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Commissioners chastise Czymbor again
Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners criticized but did not for-
mally reprimand City Manager
Michael Czymbor during a special
meeting Wednesday called to ques-
tion a city purchase paid before
being approved by the commission.
But it was plain Czymbor has
lost the confidence of the mayor
and vice mayor.
Mayor Bill Leeper said he has
"lost trust in the city manager's abil-
ity to lead."
"You acted irresponsibly," Vice
Mayor Joe Gerrity told Czymbor. "I
don't find that acceptable by any
stretch of the imagination. This atti-
tude that we have to spend money
just doesn't cut it with me."
The commission has repri-
manded Czymbor twice previously,
but took no vote Wednesday. "I
think something has to change,"
Leeper said, but "What's going to
change after being reprimanded a
The controversy began at a Dec.
18 meeting when commissioners
questioned a $10,250 expenditure to
"beautify" the city mulch site out
by the airport. It was later discov-
ered that $3,500 had already been
spent to buy 20 live oak trees, and
that those trees had already been
planted before the meeting to
approve the purchase on Dec. 18.
Finance Director Patti Clifford
said Wednesday she had "antici-
pated a successful budget amend-
ment" for the $3,500 that was to be
taken out of city impact fees to pur-
chase the trees. Impact fees are
one-time charges paid by residents
to offset public-service costs of new
Clifford wrote in an e-mail to
Czymbor on Dec. 3, "In order to
use impact fees the expenditure
must be for something new. ... If
we do not spend the money, we
need to refund it to the taxpayers or
find a way to transfer the unused
portion to the Administration
Impact Fees balance. No research
has been performed for this cir-
Czymbor also defended the
expenditure, saying city code states
that up to $15,000, budgeted or
unbudgeted, can be spent by the
city manager without commission
approval, and that includes taking
money from impact fees. He said he
was told by Clifford on Dec. 19, the
day after the last commission meet-
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50 YEARS AGO
Vehicle license plates for
1958 were set to go on sale at
the Nassau County Tax
January 2, 1953
25 YEARS AGO
The Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach Chamber
of Commerce unanimously
selected Susan McCranie as
its new administrative direc-
January 5, 1982
10 YEARS AGO
Howard Gilman, who led
the nation's largest privately
held paper and building prod-
ucts company for decades,
died of a heart attack at the
age of 73.
January 7, 1998
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For the News Leader
Few things bug me more than
unsolicited telemarketing calls -
especially on the weekend. That's
why my family registered our
home and cell phone numbers
with the national Do Not Call list
administered by the Federal
Trade Commission when it
became available in 2003, joining
149 million others. As promised,
the volume of annoying calls
Last fall, the FTC announced
that millions of numbers would
begin dropping off the list this
year when a five-year expiration
date kicks in - meaning people
would have to reregister their
numbers or risk being bombard-
ed by telemarketer calls once
again. Fortunately, Congress is
working on legislation to make
opting out permanent, unless you
want to remove your number
from the list.
If you haven't already regis-
tered, it's easy: Go to www.donot
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You can register all phones in
RAIN, or Rescuing Animals in
Nassau, will hold a pet adoption
at the Best Friends store in the
Publix shopping center from 11
a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 5 and the first
Saturday each month.
The Nassau County Library
Advisory Board will hold a spe-
cial meeting from 3-5 p.m. Jan. 8
at FCCJ/Nassau Center, Yulee
Branch Library, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd. in Yulee. The pub-
lic is invited to attend. For more
information call 277-7365.
The Pet Alliance of Nassau, or
PAN, will hold its first planning
meeting on Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at
KP's Deli in Fernandina Beach.
Suggested objectives include
forming an alliance of groups
interested in furthering the wel-
fare of cats and dogs in Nassau
County; speaking with one voice
on matters of vital interest to the
animals; educating the public;
and holding an annual fundraiser.
It plans to operate on a voluntary
basis with no legal documents or
The recently established sup-
port group for patients diagnosed
with Multiple Myeloma will meet
Jan. 9 at the Courtyard-Marriott
at The Mayo Clinic in
Representatives from the
International Myeloma Founda-
tion will report on the recent
meeting of the American Society
of Hematology and discuss sup-
port services and resources
offered through the IMF and its
efforts to find a cure.
For more information contact
Anne or Jack Pacowta at (904)
285-4921, or via e-mail at jackl49
A Bereavement Support
Group meets on the second
Thursday of each month from
4:30-6 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, corner of
Eighth Street and Atlantic
Avenue. The next meeting is Jan.
10. Please call Kathy Washburn,
491-1753, for further information.
The Yulee Friends of the
Library will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 10
in the David Yulee Room at
FCCJ's Betty P Cook Nassau
Center, 97346 William Burgess
Blvd. in Yulee. Turn off AlA at
the FCCJ sign, half a mile east of
New members with new ideas
are needed to help plan programs
and events to support the library.
Beginning Jan. 13 at 6:15 p.m.
Amelia Baptist Church will pres-
ent a weekly class tracing the ori-
gin, growth and testimony of the
early church from its foundation
to the time of its legal acceptance
in the fourth century under
David Terry, Ph.D., will teach
the class on Sunday evenings
from 6:15-8 p.m. at Amelia Baptist
Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail.
Call 261-9527 to enroll. Cost of
the textbook is $20.
Cai website and
Sber are also
can file complaints if telemar-
keters violate registry rules by
contacting you against your wish-
es. Such violators have paid mil-
lions of dollars in penalties since
the list's inception.
Note that certain organiza-
tions are exempt from the Do Not
Call regulations barring contact:
Charities, political causes and
candidates, companies conduct-
ing surveys and companies with
which you've done business in
the last 18 months are still
allowed to contact you unless you
specifically request to be
removed from their lists. Also,
telemarketers have up to 31 days
to update their lists, so if you're
not currently registered it could
take that long for calls to cease.
Be aware that the FTC doesn't
allow third-party companies to
register people on the list, so if
Dianne Hudson, 65, passed
away Saturday evening, Dec. 28,
She was a native of
Jacksonville and moved to Yulee
15 years ago. She was of the
Baptist Faith. Mrs. Hudson was a
loving and devoted mother who
enjoyed gardening, flowers and
spending time with her grand-
She is survived by her two
sons, James Hudson (Mamie) and
Mark Barry (Kim Oatman), all of
Yulee; her former spouse and
friend, Paul Hudson of
Jacksonville; two brothers, Ernest
Barry of Fernandina Beach and
James Barry (Elaine) of Yulee;
three grandchildren, Daniel Abell,
Brandy Barry and Bailey Berry;
nephews, Wade Barry and
Dewayne Barry; and a niece,
Memorial services will be held
at 1 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 4,
2008, at Community Baptist
Church in Yulee.
Green Pine FuneralHome and
Marian Pope Nelson
Marian Pope Nelson, age 83, of
Fernandina Beach passed away
on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, in
She was born in 1924, the
daughter of farmers, Sidney and
Viola Pope of
was the fifth
child in a fami-
ly of 11 chil-
dren. In 1939,
the Pope family
her father and
Paper Mill. She
and her family .
members of Springhill Baptist
Church of Nassauville. They con-
tributed family photographs to the
historical book titled Yesterday's
Reflections of Nassau County.
As a teenager, Mrs. Nelson
worked at Goffinsville packing
shrimp and oysters and later at
A&P Grocery in downtown
Fernandina. When World War II
began, her brothers enlisted and
she and her two sisters took their
place working as machine opera-
tors at Rayonier. She often spoke
of when she and her sisters were
dating during the war and they
loved to go dancing with the serv-
ice men on leave and were known
locally as the "Beautiful Pope
Shortly after the war, she met
Waudell B. Nelson of O'Neil and
they married in 1947. After mar-
riage, Mrs. Nelson worked at the
Kraft Bag Plant in St. Mary's, Ga.,
while also working part time at
Murray's Store in O'Neil, until
she retired. She attended her hus-
band's family church, Pigeon
Creek Primitive Baptist Church
in Bolougne, until her death. Mrs.
Nelson was known for her strong
work ethic, faith, sense of humor
and honesty. She would tell you
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the "Truth according to Marian"
whether you wanted to hear it or
She was preceded in death by
her husband, W.B. Nelson, her
parents and eight of her siblings.
She leaves behind her only
daughter, Myra Shuman (Larry);
her sisters, Ruth Jones and Ann
Taylor; and her grandchildren,
Curry Shuman and Tina Shuman
Davis (Karl), all of Fernandina
Funeral services were held at
2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008,
at Pigeon Creek Primitive Baptist
Church, Bolougne, with Deacon
Lester Nelson officiating.
Pallbearers were Josh Miller,
Eric Nelson, Johnny Nelson,
Marty Jones, C.J. Jones, L.H.
Sikes Jr. and Leals H. Sikes III.
Mrs. Nelson was laid to rest
next to her husband in Pigeon
Creek Primitive Baptist Church
The family invited guests and
friends to visit from 5-7 p.m. on
Tuesday at Oxley-Heard Funeral
Oxley HeardFuneral Directors
Joan M. Stevens
Joan M. Stevens, 78, of
Fernandina Beach, passed away
Dec. 31, 2007, at her home.
A native of Passaic, N.J., she
had previously resided in Denver,
Colo., before relocating to
Fernandina Beach in 1989.
Following her academic career,
she was a member of the gradu-
ating Class of 1949 at Fairleigh
Dickinson University, with hon-
ors, and a member of the Honor
Society. Throughout her life she
was an incredible wife and moth-
er, loved her family and friends
and had a special love and dedi-
cation to animals.
Mrs. Stevens loved to travel
and traveled all over the world.
She volunteered extensively in
many hospitals and humane soci-
eties, and served as the Director
of Volunteers in Denver, Colo.
She is survived by her hus-
band of 58 years, Thomas J.
Stevens, of Fernandina Beach;
two daughters, Heather (David)
Fowler of Atlanta and Jodi
(Howard) Wright of Yulee; and
two grandchildren, Katherine and
A private memorial service will
take place at a later date. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made
to the Nassau Humane Society,
671 Airport Road, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034.
Oxley HeardFuneral Directors
Mr. Jon Tuttle, age 43, beloved
husband of Linda Graham Tuttle,
passed away on Monday, Dec. 31,
2007, at their home in
Born in Washington, D.C., Jon
had been a resident of
Jacksonville since 1964. He grad-
uated from Andrew Jackson High
School, Class of 1982, and had
attended Florida Junior College,
North Campus. He was awarded
his Eagle Scout recognition in
An avid musician, Mr. Tuttle
was accomplished in playing the
keyboard and guitar. He had
worked for River City Security for
approximately 15 years and for
the past three years at
Southeastern Aluminum in
Jacksonville. He was a member
of St. Patrick's Parish.
He leaves behind, his wife of 21
years, Linda Graham Tuttle, two
sons, Joseph Edward Graham and
Sean David Tuttle, and one daugh-
ter, Cameron Elizabeth Tuttle, all
of Jacksonville; his parents, David
and Barbara Tuttle, Yulee; one
brother, David Thomas Tuttle Jr.
(Deborah), Jacksonville; his
father-in-law, Charlie Edward
Graham, Alamo, Ga.; brother-in-
law, Michael Woodle;, sister-in-
law, Kellie Graham Woodle, and
niece and nephew, Brett and
Hannah Woodle, all of Callahan;
brother-in-law, Anthony Graham,
niece, Michelle Graham, a
nephew, Thomas Henry Tuttle,
and a niece, Charlotte Marie
Tuttle, all of Jacksonville.
Funeral services will be at 1
p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in
the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home, Fernandina
Beach. Interment will follow in
Bosque Bello Cemetery,
The family invites guests and
friends to visit from 5-7 p.m.
tonight at the funeral home.
Oxley HeardFuneral Directors
Allene K. White
Ms. Allene K White, age 94,
passed away on Dec. 24, 2007, at
A native ofTifton, Ga., she had
been a former resident of
Fernandina Beach and was most
recently residing in Palmetto, Ga.
Ms. White had worked in the
Insurance industry for the Paul
Burns and the Lonnie Gordy
Insurance agencies. She was a
member of First Baptist Church,
the Fernandina Woman's Club
and the Hibiscus Garden Club.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, James Herbert
White Sr., and a son, J.H. "Herb"
She leaves behind two grand-
daughters, Jamie W. Wyatt,
Fayetteville, Ga., and Nancy W.
Clarke, Tyrone, Ga.; and four
great-grandchildren, Brittany and
Blake Wyatt and Jonathan and
Funeral services were held on
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, from the
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation International, 120 Wall
St., 19th Floor, New York, N.Y.
10003, or to Baptist Manor, 519
Perkins Road, Palmetto, GA
Oxley HeardFuneral Directors
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 4,2008 NEWS News-Leader
John Lloyd walks along the shore at Fernandina Beach.
A Day at the Beach'
moments in time
For the News Leader
I am not a photographer. I
know little about photography. I
have never read a book on the
topic. I never even owned a cam-
era other than a "snap-shot"
Kodak until Christmas 2006 when
my wife presented me a pocket-
sized digital camera. She sug-
gested that I carry it with me on
my daily beach walks to record
interesting sights that I might
On May 25, just five months
later, I lost the camera to the rav-
ages of the sea. My values of exis-
tence on this planet changed for-
ever on that day.
The life of little seven-year-old
Will Wynne was spared by the
grace of God. Although I did not
realize it at the time, I would be
the last person to ever see his
father, Brian, alive. It is impossible
to erase from memory the look
in his eyes as he pleaded for me to
save his son at the same moment
he pushed Will toward me.
A month later, my wife bought
me a new camera, a Sony 8.1 Pixel
15X Cyber Shot. That is the only
camera I own.
When I renewed my beach
walks, I hesitated to walk any-
where near where the drowning
incident occurred. I had night-
mares for months after the drown-
ing and needed no reminder to
further haunt me.
In the progress of learning to
release the torment I started to
think of how the last view of real-
ity for Brian was the beach at
Fernandina. It was, literally, his
last "day at the beach."
This is simply impossible to
properly explain, but I began to
view things through his eyes, like
every day was my last day at the
beach. I realized that I was begin-
ning to see things that I never
before observed. Little, subtle
moments in time that usually van-
ish without notice. The lens of my
camera reflected my view of life -
particularly life at the beach - as
I had never previously experi-
It was especially little children,
children like Will Wynne, who
captured my attention. I saw, in a
profound manner, how free they
were when at the beach, freer per-
haps at the beach than any other
place they knew. There they were
free to scream, dance, build sand
castles or walls to restrain the tide,
frolic in the sea, dare to brave the
waves, chase birds, see parents
acting like children, engage in
mud fights and release their
boundless imaginations - and so
much more. I loved to arrest those
precious moments in time. Not
only the children, but all who ven-
tured into the world of freedom.
That, in brief, is the story of "A
Day at the Beach."
I begin to share my photo-
graphs, via e-mail, with some of
the subjects I photographed, par-
ents, surfers, dog owners, fisher-
men, sun lovers, joggers, walkers
- the whole lot!
The feedback was surprising-
ly rewarding, and from that
encouragement the concept of
"HupPhoto" was born.
Well, it sure beats sitting in a
John Lloyd of Yulee was among
the rescuers who sought to save
Brian Wynne, 40, ofAtlanta, and
his son William on May 25 just
south of Main Beach. Brian Wynne
drowned, but his son survived. E-
mail John Lloyd at hupphoto
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Man arrested in armed robbery
SHANNON MALCOM Tommy Seagraves, a gun and clothing who was outside of the restaurant at 10:28 .0
News Leader believed to have been used in the rob- p.m. He reportedly forced the employee
bery were recovered at Green's home, to open the back door, then entered the i
A Fernandina Beach man was arrest-
ed Monday in connection with an armed
robbery of the Burger King restaurant
on South Eighth Street Sunday.
Jeremy Green, 18, a former employee
of Burger King, was arrested at his 822
Vernon St. home.
According to a written statement
released by Nassau County Sheriff
Nassau County Visior
announced public meeti
most vital part of the
process. Those attending
input meetings will have t
tunity to comment on topi
public safety, environs
other topics that affec
"This is an important
nity for residents to make
es heard on the future pri
Nassau County," said P
Nassau County Visi
Steering Committee mei
press release. "We wan
along with "some of the money stolen
from Burger King."
Green is being held at the Nassau
County Jail on $100,002 bond; he faces
charges of armed robbery, attempted
murder, armed burglary, aggravated bat-
tery and aggravated assault.
The robbery was reported Sunday
night after a man accosted an employee
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ing, that the work was already done.
He also noted that saying the
trees were to beautify the mulch
site was a "poor choice of words."
The trees, he said, were really plant-
ed so they could be harvested and
replanted throughout the city as
City Attorney Tammi Bach point-
ed out, however, that expenditure of
impact fees requires commission
approval. She said after the meeting
that the ordinance states that impact
fees, if not spent, must be refunded
to the people who paid them, and
cannot be put into the general fund.
She also noted that returning the
fees to individuals would be a com-
plicated process that would require
large amounts of staff time and
When questioned by Commis-
sioner Ron Sapp about the reason
for spending the impact fees,
Clifford said she and streets super-
visor Rex Lester "tried to put our
heads together to find out how to
use impact fees." She said it was
also common practice to process
city purchases at the end of the year
with a budget amendment to fol-
Czymbor said at the meeting that
although he is not aware of every
purchase order, he believed the pur-
chases needed to be made.
"I would have appreciated a call
(from the city manager)" said Sapp.
"I wondered if the city manager
deliberately misinformed the com-
mission. I don't see that here but I
would have been upset about it."
Czymbor said there was "no
attempt to mislead."
"We're all human, we all make
mistakes," he said. "We work to
resolve the problem ... that's all we
"If we can come up with a way to
ensure (city) policies are enforced,
this meeting has been worth it,"
said Commis-sioner Ken Walker.
"We have a lot invested in
Michael Czymbor," said Sapp. "I'm
not ready to pull the plug. ... I just
think we need to work a little hard-
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building, went into the office and took
money from the safe.
The suspect reportedly shot at one of
the employees who was trying to hide, but
he missed and no one was injured.
In his statement, Seagraves said Green
was arrested "after following up leads in
possible. dance have had an opportunity to quality of the community,
important speak. to the chamber.
>unty has According to the press release, "I believe that when c
issued by the Amelia Island- given the opportunity ar
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county are asking for an earlier and sions that are made as
more meaningful role in the future. Jim Shroads, chairman of
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been one thing I
asked (the city
manager) to do
that I have not
Walker. "It isn't
can't be correct-
ed. In my situa-
tion he's bent
to do whatever I
asked him to do."
"This is a tough job and I readi-
ly accepted the challenge two
years ago, " said Czymbor. "Com-
munication and trust are a two-way
Czymbor was formally repri-
manded twice during his first year
on the job.
The commission voted 3-2 to
give Czymbor a reprimand in
November 2006 for work performed
as part of the city's marina dredging
project that was not approved by
Leeper, Gerrity and Sapp favored
the reprimand. The commission ulti-
mately agreed to pay $92,220 for
the unapproved work.
Czymbor and City Attorney
Debra Braga were reprimanded in
March for "sloppy work" on the
city's request for proposals to move
sand as part of an emergency dune
enhancement project. There were
questions about whether appropri-
ate procedures were followed in
awarding a $50,212 contract for the
Commissioners voted 4-0 for the
reprimand; Malcolm was absent due
to a death in his family.
Commissioners voted 3-2 later
in March to extend Czymbor's con-
tract for another year. Leeper and
Gerrity said before the vote their
opposition was not about Czymbor's
job performance, but against includ-
ing a severance package in his con-
Commissioners were critical of
the city manager in his annual per-
formance review last year, and did
reduce his pay raise from 4 to 3.5
Body in truck identified
A body found in a burned pick-
up truck Dec. 16 has been identi-
fied as Timothy John Phelan of
According to the Jacksonville
Medical Examiner's Office, Phelan
died from smoke inhalation.
Firefighters found Phelan's
body after they responded to the
vehicle fire that morning and extin-
guished the blaze. The vehicle was
a 1984 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck.
DNA tests were used to identi-
fy Phelan due to the condition of his
body after the fire. The cause of
the fire is under investigation.
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The path to lasting wealth and
riches begins with spiritual devel-
That was the message
Wednesday during the Weapons
of Mass Deliverance Conference
"Some of you have a dream to
start a business," conference host
pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Robinson
Jr., said. "We don't want that dream
to die. We want to feed it. We want
to encourage you to use what God
has (given) you."
The three-night conference, in
its fourth year, concludes tonight at
6:30 p.m. at New Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, 10 South 10th St.
in Fernandina Beach.
The gathering of local church-
es aims to unify and "rejuvenate
the community to make each year
better than the last," the program
literature reads. This year's con-
ference directed its focus on bibli-
cal principals for economic empow-
erment through service, integrity
Success "in the physical realm
begins in the spiritual realm," the
Rev. Jeremiah Robinson said
Wednesday during his lecture.
"What good is (winning) the
lottery going to do you if you can't
manage the $1.75 you have right
To make changes in your life,
he told his audience, "Start where
you are, use what you have and do
what you can," Robinson said.
"You want to do some things,
but you think other things are
in your way.... Don't wait to get a
big position to do !ii,..l.ih,-." he
"If God says you can do it, you
can do it . .. You need to decide
tonight, whatever God has given
me, I'm going to use what I have,"
Setting the foundation for spir-
itual economic development
requires proper priorities, person-
al purity and then "all these other
things shall be added," the Rev.
John Coverdell said, quoting scrip-
"Before you can seek the king-
dom, you have to seek the king,"
he said during his sermon.
"We don't need any more
George Washingtons. We don't
need better 401(k)s," Coverdell
said. "What everyone needs is a
word from the Lord."
The Elm Street Church of God youth praise
team and Voices of Judah sing during the
Weapons of Mass Deliverance Conference,
above. The Rev. John Coverdell of
Fernandina Beach, right, delivers the ser-
mon. Taylor Sanders and Breanna Peterson
of the First Missionary Baptist Church praise
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Florida Community College is
offering a commercial vehicle
driving program that provides
training and testing to obtain a
Class A commercial truck-driving
license. The eight-week program
includes 320 hours of instruction
and extensive road driving experi-
ence with licensed instructors
under a variety of driving condi-
Classes begin Jan. 7 at the
Cecil Center South in Jackson-
Students with a demonstrated
financial need may receive schol-
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Students must have a high-school
diploma or GED and pass a drug
screen, physical exam and motor
vehicle background check to
begin classes. To register or for
information, call Sharon
McCarthy at (904) 997-2822.
Nassau County Schools and
the Florida Department of
Education present "Families
Building Better Readers Parent
Workshop" on Jan. 8 at Callahan
Elementary School and Jan. 22 at
Yulee Primary School. Parents of
all kindergarten through fifth
grade students are invited to
The workshop will provide par-
ents with simple instructional
activities they can do with their
children to improve reading per-
formance; provide parents with
resources that will help improve
their children's literacy through-
out life; and provide a free parent
Registration and complimenta-
ry pizza dinner is 5:30-6 p.m. The
workshop follows from 6-8 p.m.
Parents, grandparents and
guardians of all Nassau District
students are invited. If needed,
childcare will be provided. Please
call 491-9887 regarding your
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Jan. 8 and 22 at the
Nassau County Judicial Annex,
76347 Veterans Way in Yulee.
Sessions begin at 6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are invited
to participate. Students wishing to
be on the volunteer jury or act as
attorneys, court clerks and bailiffs
can sign up through their school
guidance offices or by attending
court and signing up then. To par-
ticipate as an attorney, see Teen
Court Coordinator Charles
Griffin, who assigns the rotating
positions. Volunteers must arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m.
For information call Griffin at
The Northeast Florida Fair
Association will hold its annual
meeting on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. in the
meeting room at the fairgrounds.
An election will be held for
trustees and an annual update
presented. Refreshments will be
served and applications for 2008
membership accepted with pay-
ment of dues.
On Feb. 10 Joel Pace's Piano
Students, many from Nassau
County and surrounding areas, in
conjunction with The Northside
Presbyterian Youth Group, will
host a "pianobowl" with the theme
"Strike a Chord for the Needy of
Jacksonville" at Archer Lanes on
Everyone is invited to attend.
Students will perform on piano
and bowl to raise money for Circle
of Love Ministries. Everyone is
asked to bring a canned food item
for the Northside Christian
On March 15 from 8 a.m.-8
p.m. the students will hold
Pianothon 2008," a benefit concert
for the Clara White Mission. The
theme is "The Piano is Never
Silent." Students will collect spon-
sors to raise money for the mis-
For more information, contact
Pace at (904) 766-9544 or joelpace
The Barnabas Center Westside
is located at the old town hall at
the corner of CR 108 and Pecan
Street. Office hours are Mondays
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the
phone number is (904) 845-4999.
The Barnabas Center offers
financial assistance to confirmed
Nassau County residents. If assis-
tance is needed at any other time,
call the Fernandina Beach office
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open on Tuesdays also, if volun-
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Atlanta home to big fi
We went to look at fish. Big fish and little Ocean Voyager.
fish. On a recent visit to Atlanta we decided Ocean Voyager is
to go and visit the Georgia Aquarium, or basically a great big
Atlanta Aquarium, as many call it. We had huge fish tank. It is
read about it and heard about it and we were the aquarium's signa-
determined to visit. ture exhibit. No other
Located in downtown Atlanta, adjacent to aquarium in the world
Centennial Olympic Park and the World of .1 has ever attempted to
Coca Cola Museum, the aquarium is a popu- L manage the variety
lar family attraction. Its unusual profile and and size offish in one
free-form shape immediately announced it main tank. Like two
was an interesting building. characters in "Honey
What is considered the largest aquarium DickieAnderson I Shrunk the Kids,"
in the world opened in Atlanta in November . . - we were able to gaze
2005. It offers the opportunity to view FROM THE in and up through the
100,000 animals and 500 different species. RCH huge ocean exhibit
The impressive facility was made possible PORC that contains more
through a gift to the people of Georgia from than six million gal-
Bernie Marcus, co-founder of The Home lons of saltwater. Sometimes it felt like the
Depot. fish were looking right back. You can walk
After parking, we went through a security through the long acrylic tunnel that goes
check and entered the main hall. We joined through the tank or stand in front of a gigan-
a crowd that was mostly families and found tic viewing window. The fish seem to fly by
ourselves faced with choices. Which of the as the entire aquarium is bathed in an eerie,
exhibits to visit first? There are five different watery light.
galleries with different themes. Each gallery The scene constantly changes as schools
corresponds to a specific environment and of trevally jacks, stingrays, huge groupers
all are designed for optimal viewing for visi- and strangely formed hammerhead sharks
tors, especially children. There are even swim by. The biggest shark of all, the whale
stops so people can touch some of the crea- shark, looms at the top of the tank, moving
tures, like stingrays. Exhibits include slowly and purposefully. The colors are
Coldwater Quest, River Scout, Tropical amazing in their intensity and variety. We
Explorer and, the most impressive of all, chuckled at the schools of fish that move as
h, little fish
a single entity. You wonder who gets to say,
"OK, gang we're going the other way."
The aquarium is not just a fun place to
visit, it is committed to sustaining the
world's underwater life. One program,
Seafood Savvy, first developed by the
Monterey Aquarium, offers L..L. Ii;ir, to
consumers who may be either ordering
seafood in a restaurant or buying it in their
neighborhood grocery store. There are
three categories: Best Choices, Good
Alternatives or Avoid. It is intended to help
us all make better choices in order to protect
the fragile balance of sea life. We picked up a
copy and learned to avoid Chilean bass and
blue fin tuna among other endangered fish
or troubled species. We were reassured buy-
ing or ordering catfish and salmon are good
things. The information is available in a
pocket guide printable from the aquarium
We recommend a stop at the Georgia
Aquarium. If you get to Atlanta take the time
to take a unique trip to visit some pretty
amazing creatures. You won't regret it.
Georgia Aquarium is open Sunday
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is located at
225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. Call
(404) 581-4000. You can make reservations
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Manger scene still tells the story of God's plan
M. N :is of the Manger" was the Rev.
Mark Tuso's message Dec. 16 at Gray
Gables First Baptist Church. Scripture:
Galatians 4:4-5. The manger scene still tells
the story of God's plan to save the world.
Though not traditionally considered to be a
Christmas passage, these verses reveal four
critical components of the manger message:
God's providence, v. 4a; God's power, v. 4b;
God's purpose, v. 5a; God's pleasure v. 5b.
We are having senior adult fellowships
after the evening worship services in the
Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions,
please see L.L. Braddock.
Their Christmas banquet was enjoyed
Dec. 16. During the Christmas service there
were performances by the preschool choir
and Jamm Choir, devotion, Lord's supper.
Ga and Ra caroling trip was Dec. 22.
They went to Hilliard Life Care Center and
visited the shut-ins.
'The Big Picture Bible Study," Old
Testament, was led by Bro. Mark, Bob
Burgess and Tracy Sweat.
On Feb. 14 Hilliard First Baptist will host
the senior adult luncheon instead of Gray
Gables. There have been some other
changes: May 8, Callahan First (date has
been changed from the 15th); Aug. 14, River
Road; Nov. 13, Fernandina Beach. Leader:
A live ladies conference with Beth Moore
is March 28-29 at the Veteran's Memorial
Arena. Tickets are on sale now and going
fast. They are $55. Call 1-800-254-2022.
Bible presentations first and second
grade take place Jan. 20 at the evening serv-
ice. Party in the Family Life Center following
the service. As children are becoming
enthusiastic new leaders, Bro. Lynn Hyatt
wants to present them with the most impor-
tant book they will ever read! Call Brother
Tom Tyre at 879-2172 if you have questions.
A new Christmas CD from the
Celebration Choir is in the foyer or come by
the office during the week. They are $12
Jan. 24 and 25 is Beast Feast.
Our senior high students will be gone
Jan. 18-21 to Gatlinburg, Tenn., to the
Crossroads Winter Conference. If you are
signed up to go, you
will receive all of final
trip details in the mail.
Please pray for a life-
S some now for those
. \ . who will be skiing, and
Safety for all.
Hilda Christmas Child. From
Higginbotham Amelia: Thank you to
all who gave so gener-
. .. ously of their time, tal-
HILDA'S ent and money to
HEARABOUTS Samaritan's Purse.
Because of you, we
were able to send 342 shoe boxes to chil-
dren in Third World countries. Besides the
items that were put into the shoe boxes,
$2,572 was donated for shipping and costs.
God bless you!
New members classes will be offered for
four Sunday mornings, beginning Feb. 3. Dr.
Holton Siegling, senior pastor of First
Presbyterian, 9 North Sixth St., will lead
these informal sessions in the church office
during the Sunday school hours. Enjoy cof-
fee, the fellowship in Jim Thomas Hall and
then bring your cup with you as we look at
what it means to be a Presbyterian and a
member of First Presbyterian Church,
Fernandina Beach. Find out what we believe
and how our denomination is structured as
we get to know one another. At the end of
our meetings (Feb. 24) those who wish to
join the church will meet with the session at
10:40 a.m. and will then be introduced to the
congregation at the end of the 11 a.m. serv-
ice of worship.
MAC, mature adult Christians 55 and
over, meet monthly for lunch, fellowship and
interesting speakers and activities. On Dec.
20, they met in Jim Thomas Hall, catered by
Chef Donna Riley. Pastor Holton Siegling Jr.,
senior pastor, gave a Christmas devotional.
They enjoyed Christmas carols and "Yankee
Swap" (a wrapped gift appropriate for a man
or a woman.)
Project Salvation Army/Hope House.
The Young Adult Holiday Party and orna-
ment exchange was enjoyed at the
Manse/Pastor Holton and Martha Ann's
The word "worship" has become a buzz-
word in church music circles. Christian
artists perform worship concerts and
Christian radio plays worship music. Now,
music publishers are turning out a new
genre of Christmas musicals for music min-
istries called "worship experience."
Primarily, worship music can be defined at
music that beckons the audience to join in
praise to God. The texts of the songs in the
worship music genre speak directly to God
in a personal way. These texts are a means
to personal expression and intimacy with
God, because he has made Himself known
to us, personally.
The Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist
Church, Fernandina beach, led by the Rev.
Mike Reed, presented 'The Christmas
Story" Dec. 16. They enjoyed a social time
afterwards. On Dec. 23, there was
"Christmas Memories," a family celebration.
On Dec. 24 it was Christmas Eve candles,
carols and communion. The church-wide
Christmas dinner was enjoyed Dec. 12.
Those attending were asked to take their
favorite Christmas dessert.
Betty Waas hosted the Hazel Allen Circle
with a covered dish luncheon Dec. 11 at her
home. Lucille Garner hosted the Ruth Cox
Circle Dec. 10.
Oak Grove Baptist Church, where Neal
Thompson is pastor, will be having the
singing group "Praise Hymn" at 7:30 p.m. on
Jan. 11. Kathy Thompson, Neal's lovely wife,
serves as ministry assistant at Oak Grove. It
was nice to see her recently when we met at
the same appointment place.
Cedar Bay is having a revival with Don
Walton Jan. 27-30. The services begin each
night at 7 p.m.
North 14th Street Baptist Church pre-
sented "Arise Shine" with drama and choir
Dec. 15 and 16. Refreshments were enjoyed
following both performances.
The choir and orchestra of Boulougne
First Baptist presented 'There is Peace in
HILDA Continued on 8A
Kristen Danielle Ellis of Baptist Church, Fernandina
Fernandina Beach and Robert Beach. The bride-elect is the
Adam Lewis of Yulee will be mar- daughter of Keith and Michelle
ried March 29, 2008, at Springhill Ellis of Fernandina Beach.
* Justin Rydell Glover of University of Florida, received all
Yulee was among the students A's in his classes - managerial
who received degrees from the economics, honors finance, real
University of Tennessee at estate analysis and beginning
Martin during the recent fall Chinese - for the 2007 fall
commencement held in Kathleen semester. Jones studied abroad
and Tom Elam Center on the UT in China this past summer.
Martin campus. Of the 23 classes he has taken
since his freshman year in 2005,
* Zachary Jones, a junior Jones has passed all with 22 A's
honors finance major at the and one B+.
* Tina Harder and Shawn 0 Amanda and Mark Barry of
Spencer of Hilliard announce the North Charleston, S.C.,
birth of twin daughters, Shyanne announce the birth of a daugh-
and Shawn Spencer, born June ter, Addyson Elise Barry, born at
14, 2007, in Jacksonville. 1:13 p.m. Dec. 18, 2007, in
Shyanne was born at 12:30 p.m., Charleston, S.C. The baby
weighing 5 pounds 5 ounces and weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and
measuring 19 inches in length. measured 19 3/4 inches in
Shawn was born at 12:33 p.m., length. She joins a sister,
weighing 4 pounds 2 ounces and Makenzie Barry, 16 months old.
also measuring 19 inches in Paternal grandparents are Bill
length. They join a brother, Ian Barry of California and Debbie
Spencer, 13, and a sister, Tabitha Wilt of Arizona.
Spencer, 12. Maternal grandparents are
Paternal grandparents are Darryl and Brenda Harden of
Linda and James Spencer of Fernandina Beach.
Hilliard. Maternal grandmother Great-grandparents are Tom
is Jamie Davis of Silver Springs, and Ardath Harden of
N.Y. Fernandina Beach.
* Cats Angels Inc., SPCA, ani-
mal rescue group is a 501c3 non-
profit organization that needs
volunteers to help foster the
many cats and kittens in its care.
Its adoption center and thrift
store is located at 709 S. Eighth
St., Fernandina Beach.
For more information, call
321-2267 or visit www.catsan
* Guardian Ad Litem is in
critical need of volunteers to
become part of a court program
to represent the best interests of
innocent children. Call Diane
* First Coast residents may
apply online for economic assis-
tance (food stamps, temporary
cash and Medicaid) from the
Florida Department of Children
and Families at
da. Call 866-76-ACCES or 866-
* Nassau County volunteers
are invited to join the SHINE
(Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders) Program,
which helps elders make
informed decisions about
Medicare and health insurance,
SHINE volunteers provide
individual counseling and assis-
tance to elders and their care-
givers about Medicare,
Medicaid, Medicare plan choic-
es, long-term care and other
health insurance issues.
Volunteers also make education-
al presentations and participate
in outreach events.
Call the local Elder Helpline
at 1-888-242-4464 or (904) 391-
* Gerri's Corner, a resource
center for women with cancer,
answering questions and spread-
ing hope, is open Monday-Friday
from noon to 4 p.m. in Maxwell
Hall at Memorial United
Methodist Church on North
Sixth Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach. For more
information call 277-0099.
* Nassau Habitat for
Humanity's recycling program
includes cell phones. They may
be taken to North Nassau
Recycling at Lime and South
Eighth streets in Fernandina
Recycling is an important part
of Nassau Habitat's funding. It
has aluminum can bins located at
many places on the island, or
they may be left at North Nassau
To volunteer with the group,
call 277-0600 or e-mail nhfh@net-
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Florida Inc, 850935 US 17 North,
Yulee, offers free confidential
HIV/AIDS testing and other
health related services. Office
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Appointments available and walk-
ins are welcome. For more infor-
mation or HIV testing call 548-
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Time to change
those on county
cated their intent to enlarge the county
planning and zoning board, from eight to
11 members, to provide for more diversi-
ty of membership.
We think there's a better way.
We do advocate enlarging the board, to nine
members, to reduce the chance of tie votes.
But the best way to bring new blood to the
planning board is to do just that - bring in new
blood to replace the old blood.
We especially think it's time to replace board
veterans Tom Ford of Bryceville and Jeanne
Scott, originally appointed to represent Callahan.
Ford, the chair, has been on the board at least
three terms and has been criticized for his man-
ner in stifling public comment. Scott no longer
lives in her original district.
That doesn't mean, however, commissioners
should appoint to the board the candidates foisted
on them by an organized campaign led by
The Republicans have won the last several
elections for commission - they hold all five
seats - and while a nonpartisan appointment
would be welcome, it's certainly not
We especially doubt the board will
appoint Angle Hall, a Democrat defeated by
Republican Barry Holloway in the 2006
election. This is not to comment on Hall's qualifi-
cations for planning board; she is qualified. But
Democrats cannot expect to win from a
Republican board what they can't win at the
However, the commission has a dozen or more
applicants for planning board seats, many of them
well qualified. We strongly urge that when Ford
and Scott's terms expire March 31, and a new
seat is added, that qualified newcomers be tapped
We also think the commission should make
plain that board members appointed to represent
one of the county's geographical districts should
live in that district. Scott, for example, apparently
moved from District 5 (Callahan) to District 4
(Hilliard and Bryceville) even before District 5
Commissioner Marianne Marshall reappointed
her four years ago.
Now, three of the eight members of the board
live in the same West Side district (Hilliard and
The Democrats' point - that the county plan-
ning board is not sufficiently diverse, that devel-
oper interests are overrepresented, that the pub-
lic will is often ignored - is well taken.
But Republican or Democrat, we expect good
government that is representative of all of us. The
county commission has an opportunity to remake
the planning and zoning board to better reflect
the public interest. It should do so.
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sense when the phone's b
theater, church or on the
beach. Said sensor would
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the phone right now, dam
dissuade the boorish cell
would activate and send a
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the physical violence of 1:
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or chaise lounge and entr
the creep's butt one good
Seriously, if you believe
fellow homo sapiens tribe
mouth and your Bluetoot
dingleberries for brains. I
dingleberry is, ask the ne
ain't the next generation
My wife and I were tra
a layover in an airport aro
recall which airport it was
in New Year by cell
fear off by resolving to try good mom and pop style he ha
hose idiots who gab on cell restaurant. The waiters were on th
es and suffer from the delu- polite. The ice tea tasted like and h
s really give a hoot in hell the house wine of the South kicks
ilistines. Knuckle-draggers. it's supposed to be. The Desp
smells that wafted from the whicl
for this year is that the food preparation area made last o
wouldd do something useful ' . our mouths water and every- M
11 cell phone makers to one was in a convivial spirit. patiel
mputer chip that would As our cheerful hostess led us notion
being used in a restaurant, i to a table by the window and p
blanket next to mine at the where we could watch the the n
emit a shrill whistle in the Joe Palmer planes come and go, all the order
land that he or she get off ... angst and aggravation of air Sh
imit. If that chip failed to travel melted like the ice F(
phone user, another chip CUP OF cream that was being served to the
i force hurtling through JOE on big slices of what looked witne
bject the dumb-butt user to like home-made peach cob- desis
2 rounds with Ultimate bler. My wife and I took our seats and ordered ice phon
Ice Man" Liddell. Everyone tea and salad as we perused the dinner menu. and n
t could then pull up a seat Everything was looking as peachy as the cobbler on becat
eat Cyber Chuck to stomp the dessert menu. dog. I
time for us while he's got And then Attila the Hungry invaded the restau- other
rant. My wife and I watched in horror as another hey, i
e you're impressing your hostess led a diner to the table next to ours who had ness,
peoplee with your loud the physique of Friar Tuck and the manners of a bar- slop.
h technology, you've got barian. He waddled to his table talking in a loud W
[f you don't know what a voice that made other diners turn their heads to see tempt
*arest 11-year-old. A hint: It what the racket was. I thought the guy was talking to squec
of Blackberry. the hostess, although it looked like she was embar- Ca
iveling awhile back and had rassed to be seen with him. Then I saw the wireless Jo,
>und suppertime. I don't headset on his fat noggin. Tubbo took his seat and, for th.
s but it actually had a pretty with a smug glance around the room to make sure cast.n
ad an audience, proceeded to tell whomever was
e other end where he was, what he was doing
low bloody successful his day had been. Just for
, he notched up the volume a decibel or two.
erately, I looked around for another table for
h to decamp and saw that fat boy had taken the
y wife, whom the Good Lord gave all the
nce that I seem to have lost over the years,
ed my annoyance and reached across the table
patted my hand and told me not to worry, that
ian would surely hush as soon as he placed his
or the remainder of the meal, we were subjected
e most appalling display of manners I've ever
*ssed. Not only did the jackass not cease and
t when he placed his order, he talked on his cell
e during the entire meal - from salad to dessert
most of which ended up in his ample lap
use he snarfed and bolted his food like a cur
I initially felt sorry for the poor soul on the
end of his conversation, but then I thought,
f you're willing to be a party to such piggish-
you deserve to get splattered with auditory
e cut our meal short and left. I was sorely
ted to break wind in the man's ear as we
ezed past him on our way out.
an you hear me now?
e Palmer ofFernandina Beach writes regularly
e News-Leader E-mail him at treysurf@com
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Agencies, organizations, and individuals around
the country will be looking for homeless men, women
and children on Jan. 28, the day of the annual National
Here in Nassau County, we know there are people
living without decent, affordable housing. We serve
them in our shelters and churches, in our food pantries
and agency offices, and we see them on our streets and
highways. We want not only to count them but also to
find out from them what they need to become more
State and federal agencies, such as HUD (Housing
and Urban Development), mandate that communities
assess how many homeless persons there are in an
area before they will consider allocating monies to
serve that area's homeless population. In fact, we in this
community need to know the extent of homelessness
in order to address its causes and possible methods for
The Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County
is coordinating countywide efforts to find, count and
administer surveys to homeless persons. We are seek-
ing volunteers to work on the count on Jan. 28. Training
for volunteers will be held in Nassau County, and vol-
unteers will be organized to work in teams for the
We would also like to obtain information about
places where homeless persons may be found. Please
let us know of places in your area of the county where
homeless people might be living (tents, cars, behind
buildings, in abandoned buildings) or tending to con-
Homeless people count, and they deserve to be
counted. Please help us by providing volunteers and/or
information that will help this community assess the
needs of homeless persons living here. Please contact
me at 491-1753 if you or anyone in your organization
would like to volunteer.
Thomas C. Washburn
Re: "Do unto others" (Dec. 21).
I can understand some of the letter writer's frus-
tration. We have a long way to go before all of us get
real opportunity for equal status. I am compelled,
however, to make one observation. "None" of us are
on this continent whose origins did not begin in anoth-
er place on Earth. We are now at a time that cannot
allow unbridled entry into "our" country.
Her letter indicates that she is of American Indian
heritage and should be proud of that. Her last name
indicates she may be married to someone of Polish her-
itage. I am of Irish, Spanish and Swedish heritage. So
what? "None" of us would be free to express these opin-
ions if we were not all Americans of the same accord.
Last month letter writers were critical of a police offi-
cer's right to use a Taser. I think citizens are very
uneducated in the procedures police officers use in sit-
uations where subjects do not comply with the officer's
Officers have procedures and protocols to follow in
JOHN DARKOW/COLUMBIA (MO.) DAILY TRIBUNE
JOHN DARKOW/COLUMBIA (MO.) DAILY TRIBUNE
situations where other citizens or themselves are put
in danger. Officers first verbally warn the subject in
question. If the subject does not comply with the ver-
bal warning then they are subject to a Taser.
Look at it from a police officer's point of view. You
pull up to a bar where you are told subjects are being
combative, possibly drunk or even on narcotics. When
an officer pulls up to a scene they never know what
they are about to face. Just think how that feels? Police
officers die every day in the line of duty. They deal with
people every day that are out to hurt them as well as
others. I think if anyone questions what a police offi-
cer experiences on a daily basis they need to volunteer
and ride with an officer for just one day. Hopefully, you
will be able to experience how it feels to be put in
that officer's shoes and see what they deal with.
It's easy to judge an officer when you're the one
always out at a club or party consuming alcohol. The
Taser is not what kills people, it's people's actions
that kill people. It is a proven fact that deaths due to
Taser use are linked to influence of narcotics. In ref-
erence to the incident of a young man that died in
Jacksonville after use of a Taser by a JSO officer, he
had a gun in his pocket, punched that officer and was
on narcotics. That officer had every right to defend
himself. What would you have done in that situation?
Nassau County Code Enforcement is on a witch
hunt and I am tired of being harassed by them.
Since when has it become a crime to set some-
thing down in your yard? Property I have owned for
30 years. I'm Native American and I've lived here all
my life. For almost 70 years. I pay my taxes. I do the
best I can. I put trash out every week like anyone
But I don't recommend this county to anyone as a
place to move to. I see wetlands filled in and developed.
I see shoddy built houses being sold as top quality.
When you receive a notice you have made an error
by code enforcement you must pay for a copy of the
code to read what you have done.
Help the animals
Well, the New Year is here. Time to get the tree
down, pack away the Christmas decorations and make
1. Diet. Well, we all know how that one worked
out in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2005
2. Get organized. Well, I will do that as soon as I find
3. Clean the house. If I do that I just may find that
There has to be something I can do that I will enjoy
and therefore stick with.
Wait, volunteering is something I have been think-
ing of lately. Now where is that article I clipped out of
the News-Leader - oh yeah, here it is. Cats Angels is
looking for volunteers to help in their adoption center
and thrift store.
Now there is something I can really get into. I
already have two wonderful pets of my own; perhaps
I can help the animals of the community who don't have
The cats don't care if I am a few pounds over-
weight, they don't care if I can find that darn Day-
Planner and I am sure they would love to have me
come and help clean their cages and spend some time
playing with them.
Well, that settles it, my New Year's resolution is to
volunteer to help the homeless animals of Nassau
But I am still going to look for that Day-Planner -
it must be here somewhere.
VIEWPOINT/BILL STEIGERWALD/PITESBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Ron Paul, an authentic salesman of freedom
Ken and Marcia Knight's orange 1973 Superbeetle is covered
with Ron Paul signs. The Nassau County Ron Paul 2008
Meetup is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday at Woody's Bar-BQ on
A1A in O'Neil. Call (904) 206-4046 for information or go to
t won't matter how high Ron
Paul finished in the Iowa cau-
cuses Thursday or in the
New Hampshire primary
Tuesday or anywhere else.
He's already won his prize.
Despite the fact that his ideas
and his unconditional devotion to
the Constitution are exactly what
America needs, the Pittsburgh-
raised libertarian doctor and 10-
term Texas congressman isn't
going to become the Republican
presidential nominee. He and
everyone else who hasn't lost his
grip on political reality has always
known that America's future
doesn't include a President Ron
Yet Dr. Paul - arguably the
closest thing to a libertarian
America's voters have seen since
Grover Cleveland - has already
succeeded beyond his and any
liberty-lover's wildest dreams.
In April, shortly after he
announced he'd run for presi-
dent, Paul told the Pittsburgh
Tribune-Review that his goal -
besides winning, of course - was
to make an impact on the race
and to spread his ideas about
maximizing freedom, limiting the
federal government and practic-
ing nonintervention overseas.
Though his presence at the
debates has shown what a bunch
of unprincipled, flip-flopping, war-
loving, faux conservatives
Messrs. Romney, Giuliani,
Huckabee and McCain are, Paul's
political impact on the primaries
has been minimal - so far.
The "Paulistas" who are
fomenting and funding "The Ron
Paul Revolution" in the virtual
streets of the Internet complain
that the mainstream media have
ignored Paul. But it's not true.
He could be the most widely
publicized libertarian politician in
U.S. history. He and his "radical"
ideas have been publicized,
praised or treated with respect by
everyone from the constitutional-
ly impaired Tim Russert to Jay
Leno, Stephen Colbert and
Carlson, perhaps Paul's
biggest fan on TV, recently trav-
eled the campaign trail with Paul
in Nevada and wrote about it for
The New Republic.
Carlson observed the same
humble, charisma-free candidate
I saw late last June when Paul
came to Pittsburgh to visit his old
house as part of a "Today" show
series on "Candidate's Cribs."
Paul, as debate-watchers
know, is the anti-Mitt Romney.
But Carlson notes, correctly, that
Paul's seriousness and lack of
political slickness is a large part
of his appeal.
"His fans don't read his awk-
wardness as a social phobia, but
as a sign of authenticity. Paul
never outshines his message,
which is unchanging: Let adults
make their own choices; liberty
works. For a unified theory of
everything, it's pretty simple.
And Paul sincerely believes it."
Paul has shocked the political
establishment by attracting a
zealous web-connected army of
young people and raising $20 mil-
lion, almost exclusively over the
He isn't going to become pres-
ident and he isn't going to con-
vert the sleeping masses, the lib-
eral media or even his own lost
party to the tenets of libertarian-
But sometimes winning the
election isn't what matters in the
long run. Ideas do.
Remember Barry Goldwater?
His crushing defeat in 1964 rein-
vigorated conservatism and
spawned the Reagan Revolution.
In a country still cruising down
the road to socialism, Ron Paul's
success in selling freedom is a
sign of hope.
Bill Steigerwald is a columnist
at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
E-mail him at steigerwald@cagle-
cartoons.com. This column is dis-
tributed by Cagle Cartoons, Inc.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2008/News-Leader
Kayaks, flashli hts and
D own the rocks my kayak slid, loaded with might ring in the middle of the
all my stuff. Carefully I stepped over the night from someone who's in
oysters and mud as I made my way to the need. Most of the time people
water's edge. The lone streetlight that lit are very considerate and call
my way hovered overhead as if curious and enter- only when they're having a real
trained by what I was doing. - crisis.
It was then, as I pushed the nose of my yellow Somehow my forgetting my
boat into the water, that it dawned on me. I had for- flashlight didn't seem to
gotten my flashlight. As the cold night air blew amount to a real crisis, but I
against my face and I glanced up at the thick clouds must admit the thought of wak-
covering the moon, I knew I couldn't go on without Rob ing one of my congregants in
it. Goyette the middle of the night was
"What am I going to do now Lord?" I remember G kind of fun. After all, I rea-
thinking as I pondered all the effort that had gone ." soned, it was David that had the
into just getting there. "Call David," the thought PULPIT idea of going fishing that night
came to mind. "He lives just down the street. It's NOTES to begin with.
too late," I wrestled with the thought. "I'm sure he It had all begun earlier that
and his family are already in bed." day when David called me to see if I was interested
Now please understand that as a pastor my life in going. "Sounds great," I had told him. "I'll meet
is always on call. You never know when the phone you at 11 o'clock with all my stuff." When he called
being a friend of God
later that evening and said the wind was blowing me that night, to me, was very personal and friend-
too hard and he didn't think we should go, I decid- ly. I wasn't preaching or doing some great ministry
ed he was probably right, work for God. I was just being me. Isn't it interest-
I have to admit I was a little let down. I had real- ing that the Bible declares one of God's names to
ly been looking forward to going. It was then that I be "Emanuel," which being interpreted means God
felt the Lord speak to my heart. with us. That's right; God's very nature is one that
"I'll go with you," I heard Him say. just wants to be with us and to have us be with
"Is that you Lord?" I questioned the inner voice. Him.
"I'll go with you," the thought flooded my mind Well, for those of you who are interested, my
again and with it a peace that I knew to be from the good friend David was happy to bring me a flash-
Lord. light that night, and I was happy to wake him up
Now, I'm well aware that not everyone believes (just kidding). He did, however, decide to join me
that God still speaks to people, but I'm one of those about an hour later and he, I and God caught a lot
who do. No, not in a way that contradicts the Bible, of fish together.
but rather in a way that fulfills it. As we launch out into this New Year may we all
You see, to me the whole reason God has done remember there is no reason for any of us to go
everything He's done, from sending His Son to die alone.
to giving us the Bible, is to bring us into a relation- Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters World
ship with Him. Outreach Center E-mail him at rgoy@livingwater-
The whole idea that God was willing to go with soutreach.org.
Old Kings Road Baptist
Church, 7134 Old Kings Road in
Jacksonville, will host a Gospel
Sing at 7:30 p.m. tonight. This
month's featured group is The
Wilson Family from Folkston,
Ga., featuring Robert, Melissa
and daughter Katie.
For information or directions
to the church call (904) 305-4309.
Lila Terhune, speaker and
teacher, intercessory prayer coor-
dinator at Brownsville Revival,
author of Cross Pollination and
board member of Apple of His
Eye ministry in Israel, will speak
on Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Hineni
Messianic Fellowship, 1797 Old
Moultrie Road, Suite 102, St.
For more information call
(904) 940-5365 or visit
A S300 VALUE
Come to the Jewish
Community Alliance, 8505 San
Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, at 12:15
p.m. on Jan. 15 to share the won-
ders of the Torah. Join
Jacksonville Rabbi Martin
Sandberg who will lead the group
in the parsha (iI:. ;,ii.,- of the
week. Study, share and be
enlightened by this program. All
levels of knowledge are welcome.
Tuesday Torah is free and
open to all. Bring a dairy lunch;
drinks and dessert will be provid-
ed. For more information call
(904) 730-2100, ext. 221.
A new monthly program for
men kicks off on Jan. 16 at 6:30
p.m. Paul Vance, senior vice pres-
ident of football operations and
general counsel to the
Jacksonville Jaguars, has been
with the team since its inception
and will be the speaker. The
opening meeting includes a tail-
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gating meal. The program is free
for JCA members and $5 for non-
members. For more information
call (904) 730-2100, ext. 221.
The Rev. Brett Opalinski will
teach a class, I ...... .i The
Early Church," focusing on what
some of the earliest Christians
(those just after Jesus to the time
of Emperor Constantine) believed
and how they lived as disciples.
The first class will be held on Jan.
16 at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial
United Methodist Church.
Come and learn the stories of
early Christianity and how these
folks impact us still today.
Learning the story of the early
church is not just learning histo-
ry, it is a spiritual formation.
One Shabbat-One World, a
global project organized by the
movement, will bridge hundreds
of communities, Synagogues and
centers worldwide Jan. 18-19.
HILDA Continuedfrom 6A
The World Tonight" by Randy
Vader and Jay Rouse Dec. 22 and
Ephesus Baptist Church pre-
sented the Cantata, "Emmanuel,
Celebrating Heaven's Child," by
Joel Lindsey and Russell Mauldin
Mrs. Weezie (Louise Weaver),
assistant of Blackrock Baptist
Church, said, "The last few months
have been like a whirlwind around
Awana is going strong on Friday
nights. We have been averaging
Chabad @ the Beaches will
participate by devoting a single
day towards increased Shabbat
observance - kindling of the tra-
ditional Shabbat candles by
women and girls and the partici-
pation in Shabbat services and
the time-honored Friday night
dinner for everyone.
Services and dinner will be
held Jan. 18 at Chabad @ the
Beaches' Center for Jewish Life,
521 A1A North, Ponte Vedra
Beach. For information and reser-
vations, call (904) 285-1588.
Salt & Lightspeaker
Amelia Plantation Chapel's
next Salt & Light series speaker
is Veeda Javaid, who runs 12
Christian schools in Pakistan that
are supported by the U.S.
Presbyterian Church. Pakistan is
98 percent Muslim and it surpris-
es many that these institutions
can survive there, and even pros-
per, according to a press release.
Her preliminary schedule is as
follows: Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. - Salt &
Light Speaker Series at Amelia
Plantation Chapel, open to the
community, reservations will be
from 45-55 children each week.
"This year we started a class
for our two-year-olds called Puggles
and they are having a blast. If you
have a child from two years old
through sixth grade, we have a
place for them on Fridays from
"June is going to be avery busy
month for the children's depart-
ment. Even though camp is six
months away, there is a lot that we
have to do to get prepared. God
"May our Great Heavenly
Father continue to watch over us
and keep us in His loving care."
Happy New Year!
requested; Jan. 25 at 7:30 a.m. -
men's breakfast at Amelia Island
Chapel, which will be open to 40
people from other churches, by
reservation; Jan. 25 - ladies
luncheon organized by the
chapel, details to be announced;
Jan. 27 from 9:30-10:40 a.m. -
Sunday School Forum/brunch at
First Presbyterian Church, Pastor
The chapel is helping to bring
Javaid to the U.S. and will support
her schools, but it also invites
local church families to schedule
her for their own events as well.
Call the chapel, 36 Bowman Road,
Lifeline Ministries Evangelical
Church welcomes those looking
for answers. Join members on
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at the Best
Western Inn, 2707 Sadler Road in
St. Michael Catholic Church
holds a Saturday Mass at Yulee
United Methodist Church on A1A
at 4 p.m. The 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
masses continue on Saturdays at
St. Michael Church.
First Baptist Church sponsors
Celebrate Recovery every Friday
night from 6-9:30 p.m. Celebrate
Recovery is a Christ centered,
Biblically based program for indi-
viduals and their family members
who are dealing with addictions,
compulsions, past hurts and
potentially destructive behaviors.
Childcare will be available. For
more information, contact the
church at 261-3617.
Men's Bible Study
A Men's Bible study meets at
Amelia Baptist Church, 961167
Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina
Beach, each Friday at 6 a.m. All
men are welcome.
Spiritual seekers and those
interested in or curious about
Unitarian Universalism are invit-
ed to meet the second Sunday of
each month at 6 p.m. in the
Council on Aging meeting room,
1367 South 18th St., Fernandina
Beach. For more information call
Impact Your World
Pastor Kalvin R. Thompson is
currently holding church servic-
es for Impact Your World Church
every Sunday at 10 a.m. in the
Full Service School, 86207
Felmor Road, Yulee. Everyone is
invited to attend. For information
The Sanctuary at First
Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth
St., is open for prayer every
Thursday morning at 8 a.m.,
when the faithful gather to pray
for the church and the world. If
you are unable to attend, but have
a prayer request to offer, call the
church office at 261-3837.
A project to fabricate metal
parts used to manufacture three-
wheeled, hand-cranked carts is
ongoing at a workshop sponsored
by Memorial United Methodist
Church. The vehicles, called
Personal Energy Transportation,
or PETs, are fully assembled at
Penney Farms near Green Cove
Springs and shipped throughout
the world to victims of polio, land
mines and other injuries.
The workshop operates
Monday through Thursday from
8:30 a.m. to noon. Call Jack at 261-
5691 or James at 261-5863 to vol-
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Where the Bible is the Authority, Christ
is the head of the church, and the
members are simply Christian.
Meets at the YMCA 10:00 a.m.-Worship
1915 Citrona Dr. 11:00 a.m.-Sunday Sch.
For More Information, Call
George Williams at (904) 277-9675
Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor
--- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
--- First Sunday Each Month ---
Healing Prayer: 6PM
Across from Fort Clinch State Park
86003 Christian Way(Yulee Methodist Church)
Please join us on Sunday, Bible Study at 6pm
Worship & Lord's Supper at 7 pm,
Fellowship 7:45 to 8:15
Come for one or all
Optional Healing Prayer
offered following Worship
s6yterian * |
hIurch FWRoA (usP
Sunday Service 9:30 a.m.
96074 Chester Rd., Yulee
Family Worship Center
Card'ii of Iafroprpiit
Pastor: Pat Ennis
Sunday School 9:45
Morning Worship 11:00
Evening Worship 6:00
Wednesday Night Worship 7:00
2712 South 14 Street
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
PRESENTLY MEETING AT
719 SOUTH 9T STREET
SUNDAY 10:00 AM
FULL GOSPEL / INTERDENOMINATIONAL
EDWARD M. COOP, PASTOR
WE ARE A 501 (C)(3) TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION
Sunday School .......... ... .9:30 am
Sunday Worship ................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ............6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study .........6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road - County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
t 4 CHURCH
9 N. 6th St. * 261-3837
Worship Services 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Come Worship God In One of
Florida's Oldest Sanctuaries!
Just off Centre St.Dr L Holon Sieline, Jr Pastor
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 * Rev. Mark Stiles
FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien (. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Hearts ofAll People
Sunday NewMembers Class 9a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 am.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus& Van, Couples, Singles, Youth
AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
An InterdenominationalCommunity Church
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
A diverse congregation united y ourfaith in Jesus Christ
New Website! Amelia Island Plantation
www.ameliachaelcom OutsidetheMain Gate
www.ameliachap~el.com (904) 277-4414
A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
Come Grow With Us
NEW ZION MISSIONARY
10 South 10th Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Rev. Jeremiah Robinson, Jr. Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL ....................9:30 AM
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP .........11:00 AM
WEDNESDAY YOUTH MINISTRY ........5:30 PM
WEDNESDAY PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY . .7:00 PM
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Please Join Us for
at 10:00 a.m.
Vndlle We Build,
Worshiping in P.Ruiqss Chapel
1305 Atlantic Avenue
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Pastor Frank Camarotti
Sunday Morning Worship Services
8:30am AND 11:00am
Sunday School 9:45
Friday 6:45 - 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 11:00 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study- 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday - Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccaneer Tr & Gerbing Road, Ferandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527
m m irf Il um num I I t1 iI[ ll I
Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Mass 4prm & 530pm
Saturday 7pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
SundaY Masses' 800 & 10'00am & 12 Noon
Daily Mass' 830am - Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri
Holy Day Masses' Vigil 600pm' Holy Day 8'30am
Confessions Saturday 3'15pm - 3'45pm or by appt
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Sunday School ............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ...........6:00P.M.
Evening Worship .............. 7:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper . .. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service .......7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
S Chidren's Ministries
Rob & Christie Goyette 321-
senior Pastors On AA 1 mile west of Amelia Islanc
Innovative Stye, ContemporaryMusic, Casua/Amosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Gathering for worship 10:45am
at Yulee Elem. School
Cafetorium, 86063 Felmore Road & A1A
Small group bible study Sunday morn. @ 9:30am
Team Kid - Sunday night @ 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
Connecting with Christ... Connecting with Peop/e.
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Youth JAM/Mission Kids 6:15 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
Hearing Impaired Services Available
31 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809
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Sunday Worship 10:00 AM
Children's Church 10:00 AM
1897 Island Walkway
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Jeff Overton, Sr. Pastor
Sunday Worship 8 AM & 10:15 AM
Sunday School 9 AM
Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Wednesday Service 6:30 PM
416 Alachua St. Fernandina Beach
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GREGORY SMITH, M.D.
Vreeman of the
School of Medicine for years
had believed several medical
"truths," but could find no
hard data to prove these
beliefs. Well, it turns out that
several of these truths are
simply medical myths and
their findings were recently
published in the most recent
edition of The British Medical
The authors commented
that they were surprised by
how little evidence they could
find to support many com-
mon assumptions. Carroll
noted that "many doctors
actually perpetuate many of
these myths, even though
they're untrue or unproven."
The study's authors felt
that people mayfeel
the need for a nap after
a Thanksgiving meal
because they have
likely overeaten and
then sit aroundfor
hours in a warm room.
For example, many
believe that a turkey dinner
can make you overly tired
due to the fact that turkey
contains "a lot of tryptophan,"
an amino acid involved in
sleep control. However, beef
and chicken contain just as
much tryptophan and a ham
and cheese sandwich has
even more, according to
The study's authors felt
that people may feel the need
for a nap after a Thanksgiving
meal because they have likely
overeaten and then sit around
for hours in a warm room.
Top that off with a little alco-
hol and it becomes that more
difficult to keep your eyes
Another so-called fact is
that reading in dim light can
ruin your eyes. The report
notes that "while reading in
the dark may cause tempo-
rary eye strain, there's no evi-
dence that it causes perma-
nent damage." In fact, the
paper warns that people are
more likely to harm their
eyes by failing to wear sun-
A cut hair is no more like-
ly to grow back faster or
thicker, but this myth is still
propagated. Vreeman notes
that a cut hair is no thicker
but its denser appearance is
an optical illusion. An uncut
or longer hair may appear
finer because it may have
been bleached by the sun or
chemicals or may appear
finer because it tapers to its
end. The paper also explains
that while many people
believe hair and fingernails
continue to grow after a per-
son dies, this is simply not
Another "truth" that the
authors challenged regarded
the use of cell phones in hos-
pitals. Models in the 1990's
did lead to monitoring equip-
ment malfunctions, which
lead most hospitals to ban "in-
house" cell phone use.
However, a 2007 study found
no interference from cell
phones in 300 tests, accord-
ing to the article, which notes
that improved technology has
made phones safer. However,
most hospitals continue to
ban cell phones due to the
potential for an electrical mal-
function of monitoring equip-
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
PHOTOS BY ASHLEY HANEY/SPECIAL
The Fernandina Beach High School boys soccer team is competing in the 14th annual invitational high school
tournament at the Ed Radice Sports Complex in Tampa through Saturday. The FBHS Pirates (14-0-2) opened
with a 7-2 win over Lakewood Ranch Wednesday. They defeated Providence 4-2 on Dec. 15, Ridgeview 8-1 on
Dec. 17 and Bartram Trail 5-0 on Dec. 19 and cap the regular season at Keystone Heights Jan. 11 and begin
play in the district tournament Jan. 21-25 at Bolles. Top left, goalkeeper Davis Haney collides with a
Providence player. Top right, Conor Hammond clears the ball from the goal. Above, seniors were recognized
Dec. 17, the last home match against Ridgeview. Pictured, from left, are Hammond, Qiang Ye, Jorge Rojas,
Coach Joshua Dunn, Luis Rojas, Kyle Shearer, Nick Morrell, Pete Davito and Jeff Whiting.
The day after Christmas saw a
fair turnout for the blitz with 48
players taking part at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Jim
Edwards took individual honors
with an 86 and plus 9 points.
Allen Elefterion was second
with a 79 and plus 8. There was a
tie at plus 5 for third place
between Roger Smith (80) and
Allen Sage (80).
Edwards' plus 9 led the team
ofAma Corbett (97, plus 1),Tom
Harmon (82, plus 3) and Dom
Cheshire (93, minus 3) to a plus
10 score and first place.
There was a big drop-off to
plus 1 for the second-place team
of Sage (plus 5), Michael
Kaufman (92, plus 1), Bob
Tompkins (80, plus 1) and P.W.
Nobles (91, minus 6).
There was a tie for third place
at even involving the teams of
Dan Cisson (81, plus 3), Rich
Vredenburgh (90, plus 2), Doug
Morris (97, minus 2), Jim Gibson
(85, minus 3) and Elefterion
(plus 8), Hydie Peterson (82, plus
1), Larry Gallo (92, minus 2) and
John LaFear (86, minus 7).
With the last days of the
month and year giving us good
golf weather, 85 players came out
Dec. 28 to play in the Friday blitz.
With a crowded golf course, it
took a little longer than usual to
play a round but Steve Raszkin
had a good round of 85 and plus
9 points to capture individual
honors. Three players came in at
plus 7 to share the other two win-
ning spots - Sam DuBose (89),
Ron Boatright (a one-under-par
72) and Charles Kicklighter (80).
Jim Edwards (90, plus 4) was
once again on a winning team as
the all-plus team, that included
Carl O'Rourke (78, plus 4), Doug
Wolfe (85, plus 6) and John
Vanderhoof (78, minus 1), fin-
ished first at plus 13.
Boatright's plus 7 received
just enough help from Jim
ON THE WATER
WITH TERRY LACOSS
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2008
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
The Pirates headed to Ashland, Ky., the day after
Christmas to participate in an annual invitational tour-
nament. They won their first game but dropped two.
In their opening game Dec. 27, the Pirates edged
Pendleton County 56-53. The Pirates led 27-25 at half-
time and 44-43 after three quarters and then outscored
Pendleton 12-10 in the fourth quarter.
"We got off to a good start in the first game,"
Fernandina Beach High School Coach Matt Schreiber
said. "We got up 12-2, let them back in it and it was a
dogfight from then on."
Four Pirates scored in double figures. Trey
Kublbock led with 13 points, Chris Keffer scored 12
and Patrick Garvin and Carlos Holcey had 11 apiece.
Kublbock also had five rebounds, an assist, a block and
three steals. Keffer pulled down seven boards and also
had a pair of steals. Garvin had nine rebounds, three
assists and a steal and Holcey had three rebounds, an
assist and two steals.
The Pirates faced host Blazer High School on Dec.
28 and lost 68-55. Fernandina cut into Ashland's 15-9
first quarter lead, scoring 25 points to the hosts' 17 in
the second quarter to take a 34-32 halftime lead. But
Ashland came back in the second half, outscoring
the Pirates 12-4 in the third quarter and 24-17 in the
"We just went cold in the second half and couldn't
make a shot," Schreiber said.
Holcey was the lone Pirate in double figures with
20 points. He also had eight rebounds. Jake Brogdon
scored eight points and had three assists and three
steals. Kublbock had seven points, six rebounds, an
assist and a steal. Garvin had six points, nine rebounds,
two assists and one steal.
On Dec. 29, the Pirates fell 70-43 to Henderson
County. Henderson jumped out to a 20-7 first-quarter
lead and led 42-21 at halftime.
"This was probably the best opponent we faced this
year," Schreiber said. "A solid team that pressured the
basketball very well. It was a good test for us. They
just overpowered us."
Matt Brown was the Pirates' scoring leader with 15
points. He also had seven rebounds, an assist and
two steals. Kublbock scored seven points and had
one rebound and two assists.
The Pirates (9-5) are back home and host Trinity
Christian tonight at 6 p.m. (junior varsity) and 7:30 p.m.
Yulee competed in a tournament in Orlando Dec.
26-29. The Hornets travel to Baldwin tonight and play
at Episcopal Jan. 10. They are back home Jan. 11 with
Robertson (84, plus 5) and
Sammy Alvarez (78, plus 1) to
offset the 90 and minus 5 of Tony
Stubits with the team finishing
second at plus 8.
There was a tie for third place
at plus 6 between the teams of
Raszkin (plus 9), Tom Roberts
(79, plus 5) Roger Arsenault
(111, minus 2), Price Poole (a fair
round of 75 for him, but still a
minus 6) and Jim Deal (84, plus
5), Tommy Shave (74, plus 2), Ed
Brown (77, plus 1) and Doug
Morris (96, minus 2).
The last Saturday of the quar-
ter saw 24 players taking part in
the Saturday Morning Breakfast
Mixer at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club. Hydie Peterson took
top honors with a 76 and plus 7
Price Poole shot 74 and plus 2
for second place. There was a tie
for the remaining spots at plus 1
between Ronnie Boatright (76),
Jerry Dean (76), Dennis
Moorehead (84) and Jim
Following the mixer, the quar-
terly shootout, involving the play-
ers who were the leading win-
ners for the quarter, was held.
With one player being eliminated
after each hole, David Mason
emerged as the winner. He was
followed by Price Poole, Hydie
Peterson, Allen Sage, Tony
Lopez, Tim Poynter, Carl
O'Rourke, Jim Robertson, Jim
Grupposo and Ronnie Boatright.
Members of the Fernandina
Beach Men's Golf Association
are reminded of the upcoming
scramble tournament to be held
Jan. 12. Details and signup
sheets are available in the pro
The Texas Tech Red
Raiders defeated the
Virginia Cavaliers 31-
28 Tuesday in the
63rd annual Gator
Bowl Classic at
Stadium. The Red
Raiders trailed 21-14
after three quarters
but scored 17 unan-
swered points in the
fourth quarter to
clinch the victory.
Above, Virginia quar-
terback Jameel Sewell
picks up some yards
on a keeper. Left,
Dias tackles Texas
Tech punter Jonathan
LaCour on a botched
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4,2008 SPORTS NEWS-LEADER
Jacksonville Boat Show
The Jacksonville Boat Show
is Feb. 8-10 at the Prime
Osborn Convention Center,
offering deals on a wide array
of boats and marine products
The Greater Jacksonville
Kingfish Tournament will
bring in highly-qualified fish-
ing experts. The Hook the
Future Kids Fishing Clinic
marine life experts will teach
kids the ethics of fishing, how
to select tackle and lures, tie
knots and cast nets.
Kids can also enjoy face
painting by Tony Ryals, a quad-
riplegic nautical artist who
paints using a paintbrush in his
mouth. Visit www.TheJackson
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association meets the second
Wednesday of each month at
7:30 p.m. and the fourth
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Ten
Acres Kraft Athletic Club.
Membership is open to the
public. Call 261-9481 or visit
Full moon will find bass bedding in local lakes
The New Year has
arrived, giving fisher-
men good reason to
gear up for the newly
arrived fishing season. During
the next few weeks, largemouth
bass will be feeding and many
females will be obtaining trophy
proportions. A full moon arrives
Jan. 22, which will find bass bed-
ding in many of Northeast
Florida's shallow lakes.
Following a blustery cold
front that arrived Wednesday,
bass fishing should be heating
up this weekend. Look for the
north end of these shallow lakes
to produce the best action, when
the afternoon sun heats up the
shallow water temperatures. Fish
a black plastic worm with a blue
tail slowly along the edges of
weed beds. Rattle traps and
rapalas also work well for pre-
There are several small lakes
located in Northeast Florida, par-
ticularly in the Lake City area,
and several are managed by the
Florida Wildlife Commission. Go
to www.myfwc.com to locate
lakes where the public has fish-
The Mulch Man Says:
* Mulch * Rock* Stone Sand
SPine Straw * Dirt * Palm Trees...And Mor
1.3miles West of bridge on AA 42617177 Hours:
Fernandina Beach, FL 1 1 1 Mon,Fri. 7:30-5:30
FernandinaBeach,FL Sat. 8:00-1:00
Terry Lacoss while fishing
close to the
*" -- St. Marys
ON THE jetty rocks.
WATER 'The fish-
ing has been
excellent at the St. Marys south
jetty rocks," Walker said.
"During our last fishing trip to
the rocks, we boated a 19- and
11-pound black drum while fish-
ing right up close to the jetty
rocks with fresh shrimp. The
incoming tide is best while fish-
ing right up close to the sub-
Walker and Graham have also
been catching red drum while
fishing close to the jetty rocks.
Sea trout have been running
small at the mouth of Bell's River
and Tiger Basin, however a few
keeper-size specks have been
holding at the south end of
Amelia Island, particularly at the
deep ends of docks located just
west of the north end of the
Nassau fishing pier. Fish deep
with live shrimp rigged to a trout
float or slowly just off the bottom
with a 1/4-ounce led head jig,
rigged with a curly chartreuse
Fish the last of the incoming
and the first of the falling tides
when the water temperature is
warmest and also clean.
Mark Douglas reports local
shrimp are scarce.
"During our last attempt to
net river shrimp, we pretty much
came up empty handed,"
Douglas said. 'The majority of
the shrimp have migrated out
into the ocean, but we should
have plenty of West Coast shrimp
on hand for our customers at the
Offshore fishermen should
find plenty of black sea bass will-
ing to take fresh squid or cut
baits. Fishermen are still catch-
ing keeper-size red snapper and
a few gag grouper as well.
Surf fishing is producing
blues and beach whiting during
the last of the flood and the first
of the falling tides.
Tides this weekend will find
an early morning flood tide at
6:30 a.m. and a low tide arriving
at 12:36 p.m. at Cumberland
The News-Leader encourages
local anglers to submit photo-
graphs of catches. E-mail photos to
them to PO. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop them by
the office at 511 Ash St. in
W. .0 . I - al
Roland Martin fishes slow with a plastic worm during the
South's cooler winter fishing season. Dark-colored plastic
worms work best when fished along the edges of weed beds
and with a slow retrieve.
Get ready, Old Timers
The Nassau County Old Timers are prac-
ticing at the Ybor Alvarez sports complex on
Bailey Road in Fernandina Beach. Any former
high school football players who want to lace
up those cleats for the annual game should
attend. Contact Jody Montgomery at 753-
CCW returns to Fernandina Beach
Continental Championship Wrestling
returns to the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center in Fernandina Beach Jan. 19 for the
annual Stampede. The main event features a
$10,000 over-the-top Rope Battle Royal.
Jarrod Michaels will defend his title against
Chris Turner. Tag team champions, The
Wranglers, will wrestle K-9 Patrol. Pretty Fly
goes one-on-one against J.D. Holla. Scotty
Biggs takes on J.T. Taylor. Mark Bass faces
the returning Tommy Flight. For the women's
championship, Samantha Steele defends the
title against Nikki Knight. Rock recording artist
Downflow will preform prior to bell time.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the
Fernandina Beach High School band.
Advance tickets are $6 and available at
Rowland's Upholstery, 1120 South Eighth St.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bell time is 7:30 p.m.
North Florida Crushers
The 9-U North Florida Crushers baseball
traveling team is looking for players for the
spring season. The season runs January
through June with half home games in the
Fernandina Beach area and half away games
in the Jacksonville area and does not inter-
fere with the spring season for Babe Ruth or
Yulee Little League. Contact Scott Miller at
753-1620 or Karen Miller at 753-1622 or e-
Yulee Lte League
Yulee Little League will hold registration for
the 2008 spring season Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan.
19 and Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon and Jan.
28-31 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the ballpark on
Goodbread Road. Original birth certificate
and proof of residency are required at time of
registration. Players must be present to try on
uniforms. Tryouts are Feb. 1-2. Opening day
is March 8 with opening ceremonies starting
at 9 a.m.
Volunteer applications for prospective
managers and coaches will be accepted dur-
ing registration. Call 225-9611. Leave a mes-
sage; calls will be returned.
Yulee Pop Warner will be holding registra-
tion for the 2008 season soon. Early sign-up
($100) is from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 2.
Registration will also be held from 9 a.m. to
noon March 8, April 12, May 17, June 7, June
14, June 21 and June 28. Fee is $125. Birth
certificate and wallet-size photo are required
at registration. End-of-year report card and
physical will be required by June 28.
Election for board members and head
coaches is at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the ballpark.
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The Nassau County Bird
Club's next outing will be held
Jan. 5, starting at the Fort
Clinch State Park fishing
pier parking lot.
Meet at 8 a.m. sharp for
the best chance of spotting the
purple sandpiper. Other
notable birds that may be
seen are red-breasted mer-
ganser, two species of loons,
northern gannets, skimmers
and Bonaparte gulls. There is
a $5 per car park entry fee for
non-pass holders. Bring binoc-
ulars, field guide, bug juice,
sunscreen, rain gear, sun-
glasses and water. Wear lay-
For more information call
Carol Wyatt at 261-9272 or
Bob Wells at 491-6166. Or e-
mail Wyatt at
email@example.com or Wells
* * *
Join a park ranger at the
Ranger Station on Little
Talbot Island, 12157
Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville,
on Jan. 5at 11 a.m. for a
leisurely hike to discover the
island's natural communities.
No reservations are neces-
sary and the program is free,
however, non-campers will
need to pay the park entrance
fee of $4 per vehicle to attend.
Allow some extra time to visit
the rest of the park as well.
Don't forget your bug spray
and water bottle. For more
information call (904) 251-
* * *
Join the First Coast
Trailforgers Walking Club for
a walk around both shores
of the Jacksonville river-
front, starting at the Omni
Hotel, 245 Water St., at 9 a.m.
Jan. 5. Walk through the city
with its tall buildings and see
the sports complex, the stadi-
um, the Jacksonville baseball
grounds and Jacksonville
Cross over the Main Street
Bridge to the Southbank to
see the Friendship Fountain
and the centuries old Treaty
Oak. Continue over the Acosta
Bridge and along Water Street
to the Omni Hotel. For infor-
mation contact Theresa Lee at
(904) 744-1939, or e-mail
Gordon Lindblom at head
* * *
The next WIN WIN meeting
will be held Jan. 7 at 6:30
p.m. at Divine Finds on
Amelia Island in the Palmetto
Walk Shopping Center.
Women in Nassau helping
Women in Need is a ladies'
networking group established
to benefit women dealing with
cancer, through Gerri's Corner.
Attendees bring food, a bottle
of wine to share and a $30
check payable to Gerri's
Corner. Newcomers are not
required to bring food and
drink. Business members are
encouraged to bring brochures
and business cards to distrib-
ute and door prizes are option-
al. All women are encouraged
to attend, even if they do not
have a business to network.
To RSVP and get direc-
tions, contact Connie at (904)
759-0745 or e-mail
The Amelia Island
Museum of History presents
"The Fabric of Our Lives:
Quilts of Nassau County"
exhibit, in partnership with the
Amelia Island Quilt Guild,
through Feb. 28. This histori-
cal textile exhibit features 15
handmade quilts on loan from
private Nassau County collec-
On Jan. 10, guild members
Pam Wise, Gail Niedernhofer
and Dell Dunman will demon-
strate their skills and answer
questions about modern quilt
making during a reception
from 6-7 p.m. at the museum.
Wine and hors d'oeuvres will
be served. Admission is $5 for
The special exhibition
encourages viewers to explore
women's lives, some more
than a century ago, through
these artifacts of practical
beauty. Admission to the
museum is $7 for adults, $4
for students and active mili-
tary. Museum members are
admitted free year round. For
more information, call 261-
7378, ext. 100.
* * *
Nassau Health Foods will
host a free public lecture on
"Understanding Fats and
OUT Continued on 5B
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2008
NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FL
F or months we longtime friends planned, prepared
and anticipated hiking the Grand Canyon from the
South Rim to the North Rim.
Larry Lessin, Burt K Bright of Fernandina
Beach, Eric Mendelsohn, David Shapiro and I - ages
almost 70 to almost 72 - would hike the first day down the
South Kaibab Trail to Phantom Ranch near the Colorado
River at the bottom, the second day halfway up the north
slope (North Kaibab Trail) to Cottonwood Campground,
and the third day to the North Rim. Each leg is seven
Hiking seven miles a day at age 70 is no big deal, but
this was in the August heat carrying 20-pound backpacks
on steep, difficult trails. We were well aware that tempera-
ture at the bottom of the canyon could be more than 100
degrees, and people have died of dehydration and insuffi-
cient electrolytes. There are scorpions, snakes and moun-
tain lions. People have fallen off cliffs.
"You're crazy," friends told us. "Why don't you go to
But the challenge, the camaraderie, the magic of the
canyon and maybe a little peer pressure - hey, we met
when we were teenagers and earlier - were too strong a
Medically among us, there have been two serious can-
cers, a part of a lung removed, a coronary artery stent,
back surgeries and I'm sure more I don't know about. But
we all had our hearts checked and approved.
It was Eric, still part Boy Scout, who instigated the
trip. Eric's the one who in 2006 had a piece of each kidney
removed and has the stent. Now (rivaling planning the
Normandy Invasion) he signed us up, planned the logis-
tics, made most of the reservations, provided lists of
equipment and supplies and told us to exercise and get in
* * *
Burt and Larry (good to have a physician along) met
when their mothers were pushing them side-by-side in
baby carriages. They met Eric when they were six. David
and I came along at about 15. We have lived long enough
to know blessings and pain.
To prepare Burt swam, worked out at a gym and hiked
his neighborhood with a backpack. He lamented that in
Fernandina Beach he had no hills. David with backpack
hiked up the big hill in his neighborhood and miles more.
Larry put on his backpack, hiked the hills of West
Virginia and got on his incline treadmill. Eric and I hiked
up and down Sugar Loaf Mountain and then Old Rag in
The calendar caught up with us and on Saturday, Aug.
25, we met at the Fairfield Inn in Flagstaff, Ariz. Dinner
was at the Beaver Street Brewery, where we each order-
ed a beer and fortified ourselves with food for the coming
hike. We laughed, talked and wondered aloud if we were
crazy for doing this. We decided to give ourselves nick-
names - Zayde (Yiddish for grandfather) 1 through 5 - in
the order in which we became grandfathers. I was Zayde
5, then we shortened it to Z1 through Z5.
Sunday Eric drove us to the Maswick Inn near the
South Rim. Every building had a video or sign about tak-
Burt K. Bright
friends on a
trek from the
south to the
north rim of
Burt K. Bright of Fernandina Beach, right at left,
takes a break while trekking in the Grand Canyon.
Above, the canyon's majesty.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF BURT K. BRIGHT
ing enough water into the canyon. A poster showed a
young woman who had run the Boston Marathon and
died a few months later in the canyon - because she had-
n't taken enough water. Eric and Larry had insisted that
we each carry four liters of water. I grumbled, because a
liter weighs 2.2 pounds and four liters would be almost
half the weight of our backpack. But I carried four. Larry
also brought packets of electrolyte powder to put in our
Day 1 - Monday we rose at 4:30 a.m., took a shuttle
to the trailhead, and at 5:45 a.m. Eric put a foot into the
South Kaibab Trail and our adventure began. Today we
would reach Phantom Ranch, seven miles of downhill hik-
Mules have the right of way over those hiking by foot
through the canyon's steep terrain, above.
CANYON Continued on 3B
The Island Art Association Gallery, 18 N. Second
St., Fernandina Beach, presents the Nouveau Art
show "Mirror Images," new
works by Island Art
Association members, through
Jan. 27. An opening reception
will be held from 5-8 p.m.
\ lE ,tonight. The latest work of fea-
\ , ' ~ turned artists Dolly Buck and
Sue Hutchinson also will be
On Jan. 8 at 7 p.m., the
public is invited to the gener
al meeting, featuring fiber
artist Ronnie Melnick who will display samples of
her work and discuss techniques.
For more information call 261-7020. Also visit
THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL
Best-selling author and
Camden County, Ga., lawyer
Steve Berry will discuss his most
recent blockbuster, The Venetian
Betrayal, on Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. at the
Library, 208 Gloucester St.,
Berry is also the author of The
Amber Room, The Romanov Prophecy, The Third
Secret, The Templar Legacy, and TheAlexandria
Link - all best sellers. He'll talk about his latest book
in a program that's free and open to all. For addition-
al information call the library at (912) 2671212.
'THE JEWISH AMERICANS'
The Jewish Community Alliance will show a free
preview of The Jewish
Americans" on Jan. 7 at
8505 San Jose Blvd.,.
The six-hour series,
produced by David
Grubin and to be shown
on WJCT examines the
struggle of a tiny minori-
ty to make its way into
the American main-
stream. Hors d'oeuvres
will be served at 7 p.m.; the preview will be from
7:30-8:30 p.m. RSVP to Veronica at (904) 358-6300.
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Weekend
activities begin at 8 a.m. Jan. 19 with the M.L.K. Jr.
Commemorative Breakfast at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church Parish Hall. Tickets are $20. For information
contact Verna Bell at 261-9450 or 491-3419.
Sunday, Jan. 20, features a worship service at 6
p.m. at New Zion
Church. Contact the Rev.
James Arthur at 261-7854
On Monday, Jan. 21, at 1
p.m. is the Community
Commemorative Parade. :I)
Lineup begins at noon at '
Buccaneer Field on the
corner of Beech and llth streets. For information
contact Vernetta Spaulding at 3214031 or Romel
Green, parade chairman, at 491-9102.
A Peace Vigil will take place at 230 p.m. or imme-
diately following the parade on the steps of the his-
toric Nassau County Courthouse in downtown
Fernandina Beach. For information contact Joan
Cipriano at 261-7699.
Events culminate with a Community Afterglow
from 3:30-5 p.m. at the M.L.K. Community Center,
immediately following the Peace Vigil.
Refreshments will be served. For additional informa-
tion contact Maybelle Kirkland at 261-5518 or Green
The Amelia Island Film
Festival commences its 2008
Sneak Preview Series at 7
p.m. Jan. 23 and 24 at the
"La Vie En Rose" stars
Marion Cotillard, recently
nominated for a Golden
Globe award for her
extraordinary performance of the legendary
Edit Piaf. Two shorts will also be shown: one about
Fernandina's shrimping industry and one about the
Shrimp Festival boat races.
Tickets are $10 and on sale at Alexander's at
Palmetto Walk, the UPS Store on Sadler Road, both
Chamber of Commerce locations and at Susi's and
Last Flight Out on Centre Street. AIFF founding
members are admitted free. A cash bar will be avail-
able. For more information call (904) 335-1110.
Submit items to Sidn Perry, firstname.lastname@example.org
AT THE MOVIES
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2008, News-Leader
(Western. R. 117m. 2007)
Christian Bale plays an
Easterner who lost a leg in the
Civil War and has now come to
the Arizona territory to try ranch-
ing. Russell Crowe plays the
vicious leader of a gang feared in
the territory. Almost by unlucky
fate, the rancher joins a posse to
bring the killer to a nearby town
where he will be taken by train to
prison. Splendid dialogue and
acting, also by Peter Fonda, Ben
Foster and Gretchen Mol, restore
the wounded heart of the
Western and return it to its glory
days. Directed by James
Mangold ("Walk the Line").
(Action drama. R. 99m.. 2007)
Kevin Bacon stars as a man
whose (spoiler) is killed, and gets
a gun and seeks revenge. Kelly
Preston is his wife, and John
Goodman and Garrett Hedlund
play the creepiest father-and-son
pair outside the Chainsaw
Family. Directed by James Wan
("Saw") and effective at getting
the job done, if this is the kind of
job you like to see done effective-
ly. Rating: **r
(Scifi adventure. R. 107m.. 2007)
The sun is dying, and a des-
perate space mission seeks to
re-ignite it. The crew finds the
close quarters confining, and
some of them are overwhelmed
by the metaphysical aspects of
the journey. Written by Alex
Garland, directed by Danny
Boyle, with awesome special
effects and some sinister devel-
opments on their way past
Mercury. With Michelle Yeoh,
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Wong. Rating: ***
(Historical drama. R. 111m. 2007)
Tells its own version of the
Mountain Meadows Massacre,
when a group of Mormons
slaughtered a wagon train of
about 120 settlers passing
through Utah on Sept. 11, 1857
(a date that much is made of). Is
the movie anti-Mormon or an
allegory about the modern 9/11 ?
Take your choice; it's a nasty
business. The Mormons don't
deserve it, and neither do we.
Rating: No stars
(Action. R. 93m.. 2007)
The only film I can think of
that opens with the hero deliver-
ing a baby during a gun battle,
severing the umbilical cord with a
gunshot, and then killing a villain
by penetrating his brain with a
raw carrot. Clive Owen, Paul
Giamatti and Monica Bellucci co-
star in a WAY-over-the-top violent
action thriller, redeemed by style
and satirical exaggeration, but
still too extreme for all but hard-
boiled action fans. You have
been warned. Deserves an R-
plus rating. Written and directed
by Michael Davis, who knows
what he's doing. Rating: i***Ar
Rush Hour 3
(Action. PG13. 91m.. 2007)
Chris Tucker is once again
Carter, the motormouth LAPD
cop who's always in trouble, and
Jackie Chan is once again Lee,
the ace Hong Kong cop called in
to partner with him. A case involv-
ing an ambassador's shooting
and secret documents from a
Triad gang sends them to Paris,
where of course it is necessary
for them to defend their lives
while hanging from the Eiffel
Tower. Pretty much what you'd
expect, but kinda fun. Rating: **
(Thriller, R. 96m.. 2007)
One of David Cronenberg's
finest films with Viggo Mortensen
as a driver for the Russian Mafia
in London, and Naomi Watts as a
midwife determined to protect the
life of a newborn infant. A diary
leads her to the sealed world of
the Russians, led byArmin
Mueller-Stahl as the patriarch
and Vincent Cassel as his son;
the result isn't exactly a crime
story, but a thriller about human
nature. Scenes of startling vio-
lence. Rating: ****
a superior ghost story
example of why it is
more frightening to
await something than
to experience it. "The
Orphanage" has every opportu-
nity to descend into routine
shock and horror, or even into
the pits with the slasher pic-
tures, but it pulls the trigger
only a couple of times. The rest
is all waiting, anticipating,
dreading. We need the genuine
jolt that comes about midway to
let us see what the movie is
capable of. The rest is fear.
Hitchcock was very wise
about this. In his book-length
conversation with Truffaut, he
used a famous example to
' between sur-
seated at a
Stable and a
that is sur-
Roger prise. If they
Ebert are seated at
a table and
.. - you know
UNIVERSAL there's a
PRESS bomb under
SYNDICATE attached to a
clock, but they continue to play
cards, that's suspense. There's a
bomb under "The Orphanage"
for excruciating stretches of
That makes the film into a
superior ghost story, if indeed
there are ghosts in it. I am not
sure: They may instead be the
experience or illusion of ghosts
in the mind of the heroine, and
since we see through her eyes,
we see what she sees, and are
no more capable than she is of
being certain. That means when
she walks down a dark stair-
case, or into an unlit corridor or
a gloomy room, we're tense and
fearful, whether we're experi-
encing a haunted house or a
haunted mind. And when she
follows her son into a pitch
black cave, her flashlight shows
only a thread of light through
The movie centers on Laura
(Belen Rueda), who as a young
girl was raised in the orphanage
before being taken away one
day and adopted. Now in her
30s, she has returned with her
husband, Carlos (Fernando
Cayo), and their young son,
Simon (Roger Princep), to buy
the orphanage and run it as a
home for sick or disabled chil-
dren. She has memories here,
most of them happy, she
believes, but as images begin to
swim into her mind and even
her vision, she has horrifying
notions about what might have
happened to the playmates she
left behind on that summer day
30 years ago.
Simon, too, seems disturbed,
and since no other children
have arrived, he creates imagi-
nary playmates. One of them, a
boy with a sack over his head,
he shows in a drawing to his
mother, who is startled because
this very image exists in her
own mind. Does that mean -
Carlos Fernando Cayo
Simon Roger Princep
Aurora Geraldine Chaplin
Pilar Mabel Rivera
Benigna Montserrat Carulla
Directed by: Juan Antonio
Produced by: Guillermo del
Toro, Alvaro Augustin,
Joaquin Padro and Mar
Running time: 106 minutes
Classified: R (for some dis-
well, what could it mean?
Telepathy? Or the possibility
that Simon, too, is the product of
her imagination? The line
between reality and fantasy is so
blurred in the film that it may
even be, however unlikely, that
Simon exists and is imagining
It matters not for us because
we are inside Laura's mind no
matter what. And when a decid-
edly sinister "social worker"
(Montserrat Carulla) turns up,
he learns because of her that he
is adopted and dying. He appar-
ently runs away, even though he
needs daily medication. His par-
ents spend months searching
for him, putting posters every-
where, convinced he is not
dead. But many children may
have died at the orphanage. The
parents consult a psychic
(Geraldine Chaplin), who possi-
bly provides what people claim
they want from a psychic (but
really don't): the truth.
The film, a Spanish produc-
tion directed by Juan Antonio
Bayona and produced by
Guillermo del Toro ("The
Devil's Backbone," "Pan's
Labyrinth"), is deliberately
aimed at viewers with developed
attention spans. It lingers to cre-
ate atmosphere, a sense of
place, a sympathy with the char-
acters, instead of rushing into
Photographed by Oscar
Faura, it has an uncanny way of
re-creating that feeling we get
when we're in a familiar
building at an unfamiliar time,
and we're not quite sure what to
say if we're found there, and we
might have just heard some-
thing, and why did the lights go
You may be capable of walk-
ing into any basement on earth,
but if you go down the stairs
into the darkened basement of
the house you grew up in, do
you still... feel something?
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Back at the rest stop, wet from more rain, we got
under cover and redistributed the contents from
David's pack to the others. Burt took off for
Phantom Ranch with the two packs and Eric to
secure our reservations and try to get us lower
bunks (they are double-deckers).
Together, Larry, David and I hiked the remaining
three miles, stopping frequently for David to rest.
About 50 yards from Phantom Ranch, David could
go no further. I asked if it was his foot or his energy.
He said energy, so I gave him water and Larry gave
him nuts and raisins. I proceeded to Phantom
Ranch, where I saw Eric. He took some water and
went to help with Larry and David. I had expected to
arrive at Phantom Ranch between 10 and 11 a.m. It
was 4:30 p.m.
Eric had secured an air-conditioned cabin occu-
pied by only us, so we all got lower bunks. Burt was
in bed under the covers recovering from his two-
backpack trek and nursing a bruised rib from a fall
that would bother him for days. I got my backpack
off and with sore calves and quads collapsed on a
bed. An EMT ranger wrapped David's foot and gave
him ice to reduce swelling. After showers we went to
the 6:30 sitting in the dining room, where David
derived sympathy from some young English nurses
and I noted with pride that everyone else was
younger, generally much younger.
The following morning we said goodbye to David.
He was taken out of the canyon by helicopter -
CANYON Continued on 4B
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CANYON Continued from 1B
ing to an altitude 4,800 feet lower than the South
Rim. The hike would not be uneventful.
Almost two miles down and a drop in elevation of
almost 1,000 feet, we reached Cedar Ridge, where
we relaxed briefly. There was no water here and no
water anywhere on this trail.
Mules carrying people had the right of way, and
since they could kick to the side, it was wise to give
them plenty of space. They left their evidence, and I
noticed they didn't digest grass very well.
We continued, and then it began to rain. It was so
heavy we couldn't see the canyon, and then less than
100 yards away lightning hit a peak, raising the hair
on our arms and a cloud of rock dust. I don't believe
I have ever come so close to being hit by lightning.
Shortly thereafter another bolt hit, not as close, and
the rain subsided and we resumed our hike.
Now the ground was saturated with water. I fol-
lowed David and watched with alarm as he stepped
into a puddle and fell. He quickly got up, but one of
his walking poles was bent and he finally admitted to
pain in his foot. It seemed unlikely he had broken
anything and we proceeded.
I stayed behind with David - it gave me a chance
to take photos with my new camera - but eventually
Burt and Larry were out of sight and I realized
David's pace was slowing. I suggested he sit down
while I went for help. Fifteen minutes later, I came
upon the others at a rest stop. Burt immediately vol-
unteered to go for David and I followed behind.
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CANYON Continued from 1B
amazingly, at taxpayer's expense. For the rest
of the trip we missed David and worried about his
Hike to Cottonwood campground
About 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, the now four
of us hiked out of Phantom Ranch (altitude 2,425
feet) between high canyon walls in "the box" beside
Bright Angel Creek. Most of the day we hiked a
gradual uphill grade and the walls provided shade,
making this the easiest day. Eric, unlike the previ-
ous day, was trailing behind. I asked if everything
was OK, and he replied that he was trying not to
breathe with his mouth open to preserve moisture,
which was slowing him. Really! Later Larry asked
the same question, and Eric admitted he was
pooped. Alas, Eric was human like the rest of us.
The canyon is a massive amount of rock and
stone. Larry was the most knowledgeable about the
different types and layers, such as granite, quartz,
limestone, sandstone and the black Vishnu shist
with veins of Zoroaster granite. The last type is
about 1.8 billion years old. Hey, we're only in our
We came upon a bog of black water full of rotting
vegetation and possibly animal life, such as snakes
(oh no!) and we had to get through it. Fortunately,
there were rocks scattered throughout and we
stepped from one to another using the poles for bal-
ance. We all came through with flying colors.
After awhile across the stream, we saw Ribbon
Falls cascading down. Occasionally we passed hik-
ers headed for Phantom Ranch and stopped at
shady spots to rest, drink and snack. The hike
seemed so long, we began to wonder if we had
passed Cottonwood. Eric fished out a map and we
continued forward, reaching the campground in
about half a mile. It was about noon.
We came upon the ranger's house and chose
campsite 10 because of its shade and proximity to
the stream. There was a picnic table and a tall T-
shaped rig to hang our backpacks away from ani-
mals. After lunch, we spread out our sleeping mats
and discovered the site came with numerous tiny
Later the ranger, Betsy Arnou from New York,
stopped by and said if the ants got really bad, we
could knock on her door any time and there would
be a bed. At that point we each had a fantasy, but I
think she was sincere and not really propositioning
us, considering there were many other stud hikers
around much younger and bigger than us.
After the sun went down I lay down on my mat
anticipating a sky full of stars that in the suburbs get
wiped out by light pollution. Alas, the moon was full,
providing its own pollution, and so bright it was dif-
ficult to sleep. Not only that, but I couldn't find a
comfortable position on my foam rubber mat.
Eventually I fell asleep, the moon and the mat be
The North Rim
The next morning we breakfasted on bars, nuts
and raisins and set out for our last day's hike - the
steep trek to the North Rim.
Fortunately there were shady spots to stop and
rest. At one of these we came upon a volunteer
ranger, George Varga, who was friendly, knowledge-
able and helpful. Turns out he was 68, a retired
Naval officer and a high school math teacher. Now
PHOTO COURTESY OF BURT K. BRIGHT
A souvenir T-shirt shows the route of the rim-
to-rim trek of the Grand Canyon, completed
by Burt K. Bright of Fernandina Beach and
three of his lifelong friends. A fourth friend
had to drop out part way through the journey
due to an injury.
he and his wife vacation from San Diego by volun-
teering at the Grand Canyon. Burt, a retired Air
Force officer, and George exchanged career experi-
ences and determined their paths had crossed in
Eventually we reached Supai Tunnel, a rest stop
with water and toilets. There were amateur hikers
with inadequate water and George, still with us,
assisted them. Eventually Eric said it was time to
move on, but I wasn't ready. Eric took off, and I
don't think I saw him again until the top. I began
falling behind Larry and Burt as I got winded hik-
ing with a 20-pound backpack up a steep trail that
felt steeper at 7,000 feet (thanks to the thin air).
From Supai Tunnel to the rim is 1.8 miles and a
1,400-foot climb in elevation. George stuck with me.
I needed to stop and catch my breath more often
than Burt and Larry. The lungs just needed an occa-
sional break. We passed the Coconina Overlook a
mile from the top. George suggested that when we
got to the top, he call for a shuttle to take us the
final two miles to the lodge. I politely declined.
George took our picture in front of the Grand
Canyon North Rim sign, and we hiked the two miles
to the Grand Canyon Lodge. As we approached with
beards and backpacks, with poles and boots, I was
aware of tourists looking at us admiringly.
The next morning we were driven back to the
South Rim - more than four hours and 215 miles.
* * *
Were we crazy to hike across the Grand Canyon
with backpacks in the August heat?
Hell, yes. To me, the Grand Canyon is beautiful,
magical, spiritual. Yes, we were almost struck by
lightning. But we dressed, ate and drank properly
and put electrolytes in our water. We were well
equipped, got in shape, stayed away from cliff
edges, rested and, most importantly, looked out for
And we joked, we reminisced, we trusted each
other. And we rarely talked about sports, politics,
women or fixing motorcycles (riding them,
maybe!). We proved to ourselves that in many ways,
we are still young, and maybe in some ways better
than ever. We were grateful to Eric for his leader-
ship and fortunate to have such lifelong friends.
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Oils: The Good, the Bad and
the Ugly" at 7 p.m. Jan. 10.
Eileen Gebbia, with more than 31
years in disease prevention, will
set the record straight on Omega
3, 6 and 9, fish oil versus flax,
coconut, canola and olive oils.
Learn how the types of fats and
oils you consume have an impact
on your health. For questions and
seating call 277-3158.
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island is open to all
women who reside in Nassau
County. The group welcomes any
interested women to attend a cof-
fee gathering on Jan. 10. For
more information, visit http://new
The Camden/Kings Bay
Council, Navy League of the
United States will meet Jan. 10
at 6 p.m. at the Kings Bay
Conference Center aboard the
Naval Submarine Base Kings
Bay, St. Marys, Ga.
A reception will honor the out-
going commander of the USS
Georgia (SSGN 729), Rod
Hutton, and there will be a meet
and greet with the officers and
chiefs of the Georgia. Heavy hours
d'oeuvres, beer, wine and other
beverages will be served. The
cost is $30 per person and reser-
vations are required. Call (912)
729-7327 or e-mail navyleague
email@example.com by Jan. 7.
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will con-
duct a Beginner Genealogy
Course for those interested in
researching their family history,
Jan. 12-Feb. 9.
Five sessions will be held at
the First Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall on consecutive
Saturday, beginning Jan. 12,
from 10 a.m. to noon. The sixth
session will be held at the FCCJ
Nassau County campus computer
lab from 7-9 p.m. on a weeknight
(date to be determined). Topics
include census and civil vital
records; church and cemetery
records; courthouse, military,
immigration and naturalization
records; effective use of libraries
and archives; organizational tech-
niques; and Internet research.
The fee is $30/person
(includes one-year single AIGS
membership) or $45/couple
(includes a one-year AIGS family
membership). Register at any
Nassau County public library or
call Marie at 321-3460.
Invasive non-native plants dis-
rupt Florida's natural environment
by altering ecological processes
that permit native plants and ani-
mals to survive. Meet at the Fort
Clinch State Park ranger station
parking area to remove invasive
non-native plants on Jan. 12
from 9 a.m. to noon. Sturdy
footwear, a sun hat and long
pants are suggested and be pre-
pared to get dirty. If you have
work gloves and a water bottle,
please bring them with you. Mini-
mum age to participate is 12. The
maximum group size is 15.
Contact Cliff Joyce at
Onstage Alaska comes to
Amelia Island at 7:30 p.m. Jan.
14 at Ten Acres/Kraft Athletic
Club, 961023 Buccaneer Trail.
Enjoy 20 minutes of live enter-
tainment and a 20-minute video
featuring footage of the best
Alaska has to offer. Alaska
experts will answer your ques-
tions and provide planning infor-
mation and exclusive travel bene-
fits, including shipboard credits
and coupon savings books.
For more information or to
RSVP, call Ange at The Travel
Agency at 261-5914, or e-mail
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will meet
Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Police Station
Community Room, 1525 Lime St.
Guest speaker will be Amy Jo
Marasco, with a program on
photo organization and digital
storybooks. Marasco is a cre-
ative memories consultant and
will show how to organize printed
photos using the Power Sort
System, organize and edit digital
images using Memory Manager
software, and share or display
photos with digital storybooks.
The meeting is open to the public.
For information, call 321-3460.
The 13th annual Jackson-
ville International Horse Show
will take place on Jan. 19 at 7
p.m. at the Clay County Fair-
grounds on SR 16 in Green
Cove Springs. Afield of Olympic
horse and rider combinations
hoping to garner enough points to
represent their various countries
at the 2008 World Cup Finals will
Enjoy a children's carnival,
featuring Radio Disney, with
music games and prizes from 1-2
p.m., and mechanical rides, pony
rides and stable tours from 1-4
p.m. Admission to the horse show
and carnival is free with a $5
parking donation. All proceeds will
benefit the Clay County 4H
* * *
On Jan. 22 at noon, the North
Florida Land Trust will present a
one-hour brown bag lunch pro-
gram to introduce the public to its
work in preserving natural areas
from development. The program
will explain how a land trust oper-
ates and present an overview of
conservation options. The event
will be held at WJCT in
Jacksonville, 100 Festival Park
Drive, and includes speakers, a
short video, free literature and a
For information and reserva-
tions, call (904) 827-9870.
* * *
The Amelia Island Museum of
History Heroes Among Us
Luncheon Program Series,
Program 9: "Air War in
Southeast Asia" featuring Col.
Mickey Baity, United States Air
Force, retired, will be held Jan. 24
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
Eighth Street and Atlantic Avenue,
P Lunch begins
at 11:15 a.m.
and the program
at noon. Tickets
are $20 per per-
. son and include
buffet lunch and
the museum's Veterans History
Project and the Episcopal Church
The event is open to the pub-
lic. Reservations and advance
payment are required by Jan. 18.
Call 261-7378, ext. 100, for more
information or to make reserva-
Baity served in Southeast Asia
from 1968-72. During his tours he
flew more than 3,000 hours on
413 missions. Baity will speak
about his experiences during this
eventful period of American mili-
* * *
The Men's Newcomers Club
of Amelia Island will hold its
January luncheon meeting at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club at
11:30 a.m. Jan. 24.
The speaker will be Wayne
Power of Wind -Anatomy of a
Renewable Wind Project." All men
are invited. Tickets are $14 in
advance and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob Keane at
* * *
A scrapbooking weekend
retreat featuring two days to work
on your album projects will be
held from 5 p.m. Jan. 25 to Jan.
27 at 5 p.m. Choose one night
($90) or two nights ($155). Fee
includes your meals, accommo-
dations and crop. The retreat will
be held at Honey Creek on St.
Andrew's Sound, about 50 min-
utes from Fernandina Beach.
Register by Jan. 11 by contacting
Amy Jo Marasco at 261-0554.
* * *
Just Friends, a social gather-
ing group for singles over age 55,
will hold a dinner on Jan. 28. If
you haven't called to register, do
so now. It is free to join. Call
Helene Scott at 321-1116 or write
to H. Scott at 1631 Blue Heron
Lane, Fernandina Beach, FL
* * *
The public is invited to join the
staff at the Timucuan Ecological
and Historic Preserve in
Jacksonville for the 10th annual
Kingsley Heritage Celebration
each Saturday in February.
Each weekend will feature a spe-
cial afternoon event, beginning
Feb. 2 with the "Other War of
1812" with Dr. James Cusick,
curator of the P. K. Yonge Library
of Florida History at the University
A highlight of the event series
will be a descendants' reunion
on Feb. 23, which is open to the
Sponsored by the National
Park Service's Timucuan
Ecological and Historic Preserve
and the Florida Humanities
Council, the event series is free
and open to the public.
Located off Heckscher
Drive/A1A one-half mile north of
the St. Johns River ferry landing,
Kingsley Plantation is open daily
at no charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call (904)
251-3537 or visit
* * *
Fernandina Beach Middle
School will host its annual
fundraiser, Desserts of Amelia,
on Feb. 8 at the Atlantic Avenue
This year's theme is "Wizard of
Oz." Local restaurants donate
desserts for the evening and the
community gives items for the
All proceeds are used to pur-
chase classroom supplies. Last
year more than 200 auction bas-
kets and items were put up for bid
and more than 400 people attend-
ed the event.
For more information, or to
make a donation by Jan. 10, call
Kristi at 321-0727, or mail dona-
tions to the school, 315 Citrona
Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034, care of the PTO. All dona-
tions are tax deductible.
The Vandroff Art Gallery exhibits the art of Richard McGee
through Jan. 31. His formal training was at the University of Florida in
graphic and fine arts. Having been an avid outdoorsman all his life,
his paintings reflect his love of the outdoors.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Hours are 8 a.m. to
9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. Sunday. The gallery is closed on Saturday. The JCA is located
at 8505 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. For more information call (904)
730-2100, ext. 221.
A six-week beginner watercolor
class with Bill Maurer is now forming.
Call 261-8276. Advanced watercolor
workshops will resume Jan. 11 at the
Peck Center. ---- _
Basic beginner acrylic classes
with Kathleen Hardin start Jan. 11 at the Peck Center. This class is
for the very beginner. Call Hardin at 261-8276.
Amelia SanJon Gallery's features "Reflections of Light," the
work of Amelia Island jewelry designer Antonia-Sophia Fabriani,
along with the impressionistic Florida landscape and still life paint-
ings of Lucinda Maronde of Cocoa.
The show continues through Jan. 12. The gallery, located at 218A
Ash St., is open regular hours Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
and Sundays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Waterwheel Art Gallery presents "Brush in the Marshes,"
major paintings of the southeast by Kent Sullivan. Sullivan of
Orlando is regarded as one of today's outstanding landscape
painters. His inspired landscapes are realistic yet romantic in style.
Private collectors and corporations, including NASA and the
Smithsonian, own his work.
The opening reception is Jan. 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the Waterwheel
Art Gallery, 5047 First Coast Hwy., Fernandina Beach. Call 261-2535
or visit www.waterwheelgallery.com.
, .' " Tine Kirkland Graham, a Nantucket and
New Jersey artist specializing in whimsical,
colorful pet portraits, will be at Eileen's Art
and Antiques, 702 Centre St., from noon to 3
Sp.m. Jan. 19 and 26. Meet the artist and
S watch her work. Bring your photographs any-
time to get a head start on your order. For information call 277-2717.
"In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the
Roman Elite," is at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
through Feb. 3.
For the first time in the United States, this exhibition brings to light
art objects and archaeological artifacts found in five ancient Roman
villas built at the ancient site of Stabia. This thriving microcosm of
privilege suffered destruction on Aug. 24, 79 A.D., buried in ash by
the same eruption that destroyed Pompeii. The exhibition in the
Raymond K. and Minerva Mason Gallery will be the last stop on an
exclusive tour of nine American museums. Members are admitted
free; non-members pay $10. Forinformation, call (904) 356-6857.
The Automotive Fine Arts - -
Society will host its 13th annual
show at the 2008 Amelia Island
Concours d'Elegance March 7-9 at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
The show will portray automotive
subjects in a variety of mediums including watercolors, acrylics, oils,
wood and various metals. The concourse will honor racing legend
Parnelli Jones, while the iconic Thomas Flyer will serve as the fea-
tured marque and General Motors will celebrate 100 years of auto-
motive history. AFAS members create works for art connoisseurs
and auto enthusiasts across the globe.
Visit www.autoartgallery.com call Luke DeRouen at (214) 520-
3430, ext. 301, or e-mail or Iderouen@timepiecepr.com.
Award for "Best Choreography,"
Blast! comprises 35 brass, per-
cussion and visual performers in
a unique explosion of music and
theater and bridges the cate-
gories of classical, blues, jazz,
rock 'n' roll and techno-pop music.
Tickets are $33.50 to $80.50.
Call 1-888-860-BWAY or buy tick-
ets online at www.artist series.
Cirque Dreams Jungle
Fantasy comes to
Center beginning Jan. 15 for
nine performances. Cirque
Dreams Jungle Fantasy is a non-
Alhambra Dinner Theatre at
12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
celebrates its all-musical 40th
anniversary this year. "Breaking
Up is Hard to Do" runs through
Set in Esthers Paradise Resort
in 1960, this madcap musical
takes the audience back to the
Catskills and an age of fun and
escapism. Featuring Neil
Sadaka's favorites: "Breaking Up
Is Hard To Do," "Where The Boys
Are," "Happy Birthday Sweet
Sixteen," "Stupid Cupid," "Love
Will Keep Us Together" and many
For tickets and more informa-
tion, call the box office at (904)
641-1212 or visit www.alham
* * *
Fernandina Little Theatre will
hold auditions for "My Old
Lady" by Israel Horovitz on Jan.
5 at 12:15 p.m. at FLT, 1014
When a down-on-his-luck man
inherits an apartment in Paris, he
plans to solve his financial woes
by selling it. He arrives on the
doorstep and discovers, to his dis-
may, that the elderly woman living
there has lifetime habitation rights
under an arcane French law, and
she is not about to give them up!
Needed are one man and one
woman, ages 25 plus; one
woman, age 40 plus; all types and
ethnic backgrounds; no previous
acting experience is required.
Kate Hart will direct.
Also needed are co-producer/
stage manager/production assis-
lights/set construction and deco-
and assistant director.
Rehearsals begin Jan. 10, typ-
ically one to two weeknights and
Saturday afternoons. Performan-
ces are Feb. 8-23. For more infor-
mation e-mail fltplay@people
pc.com or call 321-1595.
Amelia Community Theatre
will hold auditions for "Sly Fox"
at 10 a.m. on Jan. 5 and 7 p.m.
on Jan. 9 at 209 Cedar St. Three
women and 10 men are needed
for the cast for this comedy about
absurd greed, set in 1890's San
Francisco. Rehearsals will begin
in late January, with performances
between March 14-29. Call 261-
6749 for more information.
Jackie Mason performs his
all-new show, "Jackie Mason -
The Ultimate Jew," on Jan. 5 at 8
p.m. and Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at the
Wilson Center for the Arts,
11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
Mason is widely regarded as
one of the greatest stand-up
comics of all time. Mason com-
bines pungent political satire,
insightful observations on the
foibles of modern life and impec-
cable timing to create material
that leaves audiences laughing
until they cry and critics raving
show after show.
Call the FCCJ box office toll-
free at 1-888-860-BWAY or visit
* * *
The New Shanghai Circus,
featuring acrobats from China,
comes to the Wilson Center for
Jan. 8 at
ty and exe-
the human ability. Many of the
acts trace their origin back over
2,000 years to traditional Chinese
harvest festivals. Tickets are $33.
Charge by phone at 1-888-860-
BWAY. Buy tickets online at
On Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m., the
Jewish Community Alliance
Film Series presents a free
showing of "Lena: My 100
After World War II, Lena
Kuchler returns to Poland to
search out her missing family
members. Based on the true story
of Lena Kuchler-Silberman, this is
a film of hope, inspiration and
redemption. The showing is free
and open to the public. For more
information call (904) 730-2100,
Blast! comes to the Times-
Union Center, Moran Theater,
on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Winner of the 2001 Tony
Award for "Best Special Theatrical
Event" and the 2001 Emmy
stop, action-packed two-hour
adventure presented in two acts
that brings seemingly impossible
feats to the stage. Accompanied
by an original score and unique
musicians, an international cast of
aerialists, contortionists and char-
acters creates a jungle fantasy.
Call (904) 632-3373 or toll-free
outside of Jacksonville at 1-888-
* * *
The fifth annual Best of
Jacksonville Party will be held
from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 17 at the
Museum of Contemporary Art,
333 N. Laura St. in Jacksonville.
There will be food, music,
prizes and cocktails. Tickets are
$25 in advance, $20 for MOCA
members or $30 at the door ($25
for MOCA members). Tickets are
$100 for five.
Order online at www.moca
jacksonville.org or call (904) 366-
6911, ext. 214.
* * *
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"TONGUE TWISTER" by Carol Lachance
arranged an entire evening for the
Judy Garland and the Golden
Era concert Jan. 19.
The evening begins with din-
ner at the Ocean Club on the
Amelia Island Plantation, followed
by concert tickets and round-trip
bus transportation to Jacoby Hall.
The Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra is offering discount tick-
ets: $55 tickets are available for
$47.20 and $40 tickets for $34.45.
For reservations contact Fred
Gieg at 321-1363.
* * *
"David Copperfield: An
Intimate Evening of Grand
Illusion," comes to the Times-
Union Center, Moran Theater,
on Jan. 29 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Copperfield has been called a
"modern day Houdini" and the
"world's best magician." The show
will include dazzling new illusions
plus many favorites.
Tickets range from $30.75 to
$49.75. Call 1-888-860-BWAY or
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101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
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103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seed/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Homes Lots 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Musical Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Commercial/Retail
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominiums 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warehouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Boats & Trailers 808 Off Island/Yulee 853 Mobile Home Lots 900 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 901 Automobiles
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/ Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnished 902 Trucks
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County Animal Shelter, 86078 License Rd.
in Yulee (next to the drivers license bldg.).
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105 Public Notice
THERE IS A LIEN - on the following
vehicles for towing and storage and will be
auctioned off on the listed dates below:
On January 15, 2008, a 1993 Lexus VIN#
JT8JS47E4P0045605, and a 1992 Jeep
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All Real Estate advertised herein
is subject to the Federal Fair
Housing Act, which makes it illegal
to advertise any preference,
limitation, or discrimination based
on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or national
origin, or the intention to make any
such preference, limitation or
The News-Leader will not knowingly
accept any advertising for real
estate which is in violation of the
law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an equal
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the United
States Department of Housing and
Urban Development - HUD
1(800)669-9777, or for the hearing
201 Help Wanted
LEGITIMATE WORK FROM HOME
BUSINESS - promoting & selling premier
house & wellness products. Call Courtney
Paid Training, Vacations. PTIFT.
201 Help Wanted
Preschool Teacher - Miss Kate's Pre K
now interviewing career-oriented
individuals for 9-4 shift M-F. Early
childhood exp and/or education preferred.
Contact Kate at 321-0049 or
WELL-ESTABLISHED, EXPANDING CAR
DEALERSHIP- looking for an ambitious,
outgoing salesperson. Exp. not required.
Please fax resume to (904)261-6881. EOE
Earn $800-$3200 Monthly
to drive brand new cars
with ads placed on them.
INSURANCE - Part-time Mon-Fri, 8:30am
- 2pm. Property & Casualty experience
required. Fax resume to 321-4148 or
RECEPTIONIST - needed for local
dealership. Fax resume to (904)491-8966.
REAL ESTATE COMPANY - seeks
professional office staff with computer
skills. Hiring immediately; professional
dress code; benefits available &
mandatory drug test. Call for
appointment at 261-9444.
DRIVER - Don't Just Start Your
Career, Start it Right! Company
sponsored CDL training in 3 weeks. Must
be 21. Have CDL? Tuition reimbursement!
CRST. (866)917-2778. ANF
TECHNICIAN - needed for local growing
Pest Control Company. Commission-based
pay/ Vacation/Health Insurance/401K.
Immediate position available - Great
working environment. Drug free
workplace. Must have good driving record.
Contact Mc Kendree Termite & Pest
Control, Inc. @ 1-877-746-8284
IRS JOBS - $18.46-$32.60/hr. Now
hiring. Paid training is provided. For
application and free Gov't job info., call
American Assoc of Labor (913)599-8244,
24 hrs., emp. serv.
DRIVERS - FLATBED. Recent average
$927/wk. Late model equipment, strong
freight network, 401K, Blue Cross
REAL ESTATE COMPANY - seeking
housekeeping staff. Hiring immediately.
Health benefits available. Drug test and
verifiable references required. 261-9444
DRIVERS - Regional $1,100+/wk. J'ville
terminal. 100% Co. pd benefits. Must
have Class A 100K miles. Pd car haul
training. Call John at Waggoners
Part-Time, Home-Based Internet
Business - Earn $$500-$1000/mo. or
more. Flexible hours. Training provided.
No selling req'd. FREE details.
201 Help Wanted
OSPREY VILLAGE - hiring full & part-
time servers for PM shift. Call (904)277-
8222 ext. 20, ask for George or leave
message. We are a drug free workplace.
LOOKING FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE
WINDOW TINTER - (904)277-4887
CDL-A DRIVERS - Expanding fleet
offering regional/OTR runs. Outstanding
pay pkg. Excellent benefits. Generous
hometime. Lease purchase on '07
Peterbilts. National Carriers (888)707-
7729, www.nationalcarriers.com. ANF
THE NEW U HAIR SALON - is seeking a
high energy professional stylist for walk-in
clientele. Clientele not required. Booth
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical
claims from home. Call the Federal Trade
Commission to find out how to spot
medical billing scams. 1(877)FTC-HELP.
A message from the News-Leader and the
ADDISON B&B - Hiring housekeeping
staff. Attention to detail required.
Cleaning, cooking, serving. 614 Ash St.
WILL PROVIDE CARING &
COMPETENT IN YOUR HOME HEALTH
CARE - Great local references. Please call
P/T MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT
needed for Nassau County Medical Clinic.
Evenings & Saturday hours. Medical office
experience a must. Excellent wages. Email
resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or
fax to (904)491-7701.
GET PAID TO Wave - Earn income being
a Lady Liberty. Outgoing & energetic.
$8/hr. + $2/hr. bonus at end of season.
CONCRETE RESTORATION - Entry level
positions available. Must have valid D.L.
Advancement opportunities. Drug Free
Workplace. Mar-Kel Concrete Solutions
(904)635-4909 or (904)868-3614.
Advertising Sales Manager - National
Newspaper Placement Services (N2PS) is
seeking an experienced sales person with
management experience to lead the sales
team. N2PS, a subsidiary of the Florida
Press Association, sells and services print
and online advertising for newspapers.
Successful account management, proven
leadership skills required and an
undergraduate degree or equivalent
related experience required. Email your
cover letter, resume and salary history to:
hr(n2ps.com. EOE, drug free workplace.
Our Top Driver Made $71,087 - in
2007. How much did YOU earn? $.45 per
mile? Make more in 2008! HEARTLAND
201 Help Wanted
HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED - Experience
desired. Apply in person at Amelia
Rentals, 5299 S. Fletcher, Fernandina
AUTO GLASS INSTALLER
Lee & Cates Glass is hiring an experienced
auto glass installer. Must have at least 3
years experience. Excellent benefits
including health, employer funded health
savings account, life, 401(K) plus many
supplemental policies. Call Claude @
(904) 261-2900 or fax resume to Bob at
ATTN: DRIVERS - Paid orientation &
bonus, 36-43 cpm ($1000+ wkly).
Excellent benefits. Class A & 3 mos. OTR
required. (800)635-8669. ANF
NEED MEDICAL BILLING PERSON - for
doctor's office. Fax resume to (904)363-
CHEF/COOK WANTED - Diverse
gourmet dinner for two delivered. 2-3 per
week. Only the best will do! Carlton
Dunes Dr. Call John (904)491-7631.
NOTICE - Post Office positions now
available. Avg. pay $20/hr. or $57K
annually including Federal Benefits and
OT. Get your exam guide materials now.
(866)713-4492 USWA. Fee Req'd. ANF
America's Propane Company
AmeriGas Propane, the nation's leading
Propane Company, is currently accepting
applications for a Service
Technician/Driver. Responsibilities include
the installation of propane tanks, gas
appliances and maintenance of company
equipment. Experience in the propane
industry is preferred, but individuals with
a mechanical aptitude are encouraged to
apply. Comprehensive training is provided.
The ideal candidate will possess either a
State of Florida 601 license or equivalent
or has knowledge capability to achieve
this licensure. Mandatory requirements
include a CDL with X endorsement and
company paid DOT physical and drug
screening. Benefits include a competitive
salary, company-match 401K,
prescription/vision discount cards and
liberal vacation/ holiday policies. Drug free
work environment. EOE.
Interested candidates apply in person at
AmeriGas Propane, 463095 E. SR200,
Yulee, FL 32097. No phone calls please.
Experienced Landscape and Lawn
Maintenance workers. Must have 3 YEAR
CLEAN DRIVING RECORD AND PASS
DRUG TEST! Applications can be
submitted to 474431 E. State Road 200,
Fernandina Beach, FL. Please call
WE ARE A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE
201 Help Wanted
FLORIDA PUBLIC UTILITIES - is
seeking a Customer Svc Rep/Cashier for
our FB office. Applicants must have
proven cust svc skills (phone & in person)
as well as accounting and cashier exp.
Flexibility and multi-tasking required. Must
be detail oriented and have accurate
spelling and math skills. Minimum HS
diploma. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Resumes may be submitted via email, fax
or mail to: CSR Job Posting, PO Box
418, FB, FL 32035, Fax 904-261-3666 or
email to rlacharite(fpuc.com.
204 Work Wanted
HOUSEKEEPER AVAILABLE - I do
housekeeping, babysitting, shopping,
laundry. Very dependable. Call after
HANDYMAN - All types of home repair
and improvements. Dependable service.
Licensed, bonded, and insured. Call
A HANDY ALTERNATIVE LLC - Flat
panel TV installation. Surround sound
lighting, upgrades, landscape lighting,
closet organizers, pressure washing,
brush-limb-trash removal, minor drywall
repair and much more. Call (904)304-
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$800/day? 30 machines, free candy all for
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033. Call
us: We will not be undersold! ANF
LOCKSMITH BUSINESS FOR SALE -
Established 10+ years. Call Jason at
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE - from
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
computers, criminal justice. Job placement
assistance. Financial aid and computer
provided if qualified. Call (866)858-2121,
AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high
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approved program. Financial aid if
qualified - Job placement assistance. Call
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601 Garage Sales
ESTATE SALE - Fabulous Finds. Antiques,
decorator & sensible items. Furniture,
rugs, china, sterling, chest of drawers,
twin beds, much more. 01/04 & 01/05,
2186 E. Sadler - shop in back. 8am.
SAT. 1/5, 8AM - 2042 Neptune Ct., off
Citrona. Day bed, toddler clothes & toys,
gaming chair, papasan chair, & misc.
1977 CLINCH DR. - 8am-? Fri. 1/4, Sat.
1/5 & Sun. 1/6, in backyard. Furniture,
household items, clothes, toys, & lots
more. Let's make a deal! Everything must
go. Rain cancels. (904)321-1632
MOVING SALE - of Marine surplus items,
behind the Down Under Restaurant. Sat. &
Sun., 11am to 4pm or til sold out.
BABY SALE - Boys clothes & shoes 0-2T.
Excellent condition/all seasons/many
designer/Boppy & misc. layette. 8am-12
noon, Fri. 1/4 & Sat. 1/5. 5340 Great Oak
Ct., in Florence Point.
602 Articles for Sale
GUN SHOW - Sat. 1/12, 9-5 & Sun. 1/13,
9-4. The Morocco Shrine, 3800 St. Johns
Bluff Rd., Jacksonville. North Florida Arms
BROWNING BPS 12 Ga. Deer Hunter,
$500. T/C Firehawk .50 unfired, $175.
Garmin Etrex Legend GPS, $100. Call
(904)548-1172 after 6pm.
FOR SALE - Hotpoint Washer & Dryer,
$100. Whirlpool Washer & Dryer, $100.
Kenmore Chest Freezer, $100. Kenmore
Micro/Convection Oven, $50. Power Rider
Exerciser, $50. Call Anita (904)225-8994.
S 603 Miscellaneous
12'X24' CUSTOM BUILT BUILDING -
Big window, 8' door & 3' door, ramp,
fluorescent lights, beautiful wood siding.
Looks like little house. Great for
workshop, storage or garage. Will deliver
and set up. Only $3995. Call 904-803-
STOREWIDE SALE - Closing for
renovations. 50% off all furniture.
Mahogany pedestal table w/6 chairs,
extends to 12 ft., corner cupboard, English
pine sideboard & much more. Huckleberry
Lane, 14 N. 4th St.
Frigidaire Side-By-Side Refrigerator -
25 cubic ft. White. Ice and water through
door. 2 yrs old. Excellent condition $500.
Whirlpool Dishwasher - White. 4 cycles,
heat/air dry, delay start. Excellent
condition $200. Call 321-1343
GE Stove - black, coil burners, self
cleaning, digital display, $225. GE
Dishwasher - black, $100. Both in very
good condition & work great. Call
610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL - Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warranty.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)225-
611 Home Furnishings]
(2) CONTEMPORARY LOVE SEATS - Off
white, excellent condition. $100/each.
5-PIECE BLOND BEDROOM SET - With
queen sleigh bed, dark wood hutch, oak
chest of drawers, console piano, fine
china, glassware and stemware, some
collectible and antique. Call (904) 277-
611 Home Furnishings 1804 Amelia Island Homes
OAK BR SUITE, two Lazy Boy recliners
(1 is Big Man chair), two floor lamps,
misc. tables. All like new, less than 1 yr
old. (904)277-2555, leave msg.
615 Building Materials
METAL ROOFING - Save $$$ buy direct
from manufacturer. 20 colors in stock
w/all accessories. Quick turn around.
Delivery avail. (352)498-0778 toll free
(888)393-0335 code 24.
ALL STEEL BUILDINGS - National
Manufacturer. 40x60 to 100x250. Factory
direct to contractor or customer.
OAK FIREWOOD - for sale. Large load or
half loads available, delivered. Call David
FIREWOOD - Full size long bed truck,
split, delivered & stacked. $120. Call
(904)304-3659 or (904)845-3436.
624 Wanted To Buy
ELLIPTICAL MACHINE WANTED
Excellent condition, only. Leave message
w/price, model at (904)335-1619.
I BUY JUNK CARS - & heavy equipment
for scrap. (904)879-1190 or cell
703 Sports Equipment
OLD RUSSIAN RIFLE - $120. AK47-
$475. Call (904)753-0165.
801 Wanted To Buy
OCEAN BEACH CONDO WANTED -
2BR/2BA, for vacation & rental. Furnished
(turn key), less than 1/2 mile to ocean.
Low assoc. & taxes. Prefer north end.
$300K-$475K. (303)797-8611, cell (303)
SELL YOUR PROPERTY - Local investors
close quickly and pay cash. Any price,
location or condition. 849-3714 or
804 Amelia Island Home
OPEN HOUSE 320 MARSH LAKES DR. -
Sat. & Sun., 1-3pm. Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA
with in ground solar heated saltwater
pool. Granite tops, gourmet island
kitchen. For private showing call Florida
Coastal Amelia Island Realty, MLS#45024.
FOR SALE - 3BR/1BA. Like new.
$219,000. Call (904)753-2202.
LARGE LOT - 250X100 w/single wide
mobile home & attached carport &
addition. Many upgrades. Live in mobile
home while building on lot. $145,900.
Having Twins in Jan
& moving to a house. I will
pay your Jan. rent, 2 bed 2
bath at beautiful Nassau
Club Apartments. Best
value in th, Amelia island
area. Must qualify.
1 yr lease req.
Call for details on
FOR SALE OR RENT - 2BR/2BA with
garage & lots of storage space in Historic
District. Call Jason at (904)753-1741.
Financing Avail. - 1/2 ac on island. 4/2
updated manuf'd home, fenced, 2-car gar
w/workshop, landscaped. $150K/OBO.
2608 Amelia Rd. 904-223-6850, 705-6439
Gorgeous 3BR/2BA home. 2210 Atlantic
Ave. Marsh view & short walk to beach.
Separate Florida room, x-lg kitchen,
vaulted ceilings, fireplace, hardwood
floors, ceramic tile, 2-car garage, privacy
fencing. (904)277-3050. Mac Daniel
PINE ROAD - 3BR/2BA brand new home,
new septic, new well. $225,000 ON THE
ISLAND - CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT PRICE?!
"GREEN" HOUSE - Low electric bills, new
construction, 3/2. Call me to see!! C-21,
Jean Hable, Realtor (904)753-0807.
FSBO - 3/2 in beautiful Ocean Ridge. New
roof, kitchen & siding. Across from
community pool, 2 screened tiled porches
& hot tub. $369,900. (904)556-4500
Visit www.oceanfrontamelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call (904)
261-4066 for information. C.H. Lasserre,
S 807 Condominiums
BUY OR LEASE - AMELIA
PLANTATION. 2BR/2BA attached patio
home on golf course. Furnished, updated
end unit with good light. Asking $385,000.
6 mo. lease $2,000. 1 year $1700 +
utilities. (904) 321-1938
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* 338B Tarpon Ave.-1/1 downstairunit. 2 blockstothe
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$550/mo $550 s/d
* 225 Division St.-3/1,1 car garage, storageshed,A/C,
closed-in porch. Close to downtown. $800/mo.
* 535 Ocean Ave. Oceanfront 2/1 bottom unit $800/mo.
* 340-B Tarpon Ave LARGE 2/2 unit. 2 blocks to the
beach. Freshly painted. Includes water & sewage
YULEE & OFF ISLAND
* 75036 Easy St. Waterfront, 2/2, Fla Room. Deck on
* 1939 S. 8" Street- Three Office unit avail Now $500/mo.
each + tax. Great Location! 8th Street located directly
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* OCEAN SOUND - 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. 2
car garage. $1450 per month includes lawn
maint. Available Now.
* STARBOARD LDG. - 4 bedroom, 3 bath
house. 2 car garage. Near Beach. $1750 per
month includes yard maint.
* AMELIA LAKES - 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo.
Community pool and fitness center $795 per
month. (2 bedroom also available)
* OCEAN PARK -2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished
condo. $1500 per month includes utilities.
* LONG BEACH - 4 bedroom, 3 bath house.
Over looks pond. $1395 per month. Available
* FIRSTAVE - 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit. Close
to beach. $925 per month. Available Now.
* ELLEN ST- 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit. Close to
beach. $875 per month. Available Now.
* FOREST RIDGE -2 bedroom, 1 bath condo.
Close to beach. $1150 per month includes all
utilities. Available Now. (3 bedroom also available)
* KETCH CT. - 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. 2 car
garage. Close to beach. $1250 per month.
* TIDEWATER ST. - 3 bedroom, 2 bath house.
2 car garage. $1450 per month includes yard
maint. Available Now.
* BLUE HERON - 3 bedroom, 2 bath house.
2 car garage. $1175 per month. Available Now
* SEACASTLES - 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo.
Close to beach. $1200 per month. Available
* FIRST AVE- 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex.
Block from the beach. $1275 per month.
SAMELIA GREEN- 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo
with loft. 1 car garage. $1300 per month.
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NEW CONSTRUCTION - Ocean Cove.
3BR/2BA, near the beach, many upgrades,
garage. $294,500. Nick Deonas Realty
808 Off Island/Yulee
IMMACULATE - 4BR, 2203 sq. ft., in
Branch Creek. $254,900. C-21, Jean
Hable, Realtor (904)753-0807.
MARSH LAKES - THE BEST BUY IN
MARSH LAKES, IN FACT, THE BEST BUY IN
FERNANDINA!! 2500sf, 4BR/3BA,
lakefront, model home, fabulous
landscaping. $481,000. Call 556-8967.
1 809 Lots
Buy Now, Build Later on Amelia Island.
Gated community, coastal architecture,
walk to beach, builder freedom plus owner
financing. Great Value!
Blackrock Rd. - w/well & septic $46,900,
1 acre Nassauville $49,900, 2 acres US 1
w/well & septic $49,900, lake lot in Yulee
w/well & septic $63,500. Nick Deonas
Realty, Jan Johnson (904)556-2114.
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION - Lot 43,
Sea Marsh Rd. Beautiful wooded
110'X152' lot. Includes ARB approved
house plans. $365,000. (404)372-6055
810 Farms & Acreage
8+ ACRES - in the town limits of Hilliard.
Raw land, not cleared. 1 block from major
highway. $92,000. Call (904)487-4939.
The St. Anne * Courtyard Entry,
2-Room Guest Suite,
Large, Covered and Screened Patio
2,447sq. ft. * $322,900
4 Bedrooms. * 3 Bathrooms
The Fairway II Jack-and-Jill Bath,
Double Walk-In Closets in Master Suite,
Spacious Kitchen, Breakfast Nook, Pantry
2,389 sq. ft. $274,900
4 Bedrooms. * 3 Bathrooms
1-95 TO A1A EAST TOWARD AMELIA ISLAND, RIGHT
ON MINER ROAD, HICKORY VILLAGE IS ON THE RIGHT
The Heron * Covered Entry,
Formal Dining Room,
Double Closets, Vanities in Master Bath
2,229 sq. ft. * $254,900
4 Bedrooms. * 3 Bathrooms
The San Marco * Bonus Room,
Large Master Bedroom,
3,331 sq. ft. * $314,900
3 Bedrooms. * 25 Bathrooms
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Cape Sound on Amelia Island - Less than one-half
mile from beach, this luxury gated community of
3BR townhomes is ,rrr,
tertops, stainless steel appliances & crown molding.
- 2152 White Sands Way - 3BR/2.5BA, $450,000
Oceanfront Sand Dollar Villa - Sand Dollar Villa - Recently renovat- 407 So. 15th Street - Renovated 3 BR
Beautifully decorated 2 BR & 2 BA ed w/ new tile flooring, new kitchen 1.5 BA home on spacious lot with
unit, upgrades include tile flooring, induding appliances & new baths w/ large garage/workshop in rear, fully
new plumbing, plus condo develop- Corian countertops, oceanfront dedc landscaped & irrigated, crown mold-
ment recently completed major reno- off master BR & livingroom! Condo ing, bead board wainscoting, fire-
vation including new dedcs, water- common areas have been totally ren- place, kitchen features silestone coun-
proofing, landscaping. $450,000 ovated. This ia a great buy for tertops and tiled badcsplash, terrazzo
$419,000. floors. $259,000
Vacation Rentals & Long Termnn Rentals Available!
814 West Nassau County
SINGLE FAMILY HOME - Year built
1999, detached apt. built 2003, in city
limits of Hilliard. 4BR/3 full baths, 2
kitchens, 1 dining room, 2 living rooms, 2
laundry rooms, fenced in yard, above
ground pool. Call Marlene Frost, 557-1155
817 Other Areas
COASTAL GA - 1/2 acre + $89,900.
Incredible community, water & marsh
views, year-round temperate weather.
Near Golden Isles. Enjoy boating, fishing,
walking, family/retirement living. Great
financing available. Call (888)513-9958.
5000SF CUSTOM BUILT HOME - on 10
acres. Includes stocked pond, dock, pond
house, located 10 minutes south of Tifton,
GA. Great location! Call Norris Bishop
Realty (229)890-1186. ANF
VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS - 5 acres
riverfront on Big Reed Island Creek near
New River State Park, fishing, view,
private, good access. $89,500. 866)789-
852 Mobile Homes
4BR/2BA - on 2 acre lot. $950/mo. +
$900 deposit. Credit & reference check
required. Call (904)945-6361.
474382 E. SR200
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904)261 8030 0 Cell (904) 753 0366
Unfurnished Homes - On Island
* 407 S. 15th Street- great location
near schools & shopping, 3BR/1.5BA
renovated home w/1,319 SF large
fenced back yard, separate
garage/workshop w/ 765 SF You must
see this one to really appreciate!
Available now. $1,200/mo. includes
Unfurnished Condos - On Island
* Cape Sound Condos- Gated commu
nity in the heart of Amelia Island w/
pool, fitness center & gazebos around
2 acre lake. All units feature hard
wood floors in living area, tile in wet
areas, granite countertops, custom
cabinetry & stainless steel appliances.
-1893 White Sands Way 3BR/2.5BA,
1992 SF, story $1,400/mo.
- 2181 White Sands Way 3BA/2.5BA,
1,992 SF, 2 floors w lake view. $,650/mo
- 2167 Pebble Beach Way 3BR/3.5BA,
2,404 SF, 3 floors w/ elevator. $1,700/mo.
Furnished Condos - On Island
* 1885 White Sands Way at Cape Sound
on Amelia Island 3BR/2.5BA, 2,404 SF,
completely furnished min. 30 day
lease. $2,300/mo includes utilities.
* 2110 Beach Wood Villa atAmelia
Island Plantation- 2BR/2BA end unit
o '.. . I 1.. ... I.,II , furnished, over
looks pool, lake &golf course. $1500/mo.
852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA TRIPLEWIDE - on 4 acres
near Yulee middle & high school. No pets
and references are required. $1100/mo. +
sec. dep. (904)583-2009
2BR & 3BR MOBILE HOMES - for rent.
Move in now. Furnished & unfurnished,
$650-$825. Teakwood Mobile Home Park,
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - Nassauville.
$700/mo. + $700 deposit. (904)753-
FURNISHED 2BR EFFICIENCY - Yard.
Hilliard area. $150/wk. + $100 deposit
with rental agreement. Service animals
only. (904)583-2570 or (904)845-4652.
UPSTAIRS DUPLEX - 1BR/1BA, walking
distance to beach, historic district.
$750/mo. + electric + $500 deposit.
At The Beach - Effic. $135/wk. + dep.
1BR $185/wk + dep. Util. incl. Others
avail. 1 & 2BR MH in park start $165/wk.
or $600/mo. + dep. Long term. 261-5034
TOWNHOUSE AT BEACH - 2BR. Call
SMALL 1BR APT. - in Nassauville.
Furnished. Twin bed, electricity, A/C,
DirecTV. $650/mo. + $300 deposit. Cute,
cozy, quiet & in good neighborhood.
Service animals only. References required.
Please call (904)206-3241, & leave
Real Estate, Inc.
*2821 Kentucky - 2BR/IBA, up-apt Oceanview,
easy beach access $900/mo unfurnished
* Private Home on Island w/pool - 3BR/2BA in a
secluded location short distance to the beach,
and the City Golf Course $1,450 + util, pool &
* 1238 S. 14th St 3BR/I BA home on island. New
appliances, carpet and paint $900/mo. + Util.
* 903 Stanley Dr - 3 BR/2BA on island, nice home
* Great location - 3 BR/2.5 BA townhome,
Natures Walk, beautiful decor $1,350/mo or
lease with option
*Oceanview 2BR/I BA furnished $1,100/mo. or
*619 S. 14th St 3BR/IBA $975/mo.+ util. $1,250
S2BR/I BA Home on First Ave. Short distance to
beach and city Golf Course. New tile floor Back
up to Preservation area $995/mo.
* 3BR/3BA home at North Hampton.Very nice
upgrades in a quiet golf community $1,700/mo.
+ util. Lawn maint incl in rent
2BR/l BA Oceanview 487 S. Fletcher
Call for more information
*Approx 1,830sf Retail/Office at Gateway to
Amelia. Right by Chamber of Commerce.Plenty of
parking. $3,000/mo. + NNN
2400 sf located on island by the Airport on
Jamestown Rd. Great for retail, office or light
industrial use. $2,500/mo. + tax + utilities.
* DEER WALK- 1,250 s.f bay facing AIA in
O'Neil, end cap unit, great visibility and parking.
Retail/ Office space with warehouse from
$2,150 per mo. includes tax, CAM, water, sewer
* New 4,000 SF building facing 8th Stat Sadler Rd.
- Avail in I,000SF increments. Rents from
$1,830/mo including CAM.
.(2)Amelia Park Office Suites 576 s.f+/- Fronting
14th Street and 900 s.f. +/- beside the Travel
* Approx 1,650 s.f +/- at I 3 N. 3rd St., just off of
Centre St Lots of parking in area and good walk-
ing traffic. $3,1 00/mo. + util &tax
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FRIDAY JANUARY 4,2008 CLASSIFIED NEWS-LEADER
LARGE 2BR - All utilities included.
$850/mo. (904)321-3404 or 557-8369
1BR APT. DOWNTOWN - Service
animals only. No smoking. $595/mo. Call
OCEAN VIEW - 2BR/1.5BA townhome.
CH&A, washer/dryer hookup. No
smoking. Service animals only. 1 yr.
lease. $875/mo. + dep. Water & garbage
included. 737 N. Fletcher. (904)261-4127
BEACHSIDE EFFICIENCY - available
January. One bill $650 pays rent, electric,
water, sewer, cable. Sec. dep. $650.
Smoking outside only. Service pets
welcome. Call (904)261-6767, pls leave
FLAT FOR RENT - in Amelia Park. 600 sq.
ft., 1BR, full bath, single car garage, W/D
hookup. Available end of January.
STUDIO APARTMENT - Walk to beach.
All utilities included. $495/mo. + $495
deposit. Call (904)583-3811.
TOWNHOUSE AT BEACH - 2BR. Call
JASMINE PLACE - #16. 2BR/1.5BA,
patio. $895. Ready now. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006.
OCEAN VIEW - 2BR/1BA, upstairs,
freshly painted, deck. $675/mo. One year
$199/MO. - 6BR/3BA HUD home. (5%
down 20 years @ 8% apr). More homes
available from $199/mo. For listing call
(800)366-9783 ext. 5669. ANF
OCEAN FRONT - 2BR/1BA, fabulous
view, hardwood floors, deck, 2nd floor.
$950/mo. One year lease. (904)556-5722
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION - 2BR/
2BA, resort view, furnished. 6 months or
more at $1250/mo. AMELIA RENTALS
2BR/1BA - partially furnished condo 1/2
block from beach. $995/mo. Newly
remodeled. Community pool, tennis court,
playground. (904)415-6078. Small pets
considered. Available immediately.
OCEANFRONT CONDO - 2BR/2BA 3rd
floor unit. Oceanside pool. Furniture and
utilities included. $1,475/mo. Pager (800)
2BR/2BA - partially furnished. Gorgeous
south end unit. Pool, tennis court. Pets
welcome. $1000/mo. (904)261-6258 or
OCEANVIEW BEAUTIFUL APT
Beautiful ocean views. Furnished. 2BR,
Spacious, all Brand-new appliances,
hardwood floors. $875/month. (904)277-
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA - top floor flat
with large rear private porch. Pool &
tennis. Close to the beach. All appliances
including W/D. $1050/mo. + $1050 dep.
12 mo. lease. Service animals only.
Smoke free. (904)759-1105
CONDO - 3BR/2BA. Vaulted ceilings. New
SS appliances, W/D, flooring & paint.
Gated. Spa. Pool. $1000/mo.
NEVER LIVED IN! - 2BR/2BA in The
Cottages at Stoney Creek. 1-car garage,
gated community, pool and cabana. Only
$1100/mo. Call (904)288-7799.
1858 Condos-Unfurnished 1860 Homes-Unfurnished 1860 Homes-Unfurnishedl
2BR/2BA CONDO - Water, garbage
included. Walk to the beach. D/W, W/D.
THE COLONY - 2BR/2BA/2-car garage.
Recently renovated. $950/mo. Pool &
tennis courts. Svc. animals only. No
smoking. Call (214)691-9131.
NEVER LIVED IN! - 3BR/2BA in The
Cottages at Stoney Creek. 1-car garage,
gated community, pool and cabana. Only
$1200/mo. Call (904)288-7799.
3BR/2BA - Brand new condo, never lived
in, by Super Wal-Mart. $1200/mo. +
$1400 dep. Lease option available. (904)
FOR RENT - 1BR/1BA Downstairs Condo
at Amelia Lakes. Amenities include gated
entry, pool, fitness center, tennis court &
26-acre lake. Call (912)550-3409.
3BR/3BA CAPE SOUND TOWNHOUSE -
Furnished. $1550/mo. Call Maddox, Inc.
3BR/2BA - 3630 1st Ave. CH&A, walk to
beach. $1200/mo., electric provided, plus
$1000 deposit. Call (386)365-8543 or
OTTER RUN - 3BR/2BA, 1640 sq. ft. in a
great home, in a great neighborhood. 2-
car garage. Large fenced in backyard.
FOR SALE OR RENT - 2BR/2BA with
garage & lots of storage space in Historic
District. Call Jason at (904)753-1741.
1710 CRESCENT RD. - in Lakewood
Subdivision. 3BR/2BA on corner lot with
privacy fenced yard, 2-car garage &
outdoor storage shed. no smoking
indoors. Small pets considered.
$1100/mo. + deposit. Available now.
1896 SOUTH 14TH ST., SUITE 6 * AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Over 20 years as Amelia Island's
REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. #1 Property Management Company
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIVISION View our available rentals at www.galphinre.com
Sussex Dr. 3BR/2BA Single family home located in Lakewood. 2 Car Garage,
fireplace, & screened in lanai. Nicely landscaped with sprinkler system.
$1,250 Available ]an. 1st
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ~ On Island 1373 Plantation Point 3BR/2BA. Lovely furnished home that offers vaulted ceil-
Searove Ln - Beautiful 3BR/2BA home in Sea Grove community. This home is ings and the great room opens to a breakfast nook & kitchen. Side entry garage.
near the beach and centrally located on Amelia Island. Available Now! $1,750 Terrific gated community, includes lawn service. Available Now! $1600
S. 9th Street - 3BR/1 BA Nice little cottage with large fenced lot. Near recreation CONDOS/TOWNHOMES ~ On Island
areas, churches & schools. Available Now $795 Fletcher D-l 2BR/2BA. Nicely furnished. Ground floor unit in Ocean Dunes.
Hih Riaer Court - 3BR/2.5BA Single family home w/ 2 Car Garage. Separate Ocean front patio & a community pool $1450 Available Feb Ist.
Laundry room with washer and dryer, Fireplace in living room. Lawn Care includ- Ocean Avenue A&B - 2BR/1.5BA Oceanfront on north end. 2 Car carport.
ed. Available Now! $1,395 Covered patio/deck. Available Now $1095
The Prserve - 3-4BR Single family homes in a nice gated community with pool! First Avenue - 3BR/3.5BAwith fireplace. Ocean view from 3rd floor balcony with
2 Car Garage's & screened in lanai's. Available Now! $2,100 - $2,200 a screened in porch. Short walk to the beach. $1,695 Available Now
LeSarePlace- 4BR/2BA Single Family Home with new tile! Master bath has sep- Beackwood Road - 2BR/2BA on Amelia Island Plantation. First floor condo in
rate show w/ jetted tub. Cul-de-sac lot w/ rear fenced in yard. Available Now! gated community, overlooks pool, golf course & lake. Only 200 yards to the
$1,400 beach. Water, trash, sewer and lawn maintenance included. Available Now
Penhrk Dr - 3BR/2BA Home with a stone fireplace & adjacent screen porch $1,395
and patio. 2-Car Garage. Minutes from the beach, schools and shopping centers. Barcla Place (Harrison Cove Villas) - 3BR 3 1/2BA new unit with many
Available Now! $1,250 upgrades. Screened porch, 2-Car garage, Washer/Dryer, 1539 Sq. Ft. Available
Beachnood Road - 2BR/2BA on Amelia Island Plantation. First floor condo in Now $1,795
gated community, overlooks pool, golf course & lake. Only 200 yards to the Amelia Woods - Walk to the beach from this spacious 1BR/1BA condo.
beach. Water, trash, sewer and lawn maintenance included. Available Now$1,395 Community pool & tennis courts. Convenient location. $875 Available Now!
S. Fletcher - 3BR/2BA Single Family home with 1 car garage. Newly remodeled S. 19th Street: - 3BR/2BA This like-new townhouse centrally located. Close to the
with washer/dryer hookup. Enjoy the sunrise/sunset while watching the waves roll beach, schools & shopping. Available now $1050
in. $1,050 Available Now! The Colony - 2BR Townhomes with 2 Car Garage, and a fireplace. Community
Ruskin Lane - Attractice cottage located in highly desired Garden district of pool & tennis courts. Available Now!$1,020 - $1,025
Amelia Park. 2BR/2BA Plus office with French doors. $1350 Available Now! S. Flether - Newly renovated home with great ocean front views. 2BR/1BA with
appliances. Available Now! $1,450
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ~ Off Island F t Ride - 3BR Privately located condos. Close to the beach! Community
Marsh Bay Ct. (Marsh Lakes) - 3BR/2BA Single family home with rear fence, pool & tennis courts. Available Now! $950
community pool, tennis courts & playground. 2 Car Garage with screened in SFletcher - Upstairs - 3BR/1 BA Upstairs unit. Open kitchen & living room area.
porch. cul-de-sac lot. Available Now! $1,400 New carpet! Walking distance to the beach Available Now! $875
Otter Run - 3BR/2 Master BA Private yard with patio and 2-Car Garage. Beautiful Chad Street - 3BR/2BA Townhome with 1 car garage. Cul-de-sac lot. Available
house! Lawn care included. Available Now! $1,250 Now $1200
Sprintide Lane (River Place) - 3BR/4BA featuring gourmet kitchen, screened
FULLY FURNISHED HOMES ~ On Island lanai on 3 floors, private elevator. Gorgeous views of marsh and Intracoastal
Amelia Woods - 3BR/2BA Condo in Amelia woods. Fully Furnished Home with Waterway. Boat slip available as well as golf club membership.
cable, satellite, & Internet ready. Covered patio. Community pool, tennis courts & $2300 Available Now!
clubhouse. Available Now! $1100 First Avenue - 2BR/2BA Townhome with a fireplace. Covered patio/deck. Close
Amelia Landings- Remodeled 2BR/2BA . Fully furnished with screened-in to the beach. Lawn Care included. $900 Available Now!
porch.Community pool and tennis courts. $950 Available Now!
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1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL 277-9700 * (800) 227-9701
2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
- 3/2.5 immaculate country
style home includes 3/2
M -,-i newer doublewide mobile
home on back of property.
Pride of ownership!
1.22 ACRES 3BR/2BA DWMH SCOTT ROAD - CLOSE TO THE BEACH 2590
Immaculate condition, gourmet sq. ft. 3/2.5 w/bonus room & office. Large
pool/patio on 3/4 acre lot with beautiful aged
kitchen, new carport, fenced yard, oaks. ANY REASONABLE OFFER
pride of ownership. CONSIDERED. Reduced $399,900 MLS#43655
THE MOMENT YOU CROSS OVER THE 1BR/1BA Priced below market, unit has
THRESHOLD, you will see the attention to over $25,000 upgrade package. Beautiful
detail is nothing less than superb. Many view of the lake bottom floor unit. Reduced
upgrades in this immaculate 3/2 home. MUST over $40,000$144,900 MLS#42733
SEE! $238.000 MLS# 44075
* Yahtzee Lane - 1 acre Reduced $84,900 MLS#40261
* 1.2 Acres of Land with 300ft along A1A$820,000 MLS#42664
* Mt. Zion Circle, Commercial Lot, 50x200, $450,000 MLS#37743
* Annie Laurie St. - MH lot - $63,600 MLS#41272
* Pike Place - 3 acres. $98,500 MLS#40198
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Worthington Dr. 3BR/2BA, fenced back
yard. $1100/mo. (904)583-1106
Gorgeous 3BR/2BA home. 2210 Atlantic
Ave. Marsh view & short walk to beach.
Separate Florida room, x-lg kitchen,
vaulted ceilings, fireplace, hardwood
floors, ceramic tile, 2-car garage, privacy
fencing. (904)277-3050. Mac Daniel
3BR/2.5BA - in ground pool, appliances,
ON Fernandina Beach Golf course.
$1500/mo. + $1200 security deposit. No
smoking. Call (904)838-8969 or (904)
2826 SCRUB JAY - Well kept 3BR/1BA
with bonus room, screened porch, fenced
yard, sheds, pet friendly flooring, A/C,
ceiling fans, refrigerator, eat-in kitchen.
Reduced to $990/mo. One month free.
After drive by, call (904)261-0604.
105 S. 15TH ST. - 1 Ig MBR/1BA, 2nd
room for nice office, v. Ig. liv. rm & big kit.
w/b'nook, cov. patio, W/D hookups, 1-car
gar., lots of closets, Ig yd w/big oak trees.
No smoking. $875/mo. + dep. 261-7849
1010 NATURES WALK DR. - 3BR/3BA,
loft, close to beach. $1200/mo. + sec.
VERY NICE BRICK HOME - Yulee.
3BR/1BA, LR, fully equipped kitchen,
water softener, A/C, Ig outside storage.
Carport, big fenced backyard. Exc.
location. Close to schools & stores.
$900/mo. + $900 sec. dep. 1 yr lease &
reference. (904) 261-2132.
RENT FROM 7 MONTHS TO A YEAR -
We have homes available from $1,400 to
$1,600 a month. Call us at (904)261-
4148, after hours (904)753-2560.
123 S. 15TH ST. - 4BR/2BA, $1300/mo.
AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.
3BR/2BA BRICK HOME - off Chester Rd.
$1000 deposit and $1000/mo. rent. Call
(904)707-3155 or (904)261-1071.
* * * 1ST MONTH FREE * * *
Natures Bend 3BR/2BA townhome with
garage. Convenient location. $1300/mo.
Call Janet at (904)591-1347.
RENT FROM 7 MONTHS TO A YEAR -
We have homes available from $900 to
$1,850 a month. Call us at (904)261-
4148, after hours (904)753-2560.
3BR/1BA ON AMELIA ISLAND - Patio &
screened porch, washer/dryer, fenced,
near school. $895/mo. + dep. Available
Jan. 1st or earlier. Call (904)400-1303.
3BR/2BA - Garage, fenced. 84194 St.
Paul Blvd., Yulee. $895/mo. or
lease/purchase. Owner/agent (904)556-
LAKEWOOD - Like new 3BR/2BA with
office & laundry room, 2-car garage.
$1395/mo. + deposit, 1 year lease. No
smoking. Call (904)759-1105.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/1BA HOUSE - Yulee.
Fenced yard, d/w, water softener, w/dryer
hookup & carport. Long term lease. Ref's.
$900/mo. + dep. Call (904)261-2132.
1/2 OFF 1ST MO. RENT - Newer
3BR/2BA, lake view, 2-car gar., free cable.
(Heron Isles). Lease/opt. buy. $995/mo.
3BR/2BA FORECLOSURE! - $32,100.
Only $255/mo. 5% down 20 years @ 8%
apr. Buy 6BR $199/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
DREAM RENTAL - W. 5th St. off of
Tarpon. 3BR/2BA, private/secluded. $1500
includes all utilities & pet deposit for up to
2 pets. Call Nick Deonas Realty 277-0006.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX - on 1 acre lot in
Yulee. $750/mo. + $750 deposit. Newly
remodeled. Available Jan 1st. Call (904)
3BR/2BA HOUSE FOR RENT - $1700/
mo. + $1000 sec. deposit. Barnwell Road
area. Call 753-1691.
861 Vacation Rentals
066VACATION RENTAL - 2BR/1BA with
washer, dryer, heated pool. Downtown
area historic district. (904)261-6434
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
J Chaplin Williams Rentals
827 Division Street- 3/2, 1,144 sf, brand new, modular home close to
schools, shopping & downtown. $900/mo.
631 Tarpon Avenue #6357 in Fernandina Shores- 2/1.5, backs up on
Ft. Clinch, close to beach. Comm pool & tennis courts . 1,178 sf
2826 Scrub .ay Lane- 3/1, 1,275 sf home centrally located
w/ screened-in lanai & fenced backyard. $1,050/mo.
965 Chad Street - 3/2, 1,440 sf like-new town home. 1st floor
master suite, centrally located on island - close to shopping, schools and
3133 Bailey Road- 3/2 on 1 acre lot. Great for someone w/ boat! Tile
floors in kitchen & fresh paint. Lawn care included. $1,200/mo.
4944 Windward Place in Windward Cove- Lovely 4/2/ home nestled
among beautiful oak trees in a quiet neighborhood. Lawn care inc.
$1,300/mo. Avail mid Jan.
1573 Park Avenue in Amelia Park - 3/2.5, Master down, 1,794 sf nice
patio sitting area, 2 car garage, close to shopping, dining and schools.
$1,450/mo. Avail. Jan.
1887 White Sands Way in Cape Sound- 3/2.5, oversized master suite
w/ sitting haven, garden tub w/ marble vanities. Granite counter tops &
stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Swimming pool / spa. Short walk to
3031 Club Villas in Amelia Island Plantation - 2/2.5 townhome
w/community pool. Furnished or unfurnished. Membership available for
small fee. $1,400/mo.
96928 Buccaneer Trail - 3/2, 1,591 sf, Cyprus home inside/out. Italian
tile floors in main living, gourmet kitchen, 3 car garage, lawn care inc.
2147 Pebble Beach in Cape Sound 3/3.5 brand new, 2,782 sf condo w/
oversized master suite on complete 3rd floor. Master BA features garden
tub and marble vanities. Granite countertops in kitchen w/ all
stainless steel appliances. Gated community. $1,500/mo.
2126 Calais Lane in The Arbors Spacious 4/2 home w great view
overlooking the lake. Close to shopping, schools & YMCA. Ceramic
tile in kitchen and master bath. $1,550/mo.
1791 Arbor Drive - 3/2, 1760 sf home in great community, close to Ritz
& beach. $1,550/mo.
1793 Arbor Drive - 3/2, 2,100 sf Close to Plantation. Lawn care includ-
1927 Anchorage in Ocean Reach 4/3 w/swimming pool, split/open
floor plan, tile floors throughout living. Lawn and pool care inc.
1632 Ocean Forest in Ocean Forest Beautiful 3/2 home, 2,004 sf, split
floor plan, open family room overlooking pool w/ FP. In ground
swimming pool w/ screened-in lanai. W/D, lawn & pool care inc.
2605 Portside Drive in Ocean Cay - 4/3 home w/ open floor plan &
screened in lanai close to beach, lawncare included. 1/2 OFF 1ST
MONTH'S RENT! $1,650/mo.
95148 Mackinas Circle in Harrison Cove- 3/2.5, 2.406 sf in gated
community. Many upgrades, granite counter tops, claw foot tub, marble
tile in master. Elegant front porch and back porch for relaxing. Close to
beach, AIP & Ritz. $1,800/mo.
950278 Barclay Place #1 in Harrison Cove- 3/3.5, 2-story end unit,
many upgrades, granite countertops, tile floor in main living and kitchen,
screened-in lanai. Lawn care, W&D inc. Summer Beach membership
available for small fee. $1,800/mo.
95007 Willet Way in The Preserve- 3/3 courtyard home w/ all Summer
Beach amenities. W&D and lawncare included. $1,895/mo.
95092 Willet Way in The Preserve- 2/2.5, beautifully furnished home
great for corporate rental w/ amenities incl. golf, swimming & tennis.
W & D and lawn care included. $1,995/mo.
95186 Woodberry Lane in The Preserve- 3/3, 2,008 sf patio home
w/ custom built-ins in living room, walk-in shower in guest bath,
laundry tub, tile in lanai and front porch. Summer Beach membership
available for small fee. $1,995/mo.
95062 Mackinas Circle in Harrison Cove- 4/3.5 spacious home
w/ large oversized family room, gourmet kitchen, master down. Lawn
care included. $2,000/mo.
3709 S. Fletcher Avenue 5/3F and 2H BA, 3,126 sf home w/ pool. All
upgrades, granite counter tops. Furnished or unfurnished. $3,000/mo.
1 Marsh Hawk in Amelia Island Plantation- Gorgeous 3/3.5 w/ hard-
wood & tile floor throughout, many upgrades...a must see! Swimming
pool w/waterfall overlooking marsh. W&D, lawn care and pool care
Amelia Lakes Condominiums- ASK ME ABOUT FREE RENT!
Conveniently located just off the island in a beautiful gated community.
#625 - 2BR deluxe floor plan, 2nd floor end unit w/ new paint, tile floors,
1,180 sf includes W&D. $995/mo. * #415- 2BR deluxe floor plan, ground
floor end unit w/ new paint, tile floors, 1,180 sf, includes W&D.
345 Otter Run Drive in Otter Run- 1,371 sf like new 3/2 home
w/ hardwood floors in kitchen & family room. Fenced rear lawn backs up
to horse farm. $1,175/mo.
86252 Riverwood Drive in Meadowfield 3/2, 1,900 sf home w/split
floor plan. Huge master bedroom, screened-in porch overlooking pond.
86406 Meadowwood Drive in Meadowfield- 3/2 on pond, wood floors
throughout living area, open floor plan, FP, 2-car garage, 1700 ASF,
W&D included. $1,250/mo.
492 Monterrey Street in Twin Oaks- Unique 3/2, 1,650 sf home on
acre + lot, fenced backyard, decks all the way around the house, detached
2 car garage. Kitchen opens to fam. room w/FP, stainless steel appliances
& granite countertops & bamboo floors. $1,495/mo.
95057 Buckeye Court in Amelia National- Large 4/2.5 home in gated
golf course community, 2,500 sf w/ 2 car garage, bright floor plan,
upgraded kitchen, covered lanai w/ nice size back yard. Pool and other
social amenities available. $1,725/mo. Avail. mid Jan.
95155 Bermuda Drive in Amelia National- Beautiful new 5/4 home
overlooking 7th fairway & pond, 3 car garage, 3,000+ sf w/ FP. Social
amenities inc. $1,850/mo.
96276 Blackrock Hammock Drive in Blackrock Hammock- 3/2.5, 3
car garage. Luxury sitting on 2.22 acres partially wooded. 2,500+ sf
w/ 2 story family room. $1,900/mo.
I 863 Office 7
Commercial/Retail Office Space For
Lease in Callahan - Great Exposure -
High Traffic Area. 542412 U.S. Hwy 1
Suite B - 1/2 Block from AIA/301
Intersection. $585 Total Monthly Cost
(Includes all Taxes, Water, Sewer,
Swan Bldg. 4th & Centre. Individual
offices $150 + CAM/mo and up. Suites
501 Centre St., individual offices from
$400 + CAM/mo., suites available.
Call for more info and pricing, Galphin
Real Estate Services, Inc. (904)277-6597
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000 sq.
ft. available. Call 753-2018 for more
SPACE AVAILABLE FOR LEASE - From
300sf to 1500sf. Previously hair & nail
salon. Equipment available for purchase.
Great location. (352)685-2582 or (904)
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility location
on A1A in O'Neal. 1250sf units. Curtiss
Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-4066.
S 0 u o o e I
2001 CHRYSLER PROWLER! - midnight
blue, less than 29K miles, fabulous
condition, FABULOUS CAR!! $30,000.
2002 BMW 3251 - 130,000 miles, great
shape, great car, navy blue. $6,100.
Police Impounds For Sale - '96 Honda
Civic $400. '93 Toyota corrola $995. For
listings call (800)366-9813 ext 9271. ANF
1995 TOYOTA CAMRY - Runs good. A/C,
automatic transmission, CD/stereo. Needs
some body work. $850, as is. (904)753-