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Cit sticks to higher tax rate
ANGELA DAUGHTRY year capital plan includes the pos
News Leader office acquisition and rehabilitation
Fernandina Beach Commissioners
approved Tuesday a tentative proper-
ty tax rate increase to support a 2010-
11 budget that increases expenses
over this year.
Commissioners toted 4-1 to set the
rollback rate at 4.9365 mills, but Mayor
Susan Steger said the action was "not
that meaningful" and the tax rate can
still be lowered before the final budg-
et is approved Sept. 21.
"(rhis) is a tentative rate. I antici-
pate more cuts. I think commissioners
want to look at every item. We just
got the details Friday night. We have
:work to do. We will not decide on the
:final millage rate until the first of
SSeptember," Steger emphasized. The
commission can legally reduce, but
'This) is a tentative rate. I anticipate
more cuts.... We will not decide on the
final rate until the first of September.'
MAYOR SUSAN STEGER
not increase, the tax rate as budget dis-
Commissioner Arlene Filkoff voted
against the rollback rate, saying she
believed the city should make addi-
tional cuts in expenses.
According to City Manager
Michael Czymbor, the new rate was
necessary to ensure a "continuation of
existing public service levels." .
Czymbor's budget proposal
includes staff reductions of 19.5 full-
time equivalent employees that would
save the city about $500,000. The pro-
posed budget also includes $232,000
for a 2 percent wage increase for
exempt city personnel and police and
fire department employees.
Dredging of the city marina has
been budgeted at $250,000. Downtown
improvements and minor rehabilita-
tion of the downtown post office were
included in the 2010-11 budget at a
cost of $425,000. The budget's five-
at $4.7 million, but does not identify a
The rollback tax rate is adjusted
yearly to bring the same amount of
property tax dollars into the city as the
year before. When property values
were going up, the rollback rate would
go down, but since the real estate
crash the rollback rate increases to
keep tax revenues the same even as
property values decline.
Czymbor emphasized that the pro-
posed budget delivered to city com-
missioners July 30 is still "in the
reviewing stages" and that budget
talks involving the commission, city
directors and the community will con-
tinue. The next budget workshop is
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MARY DUFFY/FOR TH&NEWS LEADER KATHY BROOKS/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
Len Kreger, right, a volunteer for Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, and a large crowd of well-wishers at Eighth and Ocean cheer on a live
leatherback turtle hatchling as it returned to the sea Tuesday. The first leatherback turtle nest in many years on Amelia Island was exca-
vated by Pat Kreger and revealed 37 hatched eggs and 51 unhatched eggs. Leatherback turtles usually nest farther south in Florida and
earlier in the season. There have been a record number of sea turtle nests on the island this season, with the total currently at 180.
City declines to sell surplus land
A resolution to dispose of surplus
city land was tabled by city commis-
sioners at their Tuesday meeting.
City staff earlier this year had
developed a list of about a dozen prop-
erties suitable for sale to bring in
extra revenue and property taxes.
City commissioners at that time cut
the list down to eight properties for
In the latest evaluation, 25 prop-
erties were considered and seven of
them were deemed "surplus" by city
staff. Six other properties, zoned
recreational, could only be sold or
leased if approved by voter referen-
Most commissioners appeared
hesitant to allow the city to let the
properties go, but for different rea-
sons. Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch
said he was concerned about the
necessity for infrastructure for the
properties if they were developed.
"We have finite acreage on this
was not a proponent of selling these
properties to help the budget. That's just
stupid... (Let's) take this off the table and'
not talk about it ever. ever again."
VICE MAYOR TIM POYNTER
island," said Commissioner Eric
Childers. "When you have. green
space, that means something. We may
be going through an exercise that
may come to nothing." Childers
added that a property behind the Crab
Trap restaurant and another at Indigo
and South Eighth streets may be suit-
able for selling, but he questioned
"We're not hard-pressed to sell
them," Childers said.
"I was not a proponent of selling
these properties to help the budget,"
said Vice Mayor Tim Poynter. "That's
just stupid. Quite honestly, I wish we
weren't talking about it... it's fallen on
deaf ears. I've gotten e-mails from
people saying, don't sell city proper-
ty. Maybe we should take this off the
table and not talk about it ever, ever
Bunch said Poynter was correct in
wanting the issue off the table,
because it had come up several times
before "and it's the same answer
every time.... we're wasting valuable
staff time looking at something we
looked at six months ago."
"It's almost like we're finding
every little piece of property we own
to see if we can sell it," Bunch said.
"It's going to be a lot harder to buy it
City Manager Michael Czymbor
said he had to "respectfully disagree"
with commissioners' arguments that
the city hold onto the properties.
"People are asking for alternative
ways to finance the government," he
said. "People are saying to look out-
side the box."
City Project Manager/Engineer
Glenn Semanisin said commission-
ers should also consider the long-
terin maintenance costs the city is
paying to keep up the properties.
"I'm glad I got this information,"
said Childers, saying again that two
properties could be sold but the tim-
ing is bad. "Returning (the proper-
ties) to the tax rolls will help, but sell-
ing them will not help balance the
budget. I hope the people out there
In Czymbor's latest budget, pre-
sented to commissioners July 30, the
sale of the surplus city real estate was
projected to bring in half a million
dollars in revenues.
According to the Nassau County
Property Appraiser's website, the city
owns 179 properties.
The intersection ofA1A
and Gerbing Road will be
closed for about four
weeks starting Monday for'
construction of a traffic
circle. The Amelia Island
Parkway will be used as a
detour route. A temporary
road is being built for
local traffic using Gerbing
Road. The roundabout is
part of the Florida
Department of Transpor-
tation's resurfacing project
from the Nassau Sound
Bridge to Atlantic Avenue.
The $4.64 million project
began June 13 and should
conclude next summer.
Embattled Nassau County Code
Enforcement Director Brenda
Rothwell, captured in embarrassing
detail on camera while attending a
conference in Fort Lauderdale at coun-
ty expense, resigned her job Thursday.
Rothwell, accompanied by an attor-
ney, tendered her
tion" in a late after-
noon meeting with
Ted Selby. A court
reporter took a state-
ment as there was no
letter of resignation.
"I'm really not Rothwell
able to comment on
that," Selby said.
"She and her lawyer came in to see us.
We did call her in on an unrelated mat-
ter, and that's all I'm prepared to say on
He said the meeting did not involve
,Rothwell's conference behavior, which
is being investigated separately. The
News-Leader has learned Rothwell
fired an employee in April who was
accused by his wife of having an affair,
possiblywith another county employ-
ee, and he subsequently was accused
of trespassing on Rothwell's property
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The hopes of Nassau County envi-
ronmentalists to block development
on Crane Island were dashed Tuesday
when the First District Court of Appeal
denied their motions to rehear a case
against Nassau County or certify it to
the Florida Supreme Court.
All legal options to block develop-
ment of the island have now been
exhausted, according to County
Attorney'David A. Hallman.
"The appellate case is over and the
only thing left to occur now is that the
court of appeals direct Judge (Brian)
Davis to reinstate the county's devel-
opment order," Hallman said
However, Robert Weintraub, one
of the Nassau County residents who
filed the original suit, said the group
was still examining its options. "We're
trying to sort that out right now," he
said Wednesday. Weintraub said other
parties in the case were out of town,
but the group would meet soon to
decide what, if any, further action to
In June, the appeals court ruling
overturned a Dec. 22 decision by
Davis, a Nassau County Circuit Court
judge, that quashed the county com-
mission's 2006 vote to approve a
Planned Unit Development on the
island, which was designated as wet-
lands in the county's comprehensive
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FRIDAY, August 6.2010 NEWS News-Leader
Goodwill of North
Florida announces the
'aunch of its newest donation
center in Fernandina Beach.
Located in the Sadler
Crossing Shopping Center at
1476 Sadler Road (unit
f476), the center is open
Monday through Saturday
from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and
Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Donations of gently used
clothing, shoes, books, toys,
household items and furni-
ture are accepted. For more
information, call 277-4582.
A benefit car wash for the
Sweat family will be held
Aug. 7 from 9-3 p.m. at
Murray's Grille in Yulee. The
Yulee Pop Warner football
players and cheerleaders are
selling tickets for $5.
Daniela Sweat was
involved in a car accident
July 29 while returning
home from visiting her
mother in Cocoa Beach. She
suffered multiple broken
bones and is hospitalized in
Melbourne. She and hus-
band Jason Sweat and have
two sons, Christian and
Caiden. Donations are appre-
ciated to help cover their
expenses for the unexpected
loss of work, travel, hospital
bills, etc. Donations also may
be made to the "Daniela
Sweat Fund" at Wachovia,
Create beautiful art prints
through the art of Japanese
fish rubbing at a Gyotaku
Fish Prints class at the
Learning Community of
North Florida, South Eighth
Street, Aug. 7 from 9:30-
11:30 a.m. Students will leave
with several prints suitable
Bring your own fish, or
one will be provided. Call
430-0120 or visit www.tlcnf.
com for information.
Harbor Shores Ministries
will give away clothing at
Harbor Shores Apostolic
Church in Victoria's Place
Shopping Center across A1A
.fo. Chick-fil-A in Yulee on
Se.'7 am gi am1-l p.m.
ing available in all sizes for
men, women, children and
infants at no charge. The
ministry.asks residents to
tell everyone they know and
bring the whole family. No
qualification process is nec-
To donate clothes for this
program or any other items
for the action center, call 225-
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a non-profit organization
that helps needy families in
the community. It accepts
Mr. Marrell M. Chamblee
Jr., age 53, of Yulee died on
Sunday morning, Aug. 1, 2010
at .Baptist'Medical Center
Funeral services will be at
.10:30 a.m. on Wednesday,
Aug. 11, 2010 from the grave-
r f 7
Items may be given to a fami-
ly in need or liquidated to
supply food, clothes, shelter,
utilities, diapers and other
The Amelia Arts
Academy's End of Summer
Rock and Roll Party will be
held at Indigo Alley, 316
Centre St., on Aug. 8 at 6
p.m. featuring live music by
Friends, Hoffman's Voodoo,
The Takers and Ninja Gun.
All ages welcome. A $10
donation is requested at the
door to benefit the Amelia
Arts Academy. Enjoy a $5
barbecue on the patio.
Partnership Nassau will
meet Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. in the
Fernandina Beach Police
Room, 1525 Lime St. All
community members who
are interested in promoting a
tobacco-free norm in the
community are invited to
Nassau County Students
Working Against Tobacco
will meet the same day at 3
p.m. in the Community
Room. Fifth to 12th-graders
interested in working to
change tobacco norms in
Nassau County-are invited to
For information contact
Mary Myers Obenauf,
Tobacco Educator, Nassau
County Health Department,
The monthly meeting of
the local chapter of AARP
will be held Aug. 10 at 1 p.m.
at the Council on Aging
across from Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. Guest speak-
er Peter Podesta, agent and
owner of Podesta Insurance
Agency, will speak on cur-
rent insurance available,
Medicare changes, and
answer questions for seniors
and AARP members.
Non-members are invited
to attend Podesta's presenta-
tion. There will be a business
meeting for members imme-
diately following. A short
board meeting will also be
held. For infoi nation contact
John Mega,president, at .
-2 77I-243 "
The Nassau County
Association will meet Aug.
12 at 6:30 p.m. at Family
Support Services of North
Florida- Nassau Office,
86004 Christian Way in
Yulee. The group meets the
second Thursday of each
For information, call
Orlando Avila, association
president, at 753-2993.
side in the Lovell Family
Cemetery, off Blackrock Road,
His family will receive
friends from 9:30 am. until the
time of service, on Wednesday,
at the cemetery.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
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seeks shrimp videos
Still having fun seeking out the Micah's Place port tourism initiatives.
shrimp sculptures around Amelia Island? In September, the shrimp will retreat to a
Become your own director and capture them temporary home to rest and get freshened up.
on film for a chance to win a two-night stay at On Oct. 16 the sculptures available for purchase
the Hampton Inn and Suites, Amelia Island will be auctioned at a ShrimpElation Celebration.
and a cruise for two on the Amelia River Cruise There they will find happy permanent homes.
Boat. Tickets to the auction will go on sale to the pub-
The Micah's Place "Vampy Scampi Video lic this month.
Contest" runs through Aug. 31. Video should be If you would like to take part in this fun-filled
no longer than three minutes, be creative yet evening, call 491-6364, ext. 100 to make your
tasteful, and needs to include at least one reservation.
of the shrimp sculptures displayed on Amelia A grand prize drawing will be held in October;
Island. for all eligible entries from all the contests of the
Visit www.shrimpexpression.com for entry Shrimp Expression project. First place will win
forms and the rules and regulations for all of the a one-day pass for a family of four to, one of
contests. Forms can also be picked up at Purple Disney World's theme parks. Second place wins
Dove Resale Center, 1002 South 14th St., or send one pair of coach certificates valid for travel in the
an e-mail to projectcoordinator@micahs continental United States (including San Juan,
place.com. Puerto Rico) on AirTran Airways.
Shrimp Expression is a unique project with All proceeds from Shrimp Expression bene-
multiple goals: raise funding for prevention and fit Micah's Place, the only certified domestic
intervention services for Micah's Place; create violence center for Nassau County. For more
awareness for domestic violence prevention; information on Micah's Place, call 491-6364 or
support local artists and their endeavors; and sup- visit www.micahsplace.org.
Celebrate Gullah/Geechee reunion Aug. 19
For the News-Leader
The Northeast Florida leg of the
Gullah/Geechee Nation International
Music and Movement Festival, cele-
brating the "Gullah/Geechee
Seminole Maroon Reunion," begins
Aug. 19 in Nassauville at historic Little
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 941336 Old
A cultural presentation led by
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah
Geechee Nation, and a contingent of
Elders from the Gullah Geechee
Wisdom Circle, begins at 10 am., fol-
lowed by a remembrance ceremony in
Guests who would like to join the
day tour for lunch and additional tour
stops that follow the ancestors' travel
route south to Fort Mose in St.
Augustine should arrive at 9:30 a.m. to
register. Participants will pay homage
at sites that are significant in the black,
maroon and Seminole experience.
The'festival continues Aug. 20-22 in
Ft. Lauderdale and the Bahamas. It
will convene an historic reunion
between the Gullah/Geechee people,
who trace their culture directly to the
coast of West Africa, and their
Seminole and Miccosukee brethren.
Call 206-33520 for information
regarding the Nassauville gathering. SUBMI1TED
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Kuumba Festival ir
The Carter G. Woodson
Committee for Positive
Education of Jacksonville, Inc.
(CGWC) is kicking off its 22nd
Annual Kuumba Festival of
Florida on Aug. 21 in the his-
toric African American district
Atri-state heritage reunion,
hosted by the Gullah-Geechee
Nation (Queen Quet), will con-
vene in Fort Mose, St.
Augustine on Aug. 19 to kick off
Early registration is
required for participation.
Kuumba Festival festivities
will be located directly across
from the Lavilla School of the
Arts, 500 N. Davis St., adjacent
7 St. Augustine
to downtown Jacksonville, tors share and Il
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multicultural event is scheduled al diversity and
to start promptly at 11 a.m. to 8 tion of African
p.m. Aug. 21 as thousands cel- American,' and
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Hospice poker run to benefit sick
A poker run to benefit
Community PedsCare, a pro-
gram of Community Hospice
of Northeast Florida, presented
by American Legion Post
283, will be held Sept. 25 at the
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bike out by 11 a.m. and last bike
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and live performance by Big
Engine begins at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 per rider,
$10 per passenger and prizes
will be awarded for best
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FRIDAY. August 6, 2010 NEWS News-Leader
These are excerpts from the
July 30 budget message sent by
City Manager Michael Czymbor
to Fernandina Beach Commis-
sioners. A complete copy is avail-
able from the City Clerk, 204 Ash
"The development of this
2010-11 budget document was
even more challenging and dif-
ficult than the previous year's
budget, but we developed a
comprehensive and collective
strategy to overcome this mon-
umental task. Our strategy was
to undertake a series of four
budget development work-
shops in which the commis-
sioners and staff worked col-
lectively and comprehensively
to discuss and understand all
the factors and building blocks
which impact (positively and
negatively) the development of
the municipal budget. These
building blocks include the
city's taxable value, stability of
the budget revenue sources,
employee salary and benefit
costs and the operational costs
required to continue to provide
our public services to our resi-
"There is a good probability
that an additional reduction in
property tax values will occur in
the 2010-11 budget when prop-
erty values are established and
levied. Additionally there is the
need to continue to fund critical
community programs; we firm-
ly believe the 'rollback' millage
is fiscally prudent and recom-
mend the rollback rates be
adopted with this budget. The
city has been a good fiscal stew-
ard and has reduced the overall
millage rate nine times in the
last 12 years and maintained
the rate in the three other years.
The city had previously
decreased the overall millage
,rate 33 percent from 2006-8 and
has gone to the rollback rate in
each of the past five years... :"
"The proposed millage rate
will allow the city to receive the
same amount of property tax
revenue to operate even though
the total taxable value ha's
declined (by $155 million and
would produce almost $872,000
less property tax revenue).
Most residents and businesses
will pay approximately the same
amount of property taxes even
at the higher millage rate
because of the reduction in the
assessed value of their proper-
ty. We hope that the city's
efforts in maintaining and pre-
\ i,,isly v lowering the millage
rate will continue to provide
financial relief to our residents,
businesses apd industry.. ."
"New revenue sources
included in the proposed budg-
et are selling surplus real estate
and the implementation of a
'pilot' paid parking kiosk sys-
tem in targeted municipal park-
ing lots and beach access areas.
These additions are needed to
generate $1 million of new rev-
enue for operational and capital
improvement needs in the
General Fund. The establish-
ment of a Storm Water Utility
Fee to fund
Czymbor $500,000 and
is also includ-
ed in the
"(The city) is projected to
end the fiscal year with a
$5,258,962 balance (reserves
excluding contingency). This
is a strong reserve position
which represents 31 percent of
the General Fund Operating
Expenses. The projected total
city reserves... are projected
to be $37,234,458 at the end of
the fiscal year. The primary
uses of the city reserves are for
'The city, understanding and
recognizing the current fiscal
reality of decreasing resources,
has made difficult decisions and
has reduced the full-time
employee headcount by 15 from
210 in fiscal year 2009-10 to 195
in the proposed budget. The
budget proposal also decreases
the part-time employee head-
count from. 75 in fiscal year
2009-10 to 66 in this budget pro-
posal. These staffing reductions
result in an overall savings of
$167,000 "to meet the
city's obligations under the
police and fire collective bar-
$65,000 for a 2 percent
wage adjustment for exempt
"All of the police, fire and
exempt employees received no
pay increases in the last fiscal
year. These proposed appropri-
ations are needed to retain our
collective quality workforce and
to attract the best candidates
when vacancies occur:..."
$1.87 million to fund
wastewater and water system
$2.8 million for improve-
ments at the airport.
$843,000 for street resur-
facing, storm water system
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improvements, sidewalk con-
structionr and other infrastruc-
$570,000 for recreation
facility improvements, includ-
ing adding restrooms at Seaside
$425,000 for downtown
improvements to the comfort
station and minor rehabilitation
to the post office.
$347,000 for the revital-
ization of the waterfront.
"Many of these projects are
dependent upon receiving antic-
ipated grant funding and will
not be initiated if the city is
unsuccessful in obtaining this
critical funding component...."
"The initiative, energy and
hard work of the city's elected,
appointed directors, manage-
ment staff and employees have
produced many noteworthy
accomplishments and success
stories during this past fiscal
year. These accomplishments
continue to improve the quality
of life in Fernandina Beach,
enhance the amenities available
to our visitors, guests and resi-
dents and improve the profi-
ciency of city staff in providing
our quality municipal services.
"Our city continues to be
blessed with a committed group
of directors and employees who
work hard every day to serve
the citizens of our community,
and I want to acknowledge their
dedication and many contribu-.
tions.... I want to extend my
deepest appreciation to our
Controller, Ms. Patti Clifford,
and her staff for their tireless
efforts in providing invaluable
assistance in the development
of this proposed document. It is
my fourth budget process, and
I hope the process has
improved each and every year."
CITY Continued from 1A
The 2010-11 budget shows
that about half the city's rev-
enues come from local prop-
erty taxes. Other sources are
licenses and permits, franchise
fees, service charges, local
option taxes, fines and inter-
Czymbor showed several
graphs to illustrate the need
for the increased rollback rate.
One graph, inspired by Vice
Mayor Tim Poynter, compared
taxable property values with
the millage rate change
between the years 2004-11.
Another chart showed that
taxable property values have
fallen by $155 million since last
fiscal year, which would result
in a decrease of $870,000 in
property tax revenues.
Another graph showed that
taxes levied by Fernandina
Beach have remained steady
since 2004, but taxes for the
Nassau County School Board
and the county have risen
steadily. Most of the popula-
tion growth in the county since
that time has occurred in the
Several local residents,
apparently concerned about a
shaky economic outlook in the
coming year, spoke up against
the increased millage rate.
Resident Tony McAdoo
said the city should be "think-
ing out of the box" rather than
increasing the rollback rate.
He also suggested city staff
should take' a furlough by
working four hours less each
Local business owner Patty
Fentriss, representing the
chamber of commerce, noted
the city manager would get a
pay raise at the same time
many local taxpayers have had
their salaries reduced or have
A city commission workshop on the proposed 2010-11
budget is scheduled for Monday at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall,
204 Ash St. It is open to the public. The first formal public
hearing on the city budget is Sept 7 at 5 05 p.m and the
final budget public hearing is Sept. 21. Those dates are
subject to change.
lost their jobs. "Please keep the
millage rate the same as last
year," she said
"I have searched my heart
and my brain," Filkoff said. "I
really can't support the roll-
back rate ... people are tying it
to employee (pay) increases.
... I believe we have opportu-
nities to become more
Filkoff also suggested "the
people who do the work should
be part of the solution. ... I'm
voting to hold the millage rate,
and asking city employees to
help us do that."
"Every dollar we go below
the millage rate becomes next
year's lost dollar," said City
Finance Director Patti Clifford.
"If we go below the (suggest-
ed) rate today, we cannot
change it after today. We
shouldn't be using one-time
money to tighten our belts this
S"From the graph we looked
at, the city is being fiscally
responsible," Poynter said. He
also said "there is no direct
relation" between property val-
ues and what it costs to run
"When you say the city's
not making cuts, of course
we're making cuts ... we don't
want to disregard city employ-
ees... the (employees) who are
left will have to work that much
harder," he said, noting the
reduction in the number of city
"If you want your property
values to go ip, you invest in
the city," Poynter went on. He
also complained that some
people were asking for budget
cuts at the same time they are
asking about improvements to
the city waterfront or else-
"We've failed to communi-
cate to the community that we
have been fiscally responsible,"
Commissioner Eric Childers
said. "That money goes to our
police force, to (Human
Resources Director) Robin
Marley, and to (Fire Chief) Dan
Hanes .... There's a cost of
doing business. Nothing is
more gut-wrenching than this
"We're trying to keep this a
viable, vibrant city," Poynter
said. "We don't want to be
penny-smart and pound-fool-
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a developer attempting to build
on Crane Island, had lobbied
the county in 2006 to amend its
comprehensive plan and
change the island's designation.
The conservation designa-
tion allows for only one dwelling
every five acres a maximum
of 49 potential houses on the
disputed property. The county
commission voted to change
the designation of part of the
island from conservation to res-
idential a move that would
have allowed up to 169 hous-
The lawsuit, brought by
Weintraub, Eric Titcomb and
Julie Ferriera, alleged that the
county did not have the author-
ity to amend the comprehen-
sive plan in that way. Davis
agreed, and in December
quashed the county's approval
of the PUD.
However, the -commission
voted in January to appeal
Davis' decision on the grounds
that evidence had been misin-
terpreted or overlooked. The
Amelia Island Co. and Crane
Island Investments LLC joined
the appeal as intervenors. The
appeals court agreed with the
appellants' contention that
about 72 acres on the island
were actually uplands, and
therefore suitable for develop-
Titcomb, Weintraub and
decision. All of
sion, according to Hallman.
Titcomb, Weintraub and
Ferriera availed themselves of
The first, a motion for
rehearing in the same court,
requests the same three
appeals court justices to hear
the case again. In the second, a
motion for rehearing en banc,
requests all 15 judges on the
appeals court hear the case.
The third is to request the
appeals court certify thecase to
the Florida Supreme Court. All
three requests were denied.
Hallman said that while any-
one has the right to appeal a,
case to a district court of appeal,
it is more difficult to get a case
certified to the Supreme Court.
Hallman said the appeals
court's denial to rehear the case
marked the removal of a sig-
nificant obstacle to the devel-
opment of Crane Island. He
added, however, that he
respected Titcomb, Weintraub
and Ferriera for exercising
their right to utilize the judicial
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with a camera. County officials
have been looking into
Rothwell's handling of that fir-
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves
has handed a criminal investi-
gation of Rothwell and three
other suspended Nassau
County administrators over to
the Florida Department of Law
The suspended department
heads are now represented by
Fernandina Beach attorney
John Cascone. In a Tuesday let-
ter to Selby, Cascone claimed
the county's investigations and
the hiring of a private investi-
gator by the anonymous
employees were part of a polit-
"Whoever was behind the
allegations and hiring of a pri-
vate investigator had an agenda
that was less about providing
clear and concise facts of
wrongdoing and more about
settling scores and creating a
cloud over the reputations of
the four administrators,"
.Rothwell forfeits $8,333 in
unpaid leave time. She would
be ineligible to receive med-
ical insurance that retiring
employees receive until age 65.
She will be entitled to apply to
the state for a pension under
Rothwell's resignation will
not affect the criminal investi-
gation into her behavior.
Rothwell has been employ-
ed by the county since March
2000. She previously worked
for the city of Fernandina
Seagraves was asked by
Selby to investigate the con-
duct of Rothwell, Building
Daniel Salmon, Road and
Bridge Supervisor Butch
Hartman and Landfill/Solid
Waste Director Lee Pickett.
The four were suspended with
pay last week after DVDs sur-
faced showing them in a bad
light while attending a May
hurricane preparedness con-
ference in Fort Lauderdale.
The DVDs recorded by a
private investigator hired by
-anonymous county employees
- include footage of Rothwell
straddling Salmon in a pool-
side lounge chair and a nude
Rothwell in public view on a
balcony at a hotel where
Salmon, Hartman and Pickett
The county has launched
multiple investigations into the
conduct and referred the mat-
ter to Seagraves and Assistant
State Attorney Wesley White
for criminal investigation.
Seagraves said Wednesday that
he sent the case to FDLE to'
get an independent view on the
politically charged allegations.
"I have met with FDLE and
turned over everything that
was provided to me by the
county manager, Mr. Selby,"
he said. "I've provided them all
the documents and the contact
list of people who were pro-
vided to me as possible wit-
nesses. They're moving for-
ward looking at it as a possible
"... Politics in Nassau
County being what they are, it
disturbed me when I first
heard of these events, and the
'defense lawyer in me caused
me to question the allegations,
their timing and the validity of
the supposed complete video-
tapes," Cascone wrote to Selby.
"When I began my discus-
sions with the four longtime
public servants my 'defense
lawyer instincts' were once
again verified," he added. "It
became clear that whoever was
behind the allegations and hir-
ing of a private investigator had
an agenda that was less about
providing clear and concise
facts of wrongdoing and more
about settling scores and cre-
ating a cloud over the reputa-
tions of the four administra-
Cascone also found the July
23 release of the footage sus-
picious. The idea that these are
old events occurring at the
end of May and just now see-
ing the light of day less than a
full month before the upcom-'
ing elections is troublesome in
its own right," he wrote. "There
are places where efforts to
influence elections, such as I
believe this scenario was cre-
ated for, are commonplace -
but they usually are Third
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visits from United Nations
One facet of the county's
whether the department heads
squandered county funds by
failing to attend all of the class-
es at the conference for which
they signed up. Early reports
from Martha Tripp, director of
administrative services for the
conference, indicated that the
four attended only a day and a
half worth of classes in,the four
days they were there, failing
to show at later sessions for
which they were registered.
However, a Tuesday e-mail
from Tripp to Nassau County
assistant Sue Butler appeared
to backpedal on that assertion.
"The conference encour-
ages attendees who want to
attend training sessions to pre-
register for their sessions prior
to the conference in order to
guarantee them placement,"
Tripp wrote. "It's not unusual
for attendees to change their
minds upon arriving at the con-
ference and attend a different
training session than that
which they previously selected.
It is possible that the four
employees in question did
Tripp added that in order
to know if the suspended
administrators actually attend-
ed other sessions, the sign-in
sheets from every session
would have to be reviewed a
laborious task since the sheets
are hard copies rather than
Butler responded later the
same day with an e-mailed
request that the sheets be
checked. "I understand the
tedious process," she wrote.
"However, Nassau County
needs to confirm the training
classes attended by the employ-
ees pre-registered or not."
Also being investigated is
whether the suspended
employees actually resided in
the hotel rooms for which the
county was billed, since the
investigator's video indicates
that Rothwell may have spent at
least one night in Salmon's
room at the Bahia Mar Hotel.
Rothwell was registered at the
Sheraton Fort Lauderdale. Her
expense report indicates she
stayed there four nights at
about $130 per night.
Cascone, for his part,
scoffed at the notion that tax-
payer money Was wasted.
"The suggestion that these
four employees have squan-
dered county funds by their
attendance at and participation
in the events of the governor's
conference are belied by the
many different occurrences
that are wholly ignored in the
presentation to the sheriff and,
of course, the media," he wrote.
He pointed out that all four rode
to the conference in Salmon's
truck, therefore charging the
county for.only one mileage
He also claimed they pur-
chased lunchmeats and snacks
to avoid overcharging the coun-
ty for food. In fact, the four
charged the county a total of
$601 for meals during the four-
day conference, according to
Cascone dismissed the sex-
ually charged footage on the
DVDs as "adult" behavior. He
charged that the private inves-
tigator presented his footage
in a way that cast the worst pos-
sible light on the administra-
"The totality of the circum-
stances does not support what
the most likely edited video-
tapes show," he wrote. "There
are many factors, in addition,
that would add up to no more
than adult friends behaving in
a manner as adults on their own
time and spending their own
money. While I may or may not
like what another adult does
on their time, it does.not rise to
the level of a wrongdoing on
their part, nor does it create a
scenario where people should
creatively present events to
make them look bad in the pub-
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Republicans have scheduled a
rally at 6 p.m. today at the
Miner Road volunteer fire sta-
tion for GOP candidates run-
ning for local and statewide
office. The public is invited. A
second rally is set for 6-8 p.m.
Aug. 17 at the Hilliard
Volunteer Fire Station.
For information contact
Republican State Committee-
man Douglas Adkins at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at
The Nassau Patriots Tea
Party has announced a Q&A
for Nassau County School
Board candidates from 9:30-
11:30 a.m. Saturday at
Murray's Grille in Yulee. All
voters are invited.
The Aug. 13 Federated'
Republican Women of Nassau
luncheon at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island will host a panel
of county commission candi-
dates vying for office in the
August primary election.
The candidates in the
District 2 race are Mike Boyle
and Steve Kelley. In District 4,
the candidates are Barry
Holloway, Richard Williams
and Audie Ash. There will be
a moderator and the candi-
dates will be available for
Contact Gail Biondi by
Tuesday to make a reserva-
tion at 261-8793 or e-mail
begins at 11:30 a.m. and the
meeting starts promptly at
11:45 a.m. Lunch is $15.
Low Country Boil
Nassau County Democrats
will hold their 13th Annual
Low Country Boil on
Saturday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach'
Woman's Club, 201 Jean
Lafitte Blvd, Fernandina
The public is invited to a
dinner with barbecue, a silent
auction and to meet and great
Tickets are $40 per person
and can be purchased from
any precinct captain or at
party headquarters at 401 S.
Eighth St. in Fernandina, or
by sending an e-mail to
For more information call
State Committeeman Phil
Morton at (904) 879-5163 or
The Nassau County
Committee has scheduled its
monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy
Road West, Yulee.
Candidates in the Aug. 24
primary election are sched-
uled to speak.
All Republicans are invited.
Read what Nassau County
Board of County Commission-
ers and Nassau County
School Board candidates have
to say about issues of concern
to the local business commu-
nity and watch videos of their
stump speeches at the Amelia
Yulee Chamber of Commerce
The AIFBY Chamber invit-
ed candidates to answer an
issues questionnaire and
record a 3-minute video of
their campaign stump speech.
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Department of Justice for its actions in the case.
However, county officials did not take Seagraves to task for what I feel
was his attempt to sweep his deputy's actions under the rug. Therefore,
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this year. I urge Nassau County residents to consider my situation
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VIEWPOINT/RoBERT WENlRAUB, PETER JoHNSON, JJAN COTE-MERow
Face reality of economic
T ravel down Amelia
Trail A1A south of
Fletcher Avenue -
and you pass "The Enclave"
with iron gates eerily similar
to the opening scene of the
movie "Citizen Kane." But
pass through the gates and
you don't find a millionaire's
mansion but an unfinished
quadrangle with 20 units built
where some 100 were
planned. Only two homes are
owned by individuals; the
other 18 units are owned by
two banks which took over
the property when Summer
Beach gave up on the devel-
opment touted to be one of
This scene is replicated
not only across eastern
Nassau County but through-
out Florida. New* residents
are no longer flocking here by
the hundreds of thousands;
tourism is down significantly;
As a result.Nassau has an
almost two-yeai inventory of
homes for sale, which has
forced resale prices down by
40-50 percent Economic ,
growth through residential
and commercial development
has ended, probably forever.
This is called a "paradigm
shift," a change in a funda-
mental model of events. For
example, the railroad barons
thought they were in the rail-
road business, not under-
standing they were in the
transportation business; the
advent of the automobile,
buses, trucks and airplanes
ended the railroads' rule of
Nassau real estate agents
report that prices have fallen
by almost half from their peak
as a result of the real estate
market collapse. From May 1
to June 15 this year there .
were 85 home sales east of I-
S95; 60 were re-sales and 41 of
Those sold for less than sellers
originally paid. Five homes
That had sold from $1.5 mil-
lion to $3 million earlier were
.. sold in distress at less than a
million. Homes in planned
communities such as North
Hampton, which originally
Sold for $500,000 or more,
were selling for $250,000 to
Amelia National on the
Amelia Concourse, where 749
homes were planned in the
$600,000 range, has gone
through foreclosure and the
developers who are taking
over plan a quite different
community of $200,000
homes. The once-grand golf
course there has a question-
The effect on the county's
economy has been huge. Jobs
have evaporated, particularly
in construction, property and
finance; Nassau's May unem-
ployment rate was 10.4 per-
cent, in the upper third of
Florida counties (Florida's
rate was 11.7 per cent, one of
the highest in the nation). .
Sean Snaith, an economist
at the University of Central
Florida in Orlando, reckons
that Florida's economy faces
"a long and protracted climb
out of a deep hole," with
high until 2012. It will be 2014
before Florida's payrolls
recover to pre-recession lev-
els, he predicts.
The boom and b
left Florida with he;
stories of unsold hou
early July there wet
homes for sale in N
homes sold here in
half of 2010. At that
have an inventory a
months; pre-bbst in
were 2-3 months. G
poor outlook for jol
oversupply of housi
county's and state's
Given this depre
look, Nassau and F
whole must move a
reliance on resident
keep pace with the
shift taking place; t
mula for growth is
But the county a
governments fail to
this. County commit
and their planning 1
tinue their "build, b
old railroad barons
to feel they are kinj
nomic growth and reject the
)ust has cold reality of arithmetic.
avy inven- They are dinosaurs and
uses. In unless the county leadership
re 1,160 recognizes this and takes
4assau; 373 appropriate action Nassau has
the first little chance of economic
: rate we recovery any time soon.
of 19 Local and state govern-
iventories ment spending in Florida
;iven the went from $93 billion in
bs and the 2002 to $151 billion in
ing, the 2008 as government diverted
severe $58 billion a year from the
s are likely economy. (Unemployment
went from 3.3 percent to 11
messing out- percent as a result) So the
lorida as a first thing Nassau must do is
iway from to reduce its government
tial and budget to reflect the reality of
pment to lower revenue. Raising
paradigm taxes (or fees) is not an
he old for- answer. We need a smaller
no longer government!
Then county government
and state must focus on building a man-
issioners care base. Taxing charming
board con- Victorian inns (like Hoyt
iaby, build" House and Florida Inn) out of
s- like the business does not'help
- continue tourism. Allowing prime
gs of eco- industrial land such as
Nassau Center at Chester
Road and A1A to be convert-
ed to unneeded commercial
development does not help
attract industry. We must
improve health care facilities
and attract more doctors so
our aging citizens don't have
to travel to Jacksonville or
Gainesville for care. Improve
the tourism and health care
industries in Nassau and
there will be more jobs and
more consumer dollars will
be spent here.
Since our local govern-
ment does not seem to under-
stand the dynamic or causes
of this paradigm shift, the vot-
ers will have to take some
control. The answer to "build,
baby, build" and a sick econo-
my is the Hometown
Amendment 4 on the Nov. 2
ballot. It will give citizens a
greater voice in government
Robert Weintraub, Peter
Johnson and Jan Coti-Merow
are leaders of the Nassau
Hometown Democracy com-
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SFERNANDINA BEACH HOUSING AUTHORITY
HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM
Applications for the Public Housing Rental Assistance for three and four 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, August 17, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Any evictions or felony of a family member within three years of application will make the applicant
ineligible. Crimes by family member who would live in the household, involving physical violence to
,persons or property, will make applicant ineligible for three years. Crime involving drug activity will
make the applicant ineligible.
Criminal history verification from the Nassau County Sheriff's Office or Sheriff's Office in the coun-
ty where the applicant has resided for the past twelve months must be submitted with your application
before application becomes valid.
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FRIDAY, August 6, 2010 NEWS News-Leader
SFor friends, water sweet enough
I met Bob about five or six years ago on
D3.com, a small college football bulletin
board. My youngest son was attending and
playing football at Defiance College, a
small liberal arts school in Ohio. Bob and his
wife are Defiance alumni. My wife and I flew
up and attended all our son's home games.
Thanks to the Internet, I was able to catch the
away games by streaming radio broadcast.
The rivalry between teams on the D3.com
bulletin board is as hot as anything in the big
Division 1 teams of the Southeastern, Big Ten
or Pac Ten conferences. In the days leading up
to the games, the chest thumping and smack
talk increases until it reaches a rolling boil.
Come Saturday night, there's enough crow to
go around for everyone. Most of it is your typi-
cal jock, former jock or wannabe jock talk.
After I'd been posting on the board for awhile, I
started taking notice of a particular poster who
bolstered his football knowledge with wit and
humor. He usually ended his posts with a
snatch of lyrics from some obscure rock and
roll number that left most of the other younger
posters scratching their heads.
Bob's a big Frank Zappa fan and if you've
ever listened to anything by Zappa and the
Mothers of Invention, you know how bizarre
and quirky his music was most of the time.
Until I met Bob, I thought I was the last Zappa
fanatic in the world. He'd end a post with some-
thing from At Saint Alphonso's Pancake
SBreakfast and I'd reply back with a post that
S ended with something from
Don't Eat the Yellow Snow.
After awhile, it became an
inside joke between the two
of us and an Internet friend-
ship was born.
As it turns out, Bob and I
are both about the same age.
He's a couple of years my
senior and we're both prod-
CUP OF ucts of the sixties.
JOE Throughout the four years
S.... my son was playing football at
Defiance, Bob and I contin-
Joe Palmer ued to chat back and forth on
the football bulletin board,
sometimes eschewing game or team talk alto-
gether to engage in hippie humor that per-
plexed all the younger guys, or just reminisc-
ing about the great rock and roll bands and
albums of the day. I mentioned one day being a
collector of old vinyl albums and a new layer
was added to our cyberspace friendship. Bob's
album collection made mine look puny, plus I
think he has every album Zappa ever recorded.
From time to time, we'd talk about getting
together to meet and go fishing. Bob lived in
Atlanta and was an avid fly fisherman. He once
e-mailed me a photo of himself standing knee-
deep in a clear stream holding what looked to
be a trophy sized trout and I accused him of
posing with a stuffed fish. As much as I wanted
to take him up on his offer and join him for a
few days of trout fishing, I never seemed to
find the time to do it. And as much as we talked
about him coming down and joining me for
some offshore action, those plans never
seemed to materialize, either. The years rolled
by and mine and Bob's friendship grew.
Sometimes we'd call each other on the phone
and talk for an hour or more.
Late last year, Bob informed me that his
wife's government agency was deploying her
to Africa for two to five years. We'd have to get
together and finally meet each other face to
face and go fishing together or just hang out,
we agreed. Unfortunately, we never got
around to it and a few weeks ago, Bob e-mailed
me with a catalogued list of his vinyl album
library and told meto pick out the ones I want-
ed. Their departure date was looming.
We met early one morning last week in
Statesboro, Ga., where we finally shook hands,
had breakfast together and enjoyed one anoth-
er's company for an hour or so. Bob and I
transferred the three boxes of vinyl from his
car to mine and we shook hands again and
went our separate ways. My wife and I have a
standing invitation to visit Bob and his wife in
Botswana, a date I intend to keep this time.
An African proverb says, "Between true
friends, even water drunk together is sweet
enough." I sure wish my buddy Bob and I had
met around the well more than once. But
there's always Africa, eh?
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
Chuck Cooper was forced
to resign as fire chief because
the Fire and Rescue Depart-
ment was not going in the direc-
tion the county wanted it to go.
This is the reason Ed Sealover
made in a statement at the time.
Animal Control has had prob-
lems from Day 1 and was as
bad as it could get under the
direction of Brenda Rothwell.
Road and Bridge Department
is almost as bad under Butch
Hartman's lack of leadership.
The Building Maintenance
Department barely maintains
the county buildings. The
Building Department has its
problems and buys new vehi-
cles every 30,000 miles. This
must be the direction Nassau
County officials want depart-
ments to go.
Department heads party at
hurricane conferences and it's
just fine ("Scandal snags 4
administrators," Aug. 4). I've
neyer met Hartman, never
tajed to Hartman and he label"
me a "disgruntled citizen."
What Hartman does not under-
stand is that there are some
70,000 disgruntled citizens in
this county. Another point he
does not understand, nor do the
other officials of this county, is
that they work for the disgrun-
tled citizens and that must make
him and the others "disgrun-
It's time for Nassau County
to shed the "good-old-boy sys-
tem." Mr. (Mike) Boyle stated
in the forum last week that he
stands on his record ("Incum-
bents stand on.county record,"
July 30). He must sit a lot
because he has no record other
than status quo. Mr. (County
Manager Ted) Selby, who are
the other county employees that
went to the hurricane confer-
ence as you stated Friday in
your press conference? Take
sworn affidavits from them that
the four in question attended
all the sessions. Disgruntled cit-
izens, we have a lotto change in
this county and now is the time
Should county employees
who campaign. for commis-
sioners get bigger raises?
In the 2002, 2004 and 2006
elections the Nassau County
firefighters' union used funds
they were given by the county
to campaign for union-endorsed
political candidates. In the 2006
election the union-endorsed
political candidates for Nassau
County Commission were Mike
Boyle and Barry Holloway. I am
glad to report the county will
not be giving the union funds to
do this in the 2010 election.
However, some may have
noticed the firefighters' union-
funded billboards supporting
Commissioners Boyle and
Holloway, located on A1A in
Yulee and on US 1 in Hilliard. I
understand each billboard cost
about $1,200 the first month and
$800 each following month. So
the cost for three months could
be about $5,000.
Let's look at who benefited
from having county firefighters
campaign for candidates in
2006. Boyle and Holloway were
elected and benefited. It now
appears the union that cam-
paigned for them has also ben-
efited. The most recent Nassau
County firefighters union con-
tract approved by the Nassau
County Commissioners awards
union members three cost-of-
living increases (Feb. 1, 2009,
Oct. 1, 2009 and Oct. 1, 2010) of
2.5 percent each time. The con-
tract also provides automatic
pay raises of another 2.5 per-
cent a year, provided a satisfac-
tory performance rating. For
the two years from January
2009 through December 2010
firefighters will receive 13 per-
cent in compounded pay
On July 21, the News-Leader
ran a story covering the city of
Fernandina Beach staff pro-
posing a 2-4 pay.raise for city,
' e:Tnlploye(es, saler (eceh-ing 'do
pay increase last year and being
asked to increase contributions
to their health care. The story
mentioned Jacksonville's pro-
posed budget for next year,
which calls for 8,100 employ-
ees to take a 2 percent pay cut
and contribute 5 percent of their
health care premiums for the
first time. It seems the Nassau
County firefighters, who will
receive a 13 percent raise over
two years, are doing better than
either Jacksonville or
Fernandina Beach city employ-
I'm not sure how much of a
raise county or city employees
should get during a recession.
However, should employees
who campaign for commis-
sioners get bigger raises than
other hard-working employees,
city or county?
Editor's note: Phil Scanlan
ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat
for Nassau County Commission
against Mike Boyle in 2006.
The recent elimination of the
Healthy Families Florida pro-
gram in Nassau County is a
huge loss to the community and
is both discouraging and dis-
appointing to the many local
families who counted on its valu-
As a front-line resource and
advocate in social services, par-
ticularly in prevention pro-
grams, Family Support Services
of North Florida (FSS) imme-
diately stepped in to offer our
services to the 40 families
impacted by the budget-cut-
demise of Healthy Families
Florida. We provided informa-
tion about our prevention pro-
gram and other services, and
had authorization referrals at
the ready to promptly integrate
families into our programs.
Since 2007, FSS has served
Nassau County as the lead
agency for adoption, foster care
and prevention services. Our
S.T.E.PS. program Strength-
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ening Ties and Empowering
Parents provides in-home
counseling and guidance
regarding parenting skills,
budgeting and money manage-
ment skills, behavioral man-
agement strategies and more.
.We also connect our families
with other resources in the com-
munity and help them achieve
success by creating a strong
family unit. By strengthening
families and giving parents
important tools and knowledge,
FSS is successful in preventing
child abuse and neglect
Other community agencies
such as Micah's Place, Sutton
Place Behavioral Health and
Nassau County Sheriff Tommy
Seagraves and his office also
stepped up to support the fam-
ilies in need. In addition, some
of the affected families were
able to turn to the Healthy Start
program offered by the Nassau
County Health Department.
Though a crisis has been
averted, FSS will continue to
advocate for funding of Healthy
Families Florida as well as for
other important social servic-
es programs in our community.
It is vital that these services and
resources continue to be avail-
able to families facing obstacles
and issues. The safe and pro-
ductive futures of our children
depend on it.
Chief Executive Officer
Family Support Services
of North Florida
I am sick and tired of multi-
millionaires trying to buy a high
elective office. It's election time
again in Florida and we have
two multi-millionaires spending
millions to try and buy their
way into an elective office. On
the Republican side, there is a
multi-millionaire spending mil-
lions to try and buy the gover-
norship. On the Democratic
side, there is another multi-mil-
lionaire trying to buy a Senate
seat. I have nothing against
these two individuals and
applaud them for their success
in the business world. However,
it doesn't mean they would be
effective in public office, a major
problem with newcomers is that
they don't have a track record
and can promise anything to
get elected. Another problem
is that we already have a large
number of millionaires in gov-
ernment. When times get
tough, who got bailed out? Not
the wage earners but the big
I recommend staying with
someone with experience and a
track record in government I
also suggest that when you see
all of the signs and ads for state
and local office seekers, remem-
ber somebody is donating or
paying big bucks for these ads.
Personally, I am going to try
and look at the character of the
candidates and ignore the signs,
etc. When in doubt, I plan to
vote for the guy (or girl) who
can't afford the big advertising
James R. Rowland
Just want to say thank you to
Rick Keffer Dodge. I took my
car in for repair last week and I
was treated with the utmost
kindness and respect. They did
a great job and made me feel
like they appreciated my busi-
ness. I especially liked the fact
that my car was cleaned out-
side and inside as well. No get-
ting in and feeling dirt and
grease on the steering wheel
Thanks Keffer Dodge for a
job well done.
History repeats itself
During a 1984 presidential
campaign speech, Democratic
candidate Walter Mondale
uttered the famous words, "Mr.
Reagan will raise taxes; and so
will I. He won't tell you, I just
did." Ronald Reagan went on to
receive the most electoral votes
in history and defeat Walter
Mondale to win the pPresidency
by a landslide.
In 1774, at the age of 19,
Marie Antoinette became the
Queen of France. According to
historical legend, she was so
out of touch with reality, that
when she was informed that her
people were starving to death
because they didn't have any
bread, her solution was "Let
them eat cake." As queen,
Antoinette could not lose an
election, but she did lose her
head by way of the guillotine
One cannot help but sense
the developing animosity, of
those in private sector towards
those in the public sector. While
the recession has caused people
in the private sector to lose busi-
nesses, jobs and homes, those
working in the public sector
have been, by comparison,.rel-
atively insulated. What is sur-
prising is that despite the eco-
nomic woes of the private
sector, some elected govern-
ment officials are willing to go
on record as requesting budget
and pay increases. Holy guillo-
tine Batman, talk about politi-
This upcoming election may
not necessarily be Democrats
vs. Republicans in as much as it
may be between candidates
from the private sector vs. those
from the public sector. Since
private sector voters far out-'
number public sector voters, I
suspect that if the word "re-
elect" appears on a candidate's
campaign sign or'the phrase
"20 years of government serv-
ice" appears in his or her cam-
paign literature, those candi-
dates are at a distinct
disadvantage. But while they
may lose the election, try to
look at the bright side: at least
this isn't France in 1793.
The recent saga of Shirley
Sherrod and the treatment of
our President who called for a
"Teachable Moment" brought
back my "Teachable Moment"
on this subject. Shirley must
have had a truly wonderful
mother to have become so tol-
erant. My mother was also the
one responsible for my
The summer I turned five,
my parents were living over the
family business trying to save
for a new house. It was located
in a poor neighborhood in a
small southern town. I played
with the local children.
Sometimes we played under (or
in) the trees behind my father's
factory or on the coal pile.
Sometimes we played at the
One day the other children
did not come to play. After sev-
eral days, I heard the others at
the school and went running to
play with them. When they saw
me, they said that their mother
had told them that I was differ-
ent and they were not to play
with me anymore.
In tears I ran home to my
mother. Between sobs I told her
what they had said. Comforting
me, she explained that after we
played in the coal pile she could
not see much difference
between me with my normally
blonde curls and white skin and
the other children who had
black skin and dark hair. She
then went on to say that their
mother was trying to protect
her children from the pain I felt
at that moment so don't blame
her. She told me that she hoped
I would decide to pick my
friends not by skin or hair color
or anything else that made them
different, but by how they treat-
We moved to a new home
later that summer and I left
behind the place not the feel-
ing. For years I believed that I
had been much too young for
the pain I had felt, but I now
wish it for every child if toler-
ance and understanding can be
I believe that every priest,
rabbi, minister, cleric and parent
should teach the lesson I was
taught before I was five. I am so
thankful for my mother and her
I cannot think of anything
more important than teaching
tolerance and not bigotry. My
mother said that tolerance
comes naturally to the young
and bigotry must be taught.
The President showed the
capacity to learn from a mis-
take. I am not so sure about
those who started this saga.
The world would change(
dramatically in just one gener-
ation if just this one lesson was
taught and reinforced. I fear for
this country or any other that
says that bigotry and greed are
OK and/or using fear to divide
us should be the norm.
Terrorists cannot destroy us,
but we appear to be on the
verge of doing it ourselves.
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FRIDAY. AUGUST 6.2010/NEWS-LEADER
Elm Street Little League players honored
T rain up a child in the way he or reminded the boys to Have you signed up yet? They need you
she should go, and when they pull up their pants, to support, too. These are our children.
get old, they will not depart i respect themselves Let's help them to climb the ladder to
from it. first. success.
Another successful baseball season Our Our speaker Special awards were given out as we
for the Elm Street Little League was eel- : touched on a lot of as a special announcement concerning
ebrated with a banquet at the recreation things, but one main football. Money has nothing to do with
center with the program being held at point stands out in the children playing football; the only
the Peck Center, where Commissioner front: "These are our requirement is age limits. If a child
Danny Leeper was niaster of ceremony, NOWAND kids and all of us need wants to play, sign them up; they can
The banquet this year served as a NOWAND to be involved as moth- play. Then you support them by going t
fundraiser to hell) defray the cost. There THEN ers and fathers in the games, as Willie Lee Peterson does. She
was more than enough food to feed ... past did. When they hardly misses a game or banquet, anoth
those in attendance. It was very well saw children doing er lifetime supporter.
attended and the workers or volunteers Maybelle wrong, they corrected Wayne Peterson says thanks for
helping with the food did a great job, Kirkland them right then, as another great season to all of those who
making sure the kids were fed first, then well as called their par- gave very valuable time and talent to
the parents. ents. If we are to help make the season enjoyable for our
A lot of our elected officials support
Elm Street little league and wei-e there
to celebrate with them. City
Commissioner Arlene Filkoff gave the
welcome and, from Nassau County
Sheriff's Department, Angela Spears
was the speaker. Fire Chief Daniel
Hanes gave the Little League Pledge
with the players. It says, "I trust in God.
I love my country and will respect its
laws. I will play fair and strive to win but
win or lose, I will always do my best."
Former Mayor Charles Albert gave
remarks. He is credited with starting
Elm Street little League many years
ago. He is also vice president of the
league for more than 20 years. President
Wayne Peterson keeps the ball rolling
and does a great job doing it.
Former police lieutenant Iavinia
Williams introduced the speaker. Soloist
Semoria Charles sang a very befitting
song, telling them to let no one take
their dignity. Before singing, she
our children today, they all need to be
Some parents don't want anyone say-
ing anything to their children. It still
takes a village to raise a child.
Ebony Peterson, the president's
daughter, shared her love with a praise
dance. The Rev. John Coverdell gave
blessings and everyone went to the
Martin Luther King Center for the sec-
ond half of the banquet, eating. Every-
one dined together with the teams. They
were very excited; it's award time.
The coaches and team mothers were
just as excited. Each player received a
pin to go on his baseball cap and a big
trophy, almost as big as the players.
That makes another successful season:
Better things are promised for next
year. More teams will be added to the
Hawks, Reds, Little League Wrecks, T-
ball Wrecks and the T-ball Giants.
There are many sponsors that contin-
ue to sponsor Elm Street Little League.
youth, coaches, team mothers and other
volunteers. He continues to ask for
more parental involvement.
"It is imperative that you are involved
with every aspect of your child's life
while they are growing up. The more
involved you are, the more successful
your child will be," he said., -
Thanks to Wayne Peterson for'put-
ting up with us, the parents. Parents, let
your children play ball. Support them
with your money and time. Become a
Birthday wishes to Mother Emma
Miller, Lillian Gauthier, Tabitha
Jamison, Marceda Miller, Vincent Jones,
Annette Green, Craig Brown, Frances
Alexander, Demetrius Jones, Carlton
Cribb, Hope White, Aldo Brown Sr.,
Geraldine Rauls and Patricia Cribb.
A very happy 50th wedding celebra-
tion to Brother John and Sister Geneva
Terry. May you enjoy many more
BACK TO SCHOOL
Learning Center, 474257 SR 200 E. in
O'Neil, will begin accepting applications
Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the
fall 2010-11 school term. The center has
openings for preschool students ages 2-
5. Call 261-4186 for an appointment.
The Nassau County Home Educators
will sponsor a Homeschooling
Orientation for families interested in
homeschooling on Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at
Fernandina Beach Church of Christ.
For information on homeschooling,
call NCHE President Teresa Taylor at
Free school physical will be
provided Aug. 14 at the Martin Luther
King Center, 1200 Elm St., from 9 a.m.-2
This event is sponsored by
CREED in collaboration with the Nassau
County Health Department, Baptist
Medical Center Nassau, Walmart Vision
Center, the city of Fernandina Beach
Recreation Department and local
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YMCA Pryme Time is offering free
registration until Aug. 15 for its before-
and after-school programs. Call the
McArthur Family YMCA, 1915 Citrona
Drive, at 261-1080 or contact your local
Y. Visit www.FirstCoastYMCA.org.
School Supply Drive
Bridgeview Self Storage is holding a
school supply drive through Aug 19.
Donations can be dropped off at
474431E SR 200, Mondays from 8 a.m.-5
p.m., Tuesdays-Fridays from 9 a.m.-6
p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Everyone should be aware of how God
wants us to live our lives. Our places of
worship and our reading of holy
scrptunrehould remind us that loving both
God and our neighbors Is necessary tohave
peace and harmony In this world. And
although the stress and rigor of dally living
makes this a difficult ask, we should
always try to act In a way that reflects
S Godslove and righteousness. The easy
way of dealing with demandlngsituatlons
may not always be the right or ethical way;
however the right and ethical way Is always
the best way The Bible tels us "
Forwhat will it profit a man if he gains the
whole world, and loses his own sour
,ying to do what s right in Gods eyes and
Listening to our conscience can become
a wohwhile and honorable
haracterstic I can think of no greater
quality than to be looked on by others as a
fair-minded and honest person who loves
God and their fellowman. Life in this world Is
relatively short compared
with eternity and being ...
and having a good
relationship with God will
Insure happiness In this
world, and alto
Kimberly Metts and
William Deaton, both of
Amelia Island, will be married
March 10, 2011, on Amelia
Island. The reception will fol-
low at the Amelia Island
The bride-elect is the
daughter of David and Janie
Metts of Yulee. The groom-
elect is the son of Mark and
Terry Deaton of Amelia
Island and David and Cheryl
Jacob of Westerly, RI.
Scarlett R. Griffis and
Donald L Perry Jr., both of
Fernandina Beach, will be
married at 7 p.m. Aug. 21,
2010, on the beach.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of James and Doro-
thy Hedge of Jacksonville.
The groom-elect is the son of
Donald L Perry Sr. and Ruth
Erler of Orlando.
White of Jacksonville and
Michael Edward Garcia of
Miss White, Mr. Garcia
Yulee will be married at 4
p.m. Aug. 8, 2010, at Chem
Cell Club with K.C. Wells offi-
ciating. The reception follows
at Chem Cell.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Jody and Kathy
Alston of Jacksonville and
Anjee and Bobby Dennis of
The groom-elect is the son
of Edward and Denise Garcia
of Yulee and Crystal Sanders
of Fernandina Beach.
Army Pvt. William D.
Eagen has graduated from
basic combat training at Fort
Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of
training, the soldier studied
the Army mission, history,
tradition and core values,
physical fitn's. aid' received
instruction and practice in
basic combat skills, military
weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill and
ceremony, marching, rifle
marksmanship, armed and
unarmed combat, map read-
ing, field tactics, military
courtesy, military justice sys-
tem, basic first aid, foot
marches and field training
He:is the son of William .
Eagen of Hermitage,'Tenn.,
and Dawn Powell of Hilliard.
The private is a 2009 grad-
uate of Hilliard High School.
Daniel Williams of Fern-
andina Beach has received
his bachelor of science de-
gree from Western Gover-
nors University. The online,
non-profit university awarded
more than 200 graduates
degrees at its semi-annual
held in Salt Lake City July 17.
Fernandina Beach High
School students completed
leadership training at Florida
State University for the
upcoming marching band
season. Participants included:
Joseph Weaver (drum major),
Richard Roberts (assistant
drum major), Kristopher
Ketola (low brass section
leader), Kaomi Jones (wood-
wind section leader), Madisyn
Burrows (woodwind section
leader) and Trent Kirkendall
(sideline section leader).
Deadline for wedding information and photos
Is 3 p.m. Tuesday prior to publication on Friday. A brief
announcement of the wedding engagement or ceremony
wlH be published free of charge. Additional information may
run at a fee of $6.34 per column Inch. A photograph of the
bride or couple may be submitted and will run free at one
column by 2 1/2 inches. Larger photos will be charged a fee
of $6.34 per column inch. Call 261-3696 for information.
I I -
Mr. Perry, Miss Griffis
FRIDAY. August 6.2010/Ncws- Lcadcr
Stolen vans, big cities and getting back what you've lost
The sound of glass shattering in
the background, along with all the
other city noises, blended into my
subconscious mind. Part asleep,
part awake, part dreaming, part in
denial; it wasn't until the morning
that I figured out what had hap-
pened. It was gone. My friend's
brand-new van had vanished.
Unfortunately, I was the one respon-
sible for it.
It happened many years ago
while taking a team of youth to
Miami for some hurricane relief
work. At the time, I was their youth
pastor. At the time, I had no idea
what to say to the couple that had so
graciously loaned us their van. If
their daughter had not been in the
group, I'm sure things would have
I'll never forget
what it was like try-
ing to explain to
them what had hap-
pened. As you
might guess, when
they received my
they were relieved
to hear that their
daughter and the
group were all OK.
That said, the fact
that their van had
been stolen was
enough to bring the
mother to tears. In
all their lives, they had never owned
a vehicle that was brand-new.
To make matters even more col-
orful, the words of the Miami police
officer showed me just how far from
the big city Yulee and Fernandina
really are. "We'll have it back in two
days," he told me in a matter of fact
"What do you mean?" I remem-
"Yep," he said as he handed me a
copy of the paperwork. "In two days
we'll find this van. It won't have
much left to it," he said without
flinching, "but we'll let you know
when we have it back."
To be sure, those words were not
easy ones to relay to the friends who
had loaned us the van. Amazingly,
the officer was right. Within two
days, they had found the van totally
stripped and worthless. Thankfully
for my friends, not only did their
insurance cover the total cost of
replacing the van but, in the end,
they got a better vehicle altogether.
As I think back on those trying
couple of days, Jesus' words found
in John's Gospel, chapter 10 and
verse 10, come to mind. "The thief
comes only to steal and kill and
destroy. I came that they may have
life and have it abundantly." (English
To me, this verse says it all.
God's agenda is clear and so is the
devil's. If you're like me, and on this
point I'm confident you are, you
don't have to look far to see the
places where the devil has been
busy doing his thing. This world is
riddled with the fruit of his king-
dom. Divorce, murder, drug addic-
tions, abuse, it all can be traced back
to one place. Thankfully, God has
not left us without a remedy.
When I consider my life before I
gave my heart to the Lord, and com-
pare it to where I am now, the con-
trast is astounding. In all the places
where the devil had ripped me off,
God has restored to me a hundred-
fold both in peace and in overall
quality of life not to mention that
for all of eternity I have the assur-
ance that I will be with Him in heav-
en. That's not just a nice message.
As for me, like my friends who
lost much but gained more, turning
my life over to Jesus remains the
best decision I've ever made.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach
Hope House is working to replen-
ish its emergency food pantry.
Especially needed right now are
canned or dried fruits peaches,
pears, pineapple, fruit cocktail,
raisins, craisins; bottled juices -
grape, apple, cranberry or combo;
canned meats tuna, chicken, spam,
Vienna sausages and beanie-wee-
nies; starches instant mashed pota-
toes, spaghetti and other pastas,
cereal, pop tarts, breakfast bars,
peanut butter and jelly, pop-top
canned soups, quart and.gallon
freezer storage bags, plastic
storage containers and manual can
For more information, call 321-
0435 or stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 South Dale Street.
Love and Respect
Abundant Life-Christian Church
is hosting a relationship seminar.
Learn how to experience under-
standing, forgiveness, reconciliation,
change and hope in.your relation-
This is small group DVD presen-
tation by Dr. Eggerichs is taught in a
practical, fun, biblical way.
The sessions run for 14 weeks at
the Nassau Plaza in Yulee on Fridays
from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Abundant Life
Christian Church, 463251 SR 200,
next door to Farm Bureau
SIn su~li :' R; i-ni ali. Ir, -i but
space is limited. 'Call 491-8424.
An installation service will be
held at Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, 2600 Atlan-
tic Ave., Fernandina
Beach, on Aug. 8 at
3 p.m. All are wel-
Iverson has served
at Prince of Peace as
an interim pastor
since Feb. 8 and will Iverson
now be installed as
pastor by The
Florida Bahama Synod of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church of
Iverson recently celebrated the
11th year anniversary of her ordina-
tion. She is married and has two chil-
dren and two grandchildren. A
reception will follow the service.
The Yahweh Sisters Ministry will
speak on the topic of "Christian
Women" at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 at
Memorial United Methodist Church
in Maxwell Hall, 601 Centre. St. This
is a free event open todall women in
the community. RSVP to 261-5769.
Childcare will be provided. To learn
more about the Yahweh Sisters
Ministiry visit yahwehsistersmin-
iBFeek-VBSaptist Chtlrch will
Blackrodk Baptist Church will
host a free Vacation Bible School
from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 16-20. Dinner will
be served each evening at 6 p.m.
Commencement will be Aug. 22 at 6
p.m. Parents are encouraged to
The theme this year is "Sea
Quest," which encourages students
to dive into God's word and find valu-
able treasures for their lives. God
loved us so much that He sent to
Earth His greatest treasure, Jesus.
This year's VBS is open to all ages,
babies through adults. To register or
for information, call 261-6220.
Springhill Baptist Church on Old
Nassauville Road in Nassauville will
host a Senior Adult Luncheon at
10:30 a.m. on Aug. 19. Please remem-
ber to call the church office at 261-
4741 with the approximate number
attending. This helps with food.
Mom to Mom
The 2010-11 Mom to Mom group
,starts Sept. 1 at The Journey
Church, meeting from 9:15-11:30
Mom to Mom is a place for all
moms to find encouragement, sup-
port and friendship, meeting the first
and third Wednesdays of each month
to fellowship, learn, pray together
and take a close look at what God's
word has to say about their mission
- as mons and what that looks like in
the 21st century. Gain godly mom-
confidence, learn to create a conta-
gious Christian community and grow
in your ability to build Christ-like
character in your kids while making
friends and having fun.
* The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island will hold Rosh Hashanah serv-
ices at 10 a.m. in the Ocean
Clubhouse at the Amelia Island
Plantation on Sept. 9. There will be a
catered buffet to follow in the
Clubhouse's Palmetto Room. The
cost is $30 per person, which
includes the luncheon buffet, or $20
per person without lunch.
Yom Kippur services will be held
Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Oxley-
Heard Chapel, 1305 Atlantic Ave.
The cost is $20 per person. To en-
sure everyone in the community par-
ticipate in the High Holy Day servic-
es, those experiencing financial
challenges should contribute only
whatever they can afford.
Send reservations and financial
contribution to: Deborah Price, 58
Laurel Oak Road, Amelia Island, FL
32034. For more information, contact
Price at 310-6060 or
centered, biblically based program
for individuals and their family mem-
bers who are dealing with addictions,
compulsions, past hurts and poten-
tially destructive behaviors.
Childcare is available. Call 261-3617.
Taste of Nations'
LaTierra Prometida, 416 Alachua
St., hosts a "Taste of the Nations"
fundraiser dinner the last Saturday of
each month. There will be a buffet of
Authentic platters from Mexico,
South America and Central America.
Ministry is led by Senior Pastor
Christ on the Beach
Christ on the Beach Church with
a heavenly view and beyond will hold
Sunday services at 837 Ocean Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, at 11 a.m. All
denominations are welcome. For
more information call Pastor William
Johnson at 415-3918.
Memorial United Methodist
Church invites all to come worship
during the summer on the beach
each Wednesday at 6 p.m. Bring
vour beach chairs and towels, wear
Sour beach attire and worship out-
CleDrate recovery side of Sandy Bottoms Bar and Grill
First Baptist Church of on Main Beach. There will be music,
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth a time for children, prayer and a
St, sponsors "Celebrate Recovery" devotional message.
every Friday, beginning with dinner For information contact the
at 6 p.m. church office at 261-5769. All are ,e-
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ- come.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church In the heart of IM.fl l li li IM i l CELEBRATION BAPTIST
eki th Welcomes Youl Fernandlna Rev. BrianEburn Pastor CHURCH
o rs i th is w e Located at the corner 9 N. 61h Street innovatIne Style, Contempoary sic,
Sof 8th &Atlantlc Dr. Holton Seigling Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm CasualAnaosphere
i\ Senior Pastor Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
8:30 a.mHoly Eucharlst Sunday Masses 8:00 & 10..00 am & 12 N ooon 85520 Miner Rd
8:30 a.m. Ho Eucharst Worship 8:30 & 11 a Daily Mass 8:30 am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fr. Yulee, FL 32097
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ta 'h e p la c e 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Nursery Holy Day Masses Vigil6:00 pm: Holy Day 8:30 am Nursery Provided
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday Children Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm or by appt KidKredible Children Ministries
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S Adults Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901 Youth Prograr Wed. @ 6:30pm
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Sunday Schol Cl.rist, committeidto worship the Living goda to study 261-6220 Sunday School ............... 9:4SA.M. I Al'BI 4. *'
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Sunday Worship .................................10:45 am anaiserfe in our community. Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am Discipleship Training ........... 6:00P.M. Morning Worship 8:15am and 11:00 am
Wednesday AWANA ............................6:15 pm alI an Sunday School 9:15am Evening Worship.............. 6:00P.M. Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ...................... 6:30 pm August Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M. Wednesday Team Kid 6:3015 pm
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(Casual Dress; Kids Program at 11:15) Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton EVERY SUNDAY
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am Traditional Worship: 9AM
Nursery Available for both Services unday h Sdy amWorship: AM
AMELIA ISLAND Nursery provided for all services Sunday School: 10AM.
CHURCH OF CHRIST 'The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at Small group studies-Adults 6pm Praise Worship: 11AM
Come Worship with where Amelia Island Plantation 36 Bowman Road Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm Nursery provided at all services
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96537 Parliament Drive, Yuilel
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Worlhip Service at 9:30 a .m.
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Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning I worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-,eek Service 7-9p.m.
Minirtries: iBus & Vian, Couples, Singles, Youth
Anglican Church of North America
Our province is a founding member of the
Anglican Church of North America
AsAnglicans we belierev:
The Bible is the Inspired Word ol God
In God the Father who crr.ated us
In Jesus Christ His Son v ho saved us
In the Holy Spirit who sa.inci ifes us
As Anglicans we worship using the tradinl rnal I Ilurg\ in the
1928 Book of Common Prujer,
Affirming the Nicene and the AposIlv'- ( rie.-ds
I Ioly Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Morning Prayer 4' Sunday of each month 10 am
Children's Programs, Bible Study and Crafts 10 am
Rev J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 www.I lolyTrinityAnglican.org
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Wednesday Study 6:30PM
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225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles
Church of Christ
1005 S14lh St
Sun: 9:30am Bible Class
Wed: 7:00pm BibleClass
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take the summer off?
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SUNDAY 9am Life Groups
Worship 10:15am & 6:30pm
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Youth Worship .............. 9:45am in Youth Center
Sunday School for all ages ............ 9:45am + I I am
Wednesday Nfi(Neek Supper (Aug-May). 5:15-6:30pm
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FRIDAY, August 6. 2010/NEWS-LEADER
The Fernandina Farmers
Market Booth With a Cause
program will host Project
Chance on Aug. 7.
Project Chance, founded
by professional dog trainer BJ
Szwedzenski three years ago,
is a Fernandina Beach not-for-
profit organization that pro-
vides golden retriever service
dogs for children with autism
in Northeast Florida. To date,
eight dogs have been success-
fully placed or will soon be
placed with a family with an
autistic child. The parents
have reported amazing results
with their child's development
and quality of life after receiv-
ing one of the beautiful dogs
as a companion and family
Visitors are invited to stop
by the Project Chance booth
for an opportunity to meet
Apple and Parker along with
BJ and some ofthe volun-
teers that are'dedicated to
their training and success as a
Also at the market on
Saturday will be Thompson
All-Natural Pork, Annie
Clyde's, Joy of Garlic and
Reflections of Nature.
The award-winning mar-
ket, open every Saturday from
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh and
Centre streets, features farm-
fresh produce as well as a
variety of organic products
and specialty foods, tropical
plants and landscaping plants.
;all 491-4872 or visit www.fer-
Join a park ranger and
learn about the life-cycle of
the sea turtle and the impor-
tance of these creatures on
Aug. 7 at 2 p.m. at pavilion one
on Little Talbot Island, 12157
Heckscher Drive, Jackson-
On Aug. 28.at 2 p.m. at
pavilion one, learn about the
many common species that
Project Chance founder BJ
Szwedzenski and some of
the service dogs the organ-
ization provides to chil-
dren with autism in
Northeast Florida will be
featured at the Fernandina
Farmers Market Booth
With a Cause program on
inhabit the natural communi-
ties of the undeveloped barri-
er islands of Northeast
Florida. The programs are
free with regular park admis-
For information contact
the Talbot Islands Ranger 4.
Station at (904) 251-2320. For
more information about
Florida State Parks, visit
Join a park ranger at the
Ribault Club on Fort George
Island Cultural State Park on
Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. for a presen-
tation and leisurely, guided
hike through different Florida
ecosystems on a quest to
characterize tracks left by an
assortment of critters.
On Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. at the
Ribault Club, enjoy an inform-
ative talk on the natural histo-
ry of sea islands and their
role in coastal ecology.
The programs are free. For
information contact the Talbot
Islands Ranger Station at
(904) 251-2320. For more
information about Florida
State Parks, visit www.Florida
Forest Service updates guide to invasive plants
ASHEVILLE, N.C. 4
Gardeners, foresters, landown-
ers and others concerned
about non-native invasive plants
in the South can now request
free copies ofA Field Guide for
the Identification of Invasive
Plants in Southern Forests,
USDA Forest Service Southern
Research Station (SRS)
Director Jim Reaves has
The long-awaited book is an
update of the very popular
Nonnative Invasive Plants of
Southern Forests: A Field Guide
for Identification and Control,
published by the station in
"The book's lead author, Jim
Miller; is one of the foremost
authorities on invasive plants
in the South, so we're delight-
ed to offer this enhanced field
guide, at no cost, to anyone
interested in learning about
and identifying invasive plants
in the region," said Reaves.
"The Forest Service has dis-
tributed nearly 160,000 copies
of Jim's first book on invasive
plants, and.with the spread of
exotic species across region,
we expect there will be even
.PHOTO COURTESY OF THE USDA FOREST SERVICE SOUTHERN RESEARCH STATION
An updated field guide for identifying non-native inva-
sive plants is now available for free from the USDA
Forest Service Southern Research Station.
more demand for this expand-
SRS Research EcologistJim
Miller co-authored Invasive
Plants in Southern Forests with
SRS Research Technician
Erwin Chambliss and Research
Fellow and Extension Specialist
at'Auburn University Nancy
Invasive Plants in Southern
Forests gives users a more com-
prehensive identification guide
to non-native trees, shrubs,
vines, grasses, ferns and forbs
invading the region's forests
and other natural areas. The
updated field guide added:
S23 more plant species
with updated information on
the original 33 species;
241 new photos and
Enhanced photo clarity
and color; and
A new "Resembles" sec-
tion so users can identify plant
The book's appendix con-
tains the most complete list of
non-native invasive plants in
the 13 Southern states, provid-
ing common and. scientific
names for 310. other invading
species including, for the first
time, aquatic plant invaders.
At the same time, Invasive
Plants in Southern Forests
retains features that attracted
users to Miller's first book,
such as detailed descriptions
of select plants, their stems,
leaves, flowers, fruits and
seeds, ecology, history and use
Request a copy of Invasive
Plants in Southern Forests by
sending your name and com-
plete mailing address, along
with book title, author and pub-
GTR-SRS-119, to pubre-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.srs.
HabitatNassau announces workshops
For the News-Leader
Nassau Habitat for
Humanity will hold workshops
this month for prospective buy-
ers and accept applications to
buy Habitat homes built on
To get an application, an
applicant must attend a Nassau
Habitat Family Selection
Workshop to learn about
Habitat's program. Workshops
will be held in the Habitat office
in the Peck Center, 516 South
10th St, on Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.
and Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.
These Family Selection
Workshops explain the eligi-
ability requirements, how the
selection process works and
what commitments a family
must make to buy a Nassau
Habitat home. The sessions last
about an hour, followed by. a
question and answer time.
Nassau Habitat offers no
interest mortgages on two- and
three-bedroom homes, built on
land that Nassau Habitat owns.
All applicants are evaluated
based on their need for safe,
affordable housing, their abili-
ty to partner with family and
friends and with Nassau
Habitat to meet the 300 hour
"sweat equity" requirement and.
the family's ability to repay a
zero interest mortgage for the
To afford a Nassau Habitat
home being built in Fernandina
Beach, applicants must demon-
strate a minimum annual
income of $22,000 for a family
of two to $25,000 for a family of
four. The maximum annual
income limit is $31,000 for a
family of two up to $39,000 for
a family of four.
Nassau Habitat has just
completed its 27th affordable
home. Families are selected for
these homes without regard to
race; color, national origin, reli-
gion, sex, family status or dis-
.As part of a non-profit
Christian ministry, Nassau
Habitat works to eliminate inad-
equate housing in Nassau
County, one home at a time.
Homes are built largely by vol-
unteers working alongside
future Habitat families. Local
businesses also support
Nassau Habitat by discounting
or donating new materials and
labor. These efforts all help
keep down the cost of a Nassau
For more information, call
277-0600 or visit NassauHabi
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HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS
Kempsville' Custom Cabinets has a showroom and a fabrication shop located in the heart of Fernandina
Beach. The Showroom features displays of cabinetry, hardware, and cosltertop options, as well as a design
center. Customers have a place to see how the cabinets, countertops, and hardware come together. Cabinets
are individually designed, built, andTfiished to complete customers dream!
Many customers may have ideas, but need help pulling the budget and picture together. In our design center the
customer can provide their idea and see a computerized model come to life in a multidimensional format. The
customer has the opportunity to get cost analysis and designs for kitchens, bathrooms, entertainment centers, per-
sonal offices, commercial spaces, summer kitchen or any space without "consultation fees" or "design fees"
In 2002, Mike Gleason launched his dream to own a local business, which delivers an excellent product and
excellent service without the constraints of "big corporate red tape'. Mike, as an engineer, spent 22 years in
the pulp and, paper industry and has always enjoyed working with wood products, and cabinetry was a natu-
ral progression. His wife, Carolyn with a background in sales and marketing, joined the company in 2007.
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NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA
are put to the
Golf clubs from Fernandina Beach,
Amelia River, North Hampton, Golf Club of
Amelia Island and the Amelia Island
Plantation have been invited to participate
Saturday in the Nassau Golf Club Putting
Championship at Putt-Putt at Main Beach.
The format is two-person teams best ball
with the two lowest scoring teams from
each club counting. In addition to the best
club award, there will be awards for the top
individual two-person team.
There will be two 18-hole rounds starting
at 7 p.m. with open practice starting at 5:30
p.m. Call Putt-Putt at 261-4443 for additional
Benefit for Baby Chas
The Chas Kerlin Carnes Heart Fund Golf
Tournament will be held Aug. 15 at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill
Melton Rd., with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Carnes was born April 19 with a severe
heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left
Heart Syndrome, a combination of multiple
defects on the left side of his heart.
Fee is $80 and includes lunch and a golf
shirt ($75 without shirt). Lunch is $18 for
non-golfers. For information, call (904) 704-
0302 or e-mail email@example.com.
The inaugural O'Kane's Invitational will
be held Sept. 18-19 at Anelia River Golf
Club. Shotgun start both days at 12:30 p.m.
Format is two-man teams with best ball of
two on Saturday and two-man scramble on
Sunday. Each player must have a USGA
handicap and partners may not have more
than a six-stroke difference. If so, the higher
handicap will lose strokes. Teams will be
pre-flighted according to handicap.
Cost is $250 per team. There will be a
cocktail party at O'Kane's Saturday at 7 p.m.
Entries must be received before Sept. 5.
For questions, call Jarrod Sullivan at (904)
Get Ready Golf Clinics, an introduction
to golf, will be held at the Fernandina'Beach
Golf Club and includes the basics of golf.
There will be 10 hours of classes, five
two-hour classes, and the cost is $99 per stu-
dent. The class is great for beginners and
couples. Two classes are available each
week, Mondays from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and
Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Class size is
limited. Call 277-7370 for information.
Call the golf shop at 277-7370 or visit
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME
Nassau County Sheriff
Tommy Seagraves, hi-
staff and some Nassau
County residents, includ-
ing commissioners Barry
Holloway and Stacy
Johnson, enjoyed a game
at the Baseball (;rounds of
Jacksonmille Monday. Il
was Nass.au County Night
at the Jacksonville suns
game. Seagraves thrc- out
the first pitch, left. I'eter
Braden Jr. gave him a jer-
sey and made him an hon-
orary membermof thie Siun, -,
right. Seagraves invited 18
participants of the Cops
and Kids Program and 15
Explorers to the game.
Before the players took the
diamond, staff from the
sheriff's office and the
Suns front office played an
exhibition game. The Suns
staff won 12-10. "Despite
the loss, everyone had
fun," Seagraves said.
SHEier.IlTEib FlI-O ,'To
Local boys capture national title
Dylan Kelly, 16, of Fernan-
dina Beach put together his
own 3v3 soccer team. He and
teammates Ben Bayles, Jake
Irwin and Zack Williams
entered the open invitational
-on Jekyll Island.
Winning the open 3v3
U16 soccer tournament at
Jekyll Island automatically
qualified the four for the U16
Competitive 3v3 Soccer
National Championships at
the ESPN Wide World of
Sports at Disney's All Star
Complex in Orlando.
With temperatures in the
upper 90s and the heat index
well into the triple digits, the
Amelia Island boys came to
Through the three-day
tournament, the team, known
only as Amelia Island, played
with heart, confidence and
teamwork against teams with
multiple substitutions coming
from the entire East Coast.
Splitting the opening
games with a win and a loss,
Amelia Island didn't give up.
They gathered themselves for
the final two days of competi-
The following day, the
team came out strong, win-
ning both games with stun-
ning fashion and finesse.
Their efforts placed them
third in the overall standings
and qualified them for the
quarterfinal knockout rounds
in the final eight.
With trembling nerves,
the young men gathered
themselves once more for the
elimination rounds Sunday.
The first game kicked off at 8
a.m. and once more Amelia
Island showed character and
sportsmanship by playing a
smart and solid game and
winning their quarter final
The young men put
Amelia Island into the semifi-
Ben Bayles, Dylan Kelly, Zack Williams and Jake Irwin, from left, won the U16
Competitive 3v3 Soccer National Championships in Orlando Sunday.
nal.game that kicked off at
9:30 a.m. Having only an hour
before their semifinal match,
the players rehydrated them-
selves and strategized their
Playing last year's national
champions was no small task;
however, the team played a
tight game and won its semifi-
nal round 4-3.
With two games under
their belt and the tempera-
tures rising in the hot Florida
sun, the four boys reached
the U16 3v3 championship
With kickoff scheduled for
noon, the young men of
Amelia Island had. a chance to
redeem themselves for the
loss they took on their open-
As the match kicked off,
Kelly took the ball straight to
the net in the opening min-
utes with skill and power.
There would be no repeat for
the team that beat Amelia
Island 3-2 on the opening day
of the tournament.
With a 3-0 lead at halftime,
Amelia Island played posses-
However, the team known
as The Fastboys was not
going out without a fight; they
tied the game right after the
half, making it anyone's for
Once more Amelia Island
faced a tough challenge. The
team regrouped'and scored
two more goals that led them
to a 5-3 victory.
The team, with no num-
bers wearing either white or
blue T-shirts, did the unthink-
able. The Amelia Island boys
won the U16 Competitive 8v3
Soccer National Champion-
ships, and received an auto-
matic bid to the 3v3 World
Fitness linked to
Recent study out of
shown those stu-
dents who were in
Better physical condition
tended to score higher on
national standardized tests
than those less fit.
Dr. William McCarthy,
lead author of the study out
of UCLA, compared test
scores to measured time it
took students to run a single
mile. Interestingly, for every
extra minute it took the stu-
dents to complete the physi-
cal fitness challenge, their
standardized test scores
dropped qne point on aver-
Researchers looked at
math, language and reading
scores of fifth, seventh and
ninth graders in Southern
California over a two-year
period. Girls and boys were
evenly represented. Based
on body mass index meas-
ures, about one-third of the
students were considered to
The results were pub-
lished in the Journal of
* Pediatrics. McCarthy's
group found nearly 65 per-
cent of students fell below
the state fitness standard for
age and gender. This is simi-
lar to other studies that find
children today are becoming
less physically fit and obesi-
ty in children is increasing.
The study also showed
"compared to students of
Desirable weight, over-
weight and obese students
also scored significantly
lower on tests."
Being an overweight kid
is not just a problem of child-
hood. Childhood obesity
more than doubles the risk
of dying before age 55.
S hood obesi-
ty was a
MEDICINE going to
SMITH. M.D. mature
has shown that physical fit-
ness does stimulate the por-
tion of the brain that is
responsible for learning new
information. McCarthy felt
this study was important in
showing both students and
parents it is good to be both
aerobically fit and this can
promote mental fitness.
This information should
be taken under advisement
as well by those school
administrators who are con-
sidering dropping physical
education from their curricu-
This column is written to
discuss issues regarding
sports, medicine and safety. It
is not intended to serve as a
replacement for treatment by
a doctor It is only designed to
offer guidelines on the preven-
tion, recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific
concerns should be discussed
with a physician. Mail ques-
tions to Gregory Smith, M.D.,
1250 S. 18th St., Suite 204,
Fernandina Beach, FL
32034. Call 261-8787 or visit
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FRIDAY. AUGUST 6,2010 SPORTS News-Leader
PHOTOS BY TERRY LACOSS/SPECIAL
Bill Fassbender, right, prepares to release a nice Amelia Island tar-
pon he recently caught while fishing with Capt. Jeff Crumpton.
Tarpon can weigh well over the 100-pound mark. Beach fishermen
are catching a variety of surf species, including excellent eating
pompano and whiting, above.
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Tarpon hot along the beaches; menhaden the bait
hot along the beach-
es of Amelia Island,
thanks in part to the
large schools of menhaden
holding in close to the surf.
Tarpon fishermen are first
locating menhaden schools at
the southern end of Amelia
Island and then making a suc-
cessful toss with their men-
haden net, often resulting in
enough live bait for a day of
A live menhaden is then
barbed and cast to the edge of
the menhaden school, where
tarpon weighing to well over
100 pounds are waiting to
c; sy meal.
20- to 30-
pF und class
a 5,000 size
filled with 20-
eight-foot section of 80-pound
fluorocarbon shock leader is
then attached to the main line
with a 6/0 circle hook tied to
the business end of the shock
leader. Pick a large menhalen
from your live well and barb
the hook right through both
nostrils and hang on for an
historic tarpon fight of a life-
schools along the beaches
also produces a variety of
sharks, cobia, jack crevalle
and king mackerel.
Offshore fishing continues
to be excellent at FA, HH and
FC fish havens for grouper
and the occasional cobia.
Fishing on the bottom from
an anchored boat with live
baits dead on the bottom is
King mackerel fishing has
slowed down considerably
while reports are coming in
with little kingfish action at
many offshore fish havens.
However, the deep waters of
HH fish haven are still pro-
ducing kingfish, particularly
during the middle part of the
day when the sun is attracting
baitfish pods to the surface.
Slow trolling live menhaden
or live cigar minnows contin-
ues to produce king mackerel
weighing to 30 pounds.
Surf fishermen are enjoy-
ing hot summer beach fishing
action all along the pristine
beaches of Amelia Island for
excellent eating whiting and
pompano. Live sand fleas sift-
ed from the wet sand make
for deadly baits for both
Redfish are schooling in
the backwater during the low
falling and low incoming
tides. Topwater action is best
during the early morning
hours while casting a "Baby
Zara Spook" or "Chug Bug."
Of course, live shrimp fished
under a "popping" float is
always a sure bet for hooking
into a shallow water redfish
Live shrimp will also net.
sea trout, flounder, bonnet
head sharks and the hard
fighting jack crevalle.
An excellent flounder bite
is also taking place during the:
last few days while fishing
shallow bars during the last of'
the falling and the first of the
incoming tides. Work a 1/8-
ounce led head jig rigged to a.
live bullhead minnow, finger
mullet or plastic tail shrimp
slowly along the bottom.
Tides Saturday will find a
high tide at the mouth of the
Amelia River arriving at 6:03 :
a.m. and low tide at 12:33 p.m.:
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ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches. E-/
mail photos to bjones@
fbnewsleadercom, mail them
to PO. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop
them by the office at 511 Ash
St. in Fernandina Beach. Call
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Saturday's Amelia Island
SunSplash is gearing up to be the
best concert of the year so far. This
Ifre summer concert series takes
place on the beach, near Seaside
Park on Amelia Island at the Sadler
Road beach access. There is free
parking al the Kmart on Sadler Road
and a beach-friendly shuttle for $1.
So bring your beach chairs, umbrel-
la, dig your toes in the sand and
enjoy some positive vibrations!
Everyone is invited to come out at
9 a.m. for an informal beach cleanup
with Keep Nassau Beautiful. The
Eastern Surfing Association First
Coast Florida District surfing contest
starts at 10 a.m., featuring some of
the area's best surfers of all ages.
Beach Rentals will host the kid's
sandcastle contest at 11 a.m., with
judging at noon. Beach volleyball
and a mini tournament are open to
all from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy food
from Sliders Seaside Bar & Grill and
Halftime Sports Bar & Grill. Carib-
bean Breeze sun care products will
be handing out free samples, as well
as free product losses from vendors.
Jacksonville native Scholar's
Word will take the stage at 1 p.m.,
playing their original roots reggae.
Pipeline Surf Shop will host a swim-
wear fashion show at 3 p.m. to keep
guests in the know on all thelatest
beach from 4-6 p.m. with the reggae
sounds of Fourth Dimension from
Don't riiss the series grand finale
on Sept. 4, featuring the best reggae
music on the East Coast. Come hear
"Oprah's favorite reggae band," Jah-
Works from Baltimore, Md., and The
Resolvers from Deerfield Beach, live
This is a free, community-sup-
ported event and help is needed to
make it grow. To volunteer contact
Melissa at aiSunSplash@gmail.com.
For more information and a detailed
For the News Leader
The Island Art Association has received a
$25,000 grant from the Charles & Catherine B.
Rice Foundation of Georgia.
These funds will be used to complete the
interior of the association's Educational
Center now under construction. This building
will allow for expansion of IAA's very success-
ful children's and adult art classes and other
Emylee McBrearty, chair of Building &
Properties, states that the grant was a true
blessing since so many interior items had
been eliminated because of a very limited con-
The Charles & Catherine B. Rice
Foundation focuses on .revitalizing communi-
ties, promoting cultural and spiritual heritage
and serving as a catalyst for collaboration with
others to produce positive and sustainable
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change. The foundation's main projects are
the Blakely Burl Tree Project, Camp Yona,
which offers seven- to 16-year-old girls an
opportunity to develop resilience and self-
esteem, and Early County 2055, which is a
project to help develop a comprehensive eco-
nomic revitalization plan for this southwest
The Island Art Association was organized
for philanthropic and educational purposes'to
develop and sustain an interest, appreciation
and enjoyment of art in Nassau County.
Besides the teaching programs, the associa-
tion provides art supplies to the Nassau
County middle and high schools so students
can continue their creative art education,
awards scholarships to graduating seniors and
sponsors a month-long Nassau County High
School Student Art Exhibition in the associa-
The Island Art Association is a 501c (3)
non-profit organization. Donations to the
Building Fund are gratefully appreciated and
are tax deductible. The association's gallery is
located at 18 N. Second St., Fernandina Beach.
For further information call the gallery at
261-7020 or visit www.islandart.org.
SOUNDS ON CENTRE
Sounds On Centre. presented by
the Historic Fernandina Business
Association, is on Centre Street
between Front and Second streets
from 6-8 p.m. tonight. featuring Tuff
A Nu'f. The free community con-
certs take place in downtown
Fernandina Beach and are held the
first Friday of each month from
March through Odtober. For infor-
mation contact Loren Lumn. 321-1605.
or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit
www.down town fernandina.com.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 4351 Ladies Auxiliary will hold
ers Aug. 7 at the
post. 96086 '*
(near the old
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under the Shave
Bridge). Men's haircuts will be
offered from noon-2 p.m. for a $7
donation. Pulled pork plates will be
served starting at noon for a $5
donation. Proceeds will help fund
auxiliary programs. For information
'POSTMORTEM' AT ACT
Postmortem" opens Aug. 12 at the
Amelia Community Theatre's new
playhouse at 207 Cedar St.
Pcriormances are at 8 p.m. each
Thursday, Friday and Saturday '
through Aug. 28. Matinee will be at
2 p.m. Aug.;22.
This clever Ken Ludwig thriller is
packed with shots in the dark, a
seance and darkly held secrets, as
someone tries to kill William
Gillette, the actor known for portray-
ing Sherlock Holmes.
Directed by Linda McClane and
featuring Bob Weintraub. Joe Parker,
Chuck Zsolnai, Renee LaCroix, Toni
Morris and Laura
$17 for adults
and $10 for stu-
dents. Call 261-
6749 or visit Amelia Community
Theatre. The box office is open 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday (also 90 minutes before
curtain). Visit www.ameliacommuni-
Cats Angels will hold a Kitty-
Palooza Adoption Day at the
Adoption Center. 709 S. Eighth St..
Fernandina Beach, on Aug. 14 from 11
a.m.-3 p.m. The spring kittens are.
ready for their forever homes and
many adult cats are looking, too.
Come by to meet and adopt. Enjoy
special adoption rates. refreshments
and a 10 percent discount on Pet
Boutique items. Visit www.catsan-
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Jacksonville native Scholar's Word will take the
stage at 1p.m., playing original roots reggae.
Then, rock the beach from 4-6 p.m. with the reggae
sounds ofFourth Dimension from Miami.
FRIDAY, August 6. 2010 LEISURE News-Leader
Enjoy "Music Trivia and
Videos" at Indigo Alley, 316
Centre St., on Wednesday
nights from 8-10 p.m. Test
your music trivia knowledge
from the 1950's, '60's, '70's
and '80's. Prizes are awarded
for teams and individuals
throughout the night, with a
grand prize for the total win-
ner.,Play the whole night, play
for a while or just enjoy some
great concert videos.
A benefit car wash for
the Sweat family will be held
Aug. 7 from 9-3 p.m. at
Murray's Grille in Yulee. The
Yulee Pop Warner football
players and cheerleaders are
selling tickets for $5.
Daniela Sweat was
involved in a car accident July
29 while retuming home from
visiting her mother in Cocoa
Beach. She suffered multiple
broken bones and is hospital-
ized in Melbourne. She and
husband Jason Sweat and
have two sons, Christian and
Caiden. Donations are appre-
ciated to help cover their
expenses for the unexpected
loss of work, travel, hospital
bills, etc. Donations also may
be made to the "Daniela
Sweat Fund" at Wachovia,
Cintron Wellness and
Learning Center will host the
Young People Wellness and
Aug. 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Lunch
will be served at noon.
Entrance is free. Special
guest Mayor Susan Hardee
Steger will present the win-
ners of a youth.essay contest.
For information contact Rutha
Jones at (904) 624-5677, Elsa
Cintron at (904) 624-5840 or
George Raysor at georger-
A radio-controlled model
boat fun sail and exhibition
will be held Aug. 7 from 10
a.m. to noon at Amelia
Island Plantation. All model
boats are welcome, working
or static, finished or not,
Spectators. including super-
vised children, especially wel-
come, Call Hal Mather at 261-
6420 for additional details and
to arrange for a pass at the
The Pink Ribbon Ladies
will hold their annual pool
party at 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at the
Beach Club at Amelia Island
Plantation. For details see
the Pink Ribbon Ladies
newsletter in your e-mail or
contact Joyce Karsko at 261-
2976 to reserve a place at
dinner and get directions.
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
monthly coffee on Aug. 12
at 10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long you have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. For information con-
tact Terri Borakove at tbo-
email@example.com or 321-
1587. Visit http://newcomers
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
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host a Health & Candle Fair
Aug. 13 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
in the main hospital confer-
ence room. Free massages
will be available to all. Visa
and MasterCard accepted.
Enjoy fabulous candles for
sale that smell good, too.
Nassau County students
and teachers present "Back
to School Fashions" at
noon Aug. 14 at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Come and enjoy
lunch, fashions, a raffle and
fun at this benefit for
Communities in Schools.
Tickets are $20, and $10 for
students. Tickets are available
at YYoga, Red Otter, The
Book Loft, Vystar Credit
Union, Southeastern Bank
Callahan and Southeastern
Bank Yulee. For information
and tickets call 261-0011
The next WIN WIN net-
working meeting will be
Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m., hosted
by Lisa Presnell of The Golf
Club of Amelia, poolside at
the Beach Club at Summer
Beach Village, 5010 Summer
Beach Blvd., Fernandina
Women in Nassau Helping
Women in Need (WIN WIN) is
a networking group to benefit
women dealing with cancer,
through Gerri's Comer.
Members should bring a $25
check (first-timers visitors
bring a $15 check) payable to
WIN WIN and a covered dish
to share. Dessert and non-
alcoholic beverages are
included. Guests may bring a
bottle of wine to share with
For more information on
Gerri's Corner call Chris at
277-0099. To RSVP and get
directions to the WIN WIN
event, contact Connie at 759-
0745 or connie@winwinnas-
Join Savannah Grand of
Amelia Island, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court, for an after-
noon of Hawaiian-style fun
Aug. 18. The tiki bar opens at
3:30 p.m., with entertainment
by Gary Tomlinson at 4 p.m.
and a Hawaiian fest buffet at
5 p.m. including fruit salad,
pork barbecue, coconut
shrimp, aloha sweet potatoes,
slaw and coconut cake.
Guests are welcome at $5 per
person. Tropical attire is sug-
gested. Call 321-0898 for
The Amelia Island
Museum of History Invites
the public to its next 3rd
Friday on 3rd Street on Aug.
20 at 7 p.m.-
the Pirates of
the University of Florida,
McCarthy will give an illustrat-
ed talk on the colorful history
of pirates in our area. He will
also discuss the image of
pirates in American culture,
why they are so popular in
movies and literature, and
what their lives were really
like. Admission is free for
museum members and $5 for
non-members. For informa-
tion contact Alex at 261-7378,
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On Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. Amelia Island
Plantation Chapel will host-a summer concert
with Hannah Smith, soprano, and pianist Ai
Ishiharafeaturing the works of Brahms,
Mozart, Faure, Bizet, Delibes, Hayes and
Walker. The program will conclude with
selections from musical theater. Admission is
free and the event is open to the public.
Dogstar Tavern, 10 N, Second St., offers
live music and Phat n' Jazzy with DJ BMF
each Thursday. Visit www.facebook comic
The Falcon's Nest 6800 First Coast Hwy.
features DJ and dancing 10 pm to close
daily Call 491-4242.
The Instant Groove plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carhon, Amelia Island
Ricardo Valdrvieso is offering Latin
American Songbook Guitar and Cajon (box)
workshops at Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St
Calon classes are from 6:45-7.45 p m
Monday Intermediate classes are 8-9 p m
Beginning guiar classes are 7-8 p m
Wednesday Call 310-6147
Frankie's Jazz Jam is every Tuesday for
jazz musicians of all abilities in a laid-back
and relaxed atmosphere Call (904) 302-
6086 or find "Frankie's Jazz Jam" on
O'Kanes Irish Pub and Eatery, 318 Centre
St. presents trivia each Monday from 7-9
p m.: Dan Voll each Wednesday from 7:30-
11 30 p m.; the Davis Turner Band each
Thursday from 8-30-midnighi. The Turner
London Band Friday and Satruday from 8 30
p.m.- 1 a.m., no cover charge any night, and
happy hour each day from 3-7 p.m with dif-
ferent drink and food specials until closing.
Enjoy live Reggae with the band Pill Pill
each Monday at the Palace Saloon on
Centre Street, and Billy Buchanan each
Tuesday with his acoustic brand of indie rock
Catch Movie Tuesdays at Sheffield's with
films in high definition on the big screen, free
popcorn free admission and drink specials
Sheffield's also hosts social dancing. with
complimentary lessons starting at 7 p.m. and
dancing at 8 p.m. Contact bill@thepalacesa-
loon.com or call 491-3332.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 South Fletcher
Ave features The Macy's Aug. 7 from 7-11
The Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off will be
held at Main Beach starting
at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 and 9 a.m.
Aug. 28. The cook-off will fea-
ture more than 30 profession-.
al teams and 10 backyard
Each team will prepare a
variety of barbeque entrees
as they compete for more
than $20,000 in prize money
and trophies. Samples of
chicken, ribs, pork, brisket
and other items will also be
available for attendees.
On Friday the Swinging
Medallions, Jimmy Parrish
and the Ocean Waves will
entertain the crowd. On
SSaturday there will be regional
bands throughout the day,
including the New Orleans-
styled rhythms of the Bush
Doctors, local favorite Face
for Radio, the Karl Davis Band
and Touch of Gray. To register
or for more information visit
The FBHS Class of 1985
25-year class reunion will
be held at Slider's Seaside
Grill from 7-10 p.m. Sept. 11.
Cost is $45 per person. Mail
checks to: FBHS Class of '85,
P.O. Box 15184, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035. Other activ-
ities are planned for the week-
end. Call Arlene Rowland
Scott at 753-8774 or go to the
FBHSclassof85 page on
FaceBook for more details.
No formal invitations are
being distributed so please
spread the word.
All former students of
Yulee High School (1939-
1965) are invited to attend a
reunion at Yulee High
School on Miner Road Sept.
18. Doors will open at 5
A barbecue dinner will be
served. Entertainment will be
by Clayton Claxton and his
band. Cost is $20 per person.
Tickets are available at
Southeastern Bank in Yulee
or by mail send check to
Joyce Peacock, 85027 Harts
Lane, Yulee, FL 32097,
payable to YHS Reunion. For
information contact Peacock
at yhsreunion2008@ bell-
south.net or 225-5501.
Deadline is Sept. 10.
A Fall Festival to benefit
the American Cancer
Society will be held at Yulee
Elementary School Sept. 24
from 4:30-7 p.m. Enjoy
games, food, fun and prizes
for all ages while supporting
the Yulee Relay For Life team.
p.m. in the lounge and Lyons of Jah 6-10
p.m. in the tiki bar; Heritage in the tiki bar 5-9
p.m. Aug. 9; and Pili Pill from 6-10 p.m. in the
tiki bar Aug. 11. Call 277-6652. Visit
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., presents DJ Roc tonight; Gary
Keniston 1-5 p.m. and Gary Lee 6-10 p.m.
Aug. 7; DJ Roc 1-5 p.m. and Gary Lee 6-10
p.m. Aug. 8; Gary Keniston Aug. 9; Early
McCallAug. 10; DJ Roc Aug. 11; and Slevie
"Fingers" Aug. 13. Call 261-5711.
Drum and Dance Circle
The public is invited to bring drums. per-
cussion toys and dancing shoes to the
Fernandina Beach Open CommuniTy Drum
and Dance Circle. held every third Monday ot
each month at 7 p m. at the nonhernmost
end ol Main Beach Bring a chair or quilt for
the sand, and be prepared to get blissed out
Guitarist at local venues
Dan VolI, one of the mcsl versatile and
accomplished guitarisls in the greater
Chicago area, will be a regular performer at
The Green Turtle Indigo Alley and O'Kane's
Irish Pub and Eatery throughout Ihe summer
Voll will play Fridays at The Green Turtle on
South Third Street from 6-10 30 p m .
Saturday al Indigo Alley from 8-11 pm and
Wednesday at O'Kane's trom 7 30-11 30
p.m No cover charge. For more information
e-mail islandsongwrler@'gmail com
Voll also is available for private guitar les-
sons, beginner to advanced, including jazz,
blues and rock, at Indigo Alley, 316 Centre
St, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after-
noons Call (904) 624-3429
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'Country In hePark'
St. Marys, Ga hosts 'Country in the
Park" the first Sunday of each month during
summer from 3-5 p m featuring country
music of the 1950's through the 80's by the
area's best singers and musicians Bring your
lawn chairs and blankets to the Howard
Gilman Waterfront Park The concerts are
free For information call (904i) 599-2238 or
St Marys, Ga serves up monthly outdoor
concerts and performances at the Howard
Gilman Memorial Waterfront Park Shows
begin at 7 p m and guests are encouraged
to bring picnic baskets and lawn chairs.
The 2010 Starry Nights schedule is Aug
14, Big V and the Screaming Deacons
(oldies to contemporary), and Sept. 18, River
Jam balee of the youth bands.
Visat www stmaryswelcome comn or call
All proceeds will be donated
to the American Cancer
Society's Relay For Life cam-
paign through the Yulee
Schools Relay team.
The team is also giving
away two tickets to the Aug.
21 Jaguar/Dolphins football
game. For every $1 donation,
the donor will have his or her
name placed into a drawing
for the two tickets. Contact
Mary Austin-Harris at
There is also a free
Hypnosis Solutions session -
a $100 value for any dona-
tion to the team. To find out
more visit www.HypnosiSolu
tions.net, or contact Mary
Austin-Harris at 556-6765.
Donations are accepted in
cash or checks payable to the
American Cancer Society.
Offer expires Oct. 10.
Women in Nassau help-
ing Women in Need (WIN
WIN) announces its fourth
annual Fashion Show Oct. 3
benefiting Gerri's Corner.
Models who are cancer sur-
vivors will walk the stage of
the new Amelia Community
Theatre showing off fashions
from local boutiques.
The group is looking for
restaurants that can donate
food and businesses that can
donate gifts or gift certificates
for a silent auction, as well as
clothing stores to outfit mod-
els. Contact Jessica Miller of
Fifi's Fine Resale at 753-1715
or Diane LaPatra of Centre
Street Treasures at 548-9750.
Proceeds will benefit
Gerri's Comer, a non-profit
resource center for Nassau
County women facing cancer.
For information call 277-0099.
The Council on Aging is
sponsoring a Fall
Celebration fundraiser Oct.
10 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at
Walker's Landing at the
Amelia Island Plantation
featuring cocktails, dinner,
dancing, entertainment and
live and silent auctions. Tick-
ets are $75 and will be on
sale at the Amelia Island
Plantation Ocean Club, the
Chamber of Commerce, the
Amelia Island Tourist Devel-
opment Office and UPS next
to Publix. For information con-
tact Jessica at 491-6011.
The public is invited to
play bingo every Thursday
night at American Legion
Post 54, 626 S. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. Bingo is
played in the large smoke-free
meeting hall. The doors open
at 6 p.m. and Early Bird ,, ,
Games start at 6:10 p.m., with,
regular play beginning at 6:30
p.m. The bingo session con-
sists of nine games for $15,
with multiple jackpots being
paid out. Refreshments are
available. For questions e-
corn. All proceeds from the
bingo games go back into
programs sponsored by the
Theatre will hold auditions
for the musical "Cabaret"
Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. and Aug.
15 at 3 p.m. at 207 Cedar St.
Bring a short solo and be pre-
pared to learn a short dance
combination. An accompanist
will be available or you may
bring a CD. Sorigs from
"Cabaret" are preferred but
not mandatory. Those audi-
tioning for a speaking role will
read scenes from the show.
Sheet music must be submit-
ted in advance.
For information contact
director Carey Dresser at 415-
6268, e-mail cabaretact@
gmail.com, or visit the
"Cabaret" page at www.ameli-
The Amelia Island Film
Festival announces a call
for submissions for its
Third Annual Festival in
February 2011. The theme is
"Meet Me in Paradise."
Categories include feature,
short, documentary, animation
and a special interestlevel
called "Filmed in Florida."
Prospective filmmakers may
download the film submission
form at AmelialslandFilm
The Mommy & Me art
program for children ages
2-5 will be offered at the
Island Art Association on
Aug. 16 and 30 from 10-
10:45 a.m., taught by Amber
McHugh. Materials and
instruction are free, paid for by
the Woodcock Foundation of
Jacksonville. Register by call-
ing 261-7020 or at the gallery,
18 N. Second St.
Registration is still avail-
able for all artists In the
Amelia Island Artists
Workshop. The schedule
includes: Sept. 24-26, Leah
Lopez, Classical Still Life
Painting; Oct. 8-10, Elizabeth
Nelson, Collage and Mixed
Media; Oct. 20-24, Judy
OUT AND ABOUT
ghost stories as they tiptoe
through dark streets and walk
in the footsteps of a bygone
era as the past comes alive
through the skillful storytelling
of your guide. The tour begins
at 6 p.m. every Friday and
lasts approximately one hour.
Meet your guide in the ceme-
tery behind St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. Tickets may be
purchased at the Amelia
Island Museum of History for
$10/adults and $5/students.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 or Thea@amelia
museum.org for more infor-
Carducci, Portrait Painting Oil
or Pastel; Nov. 1-3, Tom
Jones, Watercolor Techniques
for Landscapes; and Nov. 12-
14, Nicolas Simmons,
Innovative Watermedia with
Longacre, 415-3900, or
Sandra Baker-Hinton at
Amelia SanJon Gallery, 218A
Ash St., 491-8040. Visit
Painting Classes, taught by
Georganna Mullis, are held
at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St. every Tuesday morning
in August from 10 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Bring your paint-
ing supplies; tables and
easels are furnished. Cost is
$20 per class. Call the gallery
at 261-7020 for more informa-
tion and to sign up.
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On view at the First
Coast Community Bank,
1750 South 14th St., is its lat-
est art exhibit, "Natural
Abstractions," by Island Art
Elizabeth Dion, Diana
Hamburg, Sue Schraft and
Georganna Mullis. Their art-
work is on display during
banking hours through mid-
The photographers group
at the Island Art Association,
18 N. Second St., is also
offering a CD of Amelia Island
scenes, available at the
gallery desk, in a second edi-
tion, for a $10 donation to the
IAA Building Fund. Call 261-
Patricia Ezzell is exhibit-
ing paintings at Indigo Alley
through August. This self-
taught local artist has been
making people smile with her
whimsical and colorful
"Floribbean" art for the past
20 years. Indigo Alley Wine
Bar is located at 316 Centre
St. Hours are Tuesday-
Saturday, 4-11 p.m. Call 261-
7222 or visit www.indigo-
Gallery C is featuring
new paintings in Carol
Winner's ongoing series of
the marsh at Egans Creek.
Gallery C is the working stu-
dio and gallery of Winner,
whose wide-ranging work
includes paintings, 2-D and 3-
D mixed media, jewelry and
hand.gags. 'Glery C..is open
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-
SunJday, closed Wednesdays.
Visit Carolwinnerart.com or
Amelia SanJon Gallery
features "Florida Treasures
by Anthony Whiting" '
through Aug. 11. The gallery
is located on the comer of
Third and Ash streets.
Hours are 10:30 a.m.-5
p.m. Monday-Saturday and
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Call
Casey Matthews is
exhibiting her new large
abstract paintings through
the month of August at Blue
Door Artists, upstairs at 205
1/2 Centre St. Hours are
Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5
p.m. Call 556-1119 or visit
Designs On-Sax Gallery
on North Third Street fea-
tures 12 original oil paint-
ings by The Florida
Highwaymen, five African-
American artists who started
out selling their work on
Florida highways in the
1950s. The gallery is open
every day except Sunday and
Tuesday, from noon to 5 p.m.
One ticket; four pubs and a
*wealth of historical information
about Fernandina. Join the
Amelia Island Museum of
History Thursdays at 5:30
p.m. to tour four of the
town's most popular, notori-
ous or otherwise historic
pubs and bars. Tickets are
$25 per person (must be 21,
must show ID). Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 or
Guests on the ghost tour
will learn Amelia Island
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Please submit resume to Florida Eye
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(2) DACHSHUNDS Free to good
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good for children. Call (904)507-1993.
FEMALE ENGLISH BULL MIX -
"Bailey", 22 mos. old, free to good
home. Call (386)338-2529.
601 Garagd Sales
GARAGE SALE Sat., 7am. 85736 Avant
Rd., Yulee. Kitchenware, dishwasher,
treadmill, complete gym, house decor,
baby items, books, fum., office supplies,
lots of good stuff. Rain or Shine.
YARD SALE Sat. 8/7, 7am-lpm.
222 Sea Woods Dr., in Pelican Point
Subd. (across from Fernandina Beach
Middle School). Lots of stuff!
GARAGE SALE Sat. 8/7, 8am-2pm. 1506
Coventry Ln., in Lakewood. Many items are
new! Tools, Makita saw, air compressor,
Impact gun, mobile tool stand, folding ladder,
wheel barrow, paint press. pot, golf bag,
tennis racq-uet, RV accessories, swim pool
items, tripod, household items, & more.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 8/7, 8am-noon.
children's clothes, furniture,
housewares. Philips Manor Rd.
FOR SALE 2 victorian chairs $300
each OBO 2 sets Czech china $300
each OBO Call 206-4378
2227 SADLER ROAD
Just Reduced! Investment opportunity located on
hotel/motel rowjust down from the new Marriot. Blocks
from the beach. Property is currently leased until May 2011.
608 S t1h Slreel
Fernandina Beach. FI 320.i4
COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES
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S 601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Sat. 8/7, 8am-llam.
940496 Old Nassauville Rd. Baby
items; toys, adult & children's clothing,
misc. household items.
YARD SALE with many families.
Furniture, skeet equipment, Tiffany
Jaguar lamp. Sat. 8/7, 8am-lpm.
A1A to Hwy 17 South to Harts Rd. Left
to Airplane Ln., turn left. Lots of yard
sales on this block.
YARD SALE 1605 Highland St.,
Fernandina Beach. Sat. 8/6 & Sun.
8/7. Housewares, bike, helmets, toys,
clothing, books, X Box Games 360,
YARD SALE Sat. Aug 7th, 8am -
1pm. 2920 Bailey Road
HUGE SALE at The Harbor
Community Action Center, in Nassau
Plaza, Yulee. 1/2 mile west of Yulee
Elementary. Every Fri. & Sat., 10-3
Furniture, books, TVs, clothes,
electronics, etc. 904-753-6631
601 Garage Sales
HUGE ESTATE SALE YULEE Fri. Aug.
6 & Sat. Aug 7, 8am-lpm. Clothing,
glassware, militia, models, guns,
jewelry, power tools, furniture. Yulee:
take SR 17 South from A1A, left on
Radio Rd., follow green signs & arrows.
RAIN DATES: September 3 & 4.
SAME OLD GANG Lots of stuff. Vintage
collectibles, surpnses, great pnces,
sleeper couch $150, tiny baby girl clothes
$.25. Sat 8/7 8am 125 S. 8th St.
2 FAMILY SALE Sat. 8/7 8am till ?
Baby items, clothes, treadmill,
household items, books, beds, dresser
and much more. Glen Laurel
subdivision off Chester Rd.
YARD SALE Decorator items, dishes,
mirrors, household goods, fabrics,
trims. Fri. 8/6 & Sat. 8/7, 8am-3pm.
130 S. 6th St. @ 6th & Beech,
GARAGE SALE 1571 Inverness Rd.,
Fernandna. Sat. 8/7 8Sun. 8/8, 8am- 602Articles for Sale
SUNDAY, August 8th, 2010 at 11 am
frank's~ ntiques. & uttctions
.U.S. HWY 1 Hilliard, FL
Marlin Rifles, LC Smith Double Barrel, WC Scott Double Barrel, Eclipes
Double Barrel, H&R Magnum Pistol, Winchester Mod 88. Peace Dollars
Morgan Dollars, Proof sets, Turquoise, Pearls, Diamond Cluster Ring,
Necklaces, Watches, Bracelets. Plus Many more items not listed.
To View On-Line www.auctionzip.com ID #4730. Cash, Check,
Credit Cards Accepted. Info call Barbara Speal
(904)845-2870 Bus. Lic. #366
2 bedroom garden units 2 bedroom townhouse style
3 bedroom garden units Marsh views
Swimming pool Dishwasher Laundn' facilities
Washer/dryer connections* W'asher, drer units ,laviilable-"
Water, garbage & pest control includedin rent
Prices starting at $675.0 per month
*Some features not available in all units
Less than 2 mnd e frIrn the beach and you can all, to the shops
& restaurants at The Gateway to Amelia Center'
Me U.t! (904) 261-0791
GUN SHOW Sat. 8/14, 9-5. & Sun.
.8/15, 9-4. The Morocco Shrine, 3800
St. Johns Bluff Rd., jax. North Florida
Arms Collectors, (386)325-6114.
4-DRAWER LEGAL FILE CABINETS -
Several to choose from. $45. Nick,
BEAUTIFUL DARK GREEN LOVE
SEAT/SOFA BED Like new. Paid
$650. Asking $350. 277-2001
610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice ma-
chines, used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
to central & window AC's, refrigerators
& freezers. Kish's (904)225-9717.
611 Home Furnishings
FUTON Excellent condition, extra
thick mattress. $150. Call (904)329-
FOR SALE Red micro fiber queen
sofa/bed, chair & ottoman, 4 years
old. $850. Call (904)261-5853.
LEATHER LIVING ROOM SET in
original plastic, never used. Orig. price
$3,000. Sacrifice $975. Can deliver.
Call Bill (305)420-5982. ANF
CHERRY BEDROOM SET Solid wood,
never used, brand new in factory
boxes. English Dovetail. Original cost
$4500. Sell for $895. Can deliver. Cll
Tom (954)302-2423. ANF.
One Carat Diamond Solitaire Ring
Set Retail $4200. Will sell for $2500/
OBO. Men's White Gold Bracelet -
$350/OBO. (904)583-3326 anytime.
Tools & Equip.
CRAFTSMAN SELF PROPELLED
MOWER -2 yrs, like new condition.
Bag attachment, key starter, 650
Briggs Stratton 22 in. $275. 261-9204
624 Wanted To Buy
I BUY JUNK CARS, HEAVY EQUIP-
MENT, MACHINERY, & BIG TRUCKS
& TRACTORS FOR SCRAP CASH
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628
625 Free Items
18' X 4' swimming pool w/ all
accessories included free to needy
family w/ children or grandchildren,
may be seen at 85259 Trinity Cir.
Yulee. Call Glenn 548-9707
802 Mobile Homes
RENT/OPTION TO BUY Owner fin.
3/2 SWMH ON ISLAND IN PARK.
CH&A. $200/wk or $700/mo + dep.
Very clean. Available now. 261-5034
804 Amelia Island Homes
ONE OR BOTH Oceanfront condos
w/breathtaking views on private prop.
Separate deeds same owner, permitted
for vacation rental, remodeled 07/10.
2br/2.5 ba. Each $520,000. per unit.
904-321-4366 or 904-557-8220
804 Amelia Island Homes
BUY OWNER Egans Bluff III, located
off Simmons Rd. 2815 Park Square
Place East. Details in flyer. Reduced to
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
W / FREE Boat Slip
Adjoining lot sold for $99,9001
Spectacular wooded building lot In
premier gated waterfront community
w/direct access to Atlantic Ocean! All
amenities complete! Paved roads,
underground utilities, club house, pool.
Excellent financing. Call Now 877-888-
1415, x 2625.
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
100 X 100 Commercial Mixed
Warehouse Lot Northwest corner
9th & Date. $54,900. $1000 toward
closing costs. (904)261-9763
ROSEWOOD MEADOWS 1/2 2 1/2
acre building lots. Starting at $32,000.
(904)753-2155 or (904)753-2156
810 Farms & Acreage
244 ACRES on Alapaha river, white
seand beach, plentiful fish & game, est.
roads & trails, low taxes. $3100 an
acre (904) 415-0711
LAND FOR SALE $179,900. Approx.
8.5 acres, land for sale in Nassau
County. Cleared, leveled, & de-rooted.
Fronts US 17 approx. 4mi south of Ga.
border. Has 800 blueberry bushes
planted. No wetlands. Call Dave Sr.
814 West Nassau County
NEW BRICK HOME 3BR/2BA on 1/2
acre in Callahan. 2276 sq. ft., 1700
'living sq. ft. Tile floors, tile showers.
$175,900. Call (904)613-2529.
817 Other Areas
ONLY $34,900 w/free boat slip.
Adjoining lot sold for $99,900.
Spectacular wooded building lot in
premier gated waterfront community
w/direct access to Atlantic ocean. All
amenities complete. Paved roads,
underground utilities, club house, pool.
Exc. financing. (877)888-1415 x2627.
East TN Lake Community Buy now
& save $$. No time frame to build,.
Dockable, lake view, lake access.
Starting at just $9,900. Call (866)920-
5263. TNwaterfront.com. ANF
851 Roommate Wanted
ROOM Furnished or unfurnished.
W/D, separate living room. $450.
ROOMMATE OR ADDITIONAL
ROOMMATE WANTED in 3BR/2BA
house. $100 $150 per week. All
utilities included. 491-1521
S 852 Mobile Homes
NICE 3BR/2BA DW MHs in
Nassauville area. Ceramic tile flooring/
fireplace/private lots. $800/mo. + dep.
Sara at (904)753-3268.
2BR/1BA Living-kitchen comb.
Garbage service, washer/dryer, partly
furnished. In Nassauville. 6 mo. lease.
$500/mo. + $300 dep. 277-3819
BRIGHT ROOMY 3BR/2BA MH in
Nassauville. Private lot. $850/mo +
deposit. Call 206-3423, ask for Jeff.
3BR/1BA SW MH on 1 acre. No
Smoking. 904-468-0803 or 904-557-
On Island 2/1, 2/2 & 3/2 SWMH in
park starting $165/wk + dep. 2/1 Du-
plex on 14th St., Ig fenced yard $250/
wk. Can inc utils & furn. 261-5034
3BR/2BA in Nassauville on 1 acre.
CH&A, pet considered. Long term
rental. $700/mo + $700 dep.
FOR RENT Small trailer. $110/wk.
Utilities furnished. (904)225-5856
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT Weekly
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577
3BR/2BA on one acre. Great
location. $850/mo. + deposit. Call
AT BEACH 1BR $185/wk., 2/1 duplex
LOT 1-1/2 aeres Hwy 1, 160 ft. $250/wk + dep. Utils incl. Also, on
Zoned comm'l. Leveled. Give-a-way Island in park 2/1, 2/2 & 3/2 SWMH
price. $15,000. Hilliard. (904)415-4337 $165/wk. + dep. 261-5034
2500 SQ. FT. 3BR/2BA HOME on 1
acre. Additional cottage behind home
(1BR/1BA, LR, kitchen). Call (904)813-
817 Other Areas
DIRECT WATERFRONT w/sandy
beach shoreline. Only $34,900.
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835 ELLEN ST. 2BR/1.5BA, close to
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AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION -
2BR/2.5BA 2-story villa, fully
furnished. $1400/mo. + utilities. 1
year lease. Owner (904)491-5906.
FOREST RIDGE 3BR/2BA, ground
unit, appliances, including W/D, pool,
tennis. 1 yr lease. No smoking. $945/
mo. + deposit. Reference check. Call
631 TARPON AVE. 2BR/2BA flat.
Pool, tennis, 2 blocks from beach.
$875. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
BEACH CONDO 1BR on beachside S.
Fletcher. Ocean view, pvt walkover,
pool, covered parking. $1495/mo. +
elec. & cable. L/T lease. 904-261-3035
2BR/2BA 1250SF renovated patio
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58 Condos-Unfurnished Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
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AMELIA LANDING 2BR/2BA. All
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Reference check. Call (904)261-2233
AMELIA LAKES 1BR/1BA condo in
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DEERWALK Prime high visibility
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3BR HOUSE FOR RENT 332 S. 9th
St. $725/mo. + utilities. 310-6502
97119 DIAMOND ST. Bench Mark
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large backyard w/pool. Nick Deonas
Realty, Inc. $995. (904)277-0006
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ISLAND HOME South 17th.
2BR/1BA, oversized garage, feniCld '
corner lot. Deposit required. $850/mo.-
1 AC. near Lofton Creek, 3bd 1400 sf
home $900 mo. Amelia Coastal Realty
*2,000 SF +/- in busy Five Points Plaza at
A IA and Sadler Rd. Great retail frontage
with heavy foot traffic and vehicle expo-
sure.Will divide to 1,000 SF.$2,600/mo.
*Approx 1,800 s.f. 1839 S.8th St Adjacent
to Huddle House $2,250/mo lease + tax,
also considering sale.
*1,243 sq.ft. office at the corner of
Atlantic Ave. & 14th Street $1,200/mo.
plus sales tax NN
S15th S. 4th St., excellent location, on
Centre St Great space for an office or
small retail store.5 private parking places
on site $1,500/m tax and until.
*Approx 850 SF by Fastenal and Peacock
Electric in O'Neil, good exposure on
AIA. Great for show room or office
space $1,350/mo + tx + utilities.
*DEER WALK '1,250-5,000 SF
retail/office space. Units range from
$1,750 to $2,000 lmo includes CAM,
tax, water, sewer & garbage. First month's
rent FREE with one-year lease.
*850785 US 17,Yulee 150x300 lot with
a 1458 SF building & large paved parking
lot. 51,800/mo. + tax & until.
*850674 US 17 S, Yulee. 6,000 SF
\ Warehouse with office; 16'x20' roll up
doors and plenty'of'parkihg $3,000/mo.
+ taxes and utility
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* 51 South Fletcher, 2BR/IBA with garage.
756 approx. sq. ft. $900/mo. + utilities and
1334 Atlantic Ave..3BR/ I BA. 1,243 approx.
sq. ft $1,200/mo.+ utilities.
*2039A Nature's Walk Attractive/ clean
3BR/2.5BA, w/2car garage.l,71 lapprox.
- sq.ft$1,350/mo. until. 2 yr.lease orpos-
sible lease with option to buy.
S305 S 17th Street. 2BR/IBA 720 approx.
sq.ft $850 + utilities and deposit
1602 Inverness' 38R/2BA approx
1,507sq.ft $1200 plus deposit and utilities.
S3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island with
beautiful view of Egans Creek. 1,534
approx.sq.ft. $1,650/mo.+ Util. Includes
*2822 S. Fletcher, 2BR/IBA Garage
Apartment 832 approx.sq. ft $1,000/mo
*95109 Hldreth Ln, Azalea Point
3BR2.5BA, 1923 Approx. Sq.Ft 2-Car
garage, enclosed pool, rent includes lawn
and pool maintenance, $1750 + utilities
available early October
* 3BR/2BA home. 95584 Alligator Creek Roai
1,120 approx. sq. ft. $S,I00/mo.+ util.'
*4BRI 2BA Flora Park. open kitchen. 1,884
approx. sq. ft with screened porch. Quiet
neighborhood, no smoking/ service animals
Only $1,450 + until.
* AFFORDABLE .'-' WEEKLY/MONTHLY
2BR/I BA Oceanview. 487 S. Fletcher. Call for
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Nice 2nd floor end unit has Cute Amelia Island 4/2 home Beautiful brick Amelia Island Horse Lovers Getawayl Small
great ocean views! Kitchen & w/updated kitchen & baths, home shines with the pride of but quaint home on over 3
S baths updated jan. 2010. New plumbing. metal roof. ownership Wood floors, cus- acres of land off CR107.
Complex has private fishing Backyardfull ofrees andclose tomoakcabinets.11x32 Florida Propertyhastwobarns.a pond
pier. Good vacation rental! to YMCA & beach. room.office, and gated pasture. *
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COUNTESS OF EGMONT CHESTER ROAD AMELIA SOUTH MORNING GLEN CT
Over 3100sf of space with Completely renovated In 2007. Best priced 3 bedroom condo Nearly new 4/2 In River Glen
amenities galore Hardwood thisbrickhomeonlcompletely in this oceanfront complex. near 1-05. Home Warranty
floors, fireplace, lots of built ins. fenced& gatedacre lot has free- This 3rd floor unit Is fully fur- provided. Easy walk to fantas-
outdoor cooking area. bonus standingscreened heated pool. nished & on the vacation tic community amenity cen-
S room & bath. rental program. ter. Not a short sale!
#523955539.900 #52382514L000 #52366 5489.000 #52334 $179.000
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NASSAU LAKES DRIVE BELL AGOON
Very well maintained 3/2 + Unique custom-built. well
den built In 2006. Upgraded appointed 5/3.5 home on
lighting, sprinkler system, secluded 2+ acres off Blackrock
epoxy coated garage floor. 2 Rd. No details spared in this
walk-in closets & more. home. Pond. pool. gazebo.
#52778 $189.900 #52190 $450.000
PARK SQUARE PLACE AveryRd.$30,000
Stately Amella Island home in Calhoun Street $49,500
Egans Bluff has fabulous curb Countess of Egmont $167,500 S
appeal. Courtyard garage.
bonus room, new kitchen, new First Avenue $249,000
tile, plantation shutters. an Drive $30,000
Dhane Rd. $39,900
Edwards Road $45,000/$65,000
Equestrian Way $45,900
Charming 4/2 on S. 15th Street Hardy Allen $230,000
has updated kitchen with new Little Piney Island $300,000
SS appliances. bar and eat-in
area. All new carpet and paint. Napeague Drive $110,000
OCEANAVENUE OCEAN VIEW ESTATES
Cute 1930s 3/2 cottage on Beautiful lakefront4 BRhomF
100x100 foot oceanfront lot. with caged heated swimming
Possible tear down & rebuild, pool. Custom bulltlns In fami-
R-2 zoning. Beautiful dunes In ly room. large bedrooms &
front of home. one block to beach.
#50740 5790.000 #51771 5400000
Long Point $575,000 BARNWEL ROAD
Pinedale Road $49,000' Beautiful estate on Lanceford
S. Fletcher $900,000 Creek 3305sf 2-story home on
L68 acres has huge front porch.
detached 3-car garage, wood-
N, Hampton Club Way $249,00
Pages Dairy Rd. $230,000
Palm Bluff Dr. $90,000
Palm Circle $29,900-$83,000 'BLUEHERON
Redbud Lane $199,000 Recently gutted and extensive-
Roses Bluff $29,000/$146,500 ly remodeled Amelia Island
home has new kitchen & baths,
Trotter Lane $45,900 tile & laminate floors, skylights.
RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS
96268 Park- 3000 sf. 4BR/4.5BA 2 story home located in
Oyster Bay. Porches front and rear overlooking canal.
Gourmet kitchen. Bamboo flooring, throughout. WVD.
Yacht Club. Pets allowed. Off Island. $2,195/mo
1025 N. Fletcher 1500 sf 3BR/2BA home with two
sitting areas & deck with ocean view. Tile throughout.
Pets allowed. On Island. $1,695/mo
95482 Sonoma 3100 st 4BR/2.5BA two story house in
the Woodbridge. Kitchen opens to large family room with
fireplace and built-ins. Loft area. Screened patio. Pets
allowed. Off Island. $1,695/mo
95090 Woodberry 2131 sf 3BR/3BA home with
screened lanai. Split floor plan. Tile throughout. Backs
up to nature preserve. L.awn care. WD. Pets allowed. On
Surf & Racquet 1000 sf 1BR/1BA condo with ocean and
pool view. Furnished with all utilities. No pets. On Island.
75035 Morning Glen 24000 sf. 3BR2BA home located
in River Glen. Bonus room, family room and office/den.
Tile in main living area. Covered lanai. Community pool
and Water Park. Pets allowed. Off Island. S1,400/mo
97076 Arnold Ridge 2380 sf. 4BRI2BA brick home
located on half acre lot. Fenced backyard. Pets allowed.
Off Island. $1.100/mo
989 Ocean Overlook 2260 sq. ft. 4BR/2BA home
located in Ocean Sound backing up to pond. Short walk
to beach. Tile floors throughout main living areas.
Screened lanai. Lawn care. Pets allowed. On Island.
87475 Creekside 2102 sf. 3B/3BA. Each HR has own
Bath. Family room with built-ins. Fenced backyard.
Screened patio with pavers. Hot tub. Small pets ok. Off
Island. SI ,395/mo
32308 Sunny Park 1758 sf. 3BIR2BA home located in
Flora Park. Screened patio. I.arge family room. WI), water
softener. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,350/mo
96196 Long Island 1800 sf. 3BR/3BA with office or
4th BR located on in Nassau Lakes. Tile throughout main
areas. Family room with fireplace. Kitchen with breakfast
area. Covered lanai. Lawn care. Pets allowed. Off Island.
330 S. 7th 1592 sf. completely renovated 3BR/2BA
home with master suite upstairs and upgraded kitchen.
Pets allowed. On Island. $1,350/mo
76143 Long Pond 1900 sf. 4BR/2BA home in
Cartesian Pointe. Covered patio. Upgraded kitchen. Two
car garage. WX). Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,250/mo
1719 Delorean 1407 sf. 3BR/2BA located on
cul-de-sac with fenced in back yard. Open floor plan,
screened in porch. Close to shopping, schools and
restaurants and beach. Pets allowed. On Island.
2143 Day Lily 1700 sf. 2BR/2.5BA condo located in
Amelia Green. Featuring 10' ceilings, fireplace, granite
countertops and attached garage. Pets allowed. On
2333 Boxwood 1300 sf. 1BR/1BA condo located on
Amelia Island Plantation. Community pool. All utilities.
Cable/Internet not included. Pets allowed. On Island.
Amelia Lakes #1622 1345 sf 3BR/2BA second floor
condo. Gated community with pooltennis and workout
center. Pets allowed. Off Island. $1,000/mo
1727 Pheasant 1153 s. 3BR/2BA home centrally
located. Fenced back yard. Pets allowed. On Island.
Amelia Lakes #626 FREE MONTH WITH YEAR
LEASE. 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA condo with fireplace. Gated
community with pool, tennis and workout center. WD.
Pets allowed. Off Island. $900/mo
Amelia Lakes #423 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA condo with
fireplace. Gated community with pool, tennis and
workout center. Pets allowed. Off Island. $850/mo
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FURNISHED HOMES ON ISLAND
* 405 S. 17th Street 3BR/1BA home with large fenced yard, close to 2483 A First Avenue- 2BR/2BA Fully furnished duplex only a block
schools. $850 from the beach. Back porch with shaded backyard. $800
* 610 N. 15th Street 3BR/2BA Home with ceramic tiled floors and 3200 S. Fletcher Ave D-1 (Ocean Dunes)- 2BR/2BA Fully fur-
carpeted bedrooms. Large great room, screened porch, and fenced in nished ocean front condo. Ground floor unitjust steps from the beach,
backyard. $1195 across the street from The Surf Restaurant. Ocean front patio and
community pool for those hot summer days. $1400
* 2837 S. 14th Street 3BR/2BA Large home with fireplace, water sof-
tener, fenced back yard, and screened porch. Rent includes pest control. 3200 S. Fletcher Ave C-2 (cean Dunes)- 2BR/2BA Fully furnished
$1395 condo on2nd'floor. Fireplaceinlivingroom. Covered back deck over-
looks community pool and has great ocean views. $1300
* 1268 Quattlefeld Lane 4BR/3BA Rivorfront home with private
dock and boatlift. Two master suites, cedar closet in master, separate CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
tub and tile shower in bathrooms. Fireplace in great room, mahogany
hardwood floors throughout with ceramic tile in bathrooms. Large win- 2822 S, Fletcher Ave. 2BR/1BA Ocean fronthome with private beach
dows allow for natural light and spectacular views of the river. Private access. One car garage. New washer & dryer included. $1000
outdoor in-ground pool. $4395
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND
* 2840 A South Fletcher 2BR/IBA Ocean front downstairs duplex.
Beautiful views, easy access to the beach. $1250
* 86311 Cartesian Pointe Drive 3BR/2BA home with open eat-in 2850 S. Fletcher UP- 3BR/1BA Upstairs ocean fronthomewithbeauti-
kitchen and living room. Fenced back yard. lose to I-95. $1100 fulviews. Easy access tothe beach. $1095
* 98258 Piedmont Drive (Lofton Pointe) 4BR/2BAhome with open 1829 Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park)- 2BR/2BA Downstairs
floor plan, screened back patio overlooking pond. Centrally located, condo centrally located on Amelia Island. Ceramic tile, stainless steel
near shopping, 1-95, and the beach. $1195 appliances, granite countertops, washer & dryer. Two master bath-
rooms. One cargarage Close to schools and shopping. $1250
FURNISHED HOMES ON ISLAND
* 403 Tarpon Ave Unit 423 (Ocean Park) 2BR/2BA Furnished condo
with ocean views only a short walk to the bench. Approx. 1800 sq.ft., this
unit includes a washer and dryer, covered balcony, plus a'2 car garage
with elevator access. Community pool, clubhouse, grills. $1750
* 1542 Lisa Avenue- 2BR/2BA Fully furnished home on North end of
the island. Stainless steel appliances. Open floor plan, ceiling fans,
tile floors. Two car garage. Short walk to the beach. $1450
* 3319 Sea Marsh Road 2BR/2BA Furnished condo in The Plantation.
Great community amenitiesincluding two pools. $1495
* 1835 Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park)- 3BR/2BA Upstairs
condo centrally located on Amelia Island. Ceramic tile in living areas,
kitchen, and bathrooms. Stainless steel appliances, crown molding,
computer station, W/D included. Open floor plan with large kitchen.
One car garage. $1250
* 95024 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas)-3BR/3.5BA Townhome
on the ocean, just north of The Ritz. Stainless steel appliances, gran-
ite countertops, double oven. Ceramic tile throughout. Covered front
and rear patios, plus rooftop patio. $1895
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Lancelord Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Brad Goble 261-6166
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Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
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