Ponte Vedran of the Week: Marilyn Hoener

    Marilyn Hoener

    To all those to who have not had the pleasure of meeting or knowing Marilyn Hoener, I hope you get the chance.

    Words cannot do her kindness, generosity or warmth justice.

    Marilyn works yearlong in an effort to bring the arts to our public schools, never wavering in her dedication to quality, enriching programming.

    She volunteers with the youth at her church, providing them a real-life example of what good looks like. On top of it all, Marilyn is a beyond stylish grandma and devoted wife.

    Meet one of my most favorite PV people.

    Occupation: retired Real Estate Agent for Arvida Realty & later Pablo Creek Reserve.

    Where I Grew Up: Quincy, Illinois

    A Ponte Vedran since: 1980

    Other places I have lived: Miami – Rio de Janeiro –  Quincy, Illinois – Aspen, CO – Pensacola, FL – Corpus Christi, TX – Jacksonville, FL

    Favorite thing about PV: For a small town, it’s very cosmopolitan with people coming from all over bringing their influence & energy to PVB.

    Least favorite thing about PV: The increasing traffic on A1A

    Spare time: Exercise, reading,  volunteer work and  travel

    Ponte Vedran I most admire: Vikki Stockton, a good friend, excellent business woman & gifted artist.

    My favorite time in PV: 4th of July. Sawgrass Country Club fireworks explode right over our patio so it’s always fun to celebrate with friends & family.

    Dream Vacation other than Ponte Vedra: Christmas in Zermatt with the family.

    If I could invite anyone over to Dinner – It would be my husband, Jim, June Jenkins & her author husband, Dan Jenkins ( good friends & former neighbors of ours).

    Last time I went to the beach: Most Sunday mornings & Tuesday evenings

    Last time I saw live music: Symphony Pops Concert in Jacoby Hall

    Favorite PV organization: Ponte Vedra Public Education Foundation whose mission is to enhance public education with an emphasis on the arts through enrichment programs & teacher mini grants.

    Favorite restaurant: Sawgrass Country Club at Jay’s Bar.

    Favorite Place for cocktail: My back porch watching ibis return to our rookery.

    Favorite way to get exercise here: Spinning with Andre; ballet with Sally; swim class with Jimmy.

    Favorite movie: Forest Gump

    Favorite TV show: The Mentalist

    Favorite Book: Jaber Crow by Wendell Berry

    Favorite Music:Josh Groban

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