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SIAN PERRY
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S Spa at Amelia Island
Plantation, down a wind-
-.- ing cedar boardwalk and
up a flight of stairs, is a gem of a
tree house that provides a serene
escape for a few hours of pamper-
ing.
Especially popular are "Princess
Parties," where little girls (and even
big girls) can come for birthday par-
ties or other celebrations with a
focus on manicures, pedicures, cup-
cakes and tiaras. There's even a
"Little Spa" menu so parents can
customize the event to their child's
delight, said Sandra Lee Malcolm, a
lifelong Amelia Island resident and
manager of The Spa & Salon.
"They love it. They love the pam-
pering," said Malcolm, adding, "It's
magical at night or in the morn-
ing. Whenever you want."
Malcolm said the princess par-
ties are best suited for children ages
four to 12, who get to wear tiaras for
the duration and are escorted up
the walkway by the Plantation's own
Prince Charming (and the resort's
comfort coordinator) Sean Laur,
who wears a tuxedo for the occa-
sion.
The tree house, which boasts a
balcony and spectacular views of the
surrounding tree canopy, wildlife
and water below, rents for $100 an
hour, with various services extra, so
the cost can range "according to
how far they want to go with it," said
Malcolm. "Parents, even though


MICHAEL PARNELL
News-Leader
Four local residents have been
implicated in a federal investigation
into alleged campaign finance viola-
tions involving donations to numerous
U.S. congressmen, including US Sen.
Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and US Rep.
Ander Crenshaw, a Republican.
The four include a former wine
sommelier at a resort hotel and the
marketing director for a local golf club,
who allegedly donated $30,000 to some
two dozen lawmakers. Nelson has
returned $6,000 he received from the
pair.
The investigation focuses in part
on whether the donors listed actually
made the contributions, or whether
their names were used to obscure ille-
gal contributions by others.
The local residents are listed as
directors of the PMA Group, a
Washington, D.C., lobbying firm found-
ed by part-time Amelia Island resident


Paul Magliocchetti, according to a
story Saturday in The Washington Post.
His wife, Rebecca Kingery DeRosa,
reportedly an employee of a defense
contractor, is one of the four.
The two others were John Pugliese,
former sommelier at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island, and Jon C. Walker, direc-
tor of golf marketing at The Golf Club
of Amelia Island, and a former employ-
ee of The Ritz-Carlton.
Magliocchetti was described by the
Post as a former aide to U.S. Rep. John
Murtha, D-Pa., on the U.S. House of
Representatives' Defense Appropria-
tions Subcommittee. Murtha has been
criticized as the "king of earmarks"
for steering millions of dollars in federal
appropriations to defense contractors
and others in his district.
Magliocchetti's firm donated
$775,000 to Murtha's campaigns in the
last election, according to the Post.
PMA clients received $299 million in
FEDERAL Continued on 6A


City, county talk



Lime St. sidewalks


PHOTOS BY SANDRA LEE MALCOLM/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
Kate Swinson sits still while Paige Miklas applies lipstick during a
"Glam Make-up" session at the tree house at The Spa at Amelia
Island Plantation, top. Above, Swinson, Anna Grace Paulow,:
Walker Mullin and Carson Sellars glam it up at their pampered
princess party. Below, Ligia Soares gives Carson Sellars a
"Princess Mani."


there is a recession, will spend
money on their children," she has
found. An added bonus, they can sit
back, watch and enjoy the fun with a
drink and some tasty tidbits while
the kids have their party.
Malcolm decorates the tree
house according to the occasion,


and the salon provides cookies, hot
chocolate and punch "and then if
they want to use our catering .
department, they can do anything,"
she said.
"We know that as a family resort,
PRINCESS Continued on 3A


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
The city of Fernandina Beach and
Nassau County may partner to use
impact fees to improve conditions
along Lime Street. City Manager
Michael Czymbor broached the sub-
ject at the Feb. 10 meeting of the
Amelia Island Joint Local Planning
Agency, a body.that comprises the city
and county commissions.
"One of our proposals for the use of
transportation impact fees is improve-
ments on Lime Street between Eighth
and 14th streets," Czymbor said at the
meeting. "There's really no sidewalk
between these two major arteries, and
there's no storm drainage." Czymbor
said adding sidewalks and improving
* drainage on the county road was impor-
tant because of foot traffic from
Southside Elementary School.
"What's the timeline on this?"
County Commission Chair Barry
Holloway asked.
"(The county) would administer it"
because the county controls impact
fee usage, Czymbor said. "We'd like
to get moving as soon as you can."
City Commissioner, Susan Steger
encouraged the county commission-
ers to move quickly on the project.
"It's on the way to (Baptist Medical
Center Nassau), and residents see peo-
ple in wheelchairs going down that


street," she said. "It's
very important."
Czymbor reiter-
ated Tuesday the
importance of mak-
ing the improve-
ments. "There's no
sidewalk in that sec-
tion, and you've got
Czymbor two major streets.
Obviously there are
s ome traffic con-
cerns with the school there," he said.
"With the neighborhood's residential
density and the hospital there, we think
it's an appropriate use of those (impact
fees)."
Czymbor said he and county offi-
cials would be working together to pre-
pare a plan of action for the project, esti-
mated to cost about $120,000. "I'm
getting with the county engineer to
draft a plan together and present it to
the county for their approval process,"
he said. "(Improvements will begin)
hopefully sometime this spring. We'll
do everything we can to have our city
commission to endorse its necessity.
"Sidewalks and storm drains isn't
that complicated," he added. "We're
not talking about any other major road
improvements."
However, using impact fees to make
those improvements will be compli-
LIME Continued on 3A


Traffic threatens


Christopher Creek


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
The Albert family has lived along
Christopher Creek in Nassauville for
generations and the creek, with its
plentiful fish and oyster beds, has been
good to them. "I'm about 77 years old,
and they were on that creek long
before me," said Charles Albert, a for-
mer mayor of Fernandina Beach. "I'm
sure it's over a hundred years. I've
eaten many fish and crab out of that
river."
Clerk of Court John Crawford, who
also lives near the creek, said the
Alberts have been there as long as he


can remember as
well. "I didn't live
there full-time when
I was a little boy, but
when I was there,
there was one car a
day and it was
Charlie Albert's
father," he said.
Albert In the last few
years, 'however,
Charles Albert has
seen the encroachment of man start to
damage the creek's delicate ecosys-
tern and he wants that to stop. The
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Relay fundraiser
The 2009 Fernandina .
Beach Relay For Life has
begun its fundraising season.
The Relay teams are collect-
ing used cell phones to be
redeemed for cash that will
go directly to the local
American Cancer Society.
There are three locations
where cell phones can be
dropped off: Club 14 Fitness,
1114 South 14th St.,
RE/MAX 303 Centre St.,
and GoodYear Tires, 86005
License Road (off AlA),
Yulee.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach sponsors
. "Celebrate Recovery" at its
416 Alachua St. address
every Friday, beginning with
dinner at 6 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery is a
Christ-centered, biblically
based program for individu-
als and their family niembers
whd are dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions, past
hurts and potentially
destructive behaviors.
Childcare is available. Call
261-3617.
SummerVPK
Step by Step Learning
Center I and II are offering
the Summer VPK program.
This program is free to all
children who will be four
years old by or on Sept. L
For times and dates, call the
schools; Step by Step I, 1986
Citrona Drive, 277-8700, or
Step by Step II, 95734 Amelia
Concourse, 261-6030.
Aska Librarian
Librarians all over the
state will celebrate Ask a
Librarian Day today to bring
awareness to Ask a
Librarian, a free online refer-
ence service that allows


On Feb. 13, Jim Green-
wood shot a one-over-par 74
with one of the highest ever
plus points at 18 to take the
individual honors in the
Friday blitz at the Fernan-
dina Beach Golf Club. His
score was incorrect in the


Floridians to chat with a
librarian for help with home-
work or general questions.
Librarians at almost 100
libraries around Florida will
don T-shirts boasting the
message, "Ask me about
askalibrarian.org," and will
talk about the service with
their customers. They hope
to enlighten people on the
benefits of Ask a Librarian so
that everyone can take full
advantage of this user-friend-
ly collaborative service.
Ask a librarian is avail-
able 10 a.m. to midnight
Sunday through Thursday
and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
and Saturday. Visit
www.askalibrarian.org for
more information or to ask a
librarian a question.
Better bone health
Walking and Muscle/
Bone Strengthening is a free
program offered by the
University of Florida,
Nassau County Extensiorn
Service.
By walking and lifting
hand held weights, you will
be increasing your bone den-
sity (making your bones
stronger), increase you mus-
cle mass and muscle
strength, improve your bal-
ance, decreaseyour choles-
terol and lower your blood
pressure.
The program will begin
March 3 from 9 a.m. to 11:30
a.m., and meet every Tues-
day and Thursday morning
until March 19. Meet at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center Auditorium to warm
up and stretch and then walk
the Egans Creek Greenway
for 50 minutes, and return to
the auditorium to use hand
held weights for muscle and
bone strengthening (60 min-
utes).
To register contact Meg
McAlpine at 548-1116.


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for accuracy. We will promptly
correct all factual errors.
Please notify the editor of
errors at mparnellQfbnews
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Lawanna Mattox
Sweat
Mrs, Lawanna Mattox
Sweat, 74 of Fernandina Beach
passed away Tuesday morning
(February 17, 2009) in the
Baptist Village Retirement
Communities of Waycross, Ga.,
following a lengthy illness.
Born in Pierce County,
August 4, 1934, to Lawton and
Wan L. Johnson Mattox, she
attended
school and
graduated
f r o m
Blackshear
High. School
in 1952. She
was a mem-
ber of First
Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach and the BYKOTA
Sunday School Class.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 55 years, Simon Carlyle,
Sweat, Sr. of Fernandina Beach;
four children, Carl Sweat (wife
Kim) of-Yiflee, Becky Feagin,
Joey Sweat, and Pat SweaL all of
Fernandina Beach; her moth-
er, Wan L Johnson Mattox of
Blackshear; a brother, Gene
Mattox (wife Deasy) of
Blackshear; three sisters,
Oveida Bolden of Waycross,
Martha Fowler (husband
Larry) of Atlanta, and Mary
Ann Stovall (husband John) of
Waycross; three grandchildren,
Jaime Sweat, Jason Sweat (wife
Daniela), both of Yulee, and
Alison Russell of Fernandina
Beach; two great-grandchildren,
Christian arid Caiden Sweat,
both of Yulee, numerous nieces
and nephews and a special life-
long friend, Dorcas Walker of
Blackshear.
Funeral was held at 11 a.m.
Thursday, February 19, 2009,
in Beulah Baptist Church in
Pierce County, Ga., with burial
in the church cemetery.
Sympathy can be expressed
by signing the online registry at
www.musicfuneralhome.com. '
Music FuneralHome
Waycross. Ga.

Erika H. Thomas
Mrs. Erika H. Thomas, long-
time resident of Jacksonville,
passed away on Tuesday
evening, February 10, 2009 at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau,
Fernandina Beach.-
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She leaves behind, her hus-
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Mrs. Thomas will be laid to
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Lawrence A Timbo
'Lawrence A. Timbo of
Hilliard passed away peacefully
surrounded by his loving fami-
ly on Monday, February 16,
2009 at Baptist Medical Center.
Born in Beacon, N.Y., on April
24, 1944, Larry grew up in
Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and
lived in Hyde Park, N.Y., before
moving to Port St Lucie in 1988,
and then to Hilliard four years
ago. He worked as a letter car-
rier for the U.S. Postal Service
in Poughkeepsie and the Port
St. Lucie area.
Larry is survived by his lov-
ing wife of 44 years, Nora
Timbo; a daughter, Maria
(Joseph) Murphy of Fernandina
Beach; son, Daniel P. (Tracey)
Timbo of Port St Lucie; a sister,
Patricia (Thomas) McCord of
Glenmont, N.Y.; nine grand-
children; two nieces and three
nephews. Larry was prede-
ceased by his parents, Felix P.
and Gladys B. Timbo.
Larry's faith was an impor-
tant part of his life. He was an
active member of First Baptist
Church in Hilliard as well as
other churches to which he
belonged. He also enjoyed
many happy hours with his fam-
ily at the Jacksonville Zoo.
Memorial service was held
at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hilliard
First Baptist Church. Interment
will be at the convenience of
the family. In lieu of flowers,
memorials in Larry's memory
may be made to the First Baptist
Church of Hilliard, 15850 CR
108, Hilliard, FL 32046 or to the
Jacksonville Zoo, 370 Zoo
Parkway, Jacksonville FL 32218.
Callahan Funeral Home. Inc.


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SANDRA LEE MALCOLM/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
Kate Swinson and Walker Mullin check themselves out as Paige Miklas looks on
during a party in the tree house at The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation. Young girl-
friends enjoy a full range of pampering from manicures and pedicures to glam up-
dos and makeup applications.


PRINCESS
Continued from 1A
we must reach the hearts of
the children.... It's all about
the family, it's about the chil-
dren," said Bill Di Stanisloa,
director of The Spa & Salon
and AIP Green Program,
which has turned the resort
into an environmentally
friendly operation over the
last few years.
"We are one of the few
spa and salons that use
chemical-free products for
children. ... We are one of
the first in the United States
to have chemical-free nail
polish," said Di Stanisloa.
"That is so unheard of. Nail
polish is so toxic ... and it can
be absorbed through the
skin."
The salon also boasts a
"whimsical corner" geared
just for children, said Di
Stanisloa, referring to a sun
dappled section that boasts
Me! Bath ice cream scented
bath balls, for example, and
the resort's exclusive teddy
bears outfitted in The Spa
bathrobes.
In fact, the children's par-
ties have become so popular,
"now our adults are tapping
their inner child" with their
own tree house parties, Di
Stanisloa said. "It's that spe-
cial thing you can touch
nature and touch the child
within."
Various programs are
available, from bridal parties
(the tree house is conve-
niently located beside the



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The Spa at Amelia Island Plantation offers a variety of serv-
ices designed for ages 4-12. The space rents for $100 an
hour, and services can be added from the menu to cus-
tomize an event.
Examples Include a Glam Make-Up session, which is 30
minutes and $25, or a Princess Mani, which includes aro-
matic soak, hand and arm moisturizing massage and pol-
ish, at 30 minutes and $40. The Princess Pedi. with aro-
matic soak, foot and leg moisturizing massage and polish.
is 30 minutes and $45 or combine the two for $75. Girl's
cut and style starts at $35. A Glamr Updo or Glam Downdo.
'45 minutes, is $45. There also are services for boys, includ-
ing a cut and style from $20 and a Boys Sports Manicure,
with filing, trimming and cuticle care, 30 minutes, at $25.
For more information, contact The Spa at Amelia Island
Plantation at 432-2204 or visit www.spaamelia.com.


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and couples retreats to yoga
classes and massage therapy,
but Malcolm is happy to cus-
tomize the space for just
about any occasion.
Of the spa's surround-
ings, the Plantation and
Amelia Island in general, Di
Stanisloa says, "It's old
nature I tell you, there's
not many places left in this
country that you can go back
to old nature."
"This was a dream come
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We provide services for our
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cated, according to County
Engineer Douglas Seaman.
"The use of impact fees
requires what is called a
financial action form that is
transmitted from my office,
providing the justification for
use of impact fees," he said
Tuesday. "Then it goes over
to the office budget and
management, then the coun-
ty coordinator, then the
county attorney, and finally
the clerk of court. If every-
one agrees that there is jus-
tification and impact fees can
be spent on that project, then
the item is presented to the
board to authorize the use
of impact fees. Once .the
board has authorized the
project and the funds, then it
goes on our (capital improve-
ment) plan.
"In the case of what the
city would like to be able to
do ... one agency will do the
work- will have to design it,
advertise it correctly, bid it
and award it, all within the
purchasing policy," he added.
"But those details have not
been worked out Since Lime
Street is a county road, what
the city is most likely asking
is that the county do the
improvements. I believe that
seems the most logical way
to proceed."
Seaman said the joint plan
would probably come before
the county commission next
month. "March is when we
do our second round of CIP
projects," he said. "This proj-
ect will probably be present-
ed to the board as part of'a
list of possible projects."
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The 14th Street roundabout
project is proceeding on sched-
ule, according to Nassau
County Engineer Douglas
Seaman. Seaman gave an
update on the project at the Feb.
10 meeting of the Amelia Island
Joint Local Planning Agency, a
body comprising the Nassau
County Commission and
Fernandina Beach City
Commission.
"The 14th Street roundabout
is on time and on budget,"
Seaman said. "There seem to
be no construction issues at this
time."
The roundabout, which will
cost an estimated $670,000 to
complete, will be located at the
intersection of 14th Street and
Amelia Island Parkway. The
project is part of the county's
capital improvement plan, and
was approved in an effort to reg-
ulate traffic at the busy inter-
section. "It was as an alterna-
tive to doing a traffic light,"
County Coordinator Edward
Sealover said Wednesday.
"Supposedly to do the traffic
light would have been more
expensive." Sealover said the
roundabout is scheduled to be
completed by the end'of June.
The construction effort has
necessitated the closing of a


portion of 14th Street, and the
closure could last until March 4,
according to the county's
Engineering Services Depart-
ment. "We will be shifting traf-
fic, and I believe everybody's
read in the paper that there will
be road closures for the next
30 days," Seaman told the JLPA.
"Is it going to be closed from
Simmons Road?" asked City
Commissioner Ken Walker.
"From Simmons Road south,
yes," Seaman said. A detour is
set up along Simmons and
Amelia roads.
Some citizens have criticized
the county for putting a round-
about at the end of 14th Street,
but Walker defended the meas-
ure. "When someone first came
up with that roundabout idea,
particularly at Sadler and
Fletcher, I was skeptical," he
said. "But I drive through that
intersection two or three times
a day, and in the right places
those can be very helpful."
County Commissioner Mike
Boyle defended the county's
decision to close 14th Street
between Simmons and Amelia
Island Parkway. "Regarding the
road closure, some people say it
will be inconvenient," he said.
"No question about it; it's not
even worth arguing about. But
it will save thousands of dollars
and speed up the projects com-
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creek, which opens into the
Nassau River, runs parallel to
the river in some areas, with a
marsh stretching between the
two. Some boaters, in order to
reduce the time it takes them to
get from the creek to the river,
have started cutting across the
marsh at high tide. That, said
Albert, is damaging the creek.
"As more traffic came across
the marsh to the creek, it got to
the point where it just washed
it out. That caused the pressure
from the Nassau River to
lessen. The flow of tide has got
to have a steady movement in
order to keep the flow of silt
moving," he said. "... It all got
started from just one or two
people crossing at high tide,
and the propellers from those
outboard motors just dredged it
out. Then the tide took over."
The channel the boaters cut
across the marsh has changed
the creek's current. "When that
opening was made, the tide
came through there instead of
at the entrance (to the river),
and that turned the whole area
into nothing but a silt bed,"
Albert said. "It's drying up,
dropping silt and piling up mud.
... The silt buildup will kill the
oyster beds. It affects the
shrimp and fish, too."
It's more than just silt
buildup, though, Albert said.
At low tide, long stretches of
the creek are reduced to mud
flats by the decreased current.
"All along that area, along
where we live, is drying away,"
Albert said. 'The area from the
opening of the river all along'
to (the cutaway) is drying up."
"That's an area where
they've caught speckled trout,"
Albert's brother Eugene said.
"There were all kinds of healthy
oyster beds; If it's allowed to
become a mud flat, it'll destroy
all that."
The channel across the
marsh was cut near the Holly
Point Estates boat ramp, but
Albert said the ramp isn't to
blame. "Some people are try-
ing to say that the county put-
ting the boat ramp there caused
the problem, but that's not the
case," he said. "The county had
the boat ramp there long before
this happened. People just start-
ed using that cutaway, and


that's what caused the prob-
lem."
To Albert, assigning blame
is less important than solving
the problem and solving the
problem means closing the
channel. "If we could get it
closed up,'I think the tide would
take care of the silt," he said.
'The thing is getting that open-
ing closed up."
Unfortunately, Albert said,
he's not sure where to start.
"We were thinking about get-
ting a delegation to the (Army)
Corps of Engineers, but we're
not sure what process to use,"
he said.
Crawford said a group of
homeowners along the creek
tried to make some headway a
couple of years ago. "A group of
us me, my next-door neighbor
and Mr. Albert contacted a
state agency, I can't remember
which one, and went out there,"
he said. "Subsequently, we
talked on the phone and they
said, There's nothing we can


do.' Unfortunately, I was the
guy who had to go back and
tell my neighbors that.
"I think the next step needs
to be someone needs to con-
tact the county commissioners,"
he added. "There's damage in
that creek. Traditionally, the
water has entered the mouth
of the creek and flowed into the
marshes. It does all the things
that estuaries are supposed to
do. ... but those people who
have lived there a long time,
they'll tell you the mouth of
Christopher Creek is changing
rapidly."
Albert said he's hoping
raised awareness of the creek's
condition will lead to action or
at least bring contacts who
know where to start pushing
for action. "We're just at the
talking stage. Nothing ever
reached an action point," he
said. "But every time you look
at it on low tide, it just sickens
you to see that mud flat."
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Oyster beds are exposed along Christopher Creek at low
tide. Boaters have carved a new channel and damaged
the creek's ecosystem, said Charles Albert.



;.. The silt buildup will kill the oyster beds. It
affects the shrimp and fish, too.'
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"DRS has been recognized
as one of the fastest growing
defense technology companies
in the world," according to the
firm's website, stated a Harper's
Magazine story in 2007. If so,
lobbying by the PMA Group
may have played a significant
role in that growth.
PMA Group was founded in
1989 by Paul Magliocchetti, a
part-time resident of Carlton
Dunes condominiums.
The Harper's story by Ken
Silverstein, headlined "Own the
Beachfront Home of Your
Dreams! Just Call John
Murtha," offers insights into
the lobbying world in Washing-
ton, D.C.
"With Democrats back in
charge, there are new lobby-
ing kings in town and among
the best connected is the PMA
Group, a firm I've discussed
before," Silverstein wrote. "Now
I've learned the story of how
PMA and a New Jersey-based
defense electronics firm called
DRS Technologies Inc. have
teamed up to extract at least
hundreds of millions of dollars.
in earmarks the polite term
for pork for a single program,
all with the help of
Congressman John Murtha,
head of the House defense
appropriations subcommittee."


DRS was founded in the late
1960s and grew into "a multi-bil-
lion company with 10,000
employees, and its top officers
and board members include a
number of former defense offi-
cials and officers who have
moved through the revolving
door," Silverstein wrote.
"DRS, like many small
defense companies, struggled
until it figured out how to beat
the system. Step one was culti-
vating a relationship with
Murtha, a longtime defense
powerhouse who plays a key
role in doling out money from
the Pentagon's budget. With
the end of the Cold War, DRS
acquired a number of defense
companies, including Laurel
Technologies (which produced
electronic assemblies and
cables in a converted skating
rink) in Murtha's district ol
Johnstown, Pa...."
Silverstein continued, "DRS
has also become a major finan-
cial sponsor of Murtha's politi-
cal career. DRS also lobbies
aggressively. Until the late-
1990s, DRS had a tiny
Washington office, but it now
has numerous employees work-
ing the Hill and the Pentagon.
It has retained a number of out-
side firms over the years,
including the Ashcroft Group,


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FRIDAY. February 20.2009 NEWS News-Leader


iew lobbying kings'
e headed by former attorney gen- "The Q-70 triumvirate hold
eral John Ashcroft, and the three places on the list of
0 Cohen Group, led by former Murtha's top six career donors:
senator and Clinton-era secre- Lockheed has given him
tary of defense William Cohen. $140,075, DRS another $132,550
But DRS's key lobby shop is and PMA has kicked in
e the PMA Group, to which it $107,500. All three help raise
g paid $180,000 last year..... money for Murtha as well. A
"PMA has dozens of lobby- copy of the invitation to a
1 ists, virtually all of whom came Murtha fundraiser held last
d from the Hill or the Pentagon. May at the Ritz-Carlton Hotelin
i ... PMA has close links to a Arlington, Va., reveals numer-
- number of key members of the ous individuals from the three
h defense appropriations sub- firms on the 102-member Host
committee. Its lobbyists include Committee for the event, which
y Rich Kaelin, the former chief honored the congressman's
n of staff to (U.S. Rep.) Pete 'Lifetime of Major-League
h Visclosky, and Melissa Service to Country.'...
i Koloszar, former chief of staff to "The Q-70 is not a horrific
(U.S. Rep.) Jim Moran." boondoggle. It is based on
Visclosky and Moran were proven technology. But the
d recipients of donations from program has thrived more than
PMA Group, including its it deserved to on the basis of
g Amelia Island contingent. DRS's (and Lockheed's) politi-
f "But PMA's best friend in cal smarts. It's become the
Congress is Murtha," only game in town as far as the
Silverstein wrote. "Numerous Navy is concerned. The pro-
- firm clients have received gram started out with a few
- lavish earmarks from the con- types of consoles, but today
s gressman's subcommittee, and there are more than a score,
- PMA is widely known in insid- and the Q-70 is ubiquitous
er circles as the unofficial gate- throughout the Navy, which
' keeper to Murtha's 12th dis- has bought thousands of sys-
- trict. Six PMA lobbyists work terns....
. for DRS...." (The Hill, a Capitol "So, at least for the key play-
- Hill publication, reported this ers, it's a win win-win. Earmarks
, week that Magliochetti's wife for the Q-70 program fueled the
, also works for DRS.) growth of DRS and made (son
"Which leads me to the Q-70 of the founder) Mark Newman
Advanced Display System, a a very wealthy man. He owns a
Navy program that has been a home in the affluent New
chief cash cow for DRS. .... Jersey suburbs and two years
(and) is built in Johnstown (by ago bought a $2 million beach-
DRS and Lockheed) . . front property, in Florida.
Hundreds of millions of dollars Meanwhile, PMA makes good
from the Navy budget have and easy money lobbying for
been allocated as earmarks to the firm, and Murtha's cam-
the, Q-70 program. Earmarks paign chest is well-subsidized
are hard to find, however, and from Q-70 lobbyists and con-
I've been told that total fund- tractors. You can almost hear
ing for the project actually the champagne glasses clink-
approached $1 billion if you ing," the Harper's piece con-
know where to look..... clouded.


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Campaign donations
According to campaignmoney.com, Jon Walker, golf mar-
keting director, The Golf Club of Amelia Island, donated to
about two dozen Democrats and three Republicans seeking
election to the U.S. Congress in 2007 and 2008. Amounts
ranged from $200 to $2,300, but were usually $1,000 or
$2.000.
John Pugliese, former wine sommelier for The 'Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, donated to about the same number of
candidates, in the same amounts, often on the same day.
Campaignmoney.com lists donors by zip code. For a list of
campaign contributions to various federal candidates, visit the
i web site and enter the zip codes tor Nassau County to obtain
a list of donors, amounts contributed, when and to whom.


FEDERAL Continued from 1A
earmarks arranged by Murtha
and colleagues, the Post report-
ed.
Magliocchetti personally
gave $98,000 to lawmakers,
according to the Post, and
PMA's 35 lobbyists working on
Capitol Hill or at the Pentagon
gave another $1 million, accord-
ing to news reports.
The Post reported that
Magliocchetti's wife personally
gave $73,000 to lawmakers or
political action committees last
year. That included $22,000 to
the Democratic Congressional
Campaign Committee, the Post
said.
Pugliese and Walker were
not listed as registered lobby-
ists. Their donations were in
identical amounts to the same
lawmakers in 12 installments,
usually on the same date, and
totaled $30,000, the Post report-
ed.
Pugliese, who could not be
reached for comment, was list-
ed as a PMA Group "associate"
in finance records, according
to the Post. According to cam
paignmoney.com, he gave
money to a variety of Demo-
crats in 2008, but also $4,300
to Crenshaw, a Republican who
represents Northeast Florida.
Walker, who declined to
comment Thursday, was listed
as a "consultant" in those
records, the newspaper said.
According to campaignmoney.
com, he also gave money to
mostly Democrats in 2008, but
also $4,300 to Crenshaw. ,
Magliocchetti and his wife,
who reside in a Carlton Dunes
condominium he purchased in
1999 for $969,300, according to
county records, could not be
reached for comment.
The Ritz-Carlton declined to
answer questions about its for-
mer employees.
The Hill, a publication-spe-


cializing in Capitol Hill news
in Washington, reported
Tuesday that Magliocchetti's
wife is now listed as an employ-
ee with defense contractor DRS
Technologies on the company's
website. DRS has been a PMA
client since 1999. Other major
clients with defense contracts
include Lockheed and General
Dynamics.
Magliocchetti's wife is also
the registered agent for a busi-
ness, Firenze Partners LLC,
whose address is the Carlton
Dunes condo. State records list
Magliocchetti, his wife,
Pugliese and Walker as part-
ners in the business.
The business is a restaurant,
according to those records, but
no restaurant by that name yet
exists locally. The articles of
incorporation were filed on Nov.
26.
The New York Times report-
ed Tuesday that Nelson and
U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren of
California and Peter J.
Visclosky of Indiana, all Demo-
crats, are returning donations
linked to PMA. Nelson has
received more than $6,000 in
contributions from Pugliese
and Walker, according to The
Hill.
Murtha has received
$105,000 from PMA employees
from 2001 through 2008, The
Hill reported. The Hill said
Magliocchetti was a longtime
aide on the House Defense
Appropriations Subcommittee
who worked closely with
Murtha, chairman of the panel.
The New York Times said
Murtha was Magliocchetti's
"mentor."
The FBI raided the offices of
PMA in November as part of
the federal investigation into
campaign contributions. PMA
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largest Washington lobbying
firm by earnings, according to
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COMMUNITY THANKS

Treasure in our midst
I would like for the community to know of
a treasure in our midst the Yulee Middle
School Jazz Band. I recalled a previous article
in your paper written about the group and
contacted their leader, Mr. Shepherd, inviting
them to play for our Council of Catholic
Women Mardi Gras dinner at St. Michael's
parish on Feb. 9. Mr. Shepard informed me
they would be delighted to have the opportu-
nity to.perform enabling students to exhib-
it what they'd been learning.
Our group was so impressed with their
musical talent, professional appearance and
demeanor. These sixth-, seventh- and eighth-
graders are extremely talented and have a
bright future ahead providing our county
continues to support the fields of music and
arts in our schools, not just athletics which not
all students have interest in or physical
prowess.
Mr. Shepard has done an extraordinary
job with these students. He and the "groupie"
parents who accompanied therh are justifiably
proud.
Thank you again for a delightful perform-
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CCW Cooking Circle Chair
Yulee


VIEWPOINT/ KEVIN MCCARTHY/AMELIA RIVER CHARTERS AND CRUISES



Down Under perfect for a


Does the county need another boat
ramp/public park at the Down Under
property?
Twenty-six years ago, my family
opened a restaurant underneath the Thomas
Shave Bridge on A1A. It was called the Down
Under Restaurant. My brothers, our wives, my
sister, my mother and father all of my chil-
dren, nieces and nephews "did time" at the
Down Under. It wasn't a sentence; it was our
pleasure. That little restaurant brought so
much joy to us and to almost everyone who
visited this corner of Northeast Florida. There
were countless class reunions, wedding
rehearsal dinners, Christmas parties, birthday
parties, anniversary parties and summer
evenings on the deck.
We closed the restaurant about a year ago.
The restaurant business is not easy, even in
the best of times. The restaurant and property
are now up for sale.
I've always thought that the Down Under
would make a great public park with a boat
ramp and fishing pier, and a few months ago I
approached some of our Nassau County com-
missioners with the idea. Most of them told
me it was a good idea. Danny Leeper, my com-
missioner, brought it up for discussion before
the commission, which agreed to look into the
feasibility of purchasing the property. Their
first step was to have two appraisals done
because, by law, the county can't pay more
than the appraised value.
I went to the Feb. 9 county commission
meeting and was told that the commission
decided not to go forward to with the expense
of two appraisals and that they would do a
"needs study" to see if, in fact, the county
should look at spending any money on a proj-
ect such as this at this time.
The clock is ticking and government
studies can take a long time. This property
would be a great asset to the county and its cit-
izens. It would be the most accessible boat
ramp in all Nassau County, and the ramp
could be built to take advantage of the
current there. In fact, there's not another prop-
erty inall of Nassau. County with this type of
location and access to the Amelia River. The
land is a man-made peninsula that was filled to
create the bridge across the Intracoastal
Waterway.
There are only two boat ramps on the
Amelia River both at the north end of the
river. The entire middle and south end do not
have public access to the river. Almost one-
third bf Nassau County is wetlands. Most of
the publicly owned land in the county is just
south of the Down Under property and is
called the Northeast Florida Aquatic Preserve
- a 57,000-acre preserve. Just to the north is
the Fort Clinch Aquatic Preserve a 9,000-
acre preserve. Both were established in the
1960s and their express uses are for fishing,
hunting, shell collecting, boating, diving, bird-


The Vision 2032 steering
committee found that public parks
are important to the citizens of
Nassau County.


watching and other related activities. County
residents have very limited access to the pre-
serves and most of our residents don't even
know they exist.
I began my process by contacting the Trust
for Public Land, which is an organization that
brokers land acquisitions for public use. They
told me the Down Under property would be a
good candidate for a public park/boat ramp.
They also told me they wouldn't help with this
acquisition because they've had very little suc-
cess in Nassau County and couldn't waste any
further time or energy here.
You see, all Florida counties are required to
purchase public lands and Nassau County is
well below the required acreage per capital that
is mandated. We seem to be so very con-
cerned with the overdevelopment of our coun-
ty, traffic problems, the destruction of sensi-
tive land and density issues, yet we haven't
kept up with purchasing public land. These
tough economic times create opportunities
that wouldn't exist in more prosperous times.
We don't have a private purchaser for the
Down Under property yet, but it's only a mat-
ter of time.
If we truly want to save Nassau County
from overdevelopment, we need to put our
money where our mouth is.
I appreciate the concerns of the commis-
sioners. They are right that this project could
cost as much as $2 million. However, there are
several funding sources available that could
offset the cost to the county. Florida Forever is
the state funding agency for the purchasing of
public land. I've had several conversations
with Norman Bray, the Nassau County repre-
sentative for the Florida Inland Navigation
District, and FIND has offered financial sup-
port for this project. Mr. Bray told
Commissioner Danny Leeper that FIND would
help with the purchase and the improvements
and they there may be several other funding
sources.
County Attorney David Hallman is correct
that there were some questions about access
to the property, but that has been addressed. I
have a letter from Yvonne MacDonald, deputy
district right of way manager for the Florida
Department of Transportation. The letter
states that the FDOTs position has always
been that access to the property was provided
and remains available.
Mr.11allman's concern about the possibility
of hazardous material on the property is also


not an issue. We've had a phase three environ-
mental study done and it came up clean. As for
concerns about handicapped accessibility,
when it comes to the Americans with
Disabilities Act there's probably not a more
regulated industry in the country than the
restaurant industry.
I could have addressed each one of these
concerns at that commission meeting but I
didn't know this was on the agenda for the 6
p.m. portion that precedes commencement of
the regular Board of County Commissioners
meeting. I've attended every other meeting for
the past two months. As I entered the Feb. 9
meeting at 7 p.m., just as I had every other
meeting, I'd no sooner sat down than the com-
mission took a recess. Commissioner Danny
Leeper came up to me to tell me that the com-
mission had decided not to go forward with
the purchase until they had completed a
"needs study."
I think we might be able to save the county
some money by conducting our own needs
study. Commissioner Leeper has been very
interested in this project, but I'm sure the
other commissioners understand the impor-
tance of waterway accessibility for both resi-
dents and visitors to our county. The Vision
2032 steering committee was quoted in a
recent News-Leader article as having found
that one of the most important parts of the
study was the strong indication that public
parks and access are most important to the cit-
izens of Nassau County.
If you believe the Down Under property
should be purchased as a public park and boat
ramp, would you please contact your county
commissioner and let him or her know? The
county might never get another opportunity
like this.
Sooner or later, a private entity will own the
Down Under property and the opportunity for
residents and visitors alike to go on enjoying
the locale will be lost forever.
There are petition signup sheets at
Leaders and Sinkers, 1006 South 14th St.;
Amelia Bait and Tackle; Atlantic Seafood Bait
and Tackle, 10 Ash St.; The Bait House at
Egan's Creek Bridge on North 14th St.; Ocean.
Outboard Marine, 1619 N. 14th St.; Deonas
Boat and Motor Works, 850676 US 17 in Yulee;
Crews 'N II Marine, 850685 US 17, Yulee;
Boater's World; Chelsea Boat Center, 96114
Nassau Center Court (off SR 200/A1A);
Boater's World 474349 SR 200/A1A; and
Amelia River Charters and Cruises, 3 North
Front St.
In addition, anyone wishing to verbally
address their concerns to the county commis-
sioners about this is invited to attend the next
6 p.m. session on Monday, at the commission
chambers on Nassau Place, just off SR 200
behind the Merita Bread Co. Please remem-
ber, those wishing to speak are limited to
three minutes each.


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Vision 2032
The Board of County Commissioners has
scheduled a workshop on Wednesday, to discuss
the Vision 2032 Final Report. The meeting begins
at 6 p.m. and will take place in the Commission
Chambers, James S. Page Governmental
Complex in Yulee. Copies of the final report are
available on the county and AIFBY Chamber
websites. An e-mail of the final report can be
obtained by sending a request to the Growth
Management Department at agregory@nas-
saucountyfl.com. The size of the document
requires that it be sent in three separate e-mail
transmissions. The number of bytes is not indica-
tive of some imponderable tome; the graphics and
format require space on the disk.
A county manager I once worked for was fond
of saying that, in government, process is as impor-
tant as product. The public involvenient meetings
held in all corners of Nassau County during the
spring and summer of 2008 were an end onto
themselves. I believe that this process has helped
the community identify a desired future by defin-
ing its core values and goals. Residents were
encouraged to focus on assets rather than pres-
ent needs and assess future options based on
shared purposes and fiscal realities. Surprisingly
similar priorities were expressed among all geo-
graphic regions and age groups. The vaunted
east-west divide wasn't an iron curtain when peo-
ple were engaged in this process.
The steering committee is truly grateful to
the 550-plus residents and stakeholders who par-
ticipated in the public outreach part of this vision-
ing process. For those whose schedule did not
allow them to participate previously, implemen-
tation will take place over years and we encour-
age and invite you to be a part of the realization
of this plan.
Walter Fufidio, Planning Director
Nassau County Government
Tuition assistance
A January report to the Board of Governors
for the 11 publicly funded Florida Universities
states that, in 2005, an estimated 22,000 needy stu-
dents neglected to apply for and receive $24 mil-
lion in Pell grant money. The federal Pell Grant
maximum award for the 2008-9 academic year is
$4,731. Pell grants are applicable at colleges and
universities nationwide. Pell Grants are not repaid
by the recipients.
During this economy, it is critical that young
people take full advantage of training and edu-
cational opportunities that will prepare them to
successfully compete for positions in their chosen
professions. Although college and post-secondary
training may seem to be out of reach for some
families, there are many resources that can help


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motivated individuals continue their education
after high school.
The Nassau County site for College Goal
Sunday, a national program designed to assist
graduating high school seniors and their families
complete the Free Application for Federal
Financial Aid (FAFSA), is the Florida Community
College Betty P. Cook Nassau Center. The pro-
gram will be held on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
in Building 29. The Nassau Center site is being
supported by Florida Community College,
University, of North Florida, Edward Waters
College, Jacksonville University and Nassau
County School District. The Lumina Foundation
and the National Association of Financial Aid
Administrators are national sponsors.
More than 20 college volunteers, including 10
financial aid professionals from area colleges,
will be on hand to assist graduating high school
seniors and their parents/guardians complete, or
at least start, the application process for Pell
Grants. In 2008, over 80 Nassau School District
graduating seniors participated in this program.
We hope to substantially increase that number
this year. Students who plan to attend college
anywhere in the United States can benefit from
.this program.
Individuals participating in the Sunday pro-
gram should bring their 2008 federal tax return,
if available, and plan to spend approximately one
hour at the site. All services rendered at the pro-
gram are confidential. In addition to assisting
individuals fill out the FAFSA, there will also be
information available and scholarship drawings
from all of the participating colleges. Light
refreshments will also be available. Students
scheduled to graduate high school in 2009 are eli-
gible for the scholarship drawings.
College Goal Sunday is one of the few finan-
cially safe investments you can make. The only
investment is your time. The return can be sig-
nificant in that it can make college more acces-
sible and reduce the need for loans. Please call
548-4432 for directions or additional information.
Don Hughes, Director
FCCJ Betty P. Cook Nassau Center
Go Pirates!
Congratulations to the FBHS Pirate varsity
boys basketball team on a great season and a
district championship! Anyone who has been to
one of their games this year knows that these
guys play their hearts out every time they step on
the court. They are an exciting team to watch,
with speed and versatility that can change a game
in seconds. Coach Schreiber and Coach Anderson
should be commended for their efforts in shap-
ing the character of these young men. Their
sportsmanlike behavior on the court makes us all
proud.
The last time that the Pirates won the district
title was in 1976. This team has worked hard and
now moves on to the regional playoffs. As a com-
munity let's come out and support these guys,
they truly represent the best of high school ath-
letics.
Go Pirates!
Kim Page
FBHS Class of 1978
Fernandina Beach
Crane Island appeal
Our new county commission decision (4 to 1
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the recent judicial decision on Crane Island is dis-
appointing. The judge ruled that the county com-
mission violated a state law by deciding to go
ahead with a zoning change for Crane Island
without getting the required state Department of
Community Affairs approval. The county did this
after they had discussions with DCA and knew-
that DCA would not approve the zoning change
for Crane Island.
Judge Brian Davis' seven page ruling is very
clear about the reasons and support for his rul-
ing: 'The Court hereby quashes, reverses and
vacates the inconsistent development order grant-
ing approval." The court found that the county's
development order, which was issued to change
the zoning of Crane Island from Conservation to
Residential, bypassed the required state legal
process for obtaining the DCA's approval for a
change in the county's Comprehensive Plan.
The county had been advised by DCA, prior
to issuing their Crane Island development order,
that if it changed the Comprehensive Plan zoning
for Crane Island without DCA approval that would
violate state laws. The county disagreed with
that advice and went ahead. Judge Davis' court
has now supported the original DCA advice.
However, that required'a citizens' lawsuit to get
that court decision, at citizen expense.
Florida statutes place the responsibility for
enforcement of adherence to a county's com-
prehensive planning process with the citizens of
each county. DCA does not enforce this law; cit-
izens must appeal alleged violations to the courts.
DCA will testify when subpoenaed. That is why
a citizen court action was required to ensure the
county followed state laws.
Now the county commission has chosen to
ignore both the DCA's advice and the court deci-
sion and appeal to a higher court, even though
Judge Davis cited a prior Florida Supreme Court
decision that supported the state law that coun-
ty rezoning must be consistent with its
Comprehensive Plan.
One commissioner has mentioned Home Rule
as a reason for the appeal. The Constitution and


Florida Statutes allow for local government Home
Rule except when expressly prohibited by state
law. Home Rule does not apply when the county
violates a state law.
It is disappointing to have our new county
commission decide to support the approach of the
former county commission with this appeal. The
former county commission tried to bypass state
laws in order to support development when they
approved a change in zoning for Crane Island.
It will take additional citizen expense to fight
this county appeal, which the county commis-
sion is well aware of. Along with many others, I
have contributed financial support to the original
citizen lawsuit through the Nassau Sierra Club,
and will continue to support the citizen court
fight required by a county appeal. I hope you
will also consider helping support this citizen
effort, required to enforce state laws in Nassau
County.
Phillip Scanlan, Director
Amelia Island Association
Main Beach
I just wanted to say'that I am glad that Aaron
Bean and his wife are taking over the Putt-Putt
course ("Politician takes up golf," Feb. 11). I was
raised in Fernandina Beach and graduated from
FBHS in 1983. I had a lot of good times at Main
Beach where not only was there Putt-Ptitt but the
skating rink and Go-karts and eventually the
water slide.
It is about time someone does something to
improve what is still there. Giving the place a
"facelift" and bringing back the concessions will
be a welcome sight to those of us who remember
"the good ole days." I hope that whatever needs
to be done to accomplish this is not hindered in
any way. There is absolutely nothing else to do at
Main Beach and this would be a definite start in
the right direction. Surely the city will benefit
from increased sales and maybe, just maybe, it
will be fun once again to go to Main Beach.
Donna Strickland Johnson
Patterson, Ga.










COMMUNITY


FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 20.2009 / NEWS-LEADER


Mr. and Mrs. Tompkins

of Gainesville, were married
at 4 p.m. Jan. 31, 2009, at the
Ribault Club, Ft. George
Island, with the Rev. Lee
Keller officiating. The recep-
tion followed at the Ribault
Club.
The bride is the daughter
of Doris Holloway of
Fernandina Beach.
The groom is the son of
Karen and Lynn Tompkins of
Fernandina Beach.
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CAMPUS NOTES

Dana Allison Sanders of also volun-
Fernandina Beach was teers/gives
named to the Dean's List for workshops at
the fall semester at Samford The Refuge
University. House, a bat-
To qualify for the honor, a tered
student must have earned a women's shel-
minimum 3.5 grade point Sparkman ter in
average out of a possible 4.0 Tallahassee.
while attempting at least 12 Sparkman
credit hours of coursework. has also been named the
The Dean's List is the highest "sweetheart little sister" of
academic honor possible at the new Latino fraternity "Phi
Samford, the largest privately Iota Alpha." She was the
supported college or universi- entertainment for their chari-
ty in Alabama. ty event held Feb. 11 and'
Kristin C. Sparkman, played the piano and sang
honors sophomore at Florida "Sueno" in Spanish, along
State University, has been with other vocal and piano
named the Publicity/Public selections. Kristin's perform-
Relations Chairman for ance can be seen on You
the campus chapter of the Tube by doing a search using
"Dove Campaign for Real song's title Homenaje a la
Beauty." Mujer Latina.
The mission of the organi- Sparkman is a speech
nationn is to promote and raise pathology and communica-
the self esteem of elementary tion disorders major and is
school girls by giving work- the daughter of Renee J.
shops about the media's'influ-i Sparkman, Fernatdida ,,,
ence on beauty. The chapter ', 'Beach.


COMMUNITY NEWS


The Optimist Club of
Fernandina Beach has been
honored by Optimist "
International with the Honor
Club Award for 2008.
Always busy with service /
projects in the community, the
local Optimist Club had to
maintain membership, spon-
sor the Nassau Spelling Bee,
provide worthy community
students with college scholar-
ship and sponsor numerous
other youth events to earn
such an honor.
"The Optimist Club of
Fernandina Beach is very
proud of the recognition it has
received from Optimist
International. Few clubs earn
this type of recognition each
year," club President Richard
Daines said in a press release.
"But most importantly, our
club is proud of the work we
have accomplished in the local
community this year and the
children we have been able to
serve. This recent honor just
reinforces everything we have
been able to do for the kids
and the support that the com-
munity gives us."


The Optimist Club of
Fernandina beach has been
supporting the youth of
Fernandina beach for almost
35 years. Programs and serv-
ice projects include scholar-
ship grants, canned food
drives, Nassau Spelling Bee
and its most important
fundraising event, the annual
Low Country Boil held the
weekend before the Shrimp
Festival. The weekly meeting
is held at Sliders at noon on
Wednesday and everyone is
invited.
Optimist International is
one of the world's largest
service club organizations,
with 120,000 adult and youth
members in 3,800 clubs in the
U.S., Canada, the Caribbean
and Mexico and throughout
the world.
Carrying the motto
"Bringing Out The Best In
Kids," Optimist clubs conduct
positive service projects that
reach more than six million
young people each year. To
learn about Optimist Interna-
tional, call (314) 371-6000 or
visit www.optimist.org.


WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS


Johnson family
W e are thankful for all the
relationships, for the good
and yes, for the bad, for
they have given life to our
emotions and an appreciation of what we
have had.
"Honor thy father and thy mother that
thy days may be long upon the land which
the Lord thy God hath given thee" was
the spiritual greeting given to the family as
they celebrated 95 years with Mother
Annie Lee Johnson.
The blessings of long life come from
God. The family thanks him for one more
year of celebration. Many family and spe-
cial friends gathered together Jan. 31 at
Days Inn on Sadler Road. Among the spe-
cial friends were Bill Zetterower, whom
she knows as William, recently retired as
chief photojournalist at First Coast News.
She has known him since 1952 when she
moved to this area and worked for his
family. From a young boy then to a young
man now, Bill has always remembered
her and shared in her birthday celebra-
tions, bringing gifts and lots of love for
her. He shared with the family how the
things she taught him as a child helped
him to be the person he is today. One
thing Bill shared with me was when Dr.
Martin Luther Kind died, he was at our
home delivering feed, and how he was
able to go inside and share his hurt with
a family that was hurting, too. Annie still
loves him today as one of her children.
Other special friends that hold a special
place in her heart are Joe and Faye
Richardson. She has known them for more
than 50 years. Their friendship began as
charter members of the Elks organiza-
tion, there too for the celebration.
Evangelist Clara Stamps, Minister
Patricia Thompson, and Sister Mae
Flagler, three very close family friends


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overseas accept manufactur- stretching their dollars a We've gotten replies from the "Manufacturer's Coupons"
ers' coupons up to six challenge. families who receive the only; they do not accept store
months beyond the expira- The American Legion coupons, and to them the coupons (those good only at
tion dates. Coupons that Auxiliary Unit 54 in value is great, they really the store named) or restau-
were otherwise useless can Fernandina sent a total of appreciate the assistance." rant coupons. If you have the
find new life with overseas $44,046.27 in coupons last The American Legion time, clip the coupons and
military families. year, according to Tawny Auxiliary in Fernandina is put them in an envelope with
Many overseas bases Shirah, National Security continuously sending your name, the total face
allow families to live there, chairwoman for the auxiliary. coupons to eight commis- value and hours spent cutting
but the spouse often is in a She adds, "One way that we, series overseas, and adding, or simply drop
foreign land without work, so as a community, can help is If you or your group off your unclipped coupons at
most end up as one incme by saving expired or unused would like to contribute it is The American Legion, across
families. The financial transi- coupons, and all of the extra important to know that the from the city water tower.


LITERARY LEANINGS
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Gamemgnt
The Bryceville branch library and
the Bryceville Friends of the Library
will host a Family Game Time on Feb.
21 from 24 p.m. at the Bryceville
Community Center and Library, 7280
Motes Road.
Enjoy board games, puzzles and card
games. Challenge your friends and fami-
ly members or just play for the fun of it.
The library intends to make this a
monthly event.
Participants are welcome to bring
their own games or choose from the
assortment of games provided by the
library from Candy Land to checkers
to Yahtzee and more. There is no charge
and all ages are welcome. Refreshments
will be served. For information call Joyce
Baldwin, Bryceville library branch man-
ager, at 266-9813.
Books and brew
Karibrew (the island's newest brew-
ery) and The Amelia Island Book
Festival invite you to Books & Brew
from 4-6 p.m. March 1.
Books & Brew
b provides an oppor-
Uf [iW ~tunity for the com-
munity to gather
W together to share a
mug'of brew or a glass of sangria and
tasty appetizers all for a good cause.
The limited-ticket event also includes
book basket raffles with the themes of
romance, mystery, children's, golf, the
beach and more.


ic kets are 5tZ- per pUlerson or twoU
for $40 and are available at Books Plus,
107 Centre St., the Golf-Club of Amelia,
4700 Amelia Island Pkwy., and
Prosperity Bank, 1458 Sadler Road,
where the raffle baskets will be on dis-
play starting Feb. 23.
Contact Sally McCarron at 277-8943
or Festival Executive Director Dickie
Anderson at 556-6455.
Taste of American Beach
Marsha Dean Phelts will sign copies
of her latest book, The American Beach
Cookbook, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 7 at
the Book Loft, 214 Centre St,
Fernandina Beach.
Samples of food from recipes in the
cookbook, which includes 300 pages of
traditional and contemporary fare, will
be available for tasting.
Phelts also is the author of An
American Beach for African Americans
and is a freelance writer and photogra-
pher for The Florida Star newspaper.
Booklovers paradise sale
The Friends of the Library Spring
Book Sale will take place March 12-14 at
The Peck Center gymnasium at 10th
and Elm streets. FOL members are
invited to the Members-Only Preview
Sale March 12 from 5-7 p.m.
The sale will be open to the public
March 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
March 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All proceeds go to purchase new
materials for the Fernandina Beach
branch library. Have books to donate?


i rlltlUp uox s ocatec atUeCU
Peck Center under the covered
walkway.
Women's program
The Nassau Women's Information
Exchange Luncheon with author Genie
James, "From Belly Fat to Belly Flat-
Hormone Balance for Women," will be
held on March 19 from noon to 1 p.m. at
the Palace Saloon, 117
Centre St., Fernandina
Beach.
This program is
free and open to the
public. Brown-baggers
are welcome.
Reservations are
suggested by calling
your library branch.
Box lunches by Amelia Island Coffee
and Ice Cream may be purchased for
$10 and must be prepaid by noon March
13. They may be ordered at any branch
of the Nassau County Public Library
System.
Make checks payable to FCCJ and
submit to the FCCJ Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center or to any library branch.
No refunds will be given.
The Nassau WIE is a partnership
between the FCCJ Rosanne R. Hartwell
Women's Center, the FCCJ Betty E
Cook Nassau Center and the Nassau
County Public Library System.
For more information call the Yulce
branch library/FCCJ Nassau Center at
548-4467 or the Fernandina Beach
branch at 277- 7365.


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GIVE YOURSELF A PEP TALK
While in high school and college, it is quite common to attend a sports pep
rally prior to a big game or event in order to show support and build up
confidence for our favorite team. Also, many athletes today often
confidently proclaim that they will win some special event, or at the risk of
sounding egotistical, still others may even declare that they are the greatest
at what they do. These athletes are giving themselves a pep talk and are
actually building up self-confidence in their own ability. God wants us all
to be the best in whatever we do,' and having confidence and believing in
ourselves is an important factor
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'College Goal
Sunday
The Florida Community
College Betty E Cook Nassau
Center will host College Goal
Sunday on Feb. 22 from noon-
4 p.m. at the Betty P Cook
Nassau Center, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee.
Individuals should arrive
before 3 p.m. College Goal
Sunday educates students
and parents on the financial,
resources that are available to
help pay for college. For infor-
mation visit www.collegegoal-
sundayfl.org. Call 548-4432.
Scholarship deadline
Nassau County High
School Seniors interested in
competing for Florida Com-
munity College scholarships
for the 2009-10 academic year
must apply by Feb. 28.
FCCJ awards several hun-
dred scholarships each year
to seniors who graduate from
Nassau and Duval County
high schools. The awards
range from $500 to $6,000,


depending on the scholarship.
Allscholarship applications
are completed online at the
FCCJ website.Contact the
FCCJ Nassau Center at 548-
4432 for assistance.

Scholarship
fundraiser
Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club is currently
raising money to support its
scholarship fund. Scholar-
ships are presented to senior
women at Fernandina Beach
High School and Yulee High
School during the May meet-
ing. Last year three $1,000
scholarships were awarded.
The woman's club has
tickets available for $1 dona-
tion for a chance to win one of
many valuable prizes.
Tickets are available from
Woman's Club members and
Little Women. The drawing
will be held May 6.
Eligible senior girls may
pick up an application in the
high school guidance office.
Deadline is March 20.


ly celebrates its blessings
and her son, Willie D. whenever they get together. But it is all
Bright, .traveled in from done in love because they know grand-
.... .. Philadelphia and her mother loves them all and is always happy
case manager from the to have them around. Elder Fredrick
S Council on Aging, Arlece Henry, one of the many preachers in the
ik McDowell. family, along with his wife, granddaughter
IL Annie has eight living Rosalind, were blessed to be there too
children; one son, along with Debora Youngblood, a family
Clarance Jones passed friend.
AND away 37 years ago Feb. Thanks be to God for another birth-
NOWA D 15. Of the children, day celebration of our mother, grand-
THEN grands, great-grands and mother, great-grandmother and great-
g... reat-great-grands, there great-grandmother, as we all pray for God's
were five generations continued blessings upon her. If He says
Maybelle present at the celebra- the same, we'll do it again until He says,
Kirkland tion. Lonnie, the baby of "Well done."
the family, his daughter, The families of the late Ms. Angelia
LeKeitha, her daughter Keondra and her Glaspy-Johnson, Mr. James Pratt, and Mr.
son Semaji Evans also had five genera- Ivory Smiley Sr. (Folkston) take time to
tions present; his daughter Starleatha, her thank their many friends and family mem-
daughter Monique and her son. Rosella bers for all love and acts of kindness shown
and Maybelle had five-generation mem- to them during their hours of bereave-
bers also, but some were not present, but ment and ,a very special thanks to two
thank God for the many who were there. dedicated and devoted Nassau County
Each of the children had children present officers, .Sgt. John Anstett and Detective
at the celebration. They were reminded Dee Gaston for the love you shared in
that now is the time to visit Grandma and bringing David Johnson to his mother's
let her know how you l6ve and appreciate funeral. It's good to know God has officers
her, for we don't know how much longer like the two of you in His service. Thanks
God will allow her to be with us. to you from David, his family and many
Willie Coleman, Lillie Melton and Earl friends. May God continue to bless both of
Coleman were in celebration for her sister you.
Mary and Ernest Roberts, Seatreya Nasby- Congratulations to Everett Way Sr. and
McFarlin, her husband Michael and chil- Kendrah Wilson on their recent marriage
dren were there representing her sister on Everett's birthday on Valentine's Day.
Maria. Audrey Jones and her daughter Birthday wishes to Brenda Peterson,
Kemara represented her brother, Elder Mother Ruth Sykes, Deacon James Payne,
Charlie Jones. Other nieces and nephews William Veal Sr., Bettye Lampkins, Curtis
called to share the love with Annie. She is Williams, Terrance Johnson, Eddie Lee
the sole surviving sibling of Tony Jones Jones, Regginald Alexander Jr., Devron
and Marzella Coston-Jones. Wingard, Shirley A. Williams, Leila Jones,
Annie enjoyed as always hearing her Torcine Wells, Marquiez Cribb, Ruby
grandchildren fuss over who is her num- Dawson, Evans Jones and Everette
ber one granddaughter, a family discussion Leonard Way.


Mr. and Mrs. Morgan


Geiger-Morgan
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.

Holloway-Tompkins
Virginia Lee Holloway and
Dallas Scott Tompkins, both


EDUCATION BRIEFS


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FRIDAY. February 20.2009/News-Leader


RELIGION


RELIGION


FIRSTBAPTISM


Organ recital atHoly Trinity


Providence
Presbyterian cele-
brated its first bap-
tism on Sunday.
The newly formed
congregation wel-
comed Lincoln
Daniel Meskimen,
son of Matt and
Jessica Meskimen.
They are pictured
with Pastor Bob
Phelps.
Providence
Presbyterian
Church is located
at 96537
Parliament Drive,
Suite C (off Old
Nassauville Road).
Call (904) 432-
8118 or visit
www.Providenceyul
ee.com.
SUBMITTED


Holy Trinity Anglican
Church, 1830 Lake Park Drive
in Amelia Park, will present
organist William D. Peters in a
recital on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Peters will play a selection of
hymns, including "Sheep May
Safely Graze" by Johann
Sebastian Bach, "Prelude and
Fugue in F Major" by Diderik
Buxtehude, '"Cantilena" by
Joseph Rheinberger and
"Carillon" by Herbert Murrill,
as well as hymn preludes for
the Christian year.
Peters has represented the
Allen Organ Co. in Northeast
Florida and Southeast Georgia
since 1992 and has nearly 100
successful church and residen-
tial installations to his credit.
He is a graduate of Wilkes
University in Pennsylvania and
holds a master's 'degree in
organ performance from
Indiana University. In addition,
he completed a year of post-
graduate study in organ at the


G G uilmant
Organ School
in New York
City with
George Mar-
'- key, interna-
i tionally known
concert organ-
ist.
Peters During his
55 years in
music ministry,
Peters has served in Methodist,
Presbyterian and Episcopal
churches in Indiana, Pennsyl-
vania, New Jersey and Florida.
Peters has been a resident of
Orange Park for 25 years and
currently serves as organist and
music minister at San Jose
Episcopal Church in Jack-
sonville. For several years he
was the director of choral music
and instructor in music appre-
ciation at St Johns Country Day
School and directed the Orange
Park Community Chorus.
For more information, call


Holy Trinity Anglican Church at
430-0274 or visit www.holytrin-
ityanglican.org.
The church congregation
recently voted to join the
Reformed Episcopal Church,
which was founded in 1873 and
is a founding member of the
newly formed Anglican Church
in North America, or ACNA.
The movement unites 700
orthodox Anglican congrega-
tions, representing roughly
100,000 people, in an organiza-
tion that members believe will
be recognized as a province -
the Anglican term for the
church's largest regional juris-
dictions by many of the
world's Anglican leaders,
according to The Common
Cause Partnership website.
Holy Trinity expects
approval of its membership in
the Reformed Episcopal Church
by a standing committee later
this month. The Rev. J. Michael
Bowhay is rector of Holy Trinity.


RELIGION NOTES


Celebrate Recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" at its
416 Alachua St. address every
Friday night, beginning with
dinner at 6 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery is a
Christ-centered, Biblically
based program for individuals
and their family members
who are dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions, past hurts
and potentially destructive
behaviors. Childcare is avail-
able. Please call 261-3617.

Anniversary
celebration
The members of Prince
Chapel AME Church on
Hendrix Road in Nassauville
are asking the community's
participation in services cele-
brating the church's 120th
anniversary. Celebrations
began at 7 p.m. Feb 18 and
conclude at 4 p.m. Feb. 22.
Tonight will be a youth night
of worship and praise. All
youth are asked to wear the
college shirt of their choice."
Charles L. Albert, steward.
The Rev. Pauline Tucker, pas-
tor. Call 261-4113.
Yardsale
Nassau Nazarene
Fellowship, 850987 US 17
North, is holding a yard sale
from 8-11 a.m. Feb. 21 in the
church fellowship hall. For
information call 874-8401.


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.Providenceyulee.com.
Providence Presbyterian
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 of your
choice (take out upon
request).
To purchase tickets, see a
children's church ministry
member or call 261-6220.
Lecture series
Bob Phelps, minister of
Providence Presbyterian
Church, will be the featured
speaker at the prestigious
Blake Lecture Series spon-


scored by First Presbyterian
Church in Franklin, Tenn.
The Blake Lecture Series is in
its 11th year of presenting lec-
tures by notable ministers,
theologians and professors
from the Reformed Tradition
Phelps' lectures will be
presented 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
presentation 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.
The Blake Lecture Series will
be held at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
and is free and open to the
public.
Providence Presbyterian
Church is located at 96537
Parliament Drive, Suite C (off
Old Nassauville Road). Call
(904) 432-8118 or visit
www.Providenceyulee.com.
-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
Gospel. Following the morn-
ing service, dinner will be
served in the fellowship build-


ing. Pastor Franklin and the
church family extend a hearty
welcome to everyone.
For more information call
261-7374 or 548-0046.
Men's Day
The men of Trinity United
Methodist Church, 715 Ash
St., will present their annual
Men's Day Program at 11
a.m. Feb. 22. The guest
speaker will be the Rev. D.
Mainer of Woodbine, Ga.
Included in the service will be
a Black History moment pre-
sented by the young men of
the church. Everyone is invit-
ed to share in this event.
Movie screening
Yulee Baptist Church, A1A
and Harts Road, will hold a
screening of the movie "Fire-
proof," an action-packed story
about a firefighter, his wife
and a marriage worth saving
as the main character explo-
res God's design for relation-
ships and marriage, on Feb.
22 at 6 p.mn Call 225-9196.
Pancake dimnner-
St. Peter's Episcopal -
Church will host a Pancake
Dinner on Feb. 24 from 5-7
p.m. The entire community is
invited to breakfast for dinner
in Burns Hall at Ninth Street
and Atlantic Avenue. Tickets
are $5 and can be purchased
at the door. This traditional
meal served on Shrove
Tuesday was designed to use
"the excess fat in the house-


hold" prior to the Lenten
Season of the Church. The
frying of the pancakes allows
the use of the fat that remains
in the household. In many tra-
ditions, the fat is used to
deep-fry doughnuts. For
more information call the
office at 261-4293.
Ash Wednesday
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
invites the community to the
Ash Wednesday services on
Feb. 25 at 7:30 a.m. and 12:10
p.m. The Service of Holy.
Eucharist and Imposition of
Ashes will take place. At 6
p.m. there will be a Choral
Eucharist and the Imposition
of Ashes. For information call
261-4293.
Lenten schedule


the Providence Presbyterian
congregation for all Lenten
activities. Providence is locat-
ed at 96537 Parliament Dr.,
Suite C (off Old Nassauville
Road in Yulee). Call (904)
432-8118, visit www.providen
ceyulee.com or e-mail provi
denceyulee@comcast.net.
Low country boil
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., will
host a low country boil and
live music in Burns Hall on
Feb. 28 to raise money for its
mission work in the
Caribbean and communities
here at home.
Its major project this year
is work on St. John's
Cathedral on Antigua in the
West Indies. Tickets are $20.
For information, call the
church at 261-4293.


Providence Presbyterian ive telea
Church in Yulee will begin its ,
Lenten services on Feb. 25. On Feb. 28 Amelia Baptist
This service marks the begin- Church will sponsor the
ning of Lenten Disciplines. A area's only live telecast of
Soup and Bread Supper Focus on the Family's simul-
begins at'6:30 p.m. followed cast of "Seeing Your Marriage
by worship atlSpan.,i m ..1 ,n rt. through theEyes of God ..
Each Tuesday evening 'Speakers include:'Beth
during March Providence Moore, Gary Smalley, Dr. Del
Presbyterian will host a 7 p.m. Tackett, John Trent, Francis
"Mid-week Lenten Worship Chan and Gary Thomas.
Service." This series of 'Talk The event is from 9:30
Back" services will include a a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Amelia
brief devotional by the pastor Baptist Church, 961167
followed by an opportunity to Buccaneer Trail. Lunch will
talk about your feelings "be provided. Tickets are $60
regarding the scripture les- per couple ($35 for singles).
son for the evening. Call the church office at
The public is invited to join 261-9527 for reservations.


."Worship this week


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of your choice"


f [I Jackie Hayes,
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(-, st Church
Sunday School 9:30 am
Sunday Worship 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study.................... 6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
261-4741
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Impact Your World
Church
"The Church Where the BIBLE
Comes to LIFE"
Pastor: Kalvin R. Thompson
lo am Bible Study
11 am Family Worship Service
Location
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee, FL
(just offAlA & Felmor Road)
904-261-9072


S FIRST
SPRESBYTERIAN
(I J 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 ff Cents St. -Dr. L Holton Siegling,. .I Pastor
BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Interim Pastor Rev. Kenneth Westbrook'
Sunday Morning Worship Services
10:30am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided
www.blackrockbaptist.com


Rev. BrianEiih [iIIlI|1H
Rev. Brian Eburn Pastor
Satrda Vigi~kl Moos 4pUl~i;im&5:0m


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 8:30amn
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45pm or by appt.
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number, 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550


FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ....... . .... ..10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training........... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
EVERYONE WELCOME
Nursery provided
Spointsbaptistchurch.org


CELEBRATION BAPTIST
CHURCH
Innvae Style, Contemporay Musc, Casuallmosphere
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.
Connecting with Chnst..Connecting with People.


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


ANCHOR


Contemporary
Worship
Sunday @11:00
515 Centre Street


YULEE UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
Please join us for
SUNDAY SERVICES:
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles


"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pmr
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527


Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
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FRIDAY. February 20.)2009/NI:\v'sl-LI.,m)I.i,


Tour to feature four 'spectacular' Plantation homes


For the News-Leader

The Amelia Island Home
and Garden Tour 2009 promis-
es to be a real "tour de force."
Nestled among ancient oaks
and salt marshes, the four
inviting residences, located
within Amelia Island
Plantation, have generously
opened their doors as Micah's
Place opens its doors to fami-
lies in need of a safe home in
Nassau County.
The Avant home
Reflections of sunrise and
sunset permeate the Spyglass
condo of Jan and Tom Avant.
Views from every room over-
looking the Atlantic Ocean are
extensions of the cohesive
and serene color palate
throughout. Handcrafted and
reconstructed furniture is fea-
tured and blended with very
creative style. The Avants
have in their kitchen a ceram-
ic plate given to them when
they were married. The
inscription reads, "And they
lived happily ever after." With
the feeling they have devel-
oped in their home, it appears
they have done exactly that on
Amelia.
The Crawford home
An island British Colonial
is the perfect home to show-
case the many unusual
antiques collected by Emily
and John Crawford. The
entire house is filled with their
family history. Museum quali-
ty items are artfully placed
throughout the thoughtfully
designed and architecturally
elegant property. Interesting
pieces include a table used by
General Lafayette, a framed
Chinese child's robe, circa
1300s, Kentucky and English
Derby treasures, just to men-


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The Allf home, right, and the Day home, above, are among four Amelia Island
Plantation private residences that will be open for tours March 10 and 11 to benefit
Micah's Place, Nassau County's domestic violence shelter.


tion a few. The Crawfords
have succeeded in creating a
warm and inviting home with
the sun gleaming through on
all sides, accented by beautiful
'landscaping with a sparkling
pool that feels like an outdoor
oasis in paradise.
The Allf home
The dream home of a life-
time has been achieved by
Ann Adele and Cecil Allf at
their graceful and grand
Southern residence. From the
moment entering, it is a feast
for the senses. Warmth radi-
ates throughout with special
touches that reflect a unifor-


mity of taste and style.
Collections to spark interest
abound. The Allfs are all about
family. With their four chil-
dren and nine grandchildren,
the house is a haven for all to
feel totally comfortable while
being surrounded by beauty
and elegance.
Framed artwork by talent-
ed family members is dis-
played in many of the rooms,
as well as artwork by some of
Amelia's most renowned
artists. All of this is drama-
tized with perfect landscaping
and enhanced by nature fram-
ing the view t6 the
Intracoastal Waterway.


The Day home
When one of the most envi-
able homesites on the
Plantation became available,
Dana and Art Day decided to
. totally renovate the existing
house incorporating Dana's
skilled and innovative ideas.
The end result is a perfect
combination of livability and
comfort featuring views from
every room out to the Oak
Marsh golf course, Walker's
Creek marsh front, all the way
to the Intracoastal. The newly
designed home and carriage
house is a spectacular addi-
tion to the four homes this


year.
Tour days are Tuesday,
March 10 and Wednesday,
March 11, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ticket locations are
Alexander's, At Home Amelia,
First Coast Community Bank
(Fernandina and Yulee
branches), Golf Club of
Amelia Island, Amelia Island
Plantation Ocean Club, Resort
to Home, Front and Centre,
and Ballast Pointe Trading
Company, Kingsland, Ga.
Advance purchase tickets
are $30 or $35 at the door.


Special lunch available at
PLAE for $15. Groups of 10 or
more coming from off-island
can purchase tickets for $25
per person. Continuous com-
plimentary tram service to
each of the homes is provided
from March6 Burette at the
Spa and Shops at Amelia
Island Plantation.
All proceeds go to Micah's
Place, the shelter for victims
of'domestic violence in
Nassau County. For informa-
tion, call 491-6364. Visit
www.micahsplace.org.


Taste of8 Flags at Farmers Market


HOME AND GARDEN BRIEFS


"The Tale & Taste of Eight Flags" will be fea-
tured at the Fernandina Farmers Market during
February and March. Beginning with the French
who arrived on the island on May ,3, 1562,
through when the last and final flag, the Stars and
Stripes, was hoisted in 1862. the market will
honor the tale and taste of one coun try each
Saturday.
Join the Market on Feb. 21 for the French


Flag Day tale by the Amelia Island Museum of
History's representation exhibit of the island
during the French takeover and occupation of
Amelia Island. Enjoy a traditional crepe cooking
demonstration by Candlelight Crepes.
The Fernandina farmers Market. open every
Sanir:i\ rln t in.l p.rn ik located at Seventh
and Centre streets downtown. Call 491-4872 or
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850688 US 17 South in Yulee,
will show the various plants .
invasive to Noritheast Flurida
and great native alternatives
for your landscape at a free
seminar at 10 a.m. Feb. 21.
For information call 225-9915.
Greenway bird walk
Egans Creek Greenway is
designated as a stop on the
Great Florida Birding Trail.
Join in a birding walk on Feb.
21, departing promptly at 9
a.m. and hosted by Our
Greenway. Meet at the
entrance to the Greenway on
Jasmine Street. The walk will
proceed to the south end and
loop back to Jasmine Street.
It is free and open to the pub-
lic. Expect to see a variety of
wading and songbirds as well
as birds of prey. Visit
www.ourgreenway.org to
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call 277-7350.
Okefenokee kayak
Join the naturalists of
Amelia Island Plantation to
kayak in the Ok'-eenokee
National Wildlife Refuge on
Feb. 28 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Search for alligators and the
many unique plants, birds
and other animals that call
the swamp their home.
Enjoy a leisurely kayak pad-
dle and lunch while learning
about the importance of this
biologically rich area. Cost is
$100/person, must be at least
12 years old. Includes trans-
portation, lunch, kayak and
gear rental. Call the Nature
Center at 321-5082.
Kayak tour
A "VIP Kayaking Tour"
sponsored by Kayak Amelia
will be held Feb. 28 from 9
a.m.-noon in partnership with
the North Florida Land
Trust. Cost is $75 and


includes kayak rental, guided
tour, lunch and beverage.
Call (904) 251-0016.
RVshow
Jacksonville Municipal
Stadium will look like the ulti-
mate tailgate party when
recreational vehicles (RVs) in
every taste and price range
motor into the Jacksonville
RV SuperShow March 5-8.
The show features hun-
dreds of RVs and acces-
sories, finance and insurance
companies and more. In addi-
tion to being able test of the
waters of the RV lifestyle with
$10 million worth of RVs on
display.
Admission is $6 for adults,
free for children 12 and
under, and half price for
retired and military active
duty personnel. Thursday is
Seniors Day featuring $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.


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FRIDAY. February 20.2009 NEWS News-Leader


Kids embrace new technology so should adults


Florida State University
TALLAHASSEE Worried about
the amount of time today's kids spend
texting, chatting, logging, gaming
and Facebooking? Don't.
Rather than fear the time young
people devote to technological pur-
suits, there are many reasons for adults
to embrace and even facilitate youth
engagement with digital media, accord-
ing to Florida State University's Lisa
Tripp, who was a member of a team of
researchers who recently completed
the most extensive qualitative study
ever done on youth media use in the
United States..
"While many adults worry that chil-
dren are wasting time online, texting or
playing video games, our study found
that these activities have captured
teens' attention because they provide
avenues for extending social worlds,
self-directed learning and independ-


ence," she said.
Tripp, an assistant professor in the
College of Information, supervised
research and data collection at sever-
al Los Angeles middle schools that
serve primarily low-income Latino
youth to find out how the students
were using digital media technology
both at home and at school. Her
research became a part of the Digital
Youth Project, a joint effort of the
University of Southern California and
the University of California, Berkeley.
The three-year study was part of a
$50 million project on digital and media
learning funded by the John D. and
Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Altogether, researchers involved in the
project interviewed more than 800 chil-
dren and young adults and conducted
more than 5,000 hours of online obser-
vations. Tripp also is one of the co-
authors of the final report on the proj-
ect, which will be published by MIT


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Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living
and Learning with New Media.
Social network sites, online games,
video-sharing sites and gadgets such as
iPods and mobile phones technolo-
gies that barely existed 10 yeprs ago -
are now fixtures of youth culture. The
researchers found that most young
people almost always associate with
people they already know in their
offline lives through school or sports,
but cell phones, instant messaging and
social network sites such as MySpace
and Facebook allow them to be in near-
ly constant touch.
A smaller number of young people
also use the online world to find infor-
mation they may not have access to at
school or in their local community and
to connect with people who share spe-
cialized interests in activities, such as
online gaming, creative writing, video
editing or other artistic endeavors.


By exploring new interests and tin-
kering with new forms of media, young
people are picking up basic social and
technical skills, such as how to create
a video or game or customize a
MySpace page, Tripp said. Young peo-
ple also can learn a lot through trial and
error and from their peers and online
communities.
The study found that young peo-
ple's learning with digital media is often
more self-directed, with a freedom and
autonomy that is less apparent than in
a classroom setting. The researchers
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authority online, and they are often
more motivated to learn from each
other than from adults.
That doesn't mean adults should
stay out of the picture. Quite the oppo-
site, Tripp said.
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savvy and up-to-date with how to use
participatory media, such as blogs,


wikis, podcasting and social network
sites so they can be more actively
involved in what children are doing
with the media but in a smarter way,"
she said. "For example, adults can help
create opportunities for young people
to learn with media in interesting ways,
and they can help teach advanced infor-
mation and media literacy skills that
young people need."
Schools also need to keep pace with
the rapid changes introduced by digi-
tal media to stay relevant in the 21st
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the so-called digital divide that sepa-
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social classes have opportunities to go
online and use new media, the nature
and quality of access still varies great-
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PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
High school softball teams are a full week into the 2009 season and baseball teams opened their seasons this week. The Yulee High School
girls softball team is 4-0 on the season with d 3-2 win over West Nassau Tuesday. Left, Yulee catcher Stacy Hyers waits for the call from the
umpire. It was a strike, thrown by pitcher Courtney Miller, who is also 4-0. Center, shortstop Morgan Mason walked twice and scored two
runs for the Lady Hornets. Right, Timmy Roszell started on the mound for the Fernandina Beach High School baseball team Wednesday
when the Pirates hosted Fleming Island in the home opener. The Pirates won 8-7 and are now 1-1 on the season.


Left, FBHS junior Harrison Yonn awaits the pitch Wednesday.
Center, Kelly Blanton at bat for the West Nassau Lady Warriors
Tuesday in Yulee. Right, Pirate first baseman Tyler Thornton pre-
pares for a throw to pick off a Fleming Island player.


4-0 Lad Hornets edge Lady Warriors 3-2


FBHS boys, boys

at home tonight
BETH JONES
News-Leader
The Lady Hornets are off to a 4-0
start with a pair of county wins in the
books.
The Yulee High School girls soft-
ball team beat Terry PArker 6-2,
University Christian 9-1, Fernandina
Beach 17-4 and West Nassau 3-2.
The latest win came Tuesday in
Yulee.
"We actually only had two hits, so
(West Nassau pitcher) Lexie Jones did
a great job keeping her team in the
game," said Randalyn Rogers, head
softball coach for the YHS Lady
Hornets. "They had five hits, four of
which were. extra-base hits. We just
managed to get th6 hits when we had
runners on."
Jessica Brand and Megan Bellar
both had RBIs for Yulee. Morgan
Mason walked twice and scored both
times. .
Pitcher Courtney Miller is 4-0.
"We are very young," Rogers. said
of her 2009 squad. "I have three sen-
iors, three juniors and 13 freshmen
and sophomores.
"I think we are more solid than last
year as far as hitters one through
nine."
Yulee played at Hilliard Thursday.
They host Trinity Christian Tuesday at
6:30 p.m. and Bishop Snyder Thursday
at 6 p.m.
The Fernandina Beach High


School girls softball team played at
-Bishop Snyder Thursday and Bolles
Wednesday. The Lady Pirates are at
home tonight with Baker County. The
game starts at 6 p.m.
Next week the Lady Pirates play
at Episcopal Tuesday, host Trinity
Thursday and travel to Callahan to
take on the West Nassau Lady War-
riors Feb. 27.
The Fernandina Beach High
School baseball team is 1-1 heading
into tonight's matchup at home with
Ponte Vedra. First pitch is at 7 p.m.
The FBHS Pirates opened the sea-
son with a 3-0 loss to Baker County
Tuesday.
The host Wildcats' three runs were
all unearned and all came in the bot-
tom of the third inning.
"There were only six hits in the
game," FBHS Coach Ken Roland said.
"(Pitchers) Bradley Manning and
Tyler Thornton held them In check.
"It was one of those days when
they did a pretty good job on us and we
matched them. There was not a lot
offense and we weren't up to it defen-
sively."
Harrison Yonn and Justin Crews
had the two hits for FBHS. Crews had
a double.
Manning took the loss on the
mound. He pitched four innings, giv-
ing up two hits and three runs
(unearned), walking four and striking
out one. Thornton pitched the last two
innings and gave up two hits while
striking out two.
The Pirates rebounded and to
defeat Fleming Island 8-7 Wednesday
in the home opener.
Andy Bowles picked up the win in


' Fernandina Beach High School
shortstop Justin Crews had a
double at Baker County Tuesday
and a two-run triple Wednesday
night at home against Fleming
Island. The Pirates (1-1) host
Ponte Vedra at 7 p.m. tonight.
Yulee's baseball team is back at
home Monday with Mandarin
Christian at 6 p.m.

relief, pitching the final inning for the
Pirates.
Senior Jeff Day's two-out single
scored Yonn for the game-winner in
the seventh inning. Day had three sin-
gles on the night.,
Junior Trent Luman had two hits,
including a double, and Crews hit a
two-run triple.
"Myles Rabant charged the whole


thing up with a double," Roland said.
"He led the five-run fifth inning.
"It was a slow start. We've got some
young pitchers who are kind of learn-
ing. We're trying to feel our way
through. We'll just keep plugging
away."
The Pirates play at Bishop Snyder
Thursday and are back home to host
University Christian Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.
The Yulee High School baseball
team is also 1-1 so far on the season.
On Monday, the Hornets opened
the season with'a 4-2 win over Robert
E. Lee High School.
Senior Michael Beasley picked up
the win on the mound. Seniors Garrett
Callis, Matt Malone, Josh Cassidy and
sophomore Andrew Minor all had
RBIs for the Hornets.
Yulee suffered its first loss of the
season, a 9-0 shutout at the hands of
the West Nassau Warriors Tuesday. It
was a district loss for the Hornets.
West Nassau held a 2-0 lead going
into the sixth inning and scored seven
runs in the last two innings.
Yulee had just three hits- on the
night. Cassidy had a pair and Minor
had the other.
"We are trying to figure out a pitch-
ing rotation and trying to get a little
more consistent defensively," Coach
Will Minor said. "We will keep work-
ing hard and show improvement as
the year goes on with such an inex-
perienced team."
The Hornets played at Hilliard
Thursday. They are at home all next
week, hosting Mandarin Christian
Monday at 6 p.m., Baldwin (district)
Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Hawthorne at 7
p.m. on Feb. 27.


?lRDAY. FEBRUARY 20.2009
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Changes


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ED HARDEE
For the News-Leader
Big changes are in store this
year for the Pirates on the Run
5K/10K race, set for Saturday.
Those changes include a new head-
quarters location, new cross-coun-
try race routes and a pancake break-
fast after the event.
"We're very excited about a new
course this year that will include a
cross-country segment through the
Egans Creek Greenway. Runners
love a scenic course," race director
Deborah Dunham said.
The race will start at 8:30 a.m. at
St. Peter's Episcopal Church. In the
past the event has started and ended
it City Hall, but the church's Burns
Hall will provide a larger venue for
the popular run.
Members of the Pirates Club will
officially start the race and cheer
on the runners along the route.
"We'll also be treating all of our
registered runners to a pancake
breakfast afterwards at St. Peter's.
You can't beat a good breakfast after
a race," Dunham said.
The breakfast will be free for
regisered runners, $5 for their
guesO.
The first 400 registered runners
will receive a long-sleeve.T-shirt
with artwork of a stylized runner.
Door prizes at the post-race
awards ceremony will include a four-
day, three-night stay at the Amelia
Islan4 Plantation. Runners must be
present to win and should save their
race numbers for the breakfast and
prize drawings.
Awards will be presented to' the
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v TENNIS

Hornet netters

beat Warriors
BETH JONES
News-Leader
The Yulee High School tennis
teams opened the season Tuesday
with wins over the visiting West
Nassau Warriors. Both the Hornet
boys and girls teams won 5-2.
In ladies singles action, Yulee's
Courtney Lathrop defeated Colleen
Spearrin 8-3; Brook Millan beat
Sarah Alexander 8-0; Courtney
Lowary topped Kathy Kennedy 8-2;
and Kaylan Towers beat Evelyn
Lloyd 8-2. West Nassau's Helen
Bentley beat Yulee's Channell,
Brown 8-3 for the lone Warrior sin-
gles win.
In doubles, Lathrop and Millan
defeated Spearrin and Lloyd 8-3.
Alexander -and Kennedy defeated
Yulee's Emily Purvis and Loren
Kelleher 8-2.
Corner Stevenson, playing at
No. 1 for the West Nassau boys,
edged Yulee No. 1 Josh Hopper 8-6
for the Warriors' lone singles win.
Yulee won the rest Ryan Gerlach
beat Sam Bryan 8-1; Jeff Beluscak
defeated Jack Fenton 8-5; Mickey
Mott won 8-3 over Marty Amos; and
Justin Gibson beat Jessie Hall 8-0.
Hopper and Gerlach teamed up
to beat Bryan and Fenton 8-6; Amos
and Hall defeated Dekota Blair and
Joshjenson 6-2 for a Warrior win.


Talent trumps cheating says formerprofessional baseballplayer


Major League Baseball's Alex
Rodriguez recently admitted he
used steroids from 2001-4 while.
playing with the Texas Rangers.
In an exclusive interview with ESPN,
Rodriguez said the he was "young, stupid and
naive." He then went on to talk about how it
was "pretty prevalent" during that time and
"back then, it was a different culture. It was
very loose."
I found these comments intriguing, so I
called Jon Shave, my expert when it comes to
issues regarding Major League Baseball.
Many of you may know Shave. He grew up in
Fernandina and played for the Pirates under
the tutelage of Coach Ken Roland.
After graduation in 1986, Shave played for
Mississippi State from 1986-90 and then was
drafted by the Texas Rangers. Shave had an
11-year professional career. In addition to the
Rangers, he also spent time with the Boston
Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. Following
is our interview:
Smith: Rodriguez claims steroids were
prevalent. Would you agree?
Shave: I never saw it one time in the club-


house. Never. I never saw a
needle or syringe. I never
even heard guys talking
about using it. It was not
S prevalent. If you wanted it,

S to make some effort to go get
it.
Smith: Did you know of
any guys using steroids?
Shave: There wasn't any-
SPORTS one you knew for certain that
was using. There were guys
MEDICINE that you might have suspect-
GREGORY ed, due to big changes in
their weight or their muscle
SMrII-1, M.D. mass. But you never knew for
sure. I would say that on a
single team, there might be
just a couple of guys that you suspected.
Smith: If you wanted to use steroids, how
would you have gotten it at the time?
Shave: I really don't know. It wasn't like you
would have turned to the guy in the next lock-
er. Again, I just never saw it at all. It wasn't like
there was a "source" in the lockerroom. They


definitely were not getting them from some-
one immediately associated with the team, def-
initely not the team trainer and definitely not
the team doctors.
Smith:.You've told me before you never
used steroids. How were you able to stay away
from the temptation?
Shave: Two reasons really. One I was afraid
of the bad things that they could do, and the
other was it just wasn't right. It wasn't illegal
per se, because MLB didn't have a rule against
them, but it wasn't right ... and I was one of
those guys who it really could have helped. I
wasn't that strong and, despite all my work-
outs, I never got big. But to me it just wasn't
worth the risk.
Smith: Do you feel the guys who used them
were cheating baseball?
Shave: Not really. Again, there was no rlle
against it at the time I was in baseball. The
thing I do wonder now though is whether or
not the guys who beat me out on rosters were
using ... that they were cheating me. I always
wondered what it would have done to my
game, but not enough to try them.
Smith: Were you ever tested?


Shave: All the time. I bounced back and
forth between the majors and the minors, and
in the minor leagues, we were tested randomly
about three times a year. So yeah, I was tested
and never worried about it. I never touched
the stuff.
Smith: If you were the commissioner of
baseball, how would you handle all of this
now?
Shave: I would improve the testing and ban
you for a year if you had a positive test.
I am not in favor of changing the record
books back though. The record books don't
need to put an asterisk on (home run leader)
Barry Bonds because the public has already
put it on him themselves.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacement for treatment
by your regular doctor Specific concerns should
be discussed with a physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernan-dina Beach, FL 32034. For
appointments, call 261-8787 or visit
www.gsmithmd.com.


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader


SPORTS SHORTS


SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Maisie Gooch of Fernandina Beach swims the 100-yard backstroke for the YMCA of
Florida's First Coast Flyers swim team at the state swimming championships.


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Flyers swim team fifth in Florida


The YMCA of Florida's
First Coast Flyers swim team
took its annual trip to Orlando
to compete in the Florida
YMCA State Swimming
Championships held Feb. 6-8
at the International YMCA
pool. The Flyers took fifth
place, scoring a total of 1313.5
points.
There were 10 teams with
more than 500 swimmers in
attendance. The Flyers'
,brought home their fair share
of the awards.
"The team was on their A
game at this meet with 19


Flyer team records broken
and 39 personal best times
achieved," Coach Mary Donn
said.
'This is our second year
with the YMCA of Florida's
First Coast Flyers swim team.-
This season we have 30 swim-
mers who practice here in
Fernandina Beach. We are
looking forward to much suc-
cess as the season progress-
es."
The area championships
will be in March in
Jacksonville at Cecil Aquatics.
In April the team will go into


the long course (50 meters)
season.
"This is where the team
begins to learn the other side
of competition," Bowman
said.
Maisie Gooch, Kaylynn
Chauncey, Summer Stanley-
Pomm and Juan Cardenas
made the 2009 Florida Junior
Olympics Flyers team. They
compete in Gainesville this
weekend. Aly Kaywork made
the 2009 Florida senior cham-
pionship team, which com-
petes Feb. 28 through March
1 in Orlando.


SWIM RESULTS


Local swimmers with top 25
finishes at the YMCA state meet
Feb. 6-8:
Bridgette DeLille, 50 fly, 16th;
50 back, 22nd; 50 free, 25th
Taylor Radcliffe, 25 back,
third; 50 back, eighth; 50 free,
ninth; 25 free, 12th; 25 breast,
15th; 25 fly
Lindsey DeLille, 100 fly, 15th;
50 fly, 17th; 200 IM, 18th; 50
breast, 18th; 100 breast, 18th;
200 free, 24th
Maisie Gooch, 50 back, 13th;
100 free; 50 free, 17th; 100 back,
17th; 50 free, 17th; 100 IM, 20th
Coral-Brooke Skipper, 50
back, 21st; 50 free, 21st; 100
breast, 24th
Jared Smith, 100 breast, 13th;
50 back, 24th
Mary-Kate Kaywork, 100 fly,
19th; 100 breast, 21st
Zoe Stein, 50 fly, 20th; 100
breast, 22nd
Katy Weaver, 50 back, 22nd;
100 IM, 24th
Kaylynn Chauncey, 100'
breast, eighth; 100 free, 11th; 200
IM, 21st; 100 fly, 22nd; 200 free,
24th
Juan Cardenas, 100 fly, sev-


enth; 50 free, 14th; 100 free, 15th;
200 IM, 16th; 100 breast, 19th;
200 free, 20th; 500 free, 22nd
Aly Kaywork, 50 free, fourth;
200 IM, 18th; 100 breast, 19th;
200 breast, 19th
Amanda Stein, 200 breast,
25th; 50 fly, 25th
Dakota Lawrence, 50 free,
seventh; 200 breast, 13th
Relays:
10-and-under girls A team,
200 free, third (Maisie Gooch,
Kylie Potter, Taylor Anderson,
Lauren Johnson)
10-and-under girls B team,
200 free, sixth (Sofia Cardenas,
Coral-Brooke Skipper, Lindsey
DeLille, Carly Roberts
10-and-under girls A team,
200 medley, second (Maisie
Gooch, Kylie Potter, Taylor
Anderson, Lauren Johnson)
10-and-under girls B team,
200 medley, sixth (Taylor
SRadcliffe, Coral-Brooke Skipper,
Lindsey DeLille, Sofia Cardenas)
11-12 girls 200 free, seventh
(Katy Weaver, Caitlyn Johnson,
Bridgete Morgan, Ji Won Kim)
11-12 girls 200 free medley,
fifth (Mary-Kate Kaywork, Zoe


RUN Continued from 12A
male and female overall winners, masters (age
40 and up) and grandmasters (50 and up), with
age-group awards for the top three finishers in
14 age groups.
Half-mile and one-mile fun runs for children
age 10 and younger will be held at 9:45 a.m. at
Central Park.
Fee for the 5K/10K is $25 for everyone.
Registration for the children's runs is $10.
Walkers are also invited to sign up for the 5K.
Route maps, entry forms and information are
available at www.ameliaislandrunners.com or
by calling (904) 624-0027. Entry forms are also
available at Nassau Health Foods, the YMCA,
Club 14 Fitness, Pak's Karate Academy and other
locations.
Race-day registration will be from 7-8 a.m. at
St. Peter's Church. Runners will be timed using
ChampionChip electronic timers, and must wear
a chip on their shoe in order to be timed. Chips


Stein, Caitlyn Johnson, Ji Won
Kim)
Senior girls 200 free, sixth
(Kaylynn Chauncey, Aly Kaywork,
Amanda Stein, Shannon Love)
Senior girls 400 free, seventh
(Kaylynn Chauncey, Aly Kaywork,
Amanda Stein, Shannon Love
Senior girls 200 medley, sev-
enth (Kaylynn Chauncey, Aly
Kaywork, Amanda Stein,
Shannon Love)
Senior girls 400 medley,
eighth (Kaylynn Chauncey, Aly
Kaywork, Kiley Switanek,
Shannon Love)
Senior boys 200 free, 10th
(Juan Cardenas, Dakota
Lawrence, Brendan Johnson,
Kaleb Switanek)
Senior boys 400 free, 10th
(Juan Cardenas, Dakota
Lawrence, Brendan Johnson, Yuri
Bellok)
Senior boys 200 medley, sixth
(Juan Cardenas, Dakota
Lawrence, Brendan Johnson, Tae
Won Kim)
Senior boys 400 medley, 12th
(Juan Cardenas, Dakota
Lawrence, Kaleb Switanek, Yuri
Bellok)


will be available for pickup on race morning and
must be returned afterward. Runners who want
to use their own chips must preregister.
Several hundred runners are expected to
take part in the race. Parking areas will be des-
ignated with signs and include Atlantic Elemen-
tary School and Fred's Discount Store lots.
Motorists may experience some delays along
the route from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Runners will cross
Atlantic Avenue onto Ninth Street about 8:30
a.m., head south to Beech Street and run east on
Beech to Citrona Drive, where they'll enter the
Egans Creek Greenway. Some runners will also
be crossing Jasmine Street around the Greenway
area. Runners will then return along the same
route, finishing on ll1th Street at Central Park.
Participants will also be crossing Atlantic
Avenue after the race to return to St. Peter's for
a pancake breakfast.
Proceeds benefit AIR's scholarship program
for Nassau County high school runners and St.
Peter's mission trips.


Family fitness event
The first Forever Fit Family Blast is set for
Feb. 28 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the 8 Flags
shopping center on 14th Street. There will be
fun for the whole family, including free Crossfit
classes, a spin class, skateboard demonstra-
tion, local performances, Safety Pup, police
car and fire truck, games and more. The
Fernandina Beach Police Department will
hold a bike rodeo for children (bring their
bikes and learn important safety tips).
The event is sponsored by Club 14
Fitness, Crossfit Amelia and A Chance To
Dance. It is free and open to the public.

Pirates on the Run
Registration is now open for the 2009
Pirates on the Run 5K/10K and children's
runs Feb. 21. This year's race will feature a
new headquarters, at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church in downtown Fernandina Beach; a
new route, including a cross-country segment
through the Egans Creek Greenway; and a
free pancake breakfast for all registered run-
ners ($5 for non-runners). The race will also
feature Champion Chip timing, Fernandina
Pirates Club members along the race route,
door prizes at the post-race awards ceremony
and long-sleeve T-shirts for the first 400 regis-
tered runners.
Fees for the 5K/1 OK is $25. There will also
be half-mile and one-mile fun runs for children
10 and younger, with a $10 registration.
Walkers are also welcome 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
Runners.com. Call (904) 624-0027.

Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner will hold a board meet-
ing at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the ballpark on
Goodbread Road.

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
through March 21 with games 6n Thursdays
and practices Mondays or Tuesdays. Call
261-1080.

Babe Ruth opening day
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth will hold
opening day ceremonies Feb. 28 at the ball-
park, 1001 Beech St.
Yulee Little League

Yulee Little League will hold an umpires
clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 21. Opening
day is March 7 with ceremonies at 9 a.m.

:ChallengerJ wling
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.

Women's flag football
Coach Rod Johnson of Jacksonville is
looking for ladies interested in competing in a
women's flag football tournament in Canada
in June. Any women ages 18-40 interested in
playing may call Johnson at (904) 949-0934
or e-mail him at jaxljags@aol.com.' Tryouts
will be early March.

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

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.
Kinderstudios, 528 S. Eighth St., offers
yoga for adults. Call 321-2864.
Dome Healing Center, 5024 First Coast
Hwy., offers Sivananda/Amrit style yoga for all
levels and Amrit Yoga Nidra Meditation and


FILE PHOTO
The Old Timers are back in action
Saturday for the annual East-West
grudge match between former high
school football players. The game is at 4
p.m. at Buccaneer Field on Beech Street
in Fernandina Beach. Admission is $2.

Relaxation classes. Call 277-3663 or visit
domehealingcenter.com.
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8,400 or visit www.anytime
fitness.com.
Personal Best Sports. Visit www. Per
sonalBestSports.net 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.

Fitness programs
The Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department has a fitness area at Peck Gym
which includes a weight room with free
weights, selectorized equipment, treadmills
and elliptical machines. Personal training is
also available. Monthly packages include
dietary analysis and food program. Fitness
classes are held Monday and Thursday nights
at Peck Gym. Each class is a full-body work-
out involving free weights, carlo, stretching
and abdominal work. Fee is $3 per class. Call
277-7364.
OutFIT outdoor fitness and conditioning
program is for men and women of all levels to
.get in better shape with whole body exercise
regimens that develop upper and lower body
strength, endurance, core strength, speed
and agility with daily workouts, nutritional
guidance, fitness education. Classes are
Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:45
a.m. or 9 a.m. Also offered are a swim clinic,
running clinic, strength and conditioning class,
core body class, energy class and off-road
trail adventure. Visit www.PersonalBest
Sports.net or call 624-0027.
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite.4
in Yulee, offerg'step and sculpt, strength train-
ing and abs, body sculpt and step aerobics.
Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytimefitness.
com. FitKidz for ages 4-11 is also offered. Call
699-5408 or e-mail reedntoni@aol.com.
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
offers nutritional counseling, personal training,
group fitness and cycling, strength training
and cardio, childcare, juice bar, tanning and
saunas. Visit www.clubl4fitness.com.
The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org.
Programs are also offered in Yulee (call 225-
2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).
Amelia Island Personal Fitness, Amelia
Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416 Lynndale Road,
Suite 100, is a personal training studio dedi-
cated to promoting lifelong health and fitness
through appropriate exercise and nutrition,
focusing on preventing diabetes, cancer and
heart disease and also working with clients
who may have sustained injuries or have had
joint replacements. Call 261-0698 for informa-
tion. The studio is open six days a week.

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
www.rivercityumps.com.

Sailing Club meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club. Social
hour is at 6:30 p.m; the meeting starts at-7:30
p.m. Call Commodore Charlie Steinkamp at
261-5213 or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.


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FLOUNDER


Redfish schooling but still spooky


SUBMITTED
Dallas Hempstead caught this flounder offshore at AH
earlier this month. It weighed six pounds. The floun-
der was caught on fresh squid right next to the boat in
80 feet of water after chasing a small hooked.sea bass
Hempstead had caught.


Drum tourney starts March 6


The annual Nassau Sport
Fishing Association Black
Drum fishing tournament
gets under way with a cap-
tain's meeting at 7 p.m.
March 6 at Ten Acres. Entry
fee is $40 per angler. The.


. tournament runs through
April 19. Leaders & Sinkers
bait and tackle is the official
weigh-in station with scales
opening at 7 a.m. and closing
at 6 p.m. each day. Call Don
Whitman at 321-5090.


T he Inshore Fishing
Association's 2009
Jacksonville Redfish
Tournament will
take place Saturday. A cap-
tain's meeting will be held
today at the Hampton Inn,
4690 Salisbury Road.
Tournament teams can still
register for
the event
prior to the
captain's
meeting. For
information,
call (478)
836-4266.
Redfish
are schooled
ON THE upwhen you
find them
WATER and, in some
cases, there
TERRY are 10-50
.LACOSS redfish in a
school.
However,
many of these winter redfish
schools are very spooky with
a lot of fishing pressure in
recent days by redfish teams
pre-fishing. I predict the team
that wins this weekend's
event will have located a nice
school of three- to seven-
pound redfish nobody has
found.
Offshore fishing continues
to be excellent for red snap-
per and black sea bass. Paul
Gale and his fishing party
boated several nice red snap-
per during a recent offshore
fishing trip. They also hooked
several nice black sea bass
weighing to two pounds.
Don Whitman of Leaders
& Sinkers reports a lot of
small black drums are being
caught weighing to 30
pounds. The annual Nassau
Sport Fishing Association
Black Drum Tournament
gets under way March 6. Call
Whitman at 321-2800 for infor-
mation.
Black bass are beginning
to bed in many of the small,
shallow Northeast Florida
lakes and ponds. Bass fisher-
men report male bass have
moved into the shallows and
are beginning to fan out a
spawning bed for their egg-
laden females. Topwater.
plugs, including the frog-col-
ored "Devil's Horse" and the


PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
Ray Dent, above, visited Amelia Island recently and enjoyed some of the island's best
outdoor sports opportunity, redfishing. Below, Frank Horton is pictured with a puppy
drum he caught next to a deep oysterbar with fresh shrimp.


No. 11 silver Rapala, will take
their share of big bass during
the upcoming weeks.
Famed Northeast Florida
trophy bass guide Jim Allen is
critically ill in St. Vincent's
Medical Center. Please pray
for his speedy recovery.
Tides this weekend will
find a high tide arriving at
Cumberland Sound at 6:13
a.m. and a low tide at 12:30
p.m.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to bjones@fbnews
leader com, mail them to P.O.
Box 766, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035 or drop them by 511
Ash St., Fernandina Beach.
Call Beth Jones at 261-3696.


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in the Family Driven Softball
league. Both teams are loaded
with talent and figure to have
a say in who this league's first-
ever champions will be.
Saturday at the Springhill
Softball Complex, Celebration
Team No. 1 defeated Team
No. 2 by a score of 11-7. The
performance was led by play-
er/coach Chris Spivey, who
went a 3-for-3 at bat.
Leadoff hitter Ryan Jones
went 3-for-4 in team No. l's
victory. Jon Patton went 2-for-
3, including a home runm for
Herman Cook's team No. 2. It
was Patton's second home
run in two games.
In other action, The Bridge
Family Worship Center
rebounded from a season-
opening loss to rout Five
Points Baptist Church 18-2.
Five Points could only gen-


erate six hits on the day.
David Keay led The Bridge,
going 2-for-3 at bat and scor-
ing two runs. Marvin Sloan
led Five Points, batting .500
for the day.
Springhill Baptist Church
continued its winning wAys by
defeating Yulee Baptist
Church 18-6. Pastor Sean
Gossett has yet to record an
out this year, going 5-for-5 at
bat Angela Higgins also went
4-for-4.
Amanda Springer led the
Yulee squad with a 3-for-4 per-
formance and scored two
runs.
Week three will feature a
battle of the undefeated at
11:30 a.m. Saturday as
Celebration Team No. 1,
which possesses a well-bal-
anced combination of hitting
and fielding, taking on a
Springhill team that is posting
the best defense in the league
to date.
All games are played at the
Springhill Softball Complex
on Old Nassauville Road.


Students, ask about the $15
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I ^Remember the silent movies...
before the "talkies" came along?
Of course you don't! But you probably
remember Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds
and Donald O'Conner in the movie version
of Singin'ln The Rain. Set in the 1920's
this delightful musical takes you "backstage"
during a time of big change in the film industry. It is truly
a "feel good" show that wil leave you "Singin' In The Rain".
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FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 20.2009
. NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


Jewel Thieves'


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
Theatergoers looking for a
little mystery mixed in with
their comedy need look no
further than "Jewel
Thieves," a caper comedy opening
tonight at Fernandina Little Theatre.
'The premise of the play is that
Gloria Desmond is an aging actress
who owns the most beautiful neck-
lace in the world the Mandarin
Necklace and someone is here to
steal it, but we don't know who," said
Jackie Eaton, the play's director. "It's
very fast-paced. There's a lot of mis-
direction."
Eaton said directing the play has
been a good experience, both
because of the actors she's working
with and the elaborate set, construct-
ed by set designer Cary Dresser and
furnished with items on loan from C.
Brett Carter Collections, 2166 Sadler
Road, and Absolute Fabrics and
Home, 1027 S. Eighth St. "It's been a
dream. The actors have all been
committed," she said. "We've had
ample time to run the whole show,
and working on a set like this really
puts you in (Gloria Desmond's)
home."
Since the action of the play


Tickets and show
"Jewel Thieves,"
Norman Beim. will p
Femandina Little Th
Beech St., tonight ai
26 and 27, and Marc
7:30 p.m. and March
p.m. The Feb. 26 pe
includes a special M
party at Kofe Hous.
Tickets for all per
are $13.50-$14.50,
able at FLT and The
located in the Publix
center on Sadler Ro
small, intimate that
patrons are advised
tickets early.
Contact FLT at tf
plepc.com or 277-22

revolves around attem
famous necklace, Eato
would need to get a di
of jewelry so she hac
jewelry designer Shar
ate one. "(Lead actress
Carlson) brought Shai
Eaton said. 'When Sha
needed a special neck
she'd love to do it."
In addition to Carls


promises a suspenseful romp

SG Gloria Desmond, is still quite new to
Times a the theater but talented enough to
a comedy by Amake up for her relative lack of stage
lay at experience, Eaton said. 'This is only
eatre, 1014 the third play she's done in her life,"
nd Feb. 21, she said. "I really enjoy her enthusi-
ch 6 and 7 at asm and just the sheer love of what
h 1 at 2:30 she's doing."
rformance Parker, who plays the role of
leet-the-Cast Harold Busby, helped out by step-
.ping in when another actor dropped
rformances out of the show. "Joe came to us a lit-
and are avail- le late. We had cast a new volunteer
UPS Store, who fell off the face of the earth, and
shopping Joe stepped in," Eaton said.
ad. FLT is a Carlson said she's enjoyed play-
er, and ing a diva, and working with a veter-
to purchase an cast. "They're seasoned. Joe's
been in seven plays, and God knows
play@ peo- how many Amelia's been in," she
202. said. "It was nice working with peo-
RYAN SMITH/NEWS-LEADER ple who are so experienced."
Maggie Carlson, left, and Joe Parker rehearse a scene from "Jewel Parker said Eaton's direction has
pts to steal a Thieves," a comedy by Norman Beim. The show opens tonight at helped the cast find their characters.
n knew she Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St. "She's great to work with," he said.
stinctive piece "She's really helped me with my
d professional character development and the tran-
on Stanley cre- person cast includes Joe Parker, an The cast is wonderful. They really sition of coming in late."
s Maggie experienced Amelia Community play together well," she said. "It rtins Parker also predicted that audi-
ron to us," Theatre actor making his FLT debut, the gamut from very experienced ences would enjoy the show. "It's a
aron heard we and FLT veterans Amelia Hart and actors to new talents, but they've lot of fun, a lot of back-and-forth," he
lace, she said Doug McDowell. really meshed. It's made my job as a. said. "It's a good cross between corn-
Eaton said working with the cast director extraordinarily easy." edy and mystery."
on, the four- has been an enjoyable experience. Carlson, who plays retired actress rsmith@fbnewsleadercom


Black museum pieces coming here
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In recognition of Black
History Month, pieces from
The National Great Blacks In
Wax Museum in Baltimore,
Md., will be on exhibit at the
Martin Luther King Jr. Center
in Fernandina Beach
Thursday through Saturday,
Feb. 28.
The museum was founded
by' Drs. Elmer. and Joanne
Martin in 1980. Joanne Martin,
who is the curator of the muse-
um and a native of Yulee, is
happy and excited to be shar-
ing some of the museum's
pieces with her family, friends
and the community of Nassau
County. The exhibit will fea-
ture prominent figures of the
Harlem Renaissance.
The National Great Blacks
In Wax Museum is among the
nation's most dynamic cultur-


al and educational institutions.
Because it is a wax museum
committed solely to the study
and preservation of African-
American history, it is also
among the most unique. It is
the first one of wax in
Baltimore, and the first wax
museum of African-American
history in the nation.
The MLK exhibit will fea-
ture a Florida connection, with
a special emphasis on:
Zora Neale Hurstori,
(1901-60),. author and anthro-
pol6gist, was born in the all-
black Florida. town of


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Eatonville. Her works draw
from her childhood experi-
ences. Her most famous novel,
Their Eyes Were Watching God,
is set in the fictional town of
Eastonville. One can see the
influence of the folk tales and
stories that she heard as a girl.
James Weldon Johnson,
(1871-1938); writer, songwriter,
civil rights leader, diplomat.
Born in Jacksonville, he
served as principal of Stanton
High School and in 1898 was
the first African-American
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WHIMSICAL
ART
Eileen's Art & Antiques on
Centre Street will host a guest
showing of Eric Abraham's
whimsical, unique, hand-crafted
pottery today and Saturday,
when he will be available to dis-
cuss his art forms from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. This is his first
showing in Fernandina Beach.
Abraham, at left with his
work in the Flying Pig Gallery,
has taught at universities for 12
years and is well known in the
Midwest. He has appeared on
the Today show and the Lynette
Jennings Design show. His
work is in many private and
public collections throughout
the United States.
His work is heavily influ-
enced by the 17th and 18th
century.Baroque and Rococo
periods and decorative art
movements.
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FLEA AND TICK SALE
The Nassau Humane Society annual Flea &
'Tick Garage Sale will be held
today and Feb.21 from 7:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the city air-
'. r ^ port hangar.
t C' Shop for bargains in art,
S .ale .antiques. furniture, housewares,
je\\'elry, sporting goods, tools,
toys and other items at this annual
fundraiser. Call Penny with ques-
tions at 277-1152.

CHILI COOK-OFF
Billed as "the i
hottest new food
and charity event,".
the third annual 'b
Amelia Island Chili
Cook-off is set to pit
chefs and wannabe
chefs against each
other for bragging rights in a number of cate-
gories all while benefiting local non-profits and
Amelia Island Montessori.
Scheduled to take place from noon to 4 p.m.
Feb. 21 on South Third Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach. in addition to a variety of
prizes the cook-off will offer the overall winner a


chance to designate prize money to the charity of
their choice. Last year more than $2,000 was
awarded.
The cook'off is open to the public, with a $10
fee for adults and $5 for children if they want to
eat the chili.
For more information, contact Renee Crane at
Amelia Island Montessori at 261-6610. Allison
Dillingham at 277-2612 or Jill Minasi at 206-0058.


FAITH AND SERVICE
Travel back to 1954 t


o meet


the founder of Bethune-
Cookman College in Daytona -
a visionary educator, civil rights
activist and presidential advi-
sor. Bethune, portrayed by
Ersula Knox Odom, shares stories about her life
and accomplishments in "Faith, Scholarship,
Service: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune" on Feb. 23 at
6:30 p.m. at the Peck Center. '
Knox Odom is a writer, performer, and profes-
sional speaker. She holds a theater degree from
Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. Her work has
been featured widely in local publications, as well
as on television and radio programs throughout
the Tampa Bay area. She is author of At Sula s
Feet a collection of her memories about growing
up in a rural area with her grandmother.


The program is free and open to the public.
Contact the Fernandina Branch library at 277-
7365.

WILD GAME DINNER
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.
T Sponsorship levels
S include Friend of FBHS,
$100 dinner only:
is Bronze $400 dinner
for two and special
recognition: Silver, $750 dinner for four and spe-
cial recognition: Gold, $1.500 dinner for eight
and special recognition. For information call the
school at 491-7937 or 261-5713.
The foundation supports academic excellence
at FBHS by providing funding beyond that which
is available from state or local sources.


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FRIDAY. February 20.2009 LEISURE News-Leader


SPECIAL EVENTS

February is Sadie
Hawkins Month at the Just
Friends Club for singles over
age 55. Rules are: ladies
must call a man, adopt him for
the day, tell him their plans
and pick up the check.
Couples are getting togeth-
er to form a card club, take
trips together, beach walk in
groups and cook at home.
Men from Jacksonville,
Ponte Vedra and Kirigsland
and St. Marys, Ga., are visit-
ing Amelia Island this month
for friendships: For more infor-
mation or to register, call
Helepe Scott at 321-1116.
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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.
The evening will feature
the Amelia River Band and
include a catered barbecue
supper and a live auction of
unique items with Aaron
Bean, auctioneer. Tickets are
$50. Attire is island casual.
Call 261-6749. All pro-
ceeds go to the ACT Building
Fund. The new theater is
scheduled to open next fall.
* *
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.
To RSVP or for informa-
tion, contact Connie at (904)
759-0745 or connie@winwin-
nassau.com. Visit winwinnas-
sau.com.

The American Business
Women's Association -
Eight Flags Charter Chapter
will meet at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club on Feb. 26.
Social time begins at 6 p.m.,
with the dinner meeting being
called to order at 6:30 p.m.
This month's speaker is local
author Maggie Carter-deVries.
Dinner is $12 a person and is
payable that evening. Call
Esther Schindler at 491-5790
for information and to RSVP.

Teen BLAST presents -
Teen Jam, a teen game night
for grades six through 12, on
Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the
. Femandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room. There will be snacks,
board games, Guitar Hero,
cards, music, prizes and

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hold its first Health and
Wellness Expo on Feb. 28 at
The Journey Church, 869
Sadler Road. Admission is
free. Tickets are available at
the chamber. For exhibit
space contact Chamber
Membership Director Kelly
Monti at 261-3248 or mem-
bership@aifby.com.
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Faith Christian Academy
presents the Ninth Annual
Father/Daughter Ball from 7-
10 p.m.'Feb. 28 dt the Amelia
Island Plantation Ballroom.
There will be-live music fea-
turing Les DeMerle, profes-
sional photography and hors
d'oeuvres.
Tickets are $85 for father
and daughter and $40 for
each additional daughter.
Price includes a gift bag and
memory book. Tickets are on
sale at Faith Christian
Academy, 96282 Brady Point
Road, Femandina Beach. Call
321-2137.

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 fee for the public
will be $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-mail vemetz-
tal21 @bellsouth.net or
Maybelle Kirkland Brown, Co-
Advisor, at 277-3285.
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Rescuing Animals In
Nassau will hold a
spay/neuter gala, "An
Afffuurrr To Remember," on
March 28 from 6-10 p.m. at
the Woman's Club.
Chef Rick will present a
dinner buffet and DJ Vince
and singer Steffanie Renae
will provide entertainment.
Dress is resort casual. All pro-
ceeds will help fumish RAIN's
-planned low-cost spay/neuter
clinic with equipment. Tickets
are $100 per person or $700
for a table of eight.
Tickets are available at
Bucky's Best Friends Card
and Gift, Bark Avenue Pet
Boutique, Femandina Beach
Animal Clinic, 4-Paws Animal
Clinic and Lofton Creek
Animal Clinic. Or call (904)
879-5861 or e-mail rainhu-


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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., will present a spe-
cial 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
at 5:30 p.m. tonight with
Alton Yates, speaking on inte-
grating Jacksonville
Visit www.ameliamuse-
um.org or call 261-7378.

Local author Annette
McCollough Myers will sign
copies of her book, The
Shrinking Sands ofan African
American Beach (written for
the preservation of Florida's
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Romantic CIlo'
The Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival will present "The Romantic
Cello," featunng internationally
acclaimed pianist Wendy Chen and cel-
list Andres Diaz, al 8 p.m. tonight at the
Amelia Plantation Chapel. The festival's
artistic director and cellist, Chnstopher
Rex, also will perform as well as pre-
view the festival's upcoming 2009 sea-
son.
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.
Surf lineup
The Surf Restaurant & Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave., presents Reggle
Lee from 6 p.m. til late tonight; Gary Lee
Saturday; Gary Keniston from noon to 4
p.m. Sunday and Reggie Lee from 5-9
p.m.; Ace Winn Monday from 5-9 p.m.;
Richard Stratton Tuesday; DJ Roc on
Wednesday; and Gary Keniston on
Thursday. For information call 261-5711.
Acoustic rock
Revolution, an acoustic rock and bal-
lads trio featuring Dave Ferraro, Han
Ramakers and Drew Ferraro, will play
tonight and Feb. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at
Two Guys Sports Pub, 320 S. Eighth
St., Femandina Beach. Call 321-0303.
Karl W.Davis
Tonight from 7:30-9:30 p.m.,
Courtyard Nights at the Florida
Community College Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center presents local
singer/songwriter Karl W. Davis & The
Milkmen, playing soul, funk and blues.
Sponsored by the FCCJ Betty P.
Cook Nassau Center, the News-Leader
and the Nassau County Record,
Courtyard Nights is free and open to the
public. Light refreshments will be avail-
able but individuals may bring their own.
Alcohol is not permitted. Call 548-4400
for information.
Davis is hosting his friends from
France for a tour of the Southeast. The
group will play Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. at the
Green Turtle on South Third Street. For
information call (904) 415-5503.


Plus on Centre Street on Feb.
21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Also
visit www.missmarthashide-
away.com. t

Dr. Johnetta Betsch
Cole, former president of
Spelman and Bennett
Colleges and a descendant of
Anna and Zephaniah
Kingsley, will present the
keynote speech at the 11th
Annual Kingsley Heritage
Celebration on Feb. 21 at 2
p.m. The event will also fea-
ture a musical presentation by
the Edward Waters College
Choir, a historically black col-
lege in Jacksonville.
For more information, call
(904) 251-3537, or go to
www.nps.gov/timu.

FILM/THEATER


Alhambra Dinner Theatre
b presents "Singin' in the
Rair" through April 5.
Performances are Tuesday
through Sunday evening, with
matinees Saturday and
Sunday.
"Singin' in the Rain" tells
the classic story of the MGM
musical about Hollywood in
the 1920's when silent pic-
tures gave way to the
"talkies." For reservations and
information, call (904) 641-
1212 or visit www.alham-
bradinnertheatre.com.

Fernandina Little Theatre
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concert featuring local talent
singing their favorite songs,
directed by Erin DuFault and
Kate Hart. Needed are eight
to 12 performers as well as
crew and staff.
Auditions will be held at
FLT, 1014 Beech St., on Feb.
21 at 1:30 p.m. Rehearsals
begin Feb. 24, 1-2 nights a
week and Saturdays (times
TBA). Four performances are
scheduled for March 20, 21
and 22. For information e-mail
fltbiz@peoplepc.com.

Auditions for the court-
room drama "Nuts" will be
held at Amelia Community
Theatre at 2 p.m. on March
1 and 7 p.m. on March 4 at
209 Cedar St.
Six men and three women
are needed for the cast.
Rehearsals begin in late
March, with performances
between May 15-30. Ron
Kurtz will direct, with Jane
McAdams as producer for the
show. "Nuts," written by Tom '
Topor, was a hit on Broadway
and was made into a movie
starring Barbra Streisand in
the role of Claudia, a woman
who goes to court to fight for
her right to stand trial for
manslaughter, rather than be
committed to a mental institu-
tion.
Check www.ameliacom-
munitytheatre.org for com-
plete character descriptions or
call the theater at 261-6749
for more information. Those
interested in offstage crews
are encouraged to attend.

"Remarkable Power!" -
an award-winning, cutting
edge comedy starring such
notables as Kevin Nealon,
Tom Arnold, Nora Zehetner,
Kip Parude, Dul6 Hill and
Christopher Titus will headline
the Independent Film Series
being presented by Carmike
Cinemas March 2-7.
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Bar Association.
9} Bessie Coleman, (1896-
1926), pioneer aviator. She was
nicknamed "Queen Beso"
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stunts she performed in air
t 5 3 Ashows. She refused to appear
before segregated audiences
and once delayed her appear-
ance in an Orlando show until
Other aviators dropped notices
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welcome to attend. Coleman
was killed when the controls
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S* was rehearsing for a benefit
show in Jacksonville. She is one
of the few women featured in
the Black Heritage postage
stamp series.
Howard Rollins, actor and
Oscar nominee, lived and prac-
ticed his acting craft in


Frisky Mermaid
"Singer-Songwriters In The Round"
with Robert Sanders, Bill Kaman, Joey
Daddario and Jeanie Scheff will be at
the Frisky Mermaid at the Florida House
Inn, 22 S. Third St., from 8:30-11 p.m.
Feb. 21. The evening's program is pat-
terned after the "Singer-Songwriters In
The Round" format popularized in
Nashville clubs. Performers take turns
playing original songs in an intimate,
cozy setting in front of a quiet audience
that appreciates listening to original
music. Call 261-3300.
Farmers Market music
Feb. 21 from 9:15-11:30 a.m. enjoy
music while you shop at the Femandina
Farmers Market, comer of Seventh and
Centre streets downtown.
Joey & Jeanie (singer-songwriters
Joey Daddario and Jeanie Scheff) play
at the far end of the market. Singer-
songwriter Mac McClelland (Hickory
Wind) plays near the entrance. Ask
about Daddario's new 21-song, CD
available for purchase.
Sunday Musicale
Amelia Arts Academy presents the
fourth performance in its Sunday
Musicale series, "The View From The
Piano," a one-man show written and
performed by composer and playwright
Richard Wolf.
Humor, mishaps, celebrities, and the
not-so-celebrated are all a part of "The
View From The Piano." The play is filled
with stories that recall his more than 30
years playing piano in various bars,
restaurants, clubs, private parties and
theater venues in New York City while at
the same time continuing to strive for his
"big showbiz break." It's an up and
down ride filled with the stuff in anyone's
life that makes up the sum of us all. '
The performance will be held in a pri-
vate home in Amelia Park. Ticket hold-
ers will be treated to a social hour with
wine and hors d'ouvres along with an
opportunity to meet and mingle with the
artist. tickets are $40 eadh and avail-
able by calling Amelia Arts Academy at
277-1225.
Musicworkshop
The Florida House Inn on South


and around Los Angeles
whose lives are intertwined
after a late-night talk-show
host, played by Nealon, con-
cocts an elaborate stunt to
save his canceled show, with
comedy, mystery, murder and
mayhem ensuing.
The movie has played at
more than 20 international film
festivals, and marks the fea-
ture debut for writer/director
Brandon Beckner.
The Independent Film
Series will run for 12 weeks at
the Carmike Cinemas, Amelia
Island 7 located at 1132 South
14th Street, Fernandina
Beach. For more information
visit http://independentfilm-
series.com.

Amelia Community '
Theatre presents
"Incorruptible," a dark com-
edy about the Dark Ages, in
March.
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-
28and 2 p.m. on March 22.
Tickets are $16 adults, $10
students.
Call 261-6749. Box office
hours are 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday at 209 Cedar St.

AlRT/GALERIES

Watercolor workshops
continue for all levels with
William Maurer every
Thursday from.2:30-5 p.m. at
the Amelia Arts Academy. Call
261-8276.
Also, enjoy learning to
"sketch" with pencil downtown
every Thursday from 9:30
a.m.-noon with Maurer. Meet
at Amelia Island Coffee Shop
and enjoy plein air sketching
about town.
Call 261-8276.


Jacksonville for several years.
Exhibit tours will be avail-
able Feb. 26 and 27 from 9 a.m.-
8 p.m. and Feb. 28 from 9 a.m.-
5 p.m. Admission is $5 adults
and $3 for students ages 4 to 18
(with valid student ID).
Children 3 and under are free.
Group tours are encouraged.
Proceeds from the exhibit
will benefit the Dare 2 Dream
Tour 2009, which gives youths
in the community an opportu-
nity to travel and visit signifi-
cant historical, cultural and edu-
cational venues. The tour this
year will journey to Atlanta and
visit the MLK historical sites,
Georgia Aquarium and several
colleges in the Atlanta area.
For information about the
exhibit or tour contact Pamela
Albertie at 583-8466. For more
information about the National
Great Blacks In Wax Museum,
visit www.ngbiwm.com.


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 students. For information call 261-
3300 or email innkeepers@ flondahou-
seinn.com. For more information on
Star, visit www.OrnnStar.com.
Bluegrass guitarists have developed
some of the most potent and interesting
rhythm moves ever heard-but they are
seldom 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
Fernandina Business Association pres-
ents Sounds on Centre, free community
concerts from 6-8 p.m. the first Friday of
the month on 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 con-
cert is March 6.
Pops concert package
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 con-
cert tickets to Ben Vereen Sings
Sammyl on March 13. Contact Ted
Preston at 277-6618 for reservations or
information.
Karaoke
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 Stnker's Bowling
Center on Saturdays from 9 p.m.-close
and at the Palace Saloon on
Wednesday and Sundays from 10
p.m.-1 a.m.


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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS
101 Card of Thanks
102 Lost & Found
103 In Memoriam
104 Personals
105 Public Notice
106 Happy Card
107 Special Occasion
108 Gift Shops
200 EMPLOYMENT
201 Help Wanted
202 Sales-Business
203 Hotel/Restaurant


204 Work Wanted
205 Live-in Help
206 Child Care
207 Business Opportunity
300 EDUCATION
301 Schools & Instruction
302 Diet/Exercise
303 Hobbies/Crafts
305 Tutoring
306 Lessor, Clas:e-
400 FINANCIAL
401 rlortga.ge Bougrt/Sol.,
402 Stocks , Bonds


403 Financial-Home/Property
404 Money To Loan
500 FARM & ANIMAL
501 Equipment
502 Livestock & Supplies
503 Pets/Supplies
504 Services
600 MERCHANDISE
6c01 Garags Sales
602 Xrt.cle f,.or Sale
603 I.1cellraneous
604 B .,'iUles
605 Corrputers-Suopilies


Photo Equipment & Sales
Antiques-Collectibles
Produce
Appliances
Air Conditioners/Heaters
Hbme Furnishings
.MusC',iil in:t rumcts, -,
TelI..Ilion.ftad,. JS.rrc
Jeeslr. l wai:r.: .
Buia.rig I ate risi_
Sr[:,raes, Wvareh.,,u"e ,
r.rachn-r, -Tooni- tu'Op
OuCt ..r,.


619 Business Equipment
620 Coal-Wood-Fuel
621 Garden/Lawn Equipment
622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer
623 Swap/Trade
624 Wanted to Buy
625 Free Items
700 RECREATION
701 boats & Tradiera
702 Bc.at Supipl, ie t,'lo a.
703 Sport-. E.u:,,T, ent 5S '
704 ,,-,re t,.'-, .emcli,-
705 i,:.mnuters & Supihe


800 REAL ESTATE
801 Wanted to Buy or Rent
802 Mobile Homes
803 Mobile Home Lots
804 Amelia Island Homes
805 Beaches
806 Waterfronn
807 Condc.minimua
808 Off Islanod 'ulee
809 Lots
810 Farms 8. Acreage
511 ComTimer:ial Retal
S12 Property E'crange


Investment Property
West Nassau County
KRngsiana, St. Marys
Carr.men County
Other Areas
RENTALS
Roommate Wanted
Mroblle Homes
rMODile Home Lots
Room
Apartmens- Furnished
Apartments-Unfurr,
Conrao's-Furni, sed


Condos-Unfurnished
Homes-Furnished
Homes-Unfurnished
Vacation Rentals
Bed & Breakfast
Office
Commercial, Petal
Warenouse
TRANSPORTATION
AutomobDles
Trucks
vans
M.otorce, cla
Commercial


THE NEWS-LEADER SERVICE DIRECTORY Is LOCATED ON PAGE 3B


S 102 Lost & Found 1
$500 REWARD Lost brown & black
male tabby cat, declawed. Answers to
"Baby". Lost around neighborhood
behind Rec Center. (904)535-8391
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
HELP FIND PART OF MY FAMILY! -
Missing since 12/23, our male black &
white Boston Terrier needs medicine.
Greatly Missed! REWARD! (904)277-
8043 or (904)556-9663

105 Public Notice

All Real Estate Advertised
Herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
if you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD .1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-
9275.


201 Help Wanted |
Management .
PT/FT Sales
Hibbett Sports is opening soon in Yu-
lee. Send resumes ATTN DM: 3630 SW
Archer Rd., Gainesville, FL 32608 or
e-mail to Jason.Hutson@hlbbett.com.
Hibbett Sports conducts drug testing.
www.hibbett.com
EARN EXTRA INCOME mailing
brochures. Weekly pay check! Free 24
hour information. (877)220-4470. ANF
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS -
for Assistant Managers & Shift Super-
visors at KFC Yulee, Fernandina Beach,
& Jacksonville, FL. Apply in person at
location or call (904)874-4504 or fax
resumes to (904)725-8017.
HVAC Tech Training Get to work!
Avg tech earns $40K/yr. No exp
needed. EPA & OSHA certified 3-5 wks.
Local job placement & financing avail.
(877)994-9904. .ANF
PART-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT -
Must be organized, experienced, &
have excellent computer skills. Fax
resume to Barnabas at 277-2984.
BARISTAS & SERVERS
Espressos Cafs, Amelia Island
SUpscale Tuscan Style Cafe
Fax Resume To (904)491-9810


201 Help Wanted
CAREER DISTURBED?
Learn to operate a Mini-Office Outlet
from home. Free online training.
Flexible hours, great income.
www.freedom-compass.com
TEACHERS NEEDED at both Step by
Step Learning Centers for 3 year old &
4 year VPK rooms. Apply in person
please, 1986 Citrona Dr. or 95734
Amelia Concourse.
COSMETOLOGIST NEEDED at THE
NEW U HAIR SALON. 1st wk free.
$100/wk 1st mo. Booth rent only. Cli-
entele preferred w/walk-ins avail. Call
Heidi for a confidential appt. 277-2767
COMBINATION PIPE WELDERS, TIG
& STICK 5" pipe w/750 mm wall,
willing to travel, outstanding pay.
(904)726-5661
TALENT CALL Seeking part-time
help calling live bingo games online.
Must be 18 years or older. Email:
support@svcllve.cdm to schedule
phone interview.
SECURITY-RECREATION
FACILITY ATTENDANT
Part-time temp position in in Yulee, west
of 1-95. Beginning 5/1/09 ending
9/7/09. Responsible for access control
of the pool and enforcing the recrea-
tion facility rules. Hours 10-6 Fri, Sat,
Sun every other weekend. Fax resume
to Kristie Garczynski @ (904)998-5366
or email krlstie@firstcoastam.com


Lu i i
ah1. 1 iF" cd -:..Al . pa. IFu'
board coLr, oucdool bar, 2 boat hcs, 1
and 280 feet of water frontage.
* Fully Furnished 5BR/4.5BA Single-Family Home
* Over 3,000 sq. ft. of Outdoor Living Space
'.Only 25 Miles from Key West


GRAND ESTATES
ACTION COMPANY'
call for a FREE color brochure
800-552-8120


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201 Help Wanted I
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
NOW AVAILABLE! 2009 Post Office
jobs. $18-$20/hr. No experience. Paid
training. Fed. benefits. Vacations. Call
(800)910-9941 today! Ref#FL08. ANF
$600/WK. POTENTIAL$$$ helping
the government PT. No experience. No
selling. Call (888)213-5225. Ad Code:
M. ANF






is seeking
the following positions:

*MAINTENANCE

FRONT DESK

HOUSEKEEPING


Come join our
enthusiastic family,
where we will know your name.
Background check required

fax resume= to
(904) 277-1839 or e-mail:
mlriordan@bellsouth.net

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE


I 04 Work Wanted I
HOME REPAIRS All types of home
repair & improvements, mobile homes
also. Dependable service. Licensed,
bonded, & insured. Call Mark Bullington
at (904)277-8780.
HELP FOR INDEPENDENT-LIVING
SENIORS Will gladly drive, run
errands, make calls for appointments,
prepare meals, small chores, etc. Call
583-1171 for more information.
WE BUY JUNK CARS & HEAVY
EQUIPMENT We'll pick up. (904)
879-1535 or (904)237-5293


I 204 Work Wanted |
TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
Rent tractor, or tractor with operator.
(904)491-4383
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
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL
CLEANING Call for appointment &
free estimate: Glenda (904)206-1217
or Carrie (904)206-3502.


VI1 : Ig'] f, 44I 1 I Avandia" is linked to arg increased risk of:
Stroke Heart Attack Sudden Death
If you or a loved one suffered serious side effects or died after using Avandia,
call Martinez, Manglardi, ,... r,.l. Tejedor at 1-800-657-7301.
I ']I tt: I l l I 1l 1 If you or a loved one received notice of the recall for
Digitek*, you may have suffered from digitalis toxicity. Side effects include:'
Abnormally Slow Heart Rate Cardiac Instability Death
If you have suffered serious side effects after using Digitek, call 1-800-657-7301.
S l I = Fosamahas been linked to a very
serious jaw bone disease known as osteonecrosis of the the jaw (ONJ) or dead jaw."
Symptoms of ONJ include exposed bone, loosening of teeth, and severe Infections.
If you have suffered any of these serious side effects, call 1-800-657-7301.

A dye used with some MRI and MRA scans is linked to a serious disorder called
Nephrogenic Systemid Fibrosis or NSF Symptoms of NSF include thickening or
tightness of skin, joint pain, difficulty walking, and skin sores. If you have
suffered symptoms of NSF after an MRI or MRA scan, call 1-800-657-7301.

.11f you or a loved one had heart surgery and experienced kidney failure or a
stroke during, or after surgery, you may have-a medical claim. Call
Martinez: Manglardi. Diez-Arguelies & Tejedor toll free at 1-800-657-7301.
Martinez, Manglardi, Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor
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SLawyers at Martinez Manglardi Diez-Arguelles & Tejedor PA are LAWYER
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Custom Bathrooms
specializing in KERDI
Waterproof Shower Systems
Custom Tile Heated Floors
We Do It Right The First Time
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
L 321-0540
Cell 557-8257



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HONEY DO'S CLEANING
& HANDYMAN SERVICE
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Licensed. Bonded & Insured
Homes Condo's Rentals Offices
We Do Windows
Inside & Out Cleaning
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HOMES CONDOS OFFICES



CLEANING SERVICE
Residential / Commercial
Licensed Bonded Insured
Member AIFB Chamber
FREE ESTIMATES
904-491-1971* Cell: 904-742-8430
E-mail: justforyouserv@aolcom


dIV TIME

Window & House

Cleaning
(904) 583-6331

CONCRETE I


NICK ISABELLA, INC
Color and Stamped Patios,
Driveways, Sidewalks, Slabs
Now doing Regular Concrete
and Stamped Concrete -
261-3565 REASONABLE ESTIMATES
LICENSE #694











Duval Cornrete
Tear out and replace
driveways, sidewalks,
& patios.
licensed & Insured









State Reg. Building Contractor
40 Years Experience
Licensed Insured
Stat .6LicensedRB0055959
CORRGES ROOM ADDITIONS
NEW HOMES
QUALITY GUARANTEED

2-Car Garages
'6,495"0 f
24 ,24 W ily .
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CONSTRUCTION


AMELIA

ISLAND

GUTTERS

.- When It Rains
Be Prepared.

6" Seamless
Aluminum Gutters
Now Accepting Major Credit Cards

LICENSED & INSURED Lowell & Renee Duster

(904) 261-1940


GARAGE DOOR &
OPERATOR SYSTEMS
Steven Hair Maintenance, In. ,
"The local uy"' since 198L
Quit Paying Too Much!
* Operalr or door replacements Transmitter replacement
* Broken springs Stripped gears
*Cables bSeice tor all makes & models
904-277-2086

HOME IMPROVEMENT


Manley's
Handyman
Maintenance
Siding.
Decks
Ceramic Tile
Painting
Framing
New Homes
Additions
Over 30 Years Experience
Manley Deloach
904-491-8449
License CBC 1t254290
Certified Building
Contractor


"4ightTre F1
Repair* Rebuild Remodel
Specializing in Hardie Board Siding
Tile Work Hardwood Floors' Doors
Windows Custom Decks Cuslom Trim
Crown Moulding
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Licensed & Insured,
321-0540 557-8257
Serving Nassau County since 2003

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


HOME IMPROVEMENT


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CanfieldK@Bellsouth.net
Cell: 904-206-0005
License Bonded Fax: 904-261-7601


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BOOKCASES TRIM CARPENTRY
RONE REPAIRS REMODELING
HANDYMAN SERVICES
LICENSED INSURED
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LAWN MAINTENANCE


Amlelia Islad

Qidaseapes

Co Nmercial & Residential
Lawn Maintenance
Landscaping & Sod Work
I alton Systems & Repair
Pressure Washing
No Job to Big or Small
Licensed and Insured
MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
"1 Y~'s c.-tS.i-., Anie3 Ist and'

491-5757


Florida Gardener
Landscape Management, Inc.
Residential, Commercial, Associations
LAWN MAINTENANCE
Mowing, trimming, edging, blowing
Pruning & weeding
LANDSCAPING
Mulch and pinestraw
Flower beds and plantings
Sod installs and replacement
SPRINKLER SYSTEM EXPERTS
Installations
Tune-ups and maintenance plans
Repairs and valve locating
Call today for your free estimate
(904) 753-1537
Licensed & Insured


MOBILE DETAILING

Wendell's
MNobile Detailing
Auto & 'Marine
25 years experience
Satisfaction
Guaranteed

(904) 468 0397


NEW & USED CARS ROOFING I


CHEVROLET BUICK
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QUALITY PAINTING, INC.,
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LICENSED BONDED INSURED
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AFFORDABLE PRICES
*SERVING NASSAU COUNTY SINCE 1997
*CALL TODAY FOR YOUR
FREE ESTIMATE
Marc Lawing Owner/Operator


PLUMBING


A-lildeuea Idelit
Plumbing Inc.
(9Q4)548-0339
EMERGENCY STOPPAGE
(904) 838-9899
All sewer stoppages
$99." with a 90 day guarantee.
Video sewage inspections are also
available and schedule maintenance.
aindependentplumn@bolsoutth.net


PRESSURE WASHING


PRESSURE WASHING
RAY O'ROURKE
Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways etc.
Roofs
Wood Decks Cleaned & Resealed
FREE ESTIMATES
261-4353


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SYSTEMS

"Re-Roofing Is Our Specialty"
k Nassau County's Largest
Roofing & Siding Contractor
7 Serving Satisfied
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Since 1993
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Tree Service
Stump Grinding
Tree Trimming
Takedown
Gutters Cleaned
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Display overusiny-Mea0line for UJffd7USZM'9 is 3 p.m. Friday

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Display Rdvertising deadline for Friday is 3 p.m. Tuesday

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A Broker
Cell (904) 556-9140
phil@acrfl.com

608S. S8th Street Andy Yamhure
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 Broker
(904) 261-2770 Cell (904) 206-3191
ACRFL.COM andy@acrfl.com
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES


John Hartrich
Broker Associate

Cell: (904) 206-0817
- johnhartrich@bellsouth.net

303 Cenlre St.. Sutle 102
Fernandi Beacn FL 32034


IV Professional Group


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fessional. Approx. 1,540 sf. Includes five offices, reception
area, and kitchen. Two blocks to the Atlantic Ocean. Zoned
C-1.Purchase $535,000 or, Lease $1,800/month


608 S. 8th Street
Fenandina Beach, Fl 32034
(904) 261-2770
ACRFL.COM


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Broker
Cell (904)556-9140
phil@acrfl.com

Andy Yamhure
Broker
Cell (904)206-3191
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IEPOYET


I 207 Business
Opportunities
NEED A JOB? Sell AVON PT/FT. Call
Brenda 321-1295 or 545-1136.
PROFITABLE CARD, GIFT & PARTY
STORE for sale after eleven successful
years. Asking $135K. Great location.
Owner finance. Call 557-5007 Iv msg.
100% RECESSION PROOF Do you
earn $800 in a day? 25 local machines
& candy $9,995. (888)629-9968
BO02000033. Call us: We will not be
undersold! ANF




I 301 Schools &
Instruction
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
high paying Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved program. Finan-
cial aid if qualified Housing available.
Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance
(888)349-5387. ANF
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
computers, criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (866)858-
2121, wwwCenturaOnline.com. ANF


Post Office Now Hiring Avg pay
$20/hr or $57K/yr including Federal
Benefits & OT. Placed by adSource, not
affiliated w/USPS who hires. Call (86,6)
713-4492. ANF

306 Lessons/Classes
PRIVATE GUITAR INSTRUCTION -
beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.
BRIDGE CLASS for beginners. For
details call (904)261-5380.




503 Pets/Supplies I
CKC REGISTERED TINY TOY
POODLES 4 males, light silver. 1
female, apricot & black. $350-$500.
(904)225-9700
(4) PUPPIES to good homes.
Schnauzer & Terrier mix. Parents, also.
Please call (904)5,48-0067.
CHORKIES Part Chihuahua/Yorkshire
Terriers. No shots or papers. 5 males,
1 female. $200/ea. (904)277-3892
BICHON FRISE PUPPIES -
Registered, 7 wks old, all shots.
Females $500. Males $400. (904)845-
3875




DON'T LITTER
{ Spay or Neuter


COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES


FRI. & SAT. 8am-? AIA at Bailey
Rd., in back parking lot. Pottery Barn-
crib & Pottery Barn bedding, kid's
clothing & toys, household items, tools,
houseware.
PENNY PINCHERS & TREASURE
HUNTERS Books, art, linens, jeans
$1, knick-Knacks, surprises. Sat., 8am-
? 125 S. 6th St.


I 03 Pets/Supplies I
PERSIAN/MANX MIX KITTENS -
Free to good home. (904)225-9940




S 601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE Living room & bed-
room furniture, clothes, lawn furniture,
misc. items, etc. 2805 Ocean Dr., off
First Ave. Fri. & Sat., 9am-lpm.
GRAND OPENING! Furniture
consignment boutique located at the
Pelican Palms shops next to Redbones.
Open Saturdays from 10:00AM -
4:00PM. (904)415-2989.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat.
2/21, 9am-lpm. 1511 S. Fletcher.
Outdoor Tropitone patio furniture,
children's clothes, household goods,
books, toys, crib, & much, much more.
GARAGE SALE 96434 Nassau Lakes
Cir. Sat. 2/21, 8-12. ALL NAME BRAND
ITEMS in EXCELLENT COND: Golf
Clubs, Baby Girl Clothes (6-12), Boy
Clothes (2T-3T), Jumperoo, Exer-
saucer, Bouncy Chair, Leap Frog Activ-
ity Table, pack n play & tons of toys.
YARD SALE Furniture, sofas, chairs,
wood dinette, cedar closet, side tables,
books, & misc. 2809 Magnolia Woods
Ct., in Beachwalk off Jasmine. (904)
277-0859. Fri. & Sat., 8am-2pm.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat.
2/21, 8am-12pm. Corner of Beech &
Second St. Kids & adult clothes, toys,
kitchen & household items, & furniture,
SAT. 2/21 2802 Island Plantation Dr:
8am-11am. No Early Birds. Weather
permitting. Antique chairs, electronics,
and other household items.
SAT. 2/21 9am-lpm. Furniture,
bric-a-brac, assorted cookbooks, home
decor, odds & ends, very few antiques.
Low prices. 1420 Atlantic Ave.
YARD SALE Sat., 9am-? 86359
Augustus Ave. (Cartesian Point). Baby,
women's, teen's, & kid's clothes.
Decorative items, furniture, Ipts of
plants & palm trees. Everything must
go. (904)415-2715
3-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat. 2/21,
8am-? 1712 Inverness Rd. (Lakewood
subdivision).
MOVING-IN GARAGE SALE -
Furniture, clothing, and stuff. Sat.
2/20, 9am-lpm. 5333 Florence Point
Dr., Fernandina Beach.

NASSAU HUMANE SOCIETY'S
ANNUAL FLEA & TICK SALE
GARAGE SALE
Fri. 2/20, 7:30am-3:30pm
Sat. 2/21, 7:30am-3:30pm
Fernandina Beach Airport
(off Amelia Island Pkwy.)
This sale just keeps getting bigger &
better. Come out & shop to help the
homeless animals at the shelter.
Plenty of household items, antiques,
art, books, furniture, TV's, jewelry,
thousands of items...Something for
everyone! Bring money to spend!
ESTATE SALE 2219 S. Fletcher.Ave.
Fri. 2/20 & Sat. 2/21, 8am-2pm.
Furniture & more.











FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 20.2009 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 3


1 601 Garage Sales I
YARD SALE E r 8.t 2p.-T. 1985I
Pine Dr., across from 5 Points Baptist
Church.

1602 Articles for Sale
GE Dbl Wall Oven, Jennair cook-top,
compactor, GE microwave/conv-ection
combo, jacuzzi tub, Kenmore d/w. Best
offer. Must sell, (904)321-4191.
22" RIMS, side-by-side refrigerator,
bookcases, beautiful piano, oak hutch,
assorted furniture. Call (904)261-5345
or 753-3136.

1 603 Miscellaneous I
Donate Your Vehicle Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Foundation. Free mammograms, breast
cancer info www.ubcf.info. Free towing,
tax deductible, non-runners accepted.
an 46.'8.-964 rAF

610 Air Conditioners |
/Heating

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

1615 Building MaterialsI
METAL ROOFING 40 yr warranty.
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in stock, wall accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf
Coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335.
www.GulfCoastSupDlv.com. ANF ,
STEEL BLDG SALE Low as $3.89/sf,
Comm'l 30 yr warr. Church Family Life
Centers, Garages, 'Warehouses, Mini-
Storage. Factory erection. Field service
from our rep. (800)720-6857. ANF




701 Boats & Trailers
16'9" BOSTON WHALER w/70hp
Mercury Force motor & trailer. $2,500.
(904)261-7060
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

702 Boat Supplies/ I
Dockage
60 FT. DEEP WATER DOCK FOR
RENT & boat lift. Located Nassau
River. (904)703-4265





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
FSBO IN YULEE (Wilson Neck area).
Fenced 1.25 acres w/mature trees, 3/2
2002 Skyline DW, 1920 sq. ft., on
permanent block foundation, 16x24
screened back porch, 12x16 open front
porch, 12x20 utility shed, and carport.
All kitchen appliances and ceiling fans
included. Current appraisal and survey.
owner motivated $140,000. Serious
.inquiries only. Please call 225-9112.

1 804 Amelia Island Homes I
OPEN HOUSE Feb. 21/22, noon-
6pm. Charming older 3BR, cent. AC,
hardwood floors, new appliances.
Appraised $200K. Now at $185,000!
724 S. 6th. (904)583-5205

805 Beaches
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY,
Visit www.OceanfroitAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261:8870.
OCEAN VIEW S. Fletcher near golf
club,' 3BR/.2.5BA, bright open floor
plan. Price reduceduced. $546,000. (904)
261-9874 or (434)996-4037

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

1810 Farms & Acreagej
FOR SALE Approx. 180 acres. Great
hunting: Near Folkston, GA. Will divide.
As low as $3200 per acre. Lynn Murray
(912)276-0558

S 813 Investment Property


UNBELIEVABLE DEAL 5.82 ac., all
separate parcels, 5 total, with mobile
homes. Great investment. Make offer,
owner motivated. Gay Browne, Watson
Real Estate Corp. (904)703-4265

817 Other Areas
Now Is The Time to buy Tenn. lake
property. 4 seasons, no state income
tax. Lakeside Redlty (888)291-5253,
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com. ANF


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1851 Roommate Wanted
FEMALE ROOMMATE WANTED
Blackrock. $400/mo. Must be employ-
ed and like dogs. Call 753-2457.

S 852 Mobile Homes
NICE SINGLEWIDE 2BR/1 shower, 1
acre, front porch, quiet n'hood, Wilson
Neck. $650/mo. + $650 dep.
Application, lease (negotiable). 225-
2463
13126 EAST PATE RD. 3/2 DW, 2
sheds, carport, carport, fenced yard.
$750/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
(904)277-0006.
BLACKROCK AREA 2 trailers for rent
in small trailer park. $600 for one,
$550 for other. $500 deposit. Call
(904)261-6486.
2 & 3BR MOBILE HOMES & lots for
rent. Furnished & unfurnished, $500-
$725/mo. Units available in Hilliard &
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.
2BR/1.5BA SWMH Large lot on
lake. All appliances including W/D.
$700/mo. + deposit. (904)277-7132

1 854 Rooms I
ROOM FOR RENT in my Christian
home for elderly person who needs
assisted help. CNA licensed. Please call
(904)225-2880.

855 Apartments
Furnished
At Beach Sm eff. $145/wk. 1BR
$195/wk. + dep, utils incl. On Island -
1-2BR MH's in park $165/wk. or
$660/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034.
1BR APT. FULLY FURNISHED A.I.,
gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. $1050. No smoking. (904)
206-1071 or 321-4262

856 Apartments
Unfurnished

CALL ABOUT OUR MOVE-IN
SPECIALS Up to one month free.
Gated community. The Palms at Amelia
(904) 277-1983.
SMALL 1BR at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
included. References, deposit required.
$650/mo. (904)335-1665
OCEAN VIEW 2BR No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $650/mo. + deposit. 1/2 off
1st month. (904)716-0579
3BR/2BA Top floor of duplex, 1
block from ocean, large deck, washer &
dryer. Very nice. $1025/mo. + deposit.
583-0095
ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED 900 sq.
ft. Studio. CH&A, 10' ceiling, laundry
room, Ig. kit., on island. Tasteful and
clean. $750/mo. (904)277-7031
835 ELLEN ST. (off Tarpon). 2BR/
1.5BA TH. Close to beach. $875/mo.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-
0006'
1BR, GREAT LOCATION $600/mo.
+ deposit. Utilities & cable included. No
smoking. (904)277-2759,
GARAGE APT. DOWNTOWN 1BR,
clean ,& bright. Big wood deck under
the trees! Laundry h/u, CH&A. Go look!
322 N. 3rd St. $595/mo. 261-6846
OCEANVIEW 3BR/1BA luxury
duplex, tile throughout, central A/C,
alarm, W/D, deck. 927 N. Fletcher.
$995/mo. + dep. (904)386-1005


856 Apartments
Unfurnished
ACROSS FROM OCEAN Downstairs
duplex, 2BR/1.5BA, ceiling fans,
dishwasher, W/D hookups. $850/mo.
57 S. Fletcher Ave. (904)277-7622
HISTORIC DISTRICT 1BR APT. -
Efficiency kitchen. $550/mo incl. utili-
ties + deposit. No smoking. Service
animals only. 277-2763 or 583-0862

1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS for
rent starting at $625. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at www.atcdevelooment.com.

857 Condos-Furnished4
2BR/1BA partially furnished condo
1/2 block from beach. $100/mo.
Utilities not included. Small pets OK.
Community pool, tennis court,
playground. (904)415-6078
3BR/2BA MARINERS WALK
2BR/2BA HARRISON COVE
6 month lease & more.
AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129
Furnished Oceanview Condo
for Rent
2BR, beautiful hardwood & ceramic tile
floors, all new appliances incl flat-
screened TV. $750/month. 904-277-
3050.
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION 1BR
FULLY FURNISHED CONDO Utilities
included. $1175/mo. Call Terri at (904)
261-4743.

1858 Condos-Unfurnishedl
IBR/1BA-a't Amelia Lakes. Tile floors,
Plantation shutters, view of lake.
Tennis courts, pool, & fitness center.
$700/mo. + sec. dep. (904)742-4649
2/2 STARTING AT $800 & 3/2
starting at $900. 1st month rent free.
Pay Security Deposit and MI., Gated
community with 'heated pooi. Call
(904)277-1983.
LUXURY CONDO 3BR/2BA. 'Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in
special, RTO. $975/mo. (904)251-9525
A,.P. 2BR/2BA, Fairway Oaks.
Upgraded kitchen & bathrooms. Wood
bllids. $1350/mo. (904)753-4267
CONDO FOR RENT 3BR/2BA. Corner
ground floor. Small complex, ameni-
ties, gated. Central location on the is-
land near medical facilities. 556-6853.
2BR/1.SBA CONDO 1.5 blocks from
beach. Completely remodeled, ameni-
ties incl. $900/mo. + sec dep. (912)
269-3960.
3BR/2.5BA 1700SF TOWNHOUSE -
1-car garage, 1/4 ml from beach, 2 yrs
old, SS, granite countertops. $1200/
mo. + sec. dep. (904)294-1587
STUNNING CONDO 1BR/1BR/IBA in
Amelia Lakes. Gated, gym, on lake.
$725/mo. Negotiable terms. Call (949)
300-5648.
OCEANVIEW TOWNHOME Recently
renovated 2BR/1.5BA w/patio, new
appliances, W/D. $1000/mo. 833 A
Tarpon Ave. (904)206-0817
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA upstairs
unit, lots of amenities, gated, W/D
hookup. $650/mo. + deposit. 1/2 off
,1st month. (904)716-0579

S859 Homes-Furnished I
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE 3BR/
2BA, gar., furn., gated comm., pool, 5
mins to beach. $600/wk. or $2000/mo.
ind utils. 261-6204, 206-0035


FIRE ?ALEPECiLL'

5 Lots Reduced $100,000 each
Attn: Retires planning to build later in Florida,
Investors, Builders or New Home Owners
3 blocks-from the Ocean
Some of the best lots on Amelia Island, off Simmons Road
No flood zone
SBeautiful trees & topography
*Located on secluded cul-de-sac: Robert Oliver Ave. Egan's Landings
No specified time to build
REDUCED FROM $275K to $175K
Pick the best 1 out of 5 lots
Architect's will admire the oversized lots 113'xl150' O
Think I'll let that native land agent be my guide."

CURTISS H. LASSERRE E
304 SR 2001AIA, Fernandina Beach, FL,32035 Q 4 >/
lalf~~90 4-261-40661tUU


Marsh Cove Features:
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $6`"5
* Located on the marsh
* Swimming pool


Somerset Features:
* i and 2 bedrooms
* Prices from $625
* Single story design
* Vaulted ceilings avail.


Both of these communities are less than 2 miles
from the beach and you can walk to the shops and
restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia center!


851 Roommate Wanted (CA fu (904) 261-791


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


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859 Homes-Furnished I
FOR RENT Newly built 3BR/2BA
furnished home, 151 Barnwell Rd.
$1150/ mo. Security deposit &
references a must. (904)556-8372
OCEANFRONT DUPLEX Casual 3BR/
2BA. $1500/mo + utilities. Short/long
term & weekly. Pet w/fee. Also, 1 side
roommates $500/mo. (912)552-8601
SUMMER BEACH PRESERVE -
Furnished 3BR/2.5BA townhome.
$1300/ mo. Call (904)610-4394.


860 Hdmes-Unfurnished I
3BR/2BA 2 car gar., 1600 sq. ft.
newer home, cul-de-sac, free cable,
large yard, pond. No smoking.
$940/mo. Heron Isles in Yulee. (617)
899-5280
2200SF HOME 4BR/3.5BA. Walking
distance to beach, 1000sf garage
attached, 1 yr min. lease req. $1350/
mo. 2815 Ocean Dr. (904)753-2230



Nassau

Club
Apartments
BestAddress in, Fernandina Beach

1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
/ Pool
/ Fitness Center
/ Business Center
/ Gated Community

FREE RENT
Call for Details 0
(904)277-2500: II


SINGLEaFAMILYtaOMSR entaONs ReISLA


SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND
* 95035 Woodberry Lane (The Preserve) 4BR/4BA large master
,hedrooim has a garden tub and separate shower. This is a beautiful
home locate in the Preserve. $1750 ,
* 1311 Broome Street 3BR/2BA Lovely home witlihardwood floors,
large fenced in yard with screened in garage for extra entertaining.
Close to Historic downtown Fernandina Beach. $1050
* 415 Georgia Ave 3BR/2BA Home has fireplace in family room,
screened in patio, security system and two car garage. Rent includes
lawn and pest control. $1495
* 95053 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautifuil hoie with covered patio
and well maintained lawn. Ilomie has separate dining and fireplace in
living room. $1795
* 95069 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio
and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fireplace in
living room. $1795

SINGLE FAMILY OFF ISLAND
* 86351 Eastport Drive (North Hampton) 4BR/3BA This is a beau-
tilul home with a large screened-in patio with a great view of the lake.
Kitchen opens tip to family room anod dining room. Home thas fireplace
in family room. $1800
* 96398 Otter Run Dr. 3BR/2BA Home lhas a fireplace in the living
loom, tnew carpet & painl. Two car garage, $1250
* 86550 Cartesian Point Drive (Cartesian Point) 3BR/2BA Great
lhone in very nice aiuca. Closc to.lax. $1200
* 86016 Cherry Laurel (Hickory Village) 3BR/2BA Home located
just off 1-95. Great room opens to a beautiful kitchen with stainless
steel appliances. $1250.
* 86164 Cartesian Point Drive 3ltBR/2BA home located close to 1-95
in heauililld Cartcsian Point. $1150
95107 Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks) 3BR/2BA home with
large fenced in lawn, split floor plan with extra room off of the entry
thai can be used for guest bedroom or office. Available Feb. 1st. $1100
19 Marsh Bay Court 3BR/2BA Beautiful itome located in cul-de-
sac, solid surcficc coutcir tops in kilchei and batths. Lovely lanai.
$1400
CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
96026 Stoney Drive (Stoney Creek) 3BR/21BA Townhonie locat-
ed in gated community with community pool. Rent includes lawn care.
$995


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BEDROOMS
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Private Patios
Sparkling Pool
Tennis Courts
SV Exercise Room
Close to Shopping
*Twenty Minutes to
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City Apartments with Country Charm

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


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

Sales (904)277-9700 -
Property Management ,e, '
Surfside Properties, Inc. Thad Smith (904)277-0907 Lrr Coleman
Broker (904)277-0907 Realtor"

PROPERTIES FOR SALE



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3,2 IMMACULATE home OCEAN FRONT 5 ..:. ': 2 MOBILE HOME .n o.er 4BR. L.5BA bti,.:k home or,
in Spanish Oaks. Fenced ly fully furnished beach home. an acre. Corner lot and fenced, island, North 14th, needs TLC.
a a Wonderful views from lmost eve 99, MLS #48333 $169,000 MLS 47266
back yar. MLS# 48084 room in the the house. Must see! 9,000 MLS #48333 $169,000 MS# 47266
$180,000 1,900,000.MLS# 45754


PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS
I ONISLANDIL -

*535-A Ocean Ave., 2/2
upstairs apartment,
Oceanfront. Great views.
Includes water. $1,050/mo.
-- :;; ; :::,.'.: .ORNER OF 8THk BEECH
office space -available. 1,200-
sq. ft.
Let us manage your rental property.
Have Tenants.......Need Properties


REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC.
Over 24 Years As Amelia Island's #1 Property Management Company


Visit us at www,galphinre.com

(904) 277-6597 Business
(800) 699-6597 Toll Free
(904.) 277-4081 Fax

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


CONDO/UrUU WiMvnUl/APArATMaETSecont)
* IN 4th Street Apt. C IBR/1BA Located in historic district. $650
* 883-B Mary Street 2BR/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one car
garage. $950
* 1593 Park Ave. (Amelia Park) 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to the
Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping centers. $1800
* 966 Chad Street 3BR/2BA very well kept townhome. Airy floor
plan. $1100 Reduced to $995
* 95046 Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in a gated community off AlA offof the Intercoastal waterway.
Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
* 504-A Mizell (Amelia Woods) 3BR/2BA enjoy summer days in the
community pool, Water, garage, sewer, lawn and pest control included.
$895
* 95096 5-B Baclay Place 3BR/2BA Townhome located in gated
community. Enjoy luxury living in this up-stairs unit with elevator in
garage. $1450
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) 3BR/2.5BA Beautiful maintained
home located across from neighborhood park. Wood floors throughout
lower level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes courtyard for relax-
ing evenings.t$1400
* 2850 South Fletcher 3BR/1BA beautiful ocean views. $1295
* 2418 S. First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA spend the summer evenings enjoy-
ing the ocean views from the upper deck of this great townhome.
Located only one block from the ocean. Rent includes lawn care and
pest control. $925
* 973 Chad Street 3BR/2BA large master bedroom located on the 1st
floor. 2nd floor has an 8x8 loft over looking the family room that would
make tilhe perfect home office. $995 available March 1st.
FURNISHED ON ISLAND
3200 South Fletcher C-2 (Ocean Dunes) 2BR/BA enjoy the warm
evenings on the covered deck looking at the beautiful ocean, or spend
cool evenings relaxing by the fireplace. Condo located in gated com-
munity with swimming pool. Rent includes water, sewer, trash, lawn
and pool care. $1500
2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for a wonderful get aivay for
ithe winter then come take a look at this wonderful home on the ocean
with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Wood floors,
modern bathrooms, casual furnishings, and windows everywhere.The
upper level deck has stairs that take you right to the beach. Home is
completely furnished and ready for your enjoyment. $2250
401-B Mizell 3BR/2BA Fully furnished. All appliances and cook-
ware. Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100


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REALTOR OPEN HOUSE


Saturday Feb 21st


1 till 4 PM


PUBLIC INVITED

Saturday Feb. 21st 1 till 4 pm


ON ISLAND

2118 North Ridge 5BR/2BA $425,000

1020 Isle of Palms 3BR/2BA 299,000

1018 Isle of Palms 3BR/2BA $249,500




MAINLAND

97070 Caravel Trail Pirates Woods

3BR/2BA -.$320,0000


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MIXED USE ZONING 102 S. 10th
Street. A rare opportunity to work
and live in the Historic District.
Beautiful historic home on 10th
Street can be used as offices or use
the downstairs for office and live
upstairs. Space for off street parking
provided. (904)261-9556
3BR/2BA HOME in town. 1 yr. old.
For rent or sale option. Rent credit.
(904)753-0025
2BR/1BA House carport, central
A/C, on island, $800/mo. + $800 dep.
Small Trailer acre + lot, Nassauville,
$650/mo. + $650 dep. (904)753-0165
YULEE 86093 Kutana Dr., 3BR/2BA
MH. Very clean and bright, privacy.
$595/mo. 261-6846
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.
3BR/2BA NEW HOME for rent.
$1300/mo. + $1300 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
1/2 OF MARCH FREE! Pretty 3/2
home on 1 acre, quiet privacy. Lg
patio, new linoleum, tile baths, attic,
garage, no water/sewer bill. Wash/
dryer hkp, cold efficient ac. 20 mins to
the beach 25 mins to Regency in Jax!
A few blocks south of the Yulee post
office. $1075/mo., $900 deposit can be
pd in 2 payments. (904)237-5166
(Nick). 86221 Spring Meadow Ave.
FOR RENT 2 units avail! 2BR/2BA,
completely rebuilt, all new appliances,
W/D hookup. Wheelchair friendly.
Phillips Manor area, close to beach &
Ritz Carlton. Avail 3/1. $1,000/unit/
mo. Call John Stack (904) 556-4491.
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.


CURTISS H.

LASSERRE
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
+utilities.
Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
until
*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 $1,685.mo
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
lease.
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo. + until & tax
Corner of Centre and 4th St. High 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
$200 OFF 1ST MO. RENT -
LEASE/OPT/BUY. Newer 3BR/2BA
home in Heron Isles, CH&A, FP. Free
cable. $895/mo. (916)300-3039
3BR/2BA DW Yulee Hills area.
Approx 1700 sq. ft., fireplace, DW,
utility room, 2 refrigerators, 1 acre.
$900/ mo + dep. (904)556-1948
4BR/2BA Big yard, fireplace. Yearly
lease + deposit. $1100/mo. (904)
261-0695
PAGE HILL All brick home, 3BR/2BA,
large lot, water softener, washer/dryer.
$1195. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
(904)277-0006
3BR/1.5BA Great location. $825/
mo. + deposit. Call (904)707-3155,
(904)261-0728 or (904)583-1946.
4BR/3BA 2800sf split plan, near
beach Greenwayay, pool. Available now
with 12 month lease, longer term
considered. $1825/mo. (904)556-2929
SINGLE FAMILY RENTALS, one
month free programs. Off Island -
Beachway, 96679 Arrigo, 3BR/2BA, 2
car garage, $1200/mo. Lofton Oaks -
86088 Santa Barbara, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, $950/mo. On Island 2826
Scrub Jay, 3BR/1BA, pet friendly,
flooring, yard! $950/mo. Drive by, call
numbers on signs.
CHARMING OLD FLORIDA
BUNGALOW 2BR, marsh views near
Intercoastal, great yard, live oaks,
covered parking, fireplace. $950/mo.
(904) 206-1937
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
VERY NICE HOUSE ON ISLAND FOR
RENT 3BR/2BA. Available now.
$930/mo. Call (904)206-1370.
ON ISLAND 3BR/2BA with 2-car
garage, fenced yard. $950/mo. + sec.
dep. No smoking. 583-0551
716 S. 12TH ST. 3BR/2BA, recently
renovated. Washer, fenced yard, nice
neighborhood. First, last, & deposit.
References. $895/mo. (904)261-5630
4BR/3BA Hardwooded floor home
for rent in a quiet family neighborhood.
Close to beach and downtown. Call
(863)257-1822


3BR/2BA in Riverside subdivision off
Barnwell Rd. Large fenced backyard.
Lease 'option possible. $1150/mo..
(904)583-0683


CURTISS H.

LASSERRE
Real Estate, Inc.




LONG TERM
*3BR/3BA Amelia Park 2,358 sq. ft.,
includes yard & pool maint.
$1,550/mo.
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo. +
util.
2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn., w/ 2
car garage, pool & tennis included.
$950/mo. + util.
*2BR/IBA Mobile Home on Bailey
Road $700/mo + until.
*2801, Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview $1,000/mo.
+ util.
*3BR/2.SBA at Amelia Woods, short
distance to beach, pool, tennis.Will do
lease purchase $1,250/mo. + util.
*2BR/I BA Oceanfront Gar. Apt., 2822
S. Fletcher $1, 150/mo. + until
1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. inql. 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

VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information

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1860 Homes-Unfurnished I
SOUTH END HOME $1500/mo. Nice
neighborhood. Deposit required. Call
(904)206-3380. Pets with additional
deposit.
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.
3BR/2BA HOME in Nassau Lakes.
No smoking. Service animals only.
$1050/mo. + $1050 deposit. Call Kate
at (904)491-0112.
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH'
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
261-9129.
CHARMING 1BR HOUSE 3 blocks
from Centre St. $550/mo. + utilities.
Deposit & ref's required. No smoking.
(904) 206-4169
3BR/2BA Pirates Woods on water.
Great views. 1600 sq. ft., screened
porch, 2nd floor deck, garage. $1200/
mo. (904)491-0519 or 945-2139
VERY NICE BRICK HOUSE Yulee,
3BR/1BA, hardwood floors, fully
equipped kitchen, CH&A, carport, large
fenced yard w/shed, water softener,
good neighborhood. No smoking. Good
references. $850/mo. + $850 sec dep.
1 yr lease. Neg. 2 yr lease. 261-2132
HILLIARD 2BR/1BA home w/loft on
5 private acres. CH&A. $850/mo. +
$600 deposit. References required. Call
John at (904)234-5353.
2192-B 1ST AVE. TOWNHOUSE 1
block from beach. 3BR/2.5BA, 2-car
garage, fireplace, W/D. $1350/mo +
until & dep. 1 yr lease. (904)583-4563
SEASIDE Wonderful family home,
close to beach, 4BR/2BA w/screen
porches & fenced yard. $1,650/mo.
Available immediately. (904)206-0817
4/3 ISLAND HOME in Ocean Reach
subdivision. Heated pool, fenced in
back yard, near beach, quiet neighbor-
hood. Small pets okay. No smoking.
One year lease. $1,600/mo. + 1 month
security deposit. (904)430-3253

1861 Vacation Rentalsi

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

1 863 Office
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.
Office Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
(904)583-0058.
MULTIPLE OFFICE SPACES
AVAILABLE 100 to 1000+ sq ft.
Locations near AIP on Amelia Island
and AlA & US17 in Yulee. Perfect for
Small Businesses and Professionals.
Call Chaplin Williams Rentals 261-0604
or visit ChaplinWilliamsRentals.com
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE Down-
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597
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.
DOWNTOWN "CHANDLERY BUILD-
ING" Small offices available. Call
Manager, (770)444-9800.

1864 Commercial/Retaill

DEERWALK Prime ,high visibility
location on AlA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
(904)261-4066.

MIXED USE ZONING 102 S. 10th
Street, A rare opportunity to work
and live in ,the Historic District.
Beautiful historic home on 10th
Street can be used as offices or use
the downstairs for office and live
upstairs. Space for off street parking
provided. (904)261-9556

DOWNTOWN LOCATION Approx.
600 sq ft. Remodeled in '06. Office or
Gallery. Inquiries call (909)297-3959.
FOR LEASE 1250 sq. ft. office
warehouse. High traffic area. Two roll
up bays. (904)753-2178




901 Automobiles
2003 Chevrolet Blazer Utility 4WD -
Power doors & windows. 81,000 miles.
A/C. $6,000. To see call Vivian or
George Geiger (904)225-5404.
MUST SELL Autos, PU's & Vans. Geo
Tracker, mini-van, S/W. Cash/make
pymts/finance. All running. Starting
$800-$3500. For details 261-5034.
Police Impounds '97 Honda Civic
$500. '97 Honda Accord $700. '97
Toyota Camry $700. For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9275. ANF
1995 HONDA ACCORD Runs great,
4 cyl., 4-door, red, 122K mi. $4,800/
OBO. (904)556-3685
Police Impounds For Sale '97
Honda Civic $500. '97 VW Jetta $750.
For listings call (800)366-9813 ext
9271. ANF

902 Trucks

1985 TOYOTA PICKUP w/ext. cab,
5 spd. Runs well. New tires. Stereo.
Excellent gas mileage. $1100/OBO.
(904)491-8153


i SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFESTYLE join Amelia Island's
prestigious South End, close to beaches. golf & shop.
ping! Highly maintained w/ NEW:roof.blinds,A/C &
hir handler (3 yrs on 5-yr warranty) 2 private garage
doors, faucets & spray nozzle in kitchen, & stove (I
S yr). Enjoy spacious 3-level design (private entry
S garage level, main floor. & upstairs master suite),
wood-burning fireplace w/ ceramic ele & hearth.
. lacuzzi tub, large vwalk-min closets, space for full-size
laundry equip, & European-style windows. Energy.
efoficient kitchen has sound insulated garbage dispos-
al.self-cleaning oven, space-saver microwave. Call for
your private tour today!
S$169,900 MLS #48637

Chad &Sandy Neumann
.euman 904-219-7539

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ERA Fernandina Beach, FL


location, location, location!! This home is on
the south end of the island close to the beach
and the Ritz Carlton. It is convenient to food
shopping at the Harris Teeter and local shops.
The home has new wood floors, new carpet,
updated tile bath, new light fixtures and
ceiling fans, natural stone fireplace, and some
cathedral ceilings. Established neighborhood
with lovely oak trees, fenced yard, and fruit
trees. So much character in this home...a must
.- .see!
$248,000 MLS#47802

Cnu 1 Barbara Petro

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