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    11-20-2014

    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?

    11-20-2014

    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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    Adoptable pets at the St. Johns County Pet Center

    11-20-2014

    CAT OF THE WEEK
    Hi there, my name is Purdy. I’m a 3 year old Torti tabby. I’m friendly and loving once I get to know you, so go slow at rst please. I love to get fed wet food and I like to sun myself in the window. Maybe one we get to know each ...
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    Movers&Shakers

      YMCA unveils Healthy Living Center

      The Recorder 11-20-2014

      Ponte Vedra YMCA has officially opened its Healthy Living Center, Nov. 10. The Healthy Living Center brings medically integrated programs from Baptist Health into the Y, making these programs more accessible to the surrounding community. The ...
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      Community News

        Business leaders recognized at annual dinner

        The Recorder 11-20-2014

        The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Legacy of Leadership Business Awards and Dinner on Oct. 9. The event was hosted this year at The Treasury on the Plaza in St. Augustine.
        Annual awards include recognition for business ...
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        SHORT TAKES

        11-20-2014

        ‘Get Real’ at MOCA
        The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville will host "Get Real," an exhibit that provides a snapshot of the current landscape of realist painting in the United States. One of the included artists is University of North Florida professor Jason John. The exhibit runs through Jan. 4. For more information, visit www. mocajacksonville.org or call (904) 3666911. Grief support group A grief support group will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in the Library of the Family Life Center at 578 First Ave. N. in Jacksonville Beach. The ...
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        Holiday events are plentiful on the First Coast

        The Recorder 11-20-2014

        Those jingle bells are getting closer!
        Take a look at what’s going on for the week of Nov. 20 with The Recorder’s second holiday roundup of the season. Phone Calls from Santa This annual program presented by the St. Johns County Recreation ...
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        Parade tradition continues to expand in Palm Valley

        Marina Ubert 11-20-2014

        The Recorder
        Exciting plans are in store this year for the Palm Valley Boat Parade. For 31 years, Palm Valley has hosted its traditional boat parade for those on the Intracoastal Waterway to enjoy. This year, they will be holding their first ...
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        Community‘darts’to support the arts at CCPVB

        Marina Ubert 11-20-2014

        The Recorder
        It was a fun, fast-paced evening for art lovers who attended the debut of the Cultural Center’s unique, new fall fundraiser. Almost 200 people attended the Center’s D’Art for Art event, which raised about $40,000 to benefit the ...
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        Jax Beach shops kick off holidays with event

        The Recorder 11-20-2014

        The shops of 4th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach kicked off the holiday season with a party and open house event earlier this month.
        On Nov. 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. Ashes’ Boutique, Cottage by the Sea, Cottage by the Seaside Shoppes, Gregory ...
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        ICI Homes unveils plans for Nocatee neighborhood

        The Recorder 11-20-2014

        Siena at Town Center, an ICI Homes Community, hosted an unveiling for plans for new homes in Nocatee earlier this year. Siena at Town Center will feature single-family homes with a Mediterranean, Spanish or Tuscan style, constructed by ICI ...
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        Winn-Dixie unveils upgrades at open house

        The Recorder 11-20-2014

        Winn-Dixie has finished its rerefreshing of its Ponte Vedra store, located at 290 Solana Rd. in Ponte Vedra Square, and invited neighbors last week to check out the store’s new look and expanded offerings during an open house event on Friday, ...
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        Brothers perform tribute at PV Concert Hall

        Bethany Green 11-20-2014

        The Recorder
        Twin brothers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson continud to honor their father’s memory in their annual performance of "Ricky Nelson Remembered" at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday, Nov. 14. The show has been going on for over a ...
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        Nocatee’s new school hosts Family Fall Festival

        Kara Goemaat 11-20-2014

        The Recorder
        Valley Ridge Academy hosted a free fall festival event on Saturday, Nov. 15 with the purpose of bringing the community members together at their new school and thanking them for their continued support. Lazzara Orthodontics ...
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        PVPV/Rawlings students learn character with food drive

        Vivian Pinner 11-20-2014

        Community submission
        PVPV/Rawlings has a Service Learning Program where students participate in monthly service. During the month of November, food was collected to restock the food pantry at Farm Share. The students and families over achieved ...
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        Nease Navy NJROTC hosts inter-service drill meet

        Carol Blair 11-20-2014

        Community submission
        Nease High School Navy JROTC hosted the Twelfth Annual Memorial Master Chief Petty Officer McFarland Drill Meet at Nease High School on Nov. 8, an event named in honor of Master Chief Petty Officer Russell A. McFarland, a ...
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        Sharks post shutout wins over Keystone, Clay

        Jerry Norton 11-20-2014

        Special to The Recorder
        The Ponte Vedra boys’ soccer team extended it consecutive shut streak to five with a 2-0 win over Keystone Heights and a 9-0 mercy rule win over Clay in a this week’s games. Against Keystone, the Sharks controlled the ...
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        Intrepid adds investment personnel

        The Recorder 11-20-2014

        Intrepid Capital Management announced this month that Matt Parker, CPA, has recently joined the company as part of its investment team. As a research analyst, Matt will focus primarily on international equity securities. "We are excited ...
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        Work on Sawgrass Village phase 2 to begin next year

        Carrie Resch 11-20-2014

        The Recorder
        Design plans for phase 2 of the Sawgrass Village renovation process are in the final approval stage and construction for the new phase should begin early next year, according the Ervin Lovett Miller firm, the planner, architect and landscape architect overseeing the shopping center renovation. The long-awaited renovation of the shopping center that was constructed in the mid 1980s has been split into phases in order to shift existing merchants to new locales while constructing new building facades. The ultimate goal of the redesigned shopping center is to make a modern, ...
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        ‘Yeah, but what about...?’

        Harry Pappas 11-20-2014

        Columnist
        To my chagrin, I am often asked, "What do you think the stock market will do?" My response is pretty much the same and perhaps a bit condescending, "Higher (pause)...over time." The quick comeback is normally, "Yeah, but what about ...
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        Enhance your heart health with natural herbs

        Anthony Magnano 11-20-2014

        Columnist
        A human heart contracts about 100,000 times every day and pumps some 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body. Ensuring your heart stays healthy through regular exercise and a comprehensive nutritious diet is incredibly important. ...
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        The Rockette, the dog and I take to the skies

        Mims Cushing 11-20-2014

        Columnist
        Several years ago, I boarded a plane, to fly from New York to Jacksonville. My seat mate was an attractive woman with very long legs. I was about to put on headphones, but we struck up a conversation. She was going to visit her mother in ...
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        The long winter offers quilting weather

        Bonnie Talley 11-20-2014

        Quilt Lady
        "On the empty winter prairie, gray clouds to the northwest meant only one thing: a blizzard was seconds away. The first blizzard came in October. Then it snowed almost without stopping until April. The temperature dropped to forty below ...
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        Are Americans really stupid?

        Gene Youngblood 11-20-2014

        Columnist
        We all knew that the Obamacare scam was designed to redistribute the nation’s wealth. We did not however think that they were dumb enough to brag on the scam that they pulled off. But, we should not be surprised, after all it was the then Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that said, "We have to pass the (health care) bill so that you can find out what’s in it..." Until now we thought Pelosi’s statement was juvenile and down right ignorant. Well… the question still must be addressed; Are Americans stupid? Let me just give a few examples where we as Americans must wake up ...
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        Can this relationship be saved?

        Neil Rosenthal 11-20-2014

        Special to The Recorder
        Dear Neil, I love my partner with all my heart, but we have reached a point where she may leave me. When we first got together, I lied about previous sexual partners. I wanted her to like me regardless of my past. She found out I was lying, but I was so afraid of being judged that I couldn’t tell the truth. This set me up as someone who lied and was untrustworthy. At work, I didn’t want to tell her that someone was very nice to me and perhaps was hitting on me, so I waited until I left that job. She got upset with me, thinking if I couldn’t tell her when it ...
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        Nov. events at PVB Library

        The Recorder 11-20-2014

        The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library has a wide variety of programs and events scheduled for the month of November.
        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. Sisterhood of the Traveling Plants: Falliday Show ...
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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, Nov. 23

            11-20-2014

            Practice with Purpose at Big Fish Yoga
            Practice with Purpose is an all-level yoga class offered on Sundays from 4-5 p.m. at Big Fish Power Yoga. The fee for the class is a $5 cash donation that goes to the charity that Big Fish Power Yoga has selected for the quarter. Big Fish Yoga has relocated to the South Beach Regional Shopping Center in Jacksonville Beach at 3852 South 3rd St. For more information, call (904) 372-0601 or visit bigfishpoweryoga.com. Collection Tour Join the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens us on Sundays for a guided tour of our permanent collection. The tour is free with ...
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            Thursday, Nov. 20

            11-20-2014

            Fashion Show at Christe Blue
            The Christe Blue and Old City House Fashion Show is Nov. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Christe Blue, 1035 Anastasia Blvd. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 and include wine and hors d’oeuvres. Call (904) 808-1235 for reservations . 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 ...
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            Friday, Nov. 21

            11-20-2014

            Palm Valley Market Social
            The Palm Valley Community Center will be holding the Palm Valley Market Social
            on Friday, Nov. 21, from 4-7:30 p.m. at 148 Canal Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. This event will be the combination of a farmers market, silent auction, raffle and social event for the benefit of the Palm Valley Community Center. Vendors will be present and will be selling items such as local produce, fruits and vegetables, micro-greens, cheese, eggs, honey, jams and jellies, hot sauces, goat milk, homemade baked goods and candies. Other craft vendors will also be selling ceramics, jewelry, ...
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            Saturday, Nov. 22

            11-20-2014

            Katz 4 Keeps Adoptions Adoption Days
            Katz 4 Keeps adoption days will take place Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23 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. Lannadoo Celtic Festival The Lannadoo Jacksonville Celtic Festival is Saturday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 23 at the Seawalk Pavillion in Jacksonville Beach. This Celtic heritage festival features a 5K Kilt Run Nov. 22 at 11:30 a.m., a tug-o-war tournament, highland games, food & drink, vendors, a kids zone, and ...
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            Wednesday, Nov. 26

            11-20-2014

            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 YMCA Farmers Market A community farmers market is held every Wednesday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Ponte Vedra YMCA parking lot, 170 Landrum Ln. in Ponte Vedra. The farmers market features local produce, honey, diary, meats and baked goods. For more information, call (904) 543-9622. Ponte Vedra ...
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            Monday, Nov. 24

            11-20-2014

            Annual Activity Member
            Become an Annual Activity Member
            at The Players Community Senior Center! There are so many reasons to become a member: discounts on fee-based classes, designated events and Coastal Travel, complimentary participation in a wide variety of scheduled activities, to name a few! Please call Darlene Mahany at 280-3233 for all the details. 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 supporters in Ponte Vedra Beach. Over ...
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            Tuesday, Nov. 25

            11-20-2014

            Sunset Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
            The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach Sunset meets Tuesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Champions Room at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. 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 single adults who are committed to encouraging each other in their faith with God. Meetings are from ...
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            Thursday, Nov. 27

            11-20-2014

            Pete’s Bar Thanksgiving Bash
            Celebrate Thanksgiving at the annual Pete’s Bar Thanksgiving Bash
            Thursday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The tradition that draws hundreds of people to the gather on the street in front of Pete’s Bar, 117 1st St. in Neptune Beach, Thanksgiving morning continues for its 31st year. Thanksgiving at Pusser’s Pusser’s Bar & Grille is offering a 3-course Thanksgiving meal for $24.95 per adult and $9.95 per child. The regular dinner menu will be available also be available all day. Limited seating is available. For reservations, call (904) 280-7766. Pusser’s ...
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