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    Adoptable pets at the St. Johns County Pet Center

    01-22-2015

    CAT OF THE WEEK
    Hello there. My name is Trout. I’m a 5 month old male grey tabby cat who is looking for a new home. I’m a u y bundle of joy who was brought to the Pet Center as a stray. I really love to receive tons of love and attention and ...
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    Send us your news

    01-22-2015

    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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    What’s this?

    01-22-2015

    Every week we publish a mystery photo related to the Beaches. 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 ...
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    Movers&Shakers

      Chamber Before Hours hosted by‘The Moving ForwardTeam’

      The Recorder 01-22-2015

      Chamber Before Hours was held Jan. 14, sponsored by The Moving Forward Team. Realtors John and Chris Levchuk are the Moving Forward Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Ponte Vedra Beach. They specialize in helping ...
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      Community News

        ‘Celebs,’dance pros pair up for local charity

        Brianna Sigman 01-22-2015

        The Recorder
        Dancing Stars of St. Johns County, a fundraising gala mimicking ABC’s "Dancing with the Stars", is just days away from hosting its event benefitting St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts and Kids Bridge Family Visitation ...
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        Jan. events at PVB Library

        The Recorder 01-22-2015

        The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library has a wide variety of programs and events scheduled for the month of January.
        For more information about calendar listings, call (904) 827-6950. The library is located at 101 Library Blvd. Just for Babies First and third Tuesday, 10:15 a.m. For babies up to 15 months and their caregivers, this infant lapsit is designed for one-on-one interaction between caregiver and baby. Family Storytime Every Tuesday, 11 a.m. For children 16 months-5 years and their families, though no child will be turned away. Ponte Vedra Beach Library Book Club Tuesday, Jan. 27, ...
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        Fred Funk golf tournament offers big prizes, benefits Crosswater Community Church

        The Recorder 01-22-2015

        The Fred Funk Challenge charity golf tournament will be held Monday Feb. 2, at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach.
        Scheduled to begin at noon with a shotgun start (registration begins at 10:30 a.m.), the event will feature 18 holes of ...
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        County administrator, sheriff deliver message of cooperation

        St. Johns County 01-22-2015

        St. Johns County Administrator, Michael D. Wanchick, and St. Johns County Sheriff, David P. Shoar, appeared before an audience of new County Commissioners from throughout Florida on Thursday to discuss the benefits of County Commissions, County ...
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        ‘Beaches’favorite piano man’returns to Players by the Sea

        Kelly H. McDermott 01-22-2015

        The Recorder
        Two First Coast cultural heavyweights will come together next week to make "beautiful music together"— Gene Nordan and Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea Theatre. Nordan, a musician who has entertained on the First Coast ...
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        Business burglaries reported along A1A

        The Recorder 01-22-2015

        Four businesses in a strip mall along A1A in Ponte Vedra Beach reported burglaries early last week, according to a report released by the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office. The four businesses, located in the 300 block of A1A North, were entered ...
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        IN REMEMBRANCE

        01-22-2015

        John Philip Burke Jr.
        John Philip Burke Jr.
        (Jack), 81, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Jack was born December 4, 1933 in Baltimore, MD, attended St. Bernard School, graduated from Loyola Blakefield and from ...
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        Wini Rider Young

        01-22-2015

        Wini Rider Young passed away peacefully at home at Vicar’s Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on January 9, 2015. She had lived in this wonderful community for 15 years and was surrounded by loving friends, nurses and staff who cared for and ...
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        Wine tasting for Alexander Valley Vineyards

        The Recorder 01-22-2015

        Winn-Dixie in Ponte Vedra Beach on Tuesday held a wine event with California-based Alexander Valley Vineyards.
        Harry Wetzel visited the store to host a wine tasting and bottle signing. Wetzel is a family partner and assistant winemaker at the ...
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        Clear the clutter without filling the landfill

        Carrie Resch 01-22-2015

        The Recorder
        Grab your sorting boxes and labels; you can make your clutter count. In the haste to clear out your clutter for the New Year, consider sorting your clutter and finding proper avenues to donate unwanted items in order to keep them out of our landfills. Many unwanted items can find a new home or be repurposed into something else. Not only will you feel better after decluttering, you will know that your donations will go to someone who can use what you no longer need. There are several options for donating unwanted items in Northeast Florida. Sometimes you just have to know ...
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        Your garage is more than just a garage

        Tailored Living 01-22-2015

        Garage remodel before (left) and after
        What door do you use to enter your home? If you’re like the majority of homeowners the answer is the garage. Some of you will say it’s just a garage, but is it? The garage is now considered an extension ...
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        Chic storage ideas to corral clutter at home

        BPT 01-22-2015

        With the fall season comes cool weather and more time indoors.
        Snuggling up with blankets and partaking in activities at home can create more clutter than usual around the house. Instead of getting frustrated, it’s easy to add stylish storage to corral extra items. Get organized and keep your home clutter-free with a few smart tips. Neat reading racks Many people enjoy a good read before counting sheep. However, books, magazines and tablets can just add disarray if left scattered around the bedroom. To combat this type of clutter, add wall-mounted magazine racks or crates to hold your ...
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        Make the most of your small spaces

        StatePoint 01-22-2015

        No matter where you live, you want to make the most of your available living and storage space.
        This is especially true for residents in urban areas who typically have smaller living spaces. And urban living is on the rise. As of 2010, more than ...
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        New ideas to get your home ready for the new year

        BPT 01-22-2015

        The end of a year usually means one thing: endless resolutions. As you bid farewell to the holidays, it’s all about what you want to change, upgrade and do better. Health and well-being are always the first things that come to mind, but don’t ...
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        Get organized to trim your monthly costs

        StatePoint 01-22-2015

        Everyone seems to be looking for ways to save more money, especially as the cost of living is on the rise. By trimming expenses on the things you need, you can devote more toward the things you want, as well as save more for the future.
        The discount experts at Dollar General are sharing some money-saving tips to help reduce your monthly bills. Home Maintenance If you’re paying a professional to perform simple home maintenance tasks and keep up the lawn, consider doing it yourself. From pest prevention to raking and watering the lawn, many such duties are simple to perform with ...
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        Plan ahead to keep your family safe in weather-related emergencies

        StatePoint 01-22-2015

        Severe weather can pose a risk to your family’s safety, especially if you don’t have an emergency plan. Having a plan for what to do before, during and after severe weather can mean all the difference to your family’s safety.
        Unfortunately, ...
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        6 simple steps to an organized garage

        BPT 01-22-2015

        Move over kitchens and bathrooms, homeowners are focusing on a new part of the home: the garage. No longer just a place to park the car and lawn equipment, today’s garages are getting bigger and better. Here are a few quick and easy projects to ...
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        Around the world at Cypress Trails Model Park

        01-22-2015

        Photos by Susan Griffin/ The Recorder

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        ‘Cirque du Nocatee’at monthly market

        The Recorder 01-22-2015

        Last weekend, visitors to the Nocatee Farmer’s Market were invited to enjoy the "Cirque du Nocatee." The community enjoyed a beautiful winter day with performances by aerial acrobats from Bittersweet Studios, as well as a juggler and a ...
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        What can I grow in winter? Herbs!

        Anne Lasher 01-22-2015

        Community submission
        Cool weather-loving herbs can grace your garden, your windowsill and your table right now! An Herb Plant Sale sponsored by Ponte Vedra Master Gardeners will be held Friday, January 30th from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the FOL Room at the Ponte Vedra Branch Library. Jean Dowdy and Maggie Ouellette, herb and native plant specialists at the Southern Horticulture Nursery in St. Augustine, will bring the herb plants here. They will be happy to answer questions and offer advice about the planting and care of herbs. Many herbs enjoy our cooler seasons in north Florida. They ...
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        Time goes by ... more or less

        Mims Cushing 01-22-2015

        Columnist
        "They grow up so fast," moms would coo at mothers’ clubs, back in the ’70s. I’d smile and pat my circle pin. "They certainly do," I’d coo back, smiling at my angelic critters, 2 and 4 years old, as I watched them throw Tonka ...
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        Foggy, foggy day in Florida town

        Bonnie Talley 01-22-2015

        Quilt Lady
        Fog is the most debilitating occurrence! It makes me want to clean my glasses to be sure that I can see better out there; but I wear no glasses. I have 20/20 vision but can’t see through the dense fog that we’ve had lately. It ...
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        ‘Everythink’ is OK, if you really think about it

        Shelia Weinstein 01-22-2015

        Columnist
        "Is everythink okay?" I was composing an email to a friend one day, and when I read it over I realized that I had written the above phrase instead of the obvious. I found it humorous but also a subconscious message to myself. As ...
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        Water consumption affects your heart health

        Anthony Magnano 01-22-2015

        Guest columnist
        While many New Year’s resolutions have been pledged and subsequently broken in the past few weeks, heart health should be top of mind when planning how to make 2015 a healthy year. But heart health isn’t always simple. With ...
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        When a partner withholds or withdraws sex

        Neil Rosenthal 01-22-2015

        Special to The Recorder
        Dear Neil, Things seemed to be going well on the intimacy front with my boyfriend of six months. Then he hurt his back and had two weeks of intense back spasms. It was totally understandable that our sex life took a break ...
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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

            Thursday, Jan. 22

            01-22-2015

            Kathie Lee Gifford at Winn-Dixie
            The Ponte Vedra Winn-Dixie will host a meet and greet and wine tasting event Thursday, Jan. 22 from noon-2:30 p.m. with the "Today" show’s Kathie Lee Gifford as she showcases her GIFFT wins for fans and customers. Attendees are invited to meet and take photos with Kathie Lee, enjoy complimentary light bites and tastings of her signature GIFFT Chardonnay and Red Blend and to purchase autographed bottles. Winn-Dixie is located at 290 Solana Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. The event is free. For more information, call (904) 249-3900. Ribault Garden Club Garden Center ...
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            Sunday, Jan. 25

            01-22-2015

            BRASS Wines for Music
            Join BRASS (Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony) for their 2015 Wines for Music fundraiser Sunday, Jan. 25 beginning at 6 p.m. at Marsh Landing Country Club, 2655 Marsh Landing Pkwy., Ponte Vedra Beach. Enjoy fine wines and beautiful music while supporting the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. The event features premier wines paired hors d-oeuvres, live music performed by JSO musicians and a silent and live wine auction. Tickets are $75 per person for BRASS members; $90 per person for non-members. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ...
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            Saturday, Jan. 24

            01-22-2015

            BEAM’s 2015 Beach Ball
            BEAM"s annual Beach Ball fundraiser takes place Saturday, Jan. 24 from 7-11 p.m. at the Atlantic Beach Country Club, 1600 Selva Marina Dr., Atlantic Beach. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and live music by Cloud 9. Attire is "fancy with flip flops." A cash bar will be available. Proceeds from the event help fund BEAM’s initiatives to assist beaches residents who are struggling financially and help guide them to self-sufficiency. Tickets are $125. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (904) 241-7437 or visit ...
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            Friday, Jan. 23

            01-22-2015

            MOSH $5 Fridays
            Every Friday, come to MOSH to enjoy $5 admission and extended hours. The museum will be open late every Friday until 8 p.m. (Note: Additional discounts or coupons are not permitted.) SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure Odyssey’s SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure brings real shipwreck treasures and the technology used to recover it to the Museum of Science & History. Discover more than 500 priceless artifacts recovered from famous shipwrecks including real gold and silver treasure. For more information, call (904) 396-MOSH or visit www. themosh.org. For The Love of Driving Volunteer ...
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            Thursday, Jan. 29

            01-22-2015

            PV Woman’s Club Wine Tasting Event
            The Ponte Vedra Woman’s Club is hosting a wine tasting event Thursday, Jan. 29 from 6:308:30 p.m. at JJ’s Bistro, 330 A1A N., Suite 209, Ponte Vedra. The cost is $45 which includes wine (2 Red/2 White), hors d’oeuvres and one $10 raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets will be available at the event. Proceeds raised will be distributed to K9’s For Warriors, St. Vincent de Paul, Mission House, SAYS, St. Gerards, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Seating is limited to 80 people. RSVP to Maria Frank by Sunday, Jan. 25 ria1962.mf@gmail.com or ...
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            Monday, Jan. 26

            01-22-2015

            Adult Tap Class
            Join Adrienne Houghton on Mondays from 1-2 p.m. Jan.12-March 2 at The Player’s Senior Center for an adult tap class. Here’s your chance to learn to tap or improve your moves! The Players Senior Center is located at 175 Landrum Ln. in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information or to register, call (904) 280-3233. 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 ...
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            Tuesday, Jan. 27

            01-22-2015

            Sunset Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
            The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset meets Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. This week’s speaker will be Paul Frase, former NFL player and founder of The Joshua Frase Foundation. Community leaders are welcome to attend. For more information, call Club President Kathleen Floryan at (904) 687-5146 or email kathfloryan@gmail.com. To register to attend, go to www.meetup.com/Ponte-Vedra-Beach-Rotary-Sunset. That Singles Thing Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church hosts That Singles Thing, a weekly Tuesday night gathering of single adults who ...
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            Wednesday, Jan. 28

            01-22-2015

            PV Professionals Networking Group
            The Ponte Vedra Professionals Networking Group meets every Wednesday from noon-1 p.m. at Mulligans, 43 PGA Tour Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call Gloria at (904) 635-6103, visit www.pvpng.com, or email pontevedrapng@gmail.com. Ponte Vedra Toastmasters Looking to develop speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview? Ignite your career? The Ponte Vedra Toastmasters Club offers opportunities for improving communication and leadership skills. Join us every Wednesday at The Players Community Center at 175 Landrum Lane at 7:30 a.m. The ...
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