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 26, 2008
Copyright Date: 2009
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Midweek Edition *( March 26, 2008

Vol. 45, No. 80 Serving the communities

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

An edition of The Beaches Leader

qeptune Beach and Mayport since 1963 50


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Mike Luke shows the 22-
pound mule snapper he
caught Friday aboard the
Bad Company with Captain
Lewis Rogers. See B-2.

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Ballet teacher Dawn Wolf (from left) demonstrates as Anne Case (reflection hidden) copies her moves Friday at the
Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Next in line are classmates Cynthia Kowitski, Faeryn Lee and Natalie
Decker, all 3-year-old ballerinas getting ready for a recital June 7 at Landrum Middle School.Another photo, A-3.

Turf joins

stream of

H20 woes

As wrangling continued this week over a
proposal to pull from the St. Johns River for
thirsty Central Florida, a Palm Valley resi-
dent questioned why lawns continue to be
irrigated with drinking water.
The issue arose at Monday's meeting of
the Ponte Vedra Beaches Coalition, when
St. Johns County's utility director said the
county suggests people dig wells to water
their lawns but does not limitithe depth of
those wells.
That means wells can be dug hundreds of
feet deep, possibly tapping into the dwin-
dling Floridan Aquifer, a major source of
potable water in the state.
"Something's wrong that there's no [well
depth] limit," Mary Kohnke said to Bill
Young, director of the county Utility
Young said the county's rules are based

See WATER, A-3 0-

Trey Yoman makes his first
attempt on a potter's wheel
last week during a showcase
of visual and performing arts
at Nease High School. See
more photos, A-10.

Book fair

benefits Nease
Purchases this weekend at
Barnes & Noble at St. Johns
Town Center may benefit
Nease High School, which is
taking part in several activi-
ties at the book store.
Al Albury, a member of the
Nease custodial staff, will
sign copies of his book,
"Gruff: Providence," from 6
p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Nease Jazz Ensemble
will entertain Friday evening,
and the Nease Guitar Club
will present an acoustic guitar
duo 3 p.m.to 5 p.m. Saturday.
On Sunday, teams of stu-
dents and faculty will com-
pete in a game, "So You
Think You Know a Lot About
Reading, from 2 p.m. to 3
p.m., and the Nease
Saxophone Quartet will
entertain from 4 p.m. to 7
Use Nease ID #241117
when buying books.


artist to visit

Sylvester Wells, one of the
original Highwaymen artists,
will visit the Ponte Vedra
Beach Branch Library
Monday to demonstrate his
techniques by creating an
original artwork from start to
The event begins at 5 -p.m.,
and the public is invited.
The artists that came to be
known as the Highwaymen
emerged in the 1950s. They
were a group of young,
untrained African-American
landscape painters who trav-
eled throughout Florida sell-
ing their paintings out of the
trunks of their cars.
They created idyllic, quick-
ly realized images of the
Florida dream and peddled
some 100,000 of them.
Working with inexpensive
materials, the Highwaymen
produced landscapes depict-
ing a romanticized Florida -
wind-swept palm trees, bil-
lowing clouds, wetlands,
lakes, rivers, ocean, and set-
ting sun.

With paintings still wet,
they loaded their cars and
traveled the state's east coast,
selling the images door-to-
door and store-to-store, in
restaurants, offices, court-
houses, and bank lobbies.
Sometimes characterized as
motel art, the work is a
hybrid form of landscape
painting. At first, the paint-
ings sold like boom-time real
estate. In succeeding decades,
however, they were con-
signed to attics and garage
They were rediscovered in
the mid-1990s and today
they are recognized as the
work of American folk artists.
The Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library is located at
101 Library Blvd., just south
of Solana Road off State Road
A1A North in Ponte Vedra
Beach. For more informa-
tion, call 827-6950.
Source: "The Highwaymen:
Florida's African-American,
Landscape Painters" by Gary

photo by ROB DeANGELO
A Nease High player tries for a play during the Panthers' loss
to Bartram Trail Monday. See Sports, B-1.

pr, oi by CHuC't AAMD.A
Guests await dinner Saturday at the annual military ball of the Nease High Naval Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps. See A-7.

Pilot glass curbside project

is spur for other recycling

Glass recycling has
returned to northern St.
Johns County in the form of
a pilot program to determine
if glass recycling should be
continued and expanded to
include the entire county.
Public Works officials
decided to reinstate the pro-
gram, which began Feb. 1,
because residents lobbied for
its return after it was discon-
tinued in 2003.
Joe Stephenson, Public
Works director for St. Johns
County, said residents had
asked him to return glass
recycling since solid waste
became part of Public Works
in May.
"Some of the first questions
I got were about glass recy-
cling and why it wasn't being.
done," Stephenson said in a
telephone interview.
"Glass is one of the most
expensive and difficult objects
to recycle," said Chris
Benjamin, environmental
coordinator for solid waste in
St. Johns County. "Glass is
heavy; it costs more to trans-
port than plastic, cardboard or
Recycling glass is not very
cost-effective, which is the

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This [glass recy-
cling]' is some-
thing that's very
ingrained in the
American psyche.

Chris Benjamin
environmental coordi-
nator for St. Johns
County solid waste

main reason it was stopped in
St. Johns County in 2003. In
fact, glass recycling programs
nationwide are being halted
for the same reasons, accord-
ing to Benjamin.
"Despite the fact that logic
would tell you maybe this
[glass recycling] is something
we need to let go of and con-
centrate on other things, this
is something that's very
ingrained in the American
psyche," said Benjamin.
"Everywhqre it's been taken
away, people have made a fuss
about it."

Whether the pilot program
leads to permanent recycling
depends on several factors.
First, officials must deter-
mine whether the glass that
is recycled ends up back in
the trash. If that happens,
the county actually pays to
have the glass both picked
up for recycling and disposed
of at the landfill.
"We don't have any reason
to believe that has happened
or would happen,"
Stephenson said.
The program also could be
jeopardized if Seaboard
Waste Systems, the company
that handles solid waste for
northern St. Johns County,
finds it is more cost-effective
to have the glass disposed of
in a landfill instead of recy-
cling it.
Most importantly, though,
people have to actually use
the glass recycling program
for it to be worth anything.
So far, residents seem to be
taking advantage of the pro-
gram. More than 1,920 new
recycling bins were delivered
to customers in February,
according to Tom Manuel, St.
Johns County Commission
chairman and representative
for Ponte Vedra Beach.
See GLASS, A-3 )-


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March 26, 2008

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Use air gun cautiously

Various types of air-powered
guns including, but not limit-
ed to BB guns, pellet guns,
paint ball guns, and other
types of guns that shoot vari-
ous types of projectiles, are
"toy" guns, but are still consid-
ered dangerous. According to
Atlantic Beach officials, the
air-powered guns are not con-
sidered to be firearms, but they
are regulated under the City
The air-powered guns manu-
factured today are not like the
old "Red Rider"BB guns, police
said. The new air-powered
guns are capable of firing pro-
jectiles at high speeds, which
may endanger animals,people
and property.
The Atlantic Beach City
Code prohibits discharging
any firearms including any air

gun, air rifle, air pistol or any
similar device within the City.
Additionally, many of these
"toy"guns are designed to look
like real firearms. As a result,
they often create fear in citi-
zens who observe these
devices being carried in a pub-
lic place.The Code prohibits
anyone from carrying or dis-
playing any replica or facsimi-
le of a firearm in a manner or
at a location which would
injure, annoy or create fear in
the general public or in any
The city's Police Department
encourages citizens to recog-
nize the dangers, limitations,
and responsibilities associated
with these devices.
Additional information can
be obtained from Detective
Tiffany Layson at 247-5859.

It has been more than a year since Sandra Drive residents asked the city of Jacksonville
Beach to help protect their residential neighborhood from the many drivers who use it as a
shortcut rather than deal with the many traffic lights on South 3rd Street. Little has been
done by the city, but drivers looking for a quick ride are often stymied by the number of
neighborhood cars parked on both sides of Sandra Drive between Osceola and 22nd
Avenue South. The resulting throughway makes passage particularly difficult, especially
when two vehicles are headed in opposite directions.

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lKoi will heon display

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enced Koi keepers. Get club
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related Equipment. Special Koi
Handling Seminar at 11 a.m.
Pick up new fish at the Koi
Auction starting at 1 p.m. Hot
dogs, drinks, and ice cream on
site. For more info call Steve
904 626-5225 or Dan 904 269-
0401. Visit the club's website

In an effort to highlight the importance of advance health-care planning by recognizing
April 16 has been named the first National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).
As a participating organization, Haven Hospice is providing information on how to deter-
mine your wishes and communicate them to your family, friends and health-care providers.
In addition, Haven is providing a free, easy-to-follow planning kit.
I Haven Hospice is offering this free information including Five Wishes advance directive
forms, stickers and buttons on April 1 at Pablo Towers, 115 S. 3rd St., from 2 to 3 p.m.
The Five Wishes document, which meets legal requirements in 40 states including Florida,
enables people to express how they want to be treated should they become seriously ill and
unable to speak for themselves.
For more information about National Healthcare Decision Day, please visit www.national-
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Members of the North
Florida Koi Club will have a
Young Koi Show on Saturday,
April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Orange Park Town Hall
located at U.S. 17 and Kingsley
Avenue. Members only are
permitted to show fish. See
these beautifully colored
"Jewels of the Orient. Meet
some of Florida's most experi-

Calling all artists

The city of Atlantic Beach
has issued a Call to Artists.
April 4 is the deadline to
apply for Arts in the Park,
which will be presented by
Atlantic Beach. The fifth
annual juried event with
prizes will be held from 11
a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 at

Johasen Park. The $50 fee
gives local artists an opportu-
nity to exhibit, teach and sell
their works of art in a natural
For information, contact
Timmy Johnson or Jolyn
Johnson at 247-5828 or at

There's an alternative to water?

Alternative water supply
projects in the east-central
Florida area will be the focus
of a meeting in Sanford this
Friday. The session will
involve public water supply
utilities with interests in
developing alternative water
supply projects.
Hosted by the St. Johns
River Water Management
District, this meeting contin-
ues a process of identifying
and discussing the feasibility
of various alternative water
supply projects. Alternative
water supply projects are iden-
tified in the District Water
Supply Plan as a means to
meet future water supply
In July 2007, more than 30

utilities met in Orlando to
align interested entities with
alternative water supply
sources and projects.
Following that meeting, 25
utilities and local govern-
ments committed their inten-
tions to study various alterna-
tive water supply projects and
several smaller technical
meetings have been held on
each potential project since
that time.
Friday's meeting will be
held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at the Seminole County
Commission Chambers, 1101
E. First. St., room 1028, in
Sanford. The public is invited
to attend and an opportunity
for public comment will be

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40,000 87.06
50,000 97.86
100,000 151.86
Of totals, $ 27.80
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Source: Bill Young, director of St. Johns County utilities

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P WATER, from A-1

on information from the St. Johns River
Water Management District, but Kohnke
questioned the wisdom of relying on the
water management district, which is
mired in its own problems.
"I think the judgment of the Water
Management District has really been
thrown into serious disarray," Kohnke
St. Johns County is only one of the
entities that has challenged the district's
proposal to removed millions of gallons
daily from the St. Johns River for water
needs of Central Florida.
A conflict assessment meeting set for
March 25 between St. Johns County and
St. Johns River Water Management
District staff was canceled when district
lawyers advised against it.
"It's only common sense not to be

sucking water out of the aquifer when
you can get water out of 30 feet," said
Kohnke, who said she has a deep well on
her property along the Intracoastal
Shallow wells, which are less than 50
feet deep, are typically used for lawn irri-
gation, according to a fact sheet from the
Water Management District.
Deeper wells those between 50 feet
and 300 feet are used for drinking
water because they are "less susceptible to
contamination from the land surface,"
according to the fact sheet.
Kohnke said she does not irrigate her
lawn, a concept endorsed by Coalition
vice president Marcy Silkebaken.
"Personally, I don't think we should be
irrigating," said Silkebaken. "I think we
should be changing our practices. We

don't all need St. Augustine grass," she
said, referring to a grass commonly used
that does not, do well in drought condi-
Young said the county created a con-
servation rate structure to discourage use
of drinking water for lawn irrigation. (See
chart at left.)
Customers of the county Utility
Department which includes many in
Ponte Vedra Beach are charged escalat-
ing amounts per 1,000 gallons as usage
escalates. That fee structure led to about a
10 percent reduction in average residen-
tial consumption, Young said.
But not everyone is easily convinced to
practice water conservation, Young said.
"Try telling the guy in Marsh Landing
* that he doesn't need St. Augustine grass,"
Young said. "That's a hard sell."

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Ballerinas in Dawn Wolf's (left) class for 3-year-olds at the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach pose during Friday's class. They
are Natalie Decker (from left), Faeryn Lee, Anne Case and Cynthia Kowitski.

Police work to flush out beach campers

by LIZA MITCHELL from where they had been
y STAFFW T camping at the 5th Avenue
South walkover, near Latham
Breaking waves, children Plaza.
building sandcastles and people Also, four transients were
collecting. seashells are all famil- ,-arrested and charged with
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-As the weather warms, dingy Avenue North. :
blankets, empty beer cans, back- Most of those individuals
packs stuffed under walkovers were previously warned for
and people camping overnight camping in 'other locations,
on the sand also become com- City Manager George Forbes
monplace. noted in his current events
Jacksonville Beach police are memorandum.
continuing efforts to flush out Sgt. Thomas Bingham said
transients camping under beach last week the oceanfront patrol
walkovers. is part of an annual attempt to
On several occasions this curb criminal activity by tran-
month, city officials said, police sients.
told homeless people to move Last summer, an 18-year-old

woman was raped around 8
p.m. by a transient as she
walked on the beach and talked
to her boyfriend on her cell
Police said in a report of that
incident that the victim's
boyfriend heard her scream
before the line went dead and
he called police. The man was
actively raping her when offi-
cers arrived at the scene.
Rousting transients from
beneath the beach walkovers
also enforces the city's no camp-
ing ordinance.
"We are putting more focus
on it," Bingham said. "With
spring and the warmer tempera-
tures, we refocus our attention

All smiles

A group of ladies
gathers Thursday on
the veranda at the
Players Community
Senior Center, Ponte
'Vedra Beach, as they
pose for photographs
in their Easter bon-
nets. The day also
included a visit from
the Easter bunny.
photo by CHUCK ADAMS

Pilot program may be extended

- GLASS, from A-1
The glass program may be
spurring residents to recycle
other materials, as well.
"Since there's glass recycling
going on now, it's had a trick-
le-down effect, and residents
are recycling more overall,"
said Lawree Turner of Seaboard
Waste Systems.
Turner also said the feedback
has been all positive so far.
"[Residents] are excited
they're recycling glass," said
Public Works hasn't had
much feedback about the pro-
gram yet, but Stephenson said
that's a good thing.
"If we wete having prob-
lems, we would expect to hear
something," he said. "People
don't usually call up to say
everything's going great."
Residents feel really good
about it, according to Manuel.
"It makes people feel like
they're making a contribu-
The environment may bene-
fit from the program, as well.
In 2005, glass made up 2.5
percent of total landfill weight
in the county, or 6,224 tons of
waste, according to a St. Johns
County landfill report. Unlike
some other wastes, glass does

not break down and safely re-
enter the environment.
But with glass recycling
being done again, 56 fewer
tons of waste made it to the
landfills in February compared
with the same period last year,
according to Turner.
That means extension of the
life of the landfill, Manuel
In addition, glass is made
entirely out of nontoxic mate-
rials and can be recycled an
unlimited number of times
without any loss in purity or
quality, according to the Glass
Packing Institute.
Recycled glass is also being
ground up and added to sand
to help restore beaches, said
Recycling glass protects the
raw materials used to create it,
with the potential of reducing
pollution and costs associated
with manufacturing glass,
according to Turner.
Turner said the savings at
the manufacturing plants
trickle down to products that
consumers purchase, saving
them money in the long run.
But could the energy and
money savings be wishful

"The amount of energy
involved in recycling and
transporting glass is the same
as making .it from scratch,"
said Benjamin.
Recycled glass is worth about
$25 per ton, Benjamin said,
adding that it costs more than
$25 per ton to transport it for
Also, glass must be separated
by color and often breaks dur-
ing transport, making the sep-
aration process more difficult.
Any savings will be evaluat-
ed when the pilot program
ends Oct. 1. If the program is
continued and extended
throughout the rest of the
county, it will definitely cost
the taxpayers money, said
A full glass recycling pro-
gram will have residents pay-
ing a little extra in the county-
wide trash collection fee,
which is part of a person's
annual county tax bill.
The estimated cost for the
program, according to
Stephenson, will be an addi-
tional $15.36 a year per house-
Matt Olsen is a communica-
tions student at the
University of North Florida.

on the problem."
Adopted in 1999, the ordi-
nance prohibits camping in
public or sleeping on the beach
and prohibits sleeping on the
beach or in in a vehicle between
the hours of 11 p.mr. and 6 a.m.
from 16th' Avenue South' and
20th Avenue North.

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Letters to the editor:

Thanks for supporting the arts

To the editor:
Thank you for your leader-
ship in speaking clearly about
the issues surrounding the pro-
posed PE bill and the bill's
shortcomings [3-19-08 State
wrong to sacrifice the arts for
PE mandate]e.
As we struggle to provide a
rich and balanced education,

one which includes meaning-
ful studies in the arts, to our
Duval students, it is encourag-
ing to have advocates such as
your paper speaking out in

Martha McManus
Education Programs,
Cultural Council

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More letters to the editor:

.Designers limit design, not the 35-foot height limit

good of the city based on fair-
ly robust growth should be
what is the driving force here,
and not the interest of a loud
And now, for a few votes in
an election coming up, Art
Graham is now changing his
vote; a vote he made earlier
for progress in Jacksonville. It
seems the courage of his con-
victions only matters if an
election is not at stake. Just
another hit to political
courage that once was the
stuff of America. A courage
that no longer exist at any
level of our governments in
the modern "get elected at all
costs" genre today.
Great job Mr. Graham; get
you elected at all costs! Never
mind the true needs of the
city, business in general, job
growth and serving the
growth of our beautiful city.
Next you should run out to
Mayport and support the few
hundred people that want to
keep that community mired
in the 1500's with a "coal
camp" look as well. If you
don't know what a "coal
camp" look is, just pull up
any pictures on the internet
of Appalachia. Or you could
just rent the movie
"Matewan" and you will get
the picture.
Jim Walker
Ponte Vedra Beach

To the editor:
I am writing in response
to recent comments made
by Community
Redevelopment Agency
member Terry Simmons in
the March 19 Beaches Leader
Mr. Simmons stated the
35-foot height limit is to
blame -for d-evelopments
with flat roofs and no archi-
tectural embellishments.
Planning Director Steve
Lindorff stated that now all
buildings are short, fat and

flat" and before the height
limit they were tall and
skinny and I would add "
flat". I would like to point
out that there are many
examples in our city of high
rise buildings over .35 feet
with flat roofs and no
embellishments such as the
Metropolitan, Surfside con-:
Pelican Point, Oceania,
Waters Edge, Waterford,
Ocean 14, And South Shore.
It is important to note that
there is no way to require

that any developments have
sloped roofs and architectur-
al embellishments since our
city does not have architec-
tural guidelines for develop-
As we can see regardless of
height limits, 35 feet or 80
feet, the design, flat or not; it
is left to the architects .and

Terry DeLoach
Chairman, Jacksonville
Beach Planning

Be absolutely clear on what height limit really limits

To the editor:
In a Beaches Leader article
published on March 19,
2008 about the Jax Beach
Community Redevelopment
Agency's (CRA) approval of
the Shivam hotel at Beach
and 3rd St., the article stated
that agency-., member.. Mr.
Terry Simmons "said their
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." The article
also quoted Mr. Simmons as
saying "It is too bad that
there is no relief for that"
and "there is no slope in the
It is important that our
CRA members understand
the height limit so they can
provide accurate and factual
information in the CRA pub-

lic meetings. Below is the
exact text. for the height
limit from the Jacksonville
Beach Charter. I hope this
will help everyone under-
stand that the height limit
DOES provide an allowance
for sloped roofs [see (2)(b)]
as well as architectural
embellishments [see (2)(c)]-; .
Section 52 Zoning
(2) (a) In order to fur-
ther protect the public
health, safety, general wel-
fare, and aesthetics, no new
building height shall exceed
thirty-five (35) feet, nor shall
any existing building be
altered to cause it to exceed a
building height of thirty-five
(35) feet.
(b) Building height
means the vertical distance
from the elevation of the
crown of the road of the
nearest adjacent roadway at

Driver who killed dog traumatized a

To the editor:
Many of you who walk,
ride, stroll or just enjoy Beach
Avenue in Atlantic Beach are
probably familiar with fami-
lies that live on and around
14th Street and Beach
Avenue. In a three-block
radius there are about 30 chil-
dren, ranging in ages from 2
years to 13 years old. On any
given day, there are often
more than a dozen children
playing in the street there.
The parents congregate and
socialize while we greet
When I tell people where I
live they often respond, "Oh
yeah, I've seen all those kids
out there! They are lucky to
live there." We agree. Our
children-iare blessed enough
to be able to ride bikes, skate
board, play football and
enjoy themselves with all of
their friends. It is like a good
old-fashioned neighborhood
where the kids are outside
until dark. The people in our

neighborhood know each
other and watch out for each
other. This Christmas we even
joined together to raise
money to give gifts to the
children of Donner Park.
Unfortunately, our lovely
neighborhood recently had a
tragic event. This past
Sunday, while several chil-
dren were outside playing, a
woman driving down Beach
Avenue ran over a neighbor-
hood dog. Not only did she
run over the dog two times,
but she also did not stop to
help the dog or the children
left to deal with the dying
pet. Despite the fact that an
observer chased the driver
with her bike for several
blocks, the driver of the car
continued to drive and never
-stopped to apologize .or
acknowledge what she had
Marlin, the dog who was
hit, had to be put to sleep due
to his extensive injuries. The
children of our neighborhood

File a tax return to get an economic s

To the editor:
The IRS needs special help
this year from the public.
Starting in May, economic
stimulus payments of up to
$600 for individuals
($1,200 for married couples)
will be issued by the IRS.
Parents also get $300 for each
eligible child.
To get a payment, people
must file a 2007 tax return.
That's it.

But here's where the IRS
needs help. Millions of peo-
ple are eligible but may not
know it. These are certain
retirees, disabled vets and
low-wage workers who nor-
mally don't file a tax return.
This year, they must file to
receive a stimulus payment.
People can help them-
selves, friends or family by
helping us spread the word.
People who have at least

Are you a Beaches resident who has an opinion ab
If you are interested in writing a guest column foi

To the editor:
What's wrong with this pic-
First came the Airport!
Then just as happens at every
municipal airport all across
the country, progress hap-
pens, needs change and safety
concerns and issues appear.
The airport is required to
change, to expand due to
growth of the area, to remain
relevant if it is to serve the
community properly. .
ut- for reasons only they
Snow, people build homes
near the airport. They cer-
tainly knew the airport was
._there.. --They certainly knew
that nothing stays the same;
it either gets better or it gets
worse. They certainly knew
that if Jacksonville grows,
then the municipal airport
would need to grow with it.
Well, that is exactly what
has happened to the beautiful
city of Jacksonville. It has
grown significantly and now
there is a clear and present
need for Craig Municipal
Field to increase its runway
and to grow with. the city.
But alas, those few people
with the lack of foresight who
built or purchased homes of
all places, right next to the
airport expect all progress to
cease for their benefit. Never
'mind that the airport came
first! Never mind that the



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Captain Floyd is

really due tribute
To the editor:
Captain Walter Floyd, an icon in
the Mayport Fishing Village, died
recently at age 86. Captain Walter
was a decorated combat veteran of
WWII and a member of our
nation's rapidly declining
"Greatest Generation." When I
was a young man, I had a propen-
sity for getting myself into trouble.
Captain Walter became a mentor
to me by giving me a summer job
as a mate onboard his famous
party boat the "WYNEMA." He
always encouraged me and count-
less other young men of my day to
stay out of trouble, remain in
school and get a good education.
I never saw Captain Walter walk
by a hungry person without ensur-
ing that a meal would be provided
for that individual or his or her
family. He was also generous with
a dollar to the down and out. He
always told me, Bubba, you
never know when that could be
you..." Captain Walter was a
Minorcan, who was ironically
buried on St. Patrick's Day. Those
of us with Irish blood that attend-
ed Captain Walter's funeral today
will most certainly propose a toast
honoring Captain Walter for a life
well lived that was filled with
devotion and dedication to others.
I have enjoyed a long career as
a federal law enforcement officer
and I can tell you that my life
could have easily gone the other
way, had it not been for mentors
like Captain Walter, who took the
time to treat me and so many
other young men as he would one
of his own children. He provided
us with his patience, guidance,
and love. Captain Walter was truly
a fine man and will be sincerely

Robert J. Wright
Senior Special Agent (Ret)

the center of the front of the 35-foot limit has
building to the highest point
of the coping of a flat roof, value for the city
the deck line of a mansard
roof, or the mean height To the editor:
level between eaves and I believe that it's possible that
ridge for hip, gable and gam- on a recent trip through
brel roofs. Jacksonville Beach by a turnip
(c) The height limits do truck, one of your columnists
notapply to. pires; belfries," accid-ntially fell, iff.!- 'a i
cupolas,' flagpoles,' antennas;'"" In a" areent '"column' [David"
water tanks,. fire towers, Smith] PROFESSES ignorance of
cooling towers, ventilators, the the Jacksonville Beach Land
chimneys, radio and televi- Development Code. He DEMON-
sion towers, elevator hoist- STRATES a lack of understanding
ways, not intended for of the City Charter, the
human occupancy. Redevelopment District; and in an
If developers are con- offhand way, ACCUSES the
structing buildings with flat Jacksonville Beach Council and
roofs, it is the developer's the Beach Business Association of
choice to do so. Thank you cliquishness and racism, and the
for printing this clarification Planning Department of
to- resolve this misunder- favoritism.
standing. DUDE! Get a life. The turnip
truck is long gone.
Sandy Golding The 35-foot building Height
Beaches Watch Inc. Amendment to the City Charter
was approved by 76 percent of the
voters in Jacksonville Beach (not a
I neighborhood small influential group). It was
no the greatest election majority in
are left asking what kind of the history of Florida. The people
person would drive through of Jacksonville Beach do not want
our neighborhood, kill a dog any more high-rise buildings. The
and never stop. We are all at a City of Jacksonville Beach was
loss to explain to them what required by the State law to make
has happened. changes in ordinances and codes
It is not unusual for drivers to fulfill the requirements of the
to speed down Beach Avenue City Charter as amended. The
and to "roll through" the stop City Council, the Beaches
signs. I see this happen every Business Association and the
day while children stand a Planning and Development staff
few feet away. It is sad that a cannot select who can build more
wonderful dog like Marlin than 35 feet and who can't. The
had to lose his life. It is even Metropolitan building was suffi-
sadder that our children had ciently underway before the
to witness it. It is pathetic height amendment to proceed.
that an adult would trauma- (Many people say that it is the
tize a neighborhood and not most ugly building on the beach,
take responsibility. Hopefully, more's-the-pity.)
the lesson learned will be that In an effort to accommodate
lives can be lost in the blink developers who were working on
of an eye when drivers are projects at the time of the Height
careless. Thanks to God that Amendments passage, developers
it wasn't a child killed. Thank who had building permits were
you to Marlin for hopefully allowed to proceed. Developers,
teaching us a lesson that will who could demonstrate to a
save the life of a child playing "Court of Competent
outside her home. Jurisdiction" that they had a vest-
Mercedes McGowan ed interest in proceeding with a
Atlantic Beach building under plan but not yet
permitted, could proceed. The
stimulus payment amendment drafters selected A
COURT specifically so that the
$3,000 from wages or certain Planning Department Staff and
benefits from Social Security, the politicians in Jacksonville
Railroad Retirement and Beach could NOT be accused of
Veterans Affairs may be eligi- favoritism.
ble, but they need to file a In the case of the property at
return. We'll do the rest. the southeast corAer of Beach
Please, visit www.irs.gov Boulevard and Third Street, the
for details or call IRS toll-free Judge ruled that the property
at 1-800-829-1040. owner did have a vested right to
build the 55-foot office building
Gloria A. Sutton that they had purchased property
IRS Media Specialist for for. Now the property owner had
North & Central Florida decided to build a 35-foot hotel
on the site which fits perfectly
into the plans created by the
COME Central Business District vision-
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Art Graham wrong to

switch airport stance

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March 26, 2008


A sexual battery was report-
ed March 18 in the 400 block
of Beach Proper North. The
24-year-old victim told police
that she was kicked out of a
nightclub at 1 a.m. and went
outside. A witness heard the
victim calling for help and
allowed her to use his cell
phone to call police.
* *o
Auto burglary was reported
March 19 in the 400 block of
7th Avenue South. A GPS sys-
tem and a satellite radio with
a combined value of $350
were stolen from the vehicle
which police said was left
unlocked. There was no sign
of forced entry.
* *
Residential burglary was
reported March 18 in the 200
block of 10th Avenue North.
Two laptop computers, a flat
screen television, computer
speakers, printer, stereo
equipment and a 35 mm cam-
era were stolen from the
home while the victim was in
the process of moving out.
The victim told police that all
of the stolen items were
stacked by the front door. She
noticed the items were miss-
ing when she returned to pick
up another load. The value of
the items is estimated at
$6,350. Police said there was
no sign of forced entry.
* *
Edward Clifton Summers,
36, of Jacksonville was arrest-
ed March 20 and charged
with a warrant for uttering
forged bills in the 300 block
of Beach Boulevard, according
to a police report. Police initi-
ated a traffic stop at 1:41 a.m.
after Summers was observed
driving without headlights.
The warrant was confirmed
out of Pinellas County,
according to a police report.
* *

A threatened repeat of a brouhaha involving
hundreds of high school students in downtown
Jacksonville Beach did not occur last weekend,
but there were plenty of police officers on hand
just in case.
Additional officers patrolled the Beaches
throughout the weekend in the event of a recur-
rence and continued offering extra security with
the spring breakers in town during the first festi-
val weekend last Saturday and Sunday.
Police Sgt. Thomas Bingham said the weekend
was "very busy" with numerous calls for service
in the downtown area for fighting, public drunk-
enness and other disturbances.
"This was busier than our average spring week-
end," Bingham said Tuesday. "Officers stayed
extremely busy."
Bingham said there were small incidents
involving kids fighting in the area but "not on
the scale of what happened Tuesday."

colored hoodies. Police
received a suspicious persons
report of three males match-
ing the description two blocks
away at the same time. A
search was unsuccessful. The
car was not drivable when it
was recovered because the
clutch was damaged..
* *
A 40-year-old Orange Park
man was arrested March 17
and charged with misde-
meanor DUI and obstructing
a lane of traffic when he
passed out behind the wheel
of his car at 2nd Street North
and Beach Boulevard. Police
responded to the area at 7:40
p.m. after a witness called to
report the incident. The wit-
ness told police that he pulled
up to a stop sign and when
the car in front of him didn't
move, he honked his horn.
He got out of his car to check
on the driver and found him
passed out at the wheel with
the vehicle's transmission in
drive. Police said the man put
the car in park and tried to
wake the man without
response. He called police
who tried several times to
rouse the man before he
awoke, the report said.
* *
Grand theft of a motor
vehicle was reported March
17 in the first block of 1st
Street North. A gray 1996
GMC Jimmy valued at $1,200
was stolen from the Latham
Plaza parking lot. The car also
contained 260 CDs valued at
$2,600, 52 DVDs worth
approximately $1,040, cloth-
ing and surf equipment. The
victim told police he parked
his vehicle in the city lot at 10
a.m. and when he returned at
12:35 p.m. it was missing.
Police said the victim still had
possession of the keys.
* *
Grand theft of. a motor

Christopher Jon Dean vehicle was reported March
Blalock, 28, of Jacksonville 17 in the 1800 block of The
was arrested March 21 and Greens Way. A white 2008
charged with carrying a con- Chrysler pacifica valued at
cealed firearm at a bar in the $23,000 was stolen from in
500 block of 1st Street North, front of an assisted living
according to a police report. facility. The company vehicle
Officers were flagged down by contained a blood analyzing
bar staff in reference to machine and a computer
Blalock spray painting the printer with a combined value
walls of a restroom. Police of $15,300.
lo..ted.,eLJalQok, cin the..esta. ._... ...*.. w*
lishment and recovered ,the:,)n Burglaryy to, a, .business was.
spray can from his back pock-' reported March 17 in the'200
et as well as a loaded Kel-Tec block of Boardwalk North.
.380 semiautomatic with a Three t-shirts each priced at
round in the chamber. Police $17 were stolen and several
said Blalock had a valid per- knick knacks were damaged.
mit to carry a concealed Police said a brick paver
weapon but arrested him for found at the scene was
bringing the loaded gun into thrown through a window.
an establishment that serves * .
alcohol, the report said. Keisha Ann Cabell, 27, of
* Jacksonville was arrested
Grand theft of a motor March 19 and charged with
vehicle was reported March aggravated assault with a
21 in the 400 block of Lower deadly weapon without the
8th Avenue South. A black intention to kill and battery
1997 Acura two-door valued with more than one previous
at $6,800 was parked on the conviction at Job Junction in
street in front of the residence the 1000 block of Beach
when it was stolen between Boulevard, according to a
midnight and 1:30 a.m. when police report. Police respond-
the victim noticed it was ed to an incident between
missing. Police said there was Cabell and a male victim. The
no glass on the ground near man was observed struggling
where the car was parked. The with something in Cabell's
victim told' police that his hand. An officer displayed a
keys came up missing on taser and ordered her to drop
March 16 and he thought he it, deploying two stuns after
might have left them in the she failed to comply. Police
vehicle. Prior to being entered said Cabell pulled out a green
into the system as stolen, box cutter on the man in the
police said the vehicle was waiting area of the business
spotted at 2:27 a.m. in the and spit in his face. the man
900 block of 10th Street left without incident and
North. A witness said she Cabell yelled and cursed,
observed two unknown male refusing to leave, police
suspects in the car revving the reported.
engine for approximately 10 * *
minutes. She said the suspects Grand theft was reported
left the area just minutes March 19 in the 700 block of
before police arrived. Both 1st Street North. A business
suspects were wearing dark checkbook were stolen and

the suspect wrote $2,590
worth of unauthorized
checks. The checks were all
made out to the same person.
* *
Criminal mischief was
reported March 17 in the first
block of Tallwood Road.
Police responded a 2002 GMC
tipped over on its side. The
driver's side mirror, passenger
seat and battery sustained an
estimated $900 in damages.
* *
Battery was reported March
18 in the 500 block of 1st
Street North. Police observed
the victim lying on the side-
walk. just before 2 a.m. with
injuries consistent to being
struck in the face. His left
cheek was swollen and his
nose was bleeding. the vic-
tim's friend told police that
.they were walking north
when the victim got into a
small verbal altercation with
the suspect who hit him in
the face with a closed fist.
Rescue responded to treat the
victim's injuries.
00* *
Grand theft was reported
March 18 in the 1400 block of
1st Street South. Items valued
at approximately $1,000 were
stolen from a storage shed.
* *
A 38-year-old man was
arrested early Saturday after a
vehicle crash on State Road
A1A in front of Sawgrass
Village, according to a
deputy's report. Deputies said
the man repeatedly defied
police commands as they
tried to restrain him. A 37-
year-old woman who was in
the crash was taken into pro-
tective custody after she was
helped out of a nearby lake,
according to the report.
* *
Criminal mischief was
reported Friday at a home in
the 300 block of Pablo Road.
The resident, who had been
away for a few weeks, noticed
spray paint on the garage
door, which deputies said was
similar to markings painted in
the garage under construction
at Christ Episcopal Church.
Damage was estimated at
* *
Domestic ...violence was
reported between two women
Thursday in a home on
Gardenia Avenue.
* *
A 44-year-old Ponte Vedra
Beach resident reported that
his $300 skateboard was
stolen from a golf cart
Saturday afternoon when it
was parked at a beach ramp in
Ponte Vedra Beach.

Burglary to a business was
reported on March 18 in the
1600 block of Mayport Road,
according to a police report.
An unknown suspect
removed the lock on the vic-
tim's storage unit and took a
television and speakers,
according to the report.
* *
Five incidents of vandalism
were reported on March 19 on
Ocean Boulevard and Beach
Avenue, according to police
reports. The victims' vehicle
windows were shot out with a
BB or pellet gun, according to
the reports.
* *
Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on March 20 in
the 1600 block of Park Terrace
E., according to a police
report. Someone entered the
victim's vehicle and took CDs
and loose change, according
to the report.

I "It was just a bunch of kids hanging out in the
area," he said, noting that it was impossible to
tell if any of the kids were involved in last week's
crush along the oceanfront at the fishing pier.
Officers with multiple law enforcement agen-
cies including Jacksonville Beach, Neptune
Beach, Atlantic Beach and the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office responded to the pier Marsh 18
where 500 to 600 high school seniors from Lee,
First Coast and Raines high schools had gath-
Several fights broke out and witnesses said an
officer was surrounded by students who threat-
ened and taunted him. The JSO mounted police
were dispatched to the scene with at least 60
other patrol cars to help restore order.
Bingham said the department received credi-
ble information last Thursday that there would
be a followup to the incident in which three sen-
iors were arrested for fighting and breach of

vans, according to the report.
Michael E. Lynch, 19, was
arrested for possession of
more than 20 grams of
cannabis, possession of or
selling a controlled substance
and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug parapher-
nalia on March 21 in the 1700
block of Leeward Lane,
according to a police report.
* *
Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on March 19 in
the 200 block of Bay Street,
according to a police report.
A computer was stolen from
the victim's vehicle, accord-
ing to the report.
* *
Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on March 19 in
the 100 block of Bay Street,
according to a police report.
* *

Burglary to a structure was
reported on March 20 in the
300 block of Ninth Street,
according to a police report.
Someone entered the victim's
vehicle and took a cell phone
and cell phone charger,
according to the report.

Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on March 20 in
the 300 block of 17th Street,
according to a police report.
A satellite radio receiver, radar
detector and cell phone
charger were taken from the
victim's vehicle, according to
the report.

Battery was reported on
March 24 in the 100 block of
Sailfish Drive, according to a
police report.
* *
Chase Nicholas Moore, 27,
was arrested for obtaining
property or services for
worthless checks, drafts or
debit cards on March 24 in
the 1700 block of Seabreeze
Avenue, according to a police
* *
Grand theft was reported
on March 21 in the 2200
block of Florida Boulevard,
according to a police report.
The complaint told police
that $700 worth of PVC pipe
and CPVC pipe and fittings
were stolen from company

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Mary E. Vandermark, 30,
was arrested for uttering
forged bills, checks, drafts or
notes on March 19 in the
2200 block of Florida
Boulevard, according to a
police report. The suspect
attempted to cash a $448.64
fraudulent check, according
to the report.
* *
Christopher William Allen,
38, was arrested for posses-
sion of cocaine on March 20
in the 100 block of First
Street, according to a police
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Mary Brown
Mary "Bootie" Brown, 80,
died March 16, 2008, at
Southeast Georgia Health
System in Brunswick, Ga.
A native of Beckley, W.Va.,
she was the daughter of the
late Charles Martin and
Margaret Cooper Martin.
She lived in Beckley for 25
years and was a graduate of
Woodrow Wilson High School.
She lived for 51 years in
Jacksonville Beach, where she
was employed by the Duval
County Board of Elections as a
poll worker.
She was a member of the
Garden Club of Jacksonville
Beach, Beefeaters Society and
Fraternal Order of Police Ladies
Auxiliary. She was a founding
member of the First Christian
Church of Neptune Beach.
She was a resident of St.
Simons Island, Ga., for the past
five years.
Survivors include her niece,
Jane Marcum of Dunedin, Fla.;
two sons, Daniel Martin Brown
of Seaside, Ore., and Bruce Paul
Brown of St. Simons Island;
eight grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; and one
great- great-grandchild.
Her sister, Betty Marcum,
preceded her in death.
Memorial services will be
held at 2 p.m. March 29 at First
Christian Church, 225
Oceanfront Drive, Neptune
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the Shriners Children Hospital,
12502 Pine Drive, Tampa, Fla.
Arrangements entrusted to
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral
Home and -Oglethorpe
Crematorium, Brunswick, Ga.

Elvira Emanuel
mother of Sr.
Joan Grace
Gabbin and
Barbara f, rei
Erlena Hill, :..,
was died
March 20, s
was born in Brooklyr, N.Y., on
Feb. 27, 1923, where she spent
the first 43 years of her life.
She was one of 12 siblings.
Emtianel moved td New
Jersey in 1966 and spent many
years in the clerical field, retir-
ing from the Willingboro, N.J.,
School system.
Emanuel was predeceased by
-her husbands, Earl Tucker and
Samuel Emanuel. She is sur-
vived by her two daughters,
Joan and Barbara; grandchil-
dren, Catherine, Donald,
Danielle, Jerome, Vincent,
Lisa, Lorraine, Teresa and
David; 12 great grandchildren;
two nephews, Gary and
Melvin; and nieces and
A family gathering was held
March 23, followed by a prayer
vigil. A Memorial Mass .to
honor Emanuel's life was held
March 24 in Our Lady Star of
the Sea Catholic Church with
Monsignor Daniel Logan as
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida,
Avante of Jacksonville Beach,
or the Palmer Catholic
Services under the direction
and care of Quinn-Shalz
Funeral Home, Jacksonville

Michael John
J o h nE
"Mike E. 's
Mike," of .
Jacksonville -
Beach, 53, .
died March i
21, 2008.
The son of
John and
Joanne Kennedy was born in
Bay Shore, N.Y.. He was a lov-
ing father to Rachel and Sara, a
devoted husband to Anita,
beloved brother to Kathy,
favorite uncle to Rebecca and
David, loved by his step-chil-
dren, Carli, Carl and Chanel,
and adored step-grandfather of
Eli and Tyler, according to his
He was also a loyal friend for
many years to Steve, Chuck,
Dan, and Mike, his family said.
He also leaves behind an uncle

and many cousins.
According to his family,
music had always been a vital
part of Kennedy's life. He was a
member of the band, Woody
and the Peckers as guitar and
saxophone player.
Kennedy loved and fre-
quented the Florida Keys, his
family said. Per his request,
hiss ashes will be spread in the
A memorial service will be
held in his honor at 11 a.m.

Saturday, March 29, 2008, in
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.
In lieu of flowers, send dona-
tions to the American Cancer
Services under the care and
direction of Quinn-Shalz
Funeral Home, Jacksonville

Mary A. Miller
A funeral service for Mary A.
Miller, 86, will be held Sunday,
March 30, 2 p.m., at the First
Christian Church of the
Beaches, 2125 Ocean Front,
Neptune Beach, with Rev.
James Collins officiating and
Dr. John E. Hibbard assisting.
Miller was the wife of 65
years to Edward H. Miller;
mother or Marianne D. Lee
(Jeffrey) and Kenyon A. Miller;
sister of Irene D. Daneke
(George) and Sally Magee
Kinyon; and mother of the late
George Richard Miller, Mace A.
Miller and Edward Doe Miller.
Miller was a graduate of the
Drakes Business School in
Elizabeth, N.J. She.was a mem-
ber of The First Christian
Church of the Beaches since
1953, where she was also an
active member of the church
choir. She was also a member
of the Christian- Women's
According to her family, her
beautiful smile and loving eyes
will stay in their hearts forever.
In lieu of flowers, the family
request that memorials be
made to the First Christian
Funeral arrangements by
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home, Jacksonville Beach.

Michael O'Grady
Michael O'Grady died March
18, 2008, at his home in
Jacksonville Beach.
He was born Nov. 30, 1954,
in Jacksonville and was a life-
long resident of the Beaches
area. He graduated from Terry
Parker High School and had a
career as a -chef and building
According to his family, he
was an avid outdoorsman,
enjoying surfing, hunting,
fishing and boating, and also
loved to travel, especially in
the islands of the Caribbean.
O'Grady loved to prepare the
most wonderful foods :o, share
with family and friends, his
family said, and he was never
without a smile or a good story
to share.
In a eulogy he wrote for a
friend, O'Grady said, I believe
that imagination is stronger
than knowledge, that dreams
are more powerful than facts,
that laughter is the only cure
for grief and that love is
stronger than death."
He is survived by his wife,
Nancy; daughter, Rainey and
Jeff Hinton, and grandson,
Grady of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; son,
Patrick and Amy O'Grady of
Jacksonville; brother, Kevin
O'Grady of Gainesville; father,
John and Beverly O'Grady of
Sea Girt, N.J.; mother, Anne
O'Grady of Jacksonville; par-
ents, John and Frances
Peterson of Jacksonville; and a
host of friends.
A celebration of 'his life was
held March 23, 2008, on the
beach near his home in
Jacksonville Beach.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Sandra Lynn
Lynn Osborn .* '.
(Greene), ..
born Aug. 30,
1951, died. at _
her home on '.
March 21, .I .-
2008. -
She leaves
behind her
Kimberly Smith; two grand-
daughters, Heather and
Arianne Sutherland; and her
brother Randy Greene.
In' lieu of flowers, make
donations to Beaches
Emergency Assistance Ministry
(BEAM), 850 South 6th Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach Fla. 32250.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Guelda Durst

Guelda Durst Register died
peacefully March 19, 2008, at
the McGraw Center.
Register was born on Aug.
24, 1916, in Tallahassee to Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Durst.
Following graduation from
Landon High School in
Jacksonville, she married a
career Army veteran and lived
all over the United States, as
well as several years in France.
After raising her family, she
continued her education and
graduated from Nursing

School in Texas. Register
enjoyed a long and fruitful
nursing career, her family said,
eventually retiring from the
ICU Department at
Jacksonville General Hospital
(Specialty Hospital of
Jacksonville) where she was
known as "Reggie."
Following retirement,
Register spent many days fish-
ing at the Jetties, one of her
favorite past times, according
to her family. She had resided
at Avante Villa in Jacksonville
Beach since 2001.
She is preceded in death by
her two sons, Martin Wade
Register Sr. and James Staten
Register, and grandson,
Michael Register. She is sur-
vived by two daughters-in-law,
Sybil Smith Register and Dee
Register; five grandchildren;
and numerous great-grandchil-
A private family service will
be held at a later date.
Memorials in her memory may
be made to The Jacksonville
Humane Society, 8464 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville Fla. 32216,
or Community Hospice of NE
Florida/McGraw Center, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville
Fla. 32257.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Jacob Ulrich
Jacob (Jack) Ulrich, 83, died
Feb. 21, 2008, in Atlantic
A native of New Jersey, he

joined the Navy in 1943, retir-
ing at the Mayport Naval
Station in 1970 as a master
On Aug. 19, 1945, he mar-
ried Dorothy McLeester, who
preceded him in death. He is
survived by his daughter and
son-in-law, Barbara and Angelo
Giaimo; sisters, Jane Mears and
Bette TreLoar; brothers,
William and Paul Schober; and
numerous nieces and
A memorial service will be
held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 29, 2008, in St.
Matthew's Episcopal Church,
167 Spring Valley Road,
Paramus, N.J. 07652.
Inurnment will follow in
George Washington Memorial
Park, Paramus.
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests donations may be
made to Safe Harbor Boys
Home, 4772 Safe Harbor Way,
Jacksonville, Fla: 32226.
Services under the care of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Walter Francis
Walter Francis Valeski, 82,
died Friday, March 21, 2008, at
home under Community
Hospice care.
He was born in Bingo, Wis.,
to the late John and Anna
Valeski. At 17, Valeski joined
the U.S. Navy and served in
the South Pacific during World
War II. In 1950, he graduated

from the
University of -
Two years
later, he -
received his -
master 's s -
degree in
industrial Q
from Kent
State University.
He was teaching at Kent
State where he met his wife,
Wanda. They married Dec. 18,
1954, in Burlingame, Calif.
After living in Chicago, New
Jersey and Pittsburgh, the cou-
ple, with their three children,
made their permanent home
in Jacksonville. Valeski owned
and managed McDuff
Appliances and later purchased
the Julien P. Benjamin
Equipment Company. He was
also instrumental in his son
Gregory's business Innovative
Marketing Corporation.
In addition to his parents
and his brother, Frank, Valeski
was preceded in death by his
wife, Wanda L. Valeski, and his
son, Gregory W. Valeski. He is
survived by his son, Brent W.
Valeski of Jacksonville
(Sharla); his .daughter Dr.
Jennifer Foster of New Orleans
(David); four grandchildren;
and his brother, Bob Valeski
Valeski was an amazing
father and dedicated husband,
his family said. He was a cham-
pion of positive thinking and
brought joy and happiness to

the people in his life, his fami-
ly said. A memorial service will
be held at 10:30 am, Saturday
March 29, at The Chapel, 1515
Prudential Drive, Building 400
with the interment to follow
in Oaklawn Cemetery.
The family would like to
thank Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida for their
loving care. In lieu of flowers,
the family would like to
request memorial donations be
sent to Community Hospice,
4266 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32257.
Services under the care of
Quinn Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

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March 26, 2008

'An Officer

and a Lady

The 15th annual Nease
Naval Junior Reserve Office
Training Corps military ball,
"An Officer and a Lady," with
gentlemen in service dress blue
uniforms.and ladies in evening
gowns, was held Saturday at
the Island Green Pavilion at
the Sawgrass Marriott Resort
and Spa.
The event featured Rear
Adm. Wendi Carpenter,
deputy commander of the
Second Fleet, Norfolk, Va.,
who greeted guests in a receiv-
ing line that opened the
evening's festivities. Later the
gathering also heard from
Carpenter, the event's guest

Cadet Cmdr. Curtis Fornes
shared the master of cere-
monies role with Cadet Jessica
Drawhorn. The Royal Panther
Navy Court was' announced
and presented during the
On display along one wall of
the pavilion was memorabilia
loaned for the occasion by
retired Navy personnel Capt.
Bob Young, Master Chief John
Duffy, Cmdr. Albert Trotter Jr.
and Cmdr. James Patton and
retired Marine Corps Gunnery
Sgt. Durwin Hanson.
The evening's color guard
consisted of Cadets Scott
Blackwell, Mitch Swanson,
Jeremy Rayfield and James

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Cadets Nick Nunn (lefT) and Will Zapala approach the Island
Green Pavilion for Saturday's military ball.

photos by CHUCK ADAM ;
Rear Adm. Werida[Carpenter (above center), deputy commander
of the Second Fleet, stands between Capt. [Ret.] Bob Young
and his wife, Karen, before the receiving line begins Saturday.
during the Nease High Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training
Corps military ball at the Sawgrass Marriott. At right, Celia
Hodgson (left) and Scott Blackwell (partly hidden) are greeted at
the event by Cadet Comdr. Curtis Fornes and Nease Principal
Linda Thomson.

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The royal court of the Nease Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps military ball are (frorn left) freshmen Mary Kate Meier and
Cody Watamura; juniors Samantha Collins and Will Zapala; seniors Jessica Drawhorn (queen) and Curtis Fornes (king), and
sophomores Brittany Chun and Brendon Gregory.

Gartland brothers aim

high for U.S. Air Force

he Gartland brothers,
Daniel and Rocque,
have always been high
Rocque graduated No. 2 in
his class at Terry Parker High
last year. Daniel graduates
this spring from the U.S. Air
Force Academy in Colorado
Springs, Colo.
Sons of Michael Gartland
of Atlantic Beach and
Carmen Morente of
Jacksonville, the Gartland
brothers are the grandsons of
Atlantic Beach resident Alice
Gartland, a longtime arts
columnist for this newspaper.
Alice's late husband,
Daniel Henry Gartland, who
is buried in Arlington
National Cemetery, was a
retired colonel in the Army.
Her oldest son, Kevin, is a
Vietnam veteran and director
of environmental affairs at
NAS Jacksonville. Michael
Gartland is a major in the ..
Army Reserves. ,
Military service runs in the
Gartland family, but Alice
didn't expect her grandsons
to follow that path until
Daniel Gartland enlisted in
the Florida Air National
Guard as a high school sen-
ior at Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts.
A talented clarinet player
who once played with the St.
Johns River City Band's
youth orchestra, Daniel was
on his way to becoming a
crew chief for F-15 fighter
jets before his superiors rec-
ommended him for the Air
Force Academy prep school.
A year later, Daniel earned
an appointment to the Air
Force Academy and in May
he will, graduate, with a

photo submitted
Daniel Henry Gartland will
graduate from the Air Force
Academy in May.


degree in civil engineering.
Not to be outdone,
Rocque, who served as vice
president of the National
Honor Society at Terry
Parker, graduated in
December from an Air Force
Academy-affiliated prep
school and will enter the Air
Force Academy this summer
as.a member of the Class of
"My husband would have
been so proud of them," said
Alice Gartland, whose late
husband was a World War II
veteran and a director for
library services in the Army
"I cry because .he didn't
live to see this. The boys
were small when he died.
They are both 6-foot-2 now."
Alice said her grandsons
are following in the footsteps
of their..maternal grandfa-
ther, who was an Air Force
And Daniel and Rocque
may not be Alice's only
grandsons interested in the
Air Force.
"Their 14-year-old brother
is telling us he is going to do
the same thing," Alice ,ad

photo submitted
Rocque Serano Gartland will
enter the Air Force Academy
this summer

PV woman mixes cooking with trip on memory lane

"Rabbits to Lita, A Hop Down Memory Lane"
is the title of Ponte Vedra resident Helen
Powell's recently published memoir.
Beginning with her childhood in Brazil,
Powell's life story continues through college in
the United States, marriage and motherhood,
living again in Brazil and then returning to the
U.S., and becoming "lita," or grandmother to
her six grandchildren.
Powell's mother was from South Africa and
her father was an Australian businessman in
Brazil. Her education in Brazil was at a school
that held classes in the morning in English and
in the afternoon in Portuguese.
Powell describes the Brazilian people as very
friendly and loving with a fondness for bright
colors and joyful music. An only child, Powell
said she enjoyed the company of the family's
German-Brazilian cook, Anita, and spent many
hours in the kitchen with her.
Although Anita could barely read, she was an
excellent cook who could prepare a "terrific
spread," Powell recalled.
Powell's family, like most of the "Anglos" in
Brazil, preferred to have the food they missed
from their home countries.
Powell's recipe and cookbook collection
includes recipes from Brazil and other Central
and South American countries, along with
England, Australia, and America. When enter-
taining, she said that she likes "to cook what is
well received."

Steak Diane, a typical dish enjoyed by the for-
eign business community in Brazil, was served
at the Automovel Club de Sao Paulo. The club's
recipe was in Portuguese which Powell translat-
ed into English.
An Australian favorite, Pavlova, was created
by a chef there to honor the Russian ballerina
Anna Pavlova. The baked meringue shell is typi-
cally filled with fruit such as pomegranates or
strawberries and grapes. Powell's recipe was
given to her by one of her Australian cousins.
To make Mango Chutney, fresh mangoes are
cooked in vinegar and then combined and
cooked with sugar, chili peppers, garlic, onion,
ginger, and dried fruit. Jars of chutney were
given as gifts or kept in the pantry to be used
with meat dishes or served as an appetizer with
cream cheese.
Powell's mother prepared Vichyssoise, a pota-
to based soup traditionally served cold. The
original recipe for Vichyssoise was developed by
an American chef, Powell said.
One of Powell's cookbooks from Brazil.has
recipes organized with English and Portuguese
translations side by side. Included are recipes for
Brazilian dishes along with many from the

"Anglo" families.
The Brazilian recipe for Brazil Nut Cake from
this cookbook has two cups of the ground nuts
as one of the main ingredients. The egg whites
and egg yolks are beaten separately making this
cake very light.
Seviche is a popular preparation for seafood
in which the seafood is "cooked" in lime and
lemon juice. In many South American countries
seviche is served with sweet potatoes and
cooked ears of corn, said Powell.
Different types of seafood are used for seviche
throughout the region. Fish and shrimp may be
used in Mexico, striped bass and shrimp may be
used in Ecuador, and oysters may be used in
Guatemala, she said.
The following recipes are from Helen Powell.

Brazil Nut Cake

2 cups ground Brazil nuts
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
one-half tsp. salt

Grind the Brazil nuts fine (preferable in an
electric blender). Beat very well 6 egg yolks,
one-half tsp. salt, and one-half cup of the sugar.
(Again the blender can do this job.)
Beat the egg whites until slightly stiff, then
add the other one-half cup of sugar gradually
until very stiff

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

March 26, 2008


Matthew Ciupak and Brooke Brown


Dennis Granstad and Ashley Nemeth


Erin Knauss and Jason Moore


Brooke Caitlin Brown of
Jacksonville and Matthew
Leonard Ciupak of Neptune
Beach have announced their
engagement to be married.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Bridget Voyles Brown of
Jacksonville and Robert
Brown of Hampstead, N.C.
She is a 2001 graduate of
Fletcher High who earned a
bachelor's degree in elemen-
tary education at the
University of North Florida.

She is a second grade teacher
at Chets Creek Elementary.
The groom-elect is the son
of Madeline and Chip Ciupak
of Neptune Beach. He is a
2001 graduate of Fletcher
High who earned a bachelor's
degree in finance from Florida
State University. He is
employed by BCM Services
Inc: as assistant vice presi-
The couple plan to marry in
spring 2009.

Ashley Brooke Nemeth of
Atlantic Beach and Dennis
Gregory Granstad II of Anna
Maria Island, Fla., have
announced their engagement
to be married.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Joseph and Deborah
Nemeth of Neptune Beach. She
is a 2006 graduate of the
University of North Florida
with a bachelor's degree in fine

She is a self-employed pho-
The groom-elect is the son of
Kathy and Dennis Granstad of
Anna Maria Island and is a grad-
uate of the University of North
Florida with a bachelor's degree
in business management. He is
employed by Visit Jacksonville.
The couple plan to wed on
Saturday, May 12, 2008, at St.
Paul's Catholic Church in
Jacksonville Beach.

Erin R. Knauss and Jason E.
Moore, both of Jacksonville,
have announced their
engagement to be married.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Barbara and
Robert Knauss of Jacksonville.
She is a graduate of Fletcher
High School and the
University of North Florida.
She is employed by the

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.
The groom-elect is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore
of McAlpine, Fla. He is a grad-
uate of Terry Parker High and
Florida Community College
at Jacksonville. He is
employed by the Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office.
The couple plan to wed in
September 2008.


John and Maggie
Kindler Jr. of
Jacksonville Beach
announce the
birth of a son,
John Randall
Kindler III, on
Feb. 14, 2008.
He was 6 pounds
and five ounces
and was 19 inches
Maternal grand-
parents are Mary
Steffen. Great-
grandparenrs are
Richard and
Elizabeth Weber.
Paternal grand-
parents are John R.
Kinqler, Sr. and' -
Michfele 'KindlerT'
and Charlene and
Ken Perry.


Coastal Travel Club
The Players Community Senior Center
and the St. Johns County Council on
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 sen-
ior center's dining room. For information,
call 209-3645 or 209-3644.

March Monday Movie Matinee
Every Monday, the Neptune Beach

Senior Activity Center serves popcorn,
candy and a soda for $2 to go along with
Monday Movie Matinee Madness. The
March 31 movie is "August Rush." Call
270-1688 for information.

Computer Classes Continue
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 professional presentations for
clubs -and organizations can be made.
Registration is necessary for all computer
classes as seating is limited. Call 270-1688
to reserve a spot.

Take Me Out to the Ballpark
SThe Neptune Beach Senior Activity
Center has tickets for Opening Day with
the Jacksonville Suns, who host West
Tennessee Diamond April 3. Call 270-
1688 for information.

Recipes: Foolproof Pavlova; Steak Diane; Seviche

Cont. from A-7
Fold the nuts into the egg
yolk mixture, then whites
into the combination.
Pour batter into two
greased layer pans. Bake in
moderate oven (350 degrees)
for 35 minutes. Put together
when cold with whipped
cream. Light and easy to

Foolproof Pavlova

2 egg whites
'pinch of salt
one and one-half cups
4 T boiling water
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. white vinegar
one-half tsp. vanilla

Place all ingredients in a
mixing bowl and beat with an
electric beater until stiff peaks
form. Pile onto a greased
pavlova plate or foil covered
tray. Bake in center of oven at
375 degrees. Bake for 10 min-
utes, reduce heat to275
degrees and bake for a further
45 minutes. Turn off oven
and allow to cool in oven. Fill
with.your fruits and whipped
cream. Serves 6.
Mango Chutney

12 large mangoes, not too
1 T ground ginger
3 small garlic cloves
3 cups sugar
1 T salt
1 lb. raisins

one-half lb. currants
1 medium onion
1 litre good vinegar (about
33 oz.)
6 small red chili peppers

Peel and cut up mangoes in
fairly small pieces. Boil with
half the vinegar for 20 min-
Put onion, ginger, peppers,
and garlic through grinder.
Add the rest of the ingredi-
ents with remaining vinegar.
and cook for 30 minutes or
until it thickens.


10 fresh limes, squeezed
6 fresh lemons, squeezed
1 fresh hot red chili pepper,
washed, seeded, and chopped
2 red onions, thinly sliced
3 cloves of garlic, finely
1 tsp. salt
one-quarter tsp. pepper
3.5 lbs. white delicate fla-
vored fish (flounder, sole,
cod, haddock), cut into bite
size strips
one-half cup cilantro (or
one-half cup chopped Italian
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place fish in glass or ceramic
bowl and pour marinade over
fish. If the fish is not covered,
add more lemon or lime
juice. Cover and marinate 3
hours or until fish is white
and opaque.
Just before serving, drain
and toss with cilantro or pars-

ley and serve on a bed of let-
tuce garnished with sweet
potato and corn on the cob

Steak Diane

1 filet mignon steak
1 tsp. diced onion
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. chopped parsley
1 large mushroom diced
one-half tsp. mustard
light sprinkling of
Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Madeira wine
1 tsp. lemon juice

Flatten meat and season
lightly with salt and pepper.
Brown onion in 2 T of butter
in a frying pan until golden.
Add paprika, parsley, mush-
room, and mustard. Stir gen-
tly. Add steak and fry lightly
on both sides. Add
Worcestershire sauce, wine,
and lemon juice to thick pan
sauce. Spread cooked rice on
plate. Add meat to center
with sauce.

1 lb. leeks
one-half cup chopped
one-quarter cup butter or
1 lb. potatoes, pared and
cut into half inch cubes (2
one-half tsp. salt
dash white pepper
2 cans clear chicken broth
2 cups milk

1 cup light cream, chilled
one-half cup snipped chives
Trim leeks: Cut off roots
and tips and most of the dark
green, leaving some of the
light green. Wash leeks thor-
oughly'and drain. Using a
sharp knife, slice leeks cross-
wise about a quarter inch
thick. This should yield about
2 cups of leeks. Combine
chopped onion with leeks.
Melt butter or margarine in
a 5 quart Dutch oven. Saute
leeks and onion over medium
heat until soft and golden,
about 5 minutes. (Do not
brown.) Stir occasionally with
wooden spoon.
Add potato, salt, pepper,
and chicken broth to leek
mixture. Being to boiling,
reduce heat and simmer cov-
ered for 45 minutes or until
potato is soft. Remove from
Put potato-leek mixture
into blender container, 2 cups
at a time, and blend at low
speed until mixture is
smooth. Puree should meas-
ure 5 cups.
In a small saucepan, heat
milk until bubbles form
around the edge of the pan.
Remove saucepan from heat.
Add hot milk to potato-leek
mixture, mix well with wire
whisk. Refrigerate, covered, 6
hours or overnight. Before
serving, gradually add light
cream, mix well.
Pour into 8 chilled soup
cups, top with 1 T chives.
This may also be served

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Nease performers, artists offer week-long lunchtime showcase

Nease High visual and performing artists show-
cased their talents in outdoor courtyards during
lunch periods March 17 through Thursday at the
school. Drama students performed March 17; visu-
al artists demonstrated the making of pottery jew-
elry, painting and paper March 18, the same day
musical theater students performed; the band per-
formed March 19 and choral students sang

Parent volunteer Keith Moffett demonstrates pottery-throwing
during the Nease art showcase.

Drama teacher Randall Adkison (in front, above) encourages the audience to participate during
the Nease art showcase last week. At left, teacher Laura Adkison directs the chorus during their
performance Thursday.

Schools hiring freeze instituted

The St. Johns County School
District last week instituted a
hiring freeze for the remainder
of the school year, which ends
June 13 for teachers.
Margie Davidson, spokes-
woman for the School District,
said there will be no hiring for
any vacant administrative- and
support staff positions.
Teachers will be "replaced
with temporary staff on an as-
needed basis," she said, 'adding

that class size requirements
will continue to be met.
If a teacher leaves a position
before the end of the year,
"we'll try to reallocate" other
employees, she said.
"We'll try to keep our cur-
rent staff as much as possible,"
Davidson said.
New schools such as IPonte
Vedra High School have been
given an allocation of teaching
positioi s arid will be hiring
those teachers, she said.

Staffing for existing schools
will resume after the School
District has an estimate of the
incoming student body and a
better idea of funding from the
Florida Legislature, she said.
Last year, about 100 new
teachers were added to the dis-
trict's payroll, she said.
Although the St. Johns
County School District has
grown every recent year, "it's
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Big cats to battle
The annual "Battle of the
Big Cats" at Landrum Middle
School will be held Friday,
April 4, at the school on
Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra
Former Jacksonville Jaguar
players will compete on the
basketball court against facul-
ty from Landrum and other
The event starts at 5:30
p.m. and will end at 9 p.m.
There will also be a silent auc-
tion, basket raffle, games and
dinner in the cafeteria. The
game is expected to start at
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Nease coach honored
Sandra Deakins, reading
coach at Nease High School,
has been, named St. Johns
County School District's high
school reading coach of the

Finding the right
Nease High student Nathan
Georgette participated in the
26th annual American
Invitational Mathematics
Examination, a 15-question,
three-hour exam in which
each answer is. an integer
number from 0 to 999. The
exam, established in 1973 as a
step toward the U.S.A. Math
Olypiad, is taken only by stu-
dents in the top 5 percent on
the high school math exam.
He took the exam March 18.

Program aims at
The St. Johns County
School Board this month
unanimously approved the
contract to implement the
Advancement Via Individual
Determination (AVID) con-
tract to serve students in the
academic middle.
The program will be imple-
mented next school year at

Pedro Menendez High School.
AVID is an in-school academic
support program for grades
four through 12 that prepares
students for success through a
college preparatory path.

PV High easement
f OKd
The St. Johns County
School Board has approved a
Florida Power and Light ease-
ment for underground power
lines needed to provide elec-
trical power to Ponte Vedra
High School. The path of the
easement was routed to mini-
mize its impact on school

Registration is today
Preregistration for kinder-
gartners and other students
new to the St. Johns County
School District is scheduled
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.
Each students should register
at the school he or she will be

attending. '
Parents may also preregister
their children April 30 or May
To be eligible for public
kindergarten, a child must be
5 on or before Sept. 1 and
must reside in St. Johns
To register for first grade, a
child must be 6 on or before
Sept. 1 and must have success-
fully completed kindergarten.
A certified birth certificate
is required at the time of reg-
istration. Only the legal name
is acceptable on student
Proofs of residency can be a
mortgage statement, lease or
rent agreement. An additional
proof of residency is required,
preferably an electric bill.
A child entering a Florida
school for the first time must
show proof of certain immu-
nizations and a physical
examination. Parents are also
encouraged to bring proof of
the child's Social Security

Students can be registered
at any time throughout the
spring or during the school
Selected days are set up to
help reduce the number of
students that need to be
enrolled at the beginning of
Additional information on
registration and school atten-
dance zones may be obtained
from the Student Services
Office at 819-7593 or 819-

Soccer teams
The Nease High School girls
and boys soccer teams were
honored by the School Board
as the reigning Class 4A state
champs. It was the fourth
state title in seven years for
the women and the second
consecutive state title for the
men. It was only the llth
time in Florida history that
girls and boys teams from the
same school have won soccer
titles in the same year.

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Former Jacksonville Jaguars football player Marc Edwards read to kindergarten students at
San Pablo Elementary on March 11. He also showed the class his ring from winning Super
Bowl XXXVI with the New England Patriots before he came to Jacksonville. He spoke to them
about not quitting, and sticking to their goals.

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Nease lacrosse teams eyeing postseason

Photos by ROB DeANGELO
ABOVE: Panthers attacker Brett Angerer (5) maneuvers past a DeSmet Jesuit defender during action Monday. BELOW LEFT:
Nease attacker Taylor Avery, right, scores a first-period goal. BELOW RIGHT: Panthers attacker Amanda Santillo fires a shot on
goal against Lake Mary in girls lacrosse action last Thursday night at Panther Stadium.

In the first year of lacrosse as
a Florida High School Athletic '
Association sanctioned sport,
the boys and girls squads from
Nease High are making their
cases as a couple of the best
Class 4A teams in the state.
The boys wrapped up anoth-
er district championship with
last Friday's 18-1 victory over
Gainesville P.K. Yonge. Nease
was also
crowned district
champion in
2006 and 2007,
but a state play-
off format didn't
exist since the
sport was recog-
nized but not
yet sanctioned.
This season,
the Panthers are .
8-3 with a pair
of games left on
the regular-sea-
son slate. The team's most
recent victory came Monday
in an exhibition of sorts
against DeSmet Jesuit of Creve
Coeur, Missouri. The Spartans
are iii Florida for some presea-
son games and will also play
Pedro Menendez High,
Orlando Bishop Moore and
Bolles, this week before, return-
ing to the Show Me State.
On their way to a title, the
Nease boys went undefeated in
district play, topping rivals
Fleming Island, Bartram Trail,
Menendez, Oak Hall and
Yonge by a combined 74-7
The Panthers losses have
come against St. Andrews, Lake
Highland Prep and Bishop
Moore in overtime.
Attackers Kevin Chapin,
Brett Angerer and Craig Carson
represent a potent scoring
punch for Nease while the

defense is anchored by senior
Brian Cosgrove and junior
John Gallagher.
Goalie Nick Colon has been
steady in front of the cage.
Nease High will host the dis-
trict playoffs beginning March
31 with a champion crowned
April 4.
Regional playoffs start April
8 with the state semifinals on
April 18 and Class 4A title
game on April 19 at West
Orange High School in Winter
Girls poised
for playoff run
The Panthers
girls team is
currently 10-4
with its regular-
S season schedule
virtually com-
plete. Nease will
host Benet
Academy of
Lisle, Illinois on
Friday in an
exhibition as a final tune-up
before the district playoffs
begin March 31.
Nease will battle.Mandarin,
a team it beat 17-1 on Feb. 6,
in the opening round of post-
season games being played at
The district final is slated for
April 2 with regional playoffs
beginning April 8.
Nicole White, Bailee
Hedstrom and Amanda
Santillo have emerged as the
Panthers' top scoring threats,
although the team features
plenty of additional goal-scor-
ing potential with a bevy of
On defense, senior co-cap-
tain Chelsea Lancashire has
proved a team leader and is
the backstop of a Panthers
defense that features co-cap-
tain Madi Fehling and Nicole

Bears' Manning overpowers Panthers in softball

Bartram Trail ace pitcher Molly Manning
fanned 17 Nease batters Monday as the
Panthers fell, 9-1.
Manning, who transferred from Nease fol-
lowing her freshman season, scattered five hits
over seven innings and belted a three-run
home run for the Bears (15-2).
The Panthers' lone run came in the first
inning when Clare Wamsley crossed the plate
on a Bartram Trail error.
Wamsley had three steals in the game for
Nease, which dropped to 7-7 on the season
with Monday's loss.
The Panthers are scheduled to travel to St.
Augustine on Thursday in-a 6:30 p.m. start.
Fernandina Beach 4, Nease 3
Despite a strong effort from pitcher Justin
James, who went six and a third innings while
allowing just one earned run, Nease fell to the
Pirates last Friday.
James struck out nine and issued one walk,
but an error in the bottom of the seventh
enabled Fernandina Beach to plate a pair of
runs and escape with the victory.
At the plate, Will Haga went 2-for-4 and C.J.
Thompson tripled and scored a run for Nease,
which dropped to 8-5 on the season.

Fletcher 3, Buchholz 1
Fletcher High picked up a key district victory
last Thursday night with a road win over
Gainesville Buchholz.
Pitcher Katie Satterfield raised her season mark
to 7-0 as she surrendered just two hits over
seven innings, keeping the Bobcats off the board
until the final frame.
With the win, Fletcher improved to 12-4 on
the season and 3-3 in District 1-6A play.
Fletcher 25, Sandalwood 0
The Senators made it a memorable Senior
Night with a rout of the visiting Saints.
Romy Sidelsky led all scorers with 10 goals
and nine assists.
The Senators are scheduled to wrap up the
regular season with a pair of home games this
week. Matanzas High was set to visit Jack Taylor
Stadium on Tuesday and Mandarin will pay a
visit tomorrow night in a 5 p.m. start.
Fletcher 6, Providence 2
The Senators got back on the winning track
with a victory last Thursday night at home.
Pitcher Nick Reedy earned his first win of the
Fletcher scored all it would need in the second
inning, erupting for six runs.

Nease High shortstop Kristen Mantia tags out Bartram Trail's Chasity Moore on a play at second
base Monday in the Bears' 9-1 victory. Panthers center fielder Clare Wamsley threw Moore out.



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Some of the best snapper fishing in years

Bottom anglers these days
are enthusiastic and wait-
ing at the dock when the
captains allow them to board
the party boats. On the "King
Neptune" last Friday, Saturday
and Sunday catches of up to
50 snapper were made mixed
with grouper to 17 pounds
and several cobia to 44
On Friday, Vanessa Lee
caught the 44-pounder.
Capt. George Strate took a
charter out on his "Mayport
Princess" last Saturday and it
returned with 25 snapper,
many weighing ten pounds
each, a 13-pound grouper and
dozens of beeliners and sea
bass. You still have time to get
in on the best snapper fishing
in years.
Veteran guide Fred Morrow,
with Eddie Cox and his wife
Doreen, put live fiddlers in the
north jetty rocks last Monday
morning and lifted 26

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sheepshead weighing up to
five pounds into the "Little
Yvonne." On Friday, Capt..
Fred had Shawn Burton and
Roman Garcia as his guests
and they caught 24
sheepshead weighing up to
seven pounds.
Johnny and Buddy Nettles
fished the jetties with Fred on
Saturday. They caught 18
sheepshead and a drum. Three

of the sheepshead weighed
seven pounds.
Al Wiltshire, John Burroughs
and Jim Bell fished the river
from the "Renegade" last
' Tuesday and caught 30 croak-
ers, a red, three drum and four
yellowmouth trout.
Capt. Chris Rooney and
friends John and William
Goodling and Dr. Roy Knight
had another great trip aboard
the "Driftin' and Dreamin'."
They used an assortment of .
both live and dead bait to cap-
ture nine snapper, four
grouper, three triggers and 23
large beeliners.
The action picked up con-
siderably last week on the
Jacksonville Beach Pier.
Whiting, blues, Spanish, drum
and pompano came over the
rails consistently last Friday,
Saturday and Sunday. Mike
Youngblood fished the incom-
ing tide on Saturday and
caught 30 whiting and three
pompano. Stan Fryslie used
fresh dead shrimp for bait and
caught five drum to seven
pounds. D.J. Nieves had six
speckled trout and a six-pound
sheepshead when he left the
pier on Friday.
Capt. David King with Matt
Hamilton on the "Crusty
Crab" used mud minnows for
bait and pulled 13 flounder
out of the sand last Saturday.
Earlier in the week they fished
near the same spot and picked
up 12 yellowmouth, four
speckled trout and a dozen

Larry Finch fished the
Daytona sloughs earlier last
week and caught his limit of
pompano and 18 whiting. On
Sunday in the Hanna Park
surf, he used sand fleas for bait
and pulled two pompano and
20 whiting on to the beach.
The "Sea Dancer" with Capt.
Dennis Young reported there
seems to be snapper anywhere
you want to anchor. Last
Saturday with the Dwayne
Schmidt party, he used
Spanish sardines for bait and
lifted 10 snapper off the bot-
tom along with a trio of
grouper and six flounder. The
largest snapper was a 14-
pounder and the grouper
weighed up to 18 pounds.
Willie Ulmer fished the river
near N.A.S. last Sunday. He
netted four red bass on his
first stop. All were too big to
keep except one at 20 inches.
Capt. Dave Sipler, with his
guests Mike and Matt Sawyer,
anchored along the big jetties
on a trip last week and pulled
three sheepshead out of the
rocks at eight, nine and nine.
and a half pounds. Later in
the niorning they also caught
a dozen whiting and speckled
Veteran angler and canal
guide John Dyrssen and his
friend Bucky made a quick trip
to the feeder creeks on
Thursday and caught flounder,
trout and bluefish. All of his
fish were caught with live
shrimp on float rigs.
Capt. Kirk Waltz and his

Photo submitted
Capt. Chris Rooney, Willie Goodling, visiting Auburn professor
Dr. Roy Knight and John Goodling with their recent catch
aboard the Driftin' and Dreamin'.

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SMike Luke with a 22-pound mule snQapper ughtilst .riy,.
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Sandy Polleltywjth tWqjarge, sheepshead she caught recently,
wvjh,jpety gLidp, Fred, .prrow.

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Thomas Virdi used dead shrimp to catch this 7.5 pound drum
and six-pound sheepshead from the Jax Beach Pier.

guests Dr. Ralph Boggs and his
daughter Jill made a bottom
trip to the party grounds last
Saturday and were rewarded
with 20 snapper, a grouper, a
28-inch red and several por-
gies and yellowmouth.
Our deepest sympathies to
: the family of Capt: Waltet

Floyd who passed away last
week after an extended illness.
Capt. Walter will be fondly
remembered by all who knew
him. He was always willing to
share his extensive bank of
nautical and fishing expertise
with anyone who asked.
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rTe Big Dance, also known
as the NCAA college bas-
ketball championship
tournament, may have frustrat-
ed a. lot of nearby schools and
fans like Florida, Florida State
and Georgia Tech, but there's
always that old promise of
"next year" to spur them on.
So those teams didn't make
the dance. Is that any worse
than getting there and being
eliminated right off the bat in
the first game?
Georgia fans must have had
mixed emotions over their
Cinderella guys overcoming all
obstacles to win the
Southeastern Conference title
to reach the Georgia Dome
championship and then have
their bubble exploded by the
first foe the Bulldogs met,
namely Xavier.
At least the Dogs gave it all'
they had, winning four games
in four days in the SEC tourna-
ment before succumbing in the
bigger NCAA shindig. The

And if you think the winners
are blowing smoke when they
sympathize with the less fortu-
nate, you're right.
One glaring thing that came
out of the losing teams came
from Gainesville, where Gators
coach Billy Donovan hit like a
judge pronouncing sentence
on his Florida team. UF fell
short of defending the NCAA
.. titles won in 2006 and 2007 by
.i j '. falling flat on their keisters,
SF and players did it without
showing much effort.
REX EDMONDSON The young Gators will grow
PRESS BOX up to fill their leader's expecta-
tions by next season or they
won't be around. Not only will
Dawgs finally just ran out of Boss Man Donovan see to it
gas, as one Xavier player said that his players lift that barge
in tribute to the Georgia team. and tote that bale (or the other
And at least the Dawgs got way around), but those that
there when so many other don't will vanish off Florida's
teams didn't. To stay home radar screen.
when others have made the The Seminoles at FSU also
party, maybe e-mailing them swear better times are ahead.
regards. "Having a wonderful Honest to Tallahassee..
time. Sorry you couldn't join For Georgia's Bulldogs, it's
us, etc." hard to see them much better

than winning two games in
one day, but coach Dennis
Felton, his job having been
saved by his grabbing the SEC
crown, will probably beg his
Dawgs for a rerun.

Falling Bonds market
The last we heard, Barry
Bonds is without a team since
the San Francisco Giants didn't
invite him back.
Gee whiz, can anyone imag-
ine that? Just because Bonds
has more charges pending
against him than Jesse James
did in his heyday is no reason
why Major League moguls
should treat him like a pariah.
Don't they realize he's the
greatest baseball player of all
time? They should ask him.
Barry will gladly vouch for his
own supremacy. He's not too
modest for that.
Just because Bonds is 43 is
no reason to ignore his mam-
moth talent. Just because he
has seven counts of perjury on
him for allegedly lying during

the illegal substances investiga-
tion, not to mention an
obstruction of justice count or
two, well, that's no reason to
brand him Public Enemy No.
Why are folks always picking
on poor baseball players? They
wouldn't do anything wrong
and certainly wouldn't fib
about it, either.
Bet Peter Rose (excuse the
term "bet") is probably saying,
"I know how you fell, Barry.
They accused me of everything
but the Black Sox scandal and
only because I wasn't born
Baseball's all-time home run
hitter just don't get no respect.
Some ill-intentioned sports
writers will probably try to
keep ole Barry out of
Cooperstown, as well.

Render unto David
that which is his
For Pete's sake, Jaguars brass,
if you haven't already signed
ace quarterback David Garrard

to his umpty-bumpty million
dollar contract by now, do it
soon and put us all at ease.
What are they waiting for -
Byron Leftwich to make a
comeback so they can bench
David again?
You may remember Garrard.
He's the fellow who sat on the
bench so long he grew ivy
instead of a beard.
Garrard had plenty of com-
pany on the pine including
Quinn Gray, who served as a
third-stringer for several years
and who lately was shopping
his talent around and demon-
strating he can still get around
without a cane.
He landed on his feet sort
of, and inked a deal with the
Houston Texans.
Jacksonville Suns general
manager Peter Bragan, Jr.
reminds fans to get their tick-
ets for Opening Day, which is
just around the corner. John
Shoemaker returns as Suns
skipper to pursue another
Southern League pennant.


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

Photo submitted
The First. Coast Soccer Association's Kyx U-15 girls won the Regional Cup March 16 beating
Titusville 2-0 in the final. The team will represent region B in the President's Cup April 5-6. Front
ro*: Olivia Markham, Margaret Ann Reeger, Emily O'Shea, T.J. Jackson, Alex Givens, Ashley
Cartlidge, Kendall Gunter, Stephanie McManamon, Erin O'Shea, April Diffenderfer. Back row:
Steve Hamilton, coach Dana Hemke, Ali Scaefer, Dri Saint-Hilaire, Kelsey Cobb, Erin Holston,
Rachel Schloth, Kristi Durant, Katie Chandler, coach Diana Bereznay.

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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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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 T6yota 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 iiifrination'-or tb
register, phone Dean Bud
Beech at 686-4075 or 819-8309
or via e-mail at beechjr@com-

* 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-
ing.org. All entry forms must
be received by April 1.
The Beach Intracoastal West
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

Photo submitted
The Goobers recently won the Winter Flag Football U-10 cham-
pionship. Front row: E.J. Mizerany, Zachary Malz, Colton Case,
Greyson Byers. Middle row: Donovan McCrodden, Ryan
Burfeind, Craig Case, Chase Dubin. Back row: coaches Bruce
Burfeind, Scott Dubin, Sam Mizerany.

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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-
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233-5008 for more informa-
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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

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Nischala Joy Devi, an author and international teacher will attend Ocean Yoga Studios for a lec-
ture workshop March 29 and 30. See Calendar for more information.

Wednesday, March

Auxiliary Jewelry Sale:
The second of a two-day
Phantasia Jewelry sale hosted
by the Auxiliary of Baptist
Medical Center Beaches runs
from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. in the hos-
pital lobby. The event is open
to the public.

Thursday, March 27
Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
The speaker will be Beth
Patterson, who will talk about
the importance of CPR and
demonstrate its techniques.
The cost to non-members is

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

Grief Support Group for
A Grief Support Group for
Women meets from 6-7:30
p.m. the second and fourth
Wednesday of every month
at Beaches Women's
Partnership, 1122 Third St.,
Neptune Beach. Women
grieving the death of a loved
one are welcome to attend.
For information, call the part-
nership at 249-1450.

Guana Kayak Tours: GTM
Research Reserve offers eco-
logical kayak tours from 12-2
p.m. March 27 and. 1-3 p.m.

March 30. The cost of each
tour, which is appropriate for
ages 12 and up, is $45. All
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
information and additional
tour dates, go to www.ripple-

J.B.E. Fundraiser:
Jacksonville Beach
Elementary holds its first-ever
silent auction fundraiser
starting at 6:30 p.m. The
event, which offers bargains
galore, is open to the public.
Ticket price of $40/couple
and $25/single Includes
drinks, food and live music.

No tickets will be sold at the
door. For information, call
Michelle Tipton at 249-1826.

Macbeth: "Macbeth" is on
stage at Bartram Trail High
School starting at 7:30 p.m.
March 27-29. Tickets cost
$10. Bartram Trail is at 7399
Longleaf Pine Parkway, St.
Johns. For information, call
287-6767, ext. 22574.

Pastors Luncheons: The
First Coast National Day of
Prayer task force hosts Pastors
Luncheons from 11:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m. March 27 apnd
March 28 at Copeland's
Restaurant, 4310 Southside
Blvd. RSVPs are required to
Delores Moore at 904-744-
0499 or at
by March 26.

Prudential Sellers
Seminars: Prudential
Network Realty hosts a free
home-selling seminar, pre-
sented by realtor Patrick
Dorrian, at its Atlantic Beach
office, 375 Atlantic Blvd.,
Suite #1. The session begins at
6:30 p.m. Attendees will
receive a seller's package that
includes a property sale-abili-
ty 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.

Friday, March 28
Beaches Division Open
House: The Jacksonville
Regional Chamber of
Commerce, Beaches Division,
holds an open house from 8
a.m.-2 p.m. at the Beaches
Division office, 1300 Marsh
Landing Parkway, Suite 108,
Jacksonville Beach. Breakfast
and lunch snacks will be
served while participants get
to know the local Beaches
Division. There also will be a
VIP reception from 4-6 p.m.,
with a ribbon cutting ceremo-
ny at 5:30 p.m.

Fleet Reserve: Fleet Reserve
Association Branch 290 hosts
Pizza/Calzone dinners from 5-
8 p.m. at the Branch Home,
390 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. Carry-out orders are
accepted, and the public is
always invited to dinner.
Doug Bracey entertains from
9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Saturday, March 29
Birthday Party/Antique
Sale: A birthday party and.
antique sale will be held from
11 a.m.-4 p.m. to held the
Beaches Museum & History
Center, 380 Pablo Ave.,
Jacksonville Beach celebrate
its second birthday. Gifts of
items 50 years or older and in
good condition are being
solicited. All proceeds from
the sale help preserve the his-
toric structures in Pablo
Historical Park. Call 241-
5657, ext. 102, to make a
donation or arrange for the
pickup of a large item.

Christ in Passover: To
learn more about the ele-
ments of Passover and to see a
demonstration, come at 6
p.m. to the upper room at
Happy Stephano's, 205 1st St.
N., Jacksonville Beach. This
free event is sponsored by
Journey Church of Ponte
Vedra Beach.

Creating Strong Families:
The Duval County Extension
Service-University of
Florida/IFAS offers "Family
Treasures: Creating Strong
Families" from 10:30 a.mn.-
12:30 p.m. March 29, April 5
and April 12 at the Regency
Branch Library. Parents and
youth aged 9-17 join together
to strengthen their family.
Call Sandra at 387-8855 for

Cure Would Be Paradise:
"A Cure Would Be Paradise,"
the 2008 Walk to Cure
Diabetes, will be held at
Metropolitan Park in
Jacksonville. Check-in opens
at 9 a.m., with the Walk, for
the benefit of the Juvenile
Diabetes Research
Foundation, starting at 10
a.m. The Walk is three miles,
with a one-mile route option
available. Parking is free. To
register, go to
http://walk.jdrf.org. To vol-
unteer, e-mail Susan at

High School Art
Exhibition: The All-County
High School Art Exhibition,
featuring more than 100 spe-
cially-selected pieces created
by students at Bartram Trail,
Pedro Menendez, Nease and
St. Augustine high schools,
will be open through March
29 at the St. Augustine Art
Association, 22 Marine St.
Admission is free. For infor-
mation, call 806-3921.

Ocean Yoga Lecture
Workshop: Nischala Joy
Devi, an author and interna-
tional teacher, will be at
Ocean Yoga Studios in
Atlantic Beach for a lecture
workshop March 29-30. The
theme of the workshop will
be "The Woman's Guide to
Heart and Spirit of the Y'g'
Sdtas." I he lectufe'fworkshop
is open to the public. For
information or to register, call
Kate at 742-4582 or visit

POW!: A POW! (Promoting
Outstanding Writers) Writers
Nuts & Bolts Conference
begins with registration at
9:30 a.ni. at the FCCJ North
Campus. High school and col-
lege students are admitted to
the conference free with a
student I.D. card. POW! mem-
bers also can attend free. For
the general public, the early-
bird price for the entire con-
ference day is $20; it's $40 at
the door. The Dennis Havlin
. session is $75. The conference
runs from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.,
with three workshops an hour
from which to pick. For
information, visit the POW!
website at
http://powl00.com, call 904-
268-6229 or e-mail

River Celebration Day:
The third annual River
Celebration Day will be held
at the Walter Jones Historical
Park,11964 Mandarin Road.
The free event is sponsored by
the Mandarin Museum &
Historical Society, St. Johns
Riverkeeper and Jacksonville
Parks Department. Activities
begin at 7:30 a.m. with the
inaugural Mandarin Biathlon
for the benefit of the
Mandarin Museum &
Historical Society. Events also
include live music, story-
telling by historical re-enac-
tors, free kayaking and nature
programs by the St Johns
Riverkeeper and the Florida
Native Plant Society. For
information, call the museum
at 268-0784 or visit

Sunday, March 30
Aqua Grill 20th: Aqua
Grill, 950 Sawgrass Village in
Ponte Vedra Beach, celebrates
its 20th anniversary, with
Boys & Girls Club the benefit-
ing charity. As'part of the cel-
ebration, Aqua Grill will host
a fundraiser to support the
building fund* for The Players
Championship Boys & Girls
Club. Proceeds from the the
drink and raffle ticket sales
will benefit the building.

Beaches Veterans
Organization Cookout: The
third in a series of four cook-
outs planned by the Beaches
Veterans Organization to ben-
efit the USO's "No Dough
Dinners" will be held at
Greater Beaches VFW Post
3270, 915 8th St. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. A fourth
cookout will be hosted by
American Legion Post 316
April 27. The first two were
held at Fleet Reserve
Association 290 Jan. 20 and
American Legion Post 129
Feb. 24. For information on
the cookouts or Beaches
Veterans Organizationi call
Bruce Drinkwater at 246-

Community Open House:
Although the new Mayo
Clinic Hospfita'" .o't1iil1y
!op rs','April :12;)' the public
gets a sneak preview of the
facility at a free open house
from 1-5 p.m. The 214-bed'
hospital is located on the
Mayo Clinic campus at 4500
San Pablo Road, Jacksonville.
The public open house is the
final- event of Mayo Clinic
Hospital's March 28-30 grand
opening weekend, which also
includes a formal dedication
and private benefactor and
employee events. For infor-
mation, call 953-2373 or visit

Demo Day: The second
half of a two-day. PGA Tour
STOP Spring Demo event will
be held from 12 to 4 p.m. at
the Slammer & Squire at
World' Golf Village. Golfers
can test their favorite club
models free of charge. For
information, call the PGA
Tour STOP at 904-940-0422.


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

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

Grief Support Group for Women: A Grief
Support Group for Women meets from 6-7:30
p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of every
month at Beaches Women's Partnership, 1122
Third St., Neptune Beach. Women grieving the
death of a loved one are welcome to attend. For
information, call the partnership at 249-1450.

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

SIG: The NFMUG Beaches Mac Special Interest
Group (SIG) Coffee Club, "Mac Rap," meets from
10:30-11:30 a.m. at Panera's, 2104 3rd St. So.,
Jacksonville Beach, the fourth Wednesday of
each month.

Spiritual Enrichment Lessons: Spiritual
Enrichment Lessons and Meditation will be held
at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Ribault
Garden Center, corner of 7th Street North and
2nd Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach. A love
offering will be collected. Call 246-0186 for

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

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

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

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

Exchange Club: The Exchange Club of the
Jacksonville Beaches meets from 7:30-8:30 a.m.
at Selva Marina Country Club, 1600 Selva
Marina Drive, Atlantic Beach. For information
about speakers and programs, the club website is
www.jaxbeachexchangeclub.com. The club's e-

mail address is
info@jaxbeachexchangeclub.com. For informa-
tion about the club or to join, contact Jack
Morison at 904-318-7162 or at

Recovery, Inc.: Recovery, Inc., a mental
health support group, meets at 6:30 p.m. at St.
Paul's Catholic Church's Family Life Center, 578
1st Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach. Call 247-3299 for

River City Singles Club: The River City
Singles Club, Inc., a chapter of the Singles
Association of Florida (SAF), holds a dance from
8-11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1501
Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Admission is $8, $7
for members. Live music, snacks and refresh-
ments are provided. For information, call 779-

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

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

Prenatal Yoga Classes: Prenatal Yoga Classes
are held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Tranquil Waters in
Neptune Beach and 5 p.m. Sunday at Ocean
Yoga in Atlantic Beach. For information, call
Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor Dana Peacher
at 372-0116 or visit www.dancingposeyoga.com.

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

Breathing For Peace: Breathing For Peace, an
introductory meditation class, is offered from 1-
2 p.m. at Cobalt Moon Center, Sky Studio, 217
First St., Neptune Beach. Taught by instructor
Carol Lutker, the class teaches methods of
breathing meditation to help increase relaxation
and concentration while bringing health bene-
fits and inner well-being. The fee is $50 for six
weeks or $9 per session. Call 386-793-3013 for

Buddhist Teaching and Guided Meditation:
Each Sunday, from 10-11,30 a.m., a different
topic applicable to improving daily life is taught
by Buddhist teacher Carol Lutker at Cobalt
Moon Center, 217 First St., Neptune Beach. The
donation is $9, $5 for students. For information
and other class times, call 386-793-3013.

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RFRONT, Intercoastal,
. Pool w/hot tub, large
. $695,000,220-8696.
xury Townhome. Motivat-
)0. (800)935-8347 x102.
Sawgrass, Oak Bridge
c, lakeview, adorable,
324,000. (352)634-4955.

Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
porch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
$199,900. Possible lease purchase. All
closing costs paid. Call June @ 994-3608,
Remax Advantage. "..
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-
0068. www.geocities.com/pvb05
JAX BEACH, 5 blocks to ocean, double
corner lot. "As Is". 3BR/3.5BA, 2600sf.,
huge master suite w/sunroom, loft, office,
wood floors, cedar ceilings, lots of Iuilt-ln
& storage. Plus 1200sf guest apt. and
shop or pool house. $645,000. Owner/
Agent (904)655-3494.

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

JAX BCH, 1011 24th St. N. 3/2.5 w/Aarge
master, downstairs study, kitchen island
w/gas cooktop, two car garage. Builders
home, near ICW, no thru traffic, 2350sf.
$410K. (904)860-3239. MLS#418228
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, formal DR, cov-
ered lanai. $310,000 No reasonable offer
refused. .Owners desperate to sell!
(904)246-8532, (904)535-0593.
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2004 CLAYTON home, 3BR/2BA, excel-
lent condition; take over payments. Call

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

CARE ELISE Retirement Community, new
2BR, single level, deluxe apartments.
Conveniently located in Hiawassee.
$800/mo. including utilities. Pet friendly.
Call (706)896-1341 or (706)896-1200.
2BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1 car garage,
7th Ave. S. $1200/mo. (904)372-4260
JAX BCH 2 BR apt near ocean, no pets,
$800/mo. with $400 dep. 246-3130.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, fireplace,
W/D, 3 blocks to town center & beach.
$1150/mo. (904)742-6423.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
2 LARGE bedrooms, 1.5 bath townhouse,
Neptune Beach. Fenced backyard, close
to schools very spacious, newly remod-
eled, WDHU, $950/mo., $500 deposit,
223-0257, 307-3716.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BRI 1BA, $800/mo laundry room in build-
ing. Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references, $750- $795/mo,
222 4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA, 5 blocks to
beach. New CH&A. $850/mo. +$750/dep.
Avail 4/1. 654-6000.
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
601 MAIN St., Atlantic Bch, 2BR/1BA, fire-
place, WDHU, screened porch, CH&A.
Credit check. $750/mo. 891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Great 1BR w/garage.
Steps to beach, $875/mb. (904)910-1108,
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1BR/1BA $650 & $725/mo., Credit Check
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 R Apt $775/mo.
JAX BEACH. 1 block Io ocean
3BR/1 5BA iownnome. CH&A. patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/dqposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
So., lyr. new, 3BR/2.5BA, 1700sf, master
suite wfjacuzzi, balcony,. tile first floor,
W/D included, 2 car garage, fenced yard.
Small dogs considered, $1600/mo. +1/mo
dep. Call 249-6150.
ATLANTIC BCH townhouse, 2/1, fenced
yard, East Coast Dr. Avail. May.
$1000/mo. Call Rick 891-2345.
SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$900/mo., 994-0016, 545-2605.
wood floors, $1399/mo. Pets ok. 321 9th
St. N. 534-2120.
CH&A. $975/mo. Call 803-6560.
2BR/2BA APARTMENT, 2 biks tq ocean,
CH&A. $950/mo. No Pets. Call 625-1881.
2-BLOCKS to beach, 2/1, WDHU, large
deck, 214 8th Ave. S. $850/mo, $700 dep,
(228)313-4400, 662-5677.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $800/mo. TDO Management.
NEPTUNE BCH, 229/ 233 Magnolia, 2/1,
carpet/ tile, garage, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
Villas, new, 3/2.5 townhome, $1195/mo.
TDO Management (904)246-1125.

NORTH CAROLINA gated Lakefront
Community 150 miles of Shoreline and
great mountain views call now (800)709-

2BR/2BA new carpet, fenced back yard,
1158 Songbird Lane, $790/mo, $700 dep.
280-2728 leave message.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, 3 blocks to
ocean. WDHU. $850/mo. (904)742-6423.
NEPTUNE BEACH. Newly renovated, up-
stairs, larg6s2BR/1'BA, CH&A, hardwood
floors. 3 blocks to beach. 301 Oleander
St. Many extras $1000/mo.,. includes wa-
ter/ garbage/ sewer, +$1000/dep
241-4258, 704-4183.
1 BLOCK to ocean, very nice 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, fireplace, WDHU, located at 170
1st Ave. S., JB. $875/mo. credit check.
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.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA, new carpet,
new tile, good neighborhood. $900/mo.
+security deposit. 246-8532, 249-0119,
Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. Call 241-9822.
103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA,
lower apartment. No dogs. $995/mo. Se-
curity deposit equal one-half rent. Lawn
service included. Broker/ Owner

N. JAX Beach, just steps to ocean, large
2BR/tBA 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.

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.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced
yard, all appliances, inc. W/D. Available
4/1. 219-2481.
SUMMER SANDS Townhouse, 2/2.5,
lawn service included, $1150/mo+ dep.
1 BLOCK to ocean, 120 1st Ave. S., JB.
1BR/1BA, CH&A, sunroom, WDHU.
$700/mo. Credit check. 891-0606.

1 BR,, deck, dining room, wood floors,
laundry room, good closets, assigned
parking. Wave Crest, 120 4th Ave. N.
$875/mo. 993-2555
NEPTUNE BEACH, large 1BR, 3 blocks to
beach $625/mo. Also, 3BR/1BA, laundry
room; hardwood floors $950/mo.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 .Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, next to
Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to beach, steps
to tennis courts & skate park, double ga-
rage, security system, large front & back
yard, all tile. 562 Vikings Lane. $1250/mo.
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.

CLOSE TO Base, like new, very quiet,
1BR/1BA, laundry on premises, water,
electric, and satellite TV included. Small
pets ok. $695/mo. 247-4221.
1/0 Cal^"^ r' er),FAK -q- n "i"

2BR/1.5BA, No Pets, $900/mo.
+$750/dep. (904)237-9375.

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.

SOUTH JAX Beach, 3BR/2BA, on water.
Available now. $1150/mo. 273-2930.
3/2 POOL home off Hodges. Ready now!
$1500/mo. 993-5626.
ISLE OF Palms, 3/2 brick. New floors,
frlpc. Avail, now Rent $1300/mo.
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome
$1650/mo. Lease to Own $2290/mo.
(800)935-8347 ext. 106.
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1300/mo. 838-8725. '
ATLANTIC BEACH/ Mayport 935 Main St.
3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage,
$1095/mo., 247-1049.
3BR/2BA, large fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze, 17 Oaks Drive. $1300/mo.
JAX BEACH, 3/2,, 2 blocks ocean.
$1395/mo. +$700/dep. Senior/ Military dis-
count. Pets OK. Available 4/15/08. 1318
N. 2nd St. 708-0731.
JAX BEACH 16th Ave S. & Roberts Dr.
3BR/2BA, CH&A, screened porch, fenced
yard, garage, $1250/mo. 891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH, quiet 2BR/1BA, ga-
rage, W/D, appliances. $895/mo., 1st, last,
deposit. (904)613-7438.

fenced yard, $995/mo. Call 221-0612.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2, wood floors,
1200sf., $1250/mo. TDO MGMNT.
ATLANTIC BEACH,. 3/2.5 SFH, open floor
plan, travertine floors/ counter tops,
f'place, screened pool, comer lot,
$2100/mo. TDO Management Services,

BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2.5BA, den w/fireplace,
office, screened pool. $2000/mo.
13 Fairway Lane, JB. (904)241-0267.
NEPTUNE BEACH- 3BR/2BA, 2 car ga-
rage has storage cabinets & shelving,
W/D. New energy efficient CH&A. Large
Florida room overlooks private fenced
backyard. 7 blocks to ocean on quiet cul-
de-sac. Walk or bike to Elem. Jr. & High
Schools $1500/mo. (904)249-7131.
JAX BEACH, 4BR/2BA, 2 car garage, cov-
ered porch. 6yrs. old. CH&A, large master
bath, fireplace. $1700/mo. 631-6268.
SAN PABLO, Ibis Point, 3/2, fireplace,
sunroom, 2100sf. $1495/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
4 BLOCKS from beach, roommate spe-
cial, 2BR/2BA, sunroom, big kitchen,
WDHU, shaded fenced yard. Excellent
condition, nearly new appliances.
$1075/mo. includes credit on utility. 1 year
preferred. No pets. Jax Beach. (904)502-
PVB, SOLANO Cay, 3/2, garage, fenced
yard, $1350/mo. 315-6558.
3BR 2BA, tile floors, frplc., jacuzzi tub,
fenced backyard. $1400/mo. 1123 19th St.
N., Jax Bch. Available April. 571-9248.
PVB- DOLPHIN Cove 3BR/2BA, w/great
room & garage. Large fenced backyard,
patio. On cul-de-sac, newly renovated.
$1350/mo. +dep. Available mid May,
241-4950 343-0161 (cell)
JAX BEACH, Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf.
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer,
fenced yard, lawn service, great neighbor-
hood. $1500/mo. 568-0428.

JAX BEACH. Steps to Sandl 1412 N. 1st
St. 3BR/2BA, new paint & flooring, wash-
er/dryer, large balcony. 1400sf. Great lo-
cation. No dogs. $1750/mo. +dep. Availa-
ble May 1st. 537-5071, 881-4730.
PONTE VEDRA Bch, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf w/
garage. Villa Del Mar. $850/mo incl. cable
& water. (904)545-3156.
JAX BEACH 14th Ave. N. 1BR/1BA,
1 block to beach. Non-smoker. $895/mo.
PONTE VEDRA, East of AlA, Short walk
to the ocean. 2/2, 1100sf. w/garge & fire-
place. Granite kit & baths. New tile, Oil
rubbed bronze light & plumb fixtures. All
appl. included. Low utilities. $925/mo. No
pets/ smoking. Call (904)881-0895.a
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.
OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint,
great location, $850/mo, McGuire Mort-
gage, 246-9915.
THE POINTE at Ponte Vedra, 3BR/2BA
with 1 car garage. Enclosed Sun Porch
with views of Lagoon and Golf Course.
Newly remodeled. $2500/mo.. For appt
call 716-1838 or 716-1139.
ATLANTIC BCH- 2BR/2BA, 1 block from
ocean, $1100/mo, 221-4696.
PVB/ BELLEZA- 1BR/1BA, 2nd floor
$875/mo.. (904)708-3809.
1BR/1BA, GROUND floor, fireplace, W/D,
2 pools, full gym, beach shuttle and ac-
cess. $800/mo. 294-1237.
TIME! 2BR/2BA Condo. Gated Riverfront
community, across river from Stadium.
Lease $850/mo. No pets. 733-7596 or
PONTE VEDRA, 1 mile to beach, immac-
ulate, 3/2, garage, ground floor end unit,
newly tiled kitchen, dining, living room,
newly painted, new blinds, all amenities.
Unfurnished $1350/mo, furnished
$1700/mo, Please call (904)273-8923.

MARSH Landing CC home, totally reno-
vated. Furnished or unfurnished
$2495/mo. (904)537-4083.
1800sf w/200sf sunroom; 2 car garage,
fenced yard. 679 Selva Lakes Cir.
$1500/mo. +dep. 372-9416 or 534-4165.

Ocean view, 3BR/2BA, 4th floor, garage
parking, pool. $1900/mo. East Coast Real-
ty, 247-4724.

NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres with great
view, very private, big trees, waterfalls &
large public lake nearby, $49,500 call now
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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-

BISHOP'S COURT, Hodges/ Beach.
1BR/1BA, upgraded, gated, amenities.
$101,500. 994-1928.


JAX BEACH, 2/2.5 townhome, tile/ carpet,
garage. $1350/mo. TDO MGMNT.
ATLANTIC BCH West/ Mayport, 3BR/
2BA, new remodel. Family room, eat- in
kit., fenced yard. $1250/mo., year lease.

PONTE VEDRA Summer House.
2BR/2BA, $950/mo. 1st mo. Free!
Brisas, 601-South 1st Street. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Available Immediately. Call

EAST OF A1A, 2BR/2BA, Open floor plan,
yard w/deck, W/D, Pets OK, $1340/mo.
803-3099, 655-5367.

new appliances, carport, $1000/mo + dep.
1102 Green Cay Ave. 249-3214, 945-
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, beautiful
townhome on lake. End unit. $1050/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ East of Mayport Rd.
in Fairway Villas; very nice 2/2, fenced
yard, vaulted ceilings, WDHU; $925/mo
JAX BEACH- near ocean, 3BR/1BA.
CH/A. Lease, references required. 218 4th
Ave. South. $1195/mo. (904)221-4134,
ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1450/mo, no pets,
JAX BEACH, 4/2, 1 block ocean.
$1850/mo. +$1000/dep., uitlies included.
No pets. Senior/ Military discount.
123 18th Ave. N. 708-0731.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 160 Belvedere,
3BR/2BA, fresh paint, new carpet, fenced
yard. $1100/mo. 463-4104.
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, lots
of tile, jacuzzi tub, skylights, large fenced
yard, lawn service. No pets. 1st/ last/ se-
curity. $1650/mo. 249-2921.
JAX BEACH, walk to ocean, 4/2 remod-
eled, $1475.mo., 18 Sandra Dr.,
4BR/2BA, new carpet/ paint, 2car garage.
$1550/mo. (904)735-8668.

Newly renovated 1/1; partially furnished,
$825/mo. Call Maryanne, (904)537-6161.
OCEANVIEW, NEW 3/2, Ig balcony. Con-
sider lease/ option.. 6mo.+ 463-7343.

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

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ROOMMATE, 2/2, Ponte Vedra. $450/mo. OFFICE SPACE available for rent at 1171
+1/2 utilities, background check, Beach Blvd between Penman Rd and
(904)386-7955. A1A. Please call 904-993-9268 for de-

3BA, 3200sf. home in S. Jax Beach. In-,
ground pool. Must love dogs. $550/mo.
+$250/dep., all utilities included. Serious
inquiries only. (904)568-5555.
HOUSE IN Atlantic Bch., nice quiet neigh-
borhood, 1-1/2 BA, W/D, master bedroom
rent + 1/3 utilities. Paulette 304-5929.
leave message.
2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOME in Ponte Vedra
Beach. $550/mo. +dep. (904)236-2695.
ROOMMATE NEEDED 4 bedroom house,
off of Pine St. Neptune Bch, $360/mo.
ROOM IN house in PV. Community has
pool and tennis courts. House is
3BR/2BA. Utilities, laundry and high speed
internet included. $590/mo. No deposit.
GATOR FAN, 57, wants roommate to
share house with pool. $500/mo. +half util-
-.ities. 246-1865.
.-NEED, A roommate for 2/1. $400/mo.
+utils. 1 block from beach and Huguenot
Park. Unfurnished. 90 second 'drive to
either JTB or Beach Blvd. Call Ross
ROOMMATE FOR Portside home
$450/mo. +dep., 1/2 utilities 379-1278,

FREE RENT- Office Space for Lease,
500sf. to 3500sf., OSCEOLA PROF.
CNTR. across from Bonefish Grill.
tion area on Beach Blvd. $375/mo, in-
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
net, 465-2505.
700SF AND 1600SF, great frontage, great
signage availability, starting @ $700/mo.
Call 993-4011.
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.

COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. South, .Jax,,Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880.
RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.
MAYPORT RD warehouse space,
$575/mo. 514-1090, 247-5334.
WAREHOUSE FOR lease, 1375sqft, with
small office and bathroom. Air conditioned
$13.65/sqft.+ CAM approx. $2100/mo.
South Jax Beach, 241-1880.

Atlantic Beach or PVB, $650/mo. Call ATLANTIC BCH, 4300sf office/ retail
June, 994-3608. building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.

SOUTH JAX Beach, large private room,
w/ bath, furnished, cable, private entrance,
CH&A, $140/wk + $140 deposit; on bus
line, 246-0862.
PRIVATE BATH, $500/mo., kitchen priv.,
blocks frombeach. 401-0488.

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DIVORCE $275-$350' Covers children,
etc. Only one signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000 ext. 600. (8am-6pm) Alta
Divorce, LLC. Established 1977.

IN RE: The license to practice nursing of
Loretta Parsons, R.N.
1700 San Pablo Rd. South
Jacksonville, FL 32224
CASE NO.: 2007-28452
LICENSE NO.:RN 2238412
The Department of Health has filed an Ad-
ministrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting,
Walter T.S. Widener, Assistant General
Counsel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4052
Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C65, Tallahassee
Florida 32399-3265, (850)245-4640.
If no contact has been made by you con-
cerning the above by April 30, 2008, the
matter of the Administrative Complaint will
be presented at an ensuing meeting of the
Board of Nursing in an informal proceed-

In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
(850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida! Relay

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BL 3/26, 4/2, 4/9.4/16/08


s, e Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the
"Self Storage Facility Act", Florida Statutes
Section 1, Part IV of Chapter 83, Laws of
o Florida 1982; the personal property con-
sisting of clothing, personal items and
* household goods of:

Stosha Bryant, Euless, TX, A015a, 5x10,
furniture, misc. boxes.
Sabrina Brown, Atlantic Beach, C339,
5x10, misc. boxes
Jesus Sanchez, Atlantic Beach, C355,
5x10, misc. boxes.
USS Boone FPO, AA, D412, 10x20, mat-

Will be sold or otherwise disposed of at
10:00 AM, Saturday, April 12, 2008 to sat-
isfy lien(s) for past due rent(s) cost and
fees. Disposition will take place at: Pan
Am Mini Storage, 2383 Mayport Rd., At-
lantic Beach, FL 32233. Pan Am Mini
Storage reserves the right to reject any
and all bids and establish minimum bids to
compensate for all costs.
BL 3/26, 4/2/08

The Board of Adjustment for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April
15, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd
Street, Jacksonville Beach to consider the
following variance application:
BOA 08-100034 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e)(1) c.2, for a southerly
side yard of 5.7 feet in lieu of 10 feet re-
quired to allow for improvements to a
single family dwelling, for property lo-
cated at 2907 Madrid St, more specifi-
cally, Lot 1, Block 24, Replat of Unit
No. 1, Atlantic Shores.

A copy of the above,, referenced applica-
tion(s) is available for review in the office
of the Planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, during normal
business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm).
If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Board of Adjustment with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici;
pate in this meeting should contact thQ
Planning and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
BL 3/26/08


NOTICE IS hereby given that pursuant to
the "Self Storage Facility Act", Florida
Statutes Section 1, Part IV of Chapter 83,
Laws of Florida 1982; the personal proper-
ty consisting of the following vehicles or
vessels will be sold at a public sale, auc-
tion, or otherwise, to satisfy owner lien,for
rent due in accordance with Florida Stat-
ute 83 will be sold at All Aboard Sales and
Storage, located at 2787 MAYPORT
Road, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233.
TENANT- Ronald B. Bryant, Jr.
VIN: TCT27030K788
1988 Thundercraft
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
BL 3/26 & 4/2/08

Notice is hereby given that a public hear-
ing will be held on the following proposed
variance at 6:00 p.m.on Monday,
April 7, 2008, in the City Hall'Council
Chambers, 116 First Street, at which time
the City Council will consider their adop-
tion. All information may be inspected at
the Office of the City Clerk during regular
working hours. All interested parties may
appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed variance.

Variance Request of Penman Plaza
Associates, Ltd. for the property known
as real estate parcel numbers 177631-
0000, 177397-0000, 177397-0030,
177606-0000, 177397-0200, 177606-
0500, 177397-0100 and 177631-0000 re-
quest to vary sections 27-229 minimum lot
area requirements, 27-455 minimum land-
scape requirements, 27-457 landscaping
requirements for vehicular use areas, 27-
540 off street parking, 27-459 landscaping
buffer. The request is to construct an addi-
tion to the existing Penman Plaza Shop-
ping Center.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing the person will need a record of
the proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings Is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation, including
hearing assistance, to participate In this
meeting should contact the City Clerk's
Office no later than 5:00 P.M., the day of
the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 3/26/08

FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
HAPPY JACK(R) Mange Medicine: pro-
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Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

The Board of Appeals for the City of Nep-
tune Beach, Florida will hold a Public
Hearing on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at
6:00 p.m., in the Neptune Beach Munici-
pal Building, 116 First Street, to consider
the following items:
V08-04: Variance request of Mr. Jeffery
Scott Weikle for the property located at
1924 Strickland Road proposing to the ex-
isting lot width, west side and rear yards
and proposing to vary section 27-229-1
with a request of 9.6 feet leaving .06 feet
on the east side yard. The request is to
demolish existing screen enclosure and
build new one.
V08-05: Variance request of Ms. Angela
Oesterreicher for the property located at
401 Lora Street to the existing non-con-
forming south side and proposing to vary
the rear yard with a request of 15.8 feet
leaving 9.2 feet in lieu of the required 25
feet The request is to build an addition to
the west side.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the board with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he or she will need a record of
the proceedings, and for such .purpose he
or she may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings are made,
which record included the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation to participate
in this meeting should contact the City
Clerk's office no later than 5:00 p.m., the
day of the meeting.
BL 3/26/08

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.
GET CRANE trained! Crane/ heavy equip
training. National certification. Placement
assistance. Financial assistance. Georgia
School of Construction. www.Heavy5.com
Use code 'FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.
All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
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

Needed for Home Health care and Hos-
pice Shifts. Up to $28/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at
www.NFHSonline.com or call us at
NURSERY WORKER needed Sunday
8:30am to noon for local church. Call
Debbie at 221-1700 x208 to apply or fax
resume 221-9191.
INSIDE SALES/ Warehouse Position,
M-F, 12-5pm. Send resumes to
chris.newell @esproducts.com
PGA TOUR is now looking for a Part-time
Receptionist. Telephone, multi-tasking
and people skills..a must...HS diploma, &
lyr admin. or business office exp. re-
quired. Please apply online at www.PGA-

applications. Must be experienced. Higher
Grounds Lawn Care. Call 866-0856..
mediately for Tumbling/ Recreational
Classes at Beaches Gymnastics. Call
to provide care for infants to 3yr. olds on
Sunday mornings 8:45am-12:30pm and
Wednesday evenings 5:30-8:30pm,
$10/hr. Previous child care, references
and CPR training preferred. Apply in per-
son at First Christian Church, 2125 Ocean
Front, NB, 246-2010.
BASKIN ROBBINS, Atlantic Beach, Cake
Decorator, P/T. Call (904)241-6603.
TPC SAWGRASS is seeking professional,
service oriented, team players to fill imme-
diate openings for the following positions:
Part Time Course Advisor
FT/PT Outside Golf Operations
Temporary Golf Shop and
Food & Beverage positions
Available (April 30 -May 14) during
Qualified individuals must be dependable,
have "can do" attitudes, and a strong work
ethic. We offer great salaries, excellent
benefits and the opportunity to work with
the very best. To join our winning team,
please apply by fax to 904-285-7970 or in
person at TPC Sawgrass, 110 Champion-
ship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.
We are proud to be a drug free company.
SHARE THE Good News through music!
Keyboardist to help lead worship services
at 8:30 a.m. (contemporary) and 11:00
a.m. (traditional), Sunday mornings for
growing church in Ponte Vedra Beach.
One night rehearsal with Praise singers
during week. Paid position, with input to
grow music ministry. Begin worship on
April 6th or as soon as possible. Call
church office 285-5347 for more informa-

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@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
ERAGE CART. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
hiring full & part-time dining room servers,
banquet servers -and beverage cart staff.
Excellent benefits offered to full time em-
ployees including 401k, insurance, vaca-
tion days, sick days. Apply in person at
the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tuesday -
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
YOUTH MINISTRY: Hodges Blvd. Presby-
terian Church, (PCUSA) has an immediate
opening for an interim P/T Director of
Youth Ministries. If you enjoy working in
Youth Ministry and have experience in this
area, please submit resume:
harper@ medservco.com.
area, 6hrs/ nightly, some weekends re-
quired. $8 her hour. Call Sarah

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.
CAREGIVER NEEDED for elderly. $10/hr.
Must be flexible, must have own car.
Background chock req'd. 610-9047.
BONO'S BBQ Neptune Bch is accepting
applications for exp, Cooks and Coashiers,
full and partirne available. Apply between
2-'lpm dally, 1307 Atlantic Blvd.

Join our team. Our company has openings
for our service dept, good salary, must
possess a good driving record, be custom-
er friendly. We offer company vehicle,
paid vacation and holidays. Leap over to
us. Apply at 159 19th Street N. Jax.
Beach. 242-9002.

Associate Agent or Licensed CSR. Only
220 or 440 apply please. Fax resume to
CLASS "D" Security Officers needed to
work upscale gated communities and con-
dominiums in Jax and Ponte Vedra
Beach. Apply in person for a guaranteed
interview at: First Coast Security Serv-
ices, 1 Independent Dr. #117 (Modis
Bldg.) Jax, FL 32202 (904)598-1993.
DRIVERS NEEDED for local wholesale
nursery, Class A and Class D. Fax
resume tb 246-1558 or call 246-3672.
Atlantic Beach, Miminum 3yrs. A/R; A/P &
Customer Service. DMV title work, Quick-
books, excellent benefits. Fax resume
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.
DRIVERS: TEAMS & Solo Needed. Great
Pay. Equipment and Benefits. Must have
6 Mo. OTR Exp. Call for more info @
(800)669-3179 ext. 1411.

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

Avante at Jacksonville Beach, a 165-bed
skilled nursing and rehab facility, currently
seeks dedicated CNA's and licensed
nurses. All shifts available for CNA's and
afternoon shift and part-time float position
for nurses. Avante offers excellent com-
pensation & premium benefits, including
401(k). Come join our team and become
eligible for a substantial retention bonus.
Please fax resume to (904)249-8208.
EOE. www.avantegroup.com
Shop has stations for rent. Licensed re-
quired. 910-9106. A
LOCAL CLEANING company now hiring
experienced personnel for
residential cleaning,
Beaches and Southside area.
Background check & drug screening.
Contact via email: joespiess@aol.com
F/T EMPLOYMENT, excellent pay and
benefits. Pool route service tech. Good
driving record. 246-7431.

Full time. lpm-9pm, at a premier retire-
ment community. Experienced preferred,
but will train Excellent benefits Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd, Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-9447;
emailr to .jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/
Drug-free Workplace.
Now offering station rentals.
Stylist and Nail techs.
PRIVATE COUNTRY Club now hiring
Chef, Sous Chef, Line Cooks. Apply at:
TPC SAWGRASS in Ponte Vedra is hiring
F/T Equipment Operators in the Golf
Course Maintenance Dept. Prior experi-
ence is not required. Must be at least 18
-yr ol winm a valid driver's license For
,:,t. r-. I all 273-.,248. Horj l' r, e
+overtime;, nerical, oeniiit ide goil privi-
leges and much more. DFW/EOO.

Full/ part time sales people needed. Apply
at Sea Shells & Coral, 230 North Board-
walk. JB. '
Must be computer literate, detail minded
and people oriented. Have a working
knowledge of accounting, budgeting and
maintenance control. Community Associa-
tion Manager's License required. Salary
plus commission & benefits. Fax Resume
to 249-0606.
Teams Needed/USA and Overseas $119 -
$220K year. Bodyguards $250 $750 a
day 18 or older. (615)885-8960 ext 300
tomer Service. Growing manufacturing
company seeks professional, organized,
customer focused individual for adminis-
trative assistant/ customer service posi-
tion in fast paced business environment.
Must test at 50 wpm, proficiency iri Word
and Excel, ability to multi-task, have high
attention to detail and organization, and
answer multi-line phone system, AP/AR.
Excellent verbal and written communica-
tion skills a must. Bookkeeping experience
a plus. M-F, 8am-5pm. Email resume to
admin@hurricanearmor.net or fax to
NOW HIRING FT/PT, Host/Hostess, Bar-
tenders, Cocktail Servers for new bar. The
Bridge Market & Bistro, 377 S. Roscoe,
PVB. 285-1154.
ist. for Medical Spa. Contact 241-2023.

Avante at Jacksonville Beach, a progres-
sive 165-bed skilled nursing and rehab fa-
cility, is seeking a full-time Staffing Coordi-
nator. Must have staffing experience. This
position is responsible for the overall staff-
ing'of nurses and CNA's for the facility to
ensure efficient functioning of the nursing
department consistent with the philoso-
phy, goals, policies and procedures of the
nursing division of Avante. Avante offers
an excellent working environment and
great pay with premium benefits, including
401(k). For consideration please mail, fax
or email your resume to the address be-
low or come in and fill out an application.
Myra Chartrand D.O.N.
Avante @ Jacksonville Beach
1504 Seabreeze Ave.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Fax: 904-249-8208

-BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
COUNTER HELP, Dry Cleaners Ponte
Vedra area. Call 285-5644.
ERAGE CART. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
hiring full & part-time dining room servers,
banquet servers and beverage cart staff.
Excellent benefits offered to full time em-
ployees including 401k, insurance, vaca-
tion days, sick days. Apply in person at
the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tuesday -
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
Drivers: ASAP! Sign-On Bonus 35-42 cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent Bene-
fits Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR
PIPE FITTERS, Ship Fitters, Welders (all
types),lnside/ Outside Machinist, Marine
Electricians, willing to travel, long term,
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-01419.
SERVERS, LIno Cooks, Dishwashers,.
Fino Dining. JJ's Blstro, Ponte Vedra,
273-7980, Gate Parkway, 996-7557,
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted, Clean driving re-
cold required, Call April, 246-9999,


LOST TABBY cat w/ collar "Joey", Isle of,
Palms area. Reward! 223-0300.
LOST- SMALL, Black Chihuahua w/white
markings, male, 4-6 Ibs.. 962-0412
LOST CAT, white, approx 15lbs, Tangle-
wood off Penman. please call 246-3918.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.

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Trouble went searching for me
when I had to return to Camp
Pendleton, my dad is a Marine
in Iraq. I have had Trouble since
he was 6 weeks old, he is now
7 1/2 yrs. He is my best friend.
Please help us find him.
Call (904) 699-0814


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PEST CONTROL Lawn Technician want-
ed for beach company. No experience re-
quired. Good pay, health, life, dental insur-
ance and vacation. 75% of our employees
have been with us 3yrs. or longer and are
100% vested in our retirement plan. If you
desire a career position call 241-7175 for
interview. Drug-free workplace.
POOL SERVICE Tech. Top pay. Must
have 2 years experience. Good driving re-
cord. Call Pool Pro's. 400-4943. Ask for
ing company. Full time, computer & Quick-
books a plus. Benefits avail. Email resume
to: supercleanservices @yahoo.com
NEEDS FULL time Host/ Hostess & Ex-
perienced Line Cooks with open availabili-
ty. Apply within 1018 North 3rd St., Mon-
Fri, 2pm- 4pm.
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 hospitals.
$8/hr. To apply visit our website @
www.nfhsonline.com or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
M-F, 8am-4pm, occasional Saturdays.
Outside groundskeeping of a 35 acre
cemetery: weed eating, mowing, general
upkeep and maintenance. $10/hr. w/bene-
fits. PV Valley Cemetery, 4750 Palm Val-
ley Rd., 285-1130.
F/T RECEPTIONIST needed for very busy
doctor's office. Multi-tasking and people
skills are a MUST. Fax resume to
Trusted team. Supportive leadership.
Smiling faces. You'll have a true sense of
belonging here at Baptist Medical Center
Beaches. Joining a circle of care where
everything revolves around people, come
find out why you'll find more within our cir-
*Cook FT, $500 sign on bonus!
*RN Critical Care FT, Days/Nights
*RN Emergency FT Days/ Nights
*Florida Certified Nurse Assistants 7p-7a
*Lab Phlebotomist 8 mos. patient blood
draws exp. req.
*Medical Technologist
*Surgical Technician ENDO
*Manager Safety, Security, Emergency
*Security Officer
*Ultrasound Sonographer PRN
*Registered Respiratory Therapist
*Physical Therapist PRN
*Food Service Associate
Apply online at:
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
1350 13th Ave. South
Jacksonville Beach, FL
be able to work weekends/Sundays.
Please apply at Gene's Seafood, 1249
Penman Rd., between 2-4pm. Drug free
LOCAL BEACHES plumbing company
needs exp. journeyman/ service person-.
nel. Please call 241-7191.
Part-time working with the elderly in our
Assisted Living Facility at premier retire-
ment community. Applications 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
Handle inbound & outbound shipments &
assist in preparing orders. Mon- Fri.,
7:30am- 4pm. Starts $10-$11 per hour
plus benefits. Apply in person for immedi-
ate positions- at 10302 Deerwood Park
Blvd., Suite 200.
Peoples First Community Bank has a Full-
Time Teller position available at our Ker-
nan Branch Location. Customer service
and cash handling experience required.
Previous banking experience helpful, but
not mandatory; Please visit our website at
www.peoplesfirst.com for an application
or contact Julie Hollis at
(800)624-9699 ext. 7327 or
juliehollis@peoplesfirst.com or fax
(850)770-7940. You may also apply in
person at: 3475 Kernan Blvd. S., Jackson-
ville, FL 32224. DFWP/ EEO/ AA Employ-
PLUMBERS Needed, new construction,
Journeymen, Service Techs with experi-
ence. Valid DL a must. Benefits & top pay.

Top pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT .
Baymeadows area. 519-0004.
VET TECH with experience & reliable
Kennel Assistant for busy Animal Hospital.
Apply within, 28 Corona Rd., Ponte Vedra

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
OPTOMETRY, West Beaches, Front
desk, customer service, all office aspects.
Friendly personality, ability to multi-task,
bookkeeping, PC, medical office experi-
ence a plus. Fax resume to 221-6504.

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.
beach hiring experienced fine dining serv-
er. FT/ benefits/ 401(k). Email:
dining@selvamarina.com or apply in per-
son. DFWP.
NEEDED for home health care. $11/hr.
To apply visit our website @ www.nfhson-
line.com or apply in person, North Florida
Health Services, 710 3rd St. N., Jax Bch.

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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com

Advanced Field Services seeks individuals
to complete insurance inspections on resi-
dential buildings in Florida. For more infor-
mation and to apply visit:

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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
50 UNIT Hotel Ft. Myers, Dry Cleaner.
SW Florida. Strip2Fit Franchises Florida.
Financing Available. LinLou Associates,
LLC, Focus Real Estate Group, (386)418-
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ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 BO02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold!
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. 35K OBO. Great
location, Beaches area.. Call Jenifer

OPENINGS FOR toddlers. Refs, good
rates & hours. Call 220-7493.
IN-HOME CHILDCARE. Loving stay home
mom .happy to provide nurturing, fun,
structured care. F/T, M-F. References
available. 305-0897.
CHILD CARE in my home. Loving, caring
Christianwoman woman will safely care for your
.child. For weekly rates. 207-0973-..

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.
Personal Care and Respite Services.
LOVING, CHRISTIAN woman available as
companion/ caregiver to your loved one.
Dependable with references. 249-4011,

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.
SURF CASTING Rod and Reel. Penn reel
and 11' rod w/line. $125. 626-9596.
2 ANTIQUE trunks, 1 large/ 1 small. Sell
for $75 each OBO. Call (808)269-1082.
SURFBOARD, ROZIO, 8'6", $450.
Baker's Rack, butterscotch, rattan w/iron.
Queensize bed base, 6 drawer, wood,
w/mattress and boxspring. Like new Ken-
more Microwave Oven. Two 39" lower
cabinets. Pair of loud car speakers. Call
699-5637 for info.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
POWER CHAIR Jet 3 Ultra w/oxygen
holder. Gently used indoors $800. Scott
BRAND NEW Troy generator 3550. $400.
Sears riding lawn mower 3000, still under
servcie agreement $1000. 246-9685.
6 1/2 FT Nissan Bedliner $50. Please call
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
$1250. 521-8840.
WHITE, ANTIQUE Wicker Sofa, 6 ft., floral
pattern $300. 223-0777

DEMO HOMESITES Wanted Now! In se-
lected areas! For the New Kayak Pool -
The above ground pool with inground fea-
tures. Save $ with this unique opportunity.
Free Estimates/ Fast installation/ EZ Fi-
nancing. Call (866)348-7560..
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.
GYM EQUIPMENT: Lifecycle 9500 Sta-
tionary Bike $350, Universal Home Gym
$600, Treadmill $350. All work great.
Make offers. Need space for other equip-
ment. Beautiful stone based Kitchen Table
w/round glass-top and 4 charcoal leather
swivel chairs w/chrome accents on table
and chairs. Asking $750 OBO. 543-8629.
HENRY LINK, white washed rattan round
dining set w/4 chairs & glass-top. Excel-
lent quality & cond. $300. 249-7975 or
246-1666 evenings.
QUALITY QUEEN size Sealy Posturpedic
mattress & box spring in exc., spotless
cond. $120. Can deliver. 246-1832.
A MIXTURE of Gumball Beaver Stands
and Heads, and Vend Stars, "as is".
HP PAVILION PC, Windows XP, Microtek
17" LCD Monitor, HP 5500 Series All-in-
One' Printer, cordless Keyboard and
Mouse. $250. 246-1461.

SATURDAY, 8am-12pm., 2124 Acacia
Rd. Bed, treadmill, bike, Lots of other

FRIDAY & Saturday, 8am-2pm, 1251
Nantucket Ave. Tools, TV., etc.

NEW OLD fashioned swap meet. Every
Saturday, gates open at 8am. 4638 Ocean
St. 2 biks before A1A Ferry Boat, behind
Mayport Tavern. For more info on space
call 504-8777.

SALE! Large appliances, large TV, furni-
ture, sports/ misc. bags, ss jaguar jewelry,
glass/ crystal, women's/ misc. clothing,
games, lots more! 272 Canal Blvd. Early
3/28/08 Fri. & 3/29/08 Sat.- noon start.

ed off Beach Blvd to Eunice Rd. to Broad-
-water March 29th 8am-1 pm.
EGRETS GLADE Community Yard Sale!
Saturday, 8am-1 pm. Off Hodges between
Atlantic & Beach Blvd.
IT'S HERE final moving sale. T.V., curio
cabinet, shelves, oat entertainment center,
bedding, bar stools, Boyds bears, stuff 4
more stuff. Friday 1-5pm, Saturday 8am-
3pm, 2140 El Lago Way.
14264 PABLO Woods Lane, Saturday,
6am-noon. Between Beach and Atlantic
Blvd. Clothes, fishing furniture, kitchen,
bedding, art work, frames, hammock, deck

PET SITTING, your baby a guest in my
home. 294-1237.

GOING AWAY? Let us care for your
home. "IN LIEU OF YOU" 285-4131.
Serving Beaches and Ponte Vedra
20 years.
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.

ALL YOUR Carpet Needs! Repairs, 1
room or whole house. Michael's Carpet
Installation. (904)228-8829.
FLOORING REPAIRS, restretches, instal-
lations. Call Jimmy, 482-2458, 343-3631.

JUST ME Cleaning, one cleaner, one
great job. Connie 333-0058.
Specializing in residential and commercial
services, 7 days a week. (904)910-4039.

KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $175 for CLEAN-N-GO CLEANING you can count
both; 641-9667, 838-5411. on! Call Melissa 476-3424.

SURFBOARD, 7'6" Westwind, blue, lyr.
old. $250. Call 626-9596.
LIKE NEW! Custom-made Living Room
furniture, 60" Toshiba TV. Call 247-8559
for appoihtmeht..
DO YOU Experience Anxiety? There are
answers in this book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard. Price $15.00.
Hubbard Dianetics Foundation (813)872-
0722. E-mail cofstampa@gmail.com.
SOFA,'$100. GE Washer/ Dryer, excellent
condition, large load capacity $100ea.
'285-4772 after 6pm.
BEVELED GLASS top dining/ cafe table &
2 tall, padded chairs. Sunburst design.
Cost $375, sell for $125. (808)269-1082.
MOVING SALE! GE side-by-side, 25.5 re-
frigerator, bisque. $650. Tropitone green
patio table and 4 chairs, 2 chaise loungers
and side table $550. Plum accent chair
$60. Blue heron floor lamp $35. Green of-
fice chair $45. Call Dianne at 992-8400 or
April 5th and 6th, Saturday, 9am-5pm,
Sunday, 9am-4pm at the Morocco Shrine,
3800 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville.
North Florida Arms Collectors. Info:

cherry wood w/32" flat screen. $1000. *
NEW HD TV, 26", $450 OBO. Coffee ta-
ble- oval $25 OBO. Dishes- 6 settings $20
OBO. (808)269-1082.

experience. Licensed, insured, & bonded.
Move outs welcome. Satisfaction guaran-
teed Call 446 611. free estimate. Ndw
Se cptng neA ,lienis
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available
with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
CARTER CLEAN, Homes and Small
Offices. Call (904)400-1245.
Cleaning Service. Residential & commer-
cial. All equipt. & supplies provided. Li-
cenrsed, bonded & references. Free esti-
mates. 654-8258 Call now for Spring
Cleaning Specials!
ABOVE & Beyond Housekeeping. De-
pendable, detailed cleaning. Licensed, In-
sured, bonded, references. Immediate
openings. 591-5901, 514-1188.
HAVING A hard time finding someone you
can trust to clean your home? Never fear,
Dust Bunny is here! Reasonable prices.
Refs avail. 343-8547.

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

WASHER $190. Dryer $140. Electric WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
Stove $130. Call 285-7162. ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
7PC. SOLID Oak Dining Set, double ped- 2417276, 838-9599.
astal, seats 10, 2 leafs, 6 chairs (includes
2 captain.) $650 OBO. (904)635-3867. IOU i s n
IF YOU are interested in advertising under

3402 WASHBURN Rd., Saturday,
9am-12:30pm. Bikes, lotsof good stuff.

BIG PENTHOUSE Suite. South Ponte Ve-
dra. Tons of Herend, Old Hummels, Doul-
ton, Lalique, Steuben, Waterford, Ster-
ling! small cute items, big set. Jewelry.
Elec. mobility cart. Oak ice box, Fully fur-
nished. Bose, Good Ig. sz. cloths, many
fine furs, Vera Bradley etc. Tall clock. Art:
John Mclver oil Ray Harm. Don't Miss
This!! Thurs. 9-4, Fri. 9-3. No's @ Sale.
Take A1A to 3170 Ponte Vedra Blvd.
(A1A). Ocean Grande meet our vans in lot
by gate. We will shuttle you in. China Cat
241-0344. chinacatantique.com
JAX BEACH Estate of Antiques Dealer
Sandra Shore. 929 12th St. S. Friday &
Saturday, 8am-3pm. Sunday, 11am-3pm.
Thousands of antiques and collectibles,
silver, jewelry, toys, trains, linens +more.
Photos at www.franklycharlotte.com
sale. 5000sf home with 5 car garage and
$100,000 contents. 3085 Anderson Rd.
Greencove Springs, FL. March 27-30th,
8:30am-5:30pm. View the list at
www.estatesales.net. Buy Hunter antiques

1998 14FT Cat Boat with 9.9 Mariner mo-
tor, $950 OBO. 396-6769.
2006 21' TROPHY, c.c. Merc.150 o.b.,
Garmin 498 GPS/ FF, 30gal. livewell, top,
outriggers, lots of storage/space, includes
trailer. Take over payments $418/mo.
Mike (904)252-3204


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lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.

ENDLESS SUMMER Lawncare. Free esti-
mates. Professional customer service.
Mowing, edging, weeding, trimming- trees,
shrubs. Licensed & insured. Residential &
commercial. CALL US FIRSTI 270-2664.

DRIVEWAYS, PATIOS, sidewalks, demo-
lition, & room additions. RK Ballard Con-
struction, Inc. Licensed & insured. Call
Chuck, 874-6692.

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

HELP? Experienced delivery & moving of
furniture, appliances, and more. Residen-
tial/ Commercial. Odd Jobs. Visa/ Mas-
terCard/ AMEX. (904)874-1136.

FULL EXTERIOR Cleaning. Let us do
your Spring Cleaning. Quality Service,
Affordable Price. 525-0197.
Safe roof cleaning. Spotless window
cleaning. Pressure washing. Licensed &
. Insured, Call Kevin, 994-0045. .. .

INTERIOR, Exterior, Quality & Profession-
alism. Great Rates. Free Estimates
(904)343-9057, (904)642-4335 anytime.
Interior/ Exterior Painting. Rotten wood
replacement. Pressure Washing. Rooms
starting at $75. Honest, Dependable. Free
estimates. Licensed/ Insured. 638-8483..
Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
WORK. Free estimates. Call Mike Wil-
liams, 285-2651.
LICENSED PAINT Contractor will paint
average size room $95. Insured.
(904)613-1271, (904)305-1919.
OVER 20 years exp. Fast friendly service.
Interior or Exterior. Change out rotted
wood. Expert drywall repairs. Office or
home. Very neat and clean painting. I
paint your house like it was my own. Noth-
ng like a Nu-Coat of paint! 904-864-4820

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.

2005 BLUE Dodge Grand Caravan SE,
VIN#1D4GP24R15B113730. Power win-
dows, locks, CD/ cassette.. 66,689 miles.
Call 234-5169. $7000.

CORVETTE- '87 Callaway $27,000.
1993 MAZDA Miata sporty red convertible,
$2400 OBO. (808)269-1082.
1986 WHITE Camaro. New engine parts,
rebuilt transmission. $1200,. 708-5165.
1966 MUSTANG, red. Runs great. $2800.
Call (904)635-0597.

Home & office repair and maintenance.
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
MASTER DRYWALL- small jobs, hang/
finish/ textures. Call Jack 652-5359. Lic.,
20yrs exp.
Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows, rotted wood,
termite damage, roof leaks, drywall,
decks, etc. Honest, top quality work-
Wood Repair, Trim;'"CrO wn "'Mboldig,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB

5th year anniversary special. Will beat any
written estimate, next 7 days.
904-755-7403. CCC1326983.

Q 246-9930
Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986.

LAWN & Tree Service. No job too big or
small. Good rates. Call 904-254-7403.

IRRIGATION AND Landscape Installa-
tions and Repair. Free Quotes, Ask For
Scott. (904)303-3779.
30 YEARS experience, all types of lawn
care, Call 334-1931.
Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.

ONE DOLLAR sale- every item is only
$1.00. Over 2000 items. 960 Hagler Dr.
(off Florida Blvd.) Saturday, 9am till tired.

5 @8 6~~il

Now hiring for the following position:
Our Garden Homes Dept.
is looking for full-time
Landscape Maintenance Workers.
MUST have experience.
40 hours, Monday-Friday
We offer excellent salary.
Benefits include: Vacation,
Holidays, Health, Dental & 401K.
Drug Free Workplace, EOE
Apply in person
between 7-11am
Human Resources
101 Plantation Dr.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
(904) 543-7531


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March 26, 2008


Spring sports season in full bloom

. --. --s* Photos by Rob DeAngelo

ABOVE: Fletcher High No. 1 girls singles player Savannah Perry hits a backhand in her match
against Paxon last Thursday. RIGHT: Nease's Bailee Hedstrom (7) eludes a pair of Lake Mary
defenders in girls lacrosse play last Thursday. BELOW RIGHT: Nease High's Craig Carson (13)
fends off a DeSmet Jesuit defender during boys lacrosse action Monday. BELOW: Senators
goalie James Hendrick, back from an injury that saw his heart stop after being struck by the ball
in his chest Feb. 27, looks for an open teammate during action last Friday at Fletcher High.


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Stingray stings rarely fatal

but still cause for concern

Vacationing boater was
killed last week in a
freak collision with a
leaping stingray. Initially
reported as having died from
a fatal sting, the woman actu-
ally died of a skull fracture
and brain impact injury, a
Florida medical examiner
She was not stung by the
creature's poisonous barb.
Judy Zagorski, 57, of
Pigeon, Mich., was in the
front of a boat being piloted
by her father on the Atlantic
side of Vaca Key. The fishing
boat was traveling 25-30 mph
when the 75-pound spotted
eagle ray, with a wingspan of
about six feet, jumped from
the water and hit her.
"The force of. that impact
was dramatic," said Jorge
Pino, spokesman for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
Spotted eagle rays are
known to jump out of the
water to escape predators,
remove parasites or give birth.
The ray was also killed upon
impact with Zagorski.
Despite the fact that
stings are
rarely fatal R 0d n
there is still t m
this deep- I
seated fear of
a fatal injury. -Wet hr,
It may have i
something to
do with the isUosim
well publi- c m l
cized death i lifnJ
of "Crocodile
Hunter" -st epo
Steve Irwin, ,.[i
who died
when a stingray barb pierced
his heart about a year and a
half ago.
The stingray is a fish, and is
common in tropical coastal
waters throughout the world,
and there are fresh water
species in Asia, Africa, and
Florida. Rays swim with a fly-
ing motion with large pectoral
wings, which are often mistak-


1 0

en for "fins" when they are
swimming in shallow water.
The venomous stinger is a
razor sharp barbed cartilagi-
nous spine which grows from
its tail, and can reach lengths
up to 37 centimeters. Since
their eyes are on top of their
body, stingrays cannot see
their prey. Instead, they use
the sense of smell and electro-
receptors, similar to those of
the shark, and feed primarily
on mollusks and crustaceans
and occasionally on small
S -fn Rays do not
attack or
t ll s ths defend them-
le selves in an
t manner.
ya ction fm When threat-
ia Mt ended, their pri-
mary reaction
im ione is to swim
e he away.
Most com-
n by wmonly, some-
". ~ one is stung
when they
step on one by
accident while wading. The
tail is thrust into the victim,
inu'.0aJ in the foot or lower
leg, producing a deep jagged
laceration from the serrated
pines. The stinger often
breaks off in the wound,
which is non-fatal to the
-d Iingyi., and will grow back.
Immediate treatment for
sting includes soaking the area

in hot water, as hot as you
can stand it, for an hour. This
helps break down the venom
proteins, lessening the pain,
and its effect can be almost
Pain is usually most severe
for the first hour and then
begins to fade, but may last
up to 48 hours. Placing meat
tenderizer in the area can help
as well, again to break down
venom proteins. Others may
suggest that you urinate or
pour vinegar into the wound,
but this has no effect.
Pain may be followed by
local swelling, nausea, sweat-
ing, muscle cramps, hypoten-
sion, fainting, headaches,
fevers, and chills.
All stingray stings should be
medically evaluated for sys-
temic toxemia, as well as local
surgical treatment of the
wound for exploration and to
make sure that none of the
stinger is left behind in the
Infections can become
threatening to both life and
limb, and all stings should be
treated aggressively. Staph and
Strep infections are most com-
mon, but other serious bacter-
ial infections such as Vibrio
and Aeromonas may occur.
Injections of local anesthetics
can be helpful in reducing the
pain from the sting, and
antibiotics such as Cipro are
used for several days, to help
reduce infection risk.
While death from stingray
stings is extremely rare, the
exact number of cases is

This column is written to dis-
cuss issues regarding sports, med-
icine, and safety. It is not intend-
ed to serve as a replacement for
treatment by your regular doctor.
It is only designed to offer guide-
lines on the prevention, recogni-
tion, and care of injuries and ill-
Specific concerns should be dis-
cussed' with your physician.
Mail your questions to Gregory
Smith, MD Sportsmedicine,
1250 S. 18th Street, Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.


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