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Fernandina Beach Commission-
ers have directed there be no pay
raises for city employees this coming
year, but more than a third of city
workers are still eligible for pay hikes
under current contracts.
And the city employee pension
fund - which relies on investments
and employee contributions - will
need $800,000 more to meet obliga-
tions because of the economic reces-
sion, according to City Manager
Michael Czymbor.
If the new budget passes with an
amendment that calls for no cost of
living or merit pay raises, 88 union
employees would still get pay hikes,
according to city Human Resources
Director Robin Marley.
According to Marley, the city's
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
employees - which includes blue-
collar and white-collar employees in
departments throughout city gov-
ernment - are in the last year of their
Those employees will get a 3 per-
cent cost of living raise Oct. 1, and
may also be eligible for merit raises
of 2-4 percent, Marley said - but they
will not get a pay increase in the 2010-
11 budget year.
Mayor Susan Steger said the city
asked the UBC to renegotiate pay
rates, but the union declined.
Both fire and police union con-
tracts are up at the end of September,
and negotiators have tentatively

CITY Continued on 3A

Examples of stationary and hanging baskets available for purchase through the "Flowering
Fernandina" beautification program in collaboration with the city and downtown business association.

Flowering Fernandin a

Beautification program enlivens downtown

News Leader
As if there isn't enough flora in
downtown Fernandina Beach, Eileen
Shannon Moore has a new program
so residents can purchase hanging
or stationary flower baskets to com-
plement the numerous shade trees,
shrubbery and flower beds of Centre
The program, called "Flowering
Fernandina," was created in collabo-
ration with the city of Fernandina
Beach and is also sponsored by the
Historic Fernandina Business
Moore, who owns Eileen's Art &
Antiques on the east end of Centre
Street, says she got the idea for a
hanging basket program after seeing
them in several different cities. She
admired them in Fairhope, Ala., and
along the docks of the Danube River
in the Baltic area of Europe. She also
saw them while attending a wedding
in Hilton Head, S.C., and in
Barrington, R.I., where her daugh-
ter now lives.

"I thought how nice it would be to
do something like that in
Fernandina," Moore said. After talk-
ing to several people about it, she
decided a volunteer b,..,niii .ai ..,"
program would be ideal for
Fernandina Beach. She also found
local residents who were willing to
put their time and commitment into
getting the program started.
Moore found the most serviceable
hanging baskets to be from the
Kinsman Company, based in Oregon
and Pennsylvania. The cocoa-fiber
baskets are 16 inches in diameter and
have openings in the sides for trailing
vines or other types of plants.
She and her committee have
already started about a dozen of the
baskets, which hang on both sides
of the street on the blocks near her
store. One of those baskets is already
sponsored by Rescuing Animals in
Nassau, a local non-profit animal wel-
fare group.
Moore also met with basket
expert Pamela Crawford in Atlanta,
who gave her some creative ideas for
the baskets.

"She had fabulous baskets at her
house, using vegetables, corn and
herbs," said Moore.
Individuals or groups can spon-
sor a basket that hangs from a lamp-
post, or a free-standing basket on a
column, for $125 a year. The fee cov-
ers the cost of the basket, hanging
equipment and a drip water system,
but the individual must buy the plants
and maintain them.
For $250 a year Flowering
Fernandina will buy, plant and main-
tain a basket.
A third way to get involved is for
residents to "adopt" a designated
flower bed on Centre Street at no
charge, and cover the costs them-
selves of planting and maintaining
the garden.
Moore said she has several indi-
vidual sponsors ready to go.
There are many spaces available
for the baskets, Moore said, from the
railroad tracks on Front Street to the
traffic light on South Eighth Street.
She said she hopes to get 50 sponsors
FLOWERS Continued on 3A

Pay raises for

city, county

Many employees in private businesses locally have gone with-
out pay raises this year because of the poor economy. City and
county workers have continued to receive pay hikes this year,
however, and manywill keep getting them based on proposed
city and county budgets.

Nassau County employees will be
getting more in their paychecks in
the coming fiscal year. In addition to
their yearly step increases - auto-
matic 2.5 percent pay increases based
upon satisfactory job performance-
county workers will likely see "cost
of living adjustments" increasing
their pay between 1 and 2.5 percent.
The Nassau County Commission
voted last month to grant non-union
employees a 1 percent cost of living
adjustment. Members of the Nassau
County firefighters union also were
granted a COLA raise for the first
time since 2003 - at a higher per-
centage than non-union county
"When they signed this new con-
tract, it gave them a 2.5 percent
COLA effective Feb. 1 of 2009," said
budget analyst Shanea Jones.
The contract stipulates that fire-
fighter wages will continue to rise in
the two years with additional COLA
increases, said County Coordinator
Ed Sealover.
"They're getting 2.5 percent for
next year and 2.5 percent for the year
after that," he said.
"We've been fortunate that we
haven't been in the same state as a lot
of the other counties in the state and
across the nation, with massive short-
falls in revenues and cutbacks in
salaries and benefits," Sealover said.
"... I guess the board felt if they could
hold the line on the tax rate, it was
COUNTY Continued on 3A

Public budget hearings
* The first of two public hearings on Nassau County's 2009-10 budget is
scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the James S. Page Governmental Complex,
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee.
* The first of two public hearings on the city of Fernandina Beach's 2009-
10 budget is set for 5:05 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 204 Ash St.
The hearings will determine annual expenses and the final property tax
rate and fees for the coming fiscal year.

Dogs cost county $60K;

ex-owner will pay $1K

News Leader
A Callahan man accused of multiple
counts of animal cruelty and using
animals for fighting, both felonies, was
ordered to pay $1,000 restitution to
Nassau County Animal Services -
which has incurred nearly $60,000 to
house and care for the 28 dogs seized
from his home last year.
Michael Brown, 45, pleaded no con-
test to misdemeanor
charges Sept. 3. He
will serve a year of
probation, complete
150 hours of com-
munity service at a
church, forfeit own-
ership of all dogs
and will be barred
Brown from owning dogs
for five years.
Brown pleaded
no contest to five counts of a lesser
offense of confinement of animals with-
out sufficient food, water or exercise,
and adjudication was withheld. He
must pay $1,000 in restitution to
Nassau County Animal Services and
$750 to a charity for animals along

with various court costs.
A total of 28 dogs were taken from
Brown's property after his arrest in
December 2008. Some of them were
puppies and, according to court
records, were euthanized due to con-
tracting the parvovirus. The 23
remaining dogs - one German shep-
herd and the rest pit bulls - have been
held at the county animal shelter in
Yulee since they were confiscated.
New Director of Nassau County
Animal Services Deborah Biggs said
Thursday the dogs have cost nearly
$60,000 to house and care for at the
shelter since Brown's arrest and might
be rehabilitated.
"We have not received notification
from the court yet that these dogs
have been released to us but I am
working on that release," Biggs said.
"Our intention is to contact some of the
pit bull rescue groups in Florida and
possibly south Georgia to see if they
can work with these animals to adopt
them out into new families."
Brown's lawyer, Reginald Luster
of Luster and Davis PA in Jacksonville,
said Wednesday he was happy with

DOGS Continued on 4A

'Baby Allie' faces challenges

Christina Schmidt feeds the first
bottle to her baby, Allison, who
was born five weeks premature-
ly with Hypo Plastic Left Heart

News Leader
Married eight years, Shane and
Christina Schmidt were anxiously
awaiting the birth of their first child.
Like all new parents, they were eager
to see their baby so they made an
appointment for one of the new 4-D
images that would give them an up-
close view of their baby-to-be. It was
after this procedure they realized
there was serious trouble ahead.
Trained as a diagnostic sonogra-
pher, Kerii LaBombarbe at Sneak
Peek Studios in Jacksonville was
aware as soon as she saw the baby's
heart that it had not developed prop-
erly. Her previous work doing high-
risk sonograms at Regional Obstetric
Consultants gave her insight into the
urgency of the situation, but legal
issues prevented her from telling the
parents directly.
"My heart sank when I saw Baby
Allie's heart," said LaBombarbe.
"I knew immediately something
was wrong. I showed them different
parts of the heart (outflow tracts and
different views) to get a better grasp
on what the anomaly was."
"When Christina and her family
left that day, I was not able to dis-
close any information on what I had

How to help
A trust fund in Allison Taylor
Schmidt's name has been set up
at Bank of America on Eighth
Street. An account also has
been set up with the
Florida/Georgia Blood Alliance
for individuals to donate blood in
Allie's name to account #3912.
To see pictures of baby Allison
and read her blog, visit allison-

found. I can show someone a heart
and all of its anatomy, but it is not
within my professional limits to say
if that heart is normal or abnormal."
"I knew without proper care after
her delivery, this would be fatal. At
the same moment I was feeling so
sad, I was truly thankful they chose
me to come to and get their 4-D ultra-
sound," said LaBombarbe.
Desperate to help the couple, she
contacted Christina's obstetrician,
Dr. Jesse Greenblum. Explaining
who she was, her training, previous
employer and what she had found,
LaBombarbe continued to follow up
until she was certain the Schmidts
ALLIE Continued on 3A

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Total enrollment at
Nassau County public
schools was 4,359 students,
an increase of 265 over the
previous year.
September 10, 1959


Two hundred residents
opposed to widening South

Fletcher Avenue attended a
state Department of
Transportation hearing.
September 12, 1984


Jury selection day was
changed from Monday to
Friday to better accommo-
date judges and potential
September 8, 1999

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Orlando 87
Panama City 89
Pensacola 85
Plant City 89
Pompano Beach 88
Port Charlotte 89
Saint Augustine 84
Saint Petersburg 86
Sarasota 88
Tallahassee 89
Tampa 89
Titusville 87
Venice 87
W Palm Beach 89

Minneapolis 80 62t
New York 65 62
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San Francisco 87 61
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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, will be
held at 5:30 p.m. tonight from
the gazebo in Central Park.
Congregate at the gazebo
from 5- 5:30 p.m. The
Freedom Walk will com-
mence at 5:30 p.m., traveling
west along the sidewalks of
Atlantic Avenue and Centre
Street, ending at the veter-
an's monument at the foot of
Centre Street.
A short patriotic program
will begin at 6 p.m., with brief
comments by Fernandina
Beach Mayor Susan Steger,
State Rep. Janet Adkins,
Police Chief Jim Hurley and
Fire Chief Dan Hanes, along
with other guests and enter-
This event is coordinated
on behalf of the city of Fern-
andina Beach by Susan Parry
and Sandy Price. For infor-
mation contact Parry at 261-
0701, ext. 117 or Price at 206-
Flags will be distributed
to the first 500 participants.
The Freedom Walk is free
and will be held rain or shine.



Parks and reading
To help promote the gift
of reading, the Florida Park
Service will offer free day-
use entry passes to state
parks today through Sept.
13 with the presentation of
a library card, library book
or the donation of a new or
gently used family friendly
book. For information visit
Gun course
Gary W. Belson Associ-
ates, Inc. will hold a con-
cealed weapon license
course at Gander Mountain
in the River City Market-
place off US 17 south at 6
p.m. tonight and a basic
with defensive tactics
course at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 12.
For information call Belson
at 491-8358 or 476-2037 or e-
mail gbelson@bell
south.net. Visit www.Belson
Pet adoptions
If you are looking for a
pet to adopt this weekend,
visit Cats Angels at the
Petsmart "Second Chance
for Love" annual fall adop-
tion event. Cats and kittens
(and a few dogs) will be
available at all surrounding
Petsmart locations.
Pink Ribbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies
will meet Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.
in the conference room at
the Baptist Medical Center
Nassau. The speaker will be
Chris Alznauer of Gerri's
Corner. Contact Joyce
Karsko at 261-2976 or
Isobel Lyle at 321-2057.

impaired meet
ILAB (Independent
Living for Adult Blind) will
be featured at the next
meeting of the Nassau
Council of the Visually
Impaired & Blind on Sept.
14 from 1-3 p.m. at the
Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St., Fernandina
Beach. Call Cheryl at 277-
8070 if you need a ride.


State law places a 3 per-
cent cap on increases in the
assessed value of real prop-
erty. Final property tax is
determined by the millage
rate, which is set by local
taxing authorities. A front

Katherine McRae
Yarborough Huguley
Katherine McRae
Yarborough Huguley passed
away on September 4, 2009 at
the age of 81 from complica-
tions related to Alzheimer's.
Katherine is preceded in
death by her parents, Milton G.
Yarborough and Mary
Covington Yarborough, and her
sister Mary Yarborough
Moorman. She is survived by
three sons, Arthur Whitfield
(Whit) Huguley IV of New
Orleans, Martin Creighton
Huguley of Tenafly, NJ, and
James (lay) Sinclair Huguley of
Los Angeles, two daughters in-
law, Maureen and Suzanne, and
five grandchildren, Whitfield,
William, Helena, Parker and
Geordie. She also leaves behind
a brother in-law, Walter Coker
Moorman of Fayetteville, NC,
four nephews and nieces,
Walter Jr., Mary Holmes, Frank
Moorman, and Marian Morgan
and their families.
Katherine grew up in
Fayetteville, North Carolina
where she attended Fayetteville
High School prior to attending
Greensboro College. She
returned to Fayetteville after
school and was employed at
The Fayetteville Observer. She
married Arthur W. Huguley, III
in 1957. After time spent in
Boston and New Orleans, she
raised her family in Tenafly,
New Jersey. She was an active
member of the Junior League,
Garden Club, Englewood Field
Club and Knickerbocker
Country Club. She was a parish-
ioner at Church of Atonement
Episcopal church.
Katherine retired to Amelia
Island, Florida in 2000 in a home
on the beach where she enjoyed
the views and the water of the
Atlantic Ocean, like she did so
many times over the years with
friends and family in Long
Beach, North Carolina.
The family would like to give
special recognition and appre-
ciation to the very caring staff at
Osprey Village on Amelia Island
that showed so much compas-
sion and gave Katherine great
care during her final years.
A private service will be per-
formed on Amelia Island. A
memorial service will also be
held in Fayetteville, NC at a later
date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers or other
recognition, please make a gift
to Cumberland Community
Foundation, PO Box 2345,
Fayetteville, NC 28302 or to a
charity of your choosing in
Katherine's name.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Carl Thomas Likes
Carl Thomas Likes, 76, of
Charleston, SC entered into
eternal rest September 8, 2009
at Hospice of Mount Pleasant,
SC surrounded by his loving
Born in Ringos Mills,
Kentucky he was the son of the
late Thomas and India Likes.
He was the
beloved hus- f'
band of K I
Virginia Likes,
devoted father ..
of Melanie
Pappas, step-
father of Dale (Kathy) Medlin of
Riverside, OH, and loving broth-
er to Ruth (Bob) Williams of
Munster, IN. He will be greatly
missed by numerous aunts,
cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by
his dear sisters Jemima Owens
and Anna Webb and his broth-
ers Kenneth and James Likes.
Mr. Likes was a Naval
Veteran with service in Korea
and Vietnam. After retirement
he worked as an electrician at
Westvaco in Charleston, SC for
several years before becoming
a commercial fisherman. Soon
he moved to Fernandina Beach,
FL. A long time resident, he
resumed his electrical work at
Kings Bay Naval Base and
Container Corporation. He also
took great pride in his employ-
ment as the Nassau County
Veterans Service Officer.
Throughout the years he
served in many organizations.

He was a member of the Fleet
Reserve and of American
Legion Post 316 in Jax, FL, and
Past Commander of Post 54 in
Fernandina Beach, FL. A life-
time member and Past Com-
mander of VFW Post 4351 in
Fernandina Beach, FL, he
achieved Distinguished All
American District 6 Comman-
der 2000-2001. He was a Past
Master of Amelia Lodge #47 of
Fernandina Beach, FL, and a
Shriner in the Fernandina
Beach and Jax Morroco Shrine
Clubs of Florida. He also joined
the York and Scottish Rites of
After an extended illness, he
and his wife returned to
Charleston, SC to be closer to
his family, and he was confident
in his faith having been raised
as a Methodist.
Services will be held
Saturday, September 12, 2009
at 1 pm at J. Henry Stuhr
Funeral Home, 3360 Glenn
McConnell, Charleston, SC
29414. Burial with full military
honors will follow at Live Oak
Memorial Gardens. Visitation
will be held prior to the service
from 11-1pm.
Flowers will be accepted or
memorials made to the
Diabetes Research Institute
Foundation at 200 S. Park Road,
Suite 100, Hollywood, FL33021
- phone 1-800-321-3437 or email
J Henry StuhrFuneralHome
Charleston. SC.

Doris June
Doris June Shelpman, 64, of
Yulee, Florida lost her battle
with ovarian cancer on Tuesday,
September 8, 2009 at the
Community Hospice of N.E.
Fla.- Acosta-Rua Center for
Caring in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mrs. Shelpman was born on
June 11, 1945 to the late Goldie
Stinson Williams Boggs and
Milford Williams. A native of
Portsmouth, Ohio she attend-
ed grade school and later high
school, graduating from
High School as
a member of
the class of
1963. During
her career she
worked in
many capacities
and held several titles in the
banking industry over the
years, first at Portsmouth Bank
in Ohio for eight years before
moving to Florida in 1988. She
then worked for the Wachovia
Corp. in Florida for twenty
years, where she served as a
loan officer and bank manager
until her retirement in
December 2007. She married
her beloved husband Joe S.
Shelpman on June 6, 1964.
Following her retirement she
volunteered for the American
Cancer Society in Nassau
County, spending time assist-
ing cancer patients taking
chemotherapy in the offices of
Dr. Luck and Dr. Joyce, which
she was tirelessly dedicated to
having received 103 chemo
treatments herself over her long
fifteen year battle.
Besides her parents she was
preceded in death by her son
Todd Shelpman, brother,
Ronald J. Williams, in-laws, Clell
and Lucille Williams and sister-
in-law, Roselie Shelpman.
Survivors include her husband,
Joe S. Shelpman, son, Carson
(Kim) Shelpman, brother, Gene
(Billie) Williams, sister, Peggy
(Donald) Yuenger, brother-in-
law, Scott (Erma) Shelpman,
and granddaughter, McKenzi
Rae Gib.
Funeral services will be held
at the chapel of Scott Funeral
Home in Portsmouth, Ohio at a
later date. She will be laid to
rest in a private interment serv-
ice the columbarium of
Memorial Burial Gardens in
Wheelersburg, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers memorials
may be made to the American
Cancer Society, Nassau County
Branch, 2850 Isabella Blvd.,
Suite 20, Jacksonville, Fla. 32250
or to First Baptist Church
Building Fund, 1600 S. 8th St.,
Fernandina Beach, Fla., 32034.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
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Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc.
in partnership with The Ocean
Conservancy will host the 2009
International Coastal Cleanup
Sept. 19 at 9 a.m.
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Cleanup is the largest, one-day,
volunteer effort in the world,

organized to clean up the
marine environment. Last year
more than 450,000 people in 105
countries collected over 7.5 mil-
lion pounds of trash from more
than 16,000 miles of shoreline.
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locations. Trash travels and the
agencies are encouraging par-
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hood, river and street cleanup.
Following the cleanup, vol-
unteers will be treated to lunch
at Peters Point, sponsored by
Budget Busters BBQ.
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Roy Lee Smith
Roy Lee Smith, 67, of
Hilliard, passed away Tuesday,
September 8 at his residence
following a lengthy illness. He
was a United States Army
Veteran. He retired from the
City of Fernandina Road De-
partment. He was the son of the
late John and Mollie Smith. He
was preceded in death by his
brothers: Westley Smith,
William Smith, and Gene Smith.
He is survived by 3
Children: Sherryl (Kenny,Sr.)
Smith Sims, Ronald Anthony
(Diane) Smith, and Bethany
(Tracy) Smith Woods; 3 Sisters:
Jenny Smith Crews, Nellie
Smith Anderson, Pat Smith; 2
Brothers: Nat Smith, Dewayne
Smith (Karen); 2 Sisters-In-Law:
Catherine Smith and Marcelle
Smith; 11 Grandchildren: Diana,
Kenny, Jr., Jacquelin, Audrey,
Raymond, Christina, Roy James,
Christopher, Shawn, Eric and
Nicole; and 3 Great
Grandchildren: Trenton
Haddock, Scott, and Kyleigh.
The family received friends
Thursday, September 10 at
Shepard Funeral Home from 6-
8 PM. Graveside funeral serv-
ices will be held today, Friday
September 11 at 11:00 AM at
Buford Grove Cemetery in
Hilliard, Florida.
Condolences may be
expressed by signing the guest
book at www.shepardfh.com.
Shepard Funeral Home
Folkston. Ga.

Margaret McCandlish
Williams passed away peace-
fully at her home in Fernandina
Beach, FL, on Sunday,
September 6, 2009.
was born in
Marion, SC, on
January 18,
1923 to Marga-
ret Elise Smith
and Howard
McCandlish. She graduated
from Winthrop College in Rock
Hill, SC, and did graduate work
at the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill.
She was preceded in death
by her loving husband, Charles
Addison Williams, her sister
Mary Montague McCandlish,
and her brother Howard Shield
She is survived by her sister,
Ann M. Carroll, her daughter,
Elise Meriwether Williams, her
sons, Charles Addison Williams,
Jr. and Howard McCandlish
Williams, her daughters-in-law,
Rachel Carlson Williams and
Kimberly Cason Williams, and
her grandchildren: Megan,
Kayli, Ryan, Clark, and Bryce
Margaret was a loving wife
and mother who taught busi-
ness at Salisbury Business
College in Salisbury, NC, and
Mitchell Community College in
Statesville, NC. She was a
devout Christian and a longtime
member of Trinity Episcopal
Church, where she was an
active member of the choir, in
Statesville, NC. She also attend-
ed Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church and Holy Trinity
Anglican Church in Fernandina
Beach, FL.
Margaret was an enthusias-
tic bridge player, loved to trav-
el, enjoyed nature and birds,
and was actively involved in a
number of charitable causes.
She will be sorely missed by
her family and friends.
There will be a memorial
service at 11:00 a.m. on
Tuesday, September 15, at Holy
Trinity Anglican Church, 1830
Lake Park Drive, Fernandina
This will be followed by a
reception for friends and family
at the Williams residence in
Fernandina Beach.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may be made to Holy
Trinity Anglican Church, 1830
Lake Park Drive, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034, or to
ChildFund International (for-
merly Christian Children's
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FRIDAY, September 11, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


News Leader

The Nassau County
Commission voted 3-2 Monday
to approve severance packages
for seven Building Department
employees facing layoffs.
The commission approved
an estimated $100,000 in sever-
ance payouts - an increase from
County Coordinator Ed
Sealover's original estimate of
$72,000 - with Commissioners
Danny Leeper and Walter Boat-
right dissenting because they
disagreed with the increase.
The reduction in force will
save the Building Department
around $500,000, according to a
June 12 memo Sealover sent to

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by Thanksgiving.
The city also is sponsoring a
Memorial Bench Program in
conjunction with Flowering
Residents can sponsor a
bench in memory of a loved
one for $500-900 at various
locations, including the down-
town pocket parks, Centre
Street, Atlantic Avenue at
Egans Creek and the city's
waterfront park.

ALLIE Continued from 1A
had an appointment with a
high-risk group.
Foreknowledge of impend-
ing problems enabled the
Fernandina Beach parents to
be in the right place at the right
time when Allie was born five
weeks prematurely on July 31
at Wolfson Children's Hospital.
Weighing in at only four
pounds, 11 ounces, Allie was
born with Hypo Plastic Left
Heart Syndrome, which means
her heart's left side - includ-
ing the aorta, aortic valve, left
ventricle and mitral valve - is
underdeveloped. Why this con-
dition occurs is not known.
In need of a pediatric cardi-
ologist who specialized in pre-
mature hearts, Allison was
transported in a special neona-
tal incubator via ambulance to
Shands Children's Hospital in
Gainesville where Dr. Mark
Bleiweis performed the first of
three scheduled open-heart
surgeries on Aug. 12.
Called the Norwood proce-
dure, it is a reconstructive heart
surgery designed to help the
right side of the heart com-
pensate for the deficiencies of
the left.
Nicknamed "Allie-gator" by
her dedicated surgical team
and nursing staff at Shands
Hospital at University of Florida

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the commission.
According to Sealover, the
layoffs will be based on senior-
ity, with least senior employees
being let go first. The severance
packages will include 15-20
days' salary as well as unused
vacation and sick leave.
Individual severance packages
range from around $6,000 to
more than $24,000.
"What they are entitled to in
the personnel policies and pro-
cedures in a layoff is their
unused vacation leave and their
unused sick leave," Sealover
said after the meeting. "We
made the decision that in addi-
tion to that, we would come up
with a severance package."
The amounts of the individ-

According to city Recreation
Director Nan Voit, staff is not
sure about how they will set up
the drip lines, but are in the
process of testing one basket.
Voit said if additional tubing is
needed for watering, that will be
included in the program fee.
Any additional city water use,
she said, would be minimal for
the new baskets and flower
Voit said she did not know
what would happen to the pro-
gram if the city watering system
did not work out. "It's kind of an

in Gainesville, Allison is doing
well now.
Although she is breathing
on her own and continuing to
improve daily, it may be three
weeks to a month before she's
ready to go home.
First she must learn to take
a bottle, which is not an easy
task for this tiny girl, as the
family learned when feeding
Allie for the first time.
"Allie's heart is always run-
ning a marathon," said grand-
mother Teresa Companion.
"Because of this, she burns
more calories than she takes
in while she's feeding. The
nurses told us, 'We know you
want to feed her but sometimes
she has to go back to receiv-
ing her nourishment intra-
When the Schmidts finally
do bring Allie home, they won't
be carrying just diaper bags
and bottles of Christina's frozen
breast milk. Various pieces of
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severance to 7

ual packages vary widely
because of differences in pay
rates and the amount of unused
"In one of the instances, one
of the folks had over $11,000 in
unused sick leave," Sealover
The Building Department's
staff of 35 is being cut by 19
through the reduction in force,
but Sealover said not all the cut
employees faced layoffs.
"We were pretty much cut-
ting the workforce in half, and it
was cutting the deficit signifi-
cantly. Some of the folks, in
accordance with the reduction-
in-force policy, were transferred
into other departments."
Others have retired or

experimental project," Voit said.
"They've been hand-watering
(the baskets) so far. ...
Hopefully it will work. The bas-
kets are nice-looking."
Once sponsors start taking
over care of the baskets, Moore
said, she hopes to organize the
program into seven "block cap-
tains" to oversee the plants on
each block, with about four peo-
ple under them to help with
"This is something people
can just do, to take pride in
where they live," said Moore.

the nursery to enable her par-
ents to monitor her at all times.
After her maternity leave
from her position at Bank of
America on Eighth Street in
Fernandina Beach runs out,
Christina will have to take an
extended leave of absence. Dad
Shane is employed with the
Association for Retarded
Citizens in Jacksonville.
Ultimately, there will be a
loss of income for this family
because Allie will require con-
stant care for the rest of her
life. She'll need two more sur-
geries - one between four and
12 months and another
between 18 months and
three years of age. Eventually,
she will require a heart trans-
Aunt Liza Nipper said the

resigned, Sealover added.
The layoffs come after a
tough year for the Building
Department, which was already
operating at a $1.5-million deficit
at its midyear budget review in
May. The department, which
raises its own budget through
building permit fees, saw a dras-
tic reduction in revenue as con-
struction has slowed. The situ-
ation was exacerbated by an
unsuccessful attempt last year
by the commission to stimulate
construction by halving permit
The commission voted in
June to keep the reduced fees in
place and move the department
toward the black through budg-
et and staffing cuts.

"It's a back door way of adver-
tising. ... When the city looks
pretty, people will want to come
down and look at it."
Interested parties can join
the Flowering Fernandina
group at Eileen's Art &
Antiques at 702 Centre St. on
Saturday mornings in
September from 10 a.m. to
noon for more information on
the flower basket program. For
more information on the memo-
rial bench program, call 277-

family has opened up a trust
fund at Bank of America in
Allison's name to assist with
the mounting medical costs
that will continue to roll in
throughout her lifetime.
"We are asking the commu-
nity for donations to help
Allison and her family so they
can concentrate on getting baby
Allison home where she
Parents Shane and Christina
are currently staying at the
Residence Inn in Gainesville to
be close to their infant daugh-
"Now that Allie is born, she
will have many challenges,"
said LaBombarbe. "I'm just
grateful she is still here and
able to meet them."

CITY Continued from 1A
agreed to forego pay raises in
the coming year, Marley
said. She said pay raises for
fire and police would go up 2-
4 percent each year in the
last two years of the new con-
tract if economic conditions
Fire and police employees
recognized the city's dilem-
ma, Marley said. "All of us are
in this together. Everybody
has to sacrifice this year," she
There are 48 former gen-
eral employees who receive
city pensions at an average of
$1,359 a month, according to
Marley, and 30 former
fire/police department
employees who receive an
average of $2,470 a month.
Marley said city general
employees are obliged to put
6.5 percent of their paycheck
toward the pension fund, while
fire and police departments
contribute 7.7 percent.
Temporary employees such
as summer lifeguards, who are

Continued from 1A
appropriate to do something
for the employees."
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves
said he has requested a simi-
lar COLA increase for his
employees. "We put in a COLA
increase of around 2.5 to 3 per-
cent," he said. "We look at
what the county's doing and
try to follow on the same
basis. But that's all we put in
extra. Everything else is basi-
cally the same as it's been for
the last two years."
The proposed increases
won't be final until the com-
mission approves the 2009-10
budget later this month.
Non-union county employ-
ees and members of North-
east Florida Employees Local
630, which includes employ-
ees of the county's Road and
Bridge and Building Mainten-
ance departments, have not
been guaranteed COLA raises
for 2010 and 2011.
Both union and non-union
county employees receive
yearly step increases of 2.5

part of the fire department, do
not contribute to the pension
fund or receive cost of living
raises. The city also has a vol-
untary 401K program, but
does not match employee con-
tributions. Marley said the
number of 401Kparticipants is
very small.
Because of the pension
shortfall, the city's share in
pension contributions has
gone from 11.2 to 20.9 percent
for police and fire employees,
and from 8.2 to 13 percent for
general employees.
Czymbor said the city has
been in negotiations with the
pension board in the hope that
the city's sizable increase in
pension contributions can be
reduced or stabilized.
Czymbor said the total pen-
sion fund contains "several
million dollars." Marley
also said the fire/police and
general employee pension
boards will be coming togeth-
er to talk about ways to "miti-
gate the risk of drastic fluctu-

percent in addition to possi-
ble cost-of-living raises,
Sealover said.
"We have three different
pay plans, and all of them have
different numbers of steps,"
he said. "... Everybody gets
topped out at some point in
time, and when they're topped
out the only adjustment they
would get is if there is a cost of
living increase."
However, Sealover said
most employees do not top out
on step increases until they
have worked for the county
13 or 14 years. "If you stayed
in the same job over that 13 or
14 years, not counting COLAs,
your salary would probably
increase by about 41 percent
over that 13 or 14 years," he
Sealover said the COLA
allowances will help employ-
ees who have hit the limit on
their step increases. "One of
the problems in the county is
that we have an aging work-
force, and a lot of our employ-
ees have been topped out," he

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the outcome.
"I am pleased that the State
Attorney's Office entered into
the plea of no contest whereas
they dismissed the dog fight-
ing charges of my client," he
said. "It was most important
from our position that the State
Attorney's Office dismissed the
felony counts because there was
no animal cruelty."
Luster said in June that the
charges were baseless and that
on several occasions Brown was
at work when his dogs broke
loose and began to fight with
each other over two female
dogs that were in heat.
Brown was arrested Dec. 10,
2008, at his 55052 Zwiefel Road
home. Nassau County Sheriff's
deputies and animal control offi-
cers said they discovered 28
malnourished and injured dogs
and puppies on his property,
dog-fighting equipment and
numerous "medications used
for treatment of the wounds the
animals sustained from fight-
Authorities reported "large,
framed pieces of wood marked
for ease of assembly that
appeared to be a 'fight box,' a
'rape rack' that is commonly
used to secure a female dog for
breeding purposes and numer-
ous ... medications used for
treatment of the wounds the ani-
mals sustained from fighting,"

according to a written statement
at the time by Nassau County
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves.
The Nassau County State
Attorney's Office filed amended
information in June, charging
Brown with a total of 32 counts
of animal cruelty, three of fight-
ing and baiting animals and one
count of possessing equipment
for baiting and fighting.
Assistant State Attorney
Wesley White, director of the
Nassau County State Attorney's
Office, said for the most
part, the prosecution was suc-
"We achieved most of the
goals we wanted to secure
through prosecution and we
were satisfied with the judge's
order," White said. "We're not as
happy as we could be, but were
satisfied because it was a hard
case to prove. We want to be
sure no more animals are put in
harm's way."
Luster said in June veteri-
narian Dr. James Hicks of
Fernandina Beach also "exam-
ined the dogs and stated that
some of the dogs had scars
which were the result of fight-
ing, but he could not testify that
they resulted from organized,
illegal dog fighting."
"On several occasions the
dogs broke away and were fight-
ing and he had to leave his work
and take them to the vet,"
Luster said.
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New county animal control director

News Leader

Nassau County Animal
Services has a new director.
Deborah Biggs was hired by
County Coordinator Ed
Sealover to take the reins of
the beleaguered department,
and started on the job Tuesday.
Sealover introduced Biggs to
the county commissioners at
their Wednesday meeting.
Sealover said after the
meeting that Biggs, hired at
an annual salary of $64,000,
would make a good addition
to the county staff.
"We did a fairly extensive

search. We did a search in
Florida, we did a search in
Georgia, we did a search
through the National Animal
Control Association and we did
a search through the National
Association of Counties," he
said. "We had somewhere in
the neighborhood of 20 folks
apply for the job, and I inter-
viewed six or seven."
Sealover said he was
impressed by Biggs' resume.
"She's been at it for 27 or 28
years in Texas and California
and the Midwest, so she had
very good credentials," he said.
"She had that background of
not only working for animal

control, but also working for
some of the non-profits like the
Humane Society and the
(Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals).
"She's going to be a work-
ing director, not someone
who's going to sit behind a
desk and bark out orders,"
Sealover added. "She was
asked the question, 'Have you
ever cleaned out cages?' And
her answer was, 'Oh yeah, and
I can do it again.'"
The animal control depart-
ment has been beset by prob-
lems for years. In April of 2008,
the sheriff's office took over
the operation from the county.

At that time, the department
was tainted by charges of poor
recordkeeping, bad manage-
ment and high staff turnover.
In October 2007, then animal
control director Brenda
Rothwell was dismissed after
allegations of mismanagement.
Rothwell continued to serve as
the county's code enforcement
Problems continued as the
department went through sev-
eral directors. The sheriff
returned control of the depart-
ment to the county in June
after removing interim director
Mimi Vitale.

5 charged in $7 million gasoline scam
News-Leader Plaza in St. Marys, Ga., a pop- Internal Revenue Service gating the alleged crimin
ular stop for Nassau County Criminal Investigations activities.
An armed man who held residents seeking cheaper Division. The indictment alleges th
police at bay in his Fernandina gasoline in low-tax Georgia. According to the indict- in 2005 and 2006 alone, cu
Beach home earlier this year Joseph D. Newman, acting ment, Cisco operated three tomers of the Cisco station
has been indicted in a multi- U.S. Attorney for the Southern gasoline stations in Camden were defrauded out of at lea
million-dollar fuel fraud and District of Georgia, announced County just off 1-95 near the $7 million.
bribery conspiracy scheme in the indictment Thursday Georgia-Florida border from Warrants remain outstan
Camden County, Ga. returned by a federal grand the mid-1990s until their sale in ing for the arrests of Fairl'
Britt Clinton Moore was one jury sitting in Savannah, Ga. late 2006. The indictment Cisco and Winston Eric Cisc
of five people charged in a 17- Others indicted are Fairley alleges that the defendants con- Moore, 41, was accused
count indictment alleging fraud- Leslie Cisco of St. Marys, Ga., spired to mis-calibrate the April of holding police at ba
ulent fuel sales at Cisco's Travel Robert Michael Clark of unleaded and diesel pumps at while he was alone and arm(
Folkston, Ga., Regina Dianne the Cisco stations to deliver in his home on High Rigg

Ga., and Winston Eric Cisco of believed they were purchasing; attempted murder of a polii
- White Oak, Ga. Each is to substitute regular unleaded officer, shooting dead
charged with federal conspira- gasoline for premium and mid- missiles and aggravated b<
cy and mail and wire fraud. grade gasoline; to bribe inspec- tery.
Fairley Cisco is also charged tors with the Georgia Police were initially call
with criminal trademark Department of Agriculture in when a woman ran fro
infringement, charge of inspecting fuel Moore's home bleeding ar
The indictment arose out of pumps; to substitute and sell yelling for help. At one poil
a joint federal and state inves- non-BP unleaded gasoline at police said Moore came out
tigation conducted by the the Cisco station which dis- the home and fired at officer
Georgia Bureau of played BP registered trade- who returned fire. Moore th(
Investigation, Federal Bureau marks; and to make false state- went back inside the house
of Investigation, Kingsland, Ga., ments to federal law ultimately surrendering after
... Police Department and federal enforcement officers investi- 14-hour standoff.


Police seek armed robber

Authorities have an arrest
warrant and are on the hunt for
an armed robbery suspect
who struck a Yulee restaurant
Sept. 4.
Detectives with the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office are
looking for Terrance Lamont
McWilson, 21, of Yulee, who
allegedly brandished a gun and
made off with approximately




$1,000 at the Dairy Queen at
462540 SR 200 Sept. 4, accord-
ing to a press release the sher-
iff's office issued Wednesday.
According to the press
release, McWilson allegedly
entered through the restau-
rant's back door and told an
employee to give him all the
money in the register. Another
employee heard her coworker
scream and saw a man with a
gun in his hands and a dark
shirt covering his face exit

through the back door, author-
ities said.
Detectives reportedly iden-
tified McWilson based on state-
ments from witnesses who saw
him shortly after the robbery in
a nearby shed wearing cloth-
ing that met the suspect's
Anyone with information
regarding McWilson's where-
abouts is asked to contact the
Nassau County Sheriff's Office
at 225-0331.

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FRIDAY, September 11, 2009 NEWS News-Leader

'Voices of Diversity' talk race relations

News Leader

Fernandina Beach is a post-
card-pretty town that, on the
surface, does not seem to have
many racial problems. But what
is happening, if anything,
behind that pristine facade?
And how often do people of
different ethnic backgrounds
actually sit down and talk about
their differences? Where, for
that matter, could one go to dis-
cuss race issues in a safe and
confidential environment?
For those who are interest-
ed, there is a time and place
where people can meet for open
discussions on race relations.
The Voices of Diversity in
Nassau County is looking for
participants of all races and eth-
nic groups to join a six-week
study circle to discuss racial
issues. The program is spon-
sored jointly by the New Zion
Missionary Baptist Church and
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
and groups will meet weekly in
two-hour sessions from Oct. 1
through Nov. 11.
The ultimate goal of the pro-
gram is to come up with a com-

munity action project, which all
participants will discuss and
decide on at a final meeting on
Nov. 14.
Susan Silverio, who helped
put the program together in
2001, said participants are bro-
ken up into at least three "study
circles" with eight to 12 people
in each group. Using a study
guide and two impartial facili-
tators, groups are free to let the
conversation go where it may,
and all discussions are com-
pletely confidential.
The pilot project came about
in 2001 through a city Com-
munity Relations Board that has
since been disbanded. Silverio
says Stephanie Gusky, who was
on the board, contacted her to
help with start-up of the group
because Silverio had been
involved in study groups in
Delaware in the late 1990's.
Gusky also brought in mem-
bers of the Jacksonville Human
Resources Council to train six
Silverio said there are three
key elements that make the
study groups different from
other community efforts. One is
that participants get to know

Study circles
There will be an informational meeting on the study circles
dealing with racism and race relations from 3-5 p.m. Saturday
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. The public is invited.
Groups will meet weekly from Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, with a final
all-group meeting on Nov. 14. Participants have a choice to
meet Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon,
or Thursday 7-9 p.m.
For more information, contact Susan Silverio at 583-6272
or e-mail sharon.vod@gmail.com. Registration forms can be
picked up at the chamber of commerce depot, Fernandina
and Yulee branch libraries, Amelia Island Coffee & Ice Cream
downtown, and Espresso's at Gateway to Amelia. For infor-
mation on the nationwide program, visit www.everyday-

people they wouldn't meet in
an everyday situation. The sec-
ond is that the conversation is
guided to address a certain
topic, but is not directed. And
the third difference is that a
community project comes out of
the study group through a com-
mon effort by all participants.
Last year's study circle
resulted in an Oceans of Fun
Reading Camp held at St.
Peter's this past June for third-
Neil Frink, who also has
been involved in the study cir-

cles since the beginning, will
again be a participant in the
upcoming group. Frink said
that, in the beginning, the 2002
pilot project came to a halt
because there was not enough
community support, and there
was difficulty getting enough
African-American or Hispanic
The first group of study cir-
cles was finally formed in 2007

with the help of former fire chief
Danny Leeper, First Assembly
of God Pastor Ed Shick, former
mayor Charles Albert and com-
munity activist Willie Mae
Ashley. The Revs. George
Young of St. Peter's and
Jeremiah Robinson of New Zion
were also instrumental, and
Pastor Carlos Serrano of La
Tierra Prometida church got
involved in 2008.
"People just didn't know
what it was," says Frink of the
early study circle effort. "You
get in a group and don't want to
talk about it." Frink says he
found the group invaluable
because "it puts you in a great
comfort zone," with the added
bonus of "absolute confiden-
Silverio said study circles
based on study guides by
Everyday Democracy have
been formed in cities and towns
of all sizes throughout the coun-
try. The study guide for racial
diversity helps build trust
between participants before

they talk about controversial
issues. Group activities also
help people understand first-
hand how life differs in the
United States for other ethnic
"The people who experi-
enced it enjoyed it," said Frink.
"It opens up a lot of people who
wouldn't have opened up. ... It
brings up things people may
not be comfortable with any-
where else."
Frink and Silverio said it was
very important to have the
groups as diverse as possible -
but having balanced participa-
tion is one of the biggest chal-
lenges. However, one of the
best things to come out of the
study circles, they said, is some
lasting friendships.
Former participants still
hold pot-luck dinners every few
months to keep those social
connections going.
"It's a way of connecting in
the community that's pretty
darn special," Silverio said.


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County are hosting a 9-12
Rally for all the fed-up taxpay-
ers that can't make the long
trip to Washington. DC.
The Freedom, Liberty and
Tea Party movements are con-
verging on Washington D.C.,
on Saturday for a March on
Washington to show how
upset they are with runaway
government spending.
There will be a 9-12 Rally at
Woody's Bar-B-Q, 474323 SR
200, on Saturday from noon
until 4 p.m. The event will fea-
ture live coverage of the
march on Washington.
For informationcontact
Douglas Newberry at 261-
5289 or douglasnewberry
GOP meeting
The executive committee
of the Republican Party of

Nassau County is scheduled
to hold its monthly meeting at
7 p.m. Thursday. Guest
Speaker will be Larry
Boatwright, volunteer coordi-
nator for the Nassau County's

Sheriff Office.
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Bicycle trail network vital to

During a period of economic downturn
we need to take advantage of oppor-
tunities to add value to our communi-
ty in ways that will attract new home-
buyers and tourists in order to help save jobs
and help generate property and sales tax rev-
enues. We have seen a significant decline in
home sales and tourism, which to reverse will
require Nassau County and Amelia Island to
offer competitive advantages over hundreds of
other coastal communities.
Trails for walking, running and biking add
value to a community, and with federal, state,
county, city and community support we now
have the opportunity to create a great trail net-
work here on Amelia Island.
The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection's Office of Greenways and Trails
lists the following seven reasons why trails are
important and create value for a community.
1. Prospective 55-plus homebuyers consid-
er trails to be the most important amenity
when choosing a place to live. (National
Association of Homebuilders)
2. Studies indicate that closer proximity to
greenways and conservation corridors increas-
es property values. (National Recreation and
Parks Association)
3. The most requested item by visitors to

U Florida's Official Welcome
Centers is information about
where is a good place to bicy-
cle safely. (Visit Florida)
4. The number of
Americans who ride bicycles
is greater than all those who
ski, golf and play tennis com-
Scanlan bined. (National Sporting
Goods Association)
5. 52 percent of Americans
would like to bike more and 46 percent would
bike to work if designated trails were available.
(America Bikes; Trails and Greenways
Clearing House; Bicycling/Moving America
Forward, 2008)
6. An estimated $76.6 billion could be saved
on annual health care costs if Americans were
more active. (U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services; Bicycling/Moving America
Forward, 2008)
7. Biking four miles roundtrip to work
instead of driving keeps 51 pounds of carbon
monoxide out of the air each year. (Smart
Trips; Bicycling/Moving America Forward,
The Amelia Island Trail project team is
working to provide safe paths that support and
encourage modes of transportation such as

Public meetings
There are two upcoming meE
those who are interested in bicy(
Oct. 20: Fernandina Beach C
Commission meeting to discuss
city support for several Amelia Is
specific plan proposals (at City I
Ash St., starting at 6 p.m.).
Oct. 14: Amelia Island Assoc
forum to share information on th
and to obtain public input on the
Fernandina Beach Police Depar
munity room, 7-8:30 p.m.)
The current plan for trails, pa
and project team membership c
at www.ameliaislandassociation

walking, running, casual bicycling
wheel) and club bicycling narrowv
* Connect people with parks a
facilities on Amelia Island.
* Connect Jacksonville trails a
Marys, Ga., trails as part of the E
Greenway (Maine to Key West sy
* Encourage healthy outdoor
* Provide safe paths to school
* Reduce traffic and parking p
* Increase tourism in the coui
New paths are coming. The Al
team, which includes 38 member
to be informed by the Florida Def
Transportation in late July that F]
agreed to add bike lanes along th

section of AlA between the south tip of Amelia
Island and Atlantic Avenue at Main Beach
when they repave it late next year. This will
ltings tor significantly improve safety and offer a safe
and scenic ocean view route that many bicy-
clists desire. This is in addition to the recently
;ity approved $2.5 million in federal funding for
possible trail construction by FDOT for the island's
island Trail first off-road 12-foot-wide paved paths begin-
Hall, 204 ning in 2014.
The city of Fernandina Beach and Nassau
nation public County Commissioners have each recently
e trail plans passed a general resolution supporting Amelia
,m (at Island Trail plans.
rtment com- Amelia Island is an ideal location for trail
development. It has great weather. A high per-
th maps centage of the county population (35 percent)
an be found lives on a small percentage of its land mass (4
.com. percent). It is flat.
It has ocean and river views, parks and
g (wide greenways to ride or walk through, and scenic
w wheel) to: canopy-tree roads. It has an established tourist
and recreation industry. It has Fort Clinch State Park with 6.2
miles of trails. It has the Cumberland Sound
and St. Ferry available for a scenic connection to St.
ast Coast Marys, Ga., on the north and its trail system.
'stem of It has a fishing/pedestrian bridge available for
connection to the state parks on the south
exercise. where several miles of off-road trails will be
s. built in the next two years. However, Amelia
problems . Island needs a safe network of paths to con-
nty. nect north and south in order to have a great
IT project trail system for all - new homebuyers, tourists,
s, was happy residents and students going to school.
apartment of Phillip Scanlan is a director of the Amelia
DOT has Island Association and chair of its Amelia
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T he Men's
Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island and
Nassau County
serves present residents as
well as newcomers. All men,
whether new to the area or
longtime Nassau County resi-
dents, are welcome to join.
The purpose of the club is
to help build a better commu-
nity by making men feel wel-
come, providing them a
means to become acquainted
with other men within the
county and by offering inter-
esting and educational activi-
ties, such as informative
speakers at luncheons, tours
of key businesses/facilities
and interest groups.
Members become better
acquainted through the social
time provided prior to regular
meetings and by joining inter-
est groups. Interest groups
include bridge, tennis, kayak-
ing, poker, pinochle, technolo-
gy, Habit for Humanity and
Jacksonville Suns baseball.
New interest groups are form-
ed as members become invol-
ved in other activities. In addi-
tion, the Mens's Newcomers
Club, with assistance from the
Newcomers Club of Amelia
Island (women's club), holds a
Spring Fling social, dinner
and dance each April.
Members' interests and
educational needs are satis-
fied through the quality of
speakers made available and
planned tours. Some of the
past speakers and their sub-
jects were: Steve Nicklas -
community issues as they

relate to financial issues; Peter
Scalco - Florida State Parks
Service; Becky Jordi - general
landscaping, including defin-
ing plants, shrubs and trees
for the Northeast Florida area;
Maarten van de Guchte -
overview of Cummer
Museum; and Randall
Bohman - Drug Enforcement
Administration mission and
drug issues in Florida and
Nassau County. State Rep.
Janet Adkins will be the
speaker for the upcoming
Sept. 17 meeting. She will talk
about the current state of the
Florida economy and give an
overview of the 2009 legisla-
tive session.
Some of the past tours
taken were Naval Submarine
Base, King Bay; Sally Corp.;
White Oaks Conservation
Center; Hilliard Air Traffic
Control Center; Rayonier;
Atlantic Marine; Jaxport; and
the Budweiser plant.
The club meets regularly
for lunch and fellowship on
the third Thursday of the
month, starting in September
and ending in May. Please
check the News-Leader regu-
larly for the announcement of
the meetings including the
All men are invited to come
and join us at our monthly
meetings and consider becom-
ing a member. Additional
information can be obtained
by visiting the Men's New-
comers Club website at www-
Carl Meaux is president of
the Men's Newcomers Club.

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Speak up now

about county,

city budgets

We spend most of our words in
this column on efficiency, urg-
ing our local governments to
do a better job with taxpayer
money - your money. We rail against waste,
question expenditures, wonder about the
logic of various taxes and fees, lampoon the
idiocies sometimes perpetrated by our so-
called public servants and generally try to
make a pest of ourselves in local govern-
ment circles.
All of this is designed to bring public
pressure to bear on our local governments
so that, ultimately, the wisest decisions
are made. Or at least the dumb decisions
are made in full view of the paying cus-
Our citizenry, like that of other conserva-
tive burgs across America, has been riled of
late over issues such as federal taxation,
health care reform, a burgeoning U.S. budg-
et deficit, the faltering economy and how to
pay for the cures to all that ails us.
It is time now for concerned citizens to
press their concerns in the places where
they can make the most difference - City
Hall and the county commission chambers.
Your city and county governments are
raising taxes and fees while offering
reduced services. The proposed city budg-
et, for example, includes the cost of new
parking meters (, 1 _'. 111111 and estimated
parking revenues (. :, , . 11 even though
there has been loud public opposition to
charging for parking.
New budgets that go into effect Oct. 1
will be noticeably diminished from those
that have gone before, and these are just the
harbingers - next year's budgets may well
be worse, much worse.
We believe both city and county
governments should cut more spending
now to keep tax rates lower and fees
smaller. We are not opposed to user fees
for government services, but we lament the
attitude that government should first
look for new revenues rather than restrain
costs. And we are especially perturbed
when government budgets more often pre-
serve the dominions of bureaucrats than
meet the legitimate needs of the public they
If you agree - or if you don't - now is
your chance to make your voice heard.
The county commission will hold a public
hearing on its 2009-10 budget at 7 p.m.
Monday at the James S. Page Governmental
Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee.
The city commission will hold a public
hearing on its new budget at 5:05 p.m.
Tuesday at City Hall, 204 Ash St.
Please speak up.


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 477-7952 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Mike H. Boyle, District 2-Amelia Island,
Nassauville, 491-1908 (h), 753-1409 (cell),
email: mboyle@nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 261-1154 (h),
583-2746 (cell),
email: sjohnson@nassaucountyfl.com
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com
City of Fernandina Beach
Mayor Susan Steger:261-4372,
email: ssteger@fbfl.org
Vice Mayor: Eric Childers: 261-0116,
ericchilders.comemail: echilders@fbfl.org
Ken Walker: 261-9875, email: kwalker@fbfl.org
Tim Poynter: 415-6533 (cell) tpoynter@fbfl.org
Jeff Bunch: 415-4902 (cell) jbunch@fbfl.org

FRIDAY, September 11, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


Youth sports

Iam writing again to express my concern of the fields
over the fees that our city manager is pro- youth to pla)
posing to levy against youth sports in our they are our
city. I feel that the proposals are unwarrant- neighbors; (
ed and that the idea of such fees be dropped ours.
entirely. Now, I am not naive and I do under- That's be
stand that our city is experiencing difficult nity have a r
financial times. However, I do not think the a responsibi
answer is to try and squeeze money from develop their
youth sport programs. physically. Ii
In a recent article in the News-Leader Mr. back about
Czymbor is quoted as saying it was "staggering believe that
to see the amount that the city was subsidizing" providing fa
our organizations. First, let's take a look at that much richer
statement. The city in no way subsidizes youth Youth sp
soccer. I cannot speak for the other youth sport healthy, wel
organizations but I am sure they are operated who are the
much the same. We have no employees; all that there is
those involved in youth soccer are volunteers, of academic
The extent of support that we receive from return on in
the city is limited to mowing, general field tions of abai
upkeep and the limited electricity we use for ing our citie
our small utility building and restrooms. The However, wi
employees that he must be referring to are sal truth.
those who work for the parks and recreation There is
department. Generations
Please do not think that we do not appreci- played on th
ate all that the city and its employees do for our also played
organization. Nor are we blind to the costs asked to sho
involved in maintaining these complexes That is beca
(although I question the validity of the amounts ized the imp
suggested). If it were not for the generous use sports is on


we would have no plac
y sports. I say our yout
r youth! They are your:
even if we have no child

because we as adults in t
responsibility to our yoi
ility to mentor, guide an
m emotionally, academy
t was stated that the cit
$2,000 from "these groin
the return on the invest
cilities for youth sports
r than that.
orts help produce resp
1-adjusted young men a
future of our commun
likely some study by s
s somewhere that could
vestment from not hav
ndoned, misdirected yo
s getting into untold tr
e already know this to 1

more to this story as w
s of Fernandina resident
[ese fields, and their pa
on those fields, have ne
boulder the burden of fie
ruse the community lon
portance of these facility
e of the things that help

have to go

e for our city glued together. It is a place where regard-
h, because less of our social or economic status we and
s, mine, our our children can come together and share an
Iren they are afternoon or evening together.
I'm not sure that Mr. Czymbor even realizes
his commu- that our organizations are non-profits and that
uth. We have 100 percent of our "revenues" go back into the
id to help program. To ..._-_,. i il.1i we "share" revenue
ically and makes no sense. There are no residual rev-
y only got enues to be shared! Many folks probably don't
ups." I realize that we have some players that are
stment of sponsored by our programs because their fami-
groups is lies are not able to afford the cost of registra-
tion. If we had to dole money out for mowing,
ectful, these players would likely no longer be afford-
and women ed the opportunity to play.
ity. I am sure I know that times are tough for our city.
some group They are tough for lots of people. It's during
d spout the these times when folks are out of work and
ing genera- they can't necessarily afford to spend extra
>uth wander- money on typical forms of entertainment that
double. our city recreation facilities are so important.
be a univer- Youth sports and the excellent facilities they're
played on should be the one thing that people
vell. can count on. Even if Mom or Dad are out of
its have work kids can make their way to the football,
rents, who baseball or soccer fields.
ever been If you ask me, we do need to continue to
ld upkeep. provide these facilities but asking youth sports
ig ago real- to pay is not the answer. I may be alone in my
ies. Youth opinion but I would venture a guess that I am
p keep this probably not.

Liquor store
Is it not an eyesore for the citi-
zens and visitors of Fernandina
Beach/Amelia Island to see a liquor
building when approaching the sce-
nic, majestic views of the Shave
Bridge? Please tell us who is respon-
sible for this smear on our com-
munity? What city or county com-
missioners allowed for this?
Let us remember to vote them
all out of office. There are so many
new vacant buildings around town
that could have been used for a
liquor store. To shame that beauti-
ful landscape is a disgrace. Not to
mention the types of drivers who
will be pulling out their vehicles
onto AlA traffic!
Felicia Jerome
Fernandina Beach

Dock fee disgust
So let me be sure I have this
straight ("City increases fees," Sept.
4). A teen from Europe sails across
the Atlantic in a 20-foot sailboat and
stops first in Fernandina Beach.
That teenager ties up to our marina,
gets a shower from our marine vis-
itor's center and purchases a chart
of the Intracoastal Waterway. For
the hour that youth's boat is tied
up to one of the pilings of the mari-
na, that youth is expected to pay 40
cents per foot, or $8, more than min-
imum wage per hour. That is out-
rageous, inhospitable and disgust-
More and more I'm seeing that
our community is becoming a place
of cutthroats and thieves - greedy,
grasping, covetous old sinners like
Scrooge! What kind of slimeballs
have we elected as so-called city
As an Independent, I didn't vote
for these people, but I have to go to
church with those of you who did,
and I am ashamed of you too! I am
grieved that the almighty dollar has
become an object of worship in this
Word will get around soon
enough amongst boaters and others
to not stop in Fernandina Beach.
It's a financial trap! Shame!
J. Charles Cripps
Fernandina Beach

Leave our kids alone
How dare our president address
schoolchildren asking them to
"work hard, pay attention in school
and complete assignments." To tell
kids that "every single one of you
has something you're good at" and
"you have a responsibility to your-
self to discover what that is."
Who does he think he is, a par-
Robert Howat
Fernandina Beach

Wiseup, now
Bribes, scams, rigged bids and
favoritism are all forms of corrup-
tion faced by every nation on
earth. According to the Wall Street
Journal, we are tied for 18th position
with Japan and Belgium. It is a seri-
ous problem with all nations.
It can only be controlled by hon-
est leadership in government. We
are supposed to be a nation of the
people, by the people and for the
people, but we are more a nation of
the crooks, by the crooks and for
the crooks.
We must change this and we can
do it if we will smarten up at the
ballot box.
The crooks are spending much,
much money to elect those who will
do their dirty work for them, so,
when you go to vote and you see
this name on the ballot that you
have seen over and over again on
TV, and you feel like you know
them, don't, please don't vote for
them. Vote for someone else.
If you do this in every race, we
can beat the corruption that is cost-


ing us so much and we are getting
so little.
W.H. Burney
Fernandina Beach

Have you ever heard of planning
or earning your money? This lack of
communication figures out to
roughly $140,000 additional for tax-
payers to consume ("County buys
dirt in an emergency," Sept. 4).
It sounds like the commissioners
are really upset over such an over-
sight. And how convenient to pass
the blame onto some more shame-
ful spending on consultants who
apparently have very little regard
for tax money to utilize their serv-
ices. It is one thing to retain services
and another to make use of those
services. This is totally irresponsi-
ble of the elected officials to let hap-
Perhaps they are willing to give
up some pay to help fund this out-
rageous debt. More dirt for Nassau
County taxpayers.
I personally will remind taxpay-
ers when the next tax hike is pro-
posed who the very responsible and
loyal commissioners are. This is
very disturbing.
Paul Brungard
Amelia Island

More about fishing
I wrote awhile back about how it
can be hard for most women fishing
with their mate, and it just comes
down to men think that boats are
better than women! These are five
things that they think:
1. You can use tie-downs on your
2. Boats don't mind if you board
other boats.
3. Boats don't care if you drink
while you're on them.
4. A boat will let you drop anchor
wherever you want.
5. Boats don't expect you to call
the day after you use them.
So all you ladies don't feel alone,
they are just men.
Teri Williams
Fernandina Beach

Time is running out
Five or six months ago I sent
you a prediction concerning the
rush to a world government sys-
tem that would be in the making,
along with a fast approaching world
bank system and one world gov-
These systems will be in line
with Bible prophecy and will begin
posturing for a world church sys-
tem. It is happening so fast that it is

hard to believe, yet we see the
change almost overnight.
The world is clamoring for God
to be pushed out and Christianity
done away with. God will agree to
this and remove His church and
it's witnesses from the Earth until
He returns at the end of the seven-
year tribulation period upon this
I believe the next thing to look
for is a move to negotiate world con-
cern for war over a period of three
to four months. We can then expect
a drastic war to unfold. Diplomacy
will be thrown to the wind.
The scene will see "The Rapture
of the Church" take place prior to a
drastic war taking place.
America as you have known it
will dissolve and this one-world
church, bank and government. This
system will usher in the anti-christ.
He is alive today and will appear on
the scene soon.
Prior to this, Jesus will come for
His church.
The tribulation time will begin
and last for seven years prior to
Jesus' return to set up His kingdom
here on this Earth, and He will
bring His saints with Him.
He will rule and reign for a thou-
sand years on a perfect Earth.
Do you want to know what hap-
pens after that?
Do you know Lord Jesus as your
You have been praying for His
return every time you have recited
the Lord's Prayer, "thy kingdom
come, thy will be done, on Earth
as it is in heaven."
My friends, time is running out.
Jesus is at the door of your heart.
He knocks and wants to come in.
Will you open your heart and invite
Him in?
If you are in Christ, you shall
rule and reign with Him for a thou-
sand years until God the Father
comes to have the White Throne
He that hath an ear, let Him hear.
George Osbourne
Amelia Island

Spitting in the wind
A wise friend once told me "try-
ing to fight ignorance is like spitting
in the wind," so I'll be spitting in
the wind writing this letter in
response to the letter "Obama is
really scary" (Sept. 4), part two of
the original saga "Obama is scary."
I'm hoping next month we will be
treated to more comedy in the third
installment "Obama is really, really
scary; and the sky is falling too",
by our friend the writer Mr. Chicken
I too am a veteran who also had
top-secret clearance, as you say you
did, but unlike you I have respect
for our Commander in Chief,
President Barack Obama. I served
my county and respect my leaders,
although I may not agree with some
of them, especially the warmon-
gering of the previous administra-
tion. But from the hateful words
you use, I suspect you have new
leaders: Rush and Glenn.
So you listen to a little hate radio
and the filthy words spewed by your
leader Rush, and you watch a little
hate TV with your leader Glenn
Beck, and you are so programmed
that you immediately have to write
a letter in which you spout out the
same thing you just heard Beck say
on your television, words like
"czars" and "communists" and
"Castro" and "Hitler," and you don't
even bother to think an original
thought in your head. Must write
letter to paper, that's what Rush and
Glenn want me to do, must say
scary words like communist and
And thus we get a continuation
of your first comedic effort from
back in August, and you once again
insult the president of the United
States trying to scare people, just
like Glenn and Rush want you to
do. You have been programmed,
sir, by your leaders Rush and Glenn.
Who's the communist now, Mr.
Czar of Nassauville?
Ron Hall


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St. Peter's announces community concert series

For the News Leader

Community Concerts at St.
Peter's will be presented
throughout the year featur-
ing a variety of artists and
styles. It is the goal of the program,
under the direction of Emma
Bledsoe, to present at least four to
eight programs every year, each
being carefully selected to provide

interesting, enjoyable, and varied
In order to sustain the series, a
freewill offering will be taken at
some concerts, and tickets sold for
The next concert will be present-
ed at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 by Dr. Diane
Schneider, who was an attorney for
physically and mentally challenged
persons for 10 years. She relocated

to Canada to pursue a Ph.D. in theol-
ogy and a career as a professor in
theology. While serving as a pastoral
theologian and chaplain in Toronto,
she began using the harp with hospi-
talized patients, and is now a full-
time harpist, teacher, researcher and
concert-lecturer in vibration medi-
cine and therapeutic harp.
Tickets for the concert are avail-
able at the church office for $15. Call

261-4293 to reserve. If not sold out,
tickets will be sold at the door.
The next Community Concert is
scheduled for Oct. 18 featuring Beth
Newdome on violin, a favorite per-
former at the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival, and Peter
Wright, a member of the
Jacksonville Symphony, on clarinet.
Another date to put on your cal-
endar is Sunday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

when guitarist Tim Thompson and
his fiddle-playing son, Myles, will be
performing again as they did in
2007. Their Christmas plus program
is a sure-to-please event that is not to
be missed.
It is St. Peter's hope that the com-
munity will join it on a regular basis
as it presents a variety of music pro-
grams throughout the year.

Mayor Susan
Steger reads a
proclamation naming
Sept. 13-19 as
"Assisted Living
Week 2009 -
Traditions of the
Heart" that was pre-
sented to Ruth
Holland, a resident
of Savannah Grand
Assisted Living,
Tammi Holland,
executive director,
and Renee Stoffel,
marketing and sales
coordinator, during a
city commission
meeting Sept. 1.



Farmers market
Now that summer is over,
several vendors of the
Fernandina Farmers Market
will be returning.
Golden Acres Ranch, the
family-run ranch with pas-
ture-raised lamb and goat,
will return to its third
Saturday of the month begin-
ning Sept. 19. This is USDA
certified meat with an array
of cuts of both lamb and goat
available. Be sure to ask for a
Dee Talty of Olde Hearth
Bakery will also return Sept.
19 with artesian breads
including country French
loaf, semolina bread, whole-
grain farm-style bread, stone
ground wheat bread, rye,
potato and chive, ciabatta and
more. Pastries include
Danish, plain, chocolate and
almond croissants, and a
selection of muffins and
Gabriela's Tamales will
return the first and third
Saturday of the month
beginning Oct. 3. This
Saturday, Sweet Grass Dairy
will be at the market.
The Fernandina Farmers
Market, open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre streets, features
farm fresh produce as
well as a variety of organic
products, specialty foods and
plants. Call 491-4872 or visit
Egans Creekwalk
Join Our Greenway Sept.
12 at 8 a.m. for a birding walk
on the Greenway. Expect to
see a variety of wading and
song birds as well as birds of
prey. Go to www.ourgreen-
way.org to download a
Greenway specific bird list.
Bring binoculars, water,
sun protection, bug juice,
walking shoes and optionally
field guides and spotting
Meet in the parking lot

Lily Barg, granddaughter
of Diane Barg, enjoys one
of the smoothies available
at the Fernandina
Farmers Market.

behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave. Call 277-7350 or
visit www.ourgreenway.org.
Plant clinic
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
Solutions offered for cor-
rection. This service is free.
Call 548-1116.
Wildflowers class
On Sept. 16, Master
Gardener Claudie Speed will
conduct a Landscape Matters
class on wildflowers. The ses-
sion will take place at the
UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden at the
James S. Page Governmental
Complex in Yulee.
In case of inclement
weather, the session will be
held in the EOC conference
room at the complex. The
class is free. Visit http://nas-

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ters.html or call 548-1116.
Habitat workshops
Nassau Habitat for
Humanity will hold work-
shops for prospective buyers
and accept applications to
buy Habitat homes built on
Amelia Island.
Applicants must attend a
Nassau Habitat Family
Selection Workshop to learn
about Habitat's program.
Workshops will be held in
the reception area of the
Peck Center, 516 South
10th St., Fernandina Beach,
on Sept. 26 at 2 p.m.,
Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 3 at
2 p.m.
For information call 277-
0600 or visit NassauHabitat

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
rljordi@ufl.edu, 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 for recertification
from 8:45 a.m.-1:30 pm. Full
day cost is $50 and includes 2
textbooks, notebook, hand-
outs and lunch; the half-day
session costs $25 and
includes handouts, refresh-
ments and lunch.
Make checks to Nassau
County Extension and mail
to: Nassau County Extension,
543350 US 1, Callahan, FL
The Nassau Sierra Club
chapter will host a sunset full
moon rise kayak/canoe trip
Oct. 3 from 3-8:30 p.m. at the
Okefenokee swamp.


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nil,-. i: .peaks
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This trip is open to the
public. Cost is $35 and
includes kayak/canoe rental.
Eric Titcomb, a qualified
Sierra Club Outings leader,
will lead the trip.
Contact Titcomb at 277-
Largest oak contest
Manzie & Drake Land
Surveying is holding a
"Largest Live Oak Tree" in
Nassau County contest
through Oct. 31.
Entries are encouraged
from all over Nassau County.
The winner will receive a
plaque with a photo, latitude
and longitude, size and loca-
Call Manzie & Drake
Land Surveying at 491-5700,
888-832-7730 or e-mail mike-
On Nov. 21 kick off your
holiday season by touring
seven island bed and break-
fast inns, enjoying each inn's
signature cookie, warm hos-
pitality and holiday decora-
The Amelia Island Bed
and Breakfast Association
will donate a portion of ticket
and cookbook sales to
Friends of the Library to help
promote literacy and the pro-
grams of the Fernandina
Beach library.
Tickets are available now
at the Fernandina library,
Chamber of Commerce,
Convention and Visitors
Bureau Depot on Centre
Street, the Friends of the
Library book sale Oct. 8-9,
and at each inn: Addison On
Amelia, Ash Street Inn,
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge,
Fairbanks House, Florida
House Inn, Hoyt House and
Williams House.
Tickets are $15; or $20
after Nov. 1. Tickets are avail-
able online at www.ameliais-
landinns.com. Visit the web-
site or contact the inns for

* The Bible tells us,"a good tree does not bear bad
fruit,nor does a bad tee bear good fruit. For every
tree is known by its own fruitf. Also, "A good man out
of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good;
and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart
brings forth evil." (Luke 6:43-45) Obviously, these
verses are asking us to consider what type of fruit
we bear when we are dealing with others. Just as
Every tree is known by its own fruit, likewise we are
Known by our actions and our character. When we
are interacting with others, we should be harvesting
good will and friendship by respecting the feelings of

others. And, we should constantly try to represent a
reflecton of God's love in a civilized and kindly
manner. Always trying to treat others as we would
like to be treated is a good guide that will help us to
be a better person. Surely, being congenial and kind
to others is not always easy, and at times can even
be quite challenging. For example, sometimes
people with whom we are dealing may be having a
bad day, or they may have

.11 jIii l , ,'i.iiJ IKbS problems that we are unaware
, '1I .'/h. i , of; however, we should not
, , 37:30 allow another person's poor
actions to negatively affect
our behavior.

Bible study classes

Grace Community Church
invites those under 40 years
old to a special Bible study for
those in their 20s and 30s.
The small group meets week-
ly in Yulee. Contact Pastor
Dave Bradsher at 491-0363 or
www.gracenassau.com. Sign
up online at www.facebook.
com/event.php?eid= 11961459
Community study
Community Bible Study is
an interdenominational organ-
ization for all backgrounds
and levels of Bible knowl-
edge. Weekly classes begin in
September. For information
contact the appropriate class
coordinator: Wednesday
morning 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 (mid-
dle school): Bobbie Burch,
Women's study
The Amelia Island
Women's Evening Commu-
nity Bible Study invites you to
join an in-depth, non-denomi-
national study of the Book of
Acts Mondays from 7-8:30

p.m. at Amelia Baptist
Church, 961167 Buccaneer.
The study begins Sept. 14.
Call Michal Polese at 548-
9971 or Linda Bell at 261-
0569. Visit www. community-
biblestudy.org and
Teen CBS is an interde-
nominational Bible study for
local high school students.
Study the awesome book of
Isaiah, enjoy delicious dinner
and great fellowship on
Monday nights starting Sept.
21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The
Anchor (First Presbyterian
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. Workbook is
$15. Call 277-4414 or e-mail
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. Call


Walstead-Brice corn for further information
on the reception.
Brittnee Walstead and The bride-elect is the
David Brice Jr., both of Yulee, daughter of David and Larine
will be married at 4 p.m. Sept. Walstead of East Leroy,
26, 2009, at Main Beach in Mich., and Danny and Tina
Fernandina Beach with John Camacaro of Villa Rica, Ga.
Cook officiating. The groom-elect is the son
The reception will be held of Mike Brice of Wallace,
in Yulee. E-mail Brittnee at N.C., and George and Kareen
blackwidowraven 17@yahoo. Perry of Yulee.


* Mike and Amy Wagner Paternal grandparents are
of Fernandina Beach an- Tom and Sue Wagner of
nounce the birth of a daugh- Heyworth, Ill. Maternal
ter, Gabrielle Lauren Wagner, grandparents are Gary and
born at 1:20 p.m. Aug. 28, Emily Grable of Fernandina
2009, at Baptist Medical Beach. Great-grandmother is
Center-Nassau. The baby Donna Schoenle of Ft. Wayne,
weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces Ind. Great-great-grandmother
and measured 21.5 inches in is Jean Connelley of Mount
length. Pulaski, Ill.


* Angela M. Nobles, a
2007 graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School and a jun-

Florida, has
been accepted
into the
University of
College of
For accept-
ance, a stu-
dent must Nobles
have complet-
ed and earned
a minimum grade point aver-
age of 3.3 in prerequisite
classes with an overall mini-
mum GPA of 3.5
University of Florida
accepted 128 students for the
graduating class of 2011.


Upon completion of this pro-
gram, Nobles will receive a
bachelor of science degree in
nursing. At UF, 97 percent of
graduates pass the NCLEX,
registered nurse licensure
exam, 75 percent of all stu-
dents who complete the nurs-
ing program continue their
studies to receive their Ph.D.
Nobles is the daughter of
Charles E. and Pamela
Nobles of Fernandina Beach.

* Kaitlan Mountain
Clower of Fernandina Beach
has been accepted into The
Florida School of Traditional
Midwifery. She is one of the
18 women who have been
chosen from across the
nation to make up the gradu-
ating class of 2012.



The New U Hair Salon
is changing their
name...October 1st


Specializing in hair & nails
(across from Taco Bell next to Fiffs)



FRIDAY, September 11, 2009/News-Leader


Karate, mirrors and staring at yourself can be dangerous

My toe was broken and
lying completely side-
ways. Apart from the
time I shattered both of
my ankles, I had never felt such
pain. My sister Karen, who saw the
whole thing, but didn't realize I had
broken my toe, was rolling with
laughter as I hopped around on one
foot and finally landed on the couch.
I'm sure from where she was stand-
ing, the whole thing was quite funny.
I don't know why, but as a kid I
was always fascinated with martial
arts. From judo techniques, to vari-
ous forms of karate, I had checked
out every book the library had.
Actually, according to the diagrams
in those books, I was doing every-
thing right the day I broke my toe.

Rob Goyette

The problem was
my surroundings;
or, should I say, my
lack of paying atten-
tion to them.
If you could
have seen the size
of the 1960's combi-
nation TV, radio,
record player that
my toe connected
with, you would
understand. Its
solid wood frame,
designed to look
like a piece of furni-
ture, filled the wall

beside the mirror where I was prac-
ticing my moves. Little did I know
that as I watched myself in the mir-

ror, I had lost touch with all the other
stuff in the room. To this day, I live
with the results.
What is it about being so focused
on ourselves that always gets us in
trouble? From Adam and Eve in the
garden, to all our modern world's
problems, to me, it's all the same.
Any time we lose perspective of the
bigger picture, and our place in
it, we are set up for some real diffi-
The principle applies to so many
areas. Whether we are talking about
marital relationships, how our coun-
try relates to other countries, or how
churches in a community interact
with each other, I think we need to
be careful. The bottom line is this,
staring at yourself too much can be

dangerous. We need to take into
account all the other stuff in the
Like me with my toe, if I had been
a little less absorbed with how good I
thought I was doing, and a little
more aware of the weighty things
standing just inches away, I could
have avoided a lot of pain.
So what's the point? Is it
wrong to pay attention to your own
stuff? Of course not. Is it wrong to
study and practice what you have
learned? No, if it's ethically and
morally sound. The caution is this:
Don't fall into the trap that says, "It's
all about you." The attention you'll
get may not be the kind you were
hoping for.
Philippians 2:4-9 has this to say:

"Look not every man on his own
things, but every man also on the
things of others. Let this mind
be in you, which was also in Christ
Jesus: Who being in the form of
God, thought it not robbery to be
equal with God: but made Himself of
no reputation, and took upon
Him the form of a servant, and was
made in the likeness of men: and
being found in fashion as a man, he
humbled Himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the
death of the cross. Wherefore God
also has highly exalted Him, and
given Him a name which is above
every name."
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


Worship and lunch
Join Salvation Army Hope House
each Tuesday at noon for its Weekly
Worship Service and Fellowship
Lunch. Anne Key, a gifted Bible
study teacher and powerful woman
of God, will share the Gospel mes-
sage from a Hebraic perspective
Sept. 15. Call 321-0435 or stop by the
Hope House, 410 South Date St.
Membership seminars
Grace Community Church is
offering a second and third quarterly
membership seminar for those inter-
ested in joining the church. The sec-
ond seminar is Sept. 8 (session one)
and Sept. 15 (session two). The third
seminar is Sept. 19 (session one) and
Sept. 26 (session two). Each session
begins at 6 p.m. in the Meadowfield
subdivision in Yulee. Contact Pastor
Dave Bradsher at pastor@gracenas-
sau.com, 491-0363 or http://grace-
Jewish services
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island is holding High Holy Day
services 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 service. Cost 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.
Call Carolyn Greene at 310-6298
or e-mail carolyn647@hot mail.comrn
concerning foods to bring.

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Jazz up your Sunday morning and
your spirit at a creative worship serv-
ice 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.
Members will explore the rhythm of
their faith with the theme Improvi-
sation: 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. Visit
ch.org or contact the Rev. Mary
Kendrick Moore at 238-1822.
'Pilgrim's Progress'
Amelia Plantation Chapel Pastor
Ted Schroder will lead a study of
John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Pro-
gress beginning Sept. 13 at 10:30 a.m.
for several weeks.
The story of a Christian whose
pilgrimage takes him through the
Slough of Despond, Vanity Fair and
the Delectable Mountains is full of
danger and adventure. Together with
his trusty companions, Faithful and
Hopeful, he encounters many ene-
mies before arriving at the Celestial
City. Bunyan's own experience of
religious persecution informs his
story, but its qualities of psychology,
realism and the beauty and simplicity
of his prose give the book universal
To sign up and purchase a book
($9), call 277-4114.
Community concerts
Community Concerts at St.
Peter's will be presented throughout
the year featuring a variety of artists
and styles. The goal of the program,

under the direction of Emma
Bledsoe, is to present at least four to
eight programs every year. In order
to sustain the series, a freewill offer-
ing will be taken at some concerts,
and tickets sold for others.
The next concert is at 7 p.m. Sept.
18 by Dr. Diane Schneider, who was
an attorney for physically and men-
tally challenged persons for 10 years.
She relocated to Canada to pursue a
Ph.D. in theology and a career as a
professor in theology. While serving
as a pastoral theologian and chaplain
in Toronto, she began using the harp
with hospitalized patients, and is now
a full-time harpist, teacher, resear-
cher, and concert-lecturer in vibra-
tion medicine and therapeutic harp.
Tickets are $15 and available at
the church office. Call 261-4293 to
reserve. If not sold out, tickets will
be sold at the door.
Divorce care
DivorceCare is a 13-week support
group and seminar for people who
are experiencing separation and
divorce. Each session features video-
tapes with nationally recognized
experts on divorce and recovery top-
ics and an opportunity for group dis-
cussion. This is a nondenominational
group. A new group starts Sept. 20 at
6:30 p.m. at Amelia Baptist Church,
961167 Buccaneer Trail. Call Dave
Parker at the church, 261-9527.
Free dental care
Sept. 21-23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the
Northeast Florida Baptist
Association will make appointments
on a first come, first served basis at
The First Baptist Church of
Callahan, 45090 Green Ave. The
Mobile Dental Unit of the Florida
Baptist Convention will be at the
church Sept. 28-Oct. 3 to perform
basic dental work (fillings and

Call the Northeast Florida Baptist
Association at 225-5941 or the
church at (904) 879-2172. No
appointments can be made on the
phone; you must appear in person.
There is no charge for this service.
Impact Your World Church and
Pastor Kalvin Russell Thompson
invites everyone to attend a free edu-
cational workshop Sept. 26 at 10 a.m.
in the Full Service School, 86207
Felmor Road, Yulee, focusing on
wills, deeds, estates and trusts.
Attorney Clyde Davis is the speaker.
A love offering will be received.
Study circles
Facing Racism in a Diverse
Nation Study Circles will beheld Oct.
1-Nov. 14 at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. A diverse group of people,
lead by impartial facilitators, will
meet each week to discuss issues of
importance to all. This is open to
anyone and free of charge. Contact
Sharon Stanley at 583-6272 or e-mail
'Reclaiming Paul'
Amelia Plantation Chapel will
begin a 12-week DVD-based study
on the life of the Apostle Paul Oct. 4,
at 8 a.m. Following Paul's footsteps
throughout the Roman Empire, this
study explores fresh insights into
Paul's message of the Kingdom of
God, its challenges to Roman imperi-
al theology, and the apostle's radical
relevance for today. No book to buy,
no lessons to complete -just enjoy
the video and the discussions.
Contact Gayle Gower, 277-3748, or
Reading group
Amelia Plantation Chapel's
"Faithful Readers" is an informal
reading group focusing on works of

contemporary fiction and biography
aimed at seeing literature through
the eyes of a Christian worldview.
The next selection is Living With
Wisdom: A Life of Thomas Merton, by
Jim Forest. The discussion will be
Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Meeting Room
at Amelia Plantation Chapel. A docu-
mentary film on the life of Thomas
Merton will be shown. Contact Gayle
Gower, 277-3748, gbgower@
Women's retreat
"Sabbath Gifts," a women's
retreat with author and retreat leader
Mary Bea Sullivan, will be held Nov.
7 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
Treat yourself to a day of renewal
with Sullivan and explore how the
gifts of the Sabbath offer: Permission
to rest and renew; reconnection with
the sacred strength and refuge;
restoration for the soul; creative, joy-
filled time; and energy to approach
life with a fresh perspective. Sullivan
is author of Dancing Naked Under the
Moon: Uncovering the Wisdom
Fee is $75 and includes materials,
lunch and snacks. Scholarship avail-
able. E-mail mary@marybeasulli-
van.com or call (205) 329-4862.
MOM,ME meets every
Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. in
Noah's Place, First Presbyterian's
nursery and preschool classrooms.
Everyone is welcome to participate
in the mom and baby/toddler play-
group that has evolved into an inter-
esting group of moms and children
growing and nurturing, networking
and socializing, sharing and caring
with all who come. This group meets
year round. This ministry is open to
the public. No reservations are need-
ed, just drop in.

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Sunday Services
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Morning Prayer 4th Sunday of each month 10.00 am
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FRIDAY, September 11, 2009/NEWS-LEADER

SAC meeting
The regular School Advisory Council meet-
ing at Southside Elementary 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. For information call 491-7938.
Children's art
The Island Art Association children's art
programs for September include Mommy &
Me (pre-k) on Sept. 14 from 10-11 a.m., taught
by Amber McHugh, and Children'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 accompanied by a parent
or caregiver. Call 261-7020 to register.
Time forTots
The Nassau County Public Library 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.
NACDAC meeting
Members of the community interested in
the prevention and elimination of underage
drinking and other drug use within Nassau
County are invited to attend the Nassau
Alcohol, Crime and Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) meeting Sept. 15 at 4 p.m.
NACDAC is a non-profit coalition created to
support and encourage drug-free lifestyles for
the youth of Nassau County. It meets the third
Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. at the
County Building, 86026 Pages Dairy Road,
Yulee. For information visit www.nacdac.org or
call Jean Bardes at 753-2551.
Dance classes
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 stu-
dents in grades 1-12. Classes will meet every
Thursday with a year-end recital at the holiday
classic ballroom dance competition Dec. 19 at
the Hyatt hotel in downtown Jacksonville.
Registration fee is $10; classes are free.
Contact Felix Solis at (904) 707-6762.
Scout round-ups
Boys ages 6-10 or in first through fifth grade

can sign up for Scouting in Nassau County. If
you cannot make the initial sign-up you still can
join at any time through the North Florida
Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Visit
www.nfcscouting.org or call 1-800-232-0845.
Local round-up dates include Southside
Elementary Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. and Hilliard
Elementary Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.
Teen B.LAST.
A Teen B.L.A.S.T meeting will be held Sept.
17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach
branch library. Do you like to plan events?
Hang out with other teens? Get involved in
your community? Come check it out. Teen
B.L.A.S.T meets the first and third Thursday of
each month.
The library also is seeking teens interested
in volunteering to help plan the annual
Haunted House event, slated for Oct. 23-31.
For more information contact Youth
Librarian Michelle Forde at 548-4858 or e-mail
mforde@nassaucountyfl.com. The Fernandina
branch is located at 25 N. Fourth St.
Y KidsTriathlon
On Sept. 20 McArthur Family YMCA will
host its first Y Kids Triathlon, an event to pro-
mote a healthy and fun lifestyle where every-
one leaves a winner - maybe even a hero.
Cost is $15 per participant and includes a
shirt and a medal. Activities start at 7 a.m. Kids
ages 5-12 will swim, bike and run. Distances
will be determined by age. A pancake break-
fast/pool party will follow and is $5 per family.
Proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong Kids cam-
paign. For information call 261-1080 or e-mail
Karina Grego at kgrego@firstcoastymca.org.
Supplies giveaway
Nassau County teachers and paraprofes-
sionals 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 information 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 stub, etc.)
Mentor training
Training for those interested 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 College Betty P Cook
Nassau Center, 76346 William Burgess Blvd. in
Yulee. The training class is sponsored by Take
Stock in Children and is free. Call Jody Mackle
at 548-4464 to reserve a seat.


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Seventy-five stu-
dents ages 9-18 and
from all parts of
Nassau County came
to Fernandina Beach
Middle School to
audition for "Annie."
An impressive and
talented group of
local school children
sang and read for the
coveted roles from
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Twenty-seven young
ladies tried out for
Annie alone.
Organizers were able
to cast all of the stu-
dents that could
commit to all of the
The cast began
rehearsing Aug. 31
and is looking for-
ward to five rigorous
and fun-filled weeks
of singing, dancing,
acting and set con-
"Annie" evening
performances will be
held Oct. 8-10 and a
Sunday matinee will
be held Oct. 11.
Plan to support
local child actors
and Communities in
Schools. Tickets go
on sale Monday at
the Fernandina
Beach Middle School
office. All seats are
$10. All proceeds go
to Communities in
Schools of Nassau

Coast Guard Academy recruiting
The United States Coast this year to competitively summer's AIM (Academy
Guard, at a strength of some selected qualified high school Introduction Mission) pro-
45,000 active duty personnel, is seniors for the Class of 2014. grams - three one-week ori-
the smallest by far of the Those scholarships are full in entation programs to be held in
nation's uniformed military every sense of the word - July 2010 at the Academy's
services, and is unique among tuition, books, uniforms, room New London, Conn., campus.
them also by the nature of its and board, medical care, and a While not a prerequisite, suc-
humanitarian missions. growing monthly stipend (a cessful AIM experience can
The Coast Guard Academy one-time start-up fee of $3,000 enhance a high school senior
at New London, Conn., with a the sole exception). applicant's competitiveness for
total student body of some 950 Applications will be accept- an Academy scholarship.
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FRIDAY, September 11, 2009 NEWS News-Leader

Pulpit swap trades Presbyterians abroad

News Leader

A local church found itself with a new pas-
tor this summer. The arrangement was only
temporary, however. As much as the Rev. Scott
Burton enjoyed leading the flock at
Fernandina Beach's First Presbyterian
Church, he eventually had to get home - to
Burton and First Presbyterian's regular
pastor, the Rev. Holton Siegling, participated in
a "pulpit exchange." While Burton led the con-
gregation here, Siegling delivered sermons at
St. Matthew's Parish Church in Perth,
This wasn't the first time the two have
swapped pulpits. "(Burton) and I participated
in a similar exchange with one another in the
summer of 2005, while I was serving the
Presbyterian Church in Marion, S.C., and
Scott was serving the Kelty Kirk, located in
Kelty Fife, Scotland," Siegling wrote in
response to e-mailed questions. "Planning for
that exchange began in the fall of 2004 when I
logged on to the Church of Scotland's web
page, followed the links to their ministry
directory and sent an introductory e-mail to all
the pastors whose last names began with the
letter 'A'.

After waiting for some
time and receiving no
responses, I sent the same e-
.. .. � mail to the minister members
whose last names began
-'' with the letters 'B' and 'C'. I
/ realize that this was not the
most scientific process; how-
ever, the second round of e-
Siegling mails yielded several respons-
es, not least of
which came from the Rev.
Scott Burton.
"Scott and I corresponded via e-mail for
some time after that and together discerned
that we were ecclesiastically and personally
compatible and that our gifts for ministry com-
plimented one another nicely," Siegling added.
"We proceeded to work out the logistics of the
exchange, sought approval from our local gov-
erning bodies, began educating our respective
churches about the nature of a pulpit
exchange, and ultimately enjoyed a thoroughly
wonderful exchange."
Burton said this exchange is turning out
well, too.
"This has been an excellent trip," Burton
said. "Amelia Island is just a wonderful place
to be. The congregation has been just over-
whelming in their welcome. And one thing I'm

I've been desperately trying to
form a liking for iced tea, and
I'm just failing in that.'

looking forward to is conducting my first wed-
ding in the U.S. That's what it's all about -
learning about different aspects of ministry in
different places."
Although this wasn't Burton's first trip to
the United States, he said there were still
adjustments to be made.
"What always surprises me and catches
me off guard is the style of worship in the USA
as opposed to the Church of Scotland," he
said. "It seems to be much more traditional
Although he enjoyed the traditional min-
istry, Burton said there is one Southern tradi-
tion he hasn't had much success with.
"I've been desperately trying to form a lik-
ing for iced tea, and I'm just failing in that," he

On the whole, though, Burton said the pul-
pit exchange has helped him grow as a minis-
"It's a benefit for myself in terms of learn-
ing how other Presbyterian churches operate
in other parts of the world," he said. "It's a
benefit for my family. It's a benefit for the
other pastor. And my prayer and hope is that
it's a benefit for this congregation."
Siegling agreed. "A pulpit exchange can be
aptly described as an exchange of grace," he
wrote. "Scott brings to our church family a
love for Christ's church, the gift of dynamic
preaching, and, of course, a precious family,
which consists of his wife, Jill, and their
daughters Elidh and Sara. I have no doubt that
Scott and I will continue to grow personally
and professionally from this experience, and I
pray that the congregations we serve, albeit
briefly, would glean from us something of our
faith as well as our understanding of how the
church in another part of the world exists as
the church."
"I feel as if I'm going back having learned a
great deal about the spirit of generosity,"
Burton said. "So many people from the con-
gregation have had us out to lunch, had us out
to dinner. The congregation has just been
incredibly generous."

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No 'equalizer' needed for Turtle Trot winner Beechy

For the News-Leader

Since the fastest men gen-
erally finish ahead of the fastest
women in road races, some
events now give women a head
start - called an "equalizer"
- to provide a more exciting
finish. In this year's Turtle Trot
5K, Tiffany Beechy didn't need
an equalizer.
Beechy, 32, of Yulee out-
paced the guys Saturday morn-
ing in the 3.1-mile run, finishing
in 18:16.
Another North Florida elite
runner also provided excite-
ment in the 10K as Jeremy Zu-
ber, 28, of Jacksonville logged
a course-record time of 34:15.
Britta Fortson, 36, of
Jacksonville repeated as 10K
women's winner in 40:55,
breaking the women's course
record she set last year.
The ninth running of the
Turtle Trot was the largest yet
with 237 recorded finishers in
the 5K and 197 in the 6.2-miler.
The event is presented each
Labor Day weekend by the
Nassau County running club,
Amelia Island Runners.
Race results are posted on
the club's website, wwwAmelia
"This is my comeback to
training and racing," said
Beechy, who moved here from
one of the nation's top running
locales, Eugene, Ore.
After winning several races
in that area, including the 2007
Eugene Mile Challenge in
4:57.88, she took two years off
the racing circuit to settle into
her new home and job. She's an
English professor at the
University of North Florida,
specializing in medieval litera-
Yulee provides a home that's
not far from the water, as her
husband wanted, and also plen-
ty of space for her training part-
ners - the couple's border
"With two herding dogs at
home, I have no problem with
motivation," she laughed.
Recently Beechy jumped
back into the racing scene, plac-
ing among the top three wo-
men's finishers in two Jackson-
ville area runs. "After a two-year
hiatus, I think I have some un-
finished business. I'd like to see
what I can do in the 5K," she
The Turtle Trot starting
time was moved ahead this year
by a half hour to 7:30 a.m. to
help give runners a break from
the summer heat. "It was warm,
but not oppressively so,"
Beechy said. "I liked that it was
uphill on the way out and down-
hill on the way back. On the
way back you need the help."
Winning the men's 5K over-
all was 35-year-old high school
teacher Christopher Armoreda
of Macclenny in 18:55. He had
praise for the Yulee Middle
School symphonic band, which
performed the National An-
them and motivational music.
'That was very inspiring, to
see them come out and do an
awesome rendition of the
National Anthem and the
Rocky theme song. Very moti-
vating," he said "It was almost
like being at a football game."
Zuber, the men's 10K win-
ner, is also a fairly recent arrival
to North Florida. In the U.S.
Virgin Islands, he won the St.
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in a row. He also finished fifth
in the Vancouver Marathon last
May in 2:36:55.
"I had a little trouble with
my hip after that. My goal is to
keep improving," he said.
Starting his new job as guest
services manager at One
Ocean in Atlantic Beach, "train-
ing had to take a back seat, but
I'm settled now, I love my job, I
love Jacksonville. One of the
things that encouraged me to
move here is, they have a great
race schedule. Running stores,
the Gate River Run, marathons

from top left:
Turtle Trot
winner Tiffany
Jeremy Zuber
set a course
record in the
was the men's
5K winner;
John Wisker;
Terri Tankel;
start of one of
the children's
runs; and
Whit Hyde.

- it seems like a great running
town. "
10K women's winner Fort-
son said she enjoys the Turtle
Trot's 10K course, running
through shady Fort Clinch
State Park for the second half of
the race. "It's a beautiful race
course," she said. "It was hot. A
lot of people were saying 'It's
early,' but it ended up working
Fortson's racing resume
includes a win in the 2009
Guana River 50KTrail Run, set-
ting the female course record in

4:53:50. She said she's currently
training for a marathon and
used the Turtle Trot's 10K dis-
tance as a tempo training run.
In the masters' category, for
runners age 40 and older, the
overall 5K winners were Bill
Dunn, 51, of Orange Park in
19:00 and Barbara Gowdy, 40,
of Jacksonville in 21:51. 10K
winners were John Wisker, 43,
of Palatka in 38:53 and Deborah
Dunham, 42, of Fernandina
Beach in 48:44.
Winners in the grandmas-
ters' category, age 50 and older,

in the 5K were Bill Beaumont,
52, of Yulee in 19:39 and Cathy
Campbell, 54, of Baxley, Ga., in
26:11. 10K leaders were Whit
Hyde, 52, of Jacksonville in
43:54 and Terri Tankel, 51, of
Dunedin in 52:08.
Saturday's event also fea-
tured a 1.5-mile non-competi-
tive walk and untimed fun runs
for children. First across the
line in the half-mile run were
two six-year-olds, Jacob Falte-
mier - who also won his age
group in the 5K race - and
Aspen Boler.

Finishing first in the girls'
one-mile were Mary Crean -
also a 5K age group winner -
and Lexi Dunn. First in the
boys' mile were Nicholas
Podvia, Austin Majewski and
Sean Mooney.
Proceeds from the event will
benefit Amelia Island Sea
Turtle Watch, sea turtle patrols
inside Fort Clinch State Park
and Amelia Island Runners
youth running programs. The
club's next event will be the
Reindeer Run 5K/10K, walk
and kids' runs on Dec. 12.

Pole vaulting considered most dangerous'sport

A college pole vaulter died
earlier this week after
missing the landing pad
during practice at the
University of California-San Diego.
Leon Roach, 19, landed head first
on concrete during a training jump
Saturday. Roach immediately
became unresponsive and was later
pronounced brain dead at the hospi-
tal. A similar tragedy occurred just
over a year ago near Seattle, Wash.,
when a high school athlete was crit-
ically injured. Ryan Moberg, 18,
died after sustaining head and neck
injuries when he missed the mat
and landed on the ground during an
indoor practice at DeSales Catholic
High School.
It is just these types of injuries
that previously led the National
Center for Catastrophic Sports
Injury Research at the University of
North Carolina to label the pole
vault the most dangerous sporting
event. Reviewing statistics from
1983 to 2000, there were thousands
of injuries, but most shocking was
the fact there was an average of one


pole vault-related
death a year.
These types of
stories are all too
common. In 2005,
head injuries sus-
tained from a
failed vault took
the life of 16-year-
old Floridian Jesus
Quesada. Penn
State vaulter Kevin
Dare, 19, died after
a fall during the
Big Ten
Samoa Fili II, 17,
died of head

injuries from a fall suffered while
his father videotaped him compet-
ing for Wichita (Kan.) Southeast
High School.
With these revelations, many are
calling for rule changes mandating
that helmets be worn during prac-
tice and competition. Some vaulters
voluntarily wear them. Interestingly,
Kevin Dare's father, Ed, had urged

him to wear a helmet, but he told
his father that it simply "wasn't
cool." After landing on his head,
Dare was taken by EMT personnel
to the Hennepin County Medical
Center, where he was pronounced
dead. Doctors there did suggest
that a helmet would have saved his
Since his son's death, Ed Dare
has been campaigning for helmets
to become mandatory for all
scholastic vaulters. Legislation is
pending in some states to do exactly
that, but there is resistance from
some who say a specific vaulting
helmet doesn't exist or there is no
proof helmets won't cause new
The pole vault is most dangerous
due to the heights that are reached
and the level of skill and difficulty
that is involved to pull it off. Heights
cleared commonly reach 15 feet for
high school boys and the world's
top women, while 19 feet is reached
for the world's elite men. Often
when a vault goes awry, the vaulter
falls backward, completely out of

control, and is unable to protect
himself. In addition to head injuries,
it is also very common to see frac-
tures of the arms and legs as the
vaulter hits the ground.
After Dare's death, one of the
country's leading vaulters,
Michigan State's Paul Terek said,
"It's always in the back of your mind
that you can get hurt pole vaulting.
But you bury it, even though 100
out of 100 pole vaulters have had
some kind of accident in their
careers. You just try to bury it ... but
it's been unearthed now."
This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicine and
safety. It is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by your
regular doctor. It is only designed to
offer guidelines on the prevention,
recognition and care of injuries and
illness. Specific concerns should be
discussed with your physician. Mail
your questions to Gregory Smith,
M.D., Sports Medicine, 1250 S. 18th
St., Suite 204, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034. Call 261-8787 or visit


Savannah Young blocks a hit for
the Fernandina Beach High
School volleyball team Tuesday
in the home opener. The FBHS
Lady Pirates beat Baker County.







The fifth annual ALS Amelia Island Golf Classic was held July 31 at Long Point on
Amelia Island Plantation. The event raised $15,000 for the ALS Association Florida
Chapter. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is commonly known as Lou Gehrig's
disease. The local tournament was held in memory of John Louis O'Day, a victim of
ALS. In five years, the event has raised more than $100,000. Mark O'Day, above cen-
ter, is pictured with winning teammates, from left, Chris Hamilton, Reese Stanley,
Hugh Eason and Cliff Gaines.


On the golf course, clockwise from top left: Russ Johnson and Scott Mikelson; Art
Steinig and Hunter Link; Brendan O'Day and Ardith O'Day; and Brad Lesher and
John McMeel.


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women have tal
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stian men and As an effort to keep the
ken up the call league separate from any spe-
lies of our cific denomination, the FDSL
ace to go on actually pays a rental fee to
oons and have use the softball field, which is
ned family pic- owned by Springhill Baptist
1 games. Last Church. Springhill however is
ily Driven considered a major contribu-
had six teams tor to the league as the field
friendly yet rental fee is barely over $100
environment. per year.
urday at the The FDSL chose to use a
all field was private facility in order to con-
ren's laughter, trol any possible worldly influ-
and a sweet ence that typically follows the
rom the con- game of softball, such as
Last season the drinking alcohol in the park-
opportunities ing lots.
ung adults of The FDSL is not the typi-
on three mis- cal church league. Prayer
before and after games is
operates on a mandatory.
get. Not one Amateur Softball Associa-
n the commu- tion regional commissioner
'DSL. Deena Poole has called the
te donations FDSL "her favorite place to
he funds need- spend a Saturday afternoon."
sprinkler sys- It is not unusual to see Poole,
)all field. who lives in Jacksonville, at
from the 2009 the scorekeeper's table keep-
*r softball tour- ing score during the games.
ng used to FDSL's umpire crew is
board donated second to none. In fact, two
First Coast umpires - Monte Poole and
he FDSL is a Jan Greathouse - who call
FDSL games on a typical

010 season

Saturday, have represented
ASA national and have
umpired several national
championship games in
The FDSL is ranked I, .i
up and coming league" in a
national cover magazine
called Balls & Strikes
Magazine. FDSL will have its
first annual meeting for the
2010 season Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.
at Springhill Baptist Church.
All churches are welcome to
attend the meeting. At the
meeting you will have an
opportunity to meet the exec-
utive board of directors as
they discuss rules for the
upcoming season.
One of the favorable differ-
ences between the FDSL and
other church or city run
leagues is each church parti-
cipating in league play will
have a representative on the
general board of directors,
which will help govern the
league and will be able to vote
on issues regarding the
For information about the
FDSL, contact president
Ernie Stuckey at 261-6083 or
e-mail him at egstuckey@bell-


Varsity Football
Sept 11 BRADFORD 730
Sept 18 PROVIDENCE 730
Sept 25 at West Nassau* 730
Oct 2 BOLLES* 730
Oct 9 EPISCOPAL* 730
Oct 23 INTERLACHEN*homecom 730
Oct 30 at University Christian* 730
Nov 6 at Yulee* 700
Nov 13 at Matanzas 700
* Distnct games

Varsity Football
Sept 11 at Englewood
Sept 25 at Episcopal*
Oct 16 at Bolles*
Oct 30 at Interlachen*
Nov 13 atPaxon
* Distnct games
Sept 14 at Trinity
Sept 15 at Bolles
Sept 17 at Ribault (varsity)
Sept 22 RAINES (varsity)
Oct 2-3 Keystone tourney
Oct 6 at Raines (varsity)
Oct 13 at Fernandina Beach
Oct 26-29 District


5 30/6 30
5 30/6 30
5 30/6 30
5 30/6 30
5 30/6 30

Sept 10 at Hilliard 5/6/7
Sept 11-12Toumeyin Orlando(V) TBA
Sept 15 RIBAULT* (varsity) 530
Sept 17 at Episcopal* 5 30/6 30
Sept 21 HILLIARD 5/6/7
Sept 22 BOLLES (JV) 530
Sept 23 ORANGE PARK 5 30/6 30
Sept 26 JVtourney at Menendez
Sept 29 at Yulee* 5 30/6 30
Oct 1 at Menendez 5 30/6 30
Oct 3 Dig Pink-Stanton (varsity) TBA
Oct 5 at Middleburg 530/630
Oct 8 at Bolles* 5 30/6 30
Oct 13 YULEE 530/630
Oct 19 WEST NASSAU" 5 30/6 30
Oct 20 UNIV CHRISTIAN 5 30/6 30
Oct 26-29 District 3-3A at Episcopal TBA
District games
** Senior night
Boys Golf
Oct 1 at St Johns Country Day
Oct 5 at West Nassau

Oct 13 at Femandina Beach
Oct 15 at Trinity
Oct 20 Distnct at Fernandina Beach
Girls Golf
Sept 24 at Femandina Beach
Oct 6 at Hilliard
Oct 13 at Hilliard
Oct 14 at West Nassau
Oct 19 Distnct at Fernandina Beach
Cross Country
Sept 17 at Baker County
Oct 6 at West Nassau
Oct 15 at Baker County
Oct 20 home meet
Oct 29 County
Sept 10 Providence
Sept 12 Bolles Inmtational
Sept 24 Flonda D&B
Sept 29 Baldwin
Oct 13 Bishop Snyder
Oct 15 Episcopal
Oct 22 Baldwn
Oct 26-31 District
Nov 5-7 Regional
Nov 12-14 State
Cross Country
Sept 19 Katie Caples, B Kenny 600
Sept 26 Bob Hans, Ridgeview 8am
Oct 2 flrunners com, Titusville 8am
Oct 10 Asics Classic, E Riddle 8am
Oct 17 CIS Open 400
Oct 24 Bronco Bob, Middleburg 7am
Oct 29 COUNTY 4 30
Nov 5 District 2-2A
Nov 14 Region 1-2A, Tallahassee
Nov 21 State 2A meet, Dade City 8am
Junior Varsity Football
Sept 10 at Yulee 700
Sept 17 HILLIARD 700
Sept 24 WEST NASSAU 7 00
Oct 1 at Bolles 700
Oct 8 at Camden County 5 00
Oct 15 at Stanton 600
Oct 22 BISHOP KENNY 7 00
Oct 29 YULEE 7 00
Sept 12 at Bolles Invitational
Sept 29 at Baldwn
Oct 13 at St Johns Country Day 430
Oct 15 at Episcopal 430
Oct 26-31 District

Nov 7 Regional
Nov 12-14 State
Boys Golf
Sept 10 at Trinity 400
Sept 14 TRINITY 400
Sept 15 at Bolles 400
Sept 17 BISHOP KENNY 400
Sept 21 PROVIDENCE 400
Sept 22 EPISCOPAL 415
Sept 28 at West Nassau 4 00
Oct 6 at Prowdence 4 00
Oct 13 YULEE /Prowdence (JV) 400
Oct 14 WEST NASSAU 400
Oct 15 Bishop Kenny TBA 400
Oct 19 or 20 District
Oct 26 Region, Haile Plantation
Oct 27-29 State in Dunnellon
Girls Golf
Sept 9 BISHOP KENNY 4 00
Sept 11 OAK HALL 400
Sept 16 at Ponte Vedra 330
Sept 23 at Prowdence 400
Sept 24 ORANGE PARK 4 00
Sept 29 at Bishop Kenny 4 00
Sept 30 BOLLES 4 00
Oct 1 at Episcopal 415
Oct 5 WEST NASSAU 4 00
Oct 7 Bolles 400
Oct 8 PONTE VEDRA 4 00
Oct 12 at Oak Hall 400
Oct 19 or 20 District
Oct 26 Region at UF
Nov 2-4 State at Lakeland

Sept 22 at Yulee
Oct 6 at Hilliard
Oct 20 YULEE
Sept 10 at Hilliard
Sept 15 at Callahan
Sept 17 YULEE
Sept 28 at Yulee
Oct 1 County at Hilliard

Sept 15
Sept 22
Sept 29
Oct 6
Oct 13
Oct 20

Sept 10
Sept 17
Sept 21
Sept 28
Oct 1



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at Femrnandina Beach
at Femandina Beach*
at Callahan
County at Hilliard

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FBHS swim team car wash
The Fernandina Beach High School swim
team will hold a fundraiser carwash from 1-3
p.m. Oct. 4 at the Wal-Mart in Fernandina

FBHS Hall ofFame
Fernandina Beach High School is now
accepting nominees for its 2009 Hall of Fame
class. Criteria is for alumni and former staff
and includes excellence in athletics, one's
trade or profession or as a member of society
in the form of community service or leader-
ship. This year's class will be inducted at the
FBHS homecoming Oct. 23. More criteria and
applications are available online under the
alumni section of www.fernandinahigh.comor
at the school. For information, contact Rob
Hicks at robert.hicks@nassau.k12.fl.us.

Y Kids Triathlon
On Sept. 20 the McArthur Family YMCA
will be hosting its first Y Kids Triathlon, an
event to promote a healthy and fun lifestyle.
The cost for the event is $15 per participant
includes a shirt and a medal. All the activities
will start at 7 a.m.
Kids ages 5-12 will be swimming, biking
and running. Distances for each event will be
determined by age. The event will be followed
by a pancake breakfast/pool party at $5 per
family. All proceeds will benefit the YMCA
Strong Kids campaign. For information call
the YMCA at 261-1080 or e-mail Karina
Grego at kgrego@firstcoastymca.org.

Packers fans
The Packers Fan Club of Fernandina
Beach is organizing for the 2009 season.
Anyone interested should contact John
Megna at jtmegna@aol.com.

Femandina Beach Babe Ruth
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth is holding
registration for fall ball softball and baseball
online at www.leaguelineup. com/fernandina.

Amelia Island Plantation will host the next
Walk Leader certification program with Leslie
Sansone, America's No. 1 walking expert.
This two-day program offers the education
and tools needed to lead indoor walking
classes in public settings. The only pre-
requirement is that each candidate be certi-
fied in CPR.
On Sept. 25 a master walk class will be
held at Racquet Park from 6-7 p.m. The mas-
ter walk class is open to the public and free of
charge. Sept. 26 is a one-day certification pro-
gram for individuals enrolled. For more infor-
mation and to enroll, visit
www.walkleader.com or call (724) 656-8466.

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, today.
Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of
Nassau County The event consists of five-
person teams shooting at 15 different sta-
tions. The teams with the three highest aver-
ages will receive awards. Dinner, awards and
raffle will follow the competition.
The event begins at 10 a.m. There is a
limit of 150 people for 30 teams. Fee is $100
on a first come, first served basis. Call Chris
Gamble at 753-4644.

Freedom Playground event
The Freedom Playground Wheela-thon 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.
comifreedomplayground. For information,
contact Aaron Morgan at (904) 335-7253 or e-
mail him at aaronmorgan4@gmail.com.

Backto School beach run
The second annual Back-to-School Beach
Fun Run/Walk to benefit Communities In
Schools will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at
Peters Point Park on Amelia Island. The 5K
(3.1-mile) run or 2K (one-mile) walk includes
music, food, awards and fun for the whole
family. The event is open to all adults, children
and teens. Adult entry is $20 and sponsors
are needed at $10 each to ensure all students
18 and under run for free.
The Nassau County school with the most
participants will receive a prize of $1,000. All
other proceeds benefit Communities In
Schools in its efforts to help Nassau County
students succeed in school, graduate and
prepare for a productive life.
Registration information is available at
www.ameliaislandrunners.com. Applications
will be available at all Nassau County schools
and at the Communities In Schools office,
located at The Peck Center, 516 S. 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach. For information visit
www.cisnassau.org or call Executive Director
Susan Milana at 321-2000.

Shootwith thesheriff
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 Foun-dation. Registration begins at 9
a.m. The shoot starts at 10 a.m. Lunch and

an awards ceremony 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.

Run Wildl at WhiteOak
Run Wild! at White Oak Plantation in
Yulee, which benefits Girls on the Run of
Northeast Florida, will be held Oct. 25 begin-
ning at 8:30 a.m. Registration closes Oct. 20.
The field is limited to the first 65. No event-
day registration. Fee is $150. No refunds. All
participants must be 18 or older. All runners
are required to sign a waiver the day of the
Fee includes entry to the 10.5-mile run
through the trails of an unspoiled, natural set-
ting; swimming in the pool after the race; pic-
nic lunch; raffle; tour on an open-air bus
through Wild Oak's wildlife preserve; goody
bag. Visit GOTRneflorida.org or call (904)

Baseball, softball lessons
Baseball and softball lessons are being
offered by Coach Shelly Hall for ages five to
high school. Call 583-0377 for information.

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

Sports association
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday each month at the
county building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-

Challenger Bowling
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday of the month from 3-5 p.m.
at the Strikers Family Bowling Center on US
17 in Yulee. Call Melinda Willaford at 261-

Umpires recruited
Baseball and softball umpires can earn
extra cash by joining the fastest growing
umpires association in Northeast Florida, the
River City Umpires Association.
Contact Terry Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or
Aaron Knowles at (904) 962-7184. River City
Umpires is currently recruiting men and
women interested in officiating baseball and
softball and live or work in Baker, Bradford,
Clay, Duval, Putnam, St. Johns or Nassau
counties. Visit www.rivercityumps.com for

Fitness programs
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee, offers step and sculpt, strength train-
ing and abs, body sculpt and step aerobics.
Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytimefitness.
com. FitKidz for ages 4-11 is also offered. Call
699-5408 or e-mail reedntoni @aol.com.
* Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
offers nutritional counseling, personal training,
group fitness and cycling, strength training
and cardio, childcare, juice bar, tanning and
saunas. Visit www.clubl4fitness.com.
* The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, offers various fitness programs.
Call 261-1080. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org.
Programs are also offered in Yulee (call 225-
2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).
* Amelia Island Personal Fitness, Amelia
Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416 Lynndale Road,
Suite 100, is a personal training studio dedi-
cated to promoting lifelong health and fitness
through appropriate exercise and nutrition,
focusing on preventing diabetes, cancer and
heart disease. Call 261-0698.

Yoga classes
* Y Yoga, 961687-201E Gateway Blvd.,
offers a stretch and strengthening class,
plates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
beach yoga and basic yoga. Call 415-9642.
* Dome Healing Center, 5024 First Coast
Hwy., offers Sivananda/Amrit style yoga for all
levels and meditation and relaxation classes.
For information, call 277-3663 or visit dome-
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime-
* Island Rejuvacations offers yoga and
lunch at Nassau Health Foods, 833 T.J.
Courson Road. Call 277-3158.
* Go Yoga, Inc. offers Power Vinyasa at
Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St. Call
(904) 335-0539 or visit www.goyogainc.com.

Zumba classes
* Kinderstudios, 1897 Island Walkway Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
* Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St.
Call 261-DANC.
* A Chance To Dance, 474378 SR200. Call
753-3407 or email buffyactd@gmail.com.

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

To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or e-mail to
bjones@fbnews leader com.

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Black drum are on the flats during a flood tide and migrating to the deep sides of boat docks, creek mouths and oysterbars during low tides. Sight fishing on the flood tide is
becoming popular for small drum with flies, like the black "Clouser" pictured, left. Sea trout action is beginning to pick up with cooling water temperatures. Bob Goldman,
right, caught this nice sea trout with a live shrimp.

Jetty rocks holding

Weekend fishermen will rocks. Fish dead
find a low morning tide the bottom with c
arriving at 8:46 a.m. baits or, for excel
Saturday. Weather per- lent sport, deep ji
mitting, the river side of the St. with a four-ounce
Marys south jetty rocks has been bucktail jig in the
holding flounder, black drum and white or chartreu
redfish. color patterns. Ti
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jetty rocks with live shrimp under a THE of cut bait or fres
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A flood tide Saturday arrives at
2:41 p.m. at the entrance of the
Amelia River. Best lures for tailing
redfish include dark-colored tube
lures rigged with a Mustad 4/0 wide
gap worm hook, 1/4-ounce Gold
Johnson Spoon or a 1/8-ounce led
head jig rigged with a Berkley Gulp
shrimp in the "new penny" color pat-
Fly fishermen often select dark-
colored crab patterns or the popular
Clouser Minnow fly in the dark color
pattern as well.
Offshore fishing this weekend
should produce impressive catches
of grouper, red snapper and the
occasional cobia. Fish dead on the
bottom with live cigar minnows, fin-

ger mullet or menhaden. FA,
Schultz's Fish Market and FC fish
havens continue to produce out-
standing catches of reef game fish.
Surf fishermen should do well
this weekend while fishing on the
bottom with ultra-fresh shrimp. One
of the best areas to target a wide
variety of surf game fish includes
the small rock jetties located at the
south end of Amelia Island and the
pipeline in the middle of Amelia
Island at the lighthouse access.
Excellent surf fishing should
come as well at the ocean side of the
St. Marys south jetty rocks.
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association is holding a surf fishing
tournament at the Fort Clinch State

Park fishing pier from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. Sunday. This is an interclub
fishing club tournament; guests are
welcome but are not eligible for
This would be an excellent time
to sign up as a NSFA club member
and enjoy many of the club's fun
activities. For information, call Joe
Wise at 321-4118.

The News-Leader encourages local
anglers to submit photographs of their
catches. E-mail photos to bones@
fbnewsleadercom, mail them to P.O.
Box 766, Fernandina Beach, FL
32035, or drop them by the office at
511 Ash St. in Fernandina Beach.
Call Beth Jones at 261-3696.


Boating course
The Coast Guard Auxiliary
at Amelia Island will be con-
ducting a special weekend
boating course for three con-
secutive Saturdays, starting
Oct. 31, followed by Nov. 7
and 14.
Take advantage of this
first-time offering that will
take the normal six-week
boating course and allow you
to complete it in just three
Saturday. Classes are held at
the Amelia Island Lighthouse
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each
This course is excellent for
both the beginning boater,
who needs to understand the
fundamentals of boating, and
for the experienced boater,
who may be in need of a
refresher. The basics of boat
handling, weather, navigation,
electronics, use of radios and
rules of the waterways are
some of the subjects that will
be covered. This class satis-
fies state boater education
The enrollment fee is $35
and textbook materials will be
For information or to reg-
ister, contact Steve Filkoff at
491-8629 or e-mail him at
scarf@bellsouth.net. For
information on boating safety
classes, visit Flotilla 14-1 web-
site, http://cgaux7-14-1.org.

Newboat dub opening
A new boat club is coming
to Amelia Island, allowing the
use of several boats without
the hassle of owning. The
type of boats will range form
offshore fishing boats, open
bow deck boats and cuddy
cabins for overnight cruising.
There will be access to other
clubs in the area, including
the Jacksonville Beach area,
where boaters have use of
several yachts. Call Paul
Elden at (904) 245-9808 for

Coast Guard Auxilary
The U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary needs volunteers. It
is composed of uniformed
non-military volunteers who
assist the Coast Guard in all
of its varied missions, except
for military and direct law
enforcement. These men and
women can be found on the
nation's waterways, in the air,
in classrooms and on the
Training opportunities
(most of which are free)
include boat crew and
coxswain (small boat opera-
tor) vessel examiner, boating
safety class instructor, public
affairs, marine visitor, com-
munications and many others.
Applicants must be a U.S. citi-

zen, at least 17 years old and
pass a basic background
check. There are no upper
age limits or height/weight
standards (although for boat
crew, you must perform cer-
tain tasks) and there are no
minimum service hours.
Flotilla 14-01 meets at the
Amelia Island Lighthouse
facility once a month. You will
also see the patrol boats
assisting other boaters on
local Georgia and Florida
waters. This is an opportunity
to serve your country, learn
many new skills, make new
friends and work with your
neighbors to make boating
safer for all families.
For information, visit
http://Cgaux7-14-1.org/ or
call 277-6608.

Nassau Bassmasters, asso-
ciated with the BASS National
Federation and the Florida
BASS Federation, meets the
third Thursday in Yulee.
Membership is open to any-
one at least 16 years old. Call
Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282
or Billy Kittrell at 225-0267.

If you are looking for a
place to hunt this fall, you still
have a chance to get a recre-
ational use permit for the
Nassau Wildlife Management
Area in Nassau County dur-
ing the upcoming hunting
season. Nassau WMA is
13,892 acres near Callahan.
Users must have a Nassau
recreational use permit to
hunt on this area. Nassau
WMA is a still-hunt area only,
but hunters may use bird
dogs during the migratory
bird and waterfowl hunting
For those willing to pay
$385 to hunt the area, Nassau
WMA provides hunting
opportunities during eight
months of the year. Archery
is from Sept. 26 through Oct.
25; muzzleloading gun season
runs from Oct. 31 through
Nov. 8; general gun season is
from Nov. 14 through Jan. 10,
2010; small game is from Jan.
11 through March 7, 2010;
spring turkey season runs
from March 20 through April
25, 2010; and trapping can be
done from Jan. 11 through
March 1, 2010.
To apply for a recreational
use permit to hunt on Nassau
WMA, go to MyFWC.com.
Recreational use permits
do not apply to other recre-
ational use program areas.
Once permits are issued, they
can be renewed annually for
two additional years, essen-
tially making them a three-
year permit. Permit renewals
are mailed May 1. Eligible

applicants have until May 31
to renew their recreational
use permits for the next sea-
son. Permits not renewed by
May 31 will be forfeited and
they will be made available to
the public on a first-come,
first-served basis.
Permits are issued individ-
ually on a first-come, first-
served basis in June. Submit
an application at www.wildlife-
license.com or take a com-
pleted worksheet to a tax col-
lector's office or any license
agent. Worksheets are avail-
able online at MyFWC.com,
at FWC regional offices and
tax collectors' offices in coun-
ties surrounding a specific

The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association meets the second
Wednesday of each month at
7:30 p.m. and the fourth
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the
Ten Acres Kraft Athletic Club.
Membership is open to the
public. Call 261-9481 or visit

Billfish Tournament
The Monique Burr
Foundation for Children is
hosting the 21st annual El
Pescado Billfish Tournament
Oct. 1-3 at Camachee Cove
Marina in St. Augustine. All
proceeds benefit the founda-
tion and its mission to provide
child abuse education and
prevention to children
throughout Northeast
In conjunction with the
tournament, a Fish-N-Chips
Marina Casino event is Oct. 3
and will include Texas Hold
'Em, Black Jack, Roulette and
slots as well as a unique shop-
ping opportunity at the
"Ladies Tackle Box."
Captain's dinner is Oct. 1
at 6:30 p.m. at the Camachee
Cove Marina. Boats depart at
5 a.m. Oct. 2 and Oct. 3, from
Camachee Cove Marina and
the first lines will be cast at
8:30 a.m. Awards ceremony is
Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the
Camachee Cove Marina, 3070
Harbor Drive.
Early entry fee for the
tournament is $1,950 per
boat. More than $100,000 in
cash prizes is expected to be
awarded based on the num-
ber of boats participating in
the tournament. A limited
number of 200 tickets for the
Fish-N-Chips Marina Casino
event will be sold separately
at $75 each. Ticket price
includes cocktails, dinner,
gambling and chips.
For information, contact
Lynn Layton at llayton@
or call (904) 642-0210 or visit



The Yulee Middle School symphonic band, under the direction of Andy Shepard,
performs before Saturday's Turtle Trot, below. Above, from left, are run participants
Barbara Gowdy, Bill Dunn and Britta Fortson.


The city of Fernandina Beach Recreation
Department (city website www.fbfl.us) offers
the following programs and activities:
* Open basketball is Mondays and Wed-
nesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5:15
p.m., Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and
Saturday and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. at Peck Gym, based on availability.
* Adult volleyball is from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday
and Fridays at Peck Gym. Cost is $1 per day
for city residents ($3 non-city).
* Peck Gym weight room is open from 11
a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $3 a
day or $25 a month for city residents ($30
non-city). Personal training is available. Fee is
$30 per session, $75 per week (three ses-
sions) or $200 a month (two sessions per
week for four weeks).
* Fitness classes at Peck Gym are
Monday and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m.
Each class is a full body workout with resist-
ance bands, light dumbbells and more. All fit-
ness levels are welcome. Cost is $3 a class;

pay on site. Call Jay at 277-7364 or e-mail
* Water fitness instructor certification
course, offered by Aquatic Alliance
International, will be held at the Atlantic
Center pool Oct. 26-28 from 8 a.m. to noon.
Course fee is $180. Visit www.fbfl.us.
* Atlantic Center pool public swim hours
through Oct. 4 are from from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
weekends. Admission is $3. Pool passes are
* MLK Center pool public swim hours
through Oct. 4 are from 3:30-6 p.m. Monday
through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
weekends. Admission is $3.
* Aqua 1 water aerobics is from 10-10:55
a.m. weekdays at the Atlantic Center pool.
Deep water aerobics (aqua fitness belts
required) is Mondays, Wednesdays and
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m. Cost is $50 per
month (city residents) and $55 ( non-city resi-
dents) for one class per day; $60 (city resi-
dents) and $70 (non-city residents) for two
classes; or $5 for one class or $10 for two.


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Collage first in series of workshops

News Leader

Hinton and Mikolean
Longacre have formed
the Amelia Island Artists
Workshop to bring quality artists
to the area for creative and educa-
tional workshops that appeal to a
wide variety of interests.
Launching the endeavor is a
"Figurative Collage Workshop"
Oct. 9-11 with Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Nelson of Orlando, known for
incorporating ephemera, hand-
made, painted and stained papers
into figurative "pure" collages (no
paint on top), said Baker-Hinton.
The artist will hold the work-
shop along with being the
Featured Artist at Amelia SanJon
Gallery's Fall Show, to open on
Saturday, Oct. 10, said Baker-
Hinton, gallery owner.
"This will be a cool, creative,
collage workshop that will change
the way you think about this age-
old art form," said Baker Hinton.
Born and raised in New
England, St. Hilaire Nelson earned
a Bachelor of Fine Art from
Syracuse University in New York
and is a member of the Florida
Chapter of the Women's Caucus
for Art and the National Collage
St. Hilaire Nelson draws her
inspiration from potential collage
material she comes across in her
day-to-day life, including old
books, tea bags and even the kids'
homework. She calls her works

Italian feast

for Barnabas

Barnabas Center will host an Italian
feast fundraising event to support the
Crisis Center, Samaritan Medical
Clinic and Barnabas Dental Clinic on
Sept. 26.
A wine and beverage social will begin
that evening at 5:30 p.m., followed by an
Italian feast of wood-grilled pork ribs,
pasta dishes, salad station and Italian
desserts. There will be entertainment by
a strolling Italian-style singer accompa-
nied by a violinist. The chef is William
A raffle will be held for a wine refrig-
erator filled with wine. Tickets are $5 or
5 for $20 and may be purchased at the
same e-mail address. Raffle proceeds
benefit the medical clinic.
Dinner tickets are $25 and may be
purchased at New To You, 930 South
14th St.
Tables of eight may be reserved at
The event will be held on the closed
street in front of 120 N. Sixth St., a block
full of historic homes. 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. 104.

"paper paintings," evolving her
technique through years of appli-
cation and experimentation.
"Come out and spray, spatter,
splash and stamp your own hand
painted collage papers. Then have
fun using these hand painted
papers like paint as you create a

painterly figurative collage, or
'paper painting.' Any level or artist
will find this workshop enjoyable
and informative," said Baker-
She said five months of more
workshops with a variety of artists
have already been scheduled for

"Figuiative Collage
Workshop" will be held Oct 9-11
at the Hampton Inn at Second
and Ash streets in downtown
Fernandina Beach Reseive
your space by calling Amelia
SanJon Gallery at 491-8040 or
go to www ameliais-
landarlislsworkshlop corn for
complete information, pricing
and registration forms Space is

2010 and even January 2011.
"We are trying for a wide vari-
ety of interests from oils, mixed
media, acrylic, collage, watercolor
and photography at this time. Not
only a variety in media but a mix in
styles and techniques - something
for everyone."
Visit www.ameliais-
landartistsworkshop.com for com-
plete information, pricing, applica-
tion forms and to see who else will
be coming as the instructor com-
mitments are finalized.
The Amelia Island Artists
Workshop is located at the Amelia
San Jon Gallery, 218-AAsh St.,
Fernandina Beach. Longacre is
the executive director. Call 491-
For samples of St. Hilaire
Nelson's unique collage work, visit
her website,
or visit her blog, http://elizabeth-

Final concert for quartet


grant support
For the News Leader
The Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival will host the last-
ever performance of the world-
renowned Guarneri String
Quartet on Oct. 27. The
Guarneri, which will retire fol-
lowing this performance after a
career of 45 years, ranks among
the most revered string ensem-
bles in the world.
Composed of violinists
Arnold Steinhardt and John
Dalley, violist Michael Tree and
cellist Peter Wiley, the
Guarneri has circled the globe
countless times, playing in the
world's most prestigious halls
in North and South America,
Mexico, Europe, Asia and
The Oct. 27 performance of
the Guarneri String Quartet
will feature works by Schubert
and Beethoven. The concert
will be held at 7:30 p.m. at

The revered Guarneri String Quartet features violinists
Arnold Steinhardt and John Dalley, violist Michael Tree and
cellist Peter Wiley.

Amelia Plantation Chapel.
Tickets are priced at $60 and
can be purchased online at
www.aicmf.com or by calling
the festival office at 261-1779.
The music festival also has
announced it has been awarded
a matching grant of $9,800 from
the state Division of Cultural

Affairs and $3,000 from Target.
The $9,800 grant will sup-
port three performances as
part of a "mini-festival" in
February 2010: a concert on
Feb. 4 at the University of
North Florida's Fine Arts
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to speak
For the News Leader
Popular genealogist, author and lectur-
er John Colletta has poured through
ships' manifests, naturalization records
and newspapers, and spent countless
hours in courthouses searching for ances-
tors in his journey of self-discovery.
Colletta explains that "as you learn
who they are, you discover more about
who you are" and he considers all the
time he's spent in this journey not only
enlightening, but
also fun. Armed with
a grandfather's story
of the murder of his
great-great grandfa-
ther in Mississippi,
Colletta has spent 30
years researching his
family history, and
along the way, he
Colletta learned the truth in
that story. In his lat-
est book, Only a Few
Bones, Colletta has reconstructed the
details of life on the Mississippi Delta and
the events that led to the tragedy of his
ancestor's death.
Colletta brings his expertise in
genealogical research and his passion for
writing family history to Amelia Island on
Thursday, Oct. 1 from 7-9:20 p.m. at the
Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman
Road, at the Chapel Fellowship Hall.
The public is invited to this free pro-
gram, sponsored by the Amelia Island
Genealogical Society and the Amelia
Plantation Chapel. He will present two
topics: "Breaking Through Brick Walls:
Use Your Head" (techniques for overcom-
ing your most difficult genealogical
research problems) and "How To Prepare
for Successful Research In European
To attend pre-register by sending you
name, phone number, and e-mail address
to AIGS, PO Box 6005, Fernandina Beach,
32035 or by e-mailing the same to
Colletta will also be the keynote speak-
er for a 10-session workshop in
Developing Genealogical and Memoir-
Writing Skills sponsored by the Amelia
Plantation Chapel. His keynote presenta-
tion, 'Turning Biographical Facts Into
Real-life Events: How to Guild Historical
Context," is scheduled also for Oct. 1, 2-
4:20 p.m. at the Amelia Plantation Chapel.
Pre-registration for this event and the full
workshop is also required. Call the chapel
office at 277-4414 by Sept. 17.
Colletta is based in Washington, D.C.,
where he conducts workshops for the
National Archives and teaches courses for
the Smithsonian Institution and
Georgetown University. His TV and radio
credits include NBC's "Today" show,
CNN, the PBS series Ancestors, National
Public Radio and Voice of America -
Europe. In addition to Only A Few Bones,
he has authored two genealogical manu-
als: They Came in Ships: A Guide to
Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival
Record and Finding Italian Roots: The
Complete Guide for Americans.


Maurice's at the Shoppes at
Amelia Concourse, 463721 SR
200, Yulee, will hold an event to
benefit Cats Angelis, Inc. SPCA at
11 a.m. Sept. 12 as part of its
"Rescues and Runways" campaign
in association with the American
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
There will be a fashion show, pet adoptions, silent
auction and pet supply collection in the Maurice's
parking lot. One-hundred percent of proceeds
will go to Cats Angels, Inc., SPCA. For information
visit www.rescuesandrunways.com.

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.
For more information, call 583-4676 or see the
website at www.bluedoorartists.com.

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 Island Art Association is located at 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina Beach. Call 261-7020.



The Blue Door Artists
will feature new paintings
by Elizabeth Dion for the
month of September.
Dion's colorful contempo-
rary works are inspired by
the lush complexity of
nature, especially the

marshes and beach sur-
rounding Amelia Island. Visit her and the other
artists in their studios during the Artrageous
Artwalk, Sept. 12 from 5-8:30 p.m.

Nassau Women's 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.,
Fernandina Beach.
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 Sept. 14.
Make checks payable to Florida State College

at Jacksonville and submit to the Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center or to any branch library. No
refunds will be given. Call the Yulee branch
library at 548-4467 or the Fernandina Beach
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


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History Project and the
Civil Air Patrol on Sept. 19 to host 16 brave pilots
that remain from the 368th Fighter Group as they
hold their annual reunion on Amelia Island.
From noon to 5 p.m. celebrate this reunion with
WWII memorabilia, USO girls and a special
appearance by retired Brig. General Dan Cherry,
author of MyEnemy MyFriend. Bring your
WWII stories and memorabilia, and see displays
of WWII uniforms, weapons, and other artifacts.
This event is free and open to the public from
noon-5 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach airport. For
information, contact Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.
Submit items to Sian Perryatsperry@fbnewsleadercom





Singer/songwriter, multi-
instrumentalist, Bruce
Hamilton will perform some
of his original acoustic swing
and swamp creations in a free
concert Sept. 12 from 8-10
p.m. at The Intercoastal
Wine Company, 10 N.
Second St. Call 321-1300
Hamilton will be accompa-
nied by Bill Sturm on upright
bass. The duo will perform
one of Hamilton's most
requested original tunes,
"Boggy Creek" which received
Honorable Mention at the
2009 CMT/Nashville
Songwriters Association
International song contest.

The 4th Annual Shiny
Badges Ball will be held
Sept. 12 at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island with a
"Legends of Hollywood"
theme. The night will begin
with a complimentary wine
reception from 6-7 p.m., with
dinner at 7 p.m. Music will be
by The Melanie DiLorenzo
Trio. Guests are encouraged
to dress as their favorite
Hollywood star, or in their
favorite Oscar winning attire.
Prizes will be awarded to the
"Best Dressed Stars."
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-

American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 will host its
monthly spaghetti night
Sept. 12 from 5-7 p.m.
Spaghetti with meat sauce,
salad and bread is a $5 dona-
tion. To-go boxes available for
The American Legion in
conjunction with the Sons of
the American Legion and the


1. Caterpillar in rela-
tion to butterfly
6. Semicircular
basin in a moun-
9. Goes well with
13. Operatic solos
14. Christian Chi-
_ symbol
15. Island resort in
Lesser Antilles
16. Filled with fog
17. Old-fashioned
18. Twofold
19. * pho-
bia, fear of
21. Farm cultivator
23. Theatrical trig-
ger for action
24. Cabbage
25. You're usually
warned when it's
28. A friend down
30. Adjective often
used with
35. * phobia,
fear of heights
37. Pinta or Santa
Maria, e.g.
39. Oil tanker
40. The other white
41. One owned by a
feudal lord
43. Tear violently
44. Alternate
spelling of
46. Chicago's

47. Inanimate object
that can clean
48. Incarcerate
50. Afternoon reli-
gious service
52. 31st of the

American Legion Auxiliary
Unit 54 is raffling a Toshiba
laptop computer with a carry
case and 1-year subscription
to Norton Anti-Virus. Tickets
are a $1 donation. The draw-
ing is Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. Contact
Bonnie at yquattre@com-

Savannah Grand and the
Amelia Island Jazz Festival
will present Jazz for Seniors,
"The Senior Prom," a free
concert and dance on Sept.
13 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at
Savannah Grand.
"The Jazz Ambassadors"
from the Amelia Arts
Academy, directed by saxo-
phonist Ken Wilburn, will per-
form swinging music for the
event, which will be hosted by
Jazz Festival Artistic Director
Les DeMerle and his wife,
Bonnie Eisele. Jazz for
Seniors, an annual event, is
open to all seniors over the
age of 65, and Savannah
Grand will provide refresh-
Savannah Grand is locat-
ed at 1900 Amelia Trace
Court in Fernandina Beach.
Contact Stoffel at 321-0898.

Rollin' on the River, a
scenic Sunday cruise to St.
Mary's, Ga., sponsored by
Amelia River Cruises to bene-
fit Meals on Wheels for
Pets, a partnership project
between the Council on Aging
Meals on Wheels program
and Nassau Humane Society,
will be held Sept. 13.
Tickets are $25 round-trip
and tax deductible. Ferry will
depart the city marina at
10:30 a.m. and leave St.
Marys at 1:45 p.m. Take a
tram tour for $2.50, or bring
your bike to cycle through the
historic downtown. The ferry
is pet friendly.
Call Amelia River Cruises
at 261-9972 or e-mail

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 poet-
ry, special music and singing
by local children.

month, e.g.
53. Tart spiciness
55. Top seed in tour-
57. DJ's bribe
60. * pho-
bia, fear of spi-
64. Artificially creat-
ed human,
Jewish folklore
65. African tam-
67. Rid of obstruc-
68. * phobia,
fear of all things
69. Short for
70. City by a bay
71. Bell sound
72. Wild ox
73. Highly rust-
1. It's often sacri-
2. "Summertime" of
Porgy and Bess,
3. Reduced
Instruction Set
4. Resembling a
5. Shelter from dan-
ger, often in
relation to poli-
6. * phobia, fear
of extreme cold
7. British sci-fi doc-
8. About four weeks
9. Seed cover
10. Character from
Germanic alpha-
11. Type of ski lift
12. Short version of
popular Italian
15. * phobia,
fear of bathing
20. Dog restraint

22. You owe who?
24. Glass career
25. One who stares
at traffic acci-
dent, e.g.
26. *Autophobia is
the fear of being
27. Guitar sound
29. *Paranoids fear
this group
31. Spanish surreal-
ist painter
32. Popeye's sweet-
33. All the deadly
34. Shoulder pads
in the 1980s,
36. Southern stew
38. Prince Charles
enjoyed playing
42. Luciano
Pavarotti or
Jose Carreras,
45. * phobia,
fear of insects
49. Equal to 10 liters
51. Acts out
54. Marked by
smartness in
dress and man-
56. Enthusiastic
57. Kind of corn-
bread, Southern
58. One algae rep-
59. Holler
60. Wildly, often pre-
ceded by "run"
61. Organic pigment
containing iron
62. Back of the neck
63. Verbal exam
64. Breach between
66. Norwegian
"Take On Me"

The national and local
observance is designed to
recognize, encourage and
promote the many volunteer
contributions performed by
grandparents in the positive
influence of children.
Everyone is invited to
attend. This event is spon-
sored by the Association for
the Preservation of Black
History. For more information,
please contact 261-3845,
225-2428, 261-8034 or 261 -

Savannah Grand of
Amelia Island Assisted
Living Residence, 1900
Amelia Trace Court,
Fernandina Beach, will hold
an open house Sept. 13
from 1-5 p.m. For information
call 321-0898.

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
Your Ancestors'
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 Amelia Island
Chapter, National Society
Daughters of the American
Revolution will meet Sept.
16 at 10:30 a.m. at the Golf
Club of Amelia.
There will be a celebration
of the chapter's 16th birthday
with Honorary Regent Jean
Mann recounting the chap-
ter's history. Tresa Shaver,
with South East Guide Dogs
will introduce "Paws for
Patriots," the State Regent's
Project, with a guide dog
Luncheon is $15, check
payable to AIDAR at the door.
RSVP for the meeting by
today to 491-4691 or audnew-

Amelia Plantation Chapel
is partnering with the Amelia
Island Genealogical Society
to present a free 10-week
workshop on developing
genealogical and memoir
writing skills. The course is
dedicated to the memory of
Margery Freas and is support-
ed by the Freas Family
Foundation. The workshop
will be held in the chapel's
Fellowship Hall on Thursdays
from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 24-
Dec. 3. Pre-registration is
required by Sept. 17. Call
the chapel office at 277-4414.

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will


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meet Sept. 17 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Club at 11:30 a.m. State
Rep. Janet Adkins, who will
speak about the current state
of the Florida economy and
give an overview of the 2009
legislative session. All men
are invited. Tickets are $15 in
advance and $17 at the door.
Reservations, call Bob Keane
at 277-4590. For further infor-
mation visit www.mensnew-

The Amelia Island
Museum of History's next
3rd Friday on 3rd Street
presentation, Sept. 18 at 4
p.m., features a short docu-
mentary on the Korean War,
often called the Forgotten
War. After the film hear from
the director, producer and a
number of Korean War veter-
ans who were involved in the
making of the film.
As tensions rise on the
Korean peninsula today,
these men know the dangers
of a potential conflict with
Korea firsthand. Hear the
tales of hardship and heroism
from those who survived this
conflict and meet some of
America's true heroes.
Contact Alex at 261-7378, ext.

"Shrimp & Grits: The
Wild Georgia Shrimp
Festival" is Sept. 18-20 at
Jekyll Island, Ga. The festi-
val boasts amateur and pro-
fessional cooking competi-
tions, shrimp boat excursions,
shrimp eating contests, cook-
ing demonstrations, races,
entertainment and more.
Contact the Jekyll Island
Welcome Center at 1-877-4-
JEKYLL, or visit www.jekyllis-

The Terpsichorean
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 pro-
vided. 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-
becue 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,
and beer and wine from Cafe
Karibrew's brewpub will be
Deadline to buy tickets is
Sept. 14 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 call-
ing 277-0655.

Dogs and owners are invit-
ed to run, play, swim, and
show off their skills on a Rally
Obedience course together at
Dog Leg Productions kennel
in Nassauville. The next bi-
annual Dog Park Day is
Sept. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lunch will be provided and
local artist John Walsh will
play acoustic and contempo-

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rary music. Cost is $20 dona-
tion per family, cash or check
at the gate. All proceeds ben-
efit the Project CHANCE
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
Sept. 26 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center
auditorium, for toddlers to 22
years old.
New this year is a mother-
daughter competition. For
information call Kristen Perrett
at (904) 556-6044 or e-mail
missameliaislandclassic@ hot-
mail.com. The non-profit
academy offers free ballroom
dance classes to Nassau
County students.

Join Club 14 Fitness for
its second annual
Motorcycle Contest &
Tattoo Contest sponsored by
Beyond Taboo Tattoo, joined
by new sponsor the Doo Wop
Diner, on Sept. 26 from 5-9
p.m. The event is a Relay for
Life fundraiser.
There will be a DJ, cars
from the Amelia Cruizers, food
and refreshments, prizes, raf-
fles and trophies and a
bounce house and cotton
candy for the kids! Call
Kristen M. DeRoo at 206-
4414 or visit www.clubl 4fit-

The 12th Annual Greek
Festival is Oct. 9-11 at the
Special Events Field,
Castillo Drive, St.
Augustine. Authentic Greek
food and entertainment will be
The Greek Islanders band
will play live music all week-
end and the Nisiotes Greek
Dance Troupe will perform
authentic folk dances. Hours
are Friday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.,
Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and
Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Admission is $2 for adults and
free for those 16 and under.
Call (904) 829-0504 or visit

Nassau Humane Society
will host its Pasta for Paws
Annual Spaghetti Dinner
Oct. 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Tickets are $12.
Dinner includes salad,
spaghetti, bread, beverage
and dessert. Additional
desserts are $2. Takeout
available. There will be live
entertainment and a huge
silent auction. Tickets are on
sale at Red Bones Dog
Bakery, BarkAvenue and the
NHS Dog Park. Call Guy
Sasanfar at 206-4092 for

Experience a true slice of
old Florida as Amelia Island
Museum of History guides
take you through four histori-
cal pubs and share the stories
and legends these establish-
ments have been a part of.
Original Historic Pub
Crawl tickets are $25 and
include: a guided walking tour
through four taverns, a draft
beer, glass of wine or soda at
each of the stops on the tour
and a myriad of colorful and
interesting stories about the
city and pub's history.
The tours take place
Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
Reservations are required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105, orthea@ameliamu-

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


Norman Beim's comedy,
"Archie's Comeback," is the
opening production of
Fernandina Little Theatre's
18th season.
Believing that her husband
Archie drowned, Lily has
decided to remarry after
seven lonely years - but
suddenly, in pops Archie,
freshly rescued from a desert
island where he's been hav-

ing a wonderful time!
Performances are tonight
and Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m.;
tickets are $16 at The UPS
Store in the Publix shopping
center and at FLT, 1014
Beech St.

Amelia Community
Theatre presents "The Dixie
Swim Club," directed by
Barry Ralston and featuring
Celeste Amos, Wendy Gilvey,
Karen Harper, Linda McClane
and Kay Stephens.
Five Southern women,
who were once teammates on
their college swim team,

reunite every summer for a
weekend in August at a North
Carolina beach cottage. They
catch up, laugh, and meddle
in each other's lives. These
reunions continue for 33
years, proving that some
friendships last forever!
Performances are at 8
p.m. tonight and Sept. 12,
Sept. 17-19 and 24-26, and
at 2 p.m. Sept. 20. Tickets
are $17 adults and $10 stu-
dents and available at Amelia
Community Theatre, 209
Cedar St. Call 261-6749. Box
office hours are Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday, 11
a.m.-1 p.m., and two hours
before curtain.

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the classic Neil Simon
comedy "The Odd Couple"
at 4 p.m. Sept. 13 and 7 p.m.
Sept. 14 at 209 Cedar St.
Six men are needed to
portray Felix, Oscar and their
four poker buddies and
should appear to be in their
40's to 50's. Two women are
needed to play the Pigeon
Sisters who are in their 30's.
Sign up for a 10-minute audi-
tion time slot upon arrival, and
then audition individually. The
show is directed by Sinda
Nichols and performances will
be in February. Rehearsals
begin in December.
For information or to check
out a script, call the theater at

The Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra opens
its 2009-10 season with
Rodgers & Hammerstein's
"Oklahoma!" Sept. 18-20 in
the Jacoby Symphony Hall of
the Times-Union Center for
Performing Arts. Combining
the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra with the cast of
the Alhambra Theatre, this
musical tale of love, communi-
ty and patriotic passion, which
opened on Broadway in the
same decade that the
Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra was founded 60
years ago, is brought to life on
stage once again.
For tickets and information,
call the box office at (904)
354-5547 or visit jaxsympho-
ny.org. Tickets are $26, $31,
$41, $56, $66.

Amelia Island Film
Festival will hold its second
annual "Festival for
Filmmakers" Feb. 25-28 in
Fernandina Beach.
The AIFF is now accept-
ing films in the categories of
Feature (longer than 40 min-
utes), Short (1 minute and
shorter than 40 minutes),
Animation, Documentary,
Narrative Fiction, Other Than
English, Northeast Florida &
Southeast Georgia Special
Interest, Action, Adventure,
Comedy, Drama, Educational,
Horror, Musical, Romantic
Comedy, Satire Social Issue
and Sci-Fi. Do you have an
Amelia Island home video?
Organizers would love to see
it. Visit www.ameliaislandfilm-
festival.org to download the
application form.
Contact Tony McAdoo,
president, or Che Cantrell,
vice president, at (904) 335-
1110 or 753-0987.


The First Coast
Community Bank Show,
"Visual Rhythms," features
artwork by Island Art
Association members Carol
Beck, Rhonda Bristol,
Theresa Daily and Sandra
Pinneault. This show is open
during banking hours.

Island Art Association
member Suzi Sax and select-
ed works by the late Sid Sax,
in retrospect, will be on exhibit
at the Intercoastal Wine
Company, 10 N. Second St.,
during September and
The show is titled, "Bowl
of Lemons," the art of Sid
Sax and "the not-so-square-
mind" of Suzi Sax.

The Island Art
Association children's art
programs for September
include Mommy & Me (pre-k)
on Sept. 14 from 10-11 a.m.,
taught by Amber McHugh,
and Children's Art on Sept.
26,10-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-
12:15 p.m., taught by Diane

Children must be accom-
panied by a parent or caregiv-
er. Call the gallery at 261-
7020 to register.

Suzi Sax will teach a
stained and straight-line
bevel glass class on
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting in
early September.
This is a beginning course.
Participants will design and
make two hanging pieces to
take home.
Call 321-1330 to reserve a
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Local clubs join pillowcase project to cheer sick children

For the News Leader

The Amelia Island Quilt Guild
and the Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club have both come out in support
of ConKerr Cancer - A Case for
Smiles, according to Sylvia Hurst,
Nassau County coordinator.
"We are absolutely thrilled that
these two wonderful organizations
are helping our program," said
ConKerr Cancer provides bright,
colorful, fun pillowcases to children
hospitalized with cancer and other
serious illnesses, and supporting it

will be one of many projects the
Amelia Island Quilt Guild supports
annually. The AIQ Guild is well
known for its contributions to the
area. For every Habitat for
Humanity home built in Nassau
County, AIQ Guild has presented
the new owners with a quilt. At
September's meeting, the guild will
celebrate attaining their goal of 85
quilts made for the wounded war-
riors program known as Quilts of
Julie Robertson, president,
announced that the Woman's Club
has formed a ConKerr Cancer

Committee to function throughout
the year, helping in many ways -
sewing pillowcases; washing and
packaging them for delivery, as well
as obtaining fabric and donations for
purchasing fabric.
'The Amelia Island Quilt Guild
has scheduled two workshops to
make pillowcases," said Cynthia
Janney, AIQ President. Guild mem-
bers will meet from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on
Saturday and again from 6:30-9 p.m.
on Tuesday. Woman's Club mem-
bers will also join in these two work-
If you are not a member of either

of these organizations, and would
like to participate, you will be most
"ConKerr Cancer's goal is 100 to
150 pillowcases a month for Wolfson
Children's Hospital, and thanks to
the help of these two great organiza-
tions, I am confident we will be able
to accomplish this," said Hurst.
For more information on the
workshops, contact Cynthia Janney
at Cynthia.janney@era.com For
more information on ConKerr
Cancer, e-mail Sylvia Hurst at pillow-
casesforsmiles@comcast.net or call
or text (904) 753-1395.

'ConKerr Cancer's goal is
100 to 150 pillowcases a
month ... and thanks to the
help of these two great
organizations, lam confi-
dent we will be able to
accomplish this.'

Fashion show a fundraiser

For the News Leader

Women in Nassau
Helping Women in Need
(WIN WIN) is sponsoring A
Cup of Comfort Fashion
Show and Tea Party to bene-
fit Gerri's Corner on Sunday,
Sept. 20 from 2-4 pm. The
elegant Tea Party and
Fashion Show will be held at
Savannah Grand Assisted
Living at 1900 Amelia Trace
Court, off Sadler Road, in
Fernandina Beach.
Tickets are $30 in
advance ($35 at the door, if
available) at these locations:
* Eighth Street: Fifi's
Fine Resale
* Historic downtown:
Gauzeway and Pineapple
* Sadler Road:
* Harris Teeter shopping
plaza: Elizabeth's
* Palmetto Walk
Shopping Center: Heron's
Swim & Sport
Come out and applaud
the models for this event, as
they are all local cancer sur-
vivors. Jessica Miller of Fifi's
Fine Resale will emcee the
fashion show, and clothing
and accessories from Fifi's
Fine Resale, Elizabeth
Trading Company,
Patchington, Heron's Swim

Come out and
applaud the models
for this event, as they
are all local cancer

& Sport and Pineapple Patch
will be featured. Local make-
up artists and hair stylists
will help to make all of the
women even more gorgeous,
before they take the runway.
Also during the Tea Party
and Fashion Show, door
prizes will be raffled off.
Donations are now being
accepted for raffle items.
Local businesses are encour-
aged to donate items or gift
certificates promoting their
business. Donations are tax
deductible and greatly appre-
ciated to make this an excep-
tional event. To make a dona-
tion or assist with this event,
contact Diane at 548-9750.
Proceeds from the event
will benefit Gerri's Corner,
Fernandina's one-of-a-kind
cancer resource center.
Gerri's Corner is named
after Gerri Dadd, who lost
her 15-year battle with breast
cancer in November 2005.
Gerri's Corner is headed by

her sister, Chris Alznauer, a
Fernandina resident. It is
staffed entirely by volunteers
and is a non-profit resource
center for Nassau County
women, their families and
friends, who are facing can-
cer. The Gerri Dadd
Foundation is a 501 (c)3
organization, and donations
are tax deductible.
Gerri's Corner contains
an extensive lending library
that provides valuable infor-
mation on various forms of
cancer, from pre-treatment to
ongoing problems, concerns
and side effects. The center
also provides wigs, headlin-
ers, sleep caps and hair
pieces, free of charge.
In addition, women
undergoing chemotherapy
are given a gift bag that
includes handmade comfort
pillows, afghans, special
bears, memo books and
other items. The theme of
Gerri's Corner is "sharing
beauty and spreading hope."
Although the resource
center has no religious affili-
ation, it is located in a room
at Maxwell Hall, donated for
this use by the Memorial
United Methodist Church on
North Sixth Street,
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation on Gerri's Corner,
call 277-0099.


Annie is looking for you. An "Annie The Musical" the-
atrical talent search will be held Saturday, Sept. 19 from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Fernandina Beach Middle School
auditorium. Can your dog act? Does he/she look like
Sandy? If so, come to the FBMS auditorium and show
off your dog's talent. Your dog must have a current shots
record, be a non-biter and be kid-friendly. Two trainers
must be present at all performances. For information
call Judy Tipton at FBMS at 491-7938.
Performances of "Annie" will be held Oct. 9-11.
Tipton is the director, Mary Eagen, stage manager,
Rene6 Thompson, executive producer, Jim Tipton, set
design, and Jayme Tipton, choreographer. All proceeds
from this production will benefit the Communities in
Schools program in Nassau County.

FINAL Continued from 1B
Center and two Amelia
Island concerts Feb. 5-6.
The Feb. 5 performance
will be a free community
event. The mini-festival also
is supported by the Amelia
Island Tourist Development
For the February mini-
festival, Christopher Rex,
artistic and general direc-
tor, is planning to bring the
Georgian Chamber Players,
with guests Andres Diaz,
cellist, and Hsin-Yun
Huang, violist, to perform
music by Boccherini,
Dvorak and Strauss.
The Georgian Chamber
Players include Rex, Amy
Schwartz Moretti, Beth
Newdome and Reid Harris.
The $3,000 grant from
Target will partially under-
write a free family concert
during the festival's 2010
season in May.
The Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival is
a not-for-profit, tax-exempt
organization under Section
501(c) (3) of the Internal
Revenue Code.
Entering its ninth sea-
son, the festival is dedicat-
ed to bringing classical
music at the highest level
to the general public,
schools and senior centers
of Amelia Island and sur-
rounding communities of
Northeast Florida.


+ Authors wanted
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, PO. Box 824,
Amelia Island, FL 32035.

poems. Be
prepared to
read and dis-
cuss your
work. For _
contact Cara
at www.wordsmythe@net-

Book signing
Ben Walker will hold a

book signing for his novel, Jacksonville, (904) 996-0325. Jacksonville will present its
Winds of the South, at Books Paul R. May will speak on Seventh Annual Family
Plus, 107 Centre St., on Sept. Organizational Strategies for Literacy Fair for residents of
19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Novel Revision and Robyn Duval and Nassau counties at
Gioia will walk members the college's North Campus,
Children'swriters through using Wikis. The 4501 Capper Road in
group is free and open to the Jacksonville on Sept. 19 from
The Society of Children's public. Contact Janet Walter 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is free and
Book Writers & Illustrators at jgwalter@comcast.net. open to the public.
will meet Sept. 19 from 1-3 The fair will feature inter-
p.m. at the Southeast Literacyfair active games and music, face
Regional Library, 10599 painting, JSO equipment, Mr.
Deerwood Park Blvd, Florida State College at 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
available. Lunch will be pro-
For more information call
(904) 766-6553.

Book signing
American Beach author
Annette Myers be at Books
Plus, 107 Centre St., Sept. 12
from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Book
signing will be for The
Shrinking Sands of an African
American Beach (written for
the preservation of Florida's
historic resources) and her
new book, The Big Sand Dune
and the Beach Lady, written
for children to adults 100-
plus. Contact the author at
261-4396 or visit www. high-

Florida Writers
The Florida Writers will
meet at the Florida House
Inn, 22 South Third St., at 6
p.m. Sept. 15. Local author of
Amelia's Secrets and Ghosts of
Amelia & Other Tales,
Maggie Carter de Vries, will
present a seminar on "The 10
Most Common Mistakes
Writers Make" and "Word
Train." This is a dinner meet-
ing (dinner not required to
attend). RSVP for dinner to
Maggie at 321-6180.

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



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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Commercial/Retail
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 Mobile Homes 865 Warehouse
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Boats & Trailers 808 Off Island/Yulee 853 Mobile Home Lots 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 901 Automobiles
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartments-Furnished 903 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreation Vehicles 811 Commercial/Retail 856 Apartments-Unfurn. 904 Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions 705 Computers & Supplies 812 Property Exchange 857 Condos-Furnished 905 Commercial


102 Lost & Found I
lbs lost from 21 N. 19th St.,
Fernandina Beach 9/1/09. If found
please call (904)261-7729.

201 Help Wanted

LMT Position Available - in
expanding Chiropractic & Wellness
Center. 2 years minimum experience
required. Please call (912)882-8888.

shopping center. Please just drop in experience. Send resume to:
drop box in front of Post Office. sk@kennedy electricqroup.com or call
. . ..- U .- - I.-. -- . .-.- -- - (904)631-1813.

If You Have Lost Your Pet - please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
front de-clawed, (special needs).
Barnwell Rd. area. (904)491-8646

104 Personals
CRIMINAL RECORD? - Misdemeanor,
felony? Have them expunged for
$99.95, 30 to 60 days including DUI's.
Get a fresh start today. (800)621-4889
24/7 days. ANF

105 Public Notice

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

Earn while you learn! If you are 55 or
older, unemployed, and a resident of
Nassau County, we may have a training
and/or employment opportunity right
for you. Call Experience Works today
for more details! (904)353-2301

1 201 Help Wanted
has a career opportunity for a full-
time Business Administrative
Technology Instructor. Also, other
part-time instructional positions
are available. Interviewing now! Visit
www.okefenokeetech.edu, click the tab
"About OTC", and then "OTC
Employment" for a detailed position
description and application information.
Okefenokee Technical College is an
EO/AA Employer.
looking for a motivated individual to
join our team. The qualified applicant
will be a self starter and detail
oriented, able to work independently
and multi-task. Must have data entry
& computer experience including
Microsoft Word and Excel. A/R
experience a plus. This is a permanent
full-time position with benefits - Health
Insurance, 401K and Vacation. Send
your resume with references to:
Attn: Hiring Manager P.O. Box 766-H,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035-0766.
Appointments will be scheduled.
THE GOLF CLUB of Amelia Island is
seeking a line cook/banquet cook for
part time position, could lead to full
time. Excellent working environment
with top pay scale. Please apply in
person at The Golf Club of Amelia
Island 4700 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL (904)277-8015.

bUUuiryaUU IoJdprinIuieLb
1&2 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $630-$750
Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103

0Yulee Villas 5
1,2&3 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $585-$705
Must move in by 9/30/09
Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
850766 US Hwy 17 South, Yulee 8
(904) 225-5810

I 01 Help Wanted I

Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
accepting resumes for a temporary 7
month clinical counselor position at
Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base Fleet
and Family Support Center, Kings Bay,
GA. Candidates must have an LCSW,
LMFT or LMHC to provide clinical
services, but licensure does not have
to be from State of Georgia. For more
info (912)573-3624 or fax resume to
wk accelerated program. Hands on
environment. State of the Art lab.
Nationwide certifications & local job
placement assistance. Call now
(877)994-9904. ANF
LOCAL CPA FIRM - needs energetic
individual to head new audit/review
department. CPA license required. Call
(904)277-0009 or fax resume to
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204 Work Wanted
EQUIPMENT - We'll pick up. (904)
879-1535 or (904)237-5293
FOLD - 2 locations. FB 277-2451 &
Yulee 548-1141. Six pants special:
Bring in 6 hems, get one free.

1 206 Child Care
licensed, Christian, in-home daycare.
All meals & snacks provided. Plenty of
love & attention in a learning environ-
ment. Provider maintains a current
nursing license. Hours 7am-6pm Mon-
Fri. For more info call 415-1058.

207 Business
OR TEEN STORE - from $51,000
worldwide. 100% turnkey. Call now
(800)518-3064, www.drss6.com. ANF
ALL CASH VENDING - Do you earn
$800/day? 25 local machines & candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
Call us: We will not be undersold! ANF

301 Schools &
high paying Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified - Housing
available. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (888) 349-5387. ANF
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
computers, criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (866)858-
2121, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

503 Pets/Supplies
males, 1 female. (904)289-4848

504 Services
DI'S PET SITTING - Full service in-
home pet sitting/walking service. Call

601 Garage Sales
BIG YARD SALE - at Christ Fellowship
Church. Sat. 9/12, 9am-2pm. 17982
N. Main St., Jacksonville. Selling hot
dog dinners w/drink & dessert for

I 601 Garage Sales

Saturday mornings at Centre & 7th
9am - 1pm
SALE - Sat. 9/12, 9am-? 2139 Egret
Lane, FB, off Citrona Ave., near YMCA.
Furniture, clothes, housewares, vintage
items, collectables, lots & LOTS more.
This is the place to be!!!
Sat. 8/12 & Sun. 8/13, 8am-? 1789
Hammock Ct., 4999 Parkway Subd.
FRI. & SAT. - 8am-lpm. 682 Spanish
Way E. KS bed, washer, gym equip.,
cookware, love seat, kitchenware,
antique brass bed, books, clothes, yard
equip. patio table & chairs, coffee
tables, dressers, vacuum cleaner.

601 Garage Sales
at Cartesian Point Subdivision off
William Burgess Blvd. in Yulee. Sat.
9/12, 7:30am-2pm.
4 FAMILIES - Sat. 9/12, 8:30-1.
75156 Ravenwood Dr., Yulee, Imi west
of 1-95, Timbercreek. Gas grill, furn,
housewares, electronics, clothes, de-
cor, books, antiques, bedspreads, free-
bies. vhaskew@yahoo.com, 753-2852

YARD SALE - Fri. & Sat., 9am-4pm.
205 S. 15th St. Name brand clothes
kid's to adult, collectibles, sport cards,
Nascar, coins, figures, comic books,
records, CDs, movies. All priced to go.
SAT. 9/12 - 8am-12pm. No early
birds. 942091 Old Nassauville Rd.
Estate items, electronics, sound
system, lots of household items.
GARAGE SALE - Corner of Midway &
A1A. Moving sale. Kids items, videos,
large variety of items. Sat. 9/12, 8am-
SAT., SEPT. 12TH, 8AM to 12NOON.
Large variety of items. 76199 Tideview
Lane (Yulee). Just West of 1-95, turn
into Timbercreek Plantation, make next
YARD SALE - Sat. 9/12, 8am-2pm.
23871 Flora Parke Blvd. (Flora Parke
Subd). Some furniture, craft items
(including scrap booking items), office
furniture, porcelain dolls, & other
miscellaneous items. (904)491-4599

602 Articles for Sale
DIAPER CAKES - $35 to $60. Makes a
great baby shower gift. Free delivery
Calvert 4 re-use package, $200. Call

1 603 Miscellaneous
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.
(888)468-5964. ANF

610 Air Conditioners

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

111615 Building MaterialsI

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.
www.GulfCoastSupply.com. ANF

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

804 Amelia Island Homes
brick home on island. 100' X 100'
fenced yard, 2-car detached garage.
$165,000/OBO. Call (904) 261-7982.

805 Beaches
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
fully furnished, 3rd floor end unit. Best
view in Sand Dollar Villa complex.
$399K. Call (904) 234-8986.

1 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
ORTEGA LANDING - Waterfront con-
dos & marina on Ortega River in Jacks-
onville, FL. 3BR/3BA condos approx
2600sf from $999K. Pvt elevator acc-
ess, covered parking, GE Monogram
appl's, 9' ceilings. Marina slip member-
ships & leasing avail. (800) 800-0895,
www.visitortegalanding.com ANF

1 808 Off Island/Yulee
NEW 3BR/2BA - 2270sf, 2-car
garage, on 1/2 acre. Granite counter-
tops, oak cabinets, tile floors, crown
molding, covered lanai. Custom built.
Owner financing possible with down
payment at 6% fixed. (904)753-2155

1 809 Lots
* Lot 29 - Beachwood Rd. near tennis
center & beach club, great location,
* Lots 13 & 14 - Sound Point, deep
water, best deal on Plantation,
* Lot 101 - Belted Kingfisher, wooded
patio lot, very private, $248,000.
Call (904)545-3017 for more details.

1 811 Commercial/Retail
OFFICE CONDO - Beautifully decorat-
ed. Will sell furnished or unfurnished.
$295,000. (904)993-6793

S817 Other Areas
AUCTION - 16 residential lots ranging
from .39� acres to 5.68� acres in
beautiful Roan Mountain, TN. 3 lots to
be offered absolute. (800)257-4161,
higgenbotham.com. ANF



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860 Homes-Unfurnished
4BR/2BA/2-CAR GARAGE - 76097
Tideview Lane, TimberCreek, 1 mile
west of 1-95 on AIA, $1350/mo.
HOUSE FOR RENT - South end of
Island. Large, private backyard,
3BR/2.5BA. $1500/mo. References
required. Call Tammy, 321-2394.
BEACH - 4/2, 1452sf. 3454 First
Avenue. $1375/mo. Call Don Brown
Realty 225-5510 or 571-7177
ON ISLAND - 3BR/2BA w/large family
room & fenced backyard on south end
of island. Available 9/1 at $1375 +
utilities, flexible terms. (904)753-

1861 Vacation RentalsI
VACATION CHALET - in N. Carolina
Mtns. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495/wk. or $95/day. (904)757-5416
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
- near Cherokee. Sleeps 8-10. $500/
week. Enjoy North Carolina seasons
changing leaves. (904)261-5195.
home. 3BR/2BA, 2-car gar., gated
comm w/pool, 5 min/beach. Avail Sept-
Nov. 261-6204, 206-0035

Very nice, 2 BD, 2BA private
condo af Amelia Landings -
off Sadler Road.
Pool, tennis, washer &
dryer included.
Available now.

863 Office
3 ROOM OFFICE SUITE - utilities
furnished. $625/mo. 2382 Sadler Rd.
behind Amelia Insurance. Call George,
town & 14th Street. 150sf to 1500sf.
Galphin R/E Svc. (904)277-6597

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.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE - Great location.
Lobby, reception, 3 offices, conference
room, kitchen, & bathroom. $2200/mo.
Office Space - includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
more information.

Propeties Ic Dorothty Trent
Surfside Properties, Inc. Realtor

864 Commercial/RetailI
ft. 463179 AIA, Yulee. Permits avail-
able for alcoholic beverages. (904)
OFFICE/RETAIL - 1065 sq. ft.
$1,000/mo. Corner Kelp and S. 8th. St.
(formerly David's Alterations).
ACRealty 261-2770.
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate

901 Automobiles I
Acura Integra - '98 $500. Honda
Civic '01 $550. Nissan Altima '99 $500.
Toyota Corolla '02 $500. Police
Impounds. For listings call (800)366-
9813 ext 9275. ANF

902 Trucks
FSBO - '91 Dodge PU $2500. '94
Dodge PU $600. '00 Chevy Blazer
$5900. '99 GMC PU $6900. '95 Dodge
$2900. All running. 261-5034.

1925 S. 14T St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700
Property Management Larry Coleman
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* 340-B N. Fletcher, 2BR/2BA, 2 blocks
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* 531 S. 8th Street, upstairs apt.
2BR/1 BA $600/mo.
* 210 S. 10th Street, close to downtown,
2BR/1 BA $600/mo.
* 86356 Calloway Dr. 3BR/1 BA
block home $750/mo.
* 85399 Brooke St., 3BR/2BA mobile home.
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* 2137 Nature's Gate Ct.,3BR/2BA
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* 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., 2/1, $900/mo. + util.,
security deposit $1,000.
*4BR/2.5BA Very nice 2500 sq.ft.
home at Florence Point $1,450/mo.
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* 3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island
with beautiful view of Egans Creek.
$ 1,850/mo. + Util. Avail Sept. I'o
* 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.
S514 S. 14th St. - 3BR/I BA $875/mo.
+ util. security deposit $1,000.
* 619 S. 14th St. 3BR/I BA $975/mo.
+ util. Security deposit of $1,000.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck-Oceanview $1,000/mo.
+ util.
* 3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
garage. Like new with a partial
ocean view $1,150/mo + util.
* 1602 Inverness R.d - 3BR/2BA
$1,200/mo + util.
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* 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.
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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
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852 Mobile Homes
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
3BR/2BA DWMH - Private lot, Middle
Rd. Callahan area. $750/mo. + $700
dep. Credit check req'd. No Smoking.
Service Animals ONLY. 904-879-1022
3BR/2BA NEW HOME - for rent.
$1400/mo. + $1400 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
rent - 3/2 DW - $850. Large 2/3 w/
garage - Nassauville, $850. 2/1 SW -
Chester Rd., $650. (904) 206-3423.
2BR/1.5BA SWMH - on large
waterfront lot. Near 195. W/D incl.
$700/mo + $700 dep. Call (904)277-
2BR/1BA - $600/mo. + $300 security
deposit. Call (904)753-1691.

854 Rooms
ROOM FOR RENT - Call 261-5621.
ON ISLAND - Furnished room for rent.
2 blocks from beach. TV, cable,
Internet, washer/dryer use, refriger-
ator use. Non-smoking home. Must like
dogs. $550/mo. (904)468-0081

855 Apartments

At Beach Remodeled - Sm effic.
$145/wk. Incl utils/cable. Also on
island 2BR MH in park $185
weekly/$695 mo + dep. 261-5034
Completely furnished, H.W. floors,
private access to beach. Lg. deck.
$950/mo. 261-5069 or 583-1675
SMALL 1BR APT. - in Nassauville.
Furnished. Twin bed, electricity, A/C,
DirecTV. $650/mo. + $650 deposit.
Cute, cozy, quiet & in good neighbor-
hood. Service animals only. References
required. Please call (904)206-3241, &
leave message.
OCEANFRONT - 3BR/1BA fully furn-
ished apt., upstairs with large porch.
Ocean views from every room. Incl.
water, sewer and trash. N/S. $1,200/
mo. + sec. dep. 261-6841 for appt.

ENTRANCE. Must be clean. No
smoking. Dock for sunning or fishing.
Utilities & cable included. $700/mo. +
dep.&refs. (904)556-1401
OCEANFRONT 1BR - $675, utilities
included. Service Animals only.
Available Sept. 1st. (847)867-3163

856 Apartments

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
2BR/1BA - Near beach. $675/mo. +
$675 dep. Water & trach included. Call

For Rent - 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt.
Newly rebuilt. CH&A, stove, refrig.,
d/w, carpet. $795/mo. + dep. & ref's.
828 Nottingham Dr. (904)261-3035
$725/MO - 3BR/1BA. 402 S. 11th
Street. $725/mo. Call 753-0256.
HUD HOMES - 4BR/3BA $217/mo.
3BR only $199/mo. Stop renting. 5%
dwn, 15 yrs @ 8% apr. For listings
(800)366-9783 x5669. ANF
925 TARPON AVE. - North Pointe
2BR/2.5BA townhouse. $895. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
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
SMALL 1BR - at the beach. Quiet. No
smoking. References, deposit required.
$500/mo. (904)335-1665
2BR/2.5BA 2-STORY LOFT - w/
bonus room, 2-car garage, W/D
hookup. Pets OK. $1200/mo. Available
8/1. (904)662-2360
705 WHITE ST. - Gorgeous views of
the Amelia River. 2BR/1BA, CH&A, W/D
hookup. Very spacious. $875/mo. +
$875 sec. dep. Available 9/16. SWG
inc. 261-3158
2BR/1.5BA 2-STORY - $800/mo.
Includes water. Call (912)322-2542.

858 Condos-Unfurnished
garage, pool, tennis, pet submit,
reference req'd. $925/mo. (904)556-
2BR/1.5BA CONDO - 1.5 blocks from
beach. Completely renovated!
Amenities incl. $875/mo + sec dep.
Call 912-269-3960.
RENT 3/2 - Like new. Forest Ridge.
$985. Call 753-0807.
starting at $825/mo. 3BR/2BA starting
at $900/mo. (904)277-1983
3 STORY - new, 2800 sq ft Amelia
townhome close to beach - 3BR's + 2
study areas, sitting area in MBR, 3.5
bath with 2 car attached garage,
patios, inside home elevator. Rent on a
lease; will consider a lease purchase.
Non-smoking please. $1,500 monthly
- first, last and deposit upfront 904
962-7477 or 904-827-9900
NOW LEASING - Cape Sound Town-
homes from $1400/mo. Darlington
Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030
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!

860 Homes-Unfurnished
Spacious & super clean 3BR/2BA on
.25 acre, with screened in porch &
fenced back yard. $1220/mo.
3BR/2BA, 2306sf, lakefront. Avail 10/1.
$1250/mo. + dep. Contact Carol Baber,
Century 21 (904)261-3077.
FOR RENT - 1405 Beech, 3BR/2BA,
newly remodeled, $1050/mo. Also,
3BR/2.5BA condo, Stoney Creek,
$1150/mo. (904)556-5493

SI NICE 3BR HOME - for rent on Island.
857 Condos-Furnished $950. Call (904)206-1370. Licensed
Ih e IReal Estate Agent.

Amelia Island Plantation. $1200/mo.
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.
1BR/1BA - New wall-to-wall
carpeting. New appliances, freshly
painted. $750/mo includes water. Avail.
10/1. (518)469-3773
THE COLONY - 4830 Gulfstream Ct.
2BR/2BA, fully furnished including Wifi,
cable, long distance calling. $1250/mo.
Contact phone # (904)838-1969 .
condo, 2BR/2BA. $900/wk. Monthly
rate. Reduced price. Call (708)612-
6106 or (708)692-6106.

Features include:
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 $675.00 per month
*Some features not available in all units

Less than 2 miles from the beach and you can walk to the shops
& restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia Center!

04 UAKY! (904) 261-0791

A Bank Repo - 5BR/4BA $317/mo.
3BR foreclosure $199/mo. 5% dn 15
yrs @ 8% apr. For listings (800)366-
9783 ext 5853. ANF
w/closed-in lanai, 2-car garage,
fenced-in backyard w/large shed.
$1125/mo. + dep. No smoking.
Credit check. (904)430-2605
3BR/2BA - 1800 sq.ft. Tile floors,
gorgeous fenced yard, all appliances.
2046 Marlin CT. $1400/mo. + dep.

Waterfront Bells River Estates -
New 2800sf concrete blk home. 4/3
w/master up & down, gourmet kitchen,
2-car gar. $1395/mo. (904)860-5564
NORTH HAMPTON - 3/2.5, 1950sf.
85001 Wainscott Ct. $1625/mo. Call
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*95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with cov-
ered patio and well maintained lawn. Home has separate
dining and fireplace in living room. $1595
* 4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Side South) - 3BR/2BA
Located in prestigious gated community where amenities
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* 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 bes i i.... i. . Point Plantation
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* 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, located close to beach, schools and shopping. Master
bedroom and bathroom located on first floor, 3 bedrooms
and bath upstairs with i .... ..... ... formal din-
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* 422 S. Fifth St - 3BR/2BA Charming 1940s cottage close
to Historic District. Only 4 blocks from Centre Street.
( mpler'tl remnodeled inside and out with heart of pine
:i i. 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 bedroom. Two car garage. Water
and lawn maintenance included. $1800
* 84164 St. Paul Blvd - 3BR/ 2BA home in Lofton Oaks.
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$699,000 - Sandpiper Loop - MLS#49621
4BR/4BA, 2,693 s.f.Townhome
Nip Galphin - 277-6597

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Fernandina Cay - MLS# 43544
/3BA - Great Ocean View
ip Galphin - 277-6597

* 95140 Hither Hills Way - 3BR/2BA Great home on the #2
Green in the North Hampton Golf Community with club
house/aquatic center, basketball/tennis court, outpost on
Lofton Creek with canoe/kayak lunch and pavilion.
, 1,. , .1, ., . ,ble television, High Speed Internet,
..! ,,.i ,.I . .... i System included. $1400
* 96332 Abaco Island - 3BR/ 2BA Beautiful home located
in Nassau lakes just off the Islan 1 i i , ....;,,. relax-
ing on the covered patio. Home .. ... . , .... ranite
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 (Ocean Dunes)- 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. $2,475
* 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
* 31135 Paradise Commons #621 (Amelia Lakes) - 2BR/
2BA Upstairs unit in "pr'l community . Wood burning fire-
place in living room, .11 ,.. closets, screened balcony over-
looking pond. $925
* 2700 Mizell 401B - 3BR/2BA in Amelia Woods. Fully
furnished unit overlooking community pool and tennis
court. 3 month lease minimum. $1100
* 2811 Atlantic Ave Unit 201 (Fernandina Cay) -
3BR/: ! . ... ,,iii ,,1 i.... . I. . I with great ocean views.
Privale.. i., ,,,, ...i i-,I ..I foyer. Nice upgrades
throughout including crown molding, Corian countertops,
r . .1. 1i,1,, . double oven in large kitchen and plenty
01i , ,. ,11 across the street to beach and Main
Beach Park. $1895

$340,000 - Reserve Court - MLS#95069
4BR/2BA in Reserve at Old Bluff
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$595,000 - S. Fletcher, 50' Beach Lot - MLS# 45255
Buy now, Build later, use of existing home
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$425,000 - S. Fletcher Lot - 50'xlO10'
Ready to build - Plans Available 2700 s.f.
Brad Goble - 261-6166

$199,500 - Timber Greek PLantation - MLS#50131
2,307 sq.ft. Brick/Stucco, SS Appliances,
Brad Goble - 261-6166

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918 White -1040 sq. ft. 2BR/3BAwith loft. 96113 Ridgewood - 2332 sq. ft. 4BRV3BA
Hardwood floors, granite countertops, home located in Lofton Pointe. Bonus
commercial kitchen. Wrap around porch with room with full bath up. fenced backyard
beautifuiA backyard. Pets allowed. W/D. On and covered patio. large master suite
Island. $1,400/mo down. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,395/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. $2,050/mo

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. $1,995/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 Island. $1,750/mo

1832 Ocean Village - 1944 sq. ft. 2BR/2.5BA home located in
Ocean Village. 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 - 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. $1,550/mo

330 S. 7th - 3BR/2BA Built in 1929 and completely renovated.
Master suite upstairs, upgraded kitchen. Within walking
distance of Centre Street. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,450/mo

918 White -1040 sq. ft. 2BR/3BA with loft Hardwood floors,
granite countertops, commercial kitchen. Wrap around porch
with beautiful back yard. Pets allowed. WD. On Island.

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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

96113 Ridgewood - 2332 sq. ft. 4BR/3BAhome located in
Lofton Pointe. Bonus room with full bath up. fenced
backyard and covered patio. Large master suite down. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,395/mo

86059 Remsenburg- 1500 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA located in North
Hampton. Large back yard. Internet included. Half off one
month lease with 12 month lease. Pets allowed. Off Island.

86624 Cartesian Pointe - 1890 sq ft 3 BR/2 BA home with
large fenced in backyard. Covered oversized patio with hot
tub. Living room and family Room. 2 car garage. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,295/mo

23626 Flora Parke - 1607 sq. ft. 4BR/2BA located in Flora
Parke. Covered patio with preserve area in back. First month
free rent with 12 month lease. W/D and Lawn care. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,250/mo

1548 Penbrook - 3BR/2BA home with sunroom and fenced
in backyard. Centrally located. $1,200/mo

76087 Long Pond Loop -1590 sq ft; 3BR/2BA home located
in Cartesian Point with fenced backyard. Ceiling fans
throughout. Covered lanai. Security and irrigation. Includes
W/D. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,175/mo

823 N. Fletcher- 1960 sq. ft.2BR/1BA furnished upstairs
condo. Ocean viewwith sunroom. Half month free with 12
month renewal. Pets allowed. Water included. On Island.

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

86317 Callaway- 1000 sq ft 2BR/1BA house on large lot.
Wood floors with updated kitchen. Pets allowed. Off Island.

939 N. Fletcher (Downstairs) - 2BR/1BA just steps from the
beach. Pets allowed. On Island. $650/mo

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