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Finally,


church


to open

ANGELA DAUGHTRY
SNews Leader
After about four months of
delays, meetings and legal
ambiguities over the city fire
code, First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach is finally
able to open its doors to its con-
gregation.
A certificate of occupancy
for the new structure on South
Eighth Street was signed by
Interim Building Official
Charles Barr about 2 p.m.
Tuesday. Barr had been reluc-
tant to sign the certificate
because of his particular inter-
pretation of fire codes, in spite
of a former building official's
approval of the structure. Both
former and current fire mar-
shals had also concurred the
structure was safe, as well as
several architectural experts.
According to a memo from
Community Development
Director Marshall McCrary,
Barr agreed to sign the certifi-
cate of occupancy after archi-
tectural firm Foreman, Seeley
& Fountain issued an affidavit
stating that "the work has been
done in conformity with the
reviewed plans and with the
structural provisions of the
technical codes."


PHOTO BY PIETERJORDAAN/FOR THE NEWS.LEADER
Hundreds gathered Tuesday night at First Baptist
Church to worship and praise God that their new build-
ing has been approved by the city for occupancy.


McCrary said he was happy
to see that everyone is com-
fortable with the way the code
has been addressed, and added
that Barr "has done a lot to
bring the building department
up to speed."
"I'm thrilled the church will
be ready for a great Christmas
celebration," said McCrary.
Mike Mullin, attorney for
the church, said he had spo-
ken with McCrary several
times Tuesday in an effort to
finally resolve the matter.
"It's a great day for mem-


bers of the church," said
Mullin. "Especially the fact that
(the church) didn't have to do
everything the city wanted to
be done." The city interpreta-
tion of the code suggested
$50,000 to $80,000 in repairs
might be necessary.
Mullin said that the patience
and efforts of both the Rev. Jeff
Overton and church adminis-
trator the Rev. Bill Crews "were
a tremendous reflection on the
congregation." But, referring
BAPTIST Continued on 3A


City attorney irked:



Sapp 'slandered me'

ANGELA DAUGHTRY
NewsLeader


City Attorney Tammi Bach
said City Commissioner Ron
Sapp "crossed the line"
Tuesday night in criticism of
her job performance, and she
suggested that she might even
sue him for slander.
During a regular city com-
mission meeting notable more
for animosity than solidarity,
Sapp made a motion to termi-
nate the employment contracts
of both Bach and City Manager
Michael Czymbor. He, got no
support from the other four
commissioners.
That followed sharp
exchanges between Sapp and.
Bach, Commissioner Eric
Childers' accusation that Sapp
has undermined the public's
faith in city officials and
Commissioner Susan Steger's
lament about the "tone" of the
discussion.
In an e-mail sent at i:26 am.
Wednesday, just hours after the
meeting concluded, Bach told
Sapp, "I believe you slandered
me tonight, and I hope you
have some factual and legal jus-
tification for your statements. I
fully intend-to defend my rep-
utation and pursue any and all
remedies I may have to protect
my reputation."


Bach Sapp


Responding to questions,
Bach said in an e-mail
Thursday, "I have not made any
decisions about what remedies
I may pursue. Ijust wanted Mr.
Sapp to know that he crossed
the line, especially when he
admitted publicly that he did
not confer with any legal coun-
sel before making such bold
statements about alleged vio-
lations of the law."
In her e-mail to Sapp, she
wrote, "I really believed you
were an honest and open politi-
cian with the best intentions. I
was wrong. ... I am disap-
pointed as your employee and
as a citizen."
Sapp replied by e-mail,
"Slander is a serious charge. I
would have to know something
I said was untrue and say it
with malice. Believe me, there
is no malice and I believe every-
thing I said was true."
"What you think of me, and


Childers Steger

Ieofyou,isirrel-
Jacobs. evant," Sapp
contract wrote Bach. "I
ile serve the peo-
rlles- pie of Fernan-
COUnty, dina Beach and
4A you work for
the commis-
sion. I am going
to continue to work for my con-
stituents in whatever way I can
serve them best, even ques-
tioning your decisions, and I
trust you will do the same."
Sapp complained during the
meeting about what he termed
the illegal hiring of local attor-
ney Buddy Jacobs for lobbying
purposes and about an illegal
meeting of the city's Code
Enforcement and Appeals
Board.
Bach said when the city
hired Jacobs two weeks ago
that legal services for the city

SAPP Continued on 3A


NEW COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


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Nassau County Commissioner Stacy Johnson, middle, and her great-grandfather John Bissell celebrate Johnson's swearing-in during a cer-
emony Tuesday at the Nassau County Courthouse. Left, Nassau County Commissioner Walter Boatright and his son Steven celebrate
Boatright's swearing-in. Danny Leeper, right, also was sworn in as a new county commissioner. The three won election this year.


City OKs


plan for


waterfront

ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
A downtown waterfront conceptual
plan put together by the city's
Waterfronts Florida Partnership and
Parks & Recreation Advisory
Committee was unanimously approved
by city commissioners at their Tuesday
meeting. A few minutes later, they
sought to modify it.
The plan incorporates several inde-
pendent designs as well as offering a
timeline, parking concepts and grant
considerations for revitalizing the
Amelia River waterfront. Some design
elements to be addressed immediate-
PLAN Continued on 3A


Proud mom watches astronaut son


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
DeAnn Johnson of
Fernandina Beach won't be able
to spend Thanksgiving with her
son Shane Kimbrough, but
shell be keeping close tabs on
him by television.
That is because Kimbrough
is hovering over planet Earth
in Space Shuttle Endeavor on a
16-day mission. He and a crew
of six are monitored 24 hours a
day by NASA cameras.
The proud mother, who is
married to city airport manager
Richard Johnson, said she
keeps the television on the
NASA channel most of the time,
and she was able to watch her
son on his first walk in space
Thursday.
While she will spend Than-
ksgiving with her other son in
Atlanta, Johnson said she plans


The shuttle crew's Thanksgiving menu
includes 'irradiated smoked turkey.'
'thermostabilized candied yams' and
rehydratable green beans and mushrooms.'


to leave Nov. 28 for Kennedy
Space Center, where Kim-
brough is to land on Sunday.
Kimbrough was scheduled
to do two space walks while on
the space mission, which is his
first The mission's purpose is to
deliver equipment and supplies
to the International Space
Station and service the shuttle's
Solar Alpha Rotary Joints. The
mission, named STS-126,
launched Nov. 14 from NASA's
Kennedy Space Center. One
crew member will remain on
the ISS to replace another crew
member who will return home


with the shuttle crew.
Johnson says that even
though her son is an astronaut
and 41 years old, she still wor-
ries about him.
"Last night I got a phone call
from Shane," says DeAnn, "and
I asked him how he was sleep-
ing and how he was eating."
Johnson showed with much
amusement a list of menu items
for the Thanksgiving dinner
provided for Kimbrough and
crew in space. The menu
includes items like "irradiated
smoked turkey," "thermostabi-
lized candied yams," and "rehy-


dratable green beans and mush-
rooms."
"We'll have a real dinner for
him once he gets back," said
Johnson. She said she is the
only family member who will
be visiting him in Houston,
where he lives, after the flight.
Kimbrough is married with
three children.
"He e-mailed me from space
Sunday on my birthday," said
Johnson, "and said they were
over Australia. He said the col-
ors were brighter than he's ever
seen."
"He said he would fly into
the sky as a seven-year-old," she
said. "I'm humbled by the fact
that I have a child who can do
this.... It has been a very nice
journey."
For information on Kimb-
rough's journey and other space
missions, go to www.nasa.gov.
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50 YEARS AGO

Leon Daughtry and Joel
Dunn of Fernandina Beach
were recovering after their
60-foot trawler exploded in
the Gulf of Mexico.
November 20, 1958

25 YEARS AGO

City Commissioner Ron
Sapp called for a formal rep-
rimand of the "salty lan-


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Local government leaders
expressed optimism about
city-county relations after
the ouster of Republicans
John Crawford and Chris
Kirkland in favor of Demo-
crats Dave Howard and
Floyd Vanzant.
November 21, 1998


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LOOKING BACK


Stand by yourpan to avoid Turkey Day disaster
In 2006, Tlhanksgiving Day i preparing the home while food is cook- utensils, paper or plastic bags,
topped the charts once again a meal ing and use a timer to remind food packaging, towels or cur-
as the peak day for home because you that the stove or oven is tains away from your stove
Cooking fires. According to fires often on. top. Clean up food and grease
National Fire Protection start when Keep in mind that you from burners andthe stove
Association (NFPA) reports, i items should avoid wearing loose top.
there were 1,400 home struc- cooking clothing or dangling sleeves Watch NFPA's new Dan
ture fires involving cooking "-- are left while cooking. Loose clothing Doofus public service
equipment that year, which is unattended," said Lorraine can catch fire if it comes in announcement about cooking
more than three times the Carli, NFPA's vice'president of contact with a gas flame or safety at www.dandoofus.org.
daily average. communications. "As much as electric burner. For more information and
Cooking is the leading unexpected guests are some- No kids allowed: Keep additional safety tips on cook-
cause of home fires and home times a part of the holidays, kids away from cooking ing and other topics visit
fire injuries. Each year, hun- you don't want the fire depart- areas by enforcing a "kid-free www.nfpa.org.
Sdreds of people in the United ment arriving because your zone" of three feet around the NFPA has been a world-
States are killed in fires that feast is going up in flames." stove, wide leader in providing fire,
involve cooking equipment NFPA offers these tips for If you have young children, electrical, building and life
and thousands mqre are safer cooking: use the stove's back burners safety to the public since 1896.
injured. Annually, these fires Stand by your pan: Stay whenever possible, and turni The mission of the interna-
S result in more than half a bil- in the kitchen when you are pot handles inward to reduce tional non-profit organization
lion dollars in direct property frying, grilling, or broiling the risk that pots with hot con- is to reduce the worldwide
damage to homes and their food. If you must leave the tents will be knocked over. burden of fire and other haz-
contents. kitchen for even a short peri- Never hold a small child while ards on the quality of life by
"Cooking fires can easily od of time, turn off the stove, cooking. providing and advocating con-
be prevented by following a If you are simmering, bak- Keep it clean: Keep any- sensus codes and standards,
few simple precautions, such ing, boiling or roasting food, thing that can catch fire pot research, training and educa-
as staying in the kitchen when check it regularly, remain in holders, oven mitts, wooden tion. Visit www.nfpa.org.


WEEKLY UPDATE


Quit smokingclasses
Quit Smoking Now!
brought to you by the Nassau
County Health Department
and AHEC, is a six-week class
designed to help you beat the
addiction to tobacco.
Monday lunchtime classes
began Nov. 17 and run
through Dec. 22 from noon-
1:30 p.m. Tuesday evening
classes began Nov. 18 and run
through Dec. 23 from 6- 7:30
p.m. Classes are held in lunch-
room 1 at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, 1250 South
18th St. To register call Jenni-
fer at 548-1867 or e-mail jenni
fer_emmons@doh.state.fl.us.
Recreation meeting
Staff with the county Build-
ing Maintenance and Parks
and Recreation departments
will meet Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in
the commission chambers at
the James S. Page Govern-
mental Complex to hear from
the public about development,
for recreation purposes, of
county owned property in the
Nassau Lakes community and
off Orange Street.
Prescription
plan help
There are more than 55
Prescription Drug Plans for
2009, and premiums and co-
pays will change for 2009.
Unbiased and free assistance
is available to help you choose
the plan that suits your needs
and budget.






Tliefamily of the [ate
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i wishes to express our
thanks andtgratitude to
afl the churches, pastors,
fainifies, fienAis a tlie / i
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County. 'W2l1ords" cMannot
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Cointat Meg McAlplh'e,' '
University of Florida Nassau
County Extension Service, at
548-1116. Appointments are
available beginning Dec. 2.
Recreation
commission
A public meeting of the
Nassau County Recreation
Commission will be held at 7
p.m. Dec. 4 at the Nassau
County Building Mainte-
nance/Parks Recreation
office, 45195 Mussel White
Road in Callahan. For more
information call 5484689.
Cell phone recycling
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center is collecting
used and about-to-be-discard-
ed cell phones for redeploy-
ment nationwide and in devel-
oping countries to improve the
quality of life through better
communication. If the phone
cannot be reused, it will be
recycled according to EPA
standards.
Phones may be dropped of
at the Volunteer Center, 1001
Atlantic Ave., Suite B,
Fernandina Beach or
dropped in the mail slot after
hours.
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center enlists volun-
teers to support non-profit
agencies and their work in
Nassau County and conducts
projects of its own to assist
those in need. For more infor-
mation call 261-2771 or e-mail
ncvcfb@aol.com.


FOR THE RECORD

John Carvalho's name of
Mixed Media Design &
Printing was a sponsor for the
13th annual Reggie Hunt
Memorial Golf Marathon.
His name was spelled incor-
rectly in Wednesday's Sports
pages.
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The News-Leader strives for
accuracy. We will promptly cor-
rect allfactual errors.
Please notify the editor of
errors at m['pa iii.l-1 '.'bi, ,i
eader.com or call (904) 261-
3696.


OBITUARIES

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Mr. Roscoe D. "Rocky"
Coleman, age 77, of
Fernandina Beach passed
away on Wednesday morning,
Nov. 19, 2.008 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. Born
in Victory, N.Y., he was a son
of the late Wayne L. and
Elizabeth Douglas Coleman.
Mr. Coleman came to
Fernandina Beach in 1968 and
worked with Nassau Fertilizer
and Oil as an air pilot spotter
until retirement.
He was a member of Five
Points Baptist Church, Amelia
Lodge No. 47,
F&AM, Order of the
Eastern Star Chapter No.55,
Fernandina Beach Shrine
Club, American Legion Post
54, Disabled American.:
Veterans Nassau County
Chapter'and was a charter
member of Brickyard Hunting.
Club.
Mr. Coleman was a U.S.
Navy veteran of the Korean
Conflict.
He leaves behind, his wife,


Dotty Coleman, of Fernandina
Beach, three sons, Wayne
Coleman of Dothan, Ala, Mike
Malphrus of Auburn, Ala., and
Keith Malphrus of Canton,
Ga., a brother, Richard W.
Coleman of Zephyrhills and
eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at
2 p.m. today from Five Points
Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Allan Brown officiating.
Mr. Coleman will be laid to'
rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery
with Masonic Rites accorded
by Amelia Lodge No. 47 and
Military Honors accorded by
the East Nassau Veteran's
Honor' Guard.
Guests and friends were
invited to visit from 5-7 p.m.
on Thursday at the funeral
home.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the Morocco
Shrine Center, RO. Box 16039,
Jacksonville, FL 32245.
Please share his life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors


Joyce Michelle Mosley
Joyce Michelle Mosk j '40, incomplete at time of publica-
passed away Nov. 18` 2QQ tion.
Funeral arrangements' Wre'e. Green Pine Funeral Home


Helen Louise Bryant Ray
Helen Louise Bryant Ray, by her husband, Cleaton Ray,
89, of St. George passed away and two daughters, Bert
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 at her Booth and Sue Rhoden.
residence. The family received friends
She was born in Alachua on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
County to Bertha Fowler from 6 until 8 p.m. at Shepard
Bryant and Cliff Bryant on Funeral Home. Funeral serv-
May 8, 1919. She had been a ices will be today, Friday, Nov.
resident of Charlton Cointy, 21, 2008 at 11 a.m. at
Ga., for the past 15 years. She Dinsmore Church of God,
was a member of Dinsmore with the Rev. Willie J. Team
Church of God. officiating.
She is survived by four Burial will be in Bridge
daughters: Sarah Team (the Ford Cemetery, Hazelhurst,
Rev. Willie J.) of Jacksonville, Ga., at 4 p.m.
Donnie Howard (James) of Donations may be made to
Bryceville, Fay Hand of any Cihristian Children's Fund
Hilliard and Rachel or the Shriners Children's
Kicklighter (Don) of St. Fund, Tampa.
George, Ga.: 11 grandchildren; Condolences may be
23 great-grandchildren; one expressed by signing the
great-great-grandchild; sever- guest register at www.shep-
al nieces and nephews and ardfl.com.
other relatives. Shepard Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death Folksron. Ga.


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In this photo from the
archives of Nerle
Holland, dated Feb. 19,
1949, workers con-
struct a pier to be used
for manpower and
equipment during the
construction of a steel
and wooden pipeline
running from Rayonier
on the west side of
Amelia Island, across
the island between
Hickory and Jasmine
streets and under South
Fletcher Avenue and out
into the ocean on the
east side of the island.
The pipeline was used
for warm-water waste
that was filtered and
dumped into the ocean.
The area of the pipeline
was great for fishing due
to the warmth of the
water year-round. The
pipeline is no longer in
use.
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St., Fernandina Beach, wel-
comes Looking Back sub-
missions. They also may be
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FRIDAY. November 21.2008 NEWS News-Leader


City ponders fee waivers


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader


The city of Fernandina
Beach's Community Develop-
ment Department has put
forward a new fee waiver
policy for the city's considera-
tion.
A study was done on the
matter last summer after some
city commissioners questioned
the city's lack of a policy for
granting fee waivers for non-
profit organizations and other
projects.
While the city currently has
no written policy, residents can
go before the city commission
for waivers of almost any type
of fee imposed by the city,
according to an e-mail from
Community Development
Director Marshall McCrary.
But some city fees, said
McCrary, are "more regulated
than others for example, the
water/sewer impact fees are
required to be reimbursed by



SAPP Continued from 1A
do not have to be bid. But Sapp
said that after reading Jacobs'
contract, he couldn't find the
words "lawyer" or "legal serv-
ices" anywhere in it. "It says
for lobbying, for lobbying, for
lobbying."
"Would hiring (non-lawyer
and former State Rep.) Aaron
Bean be considered legal serv-
ices?" asked Sapp. "I'm con-
cerned we had a certain firm
we wanted to deal with.... I'd
like to have a little more expla-
nation."
Bach defended her ruling
thatJacobs' no-bid contract was
justified by the legal services
provision, and added that after.
looking into city code further,
she found that the city com-
mission could, in fact, avoid
competitive bidding at any time
by majority vote as long as it
doesn't violate state law.
Czymbor noted that county
commissioners likewise voted
to enter into an agreementwith
a no-bid contract with Jacobs
to lobby for federal funds.
After noting the council/
manager form of government
limits the powers of commis-
sioners, Childers angrily lain-
basted Sapp. "Mr. Sapp, for 23
years you have undermined the
public faith in the city officers.
... You are the single most
destructive force in the city of
Fernandina Beach."
"If I believe we have a con-
tract that violates the code, I
have an obligation to bring it
up," countered Sapp.
"I don't have any problems
with people questioning my
legal opinion," said Bach, but
she criticized Sapp for not talk-
ing to her in person, by tele-
'phone or via e-mail about the
matter. "I deserve more fair
treatment than that"



BAPTIST Continued from 1A
to the long delay for the certifi-
cate of occupancy, he said, "I
think the city obviously has to
review their procedures."
"At 1:45 p.m. today we
received a certificate of occu-
pancy for our new facility,: wrote
Crews in an e-mail. "We had a
few more issues to resolve ...
but those were resolved today.
For the record, we made no
changes to the facility relative to
the fire-rated walls, etc., that
caused all the hoopla."
That evening, a crowd gath-
ered in the sanctuary in "cele-
bration and praise" of the reso-
lution of the dispute.
The 75,000-square-foot
church on South Eighth Street
has a sanctuary that can seat
nearly 1,000 people. It also has
a choir loft, sports facilities, an
educational wing and a restau-
rant-sized kitchen, among other
amenities. The project broke
ground in 2006.
McCrary said the city has
been interviewing for a perma-
nent building official and
expects to choose a candidate
by the end of the week.
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other city funds and cannot just
be 'erased.'"
"Some allowances are built
into the City Code for extended
payment plans," wrote
McCrary, "for certain utility
extensions, provided the prop-
erty owner meets financial eli-
gibility requirements." The
most typical fee waivers are for
special events put on by non-
profits. The city also defers
impact and permit fees for
affordable housing projects,
and a lien is placed on the prop-
erty to make sure it stays
affordable. If it is resold for a
profit, the fees must be paid
back to the city.
"The city commission may
not consider waiver of county-
assessed transportation impact
fees," wrote McCrary, "school
board-assessed education
impact fees, or the state-
imposed Radon fee."
Brought by city staff to a
late-October city commission
meeting, the fee waiver policy


Mr. Sapp. for 23 years you have undermined
the public faith in the city officers....
You are the single most destructive force in
the city ofFernandina Beach.'
ERIC CHILDERS, CITY COMMISSIONER


Sapp also admonished Bach
for a violation of the state
Sunshine Law at a Nov. 14
meeting of the Code Enforce-
ment Appeals Board that was
scheduled to address fire code
violations at First Baptist
Church. The meeting pro-
ceeded for more than an hour
even though it had not been
properly noticed to the public.
It was halted after the State
Attorney General's office
informed the board's attorney,
Valerie Faltemier, that it could
not legally be held.
Sapp complained that Bach
should have either stopped the
meeting from beginning or
ended it instead of informing
the board after the meeting
began that it had not been prop-
erly noticed.
"This meeting should never
have been held," he said. "In
the past, someone got on the
phone and said we can't meet,
so they put a sign on the door
to say not to meet... by holding
the meeting and someone not
standing up, the effect is to put


six board members in legal
jeopardy."
Sapp also noted that two
commissioners, the city man-
ager and the city attorney could
be in violation of Sunshine Law
as a result of attending the
meeting.
"I found out about the lack
of notice one hour before the
meeting. I called Valerie
Faltemier ... that was the extent
of my duties," Bach replied.
"It's offensive when you say
that," she told Sapp. "You were
not even there ... you can give
me 30 days' notice and send
me packing. I'm fine with that."
"She did say it was a
(Sunshine Law) violation; she
did her duty," said Childers.
"Maybe Valerie (Faltemier) did-
n't emphasize it enough to the
board members. This, once
again, is diversionary tactics to
undermine city staff."
"I have the utmost respect
for Commissioner Sapp," said
Steger, "but (he has) crossed
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Some were waived in total,
while other cities had a dis-
cretionary fund or budget
account designed for waived
fees. Some fees were also
waived in the form of credits
for certain projects such as
affordable housing.
McCrary in his memo rec-
ommended that "standards be
created outlining eligibility
requirements." He also sug-
gested development of an appli-
cation to document the fee
waiver request. A monitoring
period for the process was also
recommended.
The proposed policy, which
according to McCrary will
come before the city commis-
sion in December for approval,
outlines which types of proj-
ects would be appropriate for
fee waivers. The policy also
includes an application that
would be required to demon-
strate eligibility for waiver of
fees.
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attorney is not in charge of the
Code Enforcement Board."
But Sapp, who has been crit-
ical of both the city manager
and city attorney's actions in
recent months, said, "This is
the culmination. We've got to
make changes.
"Given everything just out-
lined, I would move that the
city commission terminate the
contract of the city attorney and
give her 30 days' notice," he
said. He added that he would
also like to "terminate the city
manager's contract."
Without a second from one
of the other four, the motion
died and the commissioners
moved on to routine business.
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PLAN Continued from 1A
ly were new sun shelters and
replacement of railings along
the boardwalk because they
block views and create enclosed
spaces.
The plan also suggested that
a planned Marine Welcome
Center, which has had several
locations and design changes
over the past year, be moved
and redesigned once again.
The conceptual plan moves
the welcome center to floating
docks west of Brett's Waterway
Cafe, in spite of the fact that a
commissioner-approved design
calls for it to be located on land
north of Atlantic Seafood.
But city commissioners
approved the new concep-
tual plan anyway without
questioning the discrepancy in
the location of the welcome cen-
ter.
Later in the meeting, how-
ever, when commissioners
had to choose which welcome
center design they liked best,
the discrepancy became perti-
nent, because to move the wel-
come center to the docks would
mean seeking yet another grant
extension from the state. Some
funds to help build the welcome
center are to come from a
Boating Infrastructure Grant
Program.
Arlene Filkoff, of the Parks &
Recreation Advisory
Committee, said she was excit-
ed to see the new plan approved
because it represented many
long hours of meetings.
'This topic has had so many
changes over the years," she
said. "But this may be record
time to change a decision.
Please, if you can't do the wel-
come center (on the dock), say
we're going to stick to the plan
as much as we can."
Waterfronts member Eric
Bartelt said the conceptual
plan's welcome center would
consist of dock modules
attached to floating docks.


'Technically, it's quite fea-
sible to do," said Bartelt. He
added that there would also be
no issue with ownership of sub-
merged lands, and the city
would not have to worry about
floodproofing.
Bartelt pointed out that the
commissioner-approved design
interrupts the view of the river
and creates a barrier to a river-
walk. It also reduces parking
spaces and is less convenient
to transient boaters, for whom
it was designed.
City Manager Michael
Czymbor tried to discourage
commissioners from changing
the welcome center plan again,
saying it was a long process to
get another grant extension.
In the end, commissioners
agreed 3-2 to have Czymbor
and the two committees
approach Patricia Harrell of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Commission about a grant'
extension, with the condition
that if the grant is not extended,
the approved welcome center
will be built.
Commissioner Ron Sapp
and Mayor Bruce Malcolm
voted against the move.
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is officially open for collection,
and taxpayers can save tup to .1
percent on their tax bill by pay-
ing early, according to Nassau
County Tax Collector John M.
Drew.
Last year, taxpayers saved
$3.8 million by making early
tax payments. The following
discount dates for early pay-
ment apply:
4 percent: until Dec. 12
3 percent: Dec. 13-31
2 percent: January
1 percent: February
When using U.S. mail serv-
ice, date of postmark applies.
Taxes become delinquent on
April 1.
The Tax Collector offers a
variety of payment options.
Residents may pay online at
www.nassautaxes.com. Visa,
MasterCard, Discover and
American Express cards are
accepted. (Service fees by the
vendor apply.) Electronic, or
e-checks, are accepted with-
out service fee. Credit cards
and e-checks are -accepted by
calling 1-800-601-1067.
Payment can be made by
U.S. mail by using the enve-
lope enclosed in tax notices.
Address to Nassau County Tax
Collector, 96135 Nassau Place,
Suite 5, James S. Page Govern-
mental Complex, Yulee FL
32097.
Payment may be made in
person at one of the Nassau


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at Nassau Place or the drivers
license facility on A1A; Fern-
andina Beach: Nassau County
Courthouse ou Centre Street;
Callahan: County Building on
Mickler Street; Hilliard:
Southeastern Bank location.
The property tax roll
includes taxes levied by local
and regional taxing authori-
ties, including the Nassau
County Board of Commission-
ers, Nassau County School
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Beach, city of Callahan, town of
Hilliard, Amelia Island and
Piney Island Mosquito Control
districts, St. Johns River Water
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Florida Inland Navigation
District.
Non-ad valorem special
assessments on the tax roll
include Amelia Concourse,
Amelia National, River Glen,
Heron Isles, SAISSA for south-
ern Amelia Island and Amelia
Walk.
The 2008 tax roll will gen-
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discounts.
For questions regarding
property tax assessments and
exemptions, contact the prop-
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RYAN SMITI-
Ncws-l.ader
Controversy has erupted
again between lhe Nassau
County Clerk of Court and the
county commission, this time
over whether the commission
has properly observed compet-
itive bidding rules for county
contracts.
In letters dated Oct. 30 and
Nov. 17, Clerk of Court John
Crawford stated that the coun-
ty was contemplating contracts
that were inconsistent with the
county's purchasing policy.
The Oct 30 letter, addressed
to County Attorney David A.
Hallman, questions a possible
contract between the county
and Harts Road, LLC, for the
extension of William Burgess
Blvd. to US 17.
The Monday letter,
addressed to the county com-
mission, deals with both that
issue and Fernandina Beach
proposing the hiring of law firm
Jacobs, Scholz & Associates for
lobbying services as part of an
interlocal agreement with the
county.
In each case, Crawford
claimed, the commission should
allow other firms to bid on the
contract. "I think (not bidding)
is inconsistent with law," he said
Tuesday. "Statutes clearly say
that if you're doing certain
public works projects and
they're over a certain amount,
you've got to competitively bid
them."
But the statutes Crawford
cites, Florida Statutes 255 and
287, are not applicable to either
situation, said Hallman. "There
are some statutes that do apply


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I think (not bidding) is inconsistent with law.
CLERK OF COURT JOHN CRAWFORD

'(Those state statutes) are not relevant here.
COUNTY ATTORNEY DAVID HALLMAN


t they're not drance in obtaining legal serv- Crawford
Said. "I was ice. "Very often in the procure- his Oct. 30 le
[r. Crawford ment of legal services, because had the auti
7) letter with- of that person's unique talents the bidding p
sand background, you already that the pi
iday letter, know precisely who you need," informed of t
orida Statute he said. "... If you purchased do so. "... The
als with com- legal service based on who's documentati
his argument the cheapest, you're likely to file as to wh
ed no-bid hir- get the guy with the least tal- bid process is
Scholz & ent." and the boa
onal-level lob- The county's current state edge in the
The statute lobbyist, Mark Anderson, was purpose of se
fition reduces hired without a prior bidding icy," he wrot
id opportuni- process. "On Dec. 11, 2002, the "We're ti
and inspires Board of County Commission- what they ar
hat contracts ers voted to let (then county their process
ably and eco- attorney Mike Mullin) hire who- Tuesday. 'TI
ever he thought was appropri- ing wrong he
nan said lob- ate, and they voted to waive any get it out in
:rvice, which purchasing policy issues," hand than
te does not Hallman said. Nobody's say
chairman of However, Crawford's chief or even that t
nty) Ocean, of staff, former clerk of court We're just as
rt Authority Jerry Greeson, disputed doing it."
inion regard- Hallman's definition of lobby- 'To not a
had to com- ing as a legal service. "Mickey est principal
legal servic- Mouse can be a lobbyist. It and account
he attorney doesn't have to be an attorney," through tho
pinion 93-28 he said Tuesday. "... We're not designed to p
saying the law specifically not only puts
so limited the applies to that, but we think the but (leaves it
de agencies, wording clearly shows the to come alone
s referring to intent." could have d
counties," As for the possible agree- Crawford sai
ment between the county and Hallman
pointed out Harts Road, LLC, Hallman sion has not
ive bidding pointed out that although the ed against p
in undue hin- commission could decide to out to bid. "
open up a bidding process, it attorney is i
was free to set that option aside the county c
(. me out if to do so were deemed to be in what they ar
elp. They the public interest. "The board ble to. do. TI
things I years ago committed to extend competitive
appreciate William Burgess all the way to not my job t
has done US 17," he said. "It's a priority he said. "... I
for the BOCC because it someone's b
relieves traffic on A1A.... This tions here: O
,- is about getting something done to do, and tw
St.. the board said it would do four or might not
or five years ago." rsmiti


Hallman


acknowledged in
tter that the board
lority to set aside
process, but stated
public had to be
he board's intent to
ere must be written
ion in the project
hy the competitive
s not being utilized,
rd must acknowl-
record the public
ttting aside the pol-
e.
trying to find out
re doing and what
s is," Greeson said
here may be noth-
re, but it's better to
the open before-
after the fact.
ing they can't do it,
hey shouldn't do it
asking how they're

here to the high-
s of transparency
ability to not jump
se hoops that are
protectt the public -
the county at risk,
open) for someone
ig later and say, 'I
one this cheaper,'"
id.
said the commis-
irrevocably decid-
utting the project
My job as county
imited-to advising
commissioners of
e legally responsi-
hey may decide to
ly bid it, but it's
o advise them to,"
t seems to me that
blurring two ques-
ne, what they have
o, what they might
Want to do."
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OBAMA MEANS BUSINESS


Derrick Turner, co-
owner of the C.N.D.
print shop in Fernan-
dina Beach, said the
presidential election
increased his business
by about 10-15 percent.
That increase, he says,
was the result of people
requesting President-
elect Barack Obama T-
shirts.
There have been indi-
vidual orders for the T-
shirts, he said, which
come in a variety of
designs, as well as larg-
er orders. People are
still coming by and ask-
ing for the Obama
shirts, which cost $15
each, said Turner.
Turner owns the T-
shirt shop with his
mother, Cynthia Turner.
The shop on Beech and
11th streets designs
and prints logo T-shirts
and other items for indi-
viduals, organizations
and special events.
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SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader

Fernandina Beach detec-
tives are investigating the rob-
bery Nov. 14 of the Kangaroo
Convenience Store at 1015
Atlantic Ave., when a man
reportedly entered the store
with a handgun and ordered the
cashier to give him money from
the safe.
The victim, a 51-year-old
woman, told police she could
not open the safe because she
didn't have a key, so she told
the suspect that and gave him
about $70 from the cash regis-
ter. She said the man left the
store on foot after taking the
money, walking north on North
11th Street.
The victim described the
man as approximately six feet
tall and white, and she said he
was wearing khaki shorts, white
gloves and a white hooded
sweatshirt with skeletons print-
ed on it.
The man was also wearing a
white ski mask to cover his face,
and the victim said he had a
marking that appeared to be


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rear of his left leg.
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of the incident, which happened
about 11 p.m. as the cashier was
preparing to close the store.
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Honoring heroes of the Vietnam War


I f I had a say in the matter
every day of the year
would be considered
Veterans Day, but in lieu
of that I personally vote for
tIle month of November, filled
with an abundance of days
remembering and honoring
the veterans of America, as a
very special veterans' month.
I've covered several of
those unsurpassed dates and
events in previous columns
and this one deserves no less
attention. This article is not
about a war memorial, but
about a memorial dedicated to
2.7 million men and women in
the U.S. military, both living
and deceased, who served in a
conflicting and controversial
war. The following inscription
appears in block letters on one
of the three components that
make up the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial.
"In honor of the men and
women of the Armed Forces
of the United States who
served in the Vietnam War.
The names of those who gave
their lives and of those who
remain missing are inscribed
in the order they were taken
from us."
In 1980, legislation was
passed to provide a site in the
Constitution Gardens of the
National Mall, Washington,
D.C., for this impressive site.
Groundbreaking took place on
March 26, 1982, with part one
of the memorial, sometimes
referred to as VVM or "the
Wall," dedicated on Nov. 13,
1982, climaxing a week-long
salute to Vietnam veterans.
'The Wall," the largest .
component of the memorial,
seems to stretch into the dis-
tance directing viewers toward
the Washington Monument in
the east and the Lincoln
Memorial to the west. The
design concept was to create a
park within a park; a quiet pro-
tected place by itself, yet har-
monious with the overall plan


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of Constitu-
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Gardens.
The walls
have a mir-
ror-like sur-
face with
polished
black gran-
ite reflect-
ing the
images of
the sur-
rounding
trees,
lawns, mon-
uments and


visitors.
As of 2008 the total names
recorded stands at 58,260.
Names are listed in chronolog-
ical order, according to the
date of casualty. Within each
day, the names are alphabet-
ized. For the deceased, the
date of casualty is the date
they were wounded in combat
or injured in an accident; for
the missing in action it's the
date they were reported miss-
ing. The list starts and ends at
the vertex, beginning July 8,
1959 and ending May 15,
1975, whereby the war's
beginning and end meet.
Although 1959 is marked as
the beginning, Capt. Harry
Cramer, U.S. Army, was killed
Oct. 21, 1957 during a training
action. He was added approxi-
mately a year after the memo-
rial was dedicated. There are
no civilians listed on the wall.
The VVM Fund recognized
names might be added to the
memorial after it was con-
structed and set up a mecha-
nism to review individual
cases of deaths occurring
months or years after being
wounded in Vietnam. Names
are added when it has been
determined a service member
has died directly from combat-
related wounds.
At this time, cancer victims
of Agent Orange and casual-
ties from post-traumatic stress


suicides do not fit the criteria
for inclusion upon the memo-
rial. Some have calculated it
would take another two entire
walls to include all the names
in those categories alone. In
addition, status changes occur
when remains of MIA service
members are identified. The
VVM Fund works in conjunc-
tion with the Department of
Defense to determine name
additions and status changes
and with the National Park
Service, which operates and
maintains the memorial. The
cost of additional inscriptions
is paid by the VVM Fund,
which has always been funded
exclusively by private support-
ers.
There are two smaller
replica versions of the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
that tour the U.S regularly.
One is 'The Moving Wall" and
has been traveling the country
for almost 20 years; the other
is "The Wall That Heals" creat-
ed in 1996.
Another symbolic part of
the VVM is "The Three
Servicemen," sometimes
referred to as the 'Three
Fighting Men" or "Three
Infantrymen," which is a
slightly larger than life-size
sculpture cast in bronze. The
three figures on display are
young, wearing uniforms and
carrying the equipment of
war. The statues show the
men emerging from the
woods, looking vulnerable and
alone as they look directly
towards the apex of the wall.
The sculpture was unveiled on
Nov. 8, 1984.
The final component of the
VM is the flag staff which is
grouped with the sculpture.
The American flag flies 24/7
in honor of the men and
women listed on the wall. At
the base of the staff are the
seals of the five military serv-
ices: Air Force, Army, Coast
Guard, Marine Corps and


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"The Three Servicemen," above, a larger than life sculp-
ture cast in bronze, is part of the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in Wahington, D.C. The largest component of
the memorial is "The Wall," right, which lists the names
of the wai deaid.'


Navy with these special words
following, also listed in upper-
case lettering: "This flag rep-
resents the service rendered
to our country by.theyeterans
of the Vietnal War. The flag
affirms the principlesof free-
dom for which they fought
and their pride in Ihaving
served under difficult circunm-
stances." On Memorial Day,
Veterans Day and POW/MIA
Recognition Day, the POW/
MIA flag is flown also on the
same flag staff.
All three components of
the Vietnam Veterans
Memorial were completed and
combined on Nov. 11, 1984.
Some believe the Vietnam
Women's Memorial dedicated
on Nov 11, 1993, positioned in
a grove of trees about 300 feet
in front of the Vietnam
Veterans Me.orial U, i .....
also a prtt f'fli Vi na i' ''
Veterans Meiorial, lut my
research refutes this. Funding
and support for both memori-
als come from different enti-
ties. For more information


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about the VVM, see www.the-
wall-usa.com.
The majority of information
in this article is provided from
direct quotes from the official
VVM website and thanks to
S.J. of St. Marys, Ga., the fol-
lowing Internet piece by an
unknown author, with minor
revisions, has stuck with me
for some time and is definitely
worth repeating.
"A veteran is someone
who, at one point in his or her
life, wrote a blank check made
payable to 'The United States
of Anerica' for an amount of
'up to and including his or her
life.' That is Honor."
Debbie Walsh is a 22-year
veteran and retired Senior
Master Sergeant in the Air
Force. Size is a Life Member of
American Legion Post 54,
Fla,',.n!di,.S Beach and fre-
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iir'lh.'i ul military events, sub-
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interest items to U.S. veterans
and their families. E-mail her
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Why don't we fly like a turkey?


ow tiatI Thanlksgiving's only a few
days away, I thought it might be a
good lime to talk a little turkey. Every
year, on the fourth Thursday of
November, families gather around tables all
over the country and gobble up as much of
Ben Franklin's favorite foul as their bellies will
hold. But did you ever ask yourself: Why
turkey?
Tradition tells us the Pilgrims had a feast
with the Native Americans in 1621 and turkey
topped the menu along with eel, lobster, veni-
son, seal, goose, duck and cod. I wouldn't be
surprised if possum and armadillo were on it,
too. The finicky Englishmen being from a
country known for such haute cuisine as boiled
roast beef and blood pudding passed on the
eel, lobster, cod and seal. Geese weren't in
abundance and the average blunderbuss could-
n't hit a dead duck from five feet away, let alone
a swift mallard on the wing. That left venison
and turkey to compete for the number one spot
on the First Thanksgiving Day Buffet Line.
Turkey won out because the misplaced
Englishmen were used to eating goose to cele-
brate the harvest. Their clever Native
American hosts, who owned huge wild turkey
farms all over most of North America, easily
convinced them that the busty fowl in the
carvery was indeed goose. And the rest is his-
tory.
Betcla didn't know that. Sit tight. There's
more yarn to be woven.
Ben Franklin was so fond of turkeys that he
actually lobbied to have them declared the
national bird, instead of the bald eagle. Of
course, this raises some serious questions
about a couple of things, the first being ol'
Ben's sanity, and the second being his eye-


I sighl. Maybe those quaint
i granlly glasses of his were
N just fIor show alter all. Could
, V he the lightning that hit his
Site scrambled his eggs a bit
too hard. But whatever the
'"-- reason, Franklin thought the
butt-ugly bird downright
Snoble. Heck, he raised such a
ruckus about it that his fellow
CUP OF Continental Congressmen
JOE changed their plans to put
Button Gwinnett's smiling
face on the hundred-dollar bill
Joe Palmer and instead agreed to go with
Franklin's on the condition
that he shut his pie-hole about the dang
turkeys.
Can you imagine the domino effect that
declaring the turkey the nation's symbol
would've had on history? The Great Seal of the
United States would be a turkey instead of an
eagle. Instead of such soaring expressions of
speech as "fly like an eagle" and "on eagles'
wings," we'd have "fly like a turkey" and "on
turkeys' wings." Josef Wagner and John Philip
Sousa would've never given us that stirring mil-
itary march, "Under the D)ouble Eagle."
Instead, soldiers everywhere would be flapping
and strutting on review to the strains of "Under
the Double Turkey."
Imagine watching Tiger Woods playing The
Masters golf tournament. The crowd is silent
as he strolls onto the green and addresses his
ball. He shifts his weight, rolls his shoulders
and takes his putt, dropping the ball into the
hole two strokes under par. The crowd erupts
into quiet golf claps as the announcer whispers,
"And yet another turkey for Tiger Woods here


in Augusta. Trevor Immelman now trails by a
double turkey."
If Ben Franklin had succeeded in getting
the turkey picked as our national symbol, it
would be considered unpatriotic to call some-
one a turkey. It probably would rank right up
there with flag burning and announcing your
undying devotion to Karl Marx in terms of get-
ting you a serious butt kicking by a gang of
burly construction workers. People would
avert their eyes and hurry by you and murmur
"turkey hater" under their breath.
Did you know that the long, fleshy skin
thingey that hangs over a turkey's beak is offi-
cially called a snood? Is the snood food, dude?
Is it kind of like the parson's nose? I'll let you
guess what part of turkey that anatomy is.
Did you know that the color of a turkey's
head and neck area can turn blue when in
courtship or mating? It's said certain parts of
the male anatomy do likewise. Does that mean
tom turkeys and men are related?
Did you know a wild turkey can run 55
miles an hour? It's a good thing the Wampan-
oag Indians got all those turkey farms up and
running when they did. Otherwise, Thanksgiv-
ing Day would be slim pickings. When you're
preparing for your Thanksgiving Day feast, you
slide on down to the local supermarket, waddle
your out of shape hiney to the frozen food sec-
tion and work up a sweat prying a 20-pound
frozen Butterball from a stack of other 20-
pound frozen Butterballs in the deep freezer.
Maybe Ben Franklin didn't have such a bad
idea after all. Wonder if it's too late to get
Button Gwinnett's mug on the C-note?
Joe Palmer ofFernandina Beach writes regu-
larlyfor the News-Leader E-mail him at trey-
surf@comcast.net.


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Public transportation
I've lived on Fernandina for over 11 years. I
must say we have progressed in many ways.
But one thing that is bugging me and many
other teenagers on the island is the lack of things
for us to do. I have consulted with many of my
friends and we all agree that something should
be done so that we teenagers have an outlet for
our energy. Whether it's putting in an arcade,
laser tag, a bowling alley or a skating rink. If
that is not at all possible, providing some form of
public transportation to transport us to St. John's
Town Center, The Avenues or Regency.
I see many articles about teen pregnancy
('Teen pregnancies 'spike' locally, Nov. 14) and
how teens are "unruly and unmanageable."
Truthfully, if you think about it, we teenagers
have nothing to do besides our schoolwork.
There are a select few that are surfers, skaters,
athletes and people who have jobs. The surf is not
always good enough, the skate park gets rained
out and we aren't really supposed to skate down-
town or anywhere public, there are different
sports' seasons, and there are not enough estab-
lishments hiring to give every teenager a job.
Having traveled to Europe over the past sum-
mer, I witnessed many teenagers taking advan-
tage of the public transportation provided to
them. They would travel to malls, movie the-
aters, and other places where teenagers could
gather. Since not every teenager is old enough
to drive or able to afford a car, public trans-
portation should be a must on Amelia Island.
There are programs for senior citizens and
adults. Moreover, there are a significant number
of teenagers on this island, and there are people
having babies who will grow up on the island and
they will be in the same predicament that we are
in today. If you don't take steps now to provide
an outlet for our free time; you will be hearing
from the future generations as well. So, please,
while planning for the community do not forget
to remember the younger generation.
Casey Granderson
Fernandina Beach High School
Returning home
A couple of months ago, I moved back to my
hometown roots of Amelia Island. This is a move
that I only envisioned recently in fact, I often
find myself questioning the rationale behind this
decision since I am accustomed to a broader per-
spective of social justice issues than what I have
recently observed in this island community.
It is disappointing and alarming that some
people regard Barack Obama elected as Hitler
was in a democratic society or suggesting that he
may take away other rights such as owning guns
("Dictator Obama," Nov. 14). I, for one, would
applaud a change in the law to take away the right
to own guns. There is absolutely no reason for


anyone to own a gun people kill people with
guns; regard the statistics. If one has the primeval
urge to hunt (as it seems to be big business in
Northeast Florida), then use a bow and arrow
and engage in real sportsmanship.
It is disappointing and appalling that the main
public beach is littered with all manner of trash
and debris. There are trashcans available use
them or take your trash home and dispose of it.
And to find that there is no recycling program
here is also a great disappointment especially
for an island that has so much natural beauty wor-
thy of such an effort.
It is disappointing and appalling that Amelia
Island has a homeless problem that is not being
addressed. There appears to be a homeless com-
munity living in the warehouses of the pogy
plant where there are countless abandoned trail-
ers, cars and more. Maybe a warehouse could be
renovated to provide housing to those who need
a place to temporarily live.
It is disappointing and appalling to-find that
Nassau County does not have mental health
services available to the public. When I dialed the
telephone number for Nassau County Mental
Health services to find help for a friend, the
number had been disconnected. Florida ranks
number 48 in providing mental health services:
this is another unacceptable statistic that should
concern everyone.
It is alarming to find that local churches tend
to exert much power and influence over their
congregations. I have seen signboards with mes-
sages about supporting "family values," thus
influencing the way people voted for a certain
amendment in this recent election. Churches
need to stay away from this type of influence to
retain a non-profit status.
It is disappointing to see the great divide
between Amelia Island Plantation and
Fernandina Beach. Whereas the Plantation has
bolstered the local economy (in some ways), it
remains segregated from Amelia Island as a
whole. This is evidenced by the opening of the
Plantation Artists' Guild and Gallery simply to
introduce "members only" art to the communi-
ty at large. It is unfortunate that this gallery
does not serve as a "bridge" to the community
thereby allowing others to display art, take les-
sons and the like.
These are just a few observations there is
much work to be done to bring this island com-
munity forward to being a "kinder and gentler"
place to live. I am learning to adjust to my old
hometown with hopes of bringing forth some
needed perspective.
Catherine Britton Fairbanks
Yulee
Cars and buildings
I have listened and watched the controversy
over Fernandina's affairs lately. I hope to add my


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little tidbit if I may.
The city manager's new car. As per his
employment contract, he got a new vehicle. So
his contract was followed. No problem. What is
not being said is what happens with the old car
that has low miles; I would expect, but cannot
confirm, that it will be passed down to someone
else in the city.
I work for the county. Here a new vehicle
comes in and the vehicles shift through the
department based on need and seniority. Even
ones that are older usually end up either kept for
when one is in the shop for repairs or service or
the vehicle might be transferred to another
department. In the end the vehicle is sold at
auction. Same as Fernandina (they had a nice
eBay seller thingey up until the brick fiasco -
what happened with that?).
Anyhow, I would bet that Fernandina is like
most municipalities across Florida that purchase
their vehicles through the state purchasing plan.
What is that? Well, the state advertises for all and
any (that meet state guidelines) to bid on how
much they will sell a vehicle for to any state,
county or local government. That's called
buying power. It makes it so the entities can get
their cars and trucks for a very good price. Does
this cut out the local dealer, well, yes, but they are
free to bid too. And they do stay in state. But this
is why the Escape was purchased out of the
area.
The post office. The post office sounds like
a good deal free! Not so fast. It is very old and


I believe I've heard it has lots of asbestos in it.
This would have to come out and removing it is
very expensive. Next, you have to bring the
building into (American Disabilities Act) com-
pliance. This means an elevator, ramps to the
doors, redoing the bathrooms for the handi-
capped and may even mean the halls, doors and
such are too narrow! Then you begin to renovate
since it was a post office and most of the build-
ing was used to disperse mail. Lots of bucks.
Would it be nice to keep it (it's a nice looking
building)? Sure, but it may turn out it is far more
economical to replace it than reconstruct it inside
and some outside.
The Baptist church. Another nice idea to
turn it into a cultural center. But are all the peo-
ple of Fernandina willing to pay what it will take
to buy, remodel and maintain it? Does
Fernandina have enough events that would uti-
lize this building so it would pay for itself?
Honestly, I doubt it. Most events are on the
south island and some are at the Peck Center.
These questions need answering before action
is prudent. Does the marina pay its way? Does
the golf course? I think we are supporting sev-
eral items like this that already do not balance
out. Are you willing to raise taxes to support it?
Anyhow, think this stuff over and decide for
your self on the city manager's car and the build-
ings downtown. I just wanted to throw my two
cents in.
Sprague Owings
Yulee


VIEWPOINT/JOE GERRITY/FERNANDINA BEACH



Time for a culture


ing permit to construct a privacy
fence along the side of my home.
The fence would hide my gas tank
for my fireplace and HVAC unit. The fence
would have been four feet high and 24 feet
long, with a materials cost of about $100. In
the past my fence permits cost about $30, and
took a week to 10 days to process. I filled out
the application, took a survey to show the loca-
tion of the fence, and had the application nota-
rized. The woman at the front counter was
very polite and said that I would receive a call
in a couple days when the permit was ready to
be picked up.
I was quite surprised when a couple days
later I got a message that the permit was
ready, and was shocked when the cost was
$110. "Must be a mistake" was my first
thought. I went down to verify the cost, and
the permit was $40, a site plan review was $20
and a zoning review was $50, for a total of
$110. I told the people at the counter that I was
going to withdraw the application and plant
bushes instead. Last year when I built this
home, the fees were $16,000, with $12,000
going to the city. I left City Hall wondering
v hal we get for our tax dollars.
I rerniemlber reading about a homeowner
complaining about a $200 fee to appear before


Gerrity


the Historic Dist
Council to repair
Someone else co
that to apply for;
change the appli
was $1,700. Ther
charge in the cot
build a privacy fe
These exorbitant
that the city char
citizens to perform
on weekends or
permit, and if cau


ask for forgiveness.
When we were going through the
cycle during my last year on the city
sion, I announced that I was not supl
budget, and the city manager chided
said that I only voted for two budget
years on the commission. Well, Mr.
Manager, now you know why. I am n
porting budgets that take extra dolla
from hard working and well-intended
to support your bloated bureaucracy
funds are not there to support all the
you hired in a department, do your j
manager and make the personnel adj
necessary, but don't put your hands
lets of the property owners of the cit
Fernandina Beach. Who do you thin


change

rict your salary, your benefit
r his steps. ment and your new cars
)mmented me, "We pay so much to
a zoning get so little in return."
cation fee Before we blame the
re is no these high permit costs,
unty to pick fees off a sheet of i:
ence. to a specific job, especia
t fees occasion to apply for a p
rges beg ers, we have to rely on t
-m work make sure citizens are g
without a That said, commissioner
ought, then that they work for the ci
manager and his staff. I
budget are coming oiti ol l he s
commis- and have been for quite
)orting his One conminissioner li
me and we should strive to main
s in my six of service wllen we go II
City process. Early this sun1
ot sup- was presented will a "in
irs away This contract was aread
d citizens city staff, ald presented
If the such a late date that sev
people felt there was no alterna
ob. Be a contract. One conuinissit
justments was a good contract for
in the wal- were facing "$10/gallon
y of that gas is $2 a gallon, w
k pays When Tropical Storl IF;


at City Hall

I package, your retire- of storm debris were seen for weeks, while
;? As one taxpayer told staff tried to determine if we had a contract for
the city in taxes, and debris removal or not. Yet this is the city man-
ager's third hurricane season.
city commission for We recently lost a lawsuit because staff
Sit is very difficult to used information found on the property
aperr and relate them appraiser's website although the website has a
lly if you never had the disclaimer that information may not be accu-
lermil. As commission- rate. I won't even review staff's negligence in
he city manager to allowing the city's utility bonds go into "techni-
eltting a fair shake. cal default" by ignoring bond covenants. And
rs need to remember the list goes on and on ...
tizens, and not the city I will submit that despite higher fees,
submit that citizens additional staffing, larger budgets and more
hort end of the stick, spending, the level of service in this city
sonie tirne. has declined dramatically in the last two
as. always stated tllat and a half years. It is time to change the cul-
ialin Ie t present level ture at City Hall. Big and bloated is not better
through Ilhe budget or more efficient. A manager's priority should
11r, tlhe commission find a balance between good service and
o bid" refuse contract. value for the tax dollars expended. That is
ly nIegotiated by the clearly not happening. Instead, our staff is
to the commission at focused on how to reward themselves with
eral commissioners more time off, and how many new cars they
t.ive but to approve the can purchase, whether they are needed or not.
oner suggested that it Until citizens make their voices heard, we will
the city because we continue to pay so much, and so many of us
gasoline prices. Now get so little.
lhere is our rebate? Joe Gerrity is a former mayor and city com-
ay hit in August, piles missionerc











COMMUNITY


FRIDAY. NoviMmi:R 21.2008 / NEWS-LIADER


Callahan collecting shoebox gifts


On Oct. 26, at First Baptist Callahan,
Mike Edwardls ,spokh in the evening
service to pi rseint their mission to
Honduras. They are currently at home
raising support and Mike, Marty and
Madison expect to go to the field early
next year. Rick Arnold spoke in the
evening service Nov. 2 about their fami-
ly's experience in Bakel, Senegal. Rick,
Elizabeth, Annelise, Amandalee,
Alyssalyn and Arickson have been on
the field for 13 years, but are currently
in the' States on furlough and are living
in Jacksonville.
Once again, First Baptist Church
Callahan will be collecting shoebox gifts
for "Operation Christmas Child." To par-
ticipate, you may contact Dennis Petty
at FBC Callahan.
Yulee Baptist Church welcomed
Curtis and Tresa Crider recently. They
want to thank God for opening this door
and thank YBC for giving them an
opportunity to serve there. They look
forward to seeing what God has in, store
for them at YBC. As they start this new
adventure, they ask that you pray for
them, that God will use them as they
strive to increase His Kingdom.
"Keenagers" met Oct. 8 at Yulee
Baptist Church. They had as their guest
speaker Sheriff Tommy Seagraves.
They enjoyed lunch afterward.
"Music Notes" by Angie McClellan,
interim music minister, YBC: The 2008
Baptist Hymnal is now in use in this
church. This hymnal combines the best
of the timeless favorites of previous gen-
erations with the new expressions of
today. Soon, there will also be a web-
based version, which will include even
more songs and resources. It will have
new songs added to it every quarter and
has thus earned the nickname "the
backless hymnal." Each song has been
and new ones will be reviewed and
approved by the theology committee.
The intent of this hymnal edition is to
unify the church in worship. How it
must bless God when he hears the
praises of people of all ages lifted togeth-
er in worship!
The music department will be work-
ing on two presentations for the
Christmas season. "Finding the
Christmas Star" will be presented Dec.
14, tentatively, by the children's depart-
ment choir and a cast of varied ages.
The adult choir will be working on
"Home Sweet Christmas," which will be
shared Nov. 23 in conjunction with the
"Hanging of the Green" service. You
won't want to miss this beautiful night of
preparation for the Advent of Christ!
Nov. 9 was the First Presbyterian
Congregationis'OonseGration Sunday.
Those atternd.iihgwe urigeddto-attencd
morning worship and the Celebration
Breakfast after the 8:30 a.m. service or


the Cclebration
IBrunch immediately
"after the 11 a.m. serv-
Sice. Dr. L. L. lolion
Siegling Jr. is the pas-
.... ftor.
On Dec. 21 the
1 Celebration Choir of
First Baptist Church
will present an evening
HILDA'S of Christmas music at 6
HEAR- p.m. Make plans to be
ABOUTS a part of this special
night. Also, the
Christmas Eve candle-
lilda light communion serv-
Higginbotham ice Dec. 24 has been a
part of the Christmas
celebration and will
promise to be a special event. The serv-
ice begins at 5:30 p.m. Take time during
the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday
season to remember why we are cele-
brating: A child is born, a son is given!
Mission Fernandina took place Nov.
7-9 with First Baptist Church minister-
ing and doing mission work right here
in Fernandina Beach. The event was a
tremendous success with more week-
ends to follow. Jack Bass was in charge
of this mission event. The Rev. Jeff
Overton of FBC writes the following in
regards to this mission event:
"God has plans for us. He longs to
give us prosperity and hope. We must
seek to accomplish the plans he has for
us. Please pray about your role in this
great work as we seek to fulfill the plans
God has for us.
Revolution Student Worship is
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist
Church. Maybe you have heard the
buzz or maybe that was the drums.
Modern worship and a relevant mes-
sage every week. If you've never been,
check us out and bring a friend. The
Rev. Charles McDonough is minister of
students at FBC.
Blackrock Baptist Church has been
welcoming their new interim pastor
since his first sermon Oct. 19 for the
Rev. Kenneth Westbrook. He will serve
until the church calls a full time pastor.
He is a retired employee of the Florida
Baptist Convention and has served
churches in Mississippi, Louisiana and
Florida. The most recent church he
served as senior pastor was Northwest
Baptist Church, Gainesville. He recently
completed a transitional ministry at
River Road Baptist Church, Hilliard.
While employed by the Florida
Baptist Convention, he served in the
Sunday School Department, directed
the pastoral ministries department and
ute th rbiti growth department. He
:: ret.ired'lfrin the'Florida Baptist
Convention in 1997. The Rev. Westbrook
said: "I'm excited about the possibilities


offered at Blackrock Baptist Church.
. They are poised to offer significant min-
istry in the name of our Lord Jesus
Christ in the days and years ahead. I'm
thrilled to be a small part of what God is
doing at Blackrock Baptist Church."
Please join with us as we pray for the
Rev. Westbrook and the pulpit commit-
tee as they search for the full-time pas-
tor that God has called to Blackrock
Baptist Church.
Mrs. Weezie is back! She explains it
all: "Praise God from whom all blessings
flow, God has been showing His bless-
ings for several months now and has
seen me through some tough times, but
hallelujah, He never left my side. For
those of you that may not know, I have
been battling breast cancer and have
been sidelined for a few months, but I'm
back.
"I would like to thank the many peo-
ple who stepped in and kept the chil-
dren's ministry going while 1 was out. A
special thank you to Lisa and Terry
Hiers for taking care of the Kidz Kamp
at Hilliard for the first-third grade chil-
dren and Terrie Lee who took care of
the Crentri Kid Camp. They did a won-
derful job and all the counselors who
went with them. The children had a
blast. God is truly working in our chil-
dren's ministry. We had 16 children
come to know the Lord as their personal
savior this summer. What an awesome
God we serve.
"Thank you for all your prayers and
support while I have been sick. Please
continue to pray for me and the chil-
dren's committee as we work together
to reach children for Christ!"
Blackrock Baptist is trying to start a
bus ministry to bring people to church.
Ricky and Faye Lucas, along with Terry
and Lisa Hiers have been running the
bus on Friday nights for "Awana" and
have had a great response. They would
love to run the bus on Sunday mar nings
and bring children and adults to Sunday
school and church. If you are interested
and know someone who might be,
please call the church office, 261-6220.
Pig Pickin' Saturday was Nov. 1.
There were games and prizes for the
kids, great food, fellowship and special
entertainment by Christian comedian
the Rev. Billy Bob Buford. All food and
drinks were provided except for
desserts.
Community Thanksgiving Service
will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at First
Presbyterian Church, 9 N. 6th St.
"May our Great Heavenly Father
continue to watch over us and keep us
in His loving care."
Please remember to pray for the foa:
lowing churches without.pastors: Five',.: i
Points Baptist, Grover Road and North
Hilliard.


CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS


Military Officers Association of
America service and social organization
serving active duty and retired military
officers meets at 6:30 p.m. the second
Thursday of some months, other
months for Sunday brunch at Ocean
Breeze Conference Center at Mayport
Naval Station. Call president Rob Judas
at (904) 249-1475.
The Modelers' Club for modelers
interested in cars, planes, ships and
trains meets from 7-9 p.m. the fourth
Monday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
80i Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach.
Call Hal Mather at 261-6420.
Moms group for stay-at-home-
moms meets with the kids at kid-friend-
ly locations. Call Amy at 261-0554 or e-
mail amarasco @bellsouth.net to receive


a list of the next meet-ups.
Nassau Challenger Bowling
League for the physically and mentally
challenged meets from 3-5 p.m. the sec-
ond Saturday at the bowling alley on US
17 in Yulee. Call Melinda Willaford at
261-3136.
Nassau County Boys & Girls Club,
after-school agenda offers programs for
youths ages 6-17 at its new, state-of-the-
art Miller Club located one mile south
of AlA on CR 107 (Old Nassauville
Road). The hours are from 2-8 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Staff and volun-
teers will provide homework help, com-
puter classes, arts and crafts, music and
drama, sports and games, teen pro-
grams, gardening, health and fitness,
cooking and life skills classes. Call 261-


1075 after 2 p.m. weekdays for informa-
tion and enrollment details.
Nassau Civitan Club meets at noon
the second and fourth Thursdays at
Slider's. Call Norma Norris at 491-9996
or Joyce Menz at 321-2526.
Nassau County 4-tH is open to
youth ages 5-18 and adult volunteers
who are excited to learn more about
leadership, citizenship and life skills.
Contact the Nassau County Extension
Service at (904) 879-1019 or online at
Nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.
Nassau County Group of the Sierra
Club is an environmental organization
that meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday
at the Council on Aging building, 1367
South 18th St, Fernandina Beach. Call
Joan Altman at 277-2274.


Mr. and Mrs. Haspel


Mr. and Mrs. Haspel


Miss Millen, Mr. Despard


Haspel-McKinney
Sara Beth McKinney and
Joseph Wayne Haspel, both of
Jacksonville, were married at
12:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2008, at I1
Nostro Teatro in Sinio, Italy,
with Mayor Pier Marco
Amedeo officiating. The
reception was held at Castello
di Sinio.
The bride is the daughter
of Barbara McKinney of
Jacksonville. The groom is
the son of Jeff and Sheryl
Haspel of Hilliard.

Johnson-Ethier
Victoria Ethier and Todd
Johnson, both of St.
Augustine, were married at 1
p.m. Sept. 27, 2008,-at The
White Room Loft, St.
Augustine, with the Rev. Joe
Otwell officiating.
The bride is the daughter
.I.bfWilliamn ffiSAn'ridra Ethier
(.ibf Yulee. Th-' 1 Ori is lhe
son of Gary and Darla
Johnson of Fernandina
Beach.

Millen-Despard
Micki Lynn Millen and
David Hoyt Despard, both of
Rochester, N.Y., will be mar-


Rachel Christian was
inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
at Florida State University on
Nov. 13. Founded in 1776 at
the College of William &
Mary, Williamsburg, Va., Phi
Beta Kappa is the oldest and '
most prestigious student
honor society. Membership is
awarded only to academically


Mr. and Mrs. Laporte


ried at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 10, 2009,
at Memorial United
Methodist Church with the
Rev. Brett Opalinski officiat-
ing. The reception will follow
at Amelia Island Plantation.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don
W. Millen of Amelia Island.
The groom-elect is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. David E
Despard of Wilson, N.Y.

Laporte-Newton
Carol Elizabeth Newton
and Pierre Laporte were mar-
ried Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008,
on Amelia Island. The Rev.
Ted Schroder of Amelia
Plantation Chapel officiated at
the wedding and reception
held at the Oyster Bay Yacht
Club.
The bride is the daughter
of Frances Black Newton and
James Edward Newton of
Tifton, Ga. The groom is the
son of Claudette Lacombe
Laporte of Hollywood, Amelia
Island and Montreal, Canada,
and the late George Joseph
Laporte.
After a honeymoon cruise
through the Caribbean, the
couple will continue to reside
in Fernandina Beach.


outstanding juniors and sen-
iors with qualifying juniors
requiring a higher academic
standing.
Christian has a 3.97 grade
point average and is a history
and international affairs
major. She is the daughter of
- Bob and Beckie Christian of
Fernandina Beach.


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In the Bible, there is a story about Jesus
and His disciples being in a boat on a lake
when a ferce storm suddenly arrives, and
their boat i in danger of sinking. Although
Jesus was asleep, the disciples went to
Him and woke Him, 'Save us, Lord!" they
said. "We are about to die!" "Why are
you so frightened Jesus asked. What
little faith you have!" hen He got up and
ordered the winds and the waves to stop,
and there was a great calm. (Matthew 8:23-
26) I wonder what would have happened if
the disciples had not awakened Jesus during
the storm. I don't believe the boat would
have sunk since Jesus was on board;
however, no one knows for sure. Yet,
for the disciples to witness this amazing
miracle, it surely must have increased their
faith. When we are faced with life's storms,
we should try to emulate the disciples and
call upon the lord lbr His help to calm
the waters. God does not want us to be a
frightened people and He has provided us
with a means of support by calling upon
Him icuring our times of need, Gods word
tells is that we are not to be frightened
because He will give us strength.

In God I have pt my t I will not
be afraid. What can man do to me?
New KJ.V. Ralm 56:11


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BIRTH

M Mark and April Joyner She joins a sister, Katlyn
of St. Marys, Ga., announce Elizabeth Joyner.
the birth of a daughter, Maternal grandparents are
Alyssa Shannon Joyner, born Jayne and David Burbank of
Nov. 12, 2008, at Southeast Fernandina Beach. The pater-
Camden Health System. The nal grandparents are Dana
baby weighed 9 pounds 2 Johns of Waycross, Ga., and
ounces and measured 19 3/4 Mark Joyner Sr. of Folkston,
inches in length. Ga.


HELPERS


The Nassau County
Health Department seeks vol-
unteer physicians, dentists,
nurses and other licensed
health professionals to pro-
vide limited but vital primary
and specialty care to unin-
sured and underserved
Florida residents. Liability
protection fiom state-spon-
sored sovereign immunity is
offered to licensed providers
who volunteer their time and
skills. Call Virginia Gaster at
548-1860, ext. 5325, or e-mail
virginia_ gaster(@idoh.state.
fl.us.
Haven Hospice is North
Florida's expert in end-of-life
and palliative care and offers
many opportunities for volun-
teering. Visit www.havenhos
pice.org or call Sandra
Francis at (904) 733-9818
Sponsored by the
American Cancer Society and
supporIted by product dona-
tions from various cosmetic
companies, Look Good, Feel
Better is a program designed
for female cancer patients
going through chemotherapy
and/or radiation therapy.
Group sessions help patients
restore their aplpeatralnce aid


self-image through a make-
over and style tips from pro-
fessionally trained beauti-
cians. Interested patients
should call the American
Cancer Society at 1-(X)-227-
9954 to register.
Micah's Place is a
501(c) (3) non-profit and the
only certified domestic vio-
lence center serving N;assau
County. It provides emer-
gency shelter, outreach, pre-
vention programs andl com-
munity education. Visit
www.micahsplace.org.
Call the 24-hour crisis hot-
line at 1-800-500-1119, and
emergency shelter at 225-
9979. For information or to
make donations, call 491-
6364, ext. 2, or eu-mail micah-
splacedd@bellsoutlh.ut.
Victims and survivors of do-
mlestic violence lnow halv a
support group in tFcrnatlinia
Beach every Thutrsday ait (
p.m. Support groups continue
to be offered every Monday
at 7 p.mn. in Yulec.
For location information.
call Micah's I'Place at 879-6270.
For outreach or support
groups call 879--27'1. v\l(U)i-
t'crs call 191 -6:16.1, ext. 2.


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FRIDAY, November 21. 2008/News-Leader


RELIGION


The benefits of unanswered prayers and God's plan


Though most of the
guys on the jobsite
had no clue who he was, John
did. He had been down this
road before. As the tall, wiry
framed man grabbed his clip-
board from the trunk and
slammed it closed, a sense of
uncertainty filled John's mind.
He knew this time things
would be tough.
"How's it going Mr.
Kimble?" the loan inspector
said to John as he stepped
around all the construction
debris lying on the ground.
"Hi," John said. "Sure am
glad to see you. We're ready
for some more money so we
can get this place finished up."


'Well,
that's what
I'm here for,"





S thingsare
OK"
PULPrr "Alright,"
NOTES John said,
and off the
loan inspec-
PQstor tor went
Rob Goyette Though it
wasn't nor-
mal for John to follow the
bank's inspector around, this'
time he felt he had to. Deep
inside John knew things \
weren't quite right. As the


inspector checked things out,
and began noticing several
items that hadn't been fin-
ished yet, John did his best to
assure him they would be
taken care of. But somehow, it
didn't seem to matter.
"I'm sorry," the inspector
told John as he tore off a piece
of paper and handed it to him.
"Until you finish the things on
this list, I can't approve any
more money for this project.
You understand John. There's
no way we can keep giving
you funds until we see that
things are being completed."
"I know," John said, "But
trust me; I'll get the job done
if you just give me my next
draw of money. I promise."
"I wish I could help," the


loan inspector said, "but I
can't. Sorry." As the inspector
drove away it was clear to
John that the ball was in his
court, and rightly so.
OK, it's me again, Pastor
Rob, and that's my little story
for the week. I know, you've
probably already figured it
out, but I made this one up to
illustrate an important point. I
hope it speaks to you the
same way it's been speaking
to me.
Have you ever wondered
why sometimes God doesn't
respond to our request? I'm
sure I have. Though I realize
it's not always the case, I
believe that there are times
God doesn't answer our
prayers because we are not


ready to handle more of what-
ever it is that we are asking
for. That's right, like the loan
inspector for the bank, why
would God release more of a
thing into our lives if we have
not handled the last batch
appropriately. Maybe it's just
me, but I've found that there
is no point in asking God for
something new if I've not
been a good steward over
what I already have.
Whether we are talking
about finances, buildings,
properties or, most important-
ly, the souls of men and
women, the principle remains
the same. God is looking for
good stewards that He can
share His kingdom business
with.


So, don't be surprised if He
doesn't always answer your
prayers in the way that you
think that He should. It could
be that He's actually working
on something far more impor-
tant specifically your charac-
ter. Thankfully, unlike the
inspector from the bank, God
doesn't just walk off the job-
site if for some reason we
come up short in the process.
Instead, I've found Him to be
far more committed to my
well being and success than
even I am. Now that's Good
News!
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
ofLiving Waters World
Outreach Center
E-mail him at rgoy@living-
watersoutreach.org.


RELIGION NOTES


FirstAssembly
concerts
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St., will host
Friday night Live, a concert
featuring Agree 33 and special
speaker Rick Lowery, at 7
p.m. tonight For information
call (904) 881-3340. Admission
is free. Come join the youth of
our community in a time of
praising the Lord.
On Nov. 30 at 10:45 a.m.,
First Assembly of God will
host Calvary's Voice, three
young men who sing to the
glory of the Lord. For more
information call 261-6448.
Amelia Park church
Holy Trinity Anglican
Church has moved to Amelia
Park. The church is located at
the corner of Lake Park Drive
and Park Avenue, across from
the YMCA. Service times are
8 am. and 10 a.m. The regular
order of service is Holy
Communion using the Book
of Common Prayer, 1928 edi-
tion. On Nov. 23 at the 10 a.m.
service, Holy Trinity's visiting
Anglican bishop will conse-
crate the new building.
Visitors are welcome anytime.
See the church website,
www.holytrinityanglican.org,
for mot@ i aifriih.ationi


Men's Day
The Men's Fellowship of
the Elm Street Church of God,
under the direction of Bro.
Earl Alberta Jr., president,
invites everyone to the annual
Men's Day celebration from
11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 23.
This year's theme is "Men
Lifting the Standard." The
morning speaker will be
Pastor Leonard of Tabernacle
of the Enlightened Church of
God Worship Center in Tampa
and the afternoon speaker will
be the former state of Florida
Overseer, Cocoa Office,
Bishop Quan Miller, pastor of
Dominion Church of God in
Orlando. Men wishing to par-
ticipate call Brother Alberta at
548-8295. The church is at 502
South 11th St. Bishop Terry
L Pugh is the pastor.
Salt&light
Amelia Plantation Chapel's
next Salt & Light speakers
will be Mike and Marty
Edwards, now residents of
Callahan and former owners
of Ed's Appliance Repair (Ed's
Comfort Solutions).
In August 2006, while on a
mission to a remote village in
Honduras, they heard God's
call to become full-timne mis- v
sionaries. They sold their .,


GIVING THANKS


Franklintown dinner
The Franklintown United
Methodist Church of
American Beach will cele-
brate Thanksgiving Day on
SNov. 23. The worship service
will begin at 11 a.m. and din-
ner will follow the service.
The community is invited.
Communityservice
The Ministerial
Association will host a
Community Thanksgiving
Service on Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.
at First Presbyterian .
Church, 9 N. Sixth St The
Rev. Hollie Tapley, associate
pastor at Memorial United
Methodist Church, will
preach. All are invited.
St Pete's service
Instead of the traditional


business, spent a year in
Costa Rica learning Spanish
and in January will be moving
to Honduras to build a transi-
tional home for young girls
who, upon leaving orphan-
,ages without resources or
training, too often resort to


Thanksgiving Day service
usually held at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, this year
the service will be held on
Thanksgiving eve, Nov. 26 at
6 p.m. This is a family friend-
ly, come as you are, no need
for Sunday best Call 261-
4293 for information.
Yulee lunch
United Methodist
Church on A1A between
Lofton Creek and Chester
Road invites anyone who will
not have someone to eat with
on Thanksgiving Day or who
is in financial stress to a
Thanksgiving lunch from
noon to 2 p.m. on Nov. 26.
There is no charge. RSVP at
225-5381.
Cuisers feast
St. Marys, Ga., boaters


prostitution for income.
The Edwards will share
their story on Nov. 23 at 10:30
a.m. in the Meeting Room fol-
lowing service and fellowship.
Prayer breakfast n in
A monthly continental i '*i


will host a Thanksgiving din-
ner for cruisers on Nov. 27 at
the marina.
Each cruiser brings a cov-
ered dish and local boaters
provide the turkey and hanm.
Communitydier
Memorial United Metho-
dist Church and Sonny's Bar-
B-Cue will host a Thanksgiv-
ing Day meal Nov. 27 from
noon-3 p.m.
Sonny's will donate its
smoked turkey for the event
and First Baptist Church,
representing the Interfaith
Dinner Network of local.
churches, will share respon-
sibilities with Memorial.
Anyone is welcome for
any reason. Volunteers are
needed to share your time,
talents or funds. Call
Memorial at 261-5769.


prayer breakfast will be held
at 8 a.m. on Nov. 29 at the
County Building, 86026 Pages
Dairy Road, Yulee. Everyone
is welcome. This is a ministry
outreach of Impact Your .
World eaupchh-and-Pastnr
KalviiiIRRutsell Flioimpson.


Pastorapprecation
Join'Impact Your World
Church Nov.'30 at 4 p.m. for
its pastor appreciation service.
Services are held at the Full
Service School, 86207Felmor
Road, Yulee. A reception will
follow in the:Fellowship Hall
of First Baptist Church of
Yulee, 86584 Pinewood Drive.
For more information, contact
Sister Thompson at 261-9072.

-'Hanging
oftheGren
On Nov. 30, Yulee Baptist
Church will have its annual
"Hanging of the Green" serv-
ice. The choir will present
"Home Sweet Christmas" as
the congregation participates
in the usual decorating. The
community is invited as the
church starts the beginning of
the Advent season. For infor-
mation call 225-5128.
Bereaved parents
St Peter's Episcopal
Church will hold a candlelight
memorial service sponsored
Sby the Bereaved Parents
Support Group honoring our
children at 5 p.m. on Dec. 7.
Call Penny Kelley at 261-8632
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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
261-6306.
www.poplcamelia.org


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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nass.luville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.ni.
(904) 432-8118
www.providenceyulee.corn
providenceyulee@cormcast.net


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Sunday Worship 10 45 am
Wednesday AWANA 6 15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study 6 30 pm
941017 .31 rlaus~ille Rnad Count, C.l10' S. ulh
Fernond.no Buch FL 32034
261-4741
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YULEE UNITED
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CHURCH
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SUNDAY SERVICES:
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles


TI iAn InterdenominationalCommunity Church
| 1 SUNDAY WORSHIP
9:15 a.m.
(Nursery Provided)
\ Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
f diverse congregation united6y ourfaith in Jesus Christ
New Website! Amelia Island Plantation
www.ameachael.comOutside the Main Gate
www.ameliachapel.com (904) 277-4414


,i 7[oly Trinity
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Everyone Welcome
A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
Come Grow With Us


Holy Trinity Anglican Church
In Amelia Park
1830 Lake Park Drive
(across from the YMCA)
Sunday worship times
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. (with music)

904-430-0274
www.holytrinityanglican.org


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BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook
Sunday Morning Worship Services
10:30am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided
www.blackrockbaptist.com


ja4 FIRST
PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
9 N. 6th St. 261-3837
Worship Services 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Come Worship God In One of
Florida's Oldest Sanctuaries!
Just fCentrr St. Dr L Holton Sieling, Jr. Pastor


i lw a il initm[l tiIIllli millIlII
Rev. Brian Ebum, 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.
6:00pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses: Vigil 6:00pm: Holy Day 8:30am
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45pm or by appt.
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-190
Emergency Number 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550


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FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
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"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church'
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30amn
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30prm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIm
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femandina Bch.
Fnr Morr Infrnn.atin n Call 261-9527


Sunday Scnool .
Worship Service
Discipleship Training
Evening Worship .
Wednesday Fellowship Supper
Wednesday Prayer Service ..


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S. 6:00P.M.
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.7:00P.M.


736 Bonnie.iew R.oa (across from Sadler Rd.)
904 261 4615 (thrth office)
EVERYONE WELCOME
Nursery pmrtided


'Living Waters
world outreach
S Contemporary Worship
SSUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
Youth, Nursery &
Children's Ministries
321-2117
Rob & Christle Goyett
senior Pasto On AIA I mileasltofAmiaeWsland
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CELEBRATION BAPTIST
CHURCH
novave SW~ Cwpovy Asc, CJsuaA#nOsWpv
Pastor Mike Kwtatkowski
Gathering for worship 10:45am
at Yulee Elem. School
Cafetorium, 86063 Felmore Road & A1A
(Nursery provided)
Small group bible study Sunday mom. 0 9:30am
Team Kid Sunday night 0 6:00pm 0 Yulee Ballpark
Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.


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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Prdvided For All Services
www.Yuleebaptisthurch.com
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809


FIRST MISSIONARY APTI
CHURCH
20 South inth Street 261490
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Jeff Overton, Sr. Pastor
Sunday Worship 8 AM & 10:15 AM
Sunday School 9 AM
Evening Worship 6:30 PM
Wednesday Service 6:30 PM
261-3617
www.fbfirst.net
416 Alachua St. Fernandina Beach


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Impact Your World
Church
"The Church Where the BIBLE
Comes to LIFE"
Pastor: Kalvin R. Thompson
10 am Bible Study
11 am Family Worship Service
Location
86207 Felmor Road, Ydlee, FL
Oust offAlA & Felmor Road)
904-261-9072


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Youth Worship .............. 9:45ant in Youth Center
Sundav School for all alcs ............ 9:45ani + I lam
Wednesday Midweek Supper 5: 15-6:30pin
Middle School Youth (Wed.) ................. 0:30pin
Senior High Youth (Wed.) ................... 0:30pin

Open Heads Open Minds Open Doors
The people of the United Methodist Church

Music programs and small groups available
Nursery services available for all services


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FRIDAY. November 21.2008/NI:ws-LE:ADI:R


HOMES


Now's the
Q .Can we grow beets
.here? If.so, when do we
plant them? JK
A You can plant beets in
.our area anytime
between August and
February. The seeds should
be planted half to 1 inch deep.
It will take about 50-65 days
until the beets are ready to
harvest. Choices of seed for
this area are: Early Wonder,
Detroit Dark Red, Cylindra,
Red Ace, Little Ball, Asgrow
Wonder, Green Top,
Pacemaker III, and Red
Ace. Irrigation at the begin-
ning of root growth is impor-
tant but it should be reduced
significantly during the end of
root maturation. Overhead
irrigation may be needed to
ensure soil does not become
too dry to the point of crack-
ing.
.Are king sagos (cycas
.revoluta) subject to gan-
odema butt rot? If not, is there
some other disease that has
similar conks that cycads
would be subject to? MM
A: After looking at the
photo you sent, it is quite
probable the-causal agent was
Ganoderma. Ganoderma,
Ganoderma zonatum, attacks
palms and hardwood trees so
there is no reason to suspect
cycads sagoss) would be an
exception. There are numer-
ous types of shelf fungi but
the quickness of the destruc-
tion of the plant points to gan-
oderma.
The only way to know for
certain is to examine the
trunk tissue after the sago is
cut down. The tissue will
show a dark ring inside the
trunk. This fungus decompos-


time to grow beets
-es the lower ter. The worms have been
Part of the found as far north as New
trunk l)alins Hampshire and west to
or trees. It is California, they have even
also possible made it to Hawaii. We belii
for the fungi black flatworms were brou
to be present into the United States via t
without see- potting soil of tropical plan
ing the When you consider the
conks. Once amount of plant material
GARDEN the conks moved about the U.S. frorr
TALK appear on the tropical areas, it is easy to
trunk, the how the flatworms could h
tree is quick become so widespread in
Becky ordi to decline, nurseries and garden cent
There are and then to our landscapes
no chemical controls for the Planarians have been knov
disease, to hunt earthworms and
The palm should be insects but they cause no
removed and destroyed as harnl to humans or pets.
soon as possible. Remove all Once they are out of th
of the stump tissue along with soil the flatworms become
the soil and do not plant dehydrated, which causes
another palm on the same site them to die. After the black]
as these fungi live in the soil. flatworms are dead and dr
Keep the palms and cycads they are much easier to sw
healthy by avoiding over irri- off into the lawn or ornam
gation and fertilization, tal beds.
Palm fertilizers should be Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFA.
applied every spring, summer Nassau. County Horticultur
and fall using a 4-1-6-2 ratio Extension Agent, is a
(N-P-K-Mg respectively). University of Florida faculty
Fertilizer should be broadcast member Extension location
under the canopy of the palm are the satellite office at the
or cycad. It should never be County Building in Yulee a
sprinkled around the bud area the main Extension Office i
as fertilizer only benefits the Callahan. The UF/IFAS
plant if is can be absorbed by Nassau County Demonstrai
the root tissue. Garden is located at the ja
Q What are all those black S. Page Governmental
.worms that crawl up on Complex and demonstrates
the sidewalks and driveways management practices for
after it rains? DW Northeast Florida. Mail qu
A The worms found in tions to Garden Talk, c/o
.your yard are called land Rebecca Jordi, Nassau Cou
planarians or black flatworms, Extension, 543350 US 1,
Dolichoplana striata. They are Callahan. FL 32011, or e-t
tropical worms and their num- rljordi@ufl.edu.
bers will diminish somewhat Visit the website at
in your yard during the win- http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.


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Call one of our friendly News-Leader AD-visors at 261-3696 for early
advertising deadline information for the Friday, Nov.28 issue.



RESIDENTIAL HOLIDAY


GARBAGE PICK-UP SCHEDULE

Thanksgiving
November 27 will be picked up on the 28th and Friday's waste will
be picked up on Saturday the 29th.


Christmas
December 25 will be picked up on the 26th and Friday's waste will
be picked up on Saturday the 27th.


New Years
January 1 will be picked up on the 2nd and Friday's waste will be
picked up on Saturday the 3rd.

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SUBMITrED
This historic district home at 103 South 10th St. will be among seven featured dur-
ing Christmas on Centre Dec. 5 and 6, a fundraiser for the Amelia Island Museum
of History.

Christmas on Centre: Historic

homes andfunfor the wholefamily


For the News-Leader

Seven festive Victorian homes to tour,
strolling carolers, designer trees and wreaths,
gingerbread houses, classic model trains, games,
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. What more could
you want for Christmas than Christmas on
Centre in downtown Fernandina Beach? It's the
perfect place for the whole family to stock up on
holiday spirit.
Headquarters for the Amelia Island Museum
of History's annual celebration is St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, corner of Eighth Street and
Atlantic Avenue. It all takes place Dec. 5 and 6
from 10 a;m.-5 p.m. both days.
Close to 1,000 people enjoyed it last year, so
get your tickets now: $20 each for the tours and
displays at St. Peter's, or $5 for St. Peter's only.
Purchase tickets in advance at the museum,
233 S. Third St.. Fernandina Beach, (261-7378)
or at www.amelianuseum.org. Tickets also will
be sold at St. Peter's during the event. All pro-


ceeds support the Amelia Island Museum of
History.
A preview party, "Silver and Gold and
Elegance," will kick off the festival from 6-8 p.m.
Dec. 4 at St Peter's.
Mingle in a winter wonderland of dazzling dis-
plays and decorations prepared for Christmas on
Centre, including dozens of Christmas trees,
wreaths and gingerbread houses created and
donated by some of Amelia Island's most tal-
ented artists and designers. They will be avail-
able by bid to benefit the museum.
Meet the owners of the seven historic homes
that will be open for tours during Christmas on
Centre, and "Mr. Train" Chuck Panella, whose
extensive model train display is a delight for all
ages. Even Santa plans to attend.
Tickets are $70 per person. There will be
wine, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, carved delica-
cies, an assortment of other holiday treats and
a pianist playing Christmas favorites. RSVP by
Wednesday by calling the museum at 261-7378.


Birthday at market
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is celebrating its
sixth birthday all month long
and on Nov. 22, every 50th
shopper will receive a gift
that will keel) those spills
away on Thanksgiving!
Blue Planet has several
new organic dressings
at the market including a
robust fig vinaigrette dress-
ing and an orange/carrot/
ginger dressing as well as a
popular Dreamy Tahini
Dressing.
The Civitan club will be
selling Paula Deen spices as
a fundraiser (call Kelley at
556-6964 to order yours).
Also, A.M. Gardening will
have several sizes of live


s'SUBMFITED
Blue Planet's organic
dressings, pesto sauces
and hummus are available
at the Fernandina
Farmers Market.

wreaths available on Nov. 29.
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
at Seventh and Centre
streets. Call 491-4872 or visit
www.fernandinafarmersmar-
ket.com.


Greenwaywalk
Our Greenway leads a
nature walk on Egans Creek
Greenway every third
Saturday of the month. The
next walk is Dec. 20 at 9 a.m.
The walks explore the flora
and fauna of the Greenway.
Participants are encouraged
to bring water, sun protec-
tion, bug juice, comfortable
walking shoes and optionally
field guides and binoculars.
Meet at the entrance to
the Greenway behind the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave.
These walks are free and
open to the public. For more
information call 277-7350 or
visit Our Greenway at
www.ourgreenway.org.


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Realtor
(904) 261-6116 (office)
(800) 940-6116 (tollfree)
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AmeaRealt Amelia Island, FL 32034



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FRIltAV, Novcmber 21. 2008) NEWS Ncews I.,cder


Master Gardeners earn top state honor


'I'lTh- 28th Annual Florida
MIaster (ardeetr Contiiued
Tr'l.nilin C(lonflierencl was held
inll Coral Springs O)ct. 20-22. Th
:Iwa;'rds pr(o)rail' l I-cCOg,'ni/td'(l
Malster (;lardenc v'olulnte.is
across the sttic for projects and
pil't'grals iln 1t calt.'egories. This
ear Ithe Nassau County Master
Caurd-n'iAr voltIntIers wicr
awarded the top honor for
Written Mass mCommunilications,
lor their monthly Masterful
Gardening series.
Eleven Nassau County
Master Gardener volunteers
have authored the columns:
Shirley Fenton, Kathy Warner,
Beverly Stormoen, Claudie
Speed, Bea Walker, Mary
Chudzynski, Ann Reamy,
Bonnie Johnson, Kay
McAllister, Paul Gosnell and
Nelson Peterson. The Written
Mass Communications award
is given for program activities by
Master Gardener volunteers
that are reactive or responsive in
nature, including news articles.
Entries were judged in four
areas: 1) The educational mes-


R NI O I o0 Y PARMN


sage was clear, concise and easy
to understand; 2) Educational
implication of presentation and
potential impact of articles; 3)
Accuracy of information; and 4)
Style (personality).
This marks the second con-
secutive year that Nassau
County's Master Gardener pro-
gram earned state honors.
"This has been a banner year
for the program. It is wonderful
what our volunteers are able to
contribute to the county and its
citizens. We're honored to com-


pete among the 52 counties that
have Master Gardener pro-
grams and be recognized for
our program activities," said
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS Nassau
County Horticulture agent, in a
press release.
For more information about
the Master Gardener volunteer
program as well as other pro-
gralms offered by the Nassau
County Extension Service, visit
http://nassau.ifas.ull.edut/index
.html, call 548-1116 or contact
Jordi at rljordi@ufl.edtu.


MEG MCALPINE/FORTHE NEWS.IADER
Nassau County Master Gardeners Ann Reamy, Kathy Warner, Mary Chudzynski, Bea
Walker and Claudie Speed, Horticulture Extension Agent Rebecca Jordi and Master
Gardener Beverly Stormoen, above, celebrate their 2008 Florida Master Gardener
Awards of Excellence honor for Written Mass Communications Award. Above left,
Walker, accepts the award on behalf of the Nassau County Master Gardener Program
from Dr. Joan Dusky, assistant dean for extension at the University of Florida, in Coral
Springs.


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FRIDAY. November 21,2008 NEWS News-Leader


Searching out new horizons


What fun.
I made my maiden voyage
to a New Horizons Band con-
cert the other night, and I was
once again reminded about
what a talented group of peo-
ple we are.
I am not an experienced
concertgoer; my infrequent
forays to the concert hall
have left me with memories of
being too dressed up. too
crowded into uncomfortable
seats and too intimidated by
the program to understand
and enjoy it. Unfortunately,
my main memory of the last
concert I attended is of the
infuriated little boy who
kicked the back of my seat in
a temper tantrum that he sus-
tained until intermission. My
oft-repeated glares at him and
his parents must have
worked; their seats remained
empty when the house lights
dimmed again.
My evening with the
Amelia Arts Academy New
Horizons Concert Band was
infinitely more enjoyable. My
main memory of that concert
is how much fun I had. Before
I forget, I want to compliment
Richard Dickson on how
funny he was; he reminded
me of Leonard Bernstein and
his witticisms from the podi-
um.


IUnlike
those over-
dressed con-
cerls in the
t past, I spent
,* my recent
evening with
the New
A Horizons
Band dressed
CITY in island chic.
SIDEBAR I took my
power suits
to Buy Gones
Cara Curtin years ago,
and after a
particularly painful New
Year's Eve dance a couple of
years later, I donated my high
heels to a worthy cause. Now
I insist on being dressed com-
fortably regardless of the
occasion; I am delighted to
report that my more relaxed
wardrobe is finally considered
suitable concert attire.
I don't think I will ever
grow tired of going some-
where and discovering that I
know half of the people there.
Even a trip to the grocery
store can quickly turn into a
social event. (That's why I
always make sure that my
hair's combed and my lip-
stick's on before I back out of
the driveway.) So you can
understand why I felt right at
home when I walked into the


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New Horizons Band is yet another reflection
four island's unique qualities.


Peck Auditorium; the smiling
faces of several friends in the
audience were there to wel-
come me.
Not only did I see friends
in the audience; I quickly dis-
covered that I knew several
band members as well. And
those I did not know I recog-
nized from being out and
about in our relatively small
chunk of Paradise. One friend
was absent, but the band ded-
icated the evening to him and
his memory; Barbara Tuttle
and I sat together and
thought of David and his sax-
ophone.
And so, surrounded by
friends, I was entertained by
friends. Trumpeter Jimmy
Lay whom I think I recog-
nized from around town -
played a Vivaldi solo that
earned him our standing ova-
tion. Bill Birdsong a gentle-
man I do know teamed up
with fellow trombone player
Bill Thissen to regale us with
their fancy slide work. (I
always wonder if anyone has
ever pulled that slide too far
and has ended up standing
there with the horn in two
pieces.) Bravo to both men
for giving us a rousing rendi-
tion of "Slide-by-Slide," as well
as for keeping each of their
instruments in one piece.
I shouldn't have been so
surprised at the band's virtu-
osity; New Horizons Band is
yet another reflection of our
island's unique qualities.
When it formed about eight


years ago, its founders
encouraged musicians from
all around the area with
diverse levels of experience to
come together to make a joy-
ful noise. Like many of our
neighbors who are talented in
other disciplines, these band
members finally have the
time and opportunity to con-
centrate on their music. I
started to bemoan the over-
abundance of gray-to-snowy
hair among their number, but
stopped myself. The
brunettes and redheads and
blonds in our community are
still busy with work and fami-
ly. With a little luck and a lot
of determination, the New
Horizons Band will be there
to welcome them when their
children grow up and their
hair grows gray.
In the meantime, you can
come sit with the rest of your
friends in the audience and let
your neighbors entertain you.
And if it is time to resume
your interrupted musical
career, give the Amelia Arts
Academy a call at 277-1225.
Cara Curtin is the co-
author of the Lieutenant
Wilson Mystery Series, along
with David Tuttle. Look for
their latest book, Fernandinas
Lost Island, on sale now.
Cara's writing career spans
over 30 years; she has written
for radio, television, and a
wide variety of print publica-
tions. Contact her at
wordsmythe@net-magic.net to
ask her to speak to your group.


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Richard Dickson displays a gift he received from the
congregation at Amelia Plantation Chapel.


Kudos to 'Music Man'


JUDY PILLANS
For the News-Leader

Aug. 31 was a red-letter
day for Amelia Plantation
Chapel members. We had the
opportunity to recognize
Minister of Music Richard
Dickson as he celebrated both
the 10th anniversary of his
service to the chapel and his
birthday.
We did not have 76 trom-
bones to lead our big parade
or 110 cornets close at hand,
but we did pull out all the
stops to pay tribute to our
"Music Man" on this special
day. Under his leadership, the
music program of the chapel
has become well known in the
community for an outstand-
ing choir as well as super-
lative musicianship on organ,
piano and just about every
instrument the symphony
orchestra has to offer. He has
offered special programs,


guests and ensembles of all
kinds for our inspiration and
enjoyment.
Richard has a lengthy
resume and impressive cre-
dentials. We are blessed to
have him as our minister of
music.
Richard was feted with a'
humorous version of "Till
There Was You," the popular
song from the Broadway play
of "The Music Man." The
lyrics used made it clear that
the choir, the congregation
and the organ have all
improved novy that there's
Richard!
Chapel President Imogene
Coleman presented Richard
with a specially commissioned
drawing by local artist
Marlene of "Our Music Man."
The celebration continued
during the coffee hour in
Fellowship Hall where a large
birthday cake decorated with
Richard's picture was served.


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and Dance Allvel National Ballet Company
Present

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SDec 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $25.00 for Adults
$5.00 for Children
STickets are available at Amelia Arts Academy,
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and Lisa Alien's Dance Works

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FRi \\. November 21.2008/News-Leader


AROUND SCHOOL


Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Nov. 25 and Dec. 2
at the Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. All inter-
ested students wishing to be
on the volunteer jury or act as
attorneys, court clerks and
bailiffs can sign up through
their school guidance offices
or by attending court and
signing up then. To participate
as an attorney, see coordinator
Charles Griffin. Volunteers
need to arrive between 5:30
and 6 p.m.
All students earn two
hours of community service
credit that can be used for the
Florida Scholarship program,
local 4-H programs, Scouts
and other such programs
requiring community based
service hours. With prior
approval some teachers give
grade credit for attendance
and participation. Participat-
ing high school seniors are eli-
gible to apply for Teen Court
Scholarships awarded each
year.
For information call Griffin
at 5484600.
Pottery for kids
Jones Pottery/Studio Art,
528 S. Eighth St., is taking reg-
istrations for its Creative Clay
Workshop for ages 6-14. This
class will create a variety of
clay pieces while learning the
basics of coil, pinch, slab and
other clay hand building meth-
ods. Projects include: clay
wreaths, tree ornaments, coil
pots and more. Classes are
Dec. 3 and 10 from 3:30-5:30
p.m. Cost is $50. Call 556-3804.
Instrument Zoo
volunteers
ARIAS Instrument Zoo is
looking for volunteers to men-
tor fourth graders in Nassau
County on handling and pro-
ducing musical sounds on 30-
plus different orchestral
instruments.
ARIAS schedulers organize
visits to school-;sErnaqidjR,
Beach, Callahan, Yulee,
Hilliard and Bryceville in
January and February. If you
or a friend are interested, call
Dee Stalcup at 277-9678 or
Barbara Zacheis at 321-5639.
You do not need to know
how to play an instrument.
There will be a workshop on
Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. at Emma Love
Hardee Elementary.
Pre-kart
The Arts Academy is now :"
hosting Pattycake Playtime
Art for ages 3-5. This class
explores creative activities for
the young child in many areas
of visual arts such as painting,
sculpture, drawing, collage
and printmaking as well some
applied creative movement


DARessay
The Amelia-Island Chapter
of the Daughters of the Ameri-
can Revolution announces the
American History Essay
Contest for all fifth through
eighth grade students in
Nassau County.
The title this year is "What
message did the Gettysburg
Address communicate in
1863? How are the ideals artic-
ulated in the speech still rele-
vant for out country today?"
The essay should be from
300 to 1,000 words and should
be completed by Nov. 27. For
more detailed requirements
and information contact Gail
at 321-1126.

'Greenovator
challenge
Greennovators is a compe-
tition created by Flagler
College Students in Free
Enterprise that challenges
today's innovators to invent or
re-invent a product or service
that will help save the planet.
It is a calling to the commu-
nity to strive to create an
invention that will positively
impact the population as well
as the sustainability of the
Earth. The winner will be
awarded a cash prize of $500.
The entry form, design and
prototype of the inventions are
due Dec. 1 and the winner will
be announced Dec. 5.
For more information and
an entry form, e-mail greenno-
vators@flagler.edu.
American essay
The deadline is Dec. 1 for


and theater. The six-week
class is held Wednesdays from
12:30-2:30 p.m. beginning
today. Cost is $115. Call 261-
1225 or visit www.islandstu-
dioart.com for more details.
Kinderstudios
Kinderstudios, 528 S.
Eighth St., is seeking boys to
join its hip hop class on
Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. It also
needs 7-9 year old girls who
would like to try hip hop and
is offering two weeks of les-
sons free. Hip Hop is high-
energy dance with age appro-
priate music and moves.
The studio also needs vol-
unteers to help paint the back-
drop for the "Holiday
Spectacular" and 12 dads to be
in the 12 days of Christmas
comedy routine. No dance
experience required. Contact
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954
or e-mail alexandra@kinder-
studios.ccsend.com.
Parent tool kidts
The Nassau Alcohol Crime
Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) is offering free
parent tool kits at all middle
and high schools throughout
the county. They include
resources for parents, infor-
mation on keeping children
drug free and instant drug
and alcohol screens with
instructions for use. To pick
up a kit see the School
Resource Officer or Project
SUCCESS counselor. For
information contact Kerrie
Albert at kalbert@spbh.org or
(904) 206-2268.

Amelia Arts
Academy
Amelia Arts Academy pro-
vides after school art and
music programming for stu-
dents of all ages. Financial aid
and scholarships are available.
Classes offered include guitar,
piano, violin, voice, and art.
Call 277-1225 for information.
Assessment services
Florida Community
College Betty P Cook Nassau
Center in Yulee has expanded
,iklj,-ssment Centerie-vi7
es by of Ienng both the .
Nursing School Aptitude Test
(NAT) and the Health
Occupations Aptitude Test
(HOT). The NAT test is for
individuals interested in the
registered nursing program
and there is a $35 testing fee.
The HOT test is for individu-
als interested in entering
other health care programs
and the test fee is $40. Both
exams are offered Monday
through Thursday by appoint-
ment.
In addition, the center
offers the College Place Test
(CPT) Monday-Friday on a
walk-in basis.
For information call 548-
4438. The center is at 76346
William Burgess Blvd., Yulee.


high school students entering
the Bill of Rights Institute's
"Being an American" national
essay contest.
Cash prizes totaling nearly.
$200,000 and a trip to the
nation's capital will be award-
ed to winning students and
their teachers. Teachers may
submit essays online at
www.BeingAnAmerican.org.
To participate, students
are asked to share their
thoughts on American citizen-
ship by answering "What civic
value do you believe is most
essential to being an
American?".Visit
www.BeingAnAmerican.org
for rules and materials.
Director's Chair
Florida high school stu-
dents are invited to participate
in The Second Annual
Director's Chair, a contest in
which students create com-
mercials to promote Ask a
Librarian, a free online service
that allows patrons to chat
with a librarian for help with
homework or general ques-
tions.
Floridians in ninth through
12th grade are invited to sub-
mit to YouTube a 30-second
video promoting Ask a
Librarian by Jan. 17 for the
chance to win a digital video
camera, a digital camera or an
iPod Shuffle with an iTunes
gift card.
After a panel of judges
picks the top five videos, the
public will vote for its favorite
video from Jan. 26 to Feb. 7.
Visit www.askalibrarian.org/
thedirectorschair for informa-
tion.


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SUIBMITlrr
Weather station
Nov. 12, he lower elementary students of Amelia Island Montessori School
welcomed Tim Deegan, chief meteorologist from First Coast News in Jacksonville,
to their c)soroom.
The students listened attentively while Deegan answered their questions about
the wiepther. After the presentation, the students had the opportunity to tell
Deegan about the weather station they've been working on in their classroom.


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Boys&Girls
Club fun
Some recently inducted
Sunrise Rotarians were
honored to lend their sup-
port to'a special awards
ceremony for the students
who attend the Fernandina
Beach Boys and Girls Club
after-school program.
The Boys and Girls
Clubs of America offers
programs and services to
promote and enhance the
development of boys and
girls by instilling a sense of
competence, usefulness,
belonging and influence.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a
safe place to learn and
grow all while having fun.
The newly created series
of awards ceremonies are
designed to recognize
these students at different
levels for their achieve-
ments in school. The
rec tmon eventj4 -,
awakId ceremony iSheld at
the end of each school
quarter after grades have
been issued.
The first in the series
was held on Oct. 30 at the
club's facility in Fernan-
dina Beach. The excite-
ment ran high among the
students as each one of
them received an award
and goodie bag, in addition
to enjoying a pizza party!
Working with Reggie
Williams, unit director,
bottom left, and other rep-
resentatives of the Boys
and Girls Club were new
members Julie McCracken
and Jeff Timian, along with
programs chairman Ann
Hays and charter members
Claudette Drummond and
Pat Rogenski. The kids
had great fun "wrapping
up" the evening by turning
McCracken into a mummy,
top left.
For information on
membership or attending a
Rotary breakfast meeting,
held Fridays at the Fern-
andina Beach Golf Club at
7:30 a.m., contact Donna
Lynne Van Puymbrouck at
277-2465, or via e-mail at
donnalynne4227@com-
cast.net.


ISIIBM TI' I

Gift of learning
The Fernandina Beach Rotary Club visited Callahan Intermediate School and
brought some gifts of learning with them. The club donated a dictionary to every
third-grade student in the school. Rotary members participating in this most gen-
erous effort were Doug Mackle, Sandy Price, Holton Siegling, Don Stephenson
and Mary Lee Stephenson. Featured in the picture receiving their dictionaries is
Erin Macabitas' class.


CLASS NOTES


"We're cutting calories in
schools, plain and simple," said
American Beverage Association
President and CEO Susan K.
Neely. "This industry made a
bold commitment two years ago
to change the beverage mix in
schools, and we are delivering.
We recognize that schools are
unique places and we're doing
our part to help students under-
stand the importance of balanc-
ing calories burned with calo-
ries consumed."


Culinary

scholarship

deadline

is Dec. 15
The Michael McMillan
Culinary Arts Scholarship, an
annual award toward tuition at
an accredited culinary school of
the applicant's choice, 'is open
to Nassau County residents.
Culinary students must sub-
mit a 500-word essay on culi-
nary goals and how the schol-
arship may help achieve them.
The ultimate scholarship win-
ner will receive $2,500 made
payable to the accredited culi-
nary school.
Applications should be
turned in no later that Dec. 15.
To apply, visit Special Events at
www.opus39.com.
On Jan. 1, all county finalists
will be announced. The winner
of the Michael McMillan schol-
arship will be announced on
Feb. 1. Candidates must demon-
strate a strong commitment to
the culinary arts, an exception-
al academic or work record, and
financial need.
The Michael McMillan schol-
arship program is an opportu-
nity to give back to the commu-
nity and support local
individuals interested in the culi-
nary arts. As with most accom-
plished chefs, McMillan, exec-
utive chef at Opus 39 and The
Tasting Room in St. Augustine,
has been involved in many
aspects of the restaurant busi-
ness since his teens.
A graduate of the prestigious
Culinary Institute of America,
his experience includes having
worked at Trois Jean in New
York City under master chef of
France, Jean Louis Dumonnet;
and in Dallas with nationally
acclaimed chef Dean Fearing at
Mobil 5 Star/AAA 5 Diamond
restaurant and hotel, The
Mansion on Turtle Creek.
For more information call
(904) 716-3331.



Report shows

beverage plan

is working
A new report shows that the
beverage industry continues to
significantly cut calories in
schools two years into a three-
year implementation period of
the national School Beverage
Guidelines.
The progress report 2007-8
showed that beverage calories
shipped to schools have
decreased by 58 percent since
2004, the last comprehensive
analysis available prior to cre-
ation of the School Beverage
Guidelines in 2006.
The science-based guidelines
call for the beverage industry
to provide lower-calorie and
smaller-portion options in
schools, including the removal
of full-calorie soft drinks, all by
the' 2009-10 school year.
Beverage options include 100
percent juice, low-fat milk and
bottled water in elementary and
middle schools, with the addi-
tion of diet sodas, calorie-capped
sports drinks and enhanced
waters, and low-calorie teas in
high schools.
It is the shift towards lower-
calorie, smaller-portion bever-
ages that is contributing to the
reduction in calories available
from beverages in schools, as
well as the change in the bever-
age mix available to students,
according to the report.
The Alliance for a Healthier
Generation, a joint initiative of
the William J. Clinton Foun-
dation and the American Heart
Association, worked with rep-
resentatives of The Coca-Cola
Company, Dr Pepper Snapple
Group and PepsiCo, Inc. and the
American Beverage Association
to establish the guidelines.
Importantly, the second
annual progress report shows
that 79 percent of schools under
contract with bottlers are
already in compliance with the
national School Beverage
Guidelines. This surpasses a
specific benchmark set forth as
part of the guidelines agreement
that 75 percent of schools under
contract must be in compliance
by the 2008-9 school year.


STUDENT CONTESTS
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SPORTS


PIRATES IN PRESEASON


DAN SlIANKS/L'OMMUNI'I NIT 'WSPAIERS
Fernandina Beach High School junior guard Carlos Holcey heads down court with a
rebound Tuesday during a preseason tournament at West Nassau. The FBHS Pirates
edged Nease 61-60 despite being outscored in the second half 37-23. Junior
Patrick Garvin led the Pirates on the scoreboard with 13 points. Zach Rocheleau
and Holcey had 10 points apiece. Holcey also pulled down seven boards on the
night and had four assists and a block. FBHS takes on Providence tonight at 6:30
p.m. at West Nassau and opens the regular season Tuesday at home with Bishop
Kenny. Junior varsity plays at 6 p.m. and varsity tilt is 7:30 p.m. The Yulee High
School boys basketball team is hosting a preseason tournament. The Hornets played
Creekside Thursday and take on Clay County tonight at 7:30 p.m.


OUTDOORS/TIDES
CROSSWORD
AROUND TOWN


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21,2008
Niws-LI:ADI R / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


YHS, FBHS girls open with wins

BETH JONES | -
News-Leader


It was opening day Tuesday for both the
Yulee and Fernandina Beach high schools' girls
basketball teams. And both teams netted victo-
ries.
Yulee hosted Trinity Christian Academy and
won 41-20.
"I thought we played well even though we did-
n't play in a preseason tournament and have lost
court time with the changing of our schedule and
other unforeseen circumstances," said Yulee
High School Coach Brian Shuster.
"We have a lot of work to do but I thought we
did, some positive things. Our offense didn't real-
ly click. I'm hoping we can clean it up as the
season progresses. Our younger players were
aggressive on the defensive end and caused
quite a few turnovers. I'm hoping we can focus
that energy on the offensive end and become a
little more disciplined. Our upperclassmen were
solid, which is what I expected from them."
Yulee jumped out to a 19-1 lead over Trinity.
The YHS Lady Hornets play at Bolles tonight
at 6 p.m. and return home Tuesday to host
Bishop Snyder at 6 p.m.
The FBHS Lady Pirates also collected a win
in the season opener Tuesday, defeating the
Bishop Snyder Cardinals 28-26.
FBHS led nearly the entire game until the
fourth quarter, when the lead changed hands
several times. Whitney Small, who led the Lady
Pirates with 17 points, including five from the
perimeter, hit a three-pointer with two minutes
to play to put the Lady Pirates up by two.
"Mackenzie McBride followed the three-
pointer with a fast break layup," said FBHS
Coach Mike Landtroop, which put VBHS up by
four points. "With under 30 seconds remaining,
the Pirates played good solid defense and beat
Bishop Snyder by two points.


BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Senior Jennifer Pelham with a jump shot
Tuesday for the Yulee Lady Hornets.

'The girls played a solid game and played
together. Bishop Snyder made a solid run at the
lead in the third quarter and the Lady Pirates
held them off for the win. I am very proud of how
this team is coming together and getting better
on a daily basis."
Small also had three rebounds and six steals.
McBride had seven points, two rebounds and a
steal. Ebony Peterson scored four points, had two
rebounds and seven steals.
The Lady Pirates play host to Baker County
tonight at 6 p.m. and travel to Bolles Monday for
another 6 p.m. tip-off. The FBHS girls are idle
through the holiday and return to the court to
host West Nassau Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.


Grapplers


dominate


Crusaders

BETH JONES
News-Leader
The Pirates didn't even need a-vic-
tory from 215-pounder Matt Roberts
in the final match Wednesday at
Bishop Kenny. But that didn't stop
him from pinning his opponent in 3:38
to give the Pirate grapplers a 58-21
victory over the host Crusaders.
"The Pirates looked great espe-
cially for so early in the season," said
Mark Durr, Fernandina Beach High
School wrestling coach. "These guys
and our coaches, John Williams and
Doug Muir, have really been focused
and working hard getting ready for
this season. Pirate wrestling has real-
ly embraced the attitude that wrestling
season is year round. You could see it
in our conditioning (Wednesday).
"We are a really young team this
year. Over half of our varsity had never
seen any significant mat time in a var-
sity match. We are really happy for
Lilly McCloskey's and Matt Roberts'
first varsity wins. Our two freshmen in
the lineup, Tobias Williams and
Jeremy Jutras, really show us a lot of
potential and are going to get a lot of
wins for us this year.
"Our two captains, Ian Muir and
Donnie Moore, came out and domi-
nated like state qualifiers will do. They
are setting the tone for a successful
season."
Pirate heavyweight Conner Law-
rence opened Wednesday's match
with a win by forfeit.
McCloskey (103 pounds) was first
to wrestle. The Pirate senior and lone
female on the team pinned Charlie
Wadsworth in 3:26.


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Pirate wrestler Matt Roberts, left, pinned Bishop Kenny's George Nagle in the finale Wednesday night,
the season opener for the Fernandina Beach High School wrestling team. FBHS's Michael Hawthorne,
right, waits for the official to whistle a pin. Hawthorne pinned BK's Jason Chandler in 1:20.


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Garrett Sharpe (130) pinned BK's
Jonathon Howard in 1:05. Jordan
Tudor (135) had the quick pin of the
night. He pinned Zach Fox in 22 sec-
onds. Pit LeBrun went all three peri-
ods and won 10-0 at 145 pounds.


Clockwise from top
left: Lilly McCloskey
got her first varsity
win by pin
Wednesday; Pit
LeBrun won by major
decision 10-0; senior
Donnie Moore won by
pin in 1:32; Garrett
Sharpe pinned his
opponent in 1:05.


Morrissey (125) lost in 2:54. Williams
(140) lost by an 8-6 decision. Scan
Watkins (152) was pinned in 1:36.
The Pirates wrestle at Episcopal
Tuesday and compete in the Eagle
Cup at Poinciana Nov. 28-29.


Muir (160) pinned Josh Purvis in
1:34. Michael Hawthorne (171) pinned
Jason Chandler in 1:20. Moore (189)
pinned Zach Williams in 1:32.
Beau Baxter (119) won by forfeit.
Julras (112) lost by pin in 2:03. John


SOCCER


Pirates net


pair of wins
BETH JONES
News-Leader
The Pirates chalked up two wins
this week, blanking Stanton College
Preparatory School 2-0 Monday and
Keystone Heights 4-0 Wednesday.
Max Shaw and Chris Castro
scored the goals against Stanton.
Against Keystone Heights, Shaw
scored a pair of goals and the Pirates
got one each from Robby Phillips
and Maxx McInerney.
"We did some good things but
still need to eliminate many nega-
tives aspects of our game," said
Joshua Dunn, Fernandina Beach
High School boys soccer coach. "We
are maturing slowly but surely and
that is good because we need expe-
rience and leadership if we are going
to compete in our very tough dis-
trict.
"We face a talented team in
Fleming Island on Saturday. We
need to be ready at the opening
whistle to have any chance of win-
ning. Fleming Island is one of the
best teams in North Florida."
The Pirates (3-2) host the Golden
Eagles at noon at Pirate Field. FBHS
travels to Episcopal Monday and to
West Nassau Tuesday for matches
at 7:20 p.m. The junior varsity plays
at 5:30 p.m. Monday only.
The FBHS girls host Fleming
Island at 10 a.m. Saturday and trav-
el to West Nassau Tuesday.
The Lady Pirates pushed their
record to 4-1 with Tuesday's 8-0
shutout over Trinity Christian.
Lauren Moule scored a pair of
goals and the Lady Pirates got one
apiece from Elizabeth Buchanan,
Emily Parker, Johanna Pagel,
Melissa McGlory, Olivia Danaher
and Jennifer Stelmach.


Yao a victim of aonesfracture


n February, Yao Ming of the NBA's
Houston Rockets came down awkwardly
on his foot. While fighting for rebounding
position, he felt an immediate pain in the
outer aspect of his foot. At first he thought he
had just been kicked, but as he tried to run,
the pain was simply too much for him to han-
dle. X-rays showed that he had indeed broken
his foot, specifically the fifth metatarsal, which
is the long bone that runs on the outer aspect
of the foot down towards the small toe.
Yao was told he had what is known as a
Jones fracture. He would need surgery and be
out for the remainder of his season. Many ath-
letes have succumbed to this dreaded injury.
Most commonly the athlete rolls the ankle out
and the weight rolls over onto the in-turned
foot, placing too much weight and stress on it,
and the bone gives way.
Treatment options do include casting, but
Jones fractures are notorious for being very
slow to heal and therefore surgery is often rec-
ommended to speed the healing process.
Typically a single screw is placed down the
shaft of the bone to both compress and stabi-
lize the fracture. Those treated nonsurgically
often may need as much as eight weeks in a
cast, including being non-weighlt-learing for
the majority of that time.
Despite prolonged protection, Jones fra;c-


,1tures can still fail to unite, at
which point screw fixation
and bone grafting is often
needed. An athlete simply
cannot afford to be off his or
Sheer feet that long, and there-
fore surgery is often their
first choice. Many of us "reg-
ular folks" also choose to
have it surgically fixed for the
same reason.
SPORTS Yao didc choose to have
surgery, undergoing his pro-
MEDICINE cedure in March. Five
months later lie was back on
G I: l the court with the Chinese
SMII'II, M.D. National Team for the
-Summler (Olympics. Despite
his return, China finished a
disappointing eighth, well behind the gold
mcdal finish of the American NBA superstars.
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 Specific concerns should
be discussed with a physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, M.I)., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. For
app)oinmi'ncis, call 261-8787 or visit
wwiOw.isil it/lhmd. comn.


Dallas named freshman of week


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Terrell Dallas was named conference
freshman of the week.


Terrell l)allas of Fernandina Beach had a big
ganm last week. After scoring The Citadel's only
two offensive touchdowns in the Bulldogs' 24-21 vic-
tory over Chattanooga, the running back was
named the Southern Confer-
ence freshman of the week.
The Bulldogs broke a six-
game losing streak last week
with a homecoming win over
Chattanooga.
Dallas led the Bulldogs'
rushing game with season-
highs of 13 carries and 49
yards. He has 61 carries for
197 yards in nine games and
is the team's second leading
rusher. Dallas
lThe Citadel ends its 2008
season Saturda ill Gainesville.
lThe Bulldogs (4t-7 overall, 2-6 in conference play)
lake on the Florida actors s in The Swamp. Kickoff
is at 1:30 p.m.
l"lorida (9-1, 71 in the Southeastern Conference)
is the highest ranked D)ivision I-A opponent the
Bulldogs have faced in the program's history. The
two tieals have met oil 13 previous occasions, with
all going in the G(ators' favor. They haven't played
since 1998.
)Dallas is a 2008 graduate of Fernandina Beach
I igh School.


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Left, Garrett Howard
carries the ball for the
Fernandina Beach Pop
Warner Mitey Mites
Saturday during the
annual Shrimp Bowl.
Above, Troy Evatt is
stopped by an Orange
Park defender.
Fernandina won 14-13.


SPORTS SHORTS


Shoot in Yulee
Amelia Shotgun Sports will hold a NSCA
registered shoot Nov. 30 at 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee. Entry fee is $55 ($60 day of
shoot) per 100 sporting clay targets plus fees
(lunch included). Call 753-4619 or 548-9818.


Soccer registration
Amelia Island Youth Soccer online regis-
tration is open for the spring season. Visit
www.aiysoccer.org. Register in person from 9-
11 a.m. Jan. 10 and 17 and from 5-7 p.m.
Jan. 15 at the concession stand at the fields
on Bailey Road. New players must mail a
copy of their birth certificate to 96270 High
Pointe Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Call Raquel at 753-0602.

Intimidators
The city of Fernandina Beach youth girls
volleyball club, the Fernandina Beach
Intimidators (formerly the Maniacs), is an elite
club for girls ages 10 and up. The program
will offer both competition and training teams.
Members receive high-level coaching, condi-
tioning and strength training, uniforms, team
apparel, free court use and top-notch equip-
ment. The competition team also receives
transportation and lodging provided by the city
for out-of-town tournaments.
Tryouts are from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 23 and
Nov. 25. Call Jay at 277-7364 or Heather at
(904) 422-7219 or visit www.eteamz.com/FBI
or www.fbfl.us.

TurkeyTrot
The annual Turkey Trot run/walk begins at
8 a.m. Nov. 27 in the Racquet Park parking lot
near the Verandah Restaurant at the Amelia
IslaridaPli'&fitaion. The race course is entirely
on Plantation property and culminates at
Racquet Park.
Entry fees are $20 for adults and $15 for
children through race day (cash or check).
Proceeds benefit the Nassau Humane
Society. Awards go to the top male and
female winners in each age category. Entry
forms are available at the Health & Fitness
Center. All pre-registered participants receive
a race T-shirt. Race day registration is from 7-
7:45 a.m. Call 277-5193.

FBMS football fundraiser
A block of tickets to the 64th annual Konica
Minolta Gator Bowl (valued at $50 per ticket)
has been made available at a cost of $25
and, for each ticket sold, $10 will be retained
by the Fernandina Beach Middle School foot-


ball team. The Gator Bowl will be played Jan.
1 in Jacksonville Municipal Stadium with kick-
off at 1 p.m. Buy tickets from any football play-
er or coach or call the school at 321-5865.


Muscle strengthening
Walking and Muscle Strengthening is a
free program offered by the University of
Florida, Nassau County Extension Service.
The program begins Dec. 2 from 9-11:30 a.m.
and is held meet every Tuesday and Thurs-
day morning until Dec. 18. Meet in the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center auditorium to
warm up and stretch. Bring walking shoes,
comfortable clothes and two-pound hand
weights. Contact Meg McAlpine at 548-1116.


Reindeer Run
Registration is open for the 2008 Reindeer
Run 5K/10K, walk and children's runs Dec.
13. The 5K/10K runs and 1.5-mile walk will
start at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center
at 8:30 a.m. and run through Fort Clinch State
Park. This year's 5K/10K will feature electron-
ic chip timing and Santa Claus will join the
kids age 10 and younger in their half-mile and
one-mile fun runs at 9:45 a.m.
All 5K/10K runners and walkers who regis-
ter in advance receive a coupon good for a
free breakfast at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge. Pre-
registered runners and walkers also get a T-
shirt. After the race, 5K/10K runners and walk-
ers are eligible to win a four-day, three-night
getaway at the Amelia Island Plantation.
Entry forms are available at the McArthur
Family YMCA, Red Otter Outfitters and Pak's
Karate Academy. Entry forms and online reg-
istration are also available at www.amelia
islandrunners.com. Entry fees are $20 until
Dec. 7 ($15 for members of Amelia Island
Runners; member discount not available
online). After Dec. 7 the fee is $25. Entry fee
for the children's runs is $10. Visit the AIR
website or call 491-0369 for information.


Babe Ruth registration
Femandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
registration for the spring season for baseball
and softball. Register players online at www.
leaguelineup/fernandina or at the ballpark.
Fees are $65 for city residents ($70 county)
for players registered online through Dec. 9;
$70 ($75) if registered frorp Dec. 10 to Jan.
10; $90 ($95) if registered from Jan. 11-17;
and $105 ($110) from Jan. 18 until teams are
full. Register in person from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan.
7 and Jan. 13 and from 9 a.m. to noon Jan.
10 and Jan. 17. The ballpark is located at
1001 Beech St., Fernandina Beach.


Shelly siblings cruise to victory


Eric and Jacqueline Shelly
of Fernandina Beach took
firsl place in their respective
divisions in the Panther
Creek Junior Shootout at
Panther Creek Golf Club in
Jacksonville Saturday and
Sunday. It was a 36-hole
stroke play event conducted
by the Hurricane Junior Golf
Tour.
In the boys 10-12 division,
Eric Shelly fired a final round
of 90. Shelly
finished with a V
two-day total
174 to claim
his first HJGT
title.
In the girls
15-19 division,
Jacqueline E. Shell
Shelly carded a
final round of
80 to secure -
her second vic-
tory on tour
this season.
She made 11
pars and one
birdie during
her final round
of play at J. Shell
Panther Creek.
With
rounds of 80-78 for a tourna-
ment total of 158, Bryan
Lloyd of Fernandina Beach
took second place in the boys
16-19 division. Lloyd, who
wrapped up player of the year
honors Sunday, lost on the
first playoff hole to Case Gard
of Lakeland with an errant


Perfect season

for Revolution

Amelia Island Revolution,
a U12 classic soccer team
coached by Pete Kovalick and
Thomas Tolxdorf, completed
its first competitive season
with a perfect record. The
team had nine wins, no losses
and one cancellation with a
total of 56 goals scored with
just two goals against.
The team made incredible
progress on ball skills, field
management and teamwork
through hard work, excellent
coaching and three long prac-
tices per week. This season
was such a success the team
plans to move to the next
competitive level, premier, for
the spring season.


GOLF NEWS


second shot that found its
way into the hazard.
Evan Berlin of Ponte Vedra
Beach was the overall boys
champion, carding rounds of
78-75. Berlin made five
birdies during Sunday's final
round to claim the title. This
marks Berlin's third victory
on tour this season and he
will be gunning for number
four at the HJGT Tour
Championship Dec. 6-7 in
Tampa. Visit www.hjgt.org.


FBWGA results
The Fernandina Beach
Women's Golf Association
played Tuesday with strong
winds and very cool tempera-
tures. The A flight winners
were Linda Scott, low gross,
and Jeannette Cayouette, low
net. B flight went to Javene
Lamb for low gross and
Nancy Speck, low net. C flight
winners were Robin Ritchey,
low gross, with low net to
Jean Taylor. D flight low
gross winner was Sue
Simpson with low net to
Nancy Pollock. E flight win-
ners were Lettie Laurent, low
gross, and Cynthia
Moorehead, low net.


Handicap champ
The Ladies Golf Associa-
tion at the Golf Club of


Amelia Island completed its
two-round 2008 Handicap
Championship Nov 13. Nancy
Carpenter shot a 143 to be
crowned the overall champi-
on.
In A flight, Claudia
Willette (144) took first place,
Sue Lansdell (147) was sec-
ond and Dee Dee Higgins
(147) was third.
Nancy Speck (143) took
first place in flight B. Anne
Velazquez (144) was second
and Anne Redden (149) fin-
ished third.

Junior classic
The Southeastern Junior
Golf Tour will conduct the
SJGT Amelia Island Junior
Classic Saturday and Sunday
on the Oak Marsh course at
Amelia Island Plantation. The
two-day, 36-hole event is in its
third year on the SJGT sched-
ule.
The tournament is sched-
uled to begin at 8 a.m. on
both days off the first and
10th tees.
This year's tournament
features 90 players represent-
ing Florida, Georgia, North
Carolina, South Carolina and
Tennessee. SJGT is a regional
junior tour for golfers ages 12-
19. The tour is based in
Auburn, Ala. For information,
visit www.sjgt.com.


SUBMrITED
The Revolution included, front row from left, Alex
Buechler, Adrian Akins, Josh McLaughlin, Ryan
Thomas, Tyler Callaway, Christopher McCranie, Philipp
Tolxdorf; back row, Thomas Tolxdorf (assistant coach),
Christopher Grego, Henry Arato, Sam Ward, Justin
Going, Michael Combs, Noah Cook, Ryan Philo, Pete
Kovalick (head coach).


Softball league names board of directors


The Family Driven Softball
League, a new church league
scheduled to start play in
February, selected its first-
ever board of directors
recently.
The new directors are
John Culbreth (Springhill
Baptist Church), Darren
Smith (First Presbyterian
Church), Julie Reed (Five
Points Baptist Church), Ben
Lloyd (Blackrock Baptist
Church), Roger Wasik (St.
Michael Catholic Church),


Julie Peterson (Yulee Baptist
Church), Chris Spivey
(Celebration Baptist Church),
Troy Reed (at large), Bill
Sullenger (at large) and Ernie
Stuckey (league commission-
er). The Bridge Family
Worship Center is also field-
ing a team.
All games will be played at
the Springhill Softball Com-
plex off Old Nassauville Road.
Also on schedule for opening
day, which is Feb. 7, will be
horseshoe tosses, sack races


and a homemade baked pie
contest. Ribbons will be
awarded. You do not have to
be a member of a church to
attend this event.
Each team is reserving a
few openings on its roster for
anyone who would be inter-
ested in playing softball
throughout the season. The
league is coed and open to
anyone at least 16 years old.
For information, call
Stuckey at 261-6083 or e-mail
egstuckey@belsouth.net


2008-9 SCHEDULES


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Nov. 21 Tip-off at W. Nassau (Providence) 6:30
Nov. 25 BISHOP KENNY 6/7:30
Nov. 29 BALDWIN' 6/7:30
Dec. 1 MIDDLEBURG 6/7:30
Dec. 5 YULEE* 6/7:30
Dec. 6 at Bishop Snyder' 6/7:30
Dec. 9 TRINITY' 6/7:30
Dec. 12 at West Nassau* 6/7:30
Dec. 13 HILLIARD. 4:30/7:30
Dec. 16 at Baldwin* 6/7:30
Dec. 18-20 at Port Charlotte tourney 8:30
Dec. 19-20 JV tourney at WNHS TBA
Dec. 29-30 at Bishop Snyder tourney TBA
Jan. 6 at Ribault* 6/7:30
Jan. 9 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30
Jan. 10 at Bolles* 6/7:30
Jan. 16 at Yulee 6/7:30
Jan. 20 at Trinity 6/7:30
Jan. 23 EPISCOPAL* 6/7:30
Jan. 24 at Hilliard 6/7:30
Jan. 27 BOLLES 6/7:30
Jan. 30-31 JOHNNY T SMITH (county) TBA
Feb. 9-14 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TBA
*District 4-3A games to determine seeding


Nov. 21
Nov. 25.
Nov. 28-29
Dec. 1
Dec. 2
Dec. 5
Dec. 9
Dec. 12
Dec. 13
Dec. 16
Dec. 19-20
Jan. 2-3
Jan. 5
Jan. 9
Jan. 13
Jan. 15


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
CREEKSIDE/BOLLES 6:00
CLAY COUNTY/YULEE 7:45
WEST NASSAU' 6/7:30
at Matanzas tournament
at Ponte Vedra 6/7:30
BALDWIN' 6/7:30
at Fernandina Beach' 6/7:30
at Ribault' 6/7:30
BISHOP SNYDER* 6/7:30
at Trinity Christian* 6/7:30
at Bolles' 6/7:30
Emmitt G. Coakley Classic (WN)
at Menendez tournament
PONTE VEDRA 6/7:30
at Baldwin 6/7:30
EPISCOPAL' 6/7:30
TRINITY CHRISTIAN 6/7:30


Jan. 16
Jan 20
Jan. 23
Jan. 30-31
Feb. 3


FERNANDINA BEACH
BOLLES
at West Nassau
Johnny T Smith (FBHS)
TRINITY CATHOLIC


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball


Nov. 20
Nov. 21
Nov. 24
Dec. 2
Dec. 4
Dec. 8
Dec. 11
Dec. 13
Dec. 18-19
Jan. 8
Jan 12
Jan. 15
Jan. 16
Jan. 22
Jan. 23
Jan. 24
Jan. 27
Feb. 2-7
'District 4-3A


Nov. 1
Nov 2
Nov. 2
Nov 2
Dec.
Dec.
Dec. (
Dec. 1
Dec. 1
Dec. 1
Dec. 1
Jan. 7
Jan. 8
Jan. 9
Jan. 1


BALDWIN'
BAKER COUNTY
at Bolles'
WEST NASSAU'
RIBAULT*
BISHOP SNYDER
YULEE'
HILLIARD
County at Yulee
at Baldwin
EPISCOPAL'
at West Nassau
BOLLES
TRINITY
at Yulee
at Hilliard
at Baker County
District 4-3A at Baldwin


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
9 KEYSTONE HEIGHTS
22 FLEMING ISLAND
'4 at Episcopal* 5:3(
25 at Wesl Nassau'
I BISHOP SNYDER' 5:3(
S at Trinity Christian'
S ARNOLD
10 at Terry Parker 5:3(
11 RIBAULT'
12 PROVIDENCE 5:3(
16 BOLLES' 5:31
at Clay 5:3(
S YULEE
S TERRY PARKER 5:3(
2 at Providence 5:3(


6/7:30
6/7:30
6/7:30
5:30/7

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6:00
6:00
6:00
6:00
6:00
6:00
6:00
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6:00
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7:00
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3/7:20
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3/7:20
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3/7:20
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3/7:20
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Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU
Jan. 16 MIDDLEBURG
Jan. 20 at Ridgeview
Jan. 22 at Wolfson
Jan. 26-30 District at Episcopal
*District 4-3A


Nov.
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Nov.
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Dec.
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7:20
5:30/7:20
5:30/7:20
5:30/7:20
TBA


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Soccer
20 FIRST COAST
22 FLEMING ISLAND
25 at West Nassau'
* at Paxon
S at Stanton
5-6 Timberwolf, Tallahassee
9 BISHOP SNYDER*
1I at Ribault
15 BOLLES"
17 PAXON
BISHOP KENNY
YULEE
S at Trinity
3 WEST NASSAU
5 EPISCOPAL
20-23 District at Bolles
ct 4-3A
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
21 at Bolles
25 BISHOP SNYDER
I at Baker County
1 at West Nassau
S BALDWIN
10 at Ribault
11 at Femandlna Beach
15 BAKER COUNTY
18-19 COUNTY TOURNAMENT
at Baldwin
EPISCOPAL
S at Trinity Christian
2 WEST NASSAU
3 at Episcopal
6 at Bishop Snyder
21 BOLLES
23 FERNANDINA BEACH


Jan. 27 HILLIARD
Jan. 30- District
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Nov. 19 at Bishop Kenny
Nov. 25 at Episcopal
Nov. 28-29 Eagle Cup, Poinciana
Dec. 10 at First Coast
Dec. 12-13 Capital City, Tallahassee
Dec. 18 COUNTY
Jan. 7 at Fletcher
Jan. 9-10 Clay tournament
Jan. 15 FIRST COAST
Jan. 21 SANDALWOOD
Jan. 23-24 Terry Parker JV dual
Feb. 7 District 3-1A
Feb. 13-16 Region 1-1A at Starke
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Jan. 17 County at FBMS
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from left, Roger Davis and Robert Davis took first place honors in the "slam" category and Henry Lee and Troy King took first place honors in the aggregate sea trout category
during the recent Nassau Sport Fishing Association Robby Barnard Memorial Sea Trout Tournament.



Docks attracting a variety of backwater game fish


ackwater fishing will find the
middle of the falling tide this
weekend arriving at 9:37 a.m.
Saturday and 10:43 a.m. Sunday.
Redfish, flounder, sea trout and puppy
drum are holding close to and under boat
docks during the middle of the falling tide
and the first of the incoming tide in recent
days. Drifting live shrimp deep under
docks with the aid of a small float has
been a deadly fishing tactic. Fishing dead
on the bottom with live shrimp, finger
mullet or bullhead minnow is also work-
ing for a variety of backwater game fish.
Sea trout have been holding in deep
holes near bridges, the Intracoastal
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pounds are also running at the St. Marys
jetty rocks during the falling tide while
fishing up close to low areas in the rock
jetties.
Offshore fishing this weekend will find
lots of exciting fishing action coming from
the near shore fish havens, including the
Nassau Live Bottom, inshore FA and KBY
artificial reef. Deep sea fishermen are
hooking up to red drum weighing to 30
pounds, flounder weighing to five pounds,
sea bass to two pounds, red snapper to 10
pounds and gag grouper to 20 pounds.
Fishing dead on the bottom with live
cigar minnows is the preferred fishing
technique for all of these species.


However, cut baits, squid, cut Spanish sar-
dines and live pinfish are also excellent
bottom fishing baits.
Surf fishing reports have been slow in
recent days with some catches of whiting
and bluefish being made at the south end
of Amelia Island.
Capt. Benny Hendrix has been taking
his new charter fishing boat, the "Heavy
Hitter," out to the St. Marys inlet and
making good catches of big red drum.
Look for the last of the incoming and the
last of the falling tide to offer the best red
drum fishing while fishing on the bottom
with large shrimp or cut baits.
The 15th annual Knox Wyatt
Memorial Sea Trout Tournament is


scheduled for Sunday. Categories include
largest sea trout, largest redfish, largest
flounder, aggregate sea trout and "slam."
The event will be followed with an awards
dinner. Entry fee is $40 per angler and is
open to AIP members, employees and
their guests.
For more information, call the Amelia
Angler at 321-5090.
The News-Leader encourages local
anglers to submit photographs of their
catches. E-mail photos to bjones@fbnews
leader com, mail them to PO. Box 766,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or drop them
by 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach. Call
Beth Jones at 261-3696.


RECREATION ROUNDUP


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (www.fbfl.us) is offering
the following activities:
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
and from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at
Peck Gym. Cost is $1 per day
for city residents ($3 non-city).
Open basketball is
Monday, Wednesdays and
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
availability. Fee is $1 for city
residents, $3 non-city.
Students free with ID.


Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
days. Cost is $3 a day or $25
a month for city residents ($30
non-city). Personal training is
available. Fee is $30 per ses-
sion, $75 per week (three ses-
sions) or $200 a month (two
sessions per week for four
weeks). Monthly packages
come with dietary analysis
and food program. Call Jay at
277-7364 for a free introduc-
tory appointment.
Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. Monday
through Friday at the Atlantic
Center pool. Deep water aero-
bics (aqua fitness belts re-
quired) is Mondays, Wednes-


days and Fridays from 11-
11:55 a.m. Cost is $50 per
month for city residents ($55
non-city) for one class per
day; $60 for city residents and
$70 non-city residents for two
classes; or $5 for one class or
$10 for two.
Private swim lessons, 30
minutes per session, are
available for $20 for city resi-
dents, $25 for non-city resi-
dents. Four-session package
costs $60 for city residents,
$70 for non-city residents.
Eight-session package is
$100 for city residents, $115
for non-city residents.
Lap swim is 6-9 a.m. and
noon to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the Atlantic
Center. Cost is $2 per day.


Atlantic Center pool pub-
lic swim hours are from 3-6
p.m. Monday through Friday
(admission $2) and from 1-3
p.m. Saturday ($3). Pool
passes are available.
The Fernandina Beach
Scuba Club meets at 6 p.m.
the second Friday of the
month at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Call Kathy
Russell, 753-1143, or e-mail
krussell@ fbfl.org.
PADI open water scuba
certification is available. Pro-
vide your own masks, snor-
kels, fins, booties and weight
belts. Fee is $250 (additional
fee for check-out dives)..
Register at Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Call Kathy
Russell at 277-7350.
Shotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up with in-
structor Jerry Williamson are
offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Monday and Wednesdays at
the Atlantic Recreation Cen-
ter. Fee is $40 monthly for city
residents ($45 for non-city).
Uniforms available through
the instructor. Register at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 21.2008
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


B SECTION


ACT undertakes biggest production


SIAN PERRY
News-Leader
A s Ellen Ensley surveyed the crowd outside
Amelia Community Theatre last week, she
could hardly contain her enthusiasm.
"I'm so excited," she said as ACTs board mem-
bers, guild, volunteers, politicians and others
turned out in force to break ground Nov. 12 for the
7,500-foot expansion of the facility, expected to be
completed in eight to nine months at a total cost of
$2.1 million. So far, $1.2 million has been raised.
Ensley was a founding member and the non-
profit theater's
Howyou can help first managing
director back in
For more information 1981. Her family
about Amelia Community owned theaters in
Theatre, 209 Cedar St., Cleveland, Ohio,
Femandina Beach and its and when Ensley
expansion plans, call 261- came to
6749. While the non-profit Fernandina Beach
has raised $1.2 million to she felt something
date for the $2.1 million was missing. "All
project, a $500,000 state of a sudden it
grant from the Cultural dawned on me, it
Facilities Division did not was a theater." She
materialized due to the and her late first
economic downturn and husband found
fundraising continues. like-minded citi-
zens, held a meet-
ing and chartered the organization, with members
paying $10 each. They voted on the name and then
said, "Well, now we've got to put on a play." It was
"Butterflies Are Free," a dinner theater staged at
the Woman's Club, and it sold out.
"We went on from there," said Ensley, "every-
body got behind it. We'd run from pillar to post
with props in one garage, makeup in another and
clothes in another," switching venues from civic
clubs to church halls to school auditoriums.
That all changed last Wednesday, with the
expansion members have worked on for years final-
ly under way. Rink Design Partnership, Inc. of
Jacksonville is the architect, Auld &White
Constructors LLC of Jacksonville the project man-


SIAN PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Graham Thomas addresses the crowd at the groundbreaking for Amelia Community Theatre's
expansion Nov. 12 outside the facility at 209 Cedar St.


Doulet


ager and Gillette and Associates
of Fernandina Beach is the engi-
neer.
"What a great day for us it's
like the beginning of the end or
the end of the beginning," joked
expansion chairman Graham
Thomas, the driving force behind
the ongoing fundraising effort for
the new space. "It's going to be a
theater designed for theater and


a comfortable seat and parking ... and everything
we don't have now."
Dan Doulet, president of ACTs board of direc-
tors, said the new space will create a new challenge
for members and the community alike.
"Volunteers have a real challenge now to learn
how to promote the sale of seats," he said, noting
that space confinements have for years led to sold-
out shows. To the community, he said, "You're
ACT Continued on 3B


Coming Apart' atA CT


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
"Coming Apart," the latest production
at Amelia Community Theatre, takes a
look at the lighter side of divorce. "It's a
comedy ... and I suppose it touches on
two things," said director Geoffrey King.
"One is that awful thing about unintended
consequences. ... The second issue is an
examination of the way the two principal
characters, Colin and Fran, recollect their
meeting, their courtship and their mar-
ried lives.... The other two characters are
the literary agent who acts for both,
Sylvia, and the husband's drinking buddy,
Burt."
The play revolves around Colin's and
Fran's marital difficulties. "The action of
the play is really devoted to the six-month
trial (separation) period recommended by
various parties," King said. "The first line
of the play, spoken simultaneously by
both leads, is 'Itant a divorce.'"
King said he'd enjoyed working with
the play's cast. "We've got two newcom-
ers. One just recently moved to the island


Ticket information
"Coming Apart," a romantic comedy
by Fred Carmichael, will be performed
at Amelia Community Theatre, 209
Cedar St., on Nov. 20-22, 28-29, and
Dec. 3-6 at 8 p.m., with a matinee
showing Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. The Dec. 3
audience will be served complimentary
homemade desserts, coffee and tea at
7:30 in the lobby.
The play is directed by Geoffrey
King with Kate Yandoh Harris, Gill
Johnston, Sinda Nichols and Richard
Sheffler.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $10
for students. For more information, call
the box office at 261-6749.

Kate (Harris), who plays the part of
Fran," he said. "And Richard (Sheffler),
who plays Colin, is actually commuting
from Jacksonville to do this. It's a kind of
mixture of relatively old faces and new
APART Continued on 3B


PHOTO COURTESY OF AMELIA COMMUNITY THEA1
Sinda Nichols, from left, Gill Johnston, Kate Harris and
Richard Sheffler, from left, play two couples in the romantic
comedy "Coming Apart," which opened Thursday at Amelia
Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St. Call 261-6749 for ticket
information.


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Guided

gazing at
Fort Clinch
For the News-Leader
The third annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival,
scheduled for May 15-17,
2009, will hold its first pre-fes-
tival event this evening.
An evening of guided
stargazing at Fort Clinch
State Park is planned, with
astronomers from the
Northeast Florida Astrono-
mical Society bringing large
telescopes for a tour of the
beautiful autumn night sky.
The program, "How to
Find Your Way Around the
Autumn Sky," will begin about
7 p.m. as the sky darkens.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. so
that guests may find a good
spot for the stargazing on the
inner grounds of Fort Clinch.
The fort is recognized as an
excellent venue for stargaz-
ing.
Using the large telescopes,
the astronomers will guide
guests on a general tour of the
sky, using the Great Square
and the Summer Triangle.
They will also focus on Jupiter
and the Andromeda Galaxy,
with the beautiful double star
Albireo well-placed for view-
ing.
The admission for guests
is $5 per person and guests
may pay at the gate; all are
encouraged to bring chairs,
blankets, drinks, snacks,
insect spray and flashlights.
In addition to this stargaz-
ing event, the Wild Amelia
Festival will hold educational
and nature forums beginning
in January and in each month
leading up to the festival.
For more information
about the festival, visit
www.wildamelia.com.


PHOTO COURTESY OF WILD AMELIA
Volunteers with the
Northeast Florida
Astronomical Society scan
the night sky at Ft. Clinch.


THIRD FRIDAY ON THIRD
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
the public to its Third Friday on 3rd Street pres-
entation in Baker Hall at 5:30 p.m. tonight.
This month's speaker is Janie Thomas, execu-
tive director of the Shrimp
Producers Association, which
is closely involved in the day-
to-day operations of the indus
try. including but not linlited to:
Captains. crew, boat owners.
Coast Guard safety inslpectiohs
and the marketing of shrimp. Thomas has been a
strong advocate of the environment over the
years and served on the South Atlantic Fishery
Management Council's Habitat Advisory Panel
from 1991 to 2008.
The shrimping industry has had an enormous
impact on the development of Northeast Florida
and Amelia Island. While the industry is strug-
gling, it is important to understand how it has
shaped our area and what will happen to it in the
future. The program is free and open to the public
and there will be a reception afterwards.

'(.HORAl MASTERWORKS'
The Island Chamber Singers, under the direc-
tion of Jane Lindberg, present their fall concert.


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"Choral .
Masterworks,"at 8 ,.;l
p.m. tonight and at 3
p.m. Nov. 23. Both ,
concerts will be held
at Amelia Plantation
Chapel, 36 Bowman
Road on Amelia
Island.
The concert will showcase selections from
major works and the Island Chamber Singers will
be accompanied by an ensemble of strings, organ
and timpani.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students and
children 5 and under are admitted free.
Purchase them from the Chamber of
Commerce Gateway office. Alexander's. Ocean
Club, from any ICS singer or at the door. For infor-
mation visit www.IslandChamberSingers.com or
call 225-0575.

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The eighth annual Alternative Gift
Market will be held Nov. 22 from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. and Nov. 23 from 8 a.m.-l
p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
Eighth Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Breakfast will be offered on both days.


The market features handmade gifts from
organizations like MayaWorks. Siwok, African
Team Ministries. 10,000 Villages. Micah's Place,
Nature's Cork. the Heifer Project and Bonga
Ethiopian School Project. Your purchases will
benefit women, children and families here and in
developing countries. For information, call the
church office at 261-4293.
S. ,' J' l'i, i *i*d I 'I 0!J

Fernandina's "pro" bakers will share a recipe
and a taste of their signature baked goods during
the annual Holiday Cookie Tour Nov. 22 from 1-5
p.m.
1 Enjoy a holiday treat and a
S walk through the common area
of seven of Amelia's inns
'.a f-' ', decked out in holiday attire
covering Thanksgiving
through Christmas. The tour
includes the Addison on Amelia. Amelia Island
Williams House. Ash Street Inn. Elizabeth Pointe
Lodge. Fairbanks House, Florida House Inn and
Hoyt House. Tickets are $20 and available at the
inns, the depot on Centre Street and the Chamber
of Commerce Gateway Office. Visit www.ameli-
aislandinns.com.
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OUT AND ABOUT


SPECIAL EVENTS


The Amelia Island
Montessori School presents
The Big Event Starry,
Starry Night, its annual gala,
on Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the school's 35th.
anniversary at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island as it
acknowledges the past and
looks forward to the future.
Enjoy live entertainment,
heavy hors d'oeuvres and
silent and live auctions.
Tickets are $100 per person.
For more information or to
purchase tickets go to
www.aimsweb.webs.com or
call 261-6610.

Through the month of
December, Cafe Karibo will
host "Burritos for Benefits"
on Tuesday night. Order a
Caribbean seafood burrito
and $3.50 from each burrito
will be donated to the Nassau
Humane Society.

Dinosaurs once again
roam the Earth in "Walking
With
Dinosaurs -
The Live
Experience,"
coming to the
Jacksonville
Veterans
Memorial
Arena for
eight performances Nov. 26
and Nov. 28-30.
Walking with dinosaurs
presents 10 species of life-
size dinosaurs, the largest of
which is 36 feet tall and 56
feet from nose to tail. With
stunning realism, the audi-
ence is taken on a journey
back in time to see how the
dinosaurs might have actually
looked in their prime.
For tickets and information,
visit www.artistseries.fccj.org
or call (904).632-3373.

The first WIN WIN
Shopping Palooza will be
held Nov. 28 (the day after-
Thanksgiving) from B-sl.mn
p~m,.with mor-thq ,29,yan ,
dors at St Peter's Episcopal
Church, Bums Hall, on the
comer of Eighth Street and
Atlantic Avenue.
Enjoy a free breakfast
(while supplies last), free
parking and shop with a vari-
ety of vendors offering jewelry,
art, cosmetics/skin care,


home decor items, handbags,
arts and crafts, food and
more. There will be raffles at
$1 per ticket or 6 for $5.
Proceeds will benefit
Femandina's Gerri's Corner, a
resource center for women
dealing with all forms of can-
cer.
Vendor space is limited. To
reserve a table contact
Connie at (904) 759-0745 or
e-mail connie@winwinnas-
sau.com. Visit winwinnas-
sau.com.

The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED) is hosting its first
annual Board of Directors
World
S AIDS Day
Fund
,A S, Raising
Banquet
Nov. 29 at
St. Peter's

4 Church,
S801 Atlantic
Ave.,
SFemandina
Beach.
Meet
and greet is from 6-6:45 p.m.,
dinner and speaker from 7-9
p.m. The speaker is Leshia
McKinley-Beech, prevention
program supervisor, Bureau
of HIV/AIDS; Prevention
Section Florida Department of
Health. Music will be by
Regee Lee, Katfish
Entertainment. Tickets are
$35/per person or $280 for a
table of eight.
Contact Dr. William H.A.
Collins, (904) 662-7015, or
Jennett Wilson-Baker at (904)
556-3363.

A radio controlled model
boat fun sail and exhibition
will take place 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Nov. 29 at the Amelia
Village Shops pond, behind
Marche Burette. All model
boats are welcome, working
or not, finished or not, except
gas powered. Spectators,
including supervised children,
especially welcome.
* *
The Gullah Geechee
Cultural Center and Museum
of Georgia, Southern South
Carolina, Northeast Florida
and the Gullah Geechee
Interpretive QCpi 0Bindtc'
will host the Fourth Annual
Sugar Cane Harvest Nov. 29
at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways
Temple Road, Riceboro, Ga.
The juice, and cane syrup
will be made the traditional
way from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enjoy cane juice, biscuits,,
cane syrup and more.


Jazz music
The Dynamic Les DeMerle Trio featuring
Bonnie Eisele performs from 9 p.m.-12:30
a.m. tonight
and Nov. 22 at
the Martini Bar
inside Ocean
60 Restaurant,
60 Ocean
Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. For more information, visit
www.ocean60.com or call (904) 247-0060.

Rescuing Animals In Nassau will host
Steffanie Renee on Nov. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at
the Palace Saloon. Renee is the 2008 CMA
Entertainer and Vocalist of the Year for her
age group. She won this honor at Pigeon
Forge, Tenn., last year and will compete for it
again this year along with 8,000 other peo-
ple. She is in very high demand to appear at
most of the county fairs in Florida. There is a
$5 cover charge, with cash bar and light
snacks.
All proceeds go to caring for the animals
at RAIN.
ARIAS concert
ARIAS will hold its annual black tie charity
dinner concert, "Pops Spectacular," on Nov.
30 at the Amelia Island Plantation
Conference Center, featuring cocktails at
5:30 p.m., followed by dinner, a charity auc-


Experience performances and
demonstrations by the inter-
nationally renowned Geechee
Kunda Family noon to 2 p.m.
and Gullah Geechee and
African arts and crafts.
For information call
Riceboro at (912) 884-4440 or
Savannah at (912) 220-0170
or e-mail jim@bacote.com or
gullahjoumey@yahoo.com.
The Event is free, donations
will be accepted.

Dog lovers are invited to
an open
house at the
Nassau
Humane
Society Dog
Park on Nov.
30 from 1-4
p.m. Owners
may tour the park and discuss
the various membership
opportunities. (Membership is
required before dogs may
enter the park.) The park,
located beside the NHS shel-
ter directly across the street
from the Fernandina Beach
Airport, opens Dec. 1. For
more information call the shel-
ter at 321-1647.

eTaNatiol Counc!l of
Negro Womqn & Associate
Men/Child Watch
Partnership of Jacksonville
presents Stedman Graham
on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at the
Florida Theatre. Tickets are
on sale now. Reserved seats
are available through the
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tion and raffle and 8 p.m. concert by the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, under the
direction of Morihiko Nakahara. Contact Bill
Gringrich at 277-7094 for membership infor-
mation.
Teen Night'
Enjoy Teen Night with DJ Lamar & Rock
Candy at Striker's Bowling Center in Yulee
every Tuesday from 8-11 p.m. for ages 13-18
only. There is a $5 cover charge, $1 sodas,
$1 hot dogs, $1 fries, $2.50 virgin drinks,
$10.95 bowling (includes 3 games and
shoes), prize giveaways, contests, music
videos, karaoke, pool tables and plenty of
staff on site for security.
Instrument Zoo
ARIAS Instrument Zoo is looking for vol-
unteers to mentor fourth graders in Nassau
County on handling and producing musical
sounds on 30-plus different orchestral instru-
ments.
ARIAS schedulers organize visits to
schools in Femandina Beach, Callahan,
Yulee, Hilliard and Bryceville in January and
February. If you or a friend are interested,
call Dee Stalcup at 277-9678 or Barbara
Zacheis at 321-5639.
You do not need to know how to play an
instrument, just a desire to help fourth
graders become excited about musical
instruments. There will be a workshop on
Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. in the library at Emma Love
Hardee Elementary.


the Center of Achievement at
(904) 634-0367.
VIP seating is $40.
General seating is $35.
Proceeds will support the
infrastructure needs of the
Center of Achievement, Inc.
and Reed Educational
Campus, an early literacy pro-
gram for "tween" girls that was
established in 1994 and is
operated by NCNWs Child
Watch Partnership of
Jacksonville.

The Fernandina Pirates
will descend upon the Great
Camden County Chill Cook-
Off on Dec. 6 at the Waters
Edge subdivision on Haddock
Road in Kingsland, Ga., from
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Teams of two or more peo-
ple are invited to register and
have their chili scored by local
expert judges. Recognition
will also go to the chili voted
"People's Choice" and to the
team that demonstrates the
most creativity and showman-
ship in decorating their booth.
The event will feature area car
clubs, Santa Claus and his
elves, activities for children
and live music. A Pet... -;
Costume Parade and Contest,
will take place at 2 p.m.
The Humane Society of
Camden County, Inc.
(www.humanecamden.org) is
a non-profit corporation serv-
ing the needs of more than
4,000 homeless and aban-
doned animals each year.
For information call (912)
729-7141.
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Enjoy "Trivia with
Maggie" on Wednesdays at
7:30 p.m. at the Crab Trap in
downtown Femandina Beach
and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at
Sandy Bottoms at Main
Beach. Enjoy a special trivia
menu, drink, win prizes and
listen to music while you
improve your memory and get
smarter. These events are
free and open to the public.

FILM/THEATER

"All Shook Up," inspired
by and featuring the music of
Elvis Presley and based on
the book by Joe Dipietro, is at
the Alhambra Dinner
Theatre, 12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville, through Nov. 30.


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For tickets and show times,
call (904) 641-1212 or visit
www.alhambradinnertheatre.c
om. "Christmas Carole" opens
Dec. 2.

Amelia Community
Theatre has scheduled audi-
tions for the comedy "Six
Dance Lessons in Six
Weeks." The one male role is
that of the dance instructor
with an age range from 35 to
55. Auditions for men are at
4 p.m. Nov. 23 and 7 p.m..
Nov. 24. Auditions for the
female role, a woman age
55 or older who has signed
up for private dance les-
sons, are at 7 p.m. Dec. 15
and 16. All auditions are at
the theater, 209 Cedar St.,
and will include reading from
the script and ballroom danc-
ing, with the choreographer
present to determine dancing
abilities. The male role
requires a more proficient
dancer than the female role.
For information call the the-
ater at 261-6749.

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold a directing
workshop from 10 am. until.
noqn Dec. 6at 209.Cedpr ,;
St. Pat Richardson, a high
school drama teacher for 32
years, will lead the workshop
which will be beneficial for
both experienced directors
and those who would like to
direct in the future. There is a
$10 registration fee, which is
waived for ACT members. For
more information or to regis-
ter, call 261-6749.

"Avenue Q," the smash-
hit Broadway musical about
real life in New York City, will
be performed at the Times
Union Center's Moran
Theatre Dec. 9-14 for eight
performances. Told by a cast
of people and puppets
through an irreverent, Tony-
winning book and score, the
lively musical follows the
adventures of Princeton, a
bright-eyed college grad who
moves to the city with big
dreams and a tiny bank
account. Call (904) 632-3373
or visit www.artistseries.
fccj.org.
Due to adult situations (like
full-puppet nudity), "Avenue
Q" may be inappropriate for
kids under 13.


AlT/GALLERIES

The Island Art
Association announces a
3 retrospective of the works
of Lou Coker. The well-
Sknown artist and friend
passed away on Nov. 13.
Working with her family, the
O) gallery assembled the retro-
spective as a tribute.
Her paintings will be on
display, near the gallery
entrance, beginning on Nov.

18 N. Second St., Femandina
SBeach. Call 261-7020 or visit
www.islandart.org.


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Communities In Schools
of Nassau Countyl
516 South l(0t Street, Suite 205
I:ernldina lBeach, 1. 32034
(90.1) 321 -2000 infilo cisiassau.org
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The Intercoastal Wine
Company, 10 N. Second St.,
will host "Journeys," a pho-
tographic collection by local
photographer Wayne
Howard, in December and
January. A traveler and pho-
tographer from childhood, this
exhibit focuses on his obser-
vations of the natural patterns
of life, from the majestic to the
everyday experience. Call
IWS at 321-1300 or Howard
at 491-5269.

The Art & Soul Program
at the Women's Center of
Jacksonville, Inc., 5644
Colcord Ave., presents "Out
of the Box, a new exhibition
of women's art" including
works by Fernandina Beach
artists. The public is invited to
view the works from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.
For more information
about the Art and Soul
Program, calls for artists,
workshops, or presentations,
visit www.womenscenterof-
jax.org or contact Allison Graff
at (904) 860-4034.

Amelia Arts Academy
provides after school art and
music programming for stu-
dents of all ages. Financial aid
and scholarships are avail-
able. Classes offered include
guitar, piano, violin, voice, and
art. Contact 277-1225 for
more information.

Jones Pottery/Studio Art,
528 South Eighth St., is taking
registrations for its Creative
Clay Workshop for ages 6-14.
This class will create a variety
of clay pieces while learning
the basics of coil, pinch, slab
and other clay hand building
methods. Projects include:
clay wreaths, tree ornaments,
coil pots and more. Classes.
are Dec. 3 and 10 from 3:30-
5:30 p.m. Cost is $50. Call
556-3804 for details.

The Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St., Femandina Beach, offers
children's art education the
last Saturday of each month
from 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Children are asked to pre-
register by calling the gallery
261 7020.

Registration is now open
for acrylic painting classes
with Kathy Hardin through the
Amelia Arts Academy.
Classes begin Jan. 8. Space
is limited. Call Kathy at 261-
8276 to regjistf, ,,,,,, ..
Advanced watercolor
classes with William Maurer
will continue in January. He
also holds plein air sketching
on Thursday momings in
downtown Femandina Beach.
Call Bill at 261-8276 for infor-
mation.

MUSIC OFF THE ISLAND

Florida-based steel pan
band Caribbean Sound
announces a holiday concert
at 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the
Florida Theatre to benefit
Patrons of the Hearts
(POTH), a Jacksonville non-
profit organization which cre-
ates an endowment fund to
provide financial support for
the evaluation and treatment
of children with congenital
heart disease from underde-
veloped countries at Wolfson
Children's Hospital. Face
painting in the theater lobby at
5:30 p.m.
For ticket information call
(904) 355-2787 or go to
Ticketmaster.com.

The University of North
Florida presents its Third
Annual Feast of Carols on
Dec. 6 at Lazzara Hall.
This holiday event features
the UNF Chorale, Chamber
Singers, Brass Ensemble,
Chamber Orchestra and fine
guest ensembles from all over
Northeast Florida.
Performances are at 2
p.m. and 8 p.m. Participating
ensembles include Douglas
Anderson School of the Arts,
Duncan U. Fletcher High
School, First Coast High
School, Terry Parker High
School, Paxon School for
Advanced Studies and JMAC.
Call the box office at (904)
620-2878.


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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


Origami lessons
The Femandina Beach
branch library will host a holi-
day origami workshop on Nov.
22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2
p.m.-5 p.m. with "Mrs. Mary
Lou."
Ritz tree lighting
The Annual Christmas
Tree Lighting and Character
Dinner will be held Nov. 26 at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island complete with refresh-
ments, music and a visit from
Santa. Call 277-1028.
The McArthur Family
YMCA will host its annual 12
Gifts of Christmas event that
evening, with carols by local
school children starting at 5
p.m. and a raffle beginning at
6 p.m., emceed by State Rep.
Aaron Bean. The lighting of
the Christmas tree and a visit
from Santa will follow.
Prizes up for grabs include
a one-night stay with a coastal
view at The Ritz-Cariton,
Amelia Island and dinner for
two at Salt, the Grill at The
Ritz-Carlton; get-a-way for
two at the Greyfield Inn at
Cumberland Island, Ga.; golf
for four at White Oak Plan-
tation; four days/three nights
in an oceanfront room at the
Amelia Inn and Beach Club at
the Amelia Island Plantation.
All proceeds benefit the
YMCA's Strong Kids Cam-
paign. Call the Y at 261-1080.
Pajama party
The annual Centre Street
Pajama Party Sale & Contest
will begin at 8 a.m. Nov. 28,
with free contest registration
ending at 11 a.m. Pajama
clad shoppers enjoy deals
and,discounts and juice, cof-
fee and pastiies to fuel their
shopping spirit. Shoppers that
wish to be eligible for "Best
Dressed Individual Shopper in
Pajamas" and Best Dressed
Shopping Group in Pajamas"
must have a free photo taken
at the judges' booth in the 100
block of Centre Street. For
more holiday events, visit
www.downtownfemandina.co
m. For more information,
contact Sandy Price at 206-
0756 or e-mail slprice@bell-
south.net.
Tree lighting
The city of Femandina
Beach and Historic
Femandina Business
Association will host the
Christmas Tree Lighting
Ceremony Nov. 29 at 6 p.m.
in front of the old train depot
at the foot of Centre Street.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will
arrive at 3 p.m. to meet and
have pictures taken with the
children.
Music by area choirs and
bands will take place from 3-6
p.m. Contact Melba Whitaker
at 261-3841 or see the calen-
dar at www.downtownfeman-
dina.com.

White Lighting
Ceremony
St. Marys, Ga., will host a
White Lighting Ceremony
beginning at dusk Dec. 2. The
processional begins on
Osbome Street in historic
downtown. Mr. and Mrs.
Claus lead the parade with
carolers, dancers and walkers
strolling to the waterfront.
When they reach the water-
front, a 60-foot tree is lighted
by Santa, the mayor wel-
comes in the holiday season,
more entertainment begins on
the stage and Santa and Mrs.
Santa listen to the Christmas
wishes of the boys and girls.


For more information visit
www.stmaryswelcome.com.

LightupaLife'
Take Stock in Children
presents its annual "Light up a
Life" evening of fine wine, buf-
fet dinner and silent auction
on Dec. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at the
Racquet Park Conference
Center, Amelia Island
Plantation.
Tickets are $35 in advance
or $40 at the door. Call 548-
4464 or visit Resort to Home
or the Ocean Clubhouse at
the Plantation.
Auction items include a
seven-night cruise, two tickets
to the Rose Bowl Parade and
football game, two tickets to
the Masters, a two-night stay
for two with dinner at the
Plantation and more.
Christmas Glow
The Annual Christmas
Glow sponsored by the
Woman's Club of Fernandina
Beach will be held on Dec. 5
from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the
Woman's Club Clubhouse at
201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. Just fol-
low the luminaries to the club-
house. There will be face
painting, entertainment and
visits with Santa. Chili, hot
dogs, chips and colas will be
served for a fee. Cookies and
punch will be free. This is the
Woman's Club's gift to the
community. All ages are invit-
ed. Call 261-4885.
Luminary tour
The Centre Street
Luminary Tour at 6 p.m. Dec.
5 and 6 will offer fascinating
stories that shaped
Fernandina's history and pro-
pelled the town into a National
Historic District. The hour-long
tour starts at the railroad
depot at 102 Centre St.
Tickets are S10/adults and
$5/students. Call Thea Sea-
graves at 261-7378, ext. 105.
The Nutcracker'
The Dance Alive National
Ballet Company, assisted by
local children, will perform
'The Nutcracker" Dec. 5 at 7
p.m. at Femandina Beach
Middle School. Tickets are
$25 for adults and $5 for chil-
dren and available at the
Amelia Arts Academy, The
Ocean Club at Amelia Island
Plantation and Lisa Allen's 0:-
Dance Works. For ni6re info-'
mation, call 277-1225.
Christmas parade
The Callahan Christmas
Parade will be held at 11 a.m.
Dec. 6. In conjunction with the
parade, the chamber is spon-
soring an Arts and Crafts
Show in the Southeastem
Bank parking lot. This year's
theme is "A Tropical
Christmas." Contact the
chamber at (904) 879-1441.
Callahan concert
Callahan Auto Sales is
announces the third annual
Country Christmas Concert to
be held from 6-10 p.m. at the
West Nassau High School
auditorium in Callahan. The
concert is free and features
host Ray Williams, Liz
Mobley, Robin Kinsey, John
Crisp, Steve Branch,
Stephanie Branch, Randall
Smith and Ashli Holton.
Everyone is invited to attend.
For information contact Ray
Williams at (904) 879-4585 or
Liz Mobley (904) 813-9580.
Parade ofPaws
Redbones Dog Bakery
and Boutique will hold its 9th
annual "Parade of Paws"


Wish Lst'
The Nassau County Volunteer Center
has launched its 19th annual holiday "Wish
List" program, through which Nassau County
residents, businesses, churches and other
organizations make the holidays happier for
those in need.
Donations of food baskets and gift certifi-
cates are welcome. In the "Adopt a Family"
program, donors may give food, clothing or
toys to an entire family, to a senior or to a
foster child to brighten their holiday season.
Additionally, donors may give a party for
children or organize a food drive, volunteer
for various projects, sort gifts and food, or
deliver gifts and food.
Call the Nassau County Volunteer Center
at 261-2771. e-mail ncvcfb@aol.com, or
stop by 1001 Atlantic Ave., Suite B.
Shop with Cops
The Shop with Cops program, which pro-
vides a Christmas shopping spree to a local


down Centre Street on Dec.
6. Bring your pooch dressed
in holiday attire prizes and
trophies will be awarded.
Lineup begins at 10 a.m. and
the parade at 11 a.m. at
Eighth and Centre streets in
the Atlantic Bank parking lot.
Pre-register at Redbones, 809
S. Eighth St. Entry fee is a
minimum $10 donation, with
all proceeds benefiting the
Nassau Humane Society.
Following the parade, enjoy
food, pet adoptions, pet pho-
tographers and arts and crafts
for sale at Redbones. Call
321-0020.
Christmas in the Park
St. Marys, Ga., will host
Christmas in the Park on Dec.
6 from noon to 8 p.m. in the
Howard Gilman Waterfront
Park. This year's event will
include camival-style games,
live musical entertainment,
cookies, drinks, hot dogs and
hamburgers. Santa will give
out free Christmas stockings
to the first 1,500 children.
The day will end with hot
cocoa and an outdoor show-
ing of the Christmas movie
"Polar Express" on the big
screen. Bring a blanket. All
activities and food are free
and open to everyone. An
unwrapped toy donation is
appreciated and benefits the
Badge of Benevolence. For
more information visit
www.stmaryswelcome.com.
Star Journey'concert
The public is invited to
attdnd the premiere bf"Star
Journey" on Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
at Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach.
The choir is made up of
singers from Jacksonville and
Femandina Beach and will
feature Emma Bledsoe as
soloist. The instrumental
group consists of Lynn Hicks,
piano, Letty Rubin, flute, and
Don Wiest, clarinet. Narrator
is Nancie Waldron. Director is
Jane Lindberg.
'"Star Joumey" is a new
Christmas cantata about stars
throughout the Bible, begin-
ning with Genesis and contin-
uing to the Star of Bethlehem.
Patricia Bloebaum,
Jacksonville, conceived the
work and wrote the book and
the lyrics. Jane Lindberg,
Fernandina Beach, composed
the music and arranged the
score for SATB choir,
Soprano Solo, Piano, Flute,
Clarinet and Percussion. The
concert is free. For more infor-
mation, call 225-0575.
A Classic Christmas
Friends of the Library holi-
day tea celebrates 20th cen-
tury Christmas literature with
an introduction by Marilyn


department store for underprivileged children
ages 1-11, needs donations to assist approx-
imately 400 children this year.
Children are selected by their school
guidance counselors and police volunteer to
assist each child on the shopping spree. All
proceeds go directly to the children.
This year's event is scheduled for Dec. 11
and the program needs to raise about
$400,000.
Make checks payable to "Shop with
Cops" and mail to City of Femandina Beach
Police Dept., Attn. Capt. Jim Coe. 1525 Lime
St., Fernandina Beach FL 32035-0668.
For more information e-mail volunteer
program chairman Don Monahan at shop-
withcops@aol.com or call 277-2091.
Chrstmas dinner
The 18th Annual Yulee Seniors
Christmas dinner will be held at 6 p.m.
Dec. 6 at the Church of Nazarene. Anyone
interested in helping please contact Suzy at
225-5451.


Wesley (former professor of
literature) and readers Ron
Kurtz, Judy Tipton and
Bradley Bean on Dec. 9 at
3:30 p.m. at Elizabeth Pointe
Lodge.
Tickets include one copy of
the hardcover edition of
Christmas Stories: $25 for
FOL members and $30 for
non-members. Proceeds ben-
efit the Femandina Beach
branch library.

'An Evening in
December'
The community is invited
to "A Christmas Carol in
Bethlehem" Dec. 12 and 14 at
7 p.m. at Amelia Baptist
Church. This musical drama
is based on a familiar story by
Charles Dickens: Innkeeper
"Scrooge" has no room in his
heart for humanity as the
story begins, and no room for
Mary and Joseph either. The
blend of familiar carols inter-
woven with classical master-
pieces includes a 15-member
drama cast and 55 singers
from five area churches,
accompanied by a chamber
orchestra.
Admission is free. Child
care for children from birth to
age 4 is available with reser-
vations.
Call the church office 261-
9527. Amelia Baptist Church
is located at 961167
Buccaneer Trail.
Lighted Parade
The Sixth Annual Lighted
Christmas' Parade; 'sponsored
by the Southside
Neighborhood Association,
will be held on Dec. 13 at 6
p.m. Parade packets are
available for pick up at the
downtown Chamber of
Commerce and the Hope
House.
Boatparade
The first Femandina
Harbor Holiday Lighted Boat
Parade will be held Dec. 13 at
8 p.m. at the city marina at the
foot of Centre and Ash streets
in downtown Femandina
Beach, following the Lighted
Christmas Parade. Spectators
are invited to bring their chairs
and view the lighted parade
from along the boardwalk.
All boats must be decorat-
ed with lights in a Christmas/
holiday theme. Applications
are available online at
www.downtownfemandina.co
m. Entry is free prior to Dec.
1, but a $25 registration fee
will apply after Dec. 1. The
field is limited to 40 boats.
The Femandina Harbor
Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
is hosted by the Historic
Fernandina Business
Association. For information,
contact Sandy Price at (904)


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206-0756 or by e-mail
slprice @ bellsouth.net.
Yulee Holiday Festival
Preparations are under
way for the fourth annual
Yulee Holiday Festival at the
Yulee Sports Complex on
Dec. 13 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The festival will offer food and
arts and craft vendors, games
and live music and entertain-
ment for all ages by local
celebrities, churches and
schools.
If you think your quality
product or service is of inter-
est to the community, call
Connie Daughtry at 225-2516
for more information.
'Christmas Star'
Yulee Baptist Church pres-
ents "A Christmas Star" Dec.
14 at 7 p.m., a musical come-
dy with a great message.
Music will be performed by
the Yulee Baptist Church
Children's Choir. All are wel-
come to this evening of merri-
ment and celebration. Call
225-5128.
Jewelrysale
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
hold a Phantasia Jewelry Sale
Dec. 18 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in dining rooms 1 and 2.
Rings, necklaces, bracelets,
gifts, tote bags, watches, etc.,
are all $5. The public is wel-
come. Checks, credit cards,
cash and payroll deductions
are accepted.
PolarcExprs .. .
Prosperity Bank and the
Femandina Beach Parks and
Recreation Department will
present the next movie in the
park, a free showing of "The
Polar Express," on Dec. 19 at
7 p.m. in Central Park.
Concessions will be available
for purchase. Bring your own
chairs and blankets. For more
information call 321-2811 or
277-7350.
OUT OF TOWN

Art show
The Georgia Coastal
Artists Guild will hold its
"Celebrate Christmas with Art"
show on Nov. 22 from 10
a.m.-5 p.m. at the A.W. Jones
Heritage Center next to the
St. Simons Lighthouse, St.
Simons Island, Ga.
The group of more than 30
regional artists will present
unique works of art, along
with hand-painted and crafted
Christmas decorations. For
information call (912) 638-
8770 or visit GeorgiaCoastal
ArtistsGuild.org.
BabyLand Christmas
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going to have a wonderful
new theater in your midst and
how can you use it?"
Doulet believes ACT could
become the driving force for
tourism on Amelia Island and
the surrounding area, as has
happened in Abingdon, Va.,
where the Barter Theater that
opened during the Depres-
sion now fills hotel rooms and
restaurants by drawing
patrons to its shows. A place
that derived its name from the
chickens and other food the-
ater goers would bring to the
actors in exchange for tickets
during the hard-scrabble


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faces."
King, who is principally an
actor, said the cast's dedica-
tion made directing easier for
him. "Crossing the footlights
is always incredibly difficult.
Some people seem to be able
to do it with consummate
ease," he said. "I've found it
incredibly difficult. (The cast
members) are all talented and
enthusiastic people, and that's


1930s, the Barter is today one
of the longest-running profes-
sional theaters in the nation.
"We can do the same in
this town," said Doulet, if the
community gets behind the
theater and it is properly mar-


worth its weight in gold."
Harris praised King's
direction. "Geoffrey has a
wonderful eye and ear for
comedy and I have learned a
lot from him, as well as from
the other cast members," she
said.
King also praised local
business owner Brett Carter,
owner of Brett's Waterway
Cafe, for helping dress the
set. "We've been very lucky
because Brett Carter also has


Ellen Ensley, the first
managing director of
Amelia Community
Theatre, told volunteers
gathered to celebrate
ACT's expansion, "We
should all be so proud."
SIAN PERRY/NEWS-LEADERI


keted.
Mayor Bruce Malcolm
pledged his support, noting,
'We are four-square behind
what you are trying to do ...
and if I can make any commit-
ment from City Hall to expe-
dite things ... let me know.... I
am on your side'because this
is absolutely the kind of thing


an interior design and furni-
ture business, and he's lent
us the fantastic furniture for
this production," he said.
"When you're doing some-
thing modern, and it's sup-
posed to be chic it's sup-
posed to be Manhattan or
London or Paris it's normal-
ly terribly difficult to get that
stuff."
King said that even though
the play is about a troubled
marriage, its light touch will


that is the backbone of the
community."
"No matter where we
would open over the years,
we've always put on a good
show," noted Linda McClane,
the current managing direc-
tor. "But we always had a
dream that one day we would
be performing in a real the-
ater." The larger space will
expand the choice of shows,
permit bigger audiences and
even more volunteers, she
said.
"We'd like to see you all
back in eight or nine months
when we cut the ribbon,"
Thomas added.
sperry@fbnewsleadercom


leave audiences feeling good.
"It's sort of amusing and
diverting," he said. "... I don't
think even the divorcees in
the audience will get too bent
out of shape."
Harris agreed. "I think the
play is a fun romp with some
recognizable truths, and hope-
fully many good laughs. It's
the kind of play that goes well
with dinner out and a few
drinks," she said.
rsmith@fbnewsleadercom


Literary ard
Local author J. P. Morgan
received awards in two cate-
gories at this year's Annual
Florida Writers Association
Conference in Orlando.
He received one in the
Flash Fiction area for Beer
and Breakfast and the other
for his memoir, Fait/hand
Proton Therapy vs. Prostate
Cancer, outlining his approach
to fighting the disease and
dedicated to the men and
women of the VA Outpatient
Clinic in Jacksonville and just
published by High-Pitched
Hum Publishing of Jackson-
ville Beach.
He will sign copies of the
book on Friday, Nov. 28 from
8-11 a.m. at Books Plus on
Centre Street.

Booksigning
Ben Walker will sign
copies of his book, Winds of
the South, at Books Plus on
Centre Street from 1-4 p.m.
Nov. 22.
Winds ofthe South is the
story of Zimri Rhodes, a


Connecticut Yankee who
moves to the frontier country
of middle Georgia in the
early part of the 19th century.
Walker is the author of
SentimentalMusic, a novel set
in contemporary Florida,
published in 1998, and the
plays 'The King's Dice," an
absurdist musing on the last
days of Alexander the Great,
and "Blood Relations," a
black comedy of race, sex
and dashed dreams that was
a winner of the 1997 South
Carolina Playwrights' Confer-
ence Competition in Beau-
fort, S.C. He currently lives
and writes in Jacksonville.
Libraries dosed
Nassau County Libraries *
will be closed Nov. 27 and 28
for Thanksgiving. The book
drops will remain open and
no fines will be assessed.
Literary Book Group
The Friends of the Library
Literary Book Group meets
the second Thursday of the
month at 7:30 p.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church.


a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 22 at
BabyLand General Hospital,
73 W. Underwood St.,
Cleveland, Ga., birthplace of
the Cabbage Patch Kids.
Enjoy games, pony rides,
holiday treats, a slide, petting
zoo, DJ and dancing, a visit
with Santa and more. See live
performances by the
Cabbage Patch Kids cos-
tumed characters. There will
also be arts and crafts and
holiday treats for sale. A 65-
foot Christmas tree will be
lighted at 5 p.m. amid simulat-
ed snow flurries. The event is
free and open to the public. -
Visit www.cabbagepatch
kids.com.
'First Coast Nutcracker
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra presents "First
Coast Nutcracker" on Dec. 5
at 8 p.m.; Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and
8 p.m.; and Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. at
the Moran Theater at the
Times-Union Center for the
Performing Arts.
The First Coast Nutcracker
showcases internationally
renowned principal dancers,
the area's finest young dance
corps and Tchaikovsky's best-
loved melodies.
Call the box office at (877)
662-6731, or visit jaxsympho-
ny.org.
The Guild of the
Jacksonville Symphony will
have a holiday boutique in the
lobby at each performance.
Holly Ball
The Ponte Vedra Woman's
Club will hold its annual Holly
Ball on Dec. 5 at TPC
Sawgrass Clubhouse, with
cocktails at 7 p.m., dinner at 8
p.m., music by The Faze and
a silent and live auction.
Proceeds will benefit local
charities. Tickets are $125.
For information call Nancy
Spadaro at (904) 543-7177.
StAugustinetour
The Garden Club of St.
Augustine 40th Annual
Christmas Tour of Homes will
be held from noon until 4 p.m.
Dec. 7.
The "Christmas Traditions"
walking tour will showcase pri-
vate homes around Maria
Sanchez Lake, Marine and
Charlotte streets in the his-
toric area and includes a tea,
boutique, raffle, free Red
Train Shuttle and free parking
at the Coasting Community
Center, 180 Marine St.
Tickets are $15 in advance
or $20 the day of the tour.
Make checks'payable to
Garden Cliub Tour ofHom6s,';
141 Creekside Drive, St.
Augustine, FL 32096. Visit
www.gardenclubofstaugus-
tine.org or call Suzanna Cono
at (904) 230-2108, Sally
Somersby at (904) 940-1650
or Peggy Bailey at (904) 826-
00241.
'Sister's Christmas
Catechism'
The creator and author of
"Late Nite Catechism" and
"Late Nite Catechism 2" has
struck again with "Sister's
Christmas Catechism," play-
ing at the Wilson Center for
the Performing Arts Dec. 16-
21 for eight performances.
In this latest addition to the
"Late Nite Catechism" series,
Sister employs techniques
from her favorite TV show,
"Forensic Files" to discover
the whereabouts of the Magi's
Gold.
Forensic tools in hand,
Sister creates a living nativity
using audience members and
then sets the stage for the
crime by directing a local choir
in songs of the season that
are sure to add even more
clues to tier investigation.
Call 1-888-860-BWAY or
visit www.artistseries.fccj.org.


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201 Help Wanted
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required. Call Lee at (904)764-5017.
THE NEW U HAIR SALON Is seeking
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artists. For confidential interview call
Heidi, 277-2767. Booth-rent/clientele
preferred.
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FIRST COAST COMMUNITY BANK
Part Time Teller Position available at
our new Amelia Concourse Branch! We
are looking for energetic, positive
professionals with 6 months 2 years
of experience in the areas) of banking,
retail and/or customer service, to
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SHUTTLE DRIVERS WANTED Local
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resident. (904)583-7500
GUEST ROOM INSPECTOR 2 hours
per day. Mature understanding of
visitor expectations. Apply in person at
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Avenue.
. PART-TIME TELLER POSITION
for approximately twenty (20) hours
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Balances window transactions daily.
Provide information and guidance to
customers regarding the Bank's array
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204 Work Wanted
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children waiting to be matched with

44 mentors. Leonard, a 6-year-old boy from

Nassau County is in need of a Big Brother.

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BBBSNEFL offers a School Based

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206 Child Care

BABYSITTER NEEDED In my hone.
Good with children a must. Nights/
weekends. Call (904)277-2749.


207 Business
Opportunities

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401 Mortgages
Bought & Sold


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balloon. Pays aipipri\. $ 1,570/mo.
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503 Pets/Supplies
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be 6 wks old on 11/21. 2 black w/blue
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601 Garage Sales
BIG CHURCH SALE!
Saturday, Nov. 22 from 9am to 1pm
Christwalk Church
2920 Bailey Road in FB
For info, call (904)261-7120.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Books,
household items, Christmas galore!
Collectibles, Noah's Ark, Millennium
items, much more. 1662 Clinch Dr. Fri.
11/21 & Sat. 11/22, 7:30am-2pm.
GARAGE SALE Fri. 11/21 & Sat.
11/22, 8am-12pm. Doll collection,
Coca-Cola collection, Many collectible
items, lots more. 85624 Phillips Rd.,
Yulee.
YARD SALE Three families, name
brand toys, chest freezer, men &
women clothing, car bucket seats and
bench, new Christmas items and
candles, knickknacks, baby clothes and
more. 97002 Diamond St., 2.9 miles
off Chester, follow signs. Sat., 11/22,
8anm-3pm. (904)261-4282.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 11/22, 9am-
4pri. 95047 Hendricks Rd., off 107.
Tools, toys, clothes, golf cart.
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November 25th at 5pm.

YARD SALE Plenty of goodies. Come
see at 851396 US Hwy 17 North,
approx. 3 miles from AlA & US 17
intersection going toward Georgia.
Look for signs on right. Thurs. 11/20,
Frl. 11/21, & Sat. 11/22, 9am-7
BEFORE CHRISTMAS CLEAN OUT
SALE 8am, Sat. 11/22 at Lisa's
house. 2106 Jekyll Ct., across from
YMCA.


601 Garage Sales
"KID FRIENDLY" 4-FAMILY YARD
SALE Fri. 11/21, 4pm-6pm. & Sat.
11/22, 7:30am-noon. Furniture, home
decor, girl decor, toys, baskets, frames,
crystal, linens, clothes, holiday gifts,
re-gifts, lockers, Harley boots. 414
Stanley Dr. at 18th St. hill.
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE -
on Meadowridge Ct. in Meadowfield
Subd. Yulee. Sat. 11/22, 8am-? Lots
of clothes (men, plus sz women's,
junior girls, little girls 4-5 & tons of
girls 10-16), shoes, girl's toys, games,
movies, video camera, furniture,
collectibles including lots of Star Wars
& Cherished Teddies, household &
kitchen items, books, tools, Christmas
& more.
SAT. ONLY 8am-lpm. 2-Family.
Clothes, toys, wood lather, 21" jig saw,
other tools, treadle sewing machine.
1615 Broome St., Fernandina.
2-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Plus sz
women, small misses, 4-6 girls clothes,
women shoes sz 11. Girl toys, KS bed
linens, buffet, TV stand, ruby
depression glass, other items. 2800
Racheal Ave. Sat 9-1, Sun 10-2. No
early birds.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sea
Grove subd. off Jasmine/Jean Lafltte.
Sat., 8am-noon. Patio furniture,
Christmas items, toys, computer, etc.
MOVING SALE Sofas, arm chairs,
tables, washer, twin mattress w/box,
new lawn mower, stereo, toys, etc.
Fernandina Beach, 2123 Ciera Ln.
(Sadler, right on Will Hardee). Sat.
11/22, 8am-lpm. Rain or shine. (904)
583-6121
HUGE SALE All new boutique kid's
clothing, sports gear for all ages, adult
clothing (Lucky Brand, Juicy Couture,
Quicksilver, Roxy, Hurley, + + +).
Webkinz, Ty Girls. GIFTS FOR THE
HOLIDAYS. All items 50% off and
more. Atlantic Rec Center, Nov. 28,
8am-8pm and 29, 8am-5pm. A sale
not to miss! 556-7093
85722 MINER RD. Sat. 11/22 &
Sun. 11/23, 9am-4:30pm. Furniture,
electronics, electric piano, freezer,
games, Christmas items, baby & adult
clothing, exercise & sporting
equipment, etc.
HUGE 4 FAMILY YARD SALE -
Sewing machine, furniture, baby items,
too much to list. Starts Fri 21st 8am-
3pm and Sat 22nd of November. 85045
Telephone Lane, Yulee, FL. Wilson Neck
area, look for signs.
GARAGE SALE Records, videos,
books, antiques, collectibles, depress-
ion glass, Fire-King, kitchenware,
china, electronics, cameras, tools, lawn
tractor. 1333 Forrest Dr. by Harris-
Teeter. Thur., Fri, Sat., 8am-2pm.


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Some w, pond. Room
2 more homes. Excell
SFamily compound
T5 $675,000
(9041415-3538


601 Garage Sales
SAT., 9AM Women's pants sz 18,
tops sz 2XL, men's pants 44 waist,
china cabinet, ent. ctr, table w/6
chairs, brand new Sharp fax machine,
other items. No junk. 96677 O'Neil
Scott Rd. For info call 310-6076. Rain
or shine.
WEEKEND OF 11/21-22 & 11/28-
29 1127 N. Fletcher Ave. 9am-lpm.
Books, misc. household items. Some
new stuff each day as well as
previously unsold items.
FRI., SAT., & SUN. 9am-? Baby
stuff, toys, antiques, knick-knacks,
decorations, gun racks, man stuff, &
many 251 items. 2838 Scrub Jay Ln.,
(off 14th St. by airport).
MOVING IN SALE (Too much stuff).
Tama 5-pc drum set, dishes, books,
Christmas, pictures, much more. The
new Hideaway Subd. off AlA of Hwy
17, Yulee. 86164 Vega Blvd. Fri. & Sat.,
8am-?
SAT. 11/22 at 8am. Ocean View
Subd. Twor yard sales, maybe more.
Fletcher to New York right onto Atlantic
View Dr. Great variety of items. Rain
cancels.
YARD SALE Sat., 8am-12pm.
Where: Corner of N. 8th & Broome St.
in the vacant lot. Look for balloons.
Name brand new & slightly used
clothing, shoes & accessories. Great
items. Don't miss out.
GARAGE SALE 2812 Magnolia Woods
Ct. (Beachwalk Subd. off Jasmine).
Furniture, decorative items, clothing,
toys, Christmas presents, & more. Fri.
& Sat., 8:30-11:30am.
GARAGE SALE Lofton Oaks. Sat.
11/22, Sam. TV's, stand, portable
washer, computer desk, women's
clothes, wedding dress, tools, lamps,
sheets, pictures, credit card machine.
FRI. 11/21 ONLY 8am-2pm. Boys
clothes sz 3-10, shoes, jackets, toys.
901 Amelia Dr. (904)753-0132
YARD SALE Yulee. Fri. & Sat., 8am-
4pm. Off AIA, Harts Rd. W. to 86204
Hayley PI., follow signs. Antiques &
collectibles, vintage jewelry, tools,
books, china, crystal, tiger oak desk,
wicker chair. Inside & out. Everyone
welcome. Any other time, call 225-
5559 for appt.
YARD SALE Sat. 11/22 from 8-12.
Full sz air hockey table, 30 gal air.
compressor, unopened baseball cards
circa 1980's, HO trains, king sz
bedding, sofa covers, bikes, clothing.
Flora Parke, 1st left on Forest Parke to
30435.

602 Articles for Sale
SEARS RADIAL ARM 2.5 HP table
saw, $100. "This End Up" bunk beds &
mattresses, $175. Matching chest,
$75. 10.4 cu ft upright freezer, $75.
Everlast 80# punching bag & mounting
swivel, $30. Sanyo refrig/freezer, great
for dorm or patio, $50. All items clean
& barely used. (904)261-9310
MASTERCOOL MMB10 2000CFM
Mobile Swamp Evaporative Air
Cooler Cools 700 sq. ft. $250. (904)
277-2372
CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY SALE -
Trees, decorations, gifts. Purple Dove
Resale Center, 1002 S. 14th St. Mon-
Sat., 10am-6pm. (904)261-5227
FOR SALE Snapper riding lawn
mower (30 inch) including grass
catcher & thatcherizer, $275. Bunk bed
(solid wood frame), $135. (904)261-
5662

S 603 Miscellaneous
Donate Your Vehicle Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Foundation. Free mammograms, breast
cancer info www.ubcf.info. Free towing,
tax deductible, non-runners accepted.
(888)468-5964. ANF
HOT TUB Island Spa, Captiva. 17
jets. Cover & steps included. Excellent
condition. $1500. (904)583-2185 or
(904)277-1572

607 Antiques

& Collectibles
THANKSGIVING SALE Dealer 176
in AlA Antiques in Yulee has 50% off
everything over $15. Sale ends 11/30.

609 Appliances
NEW 3-PC SET Almond GE glasstop
stove, 4-burner/simmer. Overhead
vent to match. GE Nentilus dishwasher.
$700/OBO. (904)583-4425

610 Air Conditioners
/Heating I
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warranty.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)
225-9717.


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Beech SIreel 3.500 sf former
restaurant was S325K now S285K
or lease w/ purchase option

High Visibility Stand alone Bldg
7.468 sf. 8th St. 54 500'mo NNN

Smoothie Franchise for Sale
Easy to operate turnkey 185K
w/some seller finance

Development Opp W/H, Office
Bar & Antmt complex for Sale


Surfside Properties, Inc.


Thad Smith
Broker


1925 S. 14T" St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL

Sales (904)277-9700
Property Management
(904)277-0907


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12 acres w/ 3/2 dou- fenced yard. $140,000 island, North 14th, needs TI.C. IoVim 1 low. 1 maia.
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6lewide 2x6 Iraime. $189,000 MLS# 47266 i,900,oo.oMis ,15754
$269,000 MLSU 46480

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205 5. 9th SIreet 3/1, Neat small home 5725i/mo.
210 S. 10th Street, 2/1, $600 75161 Edwards Rd 2/1 withl I/1 on theater. Boat
806 S. 9th Street 3/1, Older home, near downtown slip, 3 car garage, large deck, dock gated. $1,600/mo.
$875/mo. COMMERCIAL
806 Adams Road 3/2 with large yard $975/mo.
535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $830/mo. includes water. 1939 S. 8TH Street 4 Office unit available, NOW
Oceanlront. $400/mo each +tax. Located directly across from
Burger King.
OFF ISLAND Commercial Land Lease Approx 30,000@1.25 Sq. Ft.
SILANRoad frontage over 300 Ft. Central location.
463313 SR 200 2/1 Block home w/lfenced yard. Office space at 1925 S. 14th St. Suite 4. 3 Individual
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703 Sports Equipment
Sales

OBAMA, INFLATION, ETC. Buy now
while you still can. Some guns in stock.
Can order anything with deposit. Must
pass background check. Scope clear-
ance. (904)753-0165

k04 Recreation Vehicles


807 Condominiums

2BR/1.5BA CONDO 1.5 blocks fromn
beach. Completely renovlced! Anlcn-
ilics included. ,$890/nmo. Ctill (912)269-
3960.
AMELIA PARK COURTYARD VILLA -
Filst floor, 2BR/2A, t-cai garage.
$269,000. (912)429 1093
BY OWNER Completely renovated 2
story club villa on Amelia Island
Plantation. 2 master bedrooms each
w/full bath, & 1/2 bath down.
$409,900. By appointment, (904)491-
5906.


2000 28' TERRY LITE 5TH WHEEL ,1 u 1 1 f I
Slide out bunk beds. Good condition. 08 Off sland/Y
$8,250. (904)225-8846 O sand/Yule


801 Wanted To
Buy or Rent

FAMILY OF 5 relocating to the area
looking for a 4-5BR home as a lease-
option to buy. Buyer has cash
downpayment. Excellent ref's. No
Realtors Please. Contact Tom at.845-
704-2101.

S 802 Mobile Homes

9+ ACRES & 2007 DWMH with large
back porch and pond. EXCELLENT
CONDITION! River Rd. area. (904)
219-5651
13126 E. PATE RD. off Yellow Bluff.
3/2 '95, fenced, DW, '07 air cond., new
roof, shed w/electric. Bring reasonable
offer. MLS#47261. $95,000. Nick
Deonas Realty, (904)277-0006.
2BR/1BA MOBILE HOME within city
limits of Hilliard. 5 city lots, fenced in.
$45,000/OBO. (904)583-2009

804 Amelia Island Homes

FOR SALE BY OWNER Near Historic
District, 515 Fir St. Newly remodeled.
Fenced in yard. Loaded with bamboo,
granite, all new stainless steel
appliances. A must see! Call for
appointment (904)321-1968 or (904)
206-1334.

MUST SELL ASAP, REMODELED
3BR/2BA HOME IN LAKEWOOD -
New carpet, ceramic tile, paint
inside & out, and new roof. Open
floor plan, pool, 12x24 lanai with
vinyl windows, double garage,
fenced yard, low maintenance
landscape. Asking $289,000. No
reasonable .offer refused. Owner
financing available. (904)583-1714
3769 S. FLETCHER AVE. 3BR/2BA,
1364 sq. ft. ocean view home. Annual
taxes $10,386. Price $479,000. (904)
321-0868
3BR/1BA -.Charming older house,
vinyl sided, hardwood floors, new
appliances, laundry room, fenced yard,
boat/RV parking, shed, porches, patio.
$195,000. Will lease to own. Call
owner (904)583-5205.
Island Cottage 3BR/1BA $159,900.
1 Acre Yulee $32,900.
2 Acres Yulee $59,900.
4 Acres Yulee $114,900.
Call Lamar Underwood (904)625-1868.
Nick Deonas Realty (904)277-0006.

805 Beaches

FSBO-Reduced. 3/2 in beautiful Ocean
Ridge. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scrn'd tiled
porches, hot tub. $359,900. (904)556-
4500
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
OCEAN VIEW TOWNHOUSE 3BR/
2.5BA, 1330 s.f. $143,500 pre-const.
5561905 .. ....

806 Waterfront

Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.


NEW 3BR/2BA on 1.25 acres. Many
upgrades, located on Holiday Dr. in
Callahan. $189,000. Owner' financing
available. (904)753-2155
1 ACRE LOT located in Oak Hill
Estates. Well, septic tank, light pole,
concrete driveway. High & dry.
$69,500. (904)753-2155
FSBO 96016 Hidden Marsh Ln. (off
Barnwell Rd). Immaculate 2350 sq. ft.
brick home in Fiddlers Walk. 3BR/
2.5BA w/bonus room upstairs. Carpet,
laminate & tile floors, plantation
shutters, gas fp. new 600 sf screened
lanai overlooking large backyard. Wood
shed w. workbench. 2-car garage.
Broker protected. $359,900. Call
(904)557-5901 for appt.
FLORA PARKE Beautiful custom
4BR/2BA, split floor plan, large living
room, dining room, eat-in kitchen w/
bar, ig den w/wood burning FP,
hardwood & tile floors, screened porch,
Ig fenced lot overlooking preserve,
many extras. $263,000. 24048 Creek
Parke Cir. Call owner (904)335-7224.
1/2 TO 1 ACRE HOMESITES for
sale in Rosewood Meadows starting at
$49,900. Owner financing available.
(904)753-2155
GLEN LAUREL SUBD. 3BR/2BA, cul-
de-sac lot on 1.75 ac, w/kitchen appl's,
screened end pool w/heater. Big FL rm
w/new pool table. (904)583-4425

809 Lots

.997 ACRES at Meadowfield Bluffs.
Greatest .view in subdivision of Lofton
Creek straight away. Lot 28 $230,000
firm. (904)261-2747
LOT FOR SALE #10 Blackrock Rd., in
between Pirates Wood entrances.
Already cleared, filled, & well has been
drilled. 110 ft. X 220 ft. Great
homesite. Call (912)506-1035.
LARGE LOT near Kingsley Plantation
& Big Talbot area. Borders state park.
Reduced for quick sale. $149,000.
(904)249-0346

811 Commercial/Retail

LOCAL FORMAL WEAR BUSINESS
FOR SALE Good add-on to present
retail business. Low maintenance.
Good extra income. Call for infor-
mation, 321-1395.

TRUSS CO. in Woodbine, GA looking
for experienced truss assemblers. Mon-
Fri. (7-3), Holiday & vacation pay plus
health & dental ins. Call (912)729-
2283 between (9-5) or email resume
to rrb)btruss.com

814 West Nassau County

1 ACRE with well, septic tank, light
pole & driveway. Located in Callahan
area, Holiday Dr. Owner financing
available with $500 down. $42,000.
(904)753-2155


815 Kingsland/


FSBO Beautiful 4BR/3BA on golf
course. Over 2500sf, incredible views,
! esun -,rn Mft ic ,,alt at.rco, -r


sun uari, lorai iang;iAi ij ep wn e
ble garage, park-like' landscaping w/
deep well. Large master w/dual walk-in
closets and vanities, jetted tub, tray
'ceilings. Selling for payoff! $279,900.
www.recoverycourse.com/overlook or
(912)227-1815.


851 Roommate Wanted

2BR/2BA APT. Looking for female
professional. $450/mo. 4- utilities. Call
(912)674-8489.
ROOMMATE to share home. Full
privileges. References. Responsible.
$400/mo. Call (904)556-6920 after
7pm.
TO SHARE Ocean view upper apt.,
3BR/1BA, Ig front deck, W/D, d/w.
$600/mo., all bills included. Cable &
Internet all rooms. 937 N. Fletcher
Ave. or call (904)310-6817.

HOUSEMATES Fernandina, off
island. New home. Professional, clean,
responsible. $350/mo. Call (904)557-
1659.


852 Mobile Homes

RENT OR BUY Owner finance.
2BR/2BA SWMH on 1 acre in Blackrock
area. Small down, $695/mo. Terms
negotiable. (904)261-5034

WILSON NECK AREA Blackmon Rd.
2BR/2BA mobile home with 2-car
garage, on fenced acre. $750/mo.
(904) 225-2732. Pets negotiable.

BLACKROCK AREA 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
(904)261-6486.

STATIONERY RV FOR RENT Weekly
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
225-5577.
RENT TO OWN $500 down, no
interest. 2 & 3 BR Units available in
trailer park. Call (904)572-2330.
2BR/1BA Quiet location, $600/mo.
+ deposit. Call (904)707-3155 or (904)
261-0728.
SMALL 3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE -
Unfurnished, on 3/4 acre, 2 blocks
from boat ramp. $750/mo. 1st, last &
$350 sec. dep. Call (904)651-1559.
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME across
from Lowe's. Private location. $680/
mo. + dep. Call (904)583-1431.
2BR & 3BR MOBILE HOMES for
rent. Furnished & unfurnished, $525-
$750/mo. Units available in Hilliard &
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE located on
Mobley Heights on 2.5 acres. $800/mo.
+ $700 deposit. (904)753-2155
3BR/2BA Doublewlde 1.25 acres,
front & back porches, 10x16 shed, new
paint, tile, carpet. Must see. $850/mo.
+ $850 dep. 225-8627. Avail. now.
MOBILE HOME Nassauville. 2BR/
1BA, small. Big lot, carport. $750/mo.
(negotiable) + $750 deposit. (904)
753-0165 for appt.


SFlorida Coastal
Ccstsso Rentals

Amelia Island/Yulee

Marsh Lakes 3/2
$1500/mo.
Heron Isles- 4/3/5
$1300/mo.
Meadowfield Bluff- 3/2
$1200/mo.
3095 S. Fletcher 2/1
$1050/mo
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,852 Mobile Homes
DW TRAILER 3BR/2BA on 1.5 acres.
Has outside sheds, lots of trees. Great
If you like outdoors. Located on Lonnie
Crews Rd. Nice clean place. $800/nio.
dep.(904)866-7880

854 Rooms

SEEKING MATURE GENTLEMAN
preferably on Social Security, SSI, or
VA comp. Call Glenn at (904)548-9707.


855 Apartments
Furnished

At The Beach 1BR $195/wk. Incl
utilities. Remodeled SWMH's in park. 2
& 3BR's starting $175/wk or $695/mo
+ dep's. Utils & furn avail. 261-5034
OCEANFRONT Winter rates $700/
mo. Relax on deck. Beautiful sunrise.
Private walkway to beach. (904)272-
7987 or (904)583-1675
EFFICIENCY 611A S. 6th St. Just
bring your clothes! Nice size living/
bedroom combo w/Murphy bed. Full
kitchen, full bath. All utilities incl.
cable. No smoking. Service animals
only. 1 year lease, 1st and last month's
rent + sec. Contact (904)583-9080
EFFICIENCY Block from beach.
Single unit 1BR/1BA. $600/mo. +
deposit + utilities. No smoking.
(229)392-6558
PARTIALLY FURNISHED 2BR/1BA
apt. Tile, upgraded appl. Clean. Very
north end of Amelia Island. $850/mo.
All utilities included. (904)261-4025
SMALL 1BR APT. in Nassauville.
Furnished. Twin bed, electricity, A/C,
DlrecTV. $650/mo. + $400 deposit.
Cute, cozy, quiet & in good
neighborhood. Service animals only.
References required. Please call
(904)206-3241, & leave message.

856 Apartments
Unfurnished

OCEANVIEW- Upstairs duplex. 2BR/
1BA, A/C, hardwood floors, ceiling
fans. $950/mo. 57 S. Fletcher. (904)
277-7622

LARGE, VERY NICE 1000 sq. ft. 1BR
apt. 324 S. 9th St. $750/mo. Includes
all utilities. Available around
Thanksgiving. (904) 321-3404
PETS OK, BLOCK FROM BEACH -
2BR/1BA downstairs. W/D, water,
sewer, garbage included. $875/mo.
(904) 277-2253
835 ELLEN ST. off Tarpon. 2BR/
1.5BA T/H. Close to beach. $850/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
0006
OCEAN SIDE 2BR/1BA Main Beach
area, ocean view, large deck. 12 mo.
lease. $895/mo. + utilities. Call (847)
867-3163.


Nassau

l Club
Apartments
Be&stAddnrss in Feramndina Beatc

1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
'UNLIKE THE REST!'

/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
/ Business Center
/ Gated Community


856 Apartments
Unfurnished
2BR/2BA Clean. W/D optional. Move
in today! '$659/mo. Call Ana at (904)
277-2500.
COTTAGE FOR RENT 1BR/1BA.
Utilities included. No smoking. Service
animals only. $750/mo. (904)277-3828
North End Of Island Ocean view, 2
blks from beach. Upstairs. 2BR/1BA.
Fully furnished. Available Nov-May.
$1200/mo. + $1000 deposit. Water &
sewer included. (904)753-2155.
2BR/1BA OCEANVIEW Downstairs


856 Apartments
Unfurnished

OCEAN VIEW 2BR No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
ON ISLAND 2/1 house, 223 S. 9th.
2/2 duplex, 861 Nottingham. 2/1
duplex, 212 S. 14th. $250/wk + dep.
Includes utilities. (904)261-5034
NORTH END 2BR/1.5BA upstairs
oceanview apt., backs to Ft. Clinch
Park. Front/rear decks. 1 blk to beach
access. $850/mo. (904)277-8129


of duplex. South Fletcher location.
Washer/dryer included. Wood & URTISS H.
carpeted floors. Deposit & lease CURTISS H.
required. $750/mo. Call (904)261-ERRE
7228 or (904) 866-1629.LASSER


CURTISS H. Real Estate, Inc.

LASSERRE


IReal Estate. Inc. I I


LONG TERM
2BR/2BA Ocean Dunes Condo.
$1,450/mo.
*2BR/1.5BA on Kentucky Ave
$850/mo + util.
*2BR/2.5BA w/ garage at Marsh Lakes
$1,150/mo + until. unfurn.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
$1,000/mo.+ until.
*First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA Unfurn w/
garage. Short distance to beach.
$875.
*3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis. Will
do lease purchase $1,250/mo. + util.
*3BR/1.5BA at 428 S. 14th Street
$975/mo. + until, $ 1,500 sec. dep.
*2BR/IBA oceanfront Gar. Apt., 2822
S. Fletcher $1,I50/mo. + until
*2BR/2BA at the Cottages at Stoney
Creek. Just off island, very nice
upgrades $1,200/mo + util
*Hildreth Lane 3BR/2BA w/pool,
Azalea Pt. $1650/mo + until. Lawn &
pool maintenance incl.
*213 N. 18th St. 3BR/2BA.
$1,100/mo.
1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard maint.
*S. Fletcher Ave. 2BR/I BA $750/mo.
plus utilities.
VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information
z e..


*Office/Retail -212 S. 8th St. Flexible
space, close to Centre St.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
+utilities.
*Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
util
*DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. End cap unit w/great visibility
and access $2,150/mo includes CAM,
tax, water, sewer, garbage.
*(2)Amelia Park Office Suites 900
s.f.+/- Fronting 14th Street $1,685.mo
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. 576 s.f. +/- beside the Travel
Agency ,$1,158/mo includes all other
fees/costs except utilities. One mo.
FREE rent w/signed lease.
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo.+ until & tax
* Corner of Centre and 4th St. High vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
* Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf
+ tax.


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Julie McCracken Screened'Porch & More
904-261-0347 MLS#44306 $329,900


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R a.enta 9. Retals Rentls Rental


SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND
* 2513 Pirates Bay Dri-ve1 j~- t is located close to schools, Ibeach
and shopping. Fenced i lllda O 1/2 off first months rent.
* 16 N. 18th Street 4BR/2BA two car garage large deck with fenced in yard.
Includes lawn service. $1295
* 95121 Macldnas Circle 4BR/3BA Immaculate home icthat includes a spacious
Florida room, office or study & formal dining room. $1995
* 2424 nrook enboo Lakewoodad io) n.loeocnaed in popular Lakcwood
on the lake. The family _Li1 fireplacee adjacent to large dining area
Screen porch and patio overlooks lake. $1100 & 1/2 off first month's rent
* 1930 Highland Drive 3BR/2BA custom blult honm in real neighlorhood.
Family rmom with fireplace, open gourmet kitchen with wine cooler, gninite
counter top. $1600
S113 Canterbury Lane 4BR/21A hoae ihas formal living and dining roo0l
with additional family room. Includes lawn carm. $1250
S19 Marsh Bay Court 3B11/2HA Beautiful home located in cul-de-sac, solid sur-
face counter tops in kitchen and Ilaths. I.o\cly linai. $1400
* 1401 Leon Street 3BR/1BA \Very nice cilan hoCec on the island, Includrsm
fenced-in backyard, wood floors, and skylight $1050
S2123 Ciera Lane (Arbours) 3BR/2BA RIai fenced in yaml.new A/C system,
and water softener. $1150
1 19 ,l.,igo t.'...nn. , .. .. .
renr fe.. I ,.... ..i...i .r .. ,. . .. ,;s
* 415 Georgia Avo BR/l21BA IHome as filnipl;e, itn 1 mily I, om, screened in
patio, security system and two c;ar garage IRnt includes lawn ai d pest control.
$149S
SINGLE FAMILY OFF ISLAND
S96398 Otter Run Dr. 3BR/2UA 1 lore lhs a fireplace ill the living room, Two
car garge. $1295
* 86648 Cartesian Point 31IR/2HA glrat hole will i lel clinedl vid, in ,wall
network, anld garage. Rent includes pest control, $1300
CONDO/TOWNOME/AlAKTMENTS
* 883-B Mary Street 2BR1/1.51A Only 2 blocks fnill ocean, oI ar 'i.cai i l.
$950
* 1829 Perimeter Park (Amelia Park) 21R/211A 1'En: y the bauIn ty iof Amclii
Island oad the convenience of Ali I'iaM k ikn this on, \v thmlll O llle. l
includes two iastler llthis. $1400
* 1582 Park Lane Gannly fail with Illli killIhc. $600
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amella Park) -llR/i3.511BA Walkingl diitaiice tlo the Y.M.C A,
and centrally lociatd ncat sholpiingi centers $18010
* 2999 1it Ave. B 31K/3.S1A, 2 ,ar gaigiOie tan, \ic-, Siirtd p.owh,
short walk to bencli. $1695


* 2840-A S. Fletcher downstairs 2BR IBA, newl\,renovated with new appli-
onces, Ocennfront Great views. 1250
* 966 Chad Street 3BRI/2A ver, well kep tow1,nhor Airn floor plan. $1100
Reduced to $995
* 2483-A First Ave. 2BR/2BA to nhoine central location. Only one block,
from ,ech. $750
* 31135 Paradise Commons l hoin. Conmulnity amenities
available $925
* 4750 Westwind Court (Colony) 2BR'2iA large wo ecar garage. Unit
includes fireplace, whirlpool tub. ind jennaile grill in kitchen. Community pool
Iand Itnnis'courts. $900
* 404A Mizell (Amelia Woods) 2BR/2BA condo located one block from liach.
Rent includes water. garbig!, sewer andi i awn service $900
* 95050 Barclay Place 4-C (Hnrrison Cove) 2BR/2BA This hliou is located
in a beautiful gated co.lnn.. iti only talkingg dsiiancc to tie Ieach, Inaslir bath
inchtdLs walk-in shower aid ga.lnItt tub $1595
* 95046 Springtime Lane 31RitBA\. iThis is :Lbcautifll to,\n hlone located in
a gated coulllnunily' off AIA off Mf the Itloataol ,ait\\l. Rent includes
water. garage, sccr and lawn se ice, C $2475
* 2700 Mizell 504-A -I 3R/2BA rnjo ,v nuni r Lda, n n tb coml niity pool.
"",, Ii i 11 I I 5 lln


tbc \views of tilh ocean tfnit the livingd$innig lO0m a.;a, $1075
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place 31BR215, I'\A lo, o nil. h.atied inl gated contIIntliity
Eijoy hi y living i itis p. itts'niti wh i to ail i an g- $1625
* 4730 St. MarcCourt (Colony), L'l,2ItA\ iA ll i sonlhi tnd lorlation. l -c 2
car mirage. ilvl;ace oi m family' rooa, Il, mc t' m ei,,ich 'lopping anlI golf
course. $925
* 96026 Stoney Creek- :3tl1/21BA lHlomr tAI fb :itll Ic W .oc;atcd in gated conm
unity, $1100 Rcduced to $995 vith first months rent free.
IWRN151 Q.- OJ SLAN-12
* 2483B First Ave. 21',2A111 IA lx;eld oly ,n block l-,fo lIwahl. tidly fur-
oishcd. $800
* 6353 Fermnnliln Shores 21i,. 1 I2 BhA (n.,t -olo located on i 't11pon AA.,
turnishci$1050
* 27341 South l'lc-cher 513R/2lA looIk;g ti .1 I womlerlfl et a\\ay lor theI win-
mler ..n ome ,ike a $ ,look a 5this ,otdlfult hotle ot- it o,,a with 2 cdroons
Illo al1i.rs alld :1 d1w I \lo t\\ i s H O d lo -, )lo C hlll tllOll ll5ll
rlrlnhi1, ad itdow everywhe The 1 I 'l\ deck hs stais that take
yon ilght Io the behab li ooe i, emnpiletely finished and t)ad lio'or ot '
mntt. $2250'


REMODELED HOME IN AIP SAILMAKER AT SUMMER BEACH
Golf Course View Overlooking Pool Area
Private Side Street Short Stroll to the Beach
Terr Tennlle 3 Bedrooms/3.5 Baths caroiyn Cherry 2nd Home or Rental Property
904-415-1002 MLS#46485 $799,000 904-583-0607 MLS#46863 $439,000


DON'T MISS THIS ONE! 4BR/3BA + BONUS ROOM
3BR/2BA with Bonus l 3,352 Sq. Ft., Screened Pool
1,863 Sq. Ft. +Bonus Above Garage Tile, Wood Floors
Shannon Smith Huge Fenced Yard with Pool Julie McCracken Central Vac, Ample Storage
904-753-3935 MLS#47409 $298,000 904-261-0347 MLS#47443 $545,000


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218 il 1st Avenue 31R12.51A brtnd new carpet, lresh painl, ilany
upgtiaduIc',, 2' car gage $ 1,300.nmo

s2 N. Illierhe -(up) 2BR1IIAl urnlished, ocean; vicwwli, .i1)llsunno .
1. I.( nt o> (do NI) 2Bl' 11 ceiB (an view. $85(0iino

21-5 Phbble Ieach Vai 13B,2.51A wAipgraded kitchen, granite
ctunlcer lops,, stainless tedel appliances, \xod floors lirhighoul
S 1, I -,,, i, ,,.. 'li,,n .,ilk I Ille beach. gaed community.
...... .. .,,, i 'n i u J iJi,,'1 $1,' l06 / o.

9:! H S.indpiperl loop 2BR/2.5i\A occanllntl condo, deck
octliiookiin ilcc.in, iul furnished or tunfuirnished, $1,895i/mo all
'tilili ',nclO id('l

k\ichla Surfiand ltaccll I Init 817-- IBR,1A ocean viv, water and
st cr included. l1,0501moi
i935 \ictorit latnding 4iBRA3.5IA Bonus, studv and nme room,
fencctd back ytrl. screened lanai with built in as gri, automatic
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108 S. ISth S. -- 3BR 1.511i. lirplace, fenced backyatl. $950/mo

2711 Ocean Oaks Drive -IBR'2BA with Study, swimming pool.
screened in lanai and porch: land newd ile in main living. rinual
dining \ wbreakfast nook, gasfireplace ceiling fans In all bedrooms.
\ Dlawn and pool rare indd. backis up to lgns Creek. $2,150/mno

-i9i 1t' l- I. ... 1 8ib .'~i hl,, ,. n..h sil.l il,..,,' p.in-screened
in porth fenced in kick-ard. New carpet-short walkto beach-lawn
cam incll $1,31.(Xmo.
ll) 13Ierimeter Park 3B1(2.5IA rwfomlml hivinanddlining. upgraded
kitclhn tilh stainless steel appliances, graliler counter tops gas
stove. Master with garden tub and granite counter tops, a lot of
..... 1il i h,.li-. car garage widi eara storage, beautiful,

98'9 Ocean Ovtrlook Drive -iBR111A home located-in Ocean Sound
(i block from beach). Backs up to pond, screened In lanai, split floor
plan $1,0'0i1mo
',1') S. lectcher Avenue 31B12.5BA townhome beaulifiully lmrnished.
'- .lcreizcd fron deck with great ocean view. 2 cargarage. lawn care
.tld utilitics included. $2,00)/mo
232 N. 6th Siret Great 31102.4 home with hardanixxl loors
lhrou.hou. Ik-auilful back porch and many upgrades. Located
\within the I lisiric District. $1,050no


2.'N .r,,- \hiv in Pi lris \h(odxilV.i3l,'A on large wooded c hlt,
.ip1111. i.' i I1 Nice scr'Cened pe)th on hack, IeiCnied backadl, 2
war araige. SI. Iimoi
96679 Arigo Bild., in licachway .- 31l'21A 31,650 sO Acowetd lanai
vedtooks private bark )ar 2 t;lr itei.ge, irrigation s)'stci.
$1,20010eo
96020 Starlight line 3B1R.-2 backs up to pond, fresh paint, split
Iloor plan. $1,100lno
76327 Inn IbiRhd loop in Cartesian I'inte 1iBUl211A 1.90( sl; 2.
car grage. 1,]15(~Io

86167 Cartisian koinc 311lR2BA 1,,851) sl pridauc back Yartl,
Irrigation andl security. $1.1 50.11,
8(8611 Carnsian R inte ID: -1BRR21ki, 2.1i7 sf, (.1 andt dlnilng ar;ea
plus fatuilv rionm, breaktis ana. offl kitchen, fenced bakcklv.id w
deck and [ergola, Irrigwtion andwl \atcr solitner 1,2195/.mo
7",. i , l l. ilil).dlI\ . II.. ,. iI . 1 I )3, 90 s ifI,- ,h ltl, ,I Ifbl L B 11 II111,,,

97099 Coopers Wtr 3B-12BA house on 'vry private -, acre lot;
wood floors throughout; I car aliached gaage with plenty of
I.b r.,L S II l I n, .,

85419 osmtwick \woxx Dr. 5-61B1i.5B\A 2 stonr, master suite
down, II & DR, brigltl upgsdcied kitchen opens to lIarge family
room, sorened lhnu; overlooks lake, guest suite upstairs ith
bonus room $2,295i;n
86088 Santa l arara ilRK2B;a cach BR has own BR, fenced
backyard, I cgar arage $95O0)n
95208 VWixtberry lane -3- 3B13'\ with study and bonus room, tile
loors in nain living area, lawn cre and Wi) included 1,95:.51o
2826 Scrubhay lane 3BIBA home with fenced in alck yard rnd
screened in ponh. Centrally locatlxl. $950amo
2642 Delorean Stree 311BR211A home w\ilh bamwox Iltxrs. RIFlly
upgraded. lawn care included $1.250.mo

2816 W. 4ith Street 3BR,2.SlA lownhiome with great c:ui \i w.
Family room ilth fireplace and spacious kitchen itbh ill thie
upgrades. 'lvo cargan.ge. $1,50(,nmo
408 S. 15h Street 31R111.SB,\ home with ifurplace. fenced in back
yand, close to shopping. schools and dining $9i0 mo


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856 Apartments
Unfurnished

ONLY $1000/MTH + get $250 CASH
move-in bonus for lease by Dec Ist!
2br 2.5bath 1700sq/ft new condo in
Amelia Green 5 blocks from ocean has
everything: garage, large screened
porch, fireplace, granite counters, new
Whirlpool appliances, huge walk-in
closet in master, his/hers bathroom
sinks, deep garden tub w/separate
glass shower, large pantry, w/d hook-
up, laundry room and lots of space!!
Call Nathan for details and come see:
904.753.2083
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
(904)716-0579
1BR/1BA Amelia Park granny flat.
Available 12/1. $700/mo. (904)335-
0539.
2BR/1.5BA South beach, W/D
hookup, new paint & carpet. Service
animals only. (904)583-2456
1BR/1BA on island, 615 Donnie Ln.
Upstairs. CH&A, W/D hookup, large
deck. $800/mo. Call (904)415-2479.

857 Condos-Furnishe

1BR/1BA AMELIA WOODS 1 blk
from beach with beach access. Pool,
tennis & club house. Beautifully
furnished $100,000, or $95,000
unfurnished. Will rent at $850/mo. Call
(770)789-2965.
2BR/2BA $1050/mo. + dep. +
utilities. No smoking. Amelia Lakes
deluxe. (229)392-6558
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA CONDO
2-car garage, pool, tennis. All
appliances including W/D. $1095/mo.
+ deposit. No smoking. Available now.
Call (904)759-1105.

858 Condos-UnfurnishedI
FIRST MONTH FREE Lakefront
condo, Amelia Lakes. 2BR/2BA, W/D
hookups, fitness center, swimming
pool. $925/mo. Call (904) 261-2061.
3BR/2BA Palms at Amelia. Pool, spa,
gated. Central island. $1000/mo.
(904)261-6597
AMELIA WOODS 2BR/2BA. Water,
sewer, garbage, appliances included.
Deposit + 6 mo lease. Tacky outside
paint job reduces rent to $850/mo.
415-0322
AVAILABLE NOW 2BR/2BA, 2-car
garage townhouse. Close to beach &
shops. References. $900/mo. +
utilities. (904)261-1431
1 BIk To Beach-North Island -
Newly renovated 2BR/1.5BA, 833A
Tarpon. Balcony, ocean views, W/D. No
smoking. $1150/mo. + sec. deposit.
Avail. now. (904)206-0817
1700 SQ. FT. 2BR/2.5BA w/loft.
$1,000/mo. plus I'll give you $250
cash bonus for lease signed by Dec.
3rd! 5 blocks from beach. Call Nathan
(904)753-2083.
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
(904)716-0579
AMELIA LAKES Large 1BR.
Upstairs. Lakefront. Available now.
$725/mo. 261-3229
AMELIA LAKES 2BR/2BA CONDO -
with W/D. Gated community, 1st floor
with lake view, fitness center, & pool.
Non-smoking. Service animals only.
$925/mo. (904)386-6288
THE COTTAGES AT STONEY CREEK -
3BR/28A. Brand new. $1,100/mo. Call
AMELIA RENTALS, (904)261-9129.
T/H DUPLEX 2BR/1BA,. 2 firs. W/D.
2 blks from beach. 2835 Ocean Dr.
Available. $700/mo. + utilities. Must
qualify. (561)445-4102
ON ISLAND Close to beach &
shopping, 2BR/1.5BA on dead end road
w/ fenced in pvt backyard. $725/mo. +
dep. No smoking. (904)430-2605


860 Homes-Unfurnished
AMELIA PARKE Unfurnished
i CllI()Lc, 120 I ,rsq. It., 3BR/2BA. One!
y(al Iise. '$1. 100/mo. + all utilities.
Call (609)')2 16264.
TIMBERCREEK PLANTATION (in
Yulee). New home, 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage. '.1150/mo. (904)553-3445
96679 ARRIGO BLVD., BEACHWAY
- Conveniently located 3BR/2BA 2-car
garage. A/C. Refrigerator Excellent
condition. Only $1,175/mo. $250
toward moving expenses and $25
monthly discount w/ad. Please drive
by, then call number on rental sign.
SPACIOUS 4BR/3BA $949/mo.
Pool, lawn maint., W/D optional, all
appliances. Call Tammy (904)277-
2500.
86088 SANTA BARBARA ST. Lofton
Oaks. Super 2BR, each w/own,
bathroom. A/C, refrigerator, garage.
Great floor plan for house-share.
Private fenced yard. $950/mo. $25
monthly discount w/ ad. Drive by, call
number on sign.
2441-A 1ST AVE. 3BR/2BA duplex.
Large porches, F/P, refrigerator w/ice
maker, microwave range hood. $900/
mo. + dep. (904)277-4323
COTTAGE in historic Old Town.
2BR/1.5BA + office, porch, on San
Carlos Plaza. Amelia River view.
$995/mo. Dena (904)583-6099.
TIMBER CREEK 3000 sq. ft.
concrete block waterfront home.
4,BR/3BA with large bonus gourmet
kitchen, screened porch, 2-car garage.
$1495/ mo. (904)860-5564
3BR/2BA in Ocean View Estates,
close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
CHARMING 1BR $600/mo.
References & deposit required. Utilities
separate. 3 blocks to Centre St. No
smoking. (904)206-4169

BEST ON THE ISLAND! 3BR/2BA,
oak floors, deck, privacy fence, yard
svc. $1150/mo. More info and pics:
www.wallyandeva.webs.com (912)
337-3086
HOUSE FOR RENT 434-B Tarpon
Ave. Ocean view 3BR/2BA, spacious
rooms & garage. $1300/mo. Call (270)
933-2953.
ISLAND 3BR/2BA Florida room,
W/D, yard, near beach. Excellent quiet
neighborhood. $1285/mo. nego. + until.
Jan. 1. No smoking. (904)557-1461
GREAT VIEWS of the ICW. 712 San
Fernando St. 1BR/1BA. CH/AC. W/D.
'Modern kitchen. Carport. Avail. now.
$675/mo. + $675 sec. dep. 261-3158
2200SF HOME 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
attached, 1 yr min. lease req.
$1575/mo. 2815-A Ocean Dr. (904)
753-2230
PIRATES WOOD 3BR/2BA w/office,
private lot on cul-de-sac. Partial river
view. Community boat dock,
clubhouse, pool & playground. No
smoking. $1100/mo. + sec. dep. & pet
dep. (904)753-2905 or (904)261-7118
4BR/2BA IN HERON ISLES $1200/
mo. NEGOTIABLE. Available Dec .1.
Call for details (904)753-0458.
86059 RAMSENBERG North
Hampton. Rent or lease w/option to
buy. 38R/2BA, garage, backyard.
$1550/ mo. Call (904)261-6651.
BEACHWAY Beautiful 4BR/2BA 1800
s.f. home in a wonderful neighborhood.
2-car garage, sec. syst., water
softener, & large bkyd. Must see!
$1190/mo. (904)206-2841
3BR/1BA w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $975/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
753-2230
REDUCED $200 off 1st mo rent.
Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
96033 Sunfish Ln. Free cable, CH&A,
FP. $995/mo. (916)300-3039
ON ISLAND Plantation Oaks near
Harris Teeter. 3BR/28A, 2-car garage,
large fenced yard. $1000/mo. (904)
335-7393
3BR/1.5BA Great location. $995/
mo. + deposit. Call (904)707-3155 or
(904)261-0728.
CUTE 2BR/1BA renovated cottage
w/wood floors on large lot. $825/mo.
Call 415-0303.


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ONE BEDROOM APARTMENTS RENT BASE ON INCOME
904-261-6600
TDD 1-800-374-4463
OFFICE HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00AM 5:00PM
1200 SOUTH 15TH STREET FERNANDINA BEACH, FL








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860 Homes-Unfurnished

ISLAND HOME 3BR/1BA, sunroom,
front porch, big patio, carport, shed,
W/D, renovated, close to main beach.
Open now. $900/mo. (703)406-0647
FOR RENT 3BR/2.5BA brick house on
1/2 acre in Yulee, 2600+ sq. ft., CH&A.
Great neighborhood. $1300/mo. (904)
757-6286
STEPS TO MARINAS Perfect
condition. 2BR/2.5BA plus loft, garage,
hardwood floors, stainless appl's, W/D,
Ig porches. $1150/mo. (941)527-6774
SUMMER BEACH Quiet, gated,
charming, 3 newly carpeted BR's/
3BA's, study/office, great room w/
built-ins & FP, Ig screened porch, 2-car
garage, alarm, fresh paint thru-out,
high ceilings w/fans, corner lot.
Included in rent are Association
fee/lawn maint/garbage pickup.
Reference required. For directions or
questions call (904)491-8020.


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Thanksgiving Day
Holiday
In observance of Thanksgiving,
the News-Leader will be closed
on Thursday, November 27th.
Our deadline for classified line
ads for the Friday, November
28th edition will be Tuesday,
November 25th at 5pm.

3BR/2BA Foreclosure! $11,000.
Only $199/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
86170 EASTPORT DR. North
Hampton. 4BR/3BA, 3000sf, on golf
course, 3-car garage, water softener,
washer/ dryer. $1695/md. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006

3BR/2BA TOWNHOME Close to
hospital. No smoking. Small pets
considered. $1025/mo. (904)261-
1059

3BR/2BA FOR RENT No smoking.
Service animals only. $850/mo. 1st +
$600 deposit. Call (352)400-1574.


861 Vacation Rentals

OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

863 Office

SEVERAL OFFICES from $225 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities. 3 above
Palace Saloon and 1 next to Amelia
Insurance, Sadler Road. Call George
(904)557-5644
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE in the
Historic District downtown at the Old
School House. Some utilities are
included. Please call (904)261-8249 to
preview these offices.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Downtown & 14th Street. 150sf to
1500sf. Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-
6597
OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE Red
Otter Shopping Center, 1010 Atlantic
Ave. 725sf. 3 offices + reception area.
Internet provided. Call Ben 277-8238.
BRAND NEW 900SF commercial
office spaces for lease. Best location in
W. Nassau Co. SR 200, 1/2 mi. E. of
US1. $1275/mo. + tax for 1 yr. min.
lease. (904)610-2857. Alarm monitor-
ing fee is included.
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.

864 Commercial/Retail
GARAGE AND OFFICE SPACE for
lease in high traffic O'Neil. Prime
location, up to 5 bays, 2000 to 5000
sq. ft., and outside fenced area. Price
negotiable. Intended use and
compatibility with existing business
most important. 261-4555
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on A1A in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
(904)261-4066.
COMMERCIAL BUILDING
FOR LEASE
High Traffic and Visibility
across from Wal-Mart
924 T.J. Courson
Fernandina Beach
Showroom, offices and warehouse
with large overhead doors.
(904)753-3616
SADLER ROAD Office/Warehouse
space. Over 3000 sq. ft. (1100 sq. ft.
central air/office space). 2 overhead
doors. Plenty of parking. Great
location. Available Sept. '08. Call Tony
(904)261-0740.





901 Automobiles

1967 FORD FAIRLANE 4 door, blue,
289 engine. Good condition. $3500.
(904)548-7755

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Thanksgiving Day
Holiday
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the News-Leader will be closed
on Thursday, November 27th.
Our deadline for classified line
ads for the Friday, November
28th edition will be Tuesday,
November 25th at 5pm.

MUST SELL Autos, PU's & Vans. Geo
Tracker, Taurus, S/W. Cash/make
pymts/finance. All running. Starting.
$500-$3500. Call for details 261-5034.
Police Impounds For Sale '97
Honda Accord $400. '95 Acura Integra
$600. For listings call (800)366-9813
ext 9271. ANF

904 Motorcycles

2006 SUZUKI S83 ROAD CRUISER -
1,100 mi. Original owner bought new.
Garage kept. $5,000 FIRM. Serious
inquiries only, (912)282-9551.












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081660 438 W 26th St
Jacksonville, FL
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Jacksonville, FL
081662 Front St
Fernandina Beach, FL

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