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U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO/BARBARA BURNETT
Ralph L. Turner, a Tuskegee Airman, poses with his wife, Dr. Mary Crumlin-Turner, a Fernandina
native, at Peterson Air Force Base in Massachusetts, above. First Lt. Ralph L. Turner, below, poses
with an unnamed crew chief and his P-51 Mustang in Ramitelli, Italy, circa 1945. Now retired,
Turner is credited with 53 combat missions over the European continent.
T he Tuskegee Airmen were a celebrated
group of about 1,000 African-American fight-
er pilots who flew more than 15,000 combat
missions during World War II with a near-
perfect record of not losing bombers.
Ret. Major Ralph L. Turner, one of those legendary
airmen, was recently in Fernandina Beach for a visit.
Turner has ties to the area through his wife, Mary,
who grew up here and is also close friends with Willie
Mae Ashley, a former teacher at Peck High School.
Turner, 85, originally from Los Angeles, began serv-
ing in 1943 and became part of the squadron of fighter
pilots who flew in the Army Air Corps in World War II.
Stationed in Ramitelli, Italy, Turner flew 53 missions
over Germany. The pilots also had a "rest camp" in
Naples, he says, where they went after every 10 to 12
"I stayed in Italy for about a year," he says. He was
waiting in Ramitelli for orders to go to the Pacific when
the atom bomb ended the war.
"I didn't mind being a pilot," says Turner. "You start
out in the morning clean-shaven, come back and have .
dinner at night.... I didn't enjoy it, but it wasn't that. , . "
AIRMAN Continued on 4A SUBMITTED
City favors parking over
bicycles on Atlantic Ave.
Fernandina Beach Commission-
ers agreed Tuesday that parking
spaces should not be removed along
Atlantic Avenue for a proposed island
Instead, the street should be des-
ignated a "shared-road segment" of
the trail for both bicycles and cars,
commissioners told representatives of
the Florida Department of Transpor-
tation and Amelia Island Trail team.
Mayor Susan Steger said the con-
sensus to keep parking on Atlantic
Avenue "in no way reflects that the
trail system doesn't need our sup-
port," but she said at least one house
on Atlantic would have "serious prob-
lems" if there was no parking on the
The Amelia Island Trail is being
created to provide pedestrian-friend-
ly modes of transportation on the
island. Phase I of the project uses
existing roads and sidewalks, trails,
At least one residence on
AtlanticAvenue would have
"serious problems" ifa bicycle path
eliminated street parking.
MAYOR SUSAN STEGI
the Fort Clinch State Park trail sys-
tem and a ferry service to provide
48.6 miles of paths in 2010-11.
Planners have designated $2.5 mil-
lion in federal funding to provide at
least five miles of off-road trails and
other improvements in 2014 to link
the trail from the south end of the
island to the city marina downtown.
It would course along South
Fletcher Avenue, requiring the
removal of some mailboxes on that
street, and continue east along
Atlantic Avenue to downtown.
Although commissioners adopt-
ed a resolution in May supporting
the Amelia Island Trail, they back-
tracked when asked by FDOTto clar-
ify their approval for Atlantic Avenue.
Commissioner Jeffery Bunch said
Tuesday that many people living on
Atlantic Avenue were opposed to the
removal of parking, and added that he
"was not for that piece of the puzzle."
Vice Mayor Eric Childers con-
curred that he would not support that
part of the planned bike path either.
Commissioner Ken Walker said
that he rarely saw cars parked on
Atlantic Avenue and that a dedicated
bike path would be a good use for
the road - but he still wanted it for
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- wants res
Nassau County Sheriff Tommy
Seagraves told city commissioners
Tuesday that "rumors" that he desires
to take over the city police department
But Seagraves also made it clear
that while he is "not God," he is the
sheriff - the top law enforcement offi-
cer in the county, including
And he criticized local police for
failing to enforce the law in the city,
including open drug sales.
City Manager Michael Czymbor
said at the end of Tuesday's commis-
sion meeting that he appreciated the
sheriff's visit but was "troubled" by
some of Seagraves' contentions "that
may not be totally accurate."
He said he and Police Chief Jim
Hurley would meet with the sheriff to
discuss any problems between the two
In a presentation
titled "Bridging Law
Between County and
City," Seagraves said
his department was
"making no attempt
and had no desire"
to take over the city
headed by Hurley.
"The only way (to take over) is of
course by your vote, or to turn it over
to the people" for them to decide,
Seagraves told city commissioners.
The sheriff said he was "trying to
bridge and build on communications"
between the two law enforcement
agencies to end what he called a
But, he reminded, he is the "con-
SHERIFF Continued on 3A
The Nassau County Commission
has formed a committee to investigate
options for building new offices for
the sheriff's department.
The decision came at Wednesday's
commission meeting after Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves decried the condi-
tions at the department's current head-
quarters, a complex largely made up
of aging trailers.
Seagraves gave a Powerpoint pres-
entation on the condition of the trailers
during the meeting. However, no
copies of the presentation were pro-
vided to the commission, according
to Angela Spears, the sheriff's public
information officer. A News-Leader
request for a copy of the presentation
was also denied because of security
The construction of new offices for
the sheriff has been planned for sev-
eral years, but keeps getting delayed
BUILDING Continued on 3A
dream comes true
HEATHER A. PERRY
On Saturday, on a beach in
Fernandina, two special people
renewed their wedding vows.
Stephanie Cone and Jerry Vanwey
met as competitors in the Special
Olympics. Their friendship blossomed
at Nassau Challengers Bowling and
soon the couple was inseparable.
On Oct. 5, 2006, they were mar-
ried quietly with one witness in St.
Married life has held its share of
challenges but with the help of friends,
family and compassionate caseworkers
at Henderson Haven, Stephanie and
Jerry have been able to make a life for
'They both struggle daily with dis-
abilities that they work hard to over-
come so they can be more independ-
ent. They just want to be seen as a
regular married couple," said Sherri
Henderson of Henderson Haven, Inc.,
an Orange Park firm that assists devel-
opmentally disabled individuals.
"We work helping them daily with
independent living skills such as budg-
eting, menu planning and things like
Over the years the couple has
shared some setbacks, including a
near-fatal accident for Jerry in 2008.
When things settled down,
Stephanie sometimes daydreamed
about the big wedding she'd missed
out on. Little did she know that her
mother, Debbie Cone, with the help of Stephanie Cone and.
Vanwey renew their v
WEDDING Continued on 3A vows.
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FRIDAY, August 21, 2009 NEWS News-Leader
tightening municipal election
procedures, especially relat-
ing to absentee balloting.
August 22, 1984
10 YEARS AGO
The county public works
department issued a final
certificate of concurrency
with conditions to Wal-Mart
for its planned supercenter
on Amelia Island.
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Breastfeeding best for babies
Nurse Rhonda Reed offers advice to new mom Lissa
Caswell of Blackshear, Ga. Son Reece was born at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau on July 16.
50 YEARS AGO
Richard Dickson of
Atlanta, Ga., assumed his
duties as youth director and
minister of music at Memo-
rial Methodist Church.
August 20, 1959
25 YEARS AGO
The city commission
requested an ordinance
can lead to
Most women today are
aware that breastfeeding is
nutritionally better for their
babies, helps develop a closer
bond with the infant and saves
money. But for convenience
sake, mothers often choose bot-
tle-feeding, says nurse Rhonda
Reed, certified lactation con-
sultant at Baptist Medical
"What new moms may not
think about is that in addition to
these benefits, breastfeeding
can be a tremendous asset dur-
ing a storm or emergency," she
adds. "It can even save lives."
According to the Interna-
tional Lactation Consultant
Association, of which Reed is a
member, infants and children
are the most vulnerable during
emergencies - the younger the
child, the higher the risk. In
emergency situations, infant for-
mula and adequate refrigera-
tion to keep it safe may be in
short supply. Clean water may
not be available to mix with
powdered formula, or to wash
bottles and utensils used for
feeding. Unsanitary conditions
Betty Lou Burger
Betty Lou Burger (Haire),
71, passed away August 14,
2009 in Jacksonville, FL.
She was born October
21,1937 in Punxsutawney, PA.
Mrs. Burger was involved with
various data processing man-
tions at the
al Bank, War-
tion to E ren, PA. She
worked as to assistant
HumStudent Financial Aide at
Resources Manager until them
bank's merger with Marine
Bank of Erie, PA. After reloca-
tion to Erie, Mrs. Burger was
active as volunteer for Hamot
Hospital, and St Vincents
Hospital in Erie. She also
worked as assistant manager of
Student Financial Aide at
Gannon University until mov-
ing to Southern California
where she assisted her hus-
band, Edward W Burger, in for-
mation of Nanonics Corpor-
ation. Until retirement, she was
employed by Broadway
Corporation Human Resource
Management, South Coast
Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA.
Mrs. Burger battled con-
genital scoliosis problems
throughout her life. She was a
member of the First Presbyter-
ian Church in Fernandina
Mrs Burger is survived by
her husband, Edward W
Burger, Fernandina Beach, FL.,
her son Michael Ishman
(Debbie) of Warren PA., daugh-
ter, Lori Lambson (Donald)
Vidalia, GA., two granddaugh-
ters, Miley Lambson and Sagan
Lambson, Vidalia, GA. Mrs.
Burger is survived by brothers
William Haire (Leah)
Clearwater, FL, and John Haire
(Carole) Punxsutawney, PA.
A memorial service will be
held at the First Presbyterian
Church, Fernandina Beach FL.
at 10:00 AM Saturday, Septem-
ber 12, 2009. In lieu of flowers,
make donations in Betty's honor
to The Shriners Hospital for
Children, 1645 West 8th Street,
Erie, PA 16505, (814) 875-8700.
Burial will be in the Circle Hill
Cemetery, Punxsutawney, PA.
Greenlawn Funeral Home
J _ .. .. .- .1 ,.
Departed this life on
Thursday, July 30, 2009 in
Greenville, N.C. Born on Dec.
31, 1937 in Fernandina, Fla., to
Albertha Green and the late
Vander Brown, Sr. Gloria grad-
School Class of
System as a bus driver and a
cook. She also volunteered at
West Bertie Elementary School
in Lewiston, N.C.
Gloria also worked 30 years
for Isabella Home in New York
Gloria loved spending time
with her family. Gloria was our
rock, kept our family glued
together through good and bad
times. We will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death
by two brothers, Vander Brown,
Jr., and Eddie Lee Brown; and
a sister, Earlene Green
She leaves to cherish her
loving memories, husband
George Jenkins Jr., son George
Jenkins III, daughter Clarencia
Brown Clark (Joe), mother
Albertha Green, stepmother
Essie Mae Brown, sisters
Albertha Akins (Johnnie),
Josephine McKinney (Robert),
ZelgloriaJohnson, Johnnie Mae
Brown, Essie Mae Brown,
Vanchett Brown, Patricia Jones,
Earlene Jones, Bernece
Merick; brothers Clarence
Brown, Russell Brown, Ronald
Donaldson, Anthony Brown;
loving and devoted sister-in-law
Sarah Brown; and seven grand-
children and seven great-grand-
children; and Aunt Laurina
Williams, Uncle Joseph
Simmons; several nieces and
nephews; and a host of relatives
Homegoing services were
held on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009,
at Wilders Funeral Home
Chapel, Rich Square, N.C.
Interment followed in the
Jenkins Family Cemetery,
Wilders Funeral Home Inc.
Rich Square. NC
The Amelia Island-
Foundation will hold its
Meeting in Room 201 at St.
Peter's Educational Building
on Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. All cur-
rent or potential members are
invited to attend. New board
members will be approved for
the coming fiscal year and a
report of current activities
regarding the acquisition of
the historic Centre Street post
office by the city of
Fernandina Beach will be
For more information
about the foundation, go to
Residents can be screened
for their risk of stroke starting
at 9 a.m. Aug. 26 at New Life
Baptist Church, 464069 State
Road 200 in Yulee. Screenings
identify potential cardiovascu-
lar conditions such as blocked
arteries and irregular heart
rhythm, abdominal aortic
aneurysms and hardening of
the arteries in the legs, which
is a strong predictor of heart
disease. A bone density
screening to assess osteo-
porosis risk is also offered.
Packages start at $139. All
five screenings take 60-90
minutes to complete.
To make an appointment,
call Lifeline Screening at 1-
877-237-1287 or online at
Pre-registration is required.
A "Federal Healthcare
Reform Conversation" hosted
by State Rep. Janet Adkins,
the Health Planning Council
of Northeast Florida, Inc. and
Florida CHAIN, in coopera-
tion with Florida Community
College at Jacksonville, has
been rescheduled to Aug. 27
from 6-8 p.m. at the Betty P
Cook Nassau Center in the
"Red" Bean Technical Career
Center, Room T126, 76346
William Burgess Blvd., Yulee.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information, con-
tact Amanda Young, commu-
nications director, at 491-3664.
Nassau County Schools
and Communities in Schools
are having auditions for the
upcoming musical, "Annie."
Auditions will be held at
Fernandina Beach Middle
School Auditorium on
in loving memory
Ed "Wolfman" Wall
S 8/24/41 - 5/6/09
) My memories of you that I've stored away
Bring me strength from day to day,
_ And though time may find a way to heal
It has not erased the sorrow and loss I feel.
But the distance that lies between us
Cannot keep us far apart,
For God holds your hand and
He holds mine
And keeps us close in heart.
With deepest love,
Your wife, Fran
Saturday, Aug. 29, from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m.
Audition sheets and music
can be picked up in the Main
Office at FBMS. The play will
be Oct. 8-11. All students in
grades 4-12 in Nassau schools
are able to try out for male
and female parts. Director is
RAIN Humane Society will
hold a sidewalk sale on Labor
Day weekend. If you have any
small furniture, household
items, books, decorative
items, CDs, DVDs, etc. you
would like to donate, please
call Marilyn at 491-8819. Tax
receipts are available upon
request. All donations directly
benefit the animals at RAIN.
On Sept. 8 First Coast
Oncology - Nassau will host
its inaugural Celebration Of
Survival event from 4-5:30
p.m. at the office at 1340
South 18th St. in Medical
Building A, Suite 103.
This program provides the
opportunity to celebrate can-
cer patients who were treated
at First Coast Oncology -
Nassau and who have become
cancer survivors. The event
is free and light refreshments
will be served.
The event is sponsored by
First Coast Cancer Founda-
tion. For more information, or
to RSVP, please call (904) 387-
A Rachel's Vineyard
Retreat is scheduled for the
Jacksonville area the weekend
of Sept. 11-13. This weekend
retreat offers men and women
a supportive, confidential and
to express, release and recon-
cile painful post-abortive emo-
tions and to begin the process
of restoration, renewal and
To register call (904) 221-
3232 or e-mail rachelsvine-
Serving All of Nassau County for almost Eighty Years
Visit Our Life Stories At www.OxleyHeard.com
locations and dates for
retreats throughout Florida
and the U.S. can be viewed at
call 1-877-HOPE 4 ME.
A Keep Kids Drug Free
event will be held at Metro
Park in Jacksonville from 10
a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 19 in obser-
vance of SAMHSA's national
alcohol and drug addiction
recovery month initiative
There will be live enter-
tainment by XODUS, Celinda
Pink's Blues Band, Billie
Holiday and more, a chil-
dren's zone with bouncy
house, face painting and
more, a youth art exhibit, ven-
dors, mentors and conces-
sions. For information about
the Ride for Recovery motor-
cycle ride, contact Freda
Colley at (904) 485-3512.
For information contact
Mike Wheeler at (904) 655-
5785 or e-mail Mwheeler6555
firstname.lastname@example.org or Colley at
Facing Racism in a Diverse
Nation Study Circles will be
held from Oct. 1-Nov. 14 at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church. A
diverse group of people, lead
by facilitators, will meet each
week to discuss issues of
importance to all. This is open
to anyone and free of charge.
For more information contact
Sharon Stanley at 583-6272 or
The Salvation Army Hope
House, 410 South Date St., is
in need of the following types
* Personal hygiene items:
deodorant, disposable razors,
shaving cream, feminine prod-
ucts and toilet paper
* Canned foods not requir-
ing cooking: non-condensed
soups, pastas, beanie weenies,
tuna, chicken, fruits, fruit
juices and powdered milk
* Starchy foods: rice,
instant potatoes, pastas, cere-
als and breakfast bars.
than to adults.
"Breastfeeding is always
safest for babies during emer-
gencies," Reed says. "It is ster-
ile and requires no water, feed-
ing utensils or fuel. It contains
antibodies that protect infants
from bacteria which can cause
diarrhea and other infectious
disease. When babies are
breastfed their food source is
always available. It also keeps
babies warm and lowers their
stress levels, and their mom's."
Reed and her colleagues
understand that breastfeeding
in today's world can be a chal-
lenge, but there are practical
strategies women can use to
make breastfeeding work in
their everyday lives. For ideas
and information, call Baptist
Nassau's maternity department
FRIDAY, August 21, 2009 NEWS News-Leader
Continued from 1A
as other projects were given
priority, Seagraves said.
"It's trailer city - you know
that," Seagraves said. "What I
need to know is when you're
going to move on this. Are you
building it now? Next year? Five
years? ... These portable build-
ings have a limited life, and we
can't keep patching them."
Seagraves said the trailers
in his current compound have
suffered water damage and
problems with electrical
wiring - and that conditions
pose a health hazard to his
"My employees are still
working there and complaining
of headaches, coughing," he
said. "... I have approached the
State Attorney's Office and
requested a grand jury investi-
gation, but I thought I should
bring it to you first."
"I understand the impor-
tance of this new building,"
Commissioner Stacy Johnson
said. "... Obviously the first step
is a site plan and a design.
Without a plan I don't think we
can even begin to move for-
"I agree with you,
Seagraves said. "That's why I'm
here today. ... It's your job to
provide the constitutional offi-
cers with adequate workspace.
I know it's a burden, but ii- -, 11
"We've got to somehow get
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both parking and bicycling.
Director Marshall McCrary
said that, although it would be
better to get bicycles off
the sidewalks, Atlantic
Avenue was a wide street,
and there are roads that
are far more dangerous for
FDOT's Austin Chapman
told commissioners there is a
possibility of expanding one of
the sidewalks along Atlantic to
12 feet wide to make it pass-
able for both pedestrians and
Phil Scanlan, a member of
Continued from 1A
family, friends and Fernandina
Beach business people, was
about to make that dream come
Cone, whose late father
James Mills owned Jimmy's
Bargain House in Fernandina
in the late 1960s, drove to
Fernandina Beach from her
Tampa home and stayed at the
home of her sister, Lynn Hill,
vowing to put together a wed-
ding for her daughter and son-
"These kids, they love life
and they don't get special things
very often. This was a promise
and I was going to make it pos-
sible, but then my pockets ran
dry and I set out to get spon-
sors," said Cone.
Sponsoring business includ-
ed Jade's Bistro, Beyond Blinds,
Shades and Shutters, Fred
Engelhardt, Go Fish Clothing
and Jewelry, Murray's Grille,
Making Waves Amelia, Star-
bucks Coffee, Winn-Dixie
Yulee, Dottie B Florist and the
Church of Christ.
"Thank you to the
Fernandina Beach community
for all your support in making a
dream come true for Stephanie
and Jerry," said Cone, who
also sends out appreciation to
Chal-lenger Bowling and
Melinda Willaford and family
"for taking such great care of
a team together. We need to
know what you need," said
Boatright. "... It takes awhile to
get the ball rolling, so we need
"I'm one step ahead of you
there," Seagraves said. "I've
already had a comprehensive
study done. It just came back to
my desk about a month ago."
"I agree we need to do some-
thing." Commissioner Danny
Leeper said. "Nobody should
have to work in conditions like
"I think you've been a vic-
tim of your own patience,"
Commissioner Mike Boyle told
Seagraves. "I don't think many
law enforcement officials would
put up with working like that."
State Attorney Angela Corey,
who attended the meeting, said
making progress toward a new
headquarters for the sheriff's
office was important not just for
the sheriff's employees, but for
the effective administration of
justice in the county. According
to Corey, evidence stored in
leaking, dilapidated trailers
could be corrupted.
"If the defense even gets a
whiff of the condition of these
buildings, they will come after
us on the sanctity of the evi-
dence," she said.
The commission voted unan-
imously to appoint a committee
- consisting of Boyle, County
Coordinator Edward Sealover,
Budget Director Ted Selby,
Engineering Services Director
Scott Herring and County
the Amelia Island Trails proj-
ect team, supported that and
offered to work with commis-
sioners on a solution to their
City Attorney Tammi Bach
suggested bringing the bike
path issue back to the com-
mission's next meeting on Sept.
1 to give commissioners an
opportunity to review the pro-
posal and provide clear direc-
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be part of the national East
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Attorney David Hallman - to
work with Seagraves on an
analysis of costs and require-
ments for a new building.
Seagraves said after the
meeting that the battle for a new
building had been a long one.
"Sheriff Geiger, prior to me
taking office, had tried for the
last eight years he was in office
to get a new building," he said.
"Four years ago I went to the
board ... and explained it to
them. Then the chairman of the
board then was Tom Branan.
We were assured that some-
thing was going to happen. I've
been waiting four years, and I
ain't seen nothing yet. But I felt
good about today. I think today
we saw some positive action."
Seagraves added that the
trailers currently housing sev-
eral of his departments were
unsafe - particularly in hurri-
"If (the roof) fell in on dis-
patch, who're you going to call
when the system goes down?
This is the central hub for the
911 system for the whole coun-
ty. This is where everyone calls
for a rescue," he said. 'There's
no fire suppression system in
this facility. There's no fire
alarm in this facility. I put a
burglar alarm system in, and I
put an alarm system in the evi-
dence room when I took office
- but there wasn't one five years
"Everybody has to commute
around this whole facility out-
side in bad weather with paper-
work - and a lot of it's critical
paperwork," he added. "It's a
real job to keep people satisfied
and happy working here. I
do it, but I'll tell you, it's really
7 can'thelp that they built the city ofFernandina Beach in
Nassau County, but they did. The Attorney General ruled
that the sheriff is the officer of the whole county .... "
SHERIFF TOMMY SEAGRAVES
Continued from 1A
stitutional officer" authorized
to oversee law enforcement
throughout Nassau County.
"I can't help that they built
the city of Fernandina Beach
in Nassau County, but they
did," Seagraves said. "The
Attorney General ruled that
the sheriff is the officer of the
Seagraves passed out a
document to commissioners
that outlined the sheriff's
duties and responsibilities,
which included a state
Attorney General's opinion
concluding "the power of the
sheriff throughout the coun-
ty is paramount and the police
should give way to the sheriff."
Seagraves also noted that
he was born in Fernandina
Beach in the former Hum-
phrey's Memorial Hospital on
North 14th Street, he gradu-
ated from Fernandina Beach
High School and his "heart
and soul are here in
But, he said, "I extended a
hand to (Hurley) ... I made an
offer to meet once a month,
but he denied it."
"There seems to be a
breakdown in communica-
tion," Seagraves said. "There
seems to be a conflict between
the two agencies."
Seagraves noted the sher-
'Sheriff needs help in his county'
City commissioners chose not to respond Tuesday to
concerns expressed by Sheriff Tommy Seagraves, but the
owner of a downtown Fernandina Beach restaurant was not
James Kerrigan, owner of Philly Boyz restaurant on North
Third Street, attended Tuesday night's city commission
meeting to address a planning issue but took the opportunity
to respond to Seagraves' complains about law enforcement
in the city.
Kerrigan told commissioners he had "heard rumors that
the county wants to (take over city police)," but he thought
that a bad idea.
Kerrigan, who lives in Nassau Lakes, complained that
sheriff's officers "literally took 45 minutes to respond" to a
call he made, and an hour and a half to respond to a call his
The city "responds to their calls in five minutes," he said.
"I think the sheriff needs more help in his county" than
the city needs from the sheriff, Kerrigan said.
He also responded to Seagraves' remarks that he can
legally enter the city to provide law enforcement whenever
he wants and that city police are overlooking open drug
"If (Seagraves) knows where these drug areas are (in
the city), why doesn't he take control of it?" rather than com-
plain about it, Kerrigan asked.
iff's office had "stepped up
and solved a robbery" but
"never even got a thank-you
from (the city) agency."
Seagraves also said he "knew
where to buy drugs in
Fernandina," implying the city
police are not addressing a
problem, and that he saw a
city administrator laughing on
television about a 15-year-old
who was allegedly raped in the
"I come to you tonight to
work out this situation so the
citizens don't suffer,"
Seagraves said. "I'm not God,
I'm the sheriff. You don't have
to like Tommy Seagraves, but
you have to respect the sher-
City Post office RFQ not authorized
The city of Fernandina
Beach has issued a press
release stating it has not
authorized the distribution of a
request for qualifications by
the Amelia Island Fernandina
Restoration Foundation to ren-
ovate the post office on Centre
The RFQ for architectural,
engineering and design serv-
ices firm for the historic build-
ing was sent to the city earlier
According to the city's
press release, the city has not
reached an agreement with the
U.S. Postal Service regarding
acquisition of the building -
but it also says the Restoration
Foundation and "other groups"
will partner with the city in
restoration of the building if
the city commission chooses to
In response to the city's
press release, Susan Siegmund
of the Restoration Foundation
said in an e-mail that the foun-
dation "recognizes that at
this time the city cannot for-
mally participate in the distri-
bution of the RFQ for design
"We look forward to joint
and collaborative efforts with
the city administration and its
commission in developing
plans for the adaptive reuse of
the Centre Street post office
as City Hall when the city
acquires title to the building,"
According to the city press
release, the U.S. Postal Service
did not accept terms of a letter
of intent from the city, but
"both parties are continuing
to negotiate an acceptable
agreement." A non-binding let-
ter of intent from the U.S.
Postal Service was accepted
by the city last April, but
according to City Attorney
Tammi Bach, the letters are
as far as negotiations have
The city also is working on
evaluation of the building to
The Amelia Island-Fernandina Restoration Foundation
will hold its summer membership meeting in Room 201, St.
Peter's Educational Building on Monday at 4 p.m. All current
or potential members are invited to attend.
New board members will be approved for the coming fis-
cal year and a report of current activities regarding the acqui-
sition of the historic Centre Street post office by the city of
Fernandina Beach will be given.
For more information visit ameliarestoration.com.
determine its renovation
needs and projected costs,
according to the press
release. The city has retained
Sciences for lead-based paint
and mold testing, and is
also "reviewing options for the
best adoptive reuse of the
According to the Florida
Trust for Historic Preser-
vation, the 1912 building shows
signs of water damage and
may show "accelerated deteri-
oration" if the present level of
maintenance continues. The
Florida Trust has put the post
office on a list of "11 Most
Endangered Historic Sites" for
2009 in Florida.
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Who were the Ti
:ee Airmen of World War II?
A 1945 photo
ning a flying
and a World
War II poster,
Continued from 1A
Turner got out of the serv-
ice in 1947, but was recalled
to go to Korea in 1951.
"They were looking for
pilots, but they used me as a
radar controller," said Turner.
"They wanted a (former) pilot
to give them instructions they
could follow." After that,
Turner went to military
school for electronics and
radar maintenance. He ended
up staying in the military for
20 years, and then worked for
Los Angeles County as an
appraiser for 17 years.
Turner said he was disap-
pointed that the Airmen
received the Congressional
Gold Medal so late in life. In
March 2007, about 300
Tuskegee Airmen and their
widows received the medal at
a ceremony in Washington,
D.C., but Turner did not
"A lot of friends, most of
them are not alive now," said
Turner. "I was unhappy about
getting the medal so late ...
most of the guys were gone."
"I didn't go to
Washington," he said. "I did-
n't keep up with the unit.
They had meetings in August,
but I didn't go too often."
Turner did, however, receive
one of the medals.
Turner lives on Cape Cod
in the town of Cotuit, Mass.,
with his wife. He has two sons
and a daughter.
The Tuskegee Airmen
came from all over the United
States in response to a call
from the War Department to
form an all-black combat unit.
Prior to 1940, African-
Americans were barred from
flying for the U.S. Army. The
department received a large
number of applications from
men who qualified for the
highly demanding positions.
From 1941-46 nearly 1,000
pilots trained at the Tuskegee
Army Air Field in Alabama
and the group had one of the
best combat records in World
War II. They destroyed hun-
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the air and on the ground, as
well as over 900 railcars,
trucks and a destroyer.
The Tuskegee Airman
National Historic site was
established in Tuskegee, Ala.,
by President Bill Clinton in
1998, and an HBO movie,
"The Tuskegee Airmen," was
released in 1995.
Tuskegee Institute, found-
ed in 1881, is known today as
The Tuskegee Airmen were
American soldiers whose nick-
name was the "Red Tails." The
fighter squadron was activated
from 1941-1946 during World
War II and assigned to the U.S.
Army Air Corps. They were dis-
tinguished patriots ready for the
challenge and a challenge is
what they got, for according to
some they already held one
strike against them - the color
of their skin. These loyal defend-
ers of the U.S. were also African-
Those known as Tuskegee
Airmen accepted the test to
prove they too were part of a
nation worth fighting for. They
were dedicated, determined
young men who enlisted to
become America's first black
military airmen with a focus to
disprove the misconception that
their race lacked the intelli-
gence, skill, courage and patri-
otism to effectively fight side
by side on other continents of
the world. The color of their
skin didn't affect their strong
personal desire to serve their
country to the best of their abil-
ity, however other obstacles did
affect the quality of training
these soldiers received.
Bigotry and racism, both at
home and aboard, would see to
it that nearly 1,000 fighter pilots
would be trained as a segregat-
ed unit at an air base in
Tuskegee, Ala. Not allowed to
practice or fight with their white
counterparts, the Tuskegee
Airmen distinguished them-
selves from the rest of the fight-
er aircraft world by painting the
tails of their airplanes red, which
led to them becoming known
as the "Red Tails" or "Redtail
Angels." Later, when they
deployed overseas, they would
be known to the Luftwaffe as
the "Black Birdmen."
Prior to the Tuskegee
Airmen, no U.S. military pilot
had been of African-American
descent. In 1941 Congress
imposed the Army Air Corps to
form an all-black combat unit,
despite reluctance from the War
Department. In an effort to
eliminate the unit before it
began, the War Department set
up a system to accept only appli-
cants with high levels of flight
experience and superior edu-
cation. They expected this pol-
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In June 1941 the Tuskegee
program officially began. Pilots
trained at the newly formed
99th Pursuit Squadron, Moton
Field, Ala., then move to nearby
Tuskegee Army Air Field. The
first aviation class began in July
1941, graduating in March 1942.
One instructor of the 99th was
the famed Lt. Daniel James, Jr.
better known to most as
"Chappie" James, who in 1975
became the first African-
American to reach the rank of
Enlisted members of the pro-
gram trained in career fields
necessary to support Army Air
Corps flying squadrons and
ground support units. With lit-
tle backing from command-level
echelons and constantly tested
by racial animosity, engine
mechanics, armament special-
ists, radio repairmen, parachute
riggers, control tower opera-
tors, policemen and adminis-
trative clerks achieved skill-level
expertise. This venture of train-
ing an all-black contingent of
fighting soldiers would be know
in the history books as the
Once the group was ready
for combat their first assign-
ment was the North African
Campaign. The 99th's first com-
bat mission flown with P-40s
was in the Mediterranean in
preparation for the Allied inva-
sion of Sicily in July 1943.
During this campaign they also
flew P-39s and P-47s and
received two Distinguished Unit
Citations. In July 1944 they
switched aircraft to the P-51 and
transferred to the 332nd Fighter
The 332nd earned an
impressive combat record and
by war's end had substantiated
its worthiness. They were cred-
ited with shooting down 109
Luftwaffe aircraft, sinking an
Italian destroyer and destroy-
ing numerous enemy fuel
dumps, trucks and trains.
During World War II the
squadron flew approximately
15,000 sorties and Tuskegee
Airmen were awarded several
Silver Stars, 95 Distinguished
Flying Crosses, 8 Purple
Hearts, 14 Bronze Stars and 744
Air Medals. In all, 992 pilots
were trained from 1940 to 1946.
445 deployed overseas and 150
Airmen lost their lives in acci-
dents or combat.
Tuskegee Army Air Field
continued to train new airmen
until 1946, with women entering
the program in several support
ments by black soldiers influ-
enced the newly formed U.S.
Air Force plans to integrate
units in 1947. In 1948, by exec-
utive order, President Harry
Truman brought about the
beginning to the end of racial
segregation in the military.
Tuskegee Airmen found them-
selves in high demand through-
out the newly established U.S.
Air Force, and in 1949 took first
place in the annual Air Force
National Fighter Gunnery Meet
in Las Vegas.
President George W. Bush
presented the Congressional
Gold Medal, one of the highest
civilian awards, to about 300
Tuskegee Airmen on March 29,
2007, in Washington, D.C. The
decoration is awarded to an indi-
vidual who performs an out-
standing act of service to the
security, prosperity, and nation-
al interest of the United States.
Throughout the years, there
have been numerous dedica-
tions to the Tuskegee Airmen in
the U.S. In August 2008 the
main artery into Hartsfield-
Jackson International Airport,
Atlanta, was renamed, honor-
ing their contributions.
There is also a national his-
torical site dedicated to the
Tuskegee Airmen of World War
II. It's located at Moton Field,
Ala., about 50 miles from
Montgomery, and managed by
the National Park Service. For
more information visit www.nps.
Alabama Gov, Bob Riley, in a
statement honoring the
Tuskegee Airmen, said, "You
are proof that no race has a
monopoly on excellence, that
no one group has a singular
claim on heroism."
It's estimated about 119
pilots and 211 ground personnel
still live from the original mem-
bers numbering 992 pilots and
approximately 15,000 support
personnel. What better time to
highlight the honorable and
heroic contributions this group
of loyal, fighting soldiers than
right after their 38th Annual
Convention held this August.
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eran, retired Senior Master
Sergeant in the Air Force and a
Life Member of The American
Legion Post #54, Fernandina
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Taxi firm owner arrested
A Yulee businessman was
arrested Tuesday when the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office
shut down a high-tech marijua-
na growing operation he was
allegedly operating out of his
VIP Taxi Group of Nassau
County owner John Wayne
Davis, 41, 85288 Blackmon
Road, was charged with culti-
vation of marijuana and two
counts of possession of drug
According to the arrest
report, Davis "freely admitted"
growing marijuana for person-
al use. He led a detective down
a hallway in his home and
showed him a trap door cov-
ered by carpet leading to a hid-
den basement where 28 mari-
wI a -
tracks, an air-
a CO2 tank
tank - all set
up on timers
- were found,
the report stated.
A detective said he also
found 19 wooden and glass mar-
ijuana pipes in Davis' kitchen
and plants were also found in a
According to a press release,
the plants' street value was esti-
mated at $1,000 apiece and
detectives described the setup
as "fancy" and "the best they'd
In a separate arrest report
for Davis, two sheriff's detec-
tives stated they conducted a
trash pull of two garbage bags
next to the roadway at Davis'
address July 22, which yielded
marijuana stems and leaves, two
marijuana cigarettes and sev-
eral paper towels with numer-
ous marijuana seeds in them.
Davis was released on his
own recognizance late Tuesday
per Circuit Court Judge Robert
Foster, according to the report.
VIP Taxi Group of Nassau
County LLC was organized in
2007 with John R. Crawford of
Jacksonville listed on state doc-
uments as the registered agent
and PaulAudet and Davis listed
as managing members/man-
agers. Audet, owner of The Surf
restaurant in Fernandina
Beach, resigned his position
with the taxi firm in May.
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face," the report stated. "There was
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September 14, 2009, in the Nassau County Commission Chambers, at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex, located at 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida, for the purpose of receiving
public comment on the imposition and collection of the maintenance assessments on the ad valorem
tax bill. All affected real property owners have a right to appear at the hearing and to file written objec-
tions with the County Clerk anytime prior to the public hearing. If a person decides to appeal any deci-
sion made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a
record of the proceedings and may need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Clerk of Court's Office at (904) 548-4660 at least seven days prior to the
date of the hearing.
The assessment for each parcel of real property is calculated based on a combination of factors, includ-
ing the property use, the just value of property attributable to the parcel and proximity to the beach. A
more specific description of the maintenance costs and the method of computing the assessment for
each parcel of real property are set forth in the Initial Assessment Resolution adopted by the Board on
August 13, 2007 and the Preliminary Assessment Resolution for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 adopted by
the Board on August 12, 2009. Copies of the Master Capital Project and Service Assessment
Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution, the Final Assessment Resolution, the Preliminary
Assessment Resolution for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 and the preliminary Maintenance Assessment Roll
are available for inspection at the office of the Nassau County Clerk of Court, located at 76347
Veterans Way, Yulee, Florida.
The maintenance assessments will be collected on the ad valorem tax bill mailed in November 2009,
as authorized by Section 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure to pay the assessments will cause a tax
certificate to be issued against the real property which may result in a loss of title.
If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk of Court at (904) 548-4660, Monday through
Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
ATTEST: BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
NASSAU COUNTY, FLORIDA
John A. Crawford Barry V. Holloway
Ex-Officio Clerk Chairman
FRIDAY, August 21, 2009 NEWS News-Leader
The art ofthe erect put-down
A s painful as it may be, I have finally and/or jewelry - plus any
decided to come clean and admit other detritus I have left lying
that I am a put-down artist with about - are all gathered at a If all of this sounds like a lot o
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you trip over your own feet. I will not snicker ' places. The laundry basket
when you order a Diet Coke to wash down -- full of clean skivvies is dane things while you are handling more
your molten chocolate dessert. And I most cer- deposited in the pathway to important, more complex issues." The inst
tainly will not entertain everyone with a witty our bureaus and dressers to tors always went on to suggest little tricks'
commentary on one of your more annoying remind me of this chore. could play to help us remember our grocer
idiosyncrasies. CITY Empty prescription bottles lists without becoming distracted from the
Instead, I concentrate my put-down talents SIDEBAR are moved from one incon- business at hand. Maybe I leave the toilet
on inanimate objects. I am sure that the psych- venient spot to another until I paper roll on the counter so I can deal with
types out there know what to call it, but I must have a moment to call in the more important stuff like global warming,
have visual clues to remind me of even the Cara Curtin refills. And let's not talk nuclear waste and do I have all of the ingre
funniest things I want to do. I clip and display about all of the bits and ents for dinner?
the newspaper article about an event I want to pieces I collect for the yearly scrapbook; I try Once I figured all of this out, it was easy
attend to remind me to buy tickets. Flyers and to keep them all in one spot, but I must admit me to make the not-so-giant leap to arrive a
sticky notes adorn various surfaces to remind that sometimes that one spot grows into two or understanding of how my brain works to de
me to take something somewhere, bring three disheveled piles before I have a chance pher the signals that my eyes receive. I
something home or be someplace else at a to tuck them safely between the covers of the learned very early in my professional life tl
specified time. book. any visual art I create takes on a Dahli-esql
Bless his heart, it's taken my Adult If all of this sounds like a lot of clutter, it is droop. Photos I cut to fit frames, newspaper
Supervision years to understand that an empty - but not to me. It's merely my system that articles I clip, even scrapbook pages I asse
toilet paper roll must remain on the kitchen allows me to track the forty-eleven things I ble, all have a decided downturn toward th
counter until I remember to take a new roll to have to do. "Out of sight, out of mind" lower right corner. Even my targets when
the bathroom. (The corollary to this is that the describes perfectly how my brain works. took Gary Belson's firearms course had a
new roll sometimes remains on the kitchen I can partially blame this condition on a tight grouping somewhere around the gizz
counter until I have a free hand to carry it to couple of the management courses I have instead of the heart.
its destination.) Last night's shoes, spectacles, taken. "Do not clutter your brain with mun- All of this goes toward explaining why r
pictures or paintings are side-by-side on my
walls. Either the one on the right will be
1/1000th of an inch lower than its mates, or
the entire grouping will seem to slide down
the wall. That's why I choose to grace those
walls with either single large paintings or artis-
tic groupings of several pieces of work.
My study of all of this mnemonic trickery
has led me to realize that each item in the clut-
tered wall or tabletop evokes an individual
memory, thought, or sensation every time I
look at it. The eye-catcher I bought this spring
in Williamsburg reminds me of the trip, while
the empty bottle of fingernail polish sitting
next to it tells me to buy more on my next trip
If gremlins ever invade my house and
remove some of my put-downs, my life will
quickly derail into a train wreck of monumen-
tal proportions. I am sure that the resulting
chaos would make the antics of the Keystone
Kops look like a stately progression down a
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VIEWPOINT/DR. JILL BIDEN/WASHINGTON, D.C.
Every year around this time, I am struck by
the growing number of college rankings avail-
able to prospective college students. While
these reports can be helpful, many of them fail
to include an option that nearly half of all U.S.
undergraduate students choose to pursue -
and one I know to be the single best path to
opportunity for millions of Americans: commu-
I have been an educator for 28 years, and I
have taught in the community college system
for more than 16 of them. I don't have to look
any further than my classroom to see the
power of community colleges to change lives.
For years I have welcomed students to my
classroom from many different educational,
economic and cultural backgrounds, and seen
how the community college system puts them
on the same path of opportunity.
I have seen how community colleges fill
important gaps: granting two-year degrees,
teaching English to immigrants, providing
vocational skills training and certification and
teaching basic academic skills to those who
may not yet be ready to pursue a four-year
It's also hard to ignore the financial advan-
tages. In today's challenging economy, commu-
nity colleges are an increasingly affordable way
for students from middle-class families to com-
plete the first two years of a baccalaureate
degree before moving on to a four-year univer-
From a policy perspective, community col-
leges make sense; from an economic perspec-
tive, they make sense. But I am a teacher, and
my experience with community colleges is per-
sonal. People sometimes ask me why I choose
to teach at one and why I have continued to
teach since moving to Washington, D.C., I'm
always surprised by the question because there
was never a doubt in my mind that I would stay
in the classroom. The reason is simple: The
students are inspiring.
Three out of four community college stu-
dents - and some of my best students - work
while attending school. In my classes, I have
men and women who rush to class at the end
of a busy workday. I have single parents who
come to school in the evening, weary from a
long day yet eager to create a brighter future
with more options for their children.
Many of my students work hard and dream
of attending a four-year university, and the
community college is a great gateway. They are
determined to be the first in their family to
attend college. I see recently unemployed
workers who are looking for new skills in
growing fields like health care, teaching, infor-
mation technology and green technology -
some of the fastest-growing fields in America
and the rest of the world.
In the United States there are almost 1,200
community colleges among our 4,100 public
and private institutions of higher education. All
together, community colleges serve 11.5 mil-
They are flexible, offering specialized train-
ing programs to address workforce shortages
and often partnering with local businesses to
meet the emerging needs of their regions.
Some states have programs that allow for
admission to four-year schools after two suc-
cessful years at a community college or at the
very least provide for the transfer of credits.
Given the high cost of most four-year institu-
tions and the relatively low cost of community
colleges, these types of programs can make a
big difference for financially strapped families.
It's easy to see why community colleges
have seen the fastest growth among U.S. high-
er education institutions over the last three
decades. President Barack Obama recently
announced an investment called the American
Graduation Initiative that will allow community
colleges to meet the needs of rapidly growing
enrollment by funding programs to increase
graduation rates, make courses more relevant
to business needs and strengthen ties to high
schools and other colleges and universities.
All Americans deserve an opportunity to
receive the best education possible - not just
through 12th grade, but all the way through
college, too. By supporting community col-
leges and by encouraging them to improve
their graduation rates, the Obama-Biden
administration is helping millions of Americans
gain skills and confidence to lift the nation out
of hard times. I can't think of a better invest-
I have often said that community colleges
are one of America's best-kept secrets, which is
why you won't find them on many of this year's
I .. i college" rankings. But they are essential
to our nation's higher education mission and
uniquely able to address the needs of our com-
munities. Just as important, they often provide
an education to students who would not other-
wise enroll in a four-year college or university.
So to anyone considering applying to col-
lege, I encourage you to take a look at a com-
munity college near you. You might be sur-
prised at the opportunities awaiting you there.
Jill Biden, a lifelong educator with a doctor-
ate in education from the University of
Delaware, teaches English at Northern Virginia
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
As a bike rider, I applaud the campaign in
recent years urging autos to "share the road"
with bicyclists. But unfortunately some riders
have taken this to mean "anything goes."
Recently, I and other drivers were waiting our
turns at the four-way stop at Jasmine and Citrona.
When the car to my left took its turn, I was next
and started into the intersection. That's when a
bicyclist came tearing into the intersection at full
speed from the left.
I slammed on my brakes and tooted my horn.
That's when the cyclist turned his bike, assumed
a threatening stance in the middle of the road and
started screaming, "Bikes always have the right
Well, my friend, let me quote the true rules
"Bicyclists have the same rights to the road-
ways, and must obey the same traffic laws, as the
operators of other vehicles. These laws include
stopping for stop signs and red lights."
You didn't stop. You didn't hesitate. You did-
n't have the right-of-way. You were wrong. And
someday -when someone is paying less attention
than I was - you may be worse than wrong.
Be careful. Learn the real rules of the road.
And, I hope, teach your children them as well.
Killing the black bear
I saw the picture of the corpse of the beauti-
ful black bear that had been killed in cold blood
by the smiling Georgia hunter (Aug. 12). I can just
hope that he will reflect about the magnificence
of this creature when he "admired" the remains
in his home. The world was rendered a much less
wonderful place when this "hunter" gratuitously
took this creature to his death.
Reform health care
I have been seeing them for 10 years. They
come to the Nassau County Department of Health
clinic or the Barnabas Good Samaritan Clinic
with untreated high blood pressure, undiagnosed
heart disease, diabetes and other undertreated
medical issues. They are construction workers,
landscapers, restaurant workers or houseclean-
ers - working but without health insurance and
access to medical care. Others have lost jobs and
a few are too sick to work.
They find their way to these low-cost or free
clinics and see volunteer doctors. The clinic visit
may be free but the medications and testing
required to diagnose and treat their problems
certainly are not. The care they get is fragment-
ed and does not address preventive care or well-
We live in a generous community that does
many fine things for the less fortunate among us.
And I think we live in a generous country. Why
can't we find a way to provide basic health care
to these folks right here on Amelia Island and the
45-50 million other uninsured people in the USA?
Why can't we make health care better and less
expensive for those of us who do have medical
insurance? Why can't we make sure that those of
us who lose a job or get sick do not lose our
health insurance for just that reason?
We have a president who is asking our
Congress and us to step up and do something
bold about this problem that has been recog-
nized as needing action for years. I think we need
to press on and not get bogged down in all the nar-
row-minded, unfounded noise about "death pan-
els" and "socialized medicine." We need to
encourage our leaders to find a way to get this
done. So as a physician I strongly favor health care
reform. This reform should:
1. Extend medical insurance coverage to all
2. Emphasize preventive care and wellness.
3. Improve quality and reduce costs. This can
be done by changing reimbursement for provid-
ed services to a system that rewards outcomes
(better health), not quantity or volume of services.
And yes, I think that if meaningful health care
reform cannot be paid for by cost savings, that
well-to-do Americans should pay slightly higher
taxes to cover it. I want to live in a community and
a country that provides good quality health care
to all its citizens.
Jeffrey Blake, M.D.
I had to contact Mosquito Control to come
over to our house because of all the water; when
they came over they couldn't even stand in the
yard. They're sending a truck over here to do
extra spraying because of the issues we have
had with the water coming down the road on
North 15th Street and Highland Drive.
It seems that my issues are not important;
this really upsets me as a resident of Fernandina
Beach, how I get treated. I've begged for things
to be done and I just get shoved to the back of the
city pile. Here we are in the storm season and the
mayor and the city manager and city commis-
sioners have turned their back to my problem.
I was born and raised in this town. My father
worked 38 years to ITT Rayonier; my mom
worked in the school food service for 3-plus
years. They chose Fernandina Beach for what it
is, a good place to raise us kids. My brother and
I were born, bred and raised here because my
parents believed in the Fernandina Beach way.
I am now embarrassed to stand up for
Fernandina Beach any more.
I have not seen the mayor, city manager or any
city commissioner come back and ask about my
concerns. I want something done. There is anoth-
er way that this water can be kept out of my yard
by building a berm and a speed berm in my drive-
way. I've been told by other city employees they
did this for this residence a few years back.
So I hope to see someone at my front door get
a hand on this water that's pushing us out our
Dogs need help too
This is in response to the recent pleas for
help and land for abandoned and abused cats
(Aug. 14). Cats are not the only creatures out
there that are II . i, ..id or maliciously abused by
people. I have seen many cases where other ani-
mals suffer the same treatment. For instance,
just recently was a case in Glynn County, Ga.,
where a lady had beaten innocent puppies to
death with a sledgehammer. How about the
many dogs that suffer a slow painful death tied up
in someone's backyard from starvation or heart-
worm disease. I once fostered a dog that had his
entire body wrapped in barbed wire. Dogs are in
need of help as well!
I personally hope if anyone chooses to donate
money or land for a cat sanctuary that they make
sure this land will be manned. I do not mean the
once per week feedings that happen in most feral
cat colonies. I have personally experienced many
feral cat colonies that have gone wrong.
Emaciated, injured and diseased cats killing birds,
squirrels, rabbits, possums and raccoons. What
about these creatures the cats are killing? Are
their lives less meaningful than the cats that kill
I am in no way a "cat hater." I have five feline
children of my own that live inside my house.
Let's face it, all creatures need help.
Anyone interested in helping abused and aban-
doned dogs and puppies may contact 8 C's Big
Dog Rescue, Inc., at (904) 716-0309, e-mail big-
firstname.lastname@example.org. We are a nonprofit
charitable organization. Donations are tax
Tanya Lanning, President
8 C's Big Dog Rescue, Inc.
Taxes, kayaks, fishing piers
I simply must comment on former city com-
missioner Ron Sapp's article, "New taxes, new
fees - for what?" (Aug. 12).
In his article, Mr. Sapp refers to himself as a
"practical liberal." He goes on to say that he
would like to see a canoe/kayak launch on Egan's
Creek and a fishing pier extending into the
Atlantic Ocean. Mr. Sapp also states that, "We
have an extensive parks and recreation program
in Fernandina Beach, one that sets us apart from
most cities in Florida and I don't mind paying
taxes to support it."
To understand Mr. Sapp's point of view, one
must consider this: Mr. Sapp has enjoyed a long
career in public education and as a city commis-
sioner. He is now or soon will receive two gov-
ernment (read taxpayer-funded) pensions.
According to the Nassau County Property
Appraiser records, the fair market value of Mr.
Sapp's 2,637-square-foot-home is $401,364.
However, since he has had a longstanding home-
CAM CARDOW/THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
stead exemption, the taxable value is only $36,185.
That means that Mr. Sapp's annual property tax
is $705, of which $12 per month goes to the city
of Fernandina Beach. Is it practical and/or liberal
to draw two government pensions and expect to
build a kayak launch and a fishing pier all for
$12 per month?
Perhaps Mr. Sapp should consider dropping
his homestead exemption, thereby increasing
his annual property tax from $705 to $7,184.
Welcome to the painful, real world of property tax,
According to DataQuick Information Systems,
the median sales price of homes in Nassau
County dropped 18.4 percent in the second quar-
ter of 2009 when compared to the same quarter
last year. The market tracking company Trulia
announced that for the third month in a row,
Jacksonville led all metro areas in the United
States with the most residential real estate price
The national foreclosure rate is up 32 percent
from a year ago and national bankruptcy filings
surged 35 percent over last year. In July, initial job-
less claims rose to 558,000. Despite this gloomy
news, Nassau County and Fernandina Beach
commissioners recently voted to increase our
I have never met Mr. Sapp and personally I
don't have an axe to grind with him. However, his
point of view regarding publicly funded projects
and services seems to be shared by at least some
of our current commissioners. Paying $705 per
year in property tax and receiving two govern-
ment funded pensions is not the norm. Most of
us won't receive a government pension and we
pay more than $705 in property tax. We are
tapped out. We need to reduce government
spending by streamlining services and reducing
If you are interested in what property your
local elected officials own and the tax they pay, go
to www.nassauflpa.com and search their name.
There is an online calculator that will estimate the
tax. You may be surprised at what you find.
Parking and taxes
Ron Sapp's article opposing parking fees while
doing a Jeff Foxworthy imitation of "Here's Your
Sign" was confusing to me. Talking about
Fantasyland at City Hall along with "not in
Fernandina Beach" made me wonder if he was
concerned that Key West's Fantasy Fest was
coming to town. I had seen an ad on the Internet
for a local bed and breakfast being advertised as
"gay friendly" and I snickered as that is not how
I would describe Fernandina. In spite of having
a large gay and lesbian population here, with the
exception of a few most are deep in the prover-
bial closet along with the atheists and anyone
else who is different, so I doubt we will be invad-
ed by bare-cheeked leather chaps anytime soon.
So I guess his main message was the thought of
charging for parking is morally reprehensible in
Don't get me wrong, I like Ron Sapp and was
annoyed to see him criticized as though having
held office here he is no longer allowed an opin-
ion and though I'm a "failed" candidate I get to dis-
agree because I didn't give up my citizenship
either. In fact we often agree about goals but not
always on how to get there so his position on this
subject surprised me. He has long said he felt the
whole island should be under city government
and I agree but the problem is just wishing it
won't make it happen, you cannot force an annex-
ation, they would have to want to join us. It would
have to be shown that it is a benefit to be part of
the city, to lower taxes for all of us, to have pre-
ferred access to these amenities. It seems our sta-
tus as a county seat is being chipped away with
more of the functions going to Yulee. So what is
the advantage of being a city resident?
I am not claiming to have all the answers but
I think we should open our minds about the sub-
ject and think about it. We pay the taxes for the
public amenities while those outside the com-
munity receive equal benefit. One person sug-
gested they would go to Starbucks for a coffee
rather than go downtown to fish out coins for a
meter, yet Starbucks pays property tax too. We
rely on property tax and we all pay them, includ-
ing the non-income producing residential prop-
For locals doing daily business it would be
inconvenient so I think there should be parking
stickers for city residents that are issued along
with renewing license plates at the cost of the
sticker to put inside the front window, no fumbling
for coins for a city resident. I doubt seriously
that a tourist coming to town would think twice
about dropping coins in a meter anymore than I
do when I go into downtown Jacksonville. I'm just
glad to find a spot. Maybe free parking down the
side streets would push more traffic to those
locations. I think it should be kept simple not
gating main beach and the downtown with kiosks
but see nothing wrong with giving preference
to locals while collecting income to help support
Our government has proven they will get
their income one way or another and we demand
continuing services, police, fire and emergency.
I and my neighbors are grateful for the long-
needed repaving of our street that flooded in
every thunderstorm. Taxes are a necessity, how-
ever property tax is a particular burden. Sales
taxes you can adjust your spending with the
exception of needed products, income tax is a per-
centage but when your income goes down you
have no choice with whatever burden they apply
to your property. Even with homesteading they
go up and children inherit property but cannot
afford the new assessment that results. Any stu-
dent of Thomas Jefferson understands that a
large property-holding middle class is key to
democracy. In my opinion our tax base should be
changed at the state level, property tax elimi-
nated, but here at home we can only work with-
in the guidelines that are allowed and I think it is
time to get creative.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
Back-to-school bash for students
We teach our children the
road to success is not
straight. There are curves
called failure, loops called
confusion, bumps called friends, red
lights called enemies and caution lights
called family, but with determination,
perseverance, faith and a leader called
Jesus, they will always be successful.
Many students from around Nassau
County came together for a back-to-
school rally and talent show at First
Missionary Baptist Church last
Our young people performed to the
glory and honor of God with prayer,
singing, acting, recitations, modeling
and dancing. They sang songs such as
"This Little Light of Mine," "I am a C,"
"Read Your Bible," "Lord's Army,"
"Fired up" and "This is the Way I Praise
Prayer was given by Ashanti McNeil,
the welcome by Wendell McHahee and
the service of the Lord began. The
guest speaker came from First New
Zion Missionary Baptist Church,
Jacksonville. Minister DeWayne Brown,
inspired our young
people to be leaders
and not followers, but if
you must follow, follow
S Christ, for he is truly
looking for bold sol-
diers in his army.
Some of the best
dancers were Shanice
NOW AND Jordan, Jaloy and Aha
THEN Evans, Ashanti McNeil,
Destane Karim and
Ashton Harris. Poems
Maybelle were by Jalay Evans
Kirkland and Shanaya
Thompson. Mime was
by Darien Bolden Jr. Modeling was
done by Daysha Green, twins Reggina
and Reggine Alexander, Ashanta
McNeil, Jaheim Bugsby, Destane
Karim, Alexus Blue, Arlene Thompson
and Curtisa Collins. As you can see, our
young people have many talents and
enjoyed sharing them all.
Pastor Bolden introduced our rapper
for the evening, all the way from Bethel
Institutional Baptist Church in
Jacksonville, 7J, Front and Center
Entertainment. He rocked the church
side to side, front to back, very much
enjoyed by everyone present.
Backpacks filled with supplies were
given to each student present, covering
all grades in school. Shawn Hubbard
worked hard to make this happen.
Pastor and church anniversary
began Thursday night, continued Friday
night and closed out Sunday afternoon
at First Church, celebrating 149 years
for the church and 12 for Pastor Bolden.
Please join in thanking God for all he
has done to and for us. Services are 7
p.m. nightly and 4 p.m. Sunday. Hope to
see you there.
Birthday wishes to Julia Walker,
Dollie Watkins, Clarance Jones, Shirley
Lee, Tradonna Coleman, Wayne Richo,
Arie Kirkland, Judy Coleman, Geraldine
Rauls, Ashanti McNeil, Kenneth
Steeples, Jerome Way, Keani Rainey,
Dorothy Albertie, Engrid Jones,
Gregory Warner Jr., Ervin Jones,
Monica Jones, Javon Pollard, Elbert
Morris, Donnie Davis, Lydia Parrish
and Olukemi Adekunle.
* The Fernandina Senior Squadron,
Civil Air Patrol meets the first Saturday
of the month at 9 a.m. at the CAP
Trailer at the Fernandina Beach
Airport. The third Wednesday of each
month at 7 p.m. is the squadron safety
meeting. For information call Nick
* Fernandina Beach Lions Club
meets at noon the first and third
Tuesday at the Florida House Inn, 22
S. Third St. Call Paul Booton at 491-
* Fernandina Beach Shrine Club
meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of
each month (except July and August) at
the Yulee Lions Club, 894 US 17 North.
Contact president Mike Taylor at 753-
* Fernandina Beach Shrine Ladies
Auxiliary is a service organization that
meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday.
Call Suzi Taylor at 753-4671 for meeting
* First Coast Koi Club meets third
Sunday to share news of the pond, koi
and water garden hobby. Contact Teresa
Lawrence at (904) 287-0059 or visit first-
* Florida A&M University Alumni
Association meets at 6 p.m. the third
Monday at the Peck Center. Call 261-
* Friends of the Library, Fernandina
Beach welcomes all to support the value
and joy of literacy and advocate for the
public library in our community.
Membership forms are available at the
library at 25 N. Fourth St. Call 277-7365
or visit Read.nassau.lib.fl.us.
* GFWC Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach is a volunteer service
organization that meets at 10:30 a.m. the
first Wednesday of each month at 201
Jean Lafitte Blvd. (behind the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center). Call Kathy
Shipman, membership chairman, at 277-
* The Historical Recovery
Association of North Florida is an inde-
pendent metal detecting club that meets
at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each
month at the Piccadilly Restaurant on
Monument Road near Regency Square
Mall in Jacksonville. Everyone is wel-
come, particularly children. There is an
annual low country shrimp boil and
treasure hunt in Fernandina the week
after the Shrimp Festival. Contact Shelly
Simpson at 261-4655 or e-mail
* Just Friends, for singles over age
55, meets once a month for dinner. For
more information call Helene Scott at
* Kiwanis "Serving the Children of
the World" meetings are held at 6:30
p.m. the first three Mondays of each
month at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Clubhouse on Bill Melton Road. Call
Jeff Shipman, president, at 277-3668.
* Men's Newcomer Club of Amelia
Island is a social organization that meets
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at 11:30 a.m. the third Thursday of most
months at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club clubhouse. Call Richard Rothrock
at 491-6868 or Bob Keane at 277-4590.
* Military Officers Association of
America service and social organization
serving active duty and retired military
officers meets at 6:30 p.m. the second
Thursday of some months, other
months for Sunday brunch at Ocean
Breeze Conference Center at Mayport
Naval Station. Call president Rob Judas
at (904) 249-1475.
* The Modelers' Club for modelers
interested in cars, planes, ships and
trains meets from 7-9 p.m. the fourth
Monday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach.
Call Hal Mather at 261-6420.
* Moms Group for Stay-at-home-
Moms, moms offering moms support,
meets with the kids at kid-friendly loca-
tions. Call Amy at 261-0554 or e-mail
email@example.com to receive a list
of the next meet-ups.
* Nassau Challenger Bowling
League for the physically and mentally
challenged meets from 3-5 p.m. the sec-
ond Saturday at the bowling alley on US
17 in Yulee. Call Melinda Willaford at
* Nassau County Boys & Girls Club
after-school agenda offers programs for
youths ages 6-17 at the Miller Club, one
mile south of AlA on CR 107 (Old
Nassauville Road). Hours are 2-8 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Staff and volun-
teers provide homework help, computer
classes, arts and crafts, music and
drama, sports and games, teen pro-
grams, gardening, health and fitness,
cooking and life skills classes. Call the
office at 261-1075 after 2 p.m. weekdays
for information and enrollment details.
* Nassau Civitan Club service organ-
ization meets at noon the second and
fourth Thursdays at Slider's. Call
Norma Norris at 491-9996 or Joyce
Menz at 321-2526.
* Nassau County 4-H is open to
youth ages 5-18 and adult volunteers
excited to learn more about leadership,
citizenship and life skills. For informa-
tion on becoming a member or adult vol-
unteer, contact the Nassau County
Extension Service at (904) 879-1019 or
* Nassau County Group of the
Sierra Club is an environmental organi-
zation that meets at 7 p.m. the first
Wednesday at the Council on Aging
building, 1367 South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call Joan Altman at
* Nassau County Home Educators
Support Group for home-schooling par-
ents meets the third Thursday at 7 p.m.
Call 225-9160 for location or visit geoci-
* Nassau County Master Gardener
volunteers are trained by County
Horticultural Extension agents and are
required to serve 75 volunteer hours
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year one of their accreditation and 35
volunteer hours and 10 advance training
hours annually in all subsequent years
to maintain their certification as Master
Gardeners. For information on the
Master Gardener program and applica-
tion requirements, contact Becky Jordi,
horticultural extension agent, at 548-
1116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Nassau County NAACP civil rights
organization meets at 6 p.m. for the
executive committee meeting and 7 p.m.
for the branch meeting the second
Monday at the Peck Center, 516 South
10th St., Fernandina Beach.
* Nassau County NAACP Youth
Council meets at 5 p.m. the first
Monday at the Peck Center, 516 South
10th St., Fernandina Beach. Call 321-
* Nassau County Democratic Party
meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of
each month at the County Building on
Pages Dairy Road in Yulee. The meet-
ing is open to all registered Democrats.
For more information visit www.nas-
saudems.org or e-mail info@nas-
* Nassau County Republican Party
meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday at
the County Commission Building in
Yulee. Call 261-5104 or visit www.nas-
* Nassau County Retired Educators
Association meets the third Tuesday of
each month from September to May at
various locations. For information, con-
tact Stanley Lofton at 225-9365 or
Stephanie Manwell at (912) 729-4173.
* Nassau County Writers and Poets
Society for people who enjoy writing
meets the third Saturday. Times and
locations vary. Contact Cara at
* Nassau Detachment of the Marine
Corps League veterans' organization
meets at 7:05 p.m. the first Wednesday
at The Kraft Athletic Club-Ten Acres,
961023 Buccaneer Trail, Fernandina
Beach. Call Gail Davis at 491-8106.
* Nassau Federated Republican
Women meet monthly at the Golf Club
of Amelia. Social at 11:30 a.m., meeting
at noon, normally meet the second
Friday. Remainder of 2009 are Sept. 18,
Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 11. For reser-
vations call Cherie Billings at 904-277-
* The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association meets the second
Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
at the Ten Acres Kraft Athletic Club.
Social is at 7 p.m. on the fourth
Wednesday and features a guest speak-
er. Membership is open to the public.
For information call 261-9481 or visit
* The Newcomers Club of Amelia
Island is open to all women who reside
in Nassau County (no matter how long
you have lived here). For information,
or call 225-8098.
separate chambers, the combination of
which produces a blast of hot gas that is very
effective at warding off predators Creationists and
Evolutionists sometimes quarrel about such
seemingly well-designed defenses, because it isn't
readily apparent how such a complicated system
could evolve in small incremental steps Perhaps
the opposition between creationism and evolution is
unnecessary Could not God have created a universe
in which evolution works to continually create new
species? Many biologists have thought so, and thus
they see their work as unraveling the incredible and
ongoing mystery of creation When we learn something
new about nature, in the
process we get a glimpse into
the mind of God
Daniel Frome and
Michelle Lindsey Carter of
Tampa were married on July
11, 2009, at the Sandals
Resort in Negril, Jamaica.
Daniel is the son of
Christine and Zeb Turner of
Fernandina Beach and
Edward Frome of Hartford,
England, and Michelle is the
daughter of the late Jimmy
Randall Carter and Anita
Carter of Jacksonville and
Linda Carter of St. Marys,
Upon their return, a recep-
tion was held at the Golf Club
of North Hampton on Aug. 1,
2009. Daniel and Michelle
reside in Tampa.
Cheri LeAnne Foster and
Nicholas George Nicholls,
both of Yulee, will be married
at noon April 8, 2010, in
Jacksonville aboard the
Carnival Fascination cruise
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Jerry and Paula
Foster of Fernandina Beach.
The groom-elect is the son of
Buddy and Val Cook of
McIntyre and Michael Terrell
White, both of Yulee, were
married at 4 p.m. Sept. 12,
2009, at Amelia Island
Plantation with Elder Emory
Wingard Sr. officiating. The
reception followed the cere-
The bride is the daughter
of Elijah and Monica Rainey
of Yulee. The groom is the
son of Peter and Betty
* Sigma Alpha Lambda is
proud to announce that Bailee
Kai Roland of Fernandina
Beach has recently become
recognized as a member of
Sigma Alpha Lambda, nation-
al leadership and honors
organization at the University
Sigma Alpha Lambda is
dedicated to promoting and
rewarding academic achieve-
ment and providing members
* Navy Seaman Alexander
C. Cheshire, son of Cynthia
M. Collins of Fernandina
Beach, recently completed
U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command,
Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Cheshire completed a
variety of training, which
included classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations," an
Mr. and Mrs. Frome
Mr. Nicholls, Miss Foster
Williams of Atlanta, Ga.
Amanda Erin Barry and
David Owen Bultman, both of
Summerville, S.C., will be
married at 6 p.m. Aug. 28,
2009, on the beach in Isle of
Palms, S.C. The reception will
follow at the VFW in Isle of
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Darryl and
Brenda Harden of
Fernandina Beach. The
groom-elect is the son of Tom
and Victoria Bultman of
nities for com-
Roland the daughter
of Debbi and
of Fernandina Beach.
exercise that gives recruits
the skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the
basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in each
recruit through the practical
application of basic Navy
skills and the core values of
honor, courage and commit-
ment. Its distinctly "Navy" fla-
vor was designed to take into
account what it means to be a
Cheshire is a 2007 gradu-
ate of First Coast High School
* Dustin and Ashley
Nichole Hill of Gainesville
announce the birth of a son,
Jonathan Brayden Ray Hill,
born at 9:16 p.m. May 7, 2009,
in Gainesville. The baby
weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces
and measured 21 3/4 inches
Paternal grandparents are
Skip Hill of St. Simons Island,
Ga., and Carol Flowers of
Gainesville. Maternal grand-
parents are Johnny and
Brenda Cooner of Yulee.
Bud and Dot Hill of Hilliard,
Joe and Nora Ann Mayes of
Yulee and Wilbur and
Frances Caves of Lake Placid.
* Joshua and Leah Ryals
of Fernandina Beach
announce the birth of a son,
Jansen Wayne Ryals, born at
2:10 p.m. July 28, 2009, in
Thomaston, Ga. The baby
weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces
and measured 19 inches in
Paternal grandparents are
Jack and Suzanne Bass of
Fernandina Beach. Maternal
grandparents are Bob and
Trish Hicks of Wasaw.
Melba and Isaac Shiver and
Juanita Ryals, all of
* Brian and Amanda
Reeder of Fernandina Beach
announce the birth of a
daughter, Hailey Marie
Reeder, born at 7:07 p.m.
June 29, 2009, at Baptist
Medical Center in downtown
Jacksonville. The baby
weighed 3 pounds 10.9
ounces and measured 16 3/4
inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Bobby Reeder of Athens, Ala.,
and the late Diane Reeder.
Maternal grandparents are
Michael King of Fernandina
Beach and Diane (Mark)
Jones of Napoleonville, La.
ents are Nerle and Grace Earl
Holland and Cecil Drury, all
of Fernandina Beach, and the
late Floyd King and Wynelle
Drury. Paternal great-grand-
parents are James and
Frances Reeder of Athens,
Ala., and Kenneth and Mary
McGowan of Starke.
* A "People With Cancer"
support group meets from 7-
8:30 p.m. the second
Wednesday. The facilitator is
Dr. Joel Carter, radiation
oncologist and cancer sur-
vivor. The group offers sup-
port for handling the emo-
tional needs resulting from a
cancer diagnosis for patients
and their family members.
Call Susan Parry at 261-
0701, ext. 117, or Frances
Bartelt at ext. 102.
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Science, faith and God living on the inside
Crunch, crack, bend - as we
watched, it collapsed. The
look on our teacher's face
said it all. He knew it was
going to happen. The classroom
filled with wonder as the object in
front of us continued to fold and
Of all the high school classes I
took, science was my favorite.
Though I was a bit distracted by
social issues, and as a result not the
greatest student, anytime we got to
engage in a science project, I was all
over it. From dissecting frogs to cre-
ating flammable gases, I found it all
fascinating. Nothing, however,
caught my attention quite like the
day I watched the steel one-gallon
can fold into a twisted mass right in
front of my eyes. Nobody was even
don't try this at
home, but here's
how it worked. Our
. teacher took an
metal can and
washed it out thor-
oughly. With the lid
PULPIT off he placed the
NOTES can in a special
holder and then put
a small Bunsen
Pastor burner under it and
Rob Goyette began heating it up.
Once it was good
and hot, he carefully screwed the lid
back on and shut the burner off. The
results were astounding. Suddenly,
as we all stared at it, the hot can col-
lapsed. It was as if some huge invisi-
ble creature had come into the room,
grabbed the can in its hand, and
began crushing it. I'm not talking
about putting a few little dents in it.
I'm talking about crushing it.
Our teacher, being the good
teacher that he was, seized the
moment. "Here's how it works," he
said, enjoying our undivided atten-
tion. "By heating up the can, all the
air on the inside rises out the lid.
Once the lid is back on, and the heat
turned off, no air can come back in.
The result - the atmospheric pres-
sure on the outside of the can is
greater than what's on the inside and
the can caves in.
Before that time, I never under-
stood what atmospheric pressure
was. Now I know. Not just through
my science class but through life
itself. Have you ever noticed how
when life's circumstances heat up
and all our inner strength seems to
leave our bodies, how the pressures
on the outside can literally begin to
crush us? I have.
Thankfully, God has left us with a
remedy. The Bible is very clear. If we
acknowledge our need for a savior,
and invite Jesus into our heart to be
Lord of our lives, He has promised to
take up His residence on the inside
of us. The wonderful thing is that
when life heats up, He doesn't leave.
To me that's awesome.
Think about it. When all of life is
crushing down around you, if you've
invited Jesus into your heart, there's
no reason to fear. The presence of
God on the inside is greater than the
pressures of life on the outside.
Sure, I know that even good
church going people can crumble
under the weight of difficult circum-
stances, but I guarantee you it's
never because God has forsaken
them. A more likely reason is
because the place in their life that
belonged to God was somehow filled
up with other things. That, by the
way, is not a word of correction to
you who are reading this, but rather
a public confession from my own life.
Either way, the message of hav-
ing God, the creator of all things,
dwelling on the inside of you by His
Spirit, is both intimate and essential
to having a life of peace and victory.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
New music programs
The Music Ministry at Memorial
United Methodist Church invite you to
join it this Fall. It is adding two new
groups to the program - Beginning
Bells (intergenerational) and Liturgical
Dance for ages 5-7. You are also invited
to join one of the many other groups -
Cherub Choir, Kids' Choir, Youth Choir,
Liturgical Dance, Campanelli Dolci,
Bellissimo Bells, Orchestra, Praise and
Worship Team, Ladies' Ensemble,
Worship Choir and Chancel Choir. Call
Beth Jurovcik, director of Music Minis-
tries, at 261-5769, or e-mail beth@mum-
conline.com for more information.
Join a special prayer breakfast at 9
a.m. Aug. 22 at Lil Al's Restaurant,
551705 US 1, Hilliard. The theme is
"Prayer for Today; Hope for Tomor-
row." This is a ministry of Impact Your
World Church and Pastor Kalvin
On Aug. 23 at 3 p.m., Mount Horeb
Missionary Baptist Church will host an
Appreciation Program for Deacon Gus
Alderman, a lifelong member Deacon of
the church. Mount Horeb is located at
58552 Cooperneck Road, Hilliard,
(Lessie Community). The Rev. William
Jones is the pastor. The program is
sponsored by the Mt. Horeb Home
Mission. All are welcome.
First Presbyterian Church will host
a Ministry Fair on Aug. 23 in Jim
Thomas Hall from 9:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Booths representing the missions, min-
istries, studies, events and opportuni-
ties available the church will fill the hall.
There will be games, door prizes, lots of
food, an Ugly Tie Contest and fellow-
ship. Nursery and preschool will be
Worship and lunch
Join Salvation Army Hope House
each Tuesday at noon for its Weekly
Worship Service and Fellowship Lunch.
For information, call 321-0435 or stop
by the Hope House, 410 South Date St.
'Living Proof simulcast
On Aug. 28-29 Beth Moore is bring-
ing Living Proof Live to her hometown
of Green Bay, Wis. Thanks to simulcast
satellite technology, she'll spend that
weekend at First Baptist Church, too.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased
at the church. For more information,
Amelia Baptist Church will host a
screening of the movie "Fireproof' on
Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. This inspirational con-
temporary film looks at what a couple
does to save and restore their marriage.
Dinner for all and child care through
age 12 will be provided at no cost. RSVP
your child care needs to 261-3042.
'God's Active Menf
Historic Macedonia African
Methodist Episcopal Church, 202 S.
Ninth St., Fernandina Beach, presents
"God's Active Men" at 11 a.m. Aug. 30.
The call is out to all men and their fami-
lies to join the men of Fernandina
Beach as they give thanks and praise to
God. There will be scripture, a gospel
jubilee, gospel choir and praise band,
and a word from God by Pastor Ewing.
Everyone is welcome. For information
call 261-4114 or (904) 310-6377.
Grace promotion ceremony
Grace Community Church will hold
a promotion ceremony as children
graduate to new church classes on
Sunday, Aug. 30. In addition, the chil-
dren's ministry is expanding.
New curriculum for children's pro-
gramming starts that Sunday. This year,
the church begins unique curriculum in
which every class, regardless of age,
learns the same Bible lesson. In addi-
tion, the new curriculum provides cor-
responding in-home, family worship
materials for review during the week.
Grace Community Church worships
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Yulee Middle
School's caf6torium, 85439 Miner Road.
Contact Pastor Dave Bradsher at pas-
email@example.com, 491-0363 or
The pastor and congregation of
Franklintown United Methodist
Church, 1415 Lewis St., American
Beach invite the community to "Friends
and Family Day" Aug. 30 at 11 a.m.
The church opens its doors to the
community as it celebrates coming
together in "Prayer, Praise and Pur-
pose." Bring friends and family and
come as you are to the Lord's sanctuary
by the beach. Dinner will be servedim-
mediately following the service. Call
277-2726 for directions.
Rally Day for children and youth will
be Aug. 30 at First Presbyterian, begin-
ning at 9:50 a.m. Nursery, toddlers, pre-
school and kindergarten will meet in
their classrooms in Noah's Place. First
and second graders will meet in the
Power Lab and third through fifth
graders will meet in the Kidmo theater.
Middle school students will meet in the
Skate Room in the Youth Center. Senior
high youth will meet in Faith Cafe at
12:15 p.m. for lunch and Bible study.
Parents are invited to Breakfast &
Conversation in Jim Thomas Hall at 10
a.m. Call to confirm your attendance.
20s & 30s Bible Study
Grace Community Church
invites Nassau County resi-
dents under 40 years old to a
special Bible study for those in
their 20s and 30s. The small
group meets weekly in Yulee
and it is open to the public.
Come join the fun, fellowship
and food while meeting new
people and discussing impor-
tant issues related to your spe-
cific generation and life stage.
For more information, contact
Pastor Dave Bradsher at 491-
0363 or www.gracenassau.
com. You may also sign-up
online at www.facebook.com/
Community Bible Study is
an interdenominational organi-
zation committed to helping
people of every age grow in
their knowledge and love of
Jesus Christ. Individuals from
all backgrounds and levels of
Bible knowledge are invited to
join one of the weekly classes
that begin in September. For
further information, contact
the appropriate class coordina-
* Wednesday morning
women and children (infant
and home schooled): Kathleen
* Monday evening men:
Tony Taylor, 321-0785
* Monday evening women:
Linda Bell, 261-0569
* Monday evening teens:
Jeanne Scott, 491-9849
* Monday evening E-teen
(middle school): Bobbie
The Amelia Island
Women's Evening Community
Bible Study invites you to join
an in-depth, non-denomination-
al study of the Book of Acts.
Meetings will be Monday
evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church, 961167
Buccaneer Trail across from
Harris Teeter. The study
begins Sept. 14.
For more information and
to register, call Michal Polese
at 548-9971 or Linda Bell at
261-0569. Visit www.communi-
Beth Moore study
Amelia Plantation Chapel
will begin an eleven-week Beth
Moore women's Bible study -
Jesus The One And Only -
starting Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.
This is an in-depth study of
the life of Jesus based on the
book of Luke. Through video
and group study, participants
will join Moore on a life-chang-
ing journey that leads through
the hills of Galilee with the
Teacher, across the lake with
the Master, and finally on the
road toward the cross with the
Savior - getting to know Jesus
intimately, as though walking
with Him during His earthly
The study includes a work-
book for a cost of $15. A nurs-
ery will be provided upon
advance notice. For informa-
tion or to register call the
chapel office, 277-4414, or e-
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Sunday School...................................... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship ................................ 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ..........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ....................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road * County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
August 23, 2009 * 9:15 a.m.
"Remembering Who You Are"
Guest Preacher. Chaplain Jim Tippins
MUSIC: "Eternal Life"
"And The Father Will Dance"
-ALL ARE WELCOME-
The Chapel is located behind
The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation
36 Bowman Road
(904) 277- 4414
515 Centre Street
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the
corner of 8th &
8:30 am &10:00 am
Holy Eucharist 904-261-4293
12:10 pm www.stpetersparish.org
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 * Rev. Mark Stiles
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Come Worship with us where
the Bible is our only Authority.
Church Services: 11am
YMCA on Citrona / 225-5368
In the heart of
9 N. 6m Street
Dr. Holton Stegling
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday School 9:50a
www. 1 stpres-fb.com
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 - 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service - 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday - Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccaneer Tr, & Gerbing Road, Fernandina Bchl
For More Information Call: 261-9527
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Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor
--- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
--- Vacation Bible School ---
July 12 thru 17
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Across from Fort Clinch State Park
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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
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Our province is a founding member of the Anglican Church
of North America
As Anglicans we believe:
* the Bible is the inspired Word of God
* In God the Father who created us
* In a Jesus Christ His Son who saved us
* In the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us
As Anglicans we worship using the traditional Liturgy in the
1928 Book of Common Prayer, Affirming the Nicene and the Apostle's Creed.
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Morning Prayer 4th Sunday of each month 10.00 am
Rev J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 * www.HolyTrinityAnglican.org
Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
Sao call 904-277-0"550
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... .9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ........... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
innovative Style, ContemporawyMusic, CasualAtmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd
Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 10:30
Small group bible study Sunday morn. @ 9:15am
KidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @ 10'30am Sunday
Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecting with Christ.. Connecting with People.
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee. FL 32097 Fax 225-0809
Living W waters IRSTMISSIONARYBAPTIST
world outreach 20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Contemporary Worship Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
^.' SUN 9:30am The Church in the
Heart of the City
WED 7:00pm With the Desire to be in the
Youth, Nursery & Hearts of All People
Childfren s Ministlries Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
SSunday Scool 9:30 a.m.
321-2117 Morig Worship 11 a.m.
Rob & Christie Goyette Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Senior Pastors On A me st of ia Im Island WednesdayM"weekService 7-9p.m.
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For 2-Day Event
First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Rev. Jeff Overton, Sr Pastor
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FRIDAY, August 21, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
Habitat holding workshops
Nassau Habitat for
Humanity will hold workshops
for prospective buyers and
accept applications to buy
Habitat homes built on Amelia
To get an application, an
applicant must attend a Nassau
Habitat Family Selection
Workshop to learn about
Habitat's program. Three
workshops will be held in the
reception area of the Peck
Center on Saturday, Sept. 26
at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7
p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2
p.m. The Peck Center is locat-
ed at 516 South 10th St. in
These Family Selection
Workshops explain the eligi-
bility requirements, how the
selection process works and
what commitments a family
must make to buy a Nassau
Habitat home. The sessions
last about an hour, with ques-
tion and answer time after-
Nassau Habitat offers 2
and 3 bedroom homes, built
on land that Nassau Habitat
All applicants are evaluat-
ed based on their need for safe,
affordable housing, their abil-
ity to partner with family and
friends and with Nassau
Habitat to meet the 300 hour
"Sweat Equity" requirement
and the family's ability to repay
a zero interest mortgage for
the home. Applicants must
demonstrate annual income of
between $15,000 and $41,000
to afford a Nassau Habitat
home being built in
Nassau Habitat has just
completed its 25th affordable
home. Families are selected
for these homes without
regard to race, color, national
origin, religion, sex, family sta-
tus or disability.
As part of a non-profit
Christian ministry, Nassau
Habitat works to eliminate
inadequate housing in Nassau
County, one home at a time.
Homes are built largely by vol-
unteers working alongside
future Habitat families.
Local businesses also sup-
port Nassau Habitat by dis-
counting or donating new
materials and labor. These
efforts all help keep down the
cost of a Nassau Habitat home.
For further information
about Nassau Habitat or these
workshops, please call 277-
0600 or visit NassauHabitatfor
Humanity.org. The office is
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Largest oak contest
Manzie & Drake Land
Surveying is holding a
"Largest Live Oak Tree" in
Nassau County contest
through Oct. 31.
The last time this event
was held in 2001, there was a
tie between 573 Marsh Hen
Lane and CR 108 north of
Lessie Road, which each had
trees measuring 98.5 inches
in diameter. Most entrants
were from Amelia Island.
This time entries are
encouraged from all over
Nassau County. The winner
will receive a plaque with a
photo, latitude and longitude,
size and location.
Call Manzie & Drake Land
Surveying at 491-5700, 888-
832-7730 or e-mail mike-
The inaugural Amelia
Island Garden Show hosted
by the Fernandina Farmers
Market will roll out nature's
brightest colors for two days
on March 6-7, 2010 in Central
With growers and nurs-
eries from around the state,
the Amelia Island Garden
Show will feature more than
50 vendors with a full assort-
ment of flowers, plants, trees
and palms, orchids, bonsai,
water pond accessories,
native plants, butterfly-friend-
ly plants, shrubs and garden
accessories. Get on-site
expert advice about how to
"green" your home, yard and
garden and enjoy the short
presentations and demonstra-
tions from sustainable gar-
dening to the cooking with
herbs at the "Ask the Expert"
There will be live local
music and the vendors of the
Fernandina Farmers Market
will move to Central Park for
The market, is open Satur-
day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Seventh and Centre streets.
Call 491-4872 or visit
Nassau Sierra Club will
host a guided kayak/canoe
trip to Simpson Creek (Little
Talbot Island) on Aug. 29.
A AMELIA ISLAND
This trip is open to the public.
The three- to four-hour trip
will depart the "Kayak
Amelia" concession at Little
Talbot State Park at 9 a.m. It
will be about a five-mile pad-
dle, with a stop for lunch on
the sandbar or Bird Island.
Paddlers will experience
maritime forests, desert-like
dunes, undisturbed salt marsh
and a variety of wildlife and
native and migratory birds.
Participants with their own
boats can launch at Kayak
Amelia; those without kayaks
can rent either single ($30) or
tandem ($45). Kayak Amelia
will waive the launch fee and
offer renters a 10 percent dis-
The paddle will be in calm
water and is suitable for
beginners. A personal flota-
tion device is required; they
can be rented from Kayak
Amelia. Also recommended
are sun protection, insect
repellent, food and drinking
The trip will be led by Len
Kreger, a certified Sierra
Outings Leader; RSVP at
The Nassau County Bird
Club will hold a field trip to
Huguenot Park on Sept. 5 at 8
a.m., rain or shine. Entry fee
is $1 per car.
Cross the Nassau Sound
Bridge and go 8.2 miles south
on AlA to the blinking light.
Turn left to enter the park. Go
half a mile to the General
Store, park there.
Target birds are the Piping
Whimbrel Reddish Egret,
Gulls and Terns.
Bring binoculars, field
guide, bug juice, sunscreen,
rain gear, sunglasses, layered
clothing and water. Call Carol
Wyatt at 261-9272 or e-mail
On Sept. 16, Master
Gardener Claudie Speed will
conduct a Landscape Matters
class on wildflowers. The ses-
sion will take place at the
UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden at the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex in Yulee. In case of
inclement weather, the ses-
sion will be held in the EOC
conference room at complex.
The class is free and open to
the public. For more informa-
tion, see the extension web-
site at: http://nassau.ifas.ufl.
ters/landmatters.html or con-
tact Horticulture Extension
Agent Rebecca Jordi at 548-
On Sept. 29 the Extension
Service will offer a Limited
Certification Workshop for
Register by Sept. 18 by e-
mailing Rebecca Jordi at rljor-
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 548-1116.
The workshop will be held at
the FCCJ Betty Cook Cam-
pus. Sessions are 8:45 a.m.-
3:45 p.m., a full six-hour day
required to sit for LCLM test.
A partial session is offered
for recertification from 8:45
a.m.-1:30 pm. Recertification
requirement is 4 CEUs. Full
day cost is $50 and includes 2
textbooks, notebook, hand-
outs and lunch; the half-day
session costs $25 and
includes handouts, refresh-
ments and lunch.
Once payment is received,
the participant will be regis-
tered. Make checks to Nas-
sau County Extension, and
mail to: Nassau County Ex-
tension, 543350 US 1, Calla-
han, FL 32011. No money will
be accepted at the door.
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FRIDAY, August 21, 2009 NEWS News-Leader
School year starts Monday
The first day of school in Nassau County
Students will be released early
(see chart below for times at individual
Students have two weeks until the first
holiday - Monday, Sept. 7, Labor Day.
There are 180 school days. Students are
out for teacher planning days, staff develop-
ment days and holidays such as
Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Teacher planning days are Oct. 26-27.
The Veterans Day holiday is Nov. 11.
Thanksgiving break is Nov. 25-27.
Christmas break is Dec. 21-Jan. 4.
Students are off Jan. 18, Jan. 22, Feb. 15,
April 22 and May 31 for holidays or teacher
Spring break is the week of April 5-9.
The last day of school is June 9.
Atlantic Elementary School is closed this
year. Its students have been transferred to
either Southside or Emma Love Hardee ele-
2009-2010 School Year Information
Time Time rly
School School Early
Begins Ends T
(AM) (PM) Time
Bryceville Elementary School 7:45 1:30 10:45
Callahan Elementary School 8:05 2:00 11:00
Callahan Intermediate School 7:45 2:00 10:40
Callahan Middle School 9:15 3:15 12:10
Emma Love Hardee Elementary School 7:40 2:15 11:20
Fernandina Beach High School 8:50 2:55 12:20
Fernandina Beach Middle School 8:40 2:50 12:15
Hilliard Elementary School 7:45 1:55 11:00
Hilliard Middle Senior High School 9:10 3:20 12:30
Southside Elementary School 7:45 1:45 11:00
West Nassau High School 9:05 3:25 12:30
Yulee Elementary School 7:40 2:15 11:15
Yulee High School 9:15 3:30 12:40
Yulee Middle School 9:23 3:35 12:45
Yulee Primary School 7:50 2:00 11:15
Early Release Days: 8/24/09 (first day), 12/18/09, 6/9/10 (last day)
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School lunch menu
features new items
To meet the expectations of
students while following feder-
al nutritional guidelines, Nassau
County School Board's Food
Service is making some new
additions for this coming school
The new student-selected
menu items will include: Sushi,
Cuban sandwiches, Turkey and
Virginia Ham, Ciabatta Panini
sandwiches, Beef Teriyaki
Dippers, Gourmet Kettle Corn
During the last school year
students and food managers
were able taste test and vote
on the new menu item addi-
tions for this school year.
"We still offer the best deal
in town for good tasting and
nutritional meals," said Allyn
Graves, director of food service
for the Nassau County School
Elementary students pay
$1.25 for breakfast and sec-
Sushi, Cuban sandwiches, Turkey and
Virginia Ham, Ciabatta Panini sandwiches,
Beef Teriyaki Dippers, Gourmet
Kettle Corn and more.
ondary students pay $1.50
(qualified reduced breakfast
students pay 30 cents).
Elementary students pay $1.75
for lunch and secondary stu-
dents pay $2.25 (qualified
reduced lunch students pay 40
"Our department's primary
focus is making sure our stu-
dents eat and make healthy
food choices, because they
will perform better academi-
cally and physically, which fol-
lows our district's School
Program. We want our students
and their parents to know,
we offer the healthiest and
best tasting breakfasts and
lunches in Nassau County at
an affordable price," said
Nassau County School
Board's Food Service serves
more than 1.8 million meals
and snacks, which meet strict
nutritional requirements each
year. That is approximately
10,500 meals per day.
The department brings in
more than $1.8 million in fed-
eral monies to the district.
Parents are encouraged to
contact 491-9924 or go to
www.nassau.kl2.fl.ed to learn
more about the schools' food
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Yulee's Cassidy w
Josh Cassidy, who led the
county in hitting with a .452 bat-
ting average last season, is the
first Yulee High School base-
ball to sign to play on the next
Cassidy, 18, will play next
spring at Hiram College in
Hiram, Ohio, just south of
Cleveland. It's a Division III
four-year school, so Cassidy
won't be playing on scholar-
ship. But he did secure aca-
demic grants set aside for
"I was offered by a bunch
of other places ... but they
couldn't match what Hiram
did," Cassidy said.
Cassidy was an all-county
selection his senior season and
was honorable mention the two
prior seasons. Along with the
.452 batting average, he had 33
hits with six RBIs, scored 27
runs and had an on-base aver-
age of .565 his final season with
"He was definitely one of the
hardest workers," YHS Coach
Will Minor said. "You could
always find him in the cages.
Josh Cassidy at bat this
spring for the Hornets.
"He didn't have a whole lot
of power, but he was always on
base somehow. He's strong, but
not real big (5-foot-6, 165
pounds). He worked really hard
to make himself the best play-
er he could be."
Cassidy started playing T-
ball at the tender age of 3 and
continued through high school,
playing junior varsity his fresh-
man year at Fernandina Beach
rill play baseball
before transferring to Yulee ^
High School, where he played
three years of varsity baseball.
ii ,.: tough decision, but
I eventually decided on Yulee,"
Cassidy logged time at
shortstop his junior year, but
he was the Hornets' starting
second baseman last season.
"He was like a field rat,"
Minor said. "He's usually one of
the first ones to get there and
always the last to leave. At the
end of last year, I said, 'Why
don't I just give you a key?"'
Minor said a couple of Yulee
players have walked on at jun- .,',! i coi
ior colleges but Cassidy is the
first to sign. M Uin.wo
"He's our first player to get 4,& o4 pi
an opportunity to play at the
next level," Minor said. "Getting
a spot is the biggest thing, espe-
cially for baseball, because they
don't have a lot of scholarship
money, even the big schools."
Cassidy said a highlight of
his senior season with the
Hornets was the week the team
took on Bishop Snyder, Orange Josh Cassidy, a recent grace
Park and Mandarin. player to sign to play on th
"I was 8-for-9 the whole fall in Ohio, just outside of
week," he said. "That was a and Chrystal Dietz. Also pi
good week for me." baseball coach Will Minor.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21,2009
NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
at Hiram College
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
duate of Yulee High School, is the school's first baseball
e collegiate level. He will be attending Hiram College this
f Cleveland. Cassidy is flanked by his parents Rocky Cassidy
pictured are little brother Adam Cassidy, 10, and YHS head
Sailing club holds
annual Bikini Race
For the News-Leader
The Amelia Island Sailing
Club held its annual Bikini Race
Aug. 15. So named, not for the
attire worn, but because a
female crew-member must
steer the boat throughout the
Race committee chairman
Joe Bowen established an 11-
mile course starting just west of
Fort Clinch at red buoy 2. The
boats headed east towards the
ocean passing buoy YF to star-
board (right), then onto red 18,
where they turned and head-
ed back into Cumberland
Sound, completing the remain-
der of the course, rounding five
other buoys before passing the
finish line at red buoy 10 just off
the downtown marina.
As usual, the start was quite
a sight as the competing boats,
weighing up to 16,000 pounds,
jockeyed for position to be the
first boat across the line.
Sometimes only a couple of feet
apart, the captains could be
heard shouting commands,
winches were heard turning
and sails flapped as the boats
approached the start.
When the starting gun
sounded (OK it was only a
horn), Flamingo and Sunday
Mornin' Jazz crossed the line
abreast of each other. The rest
of the fleet was bunched just
behind the leaders. As with
every race, after the boats
crossed the starting line, they
spread out as each captain
chooses a direction, allowing
for tacking and current, that he
thought would get them to the
next buoy first.
Mother Nature did her
share by supplying adequate
winds to propel the fleet at
upwards of 7 knots. Three
boats, Baby Blooz, Sunday
Mornin' Jazz and Flamingo,
took an early lead and, although
challenged throughout the
race, they held onto their lead.
Mast Confusion and Aquilla
fought a duel through five
marks, sometimes less than six
feet separating them as they
turned around the buoys.
The race became even more
challenging as the boats head-
ed south from Cumberland
Island towards the finish line
at the downtown marina. As it
turned out, the course, incom-
ing tide and wind direction
combined to force the boats to
navigate through the shallows
just west of the outer marker.
Baby Blooz ,which had been
clearly in the lead, suddenly
ran aground. The crew lost pre-
cious minutes and its com-
manding lead getting the boat
In the end, Flamingo, cap-
tained by Jennifer Bowen, took
first Place; Baby Blooz, with
Capt. Marianne Gruber at the
helm, took second; and Sunday
Mornin' Jazz with Capt. Barba-
ra Sokolowski took third Place.
Anyone interested in the
Amelia Island Sailing Club
should contact Commodore
Charles Steinkamp at 583-3156.
Sunday Mornin' Jazz, Jade, Mary Wanderer and Baby Blooz, top from left, head for
the first buoy during the Bikini Race. Gale Burns, Nancy Van Lonkhuyzen and
Martha Beard, above from left, took turns steering Mast Confusion during the race.
Get ready for a day of fun
and sportsmanship. Nassau
County Sheriff Tommy Sea-
graves invites everyone to "I
Shot with the Nassau County
Sheriff." The sporting clay
tournament is set for Oct. 8, at
Amelia Shotgun Sports in
Yulee, 86300 Hot Shot Trail.
Test your skills against
Sheriff Seagraves and other
local law enforcement officers
while raising money for a good
cause, Cops and Kids Founda-
tion. Registration begins at 9
a.m. The shoot starts at 10 a.m.
Lunch and an awards ceremo-
ny will begin at 1 p.m.
Form a two-person team for
$500 or a four-person team for
$800. Send entries and payment
to Larry Boatwright at Nassau
County Sheriff's Office, 76001
Bobby Moore Circle, Yulee, FL
32097. Call him at 548-4027 or
e-mail him at lboatwright@nas-
Proceeds from the event
benefit Cops and Kids Foun-
dation. It's part of the Sheriff's
Foundation of Nassau County,
Inc. The goal is to promote pub-
lic safety through education,
public awareness and charita-
The Cops and Kids program
allows disadvantaged youth in
Nassau County to shop for
school supplies or Christmas
presents with a Nassau County
UP NEXT: Playing their sec-
ond game in a six-day
stretch, the Jacksonville
Jaguars (0-1) host the
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-1)
in their first home game of
the 2009 preseason
Saturday at Jacksonville
Municipal Stadium. Kickoff is
set for 7:30 p.m.
SERIES HISTORY: The
Jaguars and Bucs have met
seven times in the preseason
with the Jags leading 5-2.
The Jaguars also lead the
regular season series, 3-1.
This is the eighth consecu-
tive meeting for the teams in
the preseason; the Jags won
the last five, including a 23-
17 win last year at Tampa.
LAST GAME: The Jaguars
lost their preseason opener
12-9 on Monday at Miami.
The Jaguars outgained the
Dolphins 282 yards to 257
but managed just three Josh
Scobee field goals in the
loss. Quarterback David
Garrard played the first quar-
ter while the majority of the
starters along the offensive
line played the entire first
half. Wide receiver Troy
Williamson led the club with
four receptions for 74 yards.
The start of last year's Beach Fun Run/Walk. This year's event is slated for Oct. 17 and proceeds benefit
Communities In Schools of Nassau County.
Beach Fun Run Oct. 17 benefits CIS
The second annual Back-to-School
Beach Fun Run/Walk to benefit
Communities In Schools will be held at 4
p.m. Oct. 17 at Peter's Point Park on
Amelia Island. The 5K (3.1-mile) run or
2K (one-mile) walk includes music, food,
awards and fun for the whole family. Last
year's event drew 125 participants and
this year's event is expected to be even
bigger and better.
The event is open to all adults, chil-
dren and teens. Adult entry is $20 and
sponsors are needed at $10 each to
ensure all students 18 and under run for
The Nassau County school with the
most participants will receive a prize of
$1,000. Hilliard Middle-Senior High won
the prize in 2008 and used the funds to
purchase much-needed equipment. All
other proceeds benefit Communities In
Schools in its efforts to help Nassau
County students succeed in school, grad-
uate and prepare for a productive life.
Phyllis Helmes, CIS board member,
and Liz Kawecki, owner of Y Yoga Inc.,
will be visiting Nassau County middle
and high schools during the seven weeks
prior to the event, offering training tech-
niques and encouragement to participat-
ing students. As a personal trainer and
member of the run committee, Kawecki
brings valuable knowledge and experi-
ence that will prepare the students for a
fun and safe day. Kawecki and Helmes
will assist the students in all aspects of
training, from pre-race warm-up to post-
Registration information is available
Applications will be available at all
Nassau County schools and at the
Communities In Schools office, located
at The Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach. For information
about the organization visit www.cisnas-
sau.org or call Executive Director Susan
Milana at 321-2000.
Jags host Bucs Saturday
The starting defense played
ino the second quarter and
allowed just a field goal.
THE TEAM: Of the Jaguars'
80 roster players, 32 are new
to the team. Jack Del Rio
and his club are looking to
return to the postseason for
the second time in the last
three years after finishing 5-
11 in 2008.
owner Wayne Weaver pro-
moted Gene Smith to the
position of general manager
following the 2008 season.
Smith has served in several
roles in the Jaguars person-
nel department since 1994.
RADIO: Games are broad-
cast on local stations WOKV
AM and FM (690, 106.5) and
the Jaguars Radio Network.
NEXT WEEK: The Jags trav-
el to Philadelphia Aug. 27.
IMPORTANT DATES: The
Jaguars roster is cut to 75 on
Sept. 1 and to 53 Sept. 5.
Kickoff weekend is Sept. 10-
WEBSITE: Visit the jaguars
website at www.jaguars.com.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader
Turtle Trot Sept.5
An earlier start and some free
extras are in store for participants in
this year's Turtle Trot 5K/10 OK race
and 1.5-mile walk on Labor Day
weekend. The annual event will begin
at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 5, a half hour earli-
er than last year.
After the race, runners can freshen
up with a free shower at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center and spend
the rest of the day on Amelia Island.
Those who use the showers should
bring their own towels. Runners and
walkers can present their race bib for
free admission to Fort Clinch State
Park for the remainder of the day. An
awards ceremony with door prizes will
follow the event with a grand prize of
a four-day, three-night stay at the
Amelia Island Plantation.
The race will again feature profes-
sional scoring from 1st Place Sports
in Jacksonville, using an electronic
chip-timing system. The 5K, 10K and
1.5-mile non-competitive walk will
start and finish at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center with the last half of
the 10K running through Fort Clinch
Half-mile and one-mile fun runs for
children 10 and younger will begin at
9 a.m. In another change this year,
the kids' runs will be free. The goal is
to encourage young people to run and
make the entire event more affordable
for families, Hill said. Registration is
required and youth finishers will
receive a ribbon at the end of their
A popular feature is returning this
year - original T-shirt artwork by
Fernandina Beach artist and sea turtle
volunteer Sandra Baker-Hinton. All
pre-registered walkers and 5K/10K
runners will receive a T-shirt with
shirts available on race day while sup-
plies last. Proceeds benefit the Amelia
Island Sea Turtle Watch and sea turtle
patrols inside Fort Clinch State Park
along with the running club's youth
running programs. Entry fees through
Aug. 28 will be $20 per person or $15
for members of Amelia Island
Runners. After Aug. 28 through race
day, the fee will be $25 for everyone.
Pre-registration ends at 2 p.m. Sept.
3, but there will be race-day registra-
tion from 6-7 a.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Entry forms and online registration
are available at the club's website,
Forms are also available at Club 14
Fitness, Red Otter Outfitters and other
locations. Visit the AIR website or call
Axemen host Boston
The Boston 13s have made it into
the second round of the AMNRL play-
offs and will now face the undefeated
Jacksonville Axemen at UNF Aug. 22.
The Axemen need to win this game
and they will be heading to New York
City Aug. 29 for the national champi-
onship game. Kickoff will be moved
forward to 4 p.m. Saturday so fans
may attend the Jaguars' preseason
game at 7:30 p.m. Visit
www.jaxaxe.com for information.
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Sandra Baker-Hinton with this year's artwork she created especially
for the Turtle Trot race T-shirts. Runners and walkers will be able to
meet the artist after the race at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center
and have their T-shirts autographed.
Time to cheer
The Fernandina Beach High
School cheerleaders will hold practice
for the 2009-10 school year with con-
ditioning from 3:15-3:45 p.m.
Monday and Wednesdays and prac-
tices from 3:15-4:15 p.m. Tuesday
and Thursdays. Uniform fees ($40)
are due the first day of school, Aug.
24. A parent meeting will be held from
6-7 p.m. Aug. 25.
Back to School beach run
The second annual Back to School
Beach Fun Run/Walk 5K (3.1 miles)
or 2K (one mile) will be held Oct. 17 at
Peters Point on A1A. The event starts
at low tide, 4 p.m. Registration infor-
mation will be available in August. The
day includes music, food and awards.
Begin training now. Students partici-
pate for free. Proceeds benefit
Communities in Schools.
Run Wildl atWhite Oak
Run Wild! at White Oak Plantation
in Yulee, which benefits Girls on the
Run of Northeast Florida, will be held
Oct. 25 beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Registration closes Oct. 20. The field
is limited to the first 65. No event-day
registration. Fee is $150. No refunds.
All participants must be 18 or older. All
runners are required to sign a waiver
the day of the race.
The adventure includes entry to
the 10-mile run (approximately 10.5
miles) through the trails of an
unspoiled, natural setting; swimming
in the pool after the race; picnic lunch;
raffle; tour on an open-air bus through
Wild Oak's wildlife preserve; goody
bag. Visit GOTRneflorida.org or call
Mad Sunday Shoot
Amelia Shotgun Sports will host
two tournaments in the Mad Sunday
Shoot. Shoot either or both, morning
or evening. The event will be held
Aug. 30 at 86300 Hot Shot Trail in
Yulee for NSCA registered shooters.
Fees are are $60 for NSCA and
hunter, $45 for junior and sub-junior
and $7 for warm-ups. Fees include
breakfast, lunch and awards
For information, call 753-4619 or
548-9818 or e-mail
Patriot Day shoot
Nassau County Fire/Rescue
Professionals Local 3101 will hold the
second annual Patriot Day Sporting
Clay Shoot at Amelia Shotgun Sports,
86300 Hot Shot Trail, Yulee, on Sept.
11. Proceeds benefit the Boys and
Girls Club of Nassau County.
The event consists of five-person
teams shooting at 15 different sta-
tions. The teams with the three high-
est averages will receive awards.
Dinner, awards and raffle will follow
The event begins at 10 a.m. There
is a limit of 150 people for 30 teams.
Pre-registration of $80 will be accept-
ed until Sept. 1 After Sept. 1, the entry
fee is $100. The event is on a first
come, first served basis. For informa-
tion call Chris Gamble at 753-4644.
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; meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Call
Commodore Charlie Steinkamp at
261-5213 or visit www.ameliaisland-
The Nassau County Sports
Association meets at 7 p.m. the first
Tuesday of the month at the county
building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-
1609 for information.
Soccer referee course offered
The following soccer club is host-
ing the Grade 8 (entry level) referee
course. Visit http://fsr-inc.com/
Welcome.aspx to register.
Contact Mike Goodman, director of
coaching of Amelia Island Youth
Soccer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacksonville Soccer Club from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 22 and from 1-6
p.m. Aug. 23 (test night) at Chuck
Rogers soccer park behind First
Christian Church of Jacksonville,
11924 San Jose Road, Jacksonville.
Nassau Challenger Bowling
League for the physically and mental-
ly challenged meets the second
Saturday of the month from 3-5 p.m.
at the Strikers Family Bowling Center
on US 17 in Yulee.
Call Melinda Willaford at 261-3136
for more information.
Baseball and softball umpires can
earn extra cash by joining the fastest
growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City
Contact Terry Padgett at (904)
879-6442 or Aaron Knowles at (904)
962-7184. River City Umpires is cur-
rently recruiting men and women
interested in officiating baseball and
softball and live or work in Baker,
Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St.
Johns or Nassau counties. Visit
Baseball, softball lessons
Baseball and softball lessons are
being offered by Coach Shelly Hall for
ages five to high school. Call 583-
0377 for information.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200
Suite 4 in Yulee, offers step and
sculpt, strength training and abs, body
sculpt and step aerobics. Call 225-
8400 or visit www.anytimefitness.
com. FitKidz for ages 4-11 is also
offered. Call 699-5408 or e-mail reed-
* Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th
St., offers nutritional counseling, per-
sonal training, group fitness and
cycling, strength training and cardio,
childcare, juice bar, tanning and
saunas. Visit www.clubl4fitness.com.
* The McArthur Family YMCA,
1915 Citrona Drive, offers various fit-
ness programs. Call 261-1080. Visit
are also offered in Yulee (call 225-
2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-
* Amelia Island Personal Fitness,
Amelia Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416
Lynndale Road, Suite 100, is a per-
sonal training studio dedicated to pro-
moting lifelong health and fitness
through appropriate exercise and
nutrition, focusing on preventing dia-
betes, cancer and heart disease. Call
GREENWAY TRIALS 8am
at Katie Caples Invite 6 00
at Bob Hans Open 8am
at FIRunnerscorn Open 8am
at Asics Classic 8am
CIS Open 400
at Bronco Bob Open 7am
COUNTY 4 30
Region 1-2A, Tallahassee
State 2A meet, Dade City 8am
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Football
Sept 10 at Yulee 700
Sept 17 HILLIARD 700
Sept 24 WEST NASSAU 700
Oct 1 at Bolles 700
Oct 8 at Camden County 500
Oct 15 atStanton 600
Oct 22 BISHOP KENNY 700
Oct 29 YULEE 700
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 3 at Ponte Vedra/Episcopal 430
Sept 8 BOLLES 400
Sept 10 at Trinity 400
Sept 14 TRINITY 400
Sept 15 at Bolles 400
Sept 17 BISHOP KENNY 400
Sept 21 PROVIDENCE 4 00
Sept 22 EPISCOPAL 4 15
Sept 28 at West Nassau 400
Oct 6 at Providence 400
Oct 14 WEST NASSAU 400
Oct 15 Bishop KennyTBA 400
Oct 19 or 20 District
Oct 26 Region, Haile Plantation
Oct 27-29 State in Lakeland
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 1 BOLLES/PROVIDENCE 400
Sept 2 at Orange Park 400
Sept 9 BISHOP KENNY 400
Sept 11 OAK HALL 400
Sept 16 at Ponte Vedra 330
Sept 23 at Providence 400
Sept 24 ORANGE PARK 400
Sept 29 at Bishop Kenny 400
Sept 30 BOLLES 4 00
Oct 1 at Episcopal 415
Oct 7 Bolles TBA 400
Oct 8 PONTE VEDRA 400
Oct 12 at Oak Hall 400
Oct 19 or 20 District
Oct 26 Region at UF
Nov 2-4 State at Lakeland
The city of Fernandina
Department (city website
www.fbfl. us) offers the follow-
ing programs and activities:
* Adult softball league reg-
istration runs through Aug. 31
at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center. Competitive co-ed
(three home runs per team,
then one up), recreational co-
ed (one home run limit per
team) and church co-ed (two-
home run limit; all players on
a team must be members of
that church) leagues offered.
Team fee is $400 and due
Aug. 31. Captain's meeting is
Sept. 3. Season begins Sept.
14 for competitive and recre-
ational co-ed; Sept. 15 for
church co-ed. Umpires and
scorekeepers are needed.
Call Jason at 277-7256 or e-
* Open basketball is
Monday, Wednesdays and
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on
availability Fee is $1 for city
residents, $3 non-city.
Students free with ID.
* Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $1 for
city residents ($3 non-city).
* Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday. Cost is $3 a day or
$25 a month for city residents
($30 non-city). Personal train-
ing is available. Fee is $30 per
session, $75 per week (three
sessions) or $200 a month
(two sessions per week for
four weeks). Monthly pack-
ages come with dietary analy-
sis and food program. Call
Jay at 277-7364 for a free
* Central Park tennis court
keys may be checked out at
Atlantic Recreation Center
with a $5 deposit, refundable
if returned within a year.
* Youth tennis programs
are offered at Central Park
courts with instructor Lanny
Kalpin. Beginner (ages 5-7)
class on Mondays and
Thursday from 2:30-3:30 p.m.;
beginner to advanced begin-
ners (5-13) from 3:30-4:30
p.m. Monday and Thursday;
beginner to advanced begin-
ner (7-16) Thursdays from
4:30-6 p.m; advance beginner
to intermediate (7-13)
Wednesday and Fridays
from 3-4:30 p.m.; advanced
beginner to intermediate (7-
16) on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Fridays
from 4:30-6 p.m. Maximum of
eight participants in each clin-
ic. One-hour classes are $8 a
day; $12 for classes an hour
and a half. Contact Kalpin at
557-8110 or 491-0255.
* Adult tennis programs
offered at Central Park with
instructor Lanny Kalpin. Sche-
dule: 3.0/3.5 doubles/singles
from 6-7 p.m. and advanced
beginners from 7-8 p.m.
Monday; 3.0/3.5 doubles/
singles from 6-7 p.m. and 7-8
p.m. Tuesday; 3.0/3.5 dou-
bles/singles from 6-7 p.m. and
2.5/3.0 doubles/singles from
7-8 p.m. Wednesday; 3.0/3.5
doubles/singles from 6-7 p.m.
Thursday; and 2.5/3.0 dou-
bles/singles from 8-9 a.m.
Friday. Fee is $66 for city
residents, $71 non-city.
Register at Atlantic Center.
Call 491-0255 or 557-8110.
* Atlantic Center pool pub-
lic swim hours through Oct. 4
are from from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. weekends. Admission is
$3. Pool passes are available.
* MLK Center pool public
swim hours through Oct. 4 are
from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 11
a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends.
Admission is $3.
* Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Center pool.
Deep water aerobics (aqua fit-
ness belts required) is
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month (city
residents) and $55 ( non-city
residents) for one class per
day; $60 (city residents) and
$70 (non-city residents) for
two classes; or $5 for one
class or $10 for two.
* Lap swim is from 6-9 a.m.
and noon to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at the Atlantic
Center. Cost is $2 a day.
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Aug 28 Kickoff at Ponte Vedra 700
Sept 4 at Hilliard 730
Sept 11 BRADFORD 730
Sept 18 PROVIDENCE 730
Sept 25 at West Nassau* 7 30
Oct 2 BOLLES* 730
Oct 9 EPISCOPAL* 730
Oct 23 INTERLACHEN* 7 30
Oct 30 at University Christian* 730
Nov 6 at Yulee* 700
Nov 13 at Matanzas 700
* District games
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Aug 28 Kickoff at Baldwin 700
Sept 4 ARLINGTON CO DAY 700
Sept 11 at Englewood 700
Sept 18 MATANZAS 700
Sept 25 at Episcopal* 730
Oct 9 WEST NASSAU* 7 00
Oct 16 at Bolles* 730
Oct 23 UNIVERSITY CHR * 700
Oct 30 at Interlachen* 7 30
Nov 6 FERNANDINA* 700
Nov 13 atPaxon 700
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Aug 28 Preseasonat Menendez
Aug 31 at Baker County 530/630
Sept 1 at West Nassau 530/630
Sept 3 at Raines* (varsity) 5 30
Sept 8 BAKER COUNTY 530/630
Sept 10 at Hilliard 5/6/7
Sept 11-12 Tourney in Orlando TBA
Sept 15 RIBAULT* (varsity) 530
Sept 17 at Episcopal* 530/630
Sept 21 HILLIARD 5/6/7
Sept 22 BOLLES (JV) 530
Sept 23 ORANGE PARK 5 30/6 30
Sept 26 JV tourney at Menendez
Sept 29 at Yulee* 530/6 30
Oct 1 at Menendez 530/630
Oct 3 at Stanton (varsity) TBA
Oct 5 at Middleburg 530/630
Oct 8 at Bolles* 5 30/6 30
Oct 13 YULEE 530/630
Oct 19 WEST NASSAU** 530/630
Oct 26-29District at Episcopal TBA
* District games
** Senior night
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader
Ken Moore, Jack Healan and Gary Pridemoore, from left, are pictured with a nice
catch of Fernandina Beach "downtown redfish."
jetties excellent for reds
. "I was just about to drop
the anchor at an offshore
hard bottom when I noticed a
long bill sticking straight up
out of the water," said Capt.
Benny Hendrix, skipper of
Baptist Nassau announces
another new addition
to smile abLouit.
A new nursery for your baby.
W T W1 1f It's comfortable, welcoming and as
Open August 2009 up-to-date for babies as our brand new
A spacious new nursery for our tiniest patients Berkman Building is for grown-up
Berkman Building is for grown-up
patients. They're both part of a $24
million building program making our
facilities as technologically advanced
and healing as any in northern Florida.
The new additions at Baptist Nassau
are something the whole community
can smile about.
M medical Center Nassau
1250 South 18th Street * Fernandina Beach
fought this six-
for 30 minutes
released the sail
aboard the local
on a kayak fish-
ing trip and
caught this big
ht e bottom
at the jetty
north of the
Backwater fishermen are
finding plenty of redfish
action close to oyster-laden
shorelines at Amelia City and
Tiger Basin. During a recent
kayak fishing trip, Robby and
Christy Goyette caught and
released some eight redfish
while fishing in Tiger Basin
with live shrimp under a "pop-
ping" float. Christy Goyette
reeled in the largest red
drum at just over 30 inches.
Flounder fishing continues
to be popular at the footsteps
of historical Fort Clinch dur-
ing the falling tide while fish-
ing on the bottom with cut
strips of mullet, live finger
mullet or mud minnows.
Tides Saturday will find a
high tide arriving at 11 a.m.
and a low tide at 5 p.m. at the
entrance of the Amelia River.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to bones@
fbnewsleadercom, mail them
to P.O. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop
them by the office at 511 Ash
St. in Fernandina Beach. Call
Beth Jones at 261-3696 for
NICE CA TCH!
Sharon B. Smith landed this 16.5-pound, 38-inch cobia
about 15 miles out recently. She was "dropping a line
with a pogy on the end, doing some bottom fishing, and
the cobia just scooped it up and kept on swimming," she
said. "I noticed that I was letting more line out than the
depth we were at and started reeling him in and then the
fun began." She was fishing with Jim Wilson and Bob
Gaster, the "Grey Beard Guys."
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association meets the second
Wednesday of each month at
7:30 p.m. and the fourth
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the
Ten Acres Kraft Athletic
Club. Membership is open to
the public. Call 261-9481 or
Nassau Bassmasters, asso-
ciated with the BASS National
Federation and the Florida
BASS Federation, meets the
third Thursday in Yulee.
Membership is open to any-
one at least 16 years old. Call
Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282
or Billy Kittrell at 225-0267.
Visit your local news source online at www.fbnewsleader,.com
the fishing charter boat
"Heavy Hitter." "After a closer
look, I saw deep under the
water a spectacular sailfish
billing ballyhoo. It was quite a
sight to see in the clear off-
shore water condition.
"Immediately I secured
the anchor line and grabbed a
kingfish rod and rigged a live
pogy to the kingfish leader.
After casting the live bait
from the bow of my charter
boat, I watched the sail swim
right up to the live pogy, kill
the pogy with its bill, then
swallow the bait in a matter of
a few seconds."
Hendrix quickly handed
the deeply bent kingfish rod
to his charter client, Tim
Poschel, and it was fight on.
During the 45-minute battle,
the sailfish spent most of the
time jumping and actually
"tail-walking" on the water to
the pleasure of the "Heavy
Hitter" fishing party.
After the beautiful sailfish
was unhooked, revived and
released, Poschel hooked an
even larger game fish while
fishing on the bottom with
live pogies. The fight lasted
some 30 minutes before an
eight-foot tiger shark bit right
through the large saltwater
Closer to shore, Hendrix
reports jetty fishing is excel-
lent for red drum at the tip of
the St. Marys south jetty
rocks during the incoming
"Most of the reds are run-
ning in the 30-inch category,"
he said. "While they are fun
to catch and release for our
charter clients, very few of
the reds are falling in the
legal slot limit, which is 18-27-
Hendrix is fishing dead on
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ROBERT WEINTRAUB/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
The new Amelia Community Theatre adjacent to the old facility at Cedar and Third streets will have seating capacity for 140.
ACT spotlight on new season, new theater
For the News Leader
Tm e casual observer will see
passing through Cedar and
Third streets in the next 12
months five women swim-
mers remembering their lifetimes
of frolics and foibles, a woman des-
perate to improve her life trying to
learn from an alcoholic teacher, a
mismatched pair of squabbling
bachelors, a British army officer
protecting his daughters from a
band of pirates, three strong-willed
women battling over a troubled girl
and a Sherlock Holmes clone hunt-
ing down the person trying to mur-
They are the lead actors in
Amelia Community Theatre's 29th
season, which bows in September.
But stealing the spotlight will be the
opening of the long-awaited $2.15
million new theater in time for the
full-stage Gilbert & Sullivan musi-
cal, "Pirates of Penzance," in April.
The new theater, adjacent to the
ATLANTA- Landslide Records
announces a Sept. 29 release date
for Sean's Blues, a 20-track memori-
al retrospective collection saluting
the late blues guitarist and singer,
Culled from his three commer-
cial album releases from 1996
through 2001, as well as previously
unreleased tracks including three
live songs, Sean's Blues captures
the essence of what made Costello
such a rising star in the blues world
until his tragic death in April 2008,
one day before his 29th birthday. A
portion of the proceeds from the
sale of the album will benefit the
Sean Costello Memorial Fund for
Bi-Polar Research (www.sean-
Six years in the planning, the new theater is a pure
community endeavor Some 300 volunteers involved
in fundraising, architectural design, construction and
administration made the project possible.
old, will increase seating capacity
more than 50 per cent to 140, with
future expansion to 175 planned.
Seats will be more comfortable;
each arranged to provide an unre-
stricted view of the stage. The stage
area will be more than doubled with
enhanced technical features that
will allow larger, more complex pro-
ductions. Lobby and box office
areas will also be significantly larg-
er. On-site parking will accommo-
date a full house.
Six years in the planning, the
new theater is a pure community
endeavor. Some 300 volunteers
involved in fundraising, architectur-
al design, construction and adminis-
tration made the project possible,
along with thousands of ticket buy-
ers and donors. The $1.3 million
raised so far came solely from the
community with no government
funding. On time and on budget,
the new theater is expected to be
ready for "Pirates" preparations in
The old theater, a former school
board office building transformed
into a theater for the 1990 season,
will continue to house a variety of
productions and events.
Opening the 2009-10 season,
"The Dixie Swim Club," which runs
Sept. 10-26, is about five Southern
women whose friendship began on
their college swim team. They meet
for a long weekend every August to
;' salutes late guitarist
costellofund.org). the 1994 Blues Talent Contest spon-
The album's liner notes include scored by the Memphis Beale Street
personal remembrances from Blues Society and later competed in
Landslide Records President the National Blues Talent
Michael Rothschild of Fernandina Competition, which also featured
Beach, who co-produced the compi- Susan Tedeschi. The two met up
lation with Jeff Bakos and recorded again in 1997 and began doing
two albums with Costello in 2000 shows together - first out of
(Cuttin' In) and 2001 (Moanin' for Boston and later Atlanta. Costello
Molasses). Five tracks from those played lead guitar on Tedeschi's
two albums are included in Sean's best selling CD, Just Won't Burn,
Blues. The CD package also con- while she participated in 1998 ses-
tains several previously unpub- sions with his band, two tracks of
lished Costello photos. Landslide which are represented on Sean's
Records is now independently dis- Blues.
tribute in the U.S. by Select-0- Costello released his first album,
Hits. Call the Cops, in 1996, from which
Costello was already a blues gui- three tracks were selected for the
tar prodigy when, at age 15, he won new compilation. They showcase an
recharge those relationships. Free
from husbands, kids and jobs, they
meet at the same beach cottage on
North Carolina's Outer Banks to
catch up, laugh and meddle in each
"Educating Rita," Nov. 5 to 21,
describes the trials and transforma-
tions that a 26-year-old Liverpool
hairdresser goes through to devel-
op from a person without formal
schooling into a student who passes
her university exams with ease and
distinction. She is paired with a dis-
illusioned, alcoholic professor who
has lost all enthusiasm for acade-
mia. A small, intimate comic-drama,
it tells a story of big ideas, with
humor in the writing, but a serious
exploration of class and choice.
'The Odd Couple," Feb. 11-27, is
the classic Neil Simon story about
two men, a neat freak and a slob,
separated from their wives, who live
together despite their differences.
The play has a colorful cast of four
ACT Continued on 2B
already mature blues player of
uncommon sensibility and nuance
well beyond his years, with an obvi-
ous command of blues, soul and
Throughout the 20 tracks on
Sean's Blues, Costello is backed by
BLUES Continued on 2B
OUT AND ABOUT
/ FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
For the News-Leader
The Gullah/Geechee Nation
International Music & Movement
Festival will close at American Beach
This historic three-day authentic
celebration of Gullah/Geechee cul-
ture begins today in Savannah, Ga.
The major day of the event will be
Saturday in Brunswick, Gs., at
Howard Coffin Park. This will be the
departure point for participants as
they take a historic crossing from
Georgia into Florida as many of their
Gullah/Geechee elders and ances-
tors did seeking work and a new life
along the port in Fernandina's "Old
Many historic churches in
Florida were placed there as
Gullah/Geechees migrated across
the river from Kingsland, Ga., to
worship each week. Just as those
churches were built on sacred
ground, this year's festival will be the
foundation for next year's event,
which will go further south in
On Sunday at 11 a.m. the partici-
pants will depart Brunswick, Ga.,
together in a historic procession into
Nassau County. A praise house serv-
ice will be held at Mt. Olive Church
in Nassauville beginning at 12:30
p.m. After the service, the buses will
continue a tour through Yulee,
O'Neil and Amelia Island.
The closing of the event will be a
day in honor and tribute to Gullah/
Geechee sacred ancestor, MaVynee
Betsch, "The Beach Lady." The Peck
Ensemble and Queen Quet,
Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee
Nation, are scheduled to do presen-
tations at 3 p.m. at the base of the
historic "Nana" sand dune that is
now officially a part of the U.S.
National Park Service system. Those
that intend to come to the tribute are
encouraged to arrive at the beach by
2:30 p.m. The event is open to the
The founders of the event, Queen
Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Gee-
chee Nation and Kwame Sha of All
Mobile Productions, invite the com-
munity to come out and share in this
special tribute to honor one of the
first inductees into the Gullah/Gee-
chee Nation's Hall of Fame.
The Beach Lady was among the
first inducted and honored at last
year's event in Charleston, S.C.
Seven more inductees will be hon-
ored on Saturday at noon at Howard
Coffin Park in Brunswick, Ga.
For details, including discounts,
call (843) 838-1171 or e-mail GullGee
Co@aol.com or AMPTurnItUp@aol.
com. Visit www.gullahgeechee.net.
WONKA EXPRESS TOUR
Miss Susan from the Red
Crayon will read a condensed
version of Roald Dahl's classic
book Charlie and the Chocolate
Factoryat The Red Crayon, 11IS.
Seventh St.,, on Aug. 22. Pick up
your $1 golden ticket and ride
the Wonka Express downtown
to a special location. The story will be read every
20 minutes. Seats on the Wonka Express are first-
come, first-served. Story times will start at 11 a.m.
with the last reading at 12:40 p.m. Call 321-5495.
On Aug. 22, Redbones
Dog Bakery and
Boutique will host its
next free dog wash and
pet adoption from 10 a.m.-
4 p.m., featuring its Cookie Moon scented sham-
poos. All donations benefit the Nassau Humane
Society. Redbones is located at 809 S. Eighth St.
in the Pelican Palms shops. For more information
Rescuing Animals in Nassau, or RAIN, will
hold its annual spaghetti dinner
fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. : " ,s
Aug. 22 at the Atlantic I
Center in Fernandina
Tickets are $10 and include spaghetti with
sauce of choice, salad, bread, drink and dessert.
There will also be a silent auction and entertain-
Tickets are on sale at Fernandina Beach Animal
Clinic, Lofton Creek Animal Clinic, Nassau
Veterinary Clinic, Bark Avenue Pet Boutique and
Bucky's Best Friends Card and Gift. Call RAIN at
(904) 879-5861 or e-mailrainhumane�yahoo.com.
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
the public to its next 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
- presentation at 5:30 p.m.
Sarah Miller, regional
director of the Florida
Network, will speak on prehistoric weaponry.
Long before Europeans or even Timucuans
inhabited our island, bands of Paleo-Indians
roamed the lands hunting the large beasts of the
Ice Age. To survive, these early cultures devel-
oped sophisticated tools and weapons to hunt
and protect themselves. The program will finish
with a demonstration of a prehistoric weapon, the
Admission is free for members and $5 for non-
members. Contact Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Enjoy a back to school weekend from 8 a.m.-5
p.m. Aug.22 at the MLK US
Center, 1200 Elm St., fg lfr
Fernandina Beach, including a 91 CW
school supplies giveaway SCROD
and cookout under the pavil- A
ions courtesy of Trinity '
United Methodist Church and Pastor Mark
Garvin. There will be free physical and free
vision screenings from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., courtesy of
the Wal-Mart Vision Center, and from 9-11 p.m.,
enjoy the movie "Free Willy" by the pool.
A "Back 2 Skool Rock-N-Rollers
Musik Fest & Skate Demo" will be
held Aug. 22 from 5 p.m. to dusk at
the Skate Park at Main Beach in
Fernandina Beach. Performers
include Dear Dakota, The
Shoreline, American Science and
Love Always. Admission is free.
FRIDAY, August 21, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise is tak-
ing reservations for its
fundraiser, "Cruising For A
Cause For Polio Plus," a
four-day cruise to the
Bahamas aboard the Carnival
Fascination, departing March
11, 2010 from Jacksonville.
Rotary Sunrise will receive
$90 for each cabin sold to
help in Rotary International's
mission to eradicate polio. For
the past 20 years Rotary
International is responsible for
eradicating 80 percent of polio
in the world. Bill Gates has
donated $200 million to eradi-
cate the remaining 20 percent
and has challenged Rotarians
to match his donation within
The cruise is open to any-
one. A $50 deposit is due
Sept. 2, and a second deposit
of $100 by Nov. 4. Final pay-
ment is due Jan. 4, 2010.
For details and to sign up,
contact group leader Suzanne
McLeod at (904) 662-2360 or
ment.us; or travel professional
Valerie Gossett at (904) 710-
9170 or Valerie@premier-
* * *
Auxiliary Unit 54 will hold a
yard sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug.
22 (rain date Aug. 29) at the
Log Cabin across from the
city water tower. No early
birds. The Sons of The
American Legion will also
cook a barbecue chicken din-
ner starting at 11 a.m.
All proceeds from both
events go to fund programs
that help veterans, the com-
munity, families and children.
An art show for local
artist Brain Barnard will be
held from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 23 at
Cafe Karibo and the
Karibrew. The Karibrew will
serve its home-brewed beer
and sangria at a special price
and live music will be provid-
ed by Chubby. The show is
sponsored by local T-shirt
company, Ciccarone Clothing,
which raises money to buy
chickens for families in devel-
oping countries through its
sales. The show is open to
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16. City in Belgium
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23. Snake-like fish
24. " no
25. Acid drug
28. Speech defect
30. " !"
35. Turns blue lit-
37. *The crew gets
this in "Ghost
39. *Named after
40. Subject of
41. Formerly used
as an anesthetic
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44. Tongue and
46. Chicken of the
47. "All's well that
48. Goes with
Join the Nassau Humane
Society on Aug. 25 anytime
from 5-10 p.m. at Chili's
Restaurant in Yulee for the
Give Back Night supporting
the non-profit shelter.
Ten percent of your bill will
be donated to the Nassau
Humane Society (this
includes take out as well as
dining in and your bar bill).
Flyers will be provided via e-
mail, at the Dog Park, local
merchants and businesses,
and the Chamber of
Commerce, and will be avail-
able at the restaurant. They
must be attached to your din-
ing bill for the rebate.
For information call Sandy
Balzer at 491-6146.
Nassau County Gators
will gather for a social and
dinner at Sliders Seaside
Grill on Fletcher Avenue,
Fernandina Beach, Aug. 27
at 6 p.m.At 7:15 p.m. guest
speaker Dan Hicken, First
Coast News sportscaster and
radio talk show host, will
share his insight and humor
about the National Champion
Gators. All fans are welcome.
For information contact
Tommy Roberts at 277-4111
or (904) 335-7326.
On Aug. 27 the American
Association - Eight Flags
Charter Chapter will meet at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Networking time begins
at 6 p.m., with the dinner
meeting being called to order
at 6:30 p.m. This month's
speaker is Mary Pankiewicz,
a certified personal organizer
and owner of Clutter-free &
Additionally, she is an adjunct
professor at the University of
Tennessee, a regular on the
NBC Knoxville Morning Show,
and author of the book, You
Can Be Clutter-free &
Organized, Fast, Easy
Organizing Solutions for
Paper Piles and Your Office.
Dinner is $13 a person and
is payable that evening. Call
Susan Sturges at (904) 206-
2580 for information and to
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65. Ante up
67. More ill
68. Capital of
69. Sodium solu-
73. Custer's last
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2. Arabian chieftain
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4. "Me and Bobby
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8. Civil rights
9. Wild ox of India
10. Not in favor of
11. U2 guitarist
12. Language of
15. Like a sponge
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it in "The
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26. Ice cream
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29. Piece of cob-
31. Network of
34. Opposite of
36. Alternative to
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49. Jon Voight to
51. Takes or uses
54. Email option
57. 1963 Shirley
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this to the cats in
60. Coloring sub-
61. Bone in the
62. *What the main
63. Extra dry
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Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009
The Historic American Beach "Summer
Jazz Series" continues its free concerts with
Instant Groove. The band will provide great
jazz among the ocean breezes at Burney
Park (corner of Gregg and Burney) at
American Beach from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 22.
Bring your chairs to enjoy this free event at
the beach, with food by Woody's BarBQ of
For information call 277-7960. Donations
to American Beach Property Owner's
Association (ABPOA) for outstanding projects
The next Evening of Story & Song in
Burns Hall at St. Peter's Episcopal Church on
Sept. 5 will feature award-winning Welsh
The Amelia Island
Ballroom Youth Academy
will hold a community dance
on Aug. 29 at the Peck
Center auditorium. A compli-
mentary class starts at 7 p.m.,
followed by the dance from 8-
Students of the academy also
will present a dance exhibi-
tion. Tickets are $10. Children
17 and under accompanied
by an adult admitted free.
Proceeds will benefit the
academy, a non-profit 501c3
organization that offers local
students in grades 1-12 free
ballroom classes. For informa-
tion contact Felix at (904)
A Passion 4 Pooches Pet
Spa is holding a Suds 4
Shelters Bath-A-Thon event
on Aug. 29 beginning at 8
a.m. All the proceeds from
dog baths that day will benefit
the Nassau Humane Society.
To schedule your dog's beau-
ty appointment, call 491-1767.
A Passion 4 Pooches Pet Spa
is located at 1881 South 14th
St. in Fernandina.
A Labor Day get-together
for 1970-75 FBHS students
from Yulee will be held Sept.
7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at Chem
Cell. Cost is $20 per person.
A meal will be served at noon.
Reservations and payment
must be made by Sept. 1 at
First Coast Community Bank
in Yulee or mailed to FCCB -
Attn: Susan Murray, P.O. Box
1739, Fernandina Beach, FL
32035. Make checks payable
to Yulee/FBHS Classes of
E-mail Starr Davis at
o.com or call Kathy Gillis
Spivey at 225-9560 with any
questions. This is an alcohol-
free event. All 1970-75 FBHS
students and faculty/staff are
invited. No invitations are
singer/songwriter David Llewellyn.
Coal dust and the small coal mining val-
leys of South Wales supplied a down to earth
upbringing whose values and early lessons
Llewellyn still holds dear. But at 17, with a
jacket and guitar in hand he left home to
begin what has been a lifelong passion. In
2007, he won the Kerrville Folk Festival "New
Folk" Competition, and last year, won the
prestigious John Lennon Songwriting
Enjoy the wine bar before the show. Doors
open at 7:15 p.m. and the show is at 8 p.m.
Proceeds benefit St. Peter's. Tickets are $15,
and may be purchased in advance at First
Coast Community Bank on South 14th Street
(across from Wal-Mart), or at St. Peter's
Presented by The Founders of St. Peter's
and Mark and Donna Paz Kauffman.
The 4th Annual Shiny
Badges Ball will be held on
Sept. 12 at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island with a
"Legends of Hollywood"
The night will begin with a
complimentary wine reception
from 6-7 p.m. and dinner at 7
p.m. Music will be provided by
The Melanie DiLorenzo Trio.
Dress as your favorite
Hollywood star or in Oscar
Tickets are $75 per per-
son, or $525 for a table of
eight. Active or retired law
enforcement and firefighters
receive a discount. Tickets
can be purchased at
Rowland's Upholstery Plus,
1120 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach, Amelia
Hotel at the Beach, 1997 S.
FletcherAve., or at
Proceeds go to the Shiny
Badges Ball fund that identi-
fies and helps members of the
community with sincere
verifiable immediate rescue
Donations can be made
online or mailed to: Shiny
Badges Ball, P.O. Box 15184,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
For more information contact
Marty Scott at 753-4467 or
Arlene Scott at 753-8774.
Rollin' on the River, a
scenic Sunday cruise to St.
Mary's, Ga., sponsored by
Amelia River Cruises to ben-
efit Meals on Wheels for
Pets, a partnership project
between the Council on Aging
Meals on Wheels program
and Nassau Humane Society,
will be held Sept. 13.
Tickets are $25 round-trip
and tax deductible. Ferry will
depart the city marina at
10:30 a.m. and leave St.
Marys at 1:45 p.m. Take a
tram tour for $2.50, or bring
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complaining poker buddies
and two bubbly divorcees.
April 8-24, the new theater
at ACT will be converted to a
rocky Cornwall seashore
where the pirates of Penzance
are holding a sherry party to
celebrate the apprentice Fred-
eric's promotion to the status
of full-blown pirate. Young
Frederic had been accidental-
ly apprenticed to the pirate
band and is torn between his
loathing of their trade, the
obligations of his apprentice-
ship and his affection for the
lovely Mabel. Bumbling bob-
bies, a bevy of beautiful maid-
ens and a comical "modern"
major general round out the
your bike to cycle through the
The ferry is pet friendly, but
the restaurants aren't, so con-
sider a picnic lunch if you
Call Amelia River Cruises
at 261-9972 or e-mail
to reserve a spot and advise
whether you are bringing a
bike. Space is limited to 80
Information Exchange pres-
ents "The First Pancake: a
Recipe for Delectable Life
Transitions" luncheon with
Tory Wilcox on Sept. 17 at
O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St.,
This program is free. Call
your library branch to make
reservations. Box lunches by
O'Kane's are $12 may be
ordered at any local branch
library and prepaid by noon
Make checks payable to
Florida State College at
Jacksonville and submit to the
Betty P. Cook Nassau Center
or to any branch library. No
refunds will be given.
Call the Yulee branch
library/Florida State College at
at 548-4467 or the
Fernandina Beach branch at
Amelia Baptist Church
will host a screening of the
movie "Fireproof" on Aug.
29 at 6 p.m.
This inspirational contem-
porary film looks at what a
couple does to save and
restore their marriage. Guests
from the community are invit-
ed to attend. Dinner for all and
child care through age 12 will
be provided at no cost. RSVP
your child care needs at 261 -
cast of this delightful musical
comedy featuring lilting melo-
dies and clever patter songs in
the best British tradition.
"The Chalk Garden," June
10-26, is a Broadway play by
Enid Bagnold that tells the
story of an eccentric English
gentlewoman who hires a
companion for her troubled
granddaughter against the
desires of the girl's mother,
setting in motion the unravel-
ing of the mysterious past of
the governess. This tantaliz-
ing drama is a play with wit,
literacy and integrity.
Overlooking the Connecti-
cut River is the towering
medieval castle of 1920's actor
William Gillette, the leading
portrayer of Sherlock Holmes
and close friend of Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle. This castle is
the scene of the ACT produc-
tion of "Postmortem," Aug.
12-28, where the cast of
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his hand-picked band that
was clearly in precise sync
with what he wanted to
achieve, both in the studio
and in live situations. A telling
example of that are the three
live tracks, recorded in
Chicago, Ill., and Marquette,
Mich., which show a band in
perfect lockstep with its
on these tracks are astonish-
ing, especially his transcen-
dent guitar solo on "Motor
In 2002, Blues Revue pub-
lished a cover story on
Costello, calling him "the top
contender to be the next
blues star ... and soon."
Costello was still headed on
that path when he was tragi-
cally taken away from his
family, friends and fans at
such a young age. Sean's
Blues is a great reminder of
just how special Costello was
and how much great music
he left behind as a lasting
For more information, visit
The next Free Movie in
Central Park, sponsored by
Prosperity Bank, is "Karate
Kid" on Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m.
Bring your blankets and lawn
chairs, concessions will be
available for purchase.
Tickets are now on sale
for Norman Beim's comedy,
"Archie's Comeback," the
opening production of the
Fernandina Little Theatre's
Regular performances are
Sept. 5, 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30
p.m. and Sept. 6 at 2:30 p.m.;
tickets are $16.
A special "Tuesdays for
Twelve" performance is Sept.
8 at 7:30 p.m. for $12. Tickets
can be purchased at The UPS
Store in the Publix shopping
center and at FLT, 1014
Island Art Association
member Susi Sax and
selected works by Sid Sax,
in retrospect, will be on exhibit
at the Intercoastal Wine
Company during August,
September and October.
The show is titled, "Bowl of
Lemons," the art of Sid Sax
and "the not-so-square-mind"
of Susi Sax.
Tina, Carol and Bob at the
Intercoastal Wine Company
will host an Artist Reception
Aug. 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
at 10 N. Second St.,
The Island Art
Association is offering a free
Mommy & Me art class Aug.
29 for ages 5-10 years. Attend
from 10-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-
12:15 p.m. Sign up 18 N.
Second St. or call 261-7020.
An introduction to kin
formed glass will be held
Sept. 5 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at
Designs On Gallery, 11 N.
Third St., Fernandina Beach.
Participants in this hands-on
workshop will learn the funda-
mentals of creating decorative
and functional objects with
glass while experiencing the
excitement of creating your
own fused glass pieces.
Fee is $120 and includes
materials. For information and
registration contact Cecilia at
Suzi Sax will teach a
stained and straight-line
bevel glass class on
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting
in early September.
Limit seven students per
class session. Call 321-1330
to reserve a spot.
Cost is $225 and includes
revival has assembled for a
weekend of relaxation. But
someone is trying to murder
Gillette and he suspects it is
one of his guests. Intrepid,
eccentric and wildly romantic,
Gillette plans to solve the case
himself, A la Sherlock Holmes.
The play zestfully trots out all
the classic murder mystery
devices: shots in the dark,
darkly held secrets, deathbed
letters, guns and knives and
bottles bashed over the head,
ghosts and hiders behind cur-
tains and misbegotten suspi-
Season tickets are now
available, either for all six pro-
ductions ($90), or for five
shows of the subscriber's
choice ($75). A season ticket
saves money, provides pre-
ferred seating, theater mail-
ings and membership in ACT.
Call the box office at 261-6749
or go to www.ameliacommuni
Michael Rothschild started
Landslide Records in 1981 in
Atlanta. Since then he has had
the privilege of recording and
releasing a number of roots
oriented Southern acts, includ-
ing Col. Bruce Hampton, blues
rocker Tinsley Ellis, jam band
icons Widespread Panic, R&B
shouter Nappy Brown, The
Derek Trucks Band, Dave
Bartholomew, Webb Wilder,
Jim Quick & Coastline, and
the late Sean Costello.
In addition to his experi-
ence with the record label and
an associated music publishing
company, Rothschild spent 25
years working in motion pic-
ture production, distribution
and marketing, from which he
retired in 2005. He now con-
centrates solely on music busi-
ness interests. After 35 years of
residing in Atlanta, he and his
wife moved to Fernandina
Beach two years ago. "I grew
up in Jacksonville, where the
50s and 60s music scene was
quite fruitful and educational.
Northeast Florida is the best,
and it's great being close to the
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THE NASSAU COUNTY RECORD, a
5,000-circulation award-winning com-
munity newspaper in western Nassau
County, Florida, has an immediate
opening for an energetic, motivated
and knowledgeable sports reporter.
The beat includes coverage of all West
Side sports, including teams at two
high schools, two middle schools and
one private school, in addition to club
sports, hunting, fishing and motocross.
The job has varied hours that change
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considered - please note experience
level on resume.
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competitive pay and benefits.
Applicants should send a 100-word
essay defining what they believe
community journalism is, along with
a cover letter, resume and writing clips,
to Amanda Bishop, Editor, Nassau
County Record, P.O. Box 609,
Callahan, FL 32011.
Resumes may also be emailed to
clips to follow via U.S. mail. Resumes
will be accepted until Aug. 25, with
immediate selection turnaround, as
football season begins Sept. 4.
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apartment maintenance required.
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Housing Authority, 1300 Hickory
Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
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301 Schools &
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ment assistance. Computer available.
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differences. Call Natalie for details, cell
FREE DOG TO GOOD HOME - Part
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3 VERY COOL PUPPIES FOR SALE -
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and Dad CKC registered, on premises.
FREE - 10 mo. old tabby kitten to
loving home. Fully house trained.
Please call Nicole (904)261-5899.
S601 Garage Sales
UPSCALE MOVING/GARAGE SALE -
Fri. & Sat., 9am. Tools, lawn mower,
collectibles, furniture, clothes, framing,
Xmas decorations, wall art, baskets,
cookbooks. 720 Kingfisher Way off
Tarpon and West 4th.
601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE - Sun. 8/23, 9am. Wine
glasses, holiday items, kitchen items,
rattan furniture, Christmas decor-
ations, outdoor items, & much more.
2233 Sadler Rd., FB.
RAIN OR SHINE - Garage sale, Sat.
8/22, 9am-3pm. BP parking lot. Plus
size clothes, diaper cakes, unique
windsocks, outdoor Christmas, tools,
too much to list.
CHURCH GARAGE SALE - Huge Multi-
Family Sale! Wide variety of items.
Saturday from 8-12 at The Bridge
Family Worship Center off US 17 in
Yulee at Landover Dr. Sale to benefit
orphans in Thailand and Zambia.
YARD SALE - Sat. 8/22 & Sun. 8/23,
9am-2pm. Junior Miss clothes, men's
suits, golf shirts, gym equipment, +
more. 32393 Grand Parke Blvd.,
GARAGE SALE - Sat. 8/22, 7am-lpm.
603 Bonnie View Rd., across from
Cashenwood Subd. Wood football table
w/elec. scoreboard (great Xmas gift),
loveseat, dresser w/mirror, hutch,
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dishes, too many items to mention.
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HEAT & AIR TECHS - have recession
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Local job placement assistance.
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DENTAL ASSISTANT - P/T. Pis call
(904)261-6826 or send resume to
(904)261-8181. Robert H. Friedman,
DMD, 2896 S. 8th St., FB 32034.
204 Work Wanted
SEMI RETIRED ELECTRICIAN
Small jobs welcomed. (904)277-4777
RETIRED BOOKKEEPER - would like
part-time bookkeeping/clerical job.
Bondable, dependable, and detail-
oriented. Call (904)491-7673.
HARD WORKERS II - House cleaning
and painting. Garages to yards. Great
references and estimates. Please call
(904)335-1226 or (904)206-1059.
I DO ALTERATIONS - in my home.
Betty, formerly at Granny's Alterations.
Call (904)321-1395 or (904)753-3159.
HOME REPAIRS - All types of home
repair & improvements, mobile homes
also. Dependable service. Licensed,
bonded, & insured. Call Mark Bullington
206 Child Care
STEP BY STEP LEARNING CENTER I
- 1986 Citrona Dr. Teacher needed.
CDA required. Apply in person only.
2 OPENINGS - Christian Home
Daycare. $100 per week. 30 years
experience. Teach French & Spanish.
Call (904)206-2596 for interview.
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The Lock Doctor
* Lock Out Service
* New Locks Installation & Service
* Automobile Keys
* Car Remotes
* Free Security Survey
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4B FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader
S601 Garage Sales 601 Garage Sales I
SAT., 8AM-NOON - Gun, clothing, YARD SALE - Fri. 8/21 & Sat. 8/22 if
movies, tools, much misc., shoes, & necessary. 1854 Highland Dr. 8am.
more. 2106 Jekyll Ct., across from Some furniture & lots of toys.
YMCA, Lisa's house.-----------
YMCAL______is___house.SAT. 8/22 - 8am-12pm. 996 Ocean
RAIN OR SHINE - Corner of Clinch & Overlook Dr. (Ocean Sound Subd.)
Bonnieview, Fri. 8/21 & Sat. 8/22, Furniture, kid's stuff, tools, fishing, cell
9am. ALOT of everything, phones & accessories, misc. items.
- Georgai Plantation - --. United
2- OUntry ,
601 Garage Sales
2-FAMILY GARAGE SALE - House-
wares, china, dining room furniture,
gardening supplies, boy's clothing.
Forrest Dr. (across from Harris Teeter).
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE -
Sat. 8/22, 9am. 85642 Joann Rd.,
Yulee. Knick-knacks, lamps, clothes XL-
3X, tables, school stuff, shoes, etc.
Everything must go (cheap)!
YARD SALE - Antiques, furniture,
collectibles, dishes, planter pots, misc.
2325 Susan Dr., off Sadler Rd. Sat.
LARGE GARAGE SALE - Fri. 8/21 &
Sat. 8/22, 8am-2pm. Washing mach-
ine, fishing poles, kitchen items, com-
puter stuff, much more. 1952 Oak Dr.
MOVE-IN YARD SALE - Pictures,
decor, power washer, toys, yard tools,
hand sanders, kid's recliner, bar stools.
Sat. 8/22 & Sun. 8/23, 8am-2pm. 834
N. Fletcher (north of Main Beach).
OUR GUARANTEE - If you garage
advertised in the News-Leader is rained
our it runs the next week for FREE.
602 Articles for SaleI
STAINLESS AXLE HUBBS - bearings,
leafsprings, $350. Pick-up slide-in
camper top, sleeps 4, $400. Dell
computer printer, burner, Fax/Phone,
$350. Laptop, $50. Scuba tank and
regulator, $100. (904)261-5531 or
LG FRIG - & microwave, stainless
steel, like new, $900. Other items:
cushioned barstools w/back, $25/ea.
Ent. center, $25. Local (706)669-0151
HUFFY BASKETBALL COURT - &
Sportcraft pool table, XI Foosball table,
2002 Chevrolet Impala. (904)491-7996
610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL - Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's (904)
611 Home Furnishings
FOR SALE - Antique drop leaf table,
cherry magazine rack, Broyhill swivel
rocker, Sony 42" TV stand, vanity
dressing table. (904)225-5325
FOR SALE - Birch wood glass top table FOR SALE - Antique round oak table
w/4 chairs, $375. Gym equipment, call w/4 tavern chairs, 2 leafs, $325. White
for details. (904)813-9175 shabby gateleg table, $250. Call 556-
1638 or 261-8276.
AMANA STAINLESS REFRIGERATOR
- Bottom freezer, 25 cu. ft., filtered
water. Excellent condition. $550/OBO.
Donate Your Vehicle - Receive $1000
grocery coupon. United Breast Cancer
Foundation. Free mammograms, breast
cancer info www.ubcf.info. Free towing,
tax deductible, non-runners accepted.
ELECTRIC GUITAR - & amp, Epiphone
Studio Goth, black. Line 6 Spider
Modeling amp, hard shell case. Steal
them - $450. Rich (904)502-3521.
BLUERIDGE GUITAR BR-180 - with
case. Like new, $650. Call Hunter
METAL ROOFING - 40 yr warranty.
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in stock, wall accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf
Coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335.
S 624 Wanted To Buy
I BUY JUNK CARS & HEAVY
EQUIPMENT FOR SCRAP - CASH
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628
701 Boats & Trailers
14 FT. BOAT & TRAILER - 15hp
Johnson. Exc. cond. $1500 cash, firm.
14 FT. BASS BOAT - 60HP Evinrude
trolling motor fishfinder, $1500.
Aluminum 16 ft., $500. 13 ft. Boston
Whaler, $400. Thundercraft 14' 115
Evinrude, $900. Aluminum dually
trailer, two trailers. (904)261-5531 or
FA Man Wakes Up...9
A man wakes up in the morning after
sleeping on an advertised mattress,
under an advertised blanket,
in advertised pajamas.
He will bathe in an advertised shower,
wash with advertised soap,
shave with an advertised razor,
drink advertised coffee after
his advertised juice and
put on advertised clothes and accessories.
He will ride to work in an advertised car,
sit at an advertised workstation,
utilize an advertised computer and
write with an advertised pen.
Yet this man hesitates to advertise
saying advertising does not pay.
Finally, when his unadvertised
business goes under,
L. he will then advertise it for sale.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 5B
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
OCEANFRONT CONDO - 2BR/2BA,
fully furnished, 3rd floor end unit. Best
view in complex. $399K. Call (904)
FSBO-Reduced. 3/2, 1.5 blocks to
beach. New roof/kitchen/siding. Across
from comm. pool, 2 scrn'd tiled porch-
es, hot tub. $339,900. (904)556-4500
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
808 Off Island
NEW 3BR/2BA - 2270 sq. ft., 2-car
garage on 1/2 acre. Granite counter
tops, oak cabinets, tile throughout,
covered lanai, many custom features.
Must see. $295,000. Owner financing
w/down payment. (904)753-2155
Recently Foreclosed, Special
Financing Available, Any Credit,
Any Income - Vacant Land, 3.9 Acres,
located at Harts Rd., Yulee. $320,000.
Drive by then call (866)957-4918.
HERON ISLES - Renovated 3BR/2BA,
1213 sq. ft., new landscaping, paint,
tile, carpet. $114,900. Make offer.
BLACKROCK AREA - Completely
remodeled roof to floors. 4BR/2BA
house semi-secluded 1 acre. FP, new
A/C, cabinets, appliances, tile, Ig
pool/deck. $180,000. 583-0095
Foreclosed Home Auction - 500+
Florida home REDC/Free brochure.
www.Auction.com RE No. CQ1031187.
S817 Other Areas
Opportunity Knocks - Ocala, FL 55+
active comm. Decorator 2/2/2 w/spac-
ious family rm, 2034sf located on golf
course. Cadillac, golf cart & home-
based Jewelry Biz (174k inventory) incl
in sale. Owner retiring. $299,000 takes
all! (954)850-8293. ANF
4BR/2BA Foreclosure! - $12,500.
Only $217/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 3BR $199/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5760. ANF
Owner Must Sell - 4+ acres $57,300.
Nice oak trees, pvt access to lake. All
utilities in. Ready to build when you
are. Financing avail. (866)352-2249.
ABSOLUTE AUCTION - No minimums.
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sort at Keaton Bch., the property is less
that 1 mi from public boat ramp, some
properties have comm'l or resid'l
potential. Online Bidding. Call the auct-
ioneers for info. Pay 20% dn, 10%BP,
Broker participation 2%. For detailed
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ROOMMATE (FEMALE) WANTED -
Island home, pvt bath. Clean, mature.
No smoking, drinking, or drugs. $350/
mo. + electric $100. (904)415-1006
S852 Mobile Homes
1BR/1BA MOBILE HOME - w/home
office on 1 acre near water. Clean, with
washer/dryer & central AC. $575/mo.
+ 1 mo. dep. (904)373-8366
1BR/1BA SINGLEWIDE - Nassau-
ville. Washer/dryer. Clean rental.
$485/mo. + $250 dep. (904)728-4421
or (904)321-0570, leave message.
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
On Island/In Park - Remodeled eff
w/yard incl utils $125/wk, $495/mo. +
dep. Plus - 2&3BR starting $165/wk.,
$660/mo. + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034
$450-$625 - 2BR mobile homes. Easy
move-in. Yulee. Call Gregg (904)376-
3BR/2BA DWMH - Private lot on
Blackrock Rd. W/D, dishwasher. $825/
mo. + dep. (2) 2BR MH's also
available, $575 & $625.(904)206-3423
2BR/1BA - $600/mo. + $300 security
deposit. Call (904)753-1691.
853 Mobile Home
30/50 AMP HOOKUPS - for RVs or
campers. Electric included. $400/mo.
Located Sandpiper Mobile Home Court,
5052 First Coast Hwy. (904)261-6957
I 854 Rooms I
FURNISHED ROOM - New bed, TV,
VCR/DVD, cable. Male only. Yulee/
Hedges area. $400/mo. Glenn (904)
FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT - in a
4BR home on the island. Pool &
covered lanai area. Renter must like
pets. Renter will share 2nd bathroom.
Prefer non-smoker unless smoking is
done outside the home. All util. incl.
Asking $425/mo. Call 753-3380
At Beach Remodeled - Sm effic.
$135/wk. Sm 1BR $175/wk. Lg 1BR
$195/wk. + dep. Incl utils/cable. Also
2BR MH in park $165 up. 261-5034
SMALL 1BR APT. - in Nassauville.
Furnished. Twin bed, electricity, A/C,
DirecTV. $650/mo. + $650 deposit.
Cute, cozy, quiet & in good neighbor-
hood. Service animals only. References
required. Please call (904)206-3241, &
1BR APT. - Fully furnished. A.I.,
gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. No smoking. $1050/mo.
(904)206-1071 or 321-4262
OCEANFRONT 2BR/1BA - Private
beach access. Reasonable. 261-5069
1ST AVE. DUPLEX - Garage, 2BR/
1.5BA, all appliances, fresh paint, nice
carpet, partially furnished if desired.
A 4BR/3BA - $217/mo. HUD home.
3BR only $199/mo. Stop renting. 5%
dn, 15 yrs @ 8% apr. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext. 5669. ANF
For Rent - 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt.
Newly rebuilt. CH&A, stove, refrig.,
d/w, carpet. $795/mo. + dep. & ref's.
828 Nottingham Dr. (904)261-3035
$725/MO. - 3BR/1BA. 402 S. 11th St.
925 TARPON AVE. - North Pointe
2BR/2.5BA townhouse. $895. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
Oceanfront 2BR/1BA - Near Main
Beach. Service animals only. $850/mo.
+ $600 sec. dep. Call for showing
2BR/2.5BA 2-STORY LOFT - w/
bonus room, 2-car garage, W/D
hookup. Pets OK. $1200/mo. Available
SMALL UPSTAIRS 2/1 DUPLEX - on
Clinch Dr. CH&A, new carpet, quiet,
marsh view. $625/mo. + $300 dep.
Ref's required. 583-0803 after 4pm.
2BR/1BA - Near beach. $725/mo. +
$725 dep. Call (904)583-3811.
BEACH LUXURY DUPLEX - 927 N.
Fletcher Ave. 3BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D.
Flexible terms. (904)386-1005
FOR RENT - 2BR/1BA apt., $685/mo.
231 N. 3rd St., near downtown in
historic district. Call (904)753-0718.
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NOW LEASING - Cape Sound Town-
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* 536-A N. Fletcher, 2BR/2BA, * 86356 Calloway Dr. 3BR/1 BA |
2 blocks from beach. $975/mo. block home $750/month
* 531 S. 8th Street, upstairs apt. .
2BR/1 BA $600/month
* 85399 Brooke St., 3BR/2BA ON ISLAND custom bui
mobile home. Now Available 3BR+Office/2.5BA, 2,250 sq. f
$800/mo on .62 ac. lot. Upgrades galor
$ 0/mo $349,900 MLS #48981
6800 First Coast Highway* Amelia Island, FL 32034
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Real Estate, Inc. CURTISS H.
*850785 US 17Yulee- 150x300 lot with
a 1458 sq.ft. building & large paved park-
ing lot. $2,500/mo. + tax & util.
* 1200 s.f. at Five Points Plaza, 816 Sadler
Rd. Between Stein Mart and At Home
Amelia. Great frontage. Long term lease.
$2400/mo includes CAM + tax.
* 1539 S. 8th St. I room office & bath, pri-
vate ent. $300/mo. + tax.
*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 located
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. First months rent FREE
with one year signed lease.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,685.mo includes
all other fees/costs except utilities. One
mo. FREE rent w/ signed lease.
* Five PointVillage 2250 S 8th St. Old West
Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample parking,
AIA exposure. Great for retail or large
office space. $3 100/mo includes rent + tax
Keal Estate, Inc.
*2519 S. Fletcher Ave (West Side)., 3-4
BR/2.5BA 2800 sq. ft. Home. Lots of park-
ing. Unfurnished $1,500.00.
* 19 S. 14th St., 2/1, $900/mo.+ util., securi-
ty deposit $1,000.Avail.August 2009.
* 4BR/2.5BA Very nice 2500 sq.ft. home at
Florence Point $1,450/mo. + Util.
* 3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island with
beautiful view of Egans Creek. $1,850/mo.
+ Util. Avail Sept. I"
* 3BR/2BA Home w/ pool, Dunewood PI.,
close to beach and golf course $1350/mo
*2BR/2BA upstairs condo, unfurn, unit in
Amelia Lakes, smoke free, lots of ameni-
*514 S. 14th St.- 3BR/IBA $875/mo.+ util.
security deposit $1,000. Avail.
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo.+ util.
Security deposit of $1,000.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs Apt. Great
Deck - Oceanview $1,000/mo.+ util.
* 3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car garage.
Like new with a partial ocean view
$1,150/mo + util.
2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher. Call
for more information
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1860 Homes-Unfurnished 1860 Homes-UnfurnishedI
2BR/1BA HOUSE - on the Island.
$700/mo. plus deposit. Service animals
only. No smoking. Call (904)759-1105.
* 1414 Ian, 2/1,singlewide $575
* 553 Pine Road, 3/2,FP,$925
*111-A S. 4th St. - 2/1, $750
* 205 S.9th St.,3/1,close to downtown $750
* 96757 Blackrock Rd. - 3/2 DW on 1 Ac.
Palm III, Property Management
BestAddress in FernandinaBeach
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
/ Fitness Center
V Business Center
/ Gated Community
Call for Details )
HOUSE FOR RENT - South end of
Island. Large, private backyard,
3BR/2.5BA. $1500/mo. References
required. Call Tammy, 321-2394.
BRAND NEW HOME - 5BR/4BA, 4000
sf, custom made kitchen, bathrooms,
granite, SS appl's, vaulted ceilings, sits
on 1 acre of land, w/option to buy.
$1875/mo. OBO. (904)509-6167
4BR/2BA/2-CAR GARAGE - on
island. $1400/mo. 2,000 sq. ft. Pets
OK. Available 9/1. (904)677-0248
4BR/2BA Foreclosure! - $11,500.
Only $217/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 3BR $199/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
2BR/2BA - with extra room. Pirates
Wood subdivision. Fenced in yard. Pool
access. $975/mo. Security deposit
3014A S. FLETCHER AVE.
Oceanfront with pool, 3BR/3BA
townhouse. $1700/mo. Available 9/1.
Call Jody (904)583-9597.
2855 OCEAN DR. - Close to beach,
4BR/3BA home. $1400/mo. Available
9/1. Call Jody (904)583-9597.
BEACH - 4/2, 1452sf. 3454 First
Avenue. $1375/mo. Call Don Brown
Realty 225-5510 or 571-7177
29 S. 11TH ST. - Convenient to
downtown. 2BR/1.5BA townhouse.
$800/ mo. Available now! Call Jody
NORTH HAMPTON - 3/2.5, 1950sf.
85001 Wainscott Ct. $1625/mo. Call
Don Brown Realty 225-5510 or
CARTESTIAN POINTE - Easy access
to 1-95 & Amelia Island. 3BR/2BA, 2-
car gar., fenced backyard, covered
patio, tile thru-out, W/D & water
softener included. $1050/mo. (904)
QUAINT HOUSE - in Old Town with
Amelia River views. 1BR/1BA, modern
kitchen, W/D, CH&A, carport, private
back patio. 712 San Fernando St.
$725/mo. + $725 sec. dep. 261-3158.
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RESTAURANT FOR LEASE - 3800 sq.
861 Vacation Rentals ft. 463179 AIA, Yulee. Permits avail-
able for alcoholic beverages. (904)
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
VACATION CHALET - in N. Carolina
Mtns. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495/wk. or $95/day. (904)757-5416
1667 S. 8TH ST. - 1000sf, CH&A,
restroom. High traffic area. $1100/mo.
+ sec. (904)415-0377
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
Acura Integra - '97 $800. Honda
Civic '01 $550. Ford Taurus '00 $900.
Toyota Camry '98 $850. Police
Impounds. For listings call (800)366-
9813 ext 9275. ANF
CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE
- 1997, red w/white top, 70,000
original miles, fully loaded. $1,700.
Call (904)415-0180 or 225-4807.
1984 CORVETTE - $3400/OBO. Needs
brakes & targa top weather stripping.
Has A/C. Needs exhaust work. Call
BUY POLICE IMPOUNDS - '01 Honda
Civic $550. '97 Honda Accord $500. For
listings call (800)366-9813 ext 9271.
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS - Cars,
trucks, SUV's from $500. Honda,
Toyota, Chevy & more. For listings
(800)366-9813 ext. 9499. ANF
1998 FORD EXPLORER SPORT - V6,
automatic, cold A/C, 160K miles,.
$850. Call (904)557-8707.
1987 RED PORSCHE 944 - Project
car, partial restoration. Over $10,000
invested. Must sell. $3,000/OBO. Call
SALE - '95 Plym Van $1800, '94 Dodg
V6 PU $700, '01 Tracker $2500. '91
Dodg PU $3000, nu eng/paint. All run-
ning. Cash/OBO/pymts. 904-261-5034
2006 SUZUKI VINSON 500 - Winch,
ITP tires & wheels, $4000/OBO. 2004
SUZUKI 250 2-STROKE DIRT BIKE -
$2700/OBO. Call (904)321-6819.
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5209 Village Way- 3BR/2BA located in Ocean 95118 Sandpiper - 2BR/2.5BA oceanfront 95208 Woodberrny - 4B3.5BA Summer
Village. Furnished or unfurnished condo with deck over looking ocean. Beach home witi tile throughout and large
Community Pool with beach access and Furnished or unfurnished. Utilities bonus room. Screened in lanai, 2 car garage
Summer Beach membership available for included. No Pets. On Island. $1,895/mo and community pool. Lawn care and W/D.
small fee. lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. On Island. $1,750/mo
Nassau County's Premier Property Afanagement Specialists
2741 Ocean Oaks - 5BR/3BA home located in Ocean Walk.
Walking distance to beach. Screened in lanai with pool on
Egan's Creek. Wood floors and tile in kitchen and bath.
Lawn care. On Island. $1,950/mo
96113 Ridgewood - 4BR/3BA home located in Lofton
Pointe with 2400 sq ft. BR/Bonus room with full bath up.
Fenced backyard and covered patio. Huge master suite
down. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1395/mo
95155 Bermuda - 5BR/4BAgolf and lake front home located 86059 Remsenburg - 3BR/2BA North Hampton 1,500 sq. ft.
in Amelia National. Master down with bonus/media room home. Huge back yard. Wireless access. Pets allowed. Half
plus BR and full bath up. 3059 sq ft 3 car garage, use of month rent free with full lease. Off Island. $1,300/mo
social amenities. Off Island. $2,050/mo
5209 Village Way- 3BR/2BA located in Ocean Village.
Furnishedor unfurnished. Community Pool with beach
access and Summer Beach membership available for small
fee. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,950/mo
95118 Sandpiper - 2BR/2.5BA oceanfront condo with deck
over looking ocean. Furnished or unfurnished. Utilities
included. No Pets. On Island. $1,895/mo
95208 Woodberry- 4BR/3.5BA Summer Beach home with
tile throughout and large bonus room. Screened in lanai, 2
car garage and community pool. Lawn care and W/D. On
1832 Ocean Village - Summer Beach 2BR/2.5BA home
located in Ocean village. Screened in lanai and hot tub
overlooking pond. Living area and sitting area in master
bedroom. W/D plus lawn care. Membership available for
small fee. On Island. $1,650/mo
18 N. 18th - 3BR/2BA home with study that could be used as
4th bedroom. All tile floors, stainless steel appliances, granite
countertops. Porches on both front and back of house.
Detached 2 car garage. Lawn care. On island. $1,550/mo
989 Ocean Overlook - 4BR/2BA home located in Ocean
Sound backing up to pond. Short walk to beach. Tile floors
throughout main living. Screened lanai. Lawn care. On
96153 Ridgewood - 4BR/3BA home located in Lofton Point
with screened patio and wraparound deck, 2373 sc ft,
96928 Buccaneer Trail - 3BR/2BA home with Italian tile
floors and cypress wood throughout. 3 car garage. W/D
and lawn care. On Island. $1,300/mo
23626 Flora Parke - 4BR/2BA located in Flora Parke. 1600
sq ft. covered patio with preserve area in back.
Wisher/dryer and full lawn care. Off island. $1,250/mo
1994 Amelia Green - New 2BR/2.5BA townhome with loft
and one car garage. Close to shopping and beach. Pets
allowed. On island. $1,100/mo
1969 Amelia Green - 2BR/2.5BA townhome with tile floors
throughout main living. Granite countertops, stainless steel
appliances. Close to shopping and beach. Pets Allowed.
Lawn care. On Island. $1,1007mo
96679 Arrigo - 3BR/2BA home located in Beechway. 1600
sq ft, split floor plan, covered lanai. Off Island. Half month
free with 12 month renewal. $1,050/mo
823 N. Fletcher - 2BR/1BA furnished upstairs unit. Ocean
view with sunroom. Water/sewer included. Pets allowed.
On Island. $1,100/mo
86184 Augustus - 3BR/2BA house located in Cartesian
Pointe with fenced backyard. 1500 sq ft; screened porch. 2
car garage. Off Island. $1,100/mo
86030 Palm Tree - 3BR/2BA all brick home sitting on over
2 acres. Fenced in front. Screened porch on front and sun
room in back. 1700+ sq ft; new roof and A/C. Pets
allowed. Off island. $975/mo
master down and bonus/BR up with full bath fenced
backyard, laminate flooring, upgrades throughout house, 5437 Leonard - 2BR/2BA home located in American Beach.
pets allowed, lawn care. On Island. $1,475/mo Great outdoor area for cookouts and family gatherings.
-.. . .. . .Oversized yard. Pets allowed. On Island. $850/mo
8 19 White - 2BR/3BA located in Old Town with loft that could
beautiful Backyard. W/D. On Island. $ 400/mo
314 S. 14th - 2BR/1.5BA home with oversized fenced in
back yard and deck. Pets allowed. Half month free with 12
month lease. On Island. $850/mo
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SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - ON ISLAND
*95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home
with covered patio and well maintained lawn.
Home has separate dining and fireplace in living
* 4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Side South) -
3BR/2BA Located in prestigious gated community
where amenities include a community swimming
pool and easy access to the beach, Ritz Carlton and
Golf Club of Amelia just across the street. $1800
* 2614 McGregor (Pirates Cove)- 3BR/2BA Home
Walking distance to the ocean, hard wood floors,
fenced rear yard and garage. $1100
* 2806 Ocean Sound Drive 3BR/2BA - Nice home
located in Ocean Sound subdivision. Fireplace in
family room, screened in back patio and 2 Car
* 1933 Sycamore Lane 3BR/2BA - This home is
charming country living at its best. Located in
Shady Point Plantation on three acres of land with
beautiful trees all around. Sit back and relax warm
evenings in the florida room or cozy up by the
fireplace on the cold winter nights. Either way this
one is a charmer. $1500
* 1913 Perimeter Park Rd. - 3BR/2.5BA - 2795
sq. ft., granite counter tops, maple cabinets, stain-
less steel appliances, washer/dryer included, cen-
trally located in Amelia Park. $1995
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - OFF ISLAND
* 95140 Hither Hills Way - 3BR/2BA Great home
on the #2 Green in the North Hampton Golf
Community with club house/aquatic center, bas-
ketball/tennis court, outpost on Lofton Creek with
canoe/kayak lunch and pavilion. Washer/dryer,
Cable television, High Speed Internet, Monitored
Security System included. $1400
* 86004 Cathedral Lane 3BR/2BA - Beautiful
fenced lot, satellite dish, tool house. Ten minutes
from Amelia Island and convenient to Jacksonville
International Airport. $1150
* 2633 Forest Ridge - 2BR/1.5BA Community fea-
tures include swimming pool, tennis court, and
* 3165 Unit 12 South Fletcher - 3BR/2.5 Condo
with community pool at rear of condo. $1100
* 4750 Westwind Court (Colony)- 2BR/2BA with
fireplace. Great south end location. Large 2 car
garage. This unit is in excellent condition.
Community Pool and tennis courts. Minutes from
the ocean, golf and shopping. Just 30 minutes from
Jacksonville taking a leisurely drive on AIA
through State Parks along the ocean and intra-
coastal waterway. $925
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3BR/4BA. This is a
beautiful town home located in a gated community
off AIA off of the Intercoastal waterway. Rent
includes water, garbage, sewer and lawn service.
*2850 South Fletcher - 3BR/1BA beautiful ocean
views upstairs. $1100 Downstairs oceanfront 2
BR/1 BA w/bonus room, fenced front and rear
* 2443B First Ave. - 3BR/2BA townhome with
fireplace in family room. Home is only one block
from the ocean. $900
*2778 Forest Ridge - 2BR/1BA Located only 2
blocks from the beach. Home has new carpet!
Community features include swimming pool,
tennis court, play ground and Bar-B-Q area.
$699,000 - Sandpiper Loop - MLS#49621 $340,000 - Reserve court - MLS#9509 $425,000UUU - S. Fletcner LOt - 5U'X1UU
4BR/4BA, 2,693 s.f.Townhome 4BR/2BA in Reserve at Old Bluff Ready to build - Plans Available 2700 s.f.
Nip Galphin - 277-6597 Nip Galphin - 277-6597 Brad Goble - 261-6166
$725,000 - Fernandina Cay - MLS# 43544 $595,000 - S. Fletcher, 50' Beach Lot - MLS# 45255 $199,500 - Timber Creek PLantation - MLS#50131
3BR/3BA - Great Ocean View Buy now, Build later, use of existing home 2,307 sq.ft. Brick/Stucco, SS Appliances,
Nip Galphin - 277-6597 Brad Goble - 261-6166 Brad Goble - 261-6166
375,000 - MLS#49508 $510,000 - Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365 $150,000 - Cartesian Pointe - MLS#50160
2600 S.F. - across from the Bells River 4BR3BA - 2578s- In Seaside Subdivision 1,928 sq.ft. Best price in neighborhood.
Call me or your agent quickly! 4BR/3BA - 2578sf - In Seaside Subdivision 1 2s ft Best rice in
Brad Goble o904-2616166 Nip Galphin - 277-6597 Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Lanceford Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Barrington Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Beech Street * Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* 1735 Clinch Dr. 3.2 acres $599,000 #49568 * Nip Galphin - 277-6597
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1&2 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $630-$750
Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
1,2&3 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $585-$705
Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee
(904) 225-5810 3
MARSH LAKES - 3/2.5 T.H. 1860sf.
4572 Village Dr. $1300/mo. Call Don
Brown Realty 225-5510 or 571-
HOUSE FOR RENT - in Yulee.
2BR/1BA, CH&A. $600/mo., 1st & last
month up front. Call (904)207-0199 or
THE COLONY - 4830 Gulfstream Ct.
2BR/2BA, fully furnished, Wifi, cable,
phone, utilities included. $1450/mo.
Contact phone # (904)838-1969 .
2200SF 3BR/2BA remodeled DWMH.
Must see to believe. Hdwd floors,
ceramic tile, new appl's, & FP. Floor to
ceiling windows & loft that overlooks
1.3 acre property. $1100/mo. 1st, last
& dep req'd. Call 206-1162 & Iv msg
WORTHINGTON DR. - Page Hill.
3BR/2BA. Water conditioner, W/D, fire-
place, & microwave. $1095/mo. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006.
ON ISLAND - 3BR/2BA w/large family
room & fenced backyard on south end
of island. Available 9/1 at $1375 +
utilities, flexible terms. (904)261-0347
NICE HOME - on north end of Island.
Relatively new 3BR/2BA, $965/mo.
Available now. References req'd. (904)
2870 1ST AVE. - Newly remodeled
3BR/2BA, all new spacious kitchen,
hardwood floors. $1200/mo. Available
now! Call Jody (904)583-9597
2012 #2 BRIDAL RD.- Quiet
neighborhood living. 2BR/1BA patio
home. $800/mo. Available 9/1. Call
861 Vacation Rentals
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE - Furn.
home. 3BR/2BA, 2-car gar., gated
comm w/pool, 5 min/beach. Avail Sept-
Nov. 261-6204, 206-0035
ADVERTISE YOU VACATION REN-
TAL - Call 261-3696, News-Leader
Classifieds are also available to
potential renters at fbnewsleader.com
DOWNTOWN "CHANDLERY BUILD-
ING" - (Centre & 2nd). Single office to
3500sf. Call Manager, (770)444-9800.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - Down-
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597
(3) OFFICE SPACES - Historic Old
Schoolhouse, 914 Atlantic Ave. Utilities
included. Contact Rhonda at 261-8249.
Office Space - includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
3 ROOM OFFICE SUITE - utilities
furnished. $625/mo. 2382 Sadler Rd.
behind Amelia Insurance. Call George,
SEE THE INSIDE, THEN DECIDE -
Low rent. 1200sf, 200 + loft, 8th &
Gum Sts. 321-1651 or 261-2770
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
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