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The Recorder · October 8, 2015 Avanti Medical Spa ribbon-cutting Community News 5 IN REMEMBRANCE Burnett Joseph (Joe) Bing, Jr Burnett Joseph (Joe) Bing, Jr., 83, passed away September 30, 2015. He was born in Jacksonville, FL and grew up in Colonial Manor. He moved his family to the beaches area in 1970 and settled in Palm Valley in 1974. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. After serving, he attended the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in industrial psychology. He then attended the University of Florida where he earned his degree in accounting. This began his long entrepreneurial career in the tax and accounting field. He retired in 1994 when he sold his CPA firm to his son. Joe then began his next career, exploring the U.S. in an RV with his beautiful wife and dogs. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dodie; sons, Kevin (Kathy) and Jeff; grandchildren, Caroline, Joseph, and Lauren; brothers, Dan (Pat) and Jack (Julia); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Barbara and her husband Roy. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 5th in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church with Father Michael Larkin as Celebrant. Interment was held in Ponte Vedra Valley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea (Sister Parish Ministry), or to Young Life (N St. Johns County). Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinnshalz.com. Services under the direction and care of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home. Susan Griffin/The Recorder Back row from left to right: Mandy Chapman, Med Spa Coordinator; Marcus DePasquale, COO; Zeeshan Aziz, MD and Amy Dugan, PA-C Front row: Gigi Rivas, Medical Assistant; Brandie Kirkland, Practice Enhancement Specialist; Kalpana DePasquale, DO; Jourdaun Bazemore, Receptionist; Nikki Fiorillo, Receptionist; Ashley Perez, Office Manager and Nicole Valenzuela, Medical Assistant COMMUNITY BRIEFS Zoning variance to be reviewed Oct. 20 On Oct. 20, the St. Johns County Commissioners will hear an appeal from the Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board’s decision to grant developer GreenPointe Communities the fight to fill in property exceeding what local zoning laws allow. The property is located at 1044 Ponte Vedra Blvd. Approximately 20,000 cubic yards of fill will need to be brought in to develop the property. The current topography of the property allows for approximately eight homes to be constructed on 17 acres; GreenPointe hopes to place 22 units on the property. “The appeal is based upon the very basic tenant that a variance shall not be contrary to public interest,” said Jane West, who represents a coalition of citizens opposed to the variance. “In this case, the developer claims that the topography has created a hardship requiring a significant amount of fill to be brought into the site. But that hardship only exists if the sought after 22 homes are built, versus a more reasonable number of homes on that lot – like eight. The hardship is selfcreated, and the county shouldn’t be in the business of rewarding self-induced hardship.” The appeal will be heard on Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. in the County Auditorium located at 500 San Sebastian View in St. Augustine in a public meeting. Pet blessing at Pet Supermarket A Blessing of Animals ceremony will be held at Pet Supermarket in Ponte Vedra Beach on Sat., Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to noon. Pastors Donna Bowen and David Moenning from Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church will pray with each pet and pet owner. Snacks will be available for owners and pets. Pet Supermarket is located at 880 A1A N. in the middle of the Ponte Vedra Pointe Shopping Center. Sock hop at St. Gerard Campus St. Gerard Campus High School is hosting a “Remember When 50’s Sock Hop” on Sat., October 17 at Bishop Baker Hall, 267 St. George Street in St. Augustine, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will feature Elite Signature DJ Service, spinning the blasts from the past. There will be a Best Dressed Award, Best Dancers Award, Door Prizes and more. A dinner is being catered by Publix Super Markets Charities. Beer will be provided by Burkhart Beer Distributors. Wine has been donated by the St. Gerard Campus Board of Di