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Nassau County Commissioners
expressed caution Monday about pur-
chasing a property down under the
Shave Bridge for conversion to recre-
ational land.
Kevin McCarthy, owner of the now-
defunct Down Under Restaurant,
offered to sell the property to the coun-
ty as a possible parkland site. However,
commissioners raised questions about
access and the costs associated with
preparing the site for recreational use.
"My concern is that we don't know
what this property has," Commission
Chairman Barry Holloway said. "It
may not be (Americans with
Disabilities Act) compliant.... I mean,
we might not even be able to use this
"That (restaurant) building has to
be torn down," lie added. "We might
be looking at $1 million to buy the
property, and then maybe another mil-
lion to fix it up so we can use it."
"My concern all along has been
that it's going to take at least $1 million
to get this up to compliance. It's not
PARK Continued on 3A



on track'

In spite of the economic downturn,
Nassau County's revenue 'stream
remains strong, the head of the coun-
ty's Office of Management and Budget
told the county commission Monday.
"I believe I've got some good news
for Nassau County," Ted Selby told
the commissioners. "In every one of
these (revenue sources), with one
exception, what we
have (collected) is
greater than what we
typically collect."
For instance, the
county is budgeted
to collect $53.1 mil-
lion in ad valorem
taxes this year. In the
Selby first quarter, $35.3
million was collected
about 66.5 percent
of the total budgeted. Based upon a
five-year average, the-county has usu-
ally collected only 49.25 percent of
budgeted ad valorem taxes by the end
of the first quarter.
The only major revenue stream that
performed below the five-year aver-
age was the half-cent sales tax. Of $3.3
million budgeted, $751,211 or 23.07
percent has been collected. The five-
year average is 23.17 percent.
However, the shortfall was so small
that Selby said it wasn't worth worry-
ing about. "It's a matter of $8,000 and
change," he said.
"I'm often asked by citizens how
we're in this situation, and I wish I
knew," he added. "All your major rev-
enues are on track."
The county's expenditures are also
on track, Selby said. He did caution,
however, that expenditures by the
Building Department shotild be mon-
itored, since that department's rev-
enue has dropped in the wake of the
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.A fisherman tries his luck from the south jetty at the St. Marys River inlet. 'Our fishing columnist
says this should be a good weekend for black drum fishing. A local fisherman caught a pending
Georgia record drum on the north side of the inlet Monday. Story, photos, 14A.

A walk across Spain to raise

fundsfor cancer research

Cancer survivor Robert
Rogers says there are
many reasons people
decide to embark on a pil-
"Some people decide to take
this time out to mark a special
event in their lives. Others seek
healing from a physical illness or
recovery from a traumatic life
event. Many others simply want to
do it to spend time on their own,
thinking, reflecting, and praying -
just being. All these things hold
true for me."
Rogers has wanted to walk the
historic Camino de Santiago de
Compostela route in Spain for 18
years but put it off for one reason
or another.
"After my diagnosis with col-
orectal cancer and the recent death
of my mother, who had planned to,
accompany me to Spain to see me
off, it became very clear that we
cannot postpone our dreams and to
fulfill them really makes life worth
Rogers says the cancer commu-
nity in which he found himself is
truly inspiring and much larger
than one would imagine.
"This disease does not discrimi-

Robert Rogers leaves March 29 to take a 1,000-kilometer walk
across Spain to raise funds for the Moffitt Cancer Center in

nate. The men, women and chil-
dren with whom I share this chal-
lenge are some of the strongest,
bravest individuals I have ever had
the privilege of meeting. Together
with the amazing staff at Moffitt
Cancer Center, we worked to cre-
ate an atmosphere of healing and

hope in the midst of a life-threaten-
ing illness ... and it is for them I am
walking, as well."
Rogers says he is well on the
way to recovery, and has been
given the thumbs-up for his "little
ROGERS Continued on 3A

14th St. site cleared for Aging use


ty annex.
The site had long been consid-
ered as a possible location for the

The city of Fernandina Beach and council's new building, but environ-
Nassau County are moving forward mental concerns and the cost of
with a plan to find a new home for the demolishing the old building had
Nassau County Council on Aging, stalled the plan. Environmental
which must relocate from its current assessments were ordered to deter-
Baptist Medical Center-owned loca- mine if the site contained any con-
tion by 2011. At issue is a county- taminants, thus necessitating a cost-
owned property on 14th Street, orig- ly cleanup. At Tuesday's meeting of
finally the site of Humphreys the Amelia Island Joint Local
Tn..4__-;,. -Aa 1i-.... ..... --- ng Agency comprising the

city and county commissions -
County Coordinator Ed Sealover had
some good news.
"The two environmental assess-
ments have been done, and both of
them have shown that there is noth-
ing to be concerned about," Sealover
said. "We're also putting together the
specs for asbestos removal" in prepa-
ration for demolishing the current
AGING Continued on 3A



for city
Qualifying begins today for this
spring's city elections. Two commis-
sion seats will be on the ballot.
Mayor Bruce Malcolm plans to
seek reelection to his commission seat,
while Commissioner Ron Sapp said he
would not seek reelection.
The contenders for Sapp's seat
include former city manager Larry
Myers, a longtime local public official,
and local businessman Tim Poynter,
both of whom have said they intend to
Contenders for Malcolm's seat
include former city fire marshal Jeffrey
Bunch, who declared his intent to seek
Others who have taken out packets
from City Hall and might or might not
- run include forfier county commis-
sioner Jim B. Higginbotham, busi-
nessman Jim Ewing, Historic District
partisan Chuck Hall, Peter Mallory, a
former candidate for the Ocean
Highway & Port Authority, and former
city police officer Shane Waas. Former
mayor and commissioner Greg Roland
took out a packet but apparently has
decided not to seek election again.
Other candidates could come for-
ELECTION Continued on 3A


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Lime St.,

City commissioners discussed the
possible use of some leftover grant
money to make infrastructure improve-
ments in the Southside neighborhood
during a special meeting last week..
Although the -city did not qualify
for a Community Development Block
Grant for the area last year, it may be
able to use $63,000 from a CDBG grant
that was awarded several years ago.
Lime Street may also get infra-
structure improvements if the county
approves the use of 501 District impact
fees for the project.
The CDBG Citizens' Task Force
last year identified three streets in the
downtown Southside neighborhood
that needed improvement; the city
applied for the CDBG grant in August.
Sections of Cedar, Fir and Kelp streets
were chosen because they lead to a
school, a community center and several
churches in the neighborhood.
According to city Grants
Coordinator Cheryl Nichols, all CDBG
grants are $600,000. The money, if
awarded, must be used for repaving,
sidewalk construction and storm drain
Nichols said after the meeting that
about $160,000 was left over from a
grant awarded five or six years ago,
and the state allowed the city to keep
the money.
The state is also allowing the city to
use $63,000 to make improvements
because the identified area was proven
to be of low and moderate income. The
rest of the money will be used as lever-
age to apply for a new grant, Nichols
Surveys were done in the neigh-
borhood by several members of the
task force, but the area did not qualify
because there were not enough low-to-
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ry committee on fisheries
proposed a saltwater license
for all fishermen.
February 12, 1959


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water treatment facility in
Fernandina Beach.
February 8, 1984


The city appointed Fred
Hayes as its new manager in
a 4-1 vote, with a $68,000
annual salary plus benefits.
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Class of'80
The Fernandina Beach
High School Class of 1980
reunion committee is plan-
ning the 30th class reunion.
Send any comments or ques-
tions to: classofl980fbhs@ya


Free screening
FDLRS-Child Find offers
free screening and informa-
tion for children who may
have difficulty in one or
more of the following areas:
learning, seeing, speaking,
walking, playing or hearing.
Call 800-586-9579 to set
up an appointment to have
your child tested. Nassau
County provides early inter-
vention for qualifying chil-
dren birth through three
years of age. Free pre-
school or walk-in programs
exist to help children ages
three to five years that are
struggling to qualify in any
of the areas listed above.

Nassau County Adult
Education and Nassau
Community Academy offer
free classes for those inter-
ested in receiving their high
school diploma, GED or
Ready to Work credential.
Classes are held at four
locations: Callahan,
Fernandina Beach, Hilliard
and Yulee. Hours are 5:30-8
p.m. Monday through.
Thursday, except Hilliard,
which is 5:30-8 p.m. Tues-
day and Thursday. After-
noon classes are from 12:45-
erial 3:15 p.m..Tuesday,
nt g Wednesday and Thursday.
For information call 491-
vs Providers" 9899, .ext. 1259, or 491-9953,
W ext. 1293.

Teri Daggett and
Shannon, Kelly will host
"Pray, Chant, Meditate" at
Kinderstudios, 528 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina
Beach, on Feb. 15 at 5:30
p.m. Admission is one can
-of food for Hope House. All
are welcome.
Ubraries closed
Nassau County Public
Libraries will be closed Feb.
16 for President's Day. The
book drops will remain
open and no fines will be
assessed that day.
NACDAC meeting
Members of the commu-
nity interested in the pre-
vention and elimination of
underage drinking and
other drug use within
Nassau County are invited
to attend this month's '
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and
Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC)' meeting on,
Feb. 17 at 4 p.m.
NACDAC It meets the
third Tuesday of every
month at 4 p.m. at the
County Building at 86026
Pages Dairy Road in Yulee.
Retired educators
The Nassau County
Retired Educators Associa-
tion will meet at Yulee High
School on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.
The Executive Committee
will meet at 9:30 a.m. Dickie
Anderson, Amelia Island
Book Festival chairperson,
will be the speaker. Retired
educators are invited to
attend and are asked to
bring their volunteer hours
for literacy and community
service since March 2008.
Refreshments will be pro-
vided by Willie Mae Ashley
and Martha Owens.
For more information
contact Stanley Lofton, pres-
ident, at 225-9365.
Stroke support
Savannah Grand Assis-
ted Living Residence, 1900
Amelia Trace Court, Fern-
andina Beach, will hold its
next stroke support group
meeting on Feb. 18 at 10:30
a.m. Dr. Barbara Browning
will speak on the causes of
stroke and the result on
brain functions. For more
information call 321-0898.
Homeless coalition
A membership meeting
of the Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County
will be held on Feb. 19 at
9:30 a.m. at the Peckl
Center. For information
about the coalition or about
this meeting call Tom
Washburn at 491-1753.


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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

N1 N.papers,

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Legal Notices: Friday, noon
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Class of'89
The planning committee
for the 20-year reunion of the
Fernandina Beach High
School Class of 1989 is trying

to locate classmates and their
contact information. Please
provide your contact informa-
tion to: Jenna McMonagle
Scott, P.O. Box 677, Alma, GA
31510, e-mail genna_rae@ or call (912) 632-

Reunion organizers for the
Fernandina Beach High
School, Class of '99 are work-
ing to locate class members.
Contact Trish Lute at www.


Paid obituary policy
Our policy: The News-Leader strives to make this list a complete record of deaths involving Nassau County
residents and their families. Please ask your funeral home or cremation society to fax us or e-mail us with all
death notices. Death notice listings are free and include the deceased's name, place of residence, age. date of
death, service date and name ofthe funeral home or cremation society handing the arrangements. For a paid
detailed family-placed obituary, have your funeral home fax (261-3698) or e-mail the information to
sperry@flbnewsleadercom. Deadlines are noon Tuesday for the Wednesday newspaper and noon Thursday for
the Friday newspaper. Any billing questions can be directed to the business office at 261-3696.

Adam Wesley
Adam Wesley Bridgers, age
37, passed away suddenly at
home in Roc.helle, Ga., on
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. He was
born on Oct. 13, 1971 in Atlanta.
He was the son of Robert and
Marilyn Bridgers,of Fernandina
Beach, and Marty and Ken
McKie of Rochelle, Ga.
Adam attended Rochelle
and Fernandina Beach public
schools and graduated from the
Georgia Institute of Technology
with a Bachelor of Industrial
Engineering degree. ,
Adam was a talented and
creative person with many'
interests and hobbies.
Adam is survived by his
wife, Mary Kay McCarty
Bridgers, son, Everett Doster
Bridgers, brother Matthew
Bridgers, of New Orleans, La.,
sister Amanda, McKenzie
(Douglas) of.Gray, Ga., nephew
and namesake Wesley
McKenzie, grandmother Mary
Wyl Doster of Pineview, Ga.,
and many aunts, uncles, and
Arrangements for services
will be handled by Frazier and
Sons in Rochelle, Georgia and
are incomplete.
Frazier and Sons
Rochelle. Ga.

William Irvin
Mr. William Irvin Dennard
Jr. of Fernandina Beach passed
away. on Thursday, Feb., 12,
2009 at the, McGraw Center in
Oxley -Heard FuneralDirectors

"Bob" Larsen
Mr. Robert 0. "Bob".Larsen,
age 88, of Fernandina Beach
passed away on Tuesday after-
noon, Feb. 10, 2009 at the
Morris Center of Community
Hospice in Jacksonville.
Born in Clearwater, he was
the son of the late Frederick
and Florence Ogden Larsen. At
the age of nine,
his family
moved to
Pa., where he
was raised. Mr.
Larsen gradu- .__
ated from
Lower Marion

High School in Philly, attend-
ed Utah State University and
was a graduate of Penn State
University where he earned his
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Agriculture. He worked in Sales
and Marketing for the Dupont
Chemical Company in
Wilmington, Del., for 25-30
years before retiring in the late
After retirement, he and his
wife settled in Elkton, Md., to
be near family. In 1991, his wife
of 37 years, Elizabeth Larsen
passed away. Mr. Larsen con-
tinued residency in Elkton until
2002 when the winters in the
North encouraged his move to
Fernandina Beach where a son
and his family lived. An avid
"do it yourselfer," his family
recalls his constant home
improvements, and testing
newly created chemicals on the
family lawn. He was a member
of the Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, Fernandina Beach.
Mr. Larsen was preceded in
death by: his first wife,
Elizabeth "Lilo" Jueger Larsen,
and a sister, Arline McGarvey.
He leaves behind, his wife,
Grace" Moore Larsen,
Fernandina Beach, two sons,
Eric Jan Larsen (Rebecca),
Fernandina Beach, and Chris
Ogden Larsen (Bonnie),
Wilmington, Del., a daughter,
Lisa Maria Haney (Paul),
Elkton, Md., six grandchildren,
Spencer Lee Larsen, Robert
David Larsen, Timithy Larsen,
Jonathan Larsen, Sarah Monroe
and Brittany Haney, niece,
Patricia ;"Bunny" 'Jackson,
Jacksonville, and two nephews,
Robert McGarvey, Jacksonville,
and Stephen McGarvey, Coral
Memorial services will'be at
4 p.m. today from the Burgess
Chapel, with the Rev. Ray
Ramsburg officiating.
Mr. Larsen will be laid to
rest at a later date, in a private
family ceremony.
Guests and friends are invit-
ed to visit from 3 p.m. until the
hour of service at the funeral
home and following the serv-
ice at a reception at the home of
* his son.
Please share his life story
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

James Samuel
Mr. James Samuel "Skip"


Sponsored by the IRS VITA Program (Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance) in partnership with the Nas-sau County
Public Library System and the FCCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center, a mobile van equipped with 10 computers and two
tax assistants will be available Feb. 18-20 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
at the FCCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, Yulee branch
library, 76346 William Burgess Blvd., Yulee. Residents
should have their returns finished when they go to the van.
The assistants are trained in tax filing. Returns will be filed
using TurboTax. The assistants can help with questions
and will help with the actual filing of the tax return on the
computer. Appointments will be taken at all branches of the
Nas-sau County Public Library System. Appointments will
be taken first, walk-ins are welcome. This service is free.
For appointments call your local library branch:
Fernandina Beach, 277-7365; Yulee, 548-4467: Callahan,
(904) 879-3434; Hilliard, (904) 84-5-2495: and Bryceville,
(904) 266-9813.

The Nassau County Public Library System and the
Nassau County Council on Aging are offering free tax
assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
program, or VITA. Appointments will be taken first. Bring:
Photo ID, Social Security card. last year tax return and eco-
nomic stimulus payment.
Dates and locations are: In February, 1-5 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursdays at the Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th
St.. and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the MLK Center, 1200 Elm
St. In March. 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at the
Council on Aging and 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the MNLK
Center. April, through April 13, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the Council on Aging and 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday at the MLK Center.
To make appointments call your local library branch:
Fernandina Beach, 277-7365: Yulee, 548-4467; Callahan,
(904) 879-3434; Bryceville. (904) 266-9813; and Hilliard,
(904) 845-2495. Persons with disabilities requiring accom-
modations should call 277-7365 or the Florida Relay
Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 72 hours in advance.

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Pratt, age 63, former resident of
Fernandina Beach, passed
away on Wednesday, Feb. 4,
2009 at Huntington Memorial
Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif.
Born in Petersburg, Va., he
was the son of James Henry
Pratt, deceased, and Maple
Russell Pratt.
Being raised in Fernandina
Beach, Mr. Pratt was a graduate
of Peck High School, where he
was afi aspiring musician per-
forming in the Junior and
Senior Band. He attended
Florida A&M and Barber
College in Jacksonville. At the
age of 19, he enlisted in the U.S.
Air Force where he remained
for four years.
Upon being honorable dis-
charged, he left for California to
pursue his dreams of music and
photography. -
As a longtime resident of
California he became an accom-
plished musician, playing the.
trumpet, bass guitar, keyboard,
drums and piano; as well as
composing and writing music.
Mr. Pratt was a former
member of St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Fernandina
He is preceded in death by,
his father, James H. Pratt.
He leaves behind, his moth-
er, Maple R. Pratt, Fernandina
Beach, a dearly beloved aunt, C.
Rose Russell, Jacksonville, first
cousins, Kenneth Russell,
Kathryn Russell (Verno), and
John Russell, second cousins,
Raven Russell and Tarique
Russell, all of Jacksonville, and
many other loving family mem-
bers and friends.
Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14,
2009 at the Elm Street Church
of God with the Rev. Terry
Pugh, presiding, the Rev. Earl
Richo, eulogist, and Deacon
Leon Grant, assisting.
The cortege will assemble
and depart from the home of
his mother.
Mr. Pratt will be laid to rest
in the family section of Bosque
Bello Cemetery.
Military honors will be
accorded by the East Nassau
County Honor Guard.
The repass will follow at Elm
Street Church of God.
Guests and friends are invit-
ed to visit on Friday from 5-7
p.m. at the funeral home.
'Please share his life story


Nominations for the 2008
Elsie Harper Volunteer of the
Year Award are now being
accepted. If you know anyone
who has been an outstanding
volunteer in any of the follow-
ing categories: Working with
Youth and/or Youth Perfor-
ming Volunteer Services;
Helping the Elderly; Social
Service Volunteer; or Com-
munity Enrichment Volunteer
and wish to nominate them in
one or all categories, contact
one of the following for a nom-
ination form:
The Nassau County
Volunteer Center, 1001
Atlantic Ave., Suite B,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,
City Clerk's Office,
Fernandina Beach City
Hall, 204 Ash St., Fernan-
- dina Beach, FL 32034, 277-
7305, e-mail, mmercer@ You can also obtain a
nomination form on the city of
Fernandina Beach's website,
Deadline for nomination
forms is March 6. There is no
age limit. The awards will be
presented at the Annual
Nassau County Volunteer
Center's Volunteer Luncheon
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center on April 23
from noon-l:30 p.m. For more
information, contact Jayne
Conkin at 261-0346 or Nassau
County Volunteer Board'
Director Gail Shults at 261-


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PARK Continued front 1A
like this is a vacant property,"
said Commissioner Stacy
Johnson. "It might not be the
best place for a park. I'd just be
embarrassed as a county if we
spent so much money on a
property and then had to
spend that much more just to
be able to use it."
County Attorney David A.
Hallman also cautioned that
access to the property might
actually be owned by the
Florida Department of
Transportation. "I've been
advised that there may be
some issues with access to the
property.... You may want to
do a thorough title search to
make sure the access is with-
in the bounds of the property
you're buying," he said.
"Commissioner Johnson
correctly pointed out the dem-
olition costs," Hallman added.
"There may be hazardous
materials to be disposed of.

COUNTY Continued frqm 1A
housing bust and the county's
decision to halve building per-
mit fees last year.
"The Building Department
is probably the biggest, con-
cern we have because of the
rate that revenue is coming
in," he said. "We will have to
keep a close eye on the Build-
ing Department. ... It's not at
a critical juncture at all, but
we will need to keep an eye on
Selby also mentioned the
county's decision to suspend
impact fee collection for a year.
"The revenues for impact fees

AGING Continued from 1A
The city has agreed to
shoulder $150,000 of the esti-
mated $420,000 cost of demo-
lition. "The first thing that
would happen is an interlocal
agreement," said City Attorney
Tammi Bach. "... That would
begin with $25,000 in Decem-
ber." The city would contribute
an additional $50,000 in 2010
and $75,000 in 2011.
"Is there a possibility of
having this interlocal agree-
ment so at the next planning
session we could move on it?"
asked County Commissioner
Mike Boyle.
"I don't see why not," Bach
County Commissioner
Stacy Johnson asked that the
interlocal agreement not limit
use of the site to the Council
on Aging in the event that the.
council could not make use of
the property.

We could take a wild guess as
to what that would cost, but
none of us are trained to do
Several commissioners felt
that rather than purchase prop-
erty without consulting the tax-
payers, the county should do a
needs study to determine what
kind of parkland Nassau
County residents were inter-
ested in, and purchase land
accordingly. "I think it
behooves us to move slowly
and carefully before we pur-
chase any property," Commis-
sioner Mike Boyle said.
Commissioner Danny
Leeper, who first brought
McCarthy's proposal before
the board in January, said he
was disappointed that interest
in the site seemed to have
The commission instruct-
ed staff to do a needs study
before proceeding with a pur-

are off, of course, but it does-
n't really affect us in any way
because the money for your
approved capital improvement
projects is already there," he
'This will all be online if
you or any citizen wants to see
it," he added. The first quarter
budget review should be avail-
able online sometime this
week, according to the Office
of Management and Budget.
Those wishing to see the
review should visit www.nas- and click on
"BOCC Budget Documents"
under "Most Accessed

"I agree with Commission-
er Johnson that we shouldn't
tie ourselves down to any one
agency," County Commission
Chairman Barry Holloway
said. "If some other group
comes in for a public purpose,
we should be able to do that."
"The way the ordinance is
written, we don't even men-
tion the Council on Aging,"
Bach said. She added that the
ordinance would allow the site'
to be used for any public pur-
Boyle stressed the fact that
the city and county could now
move ahead without under-
taking a massive cleanup oper-
ation. "I think a lot of us were
expecting some very 'bad
neivs," he said. "It was a pleas-
ant surprise to find out that it
wasn't contaminated, and
clearing that site is going to
be a lot cheaper than we
thought it would."

Vision 2032 hearing Wednesday

The Nassau County Com-
mission will hold a special
workshop meeting at 6 p.m.
Wednesday to present the final
plan for the county's Vision
2032 project.
The Vision 2032 steering
committee, chaired by Growth
Management Director Walter
Fufidio, began holding public
meetings last .February. Citi-

zens attending the meetings
stressed. the importance of
improving education, and
access to health care in the
The workshop session will
be held in the commission
chambers at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex, 96135
Nassau Place in Yulee. The
public is invited to attend.

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ward, since qualifying for the
election does not conclude
until March 13.
To qualify, candidates must
present either petitions or pay
a fee. There also are campaign
contribution reports and other
requirements for candidates,
who must live within city lim-
its to seek one of the five city
commission seats.
Information about qualify-
ing can be found on the city's
website or at
the city clerk's office in City
Hall, 204 Ash St.
The general election is
April 14, with a runoff set for

Continued from 1A
"I will have a couple of tests
just before my departure, as a
final precaution. I still have a
chemotherapy port, which
needs to be flushed periodi-
cally. This can be taken care of
at a couple of cancer facilities
along the route. I don't spend
a lot of time thinking about
those things-... and simply
choose to be optimistic."
The former assistant direc-
tor of the Amelia Arts Acade-
my until his diagnosis, Rogers
will begin his walk in Seville,
averaging about 15 miles a day
for 50 days, covering about 650
miles until he reaches
Santiago de Compostela.
The route he will travel has
been used for roughly a thou-
sand years by other pilgrims
and there are Albergue de
Peregrinos, very basic accom-
modations set up in churches.
or town halls specifically for
those undertaking the trek.
Rogers said the terrain
would change dramatically
during his journey, beginning
with a flattish landscape with
scrubby vegetation, very large
cacti, cotton fields, orange
trees and cork plantations'as
he moves north from Seville to
There will be the charac-
teristic white-painted houses
with thick wallsand wrought
iron, fields full of wildflowers,
wide, shallow rivers to ford,
Roman stone bridges, small
villages with their tiny
Baroque churches, 15th and
16th century fortified castles,
wooded areas with centuries-
old trees, and the peaks of
Mone Mayor with tempera-
tures ranging accordingly.

of My life

May 12 if needed. The new
commission, and a new mayor,
would take office May 19.
The city commission
selects the mayor, but by tra-
dition the commission follows
voters' choice at the April elec-
tion from among those com-
missioners not up for election.
This year they are Eric
Childers, Susan Steger and
Ken Walker.
Elections are for three-year
terms, though there are char-
ter amendments on the ballot
this spring that if approved
would lengthen terms to four
years and change the election
date to November to coincide
with state and national elec-

"I am walking the Via de la
Plata alone ... with my map and
my camera," said Rogers, who
will eat tapas, bocadillos (sand-
wiches) and tostadas on his
journey but said it isn't uncom-
mon for locals to invite pil-
grims into their home for a
home-cooked meal.
"Friendships are formed
that often last long after you
have left the trail."
Rogers believes it has
become clear with the recent
challenges he has faced that
life is truly precious and noth-
ing should be taken for grant-
"From the time I was a
small boy, my parents always
encouraged me to pursue all
my dreams ... with fearless
enthusiasm. I just feel life
unchecked can sometimes
become a bit like a vortex ...
lived with blinders, so to
speak. Life is grand and full of
distractions ... both good and
bad. It's important to try to
take a step back and recog-
nize the beauty in the details ...
the smallest things can bring
incredible joy."
Rogers plans to keep in
close contact with his dad,
stepmother and three-year-old
daughter, Remy, during his
"I will be thinking of my
family every minute of every
day, trying to entertain them
with photos as often as possi-
ble and, more often than not,
holding an arm in the air look-
ing for cell service!"
Anyone interested in sup-
porting Rogers' efforts to raise
awareness and prornote early
screening for cancer and
research at the Moffitt Cancer
Center can visit www.actun-
der50.oi-g to make a pledge.

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One Thousand, Four Hundred, Fifty Seven, Days have gone by.
And still I have this aching,
And a deep longing inside.
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moderate income households
to make the project cost-effec-
According to Mike Spino,
vice chair of the task force, the
surveys found that there were a
number of unoccupied homes
in the neighborhood.
"There was fairly low densi-
ty on some of the streets," said
Spino. "We didn't find a lot of
people living there ... to drive
the numbers."
As it turned out, the city did
. not qualify for the grant because
only 10 low- to moderate-income
households were identified in
the area, which would have
meant $60,000 per household.
The threshold 'for funding is
$16,000 per household, but the
city did receive points for having
16 very-low-income households.
Fernandina Beach also was
competing with many other
small cities thit have popula-
tions less than 50,000. Bigger
cities don't have to go through
the state because they auto-
matically have the density to
qualify them for the federal
The Southside neighbor-
hood, which is bounded by
Beech and Lime streets to the
north and south, and Eighth
and 14th streets to the east and
west, has been of some concern
to city officials and residents
because of a lack of storm
drains and sidewalks, and some
areas of blight.
The area was thought to
meet one of the three grant
requirements, which was that
at least 51 percent of the resi-
dents must have low or moder-
ate incomes. The other two cri-
teria are that the area be a
"blighted area as identified by
state or local law," or that con-
ditions "pose a serious threat
to those living in the area."
Lime Street, which is par-
tially owned by the county, was
also brought up at the meeting
as an area of concern because it
has no sidewalks, but an ele-
mentary school and a hospital
are located nearby.

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"We certainly need to speak
about Lime Street," said
Commissioner Susan' Steger.
"I've seen people push people
down the street in wheelchairs
... we need to discuss this at the
JLPA (Joint Local Planning
Agency meeting)," which was
held on Tuesday.
"It's clearly an area of con-
cern with the community that
we don't have a sidewalk on
Lime Street," said Spino.
City Manager Michael
Czymbor suggested that the
county pay for half the cost of
improving Lime Street, and that
the CDBG task force should get
together for a "much larger
match." "We need the county's
approval and participation with
this project," he said. "We
believe it's a safety and com-
munity priority issue."
"It's a safety issue with kids
on the street," said Vice Mayor
Ken Walker. "There are no
school crossing guards there
on Lime Street ... all they have
is School Zone signs."
Commissioner Ron Sapp
noted that Lime Street was a
county road even though there
is city property on both sides.
He also noted that he believes
$1 million is available in county
impact fees that were collected
in the city.
Czymbor said that money
was dedicated for a 14th Street
project, but the city could ask to
use it for Lime Street. City staff
has estimated it will cost $46,000
for sidewalks and $75,000 for
storm drains on Lime Street.
Spino noted at the end of the
meeting that Fernandina Beach
should have a comprehensive
plan. for sidewalks throughout
the city, but especially in the
Southside neighborhood.
"The inability to cross the
threshold with income will be a
problem (in getting future
grants)," said Spino. "The neigh-
borhood is hot dense, so we
have to look for federal projects
that will meet that criteria."
After attending a workshop
in March on filling out the appli-
cation, the task force and city
staff will reapply for the CDBG
grant in June or July.

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American Beach groundbreaking

A groundbreaking cere-
mony for the commencement
of the American Beach
Community Center project is
scheduled at 1 p.m. Wednes-
day at the corner of Mary and
Julia streets in American
The project has been on the
county's books for years, but
experienced numerous delays.

In 2004, a sign was erected pro-
claiming the site at Mary and
Julia streets as the future loca-
tion of the center. The sign
bore the names of the county
commissioners. None of those
commissioners remains in
The public is invited to be
present at the groundbreak-


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performing volunteer services; volunteering with seniors; social service
volunteer; and community enrichment volunteer.
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Beach, FL 32034. The deadline for nominations is March 6, 2009 and the
recipients will be recognized at the April 23, 2009 Nassau County
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Center from 12:00 pm 1:30 pm.
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Leeper tospeak
Nassau County Commis-
sioner Danny Leeper is
scheduled to participate in a
"Commissioners & Conser-
4I7 -1by the
r Sierra Club
from 9-10
Leeper Thursday at
the Kof&
Haus on
Sadler Road in Fernandina
For further information
about the program, contact
Bob Weintraub at 491-6817.
Republicans to meet
The Republican Executive
Committee of the Republican
Party of Nassau County is
scheduled to hold its month-
ly meeting at 7 p.m.
S; Thursday.
Guest speak-
." er will be
h Clerk of
Courts John
Crawford The
meeting will
be held at
the County Building on
Pages Dairy Road. All
Republicans are invited.
Lincoln Day Dinner
The Nassau Federated
Republican Women and

Republican Party of Nassau
County will hold the 19th,
Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
on March 13 at the Amelia
Island Plantation Conference
Center. Laurie Firestone, for-
mer White
House Social
will be the ,.
speaker. -
She will
share her
experiences Firestone
during the
George H.
W. Bush administration with
special emphasis on her
duties, which included plan-
ning and executing state din-
ners, luncheons and recep-
tions for President Bush and
First Lady Barbara Bush.
Tickets are $90 for the
dinner and general recep-
tion. For those wishing to
attend a private reception
with Firestone and the din-
ner, tickets are $150 (Council
of 100 members $120).
The private reception for
Firestone will be held from
5:45-6:30 p.m. and the gener-
al reception will start at 6:30
p.m. followed by dinner at 7'
Reservation deadline is
March 4. Checks should be
made payable to The Repub-
lican Party of Nassau. County
and mailed to P.O. Box
15573, Fernandina Beach FL
32035. Dress is black tie
optional. For further informa-
tion, call Republican head-
quarters at 491-5544. .


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Conversation Feb. 26

A "Community Health
Conversation" will be hosted
Feb. 26 by State Rep. Janet
Adkins and the Health Planning
Council of Northeast Florida,
Inc., in cooperation with Florida
Community College at
This event, from 6:30-8:30
p.m., will be held at the FCCJ
Betty P. Cook Nassau Center in
the 'Red" Bean Training Center
Building located at 76346
William Burgess Boulevard in
It will focus on discussions
facilitated around three primary
topics: Medicaid reform, Cover
Florida health care access pro-
gram and federal health care
Medicaid Reform is of spe-
cial interest as four of Northeast

Florida's counties (Baker, Clay,
Duval and Nassau) are partici-
pating in a statewide Medicaid
reform pilot initiative.
Cover Florida allows insur-
ers to create health insurance
products that are affordable and
guaranteed to Floridians who
have been without insurance for
at least six months, or who are
recently unemployed even if
there are pre-existing health
conditions. The coverage is vol-
untary for both individuals and
for employers, and the policies
are portable (allowing employ-
ees to take their coverage with
them if they change jobs).
The public is invited to attend
this event.
For more information, con-
. tact Amanda Young, communi-
cations coordinator, at 491-3664.

Community Newspapers
A controversial bill that
would rezone a portion, of the
Mayport fishing village for a
cruise ship terminal was set for
a vote Tuesday night, but at the
last moment the item was sent
back to committee for review.
Jacksonville City Council
President Ronnie Fussell sent
the rezoning bill back to the
Land Use Committee just hours
before a vote before the full
council was to be held.
The Land Use Committee,
which is chaired by. Art
Graham, already approved the
bill, and Graham said Tuesday
morning itwas his understand-
ing a vote would be held at the
evening meeting.
A crowd of speakers was
expected, but council staff said
they would be asked to hold

Ferry closed
The Mayport Ferry is
closed for routine inspec-
tion and maintenance.
Tony Orsini, director of
ferry operations for the
Jacksonville Port Authority,
said the ferry should be
back in service Feb. 24
"assuming everything goes
OK in dry dock."

their comments until a vote is
Fussell's office said the
Jacksonville Port Authority
requested the delay "in keep-
ing with the commitment" by
the port and the council to get
more input before a vote is held.
No date has been set for a
vote and the matter is in com-
mittee indefinitely.

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County, state laws require

visible building addresses

There's an old adage in the
fire service, "We can't help you
if we can't find you." Time is of
the essence when you or your
family members need a fire or
medical response and Nassau
County Fire Rescue is urging
the community to properly post
your address for the benefit of
loved ones.
Many buildings, structures
and tenant spaces have been
erected without adequate
address numbers or other iden-
tifying means to help emer-
gency responders find them
A Nassau County ordinance
requires buildings to have
approved address numbers,
building numbers or building
identification placed where it is

plainly legible and clearly visi-
ble from the street or road
fronting the property.
This is such an important
matter that the Florida Fire
Prevention Code clearly speci-
fies that this requirement
applies to new and existing
Address numbers shall be
of a contrasting color with the
immediate background of the
building or structure on which
* such numerals are affixed. If
the building front is obstructed
from the roadway view by any
means, the numbers will also

be posted on a post, sign or wall
positioned in such a way as to
be seen from either direction of
approach by emergency vehi-
Address numbers shall be
not less than three and one-half
inches in height foirresidential
structures. Commercial struc-
tures are required to use
numerals at least six inches in
Numbers shall be made of
durable, weather resistant
material, permanently affixed
to the front of the building or

Juvenile stunned with Taser

A Nassau County deputy
used a stun gun on a male juve-
nile Monday afternoon after the
boy allegedly refused to stop
According to a Nassau
County Sheriff's Office report,
which did not reveal the age of
the Yulee boy, the boy was
taken into custody and tem-
porarily committed to a mental
institution after he confessed
to deputies he'd made threats of

killing himself.
According to-the report,
deputies arrived at the boy's
home to find him fighting with
his father. The boy tried to run
away when deputies arrived at
the home, but his father
restrained him and, after he was
hit with the stun gun, deputies
took him into custody.
The boy's mother told police
he had not been taking his med-
ication and had been "acting
out" recently. She said she
ordered the boy to get dressed
for a doctor's appointment, and

he spit at her face and chest.
She told deputies her son
made several comments about
taking pills or drinking bleach
"so he could just end it all." *
According to the report, the
boy admitted to making these
The boy's mother said he
started fighting with his father
when he tried to talk to him
about his refusal to go to the
The boy was treated and
released by paramedics for his
injury from the stun gun.

Man accidentally shoots himself in leg


A 47-year-old Hilliard man
drove himself to a nearby firp
station Monday after he acci-
dentally shot himself in the leg.
Carey E. Griffin was at
Griffin Taxidermy at 37045 Lee
St. when he was putting his .44-
caliber pistol into a holster and

accidentally shot himself in his
right leg.
According to a report of the
incident, Griffin then drove him-
self to the Hilliard Volunteer
Fire Department while bleed-
ing from his right leg.
Griffin was taken to Shands
Jacksonville by helicopter.
In the Nassau County
Sheriff's Office report of the

incident, it says deputies noted
"large amounts of blood in the
floor board of... Griffin's vehicle
and along the ground near the
driver's side door."
Pictures of the blood were
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Gullah/Geechee culture in Florida

James Williams III of
Fernandina Beach cherishes
the memories of his teenage
years working on a fishing boat
with his father.
Williams would have pre-
ferred doing something other
than his job as a mess boy. But
the atmosphere around his dad,
Samuel Williams, and the crew
uplifted him. The crew of 22
mostly local black men had an
organized ritual for performing
their duties. They were "humble
men" who knew their work and
did it "singing and harmoniz-
ing," Williams said. Only a few
of the fisherman remain. But
their legacy, continues through
their families. And their contri-
butions hold an important place
in Amelia Island's history.
When the Gullah/Geechee
Cultural Heritage Corridor
Commission arrives in Fern-
andina on Thursday, they will
visit the city's "working water-
front" and other key sites, off
and on Amelia Island, related
to the historical legacy of the
culture and its people. Then the
commission will dialogue and
take input from the public dur-
ing *"Reflections: Nassau
County's Gullah/Geechee

History," at 7:30 p.m. in the
Peck Community Center, 510
South. 10th St. The Black
History Month program will
pay tribute to the fishing and
shrimp boat captains and crew
with roots in the culture.
The fact that the culture can
be found in Florida often brings
looks of surprise and curiosity.
"I thought they were in South
Carolina, out on the islands,"
may be the reply. But consider
how many of our "nanas,"
"papas," "ma-dears" and "me-
maws" were born on or near
the Sea Islands of South
Carolina or Georgia?
The misinterpretation of the
Gullah language and the
derogatory use of the word
"geechee," contribute to those
who descend from the culture
dissociating from it. When used
to offend someone, the word's
* connotation is akin to the term
"bama" or "country." All are in-
tended to indicate someone who
lacks sophistication or class.
But anytime words are used
to castigate and deride, consid-
er the source. No people would
call themselves "ignorant" or
"backward" unless someone
outside the culture first planted

that idea in their minds. Can we
really afford to revise history,
and our place in it, relative to
our ancestors and their sacri-
fice, because of a word?
We cannot truly break away
from our authentic connection
to Gullah/Geechee culture. The
shout, a worship tradition of
manifesting the presence of "de
spirit," links us. The African
polyrhythms found in our music
and the call and response of our
traditional sacred songs, such as
"try Jesus (well, He's alright"),
show up with variations all along
the coast.
You may wince remember-
ing the taste of that foul medic-
inal concoction your grandfa-
ther forced you to ingest against
your will. But it broke the high
fever or cold that ailed you.
You may have a lingering
memory of hearing elders
whisper about someone "work-
ing roots," or of seeing blue bot-
tles hanging from a tree in the
Did you help plant and har-
vest the tomatoes and okra that
would be sealed in a jar and
later eaten over rice? Your
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eat fried fish in the morning.
And they don't have cutnz wid
nicknames like Ray-Ray, Bo-Bo
and Tiny, who probably hap-
pens to be a very large fella.
All these customs and folk-
ways have links to Gullah/
Geechee culture, born out of
the mixture of West African lan-
guages and traditions among
our ancestors brought as
human carg9 to the Sea Islands
and to the Caribbean to work in
the rice, indigo and cotton fields,
isolated from the mainland.
The 15-member commis-
sion, appointed by the U.S.
Secretary of the Interior,
depends on documenting the
public's input to complete a
management plan. The plan will
design a strategy for sustaining
Gullah/Geechee culture and
environmental resources from
the coastal counties of Wilm-
ington, N.C., to Jacksonville, a
coastline very familiar to veter-
an fishermen.
Williams' said his father,
Samuel, who was born in St.
Marys, Ga., worked as captain
of "one of the worst-looking,
slowest" fishing vessels, the
W.B. Blades. But neither the
boat nor his dad's limited edu-
cation limited the captain's
ability to effectively lead a
crew. An active five- or six-
month fishing season would
yield "a good living" for the
men. James Williams observed
his father methodically calcu-
late each crewmember's wage
and distribute, it in sealed
envelopes. In the off-season
he and other crew sewed fish-
ing nets or worked on shrimp
Local captains often drew
near to hear the elder Williams
"impart wisdom," because "they
respected him," his son said.
"Those kinds of memories,"
he said, are "what live inside of
James Williams, now 68 and
retired, remains employed part-
time. He credits his father with
teaching him responsibility and
the importance of a paycheck.
"He led by example."
That principle, remains val-
ued within our culture regard-
less of the name you give it.
Glenda L Simmons-Jenkins is
a Feniandina Beach native serv-
ing on the Gullah/Geechee
Cultural Heritage Corridor
Commission. The commentary
represents her personal views and
not those of the commission.


A positive bailout

for our children

We are only a few weeks
into the New Year and I
would expect that you have
either violated your New
Year's resolutions or are
waiting just a little longer to
see how faithful to them you
might be.
2009 will be a tough year
for us all. Many have lost
their jobs; we all have lost
investments. What will the
New Year bring? Will the
economy get worse? How
long will the recession last?
Our national, state and local
debt is mounting. We know
that our youth will inherit
these and other shortcom-
ings. The new commonly
used word is "bailout." It is
time that we as adults "bail
out" the younger generation
by providing them with
opportunities through better
education. We owe them the
opportunity to succeed and
grow to be better citizens
who are more capable of
handling their future.
There are two organiza-
tions in our community
whose objectives are to help
the disadvantaged and oth-
ers become more productive
during their early mid and
high school years.
The Boys & Girls Clubs
and Communities in Schools,
whose common interests are
to help kids in our communi-
ty to learn, better communi-
cate and understand what is
necessary to become more
productive in their adult-
years. The work of these two
organizations begins when
school ends. There are pro-
fessionals [including teach-
ers] as well as volunteers
who donate hours of their
time to help students with
their homework and as
important the understanding
of what they are supposed to
be learning. Reading recog-
nition is of major concern to
educators. All programs are
designed to help build lead-
ership qualities and self-
esteem that is often lacking
among many of our students.
The Boys and Girls Club
with a 22,000-square-foot
building on 12 acres in
Nassauville, has all sorts of
facilities to help over 200 ele-
mentary, middle and high
school students. The stu-
dents are bused to the club

and picked up each after-
noon by their parents or
guardians. The club is open
throughout the summer and
weekends with numerous
sport and educational pro-
grams. The Fernandina
Beach Club at Indigo and
11 lth Street operates for pub-
lic housing students living in
that area.
The Communities in
Schools program has similar
goals of building better more
productive citizens through
education, leadership and
self-esteem. CIS works com-
pletely within the school sys-
tem in Fernandina Beach,
Yulee, Hilliard and Callahan.
After-school programs
(math, English, science, for
example) take place in the
classroom supervised by
teachers and volunteers who
contribute their time to help
those who need it. There is
also a summer remediation
program for students who
have failed a subject.
Homework and self-help
programs are the priority.
There is usually time for
other recreational activities
but the focus is on learning
and understanding. From
there comes self-esteem,
positive thinking and leader-
Where do you come in?
Both organizations are in
need of men and women who
are interested in contributing
some time to help the kids
each week. You may or may
not have a particular interest
or skill but that really does
not matter. It is amazing how
many young people just want
to talk. There are too many
under privileged in our com-
munity who are crying out
for our help. It is easy to
complain about the behavior
of our youth but how many
of us are doing something
about it?
The cold winter months
are here. What a great time
to contribute a little of your-
self to the kids in our com-
munity. They need you and
you will feel better as well.
For more information on
you can help a local student,
please call the Boys & Girls
Club Bill Gower at 277-
3748 or Communities in
Schools Susan Milana at

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'Mad as hell and

I'm not going to

take it anymore'

Yikes! I'm being robbed again!
Does that feel familiar?
Well, Fernandina, we are being robbed
again and don't call the cops, they can't help.
I received my bill from Florida Public
Utilities for the $1,200 deposit they are
demanding before I received their letter
explaining why the deposit
is required.
Just goes to show you
how eager they are to get
their hands on another
windfall cash infusion.
They say they are updat-
ing their security deposits,
both commercial and resi-
dential, because the Florida
MY VIEW Public Service Commission
has demanded they do so.
However, the FPSC says
Foy Maloy. that's not necessarily cor-
Publisher rect. The additional
deposits are solely the deci-
sion of FPU.
Our records indicate that my last FPU
deposit of $75 was made in 1952 a great
year! So with interest earned over the last 56
years our deposit should be worth over
$3,000 and, minus the new $1,200 deposit, I
should be entitled to a refund of $1,875.
I would think individual account consid-
erations would be given, especially for cus-
tomers who have paid their bills on time for-
ever. I suppose the risk assessment and
survival analysis for FPU is pretty bleak
when they demand everyone to ante up?
They say the deposit will be refunded in
two years and they will pay 6-7 percent inter-
est; that's a good deal today, but who's to say
that two years from now FPU will still be in
business? What then?
Everyone is struggling to survive these
days small businesses and individuals
alike. This act is simply another "slap in the
Well, I for one am tired of it!
I've taken it from Wall Street, our finan-
cial institutions, the insurance companies,
the government and now monopolistic utili-
ty providers are getting in on the "greed
Isn't it time for all of us to be proactive
and band together and tell FPU we're not
gonna pay it! What would they do? Turn off
all of our electricity? Remove our meters?
Maybe leave town?
It's been 33 years since Howard Beale
(Peter Finch) starring in the movie
"Network" demanded people go to their win-
dows, stick their heads out and scream at
the top of their lungs, "I'm as mad as hell,
and I'm not going to take it anymore!"
Our economic situation is worse than it
was in 1976, and it was bad then.
But you know everything comes around
and maybe it's time to start screaming
again. To contact FPU, write:
Jack English, President and CEO
Florida Public Utilities
P.O. Box 3395
West Palm Beach, FL 33402-3395
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'What a

"... I can't remember if I cried
about his widowed bride. Something
deep inside, the day the music died
Sometime around 1 a.m. on Fe
chartered Beechcraft Bonanza ca
legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Vale
'The Big Bopper" Richardson cra
snowstorm outside Clear Lake Io'
the music died. That's what Don D
called it in his 1971 tribute, "Amer
Holly was on the fast track to sup(
when his rented plane plummeted
Juhl's cornfield. February still ma
world of rock 'n roll shiver.
The half century of American r
punctuated by plane crashes, dru,
suicides and murders of talented
who died too soon. Holly's crash
the first. Otis Redding was only 2(
plane crashed into a lake in Madis
on Dec. 10, 1967, killing him and
his backup band, The Bar-Kays. "
Dock of the Bay" was released a n
-A small commercial plane carr
Croce smashed into a pecan tree,
the runway upon takeoff on Sept.
Natchitoches, La., forever silencing
of "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown," andT
Muehleisen, Croce's lead guitarist
bizarre twist of fate, the pecan tre
struck was the only tree within hi
yards of the runway. It almost see
Croce, teetering on the verge of a
that would only come posthumou
tined for a meeting with that tree.
Although the band name lived
various personnel changes, Lynyi

long strange trip it's been

when I read ied in a forest near 1990, that the band manager rented to beat
rg touched me Gillsburg, Miss., on Oct. 20, traffic back to Chicago. The choppers took
1..." 1977, when the Convair 240 in thick fog about 12:44 a.m. There was a 2
Eb. 3, 1959, a cArrying the band to its next foot hill just past the landing zone. Vaughai
trying rock 1 gig developed mechanical pilot, unfamiliar with the flight pattern for 1
ens and J. P. problems and crashed, ing the area, didn't gain enough altitude an
shed in a instantly killing front man collided with the hill. Vaughan died four ye
wa. The day Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist to the day after his father's death.
McLean & Steve Gaines and his sister, John Denver, in addition to his musical
rican Pie." backup singer Cassie Gaines. stature, was also an accomplished pilot. Or
erstardom CUPOF In another ugly piece of rock Oct. 12, 1997, his Lon-EZ experimental airc
d into Albert JOE n roll trivia, Aerosmith's fight careened into the ocean off Pacific Grove,
ikes the crew inspected the plane in Calif. Investigators speculate he was trying
the summer of 1977 and switch over fuel tanks and accidentally cau
rock 'n roll is Joe Palmer determined that neither the the crash, which killed him instantly.
g overdoses, plane nor its crew were up to The sad and pages-long list of untimely

was merely
6 when his
son, Wisc.,
members of
Sitting on the
month later.
ying Jim
at the end of
20, 1973, in
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t. In a totally
e the plane
hundreds of
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sly, was des-

on through
rd Skynyrd

Randy Rhoads of Quiet Riot and Ozzy
Osbourne, died March 19, 1982 in Leesburg,
when the pilot of a 1955 Beechcraft Bonanza F-
35 attempted to "buzz" the band's tour bus.
The plane's wing clipped the tour bus and the
plane smashed into the ground, instantly
killing all aboard and burning them beyond
recognition. Rhoads feared flying and only
agreed to go when the pilot said he wouldn't.
try anything risky.
Fifties teen-idol and singer Ricky Nelson
boarded a DC-3 with others after a gig at a
club in Guntersville, Ala., on the way to a New
year's Eve sock hop concert in Dallas, Texas.
They made it as far as DeKalb, northeast of
Dallas, when the plane developed problems
and went down. Only the pilots escaped alive.
Blues guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughn
boarded one of two helicopters at the end of a
concert tour in East Troy, Wisc., on Aug. 27,




rock 'n roll deaths reads like a Shakespearean
tragedy: Gunshot wounds, stabbings, heroin
overdoses, cocaine overdoses, choking,
asphyxiation, suicides, car crashes, motorcycle
wrecks two musicians were electrocuted by
their guitars drowning, heart attacks, death
by anorexia, AIDS, liver failure and cancers of
all kinds, mostly caused by heavy drinking,
heavy drug use and hard partying. They range
from the bizarre Weather Report's Jaco
Pastorius being beaten to death by a bar
bouncer, to the insane John Lennon's mur-
der by a creep obsessed with J.D. Slinger's
Catcher in the Rye. .
Hardly any of them died old. All of them
died too soon. Here today; gone tomorrow.
Like the late Jerry Garcia said, "What a long,
strange trip it's been."
Joe Palmer of Fernandina Beach writes regu-
larly for the News-Leader


Suicide alley
Recently our community lost a remarkable
lady to a horrendous auto accident on A1A near
the (Shoppes at Amelia Concourse). This was a
heartfelt personal loss to many and a serious
loss to his community. A compassionate, caring
woman, she had pledged her many talents and
treasures to several of the cherished organiza-
tions of our community. Needless to add she
will be sorely missed.
A major contributor to the accident was the
deplorable congestion at this location of A1A.
This highway is rated a "failure condition" by the
authorities. It seems that everyone is aware of the
problem the state, our local leaders and our cit-
izens but so far there is no action to rectify it.
In fact, several new projects are contemplated
that will seriously add to the congestion as by
their very nature they depend on mobile traffic
for their success.
It is imperative that actions to correct this sit-
uation must be done and soon or this situation
will escalate dramatically and other tragedies
such as this one could be the outcome. This is
To add more development at this moment in
time to an already failed highway is either irre-
sponsible or crazy.
SDick Wilson
Amelia Island
Traffic circle, traffic mess
I agree with the letter to the editor Feb. 4
regarding a traffic circle at the end of 14th street.
What are you people thinking?
You are hard-pressed to find drivers who
even know how a traffic circle works, and you
want to put one at such a busy intersection. I can't
count how many times I have had to slam on my
brakes behind someone in the traffic circle locat-
ed at Sadler and Fletcher because they have no
clue that vehicles inside the circle have the right
of way.
And don't even get me started on the ones on
the south end of the island.
Yet our local government ignores the poor
people living on Blackrock Road. I recently drove
down this "road" and was absolutely appalled at
its condition.
Well, I suppose another traffic circle will give
us that wonderful "upper crust" feeling.
Oh joy.
Nancy Douglas
Fernandina Beach
For shame
Re: The Viewpoint "Gay clubs should not be
in our schools," Feb. 4.
You are kidding me, right? While this is an
opinion piece, it is full of misinformation and
I'm disappointed that you would deem it worthy
of sharing. Why don't you print that being black
promotes crack use and theft, or that being
female promotes irrationality and sexual sin?
Shame on you guys for promoting such crap.
Jeff Huckaby
'Raw prejudice
I must respond to the Viewpoint by Dennis
Todd (Feb. 4), in which he asserts that a Gay-
Straight Alliance club should not be allowed in
Nassau County Public Schools.
My major concern with his viewpoint is that
it demonstrates raw prejudice against homo-
sexual persons. He states that homosexuality is
a "destructive and deadly lifestyle." He attributes
promiscuity, anonymous rendezvous and bizarre
sexual acts to homosexuals, ignoring the fact
that these same characteristics are true of some
heterosexuals as well. Without providing evi-
dence for readers, he claims that homosexual
behavior is "more deadly than smoking, alco-
holism or drug addiction."
Todd cites work of the psychiatrist Dr. Charles
Socarides in the present time. In fact,
died in 2005, having never changed his long-
held position that homosexuality is a psycho-
logical disease. Of note is that one of his children
is openly gay and was an advisor to President
Clinton with reference to issues faced by homo-
Todd devotes considerable attention to writ-
ings of Kathleen Melonakos. She has apparent-
ly drawn conclusions from her years as a nurse
at Stanford, where she provided care for some
homosexual patients. As far as I can tell, her
writings provide almost no scientific evidence for
her conclusions.
Todd states, without citing a reference, that
'The Centers for Disease Control readily admits
that homosexual men are a thousand times more
likely to contract AIDS than the general hetero-

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sexual population." My research of CDC data for
this country shows that in 2005, men who have
sex with men (MSM) represented 65 percent of
male adults and adolescents and 47 percent of all
people who received a diagnosis of AIDS. If we
assume that MSM represent 2 percent of the
total population, the ratio of MSM with
HIV/AIDS to all cases of HIV/AIDS would be
55:1. In comparison with all heterosexual men,
that ratio would be 122:1. These data are a stark
contrast to Todd's assertion of 1,000:1.
The reason that the ACLU is involved in the
issue of clubs in public schools is the federal
Equal Access Act (affirmed by the U.S. Supreme
Court in 1990). This law requires that schools-
must allow creation of non-curriculum clubs,
even if the school board or principal disagrees
with the group's purpose. The law protects the
right of all groups to organize, including reli-
gious and political groups.
A strong reason for the public schools to sup-
port formation of a Gay-Straight Alliance Club is
provided by the Centers for Disease Control in
a report published in 2001, entitled "School
Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional
Injuries and Violence." It stated that, "Regardless
of a child's ethnic, socioeconomic, religious, sex-
ual orientation, or physical status, all children
have a right to safety.... Gay, lesbian, or bisexu-
al students, and students be gay by
,their peers are often victims of repeated verbal
abuse and physical assault." Such a club, com-
posed of gay and straight persons, would offer
access to education and peer support to all stu-
dents. This would hardly be considered to be a
place for promotion of potentially injurious sex-
ual activities.
Thomas Washburn
Fernandina Beach
Nassau County cops
I would like to thank the Nassau County cops
for there kindness.
At my cousin's funeral last Saturday, the mes-
sage that our patrolmen displayed on their car
('"To Serve and To Protect") was greatly showed
to our family. Because they went above and
beyond to serve showing they cared. Some peo-
ple may not know what it means to feel pain but
those that know pain know the feeling of a help-
ing hand when you need it the most.
To the officers that brought the inmate, you
were so professional and yet kind, your sheriff
should really be proud to have you on his team
because he has some that look at their position
as just a job, not to serve and protect. Once
again, thank you, no names are being mentioned
because actions speak louder than words and
God will bless you and protect you.
Sherry Small
The local paper
This is simply to endorse and join what Mavis
Jump said in her letter to the editor (Feb. 6). That
is, we need your vibrant local paper, the News-
It contains the local events, meeting results
from the city and county commission, advertis-
ing, human interest columns and more. Although

usually misdirected politically, even Coleman
Langshaw's column is fun to read.
Unfortunately, we can't say the same about
drive-by media papers like the New York Times,
Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and many
others. They have so lost any objectivity and
fairness that they are only useful for lining bird-
Even our almost local paper, the Florida
Times-Union, is rapidly in decline: It is so thin; it
can be read in five to 10 minutes. It has main-
tained Ann Coulter's delightful column and that
makes it still worthwhile.
Peter C. Jones
Fernandina Beach
Grateful gardeners
We want to thank the News-Leader for such
a great article about the 29 South garden and
"Slow Food" (Feb. 6). It has inspired many peo-
ple in our community to start their own gar-
dens! We would also like to express our gratitude
to Pat Keogh and his wife Fran,.who have gen-
erously made the land for our garden available
for us at no cost while they wait to begin devel-
opment as the market recovers.
Thank you everyone for your support!
Scott Schwartz, Nan Kavanaugh
and the folks at 29 South
Cup ofdecaffiction?
Just wondering what was in Joe Palmer's cup
of coffee when he took his alleged noisy ride
from hell through the Historic District a few
weeks ago ("It'll be quiet when we're all dead,"
Feb. 6)? Were you time traveling in a Delorean
police golf cart on the first weekend of-May or
were you having caffeine flashbacks from past
Mardi Gras?
Your subject matter touched on about every
possible genre imaginable. I have worked down-
town for the last 10 years and have never expe-
rienced anything that you described in your
noisy fictitious drive.
As far as I know there are only maybe two
establishments, three max, that have outside
music. And isn't music kind of what America is
actually known for bringing to the world (jazz,
blues, hip-hop, etc.)? And you want to eat in total
silence for 13-plus blocks?
Go find a morgue to eat at or go write for the
Taliban. I hope no one else believed your silly
noise rant editorial and hope you get a little
more creative on the next Cup of Joe and brew
it a little stronger and realistic next time.
Davey Schude
Fernandina Beach
You don't know what a hazard it is to drive at
night because of the pedestrians and bicycles in
the road not edges! Few have lights few wear
To walk the road at night, you need to wear
This one-liner should be sprinkled all through
the pages of your next newspaper!
Avoid tragedies. Thanks, and think about it!
Thelma H. Lewis
Fernandina Beach,




Caressa Spring Duncan
and Douglas Elton Turner,
both of Jupiter, were married
at 3 p.m. Jan. 3, 2009, at First
Baptist Church at Fifth and
Alachua streets in Fernandina
Beach with the Rev. Jeff
Overton officiating. The
reception followed at the
Woman's Club of Fernandina
The bride is the daughter
of Carl and Elizabeth Duncan
of Fernandina Beach.
The groom is the son of
Russell and Vicki Turner of
Fernandina Beach.

Gail Wesley Geiger and
James E. Morgan, both of
Fernandina Beach, were mar-
ried at 3 p.m. Jan. 10, 2009, at
First Baptist Church with the
Rev. Jeff Overton officiating.

Leeper- aper
Brittney Erin Leeper and
Robert Paul Raper of Puyall-
up, Wash., were married at 2
p.m. Feb. 7, 2009, in Ruston,
Wash., with the Rev. Sloan
Bain officiating. The recep-
tion followed in The Chapel.
The bride is the daughter
of Paul and Suzanne Leeper of
Bothell, Wash.
The groom is the son of

Mr. and Mrs. Raper

Bryon and Shirley Raper and
Christine Kirby of Fernandina


Henry Pertkiewicz and
Autumn Lauren-Krohn of
Fernandina Beach announce
the birth of a son, Lincoln
Henry Pertkiewicz, born at
7:38 p.m. Feb. 3, 2009, at
Memorial Hospital in Jackson-
ville. The baby weighed 7
pounds, 10 ounces and meas-
ured 21 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Wilson Roberts of Shiloh,'
N.C., and Joyce Roberts of
Jacksonville, residing in

Fernandina Beach. Maternal
grandparents are Scott
and Pattie Krohn of Cooper
City and Britanny Lauren of
Great-grandparents are
Carol Kitler of Jacksonville
and the late Fred Samuel
Kitler of Jacksonville. Great-
great-grandparents are Mary
Bagan of Poland and the late
Howard Bagan of Ireland, and
the late Tadeus Pertkiewicz of


celebrates 'Overton week'

First Baptist
Beginning Jan. 25 through Jan. 31, First
Baptist Church.of Fernandina Beach cel-
ebrated "Overton Week." A love offering
was collected on January 25.
Beginning also in January, First Baptist
began partnering with a group of other
local churches in the "Interfaith Dinner
Network." This group provides a dinner on
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights
for people who are either homeless or
need a hot meal and fellowship at the
Salvation Army Hope House on Ninth
Street. Over 1,000 meals have been served
since September. The need is great. There
are many opportunities for service: help set
up, greeters, food preparation, music, clean-
up and food or money donations.
If you feel led to help with this project,
please contact Anne Jones, DeeDee
Thornton or June Grose for more infor-
The Men's Super Bowl Breakfast
enjoyed Jan. 31, live via satellite, the 2009
Athletes in Action Super Bowl Breakfast.
They were blessed by inspiring faith tes-
timonies of Bart Starr, Tony Dungy,
Anthony Munoz and Derrick Brooks. It
all began at 8:30 a.m. in the Family Life
Center. Orville Saunders helped with this.
Valentine Couples Night Out featuring
the Burchfield Brothers in concert is
tonight at First Baptist Church in the
Family Life Center with dinner at 6 p.m.
Following dinner, those attending will
go to their reserved seats in the worship'
center for the amazing concert. Jon and
Ben Burchfield make music that inspires
the soul and mesmerizes audiences of all
ages. The concert is open to the public, but
the reserved seats, are just for those who
came for dinner.
Family Movie Night was Jan. 23 at 6:30
p.m. in the Family Life Center. Popcorn and
drinks were served. Jane Crews was in
charge of this evening.
Focus on Missions. There are several
upcoming mission trips that have spots
open for volunteers. If you are interested
in filling those spots, please contact the
noted team leader at First Baptist Church,
Slovakia: April 4-11, Doug Hodges,
(904) 879-2172, evangelism
Honduras: April 4-11, Andy Lee, (904)
879-2172, VBS, revivals
New Orleans: April 5-10, Todd Carr,
(904) 879-2172, construction, evangelism
Senegal: July 3-11, Mike Browning,
(904) 879-4730, Upward, evangelism
Worcester, Mass.: July 11-18, Larry
Tipton, (904) 879-6851, evangelism
Kenya: July 25-Aug 8, Doug Hodges,

(904) 879-2172, evangel-
ism, youth trips
Senior Saints of Sprin-
ghill Baptist Church met
Feb. 5. They had a great
year in 2008. They went
to Associational Senior
Luncheons, an excursion
on Polly the Trolley
through downtown his-
toric Fernandina, a con-
cert by Jimmy Flanagan
and participated in many
fun skits, games and
Bible-centered activities.
What will 2009 bring
our way? Boy, if we only
knew! Not sure all our
new president will be

able to do. Not sure if revival will come to
our churches and ultimately to our nation.
Not sure about a lot of things! But I do
know one thing and it's the most impor-
tant. God is still God and He is still in con-
trol! Hang on to that. You might just need
to know that somewhere along the way. So,
keep your eyes on Him. The storms may
come but we will make it through. Bless-
ings from God on you. Pastor Jackie Hayes.
Larry and Jewell Williams work with
The Old Times Group at First Baptist
Church. They always have an interesting
speaker and some musical entertainment.
Jan. 16, Thelma Lewis gave an inspiring
devotional and Susan DeVane was soloist.
She always does a superb job! Yes, Dr.
Todd DeVane is her friendly husband.
Brandon and Cameron are their two cute
sons. The Rev. Mike Reed, Minister of
Music, does a great job with the music at
First Baptist and has several soloists and
The Praise Team he can always ask to
sing. We love to hear him also!
Feb. 19 is the Associational Senior
Adults Luncheon Meeting at Gray Gables
First Baptist Church near Callahan.
Ladies of Amelia Baptist Church
planned Ladies Night Out on the evening
of Jan. 24 at Amelia. This is always a spe-
cial evening for their ladies and their
guests. Their speaker this year was a native
a Blairsville, Ga. She is a pharmacist, Bible
teacher, writer and a lover of Jesus as well
as a member of First Baptist in Blairsville.
Her name is Leah Adams and she comes
highly recommended by Joy Kight (for-
mer member of Amelia).
The Shepherd's Staff, written by Senior
Pastor Jeff Overton of First Baptist Church,
Fernandina. "Celebrate Marriage:
February brings with it all kinds of images.
We think of hearts, cupids, flowers and

candy. It seems everyone takes a moment
to turn to romance. At First Baptist Church,
we are going to do that as well. During
the month of February, I will be preaching
on marriage and family. I want to encour-
age husbands and wives to understand the
covenant they made when they stood
before the Lord and promised 'for better,
for worse; for richer for poorer; in sick-
ness or in health until death do us part.' It
seems today we have forgotten how seri-
ous those vows were!"
Feb. 15 during the morning service we
are going to share about marriage but also
have a church-wide vow renewal day. I
want to invite all couples to share in this
time. I also want to make it special for a cer-
tain group of people. If you did not have the
opportunity to share in a church wedding
and "walk down the aisle" as a bride, I
want to give you that chance. Any bride
who would like to do this, please call the
church office and give us your name. We
will have a time during the service when
these brides will walk down the aisle to
meet their grooms. I would also encourage
all who can still wear their wedding gowns
to break out and wear them. I will be in a
tux and look forward to seeing my lovely
bride as she was on that day when she
became my wife!
Many of us have known 6f Bill
Carmichael (Jacksonville FBC) for a long
time. This retiring discipleship leader
devoted four decades of change and con-
tinued commitment to transforming lives.
Bill arrived at the Florida Baptist
Convention when the average cost of a
new house was $23,450. The average annu-
al income was $9,400. A gallon of gas cost
36 cents and six cents would buy a postage
This year was 1970 and a "boyish
Carmichael" sported a shaggy Paul
McCartney haircut and wore leisure suits
.when the 30-year old Florida cracker was
tapped as associate director of the church
'Training Department."
As Bill approached this past December,
he reflected on the past nearly four decades
of ministry. As department director since
1983 he has steadfastly sought to instill
within the Florida Baptist a passion to
become fully devoted followers of Jesus
Christ. Happy Retirement, Bill! Thanks for
many devoted years of service.
Florida Baptist Children's Homes have
openingsfor house parents. Call (863) 687-
"May our Great Heavenly Father con-
tinue to watch over us and keep us in His
loving care."



Kyle Dailey of Fernan-
dina Beach graduated from
University of Central Missouri
Dec. 13 with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Business
Lauryn Haigh of Fernan-
dina Beach was named to the
Dean's list at Carson-New-
man College, a liberal arts col-
lege in Jefferson City, Tenn.,
for the fall semester.
To be named to the Dean's
List, a student must complete
at least 12 credit hours of
work and maintain a grade
point average of at least 3.5 or
better on a 4.0 scale.
Michelle Miller of Yulee
has received a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Social Science
from Western Governors
University. The online, non-

The Road Runners Club
of America (RRCA) has
named Bill Pennington, con-
ference sales manager at
Amelia Island Plantation, as its
2008 National Club Writer of
the Year, the RRCA's top writ-
ing honor. He will receive the
award at the group's annual
meeting in San Francisco in
March. Last year, Pennington
was named the Outstanding
Club Writer for the RRCA

profit university awarded
more than 600 degrees at ,, .
semi-annual commencement
ceremonies held in Salt Lake
City, Utah,'on Jan. 24.
Jessica Suh, daughter of
Kyung and SunHee Suh of
Yulee, was named to the
Dean's List with High Distinc-
tion at Grove City College, a
private Christian college north
of Pittsburgh, Pa., for out-
standing academic perform-
ance during the fall 2008
semester. To be named to the
Dean's List with High
Distinction, a student must
have a grade point average of
3.85 to 4.0.
Suh is a 2007 graduate of
Fleming Island High School
and is majoring in Christian

Southern Region. Amelia
Island Runner members who
receive the local club's
bimonthly Runner's Hi!
newsletter know his stories
reveal his enthusiasm for run-
ning and his creative writing
The RRCA is the national
association of running clubs,
events and runners dedicated
to promoting running as a
sport and healthful exercise.

The Amelia Islah'd Museum of
History, 233 S. Third St., has a new
exhibit and offer special programs during
Black History Month.
It also is offering a limited edition
poster commemorating Black History
Month 2009 on Amelia Island and the
black heroes from the past and present
who helped shape the community. The
signed rendering by local artist Mikolean
Longacre is pastel on paper and $20,
unframed. All proceeds benefit the
Other events include:
Tonight at 5:30 p.m. Jim Longacre
on the illegal slave trade of Femandina
Friday, Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. -
Special 3rd Friday on 3rd St. with Alton
Yates speaking on integrating
For more information visit or call 261-7378.

Ubrary programs
The Nassau County Public Library
System and the Friends of the Nassau
County Public Library System, in part-
nership with the Association for the
Study and Preservation of African
American History of Nassau County and
the Florida Humanities Council, is spon-
soring "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

S rights activist and
presidential advisor.
Bethune, portrayed
by Ersula Knox
Odom, shares sto-
ries about her life
and accomplish-
ments. Sponsored
by the Florida
Humanities Council. The program is free
and open to the public. Contact the
library at 277-7365.

Local author Annette McCollough
Myers will be available Feb. 14 and 21
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Books Plus on
Centre Street to sign copies of her book,
The Shrinking Sands of an African
American Beach (written for the preser-
vation of Florida's historic resources).

Gullah/Geechee history
Gullah/Geechee '\2' / to
Cultural Heritage '
Corridor Commission
will present
"Reflections: Nassau
Gullah/Geechee '.
History" at 7:30 p.m. H,
Feb. 19 in the Peck
Community Center.
The public program will celebrate the
influence of the culture on local history
and honor the Gullah/Geechee families

of sea captains and crew who worked in
the fishing and shrimping industry.
The 15-member commission,
appointed by-the U.S. Departmentof the
Interior under the federal Gullah/
Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor
Act, invites the community to attend to
share in documenting historic sites,
neighborhoods, events and traditions
related to the culture throughout the

National Great Blacks
in Wax'exhibit
In recognition of Black History
Month, the youth of Solid Rock Church
of God by Faith in Yulee will present
pieces from the National Great Blacks in
Wax Museum in Baltimore, Md.
The museum's co-founder is
Joanne Mitchell Martin, a native of
Yulee. The pieces will be on display at
the Martin Luther King Center,
1200 Elm St., Femandina Beach, with
exhibit tours offered from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Feb. 26 and 27, and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Feb. 28.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for
students ages 4 to 18, with valid, student
I.D. Children age 3 and under are free.
Group tours are encouraged.
Proceeds will support the Dare 2
Dream trip to help local youth go to
Atlanta for historical sites and college
For more information contact Irving
Gilyard at 874-1947. Also visit to learn more about
the museum.

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The Nassau Humane
Society annual Flea & Tick
Garage Sale will be held Feb.
20 and 21 from
7:30 a.m.-3:30 ('.
p.m. at the
Beach -.
It is now accept-
ing donations of art, antiques,
furniture, housewares, jewelry,
sporting goods, tools, toys and
other items for the sale. Bring
your tax-deductible donations
to the shelter (located across
from the city airport). Call
Penny with questions at 277-

RAIN Humane Society,
SPCA will host a charity
horseback ride on March 14
at Deep Creek Plantation.
First ride out is at 8 a.m. and
last ride out at 4 p.m. Enjoy
hours of deep woods trails
along the St Marys River. Visit
for details. Prior to March 7,

donations are $20 per horse.
Mail to Jennifer Hall, 391066
Prospect Landing Road,
Hilliard, FL 32046. Lunch will
be provided by the 4-H group
"Juss Horsin Around."

Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA,
announces the first Nassau
County Animal Expo on
March 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, featuring
animals, fun for kids, baked
goods, pet care information
and more.
Rescue groups will attend
along with Halo The Cat and
Neutered Ned. River City
Community Animal Hospital
will offer information on low-
cost spaying and neutering
and a peek inside its mobile
surgical unit. A silent auction
will be held to raise funds for
the Cats Angels Spay Neuter
Admission is at least 5
pounds of dry pet food. For
more information call Cats
Angels at 321-2267 or visit





FRIDY. February 13.2009/News-Leader


Finding our way to the end of the Sunday buffet line

S team rose and our
eyes moved back and
forth as my family
scanned what was in
front of us. The smell is one
I'll never forget. If it hadn't
been for the military crew
cut, polyester pants and Earth
shoes I was wearing, I would
have thought I had died and
gone to heaven.
We were at the Officers
Club getting ready to have
Sunday brunch. Though it
wasn't something we did
every Sunday, moving down
that buffet line with my family
sure brings back some great
memories. I'm confident any-
one watching the seven of us



found it
quite amus-
ing. Five
kids, each
born basi-
cally a year
apart, the
youngest in
a wheelchair
?uLPrr and all of
us hungry
NOTES and restless
... from having
tasted a little
Pastor more of
?b Goyette eternity at
church than

we had wanted had to be a
sight to see.
Either way, being the child

of Col. Edward R. Gazette and
his beautiful wife Carol -
that's my mom was a huge
honor. From the Officers
Club to the Base Exchange,
where we bought all kinds of
stuff at a discounted price,
being a part of our country's
armed services was good to
us as a family.
Actually, as a kid, I think I
missed the fact that the mili-
tary existed to protect our
nation from our enemies.
Somewhere in my mind, the
Air Force was what my dad
did. It was his job. For me, it
was the place where we
shopped, went to the doctor
and ate from the scrumptious

Sunday buffet.
In like fashion, I find some
interesting parallels when it
comes to the purpose for
which churches exist.
Perhaps I'm the only one, but
I think it's interesting how
some people view the church
much like I viewed the armed
services when I was a kid; a
place to simply show up for
the Sunday buffet.
Though it's true that God
is interested in taking quality
care of those who have joined
the ranks of the redeemed, to
think that the churches exist
for the sole purpose of meet-
ing our families' personal
needs is to miss the point alto-

Sure, God wants each of us
healthy and happy, but our
purpose for existing runs a
whole lot deeper than that.
It's not just about us having
church dinners and good fel-
. lowship, though God forbid
anyone should stop bringing
all that delicious food, but we
are here for something bigger
than ourselves.
Jesus said it this way: "You
(church) are the light of the
world. A city that is set on a
hill cannot be hid. Neither do
men light a candle, and put it
under a bushel, but on a can-
dlestick; and it gives light
unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your
Father which is in heav-
As a pastor who has been
on both sides of the buffet
line the receiving side and
the serving side I pray that
God would somehow use this
article to not only feed some-
one who may be hungry, but
to remind us of our purpose
and mission to bless a needy
world with the Love of Jesus
Robert L. Goyette is pastor
of Living Waters World
Outreach Center

Divorce help
DivorceCare is a 13-week
support group and seminar
for people who are experienc-
ing separation and divorce.
Each session features video-
tapes with nationally recog-
nized experts on divorce and
recovery topics, and an
opportunity for group discus-
sion of the emotional and
painful issues surrounding
this topic. This is a nonde-
nominational group; non-
church members are wel-
come. A new group will start
on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church,
961167 Buccaneer Trail (cor-
ner of Buccaneer Trail and
Gerbing Road). For informa-
tion, call Dave Parker at the
church, 261-9527.

A new contemporary wor-
ship experience begins on
Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. in the
Anchor at Sixth and Centre
streets. The service will fea-
ture musicians leading praise
songs in addition to a cutting-
edge sermon delivery by Dr.
Holton Siegling. Before the
service, enjoy coffee and
donuts served at 10:40 a.m.
on the sidewalk.
This worship opportunity
is'being added to the regular
Sunday morning schedule to
meet the needs of a growing
and diverse community. All
are invited and welcome.
Come as you are. For more
information call 261-3837.
Bible scholar
First Assembly of God,
302 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, will fea-
ture the Rev. Robert Lardon

on Feb 15 at 10:45 a.m. and
6:30 p.m. Lardon is a
renowned Bible scholar with
a unique understanding of
the relevance of the Old
Testament to Christian
thought and teachings. For
information call 261-6448.
Women for Christ
Shaunti Feldhahn will be
the guest speaker at the 24th
Women For Christ luncheon
from 1.1:30 a.m. to 1 pm. on
Feb. 17 at the Prime Osborn
Convention Center. Cost is
Feldhahn began her
career as an analyst on Wall
Street and today is a best-sell-
ing author, speaker, and
nationally syndicated newspa-
per columnist. For informa-
tion visit www.jaxwomen- or call (904)
Saltand Light series
Dr. Cecilio N. Lajara, who
heads the Christian ministry
Evangelism Explosion out of
Atlanta aimed at Latin Ameri-
ca and the Iberian Peninsula,
will be the Salt & Light speak-
er on the evening of Feb. 19
at Amelia Plantation Chapel,
36 Bowman Road. His topic
will be "Christianity in Cuba:
Surviving Castro." On Friday
morning, Feb. 20, Lajara will
speak to the Men's Breakfast
in the Fellowship Hall, pro-
v viding-a more general assess.
ment of Christianity in Latin
America. The series, which
focuses on Christianity's
impact on the world and the
world's impact on Christia-
nity, is open to the communi-
ty. For information, contact
the chapel at 277-4414.
Children's event
Providence Presbyterian

Church will host a free, fun
Christian learning experience
for all children ages 3-12,
"Light of the World Light of
My Life," on Feb. 21 from 10
a.m.-1 p.m. The scheduled
activities include music,
games, arts and crafts, Bible
stories and a free hot dog pic-
nic lunch. All activities will be
led by a professional youth
development specialist and
members of the church. .
For information, contact
Pastor Bob Phelps at (904)
432-8118 or visit www.Provi The church
is located at 96537 Parliament
Drive, Suite C (off Old
Nassauville Road).
Pancake breakfast
Blackrock Baptist Church
will host a Children's Church
Ministry pancake breakfast at
Murray's Grille in Yulee from
7-9 a.m. Feb. 21. Cost is $6
and includes pancakes, eggs,
bacon and drink '(take out
upon request).
To purchase tickets, see a
children's church ministry
member or call 261-6220.
Prayer breakfast
United Methodist Women
from Memorial United
Methodist Church of
Fernandina Beach
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 by
Feb. 19 by calling 261-5215,
or by e-mail to maurline@ Registration begins
at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast
and program to follow.
Breakfast is $6.

This is a special time of
preparation for the Lenten
season, which begins with
Ash Wednesday on Feb. 25..
Family& Friends
Miracle Faith Church of
God, 87688 Roses Bluff
Road, will observe Family
and Friends Day at 11 a.m.
Feb. 22.
Guest speaker will be Dr.
Charles H. Linton of
Jacksonville, a dynamic and
anointed preacher of the
Following the morning
service, dinner will be served
in the fellowship building.
Pastor Franklin and the
church family extend a
hearty welcome to everyone.
For more information call
261-7374 or 548-0046.

Prestigious lecture series

selects local pastor

The Rev. Bob Phelps, min-
ister of Providence Presbyterian
Church, will be the speaker at
the prestigious Blake Lecture
Series sponsored by First Pres-
byterian Church in Franklin,
Tenn. The Blake Lecture Series
is in its 11th year of presenting
lectures by not-able ministers,
theologians and professors from
the Reformed Tradition
Phelps' lectures will be pre-
sented in two parts at First
Presbyterian Church on
Sunday, Feb. 22. The lectures
are titled, "The Big Thaw. From
Frozen Chosen to God
Responsive Church." The pree-
entation will explore how the
church fulfills its mission in a
changing culture.

Phelps is currently serving
as the Organizing Pastor for
newly formed Providence
Presbyterian Church in Yulee.
He graduated from Western
Kentucky University (BA, MA)
and Memphis Theological
Seminary. Phelps also served
as the Organizing Pastor for
Christ Church Monrovia in
Huntsiville, Ala. "'
The Blake Lecture Series
will be held at 2 p.m. and at 6
p.m. It is supported by a gift to
the church, and it is free and
open to the public.
Providence Presbyterian
Church is located at 96537
Parliament Drive, Suite C (off
Old Nassauville Road). For
information, call 432-8118.

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'"Worship this week

at the ypace

of your choice"

N. 6tht CHURCH
9 N. 6th St. 261-3837
Worship Services 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:45 am.
Come Worship God In One of
Florida's Oldest Sanctuaries!
Just off Centre St. Dr. L Hlon Siegling. Jr. Pastor

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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.
6:00pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses: Vigil 6:00pm: Holy Day 8:30am
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45pm or by appt.

Innovave Style, Contemporary Music, CasualAmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Gathering for worship 10:45am
at Yulee Elem. School
Cafetorium, 86063 Felmore Road & A1A
(Nursery provided)

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.

Jackie Hayes,

.pf list Church
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Worship 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ..........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ........................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nossauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
www springhillbaptistf b org

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Impact Your World
"The Church Where the BIBLE
Comes to LIFE"
Pastor: Kalvin R. Thompson
o10 am Bible Study
11 am Family Worship Service
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL
(just offAIA & Felmor Road)

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook
Sunday Morning Worship Services
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ........... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship.............. 6:OOPRM.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided


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


Sunday @11:00
515 Centre Street

Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor
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--- 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


Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parrliamenr Drive, Yulee
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Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study-6:30PM
Al A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles

A4n Interdenominational(Community Church
9:15 a.m.
(Nursery Provided) -
Adult Education Classes 8:00am & 10:30amn
.A diverse congregation unitedby our faith in Jesus Christ

New Website!

Everyone Welcome
A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
Come Grow With Us

Amelia Island Plantation
Outside the Main Gate
(904) 277-4414

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

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
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
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femrnandina Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

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First Baptist Church
Sunday LIFE Groups 9AM
Morning Seruce 10:15 AM
Evening Service 6:30 PM
Wednesday LIFE in 3D 6:30PM
Broadcasting Services Online
Marriage Matters
Wednesday 6-30PM
Call 261-3617 or visit
First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Sen. Pastor, Jeff Overton

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
-" Youth, Nursery &
Children's Ministries
Rob & Christe Goyette 321-2117
S Senior Pastors On AA (mile west of Amelia lsland
www .ivinoRWatersOntrench.orjq

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rer. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church il the
Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Hearts of All People
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SundaySchool 9:30 a.=
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601 Centre Street 261-5769
Brett Opalinski, Pastor
Hoilie Taplev, Associate Pastor
Traditional Family Worship ....... 8:30arn + 11:00ani
forship ...... 9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Youth Worship .............. 9:45ain in Youth Center
Sunday School for all ages ............ 9:45am + Itarn
Wednesday Midweek Supper (Aug-fklay).. 5:15-6:30prn
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FRIDAY. February 13.2009/NEWS-LEADER

The right type of rose a romantic addition to any

Q. I am interested in grow-
.ing roses here, what
should I know before I get
started? KS

A Very few gardeners can
.. resist the temptations of
the rose. For many of us a
rose brings to mind romantic
memories of warm summer
evenings and intoxicating
smells. You see, even I wax
poetic at the thought of roses.
Roses come in a variety of
sizes, colors, and scents. They
can be in the form of trees,
shrubs, miniatures or vines.
Be sure to purchase roses
grafted on "Fortuniana" root-
stock as it is the most cold-
hardy for our area. Plant them
in full sun and well-drained,
organic soil.
For best results be sure to
irrigate them on a regular
basis but keep the water off
the leaves to reduce fungal
leaf spots. Cut off the fading
flowers throughout the bloom-
ing season. January is a good
month to prune your roses in
North Florida.
A UF/IFAS publication on
growing roses in Florida by
Park-Brown: http://edis.ifas.


", Q What is
spiked fruit I
found grow-
ing in the
muccky area
GARDEN behind my
TALK office? PS

A I am
Becky Jordi" .l-.glad
you brought
a sample to the office. I
believe the spiked frbit is the
horned melon, or kiwano,
Cucumis metuliferus. Horned
melons are produced on vines
that were originally from
southern and central Africa.
The foliage is evergreen in its
native country but it will die
back in North Florida's cooler
The fruit are about the size
of a large pear, which starts
out light green in color but
changes to yellow-orange as it
matures. The spines on the
outer rind are quite sharp,
which made handling the fruit
difficult. However, the rind

was malleable and easy to cut
in half using a utility knife.
The interior pulp is a pale
green color with many seeds
covered by a runny, gelati-
nous substance. The interior
pulp has been described as
tasting similar to a cucumber
with a hint of lime. Other
descriptions include the adjec-
tives bland and slimy, which
was enough to keep me from
tasting it.
Be warned, I would not
recommend anyone eat the
fruit of a wild vine unless they
had botanical confirmation of
the specific cultivar. There is
no need to take an unneces-
sary and unscheduled trip to
the emergency room.

Q I am interested in grow-
.ing muscadine grapes
for eating but not wine mak-
ing. I really cannot.tell the dif-
ference by looking at the
grape. Can you help me
choose which grows best
herein Northeast Florida?

A Muscadine grapes are
Fairly easy to grow here
with little effort aside from
pruning to increase the

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The horned melon,
above, has a prickly exte-
rior and a slimy, pulpy
interior. For eating fresh
or making jelly, choose
the correct muscadine
grape cultivar, right.

amount of fruit.
Muscadine grapes are a
wonderful addition to any
home garden as these hardy
grapes have few disease or
pest issues, which normally
plague other fruit varieties in
our region.
The best fresh (eating)
muscadine grapes should be
large, thin skinned and, most
importantly ssweet. The top
cultivar choices for fresh mus-
cadine grapes are Fry, Farrer,
Nesbitt, Southern Home and
Summit. Although you men-

tioned not wanting to make
wine you might be interested
in growing other muscadine
grape jelly varieties such as
Carlos, Doreen, Golden Isles,
Noble and Welder.
Many gardeners make deli-
cious jellies and much pride is
derived from entering these
prize jellies into county fairs.
You seem like the adventur-
ous type so you might want to
try your hand at jelly making.
The following is a publication
from LSU on muscadine jelly
making: http://www.lsuagcen-

For complete information
regarding planting, irrigation,
fertilization and pruning of
muscadine grapes, check out
the University of Florida/IFAS
publication titled "The Musca-
dine Grape" by Andersen,
Crocker and Breman at
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
Nassau County Horticultural
Extension Agent, is a
University of Florida faculty
member Extension locations
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yulee and
the main Extension Office in
Callahan. The UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James
S. Page Governmental
Complex and demonstrates best
management practices for
Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
http://nassau. ifas. ufl. edu.


Sunset kayak
Watch as the sun sets over
the marsh at Amelia Island
Plantation and birds fly in for
the night as the naturalists
help you identify them and
the unique aspects of their
salt marsh habitat during a
kayak tour Feb. 14 from 4-6
p.m. Cost is $60 (must be at
least 8 years old). All skill lev-
els welcome single and dou-.
ble kayaks available. Call the
Nature Center at 321-5082 to
reserve your spot.
Bird club
The Nassau County Bird "
Club will meet rain or shine
at 8 a.m. Feb. 14 at Huguenot
Park. To get there, cross the
Nassau Sound Bridge and go
8.2 miles south on A1A to the
blinking light. Turn left to
enter the park. Go 0.6 miles
to General Store. Park and
join the "birders." Entrance
fee is $1 this is a
Jacksonville city park
Possible species include
the Horned Grebe, Red-
breasted Merganser, Long-
billed Curlew, Common Loon
and Marbled Godwit. Layered
clothing is a must. Bring
binoculars, field guide, bug
juice, sunscreen, rain gear
and water.
For information call Carol
Wyatt at 261-9272 or e-mail at

Hiking basics Jasmine Street. It is free and
open to the public. Expect to
Join a park ranger for an see a variety of wading and
introduction to the basics of songbirds as well as birds of -
hiking on Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. at prey.
Big Talbot Island State Park. Visit www.ourgreenway.
Weather, wildlife tracking, org to download a Greenway
trail safety and proper gear specific bird list- Participants
will all be discussed at the are encouraged to bring
Bluffs pavilion on Big Talbot binoculars, water, sun protec-
Island. No reservations are tion, insect repellent, com-
necessary and the program is fortable walking shoes and
free with $2 vehicle entrance optionally field guides-and
fee. spotting scopes. For informa-
For information call the tion call 277-7350.
Talbot Islands Ranger Station Okefenokee kayak
at (904) 251-2320.
Landscape class Join the naturalists of
Amelia Island Plantation to
James Loper, owner of kayak In the Okefenokee
Reflections of Nature at National Wildlife Refuge on
850688 US 17 South in Feb. 28 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Yulee, will show the various Search for alligators and the
plants that are invasive to many unique plants, birds
Northeast Florida and arid other animals that call
great native alternatives for the swamp their home.
your landscape at a free semi- Enjoy a leisurely kayak
nar at 10 a.m. Feb. 21. Call paddle and lunch while learn-
225-9915. ing about the importance of
Greenway bird walk this biologically rich area.
Cost is $100/person, must be
The Egans Creek at least 12 years old.
Greenway is designated as a Includes transportation,
stop on the Great Florida lunch, kayak and gear rental.
Birding Trail. Join in a bird- Call the Nature Center at 321-
ing walk on Feb. 21, depart- 5082.
ing promptly at 9 a.m. and Kary
hosted by Our Greenway. I
Meet at the entrance to the A "VIP Kayaking Tour"
Greenway on Jasmine Street. sponsored by Kayak Amelia
The walk will proceed to the will be held Feb. 28 from 9
south end and loop back to a.m.-noon to in partnership

with the North Florida Land
Trust. Cost is $75 and
includes kayak rental, guided
tour, lunch and beverage. Call
Kayak Amelia at (904) 251-
Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium will look like the
ultimate tailgate party when
the hottest recreational
vehicles (RVs) in every taste
and price range motor into
North Florida for the
Jacksonville RV SuperShow
March 5-8.
Northeast Florida's
largest RV show features hun-
dreds of RVs and accessories
for campers, finance and
insurance companies and
more. In addition to being-
able test of the waters of the
RV lifestyle with $10 million
worth of RVs on display, the
show also will showcase mar-
ket trends.
Admission is $6 for adults,
free for children 12 and
under, and half price for all
retired and military active
duty personnel. This year,
Thursday is Seniors Day fea-
turing $1 off admission.
Parking is free. Show hours
are Thursday-Saturday, 10
a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11
a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information
including participating deal-
ers, visit

Florida's Master Gardener

program hits milestone

University of Florida

ting its 30th anniversary mark
this year, Florida's Master
Gardener program has anoth-
er reason to party: Its volun-
teers recently reached a mile-
stone, logging more than 5
million hours since the program
There are some 4,000 master
gardeners in Florida, in 58 of
the state's 67 counties, including
Nassau County.
The program began in 1972
in the state of Washington,
when a county extension agent
felt guilty about not being able
to answer every call that came
in. So he decided to train a 6adre
of volunteers to help.
Florida started its program
in 1979, and it's been chugging
along strong ever since.
According to the most recent
calculations, the program's vol-
unteers have donated 5.4 mil-
lion hours, worth some $83 mil-
lion to taxpayers.
Here's how it works:
Interested participants go
through at least 50 hours of
training sponsored by the
University of Florida's Institute
of Food and Agricultural
Sciences and local county exten-
sion offices that includes a smat-
tering of everything from gar-
dening to nematology to soil
After the training, new mas-
ter gardeners must serve at
least 75 volunteer hours within
the first year of certification and
35 hours in subsequent years.
To renew their certification after
the first year, they must under-
go 10 hours of annual training.
Master gardener duties
include everything from man.
ning the desk in the county
extension office to fielding ques-
tions from callers or walk-in
"I think master gardeners
have one of the toughest jobs in

extension," said Tom Wichman,
the program's state coordina-
tor. "The questions that come in
are very diverse."
John Robinson, a master
gardener in Escambia County
since 1992, can tell you all about
He's logged more than
20,000 volunteer hours, and says
the questions can be doozies.
Clients have brought in giant
spiders and pygmy rattlesnakes,
he said, sometimes live; some-
times not. There are always
questions to be answered about
tomatoes. And turfgrass causes
consternation for many who've
moved to Florida for the first
time and are trying to start or
maintain their first St.
Augustinegrass lawn. "They see
their neighbor do something,
and they wonder if they should
do it, too," he said.
Other master gardener
duties might include tending a
demonstration garden, teach-
ing residents how to prune trees
or grapevines or how to start a
The next Master Gardener
program training begins in
many counties this month and
Wichman says you don't need to
have a green thumb to be a
great master gardener.
"There's no prerequisite as
far as having to have plant
knowledge," he says. "Just the
willingness to learn and to share
what you learn with others."
For more information about
the Nassau County Master
Gardener program, contact
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS Nassau
County Horticultural Extension
Agent, at 543350 US 1, Callahan,
FL 32011, or visit http://nas- or e-mail rljor-
The UF/IFAS Nassau
County Demonstration Garden
is located at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex in
Yulee and demonstrates best
management practices for
Northeast Florida.

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Over 3(000 Sterling'Charms.
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Antiques Show & Sale. Feb. 13,14, 15, 2009.
Fri. & Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 11AM-4PM at the Recreation Center
on Atlantic Ave. Fernandina Beach, FL
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enter. Look for our "BIG LADLE".
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FRIDAY. February 13.2009 NEWS News-Leader


Shopping in C

'You like pink,

MEREDITH WILSON However, sometimes even
For thc News-Leader my greatest attempt at the
aforementioned strategy just
I must confess it now: couldn't hold up under the
Shopping in China was one of pressure of particularly
my favorite activities. Between aggressive shopkeepers. My
the enthusiastic bargaining, friend Jasmine and I had our
interesting shopkeepers and shopping technique down to
inexpensive clothes, the expe- an art if one of us was truly
riences of shopping in China interested in something, the
remain some of my fondest. other one would engage the
Their shopping malls are shopkeeper in conversation.
typically around five stories That would allow time for a
tall and are designed for con- thorough investigation of the
venient tourist shopping. The shoes, purse or whatever it
first floor has shoes and purs- was without the shopkeeper
es, the second floor clothes, burning the leather on a
the third floor tailors and the Gucci purse to prove it was
last floors either wholesale real or demonstrating how
pearls or Chinese traditional well the numerous zippers
crafts. It's a fun place there's worked. Plus, for me, it was
so much packed into those great to be able to practice
five floors full of inexpensive Chinese.
clothes, faux brand-name One day,,I was the one try-
purses. and shoes (think Prada ing to distract so Jasmine
and Puma!) and an exciting could get a good look at a pair
atmosphere of bargaining, of shoes. I myself didn't need
Walking into a Chinese to buy shoes while in China -
shopping venue was always a however, my friend Jasmine is
little intimidating for me. It Canadian and decided to buy
probably has to'do with the a pair of real Ugg boots for an
fact I stand out a lot. My inexpensive price. She began
blonde hair is a dead giveaway her initial charge towards a
that I'm a foreigner. For this pair of boots while I made a
reason, I found it to my advan- beeline for the shopkeeper.
tage (and a lot more fun!) to However, I was accosted first.
travel in packs of two to four Two laminated sheets of pic-
foreigners. tures of Puma athletic shoes
With so many stalls in were thrust towards me.
these malls, the shopkeepers "Which kind do you like?"
must compete with the other the shopkeeper asked.
shopkeepers for your atten- "I really don't want shoes,"
tion. Frequent calls of "lady, I reply.
lady!" or "Look, just have a "No, really, any kind, we
look, OK?" sometimes have! You like pink, blue,
accompanied by a tug on your black?" The pictures are put in
arm begin the minute you my hands.
walk in the door. So when I responded, telling her I
walking by the numerous truly didn't need shoes.
stalls, I learned to glance at A chair was pulled out, I
the merchandise, but not to was seated and the pictures
stop. Pausing even for a sec- were placed on my lap.
ond will cause the shopkeeper "What size do you wear?
to pull out various colors and You like pink, right?" A pair of
styles of that wallet that origi- pink Puma athletic shoes was
nally caught your eye. At first, held up to my feet for measur-
I felt' quite rude to ignore the ing purposes.
people calling out for my I got up from the chair
attention or not looking at insisting, again, I did not need
their wares; I even felt pres- shoes.
sured to buy what they At this point I have several
offered, just because the shop- strategies to getting out, of a,,
keepers hadl already gone particularly aggressive siita-'
through so much effort to find tion. The first is to simply
me exactly what I was looking walk away. But I couldn't leave
for! But gradually over the Jasmine alone. So, I went for
semester I became much strategy number two try to
more confident in the "glance join Jasmine in her inspection
at it, note it, return for it" strat- of her boots. Maybe the
egy of shopping. aggressive shopkeeper would


find someone else who want-
ed pink Pumas.
So I leaned over from my
seated position to ask
Jasmine, "Did you find your
size?" hoping that by asking a
question I could get away
from the seat, away from the
pink Pumas and away from
the two laminated sheets of
The shopkeeper wouldn't
have me distracted! As I lean
to look at Jasmine, she leans
with me, deliberately blocking
Jasmine'from my view. .
I was stuck. So very, very
stuck. Fortunately at that
moment, Jasmine had bought
her Uggs (for about $30) and
was ready to go. I made a
dash away from the stool.
But the shopkeeper, deter-
mined to sell me shoes, fol-
lowed me, saying she'd give
me these pink Puma shoes for
600 yuan (about $100). I kept
"250 yuan ($30)," she
"I don't want shoes," I
reminded her, and kept walk-
"100 yuan ($13)," she
"No, I really, truly, do not
want or need shoes," I said!
"OK, OK," she said. "Forty
yuan ($6)!"
I turned around and
looked at the pink Pumas
again. (It's at this moment it
occurred to me that the puma
on the shoes looked quite
skinny. Too skinny, in fact.)
"Well...," I said. "They are
On the verge of making a
classic shopping error (buy-
ing something when you don't
want it because it's a good
price) Jasmine intervened.
"Remember, you didn't want
shoes," she reminds me.
"Oh yeah." I remembered.
I returned the pink, very
skinny Pumas to the shop-
keeper and headed out of the
market before she could
counter with an even cheaper
And the more I think about
it iow'- that puma was too
Meredith Wilson of Yulee, a
junior majoring in Chinese at
the University of Florida, wrote
regularly about her travels to
China last summer and fall
while on an exchange program.

A typical market
in China where
Wilson and her
Canadian friend
Jasmine would
shop, above. A
shopkeeper was
taken with
Meredith's key-
chain that
would light up -
she gave it to
her and she
loved it, right.
Jasmine and
Meredith on- the
way home from
packed into a
crowded Beijing
subway, below.






Pirates, Hornets meet in Friday's district semifinal


The fat lady will be singing
for two teams tonight. The sea-
son will come to a close for the
losers in both District 4-3A
semifinal games. The winners
advance to the title game Satur-
day and, win or lose, both have
earned a state playoff berth.
The Fernandina Beach Pi-
rates (24-2, the No. 2 seed and
ranked sixth in the state this
week) take on the Yulee Hor-
nets (20-6 and the third seed) at
6 p.m. tonight at Fernandina
Beach High School.
In the other semifinal, Ri-
bault (the top seed, undefeated
in the district and ranked fifth
in the state) will face fourth-
seed Episcopal at 7:30 p.m. The
championship game is at 7 p.m.
Episcopal defeated Bishop.
Snyder in the first game Tues-
day; Ribault held off ninth-seed
Trinity Christian for a 54-44 win
in the nightcap.
Tonight is the fourth meet-
ing this season for Yulee and
Fernandina. The Pirates are 2-
1 against the Hornets. ,
"We lost two games and one
was to Yulee, so obviously they
have our respect," FBHS Coach
Matt Schreiber said. "I would
think the team that goes out
and executes the best will
"Really and truly this game
is no bigger because it's Yulee.
It's the semifinals. It's gigantic.
You win to advance."
"Friday's game should be a
typical game in which records
can be thrown out the window
because the kids know each
other so well and both groups
will compete at a high level,"
said Donald Burton, first-year
head coach at Yulee High
School. "Fernandina Beach is

Yulee's Jeremy Deberry, above, fights a
Bolles player for a rebound Tuesday in
the District 4-3A quarterfinal game at
Fernandina Beach High School. Right,
teammate Travis Greenaway reels in a
rebound. Right top, Jarell Mitchell led the
Hornets with 27 points. Far right,
Derrick Peterson shoots for Yulee.

very well-coached and their
kids compete very hard; there-
fore, we will have, to play our
best ganie in order to have a
chance to come out victorious."
The Pirates defeated West
Nassau 74-48 Monday to earn a

spot in tonight's semifinal.
Yulee secured its spot Tues-
day with a 66-50 win over the
Bolles Bulldogs.
"I thought our team came
out focused to get to the next
game," Burton said. "We em-

phasized the strengths of Bolles
and we felt, if we got off to a
good start, they would go away
from their big kid."
The Hornets led by just two
after a quarter but, by halftime,
held a 33-17 lead over Bolles,

which could muster just four
points in the second quarter.
Yulee led 46-29 after three quar-
Jarell Mitchell scored in all
four quarters and paced the
Hornets with 27 points. Deme-

trius Small had 17 points and
Derrick Peterson scored 11.
Jeremy Deberry scored all
eight of his points in the final
Tickets are $5 for everyone
both nights.

NBA All-StarGame Saturday in 3D at local theater

Carmike Amelia Island 7 is hosting
another sporting event in high-definition
3D Saturday. The NBA'All-Star game will
be shown live on the silver screen, the
second event for the local theater; the cl-
lege national championship football game
was also shown live in 3D last month.
The live sports presentation is a col-
laboration between Turner Sports, the
NBA'and Cinedigm (CineLiveT).
In addition to the game, there will be
a Sprite slam dunk contest, a Foot Locker
three-point shootout, Haier Shooting Stars
and a PlayStation skills challenge.
"2009 is shaping up to be a watershed
year for 3D films and special events and
Carmike is uniquely positioned to capi-

talize on this exciting trend as movie the-
atres evolve into 'entertainment com-
plexes' equipped to host a wide array of
content for the viewing public, beyond
feature films," said Gary Krannacker, vice
president of theater operations for
Carmike Cinemas. "Our theatrical circuit
is approximately 95 percent digital and
over 20 percent of our screens are already
3D-compatible with many Carmike mul-
tiplexes, having the flexibility to show 3D
content on as many as five screens simul-
"The year got off to a solid start with
the FedEx BCS National Championship
live in 3D HD playing to enthusiastic audi-
ences across our theatrical circuit. Strong

attendance helped make this Carmike's
top performer at the box office that night.
"'Bolt,' released in late 2008 and 'My
Bloody Valentine in 3D' have underscored
the popularity of 3D presentations and
last weekend 'Coraline' (in 3D) was our
top performer, although it finished third
in overall domestic box office receipts
The game starts at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $20 for everyone and can be
purchased online at or
at the theater box office. There is a $1
convenience charge for each ticket pur-
chased online.
For information, call the theater at 261-

'Suf season finale
The Eastern Surfing Association's First Coast
Florida District held its final contest of the sea-
son Sunday.
In the boys shortboard division, Bradley
Dunham was first and Walter Obzsarski was'
second. Nick Isabella won the men's shortboard
division. Trey Murray was second and Chris
Lansdon finished third.
In men's longboard, Scott Kellogg placed
first, Isabella was second, Trey Murray and
Long tied for third and Rob Ruy placed fourth.
Brad Long won the masters shortboard divi-
Leslie Baker won the women's shortboard
and longboard divisions.
In the open division, Obzsarski was first,
Isabella was second, Chris Igou third, Murray
fourth, Kellogg fifth and Lansdon sixth.


Angela Higgins, former fast-pitch catcher for Northern Iowa, was at bat for Springhill
Baptist Church Saturday, opening day for the Family Driven Softball League. A
standing room-only crowd watched game one as the Bridge Family Worship Center
took on Springhill. Springhill won 18-6 with with a strong defense led by pitcher
Sean Hollis. Pastor Sean Gossett went 4-for-4 for Springhill. Steve Johnson led the
Bridge with a 2-for-4 performance. In game two, the offensive fire power of
Celebration Baptist Church No. 2 as Herman Cook's team posted 33 runs on the
up-and-coming squad from Yulee Baptist Church. A highlight was a back-to-back
home run performance by Cliff Gaines and Jon Patton. John McClellan led the
young Yulee team, going 2-for-3 at bat. Five Points Baptist Church took on the team
to beat in the FDSL, Celebration Baptist Church No. 1. Chris Spivey's Celebration
team had to post a six-run fifth inning rally to put away Five Points 13-10. Alisha
Cook led Celebration, going 3-for-4 at bat and scoring two runs. Tom Skipper went
4-for-4 at bat for Five Points. Saturday's games will be an early start on Valentine's
Day as Celebration No. 1 takes on Celebration No. 2 at 9 a.m. The Bridge faces Five
Points at 10:30 a.m. The final contest will be at noon with Springhill taking on
Yulee. All games are played at Springhill Softball Complex on Old Nassauville Road.

Consider an bil change

Larry is a 66-year-old avid tennis player
who came to see me about some
ongoing pain in his knee. This had
been going on for about 1-2 years and
he told me he had trouble bending, running
and cutting and that his knee was popping and
clicking. He felt pain mostly underneath his
knee cap. He had tried ice and over-the-count-
er pain relievers without much help. As his
day went on, he would have more and more
trouble with his knee.
His physical exam and radiographs showed
he had underlying arthritis of his knee with
areas of exposed bone and we discussed his
options for treatment. At the time he was not
interested in any type of surgical intervention
and I felt he would be a good candidate for
sodium hyaluronate gel injections. I summa-
rized it to him that his engine (knee) was not
running too smoothly and that he would bene-
fit from an "oil change."
Sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronan) is a nat-
ural lubricant found in synovial fluid, the "oil"
of the joint that keeps it slick and slippery and
facilitates smooth motion. Hyaluronan binds
water and acts as a cushion and lubricant.
After being used in Europe for years, hyaluro-
nan injections were approved in the U.S. for
patients with painful osteoarthritis of the knee
in 1997 and are considered to be an effective
treatment for with mild to moderate arthritis
or those who are looking to delay knee
replacement surgery for as long as possible.
The American College of Rheumatology also
recommends hyaluronan injections for those
patients with O.A. who are at risk for stomach
bleeds and ulcers and therefore cannot take
anti-inflammatory medications.
In an arthritic knee, the cartilage coating
on the end of the bone has become thin and
has lost some of its ability to cushion the joint
from impact. Hyaluronan helps improve joint
performance by increasing its shock absorb-
ing properties. It also helps lubricate the knee
to help ward off some of the stiffness associat-
ed with arthritis.
Larry got very good relief with his injec-
tions and was able to return to the court with
significantly less pain. I have used this medica-
tion for years and lave been pleased with the
results, as have most of my patients. The med-


ication comes in the form of a
gel that is packaged in pre-
filled syringes that are inject-
ed into your knee once a
week over a three- to five-
week period. It only takes a
few seconds to do and most
*are pleasantly surprised
there was only mild discom-
fort in getting the injection.
Like motor oil in an engine,
the gel coats, cushions and
lubricates your knee, getting
your knee running a little
smoother and with less pain.
The most commonly pre-
scribed gels include Supartz,
Synvisc and Hyalgan.
Patients often refer to these

as "chicken shots" because the hyaluronic,
acid is extracted from chicken combs.
Unfortunately those who are allergic to poul-
try, eggs or feathers cannot use these gel
The majority of insurance companies,
including Medicare, now cover the cost of this
medication as well as the office visits to inject
it. These shots can be repeated every six
months if necessary and some of my patients
have reported up to a year of benefit with the
medication. .
I have had several patients who have been
able to hold off on major knee surgery
through the use of these medications. When
considering getting his knee replaced, one of
my patients summed it up as, "For now I'd
much rather have my oil changed every six
months to a year than go through rebuilding
my whole engine." If you are having pain due
to arthritis of your knee, an "oil change" might
be right for you.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacementfor treatment
by a doctor It is only designed to offer guidelines
on the prevention, recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific concerns should be
discussed with a physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-
8787 or visit

Tim Tebow
and the
Gators were
on the big
screen in
the stars of
the NBA will
hit the silver
screens for
the all-star
'game. It will
be shown in
3D at the
local movie



YMCA flag football
The McArthur Family YMCA is offering
youth flag football this spring for ages 6-14
(as of Jan. 1). Each participant receives an
official NFL Flag reversible jersey with the
Jacksonville Jaguars logo. Registration runs
from Feb. 16 to March 21 with games on
Thursday and practices Mondays or
Tuesday. For information, call 261-1080.

Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League will hold spring
registration from from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 14
at Charles L. Albert Field. Fee is $40 for ages
9-12 with $10 for an additional sibling. The
league will also offer T-ball this summer for
ages 5-8. Cost is $20. Season starts in June.
Contact Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.

Registered shoot
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee, will hold a NSCA registered
shoot at 1 p.m. Feb. 18. Fee is $60 ($44 for
junior and sub-juniors). Fee includes lunch.
Call 753-4619 or 548-9818 or e-mail

Babe Ruth registration
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
online registration for the spring season for
baseball and softball at www.leaguelineup/fer-
nandina. Fee is $105 ($110 county).

Yulee Little League
Yulee Little League will hold an umpires
clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 14 and 21.
Opening day is March 7. :

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, Eernandina
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-
tered runners.
Fees for the 5K/1 OK 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 Nassau
Health Foods on T.J. Courson Road, the
YMCA on Citrona Drive, Club 14 Fitness on
South 14th Street and online at Amelialsland Call (904) 624-0027.

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 David Tate at 753-4804.

Train 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 for information.

Umpires needed
Baseball and softball umpires can join the
River City Umpires Association. For informa-
tion, call Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or
Aaron Knowles at (904) 962-7184 or visit

SailingClub 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., For information, call Commodore Joe
Blanchard at 277-4257 or visit www.ameliais-

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

Sports association
The Nassau County Sports Association
meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month
at the county building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or

Yoga classes -
Y Yoga, 961687-201E 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 or call Deborah Dunham,
(904) 624-0027.
Island Rejuvacations offers yoga and
lunch at Nassau Health Foods, 833 T.J.
Courson Road. Call 277-3158.

Good weekend for drum

end is black drum
fishing at the St.
Marys inlet. Derek
Crawford recently boated a
pending Georgia State all-
tackle record black drum
Monday while fishing at the
popular inlet.
big drum
pounds. A
full story will
appear min
ON THE Typically
black drum
WATER normally
begin to!
TERRY migrate into '
LACOSS Northeast
.... Florida
waters dur-
ing late February and early
March each year. Some of the
best fishing this weekend
should come from the first
range marker located at the
foot of historical Fort Clinch.
Fish the last hour of the
incoming and the first hour of
the falling tide with large
fresh dead shrimp on the bot-
tom. The tips of the St. Marys
north and south jetty rocks
are also holding black drum
during the last few hours of
the falling tide.
High tide Saturday arrives
at 12:14 p.m. at the entrance
of Cumberland Sound and a
low tide comes at 6:07 p.m.
Black sea bass, grouper
and red snapper are biting at
FA and HH fish havens while
fishing dead on the bottom
with fresh local squid. Expect
to catch flounder too.
Amazingly a diver this past
fall ran across a big school of
flounder that were schooling
in the mid-water column at
FA fish haven.
Redfish still head the back-
water fishing scene during
the falling tide. Big schools of
redfish weighing to 10
pounds are holding on the
Bells, Langsford and'Amelia
rivers mud flats. If the winds
are calm, take up position at
the highest point of your boat
and look for schooling reds to
hump up the surface of the
water, a very exciting
moment in redfishing. Fish
with a 1/4-ounce gold
Johnson spoon or an in-line
The entire month of
February is closed for the
harvest of sea trout in
Northeast Florida waters. Be
sure to keep a hooked sea
trout in the water and release
your catch right away.
Black bass will be bedding
during the entire rest of the*

Flounder are running at offshore live bottoms and, when
located, a good bite of flounder weighing from 2-6
pounds soon follows. Bill Jenkins, below, is pictured
with a nice flounder he boated at FA fish haven. Huge
black drum are now running at the St. Marys inlet, like
the one above caught by Derek Crawford, right.
Crawford was fishing with Donald Spencer, left, and
Frank Spencer (not pictured) Monday when he landed
the 103.5-pound drum, which is a pending Georgia all-
tackle record. Also pictured is Jeff Ide.

month and into the first of
March. Cast a topwater Zara
Spook early in the morning
and during cloudy periods of
the day, Rattle traps and white'
spiiner baits are also deadly
ba-s; hirs
Be sure to e-mail your big
fish picture s for the News-
Leader to ameliaangler@net-

The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to tjonies@'
fbnewsleadercom, mail them
to P.O. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop
them by the office at 511 Ash
St. in Fernandina Beach. Call
Beth Jones at 261-3696 for
more information.

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Charity chili contest promises hot competition
SIAN PERRY others that wish to compete
News-Leader must complete an entry form,
available at Amelia Island
Billed as "the hottest new Montessori, and pay a $150
food and charity event," the entry fee.
third annual Amelia Island "While we realize that
Chili Cook-off is set to pit budgets are much tighter
chefs and wannabe chefs CILTE than in years past, the chili
against each other for brag- event offers a low-cost/high-
ging rights in a number of cat- profile way to participate in
egories all while benefiting the community," noted Jill
local non-profits and Amelia Minasi of the school's PT'O.
Island Montessori. Competitors are encouraged
Scheduled to take place to use the occasion to market
from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 ri1at utft their business by distributing.
on South Third Street in flyers, coupons and other
downtown Fernandina Beach, .materials.
in addition to a variety of So far 12 teams have
prizes to be awarded, the signed up: The Ritz-Carlton,
cook-off will offer the overall Amelia Island, Amelia Island
winner a chance to designate Plantation, The Florida House
prize money to the charity of Inn, Freedom Playground
their choice. Last year more Group, The Crab Trap, Scott
than $2,000 was awarded. FILE PHOTO and Sons, The Men of
'"This is a really fun day for There was a colorful display at the second annual Amelia Montessori, Sheild ,
both adults and children. This Island Chili Cook-Off last year to benefit local non-profit Properties, The Georgia Chili
is also a great opportunity for organizations at the Amelia Island Montessori PTO. Dawgs, The Fernandina
the community to come Visitors enjoyed many types of chili, a live band and a Beach Police Department,
together for food, fun and fun zone for the children. This year's cook-off is slated Fernandina Beach.Fire
friendly competition," said for Feb. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. on South Third Street. Rescue and The Husbands of
Allison Dillingham of the the PTO-Dilly's Chili.
Amelia Island Montessori However, Amelia Island
PTO, which organizes the ward to it each year and are they want to eat the chili. Montessori PTO will accept
event as their biggest proud to be going into our Otherwise, it is free to any- teams through Wednesday
fundraiser of the year. About third year!" said Dillingham. body who just wants to and is hoping for even more
1,200 people attended last The cook-off is open to the browse, mingle and enjoy the entries, said Dillingham.

"I know we all look for-

public, with a $10 fee for
adults and $5 for children if

live entertainment.
Businesses, organizations or

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They're baaack!

Karl W Davis and the Milkmen
launch Northeast Florida tour

For the News-Leader
At last the Milkmen will
deliver again. After a two-year
wait, local singer/songwriter
Karl W. Davis will host his
friends from France for a tour
of the Southeast. This creative
collaboration has produced
many wonderful blues and
soul songs that are being
enjoyed all over Europe and
the U.S.
Now they are reunited for
a U.S./Europe tour, beginning
today on the First Coast.
The musical and cultural
exchange between
Fernandina Beach and
Nantes, France, is as fruitful
as ever after nine years. The
story began with Davis travel-
ing to Nantes in 2000 as a
result of placing as a finalist in
the International Blues
Competition in Memphis,
Tenn. While performing at
the Les Rendez-vous de
L'Erdre, a world music and

Local musician Karl W. Davis, above, has reunited with
the Milkmen, his friends from France, for some Florida
concert dates.

jazz festival held each year in
Nantes, Davis had the great

fortune of meeting a group of
talented and creative musi-
cians. The friendships grew
into tours and recording ses-
sions throughout Europe and
the United States, which have
produced three studio CDs
and two live CDs.
Davis sang on Malted
Milk's 2005 release "Easy
Baby," and then the following
year released a recording with

the Bad Mules, which also
included Florida bluesman
Josh Miller. In 2007, the col-
laboration really reached
stride when the LP "Karl W.
Davis and the Milkmen" was
released in France.
The tour in support of this
recording began in
Fernandina Beach, and hit
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The Amelia Island Film Festival will present two showings
of the romantic comedy "What Just Happened?" directed by
Barry Levinson and starring Robert DeNiro, Sean Penn and
Bruce Willis, tonight and Feb. 14 at the
Palace Saloon Banquet Hall.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for tonight's show-
ing. Tickets are $10, with a cash bar.
On Feb. 14, enjoy a Valentine Dinner and.
a Movie. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and Karen
Miller of Old South Yankee will cater dinner.
There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $25 per
Tickets are available at Susie's Snaks 'N Stuff on Centre
Street, Alexander's Book Store, Palmetto Walk, and the UPS
stores on the island and in Yulee. For information call 335-
1110 or visit
Jack & Diane's, 708 Centre St.,
presents Recipe For Love, an intimate
Valentine's dinner and show, featuring
The Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz Trio
with vocalist Bonnie Eisele tonight and
Feb. 14 at 7 and 9 p.m. Cost is $75 per
person, all inclusive. Dinner includes
appetizer, entree, dessert, glass of wine, gratuity and show
included. For reservations and information call 321-1444.
Divine Finds and Cats Angels present "Love is Divine,
Share it with a Feline," from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 14. Cats
Angels will hold a raffle sale and bake sale
and there will be kitties available for adoption.
Sharon Hoffman, author of the children's
book The Story of Queen Lily, adventures of
her niece's cat, will sign copies of her book
from 10 a.m.-noon. The book is $12 and at
the event, $5 of each sale will go to Cats
Angels. Books also are available at Books
Plus in Fernandina as well as Borders stores in Jacksonville.
Chocolate strawberries and orchids
for your special Valentine will be avail-
able on Saturday at the Fernandina
Farmers Market. Becky's Brittle is intro-
ducing its gourmet milk chocolate-dip-
ped strawberries eloquently wrapped
and ready to give. Surprise your Valen-
tine with an orchid plant potted in a
beautiful vase. Make it an extra special
, Valentine's with a savory crepe dinner from Candlelight
Crepes a gourmet dinner that only takes a few minutes to
make. The Femandina Farmers Market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh and Centre streets.
Call 491-4872 or visit
On the second Saturday of every month, Amelia Island
will hold its Artrageous Artwalk, free to the public and includ-
ing 13 art galleries with a wide array of fine art, including pho-
tography, pottery, copper, metal, stained glass, watercolors,
acrylics and more. Visitors will also have the opportunity to
meet and mingle with the artists
behind the work. The next walk
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S and will include gifts perfect for
.....Valentine's Day.
S- & Participating galleries
include: Amelia SanJon Gallery,
S featuring Bob Stoker, a St.
Augustine wood turner, and jew-
elry by owner Sandra Baker-Hinton; the Blue Door Artists,
nine working art studios with paintings in acrylic, oil, watercol-
or and mixed media, fiber art and jewelry; ChocoLate Soup;
Designs on Sax; Eileen's Art aid Antiques; Gallery C; Hunt's
Art and Artifact Gallery; Intercoastal Wine Company; Island
Art Association; Patricia Ezzell Studio/Gallery; Slightly Off
Centre Gallery; Susi's Snacks and Stuff; Trailer Park
Collectibles; Wall Art Gallery; and Plantation Artists' Guild &
Gallery. May of the galleries will offer refreshments.
Trolley transportation is available at no charge, courtesy
of the Amelia Island Plantation. The trolley will pick up at
Third and Centre streets downtown and the Amelia Island
Plantation Guild and Galleries from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Blood Alliance will host a dedicated blood drive from
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"Rocking Reunion," a fun-filled fundraising
evening for Amelia Community Theatre, will be
held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Woman's
Club of Fernandina Beach.
evening will
feature the
River Band,
Tullye and
Alan Ralph,
Scott Kessler and Mike Hendrix, above, and
include a catered barbecue supper and a live auc-
tion of unique items with Aaron Bean, auctioneer.
Tickets are $50. Attire is island casual.
Call 261-6749. All proceeds go to the ACT
Building Fund. The new theater is scheduled to
open next fall.
Fernandina Little Theatre presents "Jewel
Thieves," a conspiracy comedy by Norman Beim,
starring Maggie Carlson, Amelia Hart, Doug
McDowell, and Joe Parker, and directed by Jackie
When the legendary Mandarin necklace disap-

pears from former film star
Gloria Desmond's safe, it
becomes apparent that three
individuals the countess visit-
ing her, the new butler, and the
mysterious stranger with car


trouble may not, in fact, be whom they claim.
Performances are Feb. 20,21,26 and 27 and
March 5,6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March I at 2:30
p.m. The Feb. 26 performance includes a special
meet the cast party at Kofe Hous. Tickets for all
performances are $13.50-$14.50, and available at
FLT, 1014 Beech St., and The UPS Store in the
Publix shopping center. For information, contact
FLT at or 277-2202.

The Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival will
present "The Romantic Cello'
featuring internationally
acclaimed pianist Wendy
Chen and cellist Andres Diaz
on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the
Amelia Plantation Chapel. The festival's artistic
director and cellist. Christopher Rex, also will
perform as well as preview the festival's upcom-
ing 2009 season.

Tickets are $25 and available online at
www.aicmf or by calling 261-1779. Credit cards are
accepted. The program will consist of works for
piano and cello by Menotti, Martinu and
Rachmaninoff. The chapel is located at 36
Bowman Road, Amelia Island.
On Feb.28 Amelia Baptist
Church will sponsor the area's
only live telecast of Focus on the
Family's simulcast of "Seeing Your
Marriage through the Eyes of
God." Speakers include: Beth
Moore, pictured, Gary Smalley, Dr.
Del Tackett, John Trent, Francis Chan and Gary
Thomas. This event is designed to teach couples
to see their marriage the way God sees it, as a
covenant between Him and themselves.
The event is from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail (corner of
Buccaneer Trail and Gerbing Road). Lunch will
be provided. Tickets are $60 per couple ($35 for
Childcare will be provided for birth through
fifth grade for the first 50 children registered.
Cost is $20 per family. Call the church office at
261-9527 for reservations.
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Located in Femandina
Beach, the Art House is a
new opportunity for those
wanting to explore their cre-
ativity and leam about the arts
in the North Florida area.
Robin Childers, artist
facilitator, holds private ses-
sions, studios and workshops
in a "critique free" environ-
ment. Instruction is offered in
drawing, photography and
photo and graphic software.
For more information visit or call (904)

Amelia Island Ballroom
Youth Academy classes will
begin Feb. 19 at the Peck
Center, and meet most
Thursday from 3:30-4:30
p.m. On Feb. 26, classes will
move o the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center auditori-
um until the end of school in
May. All youths from kinder-
garten to high school are invit-
ed to participate. There is a
onetime $10 registration fee.
The classes are free. For
information contact Felix Solis
at (904) 707-6762 or visit
;* *
Celebrate Mardi Gras
family style in St. Marys, Ga.,
on Feb. 21 starting at 9 a.m.
Enjoy arts and crafts from 9
a.m.-5 p.m., a parade from 10
a.m.-noon, entertainment and
food vendors all day and a
Mardi Gras Ball at 7 p.m. For
information call the St. Marys
Visitor and Convention
Bureau at 1-866-868-2152 or
visit www.stmaryswelcome.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History is hold-
ing a docent training ses-
sion the last week of
February. The training
includes a series of entertain-
ing and educational presenta-
tions and tours. Training ses-
sions are Feb. 23, 24, 26 and
27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For
information or to RSVP, call
Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.

WIN WIN will meet Feb.
23 at 6:30 p.m. at Amelia
Island Personal Fitness,
host Doris Glover, 2416
Lynndale Road, Suite 100
(Amelia Medical Plaza), near
the Femandina Beach airport.
Women in Nassau helping
Women in'Need is a ladies
only networking group estab-
lished to assist women deal-
ing with cancer, through
Gerri's Comer. Bring a $35
chdck payable to WIN WIN,
which includes dinner and a

beverage, To RSVP or for
information, contact Connie at
(904) 759-0745 or
Visit For
more information on Gerri's
Corner call 277-0099.

Savannah Grand of
Amelia Island, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court, presents a
Creole Cuisine Dinner on
Feb. 24 at 5 p.m., with New
Orleans Jazz by the New
Horizons Concert Band of the
Amelia Arts Academy. Cost is
$5. RSVP to Wendy at 321-
0898 by Feb. 20.

The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation
Board of Directors and the
Amelia Island Plantation will
host a Wild Game Dinner on
Feb. 26 at the Plantation. A
reception will be from 6-7
p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m.
Attire is business and resort
casual. For information call
the school at 491-7937 or

Faith Christian Academy
presents the Ninth Annual
Father/Daughter Ball from 7-
10 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Amelia
Island Plantation Ballroom.
There will be live music fea-
turing Les DeMerle, profes-
sional photography and,hors
Tickets are $100 for father
and daughter and $45 for
each additional daughter.
Tickets are on sale at Faith
Christian Academy, 96282
Brady Point Road,
Femandina Beach. Call 321-
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The Nassau County
NAACP Youth Council
Talent Contest, which is
open to anyone, will be held
at 6 p.m. March 27 at the
Peck Center Auditorium.
Admission for the public is $5.
The event will be divided
into Junior Division, 12 and
under, and the Senior
Division, 13-19 years old.
Entry fee is $5 per single act
and $10 per group of two or
more. Deadline for entrance is
7 p.m. March 20. For further
information or entry applica-
tion, contact Vemetta
Spaulding, Youth Advisor, at
583-1569,or e-mailvernet-
tal21 or
Maybelle Kirkland Brown, Co-
Advisor, at 277-3285.


Fernandina Little Theater
will hold auditions for
"Spring Sing," its inaugural
spring concert featuring local


Acoustic rock
Revolution, an acoustic rock and ballads
trio featuring Dave Ferraro, Han Ramakers
and Drew Ferraro, will play tonight and Feb.
20 and 27 from 6-9 p.m. at Two Guys Sports
Pub, 320 S. Eighth St., Femandina Beach.
Call 321-0303.
Music workshop
The Florida House Inn on South Third
Street will feature Orrin Star in a mandolin
workshop from 2-4 p m. and a bluegrass
rhythm guitar workshop from 5-9 p.m.
March 1.
Cost is $50 per workshop, or $45 if both
are booked. Classes are limited to 12 stu-
dents. For information call 261-3300 or email For more
information Star, visit
Bluegrass guitarists have developed
some of the most potent and interesting
rhythm moves ever heard-but they are sel-
dom taught in an organized way. The guitar
workshop takes a hands-on, detailed and
entertaining look at them.
Sounds on Centre
March through October, the Historic
Femandina Business Association presents
Sounds on Centre, free community concerts
Irom 6-8 p.m. the first Friday of the month on

talent singing their favorite
songs, directed by Erin
DuFault and Kate Hart.
Needed are eight to 12 per-
formers as well as crew and
Auditions will be held at
FLT, 1014 Beech St., on Feb.
21 at 1:30 p.m. Prepare 1-2
songs, preferably one up-
tempo and one ballad (be
sure to bring a copy of the
sheet music with you).
Rehearsals begin Feb. 24,
typically 1-2 nights a week
and Saturdays (times TBA).
Four performances are
scheduled for March 20, 21
and 22. E-mail fltbiz@ peo-

Amelia Community
Theatre presents
"Incorruptible," a dark com-
edy about the Dark Ages, in
In 1250 A.D. in Priseaux,
France, miracles are needed
to help a local monastery as a
larcenous one-eyed minstrel
teaches the monks an outra-
geous way to pay old debts.
Performances are at 8 p.m.
March 13,14,19-21 and 25-
28 and 2 p.m. on March 22.
Tickets are $16 adults, $10
Call 261-6749. Box office
hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and -
Saturday at 209 Cedar St.


Watercolor workshops
continue for all levels with
William Maurer every
Thursday from 2:30-5 p.m. at

Centre Street between Second and Front
streets. Bring a chair, dancing shoes (just in
case) and a smile and song in your heart.
The next concert is March 6.

Pops concertpackage
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for the
Symphony) is sponsoring a Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert
Package, including dinner at the Ocean Club
on the Amelia Island Plantation, followed by
round-tnp bus transportation and concert tick-
ets to Ben Vereen Sings Sammy! on March
13. Contact Ted Preston at 277-6618 for
reservations or information.
Enjoy Teen Night with DJ Lamar & Rock
Candy at Striker's Bowling Center in Yulee
every Tuesday from 8-11 p.m. for ages 13-18
only. There is a $5 cover charge, $1 sodas.
$1 hot dogs, $1 fries, $2.50 virgin drinks,
$10.95 bowling (includes 3 games and
shoes), prize giveaways, contests, music
videos, karaoke, pool tables and plenty of
staff on site for security.
DJ Lamar also offers karaoke at the 11th
Frame Lounge at Striker's Bowling Center on
Saturday from 9 p.m.-close and at the
Palace Saloon on Wednesdays.and Sundays
from 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

the Amelia Arts Academy. Call
Also, enjoy learning to
"sketch" with pencil down-
town every Thursday from
9:30 a.m.-noon with Maurer.
Meet at Amelia Island Coffee
Shop and enjoy plein air
sketching about town, weath-
er permitting. Call 261-8276.

Join Scrap N Around
Amelia scrapbook store
every week for classes. It
offers classes and crops and
girls' night out and birthday
parties. Stop by for a sched-
ule. Next class is at 6 p.m.
Feb. 17. Call (904) 206-4121
or e-mail scrapnaround @

The Island Art Gallery at
18 N. Second St. presents the
IAA Nouveau Art Show
"From the School Of ..." in
February and March For more
information call 261-7020.

The Wall Art Gallery on
South Eighth Street presents
internationally acclaimed
painter, Bao Lede. In 1984,
Bao graduated from Tianjing
Academy of Fine Art in China,
where he later taught. He has
since been involved in many
group and solo exhibitions in.
China. View his work at

The Waterwheel Art
Gallery presents a 3-D show
of sculpture, carvings and
more featuring sculptural
artists Tyler Domini, Stephen
Kishel, John Jones, Chuck
Hall and Dante de Florio Sr.

with wood carvings, bronze
statuary and contemporary
metal works at 5047 First
Coast Hwy., Femandina
Beach. Call 261-2535 or visit
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Diane Fraser offers a stu-
dio lecture and demonstra-
tion from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb.
28 at the Women's Center of
Jacksonville, 5644 Colcord
Ave. The cost is $35 and
includes lunch. For informa-
tion and to register, call Deb ,
at (904) 722-3000.

Jones Pottery, 528 S.
Eighth St., is registering new
students for its clay program.
Space is limited. For informa-
tion call 583-1948 or visit

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

Musicians, artists and
wannabes are wanted to join
Amelia Arts Academy's
community of musicians and
artists. Group ensembles, pri-
vate lessons, classes, and
workshops are available for
almost any medium or instru-
ment. Call 277-1225.
* *
Art and Soul at the
Women's Center of
Jacksonville announces the
second annual art exhibition
in connection with Women's

History Month. The exhibi-
tion opens March 2 at the
Bank of America Tower lobby,
50 N. Laura St., Jacksonville.
Reception and awards will be
from noon to 1 p.m. March 4.
To participate, go to For informa-
tion contact Deb Phillians at
(904) 722-3000.


Friends of the Library
invites you to Ride The
Reading Express. Explore
Fernandina during the
Victorian era from 2-5 p.m.
Feb. 14. Hop on the trolley
and listen to stories at the
Amelia Island Museum of
Historythe Visitor's Depot,
and City Hall featuring Alice in
Wonderland and selections
from the American Girl Collection,
enjoy cookies and punch and,
if you're one of the first 600
children, receive a keepsake
tote bag. Call 277-7365.

The Nassau County
Writers and Poets Society
will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 14
at the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport. All writers
and poets in the county are
invited; bring two double-
spaced pages of your original
prose or two to three of your
poems. Be prepared to read
and discuss your work. For
information, contact Cara at
www.wordsmythe@ net-

The Florida Writers
Association will at meet at 6
p.m. Feb. 17 at the Florida
House Inn, 22 S. Third St. J.P.
"Jim" Morgan, author of The
Copper Indian, Faith and
Proton Therapy and numer-
ous other writings as well as a
play, will present an exercise
in flash fiction writing so bring
your pens, paper and sharp
minds. Members and the pub-
lic are invited. For information
contact Maggie de Vries at
* *
The Nassau County
Library Advisory Board will
meet Feb. 17 from 3-5 p.m. at
the FCCJ/Nassau Center
Yulee branch library, 76346
William Burgess Blvd. The
public is invited. Contact the
library at 277-7365.
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What was the fate of
Louis-Charles, the lost son of
Marie Antoinette and King
Louis XVI? This is the prem-
ise of the One Book, One
Community selection, The
Black Towerby Louis Bayard.
Join in the discussion with
Professor Chris Twiggs at 6
p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Cafe
Karibo, 27 N. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. The dis-
cussion will cover chapters
one through nine. All are wel-
come to attend.

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10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 14 at
Callahan's city park for
Timothy Brookshire and Callie
Carver, both born with a rare
heart condition that requires
multiple surgeries.
Timothy will turn one on
Feb. 21 and his family will cel-
ebrate his birthday at the
blood drive. They plan to have
a bounce house for the kids
and a barbecue luncheon for
friends and family who have
supported them. Contact
Crystal or John Brookshire at
(904) 675-9052 or (904)-838-
7949 to learn more. For infor-
mation contact John Helgren
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The Nassau Sierra Club
will hold its "Love the
Environment" fundraiser on
Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. that
involves dropping numbered
golf balls from a helicopter
onto the Bailey Road soccer
field. The three closest balls to
a "hole" painted on the field
will win cash prizes. Tickets
are available at various mer-
chants and locations around
Amelia Island and Nassau
County. For information call
Bob Weintraub at 491-6817.

Local Author Becky Duke
will sign copies of her book,
Celebrating Marriage, from 11

COOK Continued from 1B

Application forms are avail-
able at Amelia Island
Montessori or by calling the
school at 261-6610.
Participants will be provid-
ed with kits and tables but
must provide their own heat
riders" source, and the chili must be
tiders' Iassembled on site. Each team
is required to have ingredi-
ents enough for five gallons of
chili, and two quarts must be
Reserved for judging.
Besides Overall Winner,
prizes will be awarded in a
variety of categories including
Spiciest Chili, Most Unique,
Chef's Choice and People's
Choice. Awards also will be
g A given for Best Tent Decora-
Sr ting; set-up will begin at 9 a.m.
Judges this year include
head judge, chef de cuisine
Scott Crawford of The
Cloisters, his sous chef,

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every hot spot down to West
* 0* Palm Beach. When the tour
, * e moved over to Europe, Davis
and the guys were playing
* * festivals and packed theaters
in Belgium, France and Spaint.
Now at long last, the
* * Milkmen will be back in town
* for a tour before recording
another CD with Davis. The

a.m. until 5 p.m. on Feb. 14 at
Books Plus on Centre Street.
Her book is a collection of
successful marriage stories
from about 20 local couples
and about 22 out-of-state cou-
ples. Each couple gives brief
tips on staying happily mar-

Life and relationship coach
Christine-Anne Platel will offer
a Valentine's Workshop for
Singles and Couples:
Opening Your Heart with
Voice Movement Therapy on
Feb. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-5:30
p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. Call (904) 583-0231
or e-mail cplatel@bellsouth.
net to reserve your space.

Danny Zeal, Mayor Bruce
Malcolm, State Rep. Janet
Adkins, former mayor and
state representative Aaron
Bean and two-time Chili
Cook-Off winner, Phil
Schweizer of KK Marketing.
In keeping with its billing
as a fun family event, the
cook-off also will offer a live
band, a local artisans sector
and a children's zone consist-
ing of six to eight arts/crafts.
The Amelia Arts Academy is
also volunteering at the event,
said Dillingham. Tokens will
be available for all of the dif-
ferent activities.
Tickets for those who want
to sample chili at the cook-off
are being sold in advance at
the school. For information,
contact Renee Crane at 261-
6610. Anyone interested in
volunteering contact Allison
Dillingham at 277-2612 or Jill
Minasi at 206-0058.

songs have been growing
from the lives of the musi-
cians, as is natural with this
type of very personal art. So,
this experience will be differ-
ent from all others and these
live shows will be something
that should not be missed by
music and art lovers.
For more information, visit

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I 02 Lost & Found I
MONEY FOUND in donated item. If
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New To U at 321-2334 by March 1st.
Missing since 12/23, our male black &
white Boston Terrier needs medicine.
Greatly Missed! REWARD! (904)277-
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If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane. Society
facility located at 671 AirportRd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
neutered, very friendly. Found at
Hedges Meat Store. Had him two
months. Call Sandie (904)415-1690.

1 104 Personals
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and a number where you can be
reached. Any help will be appreciated.

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S 201 Help Wanted
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201 Help Wanted

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201 Help Wanted

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I 204 Work Wanted I
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
EQUIPMENT We'll pick up. (904)
879-1535 or (904)237-5293
SENIORS Will gladly drive, run
errands, make calls for appointments,
prepare meals, small chores, etc. Call
583-1171 for more information.
REMODEL WORK Licensed & insured
contractor. Home repairs/mobile home
repairs, demolition work, home maint.,
decks, yard cleanup & debris removal,
window & door replacements, &
everything in between. (904)491-4383
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
HOUSE CLEANING I have openings
for weekly, bi-weekly, & monthly.
Experienced and have references. Call
for a bid. TM) Cleaning, (904)261-,
MAN available immediately. Refer-
ences available upon request. Please
call (904)225-9628.
cleaner home Naturally. Reasonable
rates. License Bonded Insured.

207 Business

STORE for sale after eleven successful
years. Asking $135K. Great location.
Owner finance. Call 557-5007 Iv msg.
Brenda 321-1295 or 545-1136.

301 Schools &
high paying Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved program. Finan-
cial aid if qualified Housing available.
Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387. ANF

1306 Lessons/Classes
beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.

1 503 Pets/Supplies I
one all white, best offer. Born-12/26.
Call (912)674-6842.
CKC CHIHUAHUAS Small, long hair.
1st shots, wormed. 7 weeks. Paper
trained. $200. Call (904)277-2217 or
FREE TO GOOD HOME 2 year old
female yellow Lab. Please call (904)

504 Services
Let Big Jim take care of your dog-
walking needs. Specializing in active
breeds! Reasonable rates. Call Big Jim
at 261-3904.

601 Garage Sales
FRI. & SAT. 8am-4pm. 1775 S.
Fletcher. New windows, kids & adult
clothes, toys, tools, kitchen &
household .items, linens, antiques, &

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I 601 Garage Sales 601 Garage Sales 611 Home Furnishings

ESTATE SALE 2613 Via Del Rey. Fri.
13th & Sat. 14th from 9am-5pm. Rain
or shine. Large 3 pc. antique china
cabinet, Heywood Wakefield hutch,
wooden tea cart, camel back sofa, 3
recliners, 2 Asian screen/room
dividers, cedar chest, vintage dresser
w/mirror & matching 5 drawer chest,
maple drop leaf table w/6 teak chairs,
2 Ethan Allen tables, 2 vintage fern
tables, queen teakwood bed set,
bamboo/rattan dining table w/6 chairs,
rattan/glass shelf unit, vintage
bamboo/ rattan patio sofas, chairs &
end tables, black wrought iron patio
table w/4 chairs, black Boston rocker,
Hitchcock half moon table, bamboo/
rattan gossip bench, Ig sq glass top
coffee table, computer desk, office
chair, lamps, glassware, pottery,
collectibles, sterling and silver plate
silverware & tea set, 2 chamber pots,
Ig Roseville Ohio bowl, pewter, Fitz &
Floyd, Peltrina serving pcs, vintage
coffee grinder, Henckel knives, wooden
Chinese junk boat model, Pfaltgraff
Yorktowne TV snack tables, pcs
Noritake china, 115 pcs white Gibson
china, hand made wooden bowls,
cookbooks, Ig punch bowl (American?),
bread machine, toaster oven, food
processor, blender, Corning, Pyrex,
pans, towels, table cloths/napkins,
books, clothing, pet cage, Villeroy &
Boch tea kettle; 24" color Sanyo TV, sm
Frigidaire chest freezer, green painted
porch rocker, and so much more. Sale
being done by May Ann Pihlblad dba
Finders Keepers.
8am-? 1712 Inverness Rd. (Lakewood
consignment boutique located at the
Pelican Palms shops next to Redbones.
Open Saturday & Sunday from
10:00AM 4:00PM. For more info call
GARAGE SALE 1548 Penbrook
(Lakeside). Kitchen items, household
goods, books, clothing, glassware,
electronics, toys, artwork, tools, office
supplies. Sat., 8am-2pm. Rain cancels.

2/14, 8am-12pm. Rain or shine, Crib,
cradle, clothes, outside toys, motor-
cycle, much more. Jekyll Ct. across
from YMCA.
YARD SALE Sat., 9am-? 96359
Augustus Ave. (Cartesian Point). Baby,
women's, teen's, & kid's clothes.
Decorative items, furniture, lots of
plants & palm trees. Everything must
go. (904)415-2715

1602 Articles for Salel
FOR SALE 1 Billy Joel/Elton John
concert ticket, $50 cash. Call (904)
unpacked) $150; small Sanyo ref. $50;
La-Z-Boy recliner, beige, $75; Whirl-
pool gas dryer, 2 yrs old, $70; Sylvania
19" TV $30; Merits wheelchair, 2 yrs
old, $200; Hoover steam vac $40; Call
206-0410 to see.
22" RIMS, side-by-side refrigerator,
bookcases, beautiful piano, oak hutch,
assorted furniture. Call (904)261-5345
or 753-3136.

607 Antiques
& Collectibles
$325/OBO. Glass dining room set w/4
chairs, $150. Call (904)430-2605.

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)

1611 Home Furnishings

spring, like new, $50. Sofa, floral print,
$50. Please call (904)310-6348.
springs, $150. Excellent condition.
Please call (904)277-2845 or 206-

614 Jewelry/Watches I

VALENTINE 3ct heart shaped white
diamond pendant on Platinum chain.
One of a kind. Must sell, best offer.
LADIES ROLEX diamond/sapphire
Bezel blue face. White gold. Best offer.
RING 5ct total weight. Center stone
2ct European cut. Appraisal of
$20,000. Best offer. (904)415-0769

615 Building Materials |
METAL ROOFING 40 yr warranty.
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in stock, w/all accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf
Coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335. ANF

616 Storage/WarehousesI
Building Sale "Unprecedented Low
Prices". Sale ends 2/16. 25x40 $5190.
30x50 $6390. 35x60 $8990. 40x60
$12,700. 60x100 $33,600. Others.
Pioneer Steel (800)668-5422. Since
1980. ANF

701 Boats & Trailers
1987 29' Cruisers Inc. Elegante
Yacht sleeps 6, 2-new rebuilt box
Chevy 350s, new ext. upholstery, air,
shower. Mechanic maintained. $5,000/
OBO. MUST SELL. (317)513-4721


MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Variety NEW LA-Z-BOY BURGUNDY 16'9" BOSTON WHALER w/70hp Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
of items. 2930 S. 14th St. Sat. 2/14, LEATHER RECLINER $450. (904) Mercury Force motor & trailer. $2,500. (904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
8am-12pm. 261-8707 (904)261-7060 Lasserre, Realtor.

GARAGE SALE 2802" Island
Plantation in Beach Walk, off Jasmine.
Sat. 2/14, 8am-11am. No early birds.
Antique chairs, windows, door, beach
chairs, plus much, much more.

Mattress Set Unopened box. $2,499
value for $1,499. Sleep on a new
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I 802 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA in Nassauville on 1/2 acre.
Appraised value at $93,000. for sale at
$74,900/OBO. (904)583-2009

808 Off Island/Yuiee
Harbor, 3BR/3BA home with a Study/
Office and Bonus room. This beautiful
home contains 2795 sq. ft. of living
space. The floor plan is split with the
large master suite in the rear. Large
kitchen with SS appliances. Fenced
back yard. $5.50,000. Call (904)261-
0469 or (404)216-1063 for appt.

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802 Mobile Homes ]
FSBO IN YULEE (Wilson Neck ar- i)
Fenced 1.25 acres w/mature trees, 3/2
2002 Skyline DW, 1920 sq. ft., ,n
permanent block foundation, 1',2-1
screened back poich, 12x16 open ronL
porch, 12x20 utility shed, and caiii'it
All kitchen appliances and ceiling fis
included. Current appraisal and suLvr ,.
owner motivated $140,000. Senou;-
inquiries only. Please call 225-9112.

1804 Amelia Island Homesi
OPEN HOUSE Feb. 21/22, noon-
6pm. Charming older 3BR, cent. AC,
hardwood floors, new appliances.
Appraised $200K. Now at $185,0001
724 5. 6th. (904)583-5205
For sale, $110K/OBO.
3BR/2BA, 1035 sq. ft.
(904)371-1920. Must sell ASAP.
New to market, 1 floor, 4BR/28A,
2200sf, many upgrades, w/pool &
screened lanai. Near beach. Move-in
condition. $392,500. Located at 2936
Eastwind Dr. Call (904)491-5505.

805 Beaches
Visit for j
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon ot
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
ocean. 3/3 plus Crows Nest and great
room. Library area w/wet bar.
$1,150,000. Sally McCarron, Prudential
Chaplin Williams, Owner Agent

S 806 Waterfront
940 sq ft. Fully furnished, great con-
dition. On the ocean. $460,000. Owner
Agent, Sally McCarron, Prudcntial
Chaplin Williams. (904)277-8943'



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1810 Farms & AcreageI
FOR SALE Approx. 180 acres. Great
hunting. Near Folkston, GA. Will divide.
As low as $3200 per acre. Lynn Murray

S 817 Other Areas
TIMESHARE Week 34 at Casa Ybel
on Sanibel Island, FL. $4,500 + maint-
enance + closing. (904)491-8563

851 Roommate Wanted
Mature, Professional Roommate
Wanted 3BR/2BA house w/lots of
privacy w/split floor plan. Appreciate
yard & gardens. Non-smoking. $525/
mo + 1/2 electric w/FREE LD calls. Req
references & dep. (904)261-0462
WANTED: Female roommate to share
a 3BR/2BA home in nice, secluded,
safe, neighborhood with two others.
Mature female, must have job and
vehicle. Must be clean and neat, must
help with chores. No parties. Call (904)
642-0813 or (904)624-0736. $125.00
a week. No deposit required.
Blackrock. $400/mo. Must be employed
and like dogs. Call 753-2457.
HOUSEMATES Fernandina, off
island. New home. Professional, clean,
responsible. $350/mo. Call (904)557-

1 852 Mobile Homes
2BR/1.5BA SWMH Large lot on
lake. All appliances including W/D.
$700/mo. + deposit. (904)277-7132
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME on 1 acre
'lot., $650/mo. + $650 deposit. (904)
2 & 3BR MOBILE HOMES & lots for
rent. Furnished & unfurnished, $500-
$725/mo. Units available in Hilliard &
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.
acre, front porch, quiet n'hood, Wilson
Neck. $650/mo. +. $650 dep.
Application, lease (negotiable). 225-
BLACKROCK AREA 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
singlewide, 2BR/2BA. $600/mo. Call

I 52 Mobile Homes
2BR/2BA M.H. in Nassauville past
Springhill Church. (904)261-6303 or
13126 EAST PATE RD. 3/2 DW, 2
sheds, carport, carport, fenced yard.
$750/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
extra clean. $600/mo. + $200 deposit.
Debbie (904)225-4815.
NICE 3BR/2BA Yulee, on acre.
$625/mo. + $625 dep. Lawn care
included. Lease, reference required.

855 Apartments

gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. $1050. No smoking. (904)
206-1071 or 321-4262
AT BEACH Sm eff, $145/wk + dep,
utils incl. ON ISLAND 2-3BR MH's in
park starting $165/wk. or $660/mo. +
dep. Utils avail. For details, 261-5034.
1BR/1BA/Dining-Kitchen Combo -
Elect., water, garbage; washer/ dryer,
cable TV, all furnished. In Nassauville.
6 mo. lease. $500/mo. + $300 dep.

856 Apartments
North end of island. $850/mo. + $800
deposit. (904)753-2155
unit, tots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mno. + deposit.
1/2 off 1st month. (904)716-0579
1BR/1BA Ocean view. $625/mo. +
$725 dep. Garbage, water & sewer
included. 337 N. Fletcher. (904)556-
utilities included. Service animals only.
$500 sec. deposit. Call for information
rent starting at $625. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at

clean & bright. Big wood deck under
the trees! Laundry h/u, CH&A. Go look!
322 N. 3rd St. $595/mo. 261-6846
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
5669. ANF

I 856 Apartments
TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, across
from beach walkover, S. Fletcher Ave.
SPECIALS Up to one -monlh free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
(904) 277-1983.
835 ELLEN ST. (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. S875/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.
duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. -Fletcher.
$995/mo. + dep. (904)386-1005
3BR/2BA Top floor of duplex, 1
block from ocean, large deck, washer &
dryer. Very nice. $1025/mo. + deposit.
OCEAN VIEW 2BR/1BA. $675/mo. +
$775 dep. Garbage, water & sewer
included. 337 N. Fletcher. (904)556-
2BR/2BA New carpet & paint,
garage, 2357 1st Ave. $875/mo. with
1 year lease. (229)942-0110
duplex, 2BR/1.5BA, ceiling fans,
dishwasher, W/D hookups. $850/mo.
57 S. Fletcher Ave. (904)277-7622
ONE OF A KIND 900 sq. ft, studio
on 2 levels. W/D hookups. Includes all
utilities. On island. $750/mo. (904)

857 Condos-Furnishe4
Furnished Oceanview Condo
for Rent
2BR, beautiful hardwood & ceramic tile
floors, all new appliances incl flat-
screened TV. $750/month. 904-277-

For Rent

2 units available! 2BR/IBA,
completely rebuilt, all new
appliances, W/D hook-up.
Phillips Manor area, close to
beach & Ritz-Carlton.
Avail 3/1. $1,000/unit

Call John Stack

857 Condos-Furnishec4
included. $1175/imo. Call Tern at (904)
261 4743.

1858 Condos-UnfurnishedI
renovated 2BR/1.5BA w/patio, new
appliances, W/D. $1000/mo. 833 A
Tarpon Ave. (904)206-0817
1BR/IBA-at Amelia Lakes. Tile floors,
Plantation shutters, view of lake.
Tennis courts, pool, & fitness center.
$700/mo. + sec. dep. (904)742-4649
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $700-$800/mo. + deposit.
1/2 off 1st month. (904)716-0579
Amelia Lakes. Gated, gym, on lake.
$725/mo. Negotiable terms. Call (949)
2BR/2BA Interior refurbished, gar-
age, duplex 1 block from beach. $875/
mo. with 1 year lease. (229)942-0110


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1858 Condos-UnfurnishedI
AMELIA PARK 2BR/2BA like-new
end unit. Luxury upgrades, all
appliances. $1250/mo. Call (904)556-
1-car garage, 1/4 mi from beach, 2 yrs
old, SS, granite countertops. $1200/
mo. + sec. dep. (904)294-1587
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, RTO. $975/mo. (904)251-9525

859 Homes-Furnished I
2EA. $1500/mo + utilities. Short/long
term & weekly. Pet w/fee. Also, 1 side
roommates $500/mo. (912)552-8601
FOR RENT Newly built 3BR/2BA
furnished home, 151 Barnwell Rd.
$1150/mo. Security deposit &
references a must. (904)556-8372
2BA, gar., furn., gated comm., pool, 5
mins to beach. $600/wk. or $2000/mo.
inmcl utils. 261-6204, 206-0035

A.I.P. 2BR/2BA, Fairway Oaks.
Upgraded kitchen & bathroom. Wood 860 nf
blinds. $1350/mo. (904)753-4267 860 Homes-Unfurnished

hospital. $945/mo. No smoking. Call
2/2 STARTING AT $800 & 3/2
starting at $900. 1st month rent free.
Pay Security Deposit and MI. Gated
community with heated pool. Call

3BR/2BA DW Yulee Hills area.
Approx 1700 sq. ft., fireplace, DW,
uti ity room, 2 refrigerators, 1 acre.
$900/ mo + dep. (904)556-1948
block from beach. 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car
garage, fireplace, W/D. $1350/mo +
uti & dep. 1 yr lease. (904)583-4563

1925 S. 14"" St., Suite 4

Amelia Island, FL

Sales (904)277-9700
Property Management
SurLside Properties, Inc. Angel VanZant (904)277 0907 Tanmmy Hardy
Realtor' )' Realtor'



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in Spanish Oaks. Fenced 'y fully furnished beach home. an acre. Corner let and fenced. island, North 14th, needs TLC.
Wonderful views Irom almost every
back yard. MLS# 48084 room in hethe house. Must see $99,000 MLS #48333 $169,000 MLS# 47266
$180,000 1,900,000 MLS# 45754

*535-A Ocean Ave., 2/2 806 S. 9th Street 3/1, o
upstairs apartment, home, near downtown
Oceanfront. Great views. $775/mo.
Includes water. $1,050/mo.
* 210 S. 10th Street, 2/1, OFF ISLAND
--$575 75161 Edwards Rd 2/1 v
* 340-A Tarpon Ave 2/2 2 1/1 on the water. Boat sli
blocks from the beach car garage, large deck, do
$750/mo. includes water gated. Reduced $1,200/n

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1880 S. 14th St., Suite 103 *Amelia Island, FL 32034

Renal RntalRntalsRenal

* 19 Marsh Bay Court 3B1R/21A Ieautifil hiie licaled in ciiul dc
sac slid "ui la'c cunti wrtc op, sil. il kiihts llc m il hatlis. I00l lani i.
* 13:111 Broome Street :3111/2115A Lovcly lhonli with i lhiaill d lr's,
liige tl-c.slt i;l ym ld with -scircccl" ind ill i garage fo cxta initainiing.i
Clos, to Iliskionr downil own -Fernanidina linchl, $10510
* 415 Georgia Ave 313R/2BA lHoine has fir|cpl.ce in lfiiiily room
'ice, di i saio, sccoisvii sts, mi l is- tic alazigi.i/ Rent ioclues
l In illll pI't colllo l)l. $1495
* 95053 Reserve Courtl i'R211iA lauilield holis wi niill c'erd pa'lii
mnd well maintained ]atin. h1m Ill ',paralc dining! aid ilicllacc in
living loom. $1795
* 915069 Reserve Court 411 211A atlliiiliul honli \ith loiiveid painl
and w 'll mnaintoined lawn. I llo lU hZIs Sp ltlt. dining Mid l ireplalce ill
living loom. $1795
* 2524 LeSabre (Arbours) I1H/21A lshom las .Ia hugi cilk ill] liacl,
" I' 11 th3t Iweotlldhlep l ot 1 11i L eg ht dS d lld l ol ilY. F 1il
rliom inlchll.s, a Iircilact. $1350)
* 8(1:5] EIastporl rive (North Ilamuplon) ll\'i,:M1A "'hIIis i a hlu
lifsll] lhilec Vwitl h a lIaige seleCll e -ill patio \ith i cial ic \ n of s lie tlke.
litchen' l i n allcs tils i Ii)li~sliv s-111sai isl sllinis' Hiii ll.isssc his, lfirelalktt
ill laimil mioi. $1800
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Io)0,1111 mi po\ li4 1 & paiilll. T\Vo 'I I,, imgg $1250
* 861550 Cartelsiln Pointl Drive (Cartesian Poiln) l3Mt '-i c tiL\ ni
hliin iii veI'y nice lirril. lt'lis, 1,1 is\ $12101
* l86016il Clierry I.,aurel (Iickiry V illage)) :3131 21A IhlI loclCd
, If Il. (siff ll 9 sloo iopels s1 I0 sishIlCatifil liiss iswsill s iilcss
slllpiliiscs $1250.
S6il6i4 Ciarlesiin 1Poinl Drive ;111. 'l \ Shiiuri loclcId clo-stoi I 9I
ii hct, iliifl'l C(arl.siuii Po'inl. $1150)
* 95107 Twin Oakls Lane (Spanish Oaks) :' I3R211A hno i' ll
ig eI.c....d hi lIn-\'lphlt LHlIor plaon wihh txti n lom off of thil l"n.ty
lthll c( iLlsr lss'ild lir g cstl bliiliin t i ll .i ici ,Availhlle l'f ll. iLl. i$11001
* )5035 Ioodherry Lane (Thel Preserve) .IK W ll,.\ i.,I lalc
IhIto m h tIis i rist (tll lb .di l alc sho\t Ihis is a h 1- li
Itmon h.Iosc in hi" l'ltscs. $1750
* )(i026 S(ioney Drive (Stoney Creek) :IR '21.\ TolnhiiloI luat
$ is l 5 'ld tiiitiitsl with clI i11tit I pooL iR"lts 1 hdi ls lai n iAt

* IN 4th Street Apt. C 1iR/11A Located in hisntoic district. $650
* 883-B Mary Street 2K. 1.51.\ Only 2 blocks lIiro ocean. one car
giaragti. $950
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) .- IBR/3.5BA Walking distance to t he
Y.M.C.A. andi centrally located near shopping centers. $1800
* 966 Chad Street 313R,2A v11a.y well kept townhomec. Airi .Jour
plan. $1100 Reduced to $995
* 95046 Springtide Lane 3BR *-IBA. Thiss is Ia lbcaniftilol in holne
Loe d in a gated ,'insnius its ioff .S ,ofI f of Lhi e Int itcoastal nsthrs,\isy.
Rent includes i \\acr, lsgarlhae. Sever and Il.n\ scrvici't. $2475
* 504-A Mizell (Amelia Woods) :IBR 21B.\ eisin siltininLr day,l il the
eon ,it l pool i ser., s .li- ins Iscst cOstrol iclidsdcl.
* 95096 5-B Barclay Place :31W, 2BA Tohninsi licltcdl in gated
co(Iiniisllh EsJiYlus xutLi lii llg hi liis U ip st ui s iiil wit, h clevator is
Saigzic. $1450
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) :1R'2.5BA BaItifu] maintained
hole located l fronts a hlll ni'hbotshood park. .Wood firss Iloillilghoul
lo- 1. Ic% l ol'homel w\idth carq it upstairs. Ih ludcs ourtytard I. rlx-
ingi c\'iiniigs. $1400
* 2850 South Fletcher :131K IBlbA Iuifuilul ocean \views. $1295
* 2418 S. First Ave. 2B 1.siBA spend lie si.i5sier eveniniis enjoy-

] i'M isli,. $925
* 973 Chtad Street tB1 1 \ 21 al\ l >' isit ti liiiuiihun locaid oil t I I st
lfh 'i sri2 d I lir I iIns ,.uS\ hfti o\sC, loii, il, s lo i.i' i .li] rn. .Ii lint iwoIld
ll, It' ,h C -[ lint,sich ulli. $995 .s ail.ilulc i tuls lil.
* 3200 South Fletcher C-2 (Ocean Dunes) 211i HA co\y i litc \i irm
\' inlh o the il o' red dcck ,lookin af tIl be, atllhul oc:] I. or mptnd
cool V11ii ins s rs laxing by ltht l filepiI ce. Ci ldo lc sted ill iatti d iom-
I tinity \\ith s ih lling l po ldI sit ul' i 'chl(s l v I Is, ss il' ;1sil t h '1
and poolc'v.i $15100
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ill, 40 ci i(1ll i co liI t ll, sloo iik 1t t1 li1 101'l 1i ll io opln tile icin.
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1860 Homes-Unfurnished
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car.garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
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
$1,250/MO. 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage,
with upgrades 1,400sf home on Island
with large fenced backyard. Contact
(904)556-9549 or (904)753-4353.
PAGE HILL All brick home, 3BR/2BA,
large lot, water softener, washer/dryer.
$1195. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
4BR/2BA in Lakewood subd. Great
neighborhood, close to schools, beach
& shopping. Large fenced in backyard.
Yard maint & pest control included.
$1150/mo. (904)753-4559
3BR/2BA home with built-ins. Fenced
backyard. Pets OK. Year lease. Call
ISLAND HOME 2BR/2BA with office.
Great location. 1-car garage. New
flooring. See
$950/mo + sec. dep. (904)583-1431


Real Estate, Inc.

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.
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,
sewer, garbage.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
*Approx 1,650 sj. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in_
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo. + until & tax
Corner of Centre and 4th St. High vis-
ible location next to O'Kane's and
across from the Post Office. Five pri-
vate parking spaces. Call for details.
*Five Point Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for
retail or large office space. $12 per sf
+ tax.
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1860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/2BA in Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease option possible. $1150/mo.
American Beach 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1100/mo. Marsh
Lakes 4572 Village Dr., 3BR/2.5BA,
T.H., 1860sf, lakefront, pool & tennis,
$1350/mo. North Hampton 861452
N. H. Club Way, 4BR/4BA w/bonus,
2994sf, $2200/mo. Don Brown
Realty at 225-5510 or 571-7177.

1860 Homes-Unfurnished I
716 S. 12TH ST. 3BR/2BA, recently
renovated. Washer, fenced yard, nice
neighborhood. First, last, & deposit.
References. $895/mo. (904)261-5630
SEASIDE Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817
Bells River Estates off Chester Rd.
New 2800sf concrete blk home. 4/3
w/master upstairs & down, 2-car gar.,
waterfront. $1395/mo. (904)860-5564

YULEE 86093 Kutana Dr., 3BR/2BA
MH. Very clean and bright, privacy. 3BR/2BA in Ocean View Estates,
$595/mo. 261-6846 close to beach, 1700sf. 1 year lease.
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356.

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HILLIARD 2BR/1BA home w/loft on
5 private acres. CH&A. $850/mo. +
$600 deposit. References required. Call
John at (904)234-5353.

Heron Isles. Month to month. $795/
mo. (916)622-3754
PRIVACY & SUNSETS on acre lot.
Amelia Plantation executive home.
Massive stone fireplace, designer
finishes, spa-like master bath. Great
rate. Unique Rentals (904)261-3900.
SOUTH END HOME $1500/mo. Nice
neighborhood. Deposit required. Call
(904)206-3380. Pets with additional
3BR/1BA, hardwood floors, fully
equipped kitchen, CH&A, carport, large
fenced yard w/shed, water softener,
good neighborhood. No smoking. Good
references. $900/mo. + $900 sec dep.
1 yr lease. Neg. 2 yr lease. 261-2132
Newer 3BR/2BA home in Heron Isles,
CH&A, FP. Free cable. $950/mo.
(916)663-6002 or (916)300-3039 .
3BR/2BA NEW HOME for rent.
$1300/mo. + $1300 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
-ON THE ISLAND 4BR/2BA and 2 car
garage. $1250/mo. First, last month
rent and security deposit. Pet deposit
$250. Call (540)529-8928.
4BR/3BA 2800sf split plan, near
beach & greenway, pool. Available now
with 12 month lease, longer term
considered. $1950/mo. (904)556-2929
lake. CH&A, W/D hookups, lawn care.
No smoking. $700/mo. + $700 deposit.
Call (904)225-5952.


Real Estate, Inc.

*3BR/3BA Amelia Park 2,358 sq. ft.,
includes yard & pool maint.
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo. +
until. .
2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,w/ 2
car garage, pool & tennis included.
$950/mo. + util.
*2BR/1.5BA on Kentucky Ave
$850/mo + until.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview $1,000/mo.
+ until.
*3BR/2.5BA at Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis.Will do
lease purchase $1,250/mo. + until.
*2BR/I BA Oceanfront Gar. Apt., 2822
S. Fletcher $1,150/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.
*730 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA, $850/mo
until $1,200 security deposit

2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information

90 26 S..66

Countryside Apartments

Mon & Wed 8am 5pm, Fri 1pm 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103

Yulee Villas

Tues & Thurs 8am 5pm, Fri 8am 12pm

850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee

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2118 Oak Bluff Court, 32034.
3BR72.5BA. Chalet-style, 1,800 sq ft.
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$700/mo. + $700 dep. (904)753-0165
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Great views. 1600 sq. ft., screened
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S 863 Office
SEVERAL OFFICES from $400 to
$650 monthly, incl. utilities, all above
the Palace Saloon. Also 850sf at 17 S.
8th St. Call George (904)557-5644.
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town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
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600 sq ft. Remodeled in '06. Office or
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An Indiana state court has preliminarily approved
a settlement in a class action involving furnaces
("Furnaces") manufactured by Consolidated Industries,
Corp. ("Consolidated") before January 1. 2001 under
thie following brand/trade names: ACPO. Addison. Air
Star. Airco. Anana. American Best. American Standard.
Arcoaire. Arkla, Armstrong, Bard. Carrier. Century.
Climate Control. Comfort Aire. Coleman. Consolidated.
Day & Night. Ducanc. Duomatic-Olsen. Franklin
Electric. Goetl. Goodman. GMC. Hamilton Electric.
Heat Controller. Heatmaster. International Comfort
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Airc. Payne, P.F.C.. Premier, Sears, Square D. Sunbelt,
Sunburst. Sundial, Sun Glow. Trane. Weatherking, York.
and possibly others. If you have a furnace with one of
these names, it migbj be covered by this settlement.
However mannvofthesecompanicpes
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part of this lawsuit and are not
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if not all, of the covered Furnaces
contain one or more defective
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a two-day evidentiary hearing and approved this
settlement. The District Court found that the settlement
is "fair, reasonable. and adequate to all .. members of
the Settlement Class."
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The settlement includes anyone who Owns or Owned
a Furnace manufactured by Consolidated. except for
Furnaces containing NOx rods. An "Owner" is a person
who: (i) owns a Residence that contains or previously
contained a Furnace: (ii) received an assignment of
rights from a Person who owns a Residence that contains,
or previously contained a Furnace: (iii) replaced (or paid
for the replacement of) a Furnace at no cost to the owner
of a Residence that contains or previously contained a
Furnace: and/or (iv) had or has atny claim or right against
Consolidated in any way arising out of or relating to one

or more Furnaces. If you are unsure if your furnace is
covered by the settlement. visit the website below.
Subject to available assets in the Consolidated
bankruptcy estate. Consolidated and its insurance
companies have agreed to create a Settlement Fund
of up to $51.8 million to notify class members
regarding the defects in the Furnaces, provide free
or discounted inspections, pay some or all of the cost
to repair property damage caused by the Furnaces.
provide cash payments of up to $300 to members who
replaced covered Furnaces. and/or provide discounts/
rebates from a non-party commercial provider to
reduce the cost to replace covered Furnaces. Subject
to court approval, up to $16.4 million may be used
to pay Settlement Class Counsel's attorneys' fees
and expenses. More details about the settlement can be
found in the Settlement A-reement which is available at



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settlement. If you do nothing. you will not receive any
benefits and you will not be able to sue regarding the
legal issues in this case. The detailed notice on the
website shown below explains how to exclude yourself
or object to the settlement.
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on March 26. 2009 to decide whether to approve the
settlement. You or your own lawyer may ask to appear
and speak at the hearing it your own expense, but you do
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Thlien,. n "liidav. July 2. 2002, at a mcrtmrig
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side of the ice,. and a cream containing either
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Subjects in the PaI-KTTKS/retinol study
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and then twice a1 d.ay for the next 2 months.
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and unsightll wrinkles Cit those women
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letter yet. at the 2-month halfitan point. the
peptide solution witked nearly 1.5 limes flstelr
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Dr. Nathalic Chevreau. Phi). RD.
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"Leading dermatologists agree that
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for glabeilar lines. that tiny little space of
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