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Select fee changes for 2009-10:
Special event power usage fee (per
Summer camp (non-city) ........
After school program (non-city) ...
Individual 4-month pool pass (non-c
Swim lessons, level 1-6 (city) . . . .
Swim lessons, level 1-6 (non-city)
B ingo (city) ................ . .
Bingo (non-city) ............. . .
Skate park daily pass (city) . . . . . .
Skate park daily pass (non-city) . .
Rental parking lots A-D (non-city) ..
Short-term/hourly dock rental ....
Weekday golf fees (9 holes) .... ..
Weekday golf fees (18 holes) ... .
Weekend golf fees (9 holes) ......
Weekend golf fees (18 holes) .....
Annual airport operating permit ...
r day) .. $0 ........ $20
....... $85/wk . . . . $96/wk
. . . . . . . $55/wk . . . . $60/wk
;ity) ... $125 ...... $108
. . . . . . . $30/wk .... $35/wk
. . . . . . . $35/wk . . . . $42/wk
. . . . . . . 330/game . . 500/game
. . . . . . . 330/game . . 600/game
. . . . . . . $ 1 . .. . .. . . $ 2
. . . . . . . $2 ........ $ 5
. . . . . . . $200 ...... $240
. . . . . . . $0 ........ 400 foot/hr
. . . . . . . $19.02 . . . . . $13.09
. . . . . . . $25.70 . . . . . $17
....... $23.13 . . . . . $16
. . . . . . . $30.84 . . . . . $22
. . . . . . . $240 ...... $360
City increases fees
Local residents whose budgets are
already stretched to the limit may have
to do a little more stretching to cover
increases in many city fees. Golfers,
however, will get a break to play the
City commissioners voted 4-1
Tuesday to approve a fee-change pack-
age for city departments from commu-
nity development to the city marina.
Those fee changes, mostly increases,
are part of the city's attempt to make up
for revenue shortfalls
over the past year.
Jeffrey Bunch was
the only one to vote
against the fee
changes, saying that
"now is not the time
to increase fees."
"I think we could
have looked at other
ways to (raise rev-
enue)," Bunch said.
Resident Lynn Williams also com-
plained about the fees, calling them a
"Those that have the money can go
on (living here)," Williams said. "It will
change the way our community looks.
... Particularly odious are the
(Community Development Depart-
ment) fees. The reason they're going up
is because the number of its permits
went down." See box, 3A.
Utilities Director John Mandrick said
there will be a 10 percent increase in
water/sewer rates starting Oct. 1, and
another 10 percent increase next year.
FEES Continued on 3A
There are more cases of H1N1
swine flu or similar '.!ir .. . being
reported by area doctors, hospitals,
day-care facilities and schools.
As a result, schools and employers
are taking steps to curb spread of the
illness. All Baptist Health facilities,
including Wolfson Children's Hospital,
are limiting visitation.
The hospital has asked that those
experiencing any flu-like symptoms,
including coughing, sneezing, fever or
stomach upset, not visit in order to
limit the spread of disease. Visitors at
Baptist Health facilities may be asked
to wear a mask to help prevent spread
of the flu.
Many hospital and local physicians'
employees are wearing masks and
other protective gear to help prevent
spread of the disease.
Baptist Health also recommends
that only parents, legal guardians,
spouses or significant others come to
the hospital to visit patients. Parents
and legal guardians are being asked
not to bring children age 5 and under
to visit patients in the hospital as an
additional precaution against spread
of the flu. This age group is at higher
risk for H1N1 and is contagious for a
longer period of time than older chil-
dren and adults.
In an Aug. 27 letter to parents,
Nassau County Schools Superinten-
dent John Ruis urged precautions,
especially "to keep ill children out of
school which will help stop the spread
of the disease."
"You or your child will experience a
sudden onset of fever (higher than
100), cough, runny nose, sore throat,
FLU Continued on 3A
Swine flu updates
The Florida Department of
Health has a toll-free number to
provide public health information
and updates on H1 N1 swine flu.
The information line is available
from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 877-
HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Joan Blackburn cradles Sawdust, Willie and Angel, her three dogs
who receive their food from the new Meals on Wheels for Pets pro-
Meals on Wheels
HEATHER A. PERRY of vital importance."
News Leader While surfing the web last sum-
mer, Watford came across the Meals
re'ss a new program in place on Wheels Association of America
akes it easier for seniors who website and found that an initiative
Meals on Wheels to feed their called We All Love Our Pets
Vith the creation of Meals on (WALOP) was created in 2005 in
sFor Pets, animal companions response to the discovery that many
:ceive high quality food to Meals on Wheels recipients were
proper nutrition and good sharing their meals with their pets.
"I live for my dogs so regardless
borah Watford, local program of whether I eat, my dogs are going
zer, understands how much to be fed," said Joan Blackburn,
' cats and dogs mean to them. whose three dogs Sawdust, Willie
ave an 83-year-old mother who and Angel are program participants.
one with her toy poodle, Dolly. Watford approached the Nassau
how important Dolly is to my County Council on Aging to see about
r's emotional and physical putting a similar program together
and I knew that there had to here in partnership with the Nassau
ior citizens in Nassau County Humane Society, where she was vol-
vere in the same position. unteer coordinator for about nine
times, a pet is the only com- months.
that an older person has and
g that pet healthy and happy is
PETS Continued on 3A
County road crew:
We need new boss
Nassau County Road and Bridge
Department employees have accused
their boss of unsafe working condi-
tions, abusive language and misuse of
A petition signed by 47 of 55
department employees, including
three supervisors, expressed a "vote
of no confidence" in Superintendent
Butch Hartman's leadership.
The Aug.10 letter to Nassau
County Coordinator Ed Sealover
urged him to "make the necessary
leadership changes." Sealover said
he would review the allegations and
report his findings to the county com-
Hartman sent Sealover a rebuttal
letter, responding to each of the 11
issues listed by the employees. "I
have been the Road and Bridge
Superintendent since 2003, my pri-
mary concern is to perform the
duties and responsibilities required
by my position, my boss and the
Board of County Commissioners,"
he wrote. "I have always tried very
hard to treat the employees in the
Road and Bridge Department and
the rest of the county with respect
and integrity. I have my directives
from my boss and I carry them out.
Some employees in Road and Bridge
Department strongly disagree with
these directives and they don't use
the proper chain-of-command."
Cary Silcox, a union steward with
the Northeast Florida Public
Employees Local 630 Laborers
International Union of North
America, gathered the signatures.
Silcox has worked for the county for
10 years and has served as union
steward for eight.
According to the complainants'
ROADS Continued on 4A
County buys dirt
in an emergency
RYAN SMITH County Coordinator Ed Sealover
News Leader told the commission the dirt was
needed immediately for cover when
The Nassau County Commission the landfill closes around Sept. 30.
approved the purchase of $275,000 State Department of Environmental
worth of dirt Tuesday. The decision Protection regulations stipulate the
came at an emergency meeting con- cover must be in place within seven
vened to discuss closure require- days of closure.
ments for the West Nassau Landfill. "Because of the time frame, com-
The commission agreed to pur- petitive procurement simply cannot
chase 55,000 cubic yards of dirt at $5 be done," Sealover said.
per cubic yard - more than twice the The commissioners were dis-
price of the dirt currently being used, turbed that the issue was just coming
which Interim Landfill Director Lee before them. Most were inclined to
Pickett said wasn't suitable for the blame Golder and Associates, the
final cover. Jacksonville firm contracted to con-
"It's never really been an issue sult on the landfill, for not informing
because it's a disposable product," them of the time frame.
he said. "... Now we're up to the top "Originally we thought there was
layer, and it's not good enough mate- a 180-day time frame to get this done,
rial." and we've been working along those
Pickett told the commission that lines," said Commission Chair Barry
the dirt currently used wouldn't hold Holloway. "Now it's down to seven
together well enough to keep the days, and that bothers me.... How are
waste in the landfill covered - par-
ticularly after a hard rain.
LANDFILL Continued on 4A
Property tax value drops, but some bills go up
While the total taxable value of real
estate in Nassau County dropped this year,
many individual homeowners may see their
property taxes go up thanks to a little-
known clause in Florida's Save Our Homes
Some newer homeowners may see a
drop in their tax bill, while some owners of
older, homesteaded properties may see an
increase, according to Nassau County
Property Appraiser Tammy Stiles.
Total taxable value of Nassau County
real property is about $7.4 billion, accord-
ing to a preliminary certification of the tax
roll. That's a 3.6 percent decrease from last
year's total taxable value of about $7.7 bil-
However, many categories of taxable
property have increased in value, according
to the property appraiser's office. For
instance, total taxable value for single-fam-
ily residences saw a 0.29 percent jump.
Taxable value on mobile homes was up 7
percent. Condominium values, on the other
hand, dropped by nearly 11 percent.
So why are some residents' taxes going
up while others see theirs drop? According
to Stiles, it is due to the so-called "recap-
ture" clause, a little-known 1995 addition to
the 1992 Save Our Homes law.
The law placed a 3 percent cap on annu-
al property tax increases. However, the
recapture rule demands that a property's
tax continue to increase until it meets the
home's market value.
For example, say a home purchased 10
years ago has a market value of $200,000.
Because of the 3 percent annual tax cap,
that home's assessed value is much lower
- say $125,000. Because of the housing
market decline, the home's value drops to
$150,000. That's still $25,000 more than
the homeowner is being taxed on -which
TAX Continued on 4A
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The Florida Forest
Service was offering $1 per
bushel of healthy pine
September 3, 1959
25 YEARS AGO
City commissioners voted
4-1 to accept a proposal by
the Center Street Waterfront
Group to renovate the city
September 5, 1984
10 YEARS AGO
Communities in Schools
of Nassau County
announced plans to suspend
services at six elementary
schools, citing almost
$26,000 in debt and lack of
money to run the program.
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TALLAHASSEE - Florida
Agriculture and Consumer
Charles H. Bronson is urging
people to familiarize them-
selves with basic food safety
The Food Safety and Food
Defense Advisory Council,
which reports to Bronson, is
also taking steps to reinforce
one particular key food safety
message to young people so
they will develop good habits
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer
Services is responsible for
ensuring a safe wholesome
food supply - "from farm to
fork" - through oversight of
the agriculture industry,
inspections of retail food
establishments and laborato-
ry testing food products. But
one of the most important
ways to prevent food-borne ill-
nesses actually rests with con-
sumers through the proper
washing of hands.
"When people thoroughly
wash their hands on a consis-
tent basis, they are going a
long way toward preventing
the contamination of their
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Rain saturates ground
The Nassau County Emer-
gency Management Depart-
ment issued a flood warning
Wednesday in the wake of days
of heavy rain. Although no sig-
nificant damage or flooding
was reported, Emergency
Management Public Informa-
tion Officer Frank Elkins said
further rain could cause prob-
According to National
Weather Service data, some
areas of the county may have
gotten up to five inches of rain
since Monday. Thursday morn-
ing, however, Elkins said the
situation looked good.
"According to Road and
Bridge and other agencies this
morning, we have no street
flooding, no road closures, no
houses intruded by flooding,
so all we have is good news,"
he said. "We did have some
streets yesterday with stand-
ing water, but they weren't
impassable. People could still
'.. We have no street flooding, no road
closures, no houses intruded by flooding,
so all we have is good news.'
NASSAU COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
get down those roads, they just
needed to slow down and give
themselves some additional
"The Yulee and Callahan
areas received the most and
had the two reports of standing
water in the roadways," he
added. "It was US 17 at
Goodbread Road and Biscayne
Road in Callahan, like I said,
those roads were not im-
passable. We just wanted peo-
ple to slow down and give
themselves some additional
time. That was about 11:45 or
12 yesterday afternoon when
we got those reports. We did
have an unconfirmed report at
State Road 200 in Timber
Creek (subdivision in Yulee)
that the ditches were over-
flowing onto the road, but by
the time Road and Bridge got
out to look, the water had sub-
Elkins said damage from
the rain was minimal - but cau-
tioned that more rain could
"(There have been) a few
downed limbs, some yard
debris - but nothing substantial
that we know of, and no flood
warning today that we know
of," he said. 'That's not to say
that won't change when the
rain comes, because the soil is
saturated right now. There's
not much place for the water to
The Thursday night
English and Spanish classes
have resumed at Promised
Land Church (La Tierra
Prometida) for the 2009-10
school year. Classes are held
from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the
church, 312 S. Eighth St. All
are welcome. Call 349-2595.
The church also is look-
ing for volunteers to help
teach English to the local
Hispanic population. Detailed
information can be picked up
at the Mexican Store, 401A
S. Eighth St., at Date.
Gary W. Belson Associa-
tes, Inc. will hold a concealed
weapon license course at
Gander Mountain in the
River City Marketplace off
US 17 south on Sept. 5 at 9
a.m. and 1 p.m. and Sept. 6 at
2 p.m. For information call
Belson at 476-2037 or e-mail
Local Chapter #4608 of
the AARP will meet Sept. 8 at
1 p.m. at the Council on
Aging, across from Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
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The business meeting will
continue the discussion on
the national health plan and
give the latest information to
members. Members are
urged to attend and bring a
friend. For information call
John E Megna at 277-2143.
A Bereavement Support
Group meets on the second
Thursday of each month
from 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, corner of
Eighth Street and Atlantic
Avenue. The next meeting is
Sept. 10. Call Kathy Wash-
burn, 491-1753, for details.
A reception honoring
local child advocates and
young adults who have
"graduated" from the foster
care system and celebrating
recent legislative successes
will be hosted by Florida's
Children First, Inc., an
organization advocating for
the legal rights of children in
state care, on Sept. 10 from
5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Haskell
Building, 111 Riverside Ave.,
The event will celebrate
the work of local child advo-
cates: Tom Patania, Dawn
Lopez, foster parents Brian
and Danette Lewis, formerly
of Fernandina Beach, as well
as Youth Honorees James
Felton and Melissa Bright.
The reception is open to
the public; make reserva-
tions at fcf@floridaschildren-
first.org or (954) 796-0860.
The Epilepsy Foundation
of Florida is hosting three
seizure awareness seminars
in Jacksonville to educate
caregivers and also the
whole community about the
appropriate actions to take if
someone has a seizure.
The first seminar from
6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 is also
a parent support/networking
group meeting, held the sec-
ond Thursday of each month
at Hendricks Avenue Baptist
Church, 4001 Hendricks
Ave., Room D4, Jacksonville.
Seminars will be held
Sept. 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
and Oct. 17 from 9:30-11:30
a.m. at Nemours Children's
Clinic, 807 Children's Way,
10th Floor, Jacksonville. To
register visit www.epilep-
call (904) 731-3752.
Health fair in Yulee
A Community Health Fair
hosted by Yulee United
Methodist Church, AlA at
Christian Way, Yulee, will be
held Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Exhibitors include Amelia
Island Urgent Care;
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida; Nassau
County Council on Aging;
Nassau County Fire/Rescue;
Nassau County Health
Department providing infor-
mation on smoking cessation,
nutrition and a dental clinic;
Northeast Florida Healthy
Start Coalition; St. Vincent's
Parish Nursing; Sutton Place
Mental Health Clinic; the
United Methodist Church
North Florida Disaster
Recovery Team; and Vision is
Priceless with free vision
The North Florida Blood
Alliance's Bloodmobile will be
onsite for those wishing to
donate blood. St. Vincent's
Mobile Health Outreach
Ministry will provide flu shots
for $30 (Medicare accepted);
cholesterol testing for $5; and
glucose testing for $2.
For information call 225-
3381 or e-mail yuleeumc@aol.
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Robert W (Bob)
Mr. Robert W. (Bob) Milner,
Sr., passed away August 26 in
Big Bend Hospice House in
Mr. Milner was born
November 26, 1925 in Sheffield,
Al. and served in the US Navy
during WWII aboard the USS
Oak Hill in the South Pacific
Theatre. He was an excellent
signalman who learned Morse
Code as a Boy Scout and put it
to use during WWII. After the
war, Mr. Milner became em-
ployed with National Container
Corp. in Jacksonville where he
met his future bride Billie
Thompson, whom he married
Mr. Milner spent many years
in the insurance and real estate
business, retiring from Gulf Life
Insurance Company. In addi-
tion to the insurance business,
Mr. Milner also managed a tire
store, Dairy Queen restaurant
and sold cars in Starke, Fl. He
worked in Madison County,
where he served on the School
Board, and Starke, Fl. before
moving to Tallahassee in 1977.
He was an active member of
Fellowship Baptist Church and
a member of the Masonic Lodge
for over 50 years. After retire-
ment, Mr. Milner drove for
retired Judge Gus Fontaine and
local attorney Chip Beal.
Mr. Milner was preceded in
death by his father and mother,
Pitt Milner and Cecile Brown,
and a sister, Elizabeth Kiser.
He is survived by his wife of
62 years, Billie Milner; a sister,
Frances Seifert of Evanston,
Illinois; six sons: Richard (Julie)
of Omaha, AR, Mark (Lynn) of
Tallahassee, Bob Jr. (Carol) of
Starke, Fl., Kevin (Heather) of
Green Bay, WI, Tony and John
(Paula) of Tallahassee. He is
also survived by fourteen
grandchildren and seven great-
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, September 5
at 11:00 AM in Fellowship
Baptist Church with visitation
one hour prior at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to Fellowship
Baptist Church, 3705 N. Mon-
roe, Tallahassee, Fl. 32303 or
Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan
Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fl.
Abbey Riposta Funeral Home
James T. Flood, 73, of
Hilliard died Monday after-
noon, Aug. 31, 2009. A memo-
rial service was held at 6:30
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in the
Stephens Chapel at Green Pine
Funeral Home with the Rev.
Bob Rozier officiating.
Green Pine Funeral Home
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The principal reason for the
fee increase, he said, is
because of a rise in electrical
rates. He said the increase
would cost the average home-
owner $8-9 more a month.
The Parks & Recreation
Department increased some
fees, mostly for non-city res-
idents, but also decreased a
Mayor Susan Steger said
she would like to see the
Peck Community Center
reception room rented to non-
profit groups at no charge.
Parks & Recreation Director
Nan Voit told her that non-
profit groups can already use
many of the city facilities,
including the Peck reception
room, at no charge unless
they are holding a fundraiser.
City Fire Chief Dan Hanes
said his department made
one change that will save
some residents money.
Instead of a flat-rate inspec-
tion fee, he said, the depart-
ment will now charge by the
size of the structure.
reviews, he said, were also
reduced significantly, from 75
percent to 35 percent of the
building permit. But emer-
gency medical service fees
were increased significantly
because, Hanes said, the cur-
rent fees were "very, very
City Marina Director
Coleman Langshaw said he
made minor changes in mari-
na fees, mostly in an effort to
"have vessels settled in,
rather than coming and
Monthly dockage rates,
which were lowered as a
courtesy to boaters over the
summer, will soon be going
up to $13/foot, but
Langshaw's budget request
asks for $15.25 a foot per
month. There will also be
increases in electrical fees for
boaters using city docks.
Scott Womble, director of
the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Golf Course, asked
for a reduction in daily greens
fees and annual membership
fees in the hope of attracting
"I wanted to take a step
back and increase participa-
tion by lowering rates,"
Womble told commissioners.
Womble said he hoped to
increase the current mem-
bership of about 350 golfers
to at least 400, and possibly
However, there will still
be a noticeable difference
between fees for city resi-
dents and non-residents to
use the city golf course.
Childers questioned a steep
increase in annual fees for
junior resident and non-resi-
dent golfers, from $110 to
$117.70 and $110 to $168,
respectively. All other annual
membership fees were low-
"You many want to con-
sider changing that," said
Childers. "It's just dispropor-
tionate compared to other
Womble said he was also
reluctant to raise fees so
much for junior members,
but went along at the sug-
gestion of City Manager
Preferred player annual
fees were raised slightly, from
$300 to $321, as well as cart
"It is a tough time,"
Commissioner Tim Poynter
said at the end of the meeting.
"I've talked to a lot of builders
and they understand the (per-
mit) costs associated (with
construction). The county cut
fees and it didn't generate any
"I'm not in favor of fees
going up," Poynter said, "but
we have to make sure we
don't cast too many asper-
sions on what the city does to
make sure things happen on
a timely basis."
Select fee changes for 2009-10:
Plum bing perm it .................. $193 .
Electrical perm it ................. . $115 .
Mechanical permit ............... . $104 .
D E P letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $0 . . .
DEP letter revision ............... . $0 ...
Building plans (for delivery to copier) . . $0 ...
Grade, excavate and fill
(first $1,000 of construction costs) . . . . $50 ..
Electrical code inspection ........... $55 ..
Gas code inspection ............... $15 ..
Installation of gas tanks ............. $10 ..
Each gas appliance .............. . $10 ..
Plumbing code inspection ........... $55 ..
The city's Community
Development Department has
had a substantial decrease in
revenues over the past year
and a half. According to
memos from City Building
Official Bob Sasser, the
department has brought in at
least 50 percent less than bud-
geted from March through
Director Marshall McCrary
told city commissioners
Tuesday that fees must be
raised in the fiscal year begin-
ning Oct. 1 because the state
requires department costs to
be covered by residents who
use those services.
McCrary said the fee
structure "probably should
have been adjusted" last year,
and that fee decreases "tend to
be cyclical." Some years, he
said, the department brings
in more than is projected, and
those revenues are spent on
However, due to the deep
nationwide recession, con-
struction has slowed consid-
erably, and so have requests
Some examples of fee
increases: a building permit
fee that was previously $40 for
the first $1,000 of construc-
tion cost has been raised to
$100. A non-refundable
deposit for estimated con-
struction cost has been raised
from $100 to $150. There are
now fees for plans and plan
revisions because, according
to Sasser, one of the biggest
problems the department
faces is incomplete submittals.
These take up large amounts
of paperwork and staff time,
even though there is a check-
list to follow, according to
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"We have to make sure all
the required materials are
there," said McCrary. "We
don't get a penny of revenue
until that permit goes out."
The department also pre-
sented a detailed outline of
the city's costs for issuing
each permit. According to the
document, it takes a permit
clerk an hour and 25 minutes,
and over two hours for the
building administrator to work
on each permit. The building
inspector also spends two
hours on each permit. Total
cost to the city, according to
the evaluation, is $102.70 for
each permit request.
It will now also cost cus-
tomers $50 for the city to send
a letter to the Department of
Environmental Protection, and
$25 more for revisions to the
letter. Building plans will now
cost $25. The department also
gave an example of total per-
mit fees for a newly con-
structed 1,000 square-foot
house. Building, plumbing,
electrical, mechanical and
roofing permits for a house
that size will be increased
from $2,561.50 to $2,914.50.
FLU Continued from 1A
and all-over body aches. Many
persons have reported experi-
encing diarrhea as well. If you or
your child has these symptoms,
you can assume you have the flu.
The symptoms will usually last 4-
5 days, but you can spread the
virus for up to seven days after
the onset of symptoms," he wrote.
The information Ruis provided
asked parents to:
* "Keep sick children at
home. If your child exhibits flu-
like symptoms, keep them home
from all activities such as after-
school programs, dances, movies
and other events where people
* "Stay home when you are
sick. Limit your contact with other
* "Cover coughs and sneezes.
Teach your child to cover their
coughs and sneezes with tissues
or by coughing into the inside of
the elbow. Dispose of used tis-
sues properly, and then wash
hands thoroughly. Practice these
steps and use them every time
you cough or sneeze."
* "Wash hands with soap and
water. Teach your child to wash
their hands frequently with soap
and water for 20 seconds (singing
the "Happy Birthday" song twice).
Set a good example by doing this
* Teach your child the proper
use of hand sanitizer. Gels, rubs
and hand-wipes work well, as long
as they contain at least 60 percent
alcohol. Dispose of hand wipes
properly. Always read and follow
label instructions when using
Seasonal flu shots are now
available, though a vaccine for the
swine flu will not be available until
No deaths from the swine flu
have been reported in Nassau
County. Not all cases are being
confirmed by testing; medical
providers are treating patients
with flu-like symptoms on the
assumption they may have this
particular virus. Some doctors
have reported seeing dozens
of such patients per day this
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Rollin' on the River, a scenic Sunday cruise to St.
Marys, Ga., sponsored by Amelia River Cruises to ben-
efit Meals on Wheels for Pets, will be held Sept. 13.
Tickets are $25 roundtrip 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
your bike to cycle through the historic downtown. The
ferry is pet friendly.
Call Amelia River Cruises at 261-9972 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot and
advise whether you are bringing a bike. Space is limited
to 80 seats.
PETS Continued from 1A
In search of grant money,
Watford got in touch with
the Banfield Charitable
Trust, which funded
WALOP Their Executive
Director Dianne McGill
advised Watford to contact
Royal Canin U.S.A., a pet
food manufacturer in
After a couple of weeks of
obtained a commit-
ment from Royal Canin to
provide the food at no
cost other than shipping
Steve and Mary Stubbs,
owners of First Coast
Moving and Storage, offered
to provide free space to store
the pet food.
It is here that volunteers
gather on Saturday morn-
ings to re-bag donated food
into small plastic bags,
which are easier for the sen-
ior clients to handle.
Volunteers are needed to
assist with this effort.
Meals on Wheels For
Pets made its first deliver-
ies in August and has part-
nered with Cats Angels to
spay and neuter some of the
seniors' pet cats.
After an initial test run in
Fernandina Beach, the pro-
gram was expanded to
include seniors on the West
Side of the county.
Feedback has been glow-
ing, said Watford, who told
of one MOW For Pets
recipient who called the
Council on Aging and
meowed into the phone, say-
ing that was her kitties say-
ing thank you.
"These stories are what
make our efforts worth-
There are currently 38
human clients, 39 cats, 45
dogs and one cockatiel
participating in the program.
The number fluctuates as
clients join or leave the
program, are hospitalized,
"Many animals and sen-
ior citizens have a lot in
common," said Watford.
'They share the same strug-
gles: day-to-day survival,
adequate shelter, nourishing
food and proper health care.
Many are alone and lonely,
lacking the human interac-
tion that makes life worth
living. They generally have
no voice and in that quiet,
are too often forgotten. I
hope that this program will
help to address some of
To qualify for Meals on
Wheels, individuals must be
at least 60 years old. A
case manager at the Council
on Aging assesses their sit-
uation and determines
which program meets their
For more information,
contact Debbie Davis at 261-
0701, ext. 115.
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TAX Continued from 1A
means an annual tax increase
until the assessed value meets
the market value, or the mar-
ket value drops below the
"That would go on
throughout the whole state
because of the way the provi-
sions have been implement-
ed," Stiles said.
Some newer homeowners
may see their tax bills drop,
Stiles said, because the value
of their homes may have tum-
bled below the assessed
"Their taxable value
probably went down, there-
fore their taxes probably went
down ... whereas the person
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we just now knowing we need
different material? We have a
consultant on board we pay
thousands of dollars to advise
us, and they should have
known the cover we were
using wasn't going to work."
"(The DEP) doesn't play
around, and to get to this
point and get caught with our
who's been homesteaded
for many, many years
may only have a taxable value
of $51,000," still within reach
of the recapture clause, she
The total number of prop-
erties granted the $25,000
homestead exemption did rise
by 74 this year. However,
Stiles said homesteaded prop-
erty owners are by and large
still paying less than new
'That new homeowner is
probably paying more in
taxes, even though they've
gone down, than that home-
owner who's been home-
steaded for many years," she
pants down, so to speak, is a
shock," Commissioner Walter
"What I want to know is
why we're paying a consultant
hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars to know these things,"
Commissioner Mike Boyle
No representatives from
Golder and Associates attend-
ed the meeting.
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File online to contest valuations
All Value Adjustment Board petitions and filing fees relating to
issues of valuation, and such other categories including tangible
personal property, etc., must be filed with the Clerk of Courts on
or before the 25th day following mailing of the Notice of
Proposed Taxes (Truth in Millage or TRIM).
Forms approved by the state Department of Revenue for filing
petitions to the Value Adjustment Board may be obtained from
the Nassau County Property Appraiser's office, the Clerk of
Court's office or at www.nassau.clerk.com or the www.myflori-
In addition to filing in person or by mail, petitioners may now
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Check the clerk's website for further details.
Value Adjustment Board meets Thursday
An organizational meeting of the Nassau County Value
Adjustment Board will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the James
S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee.
The organizational meeting will be for the purpose of making
available the uniform rules of procedure for petitions to be heard
by the Value Adjustment Board.
The public is invited to attend the meeting to obtain a copy of
the uniform rules of procedure and to ask any questions regard-
ing petitions and procedures to be made to the Value Adjustment
The rules of procedures and process for the Value Adjustment
Board have changed considerably; therefore, any person who
has filed a petition to the Value Adjustment Board is encouraged
to attend to understand the procedures that will be utilized.
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letter, "(Hartman's) general
inability to efficiently work
with his employees (of all lev-
els) creates difficult and
uncomfortable working con-
ditions. He often directs
employees to work under
unsafe conditions, and uses
abusive language around
employees as well as occa-
sionally directing the inap-
propriate verbal language
toward the employees them-
The complainants also
wrote, "Mr. Hartman also
makes threats to any employ-
ees who question his prac-
tices, his complete disregard
for the (morale) or concerns
of the employees creates a
very uncomfortable and
unproductive work environ-
ment. We also question his
judgment as it comes to the
budgeting and spending
of the county money as well
as the use of county
The letter continues, "The
employees have great con-
cerns for his ability to effec-
tively manage the day to day
operations of the department.
It is also the general feeling
that he has led the depart-
ment in the completely wrong
direction for some time now
and a change in leadership
must occur in order to move
this department and its
employees back in the right
Silcox said he believes
Hartman is not managing
county funds effectively, and
that workers are driving
around in old trucks without
air conditioning and proper
Hartman disagreed. "This
one I very strongly disagree
with; my boss and the Board
of County Commissioners are
the judge of the budget,
spending and county
resources.... In my six years
as the Road and Bridge
I've used only what was
required to run Road and
Bridge Department and
returned millions of dollars
back to the county....
"I strongly understand the
anxieties of the Nassau
County Road Department and
Local 630 employees; we all
have these anxieties in these
economic times but as Road
and Bridge Department
head, I'm required to make
recommendations to my boss
to get Road and Bridge
Department's budget in line.
This is very hard, but as a pro-
fessional I do what's
Silcox expressed concern
about employees working in
unsafe conditions, namely the
safety clothing worn on the
job. He said employees cur-
rently wear Class 2 level
reflective shirts that he said
are not as safe as Class 3
reflective vests generally worn
by traffic employees day or
night. Federal law only
requires a minimum of Class
"Since I have been Road
and Bridge superintendent,
the department has a safety
meeting every two weeks
and the Advisory Safety &
Health Committee meeting
monthly. Safety issues are
paramount to me and correc-
tions are immediately in the
works," Hartman replied.
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September is full of military history
September is always a dif-
ficult month for me when
selecting events to cover, and
this year is no exception.
Because Americans are scat-
tered throughout the globe,
many dates will be honored
around the world, some only
locally. Others may cause a
momentary sense of recogni-
tion, but to me all warrant a
few minutes of our busy, daily
lives. Some are fond memo-
ries, some are not. I hope
you'll join me throughout the
month when I expand upon
some events while others I'll
have to forgo until next year.
With the onset of the
Korean War, cartoonist Mort
Walker introduced his star
comic strip character, Beetle
Bailey. Since Sept. 4, 1950,
Beetle Bailey has entertained
thousands for over the past 59
years. Some may not feel
Beetle falls into the category
of historical, but to many of
the era he helped them laugh
when pressures of the war
took their toll.
It was 233 years ago the
United States of America
adopted a new name. It was
on Sept. 9, 1776 that the
Second Continental Congress
changed the name of our
great nation from the United
Colonies to the United States
In 2001, the date
September 11 took on new
meaning for all Americans so
it's very appropriate that at
8:46 a.m. on this date a
moment of silence across the
nation will be observed. It's
an official "Day of
Remembrance" dedicated to
the memory of the nearly
3,000 who died in the Sept.
11, 2001 terrorists' attacks.
Initially known as "National
Day of Prayer and
Remembrance for the Victims
of the Terrorist Attacks on
September 11, 2001," today
it's more commonly referred
Sam is cer-
tising media. The nickname
"Uncle Sam" received wide-
spread notoriety during the
War of 1812 and in the late
1860s took on the white-
bearded character in a stars-
and-stripes suit. It is on Sept.
13 of each year that we share
with the world, Uncle Sam
Sept. 14 is the 95th
anniversary of an auspicious
organization, the Ladies
Auxiliary of the VFW. Their
motto surrounds a tradition of
caring and has been unwaver-
ing since 1914. The auxiliary
has worked to ensure
America's veterans are not
forgotten and has pledged
that those who need assis-
tance will get it.
The American Legion was
chartered by Congress on
Sept. 16, 1919 as a patriotic,
war-time veterans organiza-
tion devoted to mutual help-
fulness. It is a non-profit com-
munity service organization
numbering nearly three mil-
lion members. There are
American Legion posts world-
wide servicing our citizens
both home and abroad. Posts
are organized in each 50
states, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico,
France, Mexico and the
Sept. 17 shares at least
The name of Susan Walsh was unfortunately omitted
from the list of Take Stock mentors in the community
Thank You published on August 14. Ms. Walsh has
been a dedicated mentor since 2003. Take Stock
apologizes for the error.
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three events on the calendar
of history. In 1862 it's record-
ed as the bloodiest day in U.S.
military history when at the
Battle of Antietam during the
Civil War more than 23,000
were killed or wounded. It is
also Citizenship Day, a special
day for all citizens, both
native born and for those who
chose to become Americans
Then there's Constitution
Day. It was in 1787 that the
Constitution of the United
States of America was final-
ized, however it would be two
more years before each state
met and voted on its accept-
This next date in the time-
line is near and dear to my
heart since I retired from this
military branch of the armed
forces. It's Sept. 18, the date
the U.S. Air Force celebrates
its 62nd birthday. Formerly
part of the Army Air Corps,
this aviation unit gained its
independence in 1947 and
today promotes the slogan
"Above All." Its mission is to
deliver sovereign options for
the defense of the United
States and its global interests,
and to fly and fight in air,
space and cyberspace.
Recognition Day is the third
Friday of September and this
year falls on Sept. 18. It's a
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day of remembrance
and hope for the
speedy and safe
return of American
Prisoners of War aid
those still Missing 1,1
Action. I hope
you'll join me
later this month
when I review the
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and visit ., t ! ,
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September. Very few w
ceremonies to recogni
these mothers, but it w
ated in honor of all wo
whose sons and daugh
have pledged their live
securing the blessings
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,-. 1i,,. i ..iendous sacrifices,
lihi most painful being
the loss of their
In 1899, the
(VFW) first began
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fi,,_ d so
m Day is on Sept. 13 of much for
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ill hold organization of combat veter-
ze ans, approximately 1.5 million
vas cre- members. The organization is
men dedicated to providing a place
hters for everyone who sacrificed
es to abroad in our nation's con-
s of lib- flicts. This elite organization
[d a few will celebrate those achieve-
ments on Sept. 29, its 110th
September 1949 saw the
end to the Berlin Airlift. The
airlift was a massive effort to
supply two million people of
West Berlin with food and
necessities during the
Russian blockade which start-
ed in May 1948. The blockade
was instituted in the hopes
the Allies would be forced to
abandon West Berlin. Though
the blockade ended in May
1949, the airlifts continued
until Sept. 30, 1949 tallying
approximately 277,000 flights
and is listed as the largest air-
lift support the world has
seen to date.
I most certainly didn't
include all significant dates of
past Septembers, for it's a
newspaper, not a novel, but
several facts are constant.
There's no time-travel portal.
We can't hop back to the past
and change history, so mark
your calendars, remember
these events and how they've
marked our lives forever.
Debbie is a 22-year veteran,
retired Senior Master Sergeant
in the Air Force and a Life
Member ofAmerican Legion
Post 54, Fernandina Beach.
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This fall we not only
have to plan for a
new version of sea-
sonal influenza, but
another potentially serious
strain, the 2009 H1N1 virus.
We first saw the new
H1N1 virus in the U.S. last
April, but the Centers for
Disease Control and
Prevention continue to report
higher than normal levels of
flu-like illness and actual
H1N1 outbreaks in some
parts of the country. That's
very unusual at this time of
CDC estimates so far
we've had more than 1 million
cases of H1N1 in the United
States. Similar to seasonal flu,
with H1N1 you'll get a fever,
cough, sore throat, stuffy
nose, achiness, headache,
chills and fatigue. Sometimes
H1N1 causes diarrhea and
vomiting. Just like seasonal
flu, it can be severe and
H1N1 can be dangerous
for a person with an underly-
ing medical condition - such
as asthma or diabetes - or if
you're pregnant. So far, it's
been most contagious among
children and young adults
age six months to 24 years.
Health care workers, emer-
gency responders and people
caring for infants should be
Scientists believe this
virus could worsen with the
arrival of school. But if we
take precautions, it does not
Some of these precautions
are simple and personal.
Make it a routine to wash
your hands often with soap
and water. Avoid shaking
hands if possible, or wash
your hands immediately after-
wards or use a hand sanitizer.
Cough into your elbow or into
a tissue, not in your hands.
Stay home if you're sick,
and start planning now in the
event that one of your kids
gets the flu. And ask yourself
these questions: If you work,
have you made arrangements
for child care? Have you
talked with your employer
about what to do in case you
with swine flu
nneed to be
Skelton now is the
time to plan
to meet your
objectives with a reduced
staff. You do not want an
employee who is ill to spread
flu in the workplace.
If you're a medical
provider, don't risk being
overloaded and overbur-
dened. An outbreak will not
only bring people who have
H1N1 into hospitals and doc-
tors' offices - you'll also see
the "worried well." Plan now
to deal with the influx of
patients that could come with
At the national level, scien-
tists at the National Institutes
of Health, the CDC and the
Food and Drug Administra-
tion are working with vaccine
manufacturers to make sure
that an H1N1 vaccine is not
only safe, but that the virus is
not changing in ways that
would reduce a vaccine's
impact. They expect to have a
vaccine ready this fall.
The CDC recommends
that certain groups of the
population receive the H1N1
vaccine first. These groups
have been identified as being
more susceptible to suffering
complications from novel
H1N1 flu. The targeted
groups for early vaccination
* Pregnant women
because they are at higher
risk of complications and can
potentially provide protection
to infants who cannot be vac-
* Household contacts and
caregivers for children
younger than six months of
age because younger infants
are at higher risk of influenza-
related complications and
cannot be vaccinated.
Vaccination of those in close
contact with infants less than
six months old might help
protect infants by "cocoon-
ing" them from the virus
* Health care and emer-
gency medical services per-
sonnel because infections
among health care workers
have been reported and this
can be a potential source of
infection for vulnerable
patients. Also, increased
absenteeism in this popula-
tion could reduce healthcare
* All people from six
months through 24 years of
age. Children from 6 months
through 18 years of age
because we have seen many
cases of novel H1N1 influenza
in children and they are in
close contact with each other
in school and day care set-
tings, which increases the
likelihood of disease spread.
Young adults 19-24 years of
age because we have seen
many cases of novel H1N1
influenza in these healthy
young adults and they often
live, work and study in close
proximity, and they are a fre-
quently mobile population
* Persons age 25 through
64 years who have health con-
ditions associated with higher
risk of medical complications
Also, seasonal flu is a sig-
nificant cause of illness and
hospitalization during winter
months. For that reason, indi-
viduals should consider get-
ting a seasonal flu shot every
If you want more informa-
tion, visit www.flu.gov. The
site provides guidance to
prepare for, prevent and
respond to an outbreak. It
includes checklists and fact
sheets that will help families
and others make sure they
No one knows what the
impact of the fall flu season
will be until we're in the mid-
dle of it. But how severe the
flu becomes this fall will
depend on how seriously
each of us takes action to
reduce the risk now.
W Douglas Skelton, M.D.,
is district health director for
the Coastal Health District,
which includes Camden
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I recently worked on a story about a
youth who spent five weeks of his summer
traveling through Australia, New Zealand
and the Fiji Islands.
Visiting the website for the group he
traveled with, I was able to download their
brochure, detailing all the different tours
available. The group offers trips to places all
over the world, including France, Australia,
Greece, Italy, and many other countries.
As I read the descriptions of the sights to
be seen and activities to be enjoyed, an
intense case of wanderlust
came upon me.
Aside from three rela-
tively uneventful trips
across the Canadian bor-
der - one as a teenager and
two in my late 20s - I've
never been outside the
Doesn't mean I haven't
NEWS- wanted to go. Ever since I
ROOM can remember, I've had a
burning desire to visit the
VIEWS British Isles. Just thinking
... - about actually seeing
HeatherA. Abbey Road, Herriot's
Perry Yorkshire and Agatha
Raisin's Cotswolds makes
my heart beat a little faster.
A recurring dream of riding a horse
across fields of purple heather feeds my fer-
vor to see Scotland.
Or how about visiting Ireland to explore
the homeland of my ancestors? Thatched
roof cottage, anyone?
And who can discuss travel without men-
tioning Paris? I've daydreamed about sitting
in some little sidewalk caf4 sipping coffee,
listening to snippets of French conversa-
tions or walking through the Louvre, com-
ing face to face with all the incredible works
of art on display there.
European travel is one thing, but when it
comes to real adventure, for my money
nothing could beat hiking through a tropical
rain forest, climbing a mountain path in
South America or riding a camel beside the
What a thrill it would be to follow a herd
of elephants across an African savannah or
listen to the dingoes bark while toasting
marshmallows over a campfire in the
The chance of me having even one of
these experiences is about as likely as win-
ning the lottery.
Of course, if I actually DID win the lot-
tery, once I'd paid my bills and doled out a
bunch of money to family and favorite chari-
ties, you better believe I'd hightail it to the
nearest travel agent to begin planning the
trip of a lifetime.
Until then, I guess I'll have to be content
to remain an armchair traveler. At least
there are no pesky inoculations or passports
The Corporate Volunteer Council of the
Nassau County Volunteer Center has
announced that the 9th annual G.O.KI.D.S
school supply donation campaign, held in July
and August, was once again very successful.
G.O.KI.D.S raised over $8,000 worth of
actual school supplies and additional monetary
donations, all of which was distributed to the
Nassau County Schools for children and fam-
ilies in need. Over the last nine years, over
$100,000 worth of school supplies and dona-
tions have been distributed to the Nassau
Among the corporate entities and agencies
which help collect the school supplies and
donations are Osprey Village; Century 21;
First Coast Community Bank; First Federal
Savings Bank; First National Bank; Owens,
Van Etta & Kitson, DDS; the Barnabas Center;
the Plantation Shop; Rayonier; Smurfit-Stone
Container Corp.; city of Fernandina Beach;
Nassau County Public Library; and Branch
Banking and Trust, which held a festive luau
to support the campaign. The distribution
venue was donated by VyStar Credit Union.
Gail Shults, Executive Director
Nassau County Volunteer Center
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
A day like no other
It was a day like no other.
Certainly it was not like any day that
I have seen since becoming your
After some 20 years without an
increase, the fees charged by the
state of Florida for driver licenses
and vehicle registrations were
changing overnight. Aug. 31 was a
day of long lines of frustrated tax-
payers trying to beat the clock as it
ticked toward fee increases.
During the day, reports filtered in
from other Florida counties about
arguments and fist fights erupting
between citizens waiting in those
long, long lines at their locations.
But I am pleased and proud to report
that in Nassau County, those types
of behaviors did not occur. Our cit-
izens were courteous and kind.
I personally saw a line of more
than 75 people not just allow, but
encourage, an elderly lady to pass to
the front of the line. I witnessed uni-
formed Naval personnel being pub-
licly thanked for their service to our
country. They were even invited to
move ahead in the line without a
murmur of protest from their fellow
These are examples of why I am
proud to be your Tax Collector, to
live among you and to raise my fam-
ily here. It is the character of the
people that really counts, and we
have that character in abundance
here in Nassau County.
But, in getting back to the events
of Aug. 31, let me share some sta-
tistics with you: In a county where
54,600 people are eligible to transact
business with our office, we
processed 2,105 transactions. That is
equivalent to one out of every 25
people in our county doing business
at one of our five offices. In order to
handle the heavy traffic, the dedi-
cated individuals on the staff of the
Tax Collector's Office skipped their
lunch breaks, and kept working into
the night. In some locations they
worked well past 8 p.m.
Of course, we had a few people
who were openly rude to the em-
ployees and argumentative about
the long lines. I really feel that these
individuals must have been unaware
that this was a one-time event and
certainly not indicative of the normal
work environment at the Tax
Collector's Office. Normally, there
are brief waits, if any. I know,
because I regularly time the trans-
actions which occur in our offices.
So, my thanks go out to each of
you, staff members and citizens
alike, who spent some part of Aug.
31 in the Tax Collector's Office. As
I said, it was a day like no other!
Nassau County Tax Collector
Thevalue of $100
Re: the article covering the
Fernandina city budget meeting
held on Aug. 24.
Vice Mayor Eric Childers is quot-
ed in the article saying that Micah's
Place Domestic Violence Center was
financially strong and that the city
should divert $100 of the $600 allot-
ted to Micah's Place to another need.
Yes, Vice Mayor Childers,
Micah's Place Board of Directors
and staff have been good stewards
of the funds and gifts with which we
have been blessed. We can't afford
not to be. Our shelter makes the dif-
ference between life and death to
women and children in our com-
munity. The doors must remain
open, the help line must be
answered and the needs of our sur-
vivors must be met. Where else
would they go?
The shelter operates 365 days a
year, 24 hours a day. We have been
at or over capacity 80 percent of the
last two fiscal years with nearly 240
women and children placed out of
county due to the demand for our
shelter services. Let me explain that
the $100 you have suggested be
removed would provide a night of
safety and rest for a battered woman
and her three children. Can we real-
ly put a monetary value on that?
How could we possibly turn away
that family in crisis?
It is my opinion that no social
service agency should have to worry
about funding. Unfortunately, it is
a sign of our current economic cli-
mate that we all are experiencing a
drop in d, ,rai. ,, . government fund-
ing and fundraising revenue. It is
during this time that we are all expe-
riencing an increase in the demand
for our services and assistance.
I do not envy the job of our city
commissioners in having to allocate
funds to address the needs of so
many worthwhile non-profits in our
community. Whether they are social
service related or not, they all add to
the quality of life we have come to
enjoy here in beautiful Fernandina.
I simply i,...-i.. ,i il. i l,.... .thathave
planned carefully should not be pun-
ished for their good judgment.
Sound business decisions have
allowed us to make every donated
dollar count that much more. Grants
are leveraged with local support.
Micah's Place is able to turn our
general donations into approxi-
mately three times the original
amount by using contributions as
required match for other funding
opportunities. Local support is
looked upon favorably by those foun-
dations and grantors with whom we
seek a partnership.
On behalf of the women and chil-
JEFF PARKER/FLORIDA TODAY
dren Micah's Place serves I would
like to extend my thanks to the
board of directors for the wisdom
they have exhibited in handling their
fiduciary responsibilities, to the staff
for doing so much with so little and
to our incredible community that
has supported Micah's Place in our
vision to end domestic violence one
relationship at a time.
Shandra L. Riffey,
The luxury of
In the book by Charles Dickens
Oliver Twist, there is a line where
young Oliver asks, "Please sir, I want
some more porridge." Denied. The
same is now taking place in
Fernandina Beach. The punishment
of the children of the citizens of this
community - just so a few in city
government may live the high life at
The city manager has come up
with a grand idea! Charge the par-
ents of the children to use public
sporting facilities, etc., that the tax-
payers of Fernandina already pay
to use. This is clearly unjustified and
a manifest abuse of double taxation.
Are you as a taxpayer aware that a
large number of city employees
(non-essential - as I am not referring
to the police or fire department) are
actually using city-owned vehicles
to drive home and to the grocery
store or just run personal errands in
general. This adds up to thousands
of dollars in fuel and insurance costs
every year. New cars, too. In this
economy? Huh? Does your compa-
ny pay for your gas and insurance
and car for personal business?
Now I have also learned that all
city employees can play almost free
($5) at the city golf course. Why?
When the place is tanking finan-
cially. The city manager punishes
the city with these cockamamie
ideas on how to pay for what we
have already been taxed. And the
Snopes Family, aka the Fernandina
Beach City Commission, is a suck-
er for every boondoggle Mr.
Cyzmbor thinks up. Remember, he
did come from Michigan and they
have a 14 percent unemployment
rate. So this tax and spend thing is
old hat to him.
Children should not suffer
because of Mr. Cyzmbor's dubious
intentions. I suggest the following:
That no one employed by the city of
Fernandina be allowed to take city-
owned vehicles home and especial-
ly not be permitted to use them for
personal business (this would not
apply to emergency first responder
personnel, police/fire/city manager
- and only these three). And that
all employees of the city of
Fernandina Beach be charged the
full ride to play the city golf course.
The city of Fernandina Beach
can no longer afford the luxury of
Problem solved. Play ball.
George Teall Stewart III
I am 17 years old. I was reading
the newspaper today (Aug. 28) and
I saw the article saying that rheuma-
toid arthritis can be treated and it
sparked my interest. My mother has
arthritis in her wrist so I decided to
read through it.
Before I read this article I had no
idea such a form of arthritis existed.
I simply thought arthritis was just
arthritis. I found this article very
interesting and educational. That
amazes me because it's such a small
piece, but the writer really caught
Today the Nassau Board of
County Commissioners announced
a fall party to be held on Sept. 22
beginning at 5:18 p.m. This is the
exact date and time for the Autumnal
Equinox, which has been celebrated
for thousands of years by Pagan reli-
gions. This will be part of the new
BOCC strategy to celebrate free-
dom of religion so that they will not
have to give up their Christian
prayers at every BOCC meeting.
The Equinox celebration will be
held at the BOCC Stonehenge mon-
ument located just to the west of the
Shave Bridge to Amelia Island and
on the south side of ALA. The next
time you drive onto the island just
look south for the concrete stone
pillars. You can't miss it.
A special witch will be brought in
who has promised to bring her
largest cauldron and utilize parts of
manatee, osprey, wood stork and
otter to brew a potion that allows all
participants to loosen up for the
As the sun sets over the concrete
pillars and darkness falls, the BOCC
will lead a procession into the center
of our Stonehenge. At the center of
the circle will be a great bonfire
burning logs from several 300-year-
old ancient live oak trees. The
BOCC will then start a chant of "No
Tree Ordinance, No Tree Ordinan-
ce;" this will summon the spirits of
random development to bless the
Next each BOCC member will
throw a copy of the impact fee ordi-
nance into the blazing fire. The
development spirit will laugh with
delight. As the ceremony continues,
the BOCC will sacrifice a virgin wet-
land and spread fill dirt around the
The chair of the BOCC will then
dip a golden cup into the great bowl
of contaminated water and dump
the cup into the adjoining marsh.
The Peace of Palin will then set-
tle upon the crowd and guide them
to the next town hall meeting on
Contact the county attorney for
further legally suspect information.
City noise ordinance
I recently became aware that our
city of Fernandina council members
have passed a noise ordinance for
downtown Centre Street and the
surrounding areas in regards to live
music and to include any noises cre-
ated by the new and existing busi-
nesses after 10 p.m. These same
actions that were brought in to begin
a stimulation to our local economy
during stressful and hard times are
in fact being punished at this time.
Making noises above a certain level
or playing live music after 10 p.m.
would in fact now become a violation
punishable by fines and more.
Personally, I feel that this was a
ridiculous and irrational act which
will ultimately punish the local busi-
nesses, and shall deter new compa-
nies from seeking out this as a stim-
ulating location to house their new
establishments or new and invigor-
ating ways to obtain new business.
(Please note that most adults go out
to enjoy each other's company after
dinner around 9 p.m., thus this
would fall into the violation time
frame if one should like to stay and
I also believe that most people,
like myself, considering to visit a
city, and should I be wanting to enjoy
the nightlife or not, prior to securing
my accommodations or bed and
breakfast reservations, I would have
done a bit of investigation prior to
my visit to the said area. Thus elim-
inating the need for complaints dur-
ing my visit due to loud noises or
anything of any other nature. After
all is said and done, I believe that this
new ordinance shall in fact hurt our
local business economy and bring
down the great efforts that have
been done to stimulate the city of
Fernandina Beach's downtown com-
"Sick of Obama day," Sept. 8.
I have just recently learned of
Obama's plan to indoctrinate and
progress his ideals upon our school
children Sept. 8. I am guessing his
agenda will be to shove this health
care issue and further split them-
selves from the principles most par-
ents try to instill upon their children
at impressionable ages. My children
will not be subjected to this indoc-
trination as I will not allow them to
attend school on this day if Nassau
County allows this to happen. If you
are a concerned parent, you should
be very concerned about this exam-
ple of our political leadership. Fidel
Castro should be very proud of
America now. Follow what your
heart and mind tell you.
Obama is really scary
I hope I get a chance to get anoth-
er letter for the response to my let-
ter "Obama is scary."
Really, just how much of our
country has to be destroyed by such
radicals/socialist czars? Really, look
at all his czars, they have more influ-
ence than his cabinet? How many of
these czars are checked out. Did
you know that if it were not for the
fact that Obama is president, he
could not get a top-secret clearance.
I know something about that, having
served in the Air Force for 23 years;
I still had a top secret when I retired.
So when these people wanted
change, by God, they are getting it.
But getting back to my response,
Obama clearly stated, "We cannot
continue to rely only on our mili-
tary in order to achieve the nation-
al security objectives that we've set.
We've got to have a civilian national
security force that's just as powerful,
just as strong, just as well-funded."
When has the Peace Corps had
weapons? Or is he talking about the
thugs that beat up protesters at a
town hall meeting?
Obama is not changing the
United States for the better. Pretty
soon I see an attack on our First
Amendment. I hear his speech on
cap and trade, I am not taking this
out of context, he said gas prices,
electric bills are going to skyrocket.
I hope you can afford the hike in
gas prices/electric bills. I would like
to see just how far the czars and
Obama change the USA.
Talk about the last eight years,
well, one thing you better remem-
ber, President Bush kept us safe
after the attack that killed 3,000
Americans. Oh yeah, you going to
say that President Bush could have
stopped 9/11? If it had been taken
care of when Osama bin laden was
offered to the United States, but
then President Clinton did not want
Osama bin Laden. So who could
have stopped 9/11?
J.L. Brown Jr
the elder side
My wife recently brought out
some letters handwritten 15 years
ago by our now 29-year-old grand-
daughter, and a mother, Jennifer.
We lived many miles apart, and this
was before e-mail and texting.
These letters contained hand-
drawn and colored pictures of our
home far away, and colored draw-
ings of flowers, and humorous
asides, and very candid comments
about her life and preparations for
high school. She also sent us
recorded tape cassettes of her play-
ing the saxophone, as she prepared
for the coming band season.
From our grandchildren's early
childhood we were known as
Memere and Pepere, but by mid-
dle school we were called a more
"cool" Mem and Pep. In her letters,
Jennifer addresses me in an even
more "cool" manner, "How's the
We recently gave these letters
to Jennifer and she thought they
were "just so funny."
Now I wonder? When Jennifer
gets e-mail or text messages from
her granddaughter, will they be kept
and cherished as much as these
handwritten letters have been to us
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
Ushers celebrate at Harper Chapel
Quitting is not an option for us as
believers. Of course, we are tired. The
journey has been long and hard.
However, God has never expected us to
perform in our own strength, though He
does expect us to endure to the end. He
will never ask us to run a course He has
commanded without providing us the
grace to accomplish the task.
The Usher Board of Harper Chapel
Baptist Church, under the leadership of
their new pastor, the Rev. C. Denson,
and very anointed First Lady, Evangelist
Denson, celebrated another anniversary
with their true theme of Workers in the
House of God.
They were first organized in the
early '60s under the leadership of the
Rev. E.L. Anderson. Many of their mem-
bers moved away, then reorganized in
the '80s under the Rev. D. Blue. Sis.
Minnie L. Cowart served as president
until the early '90s. Then, the Rev. Gary
Anderson became pastor. Under his
leadership, there was only one serving
on the board, Sis. Katherine Kimble.
She continued to serve. The Rev. John
Ewing became their pastor in 2001.
Again, it was recognized and officers
were elected. They were Sis. Verleen
Monroe, president; Sis. Katherine
Walthour, secretary; Sis. Hannah
Simmons (deceased), treasurer; and Sis.
Lillie Johnson, chaplain. Members were
Sis. Janie Edward and Sis. Louvenia
Sounds on Centre
The next Sounds on
Centre free concert will fea-
ture Touch of Gray playing
downtown on Centre Street
from 6-8 p.m. tonight.
The concerts are spon-
sored by the Historic
If you would like to be part
of the Community Orchestra
at Memorial United
Methodist Church as it pre-
pares for Christmas, call
Director of Music Ministries
Beth Jurovcik at 261-5769,
ext. 3, or e-mail beth@mum-
Rehearsals begin Sept. 8
from 7-8:30 p.m. Call or e-mail
to have a part waiting for you.
The Music Ministry at
Memorial United Methodist
Church invites you to join this
fall. It is adding two new
groups - Beginning Bells
Liturgical Dance for ages 5-7.
Or join one of the many other
groups. Call Beth Jurovcik,
director of Music Ministries,
at 261-5769, or e-mail
The Sine Nomine Singers,
a community chorale,
announces a new season of
rehearsals for a holiday con-
cert. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8
at 7 p.m. at Providence
Presbyterian Church, 26547
Parliament Drive. Contact
Spence Turner at hsturn-
Amelia Residents in Action
for the Symphony announce
the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra presentation of
"Fly Me To The Moon," a
true pops concert at 8 p.m. on
Oct. 2. Tickets range from
$35 to $56. Call Julie at the
Ocean Club at 321-5099.
As of the 2009
anniversary, the Usher
Board continues to be
a very important min-
SP Sf istry at the church. Sis.
Verleen Monroe still
serves as president.
Sis. Wanda Simmons is
now secretary. Some
members have moved
NOWAND their membership and
THEN it was good to have had
Sis. Katherine Kimble
and Sis. Lillie Johnson
Maybelle to come back to help
Kirkland the ushers celebrate
Members from area churches were
available to join in the celebration. Sis.
Thelma Albertie, Sis. Gracie White,
Min. Leonard Albert, Sis. Rubye Brown,
Sis. A. Mitchell and Sis. E White and
Evangelist Clara Stamps brought the
message from God. She said, "Don't
give up." There are often stumbling
blocks in our way. We're living in a time
when we don't love; don't have time to
help anyone anymore. We're dressed up
but we're messed up. No matter what
men do, always remember: God is not
broke and Heaven is not in recession.
As we lifted up our hearts in celebra-
tion to God, giving Him the praise, we'll
never forget what He's done for us,
because oh, I want to see him, look
upon his face but we must stay under
the blood to be at the meeting when all
the saints get home.
Just thinking of the goodness of
Jesus and all he's done for us, we contin-
ue to bless his name, giving him the
glory, honor and praise because we've
come a long way. For a day in thy court
is better than a thousand. I had rather
be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
We'll plan to be on hand next year for
The family of the late Rev. Lathern
Jones, Kenneth Dennison and Owens
Scott thank you for all acts of kindness
shown to them during their hours of
bereavement. They ask that you contin-
ue to remember them in prayer. Their
prayer is that God continue to bless you,
their family and friends.
Felicia Green, her goddaughter,
Dericka Benson, along with her mother,
Maybelle Kirkland Brown, took advan-
tage of the last week before returning to
school, spending a week in Freeport,
Bahamas. A great time together was
Birthday wishes to Nikita Geter,
Stacy Rhinehart, Yvette Bacon, Lazell
Bostic, Curtis Collins, Rev. Jutson,
Duval, Reginald Alexander, David
Johns, Sierria Henry, Florenda Jones,
Willie Scott, Shalene Raysor, Rozanda
Thomas, Ardee Harris, Shamika
Alberta, Deena Raysor and Sis. Mae D.
The Amelia Island Book
Festival announces a new
addition to the upcoming
2010 festival, 'The Local
Authors Market Place," to
be held on Feb. 13.
Organizers are seeking
local authors interested in
being a part of the festival.
Contact Maggie Carter-de
Vries no later than Sept. 15
at Amelia Island Book
Festival, P.O. Box 824,
Amelia Island, FL 32035.
Local resident Jane
Turney has written a chil-
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There will be a book signing
at Books Plus on Centre
The Nassau County
Public Library System will
be closed Sept. 7 in obser-
vance of Labor Day. Book
drops will remain open.
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 and
open to the public. 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
The Nassau WIE is a
partnership between the
FCCJ Rosanne R. Hartwell
Women's Center, the Florida
State College at Jacksonville
Betty P Cook Nassau
Center and the Nassau
County Public Library
System. For more informa-
tion call the Yulee branch
at 548-4467 or the
Fernandina Beach branch at
Writers and poets
The Nassau County
Writers and Poets Society
will meet at 9:30 a.m. on
Sept. 19 at the Fernandina
Beach Municipal Airport.
All writers and poets in the
county are invited; bring
two double-spaced pages of
your original prose or two to
three of your poems. Be pre-
pared to read and discuss
your work. For information,
contact Cara at
The Society of Children's
Book Writers & Illustrators
will meet Sept. 19 from 1-3
p.m. at the Southeast
Regional Library, 10599
Deerwood Park Blvd,
Jacksonville, (904) 996-
0325. Paul R. May will speak
on Organizational Strategies
for Novel Revision and
Robyn Gioia will walk mem-
bers through using Wikis.
The group is free and open
to the public. Contact Janet
Walter at jgwalter@com-
Florida State College at
Jacksonville will present its
Seventh Annual Family
Literacy Fair for residents of
Duval and Nassau counties
at the college's North
Campus, 4501 Capper Road
in Jacksonville on Sept. 19
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is free
and open to the public.
The fair will feature inter-
active games and music,
face painting, JSO equip-
ment, Mr. Wizard, music,
storytelling, games, prizes
and surprises. There will be
live performances and
demonstrations by an illu-
sionist, a ventriloquist and
book characters, as well as
the opportunity to take a
reading-level assessment. A
dental presentation and
vision screening will be
available. Lunch will be pro-
For more information
call (904) 766-6553.
* Alcoholics Anonymous meetings-for
people who have, or think they may have a
drinking problem are held at noon on
Monday at St. Peter's Church, 8th and
Center in classroom 204 behind the church,
with parking in the rear. For information,
call St. Peters Church 261-4293.
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* Al-Anon Family Group, a support
group for family members and friends of
alcoholics meets each week at the Alachua
Club, 32 N. Third in Fernandina Beach at 11
a.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
and Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Thursday. For
information, call 261-7175 or 261-1813.
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One of the prime requirements for any
successfulbusiness are satisfied customers.
Those in thebusiness world are keenly aware
.- that a satisfiedcustomer will most likely return
to them in thefuture, and that they will
recommend theirproducts and services to
others. To be a satisfiedsatisfied customer, we
need to be treated fairlyand honestly, and in a
civilized manner; we do notlike being taken
advantage of, cheated or ridiculed
in any way. Likewise, on a personal level, we
should also strive to have satisfied customers.
Everyone we come in contact with is
A somewhat of a customer and we should be
<-" selling our friendship,goodwill andcheerfulness.
-- The Bible tells us to treat others as we want
them to treat us, and when dealing with others
this "Golden Rule" is necessary for us to have
and keep enjoyable relationships. Dissension
in one's family, or in the workplace, or
withanyone we deal with, is contrary to the
way our Lord wants us to live our
lives. And although it is not
always easy to reflect God's
goodwill to others, when
we are cordial to others,
we receive enjoyment
and we are blessed by
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setfor Sept. 11
Forthe News Leader
As we approach the eighth
anniversary of 9/11, now is
the time to reflect upon and
pay tribute to those protect-
ing the United States and
fighting the war against ter-
Organizers are pleased to
announce the formation of
the First Fernandina Beach
Freedom Walk, which marks
the tragic events of
September 11, 2001 and pays
tribute to citizens who per-
ished during that defining day
in U.S. history.
The goal of the Freedom
Walk is to join with and con-
tinue a national tradition of
remembrance of lives lost,
recognition of the first
responders who served and
sacrificed on that day and
those who continue with their
service to our communities
every day, and renewal of our
commitment to freedom and
the values of our country.
Members of law enforce-
ment, fire, EMS, active and
veteran military, service
agencies and citizens and
guests of the community are
invited to stand and walk
together as a display of pride
in our nation.
Participants are encour-
aged to congregate at the
gazebo in Central Park from
5- 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept.
11. The Freedom Walk will
commence at 5:30 p.m., trav-
eling west along the side-
walks of Atlantic Avenue and
Centre Street, ending at the
veteran's monument at the
foot of Centre Street.
A short patriotic program
will begin at 6 p.m., with brief
comments to be given by
leaders of the community,
including Fernandina Beach
Mayor Susan Steger, State
Rep. Janet Adkins, city Police
Chief Jim Hurley and city Fire
Chief Dan Hanes, along with
other guests and entertain-
ment. At the conclusion,
everyone is free to walk back
to their vehicles.
This event is being coordi-
nated on behalf of the city of
event will be a fun
way to put aside our
and get the entire
in the celebration of
our freedom, our way
oflife, and the good-
Fernandina Beach by Susan
Parry and Sandy Price.
"This family-spirited event
will be a fun way to put aside
our political differences and
get the entire community
involved in the celebration of
our freedom, our way of life,
and the goodness of
America," said Price. "It's
time to remember and come
together as a country," Parry
said. "It's important to also
honor those who are still con-
tinuing to take care of us."
Numerous other Freedom
Walks are planned around the
country to remember those
who lost their lives on
September 11, 2001 and to
honor America's past and
present military veterans as
well as firefighters and police.
The Defense Department's
America Supports You pro-
gram is sponsoring the main
Freedom Walk in
Washington, D.C. Other
Freedom Walks are independ-
For more information
about the Fernandina Beach
Freedom Walk, contact Susan
Parry at 261-0701, ext. 117 or
Sandy Price at 206-0756.
Flags will be distributed to
the first 500 participants in
the Fernandina Beach
Freedom Walk to carry and
wave during the event. The
Freedom Walk is free and will
be held rain or shine.
* Athena Tiliakos and
Clint Carnley were blessed
with a new baby girl, Makayla
Michelle Carnley, who
arrived on Aug. 31, 2009, at
9:01 p.m. She weighed 6
pounds 8 ounces and meas-
ured 18 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are
John and Michelle Tiliakos of
Fernandina Beach. Great-
grandmother is Magdaline
Tiliakos, great-aunt is Patricia
Toundas and uncle is
Nicholas Tiliakos, all of
Paternal grandparents are
Dinkie and Janice Carnley of
St. Marys, Ga. Aunt is Angelia
* Shane and Christina
Schmidt of Fernandina Beach
announce the birth of a
daughter, Allison Taylor
Schmidt, born at 12:16 p.m.
July 31, 2009, at Wolfson
Children's Hospital in
Jacksonville. The baby
weighed 4 pounds 11 ounces
and measured 17.5 inches in
Paternal grandparents are
Richard and Linda Schmidt of
Macclenny. Maternal grand-
parents are James and Teresa
Companion of Yulee.
Lee Schmidt of Live Oak,
Julia Schmidt of Jacksonville,
Pasco and Loretta Jarvis of
Welborn and Dave and
Shirley Carlson of
grandparents are Cora Agee
of Selma, Ala., Anna Morris of
Yulee and Robert and Rose
Lynch of Middleburg.
Cousins are Andrew
Nipper and Joey Dennard,
uncles and aunts are Jeff and
Liza Nipper and Joe and
Wendy Dennard, godsister is
Kayla Companion and godpar-
ents are Robert and Erin
* Team Fernandina
Stingrays swimmer Dakota
Lawrence won a $500 scholar-
ship from the River City Swim
League. Lawrence was a
member of the Stingrays for
13 years, starting when he
was five years old. He was
also a member of the
Fernandina Beach High
School Pirate swim team for
four years and was captain of
the team for the last three
Lawrence will attend
Flagler College in St.
Augustine this fall, majoring
in graphic design.
Deadline for wedding information and photos
is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication on Friday.
Stretching the Food Dollar
in Tough Times
The Bridge Family Worship Center in Yulee is offering Angel
Food Ministries discounted food. Open to anyone, this
opportunity allows you to feed your family for a fraction
of the normal cost.
A family of four can eat for a week for only $30!
We are offering boxes of restaurant quality food at a
greatly discounted rate ready to be picked up monthly.
For more information,
please visit www.thebridgeflorida.com
or call (904) 225-4860.
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FRIDAY, September 4,2009/News-Leader
Haircuts, laughter and pointing people to God
S cratch, scrape, buzz - none of
us had ever heard anything
like it. I was shocked as the
entire school broke out into
laughter, and to think, they were
laughing at me. In all my childhood I
had never been so embarrassed. My
face turned bright red as the man on
stage continued to use me in order to
cause waves of laughter to break out
from students and faculty alike.
It's a wonder I've ever been able
to get up in front of people since. I
suppose if it hadn't been for my mili-
tary crew cut (I forgive you dad) and
being so close to the stage, I might
have escaped the whole thing. Either
way, none of that matters now. It hap-
I was about eight years old when
the guest speaker spotted me sitting
in the front row of
the auditorium that
day. "You," he said,
pointing right at
me. "How about
. coming up here to
help me out?" By
the way he made it
sound, I was going
to be a celebrity.
PULPIT Little did I know
NOTES that the reason he
had chosen me was
because of my buzz
Rob Goyette By the time I
got on the stage
and walked over to where he and his
new-fangled electric keyboard were,
I knew something was up. I don't
suppose I'll ever forget those next
few moments, though God knows,
I've tried. As he placed his hand on
my head and began rubbing it back
and forth, his synthesizer made all
kinds of funny noises. My bristly
haircut served as a perfect prop for
his demonstration. I'm not sure if it's
related, but to this day, I blush quite
easily in front of crowds when I say
or do something dumb. Thankfully,
I've learned to laugh along with
Who would have thought, that as
a kid, I would have been a part of
introducing cutting-edge musical
technology to the entire school?
Who would have thought that the
very thing in my life that I didn't like
(my buzz haircut) could serve as an
educational tool to illustrate the
power and wonder of something so
new and fascinating? Who would
have thought that one day I would be
a pastor and all the quirky things of
my life could somehow point people
to Jesus? I've got to tell you, strange
as it is, I'm happy to have it so.
For the longest time I used to
think that being a success was all
about looking right, talking right and
having everything outwardly in
order. Now I see it differently.
Success for me is simple. Let my life
be a prop for others to see the power
and wonder of God. That's it!
Like the synthesizer keyboard
that day, people hadn't assembled to
see me anyway. They had come to
experience the amazing sounds of
something new; something they had
never heard before. I know my illus-
tration might be weak, but if we can
ever get over our insecurities, and
our need to focus on ourselves, the
possibilities for our lives are endless.
Think about it. Your weaknesses
and failures may be the very thing
God wants to use to point others to
Himself. Though He never seeks to
publicly embarrass us -He's too gra-
cious for that - He does delight in
taking the things we despise and
turning them around to demonstrate
His strength and power. As for me,
I've learned to laugh with God and
everyone else when it's appropriate.
I never cease to be fascinated by
what He can do through the frailty
and simplicity of my life. (1
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
The Salvation Army Hope House,
410 South Date St., is in dire need of
non-perishable food to hand out to fami-
lies in need. If you can help, it would
love to receive the following: 1.) Canned
fruits, juice, vegetables, beans and
meats (tuna, chicken, spam, beanie-
weenies), soups and sauces. 2.) Rice,
pasta, oats, grits, helper meals, instant
mashed potatoes. 3.) Dried or canned
beans, lentils, peas. 4.) Cereal, break-
fast bars and peanut butter and jelly.
Calling all moms
If you answer to mom, mommy,
mother, mama or anything similar, you
are invited to join the Mom to Mom
group at the Journey Church every first
and third Wednesday from 9:30-11:30
a.m. Mom to Mom is a ministry
designed for every mom to meet new
moms to share, to learn and to grow.
Friendship Baptist Church on Miner
Road in Yulee will hold a building fund
program at 4 p.m. Sept. 6. Guest speak-
er will be Dr. E. L. Heart. Call 225-5627.
Treasure in Jars of Clay
Grace Community Church Pastor
Dave Bradsher will begin a sermon
series Sept. 6 called 'Treasure in Jars of
Clay: Rediscovering the Glories of the
Church." These messages will help
rediscover what it means to be "the
Church in the World."
Worship and lunch
Join Salvation Army Hope House
each Tuesday at noon for its Weekly
Worship Service and Fellowship Lunch.
Pastor Larry Osburn of River of Praise
Worship Center will share the Gospel
message Sept. 8. For information, call
321-0435 or stop by the Hope House,
410 South Date St.
Grace Community Church is offer-
ing a second and third quarterly mem-
bership seminar for those interested in
joining the church. The second seminar
is Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. The third semi-
nar is Sept. 19 and Sept. 26. Each ses-
sion begins at 6 p.m. in the Meadow-
field subdivision in Yulee. The church
will serve light refreshments and
encourages attendees to bring some-
thing delicious to share. Request a
membership form, directions and infor-
mation by contacting Pastor Dave
Bradsher at firstname.lastname@example.org,
491-0363 or http://gracenassau.com.
A Rachel's Vineyard Retreat is
scheduled for the Jacksonville area
Sept. 11-13. This weekend retreat offers
men and women a supportive, confiden-
tial and non-judgmental environment to
express, release and reconcile painful
post-abortive emotions and to begin the
process of restoration, renewal and
Call (904) 221-3232 or e-mail
www.rachelsvineyard.org or call 1-877-
HOPE 4 ME for other dates/locations.
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island is holding High Holy Day servic-
es Sept. 19 for Rosh Hashanah and
Sept. 28 for Yom Kippur, lead by Rabbi
Israel Barzak of Jacksonville in the
Social Hall of Amelia Park's Holy
Trinity Anglican Church 1830 Lake
Park Drive, Fernandina Beach.
Services begin promptly at 10 a.m.
For Rosh Hashanah, the service will
last about 1 1/2 hours, followed by a
potluck dairy kiddush. The Yom Kippur
service will last about 2 hours, with Kol
Nidre being observed during the serv-
ice. Cost to attend is $25 per person per
service. Make checks to Lala Clark and
mail to 39 Beach Wood Road, Amelia
Island, FL 32034 no later than Sept. 12.
Indicate the names of those who will
attend and those you wish to be read
during the Kol Nidre service.
Carolyn Greene will organize the
potluck dairy Kiddush immediately fol-
lowing the Rosh Hashanah service.
Coordinate with her concerning foods
to bring. Call 310-6298 or e-mail car-
email@example.com. For information
contact Deborah Price at 310.6060 or e-
Jazz up your Sunday morning and
your spirit at a creative worship service
featuring a jazz ensemble at New Vision
Congregational Church Sept. 13 at 10
a.m. The service will feature the music
of Pegge Ealum, flute; Ernie Ealum,
bass; Darren Ronan, drums; and Jane
Lindberg, piano. Worship will embrace
and celebrate the rhythm of the jazz tra-
dition as members explore the rhythm
of their faith with the theme
Improvisation: Music Rising up out of
Mystery. A jazz service will be held the
second Sunday of each month.
New Vision worships each Sunday at
10 a.m. at 96074 Chester Road in Yulee,
just off AIA. Visit
org or contact the Rev. Mary Kendrick
Moore at 238-1822.
Amelia Plantation Chapel Pastor Ted
Schroder will lead a study of John
Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress begin-
ning Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m. and continu-
ing for several weeks. To sign up and
purchase a book ($9), call the chapel
office at 277-4114.
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.
Contact Pastor Dave Bradsher
at 491-0363 or www.gracenas-
sau.com. Sign up online at
Community Bible Study is
an interdenominational organi-
zation for all backgrounds and
levels of Bible knowledge.
Weekly classes begin in
September. For information
contact the appropriate class
coordinator: Wednesday morn-
ing women and children (infant
and home schooled): Kathleen
Minor 225-8125; 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-
study of the Book of Acts
Monday evenings from 7-8:30
p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church,
961167 Buccaneer. The study
begins Sept. 14 and continues
through May 3. For informa-
tion and to register, call Michal
Polese at 548-9971 or Linda Bell
at 261-0569. Visit www.commu-
Teen CBS is an interdenom-
inational Bible study for local
high school students. Study the
awesome book of Isaiah, enjoy
delicious dinner and great fel-
lowship on Monday nights
starting Sept. 21 from 6:30-8:30
p.m. at The Anchor (First Pres-
byterian Church), corner of
Sixth and Centre streets. Call
Carolyn Gleason at 491-5437 or
Jeanne Scott at 491-9849.
Beth Moore study
Amelia Plantation Chapel
will begin an 11-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 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. Workbook is $15. A
nursery will be provided upon
advance notice. Call 277-4414
or e-mail sandyshawaifl@bell-
Amelia Island study
The Amelia Island Small
Group of Grace Community
Church meets Tuesday
evenings on the south end of
the island for Bible study,
fellowship and food. Call
"Worship this week at the ylace of your choice"
"Kidswalk" 10:00 am
Takeout' Wed 6:30pm
2920 Bailey Road
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 30, 2009 * 9:15 a.m.
"Hey Buddy, Do You Have Time?"
Guest Preacher. Chaplain Jim Tippins
MUSIC "At the River"
"I waited for the Lord"
-ALL ARE WELCOME-
The Chapel is located behind
The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation
36 Bowman Road
(904) 277- 4414
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the
corner of 8th &
8:30 am &lO: 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 Slegling
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 Differ
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil
Sunday Worship Service -
Bible Study - 9am
Nursery provided for all s
Small group studies-Adul
Wednesday - Prayer Servici
Preschool and Children Ac
Corner of Buccaneer Tr, & Gerbing Roa
For More Information Call: 2
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First Baptist Ch
1600 S. 8th St
Rev. Jeff Overton, S
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Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... .9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10: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 Ste, Contemporary Music, 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 Sunda
Youth "Body Shop" Wed. @ 6:30pm
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Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
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Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
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Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904o225-5128
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Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
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July 12 thru 17
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96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Comer Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
BIBLE STUDY CLASSES
51 5 Centre Street
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.HoCy Trinity Jtgfcan Church
.Ang6can Church offorti Amerka
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 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
FRIDAY, September 4, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
The Fernandina Farmers Market Booth
With A Cause program will host the Nassau
Humane Society Sept. 5.
The Nassau Humane Society will have
tickets for sale to Casino Night in September
and the annual spaghetti dinner in October as
well as visors, cookbooks and T-shirts.
Also on Sept. 5, Thompson All-Natural
Pork will be at the market with their barbecu-
ing ribs and chops as well as bacons,
sausages and tenderloins. Sweet Grass Dairy
will be at the market Sept. 12.
The market is open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh and Centre streets. Call
491-4872 or visit www.fernandinafarmersmar-
Egans Creekbirding walk
Join Our Greenway Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. for a
birding walk on the Greenway. Go to www.our
greenway.org to download a Greenway specif-
ic bird list. Bring binoculars, water, sun pro-
tection, bug juice, walking shoes and optional-
ly field guides and spotting scopes.
Meet in the parking lot behind the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic Ave.
Call 277-7350 or visit www.ourgreenway.org.
On Sept. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Becky
Jordi, Nassau County Horticulture Extension
agent, will conduct a plant clinic at the Yulee
Extension Office (ALA and Pages Dairy
Road). All county residents are invited to
bring plant samples showing problems in
their landscapes. Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for correction. There is
no fee for this service. Call 548-1116.
On Sept. 16, Master Gardener Claudie
Speed will conduct a Landscape Matters class
on wildflowers. The session will take place at
the UF/IFAS Nassau County Demonstration
Garden at the James S. Page Governmental
Complex in Yulee. In case of rain, the session
will be held in the EOC conference room. The
class is free and open to the public. Visit
matters/landmatters.html or call 548-1116.
CLM Certification workshop
On Sept. 29 the Extension Service will
offer a Limited Certification Workshop for
Commercial Landscape Maintenance.
Register by Sept. 18 by e-mailing Rebecca
Jordi at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 548-1116. The
workshop will be held at the FCCJ Betty Cook
Campus. Sessions are 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
A partial session is offered from 8:45 a.m.-
1:30 pm for $25. Full day cost is $50.
Make checks to Nassau County Extension
and mail to: Nassau County Extension, 543350
US 1, Callahan, FL32011.
Larvae no reason to worry
Q I found this large butter-
.fly or moth on my
Chaste tree. Can you tell me
what it is? Do I need to worry
about it eating my tree?
A The large insect you
.found is actually a moth,
which I believe to be the
Imperial moth. As an adult,
moths and butterflies are gen-
erally only seeking nectar
from the flowers and they are
You do not
S need to worry
g about moths
_ 7 eating the
leaves of your
tree. The lar-
vae or cater-
GARDEN pillar of but-
TALK terflies or
moths are the
BeckyJordi the leaves of
ornamental plants. We often
try to control the moth larvae
because they have a tendency
to feed on vegetables and
lawn grass. At the same time,
we turn a blind eye to the but-
terfly caterpillars as we know
they are important pollinators.
However, many of us do
not know the difference
between butterfly and moth
larvae and may be killing the
caterpillars we should be
allowing to live. These larvae
feed on oak, maple, pine,
sycamore, sweet gum and sas-
safras along with many other
plants. The caterpillars of this
size usually do little damage
as they are seldom gregari-
ous, which means they are not
found in large groups.
The imperial moth does
not feed on leaves, though
the larvae do.
Large groups of larvae can
defoliate a limb or tree quite
readily. But these large, lum-
bering caterpillars eat slowly
and are easy for prey to cap-
ture so many never reach the
Q What is wrong with my
.St. Augustinegrass? It
seems to be dying in large
areas all around my yard. JS
A I have received dozens
-* of phone calls and office
visits regarding this very
question within the last two
weeks. Because of all the rain
we have been receiving, it
would be best to place our irri-
gation systems on manual.
Please look at the blades of
grass and if they are flat and
dark green then it is not nec-
essary to run your irrigation.
When the blades begin to
slightly fold onto themselves,
then it is time to irrigate.
Part of the diagnosis
process is examining the lawn
grass, therefore it was essen-
tial for you to submit a sample
to me (12 inch by 12 inch)
that includes the roots, stolon,
blades and soil. After looking
at your sample it was easy to
determine one of the prob-
lems was grey leaf spot. If left
untreated, it can destroy the
lawn but your specimen also
shows root rot and decline.
Once the roots of any plant
are destroyed, it is nearly
impossible for the plant to
recover. In addition, we have
no chemical able to correct
this type of root damage to
lawn grass. Our best method
of control is prevention.
How do we prevent this
problem in the future? We
must control the amount of
water applied to the lawn. St.
Augustinegrass prefers to be
watered deeply but less often
than we would assume. The
root rot caused the blades to
wilt. This reaction often
makes us assume the grass
needs more water so we turn
on the sprinklers only to be
causing the disease to spread
What can you do now?
Rake out any dead grass,
reduce the amount of water
used, do not apply high nitro-
gen in the summer and avoid
using weed killers in the high
temperatures. Plus, call me to
set up a time to examine a
specimen of your grass at the
Yulee satellite office as soon
as you notice any problem.
Plant clinics are starting
back and the next one will be
Sept. 14. Bring in samples or
clippings in plastic bags of
your sickly, pitiful looking
plants anytime between the
hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Plant Clinics will be on
Monday, Sept. 14 and 28 and
Oct. 12 and 26.
'Wild Bunch' seeks volunteers
The organizing committee
of the fourth annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival, to be
held on Amelia Island from
Friday, May 21, through
Sunday, May 23, 2010, is look-
ing for volunteers to join "the
More hands are needed to
help with publicity, coordina-
ting vendors and ecotours, tech-
nology, the photography and
art contests, enlisting volun-
teers, and facility set-up at the
A meeting of all interested
lovers of the natural beauty of
Amelia Island who might be
willing to help with the festival
will be held on Tuesday, Sept.
15 at 7 p.m. in the new aquatics
classroom of the Atlantic
Recreation Center in
Fernandina Beach. There will
be refreshments and a
slideshow about previous fes-
The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival grew out of the con-
cern of local residents who
wished to educate locals and
tourists alike about the beauty
and fragility of the island's
ecosystems, in order to foster
both appreciation and conser-
For more information about
the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, visit www.wildamelia.
com. For additional informa-
tion about the Sept. 15 meet-
ing, call 277-4507.
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FRIDAY, September 4, 2009 NEWS News-Leader
POLITICS IN BRIEF
Patriots of Nassau County
meet the first Friday of every
month at 10 a.m. in the back
room at Shoney's on Sadler
This is a group of freedom-
loving patriots discussing
ideas for events and actions to
help make this a better place
The public is invited.
Republicans to meet
The executive committee
of the Republican Party of
Nassau County is scheduled
to hold its monthly meeting
at 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Guest
speaker will be Larry Boat-
wright, volunteer coordinator
for the Nassau County's
The meeting will be held
at the County Building, 86028
Pages Dairy Road West.
who wish to be a member of
the executive committee are
asked to attend. All
Republicans are invited.
for additional information.
pick new senator
Republicans will deter-
mine who will fill the Senate
District 8 seat formerly
held by the late Sen. Jim
King in a special primary
election Sept. 15.
Senate District 8 consists
of parts of Duval, Flagler,
Nassau, St. Johns and
Volusia counties. Those
Republicans in Nassau
County Precincts 101, 102,
202 and 204 on Amelia Island
There are no Democrats
running, but there are write-
in candidates for the general
election Oct. 6.
There are four Republican
candidates: Jacksonville City
Councilman Art Graham,
Duval County School Board
member Stan Jordan, busi-
nessman Dan Quiggle and
former House Speaker John
Thrasher has been
endorsed by Senate President
Jeff Atwater, incoming Senate
President Mike Haridopolos,
Crenshaw, former Gov. Jeb
Bush, former State Rep.
Aaron Bean of Fernandina
Beach and Nassau County
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves.
For information about his
campaign visit www.elect-
Graham was elected to the
Jacksonville Beach City
Council in 1998 and the
Jacksonville City Council in
2003 and 2007. For informa-
tion about his campaign visit
Quiggle, president and
CEO of America's Choice
Title Co., lives in Ponte Vedra.
He is Florida Chairman of
Americans for Prosperity. For
information about his cam-
Jordan was a state legisla-
tor before seeking election to
the Duval County School
Board. For information about
his campaign visit www.stan-
DOUG ADKINS/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
Morgan Smith, a freshman at West Nassau High School,
poses with Gov. Charlie Crist and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp
at a conference last month in Orlando sponsored by the
Republican Party of Florida. The youth conference was
entitled "Drive the Discussion Exchange 2009."
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Aaron K Roberts, their service technician and route driv-
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The couple says that doing business with Tri-County
Water Treatment Specialists means a relationship that lasts
for as long as the customer has water treatment needs.
"Not only do we have the know-how to be able to provide
customers with the right product for their water needs, but
after that product is expertly installed and set-up, we are
always there to ensure its continued operation and maximum
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"Our success is measured by the good relationships we
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3 questions you should ask
if you've been in an accident.
1. Do you have headaches you haven't had before?
2. Do you have numbness or tingling in your arms or legs?
3. Do you have neck, back or muscle pain?
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FRIDAY, September 4, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
YMCA Pryme Time is
now registering for quality
before- and after-school pro-
grams countywide. For de-
tails contact Jen at 261-1080.
Boys ages 6-10 or in first
through the fifth grade can
check out Scouting during
signups all over Nassau
County. Visit www.nfcscout
ing.org or call 1-800-232-
dates include: Emma Love
Hardee: Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.;
Hilliard Elementary: Oct. 8
at 7 p.m.; and Bryceville
Elementary: Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
Nassau County Fire/
Rescue Professionals, Local
3101, is holding its second
annual Sporting Clay Shoot
Sept. 11 at Amelia Shotgun
Sports, 86300 Hot Shot Trail,
in Yulee. Proceeds will bene-
fit the Boys and Girls Clubs
of Nassau County.
The competition consists
of five-person teams rotating
and shooting at 15 different
stations. Awards will be
given for best overall scores.
The event begins at 10
a.m. with a shotgun start and
concludes with a barbecue
dinner, awards and raffle
prize drawings. Skill levels of
all types are invited.
Tickets are $100 each or
$500 per team. Contact any
Nassau County Fire/Rescue
union member or Chris
Gamble at 753-4644, or visit
The regular School
Advisory Council meeting at
School will be held at 2:30
p.m. in the library Sept. 14.
Parents and community are
invited to attend.
FBMS open house
Fernandina Beach Middle
School will hold an open
house beginning at 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 in the auditorium.
The Island Art Associa-
tion children's art programs
for September include Mom-
my & Me (pre-k) on Sept. 14
from 10-11 a.m., taught by
Amber McHugh, and Child-
ren's Art on Sept. 26, 10-11
a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.,
taught by Diane Hamburg.
Children must be accom-
panied by a parent or care-
giver. Call the gallery at 261-
7020 to register.
Members of the commu-
nity interested in the preven-
tion and elimination of
underage drinking are invit-
ed to attend this month's
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and
Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) meeting Sept. 15
at 4 p.m.
NACDAC meets the third
Tuesday of every month at 4
p.m. at the County Building,
86026 Pages Dairy Road,
Yulee. For information visit
www.nacdac.org or call Jean
Bardes at 753-2551.
The Ballroom Youth
Academy will begin the fall
semester of free ballroom
dance classes Sept. 17 from
3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center
auditorium for students in
grades 1-12. Classes will
meet every Thursday, with a
year-end recital at the holi-
day classic ballroom dance
competition Dec. 19 at the
Hyatt hotel in Jacksonville.
Registration fee is $10; class-
es are free. Contact Felix
Solis at (904) 707-6762.
Florida State College at
Jacksonville will present its
Seventh Annual Family
Literacy Fair for residents of
Duval and Nassau counties
at the college's North
Campus, 4501 Capper Road
in Jacksonville on Sept. 19
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is free
and open to the public.
The fair will feature inter-
active games and music, face
painting, JSO equipment, Mr.
Wizard, music, storytelling,
games, prizes and surprises.
There will be live perform-
ances and demonstrations by
an illusionist, a ventriloquist
and book characters, as well
as the opportunity to take a
reading-level assessment. A
dental presentation and
vision screening will be avail-
able. Lunch will be provided.
Call (904) 766-6553.
Nassau County teachers
and paraprofessionals are
invited to a free supplies
giveaway from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Sept. 22 at ARC/Nassau,
86051 Hamilton St., off US 17
north in Yulee. For informa-
tion call Rhonda Barcus at
225-9355. You may fill three
bags with supplies for your
classroom. Bring your own
or ARC can supply the bags
(no rolling bags please).
Bring an ID identifying
you as an educator (old pay
Training for those inter-
ested in becoming mentors
in Take Stock in Children of
Nassau County will be held
Sept. 22, 1-4 p.m., in room T-
126 at the Florida State Col-
lege Betty P. Cook Nassau
Center, 76346 William Bur-
gess Blvd. in Yulee. The
training class is sponsored
by Take Stock in Children
and is free. CallJody Mackle,
program director, at 548-4464
to reserve a seat.
Classes starting the week
of Sept. 28 at the Betty P.
Cook Nassau Center include:
Life in its Biological
Environment, Biology Lab,
Introduction to Criminology,
Introduction to Information
Technology, English Comp. I
and II, Introduction to Busi-
ness, Humanities, Introduc-
tion to Outdoor Adventure
Leadership, and more.
To register or for addi-
tional classes call 548-4432.
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Op Preschool is enrolling
now for fall 2009 preschool
classes for ages 2 and 3. Call
261-1161 or visit www.aipc
p.org. The Co-Op is located
at 5040 First Coast Hwy.,
next to The Dome Healing
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Principal Ron Booker received the Florida State College at Jacksonville Good Neigh-
bor award for his leadership in encouraging students to pursue higher education
through Dual Enrollment and other programs available to high school students. West
Nassau High School has consistently enrolled the greatest number of Nassau County
students in the Florida State College dual enrollment program. Booker received his
award at the North Campus Convocation on Aug. 24. Above from left are Donald J.
Hughes, executive director Betty P. Cook Nassau Center, Ron Booker, principal
West Nassau High School, and Dr. Barbara Darby, North Campus president.
The Nassau County Volunteer Center's Corporate Volunteer Council annual "Go
Kids" drive collects school supplies from the community and distributes them to 16
schools in Nassau County. Helping in the effort, from left, are Tom Keenan (Smurfit
Stone), Kari O'Brien (First Coast Community Bank), Tricia Harrell (Rayonier), Gail
Shults (Nassau County Volunteer Center), Carol Cason (First National Bank), Sandy
Bechan (First Federal Savings Bank) and Jonathan Levitt (First National Bank). Not
pictured are Leigh Coulter-Beal (Amelia Island Plantation), Katie Northrup (BB&T
Bank) and Shannon Brown (VyStar Credit Union).
Leader technology year-long program- can often seem intimidating to
ming. Through the One Million young people, but 4-H National E
th in Nassau New Scientists, One Million Youth Science Day makes sci- S
hundreds of New Ideas campaign, 4-H has ence fun, real, and accessible. A
ung people undertaken a bold goal to Kids will learn about cutting n
n to simulta- engage one million new young edge technologies and then a
fuel. As part people in science, engineering take the next step to lead by e
south Science and technology programs by applying what they've learned in f(
participate in the year 2013. their very own community." la
;009 National In fact, according to a longi- Six million 4-H youth and s
it. This year's tudinal study by Tufts 514,000 volunteers nationwide ii
teach youth University, youth who partici- will lead parents, teachers, stu- ti
d sugars in pate in 4-H are more likely to get dents, and other youth organi- w
corn, switch- better grades in school, to seek zations in 4-H National Youth N
d algae - can out science classes, to see them- Science Day. In Nassau County,
fuel and how selves going to college, and to Biofuel Blast participants will r
s can be used contribute positively in their lead discussions about alterna- ri
unities. communities. In addition, 4-H tive energy with county officials ti
itional short- youth have been shown to bet- and businesses and in their S
ple pursuing ter resist peer pressure and are communities to demonstrate w
majors and less likely to engage in risky the world of alternative fuels s
ional Youth behaviors, and discuss how they could it
park an early "Engaging youth early in sci- make a difference in their home a
science and entific exploration has been town. Nassau County 4-H
i. Currently, shown to spark a lasting interest Council will host the event at N
million youth in the sciences," said Mary 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5 at the v
take part in Williams, Nassau County West Nassau Multi-Purpose a
neering and Extension Director. "Science facility in Callahan. w
tots to teens
Youth Librarian Michelle
Forde announces programs
for tots and teens at Nassau
County public libraries.
Time for Tots kicks off
with a visit from Smokey
Bear as he celebrates his
65th birthday on Sept. 14 at
10:30 a.m. at the Hilliard
library and 11:30 a.m. at the
Callahan library; Sept. 16 at
10:30 a.m. at the Fernandina
branch; and Sept. 17 at 10:30
a.m. at Yulee.
On Sept. 10 enjoy a Teens
Live Chat "Evening of
Mystery" at the Fernandina
branch from 6-8 p.m. Sing like
a canary about your favorite
mysteries from today's
hottest new crime dramas to
the classic 1950's noir. Bring
your favorite books, comics,
movies, music and stories.
Teen Live Chat will be held
the second Thursday of the
A Teen B.L.A.S.T
meeting will be held Sept. 17
from 6-8 p.m. at the
Fernandina branch. Do you
like to plan events? Hang out
with other teens? Get
involved in your community?
Earn volunteer hours towards
a Florida Scholarship?
Come check it out. Teen
B.L.AS.T meets the first and
third Thursday of each
On Sept. 24, enjoy Teen
Jam & Play at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
Community Room from 6-8
Bring your favorite games,
CDs, DVDs and join in a night
of jammin' fun
with other teens in the com-
munity. Teen Jam & Play is
held the last Thursday of
The library also is seeking
teens interested in volunteer-
ing to help plan the annual
Haunted House event, slated
for Oct. 23-31.
For more information on
any of these programs, con-
tact Youth Librarian Michelle
Forde at 548-4858 or e-mail
The Fernandina branch
library is located at 25 N.
1655 L-irtc urive
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As part of the Cooperative
Extension System of the United
States Department of
agriculture implemented by the
nation's 106 land-grant colleges
nd universities, 4-H has been
ducating youth in the sciences
or over 100 years. In fact, the
and-grant colleges and univer-
ities have been deeply involved
in biofuel research for some
ime and will showcase their
rork to inspire youth on 4-H
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PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Fernandina Beach High School girls golf team attempted to open the season Tuesday, but both Tuesday's and
Wednesday's matches were rained out. The team will try again Tuesday when they host Bishop Kenny at 4 p.m.
Sophomore Jacqueline Shelly, above left, senior Sarah Beal, above right, and sophomore Leanne Lee, below left, tee
off on the north course at Fernandina Beach Golf Club Tuesday. The FBHS Lady Pirates include, below right, from
left, Alex Mills, Breanna Roach, Brittany Wilson, Coach Christina Steffen, Sarah Beal, Leanne Lee and Jacqueline
Lady Pirates' matches rained out
Senior Bryan Lloyd and the Pirate golfers
host Bolles Tuesday.
The season just won't get under way
for the Lady Pirate golf team. Rain can-
celed play Tuesday and Wednesday.
The girls will get another chance
Wednesday when they host Bishop
Kenny at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club at 4 p.m.
"With returning players, sophomore
Jacqueline Shelly and senior captain
Sarah Beal, leading the way, the girls
have a good chance of defending the
district title for the sixth consecutive
year," said Christina Steffen, boys and
girls golf coach at Fernandina Beach
High School. 'The boys have eight sen-
iors on the team returning from last
season led by Bryan Lloyd. Sophomore
Kyle Tucker will be a strong addition to
"Both teams have a very competi-
tive schedule ... I am excited for this
season. Both teams have a lot of poten-
tial and talent and determination to play
Senior Alex Mills is a newcomer to
the Lady Pirates' roster this season. The
team also includes junior Brittany
Wilson, sophomore Leanne Lee and
freshman Breanna Roach.
The boys team also includes seniors
J.D. Bryant, Adam Standish, Tyler
Thornton, Ben Edwards, Alex Stanton,
Harrison Crisp, Matt Pascaul, junior
newcomer Bobby Oliver, sophomore
Hauk Fannin and freshmen Cole
Watson, Josh Callan and Robert Beach.
The boys were slated to open their
season Thursday with Ponte Vedra,
Episcopal and Creekside at TPC-Valley.
The Pirates are at home Tuesday with
Bolles at 4 p.m.
OUTDOORS / TIDES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4,2009
NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
Trot is Saturday
For the News-Leader
Hundreds of runners will
begin Labor Day weekend
with the annual Turtle Trot
5K/10K, starting at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
Race-day registration will
be from 6-7 a.m. Saturday at
the Recreation Center for the
5K/10K and a 1.5-mile non-
competitive walk, which
begins at 7:35 a.m. The fee is
$25 per person. Parents can
also sign up their children 10
and younger for free half-mile
and one-mile fun runs, which
begin at 9 a.m. Fun run regis-
tration will continue until 8:45
Free parking will be avail-
able at the Recreation Center
and also the municipal parking
lot at Main Beach, a short walk
to the race site. There will be
no parking along Atlantic
Motorists are asked to use
caution along the race route
and be prepared for delays.
The 5K/10K runners will start
on Atlantic Avenue in front of
the Recreation Center and
head west to 14th Street, then
turn north on 14th. 5K run-
ners will turn around near the
Land's End Deli building and
retrace their route to finish at
the Recreation Center. 10K
runners will continue north
on 14th Street and into Fort
Clinch State Park, returning
to the Recreation Center
through the park.
Police will be directing traf-
fic on Atlantic Avenue in the
area of the Recreation Center
and Fort Clinch main
entrance, at the Atlantic
Avenue-14th Street intersec-
tion, and the 5K turnaround
point on 14th Street. Traffic
will also be restricted on
Atlantic Avenue during the
kids' runs, starting at 9 a.m.
The finish line will be set
up on Jean Lafitte Boulevard
on the east side of the
The Turtle Trot is pre-
sented annually on Labor Day
weekend by Nassau County's
non-profit running club,
Amelia Island Runners.
Proceeds will benefit Amelia
Island Sea Turtle Watch, sea
turtle patrols inside Fort
Clinch State Park and the run-
ning club's youth running pro-
grams. More information is
available at www.Amelialsland
ESA holds contest,
sets one for Sept. 12
The First Coast District of
the Eastern Surfing Associa-
tion held another contest on
In the menehune division,
Sutton Kerlin took first place,
Gage Kropff was second and
Scotty Rivenbark finished
In boys, Bradley Dunham
was first, Matt Kane placed
second, Lucas Duggan was
third and Jesse Chapman was
Walter Obszarski took first
place in the junior men's divi-
In men's shortboard, Nick
Isabella was first, followed by
Chris Igou in second and Jake
Coombs in third.
Kyle Conger took first
place in the senior men's
Eric Hatton was first in
masters shortboard. Kevin
Leary won the grandmasters
Conger won the masters
Hatton was first in the
men's longboard division.
Scott Kellogg was second,
Isabella was third and Rob Ruy
Joy Anderson won the
women's shortboard title. Tara
Bridges took first place in
In the open men and
women's division, Hatton was
first, Igou was second, Isabella
was third, Obszarski was
fourth, Leary was fifth and
Coombs finished sixth.
The next contest is slated
for 8 a.m. Sept. 12 on the
beach in front of Sliders
restaurant at the end of Sadler
Road. Awards will be given for
the last three contests.
All are invited to come
watch or to join the ESA and
take part in some good family
fun. For information, contact
Richie Obszarski, First Coast
Florida ESA director, at (904)
Avoid the freshman 15'"
Q: I am going off to college soon and want
to avoid putting on extra weight. Do you have
any il.il -' .ii . ii
A: Trying to avoid the "freshman 15," the
typical weight gain seen during the first year
of college, is tough. Mom is not making your
meals anymore, it's tough to find the time to
exercise and late-night pizza and partying are
not great for your waistline. When it comes to
weight control, you are what you eat. Watch
out for overloading on carbohydrates, such as
french fries, pasta and pizza, and stay well
hydrated by drinking several glasses of water
Remember that most fast food is a fast trip
to those extra pounds. According to a report
from the Journal of the American College of
Nutrition, men typically eat 1,000 calories on
average when they go to a fast food restau-
rant, eating an extra 500 calories than they
would have with another restaurant choice or
eating at home. Doing so twice a week can
lead to an extra 15 pounds of weight gain per
year. Most fast food places now offer healthy
choices, so look for them.
David A. Levitsky, a professor of nutrition-
al sciences and psychology at Cornell
University, studied one year's incoming fresh-
men, monitoring their intake and weight
gains. He found that, on average, there was a
half pound per week weight gain, a rate that
is 11 times more than normal. Levitsky found
students eating at dining halls tended to eat
more than they reported in the past, especial-
ly if it offered "all you can eat" meals.
You can keep your body in a fat burning
mode by eating smaller, more frequent meals
higher in proteins, such as cheese and
almonds, and low in carbohydrates and sug-
ars. For example, researchers found that eat-
ing a lunch that avoided bread, rice or pasta
led to a "fat burning mode" for four hours
longer than those that ate a lunch containing
those items. Adding broccoli and bell pep-
pers, high in vitamins C and E, is helpful as
well for muscle recovery post-workouts.
Also, studies have shown that eating a
healthy breakfast is impor-
tant to avoid weight gain as
well. Many falsely assume
that if they are going to cut
a u^ calories, they should start
with breakfast. Wrong.
Skipping breakfast leads to
cravings of higher calorie
enriched foods and actual
increased calorie intake
overall through the course
SPORTS of the day.
In addition to watching
MEDICINE what you eat, you must try
GREGORY to exercise. One of the best
ways to keep in shape is to
SMITH, M.D. schedule a time for exercise,
just like it is one of your
classes, and stick to it. You
really have more time to do these things than
you think. Three days a week of cardiovascu-
lar exercise and weight training on the other
days, even if it is only for a half hour, can
make a world of difference.
Simple things like walking or biking to
your classes instead of taking the bus is help-
ful. When you study for long periods of time,
make sure you get up and get your heart
pumping every hour or so. Try to knock out a
set of push-ups or sit-ups before you head
back into the books. Another great way to
keep in shape is to get involved with an intra-
mural or a club sports team. It's a great way
to meet people and, when you are playing a
game, it doesn't seem as if you are working
on your weight.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacement for treat-
ment by a doctor. It is only designed to offer
guidelines on the prevention, recognition and
care of injuries and illness. Specific concerns
should be discussed with a physician. Mail
questions to Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S.
18th St., Suite 204, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034. Call 261-8787for appointments or
Elm Street Little League in Fernandina Beach honored its players and coaches, above,
at a season-ending awards banquet recently. Below, guest speaker Jacksonville Sheriff
Nat Glover, second from right, is pictured with, from left, City Commissioner Ken
Walker, Elm Street coach and past president Charles Albert, former mayor and com-
missioner Joe Gerrity and County Commissioner Danny Leeper.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader
Special Olympics bowling
Nassau County Special Olympics bowling
tournament is today at Strikers Bowling
Center on US 17 south of AlA in Yulee. The
competition starts at 9 a.m. but athletes who
cannot be there until 10 a.m. can still be
The competition is open to any athlete
eight years old and up with intellectual disabil-
ities who would like to participate.
Anyone wishing to participate in bowling or
any other Special Olympics events should
contact John McBrearty at jandemcb@aol.
com or 491-0369 to start the registration
Sign up for Girls on the Run
The Girls on the Run deadline for fall 2009
registration is today. The program begins
Sept. 12. Sign up at www.gotrneflorida.org.
Femandina Beach Babe Ruth
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
registration for fall ball softball and baseball
online at www.leaguelineup.com/fernandina.
The annual general meeting is at 6 p.m. Sept.
9 at the Peck Center reception room.
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 stations. The teams
with the three highest 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. The fee is
$100. The event is on a first come, first
served basis. Call Chris Gamble at 753-4644.
Pro wrestlingatYulee High
Continental Championship Wrestling
returns to Nassau County Sept. 5 at Yulee
High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bell
time 7:30 p.m. The main event for the
evening is a six-man tag team match as CCW
champion "Rock 'n' Roll" Chris Turner teams
up with the CCW tag team champions the
Marcs Brothers against Kevin Toole and
Also on the card, MMA fighter turned pro-
fessional wrestling superstar Cheyne Miles
gets a shot at the CCW Southern States title,
held by Scotty Biggs and The Dynasty. Also
scheduled to appear are The Wranglers, "Mr.
Saturday Night," Jarrod Micheals, Buck
Buchanan, Mad Dog Miller, Riot and
Partial proceeds to benefit the Yulee High
School football team.
Tickets are $7 at the door. Advance tickets
are $6 through the YHS football team. For
information on the event, visit ccwrestling.org.
Freedom Playground event
The Freedom Playground Wheelathon will
be held Sept. 26 at Central Park off of Atlantic
Avenue. The Wheelathon is an awareness
event intended to raise money for Freedom
Team and open registration are from 9-10
a.m. The walk is from 10-11 a.m. from Central
Park to the downtown marina and back, using
one wheelchair per team. Live music, food by
Sonny's, demonstration events (wheelchair
softball, tennis and basketball) will be held
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Register in advance at www.firstgiving.
com/freedomplayground. For information,
contact Aaron Morgan at (904) 335-7253 or
e-mail him at email@example.com.
Shootwith the sheriff
Get ready for a day of fun and sportsman-
ship. Nassau County Sheriff Tommy Sea-
graves invites everyone to "I Shot with the
Nassau County Sheriff." The sporting clay
tournament is 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 Foundation. Registration begins at 9
a.m. The shoot starts at 10 a.m. Lunch and
an awards ceremony 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@nassaucoun-
Proceeds from the event benefit Cops and
Kids Foundation. It's part of the Sheriff's
Foundation of Nassau County, Inc. The goal
is to promote public safety through education,
public awareness and charitable activities.
The Cops and Kids program allows disadvan-
taged youth in Nassau County to shop for
school supplies or Christmas presents with a
Nassau County Sheriff's deputy.
Join us for our next
LUNCH & LEARN EVENT
Thursday, September 10 at 11:30 am
Herman Albertine is pictured with a nice flounder he caught while wade fishing at
Flounder fishing best bet
Flounder fishing is a best bet this week-
end with recent winds and heavy rains
stirring up both backwater and ocean
waters. Flounder are bottom feeders
and, often taking advantage of stained water
conditions to capture their prey as baitfish,
swim along the bottom and over their con-
Look for some of the best flounder fishing
this weekend to come after the mid-morning
flood tide begins to turn and fall. High tide
Saturday arrives at 9:12 a.m. at the entrance of
the Amelia River with a low tide arriving at
3:09 p.m. This is perfect tide for flounder fish-
ermen to cast net live finger mullet at the
mouths of small marsh creeks as the tide
begins to fall. Finger mullet are a deadly floun-
der bait when fished slowly along the bottom
while barbed from the bottom of the mouth
right out through the top of the mouth with a
1/4-ounce led head jig in the chartreuse color
pattern. Make sure you allow a full five count
before setting the hook as flounder will often
mouth their prey before taking it fully in their
Offshore fishing should be excellent this
weekend at FA and FC fish havens for cobia,
red snapper and gag grouper. Live menhaden
continue to provide fast action for all of these
excellent eating saltwater species of game fish.
Menhaden schools have been holding at the
tip of the St. Marys north jetty rocks during
the high tide periods. Look for diving birds to
lead you to nice schools of menhaden holding
just north of the red jetty can.
The big story this week has been all of the
rain and high winds that will
certainly have an effect on
our weekend fishing action.
Keep in mind that with the
heavy rainfall, both the St.
Marys and Nassau river sys-
tems will be moving lots of
fresh water into our local
backwaters and ocean. This
is a sign redfish will be mov-
ON THE ing from the upper reaches of
WATER these major river systems to
ATE both inlets and bays of
TERRY Amelia Island. Look for excel-
lent redfish action this week-
LACOSS end at the St. Marys jetty
rocks, Tiger Basin, West
Jackson Creek and at the southern tip of
Amelia Island. Fishing with cut baits on the
bottom will produce redfish weighing to 35
pounds at both inlets, while live shrimp fished
under a "popping" float remains a deadly back-
country fishing tactic.
A full moon arrives today and will produce
higher than normal tides for the weekend
angler. Look for tailing reds in the flooded
marshes where wade and kayak fishermen will
have an excellent opportunity to stalk reds in
one foot of water or less.
The News-Leader encourages local anglers to
submit photographs of their catches. E-mail pho-
tos to bjones@fbnewsleadercom, mail them to
PO. Box 766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035, or
drop them by the office at 511 Ash St. in
Fernandina Beach. Call Beth Jones at 261-
3696for more information.
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Sept 4 at Hilliard 7 30
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* ** 730
Oct 30 at University Chnstian* 730
Nov 6 at Yulee* 7 00
Nov 13 at Matanzas 700
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YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 4 ARLINGTON CO DAY 7 00
Sept 11 at Englewood 700
Sept 18 MATANZAS 700
Sept 25 at Episcopal* 7 30
Oct 9 WEST NASSAU* 7 00
Oct 16 at Bolles* 730
Oct 23 UNIVERSITYCHRIST* 700
Oct 30 at Interlachen* 7 30
Nov 6 FERNANDINA* 700
Nov 13 atPaxon 700
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 8 BAKER COUNTY 530/630
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Sept 17 at Episcopal* 530/630
Sept 21 HILLIARD 5/6/7
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Sept 23 ORANGE PARK 5 30/6 30
Sept 26 JV tourney at Menendez
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Sept 17 HILLIARD 700
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Oct 15 at Stanton 6 00
Oct 22 BISHOP KENNY 700
Oct 29 YULEE 700
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 8 YULEE/WEST NASSAU
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Sept 29 at Baldwin
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Oct 6 BISHOP SNYDER
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Oct 15 at Episcopal 430
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FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
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Sept 10 atTnnity 400
Sept 14 TRINITY 400
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Sept 21 PROVIDENCE 400
Sept 22 EPISCOPAL 415
Sept 28 at West Nassau 4 00
Oct 6 at Providence 4 00
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Sept 11 OAK HALL 400
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4 On stage at local theaters 4
power of friends
Theatergoers can get a
taste of an enduring friend-
ship in "The Dixie Swim
Club," the latest production
at Amelia Community
Theatre, 209 Cedar St.,
"It's about five women
who met as freshman in col-
lege because they were
members of the swim team,"
said director Barry Ralston.
"They went through competi-
tion together, and it created a
lifetime friendship. That's
what we're exploring.
"In the play, we meet the
women in their 40s," Ralston
added. "They meet every
August on a specific week-
end in a cottage on the Outer
"The Dixie Swim Club"
will be performed at
Theatre, 209 Cedar St.,
Fernandina Beach, Sept.
10-12, 17-19 and 24-26 at
8 p.m. and Sept. 20 at 2
Tickets are $17 for
adults and $10 for stu-
dents. Box office hours
are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursdays and
Saturday and two hours
before show time. Call
Banks of North Carolina for
a women's-only weekend....
We meet them every five
years three times. Then the
Starring in "The Dixie Swim Club," from left, are
Wendy Gilvey, Celeste Amos, Kay Stephens, Karen
Harper and Linda McClane.
final scene is years later
when they're in their 70s -
but they have maintained this
Ralston said directing an
all-female cast was nothing
new to him.
"It's always a challenge,
but I've done this before," he
said. "I directed 'Steel
Magnolias,' which is an all-
woman cast. I directed
ACT Continued on 2B
'Screwball comedy offers laughs
Theater fans can get a
taste of comedy in the
Golden Age of cinema at
"Archie's Comeback," a
screwball comedy opening
today at Fernandina Little
Theatre, 1014 Beech St.,
"For fans of screwball
comedy, many of them will
recognize this as the plot of
'My Favorite Wife,' an old
Cary Grant-Irene Dunne
movie, with the genders
switched," said director
Actress Lily Fontaine has
spent years thinking her hus-
band, Archie, drowned in a
"Seven years later she has
him declared legally dead so
she can get remarried, and of
course up pops Archie - alive
and well with 19 children on
an undiscovered island popu-
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"This is the opening show
of the 18th season. This is
also the start of a new look
for the theater - it's going to
be a black box theater," a
simple performance space
with minimal scenery, she
said. "The theme this season
FLT Continued on 2B
Jeff Goldberg and Jan Cote-Merow star in "Archie's
Comeback," a comedy opening tonight at Fernandina
Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach.
Filmmakers around the world submit to festival
The Amelia Island Film
Festival has already had
more than 60 filmmakers
from the United States and
10 foreign countries submit
to the AIFF for its February
2010 film festival.
This represents more
than 20 hours of shorts, fea-
tures and special interest
films that have been cata-
logued so far, announced
Diane Warwick, AIFF board
member and film selection
chairperson for the festival.
Approximately 20 percent of
the films are from women
The early bird submission
deadline concluded recently
with this tremendous
response so far, with the sec-
ond deadline Sept. 25.
This is the first time the
service, Withoutabox, has
been used by the festival.
The process to select the
final films will begin in early
fall by local volunteers.
To help select the final
group of films, contact
Warwick at 261-3300 or go to
val.org to preview a list of
films already submitted.
With the final perform-
ance of "Forever Plaid"
Sunday the Alhambra Dinner
Theatre in Jacksonville Beach
closed its doors, suspending
operations for the foreseeable
"Every effort has been
made to continue operations,
but unfortunately, as has
occurred with other similar
businesses, the Alhambra has
become a victim of these diffi-
cult economic times," owner
Tod Booth said in a state-
ment. "Economic conditions
over the past year have
severely affected the theater's
attendance and its ability to
adjust its expenses."
"The Odd Couple" had
been slated to open
Wednesday, followed by "My
Fair Lady" Oct. 7. However,
on Monday Alhambra's web-
site had already been taken
offline, save for a statement
about the closing. According
to news reports, the 400-seat
theater had been drawing as
few as 70-80 patrons week-
nights after tour bus traffic
Talk of a possible deal
with a Jacksonville entrepre-
neur to renovate the theater,
overhaul the food service and
reopen in a month are prema-
ture, advertising manager
Steve Osborn said Tuesday.
Officially out of work after 22
years at Alhambra, he contin-
ues to offer his help out of
Tony Triano, a longtime
actor at Alhambra Dinner
Theatre, as Scrooge in
"Christmas Carole," a role
he reprised each
loyalty to Booth.
'There isn't anything I can
report right now," said
Osborn. 'Things are shifting
rather quickly and they're all
just moving targets right
Alhambra first opened its
doors on Dec. 13, 1967, mak-
ing it the longest running din-
ner theater in the nation, said
Booth, who with his family
operated the business for the
past 25 years. It also was one
of the few to still employ
Equity, or theater union,
CLOSE Continued on 2B
Free workshop to
hone memoir skills
For the News Leader
The Amelia Plantation
Chapel is partnering with the
Amelia Island Genealogical
Society (AIGS) to present a
free 10-week workshop on
developing genealogical and
memoir writing skills.
The course is dedicated to
the memory of Margery
Freas, a chapel member,
AIGS member and devoted
family history researcher
who died earlier this year,
and is supported by the
Freas Family Foundation.
The workshop will be held
free of charge in the chapel's
Fellowship Hall on Thurs-
days from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
beginning Sept. 24 and con-
cluding Dec. 3.
7I The work-
; shop will
offer a series
- of presenta-
Freas inspire par-
their own life experiences, or
those of family members -
past and present. AIGS mem-
bers will illustrate the use of
major genealogical resources
such as: census, church, vital
and military records,
land/deed information, immi-
gration data and the organiza-
tion of family records.
SKILLS Continued on 2B
TALES OF WALES
Welsh singer/songwriter David Llewellyn will
perform in Burns Hall at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church in Fernandina Beach
on Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. General
admission tickets are avail-
able at the door for $15.'An
Evening of Story & Song,"
the popular singer/song
writer concert series hosted
by Mark and Donna Paz
Kaufman, is made possible by the Founders of St.
Peter's and the generosity of First Coast
Community Bank. For more information,
Amelia Island Plantation is teaming up with
the island of Barbados in a
cultural and tourism
exchange this weekend.
at the Spa & Shops will be
held Sept. 5 from 10 a.m.-4
p.m. It is free and open to
the public. Saturday's mar -
ketplace will include a mini parade, hair braiding,
free rum and alcohol tasting, Barbadian food,
arts and crafts for sale, steel pan performances,
cooking demonstrations by Barbadian celebrity
chef, Chef Paul, stilt walkers and more.
Saturday evening, enjoy a formal cocktail
reception, dinner and dance from 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Tickets are $125 and include a three-course din-
ner featuring pan seared, free range chicken with
Bajan spice rub and pan seared fish with lime
Beurre Blanc: live entertainment by The Mighty
Gabby and DJ Beat: cash bar: and official launch
of Network Barbados by Invest Barbados and an
address by the prime minister of Barbados.
To purchase dinner tickets, go to www.barba-
dos-amelia.com. For more information call 491-
4646 or visit www.barbados-amelia.com.
Rollin' on the River, a
scenic Sunday cruise to
St. Mary's, Ga., spon-
sored by Amelia River
Cruises to benefit 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 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 your bike to cycle through the historic
downtown. The ferry is pet friendly.
Call Amelia River Cruises at 261-9972 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot
and advise whether you are bringing a bike.
Space is limited to 80 seats.
GRANDPARENTS DAY r _
The Second Annual
Observance of Grandparents
Day will be held Sept. 13 at 4
p.m. at the Peck Auditorium. ,
Scheduled events include
"The Pinning" of grandparents,
original poetry, special music
and singing by local children. Please encourage
children to participate.
President Jimmy Carter designated the first
observance of Grandparents Day, Sept. 10,1978 as
the results of untiring work of Marian McQuade,
a native of West Virginia. The national and local
observance is designed to recognize, encourage
and promote the many volunteer contributions
performed by grandparents in the positive influ-
ence of children. Everyone is invited to attend.
Sponsored by the Association for the
Preservation of Black History, for information, call
261-3845,225-2428,261-8034 or 261-3388.
Submit information to Sian Perryat email@example.com
FRIDAY, September 4, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The Annual Kingsland
Catfish Festival will be held
in downtown Kingsland, Ga.,
The festival opens Sept.
5th with a 5K run. Art,
antiques, crafts and col-
lectibles booths will open at
noon on Saturday and
Sunday, and 9 a.m. on Labor
Day. There will be a children's
amusement area, free enter-
tainment and a smorgasbord
Farm-raised catfish din-
ners and nuggets go on sale
at noon Saturday and Sunday
and 11 a.m. on Labor Day.
Call (912) 882-1950, e-mail
val.com or visit www.
Rescuing Animals in
Nassau (RAIN) will hold a
sidewalk sale Sept. 5 from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. on Seventh
Street (around the corner from
Eileen's Art and Antiques).
Shop for books, DVDs, CDs,
household items, small appli-
ances, small furniture, dishes
and more. Proceeds support
the community programs and
the animals in residence at
RAIN. If you have items to
donate call Marilyn at 491 -
The Camden/Kings Bay
Council, Navy League of the
United States will meet Sept.
10 at 6 p.m. in the Overlook
Room at Osprey Cove Golf
Club in St. Marys, Ga.
The program will welcome
Rear Admiral Barry Bruner,
Group 10, to the Kings Bay
Naval Submarine Base.
Dinner is $25 and reserva-
tions are required by Sept. 7.
Call (912) 729-7327 or e-mail
The Amelia Island Quilt
Guild will kick off the 2009-10
year with a meeting Sept. 8 at
6:30 p.m. at the Woman's
Club on Jean Lafitte behind
the Atlantic Avenue
The group will celebrate
"Mission Accomplished" for its
Quilts of Valor program. This
month's speaker is Barbie
Swanson, a fiber artist,
teacher, designer and
inventor who creates hand-
dyed and painted fabrics and
yarns. She has won many
awards and several of her
patterns have been published
in national magazines.
Members will learn to
"Highlight That Quilt" during
Swanson's lecture and trunk
show. Visitors are welcome.
Yappy Hour, pet-friendly
happy hour, will be held Sept.
9 from 6-8 p.m. at the
Falcon's Nest at Amelia
Island Plantation. As always,
donations are accepted for
RAIN, which has launched a
new program called the RAIN
Food Chain where they pro-
vide pet food to families in
need. For information call
BarkAvenue at 261-2275.
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island is hosting its
monthly coffee on Sept. 10
at 10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long you have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. Contact Beth
Gaudiana at 225-8098 or
The Blue Door Artists will
feature new paintings by
Elizabeth Dion for the month
of September. Dion's colorful
contemporary works are
inspired by the lush complexi-
ty of nature, especially the
marshes and beach surround-
ing Amelia Island. Visit her
and the other artists in their
studios during the
Artrageous Artwalk, Sept.
12 from 5-8:30 p.m.
The gallery/studios are
located at 205 1/2 Centre St.
in downtown Fernandina
Beach. Regular hours are
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5
p.m. Call 583-4676 or visit
The Island Art
Association will feature
works in its Nouveau Art
juried show, Vibrant Colors,
at the Artrageous Artwalk
reception Sept. 12. Best of
Show went to Nancy
Kaschmitter, fiber wear. The
gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina
Beach. Call 261-7020.
The 4th Annual Shiny
Badges Ball will be held
Sept. 12 at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island with a
"Legends of Hollywood"
theme. Complimentary wine
reception is 6-7 p.m., with din-
ner at 7 p.m. Music will be by
The Melanie DiLorenzo Trio.
Dress as your favorite
Hollywood star, or Oscar win-
ning attire. Prizes will be
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 in
Fernandina Beach at
Rowland's Upholstery Plus,
1120 S. Eighth St., Amelia
Hotel at the Beach, 1997 S.
Fletcher Avenue, or online at
For more information, contact
Marty Scott at 753-4467 or
Arlene Scott at 753-8774.
Shiny Badges Ball Inc. is a
501 (c)3 non-profit organiza-
tion. Donations are tax-
Fernandina Beach High
School Class of 1965 will
meet and eat at 11:30 a.m.
on Sept. 12 at Sandy
Bottoms on Main Beach.
This will be a time of fellow-
ship and also the start of mak-
ing plans for the 45th reunion
coming up next year.
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department community room
on Lime Street. Guest speak-
er Lori Miranda will present a
program titled "Put 'Em in
Their Place: Maps and
Other Sources for Exploring
Miranda has been a mem-
ber of AIGS for several years
and currently serves as AIGS
board secretary. She has
been researching her own
genealogy for more than a
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
meet Sept. 17 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Club at 11:30 a.m. The
speaker will be State Rep.
Janet Adkins, who will speak
about the current state of the
Florida economy and give an
overview of the 2009 legisla-
All men are invited. Tickets
are $15 in advance and $17
at the door. Reservations, call
Bob Keane at 277-4590. Visit
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 and
open to the public. Call your
library branch to make reser-
vations. Box lunches by
O'Kane's are $12 may be
ordered at any local library
and prepaid by noon Sept. 11.
Make checks payable to
Florida State College at
Jacksonville and submit to the
Betty P. Cook Nassau Center
or to any branch library.
Call the Yulee library at
548-4467 or the Fernandina
branch at 277-7365.
Come meet the pilots of
the World War II, 9th Air
Force 368th Fighter Group.
The Amelia Island Museum of
History is teaming up with the
Amelia Island Book Festival,
the Friends of the Library, the
Veteran's History Project and
the Civil Air Patrol on Sept. 19
to host 16 pilots that remain
from the 368th Fighter Group
as they hold their annual
reunion on Amelia Island.
From noon-5 p.m. cele-
brate with WWII memorabilia,
USO girls and a special
appearance by retired Brig.
General Dan Cherry, author of
My Enemy My Friend. Bring
your WWII stories and memo-
rabilia, and see displays of
WWII uniforms, weapons and
This event is free and open
to the public at the
Fernandina Beach airport.
Contact Alex at 261-7378,
Dance Club's next dance is
7-11 p.m. Sept. 19 at the
Woman's Club, 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd. The dance theme
is "Football Time" - wear your
favorite teams colors. Hors
d'oeuvres and soft drinks will
be served. Guest fee is $35
per couple. Music will be by
Harry and Sally. BYOB and
setups will be provided. For
information contact Margaret
Zvoch at 261-9717.
The second annual Texas
BBQ will be held by the
Nassau Sierra Club at Cafe
Karibo, 27 N. Third St.,
Fernandina, on Sept. 20 from
5-9 p.m. Cost is $35 per per-
son or $60 per couple.
The event will feature bar-
becued beef and pork ribs
from Lowell Hall's Island BBQ;
country and western dance
music by Southern Phried
featuring Ray Odom and
Michael Howerton; a Texas
two-step dance lesson by
Joan Bean. Beer and wine
from Cafe Karibrew's brew-
pub will be available.
Deadline to buy tickets is
Sept. 14. Tickets are available
at Island BBQ, Sadler and
South Fletcher; Bean School
of Dance, 25 N. Third St.;
Island Tobacco/Indigo Alley,
316 Centre St.; and Amelia
Home Health Services on
A1A across from Lowe's or by
Women in Nassau help-
ing Women in Need is spon-
soring A Cup of Comfort
Fashion Show and Tea
Party to benefit Gerri's Corner
on Sept. 20 from 2-4 p.m. at
Savannah Grand Assisted
Living, 1900 Amelia Trace
Court, Fernandina Beach.
Tickets are $30 in advance
or $35 at the door, if not sold
out. Tickets can be purchased
at Fifi's Fine Resale on Eighth
Street, Gauzeway and
Pineapple Patch on Centre
Street, Patchington on Sadler
Road, Elizabeth's in the Harris
Teeter plaza, and Heron's
Swim & Sport in the Palmetto
Walk Shopping Center.
To make a donation or
assist with the event, contact
Diane at 548-9750.
The Nassau Humane
Society will hold Chip In for
Paws Casino Night on Sept.
26 from 7-10 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Women's
The event will feature
blackjack, roulette and craps
and beer and wine, soft drinks
and pizza for a donation. Win
prizes with your winning chips
at the live auction. Tickets are
$50 and include chips for free
play. Tickets are available at:
Red Bones Dog Bakery, Bark
Avenue, Cat Clinic of
Fernandina and NHS Dog
Park. Bring cat and dog food
or bleach and paper towels
for extra chips at the door.
Call 491-1511 for information.
Dogs and owners are invit-
ed to run, play, swim, and
show off their skills at Dog
Leg Productions kennel in
Fernandina Beach at Dog
Park Day is Sept. 26 from 11
a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch will be pro-
vided and local artist John
Walsh will play acoustic and
contemporary music. Cost is
$20 donation per family.
Please be prepared to buy
your ticket with cash or check
at the gate the day of the
event. All proceeds benefit the
Foundation, a charitable
organization dedicated to pro-
viding an assistance dog to
children with autism in
Northeast Florida. Visit
The Ballroom Youth
Academy will host the sec-
ond annual Miss Amelia
Island Classic Pageant will
be held Sept. 26, at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, for toddlers to 22
years old. New this year is a
Call Kristen Perrett at (904)
556-6044 or e-mail mis-
mail.com. The non-profit
academy offers free ballroom
dance classes to Nassau
Barnabas Center will host
an Italian Street Party to
raise funds for the Crisis
Center, Samaritan Medical
Clinic and Barnabas Dental
Clinic on Sept. 26. A wine and
beverage social will begin the
evening at 5:30 p.m., followed
by an Italian feast of wood-
grilled pork ribs, pasta dishes,
salad station and Italian
Tickets are $25 and may
be purchased at New To You,
930 South 14th St. Tables of
eight may be reserved at barn
The event will be held on the
street in front of 120 N. Sixth
St. In the event of rain, it will
move to St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave. For
information contact Stephanie
Navarro at 261-7000, ext.
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6. "Nice" in Italian
9. A festival, often
used as suffix
13. Asian goat
14. Be in debt
15. Wood resistant
17. A bit
18. Nucleus of a
21. *Football face
23. Did it precede a
24. Soviet Union
25. Where some
28. Sword handle
30. Same as
35. Part of eye that
those not mem-
bers of clergy
39. With great
40. Anything half-
41. Ceremonial ele-
43. His restroom
44. Code red, e.g.
46. Irish name of
47. 100 centavos in
48. *Preseason #1
in college foot-
50. Mouse catcher
52. Often precedes
53. " does it"
55. To take in
mouth a little at
57. British for
61. Act of being a
65. Writer Asimov
69. Given to servile
71. Bar by estoppel
72. Ancient Greeks'
73. Globe or eye-
2. Done to bene-
3. Great Lake
4. The present
6. *B in football's
7. Female sheep
8. They look like
10. Edible root of
11. Feudal lord's
12. Not conforming
to dietary laws
15. Often used to
quality of a foot-
22. School of
24. Gas or electrici-
25. Stalin's prison
26. Throat lobe
29. Add alcohol to
31. *Training __
32. S-shaped mold-
33. Often described
34. Burning crime
36. Prefix for air
42. Badger, not as
45. Type of coat
49. Cul de
51. *4th down spe-
54. Vigorous fight
56. Break down or
57. Turn this if you
don't like what's
on the radio
58. *ESPN award
59. *Punt returned
can call for this
type of catch
61. Tut's home
62. "Tiny" Archibald
67. Rowboat pro-
CLOSE Continued from 1B
"Alhambra has served as a
featured Jacksonville enter-
tainment facility as well as a
point of entry for many young
professionals seeking careers
in the world of theater," Booth
said. That included Booth's
son, Tod Booth Jr., who
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Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009
served as general manager
and associate producer, and
his daughter, Jessica Booth, a
fledgling actress. Booth's wife,
veteran actress Lisa Valdini,
had starring roles in many of
Alhambra's productions, and
Jason Booth was assistant
Booth would audition
actors in big markets such as
New York, bringing fresh new
faces to Jacksonville. Others,
such as Tony Triano and
Henry Brewster, well-known
for resurrecting "Christmas
Carole" every year, had been
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with Alhambra more than 17
years and were audience
Last December, Triano
touted the Alhambra as a
good refuge during the down
economy, telling the News-
Leader in an interview, "It
seems to me it's a perfect rem-
edy for bad times. ... Back in
the Depression, that's when
theater was flourishing. Why
not escape for a couple of
Beyond actors, the theater
employed more than a dozen
other people, from box office
going to present myself as
someone who knows what
women think, but the script
gives you a lot of help. My job
is to stay true to what the
playwright intended, keeping
in mind that the actresses will
bring a little bit of themselves
to the characters."
Each character, Ralston
added, gets a chance to shine.
"Some of our actors are
more experienced than oth-
ers. We have some actors
with virtually no experience
and some who've been in the-
ater for years and years," he
said. 'This is an ensemble
piece. There's no lead charac-
ter, there's no 'star' - the five
FLT Continued from 1B
is 'Second Chances,' and
'Archie's Comeback' certainly
fits into that."
Hart said the play's close
relation to classic film come-
dy interested her.
"I love screwball comedy,
so that was a big attraction for
me," she said. "This play-
wright, Norman Beim...
seems to channel old movies
and update them - reinvent
them in a way. It's just plain
funny. I read the script and I
laughed, so there you go."
She also praised the three
actors in the cast.
"They're terrific. All three
of them are real fan favorites
for folks who come to FLT,"
she said. "It's Jan Cote-
SKILLS Continued from 1B
genealogical writer and lec-
turer, John Colleta, Ph.D., will
be the keynote lecturer on
Oct. 1. His keynote talk will
set the theme for the course
manager and lead hostess to
maintenance and servers.
"Management continues to
explore every possible avenue
to maintain operations, includ-
ing discussions with its
lenders and potential private
investors, but current circum-
stances warrant suspension of
operations at this time," the
"The management and
employees of the Alhambra
thank the many patrons of the
theater for their past sup-
women as a collective are the
Ralston said that both
male and female audience
members could appreciate
"I hope that they're enter-
tained, first of all, and that
they will recognize every sin-
gle character on this stage,"
he said. "They will either be
the character, or know some-
body who is that character.
For the men, they'll get some
insight into what happens on
girls' night out. It won't do
them any good, of course, but
it might give them some
Merow, Jeff Goldberg and
Doug McDowell, and once
they get on a show they are
very serious about it. Because
they're so good, they make
my job easy. They're always
thinking about and working
on their characters. My job is
helping them hone that."
Hart said she thought
audiences would get a kick
out of the show.
"It's not by accident that
screwball comedies were
born and initially flourished
during the Great Depression -
sometimes people need a
break," she said. "If people
come to this show, they're
going to laugh and have a
good time, and that's what I
and show how to turn biogra-
phical facts into interesting
Space will be limited and
pre-registration is required by
Sept. 17. Those interested can
direct their questions to the
chapel office at 277-4414.
ACT Continued from 1B
'Crimes of the Heart,' and I've
directed the two female ver-
sions of The Odd Couple'
we've done on this stage. I
approach it as letting them,
through their actions and the
way they do things, teach me
how a woman would react to
certain situations, and I've
found that works. Believe me,
in no way, shape or form am I
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COMPUTER GUYS OF AMELIA - is
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HOYT HOUSE B&B - Reliable, mature
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Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT - Medical
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for Trident Lakes Golf Course aboard
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& hiring. Only the fabulous need apply!
1853 S. 8th St, (904)277-4430.
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will be a self starter and detail
oriented, able to work independently
and multi-task. Must have data entry
& computer experience including
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Appointments will be scheduled.
S601 Garage Sales
FRI & SAT - Sept. 4 & 5, 9a - Ip .
2678 Benz Place. Take Will Hardee to
Sterling Lane and follow the signs.
Many items, some antiques (couple of
record cabinets), lots of old records
(Ip's), knick-knacks, some ladies
clothes and more.
GARAGE/HOUSE SALE - Friday 9/4 &
Saturday 9/5, 8am-?. Two large
aquariums complete w/fish, curio
cabinets, lane cedar chest, exersaucer,
jumperoo, strollers, coffee table,
luggage, tools, kitchen stuff, clothing &
more. 2106 Jekyll Court, across from
601 Garage Sales
ESTATE SALE - Dinettes, old
kitchen cabinet, therapedic queen
bed, Sealy twin beds, microwaves,
twin headboards, dresser, Ethan
Allan desk & chair, collector plates,
beautiful linen, china cabinet,
server, corner cabinet, recliners,
televisions, lamps, small appliance,
glassware, TV cabinets, bookcases,
garden tools, cookware, Schwin
bikes, Schwin exercise bike, sewing
machine, chests. Friday - Saturday
Sept. 4th & 5th, 8am-4pm, 96231
Abaco Island Drive in Nassau Lakes
subdiv., off Nassauville Road.
Follow the red & white signs. This
is a really big sale - many items.
PRIVATE GUITAR INSTRUCTION
beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.
14 MONTH OLD MALE - Sm. Beagle.
Give to very good home. Call 491-3240
YORKIE PUPPIES - for sale. 8 weeks
old. 2 male, 2 female. $500/each. Call
11 WEEK OLD - AKC registered & Vet
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Clean indoor kennel, & taught potty &
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601 Garage Sales
WAREHOUSE SALE - 50% off
everything in Front & Centre's
warehouse. Consoles, art, baker's
racks, lamps, accessories, Christmas,
etc. Fri., Sat., & Sun., 9am-5pm. 316
Ash St., downtown. (904)277-2660
GARAGE SALE - Sat. 9/5, 9am-lpm.
St. Paul Blvd., Yulee.
INSIDE ESTATE CLEARANCE SALE -
New and antique furniture, appliances,
hand painted plates. Everything must
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Looking for a change?
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MASTER ELECTRICIAN - 45 yrs exp-
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Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
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HOUSE CLEANING - 10 years experi-
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Clean houses, condos weekly or bi-
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HARD WORKERS II - House cleaning
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references and estimates. Please call
(904)335-1226 or (904)206-1059.
JUST SEW ALTERATIONS WASH &
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Yulee 548-1141. Six pants special:
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206 Child Care
TWO POSITIONS AVAILABLE - at a
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All meals & snacks provided. Plenty of
love & attention in a learning environ-
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nursing license. Hours 7am-6pm Mon-
Fri. For more info call 415-1058.
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1601 Garage Sales 11602 Articles for Sale
YARD SALE - on Duane Rd., 1st road
past Yulee Middle School, on Sat. 9/5 &
Sun. 9/6, 9am-? Rain cancels. No
early birds. Plenty of stuff.
SATURDAY 9/5, 7AM-NOON -
Variety items incl antique furniture,
clothes, housewares, movies, music,
home decor, tile, tools, etc. 1576
Plantation Oaks Terrace, Amelia Island
YARD SALE - Tools, what-knots,
furniture, much, much, more.
Nassauville, Marc Anthony Rd. Follow
signs. Sat. 9/5, 8am-lpm.
HIGH BAY LIGHTS - Mercury vapor
400 watt, $25/each or free with
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.
610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL - Window units & ice ma-
chines, used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
to central & window AC's, refrigerators
& freezers. Kish's (904) 225-9717.
METAL ROOFING - 40 yr warranty.
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in stock, w/all accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf
Coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335.
REALTOR OPEN HOUSE
Saturday * September 5th * 1 till 4 pm
1555 Phillips Manor
4BR/3BA - 3867 asf.-$689,000
1718 Atlantic Ave
3BR/3BA - 3628 asf. - $590,000
1415 N. Fletcher Ave
3BR/2BA - 1634 asf. - $499,000
559 Little Piney Island Dr.
3BR/2BA- 1800 asf. - $629,000
Waterfront w/private dock
I BUY JUNK CARS & HEAVY
EQUIPMENT FOR SCRAP - CASH
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628
701 Boats & Trailers
10FT BOAT W/ 16FT Trailer - and
6HP Volvo motor. $1400 or make an
offer. Will sell pieces separately.
804 Amelia Island
SUMMER BEACH - 2028sf. Short
distance to beach. $415K. ACRealty
HIGHEST POINT ON THE ISLAND -
4BR/3BA. 2500sf home with extra
family room & screened in porch. 806
Amelia Drive. Call (904)491-4290.
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
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
OCEANFRONT - Log cabin R-3 income
property. Remodeled. $975K. ACRealty
OCEANFRONT CONDO - 2BR/2BA,
fully furnished, 3rd floor end unit. Best
view in Sand Dollar Villa complex.
$399K. Call (904) 234-8986.
ORTEGA LANDING - Waterfront
condos & marina on Ortega River in
Jacksonville, FL. 3BR/3BA condos
approx 2600sf from $999K. Pvt elevat-
or access, covered parking, GE Mono-
gram appliances, 9' ceilings. Marina
slip memberships & leasing avail. (800)
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Have loan - Looking for a building
lot - Amelia Island or Nassauville
area. Please call (912)227-1200.
GATEWAY COMMONS BUILT OUT
OFFICE CONDO - Beautifully decorat-
ed. Will sell furnished or unfurnished.
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Foreclosed Home Auction - 500+
Florida home REDC/Free brochure.
www.Auction.com RE No. CQ1031187.
OCEANVIEW - Home needs TLC. Rear
unit leases at $750/mo. ACRealty 261-
817 Other Areas
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.
LOG CABIN SALE - on 5 ac w/dock-
able lakefront only $69,900. 1680sf log
cabin kit on 5 acres w/lakefront on
12,000 acre recreational lake. Boat to
Gulf of Mexico. Exc. financing. (866)
952-5339 x1560, www.grandviewharb
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
6BR/4BA FORECLOSURE - $29,900.
Only $238/mo. 5% down, 30 years @
8% apr. Buy 4BR $2609/mo. For
listings (800)366-9783 ext. 5760. ANF
ROOMMATE WANTED - Island home,
pvt bath. Clean, mature. No smoking,
drinking, or drugs. $350/ mo. +
electric $75. (904)415-1006
ROOM FOR RENT - Call (904)718-
HOUSEMATES - off island. Private
home. No pets. Responsible,
professional, clean. $400/mo. +
deposit. Utilities included. Call
852 Mobile Homes
2BR/1BA - $600/mo. + $300 security
deposit. Call (904)753-1691.
SEVERAL CLEAN PRIVATE homes for
rent - 3/2 DW - $850. Large 2/3
w/garage - Nassauville, $850. 2/1
SW - Chester Rd., $650. (904) 206-
3BR/2BA DWMH - Private lot, Middle
Rd Callahan area. $750/mo + $700
dep. Credit check required. No
Smoking. Service Animals ONLY. 879-
SMALL MOBILE HOME - 2BR
remodeled on 1 acre lot. Hardwood
floors, on pond, great fishing. $600.
And one for $650. Call (904)491-8768
or (904) 321-7062.
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
UNFURNISHED 2 to 3BR - Beautiful
new decor. $600-$700/mo. Includes
water, lawn, poss. RTO. (904)315-1757
2BR/1.5BA SWMH - on large
waterfront lot. Near 195. W/D incl.
$700/mo + $700 dep. Call (904)277-
3BR/2BA NEW HOME - for rent.
$1400/mo. + $1400 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
OCEANFRONT - 1127 Ocean Ave.
$1200/mo, 9 mo lease minimum.
Upstairs unit w/lg. porch. Share
laundry area. No smoking. Service
animals only. Call 261-6841 for appt.
OCEANFRONT - 2BR/1BA Cottage.
Completely furnished, H.W. floors,
private access to beach. Lg. deck. 261-
5069 or 583-1675
At Beach Remodeled - Sm effic.
$145/wk. Incl utils/cable. Also on
island 2BR MH in park $185
weekly/$695 mo + dep. 261-5034
SMALL 1BR APT. - in Nassauville.
Furnished. Twin bed, electricity, A/C,
DirecTV. $650/mo. + $650 deposit.
Cute, cozy, quiet & in good
neighborhood. Service animals only.
References required. Please call
(904)206-3241, & leave message.
1BR APT. - Fully furnished. A.I.,
gated, all utilities, beach access. Short
term rental. No smoking. $1050/mo.
(904)206-1071 or 321-4262
JASMINE PLACE - 2BR/1.5BA
townhouse includes water. $800/mo.
(912) 240-1388 or (912)367-9804
SMALL 1BR - at the beach. Quiet. No
smoking. References, deposit required.
FURNISHED 2BR/1BA - Lower unit
on north end of Island. Close to beach.
Water & sewer included. $850/mo +
$850 dep. (904)753-2155
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
2BR/1BA - S. Fletcher duplex near
Simmons. W/D, all appliances. $900/
mo. + dep. Call (901)489-1645.
OCEANFRONT 1BR - $675, utilities
included. 2BR, $850 + utilities.
Available Sept. 1st. (847)867-3163
2BR/1BA DUPLEX - near American
Beach/Ritz Carlton. CH&A, W/D, stove
& refrigerator, pets ok. $795/mo.
2BR/2.5BA 2-STORY LOFT - w/
bonus room, 2-car garage, W/D
hookup. Pets OK. $1200/mo. Available
2BR/1BA - Near beach. $675/mo. +
$675 dep. Water & trach included. Call
BEACHES CHOICE - 2BR Townhome
w/ocean view covered porches. CH&A,
ceiling fans, W/D connection. Service
animals only. No smoking. 737 N.
Fletcher. $875/mo + dep. 261-4127
BRAND NEW LUXURY APTS
Affordable prices PLUS GREAT MOVE IN
SPECIALS! Spacious flrplns. Close to
EVERYTHING! Walk to shopping!
Located just minutes from Fernandina
Beach and 1-95. Waived App Fees when
you mention this ad! Call Courtney
Isles for more info at 866-906-9419 or
visit us online at
925 TARPON AVE. - North Pointe
2BR/2.5BA townhouse. $895. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
1ST AVE. DUPLEX - Garage, 2BR/
1.5BA, all appliances, fresh paint, nice
carpet, partially furnished if desired.
BEACH LUXURY DUPLEX - 927 N.
Fletcher Ave. 3BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D.
Flexible terms. (904)386-1005
$725/MO - 3BR/1BA. 402 S. 11th
Street. $725/mo. Call 753-0256.
LINKSIDE - Furnished 2BR/2BA.
Monthly rental. (904)261-9582
FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE -
2BR/2.5BA. Pool and beach. Call
(912)921-8976 or (912)414-2556.
1BR/1BA - New wall-to-wall
carpeting. New appliances, freshly
painted. $750/mo includes water. Avail.
3BR/3BA IN SUMMER BEACH -
2100sf, 2-car garage, short distance to
beach. Furnished. $1550/mo. ACRealty
AMELIA PLANTATION - Oceanfront
condo, 2BR/2BA. $900/wk. Monthly
rate. Reduced price. Call (708)612-
6106 or (708)692-6106.
THE PALMS AT AMELIA - 2BR/2BA
starting at $825/mo. 3BR/2BA starting
at $900/mo. (904)277-1983
RENT 3/2 - Like new. Forest Ridge.
$985. Call 753-0807.
2BR/1.5BA CONDO - 1.5 blocks from
beach. Completely renovated!
Amenities incl. $875/mo + sec dep.
NOW LEASING - Cape Sound Town-
homes from $1400/mo. Darlington
Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030
AMELIA LAKES SUMMER SPECIAL
1 & 2 Bed Luxury Condos in gated,
waterfront community. Resort-style
pool, tennis court, 24/7 fit ctr,
volleyball & more! Condos include
garden tubs, walk-in closets, and lots
of upgrades! Call Jessica at (904)415-
6969. Starting at $799/mo!
THE COLONY - 4830 Gulfstream Ct.
2BR/2BA, fully furnished including Wifi,
cable, long distance calling. $1400/mo.
Contact phone # (904)838-1969 .
NORTH HAMPTON - 3/2.5, 1950sf.
85001 Wainscott Ct. $1625/mo. Call
Don Brown Realty 225-5510 or
4BR/2BA/2-CAR GARAGE - on
island. $1400/mo. 2,000 sq. ft. Pets
OK. Available 9/1. (904)677-0248
3BR/2BA - 1800 sq.ft. Tile floors,
gorgeous fenced yard, all appliances.
2046 Marlin CT. $1400/mo. + dep.
FSBO - Family home 3BR/2BA. Fenced
backyard, eat-in kitchen, vaulted
ceilings, all appliances included.
4BR/2BA/2-CAR GARAGE - 76097
Tideview Lane, TimberCreek, 1 mile
west of 1-95 on AIA, $1350/mo.
426 S. 6TH ST. - 3BR/1BA house for
rent. $850/mo. + $850 dep. Includes
city garbage & sewer fees. Call (904)
261-5827 & leave message.
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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2 bedroom garden units * 2 bedroom townhouse style
3 bedroom garden units * Marsh views
Swimming pool * Dishwasher * Laundry facilities
Washer/dryer connections* * Washer/dryer units available*
Water, garbage & pest control included in rent
Prices starting at $675.�� per month
*Some features not available in all units
DM caiZ3 N4u6 t * Ad 'Ala4 0A.4 5out
Less than 2 miles from the beach and you can walk to the shops
& restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia Center!
04 .UA! (904) 261-0791
It pays to learn!
Ask us about our Back-to-School
FREE RENT SPECIAL
* W/D Connections
* Large Closets
* Exercise Room
SClose to shopping
* 20 minutes to Jacksonville
City Apartments with Country Charm!
akSf 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, Florida
astwoo aks Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30
Apartments Sat. /Sun. by Appt.
BEACH - 4/2, 1452sf. 3454 First
Avenue. $1375/mo. Call Don Brown
Realty 225-5510 or 571-7177
FOR RENT - Heron Isles off Chester
Rd. in Yulee. 3BR/2BA. Fenced yard,
fireplace, 2-car garage. $975/mo.
3BR/3.5BA SUMMER BEACH VILLA
- granite, W/D, water softner, 2 car
garage, fireplace, 2100 sq. ft., lawn
maintenance, & cable included. $1500/
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
OTTER RUN SUBDIVISION
Spacious & super clean 3BR/2BA on
.25 acre, with screened in porch &
fenced back yard. $1220/mo.
BestAddress in Femrnandina Beach
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
/ Fitness Center
V Business Center
/ Gated Community
Call for Details
REAL ESTATE CURTISS H.
CURTISS H. Real Estate, Inc.
LASSERRE c. "
Real Estate, Inc.
S850785 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. $3100/mo includes rent + tax
*2607 Portside Circle 4BR/3BA
with 2-car garage $1,450/mo. until .
* 2137 Nature's Gate Ct., 3BR/2BA
*322 S.6th St.4BR/2BA $1,300 + util.
2519 S. Fletcher Ave (West Side),
3-4 BR/2.5BA 2800 sq. ft. Home.
Lots of parking. Unfurnished $1,500
* 19 S. 14th St., 2/I, $900/mo. + util.,
security deposit $1,000. Avail.
*4BR/2.5BA Very nice 2500 sq.ft.
home at Florence Point $1,450/mo.
* 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 + util
*2BR/2BA upstairs condo, unfurn,
unit in Amelia Lakes, smoke free,
lots of amenities. $950/mo.
* 514 S. 14th St.- 3BR/l BA $875/mo.
+ util. security deposit $1,000.
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo.
+ util. Security deposit of $1,000.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairsApt.
Great Deck-Oceanview $1,000/mo.
* 3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
garage. Like new with a partial
ocean view $1,150/mo + util.
* AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/I BA Oceanview.487 S. Fletcher. Call
for more information
1925 S. 14TH St., Suite
Amelia Island, FL
Surfside Properties, Inc. Dorothy Trent Property Managemeni
Surfside Properties, Inc. Realtor' (904)277-0907
PROPERTIES FOR SALE
11th St, 2 homes under construc- NORTH 14TH STREET 3/2 MOBILE HOME on over 3 BR / 2 BA IN SPANISH OAKS. Nice
tion, affordable , on Island 3 bed- 4BR/1.5BA block home on an acre. Corner lot and fenced neighborhood. 2,174 sq. ft. Beautifully
room 2 bath with 2 car garage island, needs TLC. $137,500 Great setting. $89,900 MLS Florida roor (31 x 12) $257,900
$149,900. MLS# 50109 MLS# 47266 #48333 MLS #49718
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS
* 536-A N. Fletcher, 2BR/2BA,
2 blocks from beach. $975/mo.
* 340-B N. Fletcher, 2BR/2BA, 2 blocks ll
from the beach $850/mo. Avail. Oct. 1st
* 531 S. 8th Street, upstairs apt.
2BR/1 BA $600/mo. .. ,
* 210 S. 10th Street, close to downtown, '
* 86356 Calloway Dr. 3BR/1 BA
block home $750/mo.
* 85399 Brooke St., 3BR/2BA mobile home.
Now Available $800/mo.
S. 12th St. (2) homes Under con- ON ISLAND custom built
struction, affordable cottage style 3BR+Office/2.5BA, 2,250 sq. ft.
homes, on Island. 2 bedroom, 2 on .62 ac. lot. Upgrades galore.
bath with 2 car garage $139,900. $349,900n MLS #48981
MLS#50059 & #50066.1
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HOUSE FOR RENT - South end of
Island. Large, private backyard,
3BR/2.5BA. $1500/mo. References
required. Call Tammy, 321-2394.
NICE HOME - on north end of Island.
Relatively new 3BR/2BA, $965/mo.
Available now. References req'd.
is now offering
to the public at
on major repairs.
463495 E SR 200 YULEE. FLORIDA
TURNKEY CLASS A OFFICE SPACE -
in Gateway To Amelia complex avail-
able for professional service firm on an
office sharing basis. If interested con-
tact Sue Armstrong at (904)277-2788.
(3) OFFICE SPACES - Historic Old
Schoolhouse, 914 Atlantic Ave. Utilities
included. Contact Rhonda at 261-8249.
3 ROOM OFFICE SUITE - utilities
furnished. $625/mo. 2382 Sadler Rd.
behind Amelia Insurance. Call George,
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - Down-
1861 Vacation Rentals town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
I Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597
CABIN IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS
- near Cherokee. Sleeps 8-10. $500/
week. Enjoy North Carolina seasons
changing leaves. (904)261-5195.
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE - Furn.
home. 3BR/2BA, 2-car gar., gated
comm w/pool, 5 min/beach. Avail Sept-
Nov. 261-6204, 206-0035
Office Space - includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
DOWNTOWN "CHANDLERY BUILD-
ING" - (Centre & 2nd). Single office to
3500sf. Call Manager, (770)444-9800.
OFFICE/RETAIL - 1065 sq. ft.
$1,000/mo. Corner Kelp and S. 8th. St.
(formerly David's Alterations).
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility lo-
cation on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf units.
Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate (904)261-
1998 MUSTANG - Good cond., runs
great, stick shift, COLD A/C, new tires
& brakes, recent oil change. $2,200/
OBO. 583-1315 or 556-6084
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS - Cars,
trucks, SUV's from $500. Honda,
Toyota, Chevy & more. For listings
(800)366-9813 ext. 9499. ANF
2004 OLDS ALERO - Smoke free. 1
owner. Excellent cond., 38,525 miles,
sunroof, spoiler. $6875. Call (904)548-
BUY POLICE IMPOUNDS - '01 Honda
Civic $550. '97 Honda Accord $800. For
list call (800)366-9813 ex 9271.ANF
FSBO - '91 Dodge PU $2500. '94
Dodge PU $600. '00 Chevy Blazer
$5900. '99 GMC PU $6900. '95 Dodge
$2900. All running. 261-5034.
COMMERCIAL SPACE RENTAL -
462487 SR 200, Yulee, in BP Gas KAWASAKI VN1600 - 6700 miles.
Station. Call (808)753-6433 for details. New 2-year Protection Plan. $8,000/
RESTAURANT FOR LEASE - 3800 sq.
ft. 463179 AIA, Yulee. Permits
available for alcoholic beverages. (904)
NEED HELP? - Amelia Coastal Realty
offers commercial tenant/buyer
representation. CALL US TODAY! Lease
rates starting at $8/psf. www.acrfl.com
HONDA REFLEX SCOOTER - 2003,
250cc. Yellow. 5600 mi. Custom acces-
sories, perfect cond. 2nd owner. Gar-
age kept. $2800/OB0. (904)321-0331
2001 H-D ELECTRA GLIDE CLASSIC
- 27,000 miles. $13,000. No sales tax.
(904)321-1268. Selling for health
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Over 24 Years As Amelia Island's #1 Property Management Company 1880 S. 14th St., Suite 103 * Amelia Island, FL 32034
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89 Ocean Overlook- 2260 sq. ft. 4BR/2BA
located in Ocean Sound backing up to pond.
Short walk to beach. Tile floors throughout
main living areas. Screened lanai. Lawn care.
Pets allowed. On Island. $1,400/mo
96153 Ridgewood - 4BR/3BA home located 330 S. 7th- 3BR/2BA built in 1929 and
in Lofton Point. Screened patio and wrap completely renovated. Master suite
around deck. Master down and bonus/BR upstairs, upgraded kitchen. Pets allowed.
up with full bath. Pets allowed, lawn care. On Island. $1,450/mo
Off Island. $1,475/mo
2741 Ocean Oaks- 2862 sq. ft. 5BRV3BA home located in Ocean
Walk Walking distance to beach. Screened lanai with pool on Egan's
Creek Wood floors and tile in kitchen and bath. Lawn care. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,950/mo
95155 Bermuda- 3038 sq. ft. 5BR/4BA golf and lake front home
located in Amelia National. Master down with bonus/media room. 3
car garage, use of social amenities. Pets allowed. Off Island.
95425 Bermuda - 3004 sq. ft. 4BR/3BA home located in Amelia
National. Sun room and screened patio. upgraded kitchen overlooks
huge family room. Single story with 3 car garage. Social amenities
and lawn care included. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1995/mo
5209 Village Way -1789 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA located in Ocean Village.
Furnished or 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- 1218 sq. ft. 2BR/2.5BA oceanfront condo with
deck over looking ocean. Furnished or unfurnished. Utilities
included. No Pets. On Island. $1,895/mo
95208 Woodberry- 2258 sq. ft. 4BR/3.5BA located in Summer
Beach. Tile throughout and large bonus room. Screened lanai. 2 car
garage and community pool. Lawn care and W/D. Pets allowed. On
1832 Ocean Village - 1944 sq. ft. 2BR/2.5BA home located in Ocean
Village (Summer Beach). Screened lanai and hot tub overlooking
pond. Sitting area in master bedroom. Lawn care & W/D.
Membership available for small fee. Pets allowed. On Island.
18 N. 18th Street - 2072 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA home with study. Tile floors,
stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. Porches on front and
back Detached 2 car garage. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island.
96153 Ridgewood - 2373 sq. ft. 4BR/3BA home located in Lofton
Point. Screened patio and wraparound deck. Master down and
bonus/BR up with full bath. Fenced backyard. Pets allowed, lawn
care. Off Island. $1,475/mo
330 S. 7th - 3BR/2BA built in 1929 and completely renovated.
Master suite upstairs, upgraded kitchen. Pets allowed. On Island.
989 Ocean Overlook- 2260 sq. ft. 4BR/2BA home located in
Ocean Sound backing up to pond. Short walk to beach. Tile floors
throughout main living areas. Screened lanai. Lawn care. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,400/mo
918 White - 1040 sq. ft. 2BR/3BA located in Old Town with a loft.
Hardwood floors, granite countertops, commercial kitchen. Wrap
around porch with beautiful backyard. Pets allowed. W/D. On
96113 Ridgewood - 2332 sq. ft. 4BR/3BA home located in Lofton
Pointe. Bonus room with full bath up. fenced backyard and
covered patio. Large master suite down. Pets allowed. Off Island.
86059 Remsenburg- 1500 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA located in North
Hampton. Large backyard. Internet included. Half off one month
lease with 12 month lease. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,300/mo
23626 Flora Parke - 1607 sq. ft. 4BR/2BA located in Flora Parke.
Covered patio with preserve area in back W/D and Lawn care. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,250/mo
96679 Arrigo -1600 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA home located in Beechway.
Split floor plan with covered lanai. Pets allowed. Off Island.
117 N. 20th -1404 sq. ft. 3BR/1.5BA home located off Atlantic
dose to downtown Fernandina Beach and Beach. All tile floors,
upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel
appliances. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,000/mo
823 N. Fletcher -1960 sq. ft.2BR/1BA furnished upstairs condo.
Ocean view with sunroom. Half month free with 12 month
renewal. Pets allowed. Water included. On Island. $1,100/mo
86030 Palm Tree - 1700 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA all brick home sitting on
over 2 acres. Screened porch on front and sun room in back. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $975/mo
5437 Leonard - 1332 sq. ft. 2BR/2BA home located in American
Beach. Great outdoor area for cookouts and family gatherings.
Oversized yard. Pets allowed. On Island. $800/mo
314 S. 14th - 836 sq. ft. 2BR/1.5BA home with oversized fenced in
back yard and deck. Pets allowed. On Island. $800/mo
939 N. Fletcher (Upstairs) - 3BR/1BA with great ocean views and
just steps from the beach. Pets allowed. On Island. $650/mo
939 N. Fletcher (Downstairs) - 2BE/1BA just steps from the beach.
Pets allowed. On Island. $650/mo
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - ON ISLAND
*95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered
patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fire-
place in living room. $1595
* 4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Side South) - 3BR/2BA Located in
prestigious gated community where amenities include a communi-
ty 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 dis-
tance to the ocean, hard wood floors, fenced rear yard and garage.
* 2806 Ocean Sound Drive 3BR/2BA - Nice home located in Ocean
Sound subdivision. Fireplace in family room, screened in back patio
and 2 Car garage. $1450
* 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
* 2379 Captain Kidd Dr. (Pirates Bay) - 3BR/2BA, new carpet,
rear patio, 2-car garage, corner lot. Located near beach, shopping &
schools. Includes lawn care. $1250
* 2248 Pirates Bay Dr - 4BR/2.5BA Large lot on cul-de-sac, locat-
ed close to beach, schools and shopping. Master bedroom and bath-
room located on first floor, 3 bedrooms and bath upstairs with loft
area. Family room, formal dining room, kitchen with breakfast
* 422 S. Fifth St - 3BR/2BA Charming 1940s cottage close to
Historic District. Only 4 blocks from Centre Street. Completely
remodeled inside and out with heart of pine floors, stainless steel
appliances, recessed lighting, and crown molding. $1200
* 829 Mary St - 3BR/3BA including mother-in-law suite on first
floor. Walk to the beach from this 3-story home on large corner lot.
Approx. 2,300 sq.ft. living space and over 1340 sq.ft. of exterior
decks on 3 sides of the house with ocean views. Open floor plan
with vaulted ceilings. Fireplaces in living room and master bed-
room. Two car garage. Water and lawn maintenance included.
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - OFF ISLAND
* 84164 St. Paul Blvd - 3BR/ 2BA home in Lofton Oaks.
Features fireplace in living room, large kitchen, 2 car garage, and
fenced backyard with utility shed. $1100
* 95140 Hither Hills Way - 3BR/2BA Great home on the #2 Green
in the North Hampton Golf Community with club house/aquatic
center, basketball/termis court, outpost on Lofton Creek with
canoe/kayak lunch and pavilion. Washer/dryer, Cable television,
High Speed Internet, Monitored Security System included. $1400
* 96332 Abaco Island - 3BR/ 2BA Beautiful home located in
Nassau lakes just off the Island. Enjoy the evenings relaxing on the
covered patio. Home has vaulted ceilings, granite counter tops, lake
views, security system, two car garage and much more. $1200
* 861516 Worthington Dr - 3BR/ 2BA Home on large lot.
Separate dining room. $1150
* 2633 Forest Ridge - 2BR/1.5BA Community features include
swimming pool, tennis court, and park. $850
* 3165 Unit 12 South Fletcher - 3BR/2.5 Condo with community
pool at rear of condo. $1100
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town
home located in a gated community off AlA 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 yard. $1395
* 2443B First Ave. - 3BR/2BA townhome with fireplace in family
room. Home is only one block from the ocean. $850
* 2778 Forest Ridge - 2BR/1BA Located only 2 blocks from the
beach. Home has new carpet! Community features include swim-
ming pool, tennis court, play ground and Bar-B-Q area. $750
* 31135 Paradise Commons #621 - 2BR/ 2BA Upstairs unit in
gated community. Wood burning fireplace in living room, walk-in
closets, screened balcony overlooking pond. $925
* 2700 Mizell 401B - 3BR/2BA in Amelia Woods. Fully furnished
unit overlooking community pool and tennis court. 3 month lease
minimum. $1100 plus utilities
* 2811 Atlantic Ave Unit 201 - 3BR/3BA Beautiful, fully fur-
nished second floor condo at Fernandina Cay with great ocean
views. Private elevator entrance into tiled foyer. Nice upgrades
throughout including crown molding, Corian countertops, recessed
lighting, double oven in large 1. . .. 1 , 1 , r . _ Hear
the ocean waves from your poi i . .11 . . . ,, beach
and Main Beach Park. $1895 plus utilities
Sales_ SalsSale _ SlesSale
$699,000 - Sandpiper Loop - MLS#49621
4BR/4BA, 2,693 s.f.Townhome
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
$425,000 - S. Fletcher Lot - 50'x100'
Ready to build - Plans Available 2700 s.f.
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 he Bells River 4BR/3BA - 2578sf - In Seaside Subdivision 1,928 sq.ft. Best price in neighborhood.
Brad Goble 904-261-6166 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
SALES * RENTALS * PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
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Beautiful, like new home in
North Hampton. Preserve
view, Large screened porch.
1 Pip annor Rd.
JASINSKY & 904-415-1002
This 2nd floor 2BR/2BA unit is sold
furnished and with a garage. Screened
porch and fireplace. Located close to the
front - 2nd building in. Gated
Community with private beach, pool,
tennis, storage, car care center,
playground and fitness center.
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VACATION CHALET - in N. Carolina
Mtns. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495/wk. or $95/day. (904)757-5416
S 863 Office
EXECUTIVE OFFICE - Great location.
Lobby, reception, 3 offices, conference
room, kitchen, & bathroom. $2200/mo.
NEED HELP? - Amelia Coastal Realty
offers commercial tenant/buyer
representation. CALL US TODAY! Lease
rates starting at $8/psf. www.acrfl.com
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre, 864 Commercial/Retail
Realtor, for special rates. 4 ommercia/e
Nassau County's Premier Property Management Specialists
$340,000 - Reserve Court - MLS#95069
4BR/2BA in Reserve at Old Bluff
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
Located close to A1A. Excellent invest-
ment property. Price is for both units.
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Each unit isep y O a 2 bedroom/1-1/2 baths.
Large deck overlooking yard with
great Oaks. Granite counters in
gourmet kitchen; wood burning
fireplace surrounded by built-ins,
hardwood floors, master with
screened doors to covered deck.
Sprinkler system in front yard.
$ 274,000 Mls#:48995
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