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City relents

News-Leader've got a
Tve got a
City commissioners on Tuesday W,
approved deleting a section of the city's
sign ordinance that would have
restricted the number of flags that can
be flown in Fernandina Beach.
But according to City Attorney that no more than thr
Tammi Bach, deleting the section may displayed at any on
mean that now all flags will have to variance. Previously,
be permitted before being displayed. allowed only two flags
The section, titled "Specific The sign ordinance
Provisions Regarding Flags," stated tially approved in Febr

let the fla

burr under my saddle with this issue.
,e are the Isle ofEight Flags.'

ee flags could be
e site without a
the section had
s to be displayed.
e, which was ini-
ruary, also allows

for non-conforming signs erected
before Oct. 1, 2006 to stay standing
until the business is sold.
. The fact that Fernandina Beach is
known as the Isle of Eight Flags -
seemed to be a sticking point with

commissioners and residents alike
with regards to the restriction on flags.
'They felt it was impinging on the
right to fly eight flags. That's what
they were concerned about," Bach
said after the meeting.
Now the only section in the ordi-
nance that addresses flags falls under
"Prohibited Signs," which may mean
that all flags will have to be permit-
ted, Bach said.
"I haven't decided what the impli-
cations (of the rewritten ordinance)
will be," Bach said. "It doesn't mean

you can fly as many flags as you want
There may still be a permitting
Resident Michelle Kling told com-
missioners it would be a violation of
residents' rights to restrict the number
of flags they can display.
"People display expressions (with
flags) all the time," Kling said. "On'
holidays we show our expressions ...
we're a city of eight flags ... are you
going to take away all that and limit all
FLAGS Continued on 3A

A Northeast Florida program for
parents of at-risk youth has found a
home in Fernandina Beach.
Empowered Parents, the brainchild
of former Marine Glenn Ellison, has
opened a Nassau County chapter at
Memorial United Methodist Church,
601 Centre St.
"Our goal is to make Memorial
United Methodist the place for hurt-
ing parents to go," Ellison said.
"Unless you've lived this nightmare,
you don't understand what's going on
out there. Parents' hearts are being
broken by the ones they love the most
When they come to us at Memorial
United Methodist, they'll get two
things. Number one: hope. And num-
ber two: laughter. They're hurting so
much they've forgotten how to laugh.
We put joy back into their lives."
The program focuses on teaching
parents how to counteract children's
bad behavior in a productive way,
Ellison said.
"We started the program nine
years ago when my best friend's son
made some very bad decisions," he
said. "... The dad was trying to get
help, and he found out that until the
child has broken a law that can be
enforced, there's nothing the State
Attorney's Office, the Public Defender,
' even the Department of Juvenile
Justice, can do."
The child finally ran afoul of the law
and was sent to a boys' home. That,
Ellison said, became a watershed
"In my'attempt to get this kid back
on the right path, I became friends
with the founder of the boys' home,"
he said. "One day he made a state-
ment that literally changed my life.
He said, 'I've got a great program for
kids. What I need is a program for
Ellison did some research and
found a California program called the
Parenting Project. He and his wife
became certified to teach the program
and started their own program in
Jacksonville. They operate Camp
Consequence for Northeast Florida
youths and their parents.
"The first thing we do is turn reac-
tive parents into proactive parents.
Most of us are responding to the neg-
ative behavior of our children," he
said. "An empowered parent becomes

Glenn Ellison, founder of Empowered Parents, speaks at a press conference Tuesday outside the'
Nassau County Jail. Ellison's program teaches parents how to steer their children away from high-risk

a proactive parent simply because
they have a parenting plan, and they
work the plan. ... If Johnny does A,
Johnnyknows'B is coming every sin-
gle time. I tell parents, 'If you fail with
this program, you will fail with your
"We teach parents what to do, we
give them a parenting plan and then
we support them," he added. "We do
it on a weekly basis. We set up a par-
enting support program just like
(Alcoholics Anonymous). Everyone
knows that if a drug addict or an alco-
holic stops going to support meet-
ings, he'll most likely revert right back
to his addiction. It's the same with
parents. If they stop going to the sup-
port program, they'll probably revert
right back to ineffective parenting -
and I'm talking about screaming and
yelling at the children. It's never

worked and it never will."
One of the most difficult things for
many parents, Ellison said, is admit-
ting that their current parenting strat-
egy isn't working. But he stressed
that the admission is vital if parents
want to repair their families.
"We don't have a kid problem in
Nassau County. We have a mom and
dad problem. They just don't know
how to communicate with today's
kids," he said. "Most of these fami-
lies have two or three other kids'in
that environment, and they're learning

those negative behaviors from the
strong-willed kid. So it affects the
whole family."
The effects can radiate out into the
community as well, he added par-
.ticularly if a child turns to crime. Once
that happens, Ellison said, it's not just
the family that suffers, but the com-
munity and the taxpayers.
"It's costing a fortune to fix these
kids," he said. "If we can head off
these problems, keep these kids out
PARENTS Continued on 3A

Why do

you think


it density?

You'll need a scorecard to figure
out how many residences can be built
along the Amelia River waterfront
To help develop a downtown devel-
opment incentive prQgram, city corp-
missioners filled out "density bonus
scorecards" that were presented at
their meeting Tuesday. The scorecards
were given to commissioners at a
recent workshop where they were
asked to set priorities for "community
benefit" categories that would be used
by developers east of Front Street when
presenting site plans to the city.
Some commissioners expressed
concern about the complexity of the
residential density incentive program.
"Can you assure me it will be kept
simpleO" Commissioner EricC hilders
asked City Planner Kelly Gibson, who
helped develop the program. "Why are
we providing this to the (state
Department of Community Affairs)
when it is so laborious?"
Gibson said the incentive program
"needed to be clearer and more direct"
about what community benefits would
allow developers to request greater
residential density along the water-
Commissioner Tim Poynter
expressed doubt that commissioners
had prioritized the categories proper-
ly. "Does this give you what you'need?"
he asked Gibson. "I can't believe you
would have scored it this way."
Commissioners identified
"Sustainable Development Practices"
as the most important category. Its
almost 20 subcategories included per-
vious parking (which allows water to
soak into the earth rather than run
off), ways to collect stormwater, solar
water heaters, water efficient land-
scaping, native plants and others.
The second most import category
was "Community Amenities," which
DENSITY Continued on 3A

Our health?

Just middling
RYAN SMITH quality of health. It also focused on
News Leader health.behaviors such as the percent-
age of the population that used tobac-
Nassau County is in the middle of co, average diet and alcohol use, as
the pack when it comes to the health of well as social and economic factors
Florida's counties, according to a such as average income, employment
recent study by the Robert Wood rate and access to health care.
Johnson Foundation and the University "The county health ranking is real-
of Wisconsin Population Health ly a snapshot. It's a tool for policy mak-
Institute. ers, elected officials, public health advo-
In their 2010 County Health cates, to mobilize the community
Rankings study, which rated the health around public health issues," said Dr.
of counties in all 50 states, Nassau Dawn Emerick, executive director of
ranked 33rd out of the 67 Florida coun- the Health Planning Council of
ties above Duval, which ranked 44th, Northeast Florida.
but well behind St. Johns, which "It's really not just about morbidity
ranked second. or mortality. It's about what are some
The healthiest county in Florida, of the social factors that contribute to
according to the report, is Collier, and morbidity and mortality.... If there are
the unhealthiest is Union. numbers that sort of pop up off the
The study took into account broad page a little, that gives policy makers

indicators such as mortality life
expectancy and morbidity, or average

HEALTH Continued on 3A


A new traffic light at the intersection of AlA and Gene Lasserre Boulevard, the entrance to the Yulee
Tradeplex, began operating last week. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the light will be held Wednesday
at 3 p.m.

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FRIDAY. March 5.2010 NEWS News-Leader


Junior and senior high school students partici-
pated in the Nassau County Science Fair at
Fernandina Beach Junior High School.
March 3, 1960

The county commission pondered a 4-cent gas
tax in light of federal plans to eliminate revenue
sharing funds and a shortage of money to fix
county roads.
March 6, 1985

City commissioners approved a motion to fund
a $1.8 million Centre Street streetscaping project
March 8, 2000

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Quilters needed
Nassau Goes Pink is look-
ing for people to make 9 1/2-
inch quilt blocks in memory
of a loved one who has
endured cancer. The'complet-
ed blocks will be used to
make a quilt that will be auc-
tioned April 3 at a festival at
Cotton Eyed Joe's. For infor-
mation contact Carol at (904)

Donations needed
The Barnabas New to You
resale store needs your dona-
tions as it prepares for the
Spring Fling Sale March 20
from 10 am.-6 p.m. Needed
are old newspapers and paper
bags with handles. Please
bring them by 930 South 14th
St New to You also needs fur-
do niture donations. Furniture
pick-ups can be scheduled at
321-2334. Proceeds from all
* items sold at New to You sup-
port Barnabas Center, opera-
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Robert James Albert
Robert James Albert
passed away at his home on
February 21, 2010, in
Henderson, Nevada.
He is survived by his wife,
Maudine, four
FAMk children,

(ATT: Volunteer Services),
1601 S.W. Archer Road,
Gainesville, FL 32608.
Please share her life story
Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors

Ted Leroy Combs




the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home with


Marriage licenses and
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longer available at the Nassau
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at 45397 Mickler St. in
Callahan. That information
was provided incorrectly in
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The News-Leader strives for
accuracy. We will promptly cor-
rect allfactual errors.
Please notify the editor of
errors at mparnell@nfnews or call (904)

Anthony, Ted Leroy Combs, 67, of
Robert, Jr., Callahan passed away March
Rene6 and 3, 2010, following a brief ill-
Carrie; two ness. He was born November
grands; two 23, 1942 in Charleston, South
sisters, Helen Carolina to Roy and Jewell
and Leola; three brothers, Russell Combs. He served his
Charles, Eugene and Spencer; country in the United States
and a host of nieces, nephews, Air force for 20 years, attend-
cousins, and many loving ed college for 6 years and had
friends. been a resident of Nassau
Funeral services will be County for 56 years.
held Saturday, March 06, 2010, Mr. Combs was a teacher
at Prince Chapel A. M. E. and coach for 31 years, was a
Church, 95185 Hendricks member of First Baptist
Road, Nassauville, FL, the Rev. Church of Callahan, a mem-
Pauline Tucker, Pastor, at ber of West Nassau Republican
11:00 AM. Party, Callahan Lions Club,
A special viewing will be Chamber of Commerce, West
held today, Friday, March 05, Nassau Historical Society,
2010, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 Callahan City Council from
PM at the Mary L. Breaker 2003-2010, West Nassau
Chapel of Huff & Battise Booster Club, Take Stock in
Funeral Home, and on Children, Jacksonville
Saturday at the church from University, AM Vets, and the
9:30 AM until the hour of serv- Nassau Couity School
ices. System.
Interment to follow in He is survived by his wife:
O'Neil Cemetery. Dianne Combs; Son: Michael
Huff& Battise FuneralHome Combs (Misty); Brother-in-
law: John Lavoie (Denise);
Nancy Niece: Sarah Lavoie; and
Whitney Bishop Several Aunts, Uncles and
y Oi p other relatives.
Nancy Whitney Bishop, Pallbearers: David Ray,
.age 90, currently of Robert Hollis Ray, Johnny Ray,
Fernandina Beach, Florida, Stephen Ray, Glenn Karst,
formerly of Lakeland, Florida, Cory Prescott. Honorary
passed: away Wednesday, Pallbearers: Jimmy Schram
March 3, 2010 at Quality Sunday School Class; Jim
Health, surrounded in love by Ingold, Roland' Henderson,
her immediate family. Ron Booker, Ray Geiger,
She was born ,in George Faircloth and Alien
Zamboanga, Philippine Kirk.
Islands, on January 10, 1920, The family will receive
daughter of the late Frederic friends today, Friday, March 5
and Eva Whitney. Having been at First Baptist Church of
a resident of Lakeland, Fla., Callahan from 6 until 8 PM.
for over sixty years, Mrs. The family request in lieu of
Bishop had retired from the flowers, Memorial Contribu-
Y.M.C.A. of Lakeland where tions be made to First Baptist
she worked as an administra- Church of Callahan Building
tive assistant. Fund or Hospice of N.E.
Locally, while in Lakeland Florida. ,
she was an active member of Funeral services will be
the Sorosis Club, Women's Saturday, March 6 at the
Club and American Red Cross Church at 2 PM with the Rev.
of Lakeland. Among her activ- Lynn Hyatt officiating. Burial
cities she was a passionate read- will follow in Jones Cemetery,
er, loved to play cards and was Callahan.
a crossword puzzle enthusiast Condolences may be
She was preceded in death by expressed by signing the guest
arnitby 'fer soiF;-Daniel F. Nassau FdneralHonme
Her survivors include her uiseFflGaucher
two daughters, Eva Lou Biggs LOUie Fay Gaucher
(ohn) of Fernandina Beach, Mrs. Louise Fay Gaucher,
Fla., and Mary Anne Kutyla of age 66, of Fernandina Beach,
Simsbury, CT, one son, FL passed away on Tuesday
Thomas Y. Bishop of Holiday, morning, March 2, 2010 at
Fla., two sisters, Catherine Baptist Medical Center -
Whitney Rice of Carthage, Ill., Jacksonville.
and Dorothea Whitney Reid of Born in
Athens, Ga., grandchildren, Plymouth,
John W. Biggs, Jr. (Dinah) of MA, she had
Marietta, Ga., Daniel J. Biggs resided in
of Denver, CO, A. Whitney Cocoa Beach,
Shea (Shannon) of Bluffton, FL before
S.C., N. Lynn Storey (Rick) of moving to
Southbury, CT, Hope Fecitt Fernandina
(Chris) of Cape Coral, Fla., and Beach in 1987.
David Bishop of Fayetteville, Mrs. Gaucher had earned
N.C., Step-grandchildren, an Associate of Arts Degree
John Kutyla (Shawna) of New in Business Administration
Ipswich, NH, and Alissa Kutyla. and an Associate of Science
of Manchester, CT. Dearest to Degree in Hotel Management
her heart were her great- and Culinary Arts from Florida
grandchildren, John W. Biggs, State College in Jacksonville.
III and Zoe Biggs of Marietta, She had worked in the
Ga., Ella Storey of Southbury, Culinary Department for the
CT, Emma and Oliver Shea of Amelia Island Plantation for
Bluffton, S.C., Ryan Kutyla of the past fourteen years.
New Ipswich, NH, Landyn A U.S. -Naval retiree, she
Spak of Manchester, CT, and had served as a reservist and
Nicholas and Faith Fecitt of active duty for over twenty
Cape Coral, Fla. four years before retiring as
She also leaves two nieces, Petty Officer First Class in
Catherine Rice Rouyer 2003. Mrs. Gaucher was a
(Alwyn) of Seattle, WA, and member of the America
BarbaraJ. Reid of Athens, Ga. Legion Post No. 54,
A celebration of her life will Fernandina Beach, FL
be held on Saturday at 11A.M. She leaves behind, her hus-
at St Peter's Episcopal Church band of 42 years, Mitchell
in Fernandina with the Rev. Gaucher, Fernandina Beach,
George D. Young, III, rector, two sons, Brian Gaucher, Palm
officiating. Bay, FL, Mitchell Gaucher, III,
A reception for family and Hammond, LA, a daughter,
friends will be held immedi- Lisa Nickerson, Easton, MA,
ately following the services at three sisters; Mary Abbott,
the home of her daughter Eva Manomet, MA, Cindy
Lou Biggs. Nickerson, Brockton, MA, Rita
Mrs. Bishop will be laid to Nickerson, Taunton, MA and
rest beside her husband at All three grandchildren.
Saints Episcopal Church in The family received friends
Lakeland, Florida. from 5:00-7:00 pm on
In lieu of flowers memorial Wednesday at the funeral
may be made to your local VA home.
medical facility or the Malcolm Funeral services were at
Randall V.A. Medical Center 10:00 am on Thursday, from


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During tfie time of sorrn-c
w'e (ear-n Ginv much our frie nft mean to us,
your kinditess andUsynmpatlhyi wiT
afvays be rememberedlby the family of
Don Wvayne 3-iggin6othfam

.Helen, Del'vin and gCendfa figginbothlam


Deacon Art Treadwell, offici-
Graveside committal serv-
ices followed at 1:30 pm at
Jacksonville National
Cemetery, with full military
honors provided by the U.S.
Navy Ceremonial Honors
In lieu of flowers, memori-
al .contributions may be made
to Cat Angels Inc., 709 South
8th Street, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32034.
Please share her life story
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Inez.Pearce Long
Mrs. Inez Pearce Long, age
87, of Fernandina Beach,
passed away on Sunday after-
noon, February 28,2010 at her
home on Amelia Island.
Born in Laurens, SC and
raised in Greenville, SC, she
was graduate of Parker High
School, Class of 1940.
After marrying James
Anthony Long, his career with
gR.J. Reynolds
EE required that
they reside in
various south-
eastern cities
to include,
Columbia, SC,
Atlanta and
Augusta, GA. In 1999, they set-
tled on Amelia Island at the
Amelia Island Plantation.
Her family recalls her love
of and proficiency at the game
of Bridge.
Mrs. Long is preceded in
death by her husband, James
Anthony Long.
She leaves behind, their
daughter, Dabney Anne Byrd
(Larry), Fernandina Beach,
FL, a sister, Virginia Putnam,
Greenville, SC, a brother,
Harold Frederick "Joe" Pearce,
and two grandchildren, Abigail
Brooks Lorick, New York City,
NY and William Barlass
Lorick, Jr., Richmond, VA.
Funeral services were at
1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 2,
2010 from the graveside in
Bosque Bello Cemetery with
the Reverend George Young,
Mrs. Long was laid to rest
beside her husband.
Please share her life story

Alm a "Jme.i n of
Blackshear, Ga. went home to
be with the Lord on March 1,
2010. After suffering many
years from the pain of
Fibromyalgia, she is now pain
free in the arms of our loving
She resided in Jacksonville
until 1972 when she and her
husband moved to Callahan.
She was a teacher at Yulee
Middle School where she
touched many lives. She loved
giving to others even when she
chose to do without She was a
loving wife, mother, grand-
mother, sister, daughter and
friend and she will be missed.
After a life altering injury to
her back, she was forced to
retire from teaching. She and
her husband moved to
Blackshear in 1995 where she
continued to minister to those
in need.
She was preceded in death
by her youngest son, Randy
Keith Hale, in 2007.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Lamar Pittman, one son,
Kevin (udy) Hale of
Blackshear, one daughter,
Denise (Johnny) Spivey of
Callahan, mother Vera
McGarrity of Green Cove
Springs, one brother, Vernon
Jones, sister Marcia Kraus of
North Augusta, S.C., as well
as several grandchildren and
Graveside funeral services
were held at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 4, 2010 in
Jones Cemetery, Callahan.
Callahan Funeral Home Inc

Mary Jo Turnberg, 50, of
Yulee died Tuesday evening,
March 2, 2010 at Baptist
Medical Center in Fernandina
Beach. Graveside memorial
services will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 13, at Hughes
Green Pine Fun etul Home

Gun courses
GaryW. Belson Associat-
es, Inc. will hold a concealed
weapon license course at
Gander Mountain in the River
City Marketplace off US 17
south at 2 p.m. March 7; 5
p.m. March 11, 17, 23 and 26;
and 9 a.m. March 13. A basics
with defensive tactics course
will be held starting at 7:45
a.m. March 6 and 20.
For information call
Belson at 491-8358 or 476-
2037 or e-mail gbelson@bell- Visit www.Belson
On March 10, thd North
Florida Multiple Myeloma
Support Group willhold a
joint meeting sponsored by
the Leukemia.and Lymphoma
Society of Jacksonville.
Speaker Dr. Lawrence A
Solberg Jr. of the Mayd Clinic
will discuss multiple myelo-
ma, current and emerging
treatments and stem cell
transplants, side-effects, emo-
tional support and clinical
trial options.
. The meeting will be held
at the Cannaday Building,
room 1106, on the Mayo
Clinic campus beginning at 6
p.m. It is c ed ng or 491-
0007 or 753-0573.
Healing retreat
A Rachel's Vineyard
Retreat will be held March 12-
14, offering any woman, man,
couple or family struggling
with the emotional and spiri-.
tual pain of abortion a confi-
dential, non-judgmental place
to gently explore hidden bur-
dens and receive spiritual
Call (904) 221-3232 or visit for
information, including other
locations and dates.
Breastfeeding classes
Free breastfeeding classes
are offered on the third
Tuesday evening each month
at Baptist Medical Center
The next class will be held
March 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. in
the main conference room.
The class is taught by a certi-
fied lactation consultant
There is no charge.
Husbands and family
members are welcome to
attend too. Call 321-3581 to
sign up.
DAR meets
The Amelia Island
Chapter, National Society
Daughters of the American
Revolution, will meet March
17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Golf
Club of Amelia.
Historian Charlie Philips
will speak about the interest-
ing.historical preservation
projects he is working on in
the southeast All members
and prospective members of
,NSDAR are welcome to
Luncheon is $15, check
payable to AIDAR at the door.
RSVP for the meeting by
March 12 to 491-4691 or aud-



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includes use of historic struc-
tures, publicly accessible
rooftops, streetscape improve-
ments, public gathering
space and dedication of land
for stormwater, parking or
The next category was
"Housing Type Mix," which
allows for a certain percent-
ages of residences from 5-20
percent to be sized from
1,000 to 2,000 square feet.
The fourth most important
category by commissioner
choice was "Green Building
Certification," which has sub-
categories including LEED
certification (Leadership in
Energy and Environmental
Design), Earthcraft certifica-
tion and Green Globes certifi-
cation, among others. These
certifications are awarded to
developers that use "green"
technology and products in
their projects, such as ener-
gy-efficient appliances and
recycled products.
The least important cate-
gory was "Mixed Use," which
allows for a certain percent-
age of residences to have retail
units on the ground floor.
Gibson said the
Community Development
Department probably would
have given priority to Housing
Type Mix, but that commis-
sioners' top choice, Sustain-
able Development Prac-

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of the juvenile justice system,
we can save the state tons of
People within the justice
system seem to agree both
State Attorney Angela Corey
and Nassau County Public
Defender Matt Shirk have
endorsed the program.
Ellison said running the
program can be fantastically
difficult but the rewards

PALATKA Locating and
accessing water resource
information at the St Johns
River Water Management
MON Ifs'tas.^t aaneZ b-
*,siteflowidaswater.cont fr
The district has reorgan-
ized information into more
user-friendly categories,
redesigned pages to improve
navigation and added more
video arid graphic elements.
Another major change is
the website's address flori-, which has been
featured in the district's annu-
al water conservation cam-
paign since 2002. The sjr- address and related
bookmarked pages will con-
tinue to function.
The website continues to
provide access to permitting
information, including a
search tool for applications and
permits, and pages where peo-
ple may sign up to be notified
about applications and per-
The site also offers online
tools to obtain data on rainfall
amounts, well levels and river
levels. Visitors can also review
the agency's annual budget,

tices, would have been in
the top three.
"Community amenities are
so important," said. Mayor
Susan Steger. I did rank it No.
1. All those (subcategories)
we have had trouble dealing
City Manager Michael
Czymbor said resident Lynn
Williams had also come up
with a good idea to bring
torlgthei developers and archi-
tects, who could compare the
benefits with the costs based
on scorecard ranking and feed-
Max Wohlfarth, president
of the Historic Fernandina
Business Association, said
downtown business owners
have a vested interest in the
program and urged commis-
sioners to "get it done in a
timely manner."
"It's vital to the future of
the downtown," Wohlfarth
The density project addres-
ses a small area in the down-
town east of Front Street that
is within the Community
Redevelopment Area. The
CRAwas developed in 2005 to
address blight in the area by
redeveloping it from industri-
al to residential and commer-
cial using future tax revenues,
which in theory will pay for
the redevelopment. The area
.is eligible for Central Business
District Zoning, which allows
for a large variety of uses.

make it worthwhile.
"I was in the Marine Corps,
so I know how to fight.
When I tell you that this is the
toughest thing I've ever done
in my life well, I know what
tough is," he said. "This is
the hardest thing I've ever
done, but it's making a differ-
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about. Empowered Parents
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FLAGS Continued from 1A
"I've still got a burr under
my saddle with this flags
issue," said Vice Mayor Eric
Childers. "We are the Isle of
Eight Flags. There's a restau-
rant up the street flying five
flags ... if (this ordinance) is
not enforced and it's not
enforceable, it shouldn't be
'This is too broad 'a
stroke," Childers said, "Let's
just pull that section out of
there. I don't think we need to
single out the Isle of Eight
"I've had some comments
on that even in my own house-
hold," said Commissioner Ken
Walker. "I would support
Commissioner Childers'
move. I think we're creating
more problems (with this flag
restriction). I'll support the
ordinance with removal of that
Mayor Susan Steger noted
that many flags that are flown
are temporary, but that com-
missioners were "making too
much of an issue of the eight
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and coalitions an idea of what *
to focus on."
Most of the Nassau County
numbers are par for the
course in.Florida. About 22
percent 'of Nassau County
adults smoke, and about a
quarter are obese, according
to the report numbers
roughly in line with the state
average. Nassau's high school
graduation rate, 75 percent, is
better than the state average of'
64 percent.
However, Nassau County's
auto accident death rate is 26
people out of every 100,000 to
Florida's statewide average of
19. The county's teen birth
rate, 50 out of every 1,000
teenage girls, tops the state
average of 46.
Emerick said that while
numbers out of line with the
average are worth looking at,
they aren't necessarily cause
for panic.

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"I'm not sure unlimited
flags is good for the commu-
nity," Steger said. "Let's have
our staff study the issue. I'm
sure other communities have
some limitation on flags."
"Flying flags at home is not
what the intent is," said
Commissioner Tim Poynter.
"I think it would be terrible if
businesses were flying too
many flags downtown. People
have said, 'Why are you screw-
ing with this if it's not broken?'
It is broken. We need to make
it enforceable. I'm fine with
pulling this (section) out, but
we need to revisit it"
The deleted section also
contained language regarding
width of flags as well as a flag's
required distance from the
"It's hard to analyze how
(the deleted section) will be
handled." Bach said.
All four commissioners
present voted to approve the
sign ordinance with the sec-
tion on flags deleted.
Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch
was absent.

"If you look at some of the
counties, there is a very strong
correlation that where there's
wealth, there's health. Well,
that's kind of a misnomer," she
said. "We know there are a lot
of wealthy people who aren't
healthy. ... We just have to be
careful and not look it as an
end-all, be-all, but it is a guide."
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bounce, but Florida
tion should rebound
from its first loss in I
half a century in a ho
for the struggling sth
my, new estimates
University of Florida
The Sunshine
expected to add abo
residents between Ap
year and this April 1 f
loss of almost 57,000
the previous year, ac
population projection
today by UF's Burea
nomic and Business
"Based on change
tric customer data, .
Florida's population
creased slightly ove
year," said bureau Dir
Smith who led the
"This may be an indi
state's economy is i
declining at the rate ii
Although the stat
ployment rate rem.
high, there are 'sign
housing market is s
.pick up in a number
he said.
"'It appears the sta
lation loss was a one-y
rence," Smith said.
Florida's growth wi
slow during the earl
the new decade."
Not until 2014 or
the state return to ar
ulation gains that ar

this year
rida 300,000, the average annual
increase over the past 30 to 40
It's a small years, Smith said. Population
's popula- grew by more than 400,000 res-
this year idents a year during the housing
more than boom between 2003 and 2006,
peful sign he said.
ate econo- The economy has such a big
from the impact on Florida's population
Show. growth because it drives migra-
State is tion, Smith said. People in their
)ut 23,000 20s, 30s and 40s who move to
ril 1 of last the state for jobs are the largest
following a group of newcomers, followed
residents by retirees and foreign immi-
cording to grants, he said.
s released "Even retirees are affected
au of Eco- by economic conditions beca-
Research. use of the housing market," he
es in elec- said. "If it's difficult for them to
we believe sell their homes, they may have
n has in- to delay a retirement move to
r the past Florida even if that is what they
rector Stan had been planning to do."
research. Due to.the bursting of the
cation the housing bubble and the severe
no longer national recession, Florida lost
t had been more than 800,000 jobs between
fall 2007 and fall 2009 and its
:e's unem- unemployment rate rose from
ains very about 4 to 11 percent, Smith
s that the said. The declining economy
starting to led to a huge slowdown in pop-
of places, ulation growth between 2007
and 2008 and a population loss
ate's popu- between 2008 and 2009. The
rear occur- loss was the first since military
"Even so, personnel left the state at the
11 be very end of World War II, he said.
y years of The bureau estimates the
total number of state residents
S2015 will will grow from 18,750,000 to
annual pop- 18,773,000 between April 2009
e close to and April 2010, he,said.

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Applications for the Public Housing Rental Assistance Program for three bedroom units will be
open to all families.

The application process will open during the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 16,2010
Thursday, March 18,2010

Any evictions or felony of a family member within 3 years of application will make the applicant
ineligible. Crimes by family members who would live in the household, involving physical vio-
lence to persons or property, will make applicant ineligible for 3 years. Crimes involving drug
activity will make the applicant ineligible.

A Criminal history verification from the Nassau County Sheriff's Office or Sheriff's Office in the
county where the applicant has resided for the past 12 months must be returned with your applica-
tion before application becomes valid.

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FRIDAY. March 5.2010 NEWS News-Leader

Only someone who has
lost a loved one can under-
stand the overwhelming
grief associated with such
loss. Meeting with others in
similar circumstances
can be a powerful tool in
working through the mourn-
ing period.
Founded 13 years
ago by the late Mary Jo
Morrison, the Bereavement
Support Group continues
to offer solace and sup-
port to those who are griev-
Although she is officially
listed as facilitator, licensed
mental health, counselor
Linda Gamble says the.
group primarily offers peer
"The members support
and educate each other
through their common expe-
riences," said Gamble.
"Social support is one
of the most healing aspects
of working through a loss.
It is a protective factor
against depression, and it

gives members a focus
at a time when much of
their lives may be in transi-
Gamble says the magic of
peer support is being able to
relate to someone else on a
peer level, not a therapist
level, and have them under-
stand what you're going
Most of those who
come to the group have a
strong spiritual grounding
so they don't need to make
sense of it because they
believe their loved one is in
a better place and that
gives them comfort, said
Gamble, but it's the day to
day missing them that's
difficult to get through
and that's where this group
is so helpful.
All are welcome to the
group, which meets the
second Thursday of each
month from 5-6:30 p.m.
at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, corner of Eighth
Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Call Gamble at 206-1761 for

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Interim pastor at

Prince of Peace


Pastor Ida Iverson and I
her husband moved to the
Sunshine Statd two years
ago from Wisconsin.
"I came here for another
congregation and now that
appointment is over so I'm
here at Prince of Peace. I'm
tickled pink," said Iverson -
As interim pastor, Iverson 5
has no way to know how K"
long she'll remain. Iverson
"That's G6d's call," she _____
After receiving her training at Lutheran
Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., Iverson was
ordained in Balsam Lake, Wis., in 1949.
Iverson shares her home with husband,
Martin. The couple has two grown children a
son, Paul, and a daughter, Kursten Vold. They
also have two grandchildren, Erik and Leah,
and a cat named Pearl.
Worship services at Prince of Peace are held
at 8 and 11 a.m. on Sundays. A contemporary
worship is held at 9:30 a.m. and the church
holds 7 p.m. Wednesday services during Lent.
Prince of Peace is located at 2600 A tic... .
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HEATHERA. PERRY clinic relief and
For the News-Leader immunization
.... clinics in schools
For more than 22 years Janet. as needed."
White;a registered nurse, provided .f Originally
compassionate care and efficient from Shepherd-
service at the Nassau County Health sville, Ky., White
Department. moved here 23
"I've worked in hospitals in three ',. years ago from
states and health departments in Franklin, N.C.
three states. My preference is public -When not fill-
health." White ing in at the
White has performed a wide vari- ___ health department,
ety of duties including case manage- White keeps busy
ment for primary care clients, staff with a number of activities.
scheduling, building management, "I love to walk, sing, read, work
pharmacy inventory, family plan- 750-piece jigsaw puzzles and I'm
ning, immunizations and general very involved with my almost-five
nursing. Retired-from her communi- and 7-year-old grandkids. I'm a soc-
ty nursing duties in July 2009, White cer and dance grandma!"
still helps out on occasion "when She's also very involved with the
they get in a pinch." music program at Memorial United
"We didn't even have to twist her Methodist Church where she sings
arm to get her to come back," said in a quintet, the women's ensemble,
Health Center Administrator Mike chancel choir and is a member of
Taylor. "She's great for the commu- the advanced bell choir.
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WI 1 .-NFred Bradshaw, Kim
--w Whittemore, Susan Hurley and
Rose Wilder with a collection
of donations for the Haiti relief
. effortt at Amelia Island Self
Storage. The donations came
from local churches, individu-
als, organizations and a local
benefit called "Reach Out and
Touch" organized by Courtney
Tyson-Shelby. Mission Harvest
America picked up the dona-
tions at Amelia Island Self
Storage, which donated space
for the items. According to
Hurley, 62 boxes of clothes,
food, shoes, linens, toys and
other items went to Haiti,
which was ravaged by an
earthquake on Jan. 12.
Bradshaw and Whittemore
work at the storage business;
Wilder works for Mission
Harvest, which provides
humanitarian aid donations
for victims of war, hurricanes
and earthquakes in 54 coun-
tries. Contact Mission Harvest
America at (904) 356-9006

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FRIDAY. March 5,2010 NEWS News-Leader

Residents divided over

West Side growth plans

Community Newspapers
Bryceville residents are
divided over a proposed rezon-
ing of 1,814-acre vacant land
tract near Crawford Road and
US 301 south of Callahan.
During a meeting with
local residents Monday night,
Nassau County Commissioner
Barry Holloway said the coun-
ty needs to move forward with
the proposal to broaden the
tax base and bring jobs.
"In order to, provide good
paying jobs for the county, we
realized real quickly that if we
don't bring industrial classi-
fied land into the county, those
jobs are going to continue to
bypass us," he said.
"I just bought a home in a
subdivision that the adjacent
property buffers," Marci
McCosh said. "I wish some-
one had given me a heads-up
on that."
More than 50 residents
attended the Bryceville Area
Community Association
meeting to learn why
TerraPointe, LLC, a wholly-
owned real estate subsidiary
of Rayonier, wants to build an
industrial park near residen-
tial homes.
. Residents voiced concern
about traffic impacts, storm
water management and pro-
tecting the wetland areas.
Tupelo Plantation homeowner
Ken McCosh said he did not
understand why it was neces-
sary to select that site, since
Rayonier owns 100,000 acres
of land in Nassau County.
McCosh said there are

Meeting Monday
The Nassau County
Commission will address
a proposed zoning change
for a 1,814-acre tract
Between Bryceville and
Callahan on Monday. The
meeting begins at 6 p.m.
with public hearings at 7.

plenty of properties in Duval
County available for industrial
businesses and sbe fears the
rural nature of Nassau County
would be ruined. "Once we've
done all this zoning ... then it's
kind of like a snowball effect,"
she said.
However, Bryceville resi-
dent Wayne Holmes support-
ed the proposed zoning
change in favor of additional
West Side jobs.
The St. Augustine lumber-
yard owner said based on his
prior experience, the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection will enforce envi-
ronmenial compliance rules
on industrial developments
just as it did when he opened
his business.
"I don't think anyone wants
to deface the land," he said. "I
don't. I live up here."
Randy Zakrzewski said he
moved to the area for its
remote living. He disagreed
with traffic analysis that sup-
ported an additional 1,942
truck trips per day along US
301 and Crawford Road.
"You're going to affect my
yard, my area, my living on
that road," Zakrzewski said.

Elsie Harper award deadline today

Today is the deadline to sub-
mit nominations for the 25th
annual Elsie Harper Volunteer
of the Year Awards for 2009.
'Categories include volunteer-
ing with youth and/or youth
performing volunteer services;
volunteering with seniors; social
service volunteer; and commu-
nity enrichment/environ-
ment/education volunteer.
Obtain nomination forms
from tlh '.l)-.ii lor Nassau-
County Volunteer Center at or
city of Fernandina Beach at or visit the
Volunteer Center, 1303 Jasmine
St., or the Office of the City
Clerk, 204 Ash St.
'Completed forms should be
sent to the Nassau County
Volunteer Center, Attn.: Jayne
Conkin, 1303 Jasmine St.,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 no
later than today.
Recipients will be recognized
at the April 22 Nassau County-
Volunteer Center Luncheon. 1':,'
For information, call Conkin
at 261-0346 or Gail Shults at 261-

"There's 18 wheelers and log-
ging trucks coming up and
down Crawford-Kent road
non-stop. I have to be out there
with my kids to watch them."
An application to amend
the Future Land Use Map
changing the parcel from agri-
cultural to industrial is pending
the Nassau County
Commission's approval. The
Nassau County Planning and
Zoning Board unanimously
but conditionally approved the
application Feb. 2, and the
Nassau County Planning
Department supports it as
Developers and .county
planners say the property is
ideal for industrial purposes
given its proximity to CSX and
Norfolk Southern railroads,
JaxPort, 1-95 and 1-10.
If commercial development
does come, Tini Freeland
wants to see clean industries
bearing little to no impact on
the environment. He urged
county officials to include spe-
cific language in all documen-
tation designating which types
of businesses will be allowed.
"It's one thing to want
something," Freeland said.
'It's another thing to allow it.
3nce it's allowed, we won't be
in a position to prevent a
power plant, a paper mill, a
chemical plant that could neg-
atively affect our groundwa-
ter. I want more jobs in our
county more tha anyone
here. We need jobs. . .We
have to be very careful on lay-
ng the groundwork for what
to permit."



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"It is through art, and
through art only, that we can
realize our perfection; through
art and art only that we can
shield ourselves from the sordid
perils of actual existence."
Oscar Wilde.
Anyone interested in getting
involved in the local arts is invit-
ed to participate in the first
Meet the Arts Expo sponsored
by the Fernandina Beach Arts
Council on March 27.
Scheduled to be held 'from.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center, the
free expo also includes a round-
table from 9-9:45 a.m., to which
the public is also invited. *
According to arts council
chair Mike Spino, the purpose
of the expo is to assess the com-
munity's needs regarding the
arts, and to raise awareness of
the many non-profit arts organ-
izations in the community.
The roundtable, which will
include members of the arts
council, will discuss the coun-
cil's mission and gather input

on how to best serve residents
and the local arts community.
'The roundtable will bring
together folks and talk about
the role of the arts council and
its policy," Spino said. "We want
to hear what folks have to say."
Spino said council member
Amelia Hart was the driving
force behind the expo concept.
"It was her idea to bring
together the chamber of com-
merce and all the arts organi-
zations," Spino said, to help
make residents more aware of
what's 'out there, "We extend-
ed it as widely as we could," he
."We also want to look at the
underserved in the community
as well as grants opportunities,"
he said.
Organizations invited to the
expo include Fernandina Little
Theater, Amelia Community
Theatre, Amelia Arts Academy,
Friends of the Library, the
Amelia Island Book Festival,
Amelia Island Jazz Festival, the
Chamber Music Festival,
Amelia Island Film Festival and
the Island Chamber Singers,
among other organizations.


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Spino said that, unlike other
communities, Fernandina
Beach already has a lively arts
scene and "wonderful" arts
associations. "We certainly don't
want to get in their way," he
Spino said one of the coun-
cil's goals is to have a coordi-
nated .arts calendar so that
events do not overlap. The coun-
cil, he said, is working with.the
Amelia Island Convention and
Visitor's Bureau, which has soft-
ware to,help develop a coordi-
nated arts calendar for the
entire community.

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Bob Gedeon
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Patriots to meet
The Patriots of Nassau
County have scheduled a First
Saturday Coffee at 8:30 a.m.
Saturday at Murray's Grille in
Yulee for anyone who would
like to get involved or learn
more about the Tea Party and
freedom movements. All are
invited and welcome to attend.
The group also plans to
meet at 2 p.m. each
Wednesday in the McGill
Aviation training room at the
Fernandina Beach airport.
This meeting is for anyone
who desires to be on a
A local Republican
Executive Committee special
committee on redistricting
has been formed to examine
the issues, collect input and
propose a plan on how Nassau
County should be represented.
in the U.S. House of
Representatives, Florida
Senate and Florida House of
Representatives as well as
local districts for school board
and county commission.
The first meeting of the
committee will be at 6 p.m.
today at Republican Party,
headquarters, 402 Centre St.

Any local Republican is wel-
come to attend and partici-
pate. There will be a presenta-
tion on redistricting and the
committee will detail a work
plan and schedule for its work
during 2010.
The Amelia Island
Association's meeting in the
community room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department on Lime Street at
7 p.m. Wednesday will focus
on the Hometown Democracy
amendment. The meeting is
free and open to the public.
Cristto speak
Gov. Charlie Crist will be
featured speaker at the 20th
Lincoln Day
Dinner to be
held by
on March 12
at Amelia Crist
There will be a reception at
6:30 p.m., cash bar with din-
ner at 7. Cost is $90 per per-
son. For information call 491-

GOP executive
The Nassau County
Republican Executive Com-
mittee will meet at 7 p.m.
March 18 at the County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy
Road West, Yulee. Tentative
speaker is Nassau County
Property Appraiser Tammy
Stiles. Republicans are invited.
Republican women
Gubernatorial candidate
Sen. Paula Dockery of Lake-
land will be the guest speaker
at the March 19 Federated
Republican Women of Nassau
luncheon at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island.
Dockery established signif-
icant environmental policy
while in the House of
Representatives, where she
was the primary sponsor of
the Florida Forever Act, -
which succeeded Preserva-
tion 2000 to become the popu-
lar land acquisition program
for the preservation of envi-
ronmentally sensitive lands.
The social begins at 11:30
a.m. and the meeting starts
promptly at 11:45 a.m, Lunch
is $15. Contact Gail Biondi at
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Callahan councilman dies
Ted Combs, a member of
the Callahan Town Council
since 2003, died early
Wednesday morning. He had
been ill for weeks.
Combs was scheduled to
be the recipient of the 2010
Republican of the Year Award.
It is scheduled to be presented
to a family member at the 20th
Annual Lincoln Day Dinner
March 12 at Amelia Island

councilman dies
C o m b s County school system. A grad-
was a past uate of Nassau County
president of schools, he had a bachelor's
the Westside degree and master's degree
-- Republican from Jacksonville University.
Club and had He served in the U.S. Air
been a Nas- Force and National Guard.
sau County Combs was an active mem-
Combs Republican ber of the First Baptist Church
precinct of Callahan. He and his wife,
leader for Diane, were married for 50
many years. He was a retired years and have a son, Michael,
teacher and athletic coach who lives in Atlanta.
after 32 years in the Nassau Obituary2A.

Missing fisherman's

body found in river

. The body of an 80-year-old
Hilliard man who died doing
what he loved was found
Thursday afternoon in 12 feet
of water in the'St. Marys River.
Arthur Clyde'Clark, 80, was
last seen around 4 p.m. on
Tuesday leavinik from Scotts
Landing Boat Ramp, 29530
Scotts Landing Road. Deputies
found. Clark's boat in bushes
Tuesday. They also found
his lifejacket and one of his
About. 2 p.m. Thursday
they found his body about 25
feet from the bushes where
his boat ran aground.
"He always'said he wanted
to die on that river," said Greg

Beck of the St. Marys River,
Fish Camp. "He fished two or
three times a week and talked
about it seven days a week."
Clark would have turned
81 on May 18, Beck said.
Nassau County Sheriff's
deputies searched for Clark
with help from other law
enforcement agencies.
Boats from NCSO aid the
Georgia Department of
Natural Resources combed the
water. K-9 cadavers and track-
ing dogs from the Georgia
Department of Corrections
searched the land around the
boat ramp. Dive teams from
the Jacksonville Sheriff's
Office used sonar equipment

to search the bottom of the
river. Jacksonville deputies and
Georgia officials used heli-
copters to look for the body.
Officers: from the Florida Fish,
and Wildlife Commission,
Camden County Sheriff's
Officetand Charlton County
Sheriff's Office also helped.
Witnesses said Clark left
from Scotts Landing Boat
Ramp to go fishing around 4:
p.m. Tuesday. When he didn't
return by 7 p.m., witnesses at
the St. Marys River Fish,
Camp, where the boat ramp is
located, alerted the Nassau
County Sheriffs Office. Water
temperatures were in the low

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It's that time of year again. North Florida
has begun its annual sports hibernation.
Its football-frenzied public stumbled grog-
gily into a proverbial cave about three
weeks ago, feeding on the last bits of suste-
nance clinging to their stomachs from Super
Bowl parties. Many only re-emerge and forage
occasionally in the increased-access world of
combines and pro days, or the ultimate tease,
the NFL Draft.
And sure, the hardcore sports-talk radio
crowd will sound off from time to time to take
personal offense to scouts' evaluations of Tim
Tebow,. or to bash Lane Kiffin for whatever
brash and misguided comment he decides to
After a brief frenzy over the recruiting tug-
of-war at the beginning of February, it's time to
play the waiting game. It's a depressing time of
year for our football-centric universe. Spring
games are still more than a month away and
meaningful live football won't be played for
So what to do? Yeah, you can follow ad nau-
seam, in-depth coverage ofdraftniks arguing
over whether a player's stellar 40-time indi-
cates an increased value, making him a viable
first-round pick, then laugh when he's a bust
(Darius Heyward-Bey, anyone?). Or you can
follow the Tebow saga and getiangry when
experts speak ill of his long delivery and cheer
when washed-up coaches like Sam Wyche tout
him as a viable.NFL QB. Further; you can
chew on the fat of the not-so-sports-related
tribulations of Tiger Woods, more suited for
gossip shows like TMZ than the lead on
Then there's March Madness, the Olym-
pics, the NBA and (gulp!) the NHL. To most in
our area, they only exist to occupy the void left



by football. But like a lonely
divorcee who buys a cat to fill
the void left by the bygone
love of a human, both are
awkward substitutes lacking
any realistic, passionate
At the risk of sounding
sacrilegious toward the
church of football, may I
humbly suggest baseball? A
recent short-lived burst of
warm air has me craving hot
dogs and cold beers on a lazy
day in the sun, but my pas-
sion for the (former) Ameri-
can pastime never seems to
be shared amongst fellow

North Floridians.
"It's boring," "There's no action," "It's too
slow" and "There are too many games" are the
most common complaints from friends and
occupiers of neighboring barstools. Aside from
a few northern transplants and friends who
grew up glued to bygone TBS broadcasts and
radio coverage of Atlanta Braves games, it's
rare for me to come across hardcore baseball
fans who weren't raised above the Mason-
Dixon line.
Did you know that pitchers and catchers
reported to spring training two weeks ago or
that spring training games began this week?
(Cue sound of crickets.)
That's OK, I'm beginning to get over trying
to proselytize on behalf of baseball, but let me
have one more shot. I understand that, in most
cases, baseball doesn't excite the casual view-
er. Nuances within the rules and action, along
wiith an obsessive importance given to seem-
ingly minute statistics, is often lost on all but

FRIDAY. March 5.2010 NEWS News-Leader


Field of dreams'
There is interest to bring some
higher density housing to the water-
front of Fernandina as an engine to
enhance the downtown revenue stream
("Waterfront development encour-
aged," Feb. 26). I also vigorously want
this town to prosper and support any
effort that will have good long-term
But before the city does this it
needs to take wise counsel. People liv-
ing in waterfront condos will either be
working professionals or retirees. Right
now and in the foreseeable future
adding more working professional
housing will place a further load on
unwanted traffic volume to traditional
off island destinations. Adding more
retirees and fewer families to the island
population will also continue to build
the island as a transient retirement
venue, which will limit longer-term
.fi,'familieBi with their
prospect for generational roots, are a
.sorely needed commodity on Amelia
Island. It is families with generational
commitments that bring a continuity of
values to local institutions. Families
bring permanence to place. Fernandina
could use a short-term shot in the arm
from housing in this economy but is
this really the best use of an irre-
placeable but currently'fallow water-
front resource?
The pogy plant and the downtown
waterfront are among the very best
available maritime sites anywhere. I
have to think this a case of invisibility
and a lack of city and county resolve to
bring in, businesses and industry to
this maritime "field of dreams."
Industry and businesses committed
to the unique geography and culture of
Fernandina will vitalize the town in so
many more ways, not the least of which
is to add local employment and there-
by strengthen our future.
William Brainard
Fernandina Beach

Dogson the beach
In response to the "opinion" titled
"Crap" (Feb. 26):
This morning about 9:30 while
walking north from Main Beach a large
black lab, not on a leash, ran at me
and jumped all over me. The dog's
"master" was standing talking with
another fellow who also had a large
unleashed golden-colored dog. He kept
calling and ordering the dog to stop but
the dog just kept jumping all over me.
He hollered out, "The dog will not hurt
you." To which I responded, 'That is
what all dog owners believe." When I
raised my hands the man told me not
to do that; what was he thinking, I
wanted to protect my hands from being
bitten. The dog continued jumping all
over me, leaving many dirty paw prints
all over my clothes. The man kept
telling me how sorry he was that his
dog was jumping all over me. He asked
that I stand still and he would try to
catch the dog it did not work. I told
the man that should be on a
leash; he said, "I know."
After several minutes I was able to
get away when the dog was distracted
by the other fellow's dog.
As I continued along the beach the
dog came after me again! The gray-
bearded man asked me once again to
stand still while he tried to catch his
dog. He kept saying "I am so sorry,"
and then added, "That is what puppies

do." At that point I knew that.this guy
just didn't get it. This dog is a large
black lab ndt a puppy anymore. After
standing still again for several min-
utes, the man's friend was able catch
the dog.
When walking back by the spot'
where this happened there were two
fresh piles of dog "crap" on the beach.
Not only did these two men not obey
the leash law, they did not pick up after-.
their dogs.
Another day while walking on the
beach we Watched as a.couple with a
large unleashed dog allowed it to lift its
leg and urinate on a child's sand castle;
the child had just stepped away for
awhile when this happened. The own-
ers thought it was funny.
Dogs should not be allowed on the
beach. It is apparent that a number of
dog owners are not responsible people.
Therefore, a law banning all dogs from
the beach may be worth considering.
1' D)iane Miller
Fernandina Beach

Full ofit
Concerning the "crap" rant (Feb.
26) do you think the fish you catch,
or the dolphins, turtles and all the other
critters in the ocean, don't crap in it too?
I guess seagulls and pelicans would
never crap in the water either? News
flash, cowboy, the ocean is full of crap!
The world at large is full of crap. And
you (letter writer) are also full of-you
guessed it, crap!
Kevin Lawrence
Fernandina Beach

When I first saw the report on TV
about the killer whale that killed its
. trainer, the news anchor stated that
there were over 100 people in the
stands and how shocked they were
when the whale came up out of the
water and grabbed the trainer around
the waist and pulled her under water
and start thrashing her around and
how it must have upset the kids more
than the adults and so.on. All after-
noon they repeated this story, almost
word for word.
That night on the news the investi-
gators claimed that the trainer trig-
gered the attack by flipping her hair.
Now they say, she was in the water
when the attack happened.
I know I'm not the only one that
saw and heard this, but I haven't heard
anyone question these reports. Why?
This whale has done this twice already,
in 1991 and 1998, and still they put
people in the water with it. Some of
the trainers refused to get in the water
with the whale because of its history.
I think the park is trying to avoid a
lawsuit and some how managed to alter
the facts, with the help of whoever is
investigating the accident. Over 100
people saw it happen, yet they deter-
mined that they were all wrong or con-
fused. Right! -
This is another example of the
media playing along and insulting our
intelligence, like they've done since
the war in Iraq started, which I'm not
going into now, but ask yourself this,
where is the oil? We've been filling our
tankers for six years with their oil, and
never, not once, has there been an
attack on the loading facilities been
reported and still we have the highest
gas prices in history. Why? Again,
where is the oil?
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day, after meeting with him and his
staff and presenting them evidence
that was overlooked and not sought
by a- detective, I went home, and as
soon as I got home I got a call from him
telling me that my wife had been
. released and was being transported
directly home to me, and this was one
day before Thanksgiving. He then dealt
with his underlings that charged her
before she was ever questioned,
worked to change his policies and ver-
ified the facts we presented. My wife's
charges are now dropped, the entire
record of the arrest being erased, and
these things were done prior to our
making an agreement over liability.
In simple words, he fixed it all
before us making a settlement, spend-
ing all of his chips, leaving his office
open to litigation and not trying to side-
step their responsibility to do the right
If not for Tommy taking such swift
action, Judy would have spent
Thanksgiving in jail, and while even-
tually she would have been cleared,
she would have suffered through a
horrible ordeal for someone with med-
ical problems who was innocent.
Nassau County is lucky to have a
man of such clear integrity and honesty
because too many people these days
try to cover up or avoid taking respon-
sibility. We know there was no malice,

just a mistake, which is human, and it
is only when we accept our mistakes
and deal with them honestly that we
can take pride in ourselves, butTommy
seems to be humble. He is out to do
things right, and we admire him for
that. I expect mistakes, not to would be
foolish, but I never expected Sheriff
Seagraves to be so proactive in fixing
the problem so swiftly, simply because
it was the right thing to do.
Nassau County, you have much to
be thankful for. Almost everyone work-
ing for the sheriff we met was kind
and considerate and believed in treat-
ing people as they themselves would
like to be treated. There was compas-
sion and concern, and more than just
talk. The people under him admire,
respect and love him, and that speaks
volumes. I'm a staunch Democrat and
would campaign for him if I lived up
there. The world is not perfect, and it
is from mistakes we learn and to do
thi we must admit our mistakes and
try to do our best, and our faith in
humanity has been greatly restored
by Sheriff Seagraves and his staff.
He will stay in our memory as a
good and decent man and in our
prayers, because real men of such char-
acter are so rare these days. Thank
you, Sheriff Seagraves!
Skot and Judy Wilson

many times, don't believe anything you
hear or read, and only half of whatyou
Seems those old-timers knew what
they were talking about, and it makes
me wonder how much worse it can
get before it all comes crashing down
on us, and our children !
Billy Tomes
Fernandina Beach

Man ofcharacter
I see the world as it is, with the only
perfection any of us can attain in being
human, which means being flawed. To
be flawed means we are open to make
mistakes, and have the opportunity to
correct them. I also see in our world
too many people who fail to ever take
responsibility for mistakes, passing
blame~elsewhere or simply not caring
about what is right or wrong, or even
for their fellow man. That is why it was
so refreshing to suffer my wife being
falsely arrested, because if not for that
I never would have known your Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves Jr.
Get this straight, I would rather she
not have been arrested, but as soon as
it happened I contacted the sheriff and
he immediately started looking into
the facts, and seeing there were serious
questions had my wife transported
,without delay to the jail, and the next


Raising tobacco-free kids

A re you aware that over 80
percent of tobacco adver-
tising is spent at point-of-
purchase sites? Tobacco
companies are concentrating their
marketing dollars at the point-of-sale
to the extent that the store is their
primary communication channel
with customers. As a result, all shop-
pers regardless of age or smoking
status are exposed to pro-smoking
Did you know that more of this
kind of advertising, especially featur-
ing the brands that are most attrac-
tive to teens (Marlboro, Camel and
Newport) is evident at stores where
youth are known to shop?
Finally, did you know that our
new FDA regulations on tobacco
have removed "candy flavors" from
cigarettes? However, this new law
places no restrictions on flavoring
spit tobacco or cigars, which now
come in the convenient "cigarette"

size and packaging. These tobacco
products have overwhelming flavors
of mint, chocolate, cherry and green
apple, among others, to mask the
taste of tobacco and make it attrac-
tive to kids. Be mindful, even with
the altered taste they remain harm-
ful to any user.
As eloquently stated by Claude
Teague of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco,
"Realistically, if our company is to
survive and prosper, over the long
term, we must get our share of the
youth market. In my opinion, this .
will require new brands tailored to
the youth market." T'he tobacco
advertising and products are target-
ing our youth.
Nassau County's Students Work-
ing Against Tobacco, commonly cal-
led SWAT, are taking a stand against
this kind of industry assault on our
youth by celebrating Kick Butts Day
on March 24. Kick Butts Day is spon-
sored by Tobacco Free and

is a day for peer to peer education
about tobacco use and awareness of .
the health risks of using tobacco.
SWAT events will be taking place at
Fernandina Beach High School,
Fernandina Beach Middle School
and Emma Love Hardee Elementary
School on March 24.
Educate your kids on the manipu-
lation of big tobacco. If you use to-
you will be around to see your kids
and grandkids grow up healthy and
For more information about rais-
ing tobacco-free kids, call Tobacco
Education Nassau at 548-1866 or go
For help quitting tobacco, call the
Quitline at 1-877-U-CAN-NOW or call
Jennifer Emmons at 548-1867 for
information about ongoing "Quit
Smoking Now!" classes.
Mary Obenaufis a tobacco educa-
tor for the Nassau County Health


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pine tar on a Louisville Slugger.
But even if you aren't an avid watcher of the
grand old game, who doesn't like watching a
ballgame on a sunny Saturday afternoon, cold
beer in hand? Heck, you don't even have to pay
attention. If you've ever been to a Jacksonville
Suns. "Thursday Throwdown" game, you know
what I'm talking about I never tire of laughing
at wayward foul balls almost drilling inatten-
tive, scantily clad 20-something women guz-
zling dollar beers and testing friends about
post-game club plans.
Going to Suns games is cheap and enter-
taining, and if you don't like baseball, you can
do what everyone else does, leave mid-game.
For a few more bucks and a little more trav-
el time, there's the underappreciated and
always accessible Grapefruit League, Florida's
Spring Training circuit. In what other profes-
sional league can you watch half the teams play
within a five hour driving radius on any day?
Fifteen Major League Baseball teams still
make their winter home in Florida and some
play games less than three hours away. For
around $20 a ticket (and often much less) you
can watch games at an intimate venue, avoid
paying $8 a beer and maybe snag an autograph
from a player or two. That's cheaper than the
$55 and wishful thinking that a Tebow Jaguars
jerseywill run you, and more entertainment
value than debating whether Mel Kiper's hair
is plastic.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy baseball,
,even from the most casual of perspectives. If
nothing else, it's as good a way as any to fill the
'void until football season.
Jason Yurgartis is a reporter at the News-

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God, may we do more than just say, "I
trust you for guidance." May we practice
that trust by looking for your care and
protection in this journey of being who
we are and who you created us to be,
with a hymn of grace on our lips.
This past weekend, a group of ladies
from our local Nassau County Jail
Ministry joined together and traveled to
Kingsland, Ga., to attend a conference
entitled, "Meeting in the Ladies Room."
The conference was very spiritually
motivated, sharing our position relative
to man, since we both were created by
God. We can birth it, build it or destroy it
because of who we are. The Bible tells
us we are to walk beside man, to be a
helpmate, protect, assist and lend a hand
to them. We are the glory of man; to
build them up, not tear them down.
From generation to generation, we
transmit our faith from one to the other.
We can remember the unfeigned faith
that is in us dwelt first in our mothers
and grandmothers. Then, we pass it on
to our children. We, as women, are able
to give birth to things beyond babies.
Our children rise and fall at our word. Be
careful what we speak to them.
We can make a home, break a home
or keep it. We are women. Speak positive
things to our children. God gave them to

us. If we tear them
down, who is going to
help them build?
We, as women, have
energy that amazes
men. It is not that they
don't understand us,
but rather they are
truly amazed by us.
God made us so we can
NOW AND smile when we want to
THEN cry out, sing when we
want to shed tears, cry
when we are happy and
Maybelle laugh when we are
Kirkland nervous.
Our men's success
many times depends
upon us. We have amazing strength and
courage. God has put greatness within
us. We can defeat things through God.
Depression and low self-esteem, why are
you cast down? Lift up your head and
open your heart. God has work to be
done and He will deliver you out of the
hands of all that oppressed you. Be fol-
lowers of Christ, remembering Him in all
things, knowing the head of every man
is Christ and the head of every woman is
man and the head of Christ is God.
What we are is revealed by what we
do and what we do reveals what we real-

ly believe. Satan is always trying to enter
our lives. His favorite entry point into
our life is through someone close to us.
God has given us the ability to walk away
from something we desire to protect.
something we love. Resist the devil and
he will flee from us. True woman has the
ability to build and does not destroy.
Those jail ministry members that
traveled to "Meeting in the Ladies .
Room" conference were Sis. Mary Hunt
from First Presbyterian; Sis. Linda
Patterson along with her daughter, Sis.
Vicki Roberts, River of Praise; Sis. Mary
Graves and Sis. Iris Jones, First
Assembly of God; Maybelle Brown, First
Missionary Baptist Church; and Sis. Ann
Mottayaw, Spring Hill Baptist Church.
The conference was a blessing to us
as we shared with other jail ministry
members from other areas as well as
other churches from other areas.
Birthday wishes to Ernest Roberts
Sr., Torcine Wells, Mother Leila Jones,
Terrance (Terry) Johnson, Bettye
Lampkins,.Curtis Williams, Bettye Wil-
liams, James Hooper, Robert Hardy Jr.,
Terrell Dallas, Marquiez Cribb, Sylvia
Green, Ruby Dawson, Peter Jones,
Samuel Albertie, Paul Jones, Shamari
White, Latoya Shepard and Gloria

Chamber music tickets on sale in April

Amelia Island will host the ninth sea-
son of the Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival, one of the largest chamber fes-
tivals in the southeastern U.S.
Scheduled from May 7- May 30, the festi-
val will feature more than 50 internation-
ally acclaimed artists and 18 performanc-
es in intimate, beautiful settings around
the island, including churches, the his-
toric Nassau County Courthouse and
Fort Clinch, one of the best preserved
Civil War forts in the nation..
Christopher Rex, the festival's artistic
director and principal cellist of the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, said,
"Entering its ninth season, The Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival has
become a nationally recognized event,
drawing music lovers from around the
country. The 2010 festival will feature a
galaxy of internationally acclaimed stars, *
including pianists Andre Watts, and
Valentina Lisitsa; The Eroica Trio; violin-
ists Robert McDuffie and Arnold'
Steinhardt, formerly principal violin with
the Guarneri String Quartet; cellist
Andres Diaz; soprano Jessica Rivera; and
i (-'The St. Lawrence String Quartet. These,
*. nd other artists, combined with the
unparalleled beauty of Amelia Island, are
certain to make our upcoming festival
the best yet."
The complete schedule of the 2010
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival is
available at www.aicmf. Tickets will go
on sale in early April.
Highlights of the 2010 Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival include:
Pianist Valentina Lisitsa, May 16 at
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church; and
on May 7 at the Friday Musicale concert
hall in Jacksonville (645 Oak St) in a
piano quintet and piano duet with her
husband, Alexi Kuznetsoff
Described by critics as "positively
dazzling" and "electrifying," she has per-
formed at most of the world's most-pres-

The Eroica Trio is slated to perform
May 23 for the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival.

tigious venues; including NeWi York's
Ca ir'i' Hll 'iir- AveryEisbher Hall,
Vienna's Musikverein and Amsterdam's
Concertgebouw. Valentina had more
than 80 performances in the 2009 sea-
Violinist Robert McDuffie, May 13
Robert McDuffie, a Grammy-nomi-
nated violinist, has appeared as soloist
with most of the major orchestras of the
world. A New York critic recently wrote:
"McDuffie is one of the finest violinists
of our age." Another review from the
Chicago Sun-Times commented: 'The
evening's hero was the remarkable
American fiddler Robert McDuffie, who
plays with magnetic energy and seeming
Pianist Andre Watts, May 14
Considered one of the greatest

pianists on the international stage,
Andre Watts burst upon the music world
in 1963 at the age of 16when Leonard
Bernstein chose him to make his debut
with the New York Philharmonic in their.
Young People's Concerts, broadcast
nationwide on CBS-TV. More than 45
years later, Andr6 Watts remains one of
today's most celebrated stars..
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, May
18 and 19
Violinist Jay Ungar and guitarist
Molly Mason composed and performed
the musical hallmark of Ken Burns' The"
Civil War on PBS. The couple is recog-
nized for its timeless renditions of hard-
driving Appalachian, Cajun and Celtic
fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics,
sassy songs from the golden age of
swing and country, stunning waltzes and
deeply moving original compositions.
The Eroica Trio, May 23
The Eroica is one of the most sought-
after trios in the world. The three wo-
men who make up the Grammy-nominat-
ed Eroica Trio one of the first
all-female ensembles to reach the top
echelon of its field -- electrify the con-
cert stage with their performances of
depth and precision. "This is a superla-
tive ensemble, producing one of the
biggest and most brilliant piano trio
sounds in memory," lauded a New York
music critic.
Free concerts
As part of the festival's community.
outreach initiatives, four concerts of the
2010 season will be free of charge,
including a concert in Central Park on
May 16 and a Family Concert on May
Tickets for the 2010 festival will go on
sale in early April and can be purchased
by credit card at the festival's website
( or 9261-1779. Ticket
prices range from $10 to $50, with most
priced at $25.


On Feb. 7 Troop 152 marked the 100th anniversary of
Scouting in the U.S. by attending Scout Sunday services at Yulee
Baptist Church, the troop's charter partner. The Scouts opened
the service with a flag ceremony and helped usher during the
service. Three Ciubs from Pack 549 also participated.
Afterwards, Troop 152 held a fundraiser spaghetti dinner in the
fellowship, hall and took extra food to First Assembly of God
Church on 14th Street, which provides meals and shelter to peo-
ple in need. The troop thanks its leaders, families and those who
bought tickets and Robert Mosco for providing the ingredients for
the meal. Troop 152 will attend Adventure Base 100, which is
touring the U.S. and will be at Jacksonville's St Johns Bluff
Center March 19-21. Troop 152 meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at
Yulee Baptist Church. For information call Scout Master Jon
Kirkus at 339-3850.

Miss Nease, Mr. Wortham

Glinda Danielle Nease and
Charles Joel Wortham, both
of Yulee, will be married at
5:30 p.m. May 22, 2010, at
North 14th Street Baptist
Church in Fernandina Beach
with Jackie Hayes officiating.
The reception will follow at
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St.
The bride-elect is the'
daughter of David and Kathy
Nease of Yulee. The groom-
elect is the son of Kathy
Wortham of Fernandina

Marissa Joy Ray of
Jacksonville and Shane A.
Whittier of Fernandina Beach
will be married at 2 p.m. June
20, 2d10, at the Ribault Club
on Fort George Island with
Moo Hadden officiating. The
reception will follow at the
Ribault Club.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Laurye and Bob
Ray of Fernandina Beach.
The groom-elect is the son of

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Mr. Whittier, Miss Ray

Mr. and Mrs. Dickerson

Sheryl Rowe of-Hilliard and
John Whittier of Jacksonville.

Christina Marie Maddox
and Earl Devoe Dickerson,
both of Yulee, were married
at noon Feb. 5, 2010, at the
Nassau County Courthouse.
The bride is the daughter
of Lee and Deborah Maddox
of Yulee. The groom is the
son of Carole Tompkins and
Richard Tompkins of Yulee.


Navy Seaman Recruit tice David L. Corbin, son of
Christina M. Bradley, daugh- Toni Corbin of Tampa and
ter of Constance M. and Jack Peter B. Corbin of Fernan-
L. Bradley of Fernandina dina Beach, was recently pro-
Beach, recently completed moted to his current rank
U.S. Navy basic training at upon graduation from recruit
Recruit Training Command, training at Recruit Training
Great Lakes, Ill. Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
D.:-. Diringtheig1ht-weely' lo A. CorbUindeMivedithe early
gram, Biadltyrcompletedi>":? -1 a ift6:inoti anfiri-.iihtuthotlang
variety of training, which performance during all phas-
included classroom study and es of the training cycle.
practical instruction on naval Training included classroom
customs, first aid, firefighting, study and practical instruc-
water safety and survival and tion on naval customs, first
shipboard and aircraft safety. aid, firefighting, water safety
An emphasis was also placed and. survival and shipboard
on physical fitness. and aircraft safety. An empha-
The capstone event of boot sis was also placed on physi-
camp is "Battle Stations," an cal fitness.
exercise that gives recruits The capstone event of boot
the skills they need to suc- camp is "Battle Stations," an
ceed. "Battle Stations" is exercise that gives recruits
designed to galvanize the the skills they need to suc-
basic warrior attributes of ceed. "Battle Stations" is
sacrifice, dedication, team- designed to galvanize the
work and endurance in each basic warrior attributes of
recruit through the applica- sacrifice, dedication, team-
tion of basic Navy skills and work and endur-ance in each
the core values of honor, recruit through the applica-
courage and commitment Its tion of basic Navy skills and
distinctly "Navy" flavor was the core values of honor,
designed to take into account courage and commitment. Its
what it means to be a sailor. distinctly "Navy" flavor was
Bradley is a 2004 graduate designed to take into account
of Fernadina Beach High what it means to be a sailor.
School. Corbin is a 2005 graduate
of Fernandina Beach High
M Navy Seaman Appren- School.


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Amelia Community Theatre announces that Spencer
Miller of Jacksonville is the winning artist in the contest
to select artwork for the flyers and program cover for
"The Pirates of Penzancej" the first production of the
new theater building at 207 Cedar St. There will be 10
performances of this Gilbert and Sullivan musical April
8-24. Call 261-6749 for ticket information.



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* Knowing God makes family

"Pastor Rob, Pastor Rob, watch me, watch I'll never forget when I
me!" If she hadn't been so cute, her cries for first met her miss ebullient,
my attention would have been somewhat that is. I was sitting on a
embarrassing. Little did I know that one day bench in someone's home
she would become my daughter. As she where several church people 1
screamed my name and vocation for everyone had gathered. As people
at the neighborhood pool to hear, there was milled around and ate
nowhere to hide. Our lives of living in the desserts, she came over and
proverbial fish bowl had just begun. We were plopped herself down beside
two separate families, broken, healed, and get- me. "Mommy," she said.
ting ready to be joined together. "Come sit by this nice man."
Ebullient- that's the word I would use to NOTES If you knew her mom, you
describe my youngest stepdaughter; in your ... might have thought I paid her
face sunshine; cheerful, happy and every- to do it, but honestly, I didn't.
body's friend. Though she was only five at the Pastor Her mom seemed a bit
time, her acrobatic jumps into the pool were Rob Goyette embarrassed and acted like
quite impressive. Actually, I owe a lot to her. she didn't hear her, but
While she wasn't the one who officially intro- I sure did.
duced me to her mom, she clearly had Looking back, it's hard to believe that was
approved of me and thought I would make her 15 years ago. Sarah, that's my daughter, is now

mom a good husband.

21 and just as sun-shiny as ever. Her bubbly

what it is supposed to be

personality still lights up our home every time
she drops by to see us. School, work and trav-
eling back and forth keep her quite busy nowa-
days, but it's all part of the deal. You know -
life. It just keeps rolling by, hoping someone
will lay hold of it.
All right, I suppose I'm doing a lot of per-
sonal reflecting of late. Last weekend was my
parent's 50th wedding anniversary. My dad,
now full-time in a nursing home, was able to
make it home for a wonderful lunch and cele-
bration. From the strength of their youth until
now, my parents are as beautiful today as they
have ever been. Their perseverance and faith
have taught all us kids a ton.
So, what's that have to do with God, right?
Simple. Family. Yep, family! God is all about it. I
know, so many are broken today but it doesn't
change how God feels. He loves families.
Whether your natural one is intact or apart,
God's desire is for you to be a part of one. Even

for those who have no one around, God says
He places those who are alone in families.
Psalm 68:6.
If you want to know the truth, in my opin-
ion, that's what every local church ought to be
- a family. Whether you agree or not, I appreci-
ate you granting me the space to express my
gratitude to God for the one He's given me. I
thank Him for my mom and dad and brothers
and sisters. I thank him for my wife, Christie,
and all my children; they're all amazing. I
thank Him for the family of God. From my own
congregation, to all my brothers and sisters in
Christ throughout this community and the
entire world I give God thanks. For me, hav-
ing family is the next best thing to knowing
God. For me, knowing God makes family what
it's supposed to be. ,
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of Living Waters
World Outreach Center .

Volunteers needed
The Salvation Army Hope
House is looking for volunteers
that have a few hours a week and
enjoy interacting with people to
* serve as; 1) Clothes Closet Atten-
dants: Wednesday or Friday, 1-4
p.m. 2) Receptionist/Greeters:
Monday, Wednesday or Friday
mornings or afternoons. 3.) Cleri-
cal Assistants: flexible days. If you


nized March 7-13, and is the com- theIAstiWednesday of the month,
ing together of all people of faith foifhisgcontinuing Bible study on
to unite with purpose, compassion, -the :'Attributes of God." Service
and hope for the prevention of starts at 7 p.m. at 96282 Brady
HIV and the healing of AIDS. Point Road. Call 321-2117.
Contact Jennett Wilso'n-Baker --
at (904) 556-3363 or Roselyn U mmuntyoeder
Nobles-Robinson at 261-0577. jtThe Jewish Community of
At elia Jsland will host a Commu-
Summer camp talk ity Seder March 29 at 6 p.m. at
Summer camp opportunities -the Ocean Clubhouse at Amelia
for Nassau County families will be.. Island.Plantation. Ron Price will

are interested in serving, please detailed March 7 at Providence conduct the service; a sign-up ,
call 321-0435 or stop by 410 S. Presbyterian Church, 96537 Parli- sheet is available if you'd like to
Ninth St., at 9th & Date. ament Drive at Nassauville Road. read passages.
Representatives of Montgom- ... ..Attire is dressy casual. Cost is
PaStor apprciaton ery Presbyterian Center near $27 per person and reservations
New Jerusalem, 816 South 10th Starke will speak at the new are required. Send a check
St. will celebrate the 12th Pastor's church's 9:30 a.m. worship serv- payable to Debbie Price and mail
Appreciation in honor of its pastor, ice. -to '58:Laurel Oak Road, Amelia
Elder Ruby Baker, tonight at 7:30 Sing Praise, Providence's new Island, FL32034. For information
p.m. and March 7 at 11:30 a.m. All children's choir, will perform call 310-6060 or e-mail Price at
are welcome. Sunday. The public is invited. For
Prayerbrerak st information, call 432-8118 or visit geaw
www. Gis getaway
The Coalition for the Reduc- i The Women's Ministry of New
tion/Elimination of Ethnic Dispar- Worship and lunch Life Christian Fellowship invites
ities in Health, (CREED) in collab- The community is invited to women to the "Come Away with
oration with Macedonia AME and join Salvation Army Hope House .Me" Girls'Getaway at the World
Prince Chapel AME Church will each Tuesday at noon for its Golf Village Renaissance Resort
host a prayer breakfast for the Weekly Worship Service and with Teri Gladstone Furr and
healing of AIDS on March 6 at 11 lunch. Bart Clark of God's Army Dawn Sweigart, powerful speak-
a.m. at Macedonia AME Church, Ministry will share the Gospel ers with an anointing and deep
202 S. Ninth St. Guest speaker is message March 9. Call 321-0435 passion for the Word of God. The
the Rev. Wendell Webster of or stop by 410 South Date St. event begins April 15 at 7 p.m. and
Macedonia AME Church. A conti- Bible continues April 16 at 9:30 a.m. and
nental breakfast will be served Bible study 7 p.m., with the final meeting at
from 10-10:45 a.m. Join Pastor Rob Goyette Living 9:30 a.m. April 17.
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Pathstothe Soul'
During the Lenten season, worship
at New Vision Congregational Church
is highlighting Paths to the Soul each
Sunday at 10 a.m. through March 28.
Explore various means of connecting
with God and your soul through art,
music and meditation in the context of
creative worship.
On March 7 worship will integrate
meditation as a form of centering your
heart on God. Utilizing guided
imagery, the congregation will explore
h6w meditation may lead them to open
up their souls. Through these creative
services, New Vision offers ways to
know and experience God and the
world through means other than tradi-
tional rituals and sermons.
New Vision worships Sundays at 10
a.m. at 96074 Chester Road in Yulee.
Visit www.NewVisionCongregational or contact the Rev. Mary
Kendrick Moore at (904) 238-1822.
Plantation chapel
Amelia Plantation Chapel organist
Peter Deane will play meditative music
from 12:30-1 p.m. on Wednes'days dur-
ing the Lenten season. This is a time
for quiet reflection for those who wish
to collect their thoughts, to pray or to
On March 21, Amelia Plantation
Chapel proudly presents The Messiah
- a sacred oratorio (Parts II & III) by G.
E Handel, directed by Richard A.
Dickson with full chorus, soloists and 4!'
ordich-suLa iromthe Jacksonville

Symphony. The performance will be
given during the morning worship
service at 9:15 a.m. The chapel is open
'to all.
Holy Week services will include a 5
p.m. Maundy Thursday service April 1.
Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at 7 a.m.
on the beach in front of the Amelia Inn;
9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Easter services
at Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36
Bowmian Road just inside the entrance
to the Amelia Island Plantation. All are
Good Friday musical
,The community is invited to Amelia
Baptist Church on Good Friday, April 2,
at 7 p.m. for "A Covenant of Grace," a
musical that clearly describes how the
events, of Holy Week fulfilled promises
God made to His people. Communion
will be observed as the choral group
communicates the meaning,of the
cross. This moving Lenten musical by
Joseph Martin will be presented by 40
talented singers representing several
area churches.
The choir will be accompanied by an
ensemble of woodwinds, brass, piano
and percussion comprising instrumen-
talists from the Northeast Florida com-
There is no charge for this presenta-
tion. Childcare (ages newborn through
4 years) is available at no cost with
reservations. Call 261.9527.
Amelia Baptist Church is located at
961167 Buccaneer Trail, at the intersec-
Srion of Buccaneer Trail. ALA and'S6uth
.FletcherAvenue(atthe caution-light).

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Wednesday AWANA .........................6:15 pm
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March 7th, 2010
ssage: '"The Secret of Progress"
5am- Classic Worship
15 am Celebration Worship
for Adults & Kids

10:30 am Christian Education:
1) Fearless: Imagine your life without fear.
Led by Antionette Schroder
2) "The Three Colors of Your Spirituality"
Led by Ted Schroder
The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation 36 Bownian Road
(904) 277- 4414


Sunday @11:00
515 Centre Street

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-- Every Sunday ---
Traditional Worship:
8AM & 11AM
Praise Worship: 9:30AM
Nursery provided at all services
Rev. Ida Iverson, Pastor
2600 Atlantic Avenue Fernandina Beach

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Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Comer Old Nassauville Rd.)
Worship Service at 9:30 a.m.
(904) 432-8118

Come Worship with us where
the Bible is our only Authority.
Church Services: 11am
YMCA on Citrona / 225-5368
www.ameliais landchur

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AngCcan Church of worth America
Our province is a founding member of the Anglican Church
of North America

the liable ia eil: nupired Word of God
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Sunday Services
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Morning Prayer 4111 Sunday of each month 10.00 am
Rev J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach

96362 Blackrock Rd, Yulee
Senior Pastor Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Chlldrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Bus Ministry Available

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worhip Service 1030am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, FemandinaBch.
For More Information Call: 261-9527

P/ease joinR us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1 A& Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles

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Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ........... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bomnlevbw Road crosss from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporay Worship
SUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
Youth Nusery&
Chidrmn's Ministries
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Fernandina Beach
Church of Christ
1005 S 141h St
Worship times:
Sun: 930am Bible Class
1030am Worship
Wed:7100pm BibleClass

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

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart ofAll People
Sunday New Members Class 9 am.
Sunday School 9:00 am.
Morning Worship 10:30 anm. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth

Having Trouble Stretching Your Dollar?
Angel Food Ministries is a non-profit food
co-op providing high quality food at a low cost!
Boxes are $30 and feed a family of four for about a week.
Items vary by month, but include fresh/frozen items, meats,
fruits, vegetables, dairy etc. With no income restrictions,
everyone can participate!
Contact Fernandina Beach Church of Christ for
Information or to place an order 904-261-9760

President of
Liberty Seminary

MARCH 1 4th
10:15 AM & :D 63PM
First Baptist Church
1600 8. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FI
(904) 261-3617



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Spiders at Fort
Talbot Islands State Parks
invite visitors to explore the
area's, natural environment
throughout the month of
March. Visitors will have the
chance to discover the impor-
tance of the wildlife and vege-
tation that is part of North
Florida's barrier islands.
On March 6 at 2 p.m. at the
Ribault Club at Fort George
Island Cultural State Park, join
a park ranger for an intriguing
presentation and gain insight
into the spider's world. After
the program, be prepared to
go hiking and find some of
these native spiders. No reser-
vations are necessary and pro-
grams are free with regular
park admission. Call the.
Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 251-2320.
Plant clinic
On March 8 Becky Jordi,
Nassau County Horticulture
Extension Agent, will conduct
a Plant Clinic from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. at the Yulee Extension
Office, AIA and Pages Dairy
Road. All county residents are
invited to bring plant samples
showing problems in their
landscapes. Problems will be
identified and solutions
offered for correction. There
is no fee for this service. For
information call 548-1116.
A Walkin' Nassau
Volkssport Club meeting will
be held March 9 at 6 p.m. at
Sandy Bottoms. All are wel-
come to attend to learn more
about the club, discuss
upcoming events and new
local walking routes. Bring
your friends. Learn more at
Landscape Matters
On March 17, Nassatl
County Master Gardeners
Shirley Lohman and Shirley
Fenton will conduct a
Landscape Matters class on
propagating plants for your
landscape. Various methods

will be demonstrated includ-
ing seeds, cuttings, and divi-
sion. The class will take place
at the UF/IFAS Nassau
County Demonstration
Garden. It is free and open to
the public. For information
visit http://nassau.ifas.ufl.
ters/landmatters.html or call
Horticulture Extension Agefit
Rebecca Jordi at 548-1116.

canoeing course
Experience freestyle pad-
dling at the 2010 Florida
* Freestyle Canoeing
Symposium March 19-21 at
lie Florida State College at
Jacksonville, Betty P Cook
Nassau Center in Yulee.
Freestyle canoeing is
based on the quiet water pad-
dIling techniques of Native
Americans. It emphasizes
smooth, efficient flat water
paddling technique and pre-
cise boat control. The Florida
Freestyle Canoeing
Symposium will offer instruc-
tion by national Canoe
Association instructors for
paddlers of all levels. The
entire event is open to the
public and visitors are wel-
come. Visit www.freestyleca-
River cleanup
The 2010 St Marys River
C. --bi alion. th,: annual spring
ckIning at the river and its
ti ibLu:n ies, will be held March
20 in Nassau and Baker coun-
ties in Florida and Camden
and Charlton counties in
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
cleanup volunteers for entry
to White Oak.
To register contact St.
Marys River Management
Committee Co-Chairman
Dean Woehrle at (904) 879-
3498 or Keep Nassau
Beautiful at 261-0165.

"Reflective Sunrise" by Kathy Brooks won an honorable mention in the 2009 Wild
Amelia Nature Photography Contest. '

Wild Amelia photo contest

Calling all amateur and
professional photographers
who like to photograph the
beauty of Amelia Island the
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
reminds you that the second
annual Nature Photo Contest
is under way for 2010.
Digital photos' of island
flora, fauna and landscapes
highlighting the beauty of
nature may be submitted
from now until April 2.
Beginner and advanced pho-
tographers of all ages are

invited to participate; cash
prizes for first, second and
third 'place will be awarded in
all groups.
A jury of area profession-
al photographers will judge
the photos. Winners will be
announced May 22 at the
fourth annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival at festival
headquarters in the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
The winning photos will be
displayed at the festival and
most will appear in the Wild

under way
Amelia 2011 Nature
Photography calendar.
For details on the contest,
go to
For more information about
the nature festival, which will
include nature photography
classes for adults 'and chil-
dren in addition to ecotours,
exhibits, lectures, stargazing,
music and live animal shows
at various venues around
Amelia Island from May 21-
23, go to www.wildamelia.

'Wild Nite' of gardening March 16
Need some help with your garden and land- cals, palms and turf grass. She will offer hand-
scape choices this spring? Come to "Island outs to help attendees "save money, time and
Gardening," a free nature forum on March 16 frustration."
at 7 p.m. at the Peck Center in Fernandina "Island Gardening" is the fourth in a series
Beach. of "Wild, Nite" presentations leading up to the
Becky Jordi, University of Florida faculty fourth annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival,
member and Nassau County Extension agent, May 21-23. They are co-sponsored by the Wild
will lead the interactive presentation. Amelia Nature Festival and the city of
A certified arborist and master gardener,- Fernandina Beach Department of Parks and
Jordi will focus on good choices for the local Recreation. For more information go to
landscape and review invasive plants, tropi-


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The Cummer Council of the
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens will host the 20th
annual Garden Week with activ-
ities March 15-17.
"Garden Week helps bring
attention to the gardens that
Arthur and Ninah Cummer cre-
ated when she built her home,"
said Robin Albaneze, Cummer
Council president. "By having
this event, I hqpe that the com-
munity realizes what a treasure
we have here in Jacksonville."
Funds raised from the event
will go to the restoration of the
Olmsted Garden located along
the banks of the St. Johns River
behind the museum.
Monday's speaker is author
and visionary garden designer
Renny Reynolds. He will speak
on "Listening to the Land" and
showcase his property,
Hortolus Farm, a 100-acre prop-
erty in New Hope, Pa., that has
been restored and developed
for the public's enjoyment. The
lecture and luncheon begin at
11 a.m. Cost is $60 per person.
Tuesday's speaker is author
Jack Staub, who has written sev-
eral books on developing organ-
ic herb and vegetable gardens.
"Sowing Goodness" will pay
tribute to the virtues of growing
what you eat, not only for the
good of.body and soul, but for
the good of the planet and local
farm economies as well. The
lecture and luncheon begin at
11 am. Cost is $25 per person.
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celebrate the fruits of the Earth
at Parsley, Sage, Rosemary arid
Wine, a wine tasting highlight-
ing three vineyards as well as
appetizers from local growers
and farmers. Cost is. $60 per
Wednesday is Spring
Fashion Day, with a luncheon
and fashion show beginning at
nooh. Cost is $50 per person.
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The annual Alpha Delta
Kappa Multi-Family Garage,
Sale to benefit the educational
sorority's scholarship pro-
gram for high school seniors
will be held March 6 from 8
a.m. to noon at the Emma
Love Hardee Elementary
School cafeteria, 2200 Susan
Drive. Browse a huge selec-
tion of items.
Members of the communi-
ty interested ,in the prevention
and elimination of underage
drinking and other drug use
within Nassau County are
invited to attend this month's
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and
Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) meeting March
16 at 4 p.m.
NACDAC is a non-profit
coalition created to support
and encourage drug-free
lifestyles for the youth of
Nassau County. It meets the
third Tuesday of every month
at 4 p.m. at the County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy
Road, Yulee. Visit www.nac- or call Susan Wood-
ford at 261-5714, ext. 2616.
Retired educators.
The Nassau County
Retired Educators Association
will meet March 16 at 10 a.m.
in the Community Room of
the Fernandina Beach Police
The Executive Board will
meet at 9:30 a.m., with coffee

and refreshments for all and a
program by the Informative
and Protective Services
For information call
Stanley Lofton at 225-9365.
Free fun day
The 10th Annual Kid's Fun
Day, sponsored by the
Fernandina Beach High
School Interact Club, will be
held March 20 from 10:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Central Park
on Atlantic Avenue.
Children ages 3-7 are invit-
ed to enjoy games, prizes, an
art center, jumpy funhouses, a
field play area, face painting/
tattoos, and lots of fun. The
event is free. Children must
be accompanied by an adult.
Big Brotheers Big Sisters of.
Northeast Florida (BBBSNE-
FL) is hosting its second
annual Bowl for Kids' Sake
(BFKS) fundraiser on April 24
at Strikers Family Bowl in
Yulee from 1-3 p.m. Funds
raised go directly to support-
ing one-to-one mentoring
Teams are being formed.
Each team of five raises a
minimum of $500 in pledges
and participates at the bowl-
ing event. In addition to a T-
shirt, food and shoe rental,
the agency will provide prizes
and incentives. For informa-
tion call Erica Fosterat 261-
9500 or register your team
online at www.bbbsnefl.kin-

High ratings for YMS Band

Over the past few months,
Yulee Middle School Band stu-
dents prepared for and partici-
pated in the Solo and Ensemble
Festival, held Feb. 12-13 at
Landmark Middle School. Fifty-
six students, grades 6-8, par-
ticipated in the festival.
The students were tremen-
dously successful, with 43 supe-

rior ratings, 13 excellent 1ar-
ings and 5 good ratings.
Once again these talented.
dedicated students represented
Yulee Middle School in an
exemplary manner.
More importantly, they r- p-
resented the community irn a
commendable and upstanding


Summer classes
Summer registration has
begun at Amelia Island
Parent Cooperative Preschool
for ages 3-5 (turn 3 before
Sept. 1). Sessions are two
weeks each, from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. Cost is $175 for five days
a week/two weeks, or $125
for Monday, Wednesday,
Friday/two weeks.
Session I is June 21-July 2
with the theme Animals;
Session II is July 12-23 with
the theme Global Kids; and
Session III is July 26-Aug. 5
with the theme Sea Life. -
Discounts are available if
registering for all three ses-
sions. Registration forms are
available at www.aip or
call 261-1161.
Enrichment camp
Step by Step Learning
Centers I and II are offering a
summer enrichment camp for
children through fifth grade to
work on math, English, gram-
mar, geography, science and
Spanish. Summer day camp is
available from 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost is $100/week, including
breakfast, lunch and a snack.

For information call Step
by Step I at 277-8700 or Step
by Step II at 261-6030.
Step by Step
Step by Step Learning
Centers I and II are now regis-
tering for the 2010 summer
VPK program and the 2010-11
school year program. They
are pilot program approved to
register your child for the
VPK programs of your choos-
ing. For information contact
Step by Step I, 1986 Citrona
Drive, Fernandina Beach, at
277-8700, or Step by Step II,
95734 Amelia Concourse in
Yulee, at 261-6030.
AIPCP classes
Fall registration has begun
at Amelia Island Parent
Cooperative Preschool for 2-
and 3-year-oldls. Classes meet
from 9:15 a.m.-12:15 pm.
Monday, Wednesday and
Friday.for 3-year-olds (turn
three before Oct. 1). Cost is
$175/month. Classes meet
Tuesday and Thursday for 2-
year-olds (turn 2 before Oct.
1). Cost is $125/month.
Registrater at www.aipcp.
org or call 261-1161.

Town hall meeting to tackle underage drinking
For the News-Leader in 20 reported being drunk at meetings will take place in comrn- about the impact of underage
least once in the past month. munities across America dur- drinking and will to'develop
Alcohol use among children Nearly 1 out' of every 7 10th ing the week of March 22-26, possible solutions. Stakehold-
and adolescents starts early graders and about 2 out of which coincides with the start ers within the community are
and increases rapidly with age. every 7 12th graders reported of April's Alcohol Awareness invited to what organizers
According to the National being drunk at least once in Month. expect to be a frank discussion.
Institute on Drug Abuse, in the last month. Fernandina Beach High "We hope that you can be a
2008 15.9 percent of 8th To help educate young peo- School's Student Government part of this important effort to
graders, 28.8 percent of 10th pie and caring adults about the Association is planning a tQwn educate our community about
graders, and 43.1 percent of risk associated with underage hall meeting for our area on the importance of preventing
12th graders reported drink- drinking, the federal govern- March 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the underage drinking," said Rob
ing an alcoholic beverage in ment's Interagency Coordina- school, 435 Citrona Drive. Hicks, student government
the previous month. ting Committee on the The meeting will offer an sponsor, and Julia Belcher,
Heavy drinking is a prob- Prevention of Underage opportunity to educate parents, FBHS student body president.
lem at all three grade levels. Drinking is supporting a series .teachers, officials, youth and For. information call the
Among eighth graders, about 1 of town hall meetings. The other community members school at 261-5713.

Emma Love
Fifth grader Trevor Dubose
won a poster contest at Emma
Love Hardee Elementary as
part of a visit from children's,
book author Marianne Berkes.
Berkes is the author of many
. award-winnii'g books, such as
Going Home: the Mystery of
Animal Migration, Over in the
Ocean and Seashels by the
Seashore. She gave a presenta-
tion as part of the Amelia
Island Book Festival's Authors
in Schools program. Dubose's
poster most resembled the
beautiful illustrations in
Berkes' books. He won
signed by the author. He is
pictured with, from left, librar-
ian Liz Smith and Berkes.

with Kinderstudios in Fernandina Beach recently
attended their first dance competition. They raised
money for their costumes anid competition fees by hold-
ing a garage sale and a silent auction, said Alexandra_ -
Carroll of 'Kinderstudios. "They did really )Well nd id
were really proud of them." Above, Chloe Haigley does a
split jump. Left, Chandler Grant, Gabriel Douglas,
Kassandra Godin and Rachel Crump perform.

3-D art
Students at the "3-D Critters" children's workshop taught by Anne Howden'Feb. 4 and 18 at the Island Art
Association Gallery show off their work. Ten elementary age children made 3-D bugs, butterflies and grasshop-
pers. A wire and newspaper skeleton was made at the first session. The second session was spent carefully mold-
ing plaster strips around each skeleton. The Island Art Associa-tion will offer Middle School Art on Saturday from
10:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Mommy & Me art, March 15 from 10-11 a.m.; and Saturday Children's Art, March 27,
two sessions: 10-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sign up by calling the gallery at 261-7020. Classes are free,
courtesy of the Woodcock Foundtion of Jacksonville. The gallery is at 18 N. Second St. Visit





The MPS Group Championships 2009 finalist Aleksandra Wozniak returns to the First Coast for The MPS Group
Championships April 5-11 at the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Trio of players return to Ponte Vedra

Three returning tournament players
have committed to play in The MPS Group
Championships, along with newcomer
Lucie Safarova, in the tournament's return
to Sawgrass Country Club April 5-11. The
foursome joins the Ponte Vedra Beach
field that boasts its 2009 champion and
No. 3 in the world Caroline Wozniacki,
.n .l--S O(p n-sensation Melanie Oudin.
Akhna Bondarehko enters the tourna-
ment's singles field after celebrating her
second career singles (2006 Luxembourg)
title earlier this year at Hobart, where as
the tournament's No. 4 seed, she cleanly
beat second seeded Shahar Peer with a
straight set (6-2, 6-4) victory. Her suc-
cessful 2009 season included a runnerup
finish at Warsaw, two semifinal finishes
(Moscow, Budapest) and two quarterfi-
nal finishes in Madrid as well as at The
MPS Group Championships.
Returning for her second appearance,
2009 runnerup Aleksandra Wozniak has
competed in three tournaments this year
Brisbane, Hobart and the Australian
Open. Wozniak owns one Sony Ericsson
WTATour singles title, which she claimed
in 2008 at Stanford..Herwin gave her the
distinction of becoming the first Canadian
in more than 20 years to win a four singles
Wozniak won her place in The'MPS
Group Championships 2009 finals by beat-
ing Nadia Petrova, the tournament's No.
1 seed, in a three set (6-4, 4-6, 6-2) semifi-
nal match.
Kateryna Bondarenko, sister of Alona,
claims one Sony Ericsson WTA Tour sin-
gles title (2008 Birmingham) and has
achieved eight quarterfinal tournament
appearances with her most recent at the
2009 U.S. Open.
Last year at The MPS Group
Championships Alona and Kateryna

2010 Hobart winner Alona Bondarenko will conipete in Ponte Vedra.

opposed one. another during their second
round. Alona, the tournament's No. 7 seed,
came out on top with a three-set win (4-6,
6-4, 6-3).
Winner of four career Sony Ericsson
WTA Tour singles titles (2005.Estoril,
Forest Hills, 2006 Gold Coast, 2008 Forest
Hills), Lucie Safarova enters The MPS
Group Championships field with a strong
2010 seasonal start. In her first tourna-
ment this year, Safarova reached the quar-
terfinals at Brisbane before falling to even-
tual champion Kim Clijsters in three sets.

At Paris, her most recent tournament, she
defeated three tournament top seeds (No.
2 Flavia Pennetta, No. 4 Francesca
Schiavone, No.. 6 Shahar Peer), advancing
her to the final round. As an unseeded
entrant, Safarova was beaten by the No. 1
seed, Elena Dementieva, in a three-set
final. Safarova is a member of the Czech
Fed Cup Team and participated in the
2008 Czech Olympic team.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-
800-486-8366 or on-line, at www.mps-




Knights hit YHS

gridiron Saturday

With a track meet sched-
uled Saturday at the University
of North Florida, the Jackson-
ville Knights, a professional
minor league football team, will
play at Yulee High School.
All proceeds from conces-
sions will benefit Yulee High's
Booster Club.
The Knights will be facing
the surging Brevard Rams, who
have not lost since the Knights
beat them in week two of the
Florida Football Alliance sea-
son. The game will be at 3:30
p.m. at Yulee High School.
There will be a special raffle
for a football helmet auto-
graphed by former Jaguar quar-
terback Mark Brunell.
Tight end Erik Gibson is the
linebackers coach for the YHS
Hornets and was instrumental
in getting the game played in
The Jacksonville (nights
remain undefeated with last
weekend's come-from-behind
victory against the 2009 top
ranked team in America, 18-14.
The St. Lucie Bobcats started
fast, scoring on their very first
possession; the Knights were
Sable to answer with a field goal
from Nease High School's Ross
Langer. The Bobcats scored
again, going into halftime with
a 14-9 lead.
In the second half, the
Knights' smothering defense
had St. Lucie quarterback
Lasaun Davis running for his
lile The defense had numer-
i:u; sacks and kept pressure
on Davi, tol hold the Bobcats
s.'r-less in thr second half.
The defense was led by local

Yulee High School line- -
backers coach Erik Gibson
in action with the Knights,
who will play Saturday at
YHS at 3:30 p.m.

player Joey Lopes, who had one
quarterback sack, two forced*
fumbles, one fumble recovery
and one blocked kick.
University of Troy corner
back Travis Moss shut down
St. Lucie's star wide receiver
Harold Davis and broke up
numerous passes directed 'for
The Knights' running game
found success all game long
vith University of Louisville
star Greg Brant and James
Turner III both scoring touch-
down runs. Derrick Nettles led
the Knights in rushing with 71
yards on only 11 carries to con-
tinue his dominance at running
Tickets for Saturday's game
are $7 for adults, $5 for students
and military, $3 for children 6-
12 and 5 and under are admit-
ted free.
For information, visit jack-


JV Pirates edge Bolles Bulldogs

Fernandina Beach High
Scho'..ll's ju nior varsity baseball
team traveled t:' Jacksonville,
for a matchup with the Bolles
Bulld'.'gs Mondav
Will Woods started on the
mound for the Pirates, going
two-thirds of an inning, giving
up six runs on five hits and
walking twj Thomas Guinn
came in for relief and shut the
Bulldogs' offense down, going
5 1/3 innings and giving up two
runs un six hits, striking out
seven and walking five.
"Thomas really showed
some toughness out there,"
FBHS Coach Jude Swearingen
said. "He refused to lose and
became a leader.for our team.
He told me, 'I'm not coming out
until we win this game.'"
After being down by six
after the first inning, the Pirate
offense woke up and put nine
runs on the board to win 9-8 in
six innings (two-hour time lim-
its for JV baseball).
Guinn (2-for-4, two runs
scored, two RBIs with a dou-
ble and a home run) and Nick
Crawford (two runs scored, two

RBIs with a double and awalk)
led the offense.
'This was a good win for us,
especially coming back from
that first-inning deficit," Swear-
ingen said.
The Pirates traveled to
Episcopal Feb. 25 and were
defeated 7-4, taking their first
loss of the season.
Avery Womble started and
received a no-decision on the
mound for the Pirates, going
three innings, giving up three
runs (two earned) on two hits,
three strikeouts and three
walks. Guinn came in for relief,
taking the loss while giving up
four runs on three hits, walking
and striking out two apiece.
"We led all offensive cate-
gories except the run totals,"
Swearingen said.
Jake Foley (3-for-3, two runs
scored, an RBI and a walk) and
Drew Bowman (2-for-3, a run
scored, a walk and a stolen
base) led the offense.
The Pirates host Fleming
Island tonight at 6 p.m. and
Camden County for a double-
header at noon Saturday.

Yulee's Gbolo wins

state boxing title


Jaleel Gbolo, 15, a freshman
at Yulee High School, captured
the 150-pound weight class title
during a recent AAU boxing
tournament in Tampa.
"It was the fifth round, I was
losing and I got a knockout,"
Gbolo said. "They had a big
ceremony in Jacksonville. It
was pretty cool."
Gbolo started boxing when
he was just eight years old -
"just little tournaments in
Jacksonville" and, in the last
two seasons, boasts a 23-3
"My dad started training me
and taught me a new tech-
nique," Gbolo said. "That's
when I started winning."
He lost his first three bouts
last season and hasn't lost
since. He was undefeated this
past season.
He will fight again June 3.
"I want to go pro," Gbolo

Yulee High School fresh-
man Jaleel Gbolo.

Gbolo moved to Yulee from
Jacksonville and plays football
for the Hornets. He started on
junior varsity and moved up to
varsity and logged time at safe-
ty and quarterback.

Heart disease notjust a man's problem
Jets' Quarterback Mark Sanchez has heart, reducing blood of its cases, says WISE chair C. Noel
joined the fight against women's heart flow and oxygenation Bairey Merz, a cardiologist at Cedars-
disease. In an advertisement shown on of the heart. Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
CBS during the Super Bowl and in con- According to Since 1984, heart disease has claimed
tinuing circulation, Sanchez speaks research, approximate- the lives of more women each year than
while the actual sound of his heart beats v ly three million women the year prior, but the WISE study is but
in the background. have this condition and one of a limited number of studies focus-
Sinchez says he is "sharing my heart -1 routine X-ray studies of ing on women, whereas the vast majori-
to let women know that the symptoms of the heart, called an ty of heart disease studies are per-
women's heart attacks can be different A angiogram, may not formed in men.
than men's. Learn more. You are impor- even show it. Research has shown many women
tant to me, especially if you watch foot- SPORTS Additional testing by with small vessel heart disease, such as
ball." your doctor or cardiol- "coronary microvascular syndrome," go
While symptoms, such as chest pain, MEDICINE ogist may be neces- on to develop large heart blockages,
may occur with heart disease or a heart GR GORY sary to prove the con- which ultimately can lead to a heart
attack, they are not always present. edition exists. attack. Therefore, the take-home mes-
Other symptoms of heart disease that SMI''H, M.D. Women with this sage is, says Sopko, "If you have symp-
may seem less clear for a heart attack --...- condition often do not toms, don't sit on them. Go ahead and
include nausea, shortness of breath, experience chest pain, have them checked out."
dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, but instead often present to their doctor For information on heart disease,
abdominal pain or heart bur1n, sweating, with complaints of "lack of energy," visit the American Heart Association's
dizzihess or unusual fatigue. "tiredness" or "fatigue." Unfortunately, website at

IHeart disease is the No. 1 killer of
women in this country, but many still
consider heart disease to be a man's
problem. IHowever, studies have shown
this is far from the truth. For example, a
study published in the Journal ofthe '
American College of Cardiology report ed .
that women may actually be more at risk
than men for certain types of heart dis-
ease. Specifically, women have a higher
risk of "coronary microvascular syn-
drome," a condition in which plaque has
accumulated in the tiniest arteries oflthe

given the fact the angiogram may be
normal, many women often are misdiag-
nosed as "neurotic or depressed," said
George Sopko of the National Heart,
L,ung and Blood Institute, who serves as
the project officer for the ongoing WISE
The study is known as WISE, for
Women's Ischemia Syndrome
Evaluation, and has followed 1,000
women since 1996. While men also can
develop "coronary microvascular syn-
drome," they make up only 20 percent

This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicitie and
safety. It is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by a doctor It
i'4only designed to offer guidelines on the
prevention, recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific concerns
should be discussed with a physician.
Mail questions to Gregory Smith, M.D.,
1250 S. 18th St., Suite 204, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-8787 or visit
www.gsm ithmd.corn.



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FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010 SPORTS News-Leader

Jaguarpep aly Mach 8
Touchdown Jacksonville will hold a
Jacksonville Jaguar pep rally from 5-7 p.m.
March 8 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. The public is invited. The event is
being held to rekindle the interest in the
Jacksonville Jaguars around the First Coast.
Former Jaguar Tony Boselli, Jaxson
deVille and the Roar cheerleaders will be on
hand. Touchdown Jacksonville will unveil
details about Team Teal, the long-term plan to
increase community support and boost ticket
sales. Refreshments will be served. Call
Karen Werling at 556-9549.

The Yulee High School Foundation will
hold the "Ride for Education" poker run March
13. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. at Nassau
Powersports, 463360 SR 200/A1A, Yulee.
Kickstands up at 10 a.m. The ride ends at
Murray's Grille, 463852 SR 200/A1A, Yulee.
Fee is $35 per firder, $15 per passenger.
Entry fee for the bike show bragging rights
contest is $5. There will be a 50/50 drawing,
door prizes and food specials.

Yulee Pop Wamernwill hold early sign-ups
from 9 a.m. to noon March 20 at the ballpark.

Continental Championship Wrestling is
March 20 at Yulee Middle School with a 7:30
p.m. bell time. The main event is an eight-
man tag team match as Rock and Roll Chris
Turner, The Marcs Brothers and Booger take
on John Douglas, Scotty Biggs, Kaos and
Kevin Toole. Southern States champ Maddog
Miller puts his title on the line against Jarred
Micheals; Cuzin Ricky Jay will take on Otto
Riley; and Kevin Kantrell battles Skylark. Also .
see Riot, Cheyne Miles, Jonathon Wells,
Blaine Rage arid Samantha Steele. Tickets
are $6 in advance (from YMS) and $7 at the
door. A portion of the proceeds benefits YMS
athletics. Visit

Getreadyfr Katie Rde
Jim Marino, owner of Nassau Physical
Therapy, has joined forces with David Caples,
founder Katie Ride for Life, to help promote
cycling and encourage participation for the
upcoming April 17 Katie Ride for Life. Training
rides take place at 8 a.m. (actually start riding
at 8:30 a.m.) each Saturday until the Ride.
The rides start at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center on Amelia Island. Visit

McA rthurYMCA spring sporn
The McArthur Family YMCA is offering flag

football, volleyball and cheerleading this
spring. The Y has two locations for flag foot-
ball and cheerleading, the McArthur YMCA
sport fields and the new site at the YMCA
Yulee Kids Campus. The games and prac-
tices for the McArthur flag football and cheer-
leading. leagues will be held at the fields locat-
ed directly behind Kmart in Fernandina
Beach. The games and practices for the
Yulee leagues will be located on Pages Dairy
Road across from the fire department.
Volleyball will be offered at the McArthur
YMCA gym.
Registration ends March 7, with practices
starting the week of March 22. Season kicks
off April 1 and runs through May 27. Games
will be played Thursday nights.
The fall flag football league is open to any-
one ages 4-14, with cheerleading open to
anyone ages 6-12 and volleyball. open to any-
one ages 8-14, as of Jan. 1. The cost is $50
for YMCA members and $100 for non-mem-
bers (financial assistance is available to those
who qualify). All players will receive a jersey
and an end-of-the-season medal. Call 261-
1080 or.visit

Im StreetLUttle League
Sign up for baseball, including T-Ball, or
softball (ages 5-16) through Elm Street Little
League from 2:30-6 p.m. Monday through
Friday at the MLK Center. Fee is $30 for T-
Ball and $40 for baseball or softball. Contact
President Wayne Peterson at 753-1663.

Yuee Little League opening day
Yulee Little League will hold its opening
ceremonies March 6 beginning at 9 a.m.
There will be "bouncies," a DJ and barbecue
dinners for the hungry ones.

BabeRuth openngday
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth opening day
for T-ball and rookie teams is March 6 and
March 20 for minor, major and senior teams.

Sign upforsoftball
The city of Femandina Beach will sponsor
a youth softball league for ages 8-15 (as of
Dec. 31) with three divisions available (15-,
12- and 10-and-under) with machine pitch for
10-and-under. Copy of birth certificate re-
quired. Local games will be played Monday
and Thursday nights at the Ybor Alvarez com-
plex on Bailey Road.
Register through March 12 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. Fee is $45 for city
residents, $54 non-city, with a $5 discount for
each additional sibling. Tryouts will be March
16 and draft is March 18. Practices begin
March 22. Season starts April 12. The league
will follow the 2010 Babe Ruth Rule Book.
Volunteer coaches and. umpires are need-
ed. Contact Jay at 277-7350 or e-mail him at



Chuck Belinski of the area council of the Knights of Columbus, right, presented Eddie
Turvey, a fourth grader at St. Michael Academy, center, with a plaque recently. Turvey
had the highest score for the boys in the 10-year-old division during the annual
Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest Jan. 30 at the Peck Center. Belinski also
presented Turvey with a medal as the highest, scorer for the North Jacksonville area
regional competition. Also pictured is Deborah Suddarth, principal of St. Michael

Christ Walk slips past Journey

The team everyone pre-
dicted to win the regular sea-
son for 2010 took a hit in the
win column Saturday. In the
race for the Family Driven
Softball League crown, the
Journey Church took on
Christ Walk in a battle of the
last two remaining one-loss
The first three inningS
seemed a contest of which
team would make the first
move as both squads were
tied at one run each. The
Journey struck first as Derek
Bellar's high-powered offense
scored four runs in the .
fourth, making the score 6-2.
Christ Walk began to
come alive in the fifth inning,
holding the Journey scoreless
for two innings while chip-
ping into Journey's lead. The
seventh and final inning
began with an inside-the-park
home run by Bellar, pastor of
the Journey, making the
score 10-8.
Christ Walk, which never
led the entire game, found
itself in the final inning with

two runners on with two outs.
Craig Chamberlain blasts a
shot to right'field and out-ran
the play to home plate as
Christ Walk scored three
runs on the play to win the
contest 11-10.
Chamberlain's efforts
earned him FDSL player of
the week as he belted. in five
of the final six runs in the
final two innings to give his
team the win. The win places
Christ Walk alone in first
place with a 7-1 record. The
Journey drops to second
place at 7-2.
In other FDSL action, the
Springhill Angels (6-2), led by
a 4-for-4 performance by,
Shannon Crosby, defeated
David Keay's The Bridge (5-
3) by a score of 12-4. Player
and coach Anthony Evatt
went 4-for-4 with a triple as
his Celebration Team Two
recorded its sixth straight win
to defeat Lannie Road Baptist
Church from Jacksonville 14-
13. Chris Spivey also went 4-
for-4 with a home run for the

Yulee Baptist Church (2-7)
defeated Five Points 19-9.
Julie Peterson led Yulee with
a 3-for-4 performance. A 4-for-
4 performance by the 4-4
Springhill Saints' Chris
McKipney was not enough as.
Celebration Team One (6-3)
won the contest 13-12. Four
players, Jude Swearingen,
Jack Martin, Eric Harris and
Zack Martin, each hit 3-for-4
for Team One.
First Baptist's Team Two
(6-3) defeated Celebration
Team Three (5-4) 25-1 as
Scott Schol hit 5-for-5 and
scored three runs. Bruce
Holland also went 4-for-4 and
scored four runs for Eddie
Claxton's Team Two.
The final contest of the
day featured Celebration
Team Four (5-2) as they
defeated First Baptist Team
One by a score of 23-4. Cory
Reynolds went 4-for-4 with
three home runs.
Games will return to FDSL
field Saturday starting at 9
a.m. For information contact
Ernie Stuckey at 261-6083.


at Baldwin
at Bodles
at Bishop Snyder
at Hilliard
District at FBHS

Junior Varsity Baseball
March 11 at Hilliard
March 18 BOLLES
March 22 at Camden County
March 29 atFemandna
March 31 at West Nassau
April 12 atTrinty Christian
AprI 13 at Episcopal
Varsity Basebll
Mardch 12 at Femandna Beach'
March 18 at Bolles'
March 20 at Hawthorne
March 23 at Robert E. Lee
March 25 atFirst Coast
March 30 at Retcher
Apr 7 vs. Station Camp, Tenn.
Ap 9 vs. North Marion
ApI 10' Champonship rounds
Api 20 at An drew Jackson
April 22 HILUARD (seniors)
i26-29 DistrictatFemandina
March 9 at FBHS (AIP)
March 11 BOLLES
March 16 at West Nassau
March 18 HILUARD
March 29 at Bishop Kenny

Apnl 14 District a et 1
March 11 WEST NASSAU 4:30
March 20 Bob Hayes, Raines TBA
March 25 at Hilliard 4:00
April 1 County atYulee 4:00
April 15 Distric 4-2A at Bolles 2:00
April23 Region1-2AatBolles 11am
MayV1 state 2A at Winter Park 9am
March 5-6 Camden Invitational 3:00
March 9 YULEE (AIP) 4:00
March 11 St Johns Co. Day (AIP) 4:00
March 16 at Boles 4:00
March 18 at BishopKenny 4:00
March 24 at StJohnsCo.Day 4:00
March 25 PAXON (AIP) 4:00
March 24 at West Nassau 4:00
March 25 at Yulee 4:00
March 29 at BishopSnyder 4:00
April 13-14 District 3-2AatBolles 8am
March 5 BOLLES' 6:30
March 9 at Episcopal" 6.00
March 11 RAINES 6:00
March 12 at Stanton 5:30
March 15 at West Nassau 6.00
March 16 at Yulee 6:00
March 19 at Boles 6:00
.March 23 EPISCOPAL 6:00
March 25 at Arington Co. Day 4:00
March 29 FIRSTCOAST 6:30
April 13 at University Christan 5:00
April 16 PONTE VEDRA 7:00
April 19-22 DISTRICT3-3A TBA
Varsity Baseball
March 5 at Lake Wales 7:00
March 6 at Winter Haven 12:00
March 9 MARIST 7:00
March 10 0. Park, BB Grounds 7:00
March 12 YULEE" 7:00
March 16 at Raines" 6:00
March 18 PONTEVEDRA 7:00
March 19 at Episcopal" 7:00
March 23 GLYNNACADEMY 7:00
March 24 CAMDEN COUNTY 7:00
March 31 at Glynn Academy 7:00
April 1 at Trinity 5:00
April13 BOLLES' 7:00

AFril 15 at Creekside 6:00,
April 16 at Yulee 6:00
April 26 TRINITY 7:00
April22 at Fleming Island 4:00
" strict
Junior Varlty Baseball
March 6 CAMDEN CO. (DH) 12:00
March 8 BISHOP SNYDER 5:00

March 9
March 12
March 15
March 16
March 19
March 23
March 25
March 29
March 31
April 5
April 12

at West Nassau
at Fleming Island
at Glynn Academy
at Orange Park
at Camden Co. (DH)




March 9
March 16
March 18
March 19
March 23
March 25
March 26
March 30
April 13
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FRIDAY, MARCH 5.2010 SPORTS News-Leader

Wilson Tennille, right, landed this nice.Amelia Island sea trout while casting a minnow-type plug, the
Rapala "Countdown," while fishing in the upper reaches of the Nassau River. Rusty and Michelle
Rowell, above, landed a double-header of sea trout from the deep waters of Egans Creek.

Puppy drum,

on Whitman of Leaders &
Sinkers reports good
: catches of bull whiting
coming from the sgirf
while fishing with ultra-fresh
shrimp. Puppy drum and
sheepshead are also running along
the St. Marys jetty rocks and deep
holes in the backwater.rivers and
bays, Whitman reports.
Chris Taylor of Atlantic Seafood
reports that fishing boats are depart-
ing from the Fernandina Harbor
Marina, but because of the cold
weather, fishermen are speeding
home to warm up after their cold
day on the water.
Local bait and tackle stores,


be schooling

sheepshead running along jetty

including the Bait ing hours this weekend with a low traditional trout float Florida. Look
House, Amelia Bait tide arriving at the entrance of the Looks like Sunday will be the river bass fish
& Tackle, Leaders Amelia River at 8 a.m. Look for best weather day for running to the last hour of tih
& Sinkers and schools of reds to be migrating off Big Ledge, where a nice run of few hours of t
Atlantic Bait & the flats to the shallow edges of the wahoo and blackfin tuna is presently working dark
Tackle, are Amelia River just south of the Shave taking place. Wahoo are running to Worms" close
presently stocked Bridge.. Red fishermen should either 70 pounds and taking Islander lures mouths of fee
up with live "Power Pole" down and wait for the rigged with large ballyhoo. The best sloughs.
shrimp. However, schools of reds to move into casting lure color has been red and black, Forest Eva
it's best to call range or pole quietly until a school is blue and white and purple. Blackfin drum should
IE ahead of time to identified. Live shrimp barbed under tuna are weighing to 30 pounds and The News-i
make sure you a "Popping" cork is a deadly tactic taking "Cedar Plugs" trolled deep anglers to sub;
have a good supply for taking winter reds. with wire lines, rigged with five- catches. E-ma
of live shrimp for Sea trout should be running in pound trolling weights. fbnewsleaderc
your day on the Tiger Basin, Bell's River and Egans March and April are both excel- Box 766, Fert;
S water. Creek during the flood tide, which lent months to catch freshwater bass 32035, or dro
Redfish should arrives Saturday at 4:10 p.m. in the many tidal freshwater rivers 511 Ash St. in
ig during the early morn- Drift a live shrimp deep under a, and small lakes in Northeast Call Beth Jone


for some of the best
ling to come during the
ie flood and the last
the falling tide while
-colored 'Trick
Sto the river's edge,
der creeks and shallow
Itt predicts the big
be biting any day now.
Leader encourages local
mit photographs of their
il photos to bjones@
'om, mail them to PO.
landina Beach, FL
p them by the office at
SFernandina Beach.
s at 261-3696.


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

Dnim tournament
The Nassau Sport Fishing
Association will hold its 12th
annual Drum Tournament
March 12 through April 18.
Fee is $40 per angler.
Captain's meeting is at 7 p.m.
March 12 at Ten Acres, Kraft
Athletic Club.
Preregister at Leaders &
Sinkers, 1006 South 14th St.,
or at the meeting. Eighty per-

cent of the entry fee will be
paid out in prizes. Entry fee
for tournament-within-a-tour-
nament is $10. Entry forms
available at Bait House, 620
North 14th St.; Amelia Island
Bait and Tackle, 1925 South
14th St.; and Atlantic Sea-
food, 10 Ash St. Call chairman
Don Whitman at 321-2800 or
Free vessel safety check
As the weather starts to
got warnwr and with t1he
increase in daylight hours
more and more recreational
boaters will be g,-i iiio. their
boats ready for the spring and
summer seasons. Before hit-
ting'the water, the Coast
Guard Auxiliary urges
boaters to make sure they
have the required safety

equipment and that it is in
working order by taking
advantage of a free vessel
safety check.
Vessel safety checks are
conducted by qualified mem-
bers of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary and are the best
way of learning about prob-
lems that might be a violation
of state or federal laws and
provide the boating public
with additional safety tips that
could possibly mitigate or
eliminate preventable danger
on the water. Vessel safety
checks can be conducted on
any.type of watercraft from
boats, personal watercraft to
Life jackets, fire extin-
guishers and distress signals
are just some of the items
'required by federal regula-
tions. The Coast Guard also
suggests boaters equip their
vessels with a marine VHF
radio, GPS device and 406
MHz EPIRB (Emergency
Position Indicating Radio
Beacon for off shore boating).
There aren't any penalties
associated with not passing
the check. Those who do pass
may display this year's decal
on their boat.
Now is also a great time to
take advantage of one of the
many boating safety courses
offered by the Coast Guard
Auxiliary and become'
acquainted or reacquainted
with basic boating skills, sea-
manship and the most cur-
rent rules and regulations
that may also save a live or
prevent and accident. Visit
Flotilla 14-1 website at .

For the seventh consecu-
tive year, the Northeast

Florida Association of
Realtors will raise funds for
the Haven Hospice Roberts
Care Center in Palatka
through a catch-and-release
Charity Bass Fishing
' Tournament March 27.
NEFAR donates 100 percent
of all proceeds raised to
Hairen Hospice and has
donated more than $108,000
during the past six years.
Two-person fishing teams
leave the Palatka city.dock at
safe light arid weigh-ii is
scheduled for 3 p.m. Teams
compete for prizes, including
a $2,500 guaranteed payback
for first prize. There is an 80
percent payback to one in
every five boats. An additional
$250 cash drawing for boaters
who are present immediately
follows the tournament. Visit
www.nefarcharitablebasstour- or call Nancie
Zimmerman at (904) 394-
9494, ext. 1320, or Glenn East
at (904) 394-99132.

Boat crew trainees are be-
ing sought by the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 14-1,
Amelia Island. Participants
must be at least 17 years of
age and a U.S. citizen.
Training consists of shore-
side and on-the-water activi-
ties aimed at teaching the
necessary theory and practi-
cal skills required to become
a fully qualified crew member.
Training is by qualified Coast
Guard Auxiliary and active
duty instructors on Coast
Guard Auxiliary vessels.
Successful completion of
the Boat Crew training per-
mits the auxiliarist to crew
any U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary boat within their
district and the potential to

serve on board many differ-
ent U.S. Coast Guard vessels.
Crew qualified auxiliarists
may also advance to the high-
est on-water qualification of
coxswain, the small boat skip-
This course includes
heavy weather seamanship,
advanced boat handling,
advanced navigation, search
and rescue and advanced tow-
ing. Successful completion of
the coxswain training permits
the auxillatry member to skit-
per any U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary,boat within their
district. Training for both the
crew and coxswain positions
is free. Certain uniforms and
safety equipment are re-
quired and not reimbursed,
but may be tax-deductible.
Call 261-1889 or visit

Kayak tourney May7-8
The seventh annual
Jacksonville Kayak Fishing
Classic, the world's largest
kayak fishing tournament,
will be May 7-8 in Jackson-
ville. It has a fun, conserva-
tion-oriented format and rais-
es funds for children's pro-
grams at the Down Syndrome
Association of Jacksonville,
Daniel Memorial and the Guy
Harvey Ocean Foundation.
With more than 175
anglers already signed up via
early registration, officials
expect that more than 350
kayak anglers will target red-
fish, trout and flounder in a
catch-photo-release format
with more than $80,000 in
prizes and gifts. Last year's
event had the world's largest
attendance of 430 paddlers
with more than $75,000 in
prizes and gifts.
The captain's meeting is

May 7 at Jacksonville's St.
Ephrem Syriac Catholic
Church. Check-in, awards
ceremonies and a banquet are
set for May 8 at St. Ephrem
Syriac Catholic Church.
Entry fee is $60 and includes
* a captain's bag with a tourna-
ment T-shirt, entry into the
raffles and banquet. A special
VIP entry for $110 is also
Anglers will be launching
and fishing at any inshore
lIdMtion WittilH DDUVAl
Nassau, St. Johns, Camden
and Glynn counties.
Trophies, kayaks, fishing
gear and gift certificates will
be awarded for first place
through fourth place finishers
in four open divisions and
first place through third place
in the fly fishing division.
Divisions include the redfish-
trout-flounder slam, biggest
redfish, biggest trout, biggest
flounder and the redfish-trout
fly slam. There are also con-
tingency prizes, awards for
top junior angler, top lady
angler, top senior angler, a
mystery fish prize, a raffle for
the Best Dang Tackle Box
and raffles.
Register online at www.
Classic.comn or pick up an
entry form at Strike-Zone
Fishing, Black Creek Outfit-
ters, All Wet Sports and
Gander Mountain.

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



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Natures best an brightest


Garden Show, produced
by the Fernandina
Farmers Market, will roll
out nature's brightest colors
Saturday and Sunday at Central
Park in Fernandina Beach.
With growers and nurseries
from around the state, the
Amelia Island Garden Show will
.feature more than 50 vendors
with a full assortment of flowers,
plants, trees and palms, orchids,
bonsai, water pond accessories,
native plants, butterfly-friendly
plants, shrubs and garden acces-
Featured attractions include:
The Butterfly Encounter and The
Raptor Experience.
The farmers and producers of
the Fernandina Farmers Market
will also be part of the show with
their produce, organic products,
gourmet baked goods and vari-
ety of prepared foods.
The "Ask the Expert" booth
will feature presentations,
demonstrations and hands-on
workshops throughout the day.
Question and answer sessions
will follow each feature. The
speaker schedule includes:
*9:30-10:15 am.
Steps to an Environmentally
Sensible Landscape with James
Loper ofReflections of Nature
A Fernandina Farmers
Market vendor, Reflections of
Nature is a design and build firm
that provides environmentally
.sensible landscape design and
installation services. As a mem-
ber of the Florida Native Plant
'Society, Loper will present infor-
mation about protecting the natu-
ral-area, nature conservancy, tips
on reducing energy use, advice
on reducing storm water runoff
and recycling yard and kitchen

The gar-
den show
will offer
food ven-
(An's egg
rolls, at
and much

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Growing Quality Foods in
Florida with Gary Goeser of
Prairie's Edge Organics and Art
Shriver of S.E.M Nursery .
With more than 20 years of
growing edible plants, Goeser
and Shriver will focus on how to
successfully grow fruit-bearing
plants from apple and peach
trees to thornless blackberry
shrubs and grapes and more
They will also pri ic- av;lu;ablr:
information on how to build

Florida sandy soil into viable
water-retaining soil and the use
of organic fertilizers and worm
castings. Also, learn tips on culti-
vating the shiitake mushroom,
which has a long history origi-
o ating in Japan and China and is
used around tic- v'oi Id today
Shiitake growing plugs, complete
supplies and finished mushroom
logs will be available.
Roaming Raptors
Avian Reconditioning Center
(ARC) is a not-for-profit birds of
prey rehabilitation and education
facility. This is an exceptional
opportunity to become aware of
Florida's unique, native and
migratory birds of prey.
Information will focus on raptors,
their natural history and their
importance to us and our envi-
Grafting Techniques and
Hybridization Methods with
Matt Martindale of
Hibiscusplace. com
As recipient of the 2009 Harry
Goulding Grafting Award from
the American Hibiscus Society,
Martindale will demonstrate
grafting techniques and present
hybridization methods that will
reward you with 'beautiful hibis-
cus blooms. Be sure to ask him
about his award winning cre-
ation, The Orange Cappuccino, a
7-inch bright orange bloom with
bright rare white contrasting eye.
"Stir The Pot"
"Stir The Pot" for kids will be
available at Neal's Kettle Korn
booth throughout the day. Kids
will have a chance to participate
in the kettlefkorn pot in action.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Simple Answers for All Your
Orchid Questions with Fred
Keefer of Orchids by Del-Rei
A Fernandina Farmers
Market vendor, Fred Keefer has




years of
experience in raising orchids and
is a member of the St. Augustine,
Ft. Lauderdale and Gainesville
orchid societies and The
American Orchid Society. Keefer
does orchid displays and sales
throughout Florida. Topics will
include proper watering, fertiliza-
tion, light, temperature, repotting
medium and general repotting
12:30-1:15 p.m.
Container Gardening -
Beautiful & Easy with Judy
Lambert of Colorfield Farms
Colorfield Farms is a long-
established commercial grower
selling a wide selection of plants
to Florida theme parks, landscap-
ers and developers. Customer
container gardens for theme
parks have long been one of the
company's specialties. Colorfield
will demonstrate the techniques
you'll need to create and main-
* tain your own vibrant containers
of flowers, foliage or herbs.
Topics will include plant selec-
tion and color composition, con-
tainer selection, potting medium,
fertilizer types and methods,
transplanting techniques, water-
ing and maintenance.
2:30-3:15 p.m.
Benefits ofHoney Sweet
Tips for Honey Use with
Amanda ofJosey's Honey Farm
A Fernandina Farmers
Market vendor and fifth-genera-
tion beekeepers, Josey's Farm
will talk about the life cycle of the
honeybee, showcase the bees at
work and discuss the benefits of
honey in sports and exercise pro-
grams as well as the healthful
benefits in everyday life while
offering tastirigs of local and spe-
cialfy honeys.

rom butterffies

to birds ofprey
Take a walk through the beautifully land-
scaped plant and flower garden of the Butterfly
Encounter at the Amelia Island Garden Show in
Central Park this week-
The free-flying 300
Florida native butterflies
representing 15 different
butterfly species are the
star attractions and will
capture the imagination of
young and old alike an
unforgettable experience.
Staff members will assist visitors with the.
encounter, answer questions and educate with a
focus on butterfly identification, education, con-
servation and the relationship with the environ-
Learn also how to attract butterflies to your
landscape while increasing the population of
these most colorful pollinators.
At the Raptor Experience, get up close and
personal with live Florida
native birds of prey presented
by the Avian Reconditioning
Center (ARC).
The center.focuses on the
physical reconditioning of rap-
tors that have been inactive for
an extended period of time
while recovering from illness
or injury. Falconry techniques
are used to evaluate a bird's
chances for survival in the wild after recovering
from an injury and to teach nestling birds how
to hunt.
As master falconers, the McCorkles will
share the training techniques used in rehabilita-
tion so the bird can be successfully released.
Visitors will also learn about the natural history
of the birds at the show and their importance to -
us and our environ nerit

Stories ofthe sea

program tonight

In celebration of Black History, the Martin
Luther King Jr. Recreation Center will present
"Yeddi Wi: Our Stories of the Sea," a Listening
Session for Gullah/Geechee and African-
American Fishing Families of the Southeast, at
6 p.m. today.
The public program, sponsored by the
Environmental Defense Fund in collaboration
with the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition,
will allow Gullah/Geechee and African
American fishermen, women and their fami-
lies to share their experiences working in fish-
eries in the southeastern United States.
The numbers of people of African descent
in the fishing industry has been decreasing
over the past several decades. Through guid-
ed dialogue, the session seeks to document

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Dock workers separate the Royal Red
shrimp from other fish in Fernandina
Beach in 1957.

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Animal Expo set for March 13
For the News-Leader rescued animals every 5 pounds of pet
Promote the respect food donated at the door, visi-
Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA and nurturing of all tors will be given one raffle
is proud to host the second creatures that need our inter- ticket to be eligible for door
Nassau County Animal vention prize drawings.
Expo on Saturday, March 13 The expo will feature ani- The food will be divided
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at mals for adoption from all among the rescue groups at
the Atlantic Avenue the local rescue groups, pet the end of the day.
Recreation Center, 2500 care information booths, pet Last year, almost 900
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina groomers and retailers. All pounds of food was col-
Beach. spay/neutered and well- elected, much of which was
The purpose of the expo behaved pets on leashes are used for the local pet food
is to: welcome. bank.
Introduce the public to There will be activities for A raffle, silent auction and
the various area rescue kids and Halo, the feline bake sale will be held to ben-
groups mascot of Cats Angels, will efit the Cats Angels
Educate the public on make ad appearance in the spay/neuter program.
the importance of "Kids Corner." Visit www.nassauanimal.
spay/neuter/vaccination Adnmission is free to com for more information or
Promote adoption of the public, however, for call 321-2267.


The Historic
Fernandina Business
Association presents
Sounds on Centre, a free
community concert, the
first Friday of each
month from March
through October on
Centre Street between
Second and Front
streets in downtown Fernandina Beach from 6-8
p.m. The series kicks off tonight with music by
"Face for Radio." Bring a chair and your dancing
shoes to enjoy the free concert. For information.

The Barnabas Center 5th Annual New to You
Spring Fling
Preview, includ- M -slI nn mini

ing lunch by
Good to Go
catering, a silent
auction and
more, is March
12 at11a.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal
Church. 801



Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. with fashions by
New to You. Patchington. The Gauzeway and oth-
Tickets, $30 each with tables seating eight. are
available at New to You. 930 South 14th St.. or by
contacting Dawn Juds at 491-0636 or dawn-
To purchase raffle tickets at $5 each or 5 for
$20 for the chance to win one of two $500 cash
prizes, call Barnabas at 261-7000. ext. 104. A $5
donation for wine is appreciated.

Centre Street will host the FedEx Road Tour
March 12 to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the

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show classes will begin the tour at The Ritz-
Carlton. Amelia Island and visit Fort Clinch State
Park before stopping down town at 11:15 a.m. for a
public display and participant luncheon at the
Palace Saloon.
2010 honoree Richard Petty and 1996 honoree

Sir Stirling Moss are scheduled to take part in the
tour and will be available to sign autographs.
Centre Street will reopen to traffic a't 2 p.m. Visit for a full schedule of


The city of Fernandina Beach will hold its
Second Annual Rib Cook-Off March 13 at Central
Park. Judging
begins at noon. The event
opens to the public at 1230

Each team will be F
provided 20 racks
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their own recipe
and WOw the
judges. A small-
sample will be pre-
sented for judging
and the rest will go to the
community table for the public to enjoy. Team fee
is $75 and due by today at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Each competitor's grill must
have a fire extinguisher on hand.
Tickets for the public are $10, sides and bever-
ages included. For information call Jay at 277-
7350, ext. 2013 or e-mail

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The Parks and Recreation
Department, the Optimist
Clubs of Fernandina Beach
and Yulee and the North
Florida Association for the
Education of Young Children
will host the third annual
Family Fun Kite Festival
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 20
at Main Beach Park. All ages
may participate with any type
of kite; store purchased,
homemade, or professional.
Volunteers are needed to
help children and their fami-
lies at kite-making work-
shops March 6 and 13 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center Patio Room from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. Children must be
accompanied by an adult. To
register contact Bobbie
Mathews, NFAEYC chairper-
son, at 261-2081, or Scott at
277-7350, ext. 2012.

Prominent locals will com-
pete at the annual Dancing
With the Stars on March'6 at
the Amelia Island Plantation
Conference Center.
Among the 14 citizens
hoping to win the coveted
ballroom prize are Rae Lane
of Club 14 Fitness, Gina and
Rudy Courtney of Bella
Capelli, Renee Crane, head-
master of Amelia Island
Montessori School, and
Parker Scott of Scott and
Sons Fine Jewelry.
The event begins at 6 p.m.
with open dancing, hours
d'oeuvres and a cash bar. At 7
p.m. enjoy an auction and the
competition of the local stars.
Students from the Ballroom
Youth Academy perform at
8:30 p.m., followed by the tro-
phy presentation.
Tickets are $35 in advance
and $40 at the door. Proceeds
benefit the Ballroom Youth
Academy. Call (904) 707-
6762 or visit www.classicball-

The Learning
Community of North Florida
is offering a variety of class-
es this weekend. March 6
from 10 a.m.-noon learn how
to grow and cook with heir-
loom tomatoes. From 2-4 p.m.
find out the what, where and
how of buying, selling and col-

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electing antiques and col-
lectibles. From 4:30-6:30 p.m
learn how to make burgers
with seafood, vegetables and
other ingredients. From 4:30-
6:30 p.m. is a St. Patrick's
Day cooking class featuring
classic Irish dishes. March 7
from 3-5:30 p.m. learn to pre-
pare a sophisticated and sim-
ple meal. Visit
or call (904) 430-0120.

A radio controlled mode
boat fun sail and exhibition
will be held March 6 from 10
a.m.-noon at Amelia Island
Plantation. All model boats
welcome, working or not, fin-
ished or not, except gas pow
ered. Spectators, including
supervised children, are espe
cially welcome. Call Hal
Mather at 261-6420 for detail
and to arrange for a pass at
the security gate.

The Pink Ribbon Ladies
will meet March 8 at 6 p.m. I
the Conference Room at the
main entrance of Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. The
speaker will be Tina Devoe,
RN, a massage and healing
touch therapist. For more
information, call Isobel Lyle a

The European American
Business Club will meet
March 10 at Slider's
Seaside Grill, 1998 South
Fletcher Ave. A networking
session will be held from 5:3(
6 p.m. and the meeting at .6
p.m. with "know your mem-
ber" presentations. Enjoy a
social hour afterwards. Bring
a guest. Contact Tim
Bumingham at (904) 654-
1707 or Helmut Albrecht at
(585) 406-2296.

The March Yappy Hour
sponsored by Bark Avenue
will be held March 10 at The
Falcon's Nest,at Amelia
Island Plantation. Donations
for Rescuing Animals in
Nassau are collected at all
Yappy Hours. For information
call BarkAvenue at (904) 613

The Travel Agency will
present Kathy Johns from
Lindblad Expeditions at 6
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a- in Fernandina Beach. The
public is invited.
s Johns will discuss
"Expedition Cruising."
Experience destinations like
Antarctica, Galapagos,
Alaska, Arctic, South America
n and more. There will be door
prizes and refreshments, and
Red Otter will have special
sales before and after the
presentation. RSVP at 261-
5914 to be entered in a spe-
cial drawing.
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The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
monthly coffee on March 11
at 10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long you have
lived here) are welcome to
)- attend. Contact Terri
Borakove at or 321-
1587; or visit newcomer-

Starting March 12, Amelia
Island Plantation will once
host the "Boardwalk Bash"
each Friday from 5- 8 p.m.
through October. Enjoy live
music and food and drink spe-
cials including $1 beer and $4
wine on the back porch of
s Marche Burette, located at the
Spa & Shops. For information
call 866-213-8045 or visit
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The Yulee High School
Foundation will host a
motorcycle run March 13.
Proceeds benefit the Yulee
High School Foundation'
Committee, which raises
funds to support academic
excellence at Yulee High
School. Registration begins at
8:30 a.m. at Nassau
Powersports, A1A and Miner
Road in Yulee. Kickstands up
at 10,a.m., with the ride con-
cluding at Murray's Grille in
the afternoon. There will be
prizes, contests and fun. For
information call 477-1462.

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d'Elegance car show will
take place at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island at Summer
Beach from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 14.
The Concours features
more than 250 rare classics
from seldom-seen private col-
lections nationwide. Tickets
are $45 in advance for adults
or $50 at the door and $20 fdr
students ages 12-18. Children
under 12 are free when
accompanied by an adult. VIP
Tent tickets are $200 and
must be purchased in
advance. Visit www.amelia-

Young Professionals
Council of Nassau County
(YPC) will host a networking
and social event March 16
at 5:30 p.m. at O'Kane's Irish
Pub, 318 Centre St.,
Femandina Beach. The group
will also discuss general busi-
ness and what participants
are looking for in the group's
future. Anyone age 21-40 is
invited to join. An RSVP to
Hillary Sherrill at 277-4997 is

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet March 16 at 7 p.m. at,
the Fernandjna Beach Police
Department community room
on Lime Street. Speaker and
local resident Jean Mann will
highlight the research and
writing involved in the publica-
tion of her book, Family
Legacy The Last Spanish
Land Grant inFlorida. Mann's
150-page book is the story of
Domingo Fernandez and
Mary Mattair and their
descendants. It includes the
genealogy and history of each
of their four children. Mann
will discuss the methods she
used to expand the genealogy
from the few burials' in the
Fernandez family cemetery
between St. Michael's
Catholic Church and its
school to almost 300 descen-

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island's next
luncheon meeting is at
11:30 a.m. March 18 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Speaker Sheriff Tommy
Seagraves will present an
overview of the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office, with
special emphasis on the vol-
unteer program. Larry
Boatright, volunteer coordina-
tor, will join Seagraves.
Tickets are $15 by March 13
and $17 at the door. For
reservations call Bob Keane
at 277-4590. For information
visit www.mensnewcomer-

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The Amelia Island Museum of History needs the help of
local photographers for an exhibit. The museum's 2010( edi-
tion of Fernandina through Photography, will showcase area
residents through the lens of a camera. Throughout our his-
tory, residents have made a living with an honest day's
work. Whether you're a shrimper, a Lisherman or a mill-
worker, Fernandina has always been a blue-collar town with
hard working citizens
The museum hopes to capture this spirit of industrious-
ness, and while Fernandina residents might work hard, they
play even harder' The museum also hopes to capture resi-
dents enjoying themselves. For centuries, people have
hiked, biked, sailed. surfed and generally enjoyed them-
selves on area beaches, salt marshes and in the endless
'The museum will combine submitted photographs with
archival photos of Fernandina's past and present residents
worldking and playing.
For full rules, information, or to see some of the archival
photographs the museum plans to use, visit www.ameliamu- or contact Alex at 261-7376. exi. 102L

Luncheon will be held April
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ticipation of black people
in commercial and subsis-
S* tence fisheries.
Information shared by the
community will be used to
advocate for policies that can
bring back fishing jobs and
sustain fisheries resources in
the South Atlantic region.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the
* Gullah/Geechee Nation and

the founder of the Gullah/
Geechee Sea Island Coalition,
will open the event at 1200
MLK St. in Fernandina
Beach. Seating is limited and
a light meal will be served
promptly at 6 p.m. for atten-
dees who RSVP
Please RSVP by calling
Glenda S. Jenkins at 277-2606,
the Coalition at (843) 838-
1171 or by e-mailing

Society presents "Hound
Dog Hop," featuring Randy
Elvis Walker as Elvis with
Frankie & Friends Sock Hol
Band on March 19 from 7-1
p.m. at the Fernandina Bead
Woman's Club.
Beer and wine will be
available. Complimentary
sodas and snacks. Tickets ar
$20 and available at the NHS
Dog Park on Airport Road, at
the Redbones Dog Bakery in
the Pelican Palms plaza on
South Eighth Street or online
at www.nassauhumanesoci- (pick up
at will call).
There will be a Best
50's/60's Costume Contest,
Hula-Hoop Contest, Dance
with Elvis Dance Contest and
a 50/50 Raffle. Contact Penn'
at 277-1152.

The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club will host Casino
Night March 20 from 7-11
p.m. at Ten Acres. Tickets
are $75 per person and
include beer, wine, hours
d'oeuvres and play money.
Enjoy roulette, craps, card
games, live and silent auc-
tions and a 50/50 raffle.
Proceeds benefit the Rotary
Club of Femandina Beach
Scholarships for Nassau
County high school gradu-
ates. Attire is island casual.
Purchase tickets from a
local Rotarian, Prosperity
Bank on Sadler Road (next tc
Starbucks), BB&T Bank on
14th Street and VyStar Credi
Union on 14th Street. Call Kit
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 an
escorted ride.through Nassau
County, with proceeds going
to help the aninials of RAIN
and its many community out-
reach programs.:
The ride will start at
Nassau Powe'r Sports and
end at Murray's Grille in Yule
for barbecue and music from
the Mike Miller Band. The $21
donation per bike (plus $5 pe
extra person) includes a shirt
and hat. Cash bar provided b
Murray's Grille. Non-riders ar
welcome to enjoy the food
and music. For registration,
call (904) 879-5861 or e-mail
* *
The Fernandina Beach
Arts Council will host its '.
inaugural Meet the Arts
Expo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
March 27 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center,
2500 Atlantic Ave. Admission
is free.
The goal of expo is to
raise awareness of the many
non-profit arts organizations
our community, and of the
wealth of opportunities avail-
able to local residents to both
enjoy and participate in the
A Femandina Beach Arts
Council Roundtable will be
held from 9-9:45 a.m. at the
rec center to introduce the
council and its mission, and
for the council to gather input
on how it can best serve the
organizations that make up
the local arts community.

Maurice's in Yulee will
sponsor a 411 Runway
Fashion Show for Charity
from 7-10 p.m. April 1 at
Sheffield's at the Palace,
117 Centre St., Fernandina
Tickets are $25 and
include Ketel One cocktails,
finger food from Espafia, a
fashion goodie bag, music
from DJ Anonymous and a
silent auction. Advance ticket
are available at The Palace
Saloon, Sheffield's and
Maurice's. Call 491-3332,

The United Methodist
Women of Memorial Unitec
Methodist Church will hold
their 7th Annual Arts and
Crafts Fair April 17 from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. at the FellowshiF
Hall, 601 Centre St. Artists
and artisans wishing to show
arid sell their work may con-
tact Anita R. Lay, event man-
ager, at 261-8314 or anitak- for
information or to receive a
registration packet.

The Nassau County
Volunteer Center's 25th
annual Volunteer Awards

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the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. This
year's theme is "A Silver
3 Anniversary Celebrating 25
0 Years of Service to Nassau
h County." The event is spon-
sored by Rayonier.
Full tables, seating eight,
are $150. Half tables are $85
e and small business tickets are
$35. Reservations are
required. For more informa-
tion on how you can partici-
pate, contact: the News
Leader, 511 Ash St., 261-
3696; Century 21/ John T.
Ferreira: 261-5571; the
Nassau County Volunteer
Center, 261-2771; or e-mail
ncvcfb@aol. Also visit
Individual ticket reservations
y are available through the
Volunteer Center, 1303
Jasmine St., Ste 104A.


Fernandina Little
Theatre, 1014 Beech St., will
host "Adult Improv Night!"
on March 6 from 7:30-8:30
p.m. Participants and audi-
ence members wanted.

Auditions for Fernandina
Little Theatre's production
of George Axlerod's comedy
"Goodbye, Charlie!" will be
held March 12 at 7:15 p.m.
and March 13 at 1:15 p.m. at
1014 Beech St, Charlie was
0 quite a ladies' man, until he
met his end trying to escape
t from an outraged husband.
m Now Charlie has returned to
life as a woman and it's a
whole new ballgame.
Three men and two
women of varying ages are
needed. Director is Kate Hart.
Crew/staff are always
needed. E-mail or come to an
audition if you would like to
u help out. Rehearsals begin
mid-April. Performances are
May 22-30. For information e-

Amelia Community
Theatre presents the most
e beloved musicals of all time,
Sir Gilbert and Sullivan's
5 "The Pirates of Penzance,"
?r as the opening production of
its new facility at 207 Cedar
)y St.
*e This endearing tale of duty,
friendship and love has some-
thing for everyone. Directed
by Toni D'Amico, with musical
direction by Jill Dillingham.
Performances are April 8-
10, 15-17, and 22-24 at 8
`nTi .and dfA2g X3f":
-Tickets can be purchased
at the box office for $17.
Tickets for students through
grade 12 are $10. For infor-
mation visit ameliacommuni- or call 261-6749.

The Amelia Island Artists
Workshop presents Kevin
h Beck in a three-day "Pastel
> and Oil Landscape
Painting" workshop March
18-20. Lana Grow's "Aqua
Media Acrylic Experimental
and Energizing" workshop
is March 28-April 2.
Beck's classes will be a
t plein air (working on site out-
side), held at the Fort Clinch
State Park Visitor's Center.
The cost is $325. Grow's
class is $585 and will be held
in a studio.
Registration and a full
schedule of 2010 workshops
are available at www.ameliais- or at
Amelia SanJon Gallery, cor-
ner of Third and Ash streets.
Call 491-8040.

Spring 2010 classes are
forming now at the Art
House, 1303 Jasmine St.,
:s Fernandina Beach, and at
the Beach House on North
Fletcher Avenue, including
traditional and digital photog-
raphy with award-winning
photographer Robin Childers;
wedding photography, formal,
documentary and bride styled;
beach portraits learn how
that professional look is
p achieved and reproduce your
own; drawing workshops, for
those that can't draw, won't
draw but still have a desire to
draw (no previous experience
preferred); and Art After
School, a high impact and
energetic art program with
drawing, painting, clay, anima-
tion and photography.
For information and to reg-
ister call (904) 705-6178 or
261-0116 or e-mail

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To Place An Ad, Call (904) 261-3696. The Classified Ad Deadline for Wednesdays is 5:00 p.m. Monday and for Fridays is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS O-1 W"rk V L-di 403 Financal-Home/Property 606 Pr.or:,Equi.T-..c& Sales 619 Busi.nass Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 In'.stmemnt Property 858 Cordo-.iljnur..,,s.d
101 Card of Thanks 205 l_..e-n Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Anaques.CoIIectioes 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 81-1 West rNassau County 859 Home.s-Furn,shed
102 LOS 8& Found 206, Crnilr Car 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 P-rrduce 621 GarOen'Lasr. Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 KingslandiSt. rlarys 860'
103 In Memoraam 20- 1Bur..- ;s Opport.-un, 501 Equipment 609 appSlances 622 Plants/Seed 'Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden Counrty 861 Vacaior, Pert3als
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION *02 Livestock & Supplies :10 Air Condt.ners.hHea;-er 623 Swap' Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 OtherAr-as 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Publh. Noice 301 Sh:r,..i i-strucJ,.o, 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Fur.,,. 624 Wanted to Bu 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 863 uCne
106 Hapov Card 302 D.etL 'r..sE C-04 Ser-,ces f 12 in-strum-ernts 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roonmmate Wanted 86-4 Ceommerciai, P~aIl
107 Special Occasion 303 mi-otbD- Crarts 600 MERCHANDISE 617 Tel' iliun-RiadJio-Stere. 700 RECREATION 807 Condomlnimus 852 Mobile H-mees 865 V-rer,.,eTAT
108 Gift Shops 3105 lutro-ng 0il Garage Sales E61-4 leeliry v3atcles 7101 Boats &.Trailers 808 Off Island/Vulee 853 r-l,Dile Home Lots 901 Auto ',Ae
200 EMPLOYMENT ?06, Lessons CIa3sse 602 Art.clesi rr Sale '.lS Macer.als 702 Boat Suppies,'Dockage 809 Lots 854 Room 901 T ruckslvE
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL "03 Miscellaneous 616 Storage, Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartments-Furr.i-hed .03 Van.
202 Sales-Busaness -101 M.origaga BouarIt Soldl r04 Bicycles I17 i-.larn.r.-rN-To,l.s-Ecu,.p 704 Recreat,o-, Velicles 811 Commercial/Retal 856 Aparitmenrs-lrfurn. 904 -l otorc-cies
203 HoteliRetaurant 402 Stocriks i e&,.or-,' 6.05 C,-i:-roputers-Suopi'es 618 aur' .'05 Computers & Supplies 812 Property Exchange 857 Cncdes-Furrished 905 CommrnEcr.,a


I 102 Lost & Found
Reward. Please call (912)282-4778 or
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
HELP! Hopeful artist missing oil
painting of dollar plant in vase,
foolishly left on car top. Kindly call
(904) 277-8754.

S 104 Personals
Licensed MA0018846. By appointment,
Call Kim (904)491-8885.
Advertising That Works Put your
ad in Over 100 Papers throughout
Florida for one LOW RATEI (866)742-
1373 or

105 Public Notice

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

2I01 lRifpWaritId
NOW HIRING F/T Front Desk.
Experience preferred. Apply in person,
Comfort Suites at Main Beach, 2801
Atlantic Avenue.
We have an exciting career opportunity
for a Service Manager at Nassau Club
in Fernandina Beach. The ideal team
member will have prior general
maintenance & repair experience.
Apply online today at' Excellent
DRIVERS Food tanker drivers
needed. OTR positions avail now. CDL-
A w/ tanker req'd. Outstanding pay &
benefits. Teams welcome. Call a
recruiter today. 877-484-
3042. ANF
Companies desperately need
employees -to assemble products at
home. No selling, any hours. $500
wkly potential. Info 1-985-646-1700
DEPT. FL-1380.
DRIVERS for Amelia Island & Jax.
Min. 25 yrs. old. Clean driving record.
Best lease rates. Good income
potential. Call (904)225-8888.
able to work weekends, have own
transportation, be dependable, & have
references. (904)583-0037

I 01 Help Wanted
OPPORTUNITY We are the Nation's
largest marketer of Financial Products -
we seek PT or FT Representatives. We
license you, have a local & Internet
training program & the income you
earn is up to you. For an interview, call
Robert Reeves @ (912)322-7455 or
Chuck Gunnell @ (912)614-0108.'
at Ron Anderson Chevrolet
464054 State Road 200, Yulee
Great benefits!
Call for an appointment
available for 166 unit complex. HVAC a
must. Plumbing and carpentry a plus.
Competitive pay, benefits, and
discounted rent offered. Please apply in
person to 123 West Hirth Road,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, or fax
your resume to 904-277-6956.
Fernandina Beach. Prior management
of HUD or Rural Dev. complex a plus,
but will train right person. Email
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot, medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.
at local hardware store. Seasonal & P/T
positions avail. Pay rate $8-$9/hr.
depending on experience. If interested
apply online at gvmerchandising.'com
or call (904)540-0728.
Fernandina. Current "D" Lic. Clear
Background, DL & DMV Req, phone,
Diploma/GED. Pay -$9.50 + -Benefits,
DFWP--EEO/M/F/V/H. Call (904)348-
3270, BB9100030
HOMECARE Full time RN needed for
visits & office work. Minimum one year
hospital experience. (904)277-8330
is now accepting applications. No
nights or weekends. Background
check. Drug free workplace. Must be
21 or older. (904)261-6262. Must have
own vehicle.
BEACHSIDE MOTEL now accepting
applications for P/T Housekeepers.
Must be able to work weekends. Apply
at Beachside Motel, 3172 S. Fletcher
Ave. No calls please.
wk accelerated program. Hands on
environment. State of Art lab.
Nationwide certifications & local job
placement assistance. (877)994-9904.

A". PT NJM ,at,theBeaq h
is looking for e y: ", self starter to
facilitate room sales. Duties include
local direct sales to business
community and group sales. Flexible
scheduling available. Email resumes to
GMvAmeliahamotontcom or apply in
person at Hampton Inn 2549 Sadler
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Experience w/infants to five year olds
necessary. Sunday mornings 7:45-
12:15. Call Lucy (904)261-6764 or
Church (904)261-6306.

204 Work Wanted
CARPET REPAIRS and restretching
and installation. 35+ years experience.
Call (904)753-1243.
IMPROVEMENT License, insurance,
bonded. One call covers it all. Sam
(904)548-7872 or Mel (904)495-3552.
experience. Low prices, work
guaranteed. Small jobs welcomed.
.10% discount with ad. Call Tom
OPENINGS to clean your home or
office. Weekly, biweekly, monthly. Local
ladies, excellent references. Discount
offered to seniors. Call for a free
quote. (904)491-3866, (904)556-1387

207 Business
$800/day? 25 local machines & candy
$9,995. (888)629-9968 B02000033.
Call us: We will not be,undersold! ANF
B&B, hotel or restaurant. Full charge
with proven track record of success
seek opportunity. (904)418-810.8
PARTNER WANTED to open tattoo
shop. Have established location last 8
years. 'imbo437(

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301 Schools &
high paying Aviation Maint. Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Aviation
Institute of Maint. (888)349-5387.

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

404 Money To Loan
- As seen on TV. Injury lawsuit
dragging? Need $500-$500,000 +
within 48 hrs? Low rates. Apply now by
phone. Toll free (800)568-8321. ANF

503 Pets/Supplies
12 weeks old. CKC registered.
Florida Health Certificate.
Shots and former up to date.
$200. Call (904)206-0810.
tabbies, 2 years old. Three kittens, 8
mos. old. All shots, spayed &
neutered. Call (904)225-2321.

503 Pets/Supplies
- Reasopablc. Call (904)849-7598.

601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Fri. 3/5 .& Sat. 3/6,
9am-2pm. 96100 Nassau Lakes.Circle.
Tons and tons of stuff: Kitchen, books,
computer, furnishings, etc.
YARD SALE Sat. 3/6, 8am-lpm.,
Refrigerator, dishwasher, household
Items. 84374 St.. Paul Blvd. (Lofton
Oaks Subd. In Yulee).

S 601 Garage Sales
Miner Rd. in Yulee. (912)590-8083. TV,
stand, porcelain doll, Beanie Babies,
pictures, Nascar cards, household
items, crocheted blanket, jewelry, plus
a lot more.
MOVING SALE Fri. & Sat. 96086
Sea Winds Dr. Foosball, pool table,
wooden table, 6 chairs, paintings,
furniture. Call (904)491-7996.
YULEE 3/5-3/8, 8am-5pm. ALL MUST
GO several couches/loveseats,
dining/bedroom furniture, kitchen
Items/ gadgets, washer/dryer, some
kids 3T-5T & adult clothes, '99 Ford 8
lug 16" tires/rims, '93 Range Rover
(runs good, needs brake/interior work
& TLC), 4 wheeler's for parts,
Christmas items, knick-knacks & more.
85635 Phillips Road NO EARLY BIRDS.

GARAGE SALE Huge selections of
many it msl Sat. 3/6, 8am-12pm.
Emma Love Hardee Elementary
cafeteria, 2200 Susan Dr.
REMODELING SALE White sectional
sofa, 2 chairs, $200/OBO. Housewares,
clothes, games, etc. (904)225-9777.
86010 Grant PI., Yulee (Lofton Oaks
Subd.), Sat. 3/6.
HUGE YARD SALE 85740 Blackmon
Rd., Yulee. Sat. 3/6, 8am-4pm. Fum.,
wall art, antiques, exercise equip.,
upright freezer, household items, men's
women's & children's clothing, 16"
wheels, & more.
FLORA PARKE SUBD. Fri. 3/5 & Sat.
3/6, 9arh-mpm. Household items. Rain
cancels. Crescent Parke Ct. \

603 Miscellaneous
Premium Cigarettes for 83i/pack.
Roll a pack of premium cigs in 2
minutes w/our new automated.tabletop
rolling machine, www.smokesmoke.
com or (503)713-3051. ANF
BACKYARD FUN Pools create
generations of memories everyday,
vacations never end. Simple DIY pool
kits & pool accessories on sale.
(800)950-2210 or visit ANF

DUCT CLEANING Improving the air
you breathe. A/C 15-point tune-up
special $49.95,-'(904)415-3106 or
(901)334-6056 '
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. KIsh's

618 Auctions
AUCTION All new furn., artwork, IT
equip., & more to be sold regardless of
price. Bidding ends 3/9., 15% B.P. or (877)824-7653.
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802 Mobile Homes F 804 Amelia Island Homes

nice lot with 0 down financing and Owner. Renovated & furnished 2-story 807 Condominiums
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Sale Approved at $210,000. 3/2.5/2,
1800 ft., Natures Gate Subd. Hurry!
Call Citrona Homes (904)310-6900.

805 Beaches
Visit for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

Village, 2BR/1BA, ground floor.
$99,000. (770)392-9110

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HOME Granite countertops,
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REPO 3BR/2BA on 1 acre, built in
2005. Low down, low monthly. (904)
4BR/2BA HOME built in 2004 on
over an acre of land with island
kitchen, sxs fridge, and overhead
microwave. Home is in great shape and
ready to move In with low down and
only $750/mo. Call (904)589-9585.
JACOBSEN 3BR/2BA on 1 acre lot
with new well, septic and power pole.
Low down and only $699/mo. Call








08 Off Island/Yule
3BR/2 full bath, w/ all kitchen
appliances. Like new. (904)491-0288

809 Lots

Green Pine Cemetery. $1,000 each/
OBO. Call Beverly Godwin (904)751-

817 Other Areas

40 acre tracts near growing El Paso. No
credit checks. Owner financing. Money
back guarantee. 0 down. Take over
(800)843-7537. ANF

TAYLOR CO., GA 223 ac $995/ac.
Great hunting tract in an excellent
hunting area. (478)987-9700 St. Regis
Paper Co. ANF
UPSTATE NY Bank Says Selll 10
acres $24,900. Borders state land.
Stream, woods, fields, great valley
views. Must sell to avoid repo. Hurry!
464-9551. ANF
- We buy or market development lots.
Mountain or waterfront communities in
NC, SC, VA, TN, AL, GA & FL. Call
(800)455-1981 ext 1034. ANF
194+/- acres. April 3rd. Oconee
County near Westminster, SC. Approx
20 miles east of Clemson, SC.
(800)442-7906, SCAL# 1874.
2BR/2BA HOME,- for sale. Must see.
1800sf, 2-car gar., block from US Hwy
44, near everything. Citrus City, FL.'
$125,000. Call (352)637-1242. ANF
CENTRAL FLORIDA 1.4 acres, 3
adjoining lots., high ridge of rich top
soil. Great location in Citrus Co., FL.
$84,000. Call (352)637-1242. ANF
Lake Lot Sale 5 ac only $24,900 incl
free boat slips (was $59,900). Sale
3/6. Beautiful mix of woods/meadows-
walk to pvt fishing lake. Quiet country
rd, utils, warr. deed. Low fin. (888)
792-5253 x3427. ANF



older gentleman on SS or retired vet or
disabled vet. Call Glenn for details
(904)548-9707 or (904)677-3724

851 Roommate Wanted
smoker to share Ig 2BR/1BA located
across from beach. Includes cable and
Internet. $400 + $200 dep. (904)277-

852 Mobile Homes

small, very quiet trailer park. Water,
garbage, sewer & lawn service
provided. $550/mo. + $500 dep. 261-
On Island Unfurnished 2/2 SWMH
in park $200 wk/$750 mo. + $500
dep. Furnished 2/2 SWMH W/utlllties
$250/wk. + $600 dep. 261-5034
2BR/2BA In O'Neal. $650/mo. +
security deposit. Call (904)583-1431.
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
2BR/2BA Holly Point. Tile floors,
pest control, garbage, electric, CH&A.
$1000/mo. + $800 dep. Call (904)
2 & 3 BR Units available in trailer
park & on private property. Call (904)

854 Rooms

ROOM FOR RENT with house
privileges. $400/mo. Call (904)718-
541 ?8

855 Apartments

2BR/1BA, hardwood floors, CH&A,
W/D, large deck, near ocean.
$750/mo. (904)491-6136
631 TARPON AVE. Fernandina
Shores. 2/2, furnished, pool, tennis
courts, clubhouse, steps to the beach.
$895. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
At Beach Remodeled effic $145/wk
+ $375 dep. Inc utils/cable/HBO. Also,
2/2 Mobile Home In park $250/wk
w/utils + $500 dep. 261-5034


furnished *1BR apt. $675/mo., includes
utilities, plus dep. Svc animals only. No
smoking. 277-6763, 583-0862


Ave. Downstairs apt. Shared laundry
area. One year lease. $900/mo.
Utilities not included. Call 261-6841.
EFFICIENCY w/jacuzzi tub. Located
off Atlantic Ave. Cable & utilities
included. $550/mo. (904)556-9372
For Rent 2BR/1.5BA townhouse apt.
Newly rebuilt CH&A, stove, refrig.,
d/w, carpet. $795/mo. + dep. & ref's.
828 Nottingham Dr. (904)261-3035
3BR/2BA APT. at the Palms. Service
animals only. $1000/mo. Call AMELIA
RENTALS (904)261-9129.
accepting applications for our 1 & 2
bedroom units. Rent based on income.
Apply at Sandridge Apts., 2021
Jasmine St., Fernandina Beach;
(904)277-8722. Handicap Accessible
units available. This Institution is an
equal opportunity provider and
OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. Avail May 1st. 927 N.
Fletcher. $1050/mo + dep. (904)386-
Fletcher, 2BR/1BA upstairs unit, 200'
from beach. Watch the dolphins from
covered porch. Electric, cable, water
INCLUDED. $900/mo + $500 dep. +
$300 off the 2nd month. Call 277-3317
or email:
Affordable Living We are accepting
applications for our 1 & 2 bedroom
units. Rent based on Income. Apply at
Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona Dr.,
Fernandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible units available.
This Institution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.

1858 Condos-Unfurnishedj 860 Homes-Unfurnished

2357 FIRST AVE. 2BR/IBA duplex.
Deck, 1-car garage, close to beach.
$875/mo. w/1 yr lease. Call (229)942-
0110 days or (229)924-3780 nights.
1 & 2 BR Condos in gated, waterfront
communitywith 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-
style pool, & more! Garden tubs,
fireplace, & lots of upgrades! Live the
Amelia Lakes life today starting at just
$799/mol Call Jessica (904)415-6969
for a showing.

859 Homes-Furnished

with dock. $1000/mo.' (904)502-0406

860 Homes-Unfurnished

Fletcher. 2BR/1BA, garage. Call (912)

porch, on private acre. $1300/mo. +
deposit. Call (904)225-7325 or (904)

4BR/2BA 2 car garage unfurnished
home. $1250 rent, same first and last
months rent. Call 540-529-3633 or
ON-ISLAND I am looking for a 3/2,
or better, house, condo or apt. to rent
starting June 2010 or so, 12 month
minimum, option on second 12 month
period. Kids involved so must be safe,
clean neighborhood, pool or close to Y
a plus, fenced yard or community
playground a plCis. One adult, 2 kids.
Send details by email to:
anotherdavl956( I will
respond to all Inquiries. Thanks!
marsh, Piney Island. $650/mo. (904)

VISIT ChaplnWilliamscom for 3BR/2BA FOR RENT 95002 Wilder
VISIT for Blvd., Nassauville. $800/mo. + $800
Nassau County's largest selection of sec. Available immediatley.'Call C904)
long term rentals! (904)261-9311 583-7880, Terry.

$1600/mo. MARSH LAKES 3/2.5,
POINT 4/2. $1100/mo. AMERICAN
BEACH 3/2. $875/mo. LOFTON
POINTE 4/2. $1450. Call Don
Brown Realty (904)225-5510 or
AMERICAN HOMES is offering 0 down 0
closing. 2 new homes @ Heron Isles
move-in 'ready starting @ $134,900.
Call 904-994-6100, 641-6754
unfurnished home. $1600/mo. Call
AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.
2BR/1BA HOME on corner fenced
lot in Yulee. $750/mo. + deposit. Call
(904)742-4649. Owner is licensed

o57 Condos-FurnisheC. 2BR/1.5BA W/D, ocean view, new
remodel. $900/mo. (904)504-9081

2BR/2BA on Amelia Island
Plantation. $1200/mo. for 6 months.
Call AMELIA RENTALS (904)261-9129.
CONDO 2BR/2.5BA, pool, W/D. No
smoking. Security deposit + utilities.
$1175/mo. (910)695-9935

858 Condos-Unfurnished

large rear screened porch, pool, gated
community, ground level. The Villas at
Summer Beach. Unfurnished. $1250/
mo + util. 277-3206
$1300/mo. Darlington Realty, Inc.

SPACIOUS 2BR Eat-In kitchen near NICE CONDO W/D, walk-in closet,
Centre St. $650/mo. + utilities. (904) garden tub. Immaculate. Great
321-4191 amenities. $750/mo. (904)432-8359

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U'" Club
BestAddress inFernandinaBeach

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

Call for Details
A (904)277-2500q

tile bath. $675/mo. + $675 deposit.
Call (904)557-5004.
garage, fenced yard. $1100/mo. (904)
3BR/2BA Formal living & dining
room, great room, 2 car garage,
fenced back yard. Great location In
Beachway. $1275/mo. Darlington
Realty, Inc. (904)261-8030
3BR/2.5BA 1500 sq. ft., on Piney
Island. $1,200/mo. (904)261-1894

From 120-4000

Square Feet



Near banks,


& post office

1890 S. 14th St.


Offers Considered.
Incentives Available


'(904) 583-2756

(904) 277-3375

861 Vacation Rentals

Call (904)261-4066, C.H. *Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

863 Office

402 Centre St. 1000-9000SF
1 North 4th St (Swan Bldg)
501 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg)
Atlantic Ave @ 14th St 500-2100SF
117 S. 9th St 1200SF
Galphin R/E Svc (904)277-6597
bookcase, chair, all utilities, & some
extras. $500/mo. 753-4077
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Office within
an office. Desk, chair, bookcase,
utilities included, & some extras. 753-
Office Space includes utilities &
janitor. Small $125, medium $225,
large $350, & office suites avail.
Jasmine Office Center. Call Mack


Real Estate, Inc.

*Amelia Lakes IBRIIBA condo. Lake
view with bamboo and tile floors
$775/mo. + until.
*730 S 14th.- 3BRI BA home w/fenced
backyard; $800/mo. + util.
'19 S. 14th St, 2/1, $800/mo. + until ,
security deposit $1,000.
*3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island with
beautiful view of Egans Creek.
$1,650/mo. + Util. Includes yard
.2801 Elizabeth St 3/2 upstairs Apt.
Great Deck-Oceanview $950/mo. + until.
*3BR/2BA on First Ave. w/one car
garage. Lilke new with a partial ocean
view $1,150/mo + until.
*2822 5. Fletcher, 2BR/IBA Garage
Apartment$ I 100/mo+ util.
*3BRI/2BA home, 95584 Alligator Creek
Road $1 100mo. + until.
Avail. 3/1/2010 ,
2BR/ I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher.
Call for more information


6523 Spyglass 2300 sf: 3BR13.5BA located in AlP. Formal
dining room and gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops
and stainless appliances. Bedrooms have pool/ocean view.
Wrap around porch. W/D. Pets allowed. Oh Island.

5209 Village Way 1789 sE 3BR/2BA in Ocean Village.
Furnished or unfurnished. Community pool with beach'
access and Summer Beach membership available for small
fee. lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,950/mo

85369 Sagaponack 2582 sf4BR/3BA located in North
Hampton. Overlooking pond and 13th green. Tile
throughout main area. Large screened porch. 3 car garage.
Pets owed. Off Island. $1,850/mo

4705 Rigging 2750 sf. 3BR/2BA home located in Summer
Beach. Forml living and dining. Patio for entertaining. W/D
plus lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,650/mo

404 Georgia 2257sf. 4BR/2BA home with hardwood floors
in main living area. Butler's pantry & corian countertops.
Screened in lanai overlooking pond. Lawn care. Pets allowed.
On Island. $1,650/mo

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

839 Mary 2551 sf. 3BlR2BA home with bonus room and
Mother-In-Law suite with bath and kitchen. Wrap around
porch and pool. Pool care. Pets allowed. On Island.

95476 Rainbow Acres 1376 st 2BR/1BA home on 2 acres.
Totally renovated. Out building perfect for storage or work.
Pets allowed. Off Island. S 1,500/mo

86109 Cardinal 1959 sf. 3BR/2.5BA renovated home on 2
acres. Bamboo floors. Master suite down, Upgraded kitchen
with granite countertops and stainless appliances. Deck
overlooking rear acre with horse barn. Pets allowed. Off
Island. $l,500/mo

95392 Sonoma 2641 sf. 4BR/2.5BA two story home with
fenced backyard screened porch. All bedrooms up with
office/work station area. Kitchen overlooks family room. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,495/mo

1552 Ruskin 2302 sf 3BR/3.5BA home located in Amelia
Park. Granite counter tops and Italian tile floors in main
living & kitchen. Master down, upstairs loft. Water softener,
clean stream filtration. W/D. Pets allowed. On Island.

4437 Bean 2075 sf 4BR/2BA home located in Parkway
North. Built-in book shelves in study. Overlooks pond. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,450/mo

Amelia Surf & Racquet 1000 sf. IBR/1 BA condo with ocean
and pool view. Furnished with all utilities. No pets. On
Island. $1,400/moi

96696 Commodore 1900 sf. 3BR/2BA located in Heron
Isles. Master suite down. Bonus room up. Screened porch
with fenced backyard. Two car garage. Pets allowed. Off
Island. $1,250/m01

631 Tarpon 1340 sE 3BR/2.5BA townhouse located in
Ferandina Shores. Community pool and tennis. Pets
allowed. On Island $1,200/mo

76087 Long Pond 1590 sf 3BR/2BA home located in
Cartesian Pointe with fenced backyard. Covered lanai.
Ceiling fans throughout. W/D. Pets'allowed. Off Island.

Amelia Green Condos These spacious 1700 sf,
2BR/2.5BA condos feature 10' ceilings, a fireplace, granite
countertops, stainless steel appliances, attached garage and
either travertine or carpet flooring. Pets allowed. On island.

823 N. Fletcher 1960 sf 2BR/1BA furnished upstairs
condo. Ocean view with sunroom. Water included. Pets
allowed. On Island. $1,160/mo

76237 Long Pond 1903 sf. 4BR/2BA home located in
Cartesian Pointe. Large master suite. Bright open kitchen.
Family room. 2 car garage. Pets allowed. Off Island,.

1010A Natures Walk 1526 sl 3BR/2.5BA town home.
Walking distance to Middle and High schools. Located off
Citrona, Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,100/mo

Amella Lakes #1622 1345 sf. 3BR/2BA condo on the 2nd
floor. New carpet and paint. Gated community with pool.
tennis and workout center. One car garage. Pets allowed.
Off Island. $1,100/mo

3031 Club Villas 1500 st 2BR/2.513A town home located
in All'. New carpet. Community Pool. Pets allowed. On
Island. $1,050/mo

1005 S. 19th 1341 sf. 3BR11/2BA town home. Close to
shopping, schools and hospital. Fenced backyard. I'ets
allowed. On Island. S1,050/mo

2021 Village 1282 sf 281V2BA town home with Italian tile
floors throughout. Patio for entertaining. Close to
shopping, schools and hospital. Pets allowed. On Island.

Amelia Lakes #1422 1143 sf 2BR/2B1A second floor
condo in gated community. Vaulted ceilings and fireplace.
Pool, tennis and workout facility. Pets allowed. Off Island.

823 N. Fletcher 1960 sf. 2BR/1BA duplex just steps from
the beach. Downstairs unit. Water included. Pets allowed.
On Island. $810/mo

2721 Forest Ridge 1080 sf. 2BR/IBA condo on ground
floor. W/D. Tennis courts & swimming pool. Pets allowed.
On Island. $795/mo

96204 Coral Reef- 1950 sI. 3BR/2.5B located in Heron Isles.
Fenced backyard. Master has letted tub. Covered lanai. Water 837 Mary 1632 sf. 2BR/1BR downstairs condo completely
softner. WV/D. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,350/mo renovated. New carpet. appliances and paint. Pets allowed.
On Island. $795/mo

Park Place of Amella located in the heart of Amelia Island's Resort District. Two spaces available. Fully built out offices. Move in special price
$10.00 per sq ft and $3.25 CAM
463189 East State Road 200 Located in tcilee and perfect for the small business that needs maximum exposure 9' X 10' Ofice, includes
water, electricity, common area, housekeeping, garbage and Internet. $195/mo

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* 1651 S. Fletcher Avenue 2BR/2BA with bonus room/possible 3rd bed-
mom. Carpet in living room, ceramic tile in kitchen, and hardwood in bed-
roms and hallway. Easy beach access across the street: Fenced backyard.
Two story house approx 1500 sf. $1495
* 95069 reserve Court 4BR/2BA Beautiful home with covered patio and well
maintainedlawn. Home has separate dining and fireplace in living room. $1595
* 1811 Village Court (Ocean Village)- 2BR/2BA with bonus living room.
Gated community with 24 hour security, tennis courts, and two community
pools. Ceramic tile and wood floors throughout with carpeted bedrooms.
Spacious open kitchen with Bosch dishwasher. Includes W/D, lawn main-
tenance, pool service, quarterly pestcontrol and trash pick-up. $2,200
*1268 Quattlefield Lane 4BR/3BA Riverfront home with private dock and
boat lift Twomaster suites, cedar closetin master, separate tub and tile show-
er in bathrooms. Fireplace in great room, mahogany hardwood floors troughl-
out with ceramic tile in bathrooms. Large windows allow for natural light and
spectacular views of the river. Private outdoor in-ground pool. $4395
* 829 Mary St 3BR/3BA including mother-in-law suite on first foor. Walk
to the beach from this 3-story home on large corner lot Approx. 2,300
sq.ft. living space and over 1340 sq.fL of exterior decks on 3 sides of the
house with ocean views. Open floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Fireplaces
in living amnd masterbahoom Two car arrange Water and lawn maintenance
inuded. $1595

* 75069 Edwards Road, Yulee 4BR/2BA Only 5 minutes from I-95, this
river front home has a private dock and fully fenced yard. Public boat
launch nearby. Ceramic tile throughout with carpeted large.master bed-
room. One car garage plus carport for 2 vehicles. $1395
* 96088 Starlight Lane (Heron Isles), Yulee 4BR/2.5BA Two story home
in newer community, off Chester Road. Neutral colors throughout
* 966 Chad Street 3BR/2BA Townhome close to schools, shopping. Bright
open floor plan with loft area. Vaulted great room, separate dining. $975
* 2840 A South Fletcher- 2BR/1BA Ocean front downstairs duplex.
Beautiful views, easy access to the beach. $1250
95024 Barclay Place Unit 4A (Harrison Cove)- 2BR/2BA
Downstairs condd in desirable gated community. Unit features a fire-
place, plantation shutters, granite countertops, stainless appliances, ceiling
fans, and water softener. Ceramic tile in living areas with carpeted bed-
rooms. 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

* 1542 Lisa Avenue 2BR/2BA Fully furnished home on the North end of 95046 Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA. This is a beautiful town home locat-
Amelia Island. Stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan, ceiling fans, ed in a gated community off A1A off of the Intercoastal waterway. Rent
tile floors. Two car garage $1459 includes, garbage, and lawn service $2,475
* 2805 S. Fletcher Avenue- 3BR/2BA Remodeled beach house across the 2700 Mizell 401B 3BR/2BA in Amelia Woods. Fully furnished unit
street from the ocean. Beautiful views and easy beach access. $1050 overlooking community pool and tennis court. 3 month lease minimum.
* 664 Grove Park Circle 4BR/3BA Home with fireplace and private pool.
Pool maintenance included. $1450 1320.Martin Luther King Jr. Street 2BR/2BA near corner of 14th
Street. CGarage converted into an office and separate storage room. Open
* 95210 Woodberry Lane (Summer Beach West @ The Preserve)- atio and screened porch. Fenced in private backyard. Can be furnished
4BR/4BA on quiet cul-de-sac lot with screened porch overlooking the pond. or unfurnished. $950
Open family room to large gourmet kitchen with bar area. Formal living 3200 Fletcher Ave Unit D-1 (Oe Dunes) -BR/2BA Nicely fur-
and dining rooms, large master suite, and security system Conunuity ni shed ground floor uit. Ocean front patio with beautiful ocean views,
pool and golf available nearby. Walking distanceto to the bech. Lawn care steps fro the beach. Located across front the Surf Restaurant.
included. $1850 Communnity pool. $1395
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND 2850 S. Fletcher UP 3BR/1BA Upstairs ocean front home with beauti-
* 85678 Bostick Wood Drive (North Hampton) 4BR/3SA Beautiful ful views. Easy access to the beach. $1095
home with many upgrades. Formal dining room, cat-in kitchen, and fire-
piece in family room. Community pool, clubhouse, and playground. $1850

Sales Sals Sales Sles Sale

1,000 Sandpiper Loop MLS#4!
4BR/4BA, 2,693 s.l.Townhome
Nip Galphin 277-6597

.UIItti nRiniae Colll ML I s 4a
4BR/2BA in Reserve at Old Blull
Nip Galphin 277-6597

,uuu m...uninue W..- MUOPO
2BR/2BA In The Colony
Nip Galphin 277-6597

$495,000 Fernandina Cay MLSS 43544 $995,000 1000 S. Fletcher-MLS#45255 $177,000 Timber Creek PLanlalion MLS#50131
3BR/3BA Great Ocean View Great Renlal History, Sits on (2) 50' buildable lots 2,307 sq.ll. Brick/Stucco, SS Appliances,
Nip Galphin 277-6597 Brad Goble 904-261-6166 Brad Goble 261-6166

$2 1 M

$275,000 MLS#49508
2600 S.F. across Irom Ihe Bells River
Call me or your agent quickly!
Brad Goble 904-261-6166

$469,900 Starboard Landing- MLS# 43365
4BR/3BA 257Bsl In Seaside Subdivision
Nip Galphin 277-6597

$145,000 Cartesian Poinie MLS50i15u
1,928 sq.ll. Thi is not a short sale.
Brad Goble 261-6166

*Lancelord Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Brad Goble 261-6166
*Barringlon Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
1735 Clinch Dr. 3.2 acres $599,000 #49568 Nip Galphin 277-6597
S. Fletcher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000 Brad Goble 261-6166
*3280 S. Fletcher. 95x400, R-3, MLS#49357, $450,000 Nip Galphin 277-6597


864 Commercial/Retail

ft. 463179 A1A, Yulee. Permits
available for alcoholic beverages. (904)
Approx. 800sf. Located in Historic
District at 17 S. 8th Street close to
Centre. $1,000/mo. + dep. Call 557-
DEERWALK Prime high visibility
location on A1A in O'Neal. 1250sf
units. Curtiss Lasserre Real Estate

901 Automobiles

FSBO '94 Taurus $2500. '91 Ford
Diesel PU $700, '95 Dodg. PU $2500.
'88 work van $1000. '01 Daewo $1500.
All running. 261-5034
cylinder, mint condition, loaded,
satellite radio. 11,000 miles. Price
$15,000. (904)261-4126 or leave

1 904 Motorcycles

CLASSIC 7100 miles, custom pipes,
factory warranty. Excellent condition.
Best offer. (904)415-8341

Large marsh front in upscale Al
subd. Magnificent trees-Oaks,
Magnolias & Palms.
Priced for quick sale $220,000
Call (904) 321-5490 or
583-2063 Owner Is lic. RE agent.


Real Estate, Inc.

850674 US 17 S, Yulee. 6000 sf
Warehouse with office, 3 16'x20' roll
up doors and plenty of parking
$3000/mo. + taxes and utility
*2000 sf +/- in busy Five Points Plaza at
AIA and Sadler Rd. Great retail
frontage with heavy foot traffic and
vehicle exposure. $3,800/mo incl. rent,
CAM, and taxes
*850785 US 17Yulee 150x300 lot with
a 1458 sq. ft building & large paved
parking lot $2,500/mo. + tax & until.
1200 Five Points Plaza, 816 Sadler
Rd. Between Stein Mart and At Home
Amelia. Great frontage. Long term
lease. $2400/mo includes CAM + tax.
*Approx 850 s.f. by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good expo-
sure on AI1A. Great for show room or
office space $1350/mo + tax +utilities.
*Approx 1,800 s.f. 1839 S. 8th St
Adjacent to Huddle House $2,250/mo
lease + tax, also considering sale.
*DEER WALK 1,250 s.f. retail/office
space. Units range from $1,750 to
$2,000 /mo includes CAM, tax, water,
sewer,garbage. First months rent FREE
with one year signed lease.
*Amelia Park Office Suites 900 s.f.+/-
Fronting 14th Street $l,
includes all' other fees/costs except
utilities. One mo. FREE rent w/ signed
*480 s.f., 15th S.4th St., excellent ploca-
tion on Centre St Great space for an
office of small retail store. 5 private
parking places on location $ 1500/mo +
tax and utjl neg.
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FRIDAY. March 5.2010 LEISURE News-Leader

Allegiance choir
Student in grades 6-12 are
invited to sing in the teen
ensemble Allegiance, a four-
part harmony touring group
from Amelia Island.
The ensemble of teens is
from six varied churches and
They are scheduled to tour
and then sing with a 350-voice
choir at the National
Cathedral in Washington,
D.C., as part of the YouthCUE
International Nation's Capitol
Festival June 16-21.
A CD of their performance
with the National Symphony
Orchestra will be recorded
June 20.
Allegiance has performed
from Florida to New York in
community centers, cathe-
drals, rescue missions,
schools, churches and chil-
dren's homes. Their music
selections vary from spirituals
to classical and contemporary
Christian styles.
The group rehearses each
Sunday from 6:15-7:45 p.m.
Call Pam Helton at the Amelia
Baptist Church, 261-9527
about registration.
Drum circle
A community drum circle
is held every Monday from 7-
8:30 p.m. at Indigo Alley, 316
Centre St., Fernandina Beach.
Meet upstairs in cold weather
or outside in the courtyard in
pleasant weather. All levels of
experience welcome.
For information contact
Willow Embry at (802) 779-
The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 South Fletcher Ave.,
presents David Gum tonight;
Andy Haney from 1-5 p.m. and
Richard Stratton from 6-10
p.m. March 6; Richard
Stratton from noon-4 p.m. and
Reggie Lee from 5-9 p.m.
March 7; Gary Keniston
March 8 and Richard Stratton
March 9; and DJ Roc March
10. Call 261-5711.
Sunday Musicale
The next Amelia Arts
Academy Sunday Musicale
Concert is March 21 with the
theme "A celebration of

The event will celebrate
Celtic music with the
Enchantment Celtic Trio and
an opening act from 11-year-
old violinist Dalton Thrift.
"Irish sing-alongs" will be in
the works too. The reception
(food and wine) is at 5 p.m.,
with the concert immediately
following at Fran and George
Shea's home in Amelia Island
Tickets are $40 and avail-
able at the Golf Club of
Amelia, 277-8015, and Amelia
Arts Academy, 277-1225.
Green Turtle
The Impediments play the
Green Turtle, South Third
Street, March 26 from 9 p.m.-
Showand dance
Moet & Chandon and
Sheffield's at the Palace
present the Les DeMerle
Band with vocalist Bonni>-i
Eisele in a "Jump, Jive and
Wail, Swingin' Dance and
Show" on March 27 from 7-10
Tickets are $20 and
include a glass of champagne.
Call 491-3332 or buy tickets at
the Palace Saloon or
Sheffield's, 117 Centre St., or
at The UPS Store, 1417 Sadler
Road, next to Publix. Open
seating, cash bar.
A portion of the proceeds
will benefit the Amelia Island
Jazz Festival Scholarship
Shucker's Oyster Bar
Amelia Island songwriter
Bruce Hamilton performs
with Bill Sturm every
Wednesday from 6:30-10 p.m.
at Shucker's Oyster Bar at
A1A and Old Nassauville
Road. Call 277-2580.
OXanes music
O'Kanes Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St., pres-
ents The Turner-London band
from 8:30 p.m. until close
Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. Call 261-1000.
Instant Groove
.The Instant Groove plays
each.Thursday night at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island 8-


Amelia Community Theatre has
two casts for the radio comedy,
"The Man with Bogart's Face,"
running through Sunday.
Pictured is the cast that per-
forms at 8 p.m. Saturday and at
2 p.m. Sunday. It includes Don
Parker, Grace Lipman, Maryanne
Contratti, John Quinn, Bea
Osbon, Bob Weintraub, Billy
Powell, Jim Hook, Barb Deely,
Frances Riotte and Ed Deely.
Tickets are $10; $5 for students.
The show is part of the Big
Read program. Call 261-6749
for tickets. SUBMITTED


Talismans exhibit
Florida State College Betty P Cook
Nassau Center announces the opening
of a new gallery exhibit titled Talismans
of the Far East.
The exhibit, which will remain open
until March 30, features 24 religious tal-
ismans. Each piece is accompanied by
descriptive information. They are all
from the collection of Professor James
Kemp, who teaches Asian Humanities at
the college. The collection, obtained
from Taoist, Buddhist, and Shinto tem-
ples in Taiwan, Korea, Japan and
Southeast Asia, includes both wood
block prints and a few stone rubbings
and painted talismans on cloth or paper.
Talismans are intended to be dis-
played at home or carried on the person
to protect the owner from a host of ills
believed to be caused by ghosts and
other supernatural creatures.
A reception to meet Kemp, curator
and collector, will be held March 11
from 6-7:30 p.m. in the library's gallery,
Room B-103. The Nassau Center is
located at 76346 William Burgess Blvd.,
Yulee. Call 548-4432 for information or
Island art .
Join the Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., for the opening reception of
the third group exhibit by the
Wednesday Oil Painters, March 6 from
5-8 p.m. Featured artists Melba Craven,
Mikolean Longacre, Louise Malone,
Paul Massing, Emylee McBrearty,
Karen McFadyen, Georganna Mullis
and Barbara Noden work together in
the studio to pursue their common inter-
est in oil painting. The exhibit will be on
display through April.
The association will hold its general
meeting at 7 p.m. March 9, featuring

Bristol's work contains West African
Ogshobo patterning and placement, as
well as strong Caribbean influences.
Her art reflects the essential elements
of color, rhythm, action and texture.
Bristol has works in many permanent
collections and loves working with both
paint and clay.
Bristol received a Master of Arts
from Montclair State Uniirersity in Fine
Arts. Later, she taught both fine and
commercial art in-elementary, middle
and high schools, college and university
levels from New England to Florida.
Bristol will also teach a one-day
workshop, Jazz Collage, on April 3 from
10 a.m.-4 p.m. To register, call (904) 355-
0630. For more information, call The
Cummer Store at (904) 899-6035. For
more information on Bristol, visit
l 'Mother Nature'series

"OMGGMO" by Candace Fasano,
exhibiting at Indigo Alley through

Jayne Gaskins with a demonstration in
fiber art. The Nouveau Art reception,
"Art & The Movies," will be held 5-8
p.m. March 13. Call 261-7020.
Bristol atThe Cummer
The Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave., Jackson-
ville, presents Fernan'dina Beach painter
and sculptor Rhonda Bristol as the artist
of the month for The Artist in 'the Store
series on March 9 from 6-8 p.m.'
Each month, a local artist is available
in The Cummer Store to discuss and
display their artwork as part of the
series. Proceeds support museum pro-

Spring has sprung! Candace Fasano
will exhibit her recent paintings from
her new "Mother Nature" series at
Indigo Alley through April. She enjoys.
painting her daughter, Georgia, as she
personifies her as a young Mother
Nature character.
"Her image deepens the empathy I
try to express for the environment, for
living creatures, and the world around
us today," says Fasano, who studied at
Georgia State University and the Atlanta
College of Art and has exhibited
throughout the Southeast. '
An opening reception to meet the
artist will be held in conjunction with the
ArtRageous Second Saturday Art Walk,
March 13 from 5-8 p.m.
Indigo Alley Wine Bar is located at
316 Centre St, Fernandina Beach.
Regular hours are Monday-Saturday, 11
a.m llp ri Call 261- 1222 or visit
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