The Wells Watch

By Wells, Judy | The Florida Times Union, August 25, 1996 | Go to article overview

The Wells Watch


Wells, Judy, The Florida Times Union


MAKING PLANS

Tuesday: Start the evening with a cash bar, light hors

d'oeuvres and a little Artitude Adjustment with the Up &

Cummers, 6-8 p.m., lecture by Tom Rahner at 8 p.m., Cummer

Museum of Art & Gardens, reception $3 non-members, (904)

356-6857.

Friday-Sept. 1: Rev up your taste buds for the Festival of Wine

and New World Cuisine, featuring tastings, fine dining, dancing,

seminars by renowned chefs, an auction and more, The

Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, resort casual, $30-$75 depending on

event, 1-800-241-3333 or (904) 277-1100. Sept. 1: Lindy with the

Amelia Island Big Band Society at a Big Band Bash, 7:30 p.m.,

The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, resort casual, $20, (904)

277-1028.

Sept. 11: Hone your wardrobe shopping at the Fashion Group

International's fall fashion slide presentation and luncheon,

featuring the latest from the runway and informal modeling,

11:30 a.m., Epping Forest Yacht Club, $15 members, $20 others,

(904) 398-2009.

PLANNING AHEAD

Sept. 14-16 -- Inaugural Dogwood Invitational Medical

Conference and Golf Tournament.

Sept. 21 -- Gateway Classic.

Sept. 21 -- FCCJ Wilson Performing Arts Center gala.

Sept. 28 -- American Cancer Society Cowford Ball.

Sept. 30 -- L'Arche Harbor House Charity Golf Classic.

Oct. 9 -- CHILD Cancer Fund Golf Tournament and Bar'be on the

Green.

Oct. 12 -- Hospice Northeast Beaches Halloween run.

Oct. 18 -- Northeast Florida Builders Association gala.

Oct. 18 -- Catholic Charities Ball.

Oct. 25 -- Spina Bifida Celebrity (Herb Peyton) Roast.

Oct. 30-Nov. 3 -- Holiday Shops for The Center at Ponte Vedra.

Nov. 1 -- Florida-Georgia game.

Nov. 1 -- The Center at Ponte Vedra Masquerade Gala.

PEOPLE ARE ASKING

Who's to blame for those new jaguars banners downtown?

The idea is great, a golden jaguar stalking through palmettos.

"But from a distance," people complain, "you can't tell that's

what it is. Up close, it looks more like a skinny, spotted house

cat." From either perspective, the green-and-gold banners are a

design that "just doesn't make it," according to those members

of the aesthetic police who have complained.

So who did it? Who OK'd it? And how long do we have to look at

it?

"Downtown Development Authority has the responsibility for

bannering the historic light poles downtown and on the

Riverwalk," says Gail Staggard of the Downtown Development

Authority.

She was surprised to hear that derogatory comments had been

made. "We've gotten compliment after compliment on them."

The banners around Jacksonville Municipal Stadium are taken

care of by the Jaguars, adds Gail, which explains why there are

two different sets of designs. The Downtown Development

Authority set, of which some 900 were produced, were done in two

sizes (the smaller to fit the historic light poles) by Dalton

Rosberg Advertising & Promotion Agency.

"Most of our banners have been very successful," said Dalton

Rosberg's graphic designer, Pat McKinney, adding that visual

presentations can be a problem when team logos and colors are

involved. "Often we are not given permission to use them."

In short, it's OK to use a jaguar if it doesn't look like the

Jaguars' jaguar (which is, of course, what a jaguar looks like)

and teal if it's not the same as the Jaguars teal.

"It's kind of the same thing with the Florida-Georgia game,"

says Pat. "Bulldogs and gators seem to be licensed here that

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