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    Adoptable pets at the St. Johns County Pet Center

    12-18-2014

    CAT OF THE WEEK
    Beep beep! I’m Herbie the love bug, and I’m just the cutest cat you’ve ever seen! I love to snuggle and purr and rub my furry face all over the place. I’m a great lap cat who loves to snuggle and a family who will take care ...
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    Send us your news

    12-18-2014

    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?

    12-18-2014

    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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    Community News

      Aquarium, other attractions coming to St. Augustine

      The Recorder 12-18-2014

      A new aquarium will soon be part of the nation’s oldest city.
      Shawn and Kathy Hiester announced the purchase of a 5-acre site for the St. Augustine Aquarium, Snorkel Adventure and Zip Line project. The wooded site is less than a mile from ...
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      Boy Scout troop completes Eagle Scout service project

      Tongila Manly 12-18-2014

      Community submission
      Two Troop 288 Boy Scouts completed service projects for advancement to Eagle Scout. Joseph Sarci and Michael Leisle completed separate projects to benefit Jacksonville area organizations. The Eagle Scout Project is the ...
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      Supporters attend reception for Renuart

      The Recorder 12-18-2014

      Supporters of Rep. Ronald "Doc" Renuart gathered last week for a holiday reception at Player’s Cafe in Ponte Vedra.
      Renuart announced earlier this month that he has qualified for election in the Florida Senate District 6 race. Renuart, a ...
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      Distillery donates $15K to local farmer, Slow Food First Coast

      The Recorder 12-18-2014

      The second annual Sugar Cane Harvest Festival, hosted by the St. Augustine Distillery and featuring live music by JJ Grey, drew more than 2,500 attendees this year and raised $15,000, according to a news release from the Distillery this month. The ...
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      SHORT TAKES

      12-18-2014

      Ponte Vedra Eye Associates collecting stocking stuffers, warm clothes and blankets
      Ponte Vedra Eye Associates is a collection point for the Sulzbacher Center Stocking Stuffer Drive and blanket and warm clothes drive. For a list of stocking stuffers being collected, visit www.sulzbachercenter.org. Examples include, kids’ playing cards, pocketsized puzzles, new gloves, new pairs of socks, etc. Ponte Vedra Eye Associates is located at 150 Professional Dr., Suite 300, Ponte Vedra Beach. Hours of operation: Monday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (904) ...
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      Global Diamonds opens flagship store in Jax

      The Recorder 12-18-2014

      Global Diamonds, the only direct diamond seller on the First Coast, opened last month in The Markets at Town Center. The retailer is one of the largest diamond houses in the southeast with more than 4,300 square feet and a multi-million dollar inventory 20 times the size of traditional jewelry stores, according to a news release.
      The company’s first location in The Markets at Town Center will be its flagship store. The facility at 4870 Big Island Drive, Suite 1 is the company’s US headquarters as it has plans to expand the concept in other cities. Global Diamonds is part of the ...
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      St. Augustine Humane Society offers free spay/ neuter services

      The Recorder 12-18-2014

      The St. Augustine Humane Society is offering free spay/neuter services for qualifying, low-income households in St. Johns County.
      The facility operates a charity pet clinic with spay and neuter services every Tuesday at its onsite surgery center at 1665 Old Moultrie Road in St. Augustine, and with support from PetSmart Charities, the clinic is fully equipped with new surgery equipment and instruments. A recent grant awarded by the Florida Animal Friend License Plate Program enables the clinic to fund free surgery for cats and other medical services for any pet from a lowincome ...
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      OPE students wish veterans happy holidays

      Abby Stanford 12-18-2014

      Community submission
      Before Thanksgiving, many Ocean Palms Elementary School students prepared cards for service men and women currently serving on the USS Vicksburg, who left for a seven-month deployment last week. Here is a note Ocean Palm’s ...
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      PVHS students give back to local businesses

      Community submission 12-18-2014

      The Recorder
      Students helping businesses helping students. This is the concept of a new community service club at Ponte Vedra High School in St. John’s County. The club, Spare Parts, founded by Megan Calvin (11th grade) and under the direction ...
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      Your last-minute gift guide at the Beaches

      12-18-2014

      Alhambra Dinner Theatre
      12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville (904) 641-1212 Alhambrajax.com Alhambra Dinner Theatre
      2012 season tickets are available in packages that are affordable on any budget. Pricing ranges from $253-371. Apricot Lane Boutique ...
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      Shen Yun

      12-18-2014

      A SAiRA gift certificate gives access to any of the 15 restaurants that participate in the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association. $25 and $50 increments plus $3 shipping and handling.
      (888) 974-3698 shenyunperformingarts.org Shen Yun ...
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      Giving hope: Charitable giving on the First Coast

      12-18-2014

      Gift giving can take on new meaning when you donate to charity—but sometimes when you choose a national charity, the significance feels lost. The First Coast is home to charities that focus on enriching and improving our community. Whatever you’re looking for, consider the donation options offered by charities right here at home.
      Community Hospice Established in 1979, Community Hospice of Northeast Florida is the first and only community-based, nonprofit hospice provider to serve residents of the First Coast. Each day, through the support of nearly 940 employees and 930 volunteers, ...
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      PACE Center for Girls

      12-18-2014

      for Kids Scholarship Fund, which helps to provide tuition assistance for camps and some programs for those in need.
      To give online, visit www.ccpvb.org and click the "Donate Now" button or visit the Support & Donations page for more information. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a notfor-profit 501(c) 3 corporation that provides a non-residential delinquency prevention program in locations statewide, targeting the unique needs of females 12 to 18 who are identified as dependent, truant, runaway, delinquent, or in need of academic skills. PACE (Practical Academic Cultural Education) accepts ...
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      Holiday quilt donation delivers comfort to families

      Kelly H. McDermott 12-18-2014

      The Recorder
      Many families are comforted by the unique services provided by hospice care. One group of Ponte Vedra quilters takes part in that process through their large annual donation of quilts. The Ocean Wave Quilters Guide met on Dec. 12 to ...
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      Community combines for‘Nutcracker’performance

      12-18-2014

      Photos by Carrie Resch/ The Recorder

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      Taste of the Holidays at PV Winn-Dixie

      The Recorder 12-18-2014

      The Ponte Vedra Winn-Dixie hosted a Taste of the Holidays event to "Celebrate Delicious" this holiday season with delicious food and wine samplings, live music and giveaways.
      Neighbors were invited to join in the free festivities as they shopped ...
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      Roundup: Holiday events on the First Coast

      12-18-2014

      Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops
      The Jacksonville Symphony Holiday Pops, presented by EMMA and Flagler College, is Wednesday, Dec. 17 and Thursday, Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Flagler’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine. ...
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      Sidney Cardel’s celebrates a Reggae Holiday

      12-18-2014

      Photos by Susan Griffin/ The Recorder

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      Self-guided tour features the best of St. Augustine

      The Recorder 12-18-2014

      On Dec. 13 and 14, the St. Augustine Historic Inns presented "The Music of Christmas: The 21st Annual Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour."
      The two-day tour featured 25 different venues, each decorated with special touches representing a song or ...
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      Community celebrates Hanukkah at Winn-Dixie

      The Recorder 12-18-2014

      Winn-Dixie Ponte Vedra invited the community this week join together for a Kosher Hanukkah celebration in partnership with Chabad at the Beaches.
      Family activities offered at kid-friendly event included kosher food samples, tours of kosher ...
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      Merchant’s Plaza hosts holiday celebration

      The Recorder 12-18-2014

      A holiday party that included Stellers Gallery, Mineral City, Tootsies, and Gwen Berlin was held Thursday, Dec. 11 from 5-8 p.m. at Merchants Plaza in Ponte Vedra Beach.
      Each business donated a portion of their sales from the event to the ...
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      ‘A Christmas Carol’

      12-18-2014

      22 at the Beaches Chapel. This concert is presented as part of the Beaches Museum & History Park’s Concert Series.
      There will be two performances, one at 5 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. The Beaches Chapel is located at 381 ...
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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

          Sunday, Dec. 21

          12-18-2014

          ‘The Magic of Christmas’
          The Pioneer Barn presents "The Magic of Christmas" Sunday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. This "Branson-Style" Christmas show with Trey Dees will feature a mix of 60s R&R, Motown and Vegasstyle music and music by Dean Martin, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, and more. General admission tickets are $10; senior citizen tickets are $8. The Pioneer Barn is located at 295 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. (904) 824-8774. oldfloridamuseum.com. Hanukkahh at The Landing The annual Hanukkahh at The Landing takes place Sunday, Dec. 21. This year’s festivities feature a ...
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          Thursday, Dec. 18

          12-18-2014

          Teen Hanukkahh Night
          Chabad @ the Beaches is hosting a special Hanukkahh celebration just for teens Thursday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Chabad, 521 A1A N. in Ponte Vedra Beach. RSVP by calling (904) 5439301 or email eli@chabadbeaches.com. Coffee on the Coast The JAX Chamber Beaches Division Coffee on the Coast is Thursday, Dec. 18 from 8-9 a.m. at Certus Bank, 13474 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville. Continental breakfast will be served. The cost is $5; advanced online registration requested. Go to www.myjaxchamber.com to register. Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Habitat for Humanity of St. ...
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          Friday, Dec. 19

          12-18-2014

          Drive-In Movie: ‘A Christmas Story’
          The Friends of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre present "A Christmas Story" Friday, Dec. 19 as a drive-in movie at Anastasia State Park, 1340-A A1A S. in St. Augustine as part of the Community First Credit Union’s A December to Remember. A bounce house will be open at 5:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 7 p.m. This is a free event. For more information, visit www. staugamphitheatre.com. Santa’s Toy Workshop Whole Foods Market is hosting a Mommy and Me Santa’s Toy Workshop holiday craft event Friday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m.-noon in the Lifestyle Center ...
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          Saturday, Dec. 20

          12-18-2014

          Katz 4 Keeps Adoptions/Open House
          Katz 4 Keeps is having an adoption event/open house on Saturday, Dec. 20 and Sunday, Dec. 21 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Katz 4 Keeps, 935B A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. (904) 834-3223 or email katz4keeps.com. Nocatee Farmers Market The annual Nocatee Farmers Market and Christmas Festival is Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nocatee Town Center Field, 100 Marketside Ave., Ponte Vedra Beach. Over 80 local vendors will be selling items. There will also be live music, train rides, a petting zoo, free face painting, and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and ...
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          Monday, Dec. 22

          12-18-2014

          Celtic Christmas at the Beaches Chapel
          Celtic songs, tunes and tales will all be a part of the family-friendly Celtic Christmas performance Monday, Dec. 22 at the Beaches Chapel. This concert is presented as part of the Beaches Museum & History Park’s Concert Series. Performances are at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. The Beaches Chapel is located at 381 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach. (904) 241-5657 or visit beachesmuseum.org. ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer’ Characters from the 1969 holiday classic come to life on stage with the all-new "Rudolph the Red Nosed ...
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          Wednesday, Dec. 24

          12-18-2014

          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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          Tuesday, Dec. 23

          12-18-2014

          Sunset Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
          The Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset Rotary Club will not meet during Christmas week so t hat its members may enjoy the holidays with their families. Regular weekly meetings will resume on Tuesday, January 6. 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. Palm Valley Farmers Market The Palm Valley Farmers Market is every Tuesday from 2-6:30 p.m. at the Palm Valley Community Center, 148 Canal Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. Due to ...
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