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FRIDAY January 16,2009/18 PAGES; 2 SECTIONS * www.fbnewsleader.com
Murder verdict: Guilty
In the second murder trial for a
man accused of killing a Fernandina
Beach woman, prosecutors were suc-
cessful in convincing all jurors that he
stabbed 64-year-old Antonia Gerald
to death at her Seventh Street home
in June 2001.
Jurors returned a guilty verdict
Wednesday after deliberating for just
under three hours. David Eugene
The historic election of Barack
Obama has some local residents want-
ing to keep the enthusiasm of his cam-
paign alive with a newly formed group
called "Community for Change."
According to Sharon Stanley, the
group was formed along with friends
Myra Davenport, Jeff Wilson, John
Holliday and Alice Holliday after the
five met while
working on the
'Historic' Obama campaign.
ina.-ral "We found that
27-_- we had a lot of
Tuesday. common inter-
ests," said Stanley,
4A "and after the
over there was a
real desire to keep things going ...
there was still a lot of energy and
Stanley, who is retired from the
accounting field, says the campaign
group was contacted after the election
by the Obama-Biden transition team
because they, along with many other
campaign groups, were on the web-
site's mailing list. The transition team
suggested that the campaign group
meet and have a house party to cele-
brate the victory with friends and
neighbors. That first meeting was held
Dec. 14, and Stanley says they had a
"really wonderful turnout."
Stanley noted that Community for
Change is not an offshoot of the
Democratic Party. It is an all-inclusive
group that welcomes people across
party lines. The group's main focus,
she said, is to assist with community
and quality-of-life issues on a local level.
While the group has met just three
times and is still working on specific
community projects, they say they have
CHANGE Continued on 4A
Johnson, 25, will receive a mandato-
ry life sentence after being convicted
of first-degree murder.
Johnson's first trial for the mur-
der, in April 2006, ended in a hung
jury. Prosecutors said there was one
juror who refused to convict.
Johnson's attorneys in both trials
tried to raise reasonable doubt in the
minds of jurors by suggesting it was
Johnson's uncle that killed Gerald in
front of Johnson; they admitted
Johnson was at the scene - his blood
was found in Gerald's home - and
that he was injured while trying to
stop his uncle from attacking Gerald.
"That's not even remotely rea-
sonable," said Assistant State
Attorney Robert Lippelman in closing
arguments, as he disputed the
He called defense attorneys'
attempts to show how the forensic
evidence could be construed to point
MURDER Continued on 2A
Bill Hurlbert, 81, stands outside a 100-year-old house that belonged to his grandfather, the late Joe
Lee Higginbotham. Hurlbert was forced to halt construction of a kitchen because he failed to obtain
a building permit.
Building Department, residents collide
World War II veteran Bill Hurlbert just wanted to
restore his grandfather's house. The small wooden
structure, which has stood in Yulee for more than 100
years, used to be back near a creek off Hart's Road.
About four years ago, Hurlbert had it moved 1,000 feet
closer to the road.
"We sold that piece of property (where the house was
originally located)," Hurlbert, 81, said. "It was either
tear it down or bring it up here, and I thought up here
would be a fine place for it."
However, a tree limb had fallen on the house's sep-
arate kitchen building, and Hurlbert decided to rebuild
it rather than move the damaged structure. That, he said,
is where his problems with the Nassau County Building
Department began. "I haven't had any trouble with them
until I started building the old kitchen back on, and
that's when the poo-poo hit the fan," he said.
Hurlbert hadn't applied for a building permit to
rebuild the kitchen. "I didn't go get no building permit
because I didn't think I needed one," he said. "... It'll never
have any electric power in it, never have any sewer
inside it. It's basically going to be put together like peo-
ple lived in it years ago. No running water in it, no glass
windows in it."
Hurlbert said he was restoring the house for its his-
toric value, and never intended it for occupation.
Therefore, he thought a building permit would be unnec-
essary. The Building Department, however, saw things
"It was the 16th of December, and I was out here nail-
ing, and this man just come over here and told me to stop
BUILDING Continued on 3A
Nassau County Schools had already
planned for budget cuts imposed this
week by the Florida Legislature so it
appears there will be no additional pain
during this school year. Next year is a
Anticipated budget cuts are so large
-as much as "10 or 12 percent," accord-
ing to schools Superintendent John
Ruis - that draconian measures will be
this fall, earlier than
almost certainly will
mean more layoffs
and more programs
"We've been told
to anticipate another
10-12 percent cut Ruis
next year," which
would cost local
schools another $7.5 to $8 million, Ruis
That's on top of nearly $4 million
in budget cuts this year, which includ-
ed layoff of teachers and staff, consol-
idated school bus routes, reduced
school hours, trimmed programs and
other belt tightening.
But at least the state legislature,
which met this week in special session
to cut the current state budget in the
face of declining revenues, didn't
require more of Nassau schools. The
state asked for a 2 percent cutback in
this year's school budgets, and the local
district already had planned for a 4 per-
"We had actually been anticipating
an additional 2 percent," Ruis said. "We
budgeted for that and were in a position
to absorb that."
In addition to falling state revenues
- sales taxes, property taxes and fees
are well below projections - school dis-
tricts are coping with declining enroll-
ments. In Nassau, about 200 fewer stu-
dents enrolled this fall than anticipated,
Ruis said, costing the district another
$800,000. There are almost 11,000 stu-
dents in local schools.
Most of the shortfall came at Yulee
Primary School and Yulee High School.
Presumably the faltering local economy
has at least temporarily stifled popula-
tion growth there.
The school district is projecting
"about the same" enrollment for next
fall as it has now, Ruis said.
Given the cuts already inflicted,
"we'll be OKthrough this school year,"
Ruis said. But a double-digit decline in
revenue next year? "We can't absorb
SCHOOLS Continued on 2A
m Sale of piano hits sour note
Local resident Nancy Burke says
she has just two questions for Richard
Dickson, executive director of the
Amelia Arts Academy: Why was her
donated baby grand piano sold, and
why hasn't she gotten it back?
Nancy and her husband, Ailbe, say
the piano they donated to the Amelia
Arts Academy in 2006 was appraised at
$14,000 to $24,000, and was insured by
their homeowners' policy for $45,000.
The Kimball piano was built in
Lafayette, Ind., for Nancy Burke's
grandmother in the 1930s, and has
been cherished by her family ever
since. The piano was donated to the
academy, say the Burkes, because
when they moved from Ocean Village
to a new house in Old Town, they did
not have room for it.
"We wanted to bring it somewhere
that kids could use it," says Burke.
But Burke, who is also on the acad-
emy's board of directors, says she
found out in December that the arts
academy had sold the piano for $500.
The Burkes say they are gone from
the area about half the year to stay at
their home in Hessel, Mich. When
they returned last fall Burke realized
the piano was no longer at the acade-
The Burkes say the piano was a
special "qualified gift" and was meant
to remain in the academy for children
to use for lessons and practice.
"I said then that the contract was
void," says Nancy Burke, "and that I
wanted the piano back, but no one
seemed to know where it was." The
Burkes say they filed a police report
because they considered the piano
"When the decision was made to
dispose of my piano, I wasn't even con-
sulted ... howwrong ... how cruel ... My
issue is with art academy. They did
not honor my gift. Therefore, I want
my piano back."
Dickson, however, tells another
story. He says that during his 11 years
as executive director he has received
many gifts from the community, and
the academy either uses them or pass-
es them on to "families and children
PIANO Continued on 4A
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Studio 7 in July 2008.
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50 YEARS AGO
A state auditor disclosed
a cash shortage of $29,810 in
the accounts of Nassau
January 15, 1959
25 YEARS AGO
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Skipper of Yulee apprehend-
ed a shotgun-wielding man
Women face delays for cardiac symptoms
FLORIDA- Women who called 911
complaining of cardiac symptoms were
52 percent more likely than men to expe-
rience delays during emergency medical
services' (EMS) care, according to a
report in Circulation: Cardiovascular
Quality and Outcomes.
The data did not reveal why women
were more likely to be delayed. However,
other research suggests that heart condi-
tions in women may not be recognized as
readily and response may be slower as a
"We need to find out why women are
delayed and reduce or eliminate the dis-
parity," said Thomas W. Concannon,
Ph.D., the study's lead author and assis-
tant professor of medicine at the Institute
for Clinical Research and Health Policy
Studies at Tufts Medical Center in
In the study of nearly 6,000 men and
women, researchers found that 11 per-
cent, or 647, of the total study population
were delayed (15 minutes longer than
median) while in the care of EMS. They
found no serious delays in the time from
the 911 call to paramedics' arrival at the
scene. Delays began after EMS crews
arrived on scene and continued during
transport to the hos-
looked at the odds for
delay, they found:
* Women had 52
percent higher odds
of being among the
* Each additional mile traveled
increased the odds of delay by 9 percent
to 46 percent.
* Traveling during evening rush
hour nearly doubled the odds of delay,
and bypassing a nearer hospital
increased the odds 81 percent.
"We looked at the influence of several
patient- and neighborhood-level factors
on delays in EMS and the patient's gen-
der stood out," Concannon said.
Concannon and colleagues looked at
EMS data for Dallas County, Texas, from
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2004. The data came
from 5,887 calls made to 911 by patients
with suspected cardiac symptoms, cov-
ered by 98 EMS stations and 29 hospi-
tals. Half the patients were women, and
half were white. Average time that EMS
spent at the scene was 19.9 minutes, and
average transport time from the scene to
The Nassau County
Legislative Delegation orga-
nizational meeting and gen-
eral legislative hearing is
scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Jan.
20 in the Commission
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee.
The delegation will hear
public testimony on general
issues, legislation, local bills
All Nassau County
Legislative Delegation meet-
ings are open to the public.
Coalition for the Home-
less in Nassau County will be
conducting an annual census
and survey to measure the
number and needs of home-
less individuals in the county.
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. A training ses-
sion is required before Jan.
26. Please call Dani Gammel
at 261-8081 or Sharon
Manning at 206-1842 for fur-
Just Friends, a social
group for singles over age 55,
meets once a month for din-
ner. For more information,
call Helene Scott at 321-1116.
'1,000 Bags of Hope'
In honor of the National
Day of Service Jan. 19,
Community for Change, a
non-partisan effort for the
betterment of Nassau
County, is hosting "1,000
Bags of Hope," a food and
clothing drive to benefit
Micah's Place, Barnabas
Center Inc., Boys & Girls
Clubs of Fernandina Beach,
Salvation Army Hope House:
America's Youth, Inc.,
Greater Fernandina Church
of God Food Pantry and the
Nassau County School
District Office of Intervention
Donations of non-perish-
able food, healthy snacks,
juice/milk boxes, cleaning
supplies, personal care prod-
ucts and diapers, children's
new underwear, T-shirts and
socks, new or gently used
warm (1 ..1ilnr-_.. child-sized
backpacks and school sup-
plies are welcome at the Peck
Center, 516 South 10th St., on
Jan. 18 from 3-5 p.m. and Jan.
19 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
MURDER Continued from 1A
to someone else as the killer "speculative and
Prosecutors insisted Johnson was injured
while he was attacking Gerald himself. Johnson
sustained a deep cut to his hand that day, and
subsequently told emergency room personnel
that an air conditioner fell on his hand.
He reportedly told several different stories
to police, doctors and acquaintances about how
he received the cut.
Johnson was 17 at the time of the murder,
the reason prosecutors did not seek the death
penalty. Johnson has been in custody at the
Nassau County Jail since his arrest in 2001.
Johnson's attorney, Ross Haine, told jurors
SCHOOLS Continued from 1A
that sort of reduction and maintain class sizes
and programs," he said.
That is why the school administration is
contemplating closing Atlantic Elementary this
fall, to save $500,000 or $600,000.
"It wasn't our preference to do it that quick-
ly," Ruis said. The prospect has been discussed
as elementary school enrollments decline on the
island, reducing the need for such schools.
(Southside and Emma Love Hardee are the
Nassau County Libraries
will be closed Jan. 19 in
observance of Martin Luther
King Jr. Day. The book drops
will remain open and no fines
will be assessed that day.
All retired educators are
invited to the Jan. 20 meeting
of the NCREA in Room A-22
at the new First Baptist
Church on Eighth Street.
The Executive Committee
will meet at 9:30 a.m. in the
same location (enter through
the main entrance and turn
left), with the general meet-
ing at 10 a.m. Ccontact
Stanley Lofton at 225-9365.
Members of the communi-
ty interested in the preven-
tion and elimination of under-
age drinking and other drug
use within Nassau County
are invited to attend this
month's Nassau Alcohol,
Crime and Drug Abatement
Coalition (NACDAC) meet-
ing on Jan. 20 at 4 p.m.
It meets the third Tuesday
of every month at the County
Building at 86026 Pages
Dairy Road, Yulee. For infor-
mation, visit www.nacdac.org
or call Jean at 753-2551.
Johnson witnessed his uncle kill Gerald, trie
to stop him then left the home when he could
n't and sought medical treatment for his cut. H
said Johnson did not report the murder because
he was afraid of what his uncle would do to hin
Gerald's landlord found her body, lying in
pool of blood at her home, after she failed t
show up for an engagement with her father o
June 16, 2001 - Father's Day.
Gerald, a writer, artist and breast-cance
survivor with a Ph.D. from Harvard, wa
stabbed in the neck, the back and the head. Th
murder weapon, a knife, was broken from th
force of the attack. Johnson's blood was foun
in several rooms in the home and on the knife
used to kill Gerald.
other elementary schools on the island.)
But that's "a big chunk" of money that count
be saved, Ruis said. 'There aren't a lot of those
big chunks out there" that could save half
million dollars or more in next year's budget
"This year has been the worst year I've exp
rienced" since 1991-92, during an economy
recession, when he was a school principal, Ru
"Next year is going to be even worse,
appears," he said.
the hospital was 10.3 minutes. Median
time in EMS care was 34 minutes, thus
patients in EMS care for 49 minutes or
longer were considered to be delayed.
"Treatment of acute heart disease is
time-sensitive - earlier treatment leads to
better survival and improved long-term
outcomes," Concannon said. "Delays of
15 minutes or more could lead to harm
for a patient with serious heart disease."
"We know that diagnosis of coronary
heart disease in women is often delayed,
especially when compared with their
male counterparts," said Jennifer H.
Mieres, M.D., spokesperson for the
American Heart Association's Go Red
For Women campaign and director of
Nuclear Cardiology at New York
University. "In an emergency situation,
symptoms such as shortness of breath
and chest tightness are often viewed as
psychogenic, rather than of cardiac ori-
gin. Women must be actively engaged in
their health, listen to their bodies and
insist on a thorough evaluation of critical
heart health factors."
Take the Heart Checkup at
www.goredforwomen.org to determine
your personalized 10-year risk of heart
Robert Stuart DiBlasio, 46,
of Fernandina Beach passed
away Wednesday, Jan. 14,2009.
Arrangements were incomplete
at time of publication.
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Arnold W. Rivkin, 81, of
Hilliard passed away Thursday,
Jan. 15, 2009. Arrangements
were incomplete at time of pub-
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Melba Whitaker, a
longtime member. The
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nailing," he said. "I asked him
who he was, and he was from
the Building Department. ... I
told him to get his ass off my
property. He went right out
called the sheriff - and I didn't
try to hit him with a hammer or
drop a two-by-four on his head
or anything. I didn't bother the
Hurlbert said the building
inspector didn't bother explain-
ing the situation to him - just
stapled a stop-work order on
the unfinished structure. "He
didn't ask me my name or noth-
ing about it. He's got 'owner
and tenant' as Joe Lee
Higginbotham, and that was
my granddaddy," he said. "Hell,
he died in 1940. ... All that guy
had to do was say, 'Hey, old
man, let's come out and talk. I
think you need a building per-
mit.' Not come back and
Sharon Skipper of Yulee,
who is building an addition to
her home, said she had also
experienced problems with the
Building Department. "Our per-
mit had expired in March and
we went up there to explain to
them that financially we could
not finish our addition," she
said. "They said, There's one of
two things you can do. You can
finish the addition or we can
tear it down.'... Actually, if you
were to look at our house on
the outside, it doesn't even look
Skipper said she tried talk-
ing to Building Official Robert
McKinney, but felt she got
nowhere with him. "I said,
You're telling me you're going
to come and tear down $40,000
worth of work?' He said, 'Well,
I'm sorry,' just as cold-hearted
as he could be."
In the end, Skipper paid a
fine and had an inspection
conducted to renew the permit.
However, she said the thought
of her addition being disman-
tled preyed upon her. "It just
kept eating at me, because I
know the man's got a job
to do, but this is our home,
and he's telling me he's going
to tear down our house," she
The prospect was especially
galling to Skipper considering
the existence of Tuscany, a par-
tially built commercial and res-
idential development just west
of the Shave Bridge.
Work was halted on the
development in 2006, but the
unfinished structure, consid-
ered by many to be an eyesore,
McKinney refused to com-
ment on the Tuscany issue.
However, the solutions to both
Skipper's and Hurlbert's prob-
lems were clear to him. "You
only have to pass an inspection
every six months to keep a per-
mit valid," he said. As for
Hurlbert, "He has not applied
for a building permit yet. He'd
have to have construction doc-
uments listed in the building
code that are required, and
those are the same for every-
Hurlbert, however, said he
felt restoration projects like his
should be exempt - or at least
held to a different standard. "I
did tell McKinney that I wasn't
adding no room to a condo
down at the Plantation," he said.
"He kept talking about permits
and drawings.... All that was in
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Bill Hurlbert points to a stop-work order issued by the
Nassau County Building Department on the unfinished
kitchen of a 100-year-old house in Yulee.
his head was, 'Fill that stack of
papers out and get architectur-
al and mechanical drawings,
like I'm building a half-million-
dollar house. There wasn't no
According to McKinney, the
documentation Hurlbert would
be required to provide depends
on the nature of the structure.
" (The required paperwork) all
depends on what he's doing,
and I can't make a comment or
decision on that until we know
exactly what he's doing," he
To Hurlbert, though, the
process has become a burden.
"It just - hell, it's awful," he
said. "If I was building a new
house or anything, I'd be over
there. But what I'm doing, I
think it ought to be exempt.
No one'll ever live in it - but I
have people stopping all the
time wanting to see the old
house. ... It's basically history.
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This is the only one like it left in
Yulee. That's what makes it
To McKinney, the case is
need a permit," he said.
But the old house is more
than a structure to Hurlbert. "I
lived in it off and on when I was
a boy, but I moved in this house
in December of 1946 with my
new bride, when I was getting
out of the Navy," he said. "...The
people that originally come
here built that old kitchen first,
and they lived in that old
kitchen for years before this
house was ever built. Back
when people lived here was
when people was tough. What
they ate they caught out of that
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a squirrel or a possum. There
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has told lenders it could file
for bankruptcy within two
weeks. Its stock plunged to 8
cents a share from 36 cents a
A Chapter 11 filing for pro-
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allow the company to continue
its operations, including a mill
and box plant in Fernandina
Beach. It also could allow the
company to renegotiate union
pay, pension and other bene-
Smurfit-Stone employs hun-
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north end of Eighth Street and
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Doyou plan to watch the inauguralfestivitiesforPresident-dect Obama?
Yes, it's the first time
you'll ever see some-
thing like this. That's
entertaining, and it's
CHANGE Continued from 1
already identified some con
munity concerns, such as tl
growing need for food bank pr
"With the news that tin
economy is going to be getting
worse before getting better
says Alice Holliday, "it's har
not to be aware of it."
The group's first project
called One Thousand Bags o
Hope, will dovetail with Marti
Oh yeah, because
it's part of history. It's
history in the making.
No. They drag it out
for so long, but I do
hope (Obama) sticks by
what he said he's going
to do (as president).
Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.
The group will have a food drive
and collection at the Peck
Community Center, with food
to be distributed to local food
banks. The collection is start-
ing at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon,
and the group encourages peo-
ple to bring their donations in
early so they can be organized
and distributed quickly.
"Community for Change has
decided to help restock pantries
of those agencies in need," said
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the president, and I feel
good for him.
Stanley. "We want to devote the
day to collecting items to be
distributed to services such as
the Barnabas Center, Micah's
Place and the Boys and Girls
Stanley said the group is also
partnering with like-minded
service organizations such as
Healing BALM of Northeast
Florida and other groups to ren-
ovate a house to be used for dis-
Stanley said that, while it is
too early to tell, the group hopes
to establish the pantry restock-
ing as an ongoing project.
Alice Holliday noted that the
special day, which has also tra-
ditionally been called a
No, it's boring. I'll
probably find some-
thing else to watch.
"National Day of Service," will
also be a "kickoff day" in which
the new administration will ask
the nation to lead by example,
and encourage volunteers to be
involved in community projects.
Holliday and her husband, John,
are cofounders of Works of
Wonder Intl., a 501(c) service
organization that is sponsoring
the Community for Change proj-
ect in Nassau County.
Stanley says there have been
new faces in the group at every
meeting. The mailing list, says
Holliday, is approaching 100,
and meetings have been attract-
ing 40-50 people. Many mem-
bers also belong to other com-
munity activist groups.
I don't know. I may
watch some of it, if it's
not too long.
So far, meetings have been
held in the reception room of
the Peck Community Center;
the group is working on find-
ing a permanent location for an
Community for Change is
also hosting an inauguration
party on Tuesday at the Palace
Saloon from 7-10 p.m., with
dancing to the music of Hupp &
Rob, and a replay of Obama's
inauguration speech on
widescreen television. Tickets
are $5 per person.
For more information, call
Audrey Milley at (904) 556-6816,
Chris Platel, cplatel@bell-
south.net, at 491-8676.
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The Westside Democratic
Club will have its regular
monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at the County
Building on Mickler Street in
All Democrats are invited
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theme of the monthly meeting
of the Democratic Club of
Amelia Island at 6 p.m. Jan. 27
at the parish hall of St. Peter's
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island residents will attend
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PIANO Continued from 1A
who would not have the oppor-
tunity to own them."
Dickson says the donated
Kimball was "not the best piano
in America, but a decent one,"
and it was kept in Studio 7 for
children to use until the city of
Fernandina Beach needed the
Peck Community Center space
for its finance department. At
that point, he says, he was forced
to vacate the area and find a
home quickly for the pianos
The piano was being used to
accompany choral groups, and
for private lessons, he said.
"It wasn't a terribly good
piano," said Dickson, lhi ii, . rv-
Dickson said the piano was in
"OK condition" when it arrived,
and the academy paid to have it
cleaned up and tuned. "It was
not one of our major instru-
ments." As to the appraisal price
of the piano, Dickson says he
was not involved in that, but
Ailbe Burke says the appraisal
came from the Burkes' certified
public accountant "working with
The baby grand Kimball was
one of four pianos sold because
there was no longer anywhere to
store them, says Dickson.
The other three, a spinet, a
studio piano and an upright, sold
for "anywhere from $150 to
$400," says Dickson. The money
from the piano sales, he says,
went back into academy schol-
The pianos were not sold on
eBay, he says, as some people
have implied. Dickson said he
posted notices on "gig boards" in
local music stores, and also took
out a classified ad in the News-
The studio piano and upright
were sold to local parents for
their children to use. The spinet,
he says, was sold to City
Attorney Tammi Bach, who has
an office near the arts academy
in the Peck Center.
The Burkes' Kimball was sold
to local attorney Buddy Jacobs
because he likes refinishing fur-
niture and took on the piano as
a project, said Dickson.
"That was a relief for us. It
never was a really good piano.
We have a nice baby grand on
stage, and some good ones in
our regular studio," he said.
In a letter to Dickson dated
Dec. 15, Jacobs wrote that he
already had a baby grand
Yamaha, but when Dickson
asked if he would like to take a
look at the pianos up for sale, he
chose the Kimball as a refinish-
"The Kimball was in the
worst condition of any of (the
pianos for sale)," wrote Jacobs. "I
have since learned that the piano
teacher would not even use it
because of its condition." Jacobs
paid the academy $500 for the
piano and a mover $400 to move
it to his workshop.
Jacobs wrote that, after
painstakingly restoring it, he
found out that the Burkes were
questioning the sale of the piano.
"It is my opinion and the opin-
ion of a lawyer I've consulted,
that the piano is indeed mine," he
wrote. "However, I do not have
the time, energy, effort, or incli-
nation to get into some mindless
battle.... Therefore, I am gifting
it to the academy ... perhaps you
may select some aspiring young
pianist whose career could be
furthered by its use."
In a Dec. 30 letter to board
president Keith Thompson,
Jacobs wrote that he had made
arrangements to donate the
piano back to the academy.
"It would be unfair for me to
require the academy to keep this
(piano) beyond three years
because of the fact that the
Kimball factory has closed and
replacement parts would be dif-
ficult to acquire. Therefore, this
gift is only going to require you
to keep it three years...."Jacobs
also wrote that his non-profit
agency, The Place for
Encouragement, Inc., is endow-
ing the academy with $50 a
month for its upkeep.
As to the Burkes' donation,
Dickson says he took it "at face
value," and that if there was a
"special gift letter," as Nancy
Burke claims, he doesn't have it.
For student use, the academy
now has four or five digital
pianos that were moved to the
"grand hall," and two more
upright pianos that are stored
in a studio upstairs.
There was no "ulterior
motive" in selling the Kimball,
he said, but "in hindsight I
should have called (the Burkes),
but normally I don't do that."
"We never had a gift accept-
ance policy," says Dickson, "but
we should have. ... We want
everybody to be happy and
enjoy the arts."
"Buddy Jacobs could have
been anyone who offered a pit-
tance, I think," said Nancy
Burke in an e-mail. "He should
be reimbursed and the piano
should come back to me and
According to Dickson, the
piano was being moved to the
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Health and well-being
- a balancing act
STANLEY J. HUBBARD
AND LORI HOERL
For the News Leader
It is not uncommon in fit-
ness or health-minded circles
to hear the expression listen
to your body.
The idea is that your body
is intelligent enough to tell you
exactly how it is feeling, what
it needs, and even when it has
had enough. Ironic, then, when
you consider how hard we
work to stay in shape without
putting nearly as much effort
into basic areas that are the
foundation of true health and
We are constantly being
assaulted with environmental
stress factors, pollution,
processed food and increas-
ingly demanding lifestyles that
result in lack of sleep, poor diet
and choices between the
chance to finally get a good
night's sleep and exercising.
Any professional you talk to in
holistic and wellness circles
will tell you that none of these
pieces should mean forfeiting
the other. It is, they will tell
you, a matter of balance.
There are many therapies
within the holistic community
that are based on preserving
or restoring just this: balance.
Acupuncture is just one of
Acupuncture originated in
China over 3,000 years ago. It
is part of the holistic system of
healing known as Traditional
The classical Chinese expla-
nation is that energy (Qi) flows
in channels (or meridians)
throughout the body and over
its surfaces. The Chinese have
identified 71 meridians in the
Each major organ is asso-
ciated with its own meridian.
Through the network of merid-
ians the internal organs are
connected to certain areas and
parts of the body including the
muscles, bones, joints and
The Chinese believe that
health is a manifestation of bal-
ance, both within the body
itself and between the body
and the external environment.
If an obstruction occurs in one
of the meridians, the Qi is dis-
rupted and cannot flow prop-
erly. When the Qi cannot flow
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smoothly or is forced to flow in
the opposite direction, the
body's innate balance is dis-
rupted and illness results.
Acupuncture points are the
specific points on the meridi-
ans where the Qi is both con-
centrated and accessible.
Acupuncture engages the Qi
by inserting needles at these
specific points, the goal being
to restore the proper flow of
Qi. As the body regains its nat-
ural balance, well-being
To the human body,
acupuncture needles are a
physical stimulus. In Western
science, a stimulus is defined
as a detectable change in
either the external environ-
ment or within the body itself.
When the body detects
change, it produces a
With modern technology
scientists can now actually
begin to "see" the body's
response to acupuncture.
Using an MRI, researchers
have shown that when a needle
is inserted at specific acupunc-
ture points on the body, cor-
responding changes occur in
In the West, acupuncture is
most well-known for its ability
to relieve pain so the majority
of research thus far has been
done in this area. Acupuncture
points are now believed to
stimulate the central nervous
system (the brain and spinal
cord) to release pain-relieving
chemicals into the muscles,
spinal cord and brain.
Acupuncture may also stimu-
late other chemicals to be
released by the brain, includ-
ing hormones that influence
the self-regulating system of
In this increasingly stress-
ful world, therapies such as
acupuncture are an ideal way
to "check in" and hear what
our bodies are really saying.
They provide effective means
to identifying and re-aligning
our body's own natural energy
channels to maintain and
restore overall balance and
Many natural therapies
facilitate this balancing of ener-
gy. Rolfing focuses on balanc-
ing and integrating the human
body in the field of gravity,
while yoga focuses on the
union occurring between the
mind, body and spirit. Other
effective therapies include
massage, Reiki, Reflexology
and aqua chi detox, to name a
Stanley J. Hubbard, A.P, is
a contributing acupuncture
physician who formerly had a
practice in Fernandina Beach.
He now practices in Jacksonville
and Brunswick, Ga. He can be
reached at (904) 434-2010 or
(912) 265-1552, or at hub-
Police search for armed robber
A woman received minor
injuries Thursday morning dur-
ing an armed robbery at a
Fernandina Beach cash advance
According to police, a male
suspect entered Speedy Cash
Payday Advance at 1641 S.
Eighth St. and asked for a loan
application. He then pulled a
gun out and the female employ-
ee reportedly yelled for another
The suspect then hit the
woman in the head and ordered
her to give him money. She gave
him an undisclosed amount of
cash as the other employee
came running into the lobby.
The suspect allegedly pointed
the gun at the second employee
before leaving the store with
The suspect left the area in a
dark green car, traveling south
on Eighth Street.
The woman was treated at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau
Witnesses told police they
saw the suspect's vehicle parked
in front of another business
nearby with a passenger that
stayed in the vehicle.
The suspect is described as
a white man, approximately 23
to 28 years old, 5 feet 11 inches
to six feet two inches tall, with
an olive complexion, slim build
and "scruffy facial hair."
The passenger was
described as a white male, about
18 to 23 years old.
The vehicle reportedly was a
late '90s model Acura two-door
Integra with no tag at the time
of the robbery.
Witnesses said the driver
could not get the driver-side
door to close as he was leaving,
so he had to hold it shut with his
hand as he fled the area.
Police are asking anyone
with information to contact the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office
at 225-5174 or First Coast Crime
Stoppers at 1-866-845-8477.
Teen arrested for Yulee burglary
A 17-year-old Yulee resident
was arrested Tuesday after he
allegedly broke into a Yulee
sandwich shop and stole a safe
full of money.
Nassau County Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves said the safe
and its contents have been
The burglary occurred on
Monday at the Subway at
462487 SR 200 in Yulee.
Seagraves said the boy used
a "pry bar" to break into the
store through a wall in the cool-
er. He then reportedly pried the
safe from the floor inside the
restaurant and left with it.
According to a written state-
ment released by the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office, detec-
tives used surveillance video
from the store to identify the
suspect. Police located the boy.
"Evidence linking the sus-
pect to the burglary and the
theft were located at his resi-
dence," Seagraves said.
Based on evidence in his
home and the video, the boy
was arrested for burglary and
grand theft and booked into the
Nassau County Jail. He has
since been transferred to the
Department of Juvenile Justice
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Chamber honors businesses
2008 Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee
Chamber of Commerce award winners were
announced Friday during the annual dinner at
the Amelia Island Plantation.
Small, Medium and Large Businesses,
Customer Service Professional and Chamber
Volunteer awards are nominated by chamber
members and staff and chosen by the board of
directors. Winners are:
Small Business of the Year (10 or fewer
employees): CCom, Inc.; Medium Business of
the Year (11-25 employees): The Journey
Church; Large Business of the Year (25 or
more employees): Hampton Inn & Suites,
Amelia Island Historic Harborfront Hotel.
Customer Service Professional of the Year:
Dottie Richards, Hampton Inn & Suites, Amelia
Island Historic Harborfront Hotel; Chamber
Volunteer of the Year: Kim Harding, First
Federal Bank of Florida.
Chamber Ambassador of the Year Award
(presented to a volunteer ambassador for out-
standing participation and representation of
the chamber): Jim Carroll of Target Marketing.
The Dr. Harry Halley Bow Tie Award (for
service and longevity of contributions by an
exceptional volunteer within the chamber):
Todd Duncan of Keep Nassau Beautiful.
Chairman's Award (recognizing a board
member who has gone above and beyond the
expectations of serving): Ron Flick of Compass
Board of Directors Award (to a person or
business that has demonstrated outstanding
service to the chamber and local business com-
munity): P5 Productions.
PHOTOS BY WILLIAM RASER/AMELIA ISLAND PHOTOART
Peter Arons, rear center, general manager of the
Hampton Inn & Suites downtown, accepts the 2008
Large Business of the Year Award from Charles Shelton
of Florida Public Utilities, left, and George Langstaff of
Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., right. Front row from left
are Hampton Inn & Suites staff members Tony McAdoo;
Susan Goos; Dottie Richards (2008 Customer Service
Professional of the Year); Alice Gray; Jolie Armstrong
and Jimmy Cooper.
ute Development Pastor Greg Gardell o01 Te Journey
Church accepts the 2008 Medium Business of the Year
Award from Charles Shelton, left, of FPU and George
Langstaff, right, of Smurfit-Stone.
Deb and Stan Cottle of CCom, Inc. accept the 2008
Small Business of the Year Award from Charles Shelton,
left, of FPU and George Langstaff, right, of Smurfit-
Ron Flick of Compass Group accepts the Chairman's
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Arons, left of Hampton Inn & Suites and Vicki Beaudry,
right, of First Coast Community Bank.
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Down under ideal for parkland
Ever have a Florida Lottery moment?
The ones that go, "Man, if I won a mil-
lion bucks in the Florida Lottery, I'd
buy a new boat." Or, "If I won the
Florida Lottery, I'd buy mama a new house
and give a pile of money to charity." Or, "If I
won the Florida Lottery, I'd invest in that busi-
ness I always dreamed of owning."
There's a lottery ticket with a guaranteed
payoff sitting on the Intracoastal Waterway
beneath the Shave Bridge. It's called the Down
Under Restaurant. Nearly two acres of prime
real estate, of which a bit more than 150 feet is
the deep waterfront of the Intracoastal
Waterway. Costs a buck to buy a lotto ticket. A
buck-five will get you the Down Under and all
its property. One point five million, that is.
Think about it, a dollar lotto ticket in one hand
that means you've got about one chance in a
gazillion of hitting the mother lode, or a $1.5
million dollar lotto ticket that's a sure thing in
Me? If I won the Florida Lottery, I'd be
doing some serious jawboning with the
McCarthy family. I'd love to own a fish camp. If
I had the money to invest, I'd buy the Down
Under property and turn it into one. This is
some of the best backwater fishing country
and offshore fishing country around and I'd be
cashing in on it.
But I don't have the winning numbers this
week and you probably won't either. The coun-
ty? Now, that's a different story. Did you know
that Nassau County lags behind most other
coastal counties in the acquisition and develop-
ment of lands for public parks? Just four or five
years ago, Nassau was the last east coast coun-
ty in the state to join the
Florida Inland Navigation
District (FIND), a state organ-
ization that funds infrastruc-
ture in waterfront parks
municipally obtained for pub-
lic use. All over both coasts
are some really nice waterside
parks with docks, seawalls,
CUPOF7 boardwalks and other infra-
CUP OF structure paid for by FIND.
JOE Each county is state-man-
dated to have or acquire a cer-
tain amount of publicly acces-
Joe Palmer sible parkland. We're way
behind the eight-ball. What are we waiting for?
Money's available to the county. If the county
really wanted to get serious, it could even ask
the Trust for Public Land to negotiate the sale
of the property and buy it for the county, and
then the county could buy it back on terms.
Another organization, Florida Forever, is
the world's largest conservation land buying
program. Anyone talking to these guys? And
then we have here in our community our own
well-connected lobbyist, local attorney Buddy
Jacobs, who it's rumored can squeeze grant
money from an orange. Anyone talking to
There are three boat ramps on this island of
two miles girth and 12 miles length - all on the
north end. Which means if you like to fish like
me and want to hit any ledges or reefs off the
south end of the island, you've got to travel a
long way from the north island boat ramp
areas to the end of the jetties and then head
south 10 miles or so before you even begin
heading offshore. That's a lot of gas. Or take
the really long way south down the ditch to
Nassau Sound. Or trailer your boat to Big
Talbot Island State Park and put in there. A
pain in the tookus, especially when I could
drive across the Shave Bridge from where I
live in about one minute and be in the water in
no time. Boaters west of the Intracoastal would
Meanwhile, a great spot for a public boat
ramp, tons of parking and plenty of area easily
converted into dockage, boardwalks and rest-
room facilities sits idle. Some of the best
sheepshead fishing around is there, and there's
always someone perched on the shoreline
Down Under catching fish. Why not capitalize
There's ample room for a boat launching
area to be built there, too. That puts the south
end backwater and the reefs and ledges off the
south end within an easy reach. Heck, the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office, Florida
Wildlife Commission and Nassau County Fire
and Rescue Department could all have emer-
gency vessels stationed there and not have to
trailer them all the way to the north end
A developer will eventually gobble it up and
turn it into waterfront condos. A spot that's
been a local landmark for 25 years will be lost
Know how to beat a developer? Buy the
land and turn it into a county park. Gee, who'd
a thunk it?
Joe Palmer ofFernandina Beach writes regu-
larly for the News-Leader
Honoring veterans with gifts
The Amelia Island Chapter of the National
Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution collects comfort items and dona-
tions from our members for veterans through-
out the year. This year we were privileged to
take gifts to the veterans at the Robert H.
Jenkins, Jr., Domiciliary Home of Florida. They
were delivered to the veterans in Lake City
We would like to thank the following local
dentists and merchants in our community, who
contributed to our project and helped make
the veterans' Christmas a merrier one. The
dentists are: Dr. Robert W. Johnson; Drs.
Owens, Van Etta, Kitson and Bietenholz; Dr.
Kenneth A. Mertz, and Dr. Mark R. Olbina.
The merchants are: Food Lion (Gary James,
manager); Publix (Craig Fitzpatrick, manag-
er); Wal-Mart (Fernandina Beach, Robert
Hawk, manager); Wal-Mart (Yulee, John
Johnson, manager); Winn-Dixie (Fernandina
Beach, Tim Martin, director), and Winn-Dixie
(Yulee, David Brown, manager); Target (Brian
The Amelia Island Chapter wishes to
express our sincere gratitude for these dona-
tions, which helped us help our veterans.
"Winkile" Robinson, Chairman
Service for Veterans Committee
Amelia Island DAR Chapter
Joy to the Children
Joy to the Children has been providing a
Christmas celebration for Nassau County fam-
ilies for the past 14 years. This year's was one
of the largest. I had the pleasure of being the
chairman of the kitchen for this year's event. I
had over 15 wonderful volunteers that helped
package Christmas dinners for several Nassau
As in years past, many local restaurants pro-
vided food items (Amelia Island Plantation,
Beech Street Grill, Chili's, Espafa restaurant,
Good to Go Catering, Horizon's Continental
Cuisine, Joe's 2nd St Bistro, Murray's Grille,
Shoney's, Slider's Seaside Grille, Sonny's Real
Pit Bar-B-Q, Wal-mart Supercenter and The
Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island). We thank these
establishments for their ongoing support and
their contributions to a wonderful dinner for our
This year, one individual volunteer and con-
tributor went above and beyond. When it was
discovered that we were running short on
turkey dressing, Mickey Ulmer (owner/oper-
ator of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, contributor and
volunteer, along with his wife Gale) drove back
to his restaurant to get us more. Before he
returned, we determined we were going to be
short on turkey also. When Mickey got back,
he dropped off the dressing and turned right
around and went back to his store to get us
more turkey. When all was said and done, all the
food was packaged and went home with the
66 families who were enjoying the toys and
gifts distributed by Joy to the Children volun-
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all
of this year's kitchen volunteers and food
donors. You make it all possible. I'd like to send
out a very special thank you for his extraordi-
nary support and dedication to Mickey Ulmer
from Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q.
Here's wishing everyone a very happy,
2009 Joy to the Children Kitchen
On behalf of the board of directors of Joy to
the Children, Inc., I would like to extend a
warm "thank you" to the many volunteers, indi-
viduals and business donors who helped make
this year's Christmas Day celebration another
wonderful success! I am honored to work with
a fabulous and dedicated volunteer board of
directors that has spent the past 12 months
preparing for this one day.
So many volunteers helped shop for d.1, iii.
toys, backpacks and school supplies, books
and stocking stuffers, while other volunteers
sorted, wrapped, transported, cleaned and gave
of their time and talents on and before
A big, joyful thank-you to the News-Leader for
all the generous articles and ads supporting our
mission, Jim Kelly for transporting all the gifts
from storage to site, ACT, Stein Mart and
Dignity U Wear, The Plantation Shop and Joel
Jefferson and the Pirates Club which invaded,
much to the delight of the children. To veterans
Ted Davis and Jimmy Mayer for handing out
flags, Kathy Bennett for always finding the time
to support our needs, First Presbyterian
Church, Kelley's Pest Control, Pak's Karate
Academy, Layla Shelata of Yacht Linens for the
children's stockings, Little Women, Pound
Puppies, Inc., AAAA Storage, U Store It, and VIP
Taxi for driving those families without trans-
portation and, of course Santa and Mrs. Claus,
who added a big smile to the 165 children and
their families who came to share Christmas
Thank you to Amelia Island Plantation,
Beech Street Grill, Chili's, Espafa restaurant,
Good to Go Catering, Horizon's Continental
Cuisine, Joe's 2nd St Bistro, Murray's Grille,
Shoney's, Slider's Seaside Grille, Sonny's Real
Pit Bar-B-Q and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
for providing all of the food for 300 people. To
the entire community who graciously gave
donations to support this local charity, I extend
my deepest thanks. We could not have done it
without you and I am proud to be part of this
Sandy Balzer, President
Joy to the Children, Inc.
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RJ MATSON/THE NEW YORK OBSERVER
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Cruise ship fantasy
I read with interest the aspect of bringing the
cruise ship terminal to the Fernandina Beach
area ("Cruise ship terminal on island?" on Jan. 9).
While I applaud the idea, it would behoove the
leadership in your community to ask the
Waterfronts Partnership in Fernandina Beach to
chime in on the idea. As the Mayport Waterfronts
chairman I have shown the Jaxport and the civic
association groups the facts about this idea.
Traffic and road capacities, stormwater reten-
tion, environmental impacts, adequate parking
and the adjacency to residential communities
are several aspects that must be studied to cre-
ate a development of such regional impact. Do the
due diligence prior to creating the buzz or, like
Jaxport, face the uproar of concerned citizens
standing in front of their government officials ask-
ing, "What were you thinking?"
Gary R. Crumley
A dog's life
I am so excited that the Nassau Humane
Society dog park has finally opened. My care-
takers, Mary Ann and Bob, took me there the day
it opened, and I ran around and around. I loved
the bone-shaped pool, although I'm not sure how
to swim so I didn't try it out yet. Some of the labs
were running and just leaping into the water,
but I'm not ready to do that.
The grass is nice and soft and it makes run-
ning fast a lot easier.
I met Eva, a greyhound, and she ran around
with me. She was a lot taller, so I was able to run
under her legs. She could run faster than I did,
but I could run longer.
I got so thirsty running around that I was
glad that there were so many water stations
around the park.
I ran into Stuey from my neighborhood at
the park, and we played "I chase you and then you
chase me" for a while.
There were so many new friends to play with,
I started to get tired, and I was finally ready to go
Today, on the way back to the dog park (I have
a yearly membership there), I don't know why but
I yowled with joy the closer we got. I guess I
couldn't wait to run around free and chase some
more new friends.
It's very tiring all this running and playing, and
I need to nap a lot more, what with all the exer-
cise I have been getting!
I need to rest because I think I might be taken
there again tomorrow! I hope Mary Ann and
Bob won't mind if I yowl the whole way there
because I can't wait to go back! If you come to the
park, and I hope you get to go, look for me. I am
a Brittany with a chocolate face, big brown spots
and a big smile dashing around!
Willy Hawk Howat
A dog's health
Reading Joe Palmer's most recent column
about his dog Charlie ("Pretty good shape for an
old dog," Jan. 9) put a smile on my face and a tear
in my eye. My husband and I have taken our
two terriers, Odie and Fergie, to Jennifer Ferrin
and her husband, Greg Stacey, at the Fernandina
Beach Animal Clinic over the past couple of
Drs. Jen and Greg have given our dogs the
best of care. They have always treated our dogs
with compassion and love (Odie, who never liked
going to vet, now goes into the office with his tail
wagging). As true professionals, Drs. Jen and
Greg treat me and Rory as partners, educating
us on the ailments of our dogs - even going so
far as to photocopy information and review dia-
grams with us. They always call to follow up on
any treatment that they give Odie and Fergie,
adjusting it as necessary. They clearly love their
jobs and all the animals they treat. Thank you, Joe
Palmer, for giving Dr. Ferrin the kudos she
A dog's best friend
Nassau Humane Society had a record adop-
Employees and volunteers at Nassau Humane
Society were overjoyed with their success in
finding loving homes for 52 homeless shelter
animals in December.
This was the best Christmas present ever for
staff and volunteers. Bringing pets and people
together has always been a primary focus at
Nassau Humane Society along with spay and
neuter outreach to reduce animal overpopula-
tion and fostering an environment in which peo-
ple respect all living creatures.
If you would like to assist us in these efforts,
please phone 321-1647 or stop by the shelter
located next to Fernandina Beach Airport to see
which volunteer opportunity might be right for
Nassau Humane Society
City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor Bruce Malcolm: 261-9062,
Vice Mayor Ken Walker: 261-9875,
Ron Sapp: 261-4534, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Childers: 261-0116, ericchilders.com
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'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' for students
The Fernandina Beach Middle
School Starz drama team performed
'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
Dec. 17 in the Worship Center. This was
a wonderful Christmas presentation the
whole family enjoyed. There were no
mission groups or Revolution that night
at First Baptist Church, Fernandina
Jack and Jill Christmas program was
enjoyed Dec. 18 in the Worship Center.
Those attending received a great bless-
Fernandina Family Christmas was
held Dec. 21 and the Celebration Choir
sang songs of your childhood and mem-
ories of the past with the emphasis on
the Christmas story.
A First Baptist Chuch tradition, the
Christmas Eve candlelight service was
held Dec. 24, featuring music, messages
and communion by candlelight. The
movie "I ,, 1. .....! ' was shown Jan. 11 at
First Baptist Church.
The senior adults of First Baptist
Church, Fernandina Beach enjoyed
their Christmas luncheon Dec. 11. Larry
Williams welcomed everyone, followed
with Richard Landers giving the devo-
tional. The Rev. Mike Reed sang several
Christmas songs and Pam Bell played
the bells. Following the blessing, every-
one enjoyed a delicious buffet catered
by KP's Deli. (Contributed by Grace
Effective immediately, all staff of
First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach
have new e-mail addresses. The ministe-
rial staff addresses are listed on the
front of the worship folder and the sup-
port staff follow the same format, first
initial, followed by last name at
Get details about First Baptist
Church when you visit www.fbfirst.net.
First Baptist Church, 1600 S. Eighth St.,
office hours are Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
How to become a Christian: Admit
you are a sinner. "For all have sinned
and fall short of the glory of God"
Romans 3:23. Believe
that Jesus died to pay
for your sins, was
buried and was raised
from the dead. If you
confess with your
mouth, "Jesus is Lord,"
' and believe in your
heart that God raised
Him from the dead,
HILDA'S you will be saved.
HEAR- Romans 10:9. Call on
ABOUTS the Lord in faith and
repentance. Fi,. y..I.d
who calls on the name
Hilda of the Lord will be
Higginbotham saved." Romans 10:13.
How to join the
church: By church letter if you are now
a member of a Baptist Church; by pro-
fession of faith and baptism if you have
experienced salvation by grace through
faith in Christ; by baptism if you are cur-
rently a member of another denomina-
tion but have experienced salvation by
grace through faith in Christ; by state-
ment if you have been saved and bap-
tized by immersion.
"Go Tell the Story of Jesus." Our
guests this year are Jim and Sherry
Hunsucker. Jim is a graduate of the
University of South Florida and South-
western Theological Seminary, Texas.
During his tenure in East Asia, he
served as church developer and on the
church planting team in Hong Kong.
His most recent assignment, which
began in 1997, involved conducting 24
vision trips to China, supervising new
career strategy coordinators, mission-
ary personnel and training partnering
churches in the U.S.
Prior to his appointment, he served
almost 13 years as minister of education
and administration at Kathleen Baptist
Church near Lakeland. He also served
as a contract special worker with the
Sunday school department of the
Florida Baptist Convention.
Jim married his wife, Sherry, in June
1978. They have two children, Jeremy
Austin and Jessica Leigh.
Sherry has also served as one of the
premier children's leaders for the state
convention and their local association.
She will do the children's moment dur-
ing the worship hour in addition to
speaking for the breakfast gathering.
Historically, Amelia Baptist Church
met and surpassed its offering goal each
year. Every dollar given through the
Lottie Moon Christmas offering goes to
fund ministries. The mission team has
challenged the church again this year
with a $12,000 goal, a worthy objective
for a church that has a heart for mis-
The Shoebox Ministry at Amelia
Baptist Church has completed this
year's mission project by sending 300
filled shoe boxes to Samaritan's Purse
Operation Christmas Child along with
$2,100 for shipping. Although the 7.5
million boxes sent last year worldwide
went to more than 100 third world coun-
tries, it is likely our boxes will go to
remote places in Central and South
Thank you to all (60-plus) who so
graciously donated time, gifted items,
wrapped boxes, brought food and empty
shoe boxes, helped fill the boxes, moved
tables and chairs, transported filled
boxes to the collection center and donat-
ed money for shipping and prayed.
Please pray for the children receiving
these boxes as they hear about Jesus
they will become aware that they are
children of God. Most of those who
receive these boxes of gifts have never
had anything given to them.
Although much work goes into this
project, many hands and hearts have
made it possible. Lord, please bless the
children and those who gave.
There are other churches who had
this mission also, but didn't send in a
report like Amelia Baptist did in their
"May Our great heavenly Father con-
tinue to watch over us and keep us in
His loving care."
* Kellen R. Browne of
Fernandina Beach has
been selected by the U.S.
Navy to enter the Navy's
pilot training program in
Browne, a 2005 gradu-
ate of Stanton College
Preparatory School in
Jacksonville, is currently Browne
a midshipman at the U.S.
The Naval Aviation Training Facility
is tasked with providing qualified pilots
for a variety of aircraft employed by the
Navy. From the highly competitive pro-
gram, Browne hopes to earn his Naval
aviator wings and an assignment to an
FA-18 Hornet squadron.
* Lt. Col. Timothy A.
Gosnell, son of Paul and
Valerie Gosnell of
Fernandina Beach, -
recently took command of
the 421st Fighter
Squadron at Hill Air
Force Base, Salt Lake
City, Utah. Gosnell
Gosnell is stationed in
Utah with his wife,
Mairead (nee Lee), and his twin daugh-
ters, Keira and Kylie. He recently
returned from a five-month deployment
in Iraq, where his F-16 squadron was
assigned to Balad Air Base in Iraq.
* Air Force Airman 1st Class John
H. Nickel has graduated from the Air
Traffic Control Operations Apprentice
Course at Keesler Air Force Base,
The course is designed to train stu-
dents to control en route and terminal
air traffic by use of visual, radar and
non-radar means at air traffic control
Students learn aircraft identification
and to initiate and issue air traffic con-
trol clearances, instructions and advi-
sories to ensure the safe, orderly and
expeditious flow of air traffic operating
under instrument and visual flight rule.
Nickel is the son of Lisa M. and step-
son of Leon M. Nicholls of Fernandina
Beach. The airman graduated in 2007
from Fernandina Beach High School.
* A breastfeeding support group
meets at 10:30 a.m. the second Saturday
at Nassau Baptist Medical Center dining
room two. Get information, breastfeed-
ing help, share ideas, meet other moms
and have fun. The program is free and
pregnant women are welcome. Call
Becky Doran at 845-2522. It is spon-
sored by the Nassau County Women,
Infants and Children department. For
information on other classes call 879-
6377, Callahan, and 845-2660, Hilliard.
* A "People With Cancer" support
group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the sec-
ond Wednesday. Facilitator is Dr. Joel
Carter, radiation oncologist and cancer
survivor. Group offers support for han-
dling emotional needs resulting from a
cancer diagnosis for patients and their
family. Call Susan Parry at 261-0701, ext.
117, or Frances Bartelt at ext. 102.
* Florida KidCare offers low-cost
health insurance to children without
insurance and parents whose children
meet the income guidelines. Eligible
families can obtain health insurance for
children ages birth to 18 at $15 or less
per household per month, depending on
income. Insurance covers doctor visits,
prescriptions, checkups, vision and
hearing care, hospital care, dental visits
and mental health care. Call 1-888-540-
5437 or visit www.floridakidcare.org.
* Communities in Schools of Nassau
County helps kids succeed in school,
graduate and prepare for a productive
life. CIS programs are held at middle
and high schools across the county and
provide tutoring, after-school academic
programs, workforce readiness skills,
career exploration and individual men-
toring and coaching services. Services
are currently provided at Fernandina
Beach Middle, Fernandina Beach High,
Callahan Middle, West Nassau High and
Hilliard Middle-Senior High schools.
Contact Susan Milana, executive
director, at 516 South 10th St., Suite 205,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, call 321-
2000 or e-mail email@example.com. Visit
* Food Addicts Anonymous meet-
ings are held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at
the Alachua Club located at Third and
Alachua Streets in Fernandina Beach.
Call (904) 310-6680 for information.
* Community Hospice of Northeast
Florida needs volunteers on a weekly,
monthly and as needed basis for Nassau
County residences, long-term care facili-
ties, Community Hospice's inpatient
centers and Community Hospice's Yulee
office at 96084 Victoria's Place.
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Nelson
of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Mr.
and Mrs. Lewis Wright of
Fernandina Beach are proud
to announce the engagement
of Jenny Nelson to Brent
Jenny is currently a stu-
dent at the University of
North Florida, working on
her bachelor's degree in
building construction man-
agement in hopes to special-
ize in green building.
Brent is a 1998 alumnus
from Fernandina Beach High
School and has been working
at Smurfit-Stone paper mill
for 10 years.
The couple will wed in
June 2009 at The Ritz-Carlton,
Sara Anne Gunter of
Navarre and David Joseph
West of Graceville will be
married at 2 p.m. March 21,
2009, at Florosa Baptist
Church with Terry Wendt
officiating. The reception fol-
lows at the church.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of David and
Sharron Gunter of Navarre.
Mr. Wright, Miss Nelson
Miss Gunter, Mr. West
The groom-elect is the son
of Daniel and Kathy West of
* Adam Salzburg and
Amanda Conekin of Fernan-
dina Beach announce the
birth of a son, Jonah David
Salzburg, born at 2:02 p.m.
Dec. 17, 2008, at Shands
Jacksonville. The baby
weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce
and measured 20 inches long.
He joins brothers Noah, 8,
and Kaleb, 6, and a sister
Paternal grandparents are
Terry and RB. Jones of
Fernandina Beach and Ron
and Trish Salzburg of
Maternal grandparents are
Julie Mashburn and Richard
Foster, both of Fernandina
mother is Betty Garrett of
* Christina Faith earning a term grade point
Skarpalezos has been placed average of 3.5 while taking a
on the dean's list for the minimum 12 semester hours.
spring semester at Florida Skarpalezos is the daugh-
State University. ter of Lee and Cherry
University requirements Skarpalezos of Fernandina
for the dean's list include Beach.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
* Eight Flags Charter
Chapter of the American
Business Women's Associa-
tion is a organization of
women with diverse occupa-
tions who gather together to
provide opportunities to help
themselves and others grow
personally and professionally
through leadership, educa-
tion, networking support,
national recognition and com-
munity service. The group
meets at 6 p.m. the fourth
Thursday of every month at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Call Esther Schindler at
491-5790 or email
* Eight Flags Needlepoint-
Guild to promote interest in
needlepoint as an art meets at
1:30 p.m. the third Saturday.
Call Chris Bryan at 261-5444.
* Fernandina Pirates Club
meets at 7:30 p.m. the third
Tuesday of every month at
Ten Acres. Call Jerry or Billie
* The Optimist Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
every Wednesday at noon in
the banquet room at Sliders.
Join and become associated
with other civic-minded men
and women in activities dedi-
cated to voluntary, construc-
tive service to youth and com-
munity. For information, call
Pierre LaPorte at 261-7803.
* The Fernandina Senior
Squadron, Civil Air Patrol
meets the first Saturday at 9
a.m. at the CAP trailer at the
Fernandina Beach Airport.
The third Wednesday of each
month at 7 p.m. is the
squadron safety meeting. Call
Nick Feakes at 415-0131.
* Fernandina Beach Lions
Club meets at noon the first
and third Tuesdays at Florida
House Inn, 22 S. Third St.
Call Paul Booton at 491-1814.
* Fernandina Beach
Shrine Club meets at 7 p.m.
the second Thursday (except
July and August) at the Yulee
Lions Club, 894 N US
Highway 17. Contact presi-
dent Bill Stotzner at 261-8063.
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Launching out onto the only thing that can hold you up
gasped as I plowed
into the ground like
a skydiver making a
bad landing. If it hadn't been
for the concern, then laugh-
ter, of my friends and chil-
dren, there's no telling how
long it would have taken me
to recover. As I laid on the
ground and made a quick
assessment of the damage, I
was glad to discover that
nothing was broken, except
some of my pride perhaps.
The whole thing began as
an experiment, and I was the
test pilot. Though the zip line
was for the kids, I wanted it to
work just as much as they
did. Now if you don't know
what a zip
line is, it's
than a cable
With a sim-
down the cable, a person can
get quite a thrill as they hang
on and zip down the line to a
smooth landing. They say it's
a lot of fun - that is if it's set
For me, the question still
remained. What had gone
wrong? After dusting off, and
overcoming all the laughter,
the problem became clear. We
didn't have a steel cable. I
know, using a rope wasn't the
smartest idea, but I can
assure you, I've learned my
lesson. You see, unlike cable,
rope stretches. I knew that,
but not like I do now. Here's
how it happened.
Once I launched off the
platform, nestled high up in
the oak tree's branches, the
rope stretched and I began
speeding toward the ground a
lot faster than I thought.
Though I had achieved a
little forward movement, it
was just enough to take my
impact and spread the pain
out over about a 20-foot area.
Alright now, stop laughing.
I'm sure you've done a few
not so intelligent things your-
Anyway, by now you're
probably wondering what the
point is. Well, here it is.
Anytime we place the entire
weight of our being on some-
thing that wasn't designed to
hold us up, we are sure to
crash. As a pastor, I see it hap-
pen all the time. People
launch out trusting someone,
or something, to carry them
to success, only to end up
dragging through the dirt
while others stand by and
watch. Unlike me that day, in
most situations, it's not a
As I once heard a wise
man say, "Only the things you
lean on can let you down."
So, the question is, what are
you leaning on? Is it, or
should I say, was it your 401k?
How about your job or educa-
tion? Perhaps you're waiting
to strike it rich by playing the
Well, I have to be true to
my calling and just say it.
There is no thing, or no one
for that matter, who can carry
the full weight of our soul but
God Himself. Sure, we are
free to try, but it is what it is.
Without God as the one upon
whom we hang the weight of
our lives, it's only a matter of
time before we come crashing
to the ground.
Take it from me as some-
one who knows the pain of
being let down and dragged
through the dirt a few times,
and do yourself a service.
Invite Jesus Christ into your
life. Not only does He have
the ability to carry you all the
way to the end, but it will be
the most exciting and fulfill-
ing ride you've ever had.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
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. Contact
branch president Courtney
Tyson-Shelby at 491-3419 or
The MLK Commemorative
Service will be held on Jan. 18
at 6 p.m. at New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church,
10 South 10th St. For more
information, contact the Rev.
James Arthur at 261-7854.
'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-
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,
Luke Edwards of Yulee will
receive his license into min-
istry at Harper Chapel Baptist
Church on Jan. 18. The serv-
ice begins at 4 p.m.
The church is located at
76380 Harper Chapel Road in
Yulee. For information, call
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.
For information, call 277-2606
Living Waters World
Outreach Center will conduct
a two-day Ancient Paths semi-
nar entitled Financial
Foundations on Jan. 23 from
6:30-10 p.m. and Jan. 24 from
9 a.m.-6 p.m. The seminar,
developed by Craig Hill and
International, will explore
building a strong financial
house by understanding
God's heart on the matter of
stewardship. The cost is $45
single or $85 per couple and
pre-registration is required.
The church is located at 96282
Brady Point Road, just west of
the Shave Bridge. Call the
church office at 321-2117 for
This year marks the 101st
anniversary of the Week of
Prayer for Christian Unity. On
Jan. 24, six area churches in
the downtown Fernandina
Beach area are joining togeth-
er to sponsor and "Interfaith
Prayer Walk." A steering com-
mittee comprising members
of St. Peter's Episcopal,
Memorial United Methodist,
First Presbyterian, First
Baptist, New Zion Baptist and
St. Michael Catholic Church
will be coordinating the cele-
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.
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Sat ce9 N. 6th St. * 261-3837
Worship Services 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:45 am
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Sunday School.......................................... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship .. .........................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ...........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study.....................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road * County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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
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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
1CH R I ST
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)
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 * Rev. Mark Stiles
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Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30am
A diverse congregation unitedi6y ourfaith in Jesus Christ
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Outside the Main Gate
www.ameliachapel.com (904) 277-4414
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A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
Come Grow With Us
Holy Trinity Anglican Church
In Amelia Park
1830 Lake Park Drive
(across from the YMCA)
Sunday worship times
10:00 a.m. (with music)
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.
"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, Femadina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527
The sounds of Southern
gospel music will ring loudly
on Jan. 30 at North
Jacksonville Baptist Church in
Jacksonville as popular South-
ern gospel recording artist,
Ivan Parker, is featured in a
special concert event at 7 p.m.
Parker, who has spent more
than two and a half decades
ministering in churches and
arenas, sharing his testimony
and vocal talents, has more
than a dozen solo recordings
to his credit.
For information call (904)
735-5850 or visit www.ivan-
Come hear Dr. Richard
Stratton, president of
Clearwater Christian College,
and the college musical team
at Bible Baptist Church, 829
South 14th St., Fernandina
Beach. The service time is 11
a.m. Feb. 1. Everyone is invit-
ed. For a ride or more infor-
mation, call 261-1712.
Women for Christ
Shaunti Feldhahn will be
the guest speaker at the 24th
Women For Christ luncheon
at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 17 at the
Prime Osborn Convention
Center. Cost is $25.
Feldhahn began her career
as an analyst on Wall Street
and today is a best-selling
author, speaker, and nationally
syndicated newspaper colum-
nist. Her recent best sellers,
For Women Only: What You
Need to Know About the Inner
Lives of Men, and For Men
Only: A Straightforward Guide
to the Inner Lives of Women,
have sold more than a million
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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,
also call 904-277-0550
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Sunday School ............... .9:45A.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)
" . SUN 9:30am
j WED 7:00pm
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Rob & Christie Goyette321-2117
Senior Pastors On AIA I mile west ofAmelia Island
For more information visit
or call (904) 387-9298.
United Methodist Women
from Memorial United
Methodist Church of
Fernandina Beach will host
their third annual Women's
Community Prayer Breakfast
on Feb. 21 in Maxwell Hall at
Sixth and Centre streets.
The speaker will be the
Rev. Hollie Tapley, associate
pastor at Memorial UMC, on
"Discovering Sacred Spaces."
Please make reservations
for you and your friends by
Feb. 19 by calling 261-5215, or
by e-mail to maurline@msn.
com. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m. with breakfast and
program to follow. The cost
for the breakfast is $6.
This is a special time of
preparation for the Lenten
season, which begins with
Ash Wednesday on Feb. 25.
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 more information
on the event lineup and tick-
ets, contact Lori Hoerl, direc-
tor of events and programs, at
261-3248 or at
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.
innovative Sty/e, ContemporayMusic, Casua/Atmosphere
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 with 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 2614907
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 & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth
The 2009 Athletes in Action
Super Bowl Simulcast
Tickets $5.00 each
Purchase at Church Office
Sponsored by Men's Ministry
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1600 S. 8th Street
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FRIDAY, January 16, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
Lauri deGaris and Art
Jenette of Checkers Cracker
Cookin' have joined the
Fernandina Farmers Market
as a new vendor on the third
Saturday of the month.
Floridians will recognize
their special dishes, includ-
ing prepared collard greens
and corn bread, smoked mul-
let dip, plantation muffins,
black-eyed peas relish (other-
wise known as Southern
Caviar) and more. Each
month will feature a different
menu, with this Saturday
including savory shrimp
burgers that are easy for din-
ner. deGaris will speak about
the history of some of these
dishes as she does culinary
tours along the East Coast,
including speaking engage-
ments on the American
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is open Saturdays
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre streets. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.fernandina-
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. Go to the
Our Greenway website at
download a Greenway specif-
ic bird list. Participants are
encouraged to bring binocu-
lars, water, sun protection,
bug juice, comfortable walk-
ing shoes and optionally field
guides and spotting scopes.
Meet in the parking lot at
the entrance to the
Greenway behind the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center at 2500 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. The walk
is free and open to the public.
For information call 277-7350
or visit Our Greenway at
On Jan. 21 from 10-11
a.m., Nassau County
Horticulture Agent Rebecca
Art Jenette of Checkers
Cracker Cookin', above,
along with Lauri deGaris,
has joined the Fernandina
Farmers Market as a new
vendor on the third
Saturday of the month.
Jordi and Master Gardener
Bea Walker will conduct a
Landscape Matters class on
pruning trees and shrubs in
your landscape. The session
will take place at the
UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden. For
more information, see the
Extension website at:
matters.html or contact Jordi
at 548-1116. This session is
free and open to the public.
Melaleuca mulch is for
sale at all Landscape Matters
Join the naturalists at
Amelia Island Plantation on
Jan. 23 from 4:30-6 p.m. as
they watch Amelia's beautiful
birds come in for the night,
including egrets, herons,
wood ducks and other birds
feeding and roosting.
Enjoy the spectacular
view of the sun setting over
the marsh. Meet at Amelia
Island Plantation's nature
center. Cost is $10 per per-
son, binoculars provided.
Call 321-5082 to reserve your
On Feb 5 from 6:30-7:30
p.m., the Nassau County
Extension Service and the St.
Johns Water Management
District will present an infor-
Program," at the County
Building in Yulee.
The public, homeowner
associations, property man-
agers and homeowners are
encouraged to attend. This
free program will discuss the
need for proper fertilizers on
lawns and ornamental beds
to prevent runoff into reten-
tion ponds. The information
will help Nassau County
groups comply with best
management practices for
fertilization and watering
lawns and landscapes.
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau
Horticulture agent, and Paula
Staples, SJWMD Watershed
Action volunteer coordinator,
will conduct the free session.
For information, contact
Jordi at the Nassau County
Extension office, 548-1116, or
by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Curb appeal class
James Loper of
Reflections of Nature at
850688 US 17 South in Yulee
will show design tips on cre-
ating curb appeal for your
landscape at 10 a.m. Feb. 7.
Whether you are trying to
sell your home or want to be
the envy of the neighbor-
hood, this free class is for
you. For information call 225-
The Nassau County
Extension office is conduct-
ing a two-day course, Crash
Course in Florida Gardening,
at the Yulee satellite office
Feb. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to
noon. Cost is $50 for the
notebook. Topics covered
will include Good
Trees, Palms, Citrus,
Perennials and Annuals.
Checks should be made
out to Nassau County
Extension and sent to the
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NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
Pirates, Hornets to play in 20th Shrine Bowl Saturday
Mandarin High 0.
hosts at 2 p.m.
BETH JONES AMR
Nassau County will be well-
represented Saturday when
Mandarin High School hosts
the 20th annual Florida High
School All-Stars Shrine Bowl.
The game, which benefits
22 Shrine-owned hospitals for
children, will showcase senior
high school football players
from around Northeast Florida.
Six on the north roster hail
from Nassau County.
Yulee will have a pair of play-
ers - 6-foot, 265-pound defen-
sive lineman Aaron Favors and
6-foot-1, 190-pound linebacker
"Both start on the punt team
and are backing up on de-
fense," said Gill Carroll, coach
of the north team.
Fernandina Beach has two
seniors on the north squad -
quarterback Emory Wingard
and kicker Max Shaw.
Shaw, who is nursing a sore
foot from soccer, has been tak-
ing it easy this week.
"He's resting his foot so he
can kickoff Saturday," Carroll
said. 'That's what he likes to
do best. He's had 30 of 37 in
the end zone (touchbacks)."
Shaw is one of two kickers
for the north squad. Wingard is
one of three quarterbacks.
"Emory will get to play a
quarter at least," Carroll. 'Then
we'll decide who plays the
fourth quarter, depending on
who's playing the best."
"All four are role players,"
Carroll said. "All have special-
ties. All four are fine young
men. So quiet and well-man-
nered. There are 40 boys on
the team and that's what stands
out about them."
"They tried to give more of
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Yulee High School will have a pair of seniors playing in Saturday's Shrine Bowl at Mandarin High School. Terrill McDonald, left, and Aaron Favors
will represent the Hornets on the north team along with, right, Fernandina Beach's Emory Wingard and Max Shaw. Cody Stokes of Hilliard and
West Nassau's Chris Chappell are also on the north roster.
an effort this year to include
the Nassau County players,"
said Bobby Ramsay, head foot-
ball coach at Yulee. "With all
the teams having pretty good
seasons this year, it was impor-
tant we got those kids in. You
always try to get one or two
more players in but I was pret-
ty happy we were able to get
these kids in."
Favors and McDonald said
they have both received letters
from colleges but are looking
forward to returning to the
gridiron and spotlight Saturday.
The game could play out as the
most important of their high
school careers, considering
many past players received col-
"Aaron was really improved
from the year before," Ramsay
said. "He was probably the one
kid that, when we played other
teams, the coaches would come
up and talk about. Physically
he stands out."
McDonald led the Hornet
defense in tackles with 91, had
three quarterback sacks and a
fumble return for a touchdown.
"He's a real fast kid, plays
hard," Ramsay said.
Favors and McDonald were
on the all-Nassau County foot-
ball team this year along with
FBHS's Wingard and Shaw.
Shaw (5-11, 190) nailed four
of eight field goals with his
longest of 35 yards this season
for the FBHS Pirates. He aver-
aged 46 yards a punt and 70
percent of his kickoffs were
"I might not even be play-
ing in the Shrine Bowl," said
Shaw, who suffered a bone con-
tusion on his kicking foot dur-
ing soccer. "I was going to han-
dle all the punting and we were
going to split time kicking. He
might get to kick everything."
Shaw has been offered a full
ride but hasn't accepted it yet.
"I'm basically waiting until
signing day to see what else
happens," Shaw said.
Wingard (6-0, 185) com-
pleted 108 of 191 passes for
1,641 yards and 21 touchdowns
with 17 picks his senior season
with the Pirates.
"I'm talking to some D III
schools," Wingard said. "I
applied to those and I'm waiting
to hear from them. I'm send-
ing my film out to some D I-AA
schools. Hopefully I'll get some
West Nassau right tackle
Chris Chappell and Hilliard
running back Cody Stokes are
also on the north team and both
were also on the all-county
team. Stokes had 161 carries
for 1,027 yards and 11 scores.
Ramsay said he's rooting for
all the Nassau County players
involved in Saturday's game.
"I'm hopeful they'll play well
to sort of springboard them into
the recruiting process," Ram-
say said. "I know some kids in
the past few years have played
well in the game and it has
helped them get some expo-
'The kids they're going to
be playing against, you have
the Neases, the Orange Parks
and the Mandarins. Alot of big
4A and 5A schools. If you can
go out there and play well in
those games, I think it can help.
"Sometimes being at a
smaller school, you get nick-
eled and dimed by the compe-
tition you play against by the
colleges. They like the kids at
the bigger schools."
Carroll said the recruiting
process began in October for
the annual Shrine Bowl. He fol-
lowed the players and consult-
ed with coaches. The game will
feature 80 high school seniors
from 10 Florida counties. The
boundary for the north-south
game is the St. Johns River.
Saturday's game is a win-
win for all involved and that's
not lost on the north coach.
'The game is about the chil-
dren and the 22 hospitals,"
Carroll said. "In one year, $600
million has to be raised so the
families don't pay anything.
"If kids are able to get finan-
cial aid for playing in this game,
that's a bonus."
Mandarin High School is
located at 3841 Greenland
Drive in Jacksonville. Tickets
are available at Morocco
Shrine, 3800 St. Johns Bluff
Road, or by calling (904) 642-
5200, ext. 13. Advance tickets
are $7.50 and tickets at the gate
are $8 and $3 for students.
Lady Pirates beat Warriors, capped regular season Thursday
BETH JONES | I I I |
The Lady Pirate soccer team boast-
ed a 13-6-2 record heading into Thurs-
day's regular season finale at home
against Episcopal. The district tourna-
ment is Tuesday through Friday at
On Tuesday, the Fernandina Beach
High School girls defeated cross-coun-
ty foe West Nassau 3-0.
Tara Whitaker, Jennifer Stelmach
and Liba Buchanan scored the goals for
the Lady Pirates. Buchanan and Hope
Swan had the assists.
The Hornets (13-4 and 6-2 in the dis-
trict) host the Pirates (16-1 and 6-1 in the
district) tonight at 7:30 p.m. The junior
varsity tilt is at 6 p.m.
Yulee defeated Baldwin 79-40 Jan. 9
The hosts went ahead 7-0 but the
Hornets battled back to take an 18-13
lead after a quarter.
"We extended the lead and it con-
tinued to grow to 14 after three and
then we outscored them 30-5 in the
fourth quarter," said Don Burton, head
boys basketball coach at Yulee High
The Hornets were without senior
Demetrius Small, who was still nursing
Jarell Mitchell led the Hornets with
24 points, Kelvin Rainey added 12 and
Jeremy Deberry chipped in 11.
The Hornets edged Episcopal 66-59
Tuesday at home. Yulee jumped out to
an eight-point lead but squandered it to
lead by just one after three quarters.
"Jarell got hurt and sat out the first
three minutes of the fourth quarter but
came back and played well during the
end," Burton said.
The Pirates have been idle this week
with the lone game tonight at Yulee.
They travel to Trinity Tuesday and
return home Jan. 23 to host Episcopal,
the final district matchup for the
Fernandina Beach High School boys
basketball team. The Pirates' latest vic-
tim was West Nassau, which lost 79-73
BE1H J ONES/NEWS-LEADER
Five Fernandina Beach High School seniors were honored Tuesday when the Lady Pirate soccer
team hosted the West Nassau Lady Warriors. It was senior night for Lady Pirates, from left, Jennifer
Stelmach, Ginny Vos, Melissa McGlory, Emily Parker and Michelle Duprey.
The Amelia Island Youth Soccer U-13 girls team swept
the tournament at the recent Challenge Sports event
played at Eagle Harbor sports complex. The girls,
coached by Pete Kinsley, won all of their games, allowing
only seven goals to be scored against them in five games.
The team defeated a U-14 girls team 4-0 in the champi-
onship game to clinch first place. The win earned the
team an invitation to compete at the National 3 v 3 tour-
nament in Orlando in July. The team will be participat-
ing in several more tournaments prior to July, including
one on Jan. 31 in Keystone. Team members are Ashley
Kinsley, Erin Joyce, Taylor Kinsley and Lana Tomassetti.
All four girls are starters on the Fernandina Beach
Middle School soccer team.
Broncos 'Bailey plays through the pain
C hamp Bailey is considered one most often. The dislo- returned for the second defensive
of the best cornerbacks in the cation typically occurs series. The Broncos ended up losing
NFL. Born and raised in as the arm bone badly, but Bailey played well, finishing
Folkston, Ga., Bailey led his (humerus) moves for- the game with seven unassisted tackles.
Charlton County Indians to the 1999 * w ward on the forearm Most often, once an elbow is put back in
Georgia state title and then went on to (radius and ulna). This place, early range of motion is pre-
star for the University of Georgia, earn- - gives the elbow a scribed to avoid stiffness that could
ing consensus All-American accolades. grossly misshapen result from any long immobilization or
He was drafted as the seventh overall appearance, as the casting and surgery is not commonly
pick by the Washington Redskins in the bone at the back of necessary. Athletes typically can return
1999 draft and remained with the your elbow, the olecra- to play once the elbow motion, stability
Redskins until he was traded to the SPORTS non, appears much and strength have returned to normal.
Bronocs in 2004 in a swap for running larger and more promi- This typically will take about 4-6 weeks.
back Clinton Portis. MEDICINE nent. The elbow is I do tend to have the athlete wear a sup-
A few weeks back, in the Broncos' GREGORY painful to move and portive brace for the remainder of the
final regular season game, Bailey found what little motion there season once they return to their activity.
his Broncos in a "do or die" battle SMITH, M.D. is definitely does not While the majority of elbow disloca-
against the Chargers. The winner of the - .- feel normal. tions do not usually need surgical treat-
game would advance to the playoffs I had one such case ment, Bailey's elbow showed some
while the loser would go home. On the last year when I treated a nose-tackle residual instability so he underwent sur-
second play of the game, Bailey made a who was tripped and fell to his out- gery this week to repair torn ligaments.
play for LaDainian Tomlinson, but land- stretched left arm; his elbow popped He is expected to be back in uniform in
ed awkwardly on his arm and dislocated out. He came running off the field hold- May to finish out the final two years of
his elbow. He was assisted to the side- ing his arm. The elbow was awkwardly his $8 million-a-year contract with the
lines by the medical staff, where his aligned and the player was in obvious Broncos.
elbow was popped back into place. Most
would have assumed he was done for
the night, but given the importance of
the game, Bailey made the decision to
re-enter the game.
Elbow dislocations are not all that
common, but sports injuries account for
50 percent of the cases of elbow disloca-
tions. It happens more commonly in
males than females and, interestingly,
the non-dominant extremity is involved
pain. Given the fact it just happened, I
knew that I could get him in without
great difficulty or without a lot of pain to
the player. After an exam to verify there
was no fracture, artery or nerve injury, I
laid him face down on the sideline table,
pulled some traction through his fore-
arm and guided his elbow back in place.
His pain was immediately relieved. I
never considered sending him back in.
With a playoff spot on the line, Bailey
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 dis-
cussed with a physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St.,
Suite 204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
For appointments, call 261-8787 or visit
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 16,2009 SPORTS News-Leader
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 16 at Yulee 6/730
Jan 20 at Trinity 6/730
Jan 23 EPISCOPAL 6/7 30
Jan 24 at Hilliard 6/730
Jan 27 BOLLES 6/730
Jan 30-31 JOHNNYT SMITH (county)
Feb 9-14 DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TBA
'District 4-3A games to determine seeding
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
at West Nassau
JohnnyT Smith (FBHS)
Training for Gate River Run
Runners and walkers of all ages and abili-
ties are invited to train for the Gate River Run
at 8 a.m. Saturday through March 7 at the
Amelia Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416
Lynndale Road. There will be a 30-minute talk
on fitness and training, followed by runs or
walks of increasing distance. Call 261-0698 or
visit felixortho.com for information.
Pirates on the Run
Registration is now open for the 2009
Pirates on the Run 5K/10K and children's
runs Feb. 21. This year's race will feature a
new headquarters, at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church in downtown Fernandina Beach; a
new route, including a cross-country segment
through the Egans Creek Greenway; and a
free pancake breakfast for all registered run-
ners ($5 for non-runners). The race will also
feature Champion Chip timing, Fernandina
Pirates Club members along the race route,
door prizes at the post-race awards ceremony
and long-sleeve T-shirts for the first 400 regis-
Fees for the 5K/10K will be $20 through
Feb. 15 or $15 for members of the local run-
ning club, Amelia Island Runners. From Feb.
16 through race day, registration will be $25
for everyone. There will also be half-mile and
one-mile fun runs for children 10 and younger,
with a $10 registration. Walkers are also wel-
come to sign up for the 5K event.
Registration forms are available at various
locations, including Nassau Health Foods on
T.J. Courson Road, the YMCA on Citrona
Drive and Club 14 Fitness on South 14th
Street. Forms can also be downloaded from
AmelialslandRunners.com, where online reg-
istration is also available. For information, visit
the website or call (904) 624-0027.
Registered shoot Jan. 17
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee, will host a NSCA registered
shoot Jan. 17 with two flights. The first flight is
at 9 a.m. and the second one is at 1 p.m. Call
753-4619 for information.
First Coast Fire tryouts
First Coast Fire girls fast pitch softball try-
outs are from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 18 at Yulee High
School. E-mail email@example.com.
Old Timers,gear 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. Call president David Tate at 753-4804.
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 2 p.m. Jan. 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 additional
$50 each. Birth certificate and proof of resi-
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. 17 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.
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 $90 ($95) if registered through
Jan. 17; and $105 ($110) from Jan. 18 until
teams are full. Register in person from 9 a.m.
to noon Jan. 17. The ballpark is located at
1001 Beech St. in Fernandina Beach.
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
counties compete. Tickets are available at the
Morocco Shrine, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road,
or by calling (904) 642-5200, ext. 13. Advance
tickets are $7.50 and tickets at the gate are
$8, $3 for students.
Pro wresting 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.
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 par-
ent/child sack races. First-, second- and third-
place ribbons 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.
Pop Warner coaches
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 277-3158.
* Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St. Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
* Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St.
* A Chance To Dance, 474378 SR200. Call
753-3407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
. Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 261-0557.
* OutFIT outdoor fitness and conditioning
program for men and women of all levels to
get in better shape with whole body exercise
regimens that develop upper and lower body
strength, endurance, core strength, speed
and agility includes daily workouts, nutritional
guidance, fitness education. Classes are
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45
a.m. or 9 a.m. Visit www.PersonalBestSports.
net or call 624-0027.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee, offers step and sculpt, strength train-
ing and abs, body sculpt and step aerobics.
Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytimefitness.
com. FitKidz for ages 4-11 is also offered. Call
699-5408 or e-mail email@example.com.
*Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
offers nutritional counseling, personal training,
group fitness and cycling, strength training
and cardio, childcare, juice bar, tanning and
saunas. Visit www.club14fitness.com.
* The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org.
Programs are also offered in Yulee (call 225-
2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).
* Amelia Island Personal Fitness, Amelia
Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416 Lynndale Road,
Suite 100, is a personal training studio dedi-
cated to promoting lifelong health and fitness
through appropriate exercise and nutrition,
focusing on preventing diabetes, cancer and
heart disease and also working with clients
who may have sustained injuries or have had
joint replacements. Call 261-0698 for informa-
tion. The studio is open six days a week.
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 16 at Bishop Snyder 600
Jan 21 BOLLES 600
Jan 23 FERNANDINA BEACH 600
Jan 27 HILLIARD 600
Jan 30- District TBA
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 21 SANDALWOOD 500
Jan 23-24 Terry Parker JV dual 300
Feb 7 District 3-1 A TBA
Feb 13-16 Region 1-1AatStarke TBA
Feb 19-21 State at Lakeland 1000
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 16 BOLLES 600
Jan 22 TRINITY 600
Jan 23 at Yulee 600
Jan 24 at Hilliard 600
Jan 27 at Baker County 600
Feb 2-7 District 4-3A at Baldwin TBA
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 16 MIDDLEBURG 530/720
Jan 20 at Ridgemiew 530/720
Jan 22 at Wolfson 530/720
Jan 26-30 District at Episcopal TBA
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Jan 20-23 District at Bolles TBA
PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
Black sea bass are hitting at offshore deep-water fish havens with a water depth of 60-
100 feet. Jack Snow is pictured with his nice catch.
Water's cool, fishing's hot
with much cool-
er air tempera-
tures that will
also cool off inshore, river
and deep-sea water tempera-
tures. Sea bass fishing should
be good this weekend with
the entrance of colder weath-
er. Some of
bass are run-
ning in shal-
ON THE lower water
WATER many are
TERRY under the 12-
LACOSS inch mini-
Best baits for sea bass (the
larger sea bass are called
"green heads") include fresh
local squid. Cut strips of bait
also work well and definitely
get the smell into the water.
FA fish haven this week-
end should produce good
catches of red snapper and
Capt. Benny Hendrix
recently had a charter aboard
the "Heavy Hitter" at FA fish
haven and one of his charter
clients hooked a 10-foot
'That big shark came right
up to the surface and put on
quite a show for my charter
guests," Hendrix said. "That
big shark actually jumped
several times out of the water
before the line finally parted."
Redfish are running in the
backwater during the last of
the falling and the top of the
flood tide. Fish the flats south
of the Shave Bridge with live
shrimp under popping floats,
gold spoons or in-line spin-
Backwater fishermen are
reporting sea trout catches
are running small with very
few keeper-size sea trout
coming on board. An excel-
lent trout drop for winter
specks is the mouth of Sawpit
Creek during the middle of
the incoming tide.
The rock jetties located at
the southern tip of Amelia
Island are producing sea trout
as well during the flood tide
and nice size beach whiting.
Fish with live shrimp barbed
to a 1/4-ounce jig head while
working the deadly winter
combo slowly along the bot-
Small lakes and ponds are
beginning to produce good
catches of largemouth bass as
the spawning season gets
closer. The spawn normally
takes place during the full
moon in February and
March. The full moon arrives
Feb. 9. Tides this weekend
include a low tide arriving at
6:27 a.m. and a high tide at
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail your photos to
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.
The Nassau Sport Fishing Association
meets the second Wednesday of each month
at 7:30 p.m. and the fourth Wednesday at 7
p.m. at the Ten Acres Kraft Athletic Club.
Membership is open to the public. Call 261-
9481 or visit www.fishnsfa.com.
Join the auxiliary
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
needs volunteers. It is composed of uniformed
non-military volunteers who assist the Coast
Guard in all of its varied missions, except for
military and direct law enforcement.
These men and women can be found on the
nation's waterways, in the air, in classrooms
and on the dock. Training opportunities, most
of which are free, include boat crew and
coxswain (small boat operator) vessel examin-
er, boating safety class instructor, public
affairs, marine visitor and others.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, at least
17 years old and pass a basic background
check. The re are no upper age limits or height
or weight standards (although boat crew must
perform certain tasks). There are no mini-
mum service hours.
Flotilla 14-01 meets at the Amelia Island
Lighthouse facility once a month.
Nassau Bassmasters, associated with the
BASS National Federation and the Florida
BASS Federation, meets the third Thursday
each month in Yulee. Membership is open to
anyone at least 16 years old. Call Bob Schlag
at (912) 729-2282 or Billy Kittrell at 225-0267.
Sam Jenkins sports a wide grin after landing his 8.8-
pound largemouth bass.
Vamanos Charters recently boated its limit of snapper, grouper and B-Liners along
with some big jacks on a trip to the Brunswick Bottoms Jan. 3. Pictured are Capt.
Bronson Stubbs, Will Stubbs, Cam Harrison, Justin Howard. Not pictured: Doug Gies.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 16,2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
Cline tribute earns rare blessing from husband
Not many Patsy Cline tribute
shows meet Charlie Dick's
approval, but Gail Bliss is a
"Gail's the best all-around you're
going to get," the husband of the
late country music star said in a tele-
phone interview from his home in
Nashville, Tenn., this week. "Gail's
just more like Patsy - she's crazy
and Patsy was crazy."
Bliss is the star of "A Closer Walk
With Patsy Cline," playing at the
Alhambra Dinner Theatre in
Jacksonville through Feb. 15.
Dick is production advisor for the
show, which has toured the United
States and Canada and is licensed by
Legacy, Inc., the company he
formed to respond to his wife's
increasing popularity after her death
in a plane crash on March 5, 1963, at
the age of 30.
Given those facts, it's hard to
believe that the show came close to
closing just as it was gaining a wild
'Country-wise, she was
one of the first ones to start
crossing over - I don't
think she would ever have
cut a pop album, but if
they crossed over, that
was just fine.'
CHARLIE DICK, HUSBAND OF THE
LATE PATSY CLINE
Dick recalled that when he first
caught wind of "A Closer Walk With
Patsy Cline," created by Canadian
Dean Regan, he wasn't pleased. The
show was a hit in Canada, and when
Regan took it to the U.S., "we
jumped into the picture," said Dick,
"and our intentions were to shut it
But when he met Bliss and the
owners, and was offered in on the
partnership, Dick quickly relented.
It is one of only two shows he has
Tickets and show times
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. n9 Gail Bliss. documienling C'line's
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Suntimely death at the age of 30 in a
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band and the periormance of,,
21 of Cline's beloved sonqs.
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story and righrilg-its Dan
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cornball humor to Tihe show as Cline's opening act on
several occasions For tickets and show limes call rC-)4I 641-1212 or visi
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sanctioned, the other being in
"Unless something happens to
one of them, I will not give my per-
mission" for another, he said, noting
that a lot of people with no talent and
no sense to know it mount mediocre
acts trying to profit from his wife's
"A lot of them are bad," he said.
Dick said Bliss, as well as being
able to sing almost exactly like
Cline, also captures his wife's per-
sonality like nobody else he has
seen. Cline was known for her bold-
ness and business acumen in a
world where female entertainers
were usually relegated to sidekick
status, and became the first country
star to have crossover success in the
pop music world, though that wasn't
her intention, said Dick.
"She was a plain old country gal,"
he said. "Country-wise, she was one
of the first ones to start crossing
over - I don't think she would ever
have cut a pop album, but if they
crossed over, that was just fine."
That fact is clear in "A Closer
Walk with Patsy Cline," during the
recording of "Walkin' After
Midnight" in 1957, the same year
she wed Dick. Cline initially hated
the song, and recorded it only after
she was promised she could choose
the next one. But it gained her a cov-
eted spot on the Arthur Godfrey's
Talent Scouts show in New York
City, and topped both the country
and pop charts.
"There was no pretense and if
you liked her, fine, and if you didn't,
well, she was sorry," said Dick.
Eventually the couple moved to
Nashville, with daughter Julie in tow.
But "nothing big" happened, said
CLINE Continued on 2B
to Spanish wines
ROBERT M. WEINTRAUB
For the News Leader
If you're not one of those
receiving a U.S. Treasury
bailout, and there aren't
too many coins jingling in
your pocket, it's no reason to
cut wine from your budget.
Just visit the Spanish wine
section and you'll find some
excellent wines at low prices.
For example, a staple in
my house is Sangre de Toro
(blood of the bull), a full-bod-
ied red that is a great match
for meats of all kinds, but
especially lighter meats such
as venison, lamb, veal and
fowl. It costs around $10 in
Publix and Winn-Dixie, and a
couple of dollars less at
Jacksonville's Total Wines.
Many don't venture into
Spanish wines because the
grapes and regions are
unknown and there are odd
words such as "crianza" and
"vendimia" on the labels. So
here is a quick guide to the
oddly named wines with low
prices found in corners of the
Spanish wineries are
known as blId..i..," as in
Bodega Torres, one of the
major vintners in Catalunya
province). Other major wine-
producing regions are Ribera
del Duero north of Madrid
(where many of the finest
vifia are created); Rioja just
south of the Pyrenees (the
best-known region); Rias
Baixas in Galicia (known for
its white wines made from the
albarifio grape); Jumilla,
Yecla, Manchuela, Penedes
and the Priorat. Jerez is the
home of the fortified sherry.
Spain grows some 80
grape varieties, but there are
four important native grapes
INE & quite
pAT NERS ent
found elsewhere in the world:
tempranillo, monastrell, gar-
nacha and albarifio. Other
varieties you may see on
labels are carifiena, palomino,
airen, macabeo, parellada and
xarel-lo, which are mostly
used as blending grapes to
create a distinct character.
Spain's geography is ideal
for these different grapes - a
hot, dry climate with the high-
est average elevation of
Europe. These grapes have
distinctive flavors that set
them apart from the caber-
nets, syrah, merlot, pinot noir
and sangiovese most people
are used to. As a result,
Spanish wines provide an
interesting alternative to the
WINE Continued on 2B
SONGS FOR PEA CE AND HARMONY
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
The program will also
feature two songs from
musical guests the
Choir and the Peck
The public performance
will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Monday at First Assembly
of God, 302 South 14th
St. in Fernandina Beach.
For information, call 277-
2606 or 277-2704.
'MLK Unity Celebration'
Be part of history by participating in
the first annual MLK Unity Celebration
on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Elm Street
MLK Center. There will be inspiring
speakers, informative community organ-
izations and refreshments. Come
together and celebrate the life of one of
America's great heroes, Martin Luther
King Jr. The event is free and open to
Once again Florida Community
College is offering a wide variety of
events in recognition of Black History
Month. The theme this year, and the
theme of the annual Black History
Month calendar, is "Quest for Black
BLACK HISTORY EVENTS
Citizenship in the Americas." Events are
free and open to the public.
Serving as the kickoff for African-
American History Month, Downtown
Campus Professor Steve Piscitelli will
facilitate an interactive series of events
on Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. in Building A,
Room 1068, celebrating the 56th
Presidential Inauguration as President-
elect Barack Obama is sworn in. This
campus celebration will also include a
live showing of the swearing in ceremo-
ny as well as discussion concerning the
history of presidential inaugurations and
the inaugural address. This event is
open to the public; however, students in
classes required to attend will be seated
preferentially. For information call (904)
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.
The choir, started over 80 years ago,
has a broad repertoire of inspirational
music and is recognized for its exhilarat-
ing interpretations of the classics, spiritu-
als, gospel and contemporary music.
Under the leadership of Dr. Samuel D.
EVENTS Continued on 2B
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast pre-
sented 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.
1 ,The event this year will feature min-
A I i sters in the Nassau County area.
Pf . Speaker is the Rev. Terry Pugh, pas-
tor of Elm Street Church of God.
< a Tickets are $20. Please reserve a
seat by today. 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 at 261-7854.
Courtyard Nights at the Florida Community
College Betty P. Cook Nassau Center presents
the Peck Ensemble on Jan. 23 from 7:30-9 p.m.
The ensemble, directed by Nanette Autry, will
present a program of African spirituals and more.
Sponsored by the FCCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center, the ,
News-Leader nii d
Courtyard N i~lis
is free and (Ipencii
to the public
Light refresh *
ments will be .. c
available but individuals may bring their own.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted. Call 548-
4400 for information.
MARK TWAIN AT ACT
Amelia Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St.,
i D of will present Mark Twain's "The
Adamaowl Eve Diaries of
. ain 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.
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 Saturday.
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
the public to its next "3rd Friday on 3rd Street"
presentation at 5:30 p.m.
tonight at the museum, cor-
ner of Third and Cedar
This month's speaker is
Rob Hicks, former TV pro-
ductions teacher and current
guidance counselor at
Fernandina Beach High
School. As the TV productions teacher, Hicks
embarked on an ambitious project to have his stu-
dents create a professional-grade documentary
on the history of Amelia Island. The museum is
proud to have been a part of this project, which
won "Best of the Fest" at the 2008 Amelia Island
Film Festival. Join the museum as it recognizes
the hard work of a local educator and enjoy a
viewing of the film with some special insight into
the project. A reception will follow. Admission is
free for museum members and students and $5
Submit items to Sidn Perry, firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, January 16, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The Nassau Humane
Society annual Flea & Tick
Garage Sale will be held Feb.
20 and 21 from 7:30 a.m.-
It is now accepting dona-
tions of art, antiques, furni-
ture, housewares, jewelry,
sporting goods, tools, toys
and other items for the sale.
Bring your tax-deductible
donations to the shelter (locat-
ed by the Fernandina Beach
Airport). Call Penny with
questions at 277-1152.
Cats Angels will hold a
"Frosty Sidewalk Sale" from
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 17 at its
Thrift Store, 709 S. Eighth St.
Enjoy hot chocolate while you
shop for bargains. All pro-
ceeds support Cats Angels
and its rescue/adoption and
spay/neuter programs. The
store is open Monday-
Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
and is staffed entirely by vol-
unteers. For more information
on volunteer opportunities
with the non-profit, call 321-
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
inauguration speech. The
Fernandina Beach non-parti-
san Community for Change
Group is hosting the dinner.
Bring a dish to share. Plates
and cutlery will be provided.
There is a cash bar.
Cost is $5 per person. For
tickets contact Audrey Milley
CLINE Continued from 1B
Dick, and soon Cline was on
the road, sometimes with her
family, but oftentimes not.
"In a way it was good,
because I think sometimes
you can be around each
other too much," Dick said.
In the days before interstates
and widespread plane travel,
she often would be on the
road for 30 days at a stretch,
working 20 of those days, he
said. "She would make $50,
$75 a day, so she could come
home with something."
Then came two huge hits,
"I Fall to Pieces," followed by
"Crazy" - another song Cline
initially hated, penned by
Willie Nelson. It was 1961,
the same year Cline fulfilled
a lifelong dream by joining
the cast of the Grand Ole
Opry, and the same year she
at (904) 556-6816 or
Chris PlAtel at 491-8676 or
cplatel @ bellsouth.net.
The Florida Writers
Association will meet Jan.
20 at 6 p.m. at the Florida
House Inn, 22 S. Third St.
Speaker will be Deborah
Barclay, author of Memories
of Sad Brown Eyes, a story of
a young girl who was forced
to witness her mother's tor-
tured existence at the hands
of a stalker. Members and the
public are invited. Contact
Maggie Carter-de Vries at
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. Call
Vicki at 321-0828.
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." The event is
sponsored by The Travel
Agency and a selection of its
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. Tickets are
available at The Travel
was involved in a head-on car
accident with her brother
that killed two people in the
other car and left Cline with a
dislocated hip, broken wrist
and head injuries. Just a few
months earlier she had given
birth to son Randy.
"There was a lot of work
waiting" when she got out of
the hospital, "and we needed
it," said Dick. "The work was
out there and she wanted to
go (despite being on crutch-
es) and she said, You come
along with me.'" Dick gave
up his newspaper job and hit
"Our life was pretty busy
- what life we had," he said.
But Cline loved the music.
"She loved to sing and she
loved all music - pop and
country," though she consid-
ered herself pure country,
DeMerle at Ocean 60
The Martini Bar at Ocean 60 Restaurant,
60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach, presents the
Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Trio featuring
Bonnie Eisele on Jan. 23 and 24 and Feb. 6
and 7 from 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Visit
www.ocean60.com or call (904) 247-0060.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Concert Series continues with its third per-
formance by the Jupiter String Quartet on
Jan. 25 at 3 p.m., with a TreeCup Sunday
brunch offered at $18 plus tax from noon to
2:30 p.m. For reservations, call (904) 899-
6010. Concerts are included in museum
admission. Museum members are admitted
free and admission for non-members is $10.
The Cummer is located at 829 Riverside
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. Call 261-3300 or
Evening at the opera
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the
Symphony) is offering an evening of enter-
tainment, with dinner at the Ocean Club on
Agency, BarkAvenue and at
the Nassau Humane Society
on Airport Road.
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach at 201
Jean Lafitte Blvd. will hold a
Spaghetti Dinner from 6-8
p.m. on Jan. 23. The menu
will include spaghetti, salad,
dessert and tea for $8. Take
out orders for lunch will be
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with
free delivery. For reservations
call 261-6088 (leave a mes-
sage with your name, phone
number, number of dinners
"When she recorded a
song, there was nothing else
going on in the world - an
earthquake could have hap-
pened outside and it wouldn't
have bothered her," Dick
said of his wife. He recalled
one night dropping by the
studio in Nashville, but Cline
paid him no notice. The
record producer pulled Dick
aside and said that whatever
he had done to make her
mad, leave and don't come
back until after the record-
"Every song she was
singing, tears were coming
down her cheeks," Dick said,
and the producer didn't want
to lose the sound the emo-
tion conveyed. But it wasn't a
lovers' quarrel, it was just the
music, "she was into it," said
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9. Flour container
13. Burn plant
14. Possessing life
16. European owl genus
17. Enclosed shopping center
18. More huffy
19. Dealing box game
20. Potter Professor Severus
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24. Swiss river
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the Amelia Island Plantation, followed by con-
cert tickets and round-trip bus transportation
to and from Jacoby Hall, for the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra's production of
Puccini's "Turandot" on Feb. 7. For reserva-
tions or information, contact Ted Preston at
Story and Song
"An Evening of Story & Song" kicks off its
fifth season with the return of Queen of
Hearts, four singer/songwriters who lend their
beautiful voices to blend unique songs and
outstanding harmonies with great chemistry.
The Queens will perform at the Parish Hall of
St. Peter's Episcopal Church (corner of
Eighth and Atlantic) on Feb. 7. Seating is lim-
ited for the 8 p.m. show; doors open at 7:15
p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased
in advance from series sponsor First Coast
Community Bank (1750 South 14th St.) or at
St. Peter's administration office. Call Mark &
Donna Paz Kaufman at 277-2664 for infor-
mation. Visit www.QueenofHearts.info.
'Recipe for Love'
Jack & Diane's, 708 Centre St., presents
Recipe For Love, an intimate Valentine's din-
ner and show, featuring The Dynamic Les
DeMerle Jazz Trio with vocalist Bonnie Eisele
on Feb. 13 and 14 at 7 and 9 p.m. Cost is
$75 per person. Dinner includes appetizer,
entree, dessert, glass of wine, gratuity and
show included. Call 321-1444.
and if you want delivery for
lunch or dine in at the club-
The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to the museum on
Jan. 27 at 5:30 p.m. for a
special presentation featur-
ing Bill Warner, founder of the
Concours d'Elegance, to kick
off the new exhibit on
Fernandina Beach's racing
past by bringing in one of
Warner's vintage Simplex
racecars. The car will be on
display all day. The presenta-
EVENTS Continued from 1B
Shingles, director of the Fine
Arts Department and choral
director, the 19-member choir
promotes and fosters an
understanding of African-
American heritage and dis-
plays a well-rounded knowl-
edge and appreciation for the
music of Western Europe.
The church is located at
the corner of Beech and Ninth
streets. Advance tickets, $8
for museum members, $10 for
non-members and $5 for stu-
dents age 7-18 (children
under 6 are free), are avail-
able 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 information call Phyllis
Davis at 261-7378, ext. 100,
or e-mail phyllis@ameliamu-
The Nassau County Public
Library System and the
Friends of the Nassau County
WINE Continued from 1B
Also, Spanish bodegueros
have developed differences in
technique, storage and aging
methods, to produce interest-
ing and pleasantly distinct
There are five quality lev-
els of Spanish wine according
to their aging: Vifia de mesa
is a simple table wine not nor-
mally exported but common
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tion will be from 5:30-6:30
p.m., with a reception follow-
ing. Admission is free for
museum members and $10
for non-members. Call 261 -
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
Public Library System, in part-
nership with the Association
for the Study and Preserva-
Otion of African American
History of Nassau County and
the Florida Humanities
Council, will sponsor the fol-
*African American Read-In
Chain at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at
the Fernandina Beach
branch, Feb. 3 at the Yulee
branch and Feb. 5 at the
Join local community lead-
ers, teachers, ministers and
youth as they read selections
from books, poems and
speeches by African-Ameri-
cans on Feb. 2 from 6:30-7:45
p.m. at the Fernandina Beach
branch. Come prepared to
share a 1-3 minute reading of
a poem, short picture book or
excerpt from a book authored
by African-Americans. Call
277-7365 or 548-4467.
* The American Beach
Cookbook by Marsha Dean
Phelts on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Peck Center.
Marsha Dean Phelts will dis-
as you travel around the coun-
try. Vifia joven, or young
wine, often has a bit of aging,
but not enough to be a "crian-
za." Crianza is wine aged two
years with at least six months
aging in oak. Reserva normal-
ly has aged at least three
years with at least one year in
oak and two years in the bot-
tle. Gran Reserva has aged at
least two years in oak and
three in the bottle; this wine
is made from exceptional vin-
tages. Look for the word
afiejo (aged) on the label to
determine the number of
years the wine matured
before bottling. Vendimia, the
vintage year, is not often
found on the lower priced
Spaniards as most Spanish
wines are blends, although
100 percent tempranillo is
Tempranillo is the most
distinguished and long-lived
vifia, and can produce deeply
colored, complex, aromatic
dinner wines as well as lighter
everyday reds. Fine tem-
pranillos have characteristic
aromas of chocolate, coffee,
smoke and overripe plums.
Garnacha (known as
grenache in southern
France), makes light-colored
wines low in acidity and tan-
nin, high in alcohol, with rich,
peppery fruit and spicy cinna-
mon notes. I consider it more
of an aperitif red because it
doesn't have the tannins
needed to deal with beef and
its complex nuances tend to
overpower light meat.
Monastrell grows well in
the warmer regions of Jumilla
and Vecla in southern Spain
so it is fruitier and high in
alcohol with some tannins.
Both garnacha and monas-
trell are often used as blend-
ing components to add these
characteristics to tempranillo.
Personal tastes will determine
which blend you will like. If
are $4 and available at the
door. Call 277-1225.
The 13th annual
Desserts of Amelia, a
fundraiser for Fernandina
Beach Middle School, will be
held Feb. 6 at the Atlantic
Recreation Center from 6-8
p.m. There will be live enter-
tainment, desserts from
restaurants around the island
and a silent and live auction.
Tickets can be purchased
through the school or from
any middle school student or
teacher. Tickets are $10 and
in addition to entry to the
event include a chance to win
one of three prizes.
The Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
its annual Valentine Card
Party on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at
the Clubhouse at 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd. All card games,
board games, Dominoes and
Mahjongg are welcome. Cost
is $5 per person and dessert
will be served. Call 321-1752.
Faith Christian Academy
presents the Ninth Annual
Father/Daughter Ball from 7-
10 p.m. March 14 at the
Amelia Island Plantation
Ballroom. Tickets are $85 for
father and daughter and $40
for each additional daughter;
or $100 and $45 after Feb.
28. Tickets are on sale at
Faith Christian Academy,
96282 Brady Point Road,
Fernandina Beach. Call 321-
The Amelia Island Film
Festival will host a Valentine
Dinner and Movie at the
Palace Saloon on Feb. 14.
Cocktail hour will be at 6 p.m.,
dinner at 6:30 p.m. The movie
is "What Just Happened?"
starring Robert DeNiro and
Sean Penn. Tickets are $25
and will be on sale shortly.
cuss her latest book, The
American Beach Cookbook,
which contains 300 pages of
traditional and contemporary
recipes. Phelts is the author of
An American Beach for
African Americans and is a
freelance writer and photogra-
pher for The Florida Star
* Faith, Scholarship,
Service: Dr. Mary McLeod
Bethune, on Feb. 23 at 6:30
p.m. at the Peck Center.
Travel back to 1954 to
meet the founder of Bethune-
Cookman College in Daytona
- a visionary educator, civil
rights activist and presidential
advisor. Dr. Mary McLeod
Bethune, portrayed by Ersula
Knox Odom, shares stories
about her life and accomplish-
ments. Sponsored by the
Florida Humanities Council.
All programs are free and
open to the public. Persons
with disabilities requiring
accommodations should call
277-7365 or the Florida Relay
Service at 1-800-955-8771 at
least 5 days in advance.
you prefer lighter, calmer
wines, you will not like the
spicy, peppery notes provided
by garnacha blends. If you
like zinfandel or Shiraz you
will give these wines high
marks. Monastrell is my pref-
erence for sangria because of
its fruitiness, although using
a Rioja wine in the fruit drink
does add a tangy quality.
Rioja wines, from north
central Spain, are built around
tempranillo with techniques
from Bordeaux, including
aging in oak. Most Riojas are
blends using garnacha,
mazuelo and others. A very
few blend tempranillo with
cabernet sauvignon. Because
of the high cab tannins, these
blends are preferred with
beef. Rioja wines have a sharp
quality with fruity, spicy char-
acteristics and some volatility
in the aroma. Of all the
Spanish wines, I think Riojas
are the most distinct.
Cava is Spanish sparkling
wine made from white grape
varieties like macabeo, parel-
lada and xarel-lo. Freixenet
($8 to $11 locally) is a popular
As for my favorite, Sangre
de Toro, it is a blend of gar-
nacha and carifiena. It has
deep ruby color with rich,
complex Mediterranean aro-
mas with exuberant notes of
spices and blackberries. Like
many Spanish wines, it has an
earthy, rustic appeal, much
like the mountainous region
north of Barcelona where it is
vinted. It is a no-nonsense
wine that is enjoyable all by
itself or with a wide variety of
foods. I successfully matched
it with a grilled Portobello
mushroom sandwich and I
bet it will be a good compan-
ion for a PB&J. And it comes
with a little plastic bull!
Robert Weintraub writes
about wine monthlyfor the
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904-753-3935 MLS#47409 $298,000 904-415-1589 MLS#47465 $99,900
204 Work Wanted
CONCRETE WORK - All types slabs,
driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. No
job too big or too small. Licensed &
SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
206 Child Care
HORSE BOARDING - in Yulee. We
offer full board only. Call 583-0278.
$350 per month, multiple horse
S 503 Pets/Supplies
FULL TIME OPENING - available in AKC SHELTIES - 1 male (4 yrs old),
my home for your child age 1 yr and and 1 female (3 yrs old). Free to
up. Call Jamie at (904)557-5682. approved home only. Call 583-7844.
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.
301 Schools &
SELF DEFENSE - for women and men.
Learn traditional Aikido, a non-
aggressive Martial Art. Dan Kelly (904)
1 306 Lessons/Classes
PRIVATE GUITAR INSTRUCTION -
beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.
Place Your Ad
Call (904) 261-3696
FREE FEMALE CAT - named Tammy.
About 2 years old. Spayed. Needs good
home. Very lovable cat. Call (904)225-
MANX MIX KITTENS - $35/each.
601 Garage Sales
ESTATE SALE - EVERYTHING MUST
GO. Make best offer. Fri. & Sat., 9am-
1pm. Riverside subd. off Barnwell Rd.
MOVING SALE - Upright Sears
toolbox, pictures and knick-knacks,
China, Crystal, bookcase, book cabinet,
CD towers, bicycle, more. Sat. & Sun.,
8am-2pm. N. Fletcher to Giselle, turn
L; follow round curve to 1555 Lisa.
DOWNSIZING SALE - 1031 N.
Fletcher. Inside upstairs Apt. #2. Fri. &
Sat., 9am-4pm. Sale includes many of
my mother's items. Not much
furniture, mostly smaller items: Sofa,
electric stove, sin. apt. refrigerator,
bookshelves, many kitchen items.
Dishes, pans, glassware, Ig. mixing
bowls, newer punch bowl set, cast iron
kettles, cookbooks, utensils, toaster
oven, towels, pictures, small stereo,
collectibles, some vintage items, fast
food toys, costume jewelry, lots of
misc. Too much to list.
UNCLUTTER YOUR HOUSE, GAR-
AGE, ATTIC! - Rent a 10x10 booth.
$175/mo. + 10% comm. Eileen's Art &
Antiques, 702 Centre. (904)277-2717
I 01 Garage Sales I
ARNOLD RIDGE SUBDIVISION - off
Chester Rd. Large yard sale. Furniture,
clothes, misc. items. Sat. 1/17, 8am-
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE -
Corner of Simmons & 1st Ave. Lots of
stuff: artwork, furniture, picture
frames, and lots of misc. household
items. Sat. 1/17, 7:30am-12 noon. No
CATS ANGELS THRIFT STORE YARD
SALE - Sat., 8:30am-3pm. 709 S. 8th
St. Books, household, & more.
1602 Articles for Sale
End of Year Clearance
Diamond earrings, diamond tennis
bracelets, colored gemstone jewelry.
Shop now for Valentines. Amelia's Fine
Jewelry, 317 Centre St. (904)277-
METALWORK COAT RACK - Iron
work in 3D done by Torch & Saw.
Shows realistic trees and man-horse-
campfire. Holders for coats made of 2
horseshoes each. 4' long, 5" deep.
$900/OBO. By appt. 556-9528
ORIGINAL ACRYLIC PAINTING -
4'x5' framed painting by Robyn Caspari
of 2 impressionists horses in reds,
purples, & golds. $5,000/OBO. By
TREADMILL - ProForm 415 Crosswalk
- powered incline; six programmed
workouts plus freestyle - handles work
arms & upper body. $215. 261-0720
FOR SALE - Complete home
furnishing, misc. items, Ford Escort
Station Wagon, new Thomas the Train
& Brio. (904)261-8079 or (904)910-
POTTERY BARN - 4 sided desk w/4
chairs, 2 double lockers & matching
bookshelves, off-white bead board,
great shape, $500. Joanna 277-1170.
1 603 Miscellaneous
Donate Your Vehicle - Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Foundation. Free mammograms, breast
cancer info www.ubcf.info. Free towing,
tax deductible, non-runners accepted.
SPRING-FED LAKE FRONTAGE
Nature Lover's Delight
Spacious Kitchen, Separate Office
Carolyn Cherry Screened Porch
904-583-0607 MLS#47862 $299,900
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.
124' MARSH FRONTAGE
South Amelia Island
Cleared +.36 Acre Lot
Abundant Bird Life
904-261-0347 * 800-262-0347
311 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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806 Amelia Dr. - 4BR/2.5BA - $419,000
3201 Eventide Ct - Surf - 3BR/3.5BA - $1,150,000
1790 Heather St - Amelia Park - 4R/4Ba - $679,000
1801 Park Ave - Amelia Park - 3BR/2BA - $578,000
97070 Caravel Trail - Pirates Woods - 3BR/2BA - $325,000
86099 Moriches Dr - N. Hampton - 4BR/4BA - $409,900
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609 Appliances l
G.E. WASHER & DRYER SET - 6 mos.
old, extra large capacity, like new
condition. $500/OBO. (904)261-3466
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)
1 618 Auctions
Foreclosed Home Auction - Florida
statewide auction starts Feb 7th. 1000
homes must be sold! Free brochure
IRS VEHICLE AUCTION - 1/21/09,
10am, Sarasota, FL. Must be onsite,
1361 W. University Parkway. For more
info call (954)654-9899, email
Sharon.W.Sullivan@irs.gov or visit
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
m m .
701 Boats & Trailers
172 BAY HAWK 88 - Center console,
Evinrude 70, runs perfect, great river
boat! Electronics, Bimini. $2,500. (904)
16'9" BOSTON WHALER - w/70hp
Mercury Force motor & trailer. $3,500/
14' Happy Trails Boat - Gator trailer,
15hp Evinrude motor, bait well, rod
holders, swivel seats, new gas tank,
good cond. $1200. (912)882-5921
1705 Campers & Supplies
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
3BR/2BA - in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
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.
804 Amelia Island Homes
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
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)
ON ISLAND - House for sale, 1330
Clinch Dr. 2BR/1.5BA, eat-in kitchen,
large family room & separate living
room with fireplace. The home is
currently rented. Great investment.
$153,000. 415-0371 or 415-3160
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
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
BEAUTIFUL OCEANFRONT CONDO -
in Sand Dollar Villas. Recent multi-
million renovation. Best view in com-
plex, on 3rd floor. $399K. (904) 234-
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call
(904)261-4066 for information. C.H.
HOME BUYER'S SEMINAR
January 22, 2009 @ 7pm
Learn About Today's Housing Market
100% Financing & $0 Closing Costs
Location: 30874 Paradise Commons,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(Amelia Lakes Clubhouse)
Sponsored by -
Century 21, John T. Ferreira
January 18, 2009 - (904)277-2332
852 Mobile Homes I
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 SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $700/mo. + $700 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
BLACKROCK AREA - 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
8n0 df ma m/ I RENT TO OWN - $550 down, no
808 Off Island/ le interest. 2 & 3 BR Units available in
trailer park. Call (904)572-2330.
Sun. 01/18/09, 1-5pm
861452 North Hampton Club Way
4/4 w/bonus room. 2994sf. $399,900.
Will consider lease w/option.
BY OWNER - 3BR/2BA in Riverside
subdivision off Barnwell Rd. Large
fenced backyard. $199,900. (904)
YULEE - $3000 CASH AT CLOSING -
3BR/1BA, CH&A, newer roof, windows,
cabinets, carpet. Appraised at
$117,000. Asking $75,000. 491-3330
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. $169,900. (904)277-8780
S 809 Lots
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.
ONE ACRE WOODED LOT - on South
end of Amelia Island. Private road off
AIA. Build your dream home with
marsh views. $425,000. Call (631)
FLORIDA FORECLOSURE - 37 ac.,
$39,900. Nice homesite setting in
picturesque oak grove. Tons of deer &
wildlife. Perfect for hunters. Call Jack
at (800)242-1802. ANF
20+ ACRES - & & post & beam barn
$119,900. New 22x30 post & beam
barn built on gorgeous 20+ acres in
the country. Potential to subdivide.
Near FL/GA border - 90 minutes
Jacksonville. Exc. Financing. Call now
(800)898-4409 ext. 2167. ANF
LOT FOR SALE - .67 acres on Roses
Bluff Rd. 475+ feet of road frontage.
MARSH FRONT LOT - in Jordon's
Cove on McGirts Creek. Approx. 3/4
acre. $89K. Financing available. Call
813 Investment Property
EXCELLENT LOCATION - 2105
Belvedere Ave. Great project home for
remodel and flip. $109,000. (904)753-
814 West Nassau County
NEW 3BR/2BA - on 1.25 acres. Oak
cabinets, garden tub, tiled baths. Well,
septic tank. Owner financing w/
approved credit. Pymts as low as $987
w/down pymt. (904)753-2155
S 817 Other Areas
VIRGINIA MTN CABIN - Ready to
move in. Great views. Near large
stocked trout stream, private, 2 acres,
only $159,500. (866)275-0442. ANF
Golf Lot Bargain - Now $39,900 (was
$139,900). Includes membership! Rare
opportunity to own a beautiful view
homesite in upstate SC's finest golf
community - now for a fraction of its
value. Paved rds., water, sewer, all
infrastructure completed. Get much
more for much less. Low rate financing
avail. (866)334-3253 ext 2126. ANF
TENNESSEE LAND RUSH - 1+ acre to
2 acre homesites, wood, views. Start-
ing at $59,900. TN River & Nick-a-Jack
view tracts now available. Retirement
guide rates this area #2 in US places
to retire. Low cost of living, no impact
fee. (330)699-2741 or (866)550-5263.
Ask about mini vacation. ANF
MID TENN MTNS. - By owner, 5
acres, perfect mountaintop cabin-site
w/woods. Small stream in back of
property. A must see! $26,900. Owner
financing. (931)445-3611. ANF
851 Roommate Wanted
FRIENDLY, PROFESSIONAL FEMALE
ROOMMATE - needed to share 2BR/
2BA condo. $450/mo. + 1/2 utilities.
No pets. (912)674-8489
ROOMMATE WANTED - to share a
clean 3BR/2BA house close to beach.
$500/mo. includes utilities and wireless
852 Mobile Homes
FOR RENT - Mobile homes in Nassau
Acres MHP, Pages Dairy Rd. $500/mo.
+ $250 dep. More info, please call
Debi @ (904)759-3897.
I SINGLEWIDE 1BR/1BA - in Nassau-
LOWEST PRICE - at Ocean Park. ville. Washer/dryer, new stove and new
$329,000 for upscale, designer owned carpet. Clean rental. $485/mo. Call Jay
condo. 40+ upgrades. (478)256-5563 @ 904-728-4421
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 -c- BEDROOMS
Limited Time I * W/D Connections
* Large Closets
ii Pirvate Pations
* Exercise Room
* Close to Shopping
* Twenty Minutes to
Jacksonville & Fernandina
City Apartments with Country Charm
37149 Cody Circle
Eastwoo O aks Hilliard, Florida
APARTMENTS Mon.- Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt.
DWMH - 3BR/2BA, great condition &
location in Yulee, 1/2 acre lot.
$850/mo. + deposit. (904)430-7676
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
or monthly. In a campground. (904)
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - Private
location, new paint. $650/mo. +
deposit. Call (904)583-1431.
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. $700/
mo. + $700 deposit. (904)753-0165
MH FOR RENT - 2BR/1.5BA on large
lake lot. W/D included. $700/mo. +
$700 dep. Service animals only. Call
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - on 1.5
acres,. nice clean place on Lonnie Crews
Rd. $800/mo. + dep. (904)866-7880
3BR/2BA SWMH - on 1/2 acre lot
Yulee area. $750/mo. + $750 dep.
(904) 491-4383 or (904)237-7324
2BR MOBILE HOME - on 1 acre land,
with pond. Great fishing. $625/mo.
ROOMS RENT - Blackrock, 4BR. $400/
mo. Utilities included. (904)753-2457
3BR/2BA FURNISHED - Mature,
clean, responsible. $384/mo. + 1/3
utilities. No pets. (904)718-0248 or
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
1BR APT. FULLY FURNISHED - A.I.,
gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. $1050. No smoking. (904)
206-1071 or 321-4262
2BR/1BA Furnished Oceanfront
Duplex - for rent at 830 N Fletcher.
Master bedroom & living room that
opens onto a covered oceanfront deck.
CH&A and washer/dryer. Rent is $1000
downstairs with $700 deposit. $100
off 2nd months rent with minimum 6
month lease. All utilities included.
No smoking. Service animals only.
Good credit & references required.
Please call 277-3317 or email
2BR/1BA Unfurnished Beachside
Duplex - for rent at 832 N Fletcher--
less than 200 feet to the beach. Living
rooms open on to covered oceanview
decks. Completely remodeled through-
out with new paint, flooring &
appliances. Each unit has CH&A &
washer/dryer. Rent is $975 upstairs
with 6 month lease & $700 deposit---
$100.00 off 2nd months rent with
minimum 6 month lease---All utilities
included except telephone. Service
animals only. No smoking. Good credit
& references required. Call 277-3317
or email rlemmond (comcast.net.
835 ELLEN ST. - (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. $875/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
OCEAN VIEW 2BR - No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
OCEANVIEW - 3BR/1BA luxury
duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. Fletcher.
$1025/mo. + dep. (904)386-1005
OCEANVIEW - Upstairs duplex, 2BR/
1BA. A/C, hardwood floors, dish-
washer, W/D hookup. $850/mo. 57 S.
SMALL 1BR - at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
included. References, deposit required.
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,
W.H./Office with Apartment
on South Island 3,218 sf $2,500/mo.
Warehouse - 4,368 sf
Hair Salon - Mid Island
www.acrfl.com * 904.261.2770
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608 S.8tl St
m. Femandina Beach FL 32034
608 S. aij St._____________
Place Your Ad Today! CURTISS H.
Call (904) 261-3696 LASSERRE
CURTISS H. Real Estate, Inc.
Real 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
$1,250/mo. + util.
*3BR/l.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
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* 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
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Amelia Island FL 32034
Amelia Realty REALTOR�
- Cell: (904) 861-7823
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AMELIA ISLAND REALTY
Office: 904-348-0277 * Fax: 904-548-0271
Listed and sold properties on 3 continents. Last 6
years focused on Amelia Island and Yulee as well
as Georgia s Kings Bay Naval base area covering
the quaint GA cities of St. Marys and Kingsland.
453797 St. Rd. 200 #3
Yulee, FL 32097
(904) 261-0347 OFFICE
(800)262-0347 TOLL FREE
(904) 206-3380 CELL
Each Office is Independently 311 Centre Street Amelia Island, FL 32034
Owned and Operated www.amelia4sale.com
Come see this stunning 2nd floor 31R/38A Beachside Villa on
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Bank Foreclosures - 4BR $25,000
only $225/mo. 3BR $12,500 only
$199/mo. 5% down 15 years @ 8%
apr. For listings (800)366-9783 ext
2BR/1.5BA - top fir of duplex, 1 bik
from ocean, new hdwd firs, W/D.
Water/sewer/garbage furn. Also 3BR/
2BA avail. $975 lease/dep. 583-0095
CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS - Up to one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
NICE 2BR/1BA - Newly refurbished.
$480-$580/mo. (904)315-1757 or
Marsh Cove Features:
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $675
* Located on the marsh
* Swimming pool
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.atcdeveloDment.com.
858 Condos-Unfurnishedl 859 Homes-Furnished 111860 Homes-Unfurnished
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-
857 shed dina Shores. $775/mo. + deposit. No
7 Condos-Furnihe smoking. New carpet/paint. Call 277-
1818 day, 261-3423 after 6.
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION -
Beautifully furnished 2BR/2.5BA. W/D,
pool. $1100/mo. + utilities. No
1BR FULLY FURNISHED CONDO -
Utilities included. $1175/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
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Both of these communities are less than 2 miles
from the beach and you can walk to the shops and
restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia center!
M4 UdA! (904) 261-0791
CAPE SOUND TOWNHOUSE - 3BR/
3BA, 2786 sq. ft., private elevator,
garage, stainless steel appliances,
gated with pool, fitness center.
$1450/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.
2BR/2BA FLAT - at Amelia Woods,
pool, tennis and near beach. Available
now. $850/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.
2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE - 1 & 1/2
blks to beach. Renovated. Patio, W/D,
new appliances. $1000/mo. 833A
Tarpon Ave. (904)206-0817
AVAILABLE NOW - at the Colony,
2BR/2BA, 2-car garage townhouse.
Close to beach & shops. $875/mo. +
utils. (904)261-1431, (904)556-5162
3BR/2BA CONDO - in gated
community, close to shopping & school.
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.
LUXURY CONDO - 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-
2BR/2BA CONDO - on the water in
Amelia Lakes, 1st floor, beautiful
fitness center & pool. $850/mo. Call
FURNISHED OR UNFURNISHED -
Beautiful new decor. 3BR/2BA. $880-
$980/mo. (904)315-1757 or 613-8401
1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Surfside Properties, Inc. Trh Smith (904)277-0907
3/2 MOBILE HOME on over 4BR/1.5BA block home on 3/2 IMMACULATE home OCEAN FRONT 5/5 Gorgeous
an acre. Corner lot and fenced, island, North 14th, needs TLC. in Spanish Oaks. Fenced totally fully furnished beach home
$99,000 MLS #48333 $5,000 upgrade allowance, back yard. MLS# 48084 room in the the wshouse. Mumostse
$189,000 MLS# 47266 $180,000 1,900,000 MLS# 45754
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS
I ON ISLAND
* 210 S. 10th Street, 2/1, $600
* 205 S. 9th Street 3/1, Neat small home
* 340-A Tarpon Ave 2/2 2 blocks from the
beach $750/mo. includes water
* 806 S. 9th Street 3/1, older home, near
*535-B Ocean Ave 2/1, $830/mo. includes
I OFF ISLAND
* 463313 SR 200 2/1 Block home w/fenced
yard. $600 /mo.
* 85399 Brooke St. Well-maintained, nice 3/2
on an acre $800/mo.
* 75161 Edwards Rd 2/1 with 1/1 on the
water. Boat slip, 3 car garage, large deck,
dock gated. Reduced $1,200/mo.
* 76163 Long Leaf Loop 4/2 very nice, large
home in Timbercreek, Community Pool. Yard
Maint included. $1250/mo. Avail 6/1/09
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Over 24 Years As Amelia Island's #1 Property Management Company 1880 S. 14th St., Suite 103* Amelia Island, FL 32034
Rental9s Rentas Rnas Rnas
Summer Beach Village - 3BR/2BA,
gar., furn, gated comm., pool, mins to
beach. $800/wk. (off season), $2300/
mo. incl util. 261-6204, 206-0035
3/2 DW - approx 1700 sq ft.
Fireplace, DW, utility room, 2 refers, 1
acre. $900/mo + deposit. (904)556-
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.
OCEANVIEW ESTATES - 2100sf 4BR/
2BA w/garage, 600' to bch. $1600/mo.
(incl. lawn care). Avail. early March.
2817 Laguna Dr. (478)731-9305
3BR/2BA - Meadowfield Bluff subd.
$950/mo. First & last month. Call
3BR/2BA HOME - in town. 1 yr. old. 1/2 OFF 1ST MONTH - BEST DEAL.
For rent or sale option. Rent credit. LEASE/OPT/BUY. Newer 3BR/2BA
(904)753-0025 home in Heron Isles, CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $950/mo. (916)300-3039
CHARMING 1BR HOUSE - 3 blks from
8th St. $550/mo. + utilities. Deposit &
ref's required. Some work in exchange
for rent possible. (904)206-4169
3BR/1BA HOUSE - on island,
$750/mo. + security. Also, private 1
room furnished w/bath, refrigerator &
TV, $450/mo. (904)225-2484
3BR/2BA Foreclosure! - $11,000.
Only $199/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $259/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
American Beach - 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1200/mo. Beach-
way - 23732 Arrigo PI., 3BR/2BA,
1960sf, pool, $1300/mo. Beaches -
3453 First Ave., 1452sf, 4BR/2BA, 1
bik ocean, $1300/mo. Don Brown
Realty at 225-5510 or 571-7177.
DOCK YOUR BOAT - & live on Lofton
Creek. 4BR/3.5BA, newly remodeled.
$1500/mo. + deposit. Call (904)206-
3BR/2BA - brand new house for rent.
Very beautiful. 2 min. from Historical
District. For information call 12-5pm,
3BR/2BA - in Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease option possible. $1300/mo.
Foreclosed Home Auction - Florida
statewide auction starts Feb 7th. 1000
homes must be sold! Free brochure
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
PHEASANT LANE - 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, large backyard. $1000/mo.,
deposit/references. Service animals
only. Call Sherry 261-3507 w/CB
Jasinsky & Associates)
1ST MONTH RENT FREE - 4BR/2BA in 1387 FIR ST. - Centrally located
Lakewood subdivision. $1200/mo. 3BR/2BA, 2-story townhome w/garage.
(904)753-4559 Pets welcome. $950/mo. Available
now. 1st mo's electric free. 335-0307
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
3BR/2BA - Pirates Woods on water.
Great views. 1600 sq. ft., screened
porch, 2nd floor deck, W/D. $1200/mo.
(904)491-0519 or 945-2139
4BR/3BA - in Ocean Oaks, pool,
2812sf, close to beach. $1950/mo.
Available now, executive relo terms
3BR/1BA - CH&A, hardwood floors,
new appliances, fenced yard, patio,
shed, close to schools. $950/mo. First,
last & good references. (904)583-5205
YULEE - 86093 Kutana Dr., 3BR/2BA
MH. Very clean and bright, privacy.
2200SF HOME - 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage att-
ached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1450/mo.
2815 Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230
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Best Address in Fernandina Beach
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
'UNLIKE THE REST!'
V Fitness Center
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/ Gated Community
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - ON ISLAND
* 16 N. 18th Street - 4BR/2BA two car garage, large deck with fenced
in yard. Includes lawn service. $1150
* 19 Marsh Bay Court - 3BR/2BA Beautiful home located in cul de-
sac, solid surface counter tops in kitchen and baths. Lovely lanai.
* 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. $1050
* 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 covered patio
and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fireplace in
living room. $1795
* 95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio
and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining 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 control. $1300
* 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.
* 86164 Cartesian Point Drive - 3BR/2BA home located dose to I-95
in beautiful Cartesian Point. $1200
* 95107 Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks) - 3BR/2BA home with
large fenced in lawn, split floor plan with extra room off of the entry
that can be used for guest bedroom or office. Available Feb. 1st. $1200
* 1N 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
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) - 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to
the Y.M.C.A. and centrallylocated near shopping centers. $1800
* 2999 1st Ave. B - 3BR/3.5BA. 2 car garage. Ocean views. Screened
porch & short walk to beach. $1695
* 2840-A S. Fletcher downstairs - 2BR/1BA, newly renovated with
new appliances. Oceanfront. Great views. $1250
* 966 Chad Street - 3BR/2BA very well kept townhome. Airy floor
plan. $1100 Reduced to $995
* 4750 Westwind Court (Colony) - 2BR/2BA large two car garage.
Unit includes fireplace, whirlpool tub, and jennaire grill in kitchen.
Community pool and tennis courts. $900
* 404A Mizell (Amelia Woods) - 2BR/2BA condo located one block
from beach. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service.
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in a gated community off AlA off of the Intercoastal water-
way. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
* 2700 Mizell 504-A - 3BR/2BA enjoy summer days in the communi-
ty pool. Water, garage, sewer, lawn and pest control included. $995
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place - 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gated
community. Enjoyluxuryliving in this up-stairs unit with elevator in
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) - 3BR/2.5BA Beautiful maintained
home located across from neighborhood park. Wood floors through-
out lower level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes courtyard for
relaxing evenings. $1400
* 2418 N. First Ave. - 2BR/1BA located only one block from the
* 415 South 14th Street - 2BR/2BA very well kept home with rear
fenced in yard and two car garage. Centrally located. $1050
FURNISHED - ON ISLAND
* 6353 Fernandina Shores - 2BR/1 1/2 BA Great condo located 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 furnishings, and windows everywhere.The
upper level deck has stairs that take you right to the beach. Home is
completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment. $2250
* 2700 Mizell 401-B - 3BR/2BA Fully furnished. All appliances and
cookware. Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100
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office suites. Located near AlA and style home. Close to shopping, dining and two bedrooms units available.
Highway 17. Wireless internet and and schools. Large backyard. One car Large pool, workout facilities and gated
security system provided. As low as garage. $1,075/mo community. Starting at $800.00/mo to
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85449 Bostwick Wood - 5 ..r .~iF - ,. L;,u>cr . it.. ,n ,h upgraded 4944 Windward Cove - 4BR/2BA home with split floor plan, screened in
kitchen. Screened lanai overl. - .k , Il .; ..11 n m.rh, nr, Offisland. porch, fenced in back yard. Short walk to beach,. awn care. On Island.
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2919 South Fletcher - 3BR/2.5BA town home beautifully decorated and 2642 Delorean- PR4 2- \4h..rr... r nh 1,ir..-.:..r rtr.r.'.n.u] m..~ir.r ,.n
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living.Builtinbookselvesin family ,ninJin.1 i1,r m..
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97228 Morgans Way - .-r. -. ,:.n 1 mi, :....i-..i ippr.:.. 1,450 st Nice
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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
$169,000 - MLS# 47177
Like New 3BR/2BA in Nassau Lakes
Brad Goble - 261-6166
$1,200,000 - So. 8th Street - MLS# 43189
1.3ac Out-Parcel - Concurrency, Utilities
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
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$1,495,000 - S. Fletcher, Ocean Front - MLS# 45255
On two hbuildahble lots. Demo & Rental permits in place.
Brad Goble -261-6166
$585,000 - Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365
4BR/3BA - 2578sf - In Seaside Subdivision
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
$425,000 - S. Fletcher Lot 50'x100'
Ready to build - Plans Available 2700 s.f.
Brad Goble - 261-6166
$142,000 - The Palms - MLS# 45243
2BR/2BA - Many Upgrades
Brad Goble - 261-6166
$172,000 - 1311 Broome- MLS# 47106
1375 s.f. Open Floor Plan
Brad Goble - 261-6166
86059 Remsenbeg - 3BR/2BA 1.500 sq. ft home. Huge backyard. Indudes
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1881 Floyd- 3BR/2BA with detached garage, riii ...r h. ... .u crnL
home. Walking distance to the YMCA, lawn rt ii...IuicIl r i.n,i
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96020 Statlight - BR/2BA backs up to pond, fresh paint, split floor plan. Off
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2157 Pebble Beach - 3BR/2.5BA w/upgraded kitchen, granite counter tops, 1,' , :. _.h I FI!" Fi 4 h.. 1c l ' i rtHrteni N ir. H .H . ..k r' .,I Ih-nn-I
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823 N. Fletcher - (up) 2BR/1BA furnished, ocean view with sunroom. On
86158 Sand Hickory T. - Beautifl 4BR/3BA home with bonus room and full
bath that could be used as 5th BR, apx 2500 sq ft: livin room and dining
room, covered screenedlanai overlooking pond, Offlsland $1395/mo.
86088 Santa Barbara - 2BR/2BA. Each BR has own BA. Fenced backyard and 1
car garage. OffIsland. $950/mno
4807 St. Marc - 2BR/2BA town home with large oversized master suite. On
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* Lanceford Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Barrington Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Beech Street * Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
SALES * RENTALS * PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
SEASIDE - Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817
AVAILABLE NOW - 2BR/1BA home on
island with hardwood floors & all
appliances. $825/mo. Call 415-0303.
3BR/1BA - w/2 car garage. Min 1 yr.
lease. $925/mo. 1 month security dep.
required. 627 Donnie Lane. (904)
861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
BUSINESS OFFICE - 500 sq. ft.
Zoned MU1. Excellent location. Call
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
Downtown & 14th Street. 150sf to
1500sf. Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-
SEVERAL OFFICES - from $225 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities. 3 above
Palace Saloon and 1 next to Amelia
Insurance, Sadler Road. Call George
SMALL OFFICE AVAILABLE - for rent
starting at $250/mo. Call (904)261-
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
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
LINCOLN - 2000, Town Car Signature.
White, tan leather, cassette/CD
changer, loaded, clean, high miles,
maint. records. $4,999 firm. (904)261-
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.
S 902 Trucks
1987 DODGE DAKOTA LE - V6, long
bed P/U. $2500 Firm. (904)556-1251
Marsh Cove & Somerset
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