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City cites 1955 law to curb Felix

MICHAEL PARNELL I-"*-- wares on downtown
ANGELA DAUGHTRY 'We, as civil servants, are simply enforcing sidewalks.
News-Leader simply The city manag-

City Manager Michael Czymbor
cited a 1955 city law to justify barring
local fixture Felix Jones from ped-
dling his wares downtown as he has
done for two decades.
In an e-mail responding to numer-
ous complaints about the city's plan to
curb Felix, Czymbor said city offi-
cials are simplyfollowing the law. He
said they are concerned about safety,
whether Jones is properly licensed
and whether it is appropriate for him
to advertise businesses on his tricycle.
His mother, Geneva McGowen,
said city officials told her Felix could-
n't even wear the free T-shirts he gets
from downtown restaurants and bars

City OKs


master plan

by 3-2 vote
Three out of five city commission-
ers voted to endorse a master down-
town waterfront plan at a special meet-
ing Tuesday. Commissioners Ron Sapp
and Susan- Steger voted against the
crmprehn-ni.i"e- plan pi, poIeri by Z7.
Cohe-n & ,Auciates .ying they need-
ed niort- time to consider the details
and financing.
The master plan addresses traffic
patterns, parking and infrastructure
as well as visible elements such as
fountains, landscaping, sidewalks, a
playground, a pavilion and open green
space. *
Zev Cohen's transportation servic-
es director Beth Lemke said that, after
a traffic study, it was found that the
lack of parking downtown is more of a
perceived problem than a capacity
"Typically," she said, "if you have a
parking problem you implement poli-
cies first."
She noted that on a typical day, only
about 70 percent of available parking is
used downtown, and that side-street
parking is often underutilized.
Better signage to parking lots, she
said, would make parking easier, as
well as designating the lot west of City
Hall for public parking. Another park-
ing lot could also be created at Broome
and Secotid streets.
The main problem with downtown
parking, she said, is the lack of con-
nectivity to the waterfront. A vehicle
crossing at Alachua Street, a pedestri-
an crossing at Broome Street, as well
as more pedestrian-friendly surfaces
across the tracks would address the
issue, she said, as well as more side-
.walks along the waterfront. A new
frontage road east of the railroad tracks
was'another suggestion.
Lemke also suggested separating
pedestrian areas from industrial areas,
and bringing the Saturday farmer's
market further downtown to be within
the city's main hub of activity.
Paul Momberger, director of plan-
ning and landscape architecture at Zev
Cohen, said that after reviewing several
park designs, a central drop-off for
boats was eliminated because it was
deemed too close to a planned play-'
ground, and because it cut the water-
front park in half.
The boat ramp, when it is finally
relocated at the south end, will be 120
feet long by 50 feet wide to accommo-
date boats up to 33 feet. Slots for boat
trailers are 50 feet long, and turning
radiuses were also evaluated for boats
being towed by cars.
A central promenade, says
Momberger, is designed to connect
both ends of the park visually and phys-
ically, and there is also a lawn area

CITY Continued on 3A

me taws ana ordinances of me city.
Ifthe city commission elects to amend
this ordinance we will enforce that.'

He may find out otherwise on
That's when the Fernandina
Beach City Commission next meets -
at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 204 Ash St. and
a good crowd can be anticipated to
vent,on Felix's behalf. .
His mother said city officials told
her to be there, and only the city com-
mission can amend the ordinance to
allow Jones to continue to peddle his

because they are inappropriate adver-
The city manager told complainers
that the city has informed McGowen
of the city ordinances that Felix must
obey, and that he may be allowed to
sell'his wares inside downtown busi-
nesses if they agree to host him.
"We professionally, appropriately
and quietly resolved the matter,"
Czymbor said.

er disingenuously
said that the city is
not ousting Felix
from 'downtown.
That's true, if the
notion of a station-
ary Jones selling his Jones
goods inside a store
is your idea of Felix.
But most people think of Felix on
his tricycle, peddling down Centre
Street, or stopped while playing the
blues on his harmonica, or greeting
passersby and inquiring about their
health or their pet dogs, with peanuts,
fruit and other products to sell in his
FELIX Continued on 3A


Anna Evers, 3, left, is all smiles as she flies her kite during Saturday's Second Annual Kite Festival
held at Main Beach. Ramlyah Fulton, 4, proudly displays her Barbie kite at the event sponsored by
the Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Department and the Optimist Clubs of Fernandina
Beach and Yulee.





The county government's revenues
were down by about $14 million in
2008, according to an independent
financial audit presented at a special
county commission meeting Monday.
The auditing firm Purvis, Gray and Co.
also recommended that the county
adjust its books to recognize a $500,000
unrealized loss from a soured invest-
"Each year the board is required
by statute to have an external auditor
come and review your financial records
and controls," Clerk of Court John
Crawford told the commission.
Ron Whitesides
of Purvis, Grad and
Co. told the board
that despite the lost
revenue, the coun-
ty's financial man-
agement was good.
"This year's audit
was, in my judgment,
the best of the four Holloway
we've done," White-
sides said. "Each
audit, we've had fewer findings than
the last one, and that's held true this
year. The county's control systems are
fuiictioning wI.ell."
lHov.e.r. th, shrinking economy
and items such as the impending cle-
sure of the West Nassau Landfill have
combined to shrink revenues signifi-
cantly, he said.
Whitesides said county revenues
were divided into money that came
from business-type and government
"The business-type activities are
landfill and water and sewer.
Everything.else is government activi-
ties," he said. "Looking at revenues,
charges for services this year are down
dramatically. From business-type activ-
AUDIT Continued on 3A

fired engineer 'bitter' about county politics

A former county employee has lev-
eled allegations of poor management
at the Nassau County Commission.
Former county engineer Douglas
Seaman, who was asked to resign in
February in the wake of a heated dis-
pute with the commission over con-
currency issues at the Nassau
Tradeplex, recently requested hun-
dreds of pages of public records about
the Tradeplex, the Reserve at Deer
Run residential development and the
West Nassau Landfill all issues on
which Seaman clashed with the
Seaman contends that the board's
decisions in those matters were polit-
ically motivated, without regard to
the best interests of Nassau County
citizens or, occasionally, even county
"Politics should not get involved in
the operation of the county, but it
does," Seaman said. "... You've got
too few people making decisions, and
they're not making decisions that are
best for the community. And the com-
munity doesn't care because they're
too busy trying to make a living -
they don't have time to attend the
Seaman also accused county offi-
cials of blocking his access to public
records when he was a county
-employee. "When I got here two years
ago, I asked for copies of stuff and
was told I couldn't get it," he said.
"That's not how it's supposed to work.

Politics should not get involved in the
operation of the county. but it does.
You've got too few people making
decisions, and not decisions that
are best for the community.'

I was told I had to go through the
county coordinator, and he said I did-
n't need it.... I had to wait until I was
a civilian to get it."

Seaman sharply criticized the.
county for its decision to close the
landfill. "It was basically a decision
that was going to be made whether it
was a good decision or not," he said.
"We have,900 cubic feet per minute of
methane at the landfill that could have
been converted to electricity. If we'd
dond that two years ago we could
have probably had $200,000 by now.
I'm sure there's dozens of reasons
why we haven't done it, but I don't
think they're good reasons.... I didn't
think the landfill needed to be closed.
If everywhere else in the state of
Florida is run at a profit, why can't you
run a landfill in Nassau County at a
"Also, I have some concerns that
if the landfill is closed and there's
nothing in place to have a place to
put garbage, it shuts down all of the
concurrency in Nassau County," he

added. "But if I'd have said, 'Hey guys;
if you shut down the landfill you're
going to destroy concurrency,' I
would have been gone back in
Commission Chairman Barry,
Holloway dismissed Seaman's con-
cerns. "As a county employee it's real-
ly none of his business whether we
close the landfill or not," he said. "We
don't bring in enough garbage, it's
as simple as that. You can't get
enough tonnage, you run at a deficit"
"It was a political decision,"
Seaman insisted. "Think about it. You
haul the trash to a landfill here or
you haul the trash to a landfill in
Georgia. The only difference is
Georgia is further, which increases
operational costs. Our landfill has
about 10 years' useful life.... We could
take other people's garbage. Trucks
from Clay County drive right by us to
go to Georgia."
Holloway, however, noted that the
West Nassau Landfill used to accept
waste from Clay County and still
lost money. "They found out that the
Clay County garbage was filling up
our landfill at a really quick rate, and

it would have been filled too quickly
to pay off the bond issue," he said. "...
We'd have had to open another land-
fill. It was best to go.ahead and close
it, save all that money for something
Seaman maintained that with the
correct tipping fees, the landfill could
have been a profitable enterprise.
"Everywhere else in Florida, you
make money at a landfill," he said.
"Everywhere else except Nassau
County. So that says to me that the
issue in Nassau County is manage-

Deer Run
Seaman also took issue with the
commission's recent decision to
approve a plat for the Reserve at Deer
Run, a Callahan residential project
being developed by Johnson
Homebuilders, a company owned by
the family of Commissioner Stacy
Johnson. County staff was sharply
criticized for the time that elapsed
between the Johnsons' first applica-
tion and the approval of the plat -
nearly four years. Johnson recused
herself from any debate on the sub-
ject, but the other commissioners
apologized for the delay.
"The big issue was it took four
years from the time the project start-
ed until the time the plat was issued.
So the board thought, 'Oh my god,
staff did everything wrong, the appli-
cant did everything right,'" Seaman
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L&W Bowling Center
opened at the beach on
Atlantic Avenue.
April 2, 1959


City Commissioner Ben
Sorensen withdrew a
request to repeal an ordi-

nance banning public drink-
April 4, 1984


The city of Fernandina
Beach and the county
approved a joint island-wide
beach monitoring plan in an
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with dinner at 6 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery is a
Christ-centered, biblically
based program for individu-
als and their family mem-
bers who are dealing with
addictions, compulsions,
past hurts and potentially
destructive behaviors.
Childcare is available. Call



Virtual job fair
WorkSource, FCCJ, First
Coast Manufacturers and
JAXPORT are sponsoring
the First Coast's first
Virtual Job Fair through
April 8.
From the privacy of your
own home, or virtually any
computer with Internet
availability, get 24/7 access
to a variety of jobs in the
area for a full week. Visit
www.firstcoastvirtualjob- to get clicking for
your new job. For more
information, e-mail
Consumer dinic
A free Nassau County
Consumer Clinic, presented
by Jacksonville Area Legal
Aid (JALA), will be held at
the Nassau County Judicial
Annex in the Juror Services
Room (first floor) at 5:30
p.m. April 6.
Ariel Patterson, JALA
staff attorney and Equal
Justice Works fellow, pres-
ents topics including debt
collection, small claims,
bankruptcy, foreclosure and
ID theft. The public may
suggest topics by calling
Cynthia Johnson of JALA at
(904) 356-8371, ext. 307, or
Sue Powell of the Nassau
County Clerk of Courts
office at 5484551.

A Bereavement Support
Group meets on the second
Thursday of each month
from 5-6:30 p.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church, .
corner of Eighth Street and
S tlantic Avenue. The next
meeting is April 9. Please
call Kathy Washburn, 491-
175, for information,
Libraries dosed
The Nassau County
Libraries will be closed '
Ap;il 10 in observance of
the Easter holiday. The.
book drops will remain
Pink Ribbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies
will meet at 6 p.m. April 13
in the conference room at
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau. The speaker will be
Dr. Robert Joyce, M.N., of
-,, iDe,RgionLCons.ultants in,
Hematology/Oncology. She
is the medical consultant for
the Pink Ribbon Ladies.
Healing camp
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will ,
offer Camp Healing Powers
May-1-3 at the Marywood ,
Retreat and Conference
Center, 235 Marywood
Drive in St Johns County
(four miles south of 1-295 on
State Road i3).
The therapeutic camp
experience is for children
ages 7-17 who are grieving
the death of a loved one.
Designed by bereavement
specialists, the camp cre-
ates a safe, warm, fun and
supportive environment for
grieving children where a
death has occurred at least
three months prior to camp
date but no longer than two
years. A $35 deposit
reserves a camper's space
and is returned upon com-
pletion of camp. Pre-camp
assessments are required.
Space is limited. Call
(904) 407-7001.
Relay fundralser
The 2009 Fernandina
Beach Relay For Life has
begun its fundraising sea-
son. The Relay teams are
collecting used cell phones
to be redeemed for cash
that will go to the local
American Cancer Society.
Phones can be dropped off
at Club 14 Fitness, 1114
South 14th St., RE/MAX
303 Centre St, and Good-
Year Tires, 86005 License
Road (off A1A), Yulee.
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" at its
416 Alachua St. address
every Friday, beginning

David D. Cordle
Mr. David D. Cordle, age 46,
of Fernandina Beach, passed
away on Sunday morning,
March 29, 2009 while on a mis-
sion trip on the island of Antigua
in the Caribbean Sea.
Born in Akron, Ohio, he had
been a resident ,
of Fernandina .
Beach since
moving from '
Palatka, FL in
1987. For the
past twenty-two
years, Mr.
Cordle'has been the Owner and
President of Cordle Masonry
in Fernandina Beach. He was
a licensed Aircraft Pilot, an avid
Scuba Diver and loved offshore
fishing and Sailing. He was a
member of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church and a former member
of the Fernandina Beach Dive
Mr. Cordle leaves behind,
his parents, Melvin and Mary
Cordle, Yulee, FL, his children,
Christopher David Cordle, cur-
rently in
U.S. Army
'basic train-
ing at Fort
bus, GA,
Elizabeth Cordle, Fernandina
Beach, FL, a sister, Teresa
Hampton, Pounding Mill, VA,
fourbrothers, Rodney Cordle,
Cochran, GA, Kevin Cordle,
Pounding Mill, VA, Ricky
Cordle, Springville, VA, Brian
Cordle, Lorton, VA, a special
nephew, Joshua Cordle, Yulee,
FL, his fiance Bobett Morris
and her children William and
Dalton Morris, his former wife,
Karen Cordle and her fianc&,
John Kruszeski, and numerous
other nieces, nephews and
friends including, Ed and Jane
Miller and Jack and Tiffariy
Shaw of Fernandina Beach.
Memorial serviceswill be at
11:00 am on Thursday, April-23,
2009 at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church with The Reverend
George Young, officiating.
Mr. Cordle's family invites
guests and friends ,to visit fol-
lowing the service in the parish
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made in
his memory to St. Peter's
Caribbean Mission, 801 Atlantic
Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034. .
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Gary Linn Johnston
Gary Linn Johnston, 44, of
Callahan passed away on March
22,2009. Born on Oct 13,1964,
in Houston, Tx., he is preceded
in death by his- father, Carlton'
Wadell Johnston.
Gary is survived by his wife
Peggy Johnston of Callaian,
sons Cody Lance Johnston and
Kerry Dodds, both of Callahan,
as well as Shawn (Kayleigh)
Hardemon of Valliant, Ok., his

Ruth Ludke, 83, died
Thursday morning, April 2,
2009 at Quality Health Care of
Arrangements were incom-
plete at time of publication.
Green Pine Funeral Home

Paid obituary policy

mother Vella Johnston of
Valliant, brothers James
Carlton, Michael Wade and
Rodney Dale Johnston, all of
Valliant, and Terry Wayne
Johnston of Dublin, Ga., 1
granddaughter, Chloe
Hardemon of Valliant, as well
as several nieces and nephews,
family and a host of friends.
Visitation was held on
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Chapel of
Callahan Funeral Home with
funeral services on Thursday,
March 26 at 2 p.m. in the First
Baptist Church of Gray Gables.
Callahan Funeral Home. Inc.

Suzanne Joss
Suzanne Joss, 44, a resident
of Lake City, died at her home
Tuesday, March 31, 2009, after
a brief illness. She was born in
St. Augustine, FL, but had
resided in Lake City her entire
life. She was preceded in death
by her brother, Ricky D. Harris,
and her father, William A (Bill)
Stebbins, Jr.
She loved reading her Bible,
fishing, boating, going to the
beach and was a member of
First Full Gospel Church.
Survivors include one son:
Keith Hutchinson, Lake City;
One daughter: Shelby Christie,
Lake City; Mother: Virginia Lee
.Tiner, Lake City; Two sisters:
Terri Lynn Croft (Bear), Yulee,
FL, and Shelley Pinkham,
Jacksonville, FL; One half sister;
Christina Bapas, Gainesville,
FL, and special friend Billy Joe
Nelson, Lake City, FL, and
nieces and nephews: Eric,
"Jackie" Tiffany, Kalyee &
Kamryn Croft of Yulee, FL.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Sunday, April 5,2009,
at 2 P.M. at the First Full Gospel
Church with Rev. Stanley Ellis
officiating. Interment will fol-
low in Forest Lawn Memorial
Gardens Cemetery. Visitation
with the family will be Saturday,
April 4, 2009, from 5 RM. to 7
P.M. at Gateway-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home. Flowers are wel-
come or you may make a
memorial contribution to the
charity of your choice.
Please sign the guest book at
Gateway-Forest Lawn
Funeral Home. Lake City

Thomas Mitchell '
Thomas Mitchell, .66,. of
Yulee went with the Lo:,rd

A native of Paris, Kentucky
he had lived most of his life. in
the Jacksonville area, he had
served his country in the U.S.
Navy, was a member of North
S. Baptist Church,
and most
recently attend-
ed Yulee
Baptist Church.
He retired alter
36 and a half
years with Rayonier Mills in
Fernandina Beach as an elec-
Mr. Mitchell is survived by


Harriet J. Olsen, 58, died
Wednesday morning, April 1,
2009 at her Fernandina Beach
Green Pine Funeral Home
Mrs. Barbara Ann Thrift,
56, lifelong resident of

Fernandina Beach, died
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at
Baptist Medical Center in
Arrangements will be
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Nassau County YMCAs
present spring break
"Circus Fit" camp for ages
4-12 April 6-10 from 6:30
a.m.-6 p.m. at Atlantic
Elementary, the Yulee Kid's
Campus and Callahan
With help from the
CircusFit program spon-
sored by Ringling Bros.
and Barnum & Bailey the Y
has created a week packed
full of character develop-
ment, fitness activities and
circus fun. YMCA campers
will learn the fundamentals
of flexibility and "hoopolo-
gy," clown basics and jug-
gling skills, and will cele-
brate at the campsite "under
the big top" with a carnival
Cost is $25 per day/$110

per week (non-members)
and $105 per week YMCA
Visit the CircusFit web-
site at
Call 261-1080 or.visit
The Amelia Arts
Academy is accepting regis-
tration for spring and
summer camps, including
Spring Break Jam Camp
April 6-10 for ages 6-12 and
13-17 and Seaside Retreat
Art Workshop April 7-9 for
ages 3-5 and 6-12.
Amelia Arts Academy
also offers the only
summer camp programs in
Nassau County with a
full arts curriculum for
children and teens. Call

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Rick Bender, former base-
ball player, cancer survivor
and former spit tobacco user
has been invited to Nassau
County by the Nassau County
Health Department's
Tobacco Education Division.
He will be speaking at sev-
eral school venues over two
days and there will be one
"open to the community"
presentation April 16 from 6-7
p.m. at the Journey Church,
869 Sadler Road between
Blockbuster and The Loop.
The presentation will be
appropriate for all ages.
Parents are encouraged to
attend with children and
young adults that may want
to attend.
For more information call
the Nassau County Health
^ Department at 548-1866.

his wife Merrylene Conner
Mitchell of Yulee, 1 daughter,
Teresa (Terri) Crawford of
Jacksonville, 2 stepdaughters,
Patricia Reed of Hilliard, FL,
Margaret Bell of Yulee, FL, 2
sons, Joel Mitchell of Lafayette,
CO, Jason Mitchell of George-
town, CO, 3 stepsons, Johnny
Nelson of Nashville, TN, Ronald
Nelson of Fernandina Beach,
FL, Harry Green of Yulee, FL, 1
sister, Shirley Martin of
Leitchfield, KY, 1 brother,
Wesley Mitchell of Paris, KY, 2
grandchildren, with whom he
has a special bond, Mitchell
Crawford, and Jacob Crawford,
and 13 step grandchildren.
The family will. receive
friends from 4 to 6 pm Sunday
at George H. Hewell and Son
Funeral Home, 4747 -Main St.
Jacksonville, FL 32206, where
funeral services will be held
Monday, April 6th at 2 pm with
Rev. Wayne L. Hendrick offici-
ating. Burial will follow in
Arlington Park Cemetery.
George H Hewell and
Son Funeral Home. Jacksonville

Ida May
"Seena" Williams
Ida May "Seena" Williams,
80, passed away early Tuesday
morning, March 31, 2009 at
Baptist Medical Center -
She was born February 27,
1929 in Fernandina Beach, FL,
and was a life-long resident.
Mrs. Williams
was a God-fear-
? ing devoted
wife, mother
.and grand-
%- around her fam-
ily and her home. She was of
the Baptist faith. She was pre-
deceased by a daughter, Kathy.
D. Lewis, who passed away in
Survivors include her hus-
band of 61 years, David
Williams of Fernandina Beach,
FL; a daughter, Becky Williams
Snead and her husband, Johnny,
of Yulee, FL; son-in-law, Ray-
mond Lewis, also of Yulee; one
brother and sister-in-law,
Williain A. and Kathleen Zetter-
ower of O'Neil, FL; a sister,
Betty 0. Sresovich of Fernan-
dina Beach, FL; three grand-
children, one great-grandchild
aind numerous nieces and
nephews. w
Funeral _erviceseiifl. eld
1at'2.nQon tod y i.e"tpheus
.Chapel at Green Pine Funeral
Home with Rev. Paul Kalem, Jr.
officiating. Interment will follow
in Hughes Cemetery. The fam-
ily received friends from 6:00
until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at the
funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family
stfggests memorial donations
be made to Susan G. Komen for
the Cure (Breast Cancer), Attn:
Gift Management Services,
5005 LBJ Freeway Suite 250,
Dallas, TX 75244, phone: 877-
GOKOMEN, www.Donoren
Green Pine Funeral Home

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FRIDAY, April 3,2009 NEWS News-Leader

The city vs. Felix, 7 A

* City Hall's big bullies reach a new low
* Have we lost our moorings?
* City is just enforcing the law
* Sampling of letters to the city manager

Felix on the agenda

for Tuesday meeting

The Fernandina Beach City Commission is scheduled to
meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. 204 Ash SL, and the issue
of Felix Jones and downtown peddlers was likely to be
placed on the agenda.
Geneva McGowen, mother of Felix Jones. said she has
been asked to attend the meeting to discuss her son's ped-
dling downtown and the relevant city ordinances that gov-
ern it.
The meeting is open to the public.

FELIX Continued from 1A
tricycle basket.
Felix grounded?
"I am outraged!. .," Jeff
Peterson of Fernandina Beach
wrote the city manager
Wednesday. "Do you not know
that throughout its, history
Fernandina and Fernandina
Beach (since 1952) have had
many 'colorful' residents and
Felix is just one more in that
long line of 'characters' that
make FB an interesting and
enjoyable place to live. What
next, fashion police?"
"I cannot believe flow
angry I am.. ." Raylene Pohl
of Yulee wrote the News-
Leader. "I do not appreciate
them wasting taxpayers' dol-
lars and time on such a thing.
Who is Felix hurting? And has-
n't he been doing this for
years? Don't these people have'
bigger and more important
issues to tackle or do they just
have the guts to go after the lit-
tle guy knowing they proba-
bly will not get a fight from
Czymbor, however, blamed
the "the slant or spin" of a
Wednesday newspaper article
for the dustup. In his, e-mail
(see 7A) he wrote, "We, as civil
servants, are simply enforcing
the laws and ordinances of
the city. If the city commis-
sion elects to amend this ordi-
nance or any other ordinance,
we will faithfully enforce
The city "adopted an ordi-
riA m "-ff -T198551(SecttibW 26-
:86Wayw)r giies i&fptt
shall be unlawful for any per-
son, firm or corporation to sell
from house to house or from
any public street or sidewalk
'any produce, dairy product,
staple groceries, fresh or pre-
served fruits, vegetables,
meats, goods, candies or any
'other food item within the
The ordinance further
states that, "Any person who
shall sell at retail any produce,
staple groceries, fresh fruits,
vegetables and meats within
the city must have an estab-
lished place of business with-
in the city."
The city manager's job pur-
suant to Section 25 a. of the
City Charter is "to see that the
laws and ordinances are
enforced," Czymbor wrote.
He said the city "received a
few complaints about Felix in
regards to the safety of the
food he was selling, was he
properly licensed or the adver-
tising on his bicycle. Once we
receive any complaint we
research it to see if it is legiti-
mate, if it is a violation and
what reasonable steps we can
take to bring the 'alleged vio-
lator' into compliance."
He said city officials met
with McGowen, who "was
thankful and was appreciative


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"The qity also contacted the
president of the Downtown
Business Association to solic-
it his cooperation with their
membership in order to allow
Felix to peddle his wares on
members' private property if
they wanted to do so,"
Czymbor wrote. "No city
employee, to the best of my
knowledge, has ever con-
fronted, harassed, cited or pro-
hibited Felix from peddling his
wares on the street."
Michelle Forstrom of the
city code enforcement office
and Building Official Bob
Sasser visited McGowen on
Tuesday afternoon to hand her
a copy of a city ordinance that
addresses vendors within the
Sasser said they requested
that McGowen appear before
the city commission so they
could advise her on the ordi-
nance. Sasser said that Jones
had notyet been cited for any-
"I will not be following
(Jones) around," said Sasser,
but could not say whether or
not Jones would be cited in the
future. "He has to observe all
the ordinances, (but) I would
rather for it to go before the
commission to be handled."
"I have no animosity what-
ever toward Mr. Felix," said
The city first broached the
idea of limiting Felix last
month. The News-Leader
received 'e-mailsthrough a
public records request that
show there was discussion of
the topic on March 24, 25 and
26, that it had apparently been
discussed verbally earlier and
city officials met March 25 to
discuss how to handle the mat-
ter. They agreed to speak with
his mother since Felix is dis-
McGowen told the News-
Leader on Tuesday afternoon'
that she had not heard
from the city, but after the
newspaper contacted city offi-
cials they paid her a visit later
that day.
Jones, 44, a favorite in the
downtown district, has been
allowed to sell items such as
homemade cookies, fruit,
boiled peanuts and packaged
.items as well as bottled drinks
in the area for some two
decades. He also distributes
the News-Leader.,


City Commission Grp 4
April 14th
Pd. Pol. Adv. Paid & Approved By
Larry Myers Campaign for City Comm. Grp. 4

CITY Continued from IA
about the size of a football field
with water features, a play-
ground and a seating area. A
plaza has been designed for the
end of Centre Street with state-
ly date palms that will allow a
clear view of the river.
Sapp, however, complained
about the attractions, saying he
"could probably live without"
the playground, fountains, seat-
ing and shrimp-boat museum.
"Virtually every fountain in
the plan we could do without,"
said Sapp. "I'm much in favor of
a passive park without
Disneyesque kinds of things...
I come down much more on the
side of a community park rather
than a tourist attraction."
Steger also expressed con-
cerns about budgeting for so
many attractions, and compared
the park design to planning a
"We have to look at the prac-
ticality of it," said Steger. "Less
is more and cheaper ... we need
to sit back and continue this dis-
cussion another time."'
Momberger explained that,
as the city could not afford to
build everything at once, there
would be placeholders for the
various park features, and
added that the company had
already started to,develop some
costs. "We cani start talking
about that in the future," he
Sapp also pointed out that
the park plan calls for 117 park-
ing spaces, compared, to 162
spaces now. Zev Cohen region-
al manager Curtis Burkett
explained that the Marine
Welcome Center plan, required
by the BigP grant, will displace
about 13 parking spaces, and
that parking has been maxi-
mized so that there will only be
29 spaces lost.
Vice Mayor Ken Walker,
who was in favor of the master
plan, noted that many of the
counted parking spaces are
located in the south end of the
waterfront, which is an under-
utilized area anyway.
City Manager Michael
Czymbor said the commission
should have known that parking
spaces would be lost when the
plan was being developed, and
that in return the city would be
,getting an active or passive
waterfront park.
"If we get bogged down on
parking, we can't move for-
ward," said Commissioner Eric
Childers. "Let's move through
this thing .,. we want to move
forward." '
Burkett explained that the
plhii would b'e1 phased in
sequential order to maintain as
much existing infrastructure as
possible. He also said visible
elements would be developed
along with underground ele-
ments, so the park could get
continued use while under con-
"I would like, as a commis-
sioner, to endorse this .plan,"
said Walker. 'To do anything
else tonight, well get bogged
down (in details)."
"I can't say tonight whether
I want a water fountain or don't

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'We have to be
practical. Less is
more and cheaper.'

want a water fountain," said
Walker. 'Without all the infor-
mation, I'm not prepared to
make those decisions tonight."
"I urge commissioners to
vote 'no' on this," said Sapp. "It's
the most important thing (well
be voting for) in the foresee-
able future."
"I can guarantee this is going
to come back," Sapp went on.
"You're voting for every ele-
ment in this plan. There are
some things (in the plan) I have
real concerns with. Once you
vote for it conceptually, it will
come back again and again to
haunt you. ... I don't think you
understand' how these things
are implemented. Lefs take our
time but get it done right."
Burkett explained that the
plan was "a vision for many
years down the road," and that
moving park features around
was a sure way to derail the
plan. The idea, he said, was to
look at each element as it is
implemented down the road.
"There's placeholders
there," said Burkett. "If they're
planned, you can put anything
you want there. The space has
been created ... work your
magic on how you want to see
the space developed, then you'
have at least the initial costs ...
it can be taken care of as it
advances into construction."
"It would be like an ongoing
project,", said Mayor Bruce
Malcolm. "I want to see it start-.
ed. If it takes five years, it takes
five years."
Sam Hamilton, vice presi-
dent of -Zev,Cohen, said the
company would be working
with city staff to determine
which grants and money are
available, then gather costs
together and refine them. The
'design, he said, would be cen-
tered around available funds.
Burkett said. the company
would be able to wrap up a
financial study within two or
three weeks.
"Without any changes (in
the plan) tonight, we are that
much further down the road,"
said Burkett.
"I think it's going to be so
wonderful for citizens to see
something happening (on the
'areifri, nti." aid r'app. after,
Svoting against-endorseme4t' of;
the master plan.

AUDIT Continued from 1A
ities, you're down (from $6.9
million to $5.3 million). That's
primarily from the landfill. On
the government side, you see
a decline from $15.6 million
to $11.8 million. A lot of that
decline has to do with
(decreased) building activi-
"Property tax revenue is
up $800,000, or about 1.5 per-
cent, from the previous year.
That is basically offset by a
loss in other taxes about
$900,000. In total, revenues
have declined about $14
million, so a significant
Decreased expenses aren't
completely making up the loss,
either, Whitesides said. "On
the expense side of the ledger,
the good news is that expens-
es are down. The bad news is
they're not down as much as
revenue," he said. "Interest on
long-term debt is down as debt
has been repaid. On solid
waste, that's down dramati-
cally, from $10.2 million to $4.8
million.... Altogether, costs are
down $6 million and revenues
are down $14 million."
However, Whitesides said
the county's financial picture
isn't too grim considering the
state of the national economy.
"All in all, speaking from a
financial perspective and look-
ing at other governments in'

the state '- believe it or not -
this is not too bad a year," he
said. "As of year-end, for over-
all financial health, the county
is in reasonable shape."
"Give me a factor on a scale
of ten when you say reason-
able shape," said Commission
Chair Barry Holloway. "like
a five? Six?"
"Seven," Whitesides said.
Whitesides said the coun-
ty's financial controls were
sound. "An audit is not an
assessment of all the controls
in your government to see that
they function properly," he
said. "But if we do find things
like that, we let you know ...
All of your policies are normal
for county government.
Holloway said he was
pleased with the audit. "As
long as. you come back
here every year and tell us
we're continuing to move for-
ward, I'm happy," he said. "But
is there a process going
through where a bell can be
rung if something's going
wrong, without waiting for the
"It's something you do
every day ... but the day you
have no findings on an audit,
it's time to fire the auditor,"
Crawford said. "They can see
things, because they're on the
outside, that we can't see
because we're down in the


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FRIDAY. April 3.2009 NEWS News-Leader

School bus

into ditch;

none hurt


Five students were on
board but no one was injured
Thursday morning when a
school bus slid into a ditch
near Mount Zion Loop on
Nassau County Fire Chief
Chuck Cooper said the inci-
dent was "not really an acci-
dent, she misjudged how wet
the side of the road was."
Nassau County School
Board Director of
Transportation David
Buchanan said the incident
was minor, and that the bus
did not have to be towed but
rather was pulled out by a
"We just went and pulled
her out," he said. And the bus
driver continued on her
route, westbound on A1Ajust
west of Lowe's Home
Improvements Warehouse.
"There was no impact, it
just kind of slid over too far,"
Buchanan said.

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Man in standoff

remains in jail


Britt Clinton Moore, the 41-
year-old Fernandina Beach man
accused of holding police at bay
while he was alone and armed in
his home on High Rigger Court,
remains in jail on charges of
attempted murder of a police
officer, shooting deadly missiles
and aggravated battery.
The Public Defender's Office
has been assigned to represent
Moore, who made his first
appearance in court on Wednes-
day. Moore has not yet entered
a plea.
Police were initially called
Monday evening when a woman
ran from Moore's home bleed-
ing and yelling for help. A neigh-
bor said Moore was not armed
when he chased after her, then
turned around and went back
into the home and refused to
come out for police.
At one point, police said
Moore came out of the home
and fired at officers, who
returned fire. Moore then went
'back inside the house.
Fernandina Beach Police
Chief Jim Hurley did not want to
comment on how many. shots
were fired, saying. that's still
being investigated and he want-
ed to wait for the final report to
come out.
He said officers tried to treat

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April 14, 2009.

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ML the situation
with patience
and caution.
'We're told
p that he had
J been drinking,
so we were
Moore about that, cer-
tainly we want-
ed to be
patient we wanted to be
exceedingly patient," Hurley
said. "If there was a chance for
him to sleep, take a break and
come back with a different atti-
tude, that's what we wanted."
Hurley said Moore called
several people during the 14-
hour standoff, including friends,
family members and even
Moore spoke with Fernan-
dina Beach Police Capt David
Bishop and Capt. Jim Coe while
he was inside the home.
Moore used to work at
Cisco's Travel Plaza in St.
Marys, Ga., but that business
has closed and Hurley said he
believes Moore was "essential-
ly out of work."
On Wednesday, the,victim
filed a restraining order against
* Neighbors said they could
tell there were "problems" in
the household.
MoOre previously was arrest-
ed for battery in 2006, but that
charge was later dropped. In
2000, he was arrested for dis-
orderly intoxication and having
an open container of alcohol.
1Neighbors said there were
children living at the home, but
although one neighbor spotted
Moore playing ball with his son
Monday afternoon; the children
were not home during, the

Continued from 1A
said. "The board should do a
proper investigation before
apologizing for the actions of
the staff."
Seaman said the reason for
staff's repeated denials of the
application was Johnson
Homebuilders' failure to pro-
vide for a left-turn lane into the
development. "In the design
process, the engineer was not
able to take the simple geo-
metric requirements of a tyrn
lane and put it on a set of plans
so someone could build it," he
said. "We said, 'Once you get
25 homes, you need to build a
turn lane.' Well, now the owner
decides they don't want, to
build a turn lane, so they're
going to hire an attorney say-
ing, 'We don't need to do the
turn lanes.'"
However, when the plat
was approved Feb. 23, County
Attorney David Hallman said a
requirement for turn lanes
could not be attached to a plat,
and should be considered later
in the development process.
Holloway said he had "very
limited knowledge". of the
Deer Run situation, but said
the delays faced by Johnson
Homebuilders were'indicative
of a common problem. "In gen-
eral, I can tell you some of the
issues we're facing in devel-
opment and permitting when
you submit the application and
there's a mistake on the first
line, the staff will send you a
letter saying you need to cor-
rect it," he said-. "Well, a rea-
sonable person would think,
'OK, they read all 40 pages of
this and they only had a prob-
leri with Number One.' So
they'd correct that and resub-
mit it, and then staff would say
there was a problem with
Number Two because they'd
stopped reading after Number
One.. ... So a process that
should have taken. 30 or 45
days was taking, in some
cases, a year."

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He simply had lost the confi-
dence of the board of county
commissioners in carrying out
the tasks and the duties that they
had asked him to do.'

Developer Wayne Chism,
who owned 16.5 acres in
Tradeplex West, was granted
concurrency in 2007. As
Chism sold portions of his land
to other developers, he divid-
ed the concurrency among
them.. However, confusion
developed when some of the
acreage was sold prior to the
county issuing Chism a cer-
tificate of concurrency. At
Chism's request, new concur-
rency in the Tradeplex was
frozen in December until a
solution could be reached.
At the Feb. 23 commission
meeting, Seaman asked the
commission to lift thE freeze in
order to grant a certificate of
concurrency to Nassau
Holding Co., which had pur-
chased 12 acres from Chism in
March 2007. In an agenda
.request to the board,
Engineering Services claimed
that Joe Merlini Jr., president
of Nassau Holding Co., had
been denied concurrency and
discovered "that his trips were
assigned to Mr. Chism due to
an application, by Mr. Chism
that misrepresented owner-
ship in all of the property of
Tradeplex West.".
The agenda request was
signed by Seaman and County
Coordinator Ed Sealover, but
unsigned 'by Office of
Management and Budget
Director Ted Selby, Hallman
and Clerk of Court John
Crawford. The commission
took issue with the use of the
word "misrepresentation," say-
ing it could be construed as






(Vote for One)

a Jim B. Higginbotham
Larry Myers
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(Vote for One)

0 Jeffrey Bunch
Bruce Malcolm

(Vote for One)

= Eric Childers
<= Susan Hardee Steger


Question No. 1.
Terms of Commissioners

Should the City Charter be amended
to provide that City Cqmmissioners
shall serve four (4) year terms instead
of three (3) year terms?

> YES for Approval
NO for Rejection

Quest',.. N _
Term ,mis

Should the City Charter be amended
to provide that commissioners are not
limited to two (2) successive terms in
office and may serve without term

<= YES for Approval
> NO for Rejection


Question No. 3
City Elections

Should the city Charter be amended
to provide that the City Commission
shall set the dates for city elections
by ordinance and repeal Section 123A
since its provisions are included in
other sections of the City Charter and
in the Code of Ordinances?

o YES for Approval
- NO for Rejection

Question No. 4
City Commission and Administration

Should the City Charter be amended .
to clarify the powers of the City
Commissi"- nd provide that com-
niisio ers :.'' not directly interfere
v, ,r .c any city employee but
a. commissioners may directly.
communicate with city employees
wih the express permission of
respective charter officers?

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Seaman, however, insists
that the term was accurate. "I
now have the facts, and I can
show that there was misrep-
resentation, so that is not
libel," he said. "Mr. Chism sub-
mitted his first concurrency
application in January. We dis-
covered that there were not
enough trips to go around.
When he made his second
application, he didn't tell us
he'd sold off that land or pro-
vide a certificate of ownership
saying he was authorized to
seek concurrency for the
The commission decided
at the Feb.. 23 meeting that
since Chism had given Merlini
concurrency in keeping with
the amount of property Merlini
had purchased, the issue had
been resolved and Hallman
said last week that the matter
between Chism and Merlini
wasn't the issue.
'"The point was, (an accu-
sation of misrepresentation)
is not the kind of thing a
department head should be
putting in a public agenda
request," he said.

Slander or sour grapes?
Seaman also took issue
with Johnson's comment, in a
March 4 News-Leader story
about the engineer's resigna-
tion, that "there were about 18
reasons why he should have
resigned or just been termi-
"Ms. Johnson said there
were 18 reasons for it, but
when I asked for copies of
those no one could produce
"them," Seaman said. 'To me,
when you talk about the defi-
nition of slander, that's the def-
inition of slander."
Johnson, however, said last
week that she was speaking
in metaphor. "It was kind of
me just throwing a number out
there," she said. "Eighteen is a
number I throw out a lot when
I'm referring to a number of
things. The point is, it wasn't
just my issues (that led to
,.,Seaman's resignation' .
i nd-ed. I-' en
g u s ai-oI/say A e T A a
baker's dozen reasons for this
or that,'" he said. "The point
here is getting lost on me,
because the county commis-
sion didn't fire Douglas
Seaman. They hired a county
coordinator who made the
decision to accept his resig-
"I feel like I was fired for
doing my job," Seaman said.
"... I.sound a little bit bitter.
I'm probably very bitter about
Holloway called Seaman's
criticism of the county "sour.
grapes." He maintained that
Seaman was fired precisely
because he was not doing his
job satisfactorily.
"Did Doug Seaman do
good things for the county
while. he 'was on staff?
Absolutely. I'm not going to
say he didn't do any good
things for us," he said. "... But
seven months ago I gave him
direction to take six months
to prepare a study regarding
impact fees, and he didn't do it
in any way, shape or form. So
he probably would have been
asked to resign anyway,
because that's unacceptable,"
Holloway said. "... I think it
was probably a combination of
things over six months that
culminated in Mr. Sealover
asking for his resignation. I
don't know what issues he
would have with us. If he wants
to file a grievance, he can do
that. But as far as his resigna-
tion, Mr. Sealover did what he
had to do."
Sealover agreed that he
had asked for Seaman's resig-
nation for a variety of reasons.
"He simply had lost the confi-
dence of the board of county
commissioners in carrying out
the tasks and the duties that.
they had asked him to do," he
said. "Douglas was famously
late with agenda requests. It
was always at the last minute
or in the form of an agenda
expansion.... You've got to get
them done on a timely basis.
But once again, the board sim-
ply lost confidence in his abil-
ity to complete high-priority

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Any registered and qualified voter of the City of,
Fernandina Beach may vote an absentee ballot
for the City General Election on April 14, 2009.
You can request an absentee ballot at the Office of
the City Clerk, 204 Ash Street, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034 in person, by mail, by email
( 'or by telephone at
904/277-7305. You c,an also. download an Absentee
Ballot Request form on the City website at: and on the drop down nienu, click on-
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FRIDAY. April 3.2009 NEWS News-Leader

Homeowners can get funds

to make energy efficiencies
ANGELA DAUGHTRY and Reinvestment Act that is increased from $2,500 to $
News-Leader meant to put approximately per homeowner, says M
87,000 Americans to work. Funds will not be paid dir
Local homeowners who James Miller of Florida's to homeowners, but rath
need to weatherize their hous- Department of Community pre-selected local contra
es but are having trouble with Affairs said federal funds for who are qualified to do
the price tag may be able to take the program have increased upgrades.
advantage of new requirements considerably from just $5.5 mil- Work by qualified coi
and increased funding of a fed- lion available last year. The tors may include weather
eral energy program. weatherization of homes is ping, caulking, attic or
According to a White House meant to save each homeowner insulation, sealing leaks
press release, Florida will be hundreds of dollars a year in modernizing heating an
receiving about $300 million in energy bills by making homes conditioning equipment, v
weatherization and energy-effi- more energy efficient. Repairs will pay for itself many t
ciency funding, which includes and upgrades to home heating over.
$175 million for the Department and cooling systems should last Miller said his departm
of Energy's Weatherization at least four years, according to in the process of lining up
Assistance Program. Miller. tractors, and that they sh
The new funding is part of The amount available for begin working in May or.
the national American Recovery weatherization has also Homeowners who mal

Police chief sheriff

on youth issues panel
Fernandina Beach Police The meeting, sponsored by
Chief Jim Hurley, Nassau the Amelia Island Association
County Sheriff Tommy Sea- (AIA), will be held on at 7 p.m.
graves, Nassau County Sheriff Wednesday at the Fernandina
and a representative from the Beach Police Department
Nassau County School District Community Room on Lime
are scheduled to participate in Street, across from the hospital.
a panel Wednesday on youth The meeting is free and
issues. open to the public.
The panel will focus on the AIA's two major goals are to
Jacksonville Community encourage effective and effi-
Council, Inc. Quality of Life cient government and to pro-
Measures report that was com- tect and improve the quality of
pleted in 2008. Special emphasis life for the Nassau County com-
will be given to the report's find- munities, both on and off the
ings on youth issues including island. For information go to
crime, safety and education.

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upgrade program. Homes must
also be owner-occupied, and
there are special provisions for
the elderly and the physically
The local agency to deter-
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Nassau County is the Northeast
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In the hands
of parents
After reading the March 27
News-Leader front page ("Kids
skip school, jail for parents"), I
would like to lend full support to
the Nassau County School
District's Iris Coleman regard-
ing the decision to hold parents
responsible for their child's
behavior. As a former school
teacher and counselor for 28
years and now a licensed mar-
riage and family therapist, my
belief is that kids do not have to
be absent, without excuse, for
more than 14 days a year.
Admittedly, I don't know all
the details regarding school pol-
icy. However, in riy practice I
often request that parents be
present at sessions. The reason
is simple: they buy the food, pay
the rent and supply the clothes.
Although your kids are respon-
sible.for breaking the rules, you
often have to pay the fine.
Parenting is not easy in the 21st
century. Sometimes the hard
way is the right way., I don't
know whether putting parents
in jail is the answer. But since,
kids are not legally liable, some-
one has to be responsible not
the school system.
Bob Howat
Fernandina Beach,
I wrote the book The
Revealers, whose use in
Callahan Middle School was the
subject of a recent critical letter.
Like the letter writers, I'm a par-
ent-I have a son in college and
a stepson in middle school -

Gdtwi e6Gei

and like them, I'm involved with
a church (I,m writing this on
Sunday before heading off to
co-lead our church's Coming of
Age program for teenagers). I
bet we also have in common a
concern about the overwhelm-
ing flood of information and
entertainment options that are
available to young people today,
much of it pretty edgy if not cyn-
ically exploitive. I despise
"South Park," for one don't
even get me started! (The kids
know not to.)
The real issue is how to
respond. Thby, having appar-
ently looked at one page in my
book, have chosen to campaign.
against it, calling it offensive
and corrupting to young peo-
ple. It's easy to say, as some
local people have, that if these
parents had read The Revealers
;as a whole story, they might
feel differently. I'd like to think
.they would.
The Revealers is actually a
pretty moral story. It deals with
bullying, in the complex and
various ways that bullying hap-
pens in middle schools all over
this country. The heroes of my
story are three kids who stand
up to the culture of bullying in
their school, who find a way to
make everyone face the truth.
In order for The Revealers to
mean something to kids, almost
all of whom will at some point
have to cope with bullying in
some form in their own lives,
my story has to be honest. It
has to feel real.
Young adults are demand-
ing readers. The second they,
think a novel is preaching at

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them or sugarcoating reality,
most of them will put that book
down. So a YA novel that's full of
an author's ideas about how
people should act, instead of
how they actually do, simply
won't do young readers much
good. On the page in my book
where the letter writers find
offensive language, the charac-
ter speaking is a bully whose
word choices milmic what an
abusive parent has been saying
to him. Many real children live
in similar situations. Can I tell.
them exactly how to solve that
problem? Is growing up today
really that simple?
I don't think so. All through
their lives, our kids will have to
deal with other people's choic-
es, including those that are hurt-
ful or dishonest.'They'll have to
find 'their way through the
Internet age's flood of commu-
nication, entertainment, exploi-
tation. We need to help them
learn to guide their lives wisely
I think the letter writers and I
agree on this. There are many
resources that can help.
Religious books, of course, are
one. I believe that holiest, real-
istic fiction is another.
What can a story like mine
do for young people? It can give
them an experience that
respects' the realities they have
to sort through. It can help
them see howdifferent choices
may work out in real life and
it can help them learn to
empathize, to feel what another
person is going through. In'
short, it can help them to grow
But to do any of this, a real-
istic story has to keep one basic
trust- It has to be honest. It can't
pretend that people never hurt,
lie or swear. It has to keep faith
with the realities of kids' lives.
That's what I tried to do with
The Revealers, which has been
read by public schools, private
schools, Christian schools,
Catholic schools and Jewish
schools, so far without any cor-


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ruption that I've heard about. I Fernandina Beach exploded, cut spending back to their 2000
hope that in the future my book Total 'spending almost tripled, per capital level. Leave that $86
will be read in;CallahatnMiddle growing from $13 million in million per year in our private
School once again. 2000 to $35 million in 2008. sector for jobs and capital invest-
Doug Wilhelm Over the same time span the ment. If our local government
.' Rutland, Vt. budget for Nassau County grew will do it, we won't need a
Quiit dfging from $96 million in 2000 to a bailout from Washington.
high of $227 million in 2007. Clyde W. Davis
If you find yourself in a hole, Thankfully, spending was cut Fernandina Beach
the first thing to do is quit dig- back to $184 million for 2008.
going. Despite the reduction last year, Asset to the
In Florida the total number total spending grew by 91,per- community
of foreclosure filings in the state cent over the last eight-year
rose from 73,878 in 2006 to period, representing an addi- Several days, ago, on a
359,717 in 2009. That, is an tional $87 million in spending. Saturday after 1 p.m., we had a
increase of almost 387 percent. What does it all mean? serious problem with tires on
Tony Villamnil;,prinpipal advisor Across the 'state and in this our son's truck (from out of
to the Washiington Economics, county we are cutting the edu- town).
Group, told the Florida Bar that catiorial opportunities for our Mike Jacobsen of All Pro
in October 2008 there were next generation and people are Automotive willingly stayed at
335,000 civil cases pending in losing their homes and proper- his shop after hours to mount
the state of Florida,, of which ties at a;horrific rate. Mean- the tires. He did not have the
286,000 were mortgage fore- while, local government con-, correct size in stock and I had
closures. At the University of tines to spend money as if to purchase them elsewhere.
Florida, the College of Arts and there is simply no consequence. Mike and his company are an
Sciences is planning to cut 66 If we are to recover from the asset to our community.
faculty and staff, eliminate one current economic recession, Thanks, Mike.,
department and halve two oth- this madness simply has to stop. Ray Vernon
ers. Locally, the Nassau County If per capital spending had been Fernandina Beach
School Board is. closing one limited to our population growth Tea part
school and is cutting teachers rate, the county, budget would y
and programs. More' cuts are be about $118 million and our A group of citizens on
expected. It is unfortunate that city budget would be about Amelia Island are organizing a
we do not hear of similar cuts by $14.5 million. The county needs Tea Party rally in front of City
the city of Fernandina Beach to cut back another $66 million Hall on April 15 (204 Ash St.),
because our reality is that we in spending and the city anoth- the day tax returns are to be
are penalizing our next genera- er $20 million to bring it back to mailed. The Tea Party is part of
tion while local government the 2000 levels. / a national movement to protest
refuses to control its excesses. So you want a real, effective the spending of trillions of dol-
This is the hole we dig. local economic stimulus plan lars, which will leave our great-
Here is what I mean:. The that does not depend on lobby- grandchildren a debt they must
population of Fernandina Beach ing some faceless Washington pay. Rallies are scheduled in
grewfrow Q59-i0,QjO P q ,,,,qbueaucra-ttp yqu wantrt~g ,, 4 a,athouqnd cities across
in 2008. Meanwhile, the total improve during this recession. r... More informant a outme
expenditures ,by the city of Make your local governments rallies can be found on the
Internet at
We would appreciate any-
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many people as possible.
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We're overtaxed, over governed
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never been so important to pro-
tect your personal and business
information. Bernie Madoff is a
great example of what greed
does to people and should serve
notice that people who steal or
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Fernandina Beach




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City Hall's big

bullies reach

a new low

N ow l really can't believe this ... ah,
wait a minute, yes I can."
The big bullies at City Hall in
Fernandina Beach have reached a
new low.
They're picking on the physically and
mentally challenged! .
You heard it right
Felix Jones, downtown's icon, has now
been targeted.
What a sad, sad day this is.
Have we really grown so big for our
britches that we're picking
on the helpless and needy.
Everyone who has
I spent a minute downtown
knows Felix his talents
I and the wares he sells,
including this newspaper
Every Wednesday.
In addition to selling
peanuts, whole mangos -
.Y VIEW and pineapples and'sweet
potato pies from his tricy-
cle, he is an avid musician.
Foy Maloy. You can hear the tunes
Pblishr from his harmonica echo
Publisher through our lovely historic
streets almost every day of the week.
Felix is an ambassador and should be
granted immediate immunity from the bar-
rage from City Hall.
This situation is just another example of
City Hall flexing its muscle because it can
and not thinking about the ramifications.
And just because you can is often not a good
reason for taking action.
One of the primary roles of a community
newspaper is to take stands and speak out
for those that have no voice and this is an
outstanding example.
Felix, we're there with you. Hell, where
else can you get a whole pineapple and
sweet potato pie for lunch anymore these
days in our fine little town.
If Felix's occupation is erased by City
Hall then I suggest we ban the mayor also.
He's always downtown peddling something.
Foy Maloy Jr. is publisher of the News-


Puppy hugs, kitty issues
The Nassau Animal Expo Planning Com-
mittee would like to thank the community fore
the overwhelming response to the expo held
on March 21.
In our wildest dreams we could never have
envisioned such a great turnout The people of
Nassau County opened their hearts to us and
made this event a huge success.
Over 800 pounds of dog and cat food was
donated to help homeless animals, and over
$1,000 was raised to help support the Cats
Angels' low-cost spay neuter program. There
were 550 people who passed through the doors,
and 16 pets had microchips implanted.
Eight deserving pets found their forever
homes, and many happy children passed
through our Kids Korner., Quite a few individ-
uals took part in our silent auction and got
some real bargains.
We hope we were able to educate the pub-
lic about the importance of spaying and neu-
tering, responsible pet ownership, the won-
derful animals available from local shelters
and rescues for adoptions, and the awareness
of our natural resources.
Sincere thanks are extended to the local
merchants who donated not only merchan-
dise, but time helping to plan the event Every
Cats Angels volunteer who helped set up,
baked sweet treats, and was there to assist the
public deserves a huge pat on the back. A very
big thank you goes to Ms. Donna for getting up
so early to letus in the auditorium for set-up the
morning of the big day.
We are hoping to make this an annual event
every spring and will be expanding the number
of activities next year.
Thanks for making this a great first year.
Nassau County Animal Expo
Planning Committee
Nancy Douglas
Fernandina Beach



F elix Jones is as fami
Fernandina Beacha
that used to line the
colorful shrimp boa
quently salty skippers and c
gone now, casualties of the
advent of the new business
farms. Now Felix Jones' lon
town might be drawing to a
a few grumps who are unco
colorful and eclectic liveliho
It would be a shame for
would be a sin. It would be'
this little community of our
from its moorings and is dr
Anyone who's ever spen
downtown Fernandina Bea
He's a cheerful, industrious
handicapped man who makl
peanuts, fruit, crackers, can
papers from the basket on 1
bicycle. He also plays a mea
can buy a bag of peanuts fro
bluesy serenade while you
Everybody knows Felix.
several weeks ago with my
called him into a store and
of hot cocoa. He lit up like a
morning as he dismounted
stepped inside for his cocoa
I've been seeing Felix do
a young reporter back in th
Mike and Tim and Joey a
capped men who ride their
- are part of the landscape

here.'Only in little

They're trying to work with him, they say.



City is just

Editor's note: This is a copy of an e-mail that
City Manager Michael Czymbor sent Wednesday,
to the numerous people who wrote him cornm-.
plaining about a city bid to limit the activities of
peddler Felix Jones.
I would like to take this opportunity to
thank you for taking the time to send me an e-
mail regarding the article titled "City to curb
Felix's wheels" which appeared in today's
News-Leader. The city of Fernandina Beach
adopted an ordinance in, 1955 (Section 26-
66(a)) which states in part, "It shall be unlaw-
ful for any person, firm, or corporation to sell
from house to house or from any public street'
or sidewalk any produce, dairy product, staple
groceries, fresh or preserved fruits, vegeta-
bles, meats, goods, dandies or any other food
item within the city." The City Manager's job
pursuant to Section 25 a. of the City Charter is
"to see that the laws and ordinances are
The City Manager then hires code enforce-
Sment officers'and police officers which are
'"duly appointed arid'tak 'an oath to 'enforce the


laws fairly, responsibly and
without prejudice.
The City on many occa-
.;: '**; sions responds to com-
plaints regarding potential
i .. ,.. violations of City codes
and laws, In this case the
S. City received a few com-
plaints about Felix in
Czymbor regards to the safety of the
_food he was selling, was he
properly licensed or the
advertising on his bicycle. Once we receive
"any complaint we research it to see if it is legit-
imate, if it is a violation, and what reasonable
steps we can take to bring the "alleged viola-
tor'" into compliance.
- In this case we felt it was appropriate to sit
down with Felix's mother, Ms. McGowen, and
discuss with her the complaints that we did
receive, and the provisions of the City Code
that Felix was violating by his peddling. Ms.
McGowen was thankful and was appreciative
of out efforts in meeting with her.
The City also contacted the, presiderif ,.1 ll-

the law

Downtown Business Association to solicit his
cooperation with their membership in order to
allow Felix to peddle his wares on member's
private property if they wanted to do so. No
city employee, to the best of my knowledge,
has ever confronted, harassed, cited, or pro-
hibited Felix from peddling his wares on.the
street. We professionally, appropriately and
quietly resolved the matter.
I, nor anyone working for the City, cannot
control or would want to control what the
News-Leader writes or the slant or spin that is
placed on the-article. We. as civil servants, are
simply enforcing the laws and ordinances of
the City. If the City Commissjon elects to
amend this ordinance or any-other ordinance.
we will faithfully enforce thepp. Please contact
me -if I can be of any further service. Thank
Michael J. CzyTnbor
City Manager
City of Fernandina Beach, Florida '
Ph 904-277-7300
Fax 904-321-5758
'E-mail mc b,-,r.m'ir''

A sampling of letters to the city manager

I am outraged! Through friends here in
Fernandina I have learned of your negative opin-
ion of Mr. Felix Jones and that you wish to cur-
tail Felix's presence in our downtown area. Do
you not know that throughout its history
Fernandina and Fernandina Beach (since 1952)
have had many "colorful" residents and Felix is
just one more in that long line of "characters" that
make FB an interesting and enjoyable place to
live. What next, fashion police?
May the light of inspiration and the spirit of
curiosity enlighten you to see (and appreciate)
the uniqueness of those "characters" among us.
Jeff Peterson
Fernandina Beach

A'mainsta '
Felix Jones is a mainstay in our town. He is
one of the most enterprising and admirable char-
acters around. As a merchant who listens to his
music and buys his peanuts, sometimes even
his momma's.pound'cake, and consider my busi-
nesses one of the most tasteful art galleries on the
island, I have nothing but good wishes and please-
keep-on-doing-what-you-do wishes for Felix. I
actually just found out we share a last name (my
maiden name was Jones) and usJoneses do gotta
stick together. I
It's about time City Hall did something con-
structive and not destructive to influence our
town businesses. I have long feared that someone
would attack this fine young man and his survival
means in town.I support Felix as one who could
but has not set around on his patooty and waited
on the government to take care of him. He should
'be honored for overcoming the handicap he obvi-'
ously has and chose to stand on his own two feet
and be given a special lifetime "permit" or what-
ever you'need to legally keep and guarantee his
business and allow him to continue his music
and his selling as long as he is able to spin the
wheels on that tricycle.
No one in town can help but smile when he
plays his harmonica with his added "whooee"
here and there.
Shame on you for picking on this issue when
you have such other important duties waiting to
be tended to and doubly shame on whoever com-
plained and would begrudge Felix a way to con-
tribute to the town and his own livelihood.
Sandra Baker-Hinton
Fernandina Beach
Special people
I am a resident of Fernandina Beach, having
been born here 55 years ago. I have lived here
my whole life and have raised two great children
When I was growing up, we had "Peanut" a
local African-American male who, like Felix, made
a living for himself by selling peanuts. He was lim-
ited in his abilities just like Felix.
All the children, me included, loved being
able to talk to Peanut and buy from him and we
learned there were people in this world who
were not "like" the rest of us but contributed to

Felix Jones on Centre Street
----------. -- -----

the world in a special way.
My children have had the privilege of know-
ing several "special" people in this community,
Felix being only one of them. I believe Felix and
the others touch and teach our young to be a for-
giving generation. They learn to accept others for
what they offer, not for how they walk, talk, etc.
I have seen Felix playing his harmonica to a
delighted audience on Centre Street. Young and
old alike, locals and visitors seem to enjoy his
repertoire. I have never seen him be disrespect-
ful to anyone, he is always very polite. To put an
end to this enjoyment he gains from selling his
wares/singing his songs would be a disgrace for
the city of Fernandina Beach.
I pray and hope you can find a way to appease
the naysayers in this city.
Linda Howison
Fernandina Beach
Tolerate differences
I am writing this to express my concern over
the removal of Felix Jones from the downtown
streets of Fernandina Beach. Why are we as a
community banning access to a member of our
community who is not breaking any laws? I am
deeply concerned that we are uncomfortable
with his presence for reasons that have to do with
his abilities rather than his character.
A community's inability to tolerate differ-
ences can have an extremely negative effect on
our ability to grow, prosper and provide an
enriching environment for all to live in'.
I strongly urge you to reconsider this decision
to remove Mr. Jones. At a time in history when
we need so desperately to practice acceptance
and to look at everyone's gifts not just those
that we like barring expression to a loving
member of our community is extremely trou-
bling and potentially terrifying.
I urge you to reflect deeply on this.
Sinda Nichols
Fernandina Beach

Gentle presence
Mr. Jones was one of the first people who
was kind enough to greet us, when we
originally "looked" at Fernandina a few years
ago. He was gentle, respectful and his
presence reflected a community that could be
tolerant and inclusive, even of one not fit-
ting a cookie-cutter model. And his peanuts were
My regret is that I have not seen him this year.
I miss him and have been concerned for his
health. I hope we might see and greet him for
many years into the future.
Jo-Ann Leimberg
Amelia Island
'Say it isn't so'
One of the charms of our historicdpwntown,
center is the smiling and entertaining presence
of Felix Jones there. Understand that the city is
now considering removing him from the street
as a nuisance.
Surely, this is not the case because Felix is
anything but a nuisance. At the very least,
he is a wonderful and memorable ambassador
for our community and a treasured local

Trish Dooley
Fernandina Beach

'Politically numb'

It's seems incredulous that city staff is so
politically numb as to make Felix a target of
your zealous management.
Once it was brought, to your attention you
-might have simply found a way to quietly
resolve the matter rather. than 'make an
issue out of it. Why does city staff insist
on picking up "hot coals" on such a regular
basis? You really caught the public attention on
Tom Martin
Fernandina Beach
I have known Felix and his mother, Geneva
for years. Felix is up early every morning to
visit the shops and vendors on Centre Street to
sell his newspaper allotment for the day and sell
a bag of peanuts for those who want to buy one.
The government has not bankrupted his com-
pany "Felix and Mom" so far.
Like the bed and breakfasts, we may be
watching another step in destroying part of what
helps make up the ambiance and character of the
Historic District. We may also destroy a per-
son's life and what may at best be called a "busi-
I can empathize with the courage and "niche"
marketing that Felix fills. This is his life and
place. We make many compromising decisions
about trees; land swaps and signs on Centre
Street, let's not make a compromise decision
that really harms a disadvantaged human being
that is part of our social fabric in the Historic
Paul A. Barnes
Fernandina Beach


FRIDAY, April 3.2009 NEWS News-Leader eA

we lost our moorings?

liar to downtown towns like Fernandina Beach Really? By telling a handicapped man who's
as the shrimp boats can they exist and get along been making an honest living this way for as
e waterfront. The 'j with a fair amount of inde- long as I can remember that he's got to find
ats and their fre- pendence and dignity. People another way to do it? By taking away the joy he
crewmen are mostly I' t respect them and look out for gets in his work when he meets people on the
times and the them and accept them. street he's known his entire life? Thanks but no
of corporate aqua ," Sadly, as the complexion of thanks, Mr. Man.
ig history down- this community changes, I've heard it speculated that perhaps it's a
I close, a casualty of there are some who don't wel- racial thing. Felix is black. I don't think so. I
)mfortable with his come people like Felix, Mike, think it's worse than that. I think it's pure old
ood. CUP OF Tim and Joey in the places garden-variety devilry and meanness, which is
that to happen. It JOE where other people gather. and always has been colorblind.
an indicator that Felix and people like him We live in a society of laws and rules.
s has come loose don't fit in with the new Without them, there'd be anarchy. But laws
lifting towards perdi- Joe Palmer scheme of things, as these and rules not tempered with fairness and com-
types see it. In the funky little passion amounts to tyranny. We have to ask
it any time at all in beach towns of yesteryear, the Felix Joneses of ourselves whether we're content to stand by
ch knows Felix. the world were welcomed with open arms and and watch Felix Jones get lost in the machin-
s, hardworking warm smiles. Now they're apt to be treated .. ery. If we are, who'll be there to speak up for us
;es a living peddling with cold suspicion or contempt. when the great grinding wheel turns our way?
idy bars and news- So after years of peddling his wares of There's no neutrality. Our silence is our acqui-
his three-wheeler boiled peanuts, crackers, cookies, fruit, news- escence. One voice crying out alone might go
an harmonica. You papers and candy bars downtown, someone unheard. A multitude of voices crying out as
om Felix and get a has decided that Felix should go. A litany of one can move nations.
enjoy your snack. sorry excuses. He doesn't have a business I pity the person who started this terrible
..I was downtown license. You're not supposed to street vend in wrong. I think he or she sorely misread the
wife and someone public. His wares might present health prob- temperament of this community. By and large,
treated him to a cup lems (not that I've ever heard of anyone getting it still has a big heart. For what it's wofth, I
a kid on Christmas sick from eating boiled peanuts unless they got predict that those who gainsay Felix will dis-
his bike and a bellyache from being a pig and eating too cover that they're the square pegs in the round
a. dang many). They're not trying to run him off, holes. Come hell or high water, we'll rally
downtown since I was they say. They just want to restrict him to a sta- around Felix. It could get awful lonely where
ie 1980s. Felix and tionary location. As if that would make his his detractors are.
few other handi- peanuts any safer to eat even if they were taint- Joe Palmer of Fernandina Beach writes regu-
bikes around town ed. . larly for the News-Leader



Chrystal Cassidy and
Anthony Dietz, both of Yulee,
will' be married at 2 p.m. on
April 11, 2009, at Yulee
Baptist Church with the Rev.
Michael Fox officiating. The
reception will follow at the
Woman's Club of Fernandina
The bride-elect is the
daughter of James and Gayle
Clark of Yulee.
The groom-elect is the son
of Earl and Gail Dietz of

Chrissy Morrow and
David Woodward, both of
Yulee, will be married on May
30, 2009, at the Florida House
Inn in Fernandina Beach.


M'Army Pvt. Jennifer R. Yulee.
Moughton has graduated U Army Pvt. Joshua RI
from basic combat training at Taylor has graduated from
Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. basic combat training at Fort
During the nine weeks of Jackpon, Columbia, S.C.
training the soldier studied During the nine weeks of
the Army mission, history, tra- training the soldier studied
edition and core values, physi- the Army mission, history, tra-
cal fitness and received edition and core values, physi-
instruction and practice in cal fitness and received
basic combat skills, military instruction and practice in.
weapons, chemical warfare basic'combat skills, military
and bayonet training, drill weapons, chemical warfare
and ceremony, marching, and bayonet training, drill and
rifle marksmanship, armed ceremony, marching, rifle
and unarmed combat, map marksmanship, armed and
reading, field tactics, military unarmed combat, map read-
courtesy, military justice sys- ing, field tactics, military cour-
temrn, basic first aid, foot tesy, military justice system,
marches and field training basic first aid, foot marches
exercises. arid field training exercises.
She is the daughter of He is the son of Vince and
Robert and Angelia Moughton Brenda Taylor of Burmeister
of Blackrock Road in Yulee. Road, Fernandina Beach. The
The private is a 2002 graduate private is a 2008 graduate of
of Nassau Christian Academy, Yulee, High School.

Book festival to host

best-selling author

The Amelia Island Book
Festival will host New York,
Times best-selling author
Dorothea Benton Frank at a
Southern themed luncheon at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia :
Island, on July 15 at 11:30 a.m.
The fundraising event
kicks bff Frank's book tour
for her upcoming novel,
Return to Sullivan Island, due
out June 29, and a sequel her
earlier novel, Sullivan's
Island. Tickets for the lunch
and talk are $50 each and
book clubs and other groups
can purchase tables of 10.
Friends of the Festival at the
$250 and up level are entitled
to a 10 percent ticket dis-
A frequent speaker on cre-
ative writing, Frank has
appeared on NBC's Today
Show, Parker Ladd's Book
Talk and many local network
affiliated television stations.
Amelia Island is one of
Frank's first stops on a nation-
al tour.
'The Amelia Island Book
Festival is pleased to have an
author of Frank's stature. .
How can we miss with a best-
selling author, The Ritz-'
Carlton and Amelia Island?"
said Dickie Anderson, festival
executive director, in a press
The luncheon fundraiser is
one of several events the festi-

Dorothea Benton Frank

val plans in preparation for its
annual weekend, set foP'Feb.
11-13, 2010. Tee Off for
Reading, the first annual
Amelia Island Book Festival,
Golf Tournament,' is sched-
uled for July at 8:30 a.m. at
the Golf Club of Amelia.
Tickets for the scramble are
$100 a person. A discount of
10 percent is available to .
Friends of the Festival at the
$250 and up level.
Established eight years
ago, the Amelia Island Book
Festival is a non-profit 501
(c) 3 organization that pro-
motes literacy among chil-
dren and adults by showing
that reading is fun and worth
while. For information visit
www.ameliaislandbookfesti-, or call Anderson at


NAACP youth
T hat the generations The
to come might son of li
know God, even comes
the children which goes. E
should be born that they one oft,
might set their hope in God, full of le
and not forget the works of sons to
God, but keep his command- becaus-
ments. Showing to the gener- have a (
ation to come the praises of of season
the Lord, His strength and and we
His wonderful works He has in Him
done. know th
An evening of enjoyment sons. It
was given by the Nassau springti
County NAACP youth and we hav
college chapter on Friday much to
evening in the Willie Mae learn, s
Ashley Auditorium at the much to
Peck Center. son and
Many young people from mind. Ju
the community came out to of love
enjoy the talents as well as God
the performers. It was good those w
to see the parents and adults singing
that also took an interest in glory. TI
what the young people were first pla
doing. Sent." I
Everyone that called for sing
about participating in the tal Paymer
ent show did not come but Daniels
those who were there weath- the Spa
ered the storm to come hear was not
and see good clean singing appreci
and dancing. Sum

and it
is is
show e
e we
trust NOW
to THE
ie rea- ..
ime, Mayb
e so Kirki
o much to grove
o discern of life
[ what God has
ust to see His h
and heart so kin
truly has bless
'ho participated
and dancing to
'rinity Marshall
ce singing "He
Kita Jones was
:ing "Chasing
nt." Our emcee,
s, sang "His Eye
rrow." Of course
judged to win,
ated for partici
mer is coming

Glorious Rutter presented tonight, Sunday

The Island Chamber Singers are pre-
senting their Spring Concert tonight, 8
p.m. and April 5 at .3 p.m. at the Amelia
Chapel on Amelia Island Plantation.
"Glorious Rutter!" features music by
John Rutter and accompanied by brass,
organ, timpani, percussion and directed
by Jane Lindberg.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for stu-
dents and children 5 and under are
admitted free. Tickets may be purchased
at the Gateway Chamber of Commerce,
the Visitors' Welcome Center on Centre
'Street, from any Island Chamber Singer
or at the door. Please visit or call
Springer Controls at 225-0575. ,
"The Lord Egmont Reception for,
Princess Amelia" is the theme for this
year's third annual History Alive event,
sponsored by the Amelia Island
Museum of History April 15 at 5 p.m. at
the historic Chadwick House and gar-.
dens, 121 N. Sixth St. Several historic
figures will be re-enacted who were
important to Amelia Islantd'shistory.,
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be
served and tickets are $45 per person
before April 6 and $50 after. Proceeds
support museum programs and renova-
tions. A raffle will be held for a Royal Spa
treatment for two, provided by The Ritz-

Carlton, Amelia Island,
valued at $1,000. For
more information and
to reserve tickets, call
the museum at 261-
,7378, ext. 100, or visit
An "Exhibit of
Watercolors" by club
PLNTATION member Louise
NM'NS Mozena is being pre-
sented at the
"" Intercoastal Wine
'Lauren Lowe Company, 10 N. Second
Barry St., through April 30.
Intercoastal Wine is
open Monday through
Thursday, 1-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday,
1-10 p.m., and is closed on Sundays.,
The Annual Spring Fling Dinner
Dance of the Men's Newcomers Club in
association with the Women's
Newcomers Club is at Amelia Island
Plantation April 18. As'You Like itwilL ...
cater tlh- affair, with Ohusic and danucigiz'!:
provide by the Instant Groove: Cocktails
are at 5:30'p.m., followed by dinner at
.6:30 p.m. and dancing from 7-10 p.m.
Bring-your-own-bottle as soft drinks and
set-ups will be provided. Cost is $42.50
per person. Please mail your check to:

Bob Keane, 1793 Mariners Walk, Amelia
Island, FL 32034. Attire is "southern
casual," no jeans please. Reservations
close April 10. For more information
contact Bob LaPlaca at 225-0617 or
The Eighth Annual Roy C. Taylor, Jr.
Golf Tournament sponsored by the
Republican Party of Nassau County is
April 27 (rain date May 4) at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club. The
Shotgun Start is at 12:30 p.41. for the
Captain's Choice/handicap tournament
and is limited to 120 participants.:The
entry fee is $75 per golfer, which
includes the golf and heavy hors d'oeu-
vres at the Team and Individual Awards
presentation. Non-golfers are also invit-
ed for hors d'oeuvres at the presentation
for only $20. Checks.need to be payable
to the Republican Party of Nassau
County, and mailed to: P.O. Box 15573,
Fernandina Beach FL 32035. Tee and
green sponsorships are available for
S$100 and-$250. ..... ..
-Cobntact BoblBrown-ati2j.-5685 or.L "[
TomSme'eton at 3214139 f6r informa-
tion. There is acutoff date.
Mark your calendars for the next
Plantation Ladies luncheon on May 12 at
the Long Point Clubhouse. This lunch-
eon is featuring a fashion show..


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.. ''

Norma M. Storms of
iAmelia Island traveled to
Florida Southern College,
Lakeland, recently to join the
Fifty-Year Club on the 50th
anniversary of her class
graduation. She was the
1959 recipient of the col-
lege's highest honor.- Honor
Walk Student and the
Valedictorian of her class.
Flying in from California to
join her was the 1959 Miss
Southern, Carol J. Marshall,
and traveling from Georgia
to join his Class of 1959 was
Thomas Hamilton, the stu-
dent government president.
They are pictured with the
college president, Dr. Anne
Kerr, and Lee Mayhall, vice
president of College
"It was a iime to remem-
ber wonderful memories and
to be with classmates that
made those memories possi-
SUMtMrrED ble," said Storms.

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Sometimes the sheer size of a task has a paralyzing
S effect on us. Howdo you overcome the blank page or
computer screen in front of you when you know you
have a twenty-page report to write? The answer is,
"one word at a time." When I was in graduate school
and procrastinating getting started on my
-3 .$OU SE dissertation, I was effectively paralyzed by the size
and scope of my task, since I knew I had to write
roughly two-hundred pages of scholarly material.
Sensing what was going on, my advisor suggested
thall write a page per day, and this advice worked
wonders. I certainly couldn't sit down and just write
two hundred pages, but I could write a page a day.
The moral of the story here is that doing some small
Go to the ant, bit every day to advance towards our goal will get us
there, no matter how big the goal. Even the journey of
0 sluggard; a thousand miles begins
consider her ways, with a single step. And 1 ,
you can always go, one
and be wise. more step, which
R.S. Proverbs 6:6 eventually gets us to
our goal.

'evening of enjoyment'
so much to do. God leads us support with our youth coun-
through the storms we go cil. Felicia Greet serves as
through. We want to train up president.
our youth in the way they Thanks to all who came
should go, hoping that as and supported our youth and
they grow, they will grow college chapter of the
with Jesus. When we allow NAACP We need you to
them to do what they want come join us. Our meeting
to, without any guidance, right now is held at the Peck
they can get a bit wild. Center on the first Monday
AND However, with Godly people of each month at 5:30 p.m.
EN working with NAACP youth, We are Nassau County, so we
. they receive proper guidance want to go to other areas in
and welcome all youth to get the county to have our meet-
belle involved. ings. We invite all youth in
and Some of our branch mem- Nassau County to come trav-
beis were on hand to support el with us. Travelifig to other
w, and the youth council Branch states is part of our plan.
's les- President Cour tnekiTyson- Special thanks to our judges
in Shelby, First Vice Charles Georgia Johnson and Sherry
lands Albert, Vivian Hardy and Smith. We invite you to come
nd. many other adults. Other support out youth.
sed activities are being planned. Birthday wishes to
d in One of our upcoming events Seatreya McMillan, Leonard
His will be the Shrimp Festival. Ross, Virginia Loyd, Alisha
1 won Their booth faces Brett's Brown, Samuel Peterson,.
aven Waterway Cafe. Aldo Brown Jr., Jonecia
second If you have two or more Smith, Father Joe
hours to volunteer to support Richardson, Jimmye
, Randy them, please get in touch Williams, Nicole Pressley,
e is On with our branch president or Willie Pollard, William
se, he youth advisors Vernetta Holmes Jr., Alexander Way,
just Spaulding at 261-0801 and Ruby Dawson, and a very
pating. Maybelle Kirkland-Brown at happy Resurrection Sunday
with 277-3285. They welcome any to everyone.

Miss Cassidy, Mr. Dietz

The bride-blect is the
daughter of Bo and Brenda
Smith of Yulee.
The groom-elect is the son
of Patty Woodward of

Dr. Jesse Greenblum,
Board Certified Ob-Gyn is pleased to
announce he is associated with the
Amelia Island Surgery Center
for minimally invasive surgeries.
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FRIDAY, April 3,2009/News-Leader


Heading back to the only real answer

I wouldn't believe it was happen-
ing to me, and wouldn't you
know it, right in front of a pre-
cious couple that calls me their
pastor. All my efforts to overcome
had failed. Trust me, I tried every-
thing. If the woman hadn't offered
me some of her egg salad, and if I
hadn't been bending up and down
bucketing fresh water into the boat's
bait-well, I probably would have
been just fine. None of that mattered
now though. I was seasick. Yep,
Pastor Rob, hanging over the edge
of the boat, doing his best to main-
tain his holy calling in the sight of
some of his flock.
Now if you're reading this article
and have never been seasick, God

bless you. I tell
you, it's one of the
worst experiences
known to man.
Just when you
think you're fin-
ished hanging over
the side of the boat
the process starts
all over again.
PULPIT Sorry for conjur-
NOTES ing up the image
but it's just the
facts. My poor
Pastor friends did every-
Rob Goyette thing they could to
support me in my
time of need. From handing me a
fishing pole with a fighting fish on

the line, to starting interesting con-
versations designed to get my mind
off the rolling sea, yet none of it was
working, and they knew it.
While I understand there are a
lot of motion sickness remedies out
there, once you're sick, none of that
seems to matter. For me, there's
only one real cure for seasickness
and it's called land. Now you may
not go to church anywhere, but if
you've been seasick before this is a
great place to say amen! \"
As a bit of a side note, I'm
extremely grateful that my friends
were willing to pull up anchor and
get me back to dry ground. Though
I was willing to tough it out for the
sake of trying to catch a few more

fish, their years of experience, and
I'm sure my green facial color, told
them what they had to do. Get me
Though this world offers all
kinds of potential solutions for our
problems, there's only one remedy
for our sin it's the blood of Jesus.
Just like my seasickness, we can try
all kinds of things to make our sins
go away but, until we look to the
Lord, all we're doing is prolonging
the inevitable. If we refuse Him,
which by the way we're perfectly
free to do, it's only a matter of time
before we find ourselves hanging
over the edge and being confronted
with our true condition.
As people all over the world slow

down during this season to ponder
the great price that Jesus paid to set
us free, and to celebrate His resur-
rection, it seems fitting for us to pull
up anchor and head back to the only
real place where lasting change
occurs the foot of Jesus' cross.
The great fisherman Peter, who
eventually became the great apostle,
knew just what he meant when he
said these words about Jesus,
"Neither is there salvation in any
other: for there is none other name
under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved." Acts
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


The community is invited 11 a.m. April 11.
to join First Presbyterian Easter Sunday begins at
Church as it celebrates Palm, 6 a.m. with The Great Vigil at
Sunday April 4 and ebontinue 6 a.m. Bring a bell. Incense
the journey to Easter with the will be used.
following activities: At 8 a.m. the Easter
The Chancel Choir will Celebration breakfast will be
present an Easter cantata and held, followed at 9 a.m. by a
communion will be served on Festival Chioral Eucharist
Maundy Thursday, April 9, at indoors.
7 pm. in the Sanctuary. Concurrently, an outdoor
Nursery will be provided. The service will also be held at 9
Sanctuary is located at 9 N. a.m. with the flowering of the
Sixth St. cross and the children's choir.
A pancake breakfast will At 11 a.m. a Festival
be served in Jim Thomas Hall Choral Eucharist will be held
from 7:30-8:30 a.m.. on Easter indoors with incense. For
morning following the information call 261-4293.
Community Sunrise Service' *
at Fort Clinch. Passion of Our Lord/Palm
1* Easter worship services Sunday service April 5 at
with communion will be at Prince of Peace Lutheran
8:30 and 11 a.m. in the Church will begin in. the new
Sanctuary. Contemporary Narthex, with palm proces-
worship will be in the Anchor sion into the sanctuary at 8
(515 Centre St.) at 11 a.m. a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Nurserywill be available for Holy week services at
all services. Prince of Peace begin on
For information call the Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m.
church office at 261-3837. with foot washing, remember-
S ing the servant nature of
Palm Sunday service Christ, along with Holy
April 5 at St. Peter's Episcopal Communion.
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., Good Friday service at 7
begins with the liturgy at 7:30 p.m. with a Tenebrae Service
a.m. in the church; 8:45 a.m. of Darkness remembering
in the courtyard; and gather the darkness
'in front of the Nassau County, surrounding Christ's death
Courthouse downtown at ...,, as,we await Easter, morning .
10:30 a.m.ffira pobeessiontilotla ,~',si Easter Sunday,.,- '.'.. -'--
the church. Resurrection Celebration with
Holy Week services at Holy Communion will be at 8
St. Peter's begin at 6 p.m. on a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
April 6, 7 and 8; 12:10 p.m. on An Easter Egg Hunt will
April 8; and 6.p.m. Maundy be during Sunday School at
Thursday, April 9. Vigil' 9:30 a.m. All are invited. For
begins 9 p.m. April 9 and ends" information call the
at 10 a.m. on Good Friday, *, church office at 261-6306
with services that day at 11:30 or visit
a.m. (stations of the cross), ** *
12:10 p.m. (liturgy), 3 p.m. New Vision Congregation-
(children's program). al Church invites you to begin
The Holy Saturday chil- your journey into Holy Week
dreh's Eggstravaganza is at by worshipping with them on

Palm Sunday, April 5 at 10
a.m. The worship service will
feature brief meditations fol-
lowed by a question that
encourages your own person-
al reflection and the signifi-
cance of Holy Week in your
own life and faith. During
times of reflection, inspira-
tional piano music provided
by Jane Lindbergh, director
of music, will set the tone.
Services are held at 96074 .
Chester Road in Yulee, just
off AlA, in space provided by
the Springer Controls Com-
pany. For information call 225-
0539, or view the mission
statement at www.aboutam

Providence Presbyterian
'Church Holy Week schedule

Palm Sunday, April 5 at
9:30 a.m., weather permitting,
worship will begin outdoors
with a reading about Palm
Sunday from the Gospel from
Mark. The congregation will
than process into the church.
with palms.
Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, April 6, 7 and 8,
'10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the
church will be open with self-
guided stations for prayer,
reflection and quiet contem-
plation of the cross. At 11:30
a.m. each day, the Rev. Bob
Phelps or a member of the
leadership team will lead a
time of guided prayer.:
I Maundy Thursday, April
9, 7 p.m., a Tenebrae Service
will include prayer, a sermon
and choral music to help you
experience Christ's Holy

Week journey. Communion is
a part of this evening service.
I Good Friday, April 10, at
noon, a service of solemn
worship to help you reflect on
the crucifixion.'
Holy Saturday, April 11,
the church will remain dark
all day.
The Easter Sunday serv-
ice, April 12, will begin at 9:30
a.m. All are welcome to join in
any of the services.
Providence is located at 96537
Parliament Drive, Suite C (off
Old Nassauville Road in
Yulee). Call 432-8118, visit or
e-mail providenceyulee@com-
Yulee United Methodist
Church presents "Judas the
Betrayer" at 11 a.m. April 5,

detailing the final days of
Jesus Christ, as told through
Judas Iscariot portrayed by.
the Rev. Lee Weaver of St.
Augustine. Wistfully he
recounts the miracles, the
things he saw with his own
eyes; he explains his frustra-
tion and his decision to
betray. With anguish he
details the Last Supper and
the events leading to the cru-
cifixion. For more information
visit www.leeweavermin-

Join First Baptist Church
as it celebrates Our Savior
Lives! beginning April 5, Palm
Sunday, at 6:30 p.m. when the
Music.Ministfy presents. "The
Risen Christ,"-a musical

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Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
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A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
Come Grow With Us

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

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

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9 N. 6" Street
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Worship 8:30 & Iio
Sunday School 9.500O
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Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor

Holy Thursday Mass April 9 7:00pm
Good Friday Services April 10 Stations of the Gross 3:00pm
Passion and Communion 7:00pm
Easter Vigil Mass -Saturday- April 11 8:30pm
Easter Day Masses Sunday,- April 11 8am-10am-12noon
Easter Sunday Masses will be outside please bring a lawn chair
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904 277-6566.
also call 904-277-0550

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Sunday School ....... . .... .9:45A.M.
Worship Service .......... .. 10:SSA.M.
DIscipleshIp Training........... 6:OORM.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided

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

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

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
S'Youth, Nursery &
Children's Ministries

Rob & ChristleGoyette 321-2117
Senior Pastors On AA mile weS t of Amelia island

Innovative Se, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere
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
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Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904*225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
Heart ofthe City
With the Desire to be in the
Hearts ofAll People
Sud New MeobersCls 9a.m.
Sunay School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship II a.m.
WednesdayMid-week Service 7-9p.m.
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9:15am Palm Sunday, April.5" .
S Dramatic Reading: The Passion of '
Jesus Christ According to Mark
Sermon: Christ Crucified
Special music by the Chapel Choir

5:00pm Thursday, April 9'1
Maundy Thursday Communion Service

36 Bowman Road
Amelia Island Plantation Behind the Reception Center
(904) 277-4414
-All Are Welcome-


An Interdenominational Community Church

Easter Services
April 12. 2009,o, ,, 'n

7:00 am Sunrise Service will be in
front of the Amelia Inn

Brass Quartet at all Services
9:15 & 11:00 am Easter Worship
Chapel Choir with Irene Lumpkin, soloist

Location: 36 Bowman Road
Amelia Island Plantation Behind the Reception Center

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Inc., in conjunction with the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, is
sponsoring a project to collect,
recycle, treat and properly dis-
pose of household hazardous
waste and electronics.
The event is scheduled for
April 25 between 9 a.m. and 2
p.m., or untilthe collection
vehicles are full, whichever
occurs first It will take place in
the Yulee Home Depot Parking,
lot (A1A and Chester Road).
Items acceptable for col-'
lection include used oil, oil fil-
ters, gasoline, anti-freeze, bat-
teries, fertilizers, pesticides,
insecticides, poisons, comput-
ers, televisions, aerosol cans,
household cleaners, fluores-
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paint thinners, paint'and paint
products and photographic
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groups to socialize while assisting in
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as ammunition, dynamite and
blasting caps; reactives such
as crystallized ethers, picric
acid and sodium and phos-
phorus metals; radioactive or
infectious wastes; and pres-
surized cylinders such as
propane or LP gas tanks and
compressed gases.
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and be cautious of dangerous
items, which include: leaking
containers, which must be
packed in a larger container
with an absorbent material
such as cat litter or oil
absorbent; do not mix different
or unknown materials togeth-
er; containers must be labeled

(if you cannot identify the con-
tents, then label it unknown);
pack the containers in boxes
with dividers.
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and cleanup is a wonderful
opportunity for groups to
socialize while assisting in
beautifying Nassau County.
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available throughout the year
for interested individuals and
organizations to partake in
community beautification
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The Spring Master
Gardener Plant Sale today and
April 4 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. will
offer Master Gardener-propa-
gated plants, select trees and
shrubs and "plant goodies" for
your garden, including cus-
tom painted planters, created
by talented Master
Gardeners. Guest speakers
include James Loper teaching
"Native Plants" and Lyn
Lisenby with "Planting for
Wildlife." Horticulture Agent,
Becky Jordi and Nassau
County Master Gardeners will
also host several sessions.
The plant sale is at the Nassau
County Extension Yulee
Satellite Office, 86026 Pages
Dairy Road.
All proceeds benefit the
Nassau County Master Gar-
dener program and the volun-
teer community projects they
perform in Nassau County.
For information, call the
Extension office at 548-1116.
Booth with a cause
The Fernandina Farmers
Market Booth With A Cause
program will host the Nassau
Council of the Visually
Impaired & Blind on April 4.
This group was formed in
2007 by Nassau County resi-
dents facing the possibility of
losing their sight. After a year
of monthly meetings and
growth, they organized to
become the Nassau Council of
the Visually Impaired & Blind,
which is also part of the
Florida Council of the Blind.
Their.mission is to give
support to each other as well
as share educational pro-
grams with the latest informa-
tion on medical studies and
breakthroughs that can help
prevent blindness.
Information will be available
for anyone with limited vision
from an eye disease or who is
blind. A beautiful basket of
goodies will be raffled, with all
proceeds going to the Visual
Aids and Scholarship pro-
grams to assist the college
education of young people
with limited sight or blind-
The market is opert every
* Sat rday-fronf9 W'm.- 1 p.rat.
Seventh and Centre streets.
Call 491-4872 or visit www.fer-
Confederate taste
"The Tale & Taste of Eight
Flags" will be featured at the
Fernandina Farmers Market
on April 4. 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,

ket will
the tale
taste of
the last
flags to be hoisted on Amelia
Island on April 4. Enjoy tales
by the Amelia Island Museum
of History's representation
exhibit of when Confederate
sympathizers took control in
1861 and finally in 1862, when
Union forces restored federal
control of the island and
raised the American flag.
Wild pigs roamed the land-
scape during'this time so
enjoy a traditional "pig roast"
with carrots.and potatoes,
black-eyed peas and corn
bread by Checkers. The mar-
ket, open every Saturday from
9 a.m.-1 p.m., features farm
fresh produce as well as
organic products and specialty
foods. It is located at Seventh
and Centre streets. Call 491- -
4872 or visit www.fernandina-,
Nature hike
Join a park ranger for a
leisurely paced hike to discov-
er the island's natural commu-
nities on April 5 at 1 p.mni at
the Ribault Club at Fort.
George Island Cultural State
Park. Participants are encour-
aged to bring bug spray and
bottled water. For information
call (904) 251-2320. ,
Sunset with the birds
Join the naturalists at
Amelia Island Plantation as
they watch Amelia's beautiful
birds come in for the night on
April 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. As
you travel around the ;
Plantation's natural surround-
.ings you may spot egrets,
herons, wood storks, ducks
and other birds feeding and
roosting and enjoy the view of
the sun setting over the
inarsh. Meet at Amelia Island
Plantation's nature center.
Cost is $10 per person, binoc-'
ulars provided. Call 321-5082
to reserve your spot ,
SeaTurtle Watch (
Amelia Island Sea Turtle
Watch, Inc. will hold its orga-
nizational meeting on April 14
at 6:30 p.m. in the Media
Center of Fernandina Beach,
High School on Citrona Drive.
Anyone interested in volun-
teering for the 2009 sea turtle
nesting season monitoring

program is welcome. For
information, call 583-1913.
Vegetable gardening
On April 15 Master Gar-
deners Howard North and
Bertie and Marshall Tanner
Nassau will conduct a
Landscape Matters class on
vegetable gardening at the
UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden on
Nassau Place in Yulee. The
session will review seasonal
gardening for vegetables,
including seeds and starter
plants, container gardening of
vegetables, as well as what
vegetables grow during differ-
ent seasons. The session is
free and open to the public.
For more information, call
Horticiulture Extension Agent
Rebecca jordi at 548-1116.
Earth Day walk
Our Greenway leads a
nature walk on Egans Creek
Greenway every third
Saturday of the month. The
walk on April 18 at 9 a.m. will
celebrate Earth Day and will
feature the south half of the
Greenway starting at Jasmine
Street. Participants are
encouraged to bring water,
sun protection, bug juice,
comfortable walking shoes.
and optionally field guides and
Meet at the entrance to the
Greenway on Jasmine Street.
Walk will depart at 9 a.m., pro-
ceed to the south end and
loop back to, Jasmine Street. It
is free and open to the public.
For information call 277-7350
or visit
Bird club
The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet April 18 at 8
a.m. at Amelia Island
Plantation. Tell security at the
main gate that you are with
the Nassau County Bird Club
and ask for directions to
Walkers Landing. Bring binoc-
ulars, field guide, bug juice,
sunscreen, sunshades, rain
gear, layered clothing and
water. For information call ,
Carol Wyatt at 261-9272 or e-
Spqringyard sale
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Nassau Auxiliary will hold a
spring yard sale, on April 18
from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the old
Ron Anderson car dealership
on Sadler Road.
Donations may be dropped
off at the site on April 16 and
* 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. For
information contact the
Auxiliary Office at 321-3818.

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drama of Christ's life, cruci-
fixion and resurrection as
told through the characters
of John the disciple, Peter
and Mary Magdalene. On
Easter morning, April 12,
begin the celebration with a
Sunrise Service at Peters
Point at 7 a.m. Afterwards at
the church enjoy LIFE
groups at 9 a.m. and worship
at 10:15 a.m. The church is
located at 1600 S. Eighth St.
Contact the church at 261-
3617 or visit

Solid Rock Church of
God by Faith, 86138 Palm
Tree Drive. Yulee, invites
the community for the ,fol-
lowing events:
The Praise, Power and
Resurrection Crusade
Service on April 10 at 7:30
p.m. The speaker is Evange-
list Adeleane Dixon of Penny
Join the Youth Ministry
for a "Hunt for the Golden
Egg" for youth ages 3 to 12
on April 11 from noon-2 p.m.
Games, prizes and lunch will
be served.
An Easter sunrise serv-
ice on April 12 at 6:30 a.m.
Service includes candlelit
service, speaker Evangelist
Anita Richo, praise and wor-
ship. Breakfast hours are
8:30-10 a.m. every Sunday.
.* Easter morning wor-
ship service on Sunday,

April 12 at 11:30 a.m.
Speaker is Dr. Harry J.
Johnson, senior pastor of
Solid Rock COGBE For
information call at 225-5388.
The adult choirs of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church
present Song of the
Shadows at 7 p.m. April 10 in
the sanctuary, 801 Atlantic
Ave, Dan Roach and Michael
Smith will narrate this serv-
ice featuring harpist Pat /
Lovejoy and soloists Clint
Weinberg, Early McCall and
Victoria Schultz. Contact Jan
Smith at 261-4293, ext. 19.
The community is invited
to Amelia Baptist Church on
Good Friday, April 10, at 7
p.m. for "Song of the
Shadows," a musical depic-
tion of the experiences of
Christ during the week of
His crucifixion. Communion
will be observed as the,
choral group communicates
the meaning of the cross.
This moving musical by
Joseph and Pamela Martin
will be presented by singers
representing several area
churches and will be accom-
panied by an ensemble of
strings, woodwinds, brass,
piano arid percussion.
There is no charge. Call
261-9527 for information or
reservations for childcare.
Amelia Baptist Church is
located at 961167 Buccaneer
Trail, at the intersection of
Buccaneer Trail and ALA.

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Youth fundraiser
The Youth for Christ Mini-
stry of Solid Rock Church of
God by Faith, 86138 Palm
Tree Drive, Yulee, invites the
community to a fundraiser
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight in
the Allen White Fellowship
Hall. Dinner includes spaghet-
ti with meat sauce, corn on
the cob, tossed salad, bread,
dessert and a beverage.
The cost is $10 (donations
accepted), with free delivery
for three or more orders at
the same address. Call
Pamela Albertie at 583-8466,
Felicia Sims at 583-0810 or
Jeannette White at 703-7334.
For more information, call the
church at 225-5388.
Special ministry
First Assembly of God, 302
South 14th St., will host the
ministry of the Rev. Richard
Wagner, "The Ezra Interna-
tional," on April 5 at the 10:45
a.m. service. The ministry
focuses on rescuing, return-
ing and restoring the Jewish
people in Russia to their
homeland in Israel. For more
information call 261-6448.
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Fellowship will host revival
services every Sunday at 5
p.m. Bishop Wallace J. Sibley,
general secretary/treasurer
of the Church of God will be
the evangelist. The schedule
includes: April 5, Miracle
Faith Church of God, 86788
Roses Bluff Road, Yulee,
Bishop W.J. Franklin, pastor;
April 19, Pure in Heart
Worship Center, 8672 Lem
Turner Road, Jacksonville, Dr.
La Tonia Turner, pastor; April
26, Refuge Center Church of
God, 1348 E. Fourth St.,
Jacksonville, the Rev. Henry
Jordan, pastor; May 3, Faith
Tabernacle Ministries, 502
MLK Drive, Baldwin, Bishop
Charles Wilson, pastor.
Everyone is invited to
'come and enjoy these servic-
es. For more information call
the Franklins at 548-0046.
Passover Seder
The Jewish Community of
Amelia Island will host a
Passover Seder on April 9 at
The Ocean Club, Amelia
Island Plantation. For more
information please call Debbie
Price, 310-6060, or e-mail
Give-away day
First Missionary Baptist

Church, 20 S. Ninth St., will
host a give-away on April 11 at
10 a.m. Men's, women's and
children's clothing, small
appliances, books and other
household items will be avail-
able for free. For more infor-
mation or to donate items, call
583-6201 or 325-0882.
Financial Peace
First Baptist Church is
offering Dave Ramsey's
Financial Peace'University
beginning April 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Financial Peace University is a
13-week, life-changing pro-
gram that teaches you how to
make the right decisions with
your money and experience
true financial peace. In order
to attend the class you must
purchase a kit at the cost of
For more information, or
to sign up, contact the church
office at 261-3617 or visit
Career course
A four-week career search
workshop is offered on
Saturday from 10 a.m. until
noon beginning April 18 at
Amelia Baptist Church and is
open to the public. This
course you develop
focus and clarity about your

best job and career fit.
Course leader is David
Parker, director of Family
Ministries for the Northeast
Florida Baptist Association.
Parker has more than 25
years' executive management
experience in human
resources. Cost is $25. Pre-
register by calling Amelia
Baptist Church at 261-9527.
Craft show
Memorial United
Methodist Church will host
their sixth annual Arts and
Crafts Show and Sale on April
18. Many local crafters and
artists will be showcased.
Hours will be 9 a.m. to 3 pm.
in Maxwell Hall located
behind'the church on North
Sixth Street Lunch will be
available for $6. Admission is
Proceeds support the mis-
sions of the United Methodist
Summer camp
Crocodile Dock, a week-
long summer camp for chil-
dren in kindergarten through
fifth grade, will be held June
22-26 at First Presbyterian
Registration will begin
May 1. Call 261-3837.

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Shrimp fest pageant
Contestant rehearsals for
the Miss Shrimp Festival 2009
Scholarship Pageant, spon-
sored by the Hampton Inn &
Suites, Amelia Island, will be
held weekly at 6:30 p.m. at the
Bean School of Dance, 25 N.
Third St.
The pageant winner will be
awarded a $1,000 scholarship
during the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival on May 1.
The pageant is open to high
school juniors and seniors
residing in Nassau County.
Eligible participants may
attend high school in another
county or be home-schooled.
The four-part application pack-
et may be downloaded from
Contestants will be accepted
until April 15.
For information call Bar-
bara Book, pageant choreog-
rapher, at 583-1770 or Sandy
Price, Shrimp Festival execu-
tive director, at 206-0756.
Safety day
"Kids' Safety Day" wjll be
held April 4 from 9 a.m. to
noon at Yulee Home Depot,
courtesy of Home Depot,
Nassau County Fire Rescue
Professionals Local 3101,
Nassau County Fire Rescue,
Nassau County Sheriff's
Office, Florida Georgia Blood
Alliance and Life Flight.
Have your child's DNA and
fingerprints taken and kept on
file for future use if needed.
They may also participate in
the Home Depot Kids'
Workshop where they can
build things like boats, fire
trucks, bird houses (whatever
they have for thatgiven day),
enjoy a fire truck bounce
house, a Fire Prevention and
Safety Trailer, ladder truck,
medical helicopter and blood
mobile. Nassau County Fire
Rescue Professionals Local
3101 2nd Alarm Grill will
serve hamburgers, cheese-
burgers, hotdogs, chips and
Cheerleading tryouts
Fernandina Beach High
School 2009-10 cheerleading
tryouts will be held April 13
.and 14 from 3:15 p.m'-5 p.m. in
Building 22 behind Fernan-
dina Beach Middle School.
Come by FBHS front office to
pick up .a cheer packet or
access it online through the
FBHS website. For informa-
tion e-mail juliana.durr@nas-
Teen Court
.Nassau County Teen Court
will be held April 14, 21 and 28
atthe Nassau.County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way,
Yulee. Sessions begin prompt-
ly at.6 p.m. For information
call 548-4611.and ask for
Charles Griffin, Teen Court

Amelia Community Theatre's Peppermint Players are touring area preschools and
elementary schools in April with their play "Mountain Mystery." The cast includes,
standing, Marlene Deutcher, Roberta Healey, Fran Morris, Billy Powell, Jack
Mulligan, Bea Osbon and, seated, Sarah Monson and Claudia King.

Mountain Mystery' at local schools

The Peppermint Players of Amelia
Community Theatre are traveling to area
preschools and elementary schools to present
the play "Mountain Mystery," a 30-minute show
written by ACTs former artistic director Mary
.The mountain folk are suspicious of a flat-
lander visitor because she seems different from
them and they assume she is the mysterious
thief on their mountain. A central theme of the
show is that it is OK to be different.
Performances were held for local preschools
in March and early April. Remaining per-
formances include today, Emma Love

Hardee Elementary; April 21, Callahan
Elementary; April 22, Southside Elemen-
tary; April 23, Hilliard Elementary; April 28,
Yulee Elementary; and April 29; Atlantic.
Amelia Commnunity Theatre presents these
shows as a public service and there is no charge
to the schools. This year's cast includes Marlene
Deutcher, Roberta Healey, Claudia King, Sarah
Monson, Fran Morris, Jack Mulligan, Bea
Osbon, Billy Powell and Al Ryan and is direct-
ed by Linda McClane. ,
For more information, contact the theater at


Joel Pace's piano students,
many from the Nassau
County area, are sponsor-
ing their very own student,
Jack Summers, at left in a
recent piano recital, in the
ZooWalk for Autism on
April 26. Team Joel Pace
Piano in support of
Summers is accepting
donations for the walk.
Youth from Northside
Presbyterian Church will
-be walking for Team Joel
,Pace Piano. April is
"National Autism aware-
ness month." For more
information on the zoo
walk, visit www.healautism
9/Heal_zoo_walk.pdf. To
help sponsor Summers,
contact Pace at joelpace or visit www. for
links to the donation site.

Dolphin Discovery
Yulee Primary School's
Dolphin Discovery will be
held April 17 at 8:30 a.m. The
gate will open at 8:15 a.m.
Dolphin Discovery will pro-
vide a snapshot of-school life
for upcoming kindergarten
students for the 2009-10
school year. Bring the follow-
ing to complete your child's
registration: original birth
certificate, shot record,
recent physical exam and
proof of residency (utility
bill, mortgage, etc.).
Registration for Summer
Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten
will be held April 21 from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at Yulee Primary
School for children who are
or will be five years old by
Sept. 1 and who have not
attended either a private or
public school VPK program
during this school year.
Bring verification of your
physical address, such as a
Florida driver license, your
child's official birth certifi-
cate, Social Security card,
immunization record and
health exam certificate.
For information, call 491-
9887 or 1-800-283-3463 or
your local school.
Registration for students
in kindergarten for the 2009-
10 school year will be field at
Bryceville, Callahan, Hilliard
and Southside elementary
schools and Yulee Primary
April 20-24.
Information required
includes: birth certificate;
health examination certifi-
cate;. certificate of immuniza-
tion; child's Social Security
The Nassau County,
Health Department will
administer shots for children
who will be five years old on
or before Sept. 1, 2009.
There is no charge. Health
examinations are available
by appointment only. .
Appointments for shots and
examinations may be sched-
uled at the following clinics
(or parents may use their
own physician): Fernandina
Beach Clinic, 1620 Nectarine
St., 548-1860; Callahan
Clinic, 45377 Mickler St.,
(904) 879-2306; Hilliard
Clinic, 37203 Pecan St.,
(904) 845-4761; and Yulee
Clinic, 528 Pages Dairy
Road, 548-1880.
Southside Elementary's
annual orientation for par-
ents and students enrolling
in kindergarten for the 2009-
10 school year will be on

April 21 beginning at 8:30
a.m. in the cafeteria.
Your child must be five on
or before Sept. 1, 2009 to
enroll in kindergarten.
Documents to bring for
enrollment include: original
or certified copy of the
child's birth certificate, up to
date immunization record,
physical examination record,
child's Social Security card,
proof of address, utility bill
or other mail with address.
Registration begins April
21-24. Parents are urged to
register as soon as possible.
Call the school at 491-7941.
Parents of students who
will be in the first grade dur-
ing the 2009-10 school year
are invited to attend orienta-
tion on April 21 from 5-6 p.m.
There will be a brief meeting
in the cafeteria, followed by
classroom visitations. For
new enrollees, please bring
the above enrollment infor-
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Op Preschool is enrolling
now for fall 2009 preschool
classes for children ages 2
and 3. The Co-Op will also
begin offering summer
camps in two-week sessions
for ages 3-5 beginning June
15. For information call 261-
1161 or visit
The Co-Op is located at 5040
First Coast Hwy., next to The
Dome Healing Center.
Summer VPK
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. 1.
For times and dates, call the
schools; Step by Step I, 1986
Citrona Drive, 277-8700, or
Step by Step 1I, 95734 Amelia
Concourse, 261-6030.
Miss Kate's Pre K is
offering 2009 Summer Camp
for children ages 3-1/2-6
years of age. Camp sessions
are May 18-21; May 26-29;
June 1-4; June 15-18; June 22-
25; June 29-July 2; and July 6-
9. All sessions are 9 a.m.-
noon. Weekly fee is $40;
$25/child one-time registra-
tion fee. To register your
child, contact Miss Kate at
or 321-0049, or stop by the
school at 1303 Jasmine St
Superstar camp
Kinderstudios, 528 S.
Eighth St., is offering "I'm a
Superstar" summer carpp
series featuring six fun-filled
weeks of art, theater and
dance. Classes are from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. and begin June
15. For information call 415-
0954 or visit www.kinderstu-




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Manning four-hitter steers Pirates to win over Yulee

Bradley Manning threw a four-hitter Tuesday
in the Pirates' 5-0 win over the host Hornets.
"Bradley Manning pitched great," said Ken
Roland, head baseball coach at Fernandina
Beach High School. "That gave us a boost from
the mound, four hits, one walk. He did a nice job
and we played errorless ball behind him. We got
some key hits. With good pitching and hits,
we're very capable."
It was the Pirates' third straight error-free
The Pirates (9-6) took a 2-0 lead in the top of
the second inning; both runs were unearned. Jeff
Day and Robert Martin both singled.
In the top of the fifth, Trent Luman doubled
and advanced to third on a Day single. Patrick
Garvin walked to load the bases. Martin doubled
in all three to put the Pirates up 5-0.
The Pirates collected 11 hits on the night, two
apiece from Justin Crews (a double), Luman,
Day and Martin, and one each from Harrison
Yonn, Tyler-Thornton and Zack Spencer.
The Hornets could muster just four hits.
Marcus Taylor had two and Josh Cassidy and
Sean Williams had one each.
"The pitcher kept us off balance all night,"
said Will Minor, head coach at Yulee High
School. "We just could never put anything togeth-
er, offensively. Defensively we only had one
error, so that was good,to see.
"Overall Fernandina just outplayed us in all
Andrew Minor (3-3) took the loss for the 9-
7 Hornets. He gave up two runs on five hits,
walked three and struck out one.
Manning improved to 2-3 on the mound. He
went six innings, giving up just four hits, walk-
ing one and striking out three.
Tuesday's game didn't count towards dis-
trict seeding, but the Pirates' matchup with
Episcopal tonight will.
"We have a big district game (tonight),"
Roland said. "Seeding depends on the next two
district games."
The Pirates' final district game is April 14 a
Fernandina hosts the 25th annual Diamond
Classic next week during spring break.
"We have a good, solid group of teams com-
ing in," Roland said. "Baker County is probably

Exercise improves

cancer recovery

Q I had to have a mastec- greatly
tomy for breast cancer. improve
Not long after my surgery, I patient
developed pain and stiffness recovery
in my shoulder. Now, I can after mastec-
barely raise my arm. It is tomy.
even hard to get dressed. For the
Why would this happen? .. shoulder
stiffness that
A* You likely have devel- you now
-. oped what we call have, talk to
"adhesive capsulitis," but is SPORTS your sur-
more commonly known as a I geon about
"frozen shoulder." A frozen MEDICINE getting into
shoulder occurs when inflam- therapy. A
nation and pain lead a person GREGORY consultation
to restrict their shoulder SMITH, M.D. with an
motion. This begins a down- .... orthopedic
ward spiral. The shoulder surgeon may
gets stiff, which causes more also be arranged in order to
pain, which means you want assist in the direction of this
to move it less, which means treatment. Including physical
it just gets stiffer, which caus- therapy, I will often prescribe
es more pain, and so on. a take-home device that
I would imagine after your assists in stretching your
breast surgery, it was painful shoulder. Oral anti-inflamma-
to move your arm and you stories also help to calm down
may have beeh afraid any residual inflammation in
were going to make it worse.' the shoulder. In addition to
However, what makes it this, a cortisone-type injection
worse is not moving it. In fact, can prove very beneficial.
many surgeons will arrange For those who more con-
for a meeting with a physical servati ie treatments have
therapist either'before the failed, shoulder surgery is an
surgery or soon after so you option. This would involve
can be educated about an taking you to the operating
after-surgery exercise and room and manipulating your
range of motion program. arm, breaking any adhesions
Often these exercises will that may have formed within
begin as early as the day after, the shoulder. This is done, of,
your surgery. course, under anesthesia.
Early use of the muscles ,This may also include an
and shoulder after a mastecto- arthroscopy of your shoulder
my is strongly recommended, to remove any residual
This will keep the joints inflammatory tissue and
loose, improves strength, adhesions.
reduces the risk of clot forma- Patients can recover with
tion, stretches and softens full use of the arm and shoul-
scar tissue, promotes blood der after a mastectomy. In
flow and healing and can order to do so, you must use
open up new lymphatic ves- your arm to promote normal
sels, which promote reduc- function and healing. It is
tion in swelling, very important patients talk
Early exercise after mas- to their doctor about early
tectomy has also been shown exercise and use of the arm
to have a positive benefit in after surgery.
those patients who require This column is written to
chemotherapy. One study discuss issues regarding sports,
compared a group of patients medicine and safety. It is not
who rode an exercise bike' 30 intended to serve as a replace-
minutes a day to those who mentfor treatment by a doctor.
did not exercise. The grouf It is only designed to offer
that stayed active actually guidelines on the prevention,
reported less fatigue than recognition and care of
their counterparts. Early injuries and illness. Specific
exercise has also been shown concerns should be discussed
to reduce anxiety and depres- with a physician. Mail ques-
sion after surgery. Talk to tions to Gregory Smith, M.D.,
your surgeon about what you 1250 S. 18th St., Suite 204,
can and can't do. In addition Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
to biking, walking and swim- Call 261-8787 or visit
morning have been shown to

Bradley Manning, above, gave up just
four hits Tuesday in the Pirates' 5-0 win
at Yulee. Robert Martin (No. 15) had
three hits, including a three-RBI double.
Top right, Yulee's Matt Malone scrambles
back to first base where Pirate Patrick
Garvin is poised. Far right, Andrew
Minor was the Hornets' hurler. Right,
YHS third baseman Sean Williams.

one of the hottest teams in the area. They were
second in power poll this week.
"Harmony out of Orlando has some quality.
wins. They're bringing in a good team. The rest
of the field has had a solid year. I feel good about
the competition. A lot of baseball."
University Christian and Baker County open
the tournament at 4 p.m. Wednesday and the


Pirates take on Coconut Creek in the nightcap
at 7 p.m.
"Coconut Creek is south of Fort Lauderdale,
a great area for baseball," Roland said. "We have
our work cut out for us."
Fleming Island and Harmony play at 4 p.m.
Thursday and Orange Park and Everglades take
the field at 7 p.m. Games continue at 10 a.m., 1

p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 10 and 11.
Former Pirate Fred Matricardi is head coach
at Orange Park. The 1996 FBHS graduate played
under Roland.
Yulee plays at St. Johns Country Day School
at noon Saturday. The Hornets have just one
game next week. They play at Robert E. Lee at
4:30 p.m. Monday.


Yulee's Quincy Hardy, above, took fourth place in the heavyweight class Wednesday during the county weightlifting
meet. Fernandina's Michael Yonn, below left, and Neal Messer won their, weight classes.

Warriors clinch county title, Pirates second


Members of Fernandina Beach Fire
Rescue served as guest judges Wednesday
during the Nassau County high school
weightlifting meet at Fernandina Beach
High School.'
"We lift weights, so we understand what
they're doing," said Capt. Willie Scott, a
longtime supporter of local athletics. "We
love doing things for the community."
Judges also included Lt. Victor Russell
and firemen Billy Taylor, Ben Miller and
Chase Dopson.
After all the lifting, the West Nassau
Warriors were crowned county champi-
ons with 51 points.
The host Pirates were second with 45,
Hilliard finished third with 38 and Yfilee
settled for fourth with 24.
Top finishersjn each weight class were:
119 pounds: 1. Joel Hoover (H) 130-
145-275; 2. Ben Newmans (WN) 155-115-

270; 3. Nathan Cutajar (FB) 110-100-210;
4. Harley Thornton (H) 100-95-195
129 pounds: 1. Travis Davis (WN)
235-190-425; 2. Ted Newmans (WN) 175-
135-310; 3. Brett McCoy (FB) 155-110-265
139 pounds: Connor Thomas (WN)
215-185-400; 2. Brenton Franklin (H) 195-
180-375; 3. Marko Carrion (Y) 185-190-
375; 4. Travis Mahoney (FB) 180-165-345;
5. Kyle Crews (WN) 170-145-315
154 pounds: 1. Alex Ham (Y) 225-
185-410; 2. Alex Thompson (WN) 215-195-
410; 3. Casey Jones (Y) 225-175-400; 4.
Pearce Fussell (FB) 210-180-390; 5. Zac
Arsenau (FB) 210-175-385; 6. Josh Conner
(H) 185-180-365
169 pounds: 1. Blake Wright (WN)
255-250-505; 2. Trey Loyd (H) 230-220-
450; 3. J.D. Johnson (FB) 225-195-420; 4.
Jacob Green (Y) 205-200-405; 5. Garrett
Hammett (WN) 190-205-395; 6. John Hall
(Y) 210-170-380
183 pounds: 1. Michael Yonn (FB)
245-250-495; 2. Anthony Coplon (Y) 250-

225-475; 3. Seth Velez (WN) 245-230-475;
4. Dante Galloro (FB) 260-215-475; 5.
Trevor Velez (WN) 230-225-455
199 pounds: 1. Neal Messer (FB)
275-225-500; 2. Michael McKendree (H)
225-255-480; 3. Emory Wingard (FB) 260-
215475; 4. Joshua Griffin (H) 250-225475;
5. Zack Jado (WN), 235-205-440; 6. Jacob
Faircloth (WN) 220-205-425
219 pounds: 1.Jason Petty (H) 305-
300-605; 2. Sean McNamee (FB) 315-255-
570; 3. Jacob Castellanos (Y) 265-295-510;
4. Blake Paxton (FB) 270-215-485; 5. Dillon
Webb (Y) 245-235-480
238 pounds: 1. Bish Hinson (H) 345-
300-645; 2. David Whitehead (FB) 345-
235-580; 3. Frank Salts (WN) 285-210-495;
4. Michael Flannery (WN) 250-220-470;
5. Patrick Van Wey (FB) 240-220-460
Heavyweight: 1. Derek Osterhout
(WN) 390-245-635; 2. Jackson Plummer
(H) 345-275-620; 3. Chris Chappell (WN)
365-250-615; 4. Quincy Hardy (Y) 310-275-
585; 5. Malcolm Wilcox (FB) 255-205-460.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3.2009 SPORTS News-Leader

Pirates selling pork roast
The Fernandina Beach High School base-
ball team is selling smoked Boston butt pork
roasts during the 25th annual Diamond
Classic next week, with pickup on April 11.
The seven- to eight-pound hickory-smoked
pork roasts sell for $25. Call 556-8662 to
reserve one. The rest will be sold on a first
come, first served basis beginning at 10 a.m.
April 11.

Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner will hold its next board
meeting April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Yulee Sports
Complex on Goodbread Road.
Registration for the 2009 season will be
held from 9 a.m. to noon April fl in the gym at
the Yulee Sports Complex. Fees are $100 for
the first child and $75 for each additional sib-
ling. All other sign-up fees are $125 for the,
first child and $100. each additional sibling
with registration from 9 a.m. to noon on April
25, May 9, May 23, June 6, June 13, June 20
and June 27. Birth certificate and wallet-size
photo are required at sign-up. Call 277-8136,
or visit

Continental Championship Wrestling
returns to the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center April 11, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bell
time is 7:30 p.m. In the main event, the 2009
Stampede winner Oblivion cashes in his title
shot with CCW champion Rock 'n' Roll Chris
Turner. In a CCW tag team championship
rematch, the Wranglers (with Buck Buchanan)
defend their title agairist the Marcs Biothers.
Mad Dog Miller, Scotty Biggs, Mr. Saturday
Night Jarrod Michaels, Kevin Tool and ladies
champion Samantha Steele will also wrestle.
Tickets are $7 at the door, $6 in advance.
Partial proceeds benefit the Fernandina
Beach High School band. Visit

Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League wilLhold opening
day April 18. Register for T-ball through June
6. Opening day is June 27. Fee is $20.
Coaches and volunteers are needed. Contact
Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.

Spring breakhorse camp
Haven Horse Ranch in St. Augustine is
offering a spring break horse camp the week
of April 6 with day camp and overnight stays.
Call (904) 813-5710 or visit www.haven- .

KatieRidefor Life
The Katie Caples Foundation will host its
fifth annual donor awareness bicycling event
called the Katie Ride for Life April 18,. starting
on Amelia Island. New this year is a 5K and
10K walk through Fort Clinch State Park.
To register as an individual or a team visit The walk will start at
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation.Center at 9
a:m. Firehouse Subs will provide lunch.
The Katie Ride for Life is a one-day ride
will feature a 100-mile and 100K route for avid

cyclists and a choice of a 60K or 30K ride for
recreational enthusiasts of all ages. The ride
will span nine islands to include Amelia, Big
Talbot, Little Talbot and Fort George islands.
The Katie Caples Foundation was started
in 1998 by the family of Caples, a young high
school student from Jacksonville who became
an organ and tissue donor after not surviving
the trauma of an automobile accident.
Call the Katie Caples Foundation at 491-
0811 or visit

Supercross championship
The Monster Energy AMA Supercross FIM
World Championship is April 4 at Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium. Practice and qualifying
start at 12:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. The
event will include Supercross and Supercross
Lites stadium motorcycle racing and will fea-
ture top riders James "Bubba" Stewart, Chad
Reed and Kevin Windham.
Tickets are $40 for club seats, $30 for
sideline seats, $20 for corner seats and $10 in
the endzone and levels 300 and 400. Seats
are $20 more the day of the show. All seats
are reserved. There is also a family section.
Purchase tickets at Ticketmaster outlets,
the Jacksonville Veterans Arena box office
(day of show only) or participating Yamaha
dealers. Charge by phone at (904) 353-3309.

Cheerleading tryouts
Fernandina Beach High School will hold
cheerleading tryouts for 2009-10 from 3:15-5
p.m. April 13 and 14 in building 22 (behind
FBMS). Pick up a cheer packet at the front
office or access it online at the FBHS website.

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,
Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
Club 14'Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 261-0557.

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
Relaxation classes. For information, call 277-
3663 or visit
Anytime. Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
Island Rejuvacations offers yoga and
lunchat Nassau Health Foods, 833.T.J.
Courson Road. Call 277-3158.
Go Yoga at Bean School of Dance, 25 N.
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father, Scott Lawson, right, pictured with a bigmouth bass he landed while night fish-
ing in a small lake with a "Hula-Popper."

Black drum fishing red hot

Fishing should be
excellent this week-
end for freshwater,
backwater and off-
shore fishermen as rain
clouds that arrived Tuesday
night will have provided
Northeast Florida lakes and
rivers with much needed rain-
fall. Rain should not be a
problem this weekend until
Sunday afternoon.
Black drum fishing contin-
ues to highlight Amelia Island
fishing at Fort Clinch, at the
tip of the St. Marys jetty
rocks and just off Main
'The drum fishing has
been red hot during the
incoming tide at the ocean
side of the St. Marys south
jetty rocks," Capt. Terry D.
Lacoss reports. "During one
trip this week we caught sev-
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guiding lis
party to big catches of black
drum weighing to 80 pounds.
Offshore fishing should be
picking up this weekend with
warmer weather. Wahoo are
running at the Continental
Shelf and weighing to 60
pounds. Dolphin fishing
should also pick up as the

large sargasso weed lines
begin to form in late April.
Sea bass, grouper and red
snapper fishing should be
good this weekend at HH and
AH fish havens. Fish on the
bottom with live cigar min-
nows or fresh local squid.
Bass fishing in all of
Northeast Florida's freshwa-
ter rivei-s should be good this
weekend as the deep river
bass are the last to spawn. A
full moon arrives April 9.
Sea trout weighing to six
pounds are running in the
Aj'r lia River at thl-e Shave and
Nassau bridges during the
last of the flood tide. Fish
deep under a trout float With
live shrimp.
Surf fishermen are catch-
ing big beach whiting weigh-
ing to two pounds while fish-
ing with fresh shrimp on the
bottom. Tides Saturday will
find a low tide arriving at 11
a.m. and a high tide at 6:32

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

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pound black
drum aboard
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fish like the
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A marker for Beach Lady

MaVynee Betsch gives a tour of American Beach in 2004

Sn April 18 at noon, a histori-
cal marker commemorating
the preservation efforts of
the late MaVynee Betsch,
the Beach Lady, will be unveiled at
American Beach across from the infa-
mous Evans' Ocean Rendezvous in
the' 5500 block of Ocean Boulevard at
the base of the dune so dubbed
"NaNa" by Beach Lady years ago.
The American Beach Property
Owners' Association, Inc. is hosting
the event and all are welcome.
The dunes were Beach Lady's spe-
FILE PHOTO cial place on American Beach. She
4. fought valiantly for their preservation,

championing a 10-acre tract from the
peak of NaNa down to Evans'
Rendezvous. Because of her persist-
ent lobbying efforts, the Amelia
Island Plantation Company deeded
the dunes then owned by the AIP to
the Trust for Public Land.
These dunes, the tallest in Florida,
along with the Rendezvous are now a
property in the Timucuan Preserve
(National Park Service) and the
Nassau County park system. The
National Park Service will display an
exhibit of historical and contemporary
scenes of treasured times on
American Beach/

This festive occasion is hosted by
American Beach Property Owners'
Association, Inc., the Rev. Dr. Carlton
D. Jones, president, along with
Nassau County Commissioners, the
Timucuan Preserve and the many
friends for the preservation of
American Beach.
The Beach Lady, who died on
Labor Day, 2005, is lovingly remem-
bered for her mantra, "Getting the
most from the least and living peace-
fully in harmony with nature is the
most rewarding lifestyle."
For information, contact Marsha
Dean Phelts at 261-0175.

Film follows struggle with obesity
VANCOUVER, BC -Apart rare disease that caused life. The filmmakl
from Michael Moore's films, extremely low levels of testos- through Jeremy'
when was the last time you terone. Everything he ate childhood to tod,
heard of a documentary receiv- turned to fat. He also had an ues his fight and
ing a U.S. theatrical release? So addiction to soda. The result, real life to begin.
what are the chances that a his body exploded to over 80( The document
low-budget independent docu- pounds. the politics behind
mentary produced by a father Jeremy has been married crisis in Nor th A
and son team about a young for five years. Roberta met him epidemic escalate
obese Ohio man would make it online and the two teenagers lusion between tf
to the big screen? fell in love. They went to col- try and the Bush
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company, Corazon Productions both becoming artists. But as the major cause
Ltd., is pleased to announce the Jeremy's weight continued to North America.'
U.S. theatrical release of their escalate and their dreams start- My Real Life" rev
new award-winning feature ed to slip away. Three years pain and turmoil
length documentary, "Waiting ago, Jeremy went through gas- fearing with obesi
for My Real Life," in 94 theaters tric bypass surgery in an At the same ti
throughout the United States, This is an American story attempt to save his life. Roberta mentary looks fo
including Carmike Cinemas at about a young man's coura- sat by his bedside through all while searching 1
the Eight Flags Shopping geous battle against incredible the' suffering and five near- from the political
Center April 6-9 at 4p.rn. and 7 odds. It's also a tragic love death experiences he endured establishments.
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Museum wants
your best shots
The Amelia Island Museum of
History needs the help of local pho-
tographers for an exhibit.
The' museum's upcoming.
exhibit, "Fernandina through
Photography," will showcase the
beauty of the area through the lens
of a camera. It is searching the
archives to find old photographs of
Fernandina. The public is invited to
take photographs of the same sites
in contemporary Fernandina and
the museum will use the best in the
upcoming exhibit that examines
how the town has changed.
The locations include: The
Palace Saloon, Old Town, the
docks, the lighthouse, St. Michael's
Academy, Centre Street, American,
Beach and 'Fort Clinch. Prizes will
be awarded for the best photo-
graphs. For full rules visit the web-
site at

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Dancing With The Local
Stars takes place on April 11
at Amelia Island Plantation,
beginning at 6 p.m. with open
dancing, hors d'oeuvres, a
.cash bar and silent auction.
Competition gets under
way at 7 p.m., followed by a
floorshow by the Ballroom ,
. Youth Academy and
ending with the trophy pres-
,"Stars" dancing this year
include David Knisley of .
Rayonier, dancing the swing;.
restaurateur T. Ray Mullis
with the, swing; Dr. Kevin
White doing the shag; con-
tractor John Swinson dancing
the samba; former state rep-
resentative Aaron Bean with
the fox trot; yoga instructor
Teri Daggett dancing the
salsa; Yulee High School
head football 'coach Bobby

Ramsey with the waltz; busi-
ness owner Kim Pauley danc-
ing the tango; Amy Hille of
Amelia Island Plantation
dancing the rumba; Kristen

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Deroo of Club 14 Fitness with
the cha cha; Renee Crane
of Amelia Montessori doing
the hustle; and Theresa
Duncan of the Amelia Arts
Academy dancing the .swing.
Judges will be Dr. Mark
Olbina, Milt Shirley and Jack
Tickets are $35, or $40 at
the door. Platinum sponsor-
ships are $700 and include a
first row table and four
reserved tickets; gold spon-
sorships are $600 and include
a second row table and
four reserved tickets; silver
sponsorships are $400 and
include two reserved theater
seating tickets; and bronze
sponsorships are $200 and
include two open seating tick-
Call (904) 707-6762 or visit

Conner's A-Maize-Ing Acres is hosting its
fourth annual Community Easter
Egg Hunt April 4 from 3-9 p.m.
child. Come,out and enjoy all the,
park's available activities. Must
RSVP by today. For more infor-
mation visit or call
(904) 879-5453.
The Nassau County Public Library System presents
a program for the whole family, "We're Going on an Egg
Hunt," on April 6 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Ewing
Park in Callahan, and April 7 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at
Central Park in Fernandina Beach. Bring a picnic for
your family to share and baskets with eggs for hunting.
For more information call the Callahan branch library at
(904) 879-3434 or the Fernandina branch at 277-7365.
Yulee United Methodist Church Youth Fellowship
presents an Easter Egg-Stravaganza and BBQ Chicken
Dinner from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11.
Little,ones enjoy The Big Hunt for
eggs with candy and prize tickets
for grand prizes (every child
gets one) from 10 a.m. to 11
a.m. There will be more than 1,000
eggs, guided crafts, cookie decorating, fun
and games.
IFrom noon to 2 p.m. barbecue chicken dinners will
be'available to go or in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5
each while they last. There will be iced tea and desserts
made by the ladies of the church.
All proceeds and donations will send church
youth to summer church camp and mission trips.Yulee
UMC is on A1A 5,5 miles east of 1-95 at Christian Way.
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Solid Rock Church of God by Faith, 86138 Palm Tree
Drive, Yulee, invites the community to
the church for a "Hunt for the
Golden Egg" for youth ages 3 to
12on April 11 from noon-2 p.m.,
hosted by the Youth Ministry.
Games, prizes and lunch will be
served. For information, call
the church at 225-5388.
Easter Sunday, April 12, Amelia Island Plantation
will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 3:30 p.m., both for its
resort guests as well as for the children of Fernandina
Beach and Yulee.
The hunt will take place at Racquet Park at Amelia
Island Plantation. Parking is available on site. For more
information call 261-6161.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Atlantic
Avenue, Fernandina Beach, will hold an Easter Egg
Hunt during Sunday School on April 12 at 9:30 a.m. All
are invited.
For information call the church office 261-6306 or


Instant Groove will perform tonight at Sounds
On Centre, presented by the Historic Fernandina
Business Association.
This free community
concert is held the first
Friday of each month
from March through
October, except May.
Concerts are from 6-8
p.rn. on Centre Street
between Front and Second streets. Whether you
have a dancing partner, join the impromptu
conga line that snakes through the audience led
by the Fernandina Pirates Club, or get your,
groove on by tapping your feet to the cool
sounds, this is a fun event for everyone.

A "Kids' Safety Day" will be
held April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon
at Yulee Home Depot, courtesy of
Home Depot, Nassau County
Fire Rescue Professionals Local
3101, Nassau County Fire Rescue,
Nassau County Sheriff's Office,
Florida Georgia Blood Alliance
and Life Flight.

Have your child's DNA and fingerprints taken
and kept on file for future use if needed. They may
also 'participate in the Home Depot Kids'
Workshop where they can build things like boats.
fire trucks, bird houses (whatever they have for
that given day), enjoy a fire truck bounce house, a
Fire Prevention and Safety Trailer, ladder truck,
medical helicopter and blood mobile. Nassau
County Fire Rescue Professionals Local 31012nd
Alarm Grill will serve hamburgers, cheeseburg-
ers, hotdogs, chips and


The Lord Egmont recep-
tion for Princess Amelia is the
theme for this year's third
annual History Alive event.,
sponsored by the Amelia
Island Museum of History. It
will be held on April 15 starting at 5 p.m. at the his-
toric Chadwick House and gardens, 121 N. Sixth
St. The event includes re-enactors playing several
historic figures who were important to Amelia
Island's history. Hors d'oeuvres and libations will
be served. Tickets are $45 per person before
April 6 and $50 after. Proceeds will help support
museum programs and renovations. For informa-

tion and to reserve tickets, call the museum at 261-
7378, ext. 100. or visit

The Katie Caples Foundation will host its 5th
annual donor awareness Katie Ride for Life April
18 starting on Amelia Island.
New this year is a 5k and 10k
walk through Fort Clinch .
State Park. To register as an
individual or a team visit l I
The walk will start from the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center at 9 a.m.
Lunch will be provided by Firehouse Subs.
The Katie Ride for Life one-day ride will feature
a 100-mile and 100km route for avid cyclists and a
choice of a 60km or 30km ride for recreational
enthusiasts of all ages. The ride will span nine
islands to include Amelia, Big Talbot, Little Talbot
and Fort George islands.
The Katie Caples Foundation was started in
1998 by the family of Katie Caples of Fernandina
Beach. a young high school student from
Jacksonville who became an organ and tissue
donor after not surviving an automobile accident.
For information call 491-0811 or visit


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The Youth for Christ
Ministry of Solid Rock
Church of God by Faith,
86138 Palm Tree Drive.
Yulee, invites the community
to a fundraiser from 6:30-
8:30 p.m. tonight in the Allen
White Fellowship Hall. Dinner
will include spaghetti with
meat sauce, corn on the
cob, tossed salad, bread,
dessert and a beverage.
The cost is $10 (donations
accepted), with free delivery
for three or more orders at the
same address. Call Pamela
Albertie at 583-8466, Felicia
Sims at 583-0810 or
Jeannette White at 703-7334.
For more information, call the
church at 225-5388. ,

A car wash, raffle, hot
dog cookout and candy
sale to raise money for stu-
dent Jeannie-Lee Davis of
Yulee, who has been selected
to represent the U.S. in the
People to People Australia
Discovery Program, will be
held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
April 4 at Montego Bay
Coffee in Yulee (on A1A
across from Miner Road).
Davis must raise $7,000 to
cover her tuition in the pro-
gram this summer. As a
Student Ambassador, she can.
earn high school and college
credits because of the many
educational elements in the
program. Raffle tickets are $1
and prizes include an MP4
player/voice recorder/e-book
reader/USB scan disk.
Davis is an active member
of Yulee United Methodist
Church and'is a 10th grade
student at Yulee High School,
where she plays the tenor
saxophone in concert and
marching band, and has for
five years. She also played on
the Yulee Hornet's Powder-
Puff football team last season.
For more information on
the People to People amrbas-
sador programs, visit people-

A radio controlled model
boat fun sail and exhibition
will take place 10 a.m. to
noon April 4 at Amelia
Island Plantation. All model
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gas powered. Spectators,
including supervised children,
especially welcome. Call Hal
Mather at 261-6420 for details
and to arrange for a pass at
the security gate.
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The Cannibal Queen, a
vintage 1942 open-cockpit
Stearman Biplane, will be
available for rides from the
Fernandina Beach airport
April 14-17.
The Cannibal Queen, built
by Boeing in 1942, was one of
300 planes manufactured that
summer as a primary trainer
for the Royal Canadian Air
Force. The U.S. Army pur-
chased the plane in the fall of
1942 and The Cannibal
Queen served her country for
the remainder of the war and
then spent more than 30
years as'an agricultural spray
plane before being restored in
To schedule your ride, con-
tact Biplane Rides at 1-800-
247-2371. For information,
visit www.BiplaneRidesOver
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Savannah Grand
Assisted Living Community,
1900 Amelia Trace Court,
Fernandina Beach, will host a
fashion show featuring the
fashions of Coldwater Creek
on April 15 from 3-4 p.m.
Light refreshments will be
served. Seating is limited.
RSVP to Wendy at 321-0898
by April 13.

The Men's Newcomers
Club in association with the
Women's Newcomers Club
will hold its Annual Spring
Fling Dinner Dance at
Amelia Island Plantation on
April 18. As You Like It will
cater dinner, with music and
dancing by the Instant
Groove. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.
followed by dinner at 6:30
p.m., and dancing from 7-10
p.m. BYOB with soft drinks
and setups provided. Cost is
$42.50 per person. Mail check
to: Bob Keane, 1793 Mariners
Walk, Amelia Island; FL
32034. Attire is southern
casual, no jeans. Reserva-
tions are limited and close on
April 10. For information con-
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Cecil Field Airshow 2009
will be held April 18-19 from
10 a.m.-5 p.m., with amazing
aerobatic performances. For
more information, visit

Home Depot in Yulee will
host a cruise-in car show in
the parking lot from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. April 18. Participation is
free. There will be door prizes,
music, and a People's Choice

The' music group Brothers, Joey
Daddario, Chuck Hall, and Roger
Antworth, will perform a mixture of origi-
nal and cover songs from 8-10 p.m.
tonight at Canopy Moon, 105 S. Third
St. in downtown Fernandina Beach.
weather permitting Call 261-6622.
Surf lineup
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
S Fletcher Ave., features Hipp Street
from 6-10 p.m. tonight; Andy Haney
from 1-5 p m. and Gary Keniston from
6-10 p.m. April 4; DJ Roc and Reggie
Lee April 5: Ace Winn April 6, Early
McCall Apnl 7; DJ Roc April 8: and Andy
Haney Apnl 9. Call 261-5711
'Glorious Rutter
The Island Chamber Singers, under
the direction of Jane Lindberg, present
their spnng concert tonight at 8 p.m. and
.Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. Both concerts
will be held at the Plantation Chapel on
the Amelia Island Plantation, 36
Bowman Road, Fernandina Beach.
The concert, "Glorious Rutter!" fea-
tures music by John Rutter and will be
accompanied by brass, organ, timpani
and percussion.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for stu-
dents, and children 5 and under are
admitted free. Tickets are available at
the Gateway Chamber of Commerce,
Visitors' Welcome Center on Centre
Street, any ICS singer and at the door.
For more information visit or call
Springer Controls at 225-0575.
Songwriters in the round
Enjoy "Singer-Songwriters In The
Round" from 8-11 p.m. April 4 at the
Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third St.,
Femandina Beach.
Robert Sanders, Bill Kaman, Joey
Daddario, Jeanie Scheff and Mike
Howerton will take turns playing original
songs in an intimate, cozy setting in
front of a quiet audience that appreci-
ates listening to original music. Prior to

is free. Proceeds support the
missions of the United
Methodist Women.
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The Northeast Florida
Chapter of the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society will
hold its 2009 First Coast
Walk for MS on April 18. The
5K (approximately 3 miles)
First Coast Walk MS will start
at the Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena at 10 a.m.
Check-in begins at 9 a.m.
Live music will also be fea-

10th Florida Infantry, wife,
Theresa D. Colson Haddock,
1832-92; Pvt. Bedford "BB"
Nix, 1830-1915, 4th
Regiment, Georgia Cavalry;
and Pvt. William M. Van Zant,
1837-99, Co. K, 2nd Florida
Cavalry, wife,. Eliza A. Van
Zant, 1842-1917.
If you have information
about these veterans or their
wives please contact '
Commander Jim Lear at (904)
571-1177 or 277-9628.

award will be given away. turned with a Dave Matthews The Amelia Island
Bring your car to show or the cover band, Proudest Genealogical Society will
family to help judge. All are Monkey, starting at 11 a.m. ; Wet ApIr.M a.t 7p.m; at the
welcome. Beginning at 1 p.m., partici- Fernandina Beach Police-,
* pants, friends and family can Department Community
Memorial United join the fun -with event partner, Room, 1525 Lime St.
Methodist Church will host Wing.& Rock Fest, featuring Guest speaker will be
its sixth annual Arts and live music, wings from Michael Toomey, webmaster
Crafts Show and sale on Jacksonville's finest wing and vice president of the
April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. houses, contests and more. Amelia Genealogy Society.
in Maxwell Hall, behind the After the walk, a Kids Zone Toomey is a self-taught
church on North Sixth Street. ($5 charge) will keep the kids genealogist who also loves
Many local crafters and artists happy and food and bever- technology and has been
will be showcased. Lunch will ages will be available for pur- researching his family for over
be available.for $6. Admission chase at concessions. 25 years. He will focus on dig-
Individuals and teams may itized books and maps and
-egister online at http://walkFL lead participants through the process of finding them on
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The Sons of Confederate their content and value, and
& veterans and The.Order of how to print or save those that
i the Confederate Rose will are important to your work.
i onor four veterans and The meeting is free and open
heir wives on April 18 at 11 to the public.
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SCemetery. A quest is under Non-golfers are invited to
vay to locate descendants of attend the evening reception
S* these Nassau County "Boys of the Nassau Humane
/ f vho wore the Gray." Pictures, Society Pars for Paws
Snilitary records and stories Classic April 22 from 5:30-
yvill be important to pay proper 7:30 p.m. at the Golf Club of
respect the following: Pvt. Amelia Island. Enjoy heavy
Sviloses M. Barker, 1845-1911, hors d'oeuvres, music, silent
Do. B, 1st South Carolina auction and cash bar for $25
i i infantry; Pvt. Zachariah per person. Contact Guy
-laddock. 1824-1900, Co. I, Sasanfar at 206-4092 for
more information. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Nassau
Humane Society.
* *
The Jacksonville Public
Library and Southern
3 Genealogist's Exchange
Society present a Spring
3 Seminar and Genealogy
Fair April 25 from 9 a.m.-4
p.m. (lectures begin at 10
I P a.m.). The speaker will be
| |Jana Sloan Broglin, profes-
M isional genealogist, author and
*nationally recognized
genealogical speaker, with
over 25 years of experience
and over 30 publications. The
C ontenA seminar will be held at the
SJacksonville Public Library
Ns* Auditorium, 303 North Laura
S6 St. Broglin will present four
programs: "Hookers, Crooks,
cial N wr& Kooks (Aunt Merle Didn't
rcial News Providers un a Boarding House)" a
light-hearted look at searching
Sfor the black sheep in the fam-
ily; "Hot off the Press" three
centuries of genealogical
* * information reported in news-
papers; "When Johnny
**, __-- * * Comes Marching Home" a
* * look at military records creat-
ed during and after the Civil
- 0* * * * War; and 'The Key to the
,. ..- * * Courthouse" techniques for
making the most of a court-
**" * * house research trip.
* Register online at http://jpl. (choose "Program &
* * Events" under "General
* Library Information" and click
on "Spring Seminar and

the performance, there will be an art
show, The Hanging Of The Mermaids,
where about a dozen local artists will
bnng their original mermaid paintings to
the Fnsky Mermaid Bar (inside the
Florida House).
There the paintings will be displayed
for the public. Call 261-3300.

ARIAS 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-trip bus
transportation and concert tickets to Doc
Severinsen and El Ritmo de la Vida on
Friday, April 24. Famed "Tonight Show"
conductor and trumpeter,
Severinsen presents a medley of
classical Spanish music and Latin bal-
lads, with his signature jazzy style.
Contact Ted Preston at 277-6618 for
reservations or information.
[LzAnn Rimes
The city of Jacksonville will welcome
Grammy Award winning artist LeAnn
Rimes, accompanied by the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra with
guest conductor Christopher
Confessore, to Metropolitan Park for
Starry Nights on May 16. Gates will
open at 5:30 p.m. and music begins at
7:30 p.m. The symphony will begin the
concert, followed by their performance
with Rimes.
Tickets are $50 for VIP table seating,
$25 for preferred seating and $15 for
lawn seating. Visit www.makeascene- or call (904) 354-5547.
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays from 8
p.m. to midnight each Thursday at The
Ritz-Cariton, Amelia Island.
Gene Knaga
Gene Knaga plays from 8-10 p.m.
Wednesday at the Kofe Hous, 822
Sadler Road, with acoustic renditions of

Genealogy Fair") or call (904)

Enjoy "Trivia with
Maggie" on Wednesdays at
7:30 p.m. at the Crab Trap in
-downtown Fernandina Beach.
Enjoy a special trivia menu,
drink, win prizes and listen to
music while you improve your
memory and get smarter.
Free and open to the public.


"In the Mood," a 1940's
musical revue, will be present-
ed at-the Timese Union,,--;
Center's Moran Theater'in.
Jacksonville on April 6 at
7:30 p.m. as part of the
2008/2009 National Tour -
their 15th year. To order by
phone call the FCCJ Artist
Series Box Office at 1-888-

One Night of Queen, a
tribute to the band performed
by Garry Mullen and The
Works, will play in
Jacksonville on April 8 at 7:30
p.m. at the Times Union
Center's Moran Theater. To
order tickets by phone call the
FCCJ Artist Series Box Office
at 1-888-860-BWAY.

Super Scientific Circus
comes to Jacksonville's
Wilson Center for the
Performing Arts on April 25
at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The
audience leams how to make
and throw their own
boomerangs, blow giant soap
bubbles, and to put a needle
through a balloon. Tickets are
$15. Call 1-888-860-BWAY.


The Jacksonville Inter-
national Airport Arts Com-
mission is accepting appli-
cations from North Florida/
South Georgia artists interest-
ed in displaying their work at
the airport May 4-6 when
about 25,000 travelers will be
passing through for the
Tournament Player's
Championship. Deadline is 6
p.m. April 10.
Submit via e-mail: resume
(less than two pages) includ-
ing a 200 word or less bio,
five to 10 digital images of
work (jpeg, less than 500KB).
In subject state: your name
and JIAArtWalk and send to
Cabeth Cornelius at ccor-
The Island Art Gallery
presents Capturing Light,
through May 31, with an
opening reception April 11
from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery,
18 N. Second St.'For informa-
tion call 261-7020.
* *
Visions Interpreted is the
latest show in the gallery area
of the First Coast Commu-
nity Bank, 1750 South 14th
St. The exhibit features works
by four local artists: Floyd
Atkinson, Loraine King,
Sandra Baker-Hinton and Ray
Pigg. For information contact
the Island Art Association at
261-7020 or visit

today's (and yesterday's) popular con-
temporary Christian songs.
Call 277-7663.
Acoustic rock
Two Guys Sports Pub, 320 S. Eighth
St.. features live music by Evolution, an
acoustic rock and ballad band, every
Thursday and Fnday from 6:30-9:30
p m. For more information, call 583-
7950 or 321-0303.

Market music
Joey & Jeanie (singer-songwriters
Joey Daddario and Jeanie Scheff) play
at the far end of the Fernandina
Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9.30-
11:30 a.m., and singer-songwnter Mac
McClelland (Hickory Wind) plays near
the entrance (weather permitting.
Mingle with local farmers and business
owners, shop for farm fresh food and
enjoy live music. The market is located
at the corner of Seventh and Centre
streets. Call 491-4872 or visit www fer-
Membership drive
In addition to this year's Black Tie
Dinner Concert on Nov. 22 at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, the membership
dues of Amelia Residents in Action for
the Symphony (ARIAS) also fund other
events and projects that support the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and
promote music appreciation in the com-
Member contributions have pur-
chased a new pipe for the symphony's
organ, funded scholarships for young
vocal and instrumental music students,
provided hands-on expenence with
orchestral instruments through ARIAS
"Instrument Zoo" program for local
fourth graders, and brought the JSO to
Amelia Island for the annual "Let
Freedom Ring" Memorial Day weekend
To help continue all ARIAS' contnbu-
tions to the arts in the community, con-
tact Bill Gingnch for membership infor-
mation at 277-7094 or

* *



101 Card of Tnanks
102 Lost & Founa
103 In Memornarn
104 Personals
105 Public Notice
106 Happy Card
107 Special Occasion
108 Gft Snops
201 Help Wanted
202 Sales-Business
203 Hotel/Restaurant

20-1 Work Wanted
2135 Live-in Help
206 Cnild Care
20-' Business Oppocrunitv
301 Schools & instruction
302 Diec. Exercise
303 HobOies'Crafts
305 Tutoring
306 LessonslClasses
401 r.lortgage Bought/Sold
402 Stocks & Bonds

40 3 Financial-Home'.Propert,'
404 Money To Lo3an
501 EquipDment
502 Livestock & Supplies
503 Pets/Supplies
504 Services
601 Garage Sales
602 Art.cle for Sale
603 'Miscellaneous
604 Bicycles
605 Computers-Supplies

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Bar ; c, Trailers
B,.:;a, Su plli_'C,.-k:.age;
Sp1lii.l EQur',rent ial e-s
Co,,mpulcr; i- SupplIeB

801 Wanted 1. bt u .-"o r't"
102 rlobile, Hmes
8[03 rlobil Hc.m, LO'i-
804- Amel,3a island HOrr,-
805 Beaches
806 WVaterfror.t
807' Condomirrnimus
?O08 Off Island,'Iul[-e
0119 L.:.c
8l1] Farm, ,.re3g_
'Ill Commierclsi R.etaIl
812 Proi ert, Exrhan:ne

613 In.s-tm,rent Properr,
014-V We't County
p15 Nliri "ind.S[ llarv's
1lr", Car ,3 r, Court,
81 C'tr-.,er 4reaa
'- 1 R.,onmmr.e Wanted.3
252 .-locle Homes
853 r.fljie MoI.rm, LOLS
855 AaritmEnl ;- Furnrihed
6o5 A..parn,.en[s-Llnfurn
7 C,-rrJ-.:.s-Furnr, hEd

Conaos. i-UrnfujrrishJ
Home r -Unfurn,sh-.I
V'acatior, REr,[ E is
Bed & E,-eakfa;t
Commercial, Retail
Commerce al


I 102 Lost & Found
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.
1 104 Personals
Gold Party. I do the work, & you share
the profit.. We are local, licensed &
insured. Call Sea Breeze, 277-0607.

105 Public Notice
Now planning trips to So. Africa,
Australia, Istanbul. Mady, 904-310-
6900 or

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 Ptates Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

107 Special Occasionl I

'celebrating the memory of our
daughter, Kristi Wilder. The "Are You
'My Friend" Benefit Dinner will be held
at Springhill Baptist Church on Friday,
-April 3rd at 6pm.

201 Help Wanted
JANITOR Immediate opportunity
with Martex Services on Amelia Island
for a reliable, mature Janitor. Work
includes policing grounds in a resort
community,' cleaning terraces, trash
removal, and other work as assigned.
Thirty-to-thirty-five hour work week
with flexible hours; includes Wed-
nesday, Thursday and Friday 4 10
p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 -10
p.m. Must have reliable transportation
and clean driving record. Excellent
,benefits and compensation. FAX
resume to 904-261-0821 or call 904-
COLONIAL LIFE.- seeks licensed Life
& Health agents to market voluntary
employee benefit programs to employ-
ers. First year potential 60K & up. Call
Meredith at (904)424-5697 or ANF
29 SOUTH, -. looking for professional,
self-motivated employees., Servers and
Hostess needed. Must have flexible
hours. Apply in person.
Part Time Teller Position available at
our Yulee Branch! We are looking for
an energetic, positive professional with
at least 6- months experience in
banking, retail/customer service in-
cluding cash handling experience.
.Teller experience is strongly preferred.
For more information and to submit
your resume, please Visit the Career
Opportunities link on our website at First Coast Comm-
unity Bank Is an Equal Opportunity
Employer supporting Diversity in the
workplace. M/F/D/V.
Dr. Farid Ullah's Cardiology Practice is
seeking a FT ARNP. FL ARNP lie req'd
along w/1-2 yrs of exp. Please send
resumes to:
or apply online at

201 Help Wanted

34cpm. Requires 12 mos exp & CDL-A.
Out 10-14 days. No felon or DUI past 5
yrs. (877)740-6262.-
National Recruiting Firm seeks
outgoing professional salesperson/
re-crulter. Position responsibilities
include new client development,
candidate recruitment and'placerpent.
Candidate must be a self-starter, moti-
vated and team player. Corporation' is
growing and we need highly qualified
candidates, quick learners. Send
resume with contact info to:
MEMBERS Nassau County Still
Hunting & Dog Running Club. $1200.
Call (904)753-1017
BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting
applications for P/T Housekeepers.
Must be able to work weekends. Apply
in person at Beachside Motel, 3712' S.
Fletcher Ave.
& airport. Must be flexible & island
resident. (904)583-7500
$600/WK. POTENTIAL$$$ helping
the government PT. No exp. No selling.
Call (888)213-5225. Ad Code: M. ANF
Espressos Cafe, Amelia Island
Upscale Tuscan Style Cafe
Fax Resume'To (904)491-9810
WANTED PT may lead to FT, Front
desk coordinator for busy physical
therapy clinic. Must be people friendly
and able to multitask. Medical office
experience required. Great benefit pkg
for FT. Fax resume to (904)277-4177,
Nassau Physical Therapy.
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims frbm 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.
AMELIA ISLAND'S newest fine
jewelry store, Scott & Sons, is seeking
experienced sales assoc. Please submit.
resume to:
Pickup Truck & Commercial Truck
Drivers Needed Deliver RV trailers &
comm'l trucks & buses to all 48 states
& Canada. Log on to www.RVdelivery ANF

201 Help Wanted
MECHANIC Experienced in gas,
diesel, & hydraulics for rental company
in St. Marys, GA. Have own tools &
clean MVR, 21 & over. Benefits, Uni-
forms, Vacation. Call (912)576-8686.
HOUSEKEEPER: Greyfield Inn -
Cumberland Island. In residence
position, dining experience required.
$24,500 per annum. Apply 6 North 2nd
Street, Suite 300, Fernandina Beach or
call 261-6408 for application.
NAPA AUTO PARTS is looking for 2
inside/outside sale assoc. for its FB and
Yulee locations. Experience and
enthusiasm a must. Please fax resume
to (904)261-9225.

-204 Work Wanted
EQUIPMENT We'll pick up. (904)
879-1535 or (904)237-5293
- Call Debbie for details at 225-8634 or
HOUSE CLEANING I have openings
to clean your home, weekly, bi-weekly,
or monthly. Experienced and refer-
ences. Call for a bid. (904)261-0780
erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.

204 Work Wanted
Mow, trim, edge, hedge,
plant, etc.
HOME REPAIRS Painting, roofing,
rotted wood, electrical, ceiling fans,
decks, tile, chimney repairs, gutter
cleaning and pressure washing. Call
Marc (904)583-4900. Lic. & Ins.

S 206 Child Care
LOOKING FOR reliable and flexible
sitter for my twin 10 year old girls; in
my home. Must have transportation
and be willing to transport to and from
school. Call 491-8030.

207 Business
Co. Christian themed. No exp. nec.
Training. P/T hours. Clients estb. for
you. Nets $72K. Recession has helped
business. $24,900. (941)685-8291.
Great financial opportunity. Call
earn $800 in a day? 25 local machines
& candy $9,995. .(888)629-9968
B02000033. Call us: We will not be
undersold! ANF

4yjmelia Island 'Plantation


Culinary Servers

On-Property Drivers -
Valid driver's license with clean record required
For more information contact: Human Resources 904.277.5919
904.491.4730 (fax) P.O. Box 3000 Amelia Island, FL 32035-3000 EOE and Drug Free Workplace,



Locally Owned & Operated
"Seren Ywars ofSer.ving Amelia Island"
Installation Available Fast, Friendly Seice

Repairs Reslrelcnes Small Installations

96117 Cessna Dr. Yulee, FL 32097
Dave Conley, Owner
Tel: 904-277-3382 .

277-2824 or 904-583-0012 cei
Licensed Bonded & Insured
Homes Condo's Rentals Offices
We Do Windows
Inside & Out Cleaning


Please Call Us At a J


Residential / Commercial
Licensed Bonded- Insured
Member AIFB Chamber
904-491-1971 Cell: 904-742-8430


Window & House

(904) 583-6331

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Service Directory!
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out how to put your
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Color and Starped Patios,
Driveways. Sidewalks, Slabs
Now doing Regular Concrete
and Stamped Concrete
LICENSE #6941 -A

Brick, Block, Stone, Stucco,
Concrete, Footers, Foundations,
Slabs, Mailboxes, BBQ Pits,
Serving Nassau County Since 1988
Walter 277-5367


State Reg. Building Contractor
S40 Years Experience
Licensed o Insured
State Licensed RB0055959

2-Car Garages

42W Wod nar tl k
Concree Bio9

When It Rains Be Prepared.
6" Seamless
Aluminum Gutters
LICENSED & INSURED Lowell & Renee Dustel
(904) 261-1940


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Service Directory!
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and find
out how to put your
advertising dollars
to work for you!

''igl, Tpie I1", l
Repair* Rebuild Remodel
Specializing in Hardie Board Siding
Tile Work Hardwood Floors Doors
Windows Custom Decks' Custom Trim
Crown Moulding
Licensed & Insured
321-0540 557-8257
Serving Nassau Count Since 2003

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

Sal Services
Handyman Services
Paint Pressure Washing
Lawn Maintenance Tile
Call Steve at 904-261-5097
or on Cell 770-597-1379



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Commercial & Residential
Lawn Maintenance
Landscaping & Sid Work
Irrigation Systems & Repair
Pressure Washing
No Job to Big or Small
Licensed and Insured
'10 Years cof 4ein Amea island


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

Cliff's Cuts
No contracts, Hand shakes
and Good will only
Lawn Care, Mowing,
Weedeating & Edging, Seasonal
Clean up, Tree & Brush Removal



464054 SR 200 Yulee

(904) 261-6821


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PRej',riable Prices
Nol jorT Ormal or TiO LkI"
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"Call the Professionals"
(904) 753-1689
Marc Lawing Owner/Operator



Painting & Pressure Washing
Interior & Exterior Painting
Commercial Properties

20% discount


by Callahan Services
(904) 669-4267
Weekly & Monthly Service, System Leaks.
Tile Repair, Regulate Chemicals, Clean
Ups, In-ground & Above Ground Pools.
*$25.00 discount with this ad*


free water testing
904-583-6349 904-838-3812


Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways etc.
Wood Decks Cleaned & Reseaed



' "Re-Roofing Is Our Speciallty
S Nassau County's Largest :
Roofing & Siding Contractor .
S Serving Satisfied
Homebuilders & Homeowners
Since 1993 ,
Re-Roofing New Roofing !
Vinyl Siding Soffit & Fascia
Free Estimate


UP TO 130 MPH '.,.
CCC-055600 ,


J.B. Baker Tree Service
Yulee, FL 32097
Tree Trimming
Tree Removal
Stump Grinding

Phone (904) 225-9112
Fax (904) 225-5967


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Agency Manager

(904) 879-3498
P.O. Box 5007
Callahan, FL 32011

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Steven Hair Maintenance, In -
"The local guy" since 198 ,'-
Quit Paying Too Much! ,"
SOperator or door replacements Transmiter replacement
Broken springs Stripped gears
Cables Service lor all makes & models





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301 Schools &

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

S 305 Tutoring
Straight has recession proof rates. Pay
what you want thru summer. Most
subjects and grades. (904)321-0846

S 501 Equipment
BREEDER BROODERS for sale (2),
$125/each. Call 225-8634 or 629-

S 503 Pets/Supplies
FREE TO GOOD HOME 3 year old
yellow. Lab. House dog, needs to be
indoors. Very loyal. Housebroken.

504 Services
HORSE BOARDING 3 stalls avail-
able. Blackrock Rd. (904)753-1071

601 Garage Sales

everything. Take Barnwell Rd to
Sawgrass Cove Trail. Sat 4/4 7am-
3pm. Rain or shLne.

601 Garage Sales 602 Articles for Sale 804 Amelia Island HomesI

GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/4, 8am-lpm.
96006 Sunfish Ln., in Heron Isles
subdivision. Furniture, clothes, books,
household items and more.
SAT. 4/4, 8AM 2455 Will Hardee Rd.
Fishing & dive gear, compressors,
ladder racks, furniture, china, collect-
ibles, painting' equip., wicker make-up
stand, & much more.

Moving Sale, lots of stuff. 8am to 1pm, CATS ANGELS YARD SALE Sat 4/4
Sat. 4/4/09. Inside, so rain or shine. 9am-2pm. Houseware items, lamps,
Books, furniture & more. 709 S. 8th St.

Harts Rd., Yulee. April 4th. 8am-12pm.
House stuff, men's & women's clothes,
horse show clothes, and much more.
GARAGE SALE Multi-family Sale at
2145 Natures Gate Ct. N. FB, FL.
Hours: Sat.; 9am-lpm & Sun., 9am-
MOVING SALE 2021 Cashenwood Dr
in Cashenwood Subdiv, Sat 4/4, 7am-
?. Stack W/D combo, TV's, sleep sofa,
pine dining room table w/6 chairs, 4
oak chairs, chester drawer & night
stand,, refrigerator, lazy boy recliner,
light house collection, holiday decor,
office supplies, assorted kitchen items,,
tools, 'luggage, microwave, hydraulic
dump trailer-6ft wide/12ft long -all
steel w/canopy top. Too many items to
mention (sale will be inside/outside the
home). Everything must go.
85912 HADDOCK RD. Thurs., Fri., &
Sat. 8am-? New carpet, new
refrigerator, dual recliner loveseat,
fishing stuff, food items, new kitchen
sinks, clothing, & much more.
YARD SALE Sat April 4 8am-2pm.
Furniture, plants, toys, clothing, .dolls,
household items. 315 S. 5th St., 3
block from old courthouse.-

FRI. & SAT. 8am-2pm. Weather
permitting. Children's toys, music CD's,
kitchen items, chair massager,
clothing, etc. 86162 Pages Dairy Rd.,
ESTATE SALE Entire household, club
chairs, Oriental server, dining table,
queen size bedrooms, chests, dressers,
Schmug Kotzien dressers, lamp tables,
buffet, antique game table, leather top
end tables, 1930's black leather
wingback, Royal Winchester, Carlton-
ware, Shelly china, sterling silver 12
place setting, ,many serving pieces,
loveseats, firescreen, wicker, tools,
postcards, linens, art books and art
supplies, many beautiful paintings, art
books, clothes, kitchen & garage. Fri.-
Sat., 8am-3pm. April 3rd & 4th. 86065
Meadowridge Court, first left off AIA,
just past new Goodyear & Target
stores, Meadowfield Bluffs Rd. Follow
the red and white signs. Fantastic sale.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/4, 8am-lpm.
2010 Atlantic Ave. Furniture, china
cabinets, household items, glassware,
toys, misc. items.
YARD SALE Sat., 4/4. 8am-5pm.
86079 Cardinal Rd., Yulee.
& fishing gear, yard & patio furn.,
books, toys, games, women's & child-
ren's shoes/clothes, Christmas items, 4
Nissan Pathfinder rims, small table,
area rugs, Sears treadmill, 2 guitars -
Fender Stratacaster & acoustic w/case,
& more. Sat. 4/4, 8am-2pm. Start at
2627 Georgia & then follow balloons.
Antiques, bird cages, & lots more.
Freeman Rd. in Yulee. Fri. 4/3 & Sat.
4/4, 9am-?
YARD SALE Sat. 4/4, 8am-lpm,
Girls clothes up to 18 mos., boys cloth-
ing from 2T to 5/6, Little Tykes toddler
bed, infant car seat, infant swing, adult
clothing & much more. 96506 Starfish
Dr., in Heron Island off Chester.
YARD SALE Miner Rd. Friday, 4/3 &
Saturday, 4/4. 8am-? Antiques,
furniture, tools, fishing, etc.
locations Friday April 3rd 9a-lp,
Saturday 4th 8a-lp 40 year
collections: Antiques, Military, Furni-
ture, clothing, cosmetic, power tools,
extensive Xmas, jewelry, porcelain doll
collections. Will close 1pm Friday
restocking new items from Georgia for
Saturday sale. Follow *signs both
entrances No early birds.
SAT., 4/4, 8AM-3PM. Garage sale.
2159 & 2327 Captain Kidd Dr. Tools,
furniture, household items.
Otter Run Dr. Furniture, household,
golf clubs, beds. Sat. 4/4, 8am-2pm.
No'Early Birds.
YARD SALE Sat. 4/4, 8am. 86096
Spring Meadow Ave.; Yulee.
86210 EVERGREEN PL Yulee. Multi
Family Furniture, HH, Tools, Clothes
Fri/Sat 8-1
YARD SALE 10th & Lime, Sat 4/4
8am-12pm. Lots of stuff, women's
clothes, kitchen items,' household
BIG YARD SALE What knots, tools,
furn, and much, much -more.
Nassauville to Marc Anthony, follow
signs. Fri 4/3 and Sat 4/4 8am-lpm.
Rain cancels.

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DISTRESS SALE! 1401 Fountain Dr. 3BR/2BA built on your lot. $69,900.
$180,000. Call Diana at Heritage Call ougard Const. @ (904)259-5008
Realty, 261-0100. or go to

area. 2BR/2BA home. included. Price half of original price. Call (904)753-
slashed. $80,000. (904)335-7185 0730 anytime.

printers & stands, tables, chairs,
microwave, office supplies, other misc
Items. 753 0028
GUN SHOW Sat. 04/04, 9-5 & Sun.
04/05, 9-4. The Morocco Shrine, 3800
St. Johns Bluff Rd., Jax. North Florida
Arms Collectors, (904)461-0273.

$25. Small white microwave, $20.
Used very little, five wooden bar stools
with backs, $10 each. Single bed, $20.
Full bed, $20. Three drawer dresser
with mirror, $30. Matching desk &
chair, $25. Recliner, $20. Computer
desk and chair, $35. Two end tables,
$6. High chair, $25. Graco swing, $20.
Walker, $25. Boy's shorts, sizes 5-8.
Call' (904)753-0132.

607 Antiques
& Collectibles

CELEBRATION Come join us at A1A
Antiques (the big yellow buildingin the
heart of Yulee) for our 10th Annivers-
ary Sale & Celebrationon oSaturday,
April 4th from 10:*00am to 4:00pm,
and Sunday, 4/5 from 1:00pm until
5:.00pm. We'll have snacks and
beverages and up to 50% off our
already low prices. Sale varies by
dealer. AlA Antiques, (904)225-1950.

610 Air Conditioners


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

611 Home Furnishings
recliner, Henredon love seat. Excellent
condition. (904)206-0238

S 624 Wanted To Buy
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628

704 Recreation Vehicles
250 BEAR TRACTOR Used in yard
only. Wanting to swap for nice car or
truck or will sell. (904)849-7064.

3BR/2BA in quiet subdivision. 1713
Blue Heron Ln. Completely remodeled,
new paint, big back yard. $199,000.
Call (770)584-3022.
side, completely rebuilt, all new
appliances, W/D hookup. 1 unit
wheelchair accessible. Phillips Manor
area, close to beach & Ritz Carlton. Call
John Stack (904)556-4491.
location for your custom home or
investment.. Sacrifice price of only
$39,500. (904)477-2679

805 Beaches
FSBO-Reduced. 3/2 in beautiful Ocean
Ridge. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scrn'd tiled porch-
es, hot tub. $359,900. (904)556-4500
Visit for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
KINGS FERRY 200ft +/- on St.
Marys River. 5 +/- acres on deep
water, private and safe. ONLY $200K
(FIRM). (904)845-2848
,ACRE deep water, dock, $1,000,000.
Beautiful. Big oaks. Private. We will
make it happen. Gay Browne,

807 Condominiums
ONLY 6 LEFT Amelia Green Town-
homes. Gorgeous 1707 sq. ft., 2BR/
loft/2.5BA townhome with master bed-
room on 1st floor in all units. Fireplace
'& attached garage, tile floors, bay
window (in some units), granite
counter tops, S/S appliances, screened
porches. $289,900. Call site agent at
thp marsh. Completely renovated. By
owner/decorator. $370,000. Call (904)

808 Off Island/Yuleel

4BR/2BA, 1800 sq.ft. $186,000. Yulee."
2BR/1BA. $125,000. Jean Hable,
Realtor. C-21 Ferreira (904)753-0807. ,
$384,900. 3BR/2.5BA. 0.5 acre corner
lot. Pre-qualified buyers only!
(904)321-0060. Rob or Kirsten.
RENT TO OWN 3BR/2BA on over 1
acre in Nassauville. $5000 down $900
mth. 206-3111

S809 Lots
LOT Great for retirement home
location. Someruelus St. $195,000,
negotiable. (904)225-9397.
WATER'S .EDGE Lakefront,
marshview, corner lot with majestic
oaks. Springwqod at Millpond Rd. FSBO
$150,000. 321-0060. Rob or Kirsten

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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
2BR/2BA SW MH for Rent or Sale.
1 ac lot, fenced yard, carport, metal
garage & two storage shed. MH
completely renovated. $700/mo +
$600 deposit. 85397-Angle' Rd. Yulee

803 Mobile Home Lotsl

852 Mobile Homes

IBA. S500/mo. + deposit. Call (904)
2 & 3BR MOBILE HOMES for rent,
Furnished & unfurnished, $500-
$700/mo. Units available in Hilliard &.
Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-5190.
small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lawn service provid-
ed. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-6486
3BR/2BA DW on 1 acre in Wilson
Neck area of Yulee. W/D, CH&A.
$750/mo. + $750 deposit required
866-9561 or 225-0716.
with deck & screened porch, $170/wk.
Elec. & gas included. Sandpiper Court
above ground pool on 1/2 acre.
$950/mo. + $950 deposit. Chester Rd.,
Yulee. (904) 504-4888
person. $100 weekly. Elec. & gas
included. Sandpiper Court (904)261-
Amanda Ct., in Lofton Creek.
$750/mo. Call (904)626-9637.
3BR Beautiful new decor. $500-
$800/mo. Includes water, lawn, poss..
RTO. (904)315-1757 or 613-8401
2BR/2BA 2nd row riverfront. Nice,
big, shady lot. Call (904)335-7185.

853 Mobile Home Lots
CAMPER/RV LOT 30 amp. Electric
included. $360/mo. Sandpiper Court

855 Apartments

At Beach Sm eff. $145/wk. 1BR
$195/wk. + dep, utils incl. On Island -
1-3BR MH's in park $165/wk. or
$660/mo.' + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034.
FURNISHED 1BR Downtown. $175/
wk. or $600/mo. Utilities included.
$200/WK + $200 dep. Utilities all
furnished. Also, 2BR trailer on 1 acre,
$600/mo. + $600 dep. (904)849-7064.

856 Apartments
SMALL 1BR at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
included. References, deposit required.
$650/mo. (904)335-1665
1BR. Utilities included. Service animals
only. Main beach area. $675/mo.
rent starting at $595. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS for rent startingat
$675. Call .(904)261-0791 or visit our
site at

Antique & Collectibles Auction
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Preview 10 AM Auction 11 AM

jfranke's Anttques & uctions
U.S. HWY. 1 Hilliard, FL

Coins & Currency
Furniture Glassware
Paintings Advertising
Many More Quality
Items Not Listed
Public Welcome

To View On-Line
ID #4730. Credit Cards accepted 13%
Buyers Premium Discounted to 10 % for Cash or Check
Sale by: Barbara Speal Bus. Lic. #366
For information call: (904) 845-2870
Auctioneer: Don Elliott Lic. #1487.


Saturday April 4th

I till 4 PM



1018 Isle of Palms Ln.

3BR/2BA $249,500

1020 Isle of Palms Ln.

3BR/2BA $229,000



FRIDAY, APRIL 3.2009 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 53

856 Apartments

OCEAN VIEW 2433B S. Fletcher.
Upstairs, 3BR/1BA, CH&A. Public beach
access, large deck, .1 yr lease.
$925/mo. + utilities. (904)753-0807.
HOUSE 2 porches, CH&A, dishwash-
er, W/D hookup, ceiling fans. No smok-
ing. Svc animals only. 1 yr lease +
deposit. $875/mo. Water & garbage
p/u included. 737 N. Fletcher. 261-
3BR/2BA Top floor of duplex, 1
block from ocean, large deck, washer &
dryer. Very nice. $1000/mo. + deposit.
1BR/1BA AMELIA PARK 600 sq. ft.
$700/mo. + dep. Call (904)335-0539.
OCEAN VIEW 2BR No lease. Service
animals only. $800/mo. + security
deposit. Call (904)261-7750 after 6pm.

858 Condos-Unfurnished

1BR/1BA beautiful, luxury condo for
only $800/mo. Freshly painted and
new tile throughout all living areas.
Washer & dryer included in unit. Quiet,
gated community with great amenities.
Available April 1st! Call Hannah @
1BR/1BA Amelia Lakes beautiful
end-unit. .W/D, wood firs, upgraded
fixtures. $700/mo. Incl water. Call
Carol, (904)261-3077:
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in spec-
ial, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-9525
925 TARPON AVE. Unit 11 North
Pointe. 2BR/2.5BA. Call (904)571-
remodeled, granite kitchen/bathrooms,
wood floors, stainless steel appliance.
$1500/mo. Rent negotiable for right
tenant. 753-4267
AMELIA PARK Gorgeous 2BR/2BA .
Immaculate. Upgrades. All appliances.
Ground floor end unit.. $1200/mo.

857 Condos-Furnishe4 1859 Homes-Furnished I

2BR/2BA FURNISHED All apple. incl.
W/D. Water, sewer & trash incl.
$1200/mo. Mariners Walk, south end of
island. 6 mo lease. (814)937-2565
included. $1175/mo. Call Terri at (904)
ished, $1660/mo. SUMMER BEACH
ished, $1200/mo. 6 month lease &
more. AMELIA RENTALS, 261-9129.
2-car garage, pool, tennis. All
appliances including W/D. $1500/mo.
+ deposit. No smoking. Available now.
Long. term or month to month. Call
(904) 838-1969.

858 Condos-Unfurnished
Community pool & tennis. $990/mo.
(904)261-0920 or 753-0807.

ocean. 2200 sf. Screened porch. Golf
cart. 6 r mo. lease. $2495/mo. +
deposit. (770)833-4255.

860 Homes-Unfurnished Find The News-Leader on the World Wide Web
PAGE HILL All brick home, 3BR/2BA, Read the news. e-mail the staff, check the
large lot, water softener, washer/dryer. CIaSsifeds, or subscriae to
$1095. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. v k classifieds, or subscribe to
(904)277-0006- Florida's Oldest Weekly Newspaperl
3BR/2BA with FP, fenced in back
yard, & irrigation system. Pristine con-
dition. Available now. Nice neighbor-
hood. $1150/mo. Call (904)556-1225.
- Downtown, w/pool. Live/work. Amaz-
ing! $3500/mo.
(~17)628-8515 _-| OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
RENT OR LEASE 5BR/2BA beautiful
home. Remodeled & ready for moveSouth Flecher Avenue
$1100/mo. Won't last. (954)856-1424
4BR/3BA 2800sf split plan, near 'aUOD Reahl Corp.EIL sIORS" 904-261-3986 or 800-395-4517
beach & greenway, pool. Available now muo Rij 9F
with 12 month lease,, longer term "
considered. Includes pool & lawn
service. $1875/mo. (904)556-2929 ,
2BR/1BA House carport, on island, -
$800/mo. + $800 dep. Small Trailer i
acre + lot, Nassauville, $625/mo. +
$625 dep. (904)753-0165. Negotiable
HUD HOMES 4BR/2BA $217/mo. o W
3BR foreclosure $199/mo. Stop
renting. 5% dwn, 15 yrs @8%. For l,,t, ,e
listings (800)366-9783 x5853. ANF $124,900 $179,900
96679 ARRIGO BLVD. Convenient $124,900 $179,900
off island location in Beachway, F .-I'E ., R'I,.--h '.'ILL-',GE 3 I 1 G I.'.-SS, Pl.I.'El- [l-1"l .L
garage, A/C. Reduced, only $1150/mo. ------APR HO
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* 95035 Woodberry Lane (The Preserve) 4BR/4BA large master
bedroom has a garden tub and separate shower. This is a beautiful
home locate in the Preserve. $1850
* 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. $1295
* 95053 Reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered
patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and' fire-
place in living room. $1595 1 .
* 95069 Reserve Court r. 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered
patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fire-
place in living room. $1595 .
* 2100 Belveder 2BR/1BA located'close to middle and high school,
only one block from Atlantic Ave. Rear yard is fenced in. $900
* 2139 Sapelo Court 2BR/2BA Fantastic home located in quiet small
neighborhood. Home has brand new tile, paint and carpet. $1000:
* 409 South 6th Street 2BR/L.5BA Beautiful landscaping, enclosed
courtyard, and located walking distance to historic downtown.
* 4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Side South) 3BR/2BA Located in pres-
tigious golf side south where amenities include a community swim-
ming pool and east access to the beach, Ritz Carlton and golf club of
Amelia just across the street. $1800
* 95210 Woodberry 4BR/4BA Beautiful like new home, open fami-
ly room to large gourmet kitchen with bar area, formal dinning and
living room, large master bedroom suite, screened porch that over-
looks pond. Home has two car garage located on quite cu-de-sac.
* 2079 Indigo Steet (Park View) 3BR/2BA Home is located in Park
View Subdivision with a covered patio, two car garage and two full
master baths. $1300
* 86351 Eastport Drive (North Hampton) 4BR/3BA This is a
beautiful home with a large screened-in patio with a great view of the
lake. Kitchen opens up to family room and dining room. Home has
fireplace in family room. $1800
95107 Twin Oaks Lane (Spanish Oaks) 3BR/2BA home with
large fenced in lawn, split floor plan with extra room off of the entry
that can be used for guest bedroom or office, new paint. $995
IN 4th Street Ant. C IBR/1BA Located in historic district. $600'

* 883-B Mary Street 2BR/1.5BA Only 2 blocks from ocean, one car
garage. $795
* 1593 Park Ave; (Amelia Park) 4BR/3.5BA Walking distance to
the Y.M.C.A. and centrally located near shopping centers. $1800
* 95046 Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in a gated community off A1.A off of the Itntercoastal water-
way. Rent includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2475
* 95096 5-B Barclay 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 locatedacross from'rneighborhood park. Wood floors through-
out lower level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes courtyard for
relaxing evenings, $1295 ' '
* 2850 South Fletcher 3BR/1BA beautiful ocean views. $1295'
* 2418 N. First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA spend the suinmer 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 I
* 2443B" First Ave. 3BR/2BA townhome with fireplace in family
room. IHome is only one block from the ocean. $900

* 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
community with swimming pool. Rent includes water, sewer, trash
lawn and pool care. $1400
* 2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for a wonderful get away
for thile 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, mid windows every-
where.The upper level deck has stairs that take you right to the beach.
IHome 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
* 4210 South Fletcher 4BR/4BA Beautiful home located right on
the ocean with wonderful ocean views. Home is fully furnished and
tastefully decorated. Rent includes electric, water, sewer and garbage.

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2919 South Fletcher 3B2.58A town home beautifully decorated and
Itimisled. Ftrolt deck with ocean view. tawi cae & utilities. On Island.
I'l I,.rii'. i. I'*.i. 41Hi .01 L\ l iii nnd I '..., J5,i- tli..-.g. Masler \with
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41 Oak Grovt 2B1VIBA witb swimming pool and fenxd I'n h.l. .rld.
lardwiood floors tlltoghout. Pooland lawn care. Otn island. ~'.iiii .
1831 Ptytrieter Park 2R,2B8A first floor codo End unit Close to the
YMCA. I cagairage. OItsland. $1,00,1uo.
I" I'l ..rn ins tii',I- 'if" 2IA hIome with screened in lanai and fenced in
L.a k ) i *n .:iul-jd i I. -I urand tev carpet and lots of upgrades. 2 car
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available or smallfee. Lawn car. On Island. $1,795/mo
1984 Burnha.m 3BRB/3aR with fontal living and dining Hlardwuood floors
ltr,.... h i r,,ain itnl .au .-dl ,.1isJ..( lild .Ior ,.,l s.itl ie es tisI L.
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motier-tn-law suiteabovegarage. awncare OffIsland. l.Isiiinl...
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-a ,'m .im,:t. ~~lsk 2tA 1',650 sq. It: homewithl covered lanai. Off Island.
$1 lison..

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l,, pri IJ.'.]..u L =IT IIla ..l m 1,150/imo
823 N. Fletcher- 2BRBA furnished upstairs unit. ocean viewvwith
auitr)on. witerewer included. On lsiand. $l]lX0hao
96161 TDi.ld tie it1 ... h ..ill I. l.di. r 1t, '. .| -,.1-o ...'i ,
kitchen, r-., I a r& ,bg tIuVI i A .. ii ,'-...,I 11 1 i1iii.I
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86059 Remsenburg i3Bl2A 1,500 sq. ft. home. Huge backyard. Weless area for cookouts and fnily gatherings. OC rsizeld yard. Short walk to the
access. OffI'said. $1,550!mo beach. On Island. $950ano
86205 Eastport.- :u'insl..,r., ..,,iii,,t.'. I ti pen and bright. Irrigation& 86088SantaBarbara-2Bl/2BA. Each BR hasown IA. Pefect lnr
securityvsytenms. is.-",. TIt tiW'l 1 l r '51u. ooinattes. Fenced backyard and one car garage. OffIsland. $925'nmo

951090 (txxobery- 3B19/3A home with lile floors thmughout main living area.
Screened in lanal & fireplace. Washer & Dryer plus law care. On Island.

2157 Pebble Beach 38112.5A 4 ith upgraded kitchen, granite counter tops,
stainks, sl'.. i ippla,- 'ivtwo car garage, common swimming pool. iWaIher &
dyl r,1,1.,ii . i.U il.,,,,. $1,450/a10
95053 Salinas 4W BR3 BA 2 story liouse witf guest room and full bath down;
1900 sq fti upgraded e.t-in-kitchen with stainless appliances and corian
counternops; large, bright fily mom with su und sound tapatblity; awcenrx
lanai overlookig nice backyad. Off Island $ l,4i0Smo

519 S. 14th 3BRi28 home \widt fenced in back yard. On Island. $900/nio
96020 Starlight.3BR,2BA home on pond. Freshly panued & split floor
plan. Offsbland. $975/mo
4807St. Maxi 2Bl12BAtown home wli large oversized master suite. One
month free with 12 moith lease. On Island. $895/mo
86(0 Cashen-2B1BIRA home centrally located. On Island, $750/mo
765 Kenneth 2BR2PMA fenced with oowsized back aciRl. Cenradly located.
On Island. $75Qbano

1843 Windswept Oak- Beautiful 3BV2BA Screned in lanai. formal iing and Amdeli lAnding RA- 2lBR2BA condo with wap around porch walking
dining. On Island $1,400tmo distance to beach. Community poolftennis courts. On Island. $750,lno

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FOR RENT 2 units avail! 2BR/1BA,
like new, all new appliances, W/D
hookup. 1 unit wheelchair accessible.
Phillips Manor area, close to beach &
Ritz Carlton. $1,000/unit/mo. Call John
Stack (904)556-4491.
$1450/mo. Call Robin (912)270-3239.
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Beautiful wooded 90x140 Amelia Island
lot two blocks from the beach on Lot 9
Countess of Egmont. $189,900. All
reasonable offers will be entertained.
Owner is a home designer and can help
put your dream home on this lot.

Sam Kellum, W
(904)753-4390 ei ,, n,

1860 Homes-Unfurnished 860 Homes-Unfurnished 1860 Homes-Unfurnished

refurbished, CH&A, storage shed.
$695/ mo., 1st & last + $600 dep. Call
subdivision. 1 year lease. Service
animals only. Call (904)753-4559.
STYLE LIVING Amelia National.
4BR/2.5BA, 2400sf, huge master,
stainless appliances, gas stove, quartz
counters. $1600/mo. See online:
www.ameliaislandliving.NET. Call (904)
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
American Beach 5475 Ocean Blvd.,
3BR/2BA, 1100sf, $1000/mo. North
Hampton 861452 N. H. Club Way,
4BR/4BA w/bonus, 2994sf, $2200/mo.
Don Brown Realty at 225-5510 or
860 CASHEN DR. on island. Cute
2BR/1BA cottage, near everything.
Refrig., A/C's, ceiling fans, deck, yard.
$750/mo. Pis drive by, call # on sign.
EGANS BLUFF 3BR/2BA, 2200sf,
fenced yard, pet friendly, fresh paint,
near beach. Lawn care included.
$1475/mo. (904)415-0105

with large yard, wood floors, all
appliances, 2 decks. $825/mo. Call
LARGE BRICK 3-4BR/2.5BA in Glen
Laural subdivision. This home has
many upgrades on an acre corner lot.
Available for rent or purchase. Rent
$1,450/mo. + deposit. 904-210-7495
ON THE WATER Great views.
3BR/2BA. 1600 sq. ft., screened porch,
2nd floor balcony, deck. $1'050/mo
(904)491-0519 or 945-2139
FLORIDA STATEWIDE auction starts
April 18. 1000 homes MUST BE SOLD!
REDC Free brochure (800)756-2155, ANF
3BR/2BA home with built-ins. Fenced
backyard. Pets OK. Year lease. Call
CLEAN HOME 1/2 block fr Atl. on
15th Street. 2BR, W/D hkup, CH&A,
svc animals only. The Realty Source,
Inc. 904-261-5130 Iv msg. $800/mo.
429 S. 5TH ST 2BR/1BA, corner lot
w/fenced yard. $550/mo. 626 S. 8th
St. studio apt. $550/mo. Hickory
Village 3BR/2BA w/enclosed pool.
$1500/mo. Call ACR (904)261-2770.

SPACIOUS 4BR/3BA $879/mo.
Pool, lawn maint., W/D optional, all
appliances. Call Tammy (904)277-
ON ISLAND Rent w/option to buy.
3/2 + Ig den, 1500sf, CH&A. Nice area,
close to town, beach, schools. $995/
mo. or $250/wk+dep. (904) 261-5034
3BR/2BA Great location. $995/ mo.
+ deposit. Call (904)707-3155,
(904)261-0728 or (904)583-1946.

I 863 Office

ABLE 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

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

3BR/2BA in Ocean View Estates, \n8 i _il
close to beach, 1700sf 1 year lear lease. 864 Commercial/Retail
$1550/mo. Call (904)885-1356. 1

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.

861 Vacation Rentals

Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
Summer Beach Village 3BR/2BA,
gar., furn., gated comm., pool, 5 mins
to beach. $600/wk. (excl) or $2000/
mo. incd utils. 261-6204, 206-0035

1 863 Office
ING" Small offices available. Call
Manager, (770)444-9800.
Downtown & 14th Street. 150sf to
1500sf., Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-
Office Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
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.

house, recording, dance studio, bar.
Located between Wicked Davey's and
Palace Saloon. 3500sf down, 950sf up.
Offices, caretaker units inside CRA
outside HDC. Entire bldg only
$1700/mo. Lease available. 321-2222
626 S. 8TH ST 3 spaces available.
Lease rates from $700-$1400/mo.
Great visibility. 1214 Beech St. -
Restaurant/Retail. For sale or lease.
Make an offer! 2227 Sadler Rd. -
Retail/ Office. 1540 sf. Purchase -
$495,000. Lease $1800/mo. Call ACR
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on AlA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate

S 901 Automobiles
98 OLDS AURORA luxury car. All
pwr. 110K on SYNTHETIC OIL. VG
cond. $2995. (904)277-3812, Iv msg.
Police-Impounds For Sale '95
Honda Accord $500. '95 Honda Civic
$600. For listings call (800)366-9813
ext 9271. ANF
Vans, Jeeps, Geo Tracker, mini-van,
S/W. $200-$2900. Cash/make pymts/
.finance. For details, 261-5034.

Gorgeous Home, in Meadowfield Subdivision! 'i' "'
Must see to appreciate ,his spacious i4BPJ3BA home ,.It
with large upstairs bonus room/5th bedroom. Split
foorplan. Large owner's suite with private sitting
area and traycd ceilings. Fireplace in the family .;. S. ,,, -,
room with custom cabinets and shelving. Formal
Dining. ,tiledkitchen, foyer and bathrooms. .. ^- .I" '-
Covered back porch. Home sits on a large lot with
irrigation system and mtwo car courtyard/side entry i I
garage with additional parking in front.
$259,500 MLS #48553 ,

SBrandi Hollerich
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904 556-6861 REAL ESTATE Fernandina Beach Realty

Better than the Model! Amelia
Island home with inground
pool/spa, 4/3 manyupgrades.
$489K MLS#49013


Real Estate, Inc. Real Estate, Inc.

* 1023 Isle Palm Ln 3BR/2BA with
pool, very nice. $1,250/mo. + util.
* 1006-A Natures Walk 2BR/2.5BA, 2
car gar., handicapped equipped, tile
floor, wide doors. $1,200/mo."+ util.
*3BR/IBA home in the Historic
District. 23 S. 10th St. $1,100/mo. +
*3BR/3BA Amelia Park 2,358 sq. ft.,
includes yard & pool maint.
-619 S. 14th St 3BR/IBA $975/mo. +
- 2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn., w/ 2
car garage, pool & tennis included.
$950/mo. + until.
*2BR/IBA Mobile Home on Bailey
Road $700/mo + util.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview $ 1,000/mo.
+ util.
*3BR/2.5BA 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. + util
* 1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. 2BR/IBA
$850/mo. plus utilities.
*730 S. 14th St. -3B1R/IBA, $850/mo
i+util, $1,200 security deposit

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


*1300 sq. ft. office space in Historic
District. $1,200/mo. + tax & util. 23 S.
10th Street. 1/2 block off
* 1539 S. 8th St. I room office & bath,
private ent. $300/mo. + tax.
* Office/Retail -212 S. 8th St. Flexible
space, close to Centre St.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
* Approx .,800 s.f. Retail Bldgd 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare'zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
* DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to.
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
* Approx 1,650 s.f. +7- at 13 N. 3rd'St.,
just off of Ceptre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo. + until & tax. Call about
special rental concessions.
*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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