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Weekend Edition March 7, 2008



Vol. 45, No. 75 Serving


Set your clocks
forward Sunday at 2
a.m. for Daylight
Savings Time change

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




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

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information on B-1

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

AB loses state grant to buy Buckman land

After state says it already owns most of the conservation tract

A state grant to help Atlantic Beach
acquire marshland has expired due to
a legal dispute in which the state
claims it already owns most of the
The city of Atlantic Beach received a
grant from the Florida Communities
Trust (FCT) to use towards the pur-
chase of approximately 350 acres of
marshland, known as the Buckman-
Pritchard Trust, on the west side of the
city for public use.
But state representatives claim title
to all but 77 acres of the land, accord-
ing to City Manager Jim Hanson.
The dispute over property ownership

dates back to the early 1900s when the
state gave land away to start the rail-
road system, Hanson said.
"It's a complicated legal issue...It
could take years [to resolve who owns
the land]," he said, adding the issue is
between the state and the Buckman-
Pritchard Trust and the city will not be
involved in the ownership dispute.
Per state regulations, the FCT had
two appraisals completed for the prop-
erty which came in "substantially
under the amounts originally estimat-
ed when the grant agreement was pre-
pared," according to Hanson.
"The appraised values came in at
$140,000 to $525,000 depending on
how much land is included," Hanson

But, the FCT whose original grant
was for approximately $1.8 million -
would only support an offer based on
the acquisition of 77 acres.
"The state also told the city it can't
buy land that they think they already
own," Hanson said.
The city has designated $605,000
towards the purchase and has been in
negotiations with the owners, but the
differences in value were too great to
reach an agreement.
The city had until Feb. 29 to inform
the FCT if an agreement had been
The grant funds will be re-allocated
to other land acquisition projects

See BUCKMAN, A-3 >

Drive to

send FHS

band to D.C.

gains tempo

Beaches civic groups are banding
together to ensure that the Fletcher High
School marching band will be able to.par-
ticipate in this year's Independence Day
Parade in Washington D.C.
The Beaches Women's Club Wednesday
presented a $1,000 check to the band's
fundraisers to help cover the travel
expenses. ;
Angie's Subs in Jacksonville Beach also
raised money for the band Wednesday
with a portion of the day's sales going
toward the trip.
Next week, Harry's Seafood Bar and
Grille at 1018 3rd Street North in
Jacksonville Beach has committed to
donating a portion of their sales from
March 10 through March 14 to the
Marching Senators.
The band will perform from 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 13 in the courtyard.
Susan Taylor of the Beaches Women's
Club called the donation "a deposit on
what we will eventually give them."
"We will have our annual rummage
sale April 9 and all of the proceeds will be
given to the band," she said. "We are just
getting started."
The Fletcher High School marching
band is among 25 selected nationwide to
participate in the event at the nation's
Approximately 70 students with a team
of chaperones will board buses bound for
the nation's capital on July 1 and will
return July 6.
To Fletcher senior Christopher Coatis,
having the community rally in support of
the students is important because it
allows the band to showcase their talents
on a nationwide scale.
"It makes it possible for us to go on
trips like to D.C. to show the "Pride of the
Beaches," said Coatis, who plays the snare
drum in the marching band. "It helps the
community see what we're actually doing
with the money and what the money is
making possible. I'm excited."
Cindy Bohn, whose son is also a mem-'
ber of the FHS marching band, said the
fundraising is "progressing wonderfully."
"The momentum was a little slow to
get going but the community is really
stepping up," she said. "We are very close
to reaching our goal. These are everyone's
Bohn said the band was able to make
its initial $10,000 deposit which was due

In front of the "Pride of the Beaches" trophy case, Fletcher High school band
director Jonathan MaerkI receives a check for $1,000.from Elaine Bohn,
Jacksonville Beach Woman's Club president. Bohn is accompanied by, from left,
the club's first vice president, Joyce Langley, and club member Susan Taylor.

March 1. A $12,000 grant was also award-
ed from the Jacksonville Children's
Commission to help fund the trip.
The cities of Jacksonville Beach,
Neptune Beach and Jacksonville have all
contributed toward the student's trip and
Bohn said the city of Atlantic Beach is
considering a similar request for funding
"There's still some things that are in
flux as we have a large amount that has
been committed," Band director
Jonathan Maerkl said Wednesday. "Some
of that has come in; some of that has still
not come in. We are still actively seeking
Bohn said the band students are also
contributing toward their goal physically
as well as financially.
"It's been our goal all along to make
sure that everyone can go. In addition to
paying a percentage, they are putting
some sweat equity into this," she said.
Members of the marching band have
signed on to help with Friday night din-
ners at the American Legion and others
. will perform at an FCAT pep rally at
Jacksonville Beach Elementary School
and the grand opening of the new Wal-
Mart location at Beach Boulevard and
In addition to travel expenses, Bohn
said monies are needed to make sure the
uniforms are properly dry cleaned and

stored. Supplies such as ace bandages, ice
packs and hand sanitizer are needed to
replenish the first aid kit and plenty of
water and small bottles of Gatorade must
be available to keep the students hydrat-
ed along the three-miles parade proces-
sion in the heat of the summer.
"Before we take these kids to D.C. we
have to have the things in case someone
twists an ankle or sprains a wrist," she
said. "It's going to be July and some of the
kids may feel sick to their stomachs
[because of the heat."
Maerki said the students will also have
the opportunity to have some fun,
including the chance to observe a Friday
night performance of the Marine Drum
Corps at the U.S. Marine Barracks in D.C.
"That's one of the most exciting things.
This particular Friday happens to be the
Fourth of July that we get to see it," he
"Being in D.C. on the Fourth of July is
a very special occasion. We're talking
about celebrating the heritage of our
country and the independence. What
better place to celebrate that than in the
Nation's Capital."
For trip information or to contribute
funding or supplies, contact Cindy Bohn
at 241-8176 or visit www.fletcherhigh-
Staff writer Chuck Adams also contributed
to this story.


The city of Jacksonville is
seeking grant monies to pur-
chase 120-acres of land near
the Intracoastal Waterway
Boat Ramp to preserve the
wetlands and increase boat
trailer parking. See story A-3.

Input is

invited on



Public input is needed in the
development of a long-range
plan for future Duval County
school district boundaries and
facility needs.
The school district is asking
for public input on the develop-
ment of a plan which will assess
facilities and school boundaries
and provide a "road map" for
future needs, according to dis-
trict officials.
The district will host a series
of meetings throughout the
month. A meeting will be held
Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at
Fletcher High School, 700
Seagate Ave.
"We need to look district-wide
at our boundaries and at out
facilities in terms of space," said
the Beaches School Board
Representative Nancy Broner,
who emphasized that the
Beaches boundaries will likely
remain east of the Intracoastal.
"[Changing the boundaries to
west of the Intracoastal] has
never been proposed nor do I
i think it would be entertained,"
t she said when asked if boundary
changes could cause Beaches
children to attend schools west
of the waterway.
Broner said that demographic
data is driving the assessment as
some Duval County schools are
over capacity and others are
under capacity.
"We have to balance the pop-
e ulation in the schools," she said.
The goal of the plan is to "see
where the gaps are," according
to Broner, who said that it has to
be proved that the district needs
more schools before they can be
e built.
e More meetings are planned
within the next several months
after the initial round.
9 "The more we pre-plan for
change, the better' we can
t accommodate it," she said.
e The plan is known as the
Academic and Community
e Excellence (ACE) Plan.


Beaches schools prep for upcoming FCAT testing


With state-mandated FCAT tests just around the corner,
Beaches schools are prepping, with some trying to relieve the
stress on students and staff with a little fun.
Today, a Fletcher Middle School math class faces off against
adults in a dominoes match the goal is to improve mental
math ability while having some fun. The 20 sixth graders are
competing, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the school cafeteria.
Their challengers include Duval County school superintendent
Ed Pratt-Dannals, school 'board representative Nancy Broner,
members of the University of North Florida women's basketball
See FCAT, A-3 0-

To do their best,

students need:
* A good night's sleep
* Breakfast
* A lot of positive reinforcement.
In a recent Fletcher High School newsletter,
principal Dane Gilbert said students and their
parents "can play a significant role during
FCAT testing."

The soft housing market has
led to a new venture in
Jacksonville Beach bus
tours of foreclosed homes for
potential buyers. See story A-3

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March 7, 2008

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Caitlin's closet offers prom dresses
Southpoint Community Church is teaming up with a non-
profit organization, Caitlin's Closet, in hopes of distributing
hundreds of prom gowns to girls involved with Girls Inc., Big
Sisters of Northeast Florida, the Women's Center of
Jacksonville, and The Bridge of Northeast Florida on Saturday,
March 15 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Caitlin Brunell, the daughter of NFL player and former
Jacksonville Jaguar, Mark Brunell, founded Caitlin's Closet, a
non-profit organization that collects gently used special occa-
sion dresses and distributes them to prom-hopefuls, in 2006
when she was 14 years old.
"I wanted to do something to help other teens," Caitlin says.
"I realized that every girl should be able to attend school events
and feel good about herself, and I thought I might be able to
help make that happen."
She has sponsored events in Washington, D.C. and northern
Virginia and is planning to host collection drives in Florida,
Nevada, California, and Kentucky this year. She will distribute
those gowns during prom season. Since its founding, Caitlin's
Closet has collected nearly 2000 prom gowns and special occa-
sion dresses.
Caitlin is the current Miss America's Outstanding Teen, rep-
resenting the Commonwealth of Virginia. She won more than
$30,000 in college scholarships at the Miss America's
Outstanding Teen competition in Orlando, Florida in August
2007. The "little sister" pageant to the Miss America
Scholarship Organization, this not-for-profit program has pro-
vided more than $2 million in college scholarships nationally
to young women from 13 to 17 years of age. The title has given
Caitlin a nationwide vehicle to promote Caitlin's Closet.
Southpoint 'Community Church is'located'at 7556 Salisbury
Road in Jacksonville. Door Prizes, refreshments and makeovers
will be provided.
People interested in helping can email To find out more about
Caitlin's Closet, visit To learn more
about Caitlin, go to

When you reset the

clock consider

replacing smoke alarm

With, the beginning of
Daylight Saving Time and the
"Spring forward" time change
on Sunday, many people will
change the batteries in their
smoke alarms, along with set-
ting their clocks ahead one
However, simply replacing
the batteries in some smoke
alarms may not be enough to
ensure protection against fire
emergencies, specifically if
those alarms are older than 10
years. Studies from the
National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) indicate
one out of four alarms may not
be functional due to the age of
the alarm, as well as dead or
missing batteries. That's why
the NFPA strongly recom-
mends replacing smoke alarms
after 10 years.
"Daylight Saving Time has
always served as a good
reminder to change the batter-
ies in smoke alarms," said
Debbie Hanson, director of
external affairs for BRK Brands.
"But we need people to remem-
ber that smoke alarms should

be replaced after 10 years."
In addition, several smoke
alarm models are now avail-
able with special lithium bat-
teries that last 10 years and
never have to be replaced dur-
ing the recommended life of
the alarm.
Other features of today's
smoke alarms include remote
controlled muting, to quiet
nuisance alarms and easy
access battery compartments,
which allow consumers to
change or replace batteries
without having to remove the
alarm from the ceiling.
Smoke Alarm Maintenance
According to Hanson, fire
safety education and routine
maintenance of smoke alarms
are the cornerstones to reduc-
ing the incidefice and severity
of home fires.
"One of our goals is to raise
awareness about fire safety
issues and help people protect
themselves. Replacing. home
smoke alarms after 10 years is
as important as changing the
batteries with Daylight Saving


Riverkeeper to speak
atBeaches library
Neil Armingeon of the St.
John's RiverKeepers will visit
the Beaches Branch Library,
600 3rd St., to discuss various
hot topics about the envi-
ronment on the First Coast.
He will speak at 3 p.m. on
March 13.

The paths of religion,
government detailed
UNF Professor David
Schwam-Baird will talk
about how government and
religion have crossed paths
in today's world when he
speaks at the Beaches Branch
Library on March 25 at 7

Songwriters Night is
Sunday in AB
Atlantic Beach Songwriters
Night will be held from 6-8
p.m. March 9 in the Adele
Grage Community Center,
corner of Ocean Boulevard
and 7th Street. Doors will
open at 5:45 p.m. There is no
admission charge. Seating is
first-come, first-served basis,
and will be limited to 85 in
the theater. Overflow will be
set up in the lobby. The
musical host is local legend
Mike Shackelford.

Benefit for Boy. Scouts
raises $81,000 in PV
Over 60 people turned out
for A Tie to Scouting, a Boy
Scout fundraiser at The
Outpost in Ponte Vedra
Beach on February 27.
Participants enjoyed a buf-
fet, watched a video presen-
tation titled A Century of
Scouting, and pledged
$81,000 to support Boy
Herbert H. Peyton was the
Honorary Chairman fer the
event. Randall L. Ringhaver
and David Marco were the
Co-chairmen. David L.
Searcy, James A. Bledsoe, and
Fitzhugh Powell, Jr., served as
"We've raised a lot of
money tonight for one of the
worthiest causes in
Jacksonville The Boy
Scouts," Powell said.
- Jack Sears, Scout Executive
for. The North Florida-.
Council, said, "Scouting is
alive and well in Northeast
Florida, as evidenced by the
tremendous outpouring of
community financial support
from the local leadership on
the First Coast. "This has
been a tremendous fund-rais-
er and we're so grateful for
the many donors who pro-
vide the financial resources
to make Scouting a viable
The table hosts were Alan
Flicking, A.J. Johns, Michael
Greene, Bryan Cooksey,
Patrick Middleton, Aubrey
Daniels, and John Rood, who
also spoke at the dinner.
Aromas and Client Focused
Media sponsored the event.

Social Worker month
is observed
Florida's Northeast Unit of
the National Association of
Social Workers Celebrates
National Social Work Month
in March. This year's theme -
Building on Strengths: Help
Starts Here focuses on the
important strengths inherent
in each individual, family
and community. The annual
Social Worker of the Year
Luncheon will be held March
13 at 11:30 a.m. at the Main
Library, 303 N. Laura Street.
For more information about
this luncheon, contact Bill
Kintz at 904-396-4846 or

Donner meeting
for Tuesday night
A follow-up community
meeting to discuss safety
issues along the Mayport
Road corridor will be held in
Atlantic Beach Tuesday.
The meeting will begin at 6
p.m at the Donner Park
Community Center, 2072
George St., to continue dis-
cussions about improving
safety and reducing crime
along the Mayport corridor.
Milton "Sarge" Hall, who
grew up in Atlantic Beach,
previously facilitated a meet-
ing at the community center
and Mayor John Meserve sug-
gested another meeting to
continue working together.
Public safety and city offi-
cials will be in attendance.

State creates inventory
of info on sand for
The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
(DEP) recently developed a
statewide,on-line tool for
identifying suitable sand
sources from Florida's coastal
The database includes com-
prehensive information
about offshore sediment and
geological features and is to
support beach restoration
and nourishment projects.
"With this new database,
both the state and local
beach managers will be better
equipped to evaluate and
protect our precious coastal
resources," said DEP
Secretary Michael W. Sole.
"DEP continues to look for
innovative tools and tech-
nologies to enhance our abil-
ities and protect Florida's
Named the Reconnaissance
Offshore Sand Search, or

Call 904-249-9033

to place your ad today.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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







7:00 PM 10:00 PM
$35.00 PER PERSON*


A drawing will be held at the end of the evening to award prizes. Scrip is exchanged for
drawing coupons. The more winnings you have the better chance to win a prize!

*Benefit of the Children's Foundation of the Exchange Club, a tax-deductible charitable contribution
Tickets available at the door.

The following are simple steps people can take
that will reduce the risk of fire-related injury and
property loss:
Change the batteries in smoke alarms every six months or
when the low battery signal is heard.

Test your alarms weekly using the units' test buttons to ensure
batteries and all alarm functions are working properly.
Never remove the unit's batteries to stop an unwanted alarm
or "nuisance" alarm, such as those caused by cooking smoke or
burnt toast. According to the NFPA, half of the deaths in homes
equipped with smoke alarms occur because the smoke alarm did
not sound usually when batteries are dead, disconnected or
Replace older smoke alarms after 10 years or in accordance
with manufacturer's warranties.

"ROSS," the database is pub-
licly available on the inter-
net. ROSS is a topol for coastal
engineers, project managers,
and regulators as they design
and construct beach restora-
tion and nourishment proj-
ects, that encourages better
sand management practices,
sole said.
For more information on
DEP's Bureau of Beaches and
Coastal Systems, and to view
the sand inventory database,
v i s i t
eaches> .

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

.VLaL I T e L oe r a3

AB will set new

district limits

Boundaries for the first district-based
general election in Atlantic Beach will
be established -within the next six
months, city officials said.
Commissioners and staff at last
week's city strategic planning meetings
discussed establishing district lines and
how representatives will be assigned for
the next general election. Candidates
must live in the district they represent.
The city will remain divided
into four precincts, but some have
become "out of balance" with others,
according to City Manager Jim Hanson,
who said that staff is working with the
Supervisor of Elections office to make
"minor changes to the current
Each of the four districts should
encompass approximately 2,500 regis-
tered voters.
Once the district boundaries are
reconfigured, the Commission will be
responsible for determining which seat
will be assigned to each district.
Former Mayor Don Wolfson initiated
the concept of district representation
after citizens in district 13S west of
Mayport Road complained they were
not receiving adequate representation.
All candidates from each district will
be voted on city-wide. The mayor's seat
will also be voted on at-large.
Changing boundary lines must be
approved by ordinance, according to
the city clerk's office.
The next general election in Atlantic
Beach is in 2009.

JB business

opens to link

buyers to


A growing number of housing fore-
closures has driven a Beaches business
to offer a new approach to home buy-
Roger Robles, chief executive officer
of Jax Foreclosure Bus, LLC, and his
partners Saturday are chartering a bus
to showcase approximately 10 to 15
homes that are in the foreclosure
process to anryone miterelted i lJuying
a! discounted house.
"I figured this is something that
would be really good here in [the
greater] Jacksonville [area],' said Robles,
who also has a real estate license.
The concept was sparked by several
news reports about the increasing num-
ber of housing foreclosures throughout
the country, said Robles, who also
heard about a similar company in
The first tour is free, although Robles
said the company may charge a fee in
the future, and it begins at 10 a.m. at
830 3rd St. S. But, participants need to
arrive at 9:30 a.m.
Interested buyers and investors will
have the opportunity to ask Realtors,
investors and experts questions during
the five to six hour tour. Attendees will
also be given information on how to
buy a home in the foreclosure process.
The bus can accommodate approxi-
mately 20 people, although a second
bus is available, and will tour various
areas throughout the Beaches and the
surrounding area, Robles said.
Houses shown on the tour range any-
where from $30,000 to $350,000 in
price, Robles said. The houses sell for
approximately 20 to 40 percent under
market value, according to the compa-
Jax Foreclosure Bus, LLC will offer
bus tours every two weeks, and on the
interim weeks, the company will offer
free seminars on home buying, what to
look for when buying a foreclosed
home and lending information at a
location in Jacksonville.
For reservations or more information,
call (904) 536-3342 or visit www.jax-



from January

2007 through

December 2007

Jacksonville Beach: 100
Atlantic Beach: 74
Neptune Beach: 28
Ponte Vedra Beach: 28
Duval County: 5,517
St. Johns County: 721

*Source: Jax Foreclosure Bus


photo submitted
Laurie Stucki, left in second row, gathers with her 4th grade class from Atlantic Beach Elementary and theirlJNF Media Literacy buddies. Students
from UNF have been working with the 4th grade class to write and perform in their own commercials while using different advertising techniques.

Some schools plan reward programs after testing is done

FCAT, from A-1

team and parents.
UNF basketball is part of the mix
because the team was adopted by a
FMS math class, as part of. the
class's review of fractions, deci-
mals and percent for FCAT. The
students followed players. and
their statistics, using their knowl-
edge of fractions and decimals to
learn how to calculate goal per-
FCAT is used to assess student
achievement statewide and scores
can influence a student's promo-
tion as well as the state grades
assigned annually to each school
for overall performance.
,Continuing ip thecompeti'tion
vein to help stidentsr.boost FCGAT
scores, Maypoft Middle School
held a pep rally featuring 12
teacher cheerleaders Feb. 25.
"Our mantra is 'Leave Nothing
Blank,'" Mayport Middle principal
Katrina McCray said March 5.
"The message of their rap-type
cheer was 'You go in there and,
even if you don't know, Leave

Nothing Blank.' The end of each grade science FCAT.
stanza of the cheer was Leave The annual process, which
Nothing Blank. kicked off at Fletcher with "FCAT
McCray said competitions, Writes," continues with 9th and
including a basketball game and 10th Reading and re-takes March
tug of war between students and 11, 9th and 10th' Math and re-
teachers, were held at the rally. takes March 12, and 11th grade
"We know there's a lot going Science March 13.
on," she said, "but it's also a fun Principal Dane Gilbert shared "a
time." couple of important changes" in
At Atlantic Beach Elementary, FCAT:
Theresa Cardillo has promised her *For 10th graders who entered
third-grade class a party. 9th grade last school year, FCAT
"When FCAT's all done, we're Writes is a graduation criterion.
going to have an ice cream cele- *11th graders must score a 2 or
bration," she said. above in FCATI Science to have
Prior to next week's FCAT, Senior Class status at the begin-
Cardillo's 21 students were to .take yning.of.r:the-:,ext ,school ,year,
part in,what she. called :' "brain. ...TJAipseq,Voj scpp a ?but. meet, all.
gym." other promotional criteria will be
"It's a workout to help increase promoted mid-year.
your intellectual and reading skills "We don't do anything special,"
and release stress," she said. "It's Seabreeze Elementary principal
brain exercises for comprehension Bill Dutter said in prepping for
and coordination." FCAT.
Third grade is the level at which "As'we get closer, I talk to all the
FCAT testing begins and 10th FCAT classes," Dutter said this
grade's the last, save for llth- week. "We chat for 10-15 minutes.

State grant for boat ramp gets OK

by LIZA MITCHELL erty is
The Jacksonville Waterways Jackson
Commission Wednesday approved the Beac
execution of a $1,266,000 state grant to help p
help fund the purchase of property near increase
the Intracoastal Waterway Boat Ramp in for boa
Jacksonville Beach. "We
Kristen Beach, a spokesperson for the of 20 t
city of Jacksonville's Planning and noting
Development Department, said the Florida
Florida Inland Navigational District will "Wea
appropriate $633,000 toward the land There i
acquisition, about
The 120-acre property is valued at $3.6 align w
million, according to the Duval County to acq
Property Appraiser's office. work. I
Beach said city officials negotiated an ward."
agreement with the Florida
Communities Trust (FCT) for $1.8 mil-
lion with an equal match from the city.
"We don't have the money to pay all at
once so that is where the FIND grant
comes in," Beach said. "FIND will pay for
half of our half but not all in one year."
Beach said the grant will fund the
$633,000 this year and the reamremain-
ingining $267,000 in fiscal year 2008-09.
"We will still provide our $633,000,"
she said.
Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton is
expected to authorize the city's Planning
and Development Department to oversee
a study of boat traffic at the city-owned
boat ramp.
Comprised of uplands and environ-

City funds may go

back into budget

) BUCKMAN, from A-1
in Florida, but the city can re-apply for the
grant in the future, Hanson said.
"Atlantic Beach plans to continue discussions
with [Buckman-Pritchard Trust] about possible
ways to open the property for public use,"
Hanson said. "The city's main interest is to get
a long-term agreement for public access."
City officials will meet with the executor of
the estate within the next few weeks to contin-
ue discussions, according to Hanson.
If the city does not purchase the property, the
city's share $605,000 which comes from a
half-cent sales tax and bed tax funds will lapse
back into the city's budget and the Commission
will determine how it will be used during the
budgeting period.

ly sensitive marshlands, the prop-
adjacent to the boat ramp that
87-acres owned by the city of
Lville Beach.
h said the land acquisition will
protect the marsh area and will
e the number of available spaces
t trailer parking.
are looking at a rough estimate
to 30 trailer spaces," Beach said,
that it is contingent upon the
Communities Trust grant.
are still on the contingency list.
s no word on when we will here
that," she said. "If all the stars
we will begin as soon as possible
uire the property and begin the
Right now things are moving for-

We talk about how we prepared,
the importance of FCAT, how it
relates to our school grades. And
that we're all involved in it, K-
through-5, students, teachers and
principal. [K-2 is involved because]
the better prepared they are when
they hit the FCAT grades, the bet-
ter we are.
"We have a big celebration after
the FCAT. We cook hot dogs, have
a D:J., everybody's outside. It's cel-
ebration time," Dutter said of
what's planned March 25.
"We're meeting today with third
through fifth graders," Joseph
Finegan Elementary principal
David Pinter said March 5,. "to seV
:,what they want to do. In prior
years, We've had a gift-card pro-
motion. They deserve it; it's some-
thing a little extra for a job well
done. But we can't do that with
limited budget. We'll likely have a
pep rally. It's a big difference, a
couple hundred dollars as opposed
to $7,000."



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Maybe the government isn't
the one denying us our rights

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

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

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

To celebrate the
First Amendment
March 16-22 is
Sunshine Week
.go to:

To those who haven't figured out just where that state-
ment is from, here's a hint: the Bill of Rights, which con-
tains the first ten amendments ratified to the
Constitution, opens with this declaration, This, the most
fundamental of our rights, is the First Amendment It
grants us the freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly
' and petition. It is what separates from the vast majority of
other nations in the world.
Yet, unbelievably, according to a study conducted by the
McCormick Tribune Freedom Museum in 2006, approxi-
mately 99 percent of adults can't name the five rights guar-
anteed by the First Amendment, a startling concept that
leaves one positively flabbergasted. These are people who
promise to uphold America's greatest principles of democ-
racy, who. svear allegiance to the flag and who "so proud-
ly" hailed to the twilight's last gleaming. How it is possible
that our nation, run by these so-called patriots, is so unin-
formed? We are busy parading our ideals about democracy
and flourishing our Constitution in others' faces, rather
than taking the time to actually learn just what our'coun-
try is founded upon. If we plan to make changes in the
world, we ought to begin with ourselves.
J"Sweep your own doorstep before you sweep anyone
else's," as the saying goes.
Even high school students, who are actually required to
take classes involving the United States Constitution,
don't seem to have a firm grasp on their rights. According
to the same 2006 study, a stunning 75 percent of students
believe that burning the American flag is illegal. And while
-that issue has been a sticky one, every attempt at passing
a constitutional amendment to ban flag desecration has
failed it is viewed as a& peansof --cpm-au
expressionr,"which is protected.'by the First-An m drnen
Case in point: as Americans, we are woefully ignorant of
our own government's principles and actions and only
have ourselves to blame. The thirst for knowledge appears
to be waning at a shocking rate.
There is still hope, however. While idiocy and bigotry
are rarely curable, ignorance is easily fixed. We simply
need to acknowledge the void in our erudition; it is noth-
ing that a little reading can't mend. And hey you might
just learn something interesting.
Roche-a-cris Cumming
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No need to hide gray hair it can be dazzling

- -Mature folks are defined-hy.
other's perceptions. To our off-
spring we are "mom" or
"granny", which indicates our
place in the family hierarchy,
not who we are. When does
one officially become a "Senior
Citizen"? I read that 60 is the
new 40. Most of us, who do
not have health issues, will tell
you we don't feel much differ-
ent at 60 plus than we did at
40 years of age. That would
push "Senior Citizen" to the
Methuselah crowd and even
then "Emeritus Citizen" might
be more appropriate.
A recent ad for hair color
asked "When your gray hairs
are visible, do you feel invisi-
ble?" That really pushed my
buttons. Why should anyone
be depicted in the media as
undesirable simply because he
or she has gray hair? Today
gray hair is yesterdays' dumb
blonde joke. A trip to the hair
dresser can be frustrating. The
minute you walk in the door
they call you "hon" or "sweet-
ie" and drag out the hair pins,
rollers and blue rinse. Hair
.f ,41 ay -sug &ested .to.
"n e" -your- feature; pop".
Personally, I like my gray hair.
If my features don't pop, I'll
survive. When we buy into the
concept that gray hair should
be hidden, don't we also buy
into the notion that we are
somehow less valuable as we
age? If age is just a number,
isn't gray just a color?
It is difficult enough to chal-

lenge ill conceived perceptions
about aging without providing
the ammunition. Eyeglasses
that resemble the windshield
on a '57 Studebaker are not
cool. Red eyebrows with gray
hair look bizarre. A black dye
job looks ghoulish. Too much
blush and lipstick can make us
look like we are auditioning
for a party clown gig at a kid's
birthday party. Guys who
wear short shorts with knee
high black socks and tennis
shoes shouldn't gripe about
. being jeered. Activewear does-
' n't quite cut it for a lunch late
and white socks with loafers
qualify you for geezerdom. No
wonder there is a caveat when
someone comments "You look
good::.... for your age"
At a certain age, we are
inundated with mail order cat-
alogs, that we didn't request,
offering polyester slacks with
elastic waist bands and a

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

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

Letters to

the editor:

Speeding in PV

out of control

To the editor:
I was almost broadsided by
an automobile a few days ago!
I was leaving Sawgrass
Country Club by crossing A1A
to turn left and go south. An
automobile coming south on
A1A traveling at least 45 miles
an hour but probably more
like 55 miles an hour began
turning left into Sawgrass
Country Club subsequent to
me crossing to the medium.
The man driving the car was
slightly out of control and
startled by my presence in the
median turn lane.
Because of his, excessive
speed he missed me only
slightly. I was shaken but not
surprised by the close call.

whole lot of other gadgets I Because there is no law
don't even want to contem- enforcement on A1A in Ponte
plate. A lot us don't believe Vedra Beach, speeding is ram-
muumuus and tennis shoes pant. The person who almost
make cutting edge fashion hit me should have
statements. While it's true approached the left turn into
that we probably don't look Sawgrass Country Club at no
cool in peg leg slacks, bare more than 10 to 15 miles per
midriffs, skinny jackets and hour. However it is typical of
stilettos, I don't want to read this stretch of highway that
about stuff that my "emeritus" common sense does not pre-
mother wouldn't wear. vail.
Magazines. do not feature I have written several letters
career wardrobes for 60 year beseeching county govern-
old plus women. Some of us ment to do something about
who are still working would rampant excessive speed on
like to see mature women A1A within the limits of
wearing something other than Ponte Vedra Beach. 55 to 65
ugly slacks, prison warden miles per hour on A1A within
shoes and golf attire. Ponte Vedra Beach is the
My role model is a 90 year norm, although the limit is
old fashionista. She says it is posted at 45 miles per hour. It
almost impossible to find fash- seems that no one cares.
.ion that is age appropriate Hardly a week goes by that
without being "cute" or "in there is not an accident on
mourning". Este Lauder this stretch of highway and I
would have to file for bank- am certain all are due to
ruptcy if she stopped purchas- excessive speed.
ing products. She travels, hosts Once again through this
parties, volunteers and is an newspaper I ask the Saint
ombudsman for older people's John's County Sheriff Shoar
organizations. She even plants and the county commissioner
-tros!! ..... re ting,,f te Vedra
-' -dray-hair carna-edazzlingifl .ea ch, home's anuel, to
everything else in the package find a way to stop this mad-
is up to par. Why shouldn't it ness before an utter tragedy
be afforded the same rite of takes place on A1A. The
passage as adolescent acne? I speed limit within Ponte
choose to buck the system; Vedra Beach should be
continue to protest the dread- reduced to 35 miles an hour
ed "Senior Citizen" phrase and as it is ,at Jacksonville,
keep my gray hair. Neptune and Atlantic
Williams is an Atlantic Beach Beaches. Law enforcement of
resident. the speed limit should be
relentless. There are simply
S too many retired people, chil-
r dren,. people walking and
Storw: bicyclist in the confines of
Ponte Vedra Beach to allow
this speeding to continue.
gre eal I ask the question, does that
e agrea d al utter tragedy I mention above
have to happen for county or
school jobs. They are not the state government to do some-
spoiled, materialistic brats thing about this speeding epi-
you paint them! demic within the Ponte Vedra
I suggest you get out from Beach limits?

behind your computer, put
down the coffee and get to
know these kids personally.
Your perspective will change, I
guarantee it!
Susan Drain
Ponte Vedra Beach

Don't mix Mayport Road with the village

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

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

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

Our military deserve better compensation

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

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

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

Jim Walker
Ponte Vedra Beach

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

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

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

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

Stolen credit card used to buy gift cards at neighboring store

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

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

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

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

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




of rape

in park

Jacksonville Beach police are
no longer investigating the
possible sexual battery of a
teenager in the Cradle Creek
Nature Preserve after the teen
recanted her report.
The 16-year-old girl told
police Feb. 28 that she ven-
tured alone into the 10.5-acre
preserve located at 15th Street
South and Fairway Lane alone
on Feb. 15 after a fight with a
family member:
Police said the teen initially
reported that an unknown
man jumped out of the bushes
and raped her.
Sgt' Thom Bingham Tuesday
said detectives were following
up on the case but then she
told police she was not
attacked in the preserve, but in
Jacksonville. The Jacksonville
Sheriff's Office is pursuing the
Bingham said police have
not had problems with suspi-
cious people in the city-owned
nature park.

Kat Church, 64, died
March 4, 2008. She was born
in Maryville, Tenn., and was
p longr-time; residentnt of
Jacksonville Beach. .,,
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Frank.
Church is survived by her

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

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

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

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

Tohn Keith Dutcher

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

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

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

Douglas Merle Fritz

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

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

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

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

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

The sandlot baseball that is played Saturdays at
Cornerstone Park is special to some special kids, who
may have no other chance to play team ball.
The players are in the Rising Star division of the Ponte
Vedra Athletic Association for those whose disabilities
prevent them from playing with a "regular" team.
The division is a dream come true for at least one play-
er Robbie Culliton, 12, whose father, Bob Culliton,
approached the PVAA last year about the team.
"All he's [Robbie] ever want to do was play on a base-
ball team," the boy's mother, Mary Jo Culliton, said in a
telephone interview this week.
"It just provides him the capacity to be a regular kid .
. and play a real game," she said of their son, who has
"motor planning issues" so can't respond or act as quick-
ly as most children his age.
The PVAA was "extremely supportive" and provided
the Rising Stars with a place to play and equipment to
use, Mary Jo Culliton said.
It was discovered during the first year that expecting
the Rising Stars to make the kind of commitment
expected of other teams was not realistic, she said.
"They weren't used to having a more traditional
sports outfit," she said. Many of the special needs kids
have frequent therapy or other sessions that keep them
busy, she said.
So, this year, "basically, there's no commitment. It's a
sandlot format" and those who show up can play, she
The team's third practice is Saturday, and the
Cullitons invite any child who would like to take part to
go to the Cornerstone fields for practice 3 p.m. to 4:30
Although turnout has been low four youngsters
played last Saturday, Mary Jo Culliton said siblings,
friends and other children will join with the Rising Stars
for the games, she said.
"There actually will be some typical kids out there
playing with the Rising Stars," she said, giving the chil-
dren "a real game."
Special needs and other children can join in the games
even if they haven't attended a practice, she said. There
is no cost, but players should bring their own glove.
Games are scheduled March 15, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and
May 3 on field 2 at Cornerstone. Game time is 3 p.m..
In general, the Rising Stars range in age from about 8
to about 13, she said.
"The more kids we have out there, the more real it is."
For information on Rising Stars, call Coach Bob
Culliton at (904) 859-9606.

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Grant Walchle takes a swing at the ball Saturday during practice for the
Rising Stars division of the Ponte Vedra Athletic Association. Children
with or without special needs are invited to join the practice and games.

Fresh idea: Sign can be 12 sq. feet larger

The Architectural Review
Committee (ARC) gave its OK
last week for a larger "Fresh
Market" wall sign to be placed at
the grocery store along State
Road A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach.
The ARC's Feb. 27 approval of
a 36-square-foot sign to replace
the existing 24-square-foot sign
follows the Degcmber vote by
thie., St. Johns County
Commission allowing the larger
Under the rules of the Ponte

Vedra Palm Valley Overlay
District, which are overseen by
ARC, wall signs for businesses
are to be limited to 24 square
The Fresh Market sign, like
the signs of other businesses
along major roads in the Ponte
Vedra area, was a sticking point
for the grocery store, which
rroved into the space formerly
occupied by Harris Teeter.
FreshtMirket originally tried,
for a 47-square-foot sign, but
ARC board members rejected

that proposal in July.
When the issue came before
County Commissioners in
August, commissioners sent it
back to the ARC, and Fresh
Market agreed to a suggestion
from county staff to reduce the
sign to 36-square-feet as a com-
But when ARC members
again took up the issue, the four
members present were split ,-l,
on whether to allow the larger
When commissioners voted

to approve the larger sign in
December, two commissioner
expressed their distaste for deal-
ing with such an issue.
"This board doesn't want to
deal with these issues,"
Commissioner Ben Rich said
during the December meeting.
"I think we have to insert
some level of common sense
into this thing," Commissioner
Ji./ "trati a "I," believe ?ye
have to e somewhat business-
friendly but not intrusive to the
community," he added.

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An entrepreneur who moved
her company, Green Frog Art,
from New York to Ponte Vedra ,
Beach is the featured subject on
the covet of the upcoming r
"Working Mother Magazine."
Kelly Neal, president and
chief designer of the children's
furnishings company, is pic- ,
tured on the magazine's April\
cover holding her daughter
Ava, 1.
The story inside tells about
Neal's decision to leave behind
the mergers and acquisitions
she brokered for a New York
law firm and 12 years ago
launch the furniture design
company, although she had no
background in furniture or
After the business took off,
Neal decided to relocate to
Ponte Vedra Beach in 1997
because of the state's friendly Ke
business climate, the wealth of
artists in the community and
the fact that her parents live in Ponte Vedra, the
magazine article notes.
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Vedra Beach.
The two married about
two years later and, as the
magazine article explains,
the couple struggled with
fertility problems and
miscarriage for three years
before Neal was able to get
pregnant through invitro
Now a mother, Neal bal-
ances the responsibilities
of business and family,
reserving weekends for
family time, according to
the article.
Green Frog Art has
seven employees in a kid-
friendly and dog-friendly
atmosphere, the story
"I was excited when the
magazine contacted me
and asked if I would be
their cover model," Neal
said in a news release this
week. "When someone

recognizes your hard work as both a business
woman and q mother, it is truly flattering."
The April issue of "Working Mother
Magazine" is expected to be available about

Cops warn of online scam

If you get an e-mail whose subject line
declares that "some one you know, want you
dead," do not respond, advises the St. Johns
County Sheriff's Office.
At least three St. Johns County residents over
the past month have reported receiving such a
threat from a supposed hit man in an e-mail
scam first reported by the FBI in December 2006,
according to deputies.
The e-mail "threatens to kill recipients if they
do not pay the sender," according to a news
release from the Sheriff's Office.
"The scam is preying on fears" instead of "the
recipients' greed or good intentions" as previous
e-scams have done, the release said.
"If you receive an e-mail such as this, just
delete it and never respond back," the Sheriffs
Office advises.

"A reply just sends a signal to senders that
they have reached a live account."
The warning comes as Bill McCollum,
Florida's attorney general, encourages con-
sumers to become better informed to avoid
falling prey to scam and con artists.
"Con artists are often very clever in devising
new schemes, and consumers have to be ... ever
on their guard," McCollum said in a news
release this week.
Debt collection and credit reporting agencies
top the list of fraud complaints received last year
by the Attorney General's office.
They were followed by Internet-related scams
that emerged last year, among them a variety of
check overpayment schemes, as well as identity
theft and complaints about online companies
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from the

sports page


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

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

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

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

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

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

Call it the Tim Tebow effect,
but ESPN has not only
announced plans to televise
Florida's April 12 Orange and
Blue spring scrimmage, but
the entire GameDay crew will
be on hand. Maybe it's an
indication of where the Gators
will be ranked heading into
the 2008 season.
Former Fletcher High ten-
nis ace Whitney Thompson
survived another round on
America's Next Top Model
this week. She is one of 11
contestants left on the Tyra
Banks-hosted show, which
airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on
the CW network.

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

Photos by ROB DeANGELO i

ABOVE: Fletcher
High's top girls
singles player,
Savannah Perry,
hits a forehand
during her match
Englewood at
Huguenot Tennis
Center in

RIGHT: Elisabeth
Cavallaro, the
Senators' No. 2
girls singles play-
er, follows
through on a
serve in her
Fletcher topped
Englewood, 6-1,
to improve to 4-3
on the season.

Let me tell you about the one that got away

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


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

of the surface.
I made my way out toward
the end of the pier and found
a spot between some folks to
set up.
I set up my pole with a
hook that was more suitable
for catching Jaws than the
and whiting
that have itJ
anglers have
been pulling *-
over the ledge
for the past Me
few months. I
pulled out oni theo
som e frozen '4 V
shrimp for bait
and sent my a b *0ig
first cast
straight over i Bll
the railing.
Plenty of AM g
were hanging B ac
around the pil-
ing near me.
While many of the fish eyed
my bait, they showed about as
much real interest in it as I
did with reading Shakespeare
in high school.
I tried to use the theory I



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

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

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After being rained out
Tuesday, the Fletcher High
girls tennis team bounced
back Wednesday with a deci-
sive 6-1 win over Englewood
at Huguenot Tennis center.
Senators No. 1 singles player
Savannah Perry led Fletcher
with a 8-0 victory in her
match. Teammate Elisabeth
Cavallaro followed suit with
an 8-0 pro set win.
Third-ranked Katelin Allen
earned an 8-2 victory over her
Rams opponent, while
Senators No. 4 singles player
Samantha Massar won, 8-0.
Hallie Stennes made it a
clean singles sweep for
Fletcher with her 8-0 victory.
"Savannah has great foot-
work," Senators head coach
Penny Rauckis said of her No.
1 player. "She anticipates very
well and is able to get into
position to hit down on the
ball almost all the time.
"We've got great depth on
the team this year and I think
we'll be very competitive."
In doubles play against
Englewood, Cavallaro teamed
with Patricia Petei for an 8-4
With Wednesday's win,
Fletcher improved to 4-3 on
the season with a few impor-
tant matches upcoming. The
team was scheduled to take to
the courts again Thursday at
First Coast, then return home
next Tuesday to host Wolfson.
After hosting Lee High next
Thursday, the Senators will
travel to Terry Parker on
March 17 and Jackson High
on March 18.
Looming on the slate, how-
ever, are important show-
downs against Paxon March
20 and Stanton Prep March
25. Fletcher will host both of
those matches.
"Those will be good tests,"
said Rauckis. "Hopefully we'll
have everybody healthy and
we'll be ready to go."

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...After being,postponed from
Tuesday, the Panthers blanked
Episcopal on Wednesday.
Yannick Yoshizawa, Tom
Blackwell, Will Cheshire, Josh
Kessler and John Clifford all
earned-singles wins for the
Panthers in Wednesday's
match at Nease High.
Blackwell and Cheshire
teamed up for a doubles victo-
ry as did Kessler and Austin
Saacke for the Panthers.

Fletcher's season got under
way March 2 with the Saints
Open, featuring 16 teams, at
Sandalwood High.
The Senators' Alex Schanen
won the boys 1,600-meter run
in a time of 4:37.31.
In the girls competition,
Fletcher runners swept the
1,600. Megan Bary was first
with a time of 5:44.09; Marki
Lyon placed second in
5:49.89, and Allison
Shemenski was third with a
time of 6:07.33.
Shemenski also won the
girls 3,200-meter run, clocking
Fletcher's next meet will
take place Saturday at Forrest
High School in the Westside
Relays beginning at 9 a.m.

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Thompson Tribe finds success amidst the waves


The "Thompson Tribe" is
r ripping its way into the
world of professional
surfing. Brothers, Cody, 18,
Evan, 16, and
Tristan, 11, are
each sponsored
by Billabong and
Sunrise Surf
Shop and are
among the top
surfers in North
America for their
age divisions.
Their ultimate .
goal: surf on the
"The ultimate
goal is to make it
on the World
Tour," Cody
said. "I can't
even really think
about it now.
You have to U i
work your way
through the
ranks, keep
improving and c
stay focused."
Thompson is ranked fifth on
the Association of Surfing
Professionals (ASP) North
America Pro Junior tour for
surfers ages 20 and under.
Evan is ranked 19th. The 2008
ASP Pro Junior season kicks off
this weekend in Sebastian
Inlet, FL with the Billabong
Junior Pro. This is Cody's and
Evan's third season competing
full-time on the ASP Pro Junior
"My goal this year is to
make it into the top four so I
can represent the North
America district and compete
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travel expenses for
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scored by Spy eyew
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're each travels to surf bigger waves in
try to focus Hawaii and Puerto Rico. He
I events for has also surfed in Costa Rica,
Nicaragua, South Africa,
Junior, Mexico and Portugal.
the ASP In the summer of 2007, he
I Qualifying surfed in Bali, Indonesia for
(WQS), the first time for a Billabong
is like the video shoot.
r league of "Bali was definitely the best
1g. There are waves I've ever surfed," Cody
e restric- said. "The tour keeps me pret-
to compete ty busy but we have a big off-
e WQS and season so I try to surf bigger
of the waves and stay focused when
events are I'm not on tour."
uled to Evan Thompson is ranked
ide with the 19th in the ASP Junior Pro and
ro Junior is in his third year competing
s in the full time. His best finish was as
location, an amateur in 2005 when he
*ear Cody won the National Scholastic
d fifth in Surfing Association (NSSA)
TQS event, open boys East Coast champi-
an's Pro Pier onship in Sebastian Inlet.
c, in In addition to Billabong and
ington Sunrise, Evan is also sponsored
i, Cal. by Sharp Eye surfboards, Spy
iat was eyewear, Etnies, DNA energy
bly the best drink, and, like the
ver done in "MySpace" of local surfing.
test," Cody "I pretty much just followed
whatever Cody did," said
n going to Evan. "I usually surf with him
do more and we travel together to do
this season. different events. My goal is to
)rs when I'm improve my surfing and get all
to Australia the experience I can in the
:he other junior tour and just work my
way up."
ong pays Evan and Cody represented
he cannot the United States in the
t) to cover Quiksilver Internatidnal
ASP Tour Surfing Association (ISA)
ps through- World Junior Surfing
also spon- Championships in Portugal
ear, Sharp last year. Evan placed 25th in
tor 9 skate- the under 16 division and
f Shop, Cody placed 49 in the under
qixon 18 division.
"I didn't do so well; the
eason runs waves were really bad and
gh October there were a lot of good guys
hanging from from Australia, New Zealand
and Brazil, but Evan did well
in the younger division," Cody
said. "There are so many good
surfers out there. I just try to
-keep getting better."
The Thompsons have been
surfing with their dad, Hugh,
and their eldest brother, Trey,
P g 19, ever since they can remem-
ber. Trey doesn't surf competi-
tively but he surfs and skates
with his brothers at the

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BELOW: The Thompson Tribe: 18-year-old Cody, Tristan, 11, and 16-year-old Evan.

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local skate parks when they're
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Cody started high school at
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still considered an amateur
surfer. He is a two-time NSSA
East Coast mini grom champ
in 2006 and 2007; Eastern
Surfing Association district
menehune (12 and under)
champ in 2008 and five-time
\\avemasters champ in his age
"Cody and Evan are phe-
nomenal, 'and Tristan is
unbeatable in his age divi-
sion," said Mitch Kaufmann,
director of the North Florida

District of the Eastern Surfing
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you're going for second. He's
like the [Kelly] Slater of 11
year olds."
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first-big win was making the
finals of the NSSA nationals in
California when he was 15.
Cody landed his Billabong
sponsorship when he was 15
and started surfing on the ASP
Pro Junior.
In 2006, he surfed in only
six of the 11 events on the ASP
Pro Junior and still finished
the season ranked 11th.
"I like the competitive side
of surfing a lot," Cody said.
"Free surfing is really fun for
me, too, but competing is dif-
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Senators No. 1 girls singles player Savannah Perry serves dur-
ing her match Wednesday at Huguenot Tennis center in
Jacksonville Beach.

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

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

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

Gate River Run promises to be bigger than ever

r-F |e 31st annual Gate
| River Run takes place this
Saturday morning at 8:30
a.m. Last year, a record num-
ber of people (14,500) turned
out for the main event, the
15K, and you can expect even
more this time.
Over 11,000 have entered
,and the MPS River Run expo
will open at noon Thursday,
You can bet that a few thou-
sand latecomers will sign up
during the expo that contin-
ues until 8 p.m. Friday. The
15K will probably crest 15,000
and that will be the biggest
race in Jacksonville history, six
times larger than the original
race of 1977.
Even the accompanying
events are sizeable. Race
Director Doug Aired expects
2,500 in the Florida Times
Union 5K Charity Run/Walk
and 2,000 in the kids run, the
adidas Junior River Run.
"I think we will see 20,000
total participation," Aired said.
Competitively the race is
exciting and wide open
among the men but rather
dull and predictable between
the women.
Aired said: "We have Brian
Sell, who finished third in the
Olympic Trials, running and
Dan Browne, a former River
Run champion. There is also
Abdi Abdirahmen, Justis
young, Andrew Carlson and a
host of young new faces. I
think this could be the year
when we crowna totally new
"On the women's side there
is Deena Castor who should
win it easily," he said.
But the real star of this
year's event may not be a per-
son but a thing. The new fin-
ish line, located inside the
Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium on the Jaguars' 20-
yard line, is an unqualified
smash hit. The football field is
very likely the reason why the
attendance figures will go
through the roof.
Additionally, the Jumbotron
will be on and runners will be
able to see themselves finish
on the home team's turf.
It's not just about athletics
anymore, it's entertainment.
But 47 men and women in
this year's race can remember
a time when it was about ath-
letics and not much else. They
have been there since the
beginning, they are The
This is the small (and grow-
ing ever smaller) group that
has run every race right from
the first River Run 15,000 in
Neptune Beach's Dave
Ohnsman has not only run
them all but has come home
with a lot of silverware. The
64-year old has placed in his
age group eight times out of
his last nine River Runs. The
one time he didn't win any
hardware was when, at 59, he
was outrun by none other
than the legend himself, Bill
Yes, the same BR who won
the Boston and New York


Marathons a gazillion times.
Oddly enough, Ohnsman's
slowest River Run was his first
one. As a young 33-year-old
pup he ran 63 minutes and
ten-seconds and vowed,
"Never to run so slow again."
He also promised himself to
run "under my age." So at the
age of 61 in 2005, he ran
59:25, in 2006 he ran 61 min-
utes and in 2007 he completed
the course in 62 minutes.
"I wasn't all that hot When I
was younger," Ohnsman said.
"But my decline hasn't been as
much as other peoples'. I
haven't gone down as much as
some of the others."
But Ohnsman is sweating

out this year's race more than
usual. Like all aging runners -
Streakers included he has.
been derailed more than once
by injuries.
Since November Ohnsman
has had foot and hamstring
troubles and his usual regimen
of 50-miles a week of treadmill
running has been reduced to
just 16.
A couple of years ago, a
Streaker died while running
the Gate and I felt compelled
to ask Ohnsman: Would you
do it If you knew it tight kill
"No, I wouldn't. But it's
been fun," he said.
There aren't many running
sages around these days but
Atlantic Beach Streaker Leo
Sheckells appears to be one of
them. His steady-as-you-go
credo is hard to argue with.
Leo has been running for-
ages but has never pushed the
distance, either in racing or
"I enjoy it too much, to do
it too much," Sheckells
explained. "I want to be in it
for the long run."
Though he has run the,
marathon.and half-marathon
once each, Sheckells has no
desire for long races. In fact,
the 9.3 miles of the Gate River

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Run is a far as he ever runs at
one time.
"I run every other day; that's
it. My once-a-week long run is
six miles, my regular run is five
miles and my weekly speed
run is three to four miles.
About 15 miles a week," he
Sheckells is now 68 years
old. He can't remember any
particular River Run, saying:
"They were all about the same
over the years."
He remembers his best while
being 40-something and run-
ning a 63-something. To Leo
Sheckells it is all immaterial.
Regarding the River Run, he
says, "It's not harder, just .

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

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

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Get Out Cummer opens Cuban collaboration

Brown Bag Lunch
The March Brown Bag
Lunch Lecture, to be held at
12 p.m. March 7 in the GTM
Research Reserve
Environmental Education
Center's auditorium, will
feature sea shells of
Northeast Florida. GTM
Research Reserve volunteer
Rick Edwards will talk about
the many varieties that can
be found. He also will share
his vast collection of shells.
Attendees should bring
lunches and questions.
There is no cost to attend
the lecture. For information,
call 904-823-4500

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

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

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

Bike Guana
Guana Tolomato Matanzas
National Estuarine Research
Reserve hosts a trail biking
tour from 8-10 a.m. March
9. The tour, led by GTM
Research Reserve volunteer
and Florida Master Naturalist
Craig O'Neal, covers 6-8
miles roundtrip. Participants
need to provide trail and
beach bikes. Helmets, closed-
toe shoes and water are
required. Space is limited.
Call 904-823-4500 to reserve
a spot. Entrance fee is $3 per
vehicle, but annual GTM
passholders enter free.
Sunset Kayak Tours
Friends of the Guana
Tolomato Matanzas National
Estuarine Research Reserve
(GTMNERR), in partnership
with Ripple Effect Ecotours,
offer three sunset kayak
tours in March. The two-
hour explorations of the
GTM Research Reserve will
be held from 5-7 p.m. March
2 and from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
March 9 and March 16. Cost
of each tour, which is appro-
priate for ages 12 and up, is
$45. All kayaking equipment
and instruction are included;
there's a $3 per vehicle park-
ing fee. Reservations must
be made in advance. Call
Ripple Effect Ecotours at
904-347-1565 to reserve a
space. For information and
additional tour dates, go to

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

rnest Hemingway was
contemplating his next
great novel when he
befriended photographer
Walker Evans ini Cuba in the
spring of 1933.
Hemingway, then 33, was in
Havana to fish, drink and
Evans, 29, was there to take
photographs for "Crime in
Cuba," a book detailing the
oppressive policies of Cuban
dictator Gerardo Machado.
In the evenings, Evans
joined Hemingway for drinks
and spirited conversation at
Sloppy Joe's,,a Havana water-
ing hole that would be made
famous in Hemingway's 1937
novel "To Have and Have
Evans reportedly took hun-
dreds of black-and-white por-
traits during his brief Havana
photo assignment, but oddly
enough, not one of
Vintage photographs that
Evans took in Cuba along
with Hemingway's personal
letters and artifacts from that
period comprise a new exhibit
at the Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens.
"Ernest Hemingway and
Walker Evans: Three Weeks in
Cuba, 1933" opens Saturday at
829 Riverside Ave. Admission
is $10 for adults and $6 for
seniors, students and nmilitarv'.

The Evans prints, discov-
ered by Hemingway's heirs in
the early 1960s, document the
political unrest and general
malaise that engulfed Cuba in
the early 1930s.
According to the The
Museum of Modern Art in
New York, which hosted a solo
exhibit of Evans' work in
1938, "It was in Havana that
[Evans] captured some of his
first images of poverty, destitu-
tion and despair, and also his
first great portraits of working
Scholars believe many of the
photos Evans took in Cuba
provided source material for
Hemingway's "To Have and
Have Not."
Fearing the Cuban secret
police might confiscate his
negatives, Evans gave
Hemingway some 40 prints as
a safety precaution.
Hemingway stored the pho-
tos in a room behind a Key
West bar, along with other
personal items:
After the author's death in
1961, the prints made their
way to museum collections,
including the J. Paul Getty
Museum in Los Angeles,
which has nearly 1,200 Evans
prints spanning four decades

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

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

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


empathy for the downtrod-
den" while taking portraits of
Havana street beggars and
Cuban slums.
The Havana assignment,
Codrescu said, would "prefig-
ure" Evans' photographic con-
tributions on the ground-
breaking 1941 book "Let Us
Now Praise Famous Men" by
James Agee, who detailed the
suffering of tenant farmers in
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Lisa See considered herself a
"respected regional author"
before her 2005 book "Snow
Flower and the Secret Fan"
became a critically acclaimed
best seller.
The foreign language rights
for "Snow Flower," a novel
about poor, uneducated
women living in seclusion in
19th century China, were
sold to 36 countries. See's
fifth book since 1995 also
landed on the coveted New
York Times Best Seller List.
Overnight, See went from
six-city book signing to 40-
I city, transcontinental ones.
Her latest novel, "Peony in
Love," which is set in 17th
century China and is based
on a true story, has sparked
another coast-to-coast book
The Los Angeles resident
makes her only Florida
appearance at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12, at The
Book Mark in Atlantic Beach.
"I'm excited about it," said
See in a phone interview this
"One of my absolute
biggest fans lives there."
See is referring to Atlantic
Beach resident Elizabeth Pate,
who has corresponded with

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

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

Overfertilizing St. Augustinegrass could

encourage chinch bugs, UF study says

and noon every Sunday
through April 6 at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre,
12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. Doors open two
hours prior to curtain. Tickets
range from $39 to $46 for din-
ner and the show. Call 641-
1212 for reservations.

For "Gillian On Her 37th
Birthday" are Saturday, March
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A little fertilizer can perk up
a St. Augustinegrass lawn as
spring arrives, but homeown-
ers who overdo it may find
they're growing more than
A University of Florida study
suggests that repeatedly using
large amounts of nitrogen fer-
tilizer can ignite a population
explosion of Southern chinch
bugs-the No. 1 insect pest of St.
Augustinegrass, the state's
most popular turfgrass.
The findings were presented
in Jacksonville this week at an
Entomological Society of
America meeting.
"Everything in moderation,"
said Eileen Buss, an associate
professor of entomology with
UF's Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences. "When
we try to overly manage a nat-
ural system we get the balance
out of whack."
UF turfgrass experts advise
homeowners to use no more
than 1 pound of slow-release
nitrogen fertilizer per 1,000
square feet of lawn, a recom-
mendation found in the docu-
ment "St. Augustinegrass for
Lawns," available at
In the study, Southern

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

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

reduce turfgrass resistance to
chinch bugs.
Though this study was con-
ducted in a laboratory rather
than a yard, Buss says the
results are relevant to home-
owners. Southern chinch bugs
don't move around much,
staying in the same area unless
they can't find food.
And with the insects produc-
ing a new generation every
four to six weeks during
Florida summers, increased
egg-laying could lead to rapid
population growth in overfed
Buss said she's not sure how
applicable the results are in
other Gulf Coast states where
St. Augustinegrass is common-
ly grown, due to environmen-
tal differences,..:.,;j *.; , ,: ,
Studies on other chinch bug
species elsewhere in the
United States show that it's
common for nitrogen fertilizer
to boost egg production, said
chinch bug expert Fred
Baxendale, an entomology
professor with the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln.
"What Dr. Buss is seeing is in
line with prior research," he
said. "I think her research is
interesting, I think it's valid
and it needs to be taken fur-

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Garden Week at the
Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens begins
this Sunday, March 10 and
runs through Thursday,
March 14.
This is an opportunity to
enjoy one of the most beauti-
ful locations along the St.
Johns River, picnics, lunch-
eons and lectures by national-
ly recognized authorities on
garden art.
The South'ss leading land-
scape artist, Mary Palmer
Dargan, will lecture at a
luncheon on Monday. Stan
Defreitas, an award-winning
author and host of the "Mr.
Green Thumb Show," will
speak at Tuesday's luncheon.
Pauline Runkle, recipient.of
numerous awards for flower
arranging and featured in
many publications, will speak
on at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
prior to the hat luncheon. A
gala reception will be held
Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Call 699-6038 for reserva-
Also opening Sunday at the
Cummer is "Ernest
Hemingway and Walker
Evans: Three Weeks in
The black-and-white photo-
graphic exhibit documents
the social and political,
upheaval in 1933 Cuba. It
runs until June 1. *
* *
What inspires private col-
lectors or museums to collect
artworks, and what makes an
artwork worth collecting?
Is it personal choice or
appeal, future value or the
artist's ideas, colors or unique
subject matter?
Preston Haskell has
amassed more than 300 con-
temporary abstract works.
Cindy Edwards taught art his-
tory and held various art
leadership positions over the
past 10 years.
Professor James Breck
taught at Harvard and Yale
universities. He is an expert
on tax shelters and has
organized international exhi-
bitions and is an expert on
tax trials.
These experts on collecting
will speak at 7 p.m. March 13
at the Jacksonville Museum of
Contemporary Art. The event
is free to members. On
Wednesday, March 12, enjoy

a Luncheon Gallery Talk on
the current exhibition, "The
Art of Edouard Duval-
Carrie." A box lunch will be
available from Cafe Nola for
This Sunday, March 9, from
noon until 4 p.m., is Family
Free Day at the museum. The
subject will be Blue Masks.
Call 366-6911, ext. 225.
The Jacksonville Coalition
of the Visual Arts announced
the dates and location for its
next exhibit. House of Stereo
will host the Spring Show
which will run from April 19
to May 17.
A reception will be held
Saturday, April 19, from 6 to
8 p.m. Works to be juried will
be accepted at House of,
Stereo on Monday, April 14,
between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Members may submit two
entries to be juried. the cost
is $5 per entry. Call Bharati at
730-2413 or Gerry Charm at
292-0590 for information.
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The Cultural Center at
Ponte Vedra opened a new
exhibit last week of the works
of Jay Shoots. His photogra-
phy of people has gained him
a reputation for his attention
to capturing beauty and sen-
sitivity in his subjects. See
this exhibit through April 5.
On March 19, from 6 to 8
p.m., Young Advocates for
Cultural Awareness, an arm of
the Cultural Center, will pres-
ent a celebration of the
Iranian New Year. The event
will feature Persian culture,
Iranian art, music, dancers,
food and social conditions of
a traditional Persian New Year
Dr. Benjamin Smith will

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

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

Experimental Theater will
open "Ladies At The
Alamo," a comedy, on March
The show can be seen
through,March 19 at 716
Ocean Blvd. in Atlantic I
Beach. Call 249-7177 for
* *
Tomorrow night, Saturday,
March 8, join Players By-the-
Sea Theatre for Epicure, a
fundraiser to be held at the
Selva Marina Country Club,
Atlantic Beach. In addition to
artworks, dinners, trips and
much more will be auctioned.
Call 249-0289 for reserva-
* *
The Jacksonville Watercolor
Society will meet at 7 p.m. on
March 18 at FCCJ South

Campus in the auditorium.
The program will be a
demonstration by John
Salminen, one of the premier
watercolorists in America
Salminen is known for his
realistic urban landscapes as
well as his mixed media
abstract paintings. Call 273-
2987 for information.
* *
First Street Gallery is featur-
ing "At the Water's Edge,"
photography and paintings
by Linda Olsen and Jewelry
and Glass Design by Jeannie
Johnson. The gallery is at
216-B First Street, Neptune
* *
Mark your calendar for
Saturday, March 29, from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. to attend the

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

The North Beaches 'Art
Walk will take place
Thursday, March 20, at Town
Center between Atlantic and
Neptune Beaches. This event
is free and open to the public.
* *

Cummer: Exhibit opens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

With talent such as this, one
might think this flick's univer-
sal panning by critics might
just be the ravings of a bunch
of jaded snobs. Believe this
reporter: It isn't. One scene, in
which a turkey is pho-
tographed attached to an
unmentionable part of one of
the male actor's bodies, should
be hilarious.
It does have certain comedic
elements, but it's so badly
done and photographed,
you'll wince rather than
Despite a cameo by Ernest
Borgnine who in a few short
minutes out-acts the rest of
the cast put together "Strange
Winderness" isn't a flick to
pencil in on your movie
Should you see this badly-
done flick in theaters?
Absolutely not! This view will
be reinforced after you view
the trailer at www.strangewil-
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4:00, 5:15, 7:20, "7:50, 10:00,

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College Road Trip. Rated
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Fri.-Thurs., 12:20, 2:35, 4:50,
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Definately, Maybe. Rated
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Jumper. Rated PG13. Fri.-
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The Spiderwick Chronicles.

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ring Dane Cook (Lions Gate)
Rated: R
2. Mr. Woodcock Billy Bob
Thornton (New Line) PG-13
3. 3:10 to Yuma Russell
Crowe (Lions Gate) R
4. Saw IV Tobin Bell (Lions
Gate) R
5. The Game Plan Dwayne
"The Rock" Johnson (Buena
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6. Rush Hour 3 Chris Tucker
(New Line) PG-13
7. Resident Evil: Extinction
Ali Larter (Sony) R
8. The Nines Ryan Reynolds
(New Market Films) R
9. The Heartbreak Kid Ben
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10. War Jason Statham
(Lions Gate) R


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7. Saw IV Tobin Bell (Lions
Gate) R
8. Good Luck Chuck Jessica
Alba (Lions Gate) R
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Thornton (New Line) PG-13
10. Ratatouille featuring the
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5:30 p.m. Children's Good Friday Liturgy
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Holy Saturday, March 22
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5:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Baptism
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online at www.

The Atlantic, 333 N. 1st St.,
Jacksonville Beach. 904-249-
3338, Tonight DJ Jade spins old
wave and 80's retro from 10
p.m. to close. On the other side
DJ Infadcer plays hip hop and
Top 40 songs form 10 p.m. to
dose. Every Saturday DJ Marco
entertains with Top 40 and
dance tunes from 9 p.m. to 2
a.m. He is joined by DJ Wes
Reed spinning 80's, remixes and
mash-ups from 10 p.m. until
Acoustic rock with Charlie
Walker, Funktion and Acme in
the main bar every Wednesday.
'Thursday night is ladies night!
All ladies drink for free 10 p.m.
to 1 a.m. $2 Miller Light and $3
cocktails are offered while DJ
Infader and DJ Wes Reed spin
hip hop and retro. Happy Hour
is Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m. with two-for-one cock-
.tails.,an d, 1 off all sushi rolls in
Athe2'Vwly opened sushi bar.'
,Mor6ir'formation available at and
Bo's Coral Reef, 201 5th Ave.
N., Jacksonville Beach, 246-
9874. DJs and female imperson-
ators weekly.
Culhanes Irish Pub, 967
Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach,
249-9595, tonight is the Soco
Lime Drink Promotion from 7
p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March
8 video DJ Jaren performs at
9:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9
Bobby Flynn & Band perform

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

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

Paco's Mexican Grill, 331 1st
St., Jacksonville Beach, 208-
:5097, Matt Still plays every
Thursday, live music is per-
formed every Friday. 74 Sound
System Reggae DJ's every
Happy Hour Monday to
Friday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Sunday offers NFL drink specials
and bottomless mimosas.
Twisted Sisters Cafe, 1266
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach,
241-6453. Every Tuesday is Song
Writers Circle starting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday Night Ping Pong
League begins at 7 p.m. with 2
for 1 happy hour all night.
Every Wednesday enjoy the
weekly wine tasting with local
art. Trivia starts at 9pm!
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Ponte Vedra, 280-5515.
Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. to
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of wine. Every Wednesday
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to 8 p.m. at $12 per person. Live
music performed from p.m.
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$2 premiums, drafts, bottles and Karaoke every Tuesday,
house wines. Everybody else Wednesday, Saturday and
drinks $3 wells and $2 domestic Sunday with a contest at 11
drafts..All sushi rolls are $1 off. p.m. every other Thursday.
Lynch's Irish Pub, 514 N. 1st Spare Time Tavern and Grille,
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Friday, March 7
BEAM Offers Free Tax
Preparation: Free tax prepara-
tion is offered by BEAM
[Beaches Emergency
Assistance Ministry] to indi-
viduals or families earning less
than $40,000. Appointments,
which are required, are avail-
able between 1 p.m. and 5
p.m. on Fridays aud between 9
a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday at
the BEAM offices, 850 6th Ave.
S., Jacksonville Beach. Call
246-9749 to make an appoint-
ment with IRS-certified prepa-
ration assistants. Special
matching funds savings
accounts are available to qual-
ified participants.
Gone with the Wind: The
Ribault Garden Club presents
its 68th annual two-day flower
show, "Gone with the Wind,"
from 2-4 p.m. March 7 and 1-
4 p.m. March 8. This standard
flower show, which is open to
the public, will feature horti-
cultural and floral design
exhibits that will be judged by
the National Garden Clubs
Standard System of Awarding.
There also will be a plant bou-
tique. The Ribault Garden
Club is at 705 2nd Ave. N.,
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call 246-4641.
Read Across America: Read
Across America is being held

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 9
Don Thompson Chorale:
The Don Thompson Chorale
presents a Spring Concert at 3
p.m. at Riverside Presbyterian
Church, 849 Park St.,
Jacksonville. The Thompson
Chorale is a non-profit, com-
munity-based volunteer cho-
, rus. For information, call the
Chorale office at 358-0196.
Garden Week: Garden
Week, Where Culture Blooms,

The Beaches Museum celebrates 2nd birthday

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

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

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

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

Mother's Day pops concert reinstated for '08

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

Actually this is a very expen-
sive event."
Last year, the cost to pro-
duce the Pops at the Beach
concert was nearly $40,000
with only $6,000 of those
expenses paid through out-
side revenues.
Expenses for the event
include lighting, sound, secu-
rity and portable restrooms.
Approximately 5,000 people
have attended the sympho-

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

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

by Sharon Batten, Hat
Luncheon, Floral
Demonstrations and Guest
Lecture Luncheons. For infor-
mation or to purchase tickets,
call 904-899-6038.

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

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

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

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

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

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140 Mortgages
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Marsh Landing @ Ponte Vedra Beach,
FL. Pristine, private, panoramic view, gat-
ed community, 728-8306
FSBO (2) buildable lots centrally located,
South Jax Beach, 50'x115' each. $185K
each or both, $365K. $25K below apprais-
al: (904)221-9198, (912)266-0912.
5 minutes to Jax Beach, over 1/2 acre,
150x190, nice trees, great location. Close
to JTB, schools, shopping, beaches. Will
build to suit. Possible owner financing. All
reasonable offers considered. Only $3.70
per sf. $99,900. (904)993-5853,
(904)993-3803. Owner/ Agent.
de-sac lot available. $260,000. 591-4156.
MAYPORT- LARGE mobile home lot, city
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Nice 3/2, garage, fenced yard, screened
porch, new roof, hardwood floors. Only
$199,900. Possible lease purchase. All
closing costs paid. Call June @ 994-3608,
Remax Advantage.
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $295,000.
Will co-op. (904)249-1890.
We're open online
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Phyllis Staines, Realtor
RE/MAX Coastal Real Estate
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing. available, $260,000. (904)686-
3 kitchens, 3 baths; 3 units or one house;
walk to beach. As Is/ invest, $375K OBO.
out, Jax Bch, 5 1/5 blocks to beach, 4/3,
fenced backyard, 1 1/2 car garage. New
appliances, cabinets, carpet, tiTe, win-
dows, doors and stucco. Ready for some-
one to give yard loving care. $330,000.
Call 545-4002 for appt.
What we have: 4706sf., 5BR/4BA; very
private 1.6 acre lot w/ natural lake and
fountain; beautifully finished and profes-
sionally decorated interior; summer kitch-
en; screened lanai w/pavers. Property lo-
cated in Ponte Vedra. Offered at
$1,199,000. MLS# 394990. What we are
looking for: Minimum 3300sf.; 4BR/3.5BA
3 car garage. Looking in Ponte Vedra or
Southside Jax. Price range desired
$550,000 to $650,000. For more informa-
tion please call: (904)382-9896.
Large airy 3/1 overlooking marsh in
sought after Ioqationl 3/2, tile, formal din-
ing, great room, avail for quick move-in.
4/2, story, lots of space Including Florida
room, Ig stone fireplace. Nice lot.
Almost 2000sf, 3/2, w/ formal living, din-
ing, den & lanai. Fenced yard w/ view of
lake. All tile throughout. Just Reduced to
221-1711 OR 241-5501

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

4400SF home "as Is" with 2BR/ 2BA ga-
rage apt. $1.8 million. 716-8455.
OPEN HOUSE, March 8th & 9th, 1pm-
4pm. $239,000, 14251 Pablo Woods
Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32224. 3BR/2BA
+bonus room, w/screened porch and
above ground pool in cul-de-sac.
INVESTOR 9BR/2BA $140,000. PGI
$69,000, NOI $50,000, DOC, 993-8424.
JAX BEACH, 5 blocks to ocean, double
corner lot. "As Is". 3BR/3.5BA, 2600sf.,
huge master suite w/sunroom, loft, office,
wood floors, cedar ceilings, lots of built-in
& storage. Plus 1200sf guest apt. and
shop or pool house. $645,000. Owner/
Agent (904)655-3494.

South PVB, breathtaking marshviews and
sunsets. 2 minute walk to private beach
w/cabana. 2BR/2BA +office. Incredible
terms. (904)487-9290.
house, large fenced yard, stone fireplace,
new carpet. 2153 Featherwood Dr. E.
Owner relocating and must sell. Reduced,
$209,900. (904)280-2728 Iv. msg.
NO MONEY Down! 4 BR Selva Marina
Atlantic Bch. 514-1090.
JAX BEACH. 5BR/2BA, 2300sf On 2 lots.
New roof, heat pump, plumbing & siding.
$360,000 OBO. 249-8637.
QUEENS HARBOR, $999,900. 4828sf
6BR/5BA, wooded, marsh/ ICW views. For
details: Robert Upchurch (904)238-1808.
The Real Estate Resource.

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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
904-247-7000 office

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

MIRAVISTA- ATLANTIC Blvd. at the Intra-
coastal waterway. 3BR/2BA approx.
1690sf, 2nd floor unit with o10ft ceilings,
elevator service. 1 car garage, includes:
water, cable, pool, spa, fitness center.
Gated community w/ marsh views. Avail
3/16/08 and on. $1799/mo.
PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf
w/ garage. Villa Del Mar. $142K.
JAX BEACH- the Palms, gated, 2BR/ 2BA
new luxury condo w/ garage. Vaulted ceil-
ings, washer/ dryer, pool & fitness. Only
$168,000, lease/ buy option. (904)472-
PONTE VEDRA- Grand Cay 2/2, 1st floor.
No stairs, W/D, screened lanai, all amen-
ites, gated, $199,857. (904)994-2825.
FSBO JAX Bch. Luxury, 2BR/2BA,
1357sf. Fee paid thru June. $339,900.
241-4544 or 993-3882.
BOAT SLIR Near ICW, ground floor,
washer/ dryer, tile floors, carpet in master
bedroom, clubhouse, pool, tennis, boat
ramp/ storage, slip large enough for 50'
yacht. $300,000. Lease/ Purchase OKI
A1 A Realty Services, Inc. 249-8855.
JAX BCH, 3/2, 8TH FLOOR corner unit w/
great views! Best buy in the metro. Very
motivated seller. $627,000. Duval Realty
Inc. 367-1818.
PRICE REDUCED 100K MiraVista in-
vestor liquidation, 2674sf. w/garage on
marina. Value $799K. Sell $699K. Turn
Key Long term lease in place. 40' slip ad-
ditional $159K. (904)463-2845. Only Buy-
ers/ Investors. No Brokers please. Equity
trade considered.
MIRAVISTA 3BR/ 3BA third floor unit
overlooking Intercoastal waterway & Mari-
na. Unfum. or furn. for corporate rental.
$475,000 will consider lease option. 241-
Completely renovated 1/1 on lake, Seller
offering: 1 pt buy down, 1 year prepaid
dues, $1000 in closing costs and $500 gift
card to rooms to go. $145,900, Call Mar-
yanne 904-537-6161.
Ocean Links Condos, 500 Sandiron Circle
#535. spacious & updated 2 large bdrms/
2 full baths. Great rm/ fireplace, separate
din area. Huge screened balcony, 1 car
gar. Reduced $198,500. Marie Farrell, Re-
altor, 742-8534, Re/Max Coastal.
1st floor, end unit. Gated Community, ap-
prox. 1400sf., hardwood floors, plantation
shutters thruout, Newly remodeled kitch-
en, covered parking. $222,000.

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MAYPORT LANDING 2/2 townhome, 980sq', upgrades, new carpet.
HIDBFN COVF / 1549sn' honm Near Maunnrt Naval Rtation Small nets Ok

$725 mth
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(904) 285-6927 (904) 285-4884
Serving the Beaches Since 1936 -
195' of bulkheaded water- Incredible oceanfront town- Water views from almost
front with 40' floating dock home awaits you 4BR. every room. Upgraded
at your back door. Tus- 3BA, 3.300sf. remodeled master bedroom with
cany style, 4BR. 4 5BA r with quality features granite tops in bath &
study, Theatre rm. smart throughout. Private 2CG. wonderful 2"- floor deck.
hse. pool/spa. $2 995.000. Lovely gated community. 3BR/2.5BA. 2.165sf.
Kmi Marlin-Fisher $2,500.000 Susan Fort $439,000. Michelle Floyd
Traditional home on water Ccompletely updated home 75' x 460' lot located
to golf lot. Quality custom on the lake! New kitchen directly on the Intracoastal
home with many recent cabinets & bath vanities Waterway. Deep water
upgrades Seller will pay with granite. New HVAC, access, gorgeous tree filled
for club Membership carpet, tile in gated lot w/expansive views to
with acceptable offer. Fairfield in PVB. $529,000. the north & south
$1.250,000. Susan Fort Al Chafin $850,000. Susan Fort
Built in 2001, 4BR/3BA, Drive from Ponte Vedra Beautiful oak canopy
3.288sf, 3CG. Heated & Blvd into the cul-de-sac covers private drive to this
screened pool & spa. lake under majestic canopied immaculate 5BR/4BA brick
view, extensive upgrades, oak trees. Borders the homel Brazilian cherry
Corian countertops, and Guana Preserve w/lovely wood floors and granite
more! Picture of elegance! oak trees $849,000. tops! $1,350,000. Michelle
$799.000. David Darch Deborah Chi/ders Floyd Jayne Hoffman
Natures best. 230' ocean Private 59' porch w/access Spacious 4BR/2BA located
frontage & 500" depth to to LR & both BRs. Bright, just over the Intracoastla
the mean high water line. well-kept, 2BR condo Waterway. Fenced in
With 35'+ elevations partially furnished. Many backyard overlooking lake.
westward of the coastal new features plus beautiful Marble fireplace, bamboo
const. line. Build above ocean views from every floors. 2CG. Value priced
the rest $4.975,000. Kim room, $619.000. Howard at only $325,000. David
Maitin-Fisher Batten Danrh
Cozy 2BR/2BA condo Pie shaped lot with mature Fully furnished 3BR/3BA
located in the popular tree canopy and mean- condominium on third floor
Southside area with easy during stream behind, with incredible view. Pool,
access to anywhere in Great for a handyman or fitness, gated with manned
Jacksonville. Features remodel. 4BR, 3.5BA. security, garage, dock slips
1,105sf, granite counters, 4,656sf. In-ground -,ool available. You'll love the
attached 1-car garage and and brick Florida room. lifestyle at Mira Vista.
lots of amenities. $159,000. $749,000. Len Knight $549,000. Patti Martin
Jennifer Martin
SUILDYOUR DREAM HOME Gorgeous custom home on Great brick home located
Don't miss this excellent large lagoon lot. Open floor on a beautiful corner lot
opportunity to build your plan w/large rooms, near the playground. This
dream home across the volume ceilings & walls of home has everything you
street from the ocean, windows Main house will need to feel right at
Possibility of ocean views 4BR/4.5BA plus 1BR/1BA home. Granite c-tops.
with the right floor plan. guest apt. Pool/spa. Many crown molding and more.
Lot is approxy 90'x120r. upgrades! $1.239,000. Priced at only $549.000.
$369.000. David Darch Susan Fort Peyton Stockton
One of the best Oceanfront home on 100' Cape Cod style cedar
undeveloped lots in South lot w/protectlve dunes. shake home located on
Ponte Vedra Beach. Don t Fully furnished, 3BR. Ponte Vedra Inn & Club's
miss this opportunity to 3.5BA. 2.850sf. very open 6'" tee box of the Ocean
build the home of your floor plan expansive Course. 4BR/4BA plus 2-
dreams Lot features high ceilings. FP. luxurious half baths. 4,861sf. Pool
elevation and great depth, master bath. $1,990,000. & summer kit. $2,600,000.
$1.300,000. David Darch Dennis DeSimone Kim Martin-Fisher
4BR/4 5BA w/roof-top spa. On almost 2 acres in the Approx. 4,720sf. 4BR.
3 stories, ocean views, estate section of Palencia. 5.5BA on nearly 2 acres,
Quality construction, high a golf course community ICW access. Pvt cabana,
end finishes Ready for with unparalleled scenery htd pool, tree houses, dock
your personalization. Call A truly perfect setting to w/lifts, 4CG. 2 prof. chefs
for plans and specs. build your dream home! kits., hdwd mrbl. stone fir
Priced at $2.850,000. Only $1.350.000 Michelle and morel $3.800,000.
Valerie Shaw Floyd -~ Jayne Hoffman Kim Martin-Fisher
574 Ponte Vedra Boulevard 280 Ponte Vedra Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
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beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call
FSBO, VILLAS @ Marsh Landing, beauti-
ful, completely furnished, upgraded, 2/2,
garage, golf course view, screened lanai,
200,000, 887-5005.

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

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

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


.14 Acres Zoned: NC-2
3,360 Square Feet Concrete Block Construction
Also available for Lease @ $10 psf NNN
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.87 Acres Zoned: CS
125' facing front door of new Putilix
.36 Acres Zoned: C-1
3,994 Square Feet Great Corner Location

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N. JAX Beach, just steps to ocean, large
2BR/1BA townhouse. CH&A, ceiling fans,
fully equipped kitchens. Upstairs unit,
wood floors, new bathroom, sundeck
$950/mo. Downstairs unit, new kitchen
and bath, includes washer/ dryer.
$1100/mo. No pets please. 247-6432.
JAX BEACH, 2.5 blocks to ocean, large
2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D, deck. $995/mo.,
655-5367, 803-3099.
PONTE VEDRA, 3BR/2BA Townhouse,
wood floors. Quiet, secure neighborhood,
close to Beaches, shopping, St. Johns
School District, JTB. $995/mo. Call
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
JAX BEACH- 2BR/1BA, just 7 blks. to
beach Garage space. $750/mo. All South
Realty, 241-4141.
includes water. No dogs. $990/mo. +dep.
463-0222, 465-2653.
NEPiTUNE BEACLtiLj(dio w/garage, 1.5
blocks from ocean,: No pets..$777/mo. in-
wcludes-,alltutilities,'.W/D;' Avail. April. Call
Rick 891-2345.
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1BR/1BA $650 & $725/mo., Credit Check
2BR/1.5BA. Spacious 1500sf on cul-de-
sac by nature park. Built 2001. New carpet
upstairs & tile downstairs. CH&A, W/D.
$975/mo. (904)610-2743.
103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA,
lower apartment. No dogs. $995/mo.
211 N. 8th St., upper apt. No dogs.
$625/mo. All deposits equal one-half rent.
Lawn service included. Broker/ Owner
1/2 MONTH FREE! 1BR/ 1BA, Summer
House 5-star resort community incl. W/D.
Avail. now. $799/mo. (904)704-9885.
2 BLOCKS to beach, 2/1, WDHU, large
deck, 214 8th-Ave. S. $850/mo, $700 dep,
brand new carpet, washer/ dryer. Fourth
house from the ocean. Just painted. Patio.
Extremely beautiful/ charming. $875/mo.
pet allowed w/ dep. 887-9595.
OCEANFRONT- 2BR/2BA condo in S.
Jax Bch! Pool, clubhouse & more!
$1350/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BCH large 1/1 & 2/1.5 apts.
Near stores and bus, dishwasher, pool,
$575/mo & up. A nice place to live
No pets, 246-8537.

2BR/ 2.5BA townhouse, 1 car garage,
7th Ave. S. $1200/mo. (904)372-4260
2BR, CH/A, WDHU, 1st Ave. S. Credit
check. $875/mo. 891-0606.
MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
3BR/ 2.5BA Townhome eat in kitchen,
appliances included, WDHU. 1923 Mary
St. Atlantic Bch. Call 246-2803 or 241-
5415, $900/mo. first month up front
+ damage deposit.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/deposit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
ATLANTIC BCH 2/1. 724 East Coast Dr.,
CH&A, hardwood floors, $900/mo, first,
last, SD. 1 year lease. Donna Ross Real
Estate, Inc. 246-4862.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE. No pets or
smoking. CH&A, WDHU. 418 4th St.
North, JB. $850/mo. 249-0370.

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Homes, condos and

241-5501 221-1711

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" 2BR/2BA, Mayport Landing $700-
$825/mo. Close to base.
+ 2BR/I BA, Quad Ct. Close to base.
+ 2BR/2BA, The Courtyards, new
carpet, community pool. $775/mo.
Neptune Beach
* 2/1 Apt. Oceanviews, water
included. Cute Unit. $1000/mo.
Jax Bch
+ 2/1 Apt. walk to beach, patio in
back, remodeled. $800/mo.
+ 4/3 Duplex near hospital-fenced
yard, I car garage. $1400/mo.
+* 3/3 Condo, tile & upgraded kitchen.
2 car garage. $1700/mo.
Call us for
Professional Property Management
Call 249-2322

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ATLANTIC BEACH, 2BR/2.5BA, fireplace, NEPTUNE BCH apt. Military discount,
W/D, 3 blocks to town center & beach, large 3BR/1BA, 3 blocks to beach,
$1150/mo. (904)742-6423. WDHU. Avail now. 247-7641.

tion, 1/2 blck to ocean. 125-127 18th Ave.
N. No assoc. fees. $550,000 OBO. All of-
fers considered. Leave msg 249-3974.

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St.
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.

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

1 BR w/separate study, balcony facing
ocean, wood floors, washer/ dryer.
$950/mo. 2224 Ocean Drive South

1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.

NEAR SAN Jose CC, olfice condo,
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PONTE VEDRA, Treehouse at the beach.
2BR/2BA condo, high ceilings 1200sf., al-
most new appliances/carpet. Natural pre-
serve views. W/D. fireplace, garage. East
of A1A. $1145/mo. Janet Wells, 635-6375.
(2) 2BR/ 1.5BA TH, 979 Main St., Atl Bch.
$750/mo. $750/dep. No pets. 237-3229.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, next to
Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to beach,steps
to tennis courts & skate park, double ga-
rage, security system, large front & back
yard, all tile. 562 Vikings Lane. $1350/mo.
ATLANTIC BEACH. 1651 Coquina Place,
1BR.. 1/2 block from Ocean. large deck/
vard, tile, no dogs, $750/mo. 246-6039.
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, newer
interior, clean and move In ready, balcony,
2BR, WDHU, great parking. Short term/
pets OK. $1050/mo.. low utilities.
wood floors, $1399/mo, Pets ok, 321 9th
St. N. 534-2120,
JAX BEACH. East of 3Sd. .1 AckludeS
washers dryer & water, 98SB, 2nd St. S.
$850/mo.. VIP Realtly 962-6190.
542 BEACH Ave. AB. a oss trom ocean
1BR, AC. WDHU, Pets considered.
$925/mo. .+$600,dep 612-8080.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references. 5750. $795/mo,
222 4th Ave. So, 221-4134, 703-5518.
NEPTUNE- BEACH. 2BR BA, 3 blocks to
ocean. WDHU. $S501m 10. (904)742-6423.
NEPTUNE BCH, 2150 Florida Blvd.
?BR/1.5BA, renovated 2005, WDHU,
tonced back ryad. credit check, No Cats/
Non-smoking. $0SO"mo, (904)728-6958..
,age, includes water & gas, $1250/mo, no
dogs. 463-0222, 465 2653
2BR/1.5BA, No Pets, $900/mo.
w.wcomm, pool! $875/mo. All South Realty,
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
JAX BEACH, 1BR, 450sf, 2 blocks ocean,
t595/mo. +$300/dep. Military/ Senior dis-
count. 212 13th Ave. N., 708-0731.
601 MAIN St., Atlantic Bch, 2BR/1BA, fire-
place, WDHU, screened porch, CH&A.
Credit check. $775/mo. 891-0606.
2 blocks to ocean! WDHU. $895/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.
OLD ATLANTIC Beach, Ocean and Town-
center 2 blocks. Large 3BR/3BA town-
house. Excellent condition. No Pets.
$1695/mo. 362 East Coast Dr. 241-3609.
2BR/2BA new carpet, fenced back yard,
1158 Songbird Lane, $800/mo, $700 dep.
'280-2728 leave message.
So., 1yr. new, 3BR/2.5BA, 1700sf, master
suite w/jacuzzi, balcony, tile first floor,
W/D included, 2 car garage, fenced yard.
Small dogs considered, $1600/mo. +1/mo
dep. Call 249-6150.
2 BLOCKS to beach, Jax Beach,
2BR/1BA. $950/mo. 210 7th Ave. S.
JAX BEACH, super clean 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, ceiling fans, dishwasher;
$775/mo. +deposit. No pets. Available
now. 614 4th St. No., 254-7644.
Walk to beach from this 2BR/1BA town-.
home. Approx. 900sf., newly remodeled
kitchen, CH&A, new W/D, private yard.
$900/mo. No pets. 616-5615.
:>BR/2BA condo w/club pool, just steps to
bhach! $950/mo. All South Realty,
NEP BCH, EAST OF 3RDI Huge 2/1 du-
plex, top floor, 1200sf, all hardwood floor-
ing, diningroom, livingroom, WDHU, CH/A,
huge fenced yard, parking for 2-3 cars.
Home warranty. Lowest rent since 1989,
950/mo.+ 247-3191.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Great 1BR w/garage.
Steps to beach, $875/mo. (904)910-1108,
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.

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

13486 LAS Brisas Way, San Pablo Creek.
3BR/2BA, $1400/mo. 318-4446.
LOVELY 1BR on intracoastal $600/mo
+deposit No pets. 285-3452.
rage! Pool, tennis & more! $1150/mo. All
South Realty, 241-4141.

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

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

4 BLOCKS from beach, 2BR/2BA, sun-
room, big kitchen, WDHU, W/D option,
shaded fenced yard. Excellent condition,
nearly new appliances. $1100/mo. in-
cludes credit on utility. 1 year preferred.
No pets. Jax Beach. (904)502-5910.
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1300/mo. 838-8725.
house, 119 Sandcastle Way. 1544sf, cul-
de-sac, private backyard, tiled, W/D, re-
frig., gar., $1200/mo plus dep. We pay
Assoc. fee & yard maint., pets OK+ dep.
Phone 904-610-6444.
JAX BEACH, SFH, 3BR/3BA +office/ mur-
phy bed room. Quiet street, pets ok, large
fenced yard, 2 car garage. $1450/mo.
2/1.5, 791 Assisi Ln., #206. $720/mo.
2/1, 1338 Rose St., $840/mo.
3/2, 537 Aquatic Dr., $1170/mo.
NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, lots
of tile, jacuzzi tub, skylights, large fenced
yard, lawn service. No pets. 1st/ last/ se-
curity. $1650/mo. 249-2921.
JAX BEACH- 930 S. 1st Ave., 1100sf.,
3/1, new wood flooring, bath & kit., W/D &
DW. $900/mo. All South Realty, 241-4141.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 2100sf., 4BR/2.5BA.
Fenced backyard, quiet neighborhood.
$1800/mo. 1481 Marshview Ct., Hidden
Paradise. 403-8953
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 363
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, $1100/mo. plus de-
posit. 982-0416.
ADORABLE, 3/2, newly renovated home
, in Ponte Vedra. Wood floors, fenced yard,
quiet neighborhood. $1295/mo. Lawn
service incl. Call 476-5071 for an appt.
JAX BEACH, Beautiful 3BR/2BA, 1700sf.
2 car garage, fireplace, washer/ dryer,
fenced yard, lawn service, great ,neighbyo-
hood. $1509/mo.,568-0428. -
3/2 Duplex, avail. 4/1, $825/mo.
2BR townhome, $850/mo.
Duplex, 3BR/ 2BA, $895/mo.
3/2, 1 car gar., Avail. 4/15, $950/mo.
3BR/ 2BA house $995/mo.
3/2, 3 blocks to beach, avail. 4/1,
3/1.5, $1300/mo. Roommates allowed!
4/2.5, 2 car gar., $1695/mo.
1/1 condo, Bishops Court, $895/mo.
Avail 4/15
Forest Creek Condos
2/2 condo, $950/mo.
3/2.5, 1 car gar., $1095/mo.
3/2, 2 car gar., $1195/mo.
Sutton Lakes
3/2 house,, $1095/mo.
4/2 house, $1195/mo.
3/2 home, Harbor Springs, $1195/mo.
3/2 home, Greenfield Lakes, $1200/mo.
3/2, Collinswood, $1245/mo.
3/2 home, Grogan's Bluff, $1250/mo.
3/2 Wolf Creek condo, $1250/mo.
4/2, Savannah Creek, $1295/mo.
4/2 house, Windsor Chase, $1395/mo.
4/2 house, Ashley Woods, $1475/mo.
5/4 home, Queens Harbor, $2995/mo.
2/2 townhouse, Shadow Wood, $895/mo.
2/2 townhouse, Raymur Villa, $925/mo.
2/2.5 townhouse, Fort Caroline Lakes,
3/2, Queen Akers, avail. 4/10, $995/mo.
3/2 house, 2 car gar., Brookwood Forest,
3/2 house, River Woods at St. Johns
Landing, $1095/mo.
3/2 townhome, Derringer, $1095/mo.
3/2 w/ bonus room, Monument Lakes,
2/2 house, Ashley Green, $1300/mo.
3/2.5, 2 car gar., North Hampton,
3/2 house, Ridgemoore, $1350/mo
A dozen properties Southside, Bay-
meadows & Northside.
241-5501 OR 221-1711.

BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2.5BA, den w/fireplace,
office, screened pool. $2000/mo.
13 Fairway Lane, JB. (904)241-0267,
3BR/2BA home w/fenced yard. 1-2 yr.
rental or lease to own. $1000/mo. Avail
4/1. Call Rick 891-2345.
PONTE VEDRA, LAtrium, 2BR/2BA, fire-
place, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1200/mo. 642-3517.
S JAX Beach, great beach location, good
living spaces 3BR/2BA, $1550/mo.
(904)910-1108, (919)358-0244.

2BR/2BA, GROUND floor, end unit w/ga-
rage, close to pool, plenty of storage. In
The Palms @ Marsh Landing, $995/mo,
Jamieson, (904)234-0115.
$200 OFF 1st month. Luxurious newer
1BR/1BA, Bartram Park. ONLY $825/mo.
JAX BCH, 3/2, 8TH floor comer unit w/
great views! $3000/mo. Duval Realty Inc.
SPACIOUS CONDO at The Palms. 3/2
w/garage, $1200/mo., 242-9173.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/2BA, ^W/D, fireplace.
3 blocks to beach. $1075/mo.

JAX BCH, 3/1, 2.5 car gar., fenced yard, PONTE VEDRA Bch, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf w/
$1200/mo. 836 9th Ave. N. 318-0044. garage. Villa Del Mar. $850/mo incl. cable
-& water tn(904)545-3156f

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

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

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

UNFURNISHED CONDO, immaculate first
floor, 2/2 condo, appliances one year old;
screened lanai. Many amenities,
$1000/mo. Call 285-4772 after 6pm.
OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint,
great location, $900/mo, McGuire Mort-
gage, 246-9915.
2/2 CONDO, PV Bch, gated w/amenities.
Call David 294-6940.
920sf, WD, WIC, 9ft ceilings, solarium,
gated community, over looking pool &
lake. Tons of amenities, Avail. April 1st.

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

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

4BR/4BA, weekly, monthly, yearly. Call
S. JAX Bch. 2BR, fully furnished, ocean-
front condo: Monthly/ Weekly. 241-0267.

1BR/1BA, GROUND floor, fireplace, W/D,
2 pools, full gym, beach shuttle and ac- OCEANFRONT 1BR or 2BR, daily/ week-
cess. $800/mo. 294-1237. ly/ monthly, pool, 463-7343.

South. 1BR/1BA units, pool, no pets. 1
parking space. Unfurnished 2nd floor cor-
ner unit, newly remodeled and beautiful.
All new appliances, counters, cabinets
and floors. $1399/mo. Furnished 1st floor
unit $1499/mo. Call (904)463-1036.
PONTE VEDRA- Grand Cay 2/2 1st floor.
No stairs, W/D, all amenities, gated,
$1085/mo. (904)994-2825.
2BR/ 2.5BA Townhouse, 1438sf, II Villag-
io, tile floor, stainless steel kitchen appli-
ances, granite counters, W/D incl.,
screened balcony, pool, fitness center,
gated community & morel No smoking, no
pets. $1300/mo. Avail. 4/1. Call (904)463-
JARDIN DE MER, 3BR/2BA, garage.
$1295/mo. Avail. now. 770-429-9331.
PONTE VEDRA Townhouse 2BR/2.5BA,
on lake, end unit, pool, tennis, must see
model. SCH Consulting, Inc. Broker
,710 .858
OCEAN FRONT Condo, Jax Beach, 1/1,
W/D, quiet beautiful pool, $1350/mo,
3BR/ 2BA condo, S. Jax Bch. Great loca-
tion. Hardwood floors, frplc., vaulted ceil-
ings, $1200/mo. Call (904)703-0986.
3BR/2BA. Call 294-8138.
3BR/ 2.5BA Townhouse, 2477sf, II Villagio
new unit, 1, car attached garage, wood
floor throughout, stainless steel kitchen,
appliances, granite counter, W/D incl.,
screened patio & balcony, pool, fitness
center, gated community & more! No
smoking, no pets. $1550/mo. Avail. now.
PALMS AT Marsh Landing- 1st floor,
2BR/2BA, hardwood floors, granite, marsh
view, $1000/mo. 904-613-7605.
Brisas, 601-South 1st Street. Furnished/
Unfurnished. Available Immediately. Call
PONTE VEDRA lakes 2/2 condo on big
lake, new carpet/ paint, pool ++,
$1100/mo. 285-5260

nished homes & condos! From $700 per
week! All South Realty, 241-4141.

AVAILABLE NOW, stress free, completely
furnished room, shared home. $125/week-
ly/ $450/mo. 333-2624.
Atlantic Beach or PVB, $650/mo. Call
June, 994-3608.
Stress Free, completely furnished room,
shared home, available now. $125/weekly/
$450/mo. 333-2624.
CLEAN, FULLY furnished house, 9 blocks
to beach. No smoking. $550/mo. includes
utilities. More info, 247-0354.
ROOMMATE sought to share house in
The Courtyards, near Mayport Naval Sta-
tion. $400/mo. Includes electric, water,
W/D. 249-4367 (nights), 899-9293 (days).
Non-smoker only.
HOUSE IN Atlantic Bch., nice quiet neigh-
borhood, 1-1/2 BA,'W/D, master' bedfd6m
rent + 1/3 utilities. Paulette 304-5929.
leave message.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/ 2BA home with pool &
hot tub needs roommate. 1 mile to beach.
$800/mo., 1st & last, 6mos min. Call 536-
1255. Avail. immed,

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

2 NEW professional furnished office
spaces next to Mayo Clinic. 10'x13.5'
each. $550/mo. each. Cohnie 223-0035.

RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.

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

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

SKAT 'PLAYERS interested in a gentle-
man's game. Call Fred 249-0476.

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

IF YOU are interested in advertising under TEACHER ASSISTANTS, church pre-
this category please call 904-249-9033 or school, experienced preferred. Benefits.
email: 249-1204 or fax 241-3550.

REFINED SENIOR lady seeking like gen-
tleman for companionship. Reply to
Beaches Leader P.O Box 50129 Attn: RD
Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32250

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

NEED A Math. Tutor? I tutor up through
Algebra 1. Lyn Broderick, 247-8609.

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

FAMILY IN Nep Bch needs care.for 2yr
old Tues, Thurs & Fri., 2-6pm. 249-4159
DRIVER- ATRIA Senior Living is seeking
an experienced, self-motivated, part-time
Driver for their community bus. We are lo-
cated at 14199 WM Davis Parkway, just
off San Pablo and alongside Mayo. Please
stop by to fill out an application.
NOW HIRING Wait Staff, Host/Hostess/
Bartenders, Bussers, and Food Runners.
The Bridge Market & Bistro, 377 S.
Roscoe, PVB. 285-1154.
LAW OFFICE in Atlantic Beach, part time.
Telephone, data entry, & typing. Fax re-
sume to: 247-7003 or call Vicky 247-8989.
SMALL OCEANFRONT hotel looking for
dependable Front Desk Clerk. Night shift.
Apply in person 120 Atlantic Blvd. Nep-
tune Beach.

required with Florida HMO Insurances.
ICD9 & CPT Coding a must. Immediate
opening, hours 9am-2pm, Mon-Fri. Com-
petitive salary. Call 241-8300 or fax re-
sume 241-0831.
KENNEL ASSISTANT needed for' busy
veterinary clinic, competitive wages. Previ-
ous kennel experience preferred. Excel-
lent benefits. Apply in person: Beaches
Animal Clinic, 937 Beach Blvd., Jax
Beach. 246-2045 or fax resume 246-3064.
OCEAN LIFEGUARD. City of Atlantic
Beach. $10.25/hr. starting; $11.17/hr. with
First Responder. Returning lifeguards pay
will vary depending on prior service. Must
complete 500 meter pool swim in 10
minutes or less, a 1/2 mile ocean swim/
run and be at least 16 years of age by
5/03/08. Must report to Fletcher Sr. High
Pool on 3/15/08 at 10am; or 3/29/08 at
10am for mandatory testing. If hired, must
successfully complete a City provided 48
hour ocean lifeguard program and a 45
hour FDOT First Responder Program. Ap-
plication form .& testing info available at
800 Seminole Rd. or visit
then "jobs" at the top of page then "ocean
lifeguard" or call (904)247-5820. No new
hire smokers or tobacco users. Physical
and Drug testing conducted. EOE.

MARSH LANDING Country Club is cur-
rently hiring for AM or PM Part-Time Dish-
washer. Apply in person in the clubhouse
,,Tuesday-Saturday. Call 285-6514 for
' irec.ions Drug T-ir.g EOE

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.
needed Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30am-
6pm. Pay dependent on experience. Apply
in person between 9am-12pm. and 2-
5:30pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays at
Integrated Health & Allergies Ctr. 135 Pro-
fessional Dr. Ste. 105, Ponrite Vedra.
small oceanfront hotel. Experienced appli-
cants only. Weekends required. Apply in
person, 120 Atlantic Blvd., Neptune
MV0=0~KI C^ A=C"^ M XA Q "F

SCAFFOLD Erectors, Ironworkers, Car-
penters, Construction Personnel (Skilled
and Unskilled), 726-5661.

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

Needed for home health & area hospitals.
$8/hr. To apply visit our website @ or apply in person,
North Florida Health Services, 710 3rd St.
N., Jax Bch. 241-1656.
SALES POSITION, full time, in Ponte Ve-
dra Boutique. Looking, for motivated,
friendly, energetic individual w/retail expe-
rience. Beverle's Boutique 330 A1A N.
Suite 214 (Near Talbots) .285-9094 Ask
for Hilary.

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

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

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

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

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

Friendship, Growth, Flexibility. Every-
where you look within the Baptist Health
system, there's an opportunity for career
satisfaction. It's all about being party of a
circle of care where your needs are cen-
tral to success.
Ponte Vedra Beach
Duties will include rooming patients, taking
vital signs, documenting patient history,
CLIA waived labs, following-up on diag-
nostic testing, scheduling and referrals.
Must be willing to work as a team player
and cross train to.other areas in the office.
Good patient service and communication
skills required. At least 1 year of medical
back office experience, knowledge of
medical terminology, pediatric experience
and the ability to multi-task in a busy office
is required.
Fax resume to: 904-391-5348
or apply online to job # 3309 at:

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

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

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

DRIVERS: LOCAL opportunity! Great sal/
benefits. Route Sales/ Svc Rep. HS Grad,
CDL-B a plus. (904)264-2607.
Recruiter-south @
SOUTH BEACH SALON has chair rental
available. Call Jerry, 673-3639.
AMERICAN HOME Companions seeks
experienced live-in caregivers. Live-in 2,
3,4 or 5 days per week. Must drive & have
car. 247-7495.
Shop has stations for rent. Licensed re-
quired. 910-9106.

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

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

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

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

COMPANION/ SITTER, 20yrs+ exp., hos-
pital visits, overnights, weekends. Few
openings avail. Ginger 239-7631.
IF YOU are interested in advertising .~nder
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
emnail: ..
superior care for your loved one. From
handicapped children to the elderly: From
simple companions to nursing services.
Licensed/ Insured and Bonded. Call
Providing the best CNA'S, HHA's and
Homemakers/ Companions to care for
your loved one at home, hospital, nursing
home, assisted living. Up to 24-hour care.
Affordable Rates. (904)725-8222.
years experience seeks new position. Ex-
tremely dependable and caring. Excellent
references. Call Leslie 612-4751.

BE50ROOM SET, cherry finish, excellent
condition, (double bed, chest of drawers,
and changing table). $375. 285-5260.
WASHER & Dryer, good condition.
$75 each. Call 710-7665..

GENERATOR- TITAN 850.0, New still in
original wrapper. New $2500, sell for
$1500, 318-6545.
SOFA $100. GE Washer/ Dryer, excellent
condition, large load capacity $100ea.
285-4772 after 6pm.
KEYS TREADMILL in good condition $50,
maternity wear, all in excellent condition,
huge warddrobe, many good brands,
sizes medium large. Buy separate or
make offer for all. 221-5975, or 434-3211.
CEDAR CHEST,- extra large, excellent
condition, 1930's, $425. 285-5260.
CLEAN, QUALITY Queensize mattress
and boxspring $100. Can Deliver.
246-1832. .
RUGER 10/22 Rifle with scope $140.
Some others. Must be Fla resident. Cash
only. 285-2927.
KENMORE WASHER & Dryer, $175 for
both, 641-9667, 838-5411. -
2YRS OLD,. Sealy Posturepedic queen
size bed w/ frame. Originally $950, sell for
$300. 992-7397.

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

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

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

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

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

Lawn se

6-PERSON, LT wood, glass-top dining ta-
ble $250. Wicker dresser $25. 1 three
band gold ring and 1'multi gemstone gold
ring for sale best offer. 241-7721.
COUCH AND Loveseat, light brown, lyr.
old, like new $595.'Pier One kid's furniture
couch, chair and ottoman $85. Cannon
Rebel-G II 35mm' Camera (not Digital)
with additional 70x300 Sigma Zoom lens
$175. Call (904)349-3945.
LIKE NEW G.E. Dryer 1 yr old, $100.
JUKE BOX rock-ola 1960's, excellent con-
dition $950, 285-8697.

rvic seeks individual perform. tObO.L 249-308 Po Talm"slt 5
le lbouality work. Excellent pay & OB.295,

overtime available. Crew Leaders wanted.
Perschel Brothers Services, Inc. 246-

IF YOUt-re interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
e-mail: '-

ADVERTISERS IN this category are not
offering jobs. They are-offering job-relate'd
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.

TOOLS NEARLY new: Ryobi 10" Drill
Press DP102L $55 Ryobi 10" Band Saw
BS,1001SV $65; "Ryobi 10" Table Saw
BTS15 $55; Cuminins Wood Lathe $55.
(904)472-3945. -.
OAK STORAGE chest on wheels, 1920's,
$145. 285-5260.
4PC. SECTIONAL sofa w/sleeper, tweed
look cloth -$200, no stains, good cond.
Matching antique full-size bedroom set,
like new mattress and boxspring included
$200, good cond. Matching lamps $40.
-Matching end tables $20. 403-5115.
3 GRACO GMAX 5900 Airless Paint
.Sprayers, $900 each or all three, $2100;
Yale 5500# Hand Pallet Jack, used spar-
ingly, like new; $180 OBO; 2 Graco Model
1040 Diaphram Pumps, 1", $150 each;
Kobalt electric air compressor, 15 Ibs.,
$150 each; 2 Vico 1hp whirlpool pumps,
$125 each; 2 Air Supply of the Future
whirlpool pump w/600 watt heater, $150
each. Call 591-0170.

SALON 4SALE Beach area. $45k OBO. TV'S: 33" JVC, and 18" Admiral. Gre,
Call 434-0840, 881-0312. price, excellent condition. 563-2527.


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SATURDAY 3/8, 9am-2pm. Like new sofa,
bird cage, futon, chest, kitchen & house-
hold. Corner 9th Street & 7th Ave South.
(Rain date Saturday 3/15).
MOVING, SATURDAY, 8am-1pm, furni-
ture, tools, wagon, child's go cart, scooter,
-- ++, 56 Marsh Drive, (take Fairways Lane
to Quail to Marsh)
SATURDAY, 8AM-? Ocean Cay, 2949 An-
tigua Dr. Furniture, rugs, crib.

SATURDAY MARCH 8th & 15th, 8am-
noon, 1816 Strand St.
HUGE SALE toys, stuffed animals, power
& hand tools, auto repair, wine rack w/ ac-
cessories, bunk bed, dresser, electric or-
gan, Cannondale '& Trek road bikes, out-
door. xmas lights, kitchenware, stereo
parts, BBQ accessories, computer acces-
sories, & much ...- much-. -more!
Saturday 8am-3pm & Sunday 9am-2prm,
2212 Rosewood Dr. (Florida Blvd to Bay
St to Oleander left on Rosewood. ) 476-

CHRIST UNITED Methodist Church, 400
Penman Rd., is collecting donated items
for their spring Rummage Sale, to be held
on Fii Maich 14 & Sal March 15. 9am
3pm. boln days Soup ar.nks. sardwicn-
es. & dessens will De sold 249-5370

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LICENSED PAIN'T Contractor will paint
average size room $95. Insured.
(904)613-1271, (904)724-6043.
Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
pair, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.

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

WORK. Free estimates. Call Mike Wil- ices;-Anything from-A to Z. Serving the
liams, 285-2651. beaches for 24 years. 853-6036.

LAWN & Tree Service. No job too big or BEACHES HOME SERVICES. Painting,
small. Good rates. Call 904-254-7403. free estimates, work guaranteed, licensed.
LAWN PREP or Re Sod, great prices. -7.
(904)334-6091, Bob. ^ '^... .. '^"...........................

lawns. Free estimates.'246-0967.
Cutting, edging, weed-eating, landscap-
ing, pressure washing, grading and sod-
ding. Free estimate. 252-6112.

BUDGET LAWNCARE. Mow, Edge, Trim, -
Blow from $20. Free Analysis/. Estimate.

IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or
e-mail: classified @ beachesleader.c6m

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


JJ'S POOL Cleaning Service, monthly
CHEAP MOE'SI Complete lawn service, service, one time cleaning & repairs. Call
Most yards only $25. (904)422-0593. JJ, (904)962-6939.
LANDSCAPE BY Linus. Yard Cleanup POOL CLEANING- quality service, rea-
Specialist. Weekly/ Bi-monthly. Licensed/ sonable rates. David's Pool Service,
Insured/Affordable. 294-2269. 285-0240.

WINSOR LAWN Service, Inc. Competitive
rates. Call Alan. 237-5301.

Dependable Quality Service. Reasonable
rates. (904)524-8660.

LAWN & Landscape Maintenance. Year
round, clean-outs, mulching, sodding &
morel 370-0065.

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

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

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Wood Repair, Trim, Crown Moulding,
Pressure Washing, Flooring and more.
17yrs. experience. Licensed/ Insured.
861-9500. -

dependable for quality repairs, service
calls, painting, improvements and miscel-
laneous jobs. DAVE. 246-6628.
For all your Home Improvement needs.
Professional Painters and Carpenters on
staff. 25yrs. experience. 568-8335 or
ices: Carpentry, rough to finish, Drywall,
Texturing, Painting, Tile, Renovations,
Honest, Dependable. Rick (904)885-0164.
MASTER DRYWALL- small jobs, hang/
. finish/ textures. Call Jack 652-5359. Lic.,
20yrs exp.-
Specializing in kitchens, cabinets, bath-
rooms, tile, doors, windows, rotted wood,
termite damage, roof leaks, drywall,
decks, etc. Honest, top quality work-

Home & office repair and maintenance.


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

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


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

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

YARD SALE! new wood flooring, new tile,
self propelled lawn mower, yard tools,
computer hutch and much much more.
Saturday, 9am-1pm. 3590 Eunice Rd. or
call. 962-8849.

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

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

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

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

J i* teeam ht ks caringfopeo l

We offer competitive wages, excellent benefits,
opportunities for advancement and
a caring management staff.
Please apply in person Tuesday- Friday. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. or by appt.
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard; Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Job Hotline: (904) 280-7070

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Passion of the Christ
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
will host a community show-
ing of "The Passion of the
Christ" at 7 p.m. on Saturday,
March 15. All are welcome and
there is no admission charge.
The church is at 1423 8th Ave.
N. in Jacksonville Beach.

Purim Celebration
Chabad @ the Beaches will
host a Community Purim
Celebration at 7:30 p.m. on
Thursday, March 20 at 521 SR
A1A in Ponte Vedra. For infor-
mation call 285-1588 or visit

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

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

today. For information, call

Career Transition
Christ Episcopal Church will
have a 2-day Career Transition
Workshop from 8 a.m. to. 4
p.m. on March 8 and 15 that is
free and open to the public.
Corporate and human resource
professionals will conduct the
workshop to be held in the
Christian Family Center at 400
San Juan Drive in Ponte Vedra.
Register by email to or by
calling 285-0525.

St. Patrick's Day
Card Party
The Council of Catholic
Women of St. Paul's Catholic
Church will host a St. Patrick's
Day Card Party and Charity
Raffle to benefit Dial-A-Ride
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on
Wednesday, March 12. For
information call 249-2600.

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

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

Moms In Touch
Moms in Touch meet to pray
for schools, students, and staff
from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on
Monday at the Winston
Family YMCA in Ponte Vedra.
For information, call 285-0267.

Jewish Book Club
A book club for adults spon-
sored by Chabad @ the Beaches
and Books A Million will meet
once a month on the first
Tuesday of the month at Books
A Million at 738 Marsh
Landing Parkway. Rabbi
Nochum Kurinsky leads the
book club discussions. There is
no charge to participate and
traditional Jewish food will be
served.. For information call
Chabad at 285-1588 or visit

Grief Support Group
A Grief Support Group meets
on the third Thursday of every
month at St. Paul's Catholic
Church at 7 p.m. in the Family
Life Center library. Men and
women grieving the death of a
family member or friend are
welcome to attend. The
church's Family Life Center is
at 578 1st Ave. N. in'
Jacksonville Beach. For infor-
mation, call Margaret at 280-

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

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

Singles groups
The following are church-
related singles groups in the
Beaches area. Church member-
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Fellowship at 2701 Hodges
Blvd. has monthly Single Adult
Ministry meetings with child-
care 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

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Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16
5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at the DayBreak Retreat Center
895 Pahn Valley Road
ree passes designating a time of entry are available
at Christ Church. For pass information, please call
the church office at (904) 285-6127. For directions,
please see
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The Notre Dame Glee Club performs Wednesday at Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach. The group also enjoyed mini-golf,
laser tag and refreshments during their stop.

Christ Episcopal will host 'The Last Hours of Christ'

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

Pilate's Court, and continue on
to Golgotha.
Barrett is one of three men
portraying Jesus this year. Each
actor participates in one 20-
minute performance every
Playing the part of Jesus is
"so humbling," he said.
"The first thing I had to do
was to get over my objections
to doing it...and thinking you
don't belong in this role."
After being in the produc-
tion Barrett said that he real-
ized the its value does not
depend on the quality of the.
acting, but on the "meaning-
ful, inspiring story."
Playing Jesus during the
trail scene, Barrett said that he
has tried be in character and
feel what it would have been
like to watch and listen to the
The experience is one he
describes as "very lonely and
p a in fu l." I 1 . .. ..
During his breaks from
being a cast member, Barrett

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

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

Hiram College's

Madrigal singers

to perform Sat.

The Hiram College Madrigal
Singers will present a concert
on Saturday, March 8, at the
First Christian Church of the
Beaches (Disciples of Christ),
2125 Oceanfront and Seaway
in Neptune Beach.
This is one of a series of con-
certs the group is performing
on a Winter Tour. The singers
will also give other performanc-
es in Sanibel, Tarpon Springs
and in Ohio. The concert is
open to the public and begins
at 7:30 p.m.
Included on the program will
be choral music of all styles and
periods, both sacred and secu-
lar. Featured composers will
include Byrd, Dawson, Rossini,
Debussy and Mendelssohn.
There will be compositions in

German, Latin, French and
Tirki. The program will also
include a madrigals, folk song
arrangements, and popular
The Hiram College Madrigal
Singers, a vocal chamber
ensemble of 15 voices selected
from the College Choir, is one
of seven music ensembles on
the Hiram campus.
The Madrigal Singers are
most noted for their "Yuletide
Revels," an elaborate recreation
of a Renaissance Christmas fes-
tival, a 39-year tradition on the
campus. During the spring
term, the Madrigal Singers per-
form vocal chamber music of
all types from early music to
vocal jazz. During the past six
years they have sung in 16


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Coffee House 10:45 a.m.
on Sunday. For information
visit or
call 249-2343. BUMC is locat-
ed at 325 7th Ave. N.
Beaches Chapel Church,
610 Florida Blvd., Neptune
Beach. Singles over age 33
meet the last Saturday of the
month at 7 p.m. at the
church. 241-4211.
Christ Episcopal Church,
400 San Juan Drive in Ponte
Vedra, offers a singles min-
istry called Solo Flight with
"Single, Single" Christian
Formation Classes at 10:15
a.m. on Sundays through
Nov. 25 in the Family Life
Center. The gr9up also sched-
ules social activities; for infor-
mation contact the church
office at 285-
6127.Membership at Chist
Episcopal is not needed to

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

Retreats at Marywood
Retreats and events are
planned at the Marywood
Center for Spirituality in the
Switzerland area of NW St.
Johns County at 1715-5 State
Road 13. For information, call
2-225 s6r i6olt-fiee (888)-
287-253 or check www.mary-

400 San Juan Dr., Ponte Vedra Beach 285-6127
All Vehicles Must Enter on Golf View
Sunday 7:45, 9:00, 11:15 AM, 5:30 PM Holy Eucharist
Saturday Holy Eucharist 5:30 PM
Wednesday Holy Eucharist 7:00 AM. 11:15 AM, 6:00 PM
Weekday Evening Prayer in Chapel 6:00 PM except Wed.
Nursery available for Saturday and Sunday services
2002 San Pablo Rd., Jacksonville 221-4777
Beginning Sept. 2, 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, 9:15 AM Christian Formation, 10:30 AM Holy Eucharist
Nursery Provided
For event Information, visit
Exciting, Growing EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Home Church O-
off Kernan 895 Palm Valley Rd
553-9910 (1 mile east of USi)
Meet Sundays Sunday Services
Sunday 8:45am-9am Christian Formation -
10:00 a.m. 41:30 a.m. PreK through Adults
www.coastal 10:00 am Holy Eucharist & Children's Chapel Nursery available
(A Traditional Anglican Church) (ELCA)
247-1442 (ELCA)
Holy Communion 276 N. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Bch
every Sunday at 9:00 A.M. Ph. 285-5347
Hy T t me in C Rev. Julie Frank, Pastor
Holy Trinity meets in theOd Chapel Sunda Contemporary Worship
at 610 Florida Blvd., Neptune Beach 8:30arm
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. BOX 50294 8:30am
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 32240-0294 Sunday Church School 9:45am Sunday LBW Worship 11:00am
Rev. Robert C. Adams, Vicar Nursery Provided


United Method

Sr y t er an c hnurcn

SThe alms Oasis
1 ^ is a Community Nurtured by
/ (VI$9^ the Grace of Jesus Christ
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y .Serve God's Mission in the World

Worshiping at ANGLICAN. Sunday Worship Services
Ocean Palms Elementary School BEACHE u 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
355 Landrum Ln, Ponte Vedra Beach CHURCH
9:30 a.m. Contemporary Service* Worship Service Eucharist Nursery at all services
11:00 a.m. Traditional Service* 5pm Sunday
*Kingdom Kids available Rev. Gary Blaylock, Vicar Sunday School
A Chlldcare always provided Services held at: All ages 9:40 a.m.
B Rev. Jeff Bennett, Pastor Neptune Baptist Church, Rm 101
407 Third Street 3410 south T hird Street, Jacksonville Be.a
ist 280-5141 www pv-umcorg Neptune Beach Ph: 904-246-6427
-5141 Neptune Beach PC(USA)

Presbyterian Church LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA) 1 of the Beaches (Disciples of Christ) CHURCH
erefrienda towrs (BY THE SEA) I 2125 Oceanfront & Seagate, Neptune Beach CHURCH
"Where friends gather to worship" Stephen Ministry Congregation Come worship with us by the ocean. MISSOURI SYNOD
4510 Palm Valley Road (CR 210) 1801 Beach Blvd. SUNDAYS: Jacksonville Beach 249-4575 Traditional Services 8:00 & 9:00 am 1423 N. 8th Ave., Jax Beach
Sun. Worship 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. PASTOR MICHAEL BLAKER Children's Worship 9:00 & 11:00 am Rev. Dana A. Brones, Pastor
Sunday Breakfast Sunday Worship Christian Education (all ages) 10:05 am Phone: 249-5418
Sunday r striesnday Worship Celebration Praise 11:00 am
Nursery & Toddler Ministries 8:00 am & 10:30 am WEDNESDAY (SEP-MAY) 1 m Srv i
Middle, High School, College Sunday School :30upper 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Traditional
Adult Ministries Children 9:15 am 6:30 Choir, BibleStudy, Youth Praise & Worship Saturday 5:30pm
Music & Art Ministries Youth/Adult 9:15 am Mahlon Dixon, Senior Pastor o246-2010 Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Home ofa Bethlehem Visit Nursery ProvidedJames Collins, Associate Pastor
Home ofea Bethlehem Visit Nursery Provided. www.fccbdoc.comn/ Adult Bible Classes 9:45 a.m.

1025 Snug Harbor Court
(off Mayport Rd. atW. 11th St. & Orchid St.) B aptistCh C rch
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 SATURDAY EVENING
6:30 pm Contemporary Worship Service
246-2709 SUNDAY
Victor M. Eskew, Minister 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service
10:30 am Traditional Service
Sunday: Bible Class 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY
Worship 11:00a.m. e 6:30 pm The Gathering
Bible Studies for Every Age & Life Situation
Evening Service 6:30 p.m. 407 Third Street
wednesday: Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Tom Bary, Pastor N904e Beac249-2307
TmBary, Pastor 4 4-249-2307

St Paul's by the Sea
Episcopal Church

Hol EuhrstSna s: :0a &1
I ensays- 7ur &1030u

Welcome Families
& Singles

Children's Chapel At 10 am Sun.
Nursery At 7:30 & 10 am Services Sun.
Christian Formation At 8:45 am

Corner of 5th St. & 11th Ave. N. Jax Beach, FL www.stpaulsbythesea@



48'40 Pal rn Valley Road, Ponte Vedra !i|
S(94) 2.o2ne4 --ItI e --4 l -150 Sherry Drive, Atlantic Beach, FL
S y o ras9 aRev. Dr. Gabe Goodman, Pastor
Sunday School foraages.... 9:15am 15id l O ff& VChurch Office 249-8698
Sunday Worship e u's Preschool/Kindergarten Office 241-7335
Service ........................... 10:30am Service Times
Sunday Evening
Bible Study .................. 6:00pm Saturday 5:00 pm Sunday Morning
Wednesday Family Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:00am Traditional Worship 8:00AM & 11:00AM
Dinner.......................... 6:00pm (904) 268-2500 Contemporary Worship 9:30AM & 5:59PM
Wednesday Bible Study Sunday School Al Ages 9:30AM
for all ages .............................................7:00pm Sunday
A Southern Baptist Church 6045 Greenland Rd. near Philips Hwy. Youth Fellowship Sundays 5:00PM & 7:00PM

1st Avenue North at 5th Street
Jacksonville Beach
Father Wm. A. Kelly, pastor
Saturday Mass 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Sunday Mass 7:00,8:30,10:00,
11:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Saturday Confessions
After 9 a.m. Mass & 4:30 -5:20 p.m.

Sunday School for all ages 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service 10:15 a.m.
Youth Fellowship 11:30 a.m.
-Nursery Provided-
400 Penman Road (at Atlantic)
Neptune Beach 249-5370
Rev. Patrice Spenser
Share in the love of Christ

2400 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
a ea Father Joseph Meehan
324 N. 5th St., 249-2314 WEEKEND MASSESp.m.
Saturday 5 p.m.
Bible Study 9:15 a.m. Sunday 9 a.m., 11 a.m.
Blended Worship 10:30 a.m. Nursery Available Sunday Morning
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. or byappt.
Wednesday Evening 6:15 p.m. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Wed. 6:00 p.m. (K-3) 7:15 p.m. (4-6 gr.)
Weekday Ministry 246-2891 Sunday 6:00 p.m. (7-H.S.)
Service interpreted for the hearing impaired 246-6014



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