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    Email your answer to kelly@opcfla.com by Tuesday at 5 p.m. We’ll throw all the correct answers in a hat and choose the winner with a random drawing. If we receive no correct answers, we’ll award four Jacksonville Zoo ...
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    04-16-2015

    We welcome submissions of photos, stories, columns and letters to the editor. Let us know what’s happening, whether you’re in Ponte Vedra, the Beaches, St. Augustine or Jacksonville. If you have hard copies of photos you want us to feature, feel ...
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    Adoptable pets at the St. Johns County Pet Center

    04-16-2015

    CAT OF THE WEEK
    Hi I’m Chloe a 7-year-old female torti tabby who is looking for a new home. I was given up by my previous owners because they could not make time for me, so now I’m here. I love to get attention and if you give me treats and pet ...
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    Movers&Shakers

      Ander Crenshaw speaks at joint chamber luncheon

      04-16-2015

      PVB Division Joint Luncheon with JAX Chamber Beaches Division took place April 9 at Sawgrass Beach Club.
      Congressman Ander Crenshaw gave chamber members updates on recent Congressional issues. From left: Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Christine Wier ...
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      04-16-2015

      HEAL Zoo Walk for Autism
      The HEAL Foundation (Healing Every Autistic Life) will hold the HEAL Zoo Walk for Autism
      on Sunday, April 26, at 8:30 a.m. at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Following the walk, the after-party Party with Patty will take place on the zoo’s Great Lawn with First Coast News anchor Patty Crosby. The party will feature a DJ, bounce houses, face painting and other family-friendly activities. Last year’s HEAL Zoo Walk raised $60,000 for the organization, and funds were dispersed through grants to local schools, programs and educators across the First Coast in ...
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      Community News

        June Lands: In memory of a dear friend 1931-2015

        Mims Cushing 04-16-2015

        Columnist
        About 15 years ago June Lands and a few others started a little writers’ group in Ponte Vedra Beach that we eventually called "River City Writers, " which still carries on. In the fall of 2013, right after a summer break, we met as we ...
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        Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach’s Farm to Table week returns

        Carrie Resch 04-16-2015

        The Recorder
        The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach’s Farm to Table week, a fundraiser for CCPVB benefitting the non-profit’s art education programs, will take place April 27-30. The week kicks off with culinary classes taught by local chefs Monday April 27 at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 28 at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. The cost for the culinary classes ranges from $10-$25 per person, per class. Classes will be held at the cultural center located at 50 Executive Way in Ponte Vedra Beach. Featured chefs include Jeffrey Spear, author of "The First Coast ...
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        PVHS Theater Department presents ‘Hairspray, the Broadway Musical’

        By Brianna Sigman 04-16-2015

        Special to The Recorder
        The Ponte Vedra High School auditorium will soon be alive with singing and dancing as the Theater Department presents the popular Broadway musical, Hairspray. "The music is infectious and the dancing is great," said ...
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        04-16-2015

        PVHS performs ‘Hairspray’
        The Ponte Vedra High School Theatre Department will present the Broadway musical "Hairspray" April 16 and April 17 at 7 p.m. and on April 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The musical will feature more than 40 students from the school. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased at the door. Ponte Vedra High School is located at 460 Davis Park Road. St. Johns County Pet Center Mega Adoption Event The St. Johns County Pet center will be closed April 17 and 18 for the Mega Adoption Event in Jacksonville. ...
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        04-16-2015

        ‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ at Limelight
        No Sex Please, We’re British is a British farce written by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott, on stage April 17 through May 10 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Opening night on Friday, April 17 includes a complimentary champagne toast pre-show, and a meet-the-cast party following the show. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 per person. For reservations, call 904-825-1164 or purchase online at limelight-theatre.org. Limelight Theatre is a nonprofit ...
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        Distillery’s gin brings home gold in spirits competition

        04-16-2015

        The St. Augustine Distillery’s New World Gin was awarded a gold medal at the 2015 World Spirits Competition held March 19-22 in San Francisco, CA. This is the second gold medal win for the distillery’s gin since its release in June of 2014.
        "In less than a year, our New World Gin has won gold medals at some of the industry’s most prestigious spirits competitions," Mike Diaz, co-founder and CFO of the St. Augustine Distillery said in a news release. "It’s validation that if you create a highquality sprit using locally-sourced ingredients, people take notice." The spirits ...
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        04-16-2015

        2nd Annual Flavor Run 5k at Nocatee
        The Flavor Run is celebrating the 2nd Annual 5k Event in the Nocatee Community with more fun and smiles than before. As runners make their way around the course, they will be painted with a colorful, scented and fruit flavored powder. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Easy Peasy Fitness Foundation. The event will be followed with offerings from local vendors in a post-run "Flavor Festival" that will include food, live entertainment and fun activities for adults and children. The Flavor Run is Saturday, April 25th. Registration and packet pickup ...
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        Community First Natural Life Music Festival raises $35K for Children’s Home Society

        Carrie Resch 04-16-2015

        The Recorder
        The 2015 Community First Natural Life Music Festival raised $35,000 that will benefit the Children’s Home Society of Florida, Buckner Division. The festival, which took place March 15 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, was attended by more than 10,000 people. The festival is organized by not-for-profit Natural Life for Children. One of the goals is to raise awareness and funds for local charities benefitting children in need. "We love creating this free family festival for the community to enjoy," Natural Life founder/CEO and Ponte Vedra Beach resident Patti Hughes said ...
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        How well is your life going?

        Neil Rosenthal 04-16-2015

        Columnist
        It is easy to lose perspective of the big picture of our lives, because we tend to get caught up in the day to day roller coaster of events, emotions, challenges and problems that have to be dealt with. Therefore, every so often, it’s ...
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        Sashiko: the beautiful art of Oriental quilting

        Bonnie Talley 04-16-2015

        Quiltlady
        Since Sunbonnet Sue is auditioning for a Chinese Dancer, I thought that you should learn how to do Sashiko (sa’-she-ko) quilting. It is truly beautiful when done precisely following the rule, "each stitch is the length of a grain of ...
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        04-16-2015

        Women2Women Conversations Tour stops in Amelia Island
        The first-of-its-kind Women-2Women Conversations Tour has announced a North Florida stop at the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island on Sunday, April 26 at 5 p.m. This free event is part of a nationwide effort to engage and motivate conservative, moderate and independent female voters. The event includes a cocktail reception, forum and discussion. Seating is limited, and attendees must RSVP to reserve a spot at www.mainstreetadvocacy.com/women2women. Speakers scheduled to appear at the event are Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (WV), the first female ...
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        04-16-2015

        Ballroom dancing in St. Augustine
        The St. Augustine Ballroom Dance Association invites you to an evening of dancing in elegant style on Friday, April 17th. Dance to the music of Roy Olsson’s Nostalgia band from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Riverview Club, 790 Christina Drive, in St. Augustine Shores. Entertainment for the evening will feature champion dancers Richard Olszewski and Maria Harrington. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts and coffee will be served at the second break. Guests pay Just $15. Appropriate guest attire is a dark business suit with tie for the men and a cocktail dress for the ...
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        Words vs. Weeds

        June Lands 04-16-2015

        Columnist
        "Words vs. Weeds" first appeared in the January 3, 2013 edition of The Ponte Vedra Recorder A person who likes to play in the dirt with flowers and weeds should not also like to play with words. Should this happen, this person should be ...
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          The Ponte Vedra Recorder has been the essential source of community news and information for Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville Beaches residents and businesses since 1969. Owned by Osteen Publishing Company, The Ponte Vedra Recorder makes finding and sharing community news, events and accomplishments its mission. This weekly newspaper publishes every Thursday via both paid subscriptions and rack locations throughout Ponte Vedra and the Beaches. For interested advertisers, The Ponte Vedra Recorder’s deadline to reserve advertising space, including classified advertisements, is 5 p.m. ...
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            Thursday, April 16

            04-16-2015

            Hope Flies for Friends
            The 3rd annual Hope Flies for Friends
            Mitochondrial Disease awareness and fundraiser for the treatment of the disease is Thursday, April 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Table 1, 330 A1A N., Suite 208 in Ponte Vedra. Tickets are $25 per person; sponsorships are available. All proceeds benefit the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.mitochondrialdiseases.org/friends. Holocaust Remembrance Tribute The Players Community Senior Center will be hosting a Holocaust Remembrance Tribute with guest speaker, Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky of ...
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            Saturday, April 18

            04-16-2015

            Nocatee Farmers Market
            The Nocatee Farmers Market
            is Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Fernandina Beach Pirates Club will be on site ready to pillage and plunder at the Nocatee Farmers Market
            Pirate Invasion, sponsored by AAA Ponte Vedra. Along with this fun and interactive theme, the market includes over 80 local vendors offering items such as organic produce, herbs, spices, delicious unique foods, crafts, jewelry and more. There will be free face painting for little ones, along with crafts, and a bounce house. The farmers market is held in the Nocatee Town Center field, located ...
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            Sunday, April 19

            04-16-2015

            Free CPR Class
            A free Family & Friends CPR Course will be held Sunday, April 19 from 2-4:30 p.m. at 524 Third St. S., Jacksonville Beach. The Family & Friends CPR Course was developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) to teach the lifesaving skills of adult Hands-Only CPR, child CPR with breaths, adult and child AED use, infant CPR and relief of choking in an adult, child or infant. It is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card in CPR for their job. This course is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others ...
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            Friday, April 17

            04-16-2015

            George’s Music Springing the Blues
            The 2015 George’s Music Springing the Blues
            festival will take place Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19 at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. The three-day festival featured performances by national, regional and local blues artists. This year, there will be 23 blues artists performing more than 45 hours of music on two stages. General admission to the festival is free; premium seating is available starting at $20. For more information, visit www.springingtheblues. com. Travel Training Program The Council on Aging announces a Travel ...
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            Tuesday, April 21

            04-16-2015

            Free Yoga Classes
            Baptist Medical Center Beaches is offering an eight-week series of free yoga classes Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 21. Certified yoga instructors will help you master the basics of yoga for improved flexibility, strength and balance. Sessions will be held at Carver Recreational Center, 777 Fifth Ave. S. in Jacksonville Beach. For more information, call (904) 270-1614. Sunset Rotary Club Weekly Meeting The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset meets Tuesdays from 6-7:15 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. This week’s speaker will be cardiologist, Dr. ...
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            Thursday, April 23

            04-16-2015

            ‘The Wizard of Oz’
            The School of the Arts at Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, will be presenting "The Wizard of Oz" April 23-26 and April 30-May 3. The production features a cast of 54, ranging in ages from 8-88. All shows start at 7 p.m., except Sunday matinées which will start at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. A premier party will take place at 6 p.m. on opening night, Thursday, April 23. Tickets for the premier party, which include a wine and cheese reception and an opportunity to meet the cast after the show, are $35 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at ...
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            Wednesday, April 22

            04-16-2015

            Book Sale at Ponte Vedra Library
            The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Library semi-annual book sale will take place April 21-25 at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library. A Friends of the Library membership preview night will take place Tuesday, April 21 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The general public is invited to attend the book sale Wednesday April 22 from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, April 23 and Friday April 24 from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Bag Day is Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The library is located at 101 Library Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 273-3990. ...
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            Monday, April 20

            04-16-2015

            The Story of Palm Valley Exhibit
            "Palmettos, Piers, and Pioneers: The Story of Palm Valley" exhibit will be on display at the Beaches Museum & History Park, 381 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach through April 22. For more information, call (904) 241-5657 or visit beachesmuseum.org. ‘On Golden Pond’ Alhambra Theatre & Dining presents "On Golden Pond" on stage through May 3. The play stars Mike Farrell from the television show M*A*S*H. Tickets start at $35. The theater is located at 12000 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (904) 641-1212 or visit ...
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