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    Adoptable pets at the St. Johns County Pet Center

    10-16-2014

    CAT OF THE WEEK
    Well hello there. My name is Billy. I’m a sweet 3 year old male cat who just wants a good home. I love to rub against people and I enjoy a good head scratching. Please come visit me at the Pet Center and make me your forever ...
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    10-16-2014

    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?

    10-16-2014

    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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    Movers&Shakers

      Lewis meets with Beaches for coffee at Tamaya

      Marina Ubert 10-16-2014

      The Recorder
      He’s young, he’s handsome, and he’s very much qualified. The Jacksonville Symphony Guild gave a warm welcome to Courtney Lewis, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s new music director, at their annual Fall Membership ...
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      Community News

        Anxiety continues over PGA Tour rezoning waivers

        Kelly H. McDermott 10-16-2014

        The Recorder
        Despite updating the language of its requests, the PGA Tour continues to find itself at odds with members of the Ponte Vedra community this month over its request for rezoning and waivers for five parcels of land that it owns along Palm Valley Rd. Debate has continued since Tour representatives met with the community in August at a Ponte Vedra Coalition meeting. The modifications have been proposed by the PGA Tour in order to allow land development across 180 acres of land between Palm Valley Road and the Players Stadium Course. Representatives of the Tour say that there is ...
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        SHORT TAKES

        10-16-2014

        Bower visits Our Lady Star of the Sea
        The first fall meeting of the Our Lady Star of the Sea senior group will be held on Friday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the cultural center. The event will feature an "October Fest" menu including kielbasa, sauerkraut and applesauce. The guest speaker will be "Bugs" Bower, a composer, music arranger, producer and publisher with eight Gold Record Million Seller Awards and two Grammy Awards. Bower has arranged the produced albums with Bing Crosby and Perry Como for Columbia records. Our Lady Star of the Sea is located at 545 A1A N. in Ponte Vedra Beach. Author ...
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        Nordstrom opens at St. Johns Town Center

        10-16-2014

        Nordstrom was host to a sold-out crowd of more than 1,400 guests at its opening gala, raising $105,000 for the Cathedral Arts Project, Junior League of Jacksonville and Wolfson’s Children’s Hospital. Attendees were the first to shop the new ...
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        How to physically submit absentee ballots

        Vicky Oakes 10-16-2014

        SJC Supervisor of Elections
        Red absentee ballots drop boxes are now available for the 2014 general election. The red absentee ballot drop boxes were distributed last Friday by Elections Office staff members and are now available so voters may drop ...
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        31st annual Caring Chefs aids local children, families

        The Recorder 10-16-2014

        The 31st annual Caring Chefs raised more than $138,000 for Children’s Home Society of Florida to benefit children and families of the First Coast.
        Held Oct. 12, the event featured nearly 70 restaurants, caterers, wine vendors and local ...
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        A look at candidates in their own words

        The Recorder 10-16-2014

        In this season’s election guide, we take a look at the candidates in their own words. For more information about candidates and your voting options, visit votesjc.com.
        U.S. representative, District 6Ron DeSantis Republican (Incumbent) A lifelong ...
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        State senator, District 6

        10-16-2014

        John Thrasher Republican, Incumbent
        From electthrasher.com: Senator Thrasher currently represents Florida District 6, which includes all of St. Johns, Flagler and Putnam Counties, as well as northern Volusia County. Prior to being elected to ...
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        Blue moon

        Bonnie Talley 10-16-2014

        Quilt Lady
        Last night I saw the most gorgeous red/orange moon coming up over the ocean. Frank Sinatra could croon all night about a Blue Moon, but believe me, the one I saw, far out does a blue one. It made me want to write a song about it, or make a quilt with a beautiful moon of red/orange fabrics rising from a dark blue ocean with the water rippling with white shadows from the glow of the moon. Ah, this is how nature tempts our creative juices to produce. Since I belong to several stitchery groups and quilt guilds, I get inspired to be creative, just by seeing what others have ...
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        I am a do-it-myselfer

        Sheila Weinstein 10-16-2014

        Columnist
        I subscribe to TUT.com, a website started by Mike Dooley, a sweet, fun guy from Orlando who evolved from owning a tee shirt company called The Ultimate Tee to writing and speaking about his uplifting and positive view of our abilities to ...
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        Understand Wall Street lingo? I sure don’t

        Mims Cushing 10-16-2014

        Columnist
        What a week it’s been on Wall Street! The language of The Street is dizzyfying. Wall Street is home to hundreds of investment abbreviations and phrases. Elliott Wave Theories, Bollinger Bands, MACD (Moving Average ...
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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

            Saturday, Oct. 18

            10-16-2014

            Nocatee Farmers Market Fall Festival
            Nocatee’s annual fall festival is Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nocatee Town Center Field, 200 Marketside Ave. in Ponte Vedra Beach. The festival will feature a live bluegrass band, hayrides, scarecrow making, free face painting and bounce houses along with over 80 local vendors. For more information, visit nocatee. com. Katz 4 Keeps Volunteer Open House An open house to introduce individuals interested in volunteering with Katz 4 Keeps, a non-profit cat rescue, will be held: Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19 from 1-3 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1 ...
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            Thursday, Oct. 16

            10-16-2014

            Chamber Joint Luncheon
            The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce PVB Division Joint Luncheon with JAX Beaches Division is Oct. 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Sawgrass Golf Club, 10034 Golf Club Dr. in Ponte Vedra Beach. The speaker will be Aaron Bowman, Senior Vice President, JAXUSA Partnership. Tickets are $25 with advanced online registration by Oct. 14; $30 at the door. For more information, call (904) 829-5681 or visit www.stjohnscountychamber.com. Native Plants Manage Pests Discover how you can enjoy a yard that requires little water, fertilizer and pesticides when you landscape with ...
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            Friday, Oct. 17

            10-16-2014

            SAFE Pet Rescue Half Price Adoptions
            SAFE Pet Rescue of St. Augustine is having a half price adoption event with free pet care products for each pet adoption and Halloween goodies for the humans! This special adoption event will be Oct. 17-20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Dogs will be available at 2 SAFE locations: SAFE HQ at 1250 CR A1A or SAFE Annex at 6101 A1A in Treasure Beach, south of St. Augustine Beach. Cats and Kittens will be available at SAFE HQ as well as the Pet Supermarket and Pet Smart stores on US 1 in St. Augustine. All SAFE Cat and kitten adoptions will be $25 (normally ...
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            Sunday, Oct. 19

            10-16-2014

            Old-Fashioned Sunday
            Old-Fashioned Sunday
            takes place Sunday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at First Conservative Baptist Church, 12021 Old Saint Augustine Rd. in Jacksonville. Come in old-fashioned dress, enjoy food, fellowship and music from The Groves Family Singers of Kissimmee, Florida (www.grovesfamilyministry.com). Prizes for the best old-fashioned dress and best entree, side dish and dessert. For more information, call (904)262-7777oremailFCBC@ conservative. edu. SJC Day with the Jacksonville Jaguars St. Johns County has partnered with the Jacksonville Jaguars to host St. Johns County ...
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            Tuesday, Oct. 21

            10-16-2014

            Habitat for Humanity Beach Bash
            The 11th annual Beaches Habitat for Humanity Beach Bash presented by Intrepid Capital Management, Inc. is Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. at Sawgrass Beach Club, 9797 Summer Place in Ponte Vedra Beach. The event features gourmet food and beverage stations from 10 of the beaches’ top restaurants, an oyster roast, low country specialties, nostalgic beach music and a silent auction. Dress is resort casual. Tickets are $100 in advance; $125 day of event. All proceeds from this event go directly to home construction and repair, and to provide education programs for ...
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            Monday, Oct. 20

            10-16-2014

            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. Meet the "Friends for the Arts" Become a "Friend."The Cultural Center recently created a volunteer organization dedicated to supporting the arts. Get involved in the arts by joining a team of fellow art ...
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            Wednesday, Oct. 22

            10-16-2014

            PVB Division Chamber After Hours
            The Ponte Vedra Beach Division of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Chamber After Hours is Oct. 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy appetizers & beverages while acquainting yourself with the host business. Excellent networking opportunity. This event will take place at Ponte Vedra Eye Associates, 150 Professional Dr. in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 829-5681. Visit www.stjohnscountychamber. com to register for the event. PV Professionals Networking Group The Ponte Vedra Professionals Networking Group meets every Wednesday from noon-1 ...
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            Thursday, Oct. 23

            10-16-2014

            Artist Reception & Anniversary Party
            Join the Recorder for an artist reception and celebrate The Recorder’s 45th anniversary Thursday, Oct. 23 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Recorder office, 1102 A1A N., Unit 108 in Ponte Vedra Beach. Join us for art, hors d’ oeuvres, wine and music. For more information or to RSVP to this event, call (904) 285-8831. MOSH After Dark: CSI Night Do you have a passion for crime dramas? Get in on the action at this CSI-themed MOSH After Dark. Use crime scene science to investigate a mock crime and work together to crack the case. Cost is $20; MOSH ...
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