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    Adoptable pets at the St. Johns County Pet Center

    05-21-2015

    CAT OF THE WEEK
    Hi! My name is Percy. I’m a 5 year old male short hair cat. I was brought to the Pet Center as a stray over 80 days ago and now I’m looking for a forever family to come adopt me and give me all the love and attention I need! I am ...
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    What’s this?

    05-21-2015

    Do you know what this is?
    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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    A day of remembrance

    05-21-2015

    The Ponte Vedra Recorder office will be closed Monday, May 25, to observe Memorial Day. We will re-open Tuesday, May 26.
    Send us your newsWe 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 free to bring them to our office — we’ll scan them and hand them right back. Call us at (904) 285-8831. Email submissions to kelly@opcfla.com.
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    Community News

      Short Takes

      05-21-2015

      63rd annual Florida Folk Festival
      The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park invites you to the 63rd annual Florida Folk Festival
      this Memorial Day Weekend, May 22 to 24, on the banks of the Suwannee River. The festival includes more than 300 performances by Florida’s greatest folk and roots artists including genders like swing, folk, blues, gospel, country, Latin, jazz, bluegrass, Caribbean and zydeco music. Gates open daily at 8 a.m. and the opening ceremonies will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday. Advance tickets for the festival ...
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      Perry, Republicans‘take aim for 2016’

      05-21-2015

      Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke to First Coast supporters last week at the "Blue Jeans & Boots BBQ," hosted by the St. Johns County Republican Executive Committee. The theme of Perry’s speech and of the event was "Take Aim for 2016." The event ...
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      Early ballot test shows support for 1-cent tax hike

      Kelly H. McDermott 05-21-2015

      The Recorder
      Tuesday’s regular meeting of the St. Johns County Commission may have felt more like a marathon for participants and commissioners, as the discussion over a one cent sales tax increase topped out at close to four hours. In the end, the county commission voted 3 to 2 to move forward in pursuing the sales tax increase. The tax question will still go up for vote and cannot be passed by the commission alone. The question now is how and when. The agenda item concluded after lengthy public comment with a measure to bring an ordinance before the commission with more details ...
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      142-year-old cracker-style cabin moves to new home at Beaches Museum

      Carrie Resch 05-21-2015

      The Recorder
      The Beaches Museum & History Park has grown again, this time with the addition of a 142-year-old crackerstyle cabin believed to be the oldest surviving structure of its kind in Northeast Florida. On Tuesday, May 12, the ...
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      UPS in Ponte Vedra celebrates 20 years in community

      Kelly H. McDermott 05-21-2015

      The Recorder
      When customers walk through the door of UPS Store #2431, they’re greeted with an atmosphere that feels a bit more like a town center than a shipping and printing store. Energetic music is playing. Employees greet customers by ...
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      IN REMEMBRANCE

      05-21-2015

      Daniel Morehead "Danny" Alexander
      Daniel Morehead "Danny" Alexander, 48, passed away suddenly on May 11 at his home in Atlantic Beach. Born in Tallahassee to John Alexander and Gypsy Alexander, Danny and his family moved to the Beaches when he was ...
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      Open house at Beach House features stellar staff

      05-21-2015

      Beach House Assisted Living hosted a "Meet the Team Spring Social Hour" last month to get the season kicked off right. The community was invited to visit the facility and meet the professional staff.
      Beach House offers a variety of services ...
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      Palms at Ponte Vedra offers peek into future of senior living

      Kelly H. McDermott 05-21-2015

      The Recorder
      "The best relationships are true partnerships in which choices and lifestyles are respected, but a helping hand is always nearby." This quote could easily appear on the jacket of a book about marriages or business relationships. ...
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      Ponte Vedra’s own Thelma and Louise

      05-21-2015

      I have a best friend of 75 years. We planned, long ago, to live together one day if we were both free, but she is entrenched in her life on the West Coast and here I am in mine.
      We still hope it will happen, but time is, perhaps, not on our ...
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      Many events planned for St. Johns County seniors

      05-21-2015

      The Council on Aging of St. Johns County offers a huge variety of fun and enriching activities, tailor-made for seniors of all abilities.
      For more information about events at River House, call the reception desk at (904) 209-3655 for registration and more information, or email mskinner@stjohnscoa.com. For more information on any of the classes or activities at The Players Community Senior Center call Darlene Mahany or Jonathan Dicker at (904) 280-3233 or visit www.coasjc. com. Mosaic Tile Art with Laure Norton Friday, June 19, 11:00-1:00 The Players Community Senior Center, Ponte Vedra ...
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      Volunteer opportunities with Council on Aging

      05-21-2015

      The St. Johns County Council on Aging has a variety of opportunities for anyone in the community looking to serve this county’s seniors.
      To volunteer or for more information about volunteer opportunities, call Elise Moloney at (904) 209-3686, email emoloney@stjohnscoa.com or visit www.coasjc.com. Meals on Wheels driver 180 Marine St. A volunteer is needed to drive the COA shuttle bus between the Coastal Community Center and River House on Tuesdays and special event days. Call (904) 209-3686 or email emoloney@ stjohnscoa.com. Shuttle bus driver 180 Marine St. A volunteer is needed ...
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      Hearing aids give you great return on your investment

      05-21-2015

      (BPT) — If you’re one of the nearly 40 million Americans who suffer with hearing loss, maybe it’s time to consider investing in your hearing health.
      Research shows that the rewards can be substantial. In fact, identifying and addressing hearing loss has been shown to positively influence virtually every aspect of an individual’s life, helping people personally, professionally and even financially. New technological advances have revolutionized hearing aids in recent years. Today’s hearing aids can automatically adjust to all kinds of sound environments and filter out noise. ...
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      5 tips to cut prescription drug costs

      05-21-2015

      (BPT) — Today’s rising health care costs can feel out of control. Fortunately, prescription drugs are an exception. Consider these five simple ways to save money on your prescriptions so you can stay healthy and maintain your budget.
      1. Ask ...
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      Control the silent killer — hypertension

      05-21-2015

      (BPT) — Most people assume they only need to take their medication when they are sick, meaning when they experience symptoms. But in the case of hypertension, this type of thinking could kill you.
      Patients who have hypertension are often completely asymptomatic — that’s the reason hypertension is often called the silent killer. The belief that symptoms such as headaches, nose bleeds, nervousness, sweating, diffi culty sleeping or facial flushing are signals to take blood pressure medication is a myth. Nonadherence to hypertension medication is a huge challenge. Research shows ...
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      You deserve the best health treatment possible

      05-21-2015

      (BPT) — If you or a loved one has a wound-, ostomy-or continencerelated issue, there may be anxiety, insecurity, and a lot of questions.
      Many individuals in similar situations are finding relief through the services of specialty nurses ...
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      SHORT TAKES

      05-21-2015

      Todd Rundgren adds second show
      Tickets are now available for visionary rock artist Todd Rundgren’s second show at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Sunday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the seated show is $56.50 for the first three rows and $46.50 for all remaining rows. Tickets are available at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre box offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone (800) 745-3000. For more information, visit www. pvconcerthall.com. PVWC Social Hour at Pusser’s The Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club will ...
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      Ed Kowalczyk performs at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

      05-21-2015

      The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomed former Live frontman Ed Kowalczyk on May 14.
      Kowalczyk, the former lead singer for the band Live, performed on stage with guitarist Zak Loy at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Kowalczyk is currently on tour ...
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      Akin to an IRA or a 401(k) on steroids

      Harry Pappas 05-21-2015

      Columnist
      Have you ever heard of a Health Savings Account (HSA)? Better yet, are you involved with one right now? If you are not familiar with an HSA, I want you to think of it as an IRA or a 401(k) on steroids. Although HSAs have been around for ...
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      SHORT TAKES

      05-21-2015

      Moonlight Movies: The Princess Bride
      The City of Jacksonville Beach invites you to join your family and friends on Friday, May 22, for a fun and adventurous evening under the stars at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. Moonlight Movies presents "The Princess Bride" on the big screen. This is the second of the three-part 2015 Moonlight Movies Series. The movie begins at 9 p.m. In its 14th year, Moonlight Movies continues to be a blockbuster hit, so bring your lawn chair or blanket and be sure to arrive early for the best seats in the house. Watch the magic happen. Combine the ...
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      And we thought we invented the idea…

      Bonnie Talley 05-21-2015

      Quiltlady
      Traveling to Europe these days is a "reality show" in itself. If one has the idea that fewer people are traveling, think again. Tourists are everywhere in the world, and the American people are in the majority of them. A couple of weeks ...
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      It’s always the water

      05-21-2015

      Maybe it was the lights of the city dancing on the ripples of the St. Johns as we crossed the Fuller-Warren one evening almost twenty years ago. Or it could have been Confederate Jasmine intoxication as our realtor drove us through neighborhoods ...
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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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        Upcoming Events

          Friday, May 22

          05-21-2015

          Moonlight Movies
          The 14th season of Moonlight Movies
          continues Friday, May 22 with The Princess Bride at 9 p.m. at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. The season will conclude Friday, May 29 with X-Men. Visitors should bring a lawn chair or a blanket. There will be a popcorn, candy and beverage vendor on site. There is no cost to view the movie. For more information, including a list of prohibited items, visit www. jacksonvillebeach.org. Jazz Fest After Dark This year’s Jazz Fest After Dark will take place May 22-24. New this year is a massive block party to kick off festivities. ...
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          Saturday, May 23

          05-21-2015

          Free Family Seining Event
          Join GTM Research Reserve guides on the 4th Saturday of every month, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for a family seining activity. Visitors will get the chance to pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting species of fish, crabs and more, and then learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. All necessary gear including waders and boots will be provided. The program is free with paid entrance and will take place at the Guana Dam Recreational Area. Please meet the guides at Guana Dam. They will be located at either the north or south boat launch, depending on ...
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          Thursday, May 21

          05-21-2015

          PVBD Table for Ten
          The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Ponte Vedra Beach Division Table for Ten is Thursday, May 21 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Trasca & Co. Eatery, 155 Tourside Drive in Ponte Vedra Beach. The event is open exclusively to Chamber members and seating is limited to the first 10 respondents each month. RSVP and pre-payment is required. No walk-ins accepted. Due to limited seating, this event is limited to one guest per company. The cost is $20. Visit www.stjohnscountychamber.com to register for the event. North Beaches’ Art Walk The North Beaches’ Art Walk is from 5 ...
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          Sunday, May 24

          05-21-2015

          Practice with Purpose at Big Fish Yoga
          Practice with Purpose is an all-level yoga class offered on Sundays from 4-5 p.m. at Big Fish Power Yoga. The fee for the class is a $5 cash donation that goes to the charity that Big Fish Power Yoga has selected for the quarter. Big Fish Yoga has relocated to the South Beach Regional Shopping Center in Jacksonville Beach at 3852 South 3rd St. For more information, call (904) 372-0601 or visit bigfishpoweryoga.com. Depression Support Group A Depression/Bipolar Support Group meets Sundays from 6-8 p.m. in the Azalea Room at Baptist Beaches Medical Center, ...
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          Tuesday, May 26

          05-21-2015

          PV Beach Library Book Club
          The next meeting of the Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club is Tuesday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. Please join us as we discuss "Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Harari. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact the Reference Department at (904) 827-6950 or visit the Library’s Reference Desk. 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. Community leaders are welcome to ...
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          Thursday, May 28

          05-21-2015

          PAWparazzi Gala
          The First Coast No More Homeless Pets PAWparazzi Gala is Thursday, May 28 from 6-10 p.m. at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville. Enjoy a champagne reception, dinner, silent auction, and a runway fashion show featuring the latest fashion from local boutiques and pets saved by the FCNMHP Angel Fund. An individual ticket cost $85 or table tickets are available. A table of four is $300 and a table of six is $450. Service fees apply. Purchase tickets online at http://www.eventbrite. com/e/pawparazzi-gala-tickets-14961390923. For more information, ...
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          Monday, May 25

          05-21-2015

          Caregiver Support Group
          The Players Caregiver Support Group
          meets every Monday 12:00-1:00 p.m. at The Players Senior Center, 175 Landrum Lane in Ponte Vedra Beach. Kimberly Weir of Heartland Hospice facilitates a weekly discussion of current concerns and issues of caregivers. It is a great opportunity for caregivers to share resources and ideas. For more information, call (904) 280-3233. For The Love of Driving Volunteer drivers are needed to assist seniors in achieving their mobility goals in St. Johns County. Transportation needs range from trips to the grocery store and classes to ...
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          Wednesday, May 27

          05-21-2015

          PV Women’s Club Social Hour
          The Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club Happy Hour/Social Hour is Wednesday, May 27 from 5-7 p.m. at Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, 816 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Anyone interested in learning more about our club and the charities we help raise money for or if you just want to get out and socialize, you are welcome to come join us. Ladies, you are welcome to bring your signifi cant other along and your friends. The more the merrier. Pusser’s Grille has a great menu to choose from and great music to listen to also. Please join us and have some fun! For more information ...
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          Friday, April 24

          toni foy 04-23-2015

          BFAS & RFAA Benefit Concert The Beaches Fine Arts Series and the Riverside Fine Arts Association are collaborating for a special event featuring jazz singer, Rene Marie, who will be performing a tribute to Eartha Kitt, iconic singer and activist on Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Lazzarra Hall, UNF FIne Arts Center, 11852 University of North Florida Dr. in Jacksonville. General admission tickets are $30; VIP tickets are $50 and include a VIP reception before the concert from 6-7 p.m. with appetizers, beverages, an appearance by Rene and her band and reserved seating at the concert. For ...
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