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Another bank to
Schools to trim teachers, staff
There will be dozens of fewer
teachers and other employees serv-
ing Nassau County Schools this fall
after $4 million in anticipated budg-
et cuts are implemented, schools
Superintendent John Ruis con-
Despite increasing student
enrollment, the local school district
is grappling with an expected reduc-
tion in state funding for the first
time in memory.
"I've been in this business 28
years, and I've never had less
money from the state than I did the
year before," said Susan Farmer,
tor of business
services for the
have no choice
but to reduce
Ruis budget cuts,
"When you have
80 percent of your budget in
salaries, that's the only place to go,"
Local schools' state funding has
been cut twice already during this
fiscal year, in October and March,
costing $2.3 million, Farmer said.
State legislators are meeting now to
determine how much more to cut
funding, and the school district is
preparing its budget for the year
that begins July 1 with a working
figure of $4 million less than when
this fiscal year began.
Ruis called that a "conservative
approach," but conceded the out-
look is uncertain until the economy
improves. The state funding cuts
are not a reflection of taxpayer sen-
timent as expressed in a constitu-
tional amendment earlier this year,
but rather are due to declining sales
taxes because of the economic
"Given the economy, and what's
happened to us this current fiscal
year, we have to anticipate what
happens in the next fiscal year," he
School administrators are pro-
jecting enrollment increases at
many schools, especially in Yulee.
But even Yulee Elementary School,
which could have 70 more students,
may have to make do with one less
The district seeks to avoid lay-
offs of teachers. "We hope to absorb
a significant number of the (teach-
ers) reduced through resignations
or retirements," Ruis said.
Talks are ongoing with the
teachers' union to consider how to
implement the reduction in force,
SCHOOLS Continued on 3A
50 YES AGO0
A history professor
from Florida State University
lamented that the state's
younger generation had "no
feeling for history" even
though Florida had "the
longest history of all 48
25 YEARS AGO
A seven-member consor-
tium submitted plans to
expand and renovate the city
marina at a cost of $5 million.
April 27, 1983
Travis Abernathy won first"
place in the Nassau County
Annual Pinewood Derby.
April 29, 1998
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YOUNG DANCING STARS
PHOTOS BY ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER
Triston Hodges and Amanda Herrera-Hernandez, left, Amelia Island Ballroom Youth
Academy students, rehearse the tango for "Dancing with the Stars" coming up at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island. Sister and brother Autumn and Braxton Jenkins, right, practice
sequences from the musical "Grease" they learned from academy founder Felix Solis. Doors
open at 6 p.m. Saturday with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Adult competi-
tion begins at 8 p.m. A floor show follows at 9 p.m. with awards at 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit
the not-for-profit Ballroom Youth Academy, Inc. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.
For information call (904) 707-6762.
Strip mall. Bar.
The owners of a Yulee shopping
center have appealed a decision by
the Nassau County Growth
Management Department to pro-
hibit the establishment of a bar
Victoria's Place, 464017 State
Road 200, was to be the future
home of the Red Zone sports bar,
but a county ordinance prohibits
the sale of alcohol within 1,000 feet
of a church. Harbor Shores
Apostolic Church also is located in
the strip mall.
There should be an exception to
the ordinance for commercial prop-
erties, county commissioners were
told April 16 by former county attor-
ney Mike Mullin, now represent-
ing shopping center owner Ash
"Churches in this day and age,
start-up churches especially, by con-
venience move into strip malls, but
strip malls have other uses and we
certainly don't advocate eliminat-
ing one for the other," Mullin said.
Ban on wood substitute is history
A reversal of a previous city
Historic District Council ruling will
allow local resident Amy Durham-
Hubbard to put Hardieboard on.
her historic house on North Fifth '
The council decided on the new
ruling after listening to testimony
at an April 15 meeting.
The controversial decision to
disallow HardiebokrdVas made at
an council meeting last November.
At that meetrig,, the council told
Durham-Hubbard that, in spite of
the higher cost, she was legally
bound to side her house with real
wood rather than the cheaper
house is considered to be a "con-
tributing structure" within the his-
toric district, which has restora-
tion guidelines based on federal
The November ruling was
reversed last week because of new
evidence presented by Bob
Jenkns, owner of Atlantic Cust6om
Woodworks in Fernandina Beach.
Jenkins convinced the Historic
District Council that the wood sid-
ing now on the house was installed
after 1985, although it may be older
salvaged wood. He also pointed
out that, in order to keep the
integrity of the structure,
Hardieboard was a better choice
because it takes less maintenance.
"The house had been modified
through the years and very little of
the original house remains," wrote
Jenkins in a letter to the Planning
and Zoning Department. "This
home was built to be a modest
working-class house and there is
no significant architectural detail
on the structure."
"Installation of smooth
Hardieboard," he wrote, "will not
diminish the integrity or alter the
character of (the house's) envi-
ronment. The new siding will not
change the scale, texture and
detailing of the overall appearance
of the house as it will not be replac-
ing any historic features such as
beveled siding, decorative trim."
William Tilson, a professor at
the University of Florida's School
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V YOU SAID IT/SHANNON MALCOM/NEWS LEADER
Ho are you coping withgaspricehikes ?
"I'm not coping. I "Not very well it's "I just find the cheap- "It makes you smart- "Ift's crazy, I don't
have to drive to getting really difficult. It est place to buy gas I can er, well, it's made me know. You almost can't
Jacksonville for school just adds money to your find, and that's about it." smarter. I plan my com- cope. I've been wanting
every day, and I'm filling other bills and makes it Tom Stophel mtite and if I have to get a new truck, but I
up my tank evqry three hard to afford other Jacksonville errands, I do them on the don't know if I could
days." things." way to work or on the afford the gas."
Rebecca Kossakowski Amber Fox way back. Once I get John Davis
Yulee Yulee home,,that's it, I'm stay- Callahan
"The owners of the property did
not realize that a church would
exclude other uses. They granted
the lease to the church and then
found out that it was an impedi-
The issue could boil down to
bad timing, according to county
Growth Management Director
Walter Fufidio. 'The board (of com-
missioners) made some decisions
last November that allowed me as
zoning director to give the Red
Zone guys permission to use the
property," Fufidio said Wednesday.
"But I gave them one caveat that
Nassau County has a thousand-foot
barrier (between churches and
bars). Almost contemporaneously
with our discussions, Ash
Properties leased a bay about 20
feet away (from Red Zone's pro-
posed site) to Harbor Shores
Fufidio added that the church
entered into a lease with Ash
Properties before Red Zone did.
Mullin asked the board to con-
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Thursday marked the one-year
anniversary of the death of com-
munity activist Ele Colborn, and
detectives continue working to
piece together what happened to
the 76-year-old Fernandina Beach
Colborn was found by her hus-
band on the
morning of April
20, 2007, uncon-
Drive home. She
died four days
later from her
injuries, and the Colburn
aminer's Office ruled her death a
Fernandina Beach Police Chief
Jim Hurley said Thursday the inves-
tigation continues to be a top pri-
ority with the department, and
detectives are working with foren-
sic experts to examine physical evi-
dence. Next month, Detective
Tracyi Hamilton will meet with an
FBI profiler to create a psycholog-
ical profile of the suspect.
Hurley said Dusty Lee Bowman,
a Cincinnati man arrested in August
for the sexual assault of another
Fernandina Beach woman, is still
the main "person of interest" in the
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association of recreational
boaters whose mission is to pro-
tect the interests of boat-owning
P freshwater anglers. With that in
mind, it recommends that anglers
should ask these five questions
when shopping for insurance for
their fishing boats:
1. Do you need an "actual cash
value" or "agreed value" policy? If
you have a claim, actual cash
value policies take depreciation
into account when reimbursing
for a loss. For example, if your 12-
year-old bass boat is totaled, you
will be reimbursed for its current
market value. Actual cash value
E policies are generally the less
expensive option. On the other
hand, agreed value policies are
more expensive, but pay for
repairs or replacement up to the
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The Northeast Florida
Connectivity Summit, "Creating a
Regional Vision for Land
Conservation," will be held April
28 at the UNF Center, 12000
Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, with
registration starting at 8:15 a.m.
and the summit from 9-4:30 p.m.
Cost is $30 and includes lunch.
Local planners, government
officials, landowners, conserva-
tion groups and interested citi-
zens will gather to develop a
regional, coordinated approach to
land acquisition, park develop-
ment and conservation in the
seven county area of Northeast
Florida. A representative from
each county, including Planning
Director Walter Fufidio of Nassau
County, will present on current
conditions and future projects in
For information and registra-
tion, visit www.nfconnectivitysum-
The Fernandina Beach branch
library will open from 10 a.m.-6
p.m. May 1. It will be closed May
2 and 3 for the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival. The book drops
will remain open and no fines will
be assessed those days.
On May 10, the National
Association ofLetter Carriers will
co'qduct its 16th annual Food
Drive, the largest one-day collec-
tion of food for the needy in the
Your postal carrier will deliver
plastic bags supplied by Publix to
. be filled with canned goods such
as vegetables, tuna and one-step
meals (rice and macaroni dishes).
If you do not receive a plastic bag,
you can fill your own plastic bag
and leave it hanging from your
mailbox or on the ground below.
\ PinkRibbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies, a
breast cancer support group in
Nassau County, meets the second
Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
in the Conference Room at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau in
Fernandina Beach. On May 12
the speaker will be Dr. Stephanie
S Hinds of the Mayo Clinic, who
will discuss the genetics of breast
cancer and inherited female dis-
For more information or to
seek support, contact Isobel Lyle
* at 321-2057, or Joyce Karsko at
Ham radio operators
The Amateur Radio
Emergency Society is looking for
licensed ham radio operators. All
citizens interested in amateur
2034 (ham) radio are invited to month-
ly meetings from 7:30-9 p.m. the
-3698 first Wednesday of each month at
esses: the Nassau County Emergency
Operations Center in Yulee.
)om Members provide emergency
O0p.m. backup (radio) communications
y to Nassau County Emergency
Management personnel in times
h News- paid of disaster or catastrophe. To this
contents end, Nassau County A.RE.S.
rare pro- plans and organizes for events it
hopes will never occur. If you are
a Beach, interested in any aspect of ama-
ed by the teur radio involving emergency
preparedness in Nassau County
contact Richard Freeman, ARES
sibility for emergency coordinator, Nassau,
ct to the at (904) 753-2612.
to sched- Seakers
ary to the NSA of North Florida has filed
to become an official chapter of
the National Speakers
The local chapter is a revival
36.00 for the group, which met until
33.00 2004. Membership in the organi-
zation, which will meet four times
during the year, is open to people
who receive compensation for
p.m. speaking or speak frequently to
.m. audiences of 15 or more as a part
of a salaried position.
.m. For information on member-
ship and meeting dates, contact
:00 p.m. Steve Waterhouse at steve@pre
5 p.m. dictiveresults.com. Visit the
p.m. group's blog at http://nsanorth-
Father Neil J. Cornelli
Father Neil J. Cornelli, 93, of Lapeer, Mich., and
formerly of Fernandina Beach, died on Tuesday,
April 22, 2008. He was born on Oct. 2, 1914, in
Pittsburg, Kan., to Cornelius and Augusta (Donati)
Father Cornelli served his country in the United
States Army as a hospital chaplain during World War
II, moving with the troops into the
newly liberated France and
Germany as the German army
gave way. He also was pastor for
many parishes, starting in Detroit
at Our Lady of Help. After the war
he served in Australia, where he
started a school. Upon returning
to Detroit, he administered the
construction ofSt. Scholastica and
held the position of chaplain at the former St. Joseph
Hospital in Flint for 17 years. He officially retired in
In retirement, he pastored in Florida for a number
of churches, ending up at St. Michael's Catholic
Church in Fernandina Beach every winter from 1989-
2007. In a newspaper interview in 2005, he said of the
posting, "I thank God every day that I got this assign-
ment. I couldn't be happier." Father Neil's career
took him to Hawaii and Panama as well. Lapeer's
Immaculate Conception was blessed with his assis-
tance for more than the past 12 years.
Surviving are a brother, Don (Linda) Cornelli of
Lake Orion, Mich., and nieces and a nephew, Terin,
Don Jr. and Lisa.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
Cornelius and Augusta (Donati) Cornelli, and his
siblings, Father Leo, Eugene and Delores Cornelli.
Visitation was held from 1-8 p.m. on Thursday at
Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer, Mich. A
' special Rosary andVigiterviTewas held at 7 p.m..
A Funeral Mass will be held at1 a.m.' today at'the .'
church. Bishop Carl Mengeling will be the main cel-
ebrant. Cremation will take place after the services,
and a niche interment in Mt. Loretto Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
Immaculate Conception Church.
MuirBrothers FuneralHome. Lapeer. Mich.
William Henry Doran III
William Henry Doran III, 52, of Callahan passed
away on April 22, 2008, at Shands Jacksonville.
He was born in Baltimore, Md., to Richard Doran
and Rowie Belle Palmer. He was a carpenter by trade
and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was loved by all
who knew him and enjoyed just living life to the
He is survived by his wife, Martha Doran, of
Callahan; daughters, Jenny Dorin and Stephani
Holifield Doran; sons, Billy Doran, James Ray Doran
and David Moyer; sister, Sharon Elrod and brother,
Larry Doran; and two grandchildren, Gage Keathley
and Jessica Randolph.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. tonight in
the chapel of Callahan Funeral Home.
Callahan Funeral Home. Inc
Malvin Lenance Lofton
The spirit of Malvin Lenance Lofton transitioned
this realm on April 16, 2008.
Malvin was born in Lakeland to the proud parents,
Stanley and Marie (now deceased) Lofton on the
21st day of September, 1965. The
family moved to Nassau County in
1967. Malvin attended the public
schools of Fernandina Beach and
graduated from Fernandina Beach
High School in 1983.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Computer Science from
Florida A&M University. Malvin
plied his trade at the Florida
Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles,
First Health and ACS, all of Tallahassee, and Blue
Cross & Blue Shield of Columbia, S.C.
Malvin leaves to cherish his memories his wife,
Cassandra Lofton, Tallahassee; stepchildren, Willie
Mitchell and Venus Mitchell of Tallahassee; father,
Stanley Lofton, Yulee; sister, Sheryl (Lynn) Williams,
McDonough, Ga.; brothers, Stanley (Alison) Lofton
II, Williamsburg, Va.; Jonathan (Angela) Lofton,
Jackson, N.J.; grandmother, Elizabeth Sconiers
Matthews and grandfather, Lonnie C. Matthews,
both of Wauchula; sisters-in-law, Ernestine (Wesley)
McKay, Marianna, Alice (the Rev. Nathanial)
Robinson, Rochelle (Marcus) Franklin, Glorion
(Johnny) Gantt, and Faye Lamb, all of Tallahassee;
brothers-in-law, Ronald (Vernett) Nicholson,
Greensboro, Gerald (Margo) Nicholson, Ministe;
Paige Swanson, who won the DAR
Christopher Columbus Essay Contest for 2007-8,
is a senior at Hilliard High School and she won
$100. The contest chair is Nancy Sturges, who
appeared in a photo with Swanson on page 11A in
Friday's News-Leader. The caption contained
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on the policy
- except for
a few speci-
fied items -
the age or
the boat or equipment.
2. Is my fishing gear covered?
Any fishing boat insurance policy
should automatically include
some type of coverage for expen-
sive tackle. If the boat is trailera-
ble and used in freshwater, you
may find a policy that includes
this coverage without any addi-
3. What is the fine print on
using towing services? Some fish-
ing boat insurance policies
include on-the-water towing or
roadside assistance service. The
problem is that when you need to
call upon these non-emergency
services such as an on-the-
water gas delivery, a tow back to
the launch ramp or roadside tow
vehicle jumpstart it counts
against you as an insurance
claim. Find an insurance compa-
ny that offers them but does not
require you to file an insurance
claim in order to use them. You
shouldn't be penalized when tak-
ing advantage of these valuable
4. Where can I go? Unlike car
insurance that is good for every
state you drive in, most boat
insurance policies have what's
called "cruising areas" limiting
where the policy is in force.
Trailer your fishing boat outside
those areas and you'll need to call
your insurer for an "extension" to
ensure coverage remains in
effect. Find an insurance policy
that doesn't put limits on where
you can trailer your boat.
5. What about tournament
coverage? If you fish tourna-
ments, make sure you have the
liability coverage required. What
if you've paid your entry fee but
miss the tournament due to a
breakdown while trailering? Look
for a policy that offers some type
of reimbursement for your entry
fee if trailering troubles or other
covered losses prevent you from
BoatU.S. Angler offers insur-
ance policies specifically
designed to meet the needs of
today's anglers with fishing
boats, including coverage for
accidents with non-insured
boaters, medical coverage for
injuries, as well as salvage costs
related to the recovery of a sunk
or totaled boat. Visit
or call 866-532-1829 for more
Nathanial (Audrey) Nicholson, Abraham (Ann)
Nicholson, Ray (Ruby) Nicholson and Wisdom
Nicholson, all of Tallahassee; and a host of aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
An evening of remembrance will be held from 5
to 8 p.m. tonight in the Marl L Breaker Chapel of Huff
& Battise Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on
Saturday, April 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist
Church of Yulee, the Rev. Alvin Louis, pastor.
Interment will follow in the family plot at Henry &
Batrice Lofton Memorial Cemetery at Fellowship,
Lake City, under the direction of Combs-Turner
Funeral Home, Lake City, Mark Turner, LFD.
Huff& Battise Funeral Home
Eunice Armstrong Mott
Mrs. Eunice Armstrong Mott, a longtime resi-
dent of Callahan, went to be with her Lord on April
For the past two years, she resided at the Magnolia
Manor Retirement Center in Americus, Ga., where
she was at the time of her death. Mrs. Mott was
born in Hilliard on Oct. 17, 1920, and was the oldest
of 11 children of James A. Armstrong and Lucy
Parrish Armstrong, both of whom preceded her in
She was an excellent homemaker, a devoted wife,
a loving mother and a dedicated Sunday School
teacher, where she taught children and young peo-
ple for many years. She was happily married for 41
years to Wilbur E Mott of Callahan, who preceded her
in death on April 29, 2002. She was also preceded by
four brothers and one sister, Clarence "Billy Boy"
Armstrong, who died as a child; Fred Armstrong of
Callahan; Edward Armstrong of Jacksonville; James
Armstrong Jr. of Clewiston and Elizabeth Lyons of
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law,
Martha M.and'Gastoff of RI kX'e i80 &S1'1n
"aridnd itgfer-in-laW, P fil E ald Cole'Mft 'of
Americus, Ga.; five grandchildren, Shana R. (Rick)
Williams of Valrico, Sean P. (Julie) Rowe of Cocoa,
Gavin K (Becky) Rowe of Bushnell, Sheri M. (Steve)
Ingram ofAcworth, Ga., ;nd Lorna M. (Paul) Riley
of Monroe, Ga.; five great-grandchildren, Charles
W. Wigand III, Joshua R Riley, Cooper D. Ingram,
Ellie G. Ingram and Sarah E. Riley. She is also sur-
vived by two brothers and three sisters, Howard
(Betty) Armstrong of Jacksonville, Richard (Nita)
Armstrong of Mountain City, Tenn., Edna Hodges of
Hilliard, Florine Williams of Satsuma and Joyce
(Robert) Davis of Hilliard, as well as a number of
nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and
many wonderful friends.
Visitation was at her home in Callahan on April 22,
2008, with funeral services April 23,'2008, at Live
Oak Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Wolgamott
and the Rev. Ray Turner officiating. She was laid to
rest beside her husband in Live Oak Cemetery.
Callahan Funeral Home. Inc
Thomas W Tilman
Thomas W. Tilman, 89, known to many as TW.
Tilman building and roofing contractor, passed away
at home on April 22, 2008.
Born in Annapolis, Md., he was a longtime resi-
dent of Fernandina Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Tilman; three
daughters, Tomi Lynn Adams (Danny), Denise Lee
(Tyson) and Margie Parker (James); one son,
Thomas W Tilman Jr. (Gloria); six grandchildren
and three great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April
26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 54,
1th Street and Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach,
where he served as Post Commander for many years.
Kenneth Edward Joseph
"Eddie JQe" Ward
Kenneth Edward Joseph "Eddie Joe" Ward, 42, of
Jacksonville, died April 21, 2008, from injuries sus-
tained in an accident in Jacksonville.
He was predeceased by his father, Jessie Ward,
and brothers Jeffrey Cooper and Charles Finley.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Elilionis of
Jacksonville; mother and step-father, Mary Jane and
Lester Braden of Callahan; daughter, Jesse Katina
Lane Ward; sons, Kenneth Ryan Ward, Charles
Robert Ward and Charles Eduard Elilionis-Ward;
brothers, Tommy Cooper, Enos Ward and Johnny
Adams; numerous nieces, nephews and a great many
Visitation was held on Thursday, April 24,2008, in
the Chapel of Callahan Funeral of Home. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to the family.
Callahan Funeral Home. Inc
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which would primarily affect new
teachers if layoffs are required.
Teachers that lose their jobs would
be notified by the end of the school
Secondary school students will
start their day later this fall, Ruis
said, as part of the cost-cutting
measures. Teachers will not have
a planning hour during the school
day, but instead have it first thing
in the morning. They will then
teach six straight classes.
"That will allow us to utilize
every teacher for every period...
that's really about the only way we
could address it," Ruis said.
The district will still meet state
classroom size limits, which
require individual core classes to
have no more than four students
over the maximum and a school-
wide average is under the limit.
In addition to teachers, the
schools are expected to cut two
media center jobs, three guidance
counselors and 11 non-instruc-
tional and paraprofessional posi-
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tinue the hearing to a later date. He
said he hopes to find common
ground between his clients and
the church, as well as other area
churches that object to the bar.
"Are you comfortable with hav-
ing representatives from the com-
munity as well as the interested
parties there to help resolve this
issue?" Commissioner Barry
"Absolutely," Mullin said.
Holloway questioned the legit-
imacy of the appeal. "I guess the
problem I have is whenever we
have a controversial issue, we try
to find a loophole to get around
it," he said.
Mullin pointed out that "com-
mercial-intensive" districts are
exempted from the ordinance.
Although the location of the strip
mall is not zoned as such, its zon-
ing designation permits commer-
cial intensive uses.
Commissioner Jim B. Higgin-
botham was skeptical a compro-
mise can be reached. "How are
you going to find commonality with
a church to set up a liquor store or
a bar next door that they don't
want?" he asked.
However, the commission voted
to continue the hearing to May 5 at
5 p.m. and instructed Nassau
County Attorney David A Hallman
to meet with Mullin and the pastors
of objecting churches.
Truman Blankenship, pastor of
New Life Baptist Church, 464069.
SR 200,- said,hii-church, loated,.
COLBURN Continued from 1A
case, although he has not been
charged in connection with
Bowman, 35, is charged with
the sexual assault of a 56-year-old
woman at her Ocean Sound home;
police have revealed that Colborn
was sexually assaulted as well.
Hurley said Bowman is the only
person of interest detectives have
identified. He added that Colborn's
husband, Earl Colborn Jr., "was
never a suspect."
"He was immediately coopera-
tive in the investigation, he provid-
ed a complex range of information
that was both reasonable and veri-
fiable," he said.
Colborn found his wife injured
when he returned home from a
Farmer said administrative
budgets are being cut by 10 per-
cent. That means other adminis-
trative support staff, including
school bus drivers, custodial staff
and others, also could be cut.
"We want to preserve the
instructional programs as much
as we can," Ruis said.
Transportation is a major
expense, and fuel and personnel
are the two major costs. He said
the district is looking for ways to
streamline school bus routes.
Ruis did not anticipate signifi-
cant reductions in extracurricular
activities. Transport for inter-
scholastic activities is a relatively
minor expense, he said, and most
extracurricular activities are finan-
cially supported now by gate
receipts, booster clubs, individual
1,100 feet east of the site, objects to
the proposed sports bar. "Our con-
cern as far as our building is con-
cerned is projected growth," he
said. "If we were to grow in the
future, we could be prohibited from
using our own property to expand."
Gloria Beale, patient care team
assistant for Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida, which has
an office in Victoria's Place, said
Patient Care Administrator June
Lagrue felt a sports bar might
cause safety concerns for the med-
ical center, which is open 24 hours
"There's some concern about a
sports bar, with all the liveliness
and rowdiness that go with it,"
Beale said. She added that loud
music from a bar could disturb ter-
minally ill patients or grieving fam-
ilies. Beale also attends Harbor
Mullin noted the Red Zone was
moving forward based on the orig-
"As far as I know, they applied
for their permits many months ago
and had' actually started doing
(construction) work in the building
and then they were notified that
they had to stop what they were
doing," he said Wednesday.
The chuch did not have to file
a building permit when it opened
in the strip mall, Mullin noted.
"If they're just lining up
some chairs and a podium, there'd
be no need for a permit," Commis-
sioner Mike Boyle said Wednes-
day., ... .
". C'9 unguty.had no .records of.
contributors or fundraisers.
"Any reduction of those types of
programs will be minimal," Ruis
SThe school district has an $88
million annual operating budget.
It received $4,079 per student
under the state formula used
this year, but that will drop to
$3,965 per student next year under
the projected formula. The district
projects it will have about 100
more students enrolled than this
The schools' capital budget is
separate from the operating budg-
et, with different funding sources
and regulations. As a result, reno-
vations and additions such as those
planned at Hilliard and Callahan
schools will proceed.
a church being in there, so they
had no reason to say, 'You can't do
this' (to Ash Properties)," Mullin
said Wednesday. "The Growth
Management Department sent'
someone down to physically
inspect the site (after construction
began) and noticed the (church's)
"It's up to Mr. Mullin and Mr.
Hallman to find a legal glide path
to get this plane down," Fufidio
said Wednes-day. The final deci-
sion, however, rests with the com-
Boyle acknowledged that
the 'issue presents challenges.
'There has to be clean growth,
which bars and restaurants nor-
mally are. By clean, I mean they
don't pollute," he said Wednesday.
On the other hand, Boyle said
places of worship were vital in the
"We'll do what the law and our
consciences guide us to do," he
Commissioner Tom Branan did
not attend the hearing.
doctor's appointment that morning
- police were able to verify
Colborn's appointment and Hurley
said that fact "did help to clear him
Hurley said Hamilton, who is
leading the investigation, has kept
in touch with Earl Colborn Jr. to
let him know how the investigation
One year later, Hurley wants the
public to know his officers have
not stopped trying to find out what
happened to Ele Colborn.
"This case remains a priority,"
he said. "It's important that this
case be resolved and we're going to
be patient, methodical and contin-
ue to work with what's available to
Another bank to exit downtown
Secondary school students will start their
day later this fall. Teachers will not have a
planning hour during the school day.
WOOD Continued from 1A
of Architecture, said at the meet-
ing that federal Secretary of .the
Interior standards allow new mate-
rials for historic structures "in spe-
cific situations," as long as the mate-
rials replicate the building's original
Furthermore, Tilson added,
"The significance of this building
is in its form and its massing, and
not in the integrity of its details."
City Community Development
Director Marshall McCrary said
that although the department would
prefer to see wood on the house,
Jenkins' expert opinion was con-
vincing, and the case "came out like
it should have."
McCrary added that it is impor-
tant for residents to bring experts in
to give testimony, because "it gives
weight to what you're asking for."
"People do things to their hous-
es all the time that don't make
sense," said Jenkins at the meet-
ing. "If you feel that you really want
to preserve that old rotten piece of
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on July 11.
Atlantic Coast Federal Corp.
reported Tuesday that its first quar-
ter profit plunged from last year,
hurt by higher provision for loan
losses and higher non-interest
expense. Net income for the first
quarter was $24,000, down from
$785,000 in the first quarter of 2007.
Net interest income declined 16
percent, to $4.26 million from $5.06
million in the first quarter of 2007,
after the company increased loan
loss provisions because of the down-
turn in real estate values and an
increase in non-performing loans.
Atlantic Coast Bank is a federal-
ly chartered and insured stock sav-
ings association organized in 1939
as a credit union to serve the
employees of the Atlantic Coast Line
wood that's historical to the house
then I guess that's your choice. But
if you have the option of actually
upgrading your house ... and mak-
ing it meet hurricane codes, by all
means ... do it."
Railroad. The bank now has 14
branches serving southeastern
Georgia and Northeastern Florida.
Atlantic Coast Federal Corp.
completed its initial public stock
offering in October 2004.
Citizens State Bank opened in
1946, serving Kingsland and
Camden County, Ga. It opened a
branch in St. Marys, Ga., in 2006,
and its first Florida branch, the
office in downtown Fernandina
Beach, last year.
Citizens State Bank is a full serv-
ice community bank engaged in a
broad range of commercial bank-
ing activities. The bank offers safe
deposit box services, money trans-
fers, ATM services, 24-hour tele-
phone banking and other banking
"I don't think the historic value
(of the house) warrants the fact that
it's Hardieboard or cedar siding," he
added. "Iii my opinion, I don't think
it really matters."
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Another bank is leaving down-
town Fernandina Beach.
Atlantic Coast Federal Corp., a
holding company headquartered in
Waycross, Ga., announced Tuesday
that Atlantic Coast Bank will depart
Its deposits and building at 715
Centre St. will be purchased by
Citizens State Bank of Kingsland,
Ga., a subsidiary of South Banking
Co., Alma, Ga. The transfer includes
about $11 million in deposits, $5
million in net loans and other assets
Citizens State Bank now 'oper-
ates at 402 Centre St., and will be the
only bank remaining downtown
after about mid-summer.
Bank of America has announced
that it will close its downtown office
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FRIiDA. AiRi 25, 2008 NEWS News-Leader
Ray McBerry of
McDonnough, Ga., will be the
featured speaker at Jones
Cemetery in Callahan on April
S26 at 10 a.m. The service will
honor all Confederate veterans
and their wives known to be
buried in Nassau County. Please
bring lawn chairs.
McBerry was a contender
for the governorship of Georgia
in the race against Sonny
Perdue in 2006 and is the
founder of Dixie Broadcasting
Radio. His topic will be, "Why
Should We Observe
Confederate Memorial Day?"
Uniformed Confederate sol-
diers ard ladies in period dress
will pay homage to those who
served the South during the
"War for Southern Indepen-
dence." For information call 571-
1177 or 277-9628.
Rescuing Animals In Nassau,
RAIN, Humane Society, SCPA,
will hold a fundraising Spaghetti
Supper and silent auction on
April 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at
the Callahan Bingo Hall.
The meal will include home-
made spaghetti with choice of
sauces including vegetarian,
salad, bread, drink and dessert.
The cost is $10 or for $12 you
can pick up your supper in
Fernandina at Best Friends
Cards, Gifts & Party, next tp
Publix, at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are available at Best
Friends in Fernandina through
Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
All proceeds will benefit
RAIN's capital campaign to pur-
-chase property in Callahan for
its low cost spay/neuter clinic.
't'ElderSource, the Area
Agetcy on Aging and Aging
Resource Center for Northeast
Florida, will hold a public hear-
ing April 28 from 1-3 p.m. to get
community input regarding
needed services and programs
for the county's elderly.
The hearing will be held at
the Allied Veterans of the World
Hall, 542830 US 1, Callahan. An
Elder Helpline staff person will
also be available to provide
information and referral and to
help individuals apply for bene-
fits. For more information or
special assistance contact
ElderSource at (90-4) 391-6600.
The Rosetta Crane Order
#195 of the Eastern Star of
Callahan will sponsor a Com-
nunity Health Fair from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. May 3 at the Greater
Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist
Church in the Robert Deerfield
Educational Building. There'll
be blood pressure screenings
and blood sugar screenings and
health and wellness information
and fun for the children.
The West Nassau Historical
Society has begun preparations
to host the third annual Railroad
Days Festival scheduled for
May 30 and 31 in Callahan.
Major events will be located in
and around the historic
Callahan Depot. For information
contact Chairman John
Hendricks at 879-6651 or e-mail
The West Nassau Historical
Society meets the fourth
Thursday of each month at 7
p.m. at the Depot. For informa-
tion contact the West Nassau
Historical Society at 879-3406 or
Micah's Place offers support
groups for victims'and survivors
of domestic violence every .
Monday at 7 p.m. Call 879-6270
for the location and information.
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) 8454999.
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LIL SPINKS TCre____den
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Hilliard Action Committee
members are extremely pleased
with the outcome of the Annual
Hilliard Cleanulp on Saturday.
About 235 volunteers the largest
contingent ever took part in
sprucing up the town, using the
new Hilliard Town Hall as its head-
quarters for the first time.
The Annual Hilliard Cleanup is
co-sponsored by Keep Nassau
Beautiful and the Hilliard Action
Committee, on behalf of the town
'"We're tickled with the turnout.
It looks like it's bigger and better
than ever and it just shows the
community spirit that we have in
the town of Hilliard," said Mayor
David Buchanan during the
cookout following the cleanup.
In the past the numbers have
ranged from a low of 147 in
2005 to the previous high of 210 in
During the final cleanup plan-
ning meeting on April 14, commit-
tee members learned that the cam-
ouflage "I Love Hilliard" T-shirts
for volunteers were in short supply
and immediately placed another
order, which the town should
receive in May.
The committee knew the T-
shirts would be popular and that if
participation was as good as hoped,
they would run out. It also ran out
of doughnuts, but apparently any-
one interested in eating them had
already done so.
Of the eight "Mystery Bottles"
hidden in strategic places through-
out the cleanup area, only four
were discovered: two bottles
redeemable for VyStar Credit
Union savings bonds and two good
for $50 each.
A mystery remains concerning
what happened to the other four
bottles: one VyStar Credit Union
savings bond bottle and three good
for $50. The committee person who
hid the bottles said he went back to
all eight hiding places but the bot-
tles were gone. Officials believe
they were either discarded along
with other bottles or they were
found and taken. Fortunately the
committee, fearing this could hap-
pen, made the bottles
"redeemable" for the cash or bonds
instead of filling them with the actu-
The two savings bonds bottles
were found by Garret Clayton and
Lydia Arflin. Finding the two bot-
tles good for $50 were Grant
PHOTOS BY IlL SPINKS/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
Tires, tires and more tires end up in an overflow of the tire Dumpster, above, during the
Annual Hilliard Cleanup on Saturday. Below left, Grant Cochrane, front left, found one of the >
"Mystery Bottles"' redeemable for $50 as his family cleaned up along Ingham Road. Town of
Hilliard mascot "Hilliard Hairy" made his first public appearance in years when he showed up
at the sign-in for the cleanup, below right.
Cochrane and Traci Ross.
The whole day was a success
and felt more like a town party,
aided.by the town mascot, "Hilliard
Hairy," who made his first public
appearance in years as participants
signed -p. "Hilliard Hairy" became
the town's mascot when Ray
Mager was mayor and hadn't been
The Hilliard Volunteer Fire
Department provided a cookout
as a reward for participants and
the Chick-Fil-A cow delivered sand-
wiches and played with the young-
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previous location, and enabled sev- Committee members were also
eral pick-up trucks to unload their pleased with the generosity of local
loads of yard debris and house- businesses and individuals, noting
hold trash at one time. And during at least 127 donations of money,
the cookout there was much more goods and services to sponsor the
' room for several picnic tables and "Mystery Bottles," the cookout and
a bigger area for the children to door prizes.
After signing in Saturday morning, people enjoyed doughnuts
and orange juice or coffee before heading out to their cleanup
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Music in the Parks Festival.
Yulee band earns top honors
HEATHER A. PERRY
The Yulee Middle School
Symphonic/Concert Band earned
the highest award in Orlando on
April 11 at the "Music in the Park"
Forty-four students from Yulee
Middle School raised $225 each
through band fundraisers to attend
the two day, one night trip to
Orlando. The students spent
Friday and Saturday at Universal
Music in the Parks festivals pro-
vide schools with an opportunity to
perform, receive comments from a
qualified adjudicator as well as rat-
ings and awards, and enjoy a
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GOP run for public defender
JACKSONVILLE- Malt Shirk
is the first Republican candidate for
public defender in the Fourth
Judicial Circuit, which includes
Duval, Clay and Nassau counties.
"We're very excited to kick this
campaign into high gear," said
Shirk in a press release. "Since I
first got into the race, people in
the Fourth Circuit have been
enlisting to help us campaign,
I'm getting a great amount of
support here in Jacksonville and
the whole circuit and I look for-
ward to winning this election and
becoming the first Republican to
ever hold the office of Public
Since the office was first creat-
ed, it has been held by three indi-
viduals, including the incumbent,
"The current incumbent was
hand-chosen by his predecessor
who held the office for more than
25 years and had been his boss.
No Republican has ever run for
public defender in the Fourth
Judicial Circuit," Shirk said.
"It's time to get 8bme new
blood in the
ued Shirk. "For
too many years,
it has operated
Shirk trol of essential-
ly one adminis-
have changed, technology has
drastically improved and priorities
need to keep pace. It is my goal to
win this election, focus on the effi-
ciency and effectiveness of how
this office is run and ultimately
serve the constituency and Circuit
to the best of my ability."
Presently a sole practitioner in
Jacksonville with a concentration
in criminal law, Shirk has main-
tained his own law practice since
November 2006. Throughout his
legal career, he has tried more
than 60 criminal trials ranging
from misdemeanors to first-degree
Prior to opening his own law
practice, Shirk spent nearly two
years in the Jacksonville law firm
of Tassone & Eler. He is a 1999
graduate of Florida Coastal School
of Law and subsequently served as
assistant public defender in the
Fourth Judicial Circuit Public
Shirk has volunteered at
numerous Special Olympics events
and regularly assisted homeless
people by spending time at the
I.M. Sulzbacher Center, a local
operation that provides meals to
those less fortunate. He hlas also
actively mentored juvenile defen-
dants being charged as adults in
the Duval County Jail.
He graduated from Western
Illinois University in 1997 with a
double major in law enforcement
administration and political sci-
ence. He has been a resident of
Jacksonville since 1997.
In 2004, he married Michelle
Burney, stepdaughter of John
Gordon, former Undersheriff for
Duval County. They have a young
son, Pierce, and are active mem-
bers of First Baptist Church.
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She loves 'her' babies
HEATHER A. PERRY
Dian Ehret is a favorite at La
As lead teacher of infants,
Ehret is "devoted to 'her' infants,"
says academy director Marianne
"She cares for them as if they
were her own."
Ehret has earned the National
Child Development Associate cre-
dential through extensive study,
testing and actual work experi-
"Dian is an invaluable mem-
ber of our team," said Trossbach.
"She has mentored many of our
The single mother of adult chil-
dren Becky, Jason and Dale,
opens the -academy each morn-
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ting things ready for lunch before
beginning her day in the infant
Ehret particularly enjoys the
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"We tend to get very attached
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when one of them leaves us for Ehret replied, "None of our es."
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breaking." has her own way of loving and babies at La Petite, Ehret enjoys
When asked what had been nurturing her child and we try gardening, going to the beach,
camping out, drawing and taking
pictures of her "five beautiful
grandchildren," Lizzie, Gracie,
Jaycee, Savannah and Ridge.
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In thrall to Samson, a gentle giant
H is name is Samson. He's an odd combina- same thing: Sweet disposi- that was near death. A few weeks later, I brought
tion of silver, splotched with a bluish-black tion, extremely loyal, protec- the feisty Ping home to help her get over her grief.
pattern and a blaze of white on his broad live, great with kids. And No way was I going to go through that again. I
chest. Like a drunk artist with an airbrush every time I think, gee, I resolved to find Ping. As a last resort, I went to the
had a go at him. I believe the color is officially called think I'll run out and buy a Nassau Humane Society's animal shelter at the air-
blue marble. Which means, "Uh-oh. The paint Great Dane today, I'm port here thinking maybe someone found Ping and
sprayer jammed." reminded of those words, turned him in. Nope.
He's about the size of a high school football play- And then I think: I wonder Dejected, I was about to go home when I
er. He weighs about 150 pounds and when he stands how much poop a 50-pound spotted the biggest, oddest looking dog I've ever
on his rear legs, he can put his front paws on my sack of dog food generates? seen. The young attendant took him off his leash
shoulders and look me in the eyes. I'm six-three in How much flooring will be and he came right to me. Minutes later, I was inside
my bare feet. ruined if something that big filling out papers while the Great Dane formerly
I've always been a soft touch for big, sloppy dogs. Joe Palmer pees in the house? Do we known as Capone lay sprawled beside me like
Especially those that gaze at you with liquid eyes *** really need a Great Dane? he'd just been waiting for me to come by and
from the confines of an animal shelter. Charlie, our CUPOF And then Ping disap- pick him up.
other mutt-in-residence, was generally considered peared. Ping is my wife's Oh, yeah. Two days later Ping came home from
to be the whopper till Samson came home with me JOE Siamese cat. Ping is Lucifer in his holiday in the Catskills, or wherever cats disap-
one day. He looks tiny next to Samson. Practically a two-tone fur coat. We woke pear to periodically.
overnight, this beast of a dog a two-year-old, full- up the day after Halloween and discovered he was They say that people choose pets. Maybe so, but
blooded Great Dane bullied his way into my heart. gone. My wife was afraid he'd been catnapped by I think more often, pets choose their owners. I did-
It's impossible to say no to something that big when Halloween pranksters. I took the day off and looked n't pick Samson. He picked me. And I'm glad he did.
it wants to lick your face before you go to bed. for him. I don't know what life would be without this huge,
You're not going to win. You might as well submit. A grown man prowling a subdivision early in the slobbering, gas-passing gentle giant of a dog that
Besides, what's a little toilet bowl water between morning holding a cup of coffee and bellowing, won't let me out of his sight. Yeah, he drinks out of
friends, right? "Here, kitty, kitty" is not a pretty sight. When the the toilet and drools it all over the house and steals
My wife and I have talked for years about getting stores opened, I made signs and put them up. food off the counters and robs the cat's food bowl.
a Great Dane. We've admired them on the beach My wife was inconsolable. She just knew Ping But hey, who doesn't?
and riding in cars with their owners, heads poking was a goner. A few years ago, she broke my heart Joe Palmer of Fernandina Beach writes regularly
out windows, tongues lolling in the breeze. We when I came home one afternoon and caught her for the News-Leader E-,mail him at treysurf@com
know a few people who own Danes. They all say the crying and cradling another beloved Siamese cat cast.net.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Re: Sadler Road Perpall proposal $530,000 (March
As a taxpaying resident of Fernandina Beach I am
outraged that the city commission is considering wast-
ing tax money to prevent a legal tourist-related busi-
ness from opening on Sadler Road. This represents
nothing more than using tax money to appease special
interests, that of a few neighbors who oppose any
commercial interest in proximity to their sacred back
NIMBY-ism is a self-centered anti-capitalistic curse
that is too often cured at the expense of society in
general. To oppose a new hotel and then use taxpay-
er funds is a double insult to the residents of
Fernandina Beach. The proposal before the city com-
missioners to purchase the Sadler Road property
should be denied for these reasons:
1. The property is an isolated parcel with no sig-
nificant ecological benefit. Look at the Nassau County
GIS maps. St. Johns Water Management and the Corp
of Engineers is ready to permit the project because the
site represents minimal isolated wetlands.
2. The commission is breaching its fiduciary
responsibility pledged to the taxpaying citizens to
manage funds wisely and prudently when the bonds
were voted for.
3. The cost to the city and its residents is far
greater than the purchase price. Consider not just the
purchase price but the millions of dollars lost in sales
taxes, ad valorem taxes that would be paid by this
property-overthe.next Ob.gj ars, sInstead Win ,Vomg
producing,'this property woitu become a financial
burden on the taxpayers to be insured and managed
4. This policy of buying out businesses to avoid
a Burt Harris lawsuit should tell the commission that
they are acting irresponsibly to begin with. This sets
a bad precedent for future development anywhere
else inFernandina Beach.
5. Sadler Road was widened with taxpayer funds
in 2001 to spur tourist-related development near the
beach and create a hotel, motel and restaurant row.
Why else would it be four lanes?
6. The city of-Fernandina Beach already bur-
dens the taxpayers with hundred of acres of property
that it has no intent to develop or put on the tax rolls.
The taxpayers don't need or want any more.
7. Denying a legitimate hotel from development
exacts an indirect cost to every tourist-related business
on the island that would have benefited from the
guests that would have stayed there. Every restaurant,
gift shop and tourist service should be outraged that
the city of Fernandina Beach would spend tax dollars
to thwart tourism development.
Commissioners, please consider the long-term
vision before you make a short-term decision that
future taxpayers may all live to regret and pay for.
We hope that the visitors to Old Town who come
to the Plaza to enjoy views of the river and the sunset
did not receive the impression from a recent newspa-
per article that they will no longer be welcome ("Old.
Town residents: Bar traffic in park," April 18). On the
contrary, we are trying to prevent reckless drivers
from further degrading this historic site.
We hope that soon unobtrusive signs requesting no
driving on the Plaza and some short wooden bollards
placed in the right of way will help to safeguard this
unique area. We also hope that a small pleasant park-
ing area will soon be available for visitors who wish to
sit in their cars facing the river views. The open space
of the Plaza is a joy to residents and visitors alike and
should remain so.
Old Town Fernandina will have the bicentenary of
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its platting in 2011. A steering committee for the cel-
ebratory event will be organized soon. We invite your
input. We hope that this occasion will bring many vis-
itors to our area; in particular we would like to hear
#pom p.o- who grew up ip this unique and diverse
neighborhood. We would like to include their stories
on the Old Town website oldtownfernandina.org.
Please send your ideas to bicentenary@oldtownfer
Re: "It's not your mother's TV news," April 16.
I'm not sure what point Peggy Stanton was trying
to make in her recent column. Was she bothered by
the physical appearance of newsreaders on cable TV
these days? Was she angered by the relentless ads that
local law firms run on TV? Was her column an assault
on cable -networks? Or simply a flaccid defense of
tired, old media networks?
One can predict that anytime there is mention of
CBS and news, someone will utter the name "Ed
Murrow" with a veneration bordering on sainthood.
While Murrow was a radio pioneer and a staunch and
'dedicated voice of reason and courage in the McCarthy
era, the same defenders conveniently omit the fact
that most of Murrow's airtime on CBS TV was given
over to fluff shows such as "You Are There" (an arti-
ficial history drama) and "Person To Person," where
the fearless Murrow was often reduced to comments
on the decor of the homes of entertainment person-
alities. Finally, Ms. Stanton might be reminded that
Murrow was dumped from CBS when the network
opted instead to run shows like "Green Acres" and
"The Beverly Hillbillies;" so much for CBS' dedication
While it seems that cable does partially base staffing
decisions on appearance, why is this any different
than CBS' experiment with Cupcake Katie Couric,
whom they tried to convert from a morning show TV
host to a "serious" journalist?
Newsworthiness, one would concede, is always an
object.of disagreement. At least with cable TV news one
gets a largely steady diet of news items. Given the long
and steady decline of the ratings of network news
shows, the public seems to be voting on content by the
use of their remotes. The network news shows give us
their take on the news for about 10 minutes and they
are then off to a fluffy feature that, while it might be
entertainment, can't be recognized as news. With old
media news departments fronted by people such as
Dan "What's The Frequency Kenneth" Rather, who
was forced into retirement for making up stories, it is
possible Ms. Stanton, jusLpossible,.thaLxtiesaers have -
had enough of the nanny networks tel ng u what to
think and'would rather, instead, miTke'up their own
Perhaps they yell on Hannity and Colmes (you just
can't resist a shot at Fox, can you Ms. Stanton), but the
program at least showcases two people who repre-
sent different positions on the political spectrum. The
networks, on the other hand, are on record by survey
as being staffed and fronted by people overwhelmingly
representing one political position. Does this seem
healthy to you, Ms. Stanton, or even intellectually
Personally, I'd prefer to have varying points of view
represented, even by yelling, and then making up my
own mind as to what the facts are.
Finally, Ms. Stanton, if you can identify the TV
show featuring the "minimally dressed news anchor,"
please pass it along: I'd like to look into the show in the
flame of investigative journalism, of course.
Obscene trash along roadway
I request permission to express a contemptuous
rage at those few citizens who dispose of their unwant-
ed garbage along our streets and roadways. It may be
a bit inconvenient but the little tote bag from the gro-
cery store secured under the seat of your vehicle for
collection and disposal at a later time would be more
considerate and appropriate.
Hopefully, there are more that care than don't care.
From one who cares.
John W Ramsey
Beverly at Sears You're right, she's top-notch,
helpful professional; you can go to Jacksonville to look
for your TVs, refrigerators, stoves, etc., or try at other
local stores to find a sales person who has your best
interest in mind (go ahead and laugh now), or you can
go see Beverly and save time, money and come away
John Stack can speak to anyone and say what-
ever he wants to, he is a true believer in what's right,
and an advocate for Nassau County. How else would
the general public know that the county is getting
ready to waste more money? Keep talking John, and
thank you to (County Commission Chair Marianne)
Marshall for not kowtowing.
Special mention to Ron Sapp, Robert'Weintraub,
Peter Johnson, John Cover, J.L. Brown and AE Rich.
Crane Island it's all about the money, who
would want to live there anyway, there's enough planes
flying around the island, let alone living under a flight
The Truly Ugly:
County approves more traffic on A1A- come on
County approves new $2 million building ridicu-
lous, thoughtless, poorly planned.
County approves Marsh Lakes strip mall -
absurd, just look at Tuscany, look at the land on the
southeast corner of Amelia Island Parkway and A1A
County approves shopping center at Blackrock
and A1A enough said.
Thank you, A.E. Rich, for bringing back the word
"dunderhead." I can think of some others to call a few
county commissioners, but this letter wouldn't get
published if I did.
Behind the Eight Ball .
Jacques Clich6s, champing at the bit, returns with
a vengeance but is caught flatfooted beating around the
bush, has the wool pulled over his eyes and gets into
a pickle. Behind the eight ball with his back to the wall,
Jacques risks having his head handed to him on a sil-
ver platter. Fearless, he sticks to his guns and keeps
his powder dry. But he puts the cart before the horse
of a different color goes out on a limb, rolls the dice,
sticks his neck out and bites off more than he can chew.
Jacques, waiting for the other shoe to drop, will take
a back seat to no one. Although he is over the hill, but
not on a slippery slope, he won't.throw in the towel.
Instead, he goes gangbusters, takes the bull by the
horns and strikes while the iron is hot. He steps up to
the plate and swings for the fences, knowing that turn-
ing the tables on his foes will give them a taste of
their own medicine.
Jacques stays ahead of the curve, puts his foot
down, careful to protect his Achilles heel, fights tooth
and nail and reviews all options on the table with a fine-
tooth comb. When push comes to shove, he upsets the
applecart and pays the piper-for not raining on his
Safely out of the woods, Jacques lets his hair down,
throws caution to the wind, puts his money where his
mouth is, calls a spade a spade, strikes while the iron
is hot and hits below the belt.
Although the jury is still out, the bloom is off the
rose and all bets are off. When all is said and done, the
proof is in.the pudding. Jacques has been beating a
dead horse to get a monkey off his back.
t. edgar corsini
(Author of ooplets)
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Longtime Amelia Island Museum of History members Margery and Arthur Freas receive a bless-
ing from Spanish missionary Friar Antonio Garza (Gary Snyder) at History Alive! A Blast from
the Past, a fundraiser for the Amelia Island Museum of History held on April 16.
History certainly came Alive! on April 16 when
over 300 people gathered at The Palace Saloon and
along North Second Street.for a lively fundraiser, A
Blast from Our Past!, benefiting the Amelia Island
Museum of History. Guests interacted with the muse-
um's talented first-person presenters, who shared
their stories of life in old Fernandina while enjoying the
music of Chuck Hall and the Hickory Wind Quartet.
We are most appreciative to our many guests for
their support and are especially grateful to our per-
formers for making the evening such a special one:
Brenda Brubeck, Arva Butler, Don Davis, Tony
Ferreira, Bobbie Fost, Susie Kawecki, Allen and Sharon
Lennon, Bobbie Jo Morgan, Mary Pardue, Bill Scott,
Thea Seagraves, Gary Snyder, Dee Stalcup, Graham
Thomas, Paula Woodside and the Fernandina Beach
As with any successful event, there are many organ-
izations and people to thank: First Federal Savings
Bank and Prosperity Bank stepped upas our sponsors;
Barbara and George Sheffield again showed their
commitment to historic downtown by providing their
Palace Saloon; The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Karen's
Fabrics, Kof6 Haus, Intercoastal Wine Shop, Harris
Teeter, the Robillards at Top Stitch, the Island Art
Association, Little Women of Fernandina, the Senior
Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, the Museum Madams,
Pottery Barn, My Nassau Sun, News-Leader/Nassau
County Record, the city of Fernandina Beach, Caroline
Best, Jane Krebs, Marie Santry, Donna Demko, Pat
Haley, Georganna, Bill Raser, Steve Dube, Rose
Bennett, Steve and Penny Sansbury, Meaghen, Chaz,
Kimberly and Brad from Long Point Golf Club.
Special thanks and recognition go to the Leading
Ladies who, by sharing their unique talents, creative
ideas and boundless energy, ensured a memorable
time for all: Wilma Allen, Barbara Bookman, Barrie
Hooley, Anne Kelly, Mary Ruark, Leslie Smith and
The entire community benefits from this fundrais-
er since the proceeds are being used for the current
museum renovation. We invite everyone to come cel-
ebrate the grand reopening of Phase I of the historic
Nassau County Jail on Saturday, May 10 from 3-5 p.m.
at "Jailhouse Rocks."
Trish Dooley, Chair
History Alive! A Blast from Our Past
Amelia Island Museum of History
FRIDAY, APRIL 25,2008 / NEWS-LEADER
Little Josephine Juliet Cooper's the newest
Boy, have things changed. Having a baby is a two grandmothers, Nana and it, we were
very different proposition than it was 30 years ago Linda, and the expectant par- installed in a
when my babies came into the world. In those days ents arrived at the hospital tiny little hospi-
there was no ultrasound. What went on in the and signed in. Soon they tal room.
\womib stayed in the womb. As my youngest son were whisked off and the Grandmother
and his wife anticipated the birth of their first child, grandmothers waited. To our Linda, Nana
all kinds of pictures were taken and then sent via e- surprise the mother-to-be Anderson, the
mail. I added a framed ultrasound to my collection was sedated from the waist parents and
of family photos. There was concern about compli- down and completely alert | Josie. She tray- -
cations, so we all watched closely. when baby Josie arrived. eled in her own
In my day, it was all a mystery. When, what? You Father was in attendance tiny mobile
had to wait. complete with video camera. home. A small
Some things, of course, stay the same. It is still DickieAnderson The grandmothers waited SPECIAL basinet her
truly a miracle to hold a new baby. The tiny fingers, patiently outside the surgery Will, Mandi and Josie father called
toes and ears perfectly molded never cease to total- suite and were soon treated Cooper. "the tub" with
ly stun me. FROM THE with the arrival of the new all kinds of
This Nana went up to help with the newest threesome. All looked pretty drawers full of supplies. The baby stayed as long as
grand to arrive in the family Josephine Juliet PORCH darn good to us. Baby Josie everyone was comfortable. We passed her around
Cooper. She arrived by C-section April 17 in a large was whisked into the nurs- ooohing and ahhhing. She slept mostly, but did the
state-of-the art hospital in Winston Salem, N.C. The ery for her check-up and first bath.' Before we knew arm waving underwater aerobics that new babies
girl in town
seem to do. Still dreaming about swimming in the
When my turn came to hold and cuddle, I was
surprised to find a pretty good-sized square plastic
box firmly attached to her tiny ankle. It is part of a
security system to protect new babies. If someone
tries to take a baby, there are triggers that set off
alarms and freeze the elevators. Over the next few
days mother and daughter passed all the tests. An
official hospital lady came in with her birth certifi-
cate complete with her new Social Security number.
On the day she got to go home, our little
princess was very patient with all our fussing and
seemed pleased to finally be out in the daylight
with her delighted mother and father. She is now
home with her two dogs and cats and a house very
ready for its new baby.
Dickie Anderson is a local writer Check out her
Lowana Holland of
Kingsland, Ga., and John
(Bennie) McClellan of
Fernandina Beach will be mar-
.ried at 3 p.m. May 4 at
Blackrock Baptist Church.
E Nicholas Michael
Tiliakos of Fernandina Beach
received a bachelor of science
degree in the
Dec. 15, 2007.
the son of
John and Michelle Tiliakos,
was a finalist for the American
Institute of Certified Public
Accounting JU Trustees
P Heather Brown and
i'jainges'Dow of Yulee: announce
the birth of a daughter,
Kyleigh Elizabeth, born at 8:31
a.m. March 13, 2008, at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. The
baby weighed 7 pounds 12
ounces and measured 20.1/2
inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Wendy and Jeremy Bell of
Kingsland, Ga. Maternal
grandmother is Linda Dow of
Fernandina Beach. Great-
grandparents are Patricia and
Larry Hamby of Yulee.
Blackrock Baptist welcomes a new minister of music
Blackrock Baptist Church
welcomed new staff member
Matt Gingery April 6 as their
first full-time minister of music.
Matt and his wife Terri have
been married 17 years and have
two sons, Matthew Abram (Abe)
and John Adam (Adam). Their
ages are 15 and 13. They are a
very active family in church,
school and sports and enjoy
doing things together.
This is what Matt had to say
about coming to Blackrock
Baptist Church: "My family and I
are excited about the calling into
full-time ministry and we're look-,
ing forward to joining our new
church family. I worked for UPS
21 years and led worship bi-voca-
tionally for the last 14 years. I
haven't had the desire for full-
time ministry for many years, but
it was not until I surrendered
totally to God's will that every-
thing fell into place and the door
"'Give thanks to the Lord, call
on His name; make known
among the nations what He has
done. Sing to Him, sing praise to
Him; tell of His wonderful acts.
Glory in His holy name; let the
hearts of those who seek the
Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord
and His strength; seek His face
always.' Psalm 105-104.
"God has heard my heart's
cry and I'm looking forward to
this wonderful opportunity to
serve and seek Him in all that I
do. I'm stepping out of the boat."
We welcome Matt and his
family to our family and are look-
ing forward to what God is going
to do through them.
Participants from First Baptist
Church, Callahan, traveled to
Tomala, Honduras, March 7-8 to
spend a week teaching Vacation
Bible School and holding revival
meetings. Approximately 20
asked Jesus to become their sav-
ior as a direct result of this
Here are some of the reports
from our team: "My most mean-
ingful experience was seeing a
lady saved in her home. It was
rewarding to see someone so
open and ready to receive the
Lord and to be a part of that!"
"Missionary George Johns
bers in min-
us by point-
ing out ways
Hilda that local
WILDAS touched by
hEAABOUTS our visit. I
would not have noticed these
due to the language barrier and
our ignorance of local culture."
"We visited a former pastor
who was a stroke victim. He
couldn't speak but the spirit of
God allowed us to communicate
in volumes." Ashley McDugald.
"It was amazing to see the
way people remembered the
efforts of my visit to this area
over ten years ago." Raymond
"It was exciting to see the
dedication of work and spiritual
growth. The people that we came
in contact with are very self sac-
rificing." Nodh Raulerson. .
Upcoming mission trips: April
26-May 3 to New Orleans, La.,
leaders Guy Purvis and Wally
Pittman; May 14-17 to United
Nations, New York City, (cleri-
cal/ministry support), team
leader Sandy Matthews; May 31-
June 7 to Omaha, Neb., (youth
camp for Native American
youth), team leader Craig Acuff,
July 2-14 Upward Camp/evangel-
ism), team leader Larry Show.
Let us pray for them!
"Stages of Grief." Many peo-
ple are surprised to find them-
selves angry when going
through a loss. Anger is an
extremely normal response to a
loss. People are often angry at
God, angry at the situation or
sometimes angry at the person
or thing that was lost. But the
real question is what do we do
about the anger? Some, knowing
that it is normal is enough. For
others, it is important to find a
healthy way to express it and let
it get out without harming them-
selves or others. Keeping it bot-
tled up inside allows it to build
up pressure, which will eventual-
ly explode. Telling your story,
talking to a trusted friend about
what makes you angry, one that
will not judge you or hold things
against you is ideal. First Peter
4:8 tells us that love covers a
multitude of sins. Having some-
one who can listen and let you
vent in a healthy way will help
you get through this stage of
grief d little quicker.
If you have additional ques-
tions, or need grief counseling
call us at 879-0483.
A Bible study just for police
officers (active and retired),
"The Peacekeepers," is taught by
Bro. Lynn Hyatt, Room A114,
Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. and
repeats on Sundays at 5 p.m.
Singles' ministry, "Financial
Peace," Room C202, singles wor-
ship Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
"Pastor's Ponderings" by
Senior Pastor of First Baptist
Church, the Rev. Jeff Overton:
"Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in
you? Show us your unfailing love,
0 Lord, and grant us your salva-
tion. Psalm 85:6
"There is great need for
revival in our land! It is almost
depressing.to look around and
see how far we have drifted from
the Lord. We see the violence-
around us. We see the worship of
materialism and fame. It seems
as if we have deserted our faith
for the things of this world. This
is not something new. This is
something we read about with
the children of Israel in the Old
Testament and the church in the
New Testament. In each of these
situations there is always a rem-
nant of people who long to return
to God and to honor Him with
their lives. God will take that
remnant and do a miraculous
work in them and through them
to bring glory to His name and
revival to His people. I feel we
need to be that remnant today.
"We need to pour our hearts
out in prayer to our Heavenly
Father in repentance and surren-
der. We need to pray as the-
psalmist did in the prayer in the
text at the top of the page.
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Please, God, revive us again. Let
us rejoice in you and your glory.
Let your love flow through us to
a lost and dying world that they
may come to know your salva-
"Church, there is a lost and
dying world around us and their
only hope is that God's people
will do what God has called them
to do. Let us pray for revival in
our own hearts.
"Carman had a song that had
a great chorus to it. It went like
this. 'Revive us, Oh Lord, Revive
Us, Oh Lord. And cleanse us
from our impurities and make us
holy. Hear our cries and revive
us Oh, Lord!' Will you make that
your prayer today that God may
start a revival in each of us that
will flow through his Church to
Seniors Celebration Day is
Saturday. For the next six weeks,
we at Amelia Baptist Church will
be participating in a journey to
understand God's love and
demonstrate God's love in such a
way that the community will glo-
rify God and receive His Love.
On Saturday, we are going to
demonstrate God's love in two
ways. We are partnering with the
Nassau County Council on Aging
for a "repair and support" activity
where we will go out in work
teams to selected local seniors'
residences to address some of
their home fix-up needs. The sec-
ond event will be a dinner at the
church, where we will dine and
fellowship with about 50 special
seniors from our community.
From this meeting, we hope
to be able to identify some of
their personal needs and come
alongside them for an ongoing
support relationship. The empha-
sis for both of these events is to
actually bring the love of Christ
to others through our actions
and to increase our Christian vis-
ibility in the community so that
they will glorify our Father in
Heaven! Pray and ask the Father
what He desires you to do
A trip to the ballgame! During
the third weekend in May, our
men's ensemble will sing the
National Anthem at a Suns' base-
ball game. The game will be
played at the Baseball Grounds
of Jacksonville. Contact Russ
Hughes at 491-1734.
A group of senior adults from
First Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach, took a jaunt over the
Georgia line to enjoy lunch at
"Ma B's" recently.
Minister of Music, the Rev.
Mike Reed, bribed a group of
men at First Baptist to sing a spe-
cial song at the morning worship
service again recently. They only
get to have a short practice
before singing. They have
received great applause both
times. They also get to leave the
choir loft and go downstairs to sit
with their lovely wives for
Brother Overton's great mes-
sage. Vicki Williams' great piano
music adds much to their
The Hazel Allen Circle of
First Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach, met for their April 8
monthly meeting and covered
dish luncheon at the chui-ch.
Twelve faithful members attend-
ed. Lagene Allan leads.
April 6-8 was revival time at
First Baptist Church, downtown
Fernandina Beach, with Jamey
Ragle and his own style of humor
and messages that stirred the
hearts. Josh Ryals was special
music guest and everyone
enjoyed his beautiful saxophone
music. He and his lovely wife are
settled in Thomaston, Ga., where
Josh is a music and youth minis-
ter. Keep up the good work,
Josh. We, your hometown, are
very proud of you! We're always
glad to see you two. Trey does
good \yith his music, also. I know
your parents, Suzanne and Jack
Bass, are very proud of you all! A
number of other relatives also.
May the Lord keep on bless-
ing you two in his service. Send
-me-some news from the church
We are all asked to pray for
Leslie and Brenda Shaw. He has
been given six months to live,
according to his doctors, but we
know that life and death are in
the hands off God. Leslie and
Brenda are great spiritual giants
in my eyes and for the kingdom
of God. For over 30 years, they
gave their lives to serve Christ in
Honduras. Blessings to you all
from Brother David Drake, direc-
tor of missions of the Northeast
Florida Baptist Association,
Two important summer dates
for the youth at Yulee Baptist
Church. Julie Peterson, minister
of youth, shared them in their
mail-out church newsletter.
Youth camp is June 22-26 at
Stetson University in Deland.
Cost is $285. A deposit of $50 is
due by May 1. We are going to
Student Life Camp again this
year. Visit www.studentlife.com.
Youth mission trip, Our World
Changer's Trip, will be June 19-
26 in Anniston, Ala. The cost
again this year is $280. Anyone
interested in investing financially
into the life of a teenager, contact
Julie and, as always, please pray
for our student ministry.
Don't forget! Community Hos-
pice of Northeast Florida will be
presenting their ministry to our
Association May 29. This meet-
ing will be at our association's
office in Yulee from 10 a.m. to
noon with a light lunch provided.
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Wheelchairs, stuntmen and being
Into the air my brother flew and for a younger brother As my brother and his chair contin-
few seconds time seemed to stand Scott, born with ued to fly through the air, I knew I was
still as I realized what was about to cerebral palsy, over going to be hurting as much as he was
happen. His wheelchair, now a foot the jump many times before it was all over with. CrAsh, thud,
or so off the ground, was leaning for- before and that it scrape, ow, went my brother as his face
ward and getting ready to crash. really was something and chair finally made impact and slid
As hard as I tried to straighten things worth seeing, across the sidewalk. I know, it sounds
out, it was just too late. If I had known Now before you terrible, and if you were to ask him I'm
that pushing him over the dirt jump judge me too quick- sure he would agree.
would end like this, I would have thought ly, let me assure you Frantically I tried to get him up as
twice before I did it. Rob that my brother was Greg, who was now in a state of absolute
It all began when I set out to impress Goyette just as interested in shock, came running to our help.
our neighbor Greg, who was taking care y impressing Greg as I Thankfully, apart from a few scratches -
of us that day. Though he was several was. With a little and being a little shaken up, my brother
years older than I; somehow I thought PULPIT coaxing and reassur- was OK- though I must tell you, he's
he might become my friend if I did some- NOTES ance that we would never let me forget it.
thing to really impress him. This, howev- go over the jump the It never ceases to amaze me that
er, was not at all what I had in mind. I same way we always had, Scott had given when we set out to impress other people
had assured Greg that I had taken my his full consent to the demonstration, because of our own pride and insecuri-
in the will of God
ties, someone else always ends up get-
ting hurt. Like King David in 2
Sam.24:10-15, 70,000 souls died because
of his need to feel important by number-
ing the people.
I don't know about you, but I see this
same kind of thing happening today. Our
culture tells us that in order to be valued
we have to do something that will
impress others. I mean, think about it.
Who wants to associate themselves with
someone or something that on the out-
side doesn't seem that successful?
Strangely enough, I've found that God
usually thinks just the opposite. As a mat-
ter of fact, the very things that impress
men are often the very things that turn
God away. Like King David, though there
was nothing wrong with knowing how
many people were in his kingdom, his
motive for knowing wasn't right. You see,
at that point in his life, it wasn't about
God's kingdom anymore but about his
Like me that day with my brother
Scott, if I had been more secure in who I
was in the eyes of God, and less needy of
the praises of other people, I could have
spared him and myself a lot of trouble.
Oh yeah, you bet, I got in a lot of trouble.
As I close out this childhood memory,
it's my prayer that God would grant each
one of us the success of being in the cen-
ter of His will, even if that doesn't
impress other people.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living
Waters World Outreach Center E-mail
him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifeline food bank
A food bank sponsored by
Lifeline Ministries, 1438 E. Oak
St., Suite A., Fernandina Beach, is
open from 10:30 a.m. to noon on
Tuesdays and Thursdays. For
more information call the church
office at 491-5401.
Grace Community Church's.
Mythbuster series might be fin-
ished, but the message isn't. The
seven-week series exploring com-
mon myths about Christianity and
faith is now available online.
Listen to a podcast of Pastor Jerry
Klemm on iTunes or visit the
Grace Community Church web-
site at www.gracenassau.com and
click on the podcast icon.
The community is invited to a
continental Prayer Breakfast at 8
a.m. on April 26 in the County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy Road
in Yulee. This will be a time of
refreshing and prayer over our
community, our leaders and our
lives. Call 261-9072 if you plan to
attend. This is a ministry of
Impact Your World Church and
Pastor Kalvin Russell Thompson.
The Diocesan Center for
Family Life is holding a Mother/
Daughter Fertility Appreciation
and Chastity Program (13- to 16-
year-old girls) on April 27 from 2-
5:30 p.m. at Bryan Auditorium,
Seton Hall, St. Vincent's Medical
Center, 1851 King St., Jackson-
ville. Cost is $20 per family.,
Reservations required by today.
The goal of this program is to
provide a comfortable framework
for further communication
between parents and daughters.
For program details or to register,
visit www.dcfl.org or call Lorraine
at the Diocesan Center for Family
Life at (904) 308-7474.
National Day of Prayer
Nassau County will mark the
57th annual National Day of
Prayer May 1 with a free continen-
tal prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. at
the Martin Luther King Center at
the corner of Elm and 12th
streets. All are welcome.
Old Kings Road Baptist
church, 7134 Old Kings Road,
Jacksonville, will host its monthly
gospel sing on May 2 at 7:30 p.m.,
featuring the bluegrass gospel
group Woods-and-Bridges. For
directions or more information,
call (904) 3054309.
Vacation Bible school
First Baptist Church will host
"Outrigger Island Living God's
Unshakeable Truth" Vacation
Bible School in June.
The evening session is June
15-20 from 6-8:45 p.m. for ages
kindergarten through fifth grade,
youth and adults. The morning
session is June 16-20 from 9 a.m.-
noon for ages 3 through fifth
grade. Both sessions meet for a
family night at 6 p.m. June 20.
Pre-register by calling the
church office at 261-3617 or visit
www.fbfirst.net and click on the
VBS logo. Vacation Bible School
is free and open to everyone.
The Salvation Army Hope
House at 410 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach, offers a spiri-
tually uplifting Christian service
every Tuesday starting at 11:30
a.m., with a meal provided imme-
diately following. There are spe-
cial speakers weekly and every-
one is invited. For more
information call 321-0435.
Young adult worship
Grace Community Church
hosts young-adult, small-group
worship service Tuesdays at 7
p.m. The group welcomes young
adults, ages 20-30, for faith and fel-
lowship regardless of their church
affiliation. For more information
and the meeting location, call 491-
0363 or visit www.gracenassau.
SHRIMP FESTIVAL EVENTS
Memorial United Methodist Church will host
the Annual Shrimpfest Spaghetti Dinner on
Thursday, May 1, from 4:30-7 p.m. in Maxwell Hall.
The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Take-
out is available.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church will serve a full
Shrimp Festival Southern breakfast on May 3 from
7-10:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall at Ninth treet and
Atlantic Avenue. .'
The buffet will include scrambled eggs,.
sausage gravy and biscuits, fresh fruit, pancakes,
sausage links, coffee and juice. The cost is $6 per
person and is eat in or take out. Everyone is wel-.
For information or to place take-out orders, call
the church office at 261-4293.
Members of Amelia Baptist Church work on a home in Matewan, W.Va., during a mission trip '
last June. The church is repeating the trip this year along with First Presbyterian.
Churches partner for mission trip
Last June, 17 adults from Amelia Baptist Church and the senior center.
went to Matewan, W.Va., a remote town in a tiny val- At dusk, the workers gathered at an outdoor pavil
ley. The town and surrounding area have been left ion surrounded by mountains for a community wor-
poverty stricken by floods and the decline in the coal ship service.
mining industry, .iii ,1 .; .1 .I. ,,.Allegiancej a youth choir sponsorediby-AmLelia
.A caravan loaded withisupplies of paint, iumbor,r-; Baptist, arrivdd for the weekend. Tbhyrblesse*dthe
clothing and donations from people throughout the children of the housing projects by holding back-
Fernandina area made its way to the Appalachian yard Bible clubs. During the evening, the teens were
Mountains. Their mission was to share God's love an integral part of the worship service, performing
with this small community. skits and singing.
For one busy week, the group repaired homes, The group is again returning to Matewan with a
replaced walls, ceilings and a window for a home- desire to continue this work. This year, First
bound woman. They then built a wheelchair ramp for Presbyterian Church is partnering with Amelia
another elderly woman, made repairs and replaced a Baptist to return in June. This partnership will allow
bathroom in the senior center and set up a clothes them to accomplish more projects and reach more
closet with more than 1,000 articles of clothing. The people and churches.
group restocked the food pantry so seniors were If you would like to help with a tax-deductible
able to have hot meals delivered. Other work includ- contribution, contact Lisa Robertson atAmelia Baptist
ed a bedroom makeover for a teenage girl, cleaning at 261-9527, or Emily Kunzelmann at First
an elderly couple's house, painting a church basement Presbyterian at 261-3837.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Where the Bible is the Authority Christ
is the head of the church, arnd the
members are simply Christian.
Meets atdthe YMCA 10:00 aIn.-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 6pmr
Worship & Lord's Supper at 7 pm,
Fellowship 7:45 to 8:15
Come for one or all
Optional Healing Prayer
offered following Worship
Sunday Service 9:30 a.m.
96074 Chester Rd., Yulee
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.j Pastor: Pat Ennis
Sunday School 9:45
Morning Worship 11:00
Evening Worship 6:00
Wednesday Night Worship 7:00
2712 South 14 Street
' Baptist Church
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
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 --7
PRESENTLY MEETING AT
719 SOUTH 9'" STREET
SUNDAY 10:00 AM
FULL GOSPEL / INTERDENOMINATIONAL
EDWARD M. COOP, PASTOR
WEAREA 501 (C)(3) TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION
= SjF PRESBYTERIAN
9 N. 6th St. 261-3837
Worship Services 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Come Worship God In One of
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Just off Centre St. Dr. L. Holton Siegling, J Pastor
River of Praise
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Pastor: Larry Osburn
83410 St. Mark Drive
Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday School------------------------------- 9:30 am
Sunday Morning Worship----------10:30 am
Sunday Evening Worship----------6:30 pm
Wednesday Evening Worship---------~-.7:30 pm
Spirt Filled Music and Preaching
AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
qAn Interdenominational Community Church
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
.1 diverse congregation unitedby ourfaith in Jesus Christ
+ l}hy Wfinity y
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A 1928 Prayer Book-Parish
The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
Come Grow With Us
NEW ZION MISSIONARY
10 South 10"' Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Rev. Jeremiah Robinson, Jr. Pastor
SUNDAY SCHOOL .....................9430 AM
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP ......... 11:00 AM
WEDNESDAY YOUTH MINISTRY ........5:30 PM
WEDNESDAY PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY .7:00 PM
Amelia Island Plantation
Outside the Main Gate
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
Please Join Us for
at 10:00 a.m.
While We Build,
Worshiping in Burgess 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 10:30ani
Bible Sludy 9am
Nursery provided tor aill 'services
Small group studies-Adulls 6pin
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pmi
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina Beh,
For More Information Call: 261-9527
Expanding the Kingdom
FIRST BAPTIST CHURC]
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
Rev. Brian Eburnt Pastor
Saturday.Vigil Mass: 4pm & 5:30pm
Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses: 8:00 & 10:00am & 12 Noon
Daily Mass: 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri.
Holy Day Masses: Vigil 6:00pm: 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
Innovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Gathering for worship 10:45am
at Yulee Elem. School
Cafetorium, 86063 Felmore Road & A1A
Small group bible study Sunday mom. @ 9:30am
Team Kid Sunday night @ 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
Connec'ang with Chist..Connecti'g soth People.
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FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Sunday School ......... . .9:45A.M.
Worship Service ........... O:S5A.M.
Discipleship Training ........... .6:OOP.M.
Evening Worship .............. 7:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper ... .6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ...... .7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road (across'from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Youth, Nursery &
4v Children's Ministries
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Rob & Christie Goyette 321 -2117
senior Pastors OnlA 1A I mile west of Amelia Island
7 &Visitofrs Amayes Weoao'
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
www.LivingWatersOutreach.org i -o
60 Cnentr Steet261576
B I 'i *Ps
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles
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HOME AND GARDEN BRIEFS
Boatright Farm is introducing
several new products at the
Fernandina Farmers Market
April 26 using their own Vidalia
onions and tomatoes: Game &
Wild Marinate Sauce, Vidalia
Onion Relish, Green Tomato
Relish and a Honey Mustard
Dressing and Ranch Dressing.
Additionally, they will have a Slow
Burn Peach Sauce that is perfect
for your next steak.
Boatright Farm, a third-gener-
ation Georgia farm, grows a full
range of produce including
squash, cucumbers, greens, pota-
toes and several varieties of
The Fernandina Farmers
Market, open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is located
downtown at Seventh and Centre
streets. For more information call
491-4872 or visit www.fernandina
The Council on Aging will
present a Spring Into Spring
Plant Sale and workshops on
April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The
Farm is intro-
sauces, at the
workshops will include: Right,
Plant, Right Place with. Becky
Jordi; Dried Flower Workshop
with Cynthia Newton; Butterfly
Gardening with Ginny Grupe;
Growing Citrus Trees with Kay
McAllister; Cooking Every Day
with Herbs with Lisa Freeman;
and Planting Native Trees with
James Loper. There will be a
selection of plants for sale, as well
as books on gardening subjects.
The Adult Day Healthcare will be
selling popcorn, baked goods and
For more information about
the event, contact Susan Parry at
261-0701, ext. 117, or Frances
Bartelt at 261-0701, ext. 102.
On May 5, Becky Jordi,
Nassau County Horticulture
Extension agent, and her Master
Gardener volunteers will conduct
a Plant Clinic from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
at the Yulee Extension Office
(AlA and Pages Dairy Road). All
county residents are invited to
bring plant samples showing
problems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified and
solutions offered for correction.
For information call 548-1116.
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The Hoyt House, above, is among seven local inns participating in the May 10 House and
Garden Tour by the Amelia Island Bed and Breakfast Association. For more information,
For the News-Leader
From flowers to pumpki
"secret" cookie recipes, the
Amelia Island Bed and
Breakfast Association invite
the public to enjoy three ne
open-house walking tours ii
Beginning on Saturday,N
10, from 1-5 p.m., the seven
member inns will offer a Ho
and Garden Tour, giving gu
a unique view of some of Ar
Island's hidden gardens.
Scheduled the day before
Mother's Day, the House an
Garden Tour will showcase
properties' flowering garden
period architecture and unit
promise seasonal delights
decorating schemes. recipe? Let Fernandina's "pro"
Addison on Amelia, the bakers share a recipe and a
ns to Amelia Island Williams House, taste of their signature baked
the Ash Street Inn, Elizabeth goods. Then enjoy a walk
Pointe Lodge, Fairbanks House, through each inn's common
Is Florida House Inn and the Hoyt area while munching on a holi-
w House will participate in the day favorite.
n tours. Fairbanks House owner
In the fall, the inns will open Theresa Hamilton, formerly the
May again on Saturday, Oct. 11, from Holiday Tour coordinator, pro-
1-5 p.m. for a Fall Decorating posed three, smaller tours as a
house Tour. Draw inspiration for holi- way for guests to enjoy the inns
ests day table decorating. From fall- throughout the year.
melia themed table settings to pump- Tickets for the tours are
kins on the porches, you'll get $20/each or $45 for the series
an inside look at the best and are available at any of the
id autumn has to offer. seven inns and the Chamber of
the On Saturday, Nov. 22, from 1- Commerce Gateway Office.
ns, 5 p.m., enjoy a Holiday Cookie For more information, visit
que Tour. Looking for a new cookie www.ameliaislandinns.com.
Recycle electronics, waste on Saturday
For the News-Leader
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc., in
conjunction with the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection, is sponsoring a proj-
ect to collect, recycle, treat and
properly dispose of household haz-
ardous waste and electronics. The
event is Saturday from 9 a.m.-2
p.m. in the Home Depot parking'
lot in Yulee (A1A and Chester
Items acceptable for collection
include used oil, oil filters, gaso-
line, anti freeze, batteries, fertiliz-
ers, pesticides, insecticides, poi-
sons, computers, televisions,
aerosol cans, household cleaners,
fluorescent bulbs, pool chemicals,
paint thinners, paint and paint
products and photographic solu-
The following items will not be
accepted: Explosives such as
ammunition, dynamite, and blat-
ing caps: reactive siuca" ti' -
tallized ethers, picric acid and sodi-
um and phosphorus metals;
radioactive or infectious wastes;
and pressurized cylinders such as
propane or LP gas tanks and com-
Citizens need to identify and
be cautious of dangerous items,
which.include leaking containers,
which must be packed in a larger
container with an absorbent mate-
rial such as cat litter or oil
absorbent. Do not mix different
or unknown materials together.
Containers must be labeled (if you
i canndtidentifythd contents then-
label it unknown). Pack the con-
tainers in boxes with dividers.
For more information contact
Keep Nassau Beautiful at 261-0165
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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008
FERNANDINA BEACH, FL
Fernandina Beach Middle
School, in collaboration with
the Coalition for the Reduc-
tion/Elimination of Disparities
in Health, a community based
organization, will host a youth
rally with motivational speaker
Michael Walden at 12:30 p.m.
April 29 in the auditorium.
Walden is founder of
"Attitude is Everything!" and
speaks to more than 10,000 stu-
dents and 50,000 staff and par-
ents each year. CREED
believes there is a direct corre-
lation between those who drop
out of high school and lifestyle
choices and that students must
understand the significance of
making the right choices in
life. For more information call
the school at 321-5867.
Will you really be able to
see the occultation of the
Beehive star cluster on May
10? Do you wonder what else is
out in the universe? Are you
making the best use of your tel-
escope? These and many other
questions will be addressed as
a part of a local National
Astronomy Day celebration at
Florida Community College's
Kent Campus on May 10.
Tippy D'Auria, Barbara Harris,
M.D., and Mike Reynolds,
Ph.D., will host afternoon ses-
sions from 1-5 p.m. and again
in the evening beginning at 7
p.m. There will be a variety of
workshops and activities for
adults and children during the
afternoon along with an
tion. The events are free and
open to the public.
Budding and experienced
astronomers will have access
to telescopes for viewing
(weather permitting), both in
the afternoon (solar) and
evening, provided by the mem-
bers of the Northeast Florida
Astronomical Society. Experts
wilt show how to'make the-best:
use of telescopes and even
binoculars for star gazing. For
more information call (904)
The next ACT test adminis-
tration for college-hopeful high
school students is Saturday,
June 14. Students who wish to
take the exam must register
online or have their paper reg-
istrations postmarked by the
end of the day May 9. The late
registration postmark deadline
is May 23 (an additional $19 fee
is required for registration
after May 9).
,ACT offers an optional
Writing Test. Many colleges do
not require students to submit
a writing score, so students
should check the admission
requirements of the colleges
they are considering before
registering for the ACT. The
registration fee is $30 for the
traditional ACT exam or $44.50
for the ACT Plus Writing.
Registration packets are
available at high school guid-
ance offices, or register online
at www.actstudent.org. The
ACT website also features test-
taking tips, practice tests, an
online test prep program and a
searchable database to find out
if prospective colleges require
a writing score.
The Eight Flags Charter
Chapter of American Business
Women's Association is accept-
ing applications for its 2008-9
scholarships. Women begin-
ning or returning to college in
the fall are encouraged to
apply. To receive an application
or for more information, con-
tact Julie Brown, education
chair, at (904) 310-6124.
Miss Kate registration
Miss Kate's Pre K, located
at 1303 Jasmine St. in
Fernandina Beach, is taking
registrations for the 2008-9
school year. The morning ses-
sion, 8:15 a.m.-noon, is a VPK
program for children who will
be 4 years old by Sept. 1. An
Extended Day program is avail-
able from 11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.;
fee is $300/month. The PM
Playgroup, 1:30-3:30 p.m., is for
children who will be 3-1/2
years old by Sept. 1; tuition is
$225/month, maximum enroll-
ment is 12 children, with three
full-time teachers in the class-
room. To arrange an appoint-
ment or for more information,
contact Kate Hart at misskate-
email@example.com or 321-0049.
Children at the ECS Peck Head Start Center in Fernandina Beach enjoy the newly renovated playground, made possible by a
Peck Head Start playground gets $50,000 boost
On April 11 at 10 a.m. at the ECS Peck Head
Start Center in Fernandina Beach, Episcopal
Children's Services formally opened the newly
Through funds donated by a local support-
er of the Head Start program, ECS was able to
completely renovate the playground, adding
new equipment and landscaping. The total cost
of the renovations was nearly $50,000.
"Playgrounds are costly and an important
part of our early learning programs. Learning
through play and having tangible experiences
are necessary for a child's development," said
Connie Stophel, CEO of Episcopal Children's
Services, in a press release.
ECS has 41 years of experience providing
high quality care to children in Northeast
Florida. Founded in 1966 as an outreach mis-
sion of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida, ECS
has grown to become the largest non-profit
provider for early childhood education in the
In 1996 ECS was awarded the Head
Start contract by the federal government.
Head Start is a national program designed to
enhance children's social and cognitive
development through early educational expe-
Children enrolled in Head Start programs
receive many services to prepare them for
school, including quality early education, med-
ical, nutritional and other social services.
ECS operates 10 Head Start and two Early
Head Start Centers throughout the region, pro-
viding high quality education to more than 420
children each year. Centers operated by ECS
use a comprehensive integration of curricu-
lum, teacher training, assessment and family
involvement to support early learning and devel-
Children enrolled in ECS's Head Start pro-
grams show as much or more improvement
in school readiness indicators such as vocab-
ulary, early math, and letter recognition when
compared against their peers in other Head
Start programs across the nation.
For more information about Peck Head
Start, call 491-3638 or visit http//ecs4kids.org.
oSCON I CU I S
To celebrate Earth
Day on.Tuesday, Buck
and Bernadette Mercer
handed out red maple
seedlings to students at
Amelia Island Montessori
School. All month long
the Mercers have been
running a school
fundraiser, donating prof-
its from sales to parents
and staff from their
Shaklee product line back
to the school. "The trees
are a way for us to show
our thanks for the school
and children of our com-
munity," said Buck
Mercer. Left, the
Mercers spend time with
Miss Tissa's primary
Firefighters visit academy
Nassau County Fire Rescue Station 70-C was pleased to
enlighten nearly 150 students at Faith Christian Academy in
Fernandina Beach at their annual Career Day on April 18.
The students from kindergarten to grade eight were recep-
tive to presentations from Lt. Matt Graves, Eng. John Watson,
Eng. Brian Sloan, and firefighter Jeff Castle.,
The students also toured the apparatus and learned how all
the equipment on the fire engine and onboard the rescue is
used to save lives and protect property. The event was con-
ducted in an effort to promote the future workforce of fire and
emergency medical services.
Right, Sloan teaches children not to be scared in the rescue
vehicle. Above left, children and staff check out the fire
engine. Above right, students pose with Sparky the Fire Dog.
"We enjoy going into the schools and teaching children
about a career in the fire service," said Deputy Chief Roger
West. "This is exciting for us to explain to the children how we
perform when we respond to emergencies."
Sparky the Fire Dog added to the. entertainment. Sparky
loves children and wants them to remember some important
If you see smoke or fire in the home, stay low and crawl
to the closest exit to escape.
Never go back into the house even if your pet is still
If your clothes catch fire, Stop, Drop, and Roll, until the
flames are out.
Check your smoke alarms monthly and change the batter-
ies at least annually.
To schedule a fire safety presentation for your organization,
contact Fire Chief Chuck Cooper at 491-7525 or toll-free at
The Police Athletic League
Summer Camp will include field
trips while still teaching basic aca-
demic skills. Camp PAL will be
headquartered at the Peck Gym.
The one-time fee for the entire
summer (not including field trips)
is $50 for one child, $10 for the
second child per family, and $5 for
each additional child, including
breakfast and lunch.
Sign up by May 30 to receive a
$20 discount and official Camp
PAL T-shirt for your child. An ori-
entation meeting will be held at 6
p.m. May 30. Camp PAL runs June
Applications may be picked up
at the Fernandina Beach Police
Department, 1525 Lime St For
information call Annette Perry at
277-7344, ext. 226, or John Gilbert
at (904) 415-3679.
Registration has begun for the
Amelia Art Academy summer
camp, Isle of Art, including dance,
drama, music and art. Dates are
June 9-13 and June 23-27. Registra-
tion fee is $25 and camp is $100.
Studio Art and Kinderstudios
are teaming up to host "North
East Florida's Premier Summer
Arts" program. Each week will
offer visual arts, dance, theater
and set design and will conclude
with a theatrical performance
every Friday at 2:30 p.m. Ages 3-5
from noon-3 p.m. for $110 and
ages 6-14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for
$145. There is "aftercare" for the
working parent until 5:30 p.m. as
well as a teen program (details
TBA) at 528 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 556-3804
or visit www.islandstudioart.com.
First Baptist Church will host
"Outrigger Island living God's
Unshakeable Truth" Vacation
Bible School in June. -
The evening session is June 15-
20 from 6-8:45 p.m. for ages
kindergarten through fifth grade,
youth and adults. The morning
session is June 16-20 from 9 a.m,.-
noon for ages 3 through fifth ;
grade. Both sessions will meet for
a family night at 6 p.m. June 20.
Pre-register by calling 261-3617
or visit www.fbfirst.net and click
on the VBS logo. Vacation Bible
School is free and open to all.
The University of North
Florida's Youth Sports and Fitness
Camp has openings for children
ages of 5 to 14. Camp is June 9 to
Aug. 1. Parents can drop off their
campers as early as 7:30 a.m. and
pick them up as late as 6 p.m. The
cost is $165 per week, with dis-
counts for students and staff.
There is a $10 supply fee per
week, but if campers sign up for
the entire eight weeks, the supply
fee is only $60. There is a 10 per-
cent discount for multiple children
Open registration runs
through May 30, from 8:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. at the UNF Arena.
Camp registration ends May 30.
All registrations must be made in
For an extra $30 per week, a
lunch will be provided each day,
including bag lunches for field
trips. Otherwise parents must pro-
vide lunch and the camp will pro-
vide an afternoon snack.
For more information call UNF
at (904) 620-2998 or visit www.unf.
register, pick up a camp packet at
the UNF Arena.
The University of North
Florida's Osprey EcoCamp has
openings for children ages 7 to 12
from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily during
this weeklong, outdoor summer
camp. Extended care is available
from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Six one-week sessions will be
offered, June 9-Aug. 1. There will
be no camp July 7-18. Groups are
limited to 25 campers, with a mini-
mum of 10 campers.
Tuition is $225 and includes an
EcoCamp T-shirt, water bottle,
field trip fees, extended care,
snacks, drinks and activity sup-
plies. Campers must bring lunch
and a water bottle each day.
For more information, call
UNF at (904) 620-1810 or visit
ummer. To register, pick up a
camp packet at the UNF Arena.
Camp Invention, a non-profit
summer day program that fosters
creativity, teamwork, and science
literacy through hands-on fun for
children entering grades one
through six, will be held at PV/
Rawlings Elementary School, 610
A1A North in Ponte Vedra June
16-20 and June 23-27 from 9 a.m.-
3:30 p.m. Cost is $225 per week.
Each week is a different curricu-
lum. Visit www.campinvention.org
or call 800-968-4332
GREGORY SMITH, M.D.
I like to think I am elec-
when it comes to my
Medical Center Nassau is a
completely paperless hospital
and I can review a patient's
record or look at their X-rays
from anywhere in the world
over the Internet. My office
is also fully electronic, with
digital X-ray and large com-
puter monitors to view the
"films." Our charts are also
However, despite all of my
electric connectivity, I may
still be behind in one facet of
communication. I do not cor-
respond with my patients by
Honestly, it is not some-
thing that I have really ever
'given much thought to. I am
constantly on the go and, if I
had the responsibility of
answering patient's e-mails, I
believe that it would add
hours upon hours to my
that they would
like e-mail access
to their doctors.
Also, I am sure there are
some legal ramifications of
these doctor-patient e-mail
communications. Any e-mail
I sent would have to be
entered into their medical
record. Also, I worry that an
"ignored" e-mail could be
seen as not following
through with completion of
my responsibilities to my
For example, if a patient
sent me an "urgent" message
about their medical condition
and I didn't get around to
answering it until a day or
two later, what legal liability
might I face?
I am sure it would make it
easier for patients to just
send in their questions and
have them answered. It
might even keep them from
coming in to see me.
However, I fear that the time
involved to type out respons-
es to patient's e-mail ques-
tions would be more than I
would be willing to take on.
I am not alone. An
MSNBC report noted that
less than a third of doctors
communicate with patients
by e-mail. The physician sur-
vey cited such reasons as
"too much time involved"
and "not able to bill for that
Unlike an attorney who
does bill specifically for time
involvement with a client, a
physician could spend a half
an hour answering a patient's
questions, but he would not
be allowed to turn that
"charge" into a patient's
This may be changing
too. Two insurance compa-
nies are piloting programs
that would allow physicians
to bill for "virtual house
calls." This would include
reviewing of an electronic
chart, looking at digital
X-rays and answering patient
The MSNBC report also
noted that 76 percent of
patients noted that they
would like e-mail access to
their doctors. So, it is some-
thing to think about. An argu-
ment could be made that
being connected with my
patients could make things
easier for all. Such simple
things like a request for a
prescription refill or to
reschedule an appointment
would be something to con-
sider in the future.
This column is written to
discuss issues regarding
sports, medicine and safety. It
is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by
your regular doctor It is only
designed to offer guidelines on
the prevention, recognition
and care of injuries and ill-
ness. Specific concerns should
be discussed with a physician.
Mail questions to Gregory
Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th
St., Suite 204, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. For
appointments, call 261-8787
or visit www.gsmithmd.com.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2008
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PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Sophomore Adam Lang, left, relieved Josh McKendree on the moun the second inning Tuesday when the
Yulee Hornets faced the Bolles Bulldogs in the semifinal of the District 4-3A baseball tournament at
Fernandina Beach High School. FBHS senior Justin Day, right, went the distance for the Pirates Tuesday when
they took top-seeded Episcopal in the other district semifinal.
Clockwise, from top left: Travis Higgs at the plate for the Yulee
Hornets in their semifinal matchup against Bolles Tuesday;
FBHS's Jarrod Carlton scores the first of two runs the Pirates
managed in the top of the fourth inning Tuesday against
Episcopal; Hunter Daniel, scrambling for first base, scored the
second run of the inning for the Pirates; Yulee's Josh Kubala
takes his turn at bat Tuesday; Yulee Head Coach Will Minor
chats with his pitcher, Lang, and catcher, Josh Oliver, on the
mound Tuesday. The Hornets lost 10-0 to Bolles and the,
Pirates were edged 5-4 by Episcopal.
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It could have been an all-Nassau County matchup
in the district championship Thursday, but neither the
Pirates or Hornets made it past the semifinal.
Yulee was dimed by Bolles in the first semifinal
Tuesday at Fernandina Beach High School. Bolles
was stingy, giving up just one hit
"They just had an all-around better team than we
did," said Will Minor, Yulee High School head base-
ball coach. "Bolles scored eight runs in the first two
innings and they just shut our bats down."
The Pirates werd edged 5-4 by the top seed,
Episcopal, in the other semifinal Tuesday.
The Pirates scored first, netting a pair of runs in
the top of the fourth inning. Jarrod Carlton singled and
Jeff Day walked. Trent Luman singled and advanced
to second on the throw, allowing two runs to score.
Episcopal answered, knotting the score at 2-2 in the
bottom of the fifth inning.
The Pirates were back in top in the top of the
sixth inning, chalking up a pair of runs on as many
hits. Carlton was hit by a pitch and took second on a
wild pitch. Jeff Day doubled in Carlton. Luman singled
to center to knock in the other run.
Fernandina led 4-2 going into the bottom of the sev-
enth inning. Episcopal scored three runs on five hits
and left two runners on base. The Eagles won 5-4 and
advanced to the District 4-3A championship against
Justin Day (5-1) took his first loss of the season on
the mound. He gave up 11 hits and five runs, walked
two and struck out eight.
The Pirates collected six hits. Luman had a pair
and Carlton, Jeff Day, Justin Day and Bud Davis had
While Yulee topped West Nassau in the first round
of district play Monday, Fernandina (seeded fourth)
beat No. 5 seed Trinity Christian 7-3.
The Pirates trailed 3-1 going into the bottom of the
third inning, when they managed six runs on six
hits, all they would need for the win. Justin Crews,
Carlton, Luman, Robert Martin, Davis and Tyler
Womble all singled in the inning. Luman's hit knocked
in two runs.
In all, the Pirates had 12 hits. Luman ended the
night with three. Justin Day and Davis had two each.
Carlton (6-3) got the win on the mound. He gave
up nine hits and three hits, one earned, walked five
and struck out 11.
The Pirates went 16-11 this season.
The Hornets, who were seeded sixth and knocked
off No. 3 seed West Nassau in the first round of dis-
trict play, also ended with a 16-11 record.
"Overall, our season was a good one," Minor said.
"We beat West Nassau to advance to the district semi-
finals and we beat many other quality bigger schools,
such as Fleming Island, Orange Park, Mandarin,
First Coast, Gainesville and Paxon. We were also
able to split with Fernandina Beach.
"Many times the overall record is what everyone
looks at, but this season was a success for other rea-
sons too. The field and facilities are starting to look
better and the interest from the community has been
"Every year is just part of the process of building.
With every team, you have your ups and downs, but
we are always trying to move forward. As long as we
have that approach, the program is going to be suc-
cessful and moving in the right direction.
"We (the coaches) have tried to teach these guys
a little about life as well as baseball. I feel that we have
done a good job of that getting guys to realize
that they have to take responsibility for their actions
and their future.
"We are proud of the things we have accomplished
in two years (30 wins). The future ahead is very
ON THE WATER WITH
FRIDAY, APRIL 25. 2008 SPORTS NIW\vsLI:ADkR
British soccer camp
A British soccer camp will be held June 16-20
with day and night sessions available. Sign up at
www.Challengersports.com or register April 29
from 5-7 p.m. at the soccer fields on Bailey Road,
Fernandina Beach. Call Raquel at 753-0602.
Yulee boys basketball camp
Yulee High School will be hosting its second
annual boys basketball camp for ages 8-15 June
16-19. Instruction will be provided in all fundamen-
tal areas of basketball. Skill contests will be held
throughout the week along with age division league
play. Age division league champions and skills con-
test winners will receive trophies. All campers will
receive a camp T-shirt. Guest speakers have been
scheduled. Brochures with registration forms can
be picked up in the main office of Yulee
Elementary, Yulee Middle School and Yulee High
School. For information call 225-8641, ext. 5645.
Roland's cheer camp
D.M. Roland's summer cheer camp for ages 4-
14 is June 9-13 from 9 a.m. to noon. Fee is $75
(cash only) and includes a T-shirt. Register on the
first day beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
The fourth annual Run Wild! on Cumberland
Island 12.5-mile adventure run is April 26. The run
starts at 10 a.m. The ferry departs St. Marys at 9
a.m. The event is a fundraiser for Girls on the Run
of Northeast Florida, which will help bring the
power of running to young girls throughout the
community. Runners are asked to raise or donate
$10 per mile ($125 total).
There will be a box lunch after the run along
with an educational presentation on Cumberland's
wildlife. The ferry leaves Cumberland at 2:45 p.m.
Runners should bring water, change of clothes,
blanket for picnic, sunscreen and rain gear.,
Register at www.active.com or www.GOTR
neflorida.org. Runners should be at least 18 years
old. Call (904) 730-9670.
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner
Femandina Beach Pop Warner is holding regis-
tration for football and cheerleading Saturdays from
9 a.m. to noon. Fees are $150 and $130, for sec-
ond child. A copy of the child's birth certificate and
50 percent of fees are required for registration.
Information concerning physicals will be available
during registration. Visit www.femandinapopwarn
er.com or call Bill Cole at 261-1874.
Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner will hold registration from 9
a.m. to noon May 17, June 7, June 14, June 21
and June 28. The season opens July 28. Fee is
$125 first child ($100 additional child). Birth certifi-
cate and wallet-size photo are required at registra-
tion. End-of-year report card and physical are
required by June 28. Call Patty Ellington at 277-
8136 or visit www.leaguelineup.com/yuleehornets.
Y Yoga's stretch and strengthening class
meets Monday and Wednesdays at 8 a.m. This
class enhances body movement and is done pri-
marily on an exercise ball. Classes at 6 p.m.
Tuesdays and 10 a.m. Wednesdays are yoga core
ball classes. This is on a cardio level. A yin yoga
class structured for those who need physical reha-
bilitation meets at 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Beginning
yoga sessions are Wednesdays and Fridays at 9
a.m. It is open to all levels of yoga practice.
In celebration of Earth Day, Y Yoga will hold a
free beach yoga session at the Scott Road beach
access April 26 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Y Yoga's
Weekend Warrior Adventure is a kayak trip on the
Intracoastal Waterway. The adventure includes the
kayak trip, yoga on a sandbar and a gourmet
lunch. The date is April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. No
experience is necessary. The cost is $60 a person.
Beach yoga is back and is held Mondays and
Fridays at 8 a.m. at the Scott Road beach access.
These classes will meet throughout the summer.
There are also yoga basic classes throughout
the week. Call 415-9642.
Personal yoga sessions, great for all ages and
fitness levels with one-on-one attention, are being
offered at half price through summer. Cost is $25
for one hour and $80 for four sessions. Cost is $20
for one hour at the beach. These sessions are also
very helpful for pregnancy, overcoming an injury,
recovering from surgery and other physical chal-
lenges. Hatha yoga classes are Thursdays at 6
p.m. at the Atlantic Recreation Center. Cost is $9
per class or receive a discount for a package of
classes. New classes are being formed for late
spring. Call Anna Battista, 583-8471, e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ambfit
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4 in
Yulee, offers yoga at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and
Wednesdays with Michael Gilsenan and from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. Thursdays with Mary Horgan. It is
vinyasa-style yoga flow, suitable for beginner and
intermediate. Step and sculpt with Tracy is at 5:30
p.m. Mondays. Zumba with Toni is at 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays. Strength training and abs with Juvi is at
6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Interval with Juvi is at 5:30
p.m. Wednesdays. Body sculpt with Tracy is at
5:30 p.m. Thursdays. Step aerobics with Juvi is at
9 a.m. Saturdays. For information, call 225-8400 or
Dome Healing Center offers Sivananda/Amrit
style yoga, which consists of traditional yoga pos-
tures, breathing techniques, relaxation and medita-
tion instruction for all levels. Classes are offered
Monday through Saturday at 9:15 a.m., Monday
through Thursday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 5:30 p.m.
The first Friday of the month Amrit Yoga Nidra
Meditation and Relaxation classes are offered at 7
p.m. The class includes instruction in deep relax-
ation and meditation techniques. Cost is $8 per
class, $30 per month or a package of 10 classes
that never expires for $60. Call 277-3663 or visit
Dome HealingCenter.com for information.
The Amelia Island Runners club holds weekly .
group runs on Wednesday afternoons for runners';
of all ages and abilities. Club members meet in the
parking lot of the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center at 6 p.m. The runs generally last about 45
minutes and are open to everyone. Visit
www.ameliaislandrunners.com or call 277-8365.
Shrimp Festival 5K run
The 14th annual Shrimp Festival 5K run and
1.5-mile walk will be May 3 at Main Beach.
Proceeds benefit "Share the Y," the McArthur
Family YMCA's annual giving, community support
Fees are $16 for half-mile Popcorn Shrimp Run
(ages eight and under), $21 for one-mile Katie
Caples Memorial Youth Run (ages 12 and under)
and $26 for 5K run. Pick up race packets from 7
a.m. to 7 p.m. May 2 at the YMCA, 1915 Citrona
Drive, or starting at 7:30 a.m. race day at Main
Awards go to the top three male and female fin-
ishers in each age group in the 5K run and top
three male and female in the youth run. Register
online at www.active.com. Visit www.firstcoastym
ca.org/mcarthur or call 261-1080 for information.
Volunteer umpires are needed for Fernandina
Beach Babe Ruth baseball and softball. No experi-
ence is required, just a basic understanding of the
rules of baseball or softball.Training can be provid-
ed. The league is also looking for anyone with
interest in coaching or playing on a 14U prep team.
For information, call Mark at 261-8264.
Sailing Club meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the first
Tuesday of the month at the Kraft Athletic Club.
Social hour is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts
at 7:30 p.m. Call Commodore Joe Blanchard at
277-4257 or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.
Axemen player meeting
The Jacksonville Axemen Rugby League Club
will hold its first player meeting at 7 p.m. April 30 at
the Comfort Inn Oceanfront. All players and those
interested in playing should attend.
An open scrimmage (with heavy contact) is slat-
ed for 6 p.m. May 9 at the Jacksonville Jaguars
practice field. Entry is free. Visit www.jaxaxe.com.
UCF fastpitch softball camp
The University of Central Florida is offering a
fastpitch softball camp. A residential day camp is
June 8-11; offense/defense day camp is June 16-
17; pitching/catching day camp is June 18-19.
Contact Tracy Coffman a (407) 823-4298 or visit
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the sec-
ond Saturday of the month fiom 3-5 p.m. at the
Strikers Family Bowling Center in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136 for information.
Juan Cardenas, left, competes in the 200
backstroke for the First Coast Flyers. Sophia
Cardenas, above, competes in the 100 breast-
Clockwise from top left: Lexie Sutton swims
the 50 back; Maisie Gooch in the 50 freestyle;
Zoe Stein, Sophia Cardenas and Mary-Kate
Kaywork; Lindsey Delille in 50 back.
Flyers swim in first long course meet
The YMCA of Florida's First
Coast Flyers competed in their first
long course meet of the year in
,Jacksonville at the Cecil Aquatics
Center. This was a new venue of
swimming for most of the swim-
mers. For many, this was the first
time swimming. a long course (50
meters). The Flyers train in a 25-
yard popl,.so this was a bigf'.'i-,
tion for the team, Coach lNTy
Donn Bowman said.
"We had many positive surpris-
es," Bowman said. "Many kids
went lifetime best times in at least
one event, and a handful went best
times in multiple events. Overall
the group took a good first step to
their long course season in the
"The aspect that I was most
proud of was the swimmers' team
attitude. Everyone was very sup-
portive of each other and kept a
very positive attitude through the
tough competition. I enjoyed the
way the athletes cheered for each
other and stayed through the entire
session to support their team-
The YFFC Flyers' team is com-
prised of swimmers throughout
Northeast Florida and the team
does not practice together.
Many of the swimmers are now
heading into the summer league
season and the team will not com-
pete again togetheruntil mid-June.
Aly Kaywork qualified for the
Summer Junior Olympics in the
50-yard freestyle. Results:
Juan Cardenas: 50 free, 33.53,
sixth; 100 free, 1:14.33, fifth; 100
back, 1:27.18, third; 200 back,
3:13.08, third; 100 breast, 1:49.10,
sixth; 200 breast, 3:34.39, third; 100
fly, 1:34.40, fifth; 200 individual
medley, 3:14.76, sixth
Sophia Cardenas: 50 free,
33.09, 13th; 100 free, 1:21.05, 20th;
50 back, 42.31, 16th; 50 breast,
48.89, 12th; 100 breast, 1:50.33,
17th 200 IM, 3:29.13, 17th ,.
Lindsey DeLille: 50 free,
48.30, 10th; 100 free, 1:44.29, 10th;
50 back, 53.53, ninth; 50 breast,
1:01.12, sixth; 100 breast, 2:09.92,
Maisie Gooch: 50 free, 39.81,
ninth; 50 back, 51.82, ninth; 50 fly,
Aly Kaywork: 50 free, 30.57,
14th; 200 breast, 3:48.89, 14th
Mary-Kate Kavwork: 50 free,
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40.85, 10th; 100 breast, 201.89, 10th
Dakota Lawrence: 50 free,
32.96, sixth; 100 free, 1:14.30,
fourth; 200 free, 2:28.66, seventh;
800 free, 12:28.66, third; 100 breast,
1:34.91, third; 200 breast, 3:30.40,
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Amanda Stein: 50 free, 33.50,
11th; 100 free, 1:15.64, 13th; 100
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1:56.91, 10th '
Zoe Stein: 50 free, 38.11, 15th;
100 free, 1:28.86, 17th; 50 breast,
1:56.35, 17th; 100 breast, 2:03.15,
15th; 50 fly, 44.34, 10th; 200 IM,
Lexie Sutton: 50 free, 41.56,
eighth; 50 back, 47.70, eighth
Rachel Taylor: 50 free, 35.74,
30th; 100 free, 1:23.80; 100 fly,
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FRIDAY. APRIL 25,2008 SPORTS Ni:s -LIEAI)IR
"" louder catches are
| improving at offshore
F > live bottoms where floun-
..K, der weighing to five
pounds are ganging up on hard
bottoms and eating snapper and
grouper baits. Once you have
landed that first offshore floun-
der, expect to catch more
because they are schooling dur-
ing this time of the year.
Fishermen should also do
well in tidal rivers and bays this
weekend for flounder weighing
to eight pounds. Larger flounder
are often caught during the fall
fishing season. Respectable
inshore bait for flounder include
finger mullet, bullhead minnows
and cut strips of bait. All of these
baits should be weighted and
fished slowly along the bottom.
Look for backcountry floun-
der to hold at creek mouths that
drain wide expanses of the
marsh, boat docks and rock jet-
ties. Look for the best flounder
bite to come during high tide and
right down to low water.
Flounder must measure at
least 12 inches long and fisher-
men are allowed to keep 10 per
day, per angler.
Offshore fishing is still excel-
lent for red snapper at FA and
Haddocks Hideaway. The Elton
Bottom should be a good bet for
king mackerel and huge red
snapper weighing over the 10-
pound mark. Cobia have been
running south of the St. Marys
inlet, so any day now expect to
spot an inquisitive visitor at boat
side. One of the better cobia
lures is a four-ounce yellow
haired jig, tipped with fresh
Surf fishing has also picked
at the south
you are visit-
Terry Lacoss sure to test
the surf fish-
ing at the
ON THE south end of
well. Both the south ends of
Amelia and Cumberland islands
have shallow shoals where a vari-
ety of saltwater species can find
an easy meal.
Look for good catches of sea
trout, whiting, bluefish, flounder,
puppy drum and.redfish to come
from the surf. Fish dead on the
bottom with fresh shrimp.
Seasoned surf fishermen will
often purchase live shrimp and
allow them to die in their'cooler.
This is as fresh as shrimp get
and they are very deadly baits
for a wide variety of saltwater
game fish in the surf.
Tides this weekend will find a
low tide at the St. Marys River
entrance arriving at 7:23 a.m.
Saturday and a high tide arriving
at 1:30 p.m.'"
The News-Leader encourages
local anglers to submit photo-
graphs of their catches. The News-
Leader will publish them in this
space on Fridays. E-mail photos to
them to P.O. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop them by
the office at 511 Ash St. in
With warming water temperatures, flounder are biting both at nearshore live
bottoms, bays and in tidal rivers. Chip Davis landed this nice "flatty."
and receive a complimentary
dozen Callaway golf balls.
Price includes range balls, $
greens fee, cart fee and a
dozen Callaway golf balls. + iux
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. Association mem-
bership is open to the public. For information,
call 261-9481.or visit www.fishnsfa.com.
JaxKayakFishing.com, Northeast Florida's
online kayak fishing community, has announced
plans for the world's largest kayak fishing tourna-
ment to be held in Jacksonville May 2-3. The fifth
annual Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic pro-
motes kayak fishing in Jacksonville with a fun,
conservation-oriented format and raises funds for
children's programs through Daniel Memorial
.More than 250 kayak anglers will target red-
fish, trout and flounder in a catch-photo-release
format with more than $50,000 in prizes and gifts.
The captain's meeting is May 2 at
Jacksonville's Strike-Zone Fishing Center. Check-
in, awards ceremonies and a banquet are set for
May 3 at American Legion 129 of Jacksonville
Beach. Entry fee is $60 and includes a captain's
bag, rights to fish, entry into the raffles and ban-
quet. Anglers will be launching and fishing at any
inshore location within Duval, Nassau and St.
Trophies, kayaks, fishing gear and gift certifi-
cates will be awarded for first- through fourth-
place finishers in four open divisions and first
place through third place in the fly fishing divi-
sion. Divisions include the redfish-trout-flounder
slam, biggest redfish, biggest trout, biggest
flounder and the redfish-trout fly slam.
Kayak fishermen can register at www.Jackson
villeKayakFishingClassic.com or can also pick up
an entry form at any of the sponsors' locations.
More information, complete rules and coupons
are also available online.
Nassau Bassmasters is associated with the
BASS National Federation and the Florida BASS
Federation. Meetings are held the third Thurs-
day of the month in Yulee. Membership is open
to anyone at least 16 years old. Call Bob Schlag at
(912) 729-2282 or Billy Kittrell at 225-0267.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-1
of Amelia Island is offering its first American
Boating Program of the 2008 boating season.
This one-day program covers all of the funda-
mentals of boating and will be held May 17 from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach
Lighthouse. This course will be very beneficial to
the new boater as well as a seasoned boater who
needs a refresher on the newer boating rules and
regulations. Topics include:
Introduction to boating. Types of boats;
power, sail, outboards, paddle boats, different
uses of boats
Boating law.-Boat registration, boating rgu-
lations, required equipment, federal boating laws
Boat safety equipment. Flotation devices,
fire extinguishers, anchors, first aid kits
Navigation. Aids to navigation system, types
of buoys and beacons, sound signals
Boating problems. Hypothermia, accidents
and rescues, man overboard, river hazards
Trailing. Storing your Boat. Types of trail-
ers, hitches, tires and bearings boat storage
A $25 registration fee covers cost of materials.
For information and registration, contact Tom
Pippin at 491-6285.
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All local dance studios and
teams are invited to perform at
the National Dance Week cel-
ebration "Dancing in the
Park." Local groups will per-
form many different styles of
dance for the public at Central
Park in Fernandina Beach on
April 27 from 2-4 p.m. For
more information contact
Renee Watson-Millan, region-
al National Dance Week direc-
tor, at 849-7135.
A National Dance Week
Kick Off Party will be held
from 6-8 p.m. tonight at A
Chance To Dance in O'Neil
and is free and open to the
public, 11 years and under.
For information call Buffy Lee,
NDW delegate, at 491-5585.
Do you enjoy watching
"Dancing with the Stars" on
TV? Nassau County has local
stars performing in a dance
competition on April 26 at The
at 6 p.m.
d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The
festivities heat up at 8 p.m.
when the local stars com-
pete. A floor show follows at 9
p.m. with awards at 10 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the
Ballroom Youth Academy, Inc.,
a not-for-profit entity which
provides cost free ballroom
instruction to children. Tickets
are $35 in advance and $40 at
the door. Call Felix Solis for
more details (904) 707-6762.
The first Amelia Island
"Java Jam" needs local ama-
teur and professional musi-
cians to help raise funds for
children.with autism on April
26'frorln 10a.m.-4 p.m. at
-9 .Sadler Road.
= All donations
XF,0- will benefit
S a Autism
well as the First
is seeking to
build a unique play-
ground in Nassau County for
children with special physical
For more information con-
tact Marianna McIntyre at
(904) 710-3131 or e-mail java-
EPIC's 12th Annual "A
Taste of St. Augustine" is
from noon-9 p.m. 4pril 26 at
the St. Augustine
Amphitheatre on A1A South.
If you have trouble deciding
which restaurant to go to, then
come to the Taste and enjoy
the signature dishes of more
than 20 of St. Augustine's
Admission is $3. Food and
beverage tickets cost $1 each,
with most "tastes" somewhere
between 2-5 tickets. Proceeds
will benefit EPIC Community
Services, serving St. Johns
County families for more than
35 years.' Call (904) 829-3295
or visit www.epiccommunity-
services.org for information.
The Historic Fernandina
Business Association and the
city of Fernandina Beach
announce that acoustic
musicians will perform along
Center Street on Friday and
Saturday evenings in April
from 4-8 p.m. For more infor-
mation contact Chuck Hall'at
Artists include: Joyce
Whorton, AKA "Pitney."
Hickory Wind bluegrass band,
Mike Hendrix, guitarist,
Brothers acoustic group,
Sherri and Terry of "Country
Connections" and Enchant-
ment, harp and flute music.
The Amelia Arts Academy's
15th annual "Gourmet
Progressive Dinner." with
cocktail reception, silent auc-
tion and entertainment, will be
held April 27 starting at 5
p.m. at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island. Attire is semi-
formal. Tickets are $100 per
person. RSVP by April 17 to
the academy at 277-1225.
Company, 10 N. Second St.,
will host a "Ladies Night Out"
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For the News-Leader
R ecently, we introduced
you to several of the out-
standing artists that
bring their work to the
annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival Fine Arts & Crafts Show.
Maty of the exhibitors are nation-
ally" 'd internafiohally known
artists who comb(,o show and sell
their works. That these remark-
able artists continue to bring their
wares to the Shrimp Festival points
out the importance of the event.
Among those returning is
Stephanie Pollack, a watercolorist.
whose wofks hang in such presti-
gious places as the governor's
mansion on Grand Cayman Island
and the administrative offices of
the Smithsonian in Washington,
D.C. FoCr anntmib'erOf years,
Pollack has been bringing her
Above left, a work
by plein air artist
Above right, the
bright colors of Lin
ors. Below, artist
All will exhibit at
the Shrimp Festival
May 3 and .4.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE
ISLAND ART ASSOCIAnTIO
images of birds, flowers, nautical
scenes and Victorian homes to
delight the visitors at the Shrimp
Festival. From her home in Port
St. Lucie or her lake cottage in
Indiana, Pollack promises works
"that make people happy." Those
works demonstrate her optimistic
view of life at ,a show she says is a
"lot of fun."
Also returning is plein air artist
Mary Erickson. Painting on loca-
tion all over the world, in addition
to her home bases of Marshfield.
ART Continued on 7B
Jackie Eaton and Doug McDowell star in
Fernandina Little Theatre's current ptoduc-
tion, the comedy "2 Across." Final perform-
ances are tonight and Saturday at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at FLT,
1014 Beech St., and at The UPS Store in the
Publix shopping center. Contact FLT at 277-
2202 or email@example.com.
PHOTO COURTESY OF FERNANDINA LITTLE THEATRE
ROBERT M. WEINTRAUB
For the News- Leader
Mythical creatures abound in human cultures
from the one-eyed Cyclops of Homer's Odyssey
to the horned horse/goat unicorn of the Bible to
the Yeti and Big Foot of 20th century mountain
Many were literary lBE
inventions, such as the W HO '&
Phoenix (or bennu) that
bursts into flame and is _i_ Tl
reborn in Arabic poetry.
Some, like Nessie, the : -':" .--
Loch Ness sea monster, are embellishments by
chambers of commerce to attract tourism. Some
turn out to be real, like the multi-armed sea mon-
ster that challenged early seafarers (and Jules
Vern's Captain Nemo) and was later identified as
a giant squid.
And some spring from the minds of marketers
looking for the one graphic image that will help
Australians are big on
A *' animal imagery for their
products. The kangaroo,
for example, turned a
S i cheap white wine into one
of America's best sellers.
Koala bears and platypus
S adorn lesser known
6 Aussie wines; even the
Tasmanian Devil has
been put to work promot-
ing a wine from that southern island.
When all the real animals are used,
Australians create their own such as the
"Roogle." part kangaroo and part bald eagle (an
effort to attract American customers; "it symbol-
izes the friendship between our countries" the
If you would like to see a "Roogle." drop into
Amelia Liquors and look for the Marquis Philips
--To this former "old school" marketing man,
it's silly (so is a talking gecko, but if it works...),
Behind that "Roogle" label, however, there
happens to be a very good wine several in fact -
that come from the talents of a husband-wife
team of vintners who work for several small
wineries and prove the point I've often made that
the better wines come from the small vintners
and not the big corporations that dominate the
The Marquis Philips Winery is a collaboration
between Australian winemakers Sarah and
Sparky Marquis and U.S. importer Dan Philips.
Marquis Philips began as a project to make wine
with the goal to control the entire process, from
vineyard to wine style to price ($14 at Amelia .
Liquors). The wines are crafted to show strong
varietal definition with a palate structure of fruit
WINE Continued on 5B
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'STORY AND SONG'
"An Evening of Story and
Song." the popular singer/song-
writer concert series presented
by First Coast Community.
Bank and the Founders of St.
Peter's, resumes on April 26.
Featured guest Steve Seskin has
seven No. 1 hit songs to his cred-
it and a stage presence to match
his writing talent. Tickets are
$15 and available at FCCB, 1750 South 14th St. in
Fernandina Beach. Call Mark and Donna Paz
Kaufman at 277-2664 for more information.
The Salvation Army
Hope House. 410 S.
Ninth St.. Fernandina tiOUSe
Beach, will hold an open 'p ..,w -,me,
ciation on April 26 from noon to 4 p.m. featuring
music by four live bands, free haircuts. free food and
stuff for the kids. The community is encouraged to
attend. For more information call 321-0435.
Rescuing Animals In Nassau, RAIN, Humane
Society. SCPA. will hold a fundraising Spaghetti
Supper and silent auction on April 27 from noon to
4 p.m. at the Callahan Bingo Hall.
The meal will include homemade spaghetti with
choice of sauces including vegetarian, salad, bread.
drink and dessert. The cost is $10 or for $12 you can
pick up your supper in Fernandina at Best Friends
Cards. Gifts & Party. next to Publix. at 5 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are available at Best Friends in
Ferriandina through Saturday. 10
All proceeds will benefit
RAIN's capital campaign to
purchase property in
Callahan for its low
cost spay/neuter clin-
ic. RAIN's Mission
Operation Raindrop aims to drastically reduce the
intake and euthanasia rate at local shelters by pro-
viding affordable spay/neuter services to all.
The next "Country Nights Live" will be held April
30 from 7-10 p.m. at The
Palace Saloon's Special
Events Room. Enjoy
performances by the
Fernandina Beach clog-
Pergrossi and Sarah's
Square Dancers. Take
free lessons from a
country line dance
instructor from 7:30-8
p.m. The Country
Connection Band will
play its original and
favorite classics and current country songs.
The community is invited to the grand reopening
of the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St.. on Saturday. May 10. from 3-5 p.m.
"Jailhouse Rocks" Will celebrate the completion of
renovations in phase one
of the historic Nassau
County Jail. A ribbon cut-
ting will take place at 5
The jailhouse will rock
with a performance by
"Elvis," music by the
Fernandina Beach High
School jazz band and
tours of the renovated
building by docents dressed in prison garb. Call 261-
7378 for more information.
Some of the renovations include a new entrance.
58 hurricane resistant windows an elevator, handi-
capped accessible bathrooms, a catering kitchen
and a new jail-cell exhibit.
Join a park
ranger for a walk
on the beach on
April 26 at 1030
a.m. at Little
State Park as they
interesting facts about sea creatures and common
shells found in the area. Meetat pavilion.l.
No reservations are necessary and the program is
free with admission to the park. For information call
Submit items to Sidn Perry,
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ANSWER Continued from 3B
the Gestapo, general geography, the German invasion
of Paris, the Spanish Civil War, etc. Is it just me, or are
there fewer current movies that expect the viewer to
know classical literature, history and the informa-
tion that makes up cultural literacy? I have watched
"Casablanca" with people in their late teens and 20s
and have had to explain every other scene to them ("If
he gets a word in edgewise, it'll be a major Italian vic-
tory!"). Weltha Wood, Tulsa, Okla.
A Everyone would have known that stuff at the
-.time, but you're right that a lot of recent
movies exist in a vacuum of literacy of any kind.
And memories fade. See the next letter.
Q I think "No Country for Old Men" is an
.incredible film. However, there are three
things that bother me from an anachronistic stand-
point. The film is most clearly set in 1980, as evi-
denced by the 1958 quarter that "traveled 22 years"
as well as the date on Carla Jean's mother's tomb-'
stone. The first potentially out-of-date reference
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occurs in the gas station when the attendant
charges Anton 69 cents for a little bag of nuts
(pricey for 1980, no?).
The second is when Carla Jean mentions work-
ing for Wal-Mart. Granted there were Wal-Mart
stores in Texas in 1980, but doubtful in a small
town in West Texas. The last is Carson Wells' refer-
ence to an "ATM" to pay off Chigurh. ATM's were
around then for sure, but were not nearly as popu-
lar as today nor were a part of the lexicon of the
late '70s and early '80s.
Do apparent flaws such as this take away from a
film's standing, in your opinion? Can a film expert
such as yourself ignore little issues like that when
contemplating a film's quality? If so, how? Chris
A .They usually fly right by me, but in any 1950s
movie, I'm looking like a hawk for
Q Others have observed that binoculars in
movies provide a view in the shape of two
slightly overlapping circles that fill the screen bet-
ter than the view through real-life binoculars,
which is a single, circular three-dimensional view.
In "No Country for Old Men." Llewelyn Moss has
binoculars that provide a full-frame rectangular
view. In all cases, the view through binoculars in
movies is rock steady, even though in real life, it is
impossible to hold binoculars to get such a steady
view. And the more the magnifying power of the
binoculars, the shakier the image. Roy Maltby,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
A True. But did it bother you? I was
. too busy looking. Sometimes you have to go
with (he flow.
Q Someone asked you if it was difficult to
review bad movies, and your reply was
that it was most difficult to review spoof movies (I
believe it was in your "Scary Movie" review). I
wanted your take on movies that are bad but are
supposed to be. Is it OK to love "Sorority House
Massacre 2." "Night of the Lepus" and "Basket
Case"? Do these types of movies rake your-
nerves, or do you appreciate them as well because,
hey, as a fan of film in general; it's cool that
they were made at all? Luke Meighan,
A .Having not seen any of them, I reply that
. it all depends on whether.they are made
with style, wit and half a clue about what they want
Q 1I received one of those new flat-panel
.widescreen TVs. There is an easily accessible
control that lets me switch it from widescreen to
4:3 easily, and even an "automatic" setting that does
a pretty good job of seeing what the correct format
is supposed to be (when I'm looking at the signal
coming in from cable, for example). But when I'm
watching DVDs, the high-definition connection
always assumes that it's widescreen and will not let
you change it to 4:3. So slip in a disc of, say, Astaire
and Rogers in "Swing Time." and you will see all
the image with nothing cut off either the top or the
bottom, but Fred and Ginger will be lots shorter
and fatter than they ever were. This is, of course,
much more noticeable with Fred. Hank Graham,
A.Entirely unacceptable. Demand a refund.
. Raise a stink.
Q I have to put this rumor to rest properly. Not
*only is the "Wizard of Oz" figure not a
munchkin, it's not even a human, and its presence
isn't a mistake. It's a giant bird, one of several that
were put on the set for atmosphere. If you witch
the film on DVD, you can very clearly see it spread
its wings. Raymond Ogilvie, Pottstown, Pa.
A This officially Closes discussion of whether
.therelis a "suicide" in "Wizard."
Q News comes today that Francis Ford Coppola
*has cast your old nemesis, Vincent Gallo (of
"The Brown Bunny'), as the title character. in his
upcoming film "Tetro. "What do you make of this?
Has Coppola lost his mind? -Andres Baca, Miami
A Vincent Gallo is a gifted actor.
This week's contribution to 'Ebert's Little Movie
The designated character rule
In any movie where two characters arrange a
meeting at a bar to exchange valuable information
or materials, the person who arrives second will
always order a beer. However, once the beer is set
down, they won't touch it until they finish explain-
ing the information or giving the person the materi-
als, at which time they will stand up, take one small
sip, throw money down, and say one final word of
advice before departing. The person left at the bar
will usually stare off into space for a second then
say to the bartender, "Give me another one,
Johnny" before we cut to the next scene. Chris
Border, Nashville, Tenn.
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OUT Continued from 1B www.wildamelia.org.
from 6:30-8 p.m. April 30. There "Florida Feathers." a hand-
will be free snacks and a wine made quilt featuring 12 area
tasting in addition to a Silpada shorebirds, will be raffled during
Jewelry Show. There is no obliga- the festival May 16-18. The quilt
tion to buy, just come (bring a has been displayed at the
friend), sip wine (or a soft drink) Museum of Natural History at the
and have some fun with "the University of Florida and has
girls." For more information call been appraised at $500. Raffle *'
321-1300. tickets are $5. To purchase a tick-
* et or for information about the
The Baptist Medical Center quilt and where it will be dis-
Nassau Auxiliary will host "The played, call 277-4507.
Gold 'n Rule" jewelry sale in the * *
hospital conference room on May Singles ages 23-37, come
1 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lots meet someone special at 7 p.m.
of gift items perfect for Mother's on May 19 at The Grape, 10281
Day. The public is welcome and Midtown Parkway in Jacksonville.
all credit cards will be accepted. Fee. is $35.
All proceeds benefit the hospital, With Cupid.com/PreDating
including the new patient wing you go on up to 12 six-minute
currently under construction. dates in one evening. You can
* quickly determine whom you
Enjoy a walk with the First would truly like to hear from
Coast Trail Forgers around Fort again. Registration is required at
Clinch State Park on May 10 at www.Cupid.com/PreDating.
9 a.m. Meet at the ranger station * *
and walk along a nature trail lead- Cummelia, the Cummer
ing-to the beach. Enjoy the view Museum of Art & Gardens
of Cumberland Island as you stroll Nassau County affinity group,
along the beach approaching the will hold its May 20 meeting at
1847-era fort. An entrance fee will St. Peter's Episcopal Church
allow you to step back in time as Parish Hall, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
you witness historians reenacting Fernandina Beach, at 5:30 p.m.
Union life in 1864. Holly Keris, associate cura-
For information call Gordon tor of the Cummer, will give a
Lindblom at (904) 230-1260 or e- presentation about how to estab-
mail headforger@firstcoasttrailfor lish a museum quality art collec-
gerswalkingclub.org. tion. There will be a wine and
* cheese reception. Cummelia
The Barnabas Center pres- members, their guests and
ents its "Buy a Tee and Ride for prospective
Free" benefit cruise on May 11 members are
and 25 from.2-5 p.m. invited.
Buy a T-shirt for $25 and board Reservation
the newly refurbished O.A. deadline is May
Bloxom at the downtown 15. Call Connie
Femandina Beach docks and Thiemonge,
cruise to Cumberland Island. membership
Captain Ritch will be the host and manager of the
a history interpreter will be on Cummer, at (904) 899-6007 or
board to highlight the history of Jane Brown, Cummelia represen-
the area. Beer, wine, soft drinks tative, at (904) 321-5685.
and water will be available. Bring Cummelia is an organization for
your own snacks. Nassau County residents, which
T-shirts are available at the is devoted to encouraging interest
New to You Thrift Store on 14th in and support for the art and cul-
Street. Call Donna at (904) 310- tural significance of the Cummer
6540 for further information. All Museum of Art & Gardens.
proceeds will benefit the * 0
Barnabas Crisis Center. Fort Clinch State Park will
* hold a Memorial Weekend pro-
The next WIN WIN meeting gram in honor of the men and
will be held May 12 at 6:30 p.m., women who served in World War
hosted by Doris Glover of Amelia II from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 24 and
Island Personal Fitness. Meet at 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25.
Glover's studio in the Harris Visitors can explore military
Teeter Shopping Center on displays, view memorabilia and
Amelia Island. learn about the uniforms,
Women in Nassau helping weapons, vehicles and lifestyle of
Women in Need is a women's those who were part of the war
networking group established to during the 1940s. Admission to
benefit women dealing with can- the park is $5 per vehicle at the
cer, through Gerrris Comer"" front gate nrid $2 per person to
Attendees can either bringfood -enterthe fort. Children under-six,
and wine to share or opt to pay an are free. For information, contact
additional $10 for the cost of a the park at 277-7274.
caterer. Everyone brings a $30 * *
check payable to WIN WIN. Internationally acclaimed vio-
Donations are tax deductible., linist Robert McDuffie will kick
To RSVP and get directions off the 2008 Amelia Island
contact Connie at (904) 759-0745 Chamber Music Festival May
or firstname.lastname@example.org. 30, and a grand gala featuring the
Visit winwinnassau.com. -American String Quartet will con-
* clude the festival on June 15 at
The Men's Newcomers Club The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
of Amelia Island will hold its May In between, residents and visi-
luncheon meeting at the tors can hear such Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach Golf Club at favorites as cellist Lynn Harrell,
11:30 a.m. May 15. The speaker pianist Valentina Lisista and vio-
will be Steve Rieck, executive linist Jennifer Koh. Tickets range
director of the Nassau County from $5 to $50. In addition, two
Economic free concerts are scheduled,
Development including Chamber Music in the
Board. He will Park on June 1 in Central Park. A
explain how the detailed program, artist biogra-
board fulfills its phies and online ticket purchasing
mission to are available at www.aicmf.com.
increase job Call the.festival office at 261-
broaden the tax
base and improve the general FILM/THEATER'
quality of life in Nassau County.
All men are invited. Tickets are Amelia Community Theatre
$14 in advance and $17 at the will hold auditions for the musical
door. For reservations, call Bob "The Spitfire Grill" at 7 p.m. on
Keane at 277-4590. April 27 and 30 at 209 Cedar St.
* Four women and three men are
The 2008 Wild Amelia Nature needed for the cast. One male
Festival, May 16-18, offers more role is a non-speaking part. Those
than 25 seminars and outdoor auditioning should prepare a solo.
experiences designed to show- An accompanist will be available;
case the natural beauty and won- please provide sheet music.
der of our island home. The cost Music rehearsals are in May, and
for activities ranges from $5 to stage rehearsals begin in June.
$45. For a full list of tours and Performances are between July
activities, or to pre-register for 17-Aug. 2. Call the theater at 261-
6749 for more information.
"The Great American Trailer
Park Musical" comes to
Jacksonville May 13-18 for eight
performances at the Wilson
Center for the Arts.
Armadillo Acres is the fictional
trailer park that is the setting for
"The Great American Trailer Park
Music." and is set in none other
than Starke. The Starke water
tower, the white Brahman bull, the
old Dempsey Motel sign, and a
reference to Death Row all link
the entertaining musical to the
town located just southwest of
Jacksonville off of US 301.
For tickets and information call
1-888-860-BWAY or visit
Amelia Community Theatre
presents "A Bench in the Sun."
featuring two longtime friends,
Harold and Burt, who live in a
retirement home where they
spend their days sitting on a
bench in the garden bickering.
When a once-famous actress
moves to the home, they begin
9i I''iS" wi~as "very
moving, but most of all, very
Performances are at 8 p.m.
May 16, 17, 22-24 and 28-31 and
2 p.m. on Sunday, May 25.
Tickets are $15 adults, $8 stu-
dents. Box office hours are
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 209
Cedar St. Call 261-6749.
The Amelia Arts Academy
offers lessons for all ages in all
instruments, visual art, ballroom
dance and theater. Financial aid
is available. For Information and
scheduling call 277-1225.
ON THE ISLAND
Beech Street Grill, 801 Beech
St., John Springer on piano every
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.
Caf6 Karibo, 27 N. Third St.
Canopy Moon cafe, 105 S.
Third St., live music from 8-10
Carolyn's on Centre, 316 D
Centre St. Live music. Call 277-
Florida House Inn, 22 S.
Third St. Call 261-3300.
Frisky Mermaid Bar & Grille,
22 South Third St., bluegrass
night Mondays; songwriting con-
test every Wednesday 7 p.m.-
midnight; blues and jazz Fridays
and Saturdays 8 p.m.-midnight;
shag dancing and lessons 4-8
p.m. Sundays. Call 261-3300.
Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.
The Marti Latin Dance Club
presents Latin dancing every
Friday night at the Florida House
Inn, 22 S. Third St., Fernandina
Beach. Free lessons from 9-10
p.m.; dancing until 2 a.m. Free
admission and full bar hosted by
Kinder Studios. Call 261-3300 or
O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St. Call 261 -
The Palace Saloon, 117
Centre St. Call 491-3332.
Pompeo's Paradise Lounge,
302 Centre St., Live music at 9
p.m. in the courtyard. Call 261-
The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia
Island Lobby Lounge, "Blues
Night" with the Instant Groove
each Thursday from 8 p.m. to
Rivers Edge, 915 South 14th
St. Call 491-3849.
Seabreeze Lounge and
Sports Bar, 2702 Sadler Road.
Slider's Seaside Grill, 1998
S. Fletcher Ave. Call 277-6652.
The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 S. FletcherAve. Alex
Affronti 6 p.m. to late tonight;
Reggie Lee 1-5 p.m. and Gary
Keniston 6-10 p.m. Saturday;
Dennis and the Menace 1-5 p.m.
and Gary Lee Stewart 6-10 p.m.
Sunday; Ace Winn Monday; Gary
Lee Stewart Tuesday; D.J. Roc
Wednesday. Call 261-5711.
Wicked Davey's Fancy
Saloon, 232 N. Second St. Call
The Instant Groove Band will
perform May 3 from 10:30-11:30
a.m. on the Center Stage at the
Shrimp Festival and 7-11 p.m.
that night at the Armadillo Grill.
On May 4, the band will perform
from noon to 4 p.m. at Caf6
Karibo, 27 N. Third St., downtown
Fernandina Beach (277-5269),
and from 6-10 p.m. at the
On May 9,16, 23 and 30,
the Instant Groove will play from
7-11 p.m. at the Armadillo Grill,
and on May 24 and 31 from 6-10
p.m. The grill is located at 96008
Wade Place, at the western foot
of the Shave Bridge. Call 261-
The Greater Nassau
Women's Services will present
"Purity" and a jazz combo that
recently performed for Bill Cosby
in concert at 115 S. Sixth St. on
May 3 during Shrimp Festival
weekend to promote its services.
to Nassau County teens and
women with unplanned pregnan-
There will be free water and
the organization will accept doria-
tions to help it serve the commu-.
nity as a non-profit organization.
The Island Art Association,
18 N. Second St., Femandina
Beach, offers children's art edu-
cation the last Saturday of each
month from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Children are asked to pre-register
by calling the gallery 261-7020.
The Cummer Museum of Art
& Gardens will host a clay hand-
building workshop with Glendia
Cooper from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May 3 at the museum, 829
Riverside Ave., Jacksonville.
Cooper will guide a hand-
building Nworkshop 'in clay t'e6R-
ing handling, constructing and---.
glazing techniques. All levels of
experience are welcome.
Cost is $65 for members and
$80 for non-members, supplies
and catered lunch included.
For more information or to reg-
ister, call (904) 355-0630.
Studio Art, an educational art
space, is now hosting An
Introduction to Watercolor
Painting for Adults with Songmi
Huff on Tuesdays or Wednes-
days.from 10:30 a.m. to noon
and 3:30-5 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m.
In this six-week class students
will explore different techniques
including wet-in-wet, dry brush,
lifting, layering, washes, masking
and experimental techniques
through the creation of still lives,
landscapes and abstract paint-
ings. Students will aesthetically
evaluate each other's work
through in-class critiques, touch-
ing on subjects such as value,
form, texture, space and perspec-
tive. Cost is $165 for a six-week
class. For more information visit
www.islandstudioart.com or call
MUSIC OFF THE ISLAND
The legendary B.B. King per-
forms at 8 p.m. April 30 at the
At age 76,
he is still light
on his feet,
sion. For more
than half a
B. King better known as B.B.
King has defined the blues for a
worldwide audience. Since he
started recording in the 1940s, he
has released over 50 albums,
many of them classics.
To purchase tickets, call the
box office at (904) 355-2787 or
purchase online at
Orchestra presents the "Music
of Star Wars and more John
Williams Hits" on May 16 and 17
at 8 p.m. at the Robert E.
Jacoby Symphony Hall at the
Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts, Michael
Williams has been called the
greatest composer of symphonic
film music. Join the Jacksonville
Symphony and the troops of
Vader's Army and relish in the
music from Star Wars and more
of Williams' most entertaining
scores put to films such as E.T.,
Jaws, Harry Potter, Raiders of the
.Lost Ark, Superman and Jurassic
For tickets and information,
call (904) 354-5547 or (877) 662-
6731, or visit jaxsymphony.org.
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WINE Continued from 1B
length (to appeal to American
tastes), ripe fine tannins and inte-
grated balance of fruit weight,
alcohol, acid and tannins. The
wines are styled so that they can
be consumed immediately and
also to be able to mature.
Njal (Sparky) Marquis, an
award winning scientific photog-
rapher, volunteered to help his
parents with their Tasmanian
vineyard and winery. He attended
the Australian wine school at
Roseworthy, where he won every
award, prize and trophy. Sparky
later returned to Roseworthy as a
lecturer, where he met and mar-
ried Sarah Watts. Together they
went to work with Sarah's parents
to develop the Fox Creek label,
which took the top shiraz award
at the McLaren Vale Wine Show
in the wine's first year.
In 1998, the Longbottom fami-
ly of Padthaway, South Australia,
asked them to make their wine,
Henry's Drive and Parson's Flat,
which were so phenomenal the
couple were named Australian
Winemakers of the Year in 2000.
Dan Philips of The Grateful
Palate, which imports Australian
wines into the U.S., suggested
that they go into partnership and
bottle the best of the "additional"
wines Sarah and Sparky were
making for import into the U.S.
under a label using their com-
To illustrate their Australian-
U.S. partnership and the market-
ing plan of producing a wine for
the American palate, the new
Marquis Philips winery created
the "Roogle" label.
Roogle Red is a blend of 80
percent shiraz, 20 percent caber-
net sauvignon. It is a well struc-
tured and balanced wine, display-
ing opulent, velvety tannins with
the fruit-forward style preferred
by many Americans.
The shiraz provides plush
ripeness while the cabernet
mutes the nose but adds impres-
sive taste, with notes of black
fruit, cassis and licorice. Its struc-
ture is more developed than
other blends from the same win-
ery that I've tasted. It can be a lit-
tle harsh at first but mellows nice-
ly as it breathes and pairs well
The second Marquis Philips
wine that I tasted is Sarah's
Blend, which adds merlot to the
shiraz and cabernet mixture. It is
not as bold as Roogle Red. If you
like a milder wine, then you will
prefer Sarah's Blend.
The mythic half 'roo and half
eagle may be "cute" or "odd" but
it's not the label that counts; it's
what is inside the bottle that is
Robert Weintraub writes on
wine monthly. He can be reached
The Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra presents a special
concert featuring Elmar Oliveira,
America's only gold medalist in
in a benefit
May 20 at
Hall at the
Performing Arts. Net proceeds will
to the AFM Pension Fund to ben-
efit the musicians of the
For tickets and information,
call (904) 354-5547 or (877) 662-
6731, or visit jaxsymphony.org.
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Ftoda;... t6,r the -ird,.i
Bird DVD signing
Leonard Messineo will sign
copies of his recent nature pho-
tography DVD, Florida ... For the
Birds, on April 26 at Books Plus
on Centre Street from 11 a.m.-2
Messineo's latest program on
birds is a continuation of his
highly praised series on Florida's
wealth of bird life and its variety
of scenery and environments
throughout the state, including
the Florida Everglades. He is a
dedicated nature and wildlife
photographer, whose travels and
experiences span a quarter cen-
tury. He has won numerous
awards for his unique interpreta-
tion of nature, including a covet-
ed Kohout Award for special
Messineo conducts lectures,
workshops and presentations
around the country with his var-
ied programs on Florida wildlife, -
African safaris and other educa-
If you can't attend, contact
Deb or Stan Cottle for informa-
tion on his products or speaking
engagements at (904) 476-4302.
New history section
Book it to The Book Loft at
214 Centre St. on April 26 for a
celebration and introduction to
the store's new Atlantic Coast
Historical Section in the loft.
Civil War and Revolutionary .
War re-enactors and local author
Rob Hicks will add to the cele-
bration of 300 years of Atlantic
Coast history displayed in a new
collection of historical books that
covers the French and Indian
War, the Revolutionary War, the
War of 1812 and the Civil War.
The event is free and open to
the public from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Refreshments will be served.
Poet in Brunswick
acclaimed poet Thomas Lux at
the Brunswick Library, 208
Gloucester St., Brunswick, Ga.,
at 7 p.m. April 26. Director of
"Poetry@Tech" at the Georgia
Institute of Technology, Lux is a
former Guggenheim Fellow and
three times a recipient of grants
from the National Endowment
for the Arts. In 1995 he received
the $50,000 Kingsley Tufts
Poetry Award for his sixth collec-
tion, Split Horizons, and his lat-
est book, God Particles, displays
the distinctive originality and
unpredictability that prompted
the Washington Post Book World
to name him one of this genera-
tion's most gifted poets. The pro-
gram is free and open to all. Call
The Amelia Island Museum of
History will host a special pres-
entation of three local authors on
April 28 from 5-6 p.m.
Rob Hick's book, Images of
America -Amelia Island, is a col-
lection of historical photographs
selected to share the history of
the people and events that have
enriched Amelia Island. Warren
Hard's book, Tales of the
Timucua on Amelia Island, is a
series of six short stories and
three poems. This historical fic-
tion is suitable for all ages and
depicts the lives of the Timucua
people and how they lived. M.C.
Finotti is a pen name for Marisa
Carbone Finotti. Her book, The
Treasure ofAmelia Island, is a
novel for readers of all ages set
in Northeast Florida during
1813's Patriot Rebellion.
The Amelia Island Museum of
History will host this free event
on the second floor in Baker
Hall. The authors will each give a
short reading and be available
for book signings. AIMH is locat-
ed at 233 S. Third St. Call 261-
7378, ext. 100, for information.
Literary book group
The May gathering of the
Friends of the Library Literary
Book Group facilitated by
Marilyn and Norman Wesley is
scheduled for May 8 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Amelia Woods meeting
room (Mizell Avenue off
Fletcher between Sadler and
Simmons). The group will dis-
cuss The Trial by Franz Kafka
and topics for future programs.
For details call 261-8162.
The process of choosing
which author will attend the 2008
Amelia Island Book Festival is
under way. Organizers are ask-
ing for the public to help by read-
ing books that have been submit-
ted by interested authors. April
30 is the deadline
To participate, go the CD sec- ur
tion of the Fernandina Beach t
branch library and choose the Plum
book you wish to review. Contact ela
the library for more information 0011
or call Ron at 261-8965.
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FRIDAY, APRil 25, 2008 LEISURE News-Leader
PHOTO COURTESY OFTHE
ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION
ceramic artist Ralph Rankin
adds to the gala atmosphere
of the Shrimp Festival juried
art show with his exquisite
colors in his very contempo-
rary pieces. Rankin is always
trying to invent something
new in ceramic techniques
and perhaps this is why col-
lectors prize his pieces.
ART Continued from 1B
N.C., and Venice, Fla., has provid-
ed Erickson with a broad range of
subjects to paint. Inspired by
nature, she "captures moments in
time and places them on canvas."
Her work is collected throughout
the U.S. and Europe. Among her
numerous awards, Erickson was
juried into the Paint America's
Mini Top 50, which is touring the
country throughout 2008. Erick-
son also thinks the Shrimp Fest-
ival is a "lot of fun because of the
"The gala atmosphere is what
makes this show so much fun."
according to Ralph Rankin. Multi-
ple-award winning ceramic artist,
Rankin adds to the gala atmos-
phere with his exquisite colors in
his very contemporary pieces. He
uses the surfaces of the clay ves-
sels he produces as a canvas.
"They are abstract landscapes."
Rankin is always trying to invent
something new in ceramic tech-
niques and perhaps this is why
collectors prize his pieces.
Another artist who is always
looking for a new way is nationally
known artist and author Lin
Seslar. She says, "The challenge
of capturing light and color is
never ending." She shares her
experience of the search in her
book, Painting in Sharp Focus.
Her award-winning oil paintings
are both realistic and romantic
views of things that catch her eye.
Subjects rangefraom arhitectura ,,,
to beach scefesuSeslaovldes Mjj1.'cni
showing at the Shrimp Festival
because of the "laid back" atmos-
phere and the "fun crowd."
The fun crowd at the Shrimp
Festival is also loved by artist and
author Susanna Spann. She
describes the show as "loud and
colorful" and notes that she has
enjoyed it for the past 10 years.
Spann's water color glazing
method of layering as many as 20
layers of transparent paint provide
intensity and texture that help her
weave a story from collected
objects and plants. Many of her
works are known for the appear-
ance of crystal or glass in the
composition. Spann's paintings
have won hundreds of awards and
are included in many corporate
. These artists, along with hun-
dreds more award-winning artists,
will be happy to meet you at this
year's Shrimp Festival May 24.
Don't miss their amazing and
beautiful works, which will be dis-
played along the streets of down-
town Fernandina Beach on May 3
and 4 of the festival.
Gary Rubin is a member of the
Island Art Association, which each
year organizes the Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival Fine Arts &
Crafts Show. For more information
contact the association at 261-
7020, e-mail mailbox@islandart
.org or visit www.islandart.org.
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Electrical Service Operations Supervisor
Florida Public Utilities Company has an immediate
opening for a highly motivated, dynamic and experi-
enced Electrical Service supervisor for its Fernandina
Beach Division. This position is responsible for lead-
ing daily operations relating to construction, mainte-
nance and repair of OH and UG (15KV-138 KV) electri-
cal distribution systems including substations.
A high school diploma or G.E.D is required plus a 10
year electric utility operations experience
(Journeyman level crew work and substation
experience a plus). Solid knowledge of PCs and MS
Office suite preferred (testing required): Valid CDL
class "A" preferred. Salary range $66 77K with
Fax or e-mail resumes to 561-650-8438 or
email@example.com. Females and minorities
are encouraged to apply. DFWP/EOE.
TRUCK DRIVERS CDL training. Up to
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Driver Jacksonville Terminal
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ASSISTANT CONTROLLER Multi-
company office located on Amelia Island
seeks individual with 4 yr accounting
degree and 5-7 yrs experience in an
accounting dept. Supervisory exp. requir-
ed. Proficient in Excel and Great Plains.
CPA a plus but not required. Submit
resume to hrkas46@(vahoo.com.
DENTAL ASSISTANT Our growing
dental practice needs an energetic, caring
team player to join our Team. If you are a
trained Dental Assistant and want to learn
and grow in your profession call for an
interview. Owens, VanEtta, Kitson &
Bietenholz, P.A. (904)261-7181.
MAKE MONEY ONLINE Make money
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THE SURF RESTAURANT & BAR
is accepting applications for:
Servers & Food Runners.
Apply In person 9am-5pm
3199 S. Fletcher Ave., F.B.
AWESOME FIRST 3OBI! Now Hiring 18-
24 Guys/Gals. Work & Travel Entire USA. 2
Weeks Paid Training. Transportation &
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MEDICAL ASST. Fernandina iBeacn
Pediatric Office. Must have clinical
experience. Full time w/benefits. Fax
resume to (904)491-3173.
FLORIDA HOUSE INN seeking
experienced help In all hotel & restaurant
positions. Apply in person, 22 S. 3rd St.
Drug Fee Workplace.
EARN UP TO $550 WEEKLY helping
the government. PT. No experience.
Excellent opportunity. Call todayl
(800)488-2921 ask for Dept. G5. ANF
MTS Is hiring for: Lube/Fuel Guy for
Heavy Equipment and Heavy Trucks.
Needs 2 yrs of verifiable exp. and Valid
CDL w/Hazmat Drvr's Lic. Drug free
workplace and Benefits, med, dental, pd
vac. Contact us at 261-3902 or 2424
Russell Rd., Fern. Bch., FL
* HOUSEKEEPERS WANTED *
Great starting pay! Benefits offered!
Apply In person at Amelia Rentals
5299 S. Fletcher (904)261-9129
DRIVERS Act Now. Sign-on bonus, 35-
42cpm. Earn over $1000 weekly. Excellent
benefits. Need CDL-A & 3 mos. recent
OTR. (800)635-8669. ANF
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CNA'S & HOME HEALTH AIDES -
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is now accepting applications for perm-
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Background check. Drug free workplace.
Must be 21 or older. Call (904)261-6262.
Must have own vehicle.
BEACH CLUB OF SUMMER BEACH -
accepting applications for part-time
Servers. Apply at main desk, 4700 Amelia
Island Pkwy. (904)277-8015
SECRETARIAL & OFFICE HELP NEEDED
- Part-time & full time. Call 225-0959.
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process medical
claims from home. Call the Federal Trade
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A message from the News-Leader and the
Janet's Salon, Inc.
Haircuts / Styles / Up Dos
Color / Hi Lites
Glycolic Peels & More
WANTED! Hair Stylist
Commission or Rental
1925 S. 14th St., Suite 6
Fernaidina Beach, FL 32034
Shop: (904) 310-6729
SUPERIOR CUSIUMER ERtKVi E
needed for large sales organization. Must
be well organized, detail-oriented & have
excellent follow-up skills. Full-time salar-,
led position. Some weekends required. We
are looking for a special person to "Hug
Our Customersl" Please send resume to:
CHAIRSIDE DENTAL ASSISTANT
NEEDED :- We are looking for an
energetic, friendly person to help us with
providing dental care to our patients In
our new, state-of-the-art dental office.
EDA certification preferred. Fax or send
resume to Amelia Gentle Dentistry, 1699
S. 14th St. #21, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034. Fax (904)261-8604
EXPERIENCED NAIL TECH preferably
with clientele, needed at All About You
Hair & Nail Salon. For a confidential
appointment call (904)261-2778.
THE WHITE FOUNDATION, a human
services organization, has jobs
available at our juvenile justice
residential facility in Fernandina
Maintenance Responsible for maintain-
ing and repairing facilities, vehicles and/or
equipment, moderate carpentry work,
general yard maintenance, etc. Five years
of experience In a responsible mainten-
ance position preferred. Knowledge of
procedures and methods used in the
repair and maintenance of buildings and
equipment required. $9-12/hour range.
Shift Supervisor Responsible for the
direct supervision of the residential
counselors, including delegation of direct
care functions for the care and well being
of the youth in the facility. This position is
responsible for assuring that the resi-
dential counselors perform their duties so
the program operates efficiently, creating
weekly schedules as well as performing
direct care duties. high School diploma, or
equivalent with at least one year super-
Youth Care Workers Responsible for
the direct supervision and daily care of the
residents In accordance with the
established philosophy, goals and policies
of the foundation. The residential Couns-
elor's basic tasks are to be an instructive
guide offering Individual residents
personal support and encouragement. This
position supervises guides and assists
residents In day-to-day living activities,
and In the general adjustment to group
living. High School diploma, or equivalent
with at least one year experience working
Candidates must pass background
and drug screening. The White
Foundation offers competitive salary
and benefits package, holidays and a
safe environment. Fax resume to
(904)277-4310 or email to
THE NEW U HAIR SALON Is seeking
a Massage Therapist or Esthetician & 2
Hair Stylists. Booth' rent $150 weekly.
1853 S. 8th St. (across street from Taco
WINN DIXIE (YULEE) Now accepting
applications for all positions; dell, bakery,
meat dept., produce, stock. Apply online:
www.wlnndixle.com or call 261-6100.
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.
"Home-Based" Internet Business -
Flexible hours. Earn $500-$1000/mo. PT,
$2000-$5000+ FT. Start while keeping
your current job. Free details.
OSPREY VILLAGE ASSISTED LIVING
COMMUNITY Amelia Island's premier
Retirement Community Is In search of the
right team members to fill these positions
in our Assisted Living Center.
C.N.A. 3pm-llpm & ilpm-7am,
(Must be Certified)
Excellent Shift Diff., Paid Time Off and
Health Benefits offered. We are a Drug
Applications accepted 9am to D4pm.
Please apply at 76 Osprey Village Drive,
Amelia Island, FL 32034.
GROUNDS/MAINTENANCE 40 hrs per
week for condo community in Fernandina
Beach. $12 per hour. Drug Free
Workplace. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to (904)880-7718.
Position available at First Coast Commun-
ity Bank. We are looking for candidates
with at least 3-5 yrs exp-erience with
consumer and commercial loans. Incumb-
ent will work closely with lenders to
complete loan application packages. For
more Information and to submit your
resume, please visit the Career Opportun-
Ities link on our website at www.fccbank.
Coast Community Bank Is an Equal
Opportunity Employer supporting Diversity
In the workplace. M/F/D/V.
FULL TIME/PART-TIME Front Desk
Clerks & Housekeeping. Apply In person
at Comfort Inn in Yulee.
FRONT DESK MANAGER needed in a
Physical Therapy Clinic. Medical office
experience required. Fax resume to (904)
277-4177. Nassau Physical Therapy.
GOURMET GOURMET now accepting
applications for the following positions:
Day & Evening Wait Staff/Counter Help.
Fax resume: 261-8040 or mail: 1408
Lewis St., F.B., Attn: Lisa
Companies desperately need employees to
assemble products at home. No selling,
any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info
1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380..
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training. Fed. benefits. Vacations. Call
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Proficient in MS Office Excel, Word &
Outlook. Great Plains exp. a plus. Submit
resume to hrkas46()vahoo.com.
RESIDENTIAL INSTRUCTOR Outward
Bound Wilderness program has immediate
opening for creative, flexible person to
work in residential program. Background
Screening, Driver's License, CPR and First
Aid required. Salary commensurate with
experience. Send letter of Interest and
resume to Program Director, 87692 Bell
River Estates Road, Yulee, FL 32097.
CASHIERS/SERVERS for WIFI
Gourmet Cafe open in May. Apply
Saturday at 95742 Amelia Concourse,
SECURITY OFFICERS $10 plus, full
benefits, experience preferred, excellent
work environment, in Fernandina Beach.
Call our 24-hour toll free hotline
(877)499-7631. M/F/D/V/EOE. FL Lic
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HANDYMAN All types of home repair
and improvements. Dependable service.
Licensed, bonded, and insured. Call Mark
Bullington at (904)277-8780.
CROWN MOLDING, TRIM, termite &
water damage, decks, steps, rails, paint,
drywall, kitchen & bath remodeling. 753-
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do you earn
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us: We will not be undersold! ANF
TURN-KEY MERLE NORMAN
Business for sale to qualified buyer. Only
serious persons please email your interest
to email@example.com or call
Sharon at (904)491-0700.
SEEKING VENDORS FOR ARTS &
CRAFTS SHOWS, BUSINESS EXPOS -
at Orange Park Mall, Regency Square Mall,
Ponce de Leon Mall, Volusia Mall, Lake City
Mall, & Brunswick Mall. For more info call
Woman wins State Hopping Contest
after using Thera-Gesic'
BEXAR COUNTY- Mary Ann W. applied
Thler-Gesic 0to her aching hip and one-day later
went on to win the State Hopping Contest.
When asked what she likes most about entering
hopping contests, she painlessly leplie(L "None
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Stay tuned for another Thera-Gesic* moment!
Life Care Center Of Hilliard
BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER
Full-time position. Applicants should have
experience with Medicare/Medicaid and
insurance billing. Long-term care
experience is preferred.
We offer competitive pay and great benefits
including 401(k), paid time off and
career development opportunities.
Contact Deborah Smith, RFC.
Visit us.online at www.LCCA.com
EOE/M/F/V/D Job #3593
the following positions:
Come join our enthusiastic family,
where we will know your name.
Background check required
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computers, criminal justice. Job placement
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12 WK. MALE YORKIE PUP CKC reg.
2 rounds of puppy shots, Born 1/16/08.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES i male & I
female, $200/ea. 1989 Nissan Pickup
no title, runs, $200. (904)207-5157
601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALES Sea Grove Subd., 1
block off Fletcher, turn left on Jasmine,
look for signs. Sat. 4/26, 8am-lpm.
Bookshelves, outdoor & indoor furni-
ture, bicycle, small refrigerator, artists'
pottery, kitchen items, Hallmark
collectibles, lots of misc.
MULTI-FAMILY Furniture, Queen Anne
chair, treadmill, rolltop desk, household
goods. lToddler toys!! Talking Elmos,
Thomas Ride On Track, Laugh & Learn
House & Learning Cube, & much more.
557-4184. Sat. 4/26, 8am-? 25131
Springwood Ln. (Bamwell Rd./Lowes,
Spanish Oaks subdivision).
BOOK, BOOKS, BOOKS!- Sat. 4/26,
9am-lpm. Huge $ale at AAAA Storage
(next to Staples). Paperbacks, trade soft
covers, hardcovers. Starting at .25. Call
(904)557-3196, Steve. I
YARD SALE Sat. 4/26, 8am-lpm. 2530
1st Ave. Everything you're looking for,
Lots of great stuff for Mom!
601 Garage $ales
BRIDE & GROOM YARD SALE Clothing
& household. Sat. 4/26, Sam-lpm.
Conmer of AIA & Blackrock Rd., in parking
lot of New Life Church.
NEIGHBORHOOD YARD SALE
Sat. 4/26, Sam-3pm. SR200 West, 1st
road on right past [-95, Wildwood Rd. Lots
of good stuff!
ANTIQUES & QUILTS
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE
Through May 16th. 25% off everything.
The Yankee Peddler @ Arts & Antiques.
702 Centre St & Trailer Park Collectibles,
2nd and Alachua or call (904)277-8943.
2 FAMILY M,. W & Boys clothing all
sizes, toys, sm furn, 5 gal aquarium,
power tools, holiday items, treadmill,.
dishes, 2 Seadoo's w/traller, small
appliances, Tandem axle trailer, knick-
knacks, baby beds. Sat 4/26, 8:30am,
3113 S 14th St.
MCGREGOR BLVD. (near Main Beach).
Sat. 4/26, Sam. Look for signs.
EAGLE BEND ISLAND
ANNUAL YARD SALE
20 families;. Sat. 5/3, 7am-3pm:
Yellow Bluff Rd.
1/2 mile east of Main-St.
HUGE GARAGE SALE clothes, linens,
pots, pans, books, etc. Sat. 4/26, 8am till
everything's sold. 4854 Ocean Forest Ln.,
Ocean Forest Subd. off Scott Rd.
MULTI-FAMILY Sat. 4/26, 8am-2pm.
2564 Pirates Bay Dr., Sadler Rd. to Ryan
to Pirates Bay.
ESTATE SALE Furniture & household
items. 2058 Marlin Ct. (off Citrona). Sat.
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3955 Amelia Islahind Pkw Amelia Island, FL
Real Estate (904) 261-3900 (800) 940-3955
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION
Fine Executive Living on the Marsh
98 Sea Marsh Offered at $2,495,000 Virtual Tour
Enjoy serene Marshfront & Intracoastal views with 180' exposure to the West. Expect the utmost quality In this well
appointed home boasting 5.177 square feet. Luxury features include soaring 12"'windows for panoramic views., mahogany
floors. double wood burning fireplace. gourmet kitchen, large master suite with sitting area, spa-style master bath. Jacuzzi
tub. stereo system throughout, dining room glass cabinet, 15'xl5'scrcened gazebo and much, much more.
152 LONG POINT DRIVE VIRTUAL TOUR
LOffered at $1,750,000
Every amenityxexists'inithis3B-R/3.5 BAgriaclous3.00sq fl(ofIlhtivg, ou. i o r
decking suiier kitchen. enclosed heo t ed pooln ad satina.sin ror fianur vshl t
hiaird / foo oring.granite lops. ,12" fire lahce in living rO nis ,large faintliy roonl ,d
kit chen.ill w ith private views of golfcoulse!
LOT 25 HICKORY LANE
Beautiful wooded lot w/preservation area for backyard nature
viewing! Located in a nice, quiet cud-de-sac road that is mostly all
developed on the west side of Amelia Island Plantation.
97202 Bluff View Circle
New Woman Centered Plan with
step ceilings, crown molding, extra
tile. 4BR, 2 Bathes, 3 car garage,
corian countertops. On 90 ft pre-
serve lot in gated cominuitr,
$374,000 MLS # 45228
1-5 Forest Ridge Village
2BR Condo steps from beaches of
Amelia Island. Buildings and
grounds completely renovatedlftqm
top to bottom. Boy for investinenrit
or affordable getaway.
$175,000 MLS # -15157
Homes from the mid 200's & 90 I't
lots from the 60's. Located in quiet
gated community. Small develop-
ment close to shopping. A iand
easy commute to Jacksonville anil
airport. 3 homes ready to move in
with builder incentives.
at Gateway to Amelia
2 office condos in Amelia Islanduls mIos
prestigious professional center
t1ompletlYv built oniad nlo-ve-in -read.
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is available for pru'chase or lease.
201 $199,000 MILS # 45480
101B $299,000 MLS # -141573
ALL SERVICE REALTY SALES, INC
1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4 Amelia Island, FL
277-9700 (800) 227-9701
Angel Van Zant Dorothly Trent
THE MOMENT YOU CROSS OVER THE RESIDENTIAL LOT Amelia Island 2 ACRES Blackrock Rd. Church bldg.,
THRESHOLD, you will see the attention to Plantation. Beautiful wooded, corner lot office, and mobile home. All for one price.
detail is nothing less than superb. Many in gated community. $325,000 $294,900 MLS#45667
upgrades in this immaculate 3/2 home. MUST MLS# 45531
SEE! $238.000 MLS# 45886
CORNER LOT HOME 3/2 Well kept OCEAN FRONT Very nice 3 BR/2BA 2 FOR THE PRICE OF ONE 3/2.5 immacu-
home, split floor plan, large back yard and home. Climate controlled bonus room. late country style home includes 3/2 newer
nicely landscaped. Motivated seller. 51,300.000 doublewide mobile home on back of property.
$199,000 MLS#45249 MLS# 45840. Pride of ownership! $369,900 MLS#43912
601 Garage Sales
ANNUAL PLANTATION POINT
App roxim itly 25 families. Sat. 4/26,
Imi lpm. Across from A1A Fire Station
on south end of Island.
*NO JOB TOO SMALL
*NO JOB TOO LARGE
LICENSED & BONDED
Short .6 Mile Walk to Beach Desirable Ocean Reach!
1955 Anchorage Place
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,009 ASF home. Fireplace
in living room with French doors to covered patio. Split
bedroom design, master suite features lovely bath and
walk-in closet. Fully fenced and private back yard. Corner
lot with sought after side-load garage. $379,000
Call now for your private showing!
491-1520 or (440)477-8299
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601 Garage Sales
HUGE YARD SALE New & used Items.
Something for everyone. Early birds
welcome. 334 Otter Run Dr.
YARD SALE Sat., 8am-lpm. 86250
Callaway Dr, Yulee. Furniture, TV, small
appliances, books, and DVDs.
96681 CHESTER RD. Barble kitchen,
crib, lots of kid's clothes, Power Wheel
Jeep, Trek bicycle, sofa, gas stove, kid's
playground. Sat. 4/26, 8am-12 noon.
-SAT. 4/26 Children's clothes, games,
shoes. Golf clubs. Men's clothes, suits,
shirts, jeans. Books, jewelry, shoes, toys,
games. 108 S. 10th St.
86395 PAGES DAIRY RD. Moving Sale.
1/2 mile east of Felmore Rd. Sat., 4/26,
BAKE SALE! Muffins, Cookies, Pecans,
Brownies, Popcomrn! Sat. 4/26, 8am. 216
Citrona Dr. All sales benefit Parkinson's
MOVING SALE Prices drastically
reduced. Mattresses, sofas, dining set,
china cabinet, wicker & more. Fri. & Sat.,
8am-4pm. 2653 Gregor McGregor Blvd.,
off Ohio, close to Atlantic Center.
The Fairway Formal Entry,
Double Walk-Ins in Master
2,274 sq. ft $244,900
4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
The Diamond Formal Dining Room,
Double Vanity in Master Bath
1,771 sq. ft. $199,900
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
1-95 TO A1A EAST TOWARD AMEUA ISLAND, RIGHT
ON MINER OAD. HICKORY VILLAGEIIS ON THE RIGHT
The Carmel with Bonus
Fomal Dining Room, Large Covered Patio
2,853 sq. ft. $274,900
4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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* 1414 lan Street
2/1 older MH. Available Now. $650/mo.
* 536-B N. Fletcher
2/2, 2 blocks from beach. Available Now. $975/rmo.
* 1601 Nectarine Street F-6
2/2 gated community. Walk to the hospital and shops. New
stainless steel appliances, squeaky
clean, washer & dryer, pool, outdoor storage
area. Upstairs unit. $1,000/mo.
* 86417 Peeples Rd.
3/2 Very nice home on large lot. Available May 1. $995/mo.
95020 Starling Court
Amelia National. Gated Community. Beautiful Brand New,
two story, 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home with 3 car garage.
Pool Privileges. $1,895/mo.
*531 S. 8th Street
Office Space down with 2/1 apartment upstairs. $1,550/mo.
for both. Tax on office together an
1939 S. 8TH Street 4 Office unit available, NOW $500/mo
each +tax. Great Location!
Located directly across from Burger King.
Properties subject to change.
Call for current availability.
Security deposit required equal to one months rent.
601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Spring cleaning,
everything must gol Good junk! Sat.
4/26, 8am-12pm. 4924 Plantation oaks
Dr., Fernandina Beach.
MULTI-HOME YARD SALE Page Hill,
86842 Worthington Dr. Somethihg for
everyone. Furniture, books, home decor.
Sat. 4/26, 8am-2pm.
YARD SALE Sat. 4/26, .8am-2pm.
86205 Riverwood Dr., Yulee.
BIG YARD SALE Furniture, clothes,
knick-knacks, tools, fishing, antiques. Too
much to list. Sat. 4/26, 8am-? in
Nassauville, past Springhill Baptist
Church, Santa ]uana to Clearwater Rd.
Follow signs. Rain cancels.
YARD SALE Sat. 4/26, 8am-10am.
Please no early birds. Children's toys,
books, furniture. #13 Jasmine Place.
GARAGE SALE Fri., noon-5pm & Sat.,
9am-noon. 2774 Racheal Ave.
WAREHOUSE SALE Maintenance,
plumbing & electrical materials, tools,.
household items, etc. Everything must
go! Sat. 4/26, 8am-4pm. 87 S. Fletcher
Ave. (in rear of building).
MOVING SALE Everything goes. Rain or
shine. 225 N 14th St, 4/26, 9am-2:30pm.
Wide variety of tools, 2 welding machines,
household items, home decor, Christmas
decorations, kitchenware, paints, cleaning
Items, Exercise machine, washer and
dryer, baby toys, party supplies,
Halloween costumes, shoes......And
much more. DO NOT MISS ITI
VIDALIA BAR-B-QUE MODEL 983 All
aluminum 4 burner rust free. Purchase
$2500, 1 yr old. Excellent like new con-
dition, sale for $1300. Call (904)277-8943
6X12 HALLMARK TRAILER Black V-
nose w/spring rear ramp door, side door,
interior dome light, air vents & a new
spare tire. $2850. Call Mike at 225-9637.
NORDIC TRAK EXERCISER Like new.
TONEY LITTLE AB LOUNGE EXTREME -
Bought off TV 3 months ago. $100.
FOR SALE Excellent shape. Large dining
room set, pecan finish, like new. 2 ped.
table w/extension, 6 chairs (2 arm chairs,
4 straight), lighted glass china hutch
w/buffet. Server w/7 drawer front. Must
see. $2000/OBO. Living Room Set,
excellent shape. Sofa, love seat, arm
chair, 2 end tables, 1 coffee table, red
cherry wood finish. Must see. $800/OBO.
Demo Homesites Wanted Now In
selected areas! For the New Kayak Pool -
The above ground pool with inground
features. Save $ with this unique
opportunity. Free Estimates/Fast Install-
ation/EZ Financing. Call (866)348-7560.
fOR SOLE BY OWNER
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FRIDAY. APRI 25.2008 CLASSIFIEDS Ni ws-LIADI "R
1 603 Miscellaneous
WANTED 10 homes to show off our new
lifetime exterior paint. Call now to see if
your home qualifies. (888)800-4056 (Lic.
FOR SALE Frigidaire side-by-side refrig-
erator, 25 c.f., white, exc. cond,, 2 yrs old,
$550. Whirlpool dishwasher, 2 yrs old,
white, 4-cycle, $175. (904)321-1343
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-
CUSTOM MADE SOLID cherry entertain-
ment center, $500. 27" Sony color TV,
$100, 4-Pc. white painted queen bedroom
suite, $175. 2-Person rattan dinette,
$100. Call (904)321-2057 after 6pm.
Cash or certified checks only.
5-PC. QUEEN PINE BR OUTFIT Head
& foot board, dresser w/hutch, chest of
drawers, & night stand. Great condition,
for $795. Call (904)415-0483.
FOR SALE Kenmore stove & overhead
microwave, matching white, just like new,
$250/each. Medium oak entertainment
center, $950. (904)277-2555
HIGH BACK UPRIGHT PIANO for sale,
$150. New England Piano Co. Call Council*
on Aging (904)261-0701 x117.
BUILDINGS FOR SALE Beat Next
Increase! Deposit holds for 3 months.
25x40 $6100. 30x40 $7300. 35x70
$12,290. 40x80 $14,900. Many others.
Manufacturer since 1980. (800)668-5422.
FOR SALE 2x4x8 (20 each), 2x4x16 (40
each), 2x8x10 (14 each), 2x10x16 (15
each). Will take $250 for all. Call
624 Wanted To Buy
I BUY JUNK CARS & heavy equipment
for scrap. (904)879-1190 or cell
701 Boats& Trailers
4'XS' UTILITY TRAILER Good
condition, $600. Call (904)626-1165.
1997 SEADOO CHALLENGER 1800 -
Twin engine jet boat w/trailer. Needs some
reupholstery. New motor. (904)557-3758
BOAT & TRAILER FOR SALE Trailer
almost new. $1.800. Call (9041321-2657.
BOAT DOCKAGEi FOR BIG BOATS Boat
Lifts 1 covered Dock & 1 uncovered dock
in very deep water. (904)703-4265.
704 Recreation Vehies
2001 15' A-LINER CAMPING TRAILER
- Lightweight, easy up and down, no
canass to maintain. $3595. Call (904)
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WIY KEN I WIHEM YUU LAN OWN!
New homes, 3BR/2BA, in town. 1/2 of
rent applied towards down payment. Call
today for more info. 753-3517, 753-0025
802 Mobile Homes
180 FT. WATERFRONT Spring fed lake,
Yulee, 4BR/2BA Merit, $103,900. Nick
Deonas Realty, Jan Johnson (904)556-
802 Mobile Homes I
1 ACRE LOT with newly renovated
14X78 3BR/2BA mobile home & 24x50x15
high covered carport with 12x24 2-story
storage building. $150,000. Owner will
consider financing with $15,000 down &
credit check. (90,1)753-5519
'00 4BR/2BA Yuloe Hills, gorgeous
acre, seller will pay 6K In closing costs.
Nick Deonas Realty, Jan Johnson (904)
MOVE TO YOUR LAND 20Q00 Home of
Merit, 4BR/3BA, LR, DR, den w/fireplace,
Irg kitchen, 2400 sq. ft. $55,000. Call
1804 Amelia Island Home
1601 INVERNESS 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage. Great location. Close to schools,
shopping & the beach. FSBO. $209,900.
3% realtor co-op. (386)864-8468
FSBO-CENTRAL ISLAND LOCATION -
3BR/1BA. Hard wood and tile floors. All
new appliances with washer/dryer. Big
yard. $1200/mo. Would consider lease
SIMMON'S COVE 1510 Persimmon Cir.
Avail. by owner. Beautiful turnkey
residence or investment. 3BR/2BA. 1980sf
+ 15x24 patio room with H/C, tile, carpet,
wood floors. No thru traffic, 2-car garage,
fenced backyard. Shopping, golf, fishing
close. 4 min. bike to beach. 491-4951.
$363K. Open house Sundays, 11:30-3pm.
OCEANFRONT HOME MAKE OFFER.
Priced $1.5M under appraisal at $4.9M,
OR BEST OFFER. Stunning ocean views
from this 7,400 sf home in The
Sanctuary at Amelia Island; secluded,
gated community; 5 BR/5.5 baths, fully
renovated and expanded in 2005. For
full package call owner at 404-200-
7481, or email to anotherdavl956
Bank Repos! 3BR/2BA home only $35K.
4BR/2.5BA home only $50K. Payments
from $199/mo. 5% dn, 20 yrs @ 8% apr.
for listings & info (800)482-9419. ANF
COASTAL LIVING COPY 1.7 acres on
island. Pond, pool. Country living In the
FSBO Motivated. 1660 sq. ft. 2BR/2BA,
bonus room w/upper deck ocean view.
261-6051 or 321-2350
Visit www.oceanfrontamelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
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
FOR SALE BY OWNER Oceanview
triplex. Great investment. Corner lot. Each
has 2BR/1.5BA, CH&A, W/D conn.,
covered porch. 737 N. Fletcher. $775,000.
(904)261-4127 or (904)556-9164
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call (904)
261-4066 for information. C.H. Lasserre,
AMELIA LAKES 1BR, 1st floor, luxury
condo. W/D, beautiful natural lake view,
gated, tennis, resort pool, fitness center.
$121,900. By owner (904)261-4089.
808 Off Island/Yue
Foreclosures! Buy 1-4BR homes from
$199/mo. Financing Refs Available. 5%
dn, 20 yrs @ 8% apr. For listings & Info
RENT TO OWN 3BR/2BA mobile home,
| Wilson '.. ji $500.0 down,
;!g$8SO/r.toi. -,!alqrtunity -for home
ownership. No Bank Qualify. 753-2202
$119,000/OBO 3BR/1BA block 1300
heated sq. ft. home. 86047 Florida Ave.,
Yulee. (904)468-0006 or (904)261-5077
(Real Estate Agent Preselected)
BY OWNER Yulee. 4BR/2BA. Built 2005.
Fenced yard, great neighborhood. Seller
Finance Possible. $220,000. 277-3555
Yulee fenced, off Harts Rd. w/unfinished
garage/apt $99,900. Nassauville Acre
$49,900. Nick Deonas Realty, Jan Johnson
Beautiful Wooded 1 Acre Lakefront
Lot on quiet Coopers Way cul-de-sac off
Roses Bluff Rd. Abuts conservation land.
Building site cleared & ready for your new
country estate. Price reduced for quick
sale. $52,900. Call (904)491-0324.
809 Lots j
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION Lot 43,
Sea Marsh Rd. Beautiful wooded
110'X152' lot. Includes ARB approved
house plans. $365,000. (404)372-6055
PRICE REDUCED on this beautiful
wooded lot on a quiet street at the south
end of Amelia Island near the Intra-
coastal. $149,900. Call Mary Caserta,
Century 21 Ferreira & Son (904)753-
1048. MLS 46219
810 Farms & Acreage
Florida Land Owner Financed 10 acre
estates, homes only, paved, underground
electric, $89,900, great value, special low
Interest rate. www. 800flaland.com,
Florida Woodland Group, Inc. (800)352-
5263, Lic. RE Broker. ANF
817 Other Areas
NEW ARIZONA LAND RUSH 1 or 2-1/2
"Football Field" sized lots! $0 down. $0
back guarantee! (866)819-2485 or
ABSOLUTE ESTATE AUCTION Sat.
5/3, 10am cst. Centre, AL, 550+/-
contiguous acres in tracts, abundant road
frontage, creeks. (866)789-5169, www.
american-auctioneers.com, Keith Baldwin
AL 1416. ANF
Tennessee Affordable lake properties
on pristine 34,000 acre Norris Lake. Over
800 miles of shoreline. Call Lakeside
Realty TODAY! (888)291-5253 or visit
7 WOODED ACRES with 2100 sq. ft.
Log Home Package. Easy Access to
Intracoastal Waterway. County Road
Frontage with UtilitiesI $89,9001 Call now
(866)950-5263, Ext. 103. ANF
10+/- ACRE ESTATE MOUNTAIN LOTS
Highly desirable location between
highlands and Cashiers, NC. Beautiful land
minutes from Lake Glenville, golf courses,
shopping, and restaurants. CONTACT:
David at (706)854-6731.
DOCKABLE LAKEFRONT & log cabin
only $89,900. Sale: Sat. 5/3 only.
Gorgeous 2100sf Ig cabin package &
beautifully wooded dockable waterfront
parcel on private, recreational lake in TN.
Quiet, gated community. Or, 5 acre lake
access with free boat slips just $24,900.
Excellent financing. Sold 1st come, 1st
served. Call now (888)792-5253 ext 1798.
MAJOR REAL ESTATE AUCTION Fri.
5/16, noon. Radford, VA. 78+/- acre
former St. Albans hospital campus will be
offered in 7 parcels. Property features a
106,800+/-s.f. Class A office building/
former hospital, a 42,000+/-s.f. historic
building, a 2280+/s.f. home/office, sup-
porting buildings & 58+/- ac of prime
development land with commercial &
residential potential. One tract has
frontage on the New River. Property
address: 6226 University Park Dr.,
Radford, VA 24141. Visit www.woltz.com
or call auctioneer for information.
Previews Wed. 4/23,, Wed. 4/30, Fri. 5/9,
from 12-3pm & Thurs. 5/15 from 3-5pm.
Woltz & Associates, Inc. (VA#321), Real
Estate Brokers & Auctioneers (800)551-
3588, Roanoke, VA 24011. ANF
DOCKABLE DEEP WATER & log home
$159,900. 2128 sf log home pkg &
spectacular level 1+ acre waterfront
setting. Enjoy 194 ft shoreline on main
channel, deep water w/big water views
Beautiful |hardwoods & pines. Private,
gated community. The finest for the
discriminating buyer, lowest financing in
yrs! Call now (800)564-5092 x 1080. ANF
ASHEVILLE, NC Mountain acreage
homesites from $49,000. Exc financing
available. Call (877)890-5253 ext. 3973,
NC MOUNTAINS 2+ acres with great
view, very private, big trees, waterfalls &
large public lake nearby. $49,500. Call
now (866)789-8535. ANF
$51 Roommate Wanted
ROOMMATE WANTED To share a clean
3BR/2BA house, close to beach. Available
5/1. $525/mo. + $250 security deposit
includes utilities and DSL. Service animals
ROOM FOR RENT Large house to share.
Carport, quiet neighborhood located in
Nassauville. $450/mo. + $150 non-
refundable dep. Incl. utilities. (904)583-
SINGLE MOTHER looking to share a
house with another single mother. Must be
a non-drinker, non-smoker, and a
Christian. Please contact me as soon as
ROOMMATE to share home. Full
privileges. References. Responsible.
$425/mo. Call (904)321-4363.
852 Mobile Homes
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT Sandpiper
Mobile Home Court. First qoast Hwy.
2BR/1BA ON ISLAND In town. $700/
mo. + $700 deposit. (904)753-0165
14X78 3BR/2BA newly renovated
mobile home on 1 acre In Yulee. $950/mo.
(Includes utilities) + $800 security deposit
with credit & background check. Lease &
references required. (904)225-9866
ISLAND DOUBLEWIDE Corner of
Nectarine & 15th. 3/2, carport, large
porch, H20, garbage p/u & lawn care
included. References required. $900/mo.
853 Mobile Home Lots]
CAMPER LOT for rent long term. $360/
mo. (904)261-6957. Sandpiper Court,
First Coast Hwy.
ROOM FOR RENT 5 minutes from
beach. Private bath, private entrance.
$125/wk. + $250 dep. Call 10am-6pm,
556-2069 or 277-8051.
At The Beach Efficiency $135/wk. 1BR
$200/wk, + dep., util. Incl. Long term. 2/1
house $250/wk + dep. 2&3BR MH starting
$185/wk or $750/mo + dep. 261-5034
FURNISHED APT. 1BR/1BA, historic
district. No smoking. LT. $700/mo. +
1BR BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED A.I.,
gated, Includes all utilities, short-term
rental. Beach access. No smoking. $1000.
(904)206-1071 or 321-4262.
1BR FURNISHED BEACH APT. Yearly
rent. Deposit required. Water & garbage
furnished. Call (904)261-3595.
OUEAN SIDE 2BK Main Beacn area,
ocean view, large deck. 12 mo. lease.
$975/mo. + utilities. Call (847)867-3163.
DOWNTOWN 1BR EFFICIENCY APT. -
for rent. Upstairs. No smoking. No pets
(except service animals). $550/mo. Call
3BR/1BA UPSTAIRS OCEAN VIEW
DUPLEX with deck, fenced yard. Pets
OK. No smoking. $1200/mo. Call (904)
HISTORIC DISTRICT 2BR/1BA. $795/
mo. Service animals, only..References
required. Available immediately. (904)
2BR HOUSE FOR RENT $850 +
utilities. Availale May 4th. Also, very nice
1,000sf 1BR apt, $800 Includes all
ALWAYS RENTING? Buy a 3BR/2BA
home only $200/mo. 5% dn, 20 yrs @ 8%
april For listings (800)482-9419. ANF
3BR/2BA OCEANVIEW DUPLEX Top
floor, 1 block from ocean, large deck, W/D
hookups. Lease plus deposit. $900/mo.
2BR APT. 1,000 sq. ft., $950. W/D,
deck, ocean view. Small pet OK. 1 month
security & references required. Ask for
MARINERS WALK 2BR/2BA, all
appliances, south end of Island, 5 minute
walk to. beach. Water, sewer & garbage
Included. $1000/mo. with lease. (814)
PHOENIX WALK 2BR/2BA. Golf, pool, &
beach access. Front & back courtyard. No
smoking. $950/mo. + deposit. 3-12 mo.
2BR/2BA in Forest Ridge Village.
Furnished. Remodeled. Community pool,
tennis, playground. 1/2 block from beach.
Small pets considered. No Indoor smoking.
3 month lease or longer. $900/mo.
Available Immediately. (904)415-6078
AMELIA WOODS 2BR/2BA, swimming
pool, washer/dryer, water, sewer, garbage
included & more! $950/mo. 415-0322
AFFORDABLE LUXURY CONDO 3BR/
2BA. Vaulted ceilings. New SS appliances,
flooring & paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. 1.5
miles to beach. $1050/mo. 904-251-9525
CONDOS FOR RENT
3/2 = $1,100/mo. 2/2 = $900/mo. All
these units have all the upgrades you
needle Pool, jacuzzi, and it's a gated
community! Call today (904)401-6612.
***** FIRST MONTH FREE *****
1132A Natures Walk. $1300/mo. 3BR/
2.5BA. Waterfront, deck, fireplace, pets
ok, lawn & pest control included. Call now
2BR/2BA VILLA at Amelia Lakes
Condominiums. $1050/mo. Garage avail-
able for $100/mo. Call (904)646-1811.
1BR/1BA In Amelia Lakes, gated
community pool, fitness center, tennis,
screened porch, appliances included.
NEVER LIVED IN! jiBi/ZA in ine
Cottages at Stoney Creek. 1-car garage,
gated community, pool and cabana.
Starting at $1,100/mo. Call (904)288-
GREAT ISLAND LOCATION 2BR/2BA/
2-car garage, vaulted .ceilings, fireplace,
new carpet & paint. Spa tub. Pool, tennis.
$925. Call (904)225-2112, Iv message.
2BR/2BA CONDO In Amelia Lakes.
W/D & water included. FP, screened porch,
garden tub, gated, pool, tennis, fitness
center. $950/mo. Call (904)206-2313.
3BR/2BA Family room, LR, kitchen/
dining room combo, balcony. 2800 W. 5th
St. Available immediately. $1295/mo.
Ref's & deposit required. (904)261-0994
5BR HOME FOR RENT -'2510 1st Ave.
Partial ocean view from upper deck,
garage. Will rent furnished or not. Great
beach house. $1550/mo, (904)753-0882
2406 PIRATES BAY 2BR/2BA with loft
& 2-car garage. $1200/mo. Call Amelia
Rentals at (904)261-9129.
MARSH VIEW IN PLANTATION -
Beautiful executive home In excellent
condition. 5000+ sq. ft. 3BR on 1 acre.
$4500/mo. + utilities. 1 year lease.
Unique Rentals (904)261-3900.
2500SF 4BR/3BA. Walk, to beach,
gourmet eat-in kitchen, fireplace, (2)
walk-in closets, porch, garage, alarm
system & sprinkler system. (904)321-
RENTALS AVAILABLE $900-$2,000/
mo. Vacation, lohg-term, seasonal. Fum.
or unfurn. Daily, weekly, monthly, yearly.
3BR/1BA COTTAGE on the edge of the
historic district. Stove & refrigerator, large
fenced, yard. Pets considered. $1000/mo.
+ dep. Ref's req'd. 261-4192, 753-3370
3BR/1.5BA ISLAND HOME Carport,
storage shed. $940/mo. + sec. dep. Call
2000SF TOWNHOUSE in Amelia Park,
1581 Park Ave. 3BR/2.SBA, 2-car garage,
upstairs balcony, & courtyard. $1400/mo.
+ deposit. Call (386)405-5710.
Real Estate Inc.
Approx 850 s.f. by Fasterial and Peacock Electric
in O'Neil, good exposure on A IA Great for
show room or office space $1350/mo + tax
*Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg 1889 S. 8th St
Lease by Huddle House $2,250/mo + tax or
*2400 s.f. located on island by the Airport on
Jamestown Rd. Great for retail, office or light
industrial use. $2,500/mo. + tax + utilities. *
1,300 +/- s.f. office In the Historic District. Short
distance to downtown. Historic Structure with-
in a nice setting. Rent + Camn = $ 1.350/mo. + tax
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
(2)Amelia Park Office Suites 576 s.f.+i- Fronting
14th Street and 900 s.f. +/- beside the
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St., just off of
Centre St. Lots of .parking in area and good
walking traffic. $3,1n00/mo. + util.& x .... ta
u Centre St. & 4th r;.reat,orer.'fo t ffi'. or
business, private parkin5 Ss5:)Calr'or'd8 'I
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
'UNLIKE THE REST!'
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Priced from $120,000 $175,000
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Short Stroll to Beach
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Nassau River home at the ICW. Dock.
bulkhead. lift. Ig. terminal dock, boat ramp
& much more. 3/3. 3.407 sf plus a guest
house Adjoining lot available.
Ocean view lot across rom beach access &] block
S. ofAtlantic Z/onrd R31 ,ind Is 501x254 $495.000
//42732. Adjoining Bcr.irhviw cottage. reurbishl
oir r(nov' & iulld new $489.900 #42732.
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Bells River home on deep water. Historical home, corner of Ash & 3rd. I
Unobstructed access to the ocean. bring Block to Centre St., 2 blocks to the marina.
your sailboat or trawlerl 4/2.2.609 sf. Restore to Its former glory. 2.627 sf, 4/2. Ig
90 4 lot w/additional lot available. C-3 zoning.
irconnn dA'oo .539.900
Pirates ,Cove lot. only 350 yards to the Two lots on Lofton Creek & Meadowflelds
beach. area ol custom homes. Key West bluff Rd. an area of beautiful custom
style home drawings available, homes.
S248.900 #38260 $299.900 each #45456 & 45458
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Fcrnandina Beach. FL 32034
86228 Eastport Dri NHampton 3BR/2BA $399,900
6748 Trout River Jax' o3BR/1 BA* $139,900
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SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND 1st Ave, B 3BR/3.5BA. 2 car garage. Ocean views. Screened
SBroonse Street :tl,2 1A with fenced back yard and porch & short walk to beach. $1695
screeeCd in ine l',o: vly hard wood floors. Close to Historic Beachwood Road (Amelia Island Plantation) 2BR/2BA
District. $1150 on Amelia Island Plantation. 1st floor overlooking pool,
* McGregor Blvd. 313 213A brick home with 2 car garage. lake & golf course. Water, sewer, trash & lawn care inc.
1750 sq. It. A lovely home with covered porch and rear fenced $1295
yard. Short walk to the beach and Recreation Center. $1250 Barclay Place 6C (Harrison Cove Villas) 3BR/3.5BA
* Woodberry Ln. (The Preserve)- 4BR/4BA or 4BR/3BA New unit with many upgrades. Screened porch, 2 car garage,
lIom\ w fireplace. Coumnunity pool, Golf club membership. Washer/Dryer included. $1795
l'est control & lawn care included. $2200 S. Fletcher A or B 2BR/1BA, newly renovated with new
* Nature's Gate Court (Natures Gate) 4/2 Beautifully appliances. Oceanfront. Great views. $1450
inilainied brick home that backs up to Greenbelt. $1550 9 Mizell 103B (Amelia Woods) Walk to beach from this spa-
Includes water & lawn care cious 1BR/1BA condo. Large front & back decks. Community
* Eastwind Dr. (Ocean Reach) Beautiful 4BD/2BA home pool & tennis courts. $800
on corner lot, family room with fireplace, formal living & din- Spring Tide 'Ln. (River Place) 4BD/4BTH or 3BR/4BA
ing room \wilh large kitchen. $1550 Riverfront featuring ratios on all levels overlooking the marsh
* S. 9th St.- 13B1)IBA Very nice quaint home. Close to all & river, 2 car garage, private elevator. Boat slip available
amenities. $775 with one. $2300
Bahama Pt. 1425 Like new 2BR/2BA deluxe floor plan in
SINGLE FAMILY OFF ISLAND Paradise Commons. Large screened porch off living room
* Cherry Laurel Way (Hickory Village) 3BR/2BA like new overlooking lake & natural area. $1050
home convenient to everything! Upgraded kitchen with lots First Ave. Duplex 2BR/1HA Downstairs unit. Short dis-
of open living space. Water & lawn mtintepapc ineldedd. ~ea tg te bap so, LaW g;4 indudqd4. Available April 1st
$1250 $900 '
* Cottage Court (Stoney Creek) NEW! 2BR/2BA 1st floor F~ LY FURNISHED
unit with 14100 sq. ff. Screened in lanai with community pool. Ocean .Dunes DI 2BR/2BA. Nicely furnished. Ground
Conveniently located to schools and shopping. $1075 floor unit. Oceanfront patio & community pool. $1450
Iaslie Court 3/2 Fully furnished, only 2 blocks to the
CONDO/TOWNIHOME/APARa'MENTS beach. Open floor plan and large deck. $1550 Available 6/15
* Park Avenue (Amelia Park) 3BR/2.5BA Townhome with Ash Street 4/2 in Historic District! Beautifully redone and
2 car garage and private courtyard. Central location. $1,200 fully furnished. Private backyard. $2000
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$385,000 North Hamplon MLS# 44703
4BR/2BA, 2872sf on 6th tee
Brad Goble- 261-6166
$75U,U00 Fernandina uay MLS# 43544
3BR/3BA Great Ocean View
Nip Galphin 277-6597
$1,650,000 AlP MLSi 43705 $475,000 508 Ash Street -*MLS #45970
4BR/4BA, 4422sf, flexible floor plan 4BR/2.5 BA, 2061 s.l.,historic Fernandina
Nip Galphin 277-6597 Brad Goble 261-6166
$1,595,000 S. Fletcher, Ocean Front MLS 45255
On two buildable lots. DBemo & Rental panrits in place.
Brad Goble 261-6166
$329,500 Natures Gale Ct. MLS# 43607 $625,000 Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365
3BR/2BA 1903sf Corner Lot 4BR/3BA 2578sf In Seaside Subdivision
Brad Goble.- 261-6166 Nip Galphin 277-6597
$165,000 The.Palms MLS# 45243
2BR/2BA Many Upgrades
Brad Goble 261-6166
$475,000- Amelia Park MLS# 45624
3BR/2BA plus Garage Apartment
Brad Goble 261-6166
8334 S i L anein thsntr y ionl outAmliaIslad $,9 00
3BR/2BA Foreclosurel $25,000. Only
$199/mo. 5% down 20 years @ 8% apr.
Buy 4BR $477/mo. For listings (800)366-
9783 ext 5798. ANF
314 S. 14TH ST Conveniently located
2BR/1.SBA brick home with huge fenced
yard, carpets, W/D, dishwasher, optional
oversized storage out-building, perfect for
contractor. $900 house, $106 out-
building. Drive by; call number on sign.
$200 off 1st moe. rent with this ad.
AMELIA PARK Garden district cottage.
2BR/2BA, den, family room with fireplace,
1-car garage, pew carpet & paint. 1612
Ruskin Ln. $1200/mo. (904)321-1980
BEACH HOUSE 3BR/2BA, 2-story,
garage, ADT. All new upgrades. 2 blocks
from the ocean. $1200. (310)537-8498
3BR/2BA CH&A. Deep water. Boat
dock. First Coast Realty (904)879-1008.
2192B 1ST AVE. TOWNHOUSE $1350/
mo. + utilities. 3BR/2.5BA, 2 car garage,
fireplace, deck, W/D included. Great
house and location. (904)583-4563
CHARMING 2BR/1BA Bamboo floors,
screen porch, sunroom, W/D hookup,
close to downtown. No smoking. $935/mo
+ utilities. (904)321-1179 or (904)556-
3BR/2BA HOME FOR RENT Split floor
plan, fireplace, large back deck, oversized
double garage. Convenient to the Island
and off-island shopping. Security deposit
and credit check required. $1100/rpo.
includes lawn care. (904)261-2636
25 South 3rd SLt. Adorable clean cottage. Next to 29
South restaurant. Ideal shop or office space. S1500 me.
Office/Retail Space from $10 PSF NNN on Island. Beat
deal on Amelia Island.
Builder's Partner needed for joint venture. Lots ready
io build on. Can subordinate. Call Phil for details.
2 Acro Comm on A1ASR 200. Offered below appraised
Investors: Fully loasod house at 332 S. 9lh with com-
ercia zoning. Priced to sall atS 60,.000,
Buyer Tenant Representation Business
Consulting Business Plans. Need commercial
assistance? We're here to help.
* ELDERBERRY DR. 3BR/3.5BA condo.
Located in Preserve at Summer Beach. 2600 sq.
ti. 2 car garage. S1.600/mo. Available 5/20/08.
* SOUTH 15TH ST. 3BR/2BA house. Close
to schools. Available 5/5/08.
* SOUTH FLETCHER AVE. 1BR/1BA
unit. Great ocean view. $800/mo. Available
* BLACK ROCK ROAD 3BR/2BA house, 2
car garage. $ 1100/mo. Available 5/1/08.
TARPON AVE. Furnished 3BRM2BA
duplex. Close to beach. S1295/mo. Available
* FIRST AVE. 3BR/2BA duplex. 1 car
garage. $1,195/mo. Available now.
* VILLAGE DRIVE (MLRSH LAKES) -
3BR/2.5BA house. 2 car garage. $1200/mo.
Includes yard maint. Available Now.
*BEACHWOOD Furnished 2BR/2BA
condo. Close to beach. $1395/mo. Includes all
basic utilities. Available now till 12/1/08.
* PINEY ISLAND 3BR/2BA house. 2 car
garage. S1400/mo. Available now.
* OCEAN PARK 2BR/2BA funuished condo.
$1500/mno. Includes utilities. Available Now.
* ELLEN ST. 2BR/1.5BA 0 unit. Close to
beach. $875/imo. Available Now.
* FOREST RIDGE 2BR/1BA condo. Close
to beach. $1050/ino. Includes all utilities.
* BLUE HERON 3BR/2BA house. 2 car
garage. $1095huo. Available Now.
- AMELIA GREEN 2BR/2.5BA condo with
loll. 1 car garage. $1150/mo. Available Now.
* PERIMETER PARK DR. 2BR/2BA unit
located in Amelia Park. 1500 sq. ft. 1 car
garage. $1200/mo. Available Now.
*FOREST RIDGE 3BRi2BA condo,
Community pool and tennis courts. $950/mo.
lisit Amelia-era.com for more listings.
3BR/2BA Lakewood subdivision, fenced
yard, screened porch. $1250/mo. + dep.
Call Mary at (904)277-4634.
4BR/3BA OCEAN REACH 2200sf, like
new, 2-car grg, walk to beach. $1375/
mo., incl lawn maint. 2879 Tidewater St.
(904) 556-9690. See at tinyurl.com/
FOR RENT N. Fletcher Guest Cottage.
Newly renovated. Walk to beach. 2BR/
1BA, living room, dining room, kitchen,
deck, 2-car garage. No smoking. Avail
immediately. $1100/mo. (912)634-3873
NORTH HAMPTON ,- 3/2.5, 1950 s/f.
$1600/mo. Call Don Brown Realty
(904)225-5510 or 571-7177
87535 CREEKSIDE DR. Pristine 3/2
home. Like new. Security & sprinkler
system. Large eat-in kitchen. $1250, lawn
care IncI. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. 277-
0006. Chester Rd. to Roses Bluff. Left into
Creekside, a newer smaller neighborhood.
3-4BR/2BA Single family home on
island. Nice neighborhood. $1100/mo. +
utilities & deposit. (904)277-2877
QUIET 3BR/2BA + office & detached
garage on 1 acre marsh front with deep
water creek in Nassauville. $1250/mo.
WALK TO THE BEACH! 2242-A 1st Ave.
3BR/2.5BA 1,530sf duplex, screened
patio, privacy fence, appliances, 1-car
garage. Includes weekly yard service.
$1,275/mo. Contact Art Barry (478)731-
5BR HOME FOR RENT 2510 1st Ave.
Partial ocean view from upper deck,
garage. Will rent furnished or not. Great
beach house. $1550/mo. (904)753-0882
3978 1ST AVE. 3BR/2pA, in ground
pool w/service, d cks, screened party
room, new carpet. $1495. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
5BR/2BA Home only $425/mo. 3BR/
2BA home only $199/mo. More 1-4BR
homes available. For listings (800)482-
AMELIA PARK 2BR/2BA, LR, DR/dern,
kit w/granite, hdw/tile floors, screened
porch In garden area. 1-car garage. Rent
$1350/mo. + 1 mo. sec. (904)222-1953
97076 ARNOLD RIDGE DR. Must see.
4BR/2BA brick home. $1350 Includes lawn
& pest service. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
SEASONAL RENTAL Historic district,
2BR/1BA. $7,000 for 7 months. Service
animals only. References required.
Available immediately. (904)491-0072
VACATION CHALET in North Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful. Lots
to do. $545/wk. or $95/day. (904)757-
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
HIGH VISIBILITY OFFICE SPACE -
available In Yulee at AlA & US17. Includes
utilities & Internet. Call Lee at 557-1029.
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA 2000 sq.
ft. available. Call 753-2018 for more
,FirstAve. 2BR/1.5BA Unfum w/ garage.
$875 Avail. May.
*3BR/3BA at Flora Parke w/ bonus, very
nice yard and convenient to Jax, island
and Kings Bay. $1,450/mo. + utilities.
*3BR/2.5BA atAmelia Woods, short dis-
tance to beach, pool, tennis. Will do
lease purchase $ 1,250/mo. + util.
*3BR/I BA in the Historic District, very
charming and a short distance to
downtown $l,100/mo. + util.
Nassauville. Alligator Creek 3/2 home
$ I, 100/mo
3BR/3BA home at North Hampton.
Very nice upgrades in a quiet golf com-
munity. $1,700/mo. + util. Lawn maint
incl in rent.Willl do lease/ purchase.
*200 Lighthouse Circle 3BR/2BA w/
magnificent view of Egans Creek. Lease
$ 1,850/mo. + util. See' to appreciate.
*903 Stanley Dr.- 3/2,W&D hookup, car
port. big yard w/ oaks. $ I,I 00/mo.
2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher
Call for more information
T M- a 3 *
OFFICE FOR LEASE 850 sq. ft. 1557 S.
8th. $900/mo. Call (904)277,4743 or
1018 SQ. FT. South end of Island.
$1550/mo. Call (904)277-3376.
BUSINESS OFFICE SPACE available by
September 2008, at 1303 Jasmine Street.
Two new sections to be built. Call
DEERWALK Prime high visibility location
on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf units. Curtiss
Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-4066.
3 MATURE WOMEN want large upscale
house long term on island. Pool a plus.
Would be good tenants. 321-2438
"98" JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LIMITED
SPORT UTILITY 4WD; 78K miles;
White; New Tires; Sunroof; Stereo/CD
player; leather; roof rack; running boards;
towing package. $6,750. (904)491-5700
1995 TOYOTA CAMRY LE $2,000/OBO.
Radio & air conditioner work. Runs good.
Call (904)477-2426 after 6pm.
94 JEEP WRANGLER New 38.5"
boggers, 406 Chevy small block fresh
rebuilt. 1 ton rear end 3/4 ton front end
all 3/4 ton drive train. $6000/OBO.
(904)557-3758 or 277-4150.
2000 OLDS SILHOUETTE 7-passenger
mini van. Two eight-way captains seats,
dual A/C, all power CD, dual sliding doors.
Great condition inside and body no
damage. 120,000 miles. See at All Pro
Automotive. $3,800. 277-8039
'93 JEEP 4X4 GRAND CHEROKEE -
60,000 miles on new engine. $2400/OBO.
1996 CHEVY CAPRICE CLASSIC 4
door. 43,500 miles. Leather, new tires,
automatic small block V-8. $4,900. (904)
1996 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Navy
blue, leather interior, sun roof, 114K
miles. $4,000. (904)557-3758 or 277-
2000 FORD EXCURSION Need to sell.
$4000. Call (904)321-2838 or (904)588-
1996 DODGE RAM 180K miles.
Cummins turbo diesel. $3,000/OB0.
(904)557-3758 or 277-4150
2005 BURGMAN 650 $5,400 firm. Call
(904)583-2067 for more information.
2007 HARLEY DAVIDSON ULTRA
CLASSIC 2500 miles, lots of extras.
$21,500. Call (904)742-5665 or (904)
'01 SUZUKI 80 Jr. dirt bike, $800. '03
Honda 110 dirt bike, $1200. '07 Yamaha
TTR50 dirt bike, electric start, less that 50
hrs., paid $1400, will take $1000. All well-
maintained. Call (904)626-1165.
'07 HARLEY DAVIDSON SUPER GLIDE
-Custom, black & chrome, 400& miles.
$13,500. Call (904)753-3695.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904)261-8030 0 Cell (904) 753-0366
Unfurnished Condos On Island
Forest Ridge 2BR/IBA flat Close to beach
pool & tennis courts $900/mo.Available now.
Cape Sound Condos Gated commimity in
Anelia Island w/ pool. fitness center & gazebos
arotnd 2 acre lake.
2181 White Sands Way 3BA/2.5BA. 1992 SF 2
floors w/lake view Sts450/ma
2167 Pebble BeachdWay 3BR/35BA 2,404 SF, 3
floors w/ elevator. $1.600/mo.
1883 White Sands Way- 3BR35BA 2,404 SF,
3 floors w/elevator. St600/no.
2152 White Sands Way 3BR/3BA, 1992 SF, 2-
Furnished Condos On Island
-1885 White Sands Way at Cape Sound-
3BR/rSBA, 2404 SF, completely furnished, main.
30 day lease. Rate varies based on season.
2166 White Sands Way at Cape Sound
3BR/35BA. completely furnished, rain. 30 day
lease Rate varies based on season.
2110 Beach Wood Vffilla atAntelia Island
Plantation 2BR/2BA end unit on 2nd floor,
fully furnished, overlooks pool, lake &golf
.r"54,1e Dne 18 n the Amelia Island lntatirv,.,r ~' -'oan $4 'a,695 ,000
R Chaplin Williams Rentals.
314 S. 14th Street 2/1.5, centrally located, close to shopping,
schools & dining. Huge fenced backyard. $900/mo. (Large stor-
age shed avail for extra $100/mo.)
96928 Buccaneer Trail 3/2 Cyprus home inside/opt, Italiati
tile floors in main living, gourmet kitchen, 1,600 sf, beautiful
back deck, lots of privacy, 3 car garage. $1,300/mo. Avail 5/1.
1573 Park Avenue in Amelia Park 1/2 OFF 1ST MONTHS
RENT! 2/2.5, Master downl, 1,794 sf, nice patio sitting area, 2
car garage, close to shopping, dining and schools. $1,300/mo.
308 S. 4th Street 3/2.5, walking distance to historic dowsn-
town, fenced backyard, gourmet kitchen, tile floors throughout
living area. $1,350/mo. Avail 5/1.
1641 Park Avenue in Amelia Park 2/2.5, 2 master suites,
beautiful courtyard for outside barbeques. 2 car garage. Close
to shopping, dining & beach. $1,350/nmo.
2811 Ocean Mist Drive In Ocean Sound- 3/2 home one block
from beach w/ beach access. Screened-in lanai. $1,350/mo.
1843 Windswept Oaks Lane in Ocean Reach 3/2 home w/
screened lanai, fenced backyard. 2 car garage, dining & study,
FP in family room, split floor plan. $1,450/mio.
1791 Arbor Drive in Parkway South 3/2, 1760 sf home in
great community, close to Ritz & beach. $1,450/mo.
1365 Manucv Road 3/2.5, .2,486 sf home with many
upgrades hardwood and tile floors throughout hoine, gourmet
kitchen. Irrigation system, alarm, washer/dryer and water sof-
tener. Lawn care inc. 2 car garage, close to Ritz and
1549 Geddes Lane in Amelia Park 3/2 furnished townhome
close to shopping, dining & schools. Master downstairs, 2 car
garage. 1,947 sf. $1,650/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. Short walk
to beach, beautiful comm. pool. Summer Beach membership
available for small fee. $1,650/mo.
95152 Elderberry, Lane in The Presertve Bautiful 3/2.5
town home, 2,605sf, master suite down, community pool,
W&D and lawn care inc. Summer Beach membership available
for small fee. 2 car garage. $1,650/mio.
1260 Harrison Pointe Trail in Plantation Pointe 4/3 w/ fam-
ily room, dining room, living room & kitchen breakfast nook.
Master bath w/ garden tub. All tile floors, steam room,
screened pool &'hot tub overlooking marsh/Intracoastal water-
way, high efficiency 3 zone HVAC w/ electrostatic & UV sys-
tem, 2 car garage, plantation shutters, surround sound ceiling
speakers & security system. Pool care inc. $2,300/mo
15 Willow Pond in Amelia Island Plantation 3/2.5 furnished
home w/ in-ground swimming pool & pool cabana suite locat-
ed on the golf course. All utilities, pool & lawn care inc.
75170 Johnson Lake Road 3/2 house w/ dock on Johnson
Lake, fenced yard w/ sunroom/porch on back. $850/mo.
Amelia Lakes Condominiums ASK ME ABOUT FREE
iRENT! onveniently located just off the island in a beautiful
gated community. #715 1/1, ground level unit w/ partial lake
view, close to pool & workout center. Avail, late April.
$825/mo. #1522 1/1, upstairs unit w/ full view of lake from
screened porch. $825/mo. #625 2BR deluxe floor plan, 2nd
floor end unit w/ new paint, tile floors, 1,180 sf includes W&D.
$950/mo. #415- 2BR deluxe floor plan, ground floor end unit
w/ new paint, tile floors, 1,180 sf, includes W&D. $950/mo. *
#423 Traditional floor plan, 2nd fl. unit. $950/mo.
86678 Cartesian Pointe Dr in Cartesian Pointe 3/2 +
office/den or 4th bedroom, 1,903 sf, large family room, 2 car
garage, washer & dryer inc., convenient to Jax and St Mary's.
86250 Cartesian Pointe Dr in Cartesian Pointe 3/2 split
floor plan, large family room w/ vaulted ceilings leads, to open
kitchen, upgrades throughout, covered patio 16oks out to
woods, new irrigation system & sod. $1,200/mo. Avail 5/1.
86422 Meadowwood Drive in Meadowfield 4/2 home over-
looking pond, covered lanai, 1900+ sf, 2 car garage, security &
irrigation systems. $1,250/mo. Avail. 5/1
4Q37 Smmer Breeze Drive in North Shore 4/2, 1900+ sf,
screened porch large lot v/ partial marsh view, wood & tile
floors in main living. $1,350/mo. Avail 5/1.
95057 Buckee Cpurt 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. $1,695/mo.
95155 Bermuda Drive in Amelia National Beautiful new
5/4 home overlooking 7th fairway & pond, 3 car garage, 3,000+
sf w/ PP. 'teen suite upstairs w/ bonus/media room, bedroom &
full bath, Social amenities inc. $1,750/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. $1,800/mo.
96017 Tara Glen Lane in Blackrock Hammock 4/3.5, 2-
story Mediterranean style home on pond, corner lot, 2.983 sf, 3
car garage, hardwood floors & berber carpet, 2-stgry family
nAmella Coastal Realty
608 S. 8th St.
Fe9ni4.1a 2 Beacd FL 32034
4 Ocan lubDrivin he mela IsandPlatatin $,29,00