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Community News 13 Ponte Vedra Recorder · October 29, 2015 BLUE ANGELS descend on Jacksonville Beach Photos by Beth Resch Kelly H. McDermott Thousands flocked to Jacksonville Beach over the weekend for the annual Sea and Sky Spectacular, featuring two performances of aerial stunts and demonstrations by the Blue Angels on Saturday and Sunday. A total of 17 officers voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels, according to the group’s website. Each year the team typically selects three tactical jet pilots, two support officers and one Marine Corps C-130 pilot to relieve departing members. The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. An estimated 11 million spectators view the squadron during air shows each year. Additionally, the Blue Angels visit more than 50,000 people a show season (March through November) during school and hospital visits. SHORT TAKES FAMILY AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY Free Halloween portraits Ponte Veda Beach Photographer, Larry Tallis will open his garage studio on Halloween to give each trick or treater a portrait to take home. The studio, located at 313 Sawmill Lane in Odom’s Mill, will be open from noon until the last child is photographed. Donations are accepted and all proceeds will benefit the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation. Ponte Vedra YMCA Youth Basketball registration underway Winter Youth Basketball Registrations for youth ages 3-17 years old is currently underway. The season will begin with practices the week of Dec. 14, games will begin on Saturday, Jan. 9 and will run through Feb. 27. For more information, call (904) 5439622 ext. 8! Dr. Kevin Neal | Dr. Michael Winter High Standards, Exceptional Results 100 Professional Dr. | Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 2 (904) 285-8407