 p.m.
On Friday, the
Panthers will
square off
against.... ..
Beach at the
Grounds in
with opening
pitch scheduled
for 7 p.m.

Nease 9, Englewood 2
Will Haga fanned five Rams
over seven innings of work last
Wednesday in a Panthers' vic-
Haga, who allowed seven
hits and one earned run,
improved to 2-1 on the season.
Offensively, Justin McKenna
belted a two-run home run
and had three RBIs on the
night. Travis Allen was 3-for-3
with a pair of doubles and a
run batted in, and Justin James
went 2-for-3.
C.J. Thompson and Brett
Russi clubbed doubles while
Jared MacNaught stole four
bases for the Panthers.


ABOVE: Nease High attacker Brett Angerer (5) scores as he's checked by the Bolles goalkeeper during last Thursday's game at Panther Stadium. Angerer scored
three times as Nease rolled to a 10-0 victory. BELOW: Panthers attacker Kevin Chapin, left, eyes the goal while being guarded by a Bolles defender. Chapin had four
goals in a shutout win over the Bulldogs.

Nease 21, Port Orange
Atlantic 2
In a mercy-rule shortened
five-inning game last Thursday
night, the Panthers feasted on
Atlantic pitch-
ing and errors.
Nease pitcher
Ceithaml struck
S out seven in
her five innings
of work and
improved her
record to 4-5
this season.
At the plate,
Selina Hernan-
dez went 3-for-
4 with a double
and a triple
while driving in five runs.
Lindsay Franco had four
RBIs including a two-run dou-
With the victory the
Panthers improved to 5-6 on
the season.
The girls were set to travel to
Matanzas on Tuesday then
Pedro Menendez High on
Thursday in wrapping up a
three-game road trip.
Nease will host Bartram Trail
on March 24 before a short
road trip to St. Augustine next
At the end of March and
beginning of April, head coach
Gordie Rolison's troops are
scheduled to participate in the
Wolfson Touramemnt with a
pair of games on both March
31 and April 1.

Conference tennis championships under way

Photos by ROB DeANGELO

FT"he St. Johns
River Athletic
SConference ten-
nis championships are
taking place this week
for boys and girls
teams. The boys event
is taking place at
Nease while the girls
travel to Palatka to
crown champions.

LEFT: Panthers No. 2
boys singles player
Tom Blackwell watch-
es his volley at the net
against Ocala Forrest
High last Saturday.
The Panthers earned
a 7-0 victory.

RIGHT: The Panthers
girls team is led by No.
1 singles player
Natalie Mayer who.
was vying for a title
Monday and Tuesday
in Palatka.

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Sheepshead hungry at the jetties and pier

T e bottom fishing on the
party grounds remains
strong. The sheepshead
are hungry along the jetties and
around the pilings of the
Jacksonville Beach Pier.
Capt. William Goodling,
Chris Rooney, John Barrineau
and Jim Hissian put the "Venus
Baby" in the blue water last
Tuesday for a little bottom fish-
ing along with several hours of
trolling. They captured two
wahoo at 60 and 30 pounds, a
pair of grouper at 15 and ten
pounds along with 12 amber-
Capt. Dennis Young, on his
"Sea Dancer" last Tuesday with
the Paul Stoops party, put his
baits down on the E.F bottom
and pulled up 10 snapper to 12
pounds, a grouper, 30 sea bass
and a dozen beeliners.

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On Wednesday, Bob Haynes
and three friends with Capt.
Dennis tried the same area and
caught eight snapper and a
grouper with lots of sea bass
and triggers.
On Thursday morning, it was
the Miles King party that expe-
rienced this great fishing. They

Photo submitted
Spencer Brogden with 10 sheepshead he caught last week from
the end of the Jacksonville Beach Pier. . .... .

caught seven red snapper to 11
pounds, a fat grouper and sev-
eral dozen sea bass and beelin-
The docks at Monty's Marina
have been red with snapper
each afternoon. The "Mayport
Princess" anglers are bringing
up to 45 snapper to the dock
each afternoon along with
amberjack, grouper, sea bass
and beeliners.
James Gergley caught his
limit of snapper to ten pounds
last Tuesday. On Wednesday,
Houston Stevens had snapper
in his cooler weighing up to 12
pounds. Terry Dirman took pic-
tures of two eight-pound snap-
per and a stringer filled with sea
bass and beeliners.
Larry Finch likes what he's
finding in the surf at Daytona.
He continued to fill his coolers
with both pompano and whit-
ing weighing up to two
pounds. Last Wednesday and
Thursday were red hot and
then on Saturday The Fishman
only brought 15 whiting and
14 pompano out of the slough.
Al Wiltshire and John Bell on
John's "Renegade" fished the
river near N.A.S. with dead
shrimp last Wednesday and
boated 15 drum and 40 croak-
ers. On another trip later in the
week with John Burroughs on
"John's Toy" in the same area,
Al reports a catch of 20 croak-
ers, two trout, four drum and a
Jetty guide Fred Morrow
made three great sheepshead
trips last week. He and Lenova
Stewart put their live fiddlers.
along the rocks at the big jetties
last Wednesday and caught 16
sheepshead weighing up to six
On Friday morning, Craig
Andrews and his brother Chuck
landed 41 sheepshead to 6.5
pounds along with three reds
and a seven-pound drum. Then
on Saturday, Capt. Fred, with
his friends Frank Pixler and
Sam Wilson, sacked up 31
sheepshead. Their largest was
six and three-quarter pounds.
Fishing got exciting last week
on the Jax Beach Pier. Whiting,
sheepshead, trout and pom-
pano came over the rails.
Antonio Romero had a 12-
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Ben Smalley used dead shrimp for bait to catch these black drum
Pier last Tuesday.

pound black drum and a four-
pound sheepshead in his cooler.
Jim Kelly used fiddlers and
caught a six-pound, sheepshead.
Leon Alton caught a black
drum. Ben Smalley brought a
pair of drum over the rail 7.5
and five pounds. Keith Payton
weighed up a five-pound pom-
pano and veteran angler
Spencer Brogden had the hot
Last Friday, fishing near the
end of the pier around the pil-
ings, he caught 11 sheepshead.
Capt. David King and Mike
Morris fished the jetties for
sheepshead Wednesday and
Thursday of last week and on
each trip caught their limit of
sheepshead weighing up to
eight pounds. On Friday they
tried Nassau Sound for whiting
and had to work hard for their
30 fish.
Canal guide John Dyrssen
went back to Cabbage Creek
last Thursday and pulled three
reds and four trout out of the
George Bull Jr. took his
"Bionic Bull" to the creeks near
Nassau last Tuesday and picked
up two reds, four blues and a

Capt. Kirk Waltz, on his.
"Enterprise" with Jerry Blount
last Thursday, made a very suc-
cessful bottom trip. They
caught 31 snapper, three
grouper, 20 sea bass and two
Rusty Borthwick and Mike
Tandarich out of B&M fished
the bottom only eight miles
from the beach and caught four
snapper and released four oth-
ers. They also boxed a dozen
sea bass.
James Gergley, with Joe
Heath and friend Chip on the
"Tripped Out," fished the
inshore party grounds and
caught 11 snapper, three
grouper to 15 pounds and sev-

Photo submitted
from the Jacksonville Beach

eral flounder and sea bass.
On Tuesday, James and Matt
Hamilton used fiddlers along
the jetties and caught30
sheepshead and released 20
Capt. Dave Sipler went back
into action last week. He and
Don Zagorski caught five speck-
led trout, eight yellowmouth, a
sheepshead and four reds. On
Friday, with Matt Sawyer, Capt.
Dave reports a catch of three
sheepshead to 9.5 pounds, two
trout and 10 whiting.
Capt. Dave's third trip, with
Nick Watson in the river, netted
30 trout, five reds, 10
sheepshead and five blues.
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The Zebras, playing at Jacksonville Country Day School, completed an undefeated season in the
Southside Basketball League's 4-5-6th grade division. Front row, from left: Jessica Armstrong,
Sarah Herb, Allison Friers, Katherine Felice. Back row: Coach Donald Friers, Ellie Padgett,
Shelby Davis, Anna Felice, assistant coach Frank Friers.

The fifth annual Jacksonville
Kayak Fishing Classic, the
world's largest kayak fishing
tournament, will take place
May 2-3. The event promotes
kayak fishing in Jacksonville
with a conservation-oriented
format and raises funds for
children's programs through
Daniel Memorial and Dignity-
The ecotourism event also
supports the St. Johns
Riverkeeper and Coastal
Conservation Association.

Officials expect more than
250 kayak anglers will target
redfish, trout and flounder in a
catch-photo-release format
with more than $50,000 in
prizes and gifts.
A captain's meeting is sched-
uled for May 2 at Jacksonville
Strike-Zone Fishing Center.
Check-in, awards ceremony
and a banquet are slated for
May 3 at American Legion
#129 of Jacksonville Beach.
Entry fee is $60 and includes
a captain's bag, rights to fish,
entry into the raffles and ban-

Trophies, kayaks, fishing
gear and gift certificates will be
awarded for first- through
fourth-place finishers in four
open divisions, and first
through third places in the fly
fishing division.
Kayak fishermen can register
online at JacksonvilleKayak-
FishingClassic.com or can also
pick up an entry form at spon-
sors' locations.

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The next Xtreme RedFish

Tournament will take place
March 29 out of Joe Carlucci
boat ramp. A captain's meeting
will take place on Friday,
March 28 at 7 p.m. at Billy's
Boathouse Grill.
For additional information
contact George Atelevich at

St. Johns County's Patrick
Pearce has qualified to fish in
the Toyota Texas Bass Classic.
He recently finished third out
of 64 contestants in a qualify-
ing tournament in Texas.
The Texas Bass Classic will
take place in mid-April at Lake
Fork in a three-day, four-man
team format with a total purse
of $750,000.

The Nease High School
Senior Men's Club charity golf
tournament is scheduled for
Monday, March 31 at Ponte
Vedra Inn and Club's
redesigned Lagoon Course.
Tournament is slated to
begin at 1 p.m. and entry fee
is $100 per player. Format is a
two-man captain's choice.
All proceeds go toward
assisting families in need of
affordable housing.
For more information or to
register, phone Dean Bud
Beech at 686-4075.or 819-8309
or via e-mail at beechjr@com-

The Performance Jetty-2-
Jetty ultramarathon and team
relay will take place Saturday,
March 22 at Hanna Park.
Runners will start south at 9
a.m. and race until they finish
at the St. Augustine inlet.
The Jetty-2-Jetty race is the
world's longest beach run -
35 miles from Mayport to St.
Augustine. Participants may
run solo or in teams of up to
five runners.
More information is avail-
able at

Georgia turns hoops season

around with four big wins

How long can a miracle

Georgia Bulldog fans must be
asking themselves that now on
the eve of facing Xavier, so
good it was seeded No. 3 in the
NCAA Tournament West
played in Washington, DC.
The Dawgs literally stormed
back over the weekend to
sweep in the the SEC champi-
onship. Four games is all they
won all season.
Georgia struggled to beat
Alabama and Aubur, much to
the embarrassment of those
rivals, but were so inept that
coach Dennis Felton was on
the hot seat throughout the
season. He sat on he hot seat
so long he must have a perma-
press rear.
Going into the Southeastern
Conference tournament in
Atlanta, the Dawgs were given
less chance than anyone else
competing. But somebody in
Bulldog Town must have been
living right. Georgia won four
games, two in one day after its
first date with Kentucky was
postponed due to the tornado
that hit the city and Georgia
When the Dawgs won their
first game, the dome's ceiling
caved in, the scoreboard shook
and fans sought safe haven.
Men from.Mars were expected,
That's the effect Georgia win-
ning a game had.
Nobody expected another
victory, let along two in one
day. But the Bulldogs did just
Maybe the other teams
thought they were up against
something unnatural and it
unraveled them. One Georgia
sign told it all: From Worst to
The Dogs not only went on
to win the SEC crown, but due
to the games being moved to
the Georgia Tech campus, they
won it on the floor of their
hated rival. With Yellow Jackets
signs and logos glowing at
For the Georgia faithful, it
don't get no better'n that.
But even with their miracle
finish, four wins in four days,
the Bulldogs were ranked lower
than a snake's belly at No. 14.
Like Rodney Dangerfield, this
team don't get no respect.
Can Georgia prove the
NCAA was wrong? Coach
Felton did and saved his job
in the process.

Maybe the bar is set too high
with back-to-back NCAA cham-
Spionships in 2006 and 2007.
Coming from Donovan,
such criticism is tantamount to
': 'accusing his players of being
S- scaredy-cats. The only thing he
could have said to push their
buttons even more would be to
comment that they looked like
Florida State.'
S*. What's wrong with the
Gators now? They're young
.-,. and could be a force next sea-
S.',son if not browbeaten by their
head coach's stinging rebuke.
REXEDMONDSON Daly Double of Trouble
IP S BX t used to be no big story
when golfer John Daly got in
dutch for his free-wheeling
No joy in Tallahassee ways, but he's been strangely
or Gainesville on the mum side for some
If it were not for the fact that time.
John Daly is in trouble with It's a shame that the Bad Boy
the PGA Tour, this time for of the links is back to his old
missing his tee time in a pro- ways of thumbing his nose at
am and getting disqualified at the rules, especially at'a tour-
the Arnold Palmer Invitational, nament hosted by Arnold
the past week has been unbe- Palmer, a man who has done
lievable. so much for the game.
The work week was supposed What a champion Daly
to begin with St. Patrick's Day, could have been if his head
not April Fools. was on straight. But then he
First, the Gators flunk out of wouldn't be John Daly.
the SEC and let a bid in the Things have come to a pretty
NCAA dance go by the way- pass, as they used to say, when
side. Then, the Florida State the. New York Yankees, who we
Seminoles get mugged by
North Carolina, 82-70, and
excused.from the ACC tourney.
That was not so shocking -
since the Tar Heels are a No. 1
seed. But with so many upsets
in vogue now, local fans had a
right to expect better.
To top that, Florida coach
Billy Donovan has been shock-
ingly critical of his Gators,
almost accusing his charges of
having no insides for the fight,
to put it mildly.

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We've been
blessed with"40"
years of Lynn!

thought were above such
things, get suspensions for
brawling in a spring training
game. With the Tampa Bay
Rays, of all folks.
What are the Yanks doing
scrapping with Tampa, any-
way? Save that for Boston.
Guess that's what happens
when you let a comedian wear
the same pinstriped uniform
that Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig
and Joe DiMaggio wore with
pride and honor.

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The Surfing the Blues Surf
Fest is scheduled for Saturday,
April 5 and Sunday, April 6.
It's the fifth consecutive year
of Surfing the Blues, which is
presented by Florida Surfing
Association, Aqua East Surf
Shop and George's Music
Springing the Blues music fes-
This year's Surfing the Blues
contest kicks off at the south
end of the Jacksonville Beach
Pier on April 5 with qualifying
heats in five shortboard divi-
sions: Boys 14 and Under,
Juniors 17 and Under, Open,
Open Women and Open Pro
There is a $25 entry fee for
amateurs and $100 for the
Open Pro division.
Entry forms are available at
the Neptune Beach location of
Aqua East Surf Shop or may be
obtained online at floridasurf-
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be received by April 1.


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Jaclyn Switkes, 10, recently won the Hollywood state designated
tennis tournament in Hollywood,,Fla. She competed.against top-
ranked layers in the state and with the victory secures the USTA
No. 1 ranking fior her age group in Florida.

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traveling wrestling club will
begin its annual spring-fall
program at the Fletcher High
School cafeteria on Mondays
and Thursdays.
Enrollment fee is $50 and
practice schedule is as follows:
High School from March 3 to
May 29 Monday and Thursday
from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.;
Middle School from 4:20 p.m.
until 5:30 p.m.
June 5 to July 25 Monday
and Thursday from 5:30 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m. for all
All wrestlers or new wrestlers
in the local area are invited to
attend. Wrestlers visiting the
local area are also welcome.
Participants will train in folk-
style, freestyle and Greco-
Roman techniques for month-
ly FAWA/USA wrestling tourna-
ments. Participants must be
currently enrolled in grades 6-
12, at any school, to take part.
Interested wrestlers can con-
tact club director Roy Fallen at
233-5008 for more informa-
tion. And former wrestlers may
apply to help out with coach-

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Jacksonville Beach

Woman's Club March

Fashion Show

photos ubrntn-d
The Jacksonville Beach Woman's Club March
meeting was a fashion show sponsored by the
Petunia Patch. Several of the members modeled
different ensembles. Joyce Langley (nght) models a
blouse and skirt. Liz Dallas (from left), Elaine Bohn
and Rose Marie Legant show off their black and
white attire for casual and not so casual occasions.
If you would like more information on the
Jacksonville Beach Woman's Club, call Susan at

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Advisory Group Meeting:
The GTM Research Reserve
Management Advisory Group:
meets at 6 p.m. at the GTM
Research Reserve Marineland
office, 9741 Oceanshore
Blvd., St. Augustine. The
event is open to the public.
For information, call 904-

Family Fun Hour: The
GTM Research Reserve's
Family Fun Hour, to be held
from 2-3 p.m., will feature
author Geri Keams'
"Grandmother Spider Brings
the Sun." The story teaches
participants to honor and
respect fire, Grandmother
Spider and their four-legged
friends, just as the Cherokee
do. The story will be followed
by a Native American craft
activity for participants to
take home. The event is open
to the public, including large
groups; however, children
ages 3-10 must be .accompa-
nied by a parent.
Participation is free, but regis-
tration is required. Call the
GTM Research Reserve at 904-

Iranian New Year: Young
Advocates for Cultural
Awareness (YACA), a member-
ship arm of the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach,
in partnership with the World
Affairs Council, celebrates the
Iranian New Year from 6-8
p.m. at the Cultural Center.
Iranian art, music, dancers,
food and social conditions
will be featured to help edu-
cate visitors about activities
that occur during a tradition-
al Persian new year celebra-
tion. Dr. Benjamin Smith will
be on hand to discuss Iranian
foreign relations and the pol-
itics of oil. The event is free
for YACA members, $25 for
non-members. Call Julie at
280-0614, ext. 205, for infor-
mation about YACA.

NARFE: Nationial Active
and Retired Federal
Employees Chapter 1671
holds a luncheon meeting
starting at 12 p.m. at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 14035
Beach Blvd. Visitors are wel-
come. For information, call

Thursday, March 20
Beaches Kiwavnis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
Speakers will be Lisa
Goodrich, president, and
Kathy Wallis, executive direc-
tor of the Beaches Fines Arts
Series. The cost to non-mem-

bers is $15. For information,
call club president Neil
Powell at 343-3571 or visit

Foundation Academy: The
Foundation Academy, 107 3rd
St. S., Jacksonville Beach, has
a series of events coming up.
The academy holds a Spanish
Festival today. On April 10,
there will be an elementary
musical/student-led confer-
ence. The spring musical,
"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying," will
be performed May 2-4 and
May 9-11.

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

Guana Kayak Tours: GTM
Research Reserve ecological
kayak tours es available to
meet everyone's schedule.
Tours take place from 10 a.m.-

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12 p.m. March 20, 22 and 25,
from 12-2 p.m. March 27, and
1-3 p.m. March 30. The cost
of each tour, which is appro-
priate for ages 12 and up, is
$45. All kayaking equipment,
instruction, reserve entry
fee/parking and tour is
included. Reservations must
be made. Call Ripple Effect
Ecotours at 904-347-1565 to
reserve a spot. For informa-
tion and additional tour
dates, go to www.rippleef-

Holocaust Survivor at
Flagler: Holocaust
survivor/philanthropist Henri
Landwirth speaks at 6 p.m. in
the Flagler College
Auditorium, 14 Granada St.
Landwirth will show his 27-
minute film, "Gift of Life in
America," also the name of
his foundation. The film
recounts the life experiences
of Landwirth, who, between
the ages of 13 and 18, was
shuffled among five Nazi
death and labor camps. After
the war, he emigrated to the
United States and almost
immediately was drafted into
the Army. He later began a
career as a hotel manager and
has headed four foundations.

Ca8oero A Cotem arch 23rd

8:o0 AM Contemporary

9:30 AM Contemporary

11:00 AM Traditional

Landwirth's lecture is free and
open to the public. Seating is
on a first-come, first-served
basis. Call Tina Jaeckle at 819-
6317 for information.

North Beaches Art Walk:
The North Beaches Art Walk
is held the third Thursday of
each month or, in the case of
March, March 20. For infor-
mation, call First Street
Gallery at 241-6928 or
Archway Framing and Gallery
at 249-2222. The walk is
billed by its organizers as the
"Best Little Art Walk in

Ribault Garden Club: The
public is invited to hear about
the Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve at 10 a.m. at
the Ribault Garden Club, 705
2nd Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. For information, call

Sawgrass Players Club
Women's Association: The
Sawgrass Players Club
Women's Association meets
at 10 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library, where
Tod Booth,
owner/producer/director of
the Alhambra Dinner Theater,
will be guest speaker. Lunch
Around is at Pusser's
Caribbean Grill.

Spa Laterra's Open House:
The PGA Tour's Spa Laterra at
World Golf Village holds an.
Open House from 5-7 p.m.
Guests are invited to tour the
spa's many amenities while
they enjoy a champagne and
complimentary trials of spa
services. For information,
contact PGA Tour Spa Laterra
at 904-940-7800.

Up & Cummers: The Up &
Cummers, Cummer
Museum's young profession-
als affinity group, hosts a
reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
at The Cummer. The event
celebrates the exhibition
"Ernest Hemmingway and
Walker Evans: Three Weeks in
Cuba, 1933." The cost to
attend the Cuban-themed
reception is $10 for Up &
Cummer members, $25 for
non-members: For informa-
tion about the reception or to
make reservations, call Amy
Chamberlin at 904-899-6034
or email achamberlin@cum-

Friday, March 21
Fleet Reserve: Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290 hosts
a Steamed Clams Dinner from
5-8 p.m. at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. A donation of $8 is
requested for each dinner.
Carry-out orders are accepted,
and the public is always invit-
ed to dinner. Doug Bracey
entertains from 9 p.m. until 1

Resurrection Letters Tour:
Singer, songwriter and author
Andrew Peterson, along with
special guests Jill Phillips,

Andy Gullahorn and Bill
Shive, perform as part of the
"Resurrection Letters" tour at
6:30 p.m. at San Jose Baptist
Church. Tickets are $15 and
can be purchased online at
Peterson, a former First Coast
resident and Florida native,
has recorded seven albums
and released his first novel
this month, "On the Edge of
the Dark Sea of Darkness." For
information about the con-
cert, go to www.sanjosebap-
tist.com or call 904-737-2141.

Saturday, March 22
Author at Bookmark: New
York Times bestselling author
Randy Wayne White will be
at The Bookmark, 299
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
at 7 p.m. to discuss and sign
copies of his newest novel,
"Black Widow." The book,
White's 15th "Doc Ford"
novel among the more than
20 books he's written, gives
readers a frightening insight
into blackThe author of more
than 20 books, White's
"Sanibel Flats" was chosen by
the American Independent
Mystery Booksellers
Association as one of the
Hundred Favorite Mysteries
of the 20th Century. For
information, call 241-9026.

Easter Egg Hunt: Palm
Valley Baptist Church, 4890
Palm Valley Road, Ponte
Vedra Beach, will, have an
Easter Egg Hunt starting at
10:30 a.m. All children
through fifth grade are invit-
ed to attend. Hot dogs and
beverages will be served after
the egg hunt. For informa-
tion, call 285-2447.

First Coast
Parliamentarians: First Coast.
Parliamentarians meet from
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library, 101 Library Blvd. The
student lesson, directed by
Carl Bloesing, will be on the
"Proper Conduct of Meetings:
Roberts Rules of Order in
Brief." Visitors are welcome.
For information, contact
Bloesing .at 285-2458 or
Bernice Kamerling at 223-
1314. ...

NJROTC Ball: The 15th
annual Allen D. Nease
NJROTC Military Ball will be
held from 6:30-11:30 p.m. at
the Island Green Pavilion at
Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa,
Ponte Vedra Beach. The stu-
derit-selected theme for this
year's event is "An Officer and
a Lady." The program will
open with a greeting, sit-
down dinner and message by
Rear Admiral Wendi
Carpenter. Tabulation of
nominees for the Royal
Panther Navy Court will be
completed, resulting in
announcement of the 2008
winners, young men and
women representing all four



Network Realty is hosting free
home-selling seminars, pre-
sented by realtor Patrick
Dorrian, at its Atlantic Beach
office, 375 Atlantic Blvd.,
Suite #1. Sessions were held
March 8 and March 13. Still
to come are sessions at 11
a.m. March 22 and 6:30 p.m.
March 27. Attendees will
receive a seller's package that
includes a property salability
checklist, sample purchase
and sales contract, contract-
to-close list, questionnaire for
interviewing real estate
agents and coupon for a
Competitive Market Analysis
research package. For infor-
mation, call Dorrian at 904-
241-7461, ext. 246.

Seafood Festival: The Great
Atlantic Seafood Festival will
be held from 12-10 p.m. at
Jacksonville Beach's Sea Walk
Pavilion. In addition to the
seafood, there will be arts and
crafts, rides and games for the
entire family and music for
everyone. For information,
call 249-3972.

Adventure Landing will be
hosting Easter Egg Hunts and
Charity Raffles. The
Jacksonville Beach location
will have three age groups
and the hunts will begin at 9
a.m. and again at 11 a.m.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
There will be a special appear-
ance by the Easter Bunny
Thousands of eggs will be
stuffed with candy and prizes.
Each participant will also
receive a goodie bag.
Registration is $3 per child,
and the proceeds will go to
the Boys & Girls' Club of
Northeast Florida. There will
also be a Charity Raffle that
will begin after each egg hunt
and participants can purchase
tickets for $3 each. Adventure
Landing is offering unlimited
go-karts, laser tag and minia-
ture golf until 2 p.m. for $10
per person for participants in
the Easter Egg Hunt.

Sunday, March 23
Easter Sunrise Service: The
ecumenical Easter Sunrise
Service at the Sea Walk
Pavilion begins at 6:30 a.m.

Easter Service: 'Palm Valley
Baptist Church, 4890 Palm
Valley Road, Ponte Vedra
Beach, holds a special Easter
service that starts at 10:30 a.m.
and which will include a choir
presentation of the musical,
Jesus is Alive. This will be fol-
lowed by observance of the
Lord's Supper. For informa-
tion, call 285-2447.

Pete's 75th: Pete's Bar, locat-
ed at the heart of Town Center
in Neptune Beach, will cele-
brate its 75th Anniversary
from 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Pete's Bar
was issued the first liquor
license in Duval County with
the repeal of Prohibition in
1933. Various events and drink
specials are planned,, along
with giveaways, raffles and
grand prizes at the pub, locat-
ed at 117 First Street.

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Playgarden visits Courtyard

to bring puppet shows alive

In the past, Seaside
Playgarden has shared its puppet
show with children at libraries.
Saturday, it presented the show
for the first time in The
Courtyard at 200 First Street in
Neptune Beach and received a
warm welcome.
The show was "Twiggy," the
puppeteers Julia Hassler and
Theresa Nichols, and the story's
reader was Sue McCann, director
and lead teacher at the
Jacksonville Beach-based school
for ages infant to 6 years.
"We have an awesome team
of parents helping us," said
McCann. "This was one of the
parent's ideas, Kimberley
Waugh. She's friendly with
Shelby [Hicks, owner of Shelby's
Coffee Shoppe at 200 First
Street], so she set this up. We
thought that bringing the pup-
pet show to the community
would be a better way [to let
people know] we have the pup-
pet shows."
Seaside Playgarden, a mixed-
age kindergarten that is part of
the Jacksonville Waldorf
Initiative, held an open house
Tuesday at its 223 8th Ave. S.
location. It also holds open-to-
the-public puppet shows at 4
p.m. the first Thursday of each
month at its facility.
"We've been trying to market
ourselves as a unique opportuni-
ty for the children," said
McCann. "So the whole 'getting
us out there in the community'
is huge for us."
Jacksonville Waldorf Initiative
has been in existence for 11
years. Seaside Playgarden has
been at its current location for
six years.
"It was founded," McCann
said of the Jacksonville Waldorf
Initiative, "by a group of parents
in the community who were
looking for the Waldorf philoso-
phy of education, which is the
protection of the kingdom of
childhood and the emphasis on
a head, heart and hands
approach to education."
While Jacksonville-wide at the
outset, the Waldorf Initiative is
now more specific to the
"At theBacl,4twe finad,tht
this is where we find our like-
mindedness is, the people who
are looking to deemphasize the
pressures on children as far as
the early academics and the
'push,' robbing them of their
early childhood experience,"
said McCann, who added that
Seaside Playgarden's hopes
include a grade school. "But
[first] we need the strength of a
strong kindergarten, at least 15-
20 children going on to first

Lulu Degenette, left, and her sister, Ellie, sit Saturday with their
father, Joe Degenette, as the girls-and dad, too-listen to and
watch "Twiggy," a Seaside Playgarden puppet show production
performed in The Courtyard at 200 First Street, Neptune Beach.

grade. And we're very close. This
coming year, 2008-2009, will be
our fullest enrollment so far, to
the point we may be having to
move into a bigger space -
which is good news."
Twenty-two youngsters have
been enrolled for next year at
Seaside Playgarden, where space
is limited.
"We can only have 15 chil-
dren at the same time in that
space," said McCann. "So as
we're finding more families
coming towards us, we're realiz-
ing we're outgrowing our space,
which was our dream."
Kim Decker of Ponte Vedra
Beach, among the mothers and.
fathers with children in The
Courtyard Saturday, said her
daughter Natalie "gets lovely
stories and puppetry from the
teachers we have. They're nutur-
ing, caring. They emphasize cre-
ativity. They don't have toys but
[items that] have a function. It's
silks and wooden blocks. So the
children can wrap a baby in a
scarf, make a kerchief, be a
"They make their own sto-

ries," said Decker. "You'll hear
them sitting 'around saying,
'You'll be the grandfather, and
Jackson will be the dad. Elena
can be the mother.' They mimic
McCann said Seaside
Playgarden presents itself well
through its puppets.
"It is all the Grimm's Fairy
Tales the children hear through
the year in the classroom. And
it's stories that have true mean-
ing, the values' and morals,
teaching them to be kind,
respectful and nurturing. That's
all portrayed through the pup-
petry, and it always has a good
moral. Good overcomes evil in
the stories. :
"It helps the children find a
strong sense of self," said
McCann, "which is exactly what
our attempt is: To help them
become creative thinkers with a
strong sense of self, a purpose
and direction to go forth and
make a difference in the world."
For Seaside Playgarden infor-
mation, call 247-1314, e-mail
jwiseaside@bellsouth.net or visit




Olivia Fletcher, Alexis Neely, Maggie Hennesey and Annie Meierdierks enjoy pizza and
refreshments between games.

A benefit to raise money for an
auditorium sound system at
Atlantic Beach Elementary
was held at Beach Bowl. Title
sponsor BB&T Bank along
with Oceanside Bank and
Heuer and Sons contributed
the use of the alley and other
prizes. Pizza and drinks were
donated by Beach Bowl.
Many local merchants also
contributed raffle items to the

Fifth grade students Kaela
Rider, (from left) Grace Young
and Atlantic Beach
Elementary Principal Kimberly
Wright with some of the raffle
prizes given away.


Julian Medina (from left), Jake Berry, Zeryn Inman, Kelton Beardsall, and Jodi Gilmore
w t

Julian Medina (from left), Jake Berry, Zeryn Inman, Kelton Beardsall, and Jodi Gilmore
play with some of the door prizes.

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Just 5 blocks to ocean! $285,000.
4BR/3BA, 2660SF, pool, huge lot, spa-
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JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
Will co-op. (904)249-1890.
FSBO, WATERFRONT, Intercoastal,
4BR/2.5BA w/loft. Pool w/hot tub, large
screened-in porch. $695,000. 220-8696.
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-
0068. www.geocities.com/pvb05
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome. Motivat-
ed Seller $324,900. (800)935-8347 x102.
garage, 1 block to beach, large fenced
yard. $279,000. (904)228 7630.
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.

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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.
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.
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.

BLOCKS TO OCEAN, 3BR/2BA, hard- 601 MAIN St., Atlantic Bch, 2BR/1BA, fire-
wood floors, $1399/mo. Pets ok. 321 9th place, WDHU, screened porch, CH&A.
St. N. 534-2120. Credit check. $775/mo. 891-0606.

1/2 MONTH FREE! 1BR/ 1BA, Summer
House 5-star resort community incl. W/D.
Avail. now. $799/mo. (904)704-9885.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, 3 blocks to
ocean. WDHU. $850/mo. (904)742-6423.
S. JAX Bch, Ig oceanside 2BR, $1200/mo.
plus dep. 399-2070.
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, 2BR apartment/ townhouse,
near ocean. No pets. $800-$950/mo.

Neptune Bch property looking out to the
ICW. Currently used as a duplex with mot-
er-in-law suite. Fully rented. 2BR/ 1.5BA
down, 2BR/ 2BA up, 1BR/ 1BA mother-in-
law suite up. House on a comer lot. Va-
cant lot Marsh Point Blvd. Asking
$499,900. Call (904)543-1150.
ANNUAL INCOME $50,000. Department
of Corrections transitional home,
9BR/2BA, $140,000. Call (904)993-8424
for details.

PVB/ BELLEZA -1BR/1BA w/tile floors,
exc. --view and amenities $128,900.

beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/1BA, Ocean
Grove, beach access. $119,900. Financ-
ing available. (904)226-3968.

1st floor, end unit. Gated Community, ap-
prox. 1400sf., hardwood floors, plantation
shutters thruout, Newly remodeled kitch-
en, covered parking. $222,000.
PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $699K. Sell $599K. Turn
Key Long term lease in place. 40' slip ad-
ditional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only Buy-
ers/ Investors. No Brokers please. Equity
trade considered.
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-
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf
w/ garage. Villa Del Mar. $142K.
FSBO, VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, beauti-
ful, completely furnished, upgraded, 2/2,
arage, golf course view, screened lanai,
200,000, 887-5005.
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 OK!
A1A Realty Services, Inc. 249-8855.
BISHOP'S COURT, Hodges/ Beach.
1BR/1BA, upgraded, gated, amenities.
$101,50,0, 94-1928.

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

NEPTUNE BCH, 229/ 233 Magnolia, 2/1,
carpet/ tile, garage, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
1 BLOCK to ocean, 120 1st Ave. S., JB.
1BR/1BA, CH&A, sunroom, WDHU.
$725/mo. Credit check. 891-0606.

MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley

Villas, new, 3/2.5 townhome, $1195/mo.
TDO Management (904)246-1125.
JAX BEACH 2.5 blocks to ocean,
1BR/1BA. $710/mo. 655-5367, 803-3099.

NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
2BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1 car garage,
7th Ave. S. $1200/mo. (904)372-4260
PV BCH condo, 2BR/ 2BA, Belleza, gated,
many amenities, $975/mo. Avail 4/1.

ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $800/mo. TDO Management.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA, new carpet,
new tile, good neighborhood. $900/mo.
+security deposit. 246-8532, 249-0119,
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2156 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, WDHU, fenced back yard,
credit check, No Cats/ Non-smoking.
$800/mo. (904)221-5833..
So., 1yr. 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.
1 BLOCK to ocean, very nice 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, fireplace, WDHU, located at 170
1st Ave. S., JB. $875/mo. credit check.
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.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1BR/1BA $650 & $725/mo., Credit Check
2BR, CH/A, WDHU, 1st Ave. S. Credit
check. $875/mo. 891-0606.

TIRED OF the Drive? Lovely San Marco
1BR apt. South of square. Trees, private,
quiet. No pets/ smokers. (904)725-3933.
SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$900/mn .994-0016. 545-2605.

1BR apt, $650/mo. +dep. 2 blocks from
beach, 249-6748.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5 blocks from ocean.
$815/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.

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ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
yard, all appliances, inc. W/D. Available new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
4/1. 219-2481. $1300/mo. 838-8725.
103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA, gated, comm. tennis, pool & gym. Partially
lower apartment. No dogs. $995/mo. furnished, lawn care incl. $1600/mo. Avail.
JAX BEACH- 1BR 4/1/08. Prefer long term. (904)742-4375
211 N. 8th St., upper apt. No dogs. MARSH Landing CC home,totally reno-
$625/mo. All deposits equal one-half rent. vated Furnished or unfurnished
Lawn service included. Broker/ Owner $2495/mo. (904)537-4083.

JAX BEACH, East of 3rd, 2/1, includes
washer/ dryer & water. 985B, 2nd St. S.
$850/mo., VIP Realty 962-6190.
PONTE VEDRA, Treehouse at the beach.
2BR/2BA condo, high ceilings 1200sf.,
almost new appliances/carpet. Natural
preserve views. W/D, fireplace, garage.
East of A1A. $1100/mo. Janet Wells, 635-
JAX BEACH, super clean 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, ceiling fans, dishwasher;
$775/mo. +deposit. No pets. Available
now. 614 4th St. No., 254-7644.
$950/mo plus util. Avail. April. Call Rick
1 BR,, deck, dining room, wood floors,
laundry room, good closets, assigned
parking. Wave Crest, 120 4th Ave. N.
$875/mo. 993-2555
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.
NEPTUNE BEACH, studio w/garage, 1.5
blocks from ocean, No pets. $777/mo. in-
cludes all utilities, W/D. Avail. April. Call
Rick 891-2345.
JAX BCH townhouse, 2BR/ 1.5BA w/ frplc.
Close to beach & hospital. Rear deck &
balcony, ceramic tile & carpet, new paint,
WDHU. $1000/mo+ sec. dep. Call for
appt. 721-1546 ext. 4. Century 21.


2-BLOCKS to beach, 2/1, WDHU, large ATLANTIC BEACH/ Mayport 935 Main St.
deck, 214 8th Ave. S. $850/mo, $700 dep, 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage
(228)313-4400, 662-5677. $1095/mo., 2471049.

2BR/1.5BA, No Pets, $900/mo.
+$750/dep. (904)237-9375.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, fireplace,
W/D, 3 blocks to town center & beach.
$1150/mo. (904)742-6423.

ATL. BCH, 2/1, LR, EIK, WDHU, 1000st.
$950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125.
ATL. BCH, block to ocean. 3BR/2BA,
place, screened porch, deck, DR.
450 Garden Ln. $1675/mo. 553-3528.

SAN PABLO, Ibis Point, 3/2, fireplace,
sunroom, 2100sf. $1,495/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.t
PONTE VEDRA Patio home on lake,
3BR/2BA, tile floors, fireplace, garage,
tennis, pools. $1250/mo. 285-7324.
ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1450/mo, no pets,

LAGE. Sit on your vintage front porch and
watch the ships sail by. 2BR/1BA, totally
rehabed, fenced yard. $995/mo. 1448
Palmer St. Across from Singletons Res-
taurant. 247-1049 or 608-4325.
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.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA. Great schools,
fenced yard, swimming pool & tennis court
Very close to beach, convenient location,
screened lanai. $1300/mo. $500 off 1st
month, lyr. lease, Available April.
ATLANTIC BCH West/ Mayport, 3BR/
2BA, new remodel. Family room, eat- in
kit., fenced yard. $1250/mo., year lease.
3BR/2BA, large fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze, 17 Oaks Drive. $1300/mo.
247-5334, 514-1090.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2.5BA, den w/fireplace,
office, screened pdol. $2000/mo.
13 Fairway Lane, JB. (904)241-0267,

OCEAN FRONT Condo, Jax Beach, 1/1,
W/D, quiet beautiful pool, $1350/mo,

PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.

2BR/1.5BA FOR rent, WDHU, CH&A.
$625/mo. Call 273-0857

OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2, wood floors, S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
1200sf., $1250/mo. TDO MGMNT. front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
(904)246-1125. www.rentjacksonvillebeach.com

4 BLOCKS from beach, 2BR/2BA, sun-
room, big kitchen, WDHU, W/D option,
shaded fenced yard. Excellent condition,
nearly new appliances. $1075/mo. in-
cludes credit on utility. 1 year preferred.
No pets. Jax Beach. (904)502-5910.
EAST OF A1A, 2BR/2BA, Open floor plan,
yard w/deck, W/D, Pets OK, $1340/mo.
803-3099, 655-5367.
4BR/3BA home conveniently located in
Atlantic Bch, 2 miles to Base. Gorgeous
master suite w/ jacuzzi tub, large WIC,
large living/ dining area w/ frplc, laundry
room, 2 car garage, fenced yard. Small
pets considered. Zoned for Fletcher High
School, $1600/mo. +dep, 249-6150.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2100sf., 4BR/2.5BA.
Fenced backyard, quiet neighborhood.
$1600/mo. 1481 Marshview Ct., Hidden
Paradise. 403-8953

3BR/2BA. Call 294-8138.


JAX BEACH, 3/2, fenced yard, quiet, tree 3 bocks to beach. $1075/mo.
lined street. $1050/mo., 730-4604. (904)742-6423.

new appliances, carport, $1000/mo + dep.
1102 Green Cay Ave. 249-3214, 945-
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 363
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard. good
location. $1100/mo. +deposit. 982-0416.
3BR/2BA, 546 Camellia Terrace in Nep-
tune Beach. Marshview, fireplace, large
screen porch, new carpet, close to
schools, quiet neighborhood, $1500/mo.
PVB, SOLANO Cay, 3/2, garage, fenced
yard, $1350/mo. 315-6558.
PONTE VEDRA, LAtrium, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1200/mo. 642-3517.
home, Selva Lakes, 6blks to bch, 2car
gar., W/D, tile, fplc, walk-in closets, fenced
yd. comm. pool. $1300/mo. Avail. 4/1.
house flat. Large kitchen/ appliances, ce-
ramic tile. Lots of closets. Close to Beach-
es/ Mayport. 64 West 5th St., $1000/mo,
ATLANTIC BEACH, quiet 2BR/1BA, ga-
rage, W/D, appliances. $895/mo., 1st, last,
deposit. (904)613-7438.
marsh front lot. Owner pays lawn care.
Near school, many amenities. $2100/mo.
JAX BEACH, walk to ocean, 4/2 remod-
eled, $1475.mo., 18 Sandra' Dr.,
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd.,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. 1yr.
lease. 904-534-5541.
4BR/2BA, new carpet/ paint, 2car garage.
$1550/mo. (904)735-8668.
fenced yard, $995/mo. Call 221-0612.
1800sf w/200sf sunroom; 2 car garage,
fenced yard. 679 Selva Lakes Cir.
$1500/mo. +dep. 372-9416 or 534-4165.
JAX BEACH, Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf.
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer,
fenced yard, lawn service, great neighbor-
hood. $1500/mo. 568-0428.

SUMMER SANDS, 208 Windswept Circle.
2BR/2.5BA for sale or rent. $219K/
$1175/mo. Avail. Apr 15. (904)246-6043.
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage,'$1200/mo., 242-9173. -"... I .I
TIME! 2BR/2BA Condo. Gated Riverfront
community, across river from Stadium.
Lease $895/mo. No pets. 733-7596 or
UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
Brisas, 601-South 1st Street. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Available Immediately. Call
1BR/1BA, GROUND floor, fireplace, W/D,
2 pools, full gym, beach shuttle and ac-
cess. $800/mo. 294-1237.
PV CONDO 2 BR newly remodeled, 1 car
garage, $950/mo. Top Sell Realty
PONTE VEDRA, Excellent 2BR/2BA, 2nd
floor, tree views all rooms, neutral colors,
almost new appliances/ carpet, high ceil-
ings, W/D, fireplace, garage. Walk to
beach. $1100/mo. Janet Wells, 635-6375.
JAX BEACH-. The Palms, gated,
2 BR/ 2 BA new luxury condo. Vaulted
ceilings, washer / dryer, pool & fitness.
Only $1000/ mo. (904) 472-4039.
920sf, WD, WIC, 9ft ceilings, solarium,
gated community, over looking pool &
lake. Tons of amenities, Avail. April 1st.
Ocean Grove, clean and updated, 1/1,
ground fir., $775/mo. 2/2, 3rd fir. $995/mo.
The Palms, furnished 2/2, $1100/mo. un-
furn. 2/2 $1050/mo. JAX BCH- Valencia,
Irg. new, spacious 3/2 3rd fir. $1800/mo.
SO'SIDE- Kendall Pointe- 2/2.5,
$1000/mo., like new. Florida Coastal Real-
ty: (904)249-7676 #2.

OCEANFRONT totally renovated, fumish-
ed 4BR/ 2BA condo, long or short term.
Marsh Landing CC home also available.

Atlantic Beach or PVB, $650/mo. Call
June, 994-3608.
PVB HOUSE to share; furnished or unfur-
nished, HBO, W/D, $500/mo +1/3 electric.
No pets. 273-8633.
OLD A.B. 1/2 block to ocean, own bed-
room and full bath, furnished, 1/2 rent and
1/2 utilities, 241-4795.
ROOMMATE NEEDED. Large bedroom
w/full bath, W/D, full cable, fireplace, out-
door cooking area w/firepit. Adequate
parking as well. Serious inquiries only.
$550/mo. 329-5448.
N. ATLANTIC Beach/ Spectacular Ocean-
front, THE BLUFFS. SHARE huge 2700sf
luxurious tri-level home. Furnished,
decks, private garden, entries & parking.
Huge pool, wooded & secluded. $850/mo.
incl. free long distance, util., platinum ca-
ble, wireless HS networking. 12 mos
lease. Will consider short-term at in-
creased rent. Avail. now, 716-4232.
quiet home. Weekly or monthly. 333-2624.
CLEAN, FULLY furnished house, 9 blocks
to beach. No smoking. $550/mo. includes
utilities. More info, 247-0354.

JAX BEACH, $125/wk. +$100/deposit (in-
cludes utilities). Full use of house. Call
OFF MAYPORT Road, $450/mo. cable &
utilities included, 923-6482.

tion area on Beach Blvd. $375/mo, in-
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
net, 465-2505.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room office, $375/mo. TDO Management,
OFFICE SPACE for rent, 3 rooms, shared
reception/ waiting area, shared kitchen/
break area. Centralized beaches location
behind Harry's Seafood Restaurant, 401
9th Ave. N. 247-3777.
2 NEW professional furnished office
spaces next to Mayo Clinic. 10'x13.5'
each. $550/mo. each. Connie 223-0035.
FREE RENT- Office Space for Lease,
500sf. to 3500sf., OSCEOLA PROF.
CNTR. across from Bonefish Grill.
OFFICE SPACE available for rent at 1171
Beach Blvd between Penman Rd and
A1A. Please call 904-993-9268 for de-

700SF AND 1600SF, great frontage, great
signage availability, starting @ $700/mo.
Call 993-4011.

COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. South, Jax Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880.
ATLANTIC BCH, 4300sf office/ retail
building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.

MAYPORT RD warehouse space,
$575/mo. 514-1090, 247-5334.

FREE TO good home, 2yr old Chihuahua
Call 910-4039.
FRANCES OF Assisi, very affectionate
juvenile male, neutered, tabby cat wants a
home. 242-0607.


PONTE VEDRA Bch, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf w/
garage. Villa Del Mar. $850/mo incl. cable
& water. (904)545-3156.

7 MONTH fawn Pug puppy Needs good
home & family w/lots of time. Has papers.
$600. (904)563-3542.

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

THE PALMS at Marsh Landing, newly ren-
ovated 1/1; partially furnished, $875/mo.
Call Maryanne, (904)537-6161.
3BR/ 2BA condo, S. Jax Bch. Great loca-
tion. Hardwood floors, frplc., vaulted ceil-
ings, $1200/mo. Call (904)703-0986.

OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint,
great location, $900/mo, McGuire Mort-
gage, 246-9915.
JAX BEACH 14th Ave. N. 1BR/1BA,
1 block to beach. Non-smolker. $895/mo.
$200 OFF 1st month. Luxurious newer
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. ONLY $825/mo.
2BR/ 1BA, w/garage in PVB; $975/mo.;
walk to bars, restaurants, beach, golf.
Pets OK. 424-7396
PONTE VEDRA Lakes Townhouse re-
modeled, 2BR/2.5BA, on lake, end unit,
pool, tennis. $950/mo. SCH Consulting,
Inc. Broker (904)710-8858.
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.
PV BEACH, 2BR/2BA. newly remodeled,
brand new kitchen appliances, new floors,
washer & dryer, screened patio, fireplace,
parking space, lake view, 1st floor. Com-
munity includes: pool, basketball and ten-
nis courts. Great location by ocean, shop-
ping centers, JTB. $1150/mo. Call
ATLANTIC BCH- 2BR/2BA, 1 block from
ocean, $1100/mo, 221-4696.
2BR/2BA, THE Palms, marshview,
$1025/mo. includes water. 434-3456.
SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, Avail 4/1.
$1650/mo. 708-4022.




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hearing, such person may need a record
of the proceedings, and, for such purpose,
such person may need to ensure a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal-is to be
BL 3/19/08

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

ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available. Financial aid if
qualified. (866)858-2121
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @beachesleader.com
AIRLINES ARE Hiring Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified.
Job placement assistance. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.

Needed for Home Health and Hospice
Shifts:-startingatL$19/hrApply withNort
Flonaia He.ain ., Services, at
Aw, NFHS'ori.ne comrn or call us at
k-? '41 .i656
Office Cleaners needed, early and late
nights. Car and phone a must. Call 273-

Weekends only in the Assisted Living Fa-
cility at a Premier Retirement Community.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: jobs@fleetlandlng.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
BASKIN ROBBINS, Atlantic Beach, Cake
Decorator, P/T. Call (904)241-6603.

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.

CHRISTY PLUMBING needs experienced
Journeymen, Servicemen, and Helpers.
Must have drivers license. Drug free work-
place. Call 247-4419, 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri.

w/valid Florida Driver's License. Experi-
ence helpful, but will train. Good salary &
benefits. Apply: Surfside Pools, 313
Beach Blvd., 246-2666, or fax resume:
249-8801, e-mail: julie@surfsidepools.net
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.
Drivers: ASAP! Sign-On Bonus 35-42 cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent Bene-
fits Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR

RELIABLE, experienced, dependable,
hard-working, trustworthy. Carpenter/
Handyman needed F/T. Must be well ex-
perienced in all aspects of maintenance..
Compensation is negotiable and the can-
didate must have references. Apply in per-
son, 315 3rd Ave. N., Jax Bch.
POOL SERVICE Tech. Top pay. Must
have 2 years experience. Good driving re-
cord. Call Pool Pro's. 400-4943. Ask for
SERVERS AND Host/ Hostess needed.
FT/PT Apply within: Thai Room, 1286 S.
3rd St., Jax Beach.
PRIVATE COUNTRY Club now hiring
Chef, Sous Chef, Line Cooks. Apply at:
AL'S PIZZA Atlantic Beach and Ponte Ve-
dra Beach hiring PIT and FIT Servers,
Cashiers and Kitchen Staff. Please apply
in person at either location.
VET TECH, experienced, for busy Animal
Hospital. Apply within 28 Corona Rd.,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person at 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:
personnel@jaxbchfl.net, or visit our
website: www.cojb.jobs Drug free work
environment, EOE, VP.
$420+ per week. Paid weekly. Design
your own daytime hours. Work regular cli-
ents near your home. Must have own
transportation and phone. Experience a
plus. Beaches/ Intracoastal. 242-8235.

FULL time with excellent benefits at Pre-
mier Retirement Community. Applications
available at Fleet Landing Security Gate,
One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
FL 32233; Fax resume to (904)246-9447;
email to: jobs@fleetleanding.com Web-
site at www.fleetlanding.com. EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
PIPE FITTERS, Ship Fitters, Welders (all
types),lnside/ Outside Machinist, Marine
Electricians, willing to travel, long term,

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
NEWLY REMODELED Salon, 2 stations
available, full-time with clientele. Call

Full time. 1pm-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.
school, experienced preferred. Benefits.
249-1204 or fax 241-3550.
Shop has stations for rent. Licensed re-
quired. 910-9106.
SCAFFOLD Erectors, Ironworkers, Car-
penters, Construction Personnel (Skilled
and Unskilled), 726-5661.
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639.
Now offering station rentals.
Stylist and Nail techs.
COUNTER HELP, Dry Cleaners Ponte
Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
CaMIC 0 a r1__1_ nl.. _

FULL-Time all shifts available at a Premier
Retirement Community. Excellent benefit
package, competitive wages, good work-
ing environment. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to
(904)246-9447; email to: jobs@fleetland-
ing.com EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
ist. for Medical Spa. Contact 241-2023.
CUSTOMER SERVICE/ Bookkeeper for
busy beaches printing company. Fax re-
sume 241-7349.
Experienced Line Cooks needed to assist
in all aspects of our successful 10 yr. oper-
ation. Good pay and great people to work
with. If you have tried the rest, come work
with the best. 285-0139.

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

BARBER/SALON 4SALE. Beaches area.
$35k OBO. Call Jenifer, 262-716-1114.

NANNY POPPINS 4 U, is a nanny agency
catering to all your needs. For the perfect
family match call Colette (904)236-6926.
CHILD CARE in my home at Girvin & At-
lantic, Mon.- Fri., ages 2- years,

CERTIFIED WELDER seeks position as
Tack Welder, Domestic Shop, Mechanic
Assistantor General Laborer. 30+ years
experience, references, transportation &
resume. I am a Christian and a hard work-
er. Call Herbert 221-7322.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com
superior care for your loved one. From
handicapped children to the elderly. From
simple companions to nursing services.
Licensed/ Insured and Bonded. Call
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.

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K KAYAK PADDLE-5Werner, graphite, used
once. $150 OBO. 521-8840.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under SOFA $100. GE Washer/ Dryer, excellent
this category please call 904-249-9033 or condition, large load capacity $100ea.
email: classified@beachesleader.com 285-4772 after 6pm..

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.

Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24/7
ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 BO2000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold!

USED SOFABED- free you haul away!
Call Sandra 249-7996.
DRYER, GE, white, used $85. Delivery
available. (904)401-6415.
GOLF CLUBS- Left-handed Odyssey
Putters- #5 mallet $75, 2 ball $75. Callo-
way Hawkeye 11 degree Titanium $75.
and Adams Redline 10.5 degree Titanium
driver $75. 521-8840.
KITCHEN TABLE, w/leaf, chairs, $150;
Ceiling fan, $25. (904)285-4435.
beige, works well $95 cash. Delivery pos-
sible. 241-4012.
BRAND NEW Sleigh Bed, Queensize
w/mattress & boxsprings. $250. 280-8021,
KELLER, KING size bedroom set, paid
$3000, sell for $800 OBO. 221-3270.

GOLF CLUBS-.Calloway, 6mo. old (used
once). X-20 Graphite irons, Big Bertha
driver & 5 wood, Odyssey putter. Right-
handed. Burgundy bag included. All for
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.
36" SONY Triniton TV, Paid $950 Asking
$400. New table w/6 chairs, mahogany
w/padded seats $600 OBO. 683-1244.
w/water/ ice in door, Syrs. old. $400.
RANGE, smooth-top, 4yrs. old. $175.
Both white, great condition. 241-4979.
BUILDINGS FOR Sale! "Rock Bottom Pri-
ces!" 25x30 Now $4800. 25x40 $6100.
30x40 $7300. 35x50 $9990. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900. Others. MANU-
FACTURER DIRECT since 1980... Pio-
neer Steel (800)668-5422.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $175 for
both, 641-9667, 838-5411.
TROLLING MOTOR- Motorguide bow
mount w/removable plate, lyr. old, 82 Ibs.
thrust. $450 OBO. 521-8840.
POWER CHAIR Jet 3 Ultra w/oxygen
holder. Gently used indoors $800. Scott
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 lhp whirlpool pumps,
$125 each; 2 Air Supply of the Future
whirlpool pump w/600 watt heater, $150
each. Call 591-0170.
PINBALL MACHINE. Bally'Midway, 8 ball
champ. Antique. Works but need repairs.
$250, 699-3006.
MOVING SALEI Furniture, leather sofa,
glass-tops, mirrors,, much more. Priced
well, No junk. All must go! Joe 285-4201

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

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

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

7:30AM, SATURDAY, 11 Sandra Dr.
visit: www.craigslist.com for details
FRIDAY 8AM-?, 615 16th AVe. South,
Furniture including wrought iron, art
scenes on windows pnd bifolds, shell mir-
rors & original art.
BIG YARD SALEI Sat., 8-?, 3620 Eunice
Rd. (Isle of Palms). Lot of plants, dresser.

SATURDAY 8AM-1PM, 387 Plaza, bas-
kets, toys, stuffed animals, much else.

MUST MOVE Sale! 2446 Lorraine Ct. N.
LAtrium, Household stuff, antiques, furni-
ture, designer clothes. Friday, Saturday,

ESTATE SALE, March 22nd, 8-5pm,
882 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Bch.

14' FIBERGLASS Tomboy, 25Merc out-
board, swivel seats and live well. $1800
OBO. (904)270-1082 Iv. msg.
12' BOAT, 4hp motor, 12-16' trailer. $2000
OBO. Call 721-3787.

2002 HD Hugger, Mint condition, wind-
shield, saddlebags, forward pegs. Only
3464 miles. $5000. 2002 HONDA REBEL
250, red, excellent condition. 9251 miles,
$1500. 568-7139.

1989 32FT Motorhome 59,500 miles.
Runs/drives great. $11,500. 744-5900.

1994 GMC Safari Van, $1000 OBO. Call
1999 FORD F150 Pickup. $5500. Call
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

1994 FORD Tempo, 97,000 miles, auto-
matic, A/C,. $1700 OBO. 307-9640.
1966 MUSTANG, red. Runs great. $2800.
Call (904)635-0597.
WANTED: RECENT year pre-owned
Nissan/ Toyota w/low miles. Car/ SUV.
2003 SUZUKI Vitara SUV, excellent con-
dition, 4-cyl, great on gas, must sell, best
offer over $8000. Call Maxine 710-8520.

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GOING AWAY" L~I u- .ar .:.r your
home. "IN LIEU OF YOU" 285-4131.
Serving Beaches and Ponte Vedra
20 years.
YARD .WORK, clean- windows/ gutters,
etc. Call (904)642-4335, (904)568-6335,
PET SITTING, your baby a guest in my
home. 294-1237.
side Out Interior Consulting (904)879-
5253 some local areas require area code!

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

ATTENTION SMALL business owners:
Need help with Quickbooks? Monthly
Reconcilations, Financial Reports, Payroll,
Tax Filing, and more. Free consultation.

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IF YOU are interested in advertising under MASTER DRYWALL- small jobs, hang/
this category please call 904-249-9033 or finish/ textures. Call Jack 652-5359. Lic.,
email: classified@beachesleader.com 20yrs exp.

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IRRIGATION AND Landscape Installa- POOL CLEANING- quality service, rea-
tions and Repair. Free Quotes, Ask For .sonable rates. avid's Pool Service,
Scott. (904)303-3779. 285-0240.

Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.
Rates, Free Estimates & References. Call
J.W. Downs (cell) 626-5234 or 246-8344.

Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. (904)524-8660.
LAWN & Tree Service. No job too big or
small. Good rates. Call 904-254-7403.
Blow from $20. Free Analysis/ Estimate.
LAWN PREP or Re Sod, great prices.
(904)334-6091, Bob.
30 YEARS experience, all types of lawn
care, Call 334-1931.

dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.

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

ices. Anything from A to Z. Serving the
beaches for 24 years. 853-6036.
COUNTERTOPS- SOLID Surface refinish-
ing.'Granite repair. Residential and com-
mercial. Kitchens and baths. Cell
(904)229-4627. Office (904)424-4090.

ices: Carpentry, rough to finish, Drywall,
Texturing, Painting, Tile, Renovations,
Honest,Dependable. Rick (904)885-0164.

For all your Home Improvement needs.
Professional Painters and Carpenters on
staff. 25yrs. experience. 568-8335 or

5th year anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
-904-755-7403. CCC1326983.
ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #cCC1325888. Member BBB

area, 6hrs/ nightly, some weekends re-
quired. $8 her hour. Call Sarah

applications, house calls, training, repairs,
upgrades, websites, graphics Free phone
tech. 904-249-3034 or email:

I AM looking for a babysitter for summer
vacation, M-F, to come into my home.
Please call 853-5226 for more information.


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Nease Navy gets inspection

The annual military inspec-
tion of the Nease Navy Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps
was conducted at Nease March
6, with the Navy Band,
Southeast Region, providing
accompaniment for the Pass In
Review Dress Parade held in
Nease Stadium.
Inspection of individual

cadets began at 8:45 a.m., fol-
lowed by the dress parade at-11
a.m. and exhibitions by the
unarmed drill team and the
armed drill team.
Capt. Robert Young, Nease
senior naval science instructor,
congratulated parents in the
audience for the job their
cadets were doing and the vol-
unteer support they provided
to the unit.

Also speaking was Capt. F.
Matthew Straughan, com-
mander, Navy Region
Southeast, who did the inspec-
The Nease NJROTC unit,
established in 1993, has
received the Distinguished
Unit Award for each of the past
12 years and was the top unit
in Area 12 the past three years.


Gathering before the Nease Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps annual inspection are
members of the company staff in charge of the parade, Will Zapala (from left), Marina Petrova,
Nick Nunn, Alex Alpert, Kameron Wright and (in front) battalion commander Curtis Fornes


Nease men raise funds
Nease Senior Men's garage
sale Saturday raised more
than $1,200, which will go
toward a home ownership
fund for Al Albury, a Nease
maintenance worker.
A March 31 golf tourna-
ment on the Lagoon- Course
of the Ponte Vedra Inn &
Club also will benefit the

Nease artists winners
Four Nease High students
were winners is the recent St.
Johns All-County High
School Art Show displayed in
St. Augustine.
Taking.first place were Lana
Pancoast for her jewelry and
Brooke Lockerman in ceram-
Paisley Andrews placed sec-
ond for her ceramics, and
Kari Reed took third place in
An awards ceremony was
held Sunday at the St
Augustine Art Association:
Best in Show wen to John
Kirisimago from Pedro

Brooke Lockerman

Paisley Andrews

Menendez High School.
Top employee named
Lisa Burney, administrative
secretary and bookkeeper at
Osceola Elementary School in

St. Augustine, was named St.
Johns County's 2007-2008
School-Related Employee of
the Year at a reception.
Thursday at First Coast
Technical College.

photo submitted
The University of North Florida Chamber Singers will close the academic year by performing on
Tuesday, March 25, at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. The 7 p.m. is part of the 2008
music series, sponsored by the Friends of the Library-Ponte Vedra Beach.

S, .t v is here!

The Beaches Leader, Ponte Vedra Leader present


Happy as from yourlocal
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David Pesterfield, CFP &
Paul Ross
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221-9170 A Full Service Salon For Hair, Nails &
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Dr. Frank Houser, For Your Family Eye Care
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Fit & De-stress at any age 221-3036 Products For Healthy Living 221 -1510
Of All Your Family Pets 221-9177
TRUDY'S HALLMARK Cards, Gifts, Always Ready to Assist You
Stationery, Party Supplies & Collectibles 221-0522
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Dealer of Chronoswiss & Alpina watches Cleaned & Pressed Look
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