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    Adoptable pets at the St. Johns County Pet Center

    04-17-2014

    CAT OF THE WEEK
    Hello!! My name is "Baby Boo". I am a 6 year old, female long hair cat. I am current on all of my vaccines and I still need to be spayed. I am a very sweet and loving pet who loves attention, to sit on your lap and purr and to play ...
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    04-17-2014

    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?

    04-17-2014

    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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      JAX, St. Johns County chamber luncheon

      The Recorder 04-17-2014

      The Joint Luncheon with the JAX Chamber Beaches Division and St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce took place April 10 from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Sawgrass Beach Club in Ponte Vedra Beach with speaker Jared Rice, Director of Sales and Marketing for ...
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      Community News

        Boats, oysters highlight weekend at Metro Park

        Hugh Osteen 04-17-2014

        The Recorder
        This past weekend, Metro Park was packed with entertainment. The Southeast US Boat Show took place there, right next to the Oyster Jam Music Fest. The 18th Annual US Boat Show was held April 11-13 at Metropolitan Park and Marina. ...
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        SHORT TAKES

        04-17-2014

        County Easter egg hunt and Easter bunny visit
        The St. Johns County Recreation and Parks Department will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m. at several local parks. Children ages 8 and younger are invited to hunt colorful, candy-filled Easter eggs, and everyone will leave with a gift from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny will visit at 10:15 a.m. Participating parks are: • Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Dr., St. Augustine • Palencia Park, 405 Palencia Village Dr., St. Augustine • Veterans Park, 1332 Veterans Parkway, St. Johns • Al Wilkie Park ...
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        Christ Episcopal’s Easter parade is a‘hopping’place to be

        The Recorder 04-17-2014

        Everyone loves an Easter parade, well, almost everyone that is. Christ Episcopal Church Preschool held its annual Easter parade the morning of April 16.
        Each year, parents turn out in droves to watch their children promenade through the ...
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        Aqua Grill celebrates 26 years with party for local charities

        Carrie Resch 04-17-2014

        The Recorder
        If it seems like Aqua Grill has been around for a long time, that’s because it has. On April 13, Aqua Grill celebrated over a quarter of a century of business in Ponte Vedra with their 26th anniversary party. "This is such an ...
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        Introduction to Coin Colllecting for K-12 children

        04-17-2014

        will hold the Palm Valley Market Social on Friday, April 18, from 3-7 p.m.
        The event will be a combination of a farmer’s market, silent auction, raffle and social event for the benefit of the Palm Valley Community Center. A weekly farmers market will be at the Community Center starting April 8 on Tuesdays from 1-5 p.m. The Palm Valley Community Center is located at 148 Canal Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. The St. Johns Public Library System and Greater Jacksonville Coin Club invite children in grades kindergarten-12 to learn about coin collecting during an introductory educational ...
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        One Spark festival exceeds expectations

        Hugh Osteen 04-17-2014

        The Recorder
        The One Spark festival came and went in Jacksonville, but not before breaking all of the expectations that were set for it. Over the weekend, it was estimated that over 250,000 people came out to support the world’s largest ...
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        Yubixi app has ties to Ponte Vedra

        Carrie Resch 04-17-2014

        The Recorder
        One Spark 2014 saw project initiatives from many areas of Jacksonville and beyond, but one creator project hailed from right here in Jacksonville Beach. Co-creators Scott Hooks and Alan Honeycutt took the project they have been ...
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        Easter services around PV and the Beaches

        The Recorder 04-17-2014

        It’s easy to celebrate Easter with your family around the Beaches area and St.
        Johns County. Whether you’re looking for a familyfriendly sunrise service on the beach or a more traditional offering, look no further. There is a huge variety of Easter services up and down the coast. Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church 4510 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach (904) 285-8225 • Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m. Sanctuary (childcare available) • Good Friday, April 18, Noon and 7 p.m. (childcare available for 7 p.m. • Easter Sunday, April 20, Sunrise service at Mickler’s Beach (in ...
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        Provided by Lori Anderson

        04-17-2014

        The Second Annual Social Justice Walk and Stations of the Cross on Good Friday by the Beaches Ministerial Association will be held Friday, April 18. The BMA is a ecumenical group of pastors from all churches and faiths around the Jacksonville ...
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        Get hoppin’: Your 2014 Easter activities guide

        The Recorder 04-17-2014

        Easter is "hop-pining" soon. Find out where you and your family can enjoy Easter-themed activities with the Recorder’s guide to Easter festivities including Easter egg hunts and Easter bunny visits. Events are BYOB (Bring Your Own Basket).
        April 17 ST. JOHNS COUNTY ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND EASTER BUNNY VISIT: The St. Johns County Recreation and Park Department annual Easter Egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. on Thurs., April 17 at the following parks: • Treaty Park, 1595 Wildwood Drive in St. Augustine • Palencia Park, 405 Palencia Village Dr. in St. Augustine • Veterans Park, 1332 ...
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        Joyner discusses state of county school system

        Hugh Osteen 04-17-2014

        The Recorder
        The St. Johns County School District held a meeting at the World Golf Hall of Fame Imax Theater in St. Augustine. There was a special presentation by Superintendent Joseph G. Joyner. The school district is the largest employer in the county, with 4,062 full time employees. Approximately 45 percent of all full-time teachers hold advanced degrees and 120 are National Board Certified. The district ranked first in the state out of 67 school districts in total Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test points in for the past 5 years. It is also one of only 5 districts to receive ...
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        Stevenson talks county budget at Republican Club meeting

        Hugh Osteen 04-17-2014

        The Recorder
        The Republican Club of Greater St. Augustine held its monthly meeting on Monday, April 14 at the Shrine Club in St. Augustine. The guest speaker was Cyndi Stevenson of District 1. Others notables in attendance were people running for ...
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        Adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle

        Anthony Magnano 04-17-2014

        Guest columnist
        Each year at Easter, children search high and low for their Easter baskets. Watching them tirelessly seek out these baskets can be quite inspiring as the children refuse to quit until their hidden treats are discovered. Adapting ...
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        Of mothers in training and playing with dolls

        Mims Cushing 04-17-2014

        Columnist
        My daughter Melissa loathed dolls. No newborn baby dolls or dolls of any kind for her. This gave me good reason to believe, Well, OK, she probably won’t have "dolls" as an adult — that is, children. But I do recall her swooning over ...
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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

            Thursday, April 17

            04-17-2014

            Butterfly Class
            The community can learn how to cater to the life cycle needs of Florida’s many butterfl y species at "Set the Table for Butterflies" on April 17 from 2-4 p.m. at the St. Johns County Windstorm Training Center. Beverly Fleming, Florida Master Naturalist and nature columnist, will explain how to offer nectar plants for adult butterflies and foliage for the babies. The program is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the St. Johns County Extension Service. The training center is located at 3111 Agricultural Center Dr. For more information, visit ...
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            Friday, April 18

            04-17-2014

            Palm Valley Market Social
            The Palm Valley Community Center is holding the Palm Valley Market Social
            on Fri., April 18 from 3-7 p.m. at 148 Canal Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach. This event will be a combination of a Farmers Market, silent auction, raffle and social event benefitting the Palm Valley Community Center. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (904) 226-3665. Cosmic Concerts at MOSH Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert! The Bryan-Gooding Planetarium rocks every Friday ...
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            Saturday, April 19

            04-17-2014

            Nocatee Farmers Market-Jaguar Rally
            Nocatee is hosting the 3rd Annual Jaguars Rally Farmer’s Market on Sat. April 19th from 10 a.m.2 p.m. Families who attend can look forward to appearances by Jacksonville Jags alumni, cheerleaders, Jaxson de Ville, and more! Jaguars bouncehouses and games are also be part of the excitement. There will also be plenty of autograph and photo opportunities throughout the day, as well as, the regular Farmers Market vendors. The Nocatee Farmers Market takes place the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nocatee Town Center. For more ...
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            Sunday, April 20

            04-17-2014

            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 info. call (904) 372-0601. Sunday ArtFusion: Oil Pastels ArtFusion takes place on select Sundays from noon-4 p.m. ArtFusion is a Sunday afternoon program for families, free with paid admission and for ...
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            Monday, April 21

            04-17-2014

            Caregiver Support Group
            The Players Caregiver Support Group
            meets every Monday 12:00-1:00 p.m. (note new time). 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. Meet the "Friends for the Arts" Become a "Friend."The Cultural Center recently recreated a new 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 50 volunteer art supporters have already joined. Make ...
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            Tuesday, April 22

            04-17-2014

            Sunset Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
            The Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra meets Tuesdays from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the Champions Room at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach. Community leaders are welcome to join the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach for dinner and weekly speakers. For more information, call Club President Dave Howie at (904) 742-2414 or email DHowie@MSWCPA.com. 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 7-8:30 ...
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            Wednesday, April 23

            04-17-2014

            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 (912) 409-0649, 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 meeting ...
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            Thursday, April 24

            04-17-2014

            Live Music at Table 1
            Table 1 at 330 A1A N will host the Gary Starling Jazz Band live starting at 7:30 p.m. MOSH After Dark: Backyard Chickens Have you heard the term urban chicken farming? The trend is sweeping the nation and has made its way to Jacksonville. Learn about this growing phenomenon and the laws that regulate it. Genora Crain-Orth of River City Chicks will lead the program. Cost is $5; MOSH Members receive a 20% discount. For more information, call (904) 396-MOSH or visit www.themosh.org to register. Agricultural & Environmental Council The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce ...
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