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    Adoptable pets at the St. Johns County Pet Center

    10-23-2014

    CAT OF THE WEEK
    Hello!! My name is Jack. I am a 5 year old, neutered male short hair cat. I was owner released to the SJC Pet Center because my owner has become very ill. I am a very sweet and loving cat who is litter box trained and good with ...
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    Send us your news

    10-23-2014

    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?

    10-23-2014

    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

      Betty Griffin House, county team up for‘purple out’

      10-23-2014

      St. Johns County Recreation and Parks fall softball leagues teamed up with Betty Griffin House for a "Purple Out" during games on Oct. 6 and 7 to promote Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
      Teams and audience members got creative with their softball ...
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      Tradeshow brings together real estate professionals

      The Recorder 10-23-2014

      Realtors and builders from Northeast Florida joined together to browse the sold out booths and food vendors this year at the 35th Annual Realtor Builder Tradeshow on Oct. 17.
      The popular event is a joint production of NEFAR and NEFBA and is ...
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      IN REMEMBRANCE

      10-23-2014

      Sharon Ann Johnson
      Sharon Ann Johnson, 71, of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL passed away on October 13, 2014. She was born November 2, 1942 in Waseca, MN to Verle and Lucille Hansen. She grew up on the family farm in New Richland, MN and earned a degree ...
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      Comedy in the spotlight for PVHS production

      Marina Ubert 10-23-2014

      The Recorder
      In the past, the Ponte Vedra Theater Department has put on more serious plays for their fall productions, but this year, they’re taking a turn to the comedic side. The students attribute this change of pace to their new drama ...
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      SHORT TAKES

      10-23-2014

      Artist Reception & Anniversary Party
      Join the Ponte Vedra 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. Ribault Garden Club Garden Center Day A representative from Bird Island Park will speak at the Ribault Garden Club on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. There will also be a mini flower show. Ribault Garden Club is located at 705 ...
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      County libraries offer new digital media services

      The Recorder 10-23-2014

      The St. Johns County Public Library System now offers media services such as streaming video, eAudio content and digital magazines through hoopla and Zinio for Libraries that are available for St. Johns County Public Library card holders to use on any internet-enabled device.
      "Whether it’s physical materials on the library’s shelves or new digital resources, we’ve always been committed to improving the quality of our collection for local patrons," Debra Rhodes Gibson, Director for St. Johns County Public Library System said in a news release. "With these services, we are able to ...
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      CARRYING A TRADITION

      10-23-2014

      St. Johns County schools were asked to carry the flag for opening ceremony at Sunday’s Jacksonville Jaguar game. Ponte Vedra High School was one of many schools that participated in St. Johns County Day at Everbank Field. PVHS Athletics program ...
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      Homegrown shoe boutique celebrates 18 years

      Kelly H. McDermott 10-23-2014

      The Recorder
      Fashion trends come and go, but in the end it is personal service to customers that keeps the doors of boutiques open. That is the mantra of Charles Slaton, owner of Carla Shoes in Ponte Vedra, and the philosophy is clearly working. ...
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      Fall trunk shows in Ponte Vedra and the Beaches

      10-23-2014

      Patchington trade-in event
      Trade-in allowances will be given when you trade in a garment and purchase a new garment. The Patchington trade-in event takes place Oct. 21-27. Traded in items will be donated to local organizations that support victims of domestic violence. Patchington is located at 330 A1A N. in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call (904) 285-4494. Gentle Souls trunk show Carla Shoes will be having a Gentle Souls trunk show Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Meet Alexa Dimiao and view the entire collection of Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole collection. Register for ...
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      Town Center expansion includes local offerings

      The Recorder 10-23-2014

      The St. Johns Town Center has been home to many national chains since its opening, but many shops in the newest phase of the outdoor mall represent expansions for home-grown chains.
      Model Citizen, a boutique founded in Ponte Vedra, opened the ...
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      Skating through life

      Bonnie Talley 10-23-2014

      Quilt Lady
      Wonder why they quit putting sidewalks in front of houses? Were they so unsightly? One of my fondest memories of childhood, growing up in a small town is that every house had a sidewalk. Each sidewalk joined the next sidewalk to the end ...
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      Clearing the fog: When to take Social Security benefits

      Harry Pappas 10-23-2014

      Columnist
      When is the best time to file for our long-deserved Social Security benefits? While the entire Social Security system is mind-numbingly complex, in the final analysis, we basically have three choices: • Receive benefits early ...
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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, Oct. 26

          10-23-2014

          Beaches Fine Arts Series Concert
          Habaneros will perform Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 465 11th Ave. N. in Jacksonville Beach. Following a highly successful 2012 U.S. debut tour of The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, this highly energetic ensemble who are members of the orchestra will bring to you what is the "Heart of Havana," its music and culture. The concert is free. For more information, visit beachesfinearts. org. The Music of Harry Potter The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Symphonic Sorcery – The Music of Harry Potter’ Come in costume ...
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          Thursday, Oct. 23

          10-23-2014

          Artist Reception & Anniversary Party
          Join the Ponte Vedra 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. Ribault Garden Club Garden Center Day A representative from Bird Island Park will speak at the Ribault Garden Club on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. There will also be a mini flower show. Ribault Garden Club is located at 705 Second ...
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          Friday, Oct. 24

          10-23-2014

          ‘Countdown to Kickoff’
          ‘Countdown to Kickoff’
          a gala benefitting Mission House, is Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Sawgrass Beach Club, 10034 Golf Club Dr. in Ponte Vedra Beach. The night will feature live and silent auctions, music by "Pops" featuring Will Hurley, and free beer, wine and hors d’ oeuvres. Tickets are $85 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (904) 241-6767 or visit www.missionhousejax.org. 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 ...
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          Saturday, Oct. 25

          10-23-2014

          Katz 4 Keeps Adoptions/Open House
          Katz 4 Keeps is having an adoption event/open house on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Katz 4 Keeps, 935B A1A North in Ponte Vedra Beach (next to Sherwin Williams). For more information, call (904) 8343223 or email katz4keeps.com. Haunted Hayride and Enchanted Forest The Haunted Hayride and Enchanted Forest at Anastasia State Park is Oct. 25 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person for the Haunted Hayride and Enchanted Forest or $5 per person for the Enchanted Forest only. Anastasia State Park is located at 1340-A State Rd. ...
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          Thursday, Oct. 30

          10-23-2014

          Adult Bingo for BOOOOOks
          Get in the Halloween spirit with Bingo for BOOOOOks Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. If you wear a costume to this event, every time you yell BINGO, you’ll win 2 books instead of one. Everyone is guaranteed to go home with at least one free book. Book prizes are generously donated by the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Library. Everyone is welcome and it’s free. For more information, call (904)827-6950 or visit www.sjcpls.org. Live Music at Table 1 Table 1 at 330 A1A N will host the Gary ...
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          Monday, Oct. 27

          10-23-2014

          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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          Tuesday, Oct. 28

          10-23-2014

          Sunset Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
          The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset is celebrating their 10th anniversary this week. Finnish Exchange student, Kaisla Heikkila and St. Augustine Lighthouse Maritime Archeologist, Chuck Meide will both speak this week. 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-at-TPC-Sawgrass-Tuesdays-6PM. That Singles Thing Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church hosts That Singles Thing, a weekly Tuesday night gathering of ...
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          Wednesday, Oct. 29

          10-23-2014

          Episcopal School Open House
          Episcopal School of Jacksonville is hosting an open house Oct. 29 from 2-4 p.m. at their campus, 4455 Atlantic Blvd. in Jacksonville. An open house will also be held Nov. 10 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The school is now accepting applications for 2015-2016. For more information or to schedule a personal tour, call (904) 396-5751, email admissions@esj.org or visit esj.org. 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 ...
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