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Nassau County citizens voiced their
:opinions about two contemplated coun-
ty parks at a public meeting Monday.
,The county, which owns properties
near Nassau Lakes Circle in Yulee and
Orange Street on Amelia Island, is con-
sidering converting both lots to park-
land. The meeting was held to get input
S on the type of parks citizens would want
- or if parks were wanted at all.
"Parks and recreation are not simply
luxuries or something that's nice- to
have," said County Commissioner Mike
Boyle, Who chaired the meeting. "The
capital improvement plan requires us to
have a certain amount of acreage devot-
ed to this."
Nassau Lakes residents said they
liked the idea of a park, but didn't want
anything too elaborate. "Something I
would not want to see is baseball dia-
monds or tennis courts, or something
that would require a lot of lighting,"
resident Larry Turner said. "... I'd like
to see the thing left as an ecological
park like (John Muir Park in Yulee). I
know the (county) is facing a lot of eco-
nomic issues. I think they could make
something nice here withot spending
a -lot on inra-tructur, "
"I think it's nice that it gets devel-
oped and we get something nice for
families," said Richard Seymour. "There
are a lot of moms with young children
there, and I'd like to see a little play-
ground for them. My concern would
be safety and security."
"We'd like to maintain (the natural
setting), but we wouldn't be opposed to
a playground, some trails, a barbecue
area," said Stan Stapleton, president of
the Reserve at Nassau 'Lakes
Homeowners Association. "... We're just
looking for something that would main-
tain or increase the property value of
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It's the time of year for beautiful sunsets anywhere along the Amelia River bordering Amelia Island.
This,beautiful "miracle ending" to the day was captured by local photographer Ted Griffin near the
boat ramp on the north end of the island.

City backs 14th Street aging site

News Leader
Fernandina Beach Commission-
ers voted 4-1 Tuesday to support ren-
ovating a county-owned property on
14th Street for a new Nassau County
Council on Aging facility.,
Commissioner Ron Sapp voted
against the motion, arguing the coun-
ty should do the work on its own
building, as it already gets 28 per-
cent of its funding from city taxpay-
The Council on Aging mustvacate
its current location, owned by Baptist
Medical Center Nassau, by 2011. The
14th Street site, the former

Humphrey's Memorial Hospital and
county annex, has long been consid-
ered ideal for the council, but plans
have been waylaid by environmen-
tal problems and the cost of demoli-
tion and cleanup.
The county recently agreed to pay
up to $12,000 for a Phase II environ-
mental study on the property.
Tuesday's motion affirmed the
city would pay the county in three
increments in exchange for the exe-
cution of a deed restricting the 14th
Street property for public use.-
Susan Parry, who represented the
council at the meeting, told commis-
sioners that she hoped to get sup-
port from the city because a $500,000

-Late giant for the ftacility w,3v at L[Ake..
A response, including a lease for the
property, is needed by Dec. 19 so
that the state Department of Elder
Affairs can be assured the project is
moving forward.
City Commissioner Eric Childers,
who has been liaison between the
city and county on the matter, argued'
the city should put up some funds
for the project in order to keep rela-
tions with the county on a positive
But Sapp, who said he was in favor
of the council using the 14th Street
site, argued that the city should not
AGING Continued on 3A


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Fernandina Beach Commissioners
agreed unanimously Tuesday to pur-
chase six more city trucks - the second
in a series of vehicle purchases that
ultimately will cost nearly half a million
The latest vehicle
replacement pur-
chase comprises six
2008-9 Chevrolet and
Ford trucks for the F
utility department at
a total cost of
$122,628. The new
trucks were pur- Czymbor
chased at Classic
Chevrolet Company
of Altamonte Springs.
The new trucks will replace a 1997
Ford service trucks a 2001 Ford F-150;
a 1999 Dodge- Ram 2500; a 1997 Ford
F-350 service truck; a 1998 Ford Ran-
ger; and a 2000 Dodge service truck.
The city commission agreed last
month to purchase seven new vehi-
cles, five for the police, one for parks
and recreation and a 2009 four-wheel-
drive Ford Escape to replace City
Manager Michael Czymbor's vehicle,
a 2006 model with 23,000 miles on it.
Two more groups of vehicle pur-
chases have yetto go before city com-
missioners for approval. According to
a memo from Maintenance Supervisor
Jeremiah Glisson to Czymbor, the 2008-
9 commission-approved budget for all
four groups of new city vehicles -is
CARS Continued on 3A

Parade participants coming
ANGELA DAUGHTRY According to, parade coordinator after she moved back to the area. of M
News Leader Sandy Price, the new parade is The theme this year is "Christmas agaii
designedto dovetail into the Southside in Toyland," sponsored by Americas 10. E
There will be two downtown parade, which starts at 6 p.m. and ends Youth, Inc. Grand marshals are Mary south
Christmas parades on the same night around 7:30 p.m. The boat parade will Mercer and Herman Springs, with spe- P
this year. start about 8 p.m.: cial appearances by Santa and Mrs. parti
The annual Southside -Price said she has been working Claus. long
Neighborhood Lighted Christmas with Vernetta Spaulding, president of The parade route begins at South also
Parade will be followed by the first the Southside Neighborhood 11th and Ash streets, travels west chan
Fernandina Harbor Holiday Lighted Association, to make sure there are on Ash to South Second Street, north itore
Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 13. no problems with timing, to Centre Street, east on Centre to I be d
'The boat parade route is along the The Southside neighborhood South llth Street, ending at Central with
Amelia River for spectator viewing on parade was started six years ago by Park. P
the downtown waterfront boardwalk. Vernetta's sister, Louryne Spaulding, The boat parade route starts south have

by lane
arker 12 on the river and proceeds
nst the current to north of Marker
Boats will then turn and circle back
rice said all boats are welcome to
cipate in the lighted boat parade as
.as they have power. Boats must
have a working marine radio with
nels 16 and 72 so they can be mon-
d during the parade. Boats should
decorated on the starboard side
a holiday theme.
rice anticipated the parade will
up to 40 boats.

(and sea
According to Price, Brett's
Waterway Caf6 on the downtown
waterfront will offer free hot choco-
late and cider to parade-goers while
supplies last.
The Fernandina Harbor Marina is
also offering a weekend boaters' special
Dec. 13-14. Boaters who stay one night
can get the second night free by calling
the dock office at 491-2090.
The event is hosted by the
Fernandina Business Association. For
PARADE Continued.on 3A

Kelsey Morgan blows out the candle on her birthday cake. Instead of
gifts, party guests donated to charities at Kelsey's request.

A'Sweet 16' for charity

Community Newspapers

Typically when a teen plans her
"Sweet 16" party, all thoughts turn to
friends, fashion and how many gifts
she expects to receive. Hilliard resi-
dent Kelsey Morgan, who turned 16
Nov. 19, had another idea.
She turned her milestone "Classy in
Pink" themed birthday party into a
charity fundraiser for cancer and heart-
related illnesses. The party was held at
the Chem ,Cell Club in Fernandina
Beach, with approximately 200 guests
The teenager was motivated to
allow her birthday celebration to ben-
efit others out of love for her great-

grandmother Julia Deen. who suc-
cumbed to both lung and brain cancer
five years ago: .
More tragedies followed, com-
pelling the teen to give back even
more. In February, her grandfather,
Danny Morgan, suffered a heart attack
and her grandmother, Claudia
Morgan, was diagnosed with vaginal
The teen asked party guests to
donate either to the American Cancer
Society, American Heart Association,
Inc. or the First Coast Cancer
A sophomore atYulee High School,
Kelsey attends honors classes. She
lives with her mother, Kimberly
Vennard, and spends time at her grand-

parents' house in Yulee. ler dad,
Kevin Morgan, lives in the same neigh-
borhood as her grandparents.
"I always teach her to love and
respect others. She takes a lot of pride
in everything," her mother said. "She's
a good girl. She's your typical teenag-
er, but she (also) tries to make every-
one happy."
Her grandmother said, "It's real
heartwarming to know a 16-year-old
can be so. loving, supportive, helpful
and a good Christian."
"We're told we can't make a dif-
ference but we can. Doing something
as simple as picking up somebody's
book in the hallway at school can
brighten someone's day," Kelsey said.


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FRIDAY, December 5.2008 NEWS News-Leader


A new retail building was
slated for construction at the
corner of Atlantic Avenue
and Fifth Street.
December 4, 1958


An Orlando woman was
held on murder charges at
the Nassau County Jail in the

death of a Miami woman she
met at Fort Clinch State
December 7, 1983

The county commission
decided to negotiate a settle-
ment with Clark Hoshall,
who sued the county for not
making its buildings accessi-
ble to the disabled.
December 9, 1998

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Five ways to fight flu and boost immunity

With dold and flu season
just around the corner, many
invest significant time and
dollars into taking measures
to boost their immune sys-
tems and protect their health
through the winter.
Ironically, despite all these
precautions, it's not uncom-
mon for them to get sick any-
way. However, Debra Lynn
Dadd, one of the world's lead-
ing experts on chemical toxic-
ity and author of Home
SafeHome, says cold and flu
season may be intensified by
exposure to toxic chemicals
in our everyday lives. And
even worse, these chemicals
may actually cause cold and
flu-like systems.
A healthy immune system
recognizes foreign invaders
like viruses and bacteria and
fights them off. Unfortu-nate-
ly, our bodies are bombarded
with toxic chemicals on a
daily basis that leave our
immune system compro-
mised and vulnerable to infec-

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and pollu-
tants of all
kinds are
found in
most con-

summer products, and our
exposure to them can severe-
ly damage our immune sys-
tems. According to Dadd,
there are so many toxic
chemicals that can weaken
the immune system that
they're given a special name,
On the other hand, some-
times what may seem like a
cold or flu may actually be
chemical poisoning. For
example, during the winter,
many people turn on their gas
heat. Exposure to combustion
by-products from burning gas
can result in flu symptoms,
says Dadcd, symptoms not
relieved by taking cold or flu
In order to boost your

immune system and to pro-
tect your health all winter,
Dadd recommends five sim-
ple things you can do to elimi-
nate immunotoxicants from
your home:
1. Open a window: While
the tendency is to keep the
windows closed during the
winter due to the cold, it's a
good idea to open one every
now and then to let any toxic
fumes from heaters out and
fresh air in.
2. Avoid disinfectants: It's
natural to reach for a can of
aerosol disinfectant and spray
it everywhere to protect
against colds and flu. But dis-
infectants contain many
immunotoxicants. These toxic
chemicals reduce the body's
ability to fight off infection
from the germs they're
killing. Better to strengthen
the immune system and kill
germs with hot water or tea
tree oil.
3. Eliminate nonstick cook-
ware: A study from the

Environmental Working
Group through West Virginia
University found that subjects
with a higher level in their
blood of a chemical found in
Teflon had lower levels of a
key protein that helps keep
the immune system strong.
For better health, try cast
iron, clay, porcelain enamel,
glass or one of the new
PFOA-free "green pans."
, 4. Remove permanent
markers: These contain many
immunotoxicants. Choose
water-based markers instead.
5. Sleep on untreated cot-
ton or linen sheets: All poly-
ester/cotton and permanent-
press cotton sheets are
treated with a formaldehyde
finish that can't be removed
and that can cause runny
noses, itchy eyes and other
cold or flu-like symptoms.
To learn more about pro-
tecting yourself and family
from immunotoxicants, visit
Debra Lynn Dadd's website
at www.dldl23.com/colds-flu.



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The U.S. Census Bureau is now hiring cen-:
sus takers, crew leaders and clerks. Tests will
be held at WorkSource in Yulee today at noon
and Dec. 10 and 17 at 9:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. No "
appointment necessary. Bring two forms of ID
such as a passport or driver's license and
Social Security card. Plan on one to 11/2
hours for testing and completion of forms. For
additional information call 1-866-861-2010 or
visit www.census.gov.
Post groundbreaking
Today at 1 p.m., the Theodore H.
Hernandez American Legion Post 54, will
break ground for a new building at Third and
Gum streets. The public is invited to attend ..
Followingthe ceremony at 3 p.m., U.S.
Navy Chief Petty.Officer George Villaronga,'
will re-enlist in the U.S. Navy at the current
home of American Legion Post 54, 11th Street
and Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach.
Villaronga is'a member of the American Legion
and the Legion Riders who has 15 years of
service in the U.S. Navy and is assigned to the
USS Rhode Island at Kings Bay.
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Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m.

The Blood Alliance will host a blood drive
on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Winmn Dixie,
S* Kmart and Publix in Fernandina Beach. A
blood drive will be held at the Chick-fil-A in
Yulee on Dec. 26 froomll a.m.-2,p.m.
S n courses
Gary Belson will hold basic with defensive
tactics gun courses on Dec. 6 and 20 at the
Range and Educational Training Center in
Nassau County. For more information, contact
S" Belson at 491-8358, 476-2037 or gbelson@bell-
south.net. Visit www.BelsonGroup.com.
SDog parkpreview
* " Dog lovers are invited to an open house at
the Nassau Humane Society Dog Park from 1-4
.- - p.m. on Dec. 7, 14 and 21. Owners may tour the
* - park and discuss the various membership
* - opportunities. (Dogs must be members to
enter the park.) The park is located beside the
NHS Shelter directly across the street from the
Fernandina Beach airport. Call 321-1647.

American Legion
The American Legion Post 54 American
Legion Riders will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the'
log cabin, 11th Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Stroke screening
Residents can be screened for their risk of
stroke at 9 a.m. Dec. 13 at New Life Baptist
Church, 464069 State Road 200 in Yulee. A

Go Red For Women is call-
ing on real women from the
First Coast to share their heart
health stories. By participating,
six women will become the offi-
cial "Heart of Go Red" and rep-
resent the movement in 2009,
including the opportunity to
appear in the advertising cam-
Winners will also receive
"Go Red" Jewelry, gift certifi-

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complete vascular screening package now
includes a new heart rhythm screening, check-
ing for irregular heartbeat, which is a major
risk factor for stroke.
Call Lifeline Screening at 1-800-237-1287 or
visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registra-
"tibn is required.
The Stroke Support Group will meet Dec.
17 at 10 a.m. at Savannah Grand Assisted
Living Residence, 1900 Amelia Trace Court,
Fernandina Beach. Following the meeting the
gr6up will meet for lunch at Shoney's (lunches
paid for individually). For more information
call Savannah Grand at 321-0898.
Homeless coalition
, Membership meeting of the Coalition for
the Homeless of Nassau County will be held on
Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m, at the Peck Center in
Fernandina. Anyone requesting information
about the coalition or about this meeting can
call Tom Washburn at 491-1753.
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.Contact Meg
McAlpine, University of Florida Nassau County
Extension Service, at 548-1116. Appointments
p,aeav lable through Dec.,18.. :
Q t smoking classes
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 run through
Dec. 22 from noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday evening
classes run through Dec. 23 fgom 6-7:30 p.m.
Classes are held in lunchroom 1 at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau, 1250 South 18th St To
register call Jennifer at 548-1867 or e-mail jen-
Talent contest
The Nassau County NAACP Youth Council'
Talent Contest will be held Dec. 29 at 6 p.m. at
the Peck Center Auditorium and is open to
everyone. The event is divided into two cate-
gories, the Junior Division, age 12 and under,
and the Senior Division, age 13-19. Entry fee is
$5 for individuals and $10 for groups of two or
more. Entry deadline is Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.
. For information or entry application, con-
tact Vernetta Spaulding, youth advisor, at (904)
583-1569 or e-mail vernettal21@bellsouth.net,
or Maybelle Kirkland Brown, co-advisor, at

cates, star treatment at the 2009
luncheon and an opportunity
for submission to the National
Go Red For Women Casting
Submissions will be accept-
ed through Jan. 31. Participants
should send a biography includ-
ing their heart story and their
image demonstrating their
favorite way to "Go Red" to the
local American Heart Associa-

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Something for everyone
No admission charge,
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tion office at 5851 St. Augustine
Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207 or
by e-mail to kristy.mcglashan
@heartorg. Call (904) 739-0197.
Winners will be announced
Feb. 5 at Underwood Jewelers
of Avondale -
The Go Red For Women
movement believes that by.
beginning this dialogue, women
can build awareness of this
often preventable (but preva-
lent) disease and keep thou
sands of women from dying of
heart disease each year.
Alarming heart health sta-
tistics include:
* One in three women has
some form of cardiovascular
* Cardiovascular disease
kills approximately 460,000
women per year.
* 43 million American
women are living with cardio-
vascular disease.
The "Untold Stories of the
Heart" will air on NBC Dec. 14
at noon. The Go Red For
Women movement is nationally
sponsored by Macy's and
Merck & Co., Inc. and locally
sponsored by The Daily
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Raymond Joseph
Raymond Joseph
MacQueen, 54, passed away
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2008 follow-'
ing a courageous battle with
cancer. He.was born Jan. 11,
1954 in Amityville, N.Y. .
Ray enjoyed many pas-
sions in life including music,
travel, food, running on the
beach, landscaping and gar-
dening and spending quality
time with family and friends.
He never met a stranger.
Relocating from St.
Petersburg to Amelia Island
in 1995, Ray enjoyed his
career in public education
teaching students and his
service to patrons at 1878
Steakhouse and The
Verandah at Amelia Island
Plantation until his health
declined in March 2008.
Ray .graduated from
Sachem High School,-New
York in 1972; Georgia
Southern College with a
Bachelor's Degree in Speech
in 1976 and from UNF with a
Master of Education in
Educational Leadership in
Preceded in death by his
father, Raymond George
MacQueen, and sister-in-law,
Lori M. MacQueen, he is sur-
vived by his loving wife, Pam,
only child, Katie, mother,
Rose, brother Nick, nephew
and Godson, Nick and his
family, Jeanine, Nicholas,
Dana, Anna and Steven. He
leaves behind many in-laws,
aunts, uncles, cousins and a
multitude of close friends and
A memorial service to cel-
ebrate his life was held
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at 4
p.m. at Amelia Baptist
Anyone wishing to honor
his memory, please consider
Northeast Florida
Community Hospice or
Amelia Baptist Church.


St. Peter's Episcopal
Church will hold a candle-
' light memorial service
sponsored by the Bereaved
Parents Support Group hon-
oring our children at 5 p.m.
on Dec. 7. Call Penny Kelley
at 261-8632 or e-mail fran-
soso@comcast. net for more
A Bereavement Support
Group meets on the second
Thursday of each month
from 5-6:30 p.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
corner of Eighth Street and
Atlantic Avenue. The next
meeting is Dec. 11. Please
call Kathy Washburn, 491-
1753,:for'further informa-

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PARKS Continued from 1A
our homes."
"What I'm hearing is you
don't want soccer fields or
baseball diamonds or basket-
ball hoops," Boyle said.
"Maybe some playground
equipment, but you don't want
it clear-cut - and I can promise
you that will not happen. And I
don't make promises in front of
this many people unless I
intend to keep them."
The proposed Orange
Street park proved more con-
troversial. "That lot is very iso-
lated," said Fernandina Beach
resident Elizabeth Layman. "I
don't know if the county is
required to provide bathroom
facilities, but as both my hus-
band and I are retired law
enforcement officers, I can tell
you that when you have an iso-
lated area with bathroom facil-
ities, you're just asking for trou-
ble, particularly in a heavily
wooded area."
However, some felt the park
could help relieve foot traffic on
nearby Scott Road, which they
said was too busy for pedestri-
ans. "What matters is being
able to walk your dog safely,
to be able to take a walk or
push a baby carriage," said
Marcia Psiaki, who provided a
petition signed by supporters
of the park. "People would love
that, and they don't want to do
it on Scott Road. The Scott
Road traffic is very bad. It's a
narrow street., It's a pretty
street, but it's not a safe street
to walk on or bicycle."
Other residents said they
liked the idea of a park, but
wanted the site to maintain its
natural character.

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However, Orange Street
resident Kathy Reed feared
that any attempt to make the
site a park would destroy that
natural character. She also dis-
missed the idea of walking
trails to relieve pedestrian traf-
fic on Scott Road. "There are
very few houses on Scott Road.
Those houses are in subdivi-
sions off Scott Road," she said.
'They have their own roads.
They don't have to walk on
Scott Road."
"We're not trying to ruin
the habitat," Boyle said. "We're
just trying to make it available
to people who care about it and
aren't fortunate enough to live
on the perimeter."
Boyle said the meeting was
only preliminary - no final deci-
sion has been made on
whether to convert the prop-
erties to parks. '"We'll take the
input that they've given us and
try to come up with a concep-
tual design that hopefully
meets their desires, and then
we'll have another meeting to
put it out in front of them," he
said. "If we get support and
buy-in from the community,
then the challenge will be to
find the funding for it in these
bleak economic times."
If the desire to proceed with
the parks was there, Boyle felt
the money could probably be
found. "We have a parks and
recreation budget, and we have
a capital improvement plan
hat's finally funded," he said. "I
don't anticipate that either proj-
ect will be very costly, because
the land acquisition has already
been made and we're not talk-
ing about putting in athletic
fields or bathroom facilities."

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give the county any money for
the cleanup. He noted the city
will contribute $140,000 of the
$500,000 to construct the
Council on Aging building.
"I couldn't agree with you
more that the county thinks
the city of Fernandina Beach
can take care of itself,"
Childers told Sapp. "I don't
have your level of expertise
with this (but) if we move for-
ward with this, we can use it as
leverage. To build a fortress
mentality would be destruc-
"It's $64 a (city) house-
hold to get the Council on
Aging downtown," Childers
added. "I think we need to con-
tinue this from the amount
spent now up to $210,000.... If
we extend the olive branch
first, we have an opportunity to
create some equity in the
Parry said the commitment
needed from the city was not
based on a dollar amount.
'The main thing (the
Department of Elder Affairs
Wants) is that we have secured
the piece of property," said
Parry, "so that I,can say we
are moving forward... some-
thing concrete' sqo'tt (County.
Attorney) Hallman ,will write
the lease agreement."
Commis�ipner Susan
Steger said' she had spoken
with county commissioners
but still felt the city was not
responsible for cleanup of the
property. She conceded, how-
ever, that the property was in
an ideal central location.
Steger added, however, that
she would like to seethe city
provide the county some
money to make sure the prop-
erty "would always be avail-
able for the public good."
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the budget right now," she


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said, but noted that the city
could give the county money
in three installments.
"If we did nothing," said
Steger, "it is possible we will
not have the Council on Aging
in our community."
'To me, it's a no-brainer,"
said Sapp. "It's (the- county's)
building on their property. ...
That annex should have been
torn down years ago but the
county didn't do anything."
"I commend the Council on
Aging," said Sapp, "but the
issue of double taxation - to
me, I'm sorry, but I can't get
past that issue."
All commissioners, howev-
er, agreed that the property
was an ideal spot for the
organization. Parry noted
that that majority of people
served by the Council on
Aging are in Fernandina
Beach. The present facility,
she said, is in a neighborhood
environment, "and that's
what we'd like to maintain,"
she said. *
"The only problem I have
with Commissioner Sapp's
arguments is that they make
sense," said Vice Mayor Ken
Walker. "As much as I want to
agree with Commissioner
Sapp, I just don't think it's
appropriate for us."
The motion agreed on by
city commissioners allows for-
the city to pay the county
$25,000 by the end of '2009,
$50,000 by the end of 2010 and
'$75,000 by the end of 2011.
City Manager Michael
Czymbor said the money could
come from a budget amend-
ment, a $500,000. contingency
fund or from the city's general
The county-funded Phase
II assessment on the site will
measure contaminants and
help define the cost and extent
of possible future cleanup.

'(This is) a wonderful plan....
I'm glad you're being careful
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"The last time we (approved
a vehicle purchase) we received
a lot of flak about it," said
Commissioner Ron Sapp on
Tuesday. "People ask why is the
city continuing to spend money
on vehicles."
Czymbor explained that
older vehicles cost more money
to maintain once they've out-
lived their usefulness.
Glisson, who has been
working on the vehicle replace-
ment program with Czymbor,
said he had met with each city
department head at the begin-
ning of the budget process-to
determine their vehicle needs.
He said the vehicle program
did take the recession into
consideration, and the result
was a "substantial reduction (in
price) compared to three years
Glisson said the vehicle use
policy and rotation plan was cre-
ated several years ago for the
purpose of rotating city vehi-
cles efficiently. Vehicles are
evaluated so they are not
replaced too soon or too late,
he said. Cars that are still in
good shape, such as Czymbor's
former vehicle, go into a loaner
pool that is used by city employ-
ees for trips to seminars and
Once vehicles reach a cer-
tain point, they are put up for
sale on eBay.
Resident Lynn Williams had
praise for the efficiency of the

fleet management program, but
said it would be better if the city
postponed the purchases in the
event that city tax revenues are
lower than expected.
"The price of cars is going to
go down, inescapably," said
Williams. 'To delay until April
or May would be prudent to get
less expensive cars."
Glisson'noted, however, that
the prices paid by the city would
not get any better by that time.
"All of that has beenlaken
into consideration," said
, Glisson.
Glisson said after the meet-
ing that the Florida Sheriff's
Association goes to car dealer-
ships throughout the state and
makes up a bid list of vehicles.'
Municipalities can then pick
and choose from the list for the
vehicles- they need, said
Glisson, at very .low prices.
Although the city would like to
buy locally, said Glisson, deal-
erships on the bid list are often
"willing to sell vehicles almost at
a loss."
Commissioner Susan Steger
complimented city staff and the
city manager for "having a won-
derful plan."
"I'm glad you're being care-
ful about our taxpayers' money,"
she added.
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2 hospitalized after stabbing
SHANNON MALCOM 23-year-old Derek Teague was and Cowin. Teague grabbed a involved life-threatening
News-Leader involved in a domestic dispute knife and stabbed Cowin sev- injuries.

Two Yulee men were hospi-
talized Wednesday with life-
threatening injuries after a phys-
ical altercation at a Susi Lane
home in Goodbread Trailer
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According to a police report,

Local man
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Police have arrested a 20-
year-old Fernandina Beach man
for one of three recent armed
robberies within the city limits;
the suspect, Steven Christopher
Petro, will also be charged with
a similar armed robbery in
Petro was arrested
Wednesday for armed robbery,
false imprisonment and aggra-
vated assault with a firearm.

with a 39-year-old female who
lived at 76040 Susi Lane when
another resident of the home,
Carl Joseph Cowin, 29, asked
Teague to leave.
Teague did not leave and wit-
nesses said a "physical alterca-
tion ensued" between Teague

eral times, reportedly slashing
his throat.
Cowin then "brandished his
pocket knife" and cut Teague.
Teague and Cowin were
taken to Shands Jacksonville.
Nassau County Fire Chief
Chuck Cooper said the incident

Conditions for Teague and
Cowin were not available at
Snands, but Nassau County
Sheriff's Assistant Chief Hank
Martinez said Thursday morn-
ing that both men were still alive
and no arrests had yet been

arrested for armed robbery
, . According to ing a weapon when he convenience store on Atlantic
- Fernandina approached the woman. He Avenue - but the possibility of
Beach Police demanded money and, when his involvement in those inci-
. i . . .: Chief Jim she told him she didn't have dents "has not been ruled out."
Hurley, Petro any, he ordered her to get Hurley said other possible
. - * confessed to inside her vehicle while he suspects,were seen just prior
. . . - the Nov. 20 looked around the car for to the robbery of the woman.
: '.* , robbery of a "items of value." The suspect on Centre Street, so detectives
Petro Fernandina didn't take anything and left the are investigating the possibility
Beach woman scene on foot, leaving the victim that there may have been other
behind a unharmed. people involved in the crimes.
Centre Street business just According to a written state- "The Fernandina Beach
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According to police, Petro .also confessed to a recent rob- Nassau County Sheriff's Office
was wearing a mask and hold- bery in Yulee. Nassau County continue to work together to
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves was resolve several unsolved rob-
not available for comment. bery incidents while also focus-
Hurley said Petro did not ing on, additional suspects,"
F S0 . 0% . confess to two other recent rob- Hurley said in his written state-
beries - one of a man and ment.
. woman in-the parking lot of the Petro is in custody at the
Fernandina Beach Winn-Dixie Nassau County Jail; he is being
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after becoming the subjects of
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alleged inappropriate sexual
behavior could lose their law
enforcement certification,
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Sheriff Tommy Seagraves.
The Nassau County
Sheriff's Office is down three
employees since the arrest and
termination of Dispatch Super-
visor Melissa Sharkey earlier
this week and the resignations
of Deputy Rick Baldwin and
Detention Deputy Scotty
Sharkey, 28, faces a criminal
charge of grand theft for
reportedly falsifying her time
cards, to the tune of about
$1,800 in hourly wages she did
not earn over the course of a
"During this investigation, it
was alleged that Sharkey was
possibly falsifying her time
sheets and showing time
worked that she had not actu-
ally worked," Sgt. C.A.
Osborne wrote in his report.
"Evidence produced from time
sheets and ... logs over the last
year support this allegation as
true ... I was able to locate at
least 42 discrepancies from
Sept. 11, 2007 through Nov. 1,
Sharkey and Baldwin are
accused of having sex in his
patrol vehicle behind the
Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles on A1A on
Oct. 16.
From Dover, Sharkey
reportedly received a picture
on her cell phone of his geni-

tals. Seagraves said Baldwin
resigned just before the inter-
nal investigation into the alle-
gations began. He said he
asked Dover to write a letter
of resignation after he con-
fronted him about the picture,
in which he was reportedly
wearing his uniform.
In addition to sex in a patrol
vehicle with a married deputy
and tampering with her time
cards, coworkers told the
detective looking into the case
that Sharkey had repeatedly
threatened and mistreated a
coworker she thought might
have a romantic relationship
*with Baldwin.
Dispatchers who worked
under Sharkey said she would
refuse to answer the cowork-
er's questions, would deny her
lunch breaks, threaten' her with
violence and that she put Visine.
into a beer the woman was
drinking when they were at a
club together in an attempt to
make her sick.
In addition to losing her
job just a couple of months
after she was promoted to a
supervisor position, Sharkey
faces a criminal charge of
grand theft.
Dover and Baldwin also
are both out of a job, and
Seagraves said the Florida
Department of Law Enforce-
ment investigation will deter-
mine whether the men will also
lose their law enforcement cer-
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these guys," Seagraves said of
Dover, Baldwin and Sharkey.
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Sharkey was released from the
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Hearing set on 5-year

plan for local roads

LAKE CITY - A reduced
budget has challenged the
Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) to
come up with a slate of projects
that can be accomplished
over the next five years.
These projects will be pre-
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Lake City and Suwannee.
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5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16 at
the FDOT Training Center,
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on the adjusted fuel charges,
the total monthly electric bill
for residential customers using
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the current charge of $111.12 to'
$109.55 due to reduced fuel
The charges will go into
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January billing cycle.
FPL had originally asked for
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The fuel adjustment charges
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fuel and purchased power as

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Saturday, december 13, 2008
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Future of GOP
State Rep. Janet Adkins
has announced a special
post-election recap forum
with Republican Party State
Chairman Jim .Greer is
scheduled at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday at Amelia Island
Plantation Racquet Park.
The event is open to the
public and will allow local cit-
izens an opportunity to dis-
cuss the election and pro-
vide input regarding the
direction of the Republican
Party of Florida.
For more information or
to RSVP contact Amanda
Young at amanda@janetad-
kins.com or 261-2213..
Recycling is topic
Recycling will be the
topic for the Amelia Island
Association meeting at 7
p.m. Wednesday at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Station community room on
Lime Street..
Todd Duncan and Jane
Scanlan, co-chairs of the
Nassau County Solid Waste
Task Force,'will be the
The Nassau County
Board of County
Commissioners will be mak-
ing a decision that affects
trash pick-up and recycling
this month when it establish-
es franchise agreements
with trash haulers.
The Florida Legislature

has passed a goal to have 75
percent of all state trash
recycled by 2020. Nassau
County is currently at about
15 percent and the state
average is about 25 percent.
Republicans to meet
The Republican Party of
Nassau County Executive
Committee is scheduled to
hold its monthly meeting at
7 p.m.Thursday at the
County Office Building on
Pages Dairy Road. Election
of 2009-10 officers will be
All Republican are invited
to attend. Registered
Republicans who wish to be
a member of the executive
committee should attend.
For information visit
Democratic Club
The Democratic Club of
Amelia Island has scheduled
its holiday party for 6:30
p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at St.
Peter's Parish Hall,
Fernandina Beach.
Food will be by Sonny's.
Tickets are $30 (with a
reservation), $10 (Young
Democrats) or $35 (at the
door without reservation).
Call Maggie Carlson at 277-
5608 or email jandmcarl-
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Those attending are
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Rep. Adkins to host

economic discussions

Newly elected Republican
State Rep. Janet Adkins will
hold an economic roundtable
discussion at 9 a.m. Tuesday
at the Amelia Island-
Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce. She
will host a West Side round-
table at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at
the Meeting Place in Hilliard.
Adkins and county busi-
ness leaders will discuss
issues affecting the business
Information from these dis-
cussions will assist in deter-
mining the needs of Nassau
County and establish a basis

for creating solutions for small
businesses locally, Adkins said
in a press release.
"I am concerned for the
small business in Nassau
County and the effect the cur-
rent economic situation is hav-
ing on them," she said.
"Improving the confidence of
our small business owners
must be our top priority. It will
be small businesses that get
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After 22 years and 25 days of
peace our safe haven in the
United States was rocked on
Dec. 7, 1941, when war came to
our homeland on the shores of
For the first time in over two
decades Americans would once
again feel the devastation
caused by war and it would be
the last moments of peace the
U.S. would know for the next
three years, eight months and
seven days.
The Honolulu Star splashed
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Oahu Bombed by Japanese
Planes" across the front page.
Similar headlines appeared in
hometown newspapers and our
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geous would again answer the
call to arm and fight for liberty
and justice.
"Infamy." The dictionary
defines it as public reproach or
strong condemnation as the
result of a shameful, criminal
or outrageous act.
President Franklin D.
Roosevelt. appeared before
Congress on Dec. 8, 1941, giv-
ing his renowned "Day of
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7th, 1941-a
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was sudden-
ly and delib-
attacked by
naval, and
air forces of

the Empire of Japan. The
United States was at peace with
that nation ... the distance of
Hawaii from Japan makes it
obvious that the attack was
deliberately planned many days
or even weeks ago. During the
intervening time the Japanese
government has deliberately
sought to deceive the United
States by false statements and
expressions of hope for contin-
ued peace. ... The attack yes-
terday on the Hawaiian Islands
has caused severe damage to
American naval and military
forces ... many American lives

have been lost ... American
ships have been reported tor-
pedoed on the high seas
between San Francisco and
Honolulu ... the Japanese
Government also launched an
attack against Malaya ... Hong
Kong ... Guam ... Philippine
Islands ... Wake Island and ...
Midway Island...."
His speech lasted only six
and half minutes, was purpose-
ly framed around the perceived
low moral character of the
Japanese government and aptly
supported the president's
theme, "a date which will live in
infamy." It was broadcast live
by radio and attracted the
largest audience in U.S. radio
history; 81 percent of American
homes tuned in to hear. Thirty-
three minutes after he finished
speaking, Congress declared
war on Japan. Within hours,
recruiting stations were
jammed with a surge of volun-
teers, requiring centers to be
manned 24 hours a day to deal
with new enlistees.
In the years leading up to
the Pearl Harbor attack, the
Japanese Empire sought con-
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Southeast Asia in an attempt to
secure badly needed oil and
other raw materials. In the
1930s, the Japanese seized
Manchuria, a northern
province of China, and invad-
ed French Indochina.
In 1940 Roosevelt trans-
ferred the Navy's fleet to Hawaii
hoping to deter Japanese
aggression. In July 1941 the
Western powers effectively halt-
ed trade with Japan. From then
on a desperate Japan still
schemed to capture mineral-
rich East Indies and Southeast
Asia. A Pacific war was
assumed virtually inevitable;
however because of the naval
fleet in Pearl the prospect Japan
would attack east was not con-
sidered a strategic probability.
7:02 a.m. On the northeast
coast of Oahu, two army pri-
vates finishing up duty at a
mobile training radar station
saw a huge "blip" on their radar
screen appearing 130 miles out
to sea. They recognized it as a
large group of aircraft closing in
fast on Oahu! When they
phoned the air-warning center
in Honolulu, the lieutenant on
duty dismissed their worries,
saying it was a squadron of
American B-17 bombers return-
ing from the mainland.
7:30 a.m. A messenger races
towards Pearl Harbor's military
headquarters carrying a satchel
with a crucial message from
Washington, warning of a pos-
sible attack.
7:53 a.m. The first Japanese
bombs fall on Pearl Harbor.
7:58 a.m. From Ford Island
on Oahu, this message was
,relayed to Mare Island Naval
Station, San Francisco Bay,

The USS Nevada burns after the attack on Pearl Harbor
67 years ago.

Tora, Tora, Tora! (Tiger,
Tiger, Tiger!) was the battle cry
transmitted by the Japanese
Flight Commander back to his
command indicating they had
caught the American forces
totally by surprise.
The strike was intended to
neutralize the U.S. Pacific Fleet
and protect Japan's advances
into Malaya and the Dutch East
Indies, increasing their south-
ern expansion.
For the next five months
until the Battle of the Coral Sea
in early May and the Battle of
Midway in early June 1942,
Japan succeeded in their offen-
sive moves with little opposi-
tion from Allies Forces.
Before dawn on Dec. 7,
1941, the American Strategic
Fleet in the Pacific consisted of
seven battleships moored along
Battleship Row: USS California,
USS Maryland, USS Oklahoma,
USS Tennessee, USS West
Virginia, USS Arizona and USS
Nevada. The Fleet flagship,
USS Pennsylvania was in dry-

dock at the nearby Navy Yard
while three fleet aircraft carri-
ers, USS Lexington, USS
Enterprise and USS Saratoga,
escaped damaged since they
were not in port.
Ninety minutes after the
attack began, it was clear the
Japanese had delivered a
tremendous blow to the United
Five battleships were sunk
or sinking, three destroyers
damaged, a minelayer and tar-
get ship capsized, two cruisers
were badly damaged and
many other ships needed
repairs. Hawaii-based Navy and
Army aviation lost 188 aircraft,
damaged 159 more and lost the
lives of 2,402 military and civil-
ians, with an additional 1,282
Fortunately, Pearl Harbor's-
industrial and logistics capabil-
ities were essentially intact,
leaving the power station, ship-
yard, maintenance-fuel-torpedo
storage facilities, the subma-
rine piers and headquarters
building undamaged.
,Gallantry in Hawaii was
widespread. Fourteen officers
and sailors were awarded
the Medal of Honor and the
Pearl Harbor Commemorative
Medal was later authorized for
all military veterans of the
So on this day, 67 years later,
let's bow our heads and say a
prayer for those who so valiant-
ly fought in the name of
American justice. For informa-
tion on Pearl Harbor and its war
memorial go to www.pearlhar-
Debbie Walsh is a 22-year vet-
eran and retired SeniorMaster
5,'~. ,,.an'' i;. -irForce. She is
a L; . Ikr mb'r of American
Legion Post 54, Fernandina
Beach. whitelabaron@yahoo.com


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Preserve Endangered Species Act

President-Elect Obama and the new
Congress no doubt will have a long list
of failed Bush administration actions
and policies to reverse upon entering
office. We hope this list will include last-
minute efforts by the administration to rewrite
and severely undermine the rules governing
protection of endangered species under the
Endangered Species Act.
In its final months, the Bush administration
has proposed sweeping, 11th-hour changes to
the regulations implementing the Endangered
Species Act that will gut important protections.
The first of these changes would eliminate sci-
entific review of thousands of habitat-destroy-
ing, federally approved.projects such as roads,
mines, dams and timber sales by allowing fed-
eral agencies themselves to determine
whether their projects will adversely affect
endangered species.
Currently, expert scientists with the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine
Fisheries Service make these determinations,
providing an essential stopgap to agencies that
often have a vested interest in seeing their
projects move forward, regardless of the
impacts. Under the proposed regulations,
agencies like the Minerals Management
Service - which recently was found to be liter-
ally in bed with the oil-industry executives
they were supposed 'to regulating - would
have a free hand. .
Letting federal agencies determine the
impacts of their own projects has already been
tried - and it failed miserably. In 2003, the
Bush administration published regulations

allowing the U.S. Forest Service and the
Bureau of Land Management to determine
* themselves whether logging projects designed
to reduce risk of wildfires under what is called
the National Fire Plan would adversely affect
endangered species.
A federally ordered review of the program
by both the Fish and Wildlife and National
Marine Fisheries Services determined that the
Forest Service and Bureau of Land
Management had violated the Endangered
Species Act in no less than 68 percent of their
projects. Specifically, the review found that
when the two agencies evaluated projects,
they often among other things did not identify
interrelated actions, did not identify all of the
species potentially affected, ignored species'
critical habitat, and failed to rely on the best
available information. Despite these failings,
the Bush administration has now proposed
expanding the program to all federal agencies,
many of which have far less scientific expertise
than the Forest Service or Bureau of Land
And it gets worse. The proposal lets federal
agencies completely off the hook from consid-
ering the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions
on. endangered species threatened by climate
change, including the polar bear, staghorn and
elkhorn coral, bull trout and many others.
Another administration proposal claims to
be merely a change in formatting of the lists of
threatened and endangered species. Instead, it
would greatly reduce protection for species by
redefining the area in which they would be pro-
tected to the much smaller area where they are

currently found. Because many if not most
endangered species have been eliminated from
large portions of their ranges, this would
sharply limit protections. If the change had
been enacted just after the California condor
went extinct from the wild, for example, the
magnificent bird would have only been protect-
ed in zoos.
Iconic species such as bald eagles, gray,
whales and wolves, as well as lesser known
species like the Hoover's woolly-star and
Tinian monarch, have seen their populations
recover with the current protection afforded
under the Endangered Species Act. But, this
important law can only work if faithfully and
honestly implemented.
If finalized, there are several means by
which these disastrous policies could be
reversed by either Congress or an Obama
administration. Under the Congressional
Review Act of 1996, Congress has the option to
pass a joint resolution of disapproval, stopping
any new rules from going into effect. Because
the new rules are potentially being finalized
within 60 days of adjournment of Congress, the
new Congress will have 60 days after the 15th
day of.the new session, allowing plenty of time
for a resolution. Should Congress fail to take
such action, it would be up to an Obama
administration to rescind the rule through a
formal rule-making process. We strongly
encourage both Congress and President-Elect
Obama to ensure the rules do not take effect.
Noah Greenwald is the biodiversity program
director for the Center for Biological Diversity.
He lives in Portland, Ore.


It takes a community

In a spirit of Thanksgiving,
the Boys and Girls Clubs of
Nassau County wish to thank all
of the organizations and individ-
uals that helped ensure the suc-
cess of our 2nd Annual Speakers
Forum. Over 400 people joined.
us at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island and heard our guest
speaker, Dr. Benjamin Carson, a
2008 Presidential Medal of Free-
dom recipient. Equally impor-
tant, a record amount of funds
were raised that will directly ben-
efit the youth of Nassau County
and our two local Boys and Girls'
Our largest financial support
came from our Lead Sponsors:
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island,
Baptist Medical Center Nassau
and Millbr-Trevett, Inc. Sponsors
included the Desnoyers families,
Nemours Children's Clinic and
Tom Shaw and Kelly Bomar. The
C'.rilt al'.,hadthe financial back-
ing of our Supporters: Lorie and
Wayne Chism, Gayle and William
Gower, Memorial Neurosurgery
Group,' Purcell Flanagan and
Hays P.A., Republic National
Distributing, Charlotte and Jack
Roberts, Roger Towers P.A.,
Janet and Robert Ross, SunTrust
Wealth Management Group and
Taylor Day Currie Boyd and
In addition to ticket sales and'
the generous support from our
sponsors, the event raised money
through a very successful silent
auction and raffle. We are grate-
ful for the items donated with the
assistance of the following firms
and individuals:
Trips and adventures: Ange
Wallace, The Travel Agency and
Holland America cruises; Jack
Healan, Amelia Island Plantation;
Kate Monahan, The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island; John Price,
Summer Beach Resorts and Golf
Club; Susan and David Caples,
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge; Peter
Racine, Jaguars, Ltd.; Justin.
Conway and Joanie Popham,
White Oak Conservation Center;,
Peter Roach, sailboat skipper and
chef; Keoki Gray, McGill
Aviation; Jody and Ray Hetchka,
Kayak Amelia; Kevin and Cecilia
McCarthy, Amelia River Cruises.
Catering and restaurants: Lisa
Harter, As You Like It: Brett ''
Carter,, Carter Enterprises;
Courtney Thompson, Horizons
Restaurant; Kim and Lucca
Misciasci, Ciao Italian Bistro;
Ryan Rich. Joe's 2nd Street'
Bistro; Scott Loring. Bonito Grill
and Sushi.
Sports, spas and pampering:,
Laura and Kevin Diaz, golf pros;,
Ed Bowe, Amelia Island Plan-
tation Golf School; Charles and
Zach Talbert, Amelia Surf and,
Racquet Club; Sean Keith, Vida
Fitness, Amelia Island Plantation;
Jennifer Stokes, Bliss Salon and
Spa; Susan Gagnier, Julie Ruiz,
Pilates of Amelia, Inc.; Grace
Lipman, MaryKay Cosmetics;
Lacey Daniels, Island Hair Co.
The arts: Audrey P. Lind,
Jacksonville Symphony
Association; Richard Dickson
and Felix Solis, Amelia Arts
Academy; painters Imogene
Coleman, Neal Coleman, Barbara
Fuller, Louise Mozena, Milt
Shirley, David Miller, Dennis
Campay Giclee prints Libby
Wilkes, Elizabeth Wilkes
Merchandise and services:
Jeff Whitaker, Robison Jewely;
Polly Benninghoff, Polly B
Creative Jewelry; Diane
Hamrick, Kazuri African Jewelry;,
Robyn Branch and Barbara
Lavin, Absolute Fabrics; Bonnie

Tenille, The Plantation Shop;
.Sandi Romeu and Christina
Cooper, The Creative Cook;
Priscilla, Stapleton, Amelia
Garden Center; Larry Miller and
Midge Siegler, Island Flower and
Garden; Scot Warley, Harris
Teeter Supermarket; Charlotte.
and, Mike Bowling, Pound
Puppies; Charlotte Roberts,
Miscella-neous Items; Michael
Veal, Bo 'N Mike's Professional
Detailers; David Lundy, Standard
Air Heating and Cooling
Numerous volunteers helped
the evening to be a success. In'
particular, we would like to thank
the Rev. Ted Schroeder of Amelia
Plantation Chapel, who provid-
ed the invocation, and Dr. Gerry
Schiebler, who helped us con-
nect with the Florida medical
community about our speaker
Six employees of the First
National Bank of Nassau County..
helped with ticket, raffle and
silent auction sales, namely Tina
McBeth, Mark Sobolewski.
Kimberly Syme, Jonathan Levitt,
Sue Jarzyna and Tony Jarzyna.
Ivan Cole and Bonnette employ-
ee Misty Murray helped with
last-minute reservations and tick-
et sales while Jill Amato and
Chrisie Oliver gave invaluable
assistance the afternoon and
evening of the event.
Amelia Island Graphics pro-
vided outstanding professional
services for all printing in con-
junction with the event - as well
as extensive patience and flexi-
bility which were equally appre-
We received superb pre-event
publicity from the News-Leader,
My Nassau Sun and the Amelia
Islander, this helped us attract
many new supporters to the
Speakers Forum and the Boys
and Girls Clubs.
. A highlight of the evening for
many was the speech by Dr. Ben
'Carson, world renowned direc-
tor of pediatric neurosurgery at
Johns Hopkins. Baptist Medical
Center Nassau was instrumen-
tal in helping us bring Dr. Carson
to Amelia Island. Dr. Carson's
'advocacy for efforts to improve
the lives of America's youth
touched and motivated many.
The employees of The Ritz-
Carlton. Amelia Island went far
beyond their normal standards
of gracious service to host our
guests. \\Wiether it was the food
and beverage staff, the people
who set up and managed rooms
or individuals tending to details
such as floral arrangements and
audio visual, service was personal
and always with knowledge and
concern for the youth and pro-
grams of the Boys and Girls
While The Ritz-Carlton is to
be commended as a corporation
for their worldwide Community
Footprints program, which
enabled our event, it was the local
Amelia Island staff that made the
evening so easy to plan and
implement, not to mention
delightful to attend.
It has often been commented
that it takes an entire communi-
ty to raise a child.
No better proof of this could
be shown than in the recent
broad support from so many on
behalf of our two local Boys and
Girls Clubs.
On behalf of the youth of
Nassau County, our deepest
Kate Ligare, on behalf of
the board of directors
Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau County Foundation


City favors control over service

Steve Nicklas and others have
written in the News-Leader "
recently about the difficult busi-
ness environment in the city
and attribute a fair measure of the prob-
lem to a non-responsive local govern-
ment. I think we have seen that play out
in the extreme with the Baptists on
Eighth Street.
My first career was as a federal
bureaucrat and I like to think I know
what makes for a good public employ-
ee. I am also a businessman. In my
view, it is a lit easier to be a good busi-
nessman than a good public employee.
It's not tough to be just a public
employee but being a good one is very
difficult. A businessman need only reli-
ably provide a high-quality good or
service at a reasonable price and he
will prosper. A public employee must
simultaneously accomplish two sepa- ,
rate and mostly conflicting roles; he
must be a regulator and a service
provider. When they are really good at
balancing the two roles they must take
satisfaction from a job well done rather
than a fat paycheck.
The dichotomy is clear with police,
for example. They must support public
safety in a wide variety of ways but they
must also enforce the laws. City build-
ing officials review plans and issue per-
mits and they also insure contractors
comply with building codes. A city man-
ager has to coordinate the delivery of
all municipal services while insuring
that our-citizens comply with our local
ordinances. Think about a teacher. You
get the idea. I
"Regulation" connotes cost, enforce-
ment and imposition. Regulation is kind
of a negative but maybe necessary
thing. "Service" is about value; respon-
siveness, sensitivity, listening. You cer-
tainly know service when you experi-
ence it and "service" is a positive thing.
Regulator and service provider to the
same people at the same time. It's
tough to do it well. But it's a thing of
beauty when we get it right and that
makes for the best public service pro-
But when regulation morphs into
"control" it can be a destructive force
for a community. In my view, that's
what is happening in our town.
My experience locally is that the
regulator and enforcement role over-

whelmingly domi-
nates. It is relatively
easy to find out what
a permit will cost. It
is almost impossible
to determine when a
permit will be
issued. "Stop work"
orders appear at the
Keogh slightest provocation
.but try and get a
close-up inspection.
It is easy to learn what is unacceptable;
itis tough to get someone to help you
work out how best to comply at the low-
est cost. You can get a ticket for an
unacceptable sign in the blink ofan
eye. Try and get a sign permit
approved in anything like a reasonable
The.regulatory imbalance creates
an environment where citizens try to ..
avoid compliance. We might want to
change the slogan of our city from the,
"Isle of Eight Flags" to "better to ask
for forgiveness than approval."' You
hear that a lot. The imbalance is not
always the case but it is much too fre-
Governments, like businesses, have
to compete for economic activity. They
compete on services and price. A city
with poor services at a high price will
not prosper. And "price" when it relates
to government involves more than
taxes. Unreasonable regulation repre-
sents as much an impost on a citizen as
a property tax.
When it takes three months to'
secure a permit to undertake a four-
month renovation, that's a regulatory
tax. When you have to go back to'the
TRC (Technical Review Committee)
month after month, that's a tax. Ask
anyone who must pay property. taxes,
insurance and mortgages during that
time. I refer to the TRC as 'Torturing
Regular Citizens" the experience is so
extreme. Now that the real estate mar-
ket is in such tough shape it is even
more important for government to part-
ner with business to reduce costs and
improve the community's competitive
It doesn't have to be that way. Our
city has a public agency that serves as
the model for good government. In
fact, it has a dues-paying citizens' fan
club. The club has its own f-shirts,

membership cards and caps and even,
regularly petitions government to
increase resources for the agency. This
government agency is open in the
evening and on weekends to better
serve citizens. It's entrepreneurial and
will do almost anything that makes
sense to improve its service. OK, they
do levy fines quite regularly. That's the
regulatory part But you kind of like
paying those fines. I just happily paid a
$10 fine I didn't even know I owed. You
never doubt thatyour fine will be used
to. improve service. They have strict
rules for citizen conduct but the rules
are well communicated and consistent-
ly and reasonably enforced. In this
agency the conflict between regulation
and service is overwhelming biased
toward service. And it's here in
The agency? It's the library and the
club is the Friends of the Library.
Before you rush to say "that's differ-
ent," think about it. Why can't all gov-
ernment agencies be as service-6tient-
ed as our library? Do'you ever conte
out of City Hall or the county building
happier than when you went in? Don't
you always come out of the library feel-
ing better than when you' arrived? They
regulate and they serve and service
Government at all levels needs to
partner with its citizens. When a store
closes downtown it's often a family
tragedy. It should be a community
tragedy; a dream died. When our public
employees feel that way they will do.
what they can to prevent it from hap-
pening. '
Government should do-everything it
can to support business and its citizens
so that they and our community can be.
as competitive as possible. We cannot
compete nor live well with a burden-
some government.
I hope nothing I have written is con-
strued to mean we need to bend rules
to accommodate individuals, the cur-
rent economy or circumstances. I don't
think that at all. I think we need to
make sure our rules make sense and
that our public employees know that it
is their job to regulate at the lowest
cost with the least impact on their
neighbors. It's about finding the right
ways to say "yes." That's high-quality
public service.



A new grand piano

St. Peter's Episcopal Church, expand his a
Fernan4ina Beach, hosted a with the hel
"Celebration Concert" Nov. 9 as a thank- of your who
you to all who participated in purchas- ested in beiu
ing the Yamaha grand piano and for all a ministry o
the members of St. Peter's who are the . "Please
recipients of this sesquicentennial birth- associate pa
day gift. committee i:
Mary Watanabe McKee performed prayers as ti
on the new piano and Tim McKee per- A ueto seek w
formed on the organ. Both highly HIIDA'S calling to se
acclaimed professional musicians, they HEAR- us."
also played solos and duets. In addition, ABOUTS An Eveni
Emma Bledsoe and Clint Weinberg December v
sang. The Festival Choir of St. Peter's formed at 7
opened the concert. The public was Hilda 12 and 14 at
invited to attend. Reports to me were Higginotham Baptist Chu
great! Margaret McKee is Tim's proud musical drain
mother. Joyce Allen is his proud aunt. ture 15 men
They were very excited and told me singers from five area church
about the concert in a phone chat. panied by a chamber orchest
All Saints Sunday was Nov. 9 and at admission. Call office at 261-
all three services. This was the Sunday information.
that we remembered all of those who Ladies Night Out will be h
have gone before us. We also read the at Amelia. The cost is $10.pei
names of all who have died in the last This is always a special even
year. On this day, people brought a pho- ladies and their guests. Our s
tograph of those they love who have year is a native of Blairsville,
gone to be with Christ In our sanctuary a pharmacist, Bible teacher,
and fellowship hall, we were truly sur- lover of Jesus as well as a me
rounded by the communion of saints. First Baptist in Blairsville. He
From Pastor of First Presbyterian Leah Adams and she comes h
Church, 9 N. Sixth St: "Though I would ommended by Joy Kight, a fo
not presume to tell anyone what their ber of Amelia. Please put the
gift to the church should be, my family your 2009 calendar. Reservat
continues to be guided by the Biblical taken at church on Sundays i
principal of tithing, a practice which Childcare will be provided fo:
entails giving 10 percent of one's income from birth to four years with
for the work of God. tions.
"I'll be the first to admit that with two Christmas dinner/concer
mortgages and children's activities on Individual young musicians v
the rise, such a commitment is difficult nade us during the Wednesda
to make and even harder to keep. * meal. Our Tiny Tones child
Perhaps tithing of your means is a goal and Allegiance (teens) will pe
toward which you and your family may their Christmas music, inclu
aspire. reenactment of the Christina
"As Larry Williams pointed out last Come and bring a friend to dr
Sunday, taking a faithful step in giving 5:15 p.m. and enjoy our talent
can serve as a tangible way of placing people.
our trust in God and God's provision, The Jackie Hayes are proud
and it also serves us to better prioritize grandparents. He writes: "As
our life and our living. Please bear in Kathy and I have a granddau,
mind that a pledge, or what we call an are obligated to go and see! A
'estimated givingg' is not a binding con- to Hawaii! So, we will be awa:
tract, it is simply an expression of our a week doing the grandparent
intention to give a particular amount to Not sure what that is, but I at
the church.. Basically, there are four ly confident we will quickly fi
major areas: personnel, property, out Thanks for sharing this \
church programming and missions. journey with us. Whenwe ca
"Continuing to take significant steps children were just that - sm
in the area of personnel, we recently dren. Now our babies are hav
addressed the spiritual needs of our stu- I promise plenty of pictures!"
dents by calling Wade Preston to serve Thanks, Pastor Chris Tayl
as our director of youth and their fami- keeping your promise to me
lies. A special thank you is extended to left Gray Gables Baptist three
those who served on the search com- from being a youth director t
mittee: Doris Halloway (chair), Ben a pastor at Clear Springs Bap
Cazell, Doris Davis. Grace Kunzelmann. in Mascut. Tenin. You promise
DeAn Johnson and Todd Larkhart. We keep me informed of your wo
also extend our appreciation to Roger look forward to your newslet
Martin and Bill Tucker for their discern- He .writes: "Ginger and th
ment in this matter, would like to thank you for an
"Another area of great concern is great year at Clear Springs. I
that of pastoral care. This aspect of min- believe Oct. 3 was three year
istry has and will continue to be near to gave us the wonderful oppor
my heart and I feel must receive addi- become involved in the minis
tionalattention during the months church. We are truly blessed
ahead. The Rev. Bert Sweringen contin- bled to become part of this cJ
ues to be a tremendous help as our ly. Making every day a day of
parish associate, albeit on a part-time Thanksgiving."
and temporary basis. He will begin to Pastor's Corner from "Th

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newsletter. Pastor Michael W. Fox of
Yulee Baptist writes: "As I sit at my com-
puter this rainy day, I am reminded of an
experience I had a few years ago. A sen-
ior lady of the church and I were to
attend an executive board meeting to be
held at a local church. I called ahead to
get directions and was told the church is
just off of River Road, north of Sneads. I
thought to myself, 'I know exactly
where that is.' I remembered seeing a
church off River Road near Hwy. 2 when
we moved there from Georgia.
"Forgetting about the directions, we
headed on our way. When we arrived, I
realized I had the wrong church. So we
turned around and headed back towards
Sneads. After about 10 minutes, we final-
ly found the church. As we walked into
the church, I commented that it seemed
as if we had just made a big circle. One
of the men at the meeting said, 'You did
make a big circle.' He told me if I fol-
lowed the road in front of the church, it
would have led me right there. Ifelt con-
fident that I knew where I was going.
'To accomplish anything for the
Lord, we must have confidence, both as
individuals and as a church. We must
also have confidence in what the Lord is
doing in our lives. It is possible, howev-
er, to become overconfident. We some-
times get the idea that we know where
we're going. Become involved. God
knows where we are going and where
we should be."
Memorial United Methodist circles
met in November: Lucille Bennett Circle
met Nov. 11 for brunch at 1781
Hammock Drive, hostess Kathy Ball;
Kathleen Davis Circle met Nov. 10 in the
church parlorm, hostesses Ginger
Wilkins, Becky Norris and Gracie
Preache;'Ivalee Hamilton'Circle met
Nov. 10, hostess Eloise Bowers; Ann
Dickinson Circle met Nov. 11 at the
Ocean Club for meeting and lunch, host-
ess Gail Shave; Alice Nolan Circle met
Nov. 18, hostess Teresa Hunter;
Florence Partin Circle met Nov. 10,
hostess Wilma Bunch; Luck Circle met
Nov. 8 about the Thailand family adop-
Welcome Eric Olson, minister of
music/education at Gray Gables Baptist
Church. I haven't received your mailout
newsletter recently. Maybe soon again, I
hope to receive it every month. Maybe
our cousin, LL Braddock, could help
with this.
Sorry, John Page, Worshipful Master
of Callahan Masonic Lodge No. 32, that
I couldn't go over to join you all Nov. 18
for the widows and past Masters dinner,
but I've been undergoing more health
tests and ended up with a bad throat,
together with the cold night wouldn't . -
have been what my doctor ordered.
Your dinner menu of steak, vegetables
and desserts were enjoyed by those
who did get to attend,.I'm sure. The
great fellowship with longtime Callahan
friends is always so nice. I'm sure you
all enjoyed the bluegrass and gospel
music selections provided by Brother
Terry Dill Lyon, pastMaster. Thanks
for remembering me. Hilda Higginbo-
tham, an over 50-year OES member.
May Our great Heavenly Father con-
tinue to watch over us and keep us in
His loving care.


* Senior Meet and Greet social club
meets at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednes-
day at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Call 277-7350.
*. Sons of the American Legion
meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of
each month at the log cabin at Atlantic

Avenue and South 11th Street Call Rick
Dobbs at 491-1598 or (904) 742-5298.
* Spinners of fiber and fleece, we're
looking for you. Join to get a spinning
group together once a month. For infor-
mation, call Mary Pat in Fernandina
Beach at 321-2653 or Barbara ini

Camden County, Ga.; at (912) 729-2282.
* U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla
14-1 meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday
at Amelia Island Lighthouse cottage on
Lighthouse Circle. For information, call
Tom Basore at 321-0645 or visit website
at www.cgaux7-14-1.org.

+ Welcome toos

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There is much to be thankful for every '
single day. Indeed, each day is itself
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it,.iniJui i. l 1',l 1 I h diw 1 *a" _ ,*i: h t
Are the first words but of our mouths
each morning a complaint, such as "Oh
lord, another day I really hate to get .0.. i . .
up." How much better 1 would be to
start the day with a prayerof
thanksgiving, such as, "Thank you God
for giving me this day!I offer up all
of my prayers, works, joys and sufferings
to you. Help me to meet the challenges
of this day." Thbre is always something to
be thankful for, and the Bible tells us that
we are what we profess with our mouths. S
Even If we are expecting our day to be
ffiled with nothing but trialsand
tribulations, we should thank the lord
for the opportunity to be challenged.
And, if we are really struggling to find .
something to be thankful for, we can play
the 'Glad Game'.That's the game played
by Poilyanna when things were going
poorly, wherein she would lind
something to be glad about. Surely, there
is always something to be glad about,
even if it isn't readily apparent.

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Deborah Marie Babin and
William Anthony Smithson,
both of Fernandina Beach,
will be married at 1:30 p.m.
, Dec. 27, 2008, at St. Michael's
Catholic Church with Father
Brian Eburn officiating. A
reception will follow at Amelia
Island Plantation.
wk, The bride-elect is the
daughter of Herbert J. Babin
H ; and the late Maria Babin of
Fernandina Beach.
SThe groom-elect is the son
of Jerre Smithson of
Nashville, Tenn., and Denise
Merkling of Murfreesboro,
Mr. Smithson, Miss Babin Tenn.


*Air National Guard
Airman 1st Class Sara M.
DeLille has graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
Antonio, Texas.
During the six weeks of
training, the airman studied
the Air Force
mission, organi-
zation, core val-
ues and mili-
tary customs- .
and courtesies; - -
performed drill
and ceremony
marches and
received physi-
cal training, Dele
rifle marksman-
ship, field train-
ing exercises and .special
training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who
complete basic training earn
credits toward an associate in
applied science degree relat-
ing through the Community
College of the Air Force.
DeLille is the daughter of
Tracey Griffin of Yulee.
In 2006, the airman gradu-
ated from Fernandina Beach
High School.'

* Coast Guard Reserve
Seaman Apprentice Aaron H.
Schwartz, son of Cathy G.
Felder of Hilliard, recently
graduated from the U.S.
Coast Guard Recruit Training

Center in Cape May, N. J.
During the eight-week
training program, Schwartz
completed a vigorous training
curriculum consisting of aca-
demics and practical instruc-
tion on water safety and sur-
vival, military customs and
courtesies, seamanship skills,
first aid, fire fighting and
marksmanship. A major
emphasis is also placed on
physical fitness, health and
Schwartz and other
recruits also received instruc-
.tion on the Coast Guard's
core values and how to apply .
them in theirmnilitary per-
formance and personal con-
duct. Schwartz will join 36,
000 other menr and women
who comprise Coast Guard's
Men and women train
together from the first day in
the Coast Guard just as they
do aboard ships and shore
units throughout the world.
To reinforce the team con-
cept, Schwartz and other.
recruits were trained in pre-
venting sexual harassment,
drug and alcohol awareness,
civil rights training and the
basics of the work-life :balance
*as well as total quality man-. ,
Schwartz is a 2004 gradu-
ate of West Nassau High
School of Callahan.,


* Stephen Leonard Russo accredited, private, non-profit
of Fernandina Beach has institution that focuses on the
earned an associate in applied needs of working adults. Its
science, administrative/man- primary mission is to
agement studies from increase access to a college.
Excelsior College. degree for adult learners by
Excelsior College removing obstacles to their
(wvw.excelsior.edu) is an educational goals.


* Those interested in help-
ing to provide qualifying,
uninsured Nassau County
residents with medical and
dental care, contact Mary
Ann at The Barnabas Center
at 261-7000. The dental clinic
is open Tuesday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The free Samaritan
Medical Clinic of Barnabas
Center, Inc. needs volunteers
to assist clients applying for
long-term prescription assis-
tance and volunteers to help
with intake at the dental clin-
ic. Volunteers must be avail-
able Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30

.p.m. If you are interested and
willing to be trained, call
Susan at 261-7000.
The clinic also needs vol-
unteer medical and dental ,
professionals,,regardless of
whether they are retired,
have a Florida license or can
serve as little as once a
* Serenity Beach House
offers tiatnsitional housing for
women who choose to live '.
clean and sober lifestyle.
Meetings are at 8 p.m. on
Wednesday. Call (904) 415-
1440 for location and informa-

FRIDAY, December 5.2008/News-Leader



Tears flooded John's
eyes as he sat on the
floor, unable to get
up. If he had known
that things were going to end
up like this, he would have
never tried. And to think that,
just moments before, every-
thing was going so well.
To make matters even
worse, of all the people who
had been watching, no one
seemed to feel John's pain.
Actually, strange as it may
seem, they appeared excited
about what had happened.
John just couldn't figure it
out. He had failed miserably.
As he did his best to recov-
er, and somehow make sense
of the whole thing, one of the
most important people in his

out and falling in

life reached gled to understand. "I don't
down to help get it' How can you be
him up. It proud of me? I've failed
was his terribly."
. father, who Well, if you haven't figure
by the way, it out, John's fall is one that
was smiling most of us have experienced
from ear to You see, John in this story i
ear. "You did nothing more. than a little
it John," his child, making his first step
PULPIT father said with no one helping him.
NOTES * as he helped While it's not likely that any
him to his of us remember that first st,
feet. "Way to personally, I can assure you
Pastor go son!" that our parents do.
Rob Goyette Though For me, I can still see my
John could- two children hanging on the
n't understand a word he was edge of our brown couch, a
saying, the tone of his father's wobbling back and forth, as
voice said it all. "I'm so proud they worked up enough ner
of you." to let go of a life spent on th
"Proud of me?" John strug- floor for something better.





love, not failure

The look on their faces was like a miserable f
one that I'll never forget. If Though it may be
you've ever watched a things didn't turn
child take their first step, you you thought, don
ed know just what I'm talking confused about h
about. Heavenly Father
1. First, their eyes get real you. He loves you
s big with excitement as they ceases to amaze
stand still, holding on to noth- be feeling like I'v
� ing but the hope that they can blown it, but God
do it. Then, as they step and up and down with
fall, which we all do, they plop.* over my life. You
ep on the floor and look a bit with little John in
defeated. The interesting our Heavenly Fat
thing to me is that everyone focused on our si
else who is watching is feel- than He is on our
ing just the opposite. "You did Imagine that.
id it," our parents shout. "You Let me say it a
took your first step!" is not a human b(
ve This article comes to all of that began walkir
e you who perhaps find yourself falling a time or t
sitting on the floor, 'feeling part of the process

true that
n out the way
everr be
ow your
feels about
u! It never
me how I can
e totally
is jumping
h excitement
see, just like
my story,
her is more
r failures.

gain. There
being alive
ng without
wo; it's just a
ss. And by

the way, the same thing is
true when it comes to learn-
ing to walk with God. So, if
you have fallen, get up. Your
Heavenly Father has His
hand out to you. Why waste
anymore time living on the
floor when you're destined for
so much more?
I leave you with a great
verse found in Psalms 37:23-
24. "The steps of a good man
are ordered by the LORD:
and He delights in his way.
Though he falls, he shall not
be utterly cast down for the
LORD upholds him with His
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center.


ONeal Memorial
O'Neal Memorial Baptist
Church, 474257 SR 200 East,
will present "Are We Outfitted
for Battle?" in celebration of
the fourth anniversary of its
pastor and the 61st anniver-
sary of the church.
Local pastors will speak
about the pieces of armor
needed for spiritual warfare.
Worship service begins at
7:30 p.m. tonight and at 3 p.m.
Dec. 7. Fernandina Beach
native the Rev. John Cover-
dell, pastor of Prospect Baptist
Church in Crescent, Ga., will
deliver the sermon on Sunday
followed by Rose-Lennie
Developmental Learning
Center's preschool corona-
tion. For information, call 277-
MayaWorks sale
Providence Presbyterian
Church will sponsor a
-MayaWorks mission sale,
today from noon to'5 p.m. and
Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at 1522 Inverness Road in the
Lakewood subdivision.
The sale will feature popu-
lar handmade beaded and.
woven items, with specials on
discontinued pieces.
MayaWorks is a non-profit
organization that markets

products made by Mayans in
the Guatemalan highlands
and provides income to the
people in the villages.
Church yard sale
Springhill Baptist Church
on Old Nassauville Road will
host a church-wide yard sale
on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. to
benefit one of its members
who is in need. For informa-
tion call Wayne Peters, office
manager, at 2614741.
Bereaved parents
St. Peter's Episcopal '
Church will hold a candlelight
memorial service sponsored
by the Bereaved Parents
Support Group honoring our
children at 5 p.m. on Dec. 7.
Call Penny Kelley at 261-8632
or e-mail fransoso@conmcast.
net for more information.
The MLK organizational
meeting will be held on Dec.
11 at 6 p.m. at Kingdom Mini-
stries, 911 South 13th St. For
information, contact the Rev.
James Arthur at 261-7854.
the MLK Breakfast will be ,
held at St, Peter's Episcopal
* Church on Jan. 17 at 8 a.m.
For more information, contact
Courtney Tyson-Shelby at
491-3419. -

The Chancel Choir of First
Presbyterian Church, 9 N.
Sixth St., presents a
Christmas cantata, "Night of
Wonder, Night of Joy," on
Dec. 7 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m.
services. Nursery is avail-
able. Call 261-3837.

Eveningin .
The community is invited
to "A Christmas Carol in
Bethlehem? Dec. 12 and 14 at
7 p.m. at Amelia Baptist
Church. 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 and classical
masterpieces includes a 15-
member cast,, 55 singers from'
five area churches and a
chamber orchestra.
Admission is free.
Childcare is available with
reservations. Call 261-9527.
'Lessons and Carols'
The Music Ministry at
Memorial UMC invites you to
hear the Christmas cantata,
"The Early American Service
of Lessons and Carols" by
Tim Sharp, on Dec. 14 at the

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Rev. Hay Hamsburg, 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 -
Healina Praver; 6PM

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Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
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New Website! Amnelia Island Plantation
Outside the Main Gate
www..ameliachapel.com i0041i 277-4414

Everyone Welcome
A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev J Michael Brwviiay Pecioi
Come Grow With LsU

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
In Amelia Park.
1830 Lake Park. Drive
(across from the II MCAi
Sunday worship times
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96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook
Sunday Morning Worship Services
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


First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St..
will hold Advent communion services on
Wednesday Dec. 10 and 17 at noon in the
sanctuary. Everyone is invited to participate.
* * *
First Presbyterian Church, 9 N. Sixth St.,
will hold Christmas Eve services at 5:30 p.m.
and 11 p.m. on Dec. 24. A family service with
children dressed in nativity costumes will
begin at 5:30 p.m. The traditional Candlelight
Communion Service of Worship will be at 11
p.m. For information call 261-3837.
Advent Communion Services will be held
on Wednesday, Dec. 10 and 17 at noon in
the Sanctuary. Everyone is invited.
* * *
Newly formed Providence Presbyterian
Church in Yulee invites everyone to join its
congregation in several Christmas and
Advent events at the church, 96537 Parlia-
ment Drive, Ste. C, off Old Nassauville Road.
On Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6:15 p.m.,
enjoy a time of spiritual renewal with a serv-

8:30 and 11 a.m. services.
The congregation will be
invited to sing along with the.
choirs and orchestra on some
of the songs. Call 261-5769.
Christmas windows
On Dec. 14 First
Presbyterian Church invites
the community qfF anA
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Worship Services 8:30 & 11am
. Sunday School 9:45 am
Come Worship God In One of
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"Discoaer the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service - 10:30am
Bible Study -9am a ' I
Nursery provided for all services
Small group stidies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday - Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. &.Gerbing Road, .u,,lau.ia bh..
For More Information Call: 261-9527

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ice of quiet, contemplative prayer and hymns.
On Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. the church will
hold a Christmas Eve Worship and Holy
Communion Service with music beginning at
5 p.m. The service will Degin at 5:30 p.m. For
information or directions, call the Rev. Bob
Phelps at (904) 432-8118.
* * *
Bible Baptist Church hf, Ferandina
Beach. 820 South 14th St., will hold a
Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m. on Dec. 24.
Designed for families and friends in the com-
munity, the service will feature guest musi-
cians and the Christmas story. Nursery will
be provided.

The community is invited to join Yulee
Baptist Church for the annual Christmas Eve
service at 5 p.m. on Dec. 24. The church will
celebrate the birth of the Lord and Savior
through song and the partaking of the Lord's
Supper/Communion. All believers are wel-
come to.participate. Call 225-5128.

to experience Christma.
*Windows, Carols and
Cookies at the Anchor. 515 ;
Centre St.. corner of Sixth
and Centre streets. The win-
dows ill be decorated and
Victorian carolers, dressed in
costume, will lead carols, fol-
' lowed by homemade Christ-
m aop je., -a 4 -837.


Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
S.Saturday Vigil, Mass: 4pmr & 5:30pm
Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses: 8:00 &,10:00am & 12Noon
Daily Mass: 8:30am - Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri.
6:00pm Tuesday". '. ' "
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Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-190'
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550 ,'

'Christmas Star
Yulee Baptist Church
-presents "A Christmas Star"
Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., a musical
comedy with a great message
and music by the Yulee
Baptist Church Children's
Choir. All are welcome. Call
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Innovalve Style, ctemporary Musvc Casu/Altmsphe
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Gathering for woslhip 10:45am
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Christmas on Centre
Tour seven of Amelia Island's private his-
toric homes during the Amelia Island Museum
of History's Christmas on Centre today and
Dec. 6. The tour will include caroling, visits
with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a huge model train
exhibit, decorated trees, gingerbread houses,
children's games and more. The event will take
place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Tickets are $20 for the tours and displays at
St Peter's Episcopal Church or $5 for St.
Peter's only. Call the museum at 261-7378 or
visit wwwameliamuseum.org.
Farmers market
The Fernandina Farmers Market will fea-
ture holiday decorations during December.
Keep Nassau Beautiful will be at the market
Dec. 6 with poinsettias in a variety of sizes and
colors. This is their annual fundraiser to pro-
mote public interest and education in ways of
improving the community's appearance.
Anne Mankovich of AM Gardening will
have live wreaths decorated or undecorated so
you can add your own touch. Christmas cactus
plants will be available at Blooming Landscape
and 7 Trees Nursery. Sweet Grass Cow & Goat
Cheeses will be at the market Dec. 6.
The Fernandina Farmers Market, open
every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is located at
Seventh and Centre streets. Call 491-4872 or
visit www.fernandinafarmersmarket.com.


St. Augustine tour
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 private
homes around Maria Sanchez Lake, Marine
and Charlotte streets and includes a tea, bou-
tique, raffle, free Red Train Shuttle and free
parking at 180 Marine St.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the day of
the tour. Visit www.gardenclubofstaugustine.
org or call Suzanna Cono at (904) 230-2108,
Sally Somersby at (904) 940-1650 or Peggy
Bailey at (904) 826-00241.
St Marys tour
The public is invited to relive the joys of an
old-fashioned Christmas as they tour historic
homes, inns and churches and other buildings
in St. Marys, Ga., from 5-9 p.m. Dec. 13.
Hosted by the St. Marys Convention &
Visitors Bureau, partnering with the Historic
Preservation Commission, this year's tour
includes the old city jail in 'City Hall and the
historic St. Marys Railroad Depot.
Tickets are available at the St. Marys
Welcome Center, 406 Osborne St., Sheila's
Hallmark, The Goodbread House, Cumberland
Inn & Suites, Spencer House, French Quarter,
Once Upon a Bookseller and at the ITT De-
partment at Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base
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extension office. Your cater- . . plant. The flowers bloom
pillars provided an excellent l. from spring through the fall.
opportunity to share with the Plumbago is slightly drought
Master Gardener volunteers, suBMrrED tolerant but does not need to
most of whom had never seen The spines of the saddle- be watered as often as lawn
a live saddleback specimen. back caterpillar can cause grass. It can live in most any
The caterpillars were sad- skin redness and itching soil condition. However, if the
dleback caterpillars, Sabine to more severe reactions. soil pH is too alkaline the
imulea leaves will turn yellow from
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S which are Consider some light prun- a white flowered plumbago
vetNy attrac- ing to remove heavy infesta- cultivar called "Alba."
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n.ri An but it directly on the plant leaves dug up in the garden. What is
al pe-airs to and stems. In addition; apply- it? TK
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cwI r ring on drench around the root area n * son to ask about these
GARDEN its back and should help you control the creatures so I guess it is time
'sides that is mites. This chemical is taken I talked about it in the Garden
edged in up by the roots and goes Talk column.
. th bo White. There through the vascular system, The structures are actual-
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spot in the flowers. When the insect large sphinx moths. They are
middle of the grein color, feeds on the plant tissue they unusual and most people do
which looks similar to a sad- take up the chemical and die. not expect to find this in the
dle - hence the name "saddle- We would not recommend ground. The caterpillars of
back." this for all your plants, only these moths can cause a
The hairy spines located those having infestations, great deal of damage to veg-
on the both ends of the cater- Both the horticulture oil and table and fruit crops as well
pillar contain poison glands imidacloprid can be found at as ornamental shrubs.
that can cause various skin most any garden center. They are best controlled
reactions from local redness Plumbago, Plumbago during th6 early stages oflar-
and itching to severe reac- auriculata, is best grown in val growth with chemicals,
tions requiring immediate zones 9-11. Remember, those specifically made for caterpil-
medical attention, If the reac- of you along the east part of I- lars such as Bt (Bacillus
tion is not severe a piece of 95 are in 'cold hardiness zone thuringiensis),The adult
adhesive tape can be placed 9a, while those of you on the moths cause no damage as
over the spines to aid in-their west part are in 8b. This they are interested in nectar
removal. Cold compresses or means plumbago may die at this stage and cQntribute to
ice packs will reduce local- back completely if tempera- the pollination of flowers.
ized swelling along with a tures become too cold for Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
paste of baking soda and long periods of time. In your Nassau County Horticultural
water applied directly to the case, since you are in zone Extension Agent, is-a Univer-
site. For people whoare high- 8b, this plant is slightly ouft of sity ofFlorida faculty member
ly allergic or have asthma, a its comfort zone. This may Extension locations are the
physician should be contact- place some undue stress on satellite office at the County
ed immediately. - the plant, making it more sus-p Building in Yulee and the
Q .Why is my plumbago ceptible to insects or disease. main Extension Office in
. shrub not doing well? I But do ot be discouraged as Callahan. The UF/IFAS
have seen the one in the it may well survive in your Nassau County Demonstration
UF/IFAS Nassau County area although it does have Garden is at the James S. Page
Demonstration Garden and one strike against it. Governmental Complex and
the ones at your Yulee satel- * Be sure to protect plumba- demonstrates management'
lite office. They all look beau, go if temperatures drop practices for Northeast
tiful. What am I doing wrong? below.32 degrees, especially Florida. Mail questions to
AT during its first few years in Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca
A . It helped to have a clip- the ground. Allow for plenty Jordi, Nassau County iExten-
.ping of your shrub , of room as'it can retich- sion, 543350 US 1, Callahan,
becaus-e I was' able to detect heights of up to 10 feet with FL 32011. Visit http://nas-
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FRIDAY. December 5,2008 NEWS News-Leader

Building leadership skills
HEATHER A. PERRY ship with the Nassau County a member of the adult
News-Leader School Board. Leadership Nassau class.
"Youth Leadership Nassau The next session will take
Seventeen young people is designed to prepare and edu- place on Wednesday at the
selected from all four Nassau cate our emerging leaders on James S. Page Governmental
County high schools partici- many community issues," said Comlilex on Nassau Place in
pated in team-building games Amanda Thien of the Nassau Yulee, where the group will
Nov. 10 as part of Youth County Extension Service. * travel to the county detention
Leadership Nassau. "Amelia Island Plantation facility.
Offered to high school soph- graciously hosted our class of Youth Leadership Nassau is
omores and juniors who display 17 youth," said Thien. Youths advertised through all county
strong leadership potential, the got to know one another better 'high schools and to home edu-
program was originally started and through games and group cated youth at the beginning of
by the adult Chamber activities. each school year.
Leadership Program. Last year Jennifer Hempstead was the Interested students may
the University of Florida, coordinator for the Plantation, inquire with their school guid-
Nassau County Extension and her husband worked along ance department or contact the
Service/4-H program was invit- with her to organize the Extension Office at (904) 879-
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Student art
The opening reception for the
next Island Art Association
Nouveau Art Show, featuring stu-
dent art, is from 5-8 p.m. tonight at
the gallery, 18 N. Second St.
The show will run through
December. For more information
call 261-7020.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court will
be held Dec. 16 and Jan. 6 and 20 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 interested stu-
dents wishing to be on the volun-
teer 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, who assigns the
rotating positions. 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 atten-
dance and participation. Participa-
ting high school seniors are eligible
.to apply for our Teen Court -
Scholarships awarded each year.
For information call Griffin at
NACDAC meeting
Interested community members
are invited tq attend this month's
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and Drug
Abatement Coalition (NACDAC)
meeting on Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.
NACDAC is a non-profit coali-
tion that works to prevent and elimi-
nate underage drinking and other
drug use within the community. It
meets the third Tuesday of every
month at 4 p.m. at the County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy Road,
Yulee. For information visit
www.nacdac.org or call Jean Bardes
at 753-2551.

Instrument Zoo
ARIAS Instrument Zoo islook-;
ing for volunteers to mentor fourth
graders in Nassau County on han-
dling and producing musical
sounds on 30-plus different orches-
tral instruments.
ARIAS schedulers organize vis-
its to schools in Fernandina 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.
Director's Chair
Florida high school students are
invited to participate in The Second
Annual Director's Chair, a contest
in which students create commer-
cials to promote Ask a Librarian, a
free online service that allows
patrons to chat with a librarian for
help with homework or general
Floridians in ninth through 12th
grade are invited to submit to
YouTube a 30-second video promot-
ing Ask a Librarian by Jan. 17 for
the chance to win a digital video
camera, a digital camera or an iPod

Courtyard Christmas
St. Michael Academy, 228 N.
Fourth St., presents "Christmas in
the Courtyard" on Dec. 6 from 6:30-
8 p.m.
Enjoy a Yuletide musical celebra-
tion, nativity and tree lighting and
complimentary refreshments. Bring
your own chair or blanket Call 321-
2102. The rain date is Dec. 7.
Emma Love concert
'The Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School fifth grade band
will perform a concert of Christmas
music at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at the
Fernandina Beach Middle School
auditorium. The event is free and
open to the public.
'Christmas Belles'
The West Nassau Drama
Department presents "Christmas
Belles," sponsored by the
Dramatists Play Services, in the
school auditorium on Dec. 12 and
13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2 p.m.
Written by Jessi Jones, Nicholas
Hope and Jamie Wooten, the play is
set in Fayro Texas, which is hosting
a church Christmas program that
spins hilariously out of control in
this Southern farce about squab-

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 information.
Teen Night'
Every Tuesday Night from 8-11
p.m. is Teen Night (no adults
allowed) at Strikers Family Bowling
Center, 850822 US 17 South in
Yulee. Enjoy cosmic bowling, music
videos, karaoke and dancing for
ages 11-17. Call 225-1077.
The Arts Academy is now host-
ing 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, col-
lage and printmaking as well some
applied creative movement and the-
ater. The six-week class is held
Wednesday 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, 528 S. Eighth St.,
is seeking boys to join its hip hop
class on Tuesdays 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 lessons free.
Hip Hop is high-energy dance with
age appropriate music and moves.
No dance experience required.
Contact Alexandra Carroll at 415-
0954 or e-mail alexandra@kinder-
Amelia Arts Academy
Amelia Arts Academy provides
after school art and music program-
ming for students of all ages.
Financial aid and scholarships are
available. Classes offered include
guitar, piano, violin, voice, and art.
Contact 277-1225 for information.
Assessment services
Florida Community College
Betty P Cook Nassau Center in
Yulee has expanded its Assessment
Center services by offering 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
the re is a 835 testing fee. The HOT
(s -f I. r indj idusi interested in
entering other health care pro-
grams and the test fee is $40. Both
exams are offered Monday through
Thursday by appointment
In addition, the center offers the
College Place Test (CPT) Monday-
Friday on a walk-in basis. The Test
for Adult Basic Education (TABE)
and the Information Literacy
Knowledge and Skills Assessment
(ILAS) are given Monday-Friday by
For information call 548-4438.
The center is located at 76346
William Burgess Blvd., Yulee.
Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs offer struc-
tured after-school programs for
youth ages 6-18. The hours are 2-7
p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff
and volunteers help with home-
work, computer classes, arts and
crafts, music and drama, sports and
games, teen programs, health and
fitness, gardening, and life skills
For further information, call the
Miller Boys & Girls Club on Old
Nassauville Road at 261-1075 after 2
p.m. for information.
Please submit items for the
school page by 5 p.m. Tuesday to
Assistant Editor Sian Perry.

bling sisters, family secrets, a surly
Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluc-
tant Elvis impersonator. Call the
school at 491-7942 for information.
Kinderstudios show
"Christmas Spectacular,"
brought to you by Kinderstudios,
will be held Dec. 20 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. and the show
begins at 7 p.m. The event is free
and open to the public. For informa-
tion visit www.kinderstudios.com.
Amelia Arts Academy presents
the 12th Annual Per-Form-A-Thon
fundraiser for the Arts Academy's
Scholarship Fund on Dec. 21 at
noon in'the salon of The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island.
Young musicians will solicit
small pledges from friends, family
members and local businesses to
raise money to help others that may
not have the opportunity to receive
an arts education. Every sponsor
receives an invitation to the
Perform-a-thon to hear the children
.play holiday music. To receive tick-
ets to the event, make a small
pledge to an Arts Academy student
by calling 277-1225.


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Fitness champions
Fifth-graders at Emma Love Hardee Elementary gathered to thank Governor Charlie Crist's office and
Sun Trust Foundation for Florida for awarding the school $10,000 for excellence in the 2007-8
Governor's Physical Fitness Challenge. Under the leadership of physical education teacher Mary Lou
Tompkins, the school was one of four to be selected statewide as a Governor's Fitness Champion School.
The money will be used to purchase new climbing equipment and a large concrete pad for exercise.

Toys for Tots
Students at Fernandina Beach High School presented their collection of Toys-For-Tots to the Marine
Corps on Nov. 25. The National Honor Society decided to have the toy drive for its November community
service project. The 4th period class that collected the most toys won a pizza party. Pictured is Marcia
Cline's 4th period class, the winner, presenting the toys to the Marines.
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Twilight book talk
More than 45 Fernandina Beach High School students participated in a book talk on the Twilight series
by Stephanie Meyer on Nov. 21. The event corresponded with the opening of the box office smash hit
movie "Twilight." Each of the students had read all four of the books in the series. The students enjoyed
a lunch with the Chik-fil-a cow, trivia questions, door prizes, and screenings of the movie trailers and
actor interviews. This was all provided by Media Specialist Laura Casto and Career Specialist Michelle
Arseneau. The box lunches were donated by Chik-fil-a.

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YArts Week
Noah Ledesma, 8, puts the finishing touches on his tree picture at
the Yulee YMCA Kid's Campus, above. Left, Jared Durrance and
Matthew Sotter, both 8, work on their tree pictures. All YMCA
branches had fun art-related programs and activities during Y
Arts Week, Nov. 3-9.




FRIDAY, December 5, 2008 SCHOOL NEWS News-Leader 13A


Giving spirit
The children at St. Michael Academy collected 375 pounds of food and $100 to be donated to the Nassau County Volunteer Center for the Thanksgiving holiday. The younger
children also participated in the Operation Christmas Child program by filling shoe boxes with small items to help make Christmas meaningful for children in Third World coun-

Brain Bowl winners
Callahan Intermediate
School held its annual
Science Brain Bowl recent-
ly. Winners in Heather
Farmer's grade three class
are Jonathan Yousefzada
and Austin Horton, top left
from left.
The grade four winner,
in Ms. Henderson's class,
is Alexis Hills, above.
The grade five winners,
in Ms. Jones' class, are
Rachel Hewett and Seth
Devereaux, left from left.

Top volunteers
Callahan Intermediate School recently announced its volunteers of the year. In
the Youth Division Hilary Carter, left, was chosen for her continued assistance to all
facets at CIS both in the front office and in the classroom. Even with her busy UNF
college schedule Sshe' ~ s tim'-H i . tiL'aTB ay sh -inV.' '-:--- . -
Dorothy lIker, righi1W ,t le t a ebMsiviii , I id" talent
who volunteers in the classrooms and with the music program. Her dedication goes
out to helping all children at CIS. She is willing to do whatever4t takes to make stu-
dents successful in their education at CIS by donating her time, talent and treasure.,
Volunteer Ethel Tyrrell, center, was selected in the Senior Division for her unend-
ing altruistic spirit. She has been serving classroom teachers since her children
were in school. Her nurturing grandmother's heart full of love is so supportive of
students at CIS.
Special congratulations also goes to Tyrrell, who was selected as Nassau County
School District winner. Tyrrell will represent the district at the state level.

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The Fernandina Beach Middle School soccer teams
hosted Callahan's Ramblers Tuesday. The FBMS Lady
Pirates (3-0) blanked Callahan 8-0. Emily Wilson scored
four goals and had an assist to celebrate her birthday.
Janica Castro scored two goals and Erin Joyce and
Ashley Kinsley scored one each. Kinsley also had a pair
of assists. Keeper Carra Thomas recorded a save. The
FBMS boys won 9-2. Above, FBMS's Josh Lesoine bat-
ties Kyle Raulerson for the ball. Right top, CMS's Kelsey
Lewis and Crissy Sayre fight for the ball. Right, Devin
Lendry prepares to kick the ball.




Pirates host the

Hornets tonight

The Pirates are 3-0 heading
into tonight's rivalry matchup
with the Yulee Hornets (4-1).
The junior varsity squads play
at 6 p.m. and the varsity tilt is at
7:30 p.m.
The Pirates pounded Mid-
dleburg 80-33 Monday.
'"We played well obviously,"
said Matt Schreiber, Fernan-
dina Beach High School boys
basketball coach. "Everybody
"One of the strengths of this
team is our depth. As of yet,
we have kind of had our way
early. The depth really does
keep other teams from being
able to get back in the game.
We seem to get stronger as the
game goes on."
Four Pirates were in double
figures on the scoreboard -
Jake Brogdon (18), Carlos
Holcey (13), Zach Rocheleau
(11) and Patrick Garvin (10).
Brogdon and Holcey had six
rebounds apiece and Chris
Keffer led with seven. Brogdon
also had two assists and three

steals and.Holcey had three
assists. Terin Dallas, Andrew
Vrancic and James Russell had
four rebounds each.
The Pirates, who play at
home tonight, have never lost
to Yulee, although one game
went into overtime.
"It's probably for our players
and our fans maybe our biggest
rivalry," Schreiber said. "Divide
a school in two and it's an
instant rivalry.
"I think it will be a totally
new situation with a new coach.
The school is established in its
third year."
The Pirates play at Bishop
Snyder Saturday and return
home Tuesday to host Trinity
Chrsitian..All three games are
district matchups.
The FBHS girls avenged a
preseason loss to West Nassau
with Tuesday's 56-41 victory
over the Lady Warriors.
"The girls played well,"
FBHS Coach Mike Landtroop
said. 'We had previously lost
to West Nassau in the presea-
son tournament at West Nassau
HOOPS Continued on 15A

Clemson T
Clemson has been extended an
invitation to the Konica Minolta Gator
Bowl in Jacksonville. The contest will
be played Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. and will be
nationally televised by CBS. Clem-
son's opponent will be named at a
later date.
Clemson has a 7-5 record enter-
ing the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
and has won four of its last five games,
including a 27-21 win over Boston
College in Boston and a 31-14 %\in
over South Carolina in the regular
season finale. The Tigers finished
strong under Head Coach Dabo
Swinney, who became interim head
coach Oct. 13 after Tommy Bowden
resigned. He was named head coach
Dec. 1.
Clemson's 4-1 record over the last
five games of the season ties for the
best among ACC teams and its 3-1
mark in the second half of the ACC
season is topped only by N.C. State's
4-0 finish to the ACC schedule.
Clemson ranks 19th in the nation in
the latest Sagarin computer rankings

igers will play in Gator Bowl Jan. 1
and played the 12th most difficult pose running and was named first- receptions as well. Kelly was a second-
-schedule in the nation, according to team All-ACC as a specialist this year. team AIl-ACC selection this year.
the NCAA. Spiller needs just 114 all-purpose run- Michael Hamlin, a first-team All-
"We are thrilled to be invited to ning yards to become Clemson's ACC safety, is the leader of Clemson's
the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl," career leader. He has 612 yards rush- defense. The graduate has six inter-
Swinney said. "Clemson has a proud ing and 430 yards receiving in addi- ceptions to rank in a tie for sixth in the
history in this bowl game dating back tion to ranking 12th in the nation in nation, and he has also contributed a
to Frank Howard's years as Clemson kickoff returns. His receptiontyardage team best nine pass deflections. His 15
head coach. It has long been one of total was a Clemson record for a run- passes defensed rank among the
the top bowl games in college football. ning back. national leaders as well. Hamlin is
It will be a great experience for our Harper ranked second in the ACC second on the Clemson team in tack-
players. especially our seniors, who inpassingefiiciency.and had a i~a9 l U^1 1 ' &ZainWas !8. er take-
have meant so much to our program." best 63.2 coipleuion prc rc litage. He' 'aways'I (te~bfions plus tumble
Clemson is led on offense by run- leads the ACC in passing yards per recoveries). He ranks second in.
ning backs James Davis and C.J. game with nearly 200 per contest. Clemson history in that category, just
Spiller, quarterback Cullen Harper .He has 501 career completions, sec- . one short of Terry Kinard's career
and wide receiver Aaron Kelly. Davis ond best in Clemson history. He owns record of 19 set between 1978-82.
has 725 yards rushing and has scored the Clemson record for completion Clemson's top tackler is linebacker
11 touchdowns this year. He needs percentage in a career and ranks sec- Kavell Conner, who has a career high
just 112 rushing yards in the Gator ond in efficiency. 114 stops. Graduate Chris Clemons is
Bowl to become Clemson's career Kelly is the ACC's career leader in third on the team in tackles with 84,
leader and two touchdowns to estab- receptions with 226 and needs just while freshman Brandon Maye is
lish a Clemson career record. He cur- 23 receiving yards in the bowl game fourth with 83. Maye was second in
rently has 49 after a three touchdown to become Clemson's all-time leader. the voting for ACC Defensive Rookie
performance against South Carolina He has 61 receptions for 648 yards of the Year.
in the regular season finale, and three scores this year. He is
Spiller leads the ACC in all-pur- Clemson's career leader in touchdown GATOR Continued on 15A


Pirates defeat

Warriors 4-2
The Pirate soccer team b'at cross-
county foe West Nassau 4-2 Nov. 25.
'"We played well enough to win,"
said Joshua Dunn, Fernandina Beach
High School boys soccer coach.
The Pirates rebounded from the
1-0 loss to Episcopal the night before..
"'We gave a good effort and recov-
ered well from the schooling Fleming
Island gave us (Nov. 22)," Dunn said.
The Pirates hosted Bishop Snyder
Thursday, travel to Trinity Christian
tonight and host Pensacola-Arnold
Saturday at 1 p.m.
The FBHS girls tied Paxon 2-2
Monday. Meghan Smith (Hope Swan
assist) and Jennifer Stelmach (Lauren
Moule assist) scored the goals.
The Lady Pirates are in Tallahassee
today for the two-day Timberwolf
Classic. They host Bishop. Snyder
Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Bowe teaches the teachers.

Ed Bowe, 47, has settled into his'
new position as director of instruc-
tion for Amelia Island Plantation Golf
School. Since taking over in June 2007,
he has also directed a trio of three-day
ESPN Golf Schools at AIRP. Another
one is scheduled this weekend.
"We focus on full swings, short
games and putting and then we'll go
out on the golf course with them in the
afternoon," Bowe said.
The ESPN school differs little from
other classes at AIP "other than it's
under the ESPN brand," Bowe said. "If
someone comes to stay at Amelia
Island Plantation, we'll do the same
thing for them if they want it. Usually
we customize a school to the client."
In addition to offering lessons and
clinics at the golf school, Bowe also
trains the local pros as well as those
teaching for ESPN. He serves as
director of instructor training for the
ESPN schools.
"The reason we do that is we want
a consistent message so if someone
goes to the school in Chicago and
they tell their buddies and their
friends go to Kansas City, they get a
similar experience," Bowe said. "In
golf instruction, they are a lot of dif-
ferent ideas out there."
Bowe has been a professional golf
instructor since 1987. He moved to
Amelia Island from outside Dallas,
Texas, where he worked at the Hank
Haney Golf Ranch.
"I've been trained by the best. So,
I put all that together and use it to
help everyone," he said. "Hank and I
were partnering up to run the ESPN
Golf School."
Haney is Tiger Woods' golf coach
and Bowe has spent a little time
around the PGA star. ,
"He's always so guarded, and when
you see him in press conferences,
he's trying to say the right thing,"
Bowe said. "But behind the scenes,
he's actually pretty funny."
The ESPN schools are open to the
public through a commuter program

Ed Bowe, director of instruction at Amelia Island Plantation, is pic-
tured with his children, Carter, 12, Bridget, 11, and Hannah, 8, at
Long Point Golf Club.

and AIP's Amelia River course is also
open to the public. Bowe plans to offer
a junior program two Saturdays a
month starting in the spring. Juniors
will get two hours of instruction for
just $15 a day.
Novices shouldn't be intimidated to
take a class from Bowe because he,
offers a "no-embarrassment" school.
"Most people's biggest fear when
they play golf is they are going to
embarrass themselves," he said. 'We
coach them on everything from check-
ing in, to how to get a golf cart, how
to drive the golf cart, where to stand
when the other players are playing. So
they understand a lot of those things

most golf lessons never go over. When
they go out to experience a round of
golf, they know the ropes.
"Obviously they want to hit it in
the air. So the goal is to get them every
time they try to hit a golf ball, at least
it gets airborne and then they feel like
a golfer."
Bowe, a conference champion in
college, holds the course record at
Long Point. He shot a 63.
"I can still score pretty well," he
said. "I can shoot 63-78. I'm a little
erratic. The problem with teachers is
we get paralysis by analysis. We ana-
lyze everything."
Call the school at 277-5976.

Rehab with Wnigames

Nintendo's Wii video game
system has'become another
tool in the rehabilitation program
for patients recovering from
strokes, fractures and surgery.
Soldiers recovering from combat
injuries are also using them. A regi-
men of stretching and lifting exer-
cises maybe seen by some as not
only painiil but also boring to per-
form. Wii may help with that Wii
games require the player, the
patient in this case, to perform
body movements similar to tradi-
tional therapy exercises. However,
many patients can become so
focused on the game that their pain'
is better controlled and therapy
becomes more fun so they are
more likely to do it.
Nintendo does not market Wii's
potential use in physical therapy
but company representative Anka
Dolecki said, "We are happy to see
that people are finding added bene-
fit in rehabilitation." :
Wii games most commonly
used for therapy are baseball, bowl-
ing, boxing, golf and tennis. For
those of you unfamiliar with Wii
video games, you hold a wireless
controller that controls the action
on the screen. For example, in ten-
nis you swing your arm like you
would to swing a racket and the
video "athlete" on the screen
swings just as you did.
The Hines Veterans Affairs
Hospital near Chicago put in a Wii
system for its spinal cord injury
unit. Pfc. Matthew Turpen, 22, par-
alyzed from the chest down in a car
accident while stationed in
Germany, plays Wii golf and bowl-
ing from his wheelchair. Turpen
reported the games help beat the
monotony of rehab. At Walter Reed
Army Medical Center, the games.
have helped those recovering from.
injuries during combat in Iraq. Lt.
Col. Stephanie Daugherty, Walter
Reed's chief of occupational thera-
py, noted the soldiers "think it's for
entertainment, but we know it's for

Health has been
using Wii games
at its Raleigh,
N.C., hospital for
patients as young
as nine "all the
way up to people
in their 80s," said
SPORTS Elizabeth Penny.
'T'P isRnTo "They're getting
MEDICINE improved
GREGORY endurance,
g . ReG Y strength, cgordi-
SkitH, M.D. nation," Periny
...- said.
WakeMed patient was Billy Perry.
Perry is a 64-year-old retired
Raleigh police officer recovering
from a stroke who stated, "It really
helps the body to loosen up so it
can do what it's supposed to do.'
. Currently the University of
Minnesota is conducting controlled
,trials to compare patients who
undergo a traditional therapy.pro-
gram versus those who participate
in a "Wiihab."'
There is no question that Wii
games do make you exert effort. I
have even seen a few patients suf-
fering from "Wii-itis," an overuse
syndrome caused by too much or
too aggressive play.' I had one
patient who came in and told me he
played tennis all day and his shoul-
der was killing him the next day.
When I questioned him further
about his play, it turned out that he
had been playing Wii, not "real"
This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicine
and safety. It is not intended to serve
as a replacementfor treatment by
your regular doctor Specific con-
cerns should be discussed with a
physician. Mail questions to Gregory
Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
For appointments, call 261-8787 or
visit www.gsmithmd.com.



Pop Warner meets
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner will meet
at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Parents are invited to par
ticipate in the annual open board nomination
meeting. All 2009 executive and at-large
board member positions are open for nomina
tion. Call Stacy Black at 310-6079 and leave
a message.

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.

FBMS footballfundraiser
A block of tickets to the 64th annual
Konica Minolta Gator Bowl (valued at $50 pei
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 football team. The Gator Bowl will be
played Jan. 1 in Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium with kickoff at 1 p.m. Buy tickets front
any football player or coach or call the school
at 321-5865.

Vendola back in the ring
Chris Vendola of Fernandina Beach is 6-0
as a professional boxer and will be back in
the ring Dec. 12 at Bourbon Street Station,
1770 St. Johns Bluff Road, Jacksonville.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first fight is
at 7:30 p.m.
Chris Wingate of Fernandina Beach
makes his pro debut. Sherman Williams, a
heavyweight boxer with a 38:5 record and a
pair of belts, fights in the main event. Tickets
start at $20 and can be purchased in advance
by calling 556-1679 or at the door.

Reindeer Run
Registration is open for the 2008 Reindeei
Run 5K/10K, walk and children's runs Dec.
'13. The 5K/1 OK runs and 1.5-mile walk will
start at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Certei
at 8:30 a.m. and run through Fort Clinch Stat
Park. This year's 5K/1 OK 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/1 OK runners and
walkers 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-arse-lse available'at www:arieliaip-
landrunhners.cdm. 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
Fernandina 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 from Dec. 10 to Jan.
10; $90 ($95) if registered from Jan. 11-17;
and $105 ($110) from Jan.; 1,8,until teams are
full. Register in'person frorfn 5:30-7 p.m. Jan.
7 and 13 and from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10 and
17. The ballpark is located at 1001 Beech St.,
Femandina Beach ..

Pop Waer coaches
Fernandina.Beach Pop Warner is accept-
ing applications for all 2009 football and chee
head and assistant coaches. Contact Stacy
Black at 310-6079. Leave a message.

Muscle strengthening
Walking and Muscle Strengthening is a
free program offered by the University of
Florida, .Nassau County Extension. Service.
The program is from 9-11 30 a.m Tuesdays
and Thursdays until Dec. 18. Meet.in the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, auditoriunr
to warm up and stretch. Bring walking shoes,
comfortable clothes and two-pobuntd hand
weights. Contact Meg McAlpine at 548-1116.

UATOR Continued from i4"
Clemson ranks among the-top teams in the
nation in many defensive categories. The Tigers
are ninth in the nation and first in the ACC in
scoring defense with a 16.6 average. That
includes four touchdowns scored' via returns
when the defense was not on the field. Clemson
is also 16th in the nation in total defense and
12th in pass defense . .
This will be Clemson's ninth appearance in
the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl, more than any
other school, but its first appearance since the
Jan. 1, 2001, contest when the Tigers lost to
Virginia Tech, 41-20. Clemson has a 4-4 overall
record in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.
Clemson's first appearance in the Gator
Bowl took place at the conclusion of the 1948
season. The Tigers defeated Missouri in a bat-
tle of Tigers 24-23, clinching a perfect 11-0 sea-
son for Frank Howard's team. Clemson also
participated in the Gator Bowls at the conclu-
sion of the 1951, 1977, 1978, 1986, 1989 and
1995 seasons.
Clemson's appearance in the Gator Bowl in
1977 ended an 18-year stretch without a bowl for
the Tigers program. Clemson. defeated Ohio
State, 17-15 in the Gator Bowl the following
year. That was Danny Ford's first game as
Clemson head coach. He had taken over for
Charley Pell, who had resigned at the end of the
regular season to become head coach at Florida.
A late interception by Charlie Bauman, the only
interception of his four-year career, clinched

Umpires needed
Baseball and softball umpires can earn
extra cash by joining the River City Umpires
Association. Contact Terry Padgett at (904)
879-6442 or Aaron Knowles at (904) 962-
7184. Visit www.rivercityumps.com.
Fitness programs
* OutFIT, outdoor fitness and conditioning
program for men and women of all levels to
get in better shape with whole body exercise
regimens that develop upper and lower body
strength, endurance, core strength, speed
- and agility. Includes daily workout schedules,
nutritional guidance, fitness education.
Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday at 6:45 a.m. or 9 a.m. Visit www.Per
sonalBestSports.net or call 624-0027.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee, offers step and sculpt, strength train-
ing and abs, buddy sculpt and step aerobics.
Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytimefitness.
com. FitKidz for ages 4-11 is also offered. Call
699-5408 or e-mail reedntoni@aol.com.
r - Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
offers nutritional counseling, personal training,
group fitness classes, strength training and
cardio, group cycling, childcare, juice bar, tan-
ning and saunas. Flexible membership
options. Visit www.clubl4fitness.com.
n * The McArthur Family YMCA, 19,15
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080 or visit www.firstcoastymca.
org. Programs are also offered in Yulee (call
225-2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).

Zumba classes
, *iKinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St. Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
S.Bean S6hool of Dance, 25 N. Third St.
Call 261-DANC.
.A Chance To Dance, 474378 SR200. Call
753-3407 or email buffyactd@gmail.com.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
e fitness.com.
S* Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
Femandina Beach. Call 261-0557.

r Yoga classes
SY Yoga, 961687-201 E Gateway Blvd.,
offers a stretch and strengthening class,
r pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
e beach yoga and basic yoga. Call 415-9642.
" * �,Dome Healing Center, 5024 First Coast
Hwy., offers Sivananda/ Amrit style yoga for
all.levels and Amrit Yoga Nidra Meditation and
Relaxation classes. Call 277-3663 or visit
* Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St., offers
- yoga for adults. Call 321-2864 or 415-3036.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
* Personal Best Sports. Visit www. Person
4alBestSports.net or call Deborah Dunham,
(904) 624-0027.
s, . d Rejuyacations offers.yoga and
' T.l4ctatNassa'-Thealth Foods, 833 TJ."'
Courson Road. Call 415-3036 or 277-3158.

Challenger Bowling
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for'
the physically and mentally challenged meets
the second Saturday of the month from 3-5
p.m. at the Strikers Family Bowling Center in
Yulee. Call Melinda Willaford at 261-3136.

Sailing ubmeets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club. Social
hour is at 6:30 p.m; the meeting starts at 7:30
p.m. Call Commodore Joe Blanchard at 277-
4257 or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.

Jd acksonville Ice & Sportsplex is open. The
existing rink and the Metro Square Office
Park ownership group have decided to bring
both the existing ice and sports facility togeth-
er to offer 100,000 square feet of sports and
meeting space to Jacksonville.
r The new combined entity will continue to
offer hockey and figure skating programs, and
will expand to offer sports programming as
well as a variety of camps. It offers over
20'000 continuous square feet of meeting
space. Currently the facility is negotiating
partnerships for event planning, team build-
ing, catering and specialty programming,
A Snow Day holiday ice show is Dec. 13 at
11:45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Public ice skating con-
tinues daily. Both ice skating and hockey
Classes begin new sessions in January.
Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex is located at
3605. Philips Highway. Visit www.jaxiceand
sportsplex.com or call (904) 399-3223.

the victory for the Tigers. I
Clemson had a 2-0 record in the Gator Bowl
in the 1980s, a 27-21 win over Stanford in 1986
and a 27-7 win over West Virginia,in 1989. The
win over West Virginia was the final game for
Danny Ford as Clemson head coach. West Vir-
ginia had played for the National Championship
the previous year. The 1989 Clemson vs. West
Virginia game attracted a crowd of 82,911, still
the record crowd for the Gator Bowl.
Virginia Tech defeated Clemson 41-20 in
the Tigers last Gator Bowl appearance at the
end of the 2000 season. The game was a battle
of mobile quarterbacks, as the Tigers featured
Woody Dantzler and Virginia Tech featured
Michael Vick.
This will be Clemson's first appearance on
CBS since the 1989 season when the Tigers
defeated Virginia at Clemson, 34-20.
"We are very excited that the Clemson
Tigers won their way back into the Gator Bowl
and we are looking forward to hosting their
legions of fans in Jacksonville," said Brian Goin,
chairman of the Gator Bowl Association. "It is
also exciting to note that this will be the ninth
time Clemson has played in the Gator Bowl
Classic, setting a new Gator Bowl record as
the university with tlh most Gator Bowl appear-
ances by one team."
Visitwww.kmbssports.com to register for a
chance to win a trip for two to the 2009 Konica
Minolta Gator Bowl. The contest is open to
those 21 years and older. Sweepstakes ends
Dec. 12.


The Fernandina Beach high School wrestling team dressed up for an inaugural beauty
pageant fundraiser Nov. 14 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. The night also
included a chili cook-off and silent auction. Proceeds benefited the Pirate grapplers as
well as the area organization that offers free mammograms for those in need. Pictured
above, from left, are Jeremy Jutras, Bobby Nicholas, Ian McEwen, Beau Baxter, Jake
Coombs, Stefanos Tartanio, Jordan Tudor, Garrett Sharpe, Donnie Moore and Sean
Watkins. Below left, Lilly McCloskey, the lone female on the wrestling team, dressed
as a man.and is pictured with teammate Garrett Sharpe. Ian.McEwen, below right,
took first place in the beauty pageant.

FBHS Coach John Williams presents the second-place award to senior wresder
Donnie Moore, left. Sean Watkins took third place, right.


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Parks & Recreation Anytime Fitness 6. Palace 8 Sun Gallery 12-4
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Adult Co-ed Softball T.A. Sports 29 T.A. Sports 13 , Foster Drywall 9-6
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Nov. 24 . Palace Saloon 7-8
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* FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL C-.: 11 u Frr.,r.,3r. 3.:r, 6':(C Jiar. . 81HI.P KEt t ) I.'
Boys Basketball &,.: I BtAVErcurT' i,,' 6 .Ir. , UIJLEE 5 .'.
Dec. 5 YULEE*' ' - 6/7:30 Dec. 18-19 COUNTY TOURNAMENT TBA- Jan. 9 atTrinity , 6:00
Dec. 6 at Bishop Snyder' 6/7:30 Jan. 6 'at Baldwin : 6:00 Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 5:30
Dec. 9 TRINITY' 6/7:30 Jan. 8 EPISCOPAL 6:00 Jan. 15 EPISCOPAL 6:00
Dec. 12 at West Nassau*' 67:30 Jan. 9 at Trinity Christian ' 6:00 Jan. 20-23 District at lles TBA
Dec. 13. HILLIARD 4:30/7:30 'Jan. 12 WEST NASSAU 6:00 *District 4-3A . '
Dec. 46 'at Baldwin' 6/7:30 . Jan. 13 at Episcopal , . 6:00,,
Dec. 18-20 at Port Charlotte tourney 8:30 Jan. 16 at Bishop Snyder, 6:00 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Dec. 19-20 JV tourney at WNHS TBA' Jan. 21 BOLLES . ' " 6:00 Wrestling
Dec. 29-30 at Bishop Snyder tourney, TBA Jan. 23 FERNANDINA BEACH 6:00 Dec. 5-6 at Terry Parker tourney TBA
Jan. 6 at Ribault* 6/7:30 Jan. 27 HILLIARD 6:00 Dec. 10 at First Coast 4:00
Jan. 9 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30 Jan. 30- District TBA Dec. 12-13 Capital City, Tallahassee 12:00
Jan. 10 atBolles* 6/7:30 , Dec. 18 COUNTY TBA
Jan. 16 atYulee '617:30, YULEE HIGH SCHOOL - Jan. 7 .atFletcher 5:00
Jan. 20. at Trinity - 6/7:30 'GIrls Soccer, Jan. 9-10 Clay tournament 12:00
Jan. 23 EPISCOPAL '6/7:30 'Dec. 8 WEST NASSAU 5:30 Jap. 15 FIRSTCOAST 6:00
Jan. 24 , atHilllard 6/7:30 'Dec. 9 at Baldwin 6:00 Jan. 21 SANDALWOOD 5:00
Jan. 27 BOLLES . 6/7:30 Dec. 10 at Ribault 5:30 Jan. 23-24 Terry Parker JV dual 3:00
Jan. 30-31 JOHNNY T. SMITH (county) TBA Dec. 15 at Jackson . 5:30 Feb.7 'District 3-1A TBA
Fe-o . 1 DiSTRICTTC'.ijRtj.tEI iT TBA Dec. 17 atRaines .5:30 Feb. 13-16 Region 1-1A at Starke TBA:
*DieII.I ,l4.3A gmpI.:.,. i,,fIrr, ;,-.,,,3 Dec. 18, atLee . 5:30 Feb. 19-21 State at Lakeland 10:00
Jan. 8 atFernandina Beach 5:30
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Jan. 13 at Trinity Christian 5:30 . YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
S Boys Basketball Jan. 15 atWest'Nassau 5:30 Soccer
Dec. 5.- at Fernandina Beach' 6/7:30 DecD 9 .9 FERNANDINA 5/6:30
Dec. 9 at Ribault' 6/7;30 ' YULEE'HIGH SCHOOL Dec. 16 County at YHS TBA
Dec. 12 BISHOP SNYDER* 617:30. Boys Soccer Jan. 8 Conference playoffs 6:00
Dec. 13 at Trinity Christian' "16/7:30 Dec. 5 ARNOLD , 7:00 Jan. 10 Conference championship 12:00
Dec. 16 at Bolles' . 6/7:30 Qec. 8 WEST NASSAU 7:30' Note: Girls play first match
Dec. 19-20 Emmitt.G.'Coakley Classic (WN) Dec. 17 at Raines 5:30
Jan. 2-3 at Menendez tournament Dec: 18 LEE . 7:00 YULEE MlDDLE SCHOOL
Jan. 5 PQNTE VEDRA 6/7:30 Jan. 3 at Mandarin Christian 11am 'B Team Basketball
Jan. 9 at Baldwin . 6/7:30 Jan. 8 at Fernandina Beach 7:20 Dec.1 ' at Callahan 5/6:15
Jan. 13 EPISCOPAL'. 6/7:30 Jan. 13 at Trinity Christian 7:30 Dec. 2 at Fernandina, 5/6:15
Jan. 15 \ TRINITY'CHRISTIAN 6/7:30 .Jan. 15 at West Nassau . 7:30 Dec. 8 at Hilliard 5/6:15
Jan. 16 , FERNANDINA BEACH 6/7:30 Dec. 9 FERNANDINA 5/6:15
Jan. 20 BOLLES , 6/7:30 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Dec. 13 County at Callahan
Jan. 23 at West Nassau .6/7:30 Boys Soccer s Note: Girls play first except Dec. 2 and Dec. 8
Jan. 30-31 Johnny T. Smith (FBHS) Dec. 5 at Trinity Christian' 7:00
. . Dec. 10 at Terry Parker 5:30/7:20 Basketball
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Dec. 11 RIBAULT* , 5:30 Dec. 2 at Callahan 5/6:30
Girls Basketball Dec. 12 'PROVIDENCE 5:30/7:20, Dec: 4 at Baker County 5/6:30
Dec. 8 BISHOP SNYDER 6:00 Dec 16 BOLLES* 5:3017:20 Dec. 9 FERNANDINA 2 03:45
Dec. 11 YULEE' 6:00 Jan. 7 at Clay 5:30/7:20 Dec. 16 at Hilliard 5/6:30
Dec. 13 HILLIARD 6:00 Jan. 8 YULEE 7:20 Jan. 8 z 'CALLAHAN 5/6:30
Dec. 18-19 County at Yulee TBA Jan. 9 TERRY PARKER 5:30/7:20 Jan. 13, BAKER COUNTY 5/6:30
Jan. 8 at Baldwin 6:00 Jan. 12 at Pro'idence 5:30/7:20 Jan. 15 at Fernandina 2/3:45
Jan. 12 EPISCOPAL* 6:60 Jan. 13 WESTNASSAU 7:20 Jan. 17 County at FBMS.
Jan. 15 at West Nassau 6:00 Jan. 16 MIDDLEBURG 5:30/720 Girls play first except Dec. 9 and Jan. 15
Jan., 16 BOLLES 6:00 Jan. 20 at Ridgeview 5:30/7:20
Jan. 22 TRINITY 6:00 Jan. 22 at Wolfson . 5:30/7:20 FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Jan. 23 at Yulee 6:00 Jan. 26-30 District at Episcopal TBA Soccer
Jan. 24 at Hilliard 6:00 'District 4-3A Dec. 2 CALLAHAN .5:30/7
Jan. 27 at Baker County 6:00 Dec. 3 at Lakeside 4:15/4:15
Feb. 2-7 District 4-3A at Baldwin TBA FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Dec. 5 PROVIDENCE (girls) 5:30
*District 4-3A Girls Soccer " Dec. 8 PROVIDENCE (boys) 5:30
Dec. 5-6 Timberwolf, Tallahassee TBA Dec. 9 at Yulee 5/6:30
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL Dec, 9 BISHOP SNYDER' 6:00 Dec. 13 County at Yulee TBA
GIrls Basketball Dec. 11 at Ribault' 6:00 Dec. 18 at Providence 5/6:30
Dec. 5 BALDWIN 6:00 Dec. 15 BOLLES* 6:00 Jan. 8 Division playoffs (North bye)
Dec. 10 at Ribault 6:00 Dec. 17 PAXON 6:00 Jan. 10 Conference championships TBD

HOOPS Continued from 14A
and the girls came out ready to play this time.
"The girls played with much more poise on
offense this time as well as playing much more
aggressively on the defensive end. Everyone
made an effort to attack the rim on offense and
help each other on defense. We continue to get
better each and every game."

Ebony Peterson led the Lady Pirates with 13
points. She also had four steals. Whitney Small
had 12 points, two rebounds, three assists and
five steals. Symone Mitchell had 10 points.
McKenzie McBride had nine points and four
rebounds. Sarah Parker pulled down five boards.
The Lady Pirates host Bishop Snyder Monday
and Yulee Thursday. Tip-off for both games is 6



Judy Martin, left, is pictured with a keeper gag grouper for dinner. Roland Martin, right, uses his bass fishing expertise when fighting saltwater game fish like this big Amelia
Island grouper.

Cooler water attracting delicious sea bass

With the surf water tempera-
I ture down to 61 degrees, a
lot of both good and bad
things are happening with.
our local fishing picture.
The bad thing is that recent cold
nights have dropped water temperatures
down to the low 60s and most of our
trolling species, including king mackerel,
cobia and barracuda, have moved far off-
The good news is colder water temper-
atures have attracted excellent eating sea
bass close to some of the nearshore fish
Gag grouper should be on a big bite
this weekend and. savvy fishermen should

fill their limit with excellent eating red
I would recommend starting at some
of the nearshore fish havens first, includ-
ing inshore FA, the Nassau Bottom or
KBY fish havens. Be sure to scout the fish
'havens first with your boat's fish recorder
to see if any fish are holding on the struc-
ture. If there is a slow drift, avoid anchor-
ing. Drifting over the structure and fish-
ing with fresh squid will surely save time
when testing an offshore bottom struc-
Sea trout are still on a big bite at the
mouth of Egans Creek during the entire
falling tide. Sea trout, flounder,
sheepshead and redfish are holding at the

St. Marys jetty rocks during the falling
Redfish will be biting during the.last of
the falling tide and during the first of the
incoming tide at the deep sides of boat
docks and deep sloughs bordering large
mud flats with oysterbars. Fish on the bot-
tom with live shrimp on a 1/4-ounce jig.
head or a new penny-colored Berkley
Gulp, also fished with a 1/4-ounce jig
Bull whiting are running in the surf
along with bluefish weighing to two
pounds. The rock jetties located at the
southern end of Amelia Island are holding
sea trout during the moving tides. The
George Grady fishing pier is giving up sea

trout, puppy drum and redfish.
Lofton Creek is offering bass weighing
to five pounds during the low falling and
incoming tides. Fish with live shiners
under a small float close to shoreline
Tides this weekend will find a low tide
arriving at 7:30 a.m. and a high tide at
1:30 p.m.

The News-Leader encourages local
anglers to submit photographs of their
catches. E-mail photos to bjones@ fbnews
leader, com, mail them to P.O. Box 766,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035 or drop
them by 511 Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
Call Beth Jones at 261-3696.





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The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (visit www.fbfl.us) offers
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 Mon-
daysWednesdays and.
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a-m.-to 3 p.m. and -
Saturdays from 11 a'.m. to4
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. to4 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.
* Register for the Fernan-
dina Beach S.K.A.T.E.
League through-Jan. 13.
Weekly games, two-person
teams, three-month season.
Fee is $10. Call Russ
Johnson at 277-7350.
* Swim/snorkel with mana-
tees in Crystal River Dec. 22
or Feb. 21. Ages 10 and up.
Fee ($60) includes Manatee
Experience, transportation
and snorkeling gear, if need-
ed. Tentative agenda avail-
able at the Atlantic Center or
e-mail Kathy Russell at krus-
sell@fbfl.org. Register at the
Atlantic Center.,
* Flag.football tournament
Jan. 3 at the Fernandina
Beach Athletic Complex on
Bailey Road. Format is four-
on-four with Let-It-Fly rules.
Men's and coed divisions
,(coed requires at least one
female). Round robin or pool
play followed by single or dou-
ble elimination. Team fee is
$75, due Dec. 30. Register at
the Atlantic Recreation Cen-
ter. Rules meeting is at 8 a.m.
the day of the tournament.
Games begin at 9 a.m. Call
Jay at 277-7364 (jrobert
son@fbfl.6rg) or Jason at
277-7256 (jbrown@fbfl.org).
* Winter Challenge co-ed
softball tournament Jan. 24 at
the Ybor Alvarez softball fields
is open to all city league
teams and prospective teams
for spring season. Round

robin play is followed by sin-
gle elimination for the top
three teams. Teams must sup-
ply 11-inch and 12-inch
.44cor/375 compression soft-
balls and have matching uni-
form shirts. Team fee is $110,
due Jan. 19. First-place ieam
wins T-shirts and half-price
spring fee ($200). Runner-up
prize will also be awarded.
Registerat the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Call Jason at 277-7256 or e-
mail jbrown@fbfl.org.
* Register for the adult win-
ter basketball league through
Feb. 6 at the Atlantic Center.
Team fee is $350 and due
Feb. 6. Captain's meeting
Feb. 11 at Peck Gym. Games
played Monday and Thursday
nights at Peck Gym beginning
Feb. 16, Call Jay.at 277-7364
or e-mail jrobertson@fbfl.org.
* 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:
required) is Mondays, Wed-
nesdays and Fridays from 11-
11:55 a.m. Cost is $50 per
month for city residents and
$55 per month for non-city
residents 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.
SPrivate swini 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 Femandina Beach
Scuba Club meets at 6 p.m.
the second Friday each
month at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation C hter. Call Kathy
Russell, 753'-1143; or e-mail
krussell@ fbfl.org.
* PADI open water scuba
certification is available.
Participants must provide their
own masks,'snorkels, fins,
, booties and weight belts. Fee
is $250 (additional fee-for
check-out dives). Register at
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Call Kathy Russell at

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Aunt Bobbie's 'Holiday Black Cherry Salad'

My Aunt Bobbie (middle
name: Tom) was another
great cook in the family,
but this is the only
recipe of hers that survived after her
death in 1984.
As a young girl, I was in awe of
her. My father's only sister, she lived
in New Orleans with her husband,
Uncle John O'Neil, a longshoreman,
and their only child, a son we still
call Johnnie.
Bobbie had a perfect complexion,
high cheekbones, blue eyes, and
flaming orange hair that reached
past her knees. She always wore it in
a sort of Victorian-style bun on top of
her head. She refused to wear mini
skirts when they were at the height
of fashion. She was unique, stylish
and outspoken. (My mother referred
to her as "domineering" but I was
too young and enthralled to notice.)

Their house was
� . . on wide, tree-lined
St. Charles Avenue,
with its streetcar
" .I line to downtown.
. Tulane and Loyola
' Universities were a
few blocks the
. J other way, plus
Audubon Park with
BODACIOUS its zoo, live oaks
COOK and carousel.
Grandma lived
toward the down-
Angela town off of St.
Daughtry Charles Avenue on
Valence Street.
Uncle Burns, my father's brother,
was a salesman at the famous Henry
Stern antique store on Royal Street
in the French Quarter.
As a child, I loved the moldering,
European charm of New Orleans. Its

Bobbie had a perfect com-
plexion, high cheekbones,
blue eyes, and flaming
orange hair that reached
past her knees.

exotic French-Creole culture
appealed to me, as well as the hidden
dangers of its dark streets.
(Fernandina has a similar albeit
smaller charm, minus the crime,
voodoo culture and ever-present
smell of mildew.)
I stayed with Bobbie and Uncle
John for a few months as a teenager
in 1975 when I was having "prob-
lems." Fortunately for me, Bobbie
was a lot more lenient than my par-

ents, and allowed me to go down to
the French Quarter by myself,
where I took an art class and hung
around Jackson Square.
It was during that time that I had
some of Bobbie's great cooking,
including her own homemade dinner
rolls and carob cookies. She showed
me how to add chicory and hot milk
to your coffee, New Orleans-style.
She was the first "grown-up" per-
son I knew to embrace the natural
food movement, and had me drink-
ing a horrible but supposedly
healthy concoction of brewer's yeast
and orange juice.
She was also the one to teach me
that you should always add a little
fresh lemon juice to a salad, thus
keeping the ingredients from going
This Jell-o salad is incredibly *
easy and its color will brighten up

your holiday table. It's also quite
Thanks, Aunt Bobbie. I still miss


2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 cup chopped celery
1 3-oz package black cherry Jell-o
2 cups whole pitted black cherries
1 cup pecan pieces
1 8-oz package cream cheese
Dissolve Jell-o in boiling water.
Add cold water and chill in refrigera-
tor until partially set. Add cherries,
nuts, celery and cream cheese
(which should be cut into bite-size
pieces). Mix and congeal.

All aboard the Polar Express!

Library program
is first of three

funded by state grant

The Fernandina Beach branch of the
Nassau County Library System is planning a
holiday event to promote family literacy and
stimulate the local economy. The event will
be funded in part by a grant the library was
recently awarded, according to Dawn
Bostwick, Nassau County library director.
The Nassau County Library System had
to compete for the Community Libraries in
Caring Grant, Bostwick said. "The grant is
given by the state, and we received $5,000,"
she said.
Bostwick said the grant will be spent on
an expanded version of an event the library
held last year, the Polar Express. The event
featured holiday story readings at the
library, cookies and hot chocolate, and trol-
ley rides to points of interest downtown.
This year's event, scheduled for Dec. 13
from 1-5 p.m., will be similar but greatly
expanded. "We had over 900 people who
came last year. With the grant funds we can
do this on a much larger scale," she said.
"We're going to have stories and visits with
Santa. Starbucks of both Yulee and
Fernandina are providing the cookies, and
we have contracted with the trolley again.
He'll go to the visitors' depot downtown,
then to City Hall, then to the Amelia Island
Museum of History, then back to the library.
"We have readers at each stop, and
Mayor (Bruce) Malcolm has agreed to be
the reader at City Hall," she added. "... Each
of our/reading stations for Polar Express is
going to have a theme. The library is going
to be popular holiday tales. The museum is
going to be Victorian holiday tales, and the
visitors' depot is going to be international
holiday tales. The mayor is going to be help-
ing us with popular holiday tales."
Bostwick encouraged families to arrive

Patrons ride the "Polar Express" for a storytelling tour of downtown Fernandina
Beach, courtesy of the Nassau County Libraries and Friends of the Library.

Ticket information
Listen to favorite holiday stories, cre-
ate your own tree ornament, sip hot
cocoa and enjoy cookies at the
Fernandina Beach branch library, then
nde the trolley to the visitors' depot, City
Hall and other slops in historic down-
town on Dec. 13 from 1-5 p.m.
Get free trolley tickets in advance at
the library. For details, call 277-7365.

early for the event. "During our Polar
Express, the first 1,000 children will get a
free tote bag," she'said. "It'll have our spon-
sors on it, our logo, and there will be a book
in there for them as well."
She said she hoped the event would also

bring customers to local businesses. "I'm
going to create' a flier with our local busi-
nesses on it who are offering incentives for
people who wish to shop," she said. I have.
about 30 merchants signed up right now
with a discount with me," but other mer-.
chants could still sign up, she added.
Because of the grant and the sponsorship
of the Friends of the Library, bookstore con-
sultants Paz and Associates and Prosperity
Bank, the library will be able to hold similar
events next year. "February 14 we're going
to do 'Vintage Express,' and we'll be cele-
brating our Victorian heritage," Bostwick,
said. "And on April 11, we're going do
'International Express,' and we'll be celebrat-
ing our international heritage."
For more information, call 277-7365.


gifts for the

wine lover
For the News-Leader
G ifts often show how little we know
about a person; nothing annoys us
more than being shoved into the wrong
pigeonhole. A gift needn't be expensive
to be appreciated, just appropriate. While we
don't need a psychological profile to come up
with the right gift, some consideration of who
the person is will lead us in the right direction.
If someone is a wine connoisseur, don't give
him a cheap California
chardonnay. The only
wine I would present to i NE
those who know their ,
wines is something _ ERS
unusual and different.
For example, I've _
written before about Norun, Cynihiaii, i -rap
developed in the early 1800s by a Richmond, Va.,
doctor under an experimental program begun by
Thomas Jefferson. Norton/Cynthiana (the grape
developed under different names in different
parts of the U.S. through the 19th century) was'
America's best selling wine at the time of
Prohibition. It recently has gained new life in
vineyards in Virginia, Georgia, Missouri and
Arkansas. One of these is Chrysalis Vineyards in
northern Virginia. You can order an assortment
of Norton wines from the Chrysalis website now
and get a $10 flat shipping charge as well as a 10
percent discount on a half case of wine, or 15
percent on a full case. They have the 100 percent
Norton and Sarah's Patio Red, an off-dry Norton
ros6; pair the two in a gift box (found in several
Amelia Island shops) along with a history of
Norton that you print out from the website and
you have an ideal gift for the connoisseur who
thinks he has everything.
There are many other small wineries with
WINE Continued on 2B


The Annual Christmas Glow
sponsored by the Woman's
Club of Fernandina Beach will
be held on Dec. from 5:30-8:30
p.m. at the Woman's Club
Clubhouse at 201CJean La ite
Blvd. Just follow the luminaries
to the clubhouse. Enjoy face painting, entertain-
ment 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. Call 261-4885.

The Dance Alive
National Ballet Company,

assisted by local children, will' '-
perform "The Nutcracker" at 7 . .
p.m. tonight at Fernandina ., , ..
Beach Middle School. Tickets " ~
are $25 for adults and $5 for
children and available at the - "
Amelia Arts Academy, The Ocean
Club at Amelia Island Plantation and Lisa Allen's
Dance Works. For more information, call 277-1225.

Redbones Dog Bakery and Boutique will hold

its 9th annual "Parade of Paws" -
down Centre Street on Dec. 6.
Bring your pooch dressed in
holiday attire - prizes and tro-
phies 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, pgt photographers and arts and crafts
for sale at Redbones. Call 321-0020.

The public is invited to attend
the premiere of "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 Fernandina Beach and will fea-
ture 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 Journey" is a new Christmas cantata about
stars throughout the Bible, beginning with

Genesis and continuing to the Star of Bethlehem.
Patricia Bloebaum, Jacksonville, conceived the
work and wrote the book and the lyrics. Jane
Lindberg, Fernandina Beach, composed the
mr music and arranged the score for SATB choir,
Soprano Solo, Piano, Flute, Clarinet and
Percussion. The concert is free. For more informa-
t, ion, call 225-0575.

Enjoy the Amelia Arts Academy's New
Horizon's Concert Band, directed by Richard
Dickson, in a program of holiday and Christmas
music at the next Courtyard Nights at the Florida
Community College Betty P. Cook Nassau Center
on Dec. 12 from 7:30-9 p.m. inside the Lewis "Red"
Bean Technical Career - Nassau Room.
Courtyard Nights is sponsored by the FCCJ
Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, the News-Leader
and the Nassau County Record. It is free and
open to the public. Light refreshments will be
available but individuals may bring their own.
Alcohol not permitted. Call 548-4400.
Submit items to Sidn Perry, sperry@fbnewsleader.com


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Amelia Community
Theatre presents the roman-
tic comedy "Coming Apart"
by Fred Carmichael. The mar-
riage of a humor columnist
and his wife, a romance nov-
elist, is on the rocks. As they
contemplate divorce, they
decide to share the same
apartment on a six-month trial
basis, while attempting to
divide their belongings.
Performances are at 8
p.m. tonight and Dec. 6.
Tickets are $16 adults; $10
students. Amelia Community
Theatre is located at 209
Cedar St. Box Office hours
are 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Call 261-6749.

RAIN Humane Society
will hold a fundraiser side-
walk sale today and Dec. 6
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
back garage door of Eileen's
Arts and Antiques at the cor-
ner of Centre and Seventh
streets, Fernandina Beach.

The Fernandina Pirates
will descend upon the Great
Camden County Chili Cook-
Off on Dec. 6 at the Waters
Edge subdivision on Haddock
Road in Kingsland, Ga., from
11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
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 event benefits the
Humane Society of Camden
County, Inc. For information
call (912) 729-7141.

Join a park ranger on Dec.
7 at 1 p.m. to learn about the
stinging animals of the
ocean and discover where
stingrays live, how jellyfish
move, and why the
Portuguese Man of War only
stings and never bites. The
program will take place at
pavilion five on Little Talbot
Island. No reservations are
necessary and the program is
free with regular park admis-
sion. Call the ranger station at
(904) 251-2320.

The Pink Ribbon Ladies
will hold a holiday potluck on
Oec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the
0Ehference Room at Baptist.
Medical Center Nassau. This
will replace the regular month-
ly meeting for this month only.
Bring a covered dish to share.

The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island is open to all
women who reside in Nassau
County. All are welcome to

* * *

attend a coffee gathering on
Dec. 9. To receive more infor-
mation, visit http://newcomer-
sclubofameliaisland.com or
call 225-8098.
* * *
Join the naturalists at
Amelia Island Plantation Dec.
13 or Dec. 26 from 4:30-6
p.m. as they watch Amelia's
beautiful birds come in for
the night. As you travel
around Amelia Island
Plantation you may spot
egrets, herons, wood ducks
and other birds feeding and
roosting as you enjoy the view
of the sun setting over the
marsh. Meet at Amelia Island
Plantation's nature center.
Cost is $10 per person, binoc-
ulars provided. Call 321-5082
to reserve your spot.

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its December luncheon
meeting at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Dec. 18. The speaker
will be former state repre-
sentative Aaron Bean on
issues facing the state and
Nassau County. These
include the potential 2009
budget deficit, property taxes
and the balanced growth chal-
lenges facing the county. All
men are invited. Tickets are
$15 in advance and $17 at
the door. For reservations, call
Bob Keane at 277-4590.
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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 protection,
bug juice, comfortable walking
shoes and optionally field
guides and binoculars.
Meet in the parking lot at
the entrance to the Greenway
behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave. Walks will depart
at 9 a.m., maintain a leisurely
pace and proceed to Jasmine
Street. These walks are free
and open to the public. Call
904-277-7350 or visit

The community is invited
to join in a Solstice
Celebration ai North Beath
Park on Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m.
There will be a ceremony,
drumming and a picnic. For
more information call Eliza at

Take a trip with the natural-
ists of Amelia Island
Plantation's Nature Center to

Register early for Amelia Arts Academy
spring group classes Dec 15-19 and pay
n.:' lep.isnation tee Classes begin the week of
Jan 12 Scholarships and tuition assistance
Sare a,Vailable Call 277-1225

The Instant Groove Band plays every
Tiursd,:y from 8 pm to 12 a.m. in the lobby
Ic-ungqe at The Riz-Carlton. Amelia Island.
Call (9041 556-6772 or e-mail
TIGBand@aol com.

Applebees. 2006 S. Eighth St., D.J. Roc
an. karaoke 9:30 p.m.-12.30 a.m. Monday.
Call 206-4300

Beech Street Grill, 801 Beech St., John
Springer on piano Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday Call 277-3662.
* * *
Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St., live enter-
iainrent Call 277-5269.

Canopy Moon. 105 S. Third St., live
Music from 8-10 pm Fridays Call 261-6622
or e-mail canopymoonl3@'comcast net

Falcon's Nest. Amelia Island Plantation.
DJ Fridays and Saturdays 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Frisky Mermaid Bar & Grille, 22 South
Third St., bluegrass night Mondays; songwnt-
ing contest Wednesdays 7 p.m.-midnight;
blues and lazz Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m.-
midnight: shag dancing and lessons 4-8 p.m.
Sunday Call 261-3300.

Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St. Call 321-

Highway 17 Tavern, 850532 US 17
South, "ulee, free line dance lessons 6-7
p.m. and swing dance lessons 7-8 p.m.
Wednesday through Sunday; karaoke with
Phil 8 p m. Tuesday; live music 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 9 p.m. Friday and
Saturday, and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 225-9211.

O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St.. live music Thursday through
Saturday Call 261-1000.

The Mill, 96032 Victona's Place, Yulee,

the Okefenokee Swam
Dec. 27 from 1-7:30 p.i
Enjoy a sunset boat ride
then be on the lookout f
glowing eyes of alligator
the dark. Meets at Amel
Island Plantation Nature
ter, transportation and s
provided. Cost is $50 pe
adult (12 and older) and
per child. RSVP to 321-

Take a walk on the w
side after dark at the
Jacksonville Zoo on D
ff om5-11:30 p.m. Get u
close and personal with
mal encounters and.a b
the scenes tour. ,Cost is
per person and includes
transportation from Ame
Island Plantation and a
dinner. Call 321-5082 to
up by Dec. 21.

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country line dancing and couples dance les-
sons Saturday, karaoke with DJ Daddy 'O
Tuesday: line dance lessons 8-9 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday; singing contest
Friday. Call (904) 432-8136

The Palace Saloon. 117 Cenlre St. Live
entertainment. Call 491-3332.

Pompeo's Paradise Lounge, 302 Centre
St., live music at 9 p.m. in the courtyard.
Karaoke Thursday, Fnday and Saturday Call

Rivers Edge, 915 South 14th SI Live
entertainment Fndays and Saturdays. Call

Sandy Bottoms, 2910 Atlantic Ave., high
energy karaoke with DJ Lamar and his wife,
Andrea, Fridays at 9 p m.; Macy's live on
Wednesday. Call 310-6904.

Seabreeze Lounge and Sports Bar,
2702 Sadler Road. live music.
Call 277-2300.

Slider's Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave. Live entertainment. Call 277-6652
* * *
Striker's Family Bowling Center,
850822 US 17 South in Yulee, Mike Miller
Band 9 p.m.-2 a.m. tonight; Saturday 9 p.m.
to 2 a.m. karaoke with DJ Lamar and Rock
Candy; Teen Night 8-11 p.m. Tuesday (no
adults allowed) with cosmic bowling, music
videos, karaoke and dancing for ages 11-17.
Call 225-1077

The Surf Restaurant and Bar. 3199 S.
Fletcher Ave. Rod Stewart. aka Kenny
Holliday. tonight: live music most days; Santa
from noon-3 p.m Dec. 13. Call 261-5711.

Thyme World Cuisine. Gateway to
Amelia complex, David Cole, pianist, 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. Call 261-3827.
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Wicked Davey's Fancy Saloon, 232 N.
Second St. Live music Fridays and
Saturday; Live Jam Band Sundays 10 p.m.:
DJ AJ Wednesdays; Hupp live Thursdays.
Call 321-4224.

duct a three-day, all levels
flat-picking workshop Jan.
30 and 31 and Feb. 1 hosted
by The Florida House at 20-
22 S. Third St., Femandina
Beach. Workshop price is
$200. For information call
261-3300 or email innkeep-
ers @floridahouseinn.com.


vild Fernandina Little Theater
will hold auditions for "Jewel
ec. 29 Thieves" on Dec. 6 at 10:15
up a.m. at 1014 Beech St.
ani-. When the legendary
behind Mandarin necklace disap-
$45 pears from former film star
Gloria Desmond's safe, it
)lia becomes apparent that the
pizza countess visiting her, the new
sign butler and the mysterious
stranger with car trouble may
not be who they claim to be.
,on- Director is Jackie Eaton.
Needed are two men and two
women age 17 plus, all types
and ethnic backgrounds, no
acting experience required.
Crew/staff also are needed.
Rehearsals begin Jan. 3,
typically one to two nights a
week and Saturday. Nine per-
formances are scheduled for

Feb.' 13 and 14, 19-21, 26-28
and March 1. For information
e-mail fltplay@peoplepc.com
or call 753-0669.

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold a directing
workshop from 10 a.m. until
noon Dec. 6 at 209 Cedar 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 lee., nicnis
waived for ACT members. For
more information or to regis-
ter, call 261-6749.

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for "Incorruptible" at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 8 and 9 at 209 Cedar
St. This farce is set at a
monastery in the Middle Ages
and needs five men and three
women for the cast. Steve
Reden is the director and per-
formances are in March. Call
261-6749 for more informa-
tion. Volunteers for backstage
crews are also invited to
attend auditions.

WINCE , cated connoisseurs have the
SWIE Continued from B ,variety of glassware needed
unusual wines that can be to enjoy wine fully.
found on the Internet that will A wine glass should allow
make appropriate gifts for the us to see the wine clearly, smell
wine lover, it and sip it to its best advan-
Many people prefer to give tage. This eliminates colored
a gift that will be around for or patterned glass, thick glass
awhile to be enjoyed over and cut crystal. Different glass
time. I have found wine glass- shapes enhance different
es to make an ideal gift, espe- wines. There's one producer of
cially as only the most dedi- wine glasses who has 33 styles,
each designed for a different
wine or occasion. You don't
- need a regiment of glasses;
three styles will do, one for red
wines, one for white and one
for-sparkling wine.
3 5 All wine glasses should have
. stems; you don't want your
S warm hands on the glass as
even red wines taste better
* under 70 degrees. The glass
SV should be big so there's room
S. for swirling (which liberates the
aromas). I don't understand
small wine glasses. A typical
. pour is four-to-six ounces; there-
* fore the glass should be eight-
to-twelve ounces. You should
never fill a glass more than half
d r ' 0 full.
de rs Bowl shape is important: an
* 3 oval shape that curves in at the
. top helps concentrate the.wine's
O Aaromas and directs them to the
nose. For red wines, a large,
' rounded bowl tapered at the top
O * is best to enable a full swirl with-
. out,spilling, as well as to give
the wine more breathing room.
White wine glasses are gener-
ally narrower, tulip-shaped. The
* * * * * * * narrowness of the white wine
o * * o 0 0 * glass allows the chilled wine to
retain its temperature longer as
* * * * * * * there is less air circulating.
So 0 0 * * *o around the glass and warming
the wine.
* 0* (One belief is that the shape
0 * * * * * * of the glass directs the wine
into the best area of the mouth
* * 0 S S o for the varietal. Therefore a
�* * * * o * glass for stronger Bordeaux will
direct the wine to the back of


the tongue while a wider
Burgundy glass directs the
milder, fruitier pinot noir to the
tip of the tongue where there
are sweet taste buds. This could
Ibe a marketing gimmick by the
company with 33 styles; I per-
sonally can't tell the difference.)
Sparkling wines are best
sipped from a flute, a glass with
a long stem with a tall, narrow
bowl. The shape is designed to
help sparklers like Champagne
and the Spanish Cava retain
their bubbles and delicate bou-
quet. Hollywood has always pre-
ferred the coupe or "Marie
Antoinette" glass (so named
because, as legend has it, the
French queen had the glass
made to the shape of her
breast) for cinematic effect.
Wine glass prices range
above $200 a glass. But before
you shell out big shekels for
expensive crystal 'goblets,
check the Internet for whole-
sale prices.
For example, I picked up a
set of Orrefors fine Swedish
crystal in a Stockholm depart-
ment store for $15 a glass at a
time Macy's was selling them
for $50. I've bought replace-
ments direct from Sweden for
half the U.S. retail price.
'Shipping was surprisingly low.
Check out Internet discounters
such as Overstock.comwhere I
recently saw sets of eight (red
and white) for $84 from the
respected.German glass maker,
If money is not a considera-
tion, a set of monogram-
med glassware will be a long-
remembered gift. Check out
They offer a set of mono-
grammed Waterford crystal
wine glasses for $98 or a
Spiegelau set of four for $79.
Robert Weintraub writes
about wine monthly for the News-

"Avenue Q," the
Broadway musical about life
in New York City, will be per-
formed at the Times Union
Center's Moran Theatre
Dec. 9-14 for eight perform-
ances. Told by a cast of peo-
ple and puppets through an
irreverent, Tony-winning book
and score, the musical follows
the adventures of Princeton, a
bright-eyed college grad who
moves to the city with big
dreams and a tiny bank
Call (904) 632-3373 or visit
"Avenue Q" may be inappro-
priate for kids under 13.

Amelia Community
Theatre has scheduled audi-
tions for the comedy "Six
Dance Lessons in Six
Weeks." Auditions for the
female role, a woman age 55
or older who has signed up for
private dance lessons, are at
7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 at the
theater, 209 Cedar St., and
will include reading from the
script and ballroom dancing,
with the choreographer pres-
ent to determine dancing abili-
ties. For information call the
theater at 261-6749.

The Florida Theatre pres-
ents "A Christmas Carol" at
7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. Charles
Dickens' story has enchanted
audiences the world over with
its simple message of selfless
giving. Ebenezer Scrooge, a
most unrepentant, miserly fel-
low, is made to see the light
as he survives a merciless
battery of revelations by the
ghosts of his own
Christmases: Past, Present
and Future. Call (904) 355-
2787 or visit tickemaster.com.

On Jan. 10 from 9-10:30
a.m., Fernandina Little
Theatre will host the first of a
series of strategic planning
meetings in the community
room of the Femandina
Beach Police Department,
1525 Lime St. This first gath-
ering is open to all friends,
season subscribers, actors,
volunteers, staff and support-
ers of Fernandina Little
Theatre. The goal is to gather
input and formulate a five-
year plan, Refreshments will
be served.


. 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 register.
Advanced watercolor
classes with William Maurer
will continue in January. He
also holds plein air sketching
on Thursday mornings in
downtown Fernandina Beach.
Call Bill at 261-8276.

The Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St., Fernandina Beach, offers
children's art education the
last Saturday of each month.
Call 261 7020.

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Wineand Art
The Intercoastal Wine
Company will host an art
show and wine tasting event
from 5:30-7 p.m. tonight as
photographer Wayne
Howard presents "Journeys
- A photographic exhibit "
Stop in and enloy majestic
panoramas to everyday nat-
ural panerns of Ife Howard
has captured
For information vista
www aMUSEingJourneys co
m or call ihe Intercoasial
Wine Company at 321-1300
Jewehy sale
Amelia SanJon Gallery,
21SAAsh St Fernandina
Beach will host a "All That
Glitters Trunk Show" today
and Dec 6. with a free ticket
for the Holiday Tour of
Historic Homes to the first
two purchases Proceeds
from- the tour benefits the
Amelia Island Museum ol
Men, bring in your
honey's wish list on Dec 6 to
give her a gift you know she
really wants Tlhere is a chil-

dren's story day in the his-
toric district to entertain the
kids, grandkids, mom or
grandma. Pick up by the
"Polar Express" next
door at City Hall. Ample
Jewelry designers include
Robin Bolan Carolyn Dwyer
Antonia Fabriani, Eleanor
Goodson, Sandra Hunier.
Leslie Urban Martha
Dunbar, Melissa Stiles and
Jett Myers Call 491-8040

The opening reception
for the next Island Art
Association Nouveau Art
Show. featuring student
art. is tonight from 5-8 p m
at the gallery. 18 N Second
St , Fernandina Beach.
The show will run
through December. Call 261

Small Works
The Blue Door Artists
will be open until 8 p m lor
the First Friday Art Walk
Featured is a selection of

Small Works including paint-
ings, jewelry, scarves, bags
and cards. Holiday hours are
Sundays'noon-3 p.m.,and
Monday through Saturdays,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is
located at 205 1 2 Centre St.
in downtown Femandina
Call 556-7783
MayaWorks sale
Providence Presbyleiian
Church will sponsor a sale
supporting the MayaWorks
mission today from noon-5
p.m and Dec 6 from 10
am -4pm at 1522-
Inverness Road in the
Lakewood subdivision
The sale will feature pop-
ular handmade beaded and
woven items with specials
on, discontinued pieces
MayaWorks is a non-prolil
organization that maikels
producIs made by Mayans in
the Guatemalan highlands
and provides income to ihe
people in the villages
Products are designed in col-
laboration with North
Americans blending contem-
porary ideas with traditional
Mayan art

A Classic Christmas
Friends of the Library holiday tea cele-
brates 20th century Christmas literature with
an introduction y Marilyn 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.
Cost is $25 for FOL members and $30 for
non-members.Proceeds benefit the
Fernandina Beach branch library.
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
Former literature professors Marilyn and
Norman Wesley lead the discussions. The pro-
grams are free. New members are always wel-
Upcoming discussions include Dec. 11,A
Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini;
and Jan. 8, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.
Author submissions
The Amelia Island Book Festival is now

accepting submissions for consideration for
featured authors at the 2009 festival scheduled
for Oct. 1 to 3. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, chil-
dren's, juvenile and young adult books may be
mailed to: Amelia Island Book Festival, P.O.
Box 824, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Authors should also send a short biogra-
phy and suggestions for the writers' work-
shop. Deadline for submissions is March 15.
Invitees will be notified before May 31.
For detailed submission requirements, go
to www.bookisland.org or e-mail info@book-
Established eight years ago, The Amelia
Island Book Festival is a non-profit 501(c)3
organization that promotes literacy among
children and adults by showing that reading is
fun and worthwhile and inspiring the apprecia-
tion of books.
The Society of American Travel Writers.
14th annual Institute for Travel Writing &
Photography, the longest established course
in travel writing and photography in the
nation, will be held Jan. 9-11 in Orlando.
' For information visit www.satwinstitute.org
or contact Hiller at hiller@funport.net, or
(386) 467-8223.

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FRIDAY. December 5,2008 LEISURE News-Leader

Christmas on Centre
Tour seven of Amelia
Island's private historic homes
during the Amelia Island
Museum of History's
Christmas on Centre today
and Dec. 6.
The tour will
include car-
oling, visits
with Mr. and
Mrs. Claus,
a huge
model train
exhibit, dec-
trees, gin-
gerbread houses, children's
games and more. The event
will take place from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. both days.
Tickets are $20 for the
tours and displays at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church or

$5 for St. Peter's only.
museum at 261-7378
RAIN Humane Soc
hold a bake sale toda;
Dec. 6 from 10 a.m.-4
the side courtyard of tt
Bailey House on Seve
Street, Femandina Be
Volunteers will serve h
made bread pudding
for a donation of $3. S
Claus will be on hand
to Christmas wishes.
'Christmas Carol'
Fernandina Little T
presents a readers' th
radio play version of tt
day classic, "A Christr
Carol," by Charles Dic
Dramatized by Mercec
Brownett, Alison Brasi
Croft, Barb Deely, Ed
Jeff Goldberg, Jim He
Linda Janca, Al Ryan
Ryan, the production i
ed by Josh Tyler.
Performances are ton
Dec. 6, 12 and 13 at 7
p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2:
Tickets are $10 plus a
tion of "coffee, tea or t
for gift baskets for the
needy. Tickets can be
chased at FLT, 1014 B
St., and at The UPS S
located in the Publix s
center on Sadler Road
Luminary tour
The Centre Street
Luminary Tour at 6 p.r
tonight and Dec. 6 will
fascinating stories tha
Shaped Fernandina's I
and propelled the towi
National Historic Distri
The hour-long tour
the railroad depot at 1
Centre St. Tickets are
S10/adults and $5/stu
Call Thea Seagraves,
7378, ext. 105.
Pancake breakfast
Enjoy a pancake b
with Santa on Dec 6 ft
a.m. at Murray's Grille
Yulee. All proceeds wi
local Girl Scout Troop
Bike for kids
The second annua
"Experience Christma
Ride" will be held Dec
help provide Christma
children. Meet at the J
Church, 869 Sadler R
Fernandina Beach.
Registration starts at 8
a:m., kickstands up at
a.m. There will be draN
for prizes, food and m
Cost is $20 per bike..C
Greg Beavers at (904)
5072 or Dee Dickson
674-4995 for informati
Family Fun Night
Amelia Island Plan
will hold a "Holiday Fa
Fun Night" from 7-10
Dec. 6,13, 20 and 27
horse-and-carriage rid
entertainment and a
Christmas movie.
Courtyard Chrstr
St. Michael Acader
N. Fourth St., present
"Christmas in the Cou
on Dec. 6 from 6:30-8
Enjoy a Yuletide musii
bration, nativity and tr
ing and complimentary
refreshments. Bring y
chair or blanket. Call
2102. The rain date is
Christmas parade
The Callahan Chris
Parade will be held at
Dec. 6. In conjunction
parade, the chamber i
scoring an Arts and Cr
Show in the Southeas
Bank parking lot. This
theme is "A Tropical
Christmas." Contact tl
chamber at (904) 879
Callahan concert
SCallahan Auto Sal
announces the third a
Country Christmas Co
be held from 6-10 p.mrr
at the West Nassau HI-
School auditorium in
Callahan. The concern

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 con-
tact Ray Williams at (904)
879-4585 or Liz Mobley (904)

Craft bazaar
The 13th annual Christmas
Craft Bazaar will be held Dec.
6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center in the main auditorium.
There will be unique
Christmas gifts, wreaths,
omaments, food, baked
goods and more. Admission is
free and open to the public.

Christmas in the Park

Call the St. Marys, Ga., will host
or visit Christmas in the Park on Dec.
)rg. 6 from noon to 8 p.m. in the
Howard Gilman Waterfront
Park: This year's event will
ciety will include-camival-style games, .-
y and live musical entertainment,
p.m. in cookies, drinks, hot dogs and
he hamburgers. Santa will give
anth out free Christmas stockings
ach. to the first 1,500 children.
iome- The day will end with hot
and tea cocoa and an outdoor show-
Santa ing of the "Polar Express."
to listen Bring a blanket. All activities
and food are free and open to
everyone. An unwrapped toy
donation is appreciated and
theatre benefits the Badge of
eater Benevolence. For more infor-
he holi- mation visit www.stmaryswel-
nas come.com.
dkens. NightofWonder'
I, Steve The Chancel Choir of First
Deely, Presbyterian Church, 9 N.
stand, Sixth St., presents a
and Lis Christmas cantata; "Night of
s direct- Wonder, Night of Joy," on
Dec. 7 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m.
eight and services. Nursery is available.
:30. Call 261-3837.
30 p.m.
dona- AcademyStrings
oiletries" Academy Strings will pres-
elderly. ent a classical repertoire for
pur- residents of Osprey Village
3eech and their friends on Dec. 8 at
tore 7:15 p.m. This is a free event.
hopping For more information, contact
d. Osprey Village at 277-8222.
Emma Love concert
The Emma Love Hardee
n. Elementary School fifth grade
offer band will perform a concert of
t n. :. Ghristmas naluic at7p..nM . .
history Dec. 8 at the Femandina
n into a Beach Middle School auditori-
ct. urn. The event is free and
starts at open to the public.
02 SantaatWoody's

dents. Every Monday in
at 261- December until Christmas,
Woody's Bar-B-Q invites you
to come dine with them and
get photowith Santa. Santa
breakfast arrives at 6 p.m. and his
rom 7-9 sleigh leaves at 8 p.m, .
ll benefit Christmas movies
880. Enjoy free Christmas
movies at The Palace Saloon
on Centre Street, downtown
l Fernandina Beach, at 7 p.m.
s 2008 on the following nights: Dec.
. 6 to 8, National Lampoon's
s for Christmas Vacation; Dec. 9,
loumey White Christmas; Dec. 10, ...
oad, Claymation Christmas
Cartoons; Dec. 11,, It's a
8:30 Wonderful Life; Dec. 15, Polar
9:15 Express; Dec. 16, The Santa
wings Clause; 'Dec. 17, How The
ore. Grinch Stole-Christmas; and
Call Dec. 18, A Christmas Story.
) 294- Popcorn, soda and a full
at (912) bar will be available for pur-
ion. chase. Anyone under 21
must be accompanied by an
station Call 432-1082 for informa-,
imily tion.
with Holidaytunes
les, live Enjoy holiday tunes with
Amelia Arts Academy's 50-
piece New Horizon's commu-
nity concert band the court-
nas yard of the FCCJ Betty P.
my, 228 Cook Center on Dec. 12 at
s 7:30 p.m. This concert is free
rtyard" and open to the public.
p.m. (Concert will be moved inside
cal cele- in the event of inclement
ee light- weather.)

our own
Dec. 7.

11 a.m.
with the
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concert to
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t is free

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. 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 interwoven with
classical masterpieces
includes a 15-member cast
and 55 singers from five area
churches, accompanied by a
chamber orchestra.
Admission is free. Child


The Salvation Army kettle bells are ringing in the Christmas season. Kicking off the
season in front of Publix, above, is the advisory council for the Salvation Army Hope
House and Hope House Manager Lynne Peterson, John Gilbert, kettle coordinator,
back, Maj. Jim Arrowood of the Northeast Area Command, Mayor Bruce Malcolm,
ringing the bell, Hugh Cullen, advisory council chairman, Brenda Stivers, Will
Reingold, Jane Manley, Robert Hadsock and Kristen Mandrick, case manager, front.
Volunteers will ring the bells at Publix, Kmart, Wal-Mart on the island and in Yulee,
-Winn Dixie in Yulee and Harris Teeter. Donations stay in Nassau county and provide
for those in need locally. Bell ringers are still needed. For information call 321-0435.


Joy to the Children
The all-volunteer Joy to the Children pro-
vides a Christmas Day celebration for eco-
nomically disadvantaged children in Nassau
County. For information on how your busi-
ness, organization or you individually can
donate to the program, call 261-8232. If you
would like to volunteer for shopping, wrap-
ping or participating Christmas Day, call 491 -
8518. E-mail joytothechildren@comcast.net.
'Christmas Angef
Quality Health is hosting its annual
Christmas Angel program. Adopt a resident
and assist in helping to fulfill their wish list.
Contact the activities department for an angel
assignment at 261-0771, ext. 119.
'Secret Santa'
- The 18th annual Secret Santa Program is
now under way at Dayspring Village, Inc. in
Boulougne, a licensed 94-bed limited mental
health assisted living facility that specializes
in caring for adults with schizophrenia and
schizo affective disorders.
"The program is simple we have
identified Christmas wishes for each of our
residents, just call Denise Cumbus at (904)
845-7501 or e-mail her at dayspringvil-
lage@windstream. net and let her know you
are interested in becoming a Secret Santa
and then have the wrapped gift back to her
no later than Dec. 23." said Douglas Adkins,
executive director
Pe 'le also'are encouraged to share their
talents through Bible study, baked goods or
performances of any type.
For more information call Adkins at (904)
845-7501 or visit www.dayspringvillage.com.
The Cats Angels "Kitty Wish" tree is up
and full of wish cards for you to choose from
to help the cats and kittens in Cats Angels'
care this holiday season. Stop by the Thrift
Store at 709 S. Eighth St. to choose a card
and make your donation. The cards will then
be displayed in the storefront window, with
the goal of covering the window by
Christmas. Also shop for many Christmas
bargains, from decorations and gifts to stock-
ing stuffers.
Cats Angels will participate in the
Jacksonville Zoo "Home for the Holiday"
adoption event in the main parking lot at the
zoo on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with many
animals looking for homes. There will be
music, prizes, food and fun.

care is available with reserva-
tions. Call 261-9527.

-Holiday Pops'evening
ARIAS (Amelia Residents,
In Action for the Symphony)
has arranged an entire
evening for you, with dinner at
the Ocean Club on the Amelia
Island Plantation, followed by,
concert tickets and round-trip
bus transportation to and from
Jacoby Hall for the Jackson-
ville Symphony Orchestra's
"Holiday Pops" performance
on Dec. 12. Contact Ted
Preston at 277-6618 for tick-
ets and information.
Christmas at gallery
The Plantation Artists'
Guild & Gallery will, have
Christrpasmusic at the gallery
on Dec. 13 from 2:30-3:30
p.m. The Enchantment Duo,
featuring Pat Lovejoy and
Lauretta Rubin, will play the
Celtic harp and flute.
Refreshments will be served.
The Plantation Artists' Guild &
Gallery is located at 94 Village
Circle in the Spa & Shops.
Regular hours are
Wednesday through Saturday
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For
information, call Loraine King
at 491-3737.
Christmas parade
"Christmas in Toyland," the
annual lighted holiday parade.
in downtown Fernandina
Beach, sponsored by
Americas Youth, Inc., will be
held Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.
Grand marshals are Mary
Mercer and Herman Springs.
with special appearances by
Santa and Mrs. Claus.

For more information call Cats Angels. a
non-profit, 501c3 organization, at 321-2267.
Wish Lisf
The Nassau County Volunteer Center has
launched its 19th annual holiday "Wish List"
program, through which Nassau County resi-
dents, 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 fos-
ter child to bnghten 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 ncvctb@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
department store for underprivileged children
ages 1-11, needs donations to assist approxi-
mately 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 $400,0onQ
Mak6 checks payable to 'Shop with Cops"
and mail to City of Fernandina Beach Police
Dept., Attn. Capt. Jim Coe. 1525 Lime St.,
Fernandina Beach FL 32035-0668.
For more information e-mail volunteer pro-
gram chairman Don Monahan at shopwith-
cops@aol.com or call 277-2091.
Christmas dinner
The 18th Annual Yulee Seniors Christmas
dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at the
Nazarene Church, US 17 North in Yulee.
Tickets are now available at Southeastemrn
Bank in Yulee. For information call 225-5451.
Advance Rehabilitation clinics are partici-
pating in its sixth annual Can-A-Thon. The
community is invited to stop by with dona-
tions during business hours until Dec. 11,
Donations will benefit local food pantries and
community organizations. The local clinic is
located in the Island Walkway plaza on 14th
Street in Fernandina Beach.

The parade route begins at
South 11th and Ash streets,
travels west on Ash to South
Second Street, north to
Centre Street, east on Centre
to South 11th Street, ending
at Central Park.
-For information call
Vernetta Spaulding at 261-
0801 or Louryne Spaulding at
The first'Fernandina
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 Fernandina
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
m. Entry fee is $25.
The boat parade is hosted
by the Historic Fernandina
Business Association. Contact
Sandy Price at (904) 206-
0756 or by e-mail
Yulee Holiday Festival
Preparations are under

way for the fourth annual
Yulee Holiday Festival at the
Yulee Sports Complex on
Dec. 13 frpro 9a.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
interest to the community, call
Connie Daughtry at 225-2516
for more information.

St Marys tour


The public is invited to
relive the joys of an old-fash-
ioned Christmas as they tour
historic homes, inns and
churches and other historic
buildings in St. Marys, Ga.,
from 5-9 p.m, on Dec. 13.
. There will be carolers, bag-
pipes and handbells.
Transportation between tour
stops will be provided by golf
carts hosted by members of
the St. Marys Golf Cart
Association, the St. Marys
First Baptist Church bus and
the new Converition & Visitors
Bureau trolley.
Tickets may be purchased
at the St. Marys Welcome
Center, 406 Osborne St.,
Sheila's Hallmark, The Good-.
bread House, Cumberland
Inn & Suites; Spencer House,


Hanulkah party
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island will host a
Hanukkah Party on Dec. 21 at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church.
On that evening, members will
light the first Hanukkah can-
die. For details contact Alice
Goldman at 548-1100 or e-
mail ngolent@aol.com.
Amelia Arts Academy pres-
ents the 12th Annual Per-
Form-A-Thon fundraiser for
the Arts Academy's
Scholarship Fund on Dec. 21
at noon in the salon of The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
Young musicians will solicit
small pledges from friends,
family members and local
businesses to raise money to
help others that may not have
the opportunity to receive an
arts education. To receive
tickets to the event, make a
small pledge to an Arts
Academy student by calling

French Quarter, Once Upon a
Bookseller and at the ITT
Department at Kings Bay
Naval Submarine Base for
$10 in advance and $15 the
day of the tour. For informa-
tion call (912) 882-4000:
Lessons and Carols'
The Music Ministry at
Memorial UMC invites you to
hear the Christmas cantata,
'The Early American Service
of Lessons and Carols" by
Tim Sharp on Sunday, Dec.
14 at the 8:30 and 11 a.m.
services. As always, the con-
gregation will be invited to
sing along with the choirs and
orchestra on some of the
songs. Call 261-5769.
Christmas windows
On Dec. 14 First
Presbyterian Church invites
the community of Fernandina
to experience Christmas
D Windows, Carols and Cookies
at the Anchor, 515 Centre St.,
on the corner of North Sixth
and Centre streets. The win-
dows Will be decorated and
Victorian carolers, dressed in
costume, will lead carols, fol-
lowed by homemade.
Christmas cookies for tasting.
For information call 261-3837.
'Christmas Star'
Yulee Baptist Church pres-
ents "A Christmas Star" Dec.
14 at 7 p.m., a musical come-
dy with a great message and
music by the Yulee Baptist
Church Children's Choir. All
are welcome. Call 225-5128.
IJve natity
Experience an inter-
denominational pageant and
live nativity on the grounds of
the Orange Hall House
Museum in St. Marys, Ga., on
Dec. 16 beginning at dusk.
Children can feed and pet the
livestock while they enjoy the
greatest story ever told. Visit
Savannah Grand concert
Academy Strings presents
a classical repertoire for resi-
dents of Savannah Grand and
their friends on Dec. 16 at 6
p.m. This is a free event. For
more call 321-0898.
Providence Presbyterian
Newly formed Providence
Presbyterian Church in Yulee
invites everyone to enjoy a
Christmas cantata,; "Holy
_Night of Miracles," featuring
the choirs of Providence
Presbyterian and Arlington
Presbyterian at 7 p.m. Dec.
S17-atine church, 96537
Parliament Drive, Ste. C, off
Old Nassauville Road. A nurs-
ery will be available.
For more information or
directions, call the Rev. Bob
Phelps at (904) 432-8118.
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
hold a Phantasia South
Jewelry Sale Dec. 18 from 7
a.m. to 4 p.m. in dining rooms
,1 and 2. Rinigs, necklaces,
bracelets, gifts, tote bags,
watches, etc., are all $5, The
public is welcome. Checks,
credit cards, cash and payroll
deductions are accepted.
Polar Express'
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. Call 321-
2811 or277-7350.
Kinderstudios show
"Christmas Spectacular,"
brought to you by
Kinderstudios, will be held
Dec. 20 at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Doors
open at 6:30 p.m. and the
show begins at 7p.m. The
event is free and open to the
public. For information visit




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104 Persornals
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I 102 Lost & Found I
FOUND ONE TOUCH - Barnwell Rd.
on Mon. 12/1/08. Please call 753-
LOST - Multi-colored pearl bracelet lost
in downtown Fern Bch on Tues. 11/25.
Reward if found & ret'd. Please contact
me via e-mail at usergil@aol.com
If You Have Lost Your Pet - please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
FOUND PUPPY - 8-10 weeks old.
Brindle colored. Hendricks Rd. area in
Nassauville. Call (904)277-6910.

105 Public Notice

THERE IS A LIEN - on the following
vehicles for towing & storage & will be
auctioned off on the listed dates below:
On 01/01/2009, a 1995 Toyota Avalon
VIN# 4T1GB11E9SU060682 and on
12/27/08 a 1994 Honda Motorcycle
VIN# 1HFSC1819RA802482 at 12 noon
at 1683B S. 8th St., Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034. (904)321-3422

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is, subject to the Federal Fair
Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
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based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader . will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all ' dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
- HUD - 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

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S 201 Help Wanted
PEDIATRIC OFFICE. - hiring for
M.A./Front ' Desk Office position.
Experience preferred. Fax resume to
(904) 491-3173.
bonus. 35-41 cpm. Earn over $1000/
wk. Excellent benefits. Need CDL-A &
3 mos recent OTR. (877)258-8782
www.meltontruck.com. ANF
Cosmetologist to join our team of great
artists. For confidential interview call
Heidi, 277-2767. Booth-rent/clientele
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
BED & BREAKFAST - Person needed
mornings (7am-11am) for breakfast
preparation and housekeeping. '(904)
$18.37-$32.51/hr. Now hiring. Many
positions available. For application and
free Gov't job info., call American
Assoc of Labor (913)599-7976, 24 hrs.,
emp. serve.

I 01 Help Wanted
*DRIVER - PTL needs company drivers.
CDL-A earn up to 40cpm. 1/2cpm
increase' 'every 60K miles. Average
2800 mlles/wk. www.ptl-inc.com. Call
(877) 740-6262. ANF
Nassau County has an opening for a
Custodial Worker at $10.57'hourly plus
benefits. Requires high school diploma
or GED and 2 years related experience
In custodial, and a valid driver's
license. e Applications ,will be accepted
thru December 12, 2008 and can be
obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96161 Nassau
Place, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone (904)
321-5908 or fax (904)321-5926. EOE/
M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.
needed part-time. No harshly chemicals.
Call Heather (904)629-7177.
openings for hair stylist & nail tech.
Booth rent or commission. Call 277-
3377 ext. 10 or 556-6253 for.
confidential Interview.
Fernandina area. $9.50/$11.50
Call (904)399-1813
Established Real Estate Company
looking for Property Managers. Fax
resume to (904)321-2519.

SUNDAY, December 7, 2008

jfrankt ntiques & auctionn
HWY 1 - Hlliard, FL

Coins & Currency. Tins. Furniture, Child's Roll-Top Desk,
Dining Room Set w/ Sideboard & China Cabinet.
Movie Posters. Auto Items. Quills. Tools.
SGlassware. Bottles. Advertising.

-. '- - Don Elliott,Auctioneer. Lie #1487 Bus. Lie. #366.

201 Help Wanted
JOB CRAFTERS, INC. Now Hiring! -
First class shipyard crafts,- long term
work FL, AL, MS. Overtime & per diem.
(800)371-7504-or (251)433-1270 Fax:
(251)433-0018. www.jobcrafters.net.
No Truck Driver Experience - No
Problem. WiI-Trans Trucking will teach
you how to drive. Company sponsored
CDL training. Be OTR in 3 weeks. (888)
368-1205. Must be 23. ANF
NOW AVAILABLE! - 2008 Post Office
jobs. $18r$20/hr. No experience. Paid
training. Fed. benefits. Vacations. Call
(800)910-9941 today! Ref#FL08. ANF
Driver - BYNUM TRANSPORT needs
qualified drivers for Central FL. Local &
Nat'l OTR positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great benefits,
competitive pay, & new equip't. (866>
GO-BYNUM. Need 2 yrs exp. ANF

F 204 Work Wanted
seeking mplo,mrrlert fr i.e-in 5 aa.:
a week & some weekends. Cell (904)
536-6401/Home (904)743-6469.
HOUSE CLEANING - Openings week-
ly, bi-weekly, monthly. Established.
Have references. 491-6632 home or
556-1354 cell.


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Successful drug screen required.
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I 04 Work Wanted
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
SEMI-RETIRED - looking for install/
maint/repairwork, home cleanouts,
resld/comm prop, gardens, drive/walk
ways Install/malnt. PT/FT. 261-5261
CLEANING - Call (904)583-6331.
Santa Claus will NpT come down a
dirty chimney. Call Lighthouse Chimney
Sweeps today, 261-8163.
HOME REPAIRS - All types of home
repair & improvements, mobile homes
also. Dependable service, Licensed,
bonded, & insured. Call Mark Bullington
at (904)277-8780.
CLEANING- Weekly, bi-weekly, or
monthly. Local lady w/20 yrs. exp.
Licensed w/exc. references. Call for a
free quoted 491-3866 or 556-1387.

206 Child Care
children in my home. Ages 1 year &
up. Call Jamie at (904)557-5682.

207 Business

Is now hiring stylists. Booth rental or
commission positions avail. Please call
(904)321-2547 ask for Vicki or Jennifer

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Helping students succeed everyday at

Yulee Middle School
Callahan Middle School
West Nassau High School

Hilliard Middle Senior High School
Fernandina Beach Middle School
Fernandina Beach High School


207 Business
AFTER 10 YEARS - profitable Card,
Gift & Party Shop for sale. Turn key,
great location. Annual sales over 200K,
asking 175K. Call 557-5007, Iv msg.

207 Business
BE EMPOWERED! - Realize financial
fulfillment with a proven system. 6-
figure potential. Returning 2 min-phone
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Countryside Apartments
Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103

Yulee Villas
Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
(904) 225-5810

301 Schools &
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
computers, criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (866)858-
2121, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
high paying Aviation Maintenance Car-
eer. FAA approved program. Financial.
aid if qualified - Job placement
assistance. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (888)349-5387. ANF
305 Tutoring
(904)583-3326 (LEAVE MESSAGE)

401 Mortgages
Bought & Sold

l interest. 3.5 years remaining on
I balloon. Pays approx. $1,570/mo. I
Loan balance $345K. Call (904)234,
8986. I



Locally Owned & Operated.
"Seveteen Years of ServingAmelia Island'
Installation Available * Fast, Friendly Service


Make Your Dream Come True

SImprovement Inc.
Custom Bathrooms
specializing in KERDI
Waterproof Shower Systems
Custom Tile * Heated Floors
We Do It Right The First Time
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Homes * Condo's * Rentals * Offices
We Do Windows
Inside & Out Cleaning

Please Call Us At a
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Color and Slamped Palios.
Driveways. Sidewalks, Slabs
Nout doing Reoular Concrete
and Stamped Concrete
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Licensed * Bonded - Insured
Member AIFB Chamber
904-491-1971'Ce1ll 904-742-8430
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State Reg. Building Contractor
40 Years Experience
Licensed * Insured
State Licensed RB0055959
2-Car Garages
2424 WoodfameOnl
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When It Rains
Be Prepared.
6" Seamless
Aluminum Gutters
Now Accepting Major Credit Cards
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(904) 261-1940

Steven Hair Maintenance, In.
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Quit Paying Too Much!
SOperator or door replacements *Transmitter replacement.
* Broken springs * Stripped gears
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All Type Repairs
Phil (9041 214-4099


* Handyman
o Maintenance
* Siding
* Deoks
* Ceramic Tile
* Painting
* Framing
a New Homes
* Additions
Over 30 Years Experience
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Certified Building

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Specializain# in Hardie Board Siding
Tile Work * Hardwood Floors * Doors
Windows * Custom Decks * Custom Trim
Crown Moulding
Licensed &,insured
321-0540 * 557-8257
Serving Nassau ClOunhnlynce 2003

No Job Too Small or Too Large
Licensed, Insured & Bonded
Call office: (904) 879-6106
.or cell: (904) 813-6684





Amelia's Fine Jewelry
317 Centre St.
Fernandina Beach


CELL 753-1393

Sales Consultant Sales Consultant

464054 SR 200 * Yulee
(904) 261-6821

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"Call the Professionals"
? ,(904) 753-1689
Marc Lawing- Owner/Operator


Houses - Trailers - Patios
Driveways - etc.
Wood Decks C/eaned & Resealed



I "Re-Roofing Is Our Specialty"
Nassau County's Largest
Roofing & Siding Contractor
, Serving Satisfied
, Homebuilders &
Homeowners Since 1993 .
Re-Roofing * New Roofing
Vinyl Siding * Soffit & Fascia
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Tile Installation
RelacIng Recalking
Regroutlng / Sealing Bathroom / Kitchen
Acid Wash Cleaning Interior / Exterior

Communities In Schools
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Communities In Schools of Nassau County
(904) 321-2000




503 Pets/Supplies

week old kitten. (904)491-3240
FREE KITTENS - (1) White, (3) Black,
Call (904)277-6910.
3 VERY COOL PUPPIES - available
Chnstmas week. Will have shots &
health certificate. Mom: papered
Maltese. Dad: papered Yorkle. Puppies
paper trained. Cute, intelligent, fun.
$375/ea. Fern. Bch. (904)536-3072

601 Garage Sales

ESTATE SALE - Do your Christmas
Shopping. New items. Fitz-Floyd,
linens, books, kitchen, wicker, exercise,
1000's of items all quality & many new.
From home at Amelia Island Plantation.
Fri. 12/5 & Sat. 12/6, 8am-3pm.
Warehouse back of Nassau Health
Foods, Amelia Plaza. Follow red & white

12/5 & Sat. 12/6, 10am-4pm. Corner
7th & Centre St. Benefiting Rescuing
Animals in Nassau.

GARAGE SALE - Sat. 12/6, 8am-
3pm. 132 Marsh Lakes Dr. (Marsh
Lakes off AlA). Toys, exercise equip.,
furnishings,, etc.

Lofton Oaks Subd., Yulee. 84030 St.
Paul Blvd. Fri. 12/5 & Sat. 12/6, 8am-
MOVING SALE - Fri. 12/5 only, dawn
'til dark. Tools, queen bed, dinette
table, dressers, wicker etegere, TV,
microwave, shelving, & MUCH more.
Everything must go. 75067 Passport
Ct. (off Johnson Lake Rd.).

decorations, Amelia Island photo-
graphs, picture frames, cultured
marble vanity, antique lady's Schwinn
bike, glassware, comforter sets, decor-
ative pillows, clothes. 106 Cormorant
Ct. Sat. 12/6, 8am.

SAT. 12/6 - 8am-? 147 N. 18th St.
Household items, bedding, toddler
firetruck bed, TV, DVD's, clothing,
wood swing set, king size bed
w/mattress. (904)514-3039
HUGE YARD SALE - Thurs., Fri. &
Sat., 8am-4pm. 504 S. 17th St.,.Fern-
andina. Furniture, organ, Christmas,
toys, DVD's, game system, military
items, jewelry, leather coats, outdoor
heater, & lots of misc.
8am-lpm. Quality &- bargain items:
Furniture (antique twin beds), clothes,
toys, books/movies, camping, etc. 512
Crosswind Dr. in Seaside (south of
Women's Club in FB), 415-2629.
woven favorites from Guatemala plus
clearance on discontinued items. Fri.
12/5, 12-Spm & Sat. 12/6, 10am-4pm.
1522 Inverness Rd.
Christmas items 25� and up, buy 2
books get 1 free, gift items, and pet
supplies including guinea pig food and
cedar shavings. 709 S. 8th St.
YARD SALE - 96155 Tidal Bay Ct.,
Yulee (Heron Isle). Sat. 12/6, 8am-
2pm. Brand new & nearly new items:
jeans, shoes, shirts, accessories, etc.
Sizes: Womens small/medium & 3-5
jeans, great for teens, men sizes XL
shirts, 34 & 36 jeans & shorts: Great
for gifts. Don't miss out.
S. 9th 'St. Fri. & Sat. Come early @
9am & Linger Longer till 3pm. Rain or
shine. Something for everyone.
Antique oak 1800s mantel w/carved
wreath & reed columns, ladles desk.
GARAGE SALE - Lost weight! Size 16
pants, jeans, wool slacks, & pant suits.
399 Portside Dr. Fri. 12/5 & Sat. 12/6,
GARAGE SALE - 2104 Florida Ave. Fri.
12/5, 8am-2pm and Sat. 12/6,
HONDURAS - Sale Fri. 12/5 & Sat.
12/6, 8am-? Household items,
furniture, Jennair grill, clothes, much
more. Come shop, youll be supporting
our ministry work in Honduras. 3 miles
west of 1-95 on SR200, next to Ed's
Comfort Solutions.
11/6, 9am-2pm. 86374 Yulee Hills Rd.,
off of Pages Dairy Rd. Furniture, teen
clothes, toys, & much more.
YARD SALE - Fri. 12/5 & Sat. 12/6,
8am-2pm. Christmas, kitchen items,
etc. 86162 Pages Dairy Rd., Yulee:.

601 Garage Sales
HUGE SALE - 85912 Haddock Rd. Fri.
12/5 & Sat. 12/6, 9am-? Gas dryer,
36" vanity, tools, Christmas Items,
clothes, & much more. 504-7674
furniture, crystal, sofas, tables, mats,
patio sets, ent. centers, pictures, much
more. Bargains galore. 3428 Cessna
Ln., adj. to FB Airport. Fri. 12/5 & Sat.
12/6, 8:30am-5:30pm. 261-6077
MOVING SALE - Everything must go.
Furniture. 1585 Park Ave. (Amelia
Park). Fri. 12/5 & Sat. 12/6, 9am-
32361 GRAND PARKE BLVD. - (Flora
Parke). Sat. 12/6, 9am-lpm. Double
stroller, car seats, clothing (giris 12
mos. to 4T, women's & men's), toys, &
2006 Chevy Malibu.
MOVING SALE - 2812 Magnolia
Woods Ct., Beachwalk subdivision off
Jasmine. Furniture, bedroom set, 36"
TV, electronics, antiques, & more. Fri.
12/5 & Sat. 12/6, 8:30am-?

609 Appliances
dryers, $50/ea. Call (904)225-7500.

610 Air Conditioners

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

611 Home Furnishings

furniture, crystal, sofas, tables, mats,
patio sets, ent. centers, pictures, much
more. Bargains galore. 3428 Cessna
Ln., adj. to FB Airport. Fri. 12/5 & Sat.
12/6, 8;:30am-5:30pm. 261-6077
SOFA - like new. La-Z-Boy recliner
both ends, vibrating, cupholder, $150.

1602 Articles for Sale I 619 Business Equipment

Sizzix Die Cutter, 16 dies plus adapt-
or, $50. Grummer paper making kit,
book & accessories in original pack-
aging, $50. Gently used rubber stamp
sets. Priced to sell. (904)277-4900
JOIN US AT - Trailer Park Collectibles
for our Christmas Warming Sale. Sat.
12/6 & 13, 3pm-6pm. Free grift
wrapping, food, drinks. Don't miss our
new My Girlfriends Closet. This
Christmas shop green and recycle.
PULSE 5-PC DRUM SET - w/individual
cymbals 14", 16" & 18", stool, sticks,
care kit, book. Barely used, great
Christmas gift. $150. (904)261-0057
FOR SALE - Skin Care & Salon
-Equipment. 7-N-1 Machine, micro-
dermabrasion machine, chairs. Call
Marianne (904)261-1768.

607 Antiques
& Collectibles

Please join us at AlA Antiques in Yulee
for a Christmas sale and celebration on
Sat, 12/6 (10am-4pm) and Sun. 12/7
(12-5pm). We'll have home made
goodies to snack on while you browse
over 6,000 sq. ft. of antiques and
collectibles. Don't miss this 2-Day-
Only Sale with up' to 50% off already
low prices (discounts vary by dealer).

FOR SALE - Ice merchandiser and (2)
beer/soda merchandisers, $500/OBO..
Call (904)501-0533.

701 Boats & Trailers

CYCLE TRAILER - 7X16 V-Nose, with
rear ramp, side door, roof vent, electric
brakes, dual axle. $3,900/OBO. (904)
261-7168, leave message.

802 Mobile Homes

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.
3BR/2BA - in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
$80,000/OBO. (904)583-2009



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Rare opportunity in resort community.
3BR/3BA, 2500 sq. ft. on golf course.
575K. Call Scott Brewer, Watson Realty
Corp. (904)228-0005
12/5/08, 1-3PM. #5242-2 SEA CHASE.
$1,190,000. CALL SUSAN MCEWEN/

805 Beaches

FSBO-Reduced. 3/2 in beautiful Ocean
Ridge. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scm'd tiled
porches, hot tub. $359,900. (904)556-

RESERVE - off Old Bluff onto 95053
HOMES. Each 4/2/2 in your charming,
exclusive, walled cul-de-sac neighbor-
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SHOPS. One for your family and one
for "?" next door/each $359,000 after
$10,000 cash rebate. Details from.
owner @ 1-703-623-7031.

Visit www.OceanfrontAmella.com for a
complete list,* or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

806 Waterfront

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

807 Condominiums

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-

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Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

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76346 William Burgess Blvd., LOCATED 1/2 MILE EAST OF 1-95 INTERSECTION

The New Horizons Concert Band

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12T 7:30 RM. To 9:30 P.M.
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own. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Event is free & open
to the public. Lawn chairs are encouraged. Concert will be held in
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Northeast Florida (BBBSNEFL) has
--children waiting to be matched with
AM mentors. Leonard, a 6-year-old boy from
Nassau County is in need of a Big Brother.
AM Leonard is one of 20 boys and girls
waiting to be matched with a Big Brother
v or Big Sister in Nassau County.
''BBBSNEFL offers a School Based
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Little in school and a Community Based
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WEZ ILittle off of school grounds.
For information, or to begin volun-
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speak with Erica Foster.
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) 33- 8263 at Winn Dixie, Kmart and Publix
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A blood drive will be held
at the Chick-fil-A in Yulee
on Dec. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.




808 Off Island/Yulee
4BR HOMES - at "below value" prices.
95041 Hither Hills, North Hampton
golf community near pool & tennis
$200,000. 96121 Piedmont Dr.,
former model, Lofton Pointe $219,900.
Move in by Christmas! Karen Werling,
Prudential Chaplin Williams, (904)556-
9549 FindAmeliaHomes.com

809 Lots

1 ACRE - on Christopher Creek, Holly
Point. Very private, beautiful views.
Electric, well, septic. Ready to build.
Nice neighborhood. (912)496-4771
LARGE LOT - near Kingsley Plantation
& Big Talbot area. Borders state park.
Reduced for quick sale. $149,000.

815 Kingsland/
St. Mary's

FSBO - Beautiful 4BR/3BA on golf
course. Over 2500sf, incredible views,
sunroom, formal dining, oversized
double 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.

817 Other Areas

SO. CAROLINA - low country hunting/
recreation tracts for sale, Close to 1-95
in Bamberg Co. Peaceful/secluded &
loaded w/deer, turkey, hogs & timber
value too. 42ac - 85ac - 120ac - 235ac
- 500ac - 730ac - all on the Little
Salkahatchie River. Roads, game plots,
stands, new, ready to hunt. Priced
below market. Call now (8Q3)826-6033
(Brokers protected). ANF

2 acre homesites, wood, views. Start-
ing at $59,900. TN.River & Nick-a-Jack
view tracts now available. Retirement
guide rates this area #2 in US places
to retire. Low cost of living, no impact
fee. (330)699-2741 or (866)550-5263.
Ask about mini vacation. ANF

man special bordering U.S.F.S. Paved
dr., well, septic, singlewide w/ shop
near Lake Nantahala, borders paved
road. Only $49,000. (800)632-2212,
valleytownrealty@verizon.net. ANF

MID TN MTNS. - By owner, 5 acres,
perfect mountaintop cabin-site w/
woods. Small stream in back of
property. A must see! $26,900. Owner
financing. (931)445-3611. ANF
mountain top near New River State
Park. Great fishing, view, private.
$29,500. Must sell. Call owner (866)
789-8535. ANF
AUCTIONS! - Sat. 12/6. 10AM, 211
acres � Hwy 142, Selmer, TN. 1PM, 85
acres �, Harris Rd., Crump, TN. Free
Brochure (877)914-7653. Garner
Auctions, Inc. Ken Garner, TN FIRM
S 4293 www.garnerauctionsinc.com. ANF

851 Roommate Wanted

ROOMMATE - to share home., Full
privileges. References. Responsible.
$350/mo. Call (904)556-6920.
ROOMMATE WANTED .- 901 tan,-
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4BR/2BA with single parent of one on 3
acres. Call (904)583-0384, leave
HOUSEMATES - Fernandina, off
island. New home. Professional, clean,
responsible. $350/mo. Call (904)557-
ED - to share a clean 3BR/2BA house
close to beach. $525/mo. includes
utilities and DSL. (904)557-4785

Yulee US 17/A1A
1,200 sf @ $750/mo

Tyler Plaza Yulee
Retail/Officel275 -4455 sf

1214 Beech St.
3,500 sf 285K. Sale 1,500 lease

High Visibility Stand Alone
Bldg. 7,468 sf. 8th St,
$4,500/mo. NNN.

Smoothie Franchise for Sale
Turnkey. 60K O.B.O.

375K Sale 1,800 lease

Turnkey. 60K O.B.O.

www.acrfl.com * 904.261.2770

Amelia Coastal Realty
608 5. 8 th St.
cono Femandina eadi FL 32034

852 Mobile Homes
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - across
from Lowes. Private location, new
paint. $680/mo. + deposit. Call (904)
95149 Tori Tr. - 3BR/2BA nice mobile
home w/fireplace. Ceramic tile flooring
in LR/DR/K/Baths/CH&A. $800/mo.
85591 Owens Rd. - 3BR/2BA open &
airy mobile home on nice lot. Linoleum
floors/deck on front. Call Sara at
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
RENT OR BUY - Owner finance.
2BR/2BA SWMH on 1 acre in Blackrock
area. Small down, $695/mo. Terms
negotiable. (904)261-5034
MOBILE HOME - Nassauville. 2BR/
1BA, small. Big lot, carport. $750/mo.
(negotiable) + $750 deposit. (904)
753-0165 for appt.
BLACKROCK AREA - 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - located on
Mobley Heights on 2.5 acres. $800/mo.
+ $700 deposit. (904)753-2155

854 Rooms

$150/wk. Share kitchen & living room.

855 Apartments

Close to historical downtown
Fernandina. $650/mo. + $350 deposit.
(904) 261-0390 or 556-1320
At The Beach - 1BR $195/wk. Inci
utilities. Remodeled SWMH's in park. 2,
& 3BR's starting $175/wk or $695/mo
+ dep's. Utils & furn avail. 261-5034
SMALL 1BR APT. - In Nassauville..
Furnished. Twin bed, electricity, A/(a,
DirecTV. $600/mo. + $400 deposit.
Cute, cozy, quiet & in good neighbor-
hood. Service animals only. References
required. Please call (904)206-3241, &
leave message.
living room, dining room, kitchen.
$675/mo. Call (904)261-0386.

856 Apartments

1BR/1BA - on island, 615 Donnie Ln.
Upstairs. CH&A, W/D hookup, large
deck. $700/mo. Includes electricity &
water. No smoking. (904)415-2479
DUPLEX - Ground floor, S. Fletcher,
2BR/1BA. All appliances. Year lease.
Deposit. $875/mo. + utilities. (904)

Keal Estate, Inc.

*2BR/2BA Ocean. Dunes Condo.
*2BR/I.SBA on Kentucky Ave $850/mo +
*2BR/2.5BA w/ garage at Marsh Lakes
$1,150/mo + until. unfurn.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs Apt.
$1,000/mo. + Ptil.
* First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA Unfurn w/ garage.
Short distance to beach. $875.
* 3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods, short dis-
tance to beach, pool, tennis.Will do lease
purchase $1,250/mo. + util.
* 3BR/ I .SBA at 428 S. 14th Street $975/mo.
+ util, $1,500 sec. dep.
*2BR/ BA oceanfront Gar. Apt., 2822 S.
Fletcher $1,150/mo. + util
*2BR/2BA at the Cottages at Stoney Creek.
Just off island, very nice upgrades
$1,000/mo + util'
* Hildreth Lane - 3BR/2BA w/pool, Azalea
Pt. $1650/mo + until Lawn & pool mainte-
nance incl.
2621 First Ave Duplex- 2/I, $650/mo. +
deposit, plus elec.' 1/2 mo. Free 2nd mo.
*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/IBA $750/mo. plus
2BR/1 BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher. Call
for more information

w1ME SE* 1V

856 Apartments

835 ELLEN ST. - off Tarpon. 2BR/
1.5BA T/H. Close to beach. $850/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
HOUSE SHARING - $650 + 1/2
utilities. You get private entrance, 2BR/
1BA, kitchen, living area, shared
laundry. Deposit $900. (904)277-3680
NEAR OCEAN - Large deck, quiet,
clean, 2BR/1BA. Service animals only.
1132 N. Fletcher, upstairs. References
& deposit. Yearly lease. $900/mo. +
utilities. (904)261 7168, leave msg.
OCEAN SIDE 2BR/1BA - Main Beach
area, ocean view, large deck. 12 mo.
lease. $875/mo. + utilities. Call (847)
Ave. Ground floor. $600/mo. + $500
deposit. Call (386)365-8543.
OCEANVIEW- Upstairs duplex. 2BR/
1BA, A/C, hardwood floors, ceiling
fans. $950/mo. 5.7 S. Fletcher. (904)
233 S. 6th St. - '1BR/1BA apt
completely remodeled, absolutely ador-
able. Ceramic tile flooring & counter
tops. New appliances. $650/mo. + dep.
inc.- water, sewer & garb. 2473 A 1st
Ave. - 2BR/2.5BA townhome a block
from the Florida sand & sea! Ceramic
tile flooring on main living floor. All
elec/CH&A/laundry area/large carport!
$900/mo. + dep. lst'mo. free rent.
Call Sara at (904)753-3268.

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.
AMELIA LAKES - 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.

857 Condos-Furnished
2BR/1BA FOREST RIDGE - 1/2 block
from beach. Small pets considered. No
smoking. $1000/mo. (904)415-6078.
Available January 2009.
pool, beach access. No smoking. Front
& back courtyard. $950/mo. + deposit.
3-12 mo. lease. (904)215-9935

858 Condos-Unfurnished
HOUSE - gated, pool & fitness center,
garage, never occupied, washer/dryer
included. Available now $1200/mo.
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.
3/2 = $950/mo. 2/2 - $850/mo. All
these units have all the upgrades you
need! Pool, jacuzzi, and it's. a gated
community! Call today (904)401-6612.
3BR/2BA. Brand new. $975/mo. Call
AMELIA RENTALS, (904)261-9129.

OCEAN VIEW:2BR - No lease. Service 3BR/2BA CONDO - in gated
animals only. $800/mo. + security community, close to shopping & school.
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm., $1000/mo. (904)583-2009

2BR/1.5BA - top fir of duplex, 1 blk
from ocean, new hdwd firs, W/D.
Water/sewer/garbage , furn. Also
3BR/2BA avail. $975 lease/dep. 583-
ON ISLAND - 2/2 duplex @ 861
Nottingham &'lrg 2/1 duplex @ 212 S.
14th w/W&D. Starting $175/wk or
. $695/mo, -util's avail. (904)261-5034
efficiency kitchen. No smoking. Service
animals only. $550/mo. Includes
utilities, plus deposit. (904)583-0862

condo, Amelia' Lakes. 2BR/2BA, W/D
hookups, fitness center, swimming
pool. $925/mo. Call (904) 261-2061.
HOUSE - gated community with pool
& fitness center, garage, many custom
features. Available now. $1500/mo.
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.

Upstairs. Lakefront. Available now.
$725/mo. 261-3229 1

Saturday &Sunday, December 6& 7


3321 S. Fletcher Ave. * Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 (904) 261-3986

D Allegro

556-1358 D


Directions: AIA to Miner Rd. Right into Hickory
Village. Left on Sand Hickory Trail: $239,900

*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
located 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. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /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. 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
visible 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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Directions: AIA to Miner Rd, Right into Hickory Village. Left
on Sand Hickory Trail. $239,900

Oircton: Fletcher Avenue to New York St, turn into Ocean View 556-1621. oDilions: AIA to BamwIll Rd. North on Barnwell Rd to
Estates. Right on Atlantic View, follow to Laguna Dr. $385,000 Theron. Left on Theron Court. $439,900

DARLINGTO N Ruth Darlington, Lic. Broker

R [ALY INC (904) 261-8030*(904) 753-0366

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Sand Dollar Villas - Best buy in oceanfront condos! 2175 White Sands Way - Lovely Cape Sound town-
Condo common areas have recently undergone a $2.5 house overlooking lake with fountain. Upgrades
million renovation. Great location, gorgeous views! include wood floors in upstairs living areas, tile down-
Unit 104- 2BR/2BA, $375,000 . Unit 110- 2BR/2BA, $399,000 stairs, granite countertops, custom cabinetry and
SUnit 107 -2BR/2BA, $365,000 * Unit 307 - 2BR/2BA, $399,500 stainless steel appliances. $525,000


S.. * 1 7.62 Marshfront acres in O'Neil area,
... - located near shopping & island.

75248 Harvester Drive - Plenty of space inside and
out - 2,800+ sq. ft. and 1 acre! Home features 4 * Lots on South end of Amelia from
bedrooms, 3 bath, crown molding, tile, custom $59,000.
cabinetry and granite countertops. $299,000

Vacation Rentals & Long Term Rentals Available!

Clinch Dr. Quiet marsh view unit w/
porch. 12 month lease. $650/mo +TISS

CURTISS H. Real Estate, Inc.


Directions: Amelia Concourse to Amelia
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Saturday * Dec. 6th * 1 till 4 pm


31 S. 10th St - 3B/2.5BA - $695,000

This Historic home will be open Sat. & Sun.

2118 North Ridge Lane - 5BR/2.5BA - $425,000

Open Sat Only

130 South 6th St. - 3BR/2.5BA - $475,000

Open Sat. Only






1858 Condos-Unfurnished

3BR/2BA - Palms at Amelia. Pool, spa,
gated. Central island. $1000/mo.
2BR/2BA FLAT - at Amelia Woods,
pool, tennis and near beach. Available
now. $850/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.

2BR/1.5BA CONDO - 1.5 blocks from
beach. Completely renovated! Amen-
ities included. $890/mo. Calf (912)269-
AMELIA LAKES - 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.'

Eastwood aks

Surfside Properties, Inc.

S859 Homes-Furnished 860 Homes-Unfurnished I

Summer Beach Village - 3BR/2BA,
gar., fully furn, gated comm. w/pool, 5
mins to beach. $800/wk. (off season),
$2000/mo. 261-6204, 206-0035

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
ON ISLAND - 3BR/3.5BA, inside
laundry, all appliances, 2-car garage,
all wood floors. $1200/mo. + deposit.
(904)583-3130, Patsy Windham,
Realty Achievers.
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.
ON ISLAND - 3BR/2.5BA energy
efficient home, 1882 sq. ft., fenced
yard. $1200/mo. Amelia Coastal Realty

PIRATES WOOD - 3BR/2BA w/office,
private lot on cul-de-sac. Partial river
view. Community boat dock, club-
house, pool & playground. No smoking.
$1100/mo. + sec. dep. & pet dep.
(904)753-2905 or (904)261-7118

HOUSE FOR RENT - 434-B Tarpon
Ave. Ocean view 3BR/2BA, 1550sf,
spacious rooms & garage. $1200/mo.
Call (270) 933-2953.

86170 EASTPORT DR. - North
Hampton. 4BR/3BA,. 3000sf, on golf
course, 3-car garage, water softener,
washer/ dryer. $1695/mo. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006

oak floors, deck, privacy fence, yard
svc. $1150/mo. More info and pics:
www.wallyandeva.webs.com (912)

oI H Florida Coastal

Amelia Island/Yulee

I Commercial
Shared office space.
Fax, copier $350/mo.
I Residential I
Hidden Village - 3/2
Meadowfield Bluff- 3/2
3095 S. Fletcher - 2/1

FloridaCbastalRentals cornn

(904) 610-6460

Tammy Hardy

Limited Time

(904) 845-2922
37149 Cody Circle
Hilliard, Florida
Mon. - Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt.

Dorothy Trent


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904 Motorcycles

312 miles: $1,000. (904)20.6-1694
2005 MOPED - 50cc with less than
900 miles. Blue/black, runs 40-45
miles per hour. $750/OBO. Phone to
see. Cell # 415-2409, Hm # 261-7285.

COUNTRY LIVING almost ON ISLAND 3,2, large .BR'i.5 BA or14i r.... renovated shed beach home.
12 acres w/. 3/2 dou- fenced yard. $140,000 island, North 14th, needs TLC. woderful views from almost eoery
lede 2x6 frame. MLS# 47004 $5 000 upgrade allowance room in the the house. Must seel
blewide 2x6 4 frame. 68 LS 0 $189,000 MLS# 47266 1,900,000 MLS# 45754
$269,000 MLS# 46480

* 210 S. 10th Street, 2/1, $600.
* 205 S. 9th Street 3/1, Neat small home $725/mo. * 75161 Edwards Rd 2/1 with 1/1 on the water. Boat
* 340-A Tarpon Ave 2/2 2 blocks from the beach slip, 3 car garage, large deck, dock gated. $1,600/mo.
$750/mo. includes water . ' . COMMERCIAL
* 806 S. 9th Street 3/1, Older home, hear downtown
$875/mo. * 1939 S.8TH Street 4 Office unit available, NOW
* 806 Adams Road 3/2 with large yard. $975/mo. $400/mo each +tax. Located directly across from
* 535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $830/mo. includes water. Burger King.
Oceanfront. * Commercial Land Lease Approx 30,000@1.25 Sq. Ft.
Road frontage over 300 Ft, Central location.
OFF ISLAND * Office space at 1925 S. 14th St. Suite 4. 3 Individual
* 463313 SR 200 2/1 Block home w/fencejd r PQffiices + lOxI5 open area. $900 a month includes
$650 /mo. utilities
* 85399 Brooke St. Well-maintained; nice 3/2 on an
acre $850/mo.

BestAddress in Fernandina Beach

1, 2, 3 &'4 Bedrooms

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/ Fitness Center
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_ Visit us at www.galphinre.com

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* 16 N. 18th Street - 4BR/2BA two car garage, large deck with fenced
in yard. Includes lawn service. $1295 -
* 95121 Mackinas Circle - 4BR/3BA Immaculate home that includes
a spacious Florida room, office or study & formal dining room. $1995
* 1930 Highland Drive - 3BR/2BA custom built home in great neigh-'
borhood. Family room with fireplace, open gourmet kitchen with wine
cooler, granite counter top. $1600
* 1613 Canterbury Lane - 4BR/2BA home has formal living and din-
ing room with additional family room. Includes lawn care. $1150
* 19'Marsh Bay Court - 3BR/2BA Beautiful home located in cul-de-
sac, solid surface counter tops in kitchen and baths. Lovely lanai.
* 1401 Leon Street - 3BR/1BA Very nice clean home on the island.
Includes fenced-in backyard, wood floors, and skylight., $1050
* 2123 Ciera Lane (Arbours) - 3BR/2BA Rear fenced in yard, newv
A/C system, and water softener. $1125
* 415 Georgia Ave - 3BR/2BA Ho me has fireplace in family room,
screened in patio, security system and two car garage. 'Rent includes
lawn and pest control. $1495
* 96398 Otter Run Dr. - 3BR/2BA Home has a fireplace in the living
room, Two car garage. $1295
* 86648 Cartesian 'Point - 3BR/2BA great home with rear fenced
yard, in wall network, and garage. Rent includes pest control. $1300'
* 86257 Springsiseadow - 3BR/2BA home sits on 3/4 acre lot. Tiled
floors thru out except in bedrooms. zIcludes bonus room and two car
garage. $1200
* 76407 Long Leaf Loop (Timber Creek) - 4BR/3 I/2BA Large home
in new neighborhood with community pool, and clubhouse. $1495
* 86550 Cartesian Point Drive (Cartesian Point) - 3BR/2BA Great
home in very nice area. Close tojax. $1295
* 883-B Mary Street - 2BR/1,5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one car
garage. $950
* 1829 Perimeter Park (Amelia Park) - 2BR/2BA Enjoy. the beauty
of Amelia Island and the convenience of Amelia Park in this down-
stairs home. HIome includes two master baths. $1295
1582 Park Lane - Granny flat with mini kitchen. $600 '
; * 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) - 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to,
the Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping centers. $1800

$309,900 - Marsh Bay Ct. - MLS# 47804
3BR/2BA In Village @ Marsh Lakes
Brad Goble - 261-6166

$725,000 - Fernandina Cay - MLS# 43544
3BR/3BA - Great Ocean View
Nip Galphin - 277r-6597

* 2999 1 si .\e B hi. i 'i.o ..,, garage. Ocean'views. Screened
porch & short walk to beach. $1695
* 2840-A S. Fletcher downstairs - 2BR/1BA, newly renovated with
new appliances. Oceanfront. Great views. $1250
* 966 Chad Street - 3BR/2BA very well kept townhome. Aird floor
plan. $1100 Reduced to $995
* 2483-A First Ave. - 2BR/2BA townhome central location. Only one
block from beach. $750
* 4750 Westwind Court (Coldhy) -2BR/2BA large two car garage.
Unit includes fireplace, whirlpool tub, and jennaire grill in kitchen.
Community pool and tennis courts. $900 ,
* 404A Mizell (Amelia Woods) - 2BR/2BA condo located one block
from' beach. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service.
* 95050 Barclay Place 4-C (Harrison Cove) - 2BR/2BA This home
is located in a beautiful gated community only walking distance to the
beach, master bath includes walk-in shower and garden tub. $1595
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in a gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal water-
way. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
* 2700 Mizell 504-A - 3BR/2BA enjoy summer days in the communi-
ty pool. Water, garage, sewer, lawn and pest control included. $995 ,
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place - 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gited
community. Enjoy luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator in
garage. $1625
* 4730 St. Marc Court (Colony) - 2BR/2BA Great south end loca-
tion. Large 2 car garage. Fireplacehin family room. Minutes from beach
shopping and golf'course. $925'
* 96026 Stoney. Creek - 3BR/2BA Home is fresh and new. Located in
gated community. $1100 Reduced to $995 with first months rent
* 2483B First Ave. - 2BR/2BA located only one block from blach,
fully furnished. $800
* 6353 Fernandina Shores - 2BR/1 1/2 BA Great condo located-on
Tarpon Ave., fturnished. $1050
* 2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for a wonderful get away for
the winter then come take a look'at this wonderful home on the ocean
with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Wood floors,
modern bathrooms, casual furnishings, and windows everywhere.The
upper level deck has stairs that take you right .to the beach. Home is
completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment $2250

$425,000 - S. Fletcher Lot 50'x100'
Ready to build - Plans Available 2700 s.f.
Brad Goble -261-6166

$157,000 - The Palms - MLS# 452431
2BR/2BA - Many Upgrades
Brad Goble - 261-6166


$189,900 - MLS# 47177 $585,000 - Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365 $172,000 -1311 Broome- MLS# 47106
Like New 3BR/2BA In Nassau Lakes 4BRI/3A - 2578s - In Seaside Subdivision 1375 s.f. Open Floor Plan
Brad Goble - 261-6166 Nip Galphin - 277-6597 [ Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Lanceford Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 * Brad Goble.- 261-6166
* Barrington Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* South 8th Street * Commercial Lot $210,000 #43209 * Nip Galphin - 277-6597
* Beach Street * Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166


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1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4

Amelia Island, FL

Sales (904)277-9700

Property Management


Sls Sl 4ae__ _ _ _

$1,200,000 - So. 8th Street - MLS# 43189
1.3ac Out-Parcel- Concurrency, Utilities
' N Galphin - 277-6597

$1,4915,00 - S. Fletcher, Ocean Front - MLS 45255 ,
On two bulldable lots. Demo & Rental permits In place.
Brad Goble - 261-6166

860 Homes-Unfurnished
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
AT THE BEACH - Modern 2BR/1BA,
washer/dryer, 2-car garage. $925/mo.
+ deposit. (904)491-3288
2BR/1.5BA - w/den in historic Old
Town on San Carlos Plaza with
wonderful river views. For photos &
details see Craigs List. $995/mo.
3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $975/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
753-2230 .
AMELIA PARK - 2BR/2.5BA town-
home, 2-car garage, W/D. $1000/mo.
+ all utilities. Call (410)726-4162.
CALLAHAN - 45758 Pickett St. Beauti-
ful 2 acres, 3BR/2BA house w/hard-
wood floors, pool, playground, & 2-car
garage. $1700/mo. (904)225-5005,
(904)626-0363 or (904)838-4257
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
3BR/1BA HOUSE - on island.
Convenient location, secluded, recent
remodel, dishwasher, W/D hookup,
refrig. $850/mo., deposit, lease,
references required! (904)753-1116
ISLAND 3BR/1BA - 1016 S. 9th St.
Recently remodeled. W/D. $800/mo. +
dep. One year lease. (904)206-0920
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
location. Available immediately. Rent or
lease option. (954)856-1424
1387 FIR ST. - Almost new 3BR/2BA
2-story townhome with garage. Pets
welcomed. Available now. $975/mo.
Call 548-8402.
BEACHWAY - Beautiful 4BR/2BA 1800
s.f. home in a wonderful neighborhood.
2-car garage, sec. syst., water soften-
er, & large bkyd. Must see! $1190/mo.

860 Homes-Unfurnished
AMELIA PARKE - Unfurnished
cottage, 1200 sq. ft., 3BR/2BA. One
year lease. $1100/mo. + all utilities.
Call (609)921-6264.

$15,400. Only $199/mo. 3BR $11,000.
5% down, 15 yrs 8%. HUD homes
available. For listings (800)366-9783
ext 5796. ANF

$1325/mo. AMERICAN BEACH - 3BR/
2BA, $1400/mo. Call Don Brown Realty
at 225-5510 or 571-7177.

- 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.
3BR/2BA BRICK HOME - in Yulee.
Jacuzzi tub. Available now. $1000/mo.
+ -$1000 deposit. Call (904)237-0692.
SPECIAL -, $250 off 1st mo rent,
Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
96033 Sunfish Ln. CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $995/mo. (916)300-3039

861 Vacation Rentals

Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

1 863 Office

SEVERAL OFFICES '- from $225 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities. 3 above
Palace Saloon and 1 next to Amelia
Insurance, Sadler Road. Call George
town & 14th Street, 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597

:1150 SQ. FT.' BUILDING - in Historic
Downtown Fernandina Beach. 117 So:
9th St. Handicap accessible. Restroom
(unisex). lKitchenette. Phone system
available. $1200/mo. + utilities..(904)

1 863 Office

sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.

864 Commercial/Retail

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
405 S. 8th St. - 615sf retail space
avail in busy strip mall. $535/mo. +
dep. 1st month rent free. 528 S. 8th
St. - office/retail space. Avail in busy
strip mall. $475 for 365sf/$500 for
375sf. Utilities incl. 1st month rent
free. Sec. dep required. Call Sara at
High Traffic and Visibility
across from Wal-Mart
924 T.3. Courson
Fernandina Beach
Showroom, offices apd warehouse
with large overhead doors.
FOR LEASE - 1250 sq. ft. office
warehouse. High traffic area. Two roll
up bays. (904)753-2178
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AlA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate

901 Automobiles

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 - '95
Honda Civic $700. '94 Acura Integra
$700. '93 Honda Accord $650. For
listings call (800)366-9813 ext 9275.
1998 FORD EXPLORER - Leather.
Clean. Good condition. $2595. (904)

902 Trucks

1987 FORD - 28 ft. bucket lift. All
.hydraulics work. New engine, trans-
mission. $3500/OBO. (904)321-0820



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