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Title: The Beaches leader
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Language: English
Publisher: Beaches Leader
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Publication Date: March 26, 2008
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Ponte Vedra Beach
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Midweek Edition March 26, 2008



Vol. 45, No. 80


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




2006/2007 Criminal


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Criminal Offenses
Sexual Battery
Motor Vehicle Theft

2006 2007
Criminal Offenses
Murder 1 0
Sexual Battery 6 8
Robbery 13 27
Assault/Battery 41 61
Burglary 122 115
Larceny 335 364
Motor Vehicle Theft 24 28

2006 2007
Criminal Offenses
Murder 0 0
Sexual Battery 2 2
Robbery 8 12
Assault/Battery 10 19
Burglary 106 122
Larceny 206 253
Motor Vehicle Theft 18 23

Crime at the Beach

shows an upswing

The number of crimes reported at
the Beaches- continued to rise
throughout 2007, according to
police statistics.
Atlantic Beach and Neptune
Beach both experienced an overall
increase in major crime categories
such as burglaries, larcenies, rob-
beries, automobile thefts and
assaults. Jacksonville Beach's over-
all numbers are slightly down but
only because the number of larce-
nies dropped. All other major cate-
gories of crime went up from 2006
to 2007, or occurred as often.
The increased incidence of crime
is not limited to one area, accord-
ing to Atlantic Beach Police
Captain Mike Classey.
"We're experiencing an increase
[in crime], but so is everyone else,"
he said, referencing statistics
throughout the Beaches, Duval
County and the state.
, In Atlantic Beach robberies dou-

bled from 2006 and aggravated
assaults were up by 48.7 percent,
according to a report.
Classey said that it is "hard to
identify any one thing" that has
caused the increase, explaining
that varying factors affect crime
for example, many of the violent
crimes in the city are concentrated
in the Mayport Road area.
Also, in most of the aggravated
assault incidents, the victims knew
their assailants.
Part of the problem, he said, is
that victims are placing themselves
in "vulnerable" situations.
"When you're around bad guys,
bad things tend to happen,"
Classey said.
However, many cases of rob-
beries and aggravated assaults were
cleared by arrest.
While violent crimes spiked in
Atlantic Beach, larcenies and car
burglaries were the biggest concern

See CRIME, A-3 )0

AB lacks $20k fee to install public sculpture

A project to place a bronze sculpture
in Atlantic Beach has some commis-
sioners concerned that the city could
be left in the red.
The city assumed responsibility of a
$95,000 statue funded through the
city of Jacksonville and bed tax funds
- but an extra $15,000 to $20,000 is
still needed to mount the sculpture of

a girl riding a sea turtle.
"How can we proceed if we don't
have all the money collected?" said
. Commissioner Carolyn Woods. "We
have a short history in Atlantic Beach
of having a problem with that. I
would feel more comfortable if the
money was there before the city start-
ed moving on the statue."
Commissioner John Fletcher echoed

Woods' concerns, saying it requires
"taking a leap of faith."
But, Commissioner Paul Parsons,
who has been involved with the proj-
ect since its inception, said that the
Atlantic Beach Cultural Arts and
Recreation Committee has the means
to raise the remaining money.

i. Photo by ROB DeANGELO
Fletcher High goalie James Hendrick makes a save Friday night against Bartram Trail. The game was Hendrick's sec-
ond back from an injury sustained Feb. 27 when his heart stopped beating for several minutes after he was struck in
the chest by the ball. Cleared by doctors to return to action, Hendrick 'as back in goal last Thursday and Friday nights.

Cops bust grow house in JB neighborhood

Jacksonville Beach police are weed-
ing out illegal drug activity by break-
ing up an indoor marijuana growing
operation in a residential neighbor-
Following a tip, officers with the
Community Response Team (CRT)
with assistance from SWAT team
members served a search warrant at 9
a.m. last Thursday in the 1900 block
of 2nd Street North.
The morning raid last week netted
59 marijuana plants and sent two peo-

ple to jail on charges of cultivating the
Christopher Patrick Smithl36, and
Evelyn Jean Estes, 34, were arrested
March 20 and both charged with cul-
tivation of marijuana, the report said .
Police found the plants and "various
implements of paraphernalia used to
grow marijuana indoors including
lighting fixtures, ballasts, fertilizer and
potting fixtures" in the master bed-
room during the search, according to a
report. The plants have an estimated
street value of $40,000, according to
police. That valuation is based on size,
yield and street value.

Estes answered the door and Smith
was inside the home when police
served the search warrant. A loaded
.25 caliber handgun was also found in
a dresser drawer.
Smith received an additional charge
of possession of a firearm or concealed
weapon by a convicted felon, stem-
ming from a 1996 charge, police said.
The couple were also charged with
misdemeanor possession with the
intent to use and drug paraphernalia..
A police report of the incident said
the bedroom windows were blocked
by tarps and the door had towels cov-
ering openings when it was closed.

Lifeguards caution beachgoers

on dangerous water conditions

Changing temps, winds create rip currents offshore;

Spring and Fall are peak times for unsafe waters

The approach of spring can
stir up more than pollen at
the Beaches,
Jacksonville Beach life-
guards are cautioning beach
goers to be aware of the dan-
gerous surf conditions that
often spring up as warmer
weather moves in.
"Right now, typically in
March, April and May we are
very busy," Capt. Thomas
Wright said Tuesday.
"We bad to pull a couple of
people in this weekend."
Wright said the presence of
rip currents was likely the
cause of a near drowning last
Friday in the 800 block of
Beach Proper North.
He said red flags posted
along the oceanfront warned
beachgoers of rough condi-
Witnesses told rescuers that
a 17-year-old Atlantic Beach
teen spent nearly three min-
utes under water before he

A red flag posted
at the beachfront
indicates danger-
ous conditions in
the water.

was pulled to safety.
Lifeguards and firefighters
worked to stabilize the boy
before he was transported to
Baptist Medical Center down-
town for further treatment.
A rip current is a powerful
horizontal current that runs
perpendicular to the beach.
Often confused with under-
tow which pull swimmers
under the water, rip currents
pull swimmers out into deep-
er waters away from the
Drowning deaths occur
when people pulled offshore
are unable to keep themselves
afloat and swim to shore. This
may be due to any combina-
tion of fear, panic, exhaustion
or inability to swim.

Wright said Tuesday that
conditions are more mild this
week because of higher winds
and colder temperatures but
he said ocean conditions are
expected to worsen once the
wind dies down and the water
warms up.
"It's not so bad today. It's
kind of nice but it could hit
the fan tomorrow," he said.
Wright said September and
October also bring dangerous
ocean conditions because of
hurricane season.
Rip currents. may be present
in water that appears choppy
and churning or noticeably
A line of foam, seaweed or
debris moving seaward or a
break in the incoming wave
pattern may also be indica-
tions but they are often not
easily identifiable to the aver-
age beachgoer, according to
the National Weather Service.
"If caught in a rip current,
remain calm to conserve ener-
gy and think clearly," accord-
ing to the NWS website.

photo byJIM BURTON
A crowd gathers at an Easter sunrise service Sunday at the
SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach.

1114 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 32250

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shing ................... B-2
bituaries ...............A-6
Copyright 2008 by The
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Opinion ...............A-4
Police Beat ..............A-5
Sports .....................B-1
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Runout safety:

* Swimmers should
enter the water
where lifeguards are
posted and always
swim with a buddy.

* Don't fight the
current. Swim out
of the current in a
direction following
the shoreline.

* When out of the
current, swim to
shore. If you are
unable to swim out
of the current, float
or tread water.

*Many people
drown while trying
to save someone
else from a rip cur-
rent. If someone is
in distress, find a
lifeguard or call


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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

March 26, 2008

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Use air gun cautiously

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

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

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

. Make Five Wishes that matter
l oK will be on display

Members of the North
Florida Koi Club will have a
Young Koi Show on Saturday,
April 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Orange Park Town Hall
located at U.S. 17 and Kingsley
Avenue. Members only are
permitted to show fish. See
these beautifully colored
"Jewels of the Orient. Meet
some of Florida's most experi-

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

Calling all. artists
... . I ^ r .
The city of Atlantic Beach, Jolase Xelau The.,$50. fee
has issued a Call to Artists. gives local artists an opportu-
April 4 is the deadline to nity to exhibit, teach and sell
apply for Arts in the Park, their works of art in a natural
which will be presented by setting.
Atlantic Beach. The fifth For information, contact
annual juried event with Timmy Johnson or Jolyn
prizes will be held from 11 Johnson at 247-5828 or at
a.m.-5 p.m. May 3 at

In an effort to highlight the importance of advance health-care planning by recognizing
April 16 has been named the first National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).
As a participating organization, Haven Hospice is providing information on how to deter-
mine your wishes and communicate them to your family, friends and health-care providers.
In addition, Haven is providing a free, easy-to-follow planning kit.
Haven Hospice is offering this free information including Five Wishes advance directive
forms, stickers and buttons on April 1 at Pablo Towers, 115 $. 3rd St., from 2 to 3 p.m.
The Five Wishes document, which meets legal requirements in 40 states including Florida,
enables people to express how they want to be treated should they become seriously ill and
unable to speak for themselves.
For more information about National Healthcare Decision Day, please visit www.national- or call Haven Hospice at 800.727.1889.

There's an alternative to water?

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

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

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Fund raiser a possibility for statue fee

>- SCULPTURE, from A-1

"They're a lot of different
avenues we've looked at to
raise the money," he said,
explaining that a fund raiser
at the Jennifer Johnson
Gallery in Jacksonville Beach
is one possibility.
He also said that it may not
be as expensive to mount the

statue as originally estimated.
For example, he said that
concrete can be polished to
look like marble and that
there are other shortcuts that
could be explored to reduce
the cost.
City Manager Jim Hanson
said that if the additional

funding could not be raised,
the statue could be parked at
the public works lot until the
funds are available or the city
could choose to pay the
remainder. The statue will be
done this summer.

Jacksonville Beach firefighters transport a 17-year-old teen to a waiting emergency vehicle for
care after he nearly drowned in rough ocean conditions in the 800 block of 8th Avenue North.
Lifeguards said rip currents may have caused the Atlantic Beach boy to struggle and go under.

JB Police Department sponsors its

tenth annual Youth Police Academy

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department
will sponsor its tenth "Youth Police Academy"
beginning on April 5.
The academy is open to all youths 8 to 12
years of age. The academy will consist of
sions, running from 9:30 a.m. to noon on
Saturday mornings. The class will conclude
with a graduation ceremony on May 17.
Participants will be learning and performing a
multitude of police functions in a controlled
atmosphere. The Youth Police Academy will
focus on "hands on" activities. The class is
offered free of charge. Each young person will
receive a free tee-shirt, hat, class photo, and var-
ious handouts describing police operations.
Applications can be picked up at the

Jacksonville Beach Police Department.
Applications will be accepted until April 1 or
until the class is full (25).
Topics to be addressed in the Academy
Patrol Operations
911 / Communications
Detective / Criminal Investigations
Evidence Processing
Defensive Tactics
Anyone interested in information regarding
this event should contact Detective Sergeant
Mark Evans at 270-1665. (Space is limited)

.-..... Mayport Middle School
hosted its annual
"Shark Showcase" for
I: prospective students
and their families on
March 18. The high-
.. light of the evening
was the performance
by the school's band in
their theater-in-the-
round, under direction
of Debbie Keezel,
band director at the
school for 25 years.
Special guest, Jarell
Harris also performed
a solo of jazz music.
-- Harris is a former stu-
dent of Ms. Keezel's,
.. and is now a Jazz
Music major at UNF.

Vehicles roll out for education

The sixth annual Mayport
Elementary Vehicle Fair,
designed to give younger stu-
dents an idea about career
opportunities, offered some new
elements Tuesday, to include a
Jacksonville Transportation
Authority bus, Navy pontoon
lifeboat and Atlantic Beach clam
Returnees included the
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's
mounted, motorcycle and
patrol car divisions, Animal
Care and Control, Fish and
Wildlife Commission, fire and
emergency vehicles, Ocean
Rescue and a Navy K9 unit. Also
on hand was a Florida Highway
Patrol cruiser, Comcast
Cablevision van and Public
Works truck.
"It's a way of teaching the
children about career opportu-
nities," said the event's coordi-

nator, Mayport Elementary
paraprofessional Linda Bass.
"Using vehicles with the
younger group, I think, catches
their interest a little bit quicker
and better. And that provides an
opportunity for the various pro-
fessionals to talk about their job
and what it entails."
Bass said firemen talk to the
youngsters about getting
together with their parents to
map out an emergency escape
route in the event there's a fire
in their home.
Tuesday's vehicle fair initially
was intended fr kindergarten
through second-grade classes.
But, Bass said, there were so
many vehicles, a call went out
to third-grade classrooms.
"It originated with one of our
former guidance counselors,
Judy Sheklin," Bass said of the
program. "She started what we
call career week. Presentors
come from different professions,
give the children an idea of

what job opportunities are out
One of the regulars was
"Coach" George Paugh of
Ocean Rescue, affiliated with
the Jacksonville
Beach/American Red Cross jun-.
ior lifeguard program. "You get
to talk to a lot of real young kids
and teach them about the water
and water safety," said Paugh.
"And staying in the shallower
water, where they're not going
to get swept out. Also finding a
landmark on land so they don't
go away from that landmark. As
long as they're aware of that,
then hopefully we won't have
those cases where we have to
search for children."
"The presenters make it very
child-friendly," said Bass. "They
talk and explain on a level chil-
dren understand. It gives them,
I think, a wider range of a lot of
job opportunities and interests
we hope might spark something
in the future."

photos by CHUCK ADAMS
Cindy Haines' kindergarten class listens to fire department emergency medical technician R.D.
O'Neal, whose unit is one of a number of participants at the Mayport Elementary School's Vehicle

Traffic citations down in Jax Beach
P CRIME, from A-1

in Neptune Beach, said Police
Chief David Sembach.
Sembach said that in almost
all incidents of car burglaries,
the victims' vehicles were
"If people would just lock
their cars, we would not have
this problem," he said.
He also said that people leave
valuables such as purses and
computers in their vehicles,
often in plain view.
"They're just ripe for pick-
ing," he said, adding that
many of the vehicle burglaries
were committed by transients
and juveniles.
In Jacksonville Beach, when
categories of crime increased,
most increases were less than
20 percent.
"Some years it goes up, some
years, it goes down," said
Jacksonville Beach Sgt. Thomas
Bingham of the crime rate in
the city.
The highest jump was sexual
batteries. There were 16 report-
ed incidents in 2006 and 20
reported incidents in 2007 a
25 percent increase, according
to a report.
But, the city had substantial
decrease in traffic and parking
The city issued 12,726 cumu-
lative parking and traffic cita-
tions in 2006, but only issued
9,969 in 2007, according to a
Bingham said that the cita-
tions were down because traffic
enforcement "takes a backseat"
to calls for service.
However, patrolmen actively
perform traffic enforcement
when time permits, he said.
The majority of citations
were issued by the depart-
ment's traffic unit, Bingham
Some criminal activity
decreased at the Beaches. In
Atlantic Beach, burglaries were
down by 5.7 percent from 2006
to 2007. Police response time

also showed a slight decrease.
Larceny, criminal mischief

and fraud incidents decreased
in Jacksonville Beach.

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posed PE bill and the bill's
shortcomings [3-19-08 State
wrong to sacrifice the arts for
PE mandate]e.
As we struggle to provide a
rich and balanced education,

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

Martha McManus
Education Programs,
Cultural Council

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

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



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More letters to the editor:

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

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

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

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

Terry DeLoach
Chairman, Jacksonville
Beach Planning

Be absolutely clear on what height limit really limits

To the editor:
In a Beaches Leader article
published on March 19,
2008 about the Jax Beach
Community Redevelopment
Agency's (CRA) approval of
the Shivam hotel at Beach
and 3rd St., the article stated
that agency*;. member.- Mr.
Terry Simmons "said the
height restriction is to blame
for the current trend in flat
building construction in the
city because there is no
allowance for sloped roofs or
any other architectural
embellishments." The article
also quoted Mr. Simmons as
saying "It is too bad that
there is no relief for that"
and "there is no slope in the
It is important that our
CRA members understand
the height limit so they can
provide accurate and factual
information in the CRA pub-

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

the center of the front of the
building to the highest point
of the coping of a flat roof,
the deck line of a mansard
roof, or the mean height
level between eaves and
ridge for hip, gable and gam-
brel roofs.
(c) The height- limits do
not apply to'spires; helfkles,Kl
cupolas, flagpoles, antennas,
water tanks, fire towers,
cooling towers, ventilators,
chimneys, radio and televi-
sion towers, elevator hoist-
ways, not intended for
human occupancy.
If developers are con-
structing buildings with flat
roofs, it is the developer's
choice to do so. Thank you
for printing this clarification
to resolve this misunder-

Sandy Golding
Beaches Watch Inc.

Driver who killed dog traumatized a neighborhood

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

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

are left asking what kind of
person would drive through
our neighborhood, kill a dog
and never stop. We are all at a
loss to explain to them what
has happened.
It is not unusual for drivers
to speed down Beach Avenue
and to "roll through" the stop
signs. I see this happen every
day while children stand a
few feet away. It is sad that a
wonderful dog like Marlin
had to lose his life. It is even
sadder that our children had
to witness it. It is pathetic
that an adult would trauma-
tize a neighborhood and not
take responsibility. Hopefully,
the lesson learned will be that
lives can be lost in the blink
of an eye when drivers are
careless. Thanks to God that
it wasn't a child killed. Thank
you to Marlin for hopefully
teaching us a lesson that will
save the life of a child playing
outside her home.
Mercedes McGowan
Atlantic Beach

File a tax return to get an economic stimulus payment

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

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

$3,000 from wages or certain
benefits from Social Security,
Railroad Retirement and
Veterans Affairs may be eligi-
ble, but they need to file a
return. We'll do the rest.
Please, visit
for details or call IRS toll-free
at 1-800-829-1040.

Gloria A. Sutton
IRS Media Specialist for
North & Central Florida

Art Graham wrong to

switch airport stance

that they had purchased property
for. Now the property owner had
decided to build a 35-foot hotel
on the site which fits perfectly
into the plans created by the
Central Business District vision-

James Overby
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M h 26 2008


Captain Floyd is

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

Robert J. Wright
Senior Special Agent (Ret)

35-foot limit has

value for the city
To the editor:
I believe that it's possible that
on a recent trip through
Jacksonville Beach by a turnip
truckw"one of iyour.t columnists
accidbntalbp fell off.i:n; E- J it;
In' a recent column [David
Smith] PROFESSES ignorance of
the the Jacksonville Beach Land
Development Code. He DEMON-
STRATES a lack of understanding
of the City Charter, the
Redevelopment District; and in an
offhand way, ACCUSES the
Jacksonville Beach Council and
the Beach Business Association of
cliquishness and racism, and the
Planning Department of
DUDE! Get a life. The turnip
truck is long gone.
The 35-foot building Height
Amendment to the City Charter
was approved by 76 percent of the
voters in Jacksonville Beach (not a
small influential group). It was
the greatest election majority in
the history of Florida. The people
of Jacksonville Beach do not want
any more high-rise buildings. The
City of Jacksonville Beach was
required by the State law to make
changes in ordinances and codes
to fulfill the requirements of the
City Charter as amended. The
City Council, the Beaches
Business Association and the
Planning and Development staff
cannot select who can build more
than 35 feet and who can't. The
Metropolitan building was suffi-
ciently underway before the
height amendment to proceed.
(Many people say that it is the
most ugly building on the beach,
In an effort to accommodate
developers who were working on
projects at the time of the Height
Amendments passage, developers
who had building permits were
allowed to proceed. Developers,
who could demonstrate to a
"Court of Competent
Jurisdiction" that they had a vest-,
ed interest in proceeding with a
building under plan but not yet
permitted, could proceed. The
amendment drafters selected A
COURT specifically so that the
Planning Department Staff and
the politicians in Jacksonville
Beach could NOT be accused of
In the case of the property at
the southeast corner of Beach
Boulevard and Third Street, the
Judge ruled that the property
owner did have a vested right to
build the 55-foot office building

The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader Page 5A

March 26, 2008


A sexual battery was report-
ed March 18 in the 400 block
of Beach Proper, North. The
24-year-old victim told police
that she was kicked out of a
nightclub at 1 a.m. and went
. outside. A witness heard the
victim calling for help and
allowed her to use his cell
phone to call police.
* *
Auto burglary was reported
March 19 in the 400 block of
7th Avenue South. A GPS sys-
tem and a satellite radio with
a combined value of $350
were stolen from the vehicle
which police said was left
unlocked. There was no sign
of forced entry.
0 *
Residential burglary was
reported March 18 in the 200
block of 10th Avenue North.
Two laptop computers, a flat
screen television, computer
speakers, printer, stereo
equipment and a 35 mm cam-
era were stolen from the
home while the victim was in
the process of moving out.
The victim told police that all
of the stolen items were
stacked by the front door. She
noticed the items were miss-
ing when she returned to pick
up another load. The value of
the items is estimated at
$6,350. Police said there was
no sign of forced entry.

Edward Clifton Summers,
36, of Jacksonville was arrest-
ed March 20 and charged
with a warrant for uttering
forged bills in the 300 block
of Beach Boulevard, according
to a police report. Police initi-
ated a traffic stop at 1:41 a.m.
after Summers was observed
driving without headlights.
The warrant was confirmed
out of. Pinellas County,
according to a police report.
* *

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

colored hoodies. Police
received a suspicious persons
report of three males match-
ing the description two blocks
away at the same time. A
search was unsuccessful. The
car was not drivable when it
was recovered because the
clutch was damaged.

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

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

engine for approximately 10
minutes. She said the suspects
left the area just minutes
before police arrived. Both
suspects were wearing dark

Grand theft was reported
March 19 in the 700 block of
1st Street North. A business
checkbook were stolen and

the suspect wrote $2,590
worth of unauthorized
checks. The checks were all
made out to the same person.
* *
Criminal mischief was
reported March 17 in the first
block of Tallwood Road.
Police responded a 2002 GMC
tipped over on its side. The
driver's side mirror, passenger
seat and battery sustained an
estimated $900 in damages.
* *
Battery was reported March
18 in the 500 block of 1st
Street North. Police observed
the victim lying on the side-
walk just before 2 a.m.- with
injuries consistent to being
struck in the face. His left
cheek was swollen and his
nose was bleeding. the vic-
tim's friend told police that
they were walking north
when the victim got into a
small verbal altercation with
the suspect who hit him in
the face with a closed fist.
Rescue responded to treat the
victim's injuries.

Grand theft was reported
March 18 in the 1400 block of
1st Street South. Items valued
at approximately $1,000 were
stolen from a storage shed.
* *
A 38-year-old man was
arrested early Saturday after a
vehicle crash on State Road
A1A in front of Sawgrass
Village, according to a
deputy's report. Deputies said
the 'man repeatedly defied
police commands as they
tried to restrain him. A 37-
year-old woman who was in
the crash was taken into pro-
tective custody after she was
helped out of a nearby lake,
according to the report.

Criminal mischief was
reported Friday at a home in
the 300 block of Pablo Road.
The resident, who had been
away for a few weeks, noticed
spray paint on the garage
door, which deputies said was
similar to markings painted in
the garage under construction
at Christ Episcopal Church.
Damage was estimated at
* *
Domestic violence was
reported between two women
Thursday in a home on
Gardenia Avenue.
* *
A 44-year-old Ponte Vedra
Beach resident reported that
his $300 skateboard was
stolen from a golf cart
Saturday afternoon when it
was parked at a beach ramp in
Ponte Vedra Beach.

Burglary to a business was.
reported on March 18 in the
1600 block of Mayport Road,
according to a police report.
An unknown suspect
removed the lock on the vic-
tim's storage unit and took a
television and speakers,
according to the report.

Five incidents of vandalism
were reported on March 19 on
Ocean Boulevard and Beach
Avenue, according to police
reports. The victims' vehicle
windows were shot out with a
BB or pellet gun, according to
the reports.
* *
Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on March 20 in
the 1600 block of Park Terrace
E., according to a police
report. Someone entered the
victim's vehicle and took CDs
and loose change, according
to the report.
* *

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

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

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

Battery was reported on
March 24 in the 100 block of
Sailfish Drive, according to a
police report.
* *
Chase Nicholas Moore, 27,
was arrested for obtaining
property or services for
worthless checks, drafts or
debit cards on March 24 in
the 1700 block of Seabreeze
Avenue, according to a police

Grand theft was reported
on March 21 in the 2200
block of Florida Boulevard,
according to a police report.
The complaint told police
that $700 worth of PVC pipe
and CPVC pipe and fittings
were stolen from company


vans, according to the report.
Michael E. Lynch, 19, was
arrested for possession of
more than 20 grams of
cannabis, possession of or
selling a controlled substance
and a misdemeanor charge of
possession of drug parapher-
nalia on March 21 in the 1700
block of. Leeward Lane,
according to a police report.

Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on March 19 in
the 200 block of Bay Street,
according to a police report.
A computer was stolen from
the victim's vehicle, accord-
ing to the report.
* *
Burglary to a conveyance
was reported on March 19 in
the 100 block of Bay Street,
according to a police report.
* *

- .

Mary E. Vandermark, 30,
was arrested for uttering
forged bills, checks, drafts or
notes on March 19 in the
2200 block of Florida
Boulevard, according to a
police report. The suspect
attempted to cash a $448.64
fraudulent check, according
to the report.
* *
Christopher William Allen,
38, was arrested for posses-
sion of cocaine on March 20
in the 100 block of First
Street, according to a police
* *
Roy Fabian Tuttle, 27, was
arrested for possession of
cocaine on March 20 in the
100 block of First Street,
according to a police report.

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Mary Brown
Mary "Bootie" Brown, 80,
died March 16, 2008, at
Southeast Georgia Health
System in Brunswick, Ga.
A native of Beckley, W.Va.,
she was the daughter of the
late Charles Martin and
Margaret Cooper Martin.
She lived in Beckley for 25
years and was a graduate of
Woodrow Wilson High School.
She lived for 51 years in
Jacksonville Beach, where she
was employed by the Duval
County Board of Elections as a
poll worker.
She was a member of the
Garden Club of Jacksonville
Beach, Beefeaters Society and
Fiaternal Order of Police Ladies
Auxiliary. She was a founding
member of the First Christian
Church of Neptune Beach.
She was a resident of St.
Simons Island, Ga., for the past
five years.
Survivors include her niece,
Jane Marcum of Dunedin, Fla.;
two sons, Daniel Martin Brown
of Seaside, Ore., and Bruce Paul
Brown of St. Simons Island;
eight grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; and one
great- great-grandchild.
Her sister, Betty Marcum,
preceded her in death.
Memorial services will be
held at 2 p.m. March 29 at First
Christian Church, 225
Oceanfront Drive, Neptune
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
the Shriners Children Hospital,
12502 Pine Drive, Tampa, Fla.
Arrangements entrusted to
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral
Home and Oglethorpe
Crematorium, Brunswick, Ga.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guelda Durst

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

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

Jacob Ulrich
Jacob (Jack) Ulrich, 83, died
Feb. 21, 2008, in Atlantic
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ing at the Mayport Naval
Station in 1970 as a master
On Aug. 19, 1945, he mar-
ried Dorothy McLeester, who
preceded him in death. He is
survived by his daughter and
son-in-law, Barbara and Angelo
Giaimo; sisters, Jane Mears and
Bette TreLoar; brothers,
William and Paul Schober; and
numerous nieces and
A memorial service will be
held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 29, 2008, in St.
Matthew's Episcopal Church,
167 Spring Valley Road,
Paramus, N.J. 07652.
Inurnment will follow in
George Washington Memorial
Park, Paramus.
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests donations may be
made to Safe Harbor Boys
Home, 4772 Safe Harbor Way,
Jacksonville, Fla. 32226.
Services under the care of
Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home,
Jacksonville Beach.

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

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

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

The Belyew Family
Would like to express
our thanks to:
Church Family
Beaches Baptist Hospital
Navy Honor Guard
Hardage Giddens
Funeral Home.

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

Powell s memoir includes cooking

"Rabbits to Lita, A Hop
Down Memory Lane" is the
.title of Ponte Vedra resident
Helen Powell's recently pub-
lished memoir.
Beginning with her child-
hood in Brazil, Powell's life
story continues through col-
lege in the United States,
marriage and motherhood,
living again in Brazil and
then returning to the U.S.,
and becoming "lita," or
grandmother to her six
Powell's mother was from
South Africa and her father
was an Australian business-
man in Brazil. Her education
in Brazil was at a school that
held classes in the morning
in English and in the after-
noon in Portuguese.
Powell describes the
Brazilian people as very
friendly and loving with a
fondness for bright colors
and joyful music. An only
child, Powell said she
enjoyed the company 'of the
family's German-Brazilian
cook, Anita, and spent many
hours in the kitchen with
Although Anita could
barely read, she was an
excellent cook who could

prepare a "terrific spread,"
Powell recalled.
Powell's family, like most
of the "Anglos" in Brazil,
preferred to have the food
they missed from their
home countries.
Powell's recipe and cook-
book collection includes
recipes from Brazil and other
Central and South American
countries, along with
England, Australia, and
America. When entertaining,
she said that she likes "to
cook what is well received."
Steak Diane, a typical dish
enjoyed by the foreign busi-
ness community in Brazil,
was served at the Automovel
Club de Sao Paulo. The
club's recipe was in
Portuguese which Powell
translated into English.
An Australian favorite,
Pavlova, was created by a
chef there to honor the
Russian ballerina Anna
Pavlova. The baked
meringue shell is typically
filled with fruit such as

pomegranates or strawber-
ries and grapes. Powell's
recipe was given to her by
one of her Australian
To make Mango Chutney,
fresh mangoes are cooked in
vinegar and then combined
and cooked with sugar, chili
peppers, garlic, onion, gin-
ger, and dried fruit. Jars of
chutney were given as gifts
or kept in the pantry to be
used with meat dishes or
served as an appetizer with
cream cheese.
Powell's mother prepared
Vichyssoise, a potato based
soup traditionally served.
cold. The original recipe for
Vichyssoise was developed
by an American chef, Powell
One of Powell's cookbooks
from Brazil has recipes
organized with English and
Portuguese translations side
by side. Included are recipes
for Brazilian dishes along
with many from the "Anglo"
" The Brazilian recipe for
Brazil Nut Cake from this
cookbook has two cups of
the ground nuts as one of
the main ingredients. The
egg whites and egg yolks are
beaten separately making
this cake very light.
Seviche is a popular prepa-

ration for seafood in which
the seafood is "cooked" in
lime and lemon juice. In
many South American coun-
tries seviche is served with
sweet potatoes and cooked;
ears ot corn, said Powell. i
Different types of seafood
are used for seviche
throughout the region. Fish
and shrimp may be used in
Mexico, striped bass and
shrimp may be used in
Ecuador, and oysters may be
used in Guatemala, she said.

The following .recipes are
from Helen Powell.

Brazil Nut Cake

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

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


Gartland brothers aim

high for U.S. Air Force

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


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

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Rocque Serano Gartland will
enter the Air Force Academy
this summer

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photo by JIM CHOATE
Shannon S. Labinski is the 2007 Civilian Employee of the Year for the Jacksonville Beach
Police Department. To receive the award, civilian employees must perform their duties at an out-
standing level. Labinski, a Community Service Officer since 2001, was recently honored at a
special ceremony at the police department.

Kennedys catered to constituents

It seems as if the current
presidential campaign will
continue until all the can-
didates are too old to serve.
Maybe it was designed by
that great Chinese political
strategist On Too Long.
There's an anecdote from
an earlier contest which, if
memory serves, was over
much .faster. It was related to
me by my friend Joe Cornell,
a fellow American Legion
member and retired Coast
Guardsman. Here it is, in his
own words:
"In the fall of 1960, I was
stationed aboard U.S.C.G.C.
Campbell at St. George,
Staten Island, N.Y. I was a
second class radarman.
Staten Island was not the
most exciting place for a
sailor to go on liberty, but
for five cents (free if in uni-
form) you could hop a ferry
for a 20-minute ride to
"One evening in October, I
took advantage of this
opportunity to visit The Big
Apple. As I was standing on
the second deck, I heard a
small commotion and was

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engulfed in a group of men
wearing 'Vote for Kennedy'
pins on their jackets. A man
approached me, stuck out his
right hand, and, with a
broad grin, said, 'Hi, I'm
Bobby Kennedy and my
brother Jack is running for
president. I would appreciate
your vote for him in the
'Mr. Kennedy,' I said, 'I
have already done something
to help your brother's elec-
tion that you haven't done.'
He dropped my hand and
glared at me with eyes that,
if looks could kill, would

have put me to the deck.
'And what might that be?'
he said through clenched
teeth. 'I have already voted
for your brother,' I said.
'Cast my absentee ballot
today; my ship will be at sea
on Election Day.' His face lit
up in a big Irish grin, and he
literally shouted, 'Hey, this
sailor's already voted for Jack
by absentee ballot.' He
grabbed my hand, shook it,
and was off. I have already
heard other stories of the
Kennedy stare and can attest
to it."
Well, I can't top that, but I
have a tiny tale collected
years ago from the late John
Maguire, a former Beaches
neighbor, who was radioman
on President Kennedy's ill-
fated World War II PT boat.
He told me about the time
after the war when he and
his wife were invited to a
posh Kennedy wedding up
Upon their arrival, parking
lot attendants took over his
grimy, old car. They cleaned
and polished it beyond
recognition. Sure nuff, that's
catering to constituents!


March 26, 2008

Page 8A The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

Matthew Ciupak and Brooke Brown


Dennis Granstad and Ashley Nemeth


Erin Knauss and Jason Moore


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

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

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

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

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

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


John and Maggie
Kindler Jr. of
Jacksonville Beach.
announce the
birth of a son,
John Randall
Kindler III, on
Feb. 14, 2008.
He was 6 pounds
'and five ounces
and was 19 inches
Maternal grand-
parents are Mary
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Coastal Travel Club
The Players Community Senior Center
and the St. Johns County Council on
Aging Coastal Travel Club host a special
presentation at 11 a.m. March 26 by
Collette Tours that highlights Austialia
and New Zealand, as well as London and
Paris. The program will be held in the sen-
ior center's dining room. For information,
call 209-3645 or 209-3644.

March Monday Movie Matinee
Every Monday, the Neptune Beach

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

Computer Classes Continue
Computer classes at the Neptune Beach
Senior Activity Center start April 1.
"Creating Web Pages" is offered from 10
a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
through April 15. Participants will learn to
design and build their own web page from
the ground up. "Power Point" is also

offered Tuesday and Thursday from 1-
3p.m. Photographs can be loaded and put
to music, or professional presentations for
clubs and organizations can be made.
Registration is necessary for all computer
classes as seating is limited. Call 270-1688
to reserve a spot.

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

Recipes: Foolproof Pavlova; Steak Diane; Seviche

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

Foolproof Pavlova
2 egg whites
pinch of salt
one and one-half cups
4 T boiling water
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. white vinegar
one-half tsp. vanilla
Place all ingredients in a
mixing bowl and beat with an
electric beater until stiff peaks
form. Pile onto a greased
pavlova plate or foil covered
tray. Bake in center of oven at
375 degrees. Bake for 10 min-
utes, reduce heat to275
degrees and bake for a further
45 minutes. Turn off oven
and allow to cool in oven. Fill
with your fruits and whipped
cream. Serves 6.

Mango Chutney

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

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

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


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

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

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

Flatten meat and season
lightly with salt and pepper.
Brown onion in 2 T of butter
in a frying pan until golden.
Add paprika, parsley, mush-
room, and mustard. Stir'gen-
tly. Add steak and fry lightly
on both sides. Add
Worcestershire sauce, wine,
and lemon juice to thick pan
sauce. Spread cooked rice on
plate. Add meat to center
with sauce.

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

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

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Beach to transform your pet's grooming

Michael Yarmy, owner of the
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nized a definite need for a first
class, reasonably priced pet
grooming salon to serve
Atlantic Beach, Neptune
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forward to providing top notch, dependable grooming
service to the North Beaches area and to Navy personnel
on the way to town or to the Naval Station.
A full service salon, this new Wizard provides all your pet
grooming needs. One example of the benefit of certified,
experienced people is their service for geriatric and handi-
capped pets. "Just like older or handicapped humans,
these four-legged family members require special handling,
extra love and an experienced hand," Grimes-Powers says.
"Quick turn-around and gentle care make this a perfect
place for a stress-free grooming experience for these special
pets. Puppies getting their first few grooms also fall into
this 'special needs' category."
Cats are special, too. "Long-haired cats or cats who have
mats or skin problems often benefit from a summer cut,
especially in our warm Florida weather," King says. "Their
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lessen damage to your furniture. Bathing, brushing and/or
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Seabreeze Elementary School in Jacksonville Beach was awarded Custodial School of the
Month for February. A total of 189 schools competed for the award. Shown from left are
Seabreeze custodian Guillermo Arostegui, principal William Dutter, lead custodian Faye
Thomas and fellow custodians Mary Weekes and Ruby Peavie. This is not the first time
Seabreeze has received the award. In the 19 years that Thomas has served as the school's
lead custodian, Seabreeze has been recognized as both Custodial School of the Month and of
the Year.


photo by CATHY JONES
Douglas Anderson School of the Arts students in rehearsals for "Goodnight Desdemona," which
runs today through Friday at the school's main stage theater at 2445 San Diego Road,
Jacksonville. Tickets are $12. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Cast members include, from left,
Nic Stephens of Orange Park, Asia Gagnon of Jacksonville, Ana Hill of Jacksonville Beach,
Diandra Thompson and Nick Joneg of Mandarin, Alex Palmer of Riverside,and Jessica Booth of
Mandarin. Call 346-5620 for more details.

Jax4Kids Resources Pages
Resources pages at have been
launched, the result of a part-
nership between the site and
Early Learning Coalition of
Duval, Episcopal Children's
Services and the Jacksonville
Children's Commission. The
pages provide information on
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarteh
(VPK) programs, RALLY!
Jacksonville, Child Care
Resource and Referral, private
schools and other area
resources and services for fam-
ilies. The link to the Resources
home page is
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users also .pan get. to the
Resources section from the
main home page at
is a free website committed to
uncovering the Arts, events;
spring, summer and winter
break camps; classes, sports
programs, playgroups, places
to go, things to do and where
Kids Eat Free in North Florida.
For information about, visit the web
site or call 9.04-710-2020.

Art Contest for Fourth
The GTM Research Reserve
hosts its second annual art
contest for fourth-grade stu-
dents to commemorate
National Estuaries Day. All
entries must be received by
April 30. The theme is "Where
the River Meets the Sea." The
winner receives a kayak eco-
tour for two, courtesy of
Ripple Effect Eco Tours. In
addition, the winner's artwork
will be imaged on the GTM
Research Reserve National
Estuaries Day T-shirt. The run-
ner-up receives a boat tour for
up to four people. The third-
place "finisher gets a family
annual pass to the GTM
Research Reserve. Winners
will be announced May 30.
For contest rules and guide-
lines, go to
For information, call 904-823-


St. Johns County Museum
for Children
The board of directors of a
not-for-profit organization
whose mission is to open a
hands-on, interactive muse-
um for children in St. Johns
County will host roundtable
discussions this spring. The
roundtables are a continua-
tion of the first discussion the
group held at the St.
Augustine Lighthouse &
Museum in June 2007.
Participants will learn more
about what is being planned
and need- to RSVP at least one
week before the 'scheduled
date. All sessions begin at 12
p.m. on the following dates:
April 1, Bartram Trail Branch
Library; April 8, Hastings
Branch Library; April 15,
Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
Library; and April 29,
Anastasia Island Branch
Library. For information
about the Children's Museum
of St. Johns and series of com-
munity roundtables, visit or e-

JCC Auditions
The Jacksonville Children's
Chorus holds fall semester
auditions for children grades
2-12 from 6-7 p.m. April 7 at
Brentwood Elementary
School, 3750 Springfield Blvd.
To schedule an audition, call
904-346-1636. For informa-
tion about the chorus, visit
Darren Dailey is artistic and
executive director of the
Jacksonville Children's

Arthur LIVE!
Arthur LIVE!, based on the
award-winning book series,
Arthur Adventure, by Marc
Brown, will be at the St.
Augustine Amphitheatre at 4
p.m. April 13. Arthur the
Aardvark and his friends from
Elwood City explore real
issues that face real kids. The

show will be 90 minutes long,
including a 20-minute inter-
mission. Tickets for Arthur
LIVE! can be purchased by vis-
iting all Ticketmaster loca-
tions, including www.ticket-, or by calling
904-353-3309.. Tickets prices
are $10 for reserved grand-
stand seating, $15 for premi-
um seating and $25 for seat-
ing in the orchestra pit. The
St. Augustine Amphitheatre is
at 1340C AIA South.

Children's Art and Poetry
"A Day Without Violence"
Calendar. Contest is open to
alt'St.'Johns County students
ages 6-18. The deadline is
April 21. For entry forms and
contest rules, call Kim Collins
at 904-808-8544.

Spring Break Arts Camp
A Spring Break Camp will be
held April 21-25 at the
Cultural Center at Ponte
Vedra Beach. 4-5 years old: 9
a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost per day:
members $30, non-members
$40. 6-9 years old: 9 a.m.-2
p.m. Cost per day: members
$40, non-members $50. Call
Jessica at 280-0614, ext. 204,
to sign up.

KidZone Children's
KidZone, for ages kinder-
garten to 4th grade, will be
held from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Sunday mornings at First
Baptist Church, Jacksonville
Beach. KidZone offers games,
a Bible story, drama and fun
while parents attend the adult
worship service. For inforriia-
tion, call the church office at

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

photo submitted
Former Jacksonville Jaguar Marc Edwards read to kindergarten students at San Pablo
Elementary School on'March 11. He also showed the class his ring from winning Super Bowl
XXXVI with the New England Patriots. He spoke to them about not quitting, and sticking to
their goals.


Beginning in January,
Fletcher High School's
painting, drawing, and pho-
tography students opened a
permanent gallery of their
works at Lee's Ice Cream,
1015 Atlantic Blvd, Suite 262,
in Atlantic Beach.
* Photography students
included in this show are,
Carrie Bain, Amelia
Bombard, Jesse Capps,
Avery Goelz, Stacy Harmer,
Michael Reynard, Harry
Spraiter, Candace Swetiiai,
Emily Tackett, and Kali
Drawing and painting stu-
dents included in this show
are Ashlei Brewer, Tom
Barstow, Sara Wright;
Stephanie Christy, Kaity
Schaffer, Cora Odom, Dylan
Taylor, Garrett Arban and
Brittany Palmer.
In February, Jacksonville
University mounted an invi-
tational show that included
four pieces of Fletcher pho-
tography. The students
included were Kevin Meno,
Anna Forest, Tom Barstow,
and Kaylee Schurer.
On April 8, the entire
Visual Art Department will
open a comprehensive show
at the Beaches Museum &
History Center. This show
will run until May 24.
In the annual Senior High
School Exhibition, Fletcher
photography students have
17 entries accepted. Of those,
seven were given "Juror's
Choice" Awards.
The drawing and painting
students had seven pieces
selected for the FCCJ Show,
and two "Juror's Choice"
At the April 22 opening,
students will learn who
earned the top awards, and
who was selected for

"Administrative Awards." The
opening is from 6 to 8 p.m. at
the Wilson Gallery, south
campus of FCCJ.
Kathy Colvin, photogra-
phy teacher, entered the
juried Duval Art Teacher's
Show at FCCJ, and had two
pieces accepted.
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Students throughout
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The AP Reviews, created by
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Senators fall to Bears but still eye playoffs

It's been an emotional roller
coaster for the Fletcher High,
boys lacrosse team in recent
weeks, but players finally got a
chance to celebrate last Friday
when 16 Senators were hon-
ored on Senior Night.
Fireworks filled the air
before the start of the game
against Bartram Trail, as the
16 players including a
dozen' who have been with
the lacrosse program since its
inception three seasons ago -
took bows before friends and
The scene was a far cry from
the tension-filled moments at
Jack Taylor Stadium on Feb. 27
when goalie James Hendrick's
heart stopped for several min-
utes after he was struck in the
chest by the ball.
Senators head coach Josh
Covelli, along with assistant
coaches Bill Nugent, Bill
Heitzenrater and Bill Kelly,
rushed tolHendrick's aid,
administering CPR and
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
before a LifeFlight helicopter
flew the young player to the
Fletcher had to resume its
regular-season schedule less
than a week later but a palpa.
ble cloud of uncertainty
gripped the team as a result of
the near-tragedy.
Last Thursday, Hendrick
returned to the lineup as start-
ing goalie and reprised that
role against Bartram Trail the
next night.
While the Bears got the best
of Fletcher keyed by six
unanswered third-period goals
en route to a 14-10 victory,
the Senators were competitive
throughout and even held a 5-
4 lead at the
"There were
some positives,"
Covelli said
afterward. "The
on ground balls
was awesome.
Senior Night,
we brought up
Lee Ward from
the club team;
he won some
face-offs and
got a goal. -
And Austin
Sherrill shut We're st
down [Kyle team and I
Lersch] their
best player. US play fou
That was ters in a ga
huge for us.
"And it was It's some
James' second working on.
night in goal
coming off a
pretty serious
injury. He had
some excel- JOSh
lent saves." Senators I
Among the
adjustments the Bears made
was to employ a pressure
defense that stymied the
Senators' attack for a time.
Fletcher's 5-4 lead after two
quarters quickly became a 10-
5 deficit at the end of the
third before the team was able
to right its ship and draw to
within 11-9 with 5:05 left to




But Bartram's defense stiff-
ened to withstand the
Senators' final charge as the
Bears escaped with a four-goal
"We're still a young team
and I haven't seen us play four
good quarters in a game all
year," Covelli said. "It's some-
thing we're
working on."
Nelson had a
pair of goals for
Fletcher, as did
Adam Hansford.
Chase Spanos,
Jack Davisson,
SBilly Skinner,
Nat Soergel and
Ward each
scored for the
Despite the
. loss, Fletcher
is still on
a young track to earn
haven't seen a playoff spot
and that gives
good quar- the head
me all year. coach reason
ling, we're for optimism.
ling we're While
Fletcher won't
see Bartram
Trail again
........................................... th is season n ,
Covelli said
Covelli the game
ead coach helped him
judge his
"Fleming Island,'Bartram
Trail and Pedro Menendez all
started the same year we did,
so playing them is always a
good measuring stick of how
we're coming along," the
coach said. "I always try to
play those three teams to
judge how we're doing, to see
where we are."

High attack-
er Adam
right, is
checked by
action last
Friday night.
It was sen-
ior night for
and 16
were hon-
ored in a

Spanos (43)
gets cross-
checked by
the Bears'
Telmosse in
Trail's 14-10

Photos by ROB DeANGELO

Senators second baseman Bridget Carey scoops up a grounder
during recent Fletcher High softball action.

Softball, baseball earn victories


The Fletcher High softball team picked
up a key district victory last Thursday night
with a 3-1 road win over Gainesville
Pitcher Katie Satterfield raised her season
mark to 7-0 as she surrendered just two hits
over seven innings, keeping the Bobcats off
the board until the final frame.
Offensively, Fletcher banged out 11 hits
including doubles by Kelly Wilson and
Bridget Carey.
The Senators scored a pair of runs in the
first inning, then added an insurance run in
the fifth to secure the victory.
With the win, Fletcher improved to 12-4
on the season and 3-3 in District 1-6A play.
The Senators have two games left on the
regular-season slate, traveling to Yulee
tonight ina 6:30 p.m. start and visiting
Orange Park on Thursday also at 6:30 p.m.
The District 1-6A Tournament, which
will take place at Fletcher, is scheduled to
begin Tuesday, April 15 and conclude
Friday, April 18.

Fletcher 25, Sandalwood 0
The Senators made it a memorable Senior
Night with a rout of the visiting Saints.
Romy Sidelsky led all scorers with 10

Photo submitted
The Fletcher High boys tennis team was poised to wrap up another Gateway Conference
title this week if it defeated Stanton Prep Tuesday. Front row: Jack Kelly, Brandon
Lepianka, Spencer Miller, Jun Condez, Tanner Bell, Sean Murphy. Back row: assistant
coach Randy Cook, Brad Connahey, Nick Runac, Jason Porter, Travis Kelly, Michael Kelly,
Michael Flynn, Ben Clark, Ethan Anderson, Luke Holt, head coach Emory Coppedge.

goals and nine assists.
The Senators are scheduled to wrap up
the regular season with a pair of home
games this week. Matanzas High was set to
visit Jack Taylor Stadium on Tuesday and
Mandarin will pay a visit tomorrow night
in a 5 p.m. start.

Fletcher 6, Providence 2
The Senators got back on the winning

track with a victory last Thursday night at,
Pitcher Nick Reedy earned his first win of
the season.
Fletcher scored all it would need in the
second inning, erupting for six runs. In the
game, the Senators clubbed six hits and
played error-free defense.
Fletcher catcher Corey Franklin had a
triple as the Senators improved to 8-5 on
the season.



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Some of the best snapper fishing in years

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


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

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

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

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

Photo submitted
MikeLukpl,with a 2-pound mule ght.l g.i ,
Seaboard the ,ad companyy with Capta n Lewis o gers,

Sandy Pollep.witt ttqlargesheepshead she caughtrcentiy,
y i p, g ,red ,orrow. ,,.' ,.,

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

guests Dr. Ralph Boggs and his Floyd who passed away last
daughter Jill made a bottom week after an extended illness.
trip to the party grounds last Capt. Walter will-be fondly
Saturday and were rewarded remembered by all who knew
with 20 snapper, a grouper, a him. He was always willing to
28-inch red and several pot- share his extensive bank of
gies and yellowmouth. nautical and fishing expertise
Our deepest sympathies to with anyone who asked.
the family of Capt. Walter Good Fishin'.i
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Local hoops fans can look forward to next year

T[rhe Big Dance, also known
as the NCAA college bas-
ketball championship
tournament, may have frustrat-
ed a lot of nearby schools and
fans like Florida, Florida State
and Georgia Tech, but there's
always that old promise of
"next year" to spur them on.
So those teams didn't make
the dance. Is that any worse
than gttting there and being
eliminated right off the bat in
the first game?
Georgia fans must have had
mixed emotions over their
Cinderella guys overcoming all
obstacles to win the
Southeastern Conference title
to reach the Georgia Dome
championship and then have
their bubble exploded by the
first foe the Bulldogs met,
namely Xavier. ,
At least the Dogs gave it all
they had, winning four games
in four days in the SEC tourna-
ment before succumbing in the
bigger NCAA shindig. The


Dawgs finally just ran out of
gas, as one Xavier player said
in tribute to the Georgia team.
And at least the Dawgs got
there when so many other
teams didn't. To stay home
when others have made the
party, maybe e-mailing them
regards. "Having a wonderful
time. Sorry you couldn't join
us, etc."

And if you think the winners
are blowing smoke when they
sympathize with the less fortu-
nate, you're right.
One glaring thing that came
out of the losing teams came
from Gainesville, where Gators
coach Billy Donovan hit like a
judge pronouncing sentence
on his Florida team. UF fell
short of defending the NCAA
titles won in 2006 and 2007 by
falling flat on their keisters,
and players did it without
showing much effort.
The young Gators will grow
up to fill their leader's expecta-
tions by next season or they
won't be around. Not only will
Boss Man Donovan see to it
that his players lift that barge
and tote that bale (or the other
way around), but those that
don't will vanish off Florida's
radar screen.
The Seminoles at FSU also
swear better times are ahead.
Honest to Tallahassee.
For Georgia's Bulldogs, it's
hard to see them much better

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

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

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

to his umpty-bumpty million
dollar contract by now, do it
soon and put us all at ease.
What are they waiting for -
Byron Leftwich to make a
comeback so they can bench
David again?
You may remember Garrard.
He's the fellow who sat on the
bench so long he grew ivy
instead of a beard.
Garrard had plenty of com-
pany on the pine including
Quinn Gray, who served as a
third-stringer for several years
and who lately was shopping
his talent around and demon-
strating he can still get. around
without a cane.
He landed on his feet sort
of, and inked a deal with the
Houston Texans.
. Jacksonville Suns general
manager Peter Bragan, Jr.
reminds fans to get their tick-
ets for Opening Day, which is
just around the corner. John
Shoemaker returns as Suns
skipper to pursue another
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250 kayak anglers will target
redfish, trout and flounder in a
catch-photo-release format
with more than $50,000 in
prizes and gifts.
A captain's meeting is sched-
uled for May 2 at Jacksonville
Strike-Zone Fishing Center.
Check-in, awards ceremony
and a banquet are slated for
May 3 at American Legion
#129 of Jacksonville Beach.
EntWy fee is $60 and includes
a captain's bag, rights to fish,
entry into the raffles and ban-
Trophies, kayaks, fishing

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


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


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

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

The Nease High School
Senior Men's Club charity golf
tournament is scheduled for
Monday, March 31 at Ponte
Vedra Inn and Club's
redesigned Lagoon Course.
Tournament is slated to
begin at 1 p.m. and entry fee
is $100 per player.-Format is a
two-man captain's choice.
All proceeds go toward

assisting families in need of
affordable housing. "- -
For more fifoiftidtioh brrt6o
register, phone Dean Bud
Beech at 686-4075 or 819-8309
or via e-mail at beechjr@com-

The Surfing the Blues Surf
Fest is scheduled for Saturday,
April 5 and Sunday, April 6.
It's the fifth consecutive year
of Surfing the Blues, which is
presented by Florida Surfing
Association, Aqua East Surf
Shop and George's Music
Springing the Blues music fes-
This year's Surfing the Blues
contest kicks off at the south
end of the Jacksonville Beach
Pier on April 5 with qualifying
heats in five shortboard divi-
sions: Boys 14 and Under,
Juniors 17 and Under, Open,
Open Women and Open Pro
There is a $25 entry fee for
amateurs and $100 for the
Open Pro division.
Entry forms are available at
the Neptune Beach location of
Aqua East Surf Shop or may be
obtained online at floridasurf- All entry forms must
be received by April 1.
The Beach Intracoastal West
traveling wrestling club will
begin its annual spring-fall
program at the Fletcher High
School cafeteria on Mondays
and Thursdays.
Enrollment fee is $50 and
practice schedule is as follows:
High, School from March 3 to
May 29 Monday and Thursday

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

from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.;
Middle School-from-4:20'
until 5:30 p:ii ;
June 5 to July 25 Monday
and Thursday from 5:30 p.m.
until 7:30 p.m. for all
All wrestlers or new wrestlers

in the local area are invited to.
attend. Wrestlers visiting the
local area are also welcome.
Participants will train in folk-
style, freestyle and Greco-
Roman techniques for month-
ly FAWA/USA wrestling tourna-
ments. Participants must be
currently enrolled in grades 6-
12, at any school, to take part.
Interested wrestlers can con-
tact club director Roy Fallon at.
233-5008 for more informa-
tion. And former wrestlers may
apply to help out with coach-

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

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

Wednesday, March

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

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

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

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

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

March 30. The cost of each
tour, which is appropriate for
ages 12 and up, is $45. All
equipment, instruction,
reserve entry fee/parking and
tour is included. Reservations
must be made. Call Ripple
Effect Ecotours at 904-347-
1565 to.reserve a spot. For
information and additional
tour dates, go to www.ripple-

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


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

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

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

Prudential Sellers
Seminars: Prudential
Network Realty hosts a free
home-selling seminar, pre-
sented by realtor Patrick
Dorrian, at its Atlantic Beach
office, 375 Atlantic Blvd.,
Suite #1; The session begins at
6:30 p.m. Attendees will
receive a seller's package that
includes a property sale-abili-
ty checklist, sample purchase
and sales contract, contract-
to-close list, questionnaire for
interviewing real estate
agents and coupon for a
Competitive Market Analysis
research package. For infor-
mation, call Dorrian at 904-
241-7461, ext. 246.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


address For informa-
tion about the club or to join, contact Jack
Morison at 904-318-7162 or at

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pa o 4R

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

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

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

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

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

March 26, 2008

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Jax Foreclosure Bus will preview fore-
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JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, pool, fireplace,
2 car garage, new appliances, $299,900.
Will co-op. (904)249-1890.
S. JAX BCH, 4/3, 2160sf, 1 block to
ocean, wonderful location, asking
$489,900, 249-2460.
Neptune Bch property looking out to the
ICW. Currently used as a duplex with mot-
er-in-law suite. Fully rented. 2BR/ 1.5BA
down, 2BR/ 2BA up, 1BR/ 1BA mother-in-
law suite up. House on a comer lot. Va-
cant lot Marsh Point Blvd. Asking
$499,900. Call (904)543-1150.
3BR/ 2BA, approx. 1600sf brick home.
2 car gar., close to beaches, Isle of Palms.
$249, 000. Owner pays 2% of closing
cost. 821-9997.
FSBO, WATERFRONT, Intercoastal,
4BR/2.5BA w/loft. Pool w/hot tub, large
screened-in porch. $695,000. 220-8696.
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome. Motivat-
ed Seller $324,900. (800)935-8347 x102.
PONTE VEDRA, Sawgrass, Oak Bridge
3/2/2, cul-de-sac, lakeview, adorable,
park-like setting $324,000. (352)634-4955.
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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.
3BR/2BA, 1400+sf, large lot; owner fi-
nancing available, $260,000. (904)686-
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.

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

JAX BCH, 1011 24th St. N. 3/2.5 w/large
master, downstairs study, kitchen island
w/gas cooktop, two car garage. Builders
home, near ICW, no thru traffic, 2350sf.
$410K. (904)860-3239. MLS#418228
JAX BEACH, 3BR/2BA, formal DR, cov-
ered lanai. $310,000 No reasonable offer
refused. .Owners desperate to sell!
(904)246-8532, (904)535-0593.
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3BR/1BA, 1100SF., w/back deck, new
kitchen, bathroom, completely remodeled
in 2005. Tile and berber thru-out. 541 Mar-
garet St. in beautiful Neptune Beach.
Just 5 blocks to ocean! $285,000.
JAX BEACH, completely rerpodeled, large
3/2" with' 2 car 'garage; large corner lot,
1700sf, $315,000, reasonable offers ac-
cepted, 254-3569.

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
Maryanne 904-537-6161.
beach, Will co-op. $175,000. Call

THE Pointe at Ponte Vedra, 3/2, on the
water and golf course. FSBO. Financing
available. (904)285-5896, (904)251-5389.
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-

"SELLING? Homes /condos list for 4.5%. _____
Full service MLS broker. SEA STATE Re- PONTE VEDRA Beach, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf
alty Corp. (904)537-0679. w/ garage. Villa Del Mar. $142K.
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Free catalog (800)963-4558 USHomeAuc-
7 WOODED Acres with 2100sf. Log home
package. Easy access to Intracoastal Wa-
terway. County Road frontage with utilit-
iesl $89,900. Call now (866)950-5263,

FSBO, 2BR/2BA, S. Jax Bch, great view,
overlooking pool and beach. $619K,

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

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

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

CH/A, WDHU. East of 1st St. $795-
$895/mo. 241-RENT, 733-3730.
2 LARGE bedrooms, 1.5 bath townhouse,
Neptune Beach. Fenced backyard, close
to schools very spacious, newly remod-
eled, WDHU, $950/mo., $500 deposit,
223-0257, 307-3716.
WALK TO beach, 208-214 10th Ave. No.,
2BR/1 BA, $800/mo laundry room in build-
ing. Credit check. No pets. 514-8530.
JAX BCH near ocean 1 & 2BR apts.,
lease, references, $750- $795/mo,
222 4th Ave. So., 221-4134, 703-5518.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA, 5 blocks to
beach. New CH&A. $850/mo. +$750/dep.
Avail 4/1. 654-6000.
1BR balcony, ceramic tile floors, WDHU,
walk-in closet, assigned parking, $875/mo.
($900 w/washer+dryer). Ocean View,
160 7th Ave. N. 993-2555.
601 MAIN St., Atlantic Bch, 2BR/1BA, fire-
place, WDHU, screened porch, CH&A.
Credit check. $750/mo. 891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH. Great 1BR w/garage.
Steps to beach, $875/mo. (904)910-1108,
1-1/2 BLOCKS to Ocean, 1st Ave. South,
1BR/1BA $650 & $725/mo., Credit Check
NEPTUNE BCH, near ocean. Nice mod-
ern well taken care of 2BR Apt. All amen-
ites, $980/mo. Also 1 BR Apt $775/mo.
JAX BEACH, 1 block to ocean,
3BR/1.5BA townhome, CH&A, patio &
deck, $1350/mo. +$1000/depbsit. 520 So.
2nd St., 280-2728 leave message.
So., lyr. new, 3BR/2.5BA, 1700sf, master
suite w/jacuzzi, balcony, tile first floor,
W/D included, 2 car gar garage, fenced yard.
Small dogs considered, $1600/mo. +1/mo
dep. Call 249-6150.
ATLANTIC BCH townhouse, 2/1, fenced
yard, East Coast Dr. Avail. May.
$1000/mo. Call Rick 891-2345.
SEASONS AT Kensington, 2BR/1.5BA
townhome, end unit, gated community.
$900/mo., 994-0016, 545-2605.
wood floors, $1399/mo. Pets ok. 321 9th
St. N. 534-2120.
CH&A. $975/mo. Call 803-6560.
2BR/2BA APARTMENT, 2 blks to ocean,
CH&A. $950/mo. No Pets. Call 625-1881.
2-BLOCKS to beach, 2/1, WDHU, large
deck, 214 8th Ave. S. $850/mo, $700 dep,
(228)313-4400, 662-5677.
ATL BCH, Courtyards, 2/2, ceramic tile,
WDHU, $800/mo. TDO Management.
NEPTUNE BCH, 229/ 233 Magnolia, 2/1,
carpet/ tile, garage, $950/mo. TDO Man-
agement. 246-1125.
Villas, new, 3/2.5 townhome, $1195/mo.
TDO Management (904)246-1125.
Spacious, 1500sf. Built 2003, New carpet
& tile. CH&A, W/D. Easy bike to beach, 95
Dudley St., $950/mo. (904)610-2743.
MAYPORT/ ATL Bch., Brick townhome,
CH&A, WDHU, 2 & 3BR's, $750 &
$875/mo. 724-9994, Ashley
PONTE VEDRA, Treehouse at the beach.
2BR/2BA condo, high ,eilings 1200sf.,
almost new appliances/carpet. Natural
preserve views. W/D, fireplace, garage.
East of A1A. $1100/mo. Janet Wells, 635-
JAX BEACH 2.5 blocks to ocean,
1 BR/1BA. $710/mo. 655-5367, 803-3099.

2BR/2BA new carpet, fenced back yard,
1158 Songbird Lane, $790/mo, $700 dep.
280-2728 leave message.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 2BR/2BA, 3 blocks to
ocean. WDHU. $850/mo. (904)742-6423.
NEPTUNE BEACH. Newly renovated, up-
stairs, large 2BR/1BA, CH&A, hardwood
floors. 3 blocks to beach. 301 Oleander
St. Many extras $1000/mo., includes wa-
ter/ garbage/ sewer, +$1000/dep
241-4258, 704-4183.
1 BLOCK to ocean, very nice 2BR/1BA,
CH&A, fireplace, WDHU, located at 170
1st Ave. S., JB. $875/mo. credit check.
JAX BCH townhouse, 2BR/ 1.5BA w/ frplc.
Close to beach & hospital. Rear deck &
balcony, ceramic tile & carpet, new paint,
WDHU. $1000/mo+ sec. dep. Call for
appt. 721-1546 ext. 4. Century 21.
JAX BEACH, 2BR/1.5BA, new carpet,
new tile, good neighborhood. $900/mo.
+security deposit. 246-8532, 249-0119,
Efficiency, $650/mo. 1BR/1BA, $750/mo.
water included. Call 241-9822.
103 16th Ave. So., Jax Beach, 2BR/1BA,
lower apartment. 'No dogs. $995/mo. Se-
curity deposit equal one-half rent. Lawn
service included. Broker/ Owner

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

2BR/1.5BA. Spacious 1500sf on cul-de-
sad by nature park. Built 2001. New carpet
upstairs & tile downstairs. CH&A, W/D.
$975/mo. (904)610-2743.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3BR home, fenced
yard, all appliances, inc. W/D. Available
SUMMER SANDS Townhouse, 2/2.5,
lawn service included, $1150/mo+ dep.
1 BLOCK to ocean, 1,20 1st Ave. S., JB.
1BR/1BA, CH&A, sunroom, WDHU.
$700/mo. Credit check. 891-0606.

1 BR,, deck, dining room, wood floors,
laundry room, good closets, assigned
parking. Wave Crest, 120 4th Ave. N.
$875/mo. .993-2555
NEPTUNE BEACH, large 1BR, 3 blocksto
beach $625/mo. Also, 3BR/1BA, laundry
room, hardwood floors $950/mo.
VERY NICE 3BR 2BA house, Ig gar., new-
ly renovated. Convenient to Wonderwood
Expwy. 3217 Hampsted Ct. $1100/mo.
ATLANTIC BCH 3BR/2BA home, next to
Russell Park, 5-1/2 blocks to beach, steps
to tennis courts & skate park, double ga-
rage, security system, large front & back
yard, all tile. 562 Vikings Lane. $1250/mo.
ATLANTIC BCH 2/1. 724 East Coast Dr.,
CH&A, hardwood floors, $900/mo, first,
last, SD. 1 year lease. Donna Ross Real
Estate, Inc. 246-4862.
Townhouse, steps to Town Center, newer
interior, clean and move in ready, balcony,
2BR, WDHU, great parking. Short term/
pets OK. $990/mo., low utilities. 607-

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

Walk to beach from this 2BR/1BA town-
home. Approx. 900sf.,- newly remodeled
kitchen, CH&A, new W/D, private yard.
$900/mo. No pets. 616-5615.

SOUTH JAX Beach, 3BR/2BA, on water.
Available now. $1150/mo. 273-2930.
3/2 POOL home off Hodges. Ready now!
$1500/mo. 993-5626.
ISLE OF Palms, 3/2 brick. New floors,
fripc. Avail. now Rent $1300/mo.
3/2.5, 1856sf. Luxury Townhome
$1650/mo. Lease to Own $2290/mo.
(800)935-8347 ext. 106.
BEACH CHARMER, 3/2 plus bonus room.
CH/A, WDHU, garage, sprinkler syst., tile,
new carpet. Pet ok with deposit.
$1300/mo. 838-8725.
ATLANTIC BEACH/ Mayport 935 Main St.
3BR/2BA, fenced yard, garage,
$1095/mo., 247-1049.
3BR/2BA, large fenced yard in beautiful
Seabreeze, 17 Oaks Drive. $1300/mo.
247-5334, 514-1090.
JAX BEACH, 3/2, 2 blocks ocean.
$1395/mo. +$700/dep. Senior/ Military dis-
count. Pets OK. Available 4/15/08. 1318
N. 2nd St.708-0731.
JAX BEACH 16th Ave S. & Roberts Dr.
3BR/2BA, CH&A, screened.porch, fenced
yard, garage, $1250/mo. 891-0606.
ATLANTIC BEACH, quiet 2BR/1BA, ga-
rage, W/D, appliances. $895/mo., 1st, last,
.deposit, (904)613-7438.
fenced yard, $995/mo. Call 221-0612.
NEPTUNE BEACH, 3/2, wood floors,
1200sf., $1250/mo. TDO MGMNT.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 3/2.5 SFH, open floor
plan, travertine floors/ counter tops,
f'place, screened pool, comer lot,
$2100/mo. TDO Management Services,
NEPTUNE BCH, 3BR/ 2BA on cul-de-sac.
Close to school, fenced yard. No pets.
$1200/mo. 403-3831 or 733-2023.

3BR/2BA HOME In Atlantic Bch (Cypress
*A *A Landing). Large garage, laundry hookups,
ATLANTIC BCH large 1/1 & 2/1.5 apts. CH&A, frplc. On Lake. $1200/mo Availa-
Near stores and bus, dishwasher 001 ble 4/1 Call 241-7942 or 502-0285
'$575/mo 8 up -A nice plad--_oW '.AT'L 'BCH,"2'1, LR, EIK, WOHU, 1000si
'o pels. 246-8537 $950/mo. TDO MGMNT. (904)246-1125.
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2BR, CH/A, WDHU, 1st Ave. S. Credit
check. $875/mo. 891-0606.
CLOSE TO Base, like new, very quiet,
1BR/1BA, laundry on premises, water,,
electric, arid satellite TV included. Small
pets ok. $695/mo. 247-4221.
1/2 BLOCK OCEAN. Large 2-3BR/1BA.
Available now!.$1200/mo. 249-3970.
MOBILE HOMES. $525 to $575, on pri-
vate lots. Near Mayport Naval Station, no
dogs, 333-5579.
2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOME, Ponte Vedra
Beach. Recently remodeled; new wood
flooring, tile and carpet; Trendy light fix-
tures. Back patio overlooking pond.
$995/mo. +dep. (904)236-2695.
JAX BEACH townhome, 2BR/1.5BA,
1100sf., WDHU, CH&A, tile floors through-
out, fenced yard. $1050/mo. +sec. dep.,
887 8th Ave. South, (904)608-6678.

vMARSHt L IUIll G;n, IIUo totally irii-
vated. Furnised or unfurnished
$2495/mo. (904)537-4083.
1800sf w/200sf sunroom; 2 car garage,
fenced yard. 679 Selva Lakes Cir.
$1500/mo. +dep. 372-9416 or 534-4165.
ATLANTIC BEACH Townhouse. 363
Aquatic Dr. 3BR/2BA, fenced yard. good
location. $1100/mo. +deposit. 982-0416.
3212 ANTIGUA Drive- Ocean Cay Devel-
opment. 4BR/3BA, 2 car garage. Quiet
neighborhood, Short walk to beach, com-
munity pool. $2300/mo., 1yr. lease.
891-2136 or 254-0122.
fireplace, 2 car garage, fenced yard, lawn
service. Unfurnished, year lease.,
$1190/mo. 910-4402.
ATLANTIC BEACH, 1365 Seminole Rd.,
3BR/2BA, CH&A, garage, $1300/mo. lyr.
lease. 904-534-5541.
JAX BEACH, 2/2.5 townhome, tile/ carpet,
garage. $1350/mo. TDO MGMNT.
ATLANTIC BCH West/ Mayport, 3BR/
2BA, new remodel. Family room, eat- in
kit., fenced yard. $1250/mo., year lease.

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

JAX BEACH. Steps to Sand! 1412 N. 1st
St. 3BR/2BA, new paint & flooring, wash-
er/dryer, large balcony. 1400sf. Great lo-
cation. No dogs. $1750/mo. +dep. Availa-
ble May 1st. 537-5071, 881-4730.
PONTE VEDRA Bch, 1BR/ 1BA, 800sf w/
garage. Villa Del Mar. $850/mo incl. cable
water. (904)545-3156.
JAX BEACH 14th Ave. N. 1BR/1BA,
1 block to beach. Non-smoker. $895/mo.
PONTE VEDRA, East of A1A, Short walk
to the ocean. 2/2, 1100sf. w/garge & fire-
place. Granite kit & baths. New tile, Oil
rubbed, bronze light & plumb fixtures. All
appl. included. Low utilities. $925/mo. No
pets/ smoking. Call (904)881-0895.a
PVB, 2BR/1.5BA TH Very clean & nice.
$895/mo. Avail now. (904)333-3844.
OCEAN VIEWS 2/1, new fresh paint,
great location, $850/mo, McGuire Mort-
gage, 246-9915.
THE POINTE at Ponte Vedra, 3BR/2BA
with 1 car garage. Enclosed Sun Porch
with views of Lagoon and Golf Course.
Newly remodeled. $2500/mo.. For appt
call 716-1838 or 716-1139.
ATLANTIC BCH- 2BR/2BA, 1 block from
ocean, $1100/mo, 221-4696..
PVB/ BELLEZA- 1BR/1BA, 2nd floor
$875/mo.. (904)708-3809.
1BR/1BA, GROUND floor, fireplace, W/D,
2 pools, full gym, beach shuttle and ac-
cess. $800/mo. 294-1237.
TIME! 2BR/2BA Congo. Gated Riverfront
community, across river from Stadium.
Lease $850/mo. No pets. 733-7596 or
PONTE VEDRA, 1 mile to beach, immac-
ulate, 3/2, garage, ground floor, end unit,
newly tiled kitchen, dining, living room,
newly painted, hew blinds, all amenities.
Unfurnished $1350/mo, furnished
$1700/mo, Please call (904)273-8923.
2BR/2.5BA, completely remodeled, new
appliances, beautiful lake view, screened
in patio deck, 5 10 minutes from beach-
$1200/mo (904)686-0068.
OCEAN FRONT Condo, Jax Beach, 1/1.
W/D, quet oeauiiul pool, $1350 mo
COSTA VERANO, short term or long term
rental. Oceanfront 3BR/ 3BA, over 2200sf,
end unit. Avail. 4/1. Min. 3mos rental. Fully
furnished. $3750/mo. Luxurious amenities
incl. gym, steam room & sauna, heated
pool, theater room. Call 568-6909.
PV CONDO 2 BR newly remodeled, 1 car
garage, $950/mo. Top Sell Realty
2BR/P 1BA, w/garage in PVB; $975/mo.;
walk to bars, restaurants, beach, golf.
Pets OK. 424-7396
Ocean view, 3BR/2BA, 4th floor, garage
parking, pool. $1900/mo. East Coast Real-
ty, 247-4724.
3BR/2BA. Call 294-8138.
SPINNAKER 1BR/1BA. Elegantly furnish-
ed. Steps to Ocean. Garage, Avail 4/1.
$1650/mo. 708-4022.
PONTE VEDRA Lakes Townhouse re-
modeled, 2BR/2.5BA, on lake, end unit,
Sool, tennis. $950/mo. SCH Consulting,
nc. Broker (904)710-8858.
r2BR/2BA, THE Palms, marshview,
$1025/mo. includes water. 434-3456.

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



NEPTUNE BY the Sea, beautiful 3/2, lots
of tile, jacuzzi tub, skylights, large fenced
yard, lawn service. No pets. 1st/ last/ se-
curity. $1650/mo. 249-2921.
JAX BEACH, walk to ocean, 4/2 remod-
eled, $, 18 Sandra Dr.,
4BR/2BA, new carpet/ paint, 2car garage.
$1550/mo. (904)735-8668.

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


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ROOMMATE, 2/2, Ponte Vedra. $450/mo.
+1/2 utilities, background check,
3BA, 3200sf. home in S. Jax Beach. In-
ground" pool. Must love dogs. $550/mo.
+$250/dep., all utilities included. Serious
inquiries only. (904)568-5555.
HOUSE IN Atlantic Bch., nice quiet neigh-
borhood, 1-1/2 BA, W/D, master bedroom
rent + 1/3 utilities. Paulette 304-5929.
leave message.
2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOME in Ponte Vedra
Beach. $550/mo. +dep. (904)236-2695.
ROOMMATE NEEDED 4 bedroom house,
off of Pine St. Neptune Bch, $360/mo.
ROOM IN house in PV. Community has
pool and tennis courts. House is
3BR/2BA. Utilities, laundry and high speed
intemet included. $590/mo. No deposit.
GATOR FAN, 57, wants roommate to
share house with pool. $500/mo. +half util-^46-1865. ; ,.
-NEED' A roommate for 2/1. $400/mo.
+utils. 1 block from beach and Huguenot
Park. Unfurnished. 90 second drive to
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OFFICE SPACE available for rent at 1171
Beach Blvd between Penman Rd and
A1A. Please call 904-993-9268 for de-
FREE RENT- Office Space for Lease,
500sf. to 3500sf., OSCEOLA PROF.
CNTR. across from Bonefish Grill.
tion area on Beach Blvd. $375/mo, in-
cludes utilities, janitorial, high speed inter-
net, 465-2505.
700SF AND 1600SF, great frontage, great
signage availability, starting @ $700/mo.
Call 993-4011.
JAX BEACH, 711 S. 3rd Street. Single
room office, $375/mo. TDO Management,
OFFICE SPACE for rent, 3 rooms, shared
reception/ waiting area, shared kitchen/
break area. Centralized beaches location
behind Harry's Seafood Restaurant, 401
9th Ave. N. 247-3777.

COMMERCIAL LOT, 50'x125', zoned
industrial. 8th Ave.. .South, .Jax.,Bch.
$1000/mo. 241-1880.
RETAIL/ OFFICE space for lease. May-
port Road. (904) 514-1090.
MAYPORT RD warehouse space,
$575/mo. 514-1090, 247-5334.

ROOMMATE FOR Portside home WAREHOUSE FOR lease, 1375sqft, with
$450/mo. +dep., 1/2 utilities 379-1278, small office and bathroom. Air conditioned
425-2392.. $13.65/sqft.+ CAM approx. $2100/mo.
AtlntcBaco___________CllSouth Jax Beach, 241-1880.
Atlantic Beach or PVB, $650/mo. Call ATLANTIC BCH, 4300sf office/ retail
June, 994-3608. building for sale or lease. (904)545-7994.

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

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FREE CATS and Kittens to approved
homes. Call 242-0224.
HAPPY JACK(R) Mange Medicine: pro-
motes healing & hair growth on dogs &
horses due to 'hot spots' fungus or mane
dandruff. At farm, feed & hardware stores.

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

Trouble went searching for me
when I had to return to Camp
Pendleton, my dad is a Marine
in Iraq. I have had Trouble since
he was 6 weeks old, he is now
7 1/2 yrs. He is my best friend.
Please help us find him.
Call (904) 699-0814
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Memorial Health is pleased to welcome Kenneth
Hitz. M.D. to Sandcastle Family Medicine Dr.
will be accepting new patients, as well as serving
existing patients of Gary Winheld. M.D. Dr. Winfield
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630 Jacksonville Drive,
Jacksonville Beach,. FL 32250

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In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special
accommodation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the individual or
agency sending this notice not later than
seven days prior to the proceeding at the
address given on the notice. Telephone:
S (850)245-4640, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD) or
1-800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay
-_ BL 3/26, 4/2, 4/9. 4/16/08

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the
"Self Storage Facility Act", Florida Statutes
Section 1, Part IV of Chapter 83, Laws of
Florida 1982; the personal property con-
sisting of clothing, personal items and
household goods of:
Stosha Bryant, Euless, TX, A015a, 5x10,
furniture, misc. boxes..
Sabrina Brown, Atlantic Beach, C339,
5x10, misc. boxes
Jesus Sanchez, Atlantic Beach, C355,
5x10, misc. boxes.
USS Boone FPO, AA, D412, 10x20, mat-
Will be sold or otherwise disposed of at
10:00 AM, Saturday, April 12, 2008 to sat-
isty lien(s) for past due rent(s) cost and
fees. Disposition will take place at: Pan
Am Mini Storage, 2383 Mayport Rd., At-
lantic Beach, FL 32233. Pan Am Mini
Storage reserves the right to reject 'any
and all bids and establish minimum bids to
compensate for all costs.
BL 3/26, 4/2/08

The Board of Adjustment for the City of
Jacksonville Beach, Florida will meet and
hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April
15, 2008, at 7:00 p.m. in the Council
Chambers, located at 11 North 3rd
Street, Jacksonville Beach to consider the
following variance application:
BOA 08-100034 City of Jacksonville
Beach Land Development Code Sec-
tion: 34-336 (e)(1) c.2, for a southerly
side yard of 5.7 feet In lieu of 10 feet re-
quired to allow for improvements to a
single family dwelling, for property lo-
cated at 2907 Madrid St, more specifi-
cally, Lot 1, Block 24, Replat of Unit
No. 1, Atlantic Shores.
A,.copy of the above, referenced, applica-
tion(s) is available for, review ,tn the office
of the Planning and Development Depart-
ment, 11 North 3rd Street, during normal
business hours (M-F, 8am-5pm).
If a person decides to appeal any decision
by the Board of Adjustment with respect to
any matter considered at any meeting,
such person may need a record of the
proceedings, and, for such purpose, such
person may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be
The public is encouraged to speak on is-
sues on this Agenda that concern them.
Anyone who wishes to speak should sub-
mit the request to the recording secretary
prior to the beginning of the meeting.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statutes, persons with disabilities
needing special accommodation to partici-
pate in this meeting should contact the
Planning and Development Department
no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day preced-
ing the meeting.
BL 3/26/08


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

Notice is hereby given that public hear-
ing will be held on the following proposed
variance at 6:00 p.m.on Monday,
April 7, 2008, in the City Hall Council
Chambers, 116 First Street, at which time
the City Council will consider their adop-
tion. All information may be inspected at
the Office of the City Clerk during regular
working hours. All interested parties may
appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed variance.
Variance Request of Penman Plaza
Associates, Ltd. for the property known
as real estate parcel numbers 177631-
0000, 177397-0000, 177397-0030,
177606-0000, 177397-0200, 177606-
0500, 177397-0100 and 177631-0000 re-
quest to vary sections 27-229 minimum lot
area requirements, 27-455 minimum land-
scape requirements, 27-457 landscaping
requirements for vehicular use areas, 27-
540 off street parking, 27-459 landscaping
buffer. The request is to construct an addi-
tion to the existing Penman Plaza Shop-
ping Center.
If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the Council with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or
hearing the person will need a record of
the proceedings and for such purpose
may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
In accordance with the Americans With
Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Flori-
da Statute, persons with disabilities need-
ing special accommodation, including
hearing assistance, to participate in this
meeting should contact the City Clerk's
Office no later than 5:00 P.M., the day of
the meeting.
Lisa Volpe, CMC
City Clerk
BL 3/26/08

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

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

TPC SAWGRASS is seeking professional,
service oriented, team players to fill imme-
diate openings for the following positions:
Part Time Course Advisor
FT/PT Outside Golf Operations
Temporary Golf Shop and
Food & Beverage positions
Available (April 30 -May 14) during
Qualified individuals must be dependable,
have "can do" attitudes, and a strong work
ethic. We offer great salaries, excellent
benefits and the opportunity to work with
the very best. To join our winning .team,
please apply by fax to 904-285-7970 or in
person at TPC Sawgrass, 110 Champion-
ship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.
We are proud to be a drug free company.
SHARE THE Good News through music!
Keyboardist to help lead worship services
at 8:30 a.m. (contemporary) and 11:00
a.m. (traditional), Sunday mornings for
growing church in Ponte Vedra Beach.
ne night rehearsal with Praise singers
during Week. Paid position, with input to
grow music ministry. Begin worship on
April 6th or as soon as possible. Call
church office 285-5347 for more informa-

Weekends only in the Assisted Living Fa-
cility at a Premier Retirement Community.
Applications available at Fleet Landing
Security Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd.,
Atlantic Beach, FL; Fax to (904)246-9447;
email to: EOE/
Drug-Free Workplace.
ERAGE CART. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
hiring full & part-time dining room servers,
banquet servers and beverage cart staff.
Excellent benefits offered to full time em-
ployees including 401k, insurance, vaca-
tion days, sick days. Apply in person at
the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tuesday -
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
YOUTH MINISTRY: Hodges Blvd. Presby-
terian Church, (PCUSA) has an immediate
opening for an interim P/T Director of
Youth Ministries. If you enjoy working in
Youth Ministry and have experience in this
area, please submit resume:
area, 6hrs/ nightly, some weekends re-,
quired. $8 her hour. Call Sarah

HELP WANTED classifications in this
newspaper are intended to announce gen-
uine current job openings. No fees may be
charged to the prospective employee. Ads
for self-employment or business opportu-
nities appear under the Business Opportu-
nities category. Ads which may require
payment of fees for employment informa-
tion, guidance or training may appear un-
der Job Service. Should any Help Wanted
advertiser ask for a fee or if the advertiser
is offering a product or service rather than
a job opening, please notify The Beaches
Leader, 249-9033.
CAREGIVER NEEDED for elderly. $10/hr.
Must be flexible, must have own car.
Background check req'd. 610-9047.
BONO'S BBQ Neptune Bch is accepting
applications for exp. Cooks and Cashiers,
full and parttime available. Apply between
2-4pm daily. 1307 Atlantic Blvd.

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

AIRLINES ARE Hiring. Train for high pay-
ing Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA ap-
proved program. Financial aid if qualified -
Job placement ,assistance. Call Aviation.
Institute of Maintenance (888)349-5387.
GET CRANE trained! Crane/ heavy equip
training. National certification. Placement
assistance. Financial assistance. Georgia
School of Construction.
Use code 'FLCNH" or call (866)218-2763.
All levels, styles & ages. Will come to your
home. Piano Tuning also available.
241-4954, 655-3300.
ATTEND COLLEGE online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal, computers,
criminal justice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer available. Financial aid if
qualified. (866)858-2121
IF YOU are interested in advertising under
this category please call 904-249-9033 or

Needed for Home Health care and Hos-
pice Shifts. Up to $28/hr. Apply with North
Florida Health Services, at or call us at
NURSERY WORKER needed Sunday
8:30am to noon for local church. Call
Debbie at 221-1700 x208 to apply or fax
resume 221-9191.
INSIDE SALES/ Warehouse Position,
M-F, 12-5pm. Send resurges to
chris-newell @
PGA TOUR is now looking for a Part-time
Receptionist. Telephone, multi-tasking
and people skills a must. HS diploma &
lyr admin. or business office exp. re-
.quired, P,ease apply onine ai wwiw.PGA
applications. Must be experienced. Higher
Grounds Lawn Care. Call 866-0856..
mediately for Tumbling/ Recreational
Classes at Beaches Gymnastics. Call
to provide care for infants to 3yr. olds on
Sunday mornings 8:45am-12:30pm and
Wednesday evenings 5:30-8:30pm,
$10/hr. Previous child care, references
and CPR training preferred. Apply in per-
son at First Christian Church, 2125 Ocean
Front, NB, 246-2010.
BASKIN ROBBINS, Atlantic Beach, Cake
Decorator, P/T. Call (904)241-6603.

ERAGE CART. Marsh Landing Country
Club in Ponte Vedra Beach is currently
hiring full & part-time dining room servers,
banquet servers and beverage cart staff.
Excellent benefits offered to full time em-
ployees including 401k, insurance, vaca-
tion days, sick days. Apply in person at
the Marsh Landing Clubhouse Tuesday -
Saturday. Call 285-6514 for directions.
Drivers: ASAP! Sign-On Bonus 35-42 cpm
Earn over $1000 weekly Excellent Bene-
fits Need CDL-A and 3 mos recent OTR
PIPE FITTERS, Ship Fitters, Welders (all
types),Inside/ Outside Machinist, Marine
Electricians, willing to travel, long term,
LIQUOR STORE Clerk, Bartender, Door
Person, Must be able to work days,
nights, weekends, and holidays. Must
pass drug test and background check.
Call Robert @ 465-0149.
SERVERS, Line Cooks, Dishwashers,.
Fine Dining. JJ's Bistro. Ponte Vedra,
273-7980. Gate Parkway, 996-7557.
TAXI DRIVERS Wanted. Clean driving re-
cord required. Call April, 246-9999.

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

Associate Agent or Licensed CSR. Only
220 or 440 apply please. Fax resume to
CLASS "D" Security Officers needed to
work upscale gated communities and con-
dominiums in Jax and Ponte Vedra
Beach. Apply in person for a guaranteed
interview at: First Coast Security Serv-
ices, 1 Independent Dr. #117 (Modis
Bldg.) Jax, FL 32202 (904)598-1993.
DRIVERS NEEDED for local wholesale
nursery, Class A and Class D. Fax
resume to 246-1558 or call 246-3672.
Atlantic Beach, Miminum 3yrs. A/R; A/P &
Customer Service.'DMV title work, Quick-
books, excellent benefits. Fax resume
employs individuals in a variety of posi-
tions. For a listing of current opportunities
please visit us in person at 11 N. 3rd St.,
2nd floor, send an email to:, or visit our
website: Drug free work
environment, EOE, VP.
DRIVERS: TEAMS & Solo Needed. Great
Pay. Equipment and Benefits. Must have
6 Mo. OTR Exp. Call for more info @
(800)669-3179 ext. 1411.

Taxi Drivers needed to work Beach and
Intercoastal areas, at least 23 yrs. old,
good driving record. Call 249-0360.
Avante at Jacksonville Beach, a 165-bed
skilled nursing and rehab facility, currently
seeks dedicated CNA's and licensed
nurses. All shifts available for CNA's and
afternoon shift and part-time float position
for nurses. Avante offers excellent com-
pensation & premium benefits, including
401(k). Come join our team and become
eligible for a substantial retention bonus.
Please fax resume to (904)249-8208.
Shop has stations for rent. Licensed re-
quired. 910-9106.
LOCAL CLEANING company now hiring
experienced personnel for
residential cleaning,
Beaches and Southside area.
Background check & drug screening.
Contact via email:
F/T EMPLOYMENT, excellent pay and
benefits. Pool route service tech. Good
driving record. 246-7431.

Full time. 1pm-9pm, at a premier retire-
ment community. Experienced preferred,
but will train Excellent benefits Applica-
tions available at Fleet Landing Security
Gate, One Fleet Landing Blvd., Atlantic
Beach, FL 32233; Fax to 904-246-9447;
e-mail to EOE/
Drug-free Workplace;
Now offering station rentals.
Stylist and Nail techs.
PRIVATE COUNTRY Club now hiring
Chef, Sous Chef, Line Cooks. Apply at:
TPC SAWGRASS in Ponte Vedra is hiring
F/T Equipment Operators in the Golf
Course Maintenance Dept. Prior experi-
ence is not required. Must be at least 18
-yrs-old-with a valid driver's license. For
more'fbl!bcall .17'32t-S)28..-Ho.uiy rate
+overtime, medical/ dental/ life, golf privi-
leges and much more. DFW/EOO.

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

Avante at Jacksonville Beach, a progres-
sive 165-bed skilled nursing and rehab fa-
cility, is seeking a full-time Staffing Coordi-
nator. Must have staffing experience. This
position is responsible for the overall staff-
ing of nurses and CNA's for the facility to
ensure efficient functioning of the nursing
department consistent with the philoso-
phy, goals, policies and procedures of the
nursing division of Avante. Avante offers
an excellent working environment and
great pay with premium benefits, including
401(k). For consideration please mail, fax
*r email your resume to the address be-
low or come in and fill out an application.
Myra Chartrand D.O.N.
Avante @ Jacksonville Beach
1504 Seabreeze Ave.
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Fax: 904-249-8208
BEACHES CAR Wash- full time help
needed, Wages negotiable+ tips. Benefits
Avail. Apply in person, 1401 Beach Blvd.
COUNTER HELP, Dry Cleaners Ponte
Vedra area. Call 285-5644.

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The Beaches Leader/Ponte Vedra Leader

PEST CONTROL Lawn Technician want-
ed for beach company. No experience re-
quired. Good pay, health, life, dental insur-
ance and vacation. 75% of our employees
have been with us 3yrs. or longer and are
100% vested in our retirement plan. If you
desire a career position call 241-7175 for
interview. Drug-free workplace.
POOL SERVICE Tech. Top pay. Must
have 2 years experience. Good dnving re-
cord. Call Pool Pro's. 400-4943. Ask for
ing company. Full time, computer & Quick-
books a plus. Benefits avail. Email resume
to: supercleanservices
NEEDS FULL time Host/ Hostess & Ex-
perienced Line Cooks with open availabili-
ty. Apply within 1018 North 3rd St., Mon-
Fri, 2pm- 4pm.
w/valid Florida Driver's License. Experi-
ence helpful, but will train. Good salary &
benefits. Apply: Surfside Pools, 313
Beach Blvd., 246-2666, or fax resume:
249-8801, e-mail:
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.
M-F, 8am-4pm, occasional Saturdays.
Outside groundskeeping of a 35 acre
cemetery: weed eating, mowing, general
upkeep and maintenance. $10/hr. w/bene-
fits. PV Valley Cemetery, 4750 Palm Val-
ley Rd., 285-1130.
F/T RECEPTIONIST needed for very busy
doctor's office. Multi-tasking and people
skills are a MUST. Fax resume to
Trusted team. Supportive leadership.
Smiling faces. You'll have a true sense of
belonging here at Baptist Medical Center
Beaches. Joining a circle of care where
everything revolves around people, come
find out why you'll find more within our cir-
*Cook FT, $500 sign on bonus!
*RN Critical Care FT, Days/ Nights
*RN Emergency FT Days/ Nights
*Florida Certified Nurse Assistants 7p-7a
*Lab Phlebotomist 8 mos. patient blood
draws exp. req.
*Medical Technologist -
*Surgical Technician ENDO
*Manager Safety, Security, Emergency
*Security Officer
*Ultrasound Sonographer PRN
*Registered Respiratory Therapist
*Physical Therapist PRN
*Food Service Associate
.Apply online at:
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
1350 13th Ave. South
Jacksonville Beach, FL
be able to work weekends/Sundays.
Please apply at' Gene's Seafood, 1249
Penman Rd., between 2-4pm. Drug free
LOCAL BEACHES plumbing company
needs exp. journeyman/ service person-
nel. Please call 241-7191.
Part-time working with. the elderly in our
Assisted LivingFacility at premier retire-
ment community. Applications available at
Fleet Landing Security Gate, One Fleet
Landing Blvd., Atlantic Beach, FL 32233;
Fax to (904)246-9447; email to: EOE/ Drug-Free
Handle Inbound & outbound shipments &
assist in preparing orders. Mon- Fri.,
7:30am- 4pm. Starts $10-$11 per hour
plus benefits. Apply in person for immedi-
ate positions at 10302 Deerwood Park
Blvd., Suite 200.
Peoples First Community Bank has a Full-
Time Teller position available at our Ker-
nan Branch Location. Customer service
and cash handling experience required.
Previous banking experience helpful, but
not mandatory. Please visit our website at for an application
or contact Julie Hollis at
(800)624-9699 ext. 7327 or or fax
(850)770-7940. You may also apply in
person at: 3475 Keman Blvd. S., Jackson-
ville, FL 32224. DFWP/ EEO/AA Employ-
PLUMBERS Needed, new construction,
Journeymen, Service Techs with experi-
ence. Valid DL a must. Benefits & top pay.

Top pay, insurance & benefits. FT/ PT .
Baymeadows area. 519-0004.


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

Experienced Line Cooks needed to assist
in all aspects of our successful 10 yr. oper-
ation. Good pay and great people to work
with. If you have tried the rest, come work
with the best. 285-0139.
beach hiring experienced fine dining serv-
er. FT/ benefits/ 401 (k). Email: or apply in per-
son. DFWP.
NEEDED for home health care. $11/hr.
To apply visit our website @ www.nfhson- or apply in person, North Florida
Health Services, 710 3rd St. N., Jax Bch.

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

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

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

Guaranteed Accts. Multi Billion $ Industry.
Unlimited Profit Potential. Free info. 24/7
50 UNIT Hotel Ft. Myers, Dry Cleaner -
SW Florida. Strip2Fit Franchises Florida.
Financing Available. LinLou Associates,
LLC, Focus Real Estate Group, (386)418-
ALL CASH candy route Do you earn
$800/day? 30 Machines, Free candy All
for $9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersoldl
WARNING: WHILE this newspaper does
not knowingly accept business opportunity
ads which-require you to pay a fee to get
information or that refer you to 976-or 900-
phone numbers which will result in sub-
stantial charges to your phone bill, the
newspaper cannot guarantee the validity
of offerings in this classification. If any ad-
vertiser requires you to incur phone serv-
ice charges or pay a fee to learn the na-
ture of the opportunity, please report it to
The Beaches Leader, 249-9033.
'BARBER/ SALON 4Sale. 35K OBO. Great
location, Beaches area.. Call Jenifer

OPENINGS FOR toddlers. Refs, good
rates & hours. Call 220-7493.
IN-HOME CHILDCARE. Loving stay home
'mom happy to provide nurturing, fun,
structured care. F/T, M-F. References
available. 305-0897.
CHILD CARE in my home. Loving, caring
Christian woman will safely care for your
child, For weekly rates. 207-0973. ,

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Providing the best CNA'S, HHA's and
Homemakers/ Companions to dare for
your loved one at home, hospital, nursing
home, assisted living. Up to 24-hour care.
Affordable Rates. (904)725-8222.
Personal Care and Respite Services.
LOVING, CHRISTIAN woman available as
companion/ caregiver to your loved one.
Dependable with references. 249-4011,

6-PERSON, LT wood, glass-top dining ta-
ble $250. Wicker dresser $25. 1 three
band gold ring and 1 multi gemstone gold
ring for sale best offer. 241-7721.
SURF CASTING Rod and Reel. Penn reel
and 11' rod w/line. $125. 626-9596.
2 ANTIQUE trunks, 1 rarge/ 1 small. Sell
for $75 each OBO. Call (808)269-1082.
SURFBOARD, ROZIO, 8'6", $450.
Baker's Rack, butterscotch, rattan w/iron.
Queensize bed base, 6 drawer, wood,
w/mattress and boxspring. Like new Ken-
more Microwave Oven. Two 39" lower
cabinets. Pair of loud car speakers. Call
699-5637 for info. "
WHIRLPOOL WASHER & Dryer, $75/ea.
30 day warranty. Deliver, $20. 318-8173,
POWER CHAIR Jet 3 Ultra w/oxygen
holder. Gently used indoors $800. Scott
BRAND NEW Troy generator 3550. $400.
Sears riding lawn mower 3000, still.under
servcie agreement $1000. 246-9685.
6 1/2 FT Nissan Bedliner $50. Please call
KELLER, KING size bedroom set, paid
$3000, sell for $800 OBO. 221-3270.
GOLF CLUBS- Calloway, 6mo. old (used
once). X-20 Graphite irons, Big Bertha
driver & 5 wood, Odyssey putter. Right-
.handed. Burgundy bag included. All for
$1250. 521-8840. ,

WHITE, ANTIQUE Wicker Sofa, 6 ft., floral
pattern $300. 223-0777
DEMO HOMESITES Wanted Now! In se-
lected areas! For the New Kayak Pool -
The above ground pool with inground fea-
tures. Save $ with this unique opportunity.
Free Estimates/ Fast installation/ EZ Fi-
nancing. Call (866)348-7560...
.GOLF CLUBS- Left-handed Odyssey
Putters, #5 mallet $75, 2 ball $75. Callo-
way Hawkeye 11 degree Titanium $75.
and Adams Redline 10.5 degree Titanium
driver $75. 521-8840.
GYM EQUIPMENT: Lifecycle 9500 Sta-
tionary Bike $350, Universal Home Gym
$600,. Treadmill $350. All work great.
Make offers. Need space for other equip-
ment. Beautiful stone based Kitchen Table
w/round glass-top and 4 charcoal leather
swivel chairs w/chrome accents on table
and chairs. Asking $750 OBO. 543-8629.
HENRY LINK, white washed rattan round
dining set w/4 chairs & glass-top. Excel-
lent quality & cond. $300. 249-7975 or
246-1666 evenings.
QUALITY QUEEN size Sealy Posturpedic
mattress & box spring in exc., spotless
cond. $120. Can deliver. 246-1832.
A MIXTURE of Gumball Beaver Stands
and Heads, and Vend Stars, "as is".
HP PAVILION PC, Windows XP, Microtek
17" LCD Monitor, HP 5500 Series All-in-
One Printer, cordless Keyboard and
Mouse. $250. 246-1461.

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SATURDAY, 8am-12pm., 2124 Acacia 3402 WASHBURN Rd., Saturday,
Rd. Bed, treadmill, bike, Lots of other 9am-12:30pm. Bikes, lotsof good stuff.

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

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

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

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

PET SITTING, your baby a gudst in my
home. 294-1237.
GOING AWAY? Let us care for your
home. "IN LIEU OF YOU" 285-4131.
Serving Beaches and Ponte Vedra
20 years.
side Out Interior Consulting (904)879-
5253 some local areas require area code!

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

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

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

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

SURFBOARD, 7'6" Westwind, blue, lyr.
old. $250. Call 626-9596.
LIKE NEWI Custom-made Living-Room
fuiniturt, 60" Toshiba TV. Call 247-8559
-for appointment.'
DO YOU Experience Anxiety? There are
answers in this book. Buy and read Self
Analysis by L. Ron Hubbard. Price $15.00.
.Hubbard Dianetics Foundation (813)872-
0722. E-mail
SOFA $100. GE Washer/ Dryer, excellent
condition, large load capacity $100ea.
285-4772 after 6pm.
BEVELED GLASS top dining/ cafe table &
2 tall, padded chairs. Sunburst design.
Cost $375, sell for $125. (808)269-1082.

experience. Licensed, insured, & bonded.
Move outs welcome. Satisfaction guaran-
teed. Call 446-6111. free estimate. Ncw
; eix,:,Ipung new .lents. -
AN AMAZINGLY Clean House by Natasha
is expanding. Excellent prices and
detailed work. Lots of ref's. available
with new anti-allergen fabric rinse,
CARTER CLEAN, Homes and Small
Offices. Call (904)400-1245.

ABOVE & Beyond Housekeeping. De-
pendable, detailed cleaning. Licensed, In-
sured, bonded, references. Immediate
openings. 591-5901,514-118,8.
HAVING A hard time finding someone you
can trust to clean your home? Never fear,
Dust Bunny is here! Reasonable prices.
Refs avail. 343-8547.

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

1998 14FT Cat Boat with 9.9 Mariner mo-
tor, $950 OBO. 396-6769.
2006 21' TROPHY, c.c. Merc.150 o.b.,
Garmin 498 GPS/ FF, 30gal. livewell, top,
outriggers, lots of storage/space, includes
trailer. Take over payments $4.18/mo.
Mike (904)252-3204

lawns. Free estimates. 246-0967.

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

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

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

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

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

INTERIOR, Exterior, Quality & Profession-
alism. Great Rates. Free Estimates
(904)343-9057, (904)642-4335 anytime.
Interior/ Exterior Painting. Rotten wood
replacement. Pressure Washing. Rooms
starting at $75. Honest, Dependable. Free
estimates. Licensed/ Insured. 638-8483..
Top-notch work guaranteed. 17yrs. experi-
ence. Painting, trim, carpentry, wood re-
air, pressure washing. Licensed/ Insured.
Free estimates. 861-9500.

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

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

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


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

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

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

Rates, Free Estimates & References. Call
J.W. Downs (cell) 626-5234 or 246-8344.

FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 117 South 7th Ave.
furniture, household items, clothes.

BIG SPRING Garage Sale, don't miss
Lots of tools, lawn & fishing equip., collec-
tibles & misc. Sat. Mar. 29, 7:30-?,
2006 Grove St.

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

Free estimates. Mow, trim, edge. One
time or annually. Also shrub trimming,
pruning, mulch, sod, clean-ups and more.
Licensed & Insured. 207-4037.
LAWN PREP or Re Sod, great prices.
(904)334-6091, Bob.

Total Lawn Maintenance. Clean-ups, Sod-
ding, Mulching, Re-planting. Free esti-
mates. 247-3344.
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Mrch 26 2008

Spring sports season in full bloom

I. ... .,. .-~I Photos by Rob DeAngelo

March 26, 2008

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

Stingray stings rarely fatal

but still cause for concern

Vacationing boater was
killed last week in a
freak collision with a
leaping stingray. Initially
reported as having died from
a fatal sting, the woman actu-
ally died of a skull fracture
and brain impact injury, a
Florida medical examiner
She was not stung by the
creature's poisonous barb.
Judy Zagorski, 57, of
Pigeon, Mich., was in the
front of a boat being piloted
by her father on the Atlantic
side of Vaca Key. The fishing
boat was traveling 25-30 mph
when the 75-pound spotted
eagle ray, with a wingspan of
about six feet, jumped from
the water and hit her.
"The-force of that impact
was dramatic," said Jorge
Pino, spokesman for the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
Spotted eagle rays are
known to jump out of the
water to escape predators,
remove parasites or give birth.
The ray was also killed upon
impact with Zagorski.
Despite the fact that
stings are
rarely fatal I
there is still t
this deep- *r9 -
seated fear of
a fatal injury. lWh- m
It may have thir
something to
do with the is tlim
well publi- c m l
cized death isstun
of "Crocodile
Hunter" s te ]o
Steve Irwin, ci-
who died
when a stingray barb pierced
his heart about a year and a
half ago.
The stingray is a fish, and is
common in tropical coastal
waters throughout the world,
and there are fresh water
species in Asia, Africa, and
Florida. Rays swim with a fly-
ing motion with large pectoral
wings, which are often mistak-

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en for "fins" when they are
swimming in shallow water.
The venomous stinger is a
razor sharp barbed cartilagi-
nous spine which grows from
its tail, and can reach lengths
up to 37 centimeters. Since
their eyes are on top of their -
body, stingrays cannot see
their prey. Instead, they use
the sense of smell and electro-
receptors, similar to those of
the shark, and feed primarily
on mollusks and crustaceans
and occasionally on small
t -efn Rays do not
attack or
silly an defend them-
selves in an
- manner.
tion When threat-.
ened, their pri-
,.wy. ostmary reaction
beo n e is to swim
,,ih- the y away.
Most com-
o*n b only, some-
one is stung
when they
step on one by
accident while wading. The
tail is thrust into the victim,
usually in the foot or lower
leg, producing a deep jagged
laceration from the serrated
spines. The stinger often
breaks off in the wound,
which is non-fatal to the
stingray, and will grow back.
Immediate treatment for
sting includes soaking the area

in hot water, as hot as you
can stand it, for an hour. This
helps break down the venom
proteins, lessening the pain,
* and its effect can be almost
Pain is usually most severe
for the first hour and then
begins to fade, but may last
up to 48 hours. Placing meat
tenderizer in the area can help
as well, again to break down
venom proteins. Others may
suggest that you urinate or
pour vinegar into the wound,
but this has no effect.
Pain may be followed by
local swelling, nausea, sweat- '
ing, muscle cramps, hypoten-
sion, fainting, headaches,
fevers, and chills.
All stingray stings should be
medically evaluated for sys-
temic toxemia, as well as local
surgical treatment of the
wound for exploration and to
make sure that none of the
stinger is left behind in the
Infections can become
threatening to both life and
limb, and all stings should be
treated aggressively. Staph and
Strep infections are most com-
mon, but other serious bacter-
ial infections such as Vibrio
and Aeromonas may occur.
Injections of local anesthetics
can be helpful in reducing the
pain from the sting, and
antibiotics such as Cipro are
used for several days to help
reduce infection risk.
While death from stingray
stings is extremely rare, the
exact number of cases is
This column is written to dis-
cuss issues regarding sports, med-
icine, and safety. It is not intend-
ed to serve as a replacement for
treatment by your regular doctor.
It is only designed to offer guide-
lines on the prevention, recogni-
tion, and care of injuries and ill-
Specific concerns should be dis-
cussed with your physician.
Mail your questions to Gregory
Smith, MD Sportsmedicine,
1250 S. 18th Street, Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

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