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:, Nervotisly waiting to compete at the Nassau
County School District Spelling Bee. on -
Wednesday were school champions, from left'
above, Bailey Sytton, Emma Inve Hardee
Elementary; Isaac Blair;, Fernandina Beach .
Middle; Ethan Gentry, Hilliard Elementary;
Nyquiah Walker, Hilliard Middle-Senior;
Brianna Hamilton, Yurlee Elemen tary~; Madison
Bussey, Yulee Middle; Abby Bay'acal, St.
Michael Academy; .Katlynn Sullivan, Bryc'eville
Elementary; Haley Bedford,. Callahan
Intermediate, and Caleb langrell, Callahian
Middle. Eangrell, left, an~ eighth-r~ader at
Callahan Middle School, receives a trophy and a
$ 100 savings bond from John Crow, president
of the Fernandina Beach Optimist Club, after
winning the spelling bee. Iangrell goes on to
compete in the regional championship Feb. 20
in Jacksonville.
PHOTOS BY HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER


Jobs and their homes."
Crawford said that instead of hir-
Sing new people, the department
should try to restructure using exist-
ing personnel.
"Certainly it's within (the county
commission's) prerogative to set their
goals and respond to public safety
needs," he said Tuesday. "My issue is
the financial health of the county. I
believe before we spend additional
dollars or start tapping into overtime,
we need to look at the construction of
the department."
Commission Chair Mike Boyle
said Wed nesday that Crawford's con-
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RYAN\ SMITH
Newvs-Leader
Nassau County's interim fire chief
saiys, the county needs more fire-
fighters, but tlfe clerk of court has
questioned whether the county can
afford it,
In a letter sent Tuesday to the
county commission, Clerk of Court
John Crawford wrote that he felt "seri-
ous concern that the Board of County
Commissionei-s has under consider-
ation promotions and hiring of addi-
tional staff .in the Fire/Rescue
Department .hot mentioned or con-
templated in the an nual expenditures
budgeted effective this past Oct. 1."


The commission
has been Fpnsider-
Ing aproposalmade
Jan. 20 by Interim
I: :s~Fire Chief Sam
I ~Young to promote
three lieutenants to
the rank of captain,
The promotions
Crawford would facilitate the
creation of a second
fire battalion in the
county, v which Young said would allow
the department to cover the county
more effectlyely. The promotions
would also necessitate the hiring of
new firefighters at the bottom of the
rank structure.


Young said the department is
understaffed and new personnel are
.sorely needed, but Crawford asked
Tuesday whether the county.could
afford it. .
"What has changed since Oct. 1
that could not be anticipated during
the normal budget process?"
Crawford wrote. "According to a
review of the board minutes, it
appears that (fire department) expen-
ditures would increase substantially
for the remainder of this current year
and approximately a quarter. of a tnil-
lion dollars in next year's expendi-
tures. Raising recurring expenditures
will' be disconcerting for taxpayers
who ~are fighting to hang on to their


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Julie Rivett, granddaughter of author* Dashiell Hammett, speaks next to a critout of Humphrey
Bogart's film character Sam Spade from the movie "The Maltese Falcon," based on Hammett's
novel. Rivett spoke to 150O people Friday at a Friends of the Library function marking "The Big
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JASON YURGARTIS
News Leader
A Fernandina Beach man was
arrested Thursday after police found
the body of a woman who may have
been dead for a week in their apart-
ment.
Police found the body of Sarah
Hunter, 46, in the Lime Street apart-
ment Thursday morning.
Warren Straniti, 36, was arrested
later in the day arid charged with fail-
ure to report a death, police said.
Other charges may follow, Fernandina
SBeach Police Capt. David Bishop said.
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ANGELA DiAUGHTI.IRY


Ciy cmisinr agre
Required "nonconforming" signs in the
city to be replaced by 2011.
If the ordinance gets final approval
at-its second reading in lyIarch, busi-
nesses that erected signs before Oct.
1, 2006 will not have to comply with the
city sign code until the business is
sold.
Commissioners also approved sev-
eral other additional amendments to an
ordinance addressing signs and flags
jn the Land Development Code. City
staff brought the ordinance forth in
order to update the language of the
code because of inconsistencies in the
ladiguage and noncompliance by busi-
ness owner-s.
Those updates were also approved
by the Planning Advisory Board late
last year. .
Commissioner Tim Poynter said
Tuesday he realized city staff needed
'ho ea nuh incossencis u adde
to make business owners suddenly
comply with a code that was written
years ago and not enforced until now.
"I'd like to have that (section)
changed," Poynter said, "that if you
have a noncompliantt) sign now, it's
grandfathered in. I think it's unr~ea-
sonable (as written)."
P~oynter said he also objected to a
code r~equirement that a shopping cen-
ter sign's maximum size should be 10
by 10 feet. "(Compliance) should be
done on a case-byccase basis," he said
"(T'his code is) one size fits all."
"If my sign met the code when I
put it up, why should I have to pay for
it when (the city) changed the code?"
asked Commissioner Jeffkey Bunch. "If
(a) sign was approved by the city when
it was put up, I don't think jron can
make them change it."
Community Development Director
Mar-shall McCrary said the new code
was; meant to address damaged signs
as well as nonconforming signs.
"Everyone who has opened a busi-
ness since 'OS has complied with the
sign code," McCrary said. "The zoning
code is not static, it's dynamic ... the
code today is a reflection of a lot of
work and input. It wasn't an easy deci-
Sion to make, but in the end it creates
equity and consistency in the city."
Poynter, however, also noted that
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JASON YURGARTIS
Neurs-Leader
Science-fiction films have long been
'characterized by enormous budgets
that allow for intricate special effects,
exotic space sequences and encoun-
ters with computer-generated crea-
tures. But at least one group of pas.
sionate fans of the genre shucked
convention and opted, out of necessi-
ty, to shoot on virtually no budget in
Yulee.
It's Saturday, Jan. 16, and Amelia~
Urgent Care on A1A is bustling with
activity. But unbeknownst to patients
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For the first time, the
,070 for the American Heart Association
has defined "ideal cardiovas-
'ebruary 4, 1960 cular health," identifying
.seven health factors and
nouced100 lifestyle behaviors that sup-
nnounacd 100 port heart health. The associ-
manufaturing ation created the definition as
.nay0 1985 part of its effort to achieve its
anuar-30'new national goal: By 2020, to
improve the cardiovascular
;pend $3.8 mil- health of all Amnericans by 20
es tomakepercent while reducing deaths
from cardiovascular diseases
'ebruary 2, 2000 and stroke by 20 percent.
The novel focus of the new
goal will be preventing heart
disease and stroke, most
notably by helping people
identify and adopt healthier
Lifestyle choices. This will'be
) W the first time thie American
Heart Association has adopt-
ed better health as a principle
I) _goal.
In a recent survey of adult
__ Amhericans, the association -
found 39 percent said they
*thought they had ideal heart
Health; however, 54 percent of
. those (and 70 percent of all


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risk factors for heart disease
and stroke to the point that
we are likely to begin seeing
an increase in heart disease
and stroke and at an earlier
age. That is a cause for alarm
and a trend we need to stop
now."
In a scientific statement
published in Circulation:
Journal of the Amer-ican
Heart Association, the associ-
ation described seven health
factors and lifestyle behav-
iors, known as Life's Simple 7,
that can affect optimal heart
health:
*Never smoked or quit
more than one year ago
*Body mass index less
than 25 kg/m2
*Physical activity of at .
least 150 minutes (vigorous) ,
or 75 minutes (moderate)
each week
*Four to five of the key
components of a healthy diet
consistent with current
'American Heart Association
guideline recommendations
Total cholester-ol of less


than 200 mg/dL.
*. Blood pressure below
120/80 mm Hg
*Fasting blood glucose
less than 100 mg/dL
"Ideal" health can be diffi-
Scult to achieve, in part
because genetics can play an
important role in several of
the health factors, said
Donald M. Lloyd-Jones, M.D.,
Sc.M., lead author of the
statement. But he said every-
one should strive to reach his
or her optimal level of heart
health.
To help people improve
Their heart health, the
Atherican Heart Association
.has developed a new online
resource My Life Check
(www.heart.org/MyLifeChec
k). The short assessment
easily identifies the seven
goals for ideal health and
notes where a person is on
the spectrum, while addition-
al tools and information offer
specific actions to improve
the measurements and track
personal progress toward bet-


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heart disease and/or needed
to make a lifestyle change to
improve their heart health.
These findings indicate most
people don't associate impor-
tant risk factors, such as poor
diet and physical inactivity,
with heart disease.
"To date, there has been *
great success in reducing dis-
ability and death from heart
disease and stroke in part
through aggressive improve-
ments in the diagnosis and .
Treatment of these diseases
and in limited uptake of meas-
ures to prevent heart disease
and stroke," said Clyde W
Yancy, M.D., American Heart
Association president.
"However, too many people
continue to have' unrelenting
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council onlkgng building across from
Baptist Medical Center Nassau.
Members are urged to attend and bring. a
new meiiiber. The chapter's election was held
recently and the 2010 officers are: President
John P. Megna; Vice President Fred Sanders;
Secretary Sylvia Brandwick; and Treasurer
SGertie Schrefflr. Additional board member
positions need to be filled for 2010. Member-
ship dues are $7.50 and you must hold a cur-
rent membership with national AARE.
Pancake breakfast
Applebee's in Yulee will host a pancake
breakfast fundraiser for Nassau Goes Pink on
Feb. 13, with seatings at 8 a~m. and 10 a.m. .
Tickets are $5.
Nassau' Goes Pink is a non-profit organiza-
tion formed to help Nassau County residents
undergoing cancer treatments with bills such
as utilities and rent. Representatives will be
on harid to introduce the community to
Nassau Goes Pinlk. Breakfast includes
sausage, bacon and a stack of pancakes.
Contact founder Chrissy Branch at 491-
1967 or e-mail Chrissy~nassaugoespink.com.
Pink Ribbon Ladies
The Pink Ribbon Ladies will meet at 6
p.m. Feb. 15 in the Conference Room at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau. The speaker.
will be Mindy Black, a registered dietician
and exercise physiologist in Jacksonville who
g pecializes~ia nutrition therapy. I! byteastg~an-
tEksikgs are ig'gted tobtteFoi'riif

Libraries closed
The Nassau County Library System will
be closed Feb. 15 in observance of Presi-
dent's Day. The book drops will remain open.

NACDAC meeting
Members of the community interested in
the prevention and elimination of underage
drinking and other drug itse within Nassau
County are invited to attend this month's
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and Drug Abatement
SCoalition (NACDAC) meeting Feb. 16 at 4
p.m.
NACDAC is a non-profit coalition created
to silpport and encourage drug-free lifestyles
for the youth of Nassau County. It meets the
third Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. at the
County Building, 86026 Pages Dairy Road,
Yulee. Visit www.nacdac.org or call Susan
Woodford at 261-5714, ext. 2616.

FIeC SCleenings
CholestCheck Health Screening Services,
Inc. will offer free total cholesterol and dia-
betes screenings froml noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 18
at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 947 AmelialPlaza in
Fernandina. Beach. No appointment needed.
For information call (800) 713-3301.


Wi~of Freedom
The WingS of Fre'edom Tour a Boeing B-
17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine" World War
SII Heavy Bomb'er, Consolidated B-24
Liberator "~Witchcraift" WWII Heavy Bomnber
and P-51 Mustang "1Betty'Jane" -will arrive at
Fernandiria Beach Municipal Airport at 2
p.m. today and will be on display at McGill
SAviation until the aircraft departs at noon
Sunday. Hours of ground tours and display
are: 2-4 pi.m. today, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and
9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Tickets are $12, $6 for
children under age 12. The visit is sponsored
by The Collings Foundatiori, a non-profit edu-
cational foundation devoted to organizing "liv-
ing history" events. Visit www.collingsfoun-
dation.0rg.
Yod fou
The Coalition for the Reduction/Elimina-
tion of Ethnic Disparities in HKealth (CREED)
will host its second Youth Forum/Luncheon
on Feb. 6 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the M.L
King Center, 1200 E. Elm St.
The focus of the forum is on the positive
aspects of a healthy lifestyle, which encour-
ages good decision-making and, hopefully,
helps to reduce teen pregnancy, HIV/S'D
and the school dropout rate.
.'llere is a $10 donation for anyone over
the age of 18. For information contact Jennett
Wilson-Baker, RN, BSN at 556-3363 or
Jennett~bakrer~peoplepc.com. .. ..,


Kids ages 8 through 17 can enjoy a free
airplane ride from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 6 at the
Fernandina Beach airport. Participants must .
bd accompanied by parent or guardian. Call
Gary Grimsley at 277-2836 for information.
T ev nt i pn oed oyCihaipter 943,


ImprDVnight '
Interested in trying your hand at improve?
Participants ages 16 and older are illvited to
Improv Nite, Feb. 6 at 9 p.m. at Fernandina
Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St. Audience wel-
come. The event is free, seating is limited. ~


Boy Scout Troop 152 will host a spaghetti
dinner Feb. 7 at noon in the fellowship hall at
Yulee Baptist Church on Harts Road. All are
welcome. .
For more information or if you are inter- .
ested in joining Troop 152, contact Scout
Master Jon Kirkus at 225-9439. Troop.152
meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Yulee Baptist
Church.

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Incal Chapter #4608 of the AARP will
meet Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. in the boardroom of the


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*Memorial UMC is \col-
lecting Health Kits for Haiti.
In a one-gallon Ziploc bag
include only the following: 1
hand towel (15 inches 25
inches up to 17 by 27, no
kitchen towels), 1 washcloth,
1 comb (large and sturdy, not
pocket size), 1 nail file or fin-
gernail clippers (no emery
boards or toenail clippers), 1
bath-size bar of soap, 1 tooth-
brush (single brushes only
in original wrapper, no child-
size brushes), 6 adhesive
plastic strip sterile bandages,
$1 to purchase toothpaste
(UMCOR purchases tooth-
paste in bulk to assure expi-
ration date is watched).
Please drop off kits to the
Memorial UMC Church
Office, 601 Centre St. by Feb.
11. Contact the church office
for more information at 261-


511 Ash Street,
Fernandina Beach F 32034
(904)261-3696 Fax261-3698
Website for email addresses:
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during regular business
hdurs, Monday-Friday, First
Coast Pain Management,
960194 Gateway Boulevard,
Suite 106, Amelia Island
'Surgery Center, 2416
Lynndale Road, Orthopaedic
& Sports Medicine Center,
2416 Lynndale Road, Suite
210-A, Borland & Groover
Clinic, 1340 South 18th St.,
all in Fernandina Beach, anld
North Florida OB/GYN,
850966 North US 17, Yulee.
The donated items will be
collected and taken to
Mission Harvest America's
Jacksonville distribution
warehouse, where they will
be sorted, packed and
shipped to Haiti.
Mission Hafvest America
is a non-profit 501c(3) organi-
zation that organizes humani-
tarian aid shipments world-
wide and has a warehouse
located in Jacksonville. For
more information, visit:
http://www.missionngo .com.
Those wishing to make mon-
etary donations to the organ-
ization may call (904) 356-
4819 or (904) 356-9006.
*Items for Mission
Harvest America also may be
dropped off to chela Island

Road, which has donated a
storage area to gather sup-
plies and get them on their
way to Haiti.


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OBITUARY

G~eorge Erdicott


`George Endicott Munt, Jr.,
79, a retired engineer from
Beverly Hillf, Florida, passed
away January 25, 2010, at his
home. -
Born June 1, 1930, in
Haverhill, Massachusetts, he
was a son of the late George
Endicott Munt, Sr. and Lois
Estell Johnson Munt. He
attended the New Mexico
School of Mines in Socorro,
New Mexico. He served his
country in the United States
Army from 1951-1953, and then .
on September 29, 1956, in
Fernandina Beach, Florida, he
married ~Berta Mae Varnedoe,
.who survives. He wafalso of
the Methodist faith,
He is survived by his wife,
Berta Mae Varnedoe Munt,
Beverly Hills, Florida; daugh-
ter and son-in-law, Kim and
John Day, Tallahassee, Florida;
sister, Nancy Landry,
Richmond, Kentucky; brother
and sister-in-law, Kenneth and
Sandee Munt, Middleton,
Connecticut; a host of nieces
and~nephews. ~~.~ ...... .............
The funeral service was a
'1Df30 AM,'Saturday,Jadry
30, 2010, at Abbey-Riposta
Funeral Home, with interment
following at Tallahassee
Memory Gardens, Garden of
Devotion. The family received
friends ~from 6:00 until 7:000 P ,
Abbey-Riposta Funeral Home-
In lieu of flowers, the family
has requested inemorial dona-
tions be made to a Humane ~
Society of your choice. Guests
may sign the online register ait
www.abbeyripostafh.com.
Abbey-Riposta FuneralHome
Tallahassee ~


DEATH NOTICE

Norma H. Conville, 86, of
Yulee, died'Ihursday at the Ilfe
Care Center of Hilliard. Funeral
services are pending at Oxley-
Heard Funeral Directors.
John J. Mastin of
Fernandina Beach died
Wednesday at St. Vincent's
Medical Center in Jacksonville.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m.
Saturday at the Burgess Chapel
at Oxley-Heard Funeral
Directors. The family will
receive friends at the funeral
home from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

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, al home fax (261-3698) or e-mail
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*Members of the Nassau
County Medical Society are
teaming up with the non-prof-
it agency Mission Harvest
America to Reach out to Help
Haiti in an earthquake relief
drive running through Feb.
12.
The greatest need right
now is for ready-to-eat, no~-
perishable items. The com-
munity is invited to drop off
the following items at five
area locations: powdered
milk, baby food and formula,
canned goods including
meats, fish and stew (pop-
tops are preferred), juice
boxes, bottled water, oatmeal
and pancake mix, bags of
rice or beans, flashlights and
batteries, can openers, bug
repellent, sanitizing wipes,
diapers, children's clothing,
trash bags, tents, sleeping
bags, baby blankets, under-
wear (new only), toiletries,
first-aid kits and supplies,
antibiotic ointments, Tylenol,
Advil, Benadryl, cold medi-
cine and vitamins.
Items may be dropped off


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mission shared them.
"I value Mir. Crawford's
observations just as I would
any citizen of our county,
Boyle said Wednesday. "How-
ever, I believe it may have been
more productive if he had sim-
ply picked up the phone and
called me and the other com-
missioners to express his con-
cerns, or come to a (comnmis-
sion) meeting and joined the
Open discussion with all of the
us.
"If he had been at our (Jan.
25) meeting he would have
known that we had already
identified these same issues,
and had discussed them in-
depth," Boyle added. "We have
made no decisions on these
matters. We are only studying
the issues and possible
options." .
According to Crawford,
however, a decision to make
the hires could amount to play-
ing fast and loose with the
established budget.
"We're only into this budget
four months, and there's a rea-
son for the budgeting process,"
he said. "... So as the board
going forward looks at their
public safety needs, I'm just ..
Advising them especially in
light of a troubled ~economy to
be~sure they do their due dili-
gence before they add expen-
diture's on the backs of taxpay-
ers who are already burdened."
Boyle agreed that funding


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"Th~at is the major challenge
that has our full
attention," he said. "We are
working with our own budget
department to see what options
we may have in view ofdeclin-
ing property values. We would
hope that additional personnel
would help to cut the nearly
$1.2 million in annual overtime
pay, but there is concern as to
whether this decrease would
actually occur."
Crawford said he doubted
additional personnel would
decrease the fire depar tment's
overtime budget at all.
"The sad truth is, over the
years I've been familiar with
Nassau County, when staff
comes to the board and asks
for.more personnel with the
caveat that overtime will go
down, it just hasn't borne out to
be the case," he said.
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FRIDAY. February 5. 2010 NIEWS News-Leader


to stsd post office
These people have done this This is just about the post
all over the country. I want to office, not the musical chairs
get the best we can get ... they (project). We still have to make
also know how to get the a decision about what this
money. I don't want to second- building will be."
guess them; it seems to make The historic Italianate build-
sense." ing is part of a proposed civic
"We're trying to make this relocation project -also known
as unbiased as possible," said as the "musical chairs project"
Czymbor, "to take the local out that involves the Fernandina
of it, take the politics out of it. Beach library, former First
... this is based on the top- Baptist Church and City Hall.
ranked firms." The city is to pay $15,000
City Attorney Tammi Bach for the study, with matching
noted that commissioners funds from the Amelia Island/
could choose any one out of Fernandina Beach Restoration
the 171irms that submitted pro- Foundation.
posals if they so desired. She The firms were scored
also recommended the com- according to' the Competitive
missioners choose more than Consultant Negotiation Act as
one fir-m. well as city committee require.
"If you can't get asatisfac- -ments. Evaluation criteria
tory negotiation with No. 1, you included quality and experi-
go to 2 or 3," said Commission- ence of the firm; qualifications
er Ken Walker. "We have that of staff; project approach; and
oppor tunity." demonstrated government
"This (bid proposal) was experience.
most interestingg" said Mayor Hammond, Beeby, Rupert,
Susan Steger. "I learned a lot. Ainge is to submit its final
We've got three fine compa- report to the city by April 30,
nies applying for this (project). 'adaughery@fnewusleader~com


'


estimate to stabilize the build-
ing, an estimate for the restora-
tion of the entire structure and
estimates for each of the poten-
tial practical uses for the post
office.
Czymbor said in an e-mail
that the firm may also be select-
ed as architect and engineering
firm for the project if the city
does indeed go ahead with pur-
chase and renovation of the
historic building.
Commissioner Jeffrey
Bunch at the meeting expres-
sed some doubt that a firm
from Chicago would be able to
meet local expectations for the
project.
"I like Kenneth Smith
(Architects); they did the
(Amelia Island) lighthouse,"
Bunch said. "What does some-
one in Chicago care about
Fernandina Beach?... This isn't
their home town." .
"This is to get an assess-
ment of what the facility needs,'
said Commissioner Tim
Poynter. "I have no problem
using someone out of Chicago.


.A Chicago-based architec-
tural firm Hammond, Beeby,
Rupert, Ainge -was approved
by city commissioners Tues-
day to conduct a feasibility
study on the Centre Street post
office building.
The feasibility study was
suggested by City Manager
iV~ichael Czymbor last Novem-
ber in order to determine
whether the city should pur-
chaise the structure for a pos-
Ssible city hall or other adaptive
use
The firm was one of the top
th~e of 17 firms that submitted
proposals for the project, and
was recommended~by a quali-
fication review committee. The
two other top firms were
Bender & Associates of Key
West and Kenneth Smith Archi-
tects of Fernandina Beach.
According to the .city's
request for proposals,
Hammond, Beeby, Rupert,
Ainge's task is to provide a cost



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half of the island is outside city
limits, and that area does not
comply with city code.
"Ten we have Publix; they
(will have to) make little short
signs," F~oynter said. "It didn't
make sense five years ago ...
it's like (tlie city is saying) time
is up, now change your sign. ...
The citizens should be able to
get a break ... this is not rea-
sonable."
Mayor Susan Steger sug-
gested a better approach would
be to extend the section's five
year timeline because of the
economy. Poynter had noted
earlier that replacing a sign
could cost up to $10,000.
"Schedules are often politi-
cal hot potatoes," McCrary
said. "The commission will
have to make a determination
... (but) consistency throughout
the town is~the fairest way."
"These standards have been
in place since 2006," said .
McCrary. "I don't believe it's
proven to be onerous."
Poynter also complained
about the excessive amount of


time 15
~days -
allowed for
;the city to
issue a sign
permit.
Th a t' s
Sway too long
Poynter for me to
sub mit
something
and wait for an answer," said
Bunch, in agreement with
PoynteL. "We're here to make it
easier for people. I'd like that
(section) cut out and dropped
to a week or five calendar
days."
McCrary said the extra time
was added for the permitting
process because sometimes
permits come into the planning
department incomplete or lack-
ing in detail. But, he conceded,
five days was enough time for
staff to issue a sign permit.
Vice Mayor Eric Childers
said he would like to see the
restriction removed that
addresses the number of flags
allowed to be displayed on a
city site.
"No more than two flags dis-


played sh;lbtil~d deininated,"
Childers said. "We have more
than two flags in. front of City
Hall ... I don't find (flags) to be
illegal."
McCrary noted that the
restriction on the number of
flags was directed more toward
'businesses, "as attention-get-
ting devices." He also told com-
missioners that the code
Regarding flags was "content-
neutral," unless the Eight Flags
of Fernandina Beach were dis-
played. .
But City Attorney Tammi
Bach said making an exemp-
tion for any content on flags
was problematic because it was
unconstitutional.
"We cannot regulate what
S(flags) say or show or symbol-
ize," said Bach. "I advised
against exempting only the
eight Fernandina flags. I would
recommend (a specific) num-
ber only, or eliminate (that sec-
Stion) altogether. The number
-eight could do it, but your
neighbor could have any type
of flags."
"I would like yoh~ to visual-
ize, on Eighth Street," Steger


said to commissioners, "where
the gambling place used to be.
Do you find that attractive, all
those ugly flags waving in the .
breeze? I would suggest three
flags. We could also have theigh-
bor wars."
"It miay invite a challenge,"
said Commissioner Ken
Walker. "Eight flags could be
quite obnoxious.". .
Bachi suggested commis-
sioners delete the' section allow-
ing for the eight flags of
Fernandina, and added that
anyone who wanted to fly more
than three flags could apply for
a variance.'
In the end, commiissioners
agreed 4-1 to amend the ordi-
nance to allow the city five days
to issue a sign permit; to elim-
inate the subsection requiring
signs to be replaced in 2011;
and to allow up to three flags
displayed on a site within the
city. The section making an
exemption for the eight flags of
Fernandina Beach will also be
deleted. Childers voted against
the ordinance amendments.
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FRIDAY, February 5. 2010 NEWS News-Leader


JASON YURGARTIS
Newus-Leader

The State Attorney's Office
will seek an indictment of first-
degree murder in the March
2008 shooting death of 32-year-
old Roderick Henderson of
Yulee.
Mohamed Salahudin Alnaj-
jar was set to go to trial next
week on a charge of second-
degree murder. But after fur-
ther review of the case Assistant
State Attorney Wesley White,
director of the Nassau County
State Attorney's Office, said the
charge will be boosted to fist-
degree murder. As a result, the
trial date has been moved to
March 8.


"Caref ul
review of the
fie, interviews
8 with witnesses
nd ae review
dictate that we
Seek to indict
Alnajjar him on a
_ charge offist-
Sdegree mur-
der," Whitesaid. He said he did-
n't think anything would further
delay the start of the trial, which
has been pushed back twice.
Alnaiiar has been held with- '
out bond at the Nassau County
Jail since March 4, 2008, after he
reportedly confessed to shoot-
ing Henderson.
The original trial in


September 2009 was delayed
after Alnajjar's attorney, Public
Defender Brian Morrissey, filed
a motion to suppress any state-
ments, admissions and confes-
sions made by Alnajjar to
Nassau County Sheriff's Office
investigators. Judge Rober~t
Foster subsequently denied the
motion.
Alnajjar was originally
charged with second-degree
murder, carrying a concealed
weapon and tampering with or
fabricating evidence. He has
pleaded not guilty.
Henderson was found lying
on Palm Tree Drive in Yulee
about 9:45 p.m. on March 3,
2008; he was pronounced dead
at the scene, and investigators


began canvassing the neigh
borhood questioning possible
witnesses.
Nassau County 'Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves said during
that time detectives were able to
identify four "persons of inter-
est."
All four, including Alniajiar,
were taken into police custody
for. questioning. Alnajjar was
arrested and the other three
witnesses to the crime were
released.
Seagraves has said he
believes Henderson was
unarmed when the shooting
occurred. A motive for the
killing is still under investiga-
tion.
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under investigation. The
report indicated that the fam-
~ily was asleep and there were
no smoke detectors in the
home.
According to the report,
the total amount of damage
caused td the property and its
contents is estimated at
$75,000.
For those wishing to help,
the Yulee Volunteer Fire
.Department and Nassau
County Sheriffs Office are cm
sponsoring a motorcycle ride
and cookout this Saturday for
Griffin and his family.
The events will take place
at the volunteer fire station at
85230 Miner Road.
Registration for the ride
will begin at 8 a.m. and the fee
is $15 per bike and $5 for an
extra rider. Kickstands will go .
up at 10 a.m. and the ride will
end at the same location.
The cookout, which fea-
tures a chicken dinner for $10,
begins~at 10 a.m. The fee for
dinner is separate from the
motorcycle ride entry fee.
For more information, con-
tact Ricky Rowell at the sher-
iff's office at (904) 753-2797
or RickyR@nassaucountysh-.
eriff.com.
jiyurgartis@fbnewvsleader.com


JASON YURGARTIS
News-Leader

A fire in Callahan Jan. 23
reduced a home to nothing
but a charred frame and
severely burned a man and his
nineteen-month-old child.
Local volunteer firefghter
Matt ;Griffin, 38, suffered
burns while rescuing his son,
who was later transported to
Shands Jacksonville with first
and second-degree burns,
from the blaze.
According to sheriff's
office and county fir`e rescue
reports, the fire at Griffin's
56426 Griffin Road home start
ed just before 4 a.m. Griffin,
his wife, mother and three chil-
dren were all inside thie house
while it was on fire, according
to a sheriff's office offense-
incident report.
The sheriff's office report
indicated that the child was
"badly burned during the evac-
uation of the residence," but
mentioned no further injuries
to other occupants of the
home.
Neither report indicated
what caused the fire, but
according to the county fire
rescue incident report, the
cause of ignition of the fire is


then feire at 6tlibose, striking
him once in the abjdomen. He
went back inside the, home,
then reappeared at the
front boon after arid surren-
dered, according to the sher-
iff's office.
A sear-ch revealed the rifle in
the bedroom of.the home.
SFernando Dubose was taken
into custody and transported to
Shands Jacksonville. He was
booked at the hospital a day
Slater for aggravated assault on a
law enforcement officer, resist-
ing an officer with violence,
both felonies, and improper
exhibition of a firearm, a mis-
deriheanor.
Stephen Dubose was located
in the i-esidence and booked
into the Nassau County Jail for
domestic battery, a misde-
meanor, and' released on
$1,502 bond the next day. He is
in the midst of serving a
November 2009 sentence of
18 months of drug offender
probation for an unrelated
2007 possession charge in
which adjudication was with-
held, according to court docu-
ments. .
jiyurgarris@fbneusleader~com


JASON YURGARTIS
News-Leader

AYulee man shot by Nassau
County Sheriffs Office deputies
at his home last June after
allegedly pointing a rille in their
direction is set to stand trial in
May.
*According to court docu-
ments, Fernando Dubose, 45,
of 852760 US 17 North, faces
charges of aggravated assault
on a law enforcement officer,
resisting arrest with violence
and improper exhibition of a
dangerous weapon or ~firearm
for allegedly pointing a rifle in
'the direction of ,deputies
during a domestic violence
investigation involving his son in
the early morning hours of
June 26.


The trial is set to begin May
17.
,The incident began when
deputies responded to .a
911 call reporting a domestic
battery at Dubose's address
where the victim said her
boyfriend and the father of
her child, Stephen Dubose,
started a physical, alterca-
tion with. her because she
didn't find a job earlier in the
day.*
She said things escalated at
the Dubose home,- where the
two lived with the suspects par-
ents, when Stephen Dubose
began pulling her hair and pok-
ing her with his index finger,
then poured milk and salt on
her. .
When she tried to leave he
threw a steel-toe shoe at her,


striking her in the lower right
side of her back, an incident
report said.
After speaking with the vic-
tim at a Fernandina Beach
home where she sought refuge,
deputies went back to Yulee to
talk to Stephen~ Dubose about
the battery allegations. They
were greeted at the door by the
suspect's mother, Debra
Dubose, according to ~a press
release. '
While advising her that
they needed to speak to her son,
the father of the suspect,
Fernando Dubose, allegedly
came from the rear of the
home holding aflashlight, bran-
dishing a rifle and pointing it at
deputies. *
According to a police report,
the deputies and a sergeant on
the scene, who were all in uni-
form, identified themselves as
law enforcement officers and
commanded him to put down
the gun. .-
Fernando Dubose then
pointed the gun at the sergeant,
who dove to the ground, dam-
aging his stun gun and flash-
light, the report said. ~
Two unidentifed deputies


bu lar
Fernandina Beach Police
have arrested a 22-year-old
Fernandiria Beach man and
charged him with two auto
burglaries and the burglary of
the Amelia Island Trading Co.
that occurred Jan. 15. Ihe auto
burglaries occurred in the
Ocean Ridge and Natures Gilte
Subdivisions on Dec. 25-26.
Richard "Bear" Nugent was
arrested Tuesday. He was
charged with two counts of
auto burglary and one count of
commercial burglary anid is
being held on a $85,008 bond.
In both auto burglaries the
victims confronted the suspect
while inside their vehicles. In
each case the suspectfled'the;
.scen~e. ~The suspect took $14
in change from one vehicle.
Nugent allegedly forced


open the rear
ent-ratice of
j the Amelia
IslanilTrading
Co. While
insidee the busi-
ness the sus-
pecttook cloth-
Nugent ing items and
'sunglasses and
then fled the
scene. The total loss to was
approximately $6,000.
SPolice said Nugent was sus-
pected in selling the stolen
items. Anyone having infor-
mation or possession of the
stolen property is asked to con1-
tact the Fernandiria Beach
Police Department. Calt~ippt~
David Bishop ht 277-7342~,;xtg -
233,~ or Detective' Freddie'
Peake, ext. 245.


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16 at Am'elia Urgent Care in Yulee. Yulee resident.Matt
Paisley is producing the independent short film, which
is set to premiere in March at MegaCon, an Orlando
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tions. ,Paisley said the conven- r
tion is a perfect place to market
the film to would-be financiers.
"When yrou get this stuff out,
you never know where it's
gomng to be picked up a video
game company, a comic book,
or a television series would be
ideal," Paisley said. "Maybe
SOmeone lands a big deal with
a production company off of it
- people are just kind of sell-
ing their talents."
Paisley pointed to the suc-
cess of "Makazie One" as a
basis for optimism.
"(Makazie One) really took
off," he said. "WVe entered it at
film festivals around the
country, and went out to Texas
to do a showing. It's really taken
off. There have been 20,000-
Splus views so far on the film's
website not counting on
SYouTube, which has another
1,100 or so in a short period of
time."
Paisley said this was the fist
time the group had shot in the
area, but with no money it was
a stroke of luck. He said he put
up his Yulee home for "crash
space" but "it's about locations
if it hapi~ened to be some-
where else, as long as it's with-
in reason, we would have gone
there."
"We've got another location
we're looking for probably the
second week in February
where there's a bunch of dirt


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hills," Paisley
said. "We're
bringing in
the guys
from Atlanta
with the
armor and
smok e
bombs and
Paisley stuff. We like
to shoot in
O rla~nd o
because there's only a couple of
us up here and the majority are
in Orlando. Incations are tough
- first you have to find the loca-
tion, then you have to get
through the' politics of the loca-
tion there's contracts involved
and we have no money. But so
far so good, (the owners of
Amelia Urgent Care) have been
real good to us."
Sue Matricia said she and
her husband Dr. Daniel
Matricia, co-owners of Ameia
Urgent Care, "were happy to


help out."
"We try to support this com-
munity,"*she said. "Our heart is
for this cominunity and we have
a heart for other b~usmness own-
ers. (Pasley) is a local business
guy and needed~ a place to do it,
so Di: Matricia and I said,'Sure,
w~hat~the heck?"'.
That describes the passion
of Paisley, Eddy, Gaubatz and
the I-est of the film's crew -
"what the heck?" They all said
they're doing what they love,
With little expectation of wealth.
"If nothing else, we'd like to
make alIivingat it not have to
workc at some other job in order
.to pay thC bills while you do
the stuff you love on the week-
ends," Eddy said. "We would
do this all the time if we could
make a living at it."
.."There's no reason we
Can'tt" Palpley 'responded. "A
lot of people do it every day."
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qluences in soldiers charged
with upholding the tenets of a
perceived intergalactic utopian
society was initially conceived
around costumes before a set
story was written.
"I didn't personally come up
with the idea of the hemlock,
the substance that brings peo-
ple back," Gaubatz said. "But
after we did 'Makazie One,' our
first short, we talked to some
f-ilends of ours that build armor,
so they had these suits and they
were kind of forming a story
around the suits themselves
and this is what developed."
The filming Jan. 16 takes
place in present day, but is
merely a launching point for
the advancement of the story.
"We're looking at it, as a
series of webisodes at 3-5 min-
utes apiece," Gaubatz said. "We
shot the trailer before we even
knew anything about the story.
We knew we had the substance
that could bring people back to
life. With the amount of story
that we have, I see it as a fea-
ture, or at least a 40- to 45-
minute-long short. This is the
first episode, it's a back story to


nasties, martial ar~ts, acting
classes and trying to get work
in film and ~whatever. Then I
auditioned for the Indiana Jones
show and got that and it kind of
took my career to the next level
because it was legitimate
ivork."
Many in the collective work-
ing 'on "The Butterfly
Chronicles" are part of cos-
tumning groups including the
501st Legion, a "Star Wars"
themed group that frequent
the convention circuit. Their
.shared passion for the film led
to the production of 2009's
"Makazie One," a "Star Wars"-
related film made with the sup-
port of "Starl Wars" creator
George Lucas's company
LucasFilm. It was produced by
Paisley, written and directed by
"The Butterfly Chronicles"
director Brent "Clutch"
Gaubatz and stars Eddy.
Gaubatz said "The Butterfly
Chronicles" -which centers on
a futuristic world where hem-
lock, long known as a poison, is
a miracle drug of sorts that has
regenerative powers, but leads
to some unwanted conse-


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IFL omtinued from 1A
is the movie magic being cre-
ated in the back portion of the
clinic, deep within the maze of
sterile hallways lined with door-
ways to examining rooms and
`offices
In what looks-like a stan-
dard break room/kitchen,
'stuntmen, makeup ar tists,
directors, edlitors, cameramen
and others gather out of what
they said is a shared passion
for science-fiction and the art of
filmmaking, as no one in the
room is getting paid. They talk
casually about movies and pop-
ular culture like a typical group
of fiends, but in reality, they're
anything but typical.
Instead of merely talking
about science fiction, they're
making a movie -"The
Butterfly Chronicles" (butter-
flychronicles.org) with the
help of friend and producer
Matt Paisley of Yulee, whose
day job is working for a world-
wide manufacturer.
SPaisley said he landed the
location at Amelia Urgent Care
courtesy of its owners. "There's
no budget' (for 'The Butterfly
Chronicles'), so y'ou really get'
dependent on volunteers.
Incation is always tough, but
they've been gracious this
place is very new and these
guys really bent over back-
wards to let us get in."
Paisley said before the day
was over, he anticipated about
30-40 volunteers worked on the
project, and most of them drove
up from Orlando.
Assistant director Marco
DiGeorge said Florida's small
but dedicated ~network of film
professionals made it possible
for the group to come together.
"It's a real tight network (in
Florida)," DiGeorge said. "The
cool thing is you can find a lot
of passionate people all over
the place that come together
to make it all happen."
Ray Eddy, an actor who
plays the role of Indiana Jones
at Disney's Hollywood Studios
in Orlando, is one of those pee-
ple,1lending his sttnt and acting
talents as the lead in "The
Butterfly Chronicles." Eddy
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group's first film, but he inti-
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UF honors Buddy
UniversityofFlorida National Trust
Sfor Historic
GAI~NESVILLE -Historic Is8~aai Preservation
preservation advocate Arthur ~1 14~Criwnin~shield
Ivan "Buddy" Jacobs was award- ilI e Award.
ed the University of Florida Ree ves
College ofDesign,'Construction ClsO said that
and Planning2010 Beinecke- ~ ~Jacobs truly
Reeves Distinguished Achieve- Jacobs deserves this
ment Award at a luncheon on honor. "Buddy
'Thursday. is the personi-
'The annual award, given by fication of the spirit of historic
the college's Historic preservation in Florida and it
Preservation Program, recog- is appropriate for the college to
nizes an individual with a con- recognize his contribution to its
nection to -the state of Florida historic preservation pro-
who exemplifies the spirit of grams," Reeves said. "Buddy's
historic preservation and has wisdom,' generosity and abili-
demonstrated exceptional ded- ties have served us well.: .
ication to the field. Jacobs of Participants especially treasure
Fernanditia Beach received this the experience of his class-
year's award in recognition of room presentations, beach par-
his service to both the state and ties and his poetic contribu-
the university. tions to every deserving occa-
The award is named in sion." .
honor of the late Walter Jacobs became involved with
Beinecke Jy:, and UF professor UF's Preservation Institute:
eineritus E Blair Reeves, both of Nantucket when he was nomi-
whom were recipients of the nated to the board in 1983. Over
top national honor in the field of the years, he devoted his time
historic preservation, the and talents to the field school


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Friday, Fih.

Saturday, F

Monday, Fe

Tuesday, Fe


Hie will discuss the Florida
Hometown Democracy
Amendment to the Florida
Constitution Amendment 4
on the November ballot.
Amendment 4 would require
a public referendum on any
land-use changes to counties'
and cities' comprehensive
plans.
Tickets are $15 in advance
if reservations are made by
Feb. 13 and $17 at Yhe door.
For reservations, call Bob
, Keane at 277-4590. For fur-
ther information visit www.
mensnewcomersclub.org.

GOP executive

The Nassau County
Republican Executive
Committee will hold its
February meeting on Feb.
18. Guest speaker will be
Nassau County Clerk of
Courts John Crawford.
The meeting is scheduled
at 7 p.m. at the County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy
Road, Yulee.


'ISlamic Agnd'
"The Islamic Agenda and
You" will be addressed by
Randy McDaniels of the
American Congress for Truth
at 7 p.m. today at the
American legion Hall, 626 S.
Third St., Fernandina Beach.
Admission is free; the pro-
gram is sponsored by the
Patriots of Nassau County. '

CICnh~iaWto speal<
U.S. Rep. Ander .
Crenshaw will speak at a
reception Monday at the
Amelia Island Plantation
sponsored by the Nassau
County Republican Party.
A question period will
focus on "Whats going on in
SWashington and what you
can do about it," acc~ordirig to
Bob Brown, county party
chairman,
The event, featuring hors
d'oeuvres, wine, beer and soft
drinks, will be from 5:30-7:30
p.m. in the Egret Room at
Raquet Park on the p~lanta-
tion. Cost is $20 for members


of the party's Council of 100
or $35 for Republicans who
are not members of the coun-
cil and guests.
Crenshaw, of Jacksonville,
is in his fifth term represent-
ing the fourth Florida
District, which extends
from Nassau County to
Tallahassee. He is a member
of the House Approprirttions
Committee.
Those interested in
Attending should contact
Brown at 321-5685 or Sara
Benzel, 277-6775. -

MerrS NewcomllCS

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island has
scheduled its Feb. 18 lunch-
con meeting at the '
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
at 11:30 a.m. The speaker will
be Bob Weintraub, a former
president of the New York
Public Relations Society and
currently a member of the
Florida Sierra Club's growth
management committee.


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'LstbeM ly
Anchors Aweigh
Charters, Inc. will sponsor
the "Amelia Island Last leg
Rally", Feb. 19-21to raise
money for their Disabled
Veterans Program. Anchors
Aweigh Charters Inc. is a
local 501(c) (3) organization
that sponsors fishing and
boating opportunities for per-
manently handicapped or dis
abled citizens. All proceeds :
are specifically desigm~ited to .


fund requested trips by our
disabled veterans.
For information visit
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Vietnlam veterans
Lee Kaywork, president of
the Vietnam Veterans of
Nassau County announced
that monthly'meetings' are
now held at 7 p.m. on the
third Monday of each knonth '
ait the new.American Legion
Post 154 at the corner of
Gum and Third Streets. For
information contact I~aywork
at 225-8419 or at elkray-
work~hotmail.com.
POst l74
American Legion Post 174
veterans' organization, 200
South 12th St., has been reac-
tivated anh meets at 5:30 p.mf.
the second Tuesday of each
month at the P~eck Center.
Call Thomas Sanders, Post
Commander, at 556-3782 for
more information.


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The RecruifMilitary
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place on Thursday from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jacksonville
Municipal Stadiium. ~More
than 300 veterans are expect-


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(-Domebtic Designs3 in Fernandina Beach in early 20101 followng careers in
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ing custom homes in 1984l while Cindy practiced law. Following his custom
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A tiul service company. Domestic Deslgnsi works with homeowuners and build rs
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est costs and least inonvenience "Ever one's needs are differetnt. I en~joy a>>rk
Ing with Inditidual homellwners and bulldies Io sole their specific problems
and meet their needs. I understand that an) type of home or business constr uc-
tion can be challengng so it is our goal to prreside e~very clie nt with thle most cost
effecuve and leastl intrusive solutions. In toda\'s inst paced and economially~
challenging environment you canort expect anyt~hing less." said Boyd
111e company offers a wide varnery of products including GAF/Elk,
Certain~eed. OwensConring, Atonier. Hanson and American Tile sHl of whom
o~ffr a complete line of warranties
WIith last year's changes to the state ol Pharadal's wind mldtigation r..c.15ng
re-quirements, there are rnanny new rwings opportuines for realdential and
conune-rcal owners 'W offer clientir deveral roofing orpulns to save mone' On
their holmeowners' and wind insurance poiscls." haidl BRad -We~ work closely
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through policy' diicounts
related to roofm~g modific~a-
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ojwnrsr their indmrdual needj
andl available aptiions". ';
Additionally. Domestic Designs n
now partners alth a ceraflied sjlar tech-
nilogy and installation firm to1 provides
energy elicient root~ng soluuens that reduce
)sour carbon ioorprrinr and utility epenje .Mc
are excited about the unlimited opporturuuies wr
now of fer in alternativei energy resources and cost-,
savings." said Boyld.
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more about poternual roofang modifications. related to I
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JTacobS
and the program in numerous
ways. Due to Jacobs' efforts,
the Florida Ingislature finalized
the creation of the Beinecke-
Reeves~ chair in Historic
Preservation, a position cur-
rently held. by Roy Eugene
Graham.
"Buddy has always been
there for the Historic
Preservation Program,"
Graham said. "We can always
count on him to give us advice'
support and enthusiastic
encouragement."
An alumnus of UF, Jacobs
served as student body
president, receiving his juris
doctor degree in 1966. Upon
graduation, he joined the un;-
versity's administration as
director of development, serv-
iilg as assistant dean and
later dean -- of university rela-
tions and development. In this
capacity, he undertook the
restoration and opening to the
public of the long-neglected
Marjorie Kinnan .Rawlings
home and citrus grove at ,
Cross Creek. The site was later
.named a National Historic '
Landmark.
In 1973, he returned to his
h metw ohj la nar ena Bea

ation of what was then Florida's
largest National Register
Historic District.
Jacobs has been general
counsel for the State Attorneys
of Florida since 1971, and is
founder and principal of Jacobs
& Associates in Fernandina
Beach.














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The Amelia Arts Academy Sunday
Musicale was well attended and one of the
largest turnouts evei-! Everyone was enthral-
led by the professional quality of all the per-
formers. Thanks to the ~Amelia Arts
Academy's Instructors -Pegge Ealum, exec-
utive director, on flute, Dr. Jane Lindberg,
Academy board president, on piano and Ernie
Ealum, Academy instructor, on double bass.
A special thanks to guest musician Darren
Ronan on percussion. How fortunate is Anielia
Arts Academy to.have such talent and lead-
ership on its staff and board.
Our~thanks goto Lorie andWayne Chism
of Piney Island for their generosity in volun-
teoingthei home and h estng" hs evelt
- great weather, fabulous entertainment it
was truly a "magical evening!" A special
thanks to Caf6 Karibo for sponsoring the food
at this event. Another thank you to Scott &
Sons, Inc. Fine Jewelry for donating a $75
gift certificate for our "drawing." Berta Arias,
who won the certificate, was very excited and
eager to experience Scott & Sons' new jewelry
store in Fernandina.
_Don't fo g~tour next "Sunday Musicale"

C7F~iK~~~r~iillitc AL "f~o ge' mojrethf l
and purchase tickets, please call 277-1225.
W~e hope to see you at this event! Tickets are
$4() and are being sold at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island, chamber of commerce and
Amelia Arts Academy. Please purchase early.
The Academy brings back its founder, Dr.
Tim McKee, for the rare opportunity to hear -
him in concert on the "king of instruments"
- the organ. This will be a concert like no
other! Opening act will be Morgan Waas,
recipient of the Henry T. Vollenweider Pipe
Organ Scholarship. Concert will be at 5 p.m.
with the reception immediately following -
Splease make special note of this because usu.
ally our reception is at the beginning of the
musicales. All monies received from this con-
cert will go to the Henry T. Vollenweider Pipe
Organ Scholarship.
The Amelia Arts Academy is a 501(3) (c)
not for profit organization and its mission is to
provide education in the arts at affordable
rates regardless of age, race, religion, ethnic
origin, ~fmancibl needs or level of ability, Amelia
Arts Academy has been carrying out this mis-
sion since 1992 throrigh individual instruc-
tion, group lessons and ensembles, after-
school art and dance workshops, programs for
the disabled and disadvantaged, creative arts
programs for seniors, community entertain-
ment, guest performances and more. Please
join us in silpport of the arts and "see yourself
in the arts!"
Sunday Musicale Committee: Fran
Shea, board member, Sig Febrman,
Maggie O'Brien, Joan Palazzolo and
Nancy Stansberry

Black and white unite
My sincere: thanks to the Newrs-Leader (and
especially Michael Parnell) for helping pro-
mote the kickoff of "Black & White Men
Unite" as part oil the Martin Luther King, Jr.
parade. The insertions in both the Wednesday
and Friday editions of the paper leading up to
parade day were invaluable in informing our
citizens of the need to come together in uniity.
Thankfully, we have a local newspaper organ-
ization that cares.
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Fernandina Beach


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plans there haven't been too many, mostly' deal-
ing with an increase in density, such as chang-
ing agricultural land to residential, or, in the
case of Crane Island, from conservation to resi-
dential. One city commissioner has a long list
of recent decisions on his website that he
claims would require referenda under
Amendment 4. But a close look at this list,
shows very few to be changes in the comp
plan; many are variances to building code, such
as permitting a structure to occupy a greater
portion of a lot than the code lIermits.
The bottom line appears to lie that the num-
ber of land-use comp plan. changes that would
require a public vote will not be many.
And few are technical in nature. An increase
in density condos replacing single-farhily
homes, building a big box store in a residential
community, redesignating agriculture land to
permit 749 homes, converting conservation
land for large-scalp development are not tech-
nical issues that will be difficult for the public
to understand.
As to the frequency of referenda, the
process by which comp plans are changed is
clearly stated by Florida's Growth
Management Act. A city or county commission
must hold two hearings; if approved, the
change is sent to the state's Department of
Community Affairs (DCA), which issues a
report listing any objections. The commission
must address any objections before the change
can take effect: Changes can only be submitted


to DCA twice a year. The Hometoivn
Democracy amendment does not require that
approved changes be put before the voters
immediately. The referenda can be held once a
year as part of the regular election. Adding a
referendum to the annual ballot is not very
costly.
When I was a county commissioner we
often had hard choices to make when faced
with a comp plan change. There was always
the threat of a costly lawsuit from the property '
owner or developer if we denied the change.
There is a principle that land should be devel-
oped at its "highest and best use" that makes it
difficult to deny a comprehensive plan change,
even if we are opposed to it. Having the
Hometown Democracy amendment in effect
will, in the long run, help commissioners solve
this "Gordian knot" by making the voting pub-
lic partners in making these difficult decisions.
So, understanding that Amendment 4 will
not put a heavy burden on voters, there will not
be more elections than we have now, there will
be few issues on which the public must vote,
and seeing that Hometown Democracy will
actually help commissioners, I have come
around to see that the Hometown Democracy
amendment is something we need. The few
non-technical referenda we will have to consid-
er is a small price to pay for restoring balance
to growth management decisions.
~Vickie ~Samus is a former chair of the Nassau
County Commission.


The Hometown Democracy amend-
ment, Amendment 4 on November's
ballot, has drawn a great deal of con-~
troversy as entrenched business lead-
ers and reform-minded citizens argue the pros
and cons. The one issue that concerns me the
most is the burden that the amendment will
place on the voter. Some say there will be cost-
ly special elections and the voters will have to
consider dozens of referenda with manjr pages
of technical~detail to understand. ~
To understand the amendment's conse-
quences I have read the amendment carefully
and drew on my four years as Nassau County
Commissioner representing District 3 (Yhlee).
The amendment will require voter approval
of land-use changes to a county's or city's com-
prehensive plan. Comprehensive plans are
meant to be a long-range vision of what the
public wants its community to be in the future.
For example, a comp plan designates how
many people~ should live in an area, called den-
sity. Residential 1 means single-family homes,
Residential 3 means high-rise condos or apart-
ments. Most of Amelia Island is residential l. If
a developer wants to build a high-rise on .
Fletcher Avenue, for instance, he must get a
change to the comp plan from residential 1 to
3. Plans to increase the density of the
Fernandina Historic District would require a
comp plan change.
In looking over land-use changes to the
Nassau County and Eernandina Beach cognp


TOM WOOD
CHAIRMAN


DINK NE SMITH
PRESIDENT


I know the holidays are over.
But, I would like to thank our neigh-
bors of the city and county for real-
ly do a nice job of showing the hids
a lighted holiday in spite of the hard
times we are all having. Even
though Christmas was sparing this
year, the spirit of the. holiday was
more lights land decorations this
year. Especially in O'Neil. These
.guys did a great job for our chil-
dren. We rode around and our kids'
eyes just brightened up. They did
not know how hard most of us have
it lately. And that is a special
moment. Thank you to all who
made this happen. May God bless
your year.
FSusan Sp n" r



I would like to take this opfpor-
tunity to thank Don Murphy of the
Dome Healing Center for coming
out to Transitions Respite Home
and giving a demonstration on.deep
breathing. Deep breathing is a fdin-
tastic way to combat .stress and
.relieve anxiety adi~ the guests real
ly enjoyed-partic~ipacing. Oftentimes
when people have a mental illness
they lack effective coping tech-
niques; add a stressor or crisis and
the results can be disastrous.IThank
you, Don, for showing us all of the
wonderful benefits of deep breath-
ing. You have given us a tool we
will be able to use.
Andrea Heller
Yulee

PhPileg8e, Isb~tvpniiiy
foT Voting
Other people besides American
citizens feel a sense of genuine
amazement at the achievements,
independence and prosperity that
our free enterprise economics has
produced.
One of the reasons for this great
achievement was the intelligence
of the men who studied the histories
of all nations. They found and reje~t-
ed the weakness of a frillec gov.
ernment. They applied many ideas
that had been efficient in other gov.
ernments. With the brainstorm-ing
discussions there was frequent shift-
ing of positions and changing of
minds. Our founding fathers with
much thought structured a foun.
dation for America that is the ban-
ner of hope all over the planet.
I would like to quote from
President Andrew Jackson in his
farewell address in 1837: "But you
must remember, my fellow citizens,
that eternal vigilance by the people
is the price of liberty, and that you
must pay the price if you wish to
secure the blessing. Providence has
showered on this favored land bless-
ings without number, and has cho-
sen you as guardians of freedom, to
preserve it for the benefit of the
human race."
I ask you today, are we being
vigilant of our country? Do we have
an eagerness to preserve our coun-
try for our children and grandchil-
dren? Are we so forgetful of our
brave men and women who died
defending our freedom that we don't
want to get involved? Are we pre-
serymng our laws for future genera-
tions? Are we taking our liberties for
granted?
This is a quote from Samuel
Adams, the father of "The American
Revolution": "Let each citizen
remember at the moment: he is
offering his vote that he is not mak-
ing a present or a compliment to
please an individual or. at least
that he ought not so to do: but that
he is executing one of the most
solemn trusts in human society for
which he is accountable to God and
his country."
Voting is the way, to keep our
freedoms. Voting is our privilege.
Voting is our responsibility. Voting


members to give monthly televised
updates, Le., the vibe president, seo-
retary of treasure, secretary of state,
sectary of defense, secretary of
Homeland Security. They will be
tasked to visit two major cities per
month and hold televised town hall
meetings.
The vice president will televise to
the nation the results of town hall
meetings at least once a quarter.
The opposition minority leader will
have full access to the aforemen-
tioned government website. The
minority leader will televise an
address to the nation after each
presidential, vice president and cab-
inet members' televised address to
the nation. p
The president was decidedly
forceful when disclosing his pro-
posed policy on the military's don't-
ask don't-tell policy. He said it was
because it was the right thing to
do. If he truly believes what he said
then isn't it time to challenge all
biases and bigotry?~ He could have
easily pointed this out using his race
as a prime example or of the
women's fierce battle to win the
right to vote. President Obama
could have said the right of one
American is the right of all!
President Obama, stop the rheto-
ric. You promised to come to us, to
keep us informed, to point out the
naysayers. You promise new gov-
ernment and you spelled that out
but, because you have not come to
us, the citizens, you have lost your
way.
I believe our country has
reached~a place where if the presi-
dent were to appeal to our patriot-
ism and fulfill his campaign prom-
ises he would sail into history. But
he must not make the deals like he
made for Nebraskans and unions
not to pay their fair share of his
health' care plan.
One point the president pointed
out I believe to be true: Americans
are getting tired of our partisan gov-
ernment
SJeffrey R. Kersey
Yulee

BreaSt Cancer risks
and mammography
Breast cancer kills about 40,000
Americans every year. In November
2009, the U.S. Preventative Services
Task Force turned longstanding
preventative care practices upside
down by revising breast cancer
screening guidelines for women at
average risk for breast cancer.
In summary, the 2009 USPSTF


breast cancer screening guidelines:
*No longer recommend mam-
mograms for women ages 40-49.
*Recommend that women ages
S50 to 74 have screenings every
other year.
*. Do not recommend breast self-
exam for any age group.
The USPSTF cited harms from
mammograms including radiation
exposure (they later agreed the
exposure was minimal), pain during
the procedure, anxiety and distress
and false positive results that result-
ed in additional testing. The outcry
from women, physicians and pro-
fessional organizations was fast and
furious. The American Cancer
Society, American College of
Obstetrics and Gynecology,
American College of Radiology,
Ainerican Society of Breast
Surgeons, American Medical
Association and the advocacy group
Susan G. Komen for the Cure were
unanimous in their strong dis-
agreement with the new USPSI'F
guidelines.
Overwhelmingly these organi-
zations denounced the guidelines
as measures meant to cut costs with
potentially deadly consequences,
which could reverse two decades
of decline in breast cancer deaths.
The American College of Radiology
estimates that about $3.3 billion was
spent on mammograms just last
year and~ whether the new guide- '
lines lead to changes mn msurance
Coverage remains to be seen.
Meanwhile, Secretary of Health and
Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
advised women under 50 to ignore
the new recommendations and con-
tinue their screening as before and
talk to their doctors. The American
College of Obstetrics and
Gynecology recommendations have
not changed for women at average
risk for breast cancer:
Screening mammography
every 1-2 years for women 40-49
years old.
Screening mammography
every year for women 50 years old
and older.
S*Breast self-exam for all
women.
Talking to your doctor is the best
advice with your doctor you can
plan your care based on your indi-
vidual risks and benefits, your per-
sonal and family history and your
health care preferences.
Jesse S. Greenblum, MD
Board certified OB-GYN
Catherine Greenblum,
PhD(C), FNP-BC
Board certified Family
Nurse Practitioner


is our right. Voting is our duty.
Voting can keep us a fred nation.
For you who are not registered, I
encourage you do so. For inde-
pendents, I encourage you to find a
good constitutional person to vote
for even if you don't have someone
in a particular race. For Democrats
and Republicans it is most impor-
tant to get educated about the issues
and about the person you are voting
for. Let's make sure we are voting
for our country and what is best for
America. Ist us all do our share to
keep the liberties we do have.
Pat Eubank
Fernandina Beach

Acitizen' right
As expected, President Obama
gave a brilliant speech the other
night. However, he allowed his die-
dain for the Republicans to show
as he leered at them while giving his
speech. Unfortunately for Ameri-
cans it was because it was deserved.
His campaign promises so far have
been not much more than rhetoric.
His politics have been not been new
as promised but of the same ilk we
have seen far too long. In this
speech he made aweak and for sure
vain attempt to call out the
Republicans and somewhat
weakly the Democrats for their neg-
ativity.
A thought: A citizen's right to an
honest open government. A fully
informed citizen. How? The presi-
dent appoints a Democrat and a
Republican to head up and form
committees enlisting an equal num-
ber of Democrats and Republicans.
Give weekly updates on the
progress of these committees on a
government website. The president
gives quarterly televised updates
on objectives he selected, i.e., jobs,
health care, military objectives,
roads, banks, credit cards, home
loans, etc.
President Obama also states that
from this moment on no Democrat,
Republican, independent, Supreme
Court justice, radio talk show host
or whomever that there will be no
more partisan politics tolerated. He
will promise the citizens that those
who do will be exposed during his
monthly telecast. That he will pro-
pose a new law with stiff penalties
for lobbyists who fail to fully dis-
close who they contact, why they
contacted them, the outcome of that
contact and if any money was trans-
ferred.
The president will publicly dis-
close this information weekly. The
president will direct his cabinet


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WEDDING ENGAGEMENTS


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New evening Taiza service at St. Peter's


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G ory and Holly Black of ured 20.5 inches in length.
Fernandina Beach announce Paternal grandparents are
the birth of a son, Banks Gayle and Vernon Speight
Reag~n Black, born at 1:13 and Herby and Sheryl Black,
p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at all of Milledgeville, Ga.
Baptist Medical Center- .The maternal grandpitr-
Beaches. The baby weighed 7 ents are Mike and Melanie
pounds 4.4 ounces and meas- Bryan of Madison, Ga.

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oein te seac n we getai in ae Nothngbds -o ul be Ser Ptis. Renesrie d Bolen grdunate from
church. When we listen intently found to say about Jacksonville University, cum laude, with
to what's being said, our excitement a Shawn, for she has a bachelor of science degree, a major in
grows, Our quest comes to an end with .always been a blessing social science with management and
these simple words, "Be still, and know to those who know and sociology minors. She is the mother of
that I am God." love her. She is the three children and wife of the Rev. Dari-
The saying goes that life is a journey mother of two young en K. Bolden, pastor of First Missionary
and, on this journey, it is not how you .men, Emory II and Baptist Church, and holds down a full-
start, but how you furish. With her map 'NOW AND Devron. Emory isa time job. There may have been times
in her hand and her course firmly set, THIEN frephman in college she thought of giving up, but when she
Shawn Johnson-Wingard completed her .. and Devron is a senior thought of what she was taught at a
journey and gained her reward from the at Yulee High. She is young age a quitter never succeeded
University of Phoenix with a confima- Maybelle 'the daughter of and a succeeder never quits it gave
tion of a bachelor of science degree in Kirkland William and Betty Veal. her the reassurance that God said that
business administration with all rights While reminiscing, he would supply her needs. So she put
and privileges bestowed upon her Oct. some expressed their God first and made it to the finish line.
31, 2009, on her husband's birthday, desire to go back to school and obtain a Wisdom usually arrives without fan-
Elder Emory Wingard Sr. ~ degree. Today there are no limits to fire. It comes to those who wait expec-
Coming from a large family of what can be accomplished when you put tantly with their hearts and minds open
cousins,they decided to celebrate her your mind to it and have the courage to to God. It comes in the stillness, when
hard work and sacrifices in obtaining in start the journey. You just have to take ~God and his word can gently break into
her goals by taking her out to dinner. the first step. The rewards are great. Our lives. Jesus Christ is the word of
The celebration was headed by Teresa A great time was had by all. The God. When we open our hearts to Him,
Porter and her sister Starletha Pollard, "Cousin Group" extend its thanks to the' wisdom of God is ours.
along with other cousins, "The Cousin everyone who attended the celebration. Congratulations to Annie Johnson.
Group." They wanted to surprise Shawn, .Then they raised their glasses and toast- and Alysia Benson on the birth of their
but with a venue change, it became a bit' red; the official end of her evening. daughters, granddaughters to James
complicated. However, it all came ; Remember, what God has for you, it's and John Johnson, born the day after
together Nov. 20 at the Red Lobster- in for you. When you put in the time and celebrating their mother's 96th birthday.
River City. effort: he'll see you through. Both mothers and babies are doing ~fine.
She was very excited to have family . Other graduation congratulations go Birthday'vishes to Nikita Raysor,
members come together, having a good to Annie and Tina Johnson, daughters of Faye Scott, Reginald Alexander Jr.,
time celebrating her accomplishment, r James and Patricia Johnson, receiving William Veal Sr., Evan Jones, Everette
eating, talking and laughing. The floor their medical assistant certifications; Way, Kayla Peterson, Martha Owens,
was open for everyone to say a few 'Teeara Jones, daughter of Vincent and Luverta Baker and Brenda Peterson.





'Big Of the Year'~makes a'big difference'


Brewton-Romatice
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil B.
Brewton Jr. of Madera, Calif.,
are proud to announce the
engagement of their daug~h-
ter, Brittany Marie Brewton,
to Mike Romance.
Brittany is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Salvador Vizcarra of Madera,
Calif., and of the late Dr. and
Mrs. Cecil B. Brewton of
Fernandina Beach.
Brittany is a 2003 graduate
of Mladera High School and a
sociology alumnus of
California State University,
Long Beach, where she was a
part of Delta-Gamma Sorority.
Currently, Brittany is a para- '
legal in environmental law at
Latham & Watkins Law Firm
in San Diego, Calif.
Her tiancC is the son of -
Michael and Denise Romance .
of Oak Park, Calif., a graduate
from Chaminade College ,
Preparatory High School and ~
also an engineering alumnus
of California State University, .
Inng Beach, where they met .
through a mutual friend.
Mike is an engineer at '.
AutoGenomics, a biotech
company, in Carlsbad, Calif.
The couple will marry in
Decedmber 2010 in Southern -
California.

Mobley-Davis

TheooeA Davs slt f
Yulee, will be married at 2
p.m. Feb. 21, 2010, at Camden
Seventh-Day Adventist
Church, 891 May Creek
Drive, Kingsland, Ga., with *
Pastor Dean Read officiating
the ceremony.

AlCOm-Crale
Mii-anda Kay Alcorn and
Michael "Kenny" Kendeth, '
Crane, both of Yulee, will be
married at 2 p.m. Feb. 27,
2010, at the Chem Cell Club
with notary Linda Keen offici-
ating.
The receptions will immedi-


In December, the Nassau
County branch of Big
Brothers Big Sisters of
Northeast Florida: named
Tifmi Mc~ill "Big of the .
Year." McGill has been
matched for nearly two years
to her Little Sister, Nikki,
who lives with her grandpar-
ents. Erica Foster, Big
Brothers Big Sisters area;
director, said McGill was
named thanks to Nikki's
heartfelt nomination. -
"Being a mentor is a won-
derfill life experience. I can't
think of anything I have done
in my life that is more
rewarding," McGill said.
McGBl shared that she
had a friend that fist talked .
to he~r about becoming a Big
Sister. "I grew up with a big '
sister that I'm very close to
an~d~cannot imagine ply life
, any other way.,kne~w J could
be a positive influence on a
child that really needs some-
one in her life," she
Explained.
"And she certainly has '
been a.positive iinfuence,"
said Foster. She said that
McGill is an ideal big sister
not only because she does
things properly foml the pro-
gram's point of view, but she
has helped broaden Nikki's
horizons by sharing some of


her interests that Nikki may
not have participated in oth-
er wise. .
She explained that over
the last few years the two
have participated in many
typical activities, including
swimming, going to the
beach, biking, working on
Nikki's school assignments,
and the two have even begun
training and running races
together.
"She is teaching her about
a healthy lifestyle when they
Side bikes and train together;
she is teaching her to be a
volunteer when she takes her
to community~ service events;
and she is teaching her to
interact with adults when she
meets with Tifini's friends
and family," stated Foster.
Nikki's grandmother,
Laurie Richars, said te p. ,,, n,
experipppe hay beqql; wqnder- ,.,
ful for Nikki. "Both of them
look forward to seeing eai-h
other. They're like real sis-
ters; they love each other."
Richards said that she is
happy that her second grand-
daughter was able to find a
Big Sister as well and feels
that having Big Sisters has
changed their lives. "The
kids are smilii all the time
and are happy and they get to
go places. I can't imagine


Mr. Crane, Miss Alcorn


ately follow the ceremony.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Peggy (Loyd)
Thompson of F~rnandina
Beach and Dennis (Robin)
Roy of Crossville, Tenn.
The groom-elect is the son
of Ken and Debora Crane of
Fernandina Beach.


WArmy Pvt. Christopher
Oquendo-Martine has gradu-
ated from One Station Unit
Trp~ining at Fort Knox, Ky, as
which consisted~ofi~basicImilim
tary training and adlvaned
individual training (AIT).
The fist nine weeks of
basic combat training, he
received instruction in drill
and ceremony, weapons, rifle ~
marksmanship qualification,
bayonet combat, chemical '
warfare, tactical exercises,
marches, military courtesy,
military justice, physical fit-
ness, first aid and Army histo-
ry, traditions and core values.
During AT, he completed


'the seven-week cavalry scout
course. The training included
subjects and instructions to
:.. ,operate,;n~!aintain;mstfire
.; M9/M3 Bradleysighting vehi-l, !
cles; call and adjust fie on
enemy targets, recognize ,
friendly and threat vehicles;
conduct reconnaissance and
security missions, perform
foot patrols, conduct land nav-
igation, locate and neutralize
mines; and operate and main-
tain scout vehicles. .,
He is the son of Derrick
and Loribeth Dunman of
Yulee. The private is a 2009
graduate of Yulee High
School.


susMIvirED
From left, Erica Foster, BBBS area director, Tifini
McGill, 2009 Big of the Year, and Nikki, ittle Sister.


what life would be like with-
out you all," the busy grand-
mother of four said. .
If you or someone you
know might be interested in


"making a difference" and
becoming a Big Brother or
Big Sister, contact Foster at
261'9500, or e-mail
efoster~bbbsnefl.org.


people, from 70 nations. All
over the world, churches of
many different denomina-
tions are holding Taizb
prayer services.
St. Peter's decided to join
those ranks and offer a Taiz6
prayer service here. A short
statement from Faithwrorks
Magazine captures the -
essence of the Taiz6 service:
"Short chants, repeated
again and again, give it a
meditative character, the
brothers explain in a brief
introduction printed in the
paperbackr songbook.


On the second Sunday of
each month at six in the
evening you will ind the
doors of St. Peter's at 801
Atlantic Ave. open to the pub-
lic for a very special service.
SThe Taiz6 service, which
evolved from the order of
Taiz6 that was founded in
1940 by a Swiss protestant,
Brother Roger Shultz, is a
monastic prayer cycle of
silence, music, scripture and
contemplation.
The desire of the
founders was to create a
community of hospitality and


trust for people from all over
the world: Taiz6 is a small
community just north of
Cluny on the southeastern
part of France. Today, the
Taiz6 community in the
French town is made up of
more than 100 brothers from
Catholic and Protestant back-
grounds and from more than
25 countries.
Since the 1950's, young
people have been visiting
Taiz6 fr-om all over the world
in increasing numbers. Some
weeks there are as many as
7,000 gathered, mostly young


"Using just a fewv words,
(the chants) express a basic
reality of faith, quickly
grasped by the mind. As the
words are sung over many
times, this reality gradually
penetrates the whole being."
St. Peter's Taiz6 service
Includes candlelight, prayers,
readings, silence anld soft
music with repetitive words
led by keyboard and other
instruments as available.
Come as you are to sing, or
to just listen. The next serv-
ice will be held on Feb. 14 at
6 p.m.


aCaroline Anderson,
granddaughter of Carmela .
Fratus of Fernandina Beach,
graduated summa cum laude
from the University of Rhode
Island with a bachelor of sci-


ence degree inhuman devel-
opment and family studies
and a bachelor of art degree
in Spanish. This September,
she plans to begin graduate
studies in special education.


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AMFLIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
.5 }n Interdenominational Community ~Church
SUNDAY WOR SHIP

February 7" 2010

Message: "The Secret of Access"
9:15 am Classic Worship
11:15 am Cel ration Worship


10:30 am Christian Education:
.1)"The 3 C:olors~of Your Spirituality"
2)"Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fbar"
~ALL ARE WELCOME~
The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation 36Bowman Road


-- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship:
8AM & 11AM
Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
2600 Atlantic Avenue*Fernandina Beach
261-6306
www.popicamelia.org



resrhytenrrn i P

Everyone i wel om
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
nrsi Ser unue i ) 01.n
(904) 432-81l 1
my povdn -y o lt e r u


FRIDAY. February 5. 2010/News-Leader


RELIGION


Attentiveness, persistence and going places z

touched it what was about to thought you were Isn't it interesting how Snoopy dreaming about things we want to
happen. It didn't matter that sleeping." As got to go on walks that were previ- happen, or if we respond properly, .
the chain had barely moved. Steve's friendly ously unplanned simply becatise he actually getting to do some of them.
The noise it made always had the voice illed the tiny same effect. And to think, all he was laundry room, Think about it. The sound of that the privilege of walking with God,
trying to. do was find an old hat left Snoopy's tail .chain was everything to him. attentiveness and persistence always
somewhere in the laundry room. k wagged back and Whether awake or asleep, his ear pays off.
In the other room, lying on the forth while beating was constantly scanning the air- As I think about Steve and his
kitchen floor, was Snoopy. I know, against the wall. If waves for an opportunity to take a dog Snoopy, I can't help but consider
but the story is true, that was the PUST you didn't know it, walk with his master. the parable of the unjust judge and
dog's name. Snoopy was fast asleep. NOTES you would have Now I'm not sure how theologi- the determined widow found in Luke
Apart from an occasional twitch, no thought that some- cally correct what I'm about to say is, 18:2-8. Though the judge was busy
doubt the result of an adventurous one was knocking but I do believe it's worth consider- withh other things, the yvidowi's per-
dream, Snoopy was totally out of it Pastor at the door. As ing. It seems to me' that there's a' sistent asking moved him to answer
until he heard the sound of his leash Rob Goyette Steve continued connection between our attentive- her request.
that is. Instantly he leapt to his feet digging for his hat, ness and willingness to respond to Jesus uses this story to illustrate
and came barreling into the laundry Snoopy's noisy tail, and insistent the things that God is doing, and to how God feels toward us. Unlike the
room, ready to go for a walk. presence, finally wore him' down. the doors that open in our lives. ub~just judge, God actually loves it
"Not now Snoopy,"' Steve said as ~"OK, OK," he said, "but it will have Thoug~h I'm sure God's love never when we come running to Him with
lye shook his head in amazement. to be a short one." And with that, changes, where we go and what we our petitions. Though He may not
"How did you hear your chain ~from Steve grabbed the leash from off the get to do, does. answer them immediately, or in the


Callahan library on Feb. 6 from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Kids also can decorate a
heart-shaped cookie for Valentine's
Day for $1. Proceeds will help Bible
Club Kids go to camp next summer.
Sponsored by Friendship Alliance
Church. Pie and baking orders can :
be called in at (904) 879-1907.
AM COnCer
Historic Macedonia A.M.E.
Church will host the Edward Waters
SCollege Choir in concert on Feb. 6 at
4 p.m. at the church, 202 S. Ninth St.l
Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $20
Sin advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets may be purchased through :
any church member or at the
Church Fellowship Hall between
12:30 and 3 p.m. For more in forma-
tion call the church at 261-4114.

CtODESsrads celebration
As of this month, Pastor Herb and
Sandy Phinazee, along with their
daughtei- Ashley, have been minister
ing at Crossroads Family Worship
center of Callalian for 20 years. A
celebration ceremony is planned for
Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. in the church sanctu-
ary. Contact the church for more
information at (904) 879-1833.
Serrnon serleS
Grace Community Church begins
a new sermon series Feb. 7 titled -
"Genuine." It's a study on 1 John
focusing on the characteristics of *
genuine Christianity at plesenltd' by


Sthe Apostle John. Grace Community
Church worships Sundays at 10:30
a.m. at Yulee Middle School, 85439
Miner Road. Call 491-0363 or visit
www.gracenassau.com.
NHvcWV ensemDIC
The community is invited to join a
new vocal ensemble being created at
New Vision Congregational Church
under the direction of Dr. Jane
Lindhjerg. The ensemble will con-
tribute to the worship experience at
, New Vision at least once a month.
Lindberg his an extensive back-
ground in sacred music and leads
Sthe Worship Team at New Vision. An
accomplished pianist and choral
director, she is a former adjunct pro-
fessor in music history at Jackson-
ville University.
The ensemble's orientation meet-
ing and fist practice~ will be held
Feb. 7 at~ 11:30 a.m.
.New Vision worships each
-Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96074 Chester
Road in Yulee. Visit www.New
VisionCongregationalChurch.org or
contact the Rev. Mary Kendrick
Moore at (904) 238.1822. ~

Or ship and lunch
The community is invited to join
Salvation Army Hope House each
Tuesday at noon for its Weekly
Worship Service and Fellowship
Lunch. Pastor Arizona Perkins of
Oak Grove Missionary Baptist
'' Churchl iiff Brunswick, G$., wiill shate ~


the Gospel message Feb. 9. For
,more information, call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House, located at
410 South Date St.

Spghm fud le
The Alliance Women of
Friendship Alliance Church invite
the public to purchase spaghetti din-
ners to support its missionary proj
ect. Dinners will be available from
4:30-7 p.m. Fe~b. 12. Single dinner is
$5; family' special is five for $20.
.Includes spaghetti, salad, garlic
bread and dessert. Call 879-1907.
Take out or eat in. Friendship
Alliance Church is located at 44491
Mary Sauls Circle, off Pickett Street,
just south of Callahan off US. 1.

Service of healing
Feeling the weight of the world
on your shoulders? Sense that no
One cares? Inst the light at the end
of the tunnel? Memorial UMC invites
you to a Service of Healing Feb. 14 at
5 p.m. in the Sanctuary. For more
information contact Pastor Hollie at
hollie@mumconline.com.

Shabbat service
A Shabbat service will be held
Feb. 19 at the home of Donna and
Steve Raszkin. Dinner will be served
from 6-7 p.m. and services will begin
at 7:30 p.m. There also be desserts
following the service. Please bring
$5 per person to help defray expens-
e : .~ FT'rU1$h addi~es's, dirklon~o s an~d to


RSVP, call 491-7626 or 556-2068.
Women's breakfast
.Joy Comes With the Morning is
the theme for the Women's .
Community Prayer Breakfast to be
held Feb. 20 in Maxwell Hall at
Memorial United Methodist Church
at Sixth and Centre streets. Featured
speaker will be the Rev. Dr. L. Holton
Siegling, Jr., senior pastor of First
Presbyterian Church of Fernandina.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.,~
the breakfast ($6) at 9 a.m., with the
programs to follow.
Reservations are requested by~
Feb. 18 by calling 491-3713, or e-mail
shavebs~aol.com. This event is
sponsored by the United Methodist
Women of Memnorial UMC. Invite
friends and neighbors for breakfast
and fellowship.


First Presbyterian C~hurch will
host the first annual Family Film
Festival, with free admission, Feb.
26-28 at "The Anchor," corner of
Sixth and Centre streets.
The series starts with "Saving
God" on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. Saturday at
2 p.m. is "Lilies of the Field,". starring
Sidney Poitier. Saturday at 7 p.m. is
"Fireproof" starring Kirk Cameron.
Sunday at 2 p.m. ~see "Faith Likre
SPotatoes," a drama set in South
Afica and based on a true story.
S- For information call 261-3837 o~r
visit www.1stpreS~tfb~.: dbin.' ""7


St. Peter's E~piscopal Church
Welcomes Youl -


8-00 a.mn. Holy Eucharist
8:45 a.mn. Breakfast Burns Hall
9:30 a.m. Christian formation for all.
10:30 a.m. Holy Eiltharist
6 p.m. Celdc Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday
90)4-261-4293
unwwws~teersarishonr


BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Senior Pastor: Rev. Mlchael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Chlidrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday So /ie 700 p.m.
Nurbr Proie blt


~ULEE
; 'APTIST
H URCH

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 6:1!i pm
ClasseseFdor I Age Grop hlu~dipnm Youth
Nursr Yrve tFor AlrcServices
891lrsd, West 94* *12


FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY-
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School . .. . .. ... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service . .. .. .. .. 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training .... .. .. 6:00P.M..
Evening Worship...............6:00P.M. j
Wednesday Fellowship Supper ..... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service . ... .7:00P.M.
736 Bonaleview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
S 904E261R41 cu~ ofmce)

SpolNtsbptLyc r .org


"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Ba tist
Ch rc
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday ~Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
W d edayp reyer Sre 6 30pmm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femnandina Bch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527


~20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
Thre Church
in rthe Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart ofAll People
Sunday New Membn~a Class 9ao.m.
Morning Iosltp1:3 rn ly Sunday
I~ednesday Noon-day Pray'er
Wednesday ~Mid-week Service 7-9prim.
Ministries: has & Van, Couples, Singiles, )Cuth


(904) 277- 4414
www.ameliachapel.om


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 participatel
Contact Fernandina Beach Church of Christ for
Information or to place an order 904-261-9760


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


YULEE UNITEDPssji u o
-METHODIST
CHURCH

SUNDAY SERVICES:
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles


AMELIA lIL ND
CHURcH OF CHRIST
Scone worship with uswhere
the Bible is our only AUthoritr.
Church Services: 11am
YMCA oh Citrona / 225-6i368
wwwamellaislaidClhurchofchris.com


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Our province is a founding member of the Anglican Church

ris Anglicans we bellieve
the Bible is the inspired Word of God

In the Holy Spirit who sancdies us
As A~ngl~lknr we wonship using the Iraditionni Liturgy In the
1928 Book of f mmon Prayer, Afirming Ihe Nicene and Ihe Apondes' Creed.
Sunday Services
ol Coma hion y:0a 1:0a onlt Omo
Rev J. Michael Bowhay, Rctlor
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amella Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 www.HolyTrinityAnglican.org


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with God

way we think He should, our contin-
ual asking touches His heart; and
opens doors otherwise left closed.
Now I realize it's true that God is
under no obligation to jump at our
every prayer, like some genie in a
bottle waiting to fulfilll all our wishes.
He is, however, according to th~e
Bible, interested in' satisfying the
deep desires of our hearts. The rea-
son is simple. He loves us! Psalms
37:4 says it like this:
"Delight yourself also in the Lord;
and He shall give you the desires of
your heart."
As for me, I've decided to always
keep an ear open to what the Lord
may be doing. Who knows what
opportunities may arise as a result.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
.rgoy@livringwvatersoutreach.org


Mom to Mom
All moms are invited to Mom to
SMom Amelia, a local ministry for -
momns meeting twice per month at
the Journey Church. Enjoy fellow-
ship with other moms and be encour-
aged in life's sweetest and most chal-
lenging roll: motherhood. Meets the
fist and third Wednesday of each
month from September to May from
9:15-11:30 a.m.
Leart~ more at Momtomom
Amelia on Facebook or e-mail mom-
tomom@thejourneyfamily.com.
Bring this notice to receive a gift..

WE MccccVcr
Inoking for a Divorce Recovery
Group? Memorial United Methodist
Church has support group that
meets the fist Saturday of each
month at 9 a~m. in the Partin Center
For more information contact Pastor
Hollie at hollie@mumconiline.com or
261-5769.

PreSChool registration
Jack 'n Jill Preschool at First
Baptist Church is accepting pre-reg-
istration for 3- and 4-year-olds for the
upcoming school year. Find out
more by visiting www~jaccknfillpresch
ool.com or call 261-0881. First Bap-
tist is located at 1600 S. Eighth St.
Valentine bakesale
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S Contemporary 14oisfy;
SUN 9:30am
WED_ 7:00pm

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321-2117
Rob & Chrlell Govette
anior Pastom OnA1A d~e MOf~meli & n
www.LivingWaters~utreach.org


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gram run by the Nassau
County Master Gardener vol-
unteers, will be presenting a
class on Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
regarding rose selection,
planting, maintenance and
pru..... By water ing, fr e e s ,
ing and pruning roses proper-
ly you will have the most
bmude in nhe ra C sder
attending the session, which
will be held at james S. Page
Governmental Complex. The
session is free to the public.
Come see the roses being
grown in the UF/IFAS
Nassau Cotmty
Demonstration garden and
how easy it would be to add
them to your own landscape.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
Nassau County Horticultural
Extension Agent, is a
University ofFlorida faculty
member Extension locations
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yullee and
the main Extension OfFice in
' Callahan. The UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James
S. Page Governmental
Complex and demonstrates best ,
management practices for
Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talkt, c/o
RebeccaJordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,-
Callahanl, FL 32011. VTisit
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.
rlfordi@ufledu


Q.Cui-rently I have a lime
.o tree in a pot and I want
to plant it outside. When .
would be a good time? PB

A :"2"'ti sgget jrouo wai
over. The final date for frost

Marc es th.ch f e ~5

eirs limes
cold tolerant.
.-E 1mes may
I:show cold
I; leaf damg .
when te per:
atures drop
into the low
GREN 40s. Hard ,
TALK ~freezes simi.
lar to tshe '
ones we
Becy/odiexperienced
Beckylorin ir2009, will
most likely destroy the whole
tree. However, once they are
established, which mdiy take
five to seven years, they
should survive through most
of our winters. It would be
important to protect the
young trees through those
vulnerable early years. If the
tree is small enough, cover .
the whole tree when tempera-
tures go below 40. Be pre-;
pared to remove the cover ~
when te temperature rses.
It would niot be beneficial for
the plant to staty in darkness


Limes are the least cold tol-
.erant of all citrus. Above
are limons. Cutting back
dead plants now, such as
this freeze damaged olean-
der, left, could leave thetn
vulnerable to another cold
snap. However, February
is the month to prune
roses, .far left.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF REBECCAJORDI

It was so cold this year for
such a long stretch of days
that'I have seen damage on
holly, which would normally
show none. However, I will
.wait to prune the holly later in
the spring. Pruning azaleas in
the winter would not be rec-
ommended as you will reduce
the number of spring flowers.

,:RDo I prune roses now?


,:t rn oe.'February is the month .
Landscape Matters, a pro.


lite office. No need to register
and the class is free.

~.Can I cut backmly
~o.perennials and dead
sh ubs now? HB

jk .,You can cut back any of
1.your dead plants now if
you wish, but consider what
can happen if plants are .
.pruned. Pi uned plants often
send out new shoots. These
new shoots will be very vul-~
nerable if and when tempera-
tures drop again below; freez-
ing. There is a very good
chance we will experience
some.colder temperatures
within the next few weeks. If
you can wait, we would rather
you wait.


for~any length of time. .
Limes and lemons set
flower and fruit throughout ~
the year as long as tempera-
"tures are warm. They normal-
ly have different stages of
fruit maturing on the tree.
When a freeze occurs, it '
\would be best to remove any
fruit. Some people think the
young fruit will mature later
but it will be destroyed by the
cold.
I would suggest novice
home citrus growers~start .
with a more cold-hardy citrus
Such Satsuma, Ambersweet
orange or Limequat. We will
.be having a citrus class that
will demonstrate proper prun-
ing on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. at .
the UF/IFAS Extension satel-


Removing all the dead
material~from perennials can
be done but in some cases the
dead material acts as a protec-
tive covering for the roots.
Perennials will return once
temperature's remain consis-
tently warm. Regarding prun-
ing trees or shrubs you can
remove dead branches and
stems any time. Pruning dtic.
ing dormant season is pre-
ferred for many tre~es.-Wait to
remove the frozen, damaged
leaves off citrtis or oleander ~
until end of February or
March. :


enter the park. Go half a mile
to the General Store. Park and
join the birders. Entrance fee
is $1. This is a Jacksonville
city park. Izyered clothing is
a must this time of year. Also .
bring binoculars, a field guide,
sunscreen, rain gear and
water. For information call
Carol Wyatt at 261-9272 or e- .
mail carolinewy@aol.com.

Kayakoutl
The Sierra Club Nassau
Chapter will hold a kayak out-
ing on Egans Creek Feb. 13 at
8 a~m., departing from the
county boat ramp east of Pogy
Place. It is free and open to
the public. *
The outing will be an easy
3- to 4-mile paddle including a
small portion of the 7h
Intracoastal Waterway. Te
trip will be at high tide and
will include exploring the
small creeks running into
Fort Clinch. Paddlers will
experience the plants, animals
and birds in a tidal salt marsh.
This outing is for experi-
enced kayakers with their
own boats.
SThe outing is limited to 10.
RSVP by Feb. 10 to len
Kreger, qualified Sierra Club
Outing leader, at (904) 432-
8389 or len.Kreger@rocket-
mail.com.

Ladfpe da
On Feb. 17, Nassau County
Horticulture Extension Agent
Rebecca Jordi will teach a
Landscape Matters class on
growing and maintaining cit-
rus plants. The class will take
place at the Yulee Extension
office at 86026 Pages Dairy
Road and will include hands-
on instruction on pruning the
lemon and orange trees at the
office. Bring your pruning
shears and gloves. The class
is free and open to the public.
For mor~e information, visit
hlttp://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu/hor


Experience freestyle pad-
dling at the 2010 Florida
Freestyle Canoeing Symgiosi-
um March 19-21 at the Flodida
State College at Jacksonvrille,
SBetty E Cook' Nassau Center
in Yulee. .
Freestyle canoeing is
based on the quiet water pad-
dling techniques of Native
Americans. It emphasizes
smooth, efficient flat water


ticulture/landmatters/land-
matters.html or call Jordi at
548-1116.


Our Greenway leads a
nature walk on Egans Creek
Greenway every third
Saturday of the month. The
walk Feb. 20 at 9 a~m will fea-
ture the south half of the
Greenway starting at Jasmine
Street.. Participants are
encouraged to bring water,
sun protection, insect repel-
lent, comfortable walking
shoes and optionally field
guides and binoculars. .
Meet at the entrance to the
Grdenway on jasmine Street.
The walk will depart promptly
at 9 a.m., maintain a leisurely
pace, proceed to the south
end and loop bapk to Jasmine
Street. It is free and open to
the public. For information
call 277-7350 or visit www.our-
greenway.org.

River cleanup
The 2010 St. Marys River
Celebration, the annual spring
cleaning of the river and its
tributaries, will be held on
Saturday, March 20, in Nassau
and Baker' counties in Florida
and Camden and Charlton
counties in Georgia.
The celebration is a one-
day volunteer cleanup of the
St. Marys River.
The cleanup takes place
from 8 a~m. until noon, fol-
lowed by a lunch for volun-
teers until 2:30 p.m. at White
Oak Plantation in Yulee.
Tickets will be distributed to
volunteers and are required to
gain entry. Volun-teers also
will receive a St. Marys River
Celebration T-shirt.
For more information or to
register as a.group, family or
individual, contact Dean
Woehrle at (904) 879-3498 or
Keep Nassau Beautiful at 261-
0165.


paddling technique and pre-
cise boat control. The sympo.
Ssium will offer instruction by
national Canoe Association
instructors for paddlers of all
levels. There will also be an
interpretive freestyle paddling
demonstration on Saturday
Safternoon.The event is open
to the public' and visitors are
welcome. To- register visit
www.freestylecanoeing.com.


Tom Schuller of Ing Cabin
Groves will be at the
Fernandina Farmers
Markt Saturday.
t ,. ~;ir E 10 -----
this service. For information
call 548-1116.

ROSCS aS
On Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.,
Nassau County Master
Gardener Paul Gosnell will
conduct a Landscape Matters
class on roses at the EOC
office at the James S. Page
Governmental Complex,
including a visit to the
UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden.
Gosnell will discuss plant
selection and care and will
show the. "Knockout Rose" -
collection established at the
Demonstration Garden. The
class is free and open to the
public. For information visit
http://nlassaU.ifas.ufl.edu/hor
ticulture/landmatters/land-
matters.html, or call
Horticulture Extension Agenit
Rebecca Jordi at 548-1116.
Bird club j
The Nassau County Bird
Club will hold a field trip to
Huguenot Park on Feb. 13 at 8
a.m., rain or shine. To get to
the park cross the Nassau
Sound Bridge and go 8.2
miles south on A1A to the .
blinking light. Turn left: to


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laurie and Tom Schuller of
Ing Cabin Groves will bring
citrus from their 150-acre
groves to the Fernandina
Farmers Market Feb. 6.
Their certified organic red
grapefruit is available as well
as conventional grapefruit, .
navel oranges and tangerines.
Kumquats are also available
for a short time. Eggs by the
dozen are available on most
Saturdays.
Also at the market Feb. 6
will be Thompson All-Natural
Pork. Shoppers are encour-
aged to stock up on their
bacon, sausage, tenderloins .
and ribs because Thompson
will not return to the market
with their frozen meats until
April. Thompson will be at
the March Amrelia Island
Garden Show selling sausage
dogs, pork burgers and~barbe-
cue sandwiches for lunch.
Gabriela's Tamales will
also be at the market on Feb:
6. To sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter, go to www.fernan-
dinafarmersmarket~com.
The award-winning
Fernandina Farmers Market
is open every Saturday from 9
a~m.-1 p.m. at Seventh and
Centre streets in downtown
Fernandina Beach. Call 491-
4872 or visit www.fernandina-
farmersmarket.com or
wlww.atneliagarden.com.
PanthC l
Becky Jordi, Nassau
County H~orticulture Exten-
sion Agent, will conduct a
Plant Clinic from 10 a~m.-2
p.m. Feb. 8 at the Yulde
Extension Office (A1A and
Pages Dairy Road). All county
residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes,
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered for cor-
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NEWS-LEAD'ER/FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


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BETH JONES
News-Leader

The Pirates -(22-1) tacked on another win
Tuesday before' their two-night home stand to
cap the regular season. They hosted nationally
lo',ehd Pohiec hr sa anad ame at hnme
The Pirates gave up just nine points in the fist
half Tuesday and went on to defeat Bishop
Snyder 53-37.
"It was pretty indicative of this basketball
team," said Matt Schreiber, boys basketball,
coach at Fernandina Beach High School. "We
scored more points in the first half off of steals
and baskets than they scored points.
. "We got them to turn the ball over and-we did-
n't turn the ball ovy;' and we converted some
easy baskets.' It wa$ just a game that was total-
ly dictated by our defense."
Carlos Holcey had 16 points to steer the
Pirates. He also had four rebounds, two assists
and three steals. Tai Alford had 10 points, two


Alford `Dallas. Garvin Holcey Hunt Keffer


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'"We knew there was the potential for (current
success) when they were in the eighth grade, b~itt
typically there is a certain amount of attrition as
guys develop other interests, lose their interest
or change priorities. But this group has been real-
ly steadfast."
Seniors include Holcey, Alford, Garvin,
Vrancic, Terin Dallas, Billy Hunt, Chris Keffer,
Zach Rocheleau and Stacey Lynch.
Tonight will also be a whitee out"' an~d fans are
asked to wear white in support of the Pirates.
SDistrict play is under way Tuesday at Raines.


"WThenever somebody is still playing at the
end of their senior year, it's obvious they've
madre a commitment to something. That's some-
thing to be proud of.
"This senior class has won more basketball
games than any group to ever come through
here. These guys came in as ninth graders when
the school split, so there was a thinning out
when you had to divide the talent'between two
schools. I don't think people realize that we were
able to go without missing a beat four years ago.
Then, they've built on that every single year.


rebounds and a steal and Sean Jowers had nine
points and a rebound. Patrick Garvin chipped in
Eight points to go along with three rebounds
and an assist. Andrew~rancic had~four rebounds,
four points and a steal.
The Pirates wilvl honor all nine of their seniors
at 7:15 p.m. tonight before,tipo~ff of the UC game.
"Univei-sity Christian is. eone of the better
teams that we play this.year," Schreiber Said.
"You are always a little worried about where
your focus is on senior night, especially when you
havk the number of seniors we do,


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Tahj Kimble, left, and Stephanie Strasser, are the first pair of Division I college signees from one class at Fernandina Beach High School. Kimble
signed Wednesday to play fdiotball at Boston College and Strasser penned with the University of Florida to run cross country and track.


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High School. He's a good,
young man with character."
Kimble also had a huge
impact on the sports scene at
~ FBHS. The running back car-
ried the ball l66 times for 1,249
yards and 11 touchdowns last
fall for the Pirates. He also had
209 yards in receptions and two
more TDs.
His junior season was a
breakout season for Kimble,
who finished with 1,100 rushing
yards and eight touchdowns
and 455 yards in receptions and
seven TDs, earning him all-
county MVP honors.
"I've been dreaming about
this since I've been playing foot-
Sball," Kimble said. "It's a dream
come true. I've glad the hard
work I've put in is paying off.
"I started Pop War-ner when
I was seven. I remember when
I wasfive years old and my dad
used to take me to watch foot-
ball practice. I remember ask-
ing him, 'Daddy, what are they
doing? I want to do that.'
"He waited two years to put
me in~ football and I'm glad he
did. It's the best thing that ever
happened."
Despite stellar performano-
es the last two seasons, Kimble,
a foot and200-pound running
back, said his sophomore year
was his most memorable.
"My freshman season, we
went 0-10," Kimble said. "We
didn't win a single game. That
might have been the hardest.
P~ve ever worked. We told our-
selves we weren't going to go
through that again. It was just
frustrating.
"We came back out and
went 8-2 and went to the play-
offs. Even though we lost bad in
the playoffs, I smile every time
I think about it." .
And Kimble appreciates his
supporters and those fellow stu-
dents who screamed t~ahj for
Heisman" during the signing
ceremony Wednesday.
"It was great signing in front
of the people who have sup-
ported me," he said. "They
made me feel like I was on top
of the world."


Pairof irates

BETH JONES cross country team, Strasser
News-Leader has been the region champion
twice and finished third in the
Wednesday was national state her junior year and was
signing day for college athletes state runner-up in November.
and F~rnandina Beach High She was just four seconds
Schoolboasted a pair of fresh- behind the champion.
man recruits. "Iwuanted to be a state cham-
Seniors Tahj Kimble and pion forever," Strasser said.
Stephanie Strasser both put Strasser will get.another
their college choices in writing, crack at a state title this' spring
signing national letters of intent with the Pirate track team.
Wednesday with Division I .~"I've been running since
schools. seventh grade arid I've always
'Kimble will play football of' been a standout athlete," Stras-
a full scholarship at Boston ser said. "I was undefeated in
College and Strasser will run middle school. .
at the University of Florida on "People told me I had a good
a track scholarship. chance of going to a Division I
The pair of Pirates have school. It was a dream of mine.
mutualrespectforeach other's I love to win. I love to run.
athletic prowess. (Signing with Florida) is the
"We go to al the big track icing on the cake for high
meets," said Kimble, who com- school."
petes in the 100m, 200m and Strasser will run both sea-
long jump for FBHS. "I've never' sons as well for the Gators.
won. Inever came in fst place "I think Florida is a perfect
in anything.. fit for me," Strasser said. "I'm
"~When the mile comes, or close to my family and close to
the two-mile or whatever she Fernandina Beach.
runs, we already know who's "It's a great path for iy
got this. I admire her. I know future. I'm going to still work
she puts in hard work."* hard, but doors are being
Strasser, who transferred opened and I'm ready for the
from Ilinois to start her junior `journey."
year at FBHS, is also a fan of "We are very proud of
Kimble's. .~Stephanie," FBHS cross coun-
"Coming to this school, it try coach Mark Durr said. "She
Wias really a huge change for has definitely earned this
me," Strasser said. "I like to see scholarship. I'm sure she will
who the top athletes are at the do a lot for the program at UF,
school. He is dermnitely the top as they will help her continue to
athlete at our school. . grow as a runner.
"I really admire Tahj. He's a "She has obviously done a
great athlete, has a good work lot for our program and we are
ethic and he's just a g-rtat per- proud we have had two girls
son all-around. receive running scholarships
"We really didn't know one in the last two years. (Shelby
another until track and now Kittrell signed with the Univer-
we're both going to division- sity of North Florida last year)."
one schools. I wish him the While Strasser will be mak-
best." ing her mark in nearby Gaines-
Strasser is the only walking ville, Kimble will be heading
state champion at FBHS. She north.
won the two-mile run title at This is the first year we've
the state track meet last spring, had a Division I signing on sign-
finishing a whopping 15 sec- ing day," said Ed "Puggy"
onds ahead of the runnerup. Brown, head football coach at
Strasser also took the bronze in FBHS. "So, we're very proud,
the mile. of Tahj and his accomplish-
As a member of the Pirate ments at Fernandina Beach


Tahj Kimble, in action last
season, above right,
signed with Boston College
Wednesday, top, and was
accompanied by, from left,
FBHS Coach Ed "Puggy"
Brown, Kimble's mother
Shalene Raysor, father
Rod Kimble and aunt
Deena Raysor. Stephanie
Strasser, above left during
the county cross country
meet, signed Wednesday
with the University of Flo-
rida on a running scholar-
ship and is flanked by her
parents Dr. Stephan and
Julie Strasser, left.


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right away'
and in good
health,
Don
Whitman of
Imaders &
Sinkers
reports whit-
ing biting on
the beach
ON THE while fishing
WATER with ultEra-
TERRY shrimp.
Whitman
LACOSSalso reports
"'"- a good
sheepshead bite is taking
place in the backwaters and at
the St. Marys jetty rocks.
Saturday the air tempera-
ture is not expected to reach
the 60s, so bundle up if you '
plan on going out on the
water.
Typically when cold fronts .
arrive during the winter fish-
ing season, savvy fishermen
will often downsize their fish-
ing tackle and fish deeper
than normal. This means fish-
ing with smaller fishing lines,
baits and lures. It is also
extremely critical to slow
down your retrieve when fish-
ing with lures.
Tides Saturday will find a
Jow tide arriving at the mouth
'of the Amelia River at 8:28
a.m. and a high tide flooding
at 1:56 p.m.


that arrives late
today may hamper
Blue water fishing .
this weekend. However,
sport-fishing boats that can
make the long run will find
blackfin tuna and wahoo at
the Continental Shelf. A few
sailfish are also holding at the
big ledge. Some of the best
:action has been coming while
Strolling "Cedar Plugs" way,
back on "Flat Lines" or
strolling deep with "Islander"
or C&H "~Wahoo Wlhacker"
lures. Deep trolling is accom-
plished while adding a five-
pound.trolling weight some
20 feet ahead ~of the lure.
If you plan on making the
lorig run, be sure to get the
latest water temperature -
inform~tion; a difference from
1-2 degrees, also called a
"temperature break," will .
hold both baitfish and strik-
ing fish.
Redfish are r-unning in the
backwaters during the falling
tide. Fish under the docks in
West Jackson Creek with live
shrimp, bulllicad mininows or
Berkley Gulp shrimp and
hang on. .
The sea trout fishery is
closed during the month of
February. If you do fish for
sea trout, be sure to bend
down the barb on your hook
so sea trout cari be released


Wear your lifejacket and
inake sure your kill switch is
hooked up for safety's sake.
The New~s-Leader encour-


ages local anglers to submit
photographs ofthei'r catches. E-
mail photos to blones~jbnews
leader com, mail them to R~O.


Box 766, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035, or drop them by the
office at 511 Ash St. in Fern-
andina Beach.


Be extremely careful while
boating this weekend; the .
water temperature.is 54 '
degrees along the beaches.


entrants, breakfast will be $5.
Re istration folTmi aes
114Snl4t~h6S. Pa' aKante
_'Dr., and at www.Amelialsland
Runners.com, where online
registration and club entry
forms are also available. -
Visit the website or call
277-8365. Race-day registra- ~
tion is from 7-8 a.m. Feb. 6 at
Burns Hall, St. Peter's
Church; fun run registration
will be open until 9:30 a.m.

Special OlympiCS
Special Olympjics Nassau
County games will be held at
Femandina Beach High
School at 10 a.m. Feb. 26.
Anyone interested in par-
ticipating in the track and field
events should-o~ntact Ghris
He~idrixc st ht~nishdh na'ssau.
kl2.f I.us or call 491-9930. To
volunteer, call Wilnnie Hunter
Sat 491-9931. Those interested
in enrolling a new athlete or
Becoming part of the team'
call McBrearty at 491-0369 or
e-mail jandemcb@aol.com.

.Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner's board
will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at
the Yulee Sports Complex on
Goodbread Road.

Horse shoes for baseball
A horse shoe tournament
to benef it the Fernandina
Beach High School baseball
team will be held Feb. 13 at
Chem Cell Club, 2951
Riverside Dr., Fernandina
Beach. Registration begins at
10 a.m. Fee is $20 per person
for the tournament, $10 for
the shootout. There will be a
50/50 drawing at $1 a tick~t.
For information, contact
--ommy Guinn at 556-1614
or isaSpece at 4n1 03m0
or spen~5202@bellsouth.net.

Packcer Fun Glub parly
The Green Bay Packer
Fan Club of Fernandina
Beach will meet Feb. 7 to
watch the Super Bowl on a
60-inch and a 26-inch TV at

Clboue 61Tap : v.,
4:30 p.m. and kickoff is at
6:30 p.m. RSVP welcomed.
Bring covered dishes to -


share. Beer and soda will be
available. Bring mixers.

Signupforsoftball
The city of Fernandina
Beach will sponsor a youth
softball league for ages 8-15
(as of Dec. 31) with three divi-
sions available (15-, 12- and
10-and-under) with machine
Pitch for 10-and-under. Popy ,
of~ birth certificate required.
Local games will be played
Monday and Thursday nights
at the Ybor Alvarez complex
on Bailey Road.
Register through March 12
at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center. Fee is $45 for city
residents, $54 non-city, with a
$5 discount for each addition-
al sibling.' Tryouts are,March
16; draft is March 18. The
league, will followtee2010:
Ba~b'Ruth RUilrBoot;"'
Contact Jay at 277-7350 or
jrobertson~fbfl.org.

RegiSter for SOCCer
Amelia Island Youth '
Soccer is registering players
online for the spring season.
Viki wwwh isoce cm ad
All new players must mail a'
copy of their birth certificate to
863 Atlantic View Drwve,
Ferna'ndina Beach, FL 32034,
to complete registration. Call
Raquel at 753-0602.

Old Timers gm
Practice is under way for
the Old Timers football game.
Call David Tate at 753-4804.

Babe Ruth registration
Femandina Beach Babe
Ruth is accepting registration
onlin nforgr Is aindp bs ages .
baseball for the spring sea-
son. Register online at www.
leaguelineujp.com/fernandina.
p~T lo2tds rFeb b at 6
p.m. (10U minor), Feb. 10 at 6
p.m. (6-8 rookie), Feb. 11 at 6
p.m. (4-6 T-bal,1) and Feb. 11
at 6 p.m. (15U denier). Play-
ers must try out to be eligible
for selection. Players who do
not attend tryouts will be

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Feb. 16 (10U minor), Feb. 17
(6-8 rookie), Feb. 18 (4-6 T-
ball and l5U senior).


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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
at 8:30 a.m. Children's half~
mile and one-mile f un runs will
be held after the 5K/10K,
starting about 9:45 a.m. at
Central Park.
Registration is $25; $10 for
the children's fun runs.
Registered runners will be
entitled to a free pancake
breakfast after the race at St.
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Rodgers is Friday, Feb. 12
at 8 p.m.; wine bar opens
and seating available at
7:15 p.m. inside an
enclosed.and heated tent in
the courtyard of St. Peter's
Episcopal Church.
Tickets are $20 each '
and seating is limited to 85.
Tickets are available at
'Books Plus, the Amella .
Island Convention Visitors
Bureau at the train depot
downtown, at Regions
Bank (Sadler Road at 14th
Street), or by contacting the
Amelia Island Book Festival
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with song
"Fly," he h~ad authored three books
on music such as Rock Troubadours,
findd a which includes conversations with .
ter to music legends like Jerry Garcia,
bookJoni lvftchell, Paul Simon and mbre.
book A closer look at Rodgers's biogra-
;clSO a phy showsthat he isalso the
"2r founder of Acoustic Guitar magazine
hor. and Words and Music record label.
.He has reported for NPR's All
Things Considered on everything
writer to from a concert hall~in Indiana Amish
val who was' country to a rock band in Bangalore
Sharing the to the new world of oilline record-
Ibin and ing. Rodgers started writing songs
ed Jeffrey as a teenager, played with the band
parentss Heavy Wood in the San Francisco
s. Not only area, and made two solo records.
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were dear friends of their
had Rodgers recently wol
prize in the John Lennon
Songwriting Contest for h


morning, Dickie Anderson,
executive director of the Amelia
Island Book Festival, and Mark
Kaufman, host of "An Evening of
Story & Song" and partner in the
bookstore training group of Paz &
Associates, connected the dots
between the w~ay in which both .
authors and songwriters express
themselves with words. The two art
forms books. and songs often
have much in common: engaging
characters, descriptive scenes, comn-
pelling story lines. In fact, some
songwriters simply consider them-
selves authors with attention deficit
disorder.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHELLE GABEL
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers


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ON STA4GE


Fernandina Little Theatre pires-
ents "Eleemosynary," about the
'remarkable relationship of three
women: eccentric Dorothea, her
brilliant daughter Artie, and
Artie's sensitive and intellectual
daughter Echo. The cast
includes Amelia ]Hart, Catherine
Henry, and Emily Garvin, from
left. Performances are Feb. 6,
11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and
'Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m., $12; and
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m.,
$10. Tickets can be purchased.
at The UPS Store in the Publix
shopping center and at FLT, .-
10L4 Beech St. FLI' is a small,
intimate theater and patrons are
advised to purchase tickets in
advance.


(He was 13 or 14,
\KM E 6 an shewa$ 4.)My earliest recol-
lection of a
PRKMERS ~~Valentine's Day din-ne daewsa
snug little bistro on
Barrow Street just off Sheridan Square in
New York's Greenwich Village. I ordered a
bottle of amontillado sherry (a medium sher-
ry with a nutty flavor), not because I knew
what I was doing but because I thought it was
Romantic and we were both studying
American literature (hence the connection
with Poe's "Cask of Amontillado"). The bottle
came end-~usted with dust (no one ordered
sherry in the West Village those days), and it
became a very successful Valentine's Day.
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ROBERT M. WEINTRAUB .
For the Newvs-Leader
A book of verses underneath the bough,
A fug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou
Besides me singing in the wilderness -
Love and wine have been the essence of
romance at least since the 11th century when
Persian poet Omar Khayyim wrote those
words in his "Rubaiyat." Sonie 300 years later
English philosopher and writer Geoffrey
Chaucer niade the first recorded association
of Valentine's Day with romantic love in .
"Parlement of Foules":
For this wias on seynt Volantynys day
Whan every byrd comyth there.to chose his
mate.
This poem was written to honor the first
anniversary of the engagement of King
Richard II of England to Anne of Bohemia.


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to
First Coast Freedom Playground to ensure acces-
sibility for' children with any disability, momns
pushing strollers, seniors and everyone who just
wants to play. So far $100,000 has been raised
toward the 5900,000 goal.
Dr~ess for the ball is cocktail attire. Contact
Katie Graves at 225-8365 or kags78@hotmail.com
or visit the GFWC Jr. Woman's Club on Facebook.
GR@~ESTONES AND MiORE
Learn about "Gravestone Iconology and
Iconography" at the ,
Amelia Island
Genealogical Society
inecting Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in .
the Community Room of
the Fernandina Beach.
Police Department on .-
Lime Street. The public is ?-
welcome. -..
Speaker Tara Fields has
lived in Camden County *
since 1990 and in 1995
"discovered" Burnt Forge Cemetery there. She
has surveyed more than 10,000 graves in south-
east Georgia since then. She also started a web-
site in 1995. "The Crypt." as a place to showcase
local history.


During a trip to Boston and Plymouth, Mass., in
2004, Fields became fascinated with gravestone
art and developed a presentation highlighting
interesting gravestone art and its meaning.

SCHO(LAR5S SERIES
The Amelia Island Museum of History will
inauguratee its Florida Scholars Series.0n Feb. 19
with a presentation by Dr.
Carolyn Williams, history
professor from the University .
of North Florida.
Williams will discuss the
rich history of the African-
American community on
Amelia Island. Before and dur-
ing the Civil War, Amelia -
Island was a magnet~for runaway slaves seeking
their freedom. After the war many stayed, devel-
oping a thriving community that survives today.
The lecture will be held at Baker Hall, starting at 6

p~Tickets are $5 each for members and $10 each
for non-members. There will be two additional
lectures in this segment of the series. For more
information, call Alex Buell at 261-7378, ext. 102 or
www.ameliamuseum.org.
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I'RIEE FOLH CORYEBT
The Amelia Arts Academy
will present folk musician Anne
Lough in a free concert Feb. 8 at
7 p.m. at St. Peter s Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. In addition
to being an instructor in moun-
tain an'd hammered dulcimer at the prestigious
John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown. N.C..
Lough has taught at the Swannan~oa Gathering,
Western Carolina Dulcimer Week, Augusta
Heritage Dulcimer Week and at numerous other
festivals and workshops throughout the country.
She visited elementary schools throughout the
county this week, sponsored by the academy with
Springer Controls and the Fernandina Beach
Animal Clinic.


WM]D IBS1~~1~ith the vision of a young .

women's group, the good times .
will roll in Fernandina Beach on )
Feb. 13. The GFWC Jr. Woman's
Club will host the Sollecito Mardi
Gras Ball at their club, 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd., from
7-11 p.m. with live music, a silent aliction, and beer
an"d wine included in the $40 ticket price.


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BAND BENEFIT
'The Fernandina Beach Middle
School band program will perform a
fundraising concert Feb. 26 to help
support the symphonic band's spring
competition trip. Under the direction
of Johnnie Robinson, the band is the
official representative of FBMS at all
competition venues. The program has
two musicians that were selected as
part of this year's All-State Honor
Band, as well as seven musicians
.selected as part of the All-District
Honor Band. This spring the sym-
phonic band will take part in Festival
Disney, a competition featuring mid-
dle and high school bands from all
over the country.
The Feb. 26 concert whll be held at
First Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St., at 7 p.m.
It will include the Beg~inner.Band,
Concert Band and Symphonic Band.
Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at
the door. Call Kristi Henderson at
S321-0727 or e-mail fbmsband@
yahoo~com. Corporate sponsors are
welcome with a'donation of $50 or.
more. Sponsors will be recognized in
the concert program as well as
receive tickets to the event.
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.FRIDAY. February 5, 2010 LEISURE News-Leader


includes dinner for two, four
drink tickets and special
recognition; Silver at $500
includes dinner for four, eight
drink tickets and special
recognition; and Gold at $900
which includes dinner for
eight, 16 drink tickets and
special recognition. Phone
261-5713.

The Nassau Humane
Society Annual Flea and
Tick Garage Sale will be held
Feb. 19 and 2Q from 7:30
a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the
Femandina Beach Airport
hangar. Bring your tax- .
deductible donations of art, -
antiques, fumiture, house-
wares, jewelry, sporting
goods, tools, toys and other
items (no clothes or comput-
ers) to the NHS Dog Park,
located across from the air-
port. For information call
Periny at 277-1152.

SThe Amella Island Last
S.Leg Rally will be held Feb.
19-21 In Yulee and
Fernandina Beach and .
includes a Guided Poker Run,
entertainment, -food and
drinks, car show, bike show,
raffles and much more.
Proceeds benefit Anchors
Aweigh Charters Inc., a
Femandiha Beach 501(c)(3)
'organization that sponsors
fishing and boating opportuni-
ties for permanently handi-
capped or disabled citizens
and veterans.
..For more information visit
lastlegrally.com, call Wanda at
S277-2086 or editail wicked-
wii@aol.com.

The Amella Island
Montessori school is proud ~
-to present its 4th Annual
Chill Cook-Off Feb. 20 from
noon-4 p.m. on Third Street
between Ceritre and Ash
streets~. Enjoy a day of food,
Family, friends and fun as
more than a dozen different
chill recipes are cooked by .
Iocal businesses and non- .
profits. There will be a Kids'
Zone and local vendors. Cost
is $10/adults and $5/children.
For more information or to .
sponsor or enter a team by
the Feb. 15 deadline, contact
lAllison Dillingham, 415-6122,
`or the AIMS business office,
r261-6610.

The Amella Arts
Academy brings back its
founder, Dr. Tim McKee, for
the rare opportunity to.hear
.him in concert on the "King I
of Instruments" on Feb. 21'
Sat ST. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.
The opening act will be
Morgan Waas, recipient of the
Henry Vollenweider Pipe '
Organ Scholarship. The con-
cert is at 5 p.m., with the
reception (food and wine)
Immediately following.11ickets
are $40 and available at the '
Arts Academy, 277-1225, or
Golf Club of Amelia, 277- ~
8015. For more information
call 277-1225. .

The Amella Island Artists
Workshop is sponsoring
SArmand Cabrera, an award-
winning oil painter represent-
ed by fine art galleries across
the United States, at a work-
shop the week of Feb. 22. ~
The public may attend his
first oil painting demonstra-
tion of the week, free of .
charge, from 9-11:30 a.m.
SFeb. 22 outdoors at the fort at
Fort Clinch State Park,
A tax-deductible $5 dona-
tion is asked, but not required,
to support Fort Clinch State
Park's Friends of Fort Clinch
and the restoration of the fort


along with the sea turtle work.
Call Amelia SanJon Gallery at
491-8040 for information.

The U.S. Green Building
Council North Florida
Chapter introduces the new
Nassau County Committee on
Feb. 23 at Pablo's Mexican
Restaurant, 12 N. Second
St., Fernandina Beach. Enjoy
food, drink, introductions and
guest speaker Ellen Leroy-
Reed, president of the North
Florida Chapter, who will
speak on the state of green
Building in north Florida.
Social hour begins at 6
p.m. and the speaker at 7
p.m. Cost is $18 per person,
Register online at www.usg-
.bcnf.org by Feb. 19. For infor
mation contact Shelly Rawls
at m.b.rawlsidcomcast.net or
Ashley Powell at ashley.pow-
ell @rsandh.com.

Join the Residence Inn
Amelia Island, 2301 Sadler
Road, as it gives away the
most romantic Memorable
Moment of a lifetime on
Feb. 25. One winner will be
chosen from 10 finalists to win
a free wedding reception for
100 people. Dozens of other
sweepstakes prizes will be
given away but you must be
present to win. Enjoy compli- ~
. mentary food and beverages
during the event. To leam
more call 277-2440 or visit
www residenceinnameliais-
Iand.com.

The Barnabas Center 5th
Annual New to You Spring
Fling Preview, including
junch by Good to Go catering,
a silent auction and more, is
March 12 at 11 a.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
~'Beach, with fashions by New .
to You, Patchington, The .
SGauzeway and others,
T Tickets, $30 each with
tables seating eight, are avail-
able at New to You, 930
South 14th St., or by contact-
ing Dawn Juds at 491-0636 or
dawnjuds~aol.com. To pur-
chase raffle tickets at $5 each
or 5 for $20 for the chance to
Swing one of two $500 cash -
prizes, call Bamabas at 261-
7000, ext. 104. A $5 donation
for wine is appreciated.

The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club will host Casino
Night March 20 from 7-11
p.m. at Ten Acres.11ickets .
are $75 per person and
i"'ndlude beer, iWiirie, hdtrf' "n "
Sd'oeuvres and play money.
Proceeds benefit the Rotary
Club of Femandina Beach
Scholarships for Nassau
County high school gradu-
ates. Attire is island casual (no
tie requiredd.
Purchase tickets from a
local Rotarian, Prosperity
Bank on Sadler Road (next to
Starbucks), BB&T Bank on
14th Street and VyStar Credit
Union on 14th Street. For
more information, call Kim
Harding at 321-7002, Sean
McGill at 556-4225 or Trip
Clark 753-1151.

The first "Ridin' For `
RAIN" benefit motorcycle ride
will be held March 21 from 2-
6 p~m. Enjoy ah escorted ride
through Nassau Couhty, with
proceeds going to help the
animals of RAIN and its many
community outreach pro-
grams.
The ride will start at
Nassau Power Sports and
end at Murray's Grille in Ylllee
for barbecue and music from
the Mike Miller Band. The $25
donation per bike (plus $5 per
extra person) includes a shirt
and hat.
For registration, call (904)
879-5861 or e-mail rainhu-
manb@yahoo.com.

THEATRE


.First Presbyterian
Church will host the first
annual Family Film Festival,
with free admission to all
screenings, Feb. 26-28 at
"The Anchor," corner of
Sixth and Centre streets in
downtown Femandina Beach.
The series starts with .
"Saving God" on Feb. 26 at
7 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. is
"Lilies of the Field," stamrng
Sidney Poitier who won an
Oscar for his performance.
Saturday at 7 p.rn. is
"Fireproof" starring Kirk
Cameron, who is stellar as
firefighter Caleb Holt who bat-
ties more than flames. A love
gone cold, a seductive
coworker and compelling vir- -
tual objects of desire make for
a great plot. Sunday at 2 p.m.
see "Faith Like Potatoes," a
compelling drama set in
South Africa and based on a
true story.
For: more information call
261-3837 or visit
www.1stpres-fb.com.

Disney's smash hit, "High
*~ School Musical On Stage'
is at Alhambra Theatre &
Dining Restaurant, 12000
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville,
through IVarch 7; Tickets
start at $42 and include dinner
and the show. Call the box
office at (904) 641-1212 or
visit wwNw.alhambradinnerthe-
atre.com.

SAlTl/GALLERIES

"Life as a Legend:`
Marilyn Monroe" rurns
through April 4 at the
Museum of Contemporary
Art Jacksonville. Tickets are
$8, non-members; and $5,`
seniors, students and military.
"Marilyn ... Forever
Blonde," a one-woman play
that tells the actress' story in
her own words and music,
runs every weekend Feb. 11
through March 7. Tickets are
$29, rriembers; $34, non-
members; $24, students and
military.- .
11ckets for both the art
exhibit and the play can~ be
purchased at MOCA at (904)
366-6911 or www.mocajack-
sonville~org.

Thne Kirkland Graham
will be at Eileen's Art &
Antiques Centre, 702 Centre
St., Feb. 6 from 9:30 a.m.-1
p.m. Graham has been
deliglhting Arnelia Island pet
i owners with hier colo Ei upet '
!ibrtih'Alts for~the pWSf niff'`
years. She will demonstrate
pet portraits and answer
questions about your pet's
portrait. Bring in your photos
at that time, or any time
before Feb. 28, or Graham
can take one.
Graham has specialized in
pet portraits for the last 15
years. They are in acrylic,
painted on canvas.
For information, call Eileen
at 277-2717.
* *
Join James Kemp,'
Adjunct professor of Asian
Humanities at Florida State
College of Jacksonville, for a
talk and viewing of
Vietnamese Buddhist talis-
mans for the dead, Feb. 8 at
7 p.m. at the Plantation
Artists' Guild and Gallery,
94 Village Circle, Amelia
Island.
Kemp recently retumed
from a trip to Singapore,
Malaysia and Vietnam and
has researched and acquired,
over 30 years, a collection of
more 1,000 woodblock printed
talismans from the Far East.
He will describe his recent trip
and explain the use and com-
plicated symbolic nature of
16th century wood block
prints. Call 432-1750 or visit
the gallery Wednesday-
Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
.. ***
The public is invited to the
Island Art Association
General Meeting Feb. 9 at 7
p.m. Hugh Holbom will
demonstrate Gyo taku fish
painting, an art form originat-
ed by Japanese fishermen in
the mid 1800's as a method of
recording the size: of their
catch. Holbom's work may be
seenc mt wwatfi -n
media.com.
SThe Nassau County
Student Art Show is on view
through Feb. 24, with a
reception Feb. 13. That date
Is aloteAageu Art


Iak frm58p he
gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St. Call 261-7020.
Visit www.islandart.org.

An openlMg reception for
"100 for $100," an exhibit by
local artists of works 16 by 20
and larger, is Feb. 12 from 5-
8 p.m. at Elleen's Art &
Antiques on Centre Street,
Femandina Beach.
Also featured will be "50
for $50," paintings smaller
than 16 by 20.
The works are by area
-artists with a passion for paint-
ing and creating art.


ment, arts and crafts and
amusements along the St.
Marys, Ga., waterfront A cos-
tume ball for adults starts at 7
p.m. at J's Restaurant &
British Pub. '
11ickets for the ball are
available at the St. Marys
Welcome Center and Once
Upon a Bookseller in down-
town St. Marys. Call (812)
882-7350 or (912) 552-0072.

SThe American Le~gion
Auxiliary Unit 54 will host a
Valentine's Day
Dinner/Dance at the post,
626 S. Third St., Femandina
Beach, from 5-11 p.m. Feb.
14. Dinner choice of prime rib
or chicken cordon bleu will be
served from 5-7 p.m. Dancing
with Guitar Red follows.
Tickets are available through
Feb. 10 for a $15 donation.
No tickets at the door,
Proceeds will benefit the aux-
iliary's veteran, children and.
youth programs. lior tickets
call Marge at 415-1893 or
Bonnie at (904) 699-2663.

Leam about the Nassau
Humane Society's new ai-
mal care complex initiative
at a concert Feb. 19 at 6:30
p.m. at Sheffi'eld's at the
Palace, featuring blues gul- ~
tarist Albert Castiglia of
Miami.
Tickets are $20 and avail-
Sable at the Nassau Humane
Society Dog Park on Airport
Road in Femandina Beach,
Redbones Dog Bakery in the
Pelican Palms plaza on South
Eighth Street, the law office of
Joshua K. Martin, -308 1/2
Centre St., or at www.nas-
sauhumanesociety.com/event
s.htmI.
For more on Castiglia visit
Swww.albertcastiglia.corri.

The Songspinners present
"Sing'ing for Supljers," a
benefit concert for Meals; on
Wheels for Pets at St.
PFeter's Episcopal Church
Parish Hall Feb. 19.
Yappy Hour is from 6-6:30
p.rn. (donation), with the con-
cert at 6:30 p.m., followed by
a chili supper. Reservations
are required.
11ckets are $20 and avail-
able at St. Peter's, the Counci
on Aging and the N~assau .
Humane Society Dog Park, or
call Marla at 335-0335, e-mail
MOW4PetsNassau @yahoo.c
om or visit MOW4PetsNas
sau.com,

The Fernandina Beachi
High School Foundation
Board of Directors will host
its annual Foundation Feast
Feb. 19 at Amella Island
Plantation. An oyster roast
and reception is from 6-7
p.m., with dinner served at 7
p.m. Cash bar and dancihg,
resort casual attire..
Sponsorship levels ihclude
friend of FBHS for $75 (indi- '
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Register through the college
at www.fccj.org/campuses
/north.

SThe Woman's Club of
Fernandina Beach will hold
its annual Game/Card Party
Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. at the
Clubhouse, 201 Jean LaFitte
Blvd. All games are welcome.
Snacks, desserts, coffee and
tea will- be served. The cost is
$5 per person. Call 277-8244
to reserve a table for four ~
players,
Th'e Camden/Kings Bay
Council, Navy League of the
United States dinner meeting
is Feb. 11 beginning at 6
p.m. at the Kings Bay
Confelrence Center on board
Submarine Base Kings Bay in
St. Marys, Ga. Speaker will be
Captain Aaron Bowman,
Commanding Officer, Naval
Station Mayport. '
Meetings are open to both ~
members and the general
public but reservations are
required. Dinner is $20. Call
(912) 729-7327 or e-rnail
navyleaguedihner@ yahoo.co
m by Feb. 8.

The Newcomers Club of
Amella Island will host its
Monthly coffee on Feb. 11
a t 10:30 a.m. AII women who
Sreside in Nassau County (no
matter ho'w long you have.
lived here) are welcome to ~
attend. For information, con-
tact Terri~ Borakove at tbo- '
Srakove ~aol.com or 321-
1587; or visit http://newcomer
e clubofameliaislanct.com!.

.RAIN Humane Society
and Stein Mart will team up .
agair7 t~o help needy animals
in Nassau County. Bring a
-bag of dry dog or cat food to
the Femandina Beach store
odn Sadler Road Feb. 11 or 12
and receive a coupon for 20
percent off your entire pur-
chase. All food collected will
be distributed though RAIN's
"Food Chain" program.

The St. Marys Downtown
Merchants Association e
presents the 16th Annual
Mardi Gras Festival and
SParade Feb. 13.
The 10 a.in. parade will
launch a full day of entertain-


SPECI AL EVENTS
Amelia Community
Theatre will host a
Community Open House for
the grand opening of the new
Amelia Community Theatre
on Feb. 20 at 207 Cedar St.
from noon-2 p.m.
Tours of the new theater
will be offered and light
refreshments will be served,
Theater volunteers will be
available to answer questions
on upcoming productions and
becoming an ACT volunteer.
This event is open to the pub-
lic.~ For on-site parking please
enter at Cedar and Third
streets and exit at Beech
Street.' Call 261-6749 for more
information.

Cats Angels will host a
Parking Lot Sale Feb. 6 from
I 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 709 S. Eighth
SSt. There will~be many fine
treasures and thousands of
books on hand. For more
information call Cats Angels at
321-2267
- Proceeds support its
spay/neuter, outreach and
Adoption programs.
*
The Young Professionals
SCouncil of Nassau County
(YPC). will meet at Sliders
Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
i Fletcher Ave:, Femandina
Beach, Feb. 9 at 6:45 p.m.
IIfor Trivia Night. Trivia starts
at 7 p.m. If you are between
the ages of 21 and -40, come
out and have some fun with
YPC. The goals of YPC '
i include networking, profes-
sional development, commu-
nity service and advocacy. ~
iTContact Hillary Sherrill at


Instructor Christine Platel ~
-11 will offer "Spring .
:I~Rejuvenation Relax
Restore: Renew:1Integrative
Paths to Well-Being" Feb. 9-
I -March 14 from 10 a.m.-noon
Sat St. Peter's Episcopal
'Church in conjunction with
SFlorida State College at
Jacksonville.
Each class will present-
different techniqile or. philoso-
phy to help you reduce stress,
find win-win solutions and .
Enhance your life and your
Relationships. Cost is $50.


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famous for his nationally cel-
ebrated radio show A Prairie
Home Companion, will be in
Jacksonville for An Evening
. with Garrison ~Keillor on Feb.
10 at 7:30 p.m. at the: Times
Union Center's Jacoby Hall.
Call the Artist Series Box

IlatrialOffice at 1-888-860-BWAY.
ateral -Amella Community
~Theatre, 209 Cedar St., presi
o~te* * ents "The Odd Couple,"
onte n a directed by Sinda Nichols and
featuring Doug Nemeth and
Bill Raser*with Jim Hestand,

al News Providers Thm Maw:,n Joe P rker,
Antworth and Kate Harris.
~Felix is obsessively neat,
and Oscar is a slob. Their odd
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*e ** dy all about surviyall Show
times are 8 p.m. Feb. 11-13,
18-20 and 24-27, with a 2
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4 21. Tickets are $17 adults
and $10 students. ~
CC e e e Box office hours are
** Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and
- *e e e two hours before curtain. Call
--* *261-6749 or visit www.amelia
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101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in I-elp 404 M~oney To Loan 607 Antiques-CollectiblE5 620 Coal-W~ood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Ren 814 West Nassau County 8359 Homres-Furnilshed
102 Lost & Found 206 Cnila Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawun Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsland/St. MaryF 860 Homes-Ulnfurn~sned
103 In Memornam 207 Business OpportunitY 501 Equlrlment 609 Appliances 622 Plant/Seeds;Fertil~zer 803 lobile Home Lots 816 Camden County 861 Vacation Rentals
104 Penionals 300 EDUCATION 502 Llvestock & 5upplres 610 Ai~r Conditioners/keaters 623 Swyao/Trade 804 Amella Island Homes 817 Other Areaj 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instructlon 503 Pets/Sulpplies 611 Home Furnishings 6241 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 Office
1j6 Happy Card 302 Dier!'Exercise 504 Seru~es 612 Musclal Instruments 625 Free teams 806 Wadterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 Commercial, Retadl
107 Special O~ccsion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Te-lavision-Radio-SterED 700 RECREATION 807 Corndominimus 852 Mloblle Homes B65 Warehouse
108 G~ft 5nops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jeweiry/Watches 'OI Boats 8 Trailers 808 Off Island/vulee 853 Moble Home Lots 901 TRANSPORTATION
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Art~cles for Sale 1 uligMteil 0 otSuplsDcae80 os84Ro Autokmobile:.
20 HlpWate 40FINANCIAL 3 selnou 1 trg/rhoes73SrtEupmn ls 810 Farms &Acreage 855 A~partments-Furnished 903 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 NotaeBuh/oa64Bicycles 617 Mrachinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreation Vohlcles 811 Comme~rcal/Retall 856 Apartments-Unfurn. 904 Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Rejtaurant 402 Stockts & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctrans 705 Compuer. & Supplles 812 Property Exchange 857 Condos-Furnished 905 Commercial

THE NEWS-LEADER SERVICE DIRECTORY Is LOCATED BELOW


102 Lost & Found
FOUND OLDER FEMALE BULLDOG
MIX near McDonalds. Reddish brown
color. Call Tracy at (904)608-7279.
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at9 613 Aiport Rd. neh
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
Licende Rd. In Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

104 Personals
ARE YOU PREGNANT' Considering
okpition:o pdare nna riedsec ue
Expenses paid. Call Maria & Ernie (ask
for Michelie/Adam). (800)790-5260. FL
Bar #01150789. ANF .
DIVORCE With or w/o children $125,
with free name' change documents &
marital settlement agreement. Fast &
easy. Call 24hrs/7days (888)789-0198,
www.CourtDivorceService.com. ANF



PREGNANT? Considering adoption?
A married couple, large extended fami-
ly, seeks to adopt. Financially secure.
Expenses paid. Call (800)590-1108 ref
#3757. Agency #100003635. ANP '
ARE YOU SINGLE
CARE TO MINGLEt
Jobn the Just Friends Club (for



105 Public Notice

All Real Estate Advertised
Herein Is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which milkes it
.illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, (imitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,.
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
raketiona duis intreference;
The~ News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
ofo te eadw. allpersons ardewhere y
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
conectio snc th sale n ~al in
sn~~'ii-a ep slg,t clfh
Housing and Ur an Development
thH hearing 10aie 6 7 00 92for
9275-










si ant M nager
Night Audit
Housekeeping
Maintenance
Must have a great personality,
custom r service skills,

Backgound check required.

hotelrest uatp s~aboo.com

No Phone Calls, please


201 Help Wanted

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Barnabas Center, a non-proflt
socila service agency on Amelia
Island, Is looking fo n xelecd
dpirreesoslpoIsit on.6 u lieds cni
ates will have a bachelors degree
and admlnIstrative/management
sevc ra zaalon or a o rn It
job description go to: www.barn
abascenterinc.org barabsceteincra>.Resumes&
aovr letedus,bannda rrenears caan b
coM or malled to: Barnabas Search,
PO Box 1040, FernandinasBeach, FL
32035-1040. Application deadlinee:
February 10, 2010.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
Nassau County has an opening for an i
Animal Control Officer with Animal
Control at $12.89 hourly plus benefits.'
Requires high school diploma Or GED
and one year of experience In the area
of Animal Control and/or Public Health,
Must possess vand driver's licelise,



at 96161 Nassau 'Place, Yulee, FL
32097. Phone (904)491-7332; Fax
(904)321-5926 or online at
www.nassaucountyfl.com.-
EOE/M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace


DRIVERS Immediate needl OTR ten-
ker positions avail now. CDL-A w/ tan-
ker req'd. Outstanding pay & benefits.
Call a recruiter today (877)484-3042.
www.oakleytransport.com. AIF
OalesMCson En dedM imditl si
generate new business. Must be a self-
starter and work well .independently.
Two years cu t mer ser lceno wal I
or Spanish a Plus. Flill Time with
Benefits. Please email resumes to
olysteeltradina, iobs~olysteel. com or
fax to (904)491-8688. EOE M/F/D/V .


OSPREY VILLAGE - is currently
seeking a F/T Housekeeper, P/T
Dishwasher, & P/T CNA._ Apply at:
www.osprey-village.com

AhBr Teop~e A~bte tol Itacr t day
Transp. & lodging furn, No exp. nec. Pd
training. Over 18+. (888)921-1999.
www.greenstreetsolutions.com. ANF
OTR DRIVERS NEEDED Flatbed, reefer &
anker positons.Primelnw. Is a inancially stable,
expanding & grow-ing castrien 9 mos. + OTR
exp. (800) 277-0212. www.primeinc~com. ANF


201 Help Wanted
YARD MAN/DRIVER Flexible hours,
phscal ok cues oenrm srce sudtos&
Calss license required. Fax resume to
E. State Roord appy In person at 4744 5
BONITO GRILL AND SUSHI Is
accepting applications for experienced
fine dining servers., Pick up application
after 2:30,
PART-TIME MA NEEDED for busY
practice In Fernandina. Must have
experience and must work half a daY
on Saturday. Fax resume to (912)
o tosp M1s23 @ya h .com. eal
FRONT DESK CLERK NEEDED Apply
at the Holiday Inn Express, 76071
Sidney Place, Yulee. Experience
preferred.
ELEMENTS SALON 491-0991
Positions now available, Hair Stylist &
Massage Therapist. Must have some
clientele. CALL TODAY!




FULL-TIME OFFICE ASSISTANT
The ideal candidate must be an organ-
ized, flexible, self-starter & have above
.average customer service skills. Posi-
tion requires attention to detail, the
ability to .handle multiple tasks, work
as part of a team & follow procedures.


SNOW HIRING
companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
Earn $$$ Helping MDsi Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTG-HELP, A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
RICK KEFFER DODGE
SATURDAY CASHIER/OPERATOR
8am-4pm. Customer friendly, good on
the phone, and customer adept. Call
(904)277-6969, Lori Brown.
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for
experienced Bartenders & S5ervers.
81Cl an time after 1pm weekdays at
HEAD TELLER for local financial In
stitution. 1-2 yrs exp. req. Supervis-
ory skills & attention to detanl a must.
Temp-q~FeBD~teg~ia,. ,onta2M;S tl

MRTECH LhocalE fcliy tseeks exp'd
benefits. Fax resumes to (904)491-
7701 or email to: loupaladino@aol.com


201 Help Wanted
THE NEW BELLA CAPELLI of Amella
r945348 fo cnienta all ry
Student Exchange Program -seeks
local coordinators. Passionate about
dorcommunity ? e usn epn.
Must be 25+. Visit effoundation.org or
call (877)216-1293. ANF


STOP BY FOR A LIST OF

0 F RE SOURES I

WATSON REALTY CORP,


3321 S. Fletcher Ave.

Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

(90Ad) 261-3986





~in 20 9wao.,,o. une


SERVICE DIRECTORY


BALED STRAW


JOHN'S PINE STRAW
QUAll'lYGCA S'hW -GREATPIE
277-0738
Locally Owned 8r Operated
"A nspanybuiltonebaleuatatmedraggin
Past nor ya ocr owj kS gr.


CLEANING SERVICE




BONDED, INSURED

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753-3067 -

HOMES CONDOS OFFICES


CONCRETE


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Quality Workmmalship
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Spe mite o W oo Rote ai `:
Tile Work Hardwood Floors
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HAMDINANcc DEVICE

LICEIEID a IlSURED
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LAWN MAINTENANCE ]

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Residential, Commercial, AssociatiOns
*Full service Lawn Maintenance
Flower beds, Mulch, C eanups



floridagardenerinc.com
Licensed & Insured

LockshiiTH 1
_~_~_ ~__LC'K~iiT -_~~~I

The Lock Doctor
904-321-10CK (5625)
Locke 01/.
Car, House, Office
24/7Service $30.00.
Keys Made, Auto, Home, Office


vul~ \~r 3rka1e


*Du-nq'd*B.:.oded*fInlured
FREE ESTIMATES 9 9
AVAIlABLE


AMELIA ISLAND
QUALTPINTY PAINCfGIN.,
cullth racrolessionals-
(904) 753-1689
*RESIDENTIAL
.,; :,wREXTEIOR
*SPECIALIZED FINISHES
*PRESSUREWASHING
&WATER PROOFING
LICENSED BONDED INSURED
*PROFESSIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP AT
AFFORDABLE PRICES
*SERVING NASSAU COUNTY SINCE 1997
*CLLOAL YFORTYOUR

Marc Lawing Owner/Operator


NICK ISABELLA, INC
Clrand Stamped Patios,
Driveways, Sidewalks, Slabs
Nowv dong RegUla Concre/O
a7ndSlampe~dCORCrete
261-3565 REAcSE BLE ESTIMATES


1. _~COST RUICTION _. _.



CONSTRUCTION
State Reg. Building Contractor
40iYearsdEx erience
State Licensed RB0055959
GOeRGGcES ROOM t1DDITIONS
NEW HOMES


YRO*Ro0fillyIS Our Specialty"
Nassau County's Largest
Roofing & Siding Contractor
Serving Satisfied
Homebuilders & Homeowners
Since 1993
Re-Roofing New Roofing
Vinyl Siding *Soffit & Fascia
261-2233


LRest entla/memrciled
Member AlFB Chamber
FREE ESTIMATES
904-491-1971* Cell: 904-742 8430
E-mail: justforyouserv~,aol.com


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SPRKSSURE: WASHING

PRESSURE WASHING
RAY O'ROURKE
Houses Trailers Patios
Driveways etc.
Roofs
WoodDec/rs cleansdd eeae
FREE ESTIMATES
26 45


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16,49500 -





__GARAGE DOORS

OPERATOR SYSTEMS
Steven Hair Maintenance, Inc -
"Ther local guy~" since 198
Quit Paying Too Much!
* Operator ordoor replacements Transmitter replacement
roen springs Srippe gor aeroes

904-2 77-2086


PAINTING


Pratt's Painting El
Pressure Wasiting
Homes, Eirivewalys,
Washeed adD Asaled
Sfree EStimates
Licensed & Insured
MIke Pratt: (c) 904-556-4334
(h) 904-261-7241


THI-lS SPACE
AVAIBL.ALE
Advertise In
The Newvs-Leader
Service Directory
call e61-seve and find
out how to put your
advertising dollars
to work for youl


3B
NEWS-LEADER
FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 5. 2010


201 OHelp Wanted


SSW ISHER 111


rI~O NAL, IN C .


Swisher International, Inc., has been synonymous with quality cigars and tobacco products since
1861. From our modest beginnings, the company has grown to be th~e largest privately owned cigar
man fcurer in te world toay.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, we manufacture and market a broad range of highly recognized
brands of cigars and other tobacco products. Domestically, Swisher is the market share leader in both large
and little cigars, and our international division exports to over 90 countries. In addition to our global reputation
for excellence in our products and service, Swisher is also respected as an employer of choice. We offer career
opportunities that provide the challenge, gratification, and rewards our team members deserve!.

We are currently seeking an ambitious, experienced and dedicated:

MANUFACTURING BINLDER TOBACCO (MBT) SUPERVISOR

**This position is located at Swisher Headquarters in Jacksonville "

Job Requirements Include:
: Op yers of gem nt epedenceor a milege'degree
* Effectively manage employees and work flow to optimize productivity
*Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance
** Provide courteous and helpful assistance to all departments/levels of management
: Mo:i'ro. emlyeoduc ionand assign job tasks

Swisher offers competitive compensation, advancement opportunities.and a` benefits package
that includes health, dental, life, retirement, 401(k) and vacation.

Forward your resume to:


ptapley~swisher.com

Plas'"""**ence MBT Supervisor on subject line.


] HOM\;E IIIPROVEM~ENT I NEW & U~SE:D CARS


CLASSIFIED


S201 Help Wanted


SIIONEYS

Hiring all positions
IVanagers, Cooks,
Servers and
Dishwashers

MUSt be friendly,
OUtgoing, hard work-
ing and honest. Must
6e 8VaiOWOlable to wrk

Ibng hourS.

Send resume to:

Orappjly w'
NO Phone Calls Please


_PAINTILNG | ROFN


CHEVROLET BUICK
PONTIAC GMC
464054 SR 200 Yulee

(904) 261-6821














4B FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 5. 2010 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader


601 Garage Sales
MOVING SALE Sat. & Sun. Merging
2 households; extra everythingl Furn.,
7kw generator, tools, screen door,
kitchen cart, curtains, leaf sweeper,
pots/pans, much more. yulde, Harts


tables, chairs, pre-lit Christmas trees,
table top ping pong, couch, giant fake
plant, corkboard, file cabinets.
SAT. 2/6, 8AM-NOON- Furniture,
rugs, home accessories, clothing,
electric water cooler, golf .clubs, &
more. 2552 Amelia Rd.
GARAGE SALE behind Super Wal-
Mart, 9621 Causeway Pl' Sat. 2/6 &
su 2/7, 9am-dark. All lIinds of great
BIG MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE/
WARE HOUSE 08AL ch St. waow~n
shine. Furiliture, glassware, tools, toys.
Questions or want to join Sat., 7am.
2pm, (904)583-6527.


( 0 oil oe

802 Mobile Homes


851 Roommate Wanted


306 Lessons/Classes
GUITAR INSTRUCTOR Professional
musician available for classes. Positive
environment. Reasonable rates. John
Kaminski (904)415-6555.




601 Gara e Sales
GARAGE SALE Sat. 2/6, 8am. 2311
Yard Arm Way. Stereo equip, flower
pots & planters, printer/fax, dehumidi-
fier, some tools, tool cabinet, file
cabinets, small appliances, Christmas
tree & lots more. All priced to sell.
CAT'S ANGELS YARD SALE -Sat.
2/r it9am-blapb itousewares, lai
709 S. 8th St.
ESTATE SALE 2826 S. Fletcher. Frl*
2/Sst& at. 2/6, Sam-4pm. Everything

AMELIA PARK MULTI-FAMILY
GARAGE SALE -Sat. 2/6, 8am-12
huehold rb buy ie s, hoe. 1 1
Geddes Ln.


204 Work Wanted -
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT .
wie over I0 ys ex.,p tR dFirst Aid
position. Exc. ref. (904)352-7874
MASTER ELECTRICIAN 45 yrs exp-
erience. Low prices, work guaranteed.
Small jobs welcomed. 10%/ discount
with ad. Call Tom (904)491-9992.
oAN YeMANri- ainting, ro fig,15 rtd
tied c imney repairs gute all a in
(04) 8-9 0. ai. & I s. C

207 Business
Opportunities
H~OW WOULD another $1000.
$5000/mo. help you pay your bills?
Workmfrom hme, flexible hours,t ge t
www.enjoythefreedom.net. ANF -
PARTNER WANTED to open coffee
shop. Have great location. Must have
start-up capital. jimbo437@yahoo.com


1616 Storage/Warehouses
Pre-Engineered Steel Building Sale
SLow asbd3 89 f. nm'Iw Oe yrousaen

miis oa gl. (8c 26eriection.F Field


624 Wanted To Buy

CAHe fomt FRUGA CACHE fo e
decorator items, small furniture,
jewelry, clothing. Consignment also.
1699 S. 14th St., Fernandina.
Information (904)206-4444*
HOUSE WANTEDI I am looking for.
a simple transaction. I want a nice
house, ON the Island, with owner
financing. I have good credit and a
good job, just prefer not to deal with
.$ 5,00 ohr u der, no rea tor equls
neacsoemissrn 0eu 99nq~uirles only


R OMMATE NEEDED on island. No
smoking. Clean, quiet professional.
$00/mo. Private bath. (904)335-
141. i
ROOMMATE WANTED ~- 3BR,
separate shower & bath. Responsiblee&
mature need only to inquire. $600/mo.
(904)753-1718
PROF. OR STUDENT to share house
in Yulae w/Prof. male. $450/mp~in-
CIde sd ms pruivnp e bat 4) 7al Ou i-

PROFESSIONAL LOOKING FOR
SAME Newer home, spl~t bedroom,
quiet, secure. AII included. House
privileges. $450. (904)491-7992
LOOK FOR PROFESSIONAL to
sar lbeahhue $ 00/mo includes


852 Mobile Homes

3BR/2BA MOBILE HOMES on one
acre lots. Ready to move in. Service
animals only: Starting at $750/mo.
+$700 deposit. (904)753-2155
MOBILE HOME 3BR. South of Sadler
Rd041458 80 ak St. $700/rno. Call

3BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE an large lot
on US Hwy 17. $650/mo. + $650 dep.
Call (904)583-2009.
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT Weekly
& mdnthly rates. (904)225-5577
BLACKitOCK AREA 2BR/18A in
small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lawn service provid-
ed. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-6486


OWMH ra arl sU urtng th6 wk2&66
mo. +.,dep. Furnished w/utilities
starting $200/wk. plus dep. 261-5034
FOR RENT 38R/2BA singlewide on 2
acres. $650/mo. Call (478)363-1066.
2BR/2BA SINGLEWIDE across
from Lowe's. Private location. Includes
Kinetico water filter. $680/mo. +, dep.
Call 583-1431.
2BR/2BA Holy Pint. Tl oors
$10501mo. + $1050 dep. Call (904)
583-3639.


854 Rooms
FOR REfiT Bedroom, separate living



83/wk. Utilities included. (904)540-

ROO rFmOReRENT for sane h, rin
enrnc .r 410/k 4 50 ndelp.all

855 A srt ets

FurniShed

At Beach Winter rates. Remodeled
effic $125/wk. Larger 1BR $195/wk +
Aso oter etol navailutde /cablB304
631 TARPON AVE. Fernandina
corts clbouse mteeps toe bench
$89Ens Nick Deone p Realty, Inc.
(904)277-0006
FURNISHED 2BR APT. $700/mo. +
$300 deposit, includes lights, gas &
basic cable. (904)849-7064


Nae Es finanig a onpt
Partially furnished, many upgrades.
Call today (904)589-9585.
2, 3 & 4 BR Land/home pkg. Low
down payment. Owner assisted
financing. Call today (904)589-9585.

84Amelia Island Hm s

Fr dN HOtUSdEa

Time 11:0- -3P1:0
1795 Arbor Drive
SAmelia Coastal Realty
904-261-2770
FSBO Realtors welcome. MLS #'s
51029 & 51288. $349K & $399(.
(904)261-9845 or(904)335-0615
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION By
Oner illn2ted 2 3furnihds 2- tor
$81150/mo. 1 year lease. 491-5906
ONLY 2 "lST TIME HOME BUYER"
HOMES LEFT: 1019 S. 10th St. -
3BR/1.5BA, $0 dn/pymts as low as
$600/mo. 1st yr. 96001 Zion Ct. -
4BR/2BA, $0 dn/pymts as low as $750/
mo. Ist yr. Call Glenn McCarthy at
(904)206-2267 or visit wvww,1sthome
taxcredit.com to find out if you qualify.

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
(04)r2e Ra t06r for information. C.H.

08Off Island/ Yu le

YOUNG AMERICAN HOMES at
Heron Isles have 2 new homes
std cfos nove in. 80downACRO
(904)994-6100 or(904)641-6754 *

809 Lots
LARGE 1.02 ACRE LOT within
Blackrock' Hammock, a gated comm. of
just 45 homes. Bring your own builder
-no time restrictions. $86,500. (904)
881-6567

817 Other Areas



wwwneworkandndlkescom ANF
N. CAROLINA MTNS E-Z finish log
cabin shell w/acreage: Pre-approved

nbann dur utai lnd fo s~al (8A k
Foreclosed Home Auction 450+
homes. 2/27. Open house 2/13, 2q'
21.' View full listings www.Auction.com.
ANF .
INVERNESS HOME 125K. 6
exceptional different lots, 2 w/trailers
3r @K1.c Is s cor. eacce ., trks
Info (352)637-1242. ANF


602 Articles for Sale
HUGE SALE AVON SSS
24 oz. 1/2 price
Contact Donna (904)234-9511
NASCAR COLLECTORS DIECAST
cars; plates, pictures Earnhardt, Sr. &
Jr., plus many other drivers, all at least
10 yrs old. 753-1033, leave message.


2001 BAOW.NERral80 A APRI$2,0withi
Call (904)583-1707.
2007 ENCLOSED CARGO TRAILER -
6'x10', ramp door, D-rings, bike chock.
Excellent condition. Asking $1700,
(904)430-0031


104 Recreation Veils
`07 RV Park Model Trailer 12'x35'
w/8x12 factory built screened porch on
n2,t5o (386) 5 -2 9m. or (8) .
2446. ANF
Public Auction 450+ travel trailer,
park homes, mobile homes. 2007-2005
models. No, min price. Carencro, LA.
Sat. 2/6'. (225)686-2252 or
www.hendersonauctions~com LA LIC#
136. ANF


CENTER~, INC

The food pantry needs donations of
non-perisal fo tms al year roun .
For more information, call: 904.261.7000


O B DROO HPE INEE0 0S A




9a~B~i .-.*1VID Connections


@Fi~~AP* L grateC Pa1 s

Tennis Couts
Sav~~ ~ rlaef Exercise Room
s~,~sri ~ ..* Close to shopping
S *20 minutes to Jacksonville
Sor eman ina* i

Cit) Apartments with Country Charm! .
(904) 845-2922

Eastwoo faks .?1 ...eRs ....so. id
Aliartments~ Sat./S'un.byAppt.







Features include:
2 bedroom garden units 2 bedroom townbouse style
3 bedroom garden usuts Mlarsh views
Swimming pool Dishwasher Larundry' facilities
Washer/dry;er connections* WVasher/dl7er units available.
.Water, garbage & pest control mecluded is rent
Price starting at $675." p mnth
'Someleirtures nor avallable~in allunits

So.:* 41L D:4COLs ra Ade Alas Less` than 2 miles from the beach and you can walk to the shops
i" restaurants at The Gatewav to Amelia Center! ~


4e tohy (904|) 261-0791
www~~.atedeveloprenent~ost


S03 Miscellaneous -I
GET DISH Free installation, $19.99/
mo.. HBO & Shdwtime free. Over 50 HD
Channels free. Lowest prices. No equip.
to buy. Details (877)479-3572. ANF

610 Air Conditioners
/ H atin *



& freezers. K shs (904)2 5r971g a n

1611 Home Furnishin s


GREAT BUYI Attractive 92" sofa. 802 Mobile H me
Very comfortable. Good conditlan.O eS
$225/OBO. Call (9041491-0638.


...,
3)38/40 TARPON AVE., 338/40 NORTH 14TH STREET 4BR/1.5BA 5. 12TH ST. Affordable cottaglestyle
Tarpon Ave., 5 Plex at Main Beach, block home on island, needs TLC. hones, on island. 2 bedroom, 2 bath
cans be3 iod. separately SS25,000 $129,000 MLS #47266 M1L35950009


8/ NEWsMOtBILE HOMiE On 1 acr .
furn s 4).Moe inready. Call to make

INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE -6
new 2009 Jacobsen Homes available.
Need to make room for 2010 models.
Must sell. (904)589-9585 .


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.6523 Spyglass 2300 st 381V4.5BA located in AlP. Formal
dining room and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and
stainless appliances. Bedrooms have pooliocean view,~ Wrap
around porch plus W/D). Pets allowed. On Island. $$,500!m0

5209 Village Way 1789 sf. 3nBil2B in Ocean Village. Furnished
or unfurnished. Communitypoolwith be~ac~haccess and Summer
Beai-h membership available for small fee. Lawn care. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,950/imo

85369 Sagaponack 4BIU38A located in North Hampton,
Overlooking ponld and 13th green. flie throughout main area.
Large screened porch. 3 car garage. Pets allowed. Off Island,
$1,850/ima




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lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,650/mo

2119 Beachwood 1700 sf 2Blu2BA condo located in AlP
overlooking pool. Short distance to the beach. Furnished with
all utilities. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,600/mo

2607 Portside 2116 st 4BIR/BA home located in Ocean Cay.
Wood floors throughout. Screened in lanal. Patio overlooking
pond. Inw~n care and Wit~7. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,550/mlo

95476 Rainbow Acres 1376 st 211/18A on 2 acres. Totally
renovated. Out building perfect for storage or and work. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,500/mo -

Amella Surf& Racquet #1110 1000 st 1Blv1BA condo with
ocean and pool view. Completely furnished wilth all utilities. No
pets. On Island $1,400/mo

96204 CoralReef 1950 st 3 BIV2.5B located in Hieron Isles.
Fenced backyiard. Master has jetted tub. Covered lanal. Waer
softner. W/D. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,350/mo

95024 Barclay Place 2200 st 3BR/3.5BA town home located in
Harrison Cove. Tile floors in main living area. Master suite down.
Screened lanal. No pets allowed. On Island. $1,3(00/mo

1893 White Sands 24100 st 3Blv2.58A town home located in ~
CapeSou'" Gt:1? "omm hiy with pool, work out facility. Pets


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off everything. Art, lamps,, bakers
racks, console tables, dining table,
serving pieces & home accessories.
Thurs 2/4-Sun 2/7, 10am-5pm. Front
& Centre in front of Brett's I& Ware-
house @ 4th & Ash. (904)277-2660


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Antiques & CollectiblesAuction
Sunday, February 7", 2010
Preview 10 AM~ Auction 11 AM
SYSra k'' I$ntiques' &c I88410#
U.S. HWY. 1Hilliard, FL.
Furniture. Pottery & jugs. Glassware.
China. Collection of Dolls. Paintings &
Prints incl. Paul Goble Books. Jeweir 7-
Coca-Cola Advertising. Coins & Currency.
PUBLICC WELCOME
fa view on-Line www.auctionzip.com
ID #4730. Credit Cards accepted 13%
Buyers Prernium Discounted to 10 % for Cash or Chey
Sale by: Barbitra Speal Bus. Lic. #366
For information call:(904) 845-2870
g3 Auctioneer: Don Elliott Lic. #1487.


-tD n oes Anl 6 main. 3 oriu4 u
2' -can garage;: Was;u4475,000. Now8
$284,900 + incentives. (561)922-742+@
DeFalco RE www.defalco.com. ANF

00 dofIsting I the a oi n s. Oo s
for -traction of value. (s77)s26-3615
x;2454, foreclosedgolfhome.com. ANF


S1925 S. 14" St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL ..,
Sales (904)277-9700 ):~
Property Managemient 4.
(904) 277-0907 Mary s. Tinman
www.ameliasurtside~com nealto''
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Surfside Properties, Inlc. Ranitor'
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SDelure Itvo Bredroom Condos On The Island!
Located in the heart of idyllic Femnandina Beach and just a short
stroll~to the post office, YMCA, shopping and the beach is the
condominium community of Amelia G;reen. These spacious
1700 square foot, two bedrooms, two and a half bath homes are
now available for long term leasing. Featuring 10' ceilings, a
fireplace, granite counter ops, stainless steel applianceS,
attached garage and either travertine or carpet Booring. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,100/mo


96696 Commodore 1900 st 3481vi2BA located in Heron
Isles. Screened porch with fenced backyard. 2 air garage. Pcts
allowed. On island. $1,250/mo

631 Tarpon Ave JBKlv.S8A townhouse located in Fernandina
Shores. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,2Q00mo

823 N. Fletcher 196,0 st 281'1/18& furnihed upstairs condo,
Ocean viewr writh sunroom. Water included. Pets allowed. On
island. $1.160/mno

1010A Natures Walkr- 1526 st 38R/2.5BA town home. Walking
distance to Middle and High schools. Located ofiCitrona. Lan n
care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,100/mo



$1,1(00/mo

1733 Pheasant -1 118 st 3lu28Ahomlewith 2car garage and
partial fenced back yard. P'ets allowed. O~n Island. $1,000/mo

117 N. 20th 144l st 3mulI.5BA. T~ile throughout. Ulpgrded
kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. P'ets
allowed. On island. $1.000/mo

Amella Lakes #1422 1143 sf. 2 BR/2 BA second floor condo
in gated communityy. Vaulted ceiling in family room with
fireplace. Off island. $950/mo

86030 Palm Tree 1700 st 3BlV28A home on two acres.
Screened porch on front and sun room in back. Pets allowed,
Off Island. $925/mo

2488A First 1088 st 28R/2B town home. Shlor walk to the
beach. B3eautifidly landscaped. P'ets allowed. On Island.
$895/mo

5437 Leonard 1332 st 2Blv2BA home in American Bleach.
Large outdoor area for cookouts and family gatherings. Pets
allowedl. Olff slandl. $85/mo

823 N. Fletcher 1960 st 2BltilBA duplex just steps from the
beach on North end of Island. Downstairs unit. Water included.
Pets allowed. On island. $810/mo

2721 Forest Ridge 1080 sf 2BRilBA condo on ground Boor.
BD include 19 Tennis courts & swimming pool. Pets allowed.


BY EVILLE. UNRO1 Aon 2.TRAcres.
Horses welcome, stocked pond.
$149,900 MLS#51369













FRIDAY, FEBRUARY. 5. 2010 CLASSIFIEDS News-Leader 58


856 Apartments
Unfurnished

2BR/1BA unfurnished beachside
u sta rs d plex unit tor rentetat S32hN
ba h. Ne kithoen lorig e viing

was er/ r erh 825centrawith 6 m nt
lease + $700 deposit---$b300 off 2nd
months rent---All utilities included
except telephone. Service animals only
& no smoking. Call 277-3317 or emall:
rlemmond@comcast.net.
2BR/1BA 2 blks from beach. Fresh
paint. New carpet. Kitchen & bathroom
u3 6-56- zlros2W/-1Do43003~~91 0m.
2BR APT. $600l/mo. + utilities. 326
S. 9th St. Call Chris at (904)261-4801.
3BR/2BA APT. at the Palms. Service
animals only. $1000/mo. Call AMELIA
RENTALS (904)261-9129.
Beautiful Ocean View Studio Apt. .
Pvt beach access. Lg kit., full bath,
hdwd flrs in living area. $795/mo. All
utlls incl. $795 dep. (904)261-7658
Affordable Living for eligible low-
income persons/familles. 1 & 2
bedrooms. Rent based on income,
Apply at' Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona
Dr., Fernandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
HnIapus Acspsil u t -available.


NORTH HAMPTON 4BR/4BA with
bonus room on water/golf course.
3000sq. ft. $2800/mo. Negotiable.
Available 4/1. (904)430-76763B

$00hOFF 1ST2MO. RENT -alewpplRs

blte dceil inghstinMns from 3x, AI ,
Kings Bay & beaches. $1100/mo*
(904)334-0806


863 Office

EXECUTIVE OFFICE SPACE to rent
or lease. Prestigious Gateway to Amella
location. (904)556-6234


FSO-Cla sic 1d Eorad '91 Cadi
@}25.9020 Ep 8190kO. 2& 0'9 Do
Daewo $1900. All running. 261-5034

S902 Trucks


LONG TERM
*Amelia LakeslIBR/IBA condo. Lake
view with bamboo and tile floors
$775/mo. until .
*730 5 14th. 3BR/IBA home
w/fenced backyard, $800/mo + util.
* 19 S. 14th St., 2/1, $800/mo. + util.,
security deposit $1,000.
*3423 S Fletcher 2BR/IBA Furnished
upstairs apt., cable and internet incl.
$1100 mo. + util
.3BR/2BA Horne on Amelia Island
with beautiful view of Egans Creek.
$1,750/mo. + Util. Includes yard
maintenance
*619 S. 14th St. 3BR/IBA $875/mo. +
util. Security deposit of $1,000.
*280 I Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
G eat Deck-Oceanview $950/mo. +

*3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
garage. Like -new with a partial
ocean view $1.150/mo + util.
*2820 BFirst Ave, 2BR/1.5 BA
.85o p+ until. Avail. 1/ /O1aag
Apartments $100/mo + util. Avail
1/1/10.
. 0/ Sn o7th il3BR/ IBA w/garage.

VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/IBA Oceanview. 487 S.
Fletcher. Call for more information


*2000 sf +/- in busy Five Points Plaza at
AIA and Sadler Rd. Great retail
frontage with helw foot traffic and
vehicle exposure.$83,800/mo incl. rent,
CAM, and taxes
*850785 US 17Yuiee 150x300 lot with
a 1458' sq. ft. building & large paved
parking lot $2,5001mo. +tax until .


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

OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE
402 Centre St. 1000-90005F
1 North 4th St (Swan Bldg)
155-170SF
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg)
120-190SF
Atlantic Ave @ 14th St 500-21005F
117 S. 9th St 12005F
Galphin R/E Svc- (904)277-6597
BUSINESS SUITES in Professional
Office Park located between Harris
Teeter and AIP along A1A. Several
offices to choose from. GREAT
PRICESI Call Chaplin Williams Rentals

OO -c~e61ac Includes utilities &
Janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
jasmine Office Center. Call Mack
(904)583-0058.
LOOKI Office space is ready for
cha nai do nownudit ejt wnclhudy
of foot traffic & visitors. Don't miss our
Special New Year Savings Bonus!
Poe (904) 261-8249 or (904)753-


RENT rORmREdT nTnOOWN 38RtB,
2-car garage. In Otter Run, 5 mins to
Fernandina Beach, 30 mins to 3ax,
(904)237-4079
3BR/1BA ISLAND HOME Available
now. Fenced yard, screened porch,
W/D, close to schools. $875/mo. +
deposit. 491-0796 or 430-0214
3-48R/2BA single family residence
on island. Nice neighborhood. $1000/
mo. + utilities & security deposit. Call
(904)502-0195.
3BR/2BA on the north end*
Inground pool, 2 car garage. Service
animals only. $1200/mo. Call (904)
556-6281

Bithen A bahoo Man uprds
(305)556-6281 or (305)219-1433


2BR/1BA Living room, dining,
57 Condos-Furn se Ikitchen. CH&A, W/D connection, large
yard. (904)583-,2303


From 120-4000

Square Feet
SL.Ocation -

Central and

Cli~se to all

1890BaS4sthSt
*.9 S. 14hS

AII Reasonable

Offers Considered.

Incentives Available






(904) 583-2756

(904) 277-3375


. 2BR/2BA- on Amelia Island 3BR/1BA in Fernandina Beach, 552
C PlAnai. EdA 0mo R o Lmb 2mo012. Sni nt sD enoff Baley Rd., 1 t an la t


*1200 s.f at Five Points Plaza, il6 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 offce space $1350/mo + tax
+utilities.
pr 1800 s.f. 1839 5. 8th 5
jdacent to -kiddlesHous $2,250/mo

*DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retailloffice
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer, garbage. First months rent
FREE with one yeai signed lease.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $1,685.mo
include's all other fees/costs except
utility es. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed

*560 s.f., 15th 5. 4th St., excellent loca-
tion on Centre St. Great space for an
office of small retail store. 5 piae
parking places on location $1500/mo
+ tax and util neE*


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DEERlWALK 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




901 Automobiles

20033 CR ETEve g tniesay
cond. $24,000. 2006 LINCOLN NAV-
IGATOR 40K mi.,.silver w/gray int.,
good cond. $22,000. (904)491-9967


LUXURY CONDO 2BR/2BA, garage,
large rear screened porch, pool, gated
cormnmIty, garunc lUe er. I VIIla a
January. $1150/mo + utlI. 277-3206
1ST CLASS AMELIA LAKES -1BP,
1st floor, lakefront, W/D. $775. Avail
Feb 1. Call (904)261-507'5. :
2BR/2BA AMELIA LAKES Beautiful
Location directly on lake. fireplace,
high, ceilings. Perfect condition. Pool &
fitness center. $950. (904)556-9581
NEW YEAR, NEW PI.ACEI
.2010 SPECIAL S- NOWSLEASING
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 3essica
(904)415-6969. Starting at $799/mo!
www.amelialakes.com .



859 Homes-Furnished

BEAUTIFUL HOUSE in Lofton Pointe.
Fully furnished 3BR/2BA + bonus room .
& garage. $1300/mo. Call Anna *(904)
403-1982. ,
.3BR/2.SBA Screened porch. Fully
furnished. Available 3/1. Will take less
than 1 year lease. $1350/mo. Includes
all uti iies except electric. Call (757)


3BR/2BA Formal lIvlng & dining
room, great room, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. Great location In
Ba hwa (9n)27651-8o 0Darlington
NORTH HAMPTON 4/3, 2200 sq. t.,
$1500/mo. BEACHWAY 4/2, 2000
sq. ft., $1295/mo. CALLAHAN 3/2.5,
10 so ft $ 95/mom YULE 3a la
(904)556-6861.
3BR/1BA HOME' Best value on
Island. 1500 sq. ft., fenced yard,
so aeie. (89254)mo C astal Wave

3BR/2BA SINGLE FAMILY HOME -
.Large fenced in yard, granite kitchen,
near schools, pets okay. Availability
negotiable. $1050/mo. (904)261-9534


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860 HomesUnfurnished

SUMMER BEACH BLVD. -. 3BR/2BA
Unfurnished home. $1700/mo. Call
AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.

cNORTH 1)AMPTON600/3/2..5 AR H'
vore 195sf '400m 1 01 1

25-5 10r90 )571R7e (9
3BR/2.5BA 2 car garage, Corian
kitchen, balcony with peek qf beach.
$1250/mo. 2593 FirstAve. (904)491-
3440


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Rent starting at $595-$710
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Over 24 Years As Amella Island's #1 Properly Management Company 1880 S. 14th St., Suite 103 Amelia Island, FL 32034


~Us vUVasuwinu~~ArvArantrelyre con'
* 2840 A S uth Fletcher- 2BR/1BA Ocean fmt downstairs duplex.

n 52 arc~ Pae m ity( 4A~uon Cmv)- cBA Dons ai
shutters, granite countertops, stainless appliances, ceiling fans, and water
softener. Ceramic tile in living areas with carpeted bedrooms. Screened
back porch. Community tennis courts, short walk to the beach. $1395
* 2328 Sadler Road #4A (Amelia Landings)- 2BR/2BA Fully furnished
condo close to beaches. Screened balcony. Community pool and tennis courts.
$950
* 95046 Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home located in
a gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal waterway. Rent includes,
garbageand lawn service, $2,475 ,
* 728 Tarpon Avenue 3BR/2.5BA Duplex with an ocean view. Short walks
to beach access. New paint and ceramic tile floors. Master BR downstairs.
Fsaced in backyard. $1095
31135 Pradise Commons #621 (Amelia Lakes) 2BR/ 2BA Upstains unit
in gated communityWood burning fireplace la living room, walk-in closets,
screened balcony overlooking pond. $925
* 2700 Misell 401B 3BR/2BA in Amelia Woods. Fully furnished unit over-
looking community pool and tennis court. 3 month lease ininimum. $1095
* 2811 Atlantic (ve Unit 201 (Ornandina Cqy)- 3BR/3BA Beautiful, fully
furnished with great ocean views. Private elevator entrance into tiled foyer.
Nice upgrades throughout including cmwn molding, Corian countertops,
recessed lighting, double oven in large kitchen and plenty of storage., Walk
alcrss the street to beach and Main Beach Park. $1895
* 1320 Martin Luthor King r. Street 2BR/2BA near corner of 14th Street.
Garage converted into an once and separate Storage mom. Open patio and
screened porch. Fbnced in private backyard. Can be furnishecd or unfur-
nished. $950
* 3200 Fletchoi Ave Unit D-1 (Ocean Dunes) 2BR/2BA Nicely furnished
ground floor unit. Ocean front patio with beautiful oceanl views, stpps froms
te3 bach. Located actuss fromn the Surf Restaurant. Commlunity pool.
* 4743 St. Mare Court (The Colony)- 2BR/28A Townhornc~onl South end
of Amelia Island. Fireplace inl living roomt, large 2 Car garage with W/D
h okaps.bCommunity pool and tennis courts. Located off AIA near shop-


SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND -
* 95069 Reserve Court 4BR/2BjA Beautiful home with covered patio and well
maintained lawn. Home has separate diising and fireplace in living mom. $1595
"214"igh ".gcr hun e- 3BW2 A v Twosto h mo on cIddusc onlya

in living rom. $1195 '
* 1811 Village Courf (Oca Village)- 2BR/2BA with bonus living room.
Gated community with 24 hour security, tennis courts, and two community
pools. Ceramic tile and wood floors throughofit with carpeted bedrooms
Spacious open kitchen with Bosch dishwasher. Includes W/D, lawn mainte-
nance, pool service, quarterly pest ontrol and trash pick-up. $2,200
*1268 QuattloBold Lane 4BR/3BA Riverfront home with private dock and boat
ift. Two master suites, cedar closet in master, separate tub and tile shower in
bathrooms. Fireplace in geat mom, ahogan y hardwood floo througout with
ceramic tile in bathrooms. Large windows allow for dsiaural light and spectacular
views ofthe river. Privateoutdoorin-ground pool. $4395 -
* 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.t.
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 mom
andmalarhaxu Two cargarage Water and lawnmnaintenanceincluded. $1595
* 1542 Lisan Avenue 2BR/2BA Fully fiirished home on the North end of
Amella Island. Stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan, coiling fans, tile
floors. T'wo car garge. $1450
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND
* 856 18 Bostick Wood Dri ve (North Hampton) 4BR/3BA Beautiful home
With many upgrades. Formal dining room, eat-in kitclhe, and firepiece in fam-
ily room. Community pool, clubhouse, and playground. $1850
* 75069 Edwards Road, Yuleo 4BR/2BA Only 5 minutes famn 1-95, this
rhver front home has a private dock and fully fenced yard. Public boat launch
nearby. Ceramic tile throughout with.carpeted large masterbedroom. One
car garage plus carport for 2 vehicles. $1385
CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
* 066 Chad Street 3BR/2BA Townhamle close to schools, shopping. Bright
open floor plan with loft area. Vaulted great mom, separate dining. $975
* 04 Vi1age Lane 3BhR/2B ACenF Ily lcated twnllmuse on cu daersac,


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WATERS COURT NORTH HAMPTON AMELIA PARK CONDO
Make an offer on this nicely Stacked stone 5/4 home w/3 Beautiful upstairs end unit has
landscaped 2-story~ pond- car garage offers 3.038 sfofgolfl tile loors. granite tops. ss appill
view home on a cul-de-sac. resort living. Screened heat ances, replace. 1653 sfgarage.
MBR Is down other BRs up. ed saltwater pool & spa. bonus washer & dryer. Move in
42 mpl cbiet. room. Condition.
#51214 $169,900 #50904 5390.000 1 #49790 5269.000

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$1TI,000 -Timhber Creek PLantatlon MLS150131
2,307 sq.ft. Brick/Stucco, SS Appiences,
Brad Goble 261-6166








$145,000 Cartesian Pointa MLSB50160
1,028 sq.ft. This Is not a short sale.
Brad Goble 261-6166


* 3280 S. Fletcher
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122,000 Package $321,000 #45603* Brad Goble 261-6166
122,000 Packa08 $321,000 #46502* Brad Goble 261-6166
ommerclal Lot $159,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
,r. 3.2 acres $599,000 #49568 Nip,Galphin 277-6507
cher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000 Brad Gallie 261-6166
95x400, R-3, MLS#49357, $450,000 Nip Galphin 277-6507





OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA. 2005 VW TOUAREG SUV 4.2L V-8,
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre, only 52,000 miles. Loaded. Very clean-
Realtor, for special rates. Kielley Blue Book $22,835. Asking
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LITERARY LEANINGS


Thie Peck Community Ensemble performs Fe .: 8 at the
Peck Cenrter in Fernandina Beach.



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Nassau County's "Big .
Read" is a program of the .
National Endowment for the
Arts designed to encourage
more Americanis to read great
books. The
Nassau Coun y
Public Library
has selected
The Maltese
Falcon by
Dashiell
Hammett.
Big Read
events continue through
March 25. Many are free, but
a select group is ticketed. For
information, visit the Friends
of the Library section of
ww~w.nassaureadsS~com or call
27 L7365:1C~ ticke~'t~:S ti eser-"
vations for individual events
are available' by calling' 277-
7365, e-mailing libraryinfo@
nassaucountyfl.com, or visit-
ing www.nassaureads.com,
unless otherwise noted.

ExhibitionS
Photographs of Nassau
County in the 1920s and '30s.
What did Nassau County look
like~during the period of 2The
Maltese Falcan? See for your-
self on Feb. 6 and 13 from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Callahan
Depot, 45383 Dixie Ave.
Discuss the Falcon
Join a discussion of
Dashiell Hammett's The
Maltese Falcon at the Center
for Lifelong Learning of
Nassau County, 10-11:30 a.m.
Feb. 9. at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 801 Atlantic Ave.; or
join the BIAST discussion
Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Branch
Library, 25 N. Fourth St.
.Peck Ensemble -
This highly regarded com-
munityt singini~giroup will per-
form~blues and spirituals and
discuss tgleir popularization
during the 1930s and '40s,
Monday, Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.,
Peck Center auditorium, 516
S. 10th St., Fernandina Beach,

Library screening
See the award-winning


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the river will be offering Feb. 26-28.
"Amelia Island and Coastal
Georgia are bridged by a common
love of movies and we feel that co-
promoting our events is a win-win
scenario for everyone," McAdoo
said.
The 7 p.m. Feb. 19 screening in
St. Marys at the Ward L. Hernandez
Economic Building, 400 Osboi-ne
St., is free to the public and will be
preceded by an open reception at
the St. Marys.Visitors Centet, 406
Osborne St.
A limited number of seats are
available for the screemang. Those
who wish to attend the screening
'and the reception should call (912)
882-4000 for reservations.


For the News-1.eader

"An extraordinary film about an
Extraordinary man ..." That's what
Izrry King said about "Man From
Plains," the film that Coastal
Georgia Film Society will be screen-
mng as an event appetizer for the
Amelia Island Film Festivral, which
takes place the week after the St.
Marys screening
Biografilm wimler of the Venice
Film Festival and an official selec-
tion of the Toronto Film Festival,
"Man from Plains" has been hailed
as an "illuminating, candid and inti-
mate portrait" of our nation's 39th
president wKho hails from Plains, Ga. ,
Event organizer Barbara Ryan


Csaid i i ftting
that the first
event of the
newly named
Coastal
Georgia Film
Society honors
someone who
has made all its
residents
proud to call
Georgia home.
"'Man from Plains' was given the
highest rating four stars that is
awarded by such esteemed newspa-
pers as the San Francisco .
Chronicle," Ryani said. "Through the
generosity of our big brother organi-
zation, the Amelia Island Film


Festival, we are able to make' this
showing free to the public." The film
will be shown again the following
week during the Amelia Island Film
'Festival.
Tony McAdoo, president of


Amelia Island Film Festival, hopes
to create enough interest that
Camden County residents will come
by car or take! the Cumberland
Sound Ferry to injoy the many films
that the festival on the south side of


Seashells by the Seashore. The public is
invited. Call 261-8991.

Lib aboard
SThe Nassau County Library Advisory
Board will meet Feb. 16 froni 3-5 p.m. at
the Florida State College at Jacksonville,
Betty P. Cook ;Nassau Center Yulee
branch library, 76346 William Burgess
Blvd., Yulse. The public is invited. For
information call 277-7365.

Childreri writers
The Society of Children's Book
Writers & IIlustrators (SCBW1) will meet
Feb. 20 from 1-3.p.m. in Rooni A at the
Southeast Regional Library, 10599
Deerwood- Park Blvd., 'Jacksonville,
(904) 996-0325. Highlights of the Miami
Regional Conference held in January
will be presented/by several members.
The group Ls free and open to the public..
SFor information, contadt Janet Walter at
jgwalter~comcast.net.
Writers and poets
SThe next meeting of the Nassau
..County Writers and Poets Society \
will be at 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 27 at the
Fernandina Beach Municipal Airporf.
Please note that the meeting has been I
changed from its regular third Saturday
slot to accommodate the blassau
Human Society's Flea & Tick sale.
:All writers and poets in the county are
invited; bring two double-spaced pages
of youi original prose or two to three of
your poems.
Be prepared to read and discuss your
work. For information contact Cara at
www.wordsmythel 776@Qgmail.com.

Annual meeting
The' annual meeting of the
general membership of the Amelia
Island Book Festival is scheduled for
March 10 at 5 p.m. at the Fernandina '
Beach Police Department Community
Room. The Book Festival Board of
Directors will meet an hour before the
public meeting to elect officers.
SThe 2010 Amelia Island Book
Festival is Feb. 12-13. The festival is a
non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that
promotes literacy among children and
adults by showing that reading is fun .
and worthwhile and inspiring the appre-
ciation of books.
For information about the festival,
visit www.ameliaislandbookfestival.com.


on Feb. 6, the children's author read-
ing at 11 a.m. will be Carlia Cato, A .
Gaggle of Geese. Also signing his
books will be Bill Reynolds, author' of the
Jetty Man series se~t in Mayport, and
Beckcy Duke, author of Marriage Matters,
from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
On Feb. 7, Jane Wood will present
~and sign her newest children's book,
Ghosts on the Coast, from 11 a.m.-2
,p.m.
Books Plus has all the Amelia Island
Book Festival books at a 10 percerit~dis-
count prior to the festival.
Tickets are still available.for the Pat
Conroy and Melissa Qonroy event as
well as The Savory Soulthem Breakfast
with Janis Owens and Cassandra King.
Call 261-0303.

M QteryeieS
Cara Curtin will autograph her latest
book, Fernaridina's ..
.bk Pu i7FinestEaster; at L- 4 lu i~
Centre St., g-t ,
Femandina Beach,
from '10 a.m. to
noon today. Come
chat with the author
and leam rnore
about the four books
in the Wilson .
Mystery Series. Go
to www.caracurtin.
com for more information about this
exciting series set in Femandina Beach.
Curtin also will autograph her book at
the Amelia Island Book Festival at St
Peter's Episcopal Church from 9 a~m. to
4 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13.
BOOk club )
The Book Loft Book Club is reading
~The Maltese Falcon by author Dashiell
Hammett. This book has been chosen
as the."Big Read" by the Nassau County
Public Libraries and many events are
scheduled to celebrate this work of
Americah literature. .
The club discussion will be held Feb.
8 at 5 p.m. at the store, 214 Centre' St.
Call 261-8991.

BOOk signling
The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., will
host a book signing by author Marianne
Berkes on Feb. 11 from 2:30-4 p.m.
Berkes is the author of books for chil-
dren such as Over in the Ocean and


1941'T~he 191altese Falcon"'
film on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the
Florida State College at
Jacksonville Betty E! Cook
Nassau Center, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee.
FBHS Jazz Ensemble
This talented jazz group
~will perform jazz popular in
the time period of Thze Maltese
Falcon on Monday, Feb. 22,
6:30 p.m., at the Peck Recre- -
ation Center Auditorium, 516
South 10th St.
the id the F31COn
O'Kane's Irish Pub is offer-
ing two dining events com-
p~letwith a screening of "The
Malt~efe Falcoff ."' '
"Dine with the Falcoil," at
6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, is
$20 for FOL inembers and
$25 for non-members. "Lunch
with the Falcon," dit 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 27, is $15 for
FOL members and $20 for
. non-members,
RdO drma
"Man with Bogart's Face,"
a tivo-act radio comedy-drama
by Andrew J. Fenady, satirizes
Humphrey Bogart's hard-
boiled detective movies,
launched by the avr~ard-win-
ning 1941 film, "The Maltese
Falcon."
Four performances -
March 4-5 at 8 p.m. and
M~jarch 6-7 at 2 p.m. at
Amelia Community Theatre,
209 Cedar St.
Visit the box office or call
261-6749 from 11 a.m. to 1
p.in. Tuesday, Thursday, or
Saturday. Tickets are $10
adults and $5 for children.
A~rt of the Falcon
A poster exhibition will
show work by Sunshine
Christian Academy and West
Nassau High School students .
related to The Maltese
falcon. Friends of the Library
Callahan will bestow best-in-
show awards during the exhi-
bition.
Tuesday, March 16, 6 p.m.,
callahan Branch Library,
450086 SR200.


Book fest awards scholarship
Yullee High School senior Bj ago, the
Cayla Robb~in's is the winner 2 scholar-
of the Amelia Island Bookr~~~~d ship is
Festival Writers Scholarship available
in memory of Christa Powell to Nassau
Walley.~ County
"Cayla's hard work and high
dedication to excellence has gy school
ni~ade her an outstanding stu-' seniors
dent and an exceptional recip- .obn and
ient of this award," said Robsunder-
Shannon Brown, scholarship graduate college students
chairperson. with good academic standings
The annual scholarship is and who have ties to Nassau
dedicated to encouraging County.
writers in pursuit of a literary For more information
career. It is awarded at the about the festival, visit
annual Amelia Island Booke www.Ameliaislandbookfestival
Festival luncheon on Fieb. 13 .com or contact Festival
at the Atlantic Avenue Executive Director Dickie
Recreation Center. Anderson at info~ameliais-
Established nine years landbookfestival.com.


Valentine's dance
"Recipe for Love," a
_Valentine's dance and show
featuring the Les DeMerle
Band with Bonnie Eisele,
will be held Feb. 13st
Sheffield's at the Palace on
Centre Street.
Enjoy a romantic
evening of love songs and
dance the night away as
Eisele sings "'My Funny
Valentine," "When I Fall in -
Lovfe" and "La Vie En Flose"
and De Merle swings Hary
Connick Jr. classics like
"Re~cipe for Love" and
more.
AII guests will receive a
complimentary glass of
Chandon Rose sparkling


wine and a Valentine's gift
bag. Tickets itre $25 and
limited to 76, open seating
and cash bar. They are
Available at The Palace
Saloon on Centre Street,
Sheffield's at the Palace
next door or at The UPS
Store next to Publix.
Call 491-3332. A portion
of the proceeds benefit the
Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Scholarship program.
MUSic and art
Toni Brown and Ed
Munson appear at Indigo
Alley on Centre Street for a
Music, Art and Photo
Exhibit with special friends
on Feb. 13 from 2-11 p.m.
Admission is free.


My bounty ifS as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to tigee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before wue grow ~old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
W.B. Yeats
Young love is a flame; very pretty, o./ten '
very hot and fierce, but still only light and
flickering. The love of the older and
disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning,
unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher
A Valentine's Day essay cannot be com-
plete without Shakespeare's passage in
Hamlet:
To-morrow is Saint V/alenztine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And l a maid at your window,
To be your Yralentine.
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,
And dupp'd the chzamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.
Robert Weintraub writes on wine monthly
in the News-Leader.
rweintraub~bellsouth. net.


sparkling wines,
this has classic
Champagne
aroma and flavor ,
(55 percent
chardonnay, 45
percent pinot
noir); alot of long-
lasting, lively bub-
bles; complex cit-
rus and berry ,
flavors; brisk and .
fun. It comes in a
pink box'giving it -
a feminine touch.
Ill add a red rose
from Harris ___ __ _ -_
Teeter next door,
put on Billy Joel's "Bottle of Red, Bottle of
White" and pull out my collection of roman-
tic poetry: ,
I love you without knowing how, or when,
or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without com-
plexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my
hand,
so close that your eyes close as Ifall asleep.
Pablo Neruda, "Love Sonnet XVII"


SONG Continued fom 1s
shaped by roots music and rock, and delivered
With extraordinary instrumental range: from the
: luminous love song "Humming My Way Back
Home,"'performed on the oddball three-stringed
instrument known as a Strumstick; to the story
song "Sycamore Tree," spoken and sung over a
joyous percussion groove; to blazing bluegrks
guitar on his John Lennon Songwriting Contest
winner "Fly."
At tuins wryly funny and piercingly
personal, Rodgers uses his writer's eye for
det ail to tell~emotionally movingtales of modern
At the Amelia Island Book Festival, Rodgers
will conduct a session on songwriting at a writers'
Workshop on Friday afternoon, Feb. 12, will per-
form a special solo concert that.evening at 8 p.m.
at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, and will partici-
pate in a jam session with other authors/musi- '
cians at Saturday afternoon's conclusion of the
festival. *
Aq~yone who shares his passion and curiosity
j about words and music is sure to enjoy hearing
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. .
For more information about festival events
Sand activities, visit '
www.AmelialslandBookFestival.com. And for
more about the songwriter/author, visit
www.J effreyPepperRodgers~com. *


WINE Continued from 1B
Today I know more about wine -. proba-
bly so much that: the romance suffers. So
before you read on, beware: for Valentine's
Day it's better to go with your gut, order
something that has meaning for the two of
you, something special, or a wine you *
shared in some past romantic setting.
Don't allow the challenge of selecting the
"right" wine to take the romance out of the
evening.
Having issued that warning as the warn-
ing on a pack of cigarettes I'll continue
with a suggestion: the wine of love is
Champagne. What could be more romantic
than a glass of ros6 sparkling wine next to a
red rose.
Champagne is truly like no other grape
beverage; it has unequalled charm. Start the
evening with a glass, or order a bottle to
enhance the dinner; sparkling ivine goes
with any food, sea or shore.
As Lord Byron wrote:
Champagne with foaming whirls,
as white as Cleopatra's melted pearls. "
Or plan a romantic evening at home. The
Sicilian Contessa and I will be enjoying a bot-
tle of a delicious brut ros6 from South Afr-ica
- Graham Beck (Amelia Liquors for $17). As
I wrote in my December column on


St. Marys, Amelia partner for film screening


Book festival
SA Writers' Workshop in partnership
with the Amelia Island Book Festival and
SFlorida State ,
College, Betty P.
Cook Nassau .
Center, will feature .
author Sonny I 4' r
SBrewer and Pulitzer

Bragg, along with *
:: C assandra KingPiz r c p e R k
SJanis Owens, Jeff
Shaara and other ..
special guests, in ari Brewer
alf-day workshop *
front 8 a.m-to 5 p.m. Feb. 1. The cost .
is $90 and includes a luncheon.
In addition, a free~readers' day with a
i variety of sessions will be presented ,
Feb. 13 at the St. Peter's campus in '
downtownn Femandina Beach.
A luncheon with keynote speaker and
featured author Jeff Shaara is sold out.
SA breakfast with novelists Janis
Owens ah~d Cassandra King is Feb. 13
at 8 a.m. at the Femandina Woman's '
Club. The Micah's Place Auxiliary cook- .
Book, A Savory Place, Culinary
_rFavorites of Amelia Island, will be avail-
able for sale to help support the many
programs the shelter offers. Breakfast
- tickets are $30 and available at The
~tPurple Dove, Books Plus and the Golf
SClub of Amelia
Highlighting the weekend is~a
Special event at 7 p.m. Satujrdayl, Feb.
S13, featuring best-selling author Pat
- Conroy and his daughter Melistia for a .
__father-daughter presentation and book
signing at the historic First Baptist
Church in Femandina Beach. Tickets
_ are $50. .
Tickets for all paid events can --
be purchased at Books Plus on Centre
- St. For more information about the
SAmelia Island Book Festival, go to
_f-www.Ameliaislandbookfestival.com or
c60tact festival Executive Director Dickie
Anderson at info~ameliaislandbookfes-
:-tival.com.

iiBook signing
Annette Myers, author of The Big
Sand Dune and The Shrinking Sands of
an African American Beach, will be sign
copies of her books from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Today at Books Plus, 107 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach.


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