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Midweek Edition W April 2, 2008

Vol. 45, No. 82 Serving the communities

of Ponte Vedra Beach, Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, I

An edition of The Beaches Leader

Neptune Beach and Mayport since 1963 50t


St. Johns County
deputies try to crack the
case of an exploding
port-o-let. See Freestyle,

Nease High's Justin
McKenna makes contact
for a base hit against Ed
White High in boys base-
ball Thursday. See
Sports, B-1.

Hiring begins

for PV High

With registration under way for the new Ponte
Vedra High School, Principal Craig Speziale has hired
"just a few" classroom teachers, he said this week.
"The main [hiring] . is going to be very soon,"
Speziale, principal of the high school being'built west
of Ponte Vedra Beach, said Monday in a telephone
The teachers already hired are in "core" subjects
such as English, math and science, and they are teach-
ers at Nease and Bartram Trail high schools, which
both are losing teachers and students to new high
"As I post positions, teachers that are in the [St.
Johns] county {School District] have the first opportu-
nity to apply," he said.
The exact number of classroom teachers needed
won't be known until registration is complete, but
Speziale said he will likely need to hire 45 to 50 teach-
ers, as well as guidance .counselors, deans and others
who will complete the faculty.
About 80 percent will be hired before the end of the
school year, with the remaining coming on board this
summer, he said.
While Ponte Vedra High and Creekside High, being
built in Northwest St. Johns County, will both be hir-
ing staffs for their new student bodies, Nease and
Bartram will be losing faculty as students now
See TEACHERS, A-3 )-

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
PV-PV/Rawlings first grader Cierra Blair gives the bungee run a try Saturday at the spring carnival at
Ponte Vedra-Palm Valley/Rawlings Elementary School. See more photos, A-10.

Sales of Players tickets

said to be 'right on track'

Melanie Wolff helps paint
a banner for Friday's
Battle of the Big Cats at
Landrum Middle School,
in which former
Jacksonville Jaguars
compete in basketball
with teachers from
Landrum and other Ponte
Vedra schools. See A-10.

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Highwaymen artist Sylvester Wells (left) is handed a brush Monday by his wife,
who gives her name only as Sister Wells. Visible in the background is Wells'
painting "Highwaymen." See story and more photos, A-7.


Some improvements to The Players
Championship tournament this year
could help put ticket sales in an
"We're anticipating a sellout," Ron
Cross, vice president and executive
director of The Players Championship
said Monday at a Beaches Business
Association (BBA) meeting in
Jacksonville Beach.
A simulated activity hub, known as
The Stadium Village, allows participants
to experience memorable tournament
moments and will be more centrally
located behind the 18th green this year,
according to Cross.
One activity in the village allows fans
the opportunity to sink a simulated ver-
sion of 2004 tournament winner Adam

Scott's 6-foot putt.
"Fans will really get to feel the pres-
sure," Cross said of the game.
The new, centralized location of the
activity center will also make it an easy
meeting spot, Cross said.
SOne BBA member who attended the
tournament last year said the interac-
tive stadium was so popular that long
lines formed to participate.
Also, the Island Club one of the
most popular hospitality tenants will
also be more centrally located at 15th
green, Cross said.
He explained that tournament organ-
izers did not feel the need to make
major changes for this year's tourna-
ment after last year's unveiling of the
$32 million clubhouse and other
While ticket sales for this year's event
See PLAYERS, A-3 -

Alexter T. Albury, known
as "Al" to most persons
at Nease High, where he
works as a custodian,
shows a copy of one of
the books he has had
published. Albury signed
copies of his books
Friday and Saturday at
Barnes & Noble book
store in St. Johns Town
Center. See story, A-10.

'A lot of plastic' is off beach
The first-ever, one-day cleanup of the 42
Smiles of beach in St. Johns County Saturday
went smoothly, producing more than half a
ton of waste and a couple.surprises.
SLike the sofa found about a half mile
north of the Mickler beach access in Ponte
7 q Vedra Beach.
S, : Or the putter, also found near Mickler's.
S- '" ."It wtas a big deal just to get them [the
SNease pre-IB students] out there," Chris
'"7 ",44Benjamin, environmental coordinator for
,.:l St. Johns County solid waste, said Tuesday.
S' "Now that's the template" for future
S1 beach cleanup projects of the same magni-
tude, he said.
'\ The students, all freshmen and sopho-
... mores in Nease's International
Baccalaureate program, went in teams to
clean the beach as a service project.
Benjamin said the trash weighed in at
1,200 pounds, although some of the orange
collection bags may have been left on the
/ beach, he said.
Also, the students did not collect large
items such as wood. Most of what they
picked up was plastic, he said.
'"That's a lot of plastic," he said, adding
that beach cleanup volunteers usually col-
lect about 7 pounds of waste each.
: Using that formula, the 170 students who
'were expected to take part would be expect-
-- ed to collect 1,190 pounds of waste.
Nease IB student Peter Humbarger picks
up trash Saturday at Mickler beach access,
Ponte Vedra Beach.,


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Hazardous wastes

collected Saturday
Household hazardous wastes will be collected in
the TPC parking lot in Ponte Vedra Beach from 8 a.m.
to noon Saturday.
Items to be accepted are paint, motor oil, oil filters,
gasoline, fluorescent bulbs, wax, cleaners and soap.
Also accepted will be pool chemicals, pesticides,
insecticides, grout, aerosol cans, antifreeze, adhesives,
flea dip, car and appliance batteries, polishes, lamp
oil, lubricants, muriatic acid, propane gas cylinders,
strippers, solvents, thinner, transmission fluids, ant
killer, brake fluid, lighter fluid, fire extinguishers, lin-
seed oil, naval jelly, photo chemicals and other
Residents can also dispose of outdated electronics,
such as monitors, terminals, televisions, CPU's, lap-
tops, printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines.,
Other electronics that can be turned in are key-
boards, mice, cables, game hardware, UPS units,
external drives, modems, desk phones, mobile
phones, pagers, hand held radios, stereos, VCRs, tape
players and speakers.
Small kitchen appliances, power tools, and health
or beauty appliances will be accepted, but not
microwave ovens or large appliances.
Tires for automobiles or light trucks will be accept-
ed, as well.
The collection is for residential materials only.
Items generated by commercial activity will not be
Call 827-6980 for information.
The parking lot is off Palm Valley Road just west of
State Road A1A.

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Several calls reporting a
possible explosion early
Friday in Northwest St.
Johns County led St.
Johns County deputies on
a hunt.
Deputies scoured an
area south of the
Champions Club at
Julington Creek starting
about 1:20 a.m., after sev-
eral residents reported
hearing "what appeared to
be an explosion nearby,"
according to a news
release from the Sheriffs
Deputies searched sever-
al of the immediate subdi-
visions and eventually
located debris that -
deputies concluded was
evidence of an explosion.
Debris from a port-o-let was scattered throughout the 400
block of Chattan Way and in a lot beside a home under con-
struction, according to the release.
The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad were
called to the scene, as were representatives from the division
of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.
Deputy Z. Kelly brought his K-9 partner "Kweli," who is
good at sniffing for evidence in such cases.
Deputies said a pipe bomb was used to destroy the port-o-
let, causing an estimated $2,000 in damage. The investiga-
tion is continuing.

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Canine Companions for Independence. In February, Rossi
matriculated into advanced training in Orlando where he
will receive six more months of specialized training before
being placed with his person. CCI provides service dogs for
adults and children in wheelchairs, skilled companions for
children with disabilities, hearing dogs for the deaf, and
facility dogs to work in hospitals and schools. Rossi is the
second puppy that Dr. McCall has trained. Madine, Dr.
McCall's first CCI puppy, is now the wheelchair service dog
for 29-year-old Melanie Courtney in Jackson, Mississippi.
Dr. McCall says, "I hope to be raising service dogs for the
rest of my life. It is one of the most rewarding things I
have ever done. Dogs have always been a huge part of my
life, and a Labrador retriever is the reason I am a veteri-
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dog for someone when you know it will change their life
forever." Dr. McCall has been elected to serve on the Board
of Directors of the Southeast Region for CCI. He is now

training his third puppy,
twelve-week-old Gracie Lou.


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A multimedia campaign "to
heighten awareness of [St.
Johns] River health issues"
began Monday in Duval, St.
Johns and Putnam counties,
according to a news release.
The campaign is a repeat of
one done' last year by the
river's overseeing governmen-
tal entity, the St. Johns River
Water Management District.
The district cautions that
"the amount of nitrogen and
phosphorus in the lower St.
Johns River exceeds the
amount the river can receive
and maintain its health, which
in the past has led to harmful
algal blooms."
The campaign is partly
designed to "educate the pub-
lic on how human behaviors
impact the river," according to
the news release.
Research after last year's
campaign "showed that 80
percent of the public recalled
the ads and there was a statis-
tically significant change in
the way people thought about
the river," according to the
"It is easy for people who
live directly on the river to
understand they may have an
impact on the river's health,"
Linda Burnette, director of the
district's Office of
Communications and
Governmental Affairs, said in
the news release. "It's more
difficult for people who live
miles from the river . ."
The release brings to mind
other questions about the
health of the river those
posed by local governments
such as city councils or com-
missions in Jacksonville
Beach, Neptune Beach and
Atlantic Beach as well as the
St. Johns CouittylCommision.
All have questioned the wig-...
dom of the St. Johns River
Water Management District's
proposal to allow millions of

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are "on track if not better"
than last year's sales, Cross
said the championship is still
working to continue
improvements for communi-
ty outreach.
"The Players
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said, adding that there is
approximately a $150 million
economic impact on the com-
He also said that $2.8 mil-
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you're investing in economic
impacts," he said.
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Fletcher High School student Kaite Muether paints a heart on a girl's face during Saturday's
open house at the Beaches Area Historical Society, Jacksonville Beach.

Registration continues
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Hotel on A1A gets OK

attending those schools move to the
new schools.
Nease, the high school attended by
most Ponte Vedra teens, will lose
about 1,000 students, Nease Principal
Linda Thomson said in her weekly
update to parents Friday.
That will mean losing about 50
teachers, she said.
Registration of Nease 10th graders
- who as juniors will be Ponte Vedra
High's most senior class began
Monday and was to continue
Tuesday. Administrators were to meet
Tuesday evening with students of pri-
vate school students zoned for Ponte
Vedra High.
Speziale said administrators at
Ponte Vedra High "are very pleased"
that about 160 students have been

accepted into Ponte Vedra High's two
schools-within-a-school: Academy of
Biotechnology and Medical Research
and Academy of International
Business & Marketing.
"That's a good number to start," he
said, adding that it is anticipated
interest in the academies will
increase as the program matures.
About 20 applicants were turned
down for the academies, he said, and
some have appealed that decision.
A student might be turned down if
he or she does not have a prerequi-
site, Speziale said, or if other require-
ments are not met.
"These are academic classes,"
Speziale said. "We want a student
that's demonstrated .. ..academic

Craig Speziale

A three-story hotel will soon
be developed at Beach
Boulevard and State Road A1A
in Jacksonville Beach, pending
the approval of the Jacksonville
Beach City Council next
Shivam Properties is seeking
a rezoning amendment to
replace plans for a 72,000-
square-foot office condomini-
um on the site with a Sheraton
franchise hotel called Four
The Jacksonville Beach
Planning Commission Monday
voted unanimously to recom-

mend approval of the rezoning
amendment to the City
City officials must approve
the rezoning request because
the proposed project exceeds
the 50,000-square-foot limit for
permitted uses in the city's
Central Business District.
Plans call for a 116,300-
square-foot hotel development
with underground parking,
covered parking on the ground
floor, meeting space, lobby
with retail area, a restaurant
and bar and 80 hotel rooms.
The council will conduct a
public hearing at 7 p.m.
Monday to consider the

BEAM adventure
"Birdies for BEAM," a fund-
raiser for Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry, is sched-
uled 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday at Adventure
Landing in Jacksonville Beach.
For $10 per person, or $35
for a family of four, those
attending can get food, unlim-
ited laser tag, go karts, minia-
ture golf, rides, games and
prizes, according to organizers.
There will be a birdies minia-
ture golf contest and a rubber
birdie race in the water park.
Cheerleaders from Nease
High and Fletcher High will
compete to get people to sup-
port BEAM in the PGA Tour,
TPC "Birdies for Charity" con-
To reserve tickets and tee
times, call 241-7437, extension
1 or e-mail JaxBEAM@bell-
Veteran's name sought
Residents are invited to
nominate names of deceased
Metal of Honor recipients as
the Florida Department of
Veterans' Affairs decides what
to name the state veterans'
nursing home to be built in St.
Johns County.
The name chosen must be
credited to the state of
Florida, a preference will be
given to nominees from
Northeast Florida. Nominees
must have been honorably dis-
charged from the military.
The department's director
will select a nominee and pres-
ent it to the Florida Cabinet for
All nominations should be
submitted in writing by April
15 and should be mailed to
Florida Department of
Veterans' Affairs (attn: Public
Relations), 4040 Esplanade
Way, Suite 152, Tallahassee,
Plans are to break ground on
the facility on State Road 16 in
St. Augustine in June, with the
home to be ready for occupan-
cy in December 2009.
For more information on
FDVA, visit
Art @ 3 is Monday
"From Pencils to Pixels: The
Art of Picture Books" is the fea-
tured Art @ 3 lecture Monday
at the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach.
The event is free and open to

the public. The event begins at
3 p.m. at the center, 50
Executive Way, Ponte Vedra
Local author Hugh Keiser,
illustrator of "The Adventures
of Pelican Pete" series, will talk
about his new work.
Hugh and his wife, Frances
Keiser, produce the children's
books, which promote the
preservation of wildlife and the
In addition to the Pelican
Pete series, they conduct inter-
active programs and presenta-
tions for schools, organiza-
tions, and libraries.
Hugh Keiser, graduate of The
Cooper Union and founder of
Keiser Associates, a New York
City top-10 design firm, has
been painting and drawing
professionally for more than
40 years.
Frances Keiser, author and
conservationist, has more than
30 years experience working in
the areas of wildlife preserva-
tion and early childhood edu-
RSVP for Monday's lecture
by calling Jessica at 280-0614,
ext. 205.

Candidates to gather
The Ponte Vedra Beaches
Coalition will host a candidate
meet and greet session 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Palm
Valley Community Center, 148
Canal Blvd., Ponte Vedra
Beach. The public is invited.

Health caution issued
The St. Johns County Health
Department this week issued a
caution about a suspected out-
break associated with a dietary
The Florida Department of
Health is investigating an out-
break of suspected selenium
poisoning associated with con-
sumption of Total Body
Formula distributed by
Essential Nutrition of Atlanta.
The company has voluntari-
ly recalled Total Body Formula
in the flavors of tropical orange
and peach nectar and Total
Body Mega Formula in
orange/tangerine flavor.
The liquid dietary supple-
ment products may cause
severe adverse reactions,
including nausea, vomiting
and diarrhea, joint pain and
fatigue. These symptoms can

be followed by hair loss, nail
brittleness and neurological
abnormalities such as numb-
ness and other odd sensations
in the hands, arms, legs or feet.
As of early this week, 27
cases have been identified in
Florida from four counties -
Calhoun, Gulf, Lake and
The Total Body Formula
products are sold in eight-
ounce and 32-ounce plastic
bottles. The Total Body Mega
Formula is sold in 32-ounce
plastic bottles.
The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration' (FDA) is ana-
lyzing samples of the products
to identify the cause of the
Selenium, a trace mineral, is
needed only in small amounts
for good health, and excessive
amounts are known to cause
symptoms such as those
Consumers who have been
taking the products and have
experienced adverse reactions
should consult their health
care professional or their local
Poison Control Center at (800)
222-1222 for medical advice.
Weather movie is free
Why is the weather report so
often wrong? Which is more
deadly lightning, wind, or
The Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve April week-
end movie "Weather" takes the
viewer on a tour of Earth's tur-
bulent atmosphere and reveals
the forces that make the day
fair or foul.
From hurricane to heat
wave, weather is the most
closely watched wild card in
nature, yet it still baffles.
The movie will be shown at
the Environmental Education
Center at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
every Saturday and Sunday in
Admission to the center is $2
for adults, $1 for children aged
10 to 17 and free for those
under 10. For more informa-
tion, call 823-4500.
Bike tour is April 20
A bicycle tour of trails in the
Guana reserve will be held 8
a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday, April
Florida Master Naturalist
Craig O'Neal will lead the tour
of the upland trail systems,

covering about six to eight
miles, round trip.
Participants must bring their
own bicycles, and trail or
beach bikes only are permitted.
This is a moderately strenu-
ous activity. Helmet, closed
toe shoes and water are
required. Space is liIpited.
Reservations are required by
calling 823-4500. Entrance
fee $3 per vehicle.

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In recent years, signs have been deemed visual blights
in many areas and numerous laws have been passed to
regulate their size, color and overall appearance. The
result is usually more attractive roadsides, with fewer dis-
fractions for drivers and other passers-by.
While it is true signs that help easily identify a business
or specific address have value, it also true that when signs
are too large, too plentiful or too crowded with text and
graphics, no one is well served.
That is why it is easy to understand a regulatory board
rejecting a developer's proposal to erect a sign at the
Veranda, a complex of five, multi-level commercial
buildings on the west side of State Road A1A, just south
of PGA Tour Boulevard.
The developer asked the Ponte Vedra Architectural
review Committee to allow a sign in the center's
entrance island just off A1A, with tenant names, all 67 of
them for now and more to come, listed in lettering little
bigger than one inch.
The image of drivers stopping to squint at the sign, all
the while blocking traffic, was obviously clear to the ARC
Better planning is clearly called for in this instance and
the ARC was correct to reject the plans flatly. Perhaps, an
alternative such as a large street number address could be
displayed to passers-by. Then, a detailed tenant map
could be posted in the parking lot, where a driver could
park safely and get directions.
When businesses share common spaces, such as a com-
mercial complex, using a clearly visibly street address as
the marker makes sense.
Listing dozens of businesses in tiny type on a sign close
Sto fast-moving traffic is just a bad idea.
We recommend the ARC stand firm in its demand for
a better sign one that is more appropriately placed.

Letters to the editor:

Leash law should be enforced

To the editor
In Jacksonville Beach, where I live, dogs are allowed on the
beach at certain times of the day and on leashes, only: I'm happy
to report that most pet owners DO heed the regulations. However,
when d-ogs're allowed to run rfce...~..41as wish an:inimal o6i-
ttol person would be handy! The leash.law was legally passed and
should be enforced. If you don't want to comply, don't walk your
dog on the beach or get yourself to one of the new "doggie parks"!
A Jax Beach walker
Anne Storch


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More letters to the editor:

Graham should be commended for listening to facts

To the editor:
Art Graham is to be com-
mended for listening to the
facts and being strong
enough to change his deci-
sion when faced with all the
facts regarding the Craig
Airport runway expansion.
The proposed expansion is
not about safety and has
never been about safety, it is
for the financial benefit, ease

and convenience of the'elite.
Many people have lived in
the Craig Airport area for
years and have been told
repeatedly that they would
not extend the runway. In
fact, the Comprehensive
Plan clearly states that the
runway at Craig Airport
would not be extended.
Others have moved in more
recently with the idea that

the Comprehensive Plan was
the guiding force to growth
and development in
Jacksonville. Councilman
Graham listened to the facts,
as have many other Council
members and had the
Beverly Garvin
Watson Realty Corp

Jax mentioned in Russian nuclear power plant effort

To the editor:
In 1972, Westinghouse
Electric selected Jacksonville's
Blount Island.as'the factory
location for the production of
floating nuclear power plants.
Traditionally, electric power
plants are built on the site
where they will operate, but
factory construction offered
greater productivity, quality
and timeliness of delivery.
'00he idea s '"this-: the
power plants would be built
on barges that are floated
through the factory. They
would spend their useful lives
close to the shore of their
service area, protected from
hurricanes by a surrounding
concrete sea wall. A New
Jersey power company
ordered the first plants, others
were interested and things
progressed.- At one time,
about a thousand people
worked on the project.

Then, the bad news hit. The Russia has a substantial
New Jersey electric utility number of land based nuclear
company had increasing criti- power plants and is building
cism from eco-groups and an more for an expanding elec-
unexpected falloff in power tric economy. Above all, this
demand, caused them to can- abundance of electric power,
cel the contract. This was a allows Russia to sell more nat-
time when the dark ages were ural gas to the European
descending on. the nuclear Community. A big natural gas
power industry and requests pipeline is being built under
for this product were disap- the Baltic to bring even more
pearing. The Blount Island Russian gas to the continent.
facility was soon'closed. 1 :'i It : b~iid b ::hard'urfo2
What brings this to mind? .American leaders to objet- to 6
In a recent series on energy, this Russian energy domina-
the New York Times reported tion. We are an energy
that the Russians are building dependent nation with no
floating nuclear power plants realistic plans for remedies.
and the Jacksonville effort If the Blount Island factory
was mentioned. Russia had survived and provided
wants them for their northern the power plants that we need
territories, near the White Sea, today, we would have an
where they find it difficult to abundant and cheap source of
deliver fossil 'fuels. They said electricity.
they will be offered in their
already robust nuclear power Frank Cotter
export marketing. Jacksonville

Graham should be thanked for trying to save tax $

To the editor:
Reference the March 26
edition regarding a letter crit-
icizing Councilman Art
Graham for recently chang-
ing his position on the Craig
Airport expansion.
What a letter from some-

one not even a resident of
Duvwal County and living 25
miles from said airport.
Twenty million dollars for
1600 feet of concrete?
Councilman Graham should
be thanked for trying to save
Duval County taxpayer dol-

lars and possibly some lives
God forbid, instead of being
excoriated by a non-resident
in Ponte Vedra Beach, St.
Johns County no less.
C. F. Morrison

People should scream about misuse of state land

To the editor: be a four lane road from the
Let me see, the state of. bridge to A1A. Never mind
Florida paid $51 or $53 mil- lame arguments about evacu-
lion dollars to Herb Peyton ation routes and such, it need
for the land that is now to be four-laned now!
Guana River State Park. The It would seem to be a sim-
land was actually worth $13 pie matter. The Guana River
million, but Mr. Peyton need- State Park organization,
ed the premium at the time whatever or whoever that is,
and out-negotiated a rookie could just give up a narrow
state employee to get the band of land to allow the
exorbitant amount for the road to be four-laned to State
land. His words, not mine, as Route A1A. Let's see, some-
he wrote in his auto-biogra- one paid approximately $38
phy. to $40 million dollars too
Fast forward to the present. much for a piece of swamp
Private enterprise built a four and they somehow have the
lane highway from U.S. 1 to a power to thwart a project that
four lane bridge at the is sorely needed for real living
Intracoastal waterway at Palm people in St. John's County.
Valley. They built this high- Never mind that on any
-way-in--abott--~IOt-th-thetime---given Sunday afternoon in
it would have taken the state the summertime you can
and county government to kayak from one end of Guana
do so. Everyone in my circle to the other and see not a liv-
of friends was amazed at the ing human being. If you had
^speed that private enterprise an accident in the middle of
can get thing done. Wow! the day in Guana and needed
Now of course, this four help you would never be
lane highway and bridge found, because there is no
dumps off onto a two lane one there. I have personal
country road and passes experience that the only help
through a round-about and you would get might be some
on to A1A down Mickler very intelligent Alligators, if
Road, also a two lane road. It there is such a thing.
is obvious to every person on It is absolutely ridiculous
the face of the earth that tray- that there would even be a
els this road that it needs to question about providing the

land to four-lane this stretch
of road. Giving up this
stretch of land does not even
effect the Guana River State
Park whatsoever in any tangi-
ble way; and for goodness
sakes, it is our land. The tax
payers of Florida paid dearly
for this land and now a por-
tion of it is needed for living,
breathing, hard working tax-
paying human beings to fix
this outdated road system.
The people of Northern St.
John's County should be
standing up and screaming
about this misuse of state
land, that in the beginning
was appropriated at an exor-
bitant price through state
government incompetence.
We need land to expand the
road to A1A and that is that!
Give it up and get over it!
God only knows that it will
take the county and/or the
state ten times as long to
build this short stretch of
road as it took private enter-
prise to build the 10 miles or
so stretch from the bridge to
U.S. 1 anyway. We need to
get started.
Jim Walker
Ponte Vedra Beach


letters to

the editor:

Cities of Jax, AB don't
understand stewardship
of funds for public good

To the editor:
In this time of dire financial
crisis for essential taxpayer
funded services such as public
safety, health and education,
please explain to me how the
city governments of
Jacksonville and Atlantic
Beach can justify spending
nearly $150,000 of taxpayer
monies on public art for an
intersection in Atlantic Beach
that already has one large,
expensive piece of public art
and an elaborate public clock
on a pedestal. This frivolous
expenditure tells me that nei-
ther the Jacksonville nor
Atlantic Beach government
officials understand the con-
cept of stewardship of public
funds for the public good.
This smacks of stewardship
for the good of only the pub-
lic that can afford to live in
the more affluent areas of
Atlantic Beach. If you live in
the less affluent areas west of
Sailfish Drive, NO ART FOR
YOU; If you live west of
SMayport Road, I don't think
Here's my question for the
public good: how many street
lights in HUD housing com-
plexes can $150,000 buy?
How many art teachers in
schools about to lose art pro-
grams due to Amendment 1
tax cuts could it buy? (around
four, if you're interested) It
seems to me- that this would
be a better use for tax-payer
art dollars: Funding the art
education for next generation
of our local citizens and lead-
Art in public places is not a
bad thing, however, in this
crucial time of budget cuts,
it's like buying a party dress
when you can't afford under-
wear. However, if one is to
spend public funds on public
: arkt, ie, at ltest pportht., -,
, local art.i community, -which'-
has many fine and accom-
plished artists. Where is the
artist in question from?
Let's see, street lights in
high-crime ridden HUD hous-
ing, art programs in public
schools, or art for an upscale
community that already has
an existing example of public
art in the intersection in ques-
tion? What will our govern-
ment officials do?
-Concerned for the Arts,
Concerned for the Public-

Finiana Bailey, PhD
Atlantic Beach

Gov't doesn't like
idea of voter approval

To the editor:
I'm a student at the
University of North Florida
and a few days ago I decided
to skip class and head out to
Tallahassee to show my sup-
port for the Taxpayer
Protection Amendment. Some
people might not find skip-
ping class to go speak before a
legislative body too much of a
walk on the wild side, but this
turned out to be something
pretty exciting.
The Taxpayer Protection
Amendment would require
voter approval for all new
taxes, so needless to say I was-
n't too surprised to find about
two dozen or so members of
the public who turned out for
this meeting.
The only people that turned
out against this amendment
were some lobbyists sent by
the county governments.
Why am I'm not surprised to
find out that governments
don't like the idea of voter
approval of new taxes? Could
it be because the public has
lost faith in our elected offi-
cials? Maybe that's because
we see most of our hard
earned tax dollars being given
to big businesses and special
interest groups. Maybe if our
government spent our money
more wisely, like on police,
fire, education, and trans-

portation services, we would
have a little more faith in
Overall, I think the public
comments had a huge impact
and I'm glad I went. Just don't
tell my professor.
Jeff Hunt

April 2, 2008



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SWAT team responds

to Jax Beach apartment

A Jacksonville Beach man
accused of threatening to kill
a woman surrendered Sunday
after a brief standoff with
SWAT team members.
David Terry Rutkowski, 26,
was arrested March 30 and
charged with two felony
counts of aggravated domestic
assault and two counts of mis-
demeanor domestic battery at
an apartment in the 1600
block of The Greens Way,
police reported.
The victim, 24, was able to
free herself from the suspect
and summon police from a
nearby grocery store after
being threatened for approxi-
mately 30 minutes.
According to a police
report, an argument between
Rutkowski and the victim
started around 11:30 a.m. and
he tried to suffocate her with
a pillow.
The suspect drove the vic-
tim to Publix while holding
her at bay with a stun gun,
police said.
"He displayed a stun gun to
her and began sparking it,"
the report said. "During the
sparking he stated 'let's play a
little game'."
The victim exited the vehi-
cle and contacted police from
the store. She was waiting in
-the store's office where police

said she was in fear for her
life, the report said.
Police said the couple have
lived together since last
August and have dated for
approximately three years.
The victim was secured in a
patrol car for her safety and
officers attempted to make
contact with Rutkowski at the
couple's apartment.
A perimeter was established
because Rutkowski refused to
answer the door and was
known to be in possession of
firearms as well as a bullet
proof vest, police reported.
The state attorney's office
determined that police at the
scene had probable cause to
enter the residence and take
Rutkowski into custody. SWAT
team members were present
in case force was required to
enter the residence.
Police said Rutkowski's
father also arrived on the
scene to speak with him by
phone. During the conversa-
tion, Rutkowski voluntarily
agreed to exit the residence
where he was taken into cus-
Detectives searched the
apartment and recovered a .40
caliber handgun, a bullet-
proof vest, a stun gun and a
sword concealed inside a
walking cane.

Battery was reported March
28 in the 500 block of Beach
Proper North. The victim told
police she was on the beach
with friends at 3 p.m. when
they were approached by a
group of girls. One of the girls
pushed her down on the
ground and called her names,
striking her in the face and kick-
ing her. The suspect is described
as an 18-year-old with brown
hair, hazel eyes and is 5'3" and
130 lbs.

A 47-year-old transient was
arrested March 30 and charged
with disorderly intoxication
and public disturbance in the
300 block of Marsh Landing
Parkway. The man was observed
holding a sign asking for food.
As police approached, he stum-
bled off a raised median and
into the path of traffic, causing
several cars to apply theirbrakes
to avoid hitting him. Police said
the man had slurred speech and
smelled of alcohol.
* *
Grand theft was reported
March 28 in the 1600 of
Westwind Drive. A safe contain-
ing $900 in cash and a 9 mm
Smith & Wesson pistol was
stolen from the victim's bed-
* *
Anthony Bernard Ailer, 22, of
Jacksonville was arrested March
28 and charged with possession
of over 20 grams of marijuana
following a traffic stop in the
first block of 12th Avenue


Pauline O. Biggers

Pauline O. Biggers, 96, died
March 30, 2008.
Affectionately known by all
as "Polly" or "the cake lady,"
she devoted her whole life to
unselfishly caring for others
and serving the Lord, accord-
ing to her family.
All those who knew Polly
saw the love of Jesus in action
and knew He truly lived in her
heart, her family said.
Polly had one child, Patsy
(Andy). Culpepper, and two_
grahdhdird irenhTrey CdFppepefi:
and Kristy (Justin) Medina. .
Funeral services will be held
in Bremen, Ga.
Arrangements by Hardage-
Giddens Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Frederick "Fred"
Gregory Doyle

F r e d "
Doyle, 75, a
longtime resi-
dent of Palm
Valley, died
at home sur-
rounded by
his family
March 28,
He was born Oct. 14, 1932,
to Frank and Annie Doyle in
Short Hills, N.J., and moved to
the Jacksonville area in the
early 1950s.
Doyle was an Air Force
Veteran of the Korean War. He
married Margaret Parsonage on
Oct. 2, 1965, at St. Paul's
Catholic Church in
Jacksonville Beach. Doyle
worked for and retired from
BellSouth/AT&T in the
Jacksonville and surrounding
According to his family, in
his spare time he enjoyed
hunting and fishing with
friends and family.
Doyle was preceded in death
by his parents, Frank and
Annie Doyle; brother, Bill
Doyle; and sister, Pauline
Kingman. He is survived by his
wife of 41 years, Margaret
Doyle; five daughters, Mary
(Jack) Wood, Eileen (Alan)
Booker, Kathy (Larry) Jarrell,
Maureen (Todd) Fonda and
Anna (Craig) Sammons; one
brother, Frank Doyle; five
grandchildren, Kevin, Erin,
Sean, Grant and Lindsey; and
several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held
today, Wednesday, April 2,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ponte Vedra
Valley in Ponte Vedra Beach. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be
held Thursday, April 3, 1 p.m.,
at Ponte Vedra Valley with
Father William .Kelly
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Community
Hospice of Northeast Fla.
Funeral arrangements are
under the care of Ponte Vedra
Valley cemetery.

Beverley Ann

Beverley Ann Elder, 75, of
Jacksonville, Florida, mother,
sister, grandmother, compan-
ion and friend, died Saturday,
March 22, 2008, at the
McGraw Center Community
Hospice in Jacksonville.
Elder (nee: Hayes) was born
April 11, 1932, in Montreal,
Quebec, Canada, daughter of
the late Clarence Gordon
Hayes and Dorothy Hayes.
ElderLnoyd, from Columbus,.
Ga., to Jacksonville in 2005 fol-
lowing the death of her hus-
band, Arnold B. Elder.
According to her family, she
will be missed by sons, John
Elder and wife, Jennifer, and
their two children, Mitchell
and Nicholas of Ponte Vedra
Beach, and Dave Elder and
wife, Sarah, of Toronto,
Ontario, Canada; a daughter,
Nancy Elder, and husband,
John Krisiukenas, of New York,
N.Y.; sister, Jane Burns of
Toronto; her belated husband's
family, including, Helen
Lefebvre of Lachine, Quebec,
Gerry Ackerman of Belleville,
Ontario, and Robert Elder of
Ottawa, Ontario; and, her
companion of two years, W.
Richard Maxwell of
Elder was an active and val-
ued member of her retirement
community, Cypress Village,
where she joyfully volunteered
at events, served on several
committees, and enjoyed.
working out and swimming
with her friends, her family
A memorial service and
reception will be held April 19,.
2008, 1 p.m., at Cypress Village
(Egret Hall), 4600 Middleton
Park Circle E., Jacksonville.
Reverend Richard Cooper of
Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church will conduct the serv-
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the Gideons
International Memorial Bible
Fund, P.O. Box 330952,
Atlantic Beach, Fla. 32233, or
the McGraw Center
Community Hospice, 4114
Sunbeam Road, Suite 101,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32257.
Services under the care and
direction of Quinn-Shalz
Funeral Home, Jacksonville

John J. Kelly

John J. Kelly, 79, died March
27, 2008, at his home in Ponte
Vedra Beach.
He was born in Margate City,
N.J., to the late John A. and
Margaret Kelly.
Kelly was regional claims
vice president from 1985 to
1992 after 22 years of service
with CIGNA Property and
Casualty Companies. He
served in the United States
Navy, and was a member of
Our Lady of the Sea Roman
Catholic Church, American
Legion Post 233, and the
Sawgrass Country Club.
He is survived by his wife,

Mildred Kelly; sons, John
Brendan Kelly (Kim), and
Gregory B. Kelly; daughters:
Megan Tompkins (Bill) and
Susan Geissmann; and grand-
children, Kelly Geissmann,
Dustin Geissmann, Caitlin
Kelly, Erin Kelly, Kristin Kelly
and Tanner Tompkins.
Visitation was held March 30
in Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.
A Funeral Mass was held March
31 in Our Lady Star of the Sea
Catholic Church, with the
Reverend Daniel DePascale as
Celebrant. Interment will be
held in the Florida National
Cemetery, Bushnell.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Clara "Jo" Mickler

Clara "Jo" Mickler, 77, a life-
long resident of the Beaches
and Palm Valley, died March
27,. 2008, after a brief battle
with leukemia.
Mickler was born to George
and Callie Phillips Sept. 19,
1930, in Hapeville, Ga. She
graduated from Duncan U.
Fletcher in 1948 and then from
Massey Business College. She
married Sidney J. Mickler Feb.
3, 1951, in St. Paul's Catholic
Church of Jacksonville Beach.
Until her retirement, she drove
a school bus for St. John's
Mickler was active with the
Beaches Historical Society,
Pythian Sisters and the Palm
Valley Community Center
Association. She was a found-
ing member of the Palm Valley
Branch for the Council on
Aging and a charter member of
New Beginnings Baptist
Church of Ponte Vedra Beach.
She was monumental in the
naming of Alice B. Landrum
Middle School, according to
her family.
Mickler is survived by
Sidney, her husband of 57
years; her children, Sidney and
Shis wife, Debbie, of
Jacksonville, Ken and his wife,
Jane, of Martha's Vineyard,
Mass., Linda and her husband,
Terry Medders, of Palm Valley,
Donna and her husband, Keith
Wilson, of Palm Valley, and
Julie and her husband, Mack
Bhatia, of Fruit Cove; 12 grand-
children; nine great-grandchil-
dren; her brothers, William
Phillips, Calvin Phillips and
Don Smith; and sisters, Ann
Irwin and Betty Ellis. She was
preceded in death by her
brother, Howard Phillips.
A visitation and prayer serv-
ice were held March 31 in the
chapel of Quinn-Shalz. A
funeral service was held April 1
in New Beginnings/Crosswater
Community Church of Ponte
Vedra Beach with the Reverend
Dr. Jack Millwood as officiant,
followed by interment in
Sampson Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Mayo Clinic
for the purpose of
Research, Mayo Clinic
Department of Development,
4500 San Pablo Road,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32224 in

South, according to a police
report. Police stopped Ailer for
an improper tag violation and
discovered 89 grams of pot in
the glovebox. A piece of mari-
juana was visible on Ailer's lap,
prompting officers to search the
vehicle, the report said.
* *
Victor Laroy Walton, 45, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrested
March 30 and charged with
false imprisonment of an adult
in the 800 block of 2nd Street
North, according to a police
report. Police dispatched to a
domestic disturbance heard a
female voice calling for help.
The victim, 47, told police that
the suspect refused to let her
leave for work despite repeated
requests and he wouldn't let her
leave for over two hours, the
report said.
* *
Criminal mischief was report-
ed March 28 in the 800 block of
1st Avenue South. A suspect
poured bleach all over the vic-
tim's clothing and stole her
shoes and handbags, The dam-
age was estimated at $300.
Armed robbery was reported
March 27 in the 900 block of
11th Avenue South. The victim
told police he unlocked the gate
of his business at 2 a.m. and an
unknown suspect struck him in
the left side of his face with a
2x4 board. The suspect stole the
victim's wallet with $25 in cash
from his pants pocket.

Harassment was reported

memory of Clara Mickler.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Gina R. Trapp

Gina R.
Trapp, 64,
born in
L e y t e
died March
28, 2008.
resided in the
Beaches area
since 1971,
and was employed by the
Duval County School Board as
a cafeteria cashier.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Richard; sons, Ryan &
Henry Gilder; step-sons,
Richard & Stanley Trapp; sis-
ters, Maria Koski and Pacitia
Tejedor; and grandsons, Jordan
& Nathan.
Mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated at'10 a.m. today,
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at
St. John's Catholic Church,
2400 Mayport Road, with
Reverend Gerald Oshey as
Celebrant. Interment will fol-
low at Beaches Memorial Park.
Visitation was held April 1,
at Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

Lan W. Weidley

Lan W. Weidley, 67, of
Jacksonville, died March 30,
She was a loving wife and
devoted mother, according to
her family. Survivors include
her husband, Edwin F.
Weidley; daughters, Tuyet M.
Kent of Appling, Ga., and
Giang Haynh of Jacksonville;
son, Lan T. Nguyen of
Jacksonville; sister, Hoang thi
Minh-Trang of Saigon,
Vietnam; and many grandchil-
dren. Private family services
were held.
Services under the direc-
tionof Quinn-ShalzFuneral

March 27 at a business in the
500 block of Marsh Landing
Parkway. Police said employees
and customers at the business
were becoming concerned

because the suspect called the
victim continually. He called 20
times while police were

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Notice of Zoning Amendment

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

the proposed application is

A public hearing on
scheduled as follows:

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

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


If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Planning Commission
with respect to any matter considered at any meeting, such person may
need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, such person may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on issues on this Agenda that concern
them. Anyone who wishes to speak should submit the request to the
recording secretary prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans With DisabilitiesAct and Section 286.26,
Florida Statute, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation
to participate in this meeting should contact the Planning and Development
Department no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding the meeting.



The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader


No environmental
challenges seen
to block a local
nuclear carrier
There are no environmen-
tal barricades to assigning a
nuclear aircraft carrier to
Mayport Naval Station.
That was the message
delivered by U.S. Senator
Mel Martinez (R-FL) Friday
as he discussed the findings
of the Navy's Environmental
Impact Statement for plac-
ing a nuclear-powered air-
craft carrier at Mayport.
Martinez, joined by Senator
Bill Nelson (D-FL) and
Congressman Ander
Crenshaw (R-FL), highlight-
ed the findings and implica-
tions of the study and the
steps moving forward.
"This is another victory as
the Environmental Impact
Study states what we all
hoped we would hear there
are no barriers preventing
the base from homeporting
a nuclear carrier," Martinez
"While Senior Navy and
Department of Defense lead-
ership will ultimately have
the final say on what the
future holds for Mayport,
Senator Nelson,
Congressman Crenshaw and
I will continue to do every-
thing we can in Washington
to ensure Mayport achieves
nuclear-ready status."
The study, which began in
late 2006, found no barriers
preventing Mayport from
building the infrastructure
necessary to homeport a
nuclear carrier, and it out-
lined 13 different approach-
es to be considered before a
final "lay-down" study is
The approaches include
making minor improve-
ments for homeporting
additional surface ships, and
dredging the Mayport har-
bor to a depth of 54 feet to
ensure nuclear-capable or
nuclear-ready status.
"As we work to make this
a reality, finding the fund-
ing necessary will not be an
obstacle because this proj-
ect is in the best interest of
our state, the Navy, and our
national security," Martinez

Woman is

charged with

grand theft

after employer

reports forgery
A five-month investigation
into embezzlement at a private
Jacksonville Beach business has
led to the arrest of a 25-year-old
Ponte Vedra woman.
Christine Anne Blair surren-
dered Feb. 25 to police and was
subsequently charged with
grand theft and forging bank
bills, according to a police
Jacksonville Beach Police Sgt.
Thomas Bingham last week said
that Blair was notified of the
warrant for her arrest and
allowed to turn herself in as part
of the "rapid process" program
because the charge was consid-
ered a nonviolent offense.
The owner of the business
where the suspect worked con-
tacted police in November to
file a report of embezzlement.
He told police that Blair had
altered entries in the financial
records on at least 24 occasions.
According to an arrest report,
accounting data was changed
"to facilitate the diversion of
funds in excess of $15,000."
Police reported that Blair
allegedly issued herself a check
for the diverted funds which
were deposited into her
She was also accused of mak-
ing more than $23,000 in fraud-
ulent charges on the victim's
business credit card "at night
clubs, restaurants and various
other shops," the report said. In
addition, a check was forged,
the report said.
As of Nov. 17, 2007, police
said the owner was able to doc-
ument more than $40,000 in
company theft, the report said.
In a Nov. 29 interview with
detectives, Blair told police that
she used the company credit
card as authorized by the
employer, the report said. Police
said Blair denied any involve-
ment in altering the business'
financial records and accused
the employer of going back to
alter them.
Bingham said accountants in
the state attorney's office
reviewed the case before a war-
rant was issued.

JB council to eye hotel plans

A three-story hotel will soon
be developed at Beach
Boulevard and A1A in
Jacksonville Beach, pending
the approval of the City
Council next month.
Shivam Properties is seeking
to replace plans for a 72,000-
square-foot office condomini-
um on the site with a Sheraton
franchise hotel, Four Points.

CHAMBER PARTIES- Dozens attended the open house Friday for the Beaches Division of the
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce's new offices. The offices are located at 1300 March
Landing Parkway, Suite 108 in Jacksonville Beach. Community tours were offered, along with
beverages and snacks. Phyllis Burroughs, left, manager of The Crab Cake Factory talks with Etta
Williams of Mayo.

Longtime Beaches chef to open eatery

to serve families like his -time crunched

and who want healthy food in a hurry


Beaches resident and executive chef Craig
Dion will be opening Penman Square Market
and Caf6 this spring.
Dion was the original chef for Jacksonville
Beach's Dolphin Depot for its first six years
and also owned and operated Six Burner, a
fine dining restaurant that was located in
Atlantic Beach for six years. Dion and his wife
sold Six Burner in 2005.
Penman Square Market and Cafe will feature
chef-prepared entrees, sides, salads, soups,
cappuccinos, espresso and desserts. Food will
be hand-crafted with no preservatives, Dion
"When conceptualizing Penman Square
Market, we knew that folks who want a good-
tasting, healthy meal may not have time to
prepare it nor want to," explained Dion. "A lot
of familjeshavewrking dads and gimus, and,
the last thing-people seem to have time to do
or want to do jfter a day's work is to prepare

Penman Square Market will open in
Penman Square on Penman Road, in the same
center where Gene's Seafood is located.
Dion, who has three children all ages six
and under, said finding time to shop and pre-
pare healthy meals consistently for the family
is very challenging, he said. Knowing that
many families experience similarities, Dion
said he decided to "offer solutions for serving
healthy, affordable, convenient and good-tast-
ing food"
Penman Square Market will have a variety
of take-home "heat-and-eat" selections. It also
will have a drive-thru window, allowing
patrons to call ahead and pick up an order
without leaving a vehicle.
In addition to the variety of take-home
meals that Penman Square Market will fea-
ture, it will offer a few dine-in tables to serve
.. lunch.daily and dinner Fridays and Saturdays.
Some of the,choices from Six Burner, such as
Carolina bar-b-q, prime rib, French onion
soup and crab cakes, will be available.


. POLICE, from A-5

investigating. He claimed to be
watching the victim and verbal-
ly threatened police.

George Joshua Floyd, 26, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrested
March 27 and charged with
grand theft at Publix in the 600
block of Marsh Landing
Parkway, according to a police
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Domestic violence was report-
ed as follows:
Saturday afternoon in the
200 block of Charlemagne
Circle. Deputies issued a citation
for domestic violence, a misde-
Late Friday in the 100 block
of Natures Way. A 43-year-old
man was arrested on a misde-
meanor domestic violence
charge, police said.
Late Monday in the 200
block of Governor's Road.
Thomas M. Robert, 61, was
arrested and charged with
felony domestic battery, accord-
ing to police.

Deputies issued a charging
affidavit for misdemeanor bat-
tery against a 16-year-old Ponte
Vedra Beach boy after two teens

were involved in a fight outside
a State Road A1A business
Friday evening.
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Preventing or obstructing fire
extinguishment equipment was
reported on March 29 in the
400 block of Atlantic Boulevard,
according to a police report. An
unknown suspect discharged a
fire extinguisher on the first and
second floor of a hotel, accord-
ing to the report.

Marcus Laross Williams, 29,
was arrested for grand theft on
March 28 in the 400 block of
Second Street, according to a
police report.

Hung Tan Nguyen, 40, was
arrested for the fraudulent use
of a credit card and uttering
forged bills on March 25 in the
200 block of Lemon Street,
according to a police report.
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Daniel Terrance Ciciora, 23,
was arrested for possession of a
controlled substance and a mis-
demeanor charge of possession
of drug paraphernalia on March
28 in the 1200 block of Atlantic
Boulevard, according to a police

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Paul Glenn Cruse, 52, was
arrested for possession of
cocaine on March 28 in the 20
block of Simmons Drive,
according to a police report.

Renee Ann Adamson, 46, was
arrested for possession of
cocaine and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of less than
20 grams of cannabis on March
29 in the 2200 block of Mayport
Road, according to a police

Fleeing or eluding a police
officer with activated lights was
reported on March 28 in the 50
block of Dutton Island Road,
according to a police report.
The driver of a vehicle traveling
at a high rate of speed did
not stop when police activated
their lights. The driver eventual-
ly slowed down and jumped out
of the vehicle. The vehicle con-
tinued traveling into oncoming
traffic, according to the report.

The Jacksonville Beach
Planning Commission voted
unanimously to recommend
the city council approve the
rezoning amendment. The
proposed project exceeds the
50,000-square-foot limit for
permitted uses in the city's
Central Business District. Plans
call for a 116,300-square-foot
hotel development with
underground parking.


The Jacksonville Beach Planning and Development
Department transmitted a proposed Transportation
element amendment (Application PC #34-07) to the
adopted 2010 Comprehensive Plan to the Florida
Department of Community Affairs (DCA) on
December 11, 2007. DCA has completed their
review of the amended element and has raised no
objections. This amendment is a complete update of
the current Transportation Element, which was
adopted in 1999.

A public hearing on the adoption of the proposed
amendment is scheduled as follows:

April 7, 2008
7:00 p.m.

The adoption public hearing will be held in the City
Council Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida. A copy of the application
and other documents are available for public
inspection at the offices of the planning and
Development Department, 11 North 3rd Street,
Jacksonville Beach, Florida, during normal business

If a person decides to appeal any decision by the
Planning Commission with respect to any matter
considered at any meeting, such person may need a
record of the proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of
the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
The public is encouraged to speak on issues on this
Agenda that concern them. Anyone who wishes to
speak should submit the request to the recording
secretary prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities
Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with
disabilities needing special accommodation to
participate in this meeting should contact the Planning
and Development Department no later than 5:00p.m.
on the day preceding the meeting.

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to paint

Sylvester Wells visits

Ponte Vedra library

He can't see as well as he did when he
started painting more than five decades
ago, and his works command much
handsomer prices than they did then,
but Sylvester Wells continues to love his
And he continues to take his work on
the highway.
Wells, one of the original so-called
"Highwaymen," African-Americans who
sold their primitive art from the trunks
of cars throughout Florida in the 1950s
and '60s, spoke and demonstrated his art
form Monday at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library.
Now 70, Wells continues to be a work-
ing member of the group of folk artists
whose art is widely sought today.
Among those in the 55-member audi-
ence that Wells spoke to were fellow
artists and art fanciers.
Marilyn Wilson of Ponte Vedra Beach
bought three of the paintings Wells
brought with him. Barbara Sarvis bought
one, and Pam Middleton of Palm Valley
had Wells sign a painting in each of
three books she brought to the event.
While Wells' vision may be fading-
"He's legally blind," said his wife, Sister
Wells-his sense of humor and purpose
remains strong.
"So they tell me" was Wells' response

Marilyn Wilson of Ponte Vedra Beach proudly
three Sylvester Wells paintings she purchase
the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. Look
artist himself.

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Sylvester Wells, legally blind because of glaucoma, painstakingly works on a painting
Monday in the Friends of the Library Community Room at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library. Wells, 70, is one of the original "Highwaymen," African-Americans
who sold their landscapes from automobiles around Florida in the 1950s and '60s.

to a comment about his being one of the
original Highwaymen.
Joining the group at a rather late date
- 1965 Wells nonetheless stuck to
subject matter typical of the
Highwaymen landscapes, particularly
Florida landscapes.
The artist said what he gets out of his
painting is "enjoyment."
"That's all. I enjoy
.Although glaucoma
forced lhini 'o" get very
Close to his work when
he paints, Wells' art
remains good and bright,
as Wells demonstrated at
the library after his wife
started him off by apply-
ing some basic elements
on a canvas.
Arley Knight, a former
New York police officer
.." '- who now lives in St.
. Augustine, was among
the attendees.
I"He's an artist, I'm
S not," Knight said of
"I tell people I'm not
an artist I'm a
1 ., painter."
.. Knight's neighbor,
Bruce Kendeigh, said
Knight's "paintings are
very primitive, but good.
He's been painting for 25
years, but he doesn't tell
o by CHUCK ADAMS anybody. He gives every-
y shows the thing away, and he keeps
ed Monday at it very quiet."
:ing on is the Wells works with
acrylics and oil, as does

Wells, who was born in Jacksonville,-
now lives in Huntingdon, Tenn., where
he is a pastor, he said.
He still takes to the highway when a
request comes to him, such as the
request to visit St. Johns County. His
appearance in Ponte Vedra was spon-
sored by the Friends of the Library,
Ponte Vedra Beach.
"If you're discouraged about your
painting, just keep practicing," Wells
advised his' udiehce.
"Practice makes perfect. You must not
be offended if somebody criticizes your
work. That's the quickest way to give
Sister Wells, who said she doesn't tell
anyone her first name, talked about the
Highwaymen while her husband paint-
ed. Of the original 26, all but one were
male. Today, 19 Highwaymen are still
living,and 16 are still painting.
Wells showed the gathering a copy of
his painting known as "Two Friends." He
painted it for a woman in Mount Dora
who is willing to sell it for $30,000, he
A prini of his painting of a jazz band
playing at Preservation Hall in New
Orleans, in which Henry Kissinger sits in
the audience, was passed through the
Wells said his work "Sermon on the
Mount" is in a museum in New York,
where the price tag is $250,000.
"I didn't get that," he noted.
SWells said he gives credit for his work
to God.
"I praise God for the talent, and thank
Him every time I make a stroke," Well
"Serving God is my business. I paint
for a living."

Family-based comedy

planned at Fletcher


The Mason & Ramsey
Comedy Expedition is coming
to the Beaches on Saturday,
April 19.
The 7:30 p.m. show, starring
nationally known comedians
Taylor Mason and Thor
Ramsey, will be held at
Fletcher High School, 700
Seagate Ave., Neptune Beach.
Tickets are $15 at the door.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Mason and Ramsey, who
have appeared in the "Thou
Shalt Laugh" DVD series and
the TV comedy series
"Bananas," offer audiences a
night of family and faith-
based entertainment, featuring
stand-up comedy, music and
The duo kicked off their
inaugural 16-city tour on Jan.
30 in South Florida.
"I've been pounding the
boards for some 25 years,
making a living in the comedy
industry," said Mason, known
as "the comedian of clean"
and the host of the children's
TV show "Taylor's Attic."
"And Thor is an accom-
plished, headlining comic. We
both have extensive experi-
ence being in front of family
Ramsey, the weekly host of
the "Bananas" TV series pro-
duced by Guardian Studios
since 2003, quips that the no-

frills Mason & Ramsey .
Comedy Expedition travels
light, with only "a curtain, a
guitar and a piano."
"We hope to build from
there," he said.
Ramsey, who makes his
home in the Los Angeles area,
has performed with Drew
Carey, Gilbert Gottfried, Mark
Curry, Mark Lowry, and
Chonda Pierce. He has
appeared on A&E's "An
Evening at the Improv" and
PBS's "The Comedy Shop."
Mason, who resides in New
Jersey with his wife and two
teenage sons, has performed
in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and
Atlantic City, and has
appeared at Carnegie Hall and
the Sydney Opera House in
In 1991, Mason won
$100,000 on the nationally
televised talent show "Star
Search." In addition to his
work as a stand-up comic,
Mason plays the piano, sings
and is billed as a world-class
Tickets for the Neptune
Beach show can be purchased
at the Family Christian Store
at the Avenues Mall and
Regency Square Mall, and at
LifeWay Christian Store in the
St. Johns Town Center.
For more information, call
535-8400, or visit www.come-

photo submitted
The Mason & Ramsey Comedy Expedition arrives at Fletcher
High School on Saturday, April 19. Tickets are $15 at the door.


Instructor Rick Foster, left, readies recruit Catherine Woodcock, lifeguard Matt Duffy and recruit
Anthony Delossantos for a rescue exercise Sunday on the Jacksonville Beach oceanfront.

Mock rescue teaches recruits

to keep their eyes on victims

(Part six of a series)

When the emergency buzzer
went off at 9:23 a.m. Sunday
at the Jacksonville Beach life-
guard station, six recruits with
the American Red Cross
Volunteer Life Saving Corps
had no idea what they were
in for.
"Flag drop. Central beach.
Two swimmers in the water,"
a lifeguard called down from
the station's iconic observa-
tion tower, also known as
"the peg."
"Is this an actual 'case,' or
just a drill?" the recruits spec-
ulated as they mdved to their
left to made way for a life-
guard truck that was being
readied to respond to the
Recruit instructor Rick
Foster didn't keep his life-
guard trainees in suspense for
"Let's go, recruits. You're
ready for this," Foster said as
the lifeguard truck headed

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When you hand [vic-
tims] off to EMS, you
want to'give them the
best possible assess-
ment you can.

Rick Foster,

north toward the Jacksonville
Beach pier.
Out in the choppy sea, just
south of the pier, a man and a
woman clung to a small blue
inner tube, the kind a child
might use to wrap around its
waist on a sunny summer day.
Foster ordered four of the
six recruits into the sub-70-
degree surf, which was pow-
ered by a strong nor'easter.
With wind gusts in excess
of 20 mph, the recruits were
no match for the swift north-
to-south current, which swept

the victims almost 10 city
blocks down the beach.
As a last resort, Foster
ordered the remaining recruits
into the water. In the back of
the truck, veteran lifeguard
Matt Duffy grabbed a wetsuit
and a pair of fins from an
equipment box.
"We let them get too far
upstream," Foster said as he
watched the victims float far-
ther south.
Duffy and recruit Monica
Ruggiero, a competitive surfer
with experience in rough surf,
were the first to reach the vic-
tims, who turned out to be
lifeguards Tim Kline and
Alyssa Massaro.
"Nice job, Ruggiero," Foster
said as the remaining recruits
swam to shore near 8th
Avenue South.
The mock drill taught the
recruits an invaluable life sav-
ing lesson: Always keep your
eye on the victims.
"We took forever to get to
them," said recruit Eric Bohn
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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 arts.
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 17, 2008, at St.
Paul's Catholic Church in
Jacksonville Beach.

Steffanie Odum of
Jacksonville and Travis Wood
of Jacksonville Beach were
married Sunday, March 30, at
the Ribault Club on Fort
George Island.
The bride is the daughter of
Valarie and Charles Odum of
Jacksonville. She is a 2002
graduate of Stanton Prep and
a 2006 graduate of the
University of Florida. She is
employed by Liberty Mutual
Insurance Group.
The groom is the son of
Linda and Rick Wood of
Jacksonville Beach. He is

employed as a project manag-
er for R.W. Wood &
Stacie Odum was the maid
of honor. Larissa Pallo, Sarah
Garrett, Lindsey Deal and
Michaela Berry were the
bride's attendants.
Aaron Prom was the best
man. Taylor Wood, Justin
Kovacsik and Brad Robson
were groomsmen.
After a honeymoon to the
British Virgin Islands, the
couple will reside in

Joshua and Nathalie Brandt


Nathalie Braun of
Jacksonville Beach and Joshua
Brandt were married March 2,
2008. Pastor John Wyatt per-
formed the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of
Anya and KC Braun of
Jacksonville Beach.
The groom is the son of Bert
Vasquez and Blodwen Brandt.


Guards: Four weeks left

Cont. from A-7
commodore of the 2008 win-
ter recruit class.
"I had no clue where to
Added recruit Catherine
Woodcock of Ponte Vedra
Beach: "It was like we were
swimming blindly. We were
trying to prop ourselves up
on our buoys."
The second time around,
the recruits ke)t better tabs
on the victims and utilized
every equipment enhance-
ment at their disposal,
including wetsuits and fins.
Woodcock said she learned
to "trust her instincts" after
she rescued Kline near 20th
Avenue South.
Recruit Kaity Morris, a jun-
ior at Providence, pulled
Massaro out of the surf near
16th Avenue South.
The mock drill lasted for
more than 30 minutes and
caused a bit of a stir on the
"I take this was an exer-
cise?" a concerned woman
"Because there were about
30 people on the beach
whose hearts were racing."
Bohn said he wasn't sure if
it was a drill when the
buzzer sounded.
"When we first got out of
the truck, I didn't know,"
said the aspiring firefighter
and 2007 Fletcher High grad-
"It was pretty cold out
there, but the adrenaline was
pumping and you didn't feel
The recruits also practiced
surf relays and dolphin div-
ing in the 67-degree ocean
and finished the morning on
dry land reviewing "environ-
mental emergencies," such as
how to spot heat stroke.
"Heat stroke is really the
worst-case scenario," said
Duffy, who has earned retired

status in the Corps.
."The victim is tapped'out
and needs fluids fast."
"What do we have in the
truck that we can use [for
heat stroke]?" Foster asked
the recruits.
"Ice packs," one of them
Foster went over proce-
dures for a lost child scenario
and reminded the recruits to
make thorough and concise
reads as first responders.
"When you hand [victims]
off to emergency personnel,
you want to give EMS the
best assessment you can,"
Foster added.
"You have your practical
in three weeks. And don't get
out of shape on us the last
Sunday marked the eighth
week of training for the six
surviving recruits from an
original class of more than
The trainees must attend
three more Sunday sessions
this month and four Tuesday
night Corps meetings.
The recruits must also pass
several written and oral
exams over the next few
weeks and a rigorous pool
test at the University of
North Florida Aquatic Center.
The 12-week course culmi-
nates with initiation day on
Saturday, April 26, when
recruits are accepted into the
Corps as full-fledged mem-
The following day, former
recruits are allowed to wear
the Corps uniform for the
first time.

Carter Knight Burrell

William and Kalli Burrell of
Jacksonville announce the
birth of a son, Carter Knight
Burrell, on March 6, 2008, at
Baptist Medical Center
He weighted 7 pounds, 11
ounces and was 19.5 inches

Maternal grandparents are
Robin W. Lightsey and the late
George Register Lightsey III of
Paternal grandparents are
James and Pamela Burrell of
Atlantic Beach.

Capri Maree Frutchey

Blake and Connie Frutchey
of Neptune Beach announce
the birth of a daughter, Capri
Maree Frutchey, on Jan. 4,
2008, at Baptist Medical
Center Beaches.
She was 5 pounds and 9
ounces and 18.5 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are
Cheryl and Dennis McLeod of

Paternal grandparents are
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Book store event features

Nease's published custodian

"Call Me Al," the title of a
Paul Simon song, fits Alexter
Tirrell Albury perfectly. Known
simply as "Al" to most of the
students. and all teachers and
staff at Nease High, Albury
serves the school as a "pub-
lished" custodian.
The 31-year-old author of
two "Gruff" books and also
"Recipe of a Man," a short
story/poetry compilation, was
part of last weekend's Nease
activities at Barnes & Noble at
St. Johns Town Center. Albury
was at the bookstore Friday
and Saturday, selling and sign-
ing "Gruff Twisted Fate" and
"Gruff Providence."
The Nease reading weekend,
coordinated by Sandy Deakins,
included a jazz ensemble
directed by Michael Johnson
playing while Albury signed
Friday. A duo from the Guitar
Club performed Saturday, over-
lapping with members of the
Manga Club, who appeared in
costume to talk about their
favorite books.
On Sunday, two teams of stu-
dents and faculty competed in
"So You Think You Know A Lot
About Reading," an education-
al program for parents who
want to help young adults
become better readers. And a
Nease Saxophone Quartet pro-
vided easy listening music.
Albury, a past Nease employ-
ee of the year whose publisher
is Lulu, said he has sold some
books, adding that the income
is "not enough to retire on, not
enough to quit doing my day
His Barnes & Noble appear-
ances fell between two events
held on his behalf by the Nease
Senior Men's Club, sponsored
by dean Bud Beech. The club
held a garage sale in early
March and a golf tournament
Monday. Albury said Beech
plans to help someone in need
each year, either at Nease or in
the community.
"They're trying to help my
family purchase a home, to
either get a down payment or
maybe get enough funds to
buy one at auction," Albury
said of the club.
"It's an overwhelming expe-
rience," Albury said of being at
the bookstore. "I'm very excit-
ed and very nervous at the
same time. I never could have
imagined being here at a book
When Albury's first book,
"Gruff Twisted Fate," came out,
he took part in a book-signing
at a school in St. Augustine,
which is where he lives with

his wife, LeeAnn, daughter
Aeris, 8, and son Adarian, 3.
"She [Deakins] came to me
some weeks back and asked if
I'd be interested in being a part
of this, with Nease coming
here. I said, 'I'd be more than
glad to.'"
Always pleasant, affable and
smiling, Albury is widely
respected by the students at
"They're good kids. They
always support me. We talk
about what's going on with
them. Sometimes they want to
help me clean."
"I see him out at school a lot,
and he's always helping," stu-
dent Katie Kohnke said.
Kohnke, great-niece of for-
mer County Commissioner
Mary Kohnke, and her friend,

Brooke Peters, both 10th
graders, said they were at
Barnes & Noble to look at
Albury's books.
"I always see him taking care
of it [Nease],' said Peters. "He
talks to everybody."
Sarah Bledsoe, a former guid-
ance counselor who retired
from First Coast High after
being at Fletcher for 19 years,
was at the store with her hus-
band, Jim, to listen to the jazz
ensemble, of which their
grandson, Brian Schaefer, is a
The Bledsoes had praise for
"I just think it's so exciting
that here's this young man
who's got so much creativity
and he's sharing it with all of
us," Sarah Bledsoe said.

Members of a committee gather to plan a casino night fund-raiser to benefit sports programs at
Ponte Vedra High and Nease High schools. They are Michael Peaks (seated, from left), Jalene
Bermudez, Susan Travers, Mary Lundy (hidden) and Kelli Mazza, and Billy Kratzert (standing,
from left), Kim Kernohan, Carol Leighty, De Walker, Susan Knapp, Liz Pierce and Greg Brooks.
The event is scheduled 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 17 at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa in
Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $50 per person. To be a sponsor or purchase tickets contact
Kernohan at 543-0537.

Former Jacksonville Jaguar
Tony Boselli will join other
former Jaguars Friday to do
battle against a team of
teachers on the basketball
court at Landrum Middle
The 13th annual event,
"Battle of the Big Cats," also
features Landrum Principal
Wayne King in his first
appearance for the Landrum
Lions and Gene Baker, athlet-
ic director for Ponte Vedra
High School, who will act as
master of ceremonies.
The evening starts with
pizza or barbeque chicken
dinner at 5:30 p.m., which
must be purchased in
advance. The game is sched-
uled to begin at 6:45 p.m.,
with teammates offering
autographs during halftime.
Other big cats on the
Jaguar team are Eugene

Chung, Eric Curry, Todd
Fordham, An.dy Heck, Mike
Hollis and Tom NfcNlanus.
Also scheduled to play for
the Jags are Pete Mitchell,
Todd Philcox, Joel Smeenge,
Jeff Smith and Jerry Williams.
The opposition' big cats are
teachers and administrators
at Landrum and other
schools. In addition to King,
they are David Beaty, Bud
Beech, Brett Butler, John
Davis, Koran Godwin and
,Matt Heekin.
Also scheduled to play for
the Landrum team are Josh
Heikens, Dan Kristoff,
Mickey Leapley, Margaret
Meassick, Mary Pastori, Brian
Shippee and Todd Watson.
All-access passes, which do
not include dinner, are $10
for adults and $5 for students
and other children. Call
Landrum at 285-9080 for
ticket information.

photo by CHUCK ADAMS
Nease High students Katie Kohnke (left) and Brooke Peters
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Big cats battle Friday

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Two more Nease ath-
letes have received athlet-
ic appointments to serv-
ice academies.
Will Haga, a
pitcher/first baseman,
will attend West Point
after signing Friday to
,,,play baseball for Army.
And. Ty Carzoli, a line-
backer/defensive end, has
announced his intentions
to play football at the Air
Force Academy.
Carzoli joins defensive
teammate :,. Jared
MacNaught in Colorado
Springs. MacNaught
chose Air Force in
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Girls, boys lacrosse in district title games

The Nease High girls and
boys lacrosse teams advanced
to tonight's district finals with
victories over Pedro Menendez
High on Monday.
The boys won their semifi-
nal match by downing the
Falcons, 9-2. The Panthers will
face Bartram Trail in the dis-
trict title game tonight at 7
p.m. at Menendez High.
The girls prevailed 14-2 over
host Menendez on Monday
and will host Bartram Trail
tonight at Panther Stadium for
the district championship
beginning at 7 p.m.
It's been a successful cam-
paign for both lacrosse squads
this spring. The boys are 10-4
heading into tonight's show-
down. Head coach Jack
Francis' squad beat the Bears,
17-2, on Feb. 11 but it's safe to
say both teams have gotten
stronger since that first meet-
Bartram Trail is 12-5 and
beat Fleming Island in
Monday's other semifinal to
advance to the district title
On the girls side, the
Panthers enter tonight's con-
test at 13-4 on the season and
have scored 67 goals in their
last four games.
Nease suffered an 11-9 loss
to Bartram Trail on Feb. 20 but
the Panthers put together a
six-game win streak to close
out the season.
Following the district cham-
pionship games, the next
round of the state playoffs
begins Tuesday, April 8 with

Nease High's Justin McKenna makes contact for a base hit against Ed White High in boys base-
ball last Thursday night. The Panthers rolled to a 9-4 victory to improve to 11-5 on the season.

the regional semifinals at sites
yet to be determined.

Nease's Anna Egelin passes to a teammate last Friday in an
exhibition girls lacrosse game against Benet Academy of Lisle,
Illinois. The Panthers won, 17-1.

Nease 3, Atlantic 2
The Panthers remained
unbeaten in District 5-4A play
with last Thursday's victory.
Justin James earned the win
for Nease, pitching six and
two-thirds innings and allow-
ing three hits. He gave up one
earned run and fanned six to
raise his season record to 5-1.
C.J. Thompson clubbed an
RBI double for the Panthers
and teammate Josh Conner
was 2-for-3 with a stolen base.
Nease improved to 10-5 and
stayed perfect at 9-0 in district

Nease 9, White 4
The Panthers' Clint Cronin
went five innings and earned
the win last Friday. Cronin
improved to 2-0 on the sea-
son while striking out six and
scattering three hits.
Offensively, Nease's Will
Haga was 4-for-4 at the plate,
scoring three runs and driving
in two.
Brett Russi was 1-for-2 with
a pair of runs scored and an
RBI, Tyler Matthews had a
pair of hits and scored twice
as the Panthers upped their
season mark to 11-5.

St. Augustine 2, Nease 1
Yellow Jackets starter Ashley
Pacetti struck out five
Panthers while allowing five
hits to earn the victory.
Selina Hernandez had a
double for Nease.
With the win, St. Augustine
completed a season sweep
over Nease. The Jackets beat
the Panthers, 14-3, on Feb.

St. Johns River Athletic
Conference championships
1. Bartram Trail 188; 2.
Orange Park 138; 3. St.
Augustine 121; 4. Fleming
Island 64.5; 5. Nease 61; 6.
Menendez 43.5; 7. Palatka
31; 8.
Middleburg 11
Nease's Blake
Bennett won
the 300 hurdles
in a time of
39.40 and was
fourth in the
110 hurdles
with a time of
Swanson took
second in the
300 hurdles
with a time of 41.24. Swanson
also finished fourth in the
long jump with a leap of 20
feet, five inches.
Bryce Johnson was third in
the pole vault at 10 feet, six
inches, while teammates
Morgan Stanley (10 feet) and
Robert Weist (10 feet) finished
sixth and seventh, respective-
The 4 X 100 relay team of
Swanson, Patrick Barker, Dean
Rice and Blake Bennett fin-
ished fourth in 45.30.
The Panthers' 4 X 400 relay
squad of Blake Bennett, Brad
Bennett, Alex Bermudez and
Barker came in second with a
time of 3:31.03.

St. Johns River Athletic
Conference championships
1. Bartram Trail 161; 2.
Orange Park 121; 3. Nease
89; 4. Menendez 78; 5.
Fleming Island 76; 6. St.
Augustine 54; 7.
43; 8. Palatka
S. The Nease
S girls track and
field squad
claimed four
victories in the
i meet.
sprinter Jessica
Gambill won
the 200-yard
dash in a time
of 26.57 as well as the 400 in
Gambill also finished sec-
ond in the long jump with a
leap of 15 feet, nine and a
half inches.
Ginger Price won the 100-
meter hurdles in 17.52. Price
also finished third in the 300
hurdles in 50.95.
In the 4 X 400 relay, the
Panthers quartet of Renita
Greene, Amy Price, Gambill
and JaSmine Dyer earned the
team's fourth victory of the
day with a time of 4:20.29.
Juliana Buonanno tied for
fourth in the triple jump at
30 feet, two and a half inch-

Panthers baserunner Brett Russi beats the ball to the plate in last Friday's 9-4 win over Ed White.


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Bottom anglers enjoying more success

The Reaches I.eader/Ponte Vedra I eader

continue to set the tone
for local fishing. All of
last week before the blow, the
cleaning tables were full at
Monty's and Jacksonville
Sheepshead were strong
along the jetties and the
Jacksonville Beach Pier came
alive with drum, whiting and
sheepshead during the week.
Capt. Bubba Ryan, on the
"Wet Spot" with his son
Austin, brother Jimmy, Brian
Angers and Jimmy Steeg, fished
out of St. Augustine last
Saturday and had a great day.
They caught 20 snapper, 10
they could keep, including
three in the 20s, an 18-pounder
and the rest eight to ten
pounds. They also caught a 25-
pound cobia and lots of sea


Another local crew, with
Capt. Terry Smith at the helm,
Buck Gergley and friend John
Brink made the St. Augustine
trip last week and caught a 26-
pound snapper to go with a
12-pounder, four grouper to

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Jimmy Steeg, Austin Ryan, Brian Angers and Jimmy Ryan look
to be mighty proud of this great catch of snapper made aboard
the "Wet Spot" witn Capt ~alta Ryan last Saturday.

23 pounds, three red grouper
to 12 pounds and a cooler full
of jacks, triggers and pinkies.
Capt. Lowell Breeding,
Butch Garvin, Lex Redford,
Mike Tandarich and friend Bill
on "P.K.'s Mistake" fished the
party grounds last Friday and
pulled up two snapper and
eight grouper to 15 pounds.
Capt. George Strate took
eager anglers bottom fishing
last Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. Fishing was, again,
outstanding on each trip as
they iced down snapper
weighing up to 18 pounds.
Last Thursday, anglers came
off the "Princess" with 40
snapper, three grouper to 12
pounds and lots of stringer
fish. Fifteen anglers from
I.N.G. Engineering brought
home 30 snapper weighing up
to 15 pounds on Saturday.
Capt. Scott Reynolds on the
"King Neptune" also provided
his anglers with great fishing
opportunities. On both Friday
and Saturday, "Neptune"
anglers came off the boat with
between 40 and 50 snapper,
six grouper and a 32-pound
cobia. On Saturday, to go with
four grouper and snapper to
15 pounds, large sea bass and
beeliners were also piled on
the cleaning tables.
Capt., Dennis Young, from
his "Sea Dancer" with the
Willie Chase party last
Saturday, caught seven
grouper to 23 pounds and 10
snapper to eight pounds.
The day before, on Friday,
Dr. Lou Denicola with friend
Bill Wilderotter and others
had all the excitement they
could handle. They wrestled a
68-pound cobia into the boat
and brought up 12 big snap-
Freddy Bridges with his wife
Judy and David Kelly made a
bottom trip last week and net-
ted three snapper they could
keep after releasing 17 others.
They also released three
grouper but kept plenty of big
sea bass.
Capt. Kirk Waltz, on his
"Enterprise" with the Jeremy
Wadall party last Saturday,
anchored close to shore and
caught 30 snapper with 10
theyrcould keep. Their largest::
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was a whopper at 28 pounds.
They also took pictures of
three grouper, a seven-pound
flounder and a dozen triggers
and sea bass. *
James Gergley and friend
Sam fishing from the "Head
Hunter" found the reds hun-
gry at Oak Harbor last Monday
and caught eight to 27 inches
along with four trout and a
On Tuesday they took the
boat to the jetties and caught
40 sheepshead to seven and a
half pounds and a flounder.
Capt. Dave Sipler and Nick
Watson teamed up last
Wednesday on one of Capt.
Dave's special spots and pulled
18 snapper off the bottom.
Five were kept to go with a
cooler full of sea bass and
small sharks.
Capt. Mike Morris and Tom
Clark pulled 30 sheepshead
out of the rocks last
Wednesday and on Tuesday
brought 27 sheepshead to the
cleaning table.
Randy De Loach and his son
Brent trolled Guana recently
from their kayak and caught
six speckled trout. ..;: :. :..::

Canal guide John Dyrssen pounds. Ron Webb and
and Dwight Hibbard used live Johnny Bragg fished with Fred
shrimp along the edge of the aboard the "Little Yvonne" on
canal last Wednesday and Friday using live fiddlers to
caught five reds, three trout catch 21 sheepshead along the
and a pair of flounder, rocks.
Larry "Fishman" Finch and Spencer Brogden led the Jax
his 11-year-old grandson Beach Pier fishing last week
Logan participated in the with his ten-pound
Extreme Redfish Tournament sheepshead he caught around
last Saturday and caught a the pilings. Lots of drum were
dozen reds. Their two official also weighed up at the pier.
five-pounders were not Joe Vonthron caught a five
enough to score, and a half pounder. Others
Brook Daily fished the surf caught drum to ten pounds,
at St. Augustine last week for sheepshead, whiting and
40 whiting and five.pompano. flounder.
Jetty guide Fred Morrow Jacksonville Beach Mayor
with Clay Ludwig and his Fland Sharp, Dr. Eric Searcy,
brother Kirk, worked the jet- Randy De Loach, Tim Ellis and
ties with live shrimp last Lloyd Wilson just returned
Tuesday and caught 18 large from Hawaii where they not
sheepshead. Three of the fish only enjoyed the big surf but
weighed seven and a half fished with school mate Ken
pounds and the largest Walsh who now lives in
weighed eight pounds. Hawaii and has a nice 25-foot
Dick Miller fished with Capt. boat. They made the trip in
Fred on Wednesday and rough seas but caught three
caught eight sheepshead all in big uku which resembles our
the five-pound range. Dr. gray grouper. All of these past
Robert H. Still and Fred Fletcher athletes agreed both
anchored along the jetties last the fishing and the surf were
Thursday and caught 12 great.
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Baseball season is here

- for better or worse

Happy baseball season. If
basketball and spring
football will permit,
that is.
They're bringing back that
old song, "Take Me Out to the
Ballgame," now and giving all
credit for its popularity to the
late Harry Carey, who used to
lead Chicago fans in a rendi-
tion of it during the seventh-
inning stretch.
Old Harry started that, they
say, around 1970. Not to take
anything away from the bom-
bastic, cheerful play-by-play
man, but others in the minors
had been doing it since time
At the Baseball Grounds of
Jacksonville, owner Peter
Bragan has been leading Suns
fans in that old ditty for years.
Baseball fans are a special
breed. Can you imagine
singing for football? "I don't
care how many bones you
break, just take me out to the'
The trouble is, if you take

Basketball Camps
Tommy Hulihan's Beaches
Basketball Camp will take
place at St. Paul's School June
9 to June 13.
Schedule is 9 a.m. until
noon for boys and girls enter-
ing third, fourth and fifth
grades. And 1 p.m. until 4
p.m. for boys entering sixth,
seventh, eighth and ninth
Cost is $95.
An all-girls Middle School
Basketball camp at St. Paul's
will take place June 23 to June
27. Camp is from 4 p.m. until



somebody out to the ballgame
now, you may have to go by
boat or plane if you're talking
about the openers, many of
which have gotten under way
in the past few days.
Openers aren't what they
used to be. Speaking strictly
about the major leagues, they
used to play in daylight. No,

6:30 p.m. for girls entering
sixth, seventh, eighth and
nine grades.
Cost is $75.
For more information, visit
www.beachesbasketball.com or
phone Tommy Hulihan at

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
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Now big TV networks would
have team executives arrested
for not opening at night,
preferably out of the country.
The Boston Red Sox and
Oakland A's kicked off the
2008 season in Tokyo of all
places. Not an exhibition
game, mind you, but the offi-
cial opener of the major
league season. The cities of
Boston and Oakland weren't
good enough locations.
Not even Charles Finley and
his mule ever did that when
his A's were the toast of the
American League. Charlie O
, had some wacky ideas, but he
preferred playing in Yankee
Doodle land.
They'll keep the openers
bouncing around the world,
though, because television
apparently likes it. That's
when TV isn't worshipping
presidential candidates.
Well why not play some'
games in Iraq and give our
war-weary troops something
to think about besides being

tion-oriented format and rais-
es funds for children's pro-
grams through Daniel
Memorial and Dignity-U-Wear.
The ecotourism event also
supports the St. Johns
Riverkeeper and Coastal
Conservation Association.
Officials expect more than
250 kayak anglers will target
redfish, trout and flounder in
a catch-photo-release format
with more than $50,000 in
prizes and gifts.
A captain's meeting is
scheduled for May 2 at
Jacksonville Strike-Zone
Fishing Center. Check-in,
awards ceremony and a ban-
quet 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 banquet. -
Trophies, kayaks, fishing
gear and gift certificates will
be awarded for first- through
fourth-place finishers in four
open divisions, and first
through third places in the fly
fishing division:- .
Kayak fishermen can register
online at JacksonvilleKayak-
FishingClassic.com or can also
pick up an entry form at spon-
sors' locations.

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-
B 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
)rs 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.

Jacksonville Beach Tennis
Center at Huguenot Park
announces a series of summer
camps and programs.
Beginner Junior Camp I will
take place June 16, 18 and 19
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost
is $45 for all six hours.
Beginner Junior Camp II is
slated for June 23, 25 and 26
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost
is $45 for all six hours.
Intermediate Junior Camp I
takes place July 7, 9 and 10
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Cost
is $45 for all six hours.
Beginner Junior Camp III
scheduled for July 21, 23 and
24 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m..
Cost is $45 for all six hours.
Intermediate Junior Camp II
will take place August 4, 6 and
7 from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Cost is $45 for all six hours.
Advanced Junior Camp I is
scheduled for August 11, 13
and 14 from 9 a.m. until 11
a.m. Cost is $45 for all six
Adult clinics will also be
available this summer. Check
with the Pro Shop for dates
and times.
For more information,
phone Huguenot Tennis
Center at 247-6221.

murdered in a country where
people couldn't care less about
us and wouldn't know what to
do with it if they had a
Here's a thought for the
major league moguls for next
year: Why not open in Cairo,
Egypt? Let a mummy throw
out the first pitch. It used to
be a national event for the
president to throw out the
first pitch in Washington.
President George W. Bush
was on hand Sunday night as
the nation's capital debuted
its new multi-million dollar
ballpark for the Braves-
Nationals opener. Sure, some
booed the president, but he
fired a good-looking pitch
from atop the rubber and
looked pretty snazzy in his
red Nationals warm-up jacket.
Oh well, let's get on with
the season. All players present
and accounted for,
Congressional investigators
Time was, there were two
openers each spring. Some

The Bausch & Lomb Tennis
Championships announced
Monday the surprise entry of
Amelia Mauresmo, former No.
1 in the world and the 2001
winner of the event.
This year's women's singles
field includes Lindsay
Davenport, Venus Williams,
Marion Bartoli, Paty Schnyder,
latiana Golovin, and a host of
other stars.
For more information on
the Bausch & Lomb champi-
onships, which will take place
April 7-13 at Amelia Island
Plantation, visit

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
from:2i30 p.m. intil 4 pmn;,,;:'
Middle School from 4:20 p.m.
until 5:30 p.m.
June 5 to July 25 Monday
and Thursday from 5:30 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m. for all
All wrestlers or new
wrestlers in the local area are
invited to attend. Wrestlers
visiting the local area are also
welcome. Participants will
train in folkstyle, freestyle and
Greco-Roman techniques for
monthly FAWA/USA wrestling
tournaments. Participants
must be currently enrolled in
grades 6-12, at any school, to
take part.
Interested wrestlers can con-
tact club director Roy Fallon at
233-5008 for more informa-
tion. And former wrestlers
may apply to help out with

teams were favored with the
first openers, usually in the
middle of April (honestly,
nobody opened before St.
Patrick's Day in a bygone era)
then all the other teams got a
second opener sometime
Then baseball decided to
copy college football and
open in multiple locations on
multiple dates for the biggest
impact possible.
Television likes it that way
and what television likes, it
gets. That's an American cus-
Baseball is back to try it
again and whether you
believe Roger Clemens tells
the truth when he says he's
never been injected, inoculat-

ed or inflated with any illegal
juice, don't let it interfere
with enjoying the games.
Even if these pesky ballplay-
ers may be interfering with
spring practice for the Gators.
Florida coaches probably
won't let Tim Tebow play
much, but it should be inter-
esting. If arly wayward Gator
should happen to hurt the
team's meal ticket, he might
be found floating in the St.
Johns River.
Florida State is going with-
out quarterback Drew
Weatherford, but the
Seminoles will try anyway.
Georgia's Bulldogs are slat-
ed to give it a go Saturday,
but silence from Athens does-
n't tell us much.

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Wednesday, April 2
Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection: The Atlantic
Beach Women's Connection
meets from 9:30-11 a.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club,
1600 Selva Marina Dr.,
Atlantic Beach. All area ladies
are welcome. Speaker Pamela
Tolson of Gotha, Fla. will
share how she went from "A
Rollercoaster Life" to a more
peaceful journey. The pro-
gram is "Get Organized for
Spring." Peggy Johnson of
Petunia Patch will provide
tips for a closet makeover.
The cost is $12; complimenta-
ry childcare is available with
reservations. For information,
contact Kate at 534-6784 or at

Auxiliary Sale: Day 2 of an
Auxiliary of Baptist Medical
Center Beaches Hunter
Littlefield sale, to include
scrubs, luggage and sheets,
runs from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. in
the hospital lobby The public
is invited.

Beaches Watch: Beaches
Watch meets at 7 p.m. in the
Administrator's Conference
Room at Fletcher High
School, 700 Seagate Ave.,
Neptune Beach. The meeting
is open to the public. For
information, call 513-9242 or
visit www.beacheswatch.com.

Paws and Claws: First
Street Gallery sponsors the
first Paws and Claws, a
fundraising exhibit that runs
to June 2 and benefits the
Jacksonville Humane Society.
There will be an opening
reception from 7-9 p.m. April
4, along with a silent auction
featuring artwork as well as
donated items and services
from local businesses. First
Street Gallery artists will cre-
ate animal-themed artwork,
and the Gallery will be
donate a portion of all "Paws
and Claws" sales to the
Jacksonville Humane Society.
Collected cat and dog treats,
hard plastic dog toys, cat toys
and towels will be donated to
the Humane Society. For
information, call First Street
allery- at 241-6928 -or visif

Ponte Vedra Chamber:
The Ponte Vedra Chamber of
Commerce holds two events,
a new member orientation at
5 p.m. at 4 Sawgrass Village,
the back deck area, and an
after-hours mixer from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. at Wickets, 200
Sawgrass Village Dr. Members
and first-time guests are free.

Thursday, April 3
American Legion
Auxiliary: Ocean Beaches
American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 129 meets at 7 p.m. at
1151 4th St. S., Jacksonville
Beach. Members are encour-
aged to bring a guest. For
information, call 249-2266 or

Art of Doing Business: The
Art of Doing Business, a series
of informative and education-

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Friends of the Beaches Branch Library, a non profit organization, will host a spring book sale to help the Rhoda L. Martin Museum
The organization will host a book sale April 11, 12 and 13 in the Community Room at the Beaches Branch Library, 600 Third
Street. There will also be a member's only sale on April 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Memberships can be purchased for $5. The
sale will take place on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Sunday, it will be open from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. for bag
day. Customers can purchase a bag for $7 to fill with items. Books, records, tapes and videos ranging from 50 cents to $2 will be

al workshops, continues with
its Grant Writing Workshop
for Artists from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. at the Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra Beach. The work-
shop will offer information
on the opportunities that the
Division of Cultural Affairs
offers specifically for Florida's
individual artists. Artists who
attend will learn tools and
steps to submitting a success-
ful application in addition to
grant-writing tips. Artist
members attend free with a
$10 lunch fee.

Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of JacksoiiVillr
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
Speaker will be Rev. Ronnie
Willerer. The cost to non-
members is $15. For informa-
tion, call club president Neil
Powell at 343-3571 or visit

Birdies for BEAM: "Birdies
for BEAM," a new fundraising
event for Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry, will be
held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at
Adventure Landing, 1944
Beach Blvd. Jacksonville
Beach. For $10 per person or
$35 for a family of four,
attendees will get food,
unlimited Laser Tag, Go
Carts, Putt Putt Golf and
rides, as well as games and
prizes. There will be a Birdies
Putt Putt contest and a
Rubber Birdie Race in the
water park. Cheerleaders from
Fletcher and Nease will be
competing to get people to
support BEAM in "Birdies for

Charity." To reserve tickets
and tee times, call BEAM at
241 7437 ext. 1 or e-mail

Caddyshack Tournament:
The annual Murray Bros.
Caddyshack Charity Golf
Tournament returns April 3-4
with the Murray brothers and
their celebrity friends. The
event, which benefits St.
Vincent's Mobile Health
Outreach Ministry, begins
with a pairings party and
silent auction April 3 at
Murray Bros. Caddyshatk
restaurant at World Golf
Vd'lage, It continues April 4
with the charity golf tourna-
ment, awards ceremony and
post party. The tournament
will be played on both of
World Golf Village's champi-
onship courses, Slammer &
Squire and King & Bear. For
sponsor or participation
information, visit www.cad-

FPRA Image Awards: FPRA
Image Awards, given under
the aegis of the Jacksonville
Chapter of the Florida Public
Relations Association, will
honor excellence in public
relations. The Image Awards
program, to be held from 6-8
p.m. at the Wyndham
Jacksonville Riverwalk, 1515
Prudential Drive, will feature
special guest Charlene Shirk
and guest speaker C. Del
Galloway. Registration is
available online at www.fpra-
jax.org. The event is $50 for
FPRA members and students,
$55 for PRSA and IABC mem-

bers and $65 for guests.
Attendees can pay online
with a credit card or with
cash or check at the door.

FRA General Meeting:
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 holds its monthly
General Assembly meeting at
8 pm at the Branch Home,
360 Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach. All members and
prospective members are
invited to attend. New mem-
bers are always welcome. For
information, call 246-6855.

Spring Concert: The Ritz
Chamber Playefs perform
their Spring'loncert at 7:30
p.m. in the Center for the
Performing Arts, 300 W.
Water St. For concert details,
go to www.ritzchamberplay-
ers.org. For tickets, call the
Jacksonville Symphony Box
Office at 904-354-5547.

Friday, April 4
Call to Artists: April 4 is
the deadline to apply for
"Arts in the Park," being pre-
sented by the city of Atlantic
Beach. The fifth annual juried
event with prizes will be held
from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 at
Johansen Park. The $50 fee
gives local artists an opportu-
nity to exhibit, teach and sell
their works of art in a natural
setting. For information, con-
tact Timmy Johnson or Jolyn
Johnson at 247-5828 or at

FRA Does the Cooking:
Fleet Reserve Association

Branch 290 hosts a "Fish Fry"
from 5-8 p.m. at the Branch
Home, 390 Mayport Road,
Atlantic Beach. An $8 dona-
tion is requested for each din-
ner. Carry-out orders are
accepted, and the public is
always invited to dinner.

Member's Exhibition:
Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach Renaissance
Society member Ellen
Diamond holds an exhibition
that runs through April 19 in
the Courtyard & Gardens,
Fairfax Gallery, 4126 Herschel
Street, Jacksonville.
Di4dfidhl's exhibition., begins;
with an.iartist's reception
from 5:30-8 p.m. April 4.

Oklahoma: The musical
"Oklahoma" will be on stage
at 7:30 p.m. in Jacksonville
University's Swisher Theatre
April 4-5 and 10, 11 and 12.
The state of Oklahoma cele-
brates its centennial this year.
"Oklahoma" was Rodgers and
Hammerstein's first collabora-

Springing the Blues: The
18th edition of the three-day
Springing the Blues festival
gets underway at the
Sea Walk Pavilion,
Jacksonville Beach. The hours
are 5-10 p.m. Friday, 12-10
p.m. Saturday and 12-8 p.m.
Sunday. The nationally recog-
nized blues music festival
offers food, kids activities and
arts and crafts. For informa-
-tion, call 249-3972 or visit

Saturday, April 5
Babysitting Courses: The
American Red Cross offers
youth from 11-15 free
babysitters' training from
9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the USO
on Mayport Road. For infor-
mation or to register, call the
Mayport Service Center at

Cultural Center:A Spring
Beaches Gallery Tour will be
held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at
the Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach. Refreshments
will be provided while the Jay
Shoots: Portraits exhibition is
viewed. There also will be art
demonstrations in the cen-
ter's workshop. The event,
sponsored by US Trust Bank
of America Private Wealth
Management, is free to the

Goldenfest 2008: Golden
Retrievers and owners are
invited to Goldenfest 2008
from 1-3 p.m. at Dogwood
Park, 7401 Salisbury Road,
Jacksonville. Admission is $10
for one Golden and family
and $5 for each additional
Golden in that family. Each
will receive a goodie bag, and
rescued Goldens will get a
bandana. Funds raised will
benefit G.R.E.A.T. Rescue of
NE Florida. For information,
call 501-6899 or visit

Monique Burr Fundraiser:
The Monique Burr Foundation
for Children's second annual
Hugs Not Hits Ride, presented
by Adamec Harley-Davidson,
will be held with check-in start-
ing at 8 a.m. and the ride
beginning at 10:30 a.m. The
fundraiser supports the founda-
tion and its mission to prevent
child abuse on the First Coast.
The ride begins and ends at the
Adamec Harley-Davidson deal-
ership, 8909 Baymeadows
Road. Following the event, rid-
ers will enjoy catered food and
live entertainment and have
the opportunity to bid on auc-
tion packages to further raise
money for the foundation. All
proceeds from the event are tax
deductible and benefit the
~.~'1tidation. Rider participation
,is $30 for general riders, $20 fot
passengers and $250 for VIP
riders. For sponsorship, tickets
or information about the ride,
v i s i t
org or call 904-642-0210.
Tickets also are available at the
three Adamec Harley-Davidson

Saturday Trampoline
Club: AcroJax Trampoline
Team is accepting registra-
tions for Saturday morning
classes, which will start April
5. Two programs will be
offered, one for 5-and-6-year-
olds, the other for 7 and
older. Classes will be held at
Infinity All Stars Gym, 510
Mayport Road, Atlantic
Beach, and will be under the
direction of Brian Payne, a
national safety certified
coach. For information and
registration forms, call 273-
8876 or e-mail acrojax@com-


Atlantic Beach Women's
Connection: Atlantic Beach
Women's Connection meets the first
Wednesday of each month at Selva
Marina Country Club. All are wel-
come. For information, go to

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 hos-
pital campus. Call 247-2910 for infor-

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

Ponte Vedra Democratic Club:
The Ponte Vedra Democratic Club
meets at 6:30 p.m. the first
Wednesday of each month at the
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library.
For information, call Barb Paterick at

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 Ponte Vedra:
Toastmasters of Ponte VedIa meets
from 7:30-8:45 a.m. in the adminis-
tration building of the Ponte Vedra
Inn and Club. Coffee is served. For
more information, 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 regular class but want to learn the
fundamentals of yoga. For informa-
tion, 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 infor-

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

Brown Bag Lectures: Brown Bag
Lectures take place from 12-1 p.m.
the first Friday of each month at the
GTM Reserve Environmental
Education Center, 505 Guana River
Road. Attendees should bring lunches
and questions. The lectures are free
and open to the public. For informa-
tion, call 904-823-4500.

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 pro-
grams, the club website is
The club's e-mail address is
info@jaxbeachexchangeclub.com. For
information about the club or to join,
contact Jack Morison at 904-318-7162

or at jmorison@jaxbeachexchange-
MS Support: A multiple sclerosis
support grouptmeets from 1:30-3:30
p.m. the first Friday of each month at
the Beaches Public Library, 600 Third
Street, Neptune Beach. Friends and
family are welcome. For information,
call Diana Lain at 246-8841.

National Suttering Association:
The National Stuttering Association-
Jacksonville chapter is a support
group. Monthly meetings are peer-
facilitated and designed to provide
self-help, support and education for
those who stutter, as well as for those
interested in stuttering. Meetings are
held from 12-1 p.m. the first Friday of
each month at the Jacksonville
Speech & Hearing Center, 1128 Laura
Street. For information, contact
Rachel Whorton at 904-335-3403,
ext. 128, rachelwhorton@bell-
south.net, Bob Wellington at 247-
6892 or beachaccountingl@bell-

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 information.

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 refreshments are
provided. For information, call 779-

Yoga at Cobalt Moon: "Building
Your Practice" is offered at Cobalt
Moon for those interested in deepen-
ing their yoga practice with new pos-
tures, 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.

Contra Dance: "Contra Dance" at
Cobalt Moon Water Studio is offered
from 8-11 p.m. the first Saturday of
each month. It's for regulars and
newbiess." The caller, Charlie Dyer,
introduces and breaks down each
dance before starting so no experi-
ence is necessary. Live music is pro-
vided by Full Circle, and refreshments
are available. Call Kristen at 525-5867
for information.

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NEPTUNE BCH, 1 block to ocean, 2 large
duplex bldgs., lots of charm, $849,000
1210 &1212 1st St. 910-1072.
EXPERIENCED REAL estate investor
looking for one private investor to finance
local, high quality property at low loan to
value. Call Emily at (904)388-2871.
on 2 private acres near very wide trout
stream in the Galax area and New River
State Park, $139,500. Owner (866)789-
LOG CABIN & 20+ acres only $119,900.
Own the dream! New 1,800 sf log cabin
package. Near FL/GA border. 90 minutes
Jacksonville. Potential to subdivided Excel-
lent financing. Call now (800)898-4409,
MOUNTAIN HOMES and land in Cash-
iers, NC. Looking for the cool mountain
vistas, high elevations, resorts, golf or
trout fishing? Cantact Landmark Realty
Group for Free Information. 888-743-0510.
ALL REAL Estate advertised herein is
subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act,
which makes it illegal to advertise any
preference, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national ori-
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sons are hereby informed that all dwell-
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the sale, rental or financing of housing,
call the United States Department of
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paired 1(800)927-9275.
"MAYPORT FISHING Village" newer 3/2
mobile home, large lot. $269,000. Sea
State Realty Corp. (904)537-0679.

VILANO BEACH, 1 acre, Multi/ Single,
beach access/ view. $649,900.
A RARE find. 2 buildable lots, S. Jax Bch.
Priced $25K below appraisal. $365K.
(904)221-9198, (912)266-0912.
1/4 acre building lot in Ocean Forest. Last
one. Great view and neighborhood. Navi-
gable ICW access. $525K. 321-251-6786.
3/4 ACRE lot on Fort George Rd. near Big
Talbot Island. Offered below appraisal at
$149,000. 249-0346.
5 minutes north of St. Marys, GA. 1.5 acre
total, 1/2 acre buildable. 15ft. deep at low
tide. Misty Harbour gated community.
$195K. (904)591-7392.
"Football Field" sized lots! $0 down. $0 in-
terest. $159-$208 per monthly Money back
guarantee (866)819-2485 or www.sunsi-
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., Best offer.
ASHEVILLE, NC Mountain Acreage
Homesites From $49,000, Excellent fi-
nancing available Call (877)890-5253
x3973. www.seeriverhlghlandsny.com.

10+/- ACRE Estate Mountain Lots. Highly
desirable location between Highlands and
Cashiers, NC. Beautiful land minutes from
Lake Glenville, golf courses, shopping
and restaurants. Contact David at
(706)854-6731. ,

house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
View our Open House schedule at
Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
3BR/ 2BA, approx. 1600sf brick home.
2 car gar., close to beaches, Isle of Palms.
$249, 000. Owner pays 2% of closing
cost. 821-9997.
Neptune Bch property looking out to the
ICW. Currently used as a duplex with
mother-in-law suite. Fully rented. 2BR/
1.5BA down, 2BR/ 2BA up, 1BR/ 1BA
mother-in-law suite up. House on a corner
lot. Vacant lot Marsh Point Blvd. Asking
$499,900. Call (904)543-1150.
Open House, Sunday, 11am-2pm, 1861
Beachside Ct. 1883sf, 3BR/ 2BA, frplc.,
nice, quiet cul-de-sac. Short walk. to
beach, next to Beach Ave. 651-9081 or
DUPLEX, BOTH Sides 1/1 & 2/1, 1 block
to ocean. $569,000 Call Susan Howell,
Watson Realty Corp, (904)463-0330.\
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $299,900.
Will co-op. (904)249-1890.
FSBO, WATERFRONT, Intercoastal,
4BR/2.5BA w/loft. Pool w/hot tub, large
screened-in porch. $695,000. 220-8696.
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome. Motivat-
ed Seller $324,900. (800)935-8347 x102.
JAX BCH, 1011 24th St. N. 3/2.5 w/large
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
PONTE VEDRA, Sawgrass, Oak Bridge
3/2/2, cul-de-sac, lakeview, adorable,
park-like setting $299,000. (352)634-4955.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, beautiful
townhome on lake. End unit. Appraised
for $183,000. Asking $175,000.
4BR/3BA, 2660SF, pool, huge lot, spa-
cious, 11x34 party room, over looking
pool, $359,000, 993-8424.
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
604 10TH Ave S., 3BR/2BA on 2 Lots. Re-
modeled inside/ out, new master suite &
kitchen. $459K, Call Susan Howell, Wat-
son Realty Corp, 904-463-0330
ANNUAL INCOME $50,000. Department
of Corrections transitional home,
9BR/2BA, $140,000. Call (904)993-8424
for details.

PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/1BA, O eap
Grove',' beach access!' $119,900r: Fin -
ing available. (904)226-3968.
FSBO, 2BR/2BA, S. Jax Bch, great view,
overlooking pool and beach. $619K,
BISHOPS COURT, Hodges/ Beach.
1BR/1BA, upgraded, gated, amenities.
$101,500. 994-1928.
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-
beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
late-3BR/2.5BA 1586sf townhouse in
beautiful Summer Sands N.B. Private end
unit with 2 car garage. New hardiboard,
lapsiding exterior, new roof, new A/C, ex-
tended rear patio with footer to support
room addition. Kitchen has new SS appli-
ances, granite, and tile. Spacious great
room with wood floor. Sacrifice at
$239,000. Must sell fast Rob
PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $699K. Sell $599K. Turn
Key Long term lease in place. 40' slip ad-
ditional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only Buy-
ers/ Investors. No Brokers please. Equity
trade considered.
2BR/2BA, END unit flat, w/fireplace and
lake view. 5 star amenities, gated com-
munity. Beach side. Asking $265,900.
Seller motivated, bri all offers.

2BR/1.5BA, upstairs flat, Oakbridge Golf
view, gated, $189,900. Kirk Killebrew,
(904)463-1131. www.klllebrewrealty.com
PVB/ BELLEZA -1BR/1BA w/tile floors,
exc. view and amenities $128,900.
THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the
water and golf course. FSBO. Financing
available. (904)285-5896, (904)251-5389.
FSBO, VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, beauti-
ful, completely furnished, upgraded, 2/2,
garage, golf course view, screened lanai,
Was $200,000. Now $185,000, 887-5005.

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

2004 CLAYTON home, 3BR/2BA, excel-
lent condition; take over payments. Call

CH&A. $975/mo. Call 803-6560.
JAX BEACH- 2BR/2BA condo, just 7 a
block to ocean Like newll $1200/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
JAX BEACH 2.5 blocks to ocean,
1BR/1BA. $710/mo. 655-5367, 803-3099.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/deposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
1BR, REMODELED, 1/2 block to ocean.
Safe, fenced, small complex. Pets OK.
$600/mo. 334-9435.

ATLANTIC BCH large 1/1 & 2/1.5 apts.
Near stores and bus, dishwasher,. pool,
$575/mo & up. A nice place to live
No pets, 246-8537.

1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1BR/1BA $650 & $725/mo., Credit Check
OCEANFRONT- 3BR/2BA condo in S.
Jax Bch! Pool, clubhouse & morel
*$1700/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
SUMMER SANDS Townhouse, 2/2.5, ga-
rage, W/D, lawn service included,
$1150/mo. +dep. 246-6043.
NEPTUNE BCH, 229/ 233 Magnolia, 2/1,
carpet/ tile, garage, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
2BR/2BA APARTMENT, 2 blks to ocean,
CH&A. $950/mo. No Pets. Call 625-1881.
JAX BEACH- 3BR/2BA, condo with W/D,
fireplace. Garage space. $1100/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
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.
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, newer
interior, clean and move in ready, balcony,
2BR, WDHU, great parking. Short term/
pets OK. $990/mo., low utilities. 607-
HALF BLOCK to beach. 2BR/1BA: 109-,
1/2 Florida Blvd. No Pets. $850/mo.
$600/deposit. 535-8358 or 786-5127.
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.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $800/mo. TDO Management.
JAX BEACH upper 1 BR/ office/ deck, no
dogs, $650/mo., +deposit, 645-8429.
home, near base and Hanna Park,
$750/mo., $700 deposit. 1243 Mayport
Landing Dr. 280-2728 Ive message.
2BR/2BA new carpet, fenced back yard,
1158 Songbird Lane, $790/mo, $700 dep.
280-2728 leave message.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR/1BA, $800/mo laundry room in build-
ing. Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
JAX BEACH townhome, 2BR/1.5BA,
1100sf., WDHU, CH&A, tile floors through-
out, fenced yard. $1050/mo. +sec. dep.,
8,q;t,8tl,Ae, South, (904)608-6678, .
1 BLOCK to ocean, very nice 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, fireplace, WDHU, located at 170
1st Ave. S., JB. $875/mo. credit check.
2BR, CH/A, WDHU, 1st Ave. S. Credit
check. $875/mo. 891-0606.
2BR/1.5BA, No Pets, $900/mo.
+$750/dep. (904)237-9375.
Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. Call 241-9822.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references, $750- $795/mo,
222 4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
1 BLOCK to ocean, 120 1st Ave. S., JB.
1BR/1BA, CH&A, sunroom, WDHU.
$700/mo. Credit check. 891-0606. -
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.

NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
247-1417. .
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.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced
yard, all appliances, inc. W/D. Available
PONTE VEDRA, Treehouse at the beach.
2BR/2BA condo, high ceilings 1200sf.,
almost new appliances/carpet. Natural
preserve views. W/D, fireplace, garage.
East of A1A..$1095/mo. Janet Wells, 635-
601 MAIN St., Atlantic Bch, 2BR/1BA, fire-
place, WDHU, screened porch, CH&A.
Credit check. $750/mo. 891-0606.
NEPTUNE BEACH, studio w/garage, 1.5
blocks from ocean, No pets. $725/mo. in-
cludes W/D. Call Rick 891-2345.
2BR/1.5BA. Freshly painted, new carpet,
ceramic tile downstairs, WDHU, CH&A.
$815/mo+ $600/dep. 756 Cavalla Rd. Call
AB 3 story townhome. 4 blocks to beach.
2BR/2BA, newly renovated. $1237/mo.
196 Poinsettia St. 629-2628.
Villas, new, 3/2.5 townhome, $1195/mo.
TDO Management (904)246-1125.
ATLANTIC BCH townhouse, 2/1, fenced
yard, East Coast Dr. Avail. May.
$1000/mo. Call Rick 891-2345.
NEAR PONTE Vedra, 1 block beach, qui-
et, safe area. Newly remodeled, all new
tile, kitchen and bath, 2BR/1BA, CH&A,
W/D included. No smoking. Reference
and credit check. $1095/mo. +security.
wood floors, $1399/mo. Pets ok. 321 9th
St. N. 534-2120.
2BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
beach! $1250/mo. All South Realty,
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
S renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
A.B- BEACH Ave. 1st floor, 2/1, W/D, qui-
et neighborhood, $1300/mo. +deposit, in-
cludes utilities, 249-7549.
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.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, 1300sf.
next to Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to
beach, steps to tennis courts & skate park,
double garage, security system, large
front & back yard, all tile. 562 Vikings
Lane. $1250/mo. 629-2628.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Great 1BR w/garage.
Steps to beach, $850/mo. (904)910-1108,
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
w/comm. pool & more! $950/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.
1BR apt, $650/mo. +dep.'2 blocks from
beach, 249-6748.


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owner, in "Moby
6. Top scores
11. Seance sound
14. Plant life
15. Wash gently
16. 12/24 or 12/31
17. Dish served on
the half shell
19. Big racket
20. Put-down artist
21. Lindsay of "Mean
23. -relief
26. Tick off
27. "Finito!"
29. Big Brother's
31. Most cunning
32. Model of
33. Hammer end
34. Poker payoff
37. Palm reader, e.g.
38. KP pile
40. Hoopster Bryant
41. Tolkien creature
42. Mystery writer
John Dickson
43. Show as similar
44. Make tougher
46. Least adorned
47. Mimicries
49. Bench rider
50. Hi-_ graphics
51. Beauty lover
52. Swabby
55. Candy unit
56. River spanner,
61. Ballpark fig.
62. Continental cash
63. Respected one
64. Ouija board word
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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

NEPTUNE BEACH, walk to beach,
3BR/1.5BA. $1350/mo. Call 631-6582.

ATLANTIC BEACH West, 3/2, 1car gar,
built 2005, very private, all marble floors,
granite countertops, all gas appliances,
fireplace, On tidal access to intercoastal.
$1700/mo. Richard 422-7424.
JAX BEACH, 4BR/2BA, 2 car garage, cov-
ered porch. 6yrs. old. CH&A, large master
bath, fireplace. $1700/mo. 631-6268.
NEPTUNE BCH, 3BR/ 2BA on cul-de-sac.
Close to school, fenced yard. No pets.
$1200/mo. 403-3831 or 733-2023.
iTSLAE OF Palms, 3/2 brick. New floors,
fr lc: Avail. now Rent $1300/mo.
VILLAGES OF PABLO, 3/2, fenced yard,
community pool. Ready now! $1300/mo.,
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1300/mo. 838-8725.
JAX BEACH, Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf.
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer,
fenced yard, lawn service, great neighbor-
hood. $1500/mo. 568-0428.
ATLANTIC BEACH 550 Vikings Lane,
renovated, 3/2 home in established Sea
Spray neighborhood, walk to school/ parks
Town Center, beach. CH&A, 2 car garage,
laundry room, fenced yard, $1200/mo.
+deposit. 434-4499.

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22. Abuses an Rx
23. Gem State capital
24. Eve of "Our Miss
25. Valentine's Day
28. Fish tales
30. Musical talent
31. Reject cruelly
35. Beyond pudgy
36. Revival setups
38. "The Sweetest
Taboo" singer
39. Word on an air
40. Cassis-flavored
42. Animal, in dialect

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BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2.5BA, den w/fireplace,
office, screened pool. $2000/mo.
13 Fairway Lane, JB. (904)241-0267,
ATLANTIC BCH, 518 Selva Lakes Circle,
3/2, 2 car garage, $1400/mo, no pets,
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA, beautiful
townhome on lake. End unit. $995/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR/2BA, Great area,
fresh paint. WDHU. No pets. $1300/mo.
(904)246-5165, (904)891-8522.
1850SF., MARSHFRONT, 3BR/2BA,. split
floor plan, beautiful views from large
screened porch off spacious master, fire-
place, 2 car garage. Near Mayo and JTB,
off San Pablo. $1375/mo. +security de-
posit. (904)273-4356.
JAX BEACH 16th Ave S. & Roberts Dr.
3BR/2BA, CH&A, screened porch, fenced
yard, garage, $1250/mo. 891-0606.
3BR/2BA HOME in Atlantic Bch (Cypress
Landing). Large garage, laundry hookups,
CH&A, frplc. On Lake. $1200/mo.,.Call
241-7942 or 502-0285.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1195/mo. Lawn
service incI. 164 Eldorado Way Call 476-
MARSH Landing CC home, totally reno-
vated. Furnished or unfurnished
$2495/mo. (904)537-4083.
PVB, SOLANO Cay, 3/2, garage, fenced
yard, $1350/mo. 315-6558.
JAX BEACH- near ocean, 3BR/1BA.
CH/A. Lease, references required. 218 4th
Ave. South. $1195/mo. (904)221-4134,
fireplace, 2 car garage, fenced yard,
lawn service. Unfurnished. $1190/mo.
910-4402 or 642-3517.

ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd., PONTE VEDRA- Spacious 4/3 home on
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. 1yr. lagoon! Near ocean & club! $2600/mo. All
lease. 904-534-5541. South Realty, 241-4141.
JAX BEACH, walk to ocean, 4/2 remod- ATLANTIC BEACH, 160 Belvedere,
eled, $1475.mo., 18 Sandra Dr., 3BR/2BA, fresh paint, new carpet, fenced
336-572-2662. yard. $1100/mo. 463-4104.
Cay Circle, PVB. 3BR/2BA, fireplace, ga- OCEANFRONT RENTAL
rage, fenced yard, blocks from beach. Vacation Home for Rent 4BR/4BA, week-
Pets welcome. $1350/mo. (904)343-7076. ly, monthly, yearly. Call (904)249-8269.
*" *, ATL. BCH, 2/1, LR, EIK, WDHU, 1000sf.
S$950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125.
PVB- FAIRFIELD EAST OF A1A, 2BR/2BA, Open floor plan,
3/ 2.5, 2-story, gorgeous lake view, guard/ yard w/deck, W/D, Pets OK, $1340/mo.
gated, tennis, pool, lawn service. Pets ok. 803-3099, 655-5367.

3/2 POOL home off Hodges. Ready now!
$1500/mo. 993-5626.
FORT CAROLINE partially furnished
home. 3/2, 1 car gar., fenced yard, com-
pletely renovated. Pets allowed.
$1250/mo. Call Maryanne 537-6161.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ East of Mayport Rd.
in Fairway Villas; very nice 2/2, fenced
yard, vaulted ceilings, WDHU; $925/mo
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2.5 SFH, open floor
plan, travertine floors/ counter tops,
f'place, screened pool, corner lot,
$2100/mo. TDO Management Services,
JAX BEACH, 2/2.5 townhome, tile/ carpet,
garage. $1350/mo. TDO MGMNT.
ragel Pool, tennis & more! $1150/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BCH West/ Mayport, 3BR/
2BA, new remodel. Family room, eat- in
kit., fenced yard. $1250/mo., year lease.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ Mayport 935 Main St.
3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage,
$1095/mo., 247-1049.
JAX BEACH- 930 S. 1st Ave., 1100sf.,
3/1, new wood flooring, bath & kit., W/D &
DW. $900/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
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)
1200sf.,single car garage, fenced yard.
$1250/mo. No pets/ smoking. Deposit ne-
gotiable. Call for info. (904)616-8054.
N. JAX Bch, 3BR/2BA, 6 blks from ocean,
no pets. $1200/mo. (904)534-7464
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 363
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard. good
location. $1100/mo. +deposit. 982-0416.
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome
$1650/mo. Lease to Own $2290/mo.
(800)935-8347 ext. 106.

NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2, wood floors,
1200sf., $1250/mo. TDO MGMNT.
*5*tl 11!ii! i l1

SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.

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.
OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint,
great location, $850/mo, McGuire Mort-
gage, 246-9915.
Ocean view, 3BR/2BA, 4th floor, garage
parking, pool. $1900/mo. East Coast Real-
ty, 247-4724.
PONTE VEDRA Lakes Townhouse re-
modeled, 2BR/2.5BA, on lake, end unit,
pool, tennis. $950/mo. SCH Consulting,
Inc. Broker (904)710-8858.
LOVE THE BEACH? Located in presti-
gious Ponte Vedra/ Sawgrass, Beach
Club Villa, just steps to ocean, Furnished
efficiency with W/D. Short term/ Long term
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
es. www.geocities.com/pvb05/page2.html
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.
JAX BEACH 14th Ave. N. 1BR/1BA,
1 block to beach. Non-smoker. $895/mo.
2BR/2BA, THE Palms, marshview,
$1025/mo. includes water. 434-3456.
OCEANVIEW, NEW 3/2, Ig balcony. Con-
sider lease/ option.. 6mo.+ 463-7343.
PVB, 2BR/2BA, gated, fireplace, ground
floor, $1100/mo., Call 864-2440.
COSTA VERANO, short term or long term
rental. Oceanfront 3BR/ 3BA, over 2200sf,
end unit. Avail. 4/1. Min. 3mos rental. Fully
furnished. $3750/mo. Luxurious amenities,
incl. gym, steam room & sauna, heated
pool, theater room. Call 568-6909.
PONTE VEDRA, Excellent 2BR/2BA, 2nd
floor, tree views all rooms, neutral colors,
almost new appliances/ carpet, high ceil-
ings, W/D, fireplace, garage. Walk to
beach. $1095/mo. Janet Wells, 635-6375.
PVB OCEAN Grove, 1BR/1BA w/loft.
Overlooks pool and on lake. Must rent.
$1,000. Andy 588-4295 or Ken 251-5370.
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very'clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.
PVB OCEAN Grove, clean and updated
1/1, ground floor. $775/mo. 2/2, $995/mo.
3rd floor. The Palms, furnished 2/2 $1100,
unfurnished 2/2 $1050/mo. Valencia 3/2,
3rd floor $1800/mo. Ashton Park 2/2
w/gar. $950/mo. Florida Coastal Realty.
904-249-7676 #2.

M$Tf 12] 1 i :, 1 Zi m k
3/2 HOUSE, PV, close to JTB, cable, wire-
less internet, $400/mo., share bath/ utilit-
ies, 885-7556.
JAX BEACH, 1 bedroom w/private bath.
$400/mo.. Walk to beach. (904)237-4354.
ROOM FOR RENT, $400/mo. Responsi-
ble, Non smoker. 247-2818.

OFFICE SPACE available for rent at 1171
Beach Blvd between Penman Rd and
A1A. Please call 904-993-9268 for de-

JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room office, $375/mo. TDO Management,
OFFICE SPACE for rent, shared recep-
tion/ waiting area, shared kitchen/ break
area. Centralized beaches location behind
Harry's Seafood Restaurant, 401 9th Ave.
N. 247-3777.
suite of six offices in a building being
refurbished. Call 273-4525 for details.
PROF OFFICE- S. 3rd St. frontage. 2 offi-
ces & Ig reception $900/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.
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.

WAREHOUSE FOR lease, 1375sqft, with
small office and bathroom. Air conditioned
$13.65/sqft.+ CAM approx. $2100/mo.
South Jax Beach, 241-1880.
COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. South, Jax Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880.

FREE ADULT Cats, affectionate, .neu-
tered/ spayed, males/ females. 992-2119.
FREE CATS and j homes. Call 242-0224.
HAPPY JACK(R) Mange Medicine: pro-
motes healing & hair growth on dogs &
horses due to 'hot spots' fungus or mane
dandruff. At farm, feed & hardware stores.

YORKIE PUPS AKC, bom 01/20/08. Dam
on site. Shots, health cert., $700-$900.
Males. 504-4362.
AMERICAN BULLNESE puppies, 10lbs.
full grown, shots and wormed.

S 5PES 30
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.
FOUND CAT in A.B. neutered, declawed,
white chest, brownish tabby. 655-2037.

EARLY ELECTRIC Company is closing
effective April 1, 2008. We want to thank
all of our faithful customers during our 25
years. Joe Early is retiring.
RUN YOUR ad Statewide! You can run
your classified ad in over 100 Florida
newspapers for $475. Call (866)742-1373
for more details or visit: www.florida-clas-

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

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.


Notice is hereby given that a regular meet-
ing of the City Council of the City of Nep-
tune Beach, Florida, will be held on
Monday, April 7, 2008, at 6:00 p.m., in
the City Hall Council Chambers, 116 First
Street, Neptune Beach, Florida.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Council 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
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.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 4/2/08


Beach Body Towing Co., Inc. gives
Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to
sell these vehicles on April 30, 2008,
9:00 am at 922 7th Ave S.,Jacksonvllle
Beach, FL 32250-4208, pursuant to sub-
section 713.78 of the Florida Statutes.
Beach Body Towing Co., Inc. reserves the
right to accept or reject any and/or all bids.
Cash only, day of sale. No titles, warran-
ties or guarantee of titles. "As is".
1B4GK44R3MX528103 1991 DODGE
1B4HR38N92F176035 2002 DODGE
1B7GL23Y3RS533027 1994 DODGE
1FMCU14T6KUB70639 1989 FORD
1G2HX53L6P1261594 1993 PONTIAC
1G2JB1243V7531183 1997 PONTIAC
1GCCS14R2P8137751 1993 CHEVY
1GCEK14MOTZ133618 1996 CHEVY
1GNCT18Z3K0103193 1989 CHEVY
3H1HF03076D101115 2006 HONDA
4G1JF3248WB902484 1998 CHEVY
4N2DN11W2PD839854 1993 NISSAN
4T1BG22K1VU021191 1997 TOYOTA
4T1SV21E4KU100982 1989 TOYOTA
JAACL11L5M7222802 1991 ISUZU
JHMCB7557MC000486 1991 HONDA
JM3LV5229R0630887 1994 MAZDA
JT3VN29V2R0032399 1994 TOYOTA
JYARJ06E93A001858' 2003 YAMAHA
KMHJF34M6VU474029 1997 HYUNDAI
TRUTC28N7Y1077041 2000 AUDI
YV1AX8846E2011533 1984 VOLVO
BL 4/2/08

tice of. Foreclosure of Lien-and intent to
sell these vehicles on 4/15/2008, 9:00 am
FL 32233, pursuant to subsection 713.78
of the Florida Statutes. AUTO STORE
TOWING INC. reserves the right to accept
or reject any and/or all bids.
1986 1HGBA5340GA054535 HONDA
1987 1FABP6234HH168242 FORD
1987 1B7FD14T9HS339414 DODGE
1987 1G6CB5189H4237134 CADILLAC
1989 1GNDM15Z4KB120367 CHEVY
1990 JN1RZ24A8LX002699 NISSAN
1991 JT3AC11ROM0021410 TOYOTA
1991 1G6CD53B2M4253723 CADILLAC
1992 JH4DA945XNS020906 ACURA
1994 1FMDA31U3RZB29209 FORD
1994 1N4EB31P5RC837065 NISSAN
1995 2FMDA5143SBA90044 FORD
1995 1N4BU31D9SC109614 NISSAN
1995 1B3HD46T1SF685403 DODGE
1996 1LNLM91VXTY704482 LINCOLN
1996 KMHVF24N5TU302883 HYUNDAI
1997 1J4GZ78SXVC548798 JEEP
1997 2G4WS52M9V1408652 BUICK
1997 1P3EJ46C9VN622702 PLYMOUTH
1998 2MEFM75W2WX689469 MERC
1999 1FAFP47V1XF160786 FORD
2001 1NXBR12F31Z7529171 TOYOTA

The above referenced applications are
available for review in the office of the
Planning and Development Department,
QEHall. 11 IJonn 3rd Stree. during nor-
Tnj t.,.,-,ness hour. I-.lF P3m-5pm)
Planning Commission
City of Jacksonville Beach
If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Planning Commission with respect
to any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verb8-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
planning and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
BL 4/2/08

SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish- PALMS AT Marsh Landing' 1st floor,
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, Avail 4/1. 2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
$1650/mo. 708-4022. view, $1000/mo. 904-613-7605.

JAX BCH, 3/2, 2nd floor, W/D, fireplace,
pool, fitness. Sale/ lease. 612-9172,
OCEANFRONT, 2BR/2BA, Ocean 14,
year lease. No pets. $1500/mo. +deposit.
PVB, 2BR/2BA, beautifully decorated with
wood floors and tile. $995/mo. 868-6886.
1BR/1BA, GROUND floor, fireplace, W/D,
2 pools, full gym, beach shuttle and ac-
cess. $800/mo. 294-1237.
2BR/ 1BA, w/garage in PVB; $975/mo.;
walk to'bars, restaurants, beach, golf.
Pets OK. 424-7396
PONTE VEDRA Summer House.
2BR/2BA, $950/mo. 1st mo. Free!
PONTE VEDRA, East of A1A, 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
ACROSS FROM Ocean, like new, large
1BR, all amenities including W/D, fitness,
pool. Short-term or long-term. Beautifully
furnished. $1450/mo. 386-5008.
Newly renovated 1/1; partially furnished,
$825/mo. Call Maryanne, (904)537-6161.
2BA fully furnished, ground floor. Pool,
W/D & cable. Long term $1500/mo. First,
last & dep. (904)349-1413, (651)332-
ocean, furnished.. $1100/mo... 887-5005.
PV CONDO 2 BR newly remodeled, 1 car
garage, $950/mo. Top Sell Realty
ATL. BCH. 1-1/2 blk to ocean. 3BR/2BA,
fplc, DR, eat-in kitchen, scrnd. porch,
deck, lawn maint. incl. 450 Garden Ln.
$1675/mo. (904)553-3528

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.
JAX BEACH-; The Palms, gated,
2 BR/ 2 BA new luxury condo. Vaulted
ceilings, washer / dryer, pool & fitness.
Only $995/ mo. (904) 472-4039.

2BA fully furnished, ground floor. Pool,
W/D, cable, & Util. incl. $1900 monthly.
$1200/weekly or $1000/weekly (2 week
min.) plus deposit. (904)349-1413,

nished homes & condos From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.
OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
ly/nonthly, pool, 463-7343.
GREAT BEACHSIDE Studio in Sawgrass
Beach Club. Full kitchen, washer & dryer.
$400/wk or long term negotiable.
(904)280-5170 or (904)616-5274.
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.
OCEANFRONT totally renovated, furnish-
ed, 4BR/ 2BA condo, long or short-term.
Also have Marsh Landing CC home avail-
able. (904)537-4083.

CLEAN, FULLY furnished house, 9 blocks
to beach. No smoking. $550/mo. includes
utilities. More info, 247-0354.
ROOMMATE TO share 2/2, Villas at
Marsh Landing. W/D, fireplace, pool, hot-
tub gated community. $650/mo. Include
utilities/ cable. (904)305-3787.
ROOMMATE- 2BR/2BA condo in Belleza.
$500/mo plus 1/2 util. Call 543-1485.

lessons at all levels also beginner piano.
Nocatee/ Walden Chase area. 280-8062.
ages. English, Reading, Composition &
History. Flexible schedule. References.
Call 704-3941.
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.
IF YOU are Interested In advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified@beachesleader.com
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

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.
working person for P/T floral delivery and
other duties. Good driving record a must.
mediately for Tumbling/ Recreational
Classes at Beaches Gymnastics. Call
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.

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;
e-mail to: jobs@fleetlanding.com EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
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
OFFICE ASSISTANT needed with friend-
ly, professional phone voice and attention
to detail. Computer savvy, knowledge of
ACT, Excel, and Word. Self- starter. Lo-
cated in Ponte Vedra. Call 285-5855.
NURSERY WORKER needed Sunday
8:30am to noon for local church. Call
Debbie at 221-1700 x208 to apply or fax
resume 221-9191.
CAREGIVER NEEDED for elderly. $10/hr.
Must be flexible, must have own car.
Background check req'd. 610-9047.
Please send resume to:
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.

PIPE FITTERS, Ship Fitters, Welders (all
types),lnside/ Outside Machinist, Marine
Electricians, willing to travel, long term,

Full-Time, dayshift, at a premier retirement
community. Must have ability to stand long
periods of time. Flexible schedule. Excel-
lent benefits and great work environment.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-
9447; e-mail to jobs@fleetlanding.com.
EOE/ Drug-free Workplace.

ence & reliable Kennel Assistant for busy
Animal Hospital. Apply within, 28 Corona
Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach.
Answer multi-line phone, computer/ cleri-
cal work. $9-$10/hr.. M-F, F/T. Great of-
fice environment. Near UNF/ FCCJ. Fax
resume (904)928-0266.
Full-time medical assistant to work in the
clinic at a Continuing Care Retirement
Community. Experience required. Excel-
lent benefits. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
faxt to (904)246-9447: website at
www.fleetlanding.com; email to
jobs@fleetlanding.com. EOE/ Drug- Free
Teams Needed/USA and Overseas $119 -
$220K year. Bodyguards $250 $750 a
day 18 or older. (615)885-8960 ext 300
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.
Drivers: ASAP! Sign-On Bonus 35-42 cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent Bene-
fits Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR
ing company. Full time, computer & Quick-
books a plus. Benefits avail. Email resume
to: supercleanservices @yahoo.com
*.* ,
Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
ist. for Medical Spa. Contact 241-2023.
FULL-Time all shifts available at a Premier
Retirement Community. Excellent benefit
package, competitive wages, good work-
ing environment. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to
(904)246-9447; email to: jobs@fleetland-
Ing.com EOE/ Drug-Free Workplace.
Now offering station rentals.
Stylist and Nail techs.
Class A or B drivers to transfer motor
homes, straight trucks, tractors, and bus-
es. Year around work. (800)501-3783.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
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.
ant/ Assistant. Exp. preferred, but not re-
quired. Must be energetic, personable, &
hardworking. Apply in person at 1210 N.
3rd St., Jax Bch.

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LOCAL BEACHES plumbing company
needs exp. journeyman/ service person-
nel. Please call 241-7191.

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.
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.
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.
will train. Must have valid driver's license
& transportation. Start $8/hr up. Only seri-
ous, responsible, hard workers need ap-
ply. Eric, 716-4413.
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:
bs@fleetlanding.com EOE/ Drug-Free
PONTE VEDRA Construction Company
looking for Administrative Assistant to sup-
port office in all admin and bookkeeping
duties. Must be advanced at Word & Excel
(Publishing software experience a plus).
Fax resume to (904)493-4949.

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
LOOKING FOR a smiling face with a great
attitude and professional telephone skills.
Must be able to greet clients and be a
team player. Data entry, filing and running
errands are also part of the job. For busy
Beaches office. Fax resume to 249-0606.

Shop has stations for rent. Licensed re-
quired. 910-9106.
qualified drivers for Central Florida- Local
& National OTR positions. Food grade
tanker, no hazmat, no pumps, great bene-
fits, competitive pay & new equipment.
(866)GO-BYNUM. Need 2 years experi-

Marsh Landing Country Club in Ponte Ve-
dra Beach is currently seeking labor need-
ed for golf course landscaping. Experi-
ence preferred. Must have strong work
ethic. Excellent benefits after 90 days with
opportunity to advance. Apply in person
only at the Marsh Landing Clubhouse
Tuesday Saturday. Call 285-6514 for di-
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.
at the beach. Extremely organized, de-
tailed, self motivated individual needed for
growing industrial contractor. Responsible
or all aspects of purchasing., receipt of
materials and back orders, assets and in-
ventory records. Candidate should have
strong MS Office skills, Quick Books a
lus..Competitive salary, 401k and full
benefits. Email resume plus salary re-
quirements to twirth@moffitthvac.com or.
fax (904)246-8333.
SELVA MARINA Country Club is hiring
Chef, Sous Chef, Cooks & Servers. Apply
in person to: 1600 Selva Marina Dr., At-
lantic Bch. 246-4827.
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.
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.

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.
beach hiring experienced fine dining serv-
er. FT/ benefits/ 401(k). Email:
dining@selvamarina.com or apply in per-
son. DFWP.
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.

be able to work weekends/Sundays.
Please apply at Gene's Seafood, 1249
Penman Rd., between 2-4pm. Drug free
fits/ 401K. Private country club requires
general maintenance, painting, cleaning,
general labor, some security. Background
check required. Email to:
facilities@selvamarina.com or fax
(904)246-9121. DFWP.

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

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

ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersoldl

Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24/7

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 leam 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

LOVING CHILD care in my home. Infants
& preschool, $100/wk. 207-7459.
CERTIFIED IN-HOME Daycare. 5 wks.
and up. Call Becky 249-6391

CAREGIVER (CNA) looking for work.
Flexible, kind with references. 285-8411.


PAINTERS WANTED for custom home SERVERS, Line Cooks, Dishwashers,. IF YOU are interested in advertising under
painting. Transportation & experience re- Fine Dining. JJ's Bistro. Ponte Vedra, this category please call 904-249-9033 or
quired. 635-9249 273-7980. Gate Parkway, 996-7557. email: classified@beachesleader.com

Courtyard by Marriott

has these positions available:


PT Night Auditor

Front Desk

AM Line Cooks PT/FT

Weekend AM Busperson

Weekend Houseman

Apply in person at
Courtyard by Marriot

1617 N. First St.

Jacksonville Beach

Personal Care and Respite Services.
MALE CAREGIVER: Part-Time. Experi-
enced in all areas of care giving. CPR &
First Aid certified. Excellent references.
Beach areas. Hours negotiable. 242-0820
ces. Avail. Mon- Sat. Call Pam 504-3735.

STEEL BUILDINGS for sale! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" Widths vary from 10' to 80'.
Various shapes, heights and lengths.
Manufacturer serving America since 1980.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
RECLINER, LEATHER, navy blue, exc.
condition $500. Elliptical Trainer $350.
Roll-top desk w/chair $300. 536-6435 or
7'6" NEW Surfboard & board sock.
O'Neillfull suit and spring suit All for $600.

LIKE NEWI Custom-made Living Room
furniture, 60" Toshiba TV. Call 247-8559
for appointment.
FORD RILEY- Prints (2) matted & framed.
$200 each. Marsh scene & yellow birds
w/blue flowers. 246-4104.
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
Tablets, Guaranteed to kill roaches since
1922. Over 100 tablets treats entire home,
less than $5. Sold at Publix, Ace Hard-
ware Stores, (800)637-0317.
MATCHING CHERRY mahogany BR set,
mint condition, king size bed, large dress-
er w/ 2 Queen Anne mirrors, 2 nite stands.
Call 363-1698 before 7pm.

April 5th and 6th, Saturday, 9am-5pm,
Sunday, 9am-4pm at the Morocco Shnne,
3800 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville.
North Florida Arms Collectors. Info:
old, used once. $400 OBO. 246-4104.
FOUR BEAUTIFUL oak dining room
chairs. Natural color. $100. 249-5299.

WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cashl Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.
Estate Jewelry and scrap gold

ATLANTIC & HODGES, 100+ homes, The
Woods Community Yard Sale. Furniture,
books, toys, computers, clothing, tools,
housewares, fishing stuff, etc., Sat., 8am-

FRIDAY & Saturday, 8-3pm, 3962 Eunice
MULTIPLE FAMILIES, much too much
stuff to name 16th Ave. & 5th St. So., Sat,

HUGE 3-FAMILY Sale, tons of baby
items, clothes ( adult & children), house-
hold, bedding & misc. Saturday, 8am-?,
24 Dolphin Cove.

COMMUNITY YARD Sale, Covington
Creek, San Pablo Rd. Saturday,
April 5th, 8am-12pm
OSPREY POINTE Community Yard Sale,
San Pablo Rd., Sat., 4/5, 9am-1pm.; rain
date, 4/12.
MULTI-FAMILY SALE! 14393 Pelican Bay
Ct. Beach/ San Pablo. Sat., 7am-3pm.
April 4th.
Garage Sale, Saturday, April 5th, 8am-
2pm. Off Beach Blvd., near FCCJ Cam-

OOH LA La Laurette! 415 3rd St. S. MARSH SOUND'S
Big Salel Quality furniture at low prices. Community Yard Sale (near Atlantic Blvd.,
537-0503. on San Pablo Rd., Saturday, April 5,
RAINl a0 hinnl Inila DPnrhl I(\ tnra n 8am-12pm.

Units to be emptied. Thur., Fri., & Sat!
8am-? Something different each day. Fea-
turing (3) nice sets of bar stools! 629 4th
Ave. South.

MOVING- EVERYTHING must gol Furn.,
kitchen & dining, glassware, pots & pans,
tools, too much to list. Fri. & Sat., 7am-
3pm, 2197 Fairway Villas Ln. (off Mayport

TONY PRAT One Day Only Salel Satur-
day, 8am-?, 310 Pine St. Musical Instru-
ments, CD's, books, like new clothes, fur-
niture, collectibles, Art. 347-731-9655.
Seminole to Seaspray to Pine -See yal
SATURDAY, 8:30-?, 275 4th St., (corner
4th St. & Eastcoast). Everything must go.

APRIL 12TH & 13TH, 8am-6pm
JAX BEACH 904-294-0951
1985 PROCRAFT 1650V, has engine, lo-
cated Jax. $4,500 OBO. Call for details.

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

2004 TOYOTA Sequoia, sunroof, loaded,
exc. condition. 52K miles. $21,000.
2004 F-250 King Ranch, white/ tan out-
standing cond. $27,995. (904)347-1239 or

1993 FORD Escort Wagon, $800 or best
offer. 349-0529.
CORVETTE- '87 Callaway $27,000.
2000 BUICK Century gold, new tires,
struts & brakes, only 50,000 miles, clean
body, $5500. Call 704-0989 or 635-1679.
1996 CAMARO RS P/W, keyless entry
factory alarm, cruise, A/C Flowmasters
V6, $3500. John 904-234-8771 look online

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5253 some local areas require area code!
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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.

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.

FLOORING REPAIRS, restretches, instal-
lations. Call Jimmy, 482-2458, 343-3631.

SQUEAKY CLEAN, experienced, li-
censed, insured & bonded cleaning serv-
ice. New customers $20 off first cleaning.
Free estimates. 307-0321.
JUST ME Cleaning, one cleaner, one
great job. Connie 333-0058.
CARTER CLEAN, Homes and Small
Offices. Call (904)400-1245.
with new., anti-allefggn faltic' iLe
223-0591. 1 .... : ,..-
experience. Licensed, insured, & bonded.
Move outs welcome. Satisfaction guaran-
teed. Call 446-6111, free estimate. Now
excepting new clients.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available
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.
BEACHES CLEANING. Residential, Com-
mercial; Move-in/ Move-out and Construc-
tion Cleaning. Weekly, Bi-weekly or
Monthly services provided. Call for free
estimate. 382-9927.
CLEAN-N-GO CLEANING you can count
onI Call Melissa 476-3424.
Specializing in residential and commercial
services, 7 days a week. (904)910-4039.

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

WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
241-7276, 838-9599.
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this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @ beachesleader.com

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WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.
mates, local, reasonable prices. We do It
right the first time. No contracts required.
Residential & Commercial Licensed/ In-
sured. Call Ray, 607-0853.
CHEAP MOE'SI Complete lawn service.
Most yards only $25. (904)422-0593.

lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.

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

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.

Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.
Painting, pressure washing, home repairs.
21 yrs. at The Beaches. Jeff 881-4223.

INTERIOR, Exterior, Quality & Profession-
alism. Great Rates. Free Estimates
(904)343-9057, (904)642-4335 anytime.
free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
LICENSED PAINT Contractor will paint
average size room $95. Insured.
(904)613-1271, (904)305-1919.
WORK. Free estimates. Call Mike Wil-
liams, 285-2651.

Interior/ Exterior Painting. Rotten wood
replacement. Pressure Washing. Rooms
starting at $75. Honest, Dependable. Free
estimates. Licensed/ Insured. 638-8483..
STEVEN'S HOME Improvements. Int./
ext. painting, faux finishes, wood replace-
ment, pressure washing & more. Lic..&
ins. We guarantee our work! (904)247-
6441 or 537-4469

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

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

POOL CLEANING- quality service, rea-
sonable rates. David's Pool Service,

COUNTERTOPS- SOLID Surface refinish-
ing. Granite repair. Residential and com-
mercial. Kitchens and baths. Cell
(904)229-4627. Office (904)424-4090.

Home & office repair and maintenance.
Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows, rotted wood,
termite damage, roof leaks, drywall,
decks, etc. Honest, top quality work-
WOOD REPAIRS. Termite & Rotten
wood, siding, stucco repairs. Custom
painting. Licensed General Contractor.
Painting, pressure washing, wood floors,
carpentry, tile work, drywall. 241-7023.
Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.

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

PALM TREE TRIMMING. Free estimates.
Call (904)710-1030.

Quality work at reasonable rates. Stump
grinding. Since 1986.

TILE & Bathtub Repair & Restoration.
Call 314-9777.


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MOW, EDGE, prune, weed, trim, average
yard $25, free estimates. Call 334-1931.

Apply in person to:
607 Ponte Vedra Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

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Beach. Play was
competitive in sev-
eral men's and
women's divisions.
ABOVE: Melissa
Moore returns a
serve in Women's
Open competition.
RIGHT: Chris
Morrissey sets the
ball for his team-
mate in Men's
Open pool play.
BELOW: Claire
Yonutas sets the
ball near the net in
the Women's Open
BOTTOM: Yonutas'
teammate, Brittany
O'Neilt;dives for a
dig off a serve.

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The City of Jacksonville Beach has received an ap-
plication (PC #07-08) to rezone the property shown
below (7 S. 3rd Street), from Redevelopment Dis-
trict: RD to Redevelopment District RD. The ap-
plicant proposes to replace approved plans for a
72,000 s.f. office and commercial center with the
construction of a hotel or motel use exceeding
50,000 s.f. including eating and drinking place,
retail, meeting, and office space as permitted uses,
and with the structure not to exceed 35' in height.

Beach Blvd

Public hearings on the proposed RD amendment
are scheduled as follows:

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

The public hearings will be held on the dates and
times listed in the City Council Chambers, located
at 11 North 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach.
Florida. A copy of the application and other docu-
ments are available for public inspection at the
offices of the planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach,
Florida, during normal business hours.
If a person decides to appeal any decision by the Planning Commission
with respect to any matter considered at any meeting, such person may
need a record of the proceedings, and, for such purpose, such person may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.
The public is encouraged to speak on issues on this Agenda that concern
them. Anyone who wishes to speak should submit the request to the
recording secretary prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and Section
26.26, Florida Sitatues, persons wial disabilities needing special
accommodation to participate in this meeting should contact the Planning
and Development Department no later than 5:00p.m. on the day preceding
the meeting.




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