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. Two-year-old Ella Gltz,
above, keeps her hands
warm in her pockets
during a chilly Easter
Egg Hunt on Tuesday at
Central Park. Sixteen-
month-old Raleigh
Simmons, above right,
hunts for eggs while
Alexis Wally, 5, above
center, prepares to fill
her bag. Sisters Greta
Sadler. 2. and Edie, 5,
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New county policy bars



some romantic liaisons


RYAN SMITH'
News-Leader
The Nassau County Commission
has added language to a new county
policy that would prohibit county com-
missioners and their appointees from
having romantic relationships with
subordinates.
The original amendment to the
county's nepotism policy, barring rela-
tionships between supervisors and
their subordinates, slopped short of
including elected officials. However,
Commissioner Danny Leeper on
Wednesday asked that commissioners
and their appointees be included.
"I think as county officials we need
to set the standard," Leeper said.
"I don't know that we could write
that into the ordinance, because we're
not really employees of the county,"
Commission Chairman Barry


County to it

RYAN SMITH
News-Leader'
The Nassau County Commission
approved Wednesday a concept for
streamlining the building permit
process and instructed county staff to
move toward implementation. The
approval comes after more than four
years of planning by a specially cre-
ated task force and numerous com-
plaints about the county's current
permitting process.


Holloway said.
Holloway added
that as elected,
officials, commis-
sioners could not
subject each
other to disci-
pline.
Leeper, how-
Leeper ever,. said adding
_the language
would illustrate
that the commissioners didn't feel
they were above the law. "I want to'
send a clear and convincing message
that we're going to hold ourselves
accountable," he said.
"I understand Commissioner
Leeper's' interest, and I support it,"
Commissioner Mike Boyle said. "My
only question is how do we enforce it,
because we're elected by the people.
Symbolically, I certainly support it."


County Coordinator Ed Sealover
said Leeper requested the original
policy barring fraternization. "His posi-
lion is fairly clear that there should
not be fraternization between subor-
dinates and immediate supervisors,"
Sealover said Thursday.-
"When Ed was bringing back all
these ethics policies, I thought it was
a perfect opportunity to bring up this
issue," Leeper said after the meeting.
"When he came back with that, I felt
it was a good policy, but it stopped
short of including everybody. And if
it didn't include everybody, what mes-
sage are we sending to the employ-
ees? ... I think now going forward,
everybody's on notice that we're not
going to tolerate it."
Boyle reiterated Holloway's point
that commissioners don't have the
COUNTY Continued on 4A


prove permit process
Growth Management Director office in 2006. "During the el
Walter Fufidio cited long delays and process when I started runni
"endless" requests from staff for more office and started talking to pe(
information as the principal problems the county about particular prol
with the current process. "Yesterday I heard a lot not just from de
I asked the staff to take a look at the ers, but from private individ
average review time for a Class IV 'Why does it take so long to
permit," he said. "... It's 257 calendar permit in this county?'" he sa
days, 172 working days." When the original rules were
Commission Chair Barry they did what they thought wa,
Holloway said Monday that he had for the people. But as time goe
fielded complaints about the length of
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3 commissioners


MICHAEL PARNELL
News-Leader

Three city commissioners who
aren't running this year for reelection
could keep their seats one year longer
- there would be no election next year
for Ken Walker's seat if voters
approve a proposed city charter.
amendment Tuesday.
City Attorney Tammi Bach remind-
ed commissioners Tuesday that a pro-
posed charter amendment extending
their terms from three to four years is
"retroactive to everyone sitting up
here now."
That means Walker's term would
end in 2011, instead of next spring,
and the terms of Commissioners Eric
Childers and Susan Steger would end
in'2012 instead of 2011..
The two commissioners elected
Tuesday would serve four-year terms,
until 2013, if the amendment passes,
but only three-year terms if it fails.
Commissioners now- serve three-year
terms.
Incumbent Bruce Malcolm and
Jeffrey Bunch are vying lor one seat,
while Larry Myers, Tim Povnter and
Jim B. H-igginbothamn compete for the
other. Malcolm is completing a three-
year term, while Sapp is relinqui:h-
ing his seat after a threr-year term


Walker


Childers


There are five
commissioners;
now two are elect-
ed one year, two
the next and then
one in a third year.
A city charter
review panel rec-
ommended extend-
ing the terms so Steger
that elections could
be moved from
April to November. That would save
.money by combining elections with
state and federal elections, which
would necessitate four-year lerms. It
would also likely increase voter
turnout, which was only 12 percent
last spring. 1 .
But the proposed charter amend-
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ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER
Geneva McGowen hugs her son Felix after the city told him to,"carry
on" with his street vending.


City spares Felix


by doing nothing


MICHAEL PARNELL
SANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
In the end Tuesday, the city did
nothing. After hearing from two high-
powered attorneys and hundreds of
local residents in support of street ped-
dler Felix Jones, the commission did
nothing.
It took no action. It did not approve
a law, or direct staff to prepare a law or
regulation, that would spare Felix from
a city ordinance that purportedly
would prohibit him from vending on
downtown streets and sidewalks.
The city commission did not even
consider an agenda item that would
have specifically exempted Felix from
city regulations. Not only was there
no vote, there was no discussion of
the motion, nor an opportunity for any
commissioner to make the motion that
had been prepared for the agenda.
Instead, City Attorney Tammi Bach
determined that Felix should be
allowed to continue his downtown
vending business because his profits
go to charity.
Why hadn't she made that ruling


before? Because nobody asked her,
she said after the meeting.
City commissioners never dis-
cussed Bach's decision at the meet-
ing, nor did they vote on whether to
endorse it. After hearing from two of
Nassau County's most persuasive
attorneys Dan McCranie and Mike
Mullin and hearing the ardent sup-
port of more than a hundred residents
who marched from Central Park to
City Hall in support of Felix the city
commissioners sat quietly and did,
well, nothing.
Two commissioners spoke about
it at the end of the meeting, long after
the crowd had left. Commissioner Ron
Sapp, who placed the "food peddling"
item on the agenda, said he was dis-
appointed in Bach's handling of the
matter.i
Sapp had written and distributed a
memo with a proposed amendment to
the city's no-peddling ordinance that
asked to "create an exemption for any
individual" able to meet certain crite-
ria, including longevity and public
recognition.
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50 YEARS AGO

The Charlotte Hornets
were set to close out their
spring training with a game
against the Jacksonville
Braves in Fernandina Beach.
April 9, 1959

25 YEARS AGO

J.E. Weatherford, Nassau
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seek reelection to the post
he had held for 28 years.
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major universities to set up
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NEWS DEADLINES
Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
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Monday, 12 p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

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Katie Walk/Ride
The Katie Caples Founda-
tion 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 visit www.katieride-
forlife.org
The walk will start from
the Atlahtic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center at 9 a.m. Lunch
provided by Firehouse Subs.
The Katie Ride for Life 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 Founda-
tion 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 the trauma of an
automobile accident.
For more information call
the Katie Caples Foundation
at 491-0811 or access
www.katierideforlife.org.
MSWalk
The Northeast Florida
Chapter of the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society will
hold its 2009 First Coast Walk
MS on April 18. The 5K
(approximately 3 miles) First
Coast Walk MS will start at
the Jacksonville Veterans
Memoal Arena at 10 a.m.


WEEKLY UPDATE


Blood drive
The Florida Georgia
Blood Alliance will' host a
community blood drive April
11 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at
Publix and 9.a.m.-3 p.m. at
Kmart in Fernandina Beach.
Quitsmoking class
Quit Smoking.Now!,
brought to you by the
Nassau County Health
Department and AHEC, is a
six-week class designed to
help you beat the addiction
to tobacco. Classes begin
April 13, noon-1:30 p.m.,
meeting once weekly at
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau in dining room 2, or
on April 16, 5:30-7 p.m., at the
YMCA community room,.
1915 Citrona Drive. For more
information or to register call
Jennifer, 548-1867, or email
jenniferemmons@doh.state.
fl.us.
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
the Regional Consultants in
Hematology/Oncology.
Joyce is the medical consult-:
ant for the Pink Ribbon
Ladies.
Ieglon meets again
American Legion Post
#174 veterans' organization,
200 South 12th St.,
Fernandina Beach, has been
reactivated and meets at 5:30
p.m. the second Tuesday of
- each month at the Peck
Center. The next meeting is
April 14. Call Thomas ,
Sanders, Post Commander,
at 556-3782 for information.
AAR meeting
. The local chapter #4608 of
AARP will meet April 14 at 1
p.m. at the Council on Aging
building (board room) across
from Baptist Medical Center-
Nassau.
Members are urged to
attend and bring a new mem-
ber with them. Speaker and
member Fred Sanders will
give insights into family
genealogy. Optional lunch
will be at Zaxby's on 14th -
Street at 11:30 a.m. for those
who wish to attend.

Baseball player
tospeak
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
several 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.
For more information call
the Nassau County Health
Department at 548-1866.
Homeless coalition
A membership meeting of
the Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County
will be held April 16 at 9:30
a.m. at the Peck Center.
Anyone requesting informa-
tion about the coalition or
about this meeting can call
Tom Washburn at 491-1753.
Alzheimer's support
The Alzheimer's/
Dementia Support Group for


Nassau County will meet
1:30-2:30 p.m. April 16 at the
Council on Aging, 1307
South 18th St.
A representative from
Community Hospice will be
the guest speaker. National
Healthcare Decisions Day is
April 16, and Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida
encourages you to join
Americans across the coun-
try in making your future
healthcare decisions known
to family, friends and health-
care providers by completing
your advance directives
today.
No pre-tegistration is
required. This meeting is
open to the public and every-
one who has an interest is
invited to attend: For infor-
matibon, call Ann Smith, R.N.,
at 491-3222.
Benefit ride
A benefit ride for Ed
"Wolfmnan" Wall, a familiar
face at coffee houses down-
town and the Florida House'
. who was diagnosed with
bone cancer in'February, will
be held on April 18. The
event begins at the movie
theater parking lot at noon.
Kickstands up at 1 p.m. Ride
ends in downtown
Fernandina with food and
music by Roger Hawke and
the Dixie Angel Band provid-
ed by the Florida House and
Frisky Mermaid. Third
Street will be blocked off
from 1-0 p.m. for the event.
Donation is $20 per bike, $5
for passengers. All proceeds
will be donated to the family
and will be accepted by the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department.
For more information
contact Mark Leaptrot at
(904) 583-1066 or e-mail-
'trofleap60@msn.com.
NACDAC meeting
Members of the commu-
nity interested in the preven-r
tion and elimination of under-
age drinking and other drug
use within Nassau County
'are invited to attend this
month's Nassau Alcohol,
Crime and Drug Abatement
Coalition (NACDAC) meet-
ing on April 21at 4 p.m.
NACDAC is a non-profit
coalition created to support
and encourage drug-free
lifestyles for the youth of
Nassau County. It meets the
third Tuesday of every
month at 4 p.m. at the
County Building, 86026
Pages Dairy Road, Yulee. For
more information, visit
www.nacdac.org or call Jean
Bardes at 753-2551.
Healing camp
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will offer
Camp Healing Powers May 1
-3 at the Marywpod Retreat
and Conference Center, 235
Marywood Drive in St. Johns
County (four miles south of I-
295 on State Road 13).
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. creates
a safe, warm, fun and sup-
portive 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 completion of
camp. Pre-camp assessments
are required.
Space is limited. Call
(904) 407-7001 to schedule
an appointment for a camp
assessment.


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Check-in begins at 9 a.m. Live
music will also be featured
with a Dave Matthews cover
band, Proudest Monkey, start-
ing at 11 a.m. Beginning at 1
join the fun with event part-
ner, Wing & Rock Fest, featur-
ing live music, wings from
Jacksonville's finest wing
houses, contests and more.
After the walk, a Kids Zone
($5 charge) will keep the kids
happy and food and beverages
will be available for purchase.
Individuals and teams may
register online at http://walk
FLN.nationalMSsociety.org.
Autism walk
Joel Pace's piano students,
many from Nassau County,
are sponsoring student Jack
Summers in the Zoo Walk for
Autism April 26. Team Joel


Gilbert Cooper, 58, died
Thursday morning, April 9,
2009. Funeral arrangements
were incomplete at time of pub-
lication.
Green Pine Funeral Home
Betty W. Ellington, 74,
died Tuesday morning, April


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The Nassau County Tradtion since 1931
Visit Our Life Stories at www.OxlevHeard.com


Pace Piano in support of
Summers is accepting dona-
tions for the walk. For infor-
mation, visit www.heal autism-
now.org/eblast/February09/
Heal_zoowalk.pdf. To help
sponsor Summers, contact
Pace at joelpace@juno.com or
visit www.joelpacepiano.com
for links to the donation site.
Great Strides walk
The Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation is recruiting
teams for its 2009 Great
Strides walks taking place in
five Northeast Florida loca-
tions, including Fernandina
Beach on May 16 at 9 a.m. at
Fort Clinch State.Park, 2601
Atlantic Ave. Crispers will pro-
vide snacks. Register by going
to www.cff.org\great_strides,
or by calling (904) 733-3560.


OBITUARIES

Arley M. Quicke Sr.


Arley M. Quicke, Sr., 85,
passed on April 7, 2009 at his
Fernandina Beach, FL resi-
dence. He was born in White
Sulphur Springs, WV but grew
up in Hopewell, VA and later
Virginia Beach. -
He was a World War II vet-
eran serving in the Pacific
Theater with
the U.S. Navy.
In, 2007 he
r e revisited
Hawaii for one
'last look at the
Arizona. He
was a 32nd
degree Mason out of the
Khadeve Temple in Norfolk, VA
He worked for Johnson


Controls for 30 years. The last
10 years for Johnson where
spent in Bermuda as a support
tech.
.Mr. Quicke is survived by
his wife, Anne Quicke; two sons,
Arley, Jr. of Amelia Island, FL
and Thomas R. of Virginia
Beach, VA; two daughters,
Patricia Feldt and Libby
Kerekesh, both 6f Virginia
Beach; nine grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at First Presbyterian
Church of Fernandina Beach at
10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 13,
with Dr. Holton Siegling, Jr. and
Dr. Douglas Ganyo officiating.
,. reen Pine Funeral Home


Margaret Elizabeth Kennedy Ray


Margaret Elizabeth Kennedy
Ray, "Betsv." passed away peace-
fully on April 2, 2009 at the. age
of 84 in Atlanta, Georgia. She
was preceded in death by her
husband of 56 years, Blacksher
Calhoun Ray, Jr. in 2003.
Belovedmother and grand-
mother, Betsy is survived by
two daughters and their fami-
lies: Tricia Ray Igleheart and
husband, Brid, of Atlanta, and
grandsons Austin Igleheart and
Ryan Igleheart; and Jean Ray
Jacob and husband Michael, of
West Lafayette, Indiana, and
gr-andchildrien Dtavid 'JaTbhb,
-:C'atherine Coburn, and Adam
Jacob, and great-granddaugh-
ter, Madison Jacob..
Surviving also are two sis-
ters: Jean Kennedy Curran and
Martha Kennedy Falk, of
Jacksonville, Florida, and a
brother, Stetson Kennedy, also
of Florida, and numerous much
loved nieces and nephews, and
grand nieces and nephews. All
who knew her will remember.
her devotion to her family and
friends, her quick wit and ener-
getic spirit, and her warmth and
graciousness.
Betsy was born February
12, 1925 in Jacksonville, Florida
and moved with her husband
and children to Albemarle,
North Carolina in 1954. Betsy
spent happy years dedicated to
her family and the community
while living in Albemarle. She
worked to reinstate a Girl Scout
Troop and filled the position of
Troop leader for many years.
She served on the Stanly
County Girl Scout Council for
twenty years.
She will be remembered for
her complete "hands on"
involvement in the life of the


Randall Xavier Williamr
Randall Xavier Williams
passed away peacefully at
Baptist Medical Center in
Jacksonville, Florida on April
4th 2009. He was born August
15, 1967, to the late Shirley Jean
Williams and attended the local
schools in the area.
Randall worked at Makoul's
in Jacksonville,
Florida until his
health failed.
He was preced-
ed in death by
his mother,
Shirley Jean
Williams, and
grandparents Joe Ollie Brown
and Rosia Lee Brown.


girls and their scout activities,
such as camping trips, cookie
sales, field trips, and educational
experiences. Betsy.also founded
a Teen Cotillion program in
Albemarle, which focused on
etiquette, dance, and social
opportunities for the youth of
the community. She was known
for her devotion to her daugh-
ters and their friends during
these years.
When Betsy moved back to
her home state of Florida in
1978, she immediately became
acqe in theq ia Islan om-
munity. She rveIhon, he
Boar6dof Directors offlieAeia
Island Museum, where she cre-
ated a museum gift shop and
volunteered as Museum host-
ess. She was a founding mem-
ber of the Amelia .Community
Theatre and volunteered in the
local hospital.
After the death of her hus-
band, Betsy moved to Atlanta
in 2004 to be near her daughter
and family. She has resided at
Mt. Vernon Towers Retirement
Community, where she became
an active volunteer in several
capacities. She enjoyed very
special friendships there over
the past five years.
A memorial service to cele-
brate her life is planned for
Saturday, April 11th 2009 at
Mt. Vernon Towers Retirement
Community at 11:00 a.m.
Visitors will be greeted begin-
ning at 10:30 a.m. The family
requests that in lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be
made to either The Girl Scouts
of America or The Boy Scouts of
America.
H.M Patterson and Son-
Oglethrope Hill Chapel
Atlanta. Ga.


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He leaves to cherish his
memory one daughter, Sasha
Williams; one sister, Oona R.
Williams, and one Aunt, Kaye
Brown Manning, one great
uncle, Joseph Williams (Sara),
and A host of sorrowing cousins
arid friends.
Services for Mr. Williams
will be held April 11, 2009 at
11:00 a.m. at Greater
Fernandina Church of God, 305
S. 4th Street.
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FELIX Continued from 1A
"If this amendment pass-
es," Sapp wrote in the memo,
"I believe it appropriate that
staff be requested to consid-
er the desire and intent of
the commission when con-
sidering when and how to
enforce the original ordi-
nance."
Bach said at the meeting
that she saw no need to
change the vending ordi-
nance to accommodate
Felix's peddling operation.
"There is no violation of the
ordinance," ,she said, "so,
carry on, Felix."
"Our goal was to let Felix
continue what he's doing, but
the most important aspect is
to protect Felix from com-
plaints," said Sapp. "Whatwe
did tonight still leaves the
door open. ... I think we
should have closed it."
"The idea was to stop the
complaints and protect Felix
under the ordinance. I wish
we had been able to do that."
Commissioner Susan
Steger said at the end of the
meeting she was happy to
see so many young people
supporting Felix's cause and
to see so many "smiling faces
pressed against the window."'
Felix has'been allowed to
sell' both packaged and
homemade goods from his
tricycle in the downtown area
for about 20 years with no
interference from city gov-
ernment. But after city offi-
cials were made aware of.
alleged complaints, City
Manager Michael Czymbor
said Felix would have to com-
ply with the code, and two
code enforcement officers
were dispatched to his home.
His mother, Geneva
McGowen, was told that she
should attend Tuesday's
meeting, where commis-
sioners and city officials
would be making a determi-
nation on the matter.
It has not been deter-
mined who made a complaint
about Felix. There are no
written complaints and no
record of such complaints.
However, Marshall McCrary,
city community, develop-
ment director, said earlier
Tuesday that each spring
when the weather warms
there are people who apply
for street vending licenses
and, when the city declines
them, question why Felix is
allowed to sell and they are
not.
'"ThF1e--News'-L'eder has"

syero one who'wished 'to
sell downtown and one on
Main Beach, and both were
rejected by the city. But there
is no record of either having
made a complaint about
Felix.
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ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader

The city. of Fernandina
Beach will host its first annu-
al "Spring Greening," in part-
nership with Advanced'
Disposal, the city's sanitation
contractor.
The free recycling event
will be held on Saturday,
April 25, in, celebration of
Earth Day.
City residents are encour-
aged to bring, their recycl-
able items to the empty
parking lot on the north-
west corner of Eighth and.
Lime streets. Items that'
can be dropped off include
up to four tires per house-
hold, glass bottles, No. 1 and,'
2 plastic bottles, aluminum.
and steel scrap metal and
cans.
Residents may also drop
off car batteries, old elect
tronics and small appliances,
cardboard, newspaper and
waste oil.
A free document shred-
ding service will also be on
site to prevent identity
theft.
Residents who attend the


event can get information on
backyard composting and '
how to recycle non-curbside
items like shoes, electronics,
water filters and packaging
peanuts.
There will also be free
information on money-
saving tips to reduce elec-
tricity use.
Participants can also
sign up to win reusable
grocery bags and water bot-
tles.
For more information
about recycling in the city of
Fernandina Beach, go to
http://fbfl.us/recycle.
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Myers leads race for contributors


MICHAEL PARNELL
News-Leader

Larry Myers has raised the
most money of the five Fernan-
dina Beach City Commission
candidates in their quest for
victory in Tuesday's municipal
election.
Myers, a former city man-
ager, had raised $3,915 through
March 27, according to official
records on file with the city.
One of his opponents, down-
town businessman Tim
Poynter, had raised $2,765. The
third man in the race, former
county commissioner Jim B.
Higginbotham, reported no
contributions but $1,500 in per-
sonal loans to his campaign.
Myers, Poynfer and Higgin-
botham are competing to
replace outgoing Commission-
er Ron Sapp.
In the other commission
race on the ballot, incumbent
Bruce Malcolm reported con-
tributions of $2,200. His oppo-
nent, Jeffrey Bunch, reported
contributions 'of $200 and a loan
of $1,000 to his campaign.
The reports filed in March


ELECTION
Continued from 1A
ments do not change the elec-
tion date. Amendment 3 would
give the city commission the
power to change it, but'a major-
ity of commissioners have
opposed moving the vote to
November. As a result, the com-
missioners may get four-year
terms but elections would still
be held in April rather than
'November. *
Another amendment would
remove term limits for com-
missioners, who may now serve
just two terms consecutively
before taking a break.
Here are, the four amend-
ments on Tuesday's ballot:
Question No. 1
Should the City Charter be
amended to provide that City
Commissioners shall serve four
(4) year terms instead of three
(3) year terms? .
Question No. 2
Should the City Charter be
amended to provide that com-,
missioners are hot limited to
two (2) successive terms in
office and may serve without


do not reflect F
contributions o'
in the final two
weeks of the
election cam-
paign. Another
report is due -
today, and a
final campaign
contributions Myers
report is due
after the elec-
tion.


Myers reported a slew of
small donations. His largest
contributions were $500 from
.retirees Robert and Jodi
Spangler; $250 in in-kind serv-
ices from Steve Kelley; Myers
and Linda Kurtz, $220; Thomas
Zvoch, $200; $100 each from
Karl Ashley, Dale and'Laura
Blansett, Charlie Coleman,
former state legislator Marilyn'
Evans-Jones, Ann Farmand,
Douglas Hippler, Candice
Hoffman, former city attorney
Anthony Leggio, Ann Robas,
Victoria Robas, Arthur Shuster
and Ocean Highway & Port
Authority member 4elvin
Usery; and Historic District
Council Chair Suanne Thamm


Charter forum
Friends of Fernandina
will host a forum on the
proposed city charter
amendments at 6 p.m.
Monday at City Hall. 20.1
Ash St.
Commissioners Ron
Sapp and Eric Childers
have agreed to discuss
their differing perspectives
on the pros and cons of
each of the four referen-
dum items.
The public is invited.

term limits?
Question No. 3
'Should the City Charter be
amended' to provide that the.
City Commission shall set the
dates for city elections by ordi-
nance and repeal Section 123A
since its provisions are included,
in other sections of the City
Charter and, in the Code of
Ordinances?
Question No. 4
Should the City Charter be
amended to clarify the powers
of the City Commission and pro-


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vide that commissioners shall
not directly interfere with or
direct any city employee but
that commissioners may direct-
ly communicate with city
employees with the express per-
mission of respective charter
officers?
I This last is ahousekeeping
matter. Voters agreed last year
to place the employees who
work directly for the city attor-
ney and city clerk under their
control since they are charter
officers on a par with the city
manager. Previously, the city
manager hired, fired and super-
vised their employees. ;
This language would require
city commissioners to ask per-
mission from the attorney or
clerk before speaking with
one of their employees. Now,
they have to ask the city man-
ager's permission before speak-
ing with any city employee,
including those who actually
work for the city attorney or
city clerk. .
Election hours are 7 a.m. to
7 p.m. Tuesday at Atlantic
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tors were Thomas Burke, book-
store owner Don Shaw and
Nancy Kamp of Yukon, Ohio,
$200 each; Tom Duffy, Board of
Adjustment member Clinch
Kavanaugh and chaplain Don
McFadden, $100 apiece; and
Historic District Council Chair
Suanne Thamm, $50.
Bunch's contributors were
Joe Leeper and the Nassau
County Fire Rescue firefight-
ers' union PAC, $100 each.
Polls are open 7 a.m. to 7
p.m. Tuesday at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center
and Martin Luther King
Jr./Elm Street Center for reg-
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ballots.
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FRIDAY, April 10. 2009 NEWS News-Leader


COUNTY
-- Continued from -lA
authority to discipline each
other. "I kept saying 'symboli-
cally' because without any
form of actions, it's just that,"
he said after the meeting. "... If
you have a rule or an ordi-
nance or a law, and there's
no penalty for breaking it, it
really has no use except sym-
bolic."
"We can't discipline each
other. I understand that,"
Leeper said. "That's not
my desire. My desire is to
increase morale a little bit
because the elected officials
are going to live by the
same rules.... Especially in the
profession we're in, it's incum-
bent on us to let the public
know that we are held to high-
er standards, and we know
that."
Boyle said that even though
it was a mostly symbolic ges-
ture, he supported Leeper's
measure because it sends the
message that romantic rela-
tionships between commis-
sioners and subordinate coun-
ty employees are ill advised.,
"It's fraught with problems
and difficulties. If you have two
single adults, though, that
choose to go that route, I guess
that's a decision they're
allowed to make. It's not one I
would make," he said. "...I
think it would be a poor idea


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under almost any set of cir-
cumstances. Do I think it's a
good idea that (Leeper's
amendment) discourages that?
Yes I do."
"When there's a relation-
ship between anyone when
you have the ability to hire.
fire, promote, give pay raises,
it creates an unhealthy rela-
tionship," Leeper said. "... Not
only between those two direct-
ly in the relationship, but
maybe indirectly too other
peoplermight say, 'I didn't get
this promotion because of this
relationship."'
Although commissioners
cannot discipline-each other,
the policy could have teeth in
the case of a subordinate who
participated in a relationship
with a commissioner. Leeper
said after the meeting that if
he knew a commissioner was
having a relationship with a
subordinate, he would be "the
first to ask for a termination
(of the subordinate) because I
know how damaging that can
be.,"
The commission voted
unanimously to include
Leeper's language in the pro-
posed ordinance and instruct-
ed county staff to amend it
accordingly.
The amended policy will
take effect as sodn as the lan-
guage is finalized, Sealover
said Thursday.
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qualification Market Analysis


PERMIT
Continued from 1A
needs to be evolved. and
tweaked, and I think it's time
they do that to move forward."
Fufidio said Monday that
work on the streamlining
process began in 2004. when a
"permitting task force" was
formed at the direction of the
county commission.
The task force, sponsored
by the Nassau County
Economic Development Board,
the Amelia Island-Fernandina
Beach-Yulee Chamber of
Commerce and the Greater
Nassau County Chamber of
Commerce, first recommend-
ed a streamlined permitting
process to the commission in
December, according to County
Coordinator Edward Sealover.
"This analysis was actually
done several years ago. They
were looking at both the coun-
ty and Fernandina Beach," he
said.
Task force member Ron
Flick said the group had a pro-
posal ready to go within about
18 months, but circumstances
kept getting in the way of pre-
senting it. essentially what,
ended up happening is every
time we tried to present, there
appeared not to be an ideal time.
to present either due to an elec-
tion about to occur or one that
just occurred," he said Tuesday.
Flick said the task force
Hi I __ H


talked to '
developers,
and private
citizens both .-'
inside and
outside the
county. A
common
theme, he Holloway
said w as th at ............................................
Nassau
County was a
difficult place
in which to
get new proj- .1
ects started.
"The econom-
ic develop- ,
ment need of
the county to Tufidio
continue to
grow new job .
opportunities is an essential
. component of the quality of life
of Nassau County. ... We're
either attractive to people to
come from outside, or we make
it so incredibly frustrating that
people say, 'We're not going to
come. It's too big of a pain and
risk,'" Flick said. "We have a
history of site plan approvals
taking more than a year, and
we have steps to the process
that need to prove their value."
Ftifidio said Monday that
streamlining the process meant
dividing permit approval down
the middle. "One idea that's
been seized on is bifurcating
the permitting process into con-
ceptixal site plan approval and
construction plan approval," he
said. "Currently, an applicant is
asked to put together final con-
struction plans just to begin the
process. This leads to multiple
reviews because the full design
is done absent any feedback
from the county (Development
Review Committee). So this
bifurcation I'm talking about
would get the broad parame-
ters of the site plan approved
and entitled, and then allow the
complete engineering to begin


Public meeting on

county budget April 20
RYAN SMITH ed to talk to you about,'" said
News-Leader Commission Chairman Barry
Holloway. "(The meeting) is
The Nassau County an opportunity for the tax-
Commission will hold a spe- payers to come before the
cial meeting April 20 to invite board and tell us what their
public comment on the coun- issues may be about the budg-


ty's 2009-10 budget priorities.
The 6 p.m. meeting will be
held in the county commis-
sion chambers at the James S.
Page Governmental Complex,
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee..
"In the past, I would get
people after we'd already set
the budget saying, 'I didn't
know you'd set the budget.
There are some things I want-


with more certainty."
As it now stands, bi
must submit complete p
even begin the process-
to the location of thi
meters. "That kind of 1
detail creates this cycle
ing for more and more
nation," Fufidio said M
"We want to break th
have the site plan just fo
the broad parameters
that's approved, you go i
hard detail."
Flick said at the m
that the ability to appro
ceptual plans could.dra
reduce the timeline on
ing building permits.
process could be comply
40-some days, depend
how energetic the applic
he said. :
At Wednesday's me
however, Comniissione
Boyle worried that count
idents could perceive
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'We've never done this
before. We're just trying to
be more transparent,"
Holloway added. "In discus-
sions, we felt like it was a good
opportunity. Someone may
come up with an idea we've
never thought about before.
Who knows?"
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viduals. "One major con-
uilders stituency benefits from this, and
plans to that's developers. I would sug-
- down gest that a lot of other people
ie gas are not pro-developer," he said.
evel of "... I want to make sure that the
of ask- residents of this county don't
e infor- think we're bending over back-
[onday. wards to help the
at and developers, which hasn't always
cus on worked well in the past Having
. Once said that, I think we should try
nto the to make sure all developers are
treated the same and have a
meeting process they can depend on."
ve con- Flick assured Boyle that a
stically streamlined process would
acquir- actually make developers work
S'"The harder. "Despite what people
leted in may perceive, this raises the
ing on bar," he said. "... This holds the
cant is," developer to a higher standard,
because with this conceptual
meeting, review period, they can't come
:r Mike out with these huge subdivi-
nty res- sions that will never get built."
re the In addition, Flick recom-
a boon mended requiring applicants to
of indi- proceed with the permitting
process within 60 days of con-
cept approval. "You have to put
some kind of limit on it so peo-
ple can't tie up land and con-
S currency," he said.
1 The commissioners were
unanimous that the streamlin-
ing was necessary. "Let's get
this going. ... If something
needs to be tweaked, we can
come back later and tweak it,"
Commissioner Walter Boatright
said.
"Whether you're pro-devel-
opment or anti-development,
the system hasn't. been effi-
cient," said Commissioner
Stacy Johnson. "We've been
(passed) over for possible eco-,
noirnic (Icvt-ldliment'before'.'ad '
S1 'thiik rights n ,w \e nt4'i t'o
be corimpetitive I'l be proud to
be part of something that's effi-
cient."
The commission voted
unanimously to approve the
plan in concept and instructed
county staff to take the neces-,
sary steps to implement it.
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SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader WN


Five federal arrest warrants
were issued Tuesday in con-
nection with Operation Store-'
front, a joint investigation by
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department and the Drug
Enforcement Administration.
Two women acquainted
with one of the first men arrest-
ed, Rafael Washington, defend-
ed their place of business after
learning of the arrest of the
vendor who worked from their
store.
Only two of the federal fugi-
tives are officially Fernandina
Beach residents: 28-year-old
Eric Dominique Southers of
906 Broome St. a*d 24-year-
old Garris Jashon Delaney of
219 South 11th St. are both
wanted for sale and delivery of
cocaine.
Additionally, Marcus Lopez
Floyd, 28, of Jacksonville is
wanted for sale and delivery of
cocaine, and he is said to fre-
quent the 900 block of Kelp
Street; Styles Lavaughn Brown,
33, of Jacksonville is wanted
for sale and delivery of cocaine
and is said to frequent the 600.
block of South 10th Street and
also on South 12th Street, and
Justin Christopher Turner, 25,
of Jacksonville is wanted for
sale and delivery of cocaine
and has reportedly been seen
at 212 South 11th St. and on
North Third Street, police said.
Turner, and Southers have
been known to carry firearms,
. according to police.'
The undercover six-month
investigation got the name
"Operation Storefront" because .
one of the original suspects -
36-year-old Rafael Washington.
-was arrested after police said
he was caught selling crack
cocaine from the clothing and
shoe store he ran from a space
he rented in Jasmine Plaza.
Washington shared the'
space with other co-tenants
who were not connected to the
investigation and have not been
arrested or charged.
The owners of the store,
Janet Richo and Alfretta
DeShields, said they purchased
the space last year with the
intention of renting it out to
vendors who wanted to try
opening a business but djin,'t,,.
have the, money ro purchase
or rent a location on their own.


They say they knew
Washington had a criminal
past, but part of their goal was
to give people a second chance.
"We got this building in
hope that we could show other
people that you can go into
business for yourself, that was
our purpose," Richo, who is a
pastor at the Greater Fernan-
dina Beach Church of God,
said Wednesday. "Sometimes
it's hard to get a job (if you
have a criminal record), but if
you can find your niche ...
there's potential in everyone."
As it. is, Washington has
closed his business and re-
moved his merchandise from
the store. Richo said she had
not seen him or spoken with
him since his arrest March 31.
Both women said they
never suspected Washington
of any illegal activity. He
opened his store around the
same time they first purchased
the space and started renting to
vendors, in June 2008.
"No!" Richo exclaimed
'when asked if she had any sus-
picions that drugs might be
being sold from the store. "We
had scheduled him to be the
youth speaker at our church, so
... definitely, no."
DeShields was at the store
on March 30 and witnessed
Washington's arrest. It took
her completely by surprise, she
said. She had'no idea Wash-
ington was suspected of any-
thing wrong until the police
came to the store and placed
him under arrest.
"I was really surprised," she
said. "It was just a shock... that
he allowed himself to get
arrested for the same trouble
he'd had before." (Washington,
of course, has been charged
but not convicted of any crime
associated with Operation
Storefront.)
Both Richo and DeShields
said they are not angry with
Washington, who they said was,,,
like a son to them, but they are
disappointed.


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"He has a good heart,"
DeShields insisted. "I think I'm
disappointed ... that he would
do that here, I'd like to think
that he did not think it would
(reflect badly on the business),
I'd like to think that was not
part of his plan ... we really
liked him, and I believe one
day he will manifest himself to
be the man I know he can be."
In spite of what could be
considered bad publicity for
the store and it's remaining
businesses, Richo says the
arrest will not change the way
they do business and how they
choose their vendors but she
did say Washington would not
be returning to sell from their
store.
"This isn't going to stop us
from what we're doing, from
giving other people a 'second
chance," she said.
Both women said if they
could speak to Washington,
they would offer the same mes-
.sage: they want him to know
they still believe in him.
"We still believe in him,"
DeShields said, as Richo nod-
ded. "And we still care for him."


Credit card dispute


cited before standoff


SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader
Fernandina Beach resident
Britt Clinton Moore had a birth-
day Sunday in jail.
Moore remains in custody
at the Nassau County Jail since
he was arrested March 31 for
allegedly assaulting a female
acquaintance apparently over
a credit card bill and then
retreating to his 2217 High
Rigger Court home and refus-
ing to come out for police.
Moore, 42, reportedly exited
the house only once in 14 hours,
when he fired a gun at police,
who returned fire, and Moore
went back into the house.
The standoff began about 7
p.m. March 30; Moore was
arrested the next morning
when he exited his home and
surrendered. He faces charges
that could include aggravated
domestic battery, attempted
murder of a police officer and
shooting or throwing deadly
missiles.


His victim
has obtained
a restraining
order. Accord-
J ing to a police
report of the
incident, she
|,_ told police the
Moore argument
between her
and Moore
began over a
credit card bill. She said Moore,
told her to call the credit card
company to find out "when the
bill was established," then he
allegedly began to attack her
by "pushing her down and
punching her in the head and
face."
The victim said she told
Moore she was calling the cred-
it card company to get him to
calm down, but she actually
called 911. Moore.became dis-
tracted, and she ran out of the
house and to a neighbor's
home.
The victim reportedly had
minor injuries including a


bruise on her "left temporal
area" and a cut on the bridge of
her nose that required four
stitches. She was treated at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau
and released.
In a report of the standoff,
Fernandina Beach Officer J.
Smith said he'd recently been
called to the home in reference
to a previous domestic distur-
bance. The victim alerted police
that he had several firearms in
the home, and the FBPD
S.WAT. team was called to the
scene. Hours later, early the
next morning, a S.W.A.T. team
and hostage negotiators from
the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
were also called to the scene to
assist.
Moore previously worked at
the Cisco Travel Plaza in St.
Marys, Ga. which has since
closed as a manager, but is
currently unemployed.
Moore's arraignment is
scheduled for April 23. His case
has been assigned to the Public
Defender's Office.


Bicyclist unhurt after hitting policecar


SHANNON MALCOM
News-Leader
No one was injured follow-
ing a collision between a
Fernandina Beach Police offi-
cer in his 'vehicle and a 19-year-
old man on a bicycle, but the
bicycle did break in half and
approximately $1,500 in dam-
age to the police car was report-
ed.
According to a police report
of the incident, Sgt. Walter
Sturges.was in his police car
Monday about p.m. traveling
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approaching the intersection of
Wolfe and Atlantic Avenue.
Sturges reportedly stopped at a
stop sign, then began to ease
the vehicle forward so he could
see past some bushes that were
blocking his view of the side-'
walk and traffic to his left.
As he looked to his left,
Sturges saw Aburto Garcia
Manuel riding a bike, traveling
east toward his vehicle on
the sidewalk. Manuel veered
to the left, trying to avoid ,hit-
ting the car, but ended up strik-
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vehicle.'


The bike broke and Manuel
was thrown from the bike.
Paramedics were called to the
scene, but neither Manuel
.nor Sturges reported any
injuries.
No citations were issued.
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say goodbye. Better phrased -
"till we meet again."
I love Amelia Island; never
loved anyplace more, not even
Washington, D.C., my adopted
hometown. Leaving Amelia
Island to move to Grosse Pointe,
Mich., has been one of the
toughest decisions I ever had
to make. So why did I make it?
A bigger love than land: love
of family; a family I saw too infre-
quently since moving to the
Island. Michigan is a 16 1/2
hour drive from Florida, not an
easy trek for my daughter with
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WEARE
Peggy
Stanton


tow. No amount of persuasion could move them
permanently to Florida. So I bit the bullet and
returned to the northland, much to friends and
S even Michiganders' amazement. It's been like
Traveling on a. one-way street, going the wrong
way, since a majority of human traffic is moving
from the frigid North to the balmy South.
Amelia Island is unique with its combination
of majestic ocean, mystical marshland, mauve,
orange and lavender sunrises and sunsets, so
many of which I have photographed..I cherished
the long walks on the firm sandy shoreline, awe-
some in sunshine, stunning even shrouded in
fog.
More than the magnificent nature, I will miss
N" the magnificent people who have either grown up
on the island or migrated to it Amelia Island is not
S- for everyone;.just caring and concerned folk who
like to contribute their talents and their treasure
to the community. One could easily deplete one's
portfolio quicker than a bear day on Wall Street
supporting all the charitable venues of fellow
islanders.
.It is also a land of festivals; the Chamber Music
Festival, Jazz Festival, Book Festival, Film Festival,.
Nature Festival and, of course, the Place of Peace
Festival. An island that views celebration as a
way of life as well as a means to fund a charity can't
'.be an unhappy habitat in which to reside.
A friend 'once commented she thought
the majority of people'who moved to Amelia
Island were on a spiritual, journey whether
they knew it or not Seekers, in other words.
Certainly the colorful history of a seaport
town, the unpredictable quality of its nature,
the opportunity to explore; attracts people of


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adventure to Amelia Island.
Amelia is a lady who excites love at first sight.
A favorite conversation around an island dinner
table is often, "What brought you to Amelia
Island?" Every tale is unique, but there is one com-
munal thread. Many folk said they had searched
all up and down the coast of Florida for a suitable
site to resort or retire and found every stop want-
ing until they came upon Amelia Island. "I knew
I was home" is a frequent refrain.
I thought I was, too, until the grandparent
card played its hand. There is a favorite joke
among grandparents. "If I had known grandchil-
dren were so much fun, I would have had them
first." And grandies are fun..Kids say, as Art
Linkletter discovered to great commercial value,
"the darndest things." And kids never discuss
their illnesses or their operations or who died.
They bruise easily, but they mend quick.
Sometimes just a soothing kiss on an "ouchie" can
silence a searing cry instantly.
The grandies' growing years can't be ade-
quately captured by a telephonic description of a
first piano recital, a crucial basketball or soccer
victory. They have to be seen to thrill. And it is
thrilling, though no one could have told me that
until I became a grandparent. To hear a grand-
child read scripture at Mass, like an adult while
his brother serves the same Mass as an altar
boy, comes under the heading of privileged wit-
ness. More than one grandparent confesses to
having the urge to.uproot and reroute for the
above reasons, but are halted by the northern.
thermometer readings.
Is it easier to live where the warm breezes
blow; where the sun is not a stranger, where your
car or you don't slip on the ice? Undoubtedly.
Blizzards, however, generally are not as life- and
.house-threatening as hurricanes, though they
do require extra minutes for apparel layering.
Warmth is in the heart of the beholder and for me,
there is nothing warmer than the embrace of
family.
But Amelia Island will always hold a special
place in my heart file, to be frequently pulled for
fond glimpses of memories and friends made
there. And if my favorite editor occasionally allows
a foreign correspondent to report from the great
wild North, you may hear from me in this space
now and then.
Till then till we meet again farewell.
Peggy Stanton co-founded the Place of Peace
Festival on the island.
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EDITORIAL


You saved Felix,


now go vote

The good guys won one Tuesday when
the city backed off from restricting the activ-
ities of street peddler Felix Jones.
Congratulations and "thank you" to
everyone involved in resolving the Felix
issue with City Hall.
Kudos to Ken Drury and friends who
created the group Facebook page (over
1,700 strong) and organized a procession
from Central Park to City Hall; 12-year-old
Keith Wolfla for creating a texting campaign
to save Felix; the downtown business own-
ers, employees and friends of Felix who ral-
lied to his cause; attorneys Mike Mullin and
Dan McCranie for their pro bono services
for Felix and his mother, Geneva McGowen;
and the city staff and commission for blend-
ing to political, if not actual, reality.
There are concerns that the city took no
direct action to exempt Felix from its laws,
so we must remain vigilant in the future to
defend him.
We also think the city should review its
,-,erius. and p,-ssibl] illegal. lai ir- r lici-
in dstr]egjregnidfro \ goivnt,-,a- atthe
bearh. .,,,,' ,, ,, .. r. . .. .
Surely we can create a law that regulates
street vending without banning it entirely.
What's wrong with a hotdog stand on a
downtown corner if it's regulated and there
is a fair process for obtaining a permit?
Another question: What else needs to be
fixed at City Hall?
So many people were involved in the
campaign to save Felix, this was an out-
standing example of community involve-
ment making a difference.
We encourage everyone to stay involved
you can make a difference and we don't
have to take it!
And be sure and vote on Tuesday. If we
could get more than 12 percent of the voters
to the polls for city elections, perhaps we
would get a group of city commissioners
and staff that would be more sensitive and
responsive to our community.
So, please, vote!


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

Potentially dangerous
The new roundabout located at the end of
South 14th street seems to be working well
except when people coming down Amelia
. Island Parkway from AIA fail to read or heed.
the yield sign. I've witnessed three close calls
where a car was in the roundabout and anoth-
er car blazed through the yield sign. without
looking to the left and caused an emergency
stop.
Compounding theproblem is that at certain
times of the day, there are several cars backed
up on 14th street waiting to enter the round-
about. I imagine that people coming to the
yield sign from A1A are not sure how many
cars they have to yield to before,it's their turn.
Increased vigilance on the part of all driv-
ers using the roundabout will hopefully pre-
vent a serious accident.
Jan F. Smith
Fernandina Beach

Brett'fs
I grew up in Fernandina Beach, long before
Amelia Island became a destination. For the
first 60 years of my life, I worked in and around
the food business. My father owned a local gro-
cery store there on the island and I owned my
first food store at age 21 in Yulee. In all my
years of food sales and service experience, I
have traveled the United States from Maine to
Washington to California to the Keys. In my
travels, I have had the opportunity to dine at
a myriad of restaurants. Unabashedly, I am
writing today to commend the service and
food at all of Brett Carter's restaurants Brett's
Waterway Cafe, PIAE and Thyme. They are
unsurpassed.
Whether it is the hostess at the door, the
waitstaff or a manager, all of his employees
exhibit a professionalism that is rare in
American dining today. Happily, my family
and friends will continue their patronage of
Brett Carter's prestigious group of restau-
rants.
George Cecil Pickett, Jr.
Fernandina Beach


Felix story took on life of its own


A few lingering thoughts on
"Felixgate." For those of you old
enough to remember Cheech and ,
Chong's comedy routine about Sister
Mary Elephant trying to restore some sem-
blance of order to her raucous classroom:
"Class. Class. Class. SHADDUP!"
"Thank you."
A few weeks ago, I heard from an acquain-
tance of mine that someone complained about
Felix Jones and that his business activities
could get curtailed as a result. I did some
checking and learned that someone did com-
plain about him and that the city was taking
steps to resolve the matter. I decided to write a
column about it, hoping that public exposure
might cause the complainer to go quietly away,
and the News-Leader published a story about it.
What's the old saying about the road to hell,
being paved with good intentions?
The Germans have a great phrase for what
followed: Sturm und drang. Translated, it
means "storm and stress.".It comes from a late
18th century German literary movement char-
acterized by works containing rousing action
and high emotionalism. That's Merriam-
Webster's definition.
Contemporary Americans have a more
earthy term, a four-letter word not said in
polite company and followed by the word
storm. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to stir up such a
stinker of a storm.'In the pelting that followed,
City Manager Mike Czymbor and, to a lesser
degree, Fernandina Beach City Commission-
ers, got unfairly besmirched, in my humble


,,- opinion. And for the uninten-
tional role I played in that, I
say mea culpa, mea culpa,
mea maxima culpa. I hereby
fall on my sword and. bleed.
/ As we all knew they would,
.. 8 the city resolved the matter
quickly and efficiently at its
-0. Regular meeting Tuesday
night. No one's forcing Felix
CUPOF out of business. You'll still be
JOE able to get a bag of peanuts
Joe Palmer from him and listen to him
play his harmonica. He'll still
be downtown on his three-
wheeler being one of Fernandina Beach's
favorite and best ambassadors. It would've
played out just fine without all the dramatics.
But what happened was, the old law of unin-
tended consequences came into play and took
on a life of its own.
In case you're not familiar with the law of
unintended-consequences, which is a law only
in the way that Murphy's Law is a law, it goes
like this. Someone applies faulty reasoning
without considering the full consequences of
an action. Ie. someone complained about Felix.
There's a 1955 city ordinance on the books
restricting street vendors. Ergo, the city is
going to banish Felix and the city manager
gets the starring role of Snidely Whiplash.
Nyah-ah-ahhh!
The faulty reasoning in all this was a lot of *
our collective suspicions that the city would
apply the full, uncompromising force of the law


to a disadvantaged man working hard to
make a living. In my attempt to simply
expose the actions of the culprit who com-
plained about Felix, I hamhandedly hit the rip-
cord and deployed the law of unintended con-
sequences.
Notwithstanding all the sturm und drang,
the smelly four-letter word storm that followed,
it seems that Felix probably wasn't ever in any
real danger of having his business curbed. The
city had been quietly looking the other way for
years. But we Americans are a litigious lot and
if we feel like someone else is getting a bigger
slice of pie than we are, along comes Dewey,
Cheatem and How to sue the bastards. So the
city was in a legal quandary. If you let one per-
son do something and prohibit another person
from doing the same, you've got an equal pro-
tection problem on your hands. The worst any-
one can say about the city in this whole affair is
that its first few steps after this came to light
might've been a tad awkward. But it had to do
something, and it has.
Perhaps the silver lining in this passing
storm cloud is that it's evident that the heart, of
this community beats strongly. The outpouring
of support for a beloved member of the com-
munity is a testament to its humanity and to
the haste in which it flies to the defense of one
of its own. Actually, we should take a lesson
from Felix and be of good cheer and not let
things like this get us too riled up.
Joe Palmer of Fernandina Beach tirites regu-
larly for the News-Leader
treysurf@comcast.net


VIEWPOINT/RON SAPP/FERNANDINA BEACH COMMISSIONER


Reject 3 ct

T he U.S. Constitution is difficult to
amend,.change, made so purposely
by the Framers. An amendment, if
ultimately approved, travels a long,
treacherous and arduous path: 1) Two-thirds
of both houses of Congress must vote in favor
of a proposed amendment and three-fourths of
the states must also approve, or 2) Congress
assembles a special convention for the pur-
pose of proposing amendments and three-
fourths of the states must approve any amend-
ment recommended by the convention; tough
process, very tough.
Well, in my opinion, our city charter is our
local constitution and should be just as hard to
change. Unless, that is, there is a compelling
reason to do so, a compelling reason deter-
mined by the citizens of Fernandina Beach.
Next Tuesday on the city ballot, the citizens of
Fernandina Beach will have an opportunity to
accept or reject four proposed amendments' or
changes to the city's charter. Citizens' will have
an opportunity to decide whether or not these
proposed changes to our charter meet the
compellingg reason" test. I believe three do
not) and one des..
. l ,i ,.,val question one, ,ill ch:.Ug-e tlhe
term ul a itc commissioner from three years
to four. Proponents argue that a three-year.
term is: too short. They say that the first y6ar
is spent learning the job, equivalent to politi-
cal/governmental on-the-job training. The,
third year, they argue, is devoted solely to re-
election efforts implying that the commis-
sioner spends the entire year catering to inter-
est groups, interest individuals and the local"
political elite, so-called. This leaves the second
year as the only unburdened year of service to
constituents.
To me, these arguments are pessimistic
and offensive. Maybe the local Framers, the
ones who wrote the charter, envisioned candi-
dates who would come to the office of city
commissioner well-prepared and would not be
so consumed with thoughts of reelection that
they would abandon the public's agenda in


carter amendments


favor of the special interests. So, have propo-
nents met the "compelling reason' test? Not to
me.
Question two deals with term limits.
Currently, city commissioners can serve but
two consecutive terms, approval would abolish
this limitation. I know, term limits are popular
and voters usually support the concept when-
ever they can, but read this through,/please.
What does it mean to live in a democracy? For
me, one of democracy's essential tenets is the
exercise of "political speech," the natural right
of a citizen to make the decision to run for
elected office, organize a campaign, articulate
their philosophy/platform for the citizens and
let those citizens exercise the right to agree or
disagree on election day. How, in a democracy,
can we tell a citizen they cannot seek public
office? Term limits do that.
Term limits violate basic principles of
democracy, and at the very least, violate the
"free speech" clause of the first.amendment. In
my opinion, question two meets the "com-
pelling reason" test and should be approved.
Question three appears relatively innocu-
AoIs, allowing the city commission to set'the' :"
date; 1...r city elections by ordinance, but some
feel, given recent discussion and debate, that
the real goal is moving city elections to
November, making them part of national, state
and county elections. Such a move, propo-
nents say, will save city taxpayers approxi-
mately $25,000 and improve voter turnout
Approval of this question, some say, would
open the door for that move.
I have long been an opponent of moving
city elections to the fall. I am aware of the sav-
ings, but the costs are greater. Issues that are
purely city-related would be lost amid a sea of
national, state and county issues, and city com-
mission candidates would be at the bottom of
the ballot, easily dismissed by voters suffering
ballot fatigue.
Again, have proponents met the "com-
pelling reason" test? I don't think so but well
see.


S" Three changes do
not meet the 'com-
pelting reason test.
Removing term
^limits does.

Question four deals with issues of "separa-
tion of power," micro-management and organi-
zation chaos, not necessarily in that order.
Right now, commissioners cannot "deal"
with city employees except through the city
manager. If question four is approved, commis-
sioners would be able to directly communicate
with city employees if they first obtain
expressed permission from the respective
charter officer, city manager, city attorney or.
city clerk.
Questions: Why would a city commissioner
want to communicate with a city employee
other than a charter officer? How likely is it
that a charter officer would deny the request
of a commissioner to speak with one of their "
employees, after all, the commission hires
charter officers, supervises them and, when
necessary, terminates them?
Many believe, that Section 10 of the current
charter the part that prohibits commission-
er/employee interaction is routinely violated,
now, can you imagine the public perception if
this question is approved?
Next Tuesday citizens of Fernandina Beach
will be choosing two city commissioners, and
we will also be deciding whether or not to
change our city charter. As outlined above, I
believe that three of those changes do not
meet the "compelling reason" test, one does,
but the good news is that we have the opportu-
nity to decide their fate. I hope you will be a
part of the "we."
Ron Sapp is completing his eighth three-year
term as city commissioner in Fernandina
Beach.


VIEWPOINT/BuRTON BRIGHT/CHARTER REVIEW COMMITTEE



Vote Yes on charter changes


four charter amendments up for
approval and before I extol the virtues
of each,,let's note that I was privileged
to serve on an all volunteer Charter Review
Committee for 11 months.
We met at least twice a rionth to
deliberate and make changes to the present
charter and this we did line for line. I also
might add that we truly represented our com-
munity in residency, gender, age, race, politi-
cal philosophy and, having said all that, we
unanimously agreed on all the proposed
changes that will be on our ballot. We were
fortunate to have outstanding support from
the city staff and formal and informal input
from interested citizens. The full records of
our debates on each are a matter of public
record.
As we note the proposed charter amend-
ments, keep in mind that a charter is the foun-
dation from which governance is reflected.
Having said that, let's take a look at each of
the amendments as they appear on the ballot:
1. Terms of the commissioners: The four-
year terms allows for the time in office for the
elected commissioners to plan, organize, mon-
itor and understand the activities and complex-


ities of the office. The four-year term also
*saves money on elections and puts the city in
rhythm with county and state elections; there-
by increasing interest in the election.
2. Term limits: Yes, there was good and
honest debate on this amendment. However,
we unanimously agreed that term limits is a
ballot-box issue, not an arbitrary decision
decided by the charter. There is reason to
maintain expertise during critical times and
the ballot box takes care of changeover when
needed. Also, we felt that with the notoriously
low turnouts for the election that this might
ignite interest perhaps? Hopefully?
3. City elections: Some items do not need to
be in the charter and the date for elections
was an example. The municipalities and the
county elections all take place in the fall dur-
ing an "election season." This could be a
money-saving measure in that our April elec-
tions do put us right on top of Shrimp Festival
and all the other spring and earlier summer
planning. Does this interfere with voter
turnout? We should point out that this particu-
lar amendment points to the hard work of the
committee as we tried to not only take on the
"big" issues but also present a plan that would
be effective, efficient and flexible for our com-


SERVING YOU

Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 477-7952 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Mike H. Boyle, District 2-Amelia Island, Nassauville, 491-1908 (h), 753-1409
(cell), email: mboyle@nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 261-1154 (h), 583-2746 (cell),
email: sjohnson@nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230 (h),
753-1072 (cell), email: bholloway@nassaucountyfl.com
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell), email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com


munity.
4. City commission .and administration:
This reflects just good solid effective manage-
ment. We did much research in examining the
charter and besides being blessed with the
dedicated volunteers with whom I was privi-
leged to work; we also researched other effec-
tive city charters and academic literature on
the subject. There are enough bad examples
of how elective officers have abused and mis-
used the lines of authority and responsibility.
Further, this amendment defines the lines of
effective management. Finally, this points to
the primary mission of the elected office and
that is we want our elected officers to have
vision. The staffs are hired for.the knowledge
of the office and duties to which they are
assigned.
We acknowledge that there might be dis-
agreement with our final proposal; however,
we invite you to review the meetings, which
are a matter of public record, and note the
often-spirited debate that led us to the conclu-
sions.
A special thanks to all the individuals with
-whom I served: Bill Holmes; Amy Bryan; Dick
Bradford; Melvin Usery; Suanne Thamm and
our committee chair, Jerry Greeson.


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COMMUNITY


FRIDAY. APRIL 10.2009 / NEWS-LEADER


ENGAGEMENT


Miller Sindair-Kalina
Michelle Miller Sinclair of
Yulee and Bobby Kalina of
Orange Park are proud to
announce their engagement
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Buddy and Joann
Miller of Yulee.
The groom-elect is the
son of Kathy Kalina and the
late Robert Kalina of Orange
Park.
The wedding will take
- place on June 16, 2010.


MILITARY NEWS
a H &


Air Force Airman Kevin
G. Stoner graduated from the .
Utilities Systems Apprentice,
Course at Sheppard Air Force
Base, Wichita Falls, Texas.
The course is designed to
train students in water pro-
cessing, analysis, operating
principles of water treatment
plants, maintenance of water
and waste water, fire suppres-
sion and backflow prevention
systems and components; and
maintenance and repair of
water supply, waste, and natu-
ral gas systems. '
The training included mon-
itoring systems operation to
ensure efficiency and compli-
ance with safety and environ-
mental regulations for haz- ,
ardous materials; performing


inspection, recurring mainte-
nance, and seasonal overhaul
on systems and components;
troubleshooting malfunctions
and removing, repairing, and
replacing defective compo-
nents; and modifying equip-
ment for specific missions or
to increase' efficiency.
Stoner, a utilities systems
apprentice, is assigned'to the
99th Civil Engineering
Squadron at Nellis Air Force
Base, Las Vegas, Nev. He has
served in the military for less
than one year.
He is the son of Russell A.
and Cindy J. Stoner of Flora
Parke Blvd., Fernandina .
Beach. The' airman graduated
in 2004 from Fernandina
Beach High School.'


LITERARY LEANINGS

nWhen the Reynolds will describe "grow-
LordSpokW ing up in Mayport." Also hear
his stories of the John King
SPhil Bowhay of California haunted house, of Gopher
will sign copies of his book, Stew, the Mullet Run and the
When the Lord Spoke, on April little jetties. He tells of the
17.at 11a.m. at Books Plus, many interesting characters
107 Centre St., Fernandina who walked the streets of this
Beach. small town on the St. Johns
mIIt'en the Lord Spoke is &a River, not far from here. Visit
compilation of Bowhay's www.jettyman.com.
columns from the Monterey B n rmlw roams
Herald and other essays Brunswick prgramS
about growing up in Onr April 16 at 7 p.m. the
California, and especially the Brunswick Library invites'
SMonterey Peninsula, in the you to learn more about the
1930s and 40s. Many of the history of coastal Georgia
experiences he recounts are when Michele Nicole
universal, however, like Johnson talks about her book,
teenage neckiaginw the icr,'- Sapeloilf'd'aIg" ,p "
wetting your pants:in school,' *. Hammock:.' ,o' .o' ,-
roller coaster thrills and A resident of Sapelo. Ga.,
S being saved again and again. Johnson will discuss the ,
at summer church camp. .Gullah-Geechee community,
(The title is derived from a one of the last of its kind, and
story about parking at the the entrepreneurs, craftsmen,
Point next to the "most pow- and community leaders that
erful foghorn in the known live there,
world" as the fog rolls hi.) i The program is free and
"There is also some funfic- open to all. For information
tion, based oirfact, including call (912) 267-1212.
my cousin's friendship with 'OneBook'discussion
an inept bank robber,"
Bowhay writes in a press Join the Friends of the
release. 'This is a lot of stuff Library at The Florida House
that Steinbeck left out, and Inn to hear Professor Chris
might have written had he Twiggs moderate the con-
only known!" Bowhay lives in cluding discussion of the One
Carmel, Calif. Book, Ope Community selec7


Bookslgning
Ben Walker will sign
copies of his latest novel,
Winds of the South, at Books
Plus, 107 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach, on April
11 from11 a.m -3 p.m.

Ghost stories
The General Duncan'
Lamont Clinch Historical
Society will host apresenta-
tion by favorite author of the
Jetty 'Man series, W.G. (Bill)
Reynolds, on April' 13 at 7:30
p.m. at.the Fernandina Beach
Police Department communi-
ty room, 1525 Lime St.
Son of a shrimper,


tion, The Black Towe'r, with'
author Louis Bayard on April
30 at 6 p.m.
The program is free.
Anyone who has read the
book-is invited to attend.
This is your opportunity to'
ask the author any questions
or to comment on the book.
Appetizers, dinner and cash
bar will be available for order..
Books are available for sale
from Book' Plus.
The event is sponsored by
the Friends of the Library.
Those with disabilities requir-
ing special accommodations,
call the library, 277-7365, or
Florida Relay Service, 1-800-
955-8771, at least five days
' prior to the program date.


A time to celebrate Jesus' resurrection
"Jesus' Resurrection the build a ramp. Larry Tipton and Linda United Methodist Church is
Reason we Celebrate." Pastor Do you feel Reddish. "Return to the located at 601 Center St. Call
Jeff Oyerton, First Baptist the need to Garden" by Kay Arthur, facili- 2614362.
Church, Fernandina, reflects: lead? Or tated by Wanda Rogers, First Caf6 of First
"Jesus' resurrection is the would you Room C101-103. Also offered Presbyterian Church serves
very foundation of rather plant a .... I Sundays at 4:45 p.m., dinner beginning at 5:15 p.m.
Christianity. God's power was seed? ,Financial Peace Revisited, in Jim Thomas Hall. Call 261-
at work in Christ's death and First I J Room C102. Facilitated by 3837 to make reservations
resurrection. Paul under- Baptist Gerald and Angie Smith. for you and your family by
stood that the resurrection Church of A' "Focus on Missions," my Monday at 4:30 p.m. A pro-
was the bedrock of our Fernandina HILDA' most meaningful experiences gram for adults follows in the
Christian faith: 'And if Christ beach spon- HEAR- were the spontaneous visita- Sanctuary, as well as fun
has not been raised, our sors ABOUTS tions, being able to give testi- events for youth and chil-
preaching is useless and so is "Celebrate .l monies at the military base dren.
your faith,' he wrote to the- Recovery" at Hilda and visiting a school and The Hazel Allen Circle of
Corinthian church (1 its 416 Higginbotham church. Hank Martinez. First Baptist Church,
Corinthians 15:14, NIV). The Alachua St. Most meaningful to me Fernandina, met with 13
apostle went on to say, 'If address ". were visits and prayer time members and two visitors
Christ has not been raised, every Friday night, begin- over the neighborhood, visit- present on Tuesday, March
your faith is futile and you are ning with dinner at 6 p.m. ing schools and Norma's pro- 10. The meeting opened in
still in your sins' (verse 17). Childcare is available. Please fession of faith. Mike prayer for the sick by Legean
The resurrection proves that call 261-3617. "Celebrate Browning. Allan. Thelma Lewis gave the
Jesus is Lord and Savior. Its Recovery' is a Christ-cen- I I really enjoyed having the missionaries' names and
authenticity means that by tered, Biblically based pro- opportunity to preach at the prayer for them. She asked
faith in Christ, we are recon- gram for individuals and their revival at the military base the question, "Have you ever
ciled with God. family members who are and speak to the children at had any problem solving
"Billy Graham said the dealing with addictions, corn- the kitchen. Spreading the your family's problems? If so,
risen Christ is the bridge pulsions, past hurts and. word has an eternal conse- you need to pray to God for
between us and God. 'One of potentially destructive behav- quence! Neal Roberts. them." June Grose gave a
Christ's hands holds the iors. Upcoming Mission Trips: report She said the Inter-
hand of God; his other hand Brother Mike Reed, I was New Orleans, May 2-9, Faith Dinners have about 37
holds ours,' said the evangel- fortunate enough to find you Construction, Evangelism; people attending. The church
ist. What a beautiful picture preaching on Channel 29 on Senegal, July 3-11, Upward; does two dinners a month.
of what Christ has done for recent (Wednesday) and Worcester, Mass., July 11-18, We also have 33 homeless
us with His work on the Sunday evenings. I quickly Evangelism; Kenya, July 11- children in Fernandina.
cross. What reason we have alerted another friend who 18, Evangelism; Kenya, July June Grose said, "We
to celebrate! was very glad I did. She and I 15-Aug 8, Evangelism. have some men in church
"Here at FBC, we cele- certainly believe in prayer Youth Trips! "Just Give that will do small jobs for
brate indeed! We began our and we just can't get through .Me Jesus" Revival weekend. senior.members who need
Resurrection Celebration on .the days and nights without Free Event Friday and help."
Palm Sunday, April 5, when prayers. We're praying for Saturday, April 24 and 25. June Bray gave the pro-
the music ministry presented you.and Rhonda and your Veterans Memorial Arena, gram on her job as an avia-
The Risen Christ, a musical three, lovely children that He Jacksonville. Visit tion Security Specialist,
drama. It is the story of will guide and direct you in www.annegrahamlots.com or Federal Aviation
Christ's life, crucifixion and the decisions that have to be .call (904) 379-2084. Administration. She said she
resurrection as told through made and that your son has a "Children's Musical." was in the right place at the
the characters of John the speedy recovery with his bro- Mark your calendars and. tight time to receive this job.
disciple Peter and Mary ken leg. We enjoy your music make plans now to be here A covered dish luncheon
Magdalene. Thursday we cel- so very much and The Reeds. when our children present was enjoyed by the members
ebrkted Maundy Thursday OAi Sundy evening, the musical at First'Baptist and two guests.
with silent communion from March 15, a special business "Parableooza." This is a musi- The circle supports the
6-7 p.m. in the worship cen- meeting was scheduled at cal and game shpw all rolled Inter-Faith Dinners, Annie
ter. Resurrection Sunday First Baptist Church, into one. You don't want to Armstrong offering, The
begins with Sunrise Service Callahan. There were two miss this fun evening! Johns Family and Micah's
at Peter's Point at 7 a.m., then items on the agenda for this "Boomerang Express" Place. (Thanks, Melba
moves to the church for meeting: To consider the rec- June 8-12. Don't get caught Sayler, for contributing this
breakfast at 8 a.m. ,Life ommendation of the on the train platform with report)
Groups at 9 a.m. Worship at Children's Pastor Search your suitcase in hand. Are Hats off to the Rev. Bill
10:15. Don't miss any of this Committee and the Deacons you ready to see the Crews and the Rev. Mike
celebration!" to call PJ. Harrison as their Australian countryside? If so, Reed! These men of God
Discovering your spiritual Associate Pastori Children. join us on the Boomerang. "It. filled the pulpit at First
gifts: there are varieties of Two: To consider the recom- all comes back'to Jesus." Baptist again on Sunday,
gifts, but the same Spirit And mendation of the Budget and This year we will have a March 22 as Pastor Jeff
there are varieties of activi- Stewardship Committee and morning session only,. 9 a.m. Overton was out of town.
ties, but it is the same God the Deacons to purchase the to 12:30 p.m. The Boomerang Both did a great service. Bill
who activates all of them in property at 449521 US 301 in Express is for three years for the a.m. service, Mike for
'everyone. To each is given' Callahan (betwe'en'theiFEC -' through fttli.ngiade:-Bebpre the evening one,'leadirng the
the manifestation of the spirit andr:min auditorium).A'rpic-, ii'ipared to rideitheautrlida .r.singingpand preachi4ges:,. -:
for the common good. First ture of MJ. Melanie and Express Train. We need I need to send sJiecial
Corinthians 12:4-7 (NRSV) Camille Harrison was in their "Outback Guides" (leaders birthday wishes to Mike for
Have you a gift or awe- nice large mailout I receive- and teachers) as we explore April 1. This is a few days
some talent? Can you quilt or twice a month (called The the countryside on daily past'his day, but I was late
mow or hammer? Do you First Word). "That Callahan, excursions. Call or see Janis learning this.
speak with proper grammar? Northeast Florida and Worthington to volunteer on I need to get your church
Some are called to be bell beyond may know Christ" 'board. Call Janice at First news as early as I can each
ringers. Others, ushers, "Couple Communication" Baptist at 261-3617. month. My columns this
cooks and singers. Many I Program: Facilitated by Look at how some early month are today and Friday,
have the gift of preaching. Doug andjanan Hodges at 4 Christians read, used and April 24. The earlier, the bet-
Giving, helping, listening,r p.m. in Room A 106. A four- interpreted the Lord's ter.
teaching. So many things that week class to strengthen Prayer, and further discover "May our Great Heavenly
one can do pull. a weed or, your conimunication and how it is' relevant today. Father continue to watch
tie a shoe. File or fold or stick marriage. Divorce Care, Classes began March 4. All over us and keep us in His
a stamp. Two might even Chapel C201, facilitated by were invited. Memorial loving care."




National day to help teens avoid pregnancy


WASHINGTON, DC Hundreds of
thousands of teens nationwide are
expected to participate in the seventh
annual National Day to Prevent Teen
Pregnancy on May 6. The purpose of
the National Day is to focus the atten-
tion of teens on the importance of avoid-
ing too-early pregnancy and parenthood
through an interactive online quiz.
Locally, Sutton Place Behavioral
Health, based in Yulee and serving all of
Nassau County, is participating as a
partner in the National Day to Prevent
Teen Pregnancy.
On ihe National Day, teens nation-
wide are asked to go to The National
Campaign to Prevent Teen and


Unplanned Pregnancy's new teen web-
site ww'w.StayTeen.org and take a
short, scenario-based quiz (available in
English and Spanish). The quiz chal-
lenges young people to consider what
they would do in a number of sexual sit-
uations. In addition, The National
Campaign is also offering an online
application that allows teens to add the
quiz to their profiles on MySpace and
Facebook and an online video contest
for teens at www.StayTeen.org.
The message of the National Day is
straightforward: Sex has consequences.
The online quiz delivers this message
directly to teens and challenges them to
think carefully about what they might ,


do "in the moment." :
Since the early 1990s, the teen preg-
nancy rate has declined 38 percent and
the teen birth rate has declined 32 per-
cent. However, according to data
released in March by the National
Center for Health Statistics, the teen
birth rate has increased for the second
year in a row since 2005.
"Clearly a renewed focus on prevent-
ing teen pregnancy is needed," said
Sarah Brown, chief executive officer of
the national campaign. "We hope that,-
in some modest way the quiz will
help teens think carefully about sex."
'For information visit www.
TheNationalCampaign.org/national.


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and they shall never perish
neither shall anyone snatch -
them out of My hand.
New KJ.V. John 10:28R.S.V. 2
Corinthians 4:16


it is no coincidence that the celebration of
Easter takes place each year in early spring,
commemorating the resurrection of our Lord
and Savior, Jesus Christ. For Easter is a
celebration of rebirth, and what better time to
celebrate this than when the earth is springing
back into life. The new life of spring reminds us
that this world is eternally productive and
creative. The apparent lifelessness of winter is
only an illusion. Sleeping just beneath the
surface, is life and more life, awaiting God's
gentle touch to reawaken it. In the same way,
Easter reminds us that the death of our bodies
is an illusion. Beneath it is life and more life.
The Bible tells us that God so loved-the world
the He gave us His one and only Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish but
have eternal life. We will one day shed our
bodies, as the trees
shed their leaves and
snakes shed their
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FRIDAY. April 10.2009/News-Leader


RELIGION


Ropes,
S soldiers entered ti
nounced. Even m
fact they were on
horses. If it hadn'
in front of me, I wouldn't
sudden arrival glued me
erally feel the ground sha
room.
The contrast between
et, shiny black shoes and
attire was enough to mak
what was going on. Stran
diers and I were there for
Now if you're a little c
explain. I was at a very la
northern part of our couw
an Easter Passion play an
in the front row. I tell you
ed with Roman solders, v
have reached out and tou


hidden pulleys and the resurrection of the dead
ie church unan- it's crazy, isn't it, horses in the failure. His 10,000-member congregation and As for me, it makes perfect sense. If you
rore alarming was the house of God? Some would stage area that was literally bigger than really love someone, you don't just send a mes-
horses. That's right, call that sacrilegious. This ]roadway left me wondering if what I was senger to tell them, you show up and demon-
t happened a few feet pastor, however, called it doing as a pastor even mattered. Then it hit state it yourself. That's what God has done for
have believed it. Their going all out to tell the great- me. Resurrection Sunday isn't about what we us. Can't you see it? It's personal. It's intimate.
to my chair. I could lit- N. est story known to man. are doing but about what He did for us. It's the kind of relationship He wants to have
ake as they filled the Either way, I was in a bit of Somehow, in that moment, my eyes shifted with us all.
shock. back onto the One who died that we might live. During this time of celebrating His resur-
my blue sports jack- When the whole presenta- Now please understand, I was impressed reaction, I've decided to not only enjoy all the
Their rugged military tion finished, and the person with all the pulleys, ropes and actors flying ceremonies and festivities, but more important-
ke anyone wonder PULPIT playing Jesus was hoisted up overhead, but nothing compares to the death, ly to spend quality time communing with the
ige as it was, the sol- NOTES into the air and then over the burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I know One who was willing to pay the ultimate price
r the same reason. Pastor congregation by some kind of it's a bit of a mystery, but oh what a beautiful to show us His love.
confused, let me hidden pulleys and wires, the mystery it is. God, the creator of all things, "I am He that lives, and was dead; and,
rge church in the Rob Goyette entire place erupted into wrapped himself in human flesh, looked us eye behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and
entry. The occasion was ... applause. I think most of the to eye, lived a sinless life, died in our place in have the keys of hell and of death." Revelation
ad I was a guest sitting clapping was in celebration of payment for our sins, was buried, and in three 1:18
i, those horses, mount- the resurrection. At least I hope so. days rose again as a sign that we are forgiven. Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters
,ere so close I could After having dinner with the pastor and a Why did He do it you might ask? All because of World Outreach Center


iched them. I know,


few other guests, I couldn't help but feel like a


love.


rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org


EASTER SERVICES

Holy Trinity Anglican the crucifixion.
Church, 1830 Lake Park For a list ofchurch and community The Easter Sunday serv-
Drive in Amelia Park (corner Easteregg hunts.see page lB. ice, April 12, will begin at 9:30
of Lake Park Drive and Park a.m. All are welcome to join.
Avenue, across from the Providence is located at
YMCA), will observe the who are members of the McCall and Victoria Schultz. 96537 Parliament Drive, Suite
Good Friday Liturgy and Island Chamber Singers Contact Jan Smith at 261- C (off Old Nassauville Road
Stations of the Cross today at Lesley MacLaughlin, sopra- 4293, ext. 19. in Yulee). Call 432-8118, visit
noon; the blessing and light- no; Ginger Lindberg, alto; The Holy Saturday chil- www.providenceyulee.com or
ing of the Paschal Candle Fay Ehrman, tenor; and Bob dren's Eggstravaganza is at e-mail providenceyulee@com-
with Holy Baptism April 11 at Ehrman, bass, Instrumental 11 a.m. April 11. cast.net.
4:30 pmn,; arid Easter Sunday music will be offered by Jane Easter Sunday begins at **
Holy Communion April 12 at Lindberg. 6 a.m. with The Great Vigil at Join First Baptist
8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Services are held at 96074 6 a.m. Bring a bell..Incense Church on Easter morning,
The 10 a.m. service is fol- Chester Road in Yulee, just will be used. April 12, for a Sunrise Service
lowed by a time for fellowship off A1A, in space provided by At 8 a.m. the Easter at Peters Point at 7 a.m.
and refreshment. For more the Springer Controls Celebration breakfast will be Afterwards at the church
information coll (904) 430- Company. For information, held, followed at 9 a.m. by a enjoy LIFE groups at 9 a.m.
0274 or visit www.holytrin- call 225-0539, or view the mis- Festival Choral Eucharist and worship at 10:15 a.m. The
ityanglican.org. The Rev. sion statement at www.about indoors. church is located at 1600 S.
Michael Bow hay, rector. amelia.com/newvigion.htm. An outdoor service will Eighth St. Call 261-3617 or
-- * *,* also be held at 9 a.m. with the visit FBFirst.net.
The community is invited First Presbyterian flowering of the cross and the **
to Amelia Baptist Church Church will serve a pancake children's choir. Solid Rock Church of
at 7 p.m. tonight for "Song of breakfast in Jim Thomas Hall At 11 a.m. a Festival God by Faith, 86138 Palm
the Shadows," a musical from 7:30-8:30 a.m., on Easter Choral Eucharist will be held Tree Drive. Yulee, invites the
depiction of the experiences morning following the indoors with incense. For community to the church for
of Christ during the week of Community Sunrise Service information call 2614293. the following events:
His crucifixion. Communion at Fort Clinch. * The Praise, Power arid
will be observed as the choral Easter worship services Prince of Peace Resurrection Crusade
group communicates the with communion will be at Lutheran Church on Service tonight at 7:30 p.m.
meaning of the cross. This 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the Atlantic Avenue will hold a The speaker is Evangelist
musical by Joseph and Sanctuary. Contemporary Good Friday service at 7 p.m. Adeleane Dixon of Penny
PamelaMartin will be pre- worship will be in the Anchor tonight with a Tenebrae Farms.
sented by singers represent- (515 Centre St.) at 11 a.m. Service of Darkness remem- Join the Youth Ministry
ing several churches. Nursery will be available for berinig the darkness sur- for a "Hunt for the Golden
There is no charge. Call all services. For information rounding Christ's death as we Egg" for youth ages 3 to 12
261-9527 for information or call 261-3837. await Easter morning., on April 11 from noon-2 p.m.
reservations for childcare *** * Easter Sunday Games, prizes and lunch will
(ageaaev ghrirthrough 4srvq qf. St. Peter's Episcopal ,r-idResurtectiori.Celebration .. be served.;, : n a
years), avaiabltatmo costinr.,iniChurchi,801A.tlaritie!Ave.; i, i withi Holy Commutiion will be AnEaster suhrisei"er v-' ,i
Amelia Baptist Church is will mark Good Friday with at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 ice on.April 12 at 6:30 a.m.
located at 961167 Buccaneer services at 11:30 a.m. (sta- a.m. An Easter Egg Hunt will Service includes candlelit
Trail, at the intersection of tions of the cross), 12:10 p.m. be during Sunday School at service, speaker Evangelist
Buccaneer Trail, A1A and (liturgy), 3 p.m. (children's 9:30 a.m. All are invited. Call Anita Richo, praise and wor-
South Fletcher Avenue (at program) today. the church office at 261-6306 ship. Breakfast hours
the caution light). The adult choirs present or visit www.poplcamelia.org. are 8:30-10 a.m. every
* Song of the Shadows at 7 * Sunday.
Celebrate the new life of p.m. tonight in the sanctuary, Providence Presby-ter- Easter morning worship
Easter Sunday at New 801 Atlantic Ave. Dan Roach ian Church Holy Week service on Sunday, April 12 at
Vision Congregational arind Michael Smith will nar- schedule includes: 11:30 a.m. Speaker is Dr.
Church, with worship April rate this service featuring :* Good Friday, today at Harry J. Johnson, senior pas-
12 at 10 a.m. The service will harpist Pat Lovejoy and nooni, a service of solemn tor of Solid Rock COGBE.
include music by a quartet soloists Clint Weinberg, Early worship to help you reflect on Call the church at 225-5388.


'Carpenter's House'
Pastor Tony and Rebecca
Edgy invite all to The Carpen-
ter's House, a new non-deno-
minational church located in
the Tyler Plaza on A1A in
Yulee with a mission of loving
God,.loving people. Services
are held each Sunday at 10:30
. a.m. For information call (904)
557-3049 or e-mail tony@car-
pentershouseyuleefl.com.
Give-awayday
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 to the public. For
information or to donate, 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
$100. For rnmre information.
|or to sign tip.. ,:, ',i-l iJic ,
church office at 261-3617 or
visit FBFirst.net
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 will help you develop
focus and clarity about your
best job'and career fit. Topics


include: redirecting a career,
setting life goals, identifying
and marketing your job skills,
writing an effective resume,
networking, interviewing and,
getting started in a new job.
Course leader is David Parker,
director of Family Ministries
for the Northeast Florida
Baptist Association. Parker
has more than 25 years' exec-
utive management experience
in human resources. Cost is
$25. Pre-register by calling
261-9527.
Craftshow
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
free..Proceeds support the
missions of the United
Methodist Women.
Revival
The BJYFifth Sunday
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.jThe, schedule ,i:
includes April19hPgure 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. For
information call 548-0046.


Sn the heart of fOI fli uiiTi CELEBRATION BAPTIST
4FetnahdJina Rev. Brian Eburn Pastor CHURCH
H / 9 H. 6m' Street Innovative 9o,'-oiaem, aonij Casua/Atmosphore
W rorship Ilthisll -eek "''rr I HOLY WEEK Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
S' Snior P HolThursday Mass- April 9 -7:00pm Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
Worshi 8:30 & Ito G od Friday eSer-ices April10- Staions of the Cross-3:00pm Gathering for worship 10:45am
W0shiI -: at Yulee Elem. School
a t thaci e ,Sunday School 9:50 o Easer vigi m ass y-April 11 8:30pm Cafetorium, 86063 Felmore Rad & A1A
S. 1 NU rsegry Easier Day Masses Sunday April11 8am-10am-12noon (Nursery provided)
C -,vi --j r.:--, Easter Sunday Masses will be outside please bring a lawn chair
f L Small group bible study Sunday morn. @ 9:30am
T 1 ~' Teleplhne Numbers: Team Kid Sunday night @ 6:00pm @ Yulee Ballpark
S-'.i IParish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901 Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm 85968 Harts Rd.
1' "www rp, I ,t :. n also call 904-2771-0550 Connecehg with Chrst...Connecing with People.
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Sunday School 9:30 am
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 i-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
www.Yuleebaptistchurch.com
5971 Marts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809
FIRST MISSION Y BAPTIST
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. DarieK. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Hearts ofAllPeople
Sunday NewMembers Class 9am.
SundaT School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship II am.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7.9p m
Ministries Bus& Via Couples Single Youth


Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor
--- Every Sunday -
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Contemporary Praise: 9:30AM
Children s Sunday School: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
-- First Sunday Each Month --
Healing Prayer: 6PM
Across from Fort Clinch State Park
261-6306
www.poplcamelia.org


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Everyone Welcome
A 1928 Prayer Book Parish
The Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
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1830 Lake- Park Drive
across from tie i'MCA)
Sunday, Aorchip times
8:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. (with music)
904-430-0274
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SUNRISE SERVICE
AT PETER'S POINT
7:00 AM Easter Sunday


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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nassauvijle Rd.)
Worship Service at 9;30 a.m.
(904) 432-RI 18
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074 Chester Road in Yulee
904.225.0539


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Morning Service 10:15 AM
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1600 S. 8th Street
Fernan'dina Beach, FL
Sen. Pastor, Jeff Overton


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FRIDAY. April 10.2009/N EWS-LEADER


Weak lawn will attract mining bees but they are beneficial


Q.What are these small
.dark bees coming in and
out of the ground in my lawn?
SC

A Andrenidae is the family,
. which contains mining
bees. These bees build nests
in the ground and.they are
generally solitary creatures.
Mining bees are usually
darker in color and smaller
than the honeybees. Large,
empty areas in the lawn pro-
vide the perfect site for the
female mining bee to lay her
brood. If the lawn has plenty
of barren areas then this
insect has been known to
have more than one female
nesting site. Males are seen in
the spring hovering close to
the ground, which often catch-
es our attention.
These bees are important
pollinators and the site selec-
tion must have an abundant
source of flowers to provide
nectar. Mining bees are not
aggressive and rarely sting
unless provoked, unlike the
yellow jacket wasp, which has
been known to sting numer-


ous times.
These
valuable crea-
tures are a
normal spring
occurrence
and we would
not recom-
mend an
application of
xGA DEN any chemical
TALK to control
BeckyJordi them. The
entrance
holes to the
burrow are small in diameter
and the bees will often create
small mounds of sand in order
to excavate the burrow. Some
people assume the bees are
damaging the grass or grass
roots but the real truth is the
lawn started out weak. In your
case, it probably died as a
result of the freezing tempera-
tures this past winter.
Once the grass dies and
leaves an area with novegeta-
tion the mining bees take
advantage. The best control is
to have a healthy, thick lawn.
Remember to use slow
release nitrogen lawn fertiliz-


PHOTO COURTESY OF REBECCA JORDI
Mining bees are important
pollinators that rarely sting
and are therefore best left
alone.

ers with a 1:0:1 or 2:0:1 (N-P-
K) configuration. The mining
bee is one of those examples
of "grin and bear" it which
requires no action from you.
. My elephant ear plant
*was frozen during the
last few freezes. Will it come
back? SW .
A Elephant Ear, Alocasia
.spp., is extremely hardy
and I would be surprised to


hear it did not return from the
cold. We will be better able to
determine the full extent of
the cold damage once sum-
mer is fully upon us.
You may cut away and
dead tissue now. The large
leaves come up from the
ground without any stem and
can reach lengths up to three
feet. There are many varieties
ranging from solid colored to
variegated to new cultivars
with purple hues. Some of the
elephant ear cultivars are of
concern to those monitoring
invasive plants. We would sug-
gest homeowners be mindful
of selecting this plant, espe-
cially those living near a
greenbelt area, a nature pre-
serve or waterway.
Landscapers use this plant as
a backdrop for other tropical
perennials or around speci-
men trees.
Elephant ear has the poten-
tial of growing. 10 feet tall and
10 feet wide, therefore it is
important to allow enough
room for growth. In addition,
you can see this would not be
the best plant to put under


windows of any home or busi-
ness. The cold hardiness zone
is from 8B to 11, which means
it can be grown throughout
most of Florida. Elephant ear
tolerates partial sun and
shade but it will show signs of
burn in full sun situations. It
prefers a moist, well-drained
soil but requires no specific
pH range. Elephant ear is an
easy plant to grow and thrives
with little or no attention once
it is established.
Q I am growing a small
:garden with several vari-
eties of beans. I would like to
have some of them dried.
How do I go about doing
that? JB
A Normally beans are left
S in the pod and on the
vine to dry. Navy, kidney,
Northern and black beans are
common varieties used as dry
beans. There have been few
successes here in Florida
because the beans prefer to,
dry in the pod for 120 days in
temperatures ranging from
65-75 degrees with low humid-


ity. That is not a condition nor-
mally describing Florida for
any length of time.
You could try to remove
the mature pods and hang
them in a cool, dry area. If
you decide to try this tactic
please keep me posted on
your progress; it would be fun
to hear you had succeeded.
Beans are a very important
source of minerals and fiber.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
Nassau County Horticultural
Extension Agent, is a
University of Florida faculty
member Extension locations
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yulee and
the main Extension Office in
Callahan. The UF/IFAS ,
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James
S. Page Governmental
Complex and demonstrates best
management practices for
Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
http ://nassau. ifas. ufl.edu.
rljordi@ufl.edu


Orchidworkshop
A Hands-On Orchid
Workshop will be held at the
Fernandina Farmers Market
on April 11 from 10:30 a.m.-
noon. Help and information
will be given for growing,
repotting and solving prob-
lems for these tropical flow-
ers. Have a sick or tired
orchid at home, bring it to the
workshop for some hands-on
help nurturing it back to
health. Orchid supplies will be
available.
This workshop is courtesy
of Fred Keefer, owner of
Orchids by Del-Rei who has
20 years of experience in rais-
ing orchids, and some mem-
bers of the St. Augustine
Orchid Society. ,
Also at the market
Saturday, Sweet Grass Dairy
will offer its cow and goat
cheeses. The Fernandina
Farmers Market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.n.-1 p.il at
Seventh and Centre streets.s' "
Call 491-4872 or visit www.fer-
nandinafarmersmarket.com.


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FRIDAY. April 10.2009/NEWS-LEADER


AROUND SCHOOL


CLASS NOTES

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 par-
ticipants may attend high
school in another county or be
home-schooled. The four-part
application packet may be
downloaded from www.shrim-
pfestival.com. Contestants will
be accepted until April 15.
For information call
Barbara Book, pageant chore-
ographer, at 583-1770 or Sandy
Price, Shrimp Festival execu-
tive director, at 206-0756.
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-
sau.kl2.fl.us.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen Court
will be held April 14, 21 and 28
at the Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way,
Yulee. Sessions begin prompt-
ly at 6 p.m. Students from all
middle or senior high schools
(ages 11-18) are invited to par-
ticipate. Those wishing to be
on the volunteer jury or act as
attorneys, court clerks, as well
as bailiffs can sign up through
their school guidance offices,
or by attending court and.
signing up then.
To participate as an attor-
ney, see Coordinator Charles
Griffin, and he assigns these
rotating positions. Volunteers
need to arrive between 5:30
and,6 p.m., ,
For information call 546-
4611 and aslirfr. G(frifi-i
Auditions
Auditions for "Disney's
Beauty and the Beast," the
fourth annual FCCJ High
School Summer Musical
Theatre Experience, at Florida
Community College South
Campus will be held April 17
at 7p.m. and April 18 at 1p.m.
at'the Nathan H. Wilson
center for the Arts, Main
Stage, 11901 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville,
Auditions are for students
going into grades 10 through
12 for the 2009-10 school year.
Roles being cast are: Belle,
Beast, Gaston, LeFou, Mrs.
Potts (teapot), Lumiere (can-
dlestick) and Belle's father,
Maurice. Supporting roles will
be cast in May. Students must
prepare a song that represents
their vocal range. It does not
have to be'from Beauty and
the Beast. Bring sheet music
only, no CDs. Wear loose
clothing and be prepared to
dance.
For more information
email wilson-center@fccj.edu
or call (904) 646-2222.
Mountain Mystery
The Peppermint Players of
Amelia Community Theatre
are traveling to area prescho-
ols and elementary schools to
Present the play "Mountain
Mystery," a 30-minute show
written byACT's former artis-
tic director Mary Hurt.
Remaining performances
include April 21, Callahan
Elementary; April 22,
Southside Elementary; April
23, Hilliard Elementary; April
28, Yulee Elementary; and
April 29, Atlantic Elementary.
For information, call 261-6749.
Riverkeeper contest
Students who attend high
schools located within the
watershed of the St. Johns
River can begin submitting
their PSA ("Public Service
Announcements") video
entries in the St. Johns River-


keeper My St. Johns River
PSA Video Contest. The con-
test is sponsored by St. Johns
Riverkeeper to raise aware-
ness about the St. Johns River.
Entrants must submit a
video of 60 seconds or less
that provides a compelling
message about the impor-
tance of the St. Johns and the
need to protect it.
Entry deadline is April 24.
The winner will receive $500.
For rules and guidelines visit
www.stjohnsriverkeeper.org.


First graders perform musical play at Southside


For the News-Leader

The first grade classes of
Mrs. Robbins, Ms. Harris, Mrs.
Jones, Mrs. Hall and Ms. Lents
presented a stage performance
of the musical play,
"Everybody Has Music
Inside," on Feb. 24 at Southside
Elementary.
The students' performance,
under the direction of music
teacher Mrs. Gail McCamy,
was enjoyed by many parents,
grandparents, teachers and fel-
lbw students. The students
delighted the audience with
their musical talents and beau-
tiful songs.
The play was centered on,
several children who like
sports but did not like music,
'as "music is just plain silly."
Throughout the play and
"music festival," the children
came to realize that you can
like both sports and music.
Children portrayed the
parts of soccer players, bas-
ketball players, cheerleaders,
football players, baseball play-
ers as well as musicians and
dancers from several countries
and cultures such as Africa,


SUBMITTED
The first grade classes of Mrs. Robbins, Ms. Harris, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Hall and Ms.
Lents presented a stage performance of the musical play, "Everybody Has Music
Inside," on Feb. 24 at Southside Elementary,


Mexico, Japan, Hawaii,
Germany, Native American
Indians and America.
The children who previ-
ously only liked sports thought
the singers and dancers, com-
plete with their African beats,
Mexican 'ole flare, Kimono-
clad Japanese sashes and


woodwinds, grass skirt-clad
Hawaiian maracas, smock-clad
German dancers, Native
American Indian drumming
and American clad musicians
were "awesome" and "wanted
to play along at the music fes-
tival."
The entire cast sang along


with "It's not if you win or lose
... you have to work together,
be a good sport, be respectful
and play by the rules." In addi-
tion, they sang to the tunes of
'Take Me Out to the
Ballgame," ."Music. In Our
School" and "We Are-Making
Music."


101'r ,ITi r M,., K,"_
Kelci Anderson, above left. and Cassandra Day of Yulee High School both received a judge's recognition award
-...or their art-at-the.-7th AnnualINasau-County-.igh School Student Art Exhibit at Florida 'Commiuiit"t'ollege.
Below, Fernandina Beach High School instructor Sharon Bolton-Eells with one of the works from that school.



Students wow judge with their art


Area high school students
showed off their talent and
wowed the judge in the 7th
Annual Nassau County High
School Student Art Exhibit at
Florida Community College.
North Campus Librarian
and artist Mary Dumbleton
judged the work. The exhibit
was held in the FCCJ North
Campus Art Gallery on
Capper Road in Jacksonville
through March 24. Instructor
selections from all four Nassau
County public high schools
were featured'in the exhibit.
Those noted with an asterisk
received a judge's recognition
award.
Yulee High School instruc-
tor Andrew Satterwhite select-
ed work by Chelsey Anderson,.
Kelci Ande#son, Cassandra
Day*, Carlos Mendoza, Derek
Moore*, Erica Suh, and
Sydney Waller*.
Fernandina Beach High
School instructor Sharon
Bolton-Eells selected-work by
Adianna Antworth, Christa
Barrett*, Bridget Barry,


Sherian Blue*, Jamie Braswell,
Sarah Bustabud, Dacey
Cambell, Jessica Davis*,
William Dennard*, Margaret
Eells*, Hannah Engle-Wyre*,
Karlin Greathouse*, Jordan
Grey, Frances Hanhold,
Cameron Hendrix, Camille
Howard*, Allison Joyce*,
Kristin Mason*, Donnie
Moore, Corey Pease, David
Pitman, Jeremiah Sayre*,
Elena Shakelford, Alex Taylor,
Shelby Taylor*, Luke
Thompson, Courtney
Thweatt*, Ginnx Voss, Averi
iWelborn, Mary Williams*,
Jaelin Wright*, and Michael
Yonn.*
West Nassau High Schoql
instructor Bettina Smith select-
ed work by Jeremy Bensel,
A.G. Brantley, Macey Dimaria,
Leah Farinella, Cassie Gurley,
Lindsey Jones, Randi Jones,
Matt Little*, Elizabeth
Mathews, Courtney Norris,
Annie Patz*, Leslie Porter, and
Kayla Roberts.
Instructor Vickie Whigam,
from Hilliard Middle-Senior


High School, chose art from
Tiffany Conner, Holly
Cumbus, Reid Holden, Joanna
Jones, Kelley Kerrigan*, Kayla


King, Matt McFarlane, Austin
Phillips, Amber Pope, Kristen
Smith, Sarah Tittle, and Kenny
Zodel.


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SUBMI'ITED
DARessaywinner
Marzette Moore, a pupil at Yulee Middle School,
won the Florida statewide DAR American History
Contest for 7th Grade.
The subject for the contest was "What Message
Did the Gettysburg Address Communicate to Our
War Torn Nation in 1863." Marzette is pictured
with Lori Matysldel, American History Committee,
Florida Daughters of the American Revolution.


Celebrating Seuss
Cymonne Smiley's class at Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss and Read
Across America Month in March. Frorit row from left
are Joshua S., Weston T. and Moniesha H. Back row
are Donna Shick, Amber B., Zakeya J., Taylor I. and
Cymonne Smiley.


on Amelia Island. The center
will support families with young
children by providing programs
where parents can improve par-
enting skills, parent discussion
groups and social opportunities.
If you are interesting in help-
ing to start up the center or to
volunteer in the future, call
JoAnn Hertz at (904) 310-6169.


_


"This was a very hard play
for first graders to perform,"
said McCamy. Hall cited a spe-
cial thank you to McCamy for
all of her work with the stu-
dents and stated, "Mrs.
AMcCamy has the patience of a
Saintt"
'! "It is apparent that the 55
students and Mrs. McCamy
worked very hard and invested
many hours of rehearsals to
present such a well organized
and enjoyable play at
.#Southside. The vocal, piano
and violin solos exhibit the true
talerit and bravery among the
first graders who participated
in the play. We are very grate-
ful for Mrs. McCamy's dedica-
tion to music and art educa-
tion that is offered at
Southside. We can see that
everyone does have music
inside and are thrilled that Mrs.
McCamy was able to bring out
the best in all of the students,"
said Amanda Young.
For more information on
this or future performances at
Southside Elementary, contact
Young at ayoungconsul-
tant@gmail.com or (904) 207-
2181.


SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship fundraiser
Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club is raising
money to support its scholar-
ship fund. Scholarships are
presented to senior women at
Fernandina Beach High
School and Yulee High School
during the May meeting. Last
year three $1,000 scholar-
ships were awarded.
Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club is selling $1
tickets for a chance to win: 18
holes of golf for four, green
fees and cart at The Golf Club
of Amelia Island; golf on one
of the courses at Amelia
Island Plantation; $100 gift
'certificate at one of Amelia
,Island Plantation's public
'restaurants; breakfast for four
at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge.
Tickets are available from
Woman's Club members and
Little Women.
SRunners' scholarships:- :
Amelia Islaid Riunners is
continuing its college scholar-
ship program. The program
will award one $1,000 scholar-
ship and two $500 scholar-
ships to graduating Nassau
4County high school seniors
who are also a member of the
school's track or cross-coun-
try team. Scholarship dollars
can be used for tuition, room
and board or books.
Qualified applicants must
fill out an application that
includes a 250- to 500-word
essay on the subject, "Why is
running important in your
life?" Applications must be
received by April 15 and can-
not be submitted via e-mail.
For an application or more
details, visit www.Amelialslan
dRunners.com or call
Deborah Dunham at (904)
624-0027.
NCCDC scholarships
Applications for the
Nassau County Community
Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers
Memorial Scholarship, Peck
Memorial Scholarship and the
Rychard-Lottie-Annie Cook-
Scholarship are now available
at Fernandina Beach High
School. Applications for the
NCCDC Scholarship in Honor
of Felix Jones of Fernandina
Beach are available at
Hilliard, West Nassau, and
Yulee High schools.
Completed applications are
Idue by April 15. Interested
seniors should contact the
Guidance office of each high
school or call 261-4396 or 261-
4113 for more information.


Child resource

center forming
April 19-25 is designated
The Week of the Young Child
by the National Association of
Education for Young Children.
NAEYC recognizes the impor-
tance of children's earliest years
in shaping their learning and
their development.
A group of residents are
working to start an Early Child-
hood Parent Resource Center








FRIDAY April 10. 2009 NEWS News-Leader


SPORTS SHORTS


Pirates advance in first round


Cheerleading tryouts
Fernandina Beach High
School will hold cheerleading
tryouts for 2009-10 from 3:15-
5 p.m. April 13 and 14 in build-
ing 22 (behind FBMS). Pick
up a cheer packet at the front
office or access it online at the
FBHS website. E-mail
juliana.durr@nassau.kl2.fl.us.
YMCA swim lessons
The McArthur Family
YMCA's Leam to Swim pro-
gram involves five different
components: personal safety,
stroke development, water
sports and games, personal
growth and rescue. .
There are four different les-
son choices: Mommy and Me
classes for ages 6 months to
3-years with a guarantee of
six classes per session; group
lessons for ages 3-12 years
with a guarantee of six class-
es; private lessons for 6
months to 99 years old and
the amount of lessons vary;
and semi-private lessons for 6
months to 99 years old and
the amount of lessons vary.
Registration ends the
Wednesday before the class
starts. Call 261-1080.
YMCA skills camps
The McArthur Family
YMCA is offering skills camps
for ages of 6-15 with special
interests for the summer time.
The five skills camps include
basketball, soccer, golf, vol-
leyball and football. All ages,
dates, locations, times and
fees vary between camps.
Registration ends the
Wednesday before the partic-
ular camp begins. For infor-
mation stop by the YMCA on
Citrona Drive in Femandina
Beach or call 261-1080.
Pirates selling pork roast
The Femandina Beach
High School.baseball 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 Wamer
r'ulee Pop Warner will hold
its neitdti Ottir% ffing AptVt8'
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 11 in the
gym at Ihe Yulee Sports
Complex. Fees are $100 for-
the first child and $75 for each
additional sibling. All other
sign-up fees are $125 for the
first child and $100 each addi-
tional 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
www.yuleepopwamer.org.
Prowrestling
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 against the Marcs
Brothers. 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 pro-
ceeds benefit the Femandina
Beach High School band. Visit
ccwrestling.org.
Elm Street Little League
Elm Street Little League
will hold opening day April 18.:
Register forT-ball through
June 6. Opening day is June
27. Fee. is $20. Coaches and
volunteers are needed.
Contact Wayne Peterson at
753-1663.
Katie Ride for Life
The Katie Caples
Foundation will host its fifth
annual donor awareness bicy-
cling 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 www.katieride-
forlife.org. The walk will start
at the Atlantic Avenue,
Recreation Center at 9 a.i.
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 recreation-
al 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 acci-
dent.
Call the Katie Caples
Foundation at 491-0811 or
visit www.katierideforlife.org.
Sailing Club meets
The Amelia Island Sailing
Club meets the first Tuesday
at the Kraft Athletic Club.
Social hour is at 6:30 p.m; the
meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.
For information, call
Commodore Charlie
Steinkamp at 261-5213 or
visit www.amelia islandsail-
ing.org.
Zumba classes
Kinderstudios, 528 S.
Eighth St. Call Alexandra
Carroll at 415-0954.
Bean School of Dance,
25 N. Third St. Call 261-
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Club 14 Fitness, 1114
South 14th St., Femandina
Beach. Call 261-0557.
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Gateway Blvd., offers a
stretch and strengthening
class, pilates, yin, yoga core .
ball, yoga for longevity, beach
yoga and basic yoga. Call
415-9642.
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Sivananda/Amrit style yoga
for all levels and Amrit Yoga
Nidra Meditation and,
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FRIDAY, APRIL 10. 2009
14A NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA



'First Family of Softball' drives home family values


ERNIE STUCKEY
For the News-Leader
In November of 2007, a
group of men fromnSpringhill
Baptist Church headed to a
conference in Wake Forest,
N.C. The purpose of the con-
ference was to teach men the
responsibility of leading their
families and to equipthem
. with the ability of rescuing
their children from the moral
decay of America.
In February of 2009, the
Family Driven Softball League
was born. The 16-year-old and
over co-ed league was created
so that moms, dads and their
children could compete
together in a moral environ-
ment During the season, fam-
ilies are around the picnic
tables of the Springhill softball
complex, sharing food and
laughs and waiting their turn
to take the field. *
Mike Darby along with his
wife Jackie and two sons,
Jordan and Justin, play for
Springhill. Mike was one of
the men who made that trip to
North Carolina in 2007. In
fact, the Springhill team con-
sists of six other men who
accompanied Mike in 2007,
not to mention three other
men who played key roles in
the building of the softball
complex.
As Easter approaches, we
are reminded of the sacrifice
of one man's love for the


The Family Driven
Softball League was
created so moms,
dads and children
could compete in a
moral environment.

world. As the FDSL's season
winds down, we thought it
important to share with you
the secret of the overwhelm-
ing success of the Family
Driven Softball League. That
secret is simply putting Him
first in our lives who died for
us over 2,000 years ago. Our
families recognize' that we are
all a part of His family.
* The proof is demonstrated
every Saturday at the
Springhill softball complex.
This season not one disagree-
men.t or argument has taken
place between a coach and an
umpire. You can watch
Celebration Team One's
dugout as three sets of hus-"
bands and wives (Eric and
MeredithHarris, Toby and
Alisha Cook and Bobby and
Heather Hathaway) share the
responsibility of caring for
one another's small children
while the other is at bat.
SOf all six teams competing
this year there are husbands
and wives, dads and sons.
moms and daughters and


combinations of all sorts on
every team.
The Darbys are called the
FDSL's "First Family of
Softball." Mike retired from
the Navy in 2004 and current-
ly works part-time in home
maintenance and repair. Wife
Jackie found her love in real
estate and currently works at
ERA of Fernandina. Nineteen-
year-old son Jordan, is
employed at J. & L Graphics
and is pursuing a career in
firefighting. Justin, 17, is
home-schooled and plans to
pursue a career in air traffic
control.
The FDSL has provided
young adults an opportunity
to run a concession stand in
order to raise funds to send
Justin, Mike and others on a
mission trip to N4ew Orleans
to rebuild homes. They have,
also provided a family help lo
raise funds to send their son
to Israel as well as helping
another young lady who par-
ticipates in the league to go on
a mission trip of her own.
The face of the Family
Driven Softball League is
father and third baseman
John Springer playing along-.
side daughter and shortstop
Amanda for Yulee Baptist
Church. It's father Jack
Martin sharing the outfield
with son Zack for Celebiation
Team Two.
It's Chris Spivey
(Celebration Team One) drag-


JuHli CULBRETH '-F, THE NEiv.l.FAii.ElE
Mike, Jaclde, Jordan and Justin Darby are the "First Family of Softball' in the Family
Driyen Softball League.


going the infield between
games on his four-wheeler
with children from different
teams steering the handle-
bars. Or a young Marine
named Shannon Crosby and
wife Amy raising his teenage
brother Justin. All three are
members of the Springhill
team. The one common bond


shared by all of these families
is we all have the same
Father.
In action tliispast
Saturday, Celebration Team
One defeated Yulee 8 to 6. In a
doubleheader Yulee returned
to the field to defeat Five
Points 20 to 10. And in the
final game of the day, The


Bridge defeated Celebration
Team Two.19 to 13.
You do not have to be a
member of a church to be a
part of the FDSL, all you
need to do is show up on a
Saturday and we'll point you
in the right direction or call
Ernie Stuckey at 261-6083.
Happy Easter.


Cod temps butfshing is redhot
.' is O I ** **'S


We may have experienced
record cold temperatures this
past Wednesday morning,
however the fishing action has
been red-hot.
Sharon Jones fished with
Captain George Lannori
recently and hooked into a 20-
pound bluefish!
"It was the largest blue that
I have ever seen," Lannon
said. "We were fishing in the
Amelia Rivet when Sharon
hooked her big blue while
drifting a live shrimp for sea
trout. I believe Sharon's fish
was a northern strain bluefish
because I have never seen a.
blue that big in our waters."
Big sea
trout are also
running in
the Amelia'
River during
the last of the
flood and the
first of the
falling tides.
Captain
ON THE Ben
I Forehand
WATER guided his.
backwater
TERRY fishing char-
LACOSS ter to a 27-
... inch sea trout
this past
Wednesday while drifting
shrimp deep under a trout
float.
Tides this Saturday will
find a high tide at the St.
Marys inlet arriving at 10:50 ,
a.m. and a low tide at 4:35 p.m.
The Elton Bottom has
been producing big catches of
grouper and red snapper
while fishing deep with cut
Spanish sardines and Boston,
mackerel.
During recent fishing trips
to the Elton sport fishing


S, SUBMITTED
From left Doug Gies,,Mark Litkenhus and Lyle Rose are pictured with an awesome
deep sea catch including, from left, king mackerel, African pompano, red snapper and
grouper. At left, Stephen Jones, 12, landed this huge black drum recently.


boats the 'Turn-3" and "Reel
Warrior II" have been catch-
ing kings to 40 pounds and
grouper to 20 pounds.
Largemouth'bass are still
spawning in area lakes and
.freshwater rivers.
This weekend has favor-
able tides for the many local
freshwater rivers with low
water arriving at 10 a.m. in
most bass rivers. Drift live
shiners close to weedy shore-


, lines, lily pads and cypress
tress. '
Black drum fishing should
also be excellent this weekend
with some of the best drum
fishing coming during the
falling tide at the tip of the St
Marys south jetty rocks and
just off from Main Beach dur-
ing the incoming tide after
dark.
A full moon arrived this
past Thursday so drum fish-


ing should be excellent this
weekend.
Jacob Jones still leads the
local N.S.FA. Black Drum
Tournament with an 8.86
pound black drum.
The popular event runs
through Sunday, April 19 with
the awards dinner to be held
at Ten Acres on Wednesday,
April 22.
The awards dinner begins
at 7 p.m.


We all have to play the ball asitlies
,.. ''", W -e a11 \1 *' i ^ 'y*... -*


Q Dr. Smith, Masters' founder
*Bobby Jones died from some
unusual disease. Just what did he
have?
A Bobby Jones is considered
.' .by many to be the game's -
finest ambassador, a true gentleman
for a gentleman's game.
Born on St. Patrick's Day in 1902
in Atlanta, Jones reached the pinna- -
cle'of golf at the age of 28 in 1930,
winning the Grand Slam, which at
that time consisted of the U.S. Open,
the U.S. Amateur, the British Qpen
and the British Amateur. He then
walked away from competitive golf
forever.
Few athletes have been able to
leave the game While still on top,
with no signs of diminishing skills,
as Jones was able to. do. His retire-
ment changed the face of golf as
well. Since he was no longer com-


SPORTS
MEDICINE
GREGORY
SMITH, M.D


peting in amateur
competitions, the
British and U.S.
Amateurs became
seen as "minors not
majors" and ulti-
mately the Masters
and the PGA
became the third
and fourth major
championships.,
After retiring from
competition, he
E became a practic-
ing lawyer, sold
real estate, owned
twb Coke bottling
plants and
designed a series of


golf clubs, the first to use a num-
bered system on the clubs instead of
their historical Scottish names.
At the age of 46, Jones began to


Few athletes have been able to leave the
game while still on top, with no signs of
diminishing skills, as Bobbyjones was able to do.
His retirement changed the face ofgolf as well.,


experience pain in his right leg and
arm. He was at first thought to have
arthritis.
His symptoms progressed to
severe pain in his neck and back.
He lost feelings in his fingers, and at
times a lit cigarette would burn into
his fingers and he might not feel it.
He dropped things, his arms shook,
and his gait became erratic.
Medical evaluations ultimately
revealed that he had cyst formations
on his spinal cord, and he was diag-
nosed with syringomyelia.


Syringomyelia (SM) is a disorder
in which a cyst forms within the
spinal cord.
The cyst is called a syrinx, and
expands and elongates over time,
destroying the center of the spinal
cord, leading to chronic pain, weak-
ness, stiffness, and ultimate paraly-
sis. Other symptoms can include
headaches and loss of the ability to
feel extremes of hot or cold, espe-
cially in the hands. SM may also
negatively affect sweating, sexual
function and bladder and bowel con-


trol. SM most commonly results
from a congenital development,
although it may occur secondary to
trauma.
Today, MRI is used for the diag-
nosis of syringomyelia, and surgical
treatment is performed under the
care of a neurosurgeon.
Slow but progressive paralysis
ultimately overtook Jones, but his
mind remained strong. He
remained dignified throughout,
insisting on shaking hands with
anyone he met, despite the fact
that it was excruciatingly painful to
do so. As it became evident towards
the end that he was facing eminent
death, Jones was asked about the
unfortunate turn in his life, to which
he responded with grace, "We all
have to play the ball as it lies."
On Dec. 18, 1971, the legendary
Bobby Jones died at the age of 69.


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EASTER EGG
HUNTS

Memorial United Methodist
Church will host an Easter
Egg Hunt and fun day in
Central ParkApril 11from 10
a.m.-1 p.m. with food and
music. The Easter Bunny will
hop by for pictures so bring
your camera. Kids can boun-
ce as parents enjoy music.
Sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church, the
event is free and open to all.
Bring chairs or a blanket.
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave., will
hold a Holy Saturday chil-
dren's Eggstravaganza at 11
a.m. April 11. Call 261-4293.
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 guided crafts,
cookie decorating and games.
From noon to 2 p.m. bar-
becue chicken dinners will be
available to go or in the
Fellowship Hall at $5 while
they last. Proceeds will send
church youth to camp and
mission trips. The church is
on AiA 5.5 miles east of 1-95
at Christian Way. 225-5381.
Solid Rock Church of God
by Faith, 86138 Palm Tree
Drive, Yulee, invites the com-
munity to the "Hunt for the
Golden Egg" for ages 3 to 12
on April 11 from noon-2 p.m.,.
hosted by the Youth Ministry.
Games,, prizes and lunch will
be served. Call 225-5388.
* *
The Elks Oceanfront
#1410 and Temple #1058 will
host their annual Easter Egg
Hunt on Easter Sunday, April
12, at 3:30 p.m. at the Peck
Center. The event is free.
Contact R. Chambers at
432-8156.
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church on Atlantic Avenue will
hold an Easter Egg Hunt dur-
ing Sunday School on April 12
at 9:30 a.m. Call 261-6306 or
visit www.poplcamelia.org.
The Fernandina Beach
Parks and Recreation Depart-
ment will host an Easter Egg
Hunt at Central Park on April
12. Registration at 1:30 p.m.;
egg hunt at 2 p.m., ages new-
bomrn through 10 years old.
Please bring baskets. There
will be candy, prizes and a
golden egg in each age
group, a jellybean guess and
special guest appearance by
the Easter Bunny. For infor-
mation call 277-7350. Visit
www.fbfl.us.


"FOOTLOOSE'A TALHAMBRA


PHOTO COURTESY OF ALHAMBRA DINNERTHEATRE
Alhambra Dinner Theatre, 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, presents the popular musi-
cal "Footloose" through May 31. Many are familiar with the 1984 movie starring Kevin
Bacon that captured the heart of America and made it beat to the music of a solid-gold
soundtrack. "Let's Hear It For The Boy," "Holding Out for a Hero," "Almost Paradise"
and the title song "Footloose." The play tells the story of a free-spirited kid who reminds
a local minister that it's no sin to be young. With music that speaks to three generations,
he takes an uptight town and sets it "footloose." Performances are Tuesday through
Saturday evenings, with Saturday and Sunday matinees. Call (904) 641-1212 or visit
www.alhambradinnertheatre.com.


Patron

program

supports

artists
GRETCHEN WILLIAMS
For the News-Leader
he annuat-seof
Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival is scheduled
for May 1-3 this year.
Hundreds of artists will come
to show and sell their cre-
ations. One of the unique
opportunities of the festival is
the Patron Purchase Award
"Program.
The Patron Program gives
everyone a chance to become
judge and jury of the art show.
Simply put, you commit to
purchasing a piece of artwork,
pay the artist yourself, award
the artist with a big green rib-
bon, and a huge name tag with
your name on it (supplied free
from the Island Art
Association) will hang in the
artist's booth during the show,
'giving you credit for being a
patron of the arts. This pro-


This green ribbon beside the painting indicates a patron's
support of the artist at the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival art show.


gram helps to bring more and
better artists to the show.
The Patron Program can
help to stave off the reality of
being a "starving artist."
Escalating travel and room and
board costs are putting a real
strain on the artists. You then
benefit by owning a precious
piece of original art. Everyone
becomes a winner. ,
To join this year's program,
contact Melba Craven at the


Island Art Association, 261-
7020, or stop by die gallery at
18 N. Second St., Fernandina
Beach, to sign up. On Friday
or Saturday, May 1 or 2, you
may pick up your envelope at
the gallery. The envelope will
contain the green ribbon to
present to the artist, a special
patron ribbon to wear, a sign
printed with the patron's name
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'CAPTURING LIGHT'
The Island Art Gallery presents the IAA
Nouveau Art Show, Capturing Light, through
May 31, with an opening recep-
tion on April 11 from 5-8 p.m. at
the gallery, 18 N. Second St..
S, Holly Keris, curator. Cummer
S,, Museum Art and Gardens.,
Jacksonville, was the juror.
Melva Smith-Richman won'Best .
of Show for her acrylic painting,
The Pitcher. First place went to
Karen McFadyen for her oil painting, February
Light Egans Creek. Second place was Anne
Howden with Thank You Thomas Alva Edison, a
linoleum print, and third was Walt Petersen with
his photograph, Web Lights. For information call
261-7020.
BLUE DOOR OPEN HOUSE
The Blue Door Artists will
fcaturc the work of fiber artist .
Lynette Holmes at the
A'nagcon-s Second Saturday,
April 11, from 5-8 pm.
Ha nd wovn garments and
access ) ics, fabric collage and
handwo\ ,vi and hand-dyed wall decor is shown
in her studio, I hnolmes teaches bgii n ning w\caving


and loves sharing her interest in weaving and fab-
ric. The gallery is located at 2051/2 Centre St.
Regular hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information, call 557-1187.

DANCING WITH THE LOCAL STARS
Dancing with the Local Stars takes place on
April 11 at Amelia Island Plantation. The event
begins at 6 p.m. with open dancing, hors d'oeu-
vres and a cash bar. There will be
a silent auction emceed by Aaron
Bean. Competition gets under
way at 7 p.m., followed by a floor-
show by the Ballroom Youth
Academy and ending with the tro-
phy presentation. Felix Jones will
be a special guest
Tickets are $35 pre-event and
$40 at the door. Platinum sponsorships are $700
and include a first row table and four reserved
tickets: gold sponsorships are $600 and include a
second row table and four reserved tickets: silver
sponsorships are $400 and include two reservecd
theater seating tickets: and bronze sponsorships
are $200 and include two reserved open seating
tickets. Proceeds support the non-profit Ballroom
Dance Academy that provides local youths free
dance classes and scholarships as well as events
where they can perform and compete.


Call (904) 707-6762 or visit www.classicball-
room.net.
'SAYING GOODBYE'
SNative artist Christina
SLong will be relocating to
Tennessee in June. Her new-
ocean series, "Saying
Goodbye," will be on display
at Gallery C, located at South Third and Ash
Streets. An opening reception will be held April 11
from 5-8 p.m. at the gallery. Call 556-3684.

CANNIBAL QUEEN FLIGHTS
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 was pur-
,. chased by the U.S. Army in the fall of 1942 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 1987.
To schedule your ride, contact Biplane Rides at
1-800-247-2371. For information, visit
www.BiplaneRidesOverPhiladelphia.com.


FRIDAY. APRIL 10.2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


Wine-tasting


vacations


abound in US.

ROBERT M. WEINTRAUB
For the News-Leader
T he future of American wine lies not in
California, but in the small communities off
the beaten path throughout the rest of
America. I have often written about great
wine being produced in limited quantities in out-of-the-
way places and often get reports of a superior winery
someone has stumbled upon:
The approaching vacation travel season provides us
with an opportunity to discover some of these unsung
heroes and heroines of American viniculture. With the
weak dollar making European travel expensive, and
domestic airline travel an unpredictable nuisance
(those fees for baggage, better seats, fuel surcharges,
reservations et al. are not only here to stay, but they
will increase as U.S. airlines prefer to nickel-and-dime
travelers rather than raise fares), now is a good time to
plan auto trips to see the best that America has to offer.
There are some excellent
wine festivals on the calendar '
that we can build a vacation
trip around. Here are some of
them (listed chronologically): rN R
The annual Awakening of ..
the Vines at Tiger Mountain,
Tiger, Ga., Thursday, noon to 4 p.m., features the crazy
costumed Marching Abominable Seed and Feed Band,
a bonfire of the winter prunings, a visit from Bacchus
and a picnic under the old oak trees overlooking the
vineyards. Admission limited to wine club members
and guests. Check tigerwine tasters page or call (706)
782-4777 to find out how to be included.
The Blue Ridge Food & Wine Festival at Blowing
Rock, N.C., April 18 has wine castings, seminars, cook-
ing classes, wine makers' dinner and much more!
Grand Tasting event at Chetola Resort and Fire on the
Rock Chef's Competition at the Hayes Center. .
Danville Wine Festival,-Danville, Va., "Community
Market," April 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
.* The "Celebration of the Vine" Wine Festival at the
Chesterfield Coutnty Government Complex,
Chesterfield, Va., April 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The 23rd annual Sandestin Wine Festival in the
Village of Baytowne Wharf near Destin, April 24-26, is
organized to help wine novices learn more about wines
with samples from a selection including appellations
from all major producing countries in all varieties,
styles and price ranges, Wine aficionados enjoy meet-
ing winemakers, asking detailed questions and acquir-
ing hard-to-get selections. With the purchase of any
Sandestin Wine Festival package, people are invited to
an exclusive Friday evening reception in Tupelo
Courtyard with live music under the stars,
The Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival,
Cary, N.C., April 22-26, has more than 150 wines from
some 15 wineries, live music, food and crafts.
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, Winchester,
Va., April 24 and 25, is a traditional wine-tasting event
sponsored by Virginia wineries. Local independently
owned restaurants will offer foods that compliment the
wines. Live music.
Great Grapes Wine, Arts & Food Festival, Reston,
Va., Town Center, April 25 and 26. More than 100
Virginia wines will be offered along with wine semi-
nars, gourmet cooking demonstrations.
Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend, Beaufort, N.C.,
May 2, showcases the best wines from state, national
and international wineries, as well as food from region-
al and national celebrity chefs.
Traveling to New Jersey? On May 9 and 10 the
Garden State Wine Growers Association will have tast-
ings at participating wineries across the state.
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OUTAND ABOUT


SPECIAL EVENTS

A radio controlled model
boat fun sail and exhibition
will take place 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. April 11 at Marche
Burette. All model boats are
welcome, working or not, fin-
ished or not, except gas pow-
ered. Spectators, including
supervised children, especial-
ly welcome. Call Hal Mather
at 261-6420 for details.

Savannah Grand
Assisted Living Community,
1900 Amelia Trace Qourt,
Femandina 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 Amelia Island
Museum of History's next.
3rd Friday on 3rd Street
presentation on
April 17 will fea-
ture Sandy
Price, executive
director of the
Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp
Festival. With the 46th annual
Shrimp Festival right around
the corner; Price will share
some of the history and signif-
icance of both'the shrimping.
industry and the festival that
brings thousands of visitors to
the island each year. Learn
more about our culture and
prepare to enjoy some
shrimp. The program begins
at 5:30 p:m. and admission is
free for museum members
and $5 for non-members.
' 'o* " '
The April 18 Spring Yard
Sale sponsored by the
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary will be held
from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 924 T.
J. Courson Road, which runs
between South 14th. Street
and South Eighth Street, .
Donations will be accepted at
this location April 16 and 17
from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Donation
confirmations for your income
tax return will be issued.
The auxiliary will accept
most anything from clothing
(claan and wearable. no


undergarments please) to
working appliances. Proceeds
from the sale will help fund
scholarships, the Beyond
Tuition program as well as
other projects and programs.
Call 321-3818 or contact
Stephanie Manwell at man-f
wells@tds.net for information.

On April 18 at noon, a
historical marker commem-
orating 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
the community is invited to
attend. Contact Marsha Dean
Phelts at 261-0175.

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; Amelialsland, FL
32034. Attire is southern
casual, no jeans.
Reservations are limited and
close today. For information
contact Bob-LaPlaca at 225-
0617 or boblaplaca@aol.com.
S '* *
Enjoy Amelia Cars &
Coffee April 18 from 9-11
a.m. at the Kofe Hous, 822
Sadler Road, Fernandina
Beach. Meet others on Amelia
Island with a love of wheeled
toys. For more information call
Harvey Lewis at 583-8649.

Cecil Field Airshow 2009
will be held April 18-19 from
10 a.m.-5 p.m., with amazing
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MUSIC NOTES


Surflineup
The Surf Restaurant and Bar. 3199
S. Fletcher Ave, Gary Lee from 6-10
p.m. tonight; Gary Keniston 1-5 p.m.
and Reggie Lee 8-10 p.m.-April 11;
Palmetto Catz and Gary Lee April 12;
Andy Haney April 13; Richard Stratton
April 14; DJ Roc April 15; Stevie
"Fingers" Apni 16; and Reggie Lee 6-10
p.m. April 17. Call 261-5711.
JazzTrio
The Intercoastal Wine Company
on North Second Street, Femandina
Beach, will host MPact, a jazz and
blues group from Jackspnville. on April
24 from 8-11. p.m. Cover is $5. There
will be a cash bar. For information call
321-1300.
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, ApnI 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.
Cummer concerts
, The Cumme'" Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, announces the Summer
Garden Concert Series schedule, which
runs-from May to July and showcases a
vanety of artists. Guests may bring blan-
kets, chairs, food and alcoholic bever-


more information, visit
www.cecilfield.aero/.

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
award will be given away.
Bring your car to show or the
family to help judge. All are
welcome.
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Memorial United
Methodist Church will host
its sixth annual Arts and
Crafts Show and sale on
April 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
in Maxwell Hall, behind the .
church on North Sixth Street.
Many local crafters and artists
will be showcased. .
Lunch will be available for
$6. Admission is free. ,,-
Proceeds support fhe mis-
sibn'isof the United Methodist
Women.

The Sons-of Confederate
Veterans and The Order of
The Confederate Rose will
honor four veterans and their
wives on April 18 at 11 a.m.
at the Brickyard Cemetery. A
quest is under way'to locate


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ages. Food and beverages will be avail-
able for purchase from TreeCup Cafe.
Concerts are May 5 from 7-10 p.m.;
June 7 from 3-7 p.m.; and July 4 from 6-
9 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and free
for children under three. Call (904) 899-
6012.
The schedule includes Cinco de
Mayo with Impacto Latino on May 5;
Parrothead Night with Riptide on June
7; and the St. Johns River City Band
and downtown fireworks July 4.
LeAnn Rimes
The city of Jacksonville will welcome
Grammy Award winning artist LeAnn
Rimes, accompanied by the Jackson-
ville 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 sym-
phony will begin the concert, followed by
their performance with Rimes.
Tickets are $50 for VIP able seating,
$25 for preferred seating and $15 for
lawn seating. Visit www.makeascene-
downtown.com 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 Knga
Gene Knaga plays from 8-10 p.m.
Wednesday at the Kofe Hous, 822
Sadler Road, with acoustic renditions of
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


descendants of these Nassau
County "Boys who wore the
Gray." Pictures, military
records and stories will be
important to pay proper
respect the following: Pvt.
Moses M. Barker, 1845-1911,
Co. B, 1st South'Carolina
Infantry: Pvt. Zachariah
Haddock, 1824-1900, Co. I,
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 contact Commander
Jim Lear at (904) 571-1177 or
277-9628.
The annual festival at .'
Geechee Kunda, "The
Gathering," will be held April
18 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in
Riceboro, Ga. Enjoy Gullah
Geechee and African enter-
tainment. See and hear a
Gullah Geechee folklorist, sto-
'rytellers; ring shout perform-
ers, singers, drummers,
dancers, speakers, living his-
torians an'd more. Food will be
served.
For information contact Jim
Bacote atjim@bacote.com or
(912) 884-4440 or A. J. Tourd
at'daycleanhhi @yahoo.cqm
or (912) 220-0170. Visit
www.geecheekunda.net.

TheAmelia Island
Genealogical Society will


meet April 21 at 7 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room, 1525 Lime St.
Guest speaker will be
Michael Toomey, webmas-
ter and vice president of the
Amelia Genealogy Society.
Toomey is a self-taught
genealogist who also loves
technology and has been


researching
25 years.
He will fo
books and r
participants
process of f
various web
their conten
how to print
are importar
The meeting
to the public

A- d Non-,oJfq
attend hee
of the Nass
Society Pa


acoustic rock and ballad band, every
Thursday and Friday from 6:30-9:30
p.m For more information. call 583-
7950 or 321-0303

Market music
Joey & Jeanie (singer-songwnters
Joey Daddario and Jeanie Scheffi play
at the far end of the Femandina
Farmers Market on Saturdays, 9 30-
11.30 a.m., and singer-songwriter 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.ter-
nandinafarmersmarket com.
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 (ARIASI also fund other
events and projects that support the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and
promote music appreciation in the com-
munity.
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 experience 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" Memonal Day weekend
concert.
To help continue all ARIAS' contribu-
tions to the arts in the community, con-
tact Bill Gingrich for membership infor-
mation at 277-7094 or wggin@aol.com.


been battling cancer for many
years, and wants to give her
flowers while she can yet
smell them'.
Financial donations and
gifts are accepted and appre-
ciated. For information contact
Sister Thompson at (904)
415-6611, Sister Jones at
261-8255 or Sister Ray at
277-4130.


his family for over * *
The Optimist Club of
cus on digitized Fernandina Beach is raising
maps and lead funds for its local service proj-
through the ects that help the children of
inding them on the community with its annual
sites, determining Low County Boil April 24
t and value, and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and din-
or save those that ner 5-7 p.m. at Kelley's ware-
nt to your work. house, corner of Lime and
g is free and open 10th streets.
;. The Optimist Club plans to
* * provide a takeout low country
e n arvjvy~p,tQ, boil meal for, $ .eas6isting of
veningreception shrimp, saus.age.potatoes,
sau Humane sweet onions and corn on the
rs for Paws cob.


Classic April 22 from 5:30-
7:30 p.m. at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island. Enjoy heavy
hors d'oeuvres, music, silent
auction and cash bar for $25
per person. Contact Guy
Sasanfar at 206-4092 for
more information. All pro-
ceeds benefit the Nassau
Humane Society.
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An appreciation benefit
program will be held for
Sister Mildred Oliver, lifelong
resident of the city, at 6 p.m.
April 24 at the Elm Street
Recreation Center. The com-
munity is gathering to show
some love to her,' as she has


.ART/GALLERIES

The Amelia Island
Museum of History needs the
help of local photographers
for an exhibit, "Fernandina
through Photography," that
will showcase the beauty of
the area through the lens of a
camera. The museum is
searching its archives for old
photographs of the Fernan-
dina.
The public is invited to take
photographs of the same sites
in contemporary Fernandina.
For full information visit
www.ameliamuseum.org.


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ART Continued from 1B
in or business name to be put in
-the place of the art purchased
and a form to return to the
gallery.
The prizes awarded and
the patron program help keep


the artists coming back each
year and encourages new
artists to apply.
The art portion of the
Shrimp Festival has been
voted one of the top shows in'
the U.S. Individuals and busi-
nesses may pledge support


for the artists.
Other Island Art
Association Patron programs
include the scholarship pro-
gram for high school stu-
dents, a special fund for artist
prize awards and the school
art program.


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Vintage Virginia, Bull
Run, Va., May 30 and 31, is
one of the state's oldest and
Sa O longest-running wine festi-
vals, produced by the Virginia
Wineries Association. The
P festival is held at Bull Run
Regional Park and features
te M aterial more than 50 of the most
prominent Virginia wineries,
pouring some 350 selections.
S"* Georgia Wine Country
Festival, June 6 and 7, at
Three Sisters Vineyards &
Winery in Dahlonega, Ga.
|* Celebrating eight years, this
Sis Lumpkin County's wine cel-
Sed C o t in ebration I've written about in
S the past.
Attendees will sample
a | P de s Georgia wines and enjoy .
unique musical entertainment
ercia NewsProvidersAmericana, and rock 'n' roll
musicians from the region.
S- Roanoke Valley Wine
.. ..- ,* Festival, Elmwood Park,
Roanoke, Va., June 13.
S* The 26th Anniversary
-- Maryland Wine Festival,
. . Sept. 19-20, Carroll County
Farm Museum, Westminster,
-- '* Md.
The 8th Annual Miami
International Wine Fair, to be
S* held Sept. 26 and 27 at the
Miami Beach Convention
Center, is one of the largest


wine tradeshows in America,
featuring over 85,000 square
feet of exhibit space with
nearly 500 producers show-
casing more than 1,500 wines
from 20 countries. Hundreds
of importers, distributors and
retailers participate every
year in the fair's innovative
Buyers Program that
arranges meetings between
exhibitors and potential buy-
ers.
The annual Shine to
Wine Festival, North
Wilkesboro, N.C., Oct. 3, will
have live entertainment and
art as well as wine and food.
General admission is free,
and wine tasting are $20.
The event also features the
Culinary Chef Challenge with
regional chefs competing for
the title of Best Chef, Most
Creative and People's Choice.
Tennessee Wine
Festival, Nashville, Tenn.,
(date to be announced) is an
autumn event featuring
Tennessee wines, gourmet
fare, music and an al fresco
arts and crafts show at the
Hermitage, home of
President Andrew Jackson.
Fifteen boutique Tennessee
wineries will showcase their
artisan wines.
Robert Weintraub writes
about wine monthly for the
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FRIDAY, APRIL 10,2009


To PLACE AN AD. CALL (904) 261-3696. CLASSIED DEADLINE FOR THE FRIDAY ISSUE WEDNESDAY AT 5 P.M.


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


204 Work Wanted
205 Live-in Help
206 Child Care
207 Business Opportunity
300 EDUCATION
301 Schools & Instructioo
302 Diet/Exercise
303 Moboies/Crafts
305 Tutoring
306 Lessons/Classes
400 FINANCIAL
401 Mortgage Bought/Sold
402 Stocks & Bonds


403 Financlal- Home/ Properrt
404 Money To Loan
500 FARM & ANIMAL
501 Equipment
502 Livestock & Supplies
503 Pets/Supplies
504 Services .
600 MERCHANDISE
601 Garage Sales
602 Articles for Sale
603 Miscellaneous
604 Bicycles-
605 Computers-Supplies


PhOr.t Equipm.ent & Sales
AntiQues-CollectioIes
Produce
Appliances
Air Coriatiorners/Healter-
Home Furnishings
Muscial Instruments
Television-Radio-SErer.
]Jecelrv/Watches
Building ['laterials
Storage/Warehouses
MachirerV-Tools-Equip
Auctions


619 Business Equipment
6.20 Coal-Wood-Fuel
621 GarOen/Lawn Equipment
622 Piants,,Seeds/Fertilizer
623 Swap,Trade
624 Wanted to Buy
625 Free items
700 RECREATION
701 BoaLs A Trailers
:02 Boat Suppiies, Dockage
'(P3 Sports Equipment Sales
704 Recreation Vehicles
705 Computers & Supplies


REAL ESTATE
Wanted tO Bu, or Rentr
Mobile Homes
Mobile Hoe Lot:.
Amelia island Homes
Beaches
Waterfront
Conaominimu
Off Isiand.'Yuiee
LOts
Farms & Acreage
Commercial,,Retali
Property Exchanrge


813 Investment Property
814 West Nassau County
815 Kingsland/St. Marys
816 Camden County
61" C'ther Area-_
850 RENTALS
851 R.:,ommate Wanted
852 Mlobile Homenes
83 r. -uble HC.me Lt"LO
654 Room.
855 Apart-m en[i.-Furr,,:"r.el
86, Apartmrrnts-Lirifu,-r
857 Cor,ndos-Furni.nedd


Condos-Unfurnished
Homes-Furnished
Homes-Unfurnished
Vacation Rentals
Bed & Breakfast
Office .
Commercial/Retail
Warehouse
TRANSPORTATION
Autl mniblle
Tru.-ks
Vans
r otrr.: l


102 Lost & Found
LOST AUDI KEY "switchblade'type"
(Includes remote control, black, Audi
emblem missing off back), between the
Plantation & Sadler Rd. along AIA/
Fletcher). Reward. (904)415-3256
If You Have Lost Your Pet please'
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
FOUND TOOLS along Buccaneer
Trail. Call & describe, (904)556-6343.

1 personal

MAKE MONEY AT HOME Host a
Gold Party. I do the work, & you share
the profit. We are local, licensed &
insured. Call Sea Breeze, 277-0607.

S 0o5 Public Notice

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






201 Help Wanted
MAGNA'S A- Full Body Salon seeks
part-time Nail Technician. Flexible
hours / Saturday required. Comm-
ission. Please call (904)321-0404.
magpasalon.com
Big Brothers Big Sisters
o.; U' iofiNortheast Florida -, i ,Uu
.... Nassau Colunty ... ,"'*.'
.'"SeesBigs ,in School .
MATCH SUPPORT SPECIALIST
.. Part-time, Hourly :,
Bachelor's Degree Required
Apply by Friday, April 17th
Email resume and cover letter to
efostert bbbsnefl.org
MTS has two positions open for:
Loader/Operator for shift work at the
Rayonier Mill. Must have' a valid
Driver's Lic. (o need not apply).
Benefits, medical, dental, paid vac.
.Drug,Free Workplace. Apply at 24524
Russell Rd., Fern. Bch., FL or call
(904)261-3902.


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201 Help Wanted
ARNP
Dr. Farid Ullah's Cardiology Practice Is
seeking a FT ARNP. FL ARNP lic req'd
.along w/1-2 yrs of exp. Please send
resumes to: Icook0028@iaxhealth.com
or apply online at www.iaxhealth.com.
EOE
RECEPTIONIST POSITION local
law firm is accepting applications for a
receptionist position. Duties include
filing, answering multi-lined phones,
greeting clients; ability to multitask a
must. Experience preferred. Please
fax resume to (904)261-6766.
PART-TIME ADVOCATE Flexible
Hours Including nights, weekends. EOE.
P.O. Box 16287, Fernandlna Beach, FL'
32035 or fax (904)225-9978 attn:
Lead Advocate
MERRY MAIDS
is now accepting applications for
permanent position. No nights or
weekends. Background check. Drug
free workplace. Must be 21 or older.
(904) 261-6262. Must have own
vehicle. .
WANTED PT may lead to FT, Front
desk coordinator for busy physical
therapy clinic. Must be people friendly
and able to multitask. Medical office
exDerience required. 'Great benefit pkg
for FT. Fax resume to (904)277-4177,
Nassau Physical Therapy.
LOCAL TITLE COMPANY seeking'
experienced title/closing agent/post
closer for part tjme position.
Experience working with real estate
closings in a law firm or title company
required. Flexible hours. 'Resumes
accepted by email only to
closinaacentoosition(vahoo.com
29 SOUTH looking for professional,
self-motivated employees.- Hostess
needed. Must .have flexible .hours.
Apply in person.
LOOKING FOR HUNTING CLUB
MEMBERS Nassau County 'Still
Hunting & Dog Running Club. $12.0.
Call (904)753-1017 -
CSR/LOAN q FICER $9.00/hr. FT
Mon-Sat, 8:30am-6:30pm. Background
& drug screening required. Errail
resume:, fbpayadvance@bellsouth.net
or fax to (904)261-4971.


I 204 Work Wanted I


REMODEL WORK Licensed & insured
contractor. Home repairs/mobile home'
repairs, ,demolition, work, home maint.,
decks, yard cleanup & debris removal,'
window & door replacements, &
everything in between. (904)491-4383
HOME REPAIRS Painting, roofing,
rotted wood, electrical, ceiling fans,
decks, tile, chimney repairs, gutter
cleaning and pressure washing. Call
Marc (9Q4)583-4900. Lic. & Ins.

207 Business
Opportunities

100% RECESSION PROOF Do you
earn '$800 In a day? 25 local machines
& candy '$9,995. (888)629-9968
BO02000033. Call us: We will not be
undersold! ANF
Sick & Tired of Struggling? Stay at
home, get out of debt,' get your life
back. $2000 to $4000 weekly.
Untapped market. Act now!
1(800)508-0585, fatlinak.com. ANF .
START A HOME,-BASED BUSINESS -
Great financial opportunity. Call.
(904)206-0238.




301 Schools &
Instruction

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
.-computers, criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Caly (866)858-
2121, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
high paying Aviation Maintenance Car-
eer. FAA approved program. Financial
aid if qualified Housing available. Call
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (888)
349-5387. ANF' '




503 Pets/Supplies


SECRETARIAL HELP NEEDED Must =
be familiar w/QuickBooks. Call' (904) BLUE & GOLD MACAW 3.5 years
631-1813 old. $500. Call (904)225-8634 or 629-
0260.


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.
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to' spot medical' billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
OTR DRIVERS Join% PTL. Up to
3W69 A&p & CDL-A.
Out 10e-14-das: .Nb'fiodh ,o DUI; pasb 5
yrs. (877)740-6262. www.ptl-lnc.com
ANF '
NOW HIRINGr
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No;
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
HVAC Top 5 recession' proof career.
Heating/AC. Get trained. Nationally,.
certified 3.5 wk accreditation. EPA/
OSHA certified. Local job placement
assist. Financing available. (877)994-
9904. ANF


GREAT PUPS -.free to good loving
homes. Boxer mix, Lab mix, Amer. Pit
mix, all under 1 yr. Indoor/outdoor,'
potty:trcained. Love beach. 556-9074






MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat.
4/11, .am-3p.m. 95Q0.96.Big Oak Ave.
Love seat, Easter baskets, 'books,
movies, 'toys, husky boy clothes, men
& women's clothes, shoes, wigs, lots of
other good stuff.


601 Garage Sales


GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/11, 8am-
12pm. 2128 Whitfield Dr. off Will Hard-
ee. Complete plate 'set for 8, kitchen
items, toys, boys clothes, porcelain
dolls, toddler bike, books, many house-
hold items + a cookie/lemonade stand.
2-FAMILY YARD/GARAGE SALE -
Antiques, bird cages, & lots more.
Freeman Rd,. n Yulee. Fri. 4/10 & Sat.
4/11, 9am-?
2004, HIGHLAND DR. Massage
table,'furniture, DVDs, CDs, motorcycle
jackets/helmets. Sat. & Sun., 9am-
5pm.
MULTI-FAMILY/CUL-DE-SAC GAR-
AGE SALE Don't miss out. Timber
Creek subdivision, 75330 Ravenwood
, Dr, Yulee. Sat. 4/11, 7am-12pm.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALES -
Crews Creek Ave., Yulee (go north onr
Blackrock to Crews Creek). Sat, 4/11,
9-11am.
SAT. 4/11 8am-12pm. 2997A 1st
Ave..Furniture, ahtiques, office equip.,
&TV. '
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE -
Everything' must go! Home 'deco,
Christmas decorations, PM collectibles,
kitchen Items, exercise equipment,
clothes, & much more! Sat. 4/11, 8am-c
12pm. 1750 Bonnieview Rd., FB.
YARD SALE Lots of clothing & stuff.
A itlre t.ii[ :.f everything. Sat. 4/11,
aar3n-.:.rr, 864 Nottingham Dr.,
r.ettreen Ameia Rd. & 14th St.
BIG YARD SALE What-ndts, tools,
furn, and, much, much more.
Nassauville to Marc Anthony, follow
sighs. Fri. 4/10 .and Sat 4/11, 8am,-
1pm. Rain cancels.

1602 Articles for Sale

BOOKCASES, CURIO CABINET,
hutch, mirror, sofa table, piano, 22"
Tahoe rims. Call (904)261-5345 or
(904)753-3136.

3-DRAWER CHEST w/mirror, $25. (2)
Wooden. bar stools, $10. Computer
desk & chair, $35. Living room chair,
mauve cushion, $25.' Call 753-0132.
LARGE OFFICE CLOSING Desks,
printers, bookcases, tables, chairs,
office supplies, other misc items.
Everything goes. 753-0028


1 609 Appliances I

Can't Afford a Washer & Dryer? -
Yes you can! New brand name washers
& dryers Free! Quanitltes are limited.
Log on now for details:
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610 Air Conditioners
/Heating I

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

611 Home Furnishings]
FURNITURE FOR SALE Bistro set,
recliner, Henredon love seat. Excellent
condition. (904)206-0238 .

1615 Building Materials
METAL ROOFING -' .,,-,,
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in stock, w/all accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf
Coast SuppFy & Mgf. (888)393-0335.
www.GulfCoastSup lv.com. ANF

616 Storage/Warehouses
Building Sale "Unprecedented Low
Prices". Reduced deposits. Ltd invent-
ory. 26x40 $6844. 30x50 $7844.
35x60 $12,995. 40x60 $15,995. 60x
100 $37,400. Others. (800)668-5422.
Manufacturer direct since 1980. ANF

618 Auctions

FORECLOSED HOME AUCTION -
FLORIDA STATEWIDE auction starts
April18. 18. 1000 homes MUST BE SOLD!
REDC I Free brochure (80,0)756-2155,
USHomeAuction.com. ANF,

621 Garden/
Lawn Equipment

LAWN MOWER Needs a little TLC,
but runs fine. (904)703-4265


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603 Miscellaneous .

Donate Your Vehicle Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Fbundation. Free mammograms, breast,
cancer info www.ubcfinfo. Free towing,
tax deductible, non-runners accepted.
(888)468-5964. ANF r
ONLINE PHARMACY Buy Soma, Ul-
tram, Fioricet, Pozak,'Bupar: $71"f'99/
90, $107/180 QJantities, price Includes
prescription. Over 200 meds.$25 coup-
on. Mention .Offer 91A31. (888)389-
0461, tri-druostore.com. ANF


$600/WK. POTENTIAL$$$ helping MAGNA'S A Full Body Salon seeks
the government PT. No exp. No selling. part-time Aestetician. Facial and body
Call (888)213-5225. Ad Code: M. ANF waxing required. Commission. Please
_____________ call (904)321-0404. magnasalon.com


NASSAU HUMANE SOCIETY is
accepting resumes for P/T vet tech.
Must be able to work weekends. Apply
in person at, Nassau Humane Society
Dog Park on Airport Road.
FULLER BRUSH CO. 'Direct Sales
Reps. needed to start 'home .based
business servicing customers in your
area. PT/FT. Limited time. No inves-
tment,. (229)392-9294 or-zane@fuller
Sbrushdirect.net. ANF
LOCAL INSURANCE AGENCY accept-
ing resumes for Personal or Commer-
. cial Lines licensed CSR or Agent. Fax
resume to 432-1122 or can be mailed
to cmccabeaameliainsurance.com L
HOUSEKEEPER: Greyfield Inn -
Cumberland Island. 'In residence
position, dining experience required.
$24,500 per annum. Apply 6 North 2nd
Street, Suite 300, Femandina Beach or
call 261-6408 for application.
AMELIA ISLAND'S newest fine,
jewelry store, Scott & Sons, Is seeking
experienced sales assoc. Please submit
resume to: sgroom@scottandsons.com


BBVA COMPASS Is currently hiring a
PT Teller for our Amelia Island Banking
Center. 32 hr/wk Must be able to
work every other Saturday 8:30 -
.12:30. HS diploma or equivalent. Great
customer service, 6 months prior cash-
handling exp., and strong computer
skills. Apply at www.compassbank.
corn/careers bank.com/careers> / Fax: (904)564-
8707. EOE/Drug-Free workplace.

204 Work Wanted

TRACTOR WORK AND/OR RENTAL -
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(904)491-4383
SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN -
Small jobs welcomed. (904)27,7-4777
SUN LAWN CARE
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plant, etc.
548-8470
WE BIW JUNK CARS & HEAVY
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FRIDAY, APRIL 10.2009 News-Leader CLASSIFIED 5B


856 Apartments
Unfurnished
2BR/1BA APT. living room, dining
room, kitchen, W/D hookup, $650/mo.
1BR/1BA SMALL APT. small
kitchen, $500/mo. Call (904)753-0718.
2BR/1.5BA OCEANVIEW TOWN-
HOUSE 2 porches, CH&A, dishwash-
er, W/D hookup, ceiling fans. No smok-
ing. Svc animals only. 1 yr lease + de-
posit. $875/mo. Water & garbage p/u
included. 737 N. Fletcher. 261-4127
BEACHSIDE APT 2/1, $750 mo dep
$700. 2/1, $800 mo dep $750. So.
Fletcher Ave. Call (904)401-0732.


2BR MOBILE HOME on 1 acre land, 1BR/1BA Historic home close to
2R MOBILE HOtME onn 1 an downtown, back unit, wood floors, high
with pond. Great fishing. $625/mo. ceilings. $750/mo. + deposit. (904)
(904)491-8768 753-3629


3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE on
Amanda Ct., in Lofton Creek.
$750/mo. Call (904)626-9637.
CALLAHAN AREA Middle Rd.
3BR/2BA DWMH, extra clean, private
property. No smoking. $750/mo. +
$700 deposit. (904)879-1022
4BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE on 1 acre.
No smoking. Service pets only. $900/
mo. + $900 deposit. Call (904)491-
0112, Kate.
3BR/2BA MODULAR HOME with
above ground. pool on 1/2 acre.
$950/mo. + $950 deposit. Chester Rd.,
Yulee. (904) 504-4888

855 Apartments
Furnished

NORTH END 2BR/1.5BA, 2 level.
Washer & dryer, pool & tennis court.
Furnished or unfurnished, $900/mo. +
deposit. (908)862-316'1
1BR/1BA/Dining-Kitchen Elect.,
water, garbage, washer/dryer, cable TV,
carport. In Nassauville. '6 mo. lease.
$500/mo. + $300 dep. (904) 277-3819
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.

856 Apartments
Unfurnished

OCEAN VIEW 2433B S. Fletcher.
Upstairs, 3BR/1BA, CH&A. Public beach
access, large deck, 1 yr lease.
$925/mo. + utilities. (904)753-0807.
SMALL 1BR at the beach. No
smoking. Service animals only. Utilities
Included. References, deposit required.
$650/mo. (904)335-1665
1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS for
rent starting at $595. 2 & 3 BED-
ROOM CONDOS for rent starting at
$675. Call (904)261-0791 or visit our
site at www.atcdevelooment.com.


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Apartments
BestAddress in Fernandina-eaqh

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

FREE RENT
Call for Details .
' (904)277-2500 /


857 Condos-Furnished
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION 1BR
FULLY FURNISHED CONDO Utilities
included. $1175/mo. Call Terri at (904)
261-4743. '
MARINERS WALK 3BR/2BA, furn-
ished, $1660/mo. SUMMER BEACH
PRESERVE HOME 3BR/3BA, unfurn-
ished, $1200/mo. 6 month lease &
more. AMELIA RENTALS, 261-9129.
2BR/2BA FURNISHED All appl. incl.
W/D. Water, sewer & trash incl.
$1200/mo. Mariners Walk, south end of
island. 6 mo lease. (814)937-2565
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA CONDO -
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.
1BR/1BA $750/mo. (904)284-5875
or cell (904)234-7449

858 Condos-Unfurnished
3BR/2BA FOREST RIDGE -
Community pool & tennis. $990/mo.
(904)261-0920 or 753-0807.
AIP CLUB VILLA 2BR/2.5BA newly
remodeled, granite kitchen/bathrooms,
wood.floors, stainless steel appliance.
$1500/mo. Rent negotiable, for right
tenant. 753-4267


852 Mobile Homes
CLOSE TO THE BEACH Quiet, well
kept mobile home park on First Coast
Hwy. Rentals available 2BR/1BA -
stationary camper RV lots. Sandpiper
Court (904)261-6957.
UNFURNISHED OR FURNISHED 2 to
3BR Beautiful new decor. $500-
$800/mo. Includes water, lawn, poss.
RTO. (904)315-1757 or 613-8401
BLACKROCK AREA 2BR/1BA in
small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lpwn service provid-
ed. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-6486


Countryside Apartments

1&2 Bedroom Units

Rent starting at $630-$750
HUD Vouchers Accepted
I Mon & Wed 8am 5pm, Fri 1pm 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103


M s o o r

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la lrs hClc (.i% Pe-atures:
* 2 and 3 bedrooms
* Prices from $6-"5
* Located on the marsh
* Siimming po,)lI


i and 2 bedrooms
Prices from $595
Single story design
Vaulted ceilings avail.
* AMa ?.i Ou r C!


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

C 4U A.!(904) 261-0791
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858 Condos-Unfurnished
3BR/2BA Palms at Amelia. Pool, spa,
gated. Central island. $950/mo.
(904)261-6597
3BR/2BA BEACH CONDO All new.
$999/mo. Annual unfurnished rental.
(904)415-1313
2BR/2BA DELUXE in Amelia Lakes.
Upstairs. Available April 1st. $850/mo.
Call (321)231-3888.
LOUNGE BY THE POOL Close to
beach! 2BR/2BA. Many extras. $900/
mo. + deposit. Call 415-0322.
FOREST RIDGE 2BR/2BA, all
appliances including washer and dryer,
pool and tennis. $975/mo. + deposit.
Call (904)759-1105.
1BR/1BA Amelia Lakes beautiful
end-unit. W/D, wood firs, ,upgraded
fixtures. $700/mo. Incl water. Call
Carol, (904)261-3077.
2BR/2BA in Amelia Lakes. Ground
floor, corner, lake front. $950/mo. Call
(904)612-1137.
CONDO FOR RENT or RTO 3BR/
2BA, corner ground floor. Small
complex, amenities, gated, pool, central
island location near medical facilities.
Ph. (904)556-6853, 335-0335
LUXURY CONDO 3BR/2BA. Vaulted
ceilings. New SS appliances, flooring &
paint. Gated. Spa. Pool. Move-in spec-
ial, RTO. $1000/mo. (904)251-9525
THE PALMS AT AMELIA 2BR/2BA
starting at $850. Call (904)277-1983
about move-in-special.
925 TARPON AVE. Unit 11 North
Pointe. 2BR/2.5BA. Call (904)571-
8650.
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 @
(904)708-3694.

859 Homes-Furnished
EXECUTIVE HOME 3BR/3BA. Near
ocean. 2200 sf. Screened porch. Golf
cart. 6 mo. lease. $2495/mo. +
deposit. (770)833-4255.


4BR/1.SBA block home on
island, North 14th, needs TLC.
$159,000 MLS#47266


Dorothy Trent
Realtor"


1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL

Sales (904)277-9700
Property Management
(904)277-0907


Angel VanZant
Realtor'


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Split plan has inside laundry. ed in neighborhood. 2501 sq ft. home has all the extras today 50 feet of ocean frontage and is
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Great 3rd floor location for this Beautiful4/2homeacrossfrom the Beautiful spacious lakefront Lots of living space In this 5/2
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direct view down First Avenue to wood floors, transom windows, gas kitchen w/granite & stainless located. lenced yard. all appli-
the ocean. Garage and pool. fireplace. bonus room. tiled lanal, appliances, gas fireplace. 3-car ances. Home Warranty. Less than
REDUCED $75.000 lots of extras, Reduced $30,000. garage. REDUCED $250,0001 $105 per square loot. .
#46469 $425,000 #48663 $669.000 #47085 $349.900 #47879 $149.900

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96679 ARRIGO BLVD. Convenient
off island location in Beachway,
3BR/2BA, refrig., dishwasher, 2-car
garage, A/C. Reduced, only $1150/mo.
Please drive by & call (904)261-0604.
CHARMING HOME 1/2 blk to Atlant-
ic. 2BR, washer/dryer hookups. $800/1
mo. Svc animals only! Call The Realty
Source, Inc. Lv msg (904)261-5130.

2200 SQ. FT. on 18th Street hill.
4BR/2.5BA, new kitchen, hardwood
floors, fireplace, huge yard & garage.
$1350/mo. Call (904)635-2612.
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
716 S. 12TH ST. JBR/2BA, recently
renovated. Washer, fenced yard, quiet
neighborhood. FirSt, last, & deposit.
References. $895/mo. (904)261-5630


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i quite cl-dle-sac. Brmnd new carpet and bright. Irrigation & sccutity large pool, wokiout facilities and gated
and lots of upgrades ,. c.ar c. .. n syatemw. ltew care. Off Isinid, community) Stanting at $800.00/mno io
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$1,895naS
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IMeng. Builtinxooklsehts in family. On Island. 51,895mao
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living and dining. On island $1,4110/itlo
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fisher & dryer, irrigation system. Off Island. $1,200/mo
tri', l.',, ibltBA 1,650 lIt. home with covered lanai. Off

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home. 'lvocar garage. Lawn care. Off Island. $1150/nmo


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SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND
* 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
* 95069 Reserve Court 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. Rearyard 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/1.5BA Beautiful landscaping, enclosed
courtyard, and located walking distance to historic downtown.
$1175
* 4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Side South) 3BR/2BA Located in pres-
tigious golf side south where amenities include u 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 cpl-de-sac.
$1850
* 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
SINGLE FAMILY OFF ISLAND
* 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
CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
* IN 4th Street Apt. C 1BR/1BA Located in historic district. $600


CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS(cont.) IK
* 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 318R/4BA. This is a beautiful town home
located in a gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal 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 ini this up-stairs unit with elevator in
garage. $1450
* 1854 Carnation (Amelia Park) 3BR/2.5BA Beautiful maintained
home located'across from neighborhood park. Wood floors through-
out lower level of home with carpet upstairs. Includes courtyard for
relaxing evenings. $1295
2850 South Fletcher 3BR/IBA beautiful ocean views. $1295
* 2418 N. First Ave. 2BR/1.5BA spend the summer evenings enjoy-
ing the d'ean views from the upper deck of this great townhome.
Located only one block from the ocean. Rent includes lawn care and
pest control. $925
2443B First Ave. 3BR/2BA townhome with fireplace in family
room. Home is only one block from the ocean. $900

FURNISHED ON ISLAND
3200 South Fletcher C-2 (Ocean Dunes) 2BR/BA enjoy the
warm evenings on the covered deck looking at the beautiful ocean, or
spend cool evenings relaxing by the fireplace. Condo located in gated
community with swimming pool. Rent includes water, sewer, trash,
lait andl pool care. $1400
2734 South Fletcher 5BR/2BA looking for wonderful get away
for the winter then aome take a look at this wonderful home on the
ocean with 2 bedrooms upstairs and 3 bedrooms downstairs. Wood
floors, modern bathrooms, casual furnishings, and windows every-
whereThe upper level deck has stairs that take you right to the beach.
Home is completely, furnished and ready for your enjoyment. $2250
401-B Mizell 3BR/2BA Fully furnished. All appliances and cook-
ware. Three bedrooms full of furniture. $1100
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.
$4000


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860 Homes-Unfurnished I
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.
4BR/3BA 2800 sf split plan in Ocean
Oaks with pool. Available now with 12
month lease, longer term considered.
Includes pool & lawn service. $1825/
mo. (904)556-2929
LUXURY VICTORIAN RENTAL HOME
- Downtown, w/pool. Live/work. Amaz-
ingl $3500/mo. www.eppeshouse.com
(917)628-8515
PAGE HILL All brick home, 3BR/2BA,
large lot, water softener, washer/dryer.
$1095. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
(904)277-0006
2BR/2BA with extra room. Pirates
Wood subdivision. Fenced in yard. Pool
access. $1200/mo. Security deposit
required. (904)335-0116
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.


cOTrAGE IN YULEE 2BR/1BA,
ON ISLAND Clinch Dr. 3BR/2BA, refurbished, CH&A, storage shed.
fenced yard. $1200/mo. + $1200 sec. $695/ mo., 1st & last + $600 dep. Call
dep. Available now. 261-3350 (904) 465-0511.


4BR/2BA Foreclosure! $12,500.
Only $217/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 3BR $199/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF

SPACIOUS 2BR PATIO HOME with
screened porch in Ocean Ridge near
beach. $975/mo. Heritage Realty,
261-0100. -
ON ISLAND Quiet, safe, established
neighborhood, 2057 Highland Dr. 3BR/
2BA, large fenced yard w/deck. $1150/
mo. Pets with dep. (904)206-3380
MEADOWWOOD SUBD 3/2 House
w/garge. Pond, FP, W/D, Dishw and
more. 86406.Meadowwood Dr. $1000
mo dep $800 call. (904)401-0732
2BR/1BA House carport, on island,
$800/mo. Small Trailer acre + lot,
Nassauvllle, $600/mo. (904)753-0165.
Negotiable
HUD HOMES 4BR/2BA $217/mo.
3BR foreclosure $199/mo. Stop
renting. 5% dwn, 15 yrs @ 8% apr., For
listings (800)366-9783 x5669. ANF


1860 Homes-Unfurnished I

EGANS BLUFF 3BR/2BA, 2200sf,
fenced yard, pet friendly, fresh paint,
near beach. Lawn care included.
$1475/mo. (904)415-0105
3BR/2BA NEW HOME for rent.
$1300/mo. + $1300 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
ON THE WATER Great views.
3BR/2BA. 1600 sq. ft., screened porch,
2nd floor balcony, deck. $1050/mo
(904)491-0519 or 945-2139
SPACIOUS 4BR/3BA $879/mo.
Pool, lawn maint., W/D optional, all
appliances. Call Tammy (904)277-
2500.
CHARMING COTTAGE near down-
town. 2BR/1BA with laundry room,
CH&A, 2 decks. Go look! 506 Dade St.
$750/mo. 261-6846
RENT OR LEASE 5BR/2BA beautiful
home. Remodeled & ready for move
ASAP. Fenced backyard. Pets OK.
$1100/mo. Won't last. (954)856-1424
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.


ON ISLAND 4BR/2.5BA south end 8 Vacatin ntal
(904)206-3380 I. ... ..


3BR/2BA IN BEAUTIFUL Lakewood
subdivision. 1 year lease. Service
animals only. Call (904)753-4559.
NORTH HAMPTON HOME 3BR/2BA.
$1450/mo. Call Robin (912)270-3239.
3BR/2BA 1500' secluded Highland
Hills. Large fenced yard, fireplace.
$1100/mo. Available 4/2/09. Call (904)
753-0256 or (904)509-6060.
ALMOST NEW 3BR/2BA. Yulee,
Heron Isles. Month to month. $795/
mb, (916)622-3754
LARGE BRICK 3-4BR/2.5BA. in Glen
Laural subdivision. This home has
many upgrades on an acre cornorner lot.
Available for rent or purchase. Rent
$1,450/mo. + deposit. 904-210-7495
THE PRESERVE AT SUMMER BEACH
- 3BR/2BA custom home, 2-car garage.
$1400/mo. AMELIA RENTALS (904)
261-9129.


3BR/2BA Great location, $995/ mo. CLEAN 3BR near parks & beach.
+ deposit. Call (904)707-3155, Just painted. Large fenced yard.
(904)261-0728 or (904)583-1946. $850/mo. Heritage Realty, 261-0100.

CURTISS H. CURTISS H.

LASSERRE LASSERRE
Real Estate, Inc. Real Estate. Inc.


1300 sq. ft. office space in Historic
district. $1,200/mo..+ tax & util. 23 S.
10th Street. 1/2 block off
Centre/Atlantic.
* 1539 S..8th St. I room office &,bath,
private ent. $300/mo. + tax.
*Office/Retail -212 S. 8th St. Flexible
space, close to Centre St.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric ,in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA. Great for show
room or office space $1350/mo + tax
+utilities. .
* Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg* 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll
up doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
util
*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 $I,685.mo
includes all other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
lease.
*Approx 1,650 s.f. +/- at 13 N. 3rd St.,"
just off of Centre St. Lots of parking in
area and good walking traffic.
$3,100/mo. + until & tax. 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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LONG TERM
*1023 Isle Palm Ln 3BR/2BA with
pool, very nice. $1,250/mo. + util.
*514 S. 14th St. 3BR/I BA $875/mo. +
until. security deposit $1,200. Avail.
4/1/09
*3BR/IBA home in the Historic
District. 23 S. 10th St. $1,100/mo. +
util.
*3BR/3BA Amelia Park 2,358 sq. ft.,
includes yard & pool maint.
$1,550/mo.
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo. +
util.
* 2BR/2BA Colony Condo unfurn.,w/ 2
car garage, pool & tennis included.
$950/mo. + until. :
*2BR/IBA Mobile Home on Bailey
Road $700/mo :+ until.
*2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck Oceanview $1,000/mo.
+ until.
* AR/2.58A ,at,Amelia, Woods, short~
distance-to beach, pool, tennis.Will.do
lease purchase $1,150/mo. + util.
*2BR/IBA Oceanfront Gar. Apt., 2822'
S. Fletcher $ 1, 150/mo. + until
I 1521 Franklin St. 3/2, very nice.
$1,200/mo. incl. yard maint.
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. 2BR/IBA
$850/mo.'plus utilities.
*730 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA, $850/mo
+util, $1,200 security deposit

VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information
l Iof -I. E .o .


OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
Summer Beach Village 3BR/2BA,
furn., pool, 5 mins to beach. $700/wk.
(exc). $2100/mo. Shrimp Fest $600 (F-
Sun incl utils). 261-6204, 206-0035

S863 Office

TURNKEY CLASS A OFFICE SPACE -
in Gateway To Amelia complex avail-
able for professional service firm on an
office sharing basis. If interested con-
tact Sue Armstrong at (904)277-2788.
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.
MULTIPLE OFFICE SPACES AVAIL-
ABLE 100 to 1000+ sq ft. Locations
near AIP on Amelia Island /and AlA &
US17 in Yulee. Perfect for Small
Businesses and Profe'ssionals. Call
Chaplin Williams Rentals 261-0604 or
visit ChaplinWilliamsRentals.com
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.
DOWNTOWN "CHANDLERY BUILD-
ING" Small offices available. Call
Manager, (770)444-9800.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE Down-
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597
Office Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. .Call Mack
(904)583-0058.

1864 Commercial/RetailI

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
(904)261-2770.
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on AlA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
(904)261-4066.




901 Automobiles


2005 TRAIL BLAZER XLT 81,000
miles.- Good condition. $9,500., Call
(904)225-8846.u ....... .. .. ...
EVERYTHING GOES Autos, PU's,
Vans, Jeeps, Geo Tracker, mini-van,
S/W. $200-$2900. Cash/make pymts/
finance. For details, 261-5034.
2004 LEXUS RX330 Good condition,
silver, 85,000 miles. Edmonds appraisal
$17,000. Priced for quick sale at
$15,500. Car located in Fndna Bch.
Serious buyers call (706)817-0870.
'95 HONDA CIVIC $600! '95 Toyota
Camnry $550. '97 VW Jefta $600.
Police impounds for sale. Hondas,
Chevys, Jeeps. For listings (800)366-
9813 ext 9499. ANF
98 OLDS AURORA luxury car. All
pwr. 110K on SYNTHETIC OIL. VG
cond. $2995. (904)277-3812, Iv msg.
2007 CHEVROLET HHR LT Loaded.
Includes moon roof & premium souhd
system. Private owner. 25K miles.
$13,750. (904)261-5374
Police Impounds '95 Honda Civic
$600. '95 Toyota Camry $550. '97 VW
Jetta $550. For listings call (800)366-
9813 ext'9275. ANF
1963 FORD FALCON FUTURE -
Convertible. $7,000/OBO.- (904)401-
0732



For Rent

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

Call John Stack
904-556-4491


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3955 Amelia Island Pkwy Amelia Island, FL
Real Estate (904) 261-3900 (800) 940-3955

AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION









DEEP WATER ON AIP
50 Marsh Creek Offered at $1550,000 Virtual Tour
A rare opportunity on Amelia Plantation. Lovely home built with privacy in mind on the marsh
with a dock. Featured in the Home Garden Tour. Large deck the length of the house. Light oak wood
floors and high ceilings in great room to let in the view

FINE EXECUTIVE A .

LIVING ON THE MARSH .
S 98 Sea Marsh Offered at 52.495.000 Virtual Tour
Serene Marshfront & Intracoastal views in this well
appointed home boasting 5,177 square feet. Luxury features:
mahogany floors, gourmet kitchen. red/white wine cooler
warming oven, large master suite, spa-like master bath,
stereo system. generator and 15'x15 screened gazebo.

BEST DEALON AlP Patio lot. #101 on Belted Kingfisher $280.000
Lot 25 Hickory Lane in AlP $350.000
'OWN E ,FING VAI -


1 Bedroom Special


$475. /mo. Limited Time

W/D Connections
Large Closets
Pirvate Pations
Sparkling Pool
Tennis Courts
-* Exercise Room
S7 Close to Shopping
S* Twenty Minutes to,
Jacksonville & Fernandina
City Apartments with Country Charm

S (904) 845-2922
astwoos 37149 Cody Circle
Eastwoo akS Hilliard, Florida
APARTMENTS Mon. -Fri 8:30-5:30
Sat./Sun by Appt.


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