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HEATHER A. PERRY
Allyn Graves, director of School
Food Service for the Nassau County
School Board, is all about making
Graves says it helps that the
Nassau County School Board belongs
to a buying group.
"A lot of testing is done by member
districts to determine what is avail-
able from our food provider. We also
try to test new items with the students
for their approval of the items before
we menu it."
"Students like good food. They are
happy with healthy choices if it tastes
good. Some items such as Shepherd's
Pie remain favorites for many years."
With only 20-25 vegetarians in the
district, Graves said items such as sal-
ads, sandwiches and cheese dishes
are available to students eliminating
meat from their diet and that those
who prepare the meal are happy to
leave the meat out of the spaghetti
sauce upon request.
As for students with food allergies
such as peanuts, etc., schools try to
maintain one table as "peanut butter
free" in the lunchroom.
Healthy alternatives are widely
available on school menus. Low fat
and low sodium dishes and salad
dressings are offered, along with fresh
fruits and vegetables. Health con-
scious diners will be glad to know
nothing is fried.
Soda and candies were long gone
by the time Graves took the reins as
director six years ago.
"We offer more whole wheat
(including pizza crusts and cookies)
and more varieties of fruits and veg-
etables. Salads are offered every day
at every school and have been for the
past six years."
As for items in school vending
machines, a ratio of 35-10-35 is applied.
That is, no item has more than 35
percent of calories from fat; more than
10 percent of fat is from saturated fat;
and no more than 35 percent of weight
can be from sugar.
In terms of cost, Graves said she
has seen an increase in the number of
students who qualify for the free or
SCHOOL Continued on 3A
PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Pam Fillingim, top, gets ready to set out a batch of baked chicken
in the Yulee Middle School lunchroom. First in line for lunch at
Yulee Middle School are Dustin Ray, Ryan Sephestine, Dedrick
Hightower and Andrew Coleman, above.
land sales out
of city budget
News Leader ' r dti tr A ,,"
Local residents, worn down by the
faltering economy, made it clear at
Tuesday's city budget hearing they
were not happy with the city's 2009-10
Tuesday's meeting was the first of
two hearings before the budget is final-
ized for the new fiscal year, which
begins Oct. 1.
The sometimes-unruly crowd was
so adamant, in fact, that at the end of
the meeting commissioners made two
immediate amendments to the city
budget. One removes all revenues and
expenses associated with parking
meters or kiosks anywhere in the city
in the coming fiscal year. The second
removes revenues associated with
sales of city-owned land.
According to city documents, a
dozen or so city-owned parcels, which
reverted to the city because of unpaid
taxes, may have brought in $1 million
to city coffers. And, while it would have
cost about $120,000 for a parking kiosk
"pilot program," it was estimated that
paid parking could have brought in
about $300,000 annually.
Those two revenue sources are no
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Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners will meet at 3 p.m.
Monday at City Hall, 204 Ash St.,
to hear from the public and vote
on the city budget to correct any
perceived errors from their
Tuesday budget hearing. The final
public hearing before the city
budget is adopted is Tuesday at
5:05 p.m. at City Hall. Story, 3A
longer part of the city's budget. City
Finance Director Patti Clifford said
after the meeting the city "never need-
ed those two revenue sources to bal-
ance the budget," and that general fund
reserves, at about 24 percent, "are still
within the guidelines we are trying to
Tuesday's action will be ratified
again Monday because the commis-
sion approved the amendments but
never actually took a final vote on the
Nor are the parking fees and land
sales issues dead. They could be
CITY Continued on 3A
OSHA fines Smurfit
after worker's death
The federal Occupational Safety
and Health Administration has pro-
posed $19,325 in penalties for Smurfit-
Stone Container Corp. following the
March 10 death of a worker at its
Fernandina Beach mill.
According to a citation and notifi-
cation of penalty issued Aug. 28,
OSHA found 16 safety violations, 14
of which were deemed serious, after
a four-month inspection that started
a day after the apparent electrocution
of employee Daniel Madison Bowen
Three of the serious violations and
two lesser violations cited as taking
place "on or about March 10" involved
electrical hazards, including not de-
energizing live parts to which an
employee could be exposed.
In one instance, the violation reads,
"an employee reaching inside the panel
box did not de-energize the electricity
prior to working near the energized
parts, exposing himself to a 2,400 volt
In two "other-than-serious" viola-
tions, covers for electrical boxes rated
at 2,400 volts were not permanently
marked "high voltage."
Smurfit-Stone has 15 business days
DEATH Continued on 3A
Gotta have it?2,010 calories,
131 gramsfat, 153 grams sugar
My editor seems to take a per-
verse delight in assigning me stories
that shatter my innocence, terrify
me, or leave me a quivering shell of
the man I once was. Last year, for
instance, he made me spend two
nights in haunted houses - one of
those nights alone. If there's a crazy
person to be interviewed, I'm the one
that does it. Rest assured, if Apollo
Creed ever comes to town challeng-
ing reporters to go the distance with
him, I will be the guy assigned to
climb into the ring.
So when I got an e-mail assign-
ing me a "fun summer story," I was
understandably afraid to open it. But
men of my line laugh in the face of
fear, so I double-clicked the e-mail
and waited to see what popped up.
Turns out I was right to be afraid.
The "fun summer story" idea was for
me to write a feature about Cold
Stone Creamery's PB&C Shake. The
large (or "Gotta Have It", in Cold
Stone parlance) size of this choco-
late-and-peanut-butter delight has
been named the worst drink in
America by Men's Health Magazine.
It contains, according to men-
shealth.com, 2,010 calories, 131
grams of fat (68 of those grams sat-
urated) and 153 grams of sugar.
For those of you keeping score,
that's more sugar than 12 Fudgsicles,
more calories than 37 Oreos, as much
fat as a stick and a half of butter and
more saturated fat than nearly 20
large orders of McDonald's French
fries - again, all according to Men's
My editor could not have mur-
dered my happiness more thor-
oughly had he ordered me to go out
and shoot a unicorn. You see, the
Cold Stone Creamery PB&C Shake
is my absolute favorite drink in the
MILKSHAKE Continued on 4A
Cold Stone Creamery's "Gotta
Have It" PB&C Shake has been
named "the worst drink in
BIG GATOR FAN
Abbie Barnard, 8, a
Emma Love Hardee
shows off a towel
that University of
Tim Tebow gave her
after Saturday's vic-
tory over Troy
and older sister
themselves at the
bottom of the east
stands to get a high-
five from Tebow as
he worked his way to
the tunnel after the
game. They got their
high-five and Tebow
gave Abbie the towel
off the front of his
"cried for half an
hour after it hap-
pened and said it
was 'the happiest
day of my life,'" her
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50 YEARS AGO
The Pirate football season
was set to open in
Gainesville with a game
against P.K Yonge.
September 17, 1959
25 YEARS AGO
The city commission
signed a 40-year develop-
ment and lease agreement
allowing Centre Street
Waterfront Group to reno-
vate and expand the city
September 19, 1984
10 YEARS AGO
Fourteen local investors
were under contract to buy
10 of 22 acres at the site of a
proposed Wal-Mart Super-
center on Amelia Island.
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Dr. Dennis Andrew George,
46, passed away at his home in
Jacksonville, Florida on
September 4, 2009 after a coura-
geous battle with cancer. He is
the loving son of Ferris (Bo)
and Joan George of Bowie, MD
and a devoted physician.
He is survived by his sib-
lings and their families, Ferris
Jr. (Bo) and Rita, Timothy
Gregory and Leslye, Jeffrey and
Melinda, and Maryanne and
John DeMaio as well as many
others who loved and respected
him, including nieces, nephews,
aunts and uncles, two great
aunts, many cousins and many
A memorial service will be
held at the Springhill Baptist
Church, 3811 Old Nassauville
Road, Fernandina Beach, Fl on
Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 at 7
PM. There will be a pre-serv-
ice visitation beginning at 6:30.
Memorial contributions may
be made in memory of Dr.
Dennis A. George to John
Hopkins Kimmel Cancer
Center, 100 North Charles
Street, Suite 234, Baltimore,
MD 21201 or online at
Corey Kerlin Funeral Home
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Mr. Wayne Hamilton, age 43,
of Fernandina Beach, Florida
passed away on Tuesday after-
noon, September 15,2009, after
a sudden illness. He was a
beloved son, brother, uncle,
cousin, nephew and friend to
A native and lifelong resi-
dent of Fernandina Beach, he
was a 1984 graduate of
related courses. He was the
President and Owner of
Hamilton Enterprises, which
provided property manage-
ment, maintenance and reno-
vation services to many local
property owners. Prior to open-
ing his own business, Wayne
had worked in the power house
As a young man, he attend-
ed Bible Baptist Church.
Wayne's vivacious, caring
personality and generous nature
made him a favorite family
member and friend to many. His
ability to make each person he
met feel special in this world
was just one of his many won-
The world is simply not large
enough to hold all the love he
had to give to us; so the Lord
called him home to Heaven to
share his sweet love with heav-
en's host of angels.
We, his family and friends,
will forever miss his twinkling
eyes and sweet smile. Our com-
fort comes in knowing that as
he looks down on us from heav-
en, the stars will twinkle with
the light of his beautiful eyes.
God bless you Wayne, we
will remember and love you
Wayne leaves behind, his
parents, Russell and Faye
Hamilton, Fernandina Beach,
FL, his two sisters, Sandra
Hamilton Rodenas (Diego), Bel
Air, MD, Kimberly Williams,
Fernandina Beach, FL, a niece,
Julia Alexandra Hamilton
Rodenas, and two nephews,
Staton Wade Williams and
Carter Wayne Williams.
Funeral services will be at
2:00 pm today from the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard with
Reverend Jackie Hayes, offici-
Mr. Hamilton will be laid to
rest in the family section of
Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Mike
Starling, Mark Starling, Tony
Starling, Gerald Shrouder,
Randy Boyette, Diego Rodenas
and Allen Peacock.
The family received friends
from 5:00-7:00 pm on Thursday
at the funeral home.
Please share his life story at
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors
Mrs. Frances Josie Holliday,
age 92, of Fernandina Beach,
passed away peacefully on
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Born in Savannah, Georgia,
she was the daughter of the late
Frank and VanDella Turman
Jackson. Growing up in the
deep South during the
Depression, she realized early
in her life the importance of
education. Mrs. Holliday earned
her Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Education at Savannah State
College, her Master of Arts in
Education Supervision and
Administration at Florida A&M
University and a second
Master's Degree in Reading at
Mrs. Holliday taught at
Haven Home Elementary
School in Savannah before mov-
ing to Fernandina in 1950 where
she began her career as a
Nassau County teacher and
mentor. She was first employed
as a substitute teacher at Bryant
Academy, which is now Yulee
Elementary School. Being rec-
ognized as one of the more qual-
ified in her field, a part time
position quickly became per-
manent. Based on her desire to
educate and the county's rec-
ognized need for the teaching of
reading skills, she introduced
the science and research asso-
ciation reading method, more
commonly known as SRA. In
1968, Mrs. Holliday was asked
to become the first black
teacher at Fernandina Beach
Elementary School, now
Atlantic Elementary School.
Known as "Ms. SRA" and also a
disciplinarian, she both instruct-
ed and instilled discipline in
each of her students. In the
years to follow, she served as
the Nassau County Coordinator
for the Title I curriculum.
Through the years many of her
students competed in regional
and national Spelling competi-
tions, were recognized as STAR
Students and reached levels of
academic achievement that
before seemed unreachable.
After thirty five years of teach-
ing the future leaders of Nassau
County she retired in 1985.
After retirement, she main-
tained a busy schedule volun-
teering with several local organ-
izations. Mrs. Holliday served
as a board member with the
Nassau County Volunteer
Center, committee member for
United Way, the Teacher's
Credit Union, the Barnabas
Center, St. Peter's Episcopal
Church as well as conducting
adult remedial reading classes.
She served as treasurer of the
Delta Mu Chapter of Eta Phi
Beta sorority and community
scholarship chairman of the
Retired Education Association.
Mrs. Holliday was an active
member of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church where she was a Lay
Reader, a choir member and a
member of the Daughters of
She is preceded in death by,
her husband, Horace Holliday,
who passed away in 1972, a step-
son, Horace G. Holliday, two
sisters, Elizabeth Arnelle, Della
Grant and three brothers,
Richard Jackson, Henry and
Mrs. Holliday leaves behind,
her son, John Holliday and his
wife Alice, special niece,
Catherine Driessen, special
nephews, Benjamin Martin and
Gustavus Grant, countless other
nieces and nephews, Melanie,
Natalie, Jeremy, Romero and
their families, a step-daughter,
Denise Robinson, grand-daugh-
ters, Nia Madison, Candice
Wills, Suzy Mathis and grand-
son, Virgil Lee Robinson.
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am on Saturday,
September 19, 2009 at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
Fernandina Beach with
Reverend George D. Young, III
Mrs. Holliday will be laid to
rest beside her husband in
Bosque Bello Cemetery A cel-
ebratory luncheon will follow
at Burns Hall at St Peter's.
In lieu of flowers, the family
invites donations to the Frances
Foundation, on the web at
Please share her life story
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Lyn Leto of Amelia Island
died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at
the Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida in
Jacksonville after battling breast
cancer for more than three
years. She was
A native of
Leto - the for- .f
mer Linda Zaneski - was an
enthusiastic teacher and stu-
dent who lived most of her life
in her home state.
Oaij,9? arcz1 tFAwneial
She taught special educa-
tion, English and dramatic arts
in the Jim Thorpe School
District; earned a master's
degree in reading education at
Kutztown University; and did
post-graduate work in school
administration at Lehigh
University and took Spanish
courses at Muhlenberg College.
She also ran two successful
antique stores in Allentown.
Later, she moved to
Pottsville, Pa., where for 17
years she supervised adult edu-
cation at the Schuylkill
Intermediate Unit's Lifelong
Learning Center. In her spare
time, she took up painting and
Leto's life took an unexpect-
ed turn in April 2006 when she
was diagnosed with advanced
breast cancer. A month after
her surgery, she moved with
her husband and their
menagerie - four dogs and a
cat - to Amelia Island, where
sandy beaches and sunshine
inspired her to design and pro-
duce a line of inspirational cards
for women with cancer and their
Her cards feature her paint-
ing and poetry. Their center-
piece is a watercolor of pink and
purple flip-flops and a poem
encouraging women in their
fight against cancer. She called
her card line "Combat Boots,
special edition" and donated a
share of the proceeds to a
Jacksonville oncology research
"The purple in my flip-flops
represent the purple heart of
war heroes, pink ribbons for
hope," she told a reporter last
year. 'The flip-flops themselves
symbolize the emotional roller-
coaster when the heart flip-
flops, over and over. They are
also a symbol of a woman's pos-
Through rounds of
chemotherapy and radiation,
Leto stayed sunny and usually
answered queries about her
health with quips about cancer.
"Sometimes I think that God
awakened my creativity in this
last act of my life's play, to keep
me enthusiastic about life, and
to help other women find the
brightness and joy that I have
found," she said in an interview
Leto is survived by her hus-
band of 30 years, Sam Leto; her
mother, Cecilia Zaneski, of
Shamokin, Pa.; her brother,
Cyril Zaneski, her sister-in-law,
Margo Zaneski, and her niece,
Alexandra, of Bethesda, Md.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Alexander Zaneski,
and her brother, Carl.
A private memorial service is
being planned for this fall in
In lieu of flowers, Leto's fam-
ily asks that donations be made
in her name to the Community
Hospice Foundation, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
Mr. Thomas Francis "Bo-
Honk" Mlinek, age 78, of Yulee,
passed away on Tuesday morn-
ing. September 15, 2009 at
Baptist Medical Center -
Nassau in Fernandina Beach,
FL. Born in Hartford, CT, he
was the son of the late John
Joseph Mlinek, Sr. and Eleanor
A resident of Nassau County
since 1973, he has worked at
Container Corporation of
America as a Millwright for
many years until retiring in
1993. Mr. Mlinek had served in
the U.S. Navy during the
Korean Conflict. An avid bowler,
Mr. Mlinek was active with the
local bowling leagues at Strikers
in Yulee. He was Catholic by
faith and a member of the Loyal
Order of the Moose, Yulee, FL.
His family recalls his love of
not only bowling but also gar-
dening and fishing.
He is preceded in death by
his wife, Janet Catherine
Mlinek, who passed away in
Mr. Mlinek leaves behind,
his daughters, Susan Walters
(Terry L. Sr.) Folkston, GA,
Michelle Cook (Cliff), Yulee,
FL, Diane Dyess, Lyons, GA, a
son, Michael Godfrey, Amelia
Island, FL, his companion,
Theresa Warren, Yulee, FL, a
brother, John J. Mlinek, Jr.,
Granby, CT, six sisters, Eleanor
Stevens, Cocoa Beach, FL, Jane
Tarnanskas, Granville, CT,
Nancy Murphy, Groton, CT,
Beverly Larkins, Weatogue, CT,
Alice Broch, Southwick, MA,
Dale Oleksak, Russell, MA, six-
teen grandchildren, sixteen
great grandchildren and numer-
ous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am today, from the grave-
side in Green Pine Cemetery
with Reverend Brian Eburn,
Mr. Mlinek will be laid to
rest beside his wife.
His family received friends
on Thursday from 5:00-7:00 pm
at the funeral home.
Please share his life story at
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors
Helen P Waldron
Helen P Waldron, known to
everyone as "Nana", age 88,
passed away Monday morning,
September 14, 2009, at
NorthEast Florida Community
Hospice of Jacksonville, follow-
ing a short illness.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida
on March 29th, 1921, the daugh-
ter of Bessie May & Herbert
Poindexter. She was a graduate
of Andrew Jackson High
School, class of 1940.
After the death of her broth-
er H. J. Poindexter (Seaman 15t
class) on the USS Oklahoma at
Pearl Harbor in
1941 she joined
Corps to fulfill
trained in Des
Moines, Ia., and was a Lt in the
Civil Air Patrol, Jacksonville
Division. She also served as
Secretary of the Young
Democrat Club of Jacksonville.
She then pursued a career as
the Legal Secretary for the
Prosecutors office of the State of
She met and married "the
love of her life" Willard H
Waldron in 1952 and together
they owned and operated the
successful M & W Welding
Works Co. of Talleyrand Ave.
In 1962 she retired to start her
family. As a mother she was
totally devoted to her daugh-
ters' happiness and well being.
She was involved in all PTA
activities and school functions.
A member for over 50 years
of the Southside Chapter #28
Order of the Eastern Star.
Her hobbies included ceram-
ics, sewing, bridge clubs and
her love for cooking was
enjoyed by all friends and fam-
She moved to Fernandina
Beach Florida in 1996. She
loved attending family gather-
ings and parties at her daughter
Lisa, and son-in-law Jeffrey's
home. She could always draw a
crowd with wonderful stories
and memories of her journey
She was a great Christian
lady and her faith in God always
showed through in her life. In
May of this year she moved to
Osprey Village Assisted Living,
where she met new friends and
made wonderful new memo-
The two bright stars of her
life were her grandsons.
Matthew E Williams, current-
ly attending University of North
Florida, could always bring a
smile to her face and brought
her so much joy. Cpl. Zachary A
Williams (currently deployed
with the US Marine Corps)
brought her great pride with
his choice of serving in our
armed forces. Her love and
devotion to her grandsons is a
testament to the wonderful
young men they have become.
She will be greatly missed
by her family and friends, but,
we will rejoice in having known
such a fine lady.
She is preceded in death by
her loving and devoted hus-
band, Willard H Waldron. Her
sister Lylian Maloney and
brother H. J. Poindexter.
She leaves behind her
daughter, Mrs. Lisa (Jeffrey L)
Williams of Fernandina Beach.
Grandsons, Matthew E
Williams & Zachary AWilliams
of Fernandina Beach. Nephew
Dr Joseph (Susan) Allen of
Funeral services will be at a
later date from the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral
Mrs. Waldron will be laid to
rest beside her husband in
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Northeast Florida Community
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from receipt of the citations to
comply, request an informal
conference with OSHA's area
director in Jacksonville or
contest the citations and pro-
posed penalties before the
Safety and Health Review
Jacksonville area OSHA
director James Borders said
the full investigation of the
fatality as well as the overall
investigation of the mill
would not be available until
This was the first com-
prehensive investigation of
the Smurfit-Stone mill since
a 2004 safety inspection in
which a number of serious,
repeat and other viola-
tions were issued, Borders
"If that accident had not
occurred, we wouldn't have
gone out there," he said.
"When a fatality occurs, we
find it prudent to do a com-
According to a March 10
police report, emergency
workers were called to the
scene about 11:20 p.m. and
found coworkers of Bowen
performing CPR. Rescue
workers took over resuscita-
tion efforts and transported
Bowen to Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, where he was
In March, a coworker said
he was working with Bowen
taking cooling fans out of
service by disconnecting
the power to the circuit
breaker - he told police the
procedure to shut down the
power should not have
required any exposure to
high voltage, the police report
The coworker said he left
to perform other work, then
drove by the area about 30 to
45 minutes later and found
Bowen lying on the floor,
unconscious and not breath-
ing. He called for help
and other witnesses started
CPR until rescue workers
Bowen, a father of two,
was a lifelong resident of
Fernandina Beach. He grad-
uated from Fernandina
Beach High School in 1988
and worked at the Rayonier
mill for seven years before
working for Smurfit for 13
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"In the past, the average
for the county was 33 percent.
At the end of school in June,
the percentage qualifying had
increased to 38 percent."
Applications for this year
continue to be submitted, so
no accurate percentage for
2009-10 has yet been deter-
City budget 'do-over' next week
In all the excitement of
Tuesday's city budget hearing,
Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners apparently forgot to do
one thing: vote on whether to
approve the budget.
As a result, city residents
will have two more chances to
talk about the budget - at a spe-
cial meeting Monday afternoon
and an already scheduled
Tuesday public hearing.
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brought up down the road for
the commission to reconsider.
At Tuesday's public hearing,
resident Julie Ferreira urged
the city to cut back employee
hours, perhaps by considering
furloughs, rather than selling
"Selling city property is a
last-ditch effort," Ferreira said.
"Selling in a down market is a
misuse of city assets... investors
will get a hell of a deal at fire-sale
Resident Lynn Williams said
City Manager Michael
Czymbor "gives city employees
what they need, and they sup-
port him." But, he said, it was
the commissioners' job to "sup-
port us before they support (the
city manager) ... there are 25
more (city) employees now
than five years ago.
Commissioners should give
instruction to cut it back, or
there should be a recall to have
"I've owned property on
Fletcher Avenue that I've been
trying to sell for years," said
resident Doug Mackle. "I don't
think it's right for the city to be
in competition with me. ...
Please be fair to your citizens."
Jennifer Davis, who owns
Gauzeway, a clothing store on
Centre Street, used the example
of the city of Melbourne, which
put in parking meters and "slow-
ly, the boardwalk fizzled down
to nothing." She said $25 park-
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City Clerk Mary Mercer
said, after looking at a transcript
of last Tuesday's discussion and
vote on two budget amend-
ments, it was apparent that com-
missioners "were fully aware of
what they were voting on."
Mercer also said she called
each commissioner to ask what
their understanding was of the
budget hearing. Commissioners
voted unanimously to amend
the budget and clearly meant
to approve it, but didn't actual-
ly do so.
"They meant to do that, but
ing tickets could raise more rev-
enue than parking meters. "Just
ticket those who abuse the park-
ing situation," she said.
One of the few residents not
adamantly against paid parking,
Marlin Emswiler said the city
should put parking meters at
Main Beach and "let the tourists
pay ... let the people from
Georgia pay. We have to get the
money from somewhere. We're
not going to charge to use
"Someone has to be here
who remembers when we had
parking meters downtown," said
Joan Bean. "We don't need a
trial. It was stupid, it was
removed, let's take it off the
Resident Mack Morris ques-
tioned how low-income resi-
dents would be able to handle
parking meters and fee increas-
es. "I'm asking you to plan bet-
ter for recessionary times,"
Morris said. "Do furloughs (for
city employees) now so we don't
have to fire people. Let's work
smarter for the future and build
a reserve fund for the time we
don't need parking meters."
Resident Nancie Crabb told
commissioners they should
"make a decision tonight that
you will not have parking kiosks
or meters in Fernandina Beach.
they didn't articulate that," said
City Attorney Tammi Bach,
who was absent Tuesday for
Bunch approved the two
amendments removing parking
fees and land sales from the
proposed budget, but he told
the News-Leader he would have
voted against the final budget
because of objections he has to
Mayor Susan Steger said the
item was added to another
meeting scheduled Monday. "I
Put that $100,000 for a (pilot
program) into something else,"
she said. She also noted that
parking meters would need "at
least two people patrolling at
least 10 hours a day.... Parking
tickets are a real way to gener-
"What about First Friday
and Artrageous Saturday?" she
asked, referring to free concerts
and art walks. "You're talking
about killing our downtown ...
you're cutting business off at
the knees. You have got to do
something to stop this now."
"I want to congratulate you
for lessening the (city) payroll
by one full-time employee," Pat
Fitzgerald sardonically told city
staff and commissioners.
Fitzgerald then asked why the
city was increasing water fees
by 10 percent.
Czymbor defended the fee
increase, explaining that the city
did a "comprehensive rate study
... it's a legal, defensible model.
This is the rate structure you
need to support (the budget)."
"Everyone has been forced
to tighten their belts," said res-
ident Richard Rothrock. "I'm
asking the city to do the same.
... Other cities have reduced
staff and postponed capital proj-
Rothrock also said the city
don't want anyone to think that
we just tried to push this
through," Steger said.
The special city commission
meeting, which will include
items about the city marina, has
been scheduled for 3 p.m.
Monday at City Hall, 204 Ash St.
The public will be allowed to
address the budget again, and
the commission is expected to
vote a second time on the two
amendments and to approve
first reading of the budget, Bach
Bach said after reviewing
should not be starting a "major
money pit project by shoring
up the old post office building."
Czymbor said the city has
allocated about $300,000 in
impact fees to study possible
renovation of the down-
town post office for a new city
Andrew Curtin, who is on
the city's Airport Advisory
Committee, said it was a bad
idea to sell the city's property
assets in a down market
because "once sold, we'll never
get them back." He also sug-
gested reducing the city's work
force and work hours, plus
reducing city perks such as cell
phones and car allowances and
After some discussion on
how an amendment would
the transcript she believes the
commission's actions on
Tuesday are legally defensible,
but doing it over would satisfy
any possible public objection.
"It doesn't hurt. It doesn't
cost any money. So why not?"
Final adoption of the budget
was already scheduled for
Tuesday after a second public
hearing at 5:05 p.m. at City Hall,
so local residents will have yet
one more say on the proposed
budget for the fiscal year that
begins Oct. 1.
affect the final budget and
amidst shouts of 'Take it out
now!" Commissioner Tim
Poynter moved to amend the
budget to take out any refer-
ences to paid parking as a rev-
enue source. Shortly after,
Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch
made another motion to
exclude the sale of land from
the proposed budget.
Both budget amendments
were approved by a unanimous
A proposed electrical fran-
chise fee increase had already
been taken out of the city's
The budget includes a prop-
erty tax millage increase, to
4.4855 from last year's rate of
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world. There are few things in
life that fill me with simple,
pure joy: The first two
Superman movies, the Indiana
Jones quadrilogy and that milk-
shake. Taking one of those
away from me is akin to taking
my childhood out behind the
barn and beating the hell out of
I shot an e-mail to my editor
telling him as much, hoping
he would assign the story to
someone else so I could try to
forget everything I'd just read
about my beloved shake.
It was not to be.
"Yum," he replied. "Sounds
like a first-person tribute." I
don't know how I heard a mali-
cious chuckle when I read
those words, but hear it I did.
So it was with a heavy heart
that I Googled the shake, hop-
ing against hope that his e-mail
had been full of the basest
falsehood. I clicked on the first
search result, and - True! All
Both menshealth.com and
Yahoo! Health had articles
about the PB&C's astronomi-
cal calorie and fat content. Both
called it "the worst drink in
America". The horrible thing
was that each site featured a
photo of the shake making it
look so delicious that I imme-
diately wanted to go buy one,
even while the text beside the
photos all but said that taking
one sip of this concoction
might cause me to burst imme-
diately into flames.
I went to Cold Stone's web-
site and looked up the nutri-
tion information for the "Gotta
Have It" sized PB&C. That
only made me feel worse - 202
percent of the total recom-
mended daily allowance of fat,
340 percent of the daily
allowance for saturated fat.
Basically, drink one of these
shakes and you're done eating
anything with fat for about
three and a half days. What's
more, while Cold Stone's
"Sinless" shakes have as little
as 490 calories, not one of their
regular flavors - in any size -
has less than 1,000 - which is
about half the total recom-
mended daily allowance.
None of this would have
mattered to me last year, but
I've recently dropped a lot of
weight and am in better shape
now than I've been in since I
was in the Army. Suddenly, I
am no longer comfortable with
being what is technically
referred to as a great big lard-
And yet - the shake tastes
I sent an e-mail to Cold
Stone's corporate public rela-
tions folks, hoping they could
tell me something to calm the
tempest within my soul.
Something like, "Sure, they're
high in calories, but they also
give you superpowers."
Someone from Cold Stone
e-mailed me back, saying she'd
call me. Perhaps unsurpris-
ingly, considering the subject
of my story, she never followed
So I was stuck. I loved the
shake, but all my sources were
telling me it was the dietary
equivalent of getting hit in the
face with a chocolate-flavored
shovel. There was only one
thing to do: Buy a shake and
see what happened.
I had to visit Jacksonville's
River City Center, so I decided
'That's more sugar than 12 Fudgsicles, more
calories than 37 Oreos, as much fat as a
stick and a halfofbutter and more
saturated fat than nearly 20 large orders of
McDonald's French fries.'
to hit up the Cold Stone
Creamery there. I did this for
two reasons: the obvious one -
I was already there - and the
more subtle one: I didn't want
to alienate the folks at the
Fernandina Beach store, just in
case the milkshake didn't kill
me and I wanted another one
"I'll have a large PB&C
Shake," I told the teenage
scoop jockey behind the count-
er. I've never been able to bring
myself to order a "Gotta Have
It" size of anything, because I
actually want to maintain a
shred of dignity to go with my
ice cream. It's the same rea-
son I refuse to order a "venti"
mocha at coffee shops.
The scoop jockey began
shoveling an obscene amount
of ice cream into a blender.
"Anything else?" she asked
Are you kidding?" I asked.
"Just the shake has about 2,000
She gave me the type of
smile you give a child who's
telling you about his imaginary
friend. "Oh, I think it's a little
less," she said.
"Nope, it's more," I said.
"It's actually 2,010."
Her eyes widened. "Wow."
She gave me a 'Then why
the hell are you ordering one"
look and turned to blend my
shake. The legend on the back
of her shirt read, "What's not
"Arterial plaque, for one,"
I answered silently.
I paid for my shake and
took it outside and sat at one of
the wrought-iron tables in front
of the shop. I regarded the
drink suspiciously. This was it,
all or nothing. Whatever didn't
kill me could only make me
stronger. Or fatter, in this case.
Much, much fatter.
"The hell with it," I thought,
and took a long drink.
I sat there for the next 45
minutes, relaxing with a good
book and drinking the best-
tasting shake in America. I did
not explode. I did not convulse.
C. Everett Koop did not run
out of the shop next door to
And I thought, I'.. ip-
there's a lesson here. Of
course this is bad for you - it's
ice cream, for God's sake. But
I only buy one of these about
once a month anyway. What's
wrong with a little indulgence
once in awhile, as long as you
don't overdo it?"
And I realized that was my
answer. Sure, the shake is bad
for you. Anyone who thinks a
giant cup of peanut butter,
chocolate ice cream and milk is
healthy is living in a dream.
But once in awhile - just once
in awhile, mind you - bad food
can actually be good for you
despite the calories. Because
once in awhile bad food can
make you happy - and anyone
who can be unhappy drinking
a chocolate milkshake out-
doors on a summer day is a
So once in a while - just
once in awhile, mind you - I'm
going to indulge. Because
being happy is just as impor-
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FRIDAY, September 18,2009 NEWS News-Leader
'Table set for one
- prisoner of war
Today we honor a special
breed of man. No matter their
age, sex, race, color, creed,
national origin, political affilia-
tion or religious belief, they all
have a common bond, one iden-
tifying them as a POW or MIA.
I dedicate this column to the
many thousands of special
heroes, champions who have
suffered unconscionable sacri-
fices and are known to us as the
prisoner of war.
Since 9/11 and Operation
Iraqi Freedom, the treatment
of prisoners of war has gained
added worldwide attention. The
international treaties of the
Hague Conventions of 1899 and
1907, supplemented by the
Geneva Convention of 1929 and
1949, steadfastly incorporate the
demands for humane treatment
of POWs around the globe.
Some countries honor it, some
Prior to August 1955 the
Code of the U.S. Fighting Force
did not officially exist. For those
that don't know of the code, it's
an ethical guide of conduct and
consists of six articles known
to all members of the armed
"If I am captured, I will con-
tinue to resist by all means avail-
able. I will make every effort to
escape and aid others to escape.
I will accept neither parole nor
special favors from the enemy."
This bold declaration is
Article III of the U.S. Military
Code of Conduct published in
1955 by President Dwight D.
Eisenhower. The code entails
standards of conduct expected
of a POW. It outlines basic
responsibilities and obligations,
and although designed for a
POW situation, the spirit and
intent are applicable to mem-
bers subjected to other hostile
detention. It implores soldiers to
consistently conduct them-
selves in a manner that avoids
discrediting themselves and
It's an important part of U.S.
military doctrine and in addi-
tion to Article III, the code
addresses how personnel
engaged in combat should con-
stantly be alert to evade cap-
ture, resist while a prisoner or
escape from the enemy. It pro-
hibits surrender except when
all reasonable means of resist-
ance are exhausted and unless
certain death is the only alter-
native. The code outlines prop-
er conduct for prisoners of war,
reaffirms that under the Geneva
Convention prisoners should
give only their name, rank, serv-
ice number and date of birth,
and requires while under inter-
rogation captured personnel
should evade answering further
questions to the utmost of their
VT A service
a great deal
of pomp and
c i r c u m -
VETERAN'S opening cer-
CORNER emonies of
Debbie following is
Walsh a special
afforded to the Prisoners of War
and those listed as Missing in
"Resolution 288 adopted at
the 67th Convention of the
American Legion calls for des-
ignating a POW/MIA Empty
Chair at all official meetings of
the American Legion as a phys-
ical symbol of the thousands of
American prisoners of war and
missing in action still unac-
counted for, as a reminder for all
of us to spare no effort to secure
the release of any American
prisoners from captivity, the
repatriation of the remains of
those who died bravely in
defense of liberty and a full
accounting of those missing.
Let us rededicate ourselves for
this vital endeavor. "
designed to honor the POW and
MIA is the display of the 'Table
Set for One." The table and its
contents reaffirm the specific
need to remember and never
forget the sacrifices of the POW
"The table symbolizes the
frailty of one prisoner, alone
against his or her suppressors.
The white tablecloth is symbol-
ic of the purity of their inten-
tions to respond to their coun-
try's call to arms. The single
red rose signifies the blood they
may have shed and reminds us
of the family and friends who
keep the faith while awaiting
VFW Post 10095 is having a small POW/MIA cere-
mony at 7 p.m. today at the post, 37965 Eastwood
Road, Hilliard. The public is welcome. The post phone
number is (904) 845-7139.
their return. The yellow ribbon
on the vase represents the yel-
low ribbons worn on the lapels
of the thousands who demand
with unyielding determination a
proper accounting of our com-
rades who are not among us. A
slice of lemon on the plate
reminds us of their bitter fate
while the salt sprinkled on the
plate reminds us of the count-
less fallen tears of families as
they wait. The inverted glass
symbolized the toast they will
not participate in and the chair
remains empty for they are not
here. The candle is reminiscent
of the light of hope which lives
in our hearts to illuminate their
way home, away from their cap-
tors, to the opens arms of a
On Aug. 10, 1990, the 101st
Congress passed U.S. Public
Law 101-355, which recognized
the POW/MIA flag and desig-
nated it "as the symbol of our
Nation's concern and commit-
ment to resolving, as fully as
possible, the fates of Americans
still prisoner, missing and unac-
counted for, thus ending the
uncertainty for their families
and the Nation." The
POW/MIA flag is displayed in
the U.S. Capitol Rotunda,
Washington, D.C., where it
stands as a powerful symbol of
our national commitment to
America's POW/MIAs until the
fullest possible accounting has
been achieved for U.S. person-
nel still missing and unac-
counted for from the Vietnam
Its commemorative inscrip-
tion reads, "Dedicated to
American Prisoners of War -
Men who were Closer than
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Brothers." This large marble
memorial is located at the James
Jarrett Brown VFW and Ladies
Auxiliary Post 8385, Kingsland,
Ga., and graces the front of the
post's Memorial Wall currently
under reconstruction. It was
dedicated on Veterans Day 2004
and donated by Johnnie R.
Beaver, a World War II combat-
ant of the Battle of the Bulge
and Prisoner of War.
I never had the honor of
meeting Johnnie of "H"
Company, 2nd Battalion, 423rd
Regiment, 106th Infantry
Division, but he is one of
many thousands of soldiers who
had experienced profuse suf-
fering as a prisoner of war. I
wish I'd had the opportunity
before his recent passing to
shake his hand and say, 'Thank
you for all you encountered in
the name of liberty and justice
for all. I will be forever indebted
to you and your fellow com-
Debbie is a 22-year veteran,
retired Senior Master Sergeant in
the Air Force and Life Member of
The American Legion Post #54,
The James Jarrett Brown VFW & Ladies Auxiliary Post
8385 POW/MIA Memorial, Kingsland, Ga., donated by
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Johnnie R. Beaver.
CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH - FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH ARE 1.5%
LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
Millage Per $1,000
General Fund 4.2420
Voted Debt 0.2435
CASH BALANCE BROUGHT FORWARD
Ad Valorem Taxes
Ad Valorem Taxes
Utility Service Taxes
Charges for Services
Other Financing Sources
Millaqe Per $1,000
0,2435 (Voted Debt)
575,162 151,404 21,211,477
AND OTHER FINANCE SOURCES
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND
Other Financing Uses
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
15,886,344 2,322,625 2,592,582 20,036,502 2,339,738 1,553,396 3,142,123 47,873,310
21,322,744 3,933,384 6,832,072 26,348,500 2,914,900 1,704,800 24,353,600 87,410,000
3,284,622 300,000 1,534,869 2,135,000 7,254,491
9,157,913 90,500 1,078,000 10,326,413
675,000 2,987,000 12,405,759 16,067,759
1,257,268 325,000 3,453,911 5,036,179
2,514,600 76,482 1,580,000 3,784,547 7,955,629
115,819 1,321,202 2,891,595 4,328,616
557,000 1,957,000 2,158,547 4,672,547
16,933,605 2,798,982 6,385,819 23,123,966 2,891,595 1,534,869 2,135,000 55,803,836
4,389,139 1,134,402 446,253 3,224,534 23,305 169,931 22,218,600 31,606,164
21,322,744 3,933,384 6,832,072 26,348,500 2,914,900 1,704,800 24,353,600 87,410,000
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS PUBLIC RECORD.
FRIDAY, September 18, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
S he had rippling mus-
cles, a sweet but savvy
disposition, and she
never went anywhere
without her "sunglasses."
She inspired love in all
types of people. She was so
ugly, she was cute. She
shared her life with my family
for the last seven years. She
was Tess, my pit bull terrier,
and she was put down last
May because of terminal can-
Like many people, I was at
one time horrified by stories
in the media about vicious pit
bull attacks. When I first
started seeing photos of the
dogs in the 1980s, I thought
they looked almost evil and
couldn't understand why any-
one would want to own such a
Many years later, when I
was looking to adopt a dog, I
started haunting local shel-
ters. I wasn't sure what kind
of dog I wanted, but having
had two bad experiences with
male dogs adopted as pup-
pies, I decid- rats f
ed I wanted comp
an adult other
female. (A irrest
spaniel mix the o
was another Any
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ROOM pet that had woul
VIEWS died a few with.
years earli- not a
Angela My opin- foun
Daughtry ion about pit to Br
bull terriers at pit
changed gradually, but began
when I was in a dog shelter in
Rhode Island, and saw a male
pit bull looking up at me with
such a forlorn expression,
that I knew there must be
something more to these
After an Internet study, I
found that the typical pit bull
is a very social, people-orient-
ed dog - but because they
were originally bred to kill
opinions about pit bulls
or sport, they cannot be
)letely trusted around
r animals. Unfortunately,
singing and training can
t in aggressive dogs. But
original fighting pit bulls
bred for their strength,
cry, loyalty and spirit.
dog that showed aggres-
ess toward a person
d have been duly dealt
- and at the very least
allowed to breed.
December of 2002, I
d myself on 1-95, en route
idgeport, Conn., to look
bulls at the Bridgeport
lal Shelter. It was a two-
drive, and I as drove
igh the grimy city in
ch of the dog pound, I
lered if I might be crazy.
chose the Bridgeport
er because I had seen a
le of dogs on their web-
hat looked promising. I
,ort of decided to look at
e brindle female pit bull,
hen I got there I asked to
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The dog handler brought
me down a dismal, smelly cor-
ridor between pens of barking
dogs. She was about to open
the brindle's pen, when I saw
a white, caramel-spotted dog
with ridiculous markings
around its eyes. The dog was
barking, but not viciously, just
enough to make herself
"Wait," I said. "Can I see
that one instead?"
The handler opened the
spotted dog's kennel and put
a choke chain around the
dog's neck. We took the dog
out to the yard.
As the handler described
the dog's history to me, the
dog sat obediently at her feet.
When the dog made a slight
move toward a street noise,
the handler flicked the
choke collar and the dog
stayed still. I knew I wanted
It took a long time to fill
out the paperwork, but finally,
the dog was mine. I led her
out to my car with some trepi-
dation, hoping the dog would
be calm on the ride home.
I opened the car door, and
Tess (for that was now her
name) leaped into the car
with no hesitation, as if she
had done it a thousand times.
Oh, she wasn't perfect.
Like all dogs, she got on our
nerves sometimes. She was
intelligent, and with her obsti-
nate, demanding nature knew
how to get what she wanted.
Basically, she would bark at
you until you did what she
wanted, whether it was let her
out to relieve herself, or get
her the treat she wanted.
But she also had a sort of
intuition that was behind a
deep dog/human connection.
On her daily runs in an open
Tess, a pit bull terrier, was a sweet dog who adored peo-
field, she always knew the
exact parameters in which
was supposed to stay, no mat-
ter how far we wandered. On
these adventures, her favorite
sport was to grab the largest
tree branch possible and run
with it. It was a little scary to
see her charging toward you
carrying an eight-foot-long
branch with a three-inch
diameter. She nearly
kneecapped me quite a few
times, but her joy in the exer-
cise was a pleasure to watch.
Her love of tree branches
also extended to leaping up to
six feet in the air and hanging
onto them with her teeth.
Another sport that was a
little more disturbing was her
penchant for killing small ani-
mals. This worked well when
we had a rat infestation, but
not so much when she was
around cats or smaller dogs.
When she moved with us to
Florida, the presence of an
armadillo would send her into
a frenzy, but she was never
lucky enough to get her teeth
She really wasn't afraid of
anything - except the words
"bad dog." She knew if you
were angry, even if it wasn't
at her. And, like all smart
dogs, she knew no stranger
was to be trusted until they
met her approval, and that it
was highly improper to bite a
person. She knew the differ-
ence between "get your ball"
and "get your bone," and if
you said "where's the kitty?"
she would jump up with eyes
bright and ears alert, ready to
play in the little farce.
And she adored people,
even though it was obvious
from her scars that she had
been in dogfights.
We knew last spring that
her cancer had returned, but
were not prepared for how
quickly she deteriorated.
Toward the end, she lost her
appetite and finally her ability
to walk. Even my husband,
who has never shed a tear in
front of me, broke down a lit-
Rest in peace, sweet dog.
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Tail of the recession whips us
At the beginning of the Great
Recession we had all sorts of experts
who claimed we weren't really in a
recession and if we were, it was
almost over. They were using some sort of
newfangled math that didn't take into account
As we all know now, beginning in January
of 2008 we were facing an economic crisis that
was threatening to bloom into another Great
Apparently, it's time for the economic engi-
neers to earn their keep once more and opti-
mism is still in fashion. The new round of glee
was started by new housing numbers, which
are showing signs of improvement in hard-hit
Miami and Las Vegas. Foreclosure sales are
shrinking, which also means its new money
based on growth rather than pull back.
Never mind that unemployment continues
to climb ever higher, which is an indicator of
what's to come as people get laid off or watch
it happen to their neighbor and wonder if
they're next. There's one small ray of sunshine
that's not a general trend so let's call this one
early and say it's starting to end.
If we all just squeeze our
eyes shut together and wish it
away when we open them
.Y'' again it'll be a new day.
It's not that I have any-
thing against being upbeat. I
actually prefer a stance of
gratitude. However, the first
step of any recovery is aware-
ness, which means stating the
MORE truth to the best of our ability.
ADVENTURES That would mean taking
into account all of the infor-
mation at hand and becoming
Martha a little more comfortable with
Randolph the facts. We are past the
point of crash and burn but
Carr not out of the woods yet.
That's step two, also known as acceptance.
Dealing with things as they actually are is a
lot easier because we stop judging ourselves
against an illusion of wealth that just doesn't
exist. That need to put on a really good show
is a large part of how we got into this econom-
ic mess. So many house-poor people were driv-
ing really large cars with nothing in the bank.
The lesson here is that gratitude is only
effective when we're able to see what we really
have and still feel good about it.
Instead of lamenting about the old car we
can be glad we have a ride to work and see if
there are others who'd like to carpool. Instead
of feeling badly that we've gone from an owner
to a renter we can be grateful for the roof and
get to know the neighbors.
The final step is action, which for a lot of
people has meant taking a second job or sell-
ing their home at a loss or even couch-surfing
for awhile. Go ahead and do what you have to
do as you rebuild your economic life but this
time do it on a bedrock of truth and get your
sense of self from within instead of what you
want to own.
If we can pull off this change in the charac-
ter of America we will be grateful for who we
already are rather than something new and
shiny. These are the traits that no one can ever
take from us and we don't have to earn, only
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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
I am disappointed that the city
manager's budget message does not
indicate direction was given to the
city department directors to make
an attempt to stay within the pro-
jected revenues. On the contrary, it
appears that if any direction was
given, it was to search for new rev-
enues in the form of fees.
In nearly four decades of
working all levels of government, I
find that fees are a legitimate
way to fund budget line items where
one can identify the user and the
amount of cost per user and ear-
mark the fee to offset that cost (i.e.,
round of golf, landing fee at an air-
port, use of a slip at a marina for
When a government starts using
fees to place money into the gener-
al fund, that government is operat-
ing in a way that is not honest with
The government is depriving the
citizens of the legitimate IRS deduc-
tions as well as hiding the true tax
that the government entity is charg-
ing citizens for the services it deliv-
ers. Generating revenue in this way
displays a lack of leadership since it
is nothing more than a tax by anoth-
I promise that if the city com-
missioners want to raise revenue
the old-fashioned way (increase
my millage) I may still support
them, but I also promise that I
will work with all my might to
defeat any who vote for taxes called
In addition, I believe that it would
be good for the commissioners to
direct the city manager to develop a
budget that feels some of the same
pinch that the citizens are feeling. It
is not leadership in the city manag-
er's statement that we will have one
less full-time equivalents next year
as we had this year.
With good management there
should be some turnover in employ-
ees and in a situation such as we
have this year we should be hearing
something about hiring and spend-
My perspective on the budget
leaves me with the feeling that no
one has really tried to hold the
spending and cost to a level that
does not require tax increases. I
wish that this was not true, but
watching the commission meetings
and reading the city manager's mate-
rials leaves me with no basis for
Charles B. Benefield
Above the law?
Your article ("No charges filed
yet in May shooting of county jail
officer," Sept. 2) left out a lot of
detail about the Green and Clayton
run-in. Mr. Green didn't knock on
the door, he kicked in the door with
a loaded weapon in his hand, mis-
take number two for a certified offi-
cer of the law. Also, the report failed
to state that Officer Green's father
and mother (Sgt. Arlene Green)
were on the scene in which some-
how the weapon that their son
had disappeared, and that their
had attacked this man prior to this.
But Officer Green is the poor lit-
tle victim. Wow.
He could have been shot to death
and all of this would have been open
and shut. Mr. Clayton done him a
favor and let him live; any other per-
son would have let him have it. Also,
Mr. Clayton was placed in a cell by
himself because Sheriff Seagraves
was unsure what his officers would
do to him. That says a lot about Lady
Brian 0. Perkins
A student responds
I read your letter to the editor
"Leave our kids alone" (Sept. 11).
You say, "Who does the president
think he is?" Well sir, who do you
think you are? I'm a sophomore at
FBHS and I thought that President
Obama's address to students was a
I am not the biggest Obama fan
in the world but what is wrong with
the president telling students to
work hard in school and pay atten-
tion? I don't get why parents think
that the president giving a speech to
students is so bad. Most students
are not old enough to vote so what
is the big worry?
Connect the dots
I have started several rebuttals to
the letter "Spitting in the Wind"
(Sept. 11) but realized I would just
be spitting in the wind, so let's play
a game simple enough for a liberal
to understand. It's called "Connect
Acorn promotes voter fraud, tax
evasion, prostitution and the sex
slave industry. Obama is a prodigy
of Acorn. How do you respect some-
one like that? A wise man once told
me that a man is known by the com-
pany he keeps. Obama's company
list reads like a who's who of ter-
rorists (Bill Ayers), tax cheats (Tim
Geithner), racist (Jeremiah Wright)
and just plan ole freaks (Van Jones).
Connect the dots.
How about another game called
"Let's Make a Deal." I'll pay $10,000
to anyone who can prove Obama
doesn't lie and $10,000 who can
prove Rush Limbaugh or Glenn
Beck do lie.
I'll give another $10,000 to prove
they spew hate speech and MSNBC
doesn't (all 300 viewers).
Sharmon Rene Allday
Although we are not residents of
Fernandina Beach, we can easily
identify with the area and the activ-
ities there because of the years we
spent there and our many friends
who still live there. I wish to con-
gratulate Susan Steger for her out-
standing job as mayor and com-
She has elevated the role to an
unprecedented high with a positive
manner and professional demeanor.
I have no doubt that her leadership
will have longstanding benefits to
the citizens of the island.
Jonathan and Dorothy Hill
"The recession is over!" - so say
the television news reports recent-
ly. Our question is: By whose stan-
dards is this proclamation meas-
ured? Certainly not by our locally
owned businesses! We have wit-
nessed many of Nassau County's
"mom and pop shops" close their
doors due to the plight of the econ-
omy. Unfortunately, there will be
LARRY WRIGHT/THE DETROIT NEWS
more because, for them, the reces-
Our wonderfully quaint, unique
and friendly community that we
have all enjoyed is on the verge of
Unless we all work together to
help our neighborhood shops, most
will have no choice but to close
down, and when this recession is
truly over, we will be left with only
large, corporate supermarts on
Applause to our chamber of com-
merce for launching "Buy Nassau"
in an effort to urge us all to buy
local! "My Money. My Community.
Now more than ever, we need
to continue to support our locally
Walt and Susan Gossett
It was refreshing to see the citi-
zens of Fernandina get involved in
regards to the parking fees issue. If
this can just be continued and
expanded to other important issues
it would be a way to take back the
town and island from clueless
If the people of Nassau County
could do this too, we perhaps would
have a more controlled and all
together different way to have
"progress" instead of "decay". I am
referring to the way the AIA corri-
dor is being built up.
Why in the world we need anoth-
er liquor store or strip mall is a mys-
tery. Regardless, if the developers
and the county could just hide these
eyesores it would produce a much
more pleasing feeling to those who
drive this road. Pretty soon it will be
indistinguishable from Atlantic
Boulevard in Jax.
VIEWPOINT/LAuREEN PAGEL/SU1TONPLACE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Substance abuse disorders are treatable
Substance abuse disorders are treatable
diseases, and when they are properly
addressed, those affected can lead pro-
ductive, healthy lives. Yet many people
in our community mistakenly believe that
abusing alcohol or drugs is a personal weak-
ness, not a medical illness.
One of the primary goals of those in the
mental health field is to increase awareness
among the public that addiction is a medical
condition that should be treated like any other
We must continue to collaborate to educate
people about addiction and the benefits of
treatment and recovery by sharing the mes-
sage online and offline.
Having worked in the recovery field for
over 20 years, I have first-hand knowledge of
this reality. Millions of Americans need treat-
ment for alcoholism or drug
addiction, yet not enough
enter treatment or access
recovery services, usually
because they are unaware of
the resources available or
they have shame relating to
September has been des-
Pagel ignated by the U.S.
Department of Health and
Human Services as National
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month,
an initiative of the DHHS Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services' Administration
I call on everyone in Nassau County to edu-
cate others about this disease and encourage
treatment and recovery services in our area,
through the actions of our public school pro-
fessionals, family members and in everyday
social and work interactions. This can be
accomplished by providing the media
with up-to-date, accurate information about
addiction and treatment, and may also be done
For more information on Recovery Month
activities, go to www.recoverymonth.gov. For
local treatment services, please visit our web-
site at WWW.SPBH.ORG.
Addiction affects our entire community.
Together we can help people, families and our
community - together we can learn about
addiction and begin to heal.
Laureen Pagel, PhD, is CEO of Sutton Place
Behavioral Health, provider of mental health
and addiction recovery services for Nassau
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
McGowens honor oldest member
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be
ye steadfast, unmovable, always abound-
ing in the work of the Lord; forasmuch
as ye know that your labor is not in vain
in the Lord. But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory through our
Lord Jesus Christ.
The first annual banquet of the
McGowen's family and friends reunion
was held at the Martin Luther King
Center, honoring their oldest family
member, the lovely Dollie Mae
She is the oldest to the union of
Elliott (Tex) and Elizabeth McGowen.
Both parents now deceased, Dollie fills
the gap of both father and mother with
her siblings and the rest of the family.
She is given much love and respect.
This semi-formal affair brought fami-
ly and friends out in great fashions to
show their love for Dollie and she, so
gracious in her pink attire, smiled all the
time, escorted by her special friend,
Romal Chambers, wearing matching
Minister Patricia Thompson, her
younger sister, served as emcee. Paul
Alberta, her son, and Herbert Johnson
posted colors. The soloist for this great
occasion was Stella Aukland, who sang
out of her heart, "At Last and Never
Could Have Made It."
Her older brother, Willie McGowen,
and younger brother, Jackie McGowen,
were there, sharing in her glory, too.
Willie blessed the food
and talked about his
older sister - how it
was when it was just
the two of them.
Jackie, always the DJ,
McGowen and many
other family members
and friends were pres-
and classmates Emily
Gilyard and Maybe
Brown shared their
Dollie and how special
she is to everyone she comes in contact
with. Long-time neighbor, Essie Mae
Brown, stood just to tell her, "I love you,
Dollie thanked everyone for being
there. She was very surprised that Patsy
"came up with the idea wanting to honor
me. After Mom died, they all came to
me as second mom. It was supposed to
be a surprise, but I found out and acted
as if I didn't know. I heard Patsy telling
others on the phone."
It was a grand reunion. Not everyone
participated in everything. Some didn't
want to get dressed up for the banquet
and some didn't want to go to church.
But we know the time is now. Everyone
needs to put God in their lives and give
him some of their time.
I wish Mom and Dad could have
been here. Mom died in 1991. We had
Dad around for a few more years. He
wanted to go everywhere we went. If a
car cranked up, he was in it, ready to go.
Then he left us in 2007 but we continue
to keep the family together.
God has truly blessed us, even after
Mom and Dad have gone, so each year
around the same time we continue to
celebrate, just as we did when they were
with us. Each year we look forward to
the many friends to join us in the
McGowen family and friends reunion.
For we need you and you need us. We
are all God's children.
Next year, we will celebrate with
another family member, honoring them
at the banquet. To God be the glory for
all he has done.
The family of the late Leonard L.
Cribb thanks you, their family and
friends, for whatever you did to console
their hearts during their bereavement
and pray God's blessings upon each of
Birthday wishes to Josiah Johnson,
Saniya Brown, Cecil Brown, Ka'Jah
Clayton, Betty Wilson, Manuel Perry Jr.,
Taylor Sanders, Betty Veal, Carolyn
Collins, Sis. Renee Bolden, Theo
Hammond, Stephanie Way, Kim Rainey,
Leon Cribb, Matthew Mobley and lots of
love in the birthday remembrance of the
late Felicia Holmes-Way and Leonard L.
Above from left at a plaque and book dedication for the late Curtis "Topsy" Smith are Dawn Bostwick, Nassau
County Library director; Kiwanian Jim McCannell; Kiwanian Dick Bradford; Sue McCannell; Michelle Forde,
Youth Librarian; Hunter Lancaster, Topsy's grandson; Candy Lancaster, Topsy's daughter; Caitlin Lancaster, hold-
ing plaque, Topsy's granddaughter; Jenny Smith, Topsy's widow; and Kiwanian Bill Dickson.
Dedication honors devoted Kiwanian
The Kiwanis Club of
Fernandina Beach recently
presented a donation plaque
and a collection of children's
books to the Fernandina
branch library in memory of
longtime member and civic
leader Curtis "Topsy" Smith.
Topsy was a veteran
Fernandina Beach Police ser-
geant, past Nassau County
commissioner, and Port
Authority commissioner. His
popular downtown Gulf sta-
tion was a favorite gathering
spot, and provided an after
school meeting place for
locals and area students.
Many remember his sign
out front, "If you can't stop,
honk." Later, he used his
extensive people skills as
customer service manager at
Winn Dixie. He was a mem-
ber of St. Michael's Catholic
Church and active in its
In Kiwanis he expressed
his devotion to helping oth-
ers, especially children and
youth, through its many
service projects including
Christmas program. Topsy
died several years ago of ALS
(Lou Gehrig's disease).
Kiwanis wants to encour-
age other service organiza-
tions, businesses and individ-
uals to follow its example by
donating funds to the library
to commemorate people or
'Topsy" Smith's name is fea-
tured on the first plate of the
new Fernandina Beach
library wall plaque.
Tickets for Nov. 6 annual 'Taste Of Amelia' on sale now
The 18th annual '"Taste of
Amelia Island," a culinary fair
to benefit the Nassau County
Volunteer Center, will be held
Nov. 6 at the Amelia Island
Cocktails are from 6:30-7
p.m. and Taste of Amelia
from 7-9 p.m.
There will be jazz by The
Instant Groove Band, a silent
auction and raffle. Attire for
the event is semi-formal.
Tickets are $40 and avail-
able at the Amelia Island
Plantation Owners Club;
Century 21/John T Ferreira
(Centre Street); News-Leader
(Ash Street), First Coast
Community Bank (14th
Street) and Yulee (Target
Shopping Center); First
National Bank (14th Street);
Branch Banking & Trust
(14th Street); Horizon's
Restaurant (Palmetto Walk);
The Plantation Shop
(Palmetto Walk); VyStar
Credit Union (14th Street);
Nassau County Tax
Collector's Offices (main
office - James S. Page
96135 Nassau Place, Ste. 5,
Yulee); Callahan (45401
Mickler St.); Hilliard (15885
CR 108); Nassau County
courthouse (416 Centre St.);
and The Nassau County
Volunteer Center (1303
Jasmine St., Ste. 104A).
Tickets can also be pur-
chased by credit cards on the
center's website at www.vol-
For information call 261-
2771 or e-mail
April Rhoden Smith and
Kenneth Edee Tanner Jr.
were united in marriage on
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, on the
beach on Amelia Island. The
bride's children, R.J., Taylor,
Clay and Kylee, were also
part of the wedding ceremo-
The bride is the daughter
of Jackie (Walter) Maderski
of Fernandina Beach and
Garland (Tammy) Rhoden of
Knoxville, Tenn. The groom
is the son of Estelle (Jose)
Rivera of Callahan and the
late Kenneth Edee Tanner Sr.
Following a stay at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
and a honeymoon in Las
Mr. Hawbaker, Miss Wilson
Vegas, Nev., the couple will
reside in Fernandina Beach.
Cristina Wilson of
Fernandina Beach and Cody
Hawbaker of Sullivan, Ill., will
be married Feb. 6, 2010, at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church in
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Mike and Shelly
Wilson of Fernandina Beach.
The groom-elect is the son of
Robert and Kathy Hawbaker
of Sullivan, Ill.
St. Marys shrimp fest
offers fun, food Oct. 3
In keeping with the focus that Kiwanis is all about serv-
of Kiwanis around the world, ing the children of the com-
the St. Marys (Ga.) Kiwanis munity, and the Rock Shrimp
have themed the 2009 Rock festival is an excellent way to
Shrimp Festival Oct. 3 "It's All educate the public about the
About The Kids." Kiwanis' mission.
The theme will be empha- Kids from 2 to 92 will be
sized throughout the day's enjoying one of the highlights
events beginning with this of the festival - the quintes-
year's parade Grand Marshal, sential rock shrimp dinners.
six-year-old Ethan Spinks. Early morning foot races
Ethan recently saved his (beginning at 7:30 a.m.),
infant sister from choking on including a 5k, 10k, and 1.5k
a coin. Junior Run, kick off the day,
Other tributes to the followed by the themed
theme include a new element, parade (10 a.m.).
'The Kids Safety Zone." First, second and third
A collaborative effort prizes will be awarded to
between St. Marys Kiwanis parade entries that best
and 11 other community depict the theme, and the per-
organizations, The Kids petual trophy, "Rocky," will be
Safety Zone will feature a DUI handed over to the Best of
Car Crash Exhibit, Child Parade winner.
Safety Seat Seminars, and live All-day entertainment will
demonstrations and presenta- grace the waterfront stage
tions on pet safety, smoke with more than 100 food and
detector education, K-9 units, arts vendors expected to line
boating safety, bicycle safety, St. Marys Road and Osborne
beer goggles and many other Street. Advance tickets can be
activities, purchased at St. Marys
All children who complete Welcome Center, Kingsland
all the stations will get free Visitors Center, Camden
admission to the St. Marys County Chamber of
Submarine Museum by show- Commerce, Camden Printing,
ing their completed passport. Atlantic Auto Brokers, Island
Parents will receive discount- Lounge & Grill, Coastal Bank
ed admission to the museum. in St. Marys, and Once Upon
St. Marys Kiwanis a Bookseller.
President Jolene Haney said Visit www.smkiwanis.com.
Program on hip replacement
The public is invited to a
free program, "Is Hip
Replacement Right for You,"
on Wednesday at St. Peter's
Richard Blecha, MD,
orthopedic surgeon, who
recently opened a surgical
practice in Fernandina Beach,
will discuss hip problems,
treatments available and how
hip replacement surgery
almost instantly relieves the
excruciating pain that can
occur when walking, trying to
exercise or participate in
Blecha will answer ques-
tions and address the role of
physical therapy both before
and after surgery to strength-
en muscles and restore
Seating for this free pro-
gram is limited. To register,
call 904-202-CARE (2273).
St. Peter's Church is at the
corner of Eighth Street and
Atlantic Avenue in
Fernandina Beach. Look for
the signs for Burns Hall.
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Relax! God is in control.
One of my colleagues at work has a picture on her
desk of two sparrows talking to each other, and
one sparrow is asking the other "Why do people
always seem to be rushing around and fretting
about everything?" The other sparrow responds I
don't know, but perhaps they don't have a God
who watches over them as our God watches over
us " How ironic that we should need to be
reminded of God's watchful, loving eyes by little
birds Sometimes it is as if we are literally carrying
the weight of the whole world on our own narrow
shoulders And, no one's shoulders are broad
enough for that God's expectations for us are
modest He wants us to love and care for our
fellow human beings as best we can, but, He isn't
expecting us individually to be responsible for the
entire planet So, we should relax God is in
control, and therefore even when it may not
appear as if all things are going according to
some cosmic, divine plan, we must know that
they are unfolding exactly as
they should As the Zen
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FRIDAY, September 18,2009/News-Leader
It happened so quickly neither
one of us was ready. The sight of
the concrete barrier, now just
feet in front of us, made us brace
for the worst. I jerked the wheel in
an effort to save our lives. It's a won-
der the car didn't roll. With tires slid-
ing through the grass and my friend
now wide awake, Lofton Creek got
closer and closer.
As I look back over my life, and
some of the near death experiences
I've had, I can't help but acknowl-
edge God and His merciful interven-
tions. I know if He hadn't been there
that day things would have ended
not so well.
The incident took place early one
morning while my friend and I were
driving home from work. Having just
hard, staying awake and making it home
finished a midnight
shift, we were both
ready for some
that's what my
friend decided to
do. Sleep. His
stay awake as we
drove played a big
part in our near
Though it's true
that the bulk of the
blame was mine,
I'm convinced that
he too had a role to play in our safe
travel home that day. Let me explain.
When I'm tired and driving, I
need someone to talk to. Though I
realize I should have pulled over to
rest, we both wanted to get home to
our own beds. If he would have just
stayed awake and talked to me,
things would have been fine.
If you haven't figured it out yet, I
fell asleep at the wheel. Even though
it lasted only for a few seconds, it
was just long enough for us to drift
off the road. When I woke up and
saw where we were, it was almost
too late. I'll never forget the look on
my friend's face as my car slid side-
ways and back onto the pavement. I
can assure you, he stayed wide
awake the rest of the ride home. We
Thinking back on the experience,
all kinds of truths flood into my
mind, truths that place certain
responsibilities on each one of us.
While it's clear that the person who's
behind the wheel is ultimately
responsible for the direction the
vehicle takes, that doesn't exempt
the rest of us from paying attention
and staying awake.
I see it happening all the time.
Whether the topic is countries, busi-
nesses, or even churches, people
assume because someone else is
driving it's OK for them to shut their
eyes and just check out. Personally, I
think that's a mistake. It's not that
those driving would ever intentional-
ly try to wreck, but they're just peo-
ple. They get tired too. To say it sim-
ply, we all need God, and we all need
I thank God that our community
is full of local churches that are alive
and well. I thank God that in the con-
gregation that I'm pastoring, I've got
people that are awake and watching.
Though they esteem me and trust
me as their pastor, they know they
have a personal responsibility for our
success. Honestly, it makes the ride
home what it's really supposed to be.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 'Two are bet-
ter than one; because they have a
good reward for their labor. For if
they fall, the one will lift up his
friend: but woe to him that is alone
when he falls; for he has not another
to help him up."
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
St. Peter's Episcopal
church will present a commu-
nity concert at 7 p.m. tonight
by Dr. Diane Schneider.
Tickets are $15 and avail-
able at the church office. Call
261-4293 to reserve. If not sold
out, tickets will be sold at the
Join Five Points Baptist
Church, 736 Bonnieview Road,
Fernandina Beach, on Sept. 20
at 9:45 a.m. for its Homecom-
ing Service with a concert by
Cathy Perry, followed by a
service with Brother Rodney
Keith. Call 261-4615.
Worship and lunch
Join Salvation Army Hope
House each Tuesday at noon
for its Weekly Worship Service
and Fellowship Lunch. Pastor
Lynn Wilson of Destiny
Fulfilled Christian Ministry
will share the Gospel message
Sept. 22nd. Call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House, 410
South Date St.
Join First Presbyterian
Church at Maxwell Hall Sept.
25 at 6:30 p.m. for a free show-
ing of "Amazing Grace," an
inspiring movie about how
faith brought about the end of
the slave trade in England.
Enjoy pizza and a drawing for
a free copy of the movie. To
learn about the movie visit ww
Love Ministry and
Evangelist Barbara Jenkins
will hold a meeting at 9:30
a.m. Sept. 26 at Covenant
Community Church, 528 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina Beach.
Speaker will be co-pastor and
prophetess Tiffany M. Donley
Impact Your World Church
and Pastor Kalvin Russell
Thompson invites everyone to
attend a free educational work-
shop 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.
'Pretty Hats Tea'
Historic Macedonia A.M.E.
Church, Fall Events
Committee is sponsoring a
"100 Women Pretty Hat Tea"
at 202 S. Ninth St. on Sept. 27
at 4 p.m. Wear your favorite
(church) hat. Enjoy a hat
show and some singing too.
Men are welcome, and to wear
their hats too. There will be
refreshments afterwards. Call
310-6377 or 261-4114.
Facing Racism in a Diverse
Nation Study Circles will be
held Oct. 1-Nov. 14 at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church. A
diverse group of people, lead
by facilitators, will meet week-
ly to discuss issues of impor-
tance. This is open to anyone.
Contact Sharon Stanley at 583-
6272 or e-mail sharon.vod@g
Men's fall dinner
The men of Grace
Community Church invite
males of all ages to its inaugu-
ral fall low country boil and
oyster roast at the Yulee home
of Bob Brannan at 3 p.m. Oct.
3. The event is free and open
to anyone, Christians and non-
Christians. For information
contact Bob at (904) 838-6557,
m or call 491-0363.
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 mes-
sage of the Kingdom of God,
and the apostle's radical rele-
vance for today. Contact Gayle
Gower, 277-3748, or gbgow-
Amelia Plantation Chapel's
"Faithful Readers" is an infor-
mal 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.
Contact Gayle Gower, 277-
On Oct. 24 Episcopal
Church Women will offer a
"Fernandina down-home gour-
met luncheon," in Burns Hall.
Fifi's Fine Fashions will pres-
ent a show of stylish "every-
day wear" available at afford-
able prices. There will be a
Monster Raffle of items suit-
able for holiday gift giving.
Call 261-4293 for information.
Joy of Living
A women's Bible study in
Yulee takes an in-depth
study of 1 Corinthians on
Wednesday, 9:30-11 a.m.
The group is non-denomina-
tional and meets at the River
of Praise church in Yulee.
The workbook is $17, and
childcare is provided. For
more information contact
Bea Walker at 321-2266.
Church invites Nassau
County residents under 40
years old to a special Bible
study for those in their 20s
and 30s. The small group
meets weekly in Yulee and it
is open to the public.
Contact Pastor Dave
Bradsher at 491-0363 or
Sign up online at www.face-
Teen CBS is an interde-
nominational Bible study for
local high school students.
Study the awesome book of
Isaiah, enjoy delicious din-
ner and great fellowship on
Monday nights starting
Sept. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
at The Anchor (First
Presbyterian Church), cor-
ner of Sixth and Centre
streets. Call Carolyn
Gleason at 491-5437 or
Jeanne Scott at 491-9849.
Beth Moore study
Amelia Plantation Chapel
will begin an 11-week Beth
Moore women's Bible study
-Jesus The One And Only-
starting Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.
This is an in-depth study
of the life of Jesus based on
the book of Luke.
Through video and
group study, participants
will join Moore on journey
that leads through the hills
of Galilee with the Teacher,
across the lake with the
Master, and finally on the
road toward the cross with
Workbook is $15. A nurs-
ery will be provided upon
advance notice. Call 277-
4414 or e-mail sand yshawai-
Amelia Island study
The Amelia Island Small
Group of Grace Community
Church meets Tuesday
evenings on the south end
of the island for Bible study,
fellowship and food. Call
In the heart of CELEBRATION BAPTIST
Fernandina Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor CHURCH
9 N. 6 6 Street IInnovative Style, Contemporary Music, Casual Atmosphere
s Dr. Holton Siegling Saturday Vgil Mass- 4 pm & 530 pm
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2Youth7 Telephone Numbers: KidKredible Children Ministries Meeting @10 30am Sunda
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2920 Bailey Road
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Sunday School...................................... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship ................................ 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA .......................... 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study....................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road * County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
September 13, 2009 * 9:15 a.m.
"For Our Good"
MUSIC "May the Mind of Christ
Sunday School Class:
10:30 AM "Pilgrim's Progress Study"
-ALL ARE WELCOME-
The Chapel is located behind
The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation
36 Bowman Road
(904) 277- 4414
515 Centre Street
Rev. Ray Ramsburg. Pastor
--- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
---Vacation Bible School ---
July 12 thru 17
Across from Fort Clinch State Park
providence . >.....
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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Comer Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the
corner of 8th &
NEW SERVICE SCHEDULE
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:45 a.m. Breakfast - Burns Hall
9:30 a.m. Christian for ALL Kick-off
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 * Rev. Mark Stiles
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Come Worship with us where
the Bible is our only Authority.
Church Services: 11am
YMCA on Citrona / 225-5368
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Our province is a founding member of the Anglican Church
of North America
As Anglicans we believe:
* the Bible is the inspired Word of God
* In God the Father who created us
* In Jesus Christ His Son who saved us
* In the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us
As Anglicans we worship using the traditional Liturgy in the
1928 Book of Common Prayer, Affirming the Nicene and the Apostle's Creed.
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Morning Prayer 4th Sunday of each month 10.00 am
RevJ. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 * www.HolyTrinityAnglican.org
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 - 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... .9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. .10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ........... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
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Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service - 10:30am
Bible Study - 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday - Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
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Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Fernandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527
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10:15am - Service
6:30pmrn - Service
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First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Rev. Jeff Overton, Sr Pastor
.. Contemporary Worship
A SUN 9:30am
SYouth, Nursery &
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Rob & Christie Goyette
Senior Pastors On t A1A mil o west of Ama Island
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809
FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church in the
Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Hearts ofAll People
Sunday NewMembers Class 9a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship 11a.m.
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus& Van, Couples, Singles, Youth
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providing high quality food at a low cost!
Boxes are $30 and feed a family of four for about a week.
Items vary by month, but include fresh/frozen items, meats,
fruits, vegetables, dairy etc.
With no income restrictions, everyone can participate!
Contact Fernandina Beach Church of Christ
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FRIDAY, September 18, 2009/NEWS-LEADER
HOME AND GARDEN BRIEFS
Keep Nassau Beautiful,
Inc. in partnership with The
Ocean Conservancy will host
the 2009 International Coastal
Cleanup Sept. 19 at 9 a.m.
The International Coastal
Cleanup is the largest, one-
day, volunteer effort in the
world, organized to clean up
the marine environment.
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc. is
recruiting all volunteers,
whether individuals or
groups. Those with boats can
make an especially strong
impact along the river.
Main Beach, Fort Clinch,
Peters Point and Scott's
Landing are the registration
locations. Following the
cleanup, volunteers will be
treated to lunch at Peters
Point, sponsored by Budget
Contact Todd Duncan at
Keep Nassau Beautiful, 261-
0165 or 1-800-977-0162.
Dee Talty of Olde Hearth
Bakery returns to the Fern-
andina Farmers Market
Founded by Talty's son,
Olde Hearth Bakery special-
izes in artesian breads and
pastries crafted in small
batches with special attention
Dee Talty of Olde Hearth
Bakery returns to the
Market Sept. 19.
to ingredients, process and
contain no preservatives.
Olde Hearth's selection
includes country French loaf,
semolina bread, whole-grain
farm-style bread, stone
ground wheat, rye, potato
and chive, ciabatta, three
types of baguettes and. Past-
ries include cherry, cheese
and raspberry Danish, plain,
chocolate and almond crois-
sants, and a selection of
muffins and scones.
This is the third Saturday
of the month so also at the
market will be Golden Acres
Ranch, the family-run ranch
with a large selection of pas-
ture-raised lamb and goat, as
well as Checkers Cracker
Cookin' with their always
interesting entrees, plantation
muffins and more.
The Fernandina Farmers
Market, open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre streets. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.fernandina-
Nassau Habitat for
Humanity will hold work-
shops for prospective buyers
and accept applications to buy
Habitat homes built on
Applicants must attend a
Nassau Habitat Family Selec-
tion Workshop. Workshops
will be held in the reception
area of the Peck Center, 516
South 10th St., on Sept. 26 at
2 p.m., Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. and
Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. For informa-
tion call 277-0600 or visit
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. 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. For
information and to sign up
contact Titcomb at 277-4187.
The Amelia Island
Association will meet Oct. 14
to discuss the Amelia Island
Trail project for pedestrian-
friendly modes of transporta-
tion. An AIT panel will share
the Trail Plan overview,
answer questions and listen
to input. The trail will connect
20 Amelia Island parks, recre-
ational centers and beach
access points. The meeting is
at 7 p.m. at the community
room of the Fernandina
Beach Police Department on
Lime Street. It is free and
open to the public. For infor-
mation visit ameliaislandasso-
Reflections of Nature
Garden Center will hold a fall
plant sale Oct. 17 from 9 a.m.-
4 p.m., with 20 percent of the
day's sales going to Keep
Nassau Beautiful. The center
is located at 850688 US 17
South in Yulee and owner
James Loper will be on site to
answer any questions about
plants and your garden. Call
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last year's bed and breakfast tour, hosted by the Amelia
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slatedfor Nov. 21
On Nov. 21 kick off your hol-
iday season by touring seven
island bed and breakfast inns,
enjoying each inn's signature
cookie, warm hospitality and
In the spirit of the season,
the Amelia Island Bed and
Breakfast Association is donat-
ing a portion of both ticket and
cookbook sales to Friends of
the Library to help promote lit-
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Fernandina Beach library.
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the Fernandina Beach library,
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Bureau Depot on Centre Street,
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HEATHER A. PERRY
R. Graham Thomas has
been volunteering with the
American Red Cross for 11
He derives a great deal of
satisfaction from his volunteer
work I ....:...-.. the assistance
offered is immediate, uncon-
ditional and available to all
who have suffered a disaster."
Thomas is part of the
Disaster Action Team for
Nassau County. He attends to
clients who have suffered a
disaster due to fire, flood, hur-
ricane, etc. Among the first on
the scene after an event,
Thomas feels good being able
to extend an early hand in the
clients' recovery plans.
Being a Red Cross volun-
teer has brought him "the
comfort of feeling you have
impacted someone else's life in
a small way at the right time."
Bill Dion, director of
Disaster Services for the Red
Cross in Jacksonville, has high
praise for Thomas's volunteer
"Graham is a leadership
volunteer who has assisted us
many times as such. He cur-
rently helps coordinate the
team with three other mem-
bers. He used to be the train-
ing coordinator for the entire
chapter, meaning he actually
set up all the disaster classes
and instructors for the new
Red Cross disaster volun-
Red Cross volunteering is a
family affair for Thomas,
whose father, as a Boy Scout
professional, liaised with the
British Red Cross in the effort
that was World War II. His
aunt, during the same war, was
a Red Cross nurse and seam-
stress who made countless
toys and clothing.
Thomas emigrated from
England to Canada in 1965 and
from Canada to the U.S. in
Retiring here in 1998, he
lists as leisure activities the
Amelia Community Theatre,
Triumph Club of Northeast
Florida, reading and traveling.
He shares his Fernandina
Beach home with his wife,
Janett. The couple has two
grown sons, Paul and
Interfaith group feeds hungry
HEATHER A. PERRY
The Interfaith Dinner
Network is celebrating its first
anniversary this month. An out-
growth of the Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County,
the network serves hot meals
four nights a week at the
Salvation Army Hope House at
Ninth and Date streets.
The late Ele Colborn began
the Coalition for the Homeless
of Nassau County in November
2006 in response to an initia-
tive by the executive director of
the Jacksonville Coalition
(Emergency Services and
Homeless Coalition) to join it
and Clay County as part of their
Continuum of Care.
About 20 community mem-
bers met monthly and after
adding other concerned peo-
ple and agency representatives
to their number, the group gave
themselves a name. A board of
directors was elected in
September 2007 that adopted
the mission statement, "To
advocate for the prevention and
elimination of homelessness,
and the improvement in living
conditions of the homeless peo-
ple in Nassau County."
Last Sept. 4, the Interfaith
Dinner Network began serving
hot meals two nights a week to
the homeless and anyone else
in the community in need of a
nutritious evening meal.
"We have seen an increase
in the number of people
served," said Project
Coordinator Larry Wood. "Last
year we served an average of 32
people at the dinner and this
year that has increased to about
42, and up to 100 at one point.
"We went to three nights in
January and four nights in
April, serving that same num-
ber per dinner."
Cost for preparing the din-
ners has also increased, said
Wood. "It's all come together
so well and we've been blessed
with people who are eager to be
the hands and feet of the Lord
in helping others."
"Each of the 13 local church-
es involved in the effort pro-
vides the food on the day they
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Guests enjoy a hot meal at the Interfaith Dinner Network, served at Salvation Army
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Salvation Army Hope House.
are assigned. Members of their
team serve the food, which is
enjoyed by guests made up of
anyone who needs a hot meal."
Dinners are served from 5-
7 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday.
In addition to a hot meal,
prayer is offered for all who
request it, as well as informa-
tion on all Salvation Army Hope
House services, gifts for chil-
dren, holiday specials and
The community is invited to
assist this effort by making
monetary contributions, spon-
soring dinners, volunteering,
offering transportation and
spreading the word.
Plans are under way to
expand operations to Yulee and
For information on the
Interfaith Dinner Network, call
Larry Wood at (904) 571-7620
or e-mail LarryW42@com-
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Church plans to begin a
Children's Choir this fall for
students in grades 2-5. They
will meet after school at the
church beginning Sept. 29.
From time to time, the choir
will share their songs during
the worship service.
Funding for music classes
in local schools has decreased
substantially, and many chil-
dren have no opportunity for
group singing. Providence
hopes to provide the children
with an opportunity for music
education and exposure to
music through the choir. Any
child in the proper age group
is welcome to join the Child-
ren's Choir. For information
call 432-8118. The church is
located at 96537 Parliament
Drive, just off Old Nassauville
Tickets are on sale at the
Fernandina Beach Middle
School office for the upcom-
ing student production of
"Annie," scheduled for Oct. 8-
10, with a Sunday matinee
Oct. 11. All seats are $10. All
proceeds go to Communities
in Schools of Nassau County.
The cast began rehearsing
Aug. 31 and is looking for-
ward to five rigorous and fun-
filled weeks of singing, danc-
ing, acting and set
"Annie" evening perform-
ances 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 County.
The Ballroom Youth
Academy began the fall
semester of free ballroom
dance classes Sept. 17 from
3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center
auditorium for students in
grades 1-12. Classes will meet
every Thursday with a year-
end recital at the holiday clas-
sic ballroom dance competi-
tion Dec. 19 at the Hyatt hotel
in downtown Jacksonville.
Registration fee is $10; classes
are free. Contact Felix Solis at
The Fernandina branch
library, 25 N. Fourth St., is
seeking teens interested in
volunteering to help plan the
annual Haunted House event,
slated for Oct. 23-31. Contact
Youth Librarian Michelle
Forde at 548-4858 or e-mail
Nassau County teachers
and paraprofessionals are
invited to a free supplies give-
away 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
Bring an ID identifying you
as an educator (old pay stub,
Training for those interest-
ed in becoming mentors in
Take Stock in Children of
Nassau County will be held
Sept. 22, 1-4 p.m., in roomT-
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, Take
Stock program director, at
548-4464 for information and
to reserve a seat.
Teen Jam & Play
On Sept. 24, enjoy Teen
Jam & Play at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department
Community Room from 6-8
p.m. Bring your favorite
games, CDs, DVDs and join in
a night ofjammin' fun with
other teens in the community.
Teen Jam & Play is held the
last Thursday of every month.
For more information contact
Youth Librarian Michelle
Forde at 548-4858 or e-mail
The Island Art Association
on North Second Street will
offer Children's Art on Sept.
26, 10-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-
12:15 p.m., taught by Diane
Hamburg. Call the gallery at
261-7020 to register.
Classes starting the week
of Sept. 28 at the Betty P. Cook
Nassau Center include: Life in
its Biological Environment,
Biology Lab, Introduction to
Criminology, Introduction to
English Comp. I and II,
Introduction to Business,
Humanities, Introduction to
Leadership, Introduction to
Algebra, College Algebra, Pre-
Calculus Algebra, General
Psychology, Strategies for
Success in College, Career
and Life, Fundamentals of
Public Speaking, and
Introduction to Sociology.
To register or for informa-
tion call 548-4432.
On Oct. 5, youth in Nassau
County will join hundreds of
thousands of young people
around the nation to simulta-
neously create biofuel as part
of 4-H National Youth Science
Day, Biofuel Blast.
This year's experiment will
teach youth how cellulose and
sugars in plants - such as
corn, switchgrass, sorghum
and algae - can be converted
into fuel and how alternative
energies can be used in their
In Nassau County, Biofuel
Blast participants will lead dis-
cussions about alternative
energy with county officials
and businesses and in their
communities to demonstrate
the world of alternative fuels
and discuss how they could
make a difference in their
Nassau County 4-H
Council will host the event at
6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5 at
the West Nassau Multi-
Purpose facility in Callahan.
For more information visit
about 4-H in Nassau County at
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. A local round-up
will be held at Hilliard
Elementary Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.
The Coast Guard Academy
at New London, Conn., will
confer 300 full scholarships
this year to qualified high
school seniors for the Class of
2014. The scholarships are full
in every sense of the word -
tuition, books, uniforms, room
and board, medical care, and a
growing monthly stipend (a
one-time start-up fee of $3,000
the sole exception).
Applications will be accept-
ed (visit cga.edu) through
Feb. 1. Applications received
by Nov. 1 will be replied to by
The academy will accept
applications from high school
juniors as well, from Jan. 1-
April 1 online at uscga.edu/
aim, to compete for selection
for next summer's AIM
Mission) programs - three
one-week orientation pro-
grams to be held in July 2010
in New London, Conn.
Office partners in the area
include Bill Long (904) 321-
net; Dennis Murray (904) 549-
net; and Bill Bocchino (904)
Amelia Arts Academy pro-
vides art and music program-
ming for students of all ages.
Financial aid and scholarships
are available. Classes offered
include guitar, piano, violin,
voice, and art. Contact 277-
1225 for more information.
The Amelia Island Parent
Co-Op Preschool is enrolling
now for fall 2009 preschool
classes for ages 2 and 3. Call
261-1161 or visit www.aipcp.
org. The Co-Op is located at
5040 First Coast Hwy., next to
The Dome Healing Center.
No SHO I CTUES-.
The Nassau County
Democratic Party held a
school supplies drive at
its headquarters on Aug.
22 and outfitted 27 chil-
dren with school sup-
plies. The group donated
directly to Southside
Elementary on Monday
in honor of Verna Bell, a
Democratic activist who
started the event five
years ago and died last
Elementary School first
grade teacher Kelly Swift
distributes the supplies
to her students.
Top right, Southside
first graders, front row
from left, Jacob
Faltemier and Kaitlyn
Kinsey and back row,
Trenton Kite, and
Destiny Merritt, hold up
some of the school sup-
plies donated in memory
of Verna Bell by the
Middle right, first
graders Andrew Gainer,
front, and Blake Rowe
and Hannah Rothwell
show off their supplies.
Bottom right, front
row from left, first
graders Jacob Faltemier,
Kaitlyn Kinsey, Maddox
Gillette; and back row,
Trenton Kite, Destiny
Merritt, Alyssa Dunkle
and Nathan Bowers with
their new supplies.
Teaming up for autism
"Team Joel Pace Piano" in support of Jack Summers, above with Pace, will walk
at the University of North Florida on Nov. 8 as part of the 2009 Walk Now for
Autism. If you would like to join the team or make a donation, visit www.joel-
pacepiano.vpweb.com for links to the registration/donation site. Everyone is invit-
ed. Walk Now for Autism offers a fun-filled experience with entertainment,
refreshments, an autism community resource fair and more. For more informa-
tion about the autism society, visit www.autismspeaks.org.
promote a healthy and fun
lifestyle where everyone 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
breakfast/pool party will follow
and is $5 per family. For infor-
mation call 261-1080 or e-mail
Karina Grego at kgrego@first-
Youth Leadership Nassau is
now accepting applications for
the 2009-10 program. Interested
10th and 11th graders will meet
other students from Nassau
County, gain an increased
awareness of community
needs, opportunities and
resources and develop effec-
tive styles of leadership.
Eligible students must
demonstrate proven leadership
ability in school and/or com-
munity activities, have an inter-
est in addressing the issues
confronting Nassau County and
be academically sound. An aver-
age of "B" or better is recom-
Groups meet for monthly
sessions November through
April. Get an application from a
teacher or guidance counselor,
or in the front office.
If you are interested in par-
ticipating, call the Nassau
County Extension office for an
application at (904) 879-1019.
Application deadline is Oct. 1.
Fernandina Beach High
School volleyball teams will
inform and educate the com-
munity about breast cancer and
raise money for breast cancer
prevention, detection and/or
research by hosting "We Dig
Pink" as a community service
project Monday. The FBHS
Pirates will face the Hilliard
flashes and the FBHS gym will
be packed with pink.
We Dig Pink begins with the
eighth grade match at 5 p.m.
followed by the JV match at 6
p.m. and the varsity match at 7
p.m. Fans are encouraged to
wear pink. Breast cancer sur-
vivors will be honored before
the varsity match.
Proceeds from concession
sales and pre-sale T-shirts and
a portion of the gate will be
donated to the Pink Ribbon
Ladies, a local breast cancer
support group. Donations will
also be accepted. Contact Coach
Shannon Strumlauf at 261-5713
Yulee High School will cele-
brate homecoming Friday, Oct.
23 when the Hornets take on
University Christian at 7 p.m.
The theme this year is "Hornets
Save the Day," with activities
planned for the entire week
leading up to the big game.
New this year is the school's
first homecoming parade,
scheduled Friday before the
game. Community participation
is encouraged. Other activities
include FCA Grub Night
Tuesday, Oct. 20, and a Powder
Puff JV game Oct. 22.
On Friday, the homecoming
court will include princes and
princesses from the ninth, 10th
and 11th grade classes. Four
senior girls and boys will be on
the court, and the king and
queen will be elected from the
Dress-up days are as follows:
Monday, 80's exercise day;
Tuesday, farmers day;
Wednesday, superhero day;
Thursday, class color day; and
Friday, spirit day.
For more information con-
tact Donna Jackson, student
government sponsor, at 225-
On Sunday McArthur
Family YMCAwill host its first
Y Kids Triathlon, an event to
OUTDOORS / TIDES
13 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,2009
13A NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
Pirates, Hornets hit the water for 2009 swim season
Both the Fernandina Beach
and Yulee high school swim
teams were invited to compete
Saturday in the Bolles Invita-
tional in Jacksonville.
The FBHS girls 200-yard
medley relay team of Shannon
Philo, Corinne Priest, Summer
Stanley and Aly Kaywork took
12th place. The B team (Kasey
Guenther, Michelle Manson,
Kaylyn Chauncey and Owyn
Porter) wasn't far behind, fin-
Philo placed 17th in the 200-
yard freestyle. Yulee's Cameron
Harville was 40th.
FBHS's Summer Stanley
was 26th and Taylor Owens
was 27th in the 200-yard indi-
vidual medley. Patrick Croft
was 25th and Yulee's Christian
Harville was 35th.
Kaywork placed seventh,
Chauncey was 14th, Brittany
Crane was 39th and Brennan
Beckham was 42nd in the 50-
yard freestyle for FBHS.
Yulee's Trevor Stein was 52nd
and Mathew Bray was 54th.
FBHS diver Owyn Porter is
making quite a splash this sea-
son, coming in 11th Saturday
with a time of 108.75.
Amber Wolfe finished 32nd
in the 100-yard fly. Corinne
Priest finished ninth in the 100-
yard free; Kaywork was on her
tail, finishing 10th. Guenther
FBHS's Josh Reeves was
31st and Cameron Harville 38th
in the 100-yard freestyle.
FBHS's boys 200-yard free
relay team of Reeves, Drew
Bowman, Christian Fore and
Patrick Croft placed 21st. The
girls 200-yard free relay team
was in 10th place and included
Owens, Stanley, Wolfe and
girls held their own with Priest
placing 17th, Philo 21st, Owens
28th and Crane 42nd. Croft
placed 12th in the boys event.
Chauncey placed 21st in the
100-yard breaststroke and
Stanley was 32rd. Reeves made
an exciting race for the boys,
coming in 22nd. Brennan
Beckham was 32nd and Yulee's
Christian Harville a second
The FBHS girls placed ninth
in the 400-yard free relay with
Philo, Wolfe, Priest and Owens.
On Sept. 10, the FBHS
swimmers hosted Yulee and
The FBHS boys 200-yard
free relay team of Fore, Croft,
Bowman and Beckham placed
third followed by Yulee's Zach
Hamrick, Bray, Christian
Harville and Stein in fourth.
The FBHS girls 200 free
relay took first place and the
Amber Wolfe, left, competes in the 100-yard butterfly and Brennan Beckham, right,
High School swim team Saturday during the Bolles Invitational.
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competes in the 50-yard freestyle for the Fernandina Beach
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Caitlyn O'Rourke of Yulee, left, placed second in the 100-yard backstroke and third in the 200-yard freestyle Sept. 10 in Fernandina Beach.
Teammate Christian Harville, right, placed fourth in the 200-yard medley relay and fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.
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FBHS's Kaylyn Chancey, left, competes in the 200-yard medley Saturday at the Bolles Invitational. Yulee's Cameron Harville,
the 200-yard medley Sept. 10 with Zach Hamrick and Trevor Stein. Harville was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle.
right, competed in
FBHS diver Owyn Porter, right, placed 11th at the Bolles Invitational on Saturday.
team included Hannah Wrenn,
Owens, Kaywork and Philo.
Fernandina also came in fourth
in that relay with Ashley
LiCausi, Carrie Fletcher, Crane
and Guenther. Yulee followed in
fifth with Bri Kummer, Court-
ney Lowary, Savannah Shelton
and Caitlyn O'Rourke.
Fernandina's 400-yard free-
style relay team of Priest,
Guenther, Fletcher and Wolfe
placed second and teammates
Manson, Crane, Kristen Lewis
and Wrenn came in shortly
after in fourth.
Reeves was first in the 100-
yard backstroke and third in
the 200-yard individual medley
and third in the 200-yard med-
ley relay with his teammates
Bryson Baxter, Croft and Fore.
Kaywork came in first in the
100-yard breaststroke and sec-
ond in the 200-yard IM.
O'Rourke placed a very
close second in the 100-yard
backstroke and third in the 200-
Priest placed first in the 50-
yard freestyle and third in the
Philo placed first in the 100-
yard freestyle and second in
Fernandina Beach and
Yulee will compete against the
Florida School for the Deaf &
Blind Thursday at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
held their home
stops a Callahan ,
Callahan won 38-8.
Right, a Fernandina
player blocks a
Hilliard player to
open the hole for
won the hard-fought
battle 20-12. FBMS
Gillespie had a
touchdown in the
air and on the .
ground to along
with 100 yards .
Totzke had 30
yards receiving and
Pirates were led by
Jovan Pollard and
Robert Moore with
a good performance
out of Moses on the
corner. Yulee hosts
Tuesday at 6 p.m.
PHOTOS BY BETH
Local gridiron star leading nation
Just a year ago, Purdue run- began his physi- at Charlton County. It so
ning back Ralph Bolden was cal therapy short- impressed the Purdue coaching
recovering from a severe knee ly afterwards. staff that he won the starting job
injury and facing a redshirt sea- The rehabili- over senior tailback Jaycen Taylor
son. He is now this year's leading station for an ACL "Many, many times in practice
rusher in the NCAA. is not easy, but, (Bolden) took it the full length of
Bolden was injured during his with a specific the field," Purdue coach Danny
senior season at Charlton County goal in mind, get- Hope said. "You see a guy doing
High School in Folkston, Ga. The ting back in time that over and over again and pretty
Indians were advancing through for the start of soon you realize this guy's got
the playoffs when Bolden made a Purdue's season, some speed that can make a differ
hard cut to avoid a tackle and felt a SPORTS Bolden worked ence to the football team."
pop in his knee. He knew immedi- very hard under Purdue quarterback Joey
ately that something was not right MEDICINE the direction of Elliott is thrilled to have Bolden in
with his knee. GREGORY Wise and, within the backfield.
I saw Bolden along with his GREGORY six months, he "We saw in the spring that he
father and Christopher Wise, the SMITH, M.D. was back to run- had big-play capabilities. When
director of Sports Medicine for - ...- ning and cutting you get the ball in his hands,
Advance Rehab. Wise also served without pain or something special can happen,"
as Charlton's certified athletic weakness in the knee. As a fresh- Elliot said.
trainer. Bolden's physical exam man, the 5-foot-9 194-pound run- Bolden currently leads the
clearly showed that he had torn ning back saw playing time in country with 357 rushing yards,
his ACL and would be facing sur- eight games. averaging 178 yards per game and
gery to reconstruct it. Bolden now feels he is as fast 7.1 yards per carry, with four
One of the discussions we had and and strong as ever. As touchdowns.
at that time was whether to recon- Purdue's starting tailback, This column is written to discus
struct his ACL immediately or wait Bolden burst on the national scene issues regarding sports, medicine
a few months until he entered the opening weekend of college and safety. It is not intended to
Purdue and then have the team football two weeks ago when, on serve as a replacement for treat-
physician there do the operation. his first carry, he rocketed 78 ment by a doctor. It is only designed
Bolden wanted to get back to play yards for a touchdown against to offer guidelines on the preven-
as soon as possible and have some Toledo. He would finish the game tion, recognition and care of
hope of playing his freshman year. with 234 yards, the third-highest injuries and illness. Specific con-
He, therefore, wanted me to per- single-game total in school history, cerns should be discussed with a
form the surgery. leading his team to a 52-31 win and physician. Mail questions to
So, the day after Christmas, he earning the Big Ten Offensive Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18t
underwent his procedure at Player of the Week Award. St., Suite 204, Fernandina Beach,
Baptist Medical Center-Nassau to Bolden often showed this FL 32034. Call 261-8787 or visit
reconstruct the torn ACL and explosive speed during his career www.gsmithmd.com.
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PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
Mullet are running in the Intracoastal Waterway at both the Nassau and St. Marys
inlets and along the beaches. Perry Penland Jr. is pictured with a net full of finger
mullet, which are prime live baits for a variety of saltwater gamefish.
Tide good for surf fishing
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Weather conditions are looking
excellent this weekend. Last
weekend a strong ocean breeze
kept fishermen in the backwa-
ters and bays.
During windy weather days, recent catches
included red drum at the footsteps of histori-
cal Fort Clinch during the incoming tide. Red
drum weighing to 30 pounds
are taking cut croaker, whit-
ing or large fresh shrimp
fished on the bottom.
Bay fishermen will find a
flood tide arriving Saturday at
the mouth of the Amelia
River at 9:51 a.m. This offers
perfect conditions for hook-
ing up to the early run of red
ON THE drum in the quiet waters of
Cumberland Sound, where
WATER small boat fishermen will
have the opportunity to catch
TERRY a fish of a lifetime.
LACOSS Red drum fishing should
also be good at the tip of the
St. Marys jetty rocks during
the last of the incoming tide as well. Inlet fish-
ermen will also have the opportunity to catch
tarpon, cobia and large pelagic sharks.
During the peak high tide, topwater fishing
in the backwater should produce excellent
action for redfish, sea trout and jack crevalle.
Be sure to use a mullet pattern topwater plug
as backwater game fish are now keying in on
the fall run of mullet.
Flounder fishing is improving at the foot-
steps of Fort Clinch, where a perfect tide
arrives Saturday for fishermen on foot or fish-
ing from a small boat. Fish on the bottom with
live finger mullet or bull head minnows.
Offshore fishing this weekend should be
red hot after the past week of windy weather.
Be sure to bring along a box of frozen cigar
minnows as a backup as live baits are typically
Nancy Dunbar caught this nice black
drum while fishing with a Fish Finder
setup and live shrimp.
hard to find after windy weather. Local charter
fishing captains have found freezing gallon-
size bags full of dead menhaden makes for an
excellent backup plan.
Surf fishermen will also have an excellent
tide this weekend with a flood tide arriving at
9:51 a.m. Saturday. Fresh shrimp, live finger
mullet or live sand fleas will catch a variety of
saltwater gamefish, including whiting, blue-
fish, sea trout, flounder, puppy drum and red-
fish. If you are over the age of 16, you will
need to purchase a saltwater fishing license
when fishing from a boat, bridge, land or fish-
The News-Leader encourages local anglers to
submit photographs of their catches. E-mail pho-
tos to bjones@fbnewsleadercom, mail them to
P.O. Box 766, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035, or
drop them by the office at 511 Ash St. in
Fernandina Beach. Call Beth Jones at 261-
3696 for more information.
Saturday was fall
season opening day
for the Amelia
Island Youth Soccer
U6 Dragons. The
team includes, seat-
ed from left, Starlyn
Evans, Edie Sadler,
Aidan Watson, Trey
Ansley Jacobs and
Cole Morgan; back
row, Coach Stacy
are played at the
soccer fields on
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 18 PROVIDENCE 730
Sept 25 at West Nassau* 7 30
Oct 2 BOLLES 7 30
Oct 9 EPISCOPAL* 7 30
Oct 23 INTERLACHEN* homecom 7 30
Oct 30 at University Christian* 7 30
Nov 6 at Yulee 7 00
Nov 13 at Matanzas 7 00
* District games
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 18 MATANZAS 700
Sept 25 at Episcopal* 7 30
Oct 9 WEST NASSAU* 7 00
Oct 16 at Bolles* 730
Oct 23 UNIVERSITY CHRIST* 700
Oct 30 at Interlachen* 7 30
Nov 6 FERNANDINA* 700
Nov 13 at Paxon 7 00
* District games
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 21 UNIVERSITY CHRIST 6/700
Sept 22 RAINES (varsity) 6 00
Sept 24 EPISCOPAL 530/630
Sept 29 FERNANDINABEACH 530/630
Oct 2-3 Keystone tourney
Oct 6 at Raines (varsity) 6 00
Oct 12 TRINITY 6/700
Oct 13 at Fernandina Beach 530/630
Oct 20 WEST NASSAU 5 30/6 30
Oct 26-29 District
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 21 UNIVERSITY CHRIST
Sept 24 EPISCOPAL
Oct 1 at St Johns Country Day
Oct 5 at West Nassau
Oct 8 HILLIARD
Oct 13 at Femrandina Beach
Oct 15 at Trinity
Oct 20 District at Fernandina Beach
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 21 UNIVERSITY CHRIST
Sept 24 at Femandina Beach
Oct 6 at Hilliard
Oct 13 atHilliard
Oct 14 at West Nassau
Oct 19 District at Fernandina Beach
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Oct 6 at West Nassau
Oct 15 at Baker County
Oct 20 home meet
Oct 29 County
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 24 Flonda D&B
Sept 29 Baldwin
Oct 13 Bishop Snyder
Oct 15 Episcopal
Oct 22 Baldwin
Oct 26-31 District
Nov 5-7 Regional
Nov 12-14 State
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
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 530/630
Oct 3 Dig Pink-Stanton (varsity) TBA
Oct 5 at Middleburg 5 30/6 30
Oct 8 at Bolles 5 30/6 30
Oct 13 YULEE 530/630
Oct 19 WEST NASSAU" 530/630
Oct 20 UNIV CHRISTIAN 530/630
Oct 26-29 District 3-3A at Episcopal TBA
* District games
" Senior night
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
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 430
Nov 5 District 2-2A
Nov 14 Region 1-2A, Tallahassee
Nov 21 State 2A meet, Dade City 8am
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Football
Sept 24 WEST NASSAU 700
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 700
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 24 FLORIDA D&B
Sept 29 at Baldwin
Oct 1 PROVIDENCE 400
Oct 6 BISHOP SNYDER
Oct 13 at St Johns Country Day 430
Oct 15 at Episcopal 430
Oct 22 BALDWIN
Oct 26-31 District
Nov 7 Regional
Nov 12-14 State
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 21 PROVIDENCE 400
Sept 22 EPISCOPAL 415
Sept 28 at West Nassau 4 00
Oct 6 at Providence 4 00
Oct 13 YULEE /Providence (JV) 400
Oct 14 WEST NASSAU 400
Oct 15 Bishop Kenny TBA 4 00
Oct 19 or 20 Distnct
Oct 26 Region, Haile Plantation
Oct 27-29 State in Dunnellon
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Sept 23 at Providence 4 00
Sept 24 ORANGE PARK 400
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 Distnct
Oct 26 Region at UF
Nov 2-4 State at Lakeland
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Sept 22 at Yulee 6 00
Sept 29 CALLAHAN 6 00
Oct 6 at Hilliard 600
Oct 13 PROVIDENCE 430
Oct 20 YULEE 6 00
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Sept 17 YULEE 215/315
Sept 21 HILLIARD 500
Sept 24 CALLAHAN 5/600
Sept 28 at Yulee 5/6 00
Oct 1 County at Hilliard
YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Sept 22 FERNANDINABEACH 600
Sept 29 HILLIARD 600
Oct 6 at Callahan 600
Oct 13 RICHARDSON 600
Oct 20 at Fernandina Beach 6 00
YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Sept 21 at Callahan 6 00
Sept 28 FERNANDINABEACH* 315
Oct 1 County at Hilliard 4 30
The First Coast District of the Eastern
Surfing Association will hold its next local con-
test Oct. 18 at 8 a.m. on the beach near
Slider's at the end of Sadler Road in
Anyone interested in joining the ESA or for
information on the local chapter, contact
Richie Obszarski at (904) 891-3032.
Sponsorship inquiries are always welcome.
Fernandina Beach High School volleyball
teams want to inform and educate the
Fernandina Beach community about breast
cancer, as well as raise money for breast can-
cer prevention, detection and/or research by
hosting "We Dig Pink" as a community service
project Sept. 21. The FBHS Pirates will face
the Hilliard flashes and the FBHS gym will be
packed with pink. "We Dig Pink" begins with
the eighth grade match at 5 p.m. followed by
the junior varsity match at 6 p.m. and the var-
sity match at 7 p.m.
FBHS Coach Shannon Strumlauf says,
"It's important to give back to the community
and we will be honoring breast cancer sur-
vivors before the varsity match at 7 p.m."
She encourages everyone to wear pink.
All proceeds raised through concession
sales and pre-sale T-shirts will be donated to
the Pink Ribbon Ladies, a local breast cancer
support group. A portion of gate proceeds will
also be donated. Donations will also be
accepted. Contract Strumlauf at 261-5713.
Barbecue dinners and car wash
The Fernandina Beach High School girls
volleyball team will hold a barbecue dinner
and car wash Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at Bo and Mike's Detail on Eighth Street.
Dinners are $8 and car wash tickets are $5.
For information call 321-0844.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 will
be determined by age. The event will be fol-
lowed by a pancake breakfast/pool party at $5
per family. Proceeds benefit the YMCA Strong
Kids campaign. Call 261-1080 or e-mail
Karina Grego at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Packers Fan Club of Fernandina
Beach is organizing for the 2009 season.
Anyone interested should contact John
Megna at email@example.com.
Fernandina 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 master walk class is open to the public
and free of charge. Sept. 26 is a one-day cer-
tification program for individuals enrolled. Visit
www.walkleader.com or call (724) 656-8466.
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.
Sailing Club meets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club. Social
hour is at 6:30 p.m; meeting is at 7:30 p.m.
Call Commodore Charlie Steinkamp at 261-
5213 or visit www.ameliaislandsailing.org.
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
Playground. 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 bas-
ketball) will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Register in advance at www.firstgiving.
com/freedomplayground. For information,
contact Aaron Morgan at (904) 335-7253 or e-
mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backto School beach rumn
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
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 the sheriff
Get ready for a day of fun and sportsman-
ship. Nassau County Sheriff Tommy Sea-
graves invites everyone to "I Shot with the
Nassau County Sheriff." The sporting clay
tournament is Nov. 6 at Amelia Shotgun
Sports in Yulee, 86300 Hot Shot Trail. Test
your skills against Sheriff Seagraves and
other local law enforcement officers while
raising money for a good cause, Cops and
Kids Foundation. Registration begins at 9
a.m. The shoot starts at 10 a.m. Lunch and
an awards ceremony begin at 1 p.m.
Form a two-person team for $250 or a
four-person team for $500. 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 atWhiteOak
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 on race day.
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 and
goody bag. Visit GOTRneflorida.org or call
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday each month at the
county building, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-
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-
* 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 email@example.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.clubl 4fitness.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.
* Y Yoga, 961687-201E Gateway Blvd.,
offers a stretch and strengthening class,
pilates, yin, yoga core ball, yoga for longevity,
beach yoga and basic yoga. Call 415-9642.
* 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, 708 S. Eighth St., offers inspi-
rational all-levels Baptiste Style Power Yoga
classes, workshops, yoga detox and retreats.
Call (904) 335-0539, e-mail info@goyogainc.
corn or visit www.goyogainc.com.
* Kinderstudios, 1897 Island Walkway. Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
* Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St.
* A Chance To Dance, 474378 SR200. Call
753-3407 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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.
OUT AND ABOUT
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18,2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA
Southern Women's Show
Fun with popular personalities on tap Oct. 15-18
T Jacksonville's Prime
Osborn Convention Center Oct.
15-18, guests can maximize their
time and money with tips on how
to live their best lives from celebri-
ty guests Real Housewife of NYC
Bethenny Frankel, Oprah trainer
Bob Greene and "Coupon
Queeny" Tanya Senseney. The vis-
iting personalities are just part of
the features of interest to women,
from fashion to health and fitness
to travel to home lifestyle.
The highly anticipated annual
event designed specifically for
women comes back bigger than
ever, taking over every square
inch of space in the convention
* Fans of the wildly popular
Bravo series Real Housewives of
New York City can ask their burn-
ing behind-the-scenes questions
when Frankel meets and greets
fans. She will share her experi-
ences on the show, and give tips
from her New York Times best-
seller, Naturally Thin. She'll also
share secrets behind the popular
She is also a natural food chef
whose No. 1 goal is to democratize
health, making it accessible, bal-
anced and sustainable for every-
one, not just the A-list celebrities
and Hollywood elite. "Not every-
body can afford a private chef and
a nutrition team," Frankel says. "I
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Celebrity chef Bethenny Frankel of Real Housewives of New York
City fame, author and health guru Bob Greene and "Coupon
Queeny" Tanya Senseney are among the star guests slated to
appear at the Southern Women's Show in Jacksonville Oct. 15-
Not everybody can
afford a private chef and
a nutrition team.... I
barely have time to
cook for myself '
CHEF BETHENNY FRANKEL
barely have time to cook for
Frankel has built a reputation
for creating healthy foods that
never compromise on taste. After
graduating from The Natural
Gourmet Institute for Health &
Culinary Arts in New York, her
passion for health and healing
combined with her innovative culi-
nary skills inspired her to create
BethennyBakes, a line of low fat,
wheat, egg and dairy free baked
Frankel has also been featured
in dozens of publications and tele-
vision shows, and writes a monthly
column for Health Magazine, in
her capacity as the publication's
Between filming "Housewives"
and making personal appearances,
Frankel recently penned a new
book, Naturally Thin - Unleash
Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself
From a Lifetime of Dieting, which
will unleash and unshackle read-
ers from a lifetime of dieting.
Her 10 tried-and-true rules,
combined with a seven-day pro-
gram that helps incorporate those
rules into real life, can help anyone
alleviate toxic "food noise," freeing
up the mind and body to find bal-
ance and return to its naturally
thin state, without ever dieting
Frankel is a "fixologist" who is
constantly revamping and skinnify-
ing traditional cocktail recipes.
She is most famous for the devel-
opment of her "Skinnygirl
Margarita," which has been one of
the most popular topics on the
Bravo website and will be in stores
this fall. Her fixologist outlook has
inspired her next book, which will
include food and cocktail recipes.
Watch for it in January 2010.
* On Thursday, Oct. 15, guests
will get tips for living their best life
and getting in shape from celebrity
trainer Bob Greene, an exercise
physiologist and certified personal
trainer specializing in fitness,
metabolism and weight loss. He's
been a frequent guest on The
Oprah Winfrey Show, has
appeared on dozens of national tel-
evision programs and written sev-
eral best-selling books.
Greene holds a master's degree
from the University of Arizona and
is a member of the American
College of Sports Medicine and
the American Council on Exercise.
For the past 17 years he has
worked with clients and consulted
on the design and management of
fitness, spa and sports medicine
SHOW Continued on 3B
For the News Leader
When the Finch Rises, Jack
Riggs' debut novel of two strug-
gling young boys coming of age in
a small mill town in North
Carolina, is cleverly woven like the
finest of threads among world
events in the pivotal year of 1968.
That year was one that changed
our culture forever. Since Riggs
grew up during that time of politi-
cal assassinations, civil rights and
the Vietnam War, it was the per-
fect backdrop for his first effort.
It is the tale of 12-year-old
Raybert Williams and his best
friend Palmer Conroy who cling to
each other in
the closest of
while living in
real world exis-
tence on the
edge of poverty,
dream and plan
a permanent escape to Myrtle
Beach, S.C., in a 1965 Pontiac
Catalina convertible belonging to
Palmer's deceased father, and all
the while, Palmer's short legs
Jack Riggs, author of When the Finch Rises, will be a fea-
tured author at the Amelia Island Book Festival, scheduled
for Feb. 11-14.
barely even reach the pedals.
Their heroes are GI Joe, The
Lone Ranger and especially
Evel Knievel when they wit-
ness the famous jump over 20
buses that he successfully made
and some of us remember well.
Through real, raw emotion and
growing momentum, Riggs spins a
tale filled with young sensibilities,
redemption, grace, salvation and
the absolute assuredness that any-
thing is possible.
Riggs, who teaches at Georgia
Perimeter College in Atlanta and
who was named Georgia Author of
the Year - Fiction 2009 for his sec-
ond novel, Fireman's Wife, devel-
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ROBERT M. WEINTRAUB
For the News-Leader
Aristotle, Arab alchemists and Dutch
traders all stumbled upon a principle of
physics that adds great pleasure to the
after-dinner milieu. They discovered that
when you heat a liquid strange things
happen because different substances
have different boiling points. Specifically,
while water will boil at 212 degree
Fahrenheit, alcohol boils earlier at 173
W 1INE & Therefore, you
INE can distill alco-
hol from a fer-
navv sERS mented liquid,
such as fruit
The Greek philosopher first noted that
steam rising from a cooked dish will con-
dense on a lid put over the dish. He took
this observation further to show that
drinkable water can be obtained from salt
water by boiling it.
About a thousand years later Arabians
thought vapors arising from a heated sub-
stance contained the essence or spirit of
life and therefore the secret of creation.
They called the condensed form of these
vapors "the water of life" - aqua vitae in
Latin, eau-de-vie in French and uisage
beatha in Celtic (pronounced "wiske").
One of the products produced by these
alchemists, made by heating fermented
fruit juice, was given the Arabic name al
k'ohl. It didn't take long for the Arabic
discovery to spread to Europe.
A few hundred years later Dutch mer-
chants established a trading partnership
with French farmers on the Gironde
River. These farmers produced a popular
wine from the columbard grape. But wine
could spoil on the long sailing voyages
home, so the Dutch first boiled the wine,
which they called "burnt wine," or, in
Dutch, brandywijn. Being smart business-
men, those French farmers quickly estab-
lished distilleries in the small villages of
Jarnac and Cognac and the rest, as they
say, is history.
Cognac has become the most popular
form of brandy, in part because the
French brandy was enjoyed by Napoleon
Bonaparte. (Courvoisier has claimed it is
the true Napoleon Brandy although Felix
Courvoisier didn't establish his company
until 1835, long after Napoleon's death.)
"Napoleon Brandy," whether produced in
the Cognac district or elsewhere in
France, has evolved as the brandy of
choice among many.
But it isn't the only fine brandy. From
the southwest French province of
Gascony comes Armagnac; from Spain's
Jerez district comes Fundador and from
Germany comes Asbach Aralt. In fact,
fine brandy can be made from any fruit,
witness Normandy's Calvados made from
"The liquid gold of Gascony" evolved
long before the Dutch began boiling wine
in Cognac, but because the region does
not have a major outlet to the sea, it has
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HEROES AMONG US
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
'HANG AT THE HANGAR"
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Library, the Veteran's
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. cel-
IZ l ebrate this reunion with
WWII memorabilia, USO
girls and a special appearance by retired Brig.
General Dan Cherry, author of My Enemy My
This event is free and open to the public from
noon-5 p.m. at the Fernandina Beach airport. For
more information, contact Alex at the museum at
261-7378, ext. 102.
Women in Nassau helping Women in Need is
sponsoring A Cup of Comfort Fashion Show and
Tea Party to benefit Gerri's Corner on Sept. 20
from 2-4 p.m. at Savannah Grand Assisted Living,
1900 Amelia Trace Court,
Tickets are $30 in advance
or $35 at the door, if not sold
out. Tickets can be purchased
at Fifis Fine Resale on South
Eighth Street, Gauzeway I
and Pineapple Patch on F
Centre Street, I I I I ..)
Patchington on Sadler
Road, Elizabeth's in the Harris Teeter plaza, and
Heron's Swim & Sport in the Palmetto Walk
For information contact Diane at 548-9750.
ITALIAN FEAST FOR BARNABAS
Barnabas Center will host an Italian feast
fundraiser to support the Crisis Center,
Samaritan Medical Clinic
and Barnabas Dental
Clinic on Sept. 26.
A wine and beverage
social will begin at 5:30
P B p.m., followed by an
Italian feast. There will be
entertainment by a strolling Italian-style singer
accompanied by a violinist. The chef is William
A raffle will be held for a wine refrigerator filled
with wine. Tickets are $5 or 5 for $20. Dinner tick-
ets are $25 and available at New To You, 930
South 14th St. E-mail
The event will be held on the closed street in
front of 120 N. Sixth St. In the event of rain,
it will move to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Contact Stephanie Navarro at 261-
7000, ext. 104.
'SHRIMP & GRITS'
"Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp
Festival" is today through Sept. 20 at Jekyll Island,
Ga. The popular festival boasts amateur
and professional cooking -
shrimp eating con- i
races, entertainment a ndi
Contact the Jekyll Island Welcome Center at 1-
877-4-JEKYLL, or visit
Submit items to Sidn Perry at
'When the Finch Rises'
chronicles pivotal year
This is one in a series of reviews of books to be featured at the
Amelia Island Book Festival - 2010. Reviewers represent a broad
spectrum of community readers and writers. Author Jack Riggs
will be a featured author at the festival, Feb. 11-14, 2010. Visit
www.ameliaislandbookfestival.com or contact Executive Director
Dickie Anderson at email@example.com.
FRIDAY, September 18, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The Amelia Island
Museum of History's next
3rd Friday on 3rd Street
presentation at 4 p.m. today
features a short documentary
on the Korean War, often
called the Forgotten War.
After the film hear from the
director, producer and a num-
ber of Korean War veterans
who were involved in the
making of the film.
Hear the tales of hardship
and heroism from those who
survived this historic conflict
and meet some of America's
true heroes. For information,
contact Alex at 261-7378, ext.
The American Legion
Riders Chapter 54, in the log
cabin across from the city
water tower, will host their
monthly "Steak Night" Sept.
19 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner
includes a steak cooked to
order, baked potato, corn on
the cob, salad and a roll for a
$10 donation. To-go dinners
available to non-members. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Riders Chapter 54.
Florida historian Dr.
Robert Parker Hurst of
Tallahassee will give a narrat-
ed slide presentation to the
Sons of Confederate
Veterans and their guests at
the Pig BBQ in Callahan
Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Hurst has
traveled the South and pho-
tographed many of the surviv-
ing edifices and recorded
facts and legends from own-
ers and local historians. The
sister Order of the
Confederate Rose meets reg-
ularly with Camp 745 and
contributes music and poetry,
often dressed in 1861-65
attire. For information call
(904) 571-1177 or 277-9628.
The American Business
Women's Association -
Eight Flags Charter Chapter
will meet Sept. 24 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Social time begins at 6
p.m. and the dinner meeting
at 6:30 p.m. This month the
chapter celebrates its 40th
anniversary and extends a
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special invitation to all guests,
especially past members and
presidents. Dinner is $13 and
payable that evening. Call
Susan Sturges at 206-2580
for information and to RSVP.
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-
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
For information call Kristen
Perrett at (904) 556-6044 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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! For infor-
mation call Kristen M. DeRoo
at 206-4414 or visit
author and lecturer John
Colletta brings his expertise
in genealogical research and
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Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
Children's choir forming
Providence Presbyterian Church plans to
begin a Children's Choir this fall for students
in grades 2-5. They will meet after school at
the church beginning Sept. 29. From time to
time, the choir will share their songs during
the worship service.
Funding for music classes in local schools
has decreased substantially, and many chil-
dren have no opportunity for group singing.
Providence hopes to provide the children with
an opportunity for music education and expo-
sure to music through the choir. Any child in
the proper age group is welcome to join. For
information call 432-8118. The church is
located at 96537 Parliament Drive, just off Old
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 S.
Fletcher Ave., presents Andy Haney tonight;
Gary Lee Sept. 19; Andy Haney Sept. 21;
Richard Stratton Sept. 22; and DJ Roc Sept.
23. Call 261-5711.
The Waco Ramblers,
Walton County's "Finest
Goodtime String Band,"
will play at the Green
Turtle Tavern, 14 S. Third
St., Fernandina Beach, on
Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. Call UVEZ . TSaZZ. u
321 -2324 for information. "'s'xn' =n1ne
Jazz at the beach
The Historic American Beach Summer
Jazz Series presents the Instant Groove in a
free jazz concert from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 19 at
Burney Park at the corner of Gregg and
Burney. Bring a chair to enjoy ocean breezes,
food and music. Donations to the American
Beach Property Owners Association, Inc.
projects are appreciated. For more informa-
tion, contact Eve Jones at 277-7960.
Sounds on Centre
Sounds On Centre, presented by the
Historic Fernandina Business Association, will
cap the 2009 series with a New Orleans-style
"Second Line Jazz and Dixieland Street
Celebration" Oct. 2 from 6-9 p.m. on Centre
Street between Front and Second streets.
The concert will feature jazz
musician/drummer Les DeMerle and a six-
piece, all-star cast including Bonnie Eisele. In
addition, TGIF seven-piece Dixieland band
This free community concert is a joint
effort between the association and the Amelia
Island Jazz Festival, scheduled for Oct. 2-11.
his passion for writing family
history to Amelia Island 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 program, 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 overcoming
your most difficult genealogi-
cal research problems) and
"How To Prepare for
Successful Research In
Raffle drawings will be held, including tickets
to a concert by jazz festival headliner David
Sanborn. T-shirts will be on sale. All proceeds
go to funding Sounds on Centre concerts.
The Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz
Festival runs Oct. 2-11 at various venues on
Amelia Island, including an Oct. 3 program at
the Palace Saloon with jazz scholarship win-
ner Jawren Walton's modern jazz band, a free
Oct. 4 afternoon concert in Amelia Park with
the 18-piece U.S. Navy Big Band Southeast,
Latin Night Oct. 8 at the Palace with Impacto
Latino, Oct. 9 and 10 shows starring headlin-
er David Sanborn with The Midnight Blue
Band at the First Baptist Church auditorium,
and the Oct. 11, Dixieland brunch at the
Beech Street Grill.
A not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, the
Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz Festival dis-
tributes proceeds toward a scholarship pro-
gram. Visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com
or call (904) 504-4772.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church's next
Community Concert Oct. 18 features Beth
Newdome on violin, a favorite performer at
the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival,
and Peter Wright, a member of the
Jacksonville Symphony, on clarinet.
Call 261-4293. The goal of the concert
series, under the direction of Emma Bledsoe,
is to present four to eight programs every
year. A freewill offering will be taken at some
concerts, and tickets sold for others.
Bark. Boogie, BBQ'
"Bark, Boogie, BBQ" will be held Oct. 19 at
Sandy Bottoms restaurant at Main Beach.
Tickets are $35. Dinner is from 6-7 p.m. and
dancing starts at 7 p.m. featuring the
"Bobcats," a contemporary rock group.
Purchase tickets at BarkAvenue Pet
Boutique at The Spa & Shops at Amelia
Island Plantation, 261-2275 or stacy@barkav-
enuepetboutique.com, and Dog Leg
Productions, 261-4279 or Dog904@aol.com,
or at the door. Proceeds will benefit Project
Chance, which provides service dogs to chil-
dren with autism in Northeast Florida.
The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival
will host the last-ever performance of the
world-renowned Guarneri String Quartet on
Oct. 27. The will feature works by Schubert
and Beethoven. The concert will be held at
7:30 p.m. at Amelia Plantation Chapel.
Tickets are $60 and can be purchased
online at www.aicmf.com or call 261-1779.
Pre-register by sending
you name, phone number and
e-mail address to AIGS, P.O.
Box 6005, Fernandina Beach,
32035 or by e-mailing the
same to aigswebmaster
A new permanent Amelia
Island Museum of History
days when the building was
the Nassau County Jail. An
actual cell will be re-created
with story panels and artifacts
showing life in the jail.
That morning, those on
Amelia Island's "Most
Wanted List" (politicians,
bankers, restaurateurs, hair-
dressers, etc.) will be arrested
and escorted in sheriff's
deputy cars to the museum
where Judge Bob Williams
will set bail. They will contact
friends to bail them out. The
"bail" is a tax-deductible dona-
tion to the museum. Jaguar
cheerleaders will be on hand
to encourage the jailbirdss" to
Funds will help replace a
leaking roof endangering
records and artifacts housed
in the old building. At 5:30
p.m. Jaxson de Ville, the
Jaguar mascot, and Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves will open
the new exhibit. The public is
invited. Refreshments will be
served. The event is free for
members and $5 for non-
Acres will open Oct. 3 with
"A-Maze-ing Grace Day,"
including family fun and
groups singing gospel music.
Oct. 10 enjoy "Old Fashion
Day," with demonstrations of
old-fashioned crafts. Singing
groups that would like to par-
ticipate in A-Maze-Ing Grace
Day, or anyone that would like
to demonstrate their old-fash-
ioned crafts on Old Fashion
Day, contact Betty Jean
Conner at (904) 879-5453.
The Travel Agency cele-
brates 35 years on Amelia
Island with an Anniversary
Travel Show Oct 6 from 4-8
p.m., with participation by
more than a dozen tour com-
panies. Red Otter Outfitters
will have a display and fash-
ion show. There will be wine
by Liz Smiddy of Beech Street
Grill fame. Beer, water and
hors d'oeuvres will be served.
There will be drawings, show
specials and fun activities.
Call 261-5914 or e-mail
details and to RSVP.
Nassau NAMI will hold its
annual fundraising dinner
Oct. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Women's Club, 201 Jean
Lafitte Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $15.
Guest speaker will be
State Rep. Janet Adkins and
live auction host will be Aaron
Bean, assisted by Linda Ellis.
There will be live music and a
silent auction. Callahan
Barbecue and Country
Caterers will supply the food.
For information contact Andi
at email@example.com or
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, Bark Avenue and the
NHS Dog Park. Call Guy
Sasanfar at 206-4092 for
On Oct. 24 Episcopal
Church Women will offer a
gourmet luncheon," includ-
ing a beverage, salad and
entree and delicious desserts
in Burns Hall. Fifi's Fine
Fashions will present a show
of stylish "everyday wear"
available at affordable prices.
There will be a Monster Raffle
of items suitable for holiday
gift giving and home-baked
breads, cakes, and cookies
will be available.
Donation is a minimum of
$15 per person, to benefit
local charitable outreach pro-
grams. Seating is limited.
Tickets are available at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church
office, 801 Centre St., or from
Robin Fowler at First Coast
Community Bank on South
14th Street. For information
call St. Peter's at 261-4293, or
Tickets are on sale at the
Fernandina Beach Middle
School office for the upcom-
ing student production of
"Annie," scheduled for Oct.
8-10, with a Sunday matinee
Oct. 11. All seats are $10. All
proceeds go to Communities
in Schools of Nassau County.
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. 19 and
Sept. 24-26, and at 2 p.m.
Sept. 20. Tickets are $17
adults and $10 students 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
The Plantation Artists'
Guild and Gallery presents
its new fall show Sept. 26,
5:30-8 p.m. at the gallery, 94
Village Circle at the Spa &
The new show features the
works of more than 30 local
artists. Light hors d'oeuvres
and wine will be served and
there will be an art raffle. Call
The Island Art
Association will hold a chil-
dren's art program on Sept.
26 from 10-11 a.m. or 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m., taught by
Diane Hamburg. Call the
gallery at 261-7020 to regis-
A "Figurative Collage
Workshop" by Elizabeth St.
Hilaire Nelson of Orlando will
be held Oct. 9-11 at the
Hampton Inn in downtown
Fernandina Beach, hosted by
the newAmelia Island Artists
Workshop. Reserve your
space by calling Amelia
SanJon Gallery at 491-8040
or go to www.ameliaislandart
istsworkshop.com for informa-
tion, pricing and registration
forms. Space is limited.
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.
Glynn Art Association
announces its fall festival
Oct. 10, which is free and
open to the public. In addition
to hosting more than 150
artists, Glynn Art Association
will present a program of
tions and storytelling.
For information and a list
of events call the Glynn Art
Association at (912) 638-
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day, there's an additional
return trip at 2:45 p.m.
Winter: Dec. I to Feb.
28: No ferry service on
Tuesday or Wednesdays.
On other days, the ferry
departs St. Marys at 9 a.m.
and r 1:45 a.m. and departs
Cumberland Island at 10: 15
a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
BY SUSAN RESPESS
Tribune & Georgian Staff
Cumberland Island Na-
tional Seashore is a place
apart in coastal Georgia that
assures an uncommon jour-
ney into history and nature.
The island's isolated beach
and inland waters frame a
landscape of mansions, old
cemeteries and forests full of
Getting there is easy be-
cause the National Park
Service provides a 45-minute
ferry ride from its visitors'
center at the St. Marys wa-
terfront to the island's south
From there, how you
enjoy the island adventure is
up to you. You can take
guided or self-guided walks
or laze around on a one-mile
hike through the woods and
over the dunes to the ocean
side and spend the day with
the rise and fall of the surf.
The number of daily visitors
is limited, so the beach and
forest trails are mostly empty
Everywhere are photo op-
portunities and long inter-
ludes of peacefulness. Along
the sandy roads, live oaks like
undulating sculptures bend
their heavy boughs to the
ground. Beneath the trees
wild turkey, deer and horses
forage, tame enough to pose.
To get around more
quickly on the 18-mile-long
island, there are bikes for
FERAL HORSES THAT roam freely throughout Cumberland Island National Seashore remain
one of the biggest attractions for visitors. (Tribune & Georgian file photo)
rent from the ferry conces-
sionaire. On a day trip by
bike, you could pedal north
up the main road, a sandy,
one-lane route called
Grande Avenue, and see
more of the island and some
structures like Greyfield Inn.
The inn, one of the stately
houses from the Carnegie
era, still holds the mystique
of a time when elegance and
opulence filled the island and
more than 100 workers kept
the Carnegie-family com-
Grande Avenue passes
open fields, tidal creeks and
fresh-water wetlands and
lakes. The route includes
Plum Orchard Mansion,
built for one of the
Carnegie's daughters, and
ends at the First African Bap-
tist Church, a simple clap-
board structure that John F.
Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn
Bessette chose for their wed-
ding in 1996.
The island has been occu-
pied throughout its history,
with Timucuan Indians liv-
ing there in villages more
than 4,000 years ago, fol-
lowed by Spanish and British
colonists and Civil War war-
riors, each attempting to
gain control of the island and
thus the mainland.
Cumberland has been
logged, hunted, farmed and
fished, but never heavily de-
veloped, so much of its north
end is preserved in a mar-
itime forest that beckons and
shelters primitive campers
There are 50 miles of trails
for foot traffic only that lead
past wetland havens for alli-
gators and marsh ecosystems
abrim with wading birds.
The island became a national
seashore in 1972, and most
of it is owned by the park
service, which is working to
implement a transportation
plan that will soon carry
tourists by vehicle to rarely
seen points of interest.
The greatest attraction,
according to island resource
manager Doug Hoffman, is
the feral horses. They graze
near the ruins of Dungeness
Mansion and the collapsed
pool house, and they gallop
along the beach and over the
dunes, mares and foals, their
hooves thudding on the
But Hoffman, a wildlife bi-
ologist, said a lot of visitors
don't realize the island's
treasure in fall and winter
"Cumberland is a major
stopover for migrating
shorebirds and migratory
birds in general," Hoffman
said. "Unless you're a birder,
you would not notice the
thousands of warblers in the
trees above you."
Most tourists seek the
major attractions, the ruins,
the beach, Plum Orchard
Mansion, and the old church
in the High Point-Halfmoon
Bluff settlement, he said.
"But at different times of
year there are different
things in bloom - the beach
morning glories and crotons.
And the sea oats go through
transformations from green
in spring to golden in the
fall," he said.
Winter sunsets for tourists
who are returning to St.
Marys on the ferry are glori-
ous. And campers enjoy sun-
rises on the ocean and then
hike over to the Sea Camp
dock visitors' center and sit
in rocking chairs on the
porch to watch sunsets over
Cumberland Sound, he said
There's an old cemetery to
see near the Dungeness ruins
and another one off Grande
Avenue about four miles
north of Sea Camp dock.
Scientists, including an-
thropologists and archaeolo-
gists, and university students
and instructors also come to
Cumberland to study its
early residents or the plants
Cumberland Island is a
mother lode of history and
beauty. It is Camden
County's natural treasure
and a national one, too.
Amelia, St. Marys partners in film
Members of the Amelia
Island Film Festival were
greeted by St. Marys Film
Society board members as
they debarked the
Cumberland Sound Ferry
Monday. The Amelia Island
group had sailed to St. Marys,
Ga., to discuss the upcoming
between the AIFF and the St.
Marys Film Society.
After an historic tour of St.
Marys, the group gathered at
Captain Seagle's in the
Riverview Hotel for a lunch
hosted by proprietors Gaila
and Jerry Brandon. Plans dis-
cussed revolved around the
February screening of an
AIFF movie in St. Marys
scheduled for Feb. 19 (the
week before the film festival).
AIFF organizers will then
bring film industry execu-
tives/professionals to St.
Marys on Feb. 26 for a tour of
potential film location sites
and a reception.
The public will be invited
to the Feb. 19 screening.
AIFF president Tony McAdoo
also suggested a prize to be
awarded to the best festival
entry that comes from
"We already have in place
an award for Florida's best
entry," McAdoo said. "In
honor of our new collabora-
tion with St. Marys, we
thought Georgia should be
recognized as well."
One representative of the
Amelia Island contingent
lamented that Florida had
done away with a lot of incen-
tives for film makers at the
same time that Georgia had
BOOK Continued from 1B
oped an interest in writing
detailed character develop-
ment and began by writing
short stories for literary pub-
lications. It became apparent
those stories could be part of
a much larger work. Parts of
those original stories are bril-
liantly used to enrich the
novel itself. In the case of
When The Finch Rises, Riggs
brought the boys to life and
allowed them to live their
story as only he could tell it.
Clear-eyed and fair. ... Riggs
pulls everything together with
The Amelia Island Film Festival board of directors joins
members of the St. Marys Film Society for a historic
tour of St. Marys, Ga., Monday.
increased its incentives.
Director of St. Marys
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Janet Brinko said, "With a 700
percent return to local
economies on the state's
investment in filmmaking pro-
motion, it makes us proud that
Georgia leadership recognizes
the value of this industry and
continues to put out the wel-
come mat for them."
Brinko went on to state
that having a film production
can raise visitor-ship in an
area by as much as 75 percent
with residual effects on
tourism lasting long after the
film is wrapped. Savannah, for
example, continues to reap
the benefits of "Midnight in
the Garden of Good and Evil,"
even though the movie was
filmed there more than 12
The next project for St.
Marys Film Society will be to
screen entries to the Amelia
Island Film Festival to deter-
honesty and grace, the fate of
each character seeming both
unexpected and inevitable."
The Charlotte Observer
"Riggs conjures up the
mysteries of a mill town sum-
mer, vividly depicting the
lights and shadows of ordi-
nary events and horrors...
deeply satisfying portrait of a
The Atlanta Journal-
"Readers will be taken with
narrator Raybert's vivid and
poignant recollection of and
reflection on his childhood,
and appreciative of the choic-
es Riggs made in bringing it
mine the film that would most
appeal to St. Marys film
Both organizations agreed
that the synergy between the
two cities on both sides of the
St. Marys River will play an
important role in bringing film
makers to the area.
"The diverse locations that
we can offer as a team are
impressive," stated Doug
Vaught, acting chair of St.
Marys Film Society. "Moving
forward with our joint initia-
tives will be a win-win situa-
tion for both states."
To get involved in St.
Marys Film Society or for
more information, call (912)
For more information
about the Amelia Island Film
Festival, visit www.ameliais-
landfilmfestival.org or contact
Tony McAdoo, president,
or Che Cantrell, vice presi-
dent, at (904) 335-1110 or 753-
Richmond Times Dispatch
The reviewer, Anne
Entriken, is active in island
book clubs, Micah's Place
Auxiliary and is an avid read-
er as well as writer A longtime
Amelia Island resident,
Entriken grew up in Virginia
where she attended high school
and college. She worked for the
Smithsonian Institution, U.S.
Office of Education and
Department of Agriculture and
as a corporate wife has lived
all over the country. She and
her husband, Sam, have two
children and three grandchil-
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been limited to small farms
with small production. As in
northern France, the
Armagnac is made primarily
from the ugni blanc grape
(Italy's trebbiano), colum-
bard and other local grapes.
Spanish brandy's big dif-
ference is the casks in which
the barrels are stored.
The original brandywijn
was little more than eau-de-
vie - clear, strong. The Dutch
transported the brew home
in casks made from the near-
by Limousen oak forest and it
was noted the brandy had
acquired some color and fla-
vor from the oak. Then, dur-
ing one of the frequent wars
of the period, Cognac eau-de-
vie spent 12 years in the oak
casks waiting for the war to
end. The stored brandy was
found to have dramatically
changed character. This
was the first time French
brandy looked and tasted as
it does today. Aging in
Limousin oak became the
Meanwhile in Spain, a
similar accident was taking
place. An order by a mer-
chant in Amsterdam for
holandas, high-quality spirits,
was placed with the House of
Domecq in Jerez. The holan-
das was stored in American
oak casks previously used for
aging sherry. Upon delivery,
the client failed to pay. The
stock went back to the
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erwise known as the
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country. Between current
unemployment rates and the
economic climate, con-
sumers are searching for
ways to save like never
before. Senseney was one of
Domecq cellars in Jerez.
After many years of neglect,
the distillation supervisor
drew some samples from the
forgotten casks. Much to his
surprise the holandas had
changed color to a rich gold-
en brown and produced a
much sweeter and richer
taste due to the sherry aro-
mas. From this stroke of
chance, Fundador, the first
aged brandy in Jerez, was
born. The primary difference
between Cognac and
Fundador is the different fla-
vors imparted by the casks.
Fundador is also less expen-
sive (about half the price)
than equivalent Cognac due
to lower marketing and
Asbach Aralt, from the
German Rhineland, is a
Cognac clone using the same
grapes and Limousin oak
casks. Because German
tastes are sweeter than
Asbach's distillers blend a
fruitier brandy. At about $25
for a 750 ml bottle, Asbach
Aralt is a good alternative to
a $40 VSOP Cognac.
Cognac labels reflect
three quality grades: VS is a
rough drink with brandies
that are as young as three
years old; Cognac develops
its caramel color through
wood-aging, but often color-
ing is added to create a dark-
er and richer looking blend,
and this is true of many VS
brandies. VSOP (Very
those consumers, and has
become so coupon-savvy that
she recently walked away
with $457 worth of groceries
- but paid only $45.
She's so passionate about
helping save money, she now
teaches weekly sold-out sem-
inars to help share her tips
"There is no job that is
secure now," Senseney said.
"If you can save now to pre-
Special Old Pale) has the
youngest spirit in the blend
aged a minimum of 4 1/2
(most, though, are aged
between 7 and 10 years). In
XO (extra old), the youngest
brandy in the blend must be
at least six years old. There
are special distillations
offered that are aged
between 15 and 20 years.
Prices rise accordingly from
the mid-30s for VS, $40 and
up for VSOP, $60 and up for
XO and the sky's the limit for
the specials (Amelia Liquors
has a Hennessey "Eclipse"
Cognac packaged in a crystal
decanter for $5,000).
and Martell are the top sell-
ing Cognacs; each has a dis-
tinctive flavor and their own
army of advocates.
Armagnac, Fundador and
Asbach Aralt are very distinc-
tive from the Cognacs and
appeal to different tastes.
Personally, I use VS
Cognac only for cocktails
such as the ulcer-patient's
Brandy Alexander made with
heavy cream and nutmeg
(although in Wisconsin it is
served with ice cream like a
frappe). VSOP and older
brandies should be served
without ice in a snifter,
warmed with the hands and
inhaled. With or without a
cigar, this is heaven.
Robert Weintraub writes
about wine monthly. He wel-
comes your comments at
pare for later, it would be
wise. Throwing coupons
away is like throwing money
Senseney saves so much
money using coupons that
she has entire room in her
home filled with extras that
she keeps on hand for her-
self and her family. Learn her
top three tips to start saving
during her daily presenta-
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Tickets and show times
Show hours are Thursday, 10
a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10
a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5
p.m. Advance discount tickets for $7
are available exclusively at Panera
Admission is $10 at the door and WOMEN'S
$5 for children 6-12 years old. For SH OI W |
group discount tickets and informa-
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601 Garage Sales
HUGE GARAGE SALE - Sat, 9/19,
7am-2pm. Rain or shine. 76291 Long
Leaf Loop, Timbercreek Plantation,
Yulee. Furniture, clothes, art and more.
WONDERFUL STUFF - & nonsense
books, clothes, art, costumes, vintage
linens, kid's stuff. Sat. 9/19, 8am.
125 S. 6th St.
SAT. 9/19 - 8am-lpm, 2108 Natures
Lane E. No early birds. Furn., sin.
apps., electronics, women's clothes,
kitchenware, antiques, patio furn., yard
equip., books, misc.
601 Garage Sales
SAT. 9/19 - from 9am-lpm at 96298
Parliament Dr., Fernandina (Nassau
Lakes). 2 refrigerators, stove, large
rugs, evening gowns, clothes.
SAT. 9/19 - between 8:30am-2pm.
Cabinets, clothes, children's items,
horse tack, etc. Blackrock Rd. to
Pirates Woods, 97109 Pirates Point
Rd., Yulee. (904)813-9175
ESTATE SALE - Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8am.
Furniture, washer/dryer, collectibles,
china, kitchenware, artwork, linens,
women size 6-8 clothing, home &
Christmas decor, tools. 7 Oak Grove PI.
YARD SALE - Sat. 9/19, 8am-lpm.
204 S. 18th St., Fern. New kitchen
appliances, Christmas items,
housewares, clothing, and much more.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB - Asking for
donations of merchandise for giant
Garage Sale. For truck pick-up of large
items, call (904)261-7699. Drop off
smaller items between 12 noon & 4pm
at Headquarters, 8th & Date St., Fern.
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Sago palms, furniture, etc. Bailey Rd.,
by soccer field.
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noon. English saddle, 46" rear
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bicycle, gas blower, vacuum, dining
table, & much, much more. 2696
Ocean Dr., Fernandina.
YARD SALE - Sat. 9/19, 9am-12pm.
Like new baby gear: Strollers,
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recliner, adult & baby clothes, tools,
etc. 1505 Broome St.
YARD SALE - Sat., 8am-11:30am.
707 Stanley Dr. Lots of great stuff!
ESTATE SALE - Monster sale, two
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glassware, kitchen items, jewelry,
books, linens, wheelchair,
electronics, Mad mag., comic books,
gift items (new), cookbooks,
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artwork, plastic storage containers
(49), Occupied Japan, R.S. Prussia,
ant. telephone, coffee grinder,
painting, old glass, baby cradle,
suitcases. Fri. 9/18 & Sat. 9/19,
8am-3pm in Amelia Plaza behind
Nassau Health Foods. Follow the red
& white signs.
YULEE YARD SALE - Sat. 9/19, 8am-
12 noon. Large variety of items.
861478 Worthington Dr. (off of Pages
Dairy Rd., in Page Hill Subd.)
FERNANDINA FARMER'S MARKET
Saturday mornings at Centre & 7th
9am - 1pm
RAIN OR SHINE - 8am-lpm, Fri. &
Sat. 55 gal. aquarium full set up.
Building materials. Lots of everything.
Clinch & Bonnieview.
CATS ANGELS THRIFT STORE
Halloween items 10c to $1. Summer
clearance on selected items. Books:
buy 2 get 1 free. 709 S. 8th St.
POST DIVORCE SALE - Barely used
top quality furniture & accessories.
Sat., 8am-12pm. 919 San Fernando
St., Old Town off N. 14th.
1602 Articles for Sale
TWO BLACK SOLACE FORTE
PEDICURE CHAIRS - Very good
condition. Must sell. Call Margie 583-
3336 or Phyllis 753-0363.
ACRYLIC PAINTING LESSONS - by
E. Shannon Moore at 702 Centre St.
6 lessons/$225. Call (904)556-5722.
JOHN'S PINE STRAW
QUALITY GA STRAW - GREAT PRICE
Locally Owned & Operated
'A company built one bale at a time through
hard work and integrity over 18 years."
Fast, Friendly Service-Installation Available
PERFECT CLEAN, INC.
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Please Call Us At A
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904-491-1971 Cell: 904-742-8430
Call 261-3696 and find
out how to put your
to work for you!
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Color and Stamped Patios,
Driveways, Sidewalks, Slabs
Now doing Regular Concrete
and Stamped Concrete
261-3565 REASONABLE ESTIMATES
LICENSE #694 j
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LICENSED & INSURED Lowell & Renee Dusteo
State Reg. Building Contractor
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GARfGES * ROOM ADDITIONS
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"The local guy" since 1984
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Broken springs Stripped gears
Cables S ice for all maes& models
Repair* Rebuild * Remodel
Specializing in Hardie Board Siding
Tile Work * Hardwood Floors * Doors
Windows * Custom Decks * Custom Trim
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* Free Security Survey
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610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL - Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's
1 612 Musical Instruments
HALLET, DAVIS & CO. CONSOLE
PIANO - $350. Call Martin 556-6499.
1 615 Building Materials
METAL ROOFING - 40 yr warranty.
Buy direct from manufacturer. 30
colors in stock, wall accessories. Quick
turn around. Delivery available. Gulf
Coast Supply & Mgf. (888)393-0335.
REAL ESTATE AUCTION
Nominal Opening Bids Start at $10,000
7806 MACDOUGALL DR,
3717 HARTLEY RD, JACKSONVILLE
7798 PIKES PEAK DR, JACKSONVILLE
876 OAK LN, FERNANDINA BEACH
All properties sell:
2:30pm Mon. Sep. 21 at
7806 MACDOUGALL DR,
Open to the Public
For open house information, please go
to williamsauction.com or 800-801-
8003. Many properties now available
for online bidding! 5% Buyer's
Premium May Apply.
Williams & Williams
Dean C. Williams broker
RE#BK3003737, Tony Langdon
624 Wanted To Buy
I BUY JUNK CARS & HEAVY
EQUIPMENT FOR SCRAP - CASH
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628
I 625 Free Items I
FREE KING SIZE WATERBED
frame. Call (904)556-6713.
802 Mobile Homes
2BR/1BA SWMH - Service pets only.
$525/mo. + $450 deposit. (904)225-5302
804 Amelia Island Homesl
FOR SALE BY OWNER - 3BR/2BA
brick home on island. 100' X 100'
fenced yard, 2-car detached garage.
$165,000/OBO. Call (904) 261-7982.
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
3BR/2BA - MBR upstairs, Ig deck to
enjoy, dead end street, new impact
windows, FP, fenced yard, wood & tile.
(904)742-3481 or (904)742-6791
A 2ND CHANCE.
Adopt A Companion Today,
A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE
806 Waterfront I
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
ORTEGA LANDING - Waterfront
condos & marina on Ortega River in
Jacksonville, FL. 3BR/3BA condos
approx 2600sf from $999K. Pvt
elevator access, covered parking, GE
Monogram appliances, 9' ceilings.
Marina slip memberships & leasing
avail. (800) 800-0895,
S 807 Condominiums
FOR SALE BY OWNER - Fernandina
Shores Condo, Unit #6396. 2BR/1BA,
2nd fir, balcony, oceanview. 1.5 blks to
beach. (904)261-0841, (704)858-4284
CLUB VILLA AIP - This two-story villa
has been renovated ceiling to floors
and wall to wall! New kit. and 3 new
bathrooms. Call for appointment to
preview. 491-5906. $258,000
S 808 Off Island/Yulee
52K - 1 acre, 2BR/1BA, 85023 Linda
Hall Rd. Call (904)229-2742. Must sell.
Minor repairs needed.
decorated. Will sell
808 Off Island/Yulee I
NEW 3BR/2BA - 2270sf, 2-car
garage, on 1/2 acre. Granite
countertops, oak cabinets, tile floors,
crown molding, covered lanai. Custom
built. Owner financing possible with
down payment at 6% fixed. (904)753-
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION 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.
Surfside Properties, Inc. Realtor'
1925 S. 14T St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Property Management Lar colman
PROPERTIES FOR SALE
11th St, 2 homes under construc- NORTH 14TH STREET 3/2 MOBILE HOME on over ON ISLAND custom built
tion, affordable , on Island 3 bed- 4BR/1.5BA block home on an acre. Corner lot and fenced. 3BR+Office/2.5BA, 2,250 sq. ft.
room 2 bath with 2 cargarage island, needs TLC. $137,500 Great setting. $89,900 MLS on .62 ac. lot. Upgrades galore.
$149,900. MS 5010 MLS# 47266 #48333 $349,900 MLS #48981
*536-A N. Fletcher, 2BR/2BA,
2 blocks from beach. $975/mo.
* 531 S. 8th Street, upstairs apt.
2BR/1 BA $600/mo.
* 210 S. 10th Street, close to downtown,
2BR/1 BA $600/mo.
_I _ OFF ISLAND I
* 86356 Calloway Dr. 3BR/1 BA
block home $750/mo.
*85399 Brooke St., 3BR/2BA mobile
Now Available $800/mo.
S. 12th St. (2) homes Under con-
struction, affordable cottage style
homes, on Island. 2 bedroom, 2
bath with 2 car garage $139,900.
MLS#50059 & #50066.
LOFTON OAKS NORTH HAMPTON YORKSHIRE DRIVE
Priced to sell and not a short Beautiful 3/2 on cul de sac Nearly new 4/2.5 two story
sale! Move-in ready 3/2 has . 42" cabinets, 2842 sf home w/loftand 3car
tile & hardwood, stainless i . ii great room, garage in Bells River Estates.
appliances, fenced yard, dining & living rooms. Short Hurricane shutters springn
screened lanai. sale! kler system. Short Sale!
#50239 $181500 #50242 $194,900 #50325 $189.900
Custom modified 5/4 Beazer
home has all th.- ,rd.-l
imaginable! ( . . .....
brick paver patio & landscap-
ing surround spa.
3/2 Yulee home has a secret
passage to a hidden room
behind a bookcase! Fenced
yard, Home Warranty, Close to
US 17 & I95.
DEAL OF THE DAY!I
Fenced 1/2 acre lot in Yulee
w/AS IS DWMH. New roof &
new siding in 2007. Home
needs work but has great
L ... - .,- '
Ideal Amelia Island location
for this 2004 sf upgraded
home in Simmons Cove. Nice
layout, tiled & screened
porch, Home Warranty.
New carpet and paint in this
well maintained 3/2 home
w/island kitchen, oversized
master, 11x22 guest bedroom,
and covered porch.
Convenient location for this well
cared for4 bedroom Yulee home
on 321 acres near US 17 & SR
200 Shade trees, outbuildings &
Best priced home in this great
neighborhood! Has courtyard
garage & covered patio In good
shape but needs carpet & paint
Avery Rd $45,000 Long Point $575,000
Barrington $119,900 Opal Ave $395,000
Blackbeard's Way $1,065,000 Pinedale Road $69,000
Calhoun St. $99,500 Someruelus $99,000
First Ave $295,000 S. Fletcher $995,000
lan Drive $45,000 10th Street $48,000
Amberwood Ln $58,300 Marc Anthony $46,800
Bell Lagoon Drive $98,500 Napeague Dr. $165,000
Bennett Ave $225,500/$350,000 Plum Loop $49,900/$66,000
Brady Point Rd. $480,000 Redbud Lane $199,000
Burmeister Rd. $37,000 Reserve at Deer Run
Cayman Circle $69,000/$134,900 $55,000-$75,000
Edwards Road $59,000 Roses Bluff $29,900
Gravel Creek $69,900 Southern Heritage $155,000
High Pointe $119,900 US Highway 17 $350,000
Lafitte's Way $89,900 Wesley Rd., 13.61 acres
Little Piney Island $300,000 $899,900
1.2 acre wooded lots in
gated subdivision off
Barnwell Road. Bring
your own builder with
no time limit to build.
Incredible tidal creek location
for this custom-built 2 story
w/dock & boat lift. Abundant
upgrades & wonderful land-
scaping, 1.17 acres.
Low country living in this 2 story
home in Glenwood has 100' deep
water frontage, dock & boat lift
on 2 lots totaling 16 acres Lots
can be sold separately
Short Sale on this adorable
3/2 w/large eat in kitchen,
cherry cabinets, laminate
flooring, fenced yard, sprin-
klers & palm trees. No CDD
fees! #50399 $169,900
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Magnificent 4/3 brick home in
gated community. Tons of
upgrades, cul-de sac lot, handi-
SEA HAWK PLACE
Custom-built 4/3.5 marsh-
front home w/inground pool
overlooking the Intercoatal
Waterway 3064 sf built in
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ASSOCIATE E R A
-6861 REAL ESTATE
www.jackiedarby.com Fernandina Beach Realty
Yulee, Remodeled, New
Appliances, Tile and Cabinets
Large wooden deck.
L~ CRS, GRI BROKER ASSOCIATE E R A
904 556-6861 REAL ESTATE
Jackie.Darby@era.com www.jackiedarby.com Fernandina Beach Realt
Great Home in Timber Creek
Community pool, park,
I UT UiJS SLI I
- FEELS LIKE HOME
Neutral, spacious and welcoming. Highly
maintained. Tri-level: private entry at garage
level, mainliving, kitchen & guest rm, &
upstairs master suite. Wood-burning fire-
Splace with tile & hearth, Jacuzzi tub, large
Swalk-in closets,space for full-size laundry
Sequip, & European-style windows. Located on
Amelia Island's prestigious South End, close
Sold on September I Ith for $150,000
Chad &Sandy Neumann
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eum Chad &Sa
The Wimbledon II "B" floor plan -This home
is located in prestigious Flora Parke, minutes
from the beach, historic Fernandina and
the Jacksonville Airport Features include:
Stainless steel appliances, Granite kitchen
counter tops, tile in all wet areas, full stucco,
security system, garden tub and separate
shower to name a few.
Sold on September I Ith for $200,000
1&2 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $630-$750 l!
Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
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
(904) 225-5810 _L
2 bedroom garden units * 2 bedroom townhouse style
3 bedroom garden units * Marsh views
Swimming pool * Dishwasher * Laundry facilities
Washer/dryer connections* * Washer/dryer units available*
Water, garbage & pest control included in rent
Prices starting at $675.�� per month
*Some features not available in all units
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Less than 2 miles from the beach and you can walk to the shops
& restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia Center!
ce ~-ky! (904) 261-0791
REALTOR OPEN HOUSE
Saturday * September 19th
1 till 4 pm
1559 CANOPY DR - 2447 ASF. - 4BR/2BA - $419,000
1583 CANOPY DR - 2870 ASF. - 3BR/2BA - $489,900
4446 TITLEIST DR - 2075 ASF. - 4BR/2BA - $350,000
5451 FLORENCE POINTE DR - 4378 ASF. - 5BR/4BA
WITH DEEPWATER DOCK - $1,500,000
B141 AMELIA SURF & RACQUET - 1BR/1BA - $425,000
96077 OUT CREEK WAY - 1481 ASF. -3BR/2BA - $167,500
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CU RTISS H 6BR/4BA FORECLOSURE - $29,900.
Only $238/mo. 5% down, 30 years ,�
A S T RRT 8%T apr. Buy 4BR $269/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext. 5760. ANF
Real Estate, Inc. CURTISS H.
RealFl E1tato Tie -
* 2607 Portside Circle 4BR/3BA
with 2-car garage $1,450/mo. +util.
* 2137 Nature's Gate Ct., 3BR/2BA
*322 S.6th St.4BR/2BA $1,300 + util.
*2519 S. Fletcher Ave (West Side),
3-4 BR/2.5BA 2800 sq. ft. Home.
Lots of parking. Unfurnished $1,500
* 19 S. 14th St., 2/1, $900/mo. + util.,
security deposit $1,000.
*4BR/2.5BA Very nice 2500 sq.ft.
home at Florence Point $1,450/mo.
* 3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island
with beautiful view of Egans Creek.
$1,850/mo. + Util. Avail Sept. I'
* 3BR/2BA Home w/ pool,
Dunewood PI., close to beach and
golf course $1350/mo + util
*2BR/2BA upstairs condo, unfurn,
unit in Amelia Lakes, smoke free,
lots of amenities. $950/mo.
S514 S. 14th St.- 3BR/IBA $875/mo.
+ util. security deposit $1,000.
* 619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo.
+ util. Security deposit of $1,000.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck-Oceanview $1,000/mo.
* 3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
garage. Like new with a partial
ocean view $1,150/mo + util.
* 1602 Inverness R.d - 3BR/2BA
$1,200/mo + util.
* AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher. Call
for more information
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S850785 US 17 Yulee - 150x300 lot with
a 1458 sq.ft. building & large paved park-
ing lot. $2,500/mo. + tax & util.
* 1200 s.f. at Five Points Plaza, 816 Sadler
Rd. Between Stein Mart and At Home
Amelia. Great frontage. Long term lease.
$2400/mo includes CAM + tax.
* 1539 S. 8th St. I room office & bath, pri-
vate ent. $300/mo. + tax.
* Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and Peacock
Electric in O'Neil, good exposure on
AIA. Great for show room or office
space $1350/mo + tax +utilities.
*Approx 1,800 s.f. Retail Bldg * 1839 S.
8th St Lease by Huddle House
$2,250/mo + tax or may purchase.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing located
at Industrial Park by airport. Roll up
doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses.$2,500/mo + tax + util
* DEER WALK - 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage. First months rent FREE
with one year signed lease.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,685.mo includes
all other fees/costs except utilities. One
mo. FREE rent w/ signed lease.
* Five PointVillage 2250 S 8th St Old West
Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample parking,
AIA exposure. Great for retail or large
office space.$3100/mo includes rent+ tax
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Owner Must Sell - 4+ acres $57,300.
Nice oak trees, pvt access to lake. All
utilities in. Ready to build when you
are. Financing avail. (866)352-2249.
LOG CABIN - on 5 acres w/dockable
lakefront only $69,900. 1791sf log
cabin kit on 5 acres w/dockable lake
frontage on 12,000 acre recreational
lake. Boat to Gulf of Mexico. All
amenities completed. Exc financing.
(866) 952-5339 ext 1589. ANF
NC MOUNTAINS - Brand new!
$50,000 mountain top tract reduced to
$19,500. Private, near Boone area,
bank financing, owner must sell.
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
3BR/2BA NEW HOME - for rent.
$1400/mo. + $1400 deposit. Gated
community off island. Please call (904)
491-4383 or (904)237-7324.
On Island/In Park - Remodeled 2/2
& 3/2 SWMH starting $185 wk &
monthly rates $695 mo. + dep. Utils
avail. Furnished or unfurn. 261-5034
3BR/2BA - CH&A, 1.5 acre lot, boat
ramp, dock, boat storage. $850/mo.
S 854 Rooms
FURNISHED ROOM FOR RENT - for
male. $70 per week. Call (904)261-
ROOM FOR RENT - $400/mo. includes
EFFICIENCY - with huge bathroom/
jacuzzi. Off Atlantic Ave. $600/mo.
At Beach - Remodeled 1BR $195 wk/
$795/mo. Incl utils/cable. Also On
Island - 2&3BR SWMH in park starting
$185 wk/$695 mo + dep. 261-5034
BestAddress in FernandinaBeach
1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms
/ Fitness Center
/ Business Center
/ Gated Community
Call for Details
851 Roommate Wanted
MATURE PERSON - prefer non-
smoker to share Ig 2BR/1BA located
across from beach. Inc. cable,
phone/free L.D. $400 + 1/2 elec. +
ROOMMATE NEEDED - in Yulee off
Pages Dairy. 3BR/2BA MH on 1 acre
with pool, W/D. Single person only, no
kids or pets. $400/mo. & 1/2 utilities.
S 852 Mobile Homes
2BR/1.5BA SWMH - on large
waterfront lot. Near 195. W/D incl.
$700/mo + $700 dep. Call (904)277-
2BR/2BA Trailer - Blackrock area.
Heat & air. $650/mo. + $500 deposit.
SEVERAL CLEAN PRIVATE homes for
rent - 3/2 DW - $850. Large 2/3
w/garage - Nassauville, $850. 2/1
SW - Chester Rd., $650. (904) 206-
2012 #2 BRIDAL RD Quiet
neighborhood living. 2BR/1BA, patio
apartment. $800/mo + $800 dep.
Available now. Call Jody (904)583-
3/1 APT. FOR RENT - S. Fletcher
near Simmons. All appl's. Dishwasher,
W/D. Beach access across street.
Includes water & sewer. (901)489-
858 Condos-Unfurnishedl 1860 Homes-Unfurnishedl
2 APTS. - Fully furnished. A.I., gated,
all utilities, beach access. Short term
rental. No smoking. $750 & $1050/mo.
(904)206-1071 or 321-4262
OCEANFRONT - 3BR/1BA fully
furnished 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
2BR/2.5BA 2-STORY LOFT - w/
bonus room, 2-car garage, W/D
hookup. Pets OK. $1200/mo. Available
2BR/1.5BA 2-STORY - $800/mo.
Includes water. Call (912)322-2542.
BEACHES CHOICE - 2BR Townhome
w/ocean view covered porches. CH&A,
ceiling fans, W/D connection. Service
animals only. No smoking. 737 N.
Fletcher. $875/mo + dep. 261-4127
1ST AVE. DUPLEX - Garage, 2BR/
1.5BA, all appliances, fresh paint, nice
carpet, partially furnished if desired.
2BR/1BA - Service animals only.
2BR/1BA - Near beach. $675/mo. + $800/mo. + deposit. Call (904)491-
$675 dep. Water & trach included. Call 6800, ask for Patsy.
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
LARGE 900SF STUDIO - 10' ceilings,
crown molding, ceiling fans, CH&A,
W/D hookup. $750/mo. Includes all
3BR/1BA APT. - off Blackrock Rd.
Ready to move in. $650/mo. Call (904)
237-0692 or (912)467-3654.
OCEANFRONT 1BR - $675, utilities
included. Service Animals only.
Available Sept. 1st. (847)867-3163
THE COLONY - 4830 Gulfstream Ct.
2BR/2BA, fully furnished including Wifi,
cable, long distance calling. $1250/mo.
Contact phone # (904)838-1969 .
AMELIA PLANTATION - Oceanfront
condo, 2BR/2BA. $900/wk. Monthly
rate. Reduced price. Call (708)612-
6106 or (708)692-6106.
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-
ON ISLAND AT SEASIDE - 2,400 sq.
ft. 4 bedroom 3-full baths. Walk or
cycle to the beach, Ft. Clinch or town.
This seven-year-old home features a
pass through fireplace from living room
to great room with surrounding marble
on both sides, a 2-car garage, sprinkler
system, smoke and security alarms
and fitted for internet, phones & cable.
Trey ceiling master bedroom with full
bath and door to covered porch. Fully
equipped kitchen, with breakfast nook,
formal dining area, and storage area,
laundry room with washer/dryer. Enjoy
the beautiful century oaks in
prestigious Seaside. $1,750 month.
Available 11/1. 904/206-0817 or
FRESHLY PAINTED 3BR/2BA -
w/closed-in lanai, 2-car garage,
fenced-in backyard w/large shed.
$1125/mo. + dep. No smoking.
Credit check. (904)430-2605
2BR/2BA BEACHWOOD VILLA - on TIMBERCREEK PLANTATION - Yulee
Amelia Island Plantation. $1200/mo. 3BR/2BA, 2306sf, lakefront. Avail 10/1.
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129. $1250/mo. + dep. Contact Carol Baber,
Century 21 (904)261-3077.
THE PALMS AT AMELIA - 2BR/2BA
starting at $825/mo. 3BR/2BA starting
at $900/mo. (904)277-1983
2BR/1.SBA CONDO - 1.5 blocks from
beach. Completely renovated!
Amenities incl. $875/mo + sec dep.
2BR/2BA - Upgraded condo unit,
W/D, Amelia Lakes. $890/mo. Available
NOW LEASING - Cape Sound
Townhomes from $1400/mo.
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-
LAKEFRONT CONDO - Amelia Lakes,
2BR/2BA, W/D, fitness center. Includes
water & sewer. $950/mo. (904)261-
NORTH HAMPTON - 3/2.5, 1950sf.
85001 Wainscott Ct. $1625/mo. Call
Don Brown Realty 225-5510 or
4BR/2BA Foreclosure! - $11,500.
Only $217/mo. 5% down 15 years @
8% apr. Buy 3BR $199/mo. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5798. ANF
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
4BR/2BA/2-CAR GARAGE - 76097
Tideview Lane, TimberCreek, 1 mile
west of 1-95 on AIA, $1350/mo.
FOR RENT - 1405 Beech, 3BR/2BA,
newly remodeled, $1050/mo. Also,
3BR/2.5BA condo, Stoney Creek,
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Over 24 Years As Amelia Island's #1 Property Management Company 1880 S. 14th St., Suite 103 * Amelia Island, FL 32034
918 White - 1040 sq. ft. 2BR/3BA with loft. 96113 Ridgewood - 2332 sq. ft. 4B1R3BA
Hardwood floors, granite countertops, home located in Lofton Pointe. Bonus
commercial kitchen. Wrap around porch with room with full bath up. fenced backyard
beautiful backyard. Pets allowed. W/D. On and covered patio. Large master suite
Island. $1,400/mo 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
Nassau County's Premier Property Management Specialists
95155 Bermuda- 3038 sq. ft. 5BR/4BA golf and lake front 96113 Ridgewood- 2332 sq. ft. 4BR!3BAhome located in
home located in Amelia National. Master down with Lofton Pointe. Bonus room with full bath up. fenced
bonus/media room. 3 car garage, use of social amenities. Pets backyard and covered patio. Large master suite down. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $2,050/mo allowed. Off Island. $1,395/mo
95425 Bermuda - 3004 sq. ft. 4BR/3BA home located in Amelia 86059 Remsenburg- 1500 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA located in North
National. Sun room and screened patio. Upgraded kitchen Hampton. Large back yard. Internet included. Half off one
overlooks huge family room. Single story with 3 car garage, month lease with 12 month lease. Pets allowed. Off Island.
Social amenities and lawn care included. Pets allowed. Off $1,300/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/2.5BAoceanfront condo
with deck over looking ocean. Furnished or unfurnished.
Utilities included. No Pets. On Island. $1,895/mo
86624 Cartesian Pointe - 1890 sqt 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
95208 Woodberry - 2258 sq. ft. 4BR/3.5BA located in Summer 1548 Penbrook - 3BR/2BA home with sunroom and fenced
Beach. Tile throughout and large bonus room. Screened lanai. in backyard. Centrally located. $1,200/mo
2 car garage and community pool. Lawn care and W/D. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,750/mo 76087 Long Pond Loop - 1590 sq ft; 3BR/2BA home located
in Cartesian Point with fenced backyard. Ceiling fans
1832 Ocean Village - 1944 sq. ft. 2BR/2.5BA home located in throughout. Covered lanai. Security and irrigation. Includes
Ocean Village. Screened lanai and hot tub overlooking pond. W/D. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,175/mo
Sitting area in master bedroom. Lawn care & W/D.
Membership available for small fee. Pets allowed. On Island. 823 N. Fletcher- 1960 sq. ft.2BR/1BA furnished upstairs
$1,650/mo condo. Ocean view with sunroom. Half month free with 12
month renewal. Pets allowed. Water included. On Island.
18 N. 18th- 2072 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA home with study. Tile floors, $1,100/mo
stainless steel appliances, granite countertops. Porches on
front and back. Detached 2 car garage. Lawn care. Pets 86030 Palm Tree - 1700 sq. ft. 3BR/2BA all brick home sitting
allowed. On Island. $1,550/mo on over 2 acres. Screened porch on front and sun room in
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 backyard. Pets allowed. WD. On Island.
Photos and Information Available at
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
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - ON ISLAND
*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
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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 best. Located in Shady Point Plantation
on three acres of land with beautiful trees all around. Sit
back and relax warm evenings in the florida room or cozy
up by the fireplace on the cold winter nights. Either way this
one is a charmer. $1495
* 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 loft area. Family room, formal din-
ing room, kitchen with breakfast area. $1595
* 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. $1795
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - OFF ISLAND
* 84164 St. Paul Blvd - 3BR/ 2BA home in Lofton Oaks.
Features fireplace in living room, large kitchen, 2 car garage,
and fenced backyard with utility shed. $1095
* 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.
Washer/dryer, Cable television, High Speed Internet,
Monitored Security System included. $1395
* 96332 Abaco Island - 3BR/ 2BA Beautiful home located
in Nassau lakes just off the Islan 1 1 i .. i ; .. i -
ing on the covered patio. Home - .. ... 1 . i . ... ...... ,3
counter tops, lake views, security system, two car garage and
much more. $1195
* 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. $795
* 3165 South Fletcher, Unit 12 (Ocean Dunes)- 3BR/2.5
Condo with community pool at rear of condo. $1095
* 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. $1095 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 gated community. Wood burning fire-
place in living room, walk-in 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. $1095
* 2811 Atlantic Ave Unit 201 (Fernandina Cay) -
3BR/: . .i... I , II ...... .. with great ocean views.
Prival. *. ,1 , -... ..... .. i. , . foyer. Nice upgrades
throughout including crown molding, Corian countertops,
r . . .111.1.... double oven in large kitchen and plenty
01 i i across the street to beach and Main
Beach Park. $1895
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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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$650,000 - Fernandina Cay - MLS# 43544
3BR/3BA - Great Ocean View
Nip Galphin - 277-6597
$340,000 - Reserve Court - MLS#95069
4BR/2BA in Reserve at Old Bluff
Nin Galnhin - 277-6597
$425,000 - S. Fletcher Lot - 50'x100'
Ready to build - Plans Available 2700 s.f.
Brad Goble - 261-6166
$595,000 - S. Fletcher, 50' Beach Lot - MLS# 45255 $186,000 - Timber Greek PLantation - MLS#50131
Buy now, Build later, use of existing home 2,307 sq.ft. Brick/Stucco, SS Appliances,
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375,000 - MLS#49508 $510,000 - Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365 $150,000 - Cartesian Pointe - MLS#50160
2600 Call across from the Bells River 4BR/3BA - 2578sf - In Seaside Subdivision 1,928 sq.ft. Best price in neighborhood.
Brad Goble - 904-261-6166 Nip Galphin - 277-6597 Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Lanceford Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Barrington Lot * $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* Beech Street * Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 * Brad Goble - 261-6166
* 1735 Clinch Dr. 3.2 acres $599,000 #49568 * Nip Galphin - 277-6597
SALES * RENTALS * PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
AMELIA LAKES SUMMER SPECIAL
1 & 2 Bed Luxury Condos in gated,
waterfront community. Resort-style
pool, tennis court, 24/7 fit ctr,
volleyball & more! Condos include
garden tubs, walk-in closets, and lots
of upgrades! Call Jessica at (904)415-
6969. Starting at $799/mo!
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
CLOSE TO BEACH - 2BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, pool, tennis, pet submit,
reference req'd. $925/mo. (904)556-
CARTESIAN POINTE - Easy access to
95 & Amelia Island. Lovely spacious
3BR/2BA home, 2-car garage.
BEACH - 4/2, 1452sf. 3454 First
Avenue. $1375/mo. Call Don Brown
Realty 225-5510 or 571-7177
YULEE COTTAGE - 2BR/1BA,
completely refurbished, CH&A, tile
bath. $750/mo., 1st & last + $700
security. Call (904)465-0511.
3BR/1BA FRAME HOUSE - Large
backyard. Harts Rd. $750/mo. + dep.
Service animals only. (904)225-0353
3BR/2BA - 913 S. 19th St. Fenced-in
backyard, 2-car garage, CH&A, 1/2 mi
to beach. $1100/mo. + $1000 dep.
2BR/1BA - $600/mo. + $300 security 925 TARPON AVE. - North Pointe
deposit. Call (904)753-1691. 2BR/2.5BA townhouse. $895. Nick
Deonas Realty. Inc. (9041277-0006
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3014A SOUTH FLETCHER AVENUE -
Oceanfront w/pool. 3BR/3BA
townhome. $1700 monthly. Available
October 1st. Call Jody (904)583-9597.
2855 OCEAN DRIVE - Close to the
beach. 4BR/3BA home. $1300 monthly.
Available now. Call Jody (904)583-
861 Vacation Rentals
CABIN IN THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS
- near Cherokee. Sleeps 8-10. $500/
week. Enjoy North Carolina seasons
changing leaves. (904)261-5195.
VACATION CHALET - in N. Carolina
Mtns. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495/wk. or $95/day. (904)757-5416
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE - Furn.
home. 3BR/2BA, 2-car gar., gated
comm w/pool, 5 min/beach. Avail Sept-
Nov. 261-6204, 206-0035
1 863 Office
3 ROOM OFFICE SUITE - utilities
furnished. $625/mo. 2382 Sadler Rd.
behind Amelia Insurance. Call George,
TURNKEY CLASS A OFFICE SPACE -
in Gateway To Amelia complex
available for professional service firm
on an office sharing basis. If interested
contact Sue Armstrong at (904)277-
AMELIA CONCOURSE AREA - 2000
sq. ft. available. Call 753-2018 for
Office Space - includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
EXECUTIVE OFFICE - Great location.
Lobby, reception, 3 offices, conference
room, kitchen, & bathroom. $2200/mo.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
402 Centre St. 1000-9000SF
1 North 4th St (Swan Bldg) 155-
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) 120-
Atlantic Ave @ 14th St - 700SF
117 S. 9th St - 1200SF
1405 Park Ave - 918SF
Galphin R/E Svc - (904)277-6597
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
RESTAURANT FOR LEASE - 3800 sq.
ft. 463179 AIA, Yulee. Permits
available for alcoholic beverages. (904)
OFFICE/RETAIL - 1065 sq. ft.
$1,000/mo. Corner Kelp and S. 8th. St.
(formerly David's Alterations).
BUY POLICE IMPOUNDS - '00 Honda
Civic $800. '01 Honda Accord $750. For
listings call (800)366-9813 ext 9271.
$500 POLICE IMPOUNDS - Cars,
trucks, SUV's from $500. Honda,
Toyota, Chevy & more. For listings
(800)366-9813 ext. 9499. ANF
BMW 325i 2004 - Exc. cond.,
gray/green with gray leather int., 57k
miles, sunroof, auto. $15,700. 261-
FSBO - '91 Dodge PU $2500. '94
Dodge PU $600. '00 Chevy Blazer
$5900. '99 GMC PU $6900. '95 Dodge
$2900. All running. 261-5034.
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