Section A: Main
 Section A: Opinion
 Section A: Main continued
 Section A: Around Town
 Section A: Religion
 Section A: Homes
 Section A: Main continued
 Section A: Nassau Sports
 Section B: At Your Leisure
 Section B: At the Movies
 Section B continued
 Section B: Television
 Section B: Classified

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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
        page A 4
        page A 5
    Section A: Opinion
        page A 6
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 7
    Section A: Around Town
        page A 8
    Section A: Religion
        page A 9
    Section A: Homes
        page A 10
    Section A: Main continued
        page A 11
        page A 12
        page A 13
    Section A: Nassau Sports
        page A 14
        page A 15
        page A 16
    Section B: At Your Leisure
        page B 1
    Section B: At the Movies
        page B 2
    Section B continued
        page B 3
        page B 4
    Section B: Television
        page B 5
        page B 6
    Section B: Classified
        page B 7
        page B 8
        page B 9
        page B 10
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Local Weather

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American Profile
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Boy Scout troops took over
city government, shadowing
city officials at their jobs and
meeting with commissioners
in a special session, as part of
the national observance of
Boy Scouts of America Week.
Feb. 11, 1955

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Police Chief Cody Gear
blamed a surge in burglaries.,
especially jewelry, on dhe ris-
ing price of gold to St00 an
Feb. 13, 1980

Tax Collector Gwendolyn
Miller ,said that according to
her calculations, the city of
Fernandina Beach owed
Nassau County more than
$664,000 in back taxes and
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At the Nassau County School Aednes
ristricl sp, Iling bee W\ednesday Crdlaha
:fternoi.n. it vas evident that Tyler Her-
Barney was a special speller, even prays
in the practice- riiind. His word Second,
was "calkke" and he asked the pro- new wo
nounc-r for :i dctfinition Anyone lem ning
m hli) thi uglit he w as dalt fkr doing 'And third
so w,'uld soon feel daft tor having a spelled
thought so w.,rd n
Hie has a strategy. It helped him b-'coInii
stay cidrn whv n he won the district the w, or
spelling competition as a Callahan I lie

boy 'p
mediate School fifth grader
. That, plus the practice.
him prevail again
-day as an eighth grader at
n Middle School.
's his strategy: First. he
when he-' not spelling.
, lie prepares by acquiring
rds fouinr ime a week and
g odd words once a week.
d. lie exercise, his right as
r to ask for clarification on
leaning and usige, thus
ng monire comfortable with
lps tu come trom a line otl

ious' spelling cham
spvlUinv champions..Tyler'sfather,
Pastor Ken Barney of Oceanway .
Assembly o( G.d. reports that he
too won his school spelling bee in
Lubbock. Texas: Tyler's paternal
grandfather wn a county bee in .
Kana-. ,.
His mother first tuderstolod his ,
abilities whlien he meuniorized monr ,
than 57t6 Bible verses to land the ..- ''* '
trophy tor hliis team in the Junior '
Bible Quiz. She'd been reading the -
Bible to hln since he was a baby '' '
his winning word Wedneday. by .

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Herbs help body heal itself



still work

When a warm bottle of dill tea
quickly quieted her chronically col-
icky nephew, Sandy Evans knew
she ,was on to something good.
She was home on a break from
her herbal medicine studies in
Washington state and her nephew
hadn't stopped screaming all day
"I remember in class mny
teacher saying. so.meof the best
herbal remedies are in \our own
cupboard, and lie mentit-ned dill."
EN an- r'e-alledi. She d',-.:id'e, to 'ive
it a shot
''"I*'1 asketryfam.ily and they
said. 'Sandy, get out of here.' My
family is not really into herbs," she
explained.:-drawing laughs from
the packed"hbuse at a Women's
Information Exchange luncheon
Feb. 2 where Evans %was the guest
Determined. she scoured her
mother's cupboard and found a
bottle of dill.
"It had probably been there for
10 years," she said. noting her
mother, like others, relegated the
herb to garnish for deviled eggs.
But she knew from her studies it
also could be used to alleviate intes-
tinal bloating and gas and that it
was safe for children.
She added a little to boiling
,water. making a tea, brought it to
room temperature and offered it
to her sister-in-law.
"I think she was so desperate at
this point she normally rolls her
eyes..." said Evans. But try it she' :
did and it worked, soothing the
baby's irritated stomach and help-'
ing him to fall asleep for the first
time that day
"And I thought. 'You know. I'm
on the right path.'" said Evans.
She has since earned her bach-
elor's degree in herbal sciences
and is working on her maste-r's in

Herbalist Sandy Evans. above, guest speaker at a Women's Information Exchange luncheon
at City Hall, arranges jars of teas and potpourri. Herbal formulas, seen below already com-
bined in bags, can be seasonal. Added to a soup pot in winter, they impart warmth. Different
herbs are used for summer, spring and fall. Chamomile bitters, taken 10 minutes before a
meal aid digestion.
oriental medicine. She is clinic man- 1 ---- "" "; i S
ager at Ling's Acupuncture and '
Chinese Medicine in Orlando. ..
The lesson Evans took away -
that day is one that is central to
Western herbal medicine: If you. '
give the body what it needs, then
the body is able to heal itself.
Using a 1(0-oolt coil of rope to
illustrate her point. Evans had the ..
audience unravel it. likening the .
rope to thousands of years of
human history, during which .
HERBS Continued on 4A

with par-
ents Cindy
and Pastor

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Growth in eastern Nassau
County is brisk, but the local com-
munity college continues to grow
at an even more breakneck pace.
Although not yet a full campus,
the Florida Community College at
Jacksonville (FCCJ) Betty P. Cook
Nassau County Center is well on its
way, said director Don Hughes.
"We have a little less than 20
percent of (the student count) it
would require to be a full campus.
but I would say optimistically that
it could happen in 10 to 15 years,"
Hughes said.
Since the 1999-2000 school year'
- the year before the Cook
Center's permanent buildings were
constructed enrollment has
grown by nearly 50 percent. jump-
ing from 93 to 172 full-time stu-
dents by state counts, Hughes said.
Noting that many students don't
carry what the state counts as a
full-time load, the number that actu-
ally passes through the center's
doors is higher, Hughes noted.
"I would say we serve about
1,000 individual students over the
course of the year, not counting
the outdoor center." he said.
Outdoor center activities are gen-
erally coordinated between the
Cook Center and businesses and
include team building and train-
According to Community
College Week,, FCC.1, with two
main campuses in Duval County. is
the fastest growing community col-
lege in Florida. It is growing at a
rate double the second-fastest
growing school.
SThis achievement is even'more
remarkable in view of the fact that
population growth in Northeast
Florida is moderate compared to
several other parts of the state,"
FCCJ Continued on 3A

Intrepid ghost hunters visit old jail

Jolene Perkins of Orange Park uses a camcorder in her search
for ghosts at the Amelia Island Museum of History.

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When the. Amelia Island
Museum of History moved into the
vacant Nassau County jail, it inher-
ited the building's history as well.
And that past may have been
checkered with the kind of trials
that scarred men's and women's
Despite years of restoration that
left only jailhouse doors to testify to
its legacy as a place of incarceration
from 1935 to 1979; there have been
reports of things there that restora-
tion could never remove. Over the
years, some volunteers have
reported hearing noises when they
knew they were alone in the place.
And those were just the kind of
stories that brought Orange Park
resident Jolene Perkins and her

daughters Nicole, 21, and Annika,
14, to investigate possible ghostly
activity at the museum from 11
p.m. to 1 a.m. Jan. 29.
Armed with still cameras and
camcorders, the trio plowed head-
long into the museum's darkened
corners to see what, if anything, is
left of the building's legacy of bleak
cells and heavy metal doors.
"We heard reports that there
was activity here, and we felt very
strongly tiat this was something
we wanted to check out," Jolene
Perkins said. "We've heard some of
the employees say if it was their
day to close, they would hear
sounds, doors slamming, and that
they would feel a presence. That
was the biggest factor."
The.three go .ghost hunting as
a hobby, but they are very serious
about it. Their respect level is high,

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and there was no giggling orjoking
as they carefully explored the
museum, sometimes turning off
lights and exploring in complete
"We'll go in and see what is
here," Perkins said as they began
their quest. "If there's an area that
feels strong to us, we have a cam-
corder that uses a tape. If some-
thing shows up on more than one
medium, it means something is
really there."
Perkins said that sensitivity to
the supernatural runs in her fami-
ly as well as her husband's, giving
her daughters a double dose. They
have explored various locations in
Florida and Georgia, and have seen
and heard several things that they
could not explain away.
GHOSTS Continued on 3A

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Florida At A Glance

This court can help with small civil claims


Let's say you put down a $650
deposit on a rental house and the
landlord refuses to return the
deposit when you leave on the
grounds that you lost one of the
keys. You offer to have the lock
changed, but the landlord refus-
es the offer and retains your
deposit. (This actually happened
to me once.) You feel wronged,
but what can you do? Many peo-
ple finally let the issue drop,
because they feel that fighting it
would cost more than the origi-
nal debt, and involve a lot of time
and stress.
The answer is, you do have
recourse to getting the matter
justifiably settled: Small claims
This court deals with just
such civil issues. (Ever watched
'Texas Justice"?) Some of the
most frequent cases include
home improvements, car repairs,
"buggy" computers, moving and
storage companies and land-
lord/tenant disputes.

There is a
limit on the
,,._ amount you
can sue for,
A. -and it varies
from state to
:: ". state, but
must be
under $5,000 in our locale. The
case is filed in the territory
where the incident took place, or
where the defendant or business
is located.
If your complaint is with
something you ordered (and can-
not be resolved with the compa-
ny) your local court will usually
have jurisdiction.
Any individual, business, com-
pany or organization can either
file a case in small claims court
or have one filed against them.
Even minors can file a claim or
be sued through parent or
guardians in most states.
When attempts to settle the
matter out of court fail,
here are the steps to take:
First, gather the facts, including
what happened, where and
when, how you were damaged,

and what attempts you made to
recover. Write this out simply,
attaching any copies of letters,
bills, checks, etc., that will help
your case.
Take this to the County
Clerk's office in your locale.
Upon filing your complaint, you
will receive a case number and
trial date. Make sure you have
included the legal name of the
person or business you are try-
ing to sue, along with their
address, telephone number, and
any other such information you
can provide.
The court will send the defen-
dant a copy of the complaint by
certified mail. If it comes back
unclaimed, another copy is usual-
ly sent by regular mail. You can
also arrange to have the defen-
dant served personally by a sher-
iff or process server (at extra
cost), but this isn't usually neces-
How much does this cost?
Well, like almost everything else,
filing fees have gone up, with
new rates established in Florida
in the summer of 2004. Now,

rates vary with the amount of the
suit, from $55 up to $255. You
pay this fee when filing. Usually,
the winner can include court
costs in the judgment total. If you
incurred extra expenses trying
to collect these costs you're enti-
tfled to collect these costs as well.
Plaintiffs do not need a
lawyer; they represent them-
selves. But you may want a
lawyer in case the defendants ask
to have the case transferred to a
regular civil docket, which they
have the right to request.
Sometimes, when defendants
are served with a summons, they
suddenly change their minds and
willingly settle out of court. That
happened to us in the case I men-
tioned earlier.
The landlord was eager to
return our deposit when he real-
ized that in the Texas territory
where we lived a landlord was
required to pay three times the
original deposit when a judgment
went against him.
Source: Consumer Affairs;
local agencies.





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02005 American Profile Hometown Content Service

DAR meeting
The Amelia Island Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution will hold its regular
monthly meeting on Feb. 16 at
10:30 a.m. at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island next to The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island,
State Regent Jean Mann will
present a program on collec-
tions at the DAR Museum in
Washington, D.C. Meeting
agenda will include a report
from the nominating commit-
tee and an election for dele-
gates to the FSSDAR Spring
All DAR members and
prospective members are wel-
come to attend. For reserva-
tions, mail a $15 check for the
luncheon by today to AIDAR
Treasurer, P.O. Box 16664,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.

Alzheimefs support
The Alzheimer's/Dementia
Support Group for Nassau
County will meet from 1:30-2:30
p.m. Feb. 17 at Osprey Village
AssistedLiving Center. The
meeting is open to the public
and everyonerwho has an inter-
est is invited to attend. For
information contact Ann Smith,
R.N., at 277-3337.

Gun course
A "Certified Basic Pistol and
Advanced Defensive Tactics
Course" will be held Feb. 19,
from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Fraternal Order of Police
Lodge 65 in Nassau Co., FL.
Concealed Weapon Training
Certificate included. The
Range Club is accepting mem-
bers. Call Gary Belson at 491-

SHIP meeting
The Nassau County Local
Housing Partnership (SHIP)
will meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 22 at
Branch Banking and Trust,

The title of a 1937 book by
Zora Neale Hurston is Their
Eyes Were Watching God. It was
incorrectly identified in a photo
caption on the front page

1699 South 14th St

Citizen award
The Rayonier Foundation is
looking for nominees for its
Involved Good Citizen Award,
to be presented at a luncheon
on April 21.
The one-time $500 award
seeks to recognize and encour-
age community involvement
within Nassau County and to
help strengthen and improve
the quality of life for its citi-
The money is given to a
non-profit organization or
agency of the winner's choice.
Rayonier employees are not eli-
For an application to nomi-
nate a volunteer contact Gail
Shults at the Nassau County
Volunteer Center of
Fernandina Beach at (904) 261-
2771. Deadline is April 1.

Military phone
cards sought
In cooperation with the
News-Leader pnd Nassau
C.,'unty R,.c.,rd, the- Nassau
Federated Republican Women
is continuing its campaign to
collect phone cards for U.S.
military personnel.
The club is soliciting ATT
120-minute phone cards to be
included in care packages sent
to U.S. service men and
women in Iraq and
The cards may be dropped
at either newspaper office.
Also, if you know a service per-
son in Iraq or Afghanistan,
include a note with your
card(s) at either newspaper
The News-Leader is located
at 511 Ash St., Fernandina
The Record is at 617317
Brandies Ave. in Callahan.
For more information call
Judy Main at 277-3576.

The News-Leader strives for
accuracy. We will promptly cor-
rect all factual errors. Please
notify the editor of errors at'
mparnell@fbnewsleadercom or
call (904) 261-3696.

Oliver Ricketson
Ferguson Sr.
Oliver Ricketson Ferguson Sr.,
82, of Cumberland Island, Ga.,
passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005,
at his home.
A native of New Bedford, Mass.,
he lived in Bluffton, S.C., but resided
most of his life on Cumberland
Island. Mr. Ferguson served in the
U.S. Navy during World War II and
was a graduate of the University of
Virginia in Charlottesville. He was
an Episcopalian. He was well-known
as a designer and builder of boats.
Survivors include: his children,
Oliver Ricketson "Mitty" Ferguson
Jr., James B. Ferguson, both of
Cumberland Island, Ga., John M.
Ferguson, Ft. Lauderdale, GoGo
Ferguson, Cumberland Island, Ga.,
William H. Ferguson, Atlanta, Ga.,
Robin Hyde, Jacksonville, Chuck
Parrish, San Francisco, Calif.,
Martha Thomas, Atlanta, Ga.,
Thomas Parrish and Bill Parrish,
Bluffton, S.C.; sisters, Margaret
"Retta" McDowell and Lucinda
McLauchlan, both of Fernandina
Beach; and several grandchildren.
A family service will be held on
Cumberland Island. He wvillbe laid
to rest in the Carnegie Family
Cemetery on Cumberland Island.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Jerrod Wayne Lightsey
Jerrod Wayne Lightsey, 30,
Fernandina Beach, passed away
Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at Baptist
Medical Center in Jacksonville.
A native and lifelong resident of
Nassau County, he was the son of
James and Marylynn Rowland
Lightsey of Fernandina Beach.
Jerrod was a 1992 graduate of
Fernandina Beach High School,
where he was on the Honor Roll
and loved music and writing classes.
He had received an Associate's
Degree from, Florida Community
College in Jacksonville and was cur-
rently working toward a second
degree at that institution in
Journalism. '
Jerrod was a member of the
United Pentecostal Church in
Fernandina Beach.
Survivors include: his parents,
James and Marylynn Lightsey; a
brother, Sean (Carol) Lightsey; and
maternal grandparents, the Rev.
Willard and Jessie Lee Rowland, all
of Fernandina Beach; paternal
grandmother, Noreen Loper, Alma,
Ga.,; many aunts and uncles and
two nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled
for 2 p.m. today in the Burgess
Chapel with the Rev. Chester
Beasley officiating. Burial will fol-
low in Bosque Bello Cemetery. The
family received friends Thursday
evening from 5-8 p.m. at Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

Patricia S."Patsy" Lollis
Patricia S. "Patsy" Lollis, 48,
Blackrock Road, Yulee, wife of
James H. "June" Lollis for almost
30 years, passed away Wednesday,
Feb. 9, 2005, at St. Luke's Medical
Center in Jacksonville following a
lengthy illness.
A native of Waycross, Ga., she
was the daughter of the late William
Sheffield and Mrs. Ruby Allen Hyers
of Fernandina Beach, and resided
for most of her life in Nassau
Mrs. Lollis was a Customer
Service Representative at the Publix
grocery store in Fernandina Beach,
and also worked in that capacity for
many years at the Winn-Dixie loca-
tion in Yulee.
Shle.was a member of the United
PenttcbstaP'Church of Fernandina

ing, and taking care of her children
and grandchildren in her spare time.
Mrs. Lollis was predeceased by
both of her fathers, William
Sheffield and James Hyers, a broth-
er, Willie Blalock, and a nephew,
Kelvin Hyers.
Survivors include: her husband,
James H. "June" Lollis, and her chil-
dren, Christina Heer and Jimmy
Lollis III, all of Yulee; her grand-
children, Carlie, Trevor, Ryan,
Gabrielle and Caleb; her mother,
Ruby Hyers, Fernandina. Beach;
four sisters, Betty (Bud) Reeves,
Yulee, Shirley (Russell) Goodbread,
Fernandina Beach, Sara Hales,
Butler, Ga., and. Faye Kelly,
Simpsonville, S.C.; three brothers,
David Sheffield, Yulee, James Hyers,
Fernandina Beach, and Johnny
(Donnie) Sheffield, Macon, Ga.
Funeral services are scheduled
for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Burgess
Chapel with the Rev. William
Rowland officiating. Burial will fol-
low min Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dale Kelly,
Ray Kelly, David Lollis, David Smith,
Horace Jordan, Walter Jordan,
Stevie Jordan and Chad Jordan.
The family will receive friends
from 5-8 p.m. tonight at Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

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February is Black History
Month, an annual celebration
since 1926. Many events are
planned for Nassau County. To
submit items to the Black History
Month calendar of events, e-mail
Susan Silverio at Susan3148@aol.
com, Sidn Perry at sperry@jbnews
leader.com, or fax to 261-3698.

Kingsley Plantation
Kingsley Plantation will host a
special presentation at 2 p.m.
each Saturday this month. It will
celebrate the cultural contribu-
tions of the enslaved men,
women, and children of the plan-
tation period by connecting
aspects of modern culture with
its plantation or African roots,
Presentations are free and
open to the public.
The lineup includes: guided
walk at the slave quarters,
Saturday; the Underground
Railroad, Feb. 19; preservation
program at the slave quarters,
Feb. 26. For information or direc-
tions, call (904) 251-3537 or visit
www.nps.gov/timu and click on
"'special events."

Library events
The Nassau County Public
Libraries and Friends of the

Nassau County Public Libraries,
in partnership with the
Association for the Study and
Preservation of African-American
History of Nassau County, are
sponsoring the following pro-
* An evening of art,
writings, and research
Join Fernandina Beach High
School art students from 6:30-
7:30 p.m. Monday at the Peck
Center to learn about the
research that William Jefferson,
genealogist author, conducted
while working on his book,
Hupuewa, Legacy of the Hooper
Family of Nassauville, and his
research on the restoration of the
Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Also featured will be FBHS art
students Quincy Carswell, Della
Johnson and Tierra Williams.
Children's librarian, Diane
Johnson and artist and art educa-
tor Rhonda Bristol, will introduce
the students and answer ques-
The Peck Center is located at
- 516 South 10th St., Fernandina
* An Evening with Ken
Williams and Friends
Join the BMI Award winner,
Grammy nominee, singer, song-
writpr and producer from 6-7:30

p.m. Feb. 28 at the Peck Center.
The Fernandina Beach native will
perform followed by Johnny
Robinson and the Instant Groove
Jazz Band and other "Stars of
Peck" talent.
All library programs are free
and open to the public. Call 277-
7365 for information.

PBS series
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the
Gullah/Geechee Nation, is a fea-
tured re-enactor in the four-part
PBS series "Slavery and the
Making of America." The series
premiered at 9 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16
and rebroadcasts in its entirety
on Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. on WJCT.
The series chronicles the insti-
tution of American slavery from
its origins in 1619 through the
arrival of the first slaves in New
Amsterdam, the American
Revolution, the Civil War, the
adoption of the 13th Amendment
and the Reconstruction.
Queen Quet, a native of St.
Helena Island, S.C., also served
as a musical and historical con-
sultant for the production.

Museum lecture
The Amelia Island Museum of
History will host Dr. Aaron

Sheehan-Dean, Assistant
Professor of History at the
University of North Florida, at
Trinity United Methodist Church
on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Sheehan-Dean will present a
lecture entitled "Double Vision:
The Legacies of British and
Spanish Slavery in Florida."
For information, call the
museum at 261-7378.

Southside events
The Southside Neighborhood
Association will host the Third
S Black History
Festival on Feb. 19
at the Peck Center
From 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. with a sched-
uled program at
The speaker for this event is
Attorney Evett L. Simmons of
Port St. Lucie and a 1975 gradu-
ate of Fernandina Beach High
School. Simmons has published a
book and autographed copies will
be available for sale.
The class of 1975/Southside
Neighborhood Association will
host a Meet and Greet for
Simmons from 7-8:30 p.m. Feb.
18 at the Peck Center in the
refreshment room.





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GHOSTS Continued from 1A
"We've had a lot of electrical
occurrences," Perkins said. "'Those
are most common." In these, elec-
tric lights either come on by them-
selves and can't be switched off, or
vice versa. Annika, she noted, once
saw a full apparition of a child wear-
ing a white, ankle-length nightgown
kneeling near a grave in Ocala.
They have also had an active
evening of ghost-hunting in the
town's historic Bosque Bello
Cemetery, Perkins said.
"We heard some things we can't
dispel," she said.
But it was a terrifying encounter
with a ghost that originally pushed
the mother and daughters toward
their unusual hobby, Perkins
"We went to North Carolina for
a dance competition and stayed in a
hotel," she said. "That was when
we encountered a poltergeist It was
turning the water on and off. It went
on full blast, all by itself. We were
watching the handle move. Nicole
saw a dark shadow, a silhouette of
something moving across the room
when no one was there. People who
worked there told us that trays
would slide up and down the hall-
Rather than run away scream-
ing, the three began to explore tales
of those who had died in the historic
hotel, trying to put a name to their
faceless invader.
The three aren't trying to cre-
ate new ghost stories. They are look-
ing to prove or debunk existing
ones. Take the Fernandina story of
the notorious pirate Luc Simone
Aury, for example. According to
local lore, he was hanged here, but
his throat had already been cut,
showering unsuspecting viewers
with blood.
"He was imprisoned here, but
he was later shown as being jailed in
Louisiana," Perkins said. "I believe
he was hanged there."
The old jail is thought to have
had a hanging tree near its eastern
door, and Perkins indicated feeling
something in that area.
"Right outside the staircase, and
back down the hallway," she said
matter-of-factly as she pointed,
shortly after the three began to
The three also detected spirits in
the museum's Victorian Room, once
the women's cellblock, and the
conference room directly above.
Their photos revealed "orbs," cir-
cles in the air that can't be dismissed
as dust, and "mist" in another loca-
tion. One orb showed up in the
same place on more than one cam-
Perkins: manages the group's
recoriding equipment and said she
an the .girls'use both digitalpho-- .
tographiy and magnetic video
recording, since they can be used as
a check against the other.
Annika Perkins appears as
intrepid in ghost pursuits as her sis-
ter and mother, although she con-
fessed that she still gets scared
sometimes. Someone usually
accompanies her when she ventures
into a potentially haunted area.
"I've gotten better, I just get
freaked out," she said.
Annika is thought to attract spir-
its, and her older sister, considered
"sensitive," detects them. As the
two walked around in the museum,
they communicated to each other in
quiet, brief whispers.
"I get a feeling," Nicole said of
her encounters. "It's like there's
something there. Sometimes it will
feel almost stuffy."
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If your child,.or a child of any-
one you know, has been injured
on any of the playground
equipment at Central Park, on
Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina
Beach, Fl, please call Henry L.
Hines, Jr. at (904) 879-6688 or
Cell (904) 219-6862.


A two-car accident at 14th Street and Sadler Road about 6:30 Tuesday night sent seven
people to area hospitals, none with life-threatening injuries, the Fernandina Beach Fire
Department reported.

SPELL Continued from 1A
the way, was "pious" and by
age 2 1/2, he'd learned how to
In preschool, he was reading
books. "He's always had an eye for
detail," says Pastor Barney. "At 4,
he was finding grammatical errors
on billboards and mistakes on
These are intellectual gifts cer-
tainly, but what about others? Ask
Tyler today what he wants to do
with his life and hell say he wants
to play baseball. "He's not joking,"
says his father. "He knows player
statistics and trivia. This is what
he most likes to memorize."
Tyler's in luck. ESPN now rec-
ognizes spelling as a sport, much
to the pique of some sports fans.
ESPN will broadcast this year's
national spelling championship
rounds on June 2-3. One of
Nassau County's former repre-
sentatives to the National Spelling
Bee has strong feelings about
spelling's sportsworthiness.
Kimberly Lewis Poulsen
Clemons, 1978 winner from
Fernandina Beach Junior High

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She placed 42 out of 106, dis-
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Clemons credits part of her
success to the encouragement
she received from English teacher
Martha Owens. Before this week,
when he was joined by Tyler
Barney, Mrs. Owens' son Torin
Owens was the only county two-
time spelling champion: in 1975
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placed 11th out of 98, disqualifying
on the word "aspidistra."
The regional spelling bee is
March 5. If Tyler wins there, he
would go on to the National
Spelling Bee, where 248 will mis-
spell a word and one will not.
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said FCCJ President Dr. Steven
Suanne Thamm of Fernandina
Beach, chair of the FCCJ District
Board of Trustees, said the school's
offerings are its key to success. In
addition to traditional classes allow-
ing students to transfer credits to
state universities and other institu-
tions, FCCJ also places emphasis
on training through the state's
largest vocational training program.
"The work force program has
really exploded," Thamm said, not-
ing that it focuses on "high wage,
high skill" professions.
In the automotive technology
field, for example, FCCJ partnered
with DuPont, the Lexus Group and
the Toyota Motor Corp., Thamm
"We are training their techni-
cians," she said. "They told us that
the problem we will have will be in
keeping these people in school long
enough before the dealers take
them away. These are jobs that start
at $30,000 to $40,000 a year."
Other FCCJ training and degree
programs include criminal justice
and fire service, aviation, biotech-
nology, business, child care, com-
puter sciences, construction, cos-
metology, creative arts, culinary
arts and hospitality, engineering
and architecture, health care, man-
ufacturing and many others.
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growth is fueled by the fact that the
school pays attention to the realities
of the working world.
"I think it's the fact that we are
making such good connections with
local employers," she said. "We also
have terrific financial aid programs.
We've got a lot of mentoring and
other assistance to offer to students
who have been away from school
for awhile."
"Dual enrollment," a program
through which high school students
simultaneously take college classes,
is another reason why FCCJ ranks
are swelling, Thamm noted.
Hughes said the Cook Center is
poised for more growth. "We own
approximately 102 acres," he said.
"We are using approximately 30."
Dual enrollment will grow with
the construction of a new vocation-
al training building, Hughes added.
The Cook Center's planned
Nassau Technical Career Center
building, a joint effort between
FCCJ and the Nassau County
School District, will break ground
for a new 45,000-square-foot build-
ing this summer.
"Well be adding additional tech-
nical, trade, hospital, autocad, busi-
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es," Hughes said.
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high school and older will be able to
take classes offering high school
and college credit through the new
center, Hughes noted.


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Genealogical society
Mary Lou Tucker,
president of the Yulee
Historical Council, will speak
at the Feb. 14 meeting of the
West Nassau Genealogical
With Tucker will be Angie
Lee, also a life-long resident of
Yulee and Nassau-County
Public Libraries genealogist
They will bring news of
progress on the Historical
Council's recent projects,
which include preservation of
the David Yulee railway bed,
foundation of a new local
museum, and breaking ground
for a new park,
West Nassau Genealogical
Society also will be interview-
ing local folks for a time cap-
sule. If you have a likely candi-
date to be interviewed, call
(904) 879-3434.
The group meets the sec-
ond Monday of each month at
10:30 a.m. at the Callahan
Depot. 45383 Dixie Ave.

Nutrition class
The University of Florida
Cooperative Extension
Service is forming a Master
Food and Education class for
residents in Nassau, Duval,
Baker, SLtfhn's, and Clay
Participants will receive in-
depth food and nutrition train-
ing and become master food
and nutrition educators.
Classes will be held at the
Duval County Extension
Service office in Jacksonville
Feb. 16 6; April 13 from 9:30
a.m. to 4 p.m.
There is a 850 fee.
Openings are-limited. To apply,
contactN Meg McAlpine at (904)

Life Care Center
The community is invited to
a celebration-at 3 p.m. Feb. 24
at Life Care Center of Hilliard
to unveil its Facilities
Goldenseal Award.
The center was recently
selected to receive the presti-
gious honor. A full buffet will
be.servedibeginning at 3 p.m.
There will be door prizes as
c ncing. ....
Life Care Center is located
on US 1 in Hilliard.

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small businesses locally

WestNassau Correspondent
Greater Nassau County
Chamber of Commerce members
learned Feb. 3 that there is a
resource for people who want to
start a new business but don't know
where to begin. And it's free.
Cathy Hagan was guest speak-
er during the chamber's February
membership luncheon meeting at
The Pig Restaurant in Callahan.
She's a certified business analyst
and area director for the Small
Business Development Center's
Jacksonville Regional Office at the
University of North Florida, which
serves 17 counties including
Nassau County.
According to Hagan, national
statistics reveal that 90 percent of all
businesses employ fewer than 20
people and 9 percent have between
20 and 90 employees.
"So you can see, under 100 is
really where all of the businesses
are," she said, adding that only 1
percent of businesses in the U.S.
employ 500 workers or more.
"Small businesses create 75 per-
cent of all new net jobs, pay 44.5
percent of the U.S. private payroll
and bring more than 65 percent of
the new innovations to the mar-
ketplace," said Hagan.
At the local level, 485 business-
es. are headquartered in Nassau
County and 99 percent of them
have less than 100 employees and
60 percent less than 5 employees.
That doesn't include those who are


self-employed about another
4,000 businesses in Nassau County,
Hagan said.
She said "undercapitalization"
(running out of cash) is probably
the biggest challenge for the busi-
nesses she and other business ana-
lysts work with. A successful small
business is one that is able to man-
age its cash flow, pay the bills and
support the employees which sup-
port the business.
Business loans are available to
small businesses through some
banks, "But it's tough to borrow
money from a traditional lender if
you're a small business, all by your-
self, or with one employee," she
Some micro-loan programs
make small loans, but not in Nassau
County, and many loans are from
family members and friends, which
Hagan jokingly referred to as the
"Family and Friends Network."
Lack of technical skills, such as
accounting or marketing, are other

challenges small businesses face,
she said.
"And that's where the Small
Business Development Center
comes in," Hagan said.
"Our program is funded prima-
rily through the Small Business
Administration, the funding arm at
the federal level, and then through
matching dollars, through the uni-
versity system, through other eco-
nomic development organizations,
the city government, the county
government That's how we match
our federal dollars," and every fed-
eral dollar received must be
matched with local dollars, Hagan
Hagan has been coming to
Nassau County for 10 years to meet
with prospective small business
owners on a one-on-one basis and
during workshops, teaching how
to start a business and write a busi-
ness plan in order to create and
retain jobs, help increase sales, help
businesses borrow money or seek
investment dollars.
The workshops are helpful,
especially for those who don't real-
ly know what questions to ask
about getting a new business start-
Hagan said the Small Business
Development Center Network, on
behalf of the state, can show that for
every dollar invested in the pro-
gram, "we help generate three for
the tax base."
For information about the Smallf
Business Development Center, con-
tact Hagan at (904) 620-2478.

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KEVIN TURNER There are about 106 union they were looking at a zero per-
News-Leader employees in various county cent cost of living increase for the
departments such as parks and year," Mahaney said. "The amount
Nassau County Commissioners recreation, building and mainte- spent on T-shirts is far, far less
voted unanimously Wednesday to ,nance, road and bridge, solid waste than the cost of living (adjust-
spend about $5,700 to buy pocket- and Nassau Amelia Utilities, said ment)."
ed T-shirts for county union Administrative Services Director Lewis said in November that
employees. Cathy Lewis. there was an amount equal to last
Using an average price of $5.35 Each year, these employees year's T-shirt cost in the budget,
for each shirt, the county will receive 10 work T-shirts identifying but that did not include T-shirts
spend $1,400 more for the shirts their department, with pockets. She said each depart-
than it did last year for unpocket- County Administrator Mike ment would pay the higher costs
ed versions. Mahaney said Northeast Florida for its employees' shirts out of their
Last year, the county spent Public Employees Union Local 630 own budgets.
nearly $4,300 on about 1,200 silk- negotiators secured an agreement Lewis said the union uniforms,
screened T-shirts prepared by for T-shirts with pockets when they which vary by department, include
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recoup $522,170 into its budget if county's code enforcement and
a "cost of living" pay increase does building inspection departments,
r not go into effect for employees for example, also receive T-shirts,"
under the Board of County Lewis noted. Fire/rescue workers
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Orlando who was guest speaker
at a Women's Information
Exchange Luncheon earlier this
month at City Hall.
Evans said problems arise
when herbs are taken out of their
traditional context. For example,
ma hung, cited in the deaths of
dieters who took it to suppress
their appetites, was never intend-
ed for that use, said Evans.
"It's always been used for
asthma," she said. "If you use it
traditionally, it will help you feel
so much better."
She warned her audience to
"make sure you are getting your
herbs from a quality source" and
to seek the knowledge of a qual-
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Suppliers are required by the :;
government to provide a certifi- '
cate of analysis, where each plant
is investigated to make sure it is
what it claims to be, said Evans.
But she said herbal remedies
also must be applied to suit the
individual,' not the disease, the "
opposite of modern medicine.
"In natural medicine you look
more at the person than the dis-
ease." For example, "one person's
depression is different from
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HERBS Con tinued from 1A Women's exchange
mankind was in "direct partici- The Womens
pation with the natural world."
Until about 8500 B.C. and the Information Exchange
start of civilization, when "people Luncheon lectures are
slowly started to move away from presented jointly by
their relationship with plants." FCCJ's Betty P. Cook
Then came the scientific rev- Nassau Center and the
solution, or the last one-fifth of an Nassau County Public
inch of the rope, when "people Libraries. The Feb. 2
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Western herbalism was lost, said sirsi.nassau.lib.fl.us.
Evans. The prevailing sentiment
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FoundingFather and eminent medicine doesn't have its place, c
18th century physician. said Evans. "Pharmaceutical d
Still, much of modern medi- medicine is wonderful. It saved h
cine is an attempt to copy nature, my father's life. But it is new,"
she noted. Willow bark the said Evans. "The fourth leading n
precursor of aspirin is one cause of death in the United
example. Pharmaceutical com- States is due to correctly pre- d
panies made a synthetic copy of scribed medicines," she said, cit-
the salicin in the bark, calling it ing the mainstream Journal of ,
acetylsalic acid, or aspirin, the American Medical J
"You can't put a patent on Association. "It's a testimony to
something God made, so they the fact that modern medicine is v
. photocopy it," said Evans. new."
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and useful for more ailments wisdom we've learned over a
than aspirin. It even heals ero- long time about these plants. The
sions of the stomach lining herbal knowledge we have has
where aspirin may cause them, been passed down for hundreds
she noted. of thousands of years. Every time
"Herbs are very complex. I make a tea I am connecting
Pharmaceuticals are for the most with that."
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American Beach

Community center

plan needs cash

The American Beach commu-
nity center and museum building
is still nearly $200,000 away from
its groundbreaking ceremony.
Despite that bad news after the
project's bid opening last month,
AL Lewis Historical Society board
member Phil Scanlan urged
Nassau County Commissioners to
build the facility atJulia Street and
Mary Avenue and not move it into
the Evans' Ocean Rendezvous
"We were all disappointed
when the bid was opened,"
Scanlan told commissioners Feb.
2. "I don't want to switch from this
(site). The Rendezvous isn't the
Four area construction firms
submitted bids to build the 3,000-
square-foot community center and
museum on a county-owned parcel
at Julia Street and Mary Avenue.
The project included con-
struction of the community center
and museum, a parking lot, a
retention pond and extension of
sewer lines from the Amelia Island
County staff unsealed the bids
on Jan. 26. The low bidder, BA
Wilson Construction Inc. of
Jacksonville, beat three others
with a $792,000 bid. The others
bid over $1 million.
"We've been working on this
for 18 months," said Building
Main-tenance and Parks and
Recreation Director Daniel
Salmon. "Construc-tion costs have
skyrocketed. Who knew that was
going to happen?"
The American Beach commu-
nity center project is being funded
by $316,000 in grant money car-
ried over from previous years and
$301,452 in Community Develop-
ment Block Grant funding.
But the difference between the
budget and low bid is $175,000.
Salmon said the county is
reviewing the documents from the
low bidder, as well as the others.
"We've asked for a schedule of
values from the lower bidder, so

we can look at alternative funding
sources for at least part of it,"
Salmon said.
At a special meeting Feb. 2,
County Administrator Mike
Mahaney told the board that the
parcel intended for the project
could be sold to give the county's
budget a needed transfusion.
"That existing site that we were
going to build a community center
on is very valuable," Mahaney said
before suggesting it could go in
the Rendezvous building at the
American Beach Historic Park.
But Scanlan said moving the
community center and museum
to the unrestored Rendezvous
building would only leave the proj-
ect farther from reality than it is
"(We would) have the same
problems, but bigger," Scanlan
said. "We've got to close a $200,000
gap now, but we could have a $2
million gap with a new plan." It
could cost over $1 million to ren-
ovate it to current standards, he
said. It also lacks water and sewer
service, and such lines would have
to come from further away than
they would need to for the cur-
rent site.
Scanlan also noted that Fleet
& Associates Architects/Planners
Inc. of Jacksonville has drawn up
plans that have received permit
approval from county and state
agencies. "This is sort of like a
bird in the hand, two in the bush,"
Scanlan said. "Are we going to give
up something we've been work-
ing on for years and are $200,000
away from?"
Scanlan added that he doubts
such a Rendezvous project could
be paid for with proceeds from the
sale of the parcel at Julia Street
and Mary Avenue. The land was
donated by Summer Beach for
approval of their planned unit
development (PUD) and came to
the county at no cost, he added.
"We all want this to happen,"
said commission Chair Ansley
Commissioners have not yet
set a date to revisit the issue.

Trying to hit all the ri

For the News-Leader
Bassist, guitarist, pianist
Anthony Smith lives in American
Beach, works at Amelia Island
Plantation and has big plans for the
He has already come a long way
from a Tom Sawyer childhood in
Bogaloosa, La., "stealing water-
melons, swimming fror hours in
the creek and my mother always
knew where I had been because I
came home clean," he grins, "but
the adventure was worth the whip-
Smith says he grew up with
Motown music, and "I would like to
harness young people and get them
back to songs with real lyrics. If
you talk (rap) about the money and
success that drugs bring, I want
them to talk about the conse-
quences, too. I'd like to get their
minds focused and rap about that,"
he says.
In his salad days, he was a bass
guitarist on tour with Al Green,
Ann Peoples, Patty LaBelle and
Aretha Franklin, but he quit touring
in 1995. He sings rhythm and blues,
contemporary gospel, pop and
crossover music, and has made
soundtracks for movies, films and
"I was coming back from a
European tour and when I boarded
the plane in London, I decided to

Public meeting on
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The Trust for Public Land will
lead a design and stewardship char-
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Historic Park beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday at Nassau County Fire
Station #20 at Lewis Street and First
Coast Highway on American
In addition to discussing the
physical design aspects for the
Evans' Ocean Rendezvous build-
ing, including rehabilitation and
renovation, the group will also focus
on the facility's ongoing operation
and management, including fund-
ing and budget considerations.
The meeting is open to the
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Anthony Smith writes, plays
and produces music in his
American Beach home studio.

stop touring," Smith says. "I had a
duffle bag full of cassettes 25 years
old and older, and I decided it was
time to go to the next phase."
He had always worked in hotels
between gigs, "and I did my

research about resorts on Amelia
Island," Smith says, so he worked
at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island,
and is now a banquet server and a
part-time bartender at the
Plantation, "and sometimes when
there is music and someone fails to
show, they call on me to sit in," he
He has played in bands, stacked
records and felt the need of a
change, so "Lights! Cameral
Action" was to be the next step, he
says. "That, and I want to play my
own music. The music business is
more than being a 'copy' band,
which," he explains, "means play-
ing the standards. And there's no
adventure in that," he says.
So he writes lyrics, background
vocals, lead vocals and does
arrangements for strings and per-
cussion, and plays the bass, guitar
and piano, and he has composed a
classical score which he intends to
show to Cecil Cole, manager of the
Jacksonville Symphony.
Having gone from playing to
writing to producing and directing,
his dream now is to set up his
own distribution network. "The
music is greater than the fear," he
And he has his little house on
the island "where I can be out the
front door and have both feet in
the Atlantic Ocean in less than a

t notes

minute," he says. "Sunrise is spec-
tacular. Words can only scratch the
surface of what you feel deep down
when you watch the sun come up
over the ocean. I wouldn't trade
that experience for anything."
He started to try to produce,
but admits he didn't get serious
about it until 1999. "And I've been
doing that ever since in my
small digital studio at home," he
This musician does not like to
be called a musician "because of
their reputation," Smith says, "but
music is the only thing that can
take you through every emotion
personifying and magnifying
every emotion to the fullest as it
goes along," he says.
But he can also be called an
impresario, and in that role, he says
parents living on the island who
feel a son or daughter should be on
American Idol can come to him for
help. "I've got loads of material,"
Smith says.
Eventually, he muses, he would
like to have a production company
which he would name 50/50.
"Then I'd build a little house on the
beach, keep half of the rest of the
money for myself and give the
other half to society.
"Ithink that would be good for
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Landfill solutions
The Nassau County Solid Waste
Management Department is an
enterprise fund. This means the
department uses only funds gen-
erated by its own activities. These
funds include but are not limited to
landfill disposal fees. The county
commissioners set these fees by
ordinance and resolutions. Cur-
rently the disposal fee is $40 per
ton. The annual landfill assessment
should be.,based on this disposal
fee. It should be calculated by divid-
ing the total residential solid waste
disposed in one year by the number
of households in the county. The
current 1.125 tons per year per
household times $40 equals $45.
If the annual landfill assessment
is raised to $100, then naturally
(and fairly) the disposal fee for non-
residential garbage should go to
$88.89 per ton. The citizens and
businesses of Nassau County have
been treated unfairly long enough,
with out-of-county contract waste
at $23 to $27 per ton while we pay
$40 per ton.
There are those who will say
that Nassau County would lose all
waste except the residential, which
is prepaid through the annual land-
fill assessment So what? The Solid
Waste Management Department
is selling a commodity, "air space."
If you don't sell it today you can
sell it later or keep it for your own
personal use. If a tire retailer loses
its best customer to a competitor
does he raise the price of the tires.
No, he cuts his expenses. He may
wind up selling and mounting the
tires himself.
If the landfill loses customers
the life of the landfill will be extend-
ed, most likely past the time need-
ed to pay off the bond. The debt
service on the bond is about $2 mil-
lion per year. There are 20,000-plus
households in the county (and
growing daily). If we raise the annu-
al landfill assessment $100 to pay
the debt service plus about $27 for
operations and other expenses, that
would mean the disposal fee should
go up to $112.89 per ton. If the com-
missioners are afraid of losing all
commercial waste, let them con-
sider economic flow control. Duval
does it. This has all been present-
ed to the commissioners almost
two years ago.
It is time to take-action, no more
consultants, no more contracts, no
* more RFPs. This department
should be operated like a business.
not a charity for our neighbors to
the south.
Bob McIntyre
Fernandina Beach
Editor's note: Bob McIntyre is
the former director of the Nassau
County landfill.

Keep it in the road
Re: "A gentlemanly rant about
rudeness," (Jan. 21).
Does the article the Goldfish
wrote reflect the end of "Southern
hospitality," or is "Southern hospi-
tality" only for those that have the
same religious and political beliefs?

I, being a yellow dog, "inde-
pendent" (fiscal conservative, social
liberal) Democrat, refuse to apolo-
gize for my beliefs. In the same
way, you do not need to apologize
for being a liberal, just be consistent
- no hypocrites allowed.
As for using your cell phone
while driving, let me the first to
give you "the Dale Earnhardt Sr.
One Finger" salute. Please, please,
get off the road to use your cell
phone. Let the phone record the
number of the person calling and
call them back when you are
not driving!
I enjoy reading your column.
Keep up the good work.
Al Paquette
Fernandina Beach
Liberals for America
Recently a letter writer to the
editorial page said something to
the effect of "why liberals hate
America and anything American."
This kind of attack needs to stop.
Liberals do not hate America. They
are fighting for America.
This liberal is attacking our cur-
rent leadership in Washington.
Bush had been so reckless and
irresponsible in leading our coun-
try he should be impeached. He
has led us into a war of his design
and greed; he has bankrupted our
country and our children's future
with trillions of dollars of debt, and
is trying to destroy our Social
Security system that has worked
for decades.
He is the one who send budgets
to Congress using Social Security
funds without budgetary means for
paying them back. He is the one
who decided expenditures for the
war are not to be included in the
budget, but sent to Congress as
separate extensions of. former
budgets thereby hiding the true
budget mess of paying our bills.
Liberals see through his pan-
dering to Americans, his lies and
deceit, his cocky and arrogant atti-
tude that exposes his insecurity.
His group manipulates American's
conscience and morals to serve
their own purposes.
Please wake up, forget your
automatic defense for a minute and
really look at what is happening to
Helene Scott
Fernandina Beach
Ifit'ain't broke...
I am not in favor ,Il city c-llf ris
to purchase Florida Public Utilities
as proposed at the last city com-
mission meeting ("City closer to
FPU purchase," Feb. 4).
Although I appreciate any
efforts by the city to generate rev-
enues, I feel that the purchase of
FPU will produce exorbitant
expenses which may well require
additional tax revenues to mitigate.
;I respectfully submit that the
city now operates the marina and
the golf courses both of which
are not profitable.
I question the implied assump-
tion that because the city operates
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as managing an electric utility. And
to assume that all personnel with-
in FPU would provide their expert-
ise and stay with the city is a large
stretch since no information
regarding FPU staff locations,
salary structures or benefit levels
were provided.
Furthermore, I disagree with
the assumption that profit will result
from combining the service and
billing of FPU with those of the
city's own utility department
It has been my experience that
merging two separate billing
departments and two separate cus-
tomer service departments require
extensive redesign of billing sys-
tems and customer data base sys-
tems even with the same set of
customers. When two different
company billing systems are com-
bined, it can take considerable
expense and years before you actu-
ally, reach economies of scale.
For all of the above reasons, I
therefore believe it to be ill advised
at this point to purchase FPU. If it
ain't broke, why "fix" it?
Jan Cote-Merow
Fernandina Beach
Just say no
The News-Leader ("New county
commission meeting hall?" Feb. 4)
reported the county commission
idea to spend $100,000 in impact
fees to equip a new meeting hall for
the commission. It seems like only
a few weeks ago, we were reading
about our county finances being in
the hole and in danger of incurring
higher finance charges because we
can't seem to balance our county
In those earlier articles about
our county debt, it appeared that
our county dug itself into a financial
hole in a variety of ways. It would
seem to me that when one is in a
hole, the first thing to do is stop
All of us in Nassau County have
been responsible for balancing
budgets, whether it is the budget of
our businesses, or that of our own
households. Whatever our experi-
ence in budgeting and financial
accountability, we know two things
are always true:
First, there are always good rea-
sons to spend money. If we want
reasons to spend money, we can
always justify spending one way or
another. It may be a new meeting
room, new technology, or replace-
ment vehicles, or it, may be new
furniture for the home, or a wide-
screen TV or new clothes. To get
out of trouble, we know we have to
just stop spending and say "no" to
ideas abuut hIow to spend money,,
even though many of the ideas are
The second thing that is true
whether we are managing our fam-
ily budget or that of our business or
our government is that leadership
counts. The ones in charge have to
lead the way out of the hole.
If the county commissioners are
uncertain about how to handle
spending issues while we are get-
ting back on financial track, here
are a few suggestions:
1. Don't spend money on any-
thing other than current obliga-
tions unless it is essential for safe-
ty, security, or the return on

investment is greater than 50 per-
cent per year. Period.
2. Set the example. Demonstrate
leadership. Show others how to
avoid spending.
Borrow or rent meeting space if
the current location for commis-
sioners can't satisfy needs. Did
commissioners ask the Ritzor
Amelia Island Plantation if the
county could borrow space for
meeting night? Did the county con-
sider using school meeting space?
How about a church hall?
Commissioners: Use the flip
charts, white boards and other
technology you have now. Don't
spend thousands of dollars for a
white board that prints out what!
you write! Just take notes like we
did back in the days when we bal-
anced our budgets! Bring the lap-
tops you already have and use
them! Don't buy more "stuff' while
we are in the hole. You send con-
flicting messages to everyone when
you do that.
If commissioners won't lead us
out of the financial hole we are in,
then get out of the way and let oth-
ers do it Or at least stop digging.
Harvey Slentz
Amelia Island

Teacher salaries
I am writing in response to
Beverly Miller's letter ('Teacher
salaries," Jan. 26) in reaction to
your Jan. 19, article, "Schools pay
122 workers $50,000 plus." Perhaps
her writings should be left to her
articles about turtle wahers, like
her-Dt:-2 eartrle', fi urtles
hatch un could. windy day." ,She is
unquestionably much more con-
versant on that subject than she is
on teacher salaries. Both Ms. Miller
and the News-Leader are convey-
ing the same misleading message.
First of all, $50,000 is not "munif-
icent" for a professional with a mas-
ter's degree and 30 years' experi-
ence. The current teacher salary
scale for a 10-month contract in
Nassau County does not even reach
$50,000 for teachers with 30 years'
experience. It tops out at $49,100.
As a matter of fact, other states'
average teacher salaries in 2002-
03, were more like: California,
$55,693; Michigan, $54,020;

Connecticut, $53,962; and New Dollar an hour
Jersey, $53,872. Compare even that
to the corporate world and you're Re: "Schools pay 122 workers
talking peanuts. Compare our CEO, $50,000 plus," Jan. 19, the purpose
John Ruis, to other CEO salaries of which, I admit, evaded me at the
and you may get the point time. However, after reading
Miller writes that teachers are ("Teacher salaries," Jan. 26), I was
"only subject to the completion of bowled over by the sheer power
advanced degrees, and additional that its message must have been
certification in order to receive the meant to convey!
munificent salary of $50,000 per As a teacher with nine years'
year or more on a 10-month con- experience, for the first time I truly
tract." She missed the fine print now understand my position in the
quoted in the original article where educational hierarchy of Nassau
it states these 52 teachers are actu- County. I have read recently else-
ally paid for extracurricular activi- where how others view. public
ties. The prefix extra in extracur- school teachers as being qualified
ricular as defined by Webster's New to be nothing more than glorified
World Dictionary: beyond, outside babysitters at best, as it would
the scope or region of. In layper- appear Ms. Miller might agree.
son's terms, that means teachers That being the case I would like to
are doing extra work for extra pay. explore this notion using my limit-
With 13 years' experience, National ed mathematical skills as an edu-
Board Certification, and summer cator with a masters degree in ele-
school (extra work), outside of my mentary education.
10-month contract, I did not gross I recall that when my own two
a salary of 50k last year. sons were of the age requiring a
Have you, Ms. Miller, ever babysitter, I paid a high school
earned an advanced degree or cer- teenager about $4 an hour for her
tification? Most people who have services. Now, if I were to be paid
understand that there are numer- this same amount for my 24 stu-
ous, rigorous tests involved, not to dents for a six-and-one-half hour
mention outrageous expenses. school day, five days a week, my 10-
And, yes, I took a standardized test month salary would be $124,800.
for my teaching certificate in more But, wait a minute! That means I
than one state. My National Board would be the school superintend-
Certification required a standard- ent, and I know that I'm not him!
ized test as well. Most of which, I Well then, if instead I received
was required to pay for out of my only half that amount, that means I
"munificent" salary. would be bringing home $62,400.
Finally, Ms. Miller, we do agree But wait a minute! That means I
on one thing, "Students should not would be the director of student
be the mercy of standd- rjs and I suely%-,pw It I
Ize .W scores." Similar y.am niot her, either.
-teacher's salaries shquIld 0 Lea,r 11)myl that ,1. lJ..'. .I l t.1
contingent on the results of those assume that if 1 received half of
test scores. And guess what? That that amount, Iwould be bankrolling
was not our idea! While research- $31,000. Bingo! So, Mrs. Miller, fol-
ing in my meager master's degree, low the math, if you can: 1/2 x $4
I discovered history reveals over = $2, and 1/2 x $2 = $1.
100 years of evidence demonstrat- I don't know of many people,
ing the ineffectiveness of per- including you, Mrs. Miller, who
formance pay. I assure you, for would be willing to babysit for $1 an
teachers, performance-pay does hour. All this aside, I feel that those
not amount to an afterthought, ifit who think that a public school
amounts to anything at all. teacher's job is a cushy one should
Forget the turtles, Ms. Miller, research the reality of the position
and try researching and writing rather than relying on spurious
your legislature instead of attacking reports of half-facts prior to passing
teachers. judgment. .

Mary Doyle
Fernandina Beach

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Fernandina Beach

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The word "synergy" is derived from the
Greek word "sunergos," and it apparently
means "to speak like a consultant" At least
that word was used liberally by a consult-
ant at last week's city commission meeting during a
presentation regarding the city's possible purchase
of our local electric power company, Florida Public
Utilities (FPU).
Perhaps you saw the headlines in the paper,
"City closer to FPU purchase." In the related article
the city's consultant, Jerry Warren of WHH
Enterprises, was quoted as saying, "Based on our
evaluation, we have determined that acquisition by
the city (Fernandina Beach) of FPU's Amelia Island
(operations) makes economic sense at the range of
values we have estimated for the FPU system." Say
Throughout the actual presentation to the com-
mission, Warren relied heavily on the "synergies"
that would occur if the city purchased the power
company and blended it with the city's existing
water utility (which was purchased over a year ago).
In other words, if you combine two utilities (electric
and water), you should be able to run the new
department more efficiently (i.e., fewer employees).
In fact, according to the consultants, there are over
2,000 municipal utilities across the country, and
most of them are moneymakers. So why doesn't the
city just snap up this potential cash cow?
Well, for one thing, there's this pesky little detail
that FPU is not for sale. Not only is it not listed for
sale, the company has informed the city on numer-
ous occasions that they have no intention of selling,
and they even sent their senior vice president and
chief operating officer all the way from West Palm
Beach to the commission meeting to reinforce that
position. I sat through the entire presentation think-
ing, "Gosh, there must be an unlimited list of enti-
ties that are not for sale for which the city could
spend money on consultants in order to determine a
theoretical price." To be fair, the consultant (and the

commissioners) point out that
simply saying something's not
for sale may be just a bargain-
Sing ploy, and that in the real
world "everything has its
*! price." (I, for one, find such a
philosophy a little unnerving
when it comes from public offi-
cials, but that's just me.)
So what are we talking
about when we think about
Mike Boyle buying the local power compa-
ny? First, you need to under-
.." stand that FPU is a publicly
WAITA held company that sells its,
MINUTE power to its customers, which
means FPU doesn't actually
generate electricity, they simply
distribute it after buying it from JEA. While FPU
operates throughout Florida, its operation on
Amelia Island (which handles 14,200 residential and
business customers) is the only part of the company
that the city wants to buy.
Next, we should realize there are 28 years left on
the 30-year franchise agreement that was recently
renewed between FPU and Fernandina Beach (boy,
talk about timing!). Add that to the fact that FPU
has been an excellent investment for its sharehold-
ers, and you begin to understand why even the con-
sultant believes a fair purchase price for the utility
would be in excess of $30 million. You may also
begin to understand why FPU.is not for sale.
So why, based on this background, would the
consultant recommend the purchase of the utility to
the city commission? Well, for starters, the consult-
ing firm was awarded a $20,000 contract to "study
the feasibility of acquiring FPU," especially whether
or not it would be financially beneficial to do so. It's
also worth noting that the city's consultant used to
be employed by First Southwest Co., the city's finan-
cial adviser. That explains the consultant's interest,
now what about the commission and the city manag-
Since FPU currently has the lowest electric rates
for power companies in the state, it is unlikely city
leaders have a plan to offer even lower rates to its

What do you think will happen when
the city suddenly needs a quick fix to
handle one of its regular financial
crises? Well, electric rates will go up.
of course, generating more "profit.

residents. So if city ownership won't improve the
level of service, or lower rates to the consumers,
how do we explain the Siren's song that seems to be
luring the city into treacherous fiscal waters? The
answer: revenue flow!
You see, with city property taxes approaching
the legal limit of 10 mills, the commission and the
city administration are always trying to identify new
revenue sources to help pay for city expenses (like
consulting fees). But you need to remember that
property taxes are deductible for income tax purpos-
es, while utility bills are not. Since federal grants
and state funds are usually one-time events, a con-
tinuing revenue stream like municipal utility fees is
extremely appealing. After all, if FPU is already
making a profit (part of which already comes to the
city via franchise fees), why shouldn't all of that
profit go directly into the city coffers to benefit the
city's taxpayers?
Sound good? Heck, it sounds terrific! Until you
stop for a nanosecond and realize that the profit
they are promoting is actually coming from the tax-
payers' pockets (those are your pockets). And if that
isn't scary enough, what do you think will happen
when the city suddenly needs 'a quick fix to handle
one of its regular financial crises? Well, the electric
rates will go up, of course, generating more "profit"
And as we all know, more profit is a good thing,
unless you're the one paying it instead of receiving
it. As the sign in a store put it, "We cheated the last
customer, and are passing the savings on to you."
OK, now I get it
Mike Boyle, an Amelia Island resident, spent 27
years as an FBI agent. His column appears Fridays.
He can be reached at michaelhboyle@earthlink.net.


Super weekend at the municipal airport

this weekend! But this was no surprise.
Plans were begun with the Jacksonville
airport authorities in February 2002
followed by formal meetings in September 2003.
And it was expected that everything would progress
in an orderly manner.
First, we need to look at a brief history of the air-
port, the people involved at Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport, services provided for the aircraft
crew and passengers, what aircraft were expected
and the impact of an enormous amount of aircraft
traffic on the community.
The airport was used by,bthe Navy frop.q
Jacksonville asanauxiiary' base for training ad
prc*%^ World A 1946 _l aT d_
to the city of Fernandina Beach as an airport. John
McGill became the fixed base operator owner
(FBO) in 1998 and his son, Sean McGill, the manag-
er in 2001.
The personnel at the airport had been specifical-
ly trained to meet the special needs of the crew and
passengers on the aircraft this Super Bowl week-
end. There were nine linemen ready to be of service
and five people trained for the counter. There was
special training for the linemen and counter person-
nel to speed up transportation of people to and from
their aircraft.
The services offered by the fixed base operator
(FBO) were many and systematically planned.
More than 100 aircraft were expected and an esti-
mated 30,000 gallons of fuel would need to be
pumped. These aircraft varied from small two-seater
Cessnas to aircraft with 100-foot wingspans.
Probably 800 to 1,000 people arrived on the island in
aircraft. This equates to many rooms and homes
rented and restaurants visited.
Over 50 automobiles were expected to be rented
and all of this had been planned and anticipated by
the management Catering with a local restaurant,
Gourmet, Gourmet, was a wonderful service and


Gracious support
Yulee Little League, board members, parents,
players and others associated with this
league would like to thank Keith at Nassau
Printing and Ronnie at First Coast Paint and
Body for
their generosity in the printing of our 2005 sea-
son flyers.
Little League is a volunteer-based, nonprofit
organization whose goal is to promote, develop,
supervise and voluntarily assist children in the
participation of little League Baseball.
The financial support of businesses in our
community, such as the above, are what help us
maintain our organization and provide the best
possible outlet for children interested in the
sport of baseball.
We are very grateful that businesses such as
this have so graciously supported us in this
endeavor. Thank you so very much!
Monica Sites, Secretary
Yulee Little League

On behalf of Nassau County's Junior Miss
program, I would like to thank the following busi-
nesses for their support of our program.
Because of their donation of various items, we
were able to direct more money to our scholar-
ship fund. This year's contestants received
$1,000 in scholarship prizes.
It is because of the generosity of these estab-
lishments that the Junior Miss Program is the
largest scholarship organization for high school
seniors in the nation.
Our thanks go out to The Florida House Inn
and Marti Room, Big Daddy's Pizza, Sun Gallery,
Cafe Karibo, and Artistic Florists for their kind-
ness and support.
Jean Schreiber, Chair
Nassau County Junior Miss

was a great success. Snacks and big screen TV were
available for the crew interested in hanging out at
the FBO. Even free golf at Royal Amelia Golf
Course was available for anyone interested on
Sunday. Always there is communication with the
weather and any airport advisories for the pilots.
There was a special airport temporary tower on
the field to aid with the many anticipated aircraft
landing at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport.
This tower made the landings and takeoffs at the
airport much safer. Emergency vehicles and fire
truck provided by the city were on duty at all times.
All of this made the environment much safer and
was greatly appreciated by everyone.
Finally, it must be said that the McGills and the
personnel at the Fernandina Beach Municipal
Airport, because of planning and foresight, did a

Dozens of airplanes were parked at Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport during Super Bowl
weekend, and all reportedly went smoothly on the ground, left. More than 200 planes landed
and took off from the local airport.

wonderful job dealing with the myriad of aircraft,
passengers and crew. Sean McGill said, "For those
of you who hate the noise and confusion on our spe-
cial island, it will all be over by Monday!"

Libby Wilkes and her husband Clyde own and
operate Wilkes Helicopter Services LLC, and have an
R22 helicopter angered at the Fernandina Beach


Citv must enforce tree ordinance

A after reading the recent Viewpoint about
the impracticality of the city's current tree
ordinance ("Tree for a tree' is an afford-
able solution," Jan. 28), I felt a need to
offer a different perspective based on my personal
The city's recent actions to properly interpret
and enforce the city's tree ordinance can be directly
tied to a lawsuit by a developer against me, my
neighbors, my entire subdivision and the city. This
developer initiated a lawsuit to overturn a deed
restriction that designated an L-shaped natural
buffer easement 30 feet wide on the western side
of the property and 50 feet wide on the southern
side that abutted Lakewood subdivision on their
5.6-acre parcel off Will Hardee Road. This developer
had already clearcut the northern 4.7 acres of the
Yes, they completed a tree removal application in,
which they stated there were only four trees that
were 12 inches or more in diameter to be removed.
They did not submit a tree survey as required by
the city's ordinance to validate their claim. The city
issued the tree removal permit in November 2003,
based on the information supplied by the developer
in the application and with no inspection by the city.
The city has subsequently been provided with
photographic evidence showing that the property
that was clearcut contained an estimated 1,000 to
1,200 oak trees with a diameter of 5 inches or
greater that were protected under the city's tree
ordinance. As of this writing, the city is still consid-
ering what action, if any, will be taken against the
developer for this violation.
Not content with the land they had already
cleared, the developer wanted to encroach on the
buffer areas and filed suit against the adjacent prop-
erty owners (including me), our homeowners' asso-
ciation and the city claiming the deed restriction
was illegal. After incurring substantial legal fees

The property that was clearcut con-
tained an estimated 1.000 to 1,200
oak trees with a diameter of5 inches
or greater that were protected under
the city's tree ordinance.

that drained our homeowners.association's bank
account, we agreed to a court-approved mediated
This agreement granted the developer the right
to clear trees into the first 15 feet of the buffer -
but the removal had to be conducted in full compli-
ance with the city's tree ordinance. To accurately
record the number of protected trees in the buffer,
the city paid for a certified tree survey to be com-
pleted. This survey documented that there were
more than 250 protected (5 inches diameter or
greater) trees in the total buffer area. The developer
has removed approximately 500 diameter inches of
trees from this buffer area to this point, still without
submitting a tree replacement plan and getting it
approved in accordance with the tree ordinance
Had the city not done the survey, there would
not have been any indisputable evidence of the
exact number of trees that were removed from the
Immediately after the settlement was accepted, I
took on the responsibility to ensure that the devel-
oper fully complied with the tree ordinance. The
task was more than I ever imagined it would be. It
quickly became obvious that the city staff member I
was dealing with did not have a correct understand-
ing of the tree ordinance requirements. This was
not a matter of interpretation of a gray area, it was a

flat-out incorrect understanding of some of the ordi-
nance's main requirements such as requiring the
replacement of trees and the need to submit a tree
replacement plan before the trees are removed. If
the trees are removed before the survey and
replacement plan is submitted, who's to say how
many trees might be removed?
After stories were spread about me being a
"crazed man patrolling the property with a hatchet"
(I had retrieved a hammer and nail from my house
so the city employee could nail a "stop order"
notice); and being passed around from the planning
department to the city manager and city attorney, I
realized this was too much for one person. I enlisted
the aid of Concerned Friends of Fernandina and
they have been magnificent in helping to clear
through the bureaucracy.
They have facilitated meetings with
Commissioner Ken Walker and the city manager as
well as with the new members of the planning
department responsible for the review of tree
removal applications and enforcement of the city's
tree ordinance. All of these efforts have resulted in
the city's planning department now having a com-
plete and accurate understanding of the tree ordi-
nance requirements and, most importantly, a will-
ingness to enforce it.
While one can offer arguments as to whether the
current tree ordinance's objective of "no net loss of
trees" is economically practical, there can be no
argument that to achieve that stated objective then
there has to be a one-for-one replacement of
removed trees. This is what the tree ordinance
requires and this is what all property owners should
be held accountable to until such time as the ordi-
nance is changed.
All ordinances should be enforced 100 percent of
the time, as a failure to do so only encourages
favoritism and a disregard for compliance with other
important ordinances.




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Leader at 261-3696.
*Debtors Anonymous for
anyone struggling with debt.
Meets Mondays at 7 p.m. in
room 6 at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church. Contact:
call (904) 234-5341.
*Eight Flags Charter
Chapter of the American
Business Women's
Association in Fernandina
Beach meets at 6 p.m. the
third Thursday of each month.
*Eight Flags
Needlepoint Guild meets at
1:30 p.m. every third Sunday
at 515 Centre St., Femandina
Beach Contact: Diane
Pasieka, 321-0601.
*Fernandina Senior
Squadron of the Civil Air
Patrol meets at 9 a.m. on the
first Saturday of each month;
safety and training at 7 p.m.
on the third Wednesday of
each month at the trailer
located at the Femandina
Municipal Airport. Contact:
Paul Condit, 415-0131.
*Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Contact: Gwen
Anderson, 261-4235.
*Fernandina Beach High
School Navy Junior ROTC
Parent Booster Club meets
at 6 p.m.the last Monday of
each month at the FBHS
NJROTC classroom. Contact:
Ron Rushford, 491-8940.
*Fernandina Beach
Lions Club meets at noon on
the first and third Tuesday of
each month at KP's Deli in
Femandina Beach. Contact:
Ruth Fife, 277-8291.
*Fernandina Beach
Optimists Club meets at
noon every Wednesday at
Slider's. Contact: John Drew
at 261-0427.
*Fernandina Beach
Shrine Club meets at 7 p.m.
the second Thursday of each
month Contact: Joseph L.
Graves at 261-0225. Visit
,-Fernandina Beach
i Shrine Ladies Auxiliary
meets at 7 p.m. on the sec-
ond Thursday of each month.
at Amelia Masonic Lodge,
1101 S. 14th St. Contact:
Cornelia Graves at 261-0225.
*Florida A & M University
Alumni Association meets
at 2 p.m. on the third
Saturday of each month at
the Peck Center. For informa-
tion, call 261-7906 or 879-
*GFWC Woman's Club
meets the first Wednesday of
each month from October to
May at the Clubhouse at 9:30
a.m. at 201 Jean LaFitte
Avenue. Call 261-6088 and
leave a message or call Mary
Powell, 261-0746.
*Guardian Ad Litem
needs volunteers who will
become part of a court pro-
gram to represent the best
interests of innocent children.
For information on the pro-
gram or to become a volun-
teer, call volunteer coordinator
John Patterson at (904) 630-
2708 or (904) 630-1200.

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Best friends try their hand at watercolors

Jim Shaw, retired
Dr. Neil Coleman. retired
Retired? Sitting on a porch
watching a sunset? Not Dr. Neil
Coleman and Jim Shaw. For
these self-avowed "best friends,"
it is time to try new things. Like
making new friends and learning
to paint watercolors.
Coleman, a cardiologist in his
last life, started painting four
years ago. "I always wanted to
try it and never'had time. I saw a
notice in the paper that the
Amelia Arts Academy was offer-
ing classes." He followed his
dream. His first class was with
Bill Mauer, a talented watercol-

Dickie Anc

orist and popular teacher who
lives six months on Amelia
Island and six months in Cannes,
France. Mauer told Coleman
what supplies he needed to pur-
chase and where to get them.
What is more fun than finding
something new you love to do?
Sharing it with a friend. Coleman
and his wife, Imogene, met Shaw
and his wife, Sandy, after moving
to Amelia Island. The couples

enjoyed many of the same
things, including attending the
Jacksonville Symphony. Coleman
encouraged Shaw to join him in
the watercolor classes and soon
Shaw had acquired the supplies
and joined the enthusiastic group
that meets at the Peck Center
every Friday morning.
Shaw enjoyed a successful
career in the printing business
and employed artists, but never
thought of himself as a potential
artist. He affectionately calls
Coleman "the doctor" and says,
"The doctor is the real artist I
am just a beginner, but I have a
lot of fun." Coleman disagrees
and is enthusiastic about how
quickly his friend took to water-
colors. -

Family celebrates a trio of birthdays

To God be the glory, for all he has done, espe-
cially for allowing us to witness such a blessed
event. A celebration of love was given to Mother
Annie Lee Johnson, Elder Charlie Jones and
Mother Martha Lee Jones. Mother Annie and
I Elder Jones are brother and sister. Mother
Martha Lee is Elder Jones's wife of more than 60
Family and friends gathered to celebrate God's
blessings of 91 years for Mother Annie, 89 years
for Elder Jones and 81 for Mother Martha. All
three were born and raised in the Sand Hill area
and are members of the Jones, Albertie and Grant
Through many dangers, toils and snares, they
have already come. Twas God's grace that
brought them this far, and God's grace will lead
them home.
A beautiful setting of purple and gold, spon-
sored by their children, welcomed other family
and friends. There were five generations of family
present for Mother Annie. At the time of the cele-
bration there were nine living children. Clarence,
her oldest, died in 1972, and now Glenn Melton
died Sunday. Elder and Sister Jones have eight liv-
Sing chldre-andr eddielJieir pldeptaUeedia
1991. There wer-e grand, great-grat-s an -dW'fet-
great-grads, nieces and nephew. there to say "I
love you." Inside was full and they were standing
around the walls and on the outside.
Some of the spotted guests and family were
Minister Andrew and Bernice White (niece) and

I family from Miami, Minister
Ralph Alderman (nephew),
Elder Alphonso Jones
(nephew), the Rev. Patrick
Sasnett, pastor of Macedonie
AME Church, Evangelist
Clara Stamps, Elder Fredrick
Henry (nephew), Sister Jones
and Brother Chandler from
Huff Funeral Home where
Maybelle Elder Jones worked for many
Kirkland years. Sister Hilderbran and
Macedonie Church family
where Mother Annie is a
NOW member, Brother Joe and
AND THEN Faye Richardson, Brother
277-3285 Johnel and Ilona Preliou,
Sister Janette Brown, Sister
Mae Flagler, Sister Patricia Thompson, Sister
Cassandra Mitchell, Sister Sara Williams and the
Elks in great numbers.
Special guests were Gladys Jones, Copie
Ammons and her nine-year-old son. There.were
children and grandchildren there representing
most of their deceased Brothers and Sisters.
... Birthday celebrations to Everette Waye, Evans,
Jones-. Williami Val Sr Repinald Alexander Jr.,
Faye Scott, Clifford Blue Sr., Elder Charlie Jones
Sr., Ferrell Perry, Kayla Peterson, Martha Owens,
John Baker, Luverta Baker, Brenda Peterson,
Ruth Sykes, James Payne, and happy anniversary
to Reginald and Carlesa Alexander.

Blake to discuss heart disease risks

Link is Neighborly Kindness is presenting club
member, Dr. Jeff Blake, retired cardiologist, on
Feb. 17 from 4-5 p.m. at the Property Owners'
Clubhouse. Dr. Blake is formerly an associate pro-
fessor of.clinical medicine at New York Medical
College in Valhalla, N.Y., and will speak on heart
disease risk factors, signs of heart disease and
what to do about them, and living with heart dis-
ease. This should be an interesting topic for most
anyone, especially the ladies. Heart disease is the
number one killer of women in the United States.
The third annual Creative Endeavors will take
place Feb. 23-24 at the Ocean Clubhouse, and any
members' craft project may be displayed that has
hot already been shown. The event includes any
craft except paintings, drawings and photography.
On Feb. 24, the exhibit will be open for viewing
and demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6-9
p.m. The demos are new this year and will be

7 Imost interesting. Please call
the club concierge to let her
S' know what type exhibit you
will be displaying and/or
demonstrating at 321-5099.
Or, to just come see all the
wonderful art at the recep-
tion, choose 5-6 p.m. or 6-7
p.m., and call the club
Lauren Lowe The couples bridge win-
Barry ners for January were Pat and
-- ....-- Frank Pfalzer, first; Bev and
PLANTATION Chuck Arnold, second; Jan
and Doug Petersen, third; Pat
W and Larry Baker, fourth; and
261-6161 Diane and Samuel Gentles,
fifth. Congratulations. The
hosts for February were Joan and Doug Dean.

Recently the two had an
artist's dream come true. They
had their own art show, "Best
Friends," held at Eileen's Art &
Antiques. A large crowd jammed
the gallery side of the shop and
both artists sold several paint-
ings. The sales benefitted the
Amelia Arts Centre, an organiza-
tion that Shaw helped found and
for which he is vice president.
The two sat together beaming
as the enthusiastic crowd sipped
wine and admired the paintings
of the two best friends. Coleman
was surprised by his brother,
also a doctor, who flew in for the
event. Coleman chuckled, "My
brother said he was afraid no one
would show up so he came to
swell the crowd. Was he sur-

Mr. and Mrs. John

Navy Seaman James D.
Fillingim, son of Terry L. and
RichardLKCurrent of Qallahan,
and'hi1fellow shipmates recently
returned from .a routine sched", ,
uled deployment to the Arabian
Gulf, while assigned to the guid-
ed missile cruiser USS
Vicksburg, homeported in
Fillingim.is one of more than
7,600 Sailors and Marines aboard
the ships of the USS John F
Kennedy carrier strike group
deployed to carry out America's
ongoing operations in the global
war on terrorism. Cruisers like
USS Vicksburg are multi-mission
surface combatants equipped
with Tomahawk cruise missiles,
giving them additional long-
range strike capability.
Fillingim is a 2002 graduate of
West Nassau High School and
joined the Navy in July 2003.

N Air National Guard Airman
1st Class Norma J. Oldaker has

Shaw, active on many boards
in the community, looks forward
to the future and having more
time to explore his talents. Not
only is he enjoying his watercol-
or painting, but is committed to
his piano lessons with Kamila
Shahtakhtinskaya at the Amelia
Arts Academy.
So best friends don't have to
be young children in school, gos-
siping teenage girls or women
who meet for lunch they can
be any age and do new things
Dickie Anderson's most recent
book, "Porch Plenitude: Feeling
Good Every Day," is availablefor
purchase at the News-Leader, 511
Ash St.

Betty and Dobbie Lee John
Sr. of Yulee will be celebrating
their 60th wedding anniversary
on March 13 with a reception at
Pirates Wood Recreation Center.
The Johns were married March
13, 1945, in Jacksonville. She is
the former Betty Bennion.
Their children are Jeanne and
Dobbie John Jr. of Richland,
Wash., and Richard L. John of
Fernandina Beach. Their grand-
children are Natalie and Dobbie
John III and Jeffrey L. John of

graduated from
basic military
training at
Lackland Air
During the
six weeks of
1! training, the air-
man studied the
Air Force mis-
Oldaker sion, organiza-
tion, and mili-
tary customs and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship,
field training exercises and spe-
cial training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-
plete basic training earn credits
toward an associate degree
through the Community College
of the Air Force.
She is the daughter of Kathy
Oldaker of Callahan. Oldaker is a
2004 graduate West Nassau High

The deadline for wedding and engagement information Is 3 p.m.
on the Tuesday prior to Friday publication. Call 261-3696 for more information.

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pies, which of ',Ou who has a
fAriend will go to himant mid.
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no. shut, and my children are with me in bed, I can.
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-!. our pra,,eri And although I have heard it said that
once %e pro, for something, we can large about our
pra',er request because %.e haEt turned it oser to God,
this altitude may not be appropriate in all cases
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should be persistent wlh our prayers when we are
laced with a concerning gtujition thai remains with us.
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is sometimes necessary1 For example, because ot their
love, mans parent will pra a Itetme for their child.
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Sthole who lo.e Him and seek His help in prayer
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2005/News-Leader


Commit to put on the fll armor of God in your life

While visiting in the
UK several years
ago, I was excited to
attend a demonstra-
tion on medieval warfare. The old
history major in me just loves
these kinds of events. These kind
of attractions however, tend to
send my children scurrying for
some other (any other) possible
At this particular demonstra-
tion a volunteer was selected
from the audience to model the
various pieces of armament. The
young man they chose was of a
medium build but obviously very
strong because he was able to
withstand the weight of all the

pieces of
o "r strapped to
S his body. It
took, what I
thought, a
amount of
time to equip
Conrad this volunteer
Sharps but once
the docents
PULPIT assured'us
NOTES that he was
prepared for
the battles of the day his arma-
ment represented.

What can we learn from this,
given that in our lives we too
must face many battles? As disci-
ples of Jesus Christ, much
depends on how we have spiritu-
ally armored ourselves how
we have prepared our minds and
our faith with the Word of God.
God wants to strengthen us and
equip us for the task of spiritual
battle. He wants to prepare us for
victorious living that honors and
glorifies himn.
I am reminded of Paul's admo-
nition to the Ephesians that they
should prepare themselves for
spiritual battle by putting on the
"full armor of God." Paul writes:
"Therefore put on the full armor of

God, so that when the day of evil
comes, you may be able to stand
your ground, and after you have
done everything, to stand. Stand
firm then, with the belt of truth
buckled around your waist, with
the breastplate of righteousness in
place. In addition to all this, take
up the shield offaith, with which
you can extinguish all the flaming
arrows of the evil one. Take the
helmet of salvation and the sword
of the spirit, which is the word of
God." (Ephesians 6:13-14, 16-17)
If you want to be a serious dis-
ciple, ask yourself how much
time and how much effort you
have put into reading and incor-
porating God's Word into your

life. Are you prepared to live in
righteousness and truth? Are you
preparing yourself for the spiritu-
al battles that wait, confident in
the presence and power of the
Holy Spirit to build you up, to
protect you and see you through?
Every era of history has its
battles, and each requires specif-
ic armament necessary for victo-
ry. The spiritual battles we face in
our world, and specifically in our
culture, are often frightening and
disheartening. Today however,
God stands ready to equip us
with armament we cannot even
fully comprehend until in the
midst of battle we realize the
power and providence of God to

defeat evil.
Let us therefore commit our-
selves to put on the full armor of
God in our lives. Let's take the
time to develop a plan for reading
God's Word, and for living God's
Word within the context of min-
istry in our community. This is
the kind of obedient faith that will
prepare us and armor us for life's
toughest battles! Indeed, take
heart as you prepare, for despite
the fact that the battle for our
world rages, the victory has
already been won in Jesus Christ
our Lord.
The Rev. Conrad C. Sharps is
pastor of First Presbyterian Church
in Fernandina Beach.


Newworship service
Saturday evening worship
services at First Presbyterian
Church, 19 N. Sixth St., will be
held each Saturday at 6 p.m.
through March 26. Celebrants"
will celebrate the Lord's Supper
by Intinction at each service.
Regular Sunday worship con-
tinues at &30 a.m. and 11 a.m. All
are welcome.

Evensong concert
A concert of Choral Evensong
for Lent will be sung by the Choir
of St John's Cathedral at 5 p.m.
Feb. 13.
The choir of 40 voices will per-
form music written by recognized
composers of England and
France. For more information,
call Sarah at St John's Cathedral,
256 E. Church St., Jacksonville, at
(904) 632-9104, ext, 12.

Lenten services
First Presbyterian Church, 19
N. Sixth St, will hold
Communion services each
Wednesday at noon during Lent
through March 23.
Members and friends of the
church are invited to join us for
these informal 30-minute services
of prayer and reflection as they
prepare for the celebration of

Candlelight service
Coru'nunitv-Hospice ot'-_ a

Candlelight Service of
Remembrance on Feb. 17 from
12:30-2 p.m. at Springhill Baptist
Church, 3811 Old Nassauville
Road, Fernandina Beach.
The service is to celebrate the
memory of loved ones lost this
past year and is a spiritual pro-
gram of liturgy, music and candle-
Bring a picture or memento of

khErc he Bible is the .Auhornv. Chrisr
is the hra of the -hurch, and the
members are simply Christanm.
Meets at the YMCA 1(HO) a.m.-Worship
1915 Cirona Dr. 11:00 aj.-Sunday Sb.
For More Infomiation. Call
George Williams at (904) 277-9675
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
2600 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach
First Sunday Each Month
Worship & Communion 9:15 AM
Sunday School 10:30 AM
Prayer. PraiFe.He3iing Service 7:00 PM
Other Sundays
Worship &,Communion 8 & 10:30 AM
Sunday School 9:15 AM
; Lenten Wednesdays
Evening Prayer Service 7:00 PM
Fourth Thursday
Praise Muslic Hour 7:00 PM

918 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Pastor Frank Camarotti
Sunday School 9:45
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 11:00 icrid,'ren Chnurch)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided

519 N. 14th St. 261-0422
Sunday School 9:45 am
Sunday Morning Worship 11am
Sunday Evening Worship 6:30pm
Wednesday Evening Prayer
Meeting 6:30 pm

your loved one to display on the
Memory Table.
Call (904) 596-6183 for infor-
mation and to register by Feb. 14.

Black History- -
Mount Olive Baptist Church
in Kings Ferry will present its
Black History Month celebration
at 11 a.m. Feb. 20. Queen Quet,
Chieftess of the Gullah-Geechees
Nation, will present a histo-musi-
cal presentation, "Diggin Fa Wi
Gullah/Geechee Roots," an
exploration into the genealogy of
Gullah-Geechee people.

St Peter's
The Rev. Jeremiah Robinson,.
pastor of New Zion Missionary.'
Baptist(Church, will t e the guest.,
speaker at the 11:15 a.m. service
on Feb. 20 at St Peter's Episcopal
Church, corner of Eighth Street
and Atlantic Avenue. Johnnie '
Robinson will share his musical.
An evening with the Edward
Waters College Choir will be pre-
sented at 5 p.m. on Feb. 20. The
concert by the full choir is free
and open to the public but tickets
are required. Call 261-4293.
A two-act play, "This Little
Light," about Fannie Lou Hamer
and written by Billie Jean Young,
will be performed at St. Peter's at
7 p.m. on Feb. 25. Ilona Preliou
and Cheryl Smith will make their,
debutjin the play, whiohi-icludes,
the Peck Ensemble.

The Lyn Meyers family min-
istry will be with First Assembly
of God, 302 South 14th St., March
6-9 with meetings beginning on
Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
and at 7 p.m. Monday through

JJ Bailey Road
Church of God
"Come Celebrate Jesus"
Dr. James D. Chamberlain
Senior Pastor
Re%. Paul H. Kalem. Jr.
Pastor Emeritus
Sunday\ Sen ices
10:30amr & 6:30pm
\Vednesda\ FTH 7:00pm
Nursert Pro% ided
For more into, call 261-7120


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Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
and activities throughout the week.
4209 E. State Rd. 200 (A1A)
Rev. John McNicoll

Rti: feffOrerton. Sr. Pastor
Reiv. Alike Reed, Ahnite'r otAlusic
Rer. Rob Hu.hlson, KlutlPi Pasor

Sunday Worship 8 AM & 10:15 AM
Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Sunday School AM
Wednesday Night Supper 5:30 PM
Wednesday Service 6:30 PM

416 Alachua SL* Fernandina Beach

View the production called
'Terror in the Skies" as terrorists
destroy a 747 jet liner and all the
passengers are faced unexpected-
ly with eternity.
The church will host a "School
of Ministry" beginning March 6
at the 10:45 a.m. service and
Monday through Wednesday,
March 7-9, at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion call 261-6448 and ask for Kim
Crout or Pastor Edwin Shick.

Beanie Babies wanted
Memorial United Methodist
Church is collecting Beanie"
Babies for a Mexico Mission trip
March 19-25. The mission team
will take the Beanie Babies to
Mexico and give them to the local
,children. You may drop off your
Beanie Babies at the church. For
more information contact Haley
Jones at 261-4362.

The Fernandina Beach First
Assembly of God will be opening
its new class, "The Mind of
Christ" to the public. The profes-
sor is Deirdra Wallace.

Open mike night

Jenilins His Gift Christian
Bookstore, 1002 South 14th St
Fernandina Beach, is looking
vocalists, poets, bands and oth


[ Jy Baprist Church

to perform for "Open Mic Night"
every Friday at 5 p.m. in the cafe
Call 261-5045. ,

Food pantry
A food pantry is located at
.Callahan Church of God..lf you
are in need or know someone.
that is in need of food, call, (904)
879-3608 or visit the church at
2309 Mickler St., Callahan.

Waterwell ministry
The Paraguay Water Well
Ministry in South America assists
people in remote villages to drill
wells so they may have clean
drinking water.
The ministry depends on the
donations of individuals, church-
es and other organizations to
fund the costs of drilling the
wells, constructing sanitation
facilities and providing local train-
ing. Projects cost about $2,500. If
your group would like to sponsor
all or part of a project, contact or.
send donations to: Phoebe
Crosby, The Mission Society for
United Methodists, P.O. Box
922637, Norcross, GA 30092.
Mark all donations "Paraguay
Water Well Project 00743." You

sionaries Ed and Linda Baker at

Friendship School
Friendship School, located at
the Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ, has openings in the one-,
itwo-'and three-year-old class-
rooms. Classes mefietMonday and
Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2
p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday
from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more
information call 261-9760.

Everyone is invited to come
and hear God's word and be

may also call (800) 478-8963 or the bridge is an emerging church
t. in visit www.aguadevida.org, dedicated to inspiring individuals and
for For details on the Paraguay in
iers Water Well Ministry, e-mail mis- families in their relationship with
Christ. Our vision is for you to
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Sunday School 9 30 am
Sunday Worshp 10 45 am
Wednesday AWANA 6.15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 6 30 pm
3811 Old Nassaumlle Road
Fernandina Beach FL 32034
County Rd 107 South 261-4741
Nursery Ministry
Ministering Since 1831
Church School 9:30AM Worhsip 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
4 k264tate Rd. 200E
Jal'] nRev. Brett Win.
S A n Templeton

A fill gospel ministry
Pastor Brent SoiUeau
Rhema Graduate
Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
.Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Toimore information, call (904)491-8424
; 1241 S. 8th St. Femandma Beach, FL
Sunday Scnool 30 oam
,lroninq Wo nip 6 15 S 61m & 11 00 am
Sunday Evening 7 00 pm
WVad.-rieay F'ayyer Meelng 6 30 prm
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601 Centre Street 261-5769
Bruce T. Jones, Pastor
"'Th;J histionr C ('hiri ith ai grurat fiturt "

Informal Early"
Worship .......... ....8:30 am
Celebrate Life Contemporary
Worship ................ 9:45 am
Traditional Family
Worship ...........11:00 am
Sunday School
for all ages ..... ........ 9:45 am
Middle School Youth
Fellowship ........ .6:00 pm
Wednesday Nidweek Fellowship
Supper Aug-MNav ...5:310-16:30 pm
Music, Drama, Dance. Bible
Study and Special Programs
beginning at 5:00 pm.
Senior High Youth
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Amelia Baptist
Pastor Dr H Neil Helion
S ,un1:,L t. [hip Sef'm :e I-i' 3.)1 n
Bible Siud\ 9:ni
Nutr er pr' lded t.-v ,ll en rice:
Small gr,, p iudJe,.Pre. h,:,I.-Adu hl, hpn -,
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S Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
Saiuriav Viii Mas4 4pm & 5 30om
SIU,,ov Mises0 8 00 & 10 10)a- & l2 Noon
DaIly Mass 8 30am MIn Wea Tnurs & Fnr
6 Opm. luesmmy
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Conlfes .on Saiuroy 3 ISon 3 45oiT, or by apple
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550

healed in Jesus' name at 7 p.m.
Thursday at 7032 Browden
Road, Jacksonville.
True Light Ministries is led by
the Rev. Ricky Roberts, pastor.
Call (904) 751-0857 or visit

Men's Bible study
The interdenominational
TGIF Men's Bible Fellowship
meets from 5:30-6:30 a.m. and
6:30-7:30 a.m. Friday in the
Tristar Management Services
building, 720 S. Eighth St. in
Fernandina Beach.
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Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
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Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9 30 a m
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10H O M ES FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 11,2005/News-Leader

Disclose defects to home buyers

Giant mantids a rare sight

For the News-Leader

Although Florida is not among the 32 states
with disclosure laws on the books that require
home sellers to reveal potentially negative proper-
ty issues to buyers, Florida case law does support'
seller disclosure requirements through case law
dating back to 1986.
Since then, a written seller's disclosure has
become, a critical part of a home sale transaction
in Florida a document that addresses every-
thing from the property's land and structural con-
dition to its plumbing, roofing and electrical sys-
Seller disclosure standards in Florida cover
obvious defects, which are visible to the buyer;
and material defects, which are not readily
visible, such as a crack in an exterior wall
hidden by a bush.
In recent months, the issues of disclosing
the presence of mold in the home and whether
the property had ever been used as a metham-
phetamine lab have also been addressed in
Sellers should always respond honestly to buy-
ers' direct questions about the condition of the
home they are selling. A simple test for disclo-
sures is: If you're asking yourself if something
should be disclosed, it's probably a good idea to
disclose it
Real estate studies have shown that disclosing
defects rarely compel an interested buyer to turn
away from the deal; in fact, in most situations the
defect becomes a negotiating point when deter-
mining the final sale price.
If you have any questions about what should
and shouldn't be disclosed, ask your real estate
attorney, but in general, you should be willing to
volunteer problems such as:
Malfunctions in the major systems of the
home, such as the foundation, plumbing, electrical
system, heating and air conditioning, siding, win-
dows, doors, walls and ceilings
Damage'to property due to fire, floods, hurri-
canes, sink holes, etc.
Environmental hazards such as lead-based

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Hire an inspector before you put your home on
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Remember, sellers are required only to reveal
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long as the defect is disclosed, the seller is not
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If you are a buyer who suspects all is not being
revealed, consider asking the following questions
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Why is the seller selling the home?
How much did the seller originally pay for
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How was the asking price determined?
Are there any neighborhood issues that
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Revealing your home's flaws up-front to a
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beginning, but full disclosure always does more
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Most of the time, a buyer who is truly interest-
ed in your home'will use the information only as a
negotiating point.
And in the end, you will want to be afforded
the same honest, forthcoming treatment when
you are buying your new home.
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Q.A bug was on the edge of
one of my flower pots look-
ing like a prehistoric critter of
the first order. What is it and
does it do good or bad things to
my growing efforts? SG

A.I was so excited that you
-. sent me these pictures and
indeed your insect does seem
reminiscent of prehistoric times.
I, in turn, sent a copy to the
University of Florida for an
expert opinion, but I suspected it
was some kind of tree insect Dr.
Lyle Buss
identified it
as a grizzled
f >grisea. All
mantids are
means they
eat other
Beck insects and
or in most
cases they
o are not very
Garden discriminat-
Talk ing. By that
we mean
they will eat any insect including
each other. Therefore, you need
not worry about them bothering
you or your plants. In fact, some
people have been known to keep
them as pets. Although I must
warn you, one of the agents in
the panhandle was pinched
severely when the praying man-
tid grasped him between his
thumb and finger. Ouch! These
insects are usually large; many
are well over 2 inches in length.
They can be green, brown or
mottled as was the insect you
found in your

species, but
over 1,800 are
found world-
wide. Mantids
are the only
insects that
Azaleas need have a freely
dappled shade, moveable
not full sun, to head with a
thrive, distinctive tri-
angle shape.
The grizzled
mantid you saw isofta llg a
hark mantid because it spenids a
great deal of time on tree bark
hunting its prey and often col-
lects bits of lichen to help it cam-
ouflage itself against the tree. It
is quite a wonderful insect and
one not often seen by the general
public. I am so glad you took
time to share it with us.

QThe lot next door was heav-
.ily treed but has just been
partially cleared to make way for
a house. As a result my azaleas
on that side now receive much
more light and a good deal of
direct sun. How will this affect
them? Some have gotten quite

The grizzled mantid is so well
camouflaged against the bark
of a tree it is almost impossi-
ble to see. They usually are
well over 2 inches long and
are kept by some as pets,
although they can have a
nasty pinch.

straggly and I'm thinking I
should cut them back after the
blooming season to allow them
to fill in. Will this work? RW

A .Azaleas prefer dappled sun-
-. light (partial shade). They
will survive in full sun but devel-
op insect problems (lace bug).
The leaves will get a speckled
look or bronzing (almost sun-
burned). Cutting them back, I
believe, will have little impact
except to reduce their size and
food source. You might consider
relocating them or planting some
larger shrubs or trees nearby.
Several light prunings early in
the active growing season will
result in compact growth and
numerous branches on the pres-
ent season growth. This pruning
should be done after blooming
has ceased.

Q .I have 50 Sago Palm seeds
(yellow 1 inch round). How
should I plant them so they will
germinate? AS

A Your seeds are yellow?
.Normally the seeds, when
mature are bright orange or red.
They are
ready to
'^ S _remove
from the

Sago seeds are when'
bright orange or they have
red when mature reached
and ready to plant, the size of
They should be a walnut
planted horizontal- If you
ly in shallow soil, remove
about 1 inch deep. them


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A s a courtesy to otlrcustomers, I have been
preparing and submitting tree removal
applications to the city of Fernandina
Beach. We could easily ask the customer
to secure their own permit and we'd be glad to do the
work but why put that burden on the customer?
In 2004, a total of 151 tree permits were issued.
Seventy-seven permits were issued to local tree
companies, 60 permits issued to individual proper-
ty owners or developers and 14 permits issued to
the city of Fernandina Beach. A reflected total of
254 trees were specified on these permits, exclud-
ing the number of trees lost during the storms.
Last year, 98 percent of our applications were
approved, I percent conditioned and the other 1
percent flat denied. I know of the conditioned per-
mits we had, their application did not meet city cri-
teria for removal, but would be approved if they
purchased a replacement tree for the trees being
removed. Those customers were directed to the
city's Park and Recreation Department, to partici-
pate in the tree replacement program. A conven-
ient alternative a tree for a tree what a great
and affordable solution!
But not so fast there is a "no net loss of trees
within the city. Ordinance 2001-18, passed Dec. 4,
2001, states this intent Yes, a very good intention
but an unrealistic one at best. An existing ordi-
nance comes to light by the new planner, unfortu-
nately insulting the integrity of the previous plan-
ner as "she misinterpreted the ordinance," when
the simple truth is it has never been enforced.
Everyone has a boss someone dropped the ball
for the past three years. Now, after all this time,
the ordinance is in full enforcement
The expensive reality of this ordinance is: for
the total diameter of tree you wish to have
removed, you must equal or exceed that diameter
with replacement trees. For example, if you have
three trees which are damaged, dead and diseased
- through no fault of your own and say the
total diameter is 54 inches you must purchase
trees that equal or exceed that same diameter and

The simple truth is the city
tree ordinance has never
been enforced Now. after all
this time, the ordinance is in
full enforcement.

ensure their growth for a full year. That sounds
good, until you understand the impact it has on
your bank account. So you replace this combined
diameter of 54 inches with 6 live oaks 3 inches
each, 6 southern magnolias 3 inches each and 6
red cedars inches each. Total 18 trees at least
85,000 installed.
I used the "heritage" trees as an example.
There are less expensive trees and larger caliper
trees to use. But these replacement trees must be
on the city's approved and permissible tree table.
And just in case you don't have enough room on
your own property to plant these replacement
trees, you could plant them within the city limits at
schools, churches, parks or cemeteries. Whatever
your fancy, but you must include your tree replace-
ment site plan at the time you submit your tree
removal application. No plan no permit.
This ordinance screams of economic strain for
the average John Q. Citizen in Fernandina Beach
that meets all the tree removal criteria. The city of
Fernandina, by not amending this ordinance, is
inviting more of a tree loss by residents doing the
work themselves or hiring "shade tree" companies
to come in on weekends or after hours to remove
the tree(s). Who is going to tell? You are just help-
ing your neighbor save money money he does-
n't have to spend on tree replacement.
The city will also be quietly creating a safety
hazard to homes, personal property and people.
For homeowners that have dead, damaged or dis-

eased trees, who simply cannot afford to comply
with the current tree replacement ordinance, what
other choice in the matter do they have except to
wait until it falls? Then they will experience the
burden of structural repairs, possible medical bills
and dealing with their homeowners' insurance -
if the claim would even be covered at all. And yes,
that has also happened. The insurance company
has canceled the policy until the tree was
removed. The homeowner is in a financial stran-
glehold of ordinance and affordability. The city has
successfully relieved itself from any and all liability
by enforcing this ordinance.
The city's minimum penalty for violation can be
read in section 110-220. with a minimum fine not
exceeding S500 per violation, 60 days in jail, or
both. Plus, you still must submit a restoration plan
in 30 days from the unauthorized removal. If you
fail to do this, it will result in double the fine. Once
again, it looks good in writing but who is going
to enforce this?
As a tree company, we strongly urge the cus-
tomer, whether city or county residents, to replace
the tree(s). We offer them our wholesale price that
we receive from nurseries to encourage purchase.
Trees are a vital part of our environment and com-
munity. It just makes good citizenship and com-
mon sense to replace "a tree for a tree."
My intent is to better inform city residents of
the financial obligations that are now expected of
them from the city of Fernandina beach. The city
is currently in the "draft" process of a Unified
Land Development Code. Workshops are being
held and are open to the public for education, .
questions, input and opinion. I urge all city resi-
dents to read this ordinance in its entirety at
www.fernandinabeachflorida.org or get a copy
from the Community Planning Department and
attend this workshop or contact your local city
This ordinance, with your input, should be
amended so that compliance of this ordinance can
be more easily achieved.


they are mature they may not
germinate or grow. Test the seed
ahead of time by placing it in
water, if it floats then the seed is
not good. The outer covering of
the seed should be removed and
you should wear gloves when
working with these seeds
because they contain a poison.
You can plant the seeds horizon-
tally (not point down) about 1
inch deep (which is shallow).
The top of the seed should be
just at soil level. It would be best
to use clean potting soil or sand.
Do not fertilize them. Keep them
out of direct sun and the soil
should be moist but not wet It
may take them several months to
sprout so do not be discouraged.

S.1 noticed a small, dead
e.black bird in my yard and
one other appears to be weak.
Should I collect the dead bird for
anyone? DM

A. I called the local health
department and they are no
longer collecting dead birds.
Originally they were collecting
dead birds to help monitor West
Nile Virus. They now have their
own birds
they gather
data on the
disease. I
the CDC
(Center for
S f Disease
Starlings may be the dead
susceptible to bird issue
West Nile Virus, and they
initially a con- basically
cern in crows but stated the
since found in same thing.
approximately If you do
200 other find any
species of birds. dead birds
in your
yard, col-
lect them (using a shovel or
gloved hands), put them in a
plastic bag and place it with your
normal trash. The small bird you
described to me was probably a
starling and may have died
because of the virus, pesticide
poisoning or natural causes. By
the way. the original concern
over West Nile Virus in birds
was regarding crows, but the
virus has been found in approxi-
mately 200 other species of

Becky Jordi is a horticulture
extension agent who works out of
the University of Florida
Cooperative Extension Service
office in Callahan. blMail questions,
to Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca L.
Jordi, Nassau County Extension
Environmental Horticulture,
543350 US 1, Callahan, FL
32011, or send e-mail to


Rose seminar
Landscape Matters'monthly
program is scheduled for Feb. 16
from 10-11 a.m. at the Peck
Center, 516 South 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach.
The topic is "Caring for Roses
in North Florida" by master gar-
dener volunteers Paul Gosnell
and Bonnie Johnson.
The program is free to the
public. If you plan to attend, call
the extension office at (904) 879-
1019 or e-mail Rebecca Jordi at
rljordi@ifas.ufl.edu If response is
too small, the meeting may be.
Future program dates are
March 16, April 13, May 18, June
15, July 13, Aug. 17, Sept 14 aind
Oct 12. There will be no pro-
gram in November or December.

Tree pruning
The Nassau County Extension
will offer a tree pruning program
on Feb. 24 from 9-10 a.m. at the
Way property, 450368 Old Dixie
Hwy. in Callahan.
The free education program
will be given by Rebecca Jordi,
horticulture extension agent, to
demonstrate proper pruning
techniques on live oak species.
If you plan to attend, call (904)
879-1019 or e-mail Jordi at rljor-


FradnP.O. Box 222
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035


A different kind of Valentine

Have you gotten to know the
women at the Barnabas Center yet?
What an impressive group they are,
both paid staff and volunteers. We
became acquainted when I wrote a
City Sidebar about their "House of
Possibilities" featuring the Pippi
Longstocking House last November.
Their drive, their intelligence and
their desire to help others in our
community make them a remarkably
successful group of women.
Gail Niedernhofer is one of those
impressive women. She's only lived
here 4 1/2 years, but has wasted no
time in becoming a vital contributor
to our island life. She comes to us via
a cotton plantation house that she
and her husband restored near
Manassas, Va.; before that, she'd run
a blood bank in Ann Arbor, Mich.
She went on to explain that she had
once upon a'time done the "kid-real
estate-antiques-Reagan White
House" thing. I didn't dare ask what
she'd done in her spare time.
Now Gail runs the food bank at
Baranabas; more about that later,
because when Gail called me the
other day, she wanted to talk about
one of her other pet projects, the
Guardian ad Litem program in
Nassau County.
A guardian's role, Gail explained,
is to be an advocate for Nassau
County's children who are allegedly
abused, neglected or abandoned,
and who are now involved in court
proceedings for one reason or anoth-
er. Specific duties include gathering
information and reporting it to the

Cara Curtin


court, monitor-
ing the case to
be sure the
child involved is
receiving the
care and atten-
tion he or she
needs, and then
to be a
for that child
during all of the
palavering and
legal wrangling
that we adults
are so good at.
The reason
for Gail's cry for

help becomes evident when you
realize that we have 72 cases on the
docket as I write this, but only 29
guardians to be their advocate.
Forty-three more cases are waiting
to have guardians assigned to them;
if these 43 cases come to court
before a guardian is assigned, the
children involved will go to court
with no one to speak on their behalf.
With all of the talent, brains and
energy we have on this island, I
should think we'd be able to respond
to the children of this county when
they cry for help. Call Gail at
Barnabas at 261-7000 if you'd like to
be part of the solution. The next
training session starts on Monday,
which I think is entirely appropriate;
you can be a different kind of
Valentine this year.
When you do talk to Gail, be sure
to ask her about the Barnabas food

bank. She mentioned to me that the
shelves are quite bare these days,
but we still have hungry families.
Since eating is one of my favorite
hobbies, I picked up on this chal-
lenge right away. And since I was
taught to fix twice as much food as
necessary so no one would go to bed
hungry, I was quite alarmed at the
thought that perhaps not everyone
around here goes to bed with a full
belly. The next time we go to Publix,
let's add one of those Barnabas
brown bags of food to our carts.
Better yet, bring $5 worth of food
to the Sailor's Wife Book Exchange
(702 Centre St., in Eileen's Art &
Antiques Centre) and I'll give you a
free paperback in return. Gail men-
tioned that she had only one jar of
peanut butter on the shelf when we
talked the other day, so let's call this
the PB&J Sale. Of course, you can
bring any nonperishable food items
to me, but try to include some
peanut butter and jelly for the kids.
To keep from going bankrupt
when thousands of you flock to my
shop to swap your food for one of my
books, please limit your visits to me
to once a week. And since we want
to replenish the Barnabas food
larder quickly, let's put a deadline of
March 11 on this offer. That's a
month to the day, so even those of
you who procrastinate as badly as I
do can get around to putting this
quick errand on your schedule.
Kids and peanut butter; they just
go together just about as well as
reading and eating, don't they?

Health Fair scheduled Saturday

Learn about fitness, pain management,
healthy recreation, skin care and more at a
Health Fair on Saturday at 2126 Sadler Road in
Sadler Square, next to KP's Deli.
Sponsored by Pilates of Amelia, all partici-
pants in the fair are small local businesses and
individuals actively working to improve the
health and quality of life of local residents. They
include: Pilates of Amelia, Larry Ogilvie, LMT,
Ocean Potion, EcoWater Systems, Sherri
Hopkins, RN.; Perfect Tan & Hammocks, and
Ron Philos' School of Golf.
The Health Fair will follow an "open house"
format. All participants will be present from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Each will have a table/area inside
Pilates of Amelia. Those attending will be able
to stop by each area to receive more information
and samples, register for drawings and talk to
the representatives. Each business participant
will have door prizes and giveaways as well as
free samples and snacks.
At the fair, Pilates of Amelia certified instruc-
tor Susan Gagnier, who trained with Authentic
Pilates in Philadelphia and New York City, and
qualified instructor Sara Sammons-Ulmer will
offer individual 10-minute introductions to
pilates sessions explaining basic fitness con-
cepts for floor and apparatus exercises. They will
also provide rang6 of motion assessments. It
offers both private lessons and group mat class-
es to support a healthy lifestyle.
Larry Ogilvie, LMT; specializes in Active
Release Technique (ART), a soft tissue mas-
sage treatment that helps over-used muscles
release pain. He is nationally certified and state
licensed both in massage therapy and neuro-
muscular therapy. At the fair Ogilvie will provide
individual 5-minute demonstrations of ART, and
provide information about physical medicine

and how it relates to massage therapy and ART.
Ocean Potion was the first in the suncare
industry to market a full line of broad-spectrum
protection products using Parsol 1789. Regional
manager Frank Gagnier Sr. of Amelia Island
will educate the consumer on the proper use of
suncare products and display a full range of
Ocean Potion skin care products.
EcoWater Systems is a local family owned
business. Owners Charles and linda Morrell
will be offering free home water testing to those
who sign up, and have samples of bottled water
of the type people could have at their home.
Sherri Hopkins, R.N., is a Shaklee
Independent Distributor who will give out infor-
mation on nutritional supplements. She will also
be giving out information on health and wellness
and how lifestyle changes can improve the qual-
ity of life.
Perfect Tan & Hammocks provides tanning,
air brush tanning (UV free), and skin care. It
also sells hammocks, swings and rockers.
Owners "Dutch" and Maggie DeVries will
inform the public of the benefits of controlled
and safe indoor tanning and skin care.
They will also be offering and demonstrating
airbrush tans for the face, and have samples of
tanning lotions and display one of their ham-
mock swings.
Ron Philos' School of Golf, located at the
Long Point Golf Club at Amelia Island
Plantation, has trained professionals dedicated
to helping golfers improve their game or get
started correctly. The former head profession-
al at the club, he was ranked as a number'one
teacher of the year by Golf Digest
In addition to prizes offered by each partic-
ipating business, those attending can register
with EcoWater for a chance to win a Ford
Mustang convertible, with the drawing to be
held this fall.

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(904) 261-0347 BUSINESS
(800) 262-0347 TOLL FREE
A (904) 415-1303 CELLLAR


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1415 Sadler Road
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
OFFICE (904) 277-9700
TOLL FREE (800) 227-9701
S:: DIRECT (904) 557-8344
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Hospitals give to FCCJ's

nursing programs

Baptist Health, Brooks
Rehabilitation Hospital, Mayo
Clinic, St. Luke's Hospital, St.
Vincent's Medical Center and
Shands Jacksonville recently
agreed to join resources and
donate a combined $380,000 to
Florida Community College's nurs-
ing (R.N.) program.
The donation, to be delivered
over the course of three years, will
!help retain current nursing faculty
,and aid in recruiting new nursing
"With this generous gift,
;Florida Community College, the
fourth largest producer of associ-
ate in science degree nursing grad-
uates in the nation, will be able to
recruit and retain the best nurs-
ing faculty," said college President
,Steven Wallace.
"This gift also affirms the con-
dtinuing partnership the college has
'enjoyed with local health care
*providers," said Wallace. The fund-
ing is earmarked to help retain cur-
rent nursing faculty and to help fill
faculty vacancies.
Additionally, Memorial Hospital
Jacksonville, Orange Park Medical
Center, and Specialty Hospital
Jacksonville have agreed to
provide funding totaling $250,000
over a three-year period to support
the associate degree nursing pro-,
According to North Campus
President Barbara Darby, college
administrators projected what it
would cost to retain the current
faculty at a competitive rate, along
with the cost to recruit and com-
pensate new faculty members.

They then proposed their plan to
local hospitals, seeking funding,
with the promise of maintaining
current admission levels and
numbers of graduates to meet
the unprecedented need for nurs-
"Florida Community College's
Department of Nursing currently
has eight full-time faculty vacan-
cies," said Darby. "There is, how-
ever, no shortage of students seek-
ing admission to the nursing
program. In 2002-3, we had almost
650 qualified students who were
turned away from our program at.
North Campus because we can
only accommodate a finite num-
ber of students per year. With the
generous assistance of the hospi-
tals and medical centers, we can
offer competitive salaries to those
master's-degree prepared nurses
who are ready and willing to teach,
and in turn, offer more students
the chance to step into this caring
Robert Walters, Mayo
Clinic/St. Luke's Administrator,
representing the CEOs of the con-
tributing hospitals, stated "Our
patients' needs for high-quality
nursing care can only be met if
there are a sufficient number of
well-trained nurses available. This
requires high-quality teachers. Our
hospitals are committed to this ini-
tiative which protects, and ideally
enhances, patientcare."
North Campus is located at
4501 Capper Road. For informa-
tion about nursing or other health-
care programs at North Campus,
call (904) 646-2300.



Science fair

Fernandina Beach High School chemistry and biology teacher Ed Garcia, left, judges
FBHS senior Justin DeStefano on his science fair exhibit. DeStefano's project displayed
the results of his experimentation on fruit ripening. About 80 junior and senior students
from environmental science classes participated in the FBHS science fair recently at the
'school's library. Participation by other students was voluntary, and one ninth grade hon-
ors biology student, as well as one tenth grade honors chemistry student, took advantage
of the opportunity.

Teen Court set for Tuesday

Students from all middle or sen-
ior high schools (ages 11-18) are
invited to participate in Nassau
County Teen Court on Tuesday at
the judicial complex, 76347
Veterans Way in Yulee just before
the FCCJ campus.
All interested students wishing
to be on the volunteer jury or
to act as attorneys, court clerks or
bailiffs can sign up through
their school guidance office or by
attending court and signing up

then. Students earn two hours of
community service credit that
can be used for the Florida
Scholarship program, local 4H pro-
grams, Scouts and other such activ-
* Volunteers need to arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Court
begins promptly at 6 p.m.
For information or to partici-
pate as an attorney, contact Teen
Court Coordinator Charles Griffin
at 548-4600.

at the Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, Yulee
760 William Burgess Blvd., LOCATED 1/2 MILE EAST OF 1-95 INTERSECTION
Featuring Musical Entertainment by


Mike Hendrix GuitarNocals r '.
Alan Ralph MandolinNocals N
-U" II Eil _~ U_ I_ I it EI Ul

lullye -alph iKeyboara/vocals
Scott Kessler Bass/Vocals ..

FRIDAY, FEB. I IT 7:30 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M.
Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy Courtyard Nights.
Alcoholic beverages not allowed.
Event is' free & open to the public.

Learning fair
Laurie Kepner, center, new principal at Atlantic Elementary School, talks to parents of
first-grade pupils about the expectations in second grade at her school, including "what
they can do to work with their children and to get them better prepared." She spoke at a
learning fair for parents held recently at Southside Elementary School.

'Reading Super Bowl
The fourth and fifth grade classes at Emma Love Hardee Elementary School are com-
peting in a "Reading Super Bowl."
Students are taking tests on Accelerated Reading books and earning points. One hun-
dred points scores a touchdown and each point earns a ticket. As of Jan. 31, the fifth
graders led 2,115 points to 1,209 points. (Score: 126 to 72)
Pictured is Devon Lendry with teachers Kathy Hill and Rose Bennett. Devon won two
tickets to the NFL Experience in a drawing held Jan. 28 at the school. The tickets were
donated by Bennett, who received them for her work as a volunteer with Super Bowl
XXXIX. A second drawing was held Friday for Waves of Welcome bracelets. This is the
second year that Hill and Larry Sylvester have organized the Reading Super Bowl at the

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Woman's Club
Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club is currently raising money
to support its scholarship fund.
Scholarships are presented to
senior women at Fernandina
Beach High School during the
May meeting. Last year three
$1,000 scholarships were award-
ed to three FBHS senior women.
Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club currently has tickets avail-
able for $1 donation for a chance
to win one of the following:
18 holes of golf for four at
The Golf Club of Amelia Island.
Sunday brunch for 4 at
Amelia Island Plantation
Golf at Long Point on
Amelia Island Plantation ($20
cart fee)
$100 savings bond from
First Coast Community Bank
Tickets are available from
Woman's Club members and
Little Women. The drawing will
be held at the April 6 meeting.
Eligible Fernandina Beach
High School senior girls may
pick up an application in the high
school guidance office. The dead-
line is March 1.

Association of Realtors
The Florida Association of
Realtors (FAR) announces its
2004-5 Scholarship/Essay Con-
test. Open to high school seniors,
entrants are eligible for up to
$6,500 in scholarship funding,
with a total of $41,000 available.
To enter, students submit an,
essay of 500 words or less,
addressing the topic "How Does
A Realtor Professional Benefit
The Community?"
Nassau County's three high
schools have already received a
packet containing the rules.
Entries must be submitted to
FAR no later than March 25.
For information contact your
high school guidance office or
call Sherry at the Amelia Island-
Nassau County Association of
Realtors at 261-8133.

The Amelia Island Chapter
Daughters of the American
Revolution will award three $500
scholarships this school year.
There will be one recipient from
each of the three Nassau County
-high schools. The award will go
ti. the tdp qualifying graduating
high school senior who is accept-
ed to a school of higher educa-
This will be AIDAR's third
year awarding a scholarship to a
graduating senior.
Interested students must
obtain the application package
from their guidance department
Return them to the guidance
office by March 28 before 1 p.m.

Paid seminars
Florida teachers are invited to
apply for an all-expense-paid
summer seminar at the Florida
Center for Teachers in St.
Each week-long seminar is a
hands-on program that takes
teachers into the field to explore
topics of interest: Asian
Religions, Harlem Renaissance,
Sense of Place, Ethics and Issues
in the Press, and Los Latinos.
Sponsored and conducted by
the Florida Humanities Council,
the FCT program is open to all
Florida teachers with a minimum
of three years of experience.
Each seminar is limited to 25
teachers pre-K through 12-
media specialists and counselors
included. In-service credit is
available. Applications and pro-
gram descriptions can be
obtained at www.flahum.org or
by calling (727) 553-3808.

Boys & Girls

annual dinner
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast
Florida (BGCNF) will hold its annu-
al Youth of the Year Dinner on
March 8 at San Jose Country Club,
7529 San Jose Blvd. A reception
will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and
program at 7 p.m.
Guest speaker is David Condon,
chairman and CEO of DNS
Associates. Since 1986 Condon has
worked with nonprofit agencies and
volunteer organizations around the

United States to raise millions for
their capital campaign drives.
The Youth of the Year is a
national program administered by
Boys & Girls Clubs of America that
recognizes individual club mem-
bers' exemplary character, superi-
or leadership, academic achieve-
ment and outstanding service to
their clubs and communities.
Five regional winners selected
from among the state winners will
compete for the national honor in
Washington, D.C., where the pres-
ident will announce the National
Youth of the Year at a White House
ceremony in September. The win-
ner receives a $10,000 scholarship
from Reader's Digest Foundation.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Femandina Beach
General Election will be conducted at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, 2500 Atlantic Avenue, for PRECINCT 102 and the Elm Street
Recreation Center/Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 1200 Elm Street, for
PRECINCT 101, Femandina Beach, Florida on Tuesday, April 12, 2005
between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of elect-
ing one candidate from Group Two (2) and one candidate from Group
Three (3) for members of the City Commission, and for voting on Straw
Ballot for Mayor. The qualifying period for candidates for Group Two and
Group Three for members of the City Commission begins on February
11, 2005 and ends on March 14, 2005. Qualifying packets may be
obtained from the City Clerk, City Hall, 204 Ash Street, Femandina
Beach, Florida, during business hours of 8:00 a.m through 5:00 p.m.
The City of Femandina Beach does not discriminate on the basis of
handicapped status in the admission -or access to, or treatment or
employment in, its programs or activities. Please contact the under-
signed at (904) 277-7305 if any assistance or aid is needed.
Dated at Fernandina Beach, Florida this 31st day of January, 2005.
Reference: F.S. 100.021 / City Code 34
-s- Cassandra P. Mitchell
City Clerk



FBMS fine arts DVD
Don't miss this opportunity
to see the Fine Arts Department
at Fernandina Beach Middle
School in action. It all has been
captured on DVD by FMIB
Productions and made available
to the public. "An Evening With
the Arts" showcases thte talents
of the students during the holi-
day season. To obtain a copy,
call Shaw Lane at FMBS at 321-
5867. A $10 donation is request-
ed. All proceeds will be used to
purchase art materials.

SAC meeting
The regular meeting of the
School Advisory Council will
take place at 2:45 p.m. on Feb.
14 in the Southside Elementary
School cafeteria. Parents and
the community are invited.

Dessert of Amelia
Desserts of Amelia, an annu-
al fund-raiser for Fernandina
Beach Middle School, will be
held Feb. 18 from 7-9 p.m. in the
cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and are
available at the door or from the
school. Enjoy coffee, punch and
all the desserts you can eat.
There will be a gift basket auc-
tion, door prizes and drawings.

Garage sale
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High School multipurpose
Tickets are $10 per person
and include a buffet dinner of
heavy hours 'd'oeuvres, desserts
and beverages.
Stroll down memory lane
spanning the decades of jazz
from the 1920s to the 1950s. The
school's national champion
cheerleaders will be the chorus
girls and dancers.
This is a multidisciplinary
project involving the FBHS Jazz
Band, cheerleaders, FBHS
Culinary Arts as well as the help
and support of students, faculty
and staff. Many community
organizations and enterprises
are donating time and merchan-
For more information, con-
tact Ray MacQueen at the high
school, 491-7937.

Fall registration
Registration for the fall
school year is open at the
Amelia Island Parent
Cooperative Preschool for chil-
dren ages 2, 3 and 4 years. The
school is run by parents who
take turns assisting teachers in
the classroom. It is located in
the Peck Center on 516 South
10th St. Children must reach
school age by Sept 1. Space is
limited. Call 261-1161.

Montessori openings

Alpna Delta Kappa, an minterna- The Amelia Island
tional, non-profit, honorary Montessori School is now
sorority of women educators, is accepting applications for the
sponsoring a garage sale. 2005-6 school year. Openings
The gargantuantuangarage sale are available for children aged
with more than 25 families rep- 18 months through kinder-
resented will be held Feb. 19 garten
from 9 a.m.-lp.m. at Emma One of the characteristics of
Love Hardee Elementary School the Montessori classroom is
in Fernandina Beach. All pro- multi-age groupings, creating a
ceeds will be used to sponsor family-like environment. The
college scholarships for Nassau younger children have mentors
County high school graduates. and the older children learn
F day leadership. The toddler program
un y is for children 18 months to
The Fernandina Beach High three years old. The primary
School Interact Club will host program is for children aged 3
the Fifth Annual Kid's Fun Day to 6. Toddler and primary class-
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26 at es meet daily, 9 a.m. to noon,
Central Park. with kindergarten dismissal at
The event is free for children 2:45 p.m. Before and after
ages three to seven. There will school care is available.
be games, prizes, face painting The Amelia Island
and tattoos, jumping funhouses, Montessori School is an affiliate
an art booth, concessions and, -, :'f the American Montessori
fun. ,asiness~aindivuiduaqls .e.-SoieDy and is accredited by the
wishingto niak-a-donatibnt, Florida Kindergarten Council.
support the event may contact Scholarships are available for
Dawn Karpel at the FBHS qualifying students. Call 261-
Interact Club at 261-5713. 6610 for more information or
visit www.ameliaislandmontes-
Father-.da rlihtPr hall sori.com.

Faith Christian Academy
presents the Fifth Annual
Father-Daughter Ball from 6:30-
9:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Amelia
Island Plantation Pavilion. Live
entertainment, dancing, raffles,
hors d'oeuvres and professional
photography. Attire is semi-for-
mal. For fathers and daughters
of all ages. Tickets are $60 for
father and daughter and $15 for
each additional daughter, memo-
ry book included. Tickets may
be purchased Monday through
Friday at the academy. 321-2137.

Rummage sale
Amelia Island Montessori
School will, hold a fund-raiser
"Rummage Sale" on March 11
and 12 at the corner of 14th and
Lime streets in front of the
movie theater. Call 261-6610 to
arrange the drop off or pick-up
of donated items. Proceeds will
go to help build the school's
new facility at Amelia Park.
Jazz night
Enjoy an evening of jazz and,
entertainment March 15 at 6:30
p.m. in the Fernandina Beach


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Spanish classes from 11 a.m. to
noon on Wednesdays. Call
(904) 246-5744 for locations,
information and other available
language classes. Cost is $10
per hour of class.
Junior cotillions
The National League of
Junior Cotillions (NIJC), a pro-
gram of etiquette, character edu-
cation and social dance training
for middle and junior high
school students, has announced
plans to expand its program in
Florida to include Nassau
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Callahan Middle School eighth grade English teachers Jean Lamar andLissa Braddock pose with six students who qualified for,
this year's limousine ride to Fernandina Beach. They are Jacob Loveless, Michelle Falkcom, Erica Walters, Michael Beonett,, Paul
Tippins and Lewis Martin.

Students make the grade or limo ride

For the News-Leader
Six West Nassau High School
students won a limousine ride and
lunch at Fernandina Beach
Thursday as a result of meeting cer-
tain academic criteria while stu-
dents at Callahan Middle School
last year.
Students who qualified for this
year's ride were Michael Bennett,
Erica Walters, Michelle Falkcom,
Paul Tippins, Lewis Martin and
Jacob Loveless.
They were accompanied by their
CMS 8th-grade English teachers,
Lissa Braddock, Jean Lamar and
guidance counselor Carol

Braddock. The ate lunch at Brett's
Waterway Cafe and enjoyed a walk
down Centre Street, said Lissa
Braddock. They returned at 2 p.m.
Lissa Braddock said this year,
the students' right to invite a friend
had to be waived because there
would have been too many to take
the ride.
"The criteria is so stringent, that
generally there are only 3 or 4, but
this time were six," she said.
"Because there were six, we did-
n't have a limo big enough to
accommodate 12," she said.
Actually this is the second con-
secutive year that more than 4 stu-
dents qualified.
Carol Braddock said the

CMS gears up for FCAT

On Feb. 14-17, Callahan Middle
School, with the support of local
sponsors, is hosting its first ever
FCAT 500, a series of relay races,
contests and activities with the
focus on FCAT testing, while taking
on a Nascar theme.
Principal James Rodeffer is
excited about the pui-pose of the
weeklong event '"To motivate
students for the FCAT, promote
good citizenship and a worthy char-
ity and to also reduce (stu-
dents') stress by having some
The FCAT 500 kicks off with a
poster contest Monday. Student-
designed posters illustrating a
Nascar theme along with an FCAT
success message will be due on
this day.
Tuesday is Vote for your
Favorite Nascar Driver Day. The
Nassau County Supervisor of
Elections will set out official touch-
screen voting machines for the stu-
dents to cast their vote for their
favorite driver from the 2004 Race
for the Championship top 10. The
school's no-hats rules will be
scratched for the day and students
will be allowed to wear a Nascar
hat for a $5 donation to the Victory
Junction Camp charity for children
with chronic illnesses (victo-

In addition, all students dressing
in Nascar attire can pay $1 to enter
a best-dressed fan contest. All pro-
ceeds will be donated to the Victory
Junmcti'.n Camp. Students par tici
paLing will be eliglblIe" prizes
donated by local merchants at
lunch for each grade level.
On Wednesday, 12 members
from each grades' teams will be
randomly selected to participate in
a Tricycle Relay Race. It will consist
of at least three laps around the
school's athletic track. All remain-
ing students and teachers will be
arranged in teams around the track
to cheer on their competing team-
The poster contest winners will
also be announced and awarded
this day.
Thursday marks the last day of
the FCAT 500, with Remote Control
Car Races. Learning gain and high
standard students will be selected
from each grades' teams to com-
pete in this relay where students
will have to operate race cars in a
series of races in the gym in front
of the entire school.
Parents are welcome to attend
FCAT 500 events.
The FCAT testing will be admin-
istered beginning Feb. 28 through
March 1 and March 7-8.

Callahan Middle School Advisory
Council, a group of teachers and
parents, paid for the "limo" ride and
The state gives the advisory
council a certain amount of money
per student each year, "to do with
what they feel benefits the students,
so they agreed to pay for this," Carol
Braddock said.
In order to qualify for the lim-
ousine ride, the students must
achieve a 5.5 or better score on the
writing Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (FCAT), have a
score of at least 340 on the reading
and math FCAT, and a score of 80
or better on the Norm Reference
(NRT) ,of the FCAT. They also had

to have been on the A-B honor roll
all year, have ,no more than three
absences and no suspensions.
This year students ordered from
menus faxed to, the school prior, to
the trip, said Carol Braddock ...
She said last year, they ordered
their desserts and asked the restau-
rant to hold them so they wouldn't
have to carry them during their
walk. Then they took their walk
down Centre Street and forgot to go
back and pick up their cheesecake
and brownies. They were on their
way home when they remembered
the desserts and went all the way
back to get them. .
"We were going to get those
desserts," she said. .



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time at

big game

Most people who
closely follow
sports have their
own personal
checklist of events that they
would like to attend at some
point in their lifetime. I have
been to the Masters, the U.S.
Open Golf Tournament and
the U.S. Open Tennis
Tournament, but still have a
long list of things not yet
done. I have yet to make it to
the Daytona 500, the
Kentucky Derby, an NCAA
men's basketball champi-
onship game and the World
Series to name a few. But as
of last week, I can now cross
the Super Bowl off my list of
things to do.
I was fortunate to receive
an invitation to go along with
three of my friends for club
section seating at Alltel
Stadium. Like most people,
we would make a full day of it
and arrived about six hours
before kickoff. After some
quick tailgaiting, we headed
down to the stadium grounds
to take in the sights and
Looking at all the various
Patriot and Eagles fans was
quite entertaining. I was
amazed at the number of
team songs the Eagles fans
recited throughout the after-
noon as well as during the
game. It reminded me of a
scene in the movie "The Hunt
for the Red October," where
the Russian sailors all break
into song, as I watched not
knowing any of the words.
After listening to a free
concert outside the stadium
by the band Kansas (who
kny they had four or five hit
songs) we then headed inside
the club section. Once inside,
it was almost as if I had
stepped into the ESPYs with
celebrities and star athletes
During the evening,'I was
able to meet former heavy-
weight boxing champion
Evander Holyfield, former
Georgia Tech and Detroit
Pistons star John Salley, for-
mer Bills quarterback Jim
Kelly, Hall of Famer Dr. J
(Julius Erving) and Sports
Illustrated swimsuit model
Marissa Miller.
They were all very nice
and engaging and were more
than willing to stop for peo-
ple, pose for pictures and
sign autographs. It really was
unbelievable, and the game
hadn't even gotten started.
Finally kickoff was
approaching and I took my
seat. Although I have been to
several Jaguar games, this
was truly something special.
You could feel the excitement
in the crowd and it was a fan-
tastic time, even though I had
no real interest in who won or
Paul McCartney sounded
great and the light and card
show was really phenomenal.
Wayne Weaver has indicat-
ed that he will begin to apply .
again to host a Super Bowl,
likely after a five-year wait It
was a great moment for our
area and the city of
Jacksonville, and truly some-
thing I will never forget.
This column is written to
discuss issues regarding sports,
medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replace-
ment for treatment by your reg-
ular doctor It is only designed
to offer guidelines on the pre-
vention, recognition and care
of injuries and illness. Specific
concerns should be discussed
with your physician. Mail your
questions to Gregory Smith,
M.D., Sports Medicine, 1250
S. 18th Street, Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
For appointments, call 261-
8787 or visit

Greg Smith, left, and
Evander Holyfield at the
Super Bowl.





Fernandina Beach High School senior wrestlers gathered around their coach, Mike Emanuel, Tuesday night before the final
home match of the season. It was the last dual match for the Pirates this season and the final match for Emanuel, who will be
leaving for Kentucky when the school year ends. He has been at the helm of the Pirate program for 18 years. Pictured from
left are Brandon Barnett, Tony Cruz, Luis Zambrano, Duncan Davis, Christian Benecke, Emanuel, Ricky Lowary, Austin
Rankin, Tim Poynter and Kurt Foutz.,1More photos, 15A.

Farewell tosenior.s, Coach E

Nine-team district

tourney Saturday -

for Pirate grapplers

,e News Leadiffosa. .
w (Con (vW) I-APAIA r 1-
It was the final home match for nine senior
wrestlers at Fernandina Beach High School Tuesda3.
and before the match against Baker County, the boys
and their coach were honored.
Mike Emanuel will be leaving at the end of the
school year after 18 years as the wrestling coach at
"I'm not in a rut," Emanuel said. '"This is a fantas-
tic job. You can easily put things on the back burner..
My bags are packed with everything I need to do. I'm ,
leaving a legacy." q,
Emanuel's legacy includes 10 district champi-
onships (1992-2001) and 25 state qualifiers. Two for- Mike and Lisa Emanuel and their son, Ace, will be leaving Fernandina
mer Pirates Rudy Leming and Schad Freeman-- Beach for Kentucky in May. Coach E has been the wrestling coach at
placed as high as second in the state. Fernandina Beach High School the last 18 seasons. James Devlin, below,
Emanuel, wife Lisa and their son Ace, a freshman won his match in 1:16 Tuesday against Baker County. It was the final home
at FBHS, will be heading to the hills of Kentucky to match for the Pirate grapplers.
be closer to family.
"I have 12 acres to cut wood on so I can do that for
a while," Emanuel said.
He holds a masters degree in pool therapy and
plans to work with the handicapped in Princeton, Ky.
Emanuel moved to the area in 1979, coaching
defense for the Pirate football program and teaching
in Yulee. He returned after attending graduate school
in Wisconsin and stints in West Virginia, Pennsylvania
,and New Jersey.
He revived the wrestling program at FBHS.
"I was always told if it's not fun, don't do it,"
Emanuel said. "When you stop having fun, it's time to
find a new thing."
The Emanuels' son, Aaron, is attending college in .
Lexington, Ky., now
Emantuel and his wrestlers wrapped up the regu-
lar season Tuesday at home with Baker County. The .
Pirates won 59-18 over the Wildcats. "
The Pirate grapplers head to Wolfson Saturday
for the nine-team district tournament. After clinching .
10 titles in a row, the Pirates settled for second place
the last three years, finishing behind University
Christian in 2002 and behind Wolfson in 20034.
WRESTLE Continued on 15A .d'



Pirates cap

the season

tonight at

West Nassau

The Pirates head to Callahan
tonight to take on West Nassau's
Warriors in the regular season
finale. The 14-9 Fernandina Beach
High School boys basketball team
beat Episcopal Monday but fell to
Bolles the following night.
"Episcopal was an opportunity
for us to let everybody play," FBHS
Coach Matt Schreiber said. "I think
everybody played at least eight
The Pirates jumped out to a 12-
2 lead-on the Eagles but were
matched point-for-point in the third
and fourth quarters.
"We did a pretty good job defen-
sively of not really letting them get
easy shots," Schreiber said. "We
were able to use our depth to keep
fresh people in the game and wear
them down. It was a little disap-
pointing we couldn't build on our
"It's a hard balance between
knowing that your seniors, most of
them. are n-ever going to play bas-
ketball for their school again and
wanting tlu make sure they can get
as much out .,f the experience as
possible and then also get a little
indication ot whatyou have coming
back next year and making sure
you're as ready as you can be for
your district tournamienl."
The Pirate- won 54-43 over
Epi.s.pal .vith JonAlbertie leading
the way with 13 points and six
rebounds. He also had four steals,
an assist and a blocked shot.
Terrence Albertie had eight points
and five rebounds.
"\'e got off to a slow start
against Bulles." Schreiber said.
W\e played them even from
halfway through first quarter on.
"We really got strong perform-
ances from seniors Casey Lowe,
J.D. Phillips and Otis Green and
also Marcus Johnson."
The Pirates were edged by
Bolles 62-57. Lowe scored 20
points, Johnson had 13, Green had
10 and Phillips chipped in eight.
Ja'Sean Washington pulled down
eight boards.
The junior varsity plays at 6
p.m. tonight and the varsity tilt is
7:30 p.m. at West Nassau.
Schreiber said he expects to
play Bishop Kenny Wednesday at
Raines in the first round of the dis-
trict tournament. The tournament
continues Feb. 18-19.

Lady Pirates advance
The Fernandina Beach High
School girls basketball team defeat-
ed Raines 67-49 Tuesday in the
District 54A tournament at Bishop
Kenny to advance to the semifinal
against Andrew Jackson Thursday.
A win would put the Lady Pirates
in the title game tonight.
Laci Roberts led FBHS with 13
points. Wooda Smith scored 12,
India Johnson had 11 and Cassie
Justyn chipped in 10.

Unbeaten Maniacs win crown at Cape Coast tournament

The Amelia Island Maniacs 12-and-under
volleyball team swept the field at the Cape
Coast tournament on Saturday to capture the
crown and remain undefeated for the season.
The Maniacs went 3-0 in pool play, defeat-
ing Big Lake South 25-17, 25-15, Cape Coast
25-8, 25-23 and Orlando Volleyball Red Team
25-22, 25-18. The Maniacs used their supe-
rior serving and passing to run an effective
attack that kept their opponents on the
defensive, according to Coach Joe Cockrell.
The semifinal match against Florida Elite
was the tightest match of the tournament,
according to Cockrell. The Maniacs started
slowly and lost the first game 25-21 and then
jumped back to win the second 25-16. Just
when momentum seemed to have swung
their way, the Maniacs fell behind quickly
and were facing eight match points down 14-
6. Hope Swan stepped up to serve at 14-7 and
delivered nine big serves to clinch the vic-
tory for the Maniacs.
The Maniacs then played their strongest
match in the final to defeat Big Lake (No. 1)
25-18, 25-17.
"The match against Florida Elite was the
biggest comeback I've ever been a part of,"

Bales blocks
her Big
Lakes oppo-
nent as
(No. 3) looks

Cockrell said. "After Hope served two or
three serves, Coach Ellen (Daley) and I
commented to each other that we would
rather have no other player serving at such
a time. She's a fighter. I called Hope a real
bulldog because of her determination. It
was meant to be a compliment, but since
she's a Gator fan she didn't appreciate it.
"Most of the teams we play have only
two or three strong servers. Most of our
players can hit strong overhand serves.
Also, we don't settle for just getting the ball
over the net. We run an offense and try to
set up an attack on each point. We're doing
really well, but we still have much to work
on. We've played some good teams, but
there are some powerhouses out there that
we haven't faced yet."
Top servers for the day were Brittany
Cumberland with 37, Emmalee Bales with 3,
and Swan with 28. Bales had eight kills and
Caroline Garner had 10 assists.
Other team members who all played and
contributed are Tori Carter, Abby Cockrell,
Lizzie Cumberland, Cori Kennett, Amelia
Mickler, Cameron Springer and Savannah

M .. 11 Ig. I C JR. --e: ., Wls 'm -Al





Kenan Roland

Men will be reliving their
high school days Saturday
when the Nassau County
Old Timers kick off their
annual grudge match at 5
p.m. at Fernandina Beach
High School. The east side
will take on the county's
west side in a full-contact
football game. Above and
left, the east side players
have been practicing in
Callahan and at the Ybor
Alvarez softball complex on
Bailey Road in Fernandina
Beach in preparation for
the big game.

Soccer, basketball players honored

Kenan Roland is a senior at
Fernandina Beach High School
and is her school's student-athlete
of the week.
Roland is a member of the
Fernandina Beach High School
girls basketball team and also plays
first base for the Lady Pirate soft-
ball team.
An honor student, Roland is a
member of the National Honor
Society and Little Women.
She plans to attend Auburn
University and study communica-

Jane Bennett is a senior and
played forward for the West
Nassau High School girls soccer
team. She also holds a green belt in
karate and enjoys boxing in her
spare time.,
An A-B student, Bennett is also
a squadron commander for the
Navy Jr. ROTC program at West
Bennett plans to join the Air
Force and then pursue a career as
a paralegal and ultimately a lawyer.
Latesha Henry is a sophomore
post for the Hilliard Middle-Senior

High School girls basketball team.
She scored her season high of 22
points against West Nassau.
An A-B student, Henry plans to
attend college.
The student-athlete program
honors Nassau County's top high
school athletic and academic
achievers, who are selected by
their respective school's athletic
director. The program is sponsored
by Rick Keffer Chrysler-Dodge-
Jeep, and those honored are listed
each week on signs outside the
dealership on AlA in Yulee.


Feb. 11 at West Nassau
Feb. 16-19 District at Raines

FBHS 59, Baker County 18
103-Austin Rankin won by forfeit
112-James Devlin won 1:16
119-Daniel Perrone won by forfeit
125-Jamie Crowther lost 1:53
130-Shane McNeil won 1:25
135-Chris McDonald lost 16-9
140-Christian Benecke won 2:56
145-Duncan Davis won 18-3
152-Kurt Foutz lost 10-8
160-Tim Poynter won 2:29
171-Brandon Little won 3:01
189-Ricky Lowary won by forfeit
215-Luis Zambrano won 2:53
Hwt-Tony 9ru Tost2:11
JV-145-Zach Sharpe lost 4:13

WRESTLE Continued from 14A

"Ift's a tough one," Emanuel said of the district competi-
The field includes host Wolfson, FBHS, Bartram Trail,
Terry Parker, Raines, Ribault, Paxon, Englewood, and Andrew
"Individually, I've got a really good feeling," Emanuel said.
"I think we're going to peak around the time that we should.
"We're wrestling smarter and more advanced technique. We
have to work on conditioning. We have to be in an attack mode
for six minutes. No timeout. No rescue.
"This team has made its mark with me. They're entertain-
ing and just good kids. I like to be around them."
Wrestling starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wolfson High School'
in Jacksonville.


L. 1

Benecke is
a four-time
and holds
a 22-6



Feb. 8,10, 12 District at Bishop Kenny
Feb. 8 First Pitch Classic at First Coast 4:30
Feb. 10 First Pitch Classic at First Coast TBA
Feb. 16 at Mandarin (JV) 6:00
Feb. 17 ANDREW JACKSON* 5:00
Feb. 18 ORANGE PARK 5/7:00
Feb. 22 RIDGEVIEW 5:00
Feb. 24 at Raines* 5:00
Feb 25. at West Nassau 5/7:00
March 1 BISHOP KENNY* 4:30/6:30
March 3 at Episcopal 4:30/6:30
March 4 at Palatka 5/6:00
March 8 at Stanton* 4:30/6:30
March 10 HILLIARD 6:00
March 11 at Orange Park 5/7:00
March 15 FIRST COAST* 5/7:00
March 17 NEASE (JV) 6:00
March 21-22 Wolfson Tournament at Victoria Park
March29' WEST NASSAU (JV) 6:00
April 5 at First Coast 5/7:00
April 7 at Bishop Kenny 4/6:00
April 8 WEST NASSAU 6:00
April 11 at Nease 6:30
April 14 at Baker County 6:00
April 15 at Ridgeview 5:00
April 18 EPISCOPAL 4:30/6:30
April 19 at Mandarin 6:30
April 21 at Hilliard 6:00
April 25-28 District tournament at Stanton TBA
* District games
Feb. 15 First Pitch Classic at Callahan TBA
Feb. 17 First Pitch Classic at Callahan TBA
Feb. 24 at Bolles* 6:00
Feb. 26 Trinity Christian* at UNF 1:00
Feb. 28 MARIST, Ga. 6:00
March 4 at Winter Haven 7:00
March 5 at Lake Wales 11:00
March 8 SANDALWOOD 6:00
March 10 ST. ANN'S, Va. 6:00
March 11 at Stanton 6:30
March 15 at Raines 6:00
March 18 BISHOP KENNY 7:00
March 19 CHARLTON COUNTY, Ga. 1:00
March 29 at First Coast 6:00
March 31 at Andrew Jackson 5:00
April 5 STANTON 7:00
April 8 at West Nassau 7:00
April 12 ANDREW JACKSON 7:00
April 15 FIRST COAST 7:00
April 16 SUWANNEE -2:00
April 19 RAINES 7:00
April 21 at Bishop Kenny 5:00
April 22 WEST NASSAU 7:00
April 28 at Fleming Island 4:00
May 2-5 District Tournament at First Coast TBA
*Ben Watkins Memorial Tournament hosted by UNF

Feb. 28 at West Nassau
March 3 at Charlton County
March 7 at Fleming Island
March 11 STANTON
March 16 at Bishop Kenny
March 17 at First Coast
March 21 at Orange Park
April 2 at Terry Parker
April 4 at University Christian

Pirate Brandon little, above, won in 3:01.
Right, Chris McDonald lost by decision, 16-9.


April 5
April 7
April 11
April 13
April 16

March 10
March 11
March 14
March 15
March 17
April 4
April 5
April 7
April 11
April 12
April 14
April 18
April 19
April 21

Feb. 22
Feb. 24
March 10
March 15
March 17

at Stanton
at Raines


at Richardson 5:00
at Lake City 5:00
at Femandina Beach 4:15
at Callahan 4:15
at Baker County 5:00
at Hilliard 4:15
Florida Crown Conference
County championship at FBMS 4:15
at Hilliard 4:15
at Femandina Beach 4:15
at FBMS 4:15
at Balitr COikffity e,, -.'" 4 :15ue
at Callahan 4:15

Feb. 15 and 17 Preseason at West Nassau
Feb. 25 at St. Johns Country Day 4
March 1 at St. Joseph's Academy 4
March 4 at Baldwin 6
March 7 at Arlington Country Day 4
March 10 at University Christian 4
March 17 at Charlton County 6
March 21-25 at Femandina Beach tournament
March 29 at Trinity 4
March 31 WEST NASSAU 6
April 8 BALDWIN 6
April 11 at Providence 7
April 14 at First Coast Christian 4
April 19 TRINITY 6
April 26 at Baker County 6
April 28 at Union County 7
May 2-5 District at Providence
Feb. 16 West Nassau 3
Feb. 17 Bolles 4
Feb. 22 Baker County 3
Feb. 24 Bishop Kenny 3
March 1 Orange Park 3
March 8 Baker County 3
March 11-12 at Camden tournament T
March 15 Bishop Kenny 4
March 29 Providence 3
April 5. West Nassau 3
April 6 Paxon 4
April 7 Providence 3
April 14 Stanton 3
April 18-19 District at FBHS T

March 8
March 12
March 19
March 31
April 2
April 8
April 14
April 21
April 29

at West Nassau
at Forrest
at Bob Hayes Relays at Raines
County meet at West Nassau
at Ribault
Conference meet at Episcopal
at Bartram Trail
District meet at Raines
Region meet at Tallahassee
State meet at Coral Springs


Adult Wiffle Ball League

Who's Playing for 2nd 1
Claxton Contracting 0
Who's Playing for 2nd 1
Hitmen 0
50 Fingers 8
Hitmen 3
Who's Playing for 2nd 2-0
50 Fingers 1-0
Claxton Contracting 0-1
Hitmen 0-2

Senior grapplers Luis Zambrano, left, and Tony Cruz.


Youth Basketball

Jan. 31
Pirates 1
Gators 1




Feb. 2




Feb. 3





Bass fishing improves in rivers

good catches of "gator"
size sea trout coming
from the Eagle Bend
area of the Nassau River during
the falling tide. The catfish are
biting too up to 10 pounds while
fishing on the bottom of deep
river holes with fresh shrimp. A
few redfish and stripers are also
hitting dur-
ing the

at the rail-
road and I-
95 bridges.
Bryan has
been doing
well striper
Terry Lacoss fishing in
... .- the St.
ON lHE Marys
River while
WATER targeting
mouths with led jigs rigged with
white plastic tail grubs. Many of
the stripes are running from 14-
20 inches. Bryan claims stripes
are biting bt ..it driving thi flood-
ing tilr and as soon as the tide
begins to fall. He also targets the
creck ,iuotiah close to the 1-95
bridge where he also catches an
occasional r Ldfish measuring to
30 inches,
B3:ss rishinrig is steadil
imnproing in area rivers and
lakes as the water temperature
begins to )warm and the spiwn-
ing season approaclihes. Bass
guide Jimni Allen recently lant-d
several nice specks while fishing
drawn down Rodman Reservoir
and decided to make a few casts
with a black plastic worm. The
result was a 10-pound large-
mouth bass.
Fishing has been really slow
for whiting in the bays and area
rivers, but Keith Edwards
recently had a good day of drum
fishing at the tip of the St. Marys

Fishing has been picking up in many area brackish rivers for largemouth bass, stripers, sea
trout and redfish.

south jetty rocks.
"The tide had just started to
fall when a school of black drum
moved into the deep hole,"
Edwards said. "For the next few
minutes, we landed several nice
black drum to 13 pounds while
fishing right on the bottom with
fresh local shrimp."
Offshore fishing should be
excellent for black sea bass if
and when the wind lays down.
Look for bass weighing to three
pounds to hit cut baits and fresh
squid at FA, FC and HH fish

havens. The Elton and
Brunswick bottoms should har-
bpr cobia, red snapper and
grouper while fishing with
frozen cigar minnows.
Back country fishermen are,
catching redfish during the
falling tide while targeting
docks, creek mouths and mud
flats. Live shrimp or bullhead
minnows drifted under a small
float is the best fishing tactic for
red drum weighing to eight
Surf fishing has also been

slow due to cold water tempera-
tures. High tide Saturday will
arrive at 11:29 a.m. and a low
tide at 5:19 p.m.
The News-Leader encourages
local anglers to submit photo-
graphs of exceptional catches. We
will publish them in this space on
Friday. E-mail photos to
bjones@fbnewsleadercom, mail
them to P.O. Box 766, Fernan-
dina Beach, FL 32035. .,r drop
them by the New.-Ladcr office at,
511 Ash St. in Fernandina


Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League will
hold sign-ups at Peck Center
Monday, Wednesdays and
Thursday through the end of the
month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Minor
(ages 6-8), major (9-12) and sen-
ior (13-15) baseball and major
and senior (14-16) softball are
offered. The fee is $35. Call 753-

Cheerleader fund-raiser
The Fernandina Beach High
School Cheerleaders, reigning
national champions, are raising
money to compete in Chicago
Feb. 19-20. A parents' night out is
planned. For information, call

Gator Club meeting
Marty Cohen, editor and gen-
eral manager of Gator Bait
Magazine, will be the featured
speaker at the Nassau County
Gator Club's meeting Tuesday at
the Palace Saloon, 113 Centre
St. in Fernandina Beach.
Social hour is from 6-7 p.m.
and the meeting starts at 7 p.m.
Contact Bob Fisher at 277-4926
(e-mail bobfisher70@comcast.
net) or Bernie Berkman at 491-
1948 (e-mail bhberkman @com

Sailing Club meets
The Amelia Island Sailing
Club meets the first Tuesday of
the month at the Kraft Athletic
Club. Social hour starts at 6:30
p.m. and the meeting starts at
7:30 p.m. Contact Roger
Henderson (Vice Commodore) at
753-2260 or Hanko Rosenblad
(Commodore) at 491-1300.

Pop Warner
Fernandina Beach Pop
Warner meets the third Thursday
of each montr at 7 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avendue Recreation

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Center. Positions are still avail-
able for the board.
For registration information,
contact Randall Mabe at 225-
5474, John Spence at 261-3803
or Marna Hancock at 277-8768
or visit the website at www.fer-

Y Yoga resumes its beach
yoga classes next week. The
classes are held at 8 a.m.
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday at the Scott Road beach
access. Today, there will be a
partners yoga session at 4:30
p.m. at the Gateway to Amelia
studio. Cost is $15 per couple.
Y Yoga's weekend warrior
series for February is a cycling
and yoga adventure on Feb. 20,
starting at Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 11 a.m. The
cost is $20 per person, which
includes a gourmet lunch. The
ride is through Fort Clinch State
Park. On Feb. 27, there will be a
meditation class instructed by
Denise O'Conner at 4:45 p.m.
The cost is a donation of your
For information, call 415-

Special Olympics
Special Olympics Florida
Nassau County will host its annu-
al summer games on Feb. 18
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at
Fernandina Beach High School.
For information, contact Bob
Hinton at 225-8600 or e-mail bob

Recreation roundup
The city of Fernandina Beach
Recreation Department is offer-
ing the following activities:
Men's basketball registration
will be held through Feb. 28 at
the Atlantic Center for ages 18
and up. Team fee is $350 (due by
Feb. 28). Season begins mid-
March. All games are played at
Peck Gym. Referees, scorekeep-
ers and timekeepers are needed.
For information, call 277-7350.
Adult softball registration will
be held through March 7 at the
Atlantic Center for ages 18 and
up. Co-ed and men's leagues are
offered. Team fee is $370 (due by
March 7). Captains meeting is
,March 10. Season begins March
21. Umpires and scorekeepers
are needed. Contact Jason at
Scuba classes will be held
Thursday and also Feb. 24, Feb.
28 and March 3 from 6-9 p.m. at
the Atlantic Center. Open water
check-out dives will be March 5-6
at a site to be announced. The
class is for ages 12 and up (ages
10 and 11 eligible at instructor's
discretion). Fee is $260 for city
residents, $280 non-city (check-
out dives additional). Register at
the Atlantic Center. Course mate-
rials (DVD and workbook) must
be obtained prior to the first class
and are available at the Atlantic
Center. Contact instructor Kathy.
Russell at 753-0216.
Horse shoe competition will
be held from noon to 5 p.m.
March 19 at the MLK Center.
Register through Feb. 28 at the
Atlantic Center. Two-person
teams and the $20 team fee
includes T-shirts. Call John at
Adult volleyball is held from
7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Friday,
and from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at
Peck Gym. Cost is $3 per day or
$50 per month for city residents
($60 for county residents).
Callaghan's English Soccer
Camp is March 21-25 at the
Fernandina Beach Athletic
Complex from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
for ages 5-18. World-class
coaching from some of England's
finest coaches. Cost is $156 per
person ($10 discount for addition-
al sibling). Register at the Atlantic
Center by March 18. Contact Ed
Callaghan at (480) 775-2873 or
Jason at 277-7350.
Swim for the Fit of It uses
swimming as the primary mode
of exercise to achieve weight
loss, stress management and
nutrition. Classes are from 5:30-7
p.m. (eight-week session), begin-
ning Wednesday at the Atlantic
Center. Cost is $85 for city resi-
dents, $90 non-city residents. For
information, contact Jesse at
Advanced stroke clinics are
designed for individuals who are
familiar with the four competitive
swim strokes and want to learn
more. Six-week clinics on
Saturday begin Feb. 19 at the
Atlantic Center pool. Fee is $35
for city residents, $40 non-city.
Session I is from 10:45-11:45

a.m. and includes front crawl,
back crawl and turns. Session II
is from noon to 1 p.m. and
includes breast stroke, butterfly,
turns and starts. Call Jesse at
Group adult swim lessons
for ages 17 and up include
instruction based on participants'
individual goals. Classes are
from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursdays at the Atlantic
Center pool. Fee is $35 for city
residents, $40 non-city.





Cafe Nexus is a new
Friday night spot
for folks 18 and up.
Enjoy good caf-
feinated bev-
erages and
see some
bands and
comedians without all the
smoke and booze. The cafe
is located in the basement
underneath Memorial United
Methodist Church's
Sanctuary (at the corner of
Sixth and Centre streets).
Doors open at 7 p.m., show
starts at 8 p.m. Admission is
Call (904) 415-6161 for
information. Visit
The Dave Brubeck
Quartet will perform in the
Lazzara Performance Hall of
the Fine Arts Center of the
University of North
at 7:30
S The
is the
highlight per-
formance of the 17th annual
UNF Great American Jazz
Series, and also features the
UNF Jazz Ensemble 1 direct-
ed by Dr. Keith Javors.
Tickets are on sale at the
UNF ticket box office; prices
are $40-$60, students $15
(limit 1). Call 620-2878.
Enjoy Mardi Gras at the
Falcon's Nest, Amelia Island
Plantation, from 5 p.m. to 2
a.m. Feb. 12. There will be
live entertainment outside
from 6-10 p.m., door prizes
and culinary selections from
the "French Quarter." Must be
21 or older to enter after 9
p.m. Call (866) 213-8045 or
visit www.aipfl.com.
For one night only, Theatre
Jacksonville presents
"Music, Romance and
Possibilities" at the Harold
K. Smith Playhouse, 2032
San Marco ,
Opening ;'
reception is
at 7 p.m.
Feb. 12 with ,
appetizers, '
and choco-
lates. Valentine
cabaret is at 8 p.m. starring
Sarah Boone with guest
vocalists Michael Bahar, Lee
Hamby and Shinnerrie
Jackson. An "After Party"
immediately following will fea-
ture a taste of Jacksonville's
finer restaurants. Dress is
happily red. Tickets are $50 in
advance and may be pur-
chased by calling (904)
396-4425. Proceeds benefit
Theatre Jacksonville.
Enjoy Spain's Noche
Flamenca dancers at 4 p.m.
on Feb. 16
f orat7:30
f p.m. Feb.
. 17atthe
UNF Fine
t 'Arts
r 1 u 4567 St.
.,. jp ~Johns
--- Bluff Road
South in Jacksonville.
Tickets may be purchased
with a major credit card by
calling (904) 620-2878. For
additional information on
Noche Flamenca, visit
www.nocheflamenca.com or
the UNF Fine Arts Center
website at www.unf.edu/
On Feb. 21, the Amelia
Island Chamber Music
Festival will host an evening
of romantic ,,----
music. ,'
favorites '

Lisitsa, piano; -
Laura Ardan,
principal clar-
inetist of the --
Atlanta Symphony; and
Artistic Director Christopher
Rex will perform. The event
will be held at the Prince of
Peace Lutheran Church on
Atlantic Avenue at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40.
For more information, call
the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival office at 261 -
1779.Visit the festival website
at www.ameliaislandchamber
OUT Continued on 4B



Nashville band Fairfax, above, performs Feb.
18 at the Palace Saloon as part of a weeldong
fund-raiser by the Hilliard-based Amelia Folk
and Heritage Arts organization.-Following that
concert, Marcus Eldridge, right, will appear at
Land's End, 14th and Franklin streets.

Upcoming concerts
Additional concerts to be presented in the coming
year by Amelia Folk and Heritage Arts, a non-profit
organization based in Hilliard, include
Americana/bluegrass singer Adrienne Young, whose
recent debut album received a Grammy nomination,
and former BET on Jazz television host (and jazz
performer) Loston Harris.
In addition, Ballet Folklorico Mexico, classical
Latin folk singer Veronica Ortega and renowned
Middle Eastern dancer Myriam Ali will perform in a
series of international-themed concerts.
Chamber music will make its appearance through
CORE Ensemble in a multi-media event including
poetry, music and visual art.
A special guest singer, John Margolis (star of the
Broadway play "Bagdad Caf6," opening in Europe
this summer), will perform a solo concert next month,
reprising the role played by Jack Palance in the
movie of the same name.
The Amelia Arts Centre will co-present the
appearances by Margolis, Harris and Ballet
Folklorico Mexico at First Baptist Church, and infor-
mation for those is available at 491-7676.


mIT *--.

"Fairfax and Friends," a show
featuring Nashville band Fairfax,
chosen as one of the top
"Americana" bands of 2004, will
appear in Fernandina Beach on
Feb. 18.
The con-
cert is set for melia Folk
8 p.m. at the
Palace Saloon Arts has a n
to help fund
education ment ofrin
activities in walks of li
West Nassau whom bec
County. It is whom, becau
part of a ic, physical c
fund-raiser, issues, might
"Nassau to same access
Nashville," ourAmelia
presented by ourAm ic
Amelia Folk de,
and Heritage
Arts, a non- BOARDMEMBE
profit organi-
zation based
in Hilliard.
A number of special guest
artists ranging from local blue-
grass players to Nashville song-
writers will join Fairfax.
Tickets are free for children
and $5 or $10 for adults (depend-
ing on seating). A special $20
donation VIP ticket is also for sale
that includes advance reserved
table seating in the front, advance
opportunities on upcoming

ACT's witty parody

is'Out of Sight...'

ALICE WALSH of course.
News-Leader But wait! There's an unexpected
twist. Of all eight characters in the
Who doesn't enjoy a good "who- play, only two are "real" a writer
dunit," especially when it is pre- and the housekeeper. The others
sented on stage with actors we are in the mind of the writer, and
know and the fine quality per- come to life from some cosmic pool
formance we have grown to expect of character types that developed
from the Amelia Community throughout the years in murder
Theatre? mysteries.
"Out of Sight... Out of Murder," Peter Knight, played by Gus
written by Fred Carmichael, Baldwin, has come to an old man-
opened at 209 Cedar St. on sion which is the site of an earlier
Thursday. It is a witty parody of murder for inspiration as he grinds
murder mysteries, with stereotyp- out a murder story. Fiction writers
ical characters such as the snobby often say that characters they cre-
but trusted butler, dauntless hero, ate can take on a life of their own
morally compromised maid, etc. and travel a different path than the

And all takes place in an old man-
sion on a dark and stormy night -

ACT Continued on 4B

events and a free CD of artists
who will appear in upcoming con-
Tickets may be purchased at
the door on the day of the show,
and VIP or group tickets (10 or
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Following the Fairfax concert,
Country Jam led by Marcus
Eldridge will appear at Land's
End, 14th and Franklin streets,
across from Smurfit-Stone.
Tickets are $5 at the door or
available at Land's End. Call 277-
0016 for information.
Another show is scheduled
CONCERTS Continued on 4B

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The Amelia River Band is featured at Courtyard
Nights from 7:30-9:30
p.m. tonight at the Betty .. 7
P. Cook Nassau Center ,
in Yulee. 760 William ,
Burgess Blvd. '" T/
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open to the public.
Bring your lawn chairs, relax and enjoy live music.
No alcohol allowed. Admission begins at 6:45 p.m.
Courtyard nights is held the second Friday of
each month and features local talent. To participate,
call Don Hughes at 548-4481.
The Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach will hold
a gigantic garage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Saturday, rain or shine, at 201 Jean LaFitte Blvd.
(behind the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center).
Donation of items welcome.
F Gl Call Jan at 321-0506 for pick-
3 p .up.

h Explore the events faced
by Jacksonville civilians dur-
ing and after the Civil War in
a presentation by Ranger
Lee at the Ribault Club on
Fort George Island Cultural State Park on Sunday at
1:30 p.m.
The park is free and open to the public from 9

a.m. to 5 p.m. every Wednesday through Sunday. It
offers visitors hiking, off-road bicycling, picnicking,
fishing and creek access for kayaks and canoes.
Call the Ranger Station at (904) 251-2320 for
more information. Visit the website at

Thousands of children and their families
are expected at Jacksonville's Museum of
Science and History (MOSH) on Saturday
during the sixth annual Water Education
Admission to MOSH, 1025 Museum Circle
in Jacksonville. is free throughout the event.
which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival
celebrates the importance of Florida's water S
and natural resources. Call (904) 396-MOSH
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The ninth annual Rotary Scholarship Ball will be
held Feb. 18 at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
There will be an open bar from 6-7 p.m.: silent auc-
tion from 6-9 p.m.: dinner at 7:30 p.m. and dancing
from 8:30 p.m. until midnight. Black tie optional.
Tickets are $125 per person.
The club awards about a dozen college scholar-
ships annually to Nassau County high school sen-
iors. The Rotary Ball also raises funds for Take Stock
In Children and the Boy Scouts.
For reservations or information, call Furman Clark
at 321-1524, Larry Myers at 277-8985 or any
Fernandina Beach Rotary Club member.

Desserts of
Amelia, an annu-
al fund-raiser for
Beach Middle School, will be held Feb. 18 from 7-9
p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 and available at
the door or from the school. Enjoy coffee, punch and
all the desserts you can eat. There will be a gift bas-
ket auction, door prizes and drawings. For tickets call
Sherry Fleegle at 321-2623 or 556-9296.

Hundreds of beautiful quilts will be featured at
the Amelia Island Quilt Guild Quilt Show from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m. March 5 and 6 at the Atlantic Avenue
S- Center. Also fea-
S tured will be a
; craft boutique.
7r ^ 7. quilt raffle
_-(shown), silent
., ...,. auction, mer-
,' ., chant mall,
appraisals and door prizes.
Tickets to the quilt show are $5. Raffle tickets are
$1 each or 6 for $5. For more information contact
Jean Mueller at 491-8757.
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Dr. Gordon Brock conducts
the University of North Florida
Wind Ensemble in a concert at
7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Lazzara
Performance Hall in the Fine Arts
Center at UNF. For ticket informa-
tion, contact the music depart-
ment at (904) 620-2878.
UNF's internationally
acclaimed Jazz Ensemble I
recreates the sounds of the
1930s and '40s at 7:30 p.m. Feb.
24 at the Andrew Robinson
Theater in the Fine Arts Center at
UNF. For ticket information call
(904) 620-2878.
Point Of Grace will headline
the spring 2005 "I Choose You
Tour" with a visit to Jacksonville
March 10.
The concert, at First Baptist
Church, 8531 North Main St., will
feature guest artists Scott
Krippayne and Charity Von.
Tickets range from $22.50 to
$15.50 and are available at
select Christian book stores or
online at
Order by phone at (800) 965-
9324. For information call (904)
Enjoy an evening of jazz and
entertainment March 15 at 6:30
p.m. in the Femandina Beach
High School multipurpose room.
.The tickets are $10 per per-
son and include a buffet dinner of
heavy hors d'oeuvres, desserts
and beverages.Stroll down mem-
ory lane spanning the decades of
jazz from the 1920s to the 1950s.
The school's national champion
cheerleaders will be the chorus
girls and dancers.
This is a multidisciplinary proj-
ect involving the FBHS Jazz
Band, cheerleaders, FBHS
Culinary Arts as well as the help
and support of students, faculty
and staff. Many community
organizations and enterprises are
donating time and merchandise.
For more information, contact
Ray MacQueen at the high
school, 491-7937.


Eileen's Art and Antiques
Centre, 702 Centre St., will fea-
ture artist Tine
Graham from
noon to 3 p.m.
today and
Saturday and
Feb. 18 and
19. Watch as
Graham cre-
ates whimsical


1878 Tavern & Grille, 12 N.
Second St. Live entertainment.
Call 261-8103.
Beech Street Grill, 801
Beech St. John Springer on
piano Fridays and Saturdays
starting at 7 p.m. Call 277-3662.
Beef 'O' Brady's. 1916
South 14th St. Sports on 19
TVs, cable and satellite; video
games for kids. Call 261-0555.
Cafd Karibo, 27 N. Third St.
Live entertainment. Call 277-
The Crab Trap, 31 N.
Second St. Live entertainment.
Call 261-4749.
Florida House Inn, 20 S.
Third St. Live entertainment.
Call 261-3300.
The Green Turtle Tavern,
South Third Street. Uve enter-
tainment. Call 321-2324.
Gourmet Gourmet, 1408
Lewis St. and A1A. Solo guitarist
John Kamlnski 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursday; Dos Guitar Trio 6:30-
9:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 261-
Hammerheads, Sadler Road

cat and dog portraits. An exhibit
of work by the Nantucket and
New Jersey artist will also be on
display. Call 277-2717.

First Street Gallery in
Neptune Beach features the work
of David V. Hansford through
Feb. 28. The gallery is located at
216-B First St., Neptune Beach.
Hours are Monday through
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and
Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Call
(904) 241-6928.
The Island Art Association,
Inc., in cooperation with the
Community Foundation in
Jacksonville, Inc., is exhibiting its
first juried show of the new year
- "Resolutions New
Beginnings" until Feb. 24 at
the gallery, 18 N. Second St. in
Femandina Beach.
The public is invited to the
First Friday Reception from 5-9
p.m. tonight. Artists will be pres-
ent. Visit the website at
The Waterwheel Art Gallery
at 5047 First Coast Highway on
the south end of Amelia Island
features Patricia Ezzell with her
vivid acrylic paintings through

and Fletcher Avenue. Open
mike Monday nights.
Horizons Continental
Cuisine, 802 Ash St. Live enter-
tainment Fridays and Saturdays.
Call 321-2430.
Midtown, 1930 Woodrow
Drive. Stark Naked with Nancy
Wilson tonight and Saturday.
Call 261-8419.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and

Eatery, 318 Centre St. Uve
entertainment. Call 261-1000.
The Palace Saloon, 117
Centre St. Live entertainment.
Call 491-3332.
PLAE (People Laughing And
Eating) Restaurant and Lounge,
. Amelia Island Plantation Spa &
Shops, 80 Amelia Village Circle.
Live entertainment. Call 277-
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island, 4750 Amelia Island
Pkwy. Live entertainment in The
Lobby Lounge 8 p.m.-midnight
Sunday-Thursday and 9 p.m.-1
a.m. Friday and Saturdays. Call
Rivers Edge Dell & Sports

March 5. Ezzell lives in
Fernandina Beach and has titled
her show "Out
S- Of My Mind."
Gallery hours
are 10 a.m. to 5
V p.m. Monday
through Friday
and 11 a.m. to
^ 4 p.m. on

Alexanders, 4924 First Coast
Hwy., features local artists. Call
The Amelia Island Gallery,
2900 Atlantic Ave., features a
variety of media and is open from
noon-8 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and until 5 p.m.
Barwick Studio, Inc., 4 N.
Second St., features original
watercolors by local artist Sandra
Pinchback Barwick. Open from
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday. Call 321-0833.
C Square Studio, 205-1/2
Centre St. Featuring new work by
local artists Casey Matthews and
Carter Matthews. Specializing in
original art, jewelry and art

Bar, 915 S. 14th St., Jasmine
Plaza. Live entertainment. Call
Rudolpho's Restaurant at
Christmas House, 604 Ash St.
Live entertainment Wednesday
through Sunday. Call 321-2121.
Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar
& Grill, 2910 Atlantic Ave. D.J.
Heavyhess 10 p.m. to close on
Thursday. Call 277-0814 for
Seabreeze Sports Bar, 2707
Sadler Road. Live entertain-
ment. Call 277-2300.
Spanky's Seafood Grill and
Bar, 960062 Gateway Blvd. Live
entertainment. Call 261-7100.
Sparetime Lounge, Nassau
Bowling Center, 50 US 17,
Yulee. Live entertainment. Call
The Surf, 3199 S. Fletcher
Ave. Alphonzo Home tonight; W.
Harvey Williams Saturday; D.J.
Dave Wednesday; Andy Haney
Thursday. Call 261-5711.
Uncle Charlie's Room, 117
Centre St. Live entertainment.
Call 491-3332.

objects. Open most days from 10
a.m.-6 p.m., weekends from noon
until 6 p.m., and always by
appointment. Call 556-1119.

D'Agnese Studio and Fine
Art Gallery, 205-1/2 Centre St.,
features oil and watercolor paint-
ings; bronze, marble and lime-
stone sculptures; lithographs,
serigraphs and paper and glass
collages. Open noon-6 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday and 10
a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday or by
appointment. Call 261-6044 or

Designs On ... at 11 N. Third
St. features local artists and
regional fine American craft art.
Open 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and 1-4 p.m.
Sunday or by appointment.
Harbor Lights, 31 N. Third
St., features original work by
Michael Van Horn and a continu-
ing display of antique charts,
maps and 19th-century natural
history engravings. Open 10:30
a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Call 261-9763.

Hunts Art & Artifacts

Gallery, 316 C Centre St., fea-
tures fossils and shark's teeth,
original paintings and drawings
by Walter Hunt, Moroccan im-
ports, Civil War artifacts, Oriental
carpets and other curiosities.
Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
through Saturday and by appoint-
ment Sundays. Call 261-8225.
One Broad Stroke, 3 S.
Second St., features oil paintings,
pastels and other works of art.
Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through
Saturday and by appointment.
Lessons offered Mondays,
Tuesday and Wednesday from
9:30 a.m. to noon starting Jan.
31. Call Carol at 491-9995.
Ribault's Gallery of Fine Art,
319 Centre St., offers "true origi-
nal" lithographs, serigraphs,
monotypes, paintings and portrait
commissions by Gary Arseneau,
artist and owner. Open 10:30
a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6:30-9:30
p.m. daily. Call 321-0021.

The STUDIO, 205-1/2 Centre
St., features original fine art by
Karen McFadyen, including
watercolors, drawings and oil
paintings. Open weekday after-
noons and by appointment. Call
Karen at 261-3665.
Susan's Slightly Off-Centre
Gallery & Gifts, 218 Ash St., fea-
tures art with functional and non-
functional designs of contempo-
rary ceramics, glass and wood.
Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily or by
appointment. Call 277-1147.

Swamp Art Too, corner of
Date and Ninth streets, features
nautical antiques and personal-
ized hand carvings of people and
pets to order by Christine Dube
Dillon.Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday through Saturday,
closed 1-3 p.m. Call 491-9847.
The Weaving Studio, 205 1/2
Centre St., features handwoven
wearable art by Lynette Holmes.
Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday. Call 557-1187.


Final performances of "The
Laramie Project" by
Fernandina Little Theatre are
tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
at the theater, 1014 Beech St.
Tickets are $12.50 and may
be purchased at the UPS Store in
the Publix Shopping Center or at
the theater. Call 277-2202.
The story is based on the
1998 slaying of Matthew
Shepard, who was beaten sav-

agely, tied to a fence on the out-
skirts of Laramie, Wyoming, and
left to die.
Join the Jacksonville
Museum of Modern Art for a
bold look at '70s "Blaxsplolta-
tion" films during February. At 7
p.m. Feb. 15 watch a screening
of "Baadasssss! A Love Story"
followed by "Foxy Brown" at 7
p.m. on Feb. 22.
Regular admission is $5 mem-
bers, $7 non-members. Seating
is limited. Purchase tickets early.
For information call (904) 366-
6911, ext. 208.
Fernandina Little Theatre is
holding auditions for "Darling
Mr. London," a farce (lots of
doors and misidentities) which
will be presented by the Fernan-
dina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech
St. in downtown Fernandina
Beach, April 15-May 7.
Rehearsals begin March 3;
the director is Karen Antworth.
Auditions will be held Feb. 16 at
12:15 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 7:15
p.m. Needed: three men and six
women, ages 18 plus, no previ-
ous acting experience required.
For information call 321-1595 or
e-mail fltplay@earthlink.net.

Florida Community College
DramaWorks presents "The
Rand Tour," three short plays
about dating, Feb. 18-19 at 8
p.m. in the Nathan H. Wilson
Center for the Arts Studio Theatre
at the south campus, 11901
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets
are $5 general admission.

The Alhambra Dinner
Theatre season lineup includes
"Cabaret' through March 27; ,
"Sweet Charity" March 30-May
15; 'The Sunshine Boys" May 18-
June 19; "Cinderella" June 22-
Aug. 7; "One Mo' Time" Aug. 10-
Sept. 4; "Do Black Patent Leather
Shoes Really Reflect Up?" Sept.
7-Oct. 9; and "Gypsy" Oct. 12-
Nov. 27.Call the theater, 12000
Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville, at 1-
800-688-7469 or e-mail info@
FCCJ Broadway in
Jacksonville's 2004-5 season
at the Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts, 300 W. Water
St. in Jacksonville, features: "The
King and I," Feb. 15-20;
"Chicago," March 15-20; and
'The Producers," April 12-17.
Season tickets range from
$89 to $256.30. Prices vary
based on section, performance
day and time. Call (904)

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vide rs" Thursday at West Nassau High School
* in Callahan, featuring Eldridge and
guest artists from Nashville. Tickets
4 are free for students and $5 for adults.
-. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tick-
ets can be purchased in advance at the
high school or at the door. Active duty
military with ID and their dependents
are admitted free.
The National Endowment for the
Arts has recognized Amelia Folk and
Heritage Arts for its educational activi-
ties and performances, and the NEA
helps in the funding of the free clinics.
Several Nashville composers and per-
forming artists will present free or low-
cost concerts for schoolchildren and
disabled adults around the county dur-
ing "Nassau to Nashville" week, includ-
ing events at Hilliard, Yulee and
The Southern Arts Federation and
S state Division of Cultural Affairs also
lend financial support to help keep
cover costs of travel, housing and
other expenses while artists perform
for less than their usual fees (some-
times for free). Ticket sales and corpo-
rate donations help make up the bal-
"Amelia Folk and Heritage Arts has
a mission statement of bringing art to
all walks of life to those whom,
because of economic, physical or geo-
graphic issues, might not have the
same access to the arts as our Amelia
Island residents," said board member
SLaura Minor in a press release.
Minor has produced shows for 15
years with artists at Carnegie Hall,
Lincoln Center and other major ven-
ues. Her company, Black Pearl Artists,
also produces shows with the USO for
troops fighting in Iraq, where she
recently toured with some of the
S* artists who are performing in Nassau
"We try to vary our programs for
example, in the upcoming year we're
presenting dance from Turkey, Egypt
S* and Morocco one month, and then
well present notable jazz artists from
New York. We rotate our clinics to
include everybody, including the chil-
dren in Bryceville and patients at the

local VA hospital. I remember some-
thing Charlie Daniels once said to me
about bringing music to the folks who
can't always get to your music, espe-
cially disabled veterans coming in from
the front. He said that if they can stand
up for you, the least you can do is
make sure everyone gets a chance to
hear the music.
"I think that if anything can be said
of what we do at Amelia Folk and
Heritage Arts, it's that we try to be
good citizens by being democratic and
letting folks have a chance to be
exposed to different kinds of art. It's
just one small way to thank our sol-
diers because in many countries where
I've traveled, art is controlled by the
state you can't just read a poem or
dance or listen to bluegrass because
maybe someone else forbids it
Freedom of expression in art is a great
way to recognize our first amend-
A tribute to Hilliard native Lacy Van
Zant, patriarch of the legendary
Lynyrd Skynyrd band, is planned for
next year with special guest artists. No
location has been yet set for that event,
which will include historical displays
and information about the band consid-.
ered one of the most legendary
Southern rock bands in history.
"We have a lot of pride when it
comes to the fact that someone coming
from humble origins in Hilliard could
go on to raise children who wrote not
only about their humorous vision of
life in the South but also about serious
social issues such as fun control and
the realities of drug abuse," said
Amelia Folk and Heritage board mem-
ber James Parrish, a retired
Fernandina Beach police officer.
"You might not always agree with
Lynyrd Skynyrd's lyrics, or you might
love them, but they had some interest-
ing things to say. I think Lacy was
proud that his sons, through hard
work and talent, made such an impres-
sion on the world. When Lacy passed
away recently, Marines in Iraq said
they heard about it even over there.
We're hoping that we can collect sto-
ries from local folks who knew Lacy as
well as from artists who toured with

BROTHELS Continued from 2B
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have a chance at different lives. She encounters opposi-
tion from their parents and roadblocks from the Indian
bureaucracy, which seems to create jobs by requiring the
same piece of paper to be meaninglessly stamped,
marked, read or filed in countless different offices. She
goes almost mad trying to get a passport for Avijit, the
winner of the Amsterdam trip; of course with his back-
ground he lacks the "required" papers.
The film is narrated mostly by Briski, who is a good
teacher and brings out the innate intelligence of the chil-
dren as they use their cameras to see their world in a dif-
ferent way. The faces of the children are heartbreaking,
because we reflect that in the time since the film was fin-
ished, most of them have lost childhood forever, some
their lives. These wretched poor exist in a separate and
parallel universe, without an exit
The movie is a record by well-meaning people who
try to make a difference for the better, and succeed to a
small degree while all around them the horror continues

ACT Continued from 1B
author originally intended. This plot builds on that phe-
nomenon; Peter loses control of his characters, which
come to life, and there is a murder. The intended victim is
Peter himself. Other
murders follow and Tickets o sale
the culprit is among
characters who, hav- Tickets are on sale for the
ing also worked for comedy/mystery "Out of Sight
other authors, know a ... Out of Murder" at Amelia
great deal about the Community Theatre, 209
subject Cedar St.
Director Barry Performances are at
Ralston points out 8 p.m. today and Saturday,
that, while there is Feb. 17-19, 25-26 and at 2
plenty of humor with p.m. Feb. 27.
some witty one-liners, Adult tickets are $12; stu-
the play is basically an dent tickets are $7. The box
intriguing mystery office is open from 11 a.m. to 1
with building sus- p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays,
pense. There is also and Saturdays, and two hours
romance between before curtain on show dates.
Kay, the innocent and Call 261-6749 for reservations
sweet ingenue, played and information or visit
by Amanda Andrew, www.ACTonstage.org.
and Dick, the young
hero played by Glenn Kitchens who saves her from dan-
gerous situations.
Those in the audience will quickly recognize the con-
ventional types played by all the imaginary characters.
Even the "real" and feisty housekeeper, played by Lis
Ryan, seems familiar. Lydia, the leading lady type who is
a gold digger and temptress, is played by Karen Antworth;
Addie, the serving girl with compromised morals who is
always in distress, is played by Melissa Miller. Fiona, the
rigid spinster who seems to disapprove everything, is
played by Catherine Templeton. Jordan, a wily attorney who
reads the will, in which a (missing) fortune is mentioned,
is played by Al Ryan.
Then, of course, there is the very proper butler, perfectly
characterized by Geoffrey King. Even the butler's name,
"Cogburn," brings forth a visual image of the persona.
Linda McClane is producer of "Out of Sight... Out of
Murder," with Steve Reden as stage manager. The set, a
traditionally decorated room in the mansion, is beautiful-
ly done. And I must mention all the excellent work done
by all ACT volunteers to make this play and all ACT pro-
ductions "out of sight."






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Black History Month on

WJCT Public Television

During Black History Month, WJCT Public
Television continues to present programming that
celebrates African-American history, culture and
Leading the lineup is "Slavery and the Making of
America," a four-hour PBS series that chronicles the
institution of slavery in America. The series pre-
miered at 9 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16 and rebroadcasts in
its entirety on Feb. 20 at 3 p.m. on WJCT.
"Slavery and the Making of America" traces slav-
ery from its origins in 1619 when English settlers
in Virginia purchased 20 Africans from Dutch
traders through the arrival of the first 11 slaves
in New Amsterdam, the American Revolution, the
Civil War, the adoption of the 13th Amendment and
New perspectives challenge long-held notions
(such as the idea that slavery was strictly a
Southern institution), and highlight the contradic-
tions of a nation founded on the principle of "liberty
and justice for all" that embraced slavery. The series
features a score by Michael Whalen. Actor Morgan
Freeman narrates.

Additional programs in celebration of Black
History Month are highlighted below, in chronologi-
cal order. WJCTs Black History Month celebration
is made possible in part by Wachovia and Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Florida.
More information is available by logging on to
WJCT Online at wjct.org and clicking on "Black
"In the Heat of the Night." Directed by
Norman Jewison, this 1967 film features a
Mississippi murder mystery. Sidney Poitier is
Philadelphia homicide detective Virgil Tibbs, a
black stranger mistakenly arrested for murdering a
wealthy white industrialist. Rod Steiger plays Bill
Gillespie, the gum-chewing redneck sheriff who
seeks Tibbs, help in solving the case. This 1967 film
was nominated for seven Academy Awards and
received five, including Best Picture, Best Actor
(Rod Steiger), Best Screenplay, Best Sound and
Best Film Editing. (Saturday at 8 p.m.)
"Alma's Jazzy Marriage"

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Alma Foster recalls her life with her husband,
seminal jazz bassist George "Pops" Foster, who
popularized the slap bass style that changed jazz's
rhythm section forever. (Saturday at 11:30 p.m.)
"DeFord Bailey: A Legend Lost"
One of the first solo stars of the Grand Ole
Opry, DeFord Bailey was the most influential har-
monica player of the first half of the 20th century.
Despite such acclaim, he died quietly without
recognition of his place in American music history.
This documentary tells his story, along with the lit-
tle known story of how black musicians influenced
many of country music's legends. (Monday at 11:30
"Briars in the Cotton Patch: The Story of
Koinonia Farm"
This documentary explores Koinonia Farm, one
of the most daring social experiments in the South
during the last century. Blacks and whites lived
together on the Georgia farm, broke bread at the
same table and were paid the same wages. The
commune, started in 1942, became the target of
white anger with bombs, boycotts and shoot-
ings. Out of this violent history grew the worldwide
movement of Habitat for Humanity International.
(Wednesday at 11 p.m.)
"On Stage at the Kennedy Center The
Mark Twain Prize 2001: Whoopi Goldberg"
Whoopi Goldberg receives one of America's top
prizes for humor in this two-hour program, taped in
the Concert Hall of the John E Kennedy Center for
the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Through
film clips, interviews and comic performances, an
all-star cast pays tribute to the first woman to

receive the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for
American Humor. (Feb. 20 at 1 p.m.)
"American Experience Malcolm X: Make It
Filmmaker Orlando Bagwell paints the portrait
of a man who expressed the anger of African-
Americans and their insistence on dignity and free-
dom. Including archival material and unprecedent-
ed interviews with associates and family members,
this definitive biography reflects the intellectual
journey of a complex man whose ideas continue to
resonate. (Feb. 21 at 9 p.m.)
"An Unlikely Friendship"
In the early 1970s, Ann Atwater, a poor welfare
mother, and C.P. Ellis, the Exalted Grand Cyclops
of the Durham (North Carolina) Ku Klux Klan,
were on opposing sides of the debate over public
school integration. Initially, their relationship was
fraught with distrust
and hatred. Yet in working together and under-
standing one another, they formed a deep and lov-
ing friendship that continues to this day. (Feb. 21 at
11:30 p.m.)
Independent Lens "February One: The
Story of the Greensboro Four"
On Feb. 1, 1960, four college students staged a
sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter in
Greensboro, N.C. This film explores that pivotal
event in the civil rights movement. An intimate por-
trait of four friends, the film explains what led them
to protest and the impact that decision had on their
lives. (Feb. 22 at 11 p.m.)
"The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That
Changed the World" This program examines two
basketball games that helped shape post-World War
II society, both in the U.S. and abroad the

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LOST MALE CAT "Crowley", long haired,
black, brown, gray striped w/white belly,
14 lbs., notch in 1 ear. Last seen 2/1/05
vic. Stanley Dr.. Pis call Amy or Michael,
491-5003 or 277-1557.
If you have lost your cat or dog, pis
check both animal shelters. The Nassau
Humane Society facility is located at 671
Airport Rd. (next to the airport), & the
County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd.
In Yulee (next to the drivers license bldg.).
$100 REWARD Lost dog, "Lady", since
New Year's Eve, vicinity of Highland St.
Black, long-haired, 30-35 lbs. Needs
medical attn. Call 261-0130 or 753-2389.
LOST CAT Male, long haired tabby,
approx. 6 mos. old, lost vicinity of Cook
Rd. & Old Nassauville. Very friendly.
Please call (904)491-4275.
white & brown, approx. 40 Ibs. No collar.
Missing Harts Rd. area In Yulee, 2/7/05.
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gov't fees. Call weekdays (800)462-2000
ext. 600 (8am-7pm), Divorce Tech.
Established 1977. FCAN
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specializing in matching families with birth
mothers. Toll free 24/7day (866)921-
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www.onetruegift.com. FCAN
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disabled? We are here to help any
accidents involving Injury or Ibss of life.
AAA Attorney Referral Service (800)733-
5342, call 24 hrs. Protect Your Rights.
LOCAL COLLECTOR seeking to buy U.S.-
coin collections. Top dollar paid. One item
or entire estate. (904)277-3809
evenings. .

All Real Estate advertised hereinr
is suOuect c. the Federal Fair
HousEr.g Act., nich makes it illegal

to aC1 nrrpie an', preferen.:e,
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accept any advertising for real
estate wmchin In violation of tne
law All persons are hnereb,
informed tnat all dwellings
advertised are available on an equal
o*pporrunl'r basis
if ,ou Deliev-e t'at yoU I, na ave
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale rental or
financing of housing call tne united
Srater Department orf Housing nd
urban Development MUD
1(80.3)669-9777. or fur the hearing
impairedd l(800)92'-9275.

unique gift to someone special Island
Trea.-ures, 1104 8th .St.,e 261-8887.
Delivery available. Bouquets for all
occasions. .

Service. Please call (904)225-0471.
.Nassau County has an opening for a
Custodial Worker in the Building
Maintenance Department at $9.81 hourly
plus' benefits. Requires high school
diploma or GED and two years verifiable
related experience. Valid drivers license.
Applications accepted until February 16,
2005 and can be obtained In the Human
Resources Department located at 96161
Nassau Place, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone
(904)321-5908 or fax (904)321-5926.
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.
experience a must. Fun environment in
upscale retail shop. Send resume to: PO
Box 766-F, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
HELP WANTED Earn up to $409 a week
assembling CD cases at home. No
experience necessary. Start immediately.
(800)811-0347 ext. 658. www.easywork-
greatpay. com. FCAN
HOUSEKEEPER 8-12 hours per week.
Mail/fax resume and cover letter to: 804
Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034 or fax (904)277-9626.

Now Offering a
Signing Bonus
For the Following Positions!

Culinary $ Varies
Housekeeper $9.42
Utility Steward $8.45
New Employees will receive:
$250.00 after Ninety Days
an additional
$250.00 after Six Months
Tues. 2-7pm
Wed. & Fri. 9-1 lam, 2-4pm
Call to schedule appointments
outside of application hours
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Include Secretary to the Board of
Directors, preparing meeting, minutes and
Board packages. Banking and Human
Resource experience strongly preferred.,
Strong organizational skills, excellent
verbal and written communication skills
are required. Proficient In Microsoft Word
and Excel., 20-25 hours per week.
Resume may be mailed to First National
Bank of Nassau County, 1891 South 14th
Street, Fernandina Bch, FL 32034, Attn:
Marie Putnam or e-malled to
moutnam@fnb-palm.com. EOE, Drug
Free Workplace.
required. Solos & teams apply today.
Excellent benefits. XM satellite radio.
(800)CFI-Drive (800-234-3748) or
www.cfidrlve.com. FCAN
LOVE TO SHOP? Mystery shoppers
needed In you local area. PT/FT. make
your own hours. Training provided. Valid
e-mail required. (800)218-9871. FCAN
SEXTON POSITION First Presbyterian
Church. General responsibilities include
identifying & addressing the maintenance,
repair, & cleaning needs of, all properties
of the church, & establishing a
maintenance schedule to keep the church
properties in good repair. Applicants must
be willing to work a flexible schedule.
Applications are available at the Church
office, located at 9 North Sixth Street.
for Amelia' Island Dialysis. Exp. preferred.
Fax resume to (904)491-0006 or call
(904) 491-1998.
Arizona. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.
$14.99/ hr. Excellent benefits. No exp.
necessary. Contact (602)307-5245,
(677)352-6276, or www.mcso.org.
1 000- vacancies, including civilian.
Local Tractor-Trailer Drivers
Needed Immediately
Class A-CDL
2 years verifiable experience
Clean MVR
Call 1-800-392-4957, Sue Robbins.
OSPREY VILLAGE is now seeking
experienced Servers .to..-wrk in their
private clubhouse dining room. Call Tues-
Sat. from 2pm-Spm at 277-4774 for appt.
or apply in person at the clubhouse. Part-
time/full time. Good benefits.
starting pay. Immediate opportunities In
Yulee. Call today, (904)757-0002.
LPN full time for ENT local practice.
Medical -office experience Including
scheduling, insurance precertifications,
prescriptions and back-office procedures.
High level of computer skill required. Fax
resume to 321-1418.
LAND SURVEYING Instrumentma-, .,,,.
Rodman- positions'-available for- career
oriented Indlyiduals. Experience preferred
but willing to train If necessary. Benefits
Include: vac.,, ret. plan, health Ins.,
holidays, bonus plan, uniforms and more.
-Send resume to or fill out application at:
Manzle & Drake Land Surveying, 117 So.
9th St., Fern. Bch., FL 32034.
CREW aboard the 100 ft. Schooner
Voyager located at the Fernandlna City
Marina. Flexible hours. Pay based on
experience, but no experience necessary.
Will train. Call (904)753-2388 between 3-
for high energy P/T or F/T Cook, and F/T
Housekeepers. Please apply in person, 98
S. Fletcher Ave.
Exp'd Hands-On Maint./Housekeeping
Supervisor for private gated
community.. Great- working--enviroment.
Great benefits. Call 277-8222 to schedule
appt. .
accepting applications. $50 cash hiring
bonus guaranteed In writing! (888)318-
1638-ext 107. www.USMallngGroup.com.
Concrete Finishers Needed Up to
$15/hr. Must have transportation.
Concrete Laborers Needed Please call

home for gov't monitored high school
exchange program. Work locally with host
families, foreign students, schools.
Stipend, training, international travel
opportunities. Background in travel or
education preferred. Resume to-dmd@net-
port.com or (877)417-9600.
hours per week. Computer and phone
skills necessary. Mall/fax resume and
cover letter to: 804 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 or fax
professional drivers. New 2005
equipment, top pay, bonuses, Prepass &
EZ Pass, Rider Program & much more.
North American Tank Lines (866)748-
6285. FCAN
REAL ESTATE Stop wasting time! No
license OK. Unbelievable training now with
income to transition to full tile high
commission realty. www.ProfitinRealy.com
or (407)314-8904. FCAN
The Nassau County Council on Aging -
Is currently taking applications for CNA's.
Must be reliable arid have own
transportation. Hours and mileage paid at
competitive rate. Apply in person at the
Community Senior Center located across
from Baptist Nassau Hospital. NCCOA is
an EOE and drug free workplace.
UP TO $4,000 Weekly Exciting weekly
paycheck. Written guarantee. 11 year
nationwide company now hiring. Easy
work sending out our simple one page
brochure. Free postage, supplies.
Awesome bonuses. Free information. Call
now (800)242-0363 ext. 3800. FCAN
We are looking for an etremGiE outgc.ing
individual ltri pr.o.'n management skill;.
to join our team as General Manager of
our Travel Center in Kingslandi GA. If you
have experience as a manager within the
Travel Center or Convenience Store,
industry, we want to talk to you. If you
have experience as a General Manager in
retail, we want to talk to you. If you have
recently retired from U.S. military, then
we want to talk to you. Compensation is
based on experience,but can be expected
to exceed $30,000. Our health benefits
are exceptional and performance bonuses
are..also obtainable. We are a stable
organization offering long-term
employment to the right person. If you
are the one. we want, you can start
working tomorrow. Faxe resume to
(615)350-6137. Be sure to include
references and salary history,
family with new twins & a very good 3-yr.
old to help mom between 4 & 8pm, 3 to 4
days a week. Must be mature woman that
Is gentle, flexible & enjoys reading to
children, & able to assist when mom
needs to grocery shop or just take a walk.
.'end your letter with background Info & 3
Il:cai references .,to: CL.Box 766-3,
Fernandlna Beach, FL 32035 along with
your email address & phone number
Part-Time Reservationlst/Secretary -
Please fill out application at Amelia
Rentals, 1601 Gerbing Road, Suite 250.
Full time or part-time. Experience
necessary. Reliable transportation. Call

Now Hiring

--. Must Have:
Class A CDL
Clean Driving Record
Apply In Person At
441695 Hwy. 3801 South
Callahan, FL .

Branch Manager Is responsible for leading a team of sales and service profes-
sionals in a Banking Center and selling financial products and services to cus-
tomers. Manager ensures that the customers' needs are met, while observing
their team in action "through the eyes of the customer".. Manager coaches their
team on the proper execution of key banking center "plays" while role modeling the
desired behaviors. The manager sells to individual customers and manages the
day-to-day aspects of running a banking center.
Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of proven sales & management experience in
a retail or financial environment. Candidates should have strong individual sales
and customer service skills,'as well as excellent coaching and communication
skills. Candidates must be enthusiastic about working in the lobby as well as mak-
ing outside business calls. Candidates must be proficient in Windows based PC
applications. Knowledge of financial products desirable but not required.

Salary commensurate with experience including excellent benefit plan. Benefits
include major medical healthcare plan, dental, flexible spending, life insurance,
401K, ESOP, paid vacation/holiday pay and more. Please forward a resume and
cover letter along with salary history to:
Post Office Box 6430, Jacksonville, Florida 32236-6430. EOE

.. .. .

464054 State Road 200
Yulee, Florida 32097

The Service Department in currently looking
for 2 Service Technicians for immediate
employment. General Motors experience
helpful but not necessary. We offer an excep-
-, tional work environment. Benefits include:
Medical, Dental, Vacation, Holiday and 401K.
We are a DRUG FREE company.

Apply in person or call

(904) 261-6821

Please contact

Drivers/Short Haul
Home Every Night &
Weekend Guaranteed
3 Immediate Openingsl
Avg. $700-$1,000 Wki
CDL-A required.
Jacksonville, FL Terminal
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Apply at Cold Stone Creamery, 808 Sadler
JOB OPENINGS Full time. Will train.
Apply In person, The UPS Store, 1417
Sadler Rd. Independently owned.
Florida Licensed Physical Therapist &
Physical Therapist Asst. wanted In Rural
hospital In North Florida. Call (800)973-
2271 or fax resume to (850)973-8158.
P/T SALES POSITION open in upscale
retail shop. Sales experience necessary.
Fun atmosphere. Send resume to: PO
Box 766-F, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Transportation from day care to home
for toddler a few evenings a week &
occasional weekends. Call (904)491-
Yulee Primary seeks site director. Must
have experience. Pick up application or
drop off resume at McArthur branch
YMCA, artent.on .ien.
fast growing company. Individual must
have valid FL driver's Ilc. with knowledge
of Florida plants. Please call James at
(904)887-8266 or 225-9915.
lifting required. Need valid driver's license.
Starting rate $8/hr. Full time w/benefits.
Drug Free Workplace. Mooney's Custom
Woodworks, (904)277-9639.
ADMIN. SUPPORT Local law office, full
time. Legal and/or real estate experience
preferred. Req, excel. phone skills and
computer proficiency. Contact Satilla
Business- Services, (904)261-5004 or
temps@tds.net. EOE/M/F/V/H
P/T Dental Asst. Needed Send or fax
resume to (904)261-8181. Office #(904)
261-6826. Hours 9am-5pm. Dr. Robert
Friedman, ?896 S. 8th St., FB, FL 32034
has these positions available. Full or part-
time. Top salary for good, experienced
cooks. No experience required for
dishwashers will train energetic fast
learner. Must be 18 yrs. old. 1625 Lime
.St. (904)261-0771. EOE/DFWP

is currently accepting applications for the
golf maintenance operation. Individuals
should be at least 18 yrs. of age, have
good transportation & have a desire to
work outside In a team atmosphere.
Accepting -applications for experienced
wait person and sous chef for full time
and part-time positions. We offer
competitive benefits & wages. To pick up
an application go by the Golf Clubhouse or
call (904)277-8015.
Parent Aide
Family Facilitators
Provide in-home parent
education & services to families
at-risk of abuse/neglect.
Bachelor's In social work-or
related field, plus 2 yrs exp.
Must use own vehicle. Positions
open In Nassau County,
Fax resume to (904)348-3256.
FORT CLINCH OPS Park Attendant,
$6.50/hr., 40 hrs/wk. Incl. weekends.
Responsibilities Incl facilities cleaning, light
maint, lawn care & other duties as
directed. No exp needed. Submit Sate of
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2601 Atlantic Ave., Fern. Bch., FL 32034.
1878 TAVERN & GRILLE now hiring
waltstaff. Apply In person after 4pm.

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for appointment
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including lawn maintenance.
4BR/3BAhouse. 2,950 SF,;over-
looking the golf course.
$1,575/mo., including cable,
DSL, lawn maintenance, pest
control & security system.
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Large garage, community pool,
close to the beach. $1,350/mo.
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Apply at Comfort Inn, Yulee. (904)225-
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great timber value.
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Fernandina Beach, FL 32035

DRIVER Covenant Transport. Excellent
pay & benefits for experienced drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Graduate Students.
Bonuses paid weekly. Equal opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE PAY, (888)667-
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NEEDED! Pay based on experience, but
no experience necessary, will train. Local
work. Call (904)261-3234.
professionally experienced persons. Must
be proficient in computer technologies and
hospitality experience is mandatory.
Resume, references and drug test
required. (904)261-9444 to schedule
for Nail Tech & Hair Stylist, full or part-
time. Call (904)261-4768.
POSITION available at First Coast.
Community Bank. 1 year exp. In bank
lending environment required. Fax
resume to (904)277-8025, Job Code 163.
ASH STREET INN seeks Asst.
Innkeeper & housekeeping' help. P/T
positions. Asst. Innkeeper must be
available at least 20 hrs/wk. Housekeeper
requires weekends. Apply In person after
11am, 102 S. 7th St.
Looking For A Culinary Trained Line
Cook, Fry Cook, & Dishwasher Call
(904)261-0508 after 2:30.

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35 hrs/wk. Busy chiropractic clinic in
Kingsland, GA. Previous exp. or formal
training helpful. Call (912)882-8888.
WANTED Dependable people to clean
new home construction. No experience
necessary. Serious applicants only call
Tonya at (904)759-4729.
accepting applications for wait staff &
cooks at the Callahan location. Call
SANDY BOTTOMS now hiring all
positions. Immediate employment. Apply
now for busy season positions. Top $$$.
Benefits available. Apply within.
Apply at Container Mutual Credit Union or
call (904)277-5713. Work 2 days a week
plus fill in for vacation & sick leave.
care for 2 children in my home 4 nights
per week. For more information call
AWC CARRIERS, INC. hiring drivers.
Van, flatbed, lease purchase, 0/0 & Co.,
CDL-A 2 yr OTR. No Hazmat. Non-force
disp. Call Mike (888)498-8555, (334)692-
5090. www.awc-carrlers.com. FCAN
SPANKY'S now hiring experienced
servers & bartenders. Please apply after
4:30. Call (904) 261-7100.
ASSISTANT 753-3616
Painters. 5 yrs. exp. Lift exp. Drug free
workplace. Ocean Place Condos. Call
Mark, (904)874-6410.
accounting degree, 2-4 yrs exp., and PC
proficiency. Temp-to-hire position. Exc.
salary. Contact Satilla Business Services,
(904)261-5004 or temps@tds.net. EOE/

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workshop included, plus 5'x16' storage.
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I 201 Help Wanted

looking for Experienced Licensed Real
Estate Agents, 80% Commissions Paid.
Call (904) 261-2995 for appt.
SALON ZURIEL LLC now accepting
applications for hair stylists, booth rental.
Call Linda (904)261-7677.
hiring framers, $9 to $23 per hour.
Benefits & paid vacation after one year.
Call Shawn (904)237-5098.
NOW HIRING New housekeeping staff
needed for growing property management
company. Great pay and lots of work
opportunity. (904)261-9444
church. 1 service & 1 rehearsal per week.
Need quality experience & education.
AGO member preferred. (904)277-4414
START TODAY! Travel USA. Openings
for 20-25 guys or gals to work & travel
entire USA> Must be 19+. 2 weeks
training. Fun! (877)222-5589. FCAN
BABYSITTER NEEDED for one year old.
& after school care for three. Must be
able to do flexible schedule. References
required. (904)491-5932

204 Work Wanted

school care. References provided. (904)
261-4070. I will also do your errands for

S206 Child Care
WILL BABY-SIT in your home or mine.
Evenings & weekends. Yulee area only. All
ages. Call Amanda at (904)225-9934.

206 Child Care
NANNY at $700/wk. Immediately In
Fernandina Beach. Must love children. Call

207 Business

#1 CASH COW 90 vending machine Hd.
You approve loc'. $10,670. (800)836-3464
#B02428. FCAN
New Concept, Cash Cow, Unique
Distributorship, Hershey's, Nestle, Tic Tac,
Mylanta, Advll, Tylenol, Excedrin, most
versatile equipment, 15K req'd.
AIN#B02480. Call (954)458-6711. FCAN
$800/day?- 30 machines, free candy all for
$9,995. (800)814-6323. B02000033. Call
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301 Schools&
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stay at home? Earn your Associate
degree at PCI-Online in Business &
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onllne.edu. FCAN
S 305 Tutoring
Certified Elem. (Pre-K-6). Specializing in
struggling readers. $25/hr. Teacher
conferencing if desired. Call or Iv msg.

403 Finance
Mortgages, Refinance or Purchase -
No money down. No income, all credit
considered. (Higher rates may apply). No
mobile homes. (888)874-4829 or www.
AccentCapital.com. Licensed
Correspondent Lender. FCAN
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RAISE ALL THE money you need for a
business without giving up any equity &
guarantee your Investors principal
investment amount. (321)206-9318.
CASH LOANS up to $1000. No credit
check. Cash in your checking account
within 24 hrs. Employment req'd. Go to
www.paychecktoday.com or call (888)350-
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503 Pets/Supplies I

FREE TO A GOOD HOME Blonde female
Pekingese, 6 mos. old. Call Anita at (904)
males, (4) females. Black, black & tan,
black & silver. WKC registered, health
certificate. $500. Call Harry (904)556-
FREE TO GOOD HOME Sweet, obedient
Lab/Dalmatian mix. Male, 4-5 yrs. old.
Needs lots of attention. Call (904)225-
FREE TO GOOD HOME 1 yr. old male
Shepherd mix. Housebroken, shots up to
date, great with kids & other dogs. Call

601 Garage Sales

YARD SALE Sat. 2/12 only, 7:30am 7
2734 First Ave.

2 Families Moved In Together Can't
fit it all. Reasonable prices. Sat. 2/12,
8am-12pm. 2101 Taurus Ct. (Arbors of
Amelia off Will Hardee).
Woman's Club. Rain or shine. Sat. 2/12,
8:30-1. 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. (behind rec
center). Donation of items welcome. Call
for pickup, Jan 321-0506. Don't miss -
lawn, kitchen, home, clothes galore!
Memories supplies. If you are interested,
stop by on Sat. 2/12 from 10am-3pm &
see what we. have to offer. 23871 Flora
Parke Blvd., Fern. Bch. (904)491-4599
MOVING SALE Furniture, lamps,
household items, accessories. Fri. 2/11 &
Sat. 2/12, 8am-5pm. 2747 Ocean Dr. (2
blocks off Fletcher). Rain or shine.

I 601 Garage Sales 602 Articles for Sale

everything from baby to adult. Sat. 2/12,
7am-noon. 1721 Pheasant Ln., off Citrona.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/12, 8am-3pm.
Spanish Oaks Subd. off Barnwell Rd. Lots
of larger size clothing, toys, furniture. (4)
15" rims with tires, $10/ea. 24938 Twin
Oaks Ln.

March 11 & 12 in front of the Island
Cinema 7. Help Support the Amelia
Island Montessori School!
this Sat. 2/12, 8am-noon. Sofa, bed, TV
cabinet, speakers, bikes, chairs, toys &
more. 1524 Amelia Circle (N. 14th to
Franklin, follow the signs).
YARD SALE Lots of stuff: furniture,
tools, appliances, antiques. Too much to
list all 4633 Chinook Lane (off Phillips
Manor Road). Sat. 2/12 & Sun. 2/13,
YARD SALE Sat. 2/12. (2) wood Futons
$75/ea, (1) metal Futon $50, (1) china
cabinet $100, table & chair, recliner, &
other misc items. 86104 Callaway Dr.,
WAREHOUSE SALE Front & Centre.
Home accessories &.gifts, lamps, prints,
furn. Everything 20%-70% off. Thurs thru
Sun, 2/10-2/13, 10-5. 316 Ash St.
Downtown. 277-3737
Tarpon Ave., Fernandina Shores, Unit
6349, 6351, 6347, 6343. Sat. 2/12, 9am-
2pm. In case of rain, next Sat. Lots of
items. Smalls, CD's, kitchen, cat supplies,
angels, & more.

602 Articles for Sale

accessories, shelving, three tier table,
register counter & more. Call (904)491-
8554 or 206-1625.
Closet model. 75,000 BTU. Never hooked
up. $200/OBO. (904)879-7228

Kimball Whitney upright piano, $490.
Heart pine glass parlor doors, $750.
Savaria stair lift, $1600. Queen mattress
& box spring, like new, $100. 491-0644
ANTIQUE OAK BED & dresser. Circa
1890. $500/ea. Call (904)261-3962.

- 8X4 feet. $2,000. Call 261-1938 or
email chad@familytimecapsules.com for

One Full Length Ladies Billabong Wet
Suit Size Large. Never been used.
Asking $110/OBO. Call (904)261-7768.
I SUMMER BEACH Quality Furniture.
Must See! Sofa, canopy bed, 2 tables,
12 chairs, & glassware. (904)277-4699
Help Support Our School! Now
accepting donations for our
Rummage/White Elephant Sale.
Contact Amelia Island Montessori School
to donate, 261-6610.

1603 Miscellaneous
Buffalo in Missouri until 3/15/05.
Guaranteed hunting license, only $5. Our
policy NO Game, NO Pay. Reasonable
rates. Call (314)293-0610. FCAN
Argentina Wingshooting & Big Game
Hunting The best bang for the $
anywhere in the world. Winter season:
April-August 2005. Weekdays: (314)219-
9800; Evenings: (314)894-3776. FCAN
SAWMILLS $2695 Lumber Mate 2000
& LumberLite-24. Norwood Industries
also manufactures utility ATV
attachments, log skidders, portable board
edgers & forestry equipment.
www. norwoodindustries.com. Free
information: (800)578-1363 ext. 300N.
church need pews, pulpit set, baptistery,
steeple, windows, carpet? Big sale on new
cushioned pews & cushions for hard pews.
(800)231-8360. FCAN
diabetic supplies at no cost, if eligible.
Scooter type w/basket or foldup.
Medicare/private Insurance accepted. TLC
Medical Supplies, Inc. (888)601-0641.
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S 609 Appliances
WASHER & DRYER for sale. Run great.
$150 each/OBO. Call (904)200-2331.
WHITE 25 CU. Ft. Side -By-Side
Refrigerator/Freezer Ice maker does not
work. Excellent 2nd refrigerator.
$100/OBO. (904)277-4481

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1612 Musical Instruments 704 Recreation Vehides

One Electric Casio Piano with stand &
bench seat. Asking $100/OBO. One
Electric Drum Set asking $100/OBO.
Call (904)261-7768.

613 Television

includes standard installation. 2 mos. free
HBO & Cinemax. Access to over 225
channels. Ltd. time offer. S&H.
Restrictions apply. (866)500-4056. FCAN

j16 Storage/WarehousesI

BUILDING SALE Rock Bottom Pricesi
Last chance. Beat next price increase. Go
direct/save. 20x26, 25x30, 30x40, 35x50,
40x60, 45x90, 50x100, 60x180. Others.
-Pioneer (800)668-5422. FCAN
8'x10', wooden frame with steel exterior,
$1200. Call (904)261-8393, Iv message.
STEEL BUILDINGS Protect Investments
from weather damage affordably by
securing your building today. Clearance
prices on select sizes Call your local
hometown dealer 1-800-783-4385.

S 618 Auctions
SAT. 2/12 7pm. 58532 US Hwy 17,
across from old Terminal Bag. Special
vendor John with plants & Valentine gifts.
Nascar Ted with all new merchandise.
Prizes. Consignment Items accepted.
(904)225-0521, (904)504-7674

'89 COBRA CLASS C RV 25 ft., fuel
Injected Ford, 65K, clean, good rubber,
onan, $10K. (904)845-2848

1705 Campers & Supplies]

FOR SALE Viking pop-up camper. In
good condition. $2250. For details call

S802 Mobile Homes

'86 3BR/2BA DW CH&A, 1440 sq. ft.,
front/back porch, 1 acre, Wilson Neck
area. $75,000 Firm. (904)225-2463
4BR/2BA LARGE 1997 Mobile home on
an acre lot. Close to Georgia or
Jacksonville. $89,900. Call (904)583-

04 Amelia Island Homesi
FSBO Highland Dr. Brick 3BR/2BA with
hardwood floors, fireplace, gas range &
hot water, new A/C & roof, fresh paint
Inside & out, Rainbow Play System
conveys. Call (904)321-1226.
FSBO Lakewood community, 1800 sq.
ft., 3BR/2BA, LR, DR, & family room + lots
of upgrades. For details, (904)277-6844
or 415-6844.

610 Air Conditioners
/Heating I

HEAT/COOL WINDOW Units. Used all
sizes w/warranty. Repairs to central &
window AC's. Refrigerators & freezers.
Kish's (904) 225-9717. We buy window

1611 Home Furnishings|

QUEEN BED, $125. Glass top dining
table, $75. Bookcase, $125. Lexington
rattan desk, $75. Call (904)225-9772.

DINING ROOM TABLE, (6) chairs, china
hutch, several antique items of furniture.
Please call for Information & appointment,
261-2919, (c) 583-0666. Also, numerous
home articles available.







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Nassau, Duval & surrounding counties.
Cash paid. Warren Womac (904)879-
1190, leave message & I'll return your
WANTED TO BUY 45 RPM records,
50's-60's. Very good condition only. Call
after 6pm. (904)261-4870

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70hp Mercury outboard. Bimini top, CD-
stereo included. Galv. trailer. New
upholstery. Motor runs great. $3,200.

HISTORIC AREA 2-story, 3BR/2BA, Ig.
utility room, completely renovated, CH&A,
sprinkler syst., Ig. shed & 2-car carport.
$265,000. 277-7128 or 753-3076
of Centre for sale or lease. $190/ft. or
$15/ft. 2800 sq. ft. 19 South 6th St.
Owner/agent (904)556-6721.
"Anne Loves Amelia Island"
No obligation call
583-0734 or visit
C-21, John T. Ferreira & Son.
Anne Barbanel, Realtor
large deck, ocean breeze, excellent
condition, prime location, pool, tennis,
walk to ocean. Pictures available. Contact
owner: drlemmel@msn.com $210,000.
WATERFRONT.- corner lot in Lakewood,
3BR/2BA. Too many improvements to list.
$219,900. Call (904)261-0599.
AMELIA PARK townhouse on Park Ave.
Carabelle floor plan, 3BR/2.5BA w/loft
plus a granny flat above 2-car garage.
$462K. $220/sq. ft. (904)491-5435.
FOR SALE BY OWNER Conveniently
located, single family home that is easily
converted & zoned for Duplex. 2100 sq. ft.
on an an 86x100 lot. $225,000. Owner is
Licensed Real Estate Agent, (904)491-
GOLF COURSE HOME 2412 Los Robles.
3BR/2.5BA, 2300 sq. ft., new roof, new
pain in/out. $469,000. Call (904)261-
1072 or 206-3380.

S 805 Beaches
VIEW LOT across from beach, luxury
home area near golf & Ritz Carlton.
$999K. (904)321-2169

OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA near new
beauty duplex Amelia Island, 1 bik to
beach, furnished, fenced yard, finished
garage/bonus room. Pict. on web. 321-
Visit www.oceanfrontamelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

806 Waterfront

GORGEOUS Coastal Ranch Acreage -
Private, deep water, 15-45 acres. $1.5
million plus. (904)277-4184

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water, 4600sf, gourmet kitchen, ocean
I r access via St. Marys River, boathouse,
''. j 850' marsh front. $1.25M. Southern
Choice GMAC. Call Karen Conner
approx. 1 acre. $675,000. Call Pat
d sR. M1u5 ". ; ."oRebush 31st Coast Realty (904)225-2696
,..DEEP WATER Lanceford Creek 5/4.5,
3000 HSF, dock, 1.8 acres. $849,000. Call
1'.-'. BAU" SECURITY Pat Ruebush, Agent, 1st Coast Realty
LL L t.- :... .., ........ (904)225-2696 or 225-7321.
-' I FSBO DEEPWATER, Nassau River, .6
S. -. ac., 4/2.5, screened & heated pool, dock.
,'!* -r -"-h-" '.".d. .E I i... ..r:, $439,900. 75061 Edwards Rd. (904)225-
'... IL : -. :,. -. ... 5477. Will coop 2.5%.
",. ......- 1 ." Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904)
wIn, 1,< 'l... r. rh,: 261-4066 for information. C.H. Lasserre,
~ l" '" c -,o u., Realtor.

BEAUTIFUL CORNER LOT located on Duck Lake Dr. "Holly Point." Close to public dock w/boat ramp & picnic area. $35,200 MLS# 33633
GREAT VACANT LOT between Lowe's & Super WalMart & has great potential as it adjoins a 3 acre lot also on the market. $475,000 MLs# 33746
PIRATES WOOD LOT Your home could be built in this growing community, which offers a pool, boat ramp, dock'& community center clubhouse.
$54,800 REDUCED! MLS# 32883

-I 503-B Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
ScGiilsevil 904-477-7213 Ken 904477-7212

I 809 Lots I
Pirates Wood Lots From $42,000.
Please call C.H. Lasserre Real Estate (904)
ISLAND LOTS $119,500 each. Call
PLANTATION LOT Golf view, 18th
Fairway. (904)910-2912
ONE ACRE LOT for sale. Burmeister
Rd., Nassauville. Partially cleared.
$40,000. Leave message at 261-1063 or

810 Farms & Acreage
Call Wm. F. Sheffield, Inc., Realtors.
JAX (904)724-8995

807 Condominiums I 1811 Commercial/Retail

2BR/2BA condo, fully furnished, steps.
from beach. $325K. Call (904)422-8991
or (904)294-1770.
S808 Off Island/Yulee I
FSBO 3BR/2BA Nassauville home on 1
acre on Leo Drive. Immaculate condition,
wrap-around porch, plus carport., Call
(904)277-3157 or 277-4318.
FSBO.- Large 4BR/2BA, Ig. LR, DR, stone
FP, huge screen rm w/8 person hot tub,
outside shower. Cul-de-sac. Private
neighborhood-kids! $289,000. (904)491-

Gorgeous Oaks,
Private Lake. May divide.
Call Shari Graham
904-759-2782 ,. -

Commercial suite Ideal for either office or
retail space. Located downstairs at
Gateway to Amelia. 1200 sq. ft. Call
(904)491-8554 or 206-1625.
FERNANDINA BEACH for sale or lease,
115 S. Second St. on harbor, 20,000sf
retail, warehouse, It. Industrial, or
development site, all air conditioned, lease
for $4 NNN or sell for $1,250,000. Owner
(617) 913-0113.

v813 Investment Propertyl
2BR/1.5BA townhome. Rental income
$4000/mo. Price $450,000. Call (904)
234-8986. O
1 817 Other Areas
Tennessee's Norris Lake & Golf properties
make every year special. Starting at only
$24,900. Call Lakeside Realty (423)626-
5820. www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. FCAN

I 17 Other Areas I
WESTERN NC MTNS. North Carolina,
where there Is cool mtn air, views &
streams, homes, cabins & acreage. Call
for free brochure of mountain property
sales (800)642-5333, Realty of Murphy,
317 Peachtree St., Murphy, NC 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com. FCAN
boat slip. high elevation beautifully
wooded parcel. Across from national forest
on 35,000 acre recreational lake in TN.
Paved roads, u/g utils, central water,
sewer, more. Excellent financing. Call now
(800)704-3154 ext. 608. Sunset Bay, LLC.
Prestigious community weaving
throughout Dye designed 18 hole
championship course in breathtaking Blue
Ridge Mtns. of S. Carolina. Call for pkg.
(866)334-3253 ext. 759. FCAN
COASTAL GEORGIA Gated community.
Large wooded water access & marsh front
homesites. Ancient live oaks, pool, tennis,
golf. Water access from $64,900. Pre-
construction discounts, www.cooperspoint.
com. (877)266-7376. FCAN

NEW LOG HOME Shell $99,900.
Beautiful log home shell nestled on private
wooded lot off Parkway north of Boone.
Won't last. 1st time offered. (800)455-
1981 ext. 119. FCAN
season Is here! Must see the beautiful
peaceful mountains of Western NC
Mountains. Homes, cabins, acreage &
investments. Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy.
www.cherokeemountainrealty.com. Call
for free brochure (800)841-5868. FCAN
OCALA AREA New log cabin on 20+ ac.
$359,900. New 1800 sq. ft. cabin w/wrap-
around deck set among a huge strand of
pines. Miles of bridle paths to enjoy. Just
west of Ocala close to 1-75. Ample road
frontage w/utilities & sensible covenants.
Must see. Call now (866)352-2249 ext.
349. FCAN

This villa is in immaculate condition with great
views of the ocean and beach. Private lobby
S. O',off elevator, California closets, tile floors and
%" -vel bar. Stairs to beach level, pool view from
'i wrap balcony & underground parking for 2
cars plus storage make this a must see!

-Seaside.etretU Offered at $1,190,000.
Seaside Retreat unit #203

Roses Bluff Lot 7
-,,, ,I

Beautiful residential lot on 1.1 I acres in fast
growing Yulee area. This great buy has won-
derful views of a pristine spring-fed pond that
is stocked with bass & brim.
Offered at $65,900.

For More Information Regarding These or Other Listings Call

Bonnie Lawhorn ( Prudential
(904) 206-1848 Chaplin Williams

961687 Gateway Boulevard *- Suite 101A .-Amelia Island, FL 32034
904-261-6116 1-800-940-6116 FAX: 904-261-9181
website: www.ameliarealtyinc.com
At1meiaP ReTaltty e-mail: ameliarealty@bellsouth.net

Gateway Commons I

Gateway to Amelia


103 1,078 203 1,805
First Floor Second Floor
Unit# Sq.Ft. Unit# Sq.Ft. Unit# Sq.Ft.

101 1,815 105 2,1 15 201 1,412
102 1,815 106 2,170 202 1,100
103 1,078 203 1,805
104 1,460 204 1,413

Gateway Commons I

New Commercial Condos
Gateway to Amelia under construction. C- I Zoning. Developer Starmax,
L.L.C. Contractor Danis Construction. Design your own office space to
your specifications. Located at the corner of Amelia Island Parkway &
Gateway Boulevard. Excellent location & exposure in the heart of Amelia
Island. Various sizes & locations available. WHY RENT OWN IT!

First Floor Units from $2 14,965
Second floor units from $2 16,700
Pre-Constructions Available

IREMTY "I Care About You"

cell 904.415.8256


e-mail: Laily2@aol.com

Magnificent Oceanfront Estate Lot.
1.35 acres set among the oaks and
magnolias at the secluded Sanctuary
on the south end of Amelia Island.
Panoramic ocean views and views of
the marsh and Nassau Sound.
Suited for buyers desiring to create
an oceanfront estate like no other.
Full membership to the exclusive
AlP Club is included. $2,950,0001

Property. Recently
bull apartment

so reet rom the
Beach. Large 211

2BRi2BA with
appro' 1,400 SF; 2
flrst Iloor units are
each approx. 900 SF;
and 2BR/2BA approx. 500 SF over garage could be a nice stu-
dio. Rent all or live in one. Don't miss this one! $935,000
3BR/,3BA ocean-
.:' .f.. ront with spectac-
S ular ocean views
S. and also a view of
the Inlracoastal.
3BR/2BA fully
k : remodeled and
taslelullv fur-
nished. Presently
on AlP rental program. Great investment property,
vacation retreat or both! $650,000
"B\ Brand New
Q (Under
Home onAIP
Oceanside on a
secluded dead-end
street just a stroll
to the beach, rac-
quet club and fit-
S ness center. Home
will be 3BR/4.5BA,
3,200+ SF, with an
oversized 2-car garage. Plans are available for review.
Large 110x150 lot buffered by a greenbelt area. $775,000

/N Walking
Distance to
.. the Ocean.
Cul-de-sac home
with Florida
room next to the
r,,,,, ~creek. Tile and
wood floors,
S"beautiful master
- ,- suite, large
kitchen with eat-in
area. You have to see this one! $360,000

'" Walk Out
of Your
Living Room
S" TO Ihe beach from
," i ri Us a ini '':.nvenient 11
1 l-'Iic or 2BR/2BA luxury.

on the AlP rental pro-
gram with a good history. Enjoy the beach and all the amenities
of AIP while having a great investment. $690,000
Beautiful Custom
ku4nHome on a
r". Corner Lot on
This house fea-
A00**, tures 4BR/3BA,
g h lgouy kitchen,

sitting area,
-- -' family room with
panoramic view of
the putting green at Oak Marsh Golf Course and a stone
fireplace. Views from every window. $599,000

VISTMYWESITEI~ww~melaisaI dreams o A


e474a" j#^ ca & h#4?

S"This one of a kind, three story custom home with ele-
vator, has 270 degree view of marsh, Lanceford Creek,
and the Intracoastal.
S...Option to purchase 30' to
50' boat slip in the marina
S, _coming in 2005.
Offered at $879,000."

..." "OAKS, 2nd Iloor bonus room \ith full
,.. bath. Double French doors lead from
Master and family room to 10x32

SListed at S234.900.

Wato,,n Rian C5o r.R'AL : 904-261-3986 CELL 904-753-4390

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I817 Other Areas
down Tax repos & bankruptcies. No
credit OK. $0 to low down. For listing
(8000501-1777 ext. 1299. FCAN

1851 Roommate WantedI
2BA townhome. Female Only. $350/mo.
+ 1/2 utilities. 1st & last reuqired. Call
Mary (904)321-3409.
Roommate Wadted to share 3BR/2BA
apt. In Nassau Lakes. Nice view of lake &
pool. Room unfurnished or furnished.
$475/mo. Including utilities. References.
No drugs. Call Sandy at (904)557-8193.
ROOMMATE to share 3/2 comfortable
home off Will Hardee w/SWM. $530/mo.
incl. utilities, DSL, Dish TV, W/D. Dep. &
ref's. No drugs. Call Joe 277-7673.
HOUSE TO SHARE 2BR's available
3/5/05. Pool. No drugs. $500 per room.
Includes everything. References required.
Home located behind Sadler Square. 583-
0705 or 277-7818, leave message.
ROOMMATE Female. Pirates Wood
waterfront view. $550/mo. Includes all but
L.D. phone. N/S. No drugs. Pet possible.
References req'd. 206-0641, Iv msg.
HOUSEMATES 2 baths, large yard, 2
living rooms, garage, shed, use of whole
house, with storage. Near Old Town.

1 852 Mobile Homes
+ $500 sec. deposit. Other units also
available. (904)753-2676
FOR RENT 3BR/2BA mobile home on i
acre. Includes CH&A, washer/dryer,
dishwasher. $600/mo. + security deposit.
Call (904)261-8928 or cell 753-1778.
(2) SWMH Nassauville, each $550/mo.
+ $550 dep. (1) DWMH Wilson Neck,
$650/mo. + $650 dep. No pets. Ref
req'd. (904)548-1105, Iv msg.
3BR/2BA 2002 MOBILE HOME Nice &
clean, with all newer appliances.
$900/mo. + $900 deposit. Call (904)583-

853 Mobile Home LotsI
ON AMELIA ISLAND Lot for rent. Nice
family park. $200 rent + $200 security
deposit. Call (904)491-8331.
home lot. Ready to move on. $260/mo. +
security deposit. (904)261-3507. Owner
is real estate agent.

I 855 Apartments
beach, w/pool, 2BR/1BA, LR, DR, kitchen,
porch. Yard & pool maint. provided.
$950/mo. + sec. dep. (904)321-4366
AT THE BEACH Furn. apts. Incl. all
utilities. Efficiency $110/wkly. + $330
dep. Long term. Other rentals avail. 2BR
mobile home in park, $160/wk.

856 Apartments
GORGEOUS VIEWS of the Amelia River.
upstairs 2BR/1BA. CH&A, W/D hookups.
$775/mo. incl. S/W/G, + $775 sec. dep.
Available 3/1/05. (904)261-3158

Affordable Living for eligible low-
income persons/families. 1 & 2 bedrooms.
Rent based on income. Apply at Post Oak
Apts., 996 Citrona Dr., Fernandina Beach;
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible apts.
available. Equal Housing Opportunity.
3BR/1BA apartment across the street from
the ocean. $1100/mo. + sec. dep,
Amelia Island Lodging Systems,
(904)277-9702 or (904)261-4148. After
hours call (904) 753-2560.
near Ritz. CH&A, washer/dryer hookup. No
pets. $850/mo. long term. The Realty
Source, Inc. Leave msg. (904)261-5130.
BEAUTIFUL, 1BR/1BA Wood floors,
huge porch. $790/mo. includes electric,
water, W/D, appliances. 4 blocks north
Centre. 321-5477, 277-4308
Affordable Living for eligible low
Income seniors, handicapped or disabled.
1 & 2 bedrooms. Rate based on Income.
Apply at Sandridge Apts., 2021 Jasmine
St., Fernandina Beach; (904)277-8722.
Handicap Accessible apts. available. Equal
Housing Opportunity.
Located off Amelia Island Parkway, Marsh
Cove offers newly remodeled 2 & 3BR
apartments and town homes. Brand new
carpet and ceramic tile floors, appliances,
cabinets, countertops and much more!
Washer/Dryer connections included and
laundry center available. Prices starting at
$595, water, trash and sewage service
Inticluded. Call today for more info. (904)
837 ELLEN ST. Downstairs apartment,
2BR/1.5BA, W/D. $825/mo. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
Ocean Dr. Newly remodeled. $700/mo. +
utilities & security deposit. No pets.
Available now. Call (904)261-5935.
BRAND NEW 1st floor apt. available,
2BR/1.5BA, across the street from beach.
Please call (401)265-8718.

Our Residents

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La, e Apairtmnts O n-Site Nlanagement Clubhouse & Pla ground
Pool 20 Minutes From Femrnandin & Jjck,,on. ille
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856 Apartments
Try a new standard of apartment living at
Somerset. Beautiful 1BR & 2BR SINGLE
STORY apartments located off Amelia
Parkway. These modern apartments
feature vaulted ceilings, ceramic tile
floors, built-in computer desks,
washer/dryer connections & much more!
Prices starting at $615, water, trash, and
sewage service included. Call today for
more information at (904) 261-0791.
Across From Beach! Charming STUDIO
apt w/private deck avail now. $600/mo.
GARBAGE w/yr lease & $600 total
security deposit! See ocean, hear it (but
not trafficc. Instant beach access or 2-
mmin walk to Sliders, the park shops on
Sadler. Sunny decks wrap around
beautiful shady treehouse
w/windchimes tinkling in flowery yard.
Private, qOiet, on pet/kid friendly dead
end rd. From Sadler facing beach, go left
on AIA (S. Fletcher) 1 block, left on
Cleveland to green 2-story on left (1675).
Call Steven Kennedy to show at (904)556-
9649 or knock on Apt. 1, or call Wendy
White (919)989-6727.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/1BA Upstairs. Across
the street from the beach. Available now.
$1100. Call (904)277-9702 or (904)261-
2BR/1BA includes cable, electricity,
garbage, water/sewer, washer/dryer
hookup. 727B N. Fletcher Ave. $850/mo.
Call (904)261-3083.

OCEAN VIEWI on S. Fletcher: 1BR/1BA,
$535; 3BR/1BA, $1100. Duplex on
Tarpon, each 3BR/2.5BA, $1000 for north
end, $1150 for larger south end. Amelia
Island Lodging Systems, (904)261-4148
or (904)277-9702.

1857 Condos-Furnished]

at Amelia Landings. Rent monthly or
long term. $1000/mo. (540)533-4305


Real Estate, Inc.

$850/mo. + utilities.
2BR/I BA. $1,000/mo. + utilities,
SIDE SOUTH 3BR/2BA home on private
Yachtsman Drive. $1,850/mo.+ utilities. Yard
maintenance & pest control included. UNFURN.
S$ 1,000/mo. + utilities. UNFURNISHED.
'* 487 So. FLETCHER 2BR/I BA oceanview.
Monthly/weekly rental.
OFFICE with 3 rooms.
5 POINTS PLAZA-Prime retail space in
shopping center with Applebee's, SteinMart
and CVS. From 1,200 to 6,000 SE
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location on
AIA in O'Neil. 1,250 SF units. $11-13 psf.
S slus $3 cam: : ...,
.' ~ ~ .' S --,

1857 Condos-FurnishedlI 859 Homes-Furnished I

RENTAL 2BR/1.5BA, monthly/weekly.
(678)493-2558. amellaislandrentals.net
CONDO 3BR/3BA, marsh view, pool,
beach access. Summer rental. Call Kim
(904) 277-0939.
- 125' to beach. Furnished, all appliances.
N/S. $1100/mo. Call (904)261-3196 or
cell #(425)417-5564.

1858 Condos-Unfurnished

OCEAN VIEW Balcony, large 3BR/3BA,
2-story, 2-car garage. pool, large
basement, new carpet, walk to beach.
$1300/mo. Call (954)553-2257.

859 Homes-Furnished I

Amelia Landings A-1 Designer
furnished 2BR/2BA, 1st floor flat, close
to pool & tennis courts. All utilities
included. Available now. NO PETS.
2919 S. Fletcher Like New Ocean
view town, furnished 3BR/2.5BA with 2-
car garage. Short term $1600/mo., long
term $1250/mo.
Ocean Park 3BR/2BA 1st floor
furnished condo. Community pool &
spa. With 1 car garage, $1650/mo.
Available March 1st.
2 Belted Sandpiper 4BR/3.5BA
furnished home on the Plantation.
Available now through March.
15 Willow Pond Fabulous furnished
home on the golf course at Amelia
Island Plantation. Main house has
3BR/2.5BA, formal living room,
screened porch, in ground pool & even
a pool table. Detached guest house
perfect for 4th bedroom, office or guest
suite; Available February 1. Includes
lawn care & pool service. $3500/mo.
Call Patricia Cool at Chaplin
Williams Rentals, 261-0604 or visit

3BR/3BA, sleeps 5. Available BIG GAME,
then monthly Feb. 14th. Rick (904)583-

1860 Homes-Unfurnished

2BR/2BA DUPLEX for rent on Island.
$800/mo. Call 753-3268.

4BR/2BA 2-car garage. $1250/mo. No
pets. Call (904)261-2755.

BRAND NEW 3BR/2BA brick home w/2-
car garage, 1900sf living space, very
peaceful surroundings. Available 2/1.
please call (904)466-1223.

from beach on Atlantic Ave. $1295/mo. +
deposit. No pets. Call Rick, (904)491-

3BR/2.5BA on golf course. New
appliances, wood, tile floors. $1650/mo.
includes pool, yard service. Call

Rental/Possible Lease Option, 2600sf,
3BR/2.5BA, gated comm. w/pool & tennis,
$2400. Newly Renovated 2BR duplex
w/pool & ocean view, all util. incl. Internet
access, $1200. (904)415-0822

HISTORIC DISTRICT Cute front porch,
back porch, fenced yard, FP, living room,
dining room, jacuzzi tub in bathroom. 2 or
3BR/1BA. $925/mo. (904)491-6598

OLD TOWN Renovated historic cottage,
2BR/1BA, LR, kit., laundry & bonus room.
Good neighborhood for kids. $900/mo.
Call (904)261-0012.

4BR/2BA HOME in Lakewood subd.
1800 sf, living room,' family room, large
fenced in backyard. $1300/mo. Call 753-
4559 (days) or 261-7091 (eves).

2379 Captain Kidd Drive (Off Will Hardee) -
3BR/2BA with 2-car garage, living room with fireplace, din-
ing area, kitchen/eating area, refrigerator with icemaker,
disposal, laundry room, patio. Lawn care included.

Ocean Dunes (3200 S. Fletcher Ave., D-1) You can't live
any closer to the beach than this 2BR/2BA ground floor unit. Furnished, ceil-
ing fans, carpeted bedrooms, tile in living area, built-in dishwasher, microwave,
washer/dryer included. Designated parking. $1,200/mo.
One North 4th St., Apt. #B Swan Bldg. downtown across from
post office. 1BR/1BA. $625/mo.
2999-B First Avenue (At Simmons Road) -
3BR/3.5BA duplex. Oceanview: Short walk to beach. LR with fireplace, dining
area & breakfast bar. 2-car garage, patio; screened porch, 3rd floor balcony.
1,900 SF. Washer/dryer and lawn care included. $1,600/mo.
833 Tarpon Ave., Unit A Oceanview 2BR/1.5BA townhouse. W/D
hook-ups, pest control included. ONLY $800/mo.
1311 N. Snapper Lane (Off Citrona) 3BR/2BA with 2-car
garage, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast
area, laundry room, screened porch, rear fence. $1,400/mo.
200 Palmetto Trail (Otter Run) 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, liv-
ing room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace, kitchen (garbage disposal, refrig-
erator w/icemaker). Lawn care included. 1,840SF. $1,525/mo. Avail. Feb. 15.

2614 McGregor 3BR/2BA, rear fenced yard, washer/dryer hookup, 1-
car garage. 1,734 SF. $1,175/mo.
84042 St. James Place (Lofton Oaks) 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage,
living room with fireplace, fenced rear yard, family neighborhood. $995/mo.
1278 Quattlefield Lane 3BR/2BA home on Irtracoastal. Living
room, family room, separate dining room with vaulted ceiling. Luxury kitchen,
refrig. w/ice maker, laundry room, screened porch, 2-car garage. 1,742 SF, gor-
geous views, must see. $1,600/mo.
2214 High Rigger Court 3BR/2.5BA, 2-story, living room with
fireplace, lovely kitchen w/eating area, separate laundry room, W/D included.
MBA w/jacuzzi. 2-car garage, nice rear yard, walking distance to beach. First
time on rental market. ONLY $1,275/mo.
,2741 Ocean Oaks Dr. (Off Jasmine) 5BR/3BA, in-ground
pool, screened porch, refrigerator w/icemaker, microwave, fireplace, laundry
chute. Lawn & pool care included. $2,195/mo.
Swan Building Downtown office suites. Centre Street at 4th Street
Jasmine Office Center (1303 Jasmine Street) 1/2 block
off 14th Street. 5,500 + SF. Can be divided. Will remodel for qualified tenant.
$12.00/SF plus sales tax and utilities.

M A ENTION PROPM&YY OWNERS Business has been good and we ,are continuing" to
.expand our portfolio of rental properties. If you would be interested in our leasing and manage-
ment services for your property, please call Nip or Joy Galphin.

CHARMING! This Island home GREAT LOCATION There is
has hardwood floors, tiled great potential for this 2 bed-
'J kitchen & baths, and a master room/1 bath cottage with a large,
%'__ bedroom suite with garden tub fenced lot and lush landscaping.
with separate shower. The home Located just a couple of blocks
Carolyn Linda from Atlantic Avenue and close to
Cherry and yard have lots of potential. Hanau downtown
904-583-0607 #34279 $229,900 904-415-0769 downtown, schools, and the
ccherryl@aol.com Ihhanau@aol.com beach. #33915 $169,900



Walk to the Beach or enjoy a dip
in the pool or a set of tennis. This
roomy unit is located in Forest
Molly Ridge Village. Lots of potential
Knowlton as primary or second home or
904-583-0320 investment #34022 $229,000
m01 l@kwwnsalescsm

Attention to detail shows in this home.
Wonderfully upgraded three bed-
room/ two and a half bath with a
bonus room, covered lanai, screened
Julle pool, wood floors, & granite counters.
904-261-0347 The lush vegetation enhances the
jules@net-magic.net curb appeal. #34337 $750,000


Large golf front home in this pop- AlP Build your dream home on this
ular community. The flexible floor '
plan is currently 3 bedrooms, 4.5 lovely lot that backs up to a preser-
baths with a study & bopius room. vation area. Located on the west
Could be 5 bedrooms The house side of Amelia Island Plantation, this
is great for entertaining and boasts Josie
is greatorentertainingandboat Deal quiet location is sure to please. Paulr
tons of storage.Competitively 904-41-1952 $169,900 #32655 904-753-0256
pricedl #34215 $895,000 josie@net-magic.net paul@wailliamshouse.com

of a kind marshfront estate facing
the ICW and bordered by Royal
Amelia Golf Course.. This 3.7
acre property consists of a 3100
Carolyn square foot house on the marsh-
Cherry front and 3 lots w/ golf course
904-583-0607 views. #31945 $1,997,000
ccherryl .Oaol corn

ISLAND HOME A beautifully
wooded neighborhood and
convenient location are just a
couple of great features in this
home. There is also a fenced
yard with hot tub. Priced to
move #33280 $199,000

home on a corner lot in Marsh property has lots of options. Zoning
Lakes. Relax to the soothing sounds would allow for a duplex. The house
of the waterfall in the front or fish off features wood floors. Located
the dock in the back. The large, cov- across from the Peck Center and
Josle ered lanai overlooks the lovely land- Sandy near recreational facilities. #33819 Paul
Deal escaping and the lake. Original model Pearman $130,000 for package, $85,000 Barnes
josie 4ne1t- nagr nethome #33828 $549 000 94-415-1net9 etfor the house, $45.000 for the lot 904-753-0256
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Spacious 4/2 hosts a large great
room with a stone fireplace and
is priced to sell Just a short
walk to schools, the public parks,
Linda and the Beach. #33927
904-415-0769 $179,900

CORNER LOT This brick home
in Flora Parke offers a great
screened-in lanai & in-ground
pool. Extremely well maintained
and in "move in" condition. You
won't find many homes that look
this good. #33177 $299,900

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HOME on Amelia's south end.
Relax on the screened porch or
in the sun room. It also features
a handsome brick fireplace as
Sandy well as lovely landscaping.
904P-m89 Convenient location. #33818
Ip2sperman@netlsagMt $245,000

of the most spectacular views on
Amelia. This 3300 square foot
townhome has three bedrooms, 4
baths, and elevator. Membership
Julie to the Golf Club of Amelia is
McCracken included. Quality construction and
904-261-0347 a view beyond compare
lule-.net magic net #32544 $989,900

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J860 Homes-Unfurnishedl
LOOKING FOR A long term, unfurnished
rental in the Amelia Island area? Visit our
website at www.centurv21ferreira.com for
a complete listing or call Carol or Sherri @
Century 21 (904)261-3077.
3105B First Ave. 3BR/2.5BA, like
new townhome on First Ave. has a 1-
car garage & very close walk to the
beach. Available now. $1175/mo.
Includes lawn care.
2332B First Ave. Spacious 2BR/
2.5BA townhome, has vaulted ceilings,
deck, fireplace & 1-car garage.
Available now. $1100/mo.
96928 Buccaneer Trail Lovely
3BR/2BA home surrounded by live
oaks. Has a gourmet kitchen, jacuzzi
tubs, tile floors & large 3-car garage.
Available now. $1750/mo.
1885 Lake Park Drive Exquisite
single family home with lake view in
Amelia Park. 3BR/2.5BA, hardwood &
tile floors, gourmet kitchen, large walk
in closets, jacuzzi garden tub & a
heated spa. Available February 1st.
Call Patricia Cool at Chaplin
Williams Rentals (904)261-0604 or
visit chaplinwilliams.com.
garage, large yard. $1,100/mo. Lawn
care included. 6 mos. or 1 yr. lease. Call
Walk To The Beach & Ritz Carlton In
gated Golfslde South Community. Newly
constructed amenities center & pool.
3BR/2BA. Lawn maintenance & pest
control Included. $1950/mo. Call Curtis
Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-4066.
bedroom homes located In Lofton Pointe
Subdivision, Fernandina Beach. Call
Federated Management Group (904)730-
LAKEWOOD 2002 Inverness. 3BR/2BA,
fenced backyard, fireplace, W/D. $1150
Includes lawn care. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006.
washer/dryer hookup. Walk to beach.
$850/mo. long term. No pets. The Realty
Source, Inc. Leavemsg. (904)261-5130.



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1860 Homes-Unfurnished I
FERNANDINA BEACH (2) homes for
rent. 3BR/2BA, brand new,' 1600sf,
$1100/mo. Newly remodeled 1600sf,
$975/mo. Call Jackie at (904)556-6861.
3BR/1BA BEACH HOUSE $1100/mo. +
utilities. Please call (919)779-2101.
1BR/1BA, 1 loft BR, large porch, private.
$850/mo. Call (904)321-1422.
NEW 4BR/2BA large yard, on lake,
with security system. Page Hill
Subdivision. $1500/mo. 753-3616 or
ocean. The Preserve at Summer Beach,
gated 3BR/3BA, new home, fireplace, 2-
car garage. Lawn maintenance & pest
control. Long term. 277-4699
maint. Included. Located 'in Flora Parke.
Convenient to Jax, Kings Bay & Amelia.
$1200/mo. + utilities. (904)261-4066

S 861 Vacation Rentals I
walk to beach, full kitchen, W/D, CH&A,
fenced yard. $1,000/wk. Sec. deposit.
(985)867-9004 or (904)415-0656
Oceanfront 3BR/2BA Duplex Also,
oceanview 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. Call
(904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre, Realtor, for
special rates.

fully furnished. Call (904)415-0769.

S 863 Office
OFFICES Beside Amelia Insurance,
Sadler Rd. Various sizes. Call George

DOWNTOWN OFFICE 3 rooms, bath,
private entry, & porch to watch the
fireworks. 218-B Ash. $950/mo. Call
753-3219 Or 277-1147.

I 863 Office
of Centre for sale or lease. $190/ft. or
$15/ft. 2800 sq. ft. 19 South 6th St.
Owner/agent (904)556-6721.

1864 Commercial/Retail I
STORE FOR RENT 800 sq. ft. Very busy
location. Long lease available. $700/mo.
includes garbage & sewer. Call (904)261-
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location
on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf units. Available
Dec. 2004. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
of Centre for sale or lease. $190/ft. or
$15/ft. 2800 sq. ft. 19 South 6th St.
Owner/agent (904)556-6721.
RETAIL SPACE 540 to 2000 sq. ft.
Island Plaza on 8th St. Amelia Coastal
Realty (904)261-2770.

865 Warehouse 1
UP TO 3000 SQ. FT. Storage
warehouse for lease with loading dock &
12 ft. ceilings. Available March 15.

901 Automobiles I
Loaded, 4WD, leather int., 10-disc CD
changer, A/C, good tires, power
everything, Red. 97,000 miles. $10,995.
2000 CORVETTE 44,400 miles. New
tires. Mint/excellent condition. (904)277-
2001 KIA OPTIMA Very good
condition, leather, auto., CD. Call
(904)277-7177 or 206-0641 anytime.
2003 FORD TAURUS SES 24,000
miles. Balance of manufacturer's warranty.
$12,500. Call (904)277-1857..

I 901 Automobiles I
1992 MAZDA 929 New timing belt, new
brakes, very good tires, sun roof. Only
89,500 miles. One owner. $3,500. Call
(904)277-8280 or cell #583-3488.
PB, cruise, cold A/C, like new tires. 54,000
miles. Runs excellent. Also camper shell.
$3,500/OBO. Call (904)261-3500.
1996 THUNDERBIRD LX New Michelin
tires X1. Geat 2nd car or good starter car
for teenager. $2500. Call (904)261-
1998 BMW Z3 71,000 mi. $14,350.
1997 MERCURY COUGAR $1,500.
Call (904)277-2877.
condition. 109,800 miles. $5,000. Call
(904) 277-9686.
1992 OLDS 98 REGENCY White.
Owned by elderly couple, good condition.
53,000 miles. $2,500. Call (904)277-

I 902 Trucks |
'98 DODGE RAM 1500 4WD, 3 Inch
body lift, 33 Super Swamper SSR, many
extras, 92,000 miles. $9500/OBO. Call
(904)838-3121 or (904)879-7228.
2003 FORD F150 $12,000. Call

'02 TUNDRA 4 dr. SR5, 65k, white,
hard toneau, bed liner, alloy wheels,
Michelins. Clean. FSBO. $16K.
'98 FORD XLT 150 4x4, V8, black,
supercab, running boards, 6' bed, Michelin
tires, A/C, auto., 6-disc CD, orig. owner,
51k mi. Exc. cond. $11,900. 321-1380

904 Motorcycles I
350, garage kept, good shape.
$3,000/ea. Call (904)277-6679.

joit i;for the opening of two new parks and the kickoff of our newest and last neighborhood

at North Hampton, the premier coastal club community just off Amelia Island in.Fernandina Beach.

February 19th, 11:00 AM 4:00 PM

Events Galore:

Oyster roast at the creekside

Story tellers in front of the outdoor hearth

SCanoe & kayak demos and tours

Carriage rides to Reflection Park

Register to win the Grand Prize drawing lor a \Veekend Getaway to

St. Augustine's Casablanca Inn. See a representative for complete details.

Walk to all the activities at the Outpost from our newest neighborhood,

Lakeview Preserve. Every homesite in this spectacular neighborhood

has a preserve, lake or Palmer golf view. And, with homes by ,

Richmond American and hMorrison, the value has never been greater.

(904) 225-1000 www.northhampton.com

Information Center HI-ours
Mon. Sat. 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Sun. 12:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

Nc.:rth i-ampton is located six miles east ofl-95 (exit 3731, sourih of H-li.h .,iv, A1A on Amelia Concourse,

Prices and availability subject to change. See a representative for complete details.

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