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    Adoptable pets at the St. Johns County Pet Center

    03-26-2015

    CAT OF THE WEEK
    Salutations!! My name is Clover. I am a 5 year old, female Siamese mix. I am current on all of my vaccines and I have already been spayed. I love to play, I love attention and I am a great surrogate mother to all the kittens in my ...
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    03-26-2015

    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?

    03-26-2015

    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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    Community News

      Celebrating one year of wellness at the beach

      The Recorder 03-26-2015

      The Beaches Acupuncture & Wellness center celebrated its one-year anniversary on March 18, as well as presenting a chamber ribbon cutting. The business recently joined the Beaches Division of the Jax Chamber.
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      IN REMEMBRANCE

      03-26-2015

      Rosemary Rahn
      Rosemary Rahn, 72, a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL passed away March 17, 2015. Born in Ashland, KY on November 28, 1942. She was a dedicated member of Christ Episcopal Church. She enjoyed painting, dancing, talking ...
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      Ponte Vedra couple opens FirstLight HomeCare

      The Recorder 03-26-2015

      A local couple has started a new venture in St. Augustine: FirstLight HomeCare, a non-medical home care company serving seniors, new and expectant mothers, people recovering from surgeries and people with disabilities.
      Founder Jennifer Logue ...
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      Blues Traveler to visit PV Concert Hall in April

      03-26-2015

      The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will welcome back Blues Traveler on Sunday, March 29.
      Tickets are available at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box office, as well as online at www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Cost is $39.50 for general admission standing room only. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the show to follow at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.pvconcerthall.com. SHORT TAKES continues on Page 20 Continued from 8 Dog Day Afternoon to benefit pet charity St. Johns Cares (formerly JCP Cares) will host the ...
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      St. Johns Cultural Council celebrates ROWITA recipients

      St. Johns Cultural Council 03-26-2015

      The St. Johns Cultural Council held the seventh Annual ROWITA Awards Ceremony at The Back Room of the Saint Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m.. The free event was standing room only – an exciting ...
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      St. Augustine Humane Society receives special spay/neuter clinic certification

      The Recorder 03-26-2015

      St. Augustine Humane Society receives special spay/neuter certification The St. Augustine Humane Society and its team of spay/neuter clinic professionals and veterinarians now hold formal certification from the Humane Alliance as a National ...
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      SHORT TAKES

      03-26-2015

      PVB Home and Art Tour returns for 2015
      The Legacy Trust Home and Art Tour will return for its sixth year Saturday, March 28. The tour serves as a significant fundraiser for the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets are $30 per person for the self-guided tour and allow guests to take an insider’s view of some of Ponte Vedra’s most impressive homes. Artists and interior designers will be onsite at the homes to meet the public and talk about their work. Proceeds from the home tour benefit children’s art programs at the Cultural Center. For more information, visit ...
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      Gala guests show they‘have a heart’at AHA event

      Kelly H. McDermott 03-26-2015

      The Recorder
      Three hundred hearts got a healthy workout on Friday night as guests danced at the American Heart Association’s biggest social event of the year, hosted at the Sawgrass Marriott. The dress code meant that all in attendance would be ...
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      PV Inn & Club welcomes new resort leaders

      The Recorder 03-26-2015

      The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club recently hired two new leaders within the resort.
      Erin Spalding will serve as director of membership sales, and Melissa Deese will serve as spa director Spalding will be responsible for new member enrollment and development. She previously served in a similar capacity at Carrollwood Country Club in Tampa, Florida, and as member sales manager at The Club at Hammond Beach in Palm Coast, Florida. She is a University of Florida graduate and resides in Ponte Vedra Beach. As a returning employee, Deese will oversee all aspects of The Spa at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. ...
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      Ranking: SJC healthiest in Florida

      Kelly H. McDermott 03-26-2015

      The Recorder
      St. Johns County was named the healthiest county in Florida this week for the fourth year in a row, according to the Florida Department of Health’s ranking system. The system, dubbed Florida Health Outcomes, was released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This is the sixth year that the state has utilized the current ranking system. The study examined the overall health of counties by looking at each community’s environment, social and economic factors that impact health, health behaviors and clinical care. The information used to ...
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      PVB Division Chamber at Noon luncheon

      The Recorder 03-26-2015

      Aqua Grill hosted the Ponte Vedra Beach Division’s Chamber at Noon lunch last week.
      Cathy Hagan with the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida presented "What is Your Brand Identity?" Attendees explored how to ...
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      Antique appraisal event returns to PVB

      Carrie Resch 03-26-2015

      The Recorder
      The 5th annual Antique Appraisal Showcase will take place Saturday, April 11 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library located at 101 Library Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. The popular event, sponsored by the Friends ...
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      6th annual PVB home and tour benefits Cultural Center

      Carrie Resch 03-26-2015

      The Recorder
      The 6th annual Legacy Trust Ponte Vedra Beach Home and Art Tour is Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The self-guided tour includes five homes in the Ponte Vedra Beach communities of The Planation, Sawgrass Country Club, Marsh ...
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      ‘Model Matzah Bakery’with Chabad, Winn-Dixie

      The Recorder 03-26-2015

      Winn-Dixie and Chabad @ the Beaches partnered this week to invite families to celebrate faith, family and food with a Model Matzah Bakery, Passover presentation and kosher tour of the store on March 22. Activities included an interactive ...
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      Recorder co-sponsors Rotary’s search for Local Heroes

      Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach 03-26-2015

      If it’s spring, it means The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach has begun anew its annual search for Local Heroes.
      As it has each year since 1993, the 106-member Rotary Club will honor deserving individuals and an area business whose unsung ...
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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, March 29

          03-26-2015

          Dog Day Afternoon
          St. Johns Cares (formerly JCP Cares) will host the 7th annual Dog Day Afternoon
          on Sunday, March 29, from noon-4 p.m. at Plantation Park in Julington Creek Plantation. The fundraising event will host dogs and their owners for a family-friendly afternoon to benefit Ayla’s Acres, a no-kill rescue in St. Johns County. Canine activities include an obstacle course, dog baths, nail trims, adoptions, photographs and special demonstrations, as well as low-cost microchipping provided by Julington Creek Animal Hospital. Humans can enjoy food, baked treats, a bounce house and ...
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          Thursday, March 26

          03-26-2015

          Moneywise Financial Literacy Class
          A 5-week session in personal finance will be offered at the Players Senior Center from 10:3011:30 Thursdays beginning Thursday, March 5 and running through April 9 (no class April 2). This complimentary course is offered as a community service and grant funded by St. Johns County. A Credit Counselor will help you make a roadmap to financial peace. In addition, you will learn the importance of credit reports, repairing your credit and goal-setting for success. Class size is limited. Please call Darlene or Jonathan at (904) 280-3233 to reserve your place. ...
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          Friday, March 27

          03-26-2015

          Saint Thomas Choir
          The Beaches Fine Arts Series presents the Saint Thomas Choir
          Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 465 11th Ave. N. in Jacksonville Beach. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.beachesfinearts.org. Travel Training Program The Council on Aging announces a Travel Training program designed to assist seniors in learning to ride the Sunshine Bus. If you are curious about expanding your transportation options or you would like to increase your confidence as a bus rider, let one of our trained volunteers ...
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          Saturday, March 28

          03-26-2015

          Katz 4 Keeps Adoptions Adoption Days
          Katz 4 Keeps adoption days will take place Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 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) 834-3223 or email katz4keeps.com. Legacy Trust Home & Art Tour The 6th annual Legacy Trust Home & Art Tour benefitting the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach is Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See five beautiful homes located in Ponte Vedra Beach. Experience how each homeowner incorporated art and color into the design and ...
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          Monday, March 30

          03-26-2015

          Great Books Discussion Group
          The Great Books Discussion Group
          is meeting Monday, April 6 at 3 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. This month’s selection is Genesis from the Bible. All interested readers are welcome to attend. For more information, call (904) 827-6950 or visit www.sjcpls.org. 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 ...
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          Thursday, April 2

          03-26-2015

          Free Nemours BrightStart Screenings
          Free Nemours BrightStart screenings for children ages 3-5 will take place Thursday, April 2 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. Registration is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis by a Nemours representative. Utilize this free screening to find out where your child’s literacy strengths lie, and what you can do to help them improve in any other areas before they start school. For more information, call (904) 827-6950 or visit www. sjcpls.org. Life Enrichment Group The Life ...
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          Wednesday, April 1

          03-26-2015

          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 Make this the year to develop your speaking and leadership abilities! The Ponte Vedra Toastmasters Club offers opportunities for improving your communication skills. PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME! Join us every Wednesday at The Players Community Center at 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach. The ...
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          Tuesday, March 31

          03-26-2015

          Sunset Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
          The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset will not be meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn this week because they will be touring the historical Distillery in St. Augustine. 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. Civil War Discussion Group Meeting The monthly meeting of the "Understanding the Civil War" Discussion Group will be held Tuesday, April 7 at 1 p.m. at the Anastasia Branch Public Library, 124 Seagrove ...
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