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FRIDAY. November 20. 2009 NEWS News-Leader


50 YEARS AGO

Judge Edwin L. Jones
ruled against Nassau
General Hospital in its bid to
recover $28,810 in lost funds
from former superintendent
Mrs. P. Eagan.
November 19, 1959

25 YEARS AGO

A fire caused about


$75,000 damage at
Fernandina Beach Junior
High School.
November21, 1984

10 YEARS AGO

Lewis Faison,.85, of
Fernandina Beach died
Nov. 15, leaving a legacy
of service and community
spirit.
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WEEKLY UPDATE

Angel Food notice
Angel Food Ministries
announces that the coupon
codes for November do' not
expire until the end of the
month. Customers can still
use these codes to place
orders for December. The
current coupon codes are
"Turkey5," which gives 5
percent off the "Signature
Box" of Angel Food, and
"NOVSP2," which gives 5
percent off the "Special
Meat Box #2." For informa-
tion visit www.angelfood-
ministries.com.
'Can n'drive
The Optimist Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
its annual Can-Can Food
Drive Nov. 21 at Food Lion
and Winn Dixie from 10
a.m.-2 p.m., as well as area
neighborhoods. Donations
will go to the Barnabas
Center. Call Matt at 624-
6400 for large donations.
For information about
the Optimist Club of Fern-
andina Beach --Friendsof:;
Youth. call Prisirdent John
'Cro~ at 261-5625 or come
as a guest to a meeting,
held each Wednesday from
noon-1 p.m. at Sliders'.
Blood drives
The Blood Alliance will
hold community blood
drives Nov. 21 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. at Kmart and 9 a.m.-5
p.m. at Publix in Fernan-
dina Beach. For an appoint-
ment to donate visit
www.thebloodalliance.com.
Stress relief
The Council on Aging
has partnered with Maria
Murphy, MA, LCPC, LM
HC prov., to present "Holi-
day Stress Relief for Care-
givers" Dec. 3 from 1:30-
3:30 p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Senior Center
(across from Baptist
Medical Center Nassau).
Free adult day care avail-
able with pre-registration.
Space is limited. To regis-
ter, call Debra' Domb-kows-
ki at 261-0701, ext. 113 or
Maria Murphy at 261-7022.

Recreation
meeting
The Nassau County
Recreation Commission
will meet Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at
the County Building, 45195
Mussel White Road, Calla-
han. The public is invited.
Call 5484689.
Testive Recycling
Join the city of Fernan-
dina Beach for "Festive
Recycling" from 8 a.m.-2
p.m. Dec. 5 at Eighth and
Lime streets.
Recycled for free are:.
glass, flares, pesticides and
fertilizer, paint and paint
thinners, aerosols, corro-
sives, propane tanks, pool
chemicals, automotive bat-
teries, number 1 and 2 plas-
tic, aluminum cans, flores-
cent bulbs, electronics and
appliances, tires (limit 4),
household cleaners, hazar-
dous chemicals, cardboard,
medications, gasoline and
diesel fuel and waste oil
and filters. Paper shred-
ding services will be avail-
able from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


OBITUARIES


David Stewa rt
Beavers :
Memorial services for David
Stewart Beavers, 66; of Eufaula,
AL, will be held today, Friday,
November 20, 2009-at 10 A.M.,
at the Chapman Fineral Home
Chapel in Eufaulawith the Rev.
Glenn Brock.officiating. Mr.
Beavers died Tuesday, Novem-
ber 17, 2009,. in Columbus,
Georgia. ..- . :
Born August 22, 1943, in
Lawrence,:Kansas, he was the
son of the late Mary Jeraldine
and Clair Layton Beavers. Mr.
Beavers served in the United
States Navy aboard the USS
Saratoga from 1962 to 1966. He
was employed with Container
Corp. of America in Fernandina
Beach, Florida before moving
to Eufaula, Alabama where he
retired from Mead Westvaco in
June 2006 with 30 years of serv-
ice. In addition to his parents,
Mr. Beavers was preceded in
death by his younger brother,
Timothy'Seldon Beavers.
He is survived by his wife of
43 years, Gloria .NelqpaM,
Eufaula, AL.; 2 sotis, Tim'
Stewart (Paulaf Beani,
Waynesville, OH. And John
Seldon (Amber) Beavers,
Eufaula, AL; his grandchildren,
Kyle and Ashley Back, Brandon
Back, Alexis Messick, Travis
and Daniel Beavers, Logan and
Lindsey Beavers; 1 great grand-
son, Hudson Back.
The family will receive
friends at the funeral home
immediately following the serv-
ice. Flowers will be accepted
or donations may be made to
the Parkview Baptist Church
in Eufaula, Alabama.
Chapman Funeral Home
Eufaula. Ala.

The Rev. James
T. Dunnam
The Rev. James T. Dunnam,
80, passed away Mon., Nov. 16,
2009, in Hattiesburg, MS. Born
July 2,1929, in Bothwell, Miss.,
he surrendered to preach
January 11, 1948, He led many
people to Christ during his 61
years in the Southern Baptist
ministry.
He is survived by his wife of
48 years, Betty Sue Holt
Dunnam; three children, Susan
Carol Dunnam Raines (Bill),
Jamie Sue Dunnam Johnson
(Tim) and
James Tn (Jim)a
SDunnam Jr.
(Michele);
three sisters,
Mrs. Herbert
(Joan) Young,
June ' Everitt
and Monetha Kay Dunnam and
four granddaughters, Kristin,
Karis, Keegan and Elizabeth.
Rev. Dunnam resided in Florida
for 44 years. Rev. Dunnam
graduated from Mississippi
College in 1952 and got his
- Bachelor of Divinity from New
Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary in 1955. Rev. Dunnam
was the Pastor at First Baptist


Church of Fernandina Beach
twice (1962-68 and 1989-95). In
1967, Rev. Dunnam researched
and wrote the history of the
First Baptist Church oof
Fernandina Beach, Florida,
Services were held at
Freeman Funeral Home and
First Baptist Church of Leakes-
ville, Mississippi today, Friday,-
S'November 20,2009. View more
information and sign his guest-
book at www.freemanfh.com.
Freeman Funeral Home
Leakesville. Miss.

Michael L Mauldin
Surrounded by his loving
family, Michael L Mauldin, 50,
went to be with our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ, following a
brief illness. He fought his ill-
ness courageously and remains
a hero to all that knew him.
Michael was born
'September 29, 1959 in Jack-
sonville Florida to parents Jack
and Harriet Mauldin of High
Springs Florida. Michael was a
graduate of Forest High School
jand proudly, went g)to seve
,his country in the United States,
Air Force where he was select-
ed to attend the Department of
Defense Language institute in
Monterey Bay, California. Mike
earned a degree in Computer
Technology and became
Information Services Director
for the Clay County Clerk of the
Courts and later as the Deputy.
Chief Information-Technology
for the Nassau County Clerk of
Courts. Mike's career for the
State lasted 27 years.
Michael's true passions
were thatt, family gatherings,
hitting the gym, reading and
music. Michael's music collec--
tion and exquisite taste in a vari-
ety of artists, served as a sound-
track to his active and
successful.life. His ability to
make all those around him feel
at ease and comfortable was
truly one of his greatest gifts.
Michael is survived by his
devoted wife Janet Mauldin, son
Marcus Meyer and his wife
Emilia Meyer, daughter Ryann
Wertz, Grand children Mason
and Sophia Meyer, his Parents
Jack and. Harriet Mauldin,
brothers Russell Mauldin,
Daniel Mauldin, and David
Mauldin, Sister-in-law Pam
Mauldin, all of Jacksonville, his
'grandmother, Ruth Mauldin of
Jacksonville, Brothers-in-Law
Stephen Prevatt (Wife Carolann
Prevatt), Stephen Miller of
Green Cove Springs, Lt Col
(ret) Donald Miller of Western
Grove, Arkansas, numerous
Nieces, Nephews, Uncles and
Aunts and Loving friends and
extended family.
The family wishes to espe-
cially thank the doctors, nurses,
and support staff of St. Vincent's
Hospital for their relentless
fight for Michael's recovery.
Their constant devotion to
Michael is deeply appreciated
by the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that any donations be


Holiday garbage pickup

The Advanced Disposal/ Friday, Nov. 27 will be picked up
Stateline Thanksgiving trash Saturday, Nov. 28.
pickup schedule for Fernan- The office will be closed
dina Beach is as follows: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26.1If
Thursday, Nov. 26 will be you have any questions call
picked up Friday, Nov. 27; (904) 879-2301.


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made to the "Cup Ministry" c/o
First Baptist Church of Gray
Gables, P.O. box 629 Callahan
Florida. The Cup Ministry is a
ministry supporting food bank
- a charity that Michael and
Janet loved. Thank you to all of
our friends at the First Baptist
Church of Gray Gables. Thank
you dearly to all of our friends
in Yulee, Fernandina Beach,
Callahan, Green Cove Springs
and Jacksonville, for all of your
constant, supportive love dur-
ing our difficult time. Service
will be held today, Friday,
November 20th, 2009 at First
Baptist Church of Gray Gables,
in Callahan Florida. Services
begin at 11:30 am. Everyone is
invited for lunch in the fellow-
ship-hall immediately following
the service.
Callahan Funeral Home. Inc.

James W Tyson
Mr. James W. Tyson, age 83,
of Fernandina Beach, passed
away on Monday, November
16, 2009 at Shands of Jack-
sonwille. , rjie ,CuV xiis ion
-:Born in Starke,.Florida, he
was'the son of the late,-James
W. and Eula Covington Tyson,
Sr. Mr. Tyson had worked and
retired from Container
SCorporation of
America in
Fernandina
Beach. For the
past fift years,
he has made
Fernandina
Beach his
home after moving from.
Waverly, Georgia.
Mr. Tyson was a longtime
member of the First Baptist
Church of Yulee.
He is preceded in death by;
his wife, Eldora Baker Tyson,
who passed away in 2005.
He leaves behind, three
daughters, Jean Tyson, Miami,
FL, Joyce Tyson, Jacksonville,
FL, Edna Steeples (Kenneth),
Fernandina Beach, FL, a son,;
Tommie Benton, Brunswick,
GA, one brother, Sam DeSue
(Mamie), Starke, FL, tvo sis-:
ters, Pauline DeSue, Winter'
Haven, FL, Veronica DeSue,:
Starke, FL, two brothers in law,
Jim Baker, Waverly, GA, Ed:
Baker, Brookman, GA, eleven:
grandchildren, sixteen great:
grandchildren, two great great:
grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
His family will receive:
friends on Monday, Novemberj
23, 2009 from 5:00-7:00 pm at
the' Oxley Heard Funeral
Home, Fernandina Beach, FL
Funeral services will be at
*,100 pm on Tuesday, November
24,' 2009 at the First United
Christian Church, Brunswick,.
GA with Reverend Tommie
Benton, officiating.
Mr. Tyson will be laid to rest
beside his wife in the Rising
Daughter Baptist Church
Celnetery, Waverly, GA.
Please share, his life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors


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Leader strives to make this list a
complete record ofdeaths involv-
ing Nassau County residents and
theirfamilies. Please askyour
funeral homewr cremation society
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of death, service date and name of
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FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 20.2009/NEWS-LEADER


HOMECOMING ROYALTY
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" SUBMITrED PHOTOS
SCason Bledsoe, Florida State University senior and
reigning Miss Leon County, rides in FSU's homecom-
ing parade. A member of Alpha Gamma Delta and
. president of FSU's equestrian team, she is frequently
on the dean's list. She is working towards a degree in
family and child sciences with a minor in education
and aspires to design an equestrian program for trou-
bled children and teens. Bledsoe is the daughter of
ii Emma Mills Bledsoe of Fernandina Beach and the
granddaughter of Alice and the late Walter Mills, for-
merly of Fernandina Beach.


WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS

Jones-Hamrck


Anna Lynne Jones and
Joseph Stewart Hamrick,
both of Fernandina Beach,
will be married at 5 p.m.
Jan. 23, 2010, in Jesup, Ga.,
with Wayne Shelton offici-
ating. The reception will
follow at 910 Ski Lake
Drive, Jesup.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Carey and
Carmen Jones of Jesup, Ga.
The groom-elect is the son
of Stewart and Peggy
Hamrick of Callahan.

Kauffman-Allen
Alice Brook Allen and
ChristopherAdam Kauff-
man, both of Fernandina
Beach, were married at 5
p.m. Sept 19, 2009, at Five


Points Baptist-Church with
Marcie Crawford, notary, offi-
ciating. The reception fol-
lowed at North Hampton Golf
Club.
The bride is the daughter
of Jack and Cheryl Wortham
of Fernandina Beach. The


groom is the son of David and
Jan Kauffman of Fernandina
Beach.


MILITARY NEWS,


* Navy Seaman Apprentice Melissa D.
Jackson, daughter of Lisa Jackson of Yulee
and Melvin D. Jackson of Jacksonville, re-
cently completed U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ml.
During the eight-week program, Jackson
completed a variety of training, which includ-
ed classroom study and practical instruction
on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis was also placed on physi-
,calfitness. .
The capstone event of bootcamp is


"Battle Stations," an exercise that gives
recruits the skills.and confidence they need
to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the basic warrior attrib-
utes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and
endur-ance in each recruit through the prac-
tical application of basic Navy skills and the
core values of honor, courage and commit-
ment Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account what it means
to be a sailor.
Jackson is a 2005 graduate of Mandarin ,
High School of Jacksonville.


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Much to do this winter


at Callahan First


was Nov. 5-6 for
Callahan First
Baptist Church.
Thanksgiving Praise Service
is Nov. 24. Coming up in
December is a concert with
Todd Fields Dec. 13.
Thank you, church family,
for making it possible for us
to attend the Timothy/Barna-
bas Conference. We were
challenged and encouraged
through this time away. We'
believe some of the things we
learned will enhance our min-
istry here at First Baptist
Church.
You are an awesome
church to recognize your staff
needs these opportunities for
instruction and refreshment.
We love you and thank the
Lord for you: In His love,
Lynn and Peggy,' Cliff and
Suzy, Todd and Robin, Doug
and Janan, Grant and Melissa,
PJ. and Melanie.
Grief and Share, Chapel
C202, facilitated by Douglas
Hodges and Malcolm Adams.
Divorced Care for Kids,
Auditorium 205; facilitated by
Martha Fachko. Divorce
Care, facilitated by Larry
Tipton and Linda Reddish,
C201. First Place Health:
becoming healthy physically,
spiritually, mentally and emo-
tionally, Room A113, facilitat-
ed by Jean Addy. Anointed,
transformed, redeemed,
Chapel 101-103, facilitated by
Missy CoxwelL Crown
Financialministries, manag-
ing money God's Way, facili-
tated by Duane and Sharon
Grice.
Senior Saints Ministry of
Springhill Baptist Church had
28 eager seniors gather in the
small.kitchen area of the
Family Life Center, as is their
custom every month. Our
purpose is to honor God and
fellowship together as He has
taught us to do. As always,
Jenny Corbitt and Moreta Lee
were there early, making tea
and coffee and setting the
Stables up for our meal. Jenny
called the meeting to order
and made announcements.
She asked for prayer
requests, followed with
prayer, asking God's mercy
on the sick and thanking Him
for our many blessings.
John Ballard retrieved
some hymn books from the
sanctuary so Minnie could
play for us to sing and sing
we did. Minnie asked for
requests and graciously
played for each one. Thank
you, Minnie and John.
Irene Weller read several
interesting and amusing
papers. We just laughed a lot
and enjoyed each one. We
also received a blessing from
some stories that others read.
At 11:30 a.m., Pastor
Dwayne gave thanks for our
food. We were dismissed to
enjoy yet another meal. With
good pork roast and pork bar-
becue prepared by Joe and
Bonnie Merritt, along with
the good that was contributed
by all people that attended. As
always, the food was deli-
cious, but this time, it was just
the best ever.
Keep in mind we meet the
first Thursday of each month
at 10 a.m. and would be
delighted to have you join us
there. Come, bring a covered
dish or two and a friend or
two. You will receive a bless-


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ing. Libby
Sutton.
The
Florida
Baptist
d Mobile
Dental Unit
Swas in our
area Sept. 28
through Oct.
HILDAS 2. It was
HEAiR- located at
ABOUTS First Baptist
Church,
Callahan this
Hilda year. The
unit was
Higginbotham e unit was
equipped to
do fillings and remove teeth.
In order to qualify for
these services, you had to
make an appointment at First
Baptist Callahan. Ifyou are in
need of services or know
someone who is and want
more information, contact the
Northeast Florida' Baptist
Association office at 225-5941.
Ten Great Dates to
Energize Your Marriage.
Reclaim the spark, connection
and creativity you felt when
you were first dating in your
marriage. Upcoming dates
are Dec. 4 and Dec. 18..
Childcare will be provided by
reservations. Contact Doug
Hodges at dough@callahan
fbc.org or (904) 879 0488 to
make reservations, or if you
need more information.
Singles Fellowship was
hosted by Jane Murphy,Oct
16. See Sunday bulletin for
details.
On Oct. 28 Children's
Choir at ABC traveled to
Osprey Village to sing for the
residents.
The annual Pig Pickin' at
Amelia was enjoyed Nov. 7.
Nov. 26 is Thanksgiving Day.
Thank you, Lord, for the
many blessings.
Operation Christmas Child
Collection Week was Nov. 9-
13. Our goal was 85 boxes.
This helps bring the joy of
Christmas to children around
the world by filling up a shoe
box. Yulee Baptist Church is
having pastor search commit-
.tee-meetings at th -assecia--- --
tion office and their church.
Pray for this important office
to be filled with God's choice.
Northeast Florida news
taken from our Florida
Baptist Witness: Dunns Creek
Baptist Church honored
Pastor Dave Molmberg on his
20th anniversary Oct. 3. The
surprise roast was accom-
plished with the help of his
wife, Sherif.
Since 1989, the church has
tripled in membership to 350,
built a fellowship hall facility
and currently awaits comple-
tion of its 600-seat sanctuary
and multi-purpose building.
May the Lord continue to
bless this friendly church. I've
visited there when it enter-
tained seniors of our.
Northeast Florida Baptist
Association. Great food, pro-
gram and fellowship. :
Nancy Hughes thanks the
serving team when our
church, Afielia Baptist, host-
ed the annual meeting of the
Northeast Florida Baptist
Association Nov. 8. You came
through in typical Amelia
Baptist fashion. Thank you for
responding so wonderfully.
Pastor Neil Helton would
also like to express gratitude
to all for decorating (Wow, it
was beautiful), the setup,
takedown or had or had any-
thing to do with making that
evening the wonderful suc-
cess that it was.
The community is invited
to experience a 1940s
Christmas homecoming Dec.
11 and 13 at 7 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church. This musical
includes a seven-member
drama cast and 45 singers
from five area churches,
accompanied by a 13-piece
instrumental ensemble. We
will have special recognition
of our war veterans. No
admission. For children
through age 4, childcare is
available with reservations.
Call 261-9527.
Women's Ministry, Amelia,
save the date Jan. 30 for


Baptist

Ladies Night Out.
June Grose was hostess
for the Hazel Allen Circle Oct.
13. Sixteen members were
present. Thelma Lewis gave
the program. She had written
a jingle honoring LeJean
Allan, the former chairman of
the circle. June presented
LeJean and Thelma gifts.
After the business meeting,
songs were sung. June served
a lovely luncheon, which she
had prepared. June Darby is
the new circle chairman.
Prayer Threads met Oct.
21 in the Family Life Center
102-103. Prayer Threads is a
group of ladies who meet to
pray and sew together
biweekly at Callahan First
Baptist Church. The group
sews items for our clown hos-
pital ministry. This ministry
needs more toys and prayer
shawls. No skills necessary.
They are happy to teach
crocheting, sewing or craft-
ing. You may want to bring a
lunch bag. If you would like
to participate but aren't crafty,
they can use donations of
small individually wrapped
chocolate bars, fiber fill for
stuffing or other sewing sup-
plies. Any questions should
be directed to Sherry
Spaulding at (904) 879-5543.
I hope many of you who
know Bobby Hart read the
nice article in the Times-
Union Nov. 8 about Veterans
Day, "A Family's Medals." I
read all the letters he wrote to
the Nassau County Record
when he was serving in Iraq a
few years ago, tears stream-
ing down my face many
times. I had thepleasure of
knowing him before he left.
The late Robert Hart,
Bobby's father, temporarily
dropped out of high school
during WWII, joined the army
and landed on the beaches of
Normandy on the third day of
the D-Day invasion. He came
away with two bronze stars,
apparently for bravery on the
battlefield.
His son, Bobby, earned a
bronze star for meritorious
-service in a-war-zene-with-the
Army reserves a few years
ago in Iraq.
And Bobby's son, Dustin, a
captain in the Air Force,
returned in July from
Afghanistan, where he, too,
earned a bronze star for meri-
torious service.
How rare is that? The
bronze star is one of the four
highest medals given by the
military. Bob Buehn, the city
of Jacksonville's military liai-
son, puts it in perspective.
Buehn served in the military
30 years. But, until now, he
had never heard of three gen-
erations of any family earning
one. Maybe nobody should
be surprised.
The Harts, after all, are a
military family. Both of Dus-
tin's grandfathers were in the
military; so were all five
great-uncles. But his father
was never supposed to go
and, but for an act of God,
Dustin would never have
enlisted. He wouldn't have
been alive to do it,
Bobby Hart says his
uncles wanted him to join
after high school, but he had
no interest. "I didn't want to
get my hair cut," he quips,
stroking his bald head. He
changed his mind a few years
ago.
Dustin, 'on the other hand,
dreamed his entire life of
serving in the military. Then,
fate intervened.
While attending the
University of Florida and
preparing to enter the Air
Force flight school, he paused
one day to watch a paintball
game, A stray paintball pellet
slammed into his eye, detach-
ing the retina.
When Bobby got out, he
came to surprise me one day
with roses and a big bear hug.
Three Harts, all related, all
military men, all bronze star
winners.
"May our Great Heavenly
Father continue to watch over
us and keep us in His loving
care."


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A moving



story

S o I moved recently. I quit my lodg-
ings on the beach for a place a little
less - how do I put this - overflow-
ing with roommates and dogs, and I
am.quickly rediscovering the joys and woes
of living alone.
See, when I first came to Fernandina
Beach a year and a half
ago, I had literally one
weekend in which to
secure living quarters
before reporting to work.
One could argue that I did-
n't plan that well. Yes, one
could argue that, but one
would be extremely petty
to do so. At any rate, with
NEWS- time so short I took the
ROOM first option I found - name-
V WS ly, answering a "roommate
wanted" ad in this very
paper. '"
RyiShndfiVa '*, Now,'roommaies canbe -
great, but there comes a
time in one's life (Thursday, usually) when
one begins to feel that one is too old to con-
tinue living like a college freshman. Having
reached that time in my own personal life, I
struck out on my own and acquired a spa-
cious apartment.
This has been a boon to me, as I can kick
back on my couch -.a couch I never have to
share - and stretch my legs without encoun-
tering someone else's dog. I can open the
cabinets with the assurance that the food
contained therein will always be mine. Any
objectionable young people who appear in
my home will be there because I invited
them, not because they're a roommate's
obnoxious college chums. And of course, I
can now watch "Commando" anytime I
please without worrying that a less cultured
roommate will deride it as garbage.
Things are not all sunshine and roses
and Arnold Schwarzenegger bloodbaths,
however. There's something about living
alone that I had forgotten during my time in
the roommate wilderness: When you're on
your own, the only stuff in your house will
be the stuff that you, personally, own.
Having divested myself of a lot of this stuff
when I moved in with roommates, I now find
myself tragically short on essentials.
The couch that I don't have to share with
anyone, for instance, is a recent acquisition.
For the first few days in my new place, I sat
on the floor. I came very close to buying
some soup last week before remembering
that I no longer possessed a pot, a bowl or a
can opener. Also, I have no microwave.
True, in my kitchen is a large, roughly cube-
shaped appliance that my mother assures
me can be used to heat food, but I am entire-
ly unfamiliar with its operation. All I know is
that I opened the door and looked in, and
it's very, very dark in there.
It's not that I am without any essentials.
For instance, I have a large, inflatable rub-
ber raft in my guestroom closet. How I
came to possess a large rubber raft while
not owning, say, a toaster, is a story that
involves a keg party, Wal-Mart, New
Zealand, an amateur portrait photographer
and a magazine editor. I will not elaborate
further, except to say ducks were also
involved.
Surprisingly enough, the raft has not
really come in handy in my new place. Lord
knows I tried to figure out.a way to put it to
use on the night I moved in. Failing that, I
ended up sitting on the floor of my empty liv-
ing room, eating a salami sandwich from a
paper towel and drinking warm Coke from a
plastic cup.
It was the best night at home I'd had in
years.
Ryan Smith is a reporter at the News-
Leader. E-mail him at rsmith@jbnewslea
dercom.


VIEWPOINT/ ROBERT P. HANKS/AMEuA ISLAND PLANTATION COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION



Plantation'is a very special place


Editor's note: This letter, dated Nov. 18, was
sent to all Amelia Island Plantation property
owners.

Fellow Community Members:
We are all aware of the economic chal-
lenges which face us globally, nationally, local-
ly, individually and in our Community. We are
indeed in difficult times. The story of Amelia
Island Plantation, with its unsettled and uncer-
tain circumstances, is well understood and is
still being written.
Our Community has three major stakehold-
ers. Each performs a different function. The
Company sells real estate and runs a resort
and conference center. The Club brings its
members together for recreational and social
activities. The Community Association serves
like a small municipality. It has a security
department, maintains common properties,
parks, roads, dunes and drainage and operates
a property owners' clubhouse.
The state of the Community Association is
good. Our finances are strong. Generally, rev-
enues are being received on time. Expenses


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We have successfully navigated
rough waters before.
We will again.


have been reexamined and adjusted through-
out 2009 and are under control. We are living
within a conservative budget. We have a plan
for the future.
Our 2009 and 2010 budgets are both in
excess of $3 million. Well over half of each of
these budgets is spent on security and com-
mon properties. Nearly 30 percent of our rev-
enue comes from assessments from the
Company. Our 2010 budget includes cost cut-
ting, deferral of capital expenditures, as well
as an assessment increase of $100. This pro-
posed budget is based on a number of assump-
tions. It assumes no revenue flow from the
Company in 2010. With the expectation of
delayed revenues, expenses have also been
deferred. Budget cuts and deferrals have been


made using the priorities of maintaining our
quality of life and protecting our investments.
We believe that these budget issues are
temporary and short-term. And, we believe
that when revenues flow again in a normal
way, expenses and capital investments will pro-
ceed in a normal way and we'll be back to busi-
ness as usual.
I am optimistic and believe we must face
challenges with a positive outlook. We have
successfully navigated rough waters before.
We will again. Amelia Island Plantation has
been and is a very special place. I am confi-
dent that when the waters calm, our
Community will continue to be that same spe-
cial place, with all the same wonderful quali-
ties that drew us here and with a hope for a
future as promising as its past.
We must all continue to work to achieve
our Common Vision that Amelia Island
Plantation be "a superior resort and residential
Community." Together we can make it hap-
pen.
SRobert P Hanks is president of the Amelia
Island Plantation Community Association.


mom


Go flya kite?


I took the long way home Friday
afternoon and was rewarded with a
spectacle the likes of which I've
never seen in my life. Traveling east-
bound on Sadler, the road straight-
ens out and makes a beeline for the
ocean. Some distance from the end
I couldn't help but notice a kitehigh ,
up in the air in the vicinity of the
beach. Curiosity assumed command,
of my attention because it appeared
to be a dog with a cape flowing from
its shoulders in the superhero genre..
As I approached the roundabout,'
Others began to reveal themselves '
There were fish, red snapper, mahi
mahi, even a big tarpon. "What in
the world is this?" I said to myself.
Then came the big stuff - I mean
really big. They looked liki full-
fledged parachutes. I could just
imagine a little kid with his heels
dug into the sand struggling to keep
from being carried up into the sky
and out of sight I parked the car, got
out, approached the beach and was
struck with a wonder to the eyes.
This kite was nine and a half feet
in diameter at the front, tapering
down to about three feet at the end
with 60 feet in between. It was spin-
ning counter clockwise displaying
every color in the rainbow and sport-
ing at least a dozen 20 to 30 foot
streaming tails equal in brilliance.
SThere were other~ fiiguratiOt's: a
five foot tie-dyed pajama bear, an
eight-foot superhero bear complete
with a cape and a big peace sign on
his chest, but the one that really
took the cake was the 'Titan."
This thing was gargantuan! Jet-
black with bright yellow trim, it
sported twin 150-foot windsock tails
that swayed about in tandem. Two
hundred square feet of main body
cast a large shadow upon the
ground. Rated for a 30-mile per hour
wind; it required about a 3/8 inch,
1,250-pound test, braided nylon line
made fast to a telephone pole to hold
it down. That "kite" could carry
away a full-grown man.
All were owned by a fellow
named Richard, along with his wife
who had taken to kite-flying as a
hobby in a most enthusiastic man-
ner. The two largest ones retail for
$1,100 each. He said she wanted
one called a Chinese dragon that
was 250 feet in length and cost over'
$6,000. I tried to remember the last
time I flew a kite. As I recall, it cost
10 cents and came without the
strifig. This gave me a whole new
take on the old saying "go fly a kite."
Richard Moser
Fernandina Beach

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Thank youfor making my emer-
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as possible. You did an excellent
job!
Kathy Keller
Fernandina Beach

Whos the mob?
Just a few corrections to the
Viewpoint ("Property rights, 'mob
rule' in Old Town," Nov. 18):
"The lots were for sale for five
years and no one in Old Town came
forward to buy."
1. The lots were considered
unbuildable by the state when sold
to the current owners in 2003 for
$10,000.
2. The asking price is $150,000.
"My mother wanted to park as
closely as possible to the front door."
3. This parking area is right at
the junction of two streets and
would endanger both the life of the
driver and of other vehicles.
4. Old Town Guideline 3.53.2
states driveways are not permitted
on the frontage corer of any corer
for safety reasons.
"Professor Michael Harrison
said the house would be a blight on
the city for a 100 years or more."
5. Actually the other Professor
Harrison said, "The home to be built
on lot 8 will, for 100 years or more,
occupy a prominent position at the


entrance to OT - a uniquely his-
toric area."
6. The other Professor Harrison
also interrupted when the writer of
Viewpoint repeatedly referred to
the proposed house as a 1,200-
square-foot house, and as he was
not corrected by the Historic
District Council, she sought to pro-
vide the correct information.
"There were no violations."
7. Those who attended the city
commission meeting heard listed
15 violations that were clearly stat-
ed in the Land Development Code
but which were "interpreted" or
ignored by Community Develop-
ment staff.
"Mob rule in Old Town."
8. There are 44 homes in Old
Town. There are 17 rental units. A
petition was signed by more than 20
concerned property owners who
are concerned to see the Land
Development Code and the Old
Town Guidelines being ignored by
the city nahager and Community
Development staff.
Maybe there is mob rule in
Fernandina but it is not in Old
Town.
Jennifer Harrison
Old Town
Skip the turkey
Last week, a failed vice presi-
dential candidate claimed that ani-
mals belong right next to the
mashed potatoes. This week, our
president is pardoning two turkeys.
It's food for thought.
Each of us has the presidential


power to pardon a turkey this
Thanksgiving. It shows our com-
passion for an innocent animal, as
well as our concern for our family's
and our planet's health. it's a mostly
fitting way to give thanks for ourl
own life, health and happiness.
The 270 million turkeys abused
and slaughtered in the U.S. each
year have nothing to give thanks
for. They breathe toxic fumes in
crowded sheds. Their beaks and
toes are severed. At the slaughter-
house, workers cut their throats
and dump them into boiling water,
sometimes while still conscious.
Consumers too pay a heavy
price. Turkey flesh is laced with
cholesterol and saturated fats that
elevate the risk of heart disease,
stroke and cancer. Careful adher-
ence to government warning labels
is required to avoid food poisoning.
Turkey excrements pollute our
water supplies.
This Thanksgiving, I won't be
calling the Poultry Hot line, or stay-
ing awake wondering how that
turkey lived and died. I will be join-
ing millions of other Americans in
observing this joyful family holiday
with nonviolent healthful products
of the earth's bounty: vegetables,
fruits, and grains.
A visit to my local supermarket
or health food store and an Internet
search on vegan Thanksgiving will
provide me more recipes and deli-
cious turkey alternatives than I can
possibly use.
Robyn Potter
Fernandina Beach


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Who does Amelia Island Co. owe?
Top 20 unsecured creditors
Valleycrest Golf Course Maintenance, Calabasas, Calif. ......$830,799
Foley & Lardner LLP, Jacksonville ...................... $594,472
Nichols, Gudbranson & Cooper, Cleveland .............. $587,216
Sysco/Gulf-Atlantic Services, Jacksonville ............... $544,634
Heritage Paper Co., Jacksonville .................... .. $242,562
Bachara Construction Law Group, Jacksonville ........... $204,311
Amelia Island Plantation Community Association .......... $175,912
Florida Public Utilities, Fernandina Beach ................ $163,381
TPG Hospitality Advisory Services, Tampa ............... $150,671
Connecticut General Life Inc., Pittsburgh ................ $123,316
Comcast, Femandina Beach .......................... $110,024
Thermaserve Inc., Jacksonville ................... ..... $107,138
KPMG LLP, Dallas .............. . ................ $105,470
Siemens Corp., New Jersey .......................... $100,000
Comcast, Jacksonville ............................... $82,688
Fahlgren, Tampa ..................................... $78,179
Microsoft Licdnsing GP, Dallas .......................... $69,074
Martin Coffee Co., Jacksonville ........... :............. $65,919
Coastal Living, Chicago ............................ . $60,674
Southern Living, Chicago ..........................$52,378
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RESORT
Continued from 1A.
the resort's facilities.
Company management
would retain control during
bankruptcy proceedings.
Longtime Amelia Island Co.
President Jack Healan remains
at the helm, though Goldman is
leaving to accept a job Dec. 1 at
the St. Augustine Convention
and Visitors Bureau. Norman
Bray, longtime vice president
alongside Healan, is retiring
before the end of the year.
Prudential has the biggest
financial stake in the outcome of
the proceedings.- It initially
balked at assuming a lead role
in Chapter 11, preferring a liq-
uidation of assets through
Chapter 7 of federal bankruptcy


Ritz opens
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island has completed con-
struction on a $22 million ball-
room expansion. The new facil-
ity adds 11,000 square feet to
the property. ': .
"This project was a critical
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code, but offered its own debtor-
in-possession plan this week
after Red Maple Investors did so
last Friday.
Other large secured credi-
tors owed significant sums are
National Bank of South
Carolina, which financed the
Amelia River golf course project,
and Compass Bank, which
financed the spa and shops on
the Plantation.
There are numerous unse-
cured creditors, who likely
will be paid only a percentage
of what they are owed. The
largest is Valleycrest Golf
Course Maintenance of
Calabasas, Calif., which is owed
$830,799.
Others include Sysco food
services of Jacksonville, owed
$544,634, Florida Public Utilities


Co. of Fernandina Beach,
$163,381, and Comcast of
Fernandina Beach, $110,024.
Amelia Island Co. employs
about 825 people, down from a
high of more than 1,100, and
has a biweekly payroll of about
$750,000.
The 1,350-acre resort is
owned by the Cooper family
trust. Richard L. Cooper, an
Ohio businessman who died
last year at 82, purchased the
property from the Sea Pines Co.
in 1978. Sea Pines Co., which
developed Hilton Head Island,
S.C., originally bought 3,000
acres on the south end of
Amelia Island that was proposed
for a strip mine, but the project
went bankrupt before it could
be developed.
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Beaujolais Nouveau Festival Manager Katharine Monahan. ferenc
Thursday, November 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. "Despite the recent economic modat
Celebrate-the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau as we unveil the new Talbot Ballroom.
Since 1991, the annual festival has served as the symbolic start of the holiday season.
$89 per person
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Music, refreshments; Santa Claus and a spectacular fireworks display. .
Complimentary
Holiday Character Dinner . .
Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m. .. . :
Santa Claus and his elves invite you to dinner.. * W' P3
$49 per adult, $25 per child ages 5 to 12 ... *CA',' .
Thanksgiving Dinners , GiT.;.l
Thursday, November 26 '
Enjoy a variety of holiday dining'options at The Ritz-Carltoh, Amelia Island, including ND
an opportunity to savor a delicious meal from the comfort of your own home. CHILC Ej "
Thanksgiving Feast Thanksgiving in Salt 2380. Sadler rd . ArTe'lQa Island
A traditional feast in The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom Chef Richard Gras prepares a four-course menu * *.'
from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salt from 4 to 9 p.m.
$89 per adult, $45 per child ages 5 to 12 $105 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Thanksgiving in CafM 4750 Thanksgiving To-Go
A delicious buffet in the seaside caf6 from Celebrate with a delectable dinner prepared by
3 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Ritz-Carlton culinary team, starting at $190.
$62 per adult, $28 per child ages 5 to 12, plus Pick-up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Reservations
tax and gratuity required by November 24.)


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available conference space
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zeable function areas and
ety of smaller meeting
. The addition of the new
om will allow the hotel to
the needs of larger con-
:e groups, while accom-
ing increased demand for


destination weddings and social
engagements.
The Talbot Ballroom, named
as a nod to a neighboring bar-
rier island, reflects the natural
environs in design as well as
d6cor.
The new ballroom is the cap-
stone development in the ongo-
ing physical evolution of the
resort. In 2006, the hotel con-
structed a 27,500-square-foot
full-service spa, opened the
award-winning restaurant Salt,
and launched the OurSpace
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at the Yulee Sports Complex
on Goodbred Drive in Yulee

Saturday, December 12, 2009
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Parade will begin at 10:00 am
allowed by a festival offering food, arts and crafts,
live music and entertainment for all ages.
Pictures will be taken with
Santa in the Winter Wonderland
Throughout the day.

If you are interested in participating in the parade
or in providing entertainment,
please call Connie at (904) 225-2516

'ou or your organization would like to reserve a booth,
please call Julie at (904) 225-5237


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RELIGION


A stick, a crowd and a bit of wisdom


"What on earth is going on?" my
friend said as he rounded the corner
and saw the crowd. There, standing
in the middle of the road, were sever-
al of his neighbors, one of which was
holding a stick. As my friend got
closer, the reason became clear. Now
please understand, my friend is as
easy going a guy as you'll ever meet,
but the idea of someone using a
large stick to solve a neighborhood
problem was more than he could
bear. So, he decided to intervene.
As his truck door closed and he
.walked toward the crowd, all he
could think about was how he would
approach the problem. Thankfully,
he knew some things that the guy
holding the stick didn't For instance,
large turtles blocking the road don't
respond well when poked at I did


mention the fact
that the problem
was a turtle, didn't
I? Well, that's what
it was and at that
moment he was
hunkered down and
going nowhere.
With his head just
barely visible and
PULPIT legs drawn up into
NOTES his shell, the con-
cerned neighbors
and frightened tur-
Pastor tle were at a stand-
Rob Goyette off.
If it hadn't been
for my friend's wise approach from
the turtle's backside, and his willing-
ness to lift him up and relocate him
to the other side of the road, there's


no telling how long the drama would
have continued.
With legs squirming while being
escorted through the air, the turtle
was as happy as anyone to have the
problem solved. "Wow," the neigh-
bors told my friend. "You're really
good at that" The truth is, it was just
a little bit of wisdom and experience
in action.
Now perhaps you're saying,
"Pastor Rob must be running out of
ideas for his articles; this one, like
his turtle, is going nowhere." Well, if
you want the truth, I shot most of my
idea arrows about a year and half
ago. Since then, I just take it week by
week. Somehow, I think God enjoys
it that way. It keeps me leaning on
Him. Either way, the day I wrote this
article, I saw a turtle crossing the


road and thought about my friend's
story and then about you and me.
Isn't it interesting how two parties
wanting the exact same thing can
find themselves at an impasse?
Think about it. All the turtle was
looking for was to get where he was
going, the same thing those driving
through the neighborhood wanted.
And, who would have thought, the
answer to the problem was all in the
angle from which it was approached.
I don't know about you, but the few
times I've tried using the stick
method -metaphorically speaking of
course - things have never worked
out Even though I'm sure the neigh-
bors were trying to help the turtle by
preventing him from being run over,
the stick approach somehow didn't
communicate that message very


well.
The point; effective conflict reso-
lttion begins when one party is will-
ing to lift the other party up - not by
carrying a big stick. Like my friend
who understood the defensive pbs-
ture.the turtle had assumed, and as a
result chose a different and more
productive method, so we are wise if
we do the same. At a time when so
many people find themselves rela-
tionally stuck, perhaps it's time to try
a different'approach.
"Happy is the man that finds wis-
dom, and the man that gets under-
standing. Her ways (wisdom) are
ways of pleasantness, and all her
paths are peace." (Proverbs 3:13, 17)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org


Bus ministry
Blackrock Baptist Church has started a bus
ministry in the Yulee area, for children and
their families, including a fantastic learning
experience in Sunday School followed by chil-
dren's church and more exciting games. Adults
go to regular worship. The route covers every
house between 1-95 in Yulee and the Shave
Bridge. The bus runs on Sunday mornings.
Sunday School starts at 9:15 am.'Worship
services start at 10:30 am. The church is locat-
ed at 96362 Blackrock Road in Yulee. For infor-
mation, call 261-6220. :
Sounds ofChristmas
Bell ringing for The Salvation Army Hope
House begins today at four area locations and
will expand to nine just after Thanksgiving.
Organizers are still in need of bell ringers both
on the island and in Yulee. If you, your club,
group or ministry can donate just two hours of
your time showing the love of Jesus with your
smile and a joyful "Merry Christmas" greeting,
the Salvation Army needs you. Call Mary
Moore or Susan Lane at 321-0435 to schedule.
Shabbatservice
The Jewish Community of Amelia Island
will hold a Shabbat Service at the home of
Deborah and Ronald Price at 6:30 p.m. tonight
For further information contact Deborah Price
at (904) 310-6060 or DEB203@aol.com.
Men's conference
The Men's Department of Greater
Fernandina Beach Church of God, 305 S.
Fourth St., will celebrate its annual Men's


Conference Weekend beginning today at 7:30
p.m., with a prayer breakfast Saturday at 9 a.nm.
and ending Sunday at 11:30 a.m. All men are
welcome to share in the event
Clothes gveaway
Harbor Shores Ministries is-a non-profit
organization that is accepting tax-deductible
donations to help local community needs.
On Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., members
will give away clothing at Harbor Shores
Apostolic Church in Victoria's Place Shopping
Center, across A1A from Super Wal-Mart in
Yulee.Participants may also register for one of
several turkeys to be given away.
To donate clothes or items for the action
center, call 225-0963.
Love Ministry
The Love Ministry invites the community to
hear Co-Pastor Tiffany Donley of Yah Weh
Deliverance Ministries in Callahan. Meet at
Covenant Community Church, 528 S. Eighth
St, Nov. 21 at 10a.m.
Celticservice
St Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave., continues to offer a Celtic Service the
fourth Sunday of the month, filled with music,
candlelight and opportunities for contempla-
tion and meditation. The next service is Nov.
22 at 6 p.m. The community is welcome. Call
261-4293.-
Church meeting
In pursuit of its 2010 particularization,

RELIGION Continued on 11A


Canned goodsdrive
Grace Community
Church is collecting canned
goods and turkeys for distri-
bution the week of Thanks-
giving. If you are a family or
know of a family that is in
need and could use a food
care package for Thanksgiv-
ing, contact the church at
491-0363 or office@gracenas-
sau.com. You may also con-
tact the church to make a
* canned good or cash for
turkeys donation.
Community service
Memorial United Metho-
dist Church will hold a
Community Thanksgiving
Service on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.
at 601 Centre St The mes-
sage, "Giving Thanks in All
Things," will be delivered by
Dr. Doug Ganyo, associate
pastor of First Presbyterian
Church. The interdenomina-
tional service is sponsored
by the Ministerial Alliance of
Nassau County. All are wel-
come.

MountOlive
celebration
The Mount Olive Histori-
cal Restoration Society


SUBMITrED
Queen Quet, chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation,
presents a New Testament Bible, Gullah translation to
William Jefferson and his mother Laura Rhodes,
descendants of the founders of Little Mount Olive in
Nassauville. A service of Thanksgiving will be held
Nov. 28.


invites the community to join
the Hooper family of
Nassauville in a-
Thanksgiving praise service
and history presentation on
Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. at Little
Mount Olive Baptist Church
on Old Nassauville Road.
Following the service, the
society will present part
three of its series on the
Rural Black History of


Nassau County with a discus-
sion on rural education in
the early 20th century. All
who wish to join the worship
and share their memories of
rural education are welcome.
The program is presented in
'cooperation with the
Gullah/Geechee Cultural
Heritage Committee of
Northeast Florida. For infor-
mation call (904) 502-1992.


0-Christwalk
Church

Sunday Celebration
10:00 am
'Kidswalk' 10:00 am
Takeout' Wed 630pm
2920 Bailey Road
261-7120 thechristwalkcom



Baptist Church
Sunday School..........................................9:30 am
Sunday Worship .................................... 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA .......................... :15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study........................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road * County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
261-4741
www.springhillbaptistfb.org


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AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
An Interdenominationaf
Community Church
SUNDAY WORSHIP
November 22, 2009 * 9:15 a.m.
MESSAGE The Key to Thanksgng
Sunday School Classes
8&00 AM "Reclaiming Paur
1030 AM - The Pilgrim's Progress"
(Nursery Provided)
-ALL ARE WELCOME-
The Chapel is located behind
The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation
36 Bowman Road
(904) 277- 4414
www.ameliachapel.c0m


St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes Youl
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:45 a.m. Breakfast - Burns Hall
9:30 a.m. Christian formation for all.
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship - 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' - 2nd Sunday
904-261-4293
www.stpetersparish.org


YULEE UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
P/ease join us for
SUNPAY SERVICES:
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 * Rev. Mark Stiles


In iht heart ofill CELEBRATION BAPTIST
Fernandlna Rev. Brian Ebum Pastor CHURCH
9 N.6" mStreet /rnwX911-S" su 'TesCasWoA#-5oPhoiM
Dr. Holton Selgling Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm & 5:30 pm'
Senior Pastor Saturday4 pm Mss at Yulee Unted Methodist Church Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
Worship 8:30 & 11 a Sunday Masses 8:A & 10=00 am & 12 N00on
Worship 8:30 & 11 a yMass - 8:30am Mn.ed Thurs'. 85520 Miner Rd
Sunday School 9:50 a Day Ms- T . Yulee; FL 32097
SNun yo y p o-Tuesday Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Holy Day Masses Vigil 600 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Children Confessions: saturday 3:15pm - 3:45pmor by aptProvid
SYouth ---KidKredible Children Ministries
Adults Telephone Numbenrs Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fa 904-321-1901 Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
261-3837 Emergency Numbr: 90-277-6566, Connc;ng wh Chrt....Connecng W People.
www.lstpress-fb.com alsis call 904-277-550
FOR. eVViOE-INFO: (904)22 -07


BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
1 261-6220
Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
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.
Nursery Provided
Bus Ministry Available
www.blackrockbaptist.com


FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School.......... ....... 9:4A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:SSA.M.
Disdpleship Training ...........6:OOP.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-Z61-4615 (church office)
EVERYONE WELCOME
Nursery provided
Spolntsbaptlstchurch.org


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"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church
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 6:30prm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Corner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femnndina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527


Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
SSUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
S Youth, NuIse/y &'
Children's Ministies
321-2117
Rob a Chreleoye oye 321-2117
Senior Ptlor On AA I lmi le w estI Amelia Island
www.LivingWatersOutreach.org


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Sunday @11 00
515 Centre Street


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AMELIA ISLAND
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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Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ
1005 S 14th St
904-261-9760
www.cocfb.org
Worship times:
Sun: 9:30am Bible Class
10:30am Worship
Wed: 7:00pm BibleClass


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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
www.Yuleebaptistchurch.com
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809


FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
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
Heart ofAll People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 am.
Morning Worship 11 am.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 prm.
Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth


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Having Trouble Stretching Your Dollar?
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit food
co-op providing high quality food at a low costly
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 for
Information or to place an order - 904-261-9760


Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor

* - Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services


Across from Fort Clinch State Park
261-6306
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Jangacan Church of North .merica
Our province Is a founding member ol ihe Anglican Church
of North America
As Anglicans u'e believe:
* the Bible Is the inspired Word of God
* In God the Father who created us
* In less Christ His Son who saved us
* In the Holy Spirit who sanctifles us
As Anglicans we worship using the tradlilonal llurgy in the
1928 Book of Common Prayer, AfBrming the Nicene and the Apostles Creed.
Sunday Senices
Holy Communion 8-00 am & 11 .00 am itlih mulcl
Morning Prayer 41h Sunda$ of each month 10 00 am
Res I Michael Bnrhao. Recnor
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amela Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 * www.HolyTrlnityAnglican.org


RELIGION NOTES


THANKSGIVING EVENTS


"Worship this week at the


pCace of your choice"


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First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandlna Beach, FL
904-261-3617
www. FBFirst.net
Rev. Jeff Overton, Sr Pastor


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FRIDAY. November 20,2009/NEWS-LEADER


AROUND SCHOOL


Fatherdaughterball
Faith Christian Academy
presents its 10th Annual
Father/ Daughter Ball at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Grand Ballroom on Feb. 6,
2010 from 7-10 p.m. This
year's theme is "Cinderella."
Tickets are $85 for father and
daughter and $40 for each
additional daughter and
include a gift bag and memory
book. There will be hours
d'oeuvres, live music featuring
Les DeMerle and professional
photography. Fathers and
daughters of all ages are wel-
come. Seating is limited.
For tickets visit Faith
Christian Academy, 96282
Brady Point Road, Fernandina
Beach, or call 321-2137.
Artforkids
The Island Art Association
will offer Children's Art Nov.
21 from 10-11 a.m. and 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 8 to
12. Mommy & Me classes will
be held Nov. 23 from 10-11
a.m. for ages 2 to 5. A caregiv-
er must accompany children.
Classes are taught by
Diane Hamburg or Amber
McHugh. Materials are pro-,
vided. Call the gallery at 261-
7020 to reserve a place. Class
size is limited. The gallery is
located at 18 N. Second St.
Visit www.islandart.org.
Kinderstudios
The dance students of
Kinderstudios, Idcated at 1897
Island Walk Way, will perform
Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. at the light-
ing of the Christmas tree at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island; Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at
the lighting of the Christmas
tree in downtown Fernandina
Beach; and Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.
during the lighted holiday
parade.
Santa Claus will visit
Kinderstudios on Dec. 12
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Students
will enjoy hot chocolate, cook-
ies and a gifts exchange. For
information e-mail Alexandra
Carroll at Alexandra.kinder-
musik@comcast.net.
Freesupp l ,es
A school supplies:give- : .
away for Nassau County
teachers and paraprofession-
als will be held Dec. 1 from
2:30-4:30 p.m. at School House
Supplies at ARC/Nassau,
86051 Hamilton St. (off US 17
north in Yulee).
Participants may fill three
bags with supplies for their
classrooms. Bring your own
or ARC can supply the bags
(no rolling bags please). For
information call Rhonda
Barcus at 225-9355. Please
bring ID to show you are an
educator.
Studentartcontest
All students from pre-K ,
through 12th grade are invited
to participate in this year's
Micah's Place Art Contest in
observance of Domestic
Violence Awareness Month.
This year's theme is "Creating
a World of Kindness."
Deadline is Dec. 1. Prizes will


be awarded in age categories
at a ceremony in January. For
more information call 491-
6364, ext. 108, or visit www.
micahsplace.org/calendar.
Foundation lunch
The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation
Holiday Luncheon featuring
Chef Williams Castleberry
and the FBHS culinary stu-
dents will be held at noon
Dec. 6 at the Fernandina
Beach Woman's Club, 201
Jean Lafitte Blvd. Sponsorship
levels begin at $40. Call Alison
Douglas at 491-8069 by Nov.
25 to RSVP. The foundation
supports the school, its stu-
dents and faculty.
'Christmas
Spectacular'
Kinderstudios presents its
fourth annual "Christmas
Spectacular" musical produc-
tion for the community on
Dec. 19 at the Fernandina
Beach Middle School auditori-
um. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5. For informa-
tion e-mail Alexandra Carroll
at Alexandra.kindermusik
@comcastnet. Kinderstudios
is located at 1897 Island Walk
Way, Fernandina Beach.
Computer giveaway
Jacksonville/Fernandina
Beach oncologist Dr. Scot
Ackerman is giving away two
free computers to two local
youngsters that do a "good
deed" in their community.
Ackerman is holding a "Do
A Good Deed Contest" now
until the middle of December.
To be eligible the child must
be 18 years or under and write
a detailed essay about the
"good deed" they have done in
their community.
The winners of the "Do a
Good Deed Contest" will
receive a free computer in
December at Ackerman's
office (10881 San Jose Blvd,
Jacksonville/1340 South 18th
St., Suite 103, Medical Office
Building A, Fernandina
Beach).
Nassau County contestants
: should s�td their essays to'
1340 South 18th St., Suite 103,
Medical Office Building A,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,
ATTN: "Do a Good Deed
Contest" - or call 277-2700.
Weekend courses
Weekend classes for the
spring semester are being
offered at both North Campus
and Nassau Center, choose
from many general education
credit courses that lead to an
Associate in Arts degree.
Friday and Saturday offerings
in English, math, science, and
social science disciplines will
jumpstart your progress in
one semester.
For a complete schedule of
Friday and Saturday courses
visit www.fscj.edu. Classes
begin in January. Academic
advising and financial aid
assistance are available.
Contact the North Campus at
(904) 766-6761 or the Nassau
Center at 548-4432.


Marching band earns 'Superior' rating


A member of the Mighty
Marching Pirate Band.


CLASS NOTES


The Fernandina Beach
Mighty Marching Pirate Band
received a Superior rating Nov.
7 at the Florida Bandmasters,
District Evaluation at Fletcher
High School in Jacksonville. A
Superior rating is the highest
rating a band can receive.
This is not the first award
for the Mighty Marching
Pirates for the 2009-10 march-
ing season. The band received
Best in Class in a Florida
Marching Band Coalition com-
petition in Gainesville at Santa
Fe High School on Oct..31.
The Mighty Marching
Pirate Band proceeded to conm-
pete in finals for the second
time this year. The first trip to
finals came on Oct. 10 at the
"Echoes of Excellence" com-
petition held at Middleburg
High School. This opportunity


forms in all 'local parades,
holds numerous public con-
certs and provides entertain-
ment each spring in its annual
Swing into' Spring Dinner
Concert.
The Fernandina Beach
High School Mighty Marching
Pirate Band has been under
the direction of Johnny
Robinson for the past 23 years.
Robinson has been assisted by
Mary Sikes, Assistant
Direction - Head of Operations
for the last 21 years.


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SCHOOL .PI TURES


Raising funds for autism
"Team Joel Pace Piano" took part in the "2009 Walk Now for Autism': on Nov. 8. The piano students and friends
walked in support of piano student Jack Summers. Teams from all over the area took part and raised more than
$40,000 to support autism education and resources locally. For more information about local autism resources,
visit www.joelpacepiano.vpweb.com for links to their sites.


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Relay for ife
Amelia Island Montessori
School participatil in
Relay for Life on Nov. 7
and 8, the annual event to
S raise funds for the
American Cancer Society.
This year's Relay for life
was held at Main Beach in
Fernandina Beach.
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came after receiving one of the
Top 10 highest score from all
the bands participating.
The Mighty Marching
Pirate Band will travel to St.
Petersburg to complete in the
Florida Marching Band
Coalition State Finals
Competition on Saturday.
Fernandina Beach High
School and the community are
fortunate to have such dedi-
cated band members and staff
members. The Mighty
Marching Pirate Band per-,


The Mighty Marching Pirate Band will
travel to St. Petersburg to complete in the
Florida Marching Band Coalition State
Finals Competition on Saturday.


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FRIDAY. November 20.2009 NEWS News-Leader


RELIGION
Continued from 9A
Grace Community Church
will hold a congregational
meeting Nov. 22, immediately
following the 10:30 a.m.
Sunday worship service to
nominate men to become eld-
ers, to elect a pastoral commit-
tee and report on finances.
Interested parties are invited.
For information, reach Pastor
Dave Bradsher at 491-0363 or
pastor@gracenas sau.com.


Pastor appreciation
On Nov. 22 at 3 p.m.
Impact Your World Church
will celebrate Pastor Kalvin
Thompson during a special
Pastor Appreciation Program
at the Full Service School,
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee.
Everyone is invited. For more
information contact the
church office at 261-9072.
'Grateful hearts'
Do you need an opportuni-


ty before the hustle and bustle
of the holiday season to reflect
on all that you are thankful
for, and give thanks through
prayer and singing?
Providence Presbyterian is
offering a time for those
"With Grateful Hearts" to join
others at the church Nov. 22


at 6 p.m. to express thanks in
creative ways.
The church is located at
96537 Parliament Dr., Suite C,
off Nassauville Road. Call
432-8118.
Worship and lunch
Join Salvation Army Hope


House each Tuesday at noon
for its Weekly Worship
Service and Fellowship
Lunch.
SAll are welcome the week
of Thanksgiving to thank the
Lord for the many and diverse
blessings He has showered
upon us individually, as a corm-


munity and as a nation. Come,
share something you are
grateful for.
A fellowship lunch will be
served about 1 p.m. following
the service. For information
call 321-0435 or stop by the
Hope House, 410 South
Date St.


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serviceDec. 6


The annual Bereaved Parent
Candlelight Memorial Service
will be held Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5
p.m. at the Angel of Hope Statue
in St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Cemetery on North Eighth
Street and then proceeding at
5:30 pm. to St. Peter's sanctuary
for the memorial service.
On Dec. 3, 2006 the
Fernandina Beach Bereaved
Parent Support Group's Angel
of Hope statue was dedicated
in the cemetery. It joins nearly
100 Angel of Hope Statues in
other communities across the
country.
The statue honors the lives
of children who have "gone too
soon" from this world and
serves as a place of hope and
healing for parents, families and
friends dealing with the tragic
loss of a child. The angel's face
is that of a child, its arms raised,
as a child waiting to be lifted. In
its wing.is inscribed the word
"hope."
To honor the children's
memories, memorial bricks
engraved with their names are
being.placed around the base
of the Angel of Hope statue.
Memorial bricks may be pur-
chased for a $100 donation. All
bricks are 4 by 8 inches, with
three lines for engraving - 15
characters per line, including


SSUBMITTED
Fernandina's Angel of
Hope, in St. Peter's
Episcopal Church
Cemetery.

spacing. For information e-mail
kelley3152@bellsouth.net.
The Dec. 6 service is pro-
vided by the Bereaved Parent
Support Group, Inc., a non-prof-
it, non-denominational organi-
zation for parents and families
that have experienced the death
of a child. The service honors
their children and celebrates
their lives. To reserve an angel
for your child and for more
information, call 261-5981.


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STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

NOTICE OF INTENT TO -ISSUE PERMIT

The Department of Envjrineental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to City of Fernandina Beach, John Mandrick, 1180 S 5th St, Fernandifa Beach',->
Florida 32034 to operate an existing 3.50 million gallon per day (MGD) annual average daily flow (AADF) permitted capacity domestic wastewater treatment facility (WWTF);
consisting of an influent treatment unit, effluent and sludge handling units, and two parallel treatment trains as follows: (1) a 2.50 MGD AADF permitted capacity oxidation
ditch treatment train, and (2) a 1.00 MGD AADF permitted capacity contact stabilization treatment train. All of the raw wastewater from the influent pumping station is
directed to a pretreatment unit and a flow splitter box for separation to the two treatment trains. The oxidation ditch treatment train consists of an aeration basin anoxic
basin, a secondary clarifier, and a chlorine contact chamber. The contact stabilization treatment train consists of a contact tank, a return activated sludge stabilization tank, a
secondary clarifier, and a chlorine contact chamber. The flows from the two treatment trains are combined in an effluent gravity sewer and conveyed to a dechlorination
chamber and Parshall flume. The treated effluent is then discharged to the Amelia River. Waste activated sludge is treated in two aerobic digesters that operate in series.
Treated residuals are dewatered with a rotary press and then hauled to Camden County Landfill for disposal. The permit also authorizes the removal of the contact stabiliza-
tion treatment train from service, conversion of the stabilization tank into a third digester, removal of the existing mechanical screen from service, installation of a second
backup manual bar screen, installation of a new mechanical screening device upstream of the influent pumps, and construction and operation a new 2.50 MGD AADF design
capacity oxidation ditch treatment train. The facility is located at latitude 30039'32.68" N, longitude 81027'50.66" W on 1007 S 5th St, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034-4011 in
Nassau County.

The intent to issue and application file are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Department's Northeast District Office, 7825.Baymeadows Way, Suite B200, Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7557, at phone number (904)807-3300.

The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.

A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing), under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000,

Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. The request
must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel before the end of the time period for filing a petition for an administrative hearing.

Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be filedwithin fourteen days of publication of
the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has
asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication.

The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or
request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code.

A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida
Administrative Code:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Department's decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department's proposed
action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Department's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Department's proposed
action.

Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.

In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pursue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a
mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the Department, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing). The
agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404, Florida Administrative Code. The agreement must be received by the Clerk in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set
forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement.

As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty days of
the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorporating the agreement of the
parties. Persons seeking to protect their substantial interests that would be affected by such a modified final decision must file their petitions within fourteen days of receipt of
this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If mediation terminates without settlement
of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available
for disposition of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes.


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FRIDAY. November 20.2009 NEWS News-Leader


Garden Show launches website


The Amelia Island Garden
Show is pleased to announce
that its website, www.amelia-
garden.com, is now available.
General information about the
show,, the schedule of demon-
strations and information about
the exhibitors, the Butterfly
Encounter and the Raptor
Experience are detailed.
Those who would like to
receive a monthly e-mail news-
letter can send a request to
info @fernandinafarmersmar-
ketcom.
The inaugural Amelia Island
Garden Show hosted by the
Fernandina Farmers Market
will roll out nature's brightest
colors for two days on March 6
and 7 in Central Park. With
growers and nurseries from
around the state, the show will
feature a full assortment of flow-
ers, plants, trees and palms,
orchids, bonsai, water pond
accessories, native plants, but-
terfly-friendly plants, shrubs
and garden accessories.
Get on-site expert advice
about how to "green" your
home, yard and garden and


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Ina's Plants, a vendor at the Fernandina Farmers
Market, will be among the exhibitors at the Amelia
Island Garden Show, March 6 and 7, 2010.


enjoy the presentations and
demonstrations from sustain-
able gardening to grafting tech-
niques at the "Ask the Expert"
booth. There will be live music
and the vendors of the Fernan-
dina Farmers Market will offer
their produce and expanded
menu of prepared foods.
The Amelia Island Garden
Show sponsors include Amelia


Island Convention & Visitors
Bureau, the News-Leader,
Coca-Cola, Amelia Hotel at the
Beach and Keep Nassau
Beautiful.
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre streets. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.fernandina-
farmersmarket.com.


Nature walk
Our Greenway leads a
nature walk on Egans Creek
Greenway every third
Saturday of the month. The
next walk is Nov. 21 at 9 a.m.
The walks explore the flora
and fauna of the Greenway.
Bring water, sun protection,
insect repellent, comfortable
walking shoes and optionally
field guides and binoculars.
Meet in the parking lot at
the entrance to the Greenway
behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Walks depart prompt-
ly at 9 a.m., maintain a
leisurely pace and proceed to
Jasmine Street. They are free
and open to the public. For
information call 277-7350 or
visit www.ourgreenway.org.
Beach cleanup
Talbot Islands State Parks
need your help to clean up
the parks. Volunteer your
time to help protect this pris-
tine landscape at 9 a.m. Nov.


28 at Amelia Island State
Park on Heckscher Drive.
Take a leisurely walk
around the southern point of
Amelia Island while cleaning
up the beach. Garbage bags
and gloves will be provided.
Remember to bring water
and sunscreen.
For information, call the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320. For more
information about Florida
State Parks, visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org.
Sprinkler
demonstration
Nassau County Fire
Rescue will host a demonstra-
tion of a room with a sprin-
kler system versus one with-
out, side-by-side, to show the
effectiveness of a residential
fire sprinlder.system. In con-
junction with
Simplex/Grinnell, two mock-
up living rooms will be set on
fire Dec. 5 at noon in The
Home Depot parking lot on
A1Ain Yulee.


Rightwhale
celebration
A celebration for the criti-
cally endangered North
Atlantic right whales' annual
return to the coast of the
Southeast U.S. will be held
along the shores of the only
known right whale calving
area at the beginning of their
calving season.
Many activities will take
place at Sea Walk Pavilion in
Jacksonville Beach on Dec. 5
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., including
a silent auction, kids' activi-
ties and exhibitions from
many local organizations.
Join a beach cleanup at 9 a.m.
or the beach run at 3 p.m.
Live music by Florida-based
The Hip Abduction and
Hours Eastly will be playing
all afternoon.
This family oriented festi-
val will inform and inspire the
community to learn about
right whales, their habitat
and conservation needs..For
more information visit www.
rightwhalefestival.org.


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Top seed upset by Florida's Venus at


PHOTOS rY BRETH IJONES,
Top seed Conor Niland of Ireland, left, defeated
can Robbye Poole, above, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 Wedm
the first round of the main draw of the Ravens
Wine Amelia Island Futures Chanipionships a
.Island Plantation. The event runs through Sun


OUTDOORS / TIDES


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20.2009
NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA



Futures tourney

S Conor Niland had never been to Northeast
Florida until this week. The Ireland native is
the top seed in the Ravenswood Wine Amelia
Island Futures Championships at Amelia Island
Plantation.
"It is very nice here," Niland said. "Other
than a few shadows from the trees, the stadium
court was nice to play."
Niland defeated American Robbye Poole 1-6,
a 7-5, 2-6 in Wednesday's opening round of the
main draw on the clay courts at AIP, longtime
home of the Bausch & Lomb Championships, a
Women's Tennis Association tournament But he
was eliminated Thursday by Orlando native
Michael Venus, avenging a loss to Niland two
weeks ago in Birmingham, Ala.
SNo. 2 seed Artem Sitak dispensed of St.
Augustine native Joey Burkhardt in straight sets
and No. 4 Matej Bocko also advanced Wednes-
day. The No. 5 seed Serbian Vladimir Obradovic
Swas upset by qualifier Denes Lukacs frpm
Hungary.
The inaugural Ravenswood Wine Amelia
Island Futures Championships is the third of
three $10,000 clay court Futures events that
,NEWS.LEADEF round out the 2009 Pro Circuit men's season.
d Ameri- Although admission was free throughout the
esday in week, a $10 donation is being collected for
wood today's quarterfinals, Saturday's semifinals and
t Amelia Sunday's finals. Tickets may be purchased at
iday. the gate.'Call 277-5145.


Pirate grapplers top Yulee, Episcopal in opener

BETH JONES -
News-Leader


The 2009-10 wrestling sea-
son opened Tuesday for Fern-
andina Beach and Yulee high
schools. The Pirates swept the
tri-match, defeating Episcopal
and Yulee.
"We are a very young team."
FBHS Coach Mark Durr said.
"A lot of our mistakes were
due to a lack of mat experience.
We had five guys wrestle varsity
who were wrestling for the very
first time competitively. Guys
like Beau Jarrett and Omar
Lopez are getting better every
day and were really impressive
for their first time out.
"The guys who have been
ith the program the longest
erformedl-r-ally well.- Pit
.Legrun),'Sean (Watkins) and
Michael (Hawthorne) looked
very strong. We are going to
be leaning on these core guys
a lot this year as we have many
dual matches.
'Tobias (Williams) was our
highlight. He has been wrest-
ling non-stop since recovering
from a season-ending knee
injury last year. He Wrestled
competively all summer with
our club and with the U.S.
youth national team. He was
dominant and fun to watch. The
scary part is he is only a soph-
omore.
"We have some work to do
on our conditioning, which is
par for the course for this time
of year. We are very happy with
two district wins. Coach John
(Williams) has our guys com-
peting like Pirate wrestlers and
we are looking forward to a
great year."
Yulee and Episcopal wres-
tled first. Episcppal won 57-24.
Fernandina edged Episcopal
44-35 and then defeated Yulee
51-21 in the finale.
-"I have a good mix of upper
and lower classmen, so I was
pleased with the progress that
was made," Yulee Coach Bran-
don Crowder said. "I had five
freshmen and four sophomores
wrestle."
Seniors Michael Didion,
Seth Bodine and Chase Lanier
were 1-1 and Jeff.Howell went
2-0 for Yulee.
At 103 pounds, FBHS's
Jarrett lost by pin in 1:57 in the
Episcopal match. Preston York,
112, lost by pin in 2:38. Lopez
lost in 1:08 at 119 pounds. The
Pirates forfeited at 125.
Jon Morrissey won by pin
in 1:05 at 130 pounds. Episcopal
claimed the 135-pound match.


Pit LeBrun of
FBHS pinned
his Episcopal
opponent,
above. Yulee's
Jeff Howell
pinned FBHS's
Matthew
Roberts, left.
Sean Watkins
won by pin
against
Episcopal,
below left. Jon
Morrissey also
won by pin
against
Episcopal,
below right.
PHOTOS BY BETH
JONES/NEWS-LEADER




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Tyler York lost by technical
fall 15-0 at 140 pounds.
The score was tied at 35-35
with just two matches to go
when Jason Lovitt won 15-14 at
145 pounds to ensure a Pirate
victory.
Pit LeBrun won by pin in
3:11 at 152 pounds.
Tobias Williams opened the
match with a win by pin in 51


seconds at' 160 pounds.
Hawthorne won by forfeit at
171. Watkins defeated his oppo-
nent in 1:04 at 189 pounds.
Matthew Roberts (215) and
Conner Lawrence (heavy-
weight) both won by forfeit.
FBHS's Jarrett defeated
Matt Sweetman of Yulee in 3:27
at 103 pounds. Preston York
won by forfeit at 112. Lopez


edged Devon Brown 13-12 at
119 pounds.
Suzie Lamb won by forfeit at
125 pounds for Yuree. FBHS's
Morrissey won by forfeit at 130.
Didion pinned Lovitt in 1:36
at 135. Nate Turbeville of Yulee
won by disqualification at 140
over Tyler York. Julian Colom
won by forfeit at 145 for FBHS.
LeBrun won by pin in 1:25


over Brandon Stewart at 152.
Williams defeated Chris Wil-
son by pin in 1:39 at 160. Haw-
thorne pinned Bodine in 30 sec-
onds at 171. Watkins defeated
Chase Lanier 13-7 at 189.
Yulee's Howell defeated
Roberts by pin in the second
period at 215.
Lawrence won by forfeit at
285.


v BASKETBALL


Hornets


win in


preseason

BETH JONES
News-Leader

The Yulee High School
boys basketball team, which
opens the season next week
during a Thanksgiving tour-
nament in Matanzas, tested
the water Tuesday, beating
Ponte Vedra 53-44 in a prac-
tice game.
Jarrell Mitchell led the
Hornets with 15 points. John
. Hall scored 10Derrick Hen-
ry had nine, Brian Magalski
eight and Steven Greenaway
chipped in six.
Ponte Vedra took an early
lead and led 14-12 after a
'quarter, but Yulee outscored
Ponte Vedra 29-10 in the sec-
ond and third periods to take
control of the game.
Yulee played Mandarin in
a second practice game on
Thursday. The Thanksgiving
tourney also includes Palm
Coast and Father Lopez from
the Daytona Beach area.
* The Fernandina Beach
High School girls lost 49-34 to
Baker Courty Tuesday in the
season opener.
"The girls played hard the
entire game," FBHS Coach
Mike Landtroop said. "We
struggled with our offensive
output and we will work on
getting better in practice.
"Baker County is a very
good team and their defense
was good enough to disrupt
our offense. Our defense is
looking better every game
and the girls made a lot hus-
tle plays."
Mackenzie McBride led
FBHS with 10 points, Cher-
relle Holcey scored eight and
J.B. Belcher and Ebony
Peterson chipped in five each.
* The YHS girls opened
the season Tuesday at home
with Ribault. The visiting
Lady Trojans won 56-15.
"The girls played hard in
their first contest of the sea-
son," YHS Coach Davis Fried-
man said.
Andrea Peterson led Yu-
lee with five points. Quanisha
Garrett added four and
"played an all-around solid
game," Friedman said. Tevin
Thompson led in rebounds.


Thin air'in mountain altitudes an obstacle forvacation skiier


Q. I am going skiing in Breckenridge,
* Colo., for the holidays. Unfortunate-
ly, I tend to get sick for the first few days
upon arriving on the mountain. Is there
anything I can do to prevent this?
A. Activities in mountain altitudes have
. very specific effects on your body
and, the higher the altitude, the more
severe the effects. As altitude increases,
the oxygen available to breathe decreases
and this affects performance. Mountain
air is described as being "thin" and it is
almost as if you are a little short of breath
before you even get started.
With less available oxygen, many
develop symptoms of "acute mountain
sickness" - headache, nausea, sleep dis-
turbance and fatigue. These symptoms


usually go away within a few days. This is
more common at elevations above 8,000
feet and, for those who live at this altitude,
the body adapts and they get used to it.
But those just arriving in the area find
they tend to breathe faster and more
deeply, resulting in shortness of breath
and generally just feeling bad. Again, this
will tend to pass in a few days.
There are things you can do to help.
Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and
you should even increase your fluid
intake. Drinking 2-3 times more than you
usually do will help. Keep this up so you
are urinating about every 2-3 hours.
While you do want to drink a lot of fluids,
you should avoid alcohol intake and caf-
feine for the first few days of your trip. It


also helps to reduce your salt intake and
eat more frequent, smaller meals. Your
body is fighting hard to tolerate the thin
air, so make sure you get plenty of rest.
If you have tried this in the past, your
doctor may be able to help you. Diamox
is a prescription drug often used in the
treatment of glaucoma. However, it can
help combat the effects of acute mountain
sickness. It is taken a few days before
your arrival on the mountain and for the
first few days after that.
It is not intended for people who have a
sulfa allergy or for those taking high
doses of aspirin. It also should be avoided
in those with lung, kidney or liver disease.
It may have some minor side effects, such
as a tingling sensation in your fingers and


toes and may make foods taste rather
bland. Other more major side effects have
been noted and you should discuss these
with your doctor. Some suggest taking it
in a trial dose for a couple of days a few
weeks before your trip in order to verify
you have no'problems with the drug.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine-and safety. It is
not intended to serve as a replacement for
treatment by a doctor It is only designed to
offer guidelines on the prevention, recogni-
tion and care of injuries and illness.
Specific concerns should be discussed with a
physician. Mail questions to Gregory
Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-
8787 or visit www.gsmithmd.com.


MEDICINE
GREGORY
SMITH, M.D.








FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20.2009 SPORTS News-Leader


SWIMMERS INPOSTSEASON


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PHOTOS BY RENEE JOST/SPECIAL
Fernandina Beach High School swimmer Patrick Croft swam to a 12th-place finish in
the 100-yard backstroke at the regional swim meet.


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Amber Wolfe, Corinne Priest, Aly Kaywork and Shannon Philo, above, and diver Owyn
Porter, right, qualified for the state meet.


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Josh Reeve placed 15th in breaststroke for FBHS.



Pirate swimmers advance to state


Five swimmers and a diver
from the Fernandina Beach
high school swim team swam in
the 1A state final swim meet in
Orlando Saturday.
Aly Kaywork, qualifying for
the finals in the 50-yard free-
style, finished 14th overall in
the state. Corinne Priest fin-
ished 23rd in the 100-yard free.
The relay team, consisting
of Kaywork, Shannon Philo,
Amber Wolfe, Kaylynn Chaun-
cey and Priest qualified for
finals in the 200- and 400-yard
freestyle. The 200 relay team
finished 14th and the 400 team
finished 15th.
Owyn Porter, although new
to the sport of competitive div-


ing, finished 18th in the state.
In all, FBHS had 13 swim-
mers and diver Porter qualified
for the regional swim meet in
Tallahassee the week before.
Patrick Croft represented
the school in the 100-yard back-
stroke, finishing 12th in the
region. Josh Reeve placed 15th
in breaststroke. Both boys
achieved personal best times.
The girls team, finishing
fourth in the region, placed in
three separate relays. The med-
ley relay, consisting of Michelle
Manson, Kristin Manson, Brit-
tany Crane, Wolfe, Rachel Tay-
lor and Kacey Guenther, placed
14th in the region. Both girls
200 freestyle relay and the girls


400 freestyle relays finished
third\in the region.
The swimmers of the two
relays - Kaywork, Philo,
Chauncey and Priest - quali-
fied for the state swim meet.
Kaywork also placed region-
ally in two of her individual
events, finishing ninth in the
100-yard free and fourth in the
50 freestyle, qualifying her for
the state meet.
Priest placed fourth in the
region in the 100-yard freestyle,
qualifying her for the state
swim meet in that event.
Porter, the sole diver for the
Pirates swim team, qualified for
the state swim meet and placed
fourth overall in the region.


County soccer championships Saturday


Fernandina Beach Middle
School is hosting the county
championships Saturday at,
Pirate Field.
Yulee and Callahan's teams
play in the first round. Winners
take on FBMS in the champi-
onships games; girls at noon
and boys at 1:30 p.m.
The FBMS boys (4-1) de-
feated Yulee 3-0 Tuesday.
"Our defense played very
well, only allowing one shot on
goal the entire match," FBMS


Coach Stuart Hamer said.
Justin Going scored a pair of
goals and Clay Hewett had one.
Ellis Bruchman had an assist.
On Nov. 12, FBMS blanked
Callahan 8-0.
"I am very impressed with
the progress we have made as
a team," Hamer said.
Going had two goals, Andre
Gianinni had two, Topher
McCranie, Josh Lesoine, Chris-
topher Grego and Matt Kane
had one each. The FBMS


Pirates got assists from
Gianinni, Topher and Daniel
McCranie, Phillip Tolxdorf,
Hector Vanlennep, Kane and
Bruchman.
e The Fernandina Beach
High School girls soccer team
is 2-3 on the season. The Lady
Pirates lost 4-0 to Episcopal
Tuesday.
The Lady Pirates' wins came
over Yulee (8-0) and University
Christian (8-0). FBHS played
at Clay County Wednesday.


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YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Nov. 21 Bishop Snyder Duals
Nov. 28 Deltona Duals 8am
Dec. 4-5 F-5 Bradford IBT 2:30/8am
Dec. 9 Fletcher Tri Duel 4:00
Dec. 11-12 Mat Classic at St. Joseph's
Dec. 12 Retcher JV tournament 8am
Dec. 16 COUNTY (seniors) 4:30
Dec. 19 Holiday Duels at Camden 8am
Jan. 8-9 Terry Parker IBT 2:00/8am
Jan. 13 Andrew Jackson Tri Duel 4:30
Jan. 22-23 Five Star at Ralnes
Jan. 29-30 Camden quad duel 5:00/7am
Feb. 6 District at Raines 9am
Feb. 12-13 Region
Feb. 19-20 State at Lakeland
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
Nov. 23 at Bartram Trail 700 (V)
Nov. 27-28 T-Day Tournament, Patton
Dec. 1 BOLLES' 5:307:20
Dec. 3 at Yulee 5:30/7:20
Dec. 4 at Keystone Heights 7:20 (V)
Dec. 7 FIRSTCOAST CHR. 7:20 (V)
Dec. 9 PONTE VEDRA 5:30/7:20
Dec. 11 at Bishop Snyder 6/7:20
Dec. 14 at West Nassau 7:20
Jan, 5 EPISCOPAL* 5:30/7:20
Jan. 7 CLAY 5:30/7:20
Jan. 11 at Stanton 6/8:00
Jan. 14 at Orange Park 6:30 (V)
Jan. 21 WOLFSON 5:30/7:20
Jan. 26-30 District 3-3A at Episcopal
*District
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Nov. 20-21 Preseason at Providence
Nov. 24 BISHOP SNYDER 6/7:30
Nov,27 ST FRANCIS 6/7:30
Nov. 30 HILLIARD 6/7:30
Dec. 4 at Bishop Kenny 6/7:30
Dec. 8 at Yulee* 4:307:30
Dec. 11 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30
Dec. 14 BRADFORD COUNTY 6/7:30
Dec. 17 JV at West Nassau 6:30
Dec. 17-19 at Glynn Academy tourney
Dec. 29 at University Christian 6/7:30
Jan. 2 at Trinity 6/7:30
Jan. 5 RIBAULT- 6/7:30
Jan. 7 at Providence 6/7:30
SJan. 8 BOLLES* 6/7:30
Jan. 12 at Episcopal' 6/7:30
Jan. 15 YULEE 6/7:30
Jan. 19 TRINITY 6/7:30
Jan. 22 RAINES' 6/7:30
Jan. 26 at Bolles 6/7:30
Jan. 28-29 Johnny T Smith at WNHS
Feb. 2 at Bishop Snyder 6/7:30
Feb. 4 PROVIDENCE 67:30
Feb. 5 UNIVERSITY CHRIST 67:30
Feb. 9, 12-13 Disrict at Raines
' District
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
Nov. 23 at Yulee* 6:00 (V)
Nov 30 at Raines' 6/7:30
Dec. 1 BISHOP SNYDER 6/7:30
Dec. 4 at St. Johns Co. Day 6:00 (V)
Dec. 8 HILLIARD 67:30
Dec. 10 at Ribault' 6/7:30


Dec. 15 BOLLES'
Dec. 18 ST JOHNS CO. DAY
Jan. 7 at Bishop Snyder
Jan. 8 at Episcopal'
Jan. 12 at Hilllard
Jan. 14 YULEE
Jan. 19 at West Nassau
Jan. 21 at Bolles
Jan. 25 at Trinity
Jan. 26 BAKER COUNTY
Feb. 3-6 District 3-3A at Ribault
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FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Soccer
Nov. 23 WEST NASSAU 6:00
Nov. 24 at Nease 6:00
Dec. 4-5 Timberwolf Classic, Tallahassee
Dec. 8 at Bolles 7:00
Dec. 10 UNIVERSITY CHRIST 7:00
Dec. 14 at West Nassau 5:30
Dec. 15 NEASE .6:00
Dec. 17 at Yulee 6:00
Jan. 4 EAGLE'S VIEW 5:30
Jan. 13 STANTON 6:00
Jan. 15 at Bishop Kenny 6:00
Jan. 20-23 District 3-3A at Bolles
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Nov. 21 North Florida Duals, Snyder 8am
Dec. 2 FLETCHER ' 6:00
Dec. 4-5 Terry Parker tourney TBA
Dec. 9 BISHOP KENNY 3:00
Dec. 11-12 St. Joseph tournament 3:00
Dec. 16 Nassau County at Yulee 5:00
Jan. 8-9 Rotary tourney at Clay 3:00
Jan. 15-16 Suwannee,Duals 3:00
Jan. 22-23 Five Star tourney, Raines 3:00
Feb. 6 District 3-1A
Feb. 12-13 Region 1-1Aat Clay
Feb. 19-20 State at Lakeland


YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Soccer
Nov 21 County at FBMS


9:30am


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Bowling
Dec. 3 Yulee at Strikers 5:00
Dec. 8 West Nassau at Strikers 5:00
Dec. 14 Hilliard at Strikers 5:00


Nov. 21
Nov. 23
Dec. 1
Dec. 3
Dec. 4
Dec. 7
Dec. 8
Dec. 10
Dec. 14
Dec. 17
Dec. 18
Jan. 5
Jan. 7
Jan. 11
Jan. 13
Jan 14
Jan. 19
Jan. 21
Jan. 26


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
at St. Joe's
FERNANDINA BEACH
at Raines
CREEKSIDE
BAKER
BRADFORD
BOLLES
at Bishop Snyder
PONTE VEDRA
vs. West Nassau, WNHS
vs. Baldwin, WNHS
at Bolles
WEST NASSAU
at Bradford
at Ponte Vedra
at Fernandina Beach
at Episcopal
at West Nassau
at Hilliard


Jan. 28 at Baker 6:00
Jan. 29 HILLIARP 6.00
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Soccer
Nov. 30 at West Nassau 7:30
Dec. 1- RIBAULT 530
Dec. 2 ST. AUGUSTINE 6:00
Dec. 9 at St. Joe's 5:30
Dec. 11 EAGLE'S VIEW 530
Dec. 14 at St. Augustlne6:00
Dec. 17 FERNANDINABEACH 530
Jan. 2 at Mandarin Christian 1:00
Jan. 7 at Trinity Christian 5:30
Jan. 8 WEST NASSAU 530
Jan. 15 .at Keystone 530
Jan. 20 District at Episcopal TBA
SDistrict
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Boys Soccer
Nov. 30 at West Nassau 5:30
Dec. 2 at Ribault 5:00
Dec. 3 FERNANDINA BEACH 720
Dec. 7 at Clay 730
Dec. 9 RIBAULT 5:30
Dec. 11 at Forrest 5:30
Dec. 14 at Lee 530
Dec. 16 ST AUGUSTINE 7.00
Dec. 18 MANDARIN CHRISTIAN 7.00
Jan, 2 at Mandarin Christian 3:00
Jan. 7 at Trinity Christian 7:20
Jan. 8 WEST NASSAU (seniors) 7:30
Jan. 15 at Keystone 7:30
Jan. 19 LEE 5:30
Jan. 21 CLAY 7:30
Jan. 22 FORREST 5:30
Jan. 25-29 District at Bolles
* District
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Boys Soccer
Dec, 2 ST. AUGUSTINE 5:30
Dec, 3 FERNANDINA BEACH 5:30
Dec. 7 at Clay 5:30
Dec. 14 at St. Augustine 5:30
Dec. 16 ST. AUGUSTINE 5:30
Jan. 21 at Clay 5:30
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Soccer
Nov. 21 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
Dec. 3 HILLIARD 5/6:30
Dec. 10 CALLAHAN 6:30/7:45
Dec. 15 at Yulee 2/3:45
Dec. 17 at Hilliard 56:30
Jan. 7 at Callahan 6:30/7:45
Jan. 12 YULEE. 203:45
Jan. 19 B team county tournament
Jan. 26 A team county tournament
YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
Nov 24 at Hilliard 5/6:30
Dec. 1 FERNANDINA 5:308:45
Dec. 3 CALLAHAN 6:45/8
Dec. 7 at Callahan 6:45/8:00
Dec. 8 HILLIARD 5/6:30
Dec. 18-20 St. Johns Country Day tourney
Jan. 12 atFernandlna 2/3:45
Jan, 26 County at Callahan


SPORTS SHORTS


2009-10 SCHEDULES


SurfcontestSunday
The First Coast District of the Eastern
Surfing Association will hold its next competi-
tion at 8 a.m. Nov. 22 on the beach near
Slider's restaurant at the corner of Sadler
Road and South Fletcher Avenue. Trophies
and T-shirts for members will be given out.
The contest will be a double-points event to
help surfers attain extra points to help make it
to the regionals in New Symrna in the spring.

Register for soccer
Amelia Island Youth Soccer is registering
players online for the spring season. Visit
www.aiysoccer.com. All new players will have
to mail a copy of their birth certificate to 863
Atlantic View Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034 to complete the registration process.
Call Raquel at 753-0602.

Weekly bike ride
Club 14 Fitness is hosting a weekly
Saturday morning bike ride open to the com-
munity. The ride is designed with B and C
cyclists in mind. Meet at Club 14 Fitness in
the 8 Flags Shopping Center by the movie
theatre every Saturday at 8 a.m. and ride to
Fort Clinch state park (with $2 park entry fee).
Participants have the open of one or two
loops. Helmets required. Call Club 14 Fitness
at 206-4414 orvisit www.clubl4fitness.com.


TurkeyTrot
The 2009 Turkey Trot 5K and;kids one-
mile Fun Run are Nov. 26 at the Amelia Island
Plantation Verandah parking lot. The 5K starts
at 8 a.m. and the kids run begins at 9 a.m.
Pre-registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids,.
Pre-registratibn ends at 1 p.m. 'Nov. 25. All
pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt.
Race day registration is from 7-7:45 a.m.
Registration forms can be found at the Health
& Fitness Center or ameliaislandrunners.com.
Awards will be given to the top three male
and female winners of each age category and
overall winners. Proceeds benefit the Nassau
Humane Society. For information, contact Cori
or the Health & Fitness Center at 277-5193.


Trainnow for 262 with Donna
Y Yoga is starting the walk/run training for
the Run 26.2 with Donna for Breast Cancer in
February. The group will meet regularly Satur-
days at 9:30 a.m. at Main Beach or Peters
Point. Training is free and open to all regard-
less of age, sex or fitness level. The group
walks/runs as 'Team Nirvana."
Call 415-9642 or visit www.eteamz.com/
teamnirvanal for information.

Challenger Bowling
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday of the month from 3-5 p.m.
at the Strikers Family Bowling Center on US
17 in Yulee. Call Melinda Willaford, 261-3136.

Walk rununder the lights
Next week's community run and walk
sponsored by Amelia Island Runners will be
held a day earlier than usual, on Nov. 24,
because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The public is invited to run or walk unlier
the lights at the Fernandina Beach High
School track from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is
free and open to everyone and free water and
Gatorade will be provided. Runners and walk-
ers can participate at their own pace, individu-
ally or with AIR members and friends. The
track is inside the football stadium at 435
Citrona Drive.
The lighted track runs are being offered in P
cooperation with the Nassau County school
system as a service to runners and walkers in
this area. Amelia Island Runners is paying for
electricity use and related costs..
Track runs are planned roughly once a
week, depending on availability. Dates will be
posted on the club's website, www.Amelia
IslandRunners.com.


AIR members will be available to provide
training tips for beginning runners or run at
"race pace" with experienced racers.
Participate with partners or individually. Visit
AIR's website or call 277-8365:

Winterwrestling
USA Wrestling's Fernandina Beach team
for students in grades 6-8 will hold its winter
session November through January. Practices
are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7
p.m. at the auto shop building behind Fernan-
dina Beach Middle School. Participants must
have a USA Wrestling card ($35), otherwise
there are no club fees. Wrestling shoes are
mandatory and head gear and singlet are
optional. To get a USA Wrestling card, visit
www.floridausawrestling.org. For information,
call Randy Middlebrook at (970) 319-8222.

Gobbler shoot Nov.29
Amelia Shotgun Sports will hold tour tour-
naments, shoot either or both, Nov. 29 at
86300 Hot Shot Trail in Yulee. NSCA regis-
tered shoots with 100 targets in the morning
and 100 in the evening shoot. Register from
8-9:55 a.m. for the first tournament. Be on the
course no later than 10 a.m. Scorecards must
be in by noon. Register for the second tourna-
ment from 1-2:30 p.m. Fees for each are $60
for NSCA and hunter, $45 for junior and sub-
juniors and $7 for warm-ups from 8-10 a.m.
Fee includes sausage sandwich breakfast,
lunch and awards. Call 753-4619 or 548-9818
or e-mail clyde@ameliashotgunsports.com.

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


Yogaclasses
* 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, meditation and relaxation classes. Call
277-3fi63 or visit dqr ehealirgceitercQ9m, .'i
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200' Sute4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime-
fitness.com.
* Go Yoga, 708 S. Eighth St., offers inspi-
rational all-levels Baptiste Style Power'Yoga,
workshops, yoga detox and retreats. Call
(904) 335-0539, e-mail info@goyogainc.com
or visit www.goyogainc.com.
* The Learning Community of North Flori-
da, 626 S. Eighth St., offers introductory yoga.
Call (904) 430-0120 or visit www.tlcnf.com.

Zumbaclasses
* Kinderstudios, 1897 Island Walkway. Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
* Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St.
Call 261-DANC.
* A Chance To Dance, 474378 SR200. Call
753-3407 or email buffyactd@gmail.com.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
fitness.com.







FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20.2009 SPORTS News-Leader 15A


PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
Andrew Hammond, left, doubled up on schooling bass while fishing in a small Northeast Florida lake. Sailfishing
can be excellent at the Big Ledge during the fall fishing season and their migration south for the winter. However,
wahoo, like this one landed by Tyler Kennedy, right, are common catches at the Big Ledge during the fall and winter
fishing seasons.



Big Ledge has its share of sailfish


Big news in the fish-
inig world in recent
days includes the
big sailfish bite tak-
ing place off Northeast
Florida at the Big Ledge. The
"Double Trouble" sport fish-
ing boat, captained by John
Hulsey, reported seeing 44
sailfish in their trolling spread
during two days of fishing.
Twenty of the sails were
hooked up and released while
fishing out of St Augustine.
While it makes good sense
if you have a trailer to tow
youSSgust t
launch your boat at the public
boat ramp on A1A close to the
inlet. The Big Ledge is locat-
ed some 50 miles offshore
from St. Augustine and some
70 miles offshore of Amelia
Island. Weather may be a fac-
tor this weekend.
Bass fishing is excellent in
many of the small lakes in
Northeast Florida, where
schooling bass are feeding in
open water on both large


schools of
shiners and
shad. Look
for excellent
action while
casting a
small topwa-
ter plug,
including the
Rebel "Pop-
ON THE R" or a float-
WATER ing Rapala in
te r the silver and
TERRY black color
LACOSS patterns.
Roy
Vecchio
recently launched his kayak
into Texas' Brazo's River
when a small rattlesnake tried
to' climb into his kayak.
Vecchio beat the snake on the
head with his paddle and then
hooked it through the bottom
of the mouth out through the,
top of the head with a 1/4-
ounce rubber skirted bass jig.
The jig/snake combo was
then cast close to a deadfall in
the river Where an eight-


pound bass swallowed the
snake and jig.
Tides this weekend will
find a flood tide arriving at
11:37 a.m. and a low tide at
5:41 p.m. at the entrance of
the Amelia River.
Look for sea trout weigh-
ing to four pounds to take live
mullet fished deep with the
aid of a float or simply free-
lined into a deep hole during
the first of the incoming tide.
Live shrimp fished under a
float is also a deadly tech-
nique for taking sea trout dur-
' .ing the flondhing tide. When
the tide floods, work a Storm
"Chug Bug" topwater plug
over flooded oysterbars and
close to marsh points and
creek mouths.
Redfish and flounder
should be on a good bite dur-
ing the afternoon falling tide
while fishing with a live finger
mullet rigged to a 1/4-ounce
jig. Work the live bait and jig
combo slowly close to oyster-
bars, rocky shorelines and


.the deep sides of boat docks.
Be sure to save a few fish
filets for Thanksgiving Day.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
.photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to bjones@fbnews
leadercpm, mail them to PO.
Box 766, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035, or drop them by the
office at 511 Ash St. in Fern-
andina Beach. Call Beth Jones
at 261-3696.

HOMELESS
ANIMALS...
THEY'RE DYING FOR
A 2ND CHANCE.
ADOPT A COMPANION TODAY.
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OUTDOOR BRIEFS


Hunt NassauWMA
Hunt the Nassau Wildlife
Management Area in Nassau
County during this hunting
season. Nassau WMA is
13,892 acres near Callahan.
Users must have a Nassau
recreational use permit to
hunt on this area. Nassau.
WMA is a still-hunt area
only, but hunters may use
bird dogs during the migra-
tory bird and waterfowl
hunting seasons.
For those willing to pay,
$385, Nassau WMA provides
hunting opportunities during
eight months of the year.
General gun season is
through Jan. 10, 2010; small
game is from Jan. 11
through March 7, 2010;
spring turkey season runs
from March 20 through
April 25, 2010; and trapping
can be done from Jan. 11
through March 1, 2010.
To apply for a permit,
visit MyFWC.com.
Recreational use permits
are designed to provide
more revenue to landowners
in the WMA system. Money
set aside by the FWC to
compensate those landown-
ers for hunting use on their
'lands was not sufficient to
compete with private hunt-
ing leases. Rather than have
WMAs drop out of the sys-
tem, the FWC offers recre-
ational use permits. Fees col-
lected from these permits
supplement the compensa-
tion for private landowners,
keeping their lands open to
public hunting.
Except for hunting, per-
mit holders and their sppus-


es or dependent children
may participate in other
activities on designated
WMAs. Only permit holders
and one dependent child
(under age 16) may hunt. If
spouses or more than one
dependent child (under age
16) wish to hunt, they must
purchase a recreational use
permit. Recreational use per-
mits also include a manage-
ment area permit when hunt-
ing public lands not in the
recreational use program.
Recreational use permits
do not apply to other recre-
ational use program areas.
Once permits are issued,
they can be renewed annual-
ly for two additional years, e
essentially making them a
three-year permit. Permit
.renewals:are mailed May 1.
Eligible applicants have until
May 31 to renew for the next
season. Permits not renewed
by May 31 will be forfeited.
Permits are issued indi-
vidually on a first-come, first-
served basis in June. Submit
an application at www.wild
lifelicense.com or take a
completed worksheet to a
tax collector's office or any,
license agent. Worksheets
are available online at My
FWC.com, at FWC regional
offices and tax collectors'
offices.

Bassmastersmeet
Nassau Bassmasters
meets the third Thursday in
Yulee. Membership is open
to anyone at least 16 years
old. Call Bob Schlag at (912)
729-2282 or Billy Kittrell at
225-0267.


New boating laws in effect Jan. 1


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission and other law
enforcement agencies are
alerting Floridians of new
laws and enhancements to
existing laws that deal with
boating under the influence,
boating safety education,
waterway markers, posses-
sion of gasoline on a vessel
and destruction of coral.
The enhanced penalty for
BUI is the same as it is for
driving under the: influence.
The blood-alcohol level or
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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 20.2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


Freedom rises


Salvaged ship has Fernandina ties


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
Freedom, a 104-foot wooden
Trumpy Mathis built in 1926, may
be stopping at the Fernandina har-
bor marina next week for a brief
visit, on the way to a winter port in
Fort Lauderdale.
Designed by John Trumpy and
built by Mathis Yacht Building of
Camden, NJ., Freedom was origi-
nally built for Aubert Fay of
Boston, and named for the coun-
try's 150th anniversary of the
Declaration of Independence.
The yacht is also the "sister
ship" of the famous presidential
yacht Sequoia, and as it turns out
she has ties to the area through
local resident Perry Laspina,
xwho-e brother-.waa briefly an
owner of the boat.
According to Laspina, in her


illustrious 83 years Freedom has
been about as low as a wooden
boat can get, but a recent five-year,
$6 million restoration has brought
her back to peak form.
Laspina's connection to the
boat began with his friendship
with Ashley Howes, who owned
the boat from 1981 until his death
in 2001.


Laspina says he and his broth-
er, Martin Zidtowecki, met Howes
through a mutual friend in 1979.
At that time the boat was named
Sunset, a name that Jessie May
Woolworth Donahue, daughter of
EW. Woolworth, had given the
boat in 1933. The yacht went
through several wealthy owners
before Howes bought it in 1981.


The 104-foot Trumpy Mathis
Freedom shortly after launch-
ing in 1926, top right, and
undergoing a complete
restoration at the International
Yacht Restoration School in
Newport, R.I., above and top
left. The restoration took five
years and cost $6.5 million.
The interior of the yaght has
been meticulously restored to
its former beauty, above left.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALISON LANGLEY

In the early 1980s, Laspina
says, Howe leased Freedom to a
man who ended up using the boat
to smuggle 300 Cuban refugees
and $250,000 in cash out of Cuba.
The U.S. Coast Guard impounded
the yacht-in Key West, and it
SHIP Continued on 6B


Santa, annual PJ party set for Thanksgiving weekend


Kick off the holiday shopping
season in downtown Fernandina
Beach during the Thanksgiving
weekend.
The popular Pajama Party Sale
& Contest, held annually on the
Friday after Thanksgiving, will
begin at 8 a.m. on Nov. 27.
Shoppers are encouraged to dress
in their favorite pajamas, fuzzy
slippers and other assorted sleep-
wear and stroll along Centre
Street and throughout downtown
Fernandina Beach, exploring the
eclectic shops, local attractions
and eateries.


Pajama-clad shoppers will
enjoy deals and discounts, along
with fresh juice, coffee and pas-
tries to fuel their shopping spirit.
Shoppers who wish to be eligible
for "Best Dressed Individual
.Shopper in Pajamas" and "Best
Dressed Shopping Group in
Pajamas" must wear their pajamas
and have a free photo taken at the
judges' booth in the 100 block of
Centre Street. Free contest photo
registration ends at 11 a.m., but
most shopping specials will be
available all day.
A full day of entertainment


leads ip to the official city of
Fernandina Beach Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony on Saturday,
Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., at the foot of
Centre Street. Starting at noon,
carolers, choirs, dancers and
singers will entertain visitors
throughout the afternoon with the
sights and sounds of the
Christmas holiday season.
Santa Claus will arrive at 2 p.m.
at the Fernandina Harbor Marina
aboard the Ye Olde Pirate charter
boat and all are invited to welcome
him to town. Santa and Mrs. Claus
will make their way over to the


Train Depot at the foot of Centre
Street to meet and take pictures
with the kids of the community
until 5 p.m. Photos with pets will
also be available.
Entertainment and activities
are hosted by the city of
Fernandina Beach, Historic
Fernandina Business Association
and Shiny Badges Ball, Inc.
For more information contact
Sandy Price at 206-0756 or e-mail
slprice@bellsouth.net.
For information on other sea-
sonal events, see the Holiday
Happenings calendar page 6B.


Cute-sounding

wines can be

dead serious

ROBERT M. WEINTRAUB
For the News-Leader
Wine connoisseurs are usually serious
about wine. So serious that we often get
Looks from people who seem to bethink-
ing "get a life!" I must confess that I often
get so serious about wine that I miss out
on the fun.
Take the current trend of Australian
wine makers to give their wines cute-
sounding names, such as "Kilroy Was
Here," "Duck Duck Goose," "Dark
Chocolate Box" and "Cupcake." Normally I
would dismiss such wines as not being,
serious. Am I wrong! It turns out these
humorously,
& named wines are
INE dead serious.
W N E * I bumped into
a friend at Harris
Teeter where
PA there is a corner
display of
Cupcake wines for $9. She said the chard
was so good it got an 88 rating from Wine
Spectator magazine and a Second Street
Fernandina bistro is selling it for $9 a
glass. As I respect this woman's opinion on
wine I bought a bottle of Cupcake chardon-
nay and, yes, it's as good as you would like
a California chard to be.
Cupcake chard is a complex wine, char-
acterized by aromas of fruit intertwined
with creamy oak, vanilla and a long soft fin-
ish. Cupcake Vineyards is in Monterey
County right on the Pacific Ocean where
cool foggy nights slow the growing
process. This increases the grape's'sugars,
which creates a good balance with the
chardonnay grape's normal acidity.
Cupcake chard is a soft and creamy wine
in the American style, with a touch of
apple, vanilla and spice in the taste. Great
as an aperitif and good with shellfish and
full-flavored fish dishes.
Harris Teeter also has Cupcake's sauvi-
gnon blanc that received a 90-point rating
from both Wine Enthusiast and Patterson's
Tasting Panel. The sb is from New
Zealand; there aren't many quality Kiwi
sauvignon blanc's around for $9.
Cupcake's riesling is also part of the dis-
play; we haven't tried it yet, but it comes '
from Yakima Valley in Washington where
some world-class rieslings have been vint-
ed.
With my interest piqued in cute Ausie
wine, I stopped into Amelia Liquors to
browse their shelves where I found a cou-
ple that normally I would scoff at, but both
turned out to be serious wines worthy of
recommending.
Chocolate Box Dark sounds like a
dessert wine, but it is a serious 100 per-
cent shiraz from a single vineyard owned
by the Rocland Estate in Barossa Valley, a
small family owned winery established in
1999. Wine Enthusiast gave it a 90-point rat-
ing, making this wine well worth the $18
price. It has generous aromas of blackber-
ries, anis6 and espresso. The palate shows
vanillin oak and spice flavors; soft tannins
round off this wine, which has a long fin-
ish. It is ideal with strong-flavored meat
WINE Continued on 2B


ONTHE


GRANT & fHE O& AMELIA
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
the public to its next 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
presentation tonight at 5:30 p.m. This month's
program features local historian Jim Longacre
discussing Grant and Lee
on Amelia Island. Two
great men in American his-
tory, Ulysses S. Grant and
SRobert E. Lee, both spent
time on our island.
Longacre will compare and
Contrast these great men,
discussing what brought them to Amelia Island
and their% ery different reasons for coming.
Admission is free for museum members and $5
for non-members. For information contact Alex at
261-7378, ext. 102.

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The Island Chamber Singers, under the direc-
tion of Jane Lindberg, present their fall concert
tonight at 8 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. at Amelia
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road.
The concert, "Music of a Kingly Nature" fea-
tures the Coronation Anthems of Handel and the
Coronation Mass of Mozart. The choir will be
accompanied by strings, trumpets, timpani and


adults, $5
for stu-
dents and
children 5
and under
are admitted free. Purchase tickets at Gateway
Chamber of Commerce, Welcome Center on
Centre Street, from any Island Chamber Singer or
at the door. Visit www.IslandChamberSingers.
com or call Springer Controls at 225-0575.

BENEFIT
ROC( CONCERT
The Nassau Humane
Society will host "Cat
Scratch Fever," a benefit
rock concert hosted by
the Musicians League
on Nov. 21 from 7-10 p.m.
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center.
Tickets are $10 and on sale at Redbones Dog
Bakery and the Nassau Humane Society Dog
Park. Purchase tickets online at www.nassauhu-
manesociety.com/events. Visit


INNS TOUR
The Amelia Island
Bed and Breakfast
Association Holiday
Cookie Tour begins at
Sp.m. Nov. 21 at any
one of the following
tour locations: ,
Addison on Amelia.
SFairbanks House,
Florida House Inn,
Williams House, Elizabeth Point Lodge and the
Fernandina Beach branch library.
Tickets are $20 and available at the library, any
of the inns, or at the door. Adding to the holiday
spirit, ticket holders can enjoy a horse-drawn car-
riage ride between the library and Addison on
Amelia.
Admire the decorations at each inn, sample a
delicious cookie and take the secret recipe home
with you. Innkeepers at each of the Victorian-era
bed and breakfasts and the 1890's Nantucket-style
lodge on the ocean have decorated for the season
and, along with volunteer docents provided by
the Friends of the Library, are happy to provide
information about their inns.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket and cook-
book sales will be donated to the Friends of the


www.MusiciansLeague.com for information. Library.


Freedom's specs
Designer: John Trumpy Fuel tank: 1;350 gallons
Builder: Mathis Yacht Building, Water: 1,200 gallons
Camden, N.J. Features: Naiad zero speed 4
Year built: 1926 fin stabilizers, two John Deere
Hull material: wood 55 kw generators, Northern
LOA: 104 feet Lights 55 kw generator,
Beam: 20 feet Westmar bow thruster
Draft: 5 feet Amenities: Five double state-
Engines: Twin 526 hp John rooms, crew of four
Deere Owner: Yacht Freedom, LLC


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201 Help Wanted
LOCAL CAR DEALERSHIP - seeks one
qualified Salesperson. Must be self-
mberkoi�t.(grsbha!e,, .hoistttieahd
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$24,500 per annum. Apply 6 North 2nd
Street, Suite 300, Fernandina Beach or
call 261-6408 for application.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT - for Amelia
Island Orthopedic Surgery Office. Part-
time, Wed. & Sat. mornings & Fri.
afternoon. Medical OfficeExp. required.'
Fax resume 904-261-7644
AUTO DETAILER POSITION
Skills & exp in fine auto detailing. Must
have good attitude, references and
transportation. Part-time. $6/hr. Call
904-548-0979, appt.


S 01 Help Wanted
ADVANCED HOMECARE - needs RNs
in Nassau Co. to provide home care.
FT/per visit oppty. Excellent $$. Fax
470-4799 call 470-5000. Tom

ARTISTIC FLORIST POSITIONS:
Floral Designer Positions - open
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Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
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601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE - Fri. 11/20, 9am-4pm
& Sat. 11/21, 9am-lpm. No Early Birds!
977 Chad St., off Jasmine. Boys baby
items: clothes, 'toys, stroller. Ladies
clothes, hh items, small furn., pictures,
knick-knacks, games, & books.
HUGE GARAGE SALE - Fri. & Sat.,
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NEWBALLROOM AT THE RITZ


The Ritz-
Carlton,
Amelia Island
has completed
construction
on a $22 mil-
lion ballroom
expansion,
which brings a
modern aes-
thetic, state-of-
the-art design
and 11,000
square feet of
additional
meeting space
to the proper-
ty, making it
one of the
largest confer-
ence hotels in
the region.
Story, 3A
SUBMITTED


Fernandina is falling own


'We must move forward'

to save post office


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
City commissioners agreed
Tuesday to approve a revised letter of
intent to purchase the historic post-
office on Centre Street It provides for
the city to negotiate an agreement
for sale of the building within three
months.
City Manager Michael Czymbor
told commissioners that conducting
a study of the building's condition
and determining detailed costs of
renovation would be the most prac-
tical next step.
Local attorney Arthur "Buddy"
Jacobs, who has been negotiating
with the U.S. Postal Service on behalf
of the city, said the revised letter
deleted a reference to the post office
continuing to use a specified 4,100.
square feet after the city buys the
building, though it retains a 100-year
lease for that purpose.
'The (revised) letter of intent does
not require the post office to go to the
postal service," Jacobs said at the


meeting. "These are details to be
worked out later ... this is not a con-
tract of sale."
Commissioners approved an orig-
'inal non-binding letter of intent in
April, but the postal service balked at
specifics.
Residents who support and are
leery of the city's acquisition of the
building spoke pas- -
sionately of their
concerns at the 'How cou
meeting.
'There's been building b
a lot of debate deteriorate
lately," said down-
town resident SUANNET
Chuck Hall. HISTORIC DII
"What are we
going to do with
the post office if we get it? ... I say we
go ahead and do our best to get the
building, then figure out what to do.
with it"
Donna Paz Kaufman of Friends
of the Library - which sponsored a
POST Continued on 3A


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holding up log cabin


Id
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ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader
City Building Official Bob Sasser
has determined .that the log cabin on
South 11th Street, long used by the
local American Legion, should be
demolished.
The city-owned building, con-
- structed of logs
that it was said
a historic were donated by
Rayonier, is
allowed to "slowly implod-
this point?' ing," Sasser told
city commission-
M. CHAIR ers Tuesday. A
ICT COUNCIL combination of
failures, Sasser
said, including
termites in every log, means the his-
toric building cannot be saved.
While nobody contacted could
pinpoint the building's exact age, it
was estimated it has been used by
American Legion Post 54 since about
1940. The post dedicated a new build-
ing on South Third Street on Veterans


Day.
An inspection revealed that the
log cabin's roof is "saddlebacking"
because of internal joist or support
failures,'the main supporting log has
moved six inches, and a wall is
pulling away from the chimney.
Sasser said thelogs that comprise
the building were most likely not
treated for wood-destroying organ-
isms, and the tenants repaired the
building with expanding foam. "The
termites have had a fieldday," Sasser
said.
Asked if the building could be
moved, Sasser said, "I can't see the
building even being jacked up. It
wouldn't even get off the lot."
George Jernigan of the
Fernandina Pirates Club -'which at
one time expressed interest in the
building - said he was disappointed
the building was not usable.
"We had dreams but its not going
to happen," Jernigan said. "The logs
were donated by Rayonier and lasted
LOG Continued on 3A


Pick a card- any cardwill do


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
Jerus Spry can perform minor
miracles. From unraveling hopeless
knots to transforming a playing card
from one suit to another - while it's
in someone else's hand - the 30-
year-old Fernandina Beach resident
earns his keep by making the
impossible possible.
Spry has been a professional
magician, off and on, since child-
hood. He first took the stage at the
age of 12 in his native Thailand.
"My grandpa was in the Rotary
Club, and I used to go to meetings
with him," Spry said. "... This gentle-
man was a professional magician,
and he did a show for the other club
members one year and I happened
to see it. Every month when I went
to the meeting, I would bug him.
Finally, he showed me a card trick
that was pretty tough for beginners,
and I had it down in about an hour.
He said, 'You'know whar? I yo.u real-
ly like this stuff, why don't you come
to my house next weekend and I'll
show you some stuff.'"
The magician was impressed
with Spry's aptitude, and decided to
incorporate the youth into his act.
"His act was normally about a 10-
to 15-minute act," Spry recalled. "He
incorporated me as an opener. He
picked a trick for me to do. ... I
would come out for,about three or
four minutes and get things going.
"I was doing that up until I was
about 14. It was real work for me,"
he added. "It was four or five hours


RYAN SMITH/NEWS-LEADER
Jerus Spry performs an illusion for Carolina Trujillo of Tampa and Fernando Alvarez of Fort Lauder-
dale at Amelia Island Coffee and Ice Cream. Spry began performing professionally at age 12 in his
native Thailand.


of practicing every day for two or
three months before I even got on
stage. That's how I learned profes-
sionalism, being on time, what to do
when things go wrong."
In 1995, Spry's family moved to
Jacksonville.


"I lost contact with magic when I
came to America," he said. "But to
me, magic never left me. Like every
boy and girl, I went through a magic
phase and a soccer phase. I'm just
one of those who never got out of
the magic phase."


Still, it took about a year before
the bug bit him again.
"One day when I was about 16, my
aunt showed me in the paper a guy
who was offering a magic class. I
MAGIC Continued on 3A


Wreck



snarls



routines
JASON YURGARTIS
News-Leader
Traffic was snarled and about 6,300
FPU customers on the north end of
Amelia Island experienced an extend-
ed power outage Thursday morning
after a car hit a power pole on South
Eighth Street.
Power was out for most residents
and businesses north of Sadler Road.
Bleary-eyed residents stumbled out
of their homes looking for coffee,
which they found on Sadler at the
Flash Foods, Hall's Beach Store, Kof6
Haus and Starbuck's, where the line
wound out the door.,There were no
breakfast sandwiches to be had at
McDonald's on Eighth Street, but
Krystal's on Sadler was jam-packed
with customers.
South of Sadler, on 14th Street,
Amelia Island Parkway and A1A, traf-
fic backed up for miles as workers
tried to get onto the island for their
jobs. Eighth Street was closed at the
Parkway, forcing a detour and causing
traffic delays beyond the Wal-Mart
Supercenter in Yulee.
Power was restored about 9:30
a.m., more than eight hours after the
outage, and traffic began to ease as
the road was opened about that time.
Peter William Dwinnell Jr., 29, of
Yulee was charged with DUI after his
vehicle swerved off the road and hit a
power pole in front of Sonny's Bar-B-
Q just after 1 a.m., Nassau County
Sheriff's Office Public Information
Officer Angela Spears said. Spears
could not confirm that the broken pole
also hit a tractor-trailer on Eighth
POWER Continued on 3A




Lenders



court



resort
MICHAEL PARNELL
News-Leader
A federal judge approved Thursday
a temporary financing scheme to keep
Amelia Island Plantation running while
its future is decided in court. That
means the company would make pay-
roll today and begin to pay bills for
new services.
The judge approved a short-term
financing plan that includes local
investors who live on the Plantation
and Prudential Financial Services Inc.,
which has $29 million worth of mort-
gages on Plantation property.
Prudential would be debtor-in-posses-
sion and put up the money needed to
operate the resort while a reorganiza-
tion plan is finalized and then imple-
mented.
Chief Judge Paul M. Glenn of U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the Middle
District of Florida heard testimony this
week from the various parties, includ-
ing a session Thursday.
. Amelia Island Plantation Vice
President Richard Goldman said both
plans before the judge would keep the
resort operating by providing $3-5 mil-
lion in short-term financing. "Based
on very conservative projections, $5
million gets us at least to the end of
(2010)," Goldman said.
In any event, the company will be
back in court in 60 days. The judge
then would begin consideration of
which long-term plan of reorganiza-
tion to accept.
That could be a plan put forward by
Prudential, or one offered by Red
Maple, which was formed by 22
Plantation residents that committed
more than $20 million to assure the
resort's future, a combination of their
plans or a plan offered by another party.
MetLife, for example, another finan-
cial services company, has expressed
interest in purchasing some of the
RESORT Continued on 4A


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FRIDAY, November 20.2009 NEWS News-Leader


Schoolteacher


pleads not guilty


JASON YURGARTIS
News-Leader
A Fernandina Beach High
School teacher accused of hav-
ing a sexual relationship with a
17-year-old female student has
pleaded not guilty via a docu-
ment filed by his attorney Nov.
13.
Attorney Thomas E Walker
of J. Scott Nooney and Associ-
ates in Jacksonville filed the plea
of not guilty and waiver of defen-
dant's appearance on behalf of
Stephen Brian Turner, 43, a
journalism teacher and year-
book advisor at FBHS.
Turner is accused of unlaw-
ful sexual activity with a minor,
child abuse, contributing to the
delinquency of a minor, provid-
ing alcohol to a person under
21 years of age and sale, distri-
bution or showing of obscene
material to minors.
A trial date has not been set,
but a pre-trial hearing is sched-
uled for Dec. 3. Assistant State
Attorney Wesley White, director
of the Nassau County State
Attorney's Office, said he was-
n't sure who would prosecute
the case on behalf of the state,
but it's likely to be him or
Assistant State Attorney Doug
Dorsey, or both.
'This is a high-profile case,"
White said. "It willget the atten-
tion of the director and division
chief."
Turner allegedly was invol-
ved in a relationship with the
victim for the past two years,
and that relationship turned sex-
ual more than a year ago,
according to the Nassau County


I - Sheriff's
SOffice.
During that
Time, Turner
Bought the
victim a cell
'" phone, jewel-
ry and was in
the process of
Turner buying her a
-- - ring, police
said.
Turner was arrested at his
parents' Jacksonville home Oct.
29, after police executed arrest
and search warrants at his
Amelia Island home, but found
it cleaned out He is currently
being held at the Nassau
County Jail.
The original charges con-
cerned activities that allegedly
took place at Turner's condo-
minium home on First Coast
Highway, which is in the coun-
ty's jurisdiction. New charges
were filed earlier this month for
crimes that "reportedly occur-
red within the jurisdiction of
Fernandina Beach," city police
said.
"As far as we know, (the
alleged crimes) didn't happen
at (Fernandina Beach High
School)," Police Capt. David
Bishop said. However, he would
not comment specifically as to
where the alleged crimes took
place, saying only that they hap-
pened within city jurisdiction.
The new charges carry an
additional bond amount of
$450,006..
Turner was suspended with-
out pay by the Nassau County
School District after the allega-
tions surfaced.


County sues critic; court says no


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
The Nassau County Fourth
Circuit Court has denied an
attempt by the county to col-
lect attorney's fees related to
last year's lawsuit attempting
to halt a planned unit develop-
ment in the Marsh Lakes com-
munity.
The suit, filed by Marsh
Lakes resident Robert Wein-
traub, was dismissed in
December by Judge Brian J.
Davis for lack of subject matter
jurisdiction.
On Dec. 31, the county filed
suit seeking almost $30,000 in
attorney's fees from Weintraub.
Marsh Lakes Investors, LLC,
and ABC Liquors, Inc. -which
built a store in the PUD
Weintraub sought to halt - also
joined the county's suit, bring-
ing the total sought from
Weintraub to about $50,000.
Court paperwork filed by
County Attorney David A.
Hallman claimed Weintraub
had filed suit "to harass, cause
delay and expense as retalia-
tion against the county issuing
site plan approvals for the
development of properties of
which development had been
approved decades ago by the
county."


Weintraub Boyle


However, Weintraub's attor-
ney, Deborah Andrews, argued
that the county's countersuit
was a "SLAPP action" - a
"strategic lawsuit against pub-
lic participation," or legal action
filed as retaliation for the orig-
inal lawsuit
"The Defendants seek to
punish Mr. Weintraub for exer-
cising his First Amendment
right to free speech and con-
stitutional right of access to
courts, and seeks to deter him
from taking action in the future,
so that there is no effective
oversight of government,"
Andrews wrote in a Sept. 30
response to Hallman's filing.
"There was really no basis
for the suit," Weintraub said.
'They were just trying to intim-
idate me. I ran up $4,000 just
defending myself, and that's
part of their strategy to keep
people from filing suit against


the county in the future - but it
won't work."
County Commissioner
Mike Boyle, however, said
retaliation had nothing to do
with the county's decision to
seek fees.
"It ws not meant to be retal-
iatory at all," he said. "In my
mind - and I'm only one of the
five - the purpose that I saw
was to serve notice to the gen-
eral public, not just Mr.
Weintraub, that suits against
the county should have a
strong and reasonable founda-
tion. I don't believe that one
did.
"The fact was, that every-
body that bought in Marsh
Lakes, in the covenant they
signed when they purchased
their home, was aware that (a
commercial center could be
built) at any time. To me it's
frivolous to say you don't know
or you forgot"
Part of the county's ration-
ale for seeking attorney's fees
was that Weintraub knew his
suit would fail. In his Oct. 23
ruling, however, Davis held


that reasonable people could
disagree on the application of
the statutes in question.
Therefore, Davis wrote,
Weintraub's original suit was
not frivolous.
But neither, Boyle insisted,
was the county's decision to
seek compensation.
"The reality is, that's tax-
payer money, and we have an
obligation to try and protect
taxpayer money," he said. "... I
think we have an obligation to
the rest of the citizens. If not,
we could be having these suits
every other week."
However, Weintraub is
involved in another suit against
the county, this one over the
county's attempt to change zon-
ing on Crane Island from con-
servation to residential. He said
he wouldn't stop taking legal
action against the government
if he feels it is warranted.
'They were just firing a
warning shot across my bow,"
he said. "But if the county con-
tinues to violate the law and I
could get public support, I
would sue the county again."


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* 86350 Calloway Dr 36BR II
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* 5142 Barbara's Place, 3BR/2BA,
$950/mo. Avail Dec. 1st
* 35 Teal Court (Townhome in
Marsh Lakes), 3BR/2.5BA, 2 chr
garage, $1295/mo. Avail Dec. 1st


601 Garage Sales I 602 Articles for Sale 6 s Building Materials


SUPER GARAGE SALE - Johnson
Bros. dishes, cherry makeup vanity,
rocking chairs, bedspreads, linens,
quilts, household, Hummels, old dolls.
Sat. 11/21, 8am-2pm. 108 Ocean
Ridge Dr., Ocean Ridge Subdivision.
ANTIQUE FURNITURE, JEWELRY,
silver, crockery, project pieces. Coins &
collectibles. Fri. & Sat., 8am-2pm.'
1704 Broome St. All items good
quality and best offer.
FRI. 11/20 & SAT. 11/21 - 9am-
1pm. Sale at corner of 7th & Centre
(near Eileen's Art & Antiques Store).
All proceeds benefit rescuing animals in
Nassau.

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YARD SALE - Fri. 11/20 & Sat. 11/21.
774 Adams Rd., by Pizza Hut. Starts
7:30am.
CAT ANGELS THRIFT STORE - 1/2
price sale on most items. Furniture &
electronics reduced. Mon-Sat., 11am-
5pm. 709 S. 8th St.
3-FAMILY YARD SALE - Fri. 11/20 &
Sat, 11/21. Yulee, off Radio on
Brooke. Look for signs. Lots of
furniture & good stuff.
GARAGE SALE - Sat. 11/21, 8am-
12pm. 96327 Abaco Island Dr., Nassau
Lakes. Household items, furniture, &
sporting goods.
GARAGE SALE - 130 N. 19th St. Fri.
& Sat., 8am-2pm. Dining & bedroom
suits, leather couch, lots of goodies.
Most items inside. (904)753-3164
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE - at
Lisa's house, 2106 Jekyll Ct., across
from the YMCA. Sat., Nov. 21, 8am-?
Toys, clothes, fish tank, curio cabinet,
much more..


1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
W! Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700
Property Management
Dorothy Trent (904)277-0907 Larry Coleman
Surfside Properties, Inc. Realtor' www.ameliasurfside.com Realtor'
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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT RENTALS
ON ISLAND ON ISLAND, Cont


* 2618 Delorean, 3BR 28A. ,.8
screened back porch. 2 c.ar
garage Asi31 Dec 1 $1100 mo
* 536-A N. Fletcher. 2BR 2BA
2 ctlocks trom iera.:n $O15 mrr
* 536.B N. Fletcher, 2AR 286- 2
blocks rorm beach, $850/rmo
* 531 S. 8th Street, upstairs apt.
2BR/1 BA $550/mo.


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SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - ON ISLAND
S95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio
and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fireplace in
living room. $1595
S4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Side South) - 3BR/2BA Located in presti-
gious gated community where amenities include a community swim-
ming pool and easy access to the beach, Ritz Carlton and Golf Club of
Amelia just across the street. $1795
* 1933 Sycamore Lane 3BR/2BA - This home is charming country liv-
ing at its best. Located in Shady Point Plantation on three acres of land
with beautiful tires 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
* 829 Mary St - 3BR/3BA1 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
* 4941 Windward Place (Windward Cove)- 3BR/2BA on South end of
the island, close to the beach. Open family room with huilt-ins and
wood laminate flooring throughout. Large master bath with garden
tub. Two car garage and fenced in back yard. $1395
* 1930 Highland Drive- 3BR/2BA Custom built home in great neigh.
borhood. Fireplace in family room, open kitchen, breakfast bar, and
built in bench seating. Screened porch and large fenced backyard.
Two car garage. $1395
* 1542 Liia Avenue - 2BR/2BA Fully furnished home on the North rend
of'Amelia Island. Stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan, ceiling
fans, tile floors. Two car garage. $1450
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - OFF ISLAND
* 87073 Raddin Road, Yulee - 3BR/2BA Modular home with large par-
tially fenced yard. Interior features fireplace, washei/dryer, island bar,
bonus room. $995
CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
* 966 Chad Street - 3BR/2BA Townhome close to schools, shopping.
Bright open floor plan with loft area. Vaulted great room, sepnarte din-
ing. $975
* 2040 Village Lane- 3BR/2BA Centrally located townhouse on cul-de-
sac, close to schools and shopping. Features gas fireplace, 2 car garage,
washer/dryer, and enclosed sunroom. $1250


IITH ST, 2 homes under construc-
tion, affordable, on Island 3 bedroom
2 bath $149,900. MLS #50109.


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CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS can't
* 1833 Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park)- 2BR/2BA Newly con-
structed, never been occupied. Centrally located on Amelia island.
Ceramic tile, granite countertops, WiD hookups. Separate tub and
shower in master. Close to schools and shopping. $1225
* 1841 Perimeter Park, Road (Amelia Park)- 3BR/2BA Centrally
located on Amelia Island. Ceramic tile. stainless steel appliances, gmn
ite countertops, washer and dryer. Close to schools and shopping $1350
* 3165 South Fletcher Unit 12 (Sea Castle) - 3BR/2.5 Condo with
community pool at rear of condo $1125
* 95046 Springtide Lane - 3B1R/4BA. This is a beautiful town]i home
located in a gated cnmuii iity off' AA off of the Inteicoastal aterway
Rent includes watei, garbage, sewer and lawn service. $2,475
* 285'0 South Fletcher - 3BIR/1BA beautiful ocean views upstairs.
$1095 Downstairs oceanfiont 2 1B/1 BA w/honus room, fenced front
and real- yard. $1395
* 31135 Paradise Commons #621 (Amelia Lakes) - 2BR/ 2BA
Upstairs unit in gated community.Wood burning fireplace in 'living
room, walk-in closets, screened balcony overlooking pond $925
* 2700 Mizell 40111- 311R/21BA in Amelia Woods. Fully furnished unit
overlooking conunlnity pool and I('nnis court. 3 month lease minii-
niumt. $1095
* 2811 Atlantic Ave Unit 201 (Fernandina Cay) - :3BR/31IA
Beautiful, fully furnished with great ocean views. Private elevator
Ietrance into tiled foyci. Nice upgiides llhougloutl including clown
molding, Corian countertops, icessed lighting, double oven in large
kitchen and plenty of storage. Walk across tile street to beach alnd Main
Beach lark. $1895
* 1320 Martin Luther KingJr. Street - 2BR/2BA on the corner of 14th
Street. Partially furniished duplex includes washed and dryci. Garage
conveltedt into all office and separate storage room. Open patio and
screened porch. Fenced in backyard. $950
* 3200 Fletcher Ave Unit D-1 (Ocean Dunes) - 2BR/2BA Nicely fur-
nished ground floor unit. Ocean front patio with beautiful ocean views,
steps fioni the beach. Located across fill the Surf Restauiant.
Community pool. $1395
* 4743 St. Marc Court (The Colony)- 2BR/2BA Townbhon on South
end of Amelia Island. Fireplace in living room, laige 2 Car gatige with
W/D hookups. Community pool and tennis courts. Located off A1A
near shopping and beach access. $950


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Our deadline for classified line
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27th edition will be Tuesday,
November 24th at 5pm.
WHITEWASH 5-PC. QUEEN BED-
ROOM SET - $450/080. Call (904)
415-4167.
'TIS THE SEASON - Decorations for
Thanksgiving, Christmas - indoors &
out. Call for appt. (904)310-6155.
Drastically Reduced Cosmetic Sale
- Open House 11/14, 21 & 28, 12-4pm
or call for personal appt. 87188 Raddin
Rd., Chester area. (904)225-7500
LITTLE TYKES SPIRAL BOUNCER -
New in box, inflatable bouncer w/slide.
Retails for $500, asking $250/OBO.
(904)491-3520

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

611 Home Furnishings

2 PC. SECT. SOFA - Rattan accents -
1 sect, is queen sleeper - good cond.,
$100. Twin matt, box and frame - exc.
cond., some bedding, $95. Asst. coffee
and end tables. tall (904)432-8060.
FURNITURE - Moving-must sell. Wood
furniture, dark cherry, good condition.
(2) Ent. ctrs., highboy, 36" dia. table &
4 chairs, 54" rear projection TV, patio
furn. Appt. only, 556-9528.

614 Jewelry/Watches
DIAMOND EARRINGS - Crawford
Jewelers, 1472 Sadler Rd. (904)277-
4910


METAL ROOFING TAX CREDIT - 40
yr warranty. Birect from manufacturer.
30 colors in stock. Quick turn around.
Delivery available. Gulf Coast Supply &
Manufacturing. (888)393-0335.
www.GulfCoastSupplv.com. ANF

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EQUIPMENT FOR SCRAP - CASH
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SW/D Connections
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* Private Patios
- Sparkling Pool
* Tennis Courts
* Exercise Room.
, Close to sllptpiing
* 20 minutes to Jacksonville
or Fernandina.
City Apartments with Country Charm!
(904) 845-2922
ats 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, Florida
Eastwoo aks Mon.-Fri. 8:3-5:30
Apartments Sat. /Sun. by Appi.


1&2 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $630-$750
Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pm
1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
(904) 277-2103
EOUAHOUSG This inslilution is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer.


Yulee Villas

1,2&3 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $585-$705
Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
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(904) 225-5810 -
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805 Beaches
OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.

807 Condominiums
OCEANFRONT 3BR/3BA CONDO -
Furnished. Make offer. (814)937-2565
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


2005 4BR/2BA - on 1 acre. Must sell
due to foreclosure. Low down, Of Island/YUle
$750/mo. Call (904)589-9585. )8 Off Isl


FORECLOSED! - New manufactured
homes on land. Ready to move in 3, 4
& 5 bedroom homes w/low down.
$750/mo. (904)589-9585

804 Amelia Island Homes
OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009
Time: 12:00 - 3:00
2867 Park Square Place East
Amelia Coastal Realty
(904)261-2770
CHARMING DOWNTOWN COTTAGE
- Energy Star Hurrrcane Resistant Pre-
const., $175K. (904)556-1905
1711 PARK AVE. - Amelia Park.
2115sf, 3BR/2BA, pool, privacy fence,
2-car garage. $425,000. Call for more
details (904)583-3732.
UNWRAP THE HOME
you've always wanted!
Oceanfront Log Cabin - $899,000
2,389 sf home in Yulee - $189,900
Condo by the beach - $155,000
Charming Cottage - $130,000
Egans Bluff III 2159 sf - $294,000
Amelia CoaStal Realty
(904)26 -2770
ask for Santa!


3BR/2.5BA ENERGY EFFICIENT
HOME - Granite countertops,
hardwood floors, ceramic.tile, spa tub,
2-car garage. In gated community.
$329,900. Call (904)491-4383 or
(904)237-7324.
2BR/2BA SINGLE WIDE - on 1
fenced acre. New roof, completely
remodeled, 3 yr. old AC & heat.
$55K/OBO. Call (904)504-7674.

809 Lots
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION LOTS
* Lot 29 - Beachwood Rd. near tennis
center & beach club, great location,
$335,000.
* Lots 13 & 14 - Sound Point, deep
water, best deal on Plantation,
$795,000.
* Lot 101 - Belted Kingfisher, wooded
patio lot, very private, $248,000.
Call (904)545-3017 for more details.
LOT FOR SALE - #10 Blackrock Rd.
.55 acre, cleared, filled, well drilled,
between Pirates Wood entrances.
$59,000. (912)506-1035
3/4 ACRE - w/septic tank & light pole
on Pirates Bluff Rd. off Blackrock Rd.
$50,000. (904)583-3522

810 Farms & Acreage
HUGE SAVINGS - 20 Ac only $72,900.
Wooded:in Coastal GA. Excellent Week-
end retreat/Awsome hunting/ Subdi-
vision potential. Only 3.5 miles from
Wal-Mart. Owner Financing Available.
Call Owner Now! (912)674-2700


LAND BARGAIN - 21+ ac $89,900.
Beautifully wooded acreage close to
FL/GA border. Enjoy end of road
privacy. Perfect for weekend getaway/
cabin in woods/horse farm. Possible
subdivide. Exc. fin. Owner (912)674-
0320, www.GAforest.com ANF
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Florida homes. Auction 12/5. REDC /
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No. CQ1031187. ANF
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AC Brooks Co. Georgia Land Auctions
11/27, 10am. Home, land & farm. Exc.
investment potential. (800)711-9175
www.CertifiedEstateAuctions.com. ANF





851 Roommate Wanted
RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATE WANT-
ED - Large house to share in Nassau-
ville. $400/mo., includes utilities. Call
904-583-0492.
UF OR SFC STUDENT - who is looking
for 1BR/1BA in 2/2 apt in NW Gaines-
ville in Spring. Prefer female student to
share w/local student. 5 mins to SFC,
15 mins to UF. (904)277-6951.



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852 Mobile Homes

3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - in
Blackrock Rd. area. $700/mo. + $400
sec. dep. (904)753-1691
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - Available
12/1. $600/mo. + $600 deposit. Call
(904)583-2576, leave message & I will
return your call.
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - on one
acre. $850/mo. + $800 deposit. (904)
753-2155
2BR/2BA - Beautiful new decor. $500-
$675/mo. Includes water, lawn.
Possible RTO. (904)315-1757 or 613-
8401
3/2 DWMH - off Radio Rd. Fenced
backyard. Some pets OK. $825/mo. +
deposit. (904)206-3423
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME -
3BR/2BA on 1 acre. Great location.
$850/mo. + dep. Call (904)321-7454.
2/1 MOBILE HOME - Chester Rd.
$625/mo. + deposit. (904)206-3423
On Island - 2/1 SWMH In park
starting $165 wk/$660 mo. + dep.
Utilities available. Also, At Beach -
effic, apt., $145 wk incl utils/cable.
261-5034

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on Thursday, November 26th.
Our deadline for classified line
ads for the Friday, November
27th edition will be Tuesday,
November 24th at 5pm.

STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
BLACKROCK AREA - 2BR/1BA in
small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lawn service provid-
ed. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-6486

854 Rooms

ROOM.FOR RENT - for single. 5 min-
utes from beach. Private bath, private
entrance. $100/wk. + $200 dep. Call
10am'-6pm, (904)624-5084 anytime.


855 Apartments
Furnished

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
At Beach - Remodeled effic $145 wk,
inc utils/cable. Also On Island -
2&3BR SWMH in park starting $165
wk/$660 mo + dep. 261-5034
ACROSS FROM OCEAN - 57 S.
Fletcher Ave. 2BR/2BA completely
furnished. Washer/dryer, d/w, disposal,
TV, ceiling fans. $875/mo. + utilities.
Deposit $875. Call (904)277-7622 to
schedule walk th-ough.
OCEANVIEW BEAUTIFUL APT
FOR RENT
Beautiful ocean views. Furnished. 2BR,
Spacious, all Brand-new appliances,
Hardwood floors. $750/month. (904)
277-3050.
631 TARPON AVE. - Fernandina
Shores. 2/2, furnished, pool, tennis
courts, clubhouse, steps to the beach.
$895. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)
277-0006


856 Apartments
Unfurnished

DUPLEX - Side A. 3BR/2BA, pool,
ocean view. $1200/mo. (904)753-0256

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Call Jody (904)583-9597. "
2BR/1BA DUPLEX APT. - Historic
district, Irg. screened deck. Pet okay.
$650/mo. + utilities. 335-0335 or
556-6853


856 Apartments
Unfurnished

Affordable Living - for eligible low-
income persons/families. 1 & 2
bedrooms. Rent based on income.
Apply at Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona
Dr., Fernandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible apts available.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
For Rent - 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt.
Newly rebuilt. CH&A, stove, refrig.,
d/w, carpet. $750/mo. + dep. & ref's.
828 Nottingham Dr. (904)261-3035
ARTIST'S APT. - with retail space
available. $900 includes utilities. 505
S. 9th St. (904)321-3404
1BR/1BA SPACIOUS STUDIO - 10'
ceiling, CH&A, W/D hookups, very nice.
$725 includes all utilities. (904)556-
9581
NORTH BEACH AREA - Quiet. 2BR/
1.5 .duplex, upstairs, ocean view.
$800/mo. + 1/2 utilities. Call (904)
206-2281.
925 TARPON - North Pointe, 2BR/
2.5BA, close to beach, pool, covered
parking. $850/mo. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006
2734B 1ST AVE. - 2BR/1.5BA town-
home. Close to beach. $800/mo. +
deposit. Available now. Call Jody
(904)583-9597.
2BR/1BA - Unit A, 402 S. 11th St.
$750/mo. (904)753-0256
CLOSE TO QUIET NORTH BEACH - &
Fort Clinch Parks. 2/1 remodeled,
electric heat/air, tile floors, oak
cabinets. 1132 N. Fletcher downstairs.
Lease $725/mo. + utilities. $700
deposit. (904)261-7168
ENJOY FANTASTIC SUNSETS -
Riverfront Loft Apt. in Old Town.
2BR/1BA, patio, stainless kitchen
appl's, custom cabinets, laundry h/u.
$995. (904) 206-1292
BEACHES CHOICE - 2BR oceanview
townhome. Freshly painted, new
carpet, ceiling fans, CH&A, W/D conn.
Svc pets only. No smk. $875/mo. Wtr/
sew incl. 737 N. Fletcher. 261-4127

857 Condos-Furnished

FOR RENT - Fernandina. Furnished
2BR/2BA condo. Close to beach, tennis
court, pool. Svc animals only. Utils incl.
$600/wk., $1100/mo. (904)310-6493
2BR/2BA - on Amelia Island
Plantation. $1200/mo. for 6 months.
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.
POOLVIEW BEAUTIFUL CONDO
FOR RENT
Amelia Landings 1F. Top floor. Beauti-
ful view of pool, lagoon and tennis
courts. Furnished. 2BR/2BA. Washer/
Dryer all appliances. Nicely furnished.
$850/month. (904)277-3050.
1BR/1BA - Amelia Woods. Beautifully
furnished. Vaulted ceilings. $840/mo.
Call (770)789-2965 for details. Also
listed for sale - Century 21.


858 Condos-UnfurnishedI
LUXURY CONDO - 2BR/2BA, garage,
pool, gated community, ground level.
The Villas at Summer Beach. Unfurn-
ished. $1150/mo + util. 277-3206

FERNANDINA SHORES - 3BR/2BA
ground floor, pool, tennis, clubhouse,
dishwasher. Year lease, ref's, deposit.
Avail November. $950/mo. 261-5630
1/2 MONTH FREE - The Palms at
Amelia 2BR/2BA starting at $825/mo.
3BR/2BA starting at $900/mo. Call
(904)277-1983.
3BR/2BA - $1395/mo. + utilities.
Short term or long term, or weekly.
Pets OK with a fee. (912)552-8601
3165 S. FLETCHER - (Sea Castles).
3/2.5, washer/dryer, garage,
community pool, steps to beach. $895.
nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
THE COLONY - 2BR/2BA, bonus room,
garage, W/D, pool, tennis courts.
$900/mo. Available 12/1/09. Call
(904)557-1507.
3/3.5 SUMMER BEACH Villa Town-
house - includes lawn care, cable,
w/d, fireplace, screen porch, granite,
dbl grg, pool, 2100sf, walk to beach.
$1400/mo. Pet dep. (912)682-8118
CONDOS FOR RENT HOTLINE - Ask
about our FREE RENT SPECIAL,
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.
2BR/2BA - Close to beach, 1200 sq.
ft., tile floors, 'recent renovation,
washer/dryer. Pet considered. $950/
mo. Call (904)430-7802.
NOVEMBER SPECIAL
AMELIA LAKES
1 & 2 Bed Luxury Condos in gated,
waterfront community. Resort-style
pool, tennis court, 24/7 fit ctr,
volleyball & more! Garden tubs, walk-in
closets, & lots of upgrades! Call Jessica
(904)415-6969. Starting at $799/mol
www.amelialakes.com
jessica@amelialakes.com


859 Homes-Furnished

2BR/2BA WATERFRONT'PROPERTY
- for rent. $1000/mo. Call (904)502-'
0406.

860 Homes-Unfurnished

Bank Foreclosures - 3BR only $199/
mo. Buy 5BR only $225/mo. 5% down
30 years @ 8% apr. For listings
(800)366-9783,ext 5853. ANF
WORTHINGTON DR. - in Page Hill,
Yulee. 3/2, stove, fridge, DW, disposal,
washer/dryer, water softener, mower,
pest control. $1095. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
3BR/2BA HOUSE - 2-car gar., all
appl's, .upgraded kitchen, vaulted
ceilings, cable included. Mins from Jax,
A.I., Kings Bay & beaches. $1150/mo.
Available 12/1. (904)334-0806
CHARMING - Old World style house
4BR/3BA, gourmet kitchen, wood &
Travertine floors. 513 Dade St., Fern.
Bch. $1500/mo. (904)210-6191


Features inchUe:
2 bedroom garden units 2 bedroom townhouse style
3 bedroom garden units * Marsh views
Simming pool . Dishwasher * Laundry facilities
Wvasheriddner connections* - Washerdrver units available'
Water, garbage & pest control included in rent
Prices starting at $675.�0 per month
*Some features not available in all units

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Less than 2 miles from the beach and )ou can. walk t the shop,-p
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NICE 3BR/2BA HOME - on' Island.
$895. Lots of trees and garage. (904)
277-8171.
ON THE ISLAND - 3BR/2BA, 3630 1st
Ave. Garage, large back deck, near the
beach. $1200/mo. + $1000 dep. Call
(386)961-8672 or (866)606-8443.
YULEE COTTAGE - 2BR/1BA,
completely refurbished, CH&A, tile
bath. $750/mo., 1st & last + $700
security. Call (904)465-0511.
2150 CAPTAIN KIDD - Very clean
3BR/2BA home. 1700sf w/fenced in
backyard. In Lakewood Subd. behind
Food Lion Shopping Ctr. $1200/mo. +
dep & 1 yr lease. Call (904)753-4559.
AMELIA PARK - 3BR/2.5BA charming
townhome w/Old World harbored court-
yard, 2-car garage. 1878 Carnation St.
$1350/mo. (904)210-6191
ON ISLAND AT SEASIDE: 2,400 sq.
ft. 4-bedroon 3-full baths. Walk or
cycle to the beach, Ft. Clinch or town.
2-car garage, sprinkler system, smoke
and security alarms, fitted for internet,
,phones & cable. Fully equipped
kitchen, with breakfast nook, formal
dinning area, and storage area,
laundry room with washer/dryer.
$1,650 month. 904/206-0817 or
770/493-9664.
3BR/1BA BLOCK HOME - Yulee.
Callaway Dr. CH&A, upgraded kit. w/
dw, storage garage with w/d. $800/
mo + dep. 225-9890 or 225-6084.
1711 PARK AVE. - Amelia Park.
2115sf, 3BR/2BA, pool, privacy fence,
2-car garage. $1800/mo. w/pool &
lawn svc. Call for more details
(904)583-3732,
4BR/2BA/2-CAR GARAGE - 76097
Tideview Lane, TimberCreek, 1 mile
west of 1-95 on AlA, $1350/mo.
2275 sq. ft.' (904)521-9792.
www.lnfotube.net/158370.
33379 SUNNY PARKE CIR. - Flora
Parke, 4/2, 2300 sq. ft. Stove, fridge,
DW, microwave, FP, water softener,
sprinkler system. Must see. $14395.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. 277-0006
YULEE - 4BR/2BA, 1854sf. $1,100/
mo. Call Don Brown Realty (904)
225-5510 or (904)571-7177.


SNassau

Club
Apartments
BestAddress /n Fernandina Beach

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

FREE RENT
Call for Details

S" (904)277-2500


3BR/2BA - w/garage & screened
porch. Villages of Marsh Lakes. $1100/
mo. 1st & security required. (904)753-
0379.

861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

863 Office

OFFICE SPACE - for rent. Office within
an office. Desk, chair, bookcase,
utilities included, & some extras. 753-
4077


Office Space - Includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
(904)583-0058.
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-
2788.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - in the
historic district downtown. Lots of foot
traffic. Some utilities are Included.
Please phone (904)261-8249 to
preview these offices.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
402 Centre St. fOOO-9000SF
1 North 4th St (Swan Bldg)
155-1705F
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg)
120-190SF
Atlantic Ave @ 14th St 500-21005F
117 S. 9th St 1200SF
1405 Park Ave 918SF
Galnhin R/E Svc - d(94)277-65Q7


864 Commercial/Retail
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on A1A in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
(904)261-4066.
RESTAURANT FOR LEASE - 3800 sq.
ft. 463179 A1A, Yulee. Permits
available for alcoholic beverages. (904)
557-5004
CENTRE ST. RETAIL/COMMERCIAL
- for rent. 7450sf, will subdivide.
(904)556-5722.
AFFORDABLE RETAIL OFFICE -
from $300 & up. Enclosed yard
w/irrigation plus 24 x 24 building on
Sadler Rd. Call (904)415-1540.


2BR/1BA - All new appliances. W/D.
Wimbrel Ln. off Philips Manor near Ritz
Carlton & Peters Point beach access.
Call (904)556-4491.

EARLY CLASSIFIED
DEADLINES

Thanksgiving Holiday
In observance of Thanksgiving,
the News-Leader will be closed
on Thursday, November 26th.
Our deadline for classified line
ads for the Friday, November
27th edition will be Tuesday,
November 24th-at 5pm.


901 Automobiles I


2002 VW 3ETTA - Turbo, 64,000
miles, 4-door, silver, leather, sunroof, 6
player CD, $6,800/OBO. (904)415-
0371 or (904)415-3160.
FSBO - Classic 2dr ,EDorado '91
Cadillac $950. '97 Saturn $1900. '91
Dodge PU $2500 & '85 2dr S10 Blazer
$1200. All good running condition.
261-5034
Police Impounds - Honda 2000 Civic
$800. Nissan 2001 Altima $350. Ford
2001 Taurus $700..For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9275. ANF
1999 Honda Civic $200. 2001 Nissan
Altima $350. 2003 VW Jetta $400.
Police impounds. For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9271. ANF

904 Motorcycles
2004 SUZUKI BURGMAN 400 - 7300
miles..Like new. Full windshield. 50
mpg. $3,400/OBO. (904)753-0998


......... - C. URT ISS H.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACE - to rent CURTISS H.
or lease. Prestigious Gateway to Amelia
location. (904)556-6234 SSE


CURTISS H. Real Estate, Inc.

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*2000 sf +/- in busy Five Points Plaza at
AIA and Sadler Rd. Great retail
frontage with heavy foot traffic and
. vehicle exposure. $3,800/mo incl. rent,
CAM, and taxes
S850785 US 17Yulee - 150x300 lot with
a 1458 sq. ft. building & large paved
parking 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.
*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. 1839' S. 8th St
Adjacent to Huddle House $2,250/mo
lease + tax, also considering sale.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll up
doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
util
*DEER WALK - 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage. 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.
SFive Points Village 2250 S 8th St Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking, AIA exposure. Great for retail
or large office space. Call for details.
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*3BR/2.5BA w/pool unfurnished
95109 Hildreth Ln NO SMOKING
$1750 + until. Includes yard & pool
maintenance.
*730 S 14th. 3BR/IBA home
w/fenced backyard, $875/mo. + util.
S322 S.6th St. 4BR/2BA $1,100 + until.
*2519 S. Fletcher Ave (West Side),
3-4 BR/2.5BA 2800 sq. ft. Home. Lots
of parking. Unfurnished $1,400 + until.
*19 S. 14th St., 2/,, $900/mo. + until ,
security deposit $1,000.
S3BR/2.5BAVery nice 2500 sq.f. home
at Florence Point $1,450/mo. + util.
Avail 1/1/2010
*3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island
with beautiful view of Egans Creek.
$1,750/mo. + Util. Includes yard
maintenance
*3BR/2BA Home w/ pool, Dunewood
PI., close to beach and golf course
$1,350/mo+ until
*619 5. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $975/mo. +
util. Security deposit of $1,000.
*2801 Bizabeth St- 3/2 upstairsAptGreat
DeckOceanview $950/mo. + until.
*3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
garage. Like new with a partial ocean
view $1,150/mo + util.
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95155 Bermuda - 3038 sl. 5BR/4BA golf and lake front
home located in Amelia National. Master down with
Ibonus/media room. Three car garage. Social amenities
included. IPts allowed. Off Island. $1,995/mo

5209 Village Way - 1789 sf. 31RH/2BA in Ocean Village.
Furnished oi iinlurnished. Community pool \with healch
access and Summer Beach i membership ava\ilahle olir small
fee. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island, $1,950/llmo

1549 Geddes - 2120 sf. 3R11/211A furnished home located
in Amelia Park. Walking distance to YMCA, Post Office and
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823 N. Fletcher -' 1960 sf. 2BR/1BA furnished upstairs
condo. Ocean view with sunroom. Water included. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,100/mo

1010A Natures Walk - 1526 sf. 3BR/2.5BA town home.
Walking distance to middle school and high school.
located off Citrona, Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island.
$ I, 100/mo

8513 i St. John - 1500 sf. 3 BR/23BA brick home located in
Loiflon Oaks with large fenced backyard. W/D included,
Pels allowed. Off Island. $1,050/mo


riutiltn IIILIUtLLU. Pei llW LI Ill 2418 Pirates Bay -1674 sf. 3BR/2BA with sunroom.
$1,85/mo lFireplace. Security system. All new appliances. W/D includ-
ed. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,050/mo
330 S. 7th - 1592 sf. completely renovated 3B11/211A with
master suite upstairs and upgraded kitchen. Pets allowed. 710 N. 15th - 1460 sf. 3BR/2BA home with fenced in back
On Island. $1,450/mo yard and patio/deck. Great for entertaining. Pets allowed.
On Island. $1,050/mo
918 White - 1040 sf. 2BR/3BA with loft. Hardwood floors,
granite countertops, commercial kitchen. Wrap around 1908 Beech- 1141 sf. 3BR/2BA with fenced back yard. Pets
porch with beautiful back yard. W/D. Ialf month rent off Allowed. On Island. $1,050/mo
with 12 month lease. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,400/mo
Amelia Lakes #1422 - 1143 sf. 2 BR/2 HA second floor
94024 Harclay Place #1C - 2200 sf. 311R/3.5BA town home condo in gated community. Vaulted ceiling in family room
located in Hlarrison Cove Tile floors in main living area. with fireplace. Community pool, tennis and workout facili-
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$1,300/mo
$1,300/n(i86i030 Pa'lm Tree - 1700 sf. 3BR/21BA home on two acres.

86624i (Ciaesian - 1890 sf. 3 HI/2BA home with fenced in Sc rened porch on isont and sun rsi 1s in hack. Pets
backyard, Covered patio will hot tub. T vo car garage. Peis allowed. Off Island. $925/mi
allowed. Off Island. $1,250/m' o ,,i S I, h I- 10 4,,, ll?/I , I. 1A . h m .. i, .... I, .,,-


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IW/ plus lawn care. Pets allowed On Island. S 1.250/imo

218-iA lirsl - 1530 sf. 31HR/2BA \\ illi maslr suillc upstairs
and guest SLiite down. One car gLilage. L.awn ci're. Pels
allowed. On Isliand. $i1200/mnl

7C087 Iong nPond- 1590 sIf 31i 21m\ lih)o locaIted iIn
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$900/mo

5-37 Leonard - 1332 sf. 2BR/2BA home in historic
Amecrican iBeach. Large outdoor entertainment area for
cookolLuts and family gatherings. Pets allowed. Off Island.
$8S5(/mo

86088 Santa Baliara - 1200 sf. 2BR/2BA home located in
Iloflln Oaks with fenced backyard. Great roommate plan,
One car garage. Pets allowed. Off Island $Soi,'llo

823 N. Fletcher - 19)1 sf. 21HR/IIIA duplex jius steps from
the beach on Noirlh end of Amelia island. )ownstairs unit.
\'alerincluded Pets allowed. On Island.$ ,75)0/mo

86317 Callaway - 1000 sf. 2111HRIB house oin large lot,
Wood h110i1s \with uplIdated kitchen. Pels allowed. Off
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remodeled. Call(904)753-1346. Extras. $500/mo. 753-4077









. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 20.2009 LEISURE News-Leader


HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


Toydrive
Maurices at The Shoppes at
Amelia Concourse, 463721 SR 200,
Yulee, is holding a toy drive to bene-
fit Toys for Tots through Dec. 10.
Customers can drop-off their dona-
tions during store hours, Monday-
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday
noon-7 p.m. Items needed include
new unwrapped toys. Donors will
receive a coupon for 20 percent off
one regular-priced item for each
donation, limit 10 per person.
Alternative giftmarket
St Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., hosts its ninth annual
Alternative Gift Market Nov. 21 from
9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 8
a.m.-1 p.m. Breakfast will be offered
both days.
'This is an opportunity to pur-
chase handmade gifts that benefit
women and children in developing
countries from around the world.
Among the groups this year are Ten
Thousand Villages, MayaWorks,
Siwok, African Team Ministries,
Heifer Project, Bonga Ethiopian
School Project, Breast Cancer
Awareness and Hospice, First Coast
Freedom Playground, Nepal Clinic,
Nature's Cork and Micah's Place.
For more information call St.
Peter's office at 261-4293.
Kinderstudios
The dance students of
Kinderstudios, located at 1897
Island Walk Way, will perform Nov.
25 at 6 p.m. at the lighting of the
Christmas tree at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island; Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at
the lighting of the Christmas tree in
downtown Fernandina Beach; and
Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. during the lighted
holiday parade.
Santa Claus will visit
Kinderstudios on Dec. 12 from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Students will enjoy hot
chocolate, cookies and a gifts
exchange. For information e-mail
Alexandra Carroll at Alexandra.kin-
dermusik@comcast.net.
, Holiday Celebration'
Amelia Island Plantation will light
up the holiday season with the annu-
al Holiday Celebration Nov. 27 from
5-9 p.m. in The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation to benefit
Take Stock in Children.
SEnjoy hot chocolate, hot apple
cider, holiday cookies, horse and
S carriage rides, live entertainment,
carousel rides and pictures with
Santa Claus. The cost is $5 per per-
son, which includes a $1 donation to
Take Stock in Children. Tickets are
available at Harrison's Mercantile,
Resort To Home and Amelia's
Signature Shop. Children 4 and
under are free. Beer and wine will
be available for purchase. For infor-
mation call 866-213-8045 or visit
www.aipfl.com.
Light Upa Lfe
Take Stock in Children presents
Light Up A Life from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 3
at the Amelia Inn Conference Center
on Amelia Island Plantation. Enjoy-
an evening of fine wine, a splendid
buffet and a silent auction of unusual
items. Advance tickets are $50 and
available at First Coast Community
Bank, the News-Leader, Nassau
County Record, Caf6 Karibo, Resort
to Home and the Ocean Clubhouse
at Amelia Island Plantation. Or
charge by phone at 548-4432
(Florida State College). Tickets will
be $60 at the door.
Christmas Glow
The Annual Christmas Glow
sponsored by the Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will be held Dec.
4 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Woman's
Club Clubhouse at 201 Jean Lafitte
Blvd. (behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center). Just follow the
luminaries to the clubhouse. There
will be face painting, entertainment,
and visits with Santa: Chili, hot dogs,
chips and colas will be served for a
fee. Cookies and punch will be free.
This is the Woman's Club's gift to
the community. Please come and


Christmas homecoming
"A 1940's Christmas Homecoming" tells the story in drama and music of a young soldier trying
home from the war for Christmas in 1944. Cheering Eddie on is a 45-voice chorus and 13-piec
band in a USO Club setting depicting the World War II era. "A 1940's Christmas Homecoming
presented at Amelia Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 13. Admiss
free. Childcare for children from birth to age 4.is available with reservations. For information c
church office at 261-9527. Amelia Baptist Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail where
sects with South Fletcher Avenue at the yellow caution light.


Holidaymusic
The Amelia
Community Theatre
Guild presents "An
Evening of Holiday
Music" at 8 p.m. on
Dec. 3 and 4 at 209
Cedar St Right,
members of the Sine
Nomine Choir who
will peform for the
event, under the
direction of Jill
Dillingham, Mary
Williams and
Nanette Autry. Adult
tickets are $15; stu-
dent tickets are $10.
There also will be hol-
iday refreshments
and a holiday reading
by Ron Kurtz and
Judy Tipton. Call
261-6749.
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bring a friend. All ages are invited.
For information call 261-4885.
Homes tour
Tour five of Amelia Island's loveli-
est, private homes, all professionally
decorated, in Fernandina Beach's'
historic district during the Amelia
Island Museum of History's third
annual celebration of the holiday
season, Dec. 4 and 5. New in 2009
will be.an authentic Victorian Tea in
the Bailey House. Homes will be
open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tea will
be served at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Tour
tickets are $25 in advance and $30
on tour days. Tea tickets are $15 and
space is limited. To purchase tickets
and for more information, visit
www.ameliamuseum.org or call 261-
7378, ext. 100. Proceeds will contin-
ue the work on major renovations.
Craftshow
The 14th Annual Christmas Craft
Show will take place from 9 a.m.-4'
p.m. Dec. 5 in the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center's main auditori.
um. There will be Christmas gift,
ornaments, wreaths and other
handmade crafts available.
Admission is free. For more infor-
mation, call 716-7668.
Parade of Paws
Redbones Dog Bakery and
Boutique will host its 10th'Annual
. "Parade of Paws" in downtown
Fernandina Beach on Dec. 5.
Pre-register now at Redbones.
Late registration will begin on-site at
10 a.m. in the Citizens Bank parking
lot, Eighth and Centre streets.
Minimum donation is $10 and all
proceeds benefit the Nassau


Humane Society. Lineup begins at
10:30 a.m. and the parade starts at
11 a.m. Prizes and trophies will be
awarded for best holiday outfit, the �
dog that most looks like its owner,
and cutest personality. Fn-ll:'.'ing the
parade at Redbones enjoy free dog-
gie treats, pictures and special
guest, chocolatier Kendall Taylor,
who will sell her home-made choco-
late candies with sales donated to
the Nassau Humane Society. Fairy
Tails Mobile Grooming is offering
20 percent off in November to
parade participants and will donate a
portion of the proceeds to the
Nassau Humane Society. After the
parade, Fairy Tails will offer free
nail trimming and touchups on face,
feet, tail and tummies.
For more information, visit
www.redbonesbakery.com or call
321-0020.'
Petphotos
The annual Pet Photos with Santa
is Dec. 5 starting at 10 a.m. at Bark
Avenue Pet Boutique, 97 Amelia
Village Circle. Cost is $20 per photo
and appointments are required.
Photographer is Holly Allain, who is
donating her time. Proceeds benefit
Project Chance, which supplies
guide dogs to children with autism
in Northeast Florida. To schedule an
appointment, call the store at 261-
2275.
Holiday classes
The Learning Community of
North Florida classes for the holi-
days include: Holiday Wreaths and
Garlands - Dec. 5, 11 a.m.; Holiday
Party Appetizers - Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m.;
Holiday Brunch - Dec. 6, 11a.mi.;


Holiday Wine and Cheese
Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m.; Gourmet
Apples - Dec. 9, 6p.m.; Eas
Holiday Gifts - Dec. 12, 11
Holiday Pies and Cakes-
1i 'ia.m.i; I1liday CandlN M4i
Dec. 10, 3 p.m.; Christmas
- Dec.19, 1 p.m.; Holiday P
- Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m. For mo
nation or to register, visit
www.tlcnf.com or call (904)
Holidayencampm
The Fort Clinch State P;
Holiday Encampment Dec.
featuring re-enactors decor
fort for Christmas. Voluntei
Civil War-era costumes place
.greenery on the mantle, de
period Christmas tree and
daily life as it was in the win
1864. The ladies string ber
popcorn while fires burning
places and soldiers answer
tions about what it is like to
tioned at Fort Clinch.
The event will take place
a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and
noon on Sunday. For details
7274, or visit www.floridas-
tateparks.org/fortclinch.
Foundation lunch
The Fernandina Beach I
School Foundation Holiday
Luncheon featuring Chef W
Castleberry and the FBHS
students will be held at noo
at the Fernandina Beach W
Club, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Sponsorship levels begin at
Alison Douglas at 491-8069
25 to RSVP.
The foundation supports
school, its students and fact


Holidaytea
Enjoy a Holiday Tea and the
S reading of Dylan Thomas' A Child's
Christmas in Wales on Dec. 8 at 3:30
p.m. at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on
South Fletcher Avenue. -
Tickets are $25 for Friends of the
Library members and $30 for non-
members and available at the
Fernandina Beach library. Ticket
includes tea and one copy of the
book.
Lighted parades
The Lighted Holiday Land
Parade & Fernandina Harbor
Marina Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
will be held Dec. 12 beginning at 6
p.m.
The parade along Centre Street is
presented by America's Youth.
Parade applications are now avail-
able for pickup at the Northeast
Florida Community Action Agency
SUBMIrTED at the Peck Center and at the
Chamber of Commerce at Gateway
Boulevard in Fernandina Beach.
g to get Entry is free.
:e swing The Fernandina Harbor
:" will be Marina Holiday Lighted Boat
ion is . Parade will follow the land parade,
all the . presented by the Historic ,
it inter- . Fernandina Business Association,
beginning in the harbor at the foot
-_ -- of Centre and Ash streets. Bring
your chairs and blankets to view the
parade downtown, then move to the
boardwalk at the marina to see the
lighted boats.
For more information about the
boat parade contact Sandy Price at
206-0756 or e-mail slprice@bell-
south.net
Yulee Holiday Festival
The 5th Annual Yulee Holiday
Festival and Parade will be held at
'the Yulee Sports Complex on
Goodbread Drive in Yulee on
Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m.,
with the theme "Through a Child's
Eyes," followed by a festival offering
food, art and craft vendors,.live
music and entertainment for all
ages. Pictures will be taken with
Santa in the Winter Wonderland
throughout the day.
If you are interested'in participat-
ing in the parade or in providing
entertainment, please call Connie at
225-2516. If you or your organization
would like reserve a both, please
call Julie at 225-5237.
Party - 'ChristmasSpectacular
Dipped
sy Edible Kinderstudios presents its
a.m.; fourth annual "Christmas
Dec. 13, Spectacular" musical production for
ilifi - fth cotiitftiitity on Dee: 19 at the
Cookies Fernandina Beach Middle School
et Treats auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
ire infor- Tickets are $5.
For information e-mail Alexandra
430-0120 Carroll at Alexandra.kindermusik
@comcast.net. Kinderstudios is
ent located at 1897 Island Walk Way, .
ark Union Fernandina Beach.
5-6wll Hospicecalendar
ating the
ers in Community Hospice of
:e fresh Northeast Florida has the perfect
corate a holiday gift for dog lovers -the 2010
portray C6mmunity Hospice Volunteer Pet
iter of Therapy Calendar.
ies and This year's calendar contains full
the fire- color photographs.of 16 of the 51
ques- active pet therapy teams and pro-
be sta- vides "personal information" about
each dog. The calendars are $15
From 9 each, or two for $20. Proceeds bene-
19 a.m.- . fit the patients and families of
s call 277- Community Hospice..
To order call Chris Whitney at
(904) 407-7063 or visit community-
hospice.com.

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illiams CommunityNutackr
culinary
n Dec. 6 The Florida Theatre, 128 East
oman's Forsyth St., Jacksonville presents
the holiday classic "Community
$40. Call Nutcracker" Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. and
by Nov. Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit Dreams Come
Sthe True. Contact the box office at (904)
ilty. ' 355-2787.


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stayed there for three years,
during which time everything
of value was stripped from the
vessel.
Howe spent those years
fighting the federal govern-
ment to get the boat back,
says Laspina.
"He was in and out of fed-
eral courts continuously for a
year and a half to two years,"
says Laspina. "He had paper-
work proving he had leased
the vessel out, with no con-
nection with illegal activity."
In the end, Howes got the
yacht back but did not pursue
compensation for the stolen
items, Laspina says.
Later the boat was relocat-
ed to Haulover Marina in
North Miami. That's when
Laspina and his brother
began helping Howes put the
yacht back together.
"Martin, I and Jason
(Rowe) worked on the yacht,"
says Laspina, "for several
years at the Haulover."
"Ashley put the money up,
and we supplied the labor,"
says Laspina. "A lot of the
repairs were just Band-Aids,


not proper repairs." During
that time, says Laspina, Howe
had his office on the yacht
and even lived on it for quite a
while.
"We used to go to the
Columbus Day Regatta at
Elliot Key for the whole week-
end," says Laspina. "We
always had the largest
vessel there. We did it for five
or six years straight, we
loaded it up with food and
beer and headed for the sail-
ing regatta."
"My brother was obsessed
with ownership of the yacht,"
says Laspina, "and he said to
Ashley, 'Whatever happens to
you, I want you to give me the
yacht."'
When Howes died in 2001,
says Laspina, Howes' brother
and nephew came forward
and said the yacht belonged
to them, not realizing the con-
dition it was in.
"Martin said, 'If you want
it you can have it,'" says
Laspina. 'Three months later,
the marina wanted it out
before it sank and blocked
the whole marina." Later,
Howes' brother called
Zidtowecki and told him he


could have the derelict yacht.
Zidtowecki realized it
needed to be overhauled and
began to do some investigat-
ing. Eventually he found Earl
McMillen, the yacht's present
owner, who found the yacht
."hanging on for dear life" at a
marina in Palatka. The yacht
was towed to Savannah, and
from there towed on a barge
to Newport, R.I., arriving in
2002.
Freedom underwent a
complete restoration at the
International Yacht
Restoration School in
Newport, beginning in
August 2004. Estimated at
$3.5 million, the restoration
eventually cost $6.5 million.
McMillen financed the
restoration by assembling a
group of partners who each
bought an interest in the
yacht.
Freedom was relaunched
May 9, 2009 in Portsmouth,
R.I., and might be stopping
for an afternoon at the
Fernandina Beach marina
next week, on her way to her
winter home port in Fort
Lauderdale.
adaughtry@fbnewsleadercom


Alhambra resurrects holiday classic


'For the News-Leader

Three months ago it was
assumed the-nation's oldest .
professional dinner theater
was closing its doors forever.
This week, the new owner-
ship group, led by
Jacksonville native Craig
Smith, announced its own
"Christmas Miracle."
Creative Director Tod Booth
will combine forces again
with Alhambra veteran
Tony Triano, reprising his
role as Scrooge, as the
Alhambra finishes a tumul-
tuous 2009 season with a
three-week run of Charles
Dickens' classic, "Christmas
Carole."
This holiday favorite has
been an Alhambra Christmas
tradition for 22 years. It
brings to life one of litera-
ture's most famous penny-
pinchers, Ebenezer Scrooge.
Whether patrons celebrate
Christmas, or just like a good
ghost story, Christmas'
Carole is fun for the entire


family. Christmas Carole
invites theater-goers to a
memorable musical voyage
to Victorian England to find
out how a miserly skinflint
discovers the true meaning
of Christmas in a most
unusual way."
"I am so excited that we
can open the Alhambra for
this holiday classic," said
1'anaging Partner Craig
Smith. "In August this the-
ater was about to close
forever. With a lot of team-
work and hustle and, yes,
maybe even a miracle or two,
we are going to open the
doors for 'Christmas Carole.'
It would have been a shame
for Jacksonville not to have a
live version of this classic
story. We're all thrilled we'll
be open for business in
time."
This is not the grand
opening or even a real pre-
view of what the new owners
have in store for the theater,
but Smith is confident even
the subtle upgrades in what


he calls, "the middle of phase
one" will be a noticeable
change. While patrons will
see a significant physical
improvement with new paint
and carpet, a fresh design for
the foyer, more comfortable
chairs and new plates and
flatware, they will also sam-
ple a sneak peek into what
the owners have in mind for
the new menu. Executive
Chef Matthew Medure will
be demonstrating the culi-
nary flare that has made him
one of the most critically
acclaimed chefs in the coun-
try with his first turn behind
the stove in the Alhambra's
kitchen.
Tickets start at $42,
which includes dinner and
the show. They are currently
on sale at the Alhambra
Theatre box office or by call-
ing (904) 6 11 1212. The show
will run Dec. 4-24.
Group rates are available,
with discounts available for
schools and houses of wor-
ship.










FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 20.2009 LEISURE News-Leader


OUT AND ABOUT


SPECIAL EVENTS
Faith Christian Academy
presents its 10th Annual
Father/ Daughter Ball at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Grand Ballroom on Feb. 6,
2010 from 7-10 p.m. This
year's theme is "Cinderella."
Tickets are $85 for father and
daughter and $40 for each
additional daughter and
include a gift bag and memory
book. There will be hours
d'oeuvres, live music featuring
Les DeMerle and professional
photography. Fathers and
daughters of all ages are wel-
come. Seating is limited.
For tickets visit Faith
Christian Academy, 96282
Brady Point Road,
Femarfdina Beach, or call
321-2137.

A bridge club for seniors
will meet Mondays and
Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at
the Peck Center, 511 South
11th St., Femandina Beach.
The club is free and no part-
ner is necessary. Equipment
is fumished. For more infor-
mation, call 277-7350.
* * *
Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Educating
Rita," directed by Charles
Horton and featuring
Gillian Johnson and Geoffrey
King, at 8 p.m. tonight and
Nov. 21.
A professor, whose disillu-
sioned outlook on life drives
him to drink and bury himself
in his books, begins to tutor a
young hairdresser with sur-
prising results. This British
comedy has been described
by the London Times as
"painfully funny and passion-
ately serious."
Tickets are $17 adults and
$10 students and available at
the theater, 209 Cedar St.,
261-6749 or www.ameliacom-
munitytheatre.org.

Enjoy the city of
Fernandina Beach's Fall
BBQ Competition Nov. 21 at
Central Park. Each team will
be provided 50 pounds of
Boston butt for the pork cate-
gory and/or 50 pounds of leg
quarters for the chicken cate-
gory. A small sample will be
upresentedfeorjudging.at 2:30


p.m. and the rest will be for
the public to enjoy at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the
public, sides and beverages
included. Enjoy yard games
and view the cooking stations
beginning at 1 p.m. For infor-
mation call Jay at 277-7350 or
e-mail jrobertson@fbfl.org.

Rescuing Animals in
Nassau will hold a sidewalk
sale Nov. 21 from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. at Eileen's Arts and
Antiques, corner of Seventh
and Centre streets in down-
town Femandina Beach,
including holiday and gift
items. All proceeds benefit the
animals in RAIN's care and its
programs.
* * *
A multi-family yard sale
to benefit the Susan G.
Komen breast cancer fund
will be held from 8 a.m.-1
p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 at
86361 Evergreen Place in
Hickory Village, Yulee.
* * *
The Terpsichorean
Dance Club's next dance is
Nov. 21 at The Woman's
Club, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd.,
from 7-11 p.m. The theme is
"Celebrate Fall." Hors d'oeu-
vres and soft drinks will be
served. Guest fee is $35 per
couple. "Face For Radio" will
provide music. Special guests
v(ill be dance instructors Jerry
and Mary Gardner. BYOB and
setups will be provided. For
information contact Carolyn or
Dave Ashcraft at 261-9717.

Indigo Alley, 316 Centre
St., Femandina Beach, will
host Tail Waggin'
Wednesday,,a pet-friendly
happy hour, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25. Call 261-7222, e-
mail.lndigoAlley@gmail.com
or visit wwv.lndigoAlley.com.

The Chambers Farm
Family Powwow will beheld
Nov. 26-29 in Ft. McCoy.
There will be gourd dancing,
inter-tribal dancing, and native
food and vendors. All native
singers and dancers wel-
come.
Admission is free.
Chambers Farm is located off
1-75 between Gainesville and
Ocala. This is a family orient-
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Surflineup
The Suri Restaurant and Bar, 3ly 1S.
Fletcher Ac., presents Gary Keniston, 6-10
p.m. tonight. Richard Stratton 6-10 p.m. Nov.
21: Ace Winn 5-9 p.m. Nov. 23; and Stevie
"Fingerzz"5-9 p.m Nov. 24. Call 261-5711.
CD release party
The Les DeMerle Band will host a CD
release party and concert tonight and Nov.
21 from 8:0 p.m.-midnight at the Martini
Bar at Ocean 60, 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. The band will perform music from
its new CD on Origin Records, Gypsy
Rendezvous, Volume One Enjoy a diverse
jazz repertoire and tine arrangements for lis-
tening and dining.
For rese-rvations visit www.ocean60 com
or call t904I 247-0060. Visit www.Origin-
Records.com to hear sound clips from the
new CD.
Concert gala
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for
the Symphony) once again brings the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to Amelia
Island for a special dinner and concert pro-
gram. The annual Black Tie Fundraiser
Dinner and Concert gala is Nov. 22 at The
Ritz-Carlton. Amelia Island. Cocktails begin
at 5-30 p.m., followed by dinner and an auc-
tion. The concert is at 8 p.m. Contact Bill
Gingrich, 277-7094. or e-mail
wgging@aol.com.
Indigo Alley
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St, offers a com-


firearms. Bring your own
chairs. Free parking. Free
camping. For more informa-
tion call (513) 464-1746 or
visit www.chambersfarm.org
or www.myspace.com/cham-
bersfarmpowyow.

Gerri's Corner and
Women in Nassau helping
Women in Need (WIN WIN)
are sponsoring a grand prize
drawing celebration Dec. 1
to announce the winners of
four prize packages valued at
$495-1,930 being raffled to
raise money for Gerri's
Comer. Tickets are $7 each or
$30 for five. Donations are
tax-deductible and go directly
to Gerri's Comer, a cancer
resource center for women.
The celebration starts at 5
p.m. with refreshments at
Divine Finds and Heron's
Swim & Sport in the Palmetto
Walk Shopping Center.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. a winner
will be drawn every 30 min-
utes. Grand prize lists may be
viewed and raffle tickets pur-
chased at Fifi's Fine Resale
on South Eighth Street,
Centre Street Treasures
downtown and at Divine
Finds.

The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED) will host its second
annual Board of Directors


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munity drum circle Mondays from 7-8:30
p.m. and Island Tribe dancers every
third Monday from 7-9 p.m.; live jazz
jam the first and third Tuesday of the
month; John Kaminski playing live
from 7-10 p.m. the second and fourth
Tuesday: Swing Shift, a free dance class
and dancing featuring swing and funk
music. Wednesday from 8-11 p.m.;
In the Round, local musicians playing live
and open mike night. Thursday from 7-11
p m.; Latin Lounge on Fridays from 8 p.m.-
midnight with free salsa and merengue
classes and dancing; and live music
Saturday from ;-11 p.m.
Call 261-7222, e-mail lndigoAlley@
gmail.com or visit www IndigoAlley.com.
Instrument Zoo
ARLAS (Amelia Residents in Action for
the Symphony) is organizing its Instrument
Zoo program.
During January-March. ARIAS will pres-
ent the program to more than 800 fourth
graders in six Nassau County schools. This
involves approximately 20 different morn-
ings, each staffed by 14 volunteers to help
the students learn hands-on about each of
30 or so instruments.
Each volunteer ideally gives six morn-
ings of two hours plus travel time to the pro-
gram over the three-month period. You do
not need to know how to play an instrument
- an all-you-need-to-know workshop is held
in early January.
Both men and women are welcome. To
sign up, call Sandy Shaw at 261-6498. or
Rachel Smith at 491-3829.


World AIDS Day Banquet
Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., Femandina
Beach. The speaker is
Beverly Denson-Legree,
MSN, BSN, AA, RNC.
Donation is $35.
This year's theme is
"Universal Access and Human
Rights: Care and Support-
Access for All." It provides an
opportunity to address
HIV/AIDS disparities, stigma
and blame, and spark dia-
logue about stopping the
spread of HIV/AIDS among all
populations.
For more information con-
tact Betty Drummond-Wilson,
RN, BSN, at 261-5100 or
Jennett Wilson-Baker, RN,
BSN, at 556-3363.
* * *
Cats Angels Inc., �PCA
presents its second annual
"Rescue Me" fundraiser
Dec. 5 from 7-11 p.m. at the
Florida House'Inn, 22 S.Third,
St., Femandina Beach. Enjoy
a silent auction, cash bar,
savory appetizers, sweet
desserts, wine table, door
prizes and music by Doc Mojo
starting at 8 b.m. Tickets are
$20 and available at the Thrift
Store/Adoption Center, 709 S.
Eighth St., or call 321-2267.
* * *
Phantasia South's $5
Jewelry Sale will be held
from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 11 at
the Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Conference Room,
1250 South 18th St.,
Femandina Beach, sponsored
by the auxiliary.
In addition to jewelry will
be watches for children,
women and men, fashion
accessories such as purses
and belts as well as small
gifts at the affordable price of -
$5 plus tax for each item.
For more information call
321-3818.

Do something different -
exciting team trivia with
Maggie the Trivia Meister on
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the
Crab Trap in downtown
Femandina Beach. Enjoy a
special trivia menu and drinks,


win prizes and listen to music
while you improve your mem-
ory and get smarter. Free and
open to the public.

THEATRE

Fernandina Little Theatre
will hold auditions Nov. 21 at
12:15 p.m. at 1014 Beech St.
for "Time Enough," a bitter-
sweet comedy by Robert
Benjamin. Two high school
Sweethearts reconnect after
many years, and it seems
they might pick up where they
left off. Director is Kate Hart.
Needed are one woman
and one man, ages 45 plus.
Crew and staff are always
needed, including co-produc-
er/stage manager/lights
crew/set construction/set dec-
oration/costume coordinator.
Rehearsals begin Dec. 1, typi-
cally one to two nights a week
and Saturdays. Six perform-
ances are scheduled Jan. 16-
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biz@peoplepc.com,,i'. -11, ;,

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the musical comedy.
"The Pirates of Penzance"
at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at 209
Cedar St.
The five principal roles for
men have an age range of 20-
60. There are five principal
roles for women, with the age
range of the daughters being
from 18-30 and the role of the
nurse being from 30-60.
There is also a pirates' chorus
and a policemen's chorus for
male singers, and a daugh-
ters' chorus for women ages
18:30.
Please prepare one-
minute of a song. An accom-
panist will be available for
those who bring sheet
music. Auditioners will also
learn a movement/dance
sequence and read from the
script.
Performances will be in
ACT's new theater from April
.8-24, and rehearsals begin in
January..Toni D'Amico is the
director and Jill Dillingham is
musical director.
For information contact
ACT at 261-6749.


WINE Continued from 1B
S dishes, such as a jambalaya
with andouille/spinach
)| sausage.
The wine is so named
because the vintner wanted to
v be sure his wife always has
chocolate around the house!
S She loves the real thing but
they have small children and
they watch the sweets.
ders Rocland Estate also makes a
e rs sauvignon blanc called White
* * Chocolate.
The second oddly named
SAustralian wine I discovered
Sis Pillar Box Red named after
the free-standing mail boxes
at one time common in
SBritain and the British
Commonwealth (tall, round or
S octagonal cast iron columns
with a mail slot and often
painted red). This wine is a
blend of 50 percent shiraz, 42
percent cabernet sauvignon
* * * and 8 percent merlot aged in
a mix of used French and
American oak.
* * * Amelia Liquors has priced
this gem at $12 which, consid-
ering its 91 points from
Robert Parker's The Wine
Advocate, makes it a "Best
Buy."
* Pillar Box Red is from the
South Australia Padthaway
vineyards known as Henry's


MUSIC NOTES


produce a lingering finish.
When you sample it, you
will notice a lot of oak on the
nose, and the tannins may be
a bit strong for some.
However, on the palate the
Pillar Red is spectacular. Pair
it with soft cheese, such as
brie or blue, and taste the tan-
nins melt out of the finish.
So let's have some fun! I'm
about to open a bottle of
Molly Decker's 'Two Left
Feet," another
shiraz/cab/merlot blend from
Down Under. It's party time!
Robert Weintraub writes on
wine monthly. He can be
reached at rweintraub@bell-
south.net.


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ART/GALLERIES
The Nouveau Art Juried
Show, Island Festivals, con-
tinues at the Island Art
Association Gallery until
Dec. 6. Susi Sax will be fea-
tured artist for December and
January. The gallery is locat-
ed at 18 N. Second St. Call
261-7020 or visit
www.islandart.org.
A new show at the First
Coast Community Bank on
14th Street will be on display
until mid-February. The artists
displaying their work, include
Jackie Humes, Sherry Ferber,
Bill Kinney and Joan Durden.

Artist Susi Sax is offering
stained glass classes with a
holiday theme. For informa-
tion call 321-1330.

The Island Art Associa-
tion will offer Children's Art
Nov. 21 from 10-11 a.m. and
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for
ages 8 to 12. Mommy & Me
classes will be held Nov. 23
from 10-11 a.m. for ages 2 to
5. Children must be accompa-
nied by a caregiver.
Classes are taught by
either Diane Hamburg or
Ambei McHugh. Materials are
provided. Call the'gallery at
261-7020 to reserve a place.
Class size is limited. The
gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St. Visit
www.islandart.org.
1 * * *
A Jewelry Making
101/Earrings class will be
held at the Learning
Community of North
Florida. Learn to develop
unique jewelry designs usihg
a variety of materials. Meets
four Mondays, Nov. 23 and 30
and Dec. 7 and 14; 11 a.m.-1
p.m. Call (904) 430-0120 to
register or register online at
www.tlcnf.com.

A fused glass jewelry
workshop will be held Nov.
28 from 9 a.m.-noon at
Designs On Gallery, 11 N.
Third St., Femandina Beach.
Learn the fundamentals of
glass fusing and create one-
of-a-kind jewelry to wear or
give as gift. No prior experi-
ence is necessary. Fee is $75
and includes materials for
three pendants and firing.
Contact Cecilia at 583-7723
to register.

Eight Flag Needlepoint-
,,ersjare host[ng,a workshop, ,
-with-master teacher Joan
Thomasson March 5-7,
2010, on Amelia Island.
Thomasson will teach
"Marigolds and.Moorish Tiles"
stitched on 24-count congress
cloth. The cost of the program
includes all materials and
lunch on Friday and Saturday;
$220 for chapter members;
$300 for non-members.
Registration deadline is
Dec. 15.
Space is limited. For infor-
mation or to register contact
Linda Kurtz at lmkurtz@bell-
south.net.
* * *
Watercolor Art work-
shops with William Maurer
are forming for all levels,
Friday from 9:30 a.m.-noon
at the Florida House Inn. Call
261-8276.
Kathy Hardin and Bill
Maurer will offer an Art
Workshop one Saturday a
month starting in January for
all levels and mediums Call
261-8276.
Hardin is registering stu-
dents for January acrylic
painting instruction, all levels.
Call her for a syllabus of infor-
mation or e-mail kathi.h@
comcast.net or call 261-8276.



Drive, which also produces
wines called "Dead Letter
Office," "Postmistress" and
"Morse Code." (There is no
report on why the
Longbottom family is so
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Easter is a little early thisyear


F ernandina is getting
ready to celebrate
Easter a little early
this year.
Fernandina's Finest Easter,
the fourth in the Wilson
Mystery Series, is finally
printed and on the shelves at
Books Plus. While I have
worked on the first three
books of the Wilson myster-
ies, this is the first book that
carries my solo byline.
The story begins when
Sue Nell Borden, who's come
back home after her. fiance's
death, finds a puppy on her
porch one Easter morning.
Little does she know that this
cute retriever is a very
remarkable canine, but the
local veterinarian discovers
the pup's amazing secret. He
quickly realizes that it's going
to take both him and the dog
- as well as some sleuthing by
Fernandina's Finest - to save
Sue Nell.
Meanwhile, Sergeant Jon
Stewart, working for the
newly promoted Captain
Wilson, is chasing whoever is
vandalizing downtown stores.
Soon the sergeant begins to
wonder if these homegrown
thugs are in cahoots with a
sinister stranger who's come


to town for
no good rea-
son. Can
Stewart -
along with
thd vet, the
dog and
other unlike-
ly cohorts -
stop this
murderer
before he
takes aim on
Sue Nell and
her pup?
It's a


good read, if I do say so
myself, and contains the mix
of homicide and history that
this series is known for.
Thanks to the Amelia Island
Museum of History, as well as
several friends who helped
me with my research, I have
featured the Bailey House,
Villa Las Palmas and the
Tabby House in the story. I
also included a little bit about
the history of Memorial .
United Methodist Church and
Trinity Methodist Church.
As I worked on the manu-
script during the past year or
so, I became aware that a
number of people are unfamil-
iar with the Gerbing name
and don't know about Gus


Are these homegrown thugs in cahoots
with a sinister stranger who's come to
town for no good reason?


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ends, and I edited it for him.
We soon discovered that we
worked well together, so we
teamed up to write
Fernandina's Lost Island,
released in 2007.
It was during this collabo-
ration that each of us came up
with our own plot to follow
Lieutenant Wilson on his next
adventure.
We planned to write sepa-
rate books, but promised to
help each other with the cre-
ative process. I started
Fernandina's Finest Easter
shortly after Lost Island
appeared, and David began
his own writing project.
It was a great bJow when
David died as I approached
the halfway mark in my
manuscript. I was counting,
on him to help me tell Sue
Nell's story. I also wanted
David to tell me more about
the hilarious adventuresof
Shorty Livingstone. It was not
to be.
The bright s ot ii this sad
tale is that David bequeathed
me his manuscript for The
Pelican ofFernandina. Even
as Fernandina's Finest Easter
begins to dawn;i I am begin-
ning to dream of'Pelicans.
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HEATHER A PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Kay Ellen Brock, a Nassau County school bus driver
for 18 years, says her job has taught her patience.

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Gerbing's contribution to
both horticulture and Amelia
Island. So, with the help of
Mrs. Jane Philips and her
daughter Jane Philips
Collins, I created a mythical
descendent of Gus Gerbing
so I could include that fine
gentleman's story in my own
tale.
More than one of us in the
Writers and Poets Society has
lamented that we would have
done things a little differently
if we'd known that Murder in
Fernandina was going to be
the foundation of this series.
David Tuttle was our lead
writer, and he patiently led 10
of us through the long
process from inception to
publication. Murder had been
on the shelves only a short
time in 2004 when our read-
ers began to ask us questions
we'd left unanswered in this
first book. David wrote The
Leopard ofFernandina in
2005 to tie up those loose


maintains discipline, and is
concerned for students' Wel-
fare and safety."
A school bus driver for 18
years, Brock went through
the 40-hour state school bus
driver training as well as
required in-service training
each year.
She enjoys working with
the children and takes pride in
making sure all of her riders
are safe on their journey to
and from school.
"I don't have too many
issues with my bus route,"
said Brock. "I have learned
how to deal with schools and
parents by keeping the com-
munication lines open."
"I tell the kids, you respect
me and I'll respect you. For
the most part, they're a pret-
ty good bunch."
Maintaining order on the
bus is just one task on a list
that includes keeping track of
all students, inspecting the
bus before its two daily runs,
and taking students on field
trips as required.
When not driving the bus,
Brock teaches preschool at
the Amelia Island Parent
Cooperative Preschool.
Leisure time finds her
spending time with daughters
Summer,, Autumn and
Jamie as'well as the four-
footed members of the
family, dogs Gunner, Lori
and Moon and cats Abel and
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see, Brock has lived in Nassau
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NEW BALLROOM AT THE RITZ


The Ritz-
Carlton,
Amelia Island
has completed
construction
on a $22 mil-
lion ballroom
expansion,
which brings a
modern aes-
thetic, state-of-
the-art design
and 11,000
square feet of
additional
meeting space
to the proper-
ty, making it
one of the
largest confer-
ence hotels in
the region.
Story, 3A
SUBMITTED


Fernandina is falling down


'We must move forward'

to save post office


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
City commissioners agreed
Tuesday to approve a revised letter of
intent to purchase the historic post
office on Centre Street. It provides for
the city to negotiate an agreement
for sale of the building within three
months.
City Manager Michael Czymbor
told commissioners that conducting
a study of the building's condition
and determining detailed costs of
renovation would be the most prac-
tical next step.
Local attorney Arthur "Buddy"
Jacobs, who has been negotiating
with the U.S. Postal Service on behalf
of the city, said the revised letter
deleted a reference to the post office
continuing to use a specified 4,100
square feet after the city buys the
building, though it retains a 100-year
lease for that purpose.
"The (revised) letter of intent does
not require the post office to go to the
postal service," Jacobs said at the


meeting. "These are details to be
worked out later ... this is not a con-
tract of sale."
Commissioners approved an orig-
inal non-binding letter of intent in
April, but the postal service balked at
specifics.
Residents who support and are
leery of the city's acquisition of the
building spoke pas-
sionately of their
concerns at the 'How co
meeting.
"There's been building I
a lot of debate deteriorate
lately," said down-
town resident SUANNET
Chuck Hall. HISTORIC DI
"What are we
going to do with
the post office if we get it? ... I say we
go ahead and do our best to get the
building, then figure out what to do
with it."
Donna Paz Kaufman of Friends
of the Library - which sponsored a
POST Continued on 3A


'Beer, nicotine all that's

holding up' log cabin


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
City Building Official Bob Sasser
has determined that the log cabin on
South 11th Street, long used by the
local American Legion, should be
demolished.
The city-owned building, con-
-- structed of logs
that it was said
a historic were donated by
Rayonier, is
allowed to "slowly implod-
this point?' ing," Sasser told
city commission-
MM, CHAIR ers Tuesday. A
(ICTCOUNCIL combination of
failures, Sasser
said, including
termites in every log, means the his-
toric building cannot be saved.
While nobody contacted could
pinpoint the building's exact age, it
was estimated it has been used by
American Legion Post 54 since about
1940. The post dedicated a new build-
ing on South Third Street on Veterans


Day.
An inspection revealed that the
log cabin's roof is "saddlebacking"
because of internal joist or support
failures, the main supporting log has
moved six inches, and a wall is
pulling away from the chimney.
Sasser said the logs that comprise
the building were most likely not
treated for wood-destroying organ-
isms, and the tenants repaired the
building with expanding foam. 'The
termites have had a field day," Sasser
said.
Asked if the building could be
moved, Sasser said, "I can't see the
building even being jacked up. It
wouldn't even get off the lot."
George Jernigan of the
Fernandina Pirates Club - which at
one time expressed interest in the
building - said he was disappointed
the building was not usable.
"We had dreams but it's not going
to happen," Jernigan said. "The logs
were donated by Rayonier and lasted
LOG Continued on 3A


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Pick a card - any card will do


RYAN SMITH
News Leader
Jerus Spry can perform minor
miracles. From unraveling hopeless
knots to transforming a playing card
from one suit to another - while it's
in someone else's hand - the 30-
year-old Fernandina Beach resident
earns his keep by making the
impossible possible.
Spry has been a professional
magician, off and on, since child-
hood. He first took the stage at the
age of 12 in his native Thailand.
"My grandpa was in the Rotary
Club, and I used to go to meetings
with him," Spry said. "... This gentle-
man was a professional magician,
and he did a show for the other club
members one year and I happened
to see it. Every month when I went
to the meeting, I would bug him.
Finally, he showed me a card trick
that was pretty tough for beginners,
and I had it down in about an hour.
He said, You know what? If you real-
ly like this stuff, why don't you come
to my house next weekend and I'll
show you some stuff.'"
The magician was impressed
with Spry's aptitude, and decided to
incorporate the youth into his act.
"His act was normally about a 10-
to 15-minute act," Spry recalled. "He
incorporated me as an opener. He
picked a trick for me to do. .... I
would come out for about three or
four minutes and get things going.
"I was doing that up until I was
about 14. It was real work for me,"
he added. "It was four or five hours


RYAN SMITH/NEWS-LEADER
Jerus Spry performs an illusion for Carolina Trujillo of Tampa and Fernando Alvarez of Fort Lauder-
dale at Amelia Island Coffee and Ice Cream. Spry began performing professionally at age 12 in his
native Thailand.


of practicing every day for two or
three months before I even got on
stage. That's how I learned profes-
sionalism, being on time, what to do
when things go wrong."
In 1995, Spry's family moved to
Jacksonville.


"I lost contact with magic when I
came to America," he said. "But to
me, magic never left me. Like every
boy and girl, I went through a magic
phase and a soccer phase. I'm just
one of those who never got out of
the magic phase."


Still, it took about a year before
the bug bit him again.
"One day when I was about 16, my
aunt showed me in the paper a guy
who was offering a magic class. I
MAGIC Continued on 3A


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JASON YURGARTIS
News-Leader
Traffic was snarled and about 6,300
FPU customers on the north end of
Amelia Island experienced an extend-
ed power outage Thursday morning
after a car hit a power pole on South
Eighth Street.
Power was out for most residents
and businesses north of Sadler Road.
Bleary-eyed residents stumbled out
of their homes looking for coffee,
which they found on Sadler at the
Flash Foods, Hall's Beach Store, Kof6
Haus and Starbuck's, where the line
wound out the door. There were no
breakfast sandwiches to be had at
McDonald's on Eighth Street, but
Krystal's on Sadler was jam-packed
with customers.
South of Sadler, on 14th Street,
Amelia Island Parkway and A1A, traf-
fic backed up for miles as workers
tried to get onto the island for their
jobs. Eighth Street was closed at the
Parkway, forcing a detour and causing
traffic delays beyond the Wal-Mart
Supercenter in Yulee.
Power was restored about 9:30
a.m., more than eight hours after the
outage, and traffic began to ease as
the road was opened about that time.
Peter William Dwinnell Jr., 29, of
Yulee was charged with DUI after his
vehicle swerved off the road and hit a
power pole in front of Sonny's Bar-B-
Q just after 1 a.m., Nassau County
Sheriff's Office Public Information
Officer Angela Spears said. Spears
could not confirm that the broken pole
also hit a tractor-trailer on Eighth
POWER Continued on 3A




Lenders



court



resort
MICHAEL PARNELL
News-Leader
A federal judge approved Thursday
a temporary financing scheme to keep
Amelia Island Plantation running while
its future is decided in court. That
means the company would make pay-
roll today and begin to pay bills for
new services.
The judge approved a short-term
financing plan that includes local
investors who live on the Plantation
and Prudential Financial Services Inc.,
which has $29 million worth of mort-
gages on Plantation property.
Prudential would be debtor-in-posses-
sion and put up the money needed to
operate the resort while a reorganiza-
tion plan is finalized and then imple-
mented.
Chief Judge Paul M. Glenn of U.S.
Bankruptcy Court for the Middle
District of Florida heard testimony this
week from the various parties, includ-
ing a session Thursday.
Amelia Island Plantation Vice
President Richard Goldman said both
plans before the judge would keep the
resort operating by providing $3-5 mil-
lion in short-term financing. "Based
on very conservative projections, $5
million gets us at least to the end of
(2010)," Goldman said.
In any event, the company will be
back in court in 60 days. The judge
then would begin consideration of
which long-term plan of reorganiza-
tion to accept.
That could be a plan put forward by
Prudential, or one offered by Red
Maple, which was formed by 22
Plantation residents that committed
more than $20 million to assure the
resort's future, a combination of their
plans or a plan offered by another party.
MetLife, for example, another finan-
cial services company, has expressed
interest in purchasing some of the
RESORT Continued on 4A




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FRIDAY, November 20,2009 NEWS News-Leader


$75,000 damage at
Fernandina Beach Junior
High School.
November 21, 1984


10 YEARS AGO

Lewis Faison, 85, of
Fernandina Beach died
Nov. 15, leaving a legacy
of service and community
spirit.
November 24, 1999


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lows in the
mid 50s.

Sunrise:
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Sunset:
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70s and
lows in the
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Sunrise:
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WEEKLY UPDATE


Angel Food notice
Angel Food Ministries
announces that the coupon
codes for November do not
expire until the end of the
month. Customers can still
use these codes to place
orders for December. The
current coupon codes are
"Turkey5," which gives 5
percent off the "Signature
Box" of Angel Food, and
"NOVSP2," which gives 5
percent off the "Special
Meat Box #2." For informa-
tion visit www.angelfood-
ministries.com.
'Can-Can' drive
The Optimist Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
its annual Can-Can Food
Drive Nov. 21 at Food Lion
and Winn Dixie from 10
a.m.-2 p.m., as well as area
neighborhoods. Donations
will go to the Barnabas
Center. Call Matt at 624-
6400 for large donations.
For information about
the Optimist Club of Fern-
andina Beach - Friends of
Youth, call President John
Crow at 261-5625 or come
as a guest to a meeting,
held each Wednesday from
noon-1 p.m. at Sliders'.
Blood drives
The Blood Alliance will
hold community blood
drives Nov. 21 from 9 a.m.-3
p.m. at Kmart and 9 a.m.-5
p.m. at Publix in Fernan-
dina Beach. For an appoint-
ment to donate visit
www.thebloodalliance.com.
Stress relief
The Council on Aging
has partnered with Maria
Murphy, MA, LCPC, LM
HC prov., to present "Holi-
day Stress Relief for Care-
givers" Dec. 3 from 1:30-
3:30 p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Senior Center
(across from Baptist
Medical Center Nassau).
Free adult day care avail-
able with pre-registration.
Space is limited. To regis-
ter, call Debra Domb-kows-
ki at 261-0701, ext. 113 or
Maria Murphy at 261-7022.

Recreation
meeting
The Nassau County
Recreation Commission
will meet Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at
the County Building, 45195
Mussel White Road, Calla-
han. The public is invited.
Call 548-4689.
'Festive Recycling
Join the city of Fernan-
dina Beach for "Festive
Recycling" from 8 a.m.-2
p.m. Dec. 5 at Eighth and
Lime streets.
Recycled for free are:
glass, flares, pesticides and
fertilizer, paint and paint
thinners, aerosols, corro-
sives, propane tanks, pool
chemicals, automotive bat-
teries, number 1 and 2 plas-
tic, aluminum cans, flores-
cent bulbs, electronics and
appliances, tires (limit 4),
household cleaners, hazar-
dous chemicals, cardboard,
medications, gasoline and
diesel fuel and waste oil
and filters. Paper shred-
ding services will be avail-
able from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


OBITUARIES


David Stewart
Beavers
Memorial services for David
Stewart Beavers, 66, of Eufaula,
AL, will be held today, Friday,
November 20, 2009 at 10 A.M.,
at the Chapman Funeral Home
Chapel in Eufaula with the Rev.
Glenn Brock officiating. Mr.
Beavers died Tuesday, Novem-
ber 17, 2009, in Columbus,
Georgia.
Born August 22, 1943, in
Lawrence, Kansas, he was the
son of the late Mary Jeraldine
and Clair Layton Beavers. Mr.
Beavers served in the United
States Navy aboard the USS
Saratoga from 1962 to 1966. He
was employed with Container
Corp. of America in Fernandina
Beach, Florida before moving
to Eufaula, Alabama where he
retired from Mead Westvaco in
June 2006 with 30 years of serv-
ice. In addition to his parents,
Mr. Beavers was preceded in
death by his younger brother,
Timothy Seldon Beavers.
He is survived by his wife of
43 years, Gloria Nettles Beaver,
Eufaula, AL.; 2 sons, Timothy
Stewart (Paula) Beavers,
Waynesville, OH. And John
Seldon (Amber) Beavers,
Eufaula, AL; his grandchildren,
Kyle and Ashley Back, Brandon
Back, Alexis Messick, Travis
and Daniel Beavers, Logan and
Lindsey Beavers; 1 great grand-
son, Hudson Back.
The family will receive
friends at the funeral home
immediately following the serv-
ice. Flowers will be accepted
or donations may be made to
the Parkview Baptist Church
in Eufaula, Alabama.
Chapman Funeral Home
Eufaula. Ala.

The Rev. James
T. Dunnam
The Rev. James T Dunnam,
80, passed away Mon., Nov. 16,
2009, in Hattiesburg, MS. Born
July 2, 1929, in Bothwell, Miss.,
he surrendered to preach
January 11, 1948, He led many
people to Christ during his 61
years in the Southern Baptist
ministry.
He is survived by his wife of
48 years, Betty Sue Holt
Dunnam; three children, Susan
Carol Dunnam Raines (Bill),
Jamie Sue Dunnam Johnson
(Tim) and
James T. (Jim)
and Monetha Kay Dunnam Jr.
(Michele);
three sisters,
Mrs. Herbert
(Joan) Young,
June Everitt
and Monetha Kay Dunnam and
four granddaughters, Kristin,
Karis, Keegan and Elizabeth.
Rev. Dunnam resided in Florida
for 44 years. Rev. Dunnam
graduated from Mississippi
College in 1952 and got his
Bachelor of Divinity from New
Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary in 1955. Rev. Dunnam
was the Pastor at First Baptist


Church of Fernandina Beach
twice (1962-68 and 1989-95). In
1967, Rev. Dunnam researched
and wrote the history of the
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Services were held at
Freeman Funeral Home and
First Baptist Church of Leakes-
ville, Mississippi today, Friday,
November 20,2009. View more
information and sign his guest-
book at www.freemanfh.com.
Freeman Funeral Home
Leakesville. Miss.

Michael L Mauldin
Surrounded by his loving
family, Michael L Mauldin, 50,
went to be with our Lord and
Savior, Jesus Christ, following a
brief illness. He fought his ill-
ness courageously and remains
a hero to all that knew him.
Michael was born
September 29, 1959 in Jack-
sonville Florida to parents Jack
and Harriet Mauldin of High
Springs Florida. Michael was a
graduate of Forest High School
and proudly went on to serve
his country in the United States
Air Force where he was select-
ed to attend the Department of
Defense Language institute in
Monterey Bay, California. Mike
earned a degree in Computer
Technology and became
Information Services Director
for the Clay County Clerk of the
Courts and later as the Deputy
Chief Information-Technology
for the Nassau County Clerk of
Courts. Mike's career for the
State lasted 27 years.
Michael's true passions
were theater, family gatherings,
hitting the gym, reading and
music. Michael's music collec-
tion and exquisite taste in a vari-
ety of artists, served as a sound-
track to his active and
successful life. His ability to
make all those around him feel
at ease and comfortable was
truly one of his greatest gifts.
Michael is survived by his
devoted wife Janet Mauldin, son
Marcus Meyer and his wife
Emilia Meyer, daughter Ryann
Wertz, Grand children Mason
and Sophia Meyer, his Parents
Jack and Harriet Mauldin,
brothers Russell Mauldin,
Daniel Mauldin, and David
Mauldin, Sister-in-law Pam
Mauldin, all of Jacksonville, his
grandmother, Ruth Mauldin of
Jacksonville, Brothers-in-Law
Stephen Prevatt (Wife Carolann
Prevatt), Stephen Miller of
Green Cove Springs, Lt Col
(ret) Donald Miller of Western
Grove, Arkansas, numerous
Nieces, Nephews, Uncles and
Aunts and Loving friends and
extended family.
The family wishes to espe-
cially thank the doctors, nurses,
and support staff of St. Vincent's
Hospital for their relentless
fight for Michael's recovery.
Their constant devotion to
Michael is deeply appreciated
by the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that any donations be


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made to the "Cup Ministry" c/o
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Gables, EO. box 629 Callahan
Florida. The Cup Ministry is a
ministry supporting food bank
- a charity that Michael and
Janet loved. Thank you to all of
our friends at the First Baptist
Church of Gray Gables. Thank
you dearly to all of our friends
in Yulee, Fernandina Beach,
Callahan, Green Cove Springs
and Jacksonville, for all of your
constant, supportive love dur-
ing our difficult time. Service
will be held today, Friday,
November 20th, 2009 at First
Baptist Church of Gray Gables,
in Callahan Florida. Services
begin at 11:30 am. Everyone is
invited for lunch in the fellow-
ship-hall immediately following
the service.
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James W Tyson
Mr. James W. Tyson, age 83,
of Fernandina Beach, passed
away on Monday, November
16, 2009 at Shands of Jack-
sonville.
Born in Starke, Florida, he
was the son of the late, James
W. and Eula Covington Tyson,
Sr. Mr. Tyson had worked and
retired from Container
Corporation of
America in
Fernandina
Beach. For the
past fifty years,
he has made
Fernandina
Beach his
home after moving from
Waverly, Georgia.
Mr. Tyson was a longtime
member of the First Baptist
Church of Yulee.
He is preceded in death by;
his wife, Eldora Baker Tyson,
who passed away in 2005.
He leaves behind, three
daughters, Jean Tyson, Miami,
FL, Joyce Tyson, Jacksonville,
FL, Edna Steeples (Kenneth),
Fernandina Beach, FL, a son,
Tommie Benton, Brunswick,
GA, one brother, Sam DeSue
(Mamie), Starke, FL, two sis-
ters, Pauline DeSue, Winter
Haven, FL, Veronica DeSue,
Starke, FL, two brothers in law,
Jim Baker, Waverly, GA, Ed
Baker, Brookman, GA, eleven
grandchildren, sixteen great
grandchildren, two great great
grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
His family will receive
friends on Monday, November
23, 2009 from 5:00-7:00 pm at
the Oxley Heard Funeral
Home, Fernandina Beach, FL.
Funeral services will be at
1:00 pm on Tuesday, November
24, 2009 at the First United
Christian Church, Brunswick,
GA with Reverend Tommie
Benton, officiating.
Mr. Tyson will be laid to rest
beside his wife in the Rising
Daughter Baptist Church
Cemetery, Waverly, GA.
Please share his life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
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The log cabin in Central Park, home to American
Legion Post 54 since about 1940, has deteriorated so
much that it will have to be torn down, city commis-


sioners were told Tuesday.

LOG Continued from 1A
50 years ... the building does
need to be safely removed."
Jernigan also said the club
"would like the opportunity to
look into that lot, along the
same lines as the log cabin."
The log cabin occupies a cor-
ner of the city's Central Park.
Suanne Thamm, chair of
the Historic District Council,
said the council was "sad-
dened" by the loss of the
building, for which they had
been seeking national regis-
ter status.
"We did not know it had
deteriorated to that extent,"
Thamm said. But, she said,
since the building is not locat-
ed in the historic district, it
does not have any legal pro-
tection. Thamm suggested the
city should take better care of
its historic structures such as
the railroad depot downtown
and the Peck Community
Center.



POWER
Continued from 1A
Street nor could she say what
kind of vehicle Dwinnell was
driving.
The impact caused the
pole to break in several places,
wiping out a transmission line
that serves the entire north
end of the island, said Louie
Johnson, engineering man-
ager at Florida Public Utilities.
"We had to replace the
pole," Johnson said. "It creat-
ed a fault that nearly burned
the line."
Local businesses were
affected by the power outage.
An employee at Nassau
Health Foods said the store
opened late due to concerns
about frozen and refrigerated
food, but those items were
unaffected.
Southside Elementary


"How could a historic
building be allowed to deteri-
orate to this point?" Thamm
asked. "It's beer and nicotine
that's holding the building up
right now." Thamm also sug-
gested the city appoint a his-
toric building supervisor. "We
have got to be good stewards
of what the city owns," she
said.
City Manager Michael
Czymbor conceded that the
city had not been a good stew-
ard of its historical treasures,
but he also noted that Thamm
had recommended a historical
survey of the area around the
cabin prior to demolition.
Mayor Susan Steger said
she remembered her mother
taking her into the log cabin as
a young girl when it was being
used as a voting location.
Sasser said the only part
of the building that could pos-
sibly be salvaged was the
chimney.
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School 1
Principal
Cindy Olson
said every-
thing at the
school
remained
.4 on sched-
ule, but due
Dwinnell to the power
outage
Thursday's
turkey dinner school lunch
was rescheduled for today.
Dwinnell was treated at
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau following the crash,
Spears said. He is being
held at the Nassau County
Jail without bond, according
to the Sheriff's Office web-
site.
Reporter Ryan Smith and
Editor Michael Parnell con-
tributed to this story.
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study of the post office and
other downtown historic build-
ings - said there had been a lot
of progress toward acquiring
the post office over the last
three years.
"Here we stand at the fork
in the road," Kaufman said.
"We've learned that this is an
important anchor to the down-
town.... The building continues
its decay. We hear about the
cost of renovation, but don't
hear about the cost of doing
nothing."
So far, the city has spon-
sored two assessments of the
post office building, both by
Universal Engineering Servic-
es. A lead-based-paint assess-
ment found that over half the
200 samples taken throughout
the building were in the "pos-
itive" category for lead.
And in an air-quality assess-
ment, samples indicated the
presence of "elevated to
extremely elevated mold con-
centrations within the struc-
ture." One particular mold
spore found in the building has
been linked to "sick building
syndrome." Most of the mold
growth is in the basement,
according to the study.
Bruce Malcolm, former
mayor and chair of the Historic
District Council, said the issue
of the post office has been
"close to my heart for a long
time."
"To lose (the post office)
would be to lose a big chunk of
downtown," Malcolm said.
'The beach is not the biggest
attraction (in Fernandina
Beach). The historic district is
the single biggest attraction.
To taint it would be a tragedy."
But resident Lynn Williams
suggested that before "rush-
ing ahead" in an "impetuous
fashion," the city should get
some estimates of what a ren-
ovation would cost.
"Let's get representatives
to negotiate with (the Postal
Service) openly," Williams said.
Jan Cote-Merow also urged
the city to proceed cautiously
in the current economic envi-
ronment.
Susan Siegmund of the
Amelia Island/Fernandina
Beach Restoration Foundation
said she agreed with Williams
that a study should be done
"above-board with public par-
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might put money toward a fea-
sibility study. According to a
memo from Czymbor, the city
has already set aside match-
ing funds of $15,000 for a fea-
sibility study by a qualified
architectural firm that has yet
to be chosen.
"This is the kind of building
that doesn't come your way
again," said Jacobs. "It will be
your building; the main thing is
to save it. I hope you take it
and get it done ... the money is
there, it's available. We'll find
the money."
Jacobs also said that,
although there weren't any
structural concerns with the
building, it was necessary to
"seal the envelope," or shore
up the building so no more
damage can occur. "With very
little expense, the city can
maintain it," he said.
"Unless the commission
has the political will to move
forward, it will cost more than
we anticipate," said Suanne
Thamm, chair of the Historic
District Council.
Czymbor encouraged the
idea of assessing the condition
of the post office before any-
thing else is done. There are
still questions, he said, about
handicapped accessibility,
sources of funding and possi-
ble adaptation to a municipal
building, as well as the possi-
bility of other uses besides a
new City Hall.
He also wrote in a memo
to commissioners that he
would have city staff and com-
munity representatives look
into potential funding sources.
"It's an exquisite structure
that suffers from lack of main-
tenance," said City Engineer
Glenn Semanisin. He added
that there are numerous prob-
lems with the building, includ-
ing cracked windows, a leaky
roof and very high levels of
mold in the basement.
"We know where the
money is not coming from,"
said Commissioner Tim
Poynter, "and that's from the
post office. They lost $3.8 bil-
lion in the last fiscal year."
"This is an unbelievable
opportunity," Poynter said.
"We have no choice. The build-
ing is sitting on Centre Street
and it's going to fall down. You
can never negotiate when you
don't own the damn property.
There's no question here, we
must move forward."







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signed up for it and was intro-
duced to what's called close-up
magic."
Even with Spry's experience
performing stage illusions,
close-up magic was a whole
other ballgame. The illusionist
doesn't have the comfort of dis-
tance - he's performing within
feet or even inches of his audi-
ence. However, Spry took to the
form and parlayed it into an
entertaining repertoire of tricks.
While he was learning the
art of magic, Spry was also
learning the art of cooking.
After attending culinary school
at Florida State College at
Jacksonville, he moved to
Fernandina to cook for The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island and later
the Kabuki Japanese Steak-
house. While he cooked for a liv-
ing, Spry began to perform pro-
fessionally again.
"Most of my gigs are wed-
dings," he said. "I also work two
restaurants in Jacksonville -
Grape in St. Johns Towne
Centre and Boston Restaurant
at River City Centre."
Spry roams the dining
rooms on Friday nights, enter-
taining diners.
"It's been very successful for
both restaurants. They get
return customers who like me,
and those customers tell other
people," he said. "A magician is
not only a way to say, Thank
you for coming out.' When you
have a fifteen-minute wait, I'll
entertain you.
"Tuesdays and Wednesdays
I work at different country
clubs," he added. "(Members)
can tell their families, 'Guess
what - it's Tuesday night. Let's
go eat at the club. They have a
magician there.'"
The sleight of hand and mis-
direction involved in illusion
take constant practice, Spry
said.


"It's a real discipline. In my
professional repertoire, I only
do a good 15 or so tricks - but
I practice those hard. Going into
a magic store and buying a trick
doesn't make you a magician."
But what really sells the trick
isn't the trick itself, he said, but
the showmanship with which
it's presented.
"A great magician said, 'If
they like you, they'll like your
magic.' That's what I try for,"
he said. "There are so many
magicians in the world who are
successful with a self-working
trick because their presentation
is so good.
"I call myself a comedy magi-
cian," he added. "That helps
accomplish what I want to do.
But that's the hardest part -
why do I use this line instead of
that line.... To be a good magi-
cian, you have to define your-
self. I use everything to help
my act. I'm Asian, I have an
accent. I use that."
Spry continues to build his
clientele and his repertoire. He's
currently contemplating putting
together a full show. His life is
evolving in other areas as well -
last week, he became an
American citizen.
Through it all, across years
and continents, magic has been
a constant for over half of Spry's
life.
"What's fascinating about
magic is that my job as a magi-
cian is to create the impossi-
ble," he said. "When you're an
adult, you think you know this
and this and this -you have all
the answers. The magic is that
moment that makes you feel
like a kid - that split-second
where you forget everything.
"I don't do it to prove that I
can fool you; I do it for those
five or six split-seconds where
your life is enhanced."
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Who does Amelia Island Co. owe?
Top 20 unsecured creditors
Valleycrest Golf Course Maintenance, Calabasas, Calif. ..... $830,799
Foley & Lardner LLP, Jacksonville ................... . . . $594,472
Nichols, Gudbranson & Cooper, Cleveland ............... $587,216
Sysco/Gulf-Atlantic Services, Jacksonville ............... $544,634
Heritage Paper Co., Jacksonville .................... . . . $242,562
Bachara Construction Law Group, Jacksonville ........... $204,311
Amelia Island Plantation Community Association .......... $175,912
Florida Public Utilities, Fernandina Beach .............. . $163,381
TPG Hospitality Advisory Services, Tampa ............... $150,671
Connecticut General Life Inc., Pittsburgh ................ $123,316
Comcast, Fernandina Beach ..........................$110,024
Thermaserve Inc., Jacksonville ..................... . . . $107,138
KPMG LLP, Dallas . . . .............................. $105,470
Siemens Corp., New Jersey .......................... $100,000
Comcast, Jacksonville ................................ $82,688
Fahlgren, Tampa ..................................... $78,179
Microsoft Licensing GP, Dallas .......................... $69,074
Martin Coffee Co., Jacksonville ...................... . . . $65,919
Coastal Living, Chicago . . . ........................... $60,674
Southern Living, Chicago . . . .......................... $52,378
Source: U.S. Bankruptcy Court records




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Thursday, November 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Celebrate the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau as we unveil the new Talbot Ballroom.
Since 1991, the annual festival has served as the symbolic start of the holiday season.
$89 per person
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Wednesday, November 25 at 5:30 p.m.
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Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m.
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struction on a $22 million ball-
room expansion. The new facil-
ity adds 11,000 square feet to
the property.
'This project was a critical
component of our master plan
to improve the guest experi-
ence, maintain relevance in an
increasingly competitive mar-
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last Friday.
Other large secured credi-
tors owed significant sums are
National Bank of South
Carolina, which financed the
Amelia River golf course project,
and Compass Bank, which
financed the spa and shops on
the Plantation.
There are numerous unse-
cured creditors, who likely
will be paid only a percentage
of what they are owed. The
largest is Valleycrest Golf
Course Maintenance of
Calabasas, Calif., which is owed
$830,799.
Others include Sysco food
services of Jacksonville, owed
$544,634, Florida Public Utilities


Co. of Fernandina Beach,
$163,381, and Comcast of
Fernandina Beach, $110,024.
Amelia Island Co. employs
about 825 people, down from a
high of more than 1,100, and
has a biweekly payroll of about
$750,000.
The 1,350-acre resort is
owned by the Cooper family
trust. Richard L. Cooper, an
Ohio businessman who died
last year at 82, purchased the
property from the Sea Pines Co.
in 1978. Sea Pines Co., which
developed Hilton Head Island,
S.C., originally bought 3,000
acres on the south end of
Amelia Island that was proposed
for a strip mine, but the project
went bankrupt before it could
be developed.
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development will have on the
long-term success of our
resort."
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total available conference space
to 35,000 square feet, including
two sizeable function areas and
a variety of smaller meeting
rooms. The addition of the new
ballroom will allow the hotel to
fulfill the needs of larger con-
ference groups, while accom-
modating increased demand for


destination weddings and social
engagements.
The Talbot Ballroom, named
as a nod to a neighboring bar-
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environs in design as well as
d6cor.
The new ballroom is the cap-
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FRIDAY, November 20, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


Schoolteacher


pleads not guilty


JASON YURGARTIS
News Leader
A Fernandina Beach High
School teacher accused of hav-
ing a sexual relationship with a
17-year-old female student has
pleaded not guilty via a docu-
ment filed by his attorney Nov.
13.
Attorney Thomas E Walker
of J. Scott Nooney and Associ-
ates in Jacksonville filed the plea
of not guilty and waiver of defen-
dant's appearance on behalf of
Stephen Brian Turner, 43, a
journalism teacher and year-
book advisor at FBHS.
Turner is accused of unlaw-
ful sexual activity with a minor,
child abuse, contributing to the
delinquency of a minor, provid-
ing alcohol to a person under
21 years of age and sale, distri-
bution or showing of obscene
material to minors.
A trial date has not been set,
but a pre-trial hearing is sched-
uled for Dec. 3. Assistant State
Attorney Wesley White, director
of the Nassau County State
Attorney's Office, said he was-
n't sure who would prosecute
the case on behalf of the state,
but it's likely to be him or
Assistant State Attorney Doug
Dorsey, or both.
"This is a high-profile case,"
White said. "It will get the atten-
tion of the director and division
chief."
Turner allegedly was invol-
ved in a relationship with the
victim for the past two years,
and that relationship turned sex-
ual more than a year ago,
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Sheriff's
Office.
During that
a time, Turner
bought the
victim a cell
phone, jewel-
ry and was in
the process of
Turner buying her a
ring, police
said.
Turner was arrested at his
parents' Jacksonville home Oct.
29, after police executed arrest
and search warrants at his
Amelia Island home, but found
it cleaned out. He is currently
being held at the Nassau
County Jail.
The original charges con-
cerned activities that allegedly
took place at Turner's condo-
minium home on First Coast
Highway, which is in the coun-
ty's jurisdiction. New charges
were filed earlier this month for
crimes that "reportedly occur-
red within the jurisdiction of
Fernandina Beach," city police
said.
"As far as we know, (the
alleged crimes) didn't happen
at (Fernandina Beach High
School)," Police Capt. David
Bishop said. However, he would
not comment specifically as to
where the alleged crimes took
place, saying only that they hap-
pened within city jurisdiction.
The new charges carry an
additional bond amount of
$450,006.
Turner was suspended with-
out pay by the Nassau County
School District after the allega-
tions surfaced.


County sues critic; court says no


RYAN SMITH
News Leader
The Nassau County Fourth
Circuit Court has denied an
attempt by the county to col-
lect attorney's fees related to
last year's lawsuit attempting
to halt a planned unit develop-
ment in the Marsh Lakes com-
munity.
The suit, filed by Marsh
Lakes resident Robert Wein-
traub, was dismissed in
December by Judge Brian J.
Davis for lack of subject matter
jurisdiction.
On Dec. 31, the county filed
suit seeking almost $30,000 in
attorney's fees from Weintraub.
Marsh Lakes Investors, LLC,
and ABC Liquors, Inc. -which
built a store in the PUD
Weintraub sought to halt - also
joined the county's suit, bring-
ing the total sought from
Weintraub to about $50,000.
Court paperwork filed by
County Attorney David A.
Hallman claimed Weintraub
had filed suit "to harass, cause
delay and expense as retalia-
tion against the county issuing
site plan approvals for the
development of properties of
which development had been
approved decades ago by the
county."


Weintraub Boyle


However, Weintraub's attor-
ney, Deborah Andrews, argued
that the county's countersuit
was a "SLAPP action" - a
"strategic lawsuit against pub-
lic participation," or legal action
filed as retaliation for the orig-
inal lawsuit.
"The Defendants seek to
punish Mr. Weintraub for exer-
cising his First Amendment
right to free speech and con-
stitutional right of access to
courts, and seeks to deter him
from taking action in the future,
so that there is no effective
oversight of government,"
Andrews wrote in a Sept. 30
response to Hallman's filing.
"There was really no basis
for the suit," Weintraub said.
"They were just trying to intim-
idate me. I ran up $4,000 just
defending myself, and that's
part of their strategy to keep
people from filing suit against


the county in the future - but it
won't work."
County Commissioner
Mike Boyle, however, said
retaliation had nothing to do
with the county's decision to
seek fees.
"It was not meant to be retal-
iatory at all," he said. "In my
mind - and I'm only one of the
five - the purpose that I saw
was to serve notice to the gen-
eral public, not just Mr.
Weintraub, that suits against
the county should have a
strong and reasonable founda-
tion. I don't believe that one
did.
"The fact was, that every-
body that bought in Marsh
Lakes, in the covenant they
signed when they purchased
their home, was aware that (a
commercial center could be
built) at any time. To me it's
frivolous to say you don't know
or you forgot."
Part of the county's ration-
ale for seeking attorney's fees
was that Weintraub knew his
suit would fail. In his Oct. 23
ruling, however, Davis held


that reasonable people could
disagree on the application of
the statutes in question.
Therefore, Davis wrote,
Weintraub's original suit was
not frivolous.
But neither, Boyle insisted,
was the county's decision to
seek compensation.
"The reality is, that's tax-
payer money, and we have an
obligation to try and protect
taxpayer money," he said. "... I
think we have an obligation to
the rest of the citizens. If not,
we could be having these suits
every other week."
However, Weintraub is
involved in another suit against
the county, this one over the
county's attempt to change zon-
ing on Crane Island from con-
servation to residential. He said
he wouldn't stop taking legal
action against the government
if he feels it is warranted.
"They were just firing a
warning shot across my bow,"
he said. "But if the county con-
tinues to violate the law and I
could get public support, I
would sue the county again."


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FRIDAY, November 20,2009 NEWS News-Leader


Easter is a little early this year


ready to celebrate
Easter a little early
this year.
Fernandina's Finest Easter,
the fourth in the Wilson
Mystery Series, is finally
printed and on the shelves at
Books Plus. While I have
worked on the first three
books of the Wilson myster-
ies, this is the first book that
carries my solo byline.
The story begins when
Sue Nell Borden, who's come
back home after her fiance's
death, finds a puppy on her
porch one Easter morning.
Little does she know that this
cute retriever is a very
remarkable canine, but the
local veterinarian discovers
the pup's amazing secret. He
quickly realizes that it's going
to take both him and the dog
- as well as some sleuthing by
Fernandina's Finest - to save
Sue Nell.
Meanwhile, Sergeant Jon
Stewart, working for the
newly promoted Captain
Wilson, is chasing whoever is
vandalizing downtown stores.
Soon the sergeant begins to
wonder if these homegrown
thugs are in cahoots with a
sinister stranger who's come


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to town for
no good rea-
son. Can
Stewart -
along with
the vet, the
dog and
other unlike-
ly cohorts -
stop this
murderer
before he
takes aim on
Sue Nell and
her pup?
It's a


good read, if I do say so
myself, and contains the mix
of homicide and history that
this series is known for.
Thanks to the Amelia Island
Museum of History, as well as
several friends who helped
me with my research, I have
featured the Bailey House,
Villa Las Palmas and the
Tabby House in the story. I
also included a little bit about
the history of Memorial
United Methodist Church and
Trinity Methodist Church.
As I worked on the manu-
script during the past year or
so, I became aware that a
number of people are unfamil-
iar with the Gerbing name
and don't know about Gus


Gerbing's contribution to
both horticulture and Amelia
Island. So, with the help of
Mrs. Jane Philips and her
daughter Jane Philips
Collins, I created a mythical
descendent of Gus Gerbing
so I could include that fine
gentleman's story in my own
tale.
More than one of us in the
Writers and Poets Society has
lamented that we would have
done things a little differently
if we'd known that Murder in
Fernandina was going to be
the foundation of this series.
David Tuttle was our lead
writer, and he patiently led 10
of us through the long
process from inception to
publication. Murder had been
on the shelves only a short
time in 2004 when our read-
ers began to ask us questions
we'd left unanswered in this
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We soon discovered that we
worked well together, so we
teamed up to write
Fernandina's Lost Island,
released in 2007.
It was during this collabo-
ration that each of us came up
with our own plot to follow
Lieutenant Wilson on his next
adventure.
We planned to write sepa-
rate books, but promised to
help each other with the cre-
ative process. I started
Fernandina's Finest Easter
shortly after Lost Island
appeared, and David began
his own writing project.
It was a great blow when
David died as I approached
the halfway mark in my
manuscript. I was counting
on him to help me tell Sue
Nell's story. I also wanted
David to tell me more about
the hilarious adventures of
Shorty Livingstone. It was not
to be.
The bright spot in this sad
tale is that David bequeathed
me his manuscript for The
Pelican ofFernandina. Even
as Fernandina's Finest Easter
begins to dawn, I am begin-
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Kay Ellen Brock, a Nassau County school bus driver
for 18 years, says her job has taught her patience.

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HEATHER A. PERRY
News Leader
"We are blessed in Nassau
County to have bus drivers
that consider the safety of stu-
dents their primary concern,"
said Director of Transpor-
tation for Nassau District
Schools David Buchanan.
"I believe all of our bus
drivers perform a very diffi-
cult job in an exemplary man-
ner and Mrs. Brock is among
the best of the best."
Buchanan said Kay Brock
has a "great safety record,


maintains discipline, and is
concerned for students' wel-
fare and safety."
A school bus driver for 18
years, Brock went through
the 40-hour state school bus
driver training as well as
required in-service training
each year.
She enjoys working with
the children and takes pride in
making sure all of her riders
are safe on their journey to
and from school.
"I don't have too many
issues with my bus route,"
said Brock. "I have learned
how to deal with schools and
parents by keeping the com-
munication lines open."
"I tell the kids, you respect
me and I'll respect you. For
the most part, they're a pret-
ty good bunch."
Maintaining order on the
bus is just one task on a list
that includes keeping track of
all students, inspecting the
bus before its two daily runs,
and taking students on field
trips as required.
When not driving the bus,
Brock teaches preschool at
the Amelia Island Parent
Cooperative Preschool.
Leisure time finds her
spending time with daughters
Summer, Autumn and
Jamie as well as the four-
footed members of the
family, dogs Gunner, Lori
and Moon and cats Abel and
Dear.
Originally from Tennes-
see, Brock has lived in Nassau
County for 30 years.
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ings on the beach for a place a little
less - how do I put this - overflow-
ing with roommates and dogs, and I
am quickly rediscovering the joys and woes
of living alone.
See, when I first came to Fernandina
Beach a year and a half
ago, I had literally one
weekend in which to
secure living quarters
before reporting to work.
One could argue that I did-
n't plan that well. Yes, one
could argue that, but one
would be extremely petty
to do so. At any rate, with
NEWS- time so short I took the
ROOM first option I found - name-
VIEwS ly, answering a "roommate
wanted" ad in this very
paper.
Ryan Smith Now, roommates can be
great, but there comes a
time in one's life (Thursday, usually) when
one begins to feel that one is too old to con-
tinue living like a college freshman. Having
reached that time in my own personal life, I
struck out on my own and acquired a spa-
cious apartment.
This has been a boon to me, as I can kick
back on my couch - a couch I never have to
share - and stretch my legs without encoun-
tering someone else's dog. I can open the
cabinets with the assurance that the food
contained therein will always be mine. Any
objectionable young people who appear in
my home will be there because I invited
them, not because they're a roommate's
obnoxious college chums. And of course, I
can now watch "Commando" anytime I
please without worrying that a less cultured
roommate will deride it as garbage.
Things are not all sunshine and roses
and Arnold Schwarzenegger bloodbaths,
however. There's something about living
alone that I had forgotten during my time in
the roommate wilderness: When you're on
your own, the only stuff in your house will
be the stuff that you, personally, own.
Having divested myself of a lot of this stuff
when I moved in with roommates, I now find
myself tragically short on essentials.
The couch that I don't have to share with
anyone, for instance, is a recent acquisition.
For the first few days in my new place, I sat
on the floor. I came very close to buying
some soup last week before remembering
that I no longer possessed a pot, a bowl or a
can opener. Also, I have no microwave.
True, in my kitchen is a large, roughly cube-
shaped appliance that my mother assures
me can be used to heat food, but I am entire-
ly unfamiliar with its operation. All I know is
that I opened the door and looked in, and
it's very, very dark in there.
It's not that I am without any essentials.
For instance, I have a large, inflatable rub-
ber raft in my guestroom closet. How I
came to possess a large rubber raft while
not owning, say, a toaster, is a story that
involves a keg party, Wal-Mart, New
Zealand, an amateur portrait photographer
and a magazine editor. I will not elaborate
further, except to say ducks were also
involved.
Surprisingly enough, the raft has not
really come in handy in my new place. Lord
knows I tried to figure out a way to put it to
use on the night I moved in. Failing that, I
ended up sitting on the floor of my empty liv-
ing room, eating a salami sandwich from a
paper towel and drinking warm Coke from a
plastic cup.
It was the best night at home I'd had in
years.
Ryan Smith is a reporter at the News-
Leader E-mail him at rsmith@fbnewslea
dercom.


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VIEWPOINT/ ROBERT P. HANKS/AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION COMMUNITY ASSOCIAlTON



Plantation 'is a very special place


Editor's note: This letter, dated Nov. 18, was
sent to all Amelia Island Plantation property
owners.

Fellow Community Members:
We are all aware of the economic chal-
lenges which face us globally, nationally, local-
ly, individually and in our Community. We are
indeed in difficult times. The story of Amelia
Island Plantation, with its unsettled and uncer-
tain circumstances, is well understood and is
still being written.
Our Community has three major stakehold-
ers. Each performs a different function. The
Company sells real estate and runs a resort
and conference center. The Club brings its
members together for recreational and social
activities. The Community Association serves
like a small municipality. It has a security
department, maintains common properties,
parks, roads, dunes and drainage and operates
a property owners' clubhouse.
The state of the Community Association is
good. Our finances are strong. Generally, rev-
enues are being received on time. Expenses


We have successfully navigated
rough waters before.
We will again.


have been reexamined and adjusted through-
out 2009 and are under control. We are living
within a conservative budget. We have a plan
for the future.
Our 2009 and 2010 budgets are both in
excess of $3 million. Well over half of each of
these budgets is spent on security and com-
mon properties. Nearly 30 percent of our rev-
enue comes from assessments from the
Company. Our 2010 budget includes cost cut-
ting, deferral of capital expenditures, as well
as an assessment increase of $100. This pro-
posed budget is based on a number of assump-
tions. It assumes no revenue flow from the
Company in 2010. With the expectation of
delayed revenues, expenses have also been
deferred. Budget cuts and deferrals have been


made using the priorities of maintaining our
quality of life and protecting our investments.
We believe that these budget issues are
temporary and short-term. And, we believe
that when revenues flow again in a normal
way, expenses and capital investments will pro-
ceed in a normal way and we'll be back to busi-
ness as usual.
I am optimistic and believe we must face
challenges with a positive outlook. We have
successfully navigated rough waters before.
We will again. Amelia Island Plantation has
been and is a very special place. I am confi-
dent that when the waters calm, our
Community will continue to be that same spe-
cial place, with all the same wonderful quali-
ties that drew us here and with a hope for a
future as promising as its past.
We must all continue to work to achieve
our Common Vision that Amelia Island
Plantation be "a superior resort and residential
Community." Together we can make it hap-
pen.
Robert P Hanks is president of the Amelia
Island Plantation Community Association.


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Go fly a kite?
I took the long way home Friday
afternoon and was rewarded with a
spectacle the likes of which I've
never seen in my life. Traveling east-
bound on Sadler, the road straight-
ens out and makes a beeline for the
ocean. Some distance from the end
I couldn't help but notice a kite high
up in the air in the vicinity of the
beach. Curiosity assumed command
of my attention because it appeared
to be a dog with a cape flowing from
its shoulders in the superhero genre.
As I approached the roundabout,
others began to reveal themselves.
There were fish, red snapper, mahi
mahi, even a big tarpon. "What in
the world is this?" I said to myself.
Then came the big stuff - I mean
really big. They looked like full-
fledged parachutes. I could just
imagine a little kid with his heels
dug into the sand struggling to keep
from being carried up into the sky
and out of sight. I parked the car, got
out, approached the beach and was
struck with a wonder to the eyes.
This kite was nine and a half feet
in diameter at the front, tapering
down to about three feet at the end
with 60 feet in between. It was spin-
ning counter clockwise displaying
every color in the rainbow and sport-
ing at least a dozen 20 to 30 foot
streaming tails equal in brilliance.
There were other configurations: a
five foot tie-dyed pajama bear, an
eight-foot superhero bear complete
with a cape and a big peace sign on
his chest, but the one that really
took the cake was the "Titan."
This thing was gargantuan! Jet-
black with bright yellow trim, it
sported twin 150-foot windsock tails
that swayed about in tandem. Two
hundred square feet of main body
cast a large shadow upon the
ground. Rated for a 30-mile per hour
wind, it required about a 3/8 inch,
1,250-pound test, braided nylon line
made fast to a telephone pole to hold
it down. That "kite" could carry
away a full-grown man.
All were owned by a fellow
named Richard, along with his wife
who had taken to kite-flying as a
hobby in a most enthusiastic man-
ner. The two largest ones retail for
$1,100 each. He said she wanted
one called a Chinese dragon that
was 250 feet in length and cost over
$6,000. I tried to remember the last
time I flew a kite. As I recall, it cost
10 cents and came without the
string. This gave me a whole new
take on the old saying "go fly a kite."
Richard Moser
Fernandina Beach

Kudos to ER
Two weeks ago I was in the
emergency room at Baptist Nassau.


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Everyone there from the recep-
tionists to the nurses to the ER doc-
tor (Dr. Forbaugh) was extremely
kind, pleasant and forthcoming with
all information I needed.
Thank you for making my emer-
gency room experience as pleasant
as possible. You did an excellent
job!
Kathy Keller
Fernandina Beach

Wh's the mob?
Just a few corrections to the
Viewpoint ("Property rights, 'mob
rule' in Old Town," Nov. 18):
"The lots were for sale for five
years and no one in Old Town came
forward to buy."
1. The lots were considered
unbuildable by the state when sold
to the current owners in 2003 for
$10,000.
2. The asking price is $150,000.
"My mother wanted to park as
closely as possible to the front door."
3. This parking area is right at
the junction of two streets and
would endanger both the life of the
driver and of other vehicles.
4. Old Town Guideline 3.53.2
states driveways are not permitted
on the frontage corner of any corner
for safety reasons.
"Professor Michael Harrison
said the house would be a blight on
the city for a 100 years or more."
5. Actually the other Professor
Harrison said, "The home to be built
on lot 8 will, for 100 years or more,
occupy a prominent position at the


entrance to OT - a uniquely his-
toric area."
6. The other Professor Harrison
also interrupted when the writer of
Viewpoint repeatedly referred to
the proposed house as a 1,200-
square-foot house, and as he was
not corrected by the Historic
District Council, she sought to pro-
vide the correct information.
"There were no violations."
7. Those who attended the city
commission meeting heard listed
15 violations that were clearly stat-
ed in the Land Development Code
but which were "interpreted" or
ignored by Community Develop-
ment staff.
"Mob rule in Old Town."
8. There are 44 homes in Old
Town. There are 17 rental units. A
petition was signed by more than 20
concerned property owners who
are concerned to see the Land
Development Code and the Old
Town Guidelines being ignored by
the city manager and Community
Development staff.
Maybe there is mob rule in
Fernandina but it is not in Old
Town.
Jennifer Harrison
Old Town
Skip the turkey
Last week, a failed vice presi-
dential candidate claimed that ani-
mals belong right next to the
mashed potatoes. This week, our
president is pardoning two turkeys.
It's food for thought.
Each of us has the presidential


JOHN COLE/THE SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE


power to pardon a turkey this
Thanksgiving. It shows our com-
passion for an innocent animal, as
well as our concern for our family's
and our planet's health. It's a most
fitting way to give thanks for our
own life, health and happiness.
The 270 million turkeys abused
and slaughtered in the U.S. each
year have nothing to give thanks
for. They breathe toxic fumes in
crowded sheds. Their beaks and
toes are severed. At the slaughter-
house, workers cut their throats
and dump them into boiling water,
sometimes while still conscious.
Consumers too pay a heavy
price. Turkey flesh is laced with
cholesterol and saturated fats that
elevate the risk of heart disease,
stroke and cancer. Careful adher-
ence to government warning labels
is required to avoid food poisoning.
Turkey excrements pollute our
water supplies.
This Thanksgiving, I won't be
calling the Poultry Hot Line, or stay-
ing awake wondering how that
turkey lived and died. I will be join-
ing millions of other Americans in
observing this joyful family holiday
with nonviolent healthful products
of the earth's bounty: vegetables,
fruits, and grains.
A visit to my local supermarket
or health food store and an Internet
search on vegan Thanksgiving will
provide me more recipes and deli-
cious turkey alternatives than I can
possibly use.
Robyn Potter
Fernandina Beach


Fastest-growing cancer in U.S.

Malignant melanoma has been the fastest out, and baby-boomers like tunately it is the fastest growing cancer in
growing cancer in America for the past 20 me did so without regard America that is without any real protocols for
years. Currently, it's ranked eighth among when we were children. chemotherapy or radiation. In other words,
occurrence of cancers in this country and e,. Back in the freewheeling catch it early or else. It is the disease that felled
accounts for nearly 2 percent of all cancer '60's and '70's we slathered Maureen Reagan, Ronald Reagan's daughter,
deaths, according to www.About.com, but is on cocoa butter and laid out in 2001 when she was only 60 years old.
moving up the line. on sand, which is like greas- Go to www.tiffanysmelanomafoundation.
It's just like me to want to be part of the in- ing up and then lying on top org and see a quick list of famous people who
crowd but this time I wish I'd been more selec- of a million little mirrors. recently died from this disease. The site is
tive. Some beachgoers even held emphasizing who dies from skin cancer
I went in to get a mole checked that was a MORE those silver cardboard trays because too many people still assume that it's
little suspicious and found out it was stage two, ADVENTURES up to their face for added less deadly than all other forms of cancer. I got
level four malignant melanoma. At first, I didn't measure. a lot of that myself.
know what any of those things meant but The tricky thing though The site was set up by the family of Tiffany
understood somehow that anything other than Martha about any kind of cancer is it Weirbach, a beautiful 24-year-old woman who
one was bad and four was really, really bad. Randolph takes years to develop so all died from skin cancer. She apparently loved fly-
Like anyone who finds out they have cancer, I of those really poor decisions ing so much she named her dog Cessna and
now know exactly what all of those levels and Carr we made back then are just was fond of riding Honda sport bikes. It goes
stages mean from treatment to likely out- now coming due after we've reformed. That without saying that her loss has left a hole in a
comes. means body checks for suspicious moles are in lot of lives.
I won't leave you hanging and will just tell order and right now. Malignant melanoma is It's another typical trait of ours that we put
you that all tests came back saying nothing had also one of the fastest moving cancers. Waiting off tasks that we don't really like. Going early
spread. That is very good news, particularly can have dire consequences. and getting checked over every square inch of
with skin cancer. If it had spread my survival There are no other symptoms besides your body can save your life. In the meantime,
rate would have jumped down to 50 percent or the visual until it's gone too far. But the good treat the sun with the respect that it deserves.
lower. news is, because this cancer starts on the sur- Avoid tanning beds, wear sunscreen even
However, there's time for more Americans, face, our skin, we can see it in its earliest when driving, and don't attempt to tan the
young and old to do something early about this stages. Use this weapon and make an appoint- skin, especially of your children. It's not worth
disease and stop the spread. First, we have to ment. what might come next. Go get checked every-
stop worshipping the sun at such a close prox- Skin cancer when caught early is easily one.
imity. Sure, this is America and we love to hang dealt with by removal of the tissue. But, unfor- Martha@caglecartoons.com


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CYAN MAGENTA


81 COMMUNITY


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009/NEWS-LEADER


HOMECOMING ROYALTY


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SUBMITTED PHOTOS
Cason Bledsoe, Florida State University senior and
reigning Miss Leon County, rides in FSU's homecom-
ing parade. A member of Alpha Gamma Delta and
president of FSU's equestrian team, she is frequently
on the dean's list. She is working towards a degree in
family and child sciences with a minor in education
and aspires to design an equestrian program for trou-
bled children and teens. Bledsoe is the daughter of
Emma Mills Bledsoe of Fernandina Beach and the
granddaughter of Alice and the late Walter Mills, for-
merly of Fernandina Beach.


WEDDINGS/ENGAGEMENTS

Jones-Hamrick W


Anna Lynne Jones and
Joseph Stewart Hamrick,
both of Fernandina Beach,
will be married at 5 p.m.
Jan. 23, 2010, in Jesup, Ga.,
with Wayne Shelton offici-
ating. The reception will
follow at 910 Ski Lake
Drive, Jesup.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Carey and
Carmen Jones of Jesup, Ga.
The groom-elect is the son
of Stewart and Peggy
Hamrick of Callahan.

Kauffman-Allen
Alice Brook Allen and
Christopher Adam Kauff-
man, both of Fernandina
Beach, were married at 5
p.m. Sept. 19, 2009, at Five


Miss Jones, Mr. Hamrick

Points Baptist Church with
Marcie Crawford, notary, offi-
ciating. The reception fol-
lowed at North Hampton Golf
Club.
The bride is the daughter
of Jack and Cheryl Wortham
of Fernandina Beach. The


Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman

groom is the son of David and
Jan Kauffman of Fernandina
Beach.


MILITARY NEWS


* Navy Seaman Apprentice Melissa D.
Jackson, daughter of Lisa Jackson of Yulee
and Melvin D. Jackson of Jacksonville, re-
cently completed U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program, Jackson
completed a variety of training, which includ-
ed classroom study and practical instruction
on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft
safety. An emphasis was also placed on physi-
cal fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is


"Battle Stations," an exercise that gives
recruits the skills and confidence they need
to succeed in the fleet. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the basic warrior attrib-
utes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and
endur-ance in each recruit through the prac-
tical application of basic Navy skills and the
core values of honor, courage and commit-
ment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account what it means
to be a sailor.
Jackson is a 2005 graduate of Mandarin
High School of Jacksonville.


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at Callahan First


was Nov. 5-6 for
Callahan First
Baptist Church.
Thanksgiving Praise Service
is Nov. 24. Coming up in
December is a concert with
Todd Fields Dec. 13.
Thank you, church family,
for making it possible for us
to attend the Timothy/Barna-
bas Conference. We were
challenged and encouraged
through this time away. We
believe some of the things we
learned will enhance our min-
istry here at First Baptist
Church.
You are an awesome
church to recognize your staff
needs these opportunities for
instruction and refreshment.
We love you and thank the
Lord for you. In His love,
Lynn and Peggy, Cliff and
Suzy, Todd and Robin, Doug
and Janan, Grant and Melissa,
P.J. and Melanie.
Grief and Share, Chapel
C202, facilitated by Douglas
Hodges and Malcolm Adams.
Divorced Care for Kids,
Auditorium 205, facilitated by
Martha Fachko. Divorce
Care, facilitated by Larry
Tipton and Linda Reddish,
C201. First Place Health:
becoming healthy physically,
spiritually, mentally and emo-
tionally, Room A113, facilitat-
ed by Jean Addy. Anointed,
transformed, redeemed,
Chapel 101-103, facilitated by
Missy Coxwell. Crown
Financial ministries, manag-
ing money God's Way, facili-
tated by Duane and Sharon
Grice.
Senior Saints Ministry of
Springhill Baptist Church had
28 eager seniors gather in the
small kitchen area of the
Family Life Center, as is their
custom every month. Our
purpose is to honor God and
fellowship together as He has
taught us to do. As always,
Jenny Corbitt and Moreta Lee
were there early, making tea
and coffee and setting the
tables up for our meal. Jenny
called the meeting to order
and made announcements.
She asked for prayer
requests, followed with
prayer, asking God's mercy
on the sick and thanking Him
for our many blessings.
John Ballard retrieved
some hymn books from the
sanctuary so Minnie could
play for us to sing and sing
we did. Minnie asked for
requests and graciously
played for each one. Thank
you, Minnie and John.
Irene Weller read several
interesting and amusing
papers. We just laughed a lot
and enjoyed each one. We
also received a blessing from
some stories that others read.
At 11:30 a.m., Pastor
Dwayne gave thanks for our
food. We were dismissed to
enjoy yet another meal. With
good pork roast and pork bar-
becue prepared by Joe and
Bonnie Merritt, along with
the good that was contributed
by all people that attended. As
always, the food was deli-
cious, but this time, it was just
the best ever.
Keep in mind we meet the
first Thursday of each month
at 10 a.m. and would be
delighted to have you join us
there. Come, bring a covered
dish or two and a friend or
two. You will receive a bless-


* How do we show people that we Jike them? Are
we friendly and helpful to those with whom we
come in contact with each day? Do we greet
strangers with a smiJe and a friendly word, or are
we too busy with our own Jife that we don't get
irnvolednlo ess it can benefit us in some way? And
although we may sometimes be a Jittle hesitant to
speak to someone because we are unsure of their
reaction, most people are indeed quite hriendly
Often, a simpe personal comment such as, I Jike
your jacket, or "nice shirt" is al we need to say to
show someone that we JIke something about them
Recently I saw a gentleman at a RiIng station and I
asked him how he Jiked his new car He quicky
replied thathe rely Jiked it and he was glad he
had bought it Athough we only tfked for a few
minutes, it was nice talking to a stranger and I think
perhapsweboth felt betterwhenwe parted The
Bidle teJJs us that we should be kind to strangers
Let ourligh soshin beore because we never know when we may be
entertaining anges
(Hebrews 10 2) Maybe that
r alone is a good enough
yuFhrhiihan reason to show others that
we Jike them


ing. Libby
Sutton.
The
Florida
Baptist
Mobile
Dental Unit
was in our
area Sept. 28
HILDA through Oct.
IILDAS 2. It was
HEAR- located at
ABOUTS First Baptist
Church,
Callahan this
Hilda year. The
Higginbotham unit was
equipped to
do fillings and remove teeth.
In order to qualify for
these services, you had to
make an appointment at First
Baptist Callahan. If you are in
need of services or know
someone who is and want
more information, contact the
Northeast Florida Baptist
Association office at 225-5941.
Ten Great Dates to
Energize Your Marriage.
Reclaim the spark, connection
and creativity you felt when
you were first dating in your
marriage. Upcoming dates
are Dec. 4 and Dec. 18.
Childcare will be provided by
reservations. Contact Doug
Hodges at dough@callahan
fbc.org or (904) 879-0488 to
make reservations, or if you
need more information.
Singles Fellowship was
hosted by Jane Murphy Oct.
16. See Sunday bulletin for
details.
On Oct. 28 Children's
Choir at ABC traveled to
Osprey Village to sing for the
residents.
The annual Pig Pickin' at
Amelia was enjoyed Nov. 7.
Nov. 26 is Thanksgiving Day.
Thank you, Lord, for the
many blessings.
Operation Christmas Child
Collection Week was Nov. 9-
13. Our goal was 85 boxes.
This helps bring the joy of
Christmas to children around
the world by filling up a shoe
box. Yulee Baptist Church is
having pastor search commit-
tee meetings at the associa-
tion office and their church.
Pray for this important office
to be filled with God's choice.
Northeast Florida news
taken from our Florida
Baptist Witness: Dunns Creek
Baptist Church honored
Pastor Dave Molmberg on his
20th anniversary Oct. 3. The
surprise roast was accom-
plished with the help of his
wife, Sherif.
Since 1989, the church has
tripled in membership to 350,
built a fellowship hall facility
and currently awaits comple-
tion of its 600-seat sanctuary
and multi-purpose building.
May the Lord continue to
bless this friendly church. I've
visited there when it enter-
tained seniors of our
Northeast Florida Baptist
Association. Great food, pro-
gram and fellowship.
Nancy Hughes thanks the
serving team when our
church, Amelia Baptist, host-
ed the annual meeting of the
Northeast Florida Baptist
Association Nov. 8. You came
through in typical Amelia
Baptist fashion. Thank you for
responding so wonderfully.
Pastor Neil Helton would
also like to express gratitude
to all for decorating (Wow, it
was beautiful), the setup,
takedown or had or had any-
thing to do with making that
evening the wonderful suc-
cess that it was.
The community is invited
to experience a 1940s
Christmas homecoming Dec.
11 and 13 at 7 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church. This musical
includes a seven-member
drama cast and 45 singers
from five area churches,
accompanied by a 13-piece
instrumental ensemble. We
will have special recognition
of our war veterans. No
admission. For children
through age 4, childcare is
available with reservations.
Call 261-9527.
Women's Ministry, Amelia,
save the date Jan. 30 for


Baptist

Ladies Night Out.
June Grose was hostess
for the Hazel Allen Circle Oct.
13. Sixteen members were
present. Thelma Lewis gave
the program. She had written
a jingle honoring LeJean
Allan, the former chairman of
the circle. June presented
LeJean and Thelma gifts.
After the business ii.. ihn,.
songs were sung. June served
a lovely luncheon, which she
had prepared. June Darby is
the new circle chairman.
Prayer Threads met Oct.
21 in the Family Life Center
102-103. Prayer Threads is a
group of ladies who meet to
pray and sew together
biweekly at Callahan First
Baptist Church. The group
sews items for our clown hos-
pital ministry. This ministry
needs more toys and prayer
shawls. No skills necessary.
They are happy to teach
.l ...I. llinL. sewing or craft-
ing. You may want to bring a
lunch bag. If you would like
to participate but aren't crafty,
they can use donations of
small individually wrapped
chocolate bars, fiber fill for
stuffing or other sewing sup-
plies. Any questions should
be directed to Sherry
Spaulding at (904) 879-5543.
I hope many of you who
know Bobby Hart read the
nice article in the Times-
Union Nov. 8 about Veterans
Day, "A Family's Medals." I
read all the letters he wrote to
the Nassau County Record
when he was serving in Iraq a
few years ago, tears stream-
ing down my face many
times. I had the pleasure of
knowing him before he left.
The late Robert Hart,
Bobby's father, temporarily
dropped out of high school
during WWII, joined the army
and landed on the beaches of
Normandy on the third day of
the D-Day invasion. He came
away with two bronze stars,
apparently for bravery on the
battlefield.
His son, Bobby, earned a
bronze star for meritorious
service in a war zone with the
Army reserves a few years
ago in Iraq.
And Bobby's son, Dustin, a
captain in the Air Force,
returned in July from
Afghanistan, where he, too,
earned a bronze star for meri-
torious service.
How rare is that? The
bronze star is one of the four
highest medals given by the
military. Bob Buehn, the city
of Jacksonville's military liai-
son, puts it in perspective.
Buehn served in the military
30 years. But, until now, he
had never heard of three gen-
erations of any family earning
one. Maybe nobody should
be surprised.
The Harts, after all, are a
military family. Both of Dus-
tin's grandfathers were in the
military; so were all five
great-uncles. But his father
was never supposed to go
and, but for an act of God,
Dustin would never have
enlisted. He wouldn't have
been alive to do it.
Bobby Hart says his
uncles wanted him to join
after high school, but he had
no interest. "I didn't want to
get my hair cut," he quips,
stroking his bald head. He
changed his mind a few years
ago.
Dustin, on the other hand,
dreamed his entire life of
serving in the military. Then,
fate intervened.
While attending the
University of Florida and
preparing to enter the Air
Force flight school, he paused
one day to watch a paintball
game. A stray paintball pellet
slammed into his eye, detach-
ing the retina.
When Bobby got out, he
came to surprise me one day
with roses and a big bear hug.
Three Harts, all related, all
military men, all bronze star
winners.
"May our Great Heavenly
Father continue to watch over
us and keep us in His loving
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FRIDAY, November 20, 2009/News-Leader


RELIGION 9


A stick, a crowd and a bit of wisdom


"What on earth is going on?" my
friend said as he rounded the corner
and saw the crowd. There, standing
in the middle of the road, were sever-
al of his neighbors, one of which was
holding a stick. As my friend got
closer, the reason became clear. Now
please understand, my friend is as
easy going a guy as you'll ever meet,
but the idea of someone using a
large stick to solve a neighborhood
problem was more than he could
bear. So, he decided to intervene.
As his truck door closed and he
walked toward the crowd, all he
could think about was how he would
approach the problem. Thankfully,
he knew some things that the guy
holding the stick didn't. For instance,
large turtles blocking the road don't
respond well when poked at. I did


mention the fact
that the problem
was a turtle, didn't
I? Well, that's what
it was and at that
moment he was
hunkered down and
going nowhere.
With his head just
barely visible and
PULPIT legs drawn up into
NOTES his shell, the con-
cerned neighbors
and frightened tur-
Pastor tle were at a stand-
Rob Goyette off.
If it hadn't been
for my friend's wise approach from
the turtle's backside, and his willing-
ness to lift him up and relocate him
to the other side of the road, there's


no telling how long the drama would
have continued.
With legs squirming while being
escorted through the air, the turtle
was as happy as anyone to have the
problem solved. "Wow," the neigh-
bors told my friend. "You're really
good at that." The truth is, it was just
a little bit of wisdom and experience
in action.
Now perhaps you're saying,
"Pastor Rob must be running out of
ideas for his articles; this one, like
his turtle, is going nowhere." Well, if
you want the truth, I shot most of my
idea arrows about a year and half
ago. Since then, I just take it week by
week. Somehow, I think God enjoys
it that way. It keeps me leaning on
Him. Either way, the day I wrote this
article, I saw a turtle crossing the


road and thought about my friend's
story and then about you and me.
Isn't it interesting how two parties
wanting the exact same thing can
find themselves at an impasse?
Think about it. All the turtle was
looking for was to get where he was
going, the same thing those driving
through the neighborhood wanted.
And, who would have thought, the
answer to the problem was all in the
angle from which it was approached.
I don't know about you, but the few
times I've tried using the stick
method -metaphorically speaking of
course - things have never worked
out. Even though I'm sure the neigh-
bors were trying to help the turtle by
preventing him from being run over,
the stick approach somehow didn't
communicate that message very


well.
The point; effective conflict reso-
lution begins when one party is will-
ing to lift the other party up - not by
carrying a big stick. Like my friend
who understood the defensive pos-
ture the turtle had assumed, and as a
result chose a different and more
productive method, so we are wise if
we do the same. At a time when so
many people find themselves rela-
tionally stuck, perhaps it's time to try
a different approach.
"Happy is the man that finds wis-
dom, and the man that gets under-
standing. Her ways (wisdom) are
ways of pleasantness, and all her
paths are peace." (Proverbs 3:13, 17)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org


Bus ministry
Blackrock Baptist Church has started a bus
ministry in the Yulee area, for children and
their families, including a fantastic learning
experience in Sunday School followed by chil-
dren's church and more exciting games. Adults
go to regular worship. The route covers every
house between 1-95 in Yulee and the Shave
Bridge. The bus runs on Sunday mornings.
Sunday School starts at 9:15 a.m. Worship
services start at 10:30 a.m. The church is locat-
ed at 96362 Blackrock Road in Yulee. For infor-
mation, call 261-6220.
Sounds of Christmas
Bell ringing for The Salvation Army Hope
House begins today at four area locations and
will expand to nine just after Thanksgiving.
Organizers are still in need of bell ringers both
on the island and in Yulee. If you, your club,
group or ministry can donate just two hours of
your time showing the love of Jesus with your
smile and a joyful "Merry Christmas" greeting,
the Salvation Army needs you. Call Mary
Moore or Susan Lane at 321-0435 to schedule.
Shabbat service
The Jewish Community of Amelia Island
will hold a Shabbat Service at the home of
Deborah and Ronald Price at 6:30 p.m. tonight.
For further information contact Deborah Price
at (904) 310-6060 or DEB203@aol.com.
Men's conference
The Men's Department of Greater
Fernandina Beach Church of God, 305 S.
Fourth St., will celebrate its annual Men's


Conference Weekend beginning today at 7:30
p.m., with a prayer breakfast Saturday at 9 a.m.
and ending Sunday at 11:30 a.m. All men are
welcome to share in the event.
Clothes giveaway
Harbor Shores Ministries is a non-profit
organization that is accepting tax-deductible
donations to help local community needs.
On Nov. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., members
will give away clothing at Harbor Shores
Apostolic Church in Victoria's Place Shopping
Center, across A1A from Super Wal-Mart in
Yulee.Participants may also register for one of
several turkeys to be given away.
To donate clothes or items for the action
center, call 225-0963.
Love Ministry
The Love Ministry invites the community to
hear Co-Pastor Tiffany Donley of Yah Weh
Deliverance Ministries in Callahan. Meet at
Covenant Community Church, 528 S. Eighth
St., Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.
Celtic service
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave., continues to offer a Celtic Service the
fourth Sunday of the month, filled with music,
candlelight and opportunities for contempla-
tion and meditation. The next service is Nov.
22 at 6 p.m. The community is welcome. Call
261-4293.
Church meeting
In pursuit of its 2010 particularization,

RELIGION Continued on I 1A


Canned goods drive
Grace Community
Church is collecting canned
goods and turkeys for distri-
bution the week of Thanks-
giving. If you are a family or
know of a family that is in
need and could use a food
care package for Thanksgiv-
ing, contact the church at
491-0363 or office@gracenas-
sau.com. You may also con-
tact the church to make a
canned good or cash for
turkeys donation.
Community service
Memorial United Metho-
dist Church will hold a
Community Thanksgiving
Service on Nov. 24 at 7 p.m.
at 601 Centre St. The mes-
sage, "Giving Thanks in All
Things," will be delivered by
Dr. Doug Ganyo, associate
pastor of First Presbyterian
Church. The interdenomina-
tional service is sponsored
by the Ministerial Alliance of
Nassau County. All are wel-
come.

Mount Olive
celebration
The Mount Olive Histori-
cal Restoration Society


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Queen Quet, chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation,
presents a New Testament Bible, Gullah translation to
William Jefferson and his mother Laura Rhodes,
descendants of the founders of Little Mount Olive in
Nassauville. A service of Thanksgiving will be held
Nov. 28.


invites the community to join
the Hooper family of
Nassauville in a
Thanksgiving praise service
and history presentation on
Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. at Little
Mount Olive Baptist Church
on Old Nassauville Road.
Following the service, the
society will present part
three of its series on the
Rural Black History of


Nassau County with a discus-
sion on rural education in
the early 20th century. All
who wish to join the worship
and share their memories of
rural education are welcome.
The program is presented in
cooperation with the
Gullah/Geechee Cultural
Heritage Committee of
Northeast Florida. For infor-
mation call (904) 502-1992.


WChristwalk
CChurch

Sunday Celebration
10:00 am
"Kidswalk" 10:00 am
Takeout" Wed 6:30pm
2920 Bailey Road
261-7120 thechristwalkcom



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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
261-4741
www.springhillbaptistfb.org


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AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
An Interdenominational
Community Church
SUNDAY WORSHIP
November 22,2009 * 9:15 a.m.
MESSAGE: The Key to Thanksgiving"
Sunday School Classes:
&00 AM "Reclaiming Paul"
10:30 AM- "The Pilgrim's Progress"
(Nursery Provided)
-ALL ARE WELCOME-
The Chapel is located behind
The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation
36 Bowman Road
,9114) 277- 4414
www.ameliachapel.com


St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
8:45 a.m. Breakfast - Burns Hall
9:30 a.m. Christian formation for all.
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship - 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' - 2nd Sunday
904-261-4293
www.stpetersparish.org


YULEE UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
Please join us for
SUNDAY SERVICES:
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 * Rev. Mark Stiles


AMELIA ISLAND
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Come Worship with us where
the Bible is our only Authority.
Church Services: 11am
YMCA on Citrona / 225-5368
www. meliaislandchlurchof-hrisc onm


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In the heart of
Fernandina
9 N. 6th Street
Dr. Holton Seigling
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday School 9:50 a
I Nursery
t Children
7 Youth
4T Adults
261 -3837
www.1 stpress-fb.com


BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
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.
Nursery Provided
Bus Ministry Available
www.blackrockbaptist.com


"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service - 10:30am
Bible Study -9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday - Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccaneer Tr, & Gerbing Road, Femandina Bch,
For More Information Call: 261-9527


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Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566,
also call 904-277-0550


FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... 9:4SA.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)
EVERYONE WELCOME
Nursery provided
Spointsbaptistchurch.org


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Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
S-" Youth, Nursely &
S\ Children's Ministries
321-2117
Rob & Christie Goyette
Senior Pastors On AIA I mie west of nmia Islad
www.LivingWatersOutreach.org


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Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ
1005 S 14th St
904-261-9760
www.cocfb.org
Worship times'
Sun' 930am Bible Class
10'30am Worship
Wed 7'00On BibleClass


CELEBRATION BAPTIST
CHURCH
innovative St, Contempora Music Casua Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd
Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecting with Christ...Connecting with People.


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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
www.Yuleebaptistchurch.com
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809


FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
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
Heart ofAll People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 am.
Morning Worship 11 a.m.
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth


angeDfood
Having Trouble Stretching Your Dollar?
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit food
co-op 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 for
Information or to place an order - 904-261-9760


Rev. Ray Ramsburg, Pastor

--- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship: 8AM & 11AM
Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services


Across from Fort Clinch State Park
261-6306
www.poplcamelia.org

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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Corner Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
(904) 432-8118
www.providenceyulee.com
providenceyulee@comcast.net


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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.
Sunday Services
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Morning Prayer 4th Sunday of each month 10.00 am
Rev J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 * www.HolyTrinityAnglican.org


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First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
904-261-3617
www. FBFirst.net
Rev. Jeff Overton, Sr Pastor


RELIGION NOTES


THANKSGIVING EVENTS


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FRIDAY, November 20,2009/NEWS-LEADER


Father-daughter ball
Faith Christian Academy
presents its 10th Annual
Father/ Daughter Ball at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Grand Ballroom on Feb. 6,
2010 from 7-10 p.m. This
year's theme is "Cinderella."
Tickets are $85 for father and
daughter and $40 for each
additional daughter and
include a gift bag and memory
book. There will be hors
d'oeuvres, live music featuring
Les DeMerle and professional
photography. Fathers and
daughters of all ages are wel-
come. Seating is limited.
For tickets visit Faith
Christian Academy, 96282
Brady Point Road, Fernandina
Beach, or call 321-2137.
Art for kids
The Island Art Association
will offer Children's Art Nov.
21 from 10-11 a.m. and 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. for ages 8 to
12. Mommy & Me classes will
be held Nov. 23 from 10-11
a.m. for ages 2 to 5. A caregiv-
er must accompany children.
Classes are taught by
Diane Hamburg or Amber
McHugh. Materials are pro-
vided. Call the gallery at 261-
7020 to reserve a place. Class
size is limited. The gallery is
located at 18 N. Second St.
Visit www.islandart.org.
Kinderstudios
The dance students of
Kinderstudios, located at 1897
Island Walk Way, will perform
Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. at the light-
ing of the Christmas tree at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island; Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at
the lighting of the Christmas
tree in downtown Fernandina
Beach; and Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.
during the lighted holiday
parade.
Santa Claus will visit
Kinderstudios on Dec. 12
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Students
will enjoy hot chocolate, cook-
ies and a gifts exchange. For
information e-mail Alexandra
Carroll at Alexandra.kinder-
musik@comcast.net.
Free supplies
A school supplies give-
away for Nassau County
teachers and paraprofession-
als will be held Dec. 1 from
2:30-4:30 p.m. at School House
Supplies at ARC/Nassau,
86051 Hamilton St. (off US 17
north in Yulee).
Participants may fill three
bags with supplies for their
classrooms. Bring your own
or ARC can supply the bags
(no rolling bags please). For
information call Rhonda
Barcus at 225-9355. Please
bring ID to show you are an
educator.
Student art contest
All students from pre-K
through 12th grade are invited
to participate in this year's
Micah's Place Art Contest in
observance of Domestic
Violence Awareness Month.
This year's theme is "Creating
a World of Kindness."
Deadline is Dec. 1. Prizes will


be awarded in age categories
at a ceremony in January. For
more information call 491-
6364, ext. 108, or visit www.
micahsplace.org/calendar.
Foundation lunch
The Fernandina Beach
High School Foundation
Holiday Luncheon featuring
Chef Williams Castleberry
and the FBHS culinary stu-
dents will be held at noon
Dec. 6 at the Fernandina
Beach Woman's Club, 201
Jean Lafitte Blvd. Sponsorship
levels begin at $40. Call Alison
Douglas at 491-8069 by Nov.
25 to RSVP The foundation
supports the school, its stu-
dents and faculty.

'Christmas
Spectacular'
Kinderstudios presents its
fourth annual "Christmas
Spectacular" musical produc-
tion for the community on
Dec. 19 at the Fernandina
Beach Middle School auditori-
um. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5. For informa-
tion e-mail Alexandra Carroll
at Alexandra.kindermusik
@comcast.net. Kinderstudios
is located at 1897 Island Walk
Way, Fernandina Beach.
Computer giveaway
Jacksonville/Fernandina
Beach oncologist Dr. Scot
Ackerman is giving away two
free computers to two local
youngsters that do a "good
deed" in their community.
Ackerman is holding a "Do
A Good Deed Contest" now
until the middle of December.
To be eligible the child must
be 18 years or under and write
a detailed essay about the
"good deed" they have done in
their community.
The winners of the "Do a
Good Deed Contest" will
receive a free computer in
December at Ackerman's
office (10881 San Jose Blvd,
Jacksonville/1340 South 18th
St., Suite 103, Medical Office
Building A, Fernandina
Beach).
Nassau County contestants
should send their essays to
1340 South 18th St., Suite 103,
Medical Office Building A,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034,
ATTN: "Do a Good Deed
Contest" - or call 277-2700.
Weekend courses
Weekend classes for the
spring semester are being
offered at both North Campus
and Nassau Center; choose
from many general education
credit courses that lead to an
Associate in Arts degree.
Friday and Saturday offerings
in English, math, science, and
social science disciplines will
jumpstart your progress in
one semester.
For a complete schedule of
Friday and Saturday courses
visit www.fscj.edu. Classes
begin in January. Academic
advising and financial aid
assistance are available.
Contact the North Campus at
(904) 766-6761 or the Nassau
Center at 548-4432.


Marching band earns 'Superior' rating


SUBMITTED
A member of the Mighty
Marching Pirate Band.


CLASS NOTES


The Fernandina Beach
Mighty Marching Pirate Band
received a Superior rating Nov.
7 at the Florida Bandmasters,
District Evaluation at Fletcher
High School in Jacksonville. A
Superior rating is the highest
rating a band can receive.
This is not the first award
for the Mighty Marching
Pirates for the 2009-10 march-
ing season. The band received
Best in Class in a Florida
Marching Band Coalition com-
petition in Gainesville at Santa
Fe High School on Oct. 31.
The Mighty Marching
Pirate Band proceeded to com-
pete in finals for the second
time this year. The first trip to
finals came on Oct. 10 at the
, h .".-. of Excellence" com-
petition held at Middleburg
High School. This opportunity


forms in all local parades,
holds numerous public con-
certs and provides entertain-
ment each spring in its annual
Swing into Spring Dinner
Concert.
The Fernandina Beach
High School Mighty Marching
Pirate Band has been under
the direction of Johnny
Robinson for the past 23 years.
Robinson has been assisted by
Mary Sikes, Assistant
Direction - Head of Operations
for the last 21 years.


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Raising funds for autism
"Team Joel Pace Piano" took part in the "2009 Walk Now for Autism" on Nov. 8. The piano students and friends
walked in support of piano student Jack Summers. Teams from all over the area took part and raised more than
$40,000 to support autism education and resources locally. For more information about local autism resources,
visit www.joelpacepiano.vpweb.com for links to their sites.


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Relay for Life
Amelia Island Montessori
School participated in
Relay for Life on Nov. 7
and 8, the annual event to
raise funds for the
American Cancer Society.
This year's Relay for Life
was held at Main Beach in
Fernandina Beach.
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came after receiving one of the
Top 10 highest score from all
the bands participating.
The Mighty Marching
Pirate Band will travel to St.
Petersburg to complete in the
Florida Marching Band
Coalition State Finals
Competition on Saturday.
Fernandina Beach High
School and the community are
fortunate to have such dedi-
cated band members and staff
members. The Mighty
Marching Pirate Band per-


The Mighty Marching Pirate Band will
travel to St. Petersburg to complete in the
Florida Marching Band Coalition State
Finals Competition on Saturday.


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FRIDAY, November 20, 2009 NEWS News-Leader


RELIGION
Continued from 9A
Grace Community Church
will hold a congregational
meeting Nov. 22, immediately
following the 10:30 a.m.
Sunday worship service to
nominate men to become eld-
ers, to elect a pastoral commit-
tee and report on finances.
Interested parties are invited.
For information, reach Pastor
Dave Bradsher at 491-0363 or
pastor@gracenas sau.com.


Pastor appreciation
On Nov. 22 at 3 p.m.
Impact Your World Church
will celebrate Pastor Kalvin
Thompson during a special
Pastor Appreciation Program
at the Full Service School,
86207 Felmor Road, Yulee.
Everyone is invited. For more
information contact the
church office at 261-9072.
'Grateful hearts'
Do you need an opportuni-


ty before the hustle and bustle
of the holiday season to reflect
on all that you are thankful
for, and give thanks through
prayer and singing?
Providence Presbyterian is
offering a time for those
"With Grateful Hearts" to join
others at the church Nov. 22


at 6 p.m. to express thanks in
creative ways.
The church is located at
96537 Parliament Dr., Suite C,
off Nassauville Road. Call
432-8118.
Worship and lunch
Join Salvation Army Hope


House each Tuesday at noon
for its Weekly Worship
Service and Fellowship
Lunch.
All are welcome the week
of Thanksgiving to thank the
Lord for the many and diverse
blessings He has showered
upon us individually, as a com-


munity and as a nation. Come,
share something you are
grateful for.
A fellowship lunch will be
served about 1 p.m. following
the service. For information
call 321-0435 or stop by the
Hope House, 410 South
Date St.


Angel ofHope



service Dec. 6


The annual Bereaved Parent
Candlelight Memorial Service
will be held Sunday, Dec. 6 at 5
p.m. at the Angel of Hope Statue
in St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Cemetery on North Eighth
Street and then proceeding at
5:30 p.m. to St. Peter's sanctuary
for the memorial service.
On Dec. 3, 2006 the
Fernandina Beach Bereaved
Parent Support Group's Angel
of Hope statue was dedicated
in the cemetery. It joins nearly
100 Angel of Hope Statues in
other communities across the
country.
The statue honors the lives
of children who have "gone too
soon" from this world and
serves as a place of hope and
healing for parents, families and
friends dealing with the tragic
loss of a child. The angel's face
is that of a child, its arms raised,
as a child waiting to be lifted. In
its wing is inscribed the word
"hope."
To honor the children's
memories, memorial bricks
engraved with their names are
being placed around the base
of the Angel of Hope statue.
Memorial bricks may be pur-
chased for a $100 donation. All
bricks are 4 by 8 inches, with
three lines for engraving - 15
characters per line, including


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Support Group, Inc., a non-prof-
it, non-denominational organi-
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that have experienced the death
of a child. The service honors
their children and celebrates
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STATE OF FLORIDA

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit to City of Femandina Beach, John Mandrick, 1180 S 5th St, Fernandina Beach,
Florida 32034 to operate an existing 3.50 million gallon per day (MGD) annual average daily flow (AADF) permitted capacity domestic wastewater treatment facility (WWTF)
consisting of an influent treatment unit, effluent and sludge handling units, and two parallel treatment trains as follows: (1) a 2.50 MGD AADF permitted capacity oxidation
ditch treatment train, and (2) a 1.00 MGD AADF permitted capacity contact stabilization treatment train. All of the raw wastewater from the influent pumping station is
directed to a pretreatment unit and a flow splitter box for separation to the two treatment trains. The oxidation ditch treatment train consists of an aeration basin anoxic
basin, a secondary clarifier, and a chlorine contact chamber. The contact stabilization treatment train consists of a contact tank, a return activated sludge stabilization tank, a
secondary clarifier, and a chlorine contact chamber. The flows from the two treatment trains are combined in an effluent gravity sewer and conveyed to a dechlorination
chamber and Parshall flume. The treated effluent is then discharged to the Amelia River. Waste activated sludge is treated in two aerobic digesters that operate in series.
Treated residuals are dewatered with a rotary press and then hauled to Camden County Landfill for disposal. The permit also authorizes the removal of the contact stabiliza-
tion treatment train from service, conversion of the stabilization tank into a third digester, removal of the existing mechanical screen from service, installation of a second
backup manual bar screen, installation of a new mechanical screening device upstream of the influent pumps, and construction and operation a new 2.50 MGD AADF design
capacity oxidation ditch treatment train. The facility is located at latitude 30o39'32.68" N, longitude 81o27'50.66" W on 1007 S 5th St, Femandina Beach, Florida 32034-4011 in
Nassau County.

The intent to issue and application file are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal
holidays, at the Department's Northeast District Office, 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B200, Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7557, at phone number (904)807-3300.

The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.

A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed permitting decision may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.

Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request an extension of the time for filing a petition for an administrative hearing. The request
must be filed (received by the Clerk) in the Office of General Counsel before the end of the time period for filing a petition for an administrative hearing.

Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of publication of
the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, also allows that any person who has
asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication.

The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or
request for an extension of time within fourteen days of receipt of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing)
under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding
officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, Florida Administrative Code.

A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following information, as indicated in Rule 28-106.201, Florida
Administrative Code:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the
address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests will be affected by the determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the Department's decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department's proposed
action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the Department's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action petitioner wishes the Department to take with respect to the Department's proposed
action.

Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Department's final action may be dif-
ferent from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petition to
become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above.

In addition to requesting an administrative hearing, any petitioner may elect to pursue mediation. The election may be accomplished by filing with the Department a
mediation agreement with all parties to the proceeding (i.e., the applicant, the Department, and any person who has filed a timely and sufficient petition for a hearing). The
agreement must contain all the information required by Rule 28-106.404, Florida Administrative Code. The agreement must be received by the Clerk in the Office of General
Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, within ten days after the deadline for filing a petition, as set
forth above. Choosing mediation will not adversely affect the right to a hearing if mediation does not result in a settlement.

As provided in Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, the timely agreement of all parties to mediate will toll the time limitations imposed by Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, for holding an administrative hearing and issuing a final order. Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, the mediation must be concluded within sixty days of
the execution of the agreement. If mediation results in settlement of the administrative dispute, the Department must enter a final order incorporating the agreement of the
parties. Persons seeking to protect their substantial interests that would be affected by such a modified final decision must file their petitions within fourteen days of receipt of
this notice, or they shall be deemed to have waived their right to a proceeding under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. If mediation terminates without settlement
of the dispute, the Department shall notify all parties in writing that the administrative hearing processes under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, remain available
for disposition of the dispute, and the notice will specify the deadlines that then will apply for challenging the agency action and electing remedies under those two statutes.


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FRIDAY, November 20,2009 NEWS News-Leader


Garden Show launches website


The Amelia Island Garden
Show is pleased to announce
that its website, www.amelia-
garden.com, is now available.
General information about the
show, the schedule of demon-
strations and information about
the exhibitors, the Butterfly
Encounter and the Raptor
Experience are detailed.
Those who would like to
receive a monthly e-mail news-
letter can send a request to
info @fernandinafarmersmar-
ket.com.
The inaugural Amelia Island
Garden Show hosted by the
Fernandina Farmers Market
will roll out nature's brightest
colors for two days on March 6
and 7 in Central Park. With
growers and nurseries from
around the state, the show will
feature a full assortment of flow-
ers, plants, trees and palms,
orchids, bonsai, water pond
accessories, native plants, but-
terfly-friendly plants, shrubs
and garden accessories.
Get on-site expert advice
about how to "green" your
home, yard and garden and


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Market, will be among the exhibitors at the Amelia
Island Garden Show, March 6 and 7, 2010.


enjoy the presentations and
demonstrations from sustain-
able gardening to grafting tech-
niques at the "Ask the Expert"
booth. There will be live music
and the vendors of the Fernan-
dina Farmers Market will offer
their produce and expanded
menu of prepared foods.
The Amelia Island Garden
Show sponsors include Amelia


Island Convention & Visitors
Bureau, the News-Leader,
Coca-Cola, Amelia Hotel at the
Beach and Keep Nassau
Beautiful.
The Fernandina Farmers
Market is open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre streets. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.fernandina-
farmersmarket.com.


Nature walk
Our Greenway leads a
nature walk on Egans Creek
Greenway every third
Saturday of the month. The
next walk is Nov. 21 at 9 a.m.
The walks explore the flora
and fauna of the Greenway.
Bring water, sun protection,
insect repellent, comfortable
walking shoes and optionally
field guides and binoculars.
Meet in the parking lot at
the entrance to the Greenway
behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Walks depart prompt-
ly at 9 a.m., maintain a
leisurely pace and proceed to
Jasmine Street. They are free
and open to the public. For
information call 277-7350 or
visit www.ourgreenway.org.
Beach cleanup
Talbot Islands State Parks
need your help to clean up
the parks. Volunteer your
time to help protect this pris-
tine landscape at 9 a.m. Nov.


28 at Amelia Island State
Park on Heckscher Drive.
Take a leisurely walk
around the southern point of
Amelia Island while cleaning
up the beach. Garbage bags
and gloves will be provided.
Remember to bring water
and sunscreen.
For information, call the
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320. For more
information about Florida
State Parks, visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org.
Sprinkler
demonstration
Nassau County Fire
Rescue will host a demonstra-
tion of a room with a sprin-
kler system versus one with-
out, side-by-side, to show the
effectiveness of a residential
fire sprinkler system. In con-
junction with
Simplex/Grinnell, two mock-
up living rooms will be set on
fire Dec. 5 at noon in The
Home Depot parking lot on
A1A in Yulee.


Rightwhale
celebration
A celebration for the criti-
cally endangered North
Atlantic right whales' annual
return to the coast of the
Southeast U.S. will be held
along the shores of the only
known right whale calving
area at the beginning of their
calving season.
Many activities will take
place at Sea Walk Pavilion in
Jacksonville Beach on Dec. 5
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., including
a silent auction, kids' activi-
ties and exhibitions from
many local organizations.
Join a beach cleanup at 9 a.m.
or the beach run at 3 p.m.
Live music by Florida-based
The Hip Abduction and
Hours Eastly will be playing
all afternoon.
This family oriented festi-
val will inform and inspire the
community to learn about
right whales, their habitat
and conservation needs. For
more information visit www.
rightwhalefestival.org.


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Top seed upset by Florida's Venus at Futures tourney

Conor Niland had never been to Northeast
Florida until this week. The Ireland native is
the top seed in the Ravenswood Wine Amelia
Island Futures Championships at Amelia Island
Plantation.
"It is very nice here," Niland said. "Other
than a few shadows from the trees, the stadium
court was nice to play."
Niland defeated American Robbye Poole 1-6,
.7-5, 2-6 in Wednesday's opening round of the
S , main draw on the clay courts at AIP, longtime
home of the Bausch & Lomb Championships, a
Women's Tennis Association tournament. But he
was eliminated Thursday by Orlando native
Michael Venus, avenging a loss to Niland two
weeks ago in Birmingham, Ala.
. No. 2 seed Artem Sitak dispensed of St.
Augustine native Joey Burkhardt in straight sets
and No. 4 Matej Bocko also advanced Wednes-
day. The No. 5 seed Serbian Vladimir Obradovic
was upset by qualifier Denes Lukacs from
Hungary.
The inaugural Ravenswood Wine Amelia
Island Futures Championships is the third of
three $10,000 clay court Futures events that
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER round out the 2009 Pro Circuit men's season.
Top seed Conor Niland of Ireland, left, defeated Ameri- Although admission was free throughout the
can Robbye Poole, above, 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 Wednesday in week, a $10 donation is being collected for
the first round of the main draw of the Ravenswood today's quarterfinals, Saturday's semifinals and
Wine Amelia Island Futures Championships at Amelia Sunday's finals. Tickets may be purchased at
Island Plantation. The event runs through Sunday. the gate. Call 277-5145.


Pirate grapplers top Yulee, Episcopal in opener

News Leader. ..


The 2009-10 wrestling sea-
son opened Tuesday for Fern-
andina Beach and Yulee high
schools. The Pirates swept the
tri-match, defeating Episcopal
and Yulee.
"We are a very young team,"
FBHS Coach Mark Durr said.
"A lot of our mistakes were
due to a lack of mat experience.
We had five guys wrestle varsity
who were wrestling for the very
first time competitively. Guys
like Beau Jarrett and Omar
Lopez are getting better every
day and were really impressive
for their first time out.
"The guys who have been
with the program the longest
performed really well. Pit
(LeBrun), Sean (Watkins) and
Michael (Hawthorne) looked
very strong. We are going to
be leaning on these core guys
a lot this year as we have many
dual matches.
"Tobias (Williams) was our
highlight. He has been wrest-
ling non-stop since recovering
from a season-ending knee
injury last year. He wrestled
competively all summer with
our club and with the U.S.
youth national team. He was
dominant and fun to watch. The
scary part is he is only a soph-
omore.
"We have some work to do
on our conditioning, which is
par for the course for this time
of year. We are very happy with
two district wins. Coach John
(Williams) has our guys com-
peting like Pirate wrestlers and
we are looking forward to a
great year."
Yulee and Episcopal wres-
tled first. Episcopal won 57-24.
Fernandina edged Episcopal
44-35 and then defeated Yulee
51-21 in the finale.
"I have a good mix of upper
and lower classmen, so I was
pleased with the progress that
was made," Yulee Coach Bran-
don Crowder said. "I had five
freshmen and four sophomores
wrestle."
Seniors Michael Didion,
Seth Bodine and Chase Lanier
were 1-1 and Jeff Howell went
2-0 for Yulee.
At 103 pounds, FBHS's
Jarrett lost by pin in 1:57 in the
Episcopal match. Preston York,
112, lost by pin in 2:38. Lopez
lost in 1:08 at 119 pounds. The
Pirates forfeited at 125.
Jon Morrissey won by pin
in 1:05 at 130 pounds. Episcopal
claimed the 135-pound match.


Pit LeBrun of
FBHS pinned
his Episcopal
opponent,
above. Yulee's
Jeff Howell
pinned FBHS's
Matthew
Roberts, left.
Sean Watkins
won by pin
against
Episcopal,
below left. Jon
Morrissey also
won by pin
against
Episcopal,
below right.
PHOTOS BY BETH
JONES/NEWS-LEADER


Tyler York lost by technical
fall 15-0 at 140 pounds.
The score was tied at 35-35
with just two matches to go
when Jason Lovitt won 15-14 at
145 pounds to ensure a Pirate
victory.
Pit LeBrun won by pin in
3:11 at 152 pounds.
Tobias Williams opened the
match with a win by pin in 51


seconds at 160 pounds.
Hawthorne won by forfeit at
171. Watkins defeated his oppo-
nent in 1:04 at 189 pounds.
Matthew Roberts (215) and
Conner Lawrence (heavy-
weight) both won by forfeit.
FBHS's Jarrett defeated
Matt Sweetman of Yulee in 3:27
at 103 pounds. Preston York
won by forfeit at 112. Lopez


edged Devon Brown 13-12 at
119 pounds.
Suzie Lamb won by forfeit at
125 pounds for Yulee. FBHS's
Morrissey won by forfeit at 130.
Didion pinned Lovitt in 1:36
at 135. Nate Turbeville of Yulee
won by disqualification at 140
over Tyler York. Julian Colom
won by forfeit at 145 for FBHS.
LeBrun won by pin in 1:25


over Brandon Stewart at 152.
Williams defeated Chris Wil-
son by pin in 1:39 at 160. Haw-
thorne pinned Bodine in 30 sec-
onds at 171. Watkins defeated
Chase Lanier 13-7 at 189.
Yulee's Howell defeated
Roberts by pin in the second
period at 215.
Lawrence won by forfeit at
285.


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Hornets


win in


preseason

BETH JONES
News Leader

The Yulee High School
boys basketball team, which
opens the season next week
during a Thanksgiving tour-
nament in Matanzas, tested
the water Tuesday, beating
Ponte Vedra 53-44 in a prac-
tice game.
Jarrell Mitchell led the
Hornets with 15 points. John
Hall scored 10, Derrick Hen-
ry had nine, Brian Magalski
eight and Steven Greenaway
chipped in six.
Ponte Vedra took an early
lead and led 14-12 after a
quarter, but Yulee outscored
Ponte Vedra 29-10 in the sec-
ond and third periods to take
control of the game.
Yulee played Mandarin in
a second practice game on
Thursday. The Thanksgiving
tourney also includes Palm
Coast and Father Lopez from
the Daytona Beach area.
* The Fernandina Beach
High School girls lost 49-34 to
Baker County Tuesday in the
season opener.
'The girls played hard the
entire game," FBHS Coach
Mike Landtroop said. "We
struggled with our offensive
output and we will work on
getting better in practice.
"Baker County is a very
good team and their defense
was good enough to disrupt
our offense. Our defense is
looking better every game
and the girls made a lot hus-
tle plays."
Mackenzie McBride led
FBHS with 10 points, Cher-
relle Holcey scored eight and
J.B. Belcher and Ebony
Peterson chipped in five each.
* The YHS girls opened
the season Tuesday at home
with Ribault. The visiting
Lady Trojans won 56-15.
"The girls played hard in
their first contest of the sea-
son," YHS Coach Davis Fried-
man said.
Andrea Peterson led Yu-
lee with five points. Quanisha
Garrett added four and
"played an all-around solid
game," Friedman said. Tevin
Thompson led in rebounds.


'Thin air'in mountain altitudes an obstacle for vacation skiier


Q. I am going skiing in Breckenridge,
* Colo., for the holidays. Unfortunate-
ly, I tend to get sick for the first few days
upon arriving on the mountain. Is there
anything I can do to prevent this?
A. Activities in mountain altitudes have
* very specific effects on your body
and, the higher the altitude, the more
severe the effects. As altitude increases,
the oxygen available to breathe decreases
and this affects performance. Mountain
air is described as being "thin" and it is
almost as if you are a little short of breath
before you even get started.
With less available oxygen, many
develop symptoms of "acute mountain
sickness" - headache, nausea, sleep dis-
turbance and fatigue. These symptoms


usually go away within a few days. This is
more common at elevations above 8,000
feet and, for those who live at this altitude,
the body adapts and they get used to it.
But those just arriving in the area find
they tend to breathe faster and more
deeply, resulting in shortness of breath
and generally just feeling bad. Again, this
will tend to pass in a few days.
There are things you can do to help.
Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and
you should even increase your fluid
intake. Drinking 2-3 times more than you
usually do will help. Keep this up so you
are urinating about every 2-3 hours.
While you do want to drink a lot of fluids,
you should avoid alcohol intake and caf-
feine for the first few days of your trip. It


also helps to reduce your salt intake and
eat more frequent, smaller meals. Your
body is fighting hard to tolerate the thin
air, so make sure you get plenty of rest.
If you have tried this in the past, your
doctor may be able to help you. Diamox
is a prescription drug often used in the
treatment of glaucoma. However, it can
help combat the effects of acute mountain
sickness. It is taken a few days before
your arrival on the mountain and for the
first few days after that.
It is not intended for people who have a
sulfa allergy or for those taking high
doses of aspirin. It also should be avoided
in those with lung, kidney or liver disease.
It may have some minor side effects, such
as a tingling sensation in your fingers and


toes and may make foods taste rather
bland. Other more major side effects have
been noted and you should discuss these
with your doctor. Some suggest taking it
in a trial dose for a couple of days a few
weeks before your trip in order to verify
you have no problems with the drug.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is
not intended to serve as a replacement for
treatment by a doctor. It is only designed to
offer guidelines on the prevention, recogni-
tion and care of injuries and illness.
Specific concerns should be discussed with a
physician. Mail questions to Gregory
Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-
8787 or visit www.gsmithmd.com.


SPORTS
MEDICINE
GREGORY
SMITH, M.D.


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009 SPORTS News-Leader


SWIMMERS IN POSTSEASON


PHOTOS BY RENEEJOST/SPECIAL
Fernandina Beach High School swimmer Patrick Croft swam to a 12th-place finish in
the 100-yard backstroke at the regional swim meet.


Amber Wolfe, Corinne Priest, Aly Kaywork and Shannon Philo, above, and diver Owyn
Porter, right, qualified for the state meet.


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Surfcontest Sunday
The First Coast District of the Eastern
Surfing Association will hold its next competi-
tion at 8 a.m. Nov. 22 on the beach near
Slider's restaurant at the corner of Sadler
Road and South Fletcher Avenue. Trophies
and T-shirts for members will be given out.
The contest will be a double-points event to
help surfers attain extra points to help make it
to the regionals in New Symrna in the spring.


Register forsoccer
Amelia Island Youth Soccer is registering
players online for the spring season. Visit
www.aiysoccer.com. All new players will have
to mail a copy of their birth certificate to 863
Atlantic View Drive, Fernandina Beach, FL
32034 to complete the registration process.
Call Raquel at 753-0602.


Weekly bike ride
Club 14 Fitness is hosting a weekly
Saturday morning bike ride open to the com-
munity. The ride is designed with B and C
cyclists in mind. Meet at Club 14 Fitness in
the 8 Flags Shopping Center by the movie
theatre every Saturday at 8 a.m. and ride to
Fort Clinch state park (with $2 park entry fee).
Participants have the open of one or two
loops. Helmets required. Call Club 14 Fitness
at 206-4414 or visit www.club14fitness.com.


TurkeyTrot
The 2009 Turkey Trot 5K and kids one-
mile Fun Run are Nov. 26 at the Amelia Island
Plantation Verandah parking lot. The 5K starts
at 8 a.m. and the kids run begins at 9 a.m.
Pre-registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids.
Pre-registration ends at 1 p.m. Nov. 25. All
pre-registered participants receive a T-shirt.
Race day registration is from 7-7:45 a.m.
Registration forms can be found at the Health
& Fitness Center or ameliaislandrunners.com.
Awards will be given to the top three male
and female winners of each age category and
overall winners. Proceeds benefit the Nassau
Humane Society. For information, contact Cori
or the Health & Fitness Center at 277-5193.


Train now for262with Donna
Y Yoga is starting the walk/run training for
the Run 26.2 with Donna for Breast Cancer in
February. The group will meet regularly Satur-
days at 9:30 a.m. at Main Beach or Peters
Point. Training is free and open to all regard-
less of age, sex or fitness level. The group
walks/runs as "Team Nirvana."
Call 415-9642 or visit www.eteamz.com/
teamnirvanal for information.


Challenger Bowling
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday of the month from 3-5 p.m.
at the Strikers Family Bowling Center on US
17 in Yulee. Call Melinda Willaford, 261-3136.


Walk run under the lights
Next week's community run and walk
sponsored by Amelia Island Runners will be
held a day earlier than usual, on Nov. 24,
because of the Thanksgiving holiday.
The public is invited to run or walk under
the lights at the Fernandina Beach High
School track from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The event is
free and open to everyone and free water and
Gatorade will be provided. Runners and walk-
ers can participate at their own pace, individu-
ally or with AIR members and friends. The
track is inside the football stadium at 435
Citrona Drive.
The lighted track runs are being offered in
cooperation with the Nassau County school
system as a service to runners and walkers in
this area. Amelia Island Runners is paying for
electricity use and related costs.
Track runs are planned roughly once a
week, depending on availability. Dates will be
posted on the club's website, www.Amelia
IslandRunners.com.


Josh Reeve placed 15th in breaststroke for FBHS.



Pirate swimmers advance to state


Five swimmers and a diver
from the Fernandina Beach
high school swim team swam in
the 1A state final swim meet in
Orlando Saturday.
Aly Kaywork, qualifying for
the finals in the 50-yard free-
style, finished 14th overall in
the state. Corinne Priest fin-
ished 23rd in the 100-yard free.
The relay team, consisting
of Kaywork, Shannon Philo,
Amber Wolfe, Kaylynn Chaun-
cey and Priest qualified for
finals in the 200- and 400-yard
freestyle. The 200 relay team
finished 14th and the 400 team
finished 15th.
Owyn Porter, although new
to the sport of competitive div-


ing, finished 18th in the state.
In all, FBHS had 13 swim-
mers and diver Porter qualified
for the regional swim meet in
Tallahassee the week before.
Patrick Croft represented
the school in the 100-yard back-
stroke, finishing 12th in the
region. Josh Reeve placed 15th
in breaststroke. Both boys
achieved personal best times.
The girls team, finishing
fourth in the region, placed in
three separate relays. The med-
ley relay, consisting of Michelle
Manson, Kristin Manson, Brit-
tany Crane, Wolfe, Rachel Tay-
lor and Kacey Guenther, placed
14th in the region. Both girls
200 freestyle relay and the girls


400 freestyle relays finished
third in the region.
The swimmers of the two
relays - Kaywork, Philo,
Chauncey and Priest - quali-
fied for the state swim meet.
Kaywork also placed region-
ally in two of her individual
events, finishing ninth in the
100-yard free and fourth in the
50 freestyle, qualifying her for
the state meet.
Priest placed fourth in the
region in the 100-yard freestyle,
qualifying her for the state
swim meet in that event.
Porter, the sole diver for the
Pirates swim team, qualified for
the state swim meet and placed
fourth overall in the region.


County soccer championships Saturday

Fernandina Beach Middle Coach Stuart Hamer said. Pirates got assists from
School is hosting the county Justin Going scored a pair of Gianinni, Topher and Daniel
championships Saturday at goals and Clay Hewett had one. McCranie, Phillip Tolxdorf,
Pirate Field. Ellis Bruchman had an assist. Hector Vanlennep, Kane and
Yulee and Callahan's teams On Nov. 12, FBMS blanked Bruchman.
play in the first round. Winners Callahan 8-0. * The Fernandina Beach
take on FBMS in the champi- "I am very impressed with High School girls soccer team
onships games; girls at noon the progress we have made as is 2-3 on the season. The Lady
and boys at 1:30 p.m. a team," Hamer said. Pirates lost 4-0 to Episcopal
The FBMS boys (4-1) de- Going had two goals, Andre Tuesday.
feated Yulee 3-0 Tuesday. Gianinni had two, Topher The Lady Pirates'wins came
"Our defense played very McCranie, Josh Lesoine, Chris- over Yulee (8-0) and University
well, only allowing one shot on topher Grego and Matt Kane Christian (8-0). FBHS played
goal the entire match," FBMS had one each. The FBMS at Clay County Wednesday.


SPORTS SHORTS


AIR members will be available to provide
training tips for beginning runners or run at
"race pace" with experienced racers.
Participate with partners or individually. Visit
AIR's website or call 277-8365.


Winter wrestling
USA Wrestling's Fernandina Beach team
for students in grades 6-8 will hold its winter
session November through January. Practices
are Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-7
p.m. at the auto shop building behind Fernan-
dina Beach Middle School. Participants must
have a USA Wrestling card ($35), otherwise
there are no club fees. Wrestling shoes are
mandatory and head gear and singlet are
optional. To get a USA Wrestling card, visit
www.floridausawrestling.org. For information,
call Randy Middlebrook at (970) 319-8222.

Gobbler shoot Nov.29
Amelia Shotgun Sports will hold tour tour-
naments, shoot either or both, Nov. 29 at
86300 Hot Shot Trail in Yulee. NSCA regis-
tered shoots with 100 targets in the morning
and 100 in the evening shoot. Register from
8-9:55 a.m. for the first tournament. Be on the
course no later than 10 a.m. Scorecards must
be in by noon. Register for the second tourna-
ment from 1-2:30 p.m. Fees for each are $60
for NSCA and hunter, $45 for junior and sub-
juniors and $7 for warm-ups from 8-10 a.m.
Fee includes sausage sandwich breakfast,
lunch and awards. Call 753-4619 or 548-9818
or e-mail clyde@ameliashotgunsports.com.

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

Yoga classes
* Y Yoga, 961687-201 E 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, meditation and relaxation classes. Call
277-3663 or visit domehealingcenter.com.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime-
fitness.com.
* Go Yoga, 708 S. Eighth St., offers inspi-
rational all-levels Baptiste Style Power Yoga,
workshops, yoga detox and retreats. Call
(904) 335-0539, e-mail info@goyogainc.com
or visit www.goyogainc.com.
* The Learning Community of North Flori-
da, 626 S. Eighth St., offers introductory yoga.
Call (904) 430-0120 or visit www.tlcnf.com.

Zumba passes
* Kinderstudios, 1897 Island Walkway. Call
Alexandra Carroll at 415-0954.
* Bean School of Dance, 25 N. Third St.
Call 261-DANC.
* A Chance To Dance, 474378 SR200. Call
753-3407 or email buffyactd@gmail.com.
* Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4
in Yulee. Call 225-8400 or visit www.anytime
fitness.com.


2009-10 SCHEDULES


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Nov 21 Bishop Snyder Duals
Nov 28 Deltona Duals 8am
Dec 4-5 F-5 Bradford IBT 2 30/8am
Dec 9 Fletcher Tn Duel 4 00
Dec 11-12 Mat Classic at St Joseph's
Dec 12 Fletcher JVtournament 8am
Dec 16 COUNTY(seniors) 430
Dec 19 Holiday Duels at Camden 8am
Jan 8-9 Terry Parker IBT 2 00/8am
Jan 13 Andrew Jackson Trin Duel 430
Jan 22-23 Five Star at Raines
Jan 29-30 Camden quad duel 5 00/7am
Feb 6 District at Raines 9am
Feb 12-13 Region
Feb 19-20 State at Lakeland
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
Nov 23 at Bartram Trail 7 00 (V)
Nov 27-28T-DayToumament, Patton
Dec 1 BOLLES* 530/720
Dec 3 at Yulee 530/720
Dec 4 at Keystone Heights 7 20 (V)
Dec 7 FIRST COAST CHR 7 20 (V
Dec 9 PONTEVEDRA 530/720
Dec 11 at Bishop Snyder 6/7 20
Dec 14 at West Nassau 720
Jan 5 EPISCOPAL* 530/720
Jan 7 CLAY 530/720
Jan 11 at Stanton 6/800
Jan 14 at Orange Park 6 30 (V)
Jan 21 WOLFSON 530/7 20
Jan 26-30 Distnct 3-3A at Episcopal
*Distnct
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
Nov 20-21 Preseason at Providence
Nov 24 BISHOP SNYDER 6/730
Nov 27 ST FRANCIS 6/7 30
Nov 30 HILLIARD 6/730
Dec 4 at Bishop Kenny 6/7 30
Dec 8 at Yulee* 430/7 30
Dec 11 WEST NASSAU 6/7 30
Dec 14 BRADFORD COUNTY 6/730
Dec 17 J Vat West Nassau 630
Dec 17-19 at Glynn Academy tourney
Dec 29 at University Christian 6/7 30
Jan 2 at Tnnity 6/730
Jan 5 RIBAULT* 6/730
Jan 7 at Providence 6/7 30
Jan 8 BOLLES* 6/7 30
Jan 12 at Episcopal* 6/730
Jan 15 YULEE 6/730
Jan 19 TRINITY 6/730
Jan 22 RAINES* 6/730
Jan 26 at Bolles 6/730
Jan 28-29 Johnny T Smith at WNHS
Feb 2 at Bishop Snyder 6/7 30
Feb 4 PROVIDENCE 6/730
Feb 5 UNIVERSITY CHRIST 6/730
Feb 9, 12-13 District at Raines
*Distnct
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
Nov 23 at Yulee* 6 00 (V)
Nov 30 at Raines* 6/7 30
Dec 1 BISHOP SNYDER 6/730
Dec 4 at St Johns Co Day 6 00 (V)
Dec 8 HILLIARD 6/730
Dec 10 at Ribault* 6/730


Dec 15 BOLLES*
Dec 18 ST JOHNS CO DAY
Jan 7 at Bishop Snyder
Jan 8 at Episcopal*
Jan 12 at Hilliard
Jan 14 YULEE
Jan 19 at West Nassau
Jan 21 at Bolles
Jan 25 at Trinity
Jan 26 BAKER COUNTY
Feb 3-6 District 3-3Aat Ribault
* District


600
600(V)
6 00 (V)
6/730
6/730
6 00 (v)
6/730
6/730
600(V)\
6/730


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Soccer
Nov 23 WEST NASSAU 6 00
Nov 24 at Nease 600
Dec 4-5 Timberwolf Classic, Tallahassee
Dec 8 at Bolles 700
Dec 10 UNIVERSITY CHRIST 700
Dec 14 at West Nassau 530
Dec 15 NEASE 600
Dec 17 at Yulee 600
Jan 4 EAGLE'S VIEW 530
Jan 13 STANTON 600
Jan 15 at Bishop Kenny 600
Jan 20-23 District 3-3A at Bolles
FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
Nov 21 North Florida Duals, Snyder 8am
Dec 2 FLETCHER 600
Dec 4-5 Terry Parker tourney TBA
Dec 9 BISHOP KENNY 300
Dec 11-12 St Joseph tournament 300
Dec 16 Nassau County at Yulee 500
Jan 8-9 Rotary tourney at Clay 300
Jan 15-16 Suwannee Duals 300
Jan 22-23 Five Star tourney Raines 300
Feb 6 Distnct 3-1 A
Feb 12-13 Region 1-1 A at Clay
Feb 19-20 State at Lakeland


YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Soccer
Nov 21 County at FBMS


9 30am


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Bowling
Dec 3 Yulee at Strikers 500
Dec 8 West Nassau at Strikers 500
Dec 14 Hilliard at Strikers 500


Nov 21
Nov 23
Dec 1
Dec 3
Dec 4
Dec 7
Dec 8
Dec 10
Dec 14
Dec 17
Dec 18
Jan 5
Jan 7
Jan 11
Jan 13
Jan 14
Jan 19
Jan 21
Jan 26


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
atSt Joe's
FERNANDINA BEACH
at Raines
CREEKSIDE
BAKER
BRADFORD
BOLLES
at Bishop Snyder
PONTE VEDRA
vs West Nassau, WNHS
vs Baldwn, WNHS
at Bolles
WEST NASSAU
at Bradford
at Ponte Vedra
at Fernandina Beach
at Episcopal
at West Nassau
at Hilliard


Jan 28 at Baker
Jan 29 HILLIARD


Nov 30
Dec 1
Dec 2
Dec 9
Dec 11
Dec 14
Dec 17
Jan 2
Jan 7
Jan 8
Jan 15
Jan 20
*Distnct


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Soccer
at West Nassau
RIBAULT
ST AUGUSTINE
at St Joe's
EAGLE'S MEW
at St Augustine6 00
FERNANDINA BEACH
at Mandann Chnstian
at Trinity Christian
WEST NASSAU
at Keystone
District at Episcopal


YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Varsity Boys Soccer
Nov 30 at West Nassau 5 30
Dec 2 at Ribault 5 00
Dec 3 FERNANDINABEACH 720
Dec 7 at Clay 7 30
Dec 9 RIBAULT 530
Dec 11 at Forrest 5 30
Dec 14 at Lee 530
Dec 16 ST AUGUSTINE 700
Dec 18 MANDARIN CHRISTIAN 700
Jan 2 at Mandann Chnstian 300
Jan 7 at Trinity Christian 720
Jan 8 WEST NASSAU (seniors) 7 30
Jan 15 at Keystone 730
Jan 19 LEE 530
Jan 21 CLAY 730
Jan 22 FORREST 530
Jan 25-29 District at Bolles
*Distnct
YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Junior Varsity Boys Soccer
Dec 2 ST AUGUSTINE 530
Dec 3 FERNANDINABEACH 530
Dec 7 at Clay 5 30
Dec 14 at St Augustine 530
Dec 16 ST AUGUSTINE 530
Jan 21 at Clay 530
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Soccer
Nov 21 COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP
FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
Dec 3 HILLIARD 5/630
Dec 10 CALLAHAN 630/7 45
Dec 15 at Yulee 2/345
Dec 17 at Hilliard 5/6 30
Jan 7 at Callahan 630/7 45
Jan 12 YULEE 2/345
Jan 19 B team county tournament
Jan 26 Ateam county tournament
YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
Nov 24 at Hilliard 5/6 30
Dec 1 FERNANDINA 530/645
Dec 3 CALLAHAN 6 45/8
Dec 7 at Callahan 645/800
Dec 8 HILLIARD 5/6 30
Dec 18-20St Johns Country Day tourney
Jan 12 at Fernandina 28 45
Jan 26 County at Callahan


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PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
Andrew Hammond, left, doubled up on schooling bass while fishing in a small Northeast Florida lake. Sailfishing
can be excellent at the Big Ledge during the fall fishing season and their migration south for the winter. However,
wahoo, like this one landed by Tyler Kennedy, right, are common catches at the Big Ledge during the fall and winter
fishing seasons.



Big Ledge has its share of sailfish


Big news in the fish-
ing world in recent
days includes the
big sailfish bite tak-
ing place off Northeast
Florida at the Big Ledge. The
"Double Trouble" sport fish-
ing boat, captained by John
Hulsey, reported seeing 44
sailfish in their trolling spread
during two days of fishing.
Twenty of the sails were
hooked up and released while
fishing out of St. Augustine.
While it makes good sense
if you have a trailer to tow
your boat to St. Augustine,
launch your boat at the public
boat ramp on A1A close to the
inlet. The Big Ledge is locat-
ed some 50 miles offshore
from St. Augustine and some
70 miles offshore of Amelia
Island. Weather may be a fac-
tor this weekend.
Bass fishing is excellent in
many of the small lakes in
Northeast Florida, where
schooling bass are feeding in
open water on both large


ON THE
WATER
TERRY
LACOSS


schools of
shiners and
shad. Look
for excellent
action while
casting a
small topwa-
ter plug,
including the
Rebel "Pop-
R" or a float-
ing Rapala in
the silver and
black color
patterns.
Roy
Vecchio


recently launched his kayak
into Texas' Brazo's River
when a small rattlesnake tried
to climb into his kayak.
Vecchio beat the snake on the
head with his paddle and then
hooked it through the bottom
of the mouth out through the
top of the head with a 1/4-
ounce rubber skirted bass jig.
The jig/snake combo was
then cast close to a deadfall in
the river where an eight-


pound bass swallowed the
snake and jig.
Tides this weekend will
find a flood tide arriving at
11:37 a.m. and a low tide at
5:41 p.m. at the entrance of
the Amelia River.
Look for sea trout weigh-
ing to four pounds to take live
mullet fished deep with the
aid of a float or simply free-
lined into a deep hole during
the first of the incoming tide.
Live shrimp fished under a
float is also a deadly tech-
nique for taking sea trout dur-
ing the flooding tide. When
the tide floods, work a Storm
"Chug Bug" topwater plug
over flooded oysterbars and
close to marsh points and
creek mouths.
Redfish and flounder
should be on a good bite dur-
ing the afternoon falling tide
while fishing with a live finger
mullet rigged to a 1/4-ounce
jig. Work the live bait and jig
combo slowly close to oyster-
bars, rocky shorelines and


the deep sides of boat docks.
Be sure to save a few fish
filets for Thanksgiving Day.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-
mail photos to bjones@fbnews
leader.com, mail them to P.O.
Box 766, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035, or drop them by the
office at 511 Ash St. in Fern-
andina Beach. Call Beth Jones
at 261-3696.

HOMELESS
ANIMALS...
THEY'RE DYING FOR
A 2ND CHANCE.
ADOPT A COMPANION TODAY.



A.;


OUTDOOR BRIEFS


Hunt Nassau WMA
Hunt the Nassau Wildlife
Management Area in Nassau
County during this hunting
season. Nassau WMA is
13,892 acres near Callahan.
Users must have a Nassau
recreational use permit to
hunt on this area. Nassau
WMA is a still-hunt area
only, but hunters may use
bird dogs during the migra-
tory bird and waterfowl
hunting seasons.
For those willing to pay
$385, Nassau WMA provides
hunting opportunities during
eight months of the year.
General gun season is
through Jan. 10, 2010; small
game is from Jan. 11
through March 7, 2010;
spring turkey season runs
from March 20 through
April 25, 2010; and trapping
can be done from Jan. 11
through March 1, 2010.
To apply for a permit,
visit MyFWC.com.
Recreational use permits
are designed to provide
more revenue to landowners
in the WMA system. Money
set aside by the FWC to
compensate those landown-
ers for hunting use on their
lands was not sufficient to
compete with private hunt-
ing leases. Rather than have
WMAs drop out of the sys-
tem, the FWC offers recre-
ational use permits. Fees col-
lected from these permits
supplement the compensa-
tion for private landowners,
keeping their lands open to
public hunting.
Except for hunting, per-
mit holders and their spous-


es or dependent children
may participate in other
activities on designated
WMAs. Only permit holders
and one dependent child
(under age 16) may hunt. If
spouses or more than one
dependent child (under age
16) wish to hunt, they must
purchase a recreational use
permit. Recreational use per-
mits also include a manage-
ment area permit when hunt-
ing public lands not in the
recreational use program.
Recreational use permits
do not apply to other recre-
ational use program areas.
Once permits are issued,
they can be renewed annual-
ly for two additional years,
essentially making them a
three-year permit. Permit
renewals are mailed May 1.
Eligible applicants have until
May 31 to renew for the next
season. Permits not renewed
by May 31 will be forfeited.
Permits are issued indi-
vidually on a first-come, first-
served basis in June. Submit
an application at www.wild
lifelicense.com or take a
completed worksheet to a
tax collector's office or any
license agent. Worksheets
are available online at My
FWC.com, at FWC regional
offices and tax collectors'
offices.

Bassmastersmeet
Nassau Bassmasters
meets the third Thursday in
Yulee. Membership is open
to anyone at least 16 years
old. Call Bob Schlag at (912)
729-2282 or Billy Kittrell at
225-0267.


1 SPEND LESS TIME WORRYING
Nglaws in e t aABOUT MONEY AND BILLS.
New boatinglawsTEefOectjan. I


The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission and other law
enforcement agencies are
alerting Floridians of new
laws and enhancements to
existing laws that deal with
boating under the influence,
boating safety education,
waterway markers, posses-
sion of gasoline on a vessel
and destruction of coral.
The enhanced penalty for
BUI is the same as it is for
driving under the influence.
The blood-alcohol level or
breath-alcohol level of 0.20
that was a violation in the past
has changed to 0.15.


Beginning Jan. 1, any
boater born on or after Jan. 1,
1988, will be required to take
an approved boating safety
course and possess an FWC-
issued boating safety identifi-
cation card. And if they pur-
chase a boat they have 90
days to obtain a boating safety
ID card.
Another prohibited activity
is placement and use of a
waterway marker that does
not conform to the U.S. Aids
to Navigation System nor
have an FWC permit. It's also
unlawful for boaters to moor
to government-placed water-
way markers or lawfully


placed waterway markers
except in emergency situa-
tions or with written consent
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Music NOTES * CLASSIFIED
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20,2009
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


Freedom rises


Salvaged ship has Fernandina ties


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader
Freedom, a 104-foot wooden
Trumpy Mathis built in 1926, may
be stopping at the Fernandina har-
bor marina next week for a brief
visit, on the way to a winter port in
Fort Lauderdale.
Designed by John Trumpy and
built by Mathis Yacht Building of
Camden, N.J., Freedom was origi-
nally built for Aubert Fay of
Boston, and named for the coun-
try's 150th anniversary of the
Declaration of Independence.
The yacht is also the "sister
ship" of the famous presidential
yacht Sequoia, and as it turns out
she has ties to the area through
local resident Perry Laspina,
whose brother was briefly an
owner of the boat.
According to Laspina, in her


illustrious 83 years Freedom has
been about as low as a wooden
boat can get, but a recent five-year,
$6 million restoration has brought
her back to peak form.
Laspina's connection to the
boat began with his friendship
with Ashley Howes, who owned
the boat from 1981 until his death
in 2001.


Laspina says he and his broth-
er, Martin Zidtowecki, met Howes
through a mutual friend in 1979.
At that time the boat was named
Sunset, a name that Jessie May
Woolworth Donahue, daughter of
EW. Woolworth, had given the
boat in 1933. The yacht went
through several wealthy owners
before Howes bought it in 1981.


The 104-foot Trumpy Mathis
Freedom shortly after launch-
ing in 1926, top right, and
undergoing a complete
restoration at the International
Yacht Restoration School in
Newport, R.I., above and top
left. The restoration took five
years and cost $6.5 million.
The interior of the yacht has
been meticulously restored to
its former beauty, above left.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALISON LANGLEY

In the early 1980s, Laspina
says, Howe leased Freedom to a
man who ended up using the boat
to smuggle 300 Cuban refugees
and $250,000 in cash out of Cuba.
The U.S. Coast Guard impounded
the yacht in Key West, and it
SHIP Continued on 6B


Santa, annual PJ party set for Thanksgiving weekend


Kick off the holiday shopping
season in downtown Fernandina
Beach during the Thanksgiving
weekend.
The popular Pajama Party Sale
& Contest, held annually on the
Friday after Thanksgiving, will
begin at 8 a.m. on Nov. 27.
Shoppers are encouraged to dress
in their favorite pajamas, fuzzy
slippers and other assorted sleep-
wear and stroll along Centre
Street and throughout downtown
Fernandina Beach, exploring the
eclectic shops, local attractions
and eateries.


Pajama-clad shoppers will
enjoy deals and discounts, along
with fresh juice, coffee and pas-
tries to fuel their shopping spirit.
Shoppers who wish to be eligible
for "Best Dressed Individual
Shopper in Pajamas" and "Best
Dressed Shopping Group in
Pajamas" must wear their pajamas
and have a free photo taken at the
judges' booth in the 100 block of
Centre Street. Free contest photo
registration ends at 11 a.m., but
most shopping specials will be
available all day.
A full day of entertainment


leads up to the official city of
Fernandina Beach Christmas Tree
Lighting Ceremony on Saturday,
Nov. 28 at 6 p.m., at the foot of
Centre Street. Starting at noon,
carolers, choirs, dancers and
singers will entertain visitors
throughout the afternoon with the
sights and sounds of the
Christmas holiday season.
Santa Claus will arrive at 2 p.m.
at the Fernandina Harbor Marina
aboard the Ye Olde Pirate charter
boat and all are invited to welcome
him to town. Santa and Mrs. Claus
will make their way over to the


Train Depot at the foot of Centre
Street to meet and take pictures
with the kids of the community
until 5 p.m. Photos with pets will
also be available.
Entertainment and activities
are hosted by the city of
Fernandina Beach, Historic
Fernandina Business Association
and Shiny Badges Ball, Inc.
For more information contact
Sandy Price at 206-0756 or e-mail
slprice@bellsouth.net.
For information on other sea-
sonal events, see the Holiday
Happenings calendar page 6B.


Cute-sounding

wines can be


dead serious

ROBERT M. WEINTRAUB
For the News-Leader
Wine connoisseurs are usually serious
about wine. So serious that we often get
looks from people who seem to be think-
ing "get a life!" I must confess that I often
get so serious about wine that I miss out
on the fun.
Take the current trend of Australian
wine makers to give their wines cute-
sounding names, such as "Kilroy Was
Here," "Duck Duck Goose," "Dark
Chocolate Box" and "Cupcake." Normally I
would dismiss such wines as not being
serious. Am I wrong! It turns out these
humorously
& named wines are
W INE dead serious.
I bumped into
SI a friend at Harris
TA TNI EIW Teeter where
there is a corner
display of
Cupcake wines for $9. She said the chard
was so good it got an 88 rating from Wine
Spectator magazine and a Second Street
Fernandina bistro is selling it for $9 a
glass. As I respect this woman's opinion on
wine I bought a bottle of Cupcake chardon-
nay and, yes, it's as good as you would like
a California chard to be.
Cupcake chard is a complex wine, char-
acterized by aromas of fruit intertwined
with creamy oak, vanilla and a long soft fin-
ish. Cupcake Vineyards is in Monterey
County right on the Pacific Ocean where
cool foggy nights slow the growing
process. This increases the grape's sugars,
which creates a good balance with the
chardonnay grape's normal acidity.
Cupcake chard is a soft and creamy wine
in the American style, with a touch of
apple, vanilla and spice in the taste. Great
as an aperitif and good with shellfish and
full-flavored fish dishes.
Harris Teeter also has Cupcake's sauvi-
gnon blanc that received a 90-point rating
from both Wine Enthusiast and Patterson's
Tasting Panel. The sb is from New
Zealand; there aren't many quality Kiwi
sauvignon blanc's around for $9.
Cupcake's riesling is also part of the dis-
play; we haven't tried it yet, but it comes
from Yakima Valley in Washington where
some world-class rieslings have been vint-
ed.
With my interest piqued in cute Ausie
wine, I stopped into Amelia Liquors to
browse their shelves where I found a cou-
ple that normally I would scoff at, but both
turned out to be serious wines worthy of
recommending.
Chocolate Box Dark sounds like a
dessert wine, but it is a serious 100 per-
cent shiraz from a single vineyard owned
by the Rocland Estate in Barossa Valley, a
small family owned winery established in
1999. Wine Enthusiast gave it a 90-point rat-
ing, making this wine well worth the $18
price. It has generous aromas of blackber-
ries, anis6 and espresso. The palate shows
vanillin oak and spice flavors; soft tannins
round off this wine, which has a long fin-
ish. It is ideal with strong-flavored meat
WINE Continued on 2B


FONTHE ISLAND


GRANT & LEE ON AMELIA
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
the public to its next 3rd Friday on 3rd Street
presentation tonight at 5:30 p.m. This month's
program features local historian Jim Longacre
discussing Grant and Lee
on Amelia Island. Two
great men in American his
tory, Ulysses S. Grant and
Robert E. Lee, both spent
time on our island.
Longacre will compare and
contrast these great men,
discussing what brought them to Amelia Island
and their very different reasons for coming.
Admission is free for museum members and $5
for non-members. For information contact Alex at
261-7378, ext. 102.

CHAMBER SINGERS
The Island Chamber Singers, under the direc-
tion of Jane Lindberg, present their fall concert
tonight at 8 p.m. and Nov.22 at 3 p.m. at Amelia
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road.
The concert,"Music of a Kingly Nature" fea-
tures the Coronation Anthems of Handel and the
Coronation Mass of Mozart. The choir will be
accompanied by strings, trumpets, timpani and


organ.
Tickets
are $15 for
adults, $5
for stu-
dents and
children 5
and under
are admitted free. Purchase tickets at Gateway
Chamber of Commerce, Welcome Center on
Centre Street, from any Island Chamber Singer or
at the door. Visit www.IslandChamberSingers.
corn or call Springer Controls at 225-0575.

BENEFIT
ROCK CONCERT
The Nassau Humane
Society will host "Cat
Scratch Fever," a benefit
rock concert hosted by
the Musicians League
on Nov. 21 from 710 p.m.
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center.
Tickets are $10 and on sale at Redbones Dog
Bakery and the Nassau Humane Society Dog
Park. Purchase tickets online at www.nassauhu
manesociety.com/events. Visit
www.MusiciansLeague.com for information.


INNS TOUR
The Amelia Island
Bed and Breakfast


Association Holiday
Cookie Tour begins at
1p.m. Nov.21 at any
one of the following
tour locations:
Addison on Amelia,
Fairbanks House,
Florida House Inn,
Williams House, Elizabeth Point Lodge and the
Fernandina Beach branch library.
Tickets are $20 and available at the library, any
of the inns, or at the door. Adding to the holiday
spirit, ticket holders can enjoy a horse-drawn car-
riage ride between the library and Addison on
Amelia.
Admire the decorations at each inn, sample a
delicious cookie and take the secret recipe home
with you. Innkeepers at each of the Victorian-era
bed and breakfasts and the 1890's Nantucket-style
lodge on the ocean have decorated for the season
and, along with volunteer docents provided by
the Friends of the Library, are happy to provide
information about their inns.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket and cook-
book sales will be donated to the Friends of the
Library.


BSection


Freedom's specs
Designer: John Trumpy Fuel tank: 1,350 gallons
Builder: Mathis Yacht Building, Water: 1,200 gallons
Camden, N.J. Features: Naiad zero speed 4
Year built: 1926 fin stabilizers, two John Deere
Hull material: wood 55 kw generators, Northern
LOA: 104 feet Lights 55 kw generator,
Beam: 20 feet Westmar bow thruster
Draft: 5 feet Amenities: Five double state-
Engines: Twin 526 hp John rooms, crew of four
Deere Owner: Yacht Freedom, LLC


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader


OUT AND ABOUT


SPECIAL EVENTS
Faith Christian Academy
presents its 10th Annual
Father/ Daughter Ball at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Grand Ballroom on Feb. 6,
2010 from 7-10 p.m. This
year's theme is "Cinderella."
Tickets are $85 for father and
daughter and $40 for each
additional daughter and
include a gift bag and memory
book. There will be hors
d'oeuvres, live music featuring
Les DeMerle and professional
photography. Fathers and
daughters of all ages are wel-
come. Seating is limited.
For tickets visit Faith
Christian Academy, 96282
Brady Point Road,
Fernandina Beach, or call
321-2137.

A bridge club for seniors
will meet Mondays and
Thursday from 1-3 p.m. at
the Peck Center, 511 South
11th St., Fernandina Beach.
The club is free and no part-
ner is necessary. Equipment
is furnished. For more infor-
mation, call 277-7350.

Amelia Community
Theatre presents "Educating
Rita," directed by Charles
Horton and featuring
Gillian Johnson and Geoffrey
King, at 8 p.m. tonight and
Nov. 21.
A professor, whose disillu-
sioned outlook on life drives
him to drink and bury himself
in his books, begins to tutor a
young hairdresser with sur-
prising results. This British
comedy has been described
by the London Times as
"painfully funny and passion-
ately serious."
Tickets are $17 adults and
$10 students and available at
the theater, 209 Cedar St.,
261-6749 or www.ameliacom-
munitytheatre.org.

Enjoy the city of
Fernandina Beach's Fall
BBQ Competition Nov. 21 at
Central Park. Each team will
be provided 50 pounds of
Boston butt for the pork cate-
gory and/or 50 pounds of leg
quarters for the chicken cate-
gory. A small sample will be
presented for judging at 2:30


WHAT'S THAT
LYRIC?


ACROSS
1. "Welcome to my
humble
6. Pocket watch
chain
9. *"Turned a whiter
shade of "
13. Start eating!
14. *"Would I to
you honey"
15. Skidded
16. Tossed dish
17. Short for Elijah
18. Grading tech-
nique
19. Roman states-
man, Nero's
advisor
21. *"Mamma Mia,
here I
23. Corn unit
24. Make hot and
dry
25. "An and a
leg"
28. Wholly
engrossed
30. Meat and veg-
etable stew
35. Clod or goon
37. Today's war
zone
39. Lincoln's assas-
sin
40. of Man in
Irish Sea
41. *"Stay on the
scene.
up."
43. Buckeye state
44. Clergyman
46. Between larva
and adult
47. *"Hi-ho, the
derry-o. The
farmer in the

48. It follows appe-
tizer
50. Native of


p.m. and the rest will be for
the public to enjoy at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the
public, sides and beverages
included. Enjoy yard games
and view the cooking stations
beginning at 1 p.m. For infor-
mation call Jay at 277-7350 or
e-mail jrobertson@fbfl.org.
** *
Rescuing Animals in
Nassau will hold a sidewalk
sale Nov. 21 from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. at Eileen's Arts and
Antiques, corner of Seventh
and Centre streets in down-
town Fernandina Beach,
including holiday and gift
items. All proceeds benefit the
animals in RAIN's care and its
programs.

A multi-family yard sale
to benefit the Susan G.
Komen breast cancer fund
will be held from 8 a.m.-1
p.m. Nov. 21 and 22 at
86361 Evergreen Place in
Hickory Village, Yulee.

The Terpsichorean
Dance Club's next dance is
Nov. 21 at The Woman's
Club, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd.,
from 7-11 p.m. The theme is
"Celebrate Fall." Hors d'oeu-
vres and soft drinks will be
served. Guest fee is $35 per
couple. "Face For Radio" will
provide music. Special guests
will be dance instructors Jerry
and Mary Gardner. BYOB and
setups will be provided. For
information contact Carolyn or
Dave Ashcraft at 261-9717.

Indigo Alley, 316 Centre
St., Fernandina Beach, will
host Tail Waggin'
Wednesday, a pet-friendly
happy hour, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 25. Call 261-7222, e-
mail IndigoAlley@gmail.com
or visit www.lndigoAlley.com.

The Chambers Farm
Family Powwow will be held
Nov. 26-29 in Ft. McCoy.
There will be gourd dancing,
inter-tribal dancing, and native
food and vendors. All native
singers and dancers wel-
come.
Admission is free.
Chambers Farm is located off
1-75 between Gainesville and
Ocala. This is a family orient-
ed event. No drugs, alcohol or


Thailand
52. Popular 1950s
actress Sandra
53. Comfort
55. *"Bye bye happi-
ness. Hello lone-
liness. I think I'm
a-gonna _"
57. *"Me and Suzie
had so

61. Suburban
spread
64. Be in accord
65. *I'm stepping
67. Yeah or aye
69. On a day like
this, one can
see forever
70. Employ
71. Southern chick-
en stew
72. Looked at
73. Gregory Hines
skill
74. *"'Cause tramps
like us, baby we
were born

DOWN
1. Public promotions
2. Prejudice
3. Stare amorously
4. *"Little ditty about
Jack and "
5. Make lovable
6. Dog pest
7. 0 in OPEC
8. Ecru
9. End of an electric
cord
10. Halo
11. Strauss &
Co.
12. Steinbeck's
"East of "
15. Sacred Egyptian
beetle
20. Sell anything on
his list!
22. Boat propeller
24. Legislative act


25. *"1 will survive.
As long as I
know how to
love, I know I will
stay "
26. Pitcher's bag
27. Deprive of by
deceit
29. A secondary
school
31. *"Sweet
Caroline, Good
times never
seemed so

32. and
aahed
33. Being of service,
useful
34. Oar holder
36. Salty drop
38. 19th letter of
Hebrew alpha-
bet
42. Civil rights org.
45. Pothead's ciga-
rette
49. de toilette
51. Increase in an
uncontrolled
manner
54. Pig's nose
56. Web search
engine
57. Debilitating
spray
58. Like a duckling
that became a
swan
59. Algonquian peo-
ple
60. *"Woke up this
morning, blues
around my

61. Pas in ballet,
e.g.
62. Fan sound
63. Comics charac-
ter Little
66. *"Born in the

68. Attila, e.g.


Fill in the squares so
that each row, column
and3-by3 box
contain the numbers
1 through 9. Solution
will appear in the
Friday B-section.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009
Sudoku Difficult
Puzzle #1630D


MUSIC NOTES


Surflineup
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 S.
Fletcher Ave., presents Gary Keniston, 6-10
p.m. tonight; Richard Stratton 6-10 p.m. Nov.
21; Ace Winn 5-9 p.m. Nov. 23; and Stevie
"Fingerzz" 5-9 p.m. Nov. 24. Call 261-5711.
CD release party
The Les DeMerle Band will host a CD
release party and concert tonight and Nov.
21 from 8:30 p.m.-midnight at the Martini
Bar at Ocean 60, 60 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic
Beach. The band will perform music from
its new CD on Origin Records, Gypsy
Rendezvous, Volume One. Enjoy a diverse
jazz repertoire and fine arrangements for lis-
tening and dining.
For reservations visit www.ocean60.com
or call (904) 247-0060. Visit www.Origin-
Records.com to hear sound clips from the
new CD.
Concert gala
ARIAS (Amelia Residents In Action for
the Symphony) once again brings the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra to Amelia
Island for a special dinner and concert pro-
gram. The annual Black Tie Fundraiser
Dinner and Concert gala is Nov. 22 at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Cocktails begin
at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and an auc-
tion. The concert is at 8 p.m. Contact Bill
Gingrich, 277-7094, or e-mail
wgging@aol.com.
Indigo Alley
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St., offers a com-


firearms. Bring your own
chairs. Free parking. Free
camping. For more informa-
tion call (513) 464-1746 or
visit www.chambersfarm.org
or www.myspace.com/cham-
bersfarmpowwow.

Gerri's Corner and
Women in Nassau helping
Women in Need (WIN WIN)
are sponsoring a grand prize
drawing celebration Dec. 1
to announce the winners of
four prize packages valued at
$495-1,930 being raffled to
raise money for Gerri's
Corner. Tickets are $7 each or
$30 for five. Donations are
tax-deductible and go directly
to Gerri's Corner, a cancer
resource center for women.
The celebration starts at 5
p.m. with refreshments at
Divine Finds and Heron's
Swim & Sport in the Palmetto
Walk Shopping Center.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. a winner
will be drawn every 30 min-
utes. Grand prize lists may be
viewed and raffle tickets pur-
chased at Fifi's Fine Resale
on South Eighth Street,
Centre Street Treasures
downtown and at Divine
Finds.

The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health
(CREED) will host its second
annual Board of Directors


SOLUTION 11.18

Countup


munity drum circle Mondays from 7-8:30
p.m. and Island Tribe dancers every
third Monday from 7-9 p.m.; live jazz
jam the first and third Tuesday of the
month; John Kaminski playing live
from 7-10 p.m. the second and fourth
Tuesday; Swing Shift, a free dance class
and dancing featuring swing and funk
music, Wednesdays from 8-11 p.m.;
In the Round, local musicians playing live
and open mike night, Thursdays from 7-11
p.m.; Latin Lounge on Fridays from 8 p.m.-
midnight with free salsa and merengue
classes and dancing; and live music
Saturday from 7-11 p.m.
Call 261-7222, e-mail IndigoAlley@
gmail.com or visit www.IndigoAlley.com.
Instrument Zoo
ARIAS (Amelia Residents in Action for
the Symphony) is organizing its Instrument
Zoo program.
During January-March, ARIAS will pres-
ent the program to more than 800 fourth
graders in six Nassau County schools. This
involves approximately 20 different morn-
ings, each staffed by 14 volunteers to help
the students learn hands-on about each of
30 or so instruments.
Each volunteer ideally gives six morn-
ings of two hours plus travel time to the pro-
gram over the three-month period. You do
not need to know how to play an instrument
- an all-you-need-to-know workshop is held
in early January.
Both men and women are welcome. To
sign up, call Sandy Shaw at 261-6498, or
Rachel Smith at 491-3829.


World AIDS Day Banquet
Dec. 1 from 6-9 p.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. The speaker is
Beverly Denson-Legree,
MSN, BSN, AA, RNC.
Donation is $35.
This year's theme is
"Universal Access and Human
Rights: Care and Support-
Access for All." It provides an
opportunity to address
HIV/AIDS disparities, stigma
and blame, and spark dia-
logue about stopping the
spread of HIV/AIDS among all
populations.
For more information con-
tact Betty Drummond-Wilson,
RN, BSN, at 261-5100 or
Jennett Wilson-Baker, RN,
BSN, at 556-3363.

Cats Angels Inc., SPCA
presents its second annual
"Rescue Me" fundraiser
Dec. 5 from 7-11 p.m. at the
Florida House Inn, 22 S. Third
St., Fernandina Beach. Enjoy
a silent auction, cash bar,
savory appetizers, sweet
desserts, wine table, door
prizes and music by Doc Mojo
starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are
$20 and available at the Thrift
Store/Adoption Center, 709 S.
Eighth St., or call 321-2267.

Phantasia South's $5
Jewelry Sale will be held
from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 11 at
the Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Conference Room,
1250 South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach, sponsored
by the auxiliary.
In addition to jewelry will
be watches for children,
women and men, fashion
accessories such as purses
and belts as well as small
gifts at the affordable price of
$5 plus tax for each item.
For more information call
321-3818.

Do something different -
exciting team trivia with
Maggie the Trivia Meister on
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the
Crab Trap in downtown
Fernandina Beach. Enjoy a
special trivia menu and drinks,


win prizes and listen to music
while you improve your mem-
ory and get smarter. Free and
open to the public.

THEATRE

Fernandina Little Theatre
will hold auditions Nov. 21 at
12:15 p.m. at 1014 Beech St.
for "Time Enough," a bitter-
sweet comedy by Robert
Benjamin. Two high school
sweethearts reconnect after
many years, and it seems
they might pick up where they
left off. Director is Kate Hart.
Needed are one woman
and one man, ages 45 plus.
Crew and staff are always
needed, including co-produc-
er/stage manager/lights
crew/set construction/set dec-
oration/costume coordinator.
Rehearsals begin Dec. 1, typi-
cally one to two nights a week
and Saturdays. Six perform-
ances are scheduled Jan. 16-
23. For information e-mail flt-
biz@ peoplepc.com.

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the musical comedy
"The Pirates of Penzance"
at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at 209
Cedar St.
The five principal roles for
men have an age range of 20-
60. There are five principal
roles for women, with the age
range of the daughters being
from 18-30 and the role of the
nurse being from 30-60.
There is also a pirates' chorus
and a policemen's chorus for
male singers, and a daugh-
ters' chorus for women ages
18-30.
Please prepare one-
minute of a song. An accom-
panist will be available for
those who bring sheet
music. Auditioners will also
learn a movement/dance
sequence and read from the
script.
Performances will be in
ACT's new theater from April
8-24, and rehearsals begin in
January. Toni D'Amico is the
director and Jill Dillingham is
musical director.
For information contact
ACT at 261-6749.


WINE Continued from 1B
dishes, such as a jambalaya
with andouille/spinach
sausage.
The wine is so named
because the vintner wanted to
be sure his wife always has
chocolate around the house!
She loves the real thing but
they have small children and
they watch the sweets.
Rocland Estate also makes a
sauvignon blanc called White
Chocolate.
The second oddly named
Australian wine I discovered
is Pillar Box Red named after
the free-standing mail boxes
at one time common in
Britain and the British
Commonwealth (tall, round or
octagonal cast iron columns
with a mail slot and often
painted red). This wine is a
blend of 50 percent shiraz, 42
percent cabernet sauvignon
and 8 percent merlot aged in
a mix of used French and
American oak.
Amelia Liquors has priced
this gem at $12 which, consid-
ering its 91 points from
Robert Parker's The Wine
Advocate, makes it a "Best
Buy."
Pillar Box Red is from the
South Australia Padthaway
vineyards known as Henry's


ART/GALLERIES

The Nouveau Art Juried
Show, Island Festivals, con-
tinues at the Island Art
Association Gallery until
Dec. 6. Susi Sax will be fea-
tured artist for December and
January. The gallery is locat-
ed at 18 N. Second St. Call
261-7020 or visit
www.islandart.org.
A new show at the First
Coast Community Bank on
14th Street will be on display
until mid-February. The artists
displaying their work, include
Jackie Humes, Sherry Ferber,
Bill Kinney and Joan Durden.

Artist Susi Sax is offering
stained glass classes with a
holiday theme. For informa-
tion call 321-1330.

The Island Art Associa-
tion will offer Children's Art
Nov. 21 from 10-11 a.m. and
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for
ages 8 to 12. Mommy & Me
classes will be held Nov. 23
from 10-11 a.m. for ages 2 to
5. Children must be accompa-
nied by a caregiver.
Classes are taught by
either Diane Hamburg or
Amber McHugh. Materials are
provided. Call the gallery at
261-7020 to reserve a place.
Class size is limited. The
gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St. Visit
www.islandart.org.
* * *
A Jewelry Making
101/Earrings class will be
held at the Learning
Community of North
Florida. Learn to develop
unique jewelry designs using
a variety of materials. Meets
four Mondays, Nov. 23 and 30
and Dec. 7 and 14; 11 a.m.-1
p.m. Call (904) 430-0120 to
register or register online at
www.tlcnf.com.

A fused glass jewelry
workshop will be held Nov.
28 from 9 a.m.-noon at
Designs On Gallery, 11 N.
Third St., Fernandina Beach.
Learn the fundamentals of
glass fusing and create one-
of-a-kind jewelry to wear or
give as gift. No prior experi-
ence is necessary. Fee is $75
and includes materials for
three pendants and firing.
Contact Cecilia at 583-7723
to register.

Eight Flag Needlepoint-
ers are hosting a workshop
with master teacher Joan
Thomasson March 5-7,
2010, on Amelia Island.
Thomasson will teach
"Marigolds and Moorish Tiles"
stitched on 24-count congress
cloth. The cost of the program
includes all materials and
lunch on Friday and Saturday;
$220 for chapter members;
$300 for non-members.
Registration deadline is
Dec. 15.
Space is limited. For infor-
mation or to register contact
Linda Kurtz at lmkurtz@bell-
south.net.

Watercolor Art work-
shops with William Maurer
are forming for all levels,
Friday from 9:30 a.m.-noon
at the Florida House Inn. Call
261-8276.
Kathy Hardin and Bill
Maurer will offer an Art
Workshop one Saturday a
month starting in January for
all levels and mediums Call
261-8276.
Hardin is registering stu-
dents for January acrylic
painting instruction, all levels.
Call her for a syllabus of infor-
mation or e-mail kathi.h@
comcast.net or call 261-8276.


Drive, which also produces
wines called "Dead Letter
Office," "Postmistress" and
N I.-, . Code." (There is no
report on why the
Longbottom family is so
obsessed with the postal sys-
tem.) This wine over-delivers
for the price: it has a
red/black color with a scarlet
rim; you might say it looks
purple. It offers an enticing,
fruity nose with aromas of
cassis and berries. Full-bod-
ied, ripe and layered with fla-
vor - berries, cinnamon and a
hint of dark chocolate - the
tannins are full yet soft, com-
bined with gentle acidity to
produce a lingering finish.
When you sample it, you
will notice a lot of oak on the
nose, and the tannins may be
a bit strong for some.
However, on the palate the
Pillar Red is spectacular. Pair
it with soft cheese, such as
brie or blue, and taste the tan-
nins melt out of the finish.
So let's have some fun! I'm
about to open a bottle of
Molly Decker's 'Two Left
Feet," another
shiraz/cab/merlot blend from
Down Under. It's party time!
Robert Weintraub writes on
wine monthly. He can be
reached at rweintraub@bell-
south.net.


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facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
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201 Help Wanted
LOCAL CAR DEALERSHIP - seeks one
qualified Salesperson. Must be self-
motivated, personable, honest and
needing to work. Some experience
preferred, will train. Send resume and
references to: P.O. Box 766-P,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
PTL OTR DRIVERS - New pay pkg.
Great miles. Up to 46cpm. 12 mos exp
req'd. No felony or DUI past 5 yrs.
(877)740-6262. www.ptl-inc.com. ANF
HOUSEKEEPER: Greyfield Inn
Cumberland Island. In residence
position, dining experience required.
$24,500 per annum. Apply 6 North 2nd
Street, Suite 300, Fernandina Beach or
call 261-6408 for application.
MEDICAL ASSISTANT - for Amelia
Island Orthopedic Surgery Office. Part-
time, Wed. & Sat. mornings & Fri.
afternoon. Medical Office Exp. required.
Fax resume 904-261-7644
AUTO DETAILER POSITION
Skills & exp in fine auto detailing. Must
have good attitude, references and
transportation. Part-time. $6/hr. Call
904-548-0979, appt.


I 01 Help Wanted I
ADVANCED HOMECARE - needs RNs
in Nassau Co. to provide home care.
FT/per visit oppty. Excellent $$. Fax
470-4799 call 470-5000. Tom

ARTISTIC FLORIST POSITIONS:
Floral Designer Positions - open
part-time and full time. Experience in
professional Florist required. Apply by
e-mail artisticflorist@bellsouth.net
BARISTAS, SERVERS,
AND SOUS CHEF
Espressos Cafe in Amelia Island
See our ad in Amelia Islander maga-
zine. Fax resume to (904)491-9810

LOOKING FOR A MASSAGE
THERAPIST & ESTHETICIAN
Please send resume to P.O. Box 766-C,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
HOTEL FRONT DESK CLERK - Night
audit & daytime positions open.
Experience required. Apply at Holiday
Inn Express, 76071 Sidney PI., Yulee.
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
LAMB DAY CARE - now hiring a 3-
year old teacher. CDA a must. Apply
in person at 601 Centre St.
COMMERCIAL SPECIALIST
Support position available in the loan
operations department of First Coast
Community Bank. Prefer 1+ years
commercial loan documentation and
basic knowledge of financial state-
ments. For complete job description
and information on submitting a resu-
me, please visit the Career Opportuni-
ties link on our website at www.fcc
bank.com .
First Coast Community Bank is an
Equal Opportunity Employer supporting
Diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V


204 Work Wanted
CARPET REPAIRS - and restretching
and installing. Over 35 years
experience. Call (904)753-1243.
MASTER ELECTRICIAN - 45 yrs exp-
erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10% discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.

WE BUY JUNK CARS & HEAVY
EQUIPMENT - We'll pick up. (904)
879-1535 or (904)237-5293
CHIMNEY SWEEP
Don't burn your house down because
of an unsafe fireplace. Call Lighthouse
Chimney Sweeps 261-8163 for a safe
warm winter.

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the News-Leader will be closed
on Thursday, November 26th.
Our deadline for classified line
ads for the Friday, November
27th edition will be Tuesday,
November 24th at 5pm.


207 Business
Opportunities
HOST A GOLD PARTY - in your
house. We supply refreshments & know
how. Instant money making
opportunity. 583-6152
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$800/day? 25 local machines & candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
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301 Schools &
Instruction
ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE - from
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
accounting, criminal justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer avail.
Financial aid if qualified. (888)203-
3179, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

BECOME DIETARY MGR. - (avg
annual salary $40,374) in 8 mos in
online program offered by Tennessee
Technology Center at Elizabethton.
Details www.ttcelizabethton.edu, (888)
986-2368 or email patricia.roark@ttc
elizabethton.edu. ANF

306 Lessons/Classes
ARTISTS WANTED - Seeking working
Artists who are interested in Sharing
Studio Space in an established Gallery
located in downtown Fernandina. All
interested please call - (904)261-7039.




403 Finance
Home/Property
BIG PLANS - being held up by the
economy? Turn court settlement,
annuity, or lottery winnings into the
cash you need. Call Chris (816)582-
1193 or chris@yourcashout.com. ANF


S 503 Pets/Supplies
ABANDONED - Free to a good home,
2 beautiful black male cats, neutered,
must go together. (904)491-8187
CHOCOLATE POINT SIAMESE CAT -
Shy. Free to good home. Shots/
neutered. Call 491-8186.
FREE TO GOOD HOME - Adult cat.
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S 601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE - Fri. 11/20, 9am-4pm
& Sat. 11/21, 9am-lpm. No Early Birds!
977 Chad St., off Jasmine. Boys baby
items: clothes, toys, stroller. Ladies
clothes, hh items, small furn., pictures,
knick-knacks, games, & books.
HUGE GARAGE SALE - Fri. & Sat.,
8am-3pm. 833 Mary Street. Lots of
Christmas, New Levolor faux blinds,
furniture items, girl's clothing,
collectibles, cameras, linens, many
other items. Priced to Sell!
HUGE YARD SALE - Sat. 11/21, 7am
-2pm. Furniture, household items,
clothes, jewelry, etc. 1133 North
Fletcher Ave.
ESTATE SALE - Sat 11/21, 8AM-2PM,
everything must go, xmas deco, kids
toys/games, dining table/chairs, bar
stools, collectibles, dishes, lots of
kitchen & household items. Nassau
Lakes, 96050 Cayman Cir., 261-5661


I 601 Garage Sales I
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE - Toddler
girl clothing, toys, tools, computer
accessories, various household items,
& much more. Sat. 11/21, 8am-3pm.
96525 Chester Rd.
HUGE 3-DAY SALE - Thurs. 11/19,
Fri. 11/20 & Sat. 11/21, 8am-4pm.
Lots of participants. Military items,
hunting, fishing, guns, tools, knives,
Super Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Wii
System, games for all systems, washer
& dryer, Harley Davidson items, boots,
leather coats, furniture, antiques,
pictures, collectibles, building supplies,
clothes, toys, books, lots of Christmas,
collector dolls, DVDs, gold, sterling &
costume jewelry. 76087 Van Zeeleand
Ln., Yulee. Follow signs across from
Yulee Post Office.
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE -
96517 Blackrock Rd. (3 miles north on
Blackrock). Sat. 11/21, 8am-lpm.
GARAGE/MOVING SALE - Fri. 11/20
& Sat. 11/21, 8am-5pm. 2891
Breakers Ct., Ocean Reach Subdivision.
YARD SALE - Fri. 11/20, Sat. 11/21 &
Sun. 11/22, 8am-6pm. 1903 Beech St.
GARAGE SALE - Sat. 11/21, 8am-
3pm. (2) Recliners, slot machine, tools,
edger, books, knick-knacks, & misc.
395 Portside Dr.
DOWNSIZING SALE - Furniture, TVs,
patio furniture, flower pots, fine
collectibles, etc. Decorations for
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas -
indoors and out. 270 S. Fletcher Ave.
Apt. 2, Sat. 11/21, 9am-4pm.
SAT. 8AM-12PM - 1328 N. FLETCHER.
Inter. doors; rugs; tag along bikes;
household items; clothes.


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601 Garage Sales
SUPER GARAGE SALE - Johnson
Bros. dishes, cherry makeup vanity,
rocking chairs, bedspreads, linens,
quilts, household, Hummels, old dolls.
Sat. 11/21, 8am-2pm. 108 Ocean
Ridge Dr., Ocean Ridge Subdivision.
ANTIQUE FURNITURE, JEWELRY,
silver, crockery, project pieces. Coins &
collectibles. Fri. & Sat., 8am-2pm.
1704 Broome St. All items good
quality and best offer.
FRI. 11/20 & SAT. 11/21 - 9am-
1pm. Sale at corner of 7th & Centre
(near Eileen's Art & Antiques Store).
All proceeds benefit rescuing animals in
Nassau.

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YARD SALE - Fri. 11/20 & Sat. 11/21.
774 Adams Rd., by Pizza Hut. Starts
7:30am.
CAT ANGELS THRIFT STORE - 1/2
price sale on most items. Furniture &
electronics reduced. Mon-Sat., 11am-
5pm. 709 S. 8th St.
3-FAMILY YARD SALE - Fri. 11/20 &
Sat. 11/21. Yulee, off Radio on
Brooke. Look for signs. Lots of
furniture & good stuff.
GARAGE SALE - Sat. 11/21, 8am-
12pm. 96327 Abaco Island Dr., Nassau
Lakes. Household items, furniture, &
sporting goods.
GARAGE SALE - 130 N. 19th St. Fri.
& Sat., 8am-2pm. Dining & bedroom
suits, leather couch, lots of goodies.
Most items inside. (904)753-3164
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE - at
Lisa's house, 2106 Jekyll Ct., across
from the YMCA. Sat., Nov. 21, 8am-?
Toys, clothes, fish tank, curio cabinet,
much more..


1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700
Property Management
(904)277-0907 Larry Colen
www.ameliasurfside.com Realtor'


S. 12TH ST. Affordable cottage style
homes, on island. 2 bedroom, 2 bath
$1 39,900
MLS #50059 & #50066


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* 5142 Barbara's Place, 3BR/2BA,
$950/mo. Avail Dec. 1st
* 35 Teal Court (Townhome in
Marsh Lakes), 3BR/2.5BA, 2 car
garage, $1295/mo. Avail Dec. 1st


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SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - ON ISLAND
* 95069 Reserve Court - 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio
and well maintained lawn. Home has separate dining and fireplace in
living room. $1595
* 4701 Rigging Drive (Golf Side South) - 3BR/2BA Located in presti-
gious gated community where amenities include a community swim-
ming pool and easy access to the beach, Ritz Carlton and Golf Club of
Amelia just across the street. $1795
* 1933 Sycamore Lane 3BR/2BA - This home is charming country liv-
ing 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
* 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
* 4941 Windward Place (Windward Cove)- 3BR/2BA on South end of
the island, close to the beach. Open family room with built-ins and
wood laminate flooring throughout. Large master bath with garden
tub. Two car garage and fenced in back yard. $1395
* 1930 Highland Drive- 3BR/2BA Custom built home in great neigh-
borhood. Fireplace in family room, open kitchen, breakfast bar, and
built in bench seating. Screened porch and large fenced backyard.
Two car garage. $1395
* 1542 Lisa Avenue - 2BR/2BA Fully furnished home on the North end
of Amelia Island. Stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan, ceiling
fans, tile floors. Two car garage. $1450
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES - OFF ISLAND
* 87073 Raddin Road, Yulee - 3BR/2BA Modular home with large par-
tially fenced yard. Interior features fireplace, washer/dryer, island bar,
bonus room. $995
CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
* 966 Chad Street - 3BR/2BA Townhome close to schools, shopping.
Bright open floor plan with loft area. Vaulted great room, separate din-
ing. $975
* 2040 Village Lane- 3BR/2BA Centrally located townhouse on cul-de
sac, close to schools and shopping. Features gas fireplace, 2 car garage,
washer/dryer, and enclosed sunroom. $1250


$699,000 - Sandpiper Loop - MLS#49621
4BR/4BA, 2,693 s.f.Townhome
Nip Galphin - 277-6597


$495,000 -
3BR,
Nip


1 1TH ST, 2 homes under construc-
tion, affordable, on Island 3 bedroom
2 bath $149,900. MLS #50109.


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CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS con't
* 1833 Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park)- 2BR/2BA Newly con-
structed, never been occupied. Centrally located on Amelia Island.
Ceramic tile, granite countertops, W/D hookups. Separate tub and
shower in master. Close to schools and shopping. $1225
* 1841 Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park)- 3BR/2BA Centrally
located on Amelia Island. Ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances, gran
ite countertops, washer and dryer. Close to schools and shopping. $1350
* 3165 South Fletcher Unit 12 (Sea Castle) - 3BR/2.5 Condo with
community pool at rear of condo. $1125
* 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 fireplace in living
room, walk-in closets, screened balcony overlooking pond. $925
* 2700 Mizell401B -3BR/2BA in Amelia Woods. Fully furnished unit
overlooking community pool and tennis court. 3 month lease mini
mum. $1095
* 2811 Atlantic Ave Unit 201 (Fernandina Cay) - 3BR/3BA
Beautiful, fully furnished with great ocean views. Private elevator
entrance into tiled foyer. Nice upgrades throughout including crown
molding, Corian countertops, recessed lighting, double oven in large
kitchen and plenty of storage. Walk across the street to beach and Main
Beach Park. $1895
* 1320 Martin Luther KingJr. Street - 2BR/2BA on the comer of 14th
Street. Partially furnished duplex includes washer and dryer. Garage
converted into an office and separate storage room. Open patio and
screened porch. Fenced inbackyard. $950
* 3200 Fletcher Ave Unit D-1 (Ocean Dunes) - 2BR/2BA Nicely fur-
nished ground floor unit. Ocean front patio with beautiful ocean views,
steps from the beach. Located across from the Surf Restaurant.
Community pool. $1395
* 4743 St. Marc Court (The Colony)- 2BR/2BA Townhome on South
end of Amelia Island. Fireplace in living room, large 2 Car garage with
W/D hookups. Community pool and tennis courts. Located off AlA
near shopping and beach access. $950


$340,000 - Reserve Court - MLS#48982
4BR/2BA in Reserve at Old Bluff
Nin Galohin - 277-6597


Fernandina Cay - MLS# 43544 $1,295,000 1000 S. Fletcher-MLS#45255
/3BA - Great Ocean View Great Rental History, Sits on (2) 50' buildable lots
p Galphin - 277-6597 Brad Goble - 904-261-6166


$210,000 Martinique Ct. - MLS#50361
2BR/2BA - In The Colony
Nip Galphin - 277-6597







$177,000 - Timber Creek PLantation - MLS#50131
2,307 sq.tt. Brick/Stucco, SS Appliances,
Brad Goble - 261-6166


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275,000 - MLS#49508 $510,000 - Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365 $150,000 - Cartesian Pointe - MLS#50160
2600 S F. - across from the Bells River 4BR/3BA - 2578sf - In Seaside Subdivision 1,928 sq.ft. Can close before Nov. 30th.
Brad Goble - 9042616166 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
* S. Fletcher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000 Brad Goble 261-6166
*3280 S. Fletcher , 95x400, R-3, MLS#49357, $450,000 Nip Galphin 277-6597


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WHITEWASH 5-PC. QUEEN BED-
ROOM SET - $450/OBO. Call (904)
415-4167.
'TIS THE SEASON - Decorations for
Thanksgiving, Christmas - indoors &
out. Call for appt. (904)310-6155.
Drastically Reduced Cosmetic Sale
- Open House 11/14, 21 & 28, 12-4pm
or call for personal appt. 87188 Raddin
Rd., Chester area. (904)225-7500
LITTLE TYKES SPIRAL BOUNCER -
New in box, inflatable bouncer w/slide.
Retails for $500, asking $250/OBO.
(904)491-3520

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

611 Home Furnishings

2 PC. SECT. SOFA - Rattan accents -
1 sect. is queen sleeper - good cond.,
$100. Twin matt, box and frame - exc.
cond., some bedding, $95. Asst. coffee
and end tables. Call (904)432-8060.
FURNITURE - Moving-must sell. Wood
furniture, dark cherry, good condition.
(2) Ent. ctrs., highboy, 36" dia. table &
4 chairs, 54" rear projection TV, patio
furn. Appt. only, 556-9528.

614 Jewelry/Watches

DIAMOND EARRINGS - Crawford
Jewelers, 1472 Sadler Rd. (904)277-
4910


METAL ROOFING TAX CREDIT - 40
yr warranty. Direct from manufacturer.
30 colors in stock. Quick turn around.
Delivery available. Gulf Coast Supply &
Manufacturing. (888)393-0335.
www.GulfCoastSupplv.com. ANF

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1&2 Bedroom Units
Rent starting at $630-$750
Mon & Wed 8am - 5pm, Fri 1pm - 5pm
^ 1105 S. 13th Street, Fernandina Beach
L- (904) 277-2103
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*Rent starting at $585-$705
Tues & Thurs 8am - 5pm, Fri 8am - 12pm
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2005 4BR/2BA - on 1 acre. Must sell
due to foreclosure. Low down, 808 Off Island/Yulee
$750/mo. Call (904)589-9585.


FORECLOSED! - New manufactured
homes on land. Ready to move in 3, 4
& 5 bedroom homes w/low down.
$750/mo. (904)589-9585

1804 Amelia Island Homes
OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009
Time: 12:00 - 3:00
2867 Park Square Place East
Amelia Coastal Realty
(904)261-2770
CHARMING DOWNTOWN COTTAGE
- Energy Star Hurricane Resistant Pre-
const., $175K. (904)556-1905
1711 PARK AVE. - Amelia Park.
2115sf, 3BR/2BA, pool, privacy fence,
2-car garage. $425,000. Call for more
details (904)583-3732.
UNWRAP THE HOME
you've always wanted!
Oceanfront Log Cabin - $899,000
2,389 sf home in Yulee - $189,900
Condo by the beach - $155,000
Charming Cottage - $130,000
Egans Bluff III 2159 sf - $294,000
Amelia Coastal Realty
(904)261-2770
ask for Santa!


3BR/2.5BA ENERGY EFFICIENT
HOME - Granite countertops,
hardwood floors, ceramic tile, spa tub,
2-car garage. In gated community.
$329,900. Call (904)491-4383 or
(904)237-7324.
2BR/2BA SINGLE WIDE - on 1
fenced acre. New roof, completely
remodeled, 3 yr. old AC & heat.
$55K/OBO. Call (904)504-7674.

S 809 Lots
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION LOTS
* Lot 29 - Beachwood Rd. near tennis
center & beach club, great location,
$335,000.
* Lots 13 & 14 - Sound Point, deep
water, best deal on Plantation,
$795,000.
* Lot 101 - Belted Kingfisher, wooded
patio lot, very private, $248,000.
Call (904)545-3017 for more details.
LOT FOR SALE - #10 Blackrock Rd.
.55 acre, cleared, filled, well drilled,
between Pirates Wood entrances.
$59,000. (912)506-1035
3/4 ACRE - w/septic tank & light pole
on Pirates Bluff Rd. off Blackrock Rd.
$50,000. (904)583-3522

810 Farms & Acreage
HUGE SAVINGS - 20 Ac only $72,900.
Wooded in Coastal GA. Excellent Week-
end retreat/Awsome hunting/ Subdi-
vision potential. Only 3.5 miles from
Wal-Mart. Owner Financing Available.
Call Owner Now! (912)674-2700


LAND BARGAIN - 21+ ac $89,900.
Beautifully wooded acreage close to
FL/GA border. Enjoy end of road
privacy. Perfect for weekend getaway/
cabin in woods/horse farm. Possible
subdivide. Exc. fin. Owner (912)674-
0320, www.GAforest.com ANF
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investment potential. (800)711-9175
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851 Roommate Wanted

RESPONSIBLE ROOMMATE WANT-
ED - Large house to share in Nassau-
ville. $400/mo., includes utilities. Call
904-583-0492.
UF OR SFC STUDENT - who is looking
for 1BR/1BA in 2/2 apt in NW Gaines-
ville in Spring. Prefer female student to
share w/local student. 5 mins to SFC,
15 mins to UF. (904)277-6951.



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OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

S 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots - Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.

807 Condominiums
OCEANFRONT 3BR/3BA CONDO -
Furnished. Make offer. (814)937-2565
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


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1 852 Mobile Homes |

3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME - in
Blackrock Rd. area. $700/mo. + $400
sec. dep. (904)753-1691
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - Available
12/1. $600/mo. + $600 deposit. Call
(904)583-2576, leave message & I will
return your call.
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE - on one
acre. $850/mo. + $800 deposit. (904)
753-2155
2BR/2BA - Beautiful new decor. $500-
$675/mo. Includes water, lawn.
Possible RTO. (904)315-1757 or 613-
8401
3/2 DWMH - off Radio Rd. Fenced
backyard. Some pets OK. $825/mo. +
deposit. (904)206-3423
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME -
3BR/2BA on 1 acre. Great location.
$850/mo. + dep. Call (904)321-7454.
2/1 MOBILE HOME - Chester Rd.
$625/mo. + deposit. (904)206-3423
On Island - 2/1 SWMH in park
starting $165 wk/$660 mo. + dep.
Utilities available. Also, At Beach -
effic. apt., $145 wk incl utils/cable.
261-5034

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November 24th at 5pm.

STATIONERY RV FOR RENT - Weekly
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
BLACKROCK AREA - 2BR/1BA in
small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lawn service provid-
ed. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-6486


S854 Rooms
ROOM FOR RENT - for single. S min-
utes from beach. Private bath, private
entrance. $100/wk. + $200 dep. Call
10am-6pm, (904)624-5084 anytime.


855 Apartments
Furnished

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
At Beach - Remodeled effic $145 wk,
incl utils/cable. Also On Island -
2&3BR SWMH in park starting $165
wk/$660 mo + dep. 261-5034
ACROSS FROM OCEAN - 57 S.
Fletcher Ave. 2BR/2BA completely
furnished. Washer/dryer, d/w, disposal,
TV, ceiling fans. $875/mo. + utilities.
Deposit $875. Call (904)277-7622 to
schedule walk through.
OCEANVIEW BEAUTIFUL APT
FOR RENT
Beautiful ocean views. Furnished. 2BR,
Spacious, all Brand-new appliances,
Hardwood floors. $750/month. (904)
277-3050.
631 TARPON AVE. - Fernandina
Shores. 2/2, furnished, pool, tennis
courts, clubhouse, steps to the beach.
$895. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)
277-0006


856 Apartments
Unfurnished

DUPLEX - Side A. 3BR/2BA, pool,
ocean view. $1200/mo. (904)753-0256
2012 #2 BRIDAL RD. - 2BR/1BA
patio apartment. Quiet neighborhood.
$700/mo. + deposit. Available now.
Call Jody (904)583-9597.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX APT. - Historic
district, Irg. screened deck. Pet okay.
$650/mo. + utilities. 335-0335 or
556-6853


856 Apartments
Unfurnished

Affordable Living - for eligible low-
income persons/families. 1 & 2
bedrooms. Rent based on income.
Apply at Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona
Dr., Fernandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible apts available.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
For Rent - 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt.
Newly rebuilt. CH&A, stove, refrig.,
d/w, carpet. $750/mo. + dep. & ref's.
828 Nottingham Dr. (904)261-3035


1858 Condos-Unfurnishedl 1860 Homes-Unfurnished 1860 Homes-UnfurnishedI


LUXURY CONDO - 2BR/2BA, garage,
pool, gated community, ground level.
The Villas at Summer Beach. Unfurn-
ished. $1150/mo + util. 277-3206
FERNANDINA SHORES - 3BR/2BA
ground floor, pool, tennis, clubhouse,
dishwasher. Year lease, ref's, deposit.
Avail November. $950/mo. 261-5630
1/2 MONTH FREE - The Palms at
Amelia 2BR/2BA starting at $825/mo.
3BR/2BA starting at $900/mo. Call
(904)277-1983.


3BR/2BA - $1395/mo. + utilities.
ARTIST'S APT. - with retail space Short term or long term, or weekly.
available. $900 includes utilities. 505 Pets OK with a fee. (912)552-8601
S. 9th St. (904)321-3404 PesOwihaf.(925-8


1BR/1BA SPACIOUS STUDIO - 10'
ceiling, CH&A, W/D hookups, very nice.
$725 includes all utilities. (904)556-
9581
NORTH BEACH AREA - Quiet. 2BR/
1.5 duplex, upstairs, ocean view.
$800/mo. + 1/2 utilities. Call (904)
206-2281.
925 TARPON - North Pointe, 2BR/
2.5BA, close to beach, pool, covered
parking. $850/mo. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006
2734B 1ST AVE. - 2BR/1.5BA town-
home. Close to beach. $800/mo. +
deposit. Available now. Call Jody
(904)583-9597.
2BR/1BA - Unit A, 402 S. 11th St.
$750/mo. (904)753-0256
CLOSE TO QUIET NORTH BEACH - &
Fort Clinch Parks. 2/1 remodeled,
electric heat/air, tile floors, oak
cabinets. 1132 N. Fletcher downstairs.
Lease $725/mo. + utilities. $700
deposit. (904)261-7168
ENJOY FANTASTIC SUNSETS -
Riverfront Loft Apt. in Old Town.
2BR/1BA, patio, stainless kitchen
appl's, custom cabinets, laundry h/u.
$995. (904) 206-1292
BEACHES CHOICE - 2BR oceanview
townhome. Freshly painted, new
carpet, ceiling fans, CH&A, W/D conn.
Svc pets only. No smk. $875/mo. Wtr/
sew incl. 737 N. Fletcher. 261-4127


3165 S. FLETCHER - (Sea Castles).
3/2.5, washer/dryer, garage,
community pool, steps to beach. $895.
nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
THE COLONY - 2BR/2BA, bonus room,
garage, W/D, pool, tennis courts.
$900/mo. Available 12/1/09. Call
(904)557-1507.
3/3.5 SUMMER BEACH Villa Town-
house - includes lawn care, cable,
w/d, fireplace, screen porch, granite,
dbl grg, pool, 2100sf, walk to beach.
$1400/mo. Pet dep. (912)682-8118
CONDOS FOR RENT HOTLINE - Ask
about our FREE RENT SPECIAL,
Darlington Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030.
2BR/2BA - Close to beach, 1200 sq.
ft., tile floors, recent renovation,
washer/dryer. Pet considered. $950/
mo. Call (904)430-7802.
NOVEMBER SPECIAL
AMELIA LAKES
1 & 2 Bed Luxury Condos in gated,
waterfront community. Resort-style
pool, tennis court, 24/7 fit ctr,
volleyball & more! Garden tubs, walk-in
closets, & lots of upgrades! Call Jessica
(904)415-6969. Starting at $799/mo!
www.amelialakes.com
jessica@amelialakes.com


859 Homes-Furnished

2BR/2BA WATERFRONT PROPERTY
- for rent. $1000/mo. Call (904)502-
0406.


2BR/1BA - All new appliances. W/D.
Wimbrel Ln. off Philips Manor near Ritz
Carlton & Peters Point beach access.
Call (904)556-4491.

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3BR/2BA - w/garage & screened
porch. Villages of Marsh Lakes. $1100/
mo. 1st & security required. (904)753-
0379.


864 Commercial/Retail
DEERWALK - Prime high visibility
location on AIA in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate
(904)261-4066.


SI RESTAURANT FOR LEASE - 3800 sq.
861 Vacation Rentals ft 463179 A1A, Yulee. Permits
available for alcoholic beverages. (904)
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. 557-5004
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre, CENTRE ST. RETAIL/COMMERCIAL
Realtor, for special rates - for rent. 7450sf, will subdivide.
(904)556-5722.


I 863 Office
OFFICE SPACE - for rent. Office within
an office. Desk, chair, bookcase,
utilities included, & some extras. 753-
4077


FOR RENT - Nice little house. OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT -Desk,
3BR/1BA located on Gum St. Newly bookcase, chair, all utilities, & some
remodeled. Call (904)753-1346. extras. $500/mo. 753-4077 I


NICE 3BR/2BA HOME - on Island.
$895. Lots of trees and garage. (904)
277-8171.
ON THE ISLAND - 3BR/2BA, 3630 1st
Ave. Garage, large back deck, near the
beach. $1200/mo. + $1000 dep. Call
(386)961-8672 or (866)606-8443.
YULEE COTTAGE - 2BR/1BA,
completely refurbished, CH&A, tile
bath. $750/mo., 1st & last + $700
security. Call (904)465-0511.
2150 CAPTAIN KIDD - Very clean
3BR/2BA home. 1700sf w/fenced in
backyard. In Lakewood Subd. behind
Food Lion Shopping Ctr. $1200/mo. +
dep & 1 yr lease. Call (904)753-4559.
AMELIA PARK - 3BR/2.5BA charming
townhome w/Old World arbored court-
yard, 2-car garage. 1878 Carnation St.
$1350/mo. (904)210-6191
ON ISLAND AT SEASIDE: 2,400 sq.
ft. 4-bedroon 3-full baths. Walk or
cycle to the beach, Ft. Clinch or town.
2-car garage, sprinkler system, smoke
and security alarms, fitted for internet,
phones & cable. Fully equipped
kitchen, with breakfast nook, formal
dinning area, and storage area,
laundry room with washer/dryer.
$1,650 month. 904/206-0817 or
770/493-9664.


3BR/1BA BLOCK HOME - Yulee.
857 Condos-Furnished 860 Homes-Unfurnished CallawayDr. CHA upgraded kit. w/
857d 860 Homes-Unfurnished dw, storage garage with w/d. $800/
mo +1dep. 225-9890 or 225-6084.


FOR RENT - Fernandina. Furnished
2BR/2BA condo. Close to beach, tennis
court, pool. Svc animals only. Utils incl.
$600/wk., $1100/mo. (904)310-6493
2BR/2BA - on Amelia Island
Plantation. $1200/mo. for 6 months.
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.
POOLVIEW BEAUTIFUL CONDO
FOR RENT
Amelia Landings IF. Top floor. Beauti-
ful view of pool, lagoon and tennis
courts. Furnished. 2BR/2BA. Washer/
Dryer all appliances. Nicely furnished.
$850/month. (904)277-3050.
1BR/1BA - Amelia Woods. Beautifully
furnished. Vaulted ceilings. $840/mo.
Call (770)789-2965 for details. Also
listed for sale - Century 21.


Bank Foreclosures - 3BR only $199/
mo. Buy 5BR only $225/mo. 5% down
30 years @ 8% apr. For listings
(800)366-9783 ext 5853. ANF
WORTHINGTON DR. - in Page Hill,
Yulee. 3/2, stove, fridge, DW, disposal,
washer/dryer, water softener, mower,
pest control. $1095. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
3BR/2BA HOUSE - 2-car gar., all
appl's, upgraded kitchen, vaulted
ceilings, cable included. Mins from Jax,
A.I., Kings Bay & beaches. $1150/mo.
Available 12/1. (904)334-0806
CHARMING - Old World style house
4BR/3BA, gourmet kitchen, wood &
Travertine floors. 513 Dade St., Fern.
Bch. $1500/mo. (904)210-6191


Features include:
2 bedroom garden units * 2 bedroom townhouse style
3 bedroom garden units * Marsh views
Swimming pool * Dishwasher * Laundry facilities
Washer/dryer connections* * Washer/dryer units available*
Water, garbage & pest control included in rent
Prices starting at $675.00 per month
*Some features not available in all units

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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!


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1711 PARK AVE. - Amelia Park.
2115sf, 3BR/2BA, pool, privacy fence,
2-car garage. $1800/mo. w/pool &
lawn svc. Call for more details
(904)583-3732.
4BR/2BA/2-CAR GARAGE - 76097
Tideview Lane, TimberCreek, 1 mile
west of 1-95 on AIA, $1350/mo.
2275 sq. ft. (904)521-9792.
www.infotube.net/158370.
33379 SUNNY PARKE CIR. - Flora
Parke. 4/2, 2300 sq. ft. Stove, fridge,
DW, microwave, FP, water softener,
sprinkler system. Must see. $1395.
Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. 277-0006
YULEE - 4BR/2BA, 1854sf. $1,100/
mo. Call Don Brown Realty (904)
225-5510 or (904)571-7177.


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Office Space - includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
(904)583-0058.
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-
2788.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE - in the
historic district downtown. Lots of foot
traffic. Some utilities are included.
Please phone (904)261-8249 to
preview these offices.
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
402 Centre St. 1000-9000SF
1 North 4th St (Swan Bldg)
155-170SF
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg)
120-190SF
Atlantic Ave @ 14th St 500-2100SF
117 S. 9th St 1200SF
1405 Park Ave 918SF
Galnhin R/F Svc - (904)277-6597


AFFORDABLE RETAIL OFFICE
from $300 & up. Enclosed yard
w/irrigation plus 24 x 24 building on
Sadler Rd. Call (904)415-1540.


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2002 VW JETTA - Turbo, 64,000
miles, 4-door, silver, leather, sunroof, 6
player CD. $6,800/OBO. (904)415-
0371 or (904)415-3160.
FSBO - Classic 2dr EIDorado '91
Cadillac $950. '97 Saturn $1900. '91
Dodge PU $2500 & '85 2dr S10 Blazer
$1200. All good running condition.
261-5034
Police Impounds - Honda 2000 Civic
$800. Nissan 2001 Altima $350. Ford
2001 Taurus $700. For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9275. ANF
1999 Honda Civic $200. 2001 Nissan
Altima $350. 2003 VW Jetta $400.
Police impounds. For listings call
(800)366-9813 ext 9271. ANF

904 Motorcycles

2004 SUZUKI BURGMAN 400 - 7300
miles. Like new. Full windshield. 50
mpg. $3,400/OBO. (904)753-0998


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*2000 sf +/- in busy Five Points Plaza at
AIA and Sadler Rd. Great retail
frontage with heavy foot traffic and
vehicle exposure. $3,800/mo incl. rent,
CAM, and taxes
*850785 US 17Yulee- 150x300 lot with
a 1458 sq. ft. building & large paved
parking 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.
*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. 1839 S. 8th St
Adjacent to Huddle House $2,250/mo
lease + tax, also considering sale.
*2385 JAMESTOWN ROAD Approx
2400 SF Great for Retail, Office,
Industrial or light manufacturing locat-
ed at Industrial Park by airport. Roll up
doors and easy access. Rare zoning
allows many uses. $2,500/mo + tax +
util
* DEER WALK - 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage. 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 Points Village 2250 S 8th St. Old
West Marine space. 2,900 HSF, ample
parking,AIA exposure. Great for retail
or large office space. Call for details.
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* 3BR/2.5BA w/pool unfurnished
95109 Hildreth Ln NO SMOKING
$1750 + util. Includes yard & pool
maintenance.
*730 S 14th. - 3BR/IBA home
w/fenced backyard, $875/mo. + util.
* 322 S.6th St. 4BR/2BA $ 1, 100 + util.
*2519 S. Fletcher Ave (West Side),
3-4 BR/2.5BA 2800 sq. ft. Home. Lots
of parking. Unfurnished $1,400 + util.
* 19 S. 14th St., 2/1, $900/mo. + util.,
security deposit $1,000.
* 3BR/2.5BAVery nice 2500 sq.ft. home
at Florence Point $1,450/mo. + util.
Avail 1/1/2010
*3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island
with beautiful view of Egans Creek.
$1,750/mo. + Util. Includes yard
maintenance
* 3BR/2BA Home w/ pool, Dunewood
PI., close to beach and golf course
$1,350/mo + util
* 619 S. 14th St 3BR/IBA $975/mo. +
util. Security deposit of $1,000.
*2801 Elizabeth St - 3/2 upstairs Apt. Great
DeckOceanview $950/mo. + util.
*3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
garage. Like new with a partial ocean
view $1,150/mo + util.
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These spacious 1700 square foot, two bedrooms, two and
a half bath homes are now available for long term leasing.
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95155 Bermuda - 3038 sf. 5BR/4BA golf and lake front
home located in Amelia National. Master down with
bonus/media room. Three car garage. Social amenities
included. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,995/mo

5209 Village Way - 1789 sf. 3BR/2BA 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

1549 Geddes - 2120 sf. 3BR/2BA furnished home located
in Amelia Park. Walking distance to YMCA, Post Office and
beach. Utilities included. Pets allowed. On Island.
$1,895/mo

330 S. 7th - 1592 sf. completely renovated 3BR/2BA with
master suite upstairs and upgraded kitchen. Pets allowed.
On Island. $1,450/mo

918 White - 1040 sf. 2BR/3BA with loft. Hardwood floors,
granite countertops, commercial kitchen. Wrap around
porch with beautiful back yard. W/D. Half month rent off
with 12 month lease. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,400/mo

94024 Barclay Place #1C - 2200 sf. 3BR/3.5BA town home
located in Harrison Cove. Tile floors in main living area.
Master suite down. Screened lanai. Pets allowed. On Island.
$1,300/mo

86624 Cartesian - 1890 sf. 3 BR/2BA home with fenced in
backyard. Covered patio with hot tub. Two car garage. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,250/mo

2108 Natures Lane - 1942 sf. 3BR/2BA home with hard-
wood floors in dining, kitchen and study. Fenced backyard.
W/D plus lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,250/mo

2184A First - 1530 sf. 3BR/2BA with master suite upstairs
and guest suite down. One car garage. Lawn care. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,200/mo

76087 Long Pond - 1590 sf. 3BR/2BA home located in
Cartesian Point. Fenced backyard. Covered lanai. Security
and irrigation. W/D. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,175/mo

Amelia Woods #603A - 1700 sf. 3BR/ 2BA ground floor
condo just one block from beach. Renovated with tile
throughout. Community pool. Furnished or unfurnished.
W/D and water included. Pets allowed. On Island.
$1,125/mo


823 N. Fletcher 1960 sf. 2BR/1BA furnished upstairs
condo. Ocean view with sunroom. Water included. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,100/mo

1010A Natures Walk - 1526 sf. 3BR/2.5BA town home.
Walking distance to middle school and high school.
Located off Citrona. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island.
$1,100/mo

85134 St. John - 1500 sf. 3 BR/2BA brick home located in
Lofton Oaks with large fenced backyard. W/D included.
Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,050/mo

2418 Pirates Bay - 1674 sf. 3BR/2BA with sunroom.
Fireplace. Security system. All new appliances. W/D includ-
ed. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,050/mo

710 N. 15th- 1460 sf. 3BR/2BA home with fenced in back
yard and patio/deck. Great for entertaining. Pets allowed.
On Island. $1,050/mo

1908 Beech- 1141 sf. 3BR/2BA with fenced back yard. Pets
Allowed. On Island. $1,050/mo

Amelia Lakes #1422 - 1143 sf. 2 BR/2 BA second floor
condo in gated community. Vaulted ceiling in family room
with fireplace. Community pool, tennis and workout facili-
ty. Pets allowed. Off Island. November rent free! $950/mo

86030 Palm Tree - 1700 sf. 3BR/2BA home on two acres.
Screened porch on front and sun room in back. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $925/mo

408 S. 15th- 1084 sf. 3BR/1.5BA home with fenced in back
yard. Tiled main living area. Pets allowed. On Island.
$900/mo

5437 Leonard - 1332 sf 2BR/2BA home in Historic
American Beach. Large outdoor entertainment area for
cookouts and family gatherings. Pets allowed. Off Island.
$850/mo

86088 Santa Barbara - 1200 sf 2BR/2BA home located in
Lofton Oaks with fenced backyard. Great roommate plan.
One car garage. Pets allowed. Off Island $850/mo

823 N. Fletcher 1960 sf 2BR/1BA duplex just steps from
the beach on North end of Amelia Island. Downstairs unit.
Water included. Pets allowed. On Island. $750/mo

86317 Callaway - 1000 sf. 2BR/1BA house on large lot.
Wood floors with updated kitchen. Pets allowed. Off
Island. $695/mo


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009 LEISURE News-Leader


HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


Toy drive
Maurices at The Shoppes at
Amelia Concourse, 463721 SR 200,
Yulee, is holding a toy drive to bene-
fit Toys for Tots through Dec. 10.
Customers can drop off their dona-
tions during store hours, Monday-
Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday
noon-7 p.m. Items needed include
new unwrapped toys. Donors will
receive a coupon for 20 percent off
one regular-priced item for each
donation, limit 10 per person.
Alternative gift market
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., hosts its ninth annual
Alternative Gift Market Nov. 21 from
9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 8
a.m.-1 p.m. Breakfast will be offered
both days.
This is an opportunity to pur-
chase handmade gifts that benefit
women and children in developing
countries from around the world.
Among the groups this year are Ten
Thousand Villages, MayaWorks,
Siwok, African Team Ministries,
Heifer Project, Bonga Ethiopian
School Project, Breast Cancer
Awareness and Hospice, First Coast
Freedom Playground, Nepal Clinic,
Nature's Cork and Micah's Place.
For more information call St.
Peter's office at 261-4293.
Kinderstudios
The dance students of
Kinderstudios, located at 1897
Island Walk Way, will perform Nov.
25 at 6 p.m. at the lighting of the
Christmas tree at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island; Nov. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at
the lighting of the Christmas tree in
downtown Fernandina Beach; and
Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. during the lighted
holiday parade.
Santa Claus will visit
Kinderstudios on Dec. 12 from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Students will enjoy hot
chocolate, cookies and a gifts
exchange. For information e-mail
Alexandra Carroll at Alexandra.kin-
dermusik@comcast.net.
'Holiday Celebrationf
Amelia Island Plantation will light
up the holiday season with the annu-
al Holiday Celebration Nov. 27 from
5-9 p.m. in The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation to benefit
Take Stock in Children.
Enjoy hot chocolate, hot apple
cider, holiday cookies, horse and
carriage rides, live entertainment,
carousel rides and pictures with
Santa Claus. The cost is $5 per per-
son, which includes a $1 donation to
Take Stock in Children. Tickets are
available at Harrison's Mercantile,
Resort To Home and Amelia's
Signature Shop. Children 4 and
under are free. Beer and wine will
be available for purchase. For infor-
mation call 866-213-8045 or visit
www.aipfl.com.
LightUp a Life
Take Stock in Children presents
Light Up A Life from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 3
at the Amelia Inn Conference Center
on Amelia Island Plantation. Enjoy
an evening of fine wine, a splendid
buffet and a silent auction of unusual
items. Advance tickets are $50 and
available at First Coast Community
Bank, the News-Leader, Nassau
County Record, Cafe Karibo, Resort
to Home and the Ocean Clubhouse
at Amelia Island Plantation. Or
charge by phone at 548-4432
(Florida State College). Tickets will
be $60 at the door.
Christmas Glow
The Annual Christmas Glow
sponsored by the Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will be held Dec.
4 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Woman's
Club Clubhouse at 201 Jean Lafitte
Blvd. (behind the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center). Just follow the
luminaries to the clubhouse. There
will be face painting, entertainment,
and visits with Santa. Chili, hot dogs,
chips and colas will be served for a
fee. Cookies and punch will be free.
This is the Woman's Club's gift to
the community. Please come and


Christmas homecoming
"A 1940's Christmas Homecoming" tells the story in drama and music of a young soldier trying
home from the war for Christmas in 1944. Cheering Eddie on is a 45-voice chorus and 13-piec
band in a USO Club setting depicting the World War II era. "A 1940's Christmas Homecoming
presented at Amelia Baptist Church at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 13. Admiss
free. Childcare for children from birth to age 4 is available with reservations. For information ci
church office at 261-9527. Amelia Baptist Church is located at 961167 Buccaneer Trail where
sects with South Fletcher Avenue at the yellow caution light.


Holiday music
The Amelia
Community Theatre
Guild presents "An
Evening of Holiday
Music" at 8 p.m. on
Dec. 3 and 4 at 209
Cedar St. Right,
members of the Sine
Nomine Choir who
will peform for the
event, under the
direction of Jill
Dillingham, Mary
Williams and
Nanette Autry. Adult
tickets are $15; stu-
dent tickets are $10.
There also will be hol-
iday refreshments
and a holiday reading
by Ron Kurtz and
Judy Tipton. Call
261-6749.
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bring a friend. All ages are invited.
For information call 261-4885.
Homes tour
Tour five of Amelia Island's loveli-
est, private homes, all professionally
decorated, in Fernandina Beach's
historic district during the Amelia
Island Museum of History's third
annual celebration of the holiday
season, Dec. 4 and 5. New in 2009
will be an authentic Victorian Tea in
the Bailey House. Homes will be
open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; tea will
be served at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Tour
tickets are $25 in advance and $30
on tour days. Tea tickets are $15 and
space is limited. To purchase tickets
and for more information, visit
www.ameliamuseum.org or call 261-
7378, ext. 100. Proceeds will contin-
ue the work on major renovations.
Craft show
The 14th Annual Christmas Craft
Show will take place from 9 a.m.-4
p.m. Dec. 5 in the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center's main auditori-
um. There will be Christmas gift,
ornaments, wreaths and other
handmade crafts available.
Admission is free. For more infor-
mation, call 716-7668.
Parade of Paws
Redbones Dog Bakery and
Boutique will host its 10th Annual
"Parade of Paws" in downtown
Fernandina Beach on Dec. 5.
Pre-register now at Redbones.
Late registration will begin on-site at
10 a.m. in the Citizens Bank parking
lot, Eighth and Centre streets.
Minimum donation is $10 and all
proceeds benefit the Nassau


Humane Society. Lineup begins at
10:30 a.m. and the parade starts at
11 a.m. Prizes and trophies will be
awarded for best holiday outfit, the
dog that most looks like its owner,
and cutest personality. Following the
parade at Redbones enjoy free dog-
gie treats, pictures and special
guest, chocolatier Kendall Taylor,
who will sell her home-made choco-
late candies with sales donated to
the Nassau Humane Society. Fairy
Tails Mobile Grooming is offering
20 percent off in November to
parade participants and will donate a
portion of the proceeds to the
Nassau Humane Society. After the
parade, Fairy Tails will offer free
nail trimming and touchups on face,
feet, tail and tummies.
For more information, visit
www.redbonesbakery.com or call
321-0020.
Petphotos
The annual Pet Photos with Santa
is Dec. 5 starting at 10 a.m. at Bark
Avenue Pet Boutique, 97 Amelia
Village Circle. Cost is $20 per photo
and appointments are required.
Photographer is Holly Allain, who is
donating her time. Proceeds benefit
Project Chance, which supplies
guide dogs to children with autism
in Northeast Florida. To schedule an
appointment, call the store at 261-
2275.
Holiday classes
The Learning Community of
North Florida classes for the holi-
days include: Holiday Wreaths and
Garlands - Dec. 5, 11 a.m.; Holiday
Party Appetizers - Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m.;
Holiday Brunch - Dec. 6, 11a.m.;


Holiday Wine and Cheese Party -
Dec. 9, 3:30 p.m.; Gourmet Dipped
Apples - Dec. 9, 6 p.m.; Easy Edible
Holiday Gifts - Dec. 12, 11 a.m.;
Holiday Pies and Cakes - Dec. 13,
11 a.m.; Holiday Candle Making -
Dec. 10, 3 p.m.; Christmas Cookies
- Dec.19, 1 p.m.; Holiday Pet Treats
- Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m. For more infor-
mation or to register, visit
www.tlcnf.com or call (904) 430-0120
Holiday encampment
The Fort Clinch State Park Union
Holiday Encampment Dec. 5-6 will
featuring re-enactors decorating the
fort for Christmas. Volunteers in
Civil War-era costumes place fresh
greenery on the mantle, decorate a
period Christmas tree and portray
daily life as it was in the winter of
1864. The ladies string berries and
popcorn while fires burn in the fire-
places and soldiers answer ques-
tions about what it is like to be sta-
tioned at Fort Clinch.
The event will take place from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-
noon on Sunday. For details call 277-
7274, or visit www.floridas-
tateparks.org/fortclinch.
Foundation lunch
The Fernandina Beach High
School Foundation Holiday
Luncheon featuring Chef Williams
Castleberry and the FBHS culinary
students will be held at noon Dec. 6
at the Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd.
Sponsorship levels begin at $40. Call
Alison Douglas at 491-8069 by Nov.
25 to RSVP.
The foundation supports the
school, its students and faculty.


Holiday tea
S Enjoy a Holiday Tea and the
S* reading of Dylan Thomas' A Child's
* j Christmas in Wales on Dec. 8 at 3:30
p.m. at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge on
South Fletcher Avenue.
Tickets are $25 for Friends of the
Library members and $30 for non-
members and available at the
Fernandina Beach library. Ticket
includes tea and one copy of the
book.
Lighted parades
The Lighted Holiday Land
Parade & Fernandina Harbor
Marina Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
will be held Dec. 12 beginning at 6
p.m.
The parade along Centre Street is
. a presented by America's Youth.
Parade applications are now avail-
able for pickup at the Northeast
Florida Community Action Agency
SUBMITTED at the Peck Center and at the
Chamber of Commerce at Gateway
Boulevard in Fernandina Beach.
g to get Entry is free.
e swing The Fernandina Harbor
" will be Marina Holiday Lighted Boat
ion is Parade will follow the land parade,
all the presented by the Historic
it inter- Fernandina Business Association,
beginning in the harbor at the foot
of Centre and Ash streets. Bring
your chairs and blankets to view the
parade downtown, then move to the
boardwalk at the marina to see the
lighted boats.
For more information about the
boat parade contact Sandy Price at
206-0756 or e-mail slprice@bell-
south.net.
Yulee Holiday Festival


The 5th Annual Yulee Holiday
Festival and Parade will be held at
the Yulee Sports Complex on
Goodbread Drive in Yulee on
Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The parade will begin at 10 a.m.,
with the theme "Through a Child's
Eyes," followed by a festival offering
food, art and craft vendors, live
music and entertainment for all
ages. Pictures will be taken with
Santa in the Winter Wonderland
throughout the day.
If you are interested in participat-
ing in the parade or in providing
entertainment, please call Connie at
225-2516. If you or your organization
would like reserve a booth, please
call Julie at 225-5237.
'Christmas Spectacular
Kinderstudios presents its
fourth annual "Christmas
Spectacular" musical production for
the community on Dec. 19 at the
Fernandina Beach Middle School
auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5.
For information e-mail Alexandra
Carroll at Alexandra.kindermusik
@comcast.net. Kinderstudios is
located at 1897 Island Walk Way,
Fernandina Beach.
Hospice calendar
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida has the perfect
holiday gift for dog lovers - the 2010
Community Hospice Volunteer Pet
Therapy Calendar.
This year's calendar contains full
color photographs of 16 of the 51
active pet therapy teams and pro-
vides "personal information" about
each dog. The calendars are $15
each, or two for $20. Proceeds bene-
fit the patients and families of
Community Hospice.
To order call Chris Whitney at
(904) 407-7063 or visit community-
hospice.com.

OUT OF TOWN

Community Nutcracker
The Florida Theatre, 128 East
Forsyth St., Jacksonville presents
the holiday classic "Community
Nutcracker" Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. and
Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit Dreams Come
True. Contact the box office at (904)
355-2787.


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stayed there for three years,
during which time everything
of value was stripped from the
vessel.
Howe spent those years
fighting the federal govern-
ment to get the boat back,
says Laspina.
"He was in and out of fed-
eral courts continuously for a
year and a half to two years,"
says Laspina. "He had paper-
work proving he had leased
the vessel out, with no con-
nection with illegal activity."
In the end, Howes got the
yacht back but did not pursue
compensation for the stolen
items, Laspina says.
Later the boat was relocat-
ed to Haulover Marina in
North Miami. That's when
Laspina and his brother
began helping Howes put the
yacht back together.
"Martin, I and Jason
(Rowe) worked on the yacht,"
says Laspina, "for several
years at the Haulover."
"Ashley put the money up,
and we supplied the labor,"
says Laspina. "A lot of the
repairs were just Band-Aids,


not proper repairs." During
that time, says Laspina, Howe
had his office on the yacht
and even lived on it for quite a
while.
"We used to go to the
Columbus Day Regatta at
Elliot Key for the whole week-
end," says Laspina. "We
always had the largest
vessel there. We did it for five
or six years straight, we
loaded it up with food and
beer and headed for the sail-
ing regatta."
"My brother was obsessed
with ownership of the yacht,"
says Laspina, "and he said to
Ashley, "Whatever happens to
you, I want you to give me the
yacht.'"
When Howes died in 2001,
says Laspina, Howes' brother
and nephew came forward
and said the yacht belonged
to them, not realizing the con-
dition it was in.
"Martin said, 'If you want
it you can have it,'" says
Laspina. "Three months later,
the marina wanted it out
before it sank and blocked
the whole marina." Later,
Howes' brother called
Zidtowecki and told him he


could have the derelict yacht.
Zidtowecki realized it
needed to be overhauled and
began to do some investigat-
ing. Eventually he found Earl
McMillen, the yacht's present
owner, who found the yacht
"hanging on for dear life" at a
marina in Palatka. The yacht
was towed to Savannah, and
from there towed on a barge
to Newport, R.I., arriving in
2002.
Freedom underwent a
complete restoration at the
International Yacht
Restoration School in
Newport, beginning in
August 2004. Estimated at
$3.5 million, the restoration
eventually cost $6.5 million.
McMillen financed the
restoration by assembling a
group of partners who each
bought an interest in the
yacht.
Freedom was relaunched
May 9, 2009 in Portsmouth,
R.I., and might be stopping
for an afternoon at the
Fernandina Beach marina
next week, on her way to her
winter home port in Fort
Lauderdale.
adaughtry@fbnewsleadercom


Alhambra resurrects holiday classic


For the News Leader

Three months ago it was
assumed the nation's oldest
professional dinner theater
was closing its doors forever.
This week, the new owner-
ship group, led by
Jacksonville native Craig
Smith, announced its own
"Christmas Miracle."
Creative Director Tod Booth
will combine forces again
with Alhambra veteran
Tony Triano, reprising his
role as Scrooge, as the
Alhambra finishes a tumul-
tuous 2009 season with a
three-week run of Charles
Dickens' classic, "Christmas
Carole."
This holiday favorite has
been an Alhambra Christmas
tradition for 22 years. It
brings to life one of litera-
ture's most famous penny-
pinchers, Ebenezer Scrooge.
Whether patrons celebrate
Christmas, or just like a good
ghost story, Christmas
Carole is fun for the entire


family. Christmas Carole
invites theater-goers to a
memorable musical voyage
to Victorian England to find
out how a miserly skinflint
discovers the true meaning
of Christmas in a most
unusual way.
"I am so excited that we
can open the Alhambra for
this holiday classic," said
Managing Partner Craig
Smith. "In August this the-
ater was about to close
forever. With a lot of team-
work and hustle and, yes,
maybe even a miracle or two,
we are going to open the
doors for 'Christmas Carole.'
It would have been a shame
for Jacksonville not to have a
live version of this classic
story. We're all thrilled we'll
be open for business in
time."
This is not the grand
opening or even a real pre-
view of what the new owners
have in store for the theater,
but Smith is confident even
the subtle upgrades in what


he calls, "the middle of phase
one" will be a noticeable
change. While patrons will
see a significant physical
improvement with new paint
and carpet, a fresh design for
the foyer, more comfortable
chairs and new plates and
flatware, they will also sam-
ple a sneak peek into what
the owners have in mind for
the new menu. Executive
Chef Matthew Medure will
be demonstrating the culi-
nary flare that has made him
one of the most critically
acclaimed chefs in the coun-
try with his first turn behind
the stove in the Alhambra's
kitchen.
Tickets start at $42,
which includes dinner and
the show. They are currently
on sale at the Alhambra
Theatre box office or by call-
ing (904) 641-1212. The show
will run Dec. 4-24.
Group rates are available,
with discounts available for
schools and houses of wor-
ship.


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