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Weekend Edition January 4, 2008



Vol. 45, No. 57 Serving the communities of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Mayport and Ponte Vedra Beach since 1963

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You know it's cold when
water in the fountain along
State Road A1A at The
Fountains condominium in
Ponte Vedra Beach (above)
freezes, as it did
Wednesday night or
Thursday morning.,
See weather forecast on
page A-5.

Great ideas for family fun
can be found in Get Out
on page B-1 Showtimes,
Theater events, Pet Tales,
Club Scene eveneets and
more can also be located
in the Weekend section.

See Aspen, this weeks
Pet Tale feature. Also, find
information on how to sub-
mit your pet to the Leader
Pet Tale section. See B-9.

men- -.
dous" Arbor Day
Celebration & Tree
Give-Away will be
held Saturday,
January 19 at 10
a.m. at Latham Plaza
parking lot. The give-
away will be spon-
sored by the City of
Jacksonville Beach.
One tree will be
given per person.
The trees being
given aWay are
Crape Myrtles and
Laurel Oaks.

BUNDLED UP FORTHE COLD: Logan Smedley, 4, warms up with a hot beverage beside Louise, 89. Both ladies participated in
the Polar Plunge, sponsored by Wavemasters on New Year's Day in Jacksonville Beach. Plungers braved the cool ocean water
and submerged completely.

Frigid forecasts mean shelter doors will open

Neighbors of Cold Night Shelters

also volunteerto cookandserve
and se

With the Beaches experiencing tempera-
tures below 40 degrees with significant
wind chill this past week, local churches
participating in the Cold Night Shelter
Ministry provided a warm place to sleep
for homeless people.
"The six churches and their hundreds of
volunteers that house and staff the Cold
Night Shelters are a true indication of the
compassion and caring of the people in the
SBeaches community," said Jan Flager.
Flager is the Director of
Mission House in Jacksonville Beach. The
agency that provides homeless
people at the beach.
"Mission House is blessed by this needed
service given during the coldest time of
year. Cold Night Shelter protects our
clients from the elements and contributes a
great deal. to their overall health and well-
The homeless men and women in this
community are truly grateful for the
Warmth of shelter and the grace and
warmth of heart and spirit shown to them
by the volunteers, he said.
This past week, the Cold Night Shelter
was scheduled to be open for three nights
at three of the six participating churches.
In December the ministry was also open
for four nights.
The shelters usually serve between 40
and 50 homeless adults each night they are
open. Mission House refers families with
children to agencies such as the I.M.
Sulzbacher Center in Jacksonville which
have facilities for families, said Flager.
First Christian Church of the Beaches
hosted the ministry on Tuesday night, fol-
lowed by St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal
Church on Wednesday night, and Palms
Presbyterian Church was scheduled for
Thursday night.
The other participating churches are St.
Paul's Catholic Church, Community
Presbyterian Church, and Jacksonville
Beach Church of Christ. Each of these
churches hosted the ministry in December,
said Flager.
On Tuesday at First Christian Church
there were 46 guests at the Cold Night
Shelter, said Bob Meador who coordi-
nates the ministry at First Christian.
The Cold Night Shelters open at 7 p.m.
Guests can stay until about 6 a.m with
some leaving earlier to begin their work-
Hot meals are a part of the ministry. The
churches serve a dinner of soup, chili, or
other hot dishes to the guests. They also
serve snacks, breakfast in the morning, and
provide a bag lunch.
"The guests are always appreciative and
the meals are important and always wel-

Ava Wainright, left, and Doris McGlynn prepare a tray of cookies to be served to the
guests at the Cold Night Shelter at St. Paul's by the Sea Wednesday night. '

come," said Meador.
First Christian Church includes food for
the Cold Night Shelter in the church
budget. Members of the church and also
people who live near the church who are
riot members also donate food for the min-
istry, he said.
St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church
hosted the shelter on Wednesday night
with 58 guests, said Norm Thompson,
who is coordinating the Cold Night Shelter
for the church for the third year.
St. Paul's by the Sea was involved with
starting the ministry here at the Beach, he
There are dozens of people from each
church who volunteer in the ministry.
The volunteers organize and maintain the
supplies needed to operate the shelters.
They work in shifts when the shelters are
open and prepare and serve food to the
"They get a lot of satisfaction from pro-

viding this type of service," said
Palms Presbyterian was scheduled to host
the Shelter on Thursday, said Craig Sharkey
who coordinates the ministry for the
"The Cold Night Shelter is part of our
outreach program," he said.
Palms has been part of the ministry for
several years. The church is resuming host-
ing the shelter after the completion of a
construction project on the church cam-
pus, said Sharkey.
For those who need the service, Palms
pays for taxis to bring guests to the church.
Palms, First Christian Churth of ftlie
Beaches and Community Presbyterian ',
Church are located the farthest from
Mission House, said Flager.
Both First Christian and Community
Presbyterian also provide transportation
services to their churches for the Cold
Night Shelter, he said.

New hire at

JSO means

more info

for Beaches

police depts

Sharing information
between Duval County police
departments has become more
feasible now that a crime ana-
lyst has been assigned to the
Beaches, according to public
safety officials.
The Beaches police depart-
ments were recently assigned a
crime analyst who works for
the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office,
but will come to the Beaches
on a weekly basis to facilitate
multi-jurisdictional informa-
tion sharing, according to
Atlantic Beach Police Chief
David Thompson.
"It provides a lot of opportu-
nities for us," he said of the
position, funded by a grant.
The analyst will be responsi-
ble for studying crime patterns
and trends and working on
projects, according to

See JSO, A-3 >

Teen driving tips
available to all
A family educational program
designed to help teens stay safe
will begin Thursday at Fletcher
High School..
The Keeping Our Kids Safe
Series kicks off at 7 p.m. with an
evening presentation bn safe
driving for teens presented by
William Miller of Allstate
Insurance in Atlantic Beach.
For informationcontact Karen
Arlington at 247-0399 or kar-
A pizza dinner will be avail-
able from 6 to 7 p.m. for $3 per
person. Reservations must be
made by contacting Cindy
Henehan at 241-0000.

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The various Beaches veter-
ans organizations have band-
ed together to form the
Beaches Veterans
Organization to support com-
munity events.
Under the umbrella of the
new organization, a series of
family cookouts will benefit
the USO's "No Dough
The veterans groups include
Fleet Reserve Association
[FRA] Branch 290, Atlantic
Beach; American Legion Post
316, also Atlantic Beach;
American Legion Post 129,
Jacksonville Beach; and
Veterans of Foreign Wars
[VFW] Post 3270, also
Jacksonville Beach.
The first cookout will be
held Jan. 20 at FRA 290's
Branch Home, 390 Mayport
Road. The cookout, which is
open to the public, starts at 1
p.m. Ribs and all the fixings
will be offered for an $8 dona-
tion. Takeout orders are wel-
Subsequent cookouts will
be hosted by American Legion
Post 129 Feb. 24, VFW Post
3270 March 30 and American
Legion Post 316 April 27.
For information on the
cookouts or the Beaches
Veterans Organization, call
Bruce Drinkwater at 246-





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January 4, 2008

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Library and Ponte Vedra
Beach branch library.


Friday, Jan. 4
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
The January Brown Bag Lunc
Lecture on "Right Whales" b
Frank Gromling begins at 1
p.m. in the GTM Researc
Reserve Environment;
Education Center's auditor
um. Gromling's boo]
"Frank's Whales," is availab]
for purchase in the Friends
the Reserve Nature Store
Bring lunches and question
There is no cost to attend th
lecture. Call 904-823-4500 f(

First Friday Art Walk: S
Augustine's First Friday A
Walk runs from 5-9 p.m. Jai
4. The latest exhibits
than 20 participating art ga
leries will be on display, con
plemented by music, ente
tainment and refreshment
Tours begin at Rembrandi
Fine Gifts for Fun People, 13
King St. St. AugUstir
Sightseeing Trains and 01
Town Trolleys offer compl
mentary shuttle service tha
runs on a continuous loo
every 30 minutes. For info
mation, call 904-829-0065
visit www.staugustinega

Saturday, Jan. 5
Kayak Tours: The GT]
Research Reserve offers fo\
kayak tours to start the Ne
Year. Tours take place from 1
a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 5, 9, 10 an
14. Cost of each tour is $4.
The tours are appropriate f,
age 12 and up. Reservation
must be made in advanc
Call the Ripple Effect Ecotou
at 904-347-1565 to secure
place. For information, go 1

Monday, Jan. 7
Art @ 3: The January Art
3 program at the Cultur
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
a lecture by Alexand:
VonHawk that begins at
p.m. The title of the lecture
"What to do Before You Call
Conservator." VonHawk is
conservator, a scientificall
trained art expei
Information about her can I
found at www.vonhawk.cor
For information on the le
ture, call the Cultural Cent
at 280-0614.

Storm Path Photograph
The photography of Robe
Storm-Burks will be on displ
at the Guana Tolomal
Matanzas National Estuarir
Research Reserve from Jan.
through March 31. An ecol
gist and marine biologis
Burks has photographed ma
ical moments, moods an
behaviors of creatures in mo
than 28 countries around tl
world. A "Meet the Artis
reception will be held from
8 p.m. Jan. 25 at tl
Environmental Educatic
Center. Reservations a
required. Call 904 823-45(

for information

or to make a

y Tuesday, Jan. 8
2 D.A.R.: The Ponte Vedra
h Chapter of the Daughters of
al the American Revolution
i- meets at 10:45 a.m. at Marsh
k, Landing Country Club, 25655
le Marsh Landing Parkway. Rick
of Edwards will talk about
e. Northeast Florida Sea Shells.
"e Jacksonville Beaches
or Woman's Club: The
Jacksonville Beaches Woman's
Club meets at 10 a.m. in the
t. small meeting room at Selva
rt Marina Country Club. There
n. will be a social half hour to
re start. Lunch is served at 12
1- p.m., with a cost of $16. The
n- program will be on
r- International Affairs.
s. Reservations are necessary.
tz Call Betty at 223-5218.
'e Man to Man: Man to Man,
.d the prostate cancer support
i- group, meets every other
at month at 6 p.m. on Tuesday
)p dates, Jan. 8, March 4, May 6,
r- July 1, Sept. 2 and Nov. 4, at
r Baptist Medical Center
1- Beaches, in the Medical Staff
Conference Room of the East
Pavilion. Dr. Morris Dees is
the facilitator. For informa-
M tion, call 249-0022. Man to
ur Man, sponsored by the
w American Cancer Society, is a
0 program for people dealing
id with or interested in learning
5. about prostate cancer while
or providing a forum for prostate
ns cancer survivors to offer sup-
e. port and encouragement to
rs those who have been newly
a diagnosed.
Co Parenting Enrichment
Series: Beaches Exceptional
Education for Parents [BEEP]
presents "Yes! Post-Secondary
@ Education Can Be Your
al Future" from 7-8:45 p.m. in
is the Fletcher High School
ra Media Center. The session,
3 which is free of charge, will
is include a discussion about
a programs at FCCJ and UNF
a that serve students with dis-
y abilities. Speakers will be
. Denise Giarrusso, FCCJ's
be director of services for
. Students with Disabilities, and
c Kristine Webb, director of
er UNF's Disability Resource
Center. Teachers will receive
professional development
9: tdelit:rChhildt'tPl i ritot vail-
rt able. For information, call the
ay Beaches Resource Center at
to 270-8200.
7 Wednesday, Jan. 9
o- Beaches Watch: Beaches
t, Watch will meet at 7 p.m. in
g. the Administrator's
id Conference Room at Fletcher
re High School, 700 Seagate
he Ave., Neptune Beach. The
t" meeting is open to the public.
6- For information, call 513-
ie' 9242 or visit www.beach-
00 Myleoma Support Group:

NB to hold initial review

on higher water rates

A public hearing to dis-
cuss a possible increase in
water and sewer rates will
be held at a Neptune Beach
City Council meeting
A consulting firm, Burton
and Associates, will give a
presentation to the
Council, which will then
determine if it wants to

increase rates, according to
City Manager Jim Jarboe.
No exact rate changes
have been proposed.
The proposed rate
increase is a result of feder-
al mandates to upgrade the
city's sewer and stormwater
systems, Jarboe said.
The meeting begins at 6
p.m. at City Hall, 116 First

The recently established sup-
port group for patients with
Multiple Myeloma meets from
6-8:30 p.m. at the Courtyard
Marriott at Mayo Clinic.
Representatives from the
International Myeloma
Foundation [IMF] will report
on the December meeting of
the American Society of
Hematology in Atlanta. IMF
representatives also will dis-
cuss the support services and
resources offered thru IMF
and its efforts to find a cure
through "Bank on a Cure."
Patients and caregivers will be
able to share experiences.
Those wishing to attend can
contact Anne or Jack Pacowta
at 285-4921 or at Walk-
ins are welcome.

Newcomers of Beaches:
Newcomers of the Beaches, an
organization for women who
are new to the area, will holds
its first monthly luncheon of
the New Yea at 11 a.m. at the
Casa Marina Hotel, 691 1st St.
N., Jacksonville Beach. Dr.
Gerald Fletcher of Mayo
Clinic will talk about
Women's Health and
Nutrition. The cost of lunch is
$20, payable by Jan. 2 to
Newcomers of the Beaches,
P.O. Box 2421, Ponte Vedra
Beach, FL 32004. Call Bonnie
Lynch at 821-9002 for infor-
mation or to join.

Ribault Garden Club: Start
the New Year off by learning
"Arranging Techniques" at the
Ribault Garden Club's "Fun
with Flowers," which begins at
10 a.m. The demonstration
and hands-on workshop will
be led by Pat Lopez of the
Turner Ace Floral Shop.
Reservations are a must and
can be made by calling 273-
8053. Cost is $15, and atten-
dees are asked to bring clip-
pers. The Ribault Garden Club
is at 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary: The
Ladies Auxiliary of Greater
Beaches Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 3270 meets at 7
p.m. at 915 8th Ave. S.,
Jacksonville Beach. Members
are encouraged to bring a
guest. For information, call

'.Thursday, Jan. 10i
Beaches Kiwanis: The
Kiwanis Club of Jacksonville
Beaches meets at 12 p.m. at
Selva Marina Country Club.
The speaker will be Capt. Greg
Streeter, who will talk about
the Utah Beach Normandy
Landing. The cost to non-
members is $15. For informa-
tion, call club president Neil
Powell at 343-3571 or visit

Friday, Jan. 11
Talent Explosion: Talent
Explosion, presented by the
Oceanside Rotary Club, takes

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Wilson Center for the Arts at 8
p.m. The 10 finalists were
selected in on-line voting by
viewers who watched a 2-5
minute video of their talent,
then paid $1 for each vote.
The money went to Oceanside
Rotary Charities, Inc. The

winner of the on-stage com-
petition, chosen by a panel of
judges who will award points
based on their assessment of
each finalist's performance,
will receive $2,500. The run-
ner-up will get $1,500, while
the third-place finisher will
receive $1,000.

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Follow road to PV High

The road to Ponte Vedra High School, which is
expected to open in August, has been a long and
winding one, involving developers, school offi-
cials, parents, community members and the state
of Florida, among others. Below are highlights of
the journey to the door of the school, being built
just east of Davis Park about one mile west of the
Intracoastal Waterway.
photo from Nease High School yearbook
Officers of the 1984 Nease High senior class -
the first graduating class at the school, which
opened in 1981 pose at Nease High School in
1984. With them are senior class sponsors
Phyllis Crotty (left) and Nancy Gormley.

Aug, 1981: Nease High School opens just east of
U,S, I off County Road 210, becoming the high
school for telen throughout north St. Johns
County, Unil then, most Palm Valley and Ponte
Vedra Beach teens attended Fletcher High in
Neptune Beach,
Aug. 2000: Bartram Trail High School opens in
Northwest St, Johns County, relieving Nease's pop-
ulation, which had reached 2,395.
Sept. 2000: St. Johns County schools
Superintendent Hugh Balboni expresses concern
that the Nocatee planned development will over-
crowd Ponte Vedra schools.

Jan, 2001: Nocatee developer tells School Board
the desred site is out of the question.

Aug. 2002: First meetings of committee tasked
by the School Board with finding a high school
site east of the Intracoastal Waterway.


Jan.-2004: Schools Superintendent Joseph
Joyner tells meeting of Ponte Vedra Beach PTOs,
"We want to see schools where the children are..
. .We are committed to a high school in Ponte

Dec. 2005: The Nocatee developer offers to
donate a site east of Davis Park, the same site the
School District pushed for five years earlier.


April 2006: School Board accepts site east of
Davis Park for a high school for Ponte Vedra teens.

April 2007: Ground formally broken for school.
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Nov. 13, 2007: School
Board names the school
"Ponte Vedra High

= 1980

- 2000

Oct. 2000: School
Board position paper asks i
for high school site on Judy Ham
east side of Nocatee.
Schools Superintendent Hugh Balboni, School
Board member Judy Ham and parents push for
the site.


Feb. 2001: St. Johns County Commission
OKs Nocatee without requiring specific school
sites. The vote is 3-2, with Mary Kohnke, Marc
Jacalone and Jim Bryant voting yes.

-- 2003
Jan. 2003: Site selection committee reaffirms
it will look only east of Intracoastal, despite
pleas from many residents to look west of the
waterway. The issue is divisive in the communi-

Jan 2005: After the committee narrows its
choices to a site in the Guana preserve and a 30-
acre parcel behind Talbots on State Road A1A,
the School District negotiates to buy the Talbots
site for a high school, over objections from
nearby residents.
March 2006: After Herb Peyton agrees to
swap 50 acres of his land surrounded by the
Guana for 50 acres of the Guana for a high
school site, a parent group gives up its fight for
the swap, which gets no support from the state.


Si" !. v; ',;'July ?Z007: Craig Speziale begins: as principal
of High School "CCC."

The Sharks are selected in
November for the Ponte Vedra
High School mascot.

photo by GRAY ROHRER
Ponte Vedra High
School, right, shown in
a photo from Monday, is
being built just east of
Davis Park. The new
school entrance, above,
under construction.

Better exchange of info expected by local cops
- JSO, from A-1

Jamie Roush, a public safety
analyst with JSO.
"The whole idea is to do a
multi-jurisdictional approach to
looking at trends and patterns,"
she said.
In addition to studying crime
patterns throughout the
Beaches and Jacksonville, the
analyst will work on projects by
applying the information he has
Roush said that JSO has
worked on previous projects to
address mental heath related
issues and homelessness, for
The analyst is working to link
all of the departments' systems
together so that all of them can
share information. Specific data
can then be manipulated and
analyzed, according to

For example, the computer
system will allow a user to put in
a certain time frame and will
output all crimes that occurred.
Data can be manipulated to
reflect specific areas, times or
even a specific crime,
Thompson said.
However, no data is available
yet because the analyst is still in
training and becoming familiar
with the areas. Once all of the
software systems are linked -
which is a lengthy process sta-
tistical data will be available for
analysis, according to Roush.
The departments have been
working on this project for
about a year, Thompson said.
"Right now, it's actually com-
ing together," Thompson said.
The Beaches departments will

have better access to each
other's data as well as
Jacksonville's, Thompson said.
For example, Atlantic Beach
officers will be able to access
reports for crimes that have
occurred in Mayport which is
partly in Jacksonville's and
Atlantic Beach's jurisdiction.
"It's an open exchange of
information to better allow us to
observe crimes in the Beaches
area," said Jacksonville Beach
Cmdr. Patrick Dooley.
Neptune Beach Police Chief
David Sembach said that
although there is not a lot of
crime in the city, the analyst can
assist the department with
crimes in neighboring cities to
determine if offenders are
"spilling over into Neptune
Beach," he said.

Beaches Watch to review NB, JB growth plans

A community watch group will meet next
week to discuss state-mandated growth manage-
ment reports that both Neptune Beach and
Jacksonville Beach must complete this year.
Fred Jones, a planner with Prosser-Hallock will
be the guest speaker at a Beaches Watch meet-
ing Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. at Fletcher High School,
according to Beaches Watch President Sandy
Jones will explain the process for developing
the Evaluation and Appraisal Report (EAR) a
report that local governments have to prepare
every seven years as mandated by the state.
"The report evaluates how successful a com-
munity has been in addressing major communi-

ty land use planning issues through implemen-
tation of its comprehensive plan," according to
the state Department of Community Affairs
Web site.
The report gives guidelines on how the city's
comprehensive plan should be revised to "better
address community objectives, changing condi-
tions and trends affecting the community and
changes in state requirements."
"Because public input is an important part of
the development of the new EAR, it is very
important that we all understand the report and
the development process," Golding said.
Beaches Watch meetings are typically sched-
uled for the first Wednesday of the month, but
the meeting was postponed by the holidays.

Information will also be
linked to a map so the user can
see an exact location a crime
occurred, he said.
Thompson said that one of
his goals is to eventually link
the information to the city's
Web site, so that anyone can log
on and view what crimes have
occurred and where on approxi-
mately a quarterly basis. The
data will be mapped by address-
All departments will also have
access to accident and traffic
reports, Thompson said.
The analyst will be available
to the Beaches to answer ques-
tions and analyze data on a reg-
ular basis in addition to making
a weekly trip to the Beaches
departments, Thompson said.
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Several ballot issues

may change PV in '08

The year 2008 will have
particular meaning for many
Ponte Vedra Beach young-
sters and their parents as the
community's first high
school is set to open in
That and other phenomena
may change things for some
time in the Ponte Vedra area
and elsewhere, with a crucial
tax vote coming later this
month and a presidential
election in the fall.
Registration for Ponte
Vedra High School will begin
in March, but construction
on the school, which is being
built about one mile west of
the Palm Valley bridge off the
Nocatee Parkway, isn't due to
be completed until July 1.
The following month the
school is scheduled to open
to students in grades nine, 10
and 11. Nease High rising
seniors zoned for the school
will finish out their last year
at Nease.
The election season will
kick off Jan. 29 with a
statewide referendum on
property tax reform which, if
passed by 60 percent of vot-
ers, could cost St. Johns
County an estimated $10.5
million per year. County offi-
cials have stated that if the
measure is passed, it could
affect some county services.
The presidential preference
primary will be on the same
ballot of Republicans and
Democrats, who will choose a
candidate from their party's
slate. It is still unclear, how-
ever, how many Florida dele-
gates each party will count
during their national conven-
Both the Democratic
National Committee (DNC)
and the Republican National
Committee (RNC) punished
their Florida wings for sched-
uling a primary before Feb. 5,
with the DNC stripping
Florida of all of its delegates,
and the RNC taking away half
of the delegates. The nomi-
nees of both parties, however,
could decide to reinstate the
delegates before the conven-
Ponte Vedra residents will
also help choose many local

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officials this year, including
three county commissioners.
Commissioner Cyndi
Stevenson will attempt to
keep her seat against oppo-
nent Al Abbatiello, a former
aide of Commissioner Tom
Manuel, for the Republican
ticket in District 1 during the
primary scheduled Aug. 26.
Commissioner Ben Rich will
face off against Randy
Brunson and Mark Miner in
the August primary for the
Republican nomination for
the District 3 seat. Ken Bryan,
who ran
as a Democrat in 2006 for
county commissioner, will
vie for the Republican ticket
in District 5 with incumbent
Jim Bryant. Although Bryant
has not officially registered to
run, during an interview last
week he stated he intends to
do so later this month.
The local political land-
scape could change before
August, however, as there is
still plenty of time for other
candidates to get in the races.
Four out of the seven
trustees for the Ponte Vedra
Municipal Service District
will also be up for election in
2008, although they general-
ly run unopposed. Chairman
Rob Becker, along with
trustees Bob Reesh and Gary
Jurenovich, will be up for re-
election. The seat recently
vacated by William Donovan
will also be on the slate, and
it is still unclear whether or
not Gov. Charlie Crist will
appoint a replacement before
the November general elec-
Despite the excitement of a
new high school and an
important election year, the
Players Championship, golf
tournament will, as usual, be
a highlight of 2008 in Ponte
Vedra. The world's best play-
ers, national sports media,
and throngs of golf fans will
converge on Ponte Vedra May
5 through 11 for golf's "fifth
major," the second year the
tournament will be held in
Phil Mickleson will look to
defend his title on the Players
Stadium Course.
No matter how you look at
it, 2008 will be far from sub-
par in Ponte Vedra Beach.
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A presentation on pedestrian safety will be given by
the Florida Department of Transportation at a
Neptune Beach City Council meeting Monday.
The meeting will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at City
Hall, 116 First Street.
The council requested the presentation due to con-
cerns about pedestrian safety at the Beaches, accord-
ing to officials.
Some residents have previously expressed concerns
about people safely crossing Third Street and Atlantic
Boulevard, and the timing of lights at intersections.
Neptune Beach is the first Beaches municipality to
ask for the state DOT presentation and, based on com-
ments from citizens elsewhere at the Beaches, will not
be the last.
Pedestrian safety continues to be a growing con-
Neptune Beach is taking the first step to improving
pedestrian safety Monday. It will not the end of the
effort required to on area roads.
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Carefully packed in a
textile box in the col-
lection storage room
of the Beaches Museum &
History Center lies a yellow
Red Cross kit which includes
a satchel, hat, collar, arm-
band and pin. The yellow
uniform was safe and happy,
lying quietly in its storage
box. I discovered it while
looking for items to put
together for my very first
exhibit as the new
Collections Manager. I
decided to use this artifact as
part of our current World
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exhibit, bv't-iineeded tort
know more about its' histo-
The item intrigued me
because of its' unusual color;
the "normal" colors being
blue-or -gray. After doing
some research on the inter-
net, the only yellow Red
Cross uniform I could find
was the international Red
Cross Spanish uniform.
The mystery intensified!
How did.a'yellow Spanish
uniform get to our museum?
I called our local chapter of


the Red Cross and spoke
with Christian.
She came to the museum
and took some pictures to
help in her research. She
did tell me that this was not
a Spanish uniform.
In the meantime, I decid-
ed to try and track down its
The yellow uniform was
accessioned by the
Historical Society in 1991;
belongingfirst to Mrs. Harry
B. Douglas also known as

This is the uniform on display at the museum.

Frances. Unfortunately,
Mrs. Douglas died in 1996 at
the age of 98, but I did speak
with her son, the Reverend
Harry Douglas.
Mr. Douglas told me that
his mother served in the Red
Cross from 1942 to 1946 in
the Beaches area. She was
not a nurse as I had thought
she might be, but was a hos-
pitality aide or what was
known as a "Gray Lady".
Frances had been a teacher
prior to becoming a Gray
Lady and had an extensive
background in nutrition.
Her .favorite colo{ ,wa ,yeel-;.,:
The Gray Lady service
began in 1918 at the Walter
Reed Army Hospital in
Washington D.C.
The women volunteers
would act as hospitality
hostesses to sick injured and
disabled soldiers. The ladies
would read, write letters or
do errands for soldiers and
their families. Some worked
in the Red Cross Blood
Centers. During the 1930s,
volunteers led nutritional
instruction programs in the
schools, which was the fore-
runner of the School Lunch
I called Christian back and
told her what I had discov-
ered. She said that
explained the color as the
Gray Ladies would some-
times make their own uni-
forms during the war. So,
our mystery has been
solved. The yellow uni-
form's story isn't a secret
any longer.
It was worn by a lady
named Frances, who was
once a teacher and loved the
color yellow.
You can see the yellow Red
Cross uniform as part of the
duo of exhibitions now on
display "Florida in World
War II" and "These Nine" -
when you visit the Beaches
Museum & History Center
before January 12.
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Teacher finds adults

wary of technology

With eight years of teaching
adults computer skills, Ponte
Vedra elementary school
teacher Karen Sinclair knows
that not everyone adjusts to
technology as readily as her 10-
year-old students.
Sinclair is a fifth grade
teacher at Rawlings Elementary
School and is an adjunct col-
lege instructor for St. Johns
River Community College.
This spring Sinclair will
begin her ninth year teaching
Ponte Vedra residents how to
integrate technology into their
lives with leisure courses given
at the community college's
classrooms in Ponte Vedra
The majority of Sinclair's stu-
dents are considered nontradi-
tional that is, over the age of
23 and many have only a
minimal exposure to technolo-
Sinclair said one of the
biggest obstacles students must
overcome is their fear of the
"Most beginners think they
can lose information or do
something wrong," she said. "I
love seeing their eyes light up
knowing they can touch the
keyboard and it won't
Internet safety is another
issue of concern to her adult
"Many people are afraid of
winding up on the wrong web
site," Sinclair said, noting that
her introductory courses cover
Internet safety and etiquette.
"I cover getting on the
Internet and how to choose a
browser. I also teach students
how to set up free e-mail

accounts on Yahoo," she said.
Sinclair said she gets a vari-
ety of students in her classes -
retirees, married couples and
parents of her students at
Ponte Vedra-Palm
Valley/Rawlings Elementary.
Most of them have the same
goal, she said: To communicate
through the Internet, send pic-
tures and attachments and
basically keep in touch with
family and friends.
Although Sinclair's initial
reason for teaching part time
was mostly economic, she said
she has since developed a pas-
sion for helping her students.
"There's a lot of satisfaction
in knowing I've helped my stu-
dents incorporate such a valu-
able addition into their daily
routines and have improved
their quality of communicat-
ing," she said.
Another instructor begin-
ning his ninth year at St. Johns
River Community College's
Ponte Vedra Center brings a
lifetime of Latin experiences to
enhance his teaching methods.
Instructor James Swanson,
Ph.D., shares his knowledge of
various cultures and the impor-
tance of family and religion as
part of his Survival Spanish
Swanson, who once lived in
Colombia and has traveled to
Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and
Spain, said the course begins
with learning the vowels and
then concentrates on language
required for everyday use.
"The biggest misconception
about learning to speak
Spanish is that people think it's
more difficult than it is,"
Swanson said. "If you can learn
the vowels, you can learn

photo by GRAY ROHRER
Karen Sinclair relaxes recently at her desk at Rawlings
Elementary School, where she teaches fifth grade.

While most of the Survival
Spanish students are avid trav-
elers between the ages of 35
and 50, Swanson described the
classroom atmosphere as laid-
"It's like family," he said.
"Sometimes the students come
back and share their experi-
ences with the class, and many
students return to take the fol-
low-up class, Spanish for
There are no requirements
for noncredit courses, and reg-
istration is in progress until
classes begin. Most classes
begin this month and meet
one evening per week for sev-
eral weeks.
Onsite courses for the spring

term are: Introduction to
Computers, Introduction to
Word, Microsoft Office,
Survival Spanish, Introduction
to Excel, Intermediate Excel
and Introduction to
Noncredit online courses are
also available and run approxi-
mately six weeks. Students
may choose from more than
200 subjects.
The Ponte Vedra Center is
located on Palm Valley Road
just west of State Road A1A. For
more information, call 280-
1322 or visit the SJRCC web
site (

AG advises parents

to be careful when

kids use computers

Noting that new comput-
ers are popular holiday gifts
for children, Attorney
General Bill McCollum has
issued a consumer advisory
offering cybersafety meas-
ures and guidelines for par-
ents to use when setting up
computers or other new
technology in their homes.
The Attorney General
reminded Floridians that
there are simple steps to be
taken that can help protect
children from internet child
predators and other dangers
lurking online.
"It is important for parents
to be aware of simple, proac-
tive steps they can take to
keep their children safe
while online, and the best
time to start practicing
cybersafety is the very first
time a computer is used,"
said Attorney General Bill
McCollum. "Education and
communication is the key to
protecting our kids and min-
imizing the risks they face
while surfing the internet. I
encourage parents to become
familiar with their children's
virtual environment and
keep the lines of communi-
cation honest and open
The Attorney General sug-
gested the following steps for
parents to take to protect
their children while online:
Place the computer in
a common area within the
Install parental control
software which allows par-
ents to control who commu-

nicates with the children
using the computer; pro-
hibits children from visiting
inappropriate sites; and
allows for the creation of
time limits on computer
Teach your children
why it is dangerous to give
out personal information,
including their full name,
address, phone number,
school name, practice sched-
ules and where they spend
time after school, to people
they "meet" online.
Have frequent conver-
sations with your children
about what they are
doing while online and
check the computer's inter-
net history regularly.
Have open and honest
discussions about dangers
that exist online.
If your child has an
account on a social network-
ing site, encourage him or
her to add the Attorney
General as a "friend" so the
CyberCrime Unit's badge
will appear on his or her site.
For more tips on safe inter-
net surfing, parents, students
and educators are encour-
aged to log on to the
Attorney General's cybersafe-
website,, for valu-
able information about stay-
ing safe while online. The
Attorney General's MySpace
page can be visited at

Beaches Energy works hardest during cold snaps

as demand increases, though record is unlikely

Temperatures dipped below
subfreezing this week but the
plunge is not expected to
strain electric utilities, accord-
ingi;vtoi:;' Beaches Energy-,i
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Utility director Don
Ouchley Thursday said
despite the cold, he does not
anticipate breaking the 2003
record for peak usage.
Temperatures dipped into
the teens on Jan. 24, 2003,
resulting in a record setting
234 megawatts used well
above the normal 190
megawatts typical for that
time of year.
"That was kind of an abnor-
mality. We have not come
close since then" he said. "We
have a higher usage in the
winter but it is usually for
such a short time."
Ouchley said 180
megawatts were measured
between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m.

Thursday, which falls below
the number usually recorded
during the coldest months of
the year.
"This cduld very well be the
biggest winter peak," he said
Thursday, noting, however,
that- Ifore br old' weatherr' was"
expected through the week-"
The city of Jacksonville
Beach issued a First Call
warning Wednesday evening
to alert utility customers of
the dip into 20's and offered
information about protecting
plants, pipes and pets.
Minor utility problems were
attributed to the cold temper-
atures, but fire officials report-
ed no weather-related calls for
"A couple of fuses blew
which is typical when you
have a system overload dur-
ing cold weather," Ouchley
said. "There were some small
[situations] in Neptune Beach
,but nothing significant."
Ouchley said Beaches

Energy crews are always on
24-hour standby to provide
assistance should there be a
considerable demand on the
electric system.
During the summer months
when temperatures soared
'well into the 90's, Ouchley
'said the usage reached 182
megawatts which is higher
than most years.
Air conditioners may or
may not be used in the sum-
mer to cool homes but during
a cold snap, heaters are
almost always used to knock
out the chill.
Once temperatures fall
below freezing, most electric
heat pumps switch to strip
heat which provides a contin-
uous stream of heat similar to
a portable heater.
According to utility offi-
cials, the highest use typically
registers between 6:45 a.m.
and 8 a.m.
Ouchley said lower temper-
atures do not-necessarily have
to translate into higher bills.

To lower your
electric bill:
To combat inflated utility
bills, Ouchley recommends
setting household thermo-
stats to 68 degrees "antd leas
ing them .there,,"i Oithley
"Setting home thermostats
at 68 degrees is an important
step toward saving energy,"
Beaches Energy Services notes
in its monthly Tidings
newsletter. "Every degree
above 68 can cost an addi-
tional 3 to 5 percent. Each
degree lower saves up to 3
percent on the monthly bill."
Other tips include setting a
central heating fan to auto-
matic, replacing filters,
weather stripping doors and
windows and lowering the
thermostat during the day
while customers are at work
or at night while sleeping.
"A setting of 65 degrees for
eight hours a day can cut

annual heating costs by 10
percent," the newsletter said.
"A warm comforter will keep
you cozy."
And if you are still feeling
Said Ouchley, "Wear a
,O & .
Reliability is high
In a survey of utility cus-
tomers statewide, Beaches
Energy was rated the most
reliable electric utility in
Florida, according to utility
Annual customer outage
time totalled an average of
21.33 minutes, which is less
than the national average of
60 minutes reported by the
National Power Association.

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Auto burglary was reported
Jan. 1 in the first block of 1st
Street N. An unknown suspect
shattered the rear window of
the vehicle and removed a cell
phone valued at $200.
Damage to the window was
estimated at $200.

Battery was reported Dec.
30 in the 300 block of 2nd
Street N. Police observed the
suspects in a physical alterca-
tion at 2 a.m. in front of a bar.
One of the men told police
that he was jumped by the
other suspect and six of his
friends while the second sus-
pect claimed he was struck in
the face attempting to break
up a fight between his friend
and the other man.
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Billy Ray West of
Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed Dec. 29 and charged with
possession of cocaine in the
300 block of 7th Street S.,
according to a police report.
West was stopped by police
for riding a bicycle without
the proper lighting. A pat
down for weapons revealed a
crack pipe napkin containing
several small rocks which
police said tested positive for
* *
Threats were reported Dec.
29 in the 500 block of 7th
Avenue N. The victim told
police that she has received
several vulgar and frightening
text messages on her cell
phone threatening physical
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Residential burglary was
reported Dec. 31 in the 400
block of 14th Avenue S. A lap-
top computer valued at
$1,900 was stolen from the
victim's apartment while he
was out of town. An unknown
suspect entered through a rear
sliding door.
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Attempted burglary was
reported Dec. 29 in the 1900
block of 1st Street N. The

$400 in damages. The com-
plaint told police that the area
was the previous location of
master keys to all of the units
that was previously burglar-
ized. She also said a suspect
had been seen on the proper-

Battery was reported Dec.
29 in the 300 block of 1st
Street N. The victim. was
removed from the business for
creating a disturbance and
was struck in the face by an
unknown suspect, chipping
his front tooth.
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Three teenage suspects were
arrested around 1 a.m. Dec. 29
and charged with burglary to
a business in the 1600 block
of Penman Road N. The boys
were observed loitering
around a closed business and
took off running when they
saw police. Officers located
the suspects and recovered
five boxes of condoms and 20
packages of cigars. Police
released the suspects to their
parents at 4:45 a.m. with a
juvenile court date.

Felony criminal mischief
was reported' Dec. 28 in the
1000 block of 18th Street N.
An unknown suspect entered
a house under construction
and cut all of the electrical
wires causing $500 in dam-

Grand theft was reported
Dec. 28 in the 900 block of
14th Avenue S. A cell phone
and a ladies' diamond ring
with a combined value of
$750 were stolen from a dress-
er drawer. The victim told
police she noticed the items
were missing after she
brought a man home from a
* *
Petit theft was reported Dec.
30 in the 1100 block of 10th
Street N. A baby Jesus statue
valued at $50 was stolen from
a Nativity scene in the vic-
tim's front yard.

office door at the Pelican *
Point condominium complex Forgery was reported Dec.
was breached using the identi- 27 in the 100 block of 10th
fication card of an Atlantic Avenue S. The victim told
Beach man. Police recovered police that 17 unauthorized
the card in the door. The door checks totaling $4,185 were
frame:. ;was Chippd;i causing .written- against :his account.

The bank notified the victim
that his account was over-
* *
Vickie Valerie Henley, 43, of
Orange Park was arrested Jan.
1 and charged with possession
of cocaine at a hotel in the
1500 block of 1st Street North,
according to a police report.
* *
Marten James Ironrope, 41,
of Virginia was arrested.Jan. 1
and charged with possession
of cocaine at a hotel in the
1500 block of 1st Street North,
according to a police report.
* *
Jason Aaron Turnquist, 26,
of Jacksonville Beach was
arrested Jan. 1 and charged
with possession of cocaine in
the 600 block of 1st Street
North, according to a police
report. Police responded at
2:45 a.m. in front of a bar.

Grand theft was reported
Dec. 31 in the 400 block of
3rd Street North. A deposit in
the amount of $1,054 was dis-
covered missing from a restau-
rant safe.
* *
Attempted residential bur-
glary was reported Dec. 31 in
the 1500 block of Declaration
Drive. The complainant told
police that he was house sit-
ting for his brother and
observed pry marks on a slid-
ing door frame when he went
to check on his pets. A screw-
driver was also found nearby
but nothing was missing from
the residence.
* *
Residential burglary was
reported Dec. 31 in the 3500
block of Ocean Cay. Golf
equipment valued at $1,295
was stolen from the garage of
the residence.
* *
An animal bite was reported
Dec. 31 in an unspecified
block of 8th Street S. A pit bull
mix weighing approximately
80 pounds got out of the front
door while the homeowner
was getting the mail and went
straight for a 10-year-old girl
playing in the front yard. The
dog had to be physically
removed from the child who
suffered a bite to her upper
left arm. The dog, which
-belonged to the homeowner's

daughter, attacked without
provocation and had dis-
played aggressive behavior in
the past, police said. It was
quarantined for 10 days by
animal control.

Crystal Ann Lyford, 24, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed Dec. 24 and charged with
willful child neglect without
causing injury in an unspeci-
fied area of 1st Avenue S.,
according to a police report. A
3-year-old child was found
wandering unattended
dressed only in a t-shirt,
shorts and socks despite chilly
temperatures, police said.
* *
False imprisonment was
reported Dec. 26 in the 400
block of 7th Avenue North. A
20-year-old Jacksonville
woman told police the suspect
threw her to the ground, spit
in her face and blocked all
exits, refusing to allow her to
leave after an argument start-
* *
Angela Marie Brice, 42, of
Jacksonville Beach was arrest-
ed Dec. 26 and charged with
two outstanding felony war-
rants for giving worthless
checks in the 1100 block of
10th Street North, according
to a police report.
* *

A discharge of a firearm in
public or a right of way was
reported on Dec. 30 in the 70
block of Forestall Circle,
according to a police report.
The complainant told police
he heard five shots fired in
the area and then heard tires
squealing at approximately
1:13 p.m., according to the
report. Police found blood
evidence on the street in
front of the residence and
driveway. They also found
holes, which appeared to
have been made by bullets,
according to the report.
* *
Joshua Beau Peck, 31, was
arrested for possession of a
controlled substance and a
misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
on Dec. 31 in the 2100 block
of Acacia Road;, according to a

police report.
* *
Burglary was reported on
Dec. 29 in the 700 block of
Seagate Avenue, according to
a police report. Police were
dispatched to an alarm call at
Fletcher High School, accord-
ing to the report. The north
side door to building number
two had been forced open.
Police searched the building
with negative results, accord-
ing to the report.
* *
Burglary and possession of
burglary tools were reported
on Dec. 30 in the 1200 block
of Atlantic Boulevard, accord-
ing to a police report. Police
were dispatched to an alarm
activation at approximately
1:19 a.m. and and upon
arrival observed three males
prying open the door to a car
rental business. The suspects
attempted to flee. Two sus-
pects were placed into cus-
tody, but the third scaled a
wall and fled on the roof of
the complex, according to the
* *
Grand theft was reported
on Jan. 1 in the 2000 block of
Rosewood Drive, according to
a police report.

A Ponte Vedra woman
reported credit card fraud
Dec. 28 after someone Used
her business credit card to
illegally purchase a laptop
worth more than $2,500,
according to a police report.
0* *
A security guard at Marsh
Landing reported Sunday that
100 to 115 feet of chain link
fence, including barbed wire
on top of the fence, was torn
down near the 200 block of
Linkside Circle South, accord-
ing to police.

A resident in the 100 block
of Sea Hammock Way
returned home from vacation
Sunday to find a plasma tele-
vision, laptop computer,
stereo equipment, binoculars,
and other items worth a total
of $8,700 were stolen, accord-
ing to a police report,



Nelda Marie Barker
Cummings died December 30,
2007. She was born March 20,
1923 in Paterson, NJ. to Nellie
and Albert Barker.
She married her childhood
sweetheart, George
Cummings, on November 6,
1943. The couple moved to
Jacksonville with their three
young children in 1953 when
he established offices for his
company, Prudential.
She was a member of Eastern
Star and a lifelong member of
the Methodist Church. She
was always supportive of the
activities, interests and pur-
suits of her family.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 64 years, George; sons,
George (Karen) and Jeff (Holly)
Cummings; and daughter,
Nelda Ogden. She also is sur-
vived by her. grandchildren,
George and Cabell Cummings,
Jeffrey Alan and Jonas
Cummings, Foy (Kirsten) Von
Dolteren, Justin (Cindy) Von

Dolteren, Kelly (Shane)
Witbeck and Joel Ogden, as
well as her great-grandchil-
dren, Bryden, Charlie and
Alex. Surviving her, as well,
are sisters, Edith Campbell,
Jean Johnston and Irma
Zuberer; family members,
Scott Ogden and Mikell Von
Dolteren; and many nieces
and nephews.
She was predeceased by sib-
lings Albert, Harold, Meade,
Raymond, William and Mable.
She was a loving and devot-
ed wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, aunt and
sister. We love her dearly and
will miss her always, said the
Funeral services were held
January 2, and burial followed
at Beaches Memorial Park,
Atlantic Beach. In lieu of flow-
ers, the family requests contri-
butions be made to McGraw
Center Hospice, Jacksonville.
Arrangements by First Coast
Funeral Home.


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Beach resi-
dent Leo
called by
friends a
son, broth-
er and
died suddenly December 19,
2007. The Beaches community
lost a very special person this
holiday season, his friends
Born in New Mexico January
2, 1963, he lived in California,
Atlanta and Tennessee before
settling in Jacksonville in
1994. He loved the Beaches
and the laid-back atmosphere
the community offered.
He was best known as the
head bartender at Kokomos
Tiki Bar at the Comfort Inn,
Jacksonville Beach, where he

had been employed since
An avid photographer, he
was able to capture the beauty
of life through the lens of his
camera. He also. was passionate
about fishing, the beach and
being with his friends.
He is survived by his surro-
gate mother, Carol, and his
brothers by choice, Brent and
Todd, among many other
A celebration of his life will
be held from 2-5 p.m. January
6 on the beachfront at the
Comfort Inn. The celebration
will continue from 5-8 p.m. at
Billy's Boathouse Grill on the
Beach Boulevard Intracoastal
Waterway. In honor of his laid-
back personality, it's requested
that those who attend dress
beach casual.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to the Leo
Johnson Memorial Fund at

Nancy H.


Nancy H. Williamson died
unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan 2,
2008. She was a devoted wife to
Joel for 29 years and a devoted
mother to Kelly Jo of Orlando.
A Memorial Service will be
held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan 5
in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz, A
Family Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.
The family requests in leu of
flowers donations may be made
to the American Cancer Society,
Duval Unit, 1430 Prudential
Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207.
Services under the direction
of Quinn-Shalz.

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Christopher John Scott
Schaffer, 27, died December
27, 2007. Born in Reading, Pa.
April 17, 1980, he moved to
Jacksonville from New York in
1990. He attended Fletcher
Middle and Fletcher High
Called by his family a
beloved husband, father and
son, he is survived by his wife,
Stormi; children, Blake,
Kayden, Jayden and Brianna;

Pat Williams,, 57, of
Interlachen, Fla. died sudden-
'y December 31, 2007 after a
Iief illness. He will always be
nembered as a loving hus-
d and father and a friend
11 who knew him, the
ly said.
was born in Mobile, Ala.
noved with his family to
)nville in the 1960s. He
i graduate of Wolfson
School and a machinist
de. He worked in the

parents, John and Carol;
brother, John; in-laws, Harold
and Suzy Jones; grandparents,
Donald and Reba Schaffer and
Joe and Betty Ferriso; and
many nieces, nephews, cousins
and friends.
The family will receive
friends from 7-9 p.m. January
4 in the Chapel of Peace at
Beaches Memorial Park, 1500
Main St., Atlantic Beach.
Funeral Services will be held at


Jacksonville Shipyards and at
Georgia Pacific in Palatka for
the last 19 years.
He is survived by his wife
and best friend, Mickey
Williams.; mother, Hazel
Freeman of Jacksonville;
daughter, Aubyn Williams of
Jacksonville Beach; and five
sisters, Jessica (Andy)
Anderson, Teresa (Dallas)
Brenneise, Deborah (Chuck)
Parker, Kathy (David)
Virtuoso and Vicki (Marc)

2 p.m. January 5 at Grace
Community Church on Rood
Road. Interment will follow at
Beaches Memorial Park.
The family has set up
accounts at Vystar Credit
Union and Community First
Credit Union of Florida for
those wishing to assist with
funeral expenses.
Arrangements by First Coast
Funeral Home.

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Vlachos. He also is survived
by those who loved him like a
father, Buster Bass, Sissy Bass
Nader, Michael and Cara Bass,
and Jason Bass; and many
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be
held at 11 a.m. January 5 at at
Johnson Overturf Chapel,
1230 Highway 20,
Interlachen, Fla. In lieu of
flowers, the family asks for
donations to the charity of
one's choice.

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Jacksonville Beach police
are investigating an after-
noon armed robbery at a
convenience store in the
2500 block of 3rd Street S.
Two masked gunmen
entered the Kangaroo
Express-at 5:12 p.m. Sunday
in plain view of customers
pumping gas.
A store employee told
police that the mefn were
both wearing dark hooded
sweatshirts when they
approached the counter.
One of the men put a black
semiautomatic handgun in
the clerk's face and
demanded that the clerk
hand over the money "in a
The clerk placed $140 in
cash from the register into a
paper bag. The other sus-
pect grabbed the bag and
the two men ran out of the
front door of the store.
A witness who was at the
gas pumps told police he
observed the men inside the
store wearing ski masks and
watched as they fled the
building and ran around
the south side of the store
and jumped over a guard
They were last seen run-
ning east on 25th Avenue
South, police said.

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Comfort Food for the Soul
Mental health counselor Rachel Marcus
Mitchell will present a program sponsored by
Shalom Jacksonville titled "Comfort Food for the
Soul" -at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at the
Ponte Vedra Branch Library. Shalom Jacksonville
is sponsored by the Jacksonville Jewish
In her presentation, Mitchell will provide
insights on living life to the fullest. RSVP to jew- or 448-5000 ext. 206.
Buddhist Course Offered
The Drolma Buddhist Center of Northeast
Florida will offer a day course titled "Pure Land:
Buddhist Perspectives on Abundance" from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 27. It will be
held at 241 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 1. Buddhist
teacher Carol Lutker will be the instructor. The
course will offer ways to eliminate negativity and
create contentment. The fee is $35 or $20 for stu-
dents and includes lunch. Pre-register by calling
180 Tour
New Life Christian Fellowship and Providence
School will host the 180 Tour at 6:30 p.m. on
Friday, January 11. Featured speaker will be Crysal
Woodman Miller, a survivor of the Columbine
tragedy. Music will be provided by Casting Pearls.
Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. For
information call 223-6000; tickets can be pur-
chased at tickets.comni-r 1-800-965-9324.
Women's Lunche0i6,
The Atlantic Beacfi Women's Connection will
host a Women's Brurich from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on
'Wednesday, January '9 at the Selva Marina
Country Club. The program will include a talk by
wellness coach Nikki Lamont on keeping New
Year's resolutions and a message from Kelly
Stigliano. The cost is $12 for non-members and
complimentary child care is available by reserva-
tion. Contact Kate at 534-6784 or Carol at 221-
0670 or visit

Sunday Bagel Series
Beth El Beaches Synagogue will present local
author Mary Stickney at the next Sunday Bagel
Breakfast on Sunday, January 13. Breakfast is
served at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at
10:15 a.m.
Stickney, author of "Jungle Paths and Palace
Treasures: An American Woman Encounters the
Romance and Reality of India" and "River of
Pearls" will discuss her service in the United States
Department of State. Beth El is at 288 N. Roscoe
Blvd. in Ponte Vedra. Call 273-9100 for informa-
Forum Series
The Adult Forum Series at St. Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church continues at 9 a.m. on
January 6 and 13 with "Scarred by Struggle,
Transformed by Hope" based on the book by Joan
Chittister. Lib D'Zamko will lead the discussion.
On January 20, Anne Wiggins and members of
the church youth group. will present
"Experiencing Cuba" from their recent mission
tip there. __
Te community is welcome to attend; for infor-
mation contact the church office at 249-4091.
S Forums are held in the school library in Stormes
Hall. The church campus is at Fifth Street and

Some members of the Beaches community celebrated Kwanzaa at a Beaches Kwanzaa
Community Celebration held at Jacksonville Beach Elementary last week. Some participants
wore traditional African attire and brought fruit donations.

11th Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach.
Church Women United
The next meeting of Church Women United
will be at 10 a.m. today at First Christian Church
of the Beaches at 2125 Oceanfront in Neptune
Beach. A silent auction will follow the business

Torah Study
"Attaining Freedom" is the title of the upcoming
Torah study series at Chabad @ the Beaches. The
study will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in
January. Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky will lead the
study which will explore the book of Exodus and
the weekly Torah portion, based on the teachings
of Kabbalah and the Talmud.
Chabad is at 521 A1A N. in Ponte Vedra. A sug-
gested donation for the series is $36 with advance
registration. Call 285-1588 for information.
Grief Support Group
A Grief Support Group meets on the third
Thursday of every month at St. Paul's Catholic
Church at 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center library.
Men and women grieving the death of a family
member or friend are':welcome to attend. The
church's Family Life Center is at 578 1st Avenue
North in Jacksonville Beach. For information, call
Margaret at 280-0871.

Bethel Gallery Exhibit
Bethel Gallery at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church has an art exhibit opening today titled "27
Reasons for the Season." The show will run
through January 6. The church address is 4510
Palm Valley Road in Ponte Vedra; call the church
office at 285-8225 for information and hours.

Jewish Book Club
A book club for adults sponsored by Chabad @
the Beaches and Books A Million will meet once a
month at Books A Million at 738 Marsh Landing
Parkway. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on
Monday, January 7. The topic will be "Towards a
Meaningful Life" by Simon Jacobson. The book "is
a spiritual road map for living based on the teach-
ings of ....... Rabbi Menachem Mendel
Schneerson.! Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky leads the
book club discussions.
There is no charge to participate and tradition-
al Jewish food will be served at book club meet-
ings. For information call Chabad at 285-1588 or

Community Prayer Group
All are welcome to attend an hour of prayer for
schools and children ab9 1fj thfi. onrMondaysidt
the Winston Family YMCA on Landrum Lane in
Ponte Vedra. For information contact Susan
Alberti at 285-0267.

Celebrate Recovery
A biblical based program for persons facing per-
sonal problems, meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall of Beach United Methodist
Church, 3rd Street at 7th Ave. N., Jacksonville
Beach. The program emphasizes that through
worship and same-gender small groups, people
can work on personal struggles such as eating dis-
orders, alcohol/drug abuse, and codependency.
The evenings begin with dinner. Call 249-2343.
Men's group meetings
Hodges Blvd. Presbyterian Church offers
"Bible and Bagels", a men's Bible study group,
from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Wednesdays in the
Fellowship Hall. The church address is 4140
Hodges Blvd. For information call 223-6922.
The men's group from Calvary Anglican
Church meets at 7 a.m on Wednesdays at the
Beach Diner at 501 Atlantic Blvd. The current
topic for the Bible Study is Dallas Willard's book
"Spirit of the Disciplines" led by Pastor David
Sandifer. For information call the church office at
Palms Presbyterian men's Bible study is held at
7 a.m. Wednesdays in the Education Building.
Community Presbyterian Church at 150
Sherry Dr. in Atlantic Beach has Wednesday
morning prayer breakfasts for men at 7 a.m.
St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church has a
Men's Prayer Group and Bible Study which meets
on the first and third Saturday of the month at 8
a.m. in Stormes Hall. The men's group also par-
ticipates in outreach efforts. All are welcome to
attend. The address is 465 11th Ave. N. in
Jacksonville Beach.
Sunrise Community Church offers Men's
Study Groups at 6 :15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on
Wednesdays at the church. At 7:15 p.m. on the
first and third Mondays of the month, a Men's
Study Group meets at Panera Bread at St. Johns
Town Center. Contact the church office at 249-
3030 for information; the church address is 298
Aquatic Drive in Atlantic Beach.

Singles groups
The following are church-related singles groups
in the Beaches area. Church membership is not
New Life Christian Fellowship at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. has monthly Single Adult Ministry meetings
with childcare provided for some events. Contact
Claudia at 223-6000 for information or visit
Beach United Methodist Church has Monday
Night Alive for singles at 7 p.m. on Monday
nights and Singles Coffee House 10:45 a.m. on
Sundays. For information visit or call 249-2343. BUMC is
located at 325 7th Ave. N.
Beaches Chapel Church, 610 Florida Blvd.,
Neptune Beach. Singles over age 33 meet the last
Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. at the church.
Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive
in Ponte Vedra, offers a singles ministry called
Solo Flight with "Single, Single" Christian
Formation Classes at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays
. through Nov;.:25 ,in the Fainity; Life Center.- Th
group also schedules social activities; for informa-
tion contact the church office at 285-
6127.Membership at Christ Episcopal is not need-
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SMeyer's resolution: Better defense



history in

the making

Love to watch history being
made. Especially in sports,
which is probably the rea-
son I pursued this career in
the first place. Whether it's a
record being broken or a mile-
stone being passed, my adren-
aline pumps when I know I'm
witnessing something special.
Thingsolike the final lap at
Daytona, where 20-plus cars
inches from each other whip
around turns at 190 miles an
hour, are moments'that make
my heart beat out of my torso.
At the Gator Bowl on
Tuesday there were a couple of
moments that actually got my
blood flowing just enough to
mitigate the sudden drop in
temperature that left me
numb in the fingers. There I
was, standing just behind the
line of scrimmage as Virginia's
Mikell Simpson took a hand-
off and raced for an NCAA
bowl-record 96-yard touch-
down run. I was also standing
under the goal post as Texas
Tech's Alex Trlica's game-win-
ning 41-yard field goal with
two seconds on the clock in a
swirling wind cleared the
In the past year there have
been numerous records bro-
ken, milestones passed, or his-
toiy made. I've made it a
point to try to witness as
much of it as possible.
Last week I watched the
New England Patriots become
the greatest team ever to play
the game. Disagree with me
all you want, but it's true
(though I still believe the
1985 Chicago Bears are in the
conversation) that these
Patriots are the most domi-
nant team ever.
A few years ago, I watched
Peyton Manning pass Dan
Marino's touchdown record.
Last week I saw Tom Brady
pass Manning's mark.
In 1987, as a little kid in
Jacksonville Beach, I saw Jerry
Rice pass Miami's Mark
Clayton (from the same sea-
son Marino set his) as the all-
time leader in touchdown
receptions. Randy Moss
eclipsed that mark in the
Patriots win over the New
York Giants last week.
I never got to see the '72
Dolphins (wasn't even an idea
yet), but I have spent a great
part of my sport-watching life
hearing about them. Seems
members of that team are very
protective of their perception
as "best team ever."
While members of Miami's
1972 team celebrated when
the last undefeated team lost
each season, they failed to rec-
ognize the Cleveland and
Chicago teams from the 1940s
that went undefeated.
Now some former Dolphins
are saying New England must
win the Super Bowl to be men-
tioned in the same breath.
Miami won 17 games in
1972 (14 regular-season.and
three postseason games). If
NIw England wins the Super
Bdwl, it will finish at 19-0.
'Granted Miami played
mcre games than those
Browns and Bears teams of the
'40' but unbeaten is unbeat-
en. \t's all relevant is some
waylMiami's players and
opponents were bigger and
stronger than those in the
19404, and New England's sit-
uatioii is the same compared
to the early '70s.
So it's harder to go unde-
feated in a league where they
playersare bigger, faster and
stronger than ever, with more
games on the schedule, right?
All the Pats have to do now
is win out the remainder of
the season to silence the most
jealous, conceited group of
grown men ever to set foot on
the Earth the '72 Dolphins.
That's one piece of history
I'll be glad to see.


Florida Gators to become "the
New England Patriots of col-
lege football," head coach
Urban Meyer's goal they'll
have to improve radically on
defense after the performance
turned in Tuesday against
An eye-opening stat: In last
year's national championship
game against Ohio State,
Florida's defense yielded just
82 total yards. Michigan
marched 93 yards for a touch-
'down on its opening drive of
the Capital One Bowl.
The Wolverines earned a 41-
35 victory in front of nearly
70,000 fans at the Citrus
Bowl, and it could have been
a much more lopsided margin
,had Michigan quarterback
Chad Henne not thrown two
interceptions and Mike Hart
not fumbled twice near the
end zone.
Tim Tebow and the Gators'
offense struggled a bit against
Michigan's blitzes but still
found enough rhythm to put
35 points on the board and
take a fourth-quarter lead
when Percy Harvin scored on
a 10-yard reverse with 5:49 to
The Heisman Trophy-win-
ning quarterback said losing
the bowl game was a bad way
to end the season.
"We'll just use this as moti-
vation to work harder and get
better," Tebow said. "[The
loss] definitely takes some of
the positives out of the sea-
It was an inexperienced
defense that let Florida down,
however. That unit gave up
524 yards to Wolverines,
allowing Michigan to score on
seven of 13 possessions
including the winning 18-yard
TD pass from Henne to Adrian
Arrington with 4:12 to go.
The Gators couldn't stop
the run (Hart rushed for 129
yards and two touchdowns) or

University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is hit by Michigan safety Jamar Adams (22) as he attempts a pass during Tuesday's
Capital One Bowl. The Wolverines defense pressured Tebow throughout the afternoon en route to a 41-35 victory.

the pass (Henne had 373
yards in the air and three
scores) nor could they cover
Arrington (nine catches, 153
yards, two TDs) or speedster
Mario Manningham (five
receptions for 78 yards and a
"We expect more out of our
corner play than that," Meyer
said. "That's one of the areas
where we're going to have to

Improve greatly. And also,
maybe change up coverages
and do some things to give
those guys' a chance to devel-
"That's an area that's sub-
par right now and we've got
to get it fixed quickly. The
good news is they're all young
and they're coming back and
they're all going to be devel-
oped as we get going. That

Florida's Kyle Jackson (3) blocks Michigan's Ernest Shazor on a kickoff during Tuesday's Capital
One Bowl. Jackson, a former Fletcher High star, was playing in his final game as a Florida Gator.
The senior began the season as Florida's starting free safety.

development has to start
Meyer also indicated he
wasn't pleased with his team's
preparation for Michigan. "I
don't think we coached very
well in certain areas," he said,
hinting staff changes might be
coming. "I just want to watch
and evaluate and make
sure we're doing the
right things."
It was apparent
duringthe presea-
son tfatidefense *".j
was going to be a
primary concern
for Meyer and
staff. The
Gators lost
nine starters
from the champi-
onship team and an inex-
perienced secondary was sup--
posed to count on seniors
Tony Joiner and Kyle Jackson,
the latter of whom regained
his starting position at free
safety when Reggie Nelson
opted for the NFL.
Jackson, who starred for the
Fletcher High Senators before
heading to Florida, lost the
position to freshman Major
Wright in September, but
regained it when Wright broke
his thumb in October. Wright
reclaimed his starting role in
the Gators' final three games
as well as Tuesday's bowl con-
Next season, Florida expects
to return nine defensive
starters and a host of backups.
Joiner and defensive tackle
Clirit McMillan will graduate
while junior defensive end
Derrick Harvey is exploring
the possibility of entering the
"We thought we had some
answers early on," Meyer said

of this year's defense. "It took
us awhile to figure out we
don't and some young guys
that we were counting on to
play were not living up to the
standards we expect.
"I'm hoping that changes. If
it does, our goal is to be the
New England Patriots of col-
lege football."
Amid the disappointment
Following the bowl game loss,
one member of the
^,^maligned defense :
lias asidsa:ya-fitydw
assume a leadership
role for next sea-
this whole
S offseason,
we've got a lot of
growing up to do," said
Gators sophomore linebacker
Brandon Spikes. "It's disap-
pointing because I thought we
had made some strides. People
need to grow up and man up
and get ready to make plays."
Perhaps Florida fans were
hoping for some late-game
heroics from Tebow after the
Gators fell behind, but the
sophomore QB failed to move
the team on consecutive pos-
sessions late in the fourth
While he finished 17-of-33
for 154 yards and three TDs
passing, and 57 yards and
another score on the ground,
the former Nease High star
vowed to work harder on fin-
ishing games.
"Obviously, my goal is to
get a lot better," said Tebow,
whose last-gasp pass fell
incomplete on a fourth-and-
long with 22 seconds left.
"And on the last drive, to be
able to drive down and have a
game-winning touchdown."

Texas Tech rallies for Gator Bowl victory

ABOVE: Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell (6) tries to escape the grasp of
Virginia's Nate Collins. Harrell set three Gator Bowl passing records Tuesday.
RIGHT: Raiders freshman wide receiver Michael Crabtree fights for yardage.

January rr, o.vfo ............ an .... Va Ld.

A journey of surfing and real estate in Nicaragua

Page 9A

My wife, Marianne, and I
had talked about buying prop-
erty in Costa Rica, Guatemala,.
Mexico, the Bahamas, but it
finally happened in Nicaragua.
It took five months and anoth-
er visit after we first stepped
foot into the country.
People ask us all the time,
"Do you feel safe?" The answer
is "Yes." Safer than where we
park our car at the airport in
Miami, and safer than parts of
Jacksonville. It may be surpris-
ing to some, but Nicaragua is
rated the second lowest in vio-
lent crime in the Western
Hemisphere, after Canada.
Since the Triumph of the
Sandinista Revolution in 1979
and the subsequent civil war,
Nicaragua has had a tough go,
but it has only made it a better
buy relative to pricier options
in Central America, and
enhanced the appeal of its "tor-
tured soul."
By the way,
Sandinistas are
not Communists;
a better term
would be
Nationalists, or
Patriots. Their
Revolution came
a little more than
200 years after ,
our own, and
they were fight-
ing for the same
Franklin, and
Adams were excit-
ed about:
Freedom and
democracy. ***1

The city of Granada in Nicaragua was established in 1524 and
is among the most beautiful places in Nicaragua.


aili i

this last trip, 11
months after we
sent full payment
for our lot, we
received the deed to our prop-
erty. It takes a while because
everything is done by hand. It
will make a Gringo nervous,
but remember, you are doing
things in their country, which
means doing it their way.
Title Insurance is available
and a good idea, especially if
the property changed hands
between 1979 and 1990. Much
of the property that belonged
to Somrnqamand the Somocstas
wasepropiatedbyr the, --
Sandinista Government when
they took over. I was not there,
but I think as with any decent
revolution things can get out of
hand. This clouded past on the
some of the titles makes it nec-
essary to make sure the owner
can demonstrate there is clear
Different from our system,
where dear title is assumed and
then verified, in Nicaragua you
need to verify it first, probably
with the help of an Abogado or
Attorney. Any serious seller of
property should be able to pro-
S vide you with proof of title.
Another interesting aspect is
that anyone can act as a realtor.
In fact, most Americans you
meet in Nicaragua introduce
themselves as realtors.
Our property is located at a
development called Gran
Pacifica (, 3.5
miles of Pacific Coast being
developed by a company from
Pittsburgh. Its plans are truly
grand: the first phase calls for
600 or so single family homes,
three or four condo develop-
ments, 27 holes of golf, a town
center, and a loosely kept secret
is there will be an be
announcement in another
month or so of large hotel
group that rhymes with
"Harriet," that will rival the Los
Suefios Resort in Costa Rica.
What got me interested was
the slab of volcanic rock that
extends into the ocean and cre-
ates a perfect left point break
wave for surfing at high tide.
What ultimately convicted me
was Marianne telling me, "If we
don't do this now, it is never
going to happen."
We should have figured that
out in Costa Rica 20 years ago,
or in a Nicaraguan develop-
ment called Hacienda Iguana,
where Dan Brooks of Sunrise
Surf shop was told five years
ago by California surfboard


maker Tom Eberly, whose
boards Dan sells, to buy 10 of
the $25,000 ocean front lots
that are now selling for
$275,000 each. Shoulda, woul-
da, coulda!
The other fac-
tors helping us

Gran Pacifica,
besides that killer
left point break,
were the stan-
dards, the prox-
imity to
Managua, the
products, the
security, and the
ability to have
them manage the
rental of the
home I plan to
build shortly.
I think the
standards will
protect the
investment; they
had the same
firm that did the
* urban plan for
rDisney at
Celebration in
Orlando do their
urban plan in a Spanish
Colonial Revival style. By the
way, one of the things you get
in Nicaragua that you don't get
in Costa Rica or Panama is the
fantastic colonial culture. You
see it in cities like Granada or
Leon that date back to the

Spanish sailing up the Rio San
Juan into Lago de Cocibolca, or
Lake Nicaragua in 1524.

GETTING THERE: As far get-
ting there, Managua is a two
hour and 15 minute flight from
Miami and it is another hour
and 15 minutes by car, due
west to Gran Pacifica, the clos-
est beach to Managua. As far as
the product, the developer will
turnkey one of about 20 plans
for you or design something
personally for you, and it all
starts with a North American
style infrastructure that features
underground utilities, that will
include fiber optic internet and
cable TV.
Gran Pacifica was recently
featured on the HGTV program
House Hunter's International, and
was selected as the property to
buy on that particular show. As
far as security, you pay a rea-
sonable "association fee" based
on the size of your lot and you
don't have to worry about pay-
ing privately for someone to
keep squatters off your land or
out of your house.
We plan to build something
that we can rent and have it
pay for itself; I am trying to get
to that "Live Free" part of the
New Hampshire license tags.
Anyway this last trip to
Nicaragua was almost flawless
and has further inspired my
dreams of being in the tourist

On the beach and ready to surf in Gran Pacifica, Nicaragua.

Tideis ekIJ~l'(l

Jacksonville Beach

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waters choppy. Isolated show-

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waters a light chop. Isolated

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East winds 10 knots. Seas 2
to 4 feet. Inland waters a light
chop. Isolated showers.

East'winds 10 to 15 knots.
Seas 3 to 5 feet. Inland water-
sa moderate chop. Isolated

Information from and
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

business when I "retire."
My wife and I took two other
families on their first trip to
Nicaragua, our neighbors, John
and Melissa Patton and their
boys Spencer and Austin, and
'Jeremy and Marissa Pagden,
and their girls Molly and Grace,
along with our daughters, Alex
and Britton 12 in all.
The first two nights were in
the City of Granada, estab-
lished in 1524, one of the most
beautiful places in the world.
We toured Las Isletas, the archi-
pelago of 365 small islands, one
for each day of the year, that
were created when the
Mombacho Volcano erupted
20,000 years ago.

TOURING: We found a guide,
Jorge, or I should say he found
us, and took us to his Panga
boat, where he and his seven-
year-old son guided through Las
Isletas, it started out looking
like the Jungle Cruise at Disney
and opened up to the series of
small islands made of large and
small boulders pitched from the
Some had houses, some had
really big houses on them,
some had hotels, and some just
had ReMax, C21, or Coldwell
Banker signs.
Jorge took us to an island
with a restaurant; we picked out
fresh Guapote, a fish from the
lake that looks like it either
chases parked cars or is related
to a rhino, and got back in the
boat and toured some more,
including an island inhabited
monkeys. We came back an
'hour later and our lunch was
For our next stop, it was on
to San Juan Del Sur. The tourist
center of the Pacific coast, the
same place that Mark Twain
called, "An unpeopled paradise"
in his letters from his Journey
to San Francisco. San Juan is a
Gringo-friendly place. We had
great meals, surfed, jumped off
a 25-foot bridge over the river
that runs through the town
with the local kids.
Nicaraguans do everything in
the rivers, so I told the kids,
"Keep your mouths closed!" We
also did the best and longest
Canopy Tour in Central
America, the Flying Frog (ask
for Bronco), got the kids cov-
ered in mud while riding in the
back of the truck crossing rivers
on the way to the beach, and
had the best meal of the trip at
the Pizzeria San Juan.

PROGRESS: After three
nights we headed to Gran
Pacifica to check on progress.
We stayed in newly-completed
Las Perlas condos. Ocean front
and beautiful, and about 350
yards from our lot. The first
night the chef comes out of the
Kitchen to tell us what is on the
menu, five of us opted for the
pasta with seafood What came
;out of the kitchen was a platter
of pasta that was hidden by lob-
ster. I don't think I have ever
seen so much lobster on one

We caught more waves and a
great lunch the next day at Los
Cardones, the ecolodge we
stayed at on our first trip. A
unique place, no electricity or
toilets as we know them, but
some of the best food ever. You
sleep in mosquito nets that
remind of the travel commer-
cial with all the bugs, and they
have those little land crabs all
over. Those crabs have an atti-
tude, they open up their claws
and point them at you if you
get too close.

From there it was off to
Managua for the last day and
night. We met with an attorney,
signed and received our deed,
owned in the name of a
Belizean IBC (similar to a LLC
A great trip, but we are
already looking forward to our
next adventure down the road
less traveled.

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Bowl bonanza


LEFT: Virginia defensive end Chris Long near the end of the Gator Bowl game Tuesday in which the Cavaliers lost to Texas Tech. Long
won this season's Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award in college football.
ABOVE: Florida's Percy Harvin (1) sprints for the end zone between Michigan defenders after catching a pass in the Capital One Bowl.

Photos by
Rob DeAngelo

LEFT: Gators
Tim TebowR
(15) slips past
Michigan's Obi
Ezeh on a run-
ning play in
Florida's Kyle
Jackson (3)
looks for the .
ball carrier on
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half of
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(right) ... see B-4
* Art Scene
... see B-3
* Living Space
... see B-10

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Brown Bag It at GTM
Research Reserve
A Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture for families is held
Jan. 4 at the Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve. The lec-
ture, by Frank Gromling on
"Right Whales," runs from
12-1 p.m. Admission to the
Reserve's Environmental
Education Center is $2 for
adults and $1 for children
ages 10-17; children under 10
are free. Call 904-823-4500
for information or to make a

Friday Musicale
SFriday Musicale, 645 Oak
St., Jacksonville, celebrates
the New Year with the Bella
Voce Cabaret, Jim Goodell
director. Opera and operetta
favorites will be presented at
11 a.m. and 7;30 p.m. Jan. 4.
The presentations are free
and open to the public. For
information, call Friday
Musicale at 904-355-7584 or
v. i s i t

Nature Hike
A Park Ranger at the
Ranger Station on Little
Talbot Island leads a leisurely
paced hike starting at 11 a.m.
Jan. 5 to discover the island's
natural communities. No
reservations are necessary,
and the program is free with
regular park admission. Call
the Talbot Islands Ranger
Station at 904-251-2320 for
information. For information
on Florida State Parks, visit

Ancient City Blues
Society Jam
The Ancient City Blues
Society holds an Open Blues
Jam from 8:30 p.m,-12:30
-a.. Jain. $ at Mardi Gras 123
San Marco Ave., St.
Augustine. For information,
call 823-8806 or visit

Weekend Nature Movies
Beginning the weekend of
Jan. 5-6, Guana Tolomato
Matanzas National Estuarine
Research Reserve presents,
"From Whaling to Watching-
The Northern Right Whale"
on the auditorium's big
screen. The movie will be
shown at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
every Saturday and Sunday in
January. Admission to the
Environmental Education
Center is $2 for adults and $1
for children aged 10-17; chil-
dren under 10 are free. For
information, call 904-823-

Ponte Vedra Art Exhibit
An art exhibit, "27 Reasons
for the Season," runs through
Jan. 6 at Ponte Vedra
Presbyterian Church, in the
church's Bethel Gallery. The
exhibit, which features
Shades of Grace Artists, pres-
ents various media. It's open
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-
Friday and from 9 a.m.-12
p.m. Sunday. Ponte Vedra
Presbyerian is at 4510 Palm
Valley Road. For information,
call 285-8225.

, Speed Dating
A speed-dating event for
single professionals will be
held Jan. 8 at Fionn
MacCool's, 333 1st St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. The times
are 6:30 p.m. for singles ages
35-55, the cost being $35,
and 8:30 p.m. for singles
ages 25-45, also $35. Register
a t
a single can go on up to 12
six-minute dates in one
evening. Online registration
is required.

Art in the House
The Cummer Museum
presents Art in the House, an
exhibition of works from
children at the Sulzbacher
Center for the Homeless. The
exhibition showcases the sto-
ries of 24 children, ranging in
age from 3 to 23, whose life
experiences are focused on
survival and security.
Through a series of work-
shops, the children created
paintings, prints,' collages,
ceramic and wire sculptures.
The collection of approxi-
mately 60 works will be on
exhibit through Feb. 24.

Foremost flutist to perform Sunday

SThe Beaches Fine Arts Series
presents flutist R. Carlos Nakai
and cellist Udi Bar-David at
3:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's
by the Sea Episcopal Church in
Jacksonville Beach.
The concert
is free and seat-
ing is first
come, first
served. Doors
open 45 min-
utes prior to
Hailed as the
world's fore-
most Native
American flute
Nakai was one
of the first to
meld his ances-
tral sounds
with contem-
porary .music
and electronic
He has
released more
than 30 albums
and sold more than 2.5 million
worldwide, collaborating with
artists such as guitarist William
Eaton, classical pianist Peter
Kater, cellist Udi Bar-David and
his own groups Jackalope and
the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet.
Over the past two decades,
Nakai has melded his classical
training with his expertise on
the cedar flute to form a com--
plex, sophiseated sound that
not only reveals the flute's
uniqueness, but covers the
spectrum of musical genres.
Israeli-born cellist Bar-David
has been: a member o4f the
Philadelphia Orchestra since
'Alw*ysaiterstote_-ople "
and musi0d'oT r5iffi Wi rres,
Bar-David is the founder of
Intercultural Journeys, a

Philadelphia-based non-profit
committed to producing per-
formances, masterclasses, lec-
tures and other interactions
that provide opportunities for
musical dialogue and under-
standing among a variety of
cultural traditions.
A n
soloist in
Israel, Bar-
David has per-
formed with
Israel's leading
recorded at the
Music Center
founded by
Pablo Casals
and toured the
country as a
member of the
Israeli Army
Nakai and
most recent
explores the
Na t i v e
American and Jewish connec-
tion. They will be joined for
the BFAS concert by percus-
sionist Rolando Morales-
Matos. Morales-Matos main-
tains a busy schedule giving
clinics and master classes at
universities, performing and
recording regularly with vari-
ous Latin jazz groups and as a
solo percussionist and assistant
conductor with Disney's pro-
duction of "The Lion King."
As part of the BFAS educa-
tional outreach program,
Nakai, Bar-David and Morales-
Matos will perform at 11 a.m.
Monday, during the first meet-
ing of Randy Timmon's World
'Mfusic Class at-the Urnivrsity
of North Florida. ....... phobm
Call 270-1771 for more Flutist R. Carlos Nakai (right and in Indian attire top left) and cellist Udi Bar-David perform at 3:30
information. p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Jacksonville Beach.

photo by JOAN MARCUS
Percussinists Aaron Guidry and Nicolas Angelis of the Tony Award-winning cast of "BLAST!"
The theatrical show, which brings the power, passion and precision of outdoor pageantry to the
stage, comes to the Moran Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 10. For details, call 632-3228.

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Morgan' a slippery slope

"Drama is akin to the other
inventions of man in that it ought
to help us know more, and not
merely to spend our feelings."
-Arthur Miller

Lyman Felt heads up a 4,200-
employee insurance firm in
New York, flies his own plane
and owns a lake house in the
country where he raises cattle.
Oh, and he also has two
Felt's world begins to spin
out of control when he tries to
"ski his Porsche" down a
The ensuing car wreck is the
least of Felt's worries in Arthur
Miller's 1991 play "The Ride
Dowra Mt. Morgan."
Miller's play, a take on the
unbridled excesses of the
1980s, opens Friday, Jan. 18, at
the Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatre.
Felt is living a lie.
He's married to two women,
one of whom is 24 years his
junior and the mother of his 9-
year-old son, Ben.
The crafty Felt has led a dou-
ble life for almost a decade
before he crashes his sports car

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during a snow storm near
Elmira, N.Y.
At a hospital, he's confront-
ed by both wives, who meet for
the first time.
Comical, poignant and
provocative, "The Ride Down
Mt. Morgan" is not one of
Miller's better known plays,
such as "Death of a Salesman"
or "The Crucible," but it
"addresses the difficulties of
living in an amoral, chaotic
postmodern society," said critic


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Arthur Miller production is
staged at 8 p.m. Jan. 18 and 19
at the Altantic Beach
Experimental Theatre, 716
Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Tickets are $15. Call 249-7177
for information.
This musical is staged at 7:30
p.m. every Thursday, Friday and
Saturday through Jan. 12 at The
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission Avenue, St. Augustine.
Tickets are $25. Call 825-1164
for information.

TO DO" This musical is
staged at 8 p.m. every Tuesday
through Sunday and 11 a.m.
every Saturday and noon every
Sunday through Feb. 10 at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre,
12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
Doors open two hours prior to
curtain. Tickets range from $39
to $46 for dinner and the shoW.
Call 641-1212 for reservations.

The circus troupe performs at
7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 10 in the
Wilson center for the Arts locat-
ed at the FCCJ South Campus,
11091 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
Tickets are available by calling
the Artist Series at 632-3373.
Auditions for the Tennessee
Williams' production "The
Night of the Iguana" will be
held at 3 p.m. Sunday and 7
p.m. Monday at the theater, 106
6th Street N., Jacksonville
Beach. Roles are available, for
eight men and six women.
Auditioners will read cold from
the script. Scripts are available
upon request. Call 249-0289 for

ABET- Auditions for the
"Ladies at the Alamo" are held
at 2 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m.
Monday at the Atlantic Beach
Experimental Theatree, 716
Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach.
Call 249-7177 for information.

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The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus is enlisting new singers. Auditions for the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus will be held on
Saturday, Jan. 5, beginning at 10 a.m. at Jacksonville University in the,Phillips Fine Arts Building. Singers interested in auditioning
should call 354-5479, ext. 221 or inquire online at for audition information and to schedule an
audition appointment. Directed by Dr. Jon O. Carlson, the all-volunteer Jacksonville Symphony Chorus is comprised of singers
from throughout the community who share the spirit of singing great choral music.

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Holiday Art Camp and
Advanced Arts Workshop con-
clude Jan. 4 at the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach.
The Holiday Arts Camp is for
ages 4-9, the Advanced Art
Workshop is for ages 10-14. For
information, call 280-0614,
ext. 104, and ask for Jessica, or

A guided tour of Hanna Park,
part of the Great Florida
Birding Trail, is offered from 10
a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 8. The pro-
gram is for all ages, but some
terrain makes it inappropriate
for strollers. The park admis-
sion fee is $3 per vehicle for up
to six occupants, plus $1 per
each additional person after
the six. Participants should
meet at Parking Lot 8. For
Information, call Hanna Park
at 573-4918 or visit

Pre-registration for
Children's Workshops: Out of
School Art at the Cultural
Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is
required by Jan. 9. There will
be two sessions for ages 6
Sto 9, both of which run from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. on out-of-
school-for-kids in-service days.
.Jan. 21 will be Acting Out.
Attendees will be a film or TV

star, create a creepy monster
face with make-up or learn to
imitate their favorite movie
star. Jan. 25 will be Clowning
Around Youngsters will partici-
pate in a mini-circus work-
shop, create balloon sculp-
tures and learn, magic and
clowning skills. The cost for
each session is $40 for mem-
bers and $50 for non-mem-
bers. For information, visit or call Jessica
Ryals at 904-280-0614, ext 204.

Outdoor Observations is the
program offered from 10-11:30
a.m. Jan. 16 at Castaway Island
Preserve, 2885 San Pablo Road
South. The program, which is
for all ages, begins at the park's
education center. For informa-
tion, call 630-2489 or visit

The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus holds spring semester
auditions for children grades 2-
5 from 4-5 p.m. Jan. 17 at
Southside United Methodist
Church, 3120 Hendricks
Avenue. To schedule an audi-
tion, call 904-346-1636. For
information, visit www.jax- Darren
Dailey is the artistic and execu-
tive director of the JCC.

KIDZfACTory Workshop, a
drama workshop for grades K-
3, runs through Jan. 22 at the
Limelight Theatre, 11 Old
Mission Ave., St. Augustine.
Along with the workshop,
there also will be theatre
games. Tuition is $75. For
information, call 824-1164.

Saturday Craft Surprise is
held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the
first Saturday of each month. A
new and easy craft is offered.
The Beaches Branch Library is
at 600 Third St., Neptune
Beach. Call 241-1141 for infor-

Art Adventures on Second
Saturdays are held at the
Cummer Museum. Classes in
painting, printmaking, collage
and construction with chang-
ing themes are offered.
Youngsters can sign up for one
class or for all of them. Second
Saturday is held from 10 a.m.-
12 p.m., ages 6 to 12. The cost
to members is $10 per class; for
non-members it's $15 per class.

Adventure Landing, at 1944
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, hosts an activity for

toddlers, pre-schoolers and ele-
mentary-aged children called
Teddy Bear Thursdays. Each
Thursday, from 10-11:30 a.m.,
children can create their own
stuffed animal at Adventure
Landing's Teddy Bear Factory.
For $7.99, a child and his or
her caretaker can select an
"animal skin," then be
involved in the process of
stuffing it, naming it and issu-
ing the new stuffed animal
friend a birth certificate. Kids
and their caretakers get to ride
the Wacky Worm Family
rollercoaster, which is included
in the price. Call 246-4386 for

The Beaches Branch Library,
600 N. Third St., Neptune
Beach, offers a variety of chil-
dren's activities. For informa-
tion, call 241-1411. The classes
*Family Preschool
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10:30 a.m.
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years, Wednesdays at 10:30
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Juried exhibit Jan. 11 at Players By the Sea

ear 2008 has begun
with the announce-
ment of exciting, edu-
cational and fun events for
our art community.
Locally two new visual art
exhibits will open this
The Jacksonville Coalition
of the Visual Arts will open a
juried exhibit on Friday, Jan.
11, at Players By-The-Sea the-
The JCVA, which has been
in existence for more than
25 years, includes some of
the finest artists in the
Jacksonville area.
. This exhibit will be juried
by John Bunker, former
director of the Cummer
Museum of Art and the
Jacksonville Museum of
Contemporary Art.
A reception will be held to
meet the artists on Friday,
Jan. 11 between 6 and 8 p.m.
The exhibit will run
through Jan. 28 at106 Sixth
Street North, Jacksonville


The Atlantic Beac
Experimental Thea
show of 2008, Arth
"The Ride Down I
Morgan," has been
poned until Jan. 18
The play, .which
uled to open today
through Feb. 2. Ca]
7177 for reservation
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Players By the Sea's first
studio production of the
New Year, "Called Girl,"
starring Gretchen van Aken
Johnson of Ponte Vedra
Beach, opens next Friday,
Jan. 11.

The Cultural Center at
Atlantic Beach will open a
new exhibit of paintings by
Sean Mahan and photogra-
phy by Julio Williams on
Jan. 17 with a reception from
5 to 9 p.m.
SThe Center is located at
ND 716 Ocean Boulevard,
SE Atlantic Beach.

First Street Gallery opened
ch a new exhibit the last week
tre's first of December.
.ur Miller's "Inspirations" is the pho-.
Mt. tography of Harry Hellis
post- whose works record the land-
3. scapes of North Flbrida. First
was sched- Street Gallery is at 216-B
, will run First Street, Neptune Beach.
11 249- Call 241-6928.
ns. 0 *

The Museum of Science

and History has joined the
electronic age as it
announced this week that it
will cease sending newslet-
ters through the mail. You
can find information about
current exhibits and activi-
ties at MOSH online. To
receive the MOSH newsletter
go to: moshmember and us.e
password Mymoshnews!
* *
Jacksonville University
invites you to enjoy cultural
events on campus every
month. An exhibit of works
by the Duval County Art
Teachers will open Jan. 10
with a reception from 5 to 7
p.m. Jack Matthews, supervi-
sor of art for the Duval
County Public Schools, will
lecture at Noon on Friday,
Jan. 11. You can enjoy
Faculty Chamber Music in
Terry Concert Hall on Jan. 26
at 7:30 p.m. In February
"Grapes of Wrath" will open
in Swisher Theater. Call 256-
7345 for information on
these events.

* *
The Jacksonville
Watercolor Society will
meet Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the
FCCJ South Campus, 11901
Beach Blvd. Greta Songe will
demonstrate how she creates
her representional and
abstract art. JSCS needs vol-
unteer help for the coming
year. Contact Francesca
Tabor-miola at 273-2987 if
you can help in any capacity.

FOCUS Cummer and the
Friends of the Ponte Vedra
Library will present a pro-
gram Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 2
p.m. entitled "Current
Exhibits at the Cummer"
with Hope McMath, director
of art education at the
Cummer Museum. The pro-
gram is free and open to the

Sunday, Jan. 27, is
"Roman Life Family Day"
at the Cummer from Noon
until 5 p.m. The entire fami-
ly can enjoy art-making

activities, musical entertain-
ment and touring the antiq-
uities exhibited in "Art From
The Ashes: In Strabliano,
Exploring the Ancient
Seaside Villas of the Roman
Elite." Call 356-6857.
* *
The Jacksonville Museum
of Contemporary Art
announced its 5th "Best of
Jacksonville Party" will be
held Thursday, Jan. 17, from
6 to 9 p.m. at the museum.
Enjoy food, music and great
art. For reservations call
366-6911, ext. 214. The cur-
rent exhibit, actually five
exhibits in one, will close
Sunday, Jan. 6.
* *
On Sunday, the Beaches
Fine Arts Series will present
R. Carlos Nakai and Udi Bar
David at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's
By-the-Sea Episcopal Church
in Jacksonville Beach. This
program is free and open to
the public. The exhibiting
visual artist is Leigh Murphy
Call 270-1771.


Miller: Play opens Friday, Jan. 18

photo submitted
Stellers Gallery Annex will feature an exhibit of nationally recognized oil painter,Henry Von Genk
III in February at 200 First Street in Neptune Beach. Call 247-7200 for more details.


An art exhibit, "27 Reasons for the Season," runs through Jan. 6 at Ponte Vedra Presbyterian
Church, in the church's Bethel Gallery. The exhibit, which features Shades of Grace Artists, pres-
ents various media. It's open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and frorn 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sunday.
Ponte Vedra Presbyerian is at 4510 Palm'Valley Road. For information, call 285-8225.

Cont. from B-1
Susan Abbotson.
Felt's life is "a continuous
improvisation," the play says.,
Albeit a financial success, Felt
is emotionally bankrupt.
"I keep thinking of my father
hpw connected he was to
his life; couldn't wait to open
the store every morning and
happily count the pickles."
Undergoing a mid-life crisis,
the 54-year-old Felt takes a sec-
ond wife, while never divorc-
ing the first.
He convinces himself that
the two will never meet. "It'd
be a million-to-one shot," Felt
tells Leah, his 30-something
second wife and business part-
Felt's first wife, Theodora,
has always suspected the worst
about her husband, but refuses
to leave him and the good life
, ,he,.as, pxoyide-d fr h'rfand
their daughter, Bessie.
"Why does anyone stay
together once they've realized
who they're with," she says in
the play.
Felt is a fatalist who fears fly-
ing but takes up pilot training
because he believes "he
deserves to crash."
His sexual hunger clouds his
every judgment. He imagines a
"red river of taillights gliding
down Park Avenue on a win-
ter's night and all those silky
white thighs crossing inside
those heated limousines."
"Can there be a sexier vision
in the world? Felt says.
Miller, who was married
three times, including to
Marilyn Monroe from 1956-61,
premiered the play in London
in 1991, with Tom Conti in the
lead role. Patrick Stewart


Snow and Ice in Forecast
The St. Augustine
Amphitheatre will be a Winter
Wonderland through Jan. 6.
*The first real outdoor ice
skating rink in St. Augustine's
history is open daily from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. and each night
from 6-10 p.m. It costs $8 to
skate and $2 to rent skates. Call
904-471-1965 to schedule pri-
vate or group lessons.
*Theatre Saint Augustine
presents its original adaptation
of O. Henry's "Gift of the
Magi." The presentation runs
through Jan. 6. Showtimes are
7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, with matinees at 2
p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The
cost is $5.
*It snows every night at 9
p.m. Magic snow can be pur-
chased to throw at one anoth-
*Sleigh rides are $10 for
adults and $4 for children.
Sleighs glide past southern red
cedar, magnolia, and oak trees
adorned in holiday lights with
views of Notina's Pond.
*Who can build the best elf
house? Contestants can show-
case an elf house in the elf vil-
lage. Creative freedom is
encouraged. Houses are 8x10
feet with a'4-foot door.
'Fire pits for smores, hot
chocolate, apple cider, home-
made cookies and a wide vari-
ety of food and holiday treats
will be available throughout
"Winter Wonderland."
Winter Wonderland family
passes are $60 and include 10
skating passes.

played Felt in a 2000 Broadway
The play has gone through a
few rewrites, and now is more
of a comedy-drama.
In 2005, the year Miller died
at age 89, actor Michael
Douglas purchased the movie
rights to "The Ride Down Mt.
It's easy to see why Douglas
was attracted to the play.
In 1987, Douglas won an
Oscar for his portrayal of
demonic corporate raider
Gordon Gekko in "Wall
Felt and Gekko have a lot in
common. And they both get
their due in the end.
SDel Austin will direct the
ABET version, which opens at 8
p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan.
18 and 19, at the Adele Grage
Cultural Center, 716 Ocean
SBlvd., Atlantic Beach.
The show runs through Feb.

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dance tunes from .9 p.m. to 2 Jacksonville Beach, 242-9499.
a.m. He is joined by DJ Wes Cloud Nine followed by Jimmy
Reed spinning 80's, remixes and Solari every Wednesday. Spade
mash-ups from 10 p.m. until McQuade plays every Sunday.
Acoustic rock with Charlie Fly's Tie, 177 E. Sailfish Dr.,
Walker, Funktion and Acme in Atlantic .Beach,. 246-4293.
the main bar every Wednesday. Songwriter's- night with Seth
Thursday night is ladies night! Ramsdill every Tuesday. Reggae
-All-ladies drink for free 10 p.m. with Pili Pill every Wednesday.
to 1 a.m. $2 Miller Light and $3 The Wes Cobb Band is. in
cocktails are offered while DJ Thursdays. Mystic Dino and the
Infader and DJ Wes Reed spin 420 Band are in Sundays.
hip,hop and retro. Happy Hour
'is Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. Freebird Live, 200 N. 1st St.,
to 7 p.m. with two-for-one cock- Jacksonville Beach, 246-BIRD.
tails and $1 off all sushi rolls in 'Saturday, Jan. 5 General
the newly opened sushi bar. TSO'S Fury, Ampleforth and
More information available at Commonplace play an all ages and show. Tickets available at the door. More ticket and more per-
formance information is avail-
Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave. able at
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246-
9874. DJs and female imperson- Ocean Club, 401 1st Street
ators weekly. North, Jacksonville Beach.
Tonight ard every Friday is
Bukkets Oceanfront features ladies night with no cover
live music from local artists charged. $3 Smimoffs all night.
from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every DJ Wes Reed spins hip hop,
Friday and Saturday. dance, electro and remixes in

the OC Bliss room. DJ George
Torres spins your favorite Top
40 songs in the Tiki Bar.
- Every Saturday the Infader
spins Top 40 music and Mash
Ups. Live music and UFC pay-
per-view in the OC liquor store.
$12 premium cocktail pitchers
and $15 premium L.I.T. pitchers
are offered. $2 Miller Lights all
night. NFL tickets are available
all day in the OC liquor store on
Enjoy industry standard
Sunday nights with: DJ Capone
spinning dance and live video
inuiAD O Blisslifonely;spinning ,
rock & roll in the,'OC liqubr'
store and Pili Pili playing live
reggae oceanfront in the Tiki
Bar. $1 wells and $3 premiums
offered. More information avail-
able at
Paco's Mexican Grill, 331 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach, 208-
5097, Live music .is offered
every Friday and Saturday
begining at 9:30 p.m. NFL and
college game day specials with
$.99 drafts and $1.99 margaritas
on game days.

The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville .Beach. Jocelyn &
the Geronimos host Karaoke-A-
Go-Go every Tuesday. Service
industry drink specials offered,
$2 premiums, drafts, bottles and
house wines. Everybody else
drinks $3 wells and $2 domestic
drafts. All sushi rolls are $1 off.
Cliff's at the Beach, 1401
Atlantic Blvd., Neptune Beach..
Karaoke every Wednesday and


Willie Nelson
This versatile, eclectic, rather wanderlust
country crossover star known for his classic
ballads performs at the Florida Theatre
Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices
range from $53 -to $71. More, information
available at

Beaches Fine Arts
The Beaches Fine Arts Series presents
Native-American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and
Jewish cellist Udi Bar-David at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday at St. Paul's By The Sea Episcopal
Church, 1150 5th Street N., Jacksonville
-Beach. The art of Leigh Murphy is on dis-
play. Admission is free. Call 270-1771 for
Classical Concert Series
A free classical music concert is presented
at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month
at the plaza inside the Historic Cafe, 24
Cathedral Place, St. Augustine.. Call 687-
1403 for information.

Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
is held at 9:30 p.m..every
Monkey's Uncle Tavern,
1850 3rd Street S., Jacksonville
Beach. Karaoke every Tuesday,
Wednesday, Saturday and
Sunday with a contest at 11
p.m. every other Thursday.
Spare Time Tavern and
Grille,r 1728 3rd St. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. Karaoke
every Wednesday.

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Vacant land
512 Marshview Dr. westerly
view of the Intracoastal $385,000
Pine Island Dr. easterly view of
the Intracoastal $265,000
St. Augustine 2 lots located on
Avenue C $50,000 each

Office Space
1927 Rogero Road
MLS #407887 $187,500

515 Penman Rd Jacksonville
Beach, 3/2 Large Kitchen and
Laundry Room Ready to move
in MLS #376039 $270,000
142 Solona Cay 2/2 on Lake
MLS #404922 $225,000
123 Ocean Course Dr, Ponte
Vedra On PV Ocean Course Golf
Course Includes 2 buildable
lots in addition to house
MLS #391326 $1,900,000
1201 Ruth Ave, Jacksonville
Beach Oversized corner lot
MLS #391325 $245,500
1906 St. Johns Bluff Rd
3/1 on large corner lot
MLS #404937 $197,500
70A Dolphin Blvd, Ponte Vedra
2/2, with Bonus room Move in
today MLS #408429 $255,900

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75x400, $759,000. New dock and bulk-
head. 881-8590.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
water; 966 Pioneer Dr., $59,000,
GUANA PRESERVE Lot, cleared 1/2
acre with 10,000 acre backyard. Giant
oaks and magnolias. Magnolia Hammock
water and sewer. 1257 Neck Rd.
$395,000. (904)285-4545.

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Sweeping, panoramic views, 3700sf, lap
pool, cul-de-sac. Modern designers home,
400sf in-law suite, 4000sf decks & cov-
ered patios. First $975,000. MLS#393428.

Jax Bch, 3/2, Ig den, hardwood floors, new
carpet, W/D. Lg corner lot. Ready to move
in! $299,000. (904)553-2918.
ATL BCH WEST $167,500, 3/2, 1000sf,
w/fenced backyard, mosaic kitchen coun-
ter, wood laminate floors, new toilets, new
Qink nofJC lai hnm, 11AAie *HihiqmU

SBO, N, 3R2BA +office. ovel sks, perIect starterl IIIhome 114 bisciU
FSBO, NB, 3BR/2A +office. overly Street. Split floorplan. 923-2097.
beach home, all white brick. Many up-
dates and amenities, 2254sf. NEAR MAYPORT, lease/ purchase/ trade,
MLS#376506. $414,900, 1106 HA4IlefDr. 4/2, 1900sf, remodeled, $1500/mo. or
' -t'85,"f "-0838l 'Wt"feer-" $233,500 OBO, Independent Brokers &
r . ..... 1.. ...... M Associates, 247-4333 or 710-3111.

IaLE OF Pralms, 15OUUS, 3/2, itoal renova-
tion, $215,000. Will help with closing
costs. (904)509-9071, Tim.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, 5 blocks to beach.
Call for details. $329,900. (904)219-1276.
SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$141,900, 994-0016,434-7219.
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $275,000. (904)686-
COUNTRY LIVING, 5 miles from the
beach. Lovely, small, renovated home on
private, rustic property. Best of both
worlds. $145K. (904)565-9919.
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.
$50,000 remodel. New roof, kitchen cabi-
nets; carpet, Travertine floors, crown
molding granite countertops. $249,900.

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.
NEAR MAYO, 3/2, 1800sf, $258,000
OBO, Independent Brokers & Associates,
Inc., 247-4333 or 710-3111.
5BR/4BA, Beautiful executive home,-
oversized 2 car garage, hot-tub, swimming
pool MLS#393567, $629,900. (904)307-
42 SAILFISH Dr, PVB. 1700sf. home,
with 3BR/2BA. New air/ New carpet. Large
remodeled Florida room. $269,900. Call
appointment only. Fenced yard, hot tub,
storage building. All for $360,000.
(904)866-8720 or (904)686-4960.
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Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate

4BR/3BA builders custom home. 2985sf,
formal office, dining room & master suite,
beautiful landscaping & pool, Ig scr. lanai.
2.5 car gar. Listen to the ocean and walk
to the beach from this quiet cul-de-sac
home in newer neighborhood. Will consid-
er lease purchase. $699,000. 4% co-op.

WATERFRONT, 1 acre, Holiday Harbor
(off San Pablo Rd.); 5 minutes to beach;
3000sf, 4/3, huge pool, floating dock, 100'
bulkhead, $890,000, (904)509-9071, Tim.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3000sqft., 4/2.5, for-
mal living &' dining, open floor plan,
screened pool, family neiglibortf d;t
$525,000, 422-0771,

ATLANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet cul-
de-sac. Great location. Priced to sell. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $289,000
PONTE VEDRA BEACH 2/2 Seahawk Condo. Pool, tennis courts. Great location. $202,500
MAYPORT IANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', new carpet. Nr Mayport Naval Station. $114,900

MAYPORT IANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', upgrades, new carpet. $725 mth
ATLANTIC BEACH 3/2 Seminole Rd area. Fireplace, double garage, fenced back yard on quiet
cul-de-sac. Great location. Call Joe Floyd 219-7638 to view. Photos on web. $1,375 mth
HIDDEN COVE 3/2 1542sq' home. Near Mayport Naval Station. Small pets Ok $1,175 mth

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Downsizing or second
homes, this house offers it
all. Wood and tile floors,
granite countertops in
kitchen, enclosed sunroom
& screened patio on pond.
$559,900, Molly Kelly
Extraordinary moldings,
coffered 20' clgs, 4BR,
5BA, library, office. Brick
exterior. Excellent lagoon
to golf cul-de-sac. Awe-
some outdoor living area.
$2,195,000 Joyce Reesh
With 385' panoramic view
on marsh (2 lots). 50'.boat
slip in basin, navigable.
boat dock. ICF con-
struction. Gazebo & sep-
arate guest house. 8,000sf
$3,890,000. Marilyn Longhi
Prime lot in the Ponte
Vedra Blvd oceanfront
estates section. Natural
homesile situated.on high
dune. Magnificent tree
canopy. Gorgeous beach.
$3,800,000. Bob Kroner
Lakefront, 4BR, 3.5BA,
plus downstairs library.
Pavered courtyard entry.
3CG, marble floors, granite
tops, screened pool &
lanai. A must seel.
.$949,000. Donia Tyner
Atlantic Blvd. location.
Large family room, kitchen
w/breakfast and eat-in
area. Lge fenced yard.
Clubhouse with pool &
playground. $229,000.
Kelly Blackburn
4BR/4.5BA w/rooftop spa.
3 stories, ocean views.
Quality construction, high
end finishes. Ready for
your personalization. Call
for plans and specs.
$3,150,000. Valerie Shaw
Absolutely wonderful 6BR,
5BA plus office home on
lakefront lot. Like new
condition. This 3,306sf
home offers a very flexible.
great floor plan. $849,900.
Susan Fort

Offered by original owner
with a fabulous view.
Watch the golfers from
delightful screened porch.
Low maint 3BR/2BA, great
room, FP & web bar. 2CG.
$479,000. Joyce Reesh
In Marsh Landing. Open &
bright, great room with cast
stone FP. high clgs, granite
tops, stone splashes. 4 or
5BR/4BA. 3CG. 2,888sf.
$689,000. Jayne Hoffman
and Michelle Floyd
Custom, open & bright
w/wall of glass to enjoy
golf-water view. Ideal flow
to entertain. True outdoor
living w/huge screen pool &
cook center. 4/BR/4BA.
$1,249.000. Joyce Reesh
Renovated 3BR/3BA town
home in Sawgrass CC.
Stainless steel apples,
granite c-tops, mahogany
wood firs & hot tub.
$715,000. Kim Martin-
Fisher and Belk Ingram
Breathtaking walls of glass
facing the ICW and marsh.
Dock on deep water tidal
creek, screened pool &
spa, oak floors. 4BR.
4.5BA home. $1,425,000.
Jayne Hoffman
Ground floor, comer unit,
3BR/3BA, lake view Gra-
nite c-top & ss apples, wine
cooler, FP & screened
lanail Serenata BC mem-
bership ncl. $635,000.
Kim Martin-Fisher
Cleared and ready to build
your dream home in S. Jax
Beach. Permits for up to 3
stories and 4,200sf.
Architectural plans avail-
able separate from sale.
$1.850,000. Valerie Shaw
Ground floor, SE comer,
3BR/3BA. Never lived in,
tons of upgrades w/ Sere-
nata Beach Club member-
ship. SS appliances and
morel $585,000. Klm

2BR/2.5BA with screen
porch facing lagoon. Tile
floors on main floor. All
appliances & security
system Incl. Near tennis,
pool & shops. $198,000.
Suzanne Cerll-Arnett
2BR/2BA, 1,614sf condo
w/wide panoramic views &
great elevation. Spect-
acular sunrises & cool
ocean breezes from wrap
around porch. $845,000.
Kinm Martin-Flsher
Spectacular, 24x24 Traver-
tine floors, Emerald Pearl
granite, custom cherry
cabinets, gourmet kitchen,
splash pool and spa.
3BR/2eA. $597,500.
Michelle Floyd
On quiet cul-de-sac,
lagoon setting, short
distance to ocean. The Inn
& Club & The Lodge.
Custom design & high end
finishes. A perfect 101
$1,350,000. Valerie Shaw
Walk to the beach from this
4BR/3.5BA, 3,679sf home
located in Sawgrass Country
Club. Wide open floor plan,
screened in pool located on a
large shaded lot. A must seel
$999,999. im Martin-Flsher
4BR/4BA, study/card room
& 2 extra sitting rooms.
Very private guest area.
One level living with pool
and lots of storage.
$1,000,000. Gypsy
Alexander- Judy Smith
Custom built 3BR/2.5BA +
study on 2 lots. Open floor
plan for entertaining. All
rooms open to pool with
lush gardens. Close to
clubs $850,000. Suzanne
1BR/1BA condo, fully fur-
nished. Perfect Invest-
ment, 2ra home or beach
get-a-way. No rental
minimum. Low fees incl
water/sewer. $349,000.
Dennis DeSimone

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& Value"
:nt to pristine Guana St. Prk. (bit of
ate Vedra Beach. Enjoy leisurely 2
lkway. 4BR/4BA, pool, hot tub, 2"d
pprox. 3400 sq.ft.

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GOLF COURSE HOME MLS# 404652 Build your dream home in
MIS#4029023BR/3BA,2story,stonefloors beautiful Ponte Vedra. Double lot is
& fireplace-glassed sunroom. 2-car garage- 120x140. Could be sold separately with
granitecountertops-openfloorplan-lite&Brite! xl $ ,
$445,000 285-1800 acceptable offer. $675,000 241-2417
MIS# 371570 Just 5 minutes to the beach! MLS# 369385 Lovely 3BR/2.5BA,
Picture perfect 4BR/3BA home is light, bright 1925 SF with open patio, garage w/AC,
& airy w/screened lanai, many upgrades, gas split open floor plan. Close to ocean.
FP,lots oftile,freshpaint, 3-cargarage & more! $279,500 241-2417
$465,000 285-1800
MIS#397251BeautifulMediterraneanhome MLS# 390043 4BR/3BA with 2880 SF.
on landscaped lot overlooking fairway. Bright Oversized family room, kitchen w/ Corian,
livable luxury. 4BR/4BA + bonus & 3-car butler's pantry, 3 car garage, mature lot with
garage. Owner/agent $899,000 285-1800 lake views. $499,900.241-2417
MLS# 401905 Elegantly appointed 3BR/MLS# 394413 BR/3.5BA. Lads of
2,5BA townhome w/htd & cooled FL room S# 394413 5BR3.5BA Loads of
addition, upstairs porch off of master, wood fls upgrades. Stunning gourmet kitchen w/
in LR & DR area, new appliances that convey, granite. Rich hardwood floors & travertine
& community pool, clubhouse &tennis courts. marble throughout. A must see! $949,000
$228,900285-1800 241-2417
MARSH ANDIN CC MLS# 399365 4BR/3BA 2-story concrete
MIS#405923 This gorgeous wooded estate 5 blk home on the 3rd green in Q.H. LR w/
acre lot is over 3.9 acres of upland with the
remainder devoted to wetland preservation & glass FP,FRDR, bonus/game room,library/
wild life habitat. $1,500,000 285-1800 office, & screened lanai with fabulous heated
VACANT AND pool/spa. $979,000 241-2417
MIS#407145 Gorgeous homesite, stream& FABULOUS WA'ERFRONJ II0OME
beautiful hardwoods, magnolias & ancient MLSt 406526 4BR/4BA hm w/ wood firs
palms. Adjoining 45+/- acres also available for & tile, gourmet kit, huge screened lanai w/
sale. $850,000 285-1800 heated pool. 15'x18' dock with water &
HIIE o electric, 9000 lb boat lift. Move-in ready.
MIS# 403907 Gorgeous pool & spa home, $1,097,000 241-2417
this4BR + bonus & 4BAhome with3-cargarage
is immaculate & sits on a lovely lot on a pond PONIE VEDR4 HOI E
with fountain. Low maintenance& CC& beach ,OSE TO OCEAN
club lifestyle. $799,000 285-1800 MLS# 395419 2BR/2BA patio home
AlIANIC BEACH duplex in good condition with low
MLS# 408851 Old world Mediterranean maintenance. $219,900 241-2417
charm in a custom home w/breathtaking ocean MYF 0 M ODEL HOEH
views. 3BR/3BA, gourmet kitchen, grand master
suite w/FP, courtyard & rooftop balcony. MLS# 383245 Just minutes to the beach!
$1,395,000 285-1800 4BR/2BA, granite, new sink & fixtures,
IMERLIN RPRC PERFECI1ON master with garden tub and separate shower.
MIS# 402232 Immaculate Howard White $237,900 241-2417
lakefront home shows like a model! It features STEPS TO TE OCE4N!
2,553 SF, 4BR/3BA screened lanai, & 2 car MLS# 399693 Great beach condo with
garage. $465,000 285-1800 2BR/2BA, 1168 SF, & living/dining
OCFANFRON IN combination. $199,000 241-2417
MLS# 403278 Cape Cod4BR/3BA on 75'lot, OCEANRO CO ND
furnished cottage-style decor, multi-level MLS# 401859 Totally renovated 4BR/
deckingw/picnictable &benches, Istlevelroom 2.5BA, 1754SF, generous flrpln, stone firs,
for 6, total home sleeps 14 comfortably, wood granite, S/S appls, 2 AC units, hurricane
firs & 2-car garage, great home or rental! shutters, 2balconies & asundeck. $925,000
$999,000 285-1800 241-2417
MIS# 366972 Built by Fleming family from MLS# 382527 Upgrades galore! New air
original plans of 1938 NY World's Fair house, handler, ceramic & wood firs, updated
beautifully restored & situated on over 2 acres lighting & baths. Views from kitchen, master
w/193 FT on river, 3BR/3BA, pool, 350' dock & living room. $599,000 241-2417
& IBR/IBAguesthouse.$1,850,000285-1800 I n ni
MARSH LANDIN SERENII MLS# 406191 Exceptional new custom
MLS# 381824 Beautifully-appointed Dave -S# 406191 Exceptional new custom
Wilson 5BR/5.5BA home w/bonus, library & 4BR/3.5BA, 3240 SF, marble granite &
screened & heated pool w/waterfall spa, offers wood throughout. Elevator, gourmet
expansive marsh views on private cul-de-sac. kitchen, private balconies, & pool w/ hot
Don't miss this w/exquisite details throughout tub/spa. A must see! $1,995,000 241-2417
the home. $1,999,999 285-1800
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This homeis situated on a double lot This charming brick home in Old
on the most private street in Seaview Ponte Vedra has been recently
Park within easy walking distance of renovated. Nestled among stately
the beach! It features over 1,900 trees, it offers water-to-golf views, two
square feet, three bedrooms, two bedrooms, two full and one half bath,
baths, a aide-entry.two-car garage, a study, a spacious family room with
pol and a eautifl yard. $599,00 a gas fireplace and built-ins and a
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Rare find, 3BR/2BA, garage, low associa-
tion fees for yard & pool, $199,900. Kay
Hewings, Magnolia Properties, (904)553-

806-A 3rd St Neptune Beach
Neptune Beach Lots w/Dock
permits in hand. From
"Sunset View" with tidal water
access. Great for small boats
and jet ski's. From $649,000
3 New Subdivisions at the
Beaches. Lots start at $239,900
3 contiguous separately platted
lots in Vilano Beach. Green
water, Gold coquina and
Spectacular sunrises.
Custom home building on your
lot or ours. Best lot selection at
the Beach. 20 years experience
building at the Beach.
Call Steve Jarrett @
904-591-5914 mobile
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sider lease option. 6mo.+. Owner/ Agent.
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
PVB, OCEAN Grovel 1BR/1BA,
fireplace, full amenities, beach access. Fi-
nancing available. $129,900. 226-3968.
beach, Rent to own, $175,000.
FOR SALE or Rent: 2BR/2BA, rare 3rd
floor at Palms at Marsh Landing w/garage.
Recent upgrades and washer/ dryer.
$269,500 or $950/mo. No brokers.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, 12th floor,
luxury, 2BR/2BA, garage. $550,000 will
co-op.. Call (904)476-7548.
2BR/2BA w/bonus room, new carpet,
CH&A, fenced yard. Near ocean and Han-
na Park. 1158 Songbird Lane. $114,900.
280-2728, excellent rental history Iv. msg.

View our Open House schedule at
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RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate

Work in Jacksonville? Gas too costly?
Tired of the 20 to 45 minute drive? Need
some place to stay during the work week?
Only $125K to own this nearly new condo
near Beach Blvd. and Southside Blvd. The
answer to your needs. 2BR/2BA, split bed-
rooms, kitchen fully equipped, laundry
room, W/D. Buy for yourself or share with
a friend. Surround sound, hardwood floors
in bedrooms, tile in other rooms. 2 full-size
closets, screened lanai, private 3rd floor
location. Take a break and enjoy your life
free from commutes. Serious inquiries on-
ly. Attn: J Edwards, P.O. Box 17334,
Jacksonville, FL 32245.
PVB- OCEAN Grove, 2BR/2BA, garage,
beach access, lake view, 1070sf. FSBO,
will sacrifice for $199,500. 904-221-8458.
2/1 top floor, corner unit, tiled balcony with
great views. Elevator, pool and storage,
325,000. Owner/Agent. 887-7053.

411 South 1st St. #201

the answer to your home financing needs.
As a licensed mortgage broker business,
we give you access to premier national
sources of money so why use a'single, lo-
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NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
efficiency. Lease, deposit. $650/mo.

1.5 blocks to ocean, studio, 1 & 2BR apts.
Pool & laundry room, $590/mo. & up.
241-2781 or 237-0552.
BRAND NEW Townhome 3/2.5, 1 car gar.
11563 Summer Tree Rd., off St. Johns
Bluff. $1200/mo. 860-1690,
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, garage,
WDHU, five (blocks to Town Center &
beach, $1200/mo., (904)742-6423.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 126 Bay St. 2nd floor,
2BR, vaulted ceilings, beautiful inside, off-
street parking. $1295/mo. 612-8868.

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2BR/2BA, MAYPORT Landing Town-
home, end unit. $750/mo. +$700/dep.
280-2728 Iv. msg.

NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RD! Huge 2/1 du-
plex, top floor, 1200sf, all professional
hardwood flooring, diningroom, livingroom,
WDHU, CH/A, huge fenced yard, parking
for 2-3 cars. Home warranty. Lowest rent
since 1989, $1030/mo.+ 247-3191.
JAX BEACH- short/ long term, 1 & 2 bed-
room apts, fumished/ unfumished, No
pets, $725- $1100/mo. 246-3130.
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.
SAWGRASS CC, Northgate, 2BR/2BA,
2100sf., 2 car garage. Fireplace. Water to
golf view. $1800/mo. Call Susan
ATLANTIC BEACH Apt. 1 block to ocean,
Ig 1BR/2BA, all appliances included, A/C.
No pets. $1200/mo. with utility allowance
+$600/dep. Avail. 1/1/08. 241-5002 or
241-8228 after 6pm.
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
house, 1/2 block from ocean, garage,
$1500/mo. Call Rich 476-8521.
ceramic tile floors, CH&A, laundry room,
patio, fenced yard, 1 yr. lease, no pets,
$950/mo. discounted rent, 993-1114,
OCEANFRONT 3/2, Jax Bch, newly reno-
vated w/ pool, $1800/mo. (904)246-7677.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3BR/1BA apartment,
laundry room, CH&A, convenient to May-
port, 247-7641.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1332 Main St.,
2BR/1.5BA duplex, $700/mo., 891-0606.
2BR/1BA APARTMENT in JB. Convenient
location, 9 blocks to beach. W/D included.
$760/mo. (904)246-6592.
home, fenced backyard, bonus room, tile
floor downstairs. 1255 Mayport Landing
Dr. $775/mo. +$700/dep. 280-2728 Iv
large loft, pool. No pets. $895/mo. +dep.
853-6005, 982-4932.
ATLANTIC BEACH off Mayport Rd. 2BR/
1.5BA, CH/A, $750-$800/mo. 294-5622.
4 BLOCKS to ocean, 220 4th St. S.
.$500/mo. 904-891-0606.
2BR TOWNHOUSE, 5 blocks from ocean.
$785/mo. Call John (904)813-9723.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references,'$750- $795/mo, 222
4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/1BA, completely
renovated. $1200/mo, garage w/ washer &
dryer, small fenced backyard, 2 blks to
ocean, 247-8516.
JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $1195/mo.,
655-5367, 803-3099.

Modern 2BR/1BA, tile, berber, W/D, dish-
washer, upstairs. $1095/mo. Available
1/1/08. 333-8462, Harrigan Properties.




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Homes, condos and

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

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

ATLANTIC BEACH, newly renovated,
2BR/1.5BA TH, w/direct beach access,
$1750/mo, (904)234-5565.
neighborhood, available 2/1, $635/mo. in-
cludes some utilities. Credit check/ refer-
ences required. No pets. 241-2857.
NORTH JAX Beach, 2BR/1BA upstairs, 1
year lease, no pets. No W/D hookup,
$800/mo., $800/dep. 329-3 North 14th
Ave Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.

ATLANTIC BEACH, East of Mayport Rd.,
3BR/2BA, 2 living rooms, wood floor, fire-
place, WDHU, fenced yard; $1100/mo.,
W ATLANTIC Beach, 633 Stocks Street.
Clean, move-in ready, 3BR/2BA, W/D.
Screened patio, privacy fence, pets OK.
$1225/mo. +security. 373-0492.
NEAR HANNA Park- 3BR/2BA 1100sf,
fenced back yard, 1 car garage, No pets.
$1000/mo., + security. 553-9890.

SOUTH JAX Beach, 2BR/2BA; four blocks
to beach; one car garage; furnished or un-
furnished; W/D included, $1000/mo., 407-
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, re-
cently remodeled, tile floors, jacuzzi tub,
large fenced yard, lawn service. No pets,
$1750/mo., 249-2921.
MARSH LANDING, executive 4BR/ 2.5BA
home. 3 car gar., totally renovated, granite
in kitchen & baths. $2495/mo. 537-4083.

.-......-1--. .- ATLANTIC BEACH West/ Oak Harbor,
NEPTUNE BEACH, 1 block to ocean, 3BR/2BA, family room, fireplace. Must 2/1 JAX Bch home, 8 blocks to beach.
2BR, sun porch, hardwood floors, CH/A, See! $1250/mo. 612-8868. Fenced yard. $1095/mo. Owner/ realtor
WDHU. $950/mo. (904)398-0470. 0qA 14 D ,,= ,,h / In (904)465-3053.

lease, No pets, W/D, $1000/mo, $1000
deposit. 918A 1st Street (between Bay &
Pine). Call 591-1218 or 246-8970.
2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Beach,
2BR/1BA. $800/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.
CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
2BR/1BA. $725/mo., 1BR/1BA $600/mo.,
apt., across from ocean, Jax Beach,
$1000/mo. Available now, 962-5035.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
NORTH JAX Beach, 1BR $615/mo., 2BR
$715/mo. 1 block to Ocean. Pool. No
pets. (904)249-5368.
Large 2BR/2BA, enormous, private,
fenced patio with fruit trees, indoor stor-
age room, WDHU, dishwasher, clerestory
window in LR, skylights both bathrooms,
ceramic tile floors. $1250/mo. 993-2555
SIMPLE LIFESTYLE, convenient to every.
thing, three blocks from the beach, 1BR,
$600/mo. All utilities included. 803-9270.
NEPTUNE BCH 2BR/1BA, deck, garage,
includes water, $1250/mo, no dogs,
463-0222, 465-2653
4 BLOCKS from ocean. S. Jax Bch, 2BR/
1BA, $750/mo. 514-4229. Broker/owner.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
3BR/ 2.5BA plus loft townhouse in Atlantic
Bch. Newly renovated. $980/mo.,
$800/dep. 422-6747.
NEPTUNE BCH. 2150 Florida Blvd.
2BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
fenced back yard, credit.check, No Cats/
Non-smoking. $800/mo. (904)221-5833.
JAX BEACH, 4 blocks to ocean, clean,
2BR/1BA, CH&A, ceiling fans, dishwash-
er, NO PETS. $760/mo. +$650/sec. dep.
Immediate occupancy. Ref's and credit
check required w/$25 application fee.
614 4th St. N. 254-7644.

91 I /-Lve. x x 1 I. fb(_ II m>
$875/mo. plus dep. 220-5797.
3BR/ 2BA, 2 car gar. 119 37th Ave. S.,
Jax Bch. $1900/mo. (904)536-8268
PONTE VEDRA/ Palm Valley, beautiful,
large, private, 4BR/3BA, plus bonus room,
2-car garage, w/many amenities.
$1600/mo. 860-1690.
JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard,
$1400/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044.
NEPTUNE BEACH townhouse; 1.5 blocks
to ocean, 226A South St., 2BR/2.5BA +of-
fice, WDHU, garage. No smokers,
$1400/mo., ,49-0073.
House w/ fenced yard, 2BR/ 1BA,
screened porch, eat-in kitchen, livingroom,
diningroom. Short term considered.
$1350/mo. 607-2794.
618 9TH Ave. N. 3BR/1BA, CH&A,
fenced yard, $925/mo. 891-0606.
NEPTUNE BCH 116 Lora St., large
3BR/2BA, 1/2 block to ocean. Deck, no
dogs $1950/mo. 463-0222 or 465-2653.
50% OFF 1st month- Jax Beach: walk to
Seabreeze Elementary- 3/2 +bonus, fire-
place, fenced back yard, 200sf, $1650 and
Kensington: 3/2, fireplace, great yard,
1665sf, $1200. Also, South Hampton:
4/2- 2300sf, $1575. Realty Executives:
ICW WEST, marsh front, two story, Cape
Cod brick, 3BR/2BA, deck, hot tub; gor-
eous views; immaculate. $1300/mo. Call
ATLANTIC BCH/ Mayport, 3 BR, new ap-
pliances, W/D, fenced yard, carport, very
nice, $1100/mo, 233-1346.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl. Available 1/1/08. Avail for
showing now. Call 476-5071 for an appt.

1511 4TH St. N.- 2BR/1BA apartment. In-
cludes washer/ dryer $800/mo.
posit. No Pets. 742-6940.
1/1, CH/A, ceramic tile floors, very clean.
1/2 block to beach. $800/mo., lyr lease,
sec. dep. $800, credit check. 116 14th
Ave. S. 246-3878. -
N. JAX BCH, 304, 4th Ave. N. Small, cute
1BR/1BA, tile throughout, great location.
Water & hot water included, laundry avail-
able, $700/mo. 434-4499.

PONTE VEDRA- spaceous 3/2 in Dolphin
Cove, garage, fenced yard & laundry.
$1250/mo. 280-5142.
515 MYRA St., NB, 3/2, $1500/mo. One
year lease. 535-7356.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 395 Bouy Lane; new-
ly remodeled; 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. $1400/mo., 710-7665.
PVB/ L'Atrium. 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage,
lawn maintenance included. Community
pool/ tennis. 993-3658.
PONTE VEDRA- nice, clean,. 3BR/2BA,
garage, very private, maintenance free,
pets ok, $1200/mo. 241-4750.
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.
'JAX BCH, 708 14th Ave. S., 3BR/ 2BA,
arage, fenced, refrig., stove, oven.
1400/mo. (904)536-4774.
S. JAX BCH, 4 blocks from ocean,
3BR/1.5BA, CH&A, $1200/mo. Pets limit-
ed to 30lbs. 411 S. 10th Ave. 514-4229.
Broker/ Owner.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 5 Blocks to Ocean.
3BR/2.5BA, sunroom, fireplace, fenced
yard, carport, $1350/mo., (904)246-4856.
painted, carpeted, WDHU, fenced yard.
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RD! 2/1 duplex,
1200sf., hardwood, diningroom, WDHU,,
huge fenced yard, $1030/mo. +dep.
THE WOODS gated Subdivision.
4BR/2.5BA, split bedrooms, inground
pool, fenced yard. Pets OK w/dep.
$1800/mo. +sec. dep. 12mo. lease.
rage, fireplace, pool, yard service, yr.
lease, $1250/mo. 404-290-4919, just ren-
3BR 2BA, Ig fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze. $1300/mo. 247-5334.
JAX BEACH, 1103 5th Ave. S. 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, WDHU, $875/mo. +deposit, 220-
SOUTH JAX Beach. 3BR/1.5BA, 6 blocks
to ocean. $1300/mo. 710-5200.
ATLANTIC BCH, large 4BR/2BA, eat-in
kitchen, fenced backyard, WDHU, new
paint. $1275/mo. (904)571-5517.
PONTE VEDRA Pool Home, spacious
3/2.5 on large lot, east of A1A, walk to
beach, $1900/mo. +deposit, lawn and pool
care included. (904)607-6143.
GOLF COURSE Community, Windsor
Park. 3/2, $1375/mo. OBO (lawn service
included). Pets OK. (904)477-2404.
JAX BEACH Pool Home, 4 blocks from
ocean, 3/2, W/D. $1300/mo. Non smoking
home, some pet limitations. 534-4835.
see craigslist for photos
ISLE OF Palms, JB, 3/2, 2 car garage
$1395/mo. + deposit. 759-2349.

TEACHER LOOKING for a neat, inexpen-
sive room or cottage at beach. I do not
party. I am quiet. 451-0645.
WA TE~J ., RENT-( Oerfpt'(gndq
S3B R/2-3 early i'as. fleeds, 9aplia;r-
ces, W/D, pool, prefer gated. 219-1638.
MATURE FEMALE Seeking room in PVB
area, approx. $400/mo. 904-236-9699.

PONTE VEDRA, 2/2 Ocean Grove,
$1050/mo. Top Sell Realty 270-0222.
Seascape 3/2 w/60;. balcony, 7th floor
w/great view, W/D, newly remodeled. No
pets. $2000/mo. 386-5008.
2/2 CONDO, PV Bch, gated w/ amenities.
Call 294-6940.
3BR/1.5BA, IN Mayport. Newly remod-
eled. $900/mo. 334-5421.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1BA, hardwood floors,
one year old, $1100/mo., 655-8686.
sider lease option. 6mo.+. Owner/ Agent.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, w/garage, fire-
place, pool, fitness, new carpet, great
location.. $1000/mo., (904)246-8397.
FREE RENT until 2008, luxurious
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. Only $825/mo.
JAX BEACH, Jardin de Mer. Spacious,
3BR/2BA, upper unit, fireplace, garage, all
appliances including W/D. $1150/mo.
No pets, A1A Realty Services. 249-8855.
J. B. newer 3/2, garage, fireplace, consid-
er lease option, 6 month plus, $1250/mo,
JAX BEACH Condo, 2BR/2BA, 1.5 blocks
to beach, recently renovated, $1300/mo.,
OLD PV, new 1 BR/1BA condo, full ameni-
ties, $1000/mo, 220-6244.
ICW, 1BR/1BA condo, $790/mo. Available
now. Wood floors & stainless appliances.
W/D included. (904)537-4714.
Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA new luxury condo
w/ garage. Vaulted ceilings, washer/ dryer,
pool & fitness. Only $1200/mo. (904)472-
OCEAN FRONT furnished 2/2, pool con-
sider lease option, 463-7343.
BRAND NEW, 3BR/3.5BA, looking over
Intracoastal.. Reasonable rent for a quick
move. (904)955-1357.
THE PALMS At Marsh Landing 2BR/2BA.
Lake view, wood floors, 1st floor,
$925/mo. Call Janet 241-3941, 571-5263.
50% OFF 1st month- PVB: 1/1, ground
floor, $850 or 3/2, 3rd floor, $1050 or fur-
nished 2/2 in The Palms, $1150 or Kendall
Town, 9A & Monument, 15 min. to Base,
2/2 includes cable and intemet, $950. Re-
alty Executives: (904)249-7676 #2.
3/2 MARSH LANDING, 2nd floor, W/D,
fireplace, pool, fitness, 612-9172, 612-

ATLANTIC BEACH Condo, secluded,
2500sf, quaint area, by golf course,
3BR/3BA. $1200/mo. +deposit.
OCEANFRONT, N. Jax Beach, luxury,
2BR/2BA, garage. $1900/mo. Call
PONTE VEDRA, Luxury patio home,
1/1, walk to beaches, pond view, pool/
health club amenities, $1099/mo.
vaulted ceiling, beautiful tile. Bright, open
floor plan. No dogs. $1600/mo. (discounts
avail.). Roommates considered. (404)325-
0820, (404)784-6601.
AMAZING VIEWS from new 2/2 Surfside
Condo, Jax Beach. $1750/mo. Call Renee
L. Baron, Inc. 242-2821.

TWO GREAT condos completely remod-
eled, over 1100sqft 2BR/2BA with private
patio, loft, fireplace, separate storage
room + laundry room. Lawn Service, pool
privileges, beautiful tile throughout, stain-
less appliances, $895/mo., (w/ garage
$950/mo,). Call 887-6033 or 571-6664 or

* 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Newly Renovated
* Walk to Ocean, Schools & Shopping
* Clubhouse, 3 Pools, Balconies

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JAX BEACH, 2272 S. 2nd St. 2BR/2.5BA,
tri-level, 1 car garage, WDHU, 1.5 blocks
to ocean, Available Feb 2008, $1175/mo.
Call, 249-6585.
OCEAN VIEW, brand new, 3/2, upgrad-
ded; consider lease option, ocean view
from most rooms. Owner/ Agent, 463-
MARINA SAN PABLO: Spectacular Intra-
coastal Penthouse adjacent to Mayo.
3BR/3.5BA, large living space, all ameni-
ties including boat slip. Inquire at
(904)280-6290 or (904)307-1823.
HODGES/ JTB, 3BR/2BA, fireplace, wood
floors, very quiet. $1300/mo. East Coast
Realty 247-4724.
JAX BEACH SOUTH. 811 So. 1st St.,
2BR/1 BA, remodeled 2nd floor duplex, un-
furnished, 100 ft. from ocean. Pool,
CH&A, WDHU. No pets, 1 parking space.
$999/mo. $1000 security deposit. Please
call (904)463-1036.
the Intracoastal Waterway. 3/4BR, 3.5BA,
approximately 2700sf. ground walk out
back door to marina. Resort style living.
$2250/mo. Includes 1-car garage, water,
sewer, cable, pool, spa, clubhouse, health
club. Marina Walk, gated community
marsh and marina views. Call 463-2845.
South, 811 So. 1st St., unfurnished, pool,
ground floor. Unit remodeled and beauti-
ul. No pets. 1 parking space, $1299/mo.,
$1299 security deposit. Please call

3BR/2BA ground floor, pool, fully furnish-
ed $795 weekly. (904)608-4325.
4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
OCEANFRONT CONDO, 2/2, end unit
.furnished. Daily, weekly, monthly.
(904)803-6560 Gail
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo. Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.

$575/mo +deposit, includes utilities
ROOM FOR rent $400/mo + 1/2 util.
1 mile from beach, features include: own
bathroom and washer/ dryer, 626-3853.
NICEI NEWER Jax Bch condo, private
bedroom, bath & garage. Washer/ dryer.
$695/mo. incl. util. Owner/ realtor
NEWLY RENOVATED bedroom. Furish-
ed, private half bath. Clean; quiet, non-
dramatic! Reasonable, details? 343-2051.

PONTE VEDRA Beach .room w/private
bath. $550/mo. includes everything. No
pets. (904)415-6277.
NICE, CLEAN 3BR/2BA. $400/mo. +utilit-
ies Call 334-6266.
ROOM FOR RENT, $400/mo. Responsi-
ble, Non smoker. 247-2818.

OFFICE SPACE, retail setting, Beach Pla-
za City Center. 242-9000 x222.
NEPTUNE BEACH, on Third St., great
signage, 700sf., negotiable, 993-4011.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street, small sin-
gle room office, apx. 12X20, front and
back units available. TDO Management,

COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave. South, Jax Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880.

OFFICE/WAREHOUSE/ Retail Space for
lease, 2 locations, Mayport Rd. and Noca-
tee. Free rent. 514-1090.

FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.

starting at $275. (904)718-2884.
RAGDOLL KITTEN, female, 13 weeks,
first shots, litter trained, TICA registered.
$400. 234-1894

Daschund mini Puppies, CKC & HC, 1 fe-
male, 1 male, $400. (904)247-4683.
reservations. Champion pedigree, show
quality. $2000- $4000 233-4545.

FOUND POODLE (male, reddish in color)
in Jax Beach. Sweet, but skittish. Call
564-9690, select 3 and ask for Katie if he
is yours.
HOMELESS PETS for adoption- Cats &
dogs. 246-3600.

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

Sony Cybershot digital camera in small
black camera case, lost at Atlantic Beach
on North side of Sea Turtle by Ocean 60.
REALLY WANT PICS- please call 223-
1749 or mail camera card to Laura Ebener
2517 Beautyberry Cir. E., Jax, FL 32246;
can be anonymous, no questioned asked.

NEED A Math Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra I. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.
All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piago Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified

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JAX BEACH, $550/mo. includes all ameni- FREE ROOM in Jax Beach in exchange
ties, cable & internet, full privileges, 803- for part time caregiving. 610-9047.

CHRISTIAN HOME has large furnished
room fdr rent. $130/week. $100/deposit.
ROOM FOR rent in my home near ICW.
Hot tub avail. $650/mo. incl. util. Call

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Beaches company requires a Payroll Ad-
ministrator for Monday -Wednesday posi-
tion. Experience required. Fast paced en-
vironment. Competitive salary. Email re-
sume to:

Staff at a holistic doctor's office. Re-
sponsibilities will include answering
phones, scheduling appointments and
marketing. Written and verbal communica-
tion skills and computer knowledge are re-
quired. Please fax resume and references
to (904)246-3778. No phone calls please.
seeking a part-time receptionist for their
community located at 14199 Wm. Davis
Parkway; phone 821-9900; fax 821-9879.
Are you flexible with hours and do you
have a pleasant personality? Stop in to fill
out an application.
CLEANING HELP needed for restaurants,
late evenings. Office Cleaners needed,
evenings. Car and phone a must. Call

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PERSONAL ASST. /Helper Avail. Call An-
gela for those small errands, deliveries
and general office help. Great for some-
one with home office. Full Resume Provid-
ed. Call 994-3077 for details. Great Ratesl

WOOD Fence Installation. 35yrs Experi-
ence. Mick Outdoor Enterprises.
241-7276, 838-9599.

By stack or truckload or cordwood. 907
6th Ave. So., Jax Beach (for pickup),
285-6427 or 249-3478 (for delivery).
BEACH BOYS seasoned firewood. Nice
split oak. Small truck $50. Pickup or Deliv-
ery. Penman Road next to Terry's Country
Store. Call 759-1612.

DRIVER NEEDED for moving company.
Experience helpful. Have phone/ transpor-
tation. 285-2426.

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.

Looking for a career? Stylists, Barbers,
Nail/ Pedicure Techs needed. Great
incentives w/progression. Call Diane at
525-2164 for more details. EOE.

Equipment Rental Business. Rent Beach
Stuff provides beach equipment to visitors
and vacationers that come to our beach-
es. You will be the person taking orders,
delivering, and maintaining the equipment.
You will have part-time help but the bulk of
responsibility is on you. This is an ex-
tremely unique position and you must be
flexible and motivated. Your responsibili-
ties, in order, are (1) ensure our custom-
ers are satisfied; (2) our equipment is
clean and in good working order; (3) ex-
pand our customer base. If you would like
to know more about this position, please
send your resume or a bio to:
employement @ No
phone calls. Please include salary history
or your expectations. This is a salary plus
commission position.
EXPERIENCED HAIR Dresser needed for
upscale Ponte Vedra Salon. Booth rental
or commission. Please call 280-4247 or
HAIR & NAILS booth rental. Great new
salon, 630 S. 3rd St., Jax Bch. $200 per
week. Call Jimma or Dixie 246-2121.
PALMS PRESCHOOL Assistant Teacher
needed for NAEYC accredited center.
Must be nurturing, energetic & someone
who truly enjoys children. Exp. preferred,
but willing to train the right person. Good
benefits & positive work environment.
EOE. 247-0983.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.
Flexible hours, no weekends, excellent
pay. Transportation & phone required.
591-5901, 514-1188.
professional Beaches law firm; Must be
organized, pleasant personality and have
good communication skills. Email resume
to: or fax to
Starting pay: $10.90/hr; $436/wk;
$22,672/yr+ benefits. Maintains property &
evidence for Police Dept. plus enters into
computer system. Min. 1 year general
clerical exp. Applications accepted until
1/16/08 at City of Atlantic Beach, 800
Seminole Rd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233.
For more info visit or call
(904)247-5820. No smokers/ tobacco
users. Drug testing conducted. EOE
SERVER NEEDED for Pablp Creek Club;
Great work environment, benefits, 1
month paid vacation. Call 992-6900 ext.
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.

OPTOMETRY, West Beaches, FrQit;.
desk,, cU'tom'ri'srlce, all office' apedt
,Friendly personality, ability to multi-task"'
bookkeeping, PC, medical office experi-
ence a plus. Fax resume to 221-6504.
exp. preferred, church preschool. 249-
1204 or fax 241-3550.
Now hiring experienced painters. 568-
0990 962-2017.
LOCAL BEACH pest control company is
looking for a lawn care technician. No ex-
perience required. We work Mon- Fri.
Benefits include: health, dental & life in-
surance, retirement & paid vacation. Driv-
ers license is required. Drug free work-
place. Call 241-7175 for appt.
AMERICAN HOME Companions seeks
experienced caregivers for the elderly.
Must drive and be able to work weekends.
able cleaning help. ResidentialV Commer-
cial. Call 246-7200.

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SERVERS WITH experience needed.
Please apply in person, M-F, 10:30am-
2pm, Giovanni's, 1161 Beach Blvd., Jax

Full-time medical assistant to work in a
Continuing Care Retirement Communi-
ty. Experience required. Excellent ben-
efits. Applications available at Fleet Land-
ing Security Gate, One Fleet Landing
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233; faxt to
(904)246-9447: website at; email to EOE/ Drug-
Free Workplace.

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.

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
seeking experienced full-time waitstaff. If
you are flexible with hours and have a
pleasant personality, apply in person:
14199 Wm Davis Parkway or phone
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.

Lawn service seeks individual to perform
dependable quality work. Excellent pay &
overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-
Looking for change? New Day Spa seek-
ing up to four stylists that are talented and
outgoing. Rent or High Commission is
available plus large sign on bonus. Con-
tact (904)302-0880.
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
fits\ 401k\ flexible schedule. Golf Privileg-
es. Phone 904-246-4827, email:, or fax
resume to 246-9121. DFWP.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
Sthis category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified @

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.

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CERTIFIED CNA/ HHC, available for full
time, unlimited home care. Brenda,
CAREGIVER AVAIL. Mon-Fri during the
day. Call Jan, 329-4622.
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

come & get it, 625-6442.
SALON EPISODE Pedi-Spa for sale. Like
new. $2500. Call (904)962-8863.
FLOWERED SOFA & Club chair, good
condition. Call 249-3157.

January 12th & 13th, Saturday, 9am-5pm,
Sunday, 9am-4pm at the Morocco Shrine,
3800 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville.
North Florida Arms Collectors. Info:
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $65/each;
Hotpoint refrigerator, $125; 641-9667,
Locally owned & operated, hand crafted
furniture and accessories. Personalized
pet products.

KENMORE HE2 front load washer & dry-
er, model 110; large capacity. Used 5
months. Asking $ 1500, 655-8502.
MOVING SALE: furniture, king size sleigh
bed/ dresser, T.V. armoire, end tables,
chairs, desk, 813-2283.
TWO ADJACENT cemetery plots at
Beaches Memorial Gardens for $995.
Contact 904-744-2901 or cell 904-228-
THOMASVILLE DR table, octagonal,
glass top, pecan wood pedestal, $500,

HAMMOND ORGAN w/stool, Leslie Ani-
mation, excellent condition, $300 OBO.
Call 242-0189 or 616-6227.

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WE BUY Scrap Gold for Cash! Estate and
old jewelry, Rolexes. 241-1889.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
email: classified
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shop/ art gallery, must sell. Jonathan, YARD SALE- lots of stuff! Sat. 7am-12,
866-6937. 736 5th Ave. N.

TURN KEY Restaurant, fully equipped,
Southside area. 242-9000 x222.

6 weeks and up. HRS licensed. 8 years
experience.Call Tammy at 524-7224.

ager. I am seeking a position in the home.
lyrs exp. I am able to work 24hrs a day. I
am unencumbered & personable/ respon-
sible & meticulous. I will provide transpor-
tation. Let me manage your home. Top
refs./ background. Will fax information
upon request. Cynthia (904)755-1461.

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IF YOU are interested in advertising under BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
this category please call 904-249-9033 or free estimates, work guaranteed; licensed.
email: 610-7768.

Small to medium moves/ any distance/ flat
rates. Garage clean-outs/ trash removal.


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this category please call 904-249-9033 or

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sured. Call Beth (904)472-7286.
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. availablel
or Child Care, and more. PVB referen-
ces 534-3732.

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P G Landscaping. Specializing in com-
plete lawn maintenance, remodeling con-
struction cleanup. (904)236-0055.

lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.

Beaches Office (904) 241-5414
Westside Office (904) 786-9827
Cell (904) 714-8400
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IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

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

NEW POOL special, 15x30. Complete and
chlorine free, only $25,000. Call 568-4112.

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

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MOVING SALE, Sat., Jan. 5, 10am-3pm;
115 So. 3rd St., Apt. 701. TV, VCR, twin
beds, and many misc. household items.

OCN AL E,':'SBt1;,-lp m.'Ba-"
byP]IM 61 3" tf n1i rg;;' fu'r'ltui3P i i.;'
items, 109 Florida Blvd.

14FT SUNCOAST, 25hp Mercury, new
fish finder and many more extras, $1750.

2002- 25'9" Keystone Sprinter Travel
Trailer, queen bedroom, full bath, micro-
wave & gas oven, 3/4 refrigerator,
AM/FM/CD stereo, slide out living room,
new tires. Great shape, warranty,
$11,000, 246-9025.

2005 FORD F350, turbo diesel, dually,
King Ranch edition, fully loaded; below
wholesale, $26,500. Showroom clean, in
& out, 242-4696, 434-1036.

We manufacture & install our own custom
mouldings. Backhoe services. 35 years
experience. References, lic. & ins. State
Cert. CBC057084 Gauthier Building Con-
tractor, Inc. Call Mark 904-422-0616 or
p- *1-

1988 VOLVO 240 sedan, 146K mi.,
$1500. Call 207-2731.
MERCEDES 1987 420SEL, high mileage,
sound motor, $900, 220-3177.
w/leather interior. Fully loaded, On-Star
equipped. Very clean and runs great.
51,400 miles. $9500. (904)246-7919.
1988 CROWN Victoria, white, 85,000 orig-
inal miles, excellent condition, $1200,
2004 TOYOTA Sequoia, loaded, V-8, low
miles, excellent condition, $26,000.

ROOF REPAIRS & Re-Roofing. Trust a li-
censed professional. See our ad. under
Remodeling/Construction. State Certified
Roofer #CCC1325888. Member BBB

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calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.


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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. January meeting dates
are Jan. 4, 11, 18 and 25;
speakers are to be deter-
mined. For information about,
speakers and programs, the
club website is
om. The club's e-mail address
is info@jaxbeachexchange- For information
about the club join,

contact Jack Morison at 904-
318-7162 or at

MS Support: A multiple
sclerosis support group meets
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 wel-
come. For information, call
Diana Lain at 246-8841.

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 informa-

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 779-1234.

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

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.

Pet Tales wants youR!

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

Cold weather protection for pets

As the season's coldest
weather closed in on
Northeast Florida this week,
the St. Johns County Health
Department cautioned pet
owners to protect their pets
from the cold.
The following are tips for
protecting pets in cold
weather, according to a pet
rescue web site (www.paw-
Outdoor activities
Coats and sweaters can
help your dog stay warm. In
particular, short-haired or
elderly dogs benefit from
wearing a coat or sweater.
Look for the clothes with
high collars or a turtleneck
that covers the dog from
the base of the tail on top
to the belly underneath.
Remember to be very
careful with sick or older
dogs, because they are more
sensitive to cold weather.
Dogs sensitive to the cold
because of age, illness or
breed type should be taken
outdoors only to relieve
Puppies do not tolerate
the cold as well as adult
dogs and may be difficult to
housebreak during the win-
ter. If necessary, papertrain
your puppy inside if he
appears to be sensitive to
the weather.
To help protect dry, sen-
sitive paws, try coating
them with a bit of cooking
spray before walks in very
cold weather.
,Winter pet care
Brush your dog vigor-
ously and regularly. The air
in most houses becomes
dry during the colder
months, which depletes
moisture from dog skin and
fur. Brushing improves
skin, coat and circulation.
A thick-coated dog typ-
ically needs grooming in
cold weather. The fur can
get wet and matted, mak-
ing it an irritant. Clean fur
lofts and holds air in a
manner similar to layering
clothes, thus helping the
animal stay warm.
Never shave your dog
down to the skin in winter.
Leave the coat longer for
more warmth. When you
bathe your dog, completely
dry him before taking him
out for a walk.
If your dog engages in a
lot of outdoor activities,
increase his food supply to
help keep his coat thick
and healthy.
Health, safety at home
Provide your compan-
ion animal with a warm
place to sleep, away from
drafts and off the floor.
Dog and cat beds with a
warm blanket or pillow are
especially cozy.
If you know people
who keep dogs in base-
ments or tiled rooms,
remind them that tile and
uncarpeted areas can get
very cold.
The dryness in our
homes can make animals
more susceptible to prob-
lems such as dry noses,
upper respiratory infec-

tions, dandruff, itchy skin,
hair texture changes, dry
throats and more.
Some tips
Use a humidifier.
Consider a model that
humidifies and purifies the
Add skin conditioners to
the diet. Get them from
internet and other mer-
chants who sell quality
health products.
Spray or wipe the pet's
coat with water with a few'
drops of Rescue Remedy or
Green Hope Farms Healthy
Coat before' beginning
For free information to use

to educate pet owners and oth-
ers who keep animals in cold
or neglectful conditions, see
the links below.
First aid techniques and
supplies at (www.paw-res-
If you know of a com-
panion animal kept out-
doors or in other inhumane
conditions contact
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Wok 'n' Roll
Chinese Food
P.K. Noodles
Vietnamese Cuisine
Spillers Framing
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Beall's Outlet
Familyfashionfor less
Elegant Nails
Complete Nail Service,
Bill Clark's
Karate America,
Game Force
New & Used
Video Games
On The Rocks
Bar & Package Store

Payday Advance
Jackson Hewitt
Tax Service
Watch & Clock Repair
The UPS Store
Making Business Easier
Smile Care Dental
Most insurance

Join us inJanurary for coffee, conversation and an exciting,
presentation about our community Enjoy a community tour and see
why Cypress Village is such an exceptional place to live.

Reserve your spot today by calling Angle
at (904) 807-6280 as seating is limited.

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See letters to the editor on
local topics, events from
Around the Beaches,
Religion Briefs and more in
the A section.

Flags at the St. Johns
County Courthouse and City
Hall of St. Augustine are to
be flown at half-staff today to
,honor Sgt. Bryan Joseph
Tutten, 33, who grew up in
'St. Augustine. Sgt. Tutten
was killed Dec. 25 during his
second tour of duty in Iraq.

Great ideas for family fun
can be found in out Get Out
on page B-1. Showtimes,
Theater events, Pet Tales,
Club Scene events and more
can also be located in the
Weekend section.

See Aspen, this week's Pet
Tale feature.Also, find infor-
mation on how to submit
your pet for the Leader's Pet
Tale section. See B-9.

Get in the know with local
sports with highlights, fishing
topics and local surfing top-
ics and photos in our Surf
Culture section and more.

Florida's Percy Harvin
sprints for the end zone
between Michigan defenders
after catching a pass in the
Capital One Bowl. See more
photos A-10.

100s get new

beach permits

to ride horses

As many as 250 permits have been issued to
equestrians wishing to ride on St. Johns County
beaches in a program that becomes mandatory May
Tara Dodson, habitat conservation coordinator for
St. Johns County Beach Services, said Thursday a
required course that caused some grumbling at first
has been embraced by most permit applicants.
"In the beginning, we had some people that were
not very happy about it," Dodson said of the 45-
minute course, which addresses threatened and
endangered sea turtles and the native Anastasia
Island Beach Mice.
The course is part of a compromise between St.
Johns County in meeting requirements of its
Habitat Conservation Plan and its federal permit for
beach activities --and groups of horseback riders
who felt their activities were being singled out for
Dodson said she has been giving the course as
requested by applicants, noting that beginning late
this month or early next month, the course will be
offered online.
Dodson said the horseback riding permits, which
See HORSES A-3 -

Cold? Get a sweater

Temperatures dipped near or
below freezing this week, but the
plunge is not expected to strain elec-
tric service to Ponte Vedra Beach and
other areas, according to Beaches
Energy Services.
Utility director Don Ouchley said
Thursday A-hat despitee the cold, he
does not anticipate breaking the
2003 record for peak usage.
Temperatures dipped into the
teens on Jan. 24, 2003, resulting in a
record-setting 234 megawatts used
- well above the normal 190
megawatts typical for that time of
"That was kind of an abnormality.
We have not come close since then"
he said. "We have a higher usage in
the winter, but it is usually for such a
short time."
Ouchley said 180 megawatts were

measured between 8 p.m.
Wednesday arid 10 a.m. Thursday,
which falls below the number usual-
ly recorded during the coldest
months of the year.
"This could very well be the
biggest winter peak," he said, noting,
however, that more cold weather
was expected through the weekend.
The city of Jacksonville Beach
issued a First Call warning
Wednesday evening to alert utility
customers in that community of the
dip into 20s and offered information
about protecting plants, pipes and
Minor utility problems were attrib-
uted to the cold temperatures. Fire
officials reported no weather-related
calls for service.
"A couple of fuses blew, which is
typical when you have a system
overload during cold weather,"
Ouchley said. "There were sorie

See POWER, A-3 -

Ellen O'Brien of Ponte Vedra Beach gives her Paso Fino horse, Royo, a carrot Thursday morning in the
Mickler beach access parking lot in Ponte Vedra Beach. Later, with O'Brien dressed for the near-freezing
weather, the two strolled the beach.

You know it'scold when water in the fountain along State Road A1A at The
Fountains condominium in Ponte Vedra Beach (above) freezes, as it did Wednesday
night or Thursday morning.

Churches warm to homeless

Ava Wainright (left) and Doris McGlynn prepare a tray of cookies to
be served to the guests at the Cold Night Shelter at St. Paul's by the

As an Arctic blast brought the lowest
temperatures in years to the Beaches this
week, volunteers from local churches
gave warm shelter for homeless persons.
With no homeless shelter at the
Beaches, six churches take turns provid-
ing shelter and food for the homeless
when temperatures are predicted to reach
a preset low.
As temperatures early Thursday reached
freezing in Jacksonville Beach and near
freezing in Ponte Vedra Beach, 58 home-
less men and woman took shelter at St.
Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church, said
Norm Thompson, coordinator of that
church's Cold Night Shelter.
On Wednesday morning, when the

temperature in Jacksonville Beach
reached 35, according to the National
Weather Service, 46 homeless persons
were sheltered at First Christian Church
of the Beaches, said Bob Meador, that
church's Cold Night Shelter coordinator.
For Thursday night, Palms Presbyterian
Church on Third Street, Jacksonville
Beach, was to provide shelter and food,
according to Jan Flager, executive director
of Mission House, Jacksonville Beach.
"The six churches and their hundreds
of volunteers that house and staff the
Cold Night Shelters are a true indication
of the compassion and caring of the peo-
ple in the Beaches community," Flager
Mission House provides meals, showers
and a change of clothing to homeless per-
sons daily but offers no housing.

See SHELTER, A-3 >

With a portion of funds frozen, MSD agrees to diversify


After the state froze a por-
tion of Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District (MSD) funds
in December, MSD trustees
took steps Wednesday to
diversify their portfolio.
The MSD board unanimous-
ly voted to transfer a portion

of the funds from the MSD's
People's First Community
Bank money market account
into two different banks.
On Nov. 29, the State Board
of Administration (SBA) voted
to temporarily freeze all assets
in a local government invest-
ment pool because of a run on
the fund sparked by reports
that some of the fund's mort-

gage-related securities were
defaulting because of the sub-
prime mortgage crisis. The
fund reopened under restric-
tions Dec. 6. Among the
restrictions enacted by the
SBA was a decision to freeze
14 percent of the funds of
every account until it reaches
Therefore, $24,000 of MSD.

money cannot be withdrawn
without a penalty. After the
fund reopened, MSD treasurer
Gary Jurenovich transferred*
the remaining $143,500 into
the MSD's People's Bank
Jurenovich suggested the
MSD move some of the funds
after shopping around at local

"That way we're diversified
a little more," he told the
other trustees at the meeting
at the Ponte Vedra Beach
Branch Library.
"It would serve the commu-
nity to not have all our eggs
in one basket," he added.
His fellow trustees then
voted unanimously to take
$100,000 from the People's

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Churches see shelters as outreach

> SHELTER, from A-1

"Mission House is blessed by
this needed service given dur-
ing the coldest time of year,"
Flager said.
"Cold Night Shelter protects
our clients from the elements
and contributes a great deal to
their overall health and well-
"The homeless men and
women in this community are
truly grateful for the warmth of
shelter and the grace and
warmth of heart and spirit
shown to them by the volun-
teers, he said;
This week's three shelter
nights brings to seven the
number of Cold Night Shelter
events this season. In
December, churches provided
shelter for four nights, Flager
The shelters usually serve
between 40 and 50 homeless
adults each night they are
open. Mission House refers
families with children to agen-
cies such as the I.M. Sulzbacher
Center in Jacksonville, which
has facilities for families, said
The other churches that
offer cold shelter are St. Paul's
Catholic Church, Community
Presbyterian Church and

Jacksonville Beach Church of
Christ. Each of these churches
hosted the ministry in
December, said Flager.
The shelters open at 7 p.m.,
and close at 6 a.m., although
some persons leave before then
to begin their workday.
Hot meals are a part of the
service. Volunteers serve a din-
ner of soup, chili, or other hot
dish. They also serve snacks
and breakfast in the morning
and provide a bag lunch.
"The guests are always appre-
ciative and the meals are
important and always wel-
come," said Meador.
First Christian Church
includes food for the Cold
Night Shelter in the church
budget. Members of the church
and also people who live near
the church who are not mem-
bers also donate food for the
ministry, he said.
St. Paul's by the Sea was
involved with starting the min-
istry at the Beach, shelter coor-
dinator Thompson said.
There are dozens of people
from each church who volun-
teer in the ministry. The vol-
unteers organize and maintain
the supplies needed to operate
the shelters. They work in

shifts when the shelters are
open and prepare and serve
food to the guests.
"They get a lot of satisfaction
from providing this type of
service," said Thompson.
Volunteers from Palms
Presbyterian were preparing to
host a shelter there Thursday,
said Craig Sharkey, who coordi-
nates the ministry for the
"The Cold Night Shelter is
part of our outreach program,"
he said.
Palms has been part of the
ministry for several years. The
church is resuming hosting
the shelter after the comple-
tion of a construction project
on the church campus, said
For those who need the serv-
ice, Palms pays for taxis to
bring guests to the church.
Palms, First Christian
Church of the Beaches and
Community Presbyterian
Church are located the farthest
from Mission House, said
Both First Christian, and
Community Presbyterian also
provide transportation services
to their churches for the Cold
Night Shelter, he said.

BUNDLED UP FOR THE COLD: Logan Smedley, 4, warms up with a hot beverage beside
Louise, 89. Both ladies participated in the Polar Plunge, sponsored by Wavemasters on New
Year's Day in Jacksonville Beach. Plungers braved the cool ocean water and submerged

Riding permits required by May 1

Ellen O'Brien is ready to face near-freezing temperatures on the beach Thursday morn-
ing atop her horse, Royo. O'Brien, a Ponte Vedra Beach resident, says that riding on.
the beach is the equestrian's "Holy Grail."

Set home temp at 68

- POWER, from A-1

small [situations] in Neptune
Beach, but nothing signifi-
Ouchley said Beaches
Energy crews are always on
24-hour standby to provide
assistance should there be a
considerable demand on the
electric system.
During the summer, when
temperatures regularly soared
well into the 90s, Ouchley
said, the usage reached 182
megawatts, which is higher
than most years.
Air conditioners may or
may not be used in the sum-
mer to cool homes, he said,
but during a cold snap,
heaters are almost always used
to knock out the chill.
Once temperatures fall
below freezing, electric heat
pumps switch to strip heat,
which provides a continuous
stream of heat similar to a
portable heater.
According to utility offi-
cials, the highest use typically
registers between 6:45 a.m.
and 8 a.m.
Ouchley said lower temper-
atures do not necessarily have
to translate into higher bills.

To combat inflated utility
bills, Ouchley recommends
setting household thermo-
stats to 68 degrees "and leav-
ing.them there."
"Setting home thermostats
at 68 degrees is an important
step toward saving energy,"
Beaches Energy Services notes
in its monthly Tidings
newsletter. "Every degree
above 68 can cost an addi-
tional 3 to 5 percent. Each
degree lower saves up to 3 per-
cent on the monthly bill."
Other tips include setting a
central heating fan to auto-
matic, replacing filters,
weather stripping doors and
windows and lowering the
thermostat during the day
while occupants are at work
or at night while they're
"A setting of 65 degrees for
eight hours a day can cut
annual heating costs by 10
percent," the newsletter said.
"A warm comforter will keep
you cozy."
And if you are still feeling
Said Ouchley, "Wear a

Frozen funds get 5%

P MSD, from A-1

account and put it into a
money market account with a
different bank. Jurenovich will
also take more than $76,500
from an emergency fund,
which is also with People's,
and put it into a third bank.
During an interview
Thursday, Jurenovich stressed
that the $24,000 in the local
investment fund has not
defaulted. "We're still getting
full interest on it," he said,
adding'that the interest rate is
5 percent.
St. Johns County also had
some funds frozen by the SBA
restrictions, despite pulling
out $83 million from the state-
run fund during November,

before the restrictions were
enacted. Allen MacDonald, St.
Johns County's financial advi-
sor, said last month he left $53
million of county money in
the fund because he still
believes in its integrity. For the
county, that means $7.2 mil-
lion was frozen.
The School District narrowly
escaped delays in funding for
construction of new schools -
including Ponte Vedra High
School, being built one mile
west of the Palm Valley bridge
along the Nocatee Parkway -
when financial officials pulled
out $70 million from the fund
on Nov. 28, the day before it
was temporarily frozen.

photo by GRAY ROHRER
Megan Van Swearingen, 17, and Ryan Van Swearingen,
2, brave the cold weather Wednesday afternoon in
Dolphin Park.

P HORSES, from A-1
have been issued since the sum-
mer, were established, "so we can
just kind of keep track of our
beach user groups, [in this case]
the horseback riders."
The online course, which
includes a quiz as does the in-class
course, will allow out-of-town rid-
ers to get a permit right away
instead of having to arrange a
class, Dodson said.
Three kinds of horseback riding
permits are available, she said.
The Master Beach Equestrian
Guide permit allows the permit
holder to bring with him or her
up to 10 riders on the beach, with
the understanding that the permit
holder has instructed the others
about the turtles and mice,
Dodson said. In addition, the
master permit holder can issue up
to two, one-day passes per day.
The permit is good for the 20-year
span of the U.S. Wildlife Service's
permit to the county, she said.
A second master beach equestri-
an permit. allow the permit holder
to take:-10 other riders onto'the
beach but does not include the
provision about day passes,
Dodson said. Those permits are
good for five years.
The third type of permit is the

Cuddling to

keep warm

day pass. All three types of passes
are free, and beginning May 1,
any horseback rider on St. Johns
County beaches must display his
or her permit while riding on the
beach, Dodson said.
According to the St. Johns
County web site, horseback riding
is allowed on about 30 miles of
the county's 42-mile coastline,
depending on the time of year.
The northern beaches, including
Ponte Vedra Beach, are open to
riders, although there are restric-
tions during sea turtle nesting sea-
son, May 1 to Oct. 31.
Horses must stay below the
high tide line, must stay at least
15 feet from any sea turtle nest
and must be ridden no faster than
walking pace within 50 feet of a
pedestrian, Dodson said.
Horses are also allowed on the
4-1/2 mile stretch of the beach in
the Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve south of Ponte Vedra
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Hours there are restricted toT
three hours before low tide and

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access is from the Mickler beach
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Resident tries for MSD
John Skelton, a 27-year
Ponte Vedra resident and for-
mer provost at St. Johns River
Community College, submit-
ted an application to fill one
of the open Ponte Vedra
Municipal Service District
(MSD) trustee positions last
week. He made his announce-
ment Wednesday during the-
MSD's first meeting of 2008.
If appointed by Gov. Charlie
Crist, Skelton will replace
William Donovan, who
resigned in November because
he moved outside of the MSD.

MSD elects officers
Ponte Vedra Municipal
Service District trustees voted
unanimously Wednesday to
make trustee Al Hollon their
chairman this year. Gary
Jurenovich will be vice-chair-'
man and also maintain his
post as treasurer.

Florida historian speaks
Noted historian and author
Michael Gannon will be the
keynote speaker for the
Friends of the Library-Ponte
Vedra Beach Annual Dinner
Jan. 17 at the Sawgrass Beach
Dr. Gannon's talk will fol-
low the text of his highly
acclaimed new book, Michael
Gannon's History of Florida in
40 Minutes. The book spans
millennia from Florida's earli-
est inhabitants to the 2004-
2005 hurricane seasons. In it,
Sthe author highlights ten
watershed periods in the
state's history. Copies of the
book will be available.
A Distinguished Service
Professor Emeritus of History
at the University of Florida,
Gannon has had a long inter-

est in the Spanish colonial his-
tory of Florida. Two of his
books, Rebel Bishop (1964,
reprinted 1997) and The Cross
in the Sand (1965, reprinted
1999) treat of the early history
of the Catholic Church in the
The Friends of the Library
annual business meeting will
begin at 6 p.m. followed by a
cocktail reception at 6:30,
with dinner and Gannon's
address afterwards. The cost is
$40 per person and checks
should be payable to the
Friends of the Library and
mailed to P.O. Box 74, Ponte.
Vedra Beach, FL 32004. For
more information, call
Carolyn Hirsch at 285-3957.

Foster parent training
The St. Johns County
Family Integrity Program
invites individuals and cou-
ples to two upcoming foster
parent events. The first is a
question and answer orienta-
tion for anyone who wants to
learn, more about becoming a
foster parent. The orientation,
will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The following Tuesday, Jan.
15, a 10-week foster parent
training course will begin. The
training course is required for
anyone to become a licensed
foster parent.
Both the orientation and
the training course will be
held in the Family Integrity
Program Office of the Health
and Human Services complex,
1955 US 1 South, Suite B-6, St.
Augustine. For more informa-
tion, call Michael McMorrow
at 209.6130.

Roundtable meets 1/14
John Birney, former chair-
man of the St. Johns County

Chamber of Commerce, will
speak at the next St. Johns
County Civic Association
Roundtable meeting Jan. 14 at
9 a.m. in the Main Library in
St. Augustine.

Free cancer screenings
The St. Johns County
Health Department will pro-
vide a free breast screening
clinic, by appointment only,
on Jan. 16, at the Health
Department, 1955 U.S. 1
South, Suite 100. The clinic
includes a clinical breast exam
by an Ob/Gyn physician, edu-
cation in breast self-exam pro-
cedures and referral for mam-
mogram to women 64 years of
age and younger who are
without insurance or a fund-
ing source and are not on
Medicaid or Medicare.
The program will also pro-
vide a Pap test and pelvic
exam for women between the
ages of 50 and 64. Call 825-
5055, ext. 1155, for more
information and to set up an

Tree seedlings given
The St. Johns County
Extension Office master gar-
dener volunteers will hand
out free tree seedlings on Jan.
18 at 9:30 a.m. at the Ponte
Vedra Beach Branch Library in
observance of Florida's Arbor
Day. Call the St. Johns County
Extension/Office at 209-0430
for more information.

Cummer director
The assistant director of the
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens in Jacksonville, Hope
McMath, will speak about the

museum's current exhibits at
the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information, call
Bruce Bunt at 543-9468.

Guana hosts family fun
The Guana preserve south
of Ponte Vedra Beach will host
a Family Fun Hour 2 p.m. to 3
p.m.-Jan. 16. This event will
feature Eric Carle's children's
book, Mister Seahorse. The
story will be followed by a
craft activity for participants
to take home. The event is
open to the public, including
large groups, however chil-
dren ages three through 10
must be accompanied, by an
adult. Participation is free.
Call 823-4500 to register. All
materials will be supplied.

Kayak tours at Guana
A professional kayak
instructor will conduct tours
from 10 a.m. to noon
Saturday, Jan. 9, Jan. 10, and
Jan. 14. The cost for this event
is $45 per person and is appro-
priate for,people age 12 and
All kayaking equipment,
instruction, and parking are
included. Meet at the Guana
Environmental Education
Center 15 minutes prior to the
departure time. Reservations
must be made in advance. Call
the Ripple Effect Ecotours at
347-1565 to reserve a space.
For information visit

Blood drive planned
A blood drive will be held at
the Sawgrass Publix shopping
are from noon to 2 p.m.

AG advises parents to

be careful when kids

use the computer

Noting that new comput-
ers are popular holiday gifts
for children, Attorney
General Bill McCollum has
issued a consumer advisory
offering cybersafety meas-
ures and guidelines for par-
ents to use when setting up
computers or other new
technology in their homes.
The Attorney General
reminded Floridians that
there are simple steps to be
taken that can help protect
children from internet child
predators and other dangers
lurking online.
"It is important for par-
ents to be aware of simple,
proactive steps they can take
to keep their children safe
while online, and the best
time to start practicing
cybersafety is the very first
time a computer is used,"
said Attorney General Bill
McCollum. "Education and
communication is the key to
protecting our kids and min-
imizing the risks they face
while surfing the internet. I
encourage parents to
become familiar with their
children's virtual environ-
ment and keep the lines of
communication honest and
The Attorney General sug-
gested the following steps
for parents to take to protect
their children while online:
Place the computer in
a common area within the
-Install parental control
software which allows par-


photo by CHUCK ADAMS

Members of the U-10 Ponte
Vedra Lightning assemble in
goal Dec. 29 at Cornerstone
Fields as they get ready for
a tournament to be played
Saturday and Sunday in
Orange Park. The players
are, from left, J.D. Pirris,
likolis Dague, John
_tephens, Dakota
Wilkinson, Rob Webster and
Munir Adamo.
Head coach of the Lightning
is Buddy Webster, assisted
by Fred Wilkinson. The U-
10 team played up in class
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among eight squads in a U-
11 tournament in Ponte
Vedra Beach. The Lightning
also placed eighth in a
national tournament in
August in Orlando.

ents to control who commu-
nicates with the children
using the computer; pro-
.hibits children from visiting
inappropriate sites; and
allows for the creation of
time limits on computer
Teach your children
why it is dangerous to give
out personal information,
including their full name,
address, phone number,
school name, practice sched-
ules and where they spend
time after school, to people
they "meet" online.
Have frequent conver-
sations with your children
about what they are
doing while online and
check the computer's inter-
net history regularly.
-Have open and honest
discussions about dangers
that exist online.
If your child has an
account on a social network-
ing site, encourage him or
her to add the Attorney
General as a "friend" so the
CyberCrime Unit's badge
will appear on his or her site.
For more tips on safe inter-
net surfing, parents, stu-
dents and educators are
encouraged to log on to the
Attorney General's cyber-
safety web site,
afesurf, for valuable infor-
mation about, staying safe
while online. The Attorney
General's MySpace page can
be visited at

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