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It may be wishful thinking, but city
officials have entertained the notion of
having a cruise ship terminal on the
north end of Amelia Island.
That would depend on Jaxport or
the city of Jacksonville giving up on
locating a terminal at Mayport because
of public opposition there.
Public opposition also could be
expected here - at least two city com-
missioners have discouraged the idea
- but the mayor hails the possibility as
a major economic boost for
Fernandina Beach and Nassau County.
"People's major objection is that
cruise ships don't bring in business....
But that's not true," Fernandina Beach
Mayor Bruce Malcolm said.
"It would have an enormous effect
on the downtown," he said.
Three island sites have been men-
tioned for a cruise ship terminal - the
Port of Fernandina, the former pogy
rminal on island?
plant adjacent to Fort Clinch State
Park and Smurfit-Stone Container
Malcolm admitted that a cruise
ship terminal here may be "in the
realm of fantasy right now."
Nassau County Commissioner
Mike Boyle, a member of the Tourist
Development Council, described the
prospect as "fanciful."
"About a month ago, I heard a
rumor that if the plans for a cruise
terminal in Mayport fell apart, that
they might consider Fernandina
Beach. I don't think there's much
chance of that happening," he said.
"I said to the person telling me,
This sounds like leverage to try to
get the Duval people to pass the
Mayport thing,' because there's many,
many obstacles in Fernandina Beach
that would make it impractical."
'There were no details, and that's
why I didn't give it a lot of credibility,"
effect on the
FERNANDINA BEACH MAYOR
CRUISE Continued on 3A
PLUMES OF COLOR
Pink, orange and lavender illuminate plumes of steam from Rayonier's Fernandina Mill as sailboats
are silhouetted against the sky in an early January sunset over the Amelia River.
What's the vision for Nassau?
Tourism, parks, health, jobs?
Promoting tourism may be a top
priority for city and county officials,
especially on the island, but county
residents' concerns focus more on
the need for parks, recreation, edu-
cation, health care and employment.
Though tourism is Nassau
County's largest industry, it did not top
area residents' concerns, according
to a draft of the final Vision 2032
The county's visioning process is
nearing completion, according to
Growth Management Director Walter
Fufidio. The Vision 2032 steering com-
mittee, which began holding public
meetings last February, will present a
final report to the county commission
early this year, said Fufidio, who also
serves as the committee's chairman.
"We're still taking comments from
individual (steering committee) mem-
bers and also reaching out to our
(Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-
Yulee Chamber of Commerce) part-
ners to get their input. We're giving all
this to (vision consulting firm) MGT
of America, and they'll be submitting
the second-draft final report," Fufidio
"The steering committee had
requested this matter to be on the
(county commission) agenda for Jan.
26," he added. "If we do not make that
Fernandina Beach is a vacation spot to
me. It's as much a vacation spot to me
as somewhere in North Dakota.'
DEAN WOEHRLE, BOULOUGNE
VISION 2032 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBER
agenda because of the lead time and
the desire to get everybody's com-
ments, then we'll have it on the agen-
da in early February."
Fufidio said the Vision 2032 project
aimed to find out where Nassau
County was, where it wanted to be
and how to get there. Steering com-
mittee members and county residents
identified several areas where they
would like to see the county progress,
Two such areas were education
and health care. "Regarding educa-
tion, I think it was recognized that
there needs to be a cooperative effort
between the school board, (Florida
Community College at Jacksonville)
and the Economic Development
Board to identify needs and training
programs," he said. "There was also a
strong message sent to us that Nassau
County supports an additional hospi-
tal west of 1-95."
Fufidio added that county residents
also felt that parkland was a priority for
the future. "There was also a recog-
nition that (we need) to acquire recre-
ation and open space while we're still
growing, because it's the only realis-
tic time to do it," he said. "It's a lot
more expensive to do it as you get
toward the build-out."
Malcolm Noden, a member of the
Vision 2032 Steering Committee,
noted that tourism has a major impact
on Nassau County during a committee
meeting Dec. 17. According to the
draft report, 21 percent of the county's
economy is driven by the tourism
However, many residents who
offered their insight at the Vision
2032's public involvement meetings
see other areas of need as those more
crucial to address. More parks, bike
trails and other recreational areas,
businesses that provide entertain-
ment, such as movie theaters, more
public pools and upgraded infra-
structure were some of the top items
listed by citizens at a Feb. 19 public
involvement meeting in Hilliard.
While development of museums,
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City reaps $100K
from eBay sales
Fernandina Beach has made more
than $100,000 since March 2007 from
eBay sales of surplus vehicles and
other items, according to records from
the city's Fleet Maintenance
Department. More than 30 used vehi-
cles were sold during that time period.
Those vehicles range from Ford
Crown Victorias used by the police
department to full-sized dump trucks
used by city maintenance workers.
The city's fleet also includes vehicles
such as golf carts and tractors, which
are also sold at auction when their
mechanical condition requires more
upkeep than is worthwhile.
Jeremiah Glisson, fleet maintenance
director, is in charge of putting the sur-
plus vehicles on eBay for auction. Most
of the city vehicles that end up on eBay
are listed in "poor" condition.
For example, a 1990 Ford F-150
pickup truck with 125,000 miles sold
for $1,325; a 1990 Jeep Cherokee SUV
with 98,000 miles sold for $1,576; a
1989 Chevrolet C1500 pickup truck
with 129,000 miles sold for $886.
A 1983 Ford L8000 dump truck with
180,000 miles sold for $2,950; a 2002
CARS Continued on 3A
City says no to
more alcohol sales
After debate from Commissioner
Eric Childers and others, Fernandina
Beach Commissioners voted down a
city code amendment that would have
expanded alcohol sales on city prop-
Both Mayor Bruce Malcolm and
Commissioner Susan Steger said they
came to the meeting with ambivalent
feelings about the new policy - but in
the end, both voted to keep city facil-
ities alcohol-free, as did Commissioner
Ron Sapp, who was adamantly
opposed to the idea.
The amendment came to commis-
sioners in conjunction with a number
of special events permit changes. It
would have allowed alcoholic drinks to
be served during parties at city recre-
ational facilities including the Peck
Community Center, the Martin Luther
King Jr. Center and the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Sapp was adamantly against serv-
ing alcohol at city venues, arguing that
the city had tried for many years to
keep Fernandina Beach a "family-ori-
ented" place, and that allowing alcohol
at its facilities would send the wrong
message to young people.
Childers countered that serving
alcohol at special events was "a neces-
sity, especially in these economic
times." He said the city should be try-
ing to attract a different demographic,
such as baby boomers, DINKs (dou-
ble-income, no kids), empty nesters
and generation Xers. He also noted
that many "every-day folks" can't
afford to have their events at venues
like The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island,
and the city could provide some serv-
ice to them.
"It's archaic that you can't serve
alcohol for a family reunion at the Peck
Center," said Childers.
Lt. Bill Leeper of the Florida
Highway Patrol, who is also a former
mayor, said at the meeting that he was
opposed to allowing alcoholic bever-
ages on city property. He said he
would not like to see the troubles of
the 1970s return, and that any fees
received by the city would not be
worth the related problems caused by
the consumption of alcohol.
Leeper also noted that city taxpay-
ers would be better served by reduc-
ing the cost of government, and that
too many people have been injured or
killed by drunk drivers.
"I won't talk about some of the
things I've seen as a result of drinking
and driving," said Leeper. "We don't
need the liability."
Steger said she was "torn on the
issue" and asked if the amendment
could have a time limit or a "testing
phase" to see if serving alcohol at city
venues caused more problems. "I want
to be able to pull the plug if there are
issues," she said.
Gil Langley, president & CEO of
the Amelia Island Convention and
Visitors Bureau, said there are many
people in the community who are
budget-conscious, and that the num-
ber of private facilities that can be used
for events is limited.
"We think this would be a good
move to attract tourism at a time when
we need it most," said Langley.
Harry Krix, owner of Last Flight
Out on Centre Street and a member of
the Tourist Development Council, said
he shared Steger's and Leeper's con-
cerns. Some people on the TDC, he
said, were also "dead-set against" serv-
ing alcohol on city property. But, he
added, the amendment was not going
to "turn the streets into a Bacchanalian
"I'm strongly behind no open con-
tainers or widespread alcohol use,"
said Krix, but said he thought the city
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Study. Lean, fit men lower heart failure risk
For the News Leader
Staying lean and fit can dra-
matically lower the risk of
heart failure in men,
researchers report in
Circulation: Journal of the
American Heart Association.
In the Physicians' Health
Study, researchers from the
Brigham and Women's
Hospital in Boston, followed
21,094 U.S. male physicians,
40 to 84 years old, for 20 years
* Lean and active men had
the lowest risk for heart fail-
ure and obese and inactive
men had the highest risk.
* After adjusting for risk
factors such as high blood
pressure, diabetes and high
cholesterol, the risk of heart
failure increased by 49 per-
cent in overweight men and
180 percent in obese men.
* Any amount of vigorous
physical activity that caused
sweating, ranging from a low
of one to three times a month
to a high of five to seven times
a week, was associated with
an 18 percent reduction in
heart failure risk, after adjust-
ing for other known causes.
* Compared with men who
rarely or never vigorously
exercised, men engaging in
vigorous physical activity five
to seven times a week had a
36 percent reduction in heart
* Compared with partici-
pants who were lean and
active, the risk of heart failure
in the lean
S and inac-
active; 78 percent in the over-
weight and inactive; 168 per-
cent in the obese and active;
and 293 percent in the obese
"Whereas previous studies
have established that obese
men have a higher likelihood
of developing heart failure,
the present investigation has
extended this knowledge by
pointing out that even over-
weight or pre-obese men are
not spared from this increased
risk," said Satish Kenchaiah,
M.D., M.PH., lead author of
the study and investigator at
the Physicians' Health Study,
Brigham and Women's
Hospital. "On average, in men
who are 5 feet, 10 inches tall,
for every 7 pounds of excess
body weight, the risk of heart
failure will go up by 11 per-
cent over the next 20 years"
The study took place from
1982 to 2007, and participants
about demographics, lifestyle
and medical history twice in
the first year and annually
thereafter. The physicians
reported height and weight,
which was used to calculate
body mass index (BMD).
Men with BMI less than 25
were considered lean, 25 to
29.9 was overweight, and
greater than 30 was obese.
Physical activity was based on
activity that worked up a
sweat with options of rarely/
never, one to three times a
month, once a week, two to
four times a week, five to six
times a week or daily. Men
who said they rarely/never
exercised were considered
inactive. Those who said they
exercised one to three times a
month were considered active.
About 40 percent of the
participants were overweight
and about 5 percent were
obese at baseline. A greater
proportion of obese men exer-
cised less. Participants who
rarely or never exercised were
older, had higher BMI,
smoked cigarettes more often
and had a greater prevalence
of high blood pressure and
diabetes. During follow-up,
1,109 of 21,094 physicians
developed heart failure.
"Another interesting find-
ing of our study is that BMI
and vigorous physical activity
did not influence each other's
effect on the risk of heart fail-
ure," Kenchaiah said. "Higher
BMI increased the risk of
heart failure in inactive as well
as active individuals. By the
same token, the beneficial
effect of vigorous physical
activity in reducing the risk of
heart failure was observed in
lean, overweight, and also
About 67 percent of
Americans have excess body
weight and only about 30 per-
cent exercise regularly, he
said. "Each year about 660,000
Americans are newly diag-
nosed with heart failure.
Once heart failure devel-
ops, the quality of life deterio-
rates, and about 80 percent of
the men and 70 percent of the
women older than 65 years
with heart failure die within
About 1 million hospitaliza-
tions and 3 million outpatient
and emergency visits are
attributed to heart failure in
the United States each year,
with estimated costs for 2008
at $35 billion, he said.
"Adopting a healthy
lifestyle, keeping a normal
weight and exercising regular-
ly will go a long way toward
reducing one's risk of heart
failure," Kenchaiah said.
The National Heart, Lung
and Blood Institute and the
National Cancer Institute,
both part of the National
Institutes of Health funded the
The American Heart
Association's national cam-
paign, Start!, calls on all
Americans to incorporate regu-
lar physical activity into their
daily lives. Through active,
year-round participation in
walking, Start! supports the
mission of the American Heart
Association to reduce the risk of
cardiovascular disease and
stroke. To learn more, call 1-
800-AHA-USA1 or visit
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Thursday of each month at
the Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St. The next meet-
ing is Jan. 15. No pre-registra-
tion is required. This meeting
is open to the public. For
information, call Ann Smith,
RN., at 261-3222.
A membership meeting of
the Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County
will be held on Jan. 15 at 9:30
a.m. at the Peck Center. For
information about the coali-
tion or this meeting call Tom
Washburn at 491-1753.
A Stroke Support Group
meeting will be held at
Savannah Grand, 1900
Amelia Trace Court
Fernandina Beach, on Jan.
21 at 10:30 a.m. For more
information call 321-0898.
Micah's Place help
Need to help a friend,
become a volunteer or learn
more about domestic vio-
lence? Micah's Place offers
orientations every fourth
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The
next session is Jan. 22. Call
491-6364, ext. 102 for more
information and the location.
One of the most broken
New Year's Resolutions is the
resolve to quit tobacco. If this
is in your list of things to do
in the New Year, Nassau
County Health Department
Tobacco Cessation Coun-
selor Jennifer Emmons can
All over Nassau County
people have been quitting
with Emmons' help. The
NOW) and their free nicotine
replacement therapy (patch-
es, lozenges and gum) and
cessation groups greatly
increase your chances of
quitting. You do not have to
be tobacco free to join.
For information call
Emmons at 548-1867.
Cell phone recycling
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center is collecting
used and about-to-be discard-
ed cell phones for redeploy-
ment nationwide and in
developing countries to
improve the quality of life
through better communica-
tion. If the phone cannot be
reused, it will be recycled
according to EPA standards.
Phones may be dropped
of at the Volunteer Center,
1001 Atlantic Ave., Suite B, or
dropped in the mail slot after
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center enlists vol-
unteers to support non-profit
agencies and their work in
Nassau County and conducts
projects of its own to assist
those in need. For more
information call 261-2771 or
Mr. William A. "Buddy"
Booth, age 79, of Fernandina
Beach passed away on Tuesday
morning, Jan. 6, 2009 at Baptist
Medical Center Jacksonville.
was the son of
the late William
G. and Lillian A.
Mr. Booth had
been a lifelong
resident of i
Jacksonville before moving to
Fernandina Beach in 1990.
Upon completing high
school, he enlisted in the U.S.
Marine Corps. During his mili-
tary years, he served in the
Korean War, where he was rec-
ognized for his involvement at
the ChoSan Reservoir Conflict.
After being honorably dis-
charged in 1952, Mr. Booth
worked in various capacities in
the construction industry before
beginning a Civil Service career
with the U.S. Army Corp. of
Engineers at Cape Canaveral.
He moved to Naval Air Station
Jacksonville as superintendent
of construction, where he
remained until retiring in 1989.
In 1990, after accepting the
position as Building Official for
the City of Fernandina Beach,
he and his wife, Nancy, settled
on Amelia Island. After over-
seeing Building Compliance,
Zoning and Code Enforcement
for five years, in 1995 he opened
his own state certified home
inspection service that he oper-
ated until 2002.
An avid golfer, Mr. Booth
enjoyed golfing at the Fernan-
dina Beach Golf Club. Mr.
Booth was a former member of
the BPOE, Lodge No. 42,
Jacksonville, and a current
member of the American
Legion, Post No. 54, Fernandina
Beach. He was a member of the
State of Florida Certified Build-
ing Inspectors, a member of the
Korean Conflict's ChoSan Few
and a former member of the
San Jose Catholic Church,
He leaves behind, his wife
of 28 years, Nancy A. Booth, of
Fernandina Beach; four daugh-
ters, Brenda DeVane (Steve) of
Teachy, N.C., Mary Gianotes of
Bradenton, Patricia Khasbatovy
(Rinat) of St. Augustine and
Karen DeMoss (Loy) of Gilmer,
Texas; two stepsons, Michael
Frank (Patti) and Steven Frank
(Tonia), all of Jacksonville; a sis-
ter, Madelyn Luthold of
Jonathan, Kimberly, Anna,
Stephanie, William, Andrew,
Christopher, Joshua, Kayleb,
Bobby, Brett, Brian, Dustin and
Kristin; two great-grandchil-
dren, Eric and Colton; and four
Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. today, Friday, Jan. 9,
from the graveside in Bosque
Bello Cemetery, Fernandina
Beach, with Monsignor Mor-
timer Danaher officiating. Mili-
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Neva Hunt, 84, of
Fernandina Beach passed away
Sunday morning, Jan. 4, 2009
at the Community Hospice
McGraw Center for Caring in
She was born March 2,1924,
in Indiana and moved to
Fernandina Beach in 2001 from
Reston, Va. Mrs. Hunt loved the
beach and was an excellent
cook. She was
able in her dress
and was a model
when she was
include a son
law, Jon and Pat Powers of
Fernandina Beach; one brother,
Martin Tullis, of Owensboro,
Ky.; a sister and brother-in-law,
Betty and Bob Moss of Chagrin
Fall, Ohio; one granddaughter,
Dawn Krass and her husband,
Ed; a niece, Candice, and
Services will be private. In
lieu of flowers, the family sug-
gests memorial donations be
made to Community Hospice of
N.E. Florida, 4114 Sunbeam
Road, Bldg. 100, Suite 101,
Jacksonville, FL 32257.
Green Pine Funeral Home
Marlene Hazel Rogers, 77,
of Yulee passed away Saturday,
Dec. 27, 2008 at Shands
Jacksonville after a brief illness.
Born in Minnesota, she was the
daughter of the late Orville and
Adeline James. She met her late
husband, John Choban, in St.
Paul, Minn., and they were mar-
ried on Feb. 20, 1955.
Mrs. Rogers was an active
Street Baptist "
Church and was
the choir, help-
ing the ladies of
School class, and participating
in church functions.
She will be remembered for
her compassion and love for oth-
A loving mother, grand-
mother and great-grandmoth-
er, she leaves behind two sons,
John (Kirsten) of Minnesota and
Neil of Yulee; three daughters,
Debbie and Lenaya (Nick), both
of Melbourne, and Mona (Scott)
of Yulee; her five grandchildren,
Dana, Danyel, Brianna, Connor
and Trevis; and one great-grand-
child, Aiden, along with many
loving nieces and nephews.
A celebration and thanks-
giving in her memory will be
held at North 14th Street Baptist
Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
10, the Revs. Randy Elrod and
Buddy Jones officiating.
Friends and family are invit-
ed to a meal and fellowship pro-
vided by the members of 14th
Street Baptist Church immedi-
ately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the family.
Coalition for the
Homeless in Nassau County
will be conducting an annual
census and survey to meas-
ure the number and needs of
homeless individuals in the
county. The data collected
from the count and surveys
are analyzed and then uti-
lized to plan services for
homeless people and to apply
for state and federal grants.
The "count" will be done
nationwide on Monday, Jan.
26. Volunteers in Nassau
County will be collecting data
and doing surveys at home-
less shelters and transitional
housing facilities as well as
on the streets. Volunteers will
be sent as part of a team to
five zones in Nassau County.
A training session is required
before Jan. 26. Please call
Dani Gammel at 261-8081 or
Sharon Manning at 206-1842
for further information.
A free Nassau County
Consumer Clinic, presented
by Jacksonville Area Legal
Aid, will be held on Jan. 12 at
5:30 p.m. in the Nassau
County Courthouse jury
Topics will include debt
collection, small claims,
bankruptcy, foreclosure and
ID theft. For more informa-
Cynthia Johnson at (904)
356-8371, ext. 307.
Are you a senior citizen
interested in becoming com-
puter savvy? Learn how to
access the Internet and e-
mail. Have a topic you would
like to research? Longtime
computer coach Janet Cote-
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hands-on experience on the
computer. Classes will be
held at the Council on Aging
Senior Center, 1367 South
18h St. (across from Baptist
Medical Center Nassau) and
will begin on Monday, Jan. 12
from 2-3 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call Frances Bartelt
at 261-0701, ext.102.
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is hiring workers to help with
the 2010 Census in Nassau
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positions will be held at
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p.m. and on Jan. 28 at 9:30
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FRIDAY, January 9,2009 NEWS News-Leader
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Boyle said. "I tended to dis-
count it as just a fanciful rumor.
... It hasn't even be mentioned
on the TDC, and I haven't heard
anything else since that one
time somebody spoke to me
"I think there's been some
people looking around for alter-
natives if the Mayport deal
doesn't go through, but. .. I
haven't talked to anybody from
Jaxport," said Gil Langley, pres-
ident & CEO of the Amelia
Island Convention and Visitors
Nassau County Coordinator
Ed Sealover said he is unaware
of specific conversations with
Jacksonville officials about it.
"I don't know of any formal con-
tact. I've heard folks talk about
the old pogy plant being the
location of the new cruise ship
(terminal)," he said.
Steve Reich, executive direc-
tor of the Nassau County
Economic Development Board,
said, "Nobody has called me
officially about any project like
that." He said he would wait to
see what Jacksonville does
before considering the
Nancy Rubin, director of
communications and public
relations for Jaxport, said
Fernandina Beach has been
considered in the past but,
"There has been no official
Jaxport contact with either
Nassau County or Fernandina
Beach leaders on the subject
of a potential cruise terminal"
recently. She said Jaxport is
focusing on the Mayport pro-
Malcolm said the possibility
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art galleries and other venues
offering West Side residents
activities to participate in were
listed, larger tourism attractions
were not suggested.
'Tourism is the driving force
right now, but will it be for the
next 25 years?" questioned
Gene Bennett. "People are clear-
ly not interested in keeping (the
driving force) as tourism. I firm-
ly believe (the West Side) will
become the economic force of
Bennett added that develop-
ment in Clay and Baker coun-
ties, as well as at the Cecil Field
complex in Duval County, would
directly impact western Nassau.
Bill Moore works in the
tourism industry and said the
county's future focus will deter-
mine whether tourism contin-
ues to be the major industry.
"It's probably not going to
be in the future, because what
attracts tourists doesn't attract
manufacturing and other busi-
nesses," he said.
Dean Woehrle pointed out
that when new highways are
constructed, they also bring
growth, and new highways may
shift the county's economic
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was broached with him at a
meeting in St. Augustine about
a month ago where he was told
there was "a rumor going
around" about a possible cruise
ship terminal at the Port of
Malcolm said he mentioned
the conversation to City
Manager Michael Czymbor the
next morning. He said as far as
he knows, nobody at City Hall
has been in contact with
Jacksonville or Jaxport officials
about locating a cruise terminal
in Fernandina Beach.
The matter came up
Tuesday at the city commission
meeting when Commissioner
Ron Sapp said he discussed the
matter with Czymbor.
Czymbor told commission-
ers alternative sites to Mayport
included the Port of
Fernandina, the former pogy
plant and property at Smurfit-
Stone Container Corp.
Sapp has concerns, and
Commissioner Susan Steger
"encouraged the city manager
to be discouraging about the
cruise ship" locating here.
Jacksonville city officials are
expected to vote Jan. 27 on
locating a new $60 million ter-
minal in Mayport. The present
cruise terminal on the St. Johns
River will be part of Hanjin
Shipping Co.'s new container
crowded in the space around
the exits. ... That same growth
is coming to the West Side," he
Woehrle said tourism isn't
as widely noticed on the West
Side because it primarily occurs
on the island.
'To us, that's as much a vaca-
tion spot as anywhere else," he
said. "As a East Boulougne cit-
izen, Fernandina Beach is a
vacation spot to me. It's as much
a vacation spot to me as some-
where in North Dakota."
Though tourism doesn't
occur much on the West Side,
Callahan Mayor Shirley Graham
said tourism is important to
West Side residents.
"A great majority of the
employees that these resorts
have come from the West Side,"
Fufidio said last week that
residents also have stressed that
terminal, requiring the move to
be completed by mid-2010.
But the Mayport Civic
Association on Monday reject-
ed the terms of a proposed set-
tlement offered by Jaxport to
settle a lawsuit challenging con-
struction of the cruise ship ter-
minal in the historic fishing vil-
The settlement was reject-
ed because of unresolved con-
cerns over shore power sources
and compatibility with the vil-
lage's shrimping and fishing
industry, said Michelle Baldwin,
president of the association.
"A terminal, with all its pol-
lution, environmental damage,
crime and Homeland Security
issues, simply cannot be placed
right in the middle of a resi-
dential neighborhood," Baldwin
The cruise industry has
expanded in Jacksonville.
Carnival Cruise Lines replaced
the 1,486-passenger Celebration
with the 2,052-passenger
Fascination last year. A 2006
study determined the smaller
ship's presence created 400 jobs
and had a $40 million annual
impact on Northeast Florida.
Reporters Angela Daughtry
and Ryan Smith and
reporters in Jacksonville Beach
contributed to this story.
the final visioning plan should
be a practical guide, not just a
series of unheeded * * -11-1,
'There's been a strong sense to
have effective implementation
of the final report when it's
adopted," he said. "... We rec-
ognize that it may not be
attained in its entirety, but it's a
blueprint for future action, and
I think the process has helped
(Nassau County) develop a bet-
ter sense of place.
'The (MGT of America) con-
sultant has come up with a
nickname for Nassau County:
'the eastern gateway to
Florida,'" he added. 'That came
not just from the obvious road
crossings - we tried to look at
the county in a larger context of
what's happening in Kingsland
(Ga.) and Baker County and
'There has been no officialJaxport contact
with either Nassau County or Fernandina
Beach on a potential cruise terminal.'
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS, PR, JAXPORT
CARS Continued from 1A
Ford Crown Victoria with
104,000 miles sold for $2,469;
and a 1990 Ford L8000 dump
truck with 96,000 miles sold
Glisson noted that some
vehicles with lower mileage -
such as a 1995 Jeep Cherokee
SUVwith 60,000 miles that sold
for $2,576 - were put up for
auction because they had prob-
lems like rust or transmission
failure. The 1995 Jeep
Cherokee had been used as a
beach vehicle, which caused it
to sustain severe rusting.
A 2001 F-550 service truck
with 76,873 miles that was in a
moderate to severe accident
sold on eBay for $6,300.
Glisson said the city's finan-
cial return since using eBay
has been 400 to 500 percent
higher than the former sealed-
The city bases its surplus-
vehicle sales on a "life cost
analysis." According to the
city's fleet management policy,
"the optimum time to replace a
vehicle is when its total costs,
averaged over the vehicle's life-
time, are at a minimum."
Mileage is the primary replace-
ment criterion, but age and use
of the vehicle are also factors.
ALCOHOL Continued from 1A
should at least give the con-
cept a try while keeping a close
eye on it.
When Steger asked city
Police Chief Jim Hurley to
make a statement, Hurley said
he was not sure what kind of
groups the city would attract
with a new alcoholic beverage
"I have the same concerns
that Lt. Leeper has expressed
... concerns about liabilities to
the city," he said. He also noted
that the police department
would hold people accountable
and monitor the events, but
added that he didn't "antici-
pate it as a great problem."
"I could go either way with
it," said Hurley.
Malcolm said he was not
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vehicles are not necessarily
replaced according to the rota-
tion program. Depending on
how the vehicle is used, it may
have a useful life far beyond
100,000 miles. Patrol cars and
beach vehicles, because of
heavy use, may have to be
City employees have use of
a "loaner pool" of vehicles for
conferences and seminars with-
in the state. Those vehicles are
pulled from other departments,
said Glisson, when they are not
being fully utilized. The loaner
pool presently consists of four
Ford Crown Victorias, said
Glisson, ranging from 1998 to
opposed to the consumption
of alcohol, although he added
that he considered it "the most
dangerous drug on earth."
"It's something I'm deeply,
deeply conflicted about," said
Malcolm. "I'm sitting here on
the edge of a razor wondering
how I'm going to fall on this
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thized with those who had lost
family members to drunk driv-
ers, and that he had also lost
family members because of
alcohol. But, he said, the type
of people to take advantage of
the new policy would be
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baby with the bath water," said
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cent of its vehicles are Fords,
which keeps the parts inven-
Devices such as used com-
puter monitors, air compres-
sors and VCRs have also been
put on eBay, but the city has
not had as much success sell-
ing those types of items.
Proceeds from eBay auctions,
said Glisson, go to those city
departments that are set up
with revenue accounts, such
as enterprise funds.
An auction revenue account
has also been established in
the city's general fund for the
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of vehicles will be put up for
auction in February or March,
after the city receives its new
vehicles approved by the city
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Vice Mayor Ken Walker,
who was in favor of the new
policy, said "the discussion has
drifted a little to a referendum
on drunk driving."
"This doesn't mean the
Peck Center is going to turn
into an open bar," said Walker.
"It's very simple what we're
voting on here ... I see it pro-
viding facilities for the Cham-
ber Music Festival where a
glass of wine may be provided,
or a wedding where they want
to serve champagne."
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as what we're voting on here,"
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Navy training stirs concerns of whale advocates
The U. S. Navy's proposed
sonar training range off the
Georgia and Florida coasts
won't impact the endangered
North Atlantic right whale
as much as first thought, a
Georgia wildlife biologist said
The federally protected
northern right whale's only
known calving ground is off the
coasts of Georgia and Northeast
Florida from Nov. 15 to April
15. They bear and care for their
young as close as 500 yards
from shore to a distance of
about 30 miles offshore.
"Our initial concern is that
the Navy avoid that area dur-
ing calving season," said Clay
George, a wildlife biologist spe-
cializing in the right whale and
other marine life for the Georgia
Department of Natural
Resources in Brunswick, Ga.
"We expected that that is not
something the Navy would vol-
untarily abide by. But we were
encouraged when they provid-
ed us with additional informa-
tion on sonar training that was
not in the draft environmental
"They told us a very small
percentage of their training
would be in that area - only 1
percent," George said. "They
are going into the channel and
navigating - training they would
have to do - and we thought
that was reasonable. That
allayed our concerns consider-
George is hoping for a con-
tinued steady comeback of the
right whale, which numbers
between 300 and 400. Already,
with three months to go in the
season, 16 calves have been
sighted by scientists in an area
from South Carolina to Florida,
"That is shaping up to be a
pretty good year. The record
year was 31 calves in 2000,"
The Navy is preparing final
environmental impact state-
ments on a series of training
proposals that would affect the
East, West and Gulf coasts of
the United States. In the
Southeast, the Navy is propos-
ing a 500-square-mile range
about 50 miles off Florida and
Georgia for undersea warfare
The main concerns are the
potential for ship strikes that
could injure or kill the whales
and sonar testing that could
alter the behavior of the whales
and other marine life.
There are National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administra-
tion (NOAA) rules that require
ships to lower speeds to 10
knots through calving grounds
but military vessels are exclud-
"We recognize that Navy ves-
sel speed in warfare is neces-
sary, but in training we would
like to see those vessels slow,"
Navy ships post lookouts to
sight whales, but George said
he knows that the behavior of
right whales in calving season
makes them hard to spot. They
move more slowly and they
often travel just below the water
"I was out yesterday getting
some hydrophone recordings
of whales in the St. Marys
Channel, and there was a sub-
marine off shore doing maneu-
vers," George said. "It would
have been very hard for them to
know the whales were there."
Environmental activists are
critical of the Navy training pro-
posals, pointing out the possi-
bility of ship strikes, sonar noise
that may cause whale strand-
ings on beaches, and entangle-
ments in gear.
The Southern Environmen-
The northern right whale's only known
calving ground is off the coasts of
Georgia and Northeast Florida.
tal Law Center, representing
several groups, including the
Georgia Conservancy, the
Georgia chapter of the Sierra
Club and the Florida Wildlife
Federation, officially respond-
ed to the Navy proposals.
"While no one wants to stand
in the way of national defense,
we must make sure that this
project has as little environ-
mental impact as possible, and
the current proposal falls
far short of that goal," Catherine
Wannamaker, law center
staff attorney, said in a news
The law center said that
Navy ships from Kings Bay and
Jacksonville would be passing
through the critical calving habi-
tat of the right whales to reach
the training ground. And the
effect of sonar on marine mam-
mals, sea turtles and fish is not
Frank Quinby, chairman of
the board of St. Marys
Earthkeepers, said the activist
group has not responded to the
Navy proposal, though individ-
ual members have been writ-
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Northeast Florida will be
the topic for the Wednesday
meeting of the Amelia
Island Association. Denise
director of the North East
Organization (TPO), formerly
the First Coast Metropolitan
Planning Organization, will be
The meeting will be held at
the Fernandina Beach Police
Room on Lime Street. The
meeting is free and open to
AlA's goals are to encour-
age effective and efficient
government, and to protect
and improve the quality of life
for the Nassau County com-
munities, both on and off the
island. For more information
Johnson to speak
Recently elected Nassau
County Commissioner Stacy
Johnson will participate in the
Thursday "Commissioners &
Conservation Coffee" spon-
sored by the Nassau Sierra
Club. It will be held from 9-10
a.m. at the Kof& Haus on
Sadler Road in Fernandina
For information, contact
Bob Weintraub at 491-6817.
Republicans to meet
The Republican Party of
Nassau County Executive
Committee will hold its
Legislative delegation to meet
The Nassau County
Legislative Delegation organi-
zational meeting and general
legislative hearing is sched-
uled at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Jan. 20, in the Commis-
sion Chambers, James S. Page
Governmental Complex, 96135
Nassau Place, Yulee.
The delegation will
hear public testimony on
general issues and appropria-
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To be placed on the agenda
of the Jan. 20 meeting contact
the office of State Rep. Janet H.
Adkins, chair of the Nassau
County Legislative Delegation,
at 491-3664, prior to Thursday.
Any material or handouts for
this meeting should be in
Adkins' office no later than
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Jan. 22. The guest speaker is
State Rep. Janet Adkins.
The meeting will be held at
the County Building on Pages
Dairy Road. If you are a regis-
tered Republican and wish to
be a member of the Executive
Committee, please attend the
meeting. All Republicans are
for additional information.
A community potluck inau-
guration party is scheduled
from 7-10 p.m. Jan. 20 at The
Palace Saloon. There will be
dancing to the music of Hupp
& Rob and a replay of
President Obama's inaugura-
Bring a dish to share.
The Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County will
participate in the national "point-
in-time" count of the homeless
Monday, Jan. 26 from 2-6 p.m..
The count measures the
number and needs of the home-
less on a specific day each year.
Last year, 111 individuals were
identified as being homeless in
Nassau County on the day of
the count, including children
The national count also
includes an annual census of the
numbers of homeless that shel-
ters, agencies and other organ-
izations served during 2008.
As part of the "point-in-time"
count, volunteers from the com-
munity a well as representatives
from county service providers,
the police department and the
homeless community will walk
Plates and cutlery will be pro-
vided. There is a cash bar.
Admission is $5 per per-
son. Tickets should be pur-
chased in advance through
Audrey Milley at 556-6816 or
Chris Platel at 491-8676 or
Newly elected Republican
State Rep. Janet Adkins will
hold an open house from
6-8 p.m. Jan. 27 at her Fernan-
dina Beach office, 905 S.
There will also be an open
house from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 29 at
her Starke office located at
945 North Temple Ave. in
the Bradford County
The public is invited.
and drive the streets to count
and survey the homeless about
the challenges they face in try-
ing to change their status and
the resources required to assist
in their recovery.
Working with the coalition
will be representatives from the
Barnabas Center, Micah's Place,
Noah's Arc, the school system
and the Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency.
Tracy Milligan, coordinator
of research programs and serv-
ices at the University of North
Florida, and Tim Cheney, assis-
tant director, led the volunteer
team that designed the survey
and will analyze the data.
Individuals who wish to vol-
unteer to participate in the
Nassau County count should
contact Dani at 261-8081 or
Sharon at 206-1842.
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ing letters protesting the pro-
posal for Navy sonar training
and ships maneuvers off the
"Hopefully, the Navy will get
enough public pressure not to
test when whales are in the calv-
ing stage," Quinby said. "If the
whales took a hit, it could be
the end of them."
Brandon Southall, director
of NOAA's Ocean Acoustic
Program, is part of NOAA's
partnership with the Navy. 'To
date, we have very little infor-
mation about the reaction of
large whales" to sonar testing,
Southall said yesterday. "We are
working with the Navy on dif-
ferent aspects ... to measure
what animals do when they hear
sounds like this."
Research has shown that the
deep-diving, open-ocean whales,
such as the beaked whale, are
sensitive to sonar, and they have
been involved in stranding inci-
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FRIDAY, January 9,2009 NEWS News-Leader
H ow ironic is it that
my first article for
the new year is
about the past, and
what a memorable 366 days it
has been. I've chosen the
theme "Taps - the final
salute" for this article, but
first let me reminisce just a
For my New Year's resolu-
tion last year I vowed to get
nity and to V
use my past
for a better
definitely a VETERAN'S
many firsts, CORNER
some sad - ...
and yet Debbie
happy times Walsh
ber. It was the first year my
column was carried on a regu-
lar basis by the News-Leader
and the first time I truly felt
my writing contributions
meant something worthwhile.
My coverage about histori-
cal military events, organiza-
tions supporting veterans and
their families, the not so invis-
ible veteran - the female sol-
dier - hopefully opened the
eyes of readers to new infor-
mation. Articles about the
Purple Heart Trail,
POW/MIA Day, along with
coverage of Veterans Day and
the new VA cemetery all had
me receiving a steady stream
of accolades from readers.
Throughout the year I was
contacted by individuals and
many veterans-related issues,
some of which I never knew
existed. I interviewed a sur-
vivor of the Battle of the
Bulge, communicated with a
participant of the World War
II Honor Air Program and was
contacted by the Amelia
Island Museum of History
regarding their Veterans
Editor and reader feed-
back has been stupendous
and has opened the door to
more prospective subjects,
which I hope to expand upon
during the coming year.
This past year I saw my
first-born get hitched and I
welcomed my first daughter-
- the final salute
in-law into the folds of the
Walsh clan. Because of that
event, it was the first time in
four years I'd ventured a
return to my previous home
of over 20 years. I thought for
sure seeing old friends, meet-
ing new relatives and visiting
the favorite hotspots would
surely make the tears flow,
but ironically that homesick
factor never kicked in.
What did kick in was the
fact that my Dad was not
there to share in my joy. Since
his passing in December
2007, he didn't get to see fire-
works on July 4, partake in a
family feast at Thanksgiving
or open a gift this past
Christmas. He wouldn't be
present to witness future mile-
stones achieved by his grand-
kids or see great-grandchil-
dren blossom into maturity.
So for him and others who
have gone to that better
world, this story about the
history of Taps is dedicated to
The 24-note melancholy
bugle call known as "Taps" is
thought to be a revision of a
French bugle signa, called
"Tattoo" notifying soldiers to
cease the evening's drinking
and return to their garrisons.
It was sounded an hour
before the final bugle call to
end the day by extinguishing
fires and lights.
Of all the military bugle
calls, Taps is most eloquent of
melodies, easily recognized
and apt to render significant
emotion when heard. In the
British Army, a similar call
known as "Last Post" has
been sounded over soldiers'
graves since 1885, but the use
of Taps by the U.S. military is
unique since the bugle call is
soulfully sounded at funerals,
wreath-laying events and
Taps and how it originated
has been thoroughly
researched by Jari Villanueva,
a bugler, bugle historian, past
curator of the Taps Bugle
Exhibit and someone consid-
ered the country's foremost
authority on the bugle call of
Taps. That research shows us
the present-day Taps was
developed during the Civil
War by Union Gen. Daniel
Adams Butterfield. Up to that
time, the Army's infantry call
to end the day was the
French, "L'Extinction des
Gen. Butterfield decided
the "lights out" music was too
formal to signal day's end and
in 1862 he hummed a version,
asking brigade bugler Oliver
Norton to play the notes. He
liked what Norton had devel-
oped and ordered him to play
it at the end of each day there-
after. The music was heard by
other brigades, who asked for
copies, and they too adopted
the new, revised bugle call.
This music was made the offi-
cial Army bugle call after the
war, but not given the name
Taps until 1874.
Some may still wonder,
"How did it become associat-
ed with funerals?"
One version of its begin-
ning includes a popular belief
involving a northern boy who
was killed fighting for the
South during the Civil War.
His father, a captain in the
Union Army, came upon his
son's dead body on the battle-
field and found the notes to
Taps in the pocket of his
Confederate uniform. When a
Union general heard the
story, he had the notes played
at the boy's funeral.
extensive research shows the
first use of Taps at a military
funeral was during the 1862
Peninsular Campaign in
Virginia. During that cam-
paign a Union cannoneer was
killed in action under the
command of Capt. John
Tidball. Since the enemy was
close, Tidball worried the tra-
ditional three-volley salute
normally given during mili-
tary funerals might give away
his concealed advanced posi-
tion. Instead of shots fired, he
ordered the playing of Taps to
honor the lost soldier.
Taps was also played at
the funeral of Confederate
Gen. Stonewall Jackson ten
months after it was com-
posed, thus the custom of
The earliest official refer-
ence to the use of Taps at mil-
itary funerals is found in the
1891 U.S. Army Infantry Drill
Regulations and it is now
played by all branches of the
armed forces at burials and
memorial services. It also
accompanies the lowering of
the flag to signal the "lights
out" command at the end of
the military workday.
As we move into 2009,
more loved ones will succumb
and fall victim to this normal
life cycle, death. When the
unfortunate happens, whether
they are military or civilian,
maybe you too will envision
those emotional sounds of the
famed Taps and feel peace,
knowing the deceased's lega-
cy and a tradition lives on.
Debbie Walsh is a 22-year
veteran and retired Senior
Master Sergeant in the Air
Force who lives in Yulee. She is
a Life Member ofAmerican
Legion Post 54, Fernandina
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was dedicated for the acquisi-
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LORI HOERL found in the
For the News Leader holistic com-
- munity and
This February the Amelia my amazing
Island-Fernandina Beach- Lyme expert
Yulee Chamber of Commerce - was a spirit of
will sponsor the First Annual compassion,
Health and Wellness Expo - A A. kindness and me
Celebration of Holistic Living. Hoerl genuine shar- Fo
More than that, it promises to ing of my va
be a dynamic, informative journey to the
venue in which the entire recovery. The healing-orient- ing
community can enjoy the ed therapists I met in the earli- I v
opportunity to become edu- er days of pain and debilita- se
cated and empowered as to tion cared as much about my
the full range of options that dreams, thoughts and beliefs ho
exist to maintain and restore a as they valued my right to ask mi
better quality of life. questions and my courage to raA
As director of events and figure it out for myself. My the
programs, I am thrilled to Lyme physician embodied the co
combine my passion for help- very same principles. He not illi
ing people realize a greater only saved my life. He ItO
quality of life with a job that changed the very person I am ye
involves facilitating the cham- today for the better. mi
ber's mission to improve the What I learned in my an
quality of life for both its busi- dependence on the kindness
ness members and the resi- of strangers gave me a deep ex
dents of Nassau County at passion for giving back to oth- in
large. I am hoping this event ers in need. In recent years, I ad
will provide a venue for the have had the profound privi- ba
entire medical community to lege to co-draft and lobby for an
exchange ideas and consider Lyme disease legislation, as the
the possibility of partnering to well as to work in areas of int
build a healthier Nassau patient advocacy and public the
County both in the workplace health education.
and in our collective leisure I have been blessed with tha
activities, the opportunity to work with be
In my battle with disabling the doctor who saved my life Ly
and potentially life-threatening in educating both patients and ha
later-stage Lyme disease, I physicians about the true to
discovered many natural and scope, potential and incidence
alternative means to restoring of Lyme disease and its co- tre
my health and managing what infections. pl(
I can only describe as dehu- The greatest gift for me sh
manizing pain. These thera- wasn't finally being accurately di,
pies literally held me together diagnosed, but rather, in meet- da
until I found the expert who ing the man beyond the be
would unravel this highly "M.D." who fought for me as ev
insidious, multi-system illness. if I were his own child. In be
In defining the eventual treat- this, I found that both tradi- wi
ment for my Lyme disease, tional practitioners and those we
my Lyme expert also took a in alternative or natural fields wh
very holistic, individualized can find a common ground me
approach taking into account when the focus remains on st(
the whole picture of what my the patient's well-being and we
body was going through, not quality of life.
applying a pre-fixed "one size I find a sense of peace in qu
fits all" course of therapy. knowing I beat the odds and ers
The one common thread I can now be a useful instru- an
takes holistic approach
He not only saved my life. He changed the
very person I am today for the better.
ent of change for others.
or me, there is no greater
lidation than gifting others
e blessing of hope and heal-
g that was given to me when
was out of time, money and
emingly out of options.
Like so many within the
holistic and naturopathic com-
unities, I found my way to
w/live food and natural
erapies through a personal
nfrontation with a complex
ness doctors couldn't name.
would be two and half a
ars, 10 doctors and seven
isdiagnoses until I found the
Even then, my Lyme
pert applauded my wisdom
recognizing the necessity of
dressing nutritional and
sic cellular needs in my diet
d supplement program for
e best prognosis during
pensive courses of antibiotic
In fact, he admitted to me
at if I hadn't been so healthy
fore being infected with
me disease, I never would
ve responded so favorably
Ironically, after 30 years of
eating Lyme and other com-
ex illnesses, he continues to
are my frustration with the
parity between often out-
ted textbooks and rigid
lief systems, and the clinical
idence surrounding newer,
tter treatments for many
th complex illnesses. As
ell, we continue to wonder
hy so many rely on the for-
er when so many amazing
ories of healing exist when
e are open to the latter.
He, like I, believes that
questions create better heal-
s. Refusing to seek out the
swers robs us of our great-
est potential both as human
beings as well as those prac-
ticing medicine. The key here
is that we are practicing and
evolving, as much as new and
emerging diseases are push-
ing the limits of our ingenuity
and talents to unravel them.
Lyme disease is a perfect
example of a highly adaptive,
evolving disease that mimics a
wide range of other diseases.
More effective treatments are
being discovered as much as
the broader scope or potential
of this disease is being real-
ized in the clinical environ-
Having recently joined the
chamber, I remain deeply pas-
sionate about bringing the
most comprehensive and
holistic information about sus-
taining and restoring overall
health and well-being to our
local community and beyond
some day. I think one of the
key physicians in my earlier
management of undiagnosed
Lyme disease put it best when
he said "the ideal patient care
is realized where the preci-
sion of western medicine
meets the wisdom of eastern
A healthier Nassau County
means a more productive
workplace. In the end that
means a win-win situation for
our residents, employers and
the families that share this
beautiful, growing community
known as Nassau County.
In my personal journey, I
found there is a time, place
and need of both conventional
and natural methods depend-
ing on the stage of illness or
seriousness of each individ-
ual's case. In combining the
expertise and intuition of both
sides of the fence, so to speak,
Health and Wellness Expo
The Amelia Island Health and Wellness Expo will be held
on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Journey
Church. Tickets are $15. Anyone interested in buying tickets
or participating as an exhibitor can contact Lori Hoerl, direc-
tor of events and programs, Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-
Yulee Chamber of Commerce, at 261-3248 or via e-mail at lho-
we better the prognosis for
patients of all ages and stages
of health and disease to
reclaim a quality of life they
may not believe is possible in
less individualized approach-
To that end, I believe that
truly being alive is more than
simply having a pulse.
I want to inspire people to
take responsibility for their
overall health and well-being.
I want to see the day when the
norm is pro-active, preventive
living versus simply "treating
diseases." I want to expand a
vision of a healthier communi-
ty where physicians of every
specialty move on from reac-
tive, acute care to wiping out
new and emerging health
challenges because they have
the time to do so.
One of the most inspiring
examples of this collaborative
effort I have ever experienced
was during the annual confer-
ence of world leading tick-
borne disease association
ILADS. Physicians from
every specialty imaginable,
including those in holistic
areas of therapy came togeth-
er as an interdisciplinary
group to share their unique
questions, findings and pro-
posed better options to bring
this pandemic public health
threat to an end.
The collaboration of intelli-
gence, humanity and passion
to help those suffering so
needlessly was truly a life-
changing experience that
changed me forever.
The chamber Health and
Wellness Expo will celebrate a
diverse collection of fitness,
wellness, nutritional, holistic
and naturopathic components
to overall health and well-
being. Best-selling authors in
the mind/body/spirit realm
will join practitioners in areas
of chiropractic care, acupunc-
ture, nutrition, Rolfing and
colonic hydrotherapy, among
As well, emerging physical
therapies and fitness concepts
will be demonstrated along-
side juicing, aqua foot chi ses-
sions and nutritional blood
analysis. A special appear-
ance by former Olympic run-
ner Phil Hanneck and yoga
sessions will round out the
offerings in this first-ever
I want people to know they
absolutely can take control of
the quality of their life and the
possibility of overcoming the
odds. We all have an amazing
potential to sustain and recov-
er viable, joy-filled lives on
every level. I would love to
see a partnership effort
emerge from this event
through which mainstream
practitioners and those in the
holistic community can share
the common goal of a healthi-
er, more productive Nassau
As the director of events
and programs, I hope you will
join us for this uniquely
empowering event! It promis-
es to better educate our com-
munity to better balance life in
the workplace, at home and in
knowing all the options to
restoring and maintaining
overall health and well-being.
The community made it
possible for Micah's Place to
host a Christmas party com-
plete with gifts, treats and a
visit from Santa Claus for the
children of survivors of domes-
One little four-year-old boy
was so delighted to get a gift
from Santa, jumping up and
down as he ripped the paper
off and gasping in delight as he
pulled out a pair of Incredible
Hulk hands that were about
half his size.
The little boy put these
huge hands on and immedi-
ately began to play. He looked
back at his mother and said, "I
am a superhero! I will protect
He reminded us that even
though he is now living in a
safe place, the effects of
domestic violence continue to
touch him as it does everyone
it comes in contact with.
This young boy understood
the magnitude of what his
mother had been through and
wanted to protect her from
We are glad to be a part of
an agency that not only reach-
es out to women in crisis, but
also reaches out to the com-
munity and hopefully, with our
prevention efforts, will shield
more children from personal-
ly experiencing the horrors of
Children need to be super-
heroes in their own stories,
fighting unseen aliens and bad
guys, not fending off an all too
prevalent form of violence
against their mothers.
Micah's Place thanks the
community for its generosity
not only during the holidays
but throughout the year.
Through your support, you've
helped children by keeping
their mothers safe.
For Micah's Place
You may have more
than the winter blues
Do you notice each
year as winter
approaches that you
begin to feel
depressed, fatigued, lose
interest in activities you usual-
ly enjoy, maybe gain more
than a few pounds? It's possi-
ble that you may have a physi-
ological condition psycholo-
gists call seasonal affective
More than the typical
blunted mood that many peo-
ple feel with shorter days and
colder weather, more than the
usual holiday weight gain,
seasonal affective disorder, or
SAD, can be debilitating and
can lead to a major depressive
episode of not managed cor-
The symptoms for SAD
are very similar to classic
depression, but are obviously
linked to the change in sea-
sonal temperature and light.
They may include: Depressed
mood, tearfulness, trouble
( ..... _ i n lir, .. fatigue/lethar-
increased craving for carbo-
hydrates, weight gain of more
than 10 pounds, loss of inter-
est, and social withdrawal.
The cause of SAD is not
known, but related factors
include hormonal imbalances,
There is also
Linda the condi-
ment options include anti
dietary changes, psychothera-
py and light therapy. Light
therapy is the fastest, least
expensive and arguably the
most effective form of treat-
ment for SAD.
Light boxes, which emit
full spectrum light, can be
purchased for several hun-
dred dollars and used as
much as the person feels nec-
essary. This full spectrum
light encourages the produc-
tion of Vitamin D, which in
turn plays a role in the brain's
serotonin level; serotonin
being one of the major neuro-
transmitters associated with
If you suspect you may
similar to depression,
but are linked to the
change in tempera-
ture and light.
have seasonal affective disor-
der, the first step should be a
trip to your physician to rule
out potential medical condi-
tions related to and similar to
Then communicate with
your insurance company to
find out whether light boxes
are covered medical equip-
As a last resort, talk with
an M.D. about antidepres-
sants and locate a psychother-
apist for counseling, as
research clearly shows that
talk therapy combined with
medication is the most effec-
tive treatment for depressive
conditions that don't respond
to other interventions.
Linda Gamble, LMHC, is a
psychotherapist and mediator
in private practice in Fernan-
dina Beach. Call (904) 206-
1761 or visit www.floridacoun-
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The December Cats Angels merchant raf-
fle is over. Congratulations to the winners!
We were able to raise approximately $260 for
our Cats Angels spay/neuter program. Four
merchants donated an item to be raffled from
Cats Angels wants to thank the following
merchants for participating in our December
raffle: Beadlemania, Nassau Diamond
Showroom, Divine Finds, Heron's Swim &
Sport, Inc. and Staples. Beadlemania offered
a $40 Beginning Bead Class. This two-hour
class is taught by Cats Angels volunteer Wills
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handsome table/desk. This piece was taller
than a regular table - perfect for art projects.
The sides folded in to create a table that was
only 2 by 4 feet with a value of $400.
Please visit and shop these merchants and
thank them for their support of our commu-
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Special thanks to all the Nassau County
Fire/Rescue Professionals, Local 3101, for
their great work in holding the first Sporting
Clay Shooting Fundraiser.
Local Fire/Rescue Professional President
Matt Waggoner and Chris Gamble, event coor-
dinator, spearheaded this event benefiting the
Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau County. It
was a beautiful and fun day that began at 10
a.m. with over 100 participants and attendees.
It concluded with a barbecue luncheon, pres-
entation of awards and with many raffle draw-
We are happy to report that because of
the hard work and successful coordination
by these Nassau County professionals, our
Boys and Girls Club Foundation received a
check for $4,000. We are so grateful, and so
are our children, for this wonderful support.
I salute you all!
Bob Holmes, Board Member
Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau
A recent visit to the veterinarian with
Charlie, our canine elder statesman,
filled us with trepidation as we await-
ed his appointment. Charlie's a big
dog. He's also 10, going on 11. Practically a
pup for a poodle or any other small breed. But
a 10-going-on-ll big dog is pretty close to
being a canine version of Methusela.
01' Charlie just hasn't been himself of late.
He's been hobbling and moaning and napping
more than usual. He's been picky at his food -
never a problem before. He's also gotten into
the habit of going outdoors and digging a hole
and lying down in it and not coming when
called. The day before we took him to the vet,
he had a go at the cat, who's normally his
We feared the worst. Charlie's been with us
a long time and we feared that our time with
him was drawing to an end. My wife and I love
our cats and dogs but we're pragmatists when
it comes to certain things - like the unneces-
sary prolonging of an ailing pet's life. My wife
was to meet me at Fernandina Beach Animal
Clinic after she got off work. I prayed silently
in the waiting room as I waited. I was called
into the examination room before she arrived.
How am I going to get through this without
her, I wondered. Also, the appointment was
with a different vet than we're accustomed to
seeing on our occasional visits.
My wife got there just after I took a seat in
the room with Charlie. And then Dr. Jennifer
Ferrin breezed into the examining room. She
d shape for an old
was like a ray of sunshine on strong. Many beats left in it.
a gloomy afternoon. The doc- So, what do you do with a senile old dog
tor is somewhat petite. I with arthritis and a lame knee? She gave us a
offered to lift Charlie onto the bottle of a combination pain reliever and anti-
examination table. Oh no, she inflammatory medication to give him each day.
said. She prefers to get down Because he feels better, his mood will be bet-
on the pet's level. It puts the ter. Because his mood will be better, the symp-
pet more at ease. She sat on toms of creeping senility will be diminished.
the floor with Charlie and But doctor, will he still ignore me sometimes
called him handsome and when I call him? Dr. Ferrin smiled. Some of
CUP OF Charles and got him to roll that is selective hearing, she said. Hmmm. I
JOE over on his back so she could can relate to that, I thought.
rub his belly. Within So here I sit at home with a nasty cold and
moments, Charlie was a touch of pneumonia in one lung. My butt
Joe Palmer thumping his tail on the floor hurts where the nurse jabbed me with the
and nuzzling his doctor's antibiotic loaded hypodermic. My neck, back,
hand. He trusted her. And so did we. chest and all my dang ribs hurt from coughing
After a thorough examination and a review so hard. When the telephone rings, I take my
of his chart and listening to what we said cue from Charlie and ignore it. I've been doing
about Charlie's behavior of late, Dr. Ferrin was my share of moaning and groaning these past
prepared to render her diagnosis and progno- few days. I haven't worked up the nerve to
sis. We held our breaths. 01' Charlie's getting have a go at the cat but give me a day or two
a tad senile, it seems. Hence the change in his more. Charlie's not the only grumpy, over the
moods. He also has arthritis pretty bad in his hill ol' dog in this house.
left hip, not uncommon at all for a large, elder- I'm looking at the old boy lying out there
ly dog. And he also appears to possibly have a on the deck in the sunshine soaking up rays
slight tear of the ligament in his left knee. since I gave him his medicine earlier today. He
Sorta like football players get, Dr. Ferrin told looks like he's smiling. Could be he's thinking
us. Yes, we know about that. We have a foot- about the pretty veterinarian who rubbed his
ball player, too. Other than that and a persist- belly and called him handsome. She's a tough
ent yeast ailment which plagues one ear from act to follow.
time to time, Sir Charles seems to be in pretty Joe Palmer ofFernandina Beach writes regu-
good shape for a gent of his age, she told us. larlyfor the News-Leader
She listened to his heart and smiled. Good and . ..,,, .'
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Sanctity of life
At times, we receive unexpected gifts. This
actually occurred during the first Mass of the
year at Saint Michael's Catholic Church on
Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009.
Our daily Mass celebrations include the
proclamation of two to three scripture readings
from the various Books of the Bible. This par-
ticular year begins with a gift found in the very
first reading of the year, which states:
The Lord bless you and keep you!
The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be
gracious to you!
The Lord look upon you kindly and give you
peace! Numbers 6:24-26
Then, in the second reading, Saint Paul's
Letter to the Galatians, we are referred to as
adopted sons of God (Galatians 4:4-7).
What a morning and a beautiful way to begin
the New Year: A blessing from the Old Testament
and named as an heir of God in the New
Lastly, the third reading bestows the gift of
The final reading for this first Mass of
the year is from Luke 2:16-21. It reads in
part, "... he was named Jesus, the name given him
by the angel before he was conceived in the
I would like to address the third reading,
specifically the phrase . ..... he was conceived."
We are all known by God prior to our conception.
Further, scripture is replete with words express-
ing life in the womb prior to birth.
Fast-forward to today and with our scientific
evidence, there should be no need in convincing
anyone of when life begins.
In fact, the act of abortion should be outlawed
as are so many other violent acts against others.
This is easy to write, but far more complicated to
In fact, just the opposite is happening. Federal
and state laws previously passed, such as bans on
partial birth abortion, parental consent and noti-
fication laws, limits on public funding for elective
abortions, etc., are being threatened by the
Freedom of Choice Act (H.R 1964 and S. 1173),
which was reintroduced in the House and Senate
this past April.
This month, Catholic churches across the
country are participating in a "Stop Freedom of
Choice Act" (FOCA) postcard campaign. If
you are not aware of this campaign and would like
further information and/or would like to partic-
ipate, please visit the following website:
www.nchla.org or contact the undersigned at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 225-7321.
I must admit, in the past, from time to time, I
questioned the pro-life movement influencing
someone's right to choose.
Did anyone have the right to impress their
view on another individual? I have since
confirmed my position and align myself with
the pro-life movement due to an increased
understanding of the act itself and what it
means, not only to the unborn, but to society as
Simply stated by Fr. Paul Marx, OSB founder
and past president of Human Life International,
all of the social justice issues are based on the
idea that human life has intrinsic worth. For
If we deny the right to exist to the poorest
among us, the unborn, with not even a thread of
clothing to call their own, then how will we
respect the poor we can see?
If we allow the murder of unborn children
"too likely" to grow up uneducated ... then how
will we fix schools?
If babies can be aborted for being not perfect
enough due to deformity, disease or gender ...
then who else is not perfect enough to be allowed
to continue living: the old, the disabled, the ter-
If our own children are not worthy enough to
garner our protection ... then how will we work
to minimize civilian casualties of war in foreign
In closing, the sanctity of the unborn life is
JOHN DARKOW/COLUMBIA (MO.) DAILY TRIBUNE
basic to all others and must be acknowledged and
respected by all.
Last year was a bad year for the meat indus-
It began in February, with USDA's largest
In April, a study of 88,000 women found that
those eating lots of fruits, vegetables and whole
grains were 24 and 18 percent less likely to suf-
fer a heart attack and stroke, respectively, than
women addicted to typical American diets. A
National Cancer Institute study in November
concluded that consumption of meat and dairy
elevates cancer risk.
Last spring, Pew Charitable Trusts and Johns
Hopkins University called for a phase-out of fac-
tory farming. In November, California voters
agreed by requiring that animals raised for food
have space to spread their wings, possibly wiping
out the state's egg industry.
Let's make 2009 a really good year for our-
selves by exploring the rich variety of meat and
dairy analogs in our local supermarket. This is a
New Year's resolution that's fun to keep.
VIEWPOINT/PAT KEOGH/FERNANDINA BEACH
I think I might have one of my local myster-
ies figured out. It's the driving on the
beach thing. At first, it just never made
sense to me. Why would anyone make
such a fuss over driving on the beach, what
with the turtles and safety and all like that? I
was there once when my granddaughter
helped a local turtle volunteer open a nest to
release the malingerers after the regulation
couple of days of waiting. It was a National
Geographic kind of event. What must people be
thinking to want beach driving? With the
humility borne of being from someplace else I
knew there had to be more to it. Now, I think
maybe I know.
We as Americans hold dear the idea of free
access to the ocean and beach. It's not just
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Fernandina folks, it's all of
us. The beach does not
belong to anyone. Sure,
oceanfront property is very
desirable and expensive but
the right to own that land
does not mean you own the
beach. It's just like the side-
walk and street in front of
your house. You own the lot Keogh
and the house but you do
not control the sidewalk or
the street. But if you are one of those folks with
the big houses on the south end of the island
it's no surprise that over time you might come
to feel like you are entitled to some privacy.
Look at how much you paid for the place! Oh
sure, you know you don't own the beach but
after all there are all those little I,,,,. access"
points available for everyone else.
Why do people have to drive and park their
trucks in front of your house? Never mind your
privacy; think of those poor turtles. "It's not so
much about me; think of the turtles for good-
ness sake!" The locals respond that there is a
City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor Bruce Malcolm: 261-9062,
Vice Mayor Ken Walker: 261-9875,
Ron Sapp: 261-4534, email: email@example.com
Eric Childers: 261-0116, ericchilders.com
Susan Steger:261-4372, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
history of driving and parking on the beach
here in Fernandina! You get a vision of Tevye
in his F-150, Fiddler on the Roof Edition, driv-
ing down the beach belting out Tradition! And
so the line is drawn in the sand, in a manner of
Maybe it's something like the cattlemen
and the sodbusters. Remember the Saturday
matinees all those years ago? The cattlemen
were used to a wide-open range with their
beefs running freely, controlled only by a
brand, a quick draw and a noose for the occa-
sional rustler. With the coming of the farmer
and his fences there were conflicting property
rights and traditions. The rancher was a rough
and ready guy with a gun strapped to his side
and he and his boys hung out in the saloon
with their horses hitched to a post outside. The
sodbuster didn't carry a gun and came to town
in his buckboard to go to the general store
with his family. Even we kids knew it was more
about a changing way of life than about fences.
There seemed a certain inevitability about the
sodbuster but we all mourned the passing of a
When it comes to the beach, those original-
ly from Fernandina have a different perspec-
tive from the more recent arrivals. They
remember the open beach and nothing says
openness like driving on the beach and beach
parking is staking our claim. Yankees solved
the conflict between private property rights
and the public's beach rights by creating
boardwalks. They placed the boardwalk
between the private property and the beach;
like streets or sidewalks. Clever those people
from New Jersey. But here in Fernandina we
didn't do that and therein lies the problem.
Those folks in the big houses act like they own
the beach and want to establish new rules to
exert their control and diminish our rights. We
have to show them they can't do that. The best
way to show them is to retain our right to drive
and park on the beach. And those McMansion
types want to make it seem like burning the
flag to exert First Amendment rights. It's not
that; it's about our history! By the way, did you
ever notice how some folks say "McMansion"
with the same facial expression as that movie
rancher said " d ..l...i,, '
Truth is I don't think it has as much to do
about driving and parking as it does about
access. Americans are fine with wealth and
property rights as long as they believe every-
one has roughly equal rights of access to
wealth and property. If they ever doubt the
availability of that access then we have a big
problem. In this understanding may lie a solu-
tion to our dilemma. We need to provide sub-
stantially better public access to all portions of
the beach. The current real estate market may
be an opportunity for governments to acquire
additional access points.
I mean generous access for all times with
adequate parking. And maybe periodically dur-
ing the year we need to schedule "Fernandina
Days" like "Wild West Days." During
Fernandina Days driving on the beach would
Heck, go ahead and build a bonfire, fish and
camp overnight there too. Then we can cele-
brate not only the community's traditions but
also confirm the principle of free beach access
for everyone. Let's just not have the Days dur-
ing turtle season. Maybe the Jersey boardwalk
solution would be better.
Pat Keogh is a Fernandina Beach business-
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9,2009 / NEWS-LEADER
Evans crowned orincess at O'Neal church
We are all God's people on this
Earth. He oversees us from heaven on
high. A timeline centered around Jesus'
birth, we praise him daily passing by. So
let us thank him for showing perfect
love. We know his word shall forever
stay eternal words of wisdom that were
sent from above, so that's the reason we
should endlessly pray.
Recently little Jalay Evans was
crowned princess at O'Neal Memorial
Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred A.
Denson Sr. serves as pastor there,
where the Rose-Lennie Developmental
Learning Center, directed by Eleanor
Simmons, is located.
Qualified preschool students attend-
ing the learning center participated in
tax-deductible donations benefiting the
Francesna Morrison Jacobs Scholar-
ship, which helps them to attend the
Paula Melton-Evans would like to say
thank you to everyone who gave a dona-
tion to her daughter Jalay. You have
done so unselfishly. Thank you for
believing in the vision of Rose-Lennie
Learning Center, where your pre-school-
ers may be able to also attend. Call
Simmons at the church, 277-2006,
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. for information.
A very special thank you to collectors
for my daughter. They
Holzendorf and Wanda
Simmons. Your hon-
esty helped her to win
and again, thank you.
Along with Jalay
Evans being princess
were first runner-up
Ja'Kiva Campbell and
Surchit Bailey. We love
you with the love of
God, and to him be the
As we begin another new year, what-
ever rhymes with nine to help you to do
better. Why not give it a try, just don't
take it for granted. Remember, we live in
an uncertain world. When we leave
home in the morning, we assume we
will return in the evening. When we say
goodbye to loved ones, we take for
granted we will see them again.
We very seldom say to them how
much we love them. We presume they
know it. Say it today. Tomorrow does
not always come. We know that life can
sometimes be short. So let us keep an
account with every person in the circle
of our love, because we never know
when life will be changed, sometimes
permanently. Be quick to love, in a
hurry to be kind. Take time to make
someone feel very special, always giving
hugs and kisses; with "I love you" from
your heart to theirs.
Remember in this new year, it's
never too late. God gives us a lifetime to
become the person he wants us to be.
He created us for a purpose. When God
closes a door, he opens another; so be
not afraid of changes, but more welcom-
ing of other adventures and opportuni-
The family of the late Dea. James M.
Pough Jr., father of Sis. Renee Bolden, is
grateful for your prayers, words of con-
solation and kind acts that helped sus-
tain them during her father's illness and
passing. Our hearts are full of love and
gratitude to all of you. May God contin-
ue to bless and keep you.
Birthday wishes to Rose Jones, Min.
Carlos Presley, Gwynn Moore-Cain,
Herman Raysor, James White, Marquez
Davison, Derrick Walker, Graci
Preache, Melinda Walker, James Blue
Jr., Marcus Chatman, Willie Coleman,
Teresa Porter, Semoria Charles, Geneva
Terry and Victoria Roberts. Happy 61st
anniversary to Bro. Joseph and Sis.
Faye Richardson. May God bless you
with many more.
* Miracle on Wheels makes avail-
able electric powered wheelchairs to
non-ambulatory senior citizens (65
years and up) and the permanently dis-
abled of any age, if they qualify.
Usually there is no charge or out-of-
pocket expense for the power wheel-
chair, including shipping and delivery to
the home by a technician who makes
the final adjustments to fit the individ-
ual. Call 1-800-749-8778 or visit
www.durablemedical.com for informa-
* Those interested in helping to pro-
vide qualifying, uninsured Nassau
County residents with medical and den-
tal 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 assistance and volunteers
to help with intake at the dental clinic.
Clinic volunteers must be available
Tuesday evenings 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 volunteer med-
ical and dental professionals, regardless
of whether they are retired, have a
Florida license or can serve as little as
once a month.
* Serenity Beach House offers tran-
sitional housing for women who choose
to live a clean and sober lifestyle. Meet-
ings are at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Call
(904) 415-1440 for location and informa-
* The Nassau County Stroke
Support Group meets from 10-11:30
a.m. the third Wednesday at Amelia
Trace Assisted Living, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court, Fernandina Beach.
For more information or peer sup-
port immediately following a stroke, call
Doug Green at 583-3342.
* Pregnant women, women with
dependent children and/or women
attempting to regain custody of their
children are offered a multitude of serv-
ices through Sutton Place Behavioral
Health, Inc. Substance abuse services
are provided at no cost.
Psychiatric services are offered on a
sliding fee scale and Medicaid and other
insurances are accepted. Assistance is
also offered in areas of legal, literacy
and education, food and clothing and
A Women's Group meets from 10-
11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and from 6-7:30
p.m. Wednesday; a Women's
Empowerment Group meets from 3-4
p.m. on Thursday and parenting classes
are offered from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Free child care is provided.
Call Katrina Robinson-Wheeler at
491-2001, ext. 441, for an appointment.
* Take Stock in Children of Nassau
County provides scholarships, mentors
and hope for a better future to deserv-
ing children. A public-private partner-
ship, this non-profit organization has
positively affected the lives of thousands
For more information contact pro-
gram coordinator Jody Mackle at 548-
4464 or e-mail email@example.com. Also
* For people who struggle to lose
weight, Take Off Pounds Sensibly
meets at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the com-
munity room of the Fernandina Beach
Police Department on Lime Street. Call
Loretta Clark at 261-4041.
* The Nassau County Veterans'
Service Office at the Nassau County
Judicial Annex in Yulee serves veterans
and the surviving spouses of veterans.
For information or appointments, call
John E Martin at 548-4670 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours are
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4
p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
* Al-Anon Family Group, a support
group for family members and friends of
alcoholics, meets each week at the
Alachua Club, 32 N. Third in
Fernandina Beach at 11:00 a.m. on
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
and Saturday and at 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday. For more information, call
261-7175 or 261-1813.
* The Alzheimer's/Dementia
Support Group for Nassau County
meets the third Thursday from 1:30-2:30
p.m. at the Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St., Fernandina Beach. No
pre-registration is required and meet-
ings are open to anyone who has an
interest. Call Ann Smith, R.N., at 261-
* American Cancer Society services
available in Nassau County include free
transportation to and from cancer treat-
ment; support groups for breast cancer
and prostate cancer survivors/patients
and a program that teaches techniques
to people undergoing cancer treatment
to help combat appearance-related side
Programs for men, women and
teens. Volunteers are needed. Contact
(904) 249-0022 or e-mail
* The Association for Retarded
Citizens of Nassau County is the only
nonprofit organization located in Yulee,
Florida providing Adult Day Training,
Employment Opportunities, Personal
Care Services and Community Inclusion
for individuals with developmental dis-
Call Adrienne Talbert, Executive
Director for more information at (904)
225-9355 or visit www.arcnassau.org
* Barnabas Center, 11 South 11th
St., Fernandina Beach, provides food,
clothing, household goods, medical and
dental care and subsidies that cover
rent and utilities to the needy in the
community. It also operates the New to
You resale store at 930 South 14th
Contact Carol Reader at 321-2334. E-
mail BarnabasCenter@comcast.net or
* A Bereavement Support Group
meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of
each month at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. Call Kathy
Washburn at 491-1753.
* Big Brothers, Big Sisters seeks
qualified adults to mentor children one-
on-one in the community and school
programs. Also needed are Little
Brothers and Little Sisters who would
benefit from an adult mentor. Call 261-
* Bosom Buddies of Amelia Island
offers support, education and friendship
to all breast cancer survivors. Meetings
are the first Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in
the Community Room of the Fernandina
Beach Police Department on Lime
Street. Call Betty Armenti at 225-0067.
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Proudly Supporting Our Community
Martha and Norman Alday
of Fernandina Beach cele-
brated their 60th wedding
anniversary. They were mar-
ried Dec. 29, 1948, in Elkins,
W.Va. She is the former
Martha Barrett Williams.
The Aldays' children are
Phil Alday of Valdosta, Ga.,
Judith Hardwick of Jackson-
ville and Elizabeth Bartelt of
The Aldays have eight
Melvin and Linder
Solomon of Hilliard celebrat-
ed their 40th wedding anni-
versary at the home of their
daughter Jan. 4, 2008. They
were married Jan. 4, 1969, in
the First Baptist Church of
Boulougne. She is the former
The Solomons' children
are Melissa (Chris) Todd of
Callahan, Angela (Chris)
Black of Hilliard, Toni
(Kevin) Steele of Callahan,
Kim Lane of Yulee and Alpha
(Carrie) Solomon of Race
Mr. and Mrs. Alday
Mr. and Mrs. Solomon
The Solomons have eight
0 Austin W. Wood has been conferred the
bachelor of science in civil engineering
degree by the University of Florida.
4 He is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Fraternity and The American Society of Civil
Wood is the son of Leonard and Sharyl
Wood and is a graduate of Fernandina Beach
Wood High School.
* Seaman Apprentice Kyle R. Owens of
Fernandina Beach graduated from the U.S.
Navy Recruit Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill., on Dec. 5, 2008.
Owens will be assigned to Basic
Underwater Demolition School in Coronado,
Calif. He will be training with Class 276 to be
a Navy SEAL.
Owens is a 2008 graduate of Fernandina
Owens Beach High School.
* Richard and Leslie Brittany, Kourtney, Marrissa,
Conrad of Fernandina Beach Melody, Kelley and Rachael.
announce the birth of a Maternal grandparents are
daughter, Christianna Amy J. Mayo and the late
Rebekah Conrad, born Dec. Edson H. Mayo of Fernan-
20, 2008, in Fernandina dina Beach.
Beach. The baby weighed 4 Paternal grandparents are
pounds 9 1/2 ounces and Dorothy Clauss of Kentucky
measured 17 1/2 inches in and the late William R.
length. She joins six sisters, Conrad of Ohio.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
* Amelia Masonic Lodge
#47 meets every second and
fourth Tuesday at the Mason-
ic Lodge located at 1101 S.
14th St., Fernandina Beach.
All Master Masons are invited
to attend. For more informa-
tion, contact Gene Botts, sec-
retary, at 261-6394. Orlando
Avila, Worship-ful Master. E-
south.net or visit www.mas-
* Amelia Island Group of
Narcotics Anonymous for
anyone needing help dealing
with drugs meets at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursdays and
Sunday; 6 p.m. Friday and 7
p.m. Monday at First Assem-
bly of God Church, 302 South
14th St. Call 800-576-4357.
* Amelia Island Quilters
Guild meets at 7 p.m. the sec-
ond Tuesday from September
to June at the Woman's Club,
201 Jean LaFitte Blvd.,
Fernandina Beach. Call Pam
Wise at 321-4118 at 277-4505
or visit aiq.homestead.com.
* Amelia Cruizers Car
Club service organization for
car enthusiasts meets at 7
p.m. the second Tuesday and
from 6-9 p.m. the second
Friday for a cruise-in at Mur-
ray's Grille, 3134 E. SR 200,
Yulee, and fourth Saturday
from 5:30-8:30 at Do Wop
Diner, 461379 SR 200, Yulee.
Call Gary Marlow 277-8693.
* Amelia Island Sailing
Club for boaters and sailors
meets at 6:30 p.m. the first
Tuesday at The Kraft Athletic
Club-Ten Acres, 961023
Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina
Beach. Call Commodore John
Burns at 548-0089 or Vice-
Steinkamp at 261-5213.
* American Legion Post
#54 veterans organization
meets at 7:30 p.m. the first
Monday at 12 S. 11th St. Call
Tom Gora at 583-4597.
* Books Plus Book Club
for those interested in book
discussions meets at Books
Plus, 107 Centre St., Fernan-
dina Beach. Call Don Shaw
for information at 261-0303.
* Bosom Buddies breast
cancer support group meets
the first Wednesday at 5:30
p.m. at the Community Room
at the Fernandina Beach
Police Department on Lime
Street. Call Betty Armenti at
* Bunco Amelia meets at 7
p.m. the last Tuesday of the
month at traveling locations.
Ladies of all ages are invited
to join for a fun time, no expe-
rience necessary. Contact
Marjorie at 491-8622.
* Byrd Wallace Veterans
of Foreign Wars Post meets at
7:30 p.m. the second Monday
at Kraft Athletic Club-Ten
Acres, 961023 Buccaneer
Trail, Fernandina Beach. Call
Post Quartermaster Pat
Beamer at 261-6416.
* Centre'd Women is a
proudly disorganized group
of wonderful women that
meets at 6:30 p.m. the third
Monday at Art & Antiques,
702 Centre St., Fernandina
Beach. Call Eileen Moore at
* Communities In Schools
of Nassau County is dedicat-
ed to helping kids succeed in
school, graduate and prepare
for a productive life. CIS pro-
grams are provided at middle
and high schools across the
county and provide tutoring,
after-school academic pro-
grams, workforce readiness
skills, career exploration,
individual mentoring and
coaching services. Services
are currently provided at
Fernandina Beach Middle
School, Fernandina Beach
High School, Callahan Middle
School, West Nassau High
School and Hilliard Middle-
Senior High School. Contact
Susan Milana at 516 South
10th St., Suite 205, Fernan-
dina Beach, call 321-2000, e-
mail email@example.com or
* Cumberland Sound
Woodcarving Guild is for all
expertise levels and meets at
6:30 Wednesday at various
locations. Call Bob Schlag at
Don't Put Your Trust In
Things Of This World
Young children seem to have the utmost trust in their parents.
For instance, they know that whenever they are not
feeling well, their parents are there to comfort them n
and do whatever is necessary to make them better. g
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nothing that they would not do for their children. 1
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world are temporary and that there is nothing we can
truly depend on or be absolutely sure of. A loved one
passing away, or finances being low, or a serious l
illness could turn ur world upside down in an
instant. However, we should take heart; there is good
news: we are God's children, and His love for us is
even greater than that of our parents'. And although H
it takes enormous courage to put our complete trust in '
God, we must believe that He wants only what is good
for us. What is required of us is to see God's work
in everything we do, and develop perfect trust to accept
the trials of his life, and to know that with whatever
difficulties we are faced, God will not abandon us.
The first step in increasing our trust in God is to
thank Him daily for His many blessings and to
always go to Him with our anxieties.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
N.I.V. Proverbs 3:5-6
FRIDAY, January 9, 2009/News-Leader
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join them, but somehow it just
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mies, to pray for those who
despitefully use us, to forgive
and bless those who perse-
cute us, and to lay our lives
down for one another.
So go ahead. Eat right,
exercise, spend more time
with your family and do all
those good things that we
know we all should do, but
most importantly, let's make a
fresh commitment to gaze
upon the person of Jesus. I
know that as we look at Him,
not only will we be inspired,
but empowered to soar at His
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
First Baptist Church will
have a special screening of the
movie "Fireproof' on Jan. 11
at 6:30 p.m. An action-packed
love story, "Fireproof' will
have you laughing, crying and
inching toward the edge of
your seat as you are drawn
into the world of a firefighter,
his wife and a marriage worth
rescuing. Admission is free
and childcare will be provided
through fourth grade. First
Baptist Church is located at
1600 S. Eighth St. For more
information, call 261-3617.
Musician Jerry Borshard
Jr. will perform the 2nd and
3rd movements of Rachmani-
noff's Piano Concerto #2,
Opus 18, as prelude and
postlude at the Amelia
Plantation Chapel's 9 a.m.
service on Jan. 11. He offers
the music in honor of his par-
ents, well-know local artist
Mary Borshard and the late
musician Jerry Borshard Sr.
As part of his BA in music
from Drew University,
Borshard Jr. studied for a year
at the Northwest German
Music Academy in Detmold,
Germany, and later spent
three years in graduate stud-
ies at the School of Music at
North Texas State University.
Dr. David J. Terry will lead
his fourth lecture series at
Amelia Baptist Church start-
ing this month and continuing
through May 20.
Terry will survey the
expansion and development of
the church from 325-865 AD.
This period includes the
major Christian councils and
was also the era of the great
church fathers, including
Augustine of Hippo. Survey
the evangelization of Europe
and Asia and learn about mis-
sionaries as diverse as Patrick
and Anschar. Learn about the
rise of the papacy, the devel-
opment of monasticism and
Participants will meet
Sunday beginning Jan. 18
from 6:15-8 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church. Two text-
books are available for pur-
chase. The first is the next in
the Bakers publishing series
used in the last class, A Public
Faith AD 312-600 by Ivor J.
Davidson. Those beginning
their studies with this class
might prefer Church History:
From Christ to Pre-
Reformation, by Everett
Terry's lectures are inde-
pendent of the texts and pro-
vide unique perspectives on
the period. He holds a Ph.D.
in religious studies with a con-
centration in church history.
For more information contact
the church at 261-9527 or e-
The church is located at
961167 Buccaneer Trail.
The I Can Academy will
celebrate the life of Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. with the musi-
cal "I Have A Dream: Songs
for Peace and Harmony," by
John Jacobson, Rollo
Dilworth, Moses Hogan and
Emily Crocker. The communi-
ty-wide production is open to
all children in grades pre-K to
sixth grade. The public per-
formance will begin at 6:30
p.m. Jan. 19 at the First
Assembly of God, 302 South
14th St. in Fernandina Beach.
Rehearsals convene at 4:30
p.m. at O'Neal Memorial
Baptist Church, 474257 SR
200 East, on Mondays and
Friday until the performance.
For information, call 277-2606
'March for Life'
In the spirit of respecting
human life, join family, friends
and many others of diverse
faiths, backgrounds and ages
in St. Augustine on Jan. 17 for
various activities. From 9 a.m.-
11:30 a.m. participants will
place 4,000 small, white cross-
es at the Cemetery of
Innocents located near the
Great Cross at Mission
Nombre de Dios, marking the
4,000 legal, surgical abortions
that occur every day in the
At noon the 2009 March
for Life will be held from
Mission Nombre de Dios to
the Public Plaza and Gazebo
in downtown St. Augustine
(approximately 1 mile). There
will be a talk by Dr. Noreen
Johnson, OB-GYN, College
Station, Texas, music by Palm
Beach County's St. Francis of
Assisi Choir, and a presenta-
tion by Project SOS. A
spaghetti dinner hosted by St.
John's County Right to Life
will follow at the Bishop Baker
Center, 259 St. George St.
For directions and more
information, visit www.march-
The Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Breakfast presented
by the Nassau County Branch
of the NAACP takes place
from 8-10:30 a.m. on Saturday,
Jan. 17 at St. Peter's Episcopal
Parish Hall, 801 Atlantic Ave.
The event this year will fea-
ture ministers in the Nassau
County area. Speaker is the
Rev. Terry Pugh, pastor of
Elm Street Church of God.
Tickets are $20. Please
reserve a seat by Jan. 14.
Contact branch president
Courtney Tyson-Shelby at
491-3419 or 277-1256.
The MLK Commemorative
Service will be held on Jan. 18
at 6 p.m. at New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church,
10 South 10th St., Fernandina
Beach. For more information,
contact the Rev. James Arthur
This year marks the 101st
anniversary of the Week of
Prayer for Christian Unity. On
Jan. 24, six churches in down-
town Fernandina Beach are
joining together to sponsor
and "Interfaith Prayer Walk."
A steering committee com-
prising members of St. Peter's
Episcopal, Memorial United
Methodist, First Presbyterian,
First Baptist, New Zion
Baptist and St. Michael
Catholic Church will be coor-
dinating the celebration.
Participants will start at St.
Michael's at 9:30 a.m. with a
short ecumenical prayer serv-
ice. They will then walk to the
next church for a different
prayer service. The Prayer
Walk will end at St. Peter's at
Eighth and Centre streets, fol-
lowed by light refreshments,
fellowship and music.
The entire community is
invited to join all or part of
this morning of prayer.
For more information call
the listed churches or Jan
Smith at 261-3677.
Methodist Church will begin
small group studies the last
week in January. The book
studies will be The Shack or
Same Kind of Different as Me.
There will be groups of
women, men, couples and
moms meeting in homes as
well as at the church. Anyone
interested may call the church
office at 261-5769 or Jane
Holzkamp at 321-4321.
A celebration of the holistic
community will be held Feb.
28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the
Journey Church on Sadler
Road. For information on the
event lineup and tickets, con-
tact Lori Hoerl, director of
events and programs, at 261-
3248 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14 St., is offering a
men's discipleship ministry,
every Thursday at 7 p.m. to
help men discover strategies
for transformation found in
the word of God. For informa-
tion call 261-6448.
Bread of Life
The new Bread of Life
Baptist Church located in the
Florida Baptist Association
Building on US 17 in Yulee
next to the Lion's Club invites
the community to worship at
10:30 a.m. Sunday. All are wel-
come, CMA and all bikers.
For information call Pastor
Bruce Freeman at 261-6537.
Pastor Edwin Shick of First
Assembly of God, 302 South
14 St., is offering counseling
and classes on parenting
strategies for children ages 3-
19 with abusive and obnox-
ious behaviors in the home.
Shick has 30 years' experi-
ence and has studied the psy-
chology of human resistance
to authority and responsibility.
His goal for all relationships is
transformation of the spirit
within, by the Spirit from
above. If you are interested or
desperate for help call 261-
6448 for information.
The First Assembly of God
hosts "Never Forsaken" vehi-
cle reconditioning and detail-
ing Monday through Saturday
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 302
South 14th St. If your vehicle
is in need of a wash, call (904)
430-7781 for a reservation.
Ask for Jolyn Jones. A portion
of the proceeds will go to a
Lifeline food bank
A food bank sponsored by
Lifeline Ministries, 1438 E.
Oak St., Suite A., is open from
10:30 a.m. to noon on
Tuesday and Thursdays. For
information call 491-5401.
The Salvation Army Hope
House at 410 S. Ninth St.,
offers a spiritually uplifting
Christian service Tuesdays
starting at 11:30 a.m., with a
meal provided following.
There are special speakers
weekly and everyone is invit-
ed. Call 321-0435.
'"Worship this week
at the place
of your choice"
J 0 .l; Ir 't Church
Sunday School ..........................................9:30 am
Sunday W worship ....................................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA .....................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study........................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road * County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor
--- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children's Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
--- First Sunday Each Month ---
Healing Prayer: 6PM
Across from Fort Clinch State Park
C H RIST
Impact Your World
"The Church Where the BIBLE
Comes to LIFE"
Pastor: Kalvin R. Thompson
10 am Bible Study
11 am Family Worship Service
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL
(just off AA & Felmor Road)
9 N. 6th St. * 261-3837
Worship Services 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:45 am
Come Worship God In One of
Florida's Oldest Sanctuaries!
Jst of Cnre S, D, L Holton Sieling J. Pastor
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.
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Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Mass. 4pm & 5.30pm
Saturday 4pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses. 8.00 & 10.00am & 12 Noon
Daily Mass. 8.30am - Mon., Wed., Thurs. & Fri.
Holy Day Masses. Vigil 6.00pm. Holy Day 8.30am
Confessions. Saturday 3.15pm - 3.45pm or by appt.
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
lsn rolI Ql 4-77-nfl5
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Sunday School ............... 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ........... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 * Rev. Mark Stiles
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service - 10:30am
Bible Study -9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday - Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccaneer Tr, & Gerbing Road, Fernandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527
... Contemporary Worship
S'Youth, Nursery &
C /lChildren's Ministries
Rob & Christie Goyette 321-2117
Senior Pastors On AIA mile westofAmelia Island
Innovative Style, Con temporal Music, asualAtmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Gathering for worship 10:45am
at Yulee Elem. School
Cafetonum, 86063 Felmore Road & A1A
Small group bible study Sunday morn. @ 9:30am
Team Kid - Sunday night @ 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
Connecting with Christ... Connecting wth People.
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809
FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Hearts ofAll People
Sunday NewMembers Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11a.m.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus& Vau Couples, Sineles, Youth
AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
,An Interdenominationa[ Community Church
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
A diverse congregation united 6y ourfaith in yesus Christ
Amelia Island Plantation
Outside the Main Gate
(--ovidence~ Holy Trinity Anglican Church
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resbyterian lAn&can Church
A urci YULI. -h� O� 1830 Lake Park Drive
Everyone is welcome(across from the YMCA)
Rev. Robert Phelps Sunday worship times
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee Everyone Welcome 8:00 a.m.
(Corner Old Nassauville Rd.) 10:00 a.m. (with music)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
www.provdeneyule.com The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector 904-430-0274
email@example.com Come Grow With Us www.holytrinityanglican.org
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10A AROUND SCHOOL
FRIDAY, January 9, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
Nassau County Schools
and the Florida Department of
Education invite all parents of
kindergarten through grade
five students to a free
"Families Building Better
Readers Parent Workshop" on
Jan. 26 at Yulee Elementary
School, 86063 Felmor Road.
This workshop will provide
parents with simple instruc-
tional activities they can do
with their children to improve
their reading performance,
with resources that will help
improve their children's litera-
cy throughout life and with a
free parent tool kit.
Registration and a compli-
mentary pizza dinner, cour-
tesy of the food service
department, will be held from
5:30 to 6 p.m., and the work-
shop from 6 to 8 p.m.
Parents, grandparents, and
guardians of all Nassau
District students are invited to
attend. If needed, childcare
will be provided for children
under school age. Please call
to notify staff of your childcare
needs at 491-9887.
Jan. 17 is the deadline for
the Second Annual Director's
Chair, a contest in which stu-
dents create commercials to
promote Ask a Librarian, a
free online service that allows
patrons to chat with a librarian
for help with homework or
Floridians in ninth through
12th grade submit to YouTube
a 30-second video promoting
Ask a Librarian for the chance
to win a digital video camera, a
digital camera or an iPod
Shuffle with an iTunes gift
After a panel of judges
picks the top five videos, the
public will vote for its favorite
video from Jan. 26 to Feb. 7.
Members of the communi-
ty interested in the prevention
and elimination of underage
drinking and other drug use
within Nassau County are
invited to attend this month's
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and
Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) meeting on Jan.
20 at 4 p.m.
NACDAC is a non-profit
coalition created to support
and encourage drug-free
lifestyles for the youth of
Nassau County. It meets the
third Tuesday of every month
at 4 p.m. at the County
Building at 86026 Pages Dairy
Road, Yulee. For information,
visit www.nacdac.org or call
Jean Bardes at 753-2551.
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held Jan. 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 inter-
ested students wishing to be
on the volunteer jury or act as
attorneys, court clerks and
bailiffs can sign up through
their school guidance offices
or by attending court and sign-
ing 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.
For information call Griffin at
The American Scholastic
Press Association of New York
recently released the winners
of its 2008 national yearbook
competition. Once again, the
Fernandina Beach High
School yearbook staff
received a first place award
for the Pirate 2008 yearbook.
The 2008 book featured an
original cover design of a
pirate ship and compass cre-
ated by local artist Dustin
Schott, who created two pre-
vious Pirate yearbook covers
on award-winning books.
The yearbook also featured
articles on three retiring
FBHS teachers and seven new
teachers in the faculty section.
The student section featured
30 student interviews.
The yearbook was dedi-
cated to Captain Greg Greetis,
and the sports section was
dedicated to Coach Mark
Last year's editors include
Jack Tomassetti, who is now a
freshman at FSU, and
Courtney Money, Veronica
Garrett and Taylor White, all
seniors at FBHS. Beverly
)ook staff earns first-place award
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From left, the award-winning Fernandina Beach High School 2008 yearbook staff,
Beverly French, faculty advisor, and editors Jack Tomassetti, Taylor White,
Courtney Money and Veronica Garrett.
French was the Pirate 2008
faculty advisor, and she is
currently teaching English
and reading at Yulee High
Pirate 2009 is under way
under the leadership of
Money, Garrett and White.
This year's book will be all in
color and is being designed
online using Herff Jones's E-
Design program. It promises
to be a very special yearbook.
It is on sale at FBHS for $80.
For more information, con-
tact Fernandina Beach High
School at 491-7937 or 261-
0- SCHOOL PICTURES -.4
Several Callahan Intermediate School students were treated to a limousine ride for being the top fundraisers.
They enjoyed the ride to Jacksonville and lunched at Chuck E. Cheese. From left are Jacklyn Ward, Caitlin
Fisher, Brian Smythe, Alyse Cushman, Kori Long and Trenton Lanning.
Callahan Intermediate School held its first Sailor Social in December. Organized by Extension Teacher Robyn
Cooper, the students demonstrate their knowledge of mathematics facts and are treated to a social for their con-
tinued improving of their math skills. Above, Anthony Nguyen and Dalton Devevo enjoy the social.
Two of the American Legion
Auxiliary's showcase programs
are Girls State and Girls Nation.
Both are intended for young
women entering their senior
year in high school with an inter-
est in local, state and federal
As a result of participation
in these programs, these young
women take responsibility for
good citizenship and develop
an understanding of govern-
The American Legion
Auxiliary Girls State Program
has provided high school girls
across the country the oppor-
tunity to participate in a hands-
on citizenship training program
for more than 60 years.
The American Legion
Auxiliary Girls State Program
is a non-partisan program for
teaching how government
works while developing confi-
dence, leadership skills and an
appreciation for your rights as a
Since the inception of the
Girls State program in 1937,
nearly one million young
women have had the opportu-
nity to learn first-hand how their
state and local government
Selected girls spend an
intensive week in June of study,
working together as self-
governing citizens at the
Auxiliary-sponsored Girls State
program. These young ladies
learn government by actually
creating a mythical state
through the election of public
officials on local, county, and
state levels and then by carrying
out the duties of these respec-
As participants in the pro-
gram they run for office, learn
public speaking, create and
enforce laws and actively par-
ticipate in all phases of creating
and running a working govern-
ment in this exciting and fun
Participants learn how to
participate in the functioning
of their state's government in
preparation for their future
roles as responsible adult citi-
Girls Nation is a continua-
tion of Girls State; it is a nation-
al government training program
where two girls are selected
from each Girls State program
to attend Girls Nation.
The Girls Nation "Senators"
meet for a week in Washington,
D.C., where they run for politi-
cal office, campaign for the pas-
sage of legislation and possibly
meet with state representatives
Capping off the week of
Girls Nation is oftentimes a
meeting with the president of
the United States at the White
Girls State citizens gain a
better understanding of
American traditions and a
greater appreciation of their
country and flag as well as learn
government processes through
simulated real-life involvement
in all levels of government.
They develop confidence and
leadership skills that will shape
For more information con-
tact Brenda Vurnakes at The
American Legion Post 54, 12
South 11th St., 261-7900, or
your high school guidance coun-
There's Something For Everyone at
E Amelia A s Accademy
L- For Preschoolers
A Pattycake Playtime - a mixed media art program with creative
movement, music and theater!
A For Kids
R Group Guitar Class - A fun Jam session atmosphere for beginning
T guitar players
5 Art Under 8 Flags - A Mixed Media art class that explores our local
cultural art history
A Drawing & Painting Workshop - A four-week class that focuses on
C drawing and painting foundations
A For Tweens, Teens and Adults
E Clay-Mation - Create Your Own Claymation Movie!
Film and TV Production - learn script development, equipment,
Y production budgeting, and make a short film.
Tween & Teen Studio - Friends, Fun, Art and pizza! Does it get any
N Group Guitar Class - A fun Jam session atmosphere for beginning
C guitar players
Music Theory & Song-Writing - Understand, appreciate, and create
your own compositions.
Ballroom Dancing - Learn with a partner or by yourself.
Private Lessons on any Instrument you could want to play, Private Art
Lessons, Art and Music Studio Rental, and Cultural Events!
or call (904)277-1225 for more information.
Enroll Now! Classes Begin Next Week!
OUTDOORS / TIDES
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9,2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Pirates' 14-game winning streak was snapped Tuesday at Ribault in a district matchup against the Trojans. The Pirates led the last three
minutes of the game but lost by one, 75-74. Terin Dallas, left, goes one-on-one with the Ribault player who scored the game-winner, a foul shot
with 16 seconds left in the game. Tai Alford, center, is guarded by a Trojan. Alford scored 12 points for the Pirates. Patrick Garvin, right, gets
airborne for a basket. The Pirates (14-1 overall and 5-1 in the district) host West Nassau tonight.
FBHS Pirates edged by Trojans 75-74
There was little cushion room for
either team Tuesday when the Pirates
visited the Ribault Trojans. The Pirates
held a seven-point lead at halftime and
increased it to nine early in the third
quarter. That was the "'- h ,i . :,:,n;iii..
in scoring all night.
The Pirates never trailed the Trojans
in the third quarter, either leading or at
a deadlock. The Trojans rallied to open
the fourth quarter and take a narrow
lead, but two points from Pirate Tai
Alford evened the score at 60-60 with
5:05 left in the game. For the next two
minutes, the teams exchanged shots,
keeping it within a basket.
With 2:55 left to play, the Pirates
took the lead and held it but never by
more than four points. The Pirates still
led by a point with just 39 seconds left.
The Trojans evened the score with a
free-throw and, with 16 seconds on the
clock, secured a 75-74 win when a play-
er nailed the second of two foul shots.
The Pirates were left with just 16
seconds to score the game-winner. They
took shots, but none fell.
It was the Pirates' first loss of the
season. The Trojans improved to 7-3.
"We think we'll see them two more
times if we advance through the dis-
trict tournament into the regional," said
Matt Schreiber, Fernandina Beach
High School head basketball coach.
"It was a great challenge for us to
play a great basketball team, especial-
ly on the road in an important game. We
didn't downplay the game at all. We did
everything we could to win.
"It was fun. This is why you do it. It's
why you put in so much work, to be in
The last time FBHS beat Ribault was
the 2000-1 season.
'They're passionate about their bas-
ketball," Schreiber said of Ribault.
'That's part of what makes the atmos-
phere electric. I sense people in our
community getting excited about our
team. When the district rolls around,
and things work out the way we hope,
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Carlos Holcey, left, scored 28 points to lead the Pirates Tuesday. Zach
Rocheleau, right, added 12 points.
we'll play them on our court.
"I had a sense the players were real-
ly looking forward to the challenge. We
didn't get the win we were looking for,
but I don't think anyone in our program
doubts we are capable of beating them.
(Ribault) is extremely athletic and
quick. They matched our will to win
"It hurts a little while and then you
try to do something about it. It showed
us some things we need to get a little
PIRATES Continued on 12A
Fernandina Beach High
School's boys soccer team trav-
eled to Clay County Wednesday
and won 3-1 over the Blue
"We played well," Coach
Joshua Dunn said.
Drew Deangelo scored a
pair of goals and had an assist.
Jason Olbina scored the other
The Pirates are 9-7.
The FBHS girls soccer team
suffered its first loss of 2009
Tuesday in a hard-fought
match at home against Bishop
Kenny. The Crusaders pre-
Lauren Moule scored the
lone goal for the FBHS Lady
FBHS's soccer teams host-
ed Yulee Thursday. The FBHS
boys are at home tonight with
Terry Parker and travel to
Providence Monday. The junior
varsity matches are at 5:30 p.m.
and the varsity squads play at
On Tuesday, the Pirate boys
and girls teams host West
Nassau. The girls play at 5:30
p.m. and the boys take the field
at 7:20 p.m. It's senior night for
the Lady Pirates. The senior
boys were honored Thursday.
Hole-in-one for Held
Sally Held, a member of
Amelia National Golf Club, had
her first hole-in-one Jan. 6 at
the course. She aced the No. 17
hole using a six iron from 100
Salucci, Dallas reflect on freshman seasons
A pair of former Pirates
were impact players for their
respective college gridiron
teams this past season.
Terrell Dallas, a 6-foot, 205-
pound running back at The
Citadel, rushed 75 times for
230 yards and scored four
touchdowns for the Bulldogs
in 2008. He ended the season as
the team's second leading rush-
Dallas also had 14 recep-
tions for another 117 yards and
was fourth on the team in all-
"I got hurt the second week
of camp (strained calf)," Dallas
said. "I played the first game,
but I wasn't 100 percent. I was
out the next three weeks.
"The first week back I
played and the week after that
I won a starting job. I felt I
earned my position."
Dallas started five of 10
games last season and, after
scoring The Citadel's only two
offensive touchdowns in a win
over Chattanooga, he was
named the Southern Confer-
ence freshman of the week. He
had 49 yards on 13 carries in
He was also in action in The
Swamp this season, taking on
then-No. 3 Florida, which
played Thursday for the nation-
"I'm always used to going
there," said Dallas, a Gator fan
himself. "We had a football
camp there a couple of years
ago so I was real comfortable
playing there. I felt at home
'The crowd didn't shock me
until the first play of the game.
We couldn't hear the center five
yards away from each other. It
was pretty loud. That's when it
really hit me."
The Gators prevailed in that
"I had 12-13 carries for 36-40
yards, or something like that,"
Dallas said. "We put up the
most points on them since LSU
(five weeks earlier)."
Alabama, ranked No. 1 ear-
lier in the season, scored just 20
points against the Gators in the
SEC championship game two
"It felt good being a part of
that," Dallas said.
The Citadel (Division I-AA)
finished 4-8 overall and 2-6 in
Vince Salucci, left, and Terrell Dallas returned home for the holidays after successful
freshman seasons on the college gridiron. Salucci plays at cornerback for Beloit
College in Wisconsin and Dallas is a running back at The Citadel.
conference play and also took
on another ranked team,
Clemson (then No. 9).
ii .h:, :, tough schedule and
we had 13 freshmen play this
year," Dallas said.
Dallas is looking forward to
his sophomore season with the
Bulldogs and is gunning for the
No. 1 running back position.
"I'm just trying to stay
healthy and get stronger and
faster so hopefully I can start all
11 games," he said. "I'll try to
build on what I started last
His accomplishments didn't
go unnoticed by former high
school teammate Vince Salucci,
who played at cornerback for
Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., a
Division III team.
"He did really well for a
freshman, especially going into
college at the Division I-AA
level," Salucci said of Dallas. "I
checked his stats online."
Salucci had a stellar season
as well for the Buccaneers.
"He came in and started
after the third day," said Chris
Brann, head football coach at
Beloit College. "We put him at
"He just had a tremendous
year. (He was among the) top
three in the league for broken-
up passes and led the team in
blocked punts and field goals.
"He was a true blessing. As
great a player as he is, he's even
a better person. I think the
world of him."
Salucci blocked five kicks
- a field goal and four point-
"I was really surprised on
that," he said. "I blocked one
kick in high school and that
Salucci, a 6-2, 185-pound cor-
nerback, also led the team in
pass defenses with 10 and was
third on the team in tackles
with 67 stops; 52 were solo, sec-
ond on the team. He also inter-
cepted three passes, returned
them for 40 yards and almost
scored on one return.
"I should have," Salucci said.
"I slipped when I went to go
cut. I slid right into this guy
Salucci was named the
team's co-freshman of the year
and earned all-Midwest Confer-
ence team honors as an honor-
'There are not many fresh-
men on even second or first
team all-conference. It's a pret-
ty big thing."
The Bucs went 5-5 overall,
improving from a one-win sea-
son in 2007.
"This year was more of a
transition year," Salucci said.
"They had nine freshmen start-
ing on defense. There's no way
we're not going to be good next
year either. We only lost a cou-
ple of people."
It wasn't the only turn-
around season for Salucci. His
senior season at Fernandina
Beach High School, the Pirates
went 8-2, rebounding from a
winless season the year before.
The Pirates also made the play-
offs when Salucci (the team's
most valuable player in 2007)
and Dallas were seniors.
"I was kind of upset when
they didn't make the playoffs
this year," Dallas said. "I do feel
good about them beating West
Nassau. I never beat West
Nassau my four years here."
Dallas said former coach Ed
"Puggy" Brown and some team-
mates were in Gainesville Nov.
22 when he dressed out against
DALLAS Continued on 12A
Shoulder is at risk
in NFL quarterbacks
Q. I recently heard about
* an NFL quarterback
who was playing with a sepa-
rated shoulder. What is a
separation and how is this
different from a dislocation?
A. A shoulder separation
: is an injury of the
acromioclavicular joint and
its surrounding ligaments,
which hold this joint togeth-
er. The joint is formed by the
connection between your
collarbone and the shoulder
blade and you can locate it
by following the collarbone
out towards its end towards
the shoulder, where you will
note a small bump where it
joins to the acromion, the
forward projection of the
shoulder blade (scapula).
An injury there would be
referred to as a shoulder
separation, or an AC separa-
tion. This type of injury is
very common in hockey, ski-
ing and football. Thus, AC
separations are about five
times more common in men
than women. A hard fall to
the point of the shoulder
tears the ligaments, which
joins these two bones. This
allows the two bones to
move away from each other,
increasing the prominence
of the bump at the end of
A study by the NFL found
that of all shoulder injuries
to quarterbacks approxi-
mately 40 percent were AC
AC separations are classi-
fied based on the signifi-
cance of injury. Grade I
injuries involve a mild sprain
or stretch injury without dis-
ruption of the joint; Grade II
injuries involve rupture of
one-half of the ligamentous
restraints with loss of the
normal collarbone position
(the collarbone becomes
somewhat "high riding" and
is no longer level with the
acromion; Grade III injuries
involve a complete disrup-
tion of the ligaments sur-
rounding the joint with 100
percent displacement of the
end of the collarbone.
Fortunately, the majority
of shoulder separations can
be treated without surgery.
There are some differences
es III injuries
c ip fixed, but
MEDICINE of treat-
GREGORY ment proto-
SMITH, M.D. every team
League Baseball showed 70
percent favored non-opera-
tive intervention for Grade
III injuries. A review of the
outcomes of pitchers who
had sustained this injury
showed there was no signifi-
cant improvement between
the outcomes of those treat-
ed surgically versus those
Therefore in most cir-
cumstances, medications for
swelling and pain control are
prescribed and a physical
therapy program is imple-
mented to regain motion and
strength of your shoulder.
Contact sports are avoided
until your pain is eliminated
and until your strength
returns to normal. One
would expect to keep an
increased prominence at the
end of the collarbone, but
this will not likely cause any
A shoulder separation is
very different from a shoul-
der dislocation. In a disloca-
tion, the "ball" of the arm
pops out from its "socket."
This usually requires a trip
to the emergency room to
have it put back in place.
This column is written to
discuss issues regarding
sports, medicine and safety. It
is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by
your regular doctor Specific
concerns should be discussed
with a physician. Mail ques-
tions to Gregory Smith, M.D.,
1250 S. 18th St., Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL
32034. For appointments,
call 261-8787 or visit
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader
Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League will hold sign-ups
for baseball and softball for the 2009 season
from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 17, 24 and 31. Fee
is $40 for the first child with an additional $10
for siblings. Call President Wayne Peterson at
753-1663 or e-mail him at pete2305@bell-
south.net. Coaches, managers, board mem-
bers and volunteers are sought.
Yulee Little Leaguesign-ups
Yulee Little League registration is from 10
a.m. to noon Jan. 10, 17 and 24, from 4:30-
6:30 p.m Jan. 26-29. Tryouts will be Jan. 30-
31. Fee is $75 per child; siblings are addition-
al $50 each. Birth certificate and proof of
Umpires clinic is from 10 a.m. to noon Feb.
14 and 21. Manager/coaches meeting is at
6:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Opening day is March 7.
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.
Pro wrestling Jan.17
Pro wrestling returns to the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center in Fernandina Beach Jan.
17 with a 7:30 p.m. bell time. Continental
Championship Wrestling's annual Stampede
returns with a 20-man over-the-top rope battle
royal. The main event is a "Fernandina street
fight" between champion "Rock and Roll"
Chris Turner versus Jarrod Micheals.
Fans will also see the debut of rookie tag
team sensations, the Marcs Brothers, as they
take on the CCW tag team champions, The
Wranglers. The 6-foot-6 "walking attitude"
Kevin Tool and the mysterious Vega will also
make their debuts. Many more matches are
on this blockbuster card.
Partial proceeds benefit the Fernandina
Beach High School band. Tickets are $8 at
the door and $7 in advance.
Old Timersgear up
Practices for the annual Old Timers foot-
ball game are under way at at the Ybor
Alvarez fields on Bailey Road in Fernandina
Beach. For information, contact president
David Tate at 753-4804.
Opening day for softball league
Opening day for the Family Driven Softball
League will be Feb. 7 at the Springhill Baptist
Church Softball Complex on Old Nassauville
Road. The first pitch will be at 9 a.m. with
games continuing throughout the day. Other
events scheduled are best dessert contest,
horseshoe toss competition and parent/child
sack races. First, second and third place rib-
bons will be awarded.
Everyone is invited and admission is free.
Families are encouraged to bring picnic
lunches. The Lighthouse 89.3 FM will be on
hand playing music and welcoming guests.
For information, call League Commissioner
Ernie Stuckey at 261-6083.
Amelia Shotgun Sports presents the
Woolley's 2009 openers Jan. 17 at 86300 Hot
Shot Trail in Yulee. Shoots are at 9 a.m. and 1
p.m. Entry fee is $55 in advance and $60 the
day of the shoots plus NSCA and FSCA fees.
Fees include shooter's lunch. Additional
lunches are $10. Call 753-4619, 548-9818 or
First Coast Fire tryouts
First Coast Fire girls fast pitch softball sign-
ups will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10 and
tryouts are scheduled from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 11
and 18 at Yulee High School. For information,
Shriners football game
The 20th annual Florida Shrine Bowl
Football Game to benefit 22 Shrine-owned
Orthopedic and Burn Hospitals for kids 18
years old and younger takes place at 2 p.m.
Jan. 17 at Mandarin High School, 3841
Greenland Drive in Jacksonville. Eighty all-
star athletes from high schools in 10 Florida
Tickets are available at the Morocco
Shrine, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road, or by call-
ing (904) 642-5200, ext 13. Advance tickets
are $7.50 and tickets at the gate are $8, $3
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 ball-
park. Fees are $70 ($75) if registered through
Jan. 10; $90 ($95) if registered from Jan. 11-
17; and $105 ($110) from Jan. 18 until teams
Register in person from 5:30-7 p.m. today
and Jan. 13 and from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 10
and 17. The ballpark is located at 1001 Beech
St. in Fernandina Beach.
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is accept-
ing applications for all 2009 football and cheer
head and assistant coaches. Contact Stacy
Black at 310-6079. Leave a message.
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
River City Umpires Association. Call Terry
Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or Aaron Knowles
at (904) 962-7184. Visit www.rivercityumps.
com for information.
Sailing Club meets
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.
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.
* Y Yoga, 961687-201 E Gateway Blvd.,
offers a stretch and strengthening class,
pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
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.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
* Personal Best Sports. Visit www.Per
sonalBestSports.net or call Deborah Dunham,
* Island Rejuvacations offers yoga and
lunch at Nassau Health Foods, 833 T.J.
Courson Road. Call 415-3036 or 277-3158.
Both the Nassau and St. Marys rivers are holding striped bass weighing to 15 pounds
during the cooler months of winter. Terry David Lacoss took this five-pound striper
with a small spinner bait.
Weather changes fishing scene
Wintertime in Northeast Florida
finds a variety of weather condi-
tions. One day it might be 80
degrees with little wind, then the
following day a front may arrive with 50-
degree temperatures and 20-mile per hour
northeast winds. Fishing conditions often vary
with these severe weather changes. So the
saying, "You should have been fishing here
yesterday," is often repeated
when the fishing doesn't
quite meet up to par.
On Tuesday, there were
light winds and 80-degree
temperatures. Tuesday night
a front began pushing
through, bringing thunder-
storms and 20-mile per hour
winds. This is exactly why
ON THE many area fishermen have
both a big boat for deep-sea
WATER fishing and a small boat for
fresh and backwater fishing
TERRY when the wind blows.
LACOSS A cold front that pushed
through Northeast Florida
Tuesday will make a differ-
ence in this weekend's fishing action. Look for
stripes and largemouth bass fishing to pick
up in the upper reaches of the the St. Marys
and Nassau river systems. Bass and stripers
should be schooling in the deeper turns of the
rivers and in many area brackish creeks.
During a past winter fishing trip to Boggy
Creek, our fishing party caught and released
more than 20 largemouth bass weighing to
five pounds. All of the bass were hooked while
casting a deep diving Bomber 7-A in the "Fire
Tiger" color pattern.
Another winter fishing trip produced five
stripers weighing to 10 pounds while casting a
Bagley minnow-type plugs in the silver color
pattern with an orange belly. All of the stripers
were caught and released while fishing the
Nassau River at the 1-95 bridge.
Tides are also critical with the first of the
falling tide producing the best fishing action
for both largemouth bass and river stripers.
Capt. Allen Mills had a nice catch of big
black sea bass, snapper and grouper recently
with his fishing charter at HH fish haven.
Capt. Benny Hendrix is guiding his fishing
charters to big reds at FA fish haven, red
snapper and sea bass. Capt. Terry David
Lacoss is scoring well with up to 30 redfish per
half-day charter in the backwater while target-
Winter largemouth bass are hitting deep
diving minnow-type plugs worked in the
deepest portions of freshwater tidal rivers
and lakes. Greg Jones is pictured with a
nice winter largemouth bass.
ing the falling tide. Most of his charter action
has been coming while drifting live shrimp
under a small float close to boat docks and
where deep sloughs run close to oyster flats.
Huge whiting weighing to two pounds are
running in the surf during the last of the
incoming and all of the falling tide. Key areas
continue to include just south of the old
pipeline and the rock jetties located at the
southern tip of Amelia Island.
Tides this weekend will find a high tide
arriving at 7:49 a.m. and a low tide at 1:53 p.m.
Saturday at the mouth of the Amelia River.
The News-Leader encourages local anglers to
submit photographs of their catches. E-mail pho-
tos to bjones@fbnewsleadercom, 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.
Cell: (904) 206-0817
303 Centre St., Suite 102
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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PIRATES From 11A
Junior Carlos Holcey led the
Pirates with 28 points. He also
had three rebounds, four
assists, two blocks and four
steals. Holcey was perfect at
the foul line, sinking six free-
throws. He also sunk four of
Zach Rocheleau, who also
landed four three-pointers, and
Tai Alford each chipped in 12
points. Rocheleau had three
DALLAS From 11A
"I feel good to show people
I'm a product of what
Fernandina has done for me."
Dallas kept tabs on Salucci's
freshman season as well.
"Every Thursday or Friday
we would travel for away games
and when I was in the hotel I
would try to call or text him to
see how he was doing and
where they were playing,"
Dallas said. "I was on the punt
team, but I didn't start at all.
So, when I heard he had
blocked five kicks, I thought
that was kind of cool. That's
pretty crazy, especially for a
Both said they've adjusted
well making the leap from high
school to college.
"There's an obvious jump,"
Salucci said. "After a couple of
games, I was aware of what was
going on. It's a lot faster.
Practices are a little different.
It's more of a fast pace."
"I was pretty anxious to get
that first hit out of the way,"
Dallas said. "Once I did that,
then I was ready to roll. I was
ready to take off.
"It's seven times more
intense. The very first day dur-
ing summer, I thought I was
going to pass out. They threw
us in the fire the very first time.
assists, Alford had three
rebounds and both had a steal.
James Russell and Terin Dallas
pulled down four boards each.
The Pirates (14-1 and 5-1 in
the district) host West Nassau
tonight. The junior varsity
squads play at 6 p.m. and the
varsity tilt is at 7:30 p.m.
The Pirates head to Bolles
Saturday for one of two remain-
ing district games.
Another matchup with the
Yulee Hornets is a week from
tonight in Yulee.
"Practice during the season
isn't as hard, but the hour and
a half you're out there, you're
working 110 percent. It's not
that they push you, but if you
want to keep your job, you have
to go 110 percent."
Dallas said it differs from
high school because not every-
one gets to play just because
it's a blowout.
'The best person is going
to play because the coaches
want to win," he said. "It's a lot
more intense but it's a lot more
Dallas is on full scholarship
at The Citadel. There are no
scholarships for Division III,
but Salucci secured academic
scholarships to attend Beloit,
one of the top academic liberal
arts schools in the U.S. He has
a 3.678 grade point average.
Dallas is right at 3.0 while
tackling 18 credit hours; both
are majoring in computer sci-
While Dallas stayed in the
South, Salucci had to adjust to
Wisconsin winters. He left his
flip-flops in Fernandina Beach.
"I didn't take mine," he said.
"I thought, who's going to wear
flip-flops. But there were a lot of
people wearing them. I was
He's packing them when he
heads back to Beloit Jan. 18.
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NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
A tour of civil rights history
you may not have heard
For the News Leader
During the month of January,
Savannah tour company Day
Clean Journeys, Inc. will pro-
vide tours that focus on civil
rights history in the city. With each of its
standard tours, including I Love
Savannah History, African American
History and Gullah Geechee tours, there
will be a special emphasis placed on the
civil rights movement in the Savannah,
Brunswick, Liberty County, Hilton Head
and St. Helena areas.
Learn about the unique roles those
places played in changing the world dur-
ing the 1950's, and 1960's, including little-
known civil rights history facts. For
example, hear about the first lunch count-
er demonstration (and it's not
Greensboro, N.C.), learn about the first
bus boycott (and it's not Montgomery,
Ala.), and about the woman that sparked
the Montgomery, Ala., Bus Boycott (and
it's not Rosa Parks).
Dr. Jamal Toure, the founder of Day
Clean Journeys, said, "We will cover a
part of the story that is important to
Savannah and all communities here. It
doesn't matter what your ethnicity is, we
have a story to share with you that touch-
es your life right now."
The Civil Rights History Tour will be
merged into the regular tours. Toured
added, "A lot of folks don't remember
about the Ballot Bus that operated in
Savannah during the heyday of the move-
ment. We need to let folks know about
'Big Les' and the rest of those workers of
the movement who made it possible for
us today. Ben Clark and the Chatham
County Crusade for Voters are major
players as to why we became desegregat-
ed here and we want to put their names
It doesn't matter what your
ethnicity is, we have a story to
share with you that touches
your life right now.'
DR. JAMALTOURE, FOUNDEROF DAY
out there more."
Visit the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil
Rights Museum on the tour. Learn about
the namesake of Spencer Elementary and
how he stood up to members of his com-
munity and constituency in order to
insure equal treatment for all teachers,
regardless of race. See the "I Have a
Dream Speech" church in Savannah. The
tour will share the story of how three
African-American youth in Glynn County
brought about desegregated facilities and
beaches on Jekyll Island. Those youths,
one of whom is Jim Bacote of Geechee
Kunda, were represented by the Hon.
Constance Baker Motley and Vernon
The rise of President-elect Barack
Obama is tied in part to the Citizenship
Schools that were operated in Liberty
County and the work of Dr. Martin
Luther King, Septima Clarke and Andy
Young. Civil rights History will be cov-
ered from the 1600's through the 1900s.
'The struggle for rights regarding
African people in this country goes back
400 years. One African British clergyman
that came to the colony of Georgia in the
1700s said he was here to free the
Africans. He was promptly removed or
sent packing," mused Tour&.
The Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights
Museum in Savannah, above, is among the
stops on Day Clean Journeys' civil rights histo-
ry tour, offered in conjunction with the compa-
ny's other tours this month to recognize little-
known facts about the movement and its
Jim Bacote, top left, was one of the plain-
tiffs in the action that desegregated Jekyll
Tour founder Dr. A. Jamal Tour6, with a
portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, top right.
For more information, contact Day Clean
Journeys, Inc. at (912) 220-5966, dayclean-
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.daycleanjourneys.com.
BLACK HISTORY EVENTS
Dr. Daniel L. Schafer, professor emeritus of
the department of history at the University of
North Florida, will be the
speaker at the January meet-
ing of the Amelia Island An[flI
Historical Society. myur
His book, Anna iii,.lriril,
Madgigine Jai Kingsley,
Slave, Plantation Slaveowner, ..
is the result of many years of ' -..
research. Working with sur-
prisingly extensive records,
including information and -
photographs from extended family members
and descendants, Schafer has reconstructed
and documented the remarkable story of one
The society will meet on Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
in the community room of the Fernandina
Beach Police Department on Lime Street. The
public is welcome.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
presented by the Nassau County Branch of the
NAACP takes place from 8-10:30 a.m. on
Saturday, Jan. 17 at St. Peter's Episcopal Parish
Hall, 801 Atlantic Ave.
The event this year will feature ministers in
the Nassau County area. Speaker is the Rev.
Terry Pugh, pastor of Elm Street Church of
God. Tickets are $20. Please reserve a seat by
Jan. 14. Contact branch president Courtney
Tyson-Shelby at 491-3419 or 277-1256.
The MLK Commemorative Service will be
held on Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church, 10 South 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach. For more information, con-
tact the Rev. James Arthur at 261-7854.
Songs for peace
The I Can Academy will celebrate the life of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with the musical "I
Have A Dream: Songs for Peace and Harmony,"
by John Jacobson, Rollo Dilworth, Moses
Hogan and Emily Crocker.
The community-wide production is open to
all children in grades pre-K to sixth grade. The
public performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan.
19 at First Assembly of God, 302 South 14th St.
in Fernandina Beach. Rehearsals convene at
4:30 p.m. at O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church,
474257 SR 200 East, on Mondays and Fridays
until the performance. For information, call
277-2606 or 277-2704.
Choir in concert
As part of its celebration of Black History
Month, the Amelia Island Museum of History
will present The Edward Waters College Choir
in concert at the Macedonia American
Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church at 4 p.m.
on Sunday, Feb. 1. This will be the opening
event for Black History Month on Amelia
Island and in Nassau County.
The choir, started over 80 years ago, has a
broad repertoire of inspirational music and is
recognized for its exhilarating interpretations
of the classics, spirituals, gospel and contempo-
rary music. Under the leadership of Dr. Samuel
EVENTS Continued on 2B
Eight Island Art Association members show
their self-portraits and other recent works in
"Friendly Faces," a group exhibition of oil paint-
ings at the IAA
- sArt Gallery, 18 N.
Second St. in
o I Fernandina
Beach. The pub-
lic is invited to a
Artists Reception" from 5-8 p.m. tonight.
The Oil Painter's Group was formed three
years ago to explore and develop techniques in
oil paint and develop individual expression in
that media. The current exhibit is highlighted by
self-portraits of each artist produced during the
past year. Other works are of still-life subjects,
landscapes, marsh scenes, beach scenes and por-
traiture all executed in oil media during the past
The group consists of Melba Craven, Mikolean
Longacre, Louise Malone, Paul Massing, Karen
McFadyen, Emylee McBrearty, Georganna Mullis
and Barbara Noden. The paintings will be on dis-
play through February. For more information call
PLANT WALK AND TALK
Nassau County Watershed Action Volunteer
James Loper will lead a nature walk and discuss
plant characteristics on the Egans Creek
Greenway on Jan. 10.
The program will begin at
9:30 a.m. at the Jasmine
Street entrance to the south
Greenway area in
WAV program volunteers
will tabulate previously
identified plants and new
PHOTO EURTO plants identified during the
activity. The public is invited
to attend this free outdoor activity.
For information, call Nassau County WAV
Coordinator Paula Staples at 225-5613.
First Baptist Church will " 5 .
have a special screening of the ........ ....
movie "Fireproof" on Jan. 11 at ..
6:30 p.m. An action-packed .....
love story, "Fireproof" will
have you laughing, crying and
inching toward the edge of
your seat as you are drawn
into the world of a firefighter, his wife and a mar-
riage worth rescuing.
Admission is free and childcare will be provid-
ed through fourth grade. First Baptist Church is
located at 1600 S. Eighth St. For more informa-
tion, call the church office at 261-3617.
A Community Potluck Inauguration Party will
be held on Jan. 20 from 7-10 p.m. at the Palace
Saloon, with dancing to the music of Hupp & Rob
and a replay of President Barack Obama's inaugu-
ration speech on a big-screen TV. The Fernandina
Community for Change . .
Group is hosting the din-
ner. Please bring a dish to
share. Plates and cutlery
will be provided. There is a
Cost is $5 per person.
Purchase tickets in advance through Audrey
Milley at (904) 556-6816 or
audrey.milley�yahoo.com. Alternate contact is
Chris Platel at 491-8676 or email@example.com.
Submit items to Sian Perry.
FRIDAY, January 9, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The Nassau Humane
Society annual Flea & Tick
Garage Sale -.
will be held Feb. tj
20 and 21 from
7:30 a.m.-3:30 "ear":
p.m. ; sale
It is now
art, antiques, furniture, house-
wares, jewelry, sporting
goods, tools, toys and other
items for the sale. Bring your
tax-deductible donations to
the shelter (located by the
Fernandina Beach Airport).
Call Penny with questions at
Journeys, an exhibit by
local photographer Wayne
Howard, is on display at the
Intercoastal Wine Company
through January. As a travel-
er and photographer, the pho-
tographs sweep one from
majestic panoramas into the
natural patterns of everyday
life. Using specialized inks
and papers, each image is
meticulously captured, exactly
what you would have seen
were you with him. ICW is
located at 10 N. Second St.
For questions, call Howard at
491-5269 or the ICW at 321-
honeybells are available at
the Fernandina Farmers
Market. Log Cabin Groves,
acres of cit- -
now has its
navel oranges and tanger-
ines. Also available are ruby
red grapefruit that are certified
Also at the market on
Saturday, Sweet Grass
Dairy's handcrafted and
award-winning cow and goat
cheeses. This will be Sweet
Grass' only visit to the market
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
at Seventh and Centre
streets. For more information
call (904) 491-4872 or visit
The First Coast Trail
Forgers walking club will
meet Jan. 10 at 8:45 a.m. for
a group walk through the
historic area of Old Ortega.
Fill in the squares so
that each row, column
contain the numbers
1 through 9. Solution
will appear in the
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2008
Songwriters of all genres and levels of
experience are welcome to the
Jacksonville/Fernandina Beach NSAI
Regional Workshop on Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at
Jack and Diane's Caf6, 708 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach. The topic will be "How to
Write a Song from a Storyline and from
Scripture." Members will learn from and dis-
cuss this lesson plan by Christian
singer/songwriter Lynne Drysdale Patterson.
NSAI is an international organization that
focuses on education and legislative action
for its songwriter members. View member-
ship benefits at
www.nashvillesongwriters.com. Bring five
double-spaced copies of your song lyrics if
you'd like to receive helpful notes about your
song. Play live or bring a CD or cassette
For more information contact Christine-
Anne PlAtel, coordinator, NSAI Regional
Workshop, Jacksonville/Fernandina Beach,
at 491-8676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet at Stockton Park, 4021
Ortega Blvd., Jacksonville.
Known for its giant oak
trees, waterfront mansions
and parks, Old Ortega began
development in the early
1900's. The area contains 597
historic buildings, and was
designated a U.S. Historic
District on July 14, 2004.
All walking events are
open to the public and new
members are always wel-
come. For information contact
Harold Weber at (904) 704-
8402 or e-mail HeadForger@
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
conduct a beginner genealo-
gy course for those interest-
ed in researching their family
history. Four of the five ses-
sions will be held at the First
Fellowship Hall on Saturdays
from 10 a.m. to noon: Jan.
10, 17, 31 and Feb. 7. The
fifth session will be held at the
FCCJ Nassau County cam-
pus Computer Lab on a week-
night, 7-9 p.m. (date to be
The fee for the full course
is $30/person (includes one-
year single AIGS member-
ship) or $45/couple (includes
a one-year AIGS family mem-
bership). Register at any
Nassau County library or call
Marie at 321-3460.
Island Tribe Belly Dance
announces a new spring
semester of belly dance
classes, including beginner
and intermediate belly dance
as well as a Belly Dance fit-
night is Jan 13 at 8 p.m. at
TNT Dance Force in Yulee
(near North Hampton). Call for
more information at (904)
Life coach Christine-Anne
Platel is offering a free class,
Saying Yes! More in 2009,
on Jan. 14 at noon at Jack
and Diane's Cafe, 708
The class will tackle issues
including: How would your life
change if you said "Yes!"
more, and 10 Questions to
Ask Yourself that can help get
you ready to say Yes! more in
2009 in your personal, profes-
sional and spiritual life.
A six-week evening class
begins Wednesday, Jan. 21.
The fee is $90.
Reservations are required
for both events as space is
limited. Call Platel at 491-
1. Dog sound
10. Canadian flyers
15. S.A. burrowing rodents
16. Rule, Britannia! composer
17. Network of nerves
18. Idiom with smart
19. _ fide (Latin)
20. Speed competitions
22. A section of a circle
23. Chick pea plant
24. Winter slider
27. Tell on
30. _ Lilly, drug company
31. Food grain
32. Where passengers ride
35. In a way, loved
37. Namesake son (alt. abbr.)
38. Alpha Lyra
39. Storybook elephant
40. Foot (Latin)
1. Ethiopian monetary unit
2. Length X width
3. College army
4. Leg joints
5. Health resort
6. African country
7. Sour or bitter in taste
8. Masked mammals
9. Expression of disapproval
10. Excessive devotion to a cause
12. ___ Frank's diary
13. Feel anxious & apprehensive
21. Distasteful expression
23. Cathode-ray tube
25. Not new
26. Swiss river
27. Capital of Morocco
29. SpiderMan Maguire
32. Filmmaker de Mille
33. Past (archaic)
41. Breakfast meat
43. Athletic floor pad
45. Teletype (abbr.)
46. Non-commercial TV
47. Not cooked
48. Side sheltered from the wind
49. Often served with spaghetti
52. Re-equip a factory
55. Away from
56. Cavalry sword
60. __ Ladd, actor
61. Ridge on Doric column
63. Necktie cord
64. Texas armadillo
65. High alcohol lagers
67. Frame that holds the
68. Works diligently at a trade
69. Cape or headland
34. Ambit or scope
36. Radioactivity unit
38. Short for summer trip
43. licensee for Wall Street
46. Cribbage marker
47. Flightless bird such as ostrich
49. Tropical Asian starlings
50. Strong and heavily built
51. Oral polio vaccine
53. Philosopher Zeno of
57. World Cup skier Miller
58. Right angle building wings
59. Beams of light
61. Current unit
62. Used to be U
Solution For Jan. 7
Steve Kaufman will conduct 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., Fernandina
Beach. Workshop price is $200. For more
information call 261-3300 or e-mail innkeep-
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the
Symphony) is offering an
evening of entertainment,
with dinner at the Ocean
Club on the Amelia Island
Plantation, followed by con-
cert tickets and round-trip
bus transportation to and
from Jacoby Hall, for the
Orchestra's production of
Puccini's "Turandot" on Feb. 7. For reser-
vations or information, contact Ted Preston at
cplatel @ bellsouth.net.
The Nassau Women's
Information Exchange pres-
ents "Becoming Clutter
Free: Conquering Your
Paper Piles" as its next
Exchange brown-bag lunch-
eon event Jan. 15 from
noon-1 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach City Hall
commission chambers, 204
Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
The talk will feature Mary
Cleland Pankiewicz, owner of
Clutter-free & Organized and
author of You Can Be Clutter-
free & Organzeod, Fast, Easy
Organizing Solutions for
Paper Piles and Your Offce.
This program is free and open
to the public. Brown-baggers
For information call the
Yulee branch library/FCCJ
Nassau Center at 548-4467
or the Fernandina Beach
branch at 277- 7365.
What was the fate of
Louis-Charles, the lost son of
Marie Antoinette and King
Louis XVI? This is the prem-
ise of the One Book, One
Community selection, The
Black Tower, by Louis Bayard.
Professor Chris Twiggs will
moderate a discussion with
the author on Jan. 15 at 6
p.m. at the Florida House
Inn, 22 S. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. The pro-
gram is free. Appetizers, din-
ner and cash bar will be avail-
able. Friends of the Library
sponsors the event.
Persons with disabilities
requiring special accommoda-
tions, call the library at 277-
7365 or Florida Relay Service
at 1-800-955-8771 at least
five days prior to the program
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its luncheon meeting at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15.
Speaker Becky Jordi,
UF/IFAS, Nassau County
Horticultural Extension agent,
will talk about what plants,
shrubs and trees are the
best for Northeast Florida.
Members are encouraged to
bring in a problem plant for
a diagnosis. All men are invit-
ed. Tickets are $15 in
advance and $17 at the door.
For reservations, call Bob
Keane at 277-4590.
The Nassau County
Writers and Poets Society
will meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 17
at the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport. All writers
and poets in the county are
invited; bring two double-
spaced pages of your original
prose or two to three of your
poems. Be prepared to dis-
cuss your work. Contact Cara
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Room, 1525 Lime St. The
topic will be "How Saving
Important Artifacts Can
Information," delivered by
guest speaker Julia Reynolds
Nowlin. It is free and open to
the public. For information,
The Amelia Island
Chapter of the DAR will meet
Jan. 21 at the Golf Club of
Amelia starting at 10:30 a.m.
All members and prospective
members are invited. Please
call Vicki at 321-0828 to make
A "Dogs Need a Vacation
Too" fundraiser and raffle
for the Nassau Humane
Society will be held on Jan.
22 from 4-7 p.m. at Bark
Avenue Pet Boutique in the
Plantation Shops of Amelia
All dogs are invited to bring
their favorite humans for fun,
refreshments, prizes and dis-
counts off your favorite "dog-
gie delights." This opportunity
is sponsored by The Travel
Agency and a selection of its
EVENTS Continued from
D. Shingles, director of the
Fine Arts Department and
choral director, the 19-mem-
ber choir promotes and fos-
favorite dog friendly hotels
and resorts. RSVP to The
Travel Agency at 261-5914.
Raffle tickets are $2 each
and all prizes are donated by
hotels and resorts that cater
to canine guests. All proceeds
will go to the Nassau Humane
Society and the tickets are
available at The Travel
Agency, Bark Avenue and at
the Nassau Humane Society
on Airport Road.
The Amelia Island
History Museum, Cedar and
Third streets, presents its
newest exhibition, "The
History of Beach Racing in
Northeast Florida," opening
On Jan. 27 Bill Warner,
founder of the Concours
d"Elegance, will bring his vin-
tage Simplex racer, which will
be on display in the parking
lot all day leading up to a spe-
cial presentation by him at
The program is free for
museum members and a
donation of $10 for non-mem-
bers. Contact Alex Buell at
Chillyin' With the
Animals of RAIN, the second
annual membership meeting
and dedication of the rescue
group's dog kennels, cattery,
and memorial gardens, will be
held Jan. 31 from 2-5 p.m. at
The board of directors will
cook up pots of their special
chili recipes and all of the
fixings. RAIN will mail out
directions and more details.
For more information call
(904) 879-5861 or e-mail rain-
Theatre, 209 Cedar St., will
present Mark Twain's "The
Diaries of Adam & Eve" at 8
p.m. Jan. 22, 23 and 24 and
2 p.m. on Jan. 25.
This witty love story as told
by one of America's foremost
humorists is a portrait of two
unusual people who discover
each other while experiencing
the mysteries of the garden.
The cast includes Geoffrey
King and Linda McClane,
directed by Jennifer Webber
and Sinda Nichols.
ters an understanding of the
and displays a well-rounded
knowledge and appreciation
for the music of Western
The church is located at
the corner of Beech and
Ninth streets. Advance tick-
ets, $8 for museum members,
$10 for non-members and $5
for students age 7-18 (chil-
dren under 6 are free), are
available at the Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S,
Third St. At the door tickets
are $15 for adults and $5 for
students and accompanied
For more information call
Phyllis Davis at 261-7378, ext.
100, or e-mail phyllis@amelia-
Dr. Johnetta Betsch Cole,
former president of Spelman
and Bennett Colleges and
descendant of Anna and
Zephaniah Kingsley, will pres-
ent the keynote speech at the
11th Annual Kingsley
Scheduled for Saturday,
Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., the event
also features a musical pres-
entation by the Edward
Waters College Choir, a his-
torically black college in
Cole's presentation is enti-
tled "Sankofa: Looking Back
to Go Forward." An anthro-
pologist by training, Cole will
use the concept of sankofa
during her speech. Sankofa is
a symbol of the Ga speaking
people of Ghana, in West
Celebration events take place
each Saturday in February.
The events are sponsored by
the National Park Service,
Florida Humanities Council
and the Florida Public
Archaeology Network. All
events and workshops are
family-friendly, free, and open
to the public.
Located off Heckscher
Drive/A1A, north of the St.
Johns River ferry landing,
Kingsley Plantation is open
daily, at no charge, between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m.
For more information, call
(904) 251-3537, or go to
Tickets are $10 adults and
$5 students, open seating.
Call 261-6749. Box office
hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and
Giant puppets take the
stage on Jan. 27 at the
Fernandina Beach Middle
School auditorium to tell the
traditional fable Puss/ In Boots
in a new way. Bit's N Pieces
Giant Puppet Show is a fun
introduction to theater for
young children. This event is
open to the public. Tickets are
$4 and available at the door.
A Chance to Dance
School has started a belly
dance program in
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation call 753-3407 or 753-
1661. The studio is located at
1114 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, next to the
Learn the "Secrets of the
Salt Marsh" in a presentation
at Fort George Island Cultural
State Park on Jan. 11 at 1
Join a park ranger and dis-
cover the importance of estu-
arine systems that surround
the inshore sides of barrier
islands like those of the Talbot
Islands State Parks complex.
This program will take place
at the Ribault Club on Fort
George Island Cultural State
Park. No reservations are
necessary and the program is
free. Call (904) 251-2320.
Did you know that the
Egans Creek Greenway is
designated as a stop on the
Great Florida Birding Trail?
Join Our Greenway on Jan.
17 at 9 a.m. for a birding
walk on the Greenway. You
can expect to see a variety of
wading and songbirds as well
as birds of prey. Visit
download a Greenway specif-
ic bird list. Participants are
encouraged to bring binocu-
lars, water, sun protection,
bug juice, comfortable walking
shoes and optionally field
guides and spotting scopes.
Meet in the parking lot
behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 2500
Atlantic Ave. The walk is free
and open to the public. For
information call 277-7350 or
On Jan. 21 from 10-11
a.m., Nassau County
Horticulture Agent Rebecca
Jordi and Master Gardener
Bea Walker will conduct a
Landscape Matters class on
pruning trees and shrubs.
The session will take place at
the UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden. For
information contact Jordi at
548-1116. This session is free
and open to the public.
Join the naturalists at
Amelia Island Plantation on
Jan. 23 from 4:30-6 p.m. as
they watch Amelia's beauti-
ful birds come in for the
night. Meet at Amelia Island
Plantation's nature center.
Cost is $10 per person, binoc-
ulars provided. Call 321-5082
to reserve your spot.
Africa. The word is tied to
the idea that we need to know
our past in order to move for-
ward and understand who we
are as a culture today.
Cole is also the sister of
the late MaVynee Betsch,
"Beach Lady," the environ-
mentalist and activist who
dedicated her life to educat-
ing people about the impor-
tance of black history and
American Beach and was
instrumental in preserving
Nana, the giant sand dune
The Kingsley Heritage
Celebration recognizes the
rich culture that evolved
amongst slave communities
despite the severe oppression
of slavery and celebrates the
determination and strength of
those men, women and chil-
dren. These events also
examine cultural aspects of
modern American society
that originated in the planta-
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101 Card of Thanks
102 Lost & Found
103 In Memoriam
105 Public Notice
106 Happy Card
107 Special Occasion
108 Gift Shops
201 Help Wanted
Schools & Instruction
Stocks & Bonds
Money To Loan
FARM & ANIMAL
Livestock & Supplies
Articles for Sale
Photo Equipment & Sales
Wanted to Buy
Boats & Trailers
Sports Equipment Sales
Computers & Supplies
800 REAL ESTATE
801 Wanted to Buy or Rent
802 Mobile Homes
803 Mobile Home Lots
804 Amelia Island Homes
808 Off Island/Yulee
810 Farms & Acreage
812 Property Exchange
West Nassau County
Mobile Home Lots
Bed & Breakfast
THE NEWS-LEADER SERVICE DIRECTORY Is LOCATED ON PAGE 3B
102 Lost & Found
FOUND - in the vicinity of 8th & Lime
Streets - red, Pomeranian mix dog -
approximately 25 lbs. Call Cats Angels
at 321-2267 to identify.
FOUND DOG - in Meadowfield Bluff
area. 3-legged German Shepherd mix.
Very friendly. Call (703)501-9591.
REWARD - LOST BOSTON TERRIER
needs medication ASAP. Male, black &
white. Kids miss their pet!! Please call
277-8043 or 556-9663.
FOUND FERRET - on 14th St. Call
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 RING - in Food Lion shopping
center in front of A Janet Lynne Salon.
105 Public Notice
All Real Estate advertised herein
is subject to the Federal Fair
Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
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with at least ten years experience
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The ideal candidate will be a retired
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positions available. For application and
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MANAGERS, BARISTAS, SERVERS &
KITCHEN PREP - Espressos Cafe,
Amelia Island Upscale Tuscan Style
Cafe. Fax resume to (904)491-9810.
BOOTH RENTAL - in a nice salon. Call
DRIVERS - ASAP! Sign-on bonus 35-
41cpm. Earn over $1000/wk. Exc ben-
efits. Need CDL-A & 3 mos recent OTR.
HOUSEKEEPER POSITION - available
at established real estate company.
Drug test required and Saturdays are
I 01 Help Wanted I
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Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
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PT, MSW, OT, SPEECH THERAPIST,
RN, CNA - needed for Home Health
Care visits in Fernandina and surround-
ing area. Flexible Hours, Part Time.
Apply online at www.nfhsonline.com.
Earn $1000-$3200 a Month
to drive new cars with ads.
Clamptruck/Baler Room Operator -
Experienced, for large printing comp-
any. Dependable. Flexible nights/days.
Fax (904)696-7992. Apply in person:
Trend Offset Printing, 10301 Busch Dr.
North, Jacksonville, FL 32218.
FLORIDA TIMES UNION - Route
Carriers needed in the Fernandina
area. Call (904)225-9170 ext. 3.
COSMETOLOGIST NEEDED - at THE
NEW U HAIR SALON. 1st wk free.
$100/wk 1st mo. Booth rent only. Cli-
entele preferred w/walk-ins avail. Call
Heidi for a confidential appt. 277-2767
DRIVER - Join PTL today. Company
drivers earn up to 40cpm. 1/2cpm
increase every 60K miles. Average
2800 miles/wk. www.ptl-inc.com. Call
AUDITION - to be our famous Lady
Liberty. Male & female. Energy &
enthusiasm a must. Call (904)225-
NOW AVAILABLE! - 2009 Post Office
jobs. $18-$20/hr. No experience. Paid
training. Fed. benefits. Vacations. Call
(800)910-9941 today! Ref#FL08. ANF
I 04 Work Wanted I
REMODEL WORK - Licensed & insured
contractor. Home repairs/mobile home
repairs, demolition work, home maint.,
decks, yard cleanup & debris removal,
window & door replacements, &
everything in between. (904)491-4383
CARPET, VINYL, TILE - repairs and
installation. 25 yrs exp. Licensed and
insured. Call Collins Carpet Service,
WE HIRE TOP
Dee, Natalie, Kim or Mary
TELLER * SKILLED TRADES
NEW POSITIONS WEEKLY!
Successful drug screen required.
EOE/M/FN//H 4643 ST FL 9
I 04 Work Wanted
SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
ATTENTION RENTAL PROPERTY
OWNERS! - Turn your rental over
quickly between tenants. Over 18
years exp. Upgrades, construction
repairs, re-key, carpet clean, repaint, &
more. Free estimate. (904)206-0005.
HOME REPAIRS - All types of home
repair & improvements, mobile homes
also. Dependable service. Licensed,
bonded, & insured. Call Mark Bullington
CONCRETE WORK - All types slabs,
driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. No
job too big or too small. Licensed &
WORRY FREE HOME SERVICES,
INC. - Joe & Sandy. New to area. For
your convenience, we provide the
following services: home service &
monitoring, home care, senior services,
CNA licensed, pet services, transpor-
tation, lawn care, minor home repair,
personalized assistant, shopping &
social lunches, decorating & painting,
pickup & delivery, appointments & wait
service, booking & errands, internet
research & minor computer repair,
special requests. Reasonable rates. Call
(904)310-6630 or cell (904)557-6771.
TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
1 206 Child Care
BABYSITTER NEEDED - in home.
Good w/children a must. Some
mornings, nights, weekends. $20/day
or $100/wk. Call (904)277-2749.
PACK/SHIP STORE - for sale. Estab-
lished for a year in a growing location
on Amelia Concourse. Good growth
history & potential. Contact H.P.
Rumph at (904)415-4015 for details.
PRIVATE GUITAR INSTRUCTION -
beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.
HORSE BOARDING - in Yulee. We
offer full board only. Call 583-0278.
$350 per month, multiple horse
FOR SALE - Male Boxer. 19 months
old, fawn with white legs, chest.
Beautiful dog. AKC registered. (904)
S 601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE - Downsizing, everything
must go! Fri., Sat., & Sun., 9am-5pm
at 86786 Worthington Dr. (Page Hill).
I 01 Garage Sales
FRAN'S SECOND THOUGHTS - We
buy and sell used furniture and
household items. 463477 SR200 AIA.
(904)225-0577 or (904)225-9377
UNCLUTTER YOUR HOUSE,
GARAGE, ATTIC! - Rent a 10x10
booth. $175/mo. + 10% comm.
Eileen's Art & Antiques, 702 Centre.
FRI. & SAT. - 8am-2pm, rain or shine.
Furniture, toddler bed, kid's & baby
clothes, & much more! All must go!
538 N. Fletcher Ave.
602 Articles for Sale
FOR SALE - Parlor lamp w/leaded
glass, Hutchen Ruether china service
for 12, Johnson Brothers "Rose Chintz"
china set, 5-pc oak bedroom suite,
some crystal oak desk, silver plate
wine tumbler, marble lamps, Japanese
kimono, washer & dryer, refrigerator,
Kirby vacuum (like new). Call (904)
238-9711 or (904)879-3137.
GUN SHOW - Sat. 01/10, 9-5 & Sun.
01/11, 9-4. The Morocco Shrine, 3800
St. Johns Bluff Rd., Jax. North Florida
Arms Collectors, (904)461-0273.
FOR SALE - Complete home furnish-
ing, misc. items, Ford Escort Station
Wagon, new Thomas the Train & Brio.
(904)261-8079 or (904)910-8400
610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL - Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)
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Sunday, January 11, 2009
Preview 10 AM - Auction 11 AM
frank's Antiques; & uctions;
U.S. HWY. 1 - Hilliard, FL
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Sale by: Barbara Speal Bus. Lic. #366
For information call: (904) 845-2870
Don Elliott Lic.#1487.
REALTOR OPEN HOUSE
Saturday Jan. 10the 1 till 4 pm
1018 Isle of Palms - 3Br/2BA - $259,500
1020 Isle of Palms - 3Br.2BA - $254,900
1719 Scott Rd - 3BR/2.5BA - $949,000
2118 North Ridge - 5BR/2.5BA - $425,000
2782 Ocean Oaks Dr. N - 3BR/2BA - $500,000
86077 Augustus Ave - Cartesian Pointe - 3BR/2BA - $197,700
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4B FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2009 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader
619 Business Equipment
SALON EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
7 Styling Chairs with Hydraulics -
$200.00 ea., 2 Shampoo Chairs -
$25.00 ea., 3 Wicker Reception Chairs
- $10.00 ea., 2 black Reception Chairs
- $10.00 ea., 7 black Side Cabinets -
$25.00 ea. Call (904)556-1687 for
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| 802 Mobile Homes
I I 3BR/2BA - in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
705 Campers & Supplies Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
2004 PROWLER 26FT CAMPER -
Double bed, three bunk beds,
bathroom shower, oven, microwave, air
conditioning. $8,000. Please call (904)
261-2036, leave message.
802 Mobile Homes
GREAT FAMILY HOMES - 3BR/2BA
doublewide on 1/2 acre, new roof &
A/C, 2 sheds, Yellow Bluff, $95,000.
3BR/2BA doublewide, new carpet, tile,
A/C, Yulee, $109,900. Build or move
your home on this great corner lot in
Yulee, $79,900. Brick home, 4BR/2BA,
fireplace, 2 sheds, corner acre, Yulee,
$149,900. Lauralynn Lewis, 206-1059,
Nick Deonas Realty.
I Place Your Ad Today! Call (9041) 261-36961
804 Amelia Island Homes
HISTORIC DISTRICT LOT - Great
location for your custom home or
investment. Sacrifice price of only
UNIQUE 6 AC - marshfront/intra-
coastal acres ON Amelia, 4BR/4BA
home. 17 sites. Concurrency approved.
Phase 1 completed. Zoned for horses.
Appraised 2008 $1.7/OBO. Trade for
rental properties w/some cash. (904)
Totally Remodeled Ranch - 1200sf.
Quiet, stable neighborhood. New
siding, systems roof, windows, appl's.
Large fenced yard. Garage. Drastically
reduced. $154,900. (904)477-2679
1 805 Beaches
FSBO-Reduced. 3/2 in beautiful Ocean
Ridge. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scrn'd tiled porch-
es, hot tub. $359,900. (904)556-4500
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
AMELIA ISLAND RETREAT IN THE
RESERVE - off Old Bluff onto 95053
Reserve Court. PERFECT LOCATION
FANS. "NEW SIDE BY SIDE"
HOMES. Each 4/2/2 in your charming,
exclusive, walled cul-de-sac neighbor-
hood/river view on approach/lush
grass/perfect mix of shade and
sun/across from THE PLANTATION
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.
BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT CONDO -
in Sand Dollar Villas. Recent multi-mil-
lion renovation. Best view in complex,
on 3rd floor. $425K. (904)234-8986
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
UNBELIEVABLE BUY - Ocean Park.
$329,000. Approx $100K below
appraisal. Upscale furnishings included.
808 Off Island/Yulee
FREE FORECLOSURE LISTINGS -
Over 200,000 properties nationwide.
Low down payment. Call now (800)
BY OWNER - 3BR/2BA in Riverside
subdivision off Barnwell Rd. Large
fenced backyard. $199,900. (904)
SALE OR RENT - BROKERS PRO-
TECTED. Like new 3BR/2BA, 1500sf,
12X12 covered patio, garage, whole
house water filtration system, Nassau
Lakes Reserve. Great 1st home or
investment. $199,900. (904)277-8780
NORTH HAMPTON - Marsh front
estate home. 4000+ sq. ft., 5BR/4BA.
Offered at $750,000. Call owner (407)
BEAUTIFUL ONE ACRE LOT - ready
for home or mobile home. Arnie
Zetterower, RE/MAX Professional Group
OWNER FINANCING - Large lot near
Kingsley Plantation & Big Talbot area.
Borders state park. Marsh views. Ft.
George Rd. Reduced for quick sale.
I 809 Lots
MARSH FRONT LOT - in Jordon's
Cove on McGirts Creek. Approx. 3/4
acre. $99K. Financing available. Call
851 Roommate Wanted
ROOMMATE WANTED - to share a
clean 3BR/2BA house close to beach.
$500/mo. includes utilities and wireless
FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL FEMALE
ROOMMATE - needed to share 2BR/
2BA condo. $450/mo. + 1/2 utilities.
No pets. (912)674-8489
TO SHARE - Ocean view upper apt.,
3BR/1BA, Ig front deck, W/D, d/w.
$600/mo., all bills included. Cable &
Internet all rooms. 937 N. Fletcher
Ave. or call (904)310-6817.
852 Mobile Homes
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - on 1.5
acres, nice clean place on Lonnie Crews
Rd. $800/mo. + dep. (904)866-7880
WATERFRONT - Dock & boat storage.
Deep water. 3BR/2BA, 1 acre lot,
privacy fence. $875/mo. (904)779-
2BR TRAILER - Nassauville. Big yard,
over acre. Call for more details. $750/
mo. + $750 deposit. (904)753-0165
2BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $700/mo. + $700 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
DWMH - 3BR/2BA, great condition &
location in Yulee, 1/2 acre lot.
$850/mo. + deposit. (904)430-7676
852 Mobile Homes
BLACKROCK AREA - 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
SINGLE WIDE - in peaceful Yulee
neighborhood. 3BR/2BA. Pets OK.
Rent $700/mo. Call (904)859-0055.
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - Private
location, new paint. $650/mo. +
deposit. Call (904)583-1431.
3BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $750/mo. + $750 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE - in Nassau-
ville on 1 acre w/CH&A, front & back
porches. Pet considered. $700/mo. +
$700 dep. Avail 1/15. (904)556-6042
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - for rent.
$500/mo. + $400 deposit. Call 583-
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - on 1 acre
lot. $650/mo. + $650 deposit. (912)
S 854 Rooms
ROOMS RENT - Blackrock, 4BR. $400/
mo. Utilities included. (904)753-2457
BEAUTIFUL NEW DECOR - $100-
$150/wk. Service animals only. (904)
1BR APT. FULLY FURNISHED - A.I.,
gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. $1050. No smoking. (904)
206-1071 or 321-4262
APTS. AVAILABLE - Downtown &
oceanfront, starting at $550/mo. Pets
welcome w/pet fee. Up to 3BR/3BA,
furnished or unfurnished. 321-2222
AT BEACH - 2BR, utils incl, $175/wk.
or $695/mo. + $600 dep. Also, 2-3BR
MH's in park starting $150/wk. or
$600/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034
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OCEANVIEW - 3BR/1BA luxury
duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. Fletcher.
$1025/mo. + dep. (904)386-1005
AMELIA LAKES - 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
1/2 off 1st month. (904)716-0579
NICE 2BR/1BA - Newly refurbished.
$480-$580/mo. (904)315-1757 or
COZY & BRIGHT - 1BR garage apt.
Historic district, 322 N. 3rd St. Big
deck upstairs, central air. $595/mo.
OCEANVIEW - Upstairs duplex, 2BR/
1BA. A/C, hardwood floors, dish-
washer, W/D hookup. $850/mo. 57 S.
Oceanview 1BR/1BA - Patios, carp-
eted. Sewer/water/gbg incl. $650/mo.
+ $750 dep. Yr lease. 337 N. Fletcher.
2BR apt. also avail. (904)556-5722
CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS - Up to one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
COTTAGE FOR RENT - 1BR/1BA.
Utilities included. No smoking. Service
animals only. $750/mo. (904)277-3828
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. 583-0095
1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS - for
rent starting at $625. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS - for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at www.atcdevelopment.com.
OCEAN VIEW 2BR - No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - near
beach. Renovated. Patio, W/D, new
appliances. $1000/mo. 833A Tarpon
1BR FULLY FURNISHED CONDO -
Utilities included. $1250/mo. Amelia
Island Plantation. Call Terri at (904)
OCEAN FRONT - 2/2 condo at
exclusive Amelia Surf & Racquet Club.
$1500/mo. Utilities not incl. Option to
purchase. 277-4284, (904)583-8733
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION -
Beautifully furnished 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
pool. $1100/mo. + utilities. No
3BR/2BA CONDO - in gated
community, close to shopping & school.
2BR/2BA TOWNHOME - with 2-car
garage on south end of Amelia Island.
Newly carpeted/painted and well main-
tained. $895/mo. with 1st mo. rent
free. Security deposit required. Pets
accepted. Call Laily (904)415-8256.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - Fernan-
dina Shores. $775/mo. + deposit. No
smoking. New carpet/paint. Call 277-
1818 day, 261-3423 after 6.
CONDOS FOR RENT
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.
AMELIA LAKES - 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
1/2 off 1st month. (904)716-0579
LUXURY CONDO - 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in spec-
ial, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-9525
AVAILABLE NOW - at the Colony,
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage townhouse.
Close to beach & shops. $875/mo. +
utils. (904)261-1431, (904)321-1881
2BR/2BA CONDO - on the water in
Amelia Lakes, 1st floor, beautiful
fitness center & pool. $850/mo. Call
Summer Beach Village - 3BR/2BA,
gar., furn, gated comm., pool, mins to
beach. $600/wk. (off season), $2000/
mo. incl util. 261-6204, 206-0035
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED -
Beautiful new decor. 3BR/2BA. $880-
$980/mo. (904)315-1757 or 613-8401
3BR/2BA - living/dining room, Florida
room, fireplace. Available immediately.
$995/mo. Sec. dep. & ref. required. 33
Oak Grove. Call 261-0994.
3/2 DW - approx 1700 sq ft.
Fireplace, DW, utility room, 2 refers, 1
acre. $900/mo + deposit. (904)556-
2200SF HOME - 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
attached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1450/
mo. 2815 Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230
1ST MONTH RENT FREE - 4BR/2BA in
Lakewood subdivision. $1200/mo.
AT THE BEACH - Modern 2BR/1BA.
Washer/dryer, 2-car garage. $900/mo.
+ deposit. (904)491-3288
BEST DEAL - LEASE/OPT/BUY.
Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
96033 Sunfish Ln. CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $950/mo. (916)300-3039
3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $925/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
3BR/1BA HOUSE - on island.
Convenient location, secluded, recent
remodel, dishwasher, W/D hookup,
refrig. $850/mo., deposit, lease,
references required! (904)753-1116
Surfside Properties, Inc.
1860 Homes-Unfurnished 1860 Homes-UnfurnishedI
3BR/1BA - CH&A, hardwood floors,
new appliances, fenced yard, patio,
shed, close to schools. $950/mo. First,
last & good references. (904)583-5205
3BR/1BA HOUSE - on island, $750/
mo. + security. Also, private 1 room
furnished w/bath, refrigerator & TV,
PHEASANT LANE - 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, large backyard. $1000/mo.,
deposit/references. Service animals
only. Call Sherry 261-3507 w/CB
Jasinsky & Associates)
WAS $850 NOW ONLY $695 - Clean
2BR cottage, cent. air, laundry room,
mega-storage, carport, big corner lot.
403 N. 4th St. Downtown. 261-6846
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
CLEAN ISLAND HOME - 2/1, close to
downtown, 1/2 blk off Atlantic. Service
animals only. The Realty Source, Inc.
Lv. message 904-261-5130. $850/mo.
3BR/2BA - Meadowfield Bluff subd.
$950/mo. First & last month. Call
NICE NEIGHBORHOOD - near river.
3BR/2BA home with built-ins. Fenced
backyard. Pets OK. Year lease. Call
3BR/2BA - in Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease option possible. $1300/mo.
1125-B NATURES WALK CT. - Spac-
ious 3BR/2.5BA/2-car garage, corner
lot. $1150 + dep. Non-smoking. Avail
2/1. (386)312-1015, (904)556-4445
4BR OCEAN REACH - 2000+ sq. ft.
One year min. $1300/mo. + deposit.
4BR/3BA - in Ocean Oaks, pool,
2812sf, close to beach. $1950/mo.
Available now, executive relo terms
SEASIDE - Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817
3BR/2.5BA - Like new. 1882 sq. ft.,
fenced yard. $1150/mo. Amelia Coastal
Realty (904)261-2770 or (904)556-
3BR/2BA - Pirates Woods on water. LIVE/WORK - 4000+ sq. ft. ware-
$1200/mo. (904)491-0519 or 945- house w/apt., office, & loading docks.
2139 10 ft. ceilings. $1700/mo. Call (904)
Marsh Cove Features:
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $675
* Located on the marsh
* Swimming pool
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Both of these communities are less thliln 2 miles
from the beach and you can walk to the shops and
restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia center!
M4i .A9 (904) 261-0791
Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1 pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
$99.��MOVES HUGE 1,2,3
YOU IN BEDROOMS
Limited Time * W/D Connections
* Large Closets
* Pirvate Pations
* Sparkling Pool
* Tennis Courts
* Exercise Room
* Close to Shopping
* Twenty Minutes to
Jacksonville & Fernandina
City Apartments with Country Charm
37149 Cody Circle
EastwooO aks Hilliard, Florida
APARTMENTS Mon.- Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt.
H1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
4BR/1.5BA block home on island, OCEAN FRONT 5/5 Gorgeous, totally 3/2 IMMACULATE home in
North 14th, needs TLC. $5,000 upgrade fully furnished beach home. Wonderful Spanish Oaks. Fenced back yard.
allowance. $189,000 MLS# 47266 views from almost every room in the the MLS# 48084 $1 80,000
house. Must see! 1,900,000 MLS# 45754
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS
ON ISLAND OFF ISLAND
* 210 S. 10th Street, 2/1, $600 * 75161 Edwards Rd 2/1 with 1/1 on the water. Boat slip, 3
* 205 S. 9th Street 3/1, Neat small home $675/mo.
S340A Tarpon Ave 2/2 2 blocs from the beach $750/mo car garage, large deck, dock gated. Reduced $1,200/mo.
* 806 S. 9th Street 3/1, older home, near downtown COMMERCIAL
$775/mo. 1939 S. 8TH Street 4 Office unit available, NOW $400/mo
* 535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $830/mo. includes water . each +tax. Located directly across from Burger King.
Oceanfront. . ...me Iri A I . -.. Afl- ..... 0000 .25i icSc. R d,
* 463313 SR 200 2/1 Block home w/fenced yard.
* 85399 Brooke St. Well-maintained, nice 3/2 on an acre
Commercial Land Lease L pprox ,00IC� .5 Sq., rF toad
frontage over 300 Ft. Central location.
* Office space at 1925 S. 14th St. Suite 4. 3 Individual
Offices + 1 0x15 open area. $900 a month includes
* 531 S. 8th St. Recently refurbished, new floors, sinks, coun-
ters. $950/mo. + tax
S 901 Automobiles
MUST SELL - 2006 Chevrolet Malibu
White. Thousands below retail. (904
2002 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA WAGOI
- 51K, lots of room, great mileage
I Place Your Ad Today! CURTISS H.
Call (904) 261-3696 LASSERRE
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ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE - off
Blackrock Road on half acre wooded
lot. Newly renovated, very cute. Pets
OK. $175/wk. $200 sec. dep. NO lease,
NO credit check, Option to buy
w/owner financing and 15k down. 430-
0119, cell 335-7902
American Beach - 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1200/mo. Beach-
way - 23732 Arrigo Pl., 3BR/2BA,
1960sf, pool, $1400/mo. Beaches -
3453 First Ave., 1452sf, 4BR/2BA, 1
blk ocean, $1300/mo. Don Brown
Realty at 225-5510 or 571-7177.
861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
1 863 Office
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - Down-
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
SEVERAL OFFICES - from $225 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities. 3 above
Palace Saloon and 1 next to Amelia
Insurance, Sadler Road. Call George
High Traffic and Visibility
across from Wal-Mart
924 T.J. Courson
Showroom, offices and warehouse
with large overhead doors.
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
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
S 865 Warehouse
R Keal Estate. Inc.
*2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,
w/ 2 car garage + utilities, pool &
tennis included. $950/mo.
*2BR/1.5BA on Kentucky Ave
$850/mo + util.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs
Apt. $1,000/mo. + util.
*First Ave. 2BR/l.5BA Unfurn w/
garage. Short distance to beach.
*3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods,
short distance to beach, pool,
tennis. Will do lease purchase
* 3BR/1.5BA at 428 S. 14th Street
$975/mo. + util, $1,500 sec. dep.
*2BR/IBA 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
* 1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl.yard maint.
-551 S. Fletcher Ave. - 2BR/IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
LY 2BR/ I BA Oceanview.
487 S. Fletcher. Call for more
* 1539 S. 8th St. I room office &bath,
private ent. $300/mo. + tax.
*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
*Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg * 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
*DEER WALK - 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
*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
*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. + util &tax
* Corner of Centre and 4th St High vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
* Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf
Duplex Or Quadruplex
Owner Financing Available
Unobstructed Ocean Views Forever
DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
3BR/2BA With Bonus
1,863 Sq. Ft. + Bonus Above Garage
Huge Fenced Yard With Pool
SPRING-FED LAKE FRONTAGE
Nature Lover's Delight
Spacious Kitchen, Separate Office
Properties Advertised with this special designation
have special pricing incentives that make them dis-
tinctive to the market place. These properties are
priced below normal market conditions.
IMMACULATE MOVE IN!
Walk To Beach
Bright Open Plan
Josie Deal Luscious Landscaping
904-415-1952 MLS#47045 $339.000
Convenient To Schools
Close To Downtown
Carolyn Cherry Abundant Bird Life
904-583-0607 MLS#47871 $359,000
904-261-0347 * 800-262-0347
311 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
1996 HONDA ACCORD WAGON -
116K miles, pwr windows, pwr locks,
sun roof, 4-cyl. eng., AM/FM/CD. Exc
vehicle for student. $5199. 277-7673
Yulee US 17/A1A
1,200 sf @ $600/mo.
Tyler Plaza Yulee
Retail/Office 1,275-4,455 sf
$16 per sf. Move in special!
Retail - 1214 Beech St.
3,500 sf $235,000 Sale
High Visibility Stand Alone
Bldg. 7,468 sf. 8th St,
Smoothie Franchise for Sale
Turnkey. $60,000 O.B.O.
Warehouse - 4,368 sf
Hair Salon- Mid Island
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608 5.8th St.
6 il. a Femandina Beach FL 32034
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S 901 Automobiles
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Honda Civic $500. '00 VW Jetta $900.
For listings call (800)366-9813 ext
MUST SELL - '90 Cadi Classic 2-dr, '01
Daew S/W, Geo Tracker. '94 Dodge PU
Cash/make pymts/finance. All running.
$1700-$3500. For details 261-5034.
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SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - ON ISLAND
* 16 N. 18th Street - 4BR/2BA two car garage, large deck with
fenced in yard. Includes lawn service. $1295
* 19 Marsh Bay Court - 3BR/2BA Beautiful home located in
cul-de-sac, solid surface counter tops in kitchen and baths.
Lovely lanai. $1400
* 1311 Broome Street - 3BR/2BA Lovely home with hardwood
floors, large fenced in yard with screened in garage for extra
entertaining. Close to Historic downtown Fernandina Beach.
* 2123 Ciera Lane (Arbours) - 3BR/2BA Rear fenced in yard,
new A/C system, and water softener. $1100
* 415 Georgia Ave - 3BR/2BA Home has fireplace in family
room, screened in patio, security system and two car garage.
Rent includes lawn and pest control. $1495
* 95053 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with cov-
ered patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate din-
ing and fireplace in living room. $1795
* 95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with cov-
ered patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate din-
ing and fireplace in living room. $1795
SINGLE FAMILY - OFF ISLAND
* 96398 Otter Run Dr. - 3BR/2BA Home has a fireplace in the
living room, new carpet & paint. Two car garage. $1250
* 86648 Cartesian Point - 3BR/2BA great home with rear
fenced yard, in wall network, and garage. Rent includes pest
* 86550 Cartesian Point Drive (Cartesian Point) -
3BR/2BA Great home in very nice area. Close to jax. $1200
* 86016 Cherry Laurel (Hickory Village) - 3BR/2BA Home
located just off 1-95. Great room opens to a beautiful kitchen
with stainless steel appliances. $1250.
* IN 4th Street Apt. C - 1BR/1BA Located in historic district $650
* 883-B Mary Street - 2BR/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean,
one car garage. $950
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) - 4BR/3.5BA Walking dis-
tance to the Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping cen-
* 2999 1st Ave. B - 3BR/3.5BA. 2 car garage. Ocean views.
Screened porch & short walk to beach. $1695
* 2840-A S. Fletcher up and downstairs - 2BR/1BA, newly
renovated with new appliances. Oceanfront. Great views.
* 966 Chad Street - 3BR/2BA very well kept townhome. Airy
floor plan. $1100 Reduced to $995
* 4750 Westwind Court (Colony) - 2BR/2BA large two car
Iri TTrtM includes fireplace, whirlpool tub, and jennaire
, .. i .... ............ I i ,,,i,..... . s courts. $900
* 404AMizell (. i, \ V..i.dj) _! i _ - condo located one
block from beach. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and
lawn service. $900
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town
home located in a gated community off AlA off of the
Intf.r-"-ftl i--t--*-1 Rent includes water, garbage, sewer
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* 2700 Mizell 504-A - 3BR/2BA enjoy summer days in the
"m.i.it-" pol. Water, garage, sewer, lawn and pest control
... h, i. i . 1 $ .
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place - 3BR/2BA Townhome located in
gated community T I 1 ..... living in this up-stairs unit
with elevator in g .. ... - 14 1 1
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) - 3BR/2.5BA Beautiful
maintained home located across from neighborhood park.
Wood floors throughout lower level of home with carpet
upstairs. Includes courtyard for relaxing evenings. $1400
FURNISHED - ON ISLAND
* 6353 Fernandina Shores - 2BR/1 1/2 BA Great condo locat-
ed on Tarpon Ave., furnished. $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 furnish-
ings, and windows everywhere.The upper level deck has stairs
that take you right to the beach. Home is completely furnished
andready foryour , ," ... ..." .22"'
* 2700 Mizell 401-B Ii . _1 i , furnished. All appli-
ances and cookware. Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100
A1A In Yule
e - High disability small I" ' J. P .i i. r. . , 'l.,it 2b.\ iri.:lh Amelia Lakes Condos - One bedroom
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Wireless internet and and schools. Large backyard. One car Large pool, workout facilities and gated
mn provided. As low as ga-_ .!.'. 'n,. community. Starting at $800.00/mo to
Nassau County's Premier Property Management Specialists
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furnished. Front deck with ocean view. Lawn care utilities included. Available i.pp-, 1o1 k..it. r. ..,~n.1 .r. i,.i, nl i.:n,..1 n h, i. jr.1 ...r., in.
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997 Ocean Bluff- 4BR/2BA with swimming pool and tile throughout main
living. Built in book selvesin family. On Island. $1,895/mo
. r'* n 'm.. ,:r ;i\ iIini h ,,,,i with covered lanai. Off Island.
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$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 - 277-6597
$1,200,000 - So. 8th Street - MLS# 43189
1.3ac Out-Parcel - Concurrency, Utilities
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
$1,495,000 - S. Fletcher, Ocean Front - MLS# 45255
On two hbuildahble lots. Demo & Rental permits in place.
Brad Goble -261-6166
$425,000 -S. Fletcher Lot 50'x100'
Ready to build - Plans Available 2700 s.t.
Brad Goble - 261-6166
$157,000 - The Palms - MLS# 45243
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 4BR/3BA - 2578sf - 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
SALES * RENTALS * PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
J A,'" Ku ,I,.--i, - -A ,i I .I\ 1 ~,,i sq. ft. home. Huge back yard. Includes
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1881 Floyd - 3BR/2BA with detached garage. Tile floors throughout entire
home. Walking distance to the YMCA, lawn care included. On Island.
4"inl i-,1 , ,-pc, il, - iin._il i..n * 1 , I iin I.i Wood floors and 1 car
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96020 Starlight - 3BRi2BA backs up to pond, fresh paint, split floor plan. Off
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519S. 14th-3BV2BA home with fenced in backyard. On Island. $1,050/mo
989OceanOverlook-4Bia12BAandbacksuptopond.Screenedlanaiandsplit 2021Villagel ane -2BR': . r-h.,..t.. .-lui.rI fI...r. i...
floor plan On Island. $1,500/mo and centrally located. IB -c., w -'n Ir....i 1_ iio r,% ..
2157 Pebble Beach - 3BBR2.5BA w/upgraded kitchen, granite counter tops,
stainless steel appliances. 2 car garage, swimming pool W/D, lawn care
included. On Island. $1,450/mo
823 N. Fletcher - (up) 2BR/1BA furnished, ocean view with sunroom. On
86158 Sand Hickory d. - Beautiful 4BlV3BA home with bonus room and full
bath that could be used as 5th BR, appx 2500 sq ft: living room and dining
room, covered screened lanai overlooking pond, Off sland$1395/mo.
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860 Cashen-2BR/1BAhome centrally located On Island $750/mo.
2184B 1stAve -3BR/2.5BAbrand new carpet fresh paint, many upgrades, 2 car
garage On Island. $1,300/mo
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