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Firefighter fired for threat to burn house


JASON YURGARTIS
News Leader
A Nassau County firefighter has been fired
after breaking into and threatening to burn down
his ex-girlfriend's house.
A Jacksonville Court withheld adjudication
against Phillipi Michael Llewellyn after he plead-
ed no contest to misdemeanor trespass and crim-
inal mischief Nov. 17 in Jacksonville. He contin-
ued to work for nearly two months after he broke
into the Jacksonville house in May.
Nassau County Fire-Rescue Professionals
Union President Matt Waggoner said Llewellyn's
plea to the misdemeanor charges likely wouldn't


'The text message (to
his ex-girlfriend) did him in.'
MATTWAGGONER. PRESIDENT
NASSAU COUNTYFIRE UNION

have been cause for losing his job, but said a
text message in which he threatened to burn his
ex-girlfriend's house down days after the break-
in was.
"The text is what did him in," Waggoner said.
"He was a good employee; it's a shame."
That, in a nutshell, is why Waggoner declined


to accept the county's offer to allow Llewellyn's
status change from "involuntary termination" to
"voluntary resignation," he said.
Llewellyn, 28, who was originally charged
May 29 with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling,
a felony, was sentenced to a year of probation, in-
patient treatment arid a psychological exam,
which may include follow-up treatment. He was
also given 50 hours of community service, must
refrain from contact with the victim and her chil-
dren and was ordered to pay $379.25 in fines and
court costs and $500 in restitution.
The original felony burglary charge stemmed
from what was investigated by police as a break-
in at his ex-girlfriend's home.


County Fire Rescue Chief Sam Young declined
to comment regarding Llewellyn's employment
status with the department, or whether any dis-
ciplinary action had been taken. He referred all
inquiries to the county's Human Resources
Department, which provided a letter document-
ing a settlement and release agreement with
Llewellyn.
Any employee can file a grievance on their own
behalf, Waggoner said. In Llewellyn's case, a
grievance was filed -1 il1: after his July 27 ter-
mination, Waggoner said.
Waggoner said Llewellyn was suspended with
FIRED Continued on 3A


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0 guilty

RYAN SMITH
News Leader
More than seven years after the
body was found, a Fernandina Beach
man accused of killing his 67-year-old
roommate pleaded guilty to
manslaughter Thursday.
Randall Julian Powell, 40, was sen-
tenced to 15 years for manslaughter
and five years for
gr-and theft of $1,00,
with the sentences to
run concurrently,
according to Assis-
tant State Attorney
Wes White. Powell,
who has already
spent almost seven
Powell years in jail awaiting
trial, will get credit
for time served.
Powell had been charged with first-
degree murder during the commis-
sion of a felony and armed robbery in
the death of his roommate, Gerald
Edwin Fair. Fair's body was found Oct.
29, 2003w in his home off First Coast
Highway. Cause of death was blunt-
force trauma to the head, according
to the Jacksonville Medical Examiner's
Office. However, a murder weapon
was never found.
Powell was arrested more than two
months later, on Jan. 8, 2004, and
charged with stealing Fair's car and,
ultimately, with his murder. He has
been held at the Nassau County Jail
since his arrest.
Powell's trial was delayed repeat-.
edly for years, three times in the past
year alone.
"He's had multiple defense coun-
selors over the years, and each has
required time to familiarize himself
with the case," White said. "That's the
predominant reason why it's taken so
long. ... I don't think this has been a
defense tactic on his part. I can say
that the current attorneys have moved
with all dispatch."
The trial was most recently sched-
uled to begin Nov. 15, but was delayed
again because of the unavailability of a
witness.
"The autopsy was done by
Margarita Arruza, the (Jacksonville)
medical examiner," White said. "Dr.
Arruza is currently unable to testify....
The circumstances thereafter dictat-
ed this plea disposition."
White admitted this was not the
outcome he'd hoped for. "Given the
circumstances that we have to work
under, I'd say it's acceptable," he said.
"It's not satisfactory. I think it's the
best disposition we could have hoped
for under the circumstances."
rsmith@fbnewsleadercomrn


Joshua Barber turns 7on Tuesday. For his birthday, he asked to be on the
front page ofthe News-Leader. Why? To help other children who don't
know how many more birthdays they will have.


SUBMI'rrED
Joshua Barber, who loves the ocean, wants to raise funds to help other children fight Loeys-Dietz
Syndrome. Below, Joshua shows off his favorite rock collection.



Birthday boy has big wish

HEATHER. PERRY
News-Leader
0 J Iua Barber is excited about turning 7 on
I ,.i lday. But unlike other boys his age,
Joshua is not assured of turning 8 because
he has Loeys-Dietz Syndrome.
To look at this happy, fun-loving little boy,
you'd never know he's battling a terminal illness.
When asked what he wanted for his birthday,
at first Joshua responded like most kids and said,
. 'Toys."
But then he added a request that belied his
tender years, saying he wanted to be on the front
page of the News-Leader so he can raise aware-
ness and encourage people to donate to research.
Joshua has endured eight operations, numer-
ous X-rays, CT-scans and MRI/MRAs, most of
which were performed at Wolfson Children's
Hospital in Jacksonville.
Mature for his age, Joshua is aware of how
special the care is that he receives from his pri-
mary care physician, Dr. James Price, and at
Wolfson's.
For this reason, and because he wants other
children to receive that same level of care, he vol-
unteered to represent the hospital as one of the
Wolfson 55 in their "One To Grow On" fundrais-
ing campaign.
t. With the tagline, "because every child
S'' ..deserves another birthday," the campaign culmi-
nates in the Ultra Marathon on Jan. 29 at the
Jacksonville Landing.
The goal of the campaign is to help fund three-
HEATHERA.-PERRY/NEWS-LEADER JOSHUA Continued on 3A


Lighted Boat Parade canceled again


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader


The Fernandina Harbor Marina Holiday Lighted
Boat Parade has been canceled, according to a con-
sultant for the event. The boat parade was scheduled
for Saturday following the downtown Christmas
parade.'
Sandy Price, Blue Sky Event consultant, said
the parade was being called off due to weather wor-
ries and lack of participation.


"There were just some weather concerns with
the cold weather; last year we got rained out," Price
said "Our boaters like to play it safe, and I don't
blame them.
"We actually had two businesses that were going
to participate, but we only had one other boater
who had applied," she added. "Participation was
low."
The first and so far only boat parade was in
2008. Since then events have conspired to prevent
a repeat performance, Price said.


"This would have been the third year but it got
rained out the second year. We're still trying," she
said. "We have tried to come up with back-to-back
parades, land and sea. People could watch the land
parade and then migrate down to the marina to
watch the boat parade. But the land parade is still
happening."
That event, the "Jingle Bell Christmas Parade,"
will start Saturday at 6 p.m. and proceed down Ash
and Centre streets in downtown Fernandina Beach.
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Impact of


city fees


may be a


lawsuit

ANGELA DAUGI ITRY
News Leader
City Manager Michael Czymbor
made another attempt Tuesday to
explain why restaurant owners are
obligated to pay impact fees to pay for
a water system that was purchased
from Florida Public Utilities in 2003.
Many local restaurant and business
owners were present for the discus-
sion, but most of them did not speak so
it was not clear if they bought
Czymbor's explanation. Some, how-
ever, openly q.t'- Ii,. .1 the legality of
the impact fees and suggested a law-
suit may resolve the issue.
Restaurant owners have been
S organizing r1. 1i1il b-. i 111 the city
suggested some of them were in
arrears for unpaid Tees. Czymbor, how-
ever, said the issue had been "misre-
ported" by the newspaper and sought
to broker a compromise.
The city manager said the issue of
restaurant water/wastewater impact
fees had come to light because uniden-
tified "-new entrepreneurs" in the com-
munity had questioned whether all
restaurant owners were paying their
share of impact fees.
FEES Continued on 4A.




City may
0


vote in


November
ANGELA DAUGHI-TRY
News I.eader
AlIl I 1LlI there was no official vote,
city commissioners agreed by con-
sensus Tuesday that the city should
contract with the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections to run city
elections. They also agreed city elec-
tions should be moved from April to
November to increase' turnout.
In an April 2009 city referendum,
voters approved a change in the city
charter thatwould allow city commis-
sioners to set election dates. City vot-
ers also agreed in another referendum
in November to allow the city clerk to
contract with Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections Vicki Cannon
to run city elections.
According to City ( I. i1. Mary
Mercer, having the county run elf 'c-
tions would save the -city about $14,0(X)
per election. Anothei advantage point-
ed out by Cannon is that voter turnout
in November is much higher com-
pared to April elections. Mercer said
the county Supervisor of Elections
also has a fully trained professional
staff to take care of elections.
City Attorney 'ITammi Bach said
that, if city elections are held in
November, thle terms of current com-
missioners wouldI have 'to be extended
ELECTION Continued on 4A


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FRIDAY. December 10. 2010 NEWS News-Leader


Shoes for Haiti
Shoes of all sizes, gently
used and new, are needed for
Haiti. Donations may be
dropped off at Bo and Mike's
Detail Shop, corner of Eighth
and Lime streets. For infor-
mation, call Victoria Roberts,
Sisters Always Ministry, at
335-7357, or Deena N.
Raysor, Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency,
at 502-9686.
Diapers needed
All sizes of disposable
baby diapers are needed dur-
ing the holidays for the chil-
dren of domestic violence at
Micah's Place. Drop off your
donated diapers at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave. For information
call Jan Smith 2614293.
Open house
Family Support Services
of North Florida (FSS) is
hosting an open house for
prospective foster parents
today and Dec. 11 to provide
information about foster par-
enting, explain the role and
responsibilities of foster par-
ents and answer questions
about becoming a foster par-
ent.
The open house will be,
held at Cassat House, a'FSS
neighborhood service center
at 2200 CassatAve., Ja4kson-
ville. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 7
p.tn. today and-lOa.n to-2
p.m. Dec 11. Call (904) 421-
5864. Visit www.fssjax.org
Booksignings
The Book Loft, 214 '-
Centre St., will host author-
Doug Haddaway frdim "1.
p.m. today for a booktflii
ing. His book; Smugglers
Moon Underneath the RaIdar,
about a Vietnam-veteran who
flies illegal cargo,.ftakes place
in Florida and is loosely
based on fact, thougth- ,
names have been changed.
On Saturday, author Jane
Wood will sign from 10:30
a.m.-3 p.m. Her books
include Adventures on
Amelia Island, Voices in St.
Augustine, Trouble on the
St Johns River and Ghosts
on the Coast. For informa-
tion call 261-8991.
Blue Door art
Join the Blue Door Artists
for the Second Satrtiay-' "
Artrageous Art Walk on Dec.:
11 from 5-8:30 p.m. Enjoy,
refreshments and find
unique gifts of art, jewelry
and textiles created by the
nine resident artists. The
Blue Door Artists are located
upstairs thd at 2051/2 Centre
St, downtown Fernandina
Beach. Visit www.blue-
doorartists.com.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson Associ-
ates Inc. offers gun courses
at the Range & Educational
Training Center in Nassau
County. A Concealed Weap-
on License Course will be
offered Dec. 14, 17,22 and
30 at 5 p.m. A Basic with
Defensive Tactics Course
will be offered Dec. 18 at
7:45 a.m.
For information and
scheduling contact Belson at


A Fernandina Beach
Middle School basketball
player in a photograph on
page 5B in the Dec. 8 issue
was incorrectly identified.
The Pirate shooting the ball
is Justin Going.


491-8358, 476-2037 or gbel-
son@bellsouth.net. Visit
www.TheBelsonGroup.com.

Alzheimer's
support
The Alzheimer's/Dem-
entia Support Group for
Nassau County meets 1:30-
2:30 p.m. the third Thursday
of each month at the Council
on Aging, 1367 South 18th
St. The next meeting is Dec.
16. No pre-registration is
required. This meeting is
open to the public and every-
one who has an interest is
invited to attend. For further
information, call Ann Smith,
R.N., at 491-3222.
Holiday luncheon
The Nassau County
Retired Educators Associa-
tion invites all retired educa-
tors to its Annual Holiday
Luncheon to be held Dec. 16
at the Yulee Full Service
School beginning at 11:30
a.m. The musical guests will
be a student ensemble from
St Michael's Academy per-
forming selections from their
musical, "Christmas Hang-
Ups," under the direction of
their instructor, Katie Rewa.
For information call Steph-
anie Manwell at 310-6010.
Blood drive
The Fernandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive
at Chili's in Yulee on Dec. 18
from 10 am.-4 p.m. For infor-
mation visit www.igive-
blood.com.
Stroke screening
Screenings to reduce the
risk of having a stroke or
bone fracture will be held by
life line Screening at St
Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., on Dec. 21.
Appointments start at 9 am.
Screenings identify poten-
tial cardiovascular conditions
such as blocked arteries and
irregular heart rhythm,
abdominal aortic aneurysms
and hardening of the arteries
in the legs. A bone density
screening is also offered.
Packages start at $139. All
five screenings take 60-90
minutes. For information or
to schedule an appointment,
call 1-877-237-1287 or visit
www.lifUlinescreening corn
e-registration is required
Libraries closed
The Nassau County
Public library System will be
closed Dec. 24-27 for the
Christmas holiday. The book
drops will remain open.

Naturalist
program
The University of Florida
IFAS Florida Master Natur-
alist Program Upland Sys-
tems Module sponsored by
Nassau County Extension
will be offered Tuesdays and
Thursday afternoons begin-
ning Jan. 4-25. Classroom
sessions will be held at the
Yulee Extension Office. Reg-
istration deadline is Jan. 1.
For registration visit
* www.masternAturalistorg.
For further questions contact
Steve Gaul at (904) 879-1019
or sgaul@ufl.edu.


The News-Leader strives
for accuracy. We will prompt-
ly correct all/factual errors.
Please notify the editor of
errors at
mparnell@jbnewsleadercom
or call (904) 261-3696.


Proud veteran awarded for work


JANE PHILIPS COLLINS-
For the News Leader

Regent Julia R Nowlin of the
Amelia Island National Society
Daughters of the American
Revolution was honored to pres-
ent the chapter's Community
Service Award to Theodore
(Ted) A. Davis for his out-
standing volunteer work in com-
munity service on both the local
and state level. The award was
presented at the meeting Nov.
17 at The Golf Club of Amelia,
which was attended by several
community dignitaries.
Davis founded the East
Nassau County Military Funeral
Honors, AP3-Honor Guard in
1999 and is still in service today.
Davis has performed at over
500 funerals with military hon-
ors and the playing of TAPS.
Davis was recognized by the
Department of Defense for his
service to the Army, Air Force,
Coast Guard, Marines, Navy,
Commissioned Officer Corps
and the Public Health and
Atmospheric Administration for
his service. He served as Post
Service Officer and Post
Chaplain for VFW Post 4351
and was the recipient of the
"Religious Emphasis Program


Award" and the Chaplain of the
Year by the American Legion
of Florida
Davis has dedicated count-
less hours and driven thousands
of miles to. ensure veterans
receive the proper farewell they
are entitled to for service to
their country He is a proud vet-
eran himself and is easily rec-
ognized in local parades driv-
ing either his red, white or blue
Cadillac. He participates in
countless parades, ceremonies,
flag retirements, military funer-
als and dedications and teaches
flag etiquette. He maintains a
fleet of 11 cars for these cere-
monies.
It is dedication over and
above the call of duty such as
Ted Davis' that enriches our
community.
The National Society
Daughters of the American
Revolution is a non-profit, char-
itable organization.
Membership in the society is
open to any woman 18 years or
older, regardless of race, reli-
gion or ethnic background, who
can prove lineal descent from a
patriot of the American
Revolution. The DAR functions
as a volunteer service organi-
zation and is dedicated to patri-


SUBMITTED
Volunteer Emily Grable and a brand new Pound Puppy
brighten little Gabrielle Wagner's visit to the Emergency
Department at Baptist Medical Center Nassau.


Puppiesfor Patients'


helps ailing toddlers


Thanks to a local entrepre-
neur and businessman, Baptist
Medical Center Nassau's
Emergency Department has
new fuzzy pals to help tearful
toddlers endure what can be a
scary experience.
Approximately 100 floppy-
eared, droopy-eyed Pound
Puppies were donated to the
hospital Auxiliary by Mike
Bowling, who created the top
selling toys in the 1980s.
Bowling donated the pups for
patients when his assistant,
Sherba Wallace, an auxilian and
volunteer, mentioned the emer-
gency department's youngest
patients who often need a little
extra TLC.
"It was a very thoughtful
gift," says Don Davis, an auxil-


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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11th, 2010


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A JINGLE BELL FENAlDImA HARBOR HOLIDAY
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C TLigted Boat Parade
Lighted Holiday Parade Fernandina Harbor Marina
sponsord by America's Youth, Inc. h Spectator Viewing Along Waterfront Boardwalk'
*fDowntown Centre Street In Fernandina Beach Foot of<> Centr and' Ash St rets
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ian who heads up the emer-
gency department volunteers.
"The Auxiliary always tries to
have stuffed animals on hand
for the little ones. Often they're
purchased at yard sales or thrift
stores and freshly laundered
for their new owners," he said.
"We are,very grateful to Mr.
Bowling for these new Pound
Puppies which the kids really
enjoy."
* *
The Baptist Medical Center
Nassau Auxiliary will host a
fundraiser $5 Jewelry Sale in
the boardroom off the main
lobby Dec..17 from 7 am.-6 p.m.
Cash, checks and major credit
cards are accepted. The hospi-
tal is located at 1250 South 18th
St, Fernandina Beach.


PHOTO BYANN FONTAINE/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
Regent Julia R. Nowlin of the Amelia Island National
Society Daughters of the American Revolution with
Theodore (Ted) A. Davis, recipient of the chapter's
Community Service Award for his outstanding volunteer
work in community service on both the local and state
level, at a reception last month at The Golf Club of
Amelia.


otism, education and historic 32035 or through her link on
preservation, the chapter website at
Women who are interested www.ameliaislandnsdar.org.
in membership and believe they Jane Philips Collins is Vice
have a patriot ancestor may con- Regent of the Amelia Island
tact the Registrar at P.O. Box National Society Daughters of
16664, Fernandina Beach, FL the American Revolution.



OBITUARIES


Patti Sue Barratt
Patti Sue (Westberry)
Barratt, 30, of Fernandina
Beach, Florida, passed away
on December 6th, 2010 sur-
rounded by her loving family.
She was born, April 22nd, 1980
in Jacksonville, FL
She worked for Elite Gym
in customer
relations and:
for Hibbett
Sports as an
assistant man-
ager. She
loved her fam-
ily, friends,
and her kitty Sammie. She


Donald F Harvey
Mr. Donald F:R Harvey, age
59, of gernandina Beach,
passed away on Friday morn-
ing, December 3, 2010 at his:
home, with his wife byhisside.
Born in Cresson, PA, he,
was one of five children born to
the late Purcel and Doris
Strunk Harvey. Mr. Harvey
was a gradu-
ate of McAr-
thur High
School, Holly-
6ew ood, FL,
Class of 1970.
Following
graduation, he
married his high school sweet-
heart, Susan Elaine Harvey. In
later years, he relocated to
Atlanta, GA where he worked
in Customer Service for Delta
Airlines at Hartsfield
International Air-port. In 2005,
after 29 years of service, he
retired as Senior Customer
Service Representative. In 2006
he and his wife moved to
Amelia Island, FL His family
recalls him fondly as a family


loved reading, making jewelry
and going to the beach.
She is survived by her hus-
band, Phillip Barratt, her par-
ents Sue and Curtis Sergent,
brother and sister-in-law James
and Isa Westberry, niece
Meagan Westberry, sister
Tammie Petry, brother
Richard Westberry, and sister
Stephanie Sergent.
The memorial service will
be held on December 11,2010
at 2 pm at The Kingdom Hall
of Jehovah's Witnesses,
942471 Old Nassauville Road
in Fernandina Beach, FL.



man who loved to travel.
Mr. Harvey leaves behind,
his wife of 40 years, Sue
Harvey, Fernandina Beach, FL
two daughters, Shelly Harvey
Zattoni, Curwenisville, PA,
Jennifer Harvey, Fernandina
Beach, FL, a son, Steven
Harvey, Atlanta, GA, two sis-
ters, Sheryl Brackin, Sunrise,
FL, Mary Ann Bragg, Davie,
FL, five grandchildren,
Brittany, Xavier, Ariel and
Alexzandria Zattoni and Garrett
Howley, as well as several
nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be
at 2:00 pm on Saturday,
December 11, 2010 from the
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home with
Father Gerard O'Shea, offici-
ating.
Mr. Harvey's family will
receive friends from 1:00 pm
on Saturday until the hour of
service at the funeral home.
Please share his life story at
www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors


DEATH NOTICES


Mary Catherine Almond,
89, of Yulee died on Sunday
afternoon, Dec. 5, 2010.
Memorial services will be held
at St. Michael Catholic Church
at a later date. -
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors
Pattie Sue Barratt, 30,
died on Monday, Dec. 6,2010.
Services will be held at 2 p.m.


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on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses, 942471 Old
Nassauville Road, Fernandina
Beach.
A wake for James Everett
White will be held from 6-8
p.m. tonight at Solid Rock
Church of God by Faith, Elder
HarryJohnson, pastor. Funeral
services will be held at 11 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 11 at River of
Praise Worship Center, the
Rev. Larry Ausburn, pastor.
Sarah L. Carter Funeral Home
Kelly Mixon, 24, of
Fernandina Beach died in
Afghanistan on Dec. 8, 2010.
Funeral arrangements are
incomplete.


LOOKING BACK

A blaze on the
5 O second floor of
Evans Rendezvous
YEARS in American Beach
---- killed employee
Josephine Middleton, 21.
December, 1960

2 5 A salesman at
25 Jeff Stevens Chev-
rolet fended off two
YEARS attackers who tried
.......................... to steal a Corvette
during a test drive.
December 11, 1985

City commis-
1 O sioners decided to
hold a workshop
YEARS after a report pro-
jected a parking
shortage downtown.
December 8, 2000


WEEKLY UPDATE


FOR THE RECORD

















FIRED Continued from 1A
pay immediately following his
arrest, but that suspension last-
ed only a shift. Llewellyn was
then allowed to return to work
until his July 27 termination
by the county, shortly after
which the grievance proce-
dure was initiated.
S"The chief called him in
and told him an investigation
had been started," Waggoner
said. "The guy was a danger to
citizens and himself, but the
county allowed him to come
back to work."
A letter dated Nov. 9 from
County Manager Ted Selbyto
Waggoner outlined the offer
to allow Llewellyn to resign.
"As previously discussed,
the county is willing to accept
a letter of resignation from
Mr. Llewellyn in exchange for
the involuntary termination
currently reflected in his per-
sonnel file," the letter states.
Attached was a four-page
"Settlement and Release
Agreement" that Waggoner
said was not only a sticking
point financially, in that the
union's lawyer would have to
be paid for legal analysis, but
also a detriment to other union
members who might be neg-
atively affected in the future
by such an agreement.
"I have to make sure that
we're protecting the rights of
other members," Waggoner
said. "What the county wanted
me to sign jeopardized that."
Waggoner sent a reply
Nov. 24 on behalf of the union
stating that it declined to
accept the settlement laid out
in Selby's letter.
"The Association (Nassau
County Fire-Rescue Profes-
sionals, Local 3101, AIFF) has
carefully reviewed to the coun-
ty's decision to terminate Mr..
Llewellyn," the letter states.
"As is the past practice in
Nassau County, employers
generally do not have just
cause to discipline employees
for off-duty conduct. In this
case, Mr. Llewellyn's off-duty
conduct is directly related to
his employment. It is for this
reason that the county is per-
mitted to discipline Mr.
Llewellyn for bis off-duty con-
duct. Because Mr. Llewellyn's
off-duty conduct was directly
related to his employment
with Nassau County, the
Association has elected to.not


pursue this matter to arbitra-
tion."
Waggoner said the threat
to burn down the ex-girl-
friend's home was the off-duty
conduct related to his employ-
ment.
The May 29 incident in
which Llewellyn was original-
ly charged with burglary
began when an officer
responded to a security alarm
at a San Marco area home just
after 2 a.m., saw what
appeared to be a flashlight
flickering in the rear of the
home, then observed
Llewellyn walking from the
backyard, according to his
arrest report.
Llewellyn allegedly dis-
obeyed an order to stop and
show his hands, headed for
his vehicle and drove toward
the officer, police said. The
officer then drew his gun and
ordered Llewellyn to stop and
exit the vehicle, and he com-
plied.
Llewellyn said he cut a
screen out of a back door in an
attempt to retrieve personal
belongings in the unoccupied
home, where he lived with the
woman until about two
months prior.
But when police contacted
the ex-girlfriend, she said
Llewellyn didn't have any
belongings in the residence
and did not have permission to
be there, according to the
arrest report.
Police said they found bro-
ken glass panes in the rear
door, but Llewellyn reported-
ly did not comment when
asked about them. The offi-
cer said he observed blood on
Llewellyn's hands, the rear
doorknob and the door's
frame, as well as a piece of
screen from the door in
plain view'in the rear of his
vehicle.
According to the arrest
report, the ex-girlfriend said
,therewas.an "undocumented
history" of domestic violence
in the relationship.
Llewellyn was taken into
custody and held at the Duval
County Jail until he posted
$5,003 bond later that day,
according to his booking infor-
mation.
The charge of feldioy bur-
glary was dropped to misde-
meanor trespass and criminal
mischief Oct. 18.
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'The county is willing to accept a letter
ofresignation from Mr. Llewellyn.'
TED SELBY. COUNTY MANAGER


JOSHUA Continued from 1A
Tesla MRI machines, the
most advanced, highest per-
forming MRI available today.
"These machines have.dis-
tinct advantages for children,
and will be installed in the
new 11-story patient tower
being constructed at the .
Baptist Health complex in,
downtown Jacksonville," said
Joshua's dlad, Mark Barber, a
professor at Florida State
College of Jacksonville's Betty
P Cook Nassau Center.
In order to be the best rep-
resentative possible, Joshua
and his stay-at-home mom,
Josie, wrote a song about his
early years and his wish to
help others.
"If you see him around ,
town, ask him to sing it for
you," said his dad, '
The Barbers dropped
anchor in Fernandina Beach
in 1991 after an itinerant Navy
life had them moving 14 times
in 21 years. Older sons
Matthew and Danny live on
their own now, but visit their
little brother often.
Joshua can sing in his
mother's native language;
Chamorro, which is spoken
on Saipan, the largest island of
the U.S. Commonwealth of
the Northern Mariana
Islands.
"The mother is the family.
It doesn't matter if she's pretty
or not. My mother is the pret-
tiest of them all. I love my
mother," says Josh.
Tears fill his mother's eyes
after J,. h lave%, th- i uonmi to
check on hi- d< i64.,. Bandit and
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"I try not to get emotional
but it's so hard. When he was
born, I just didn't understand.


Trics byJoshuaandjosie Barber

I kept asking God, 'Why?' But
now I think I know. God is
using him. He was sent here
to help others. I was not plan-
ning to put him in the paper
for the fundraising but then
he said,'Mama, I want to be in
the paper to help other chil-
dren.' What 6-year-old does
that?"
A very special 6-year-old,
soon to be 7, who would like
very much to be 8 next year.
For information on the
fundraising drive and to learn
about the other 54 children
representing Wolfson Child-
ren's Hospital, go to Josh's
page at www.wolfson55.org/
josh-barber/ or contact Megan
Denk at (904) 202-2458.
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SongbyJoshua
My name is Joshua Barber
And I'm here to let you wonder.
The date was December 14,2003.
That was when I was free.
The doctors knew something was wrong with me.
But my parents let me be.
Matt and Danny were so proud of me.
They were happy as can be.
Happy as can be.
Many. many years later, here I am.
Ready to take this world and dance.
Thank you. Lord, for letting me
Staying longer with my family.
So please. Lord, let me see.
To show others to be free.
Just like me. set them free.
Let me be.
Let me see.


ews-Leader

Nassau County's four high
schools each received a letter
grade of "B" for the 2009-10
school year as the state
released the results of its new,
expanded high school grad-
ing system this week.
Introduced as a part of
Senate Bill 1908 during the
2008 legislative session, the
new high school grading sys-
temrn is designed to grade
schools based not only on stu-
dent performance on the
Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test (F'CAT),but
also on their ability to graduate
students, increase student par-
ticipation and performance in
advanced coursework, and bet-
ter prepare students for col-
lege and careers, the state
Department of Education said
in a press release Tuesday.
Under the new require-
ments, 50 percent of a high
school's grade is based on the
performance of their students
on the FCAT, and the remain-
ing 50 percent is based on fac-
tors that include the following:
The school's graduation
rate.


The performance and
participation of students in
Advanced Placement (AP),
International Baccalaureate
(IB), Dual Enrollment, Advan-
ced International Certificate
of Education (AICE), and
industry certification.
The postsecondary readi-
ness of the students as meas-
ured by the SAT, ACT or
College Placement Test
(CPT).
The high school gradua-
tion rate of at-risk students.
Growth or decline in
these data components from
year to year.
According to the grades
released Tuesday, nearly
three-quarters (71 percent) of
the state's high schools
achieved either an "A" oi; "B"
grade during the 2009-10
school year, the DOE said.
Grades for middle and ele-
mentary schools were
released earlier this year. The
high school grades were
delayed due to the new sys-
tem.
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the 2.009-10 high, school
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FRIDAY, December 10. 2010 NEWS News-Leader


Casino boat

owes city

$12,000

ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News Leader

According to a notice sent
from City Attorney Tammi
Bach to Fernandina Cruise
Lines, the company has failed to
pay rent to the city for berthing
space since Sept. 1. The bill now
amounts to $12,000.
Although the company's
cruise ship has not used the
berthing space recently, it had
been paying the city monthly
to keep the space available.
According to the notice, the
company must pay the past-due
amount by Dec. 16 or the city
will terminate the berthing
agreement.
Theresa M. Bennett, a Fort
Lauderdale attorney who is the.
company's registered agent,
could not be reached for com-
ment.
Bach said she had heard
rumors that the company's casi-
no boat, called Play the Red
Casino, was open for business
in nearby Mayport. Play the
Red Casino is the former
Emerald Princess, which was
once docked. at the city marina
but has been non-operational
since 2005-:.:-
The cruise company was
renovating the, boat and had
plans in the summer of 2009 for
an upscale gambling operation
in the waters'offthe city marina.


FEES Continued fnim 1AA
Restaurant owners must pay
a fee for each restaurant scat
when they open their business,
but also are required to pay
$534 for each additional seat if
their business expands, to com-
pensate for increased use of
the city's water/sewer system.
It was discovered last month
after an audit of restaurant seats
that local restaurants owed
nearly $800,000 in impact fees
for seating that has been added
but not permitted by the city. In
some cases, restaurant owners
owed tens of thousand of dol-
lars. Business owners, howev-
er, complained the seats were
improperly counted and some
began to question the legality of
the fees.
Czymbor reiterated at
Tuesday's city commission
meeting his current plan to do
new inspections of restaurant
seating with the owners present
so there would be no ambigui-
ty as to the official number of
seats.
"We said we want to estab-
lish a benchmark," Czymbor
said. "We're not going to go
back in time." He added that if
restaurant owners decide to
expand seating beyond that
benchmark, they will have to
pay the fees.
The city, according to a let-
ter from Czymbor to a restau-
rant owner, will not ask restau-
rant owners for reimbursement
for additional seats added
before the new audit. However,
it is not clear how or if the city
will compensate those who may
have already paid for added
seating before the new audit.


City Attorney Tammi Bach
noted at the meeting that "this
is a fee, not a tax," and that the
state legislature allows for local
governments to charge fees for
an increase in capacity to allow
for population growth.
City Maintenance Director
John Mandrick said the fees
were obligated to pay off $7.5
million in debt for the water
syst(mT purchased in 2003. The
city haid presumed future
growth would help reduce that
debt, but the economic reces-
sion hais thwarted new busi-
ness and tite city still owes $5.5
million for the purchase.
Mandrick said the city's debt
service for the enitre
water/wastewater system is
about -)i9 million in total.
"Just like (buying) a home,
the bank dictates that you have
to follow the rules," he said.
"The cily in 2003 borrowed the
money for a water system ...
there's no tree service." Mand-
rick said over the last five years
the city had also been enhanc-
ink the wastewater system and
building in more capacity.
"When you do get new
growth, you have to have a way
to handle it," Mandrick said.-
He noted that inadequate city
recordkeeping made it difficult
to determine which restaurants
had fully paid their share. "The
vast majority (of restaurant
owners) paid their fees. I don't
know what happened back in
1990. We took the approach of
drawing the line where we did."
Mandrick added the
water/wastewater system has
to be able to handle a restau-
rant's heaviest use hours, and
accommodate the many visi-


The commission is really
missing the point You're
penalizing businessesyou
want to have here.'
PHILGRIFFIN.LOCALREALTOR

tors that come to town. "You that "we're not going to go back
have to design for the worst- and get into a records battle."
case scenario," he said. He Pat Keough, who owns the
also warned an alternative to buildings that house restau-
impact fees would be much rants 29 South and Merge,
higher utility rates for home- noted Nassau County sus-
owners, or a one-time fee of pended all impact fees two
several thousand dollars for years ago. New restaurants out-
homeowners. side the city, then, have a com-
Local attorney Clinch petitive advantage.
Kavanaugh complained that a Keough also said the city's
building he owns once had a levying of impact fees violated
restaurant with 500 seats, but the legal principal of "dual
there was no return of fees rational nexus," which means
when the seating was the fees levied must be related
decreased by half. If he should to the costs of the services
desire to expand again in the being used. He noted that antic-
future, he might have to pay ipated growth of the commu-
fees again, he said. nity, for which the water sys-
Kavanaugh also said he had tem was purchased, had never
"a lot of concern" that impact happened.
fees were being used to pay "The municipality doesn't
bonds. "The city buys (the get the benefit of the doubt,"
water system) and pays too Keogh said. "We have twiceas
much for it," he said. "You're much capacity as we need. If
nailing businessmen to a we expand now, there is no
cross." impact."
Czymbor told Kavanaugh But Czymbor chastised


ELECTION
Continued from 1A
by seven months. The terms
of Mayor Susan Steger and
Commissioner Eric Childers
expire in 2011.
City voters had voted "no" to
extending commissioner terms
tp four years, but Bach said
extending the terms by months
as part of an election date
change .is permissible by state
law.
Cannon, who was
Fernandina's city clerk for 18
years, said "it's very difficult to
stay ahead of all the (election)
laws" and the change would be
both cost effective and benefit
the city clerk's office.
Resident Lynn Williams,
who unsuccessfully ran against
Childers in 2008, complained
that while the number of
November voters would incre-
ase with a change of election
dates, the number of voters for
runoff elections would still be a
small percentage of registered
voters. He also warned com-
missioners that November elec-
tions can be quite partisan, and
said the city should not give up
control of elections to save such
a small amount of money.
Resident Dave Lott said he
supported the city's contract-
ing with the Supervisor of


Elections, but objected to
changing election dates. "I
believe in the quality of the
voter, not the quantity," he said.
Mercer conceded that han-
dling city elections is draining
for herself and her staff. "The
impact on the city is enor-
mous," she said. "It can't be
measured by the dollar."
The city would save more
money in even years, when the
county is running electionsfor
the state, county and other
municipalities, but less in odd-
numbered years.
"You all are aware that next
year is an odd year," said
Steger. 'The perception (of cit-
izens) will be we are railroading
this through for personal rea-
sons. We have a serious prob-
lem with voter turnout. They
tend to come out in November,
(but) next year there will be no
financial benefit to (changing
election dates)."
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter
also urged the city to change its
election rules to avoid runoff
elections, which would fall in
December if the election date is
moved. "I'm a strong supporter
of not having runoffs," he said.
Poynter noted eliminating
i unoti e(,-.,tiGn, would both
save the city money and assure
that those elected are support-
ed by a larger percentage of


Keough, telling him he was get-
ting off the subject of the
restaurant audit. "If you believe
you want to challenge the ordi-
nance, you have the right to do
so," he said.
Keough said he had been
involved as a developer in
bringing legal action against
Nassau County for illegal
impact fees when Sutton Place
relocated. "It took us a year and
a half to get every nickel back,"
Keough said. "The county final-
ly read the law and decided
they didn't have a leg to stand
on.
"The commission is really
missing the point," said local
realtor Phil Griffin, who was
also involved in the Sutton
Place move and dispute with
the county. "You're penalizing
businesses you want to have
here. Forget about the law for
a second, just look at the pub-
lic policy."
Urging the city to reconsid-
er its stance, Griffin said, "I hate
to see a class-action lawsuit
(against the city) ... that's where
you're going to be two years
from now."
According to City Clerk
Mary Mercer, the city is still
in, the process of doing a sec-
ond audit of restaurant seats.
adaughtry@ftinewsleadercom


registered voters. Runoff elec-
tions tend to have even smaller
turnouts than regular city elec-
tions, which have sometimes
had lower than 20 percent par-
ticipation in recent years.
Resident Suanne Thamm,
who was a member of the
Charter Review Committee,
said the committee had rec-
ommended eliminating runoff
elections in favor of plurality
voting, which is the largest
number of votes received. She
also noted eliminating runoff
elections would force candi-
dates to work as hard as they
could to get elected, with no
runoff to count on.
Poynter also said he was in
favor of moving elections to
November because it would
give commissioners eight
months before they had to deal
with city budget issues, which
i generally begin during the
summer.
"The audience fills up say-
ing, cut this, cut that from the
budget," he said. "You're a fish
out of water, quite candidly."
Bach said she would bring
a resolution to the next com-
mission meeting Dec. 21 for
C,,iitiki('ion-ie t to approve a
conflict 'i th tfie Supervisor
of Elections, as well as an ordi-
nance to change the election
date from April to November.


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season ranked L. -I-t. football sales. OKand notn
teams are playing for the KEFFER'S The year thing but at
national championship- a sce- CORNER to date While I roc
nario which has never results mir- around thec
occurred before. Teams with ror this: regardless o
.500 records are going to bowl Rick Keffer Ford is up I root a little
games. Clear examples of par- 23 percent, home-county
ity in college sports. The NFL GM is up 18 percent, Chrysler ity likely to cc
this year has no team with less is up 20 percent and Toyota is ket, the odd
than two losses, contrasting statistically even. With the mar- Ford or Dod
the Saints and Colts going ket up and their sales flat, are getting b
undefeated at this point last Toyota has seen its market Decemb
season. How about the Jaguars share erode from 14.3 percent be a big mon
being in first place in their divi- to 12.9 percent. Honda is up sales. Many
sion with a 7-5 record. A classic only 4 percent YTD and has new vehicles
example of parity, and my lost market share. The five car Whateveryo
favorite currently. companies mentionecdare the be, you will
You know where I am going biggest U.S. sellers and illus- improvement
with this. Parity has arrived in rate the parity that increas- today's prod
the new vehicle marketplace. ingly exists. Rick Keffi
The competition is wide open The Koreans (Hyundai and ates Rick Kef
and the quality ratings and Kia) continue to make nice Jeep in Yulee
sales resulted have shifted to gains and Nissan and Subaru tions or posi
create a more even playing have done likewise. In the lux- automobiles
field. In November, the three ury market, Mercedes has


WestSide
Democrats
The Westside Democratic
Club 8th Annual Christmas
dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. on
Wednesday at the County
Building on Mickler Street in
Callahan. Guest speaker is .
Florida State Sen. Tony Hill.
The buffet dinner is $12
per person. Call (904) 879-
5163 or (904) 845-2860 for
reservations.
GOP executive
committee
The Nassau County
Republican Executive
Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the County
Building, 86028 Pages Dairy
Road West, Yulee. Florida
House Speaker John Trasher
is scheduled to speak. All
Republicans are welcome.
Young Democrats
Nassau County Young
Democrats will meet for
Trivia Night on Dec. 21 at 7
p.m. at Cafe Karibo in
Fernandina Beach. All
Democrats age 40 and under
are invited to attend. For
more information, email sec-
retary@nassaudems.org.


SUBMITTED
State Rep. Janet Adkins
took the oath of office Nov.
16 to serve in the 85th
Florida House of
Representatives. Adkins,
along with 119 fellow
House members, 41 of
whom are freshman mem-
bers, took the oath during
an organizational session
in Tallahassee.
Following the organiza-
tional session, a special
legislative session was
called. Lawmakers voted
overwhelmingly to override
seven vetoed bills and a
budget line item vetoed by
Gov. Charlie Crist.
Legislators also voted to
delay implementation of
Senate Bill 550, which
mandates that septic tank
owners have their tanks
inspected every five years
and make repairs as
required. With the imple-
mentation date being
moved from Jan. I to July,
the Legislature can revisit
this issue and potentially
examine repealing the bill,
Adkins said.
"The cost of these septic
tank inspections would put
a huge burden on many of
our families. I opposed SB
550 last session because it
would place too much
financial strain on working
families and another
approach was needed,"
she said.


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VIEWPOINT/ JRLMLIH GLISSON/CIIY OF FERNANDINABEACH



City aims for effective fleet mana


"Have you ever noticed
that anybody driving slower
thaln you is ain idiot. and any-
one going faster than you is a
inniac? m ;,eorge Cailin nailed
il i'ilt n iid I must admiit that
iniplc nliting' a Vehicle
Replacement Progranm is
,iiI'ul;hneously too slow for
oine iand too fast tfor others.
V.icle Itype, make, model,
I-e an;id frequiiency of replace-
tn liavie always been an
o.oin political issue here in
I ei rnandina Beach. looking
tC4k onH previous fleet man-
*i;;en standable how city vehicles
)ieca me such a concern.
Tihe city ofi Fernandina
Beach has a fleet of 232 vehi-
cles--,- down from 265 just a
(w years ago. This inventory
consists of all rolling stock
iand includes police cars, fire
trucks, pickups, trailers, trac-
tors, etc. With a replacement
cost of several million dollars,
an effective fleet management
program is an absolute neces-
sity.


Fleet management is much
more than just maintaining
vehicles and equipment. An
effective fleet management
program operates from a long-
term position and includes a
number of functions such as
acquisition, financing, mainte-
nance, tracking and disposal.
The old fleet management
practice of "run until fail" has
proven to be fiscally irrespon-
sible. The "run until fail"
approach results in increased
liability, increased down time,
increased maintenance costs
and poor public perception. In
tough economic times it is
more necessary than ever to
re-think how we do business.
The optimal time to
replace a vehicle is when the
cost of ownership and opera-
tion are at their lowest. This .
equation will vary according
to the.type and use of the
vehicle. The city of Frederick,
Md., recently made govern-
ment news when they were
forced to replace 25 percent of
their fleet of 351 vehicles


because they had failed to
maintain a vehicle replace-
ment program. At a cost of
$3.3 million, it was necessary
for the city of Frederick to
pull money from reserves to
fund the vehicle purchases.
Government agencies are
in an enviable position and are
able to take advantage of spe-
cial government pricing which
offers discounts up to 40 per-
cent off the MSRI Couple
this low acquisition cost with a
strong surplus/disposal pro-
gram and you have a good
business practice buy low
and sell high.
The city has a strong sur-
plus program. Vehicles that
are declared surplus are sold
via online auction sites such
as eBay and Govdeals.com.
The city began using eBay in
2006 and increased surplus
revenue by 500 percent in the
first year. With over 140 com-
pleted transactions, the eBay
feedback rating remains at
100 percent.
The city has also continued


The city has
just purchased
a used wheeled
excavator,
valued at
$200,000
when new, for
$24,000. This
excavator
replaced a road
grader that the
city sold online
for $45,000,
according to
Jeremiah
Glisson of Fleet
Management.
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to "fine tune" fleet manage-
ment practices while simulta-
neously adopting the "think
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COMMUNITY THANKS

Successful Royal Ball
The Fernandina Pirates Club hosted the
Pirate Royal Ball in November, raising funds
to help feed several families f6r Thanksgiving.
Other funds will provide",a Christmas for
Nassau County families and on Christmas
Day over 30 Pirates will invade Joy to the
Children, a local organizatid that provides a
Christmas celebration to '175 children. The
invasion includes costumed pirates who are
prepared to play with the children, sing along
with Christmas carols and await the arrival of
Santa Claus.
The Pirate Royal Ball included a buffet
dinner, live music by Tuff-A-Nuff, a silent auc-
tion and raffle. Ticket sales and generous
donations help the Pirates continue to pro-
vide much needed assistance to residents of
Nassau County. The Pirates want our local
businesses to know how instrumental they
have been in helping those less fortunate in
our community by their donations. Our pub-
lic display of affection goes to:
Waterwheel Art Gallery, Molly and Brent
Main. -Iaind Tribe Belly Dancers. Kelleyv
McC: iinimion, Pound Pup'i'.. S"-ii ci miiidl
com, Amelia Hotel-at ih leach, Eli7a&ithi
Pointe Lodge, Greyfield Inn, Chili's ofYulee,
Southern Touch, Out of Hand Gift Shoppe, Sea
Breeze, Magna's, La Torre's, Club 14 Fitness,
Sandy Bottoms, Amelia Island Coffee, Art6
Pizza, Applebee's, Fantastic Fudge, Family
Styles, Mike Bowling Enterprise, Winn Dixie,
Philly Boyz, Harris Teeter, Island Girl Shrimp
Boat, Food Lion, Hedges Meat Shoppe, OPS,
Fred's Inc., Celtic Charm, Ace Hardware,
French Market Antiques, Cindy Jones,
Paulette Wright, Filimena Bourassa, Billie
Childers, Twisted Sister, Judie and Lawrence
Mackie, Lynn and Marty Haggerty, Lotts
Furniture, Best Friends, Bean School of
Dance, Nassau Diamond, Sea Jade, Sears
(Fernandina Beach), 5 Points Liquors, Ron
Anderson, Amelia Liquors, Lindy's Jewelry,
O'Kanes Irish Pub, Robison Jewelers, Publix,
Beef O'Brady's, Fancy Sushi, Ship's Lantern,
Amelia Seafood, Walmart Supercenter,
Fernandina Cycling, Carmike Cinema,
Absolute Fabric & Home, Go Fish, Amelia
Island Carriages, Pet Care Center, Golf Club
Summer Beach, Micah's Place/Purple Dove,
Amelia River Golf Club, Cafe Karibo, Cross Fit
Amelia island, D & H Break Away Cue,
Residence Inn, Barbara Jean's Restaurant,
Amelia Island Trolleys and Hampton Inn &
Suites.
We would like to extend a special thanks to
those who attended as well as Kenneth Bender
Catering,.Royal Ball Chairperson Dee Adam
and all Pirate members whose hard work
made this Royal Ball possible.
Additional information can be found at
FernandinaPirates.com and
JoytotheChildren.org.
Judie Mackie
Fernandina Beach



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Charlie crosses Rainb(


When our old dog, Charlie, was
young, he was always figuring out
ways to slip away unnoticed on
adventures. He'd have himself a
merry time playing in the schoolyard or catch-
ing lizards in the neighbor's shrubbery, but at
the end of the day, somebody would always
bring him home to us.
Charlie went away on another adventure in
the wee, cold hours of Thursday, Dec. 2. This
one was his last one and one we couldn't go
with him. No one will bring him home this
time, except in our hearts when we reminisce
and tell stories about 13 years of often hilarious
Charlie shenanigans.
Sometime around 5 a.m., as I slept nearby
on the sofa, Charlie, dozing on his pallet beside
the fire I built to warm him, slipped across
Rainbow Bridge, that mythical realm between
heaven and Earth where beloved pets go when
they die. The lame and injured are made whole
again. The old are made young and the sick
are restored to health and vitality. I last
checked on Charlie around 4:30 a.m. and he
was still with me. I checked on him shortly
after 5 and he was gone. Heartbroken as I was,
I couldn't help but chuckle through my tears.
Damn you, Charlie. Sneak off on me, will you?
We found Charlie on the bedroom rug unre-
sponsive and unable to get up when we got
home from work Wednesday evening. He final-
ly rallied to the sound of my voice but his eyes
seemed confused. I think he had a stroke. He
still couldn't get up so I carried him to the fire-


Place he liked to stretch out
beside on cold nights and put
him there on his pallet. My
Wife and I considered calling
our veterinarian and taking
h Charlie in to be euthanized.
Ultimately, we decided
y against it. I could tell he was
fading fast and since he didn't
seem to be in any acute dis-
CUPOF tress, we decided to just
JOE make him as comfortable as
__ possible and let him die in the
comfort and familiarity of his
Joe Palmer own home. Our big male
Great Dane, Samson, who
was Charlie's buddy, knew something was
wrong. After several minutes of scenting
Charlie, he finally lay down on the floor beside
him as if to tell his pal goodbye.
I told my wife I'd sleep on the sofa near
Charlie in case he awoke in any sort of dis-
tress. I'm glad I did. Some might say it was a
mawkish thing to do, but I'm comforted to
know that our faithful companion of 13 years
didn't die alone. He knew I was an arm's reach
away and I'd like to think he was comforted by
that.
But I don't want to be too sentimental here.
We had some laughs. Charlie was the consum-
mate food thief and counter surfer. He escaped
from our backyard once and went "brown bag-
ging" on a school playground behind us. The
principal, who collared Charlie and kept him in


)w Bridge

her office until I arrived to ransom him, was
barely able to keep a straight face telling me
about all the peanut butter and jelly sandwich-
es Charlie snarfed. And then there was the
time my wife and I ran to the store and were
only gone 20 minutes. While we were away,
Charlie pulled a frozen four-pound roast from
the sink and ate it whole. Talk about a meat
Popsicle. That had to be one doozey of an ice
cream headache, consuming that much icy
meat in minutes.
He stole one of my daughter-in-law's
McDonald's hamburgers one night and ate it
without tearing the wrapper. Houdini couldn't
have done it smoother.
Lizards feared him and most of the ones
that lived around our deck had stubby tails.
He wasn't the bravest dog in the world. He
was terrified of thunderstorms. And fireworks.
And pretty much any other sudden loud sound.
He loved fishing with me and would steal
whiting from the bucket and eat them. He was
also fond of blue crabs. He'd endure the nose
pinching till he wore out the crab and then he'd
eat it shell and all. It never failed to crack my
sons up.
We have an orange tree in the backyard that
froze back to its rootstock and now only grows
sour oranges. Charlie liked to lie in its shade
on hot summer days. We buried sweet Charlie
under the orange tree. If it grows a crop of
sweet oranges next year... nah, couldn't hap-
pen. Could it?
treysurf@comcast.net


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


No Christmas puppies
Please don't give a puppy as a
holiday gift! As a professional dog
behavioral therapist and trainer, I
see cases year after year of puppies
that were given as a "wow for now"
surprise, but when the newness
wore off and their owners became
tired of all the daily puppy, care
responsibilities, they were neglect-
ed, given up or even abused.
A living puppy should not be
thought of in the same category as
a holiday toy When a puppy is adopt-
ed, he should be carefully chosen as
a permanent addition to the family
who will contribute much, but will
also have needs of his own, which
require a serious commitment from
all family members to meet.
Many dogs surrendered to shel-
ters are young just six months to
three years old -and a good portion
of these are puppies less than six
months old. In addition, people need
to know that the number one cause
of death for dogs isn't trauma or dis-
ease, it's euthanasia due to behavior
.problems. In fact, t hi .. to four pill-
lkun d>gs and d m'wll'be.euthanized
thi-) year in th<- T'S; Tfhat number
could include that cute puppy
bought as a Christmas gift!
Adding a puppy to your life is,
on average, a 15-year responsibility.
Raising a happy, well-balanced
puppy requires an enormous time
commitment, so a young pup is hot
a suitable choice for every dog-lover.
Remember, it may take several years
for a rambunctious puppy to settle
down into a calmer adult dog.
If the intended recipient seems
ready for a puppy, be sure they can
answer "yes" to these questions:
Are you ready to participate
in training and managing all aspects
of the responsibilities of puppy (and
dog) ownership, each and every
day?
Can you afford to provide good
nutrition, veterinary care, training
and everything else the pup will
need to become a good canine citi-
zen?


LARRY WRIGHT/THE DETROIT NEWS


wavy hair, shoulder length). The
sheriff's office estimated that I was
hit by this vehicle at over 25 mph.
She reversed her vehicle out from
under my trunk and pulled up next
to me at the light in the left turn
lane, looked directly at me with her
window up and proceeded to make
a U-tuirn heading west.
Within less than five minutes the
police were there and she was long
gone.
I have sustained personal injuries
and vehicle damage from this acci-
dent and am concerned that we have
people out there in our community
that drive off without following prop-
er accident protocol. Any informa-


Are you willing to walk or take tion regarding this accident or the
your dog out to toilet at least six vehicle that left the scene would be
times a day, in all sorts of weather? helpful in my search for justice.
Do you have a reliable pet sit- Jen Stallings
ter or dog walker who can care for Fernandina Beach
your pet when you're at work or out
of town? HHoiday home tour
If someone on your gift list real-
ly wants a puppy, consider giving a My husband and I hail from
homemade gift certificate for one Ottawa, Canada, but spend part of
instead. Wrap a can of dog food, the winter in Fernandina Beach.
fancy collar or good book on raising This year we came down several
a puppy, and include a note saying a weeks early, in part to attend the
puppy (or dog) of the recipient's Amelia Museum of History's
choice comes with the gift. Holiday Home Tour. I'm happy to
And remember too that dogs of report that we weren't disappointed!
all ages make perfect companions. The four houses were all uniquely
Most adult dogs tend to be calmer, beautiful, with wonderful decora-
have more predictable behaviors tions and gracious and knowledge-
and are already housebroken. .,-able docents to guide us through
If your gift recipient is really' -thie tour. The weather was spectac-
ready for dlog ownership, set a date u' ulai and we enjoyed the costumed
after the holidays to start looking Christmas carolers who traveled
for the perfect dog. Research between the houses.
responsible breeders, or visit your.. But the highlight for us was the
local animal shelter or rescue so the '"- Victorian Tea at the Bailey House.
gift recipient can choose a dog that The house itself is spectacular, made
they really want and one that will even more so by the beautiful holi-
match their lifestyle. day decorations. As we waited for
As a dog trainer, I am committed our table, we lounged on the porch,
to helping people better understand drinking champagne dispensed by
how dogs think, act and communi- debonair gentlemen waiters. Once
cate, and therefore be responsible seated at our cozy table by the fire,
dlog owners. The holidays are the we were served a lavish and
giving season so give a puppy his absolutely delicious tea, with a gen-
best chance to become a long-term erous variety of sweet and savory
companion and have a happy life by treats. I was assured that most of
not putting him under the tree. the food was homemade, which did-
Erin DeLong n't surprise me. The museum clear-
Kingsland, Ga. ly has a wonderful group of volun-
teers, who dedicated themselves to
Hit nd run making both the tour and the tea a
Hitd run great experience.
On Friday, Nov. 19 at approxi- I posted some pictures from the
mately 12:50 p.m., I was stopped at tour on my Facebook page last
the red light on SR 200 east (inter- night. Already, several people have
section of Gene Laserre commented on the beauty of the
Boulevard/Christian Way) in Yulee. town and expressed a desire to
My vehicle was rear ended by a attend the tour next year. I can
blue/gray SUV, tinted windows, heartily recommend they do so. We
white female driver (appeared to be certainly will, and hope to make it an
a middle-aged woman with darker annual tradition for many years to


come.
Our thanks to the museum and
all the friendly volunteers for mak-
ing the tour and the tea such a mem-
orable experience.
Vanessa Kelly and Randy
Sykes
Fernandina Beach

Eagles ofCrane Island
I was fortunate to boat on the
Intracoastal Waterway passing
behind Crane Island on a beautiful
afternoon last weekend. This is a
spectacular body of water as all
boaters and kayakers know, flanked
by tidal marsh and oyster beds to the
west and mature pines and oaks on
the eastern shore the last remain-
ing view of a undeveloped forested
shore in the area. As such it is crit-
ical habitat for animals and birds
that are of great value to the com-
munity.
I never fail to see an abundance
of wading birds here ospreys and
other raptors, magnificent white pel-
icans and several nesting pairs of
herons in the tall pines. I was sud-
denly overflown by two large birds
with white heads, assuming they
were ospreys until they danced in
the air together in a balletic display
of playful flight. The binoculars con-
firmed a pair of bald eagles that
returned to Crane Island where they
must reside and nest.
Needless to say we must pre-
serve this critical treed habitat of
Amelia and not disturb its magnifi-
cent citizens. With millions of people
calling Florida home, there may only
be a couple of hundred pairs of
Eagles and few places where they
may still survive to establish a nest.
If this area is ever given up to pave-
ment and yet another overcrowded
subdivision it will be gone forever
and with it a priceless part of our
wonderful natural environment.
Let's preserve this part of Florida as
a heritage for future generations of
all species.
David Walters
Fernandina Beach

Contradiction?
In response to the letter
"Contradiction" (Nov. 17), where
she states that the Bill of Rights and
nativity scenes at the courthouse
are contradictory, it's necessary to
point out this common misunder-
standing of the separation of church
and state. The First Amendment
states, "Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of reli-
gion, or prohibiting the free exercise


thereof ...;" that's all it says relative
to religion. This restriction applied
only to the federal government, not
to states. In fact, seven of the origi-
nal 13 states had officially estab-
lished religions at the time the
Constitution was adopted. Thomas
Jefferson also made it clear that the
federal courts were prohibited from
interfering in religious matters with-
in the states.
The Founders clearly stated in
the Declaration of Independence
that our rights come from God, not
from our government. While this is
a key element in the durability of
our governmentit goes against the
power structure for politicians in
office. Over the years, some politi-
cians have appointed judges to the
Supreme Court who would ignore
the legal restrictions of our
Constitution on every level. So here
we are today, with our politicians
trying to have our rights as coming
from our government and not from
God.
Jim last
Fernandina Beach

Finding meaning
in emptiness
Trying to be an atheist and a
Christian at the same time is not
always easy but does have its own
rewards.. Last Sunday I heard an
interesting sermon titled "Running
on Empty" at our local New Zion
Church (10th Street and Atlantic
Avenue). The main theme was, to be
filled with the spirit of God, one
needs to be empty of self, sin and
substitutes (such as drugs). In
watching a related rented DVD
titled "The Dhamma Brothers" I
recalled the odyssey of prisoners
confronting their empty lives and
the meaning they found in life by
confronting and overcoming their
violent natures.
My mind, still searching for
some beginning or ending to all
this thinking, turned next to the
Internet videos by Walter Wink
titled "Nonviolence for the Violent."
Will my newly adopted New Zion
pastor agree with Wink and Martin
L"King Jr. concerning nonviolence
or not? The Blessed Community of
believers will no doubt go on with
these questions day by day, life by
life but hopefully not war by war for-
ever.
I am in pain not knowing what we
will conclude. At these moments I
simply put on my atheist's cap for a
moment of emptying reflection.
James Nagy
Fernandina Beach


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COMMUNITY


Play looks at reason for the season


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader


First Baptist Church will celebrate
the spirit of the season with "A Time For
Christmas," a dramatic musical playing
Saturday and Sunday.
"It's a story about a guy who is a
workaholic," said Jim Swaringen, direc-
tor of media and communications for the
church. "He just doesn't want to
acknowledge Christmas because he'd
rather be working. In truth, his dad left
him at Christmas and it probably marked
him. We show him the importance of
Christmas and of celebrating Christmas.
... In the end, he has to see it from a
young lady who works for him, a single
mother."


Show times
The musical "A Time For Christmas'
plays at First Baptist Church on South
Eighth Street Saturday at 6 30 p m. and
Sunday at 6 p.m Admission is free

Swaringen plays Bartholomew, a
ghost who shows the protagonist, Bill
(played by Tom Berri) how Christmas
was celebrated through the ages.
"My job isto show him.Christmases
past," Swaringen said. "We start with the
shepherds, but we also show him .
Christmas in the Middle Ages, how they
celebrated, and later on when the tree
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the '50s, the '60s." Swaringen said staj
ing the musical has been a big but
worthwhile undertaking.
"There are going to be almost 80 p
ple involved in this not just actors, bt
singers, differentchoirs and stagehan
building the set,"'fiesaid. "It's going t
be pretty massive.:.z Fortunately we've
got a pretty good base to draw from h
at First Baptist, so that was a pretty bi
help for us. Most of the people who at
singing are actually choir members."
Swaringen said the audience would
leave the show uplifted and reminded
of the importance of the season.
"The reason to celebrate Christma
that's really what it's about, celebration
Christmas for what it really stands for


Jesus is knocking; only you can let him in
Go tell it on the mountains, over the respect anybody. "You already older. Look at the news. Read t
sea and everywhere. This holiday sea- ain't my mama, you paper. Young people are dying every d
son, go tell it. Jesus Christ is born. He don't tell me what to They need to serve God today They ir
wants to share his love with you. [i do!" And parents allow not live to get old.
The Lord is looking for followers of these things. If we stay in touch with God, He wil
Christ. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God Our children are stay in touch with us. Ladies don't hav
with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with trying to teach us to be prostitutes. Gentlemen don't hav
all thy mind and with all thy strength. instead of us teaching to be homosexuals. We do not need to
This is the first commandment. We them. How can they sell drugs. We need a role model. The
should stand for Jesus, and when all teach what they have best one we can have is Jesus. At the a
around us is sinking sand, he will pick us NOWAND not learned? By what of 12, he was about his father's business
up and put us on solid ground to stand. THEN authority do they think his heavenly father, doing the work of
We need to make a decision in our ... they can tell their par- him who sent him. Let Jesus be your r
lives today God says, choose ye this day ents what they will or model. Try him. He's all right.
whom ye will serve. Serving him today Maybelle will not do? They are If your mother or father don't, you t
makes reservation for life after death. Kirkland not paying any bills, him fo- yourself. For Jesus said, "A little
Serving God begins in our home. We putting any food on the child shall lead them." You be that disc
need to get back to our home values, table and certainly not pie who leads your family to the Lord.
begin our day with prayer. Teach our buying any clothes. They really don't God shall supply all your needs, accord
children to pray Teach them who Jesus have any experience, you see. ing to is riches in glory by Jesus Chrisi
really is. Every child knows who Santa Experience is the best teacher. This is the season. Come to Jesus while
Claus is, but never the importance of During this holiday season, parents you have time. All we have is right now
Christmas. Teach them about Jesus and, need to control their children. Always Tomorrow we may be gone. Jesus is th
at the same time, allow them to be young know where they are, be involved with reason for the season.
and happy them and know what they are doing. The family of the late Earnest H.
Let our children hear us pray as well Prayers can't be answered unless they Green thanks each of you for all acts o:
as tell them as the song says, "Jesus are prayed. Take your children to kindness shown to them during their
loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells Sunday school and church. The church hours of bereavement.
me so." "You know, the B-I-B-L-E, that's should not have to babysit the children. Birthday wishes to Terry Roberts,
the book for me. I stand along on the The key is to bring them, don't send Rosalind Henry, Patrick Cribb, Paula
word of God, the B-I-B-L-E." them. Together with prayer in our hearts Evans, Anita Holzendorf, Kevin Smith,
In serving God, Jesus said for us to -and God in control, we can continue in Linda Hooper, Stacy Stewart, Michael
honor our father and mother. That does the things which we have learned and Hooper, Elaina Stewart, Cindy Roberts
not only mean those who gave birth to have been assured of knowing of whom Tammy Stewart, Melissa Moore, Terin
us, but anyone older or who has rule we have learned them. Dallas, Theo White, Sandra Palmer,
over us. The reason so many of us are in Our young people may say, "When I Evangeline Smith, Lexie Chatman and
jail today is because we don't want to get older, I'll get saved." They are Wanda Blue.


S A lighthearted approach to life and is
problems is perhaps one of the best
defenses against both depression and
/ anriay Certairn, there are things in life
that any prudent or sensiave person
Should not joke atbouto bu humor used
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Sway of making friends and [uming arfaay
wrath whe it disperses the clouds of
doom and gloom Haowever. e should
be extremely careful to aoid making
others the object of our jokes Teasing
and joking at someone elses expense
f ma yi make fm feel like^' the are being
S ndiculed; and far from making frinnds.s
this is certain to create resentmenI and
other ill feelings. So, we should use
humor to keep things light, but avoid
making fun of others. Sometimes the
best approach is one that makes tight of
S our own failings and weaknesses in a
way that shows others
that (t is all right to
make rfstakes. so, we
shuld use humor softly.
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The 6th Annual Yulee Holiday Festival and Parade
at the Yulee Sports Complex on Goodbread Drive in Yulee

Saturday, December 11th
10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.


Parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a festival offering food,
art and craft vendors, live music and entertainment for all ages.
Pictures will be taken with Santa in the Winter Wonderland
throughout the day.

If you or your business/organization are interested
r TIn participating in the parade or in providing entertainment,
Please call Connie at (904)225-2516

If you or your organization would like to reserve a booth
Please call Julie at (904) 225-5237




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WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

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dents Bill and Patsy Flynn, 1. -
married 50 years ago on Dec. .
10, 1960, at Millington Naval
Air Station, Memphis, Tenn.,
an unusual site for an Air
Force officer's wedding.
Patsy, from Memphis, met
Jersey-ite Bill while he was
stationed at Mallory Air
Force Depot, Memphis.
Their four sons and four of
eight grandchildren will join Mr. and Mrs. Flynn
them as they renew their______________
vows at Fernandina's St.
Michael Catholic Church dur- Dec. 11, 2010, celebrated by
ing the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Father Brian Eburn, pastor.


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Joy of Christmas
The 14th Annual Evening
in December presented by
Amelia Baptist Church and
featuring 60 singers and 12
instrumentalists from nine
local churches will be held
today and Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at
the church, 961167
Buccaneer Trail where it
s intersects with S. Fletcher
Avenue at the new round-
about.
e Pam Helton, minister of
music, has assembled a com-
munity choir that will present
an inspiring concert including
a variety of Christmas music.
Selections range from
Handel's "Messiah" all the
way to Michael W. Smith's
"Agnus Dei" and Amy Grant's
"A Christmas Hymn" to three
familiar spirituals presented
in exciting modern musical
settings.
S ." Admission i ie;. fee.
Childcar l'or c'hildren- J
through age four is available
with reservations. Call the
church at 261-9527.
Duston theRoadc
St Peter's Episcopal
Church will host a production
of the one-act play "Dust on
the Road" Dec. 12.
This is a Christmas
inspired tale of good versus
evil. The play will be per-
formed in St Peter's at 801
Atlantic Ave. at 5:15 p.m., fol-
lowed by the Taiz6 service at
6 p.m. However, a short inter-
mission between the play and
the service will allow for exit-
ing and entering as desired.
The cast of "Dust on the
Road" includes Alison I
Stewart, Janet Cote-Merow,
Jeff Goldberg and Martha
Garvin of the West Nassau
Repertory Company. A free
will offering will be collected
at the end of the play; all pro-
S ceeds will benefit the mis-
S sions of the church. The
S entire community is invited.
Call 261-4293.
= YuleBaptst
December happenings at
Yulee Baptist Church, 85971
Harts Road, include: Dec. 12 -
'The Star Still Shines" musi-
cal at 6 p.m.; Dec. 21 "Olde
Fashioned" Hayride &
Caroling at 6:30 p.m.; Dec. 24
Christmas Eve service at 5
Yp.m.; Dec. 31-Ring in the
New Year at a NightWatch
service from 6-9 p.m. All are
welcome. For information call
225-5128.
Songspnners
New Vision
Congregational Church will
host the Songspinners Dec.
13 at 7 p.m., followed by a
wine and cheese reception.
SEnjoy a festive program that
will include unique arrange-
ments of Christmas favorites.
The concert is free and atten-
Sdees are invited to bring a
canned good or an
unwrapped toy that will be
distributed to local agencies
during the holiday season.
For information visit
www.NewVisionCongregation
SalChurch.org or contact the
Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore at
(904) 238-1822.
Sounds of the season
The community is invited
Sto the Sounds of the Season
Christmas Concert featuring
Tiny Tones, Children's Choir
and Allegiance Youth Choir at
Amelia Baptist Church Dec.
15. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.


Christmascantata
Blackrock Baptist Church,
96362 Blackrock Road in
Yulee, will present "A
Christmas Offering.Cantata"
today and Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
Experience the message of
Christmas through contempo-
rary songs, woven together
with a meaningful narration
and interpretation by
American Sign Language.
Refreshments will follow the
performances. Call 261-6220.


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(call 261-9527 in advance for
dinner reservations). The
concert starts at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located at
961167 Buccaneer Trail.
Yuleehayride
The Yulee United
Methodist Church Youth
Fellowship, 86003 Christian
Way, will host their annual
Christmas Legends Hayride
Dec. 17 from 6-8 p.m.
Caroling, hot cocoa and cook-
ies are all free as the youth
present a living nativity scene
aswell as other holiday sto-
ries and legends throughout
the hayride. Call 225-5381.
HolyLight
Memorial United
Methodist Church presents
"Holy Light," a Christmas
cantata by Robert Hobby,
Dec. 19 at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in
the Sanctuary, 601 Centre
Street
This cantata, based on
familiar Christmas carols with'
beautiful poetry written by
Susan Palo Cherwien, will be
performed by the Chancel
Choir of 50 singers and
accompanied by a brass quin-
tet, handbells, organ and per-
cussion. It is free and open to
the public. An offering will be
taken to benefit the church's
charitable outreach. A nurs-
ery is available.
For information call Joan
A erett at 261-5769.
Christmas carols
The Amelia Plantation
Chapel Choir will present a
Christmas Carol Gallery,
arranged and orchestrated by
Larry Shackley, Dec. 19 at 10
a.m. Chapel Music Director
Don Edwards will direct the
choir and orchestra. The pub-
lic is invited.
TaizAdvent service
Taiz6 prayer is a quiet and
easy way of prayer. It is a can-
Sdle-lit service that includes
simple chants sung repeated-
ly, a short period of silence
for reflection and prayers of
praise and intercession. Taiz6
prayer started in World War II
by the monastic community
from Taiz6, France and con-
tinues to this day. People jour-
ney to France from around
the world to Taiz6, looking for
meaning in their lives and
reconciliation.
St. Michael Catholic
Church will have a Taiz6
prayer service (about 40 min-
utes long) on Dec. 20 at 7
p.m. in the church. All are
welcome.
Plantation chapel
The Amelia Plantation
Chapel will present "A
Candlelight Festival of
Lessons and Carols" on
Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. The
public is invited.
PtinceofPeace
The public is invited to cel-
ebrate the joy of Christmas at
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church on Christmas Eve. A
Family Candlelight Praise
Service will be held at 7 p.m.
and a traditional Lessons &
Carols Candlelight Service at
10 p.m. Communion will be
served at both services.
Prince of Peace is located at
2600 Atlantic Ave., across
from Fort Clinch State Park.
HolyTrinity
Holy Trinity Anglican
Church, 1830 Lake Park
Drive, Fernandina Beach, will
hold a service of carols at 5
p.m. Christmas Eve, followed
by a Festival Holy Eucharist
Service (Feast of the
Incarnation, or The Nativity
of Christ) at 5:30 p.m. with
music. On Christmas Day,
there will be one Holy
Eucharist Service at 9 a.m.
with music. On Sunday, Dec.
26, HolyTrinity will have its
regular worship schedule: 8
a.m. Holy Eucharist and 10
a.m. Holy Eucharist with
music. The public is invited.


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RELIGION


Even in the most difficult times, love will find a way

In he rolled. Little did any of us who had had a woman who used to call me pastor, I ers and people landed at the hospital even a step further, not only does
know that this was the place it severe stroke. was getting ready to call aunt So, that now, by their simple words, had love always find a way, love has
would happen. If it hadn't been Though my uncle's after weeks of premarital counseling become holy ground. found a way and that way is Jesus!
for his scrunched up tuxedo and intent on coming clearly a unique experience being it I'll never forget the opening state- "... I am the way, the truth, and the
the nurse wheeling his heart monitor was to comfort our was my uncle and future aunt- and a ment the priest made as the ceremo- life," He said. "No man comes unto
beside him, you might have thought family, little did he trip to Vermont to join the priest with ny began. "Love will always find a the Father but by me." (Jn.14:6) As
this was going to be a normal wed- know the blessing whom I would be performing the way," he said matter-of-factly. For me, we celebrate this Christmas season,
ding. OK, the fact that all the guests that God had in wedding, my uncle collapsed due to as those words rolled off his lips and let's be honest. For many people, life
were stuffed into the hospital's store for him. blockages in his heart. As you might we all stared at my uncle and future has thrown them some unexpected
chapel, and my uncle was in a wheel- You see, my imagine, all the wedding plans came aunt, I couldn't help but hear the curves. Isn't it wonderful to know,
chair, did make it a bit unusual, but PULPIT uncle had lost his to a screeching halt at least initially. Gospel message. that in the midst of it all, God is with
none of that seemed to matter. Their NOTES wife, my aunt Betty, Though the doctors wanted to do God, in the most difficult of times, us and His commitment toward us
minds were made up. They were several years surgery sooner rather than later, and when it seemed like the original will never change. "Therefore the
going to get married. The bride, who before. While here much of the family thought they plans for His creation had come Lord Himself shall give you a sign;
is now my aunt, stood undimmed by Pastor visiting my dad, he should wait on getting married, it unraveled, sent His Son, born of a Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and
the change in circumstance. Actually, Rob Goyette visited the church didn't take my uncle and his future woman, raised under the law, in bear a Son, and shall call His name
the difficult situation only seemed to that I pastor, and as bride long to voice their decision. order to demonstrate His unyielding Immanuel (God with us)." Isaiah
make her more radiant. God would have it, met someone "We still want to get married and we love and commitment toward us no 7:14
It all began a few years back who was also a widow, fell in love, want to do it now." So, with the voice matter what the circumstance. To Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
when my uncle decided to come and asked her to marry him. Long of love lingering in the air, creative me, that's beautiful. Living Waters World Outreach Center
south to visit his brother, my dad, story short, she said yes and the minds went to work and food, flow- To take the words of the priest rgoy@(livingwatersourreach.org



RELIGION NOTES


Blankets, food needed
The Salvation Army is replenish-
ing its Emergency Food Pantry
shelves and currently needs:
Blankets and breakfast foods includ-
ing: cereal, oatmeal, grits, non-acidic
juices and canned fruit. Please bring
donations to help your neighbors in
need to 410 S. Date St.

Adventsermon
Grace Community Church pres-
ents "Shadows of the Messiah in the
Old Testament," an Advent sermon
series by Pastor David Bradsher.
Join the congregation Sundays at
10:30 a.m. Grace meets at Yulee
Middle School off Miner Road in
Yulee. For information, visit www.
gracenassau.com or call 491,0363.

Newpastor
The Church of God of Prophecy
Family Worship Center at 2712
South 14th St. welcomes its new pas-
tor, Steve Pittman and his wife,
Diane. Everyone is welcome to come
worship. Sunday school is at 9:45
a.m., morning worship at 10:45 a.m.
and the Wednesday evening service
at.7 p.m.

Roadatthe Beach
The Road at the Beach non-
denominational church at 312 S.
Eighth St (next to Halftime Sports


Bar and Grill) is offering Sunday
services at 11:15 a.m. with contem-
porary music. Bible studyis Tuesday
at 7 p.m. Come as you are, and all
are welcome. For information call
Pastor David Cubbedge at (904) 507-
9004.

Jazz service
:. Jazz up your holiday spirit on
Sunday morning. A creative worship
service featuring its jazz ensemble
will be held at New Vision
Congregational Church Dec. 12 at 10
a.m. featuring Pegge Ealum, flute;
Larry Nader, bass; Darren Ronan,
drums; and Jane Lindberg, piano.
Worship will embrace and celebrate
the rhythm of the jazz tradition as
members explore the rhythm qf
their faith during the advent season.
"Part of New Vision's mission is
to embrace the many ways that we
come to know and experience God.
During the holidays, the arts and
music offer us an inspiring avenue to
God," said the Rev. Mary Moore,
pastor.
New Vision worships each
Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96074 Chester
Road in Yulee. Visit www.NewVision
CongregationalChurch.org or con-
tact the Rev. Mary Kendrick Moore
at (904) 238-1822.
Taize service
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801


Atlantic Ave., will host a Taize serv-
ice Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. The Taiz6 serv-
ice to be used is based on the ecu-
menical prayer services of the
monastic community in Taiz6,
France. It includes chanting, a short
reading from Scripture, a psalm, an
order for prayers of the people and
times of silence. This service is a
soothing, peaceful, meditative expe-
rience. The community invited. For
information call the church office at
261-4293 or visit stpertersparish.org.

Hope House
Join the Salvation Army Hope
House for its Tuesday Worship on
Dec. 14 at noon. Seth Widner of the
Journey Church will share the good
news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
For more information, call 321-0435
or stop by the Hope House, 410
South Date St

Free difer
Springhill Baptist Church will
serve meals for individuals and fami-
lies in need in the area on Thursday,
Dec. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
church, 941017 Old Nassauville
Road. Dinner is being served on the
third Thursday due to the Christmas
holiday. Beginning in January, meals
will be served on the usual fourth
Thursday.
The church also delivers meals to
those who cannot come. On the day


of the meal if possible, anyone com-
ing or needing a meal delivered
should call 261-4741, ext 110 in
advance. For information, call Robyn
Stuckey at 583-3280.

ULve Nativity
An angel of the Lord brought a
message to shepherds guarding
their flocks, bringing them "good tid-
ings of great joy" saying, "unto you is
born this day, in the city of David, a
Savior, who is Christ the Lord."
Reminiscent of that first blessed
Christmas, the St. Marys, Ga., TDS
will sponsor a moving live Nativity
depicting the long ago holy night.
The hallowed scene will be reenact-
ed on the grounds of Orange Hall in
downtown St. Marys, Ga., on Dec. 16
from 6-8 p.m. For more information
call (912) 882-8111.

Revive Nassau service
Gene Knaga of Amelia Island
Ministries will lead a Revive Nassau
Worship Service, an annointed time
of worship, music and prayer Dec. 17
at 7:30 p.m. directly following the
Interfaith Dinner Network's dinner
at the Salvation Army Hope House,
410 S. Date St. All are welcome.

Community meal
For His Glory Community
Outreach Ministries, Inc. along with
other local churches will host a com-


munity meal on Dec. 19 at the MLK
Jr. Recreation Center. For informa-
tion contact Dr. Lois Cook at (904)
624-3501 or allforhisgloryOl@
yahoo.com.
Christmas cantata
S On Dec. 19 at 10 a.m., the
Sanctuary Choir of Amelia Plantation
Chapel will present the Christmas
Cantata entitled "A Christmas Carol
Gallery" by Larry Shackley. The can-
tata will be performed with soloists
and a full orchestra. The orchestra is
made up of professional musicians
from the Jacksonville and
Fernandina Beach community. Call'
the church office at 277-4414 for
more information. Everyone is invit-
ed and a nursery will be provided.
There will be a special
"Candlelight Festival of Lessons &
Carols" presented at the Amelia
Plantation Chapel at 5 p.m.
on Christmas Eve. A nursery will
be provided. Call the church office at
277-4414 for more information. The
public is invited.
Food bank
The Yulee United Methodist
Church Food Bank is available to
anyone in need. New hours are
Tuesday and Wednesdays from 10
a.m. to noon. Any other time please

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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You! ..
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday

904-261-4293
www.stpetersparish.org



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Sunday School ........................................9:30 am
Sunday Worship ..................................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ............................6:1 5 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ......................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nossauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandino Beach, FL 32034
261-4741s
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AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
'W e be ong to a diverse congregation united ourfaith in
| Jesus Christ, conunittedto worship the Living godand
to study tilhe ord, so that we miay witness
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THIRD SUNDAY IN ADVENT
December 12th
Message: "Waiting To Cross Over"
SUNDAY SCHEDULE
9:15 ....................Classic Worship
10:300 ................Bible Study of "Mark"
11:15 .................Celebration Worship
(Casual: Kids Sunday School available)
Nursery Available for both Services
The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation 36 Bowman Road
An Interdenominational Community Church
(904) 277- 4414 www.ameliachapel.com


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CHURCH OF CHRIST
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BAPTIST CHURCH
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
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With the Desire to be in the
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Sunday New Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Warship 10:30 am. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.
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(904)432-8118 904-507-9004
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Our province is a founding member of the
Anglican Clurch of North America
As Anglicans we believe:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God
In God the Father who created us
In Jesus Christ His Son who sated us
In the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us
As Anglicans we worship using the traditional Litury in the
1928 Bookof Common Prayer,
Affirming the Nicene and the Apostles's Creed
Sunday Services
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Children's Programs Bible Study &Craftils
Rev ). Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
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In the heart of
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9 N. 6h Street
Dr. Holton Seigling
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
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261-3837
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Rev. Brian Eburn Pastor
Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 530 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8:00 & 10.:00 am & 12 Nooon
Daily Mass- 8:30 am Mon., Wed.. Thurs & Fri.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm: Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish OfIice: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566,
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Innovative Style, Contempomry Music,
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Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd
Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
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96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
S Nursery Provided
Bus Ministry Available
www.blackrockbaptist.com


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


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METHODIST
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Wednesday Study 6:30PM


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"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor: Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training .......... .6:00P.M.
Evening Worship............. 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
EVERYONE WELCOME
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Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
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Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All Services
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Traditional Worship: 9AM
Sunday School: 1OAM
PraIse Worship: 11AM
Nursery provided at all services
Rev. Ida Iverson, Pastor
2600 Atlantic Avenue -Fernandina Beach
261-6306
www.popicamelia.org


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96o0-4 Chester Road in Yulee
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AROUND SCHOOL


CLAss NOTES


Polar Express 2010
The Friends of the
Fernandina Beach branch
library, 25 N. Fourth St., invite
you for a day of holiday fun
aboard the Polar Express 2010
trolley to visit the library, the
Train Depot, City Hall, the
Amelia Island Museum of
History and Amelia
Community Theatre Dec. 11
from 1-4 p.m. Hear stories and
visit with Santa. Crafts and
refreshments will be available
while supplies last Free tick-
ets are available now at the
library. For information call
277-7365. Visit www.nas-
saureads.com. The library
also is accepting toy donations
to make the holiday special for
those in our community who
are in need.
Art for Two
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens is hosting a
morning of fun for children
ages 3 to 5 and their favorite
adult on Dec. 11 from 10:30
a.m.-noon, 829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville.
Participants of Art for Two:
Hats Off will spend time
together exploring the gal-
leries, art making and time in
Art Connections. Students will
create a paper hat based on a
hat they find in a portrait in
the galleries.
Cost is $10 per pair, per
class for members and $15 for
non-members. Pre-registra-
tion is required. Call Art Con-
nections at (904) 355-0631.
Supplies giveaway
School House Supplies
announces its nextfreegive-
away for Nassau County
teachers and paraprofesion-
als from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 13. You
may fill three bags with sup-
plies for your classroom.
Bring your own or the store
can supply them. (No rolling
bags, please).
School House Supplies is
located at ARC Nassau, 86051
Hamilton St., off US 17 in
Yulee. For information, call
Angie Brown at 225-9355.
Please bring ID showing.you
are an educator.
SAC meeting
The regular School
Advisory Council meeting at
Southside Elementary, 1112
Jasmine St., will be held in the
library on Dec. 14 at 2.30 p.m
Parents and the community
are invited to attend. For infor-
mation call,491-7941.
TeenCourt
Nassau County Teeri Court
will be held Dec. 14 at the
Nassau County Judicial
Annex, 76347 Veteran, Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate. 'hose
wishing to be on the volunteer
jury or act as attorneys, court
clerks and bailiffs can sign up
through their school guidance
offices or by attending court
and signing up then. To partic-
ipate as an attorney, see
Coordinator Charles Griffin,
who assigns the positions.
Volunteers need to arrive
between 5:30 and 6 p.m. For
information call 548-4600.
Dance party
The Ballroom Youth
Academy will host a
Christmas dance party on
Dec. 17 from 7-10 p.m:at the
Peck Center auditorium. Cost


is $10 for adults, children
admitted free. Proceeds will
benefit the academy, which
offers free dance classes to
the youth of Amelia Island and
Yulee. For information call
Felix Solis at (904) 707-6762.
Holiday luncheon
The Nassau County
Retired Educators Association
invites all retired educators to
its Annual Holiday Luncheon
to be held Dec. 16 at the Yulee
Full Service School beginning
at 11:30 a.m. A student ensem-
ble from St. Michael's
Academy will perform selec-
tions from their musical,
"Christmas Hang-Ups," under
the direction of their instruc-
tor, Katie Rewa. For informa-
tion call Stephanie Manwell at
310-6010.
Children's art
The Island Art Association
is offering Children's Art
(ages 6-9) from 10-11 a.m. and
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec. 18.
Please register at the
gallery, 18 N. Second St. The
classes are free, thanks to
grants from the Plantation
Ladies Association and the
Woodcock Foundation of
Jacksonville. Call 261-7020 or
visit www.islandart.org.
Art adventures
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, is hosting a
morning of fun for children
ages 6 to 12 Dec. 18 from
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Partici-
pants of Art Adventures: Hats
Off! will spend time together
exploring the galleries and art
making and time in Art
Connections. Students will
create a paper hat based on a
hat they find in a portrait in
the Galleries.
Attendees will tour the per-
manent collection of The
Cummer and be inspired by
the beautiful portraits and
works of art found in the
American and European col-
lections.
Cost is $10 per class for
members and $15 for non-
members. Preiregi tration- is,
required. Call Art Connect-
ions at (904) 355-0630.
Book fest scholarship
The deadline to apply for
the Christa Powell Walley
Scholarship, presented by the
Amelia Island Book Festival,
is Dec. 31. The scholarship,
worth $2,000, is open to
school seniors, undergraduate
and graduate college students
with ties to Nassau County
and is dedicated to encourag-
ing writers in their pursuit of a
literary career. Visit ameliais-
landbookfestival.com to apply,
or write to info@ameliaisland-
bookfestival.com.
Poster contest
ACT's annual high school
student poster design contest
runs through Jan. 31. The
goal is to encourage others to
plan and prepare for college.
Winners will be selected
based on creativity, visual
appeal and overall impact
Participants must be U.S.
high school students who plan
to apply for 2011 or 2012 col-
lege admission to a U.S. two-
year or four-year institution.
The winner will receive a
$5,000 scholarship.
The official entry formt and
poster must be postmarked by
Jan. 31. Visit actstudent.org/
postercontest.


French immersion day
FILENEF (Foreign Language
Educators of Northeast Florida) spon-
sored a French Cultural Immersion
Day at Mandarin High School last
month. Students from several schools
participated in cultural activities like a
French dessert-making competition, a
"Why choose French?" poster compe-
tition, playing petanque, making
minusic videos of new versions of the
French national anthem, and more.
Students of all levels of French study
endeavored to speak French all day.
At left, front row from left, are West
Nassau High School students Brittiany
Light, Morgan Saylor, Ryan Mowl and
April Carroll. Back row are Sophia
Retchless, Rachel Hendrix, Sarah
(Goss and Zana Humphries. Not pic-
tured is Trevor Mead.
Morgan Saylor won first place in
the "Why choose French?" poster
competition and Rachel Hendrix and
.April Carroll both won first place in
the French dessert competition.
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Warm welcome for soldiers
The students of St. Michael Academy decorated gift bags, made thank you cards and filled the bags with collected
treats and items needed by the soldiers returning to Fort Stewart, above right. The younger students did the deco-
rating and the older students prepared the bags for delivery. The gift bags and thank you notes will be put in the
barracks to welcome approximately 1,000 soldiers returning from Afghanistan, and to thank the men and women
for their service to our country. Jo Pimentel, above left, collected the bags from St. Michael Academy and will be
transporting them to the base.


Dictionaries
for students
Recently, 26 members of
the Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club successfully
delivered 867 dictionar-
ies to all eight public
and private elementary
schools in Nassau
County. The recipients
were local third grade
students. While deliver-
ing the books, Rotary
Club members discuss-
ed the importance-of
dictionaries in improving
the students' school
work, vocabulary and
spelling and how they
can use them for the rest
of their lives. Judging by
the many "thank you"
notes received by the
club, the students thor-.
oughly enjoyed receiving
the books. Some of the
comments received
were: "I can now learn
new words that I did not
know before;" "I can
find out what words
mean;" and "I can look
up words that I did not
know how to spell or
know their definition."
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Tuesday and Wednesday each
week. Grab your mittens and
flip flops and enjoy some off-
the-wall fun. Kids will cele-
brate the winter season in a
wacky kind of way.
Highlights include: Mele
Kalikamaka Monday, Beach
Blanket Bingo, beachcombing
and Dairy Queen for
Blizzards, Super Bowl Beach
Bash and more.
Registration is free. Cost is
$25 per day, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at
the YMCA Atlantic Kid's
Campus (Fernandina),YMCA
Yulee Kid's-Campus (Yulee
area) or Callahan Elementary
Pryme Time (West Side).
Stop by the McArthur
Family YMCA, 1915 Citrona
Drive, Fernandina Beach, or
call Jen Stallings at 261-1080,
e-mail jstallings@firstcoastym-
ca.org or visit
FirstCoastYMCA.org.
Science camp
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, the Museum
of Science and History and
the Jacksonville Zoo &
Gardens have partnered to
offer an enriching and unique
Holiday Camp experience for
children ages 8-11, Dec. 20-22
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.
The shared theme is sci-
ence investigations that
involve students in the science
used every day to unravel
mysteries in the art world, the
animal world and the field of
archeology/paleontology
Students will spend each day
at a different location: Dec. 20,
The Cummer, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville: Cummer
Art Detectives; Dec. 21,
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens,
370 Zoo Parkway: Wildlife
Scene Investigators (WSI);
and Dec. 22, MOSH, 1025
Museum Circle, Jacksonville:
Dirt Detectives. Extended
care is available as follows:
Monday: The Cummer, 8 a.m.-
5 p.m.: Tuesday: Jacksonville
Zoo, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and
Wednesday: MOSH 7:30
a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost is $105 per student for .
members and $120 for non-
members. Extended care is an
additional $10 per dlay per stu-
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NOTES Continued from 9A
call for an appointment, 225-
5381. Tlhe church is located
at 8600)3 Chrliiistian Way
Food co-op
The Angel Food Ministry
Food Co-op at the Church of
Christ, corner of 14th and
Jasmine streets, offers quali-
ty food at bargain prices. The
monthly food box is $31 and
the monthly fruit and veg-
etable box is $23. There is
also a $41 box with 10
entrees. Food stamps are
accepted. Anyone, regardless
of income, may participate.
For details call 261-9760.
Man to man
The Greater Outreach
Center, 929 South 14th St.,
offers a Man-to-Man
Program from 10 a.nm.-3 p.m.
on Saturday, sponsored by
the Greater Fernandina
Beach Church of God, J.M.
Richo, pastor, Associate
Pastor Mike Johnson.
Gospel study
A study of the Gospel of
the Kingdom is held at 10:30


a.m. every Thursday at the
Greater Outreach Center,
929 South 14th St., spon-
sored by the Greater
Fernandina Beach Church of
God, J.M. Richo, pastor.
Dinner network
The Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau
County's Yulee Interfaith
Dinner Network serves
meals to the homeless and
others in need every
Tuesday and Thursday from
5-7 p.m. at the old Yulee
Middle School, corner of US
17 and Pages Dairy Road.
For more information call
277-3950.
Donations needed
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a non-profit organization
that is reaching out to needy
families in the local commu-
nity. It accepts tax-deductible
donations to help local needs.
Your items may be given to a
family in need or liquidated
to supply food, clothes, furni-
ture, etc. Call 225-0963 to
schedule your items to be
picked up. Donations are tax-
deductible.


'DivorceCare'
Amelia Baptist Church
offers a divorce recovery
support group, DivorceCare,
a 13-week support group and
seminar for people in Nassau
County experiencing separa-
tion and divorce. Each ses-
sion features videotapes with
nationally recognized experts
on divorce and recovery top-
ics and an opportunity for
group discussion. This is a
nondenominational group
open to all. The church is
located at 961167 Buccaneer
Trail, Fernandina Beach. Call
261-9527 for information.
Moms meet
Mom to Mom meets from
9:15-11:30 a.m. the first and
third Wednesday of each
month at The Journey
Church to fellowship, learn
and pray together. Mom to
Mom is a place for all moms
to find encouragement, sup-
port and friendship. To learn
more visit them on Facebook
- Momtomom Amelia or
momtomom@thejourneyfam-
ily.com. Free childcare pro-
vided.


Presents For Patients'
Shannon Nicole Philo is a high school sen-
ior in Fernandina Beach who has been home
schooled for the past four years, which has
allowed her to be active in community service.
This Christmas she is organizing a community
gift drive for the patients of the Wolfson
Children's Hospital in downtown Jacksonville,
called Presents For Patients. She will be col-
lecting gifts through Dec. 23 and will have a
drop-off day at 1652 Blue Heron Lane on Dec.
18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Anyone interested in
donating may contact her directly at (802) 578-
1228 or by email at Shannonnpl8@aol.com.
Save a pet
Nassau County Animal Services has the
ideal gift for those on your list that have every-
thing or even for that Christmas gift
exchange at work. Buy a $15 card in honor of
a friend or family member that will put a pet on
the RAIN Train. Every card purchased saves a
pet's life. Rescuing Animals In Nassau and
Nassau County Animal Services are working
together to transport shelter pets from our
county to Humane Societies and SPCAs with
higher adoption rates. These reputable receiv-
ing shelters have mandatory spay/neuter laws
and strict adoption protocols and they are
either no-kill or low-kill. Cards may be pur-


chased at Nassau County Animal Services
located off ALA across from Target, beside the
DMV. Or call Carol at 491-7440.
Campaign ofCaring
The Council on Aging of Nassau County
has established a new online donation pro-
gram that debuts this holiday season: The
"Campaign of Caring." Families can "adopt" an
anonymous senior, gifting them with what
they need most. Contributions may provide
life-sustaining trips for kidney dialysis, nutri-
tional needs through Meals-on-Wheels, in-
home caregivers, activities in one of COA's
senior centers, or even adult daycare.
Donations may be made at http://coanas-
sau.com/donate. Or call Marla McDaniel,
COA development manager, at 335-0335.
Kittywish tree
The Wish Tree at Cats Angels, 709 S.
Eighth St., is up and loaded with wish cards
from its kitties. There's a wide array of wishes
this year from cat food to spay/neuters, cat
toys and adoptions. Please stop by and make a
wish come true. The Cats Angels Thrift Store
is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-5
p.m. Take a look at the bargains in the
Christmas Shop on seasonal decorations and
gift items. Cats Angels is a 501c3 charity and
proceeds benefit its spay/neuter program.


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12A


HORNET GRAPPLERS


Yulee and West Nassau's
high school wrestling
teams went head-to-head
Nov. 30 in Yulee. West
Nassau edged the
Hornhet grapplers 46-45.
Pictured, clockwise from
top left: Abe Gingery,
Johnny Shepard, Allen
Anderson, Mike Jaques
and Matt Sweetman.
Sweetman, Shepard,
Devon Brown and
Chance Cook had wins.
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES
NEWS-LEADER


-~IBssllll~Bsar~lPIL- --I~~LP


A limited number of club
seats have been released by the
University of Michigan for the
Jan. 1 Gator Bowl game featur-
ing Mississippi State and
Michigan. The tickets will be
available today and may be pur-


chased at www.gatorbowl.com.
The University of Michigan
also has a few remaining tickets
in other areas, which can be
purchased directly from the
school at (866) 296-6849 dr
online at www.mgoblue.com.


PIRATES VS. HORNETS,


PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Yulee hosted Femrnandina Beach in middle school basketball matchups Tuesday. The varsity boys played in front of the YMS student body. Yulee won 40-28. "Yulee played very
well against us," FBMS coach Raleigh Green said. "They definitely earned the win." Pictured, from left: FBlMS's Jacob Spence is blocked by Yulee's Hunter Gordon; Tyberias
Wilson is sandwiched between Pirates Chachi Moses and Casey Walker as the trio battle for a loose ball; Yulee's Jamal Benjam shoots while FBMS's John Zimmerman tries to
block the shot. Calvin Logan led FBMS with nine points, eight rebounds, three steals and as many blocks. Moses had eight points, four rebounds, three steals; Will Mitchell
three points, six rebounds, two steals; Walker, two points, five rebounds, three steals. The night before, FBMS defeated Baker County 34-32. Justin Going led the way with 14
points, two assists and two steals. Logan had 16 rebounds and four steals. Jason Ohlendorf had five points and rebounds; Adrian Akins had five points, three rebounds, two
steals, two assists. Walker had eight rebounds. FBMS travels to Hilliard today and hosts Yulee Monday.


Driver sets course record in Reindeer Run


ED HARDEE
FortheNews-Leader
Runners returning from lay-
offs earned some holiday cheer in
the seventh annual Reindeer Run
5K/10K Saturday Hundreds of
runners from throughout the area
took part in the race, which fea-
tured clear skies, a bit of chill in
the air and a scenic course
through Fort Clinch State Park.
Mitchell Driver, a 22-year-old
Texas state champion runner who
now lives in St. George, Ga., led
the 10K field in 34:57. Driver had
returned to training just a week
earlier after a rude introduction to
Florida beach racing at the five-
mile Carrabba's Summer Beach
Run last August.
My knees swelled up and I
stopped running for four months,"
he said. "That sand just killed
me.
Told that his run Saturday set
a Reindeer Run course record,


Driver said, 'That is sweet. It
gives me a little more confidence
in my training." As for the course
itself, he said, "It was amazing.
Right before the three-mile mark
for the turnaround, I saw a deer
cross in front of me. I thought,
That's so cool.' I really loved that
course."
Also returning to winning form
was the defending women's
champ from the 2009 Reindeer
Run 5K, 33-year-old Tiffany
Beechy of Yulee. Illness had
forced her to take several months
off from racing, but she crossed
the finish line Saturday in 18:30,
second overall behind men's win-
ner Doug Holmes of New
Orleans. Holmes, a 43-year-old
masters runner, clocked 18:08.
A second-overall finish by a
female runner is quite an achieve-
ment, but Beechy said jokingly
she was slightly "irked" that she
wasn't first as she was in the
2009 Turtle Trot 5K.


PHOTOS BY BILL r)DICKSON/SPECIAL
Mitchell Driver, left, set a 10 OK course record. Susan Roche was
the grandmasters women's winner.


"But there's always something
to aspire to, right?" she added
with a smile in her voice.
The 10K women's winner, Allie


Norman, 25, of Jacksonville, said
she took advantage of her training
RUN Continued on 14A


a JAGUAR UPDATE:

W Jags-Raiders
LAST GAME: The Jaguars have won four of
the last five games, including a 17-6 victory
Sunday at division rival Tennessee. The
Jaguars compiled a season-high 258 yards'
on a franchise-record 53 rushes and held the
Titans without a touchdown. Maurice Jones-
Drew recorded his fifth straight 100-yard
rushing game as he registered a career-high
186 yards on the ground.
NEXT UP: The Jaguars (7-5) return home
after back-tb-back road games to host the -
Oakland Raiders Sunday at EverBank Field:
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. The Jaguars lead the
series 3-1.
STILL TIED FOR FIRST: With a 7-5 record,
Sthe Jaguars are in first place in the AFC
South the latest in a season since 1999.
RADIO/TV: The game will be broadcast
regionally on CBS and locally on WTEV
CBS47. Games are broadcast on Jaguars
Radio Network stations WOKV AM and FM:
(690 and 106.5).
WEBSITE: www.jaguars.com.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER10.2010
NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA

v HIGH SCHOOLS




Pirates still




undefeated

BETH JONES ter job of boxing out when we
News-Leader play a bigger team like Ribault.
"I thought we did a good job
The Pirates continued their of spreading the ball around,
wining streak this week. The but we still had too many
Fernandina Beach High School turnovers and our half court
boys soccer team tied Keystone offense needs some work."
Heights 2-2 Monday and shut John Hall led the Hornets
out Bishop Snyder 3-0 Tuesday. with 13 points. Derrick Peter-
.The junior varsity Pirates son scored 11 points. Kelvin
are also undefeated this sea- Rainey,Travis Greenaway arid
son. They beat Bishbp Snyder Darius Calhoun chipped in nine
2-1 Tuesday. apiece. Calhoun's came via a
Both teams are-'at home trio of three-pointers.
tonight. The JV Pirates hidst- Yulee plays tonight at Ferti-
Creekside at 5:30 p.m. and the andina Beach. The junior vat-
varsity Pirates take th field at' sity game is slated for 6 p.ri.
7:20 p.m. afind the varsity tilt is at 7:30
The Pirates are back home p.m.
Tuesday with Stanton. Just the o The Yulee High School
varsity plays and kickoff is set girls basketball team beat Epis-
for 7:20 p.m. copal 47-24 Tuesday.
The Yulee Hornets lost to Candace Bass led the Lady
Ribault 68-54 Tuesday. 4Hrnets with 11 points. Kelssie
"We gave Ribault .a, bunch .McManus, Hannah Jennings
of second- and third-chaQce -id Victoria Lockett scored
shots off of rebounds," .said'' eight points apiece. Bass also
Jonathan Ball, head boys bas-f had six boards.
ketball coach at Yulee Thglj The Lady Hornets are 2-5
School. "We've got todo abbrt-. 6'erall and 2-3 in the district.'


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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 10, 2010 SPORTS News-Leader


SPORTS SHORTS


Boston buttsforsa*
The Femandina Beach High School base-
ball team is holding its annual fundraiser this
month. The team is selling Boston butts,
approximately 7-8 pounds, seasoned and
slow cooked at the field and ready to eat New
Year's Eve. The butts can be picked up Dec.
31 between 8 a.m. and noon at the field on
Hickory Street between South 14th Street and
Citrona Drive.
Cost is a $25 donation and checks may be
made out to "The PIrate Dugout Club." For
information, contact Coach Tony Crawford at
557-8350.

Sign up for Yulee Uttle League
Yulee Little League will hold registration for
the spring season, starting in January. Sign
up from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8, Jan. 15, Jan.
22 and Jan. 29 at the ballpark at the Yulee
Sports Complex on Goodbread Road.
Registration will also be held from 4:30-6:30
p.m. Jan. 31 through Feb. 4 at the ballpark.
SPotential players must bring birth certifi-
.cate and two forms of proof of residency while
registering. Tryouts are scheduled for Feb. 4-
:5 and opening day is slated for March 5.
For information on registration, email
rllyulee@aol.com.

Santa'sOwn shoots
Amelia Shotgun Sports will host two tour-
,naments Dec. 19 at 83600 Hot Shot Trail in
Yulee. Register from 8-9:55 a.m. for the mom-
ing shoot and from 1-2:30 p.m. for the after-
noon shoot. Fees are $60; $45 for juniors.
Warm-ups are $5. Call 548-9818 or email
,clyde@ameliashotgunsports.com.

TIyoutfortheSihati
The Jacksonville Sharks announce the
team will hold open player tryouts Dec. 12
,'from 8 a.m. to noon at Plantation Park.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the workout
beginning promptly at 9 a.m. Plantation Park
is located at 3960 Racetrack Road in St.
'Johns County. All participants must be 18
years of age or older. Bring a completed try-
out packet found at jaxsharks.com along with
$80 cash, money order or credit card (checks
-will not be accepted).
The tryouts will be a combination of drills,
including the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle
and various position-specific drills. The coach-
ing staff will be evaluating each potential
Shark during the exercises.
Participants will receive a T-shirt to wear
.'during the tryout. The tryout will be conducted
on grass, so participants are encouraged to
wear appropriate footwear. Bring plenty of
water, as it will not be provided. A trainer will
be on hand for emergencies only, not for play-
er taping. There is no full-contact, so no need
for shoulder pads or helmets. Kickers will not
-be evaluated during this tryout.
The Jacksonville Sharks are members of
the Arena Football League. The reigning
South Division champions play all home
Games on Sea Best Field at mte Jacksonville
-Veterans Memorial Arena. The Sharks return
Zto action March 12 in Arizona to battle the
IRattlers. The Sharks are home March 18
against division foe Georgia Force.
Season tickets for the are now available.
To reserve season or group tickets or for infor-
pmation call (904) 621-0700.

Saillhglubmeets
The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club. Social
hour at 6:30 p.m; meeting at 7:30 p.m. Call
Commodore Joe Bowen at 277-1614 or visit
www.ameliaislandsailing.org.

Riununderthelights
The Amelia Island Runners club offers free
weeklyly runs and walks under the lights at the
Fernandina Beach High School track through
January. All are open to the public and all run-
ners and walkers are invited, regardless of
.pace, age or ability.
Free water and Gatorade will be available
,.:long with free expert coaching advice from
nationally-known running coach Roy Benson
,.and St. Michael Academy cross country
_:oach Bill. Beaumont.
SMost of the runs will be on Wednesday
ights. In weeks when the football field is
being used for soccer matches, the runs will
Ebe on other nights. All will be from 6-7 p.m.
i The lighted track runs are being offered in
cooperation with the Nassau County school
system as a service to local runners and walk-
ers. Amelia Island Runners is paying for elec-
tricity use and related costs.
Following is the tentative schedule for
runs/walks under the lights, with each session
planned for 6 p.m. to approximately 7 p.m.,
weather permitting; the dates are subject to
last-minute change and updated dates will be
posted weekly on the AIR website
AmelialslandRunners.com:- Dec. 15, Dec. 22,
Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 20 and Jan. 26.

Registerfor soccer
Registration for the 2011 spring season for
Amelia Island Youth Soccer is open. Visit
www.aiysoccer.com or call Ronee at 277-
1208. Season runs March 11 through May 22.

JoinTeam Nirvana
Team Nirvana trains Saturdays at Main
Beach for the 26.2 with Donna marathon for
breast cancer Feb. 13. This will be the fourth
season Team Nirvana has participated in this
event. Training is free. All ages and genders
are welcome. Call Liz Kawecki at 415-YOGA


(9642).

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

Gator Bowl tickets on sale
Tickets to the Jan. 1, 2011 Gator Bowl are
now on sale. The 66th Annual Gator Bowl will
be played Jan. 1 and marks the return of two
of the nation's strongest conferences, the


Southeastern Conference and the Big Ten
Conference, vying for the Gator Bowl crown.
The game will kick off at 1:30 p.m. and will be
televised nationally on ESPN2.
Ticket prices for the Gator Bowl are $80 for
VIP seats and $60 for stadium seats. Club
seats are sold out. Tickets are available for
purchase through Ticketmaster at (904) 353-
3309 or online at www.ticketmaster.com or
www.gatorbowl.com.
"The Patch," the official membership pro-
gram of the Gator Bowl Association, also
kicked off its 2010 season. This year's "The
Patch" benefit partners include Adventure
Landing, Bono's, Dave and Buster's,
Domino's Pizza, Sneakers Sports Grille, The
Golf Club at Fleming Island, Windsor Parke
Golf Club and the Champions Club at
Julington Creek, McAlister's Deli and
McDonald's. For the complete list of benefits
visit gatorbowl.com. "The Patch" can be pur-
chased for $5 at both Sneakers Sports Grille
locations and online at gatorbowl.com.

Globeroers sop in Jacksoinvlle
Hot on the heels of the most successful
year in franchise history, the legendary
Hariem Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th
consecutive season when their dazzling 2011
"4 Times the Fun" World Tour stops in
Jacksonville, showcasing the wholesome
family entertainment that has provided lifetime
memories for generations of fans.
The Harlem Globetrotters will take the
court at Veterans Memorial Arena on March
11 at 7 p.m. Tickets, starting at $15, are on
sale now at www.ticketmaster.com, the
Veterans Memorial Arena box office or by
phone at (800) 745-3000. Information on
group and scout tickets can also be found at-
www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
"Our 85th season promises to be a land-
mark year, with never before seen innovatironsi,
in the game," says Michael Kenney, the
Globetrotters' senior vice president, live event
marketing. "You'll want to get your tickets nw;
to witness firsthand what we have in store for
our wonderful fans around the world."
The North American leg of the tour will tip-
off Dec. 26 and runs until mid-April. The team
will play over 270 games in more than 220
cities in 45 states and six Canadian
provinces. The Original Harlem Globetrotters
have played in 120 countries and territories.
on six continents, entertaining more than 132'
million fans and breaking down barriers
between cultures, societies and people from
all walks of life, earning induction into the
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
For the latest news and information about
the Harlem Globetrotters and to purchase
team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' offi-
cial website, www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

New5Kadventuremrace
Rugged Races is hosting a 5K adventure
race with an after party featuring live music
and other entertainment at the Bostwick
Creek Motocross track in Green Cove Springs
Feb. 26. The race expects to draw 5,000 rac-
ers and 5,000 spectators.
Rugged Races, a company started by
Massachusetts native Brad Scudder, is host-
ing its first Florida event at,the Bostwick
Creek Motocross track located at 1350
Sungarden Road in Green Cove Springs.
Registered runners will complete a 5K course
designed with the assistance of Navy SEALs.
The course will feature loops through the
woods and obstacles such as barbed wire,
tunnels, mud pits, pools of water, barricades,
cargo nets, swinging pendulums and a variety
of other obstacles. Participants are encour-
aged to form teams and wear costumes with
awards going to the top overall finisher, top
three female and male finishers, the top racer
over 55 and the top racer under 18.
Registration for this event is expected to
reach capacity. Visit www.ruggedmaniac.com.
The. inaugural event was held Oct. 2 in
. Soufhwick, Mass., and attracted more than
2,500 runners.
The Florida event kicks off the nationwide
expansion of the Rugged Maniac 5K, with
planned races in Charleston, S.C., North
Carolina and Virginia. Contact Brad Scudder
or Kristen Greenbaum at (413) 522-0602 or
(413) 768-0366.

Beanumpire
Baseball and softball umpires may join the
fastest growing umpires association in
Northeast Florida, the River City Umpires
Association. River City Umpires is currently
recruiting men and women to officiate base-
ball and softball. If you live or work in Baker,
Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St. Johns and
Nassau counties, call Terry Padgett at (904)
879-6442 or visit www.rivercityumps.com.

Spotis association
Nassau County Sports Association meets
at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday at the county build-
ing, Yulee. Call 261-1075 or 277-1609 for
information.

Baseball school
Local baseball coach Shelly Hall is offering
baseball lessons through his new school. For
information, contact him at 583-0377.

Fitness programs
YYoga, Inc., Gateway To Amelia, 961687
Gateway Blvd., Suite 201E, 415-9642,
www.yyoga.com.
Sol Pedal Cycling Studio, 708 South
Eighth St., 753-3172, www.solpedal.com.


Anytime Fitness, 463646 SR 200 Suite 4,
Yulee, 225-8400, www.anytimefitness. com.
Club 14 Fitness, 1114 South 14th St.,
www.clubl4fitness.com.
Amelia Island Personal Fitness, Amelia
Parkway Medical Plaza, 2416 Lynndale Road,
Suite 100, 261-0698.
The McArthur Family YMCA, 1915 Ci-
trona Drive, 261-1080, www.firstcoastymca.
org. Programs are also offered in Yulee (call
225-2550) and Hilliard (call (904) 845-2733).
Go Yoga, 708 South Eighth St., (904)
335-0539, goyogainc.com.
To submit an item for this column, contact
Beth Jones at 261-3696 or e-mail to
bjones@fbnewsleader.com.


S, ; SPECIALPHOTOS
Mutt Daniel harvested this five-year-old, eight-point buck that weighed 205 pounds
field dressed during a recent Georgia deer hunt.



Fisher kills his first deer


L ocal outdoorsman
Mutt Daniel recently
participated in a
Georgia deer hunt
with wife Robyn and sons:..
Hunter and Fisher. During
the first
morning of
the hunt,
Fisher
Daniel had'
sent his
father stext,
saying he
had shot a
d m nice eight-
th THE point buck.
N THid. A "I texted
WATER Fisher back-
and told him
TERRY not to get out
LACOSs of the stand,
F it would be
easier if he
stayed in the stand and direct-
ed me to where he thought
the buck had run off to," Mutt
Daniel said. "As I began to
track Fisher's deert, Fisher
guided, me to a tall tree line
where I soon discovered
Fisher's big eight-point buck
lying in a small clearing. It
was Fisher's first buck."
Hunting conditions were
perfect for Daniel to return to
deer hunt with Bob Way on
Nov. 17. The hunt once again
took place on Cole
Woodruff's 3,500-acre tract of
land at the Okmulgee River,
including three miles on the
riverfront.
"During the last few min-
utes of light, I saw a big eight-
point buck step out of the
river bottom," Daniel said. "I
texted Bob that a big eight-
point buck with a tall rack
was near the tree line, could I
shoot? Bob texted back 'yes,'
but the buck had disappeared
back in woods.


"Just before dark I thought
I saw movement with my
binoculars; it was that big
buck. Ifound him in my
scope and shot, he dropped in
his tracks. At the taxidermist
he scored 135 inches, was 4
1/2 years old, weighed 205
pounds field dressed and is
my biggest to date.
"My sons can't wait to get
back up there next winter; I
owe those Georgia boys a
couple of fishingtrips first"
Georgia's gun season runs
through Jan. 15, while
Florida's Zone-C gun season
runs through Jan. 23.
Looks like Saturday will be
the best day this weekend for
fishing, both in the backwa-
ters and offshore. Saturday
winds are predicted to blow
from 5-15 knots from the
southeast, while Sunday
winds could blow up to 40
mph.
Sea trout fishermen will
enjoy a perfect tide Saturday
with a flood tide arriving at
11:57 a.m. at the mouth of the
Amelia River.
Trout fishing has been
excellent in Egans Creek and
the Nassau Sound at the
southwest corner of the
George Crady fishing pier.


W 'David
Hagin Sr. is
pictured
with his
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SNassau
River
striped
bass.


Trout fishermen are report-
ing catching their limit of five
sea trout with some of the
specks measuring to 20 inch-
es. Sea trout must measure at
least 15 inches in overall
length. *
Offshore fishermen
should enjoy good catches of
grouper, sea bass, flounder
and triggerfish at FA and the
Schultz's Live Bottom.
Kingfish may show up at FA,
HH or AH live bottoms as
they migrate south.
The middle reaches of the
Nassau and St. Marys river
systems should produce a
grab bag catch of stripers, sea
trout, redfish and largemouth
bass. Cast small minnow-type
plugs like the Rapala or led
head jigs rigged with root
beer-colored plastic tails.
Look for a complete out-
doorsman Christmas gift list
in next week's News-Leader
outdoor article.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches.
Email photos to bones@
fbnewsleadercom, mail them
to PO. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop
them by the office at 511 Ash
St. in Fernandina Beach.


Shelly wins at Pinehurst; Miami's next


Jacqueline Shelly of
Fernandina Beach won the
Carolina Classic at Mid Pines
Golf Resort last weekend. She
fired an opening round of 75
and closed with a 78 on
Sunday to win the junior girls
division by nine shots.
Shelly heads to Miami
later this month to compete in.
the Doral Publix Junior
Championships and the Dixie
Amateur.

Kwanismty oumey
The 2010 Fernandina


Shelly


Beach Kiwanis Club Charity
Golf Tournament will be held
Dec. 15 at the Golf Club of
Amelia Island. The field is
limited to the first 80 players.
Shotgun.start is at noon.
Format is captain's choice.
Fee is $100 per person and
includes golf cart, green fees,
prizes and buffet dinner after
play. Deadline is today. Pick a
team or be placed on a four-
some. Sponsorships are $100-
300.
Contact Mike Pallen at
277-4498 or michael
apallen@gmail.com.


RECREATION ROUNDUP


The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfIl.
us) offers:
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non-
city).
Open basketball is Mon-
days and Wednesdays from
11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thurs-
days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and Saturdays and Sundays
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck
Gym, based on availability.
*,Bah Humbug! one-pitch.
softball tournament is Dec. 18
at the Ybor Alvarez softball
fields with men's and co-ed
divisions. Tournament will
abide by USSSA rules. There
is a 45-minute time limit and a
six home run limit for men,
three for co-ed. Teams will
supply their own USSSA 12-
inch classic M softballs.


Prizes for first through third
place in each division. Team
fee is $210'. First 12 teams to
register in each division by
Dec. 15 eligible. Softballs will
be available for purchase at
the tournament. For rules,
registration locations and
information, contact Jason at
277-7256 or jbrown@fbfl.org.
Winter Challenge co-ed
softball tournament Jan. 29 at
the Ybor Alvarez fields on
Bailey Road. Open to city of
Fernandina Beach co-ed
league teams and prospective
teams for the spring 2011
season. Format will depend
on the number of teams regis-
tered by the Jan. 25 deadline.
Winner receives half-price
team registration for spring.
Runner-up will also be award-
ed. Team fee is $10. For infor-
mation contact Jason at 277-
7256, email jbrown@fbfl.org
or visit www.leaguelineup.


com/fbflsoftball.
Register for adult basket-
ball through Jan. 5 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Team fee is $400 and
due.Jan. 5. Games are played
on Monday and Thursday
nights with possibly some on
Wednesday at Peck Gym
beginning Jan. 10. Each team
must have matching team col-
ors. Contact Jay at 277-7350,
ext. 2013, or email jrobert-
son@fbfl.org.
Holiday dodgeball tourna-
ment is Dec. 19 at Peck Gym
for ages 13 and up. Format is
five-on-five, eight-person ros-
ter limit. Register today. Fee is
$50 and due today Games
begin at 9 a.m. Contact Jay at
277-7350, ext. 2013, or email
jrobertson@fbfl.org.
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the Atlan-
tic Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).







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Claus Saturday during the kids fun run of the annual
Reindeer Run.


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for the recent Outback
Distance Classic half-
marathon to lead the
Reindeer 6.2-miler in 40:19.
She now plans a layoff of her
own, but only briefly: "A cou-
ple of weeks off for the holi-
days, and then start all over
again."
The Reindeer Run is pre-
sented annually by the Amelia
Island Runners running club
and benefits the Nassau
County Healthy Start pro-
gram. Children's fun runs
with Santa followed the
5K/10K.
Many runners wore jingle
bells on their shoes, and the
Yulee Middle School
Symphonic Band provided
live music.
'They sounded great,"
Beechy said. "It was fun to
have them there. I appreciate
those young students getting
up early on a Saturday."
"Everybody was into the
Christmas spirit with the bells
and the Christmas outfits,"
said Holmes, the men's 5K
overall winner. "It felt a little
bit like Mardi Gras."
Other winners in the 5K
included a husband-and-wife
team, Greg and Alicia Parker
of Fernandina Beach. Alicia,
49, was the winner in the


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women's masters (age 40 and
older) category with a time of
22:19. Greg, 53, finished in
22:10 and took home the
grandmasters (age 50 and
over) plaque.
Men's masters honors
went to frequent winner Bill
Beaumont, 54, of Yulee, who
finished in 19:15. Susan
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winner in 27 flat.
In the 10K, masters win-
ners were George
Barthelmes, 40, of Bryceville
in 39:06, and Sue O'Malley,
50, of Fort Orange, in 42:12.
Grandmasters winners were
Dave Hoock, 54, of Ponte
Vedra Beach in 42:30 anj
Mary Jo Beckstead, 60, of
Fernandina Beach in 48:56.
Among the runners in
Saturday's 5K field was 86- -
year-old Joe Connolly of
Jacksonville, who recently
reached a personal milestone
After decades of running, he
completed his 1,000th race at-
the McKenzie's Run 5K in
Jacksonville Nov. 20.
Prior to that event,
Gonnolly had noted the obser-:
vation that every race is an
adventure, and added: "I've
had a lot of adventures."
Saturday's Reindeer Run
was adventure No. 1,003. "I
enjoyed it," he said.
The club's next race will
be the Pirates on the Run
5K/10K Feb. 5, which fea-
tures across-country seg-
ment through the. Egan.
Creek Greenway. Application
forms are available at
AmelialslandRunners.com,
where complete Reindeer
Run race results and pictures
are also posted.


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10.2010
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA


'Belle of Amherst

Act follows tradition with one-woman play


RYAN SMITI I
News Leader


Theatergoers can spend an
intimate evening with one of
American literature's greatest
poets in "The Belle of Amherst,"
a one-woman show playing
tonight and Saturday at Amelia
Community Theatre. The play,
based on the life and work of
Emily Dickinson, stars ACT vet-
eran Sinda Nichols, under the
direction of fellow ACF alum
Ron Kurtz.
Kurtz said that one-person
shows have deep roots in the
theater.
"It's part of a theatrical tradi-
tion that includes Hal Holbrook
as Mark Twain," he said. "This is
part and parcel of that whole


Ticket informal
"The Belle of Amh
play by William Luce,
tonight and Saturday
Amelia Community T
209 Cedar Sl Femna
Beach.
Tickets are $20 fo
and $1i0 for students
office will be open 11
p m Saiurday and 90C
before curtain For m.
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lons, call 261-6749

evolutionary process."
He added that he h
to be involved in "The
Amherst" for years.
"I read it ages ago


absolutely fell in love with it,
liOfl because I'd always had a great
erst', a admiration for the poetry of
Is Emily Dickinson," he said.
runs The problem, Kurtz said, was
theatre staging the show in a suitable
ndina venue. It was considered as a
production for ACTs main stage,
adu sI but it was decided that the new
The box auditorium was too large for so
h m intimate a show. The older,
am to 1
minutes smaller stage next door, howev-
ore infor- er, was perfect.
SI really wanted to do it, and
serva- Sinda really wanted to do it, and
then we talked to (producer)
Catherine (Henry) and she real-
ly wanted to do it," Kurtz said.
ad wanted "And we thought, 'We can make
Belle of this magic happen."'


and


ACT Continued on 4B


PHOTO BY STEVE LEIMBERG/UNSEENIMA
Sinda Nichols as Emily Dickinson in the one-woman play, "The Belle of
Amherst," at Amelia Community Theatre tonight and Saturday.


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PHOTOS BY MARK LEAPTROT/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
Roger Hawk, as Elvis, was "born to be a musician."
He will play with his new band Dec. 18 at the Doo
Wop Diner in Fernandina Beach.


Veteran musician's latest

incarnation is as Elvis


MARK LEAPTROT
For the News-Leader
Roger Hawk can walk
into any room and, immedi-
ately, even people that are
not Elvis fans will recognize
him as "the King."
Hawk now resides in
Nassau County but was born
in the Ozark hills of south
central Missouri, in the river
town of Tuscumbia, where
he was born to be a musi-
cian. He received his first


guitar at age 7 and learned
to play rhythm. His musical
family encouraged him with
his talents to play and sing,
not only with the family, but
also in church. He continued
to excel at music and started
playing steel guitar at age
12.
Hawk's first professional
exposure was on KRMS
radio in Osage Beach, Mo.,
when he was 13 years old.
HAWK Continued on 4B


Buckle up for 'entertaining ride' at FLT
RYAN SMITH
News Leader


Mistaken identities, half-truths, out-
right lies and confusion abound in "Don't
Dress for Dinner," the comedy opening
Saturday at Fernandina Little Theatre.
"It's a classic farce of mistaken identi-
ty," said director Amelia Hart. "Almost
everyone in the play is pretending to be
somebody else to keep someone else
from finding out what they're really up
to. Into the middle of this walks this cook
who doesn't know anybody, but has to
help keep the intrigue going. It's a lot of
fun. It's fast-paced, it's funny. It's an
entertaining ride."
The play revolves around the roman-
tic peccadilloes of a pair of friends during
a weekend at a country house. Bernard
is trying to get his wife, Jacqueline, out
of the house so he can spend a weekend
with his mistress. Also spending the
weekend is Bernard's oldest friend,
Robert who, unbeknownst to Bernard,
is having an affair with Jacqueline.
Things get even more complicated
when Jacqueline decides to stay for the
weekend as well, atid Robert mistakes


the cook for Bernard's mistress.
Hart said the play immediately
appealed to her.
"I was about five pages into it and had
laughed out loud repeatedly, and I told
the artistic director, 'I'm in,"'" she said. "I
think what's interesting about it is it's a
mix of wordplay and wit and physical


Ruthellen
Mulberg,
left, and
Melinda
Leon in a
scene from
"Don't
Dress for
Dinner,"
which
opens
Saturday at
Fernandina
Little
Theatre.
SUBMITTED
comedy. It does have the classic ele-
ments of farce. There's lots of doors. It
has some groan-worthy puns. It has
some witty byplayand double-entendres.
Then you have just knock-about comedy.
Physical comedy is not as easy as it
appears. Everything.- both wordplay
FLT Continued on 4B


Photo exhibit
Michael Spicer, a local environmental
fine art photographer, will show some of
his latest ---. ----
large for- O
mat photo- *
graphs, I i .
fired into i
metal, at I
an art I ,0
opening at __ .
Eileen's Art and Antique's, 702 Center
St., downtown Fernandina Beach on
Dec. 11 from 5-8 p.m. as part of an
evening of art and festivities with the
Artrageous Art Walk and the Fernandina


Beach lighted Christmas parade.
His most recent works use some of
the latest technology in printing and
-presentation. Printed directly on sheets
of metal as big as 40 by 60 inches, or
larger if desired; the images are then
kiln fired for durability'and preservation.
These large photographs can then be
hung on a wall, eliminating the need for
traditional glass, mats and frame. For
information visit www.michaelspicer.net.
Nouveau art
The Island Art Association's Nouveau
Art & Artrageous Art Walk Reception
will be held Dec. 11 from 5-8 p.m. at the
gallery, 18 N. Second St. The theme of


the show
is "Best
Friends."
It was
juried by
Nofa
art profes-
sor at
Univer-
sity of North Florida. Best of Show went
to Barbara Fuller for her watercolor,
"Ladies of the Club," above. First place
went to Susan Sellner; second place to
Dionisio Rodriquiz; and third place to
Diane Hamburg. Call 261-7020 or visit
www.islandart.org.


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LIGHTED PARADE
The Lighted Holiday Land Parade will begin at
6 p.m. Dec. 11 along Centre Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach. The
theme this year is'A Jingle
Bell Christmas." The
grand marshals are
La trace Rowell. executive
director of the Florida
Community Prevention
Center. Inc.. formerly the
Healing Balm. and City
Commissioner Eric Childers.
Presented by America's Youth. contact
Vernetta Spaulding at 261-0801 for more informa-
tion about the land parade.
The lighted boat parade scheduled to follow
the land parade has been canceled.

YULEE ITSTVA! ...
David and Bets\ Pagec.
owners of Page's Nur r -,cr\
in Yulee. will be thic
grand marshals ol\ Ihi ,
year's Yulee Holidx,
Festival parade.st1.rir-iu rU
at 10 a.m. Saturday i the -


sports complex on Goodbread Road.
Following the parade. the 6th Annual Holiday
Festival will offer food. arts and crafts vendors, live
music and entertainment for all ages until 4 p.m.
at the sport complex.
Pictures will be taken with Santa in the Winter
Wonderland throughout'the day. For information
call Connie at 225-2516 or Julie at 225-5237. Visit
www.wix.com/yuleehf/yulee-holiday-festival.
AIDS BANQUET
The Coalition for the Reduction/Elimination
of Ethnic Disparities in Health (CREED) will host
its third annual World AIDS Day
Banquet Dec. 11 from 6-9 p.m.
at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. 801 Atlantic Ave.
Speaker is the Rev. Wendell
Webster. pastor of Historic
Macedonia A.M.E. Church.
Donation is $35.
This year's theme is
"Universal Access and
Human Rights: Care and
Support Access for All."
providing an opportunity to address HIV/AIDS
disparities, stigma and blame., and spark dialogue
about stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS among


all populations.
For tickets or information contact Jennett
Wilson-Baker at 556-3363: Dr. William HA.
Collins at (904) 662-7015: John DAgnes at 261-
6044: Betty Wilson at 261-5100: Lena Gurleyat
491-8915: or Starleatha Pollard at 583-2588.
POL.AR Rll .pi,"P
The Friends of the Fernandina Beach branch
library.25 N. Fourth St.,
invite you for a day of holi tcesa
day fun aboard the Polar
Express 2010 trolley to visit
the library, the Train Depot.
City Hall. the Amelia Island
Museum of History and
Amelia Community Theatre
Dec. 11 from 1-4 p.m. Hear
stories and visit with Santa.. t.
Crafts and refreshments will
be available while supplies last. Free tlckets-are
available now at the library.
For information call 277-7365. Visit www.nas-
saureads.com. The library also is accepting toy
donations to make the holiday special for those in
our community who are in need.
Send items for this calendar to Sidn Perry.
assistant editor at sperryf@lbnewsleadercom.


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FRIDAY. December 10. 2010 LEISURE News-Leader


OUT AND ABOUT


SPECIAL EVENTS

Cara Curtin will auto-
graph City S/debar: The
Bookfrom 4-6 p.m. today at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St.
The book offers a selection of
City Sidebar columns Curtin
has written for the News-
Leader over the past nine
years. The columns are
known for their humorous
take on everyday experi-
ences. Come share the
author's irreverent look at life
in Paradise and enjoy light
refreshments.

The AIDS Memorial Quilt,
founded in 1987 as a
poignant memorial, a pow-
erful tool for use In prevent-
ing new HIV Infections, and
the largest ongoing com-
munity arts project in the
world, will be on exhibit in
Nassau County at the fol-
lowing locations:.
Solid Rock Church of
God, the Rev,. Harry Johnson,
Pinewood Drive, Yulee, Dec.
11and 12,1-3 p.m. .. -
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau, 1250 South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach, Dec. 16
and 17.
Elm Street Recreation
Center, Director John
Coverdell, 1200 Elm St.,
Fernandina Beach, Dec, 20
and 21, 1-5 p.m. ..

The Pink Ribbon: Ladies
will host their annual
potluck dinner Dec. 13 at 6
p.m. at the home of Isobel
Lyle. Please bring a dish or
dessert to share. For more
information and for directions,
call Isobel at 321-2057 after 7
p.m.

The Marine Corps
League Everett P. Pope-
Detachment will meet at 7
p.m. Dec. 14 at the
American Legion Post 54,
626 Third St., Fernandina
Beach.
The Marine Corps League
includes those serving in the
U.S. Marine Corps and those
who have been honorably dis-
charged along with Navy
Corpsmen who served with
the with the Fleet Marine
Forces. The League joins
0"ftgether in camaraderie and
4ello.wship t( pre e$0the tra-
ditions and promote the inter-
ests of the Marine Corps.
* *
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, Is hosting
several free performance
nights in correlation with
the exhibition Art Ventures:
Supporting the Arts in
Jacksonville for 20 Years,
on view through Jan. 2.
Performances include Dec.
14, Evening of Youth Arts fea-
turing the Jacksonville
Children's Chorus, Cathedral
Arts Project: Students with,
Strings and Jaxx Jazz:
Jacksonville Country Day
School; Dec. 21, Evening of
FRim featuring the Jacksonville
Film Festival and Dan
Solomon; and Dec. 28,
Evening of Chamber Music
featuring Friday Musicale and
Ritz Chamber Players. For
information call (904) 355-
0630.

The Amelia Island. Qulit
Guild will hold its monthly
meeting on Dec. 14 at 6:30


p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Woman's Club. This
month only the meeting will
begin with a potluck holiday
dinner followed by the pro-
gram featuring a hands-on
project for participants to take
home. The guild meets'
monthly to explore the art and
craft of quilting and other fiber
arts. For information visit
http://aiquilters.com.
The guild also is selling
tickets for its quilt raffle, to be
held in February at its show in
February. Tickets are $2 each
or six for $10 and available
from any member.

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its Dec. 16 luncheon
meeting at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Nassau County Tax
Collector John Drew will talk
about the basic duties and
responsibilities of the tax col-
lector, keying in on driver
licenses and ad valorem
taxes.
Tickets are $15 if reserva-
tions are made by Dec. 11
and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob Keane,
277-4590. All men, whether
new to the area or longtime
Nassau County residents, are
welcome to attend and join.
For information visit www.
mensnewcomersclub.org.
* *
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
host a $5 Jewelry Sale in
the boardroom off the main
lobby Dec. 17 from 7 a.m.-6
p.m. Cash, checks and major
credit cards are accepted.
The hospital is located at
1250 South 18th St.,.
Femandina Beach.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to Its next 3rd
Friday on 3rd Street, on
Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., featuring
Sarah Miller
from the
Florida
Public
Archeology
Network, pre-
senting
Archeology
Along the St.
*doh~hs River.
T, he SL.Johns River has
played an ever-changing role
in the lives of Northeast
Floridians for thousands of
years. Prehistorically, the
river provided food, trans-
portation and a geographic
connection between people
living from the source to the
mouth. Historically, the river
supported missions, planta-'
tions and military outpost.
Exploration is not limited to
land; famous archaeological
sites on the river's bottom
also have been discovered
and add to our knowledge of
Florida's past.
Admission is free for
museum members and $5 for
non-members. For informa-
tion, contact Alex at 261-7378,
ext. 102.
* *
For His Glory
Community Outreach
Ministries, Inc. along with
other local churches will
host a community meal on
Dec. 19 at the MLK Jr.
Recreation Center. For infor-
mation contact Dr. Lois Cook
at (904) 624-3501 or allforhis-
glory01 @yahoo.com.


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MUSIC NOTES


Russian violinist
Cafe Kanbo. 27 N Third S1. will cel-
ebrate the opening of its multipurpose
upstairs room with Russian violinist
Rafael Javadov on Dec 11 Doors open
at 7 p.m. and the concert begins at 7-30
p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and
available at Twisted Sisters, 215 Centre
St., 261-2501: Cafe Kanbo, 27 N Third
St., 277-5269; from Diann Schindler at
Amelia Island Happenings. 477-4134.
or at the door.
Javadov studied in the Ukraine and
Russia and came to the United States
in 1995. He has performed with many of
the Washington. D.C., regional sym-
phonies, the National Philharmonic and
the Doc Scantlin Imperial Palms
Orchestra, among others. Most recently
Javadov performed at the Kennedy
Center for the Performing Ans in
Washington. D C., in Synetic Theater's
new adaptation of the opera "Carmen."
For information contact Schindler at
477-4134 or
info@AmelialslandHappenings com.
Country concert
George Strait and Reba with Lee
Ann Womack will play at Jacksonville
Veterans Memorial Arena Jan 28 at 7
p.m. Tickets are $89.50, $79.50, $39.50
plus applicable service charges and on
sale now at the Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena Box Office, all
Ticketmaster outlets, at (800) 745-3000
or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Bilingual music
The Amelia Arts Academy's Little
Children's Bilingual Workshop for ages
3-6 is held Saturdays from 9-10 a m
Children learn the songs and rhythms of
Latin America using rounds and simple
tunes to work through rhythm, melody
and Spanish. Music includes bilingual
adaptations and original compositions
from Ricardo & Marci. Call 277-1225 or
email information @ameliaartsacade-
my.org.
Latin chorus
El Coro De Ninos for ages 7-11
.meets from 10:15-11 15 Saturdays at
the Amelia Arts Academy
This bilingual children's chorus
teaches music and vocal skills while
teaching a foreign language. Children
learn and perform classics from the
Latin-American SongbooK. Call 277-
1225 or email information@ameliaartn-
sacademy.org.


* *
Tickets to all the Amelia
Island Book Festival's tick-
eted events are now on sale
for members Tickets fr
non-members go on sale Jan.
1. Visit www.ameliaisland-
bookfestival.com for complete
author listings, events, prices
and frequent updates. The
festival runs Feb. 18-19.
Among the headliners are
Susan Vreeland, who will
speak at the Writers'
Workshop Luncheon, Rick
Bragg, Author's Luncheon
keynote speaker, and Jamie
Ford, the Books 'n Jazz on
the Marsh keynote speaker.
For more information on
these and other upcoming
events, visit www.ameliais-
landbookfestival.com or call
(904) 624-1665. :

The Tudor Room at The
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, will re-
open on Jan. 7.
As part of its 50th anniver-
sary season, The Cummer
will unveil a restored Tudor
Room gallery. The Tudor
Room incorporates paneling,
flooring, furnishings, a fire-
place and a selection of art
from the Cummers' home to
recreate the domestic sphere
in which their collection was
originally displayed. Archival
photographs and documents
in the Millner Gallery will fur-
ther illustrate how the
Cummers' lived with their col-
lection.
Admission is free for mem-
bers, $10 for non-members.
For information, call (904)
356-6857.

A Friends of the Library
luncheon program on
Pulitzer-prize winning
author and photographer
Eudora Welty, known for
her incisive yet compas-
sionate portrayals of char-
acters from the American
South, will be held Jan. 7 at
noon at the Omni Amelia
Island Plantation Resort,
Racquet Park Heron Room.
A recipient of the Presiden-
tial Medal of Freedom, Welty
was the first living author to
have her works published by
the Library of America. The
luncheon speaker will be Dr.
Pearl McHaney, associate
professor of literature at
Georgia State University, who
has edited five books about
Welty in the last two years.
McHaney has also written and
lectured on William Faulkner,
Barry Hannah, David Mamet,
Alice Munro, Natasha
Trethewey and Tennessee
Williams.
Tickets are $35 for Friends
of the Library members and


Band class
Miss D's Elementary Band with
Diane Demeranville for grades three
through five meets from 4:30-5 p.m and
5-5 45 p.m (beginners) on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at the Amelia Arts
Academy. No experience preferred!
Open to all children, regardless of
school attended. Call 277-1225 or email
information@1ameliaartsacademy org
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St., hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7-30-10 p.m featunng great local
musicians Admission is free and all are
welcome Come enjoy dessert, coffee
and music
DogsarTavemr
Dogstar Tavern. 10 N Second St
Dec 11. Infinite Groove Orchestra; Dec.
16, John Emil- slide guitar; Dec. 17
and 18, Josh Miller Blues Revue Dec
31, DJ Screwface and D-Funk (breaks,
dub-step, electro); and Jan. 1,
Logarithm (members of Middle Rhythm
Acoustic). Visit their Facebook page.
Call 277-8010.
Falcons Nest
The Falcon's Nest, 6800 First Coast
Hwy, DJ and dancing 10 p m. to close
daily. Call 491-4242.
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St,
tonight, Dan Voll at 7 p.m.; Dec 11,
Wes Cobb at 9 p.m. Call 321-2324
The Harnrherhead
The Hammerhead, South Fletcher
Avenue and Sadler Road. Saturday
nights metal is back with Antler
Annihilation starting at 10 p.m.; pool
tournaments Tuesdays at 8 p.m and
DJ Jigz Wednesdays. Join Karl Davis
live on Christmas Eve and 'Swerved"
with live rock on New Year's Eve. Check
out Hammerheadbar Islandbbq on
Facebook.
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island.
Indigo Alley
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St., Dan Voll
& The Alley Cats 8 p.m. to midnight
Saturday; Frankie's Jazz Jam Tuesdays
for musicians of all abilities (call 302-


$40 for nonmembers and
available at the Fernandina
Beach Library, or reserve a
space by calling 277-7365

On Jan. 14, the Amelia
Island Museum of History
will present a program
focused on the long and
colorful history of the
Florida House.
There will be a Power
Point presentation at the
museum followed by a tour
and short talk at the inn.
Tickets will be limited and are
available at the museum.
If you have any old pic-
tures or other material relating
to the Florida House, or any
anecdotes you remember
from older relatives or friends,
the museum would like to
include these in the program
and return or keep them as
you elect. Contact Jim
Longacre at jrlpatert@aol.
com or Alex Buell at.alex
buell@ameliamuseum.org.

The Nassau Humane
Society Annual Flea and
Tick Garage Sale will be
held Feb. 18 and 19 from
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p,m. at the
Fernandina Beach Airport
hangar.
Please'bring your tax-
deductible donations of art,
antiques, furniture, house-
wares, jewelry, sporting
goods, tools, toys and other
items (no clothes or comput-
ers) to the NHS Dog Park,
located across from the city
airport. Call Penny with ques-
tions at 277-1152.

RAIN Humane Society
will host a Mardi Paws party
Feb. 19 from 5-9 p.m. at
Chem Cell, located off the
Amelia Island Parkway.
Tickets are $25 each or
two for $40 and include an
authentic Cajun dinner,
dessert, a glass of RAIN's sig-
nature wine, feather
mask/beads and a pet food
bar sponsored by Bark
Avenue, Attire is casual; cos-
tumes optional, but highly
encouraged. Pets are wel-
come but must be leashed
,and current on their Rabies
vaccine.
The Mardi Paw Pet King or
Queen will be chosen at 8
p.m. The pet with the most
pre-event and event votes will
win a three-day cruise for two
people, and the pet's picture
will be displayed on RAIN's
signature wine bottle next
year. Votes are $1 each and
all pet owners must submit
money on the night of the
event for votes to be regis-
tered and counted.
For information call (904)
879-5861 or visit rainhumane-
spca.org.


THEATRE

"It's a Wonderfuf Life:
The fladio Play,"-adapted ..
from FrankCaprajsfilm and.
directed by Tod Booth, is at
the Alhambra Theatre and,
Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville, through Dec.
24.


The scene is Bedford Falls
in 1948 as the Alhambra
transforms its intimate space
into an actual 1940's radio
studio..
Show times are 8 p.m.
Tuesday through Sunday.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the
buffet starts at 6:30 p.m..
Matinees on Saturday are at
1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11l
a.m. and the buffet starts at
11:15 a.m. Sunday matinee is
at 2 p.m. Doors open at noon
and the buffet starts at 12:15
p.m. Tickets start at $42 for
adults and $35 for children.
Ticket price includes dinner,
show and parking. Call (904)
641-1212 or visit www.alham-
brajax.com.

The dancers of the State
Ballet Theater of Russia will
perform Swan Lake at the
Times Union Center's'
Moran Theater Jan. 8 at 8
p.m.
Swan Lake, one of the
greatest classical ballets of all
time, is based on a German
fairy tale and follows the hero-
ic young Prince Siegfried'as
he labors to free the delicately
beautiful swan maiden,
Odette, from an evil sorcerer's
spell. Call 1-888-860-BWAY
or visit www.artistseries,
jax.org.
* *
The Golden Dragon
Acrobats will be coming to
the Wilson Center for the
Arts on Jan. 9 at 3 p.m.
The Golden Dragon
Acrobats represent the best of
a time honored tradition that
began more than 25 centuries
ago. The Golden Dragons are
recognized throughout the
world as the premiere
Chinese acrobatic touring
company of today. Call 1-888-
860-BWAY or visit www.artist-
seriesjax.org.
* I
The national tour of
"Legally Blonde The
Musical" will play at
Jacksonville's Times Union
Center's Moran Theater
Jan. 11-16. Tickets are on ,
sale now. Call 1-888-860-
BWAY or visit www.artist-
seriesjax.org.
Sorority star Elle Wdods
doesn't take "no" for an
answer. So when her
boyfriend dumps her for
someone more "serious," Elle
puts down the credit card, hits
the books and sets out to go


6086 or find Frankie's Jazz Jam" on
Facebook); music trivia with Ken Cain
8-10 p.m. Wednesday; open mike
night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday; and
Ceroc Blues dancing, with free lessons
the first and third Friday of the month
with Bean School of Dance. Enjoy solo
acts from 7-9 p.m. and 9-11 p.m. the
second and fourth Fridays. Call 261-
7222
Kelleys
Larry & The Backtracks perform
every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at
Kelley's Courtyard Cafe, 19 S. Third St.
Call 432-8213.
OKanes
O'Kanes Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St, free trivia each Monday at
7 30 p.m wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6-30 p.m with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment; Dan Voll
Wednesday from 7:30-11:30 p.m., the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8:30 p.m.-midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call
261-1000. Visit www.okanes.com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
live music most nights at 9:30 p.m.,
including reggae with Pill Pill Mondays;
Grandpa's Cough Medicine Tuesdays;
Wes Cobb Wednesdays. Contact
bill@thepalacesaloon.com, visit www.
thepalacesaloon.com or call 491-3332.


Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., Tuesday night
singer/songwriter contest; live entertain-
ment Wednesday and Thursday night,
and dancing Friday. with lessons start-
Ing at 7 p.m. Call 310-6904. Visit
www SandyBottomsAmelia.com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Slider Seaside Grill, 1998 South
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's. 6-10 p.m.
tonight; The Macy's 6-10 p.m. in the
lounge and Brandon Shephard 1-5 p.m.
in the tiki bar Saturday; shaggin in the
lounge 4-7 p.m. and Billy Buchanan 1-5
p.m. in the tiki bar Sunday Call 277-
6652. Visit www.SlIdersSeaside.com.
TheSurf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave., live music Monday
through Saturday; Trivia Thursday at 7
p.m. inside. Call 261-5711.


where no Delta Nu has gone
before: Harvard Law. Along
the way, Elle proves that
being'true to yourself never
S.'-gpes, t of style.

The Amelia Island Film
festival begins Feb. 24 in
downtown Fernandina
Beach. The lineup will include
"Good Intentions" (2010) from
the Atlanta-based-
Shadowlight Pictures starring
Luke Perry, Elaine Hendrix
and Grammy Award-winner
LeAnn Rimes. Producer
Pamela Peacock, in coopera-
tion with the AIFF, will present
this comedy feature film. A
tribute to the Jacksonville
Norman Studios that pio-
neered early 20th century
silent film production also will
be a focal event.
Forinformation and to pur-
chase all-access passes, visit
www.ameliaislandfilmfesti-
.val.org. One adult pass is
$75, with two for $125.

ART/GALLERIES

The Island Art
Association is offering
Children's Art (ages 6-9)
- from 10-11 a.m. and 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. Dec. 18.
Register at the gallery, 18
N. Second St. The classes
are free, thanks to grants from
the Plantation Ladies Associ-
ation and the Woodcock
Foundation of Jacksonville.
Call 261-7020 or,visit
www.islandart.org.

The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 River-
side Ave., Jacksonville, is
hosting Handbuilding in
Clay Workshop for adults
with University of North
Florida instructor and Art
Ventures grant recipient,
Nofa Dixon, who will teach
. her slab-construction method
for creating both sculptural
and functional forms, Dec. 11
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch
and materials are provided.
Cost is $45 for members and
$50 for non-members. Pre-
registration is required. Call
(904) 355-0630.

An Initiative of the
Community Foundation is
on view at The Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens,
829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, through Jan. 2.
Since 1990, The Community
Foundation in Jacksonville
has used its Art Ventures ini-
tiative to support the work of
91 individual artists and 39
small arts organizations in
Northeast Florida.
Admission is free for mem-
bers, $10 for non-members.
For information call (904) 356-
6857.


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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


Santa calls$10
The Council on Aging is helping Santa con-
nect with local kids through Dec. 21.
Parents pay $10 "long distance fees" by
cash or check to the Council on Aging of
Nassau and fill out a flyer with the child's
name, contact number and time windows on
when to best make contact by phone.
The flyers are available at the COA, 1367
South 18 St.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will try three
times to reach the child. The parent should
present to listen to the phone call. Santa or
Mrs. Claus will talk to the child, bearing in mind
some of the facts to use from the flyer. They
will make no promises, but do the best they
can to make sure the child has a Merry
Christmas.
Proceeds will help Santa help local seniors
with Meals on Wheels and other programs. For
information call 261-0701.
Visit Santa
Visit with Santa from noon-4 p.m. Dec. 11
, and 18 at the Train Depot at the foot of Centre
Street in downtown Fernandina Beach. Photos
are $5. Pets are welcome too.
'Carols & Chocolate' .
"Carols & Chocolate," a holiday
concert featuring MPACT performing holiday
jazz, the Peck Community Ensemble singing
favorite holiday songs and special guest, the
Amelia Island Montessori School Chorus, will
be held Dec. 11 from 3-6:30 p.m. at the
American Beach Community Center, 1600
Julia St.
Bring a chair, a blanket and a picnic lunch if
you like and help celebrate the final event of
the 75th anniversary year of American Beach.
The outdoor concert is free.
Call 277-7960 for information. In case of
foul weather the event will be moved indoors.
Sponsored by American Beach Property
Owners'Association.
Ubraryparty
The Friends of the Callahan Library will host
a holiday party at the Callahan branch library,
450077 SR 200, Suite 15 in Callahan on Dec.
14 at 6 p.m. All are welcome to join in sharing


holiday stories, crafts, music and more.
Refreshments will be served and Santa will
visit, too. This event is free and open to every-
one. For information call the library at (904)
879-3434.
Dance party
The Ballroom Youth Academy will host a
Christmas dance party on Dec. 17 from 7-10
p.m. at the Peck Center auditorium. Cost is
$10 for adults, children admitted free.
Proceeds will benefit the academy, which
offers free dance classes to the youth of
Amelia Island and Yulee. For information call
Felix Solis at (904) 707-6762.
Christmas classics
Savannah Grand Assisted Living
Community, 1900 Amelia Trace Court, pres-
ents Christmas classics performed by the Rev.
Dr. EuGene White on Dec. 17 from 3:30-4:30
p.m. The concert is free and refreshments will
be served. Call 321-0898.
Hayride
The Yulee United Methodist Church Youth
Fellowship, 86003 Christian Way, will host their
annual Christmas Legends Hayride Dec. 17
from 6-8 p.m.
Caroling, hot cocoa and cookies are all free
as the youth present a living nativity scene as
well as other holiday stories and legends
throughout the hayride. For information call
225-5381.
Craftbazaar
The 15th Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar
will be held Dec. 18 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center in the main
auditorium, featuring Christmas gifts, wreaths,
ornaments, lots of food and baked goods.
Admission is free.
Gingerbread ship
The SS Amelia is docked in the lobby of
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, through
Dec. 28.
At 17 feet long and 12 feet high, the
gingerbread vessel is a tribute to the legends
and lore of historic Amelia Island, ruled briefly
by the privateer Luis Aury in the early 19th cen-
tury.


The design is inspired by Aury's vessel, the
Mexican Congress. It features a mast with sails
and a crow's nest rising from the hotel lobby.
Edible details include a gingerbread cannon
with chocolate cannonballs, gingerbread pirate
captain and a treasure chest of candied boun-
ty. Complimentary tours are held throughout
the month.
OUT OF TOWN

Wonderful Life"
"It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play,"
adapted from Frank Capra's film and directed
by Tod Booth, is at the Alhambra Theatre and
Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville,
through Dec. 24.
The scene is Bedford Falls in 1948 as the
Alhambra transforms its intimate space
into an actual 1940's radio studio to tell
Capra's classic story of one man's affect on his
community.
Show times are 8 p.m. Tuesday through
Sunday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the buffet
starts at 6:30 p.m. Matinees on Saturday are at
1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the buffet
at 11:15 a.m. Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Doors open at noon and the buffet at 12:15
p.m. Tickets start at $42 for adults and $35 for
children and include dinner, show and parking.
Call the box office at (904) 641-1212 or visit
www.alhambrajax.com.
Radio City show
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, fea-
turing the Radio City Rockettes, will be per-
formed at the Times Union Center's Moran
Theater through Dec. 12. Call 1-888-860-
BWAY or visit www.artistseriesjax.org.
Florida Theatre
Upcoming shows at the Florida Theatre,
128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville, include the
Community Nutcracker, today and Dec. 11;
Clay Ballet Nutcracker, Dec. 12; A Peter White
Christmas, Dec. 15; Florida Ballet's
Nutcracker, Dec. 17-19; Straight No Chaser,
Dec. 22; and the Derek Trucks and Susan
Tedeschi Band, Dec. 31.
Contact the box office at (904) 355-2787 for
tickets and information. Visit www.floridathe-
atre.com.


Candlelight tour
The St. Marys, Ga., Christmas Candlelight
Tour of Homes will be held Dec. 11. The Mill
House tour starts at 1 p.m. and the candlelight
tour at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day
of the tour and include both tours. Homes, his-
toric churches and quaint inns will be dressed
in their holiday finery.
Purchase tickets at the St. Marys Welcome
Center, 410 Osborne St., call 1-800-868-8687
or (912) 882-4000 or email info@stmaryswel-
come.com.
St Augustine concert
The holiday season is musically under-
scored in St. Augustine by the Annual
Christmas Concert held at Cathedral Basilica,
38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine.
The two performances are on Dec. 11 at 8
p.m. and Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.
Advance tickets at $15 each may be
ordered by going to the website at
www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org to
obtain the order form.
Student and child tickets are $5 each.
Tickets at the door are $20.
Nutcracker
The Florida Ballet will present its annual
production of "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 17, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 and at
3 p.m. Dec. 19 the Florida Theatre, 128 E.
Forsyth St., Jacksonville.
A special discount price of $15 plus box
office service charge is in effect through
Thanksgiving weekend. This discount applies
to all seating locations for al performances.
Call (904) 355-2787. Visit
www.floridatheatre.com.
PatsyClne evening
The Alhambra New Year's Eve party will
feature "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline," at 8
p.m. Dec. 31. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner
starts at 6:30 p.m. Group sales are available.
Tickets are $125 and include dinner, show,
champagne toast, breakfast buffet at 11 p.m.,
music and dancing and parking.
Call the box office at (904) 641-1212 or visit
www.alhambrajax.com.


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ACT Continued from 1B
Nichols said that although
Dickinson lived a simple,
almost reclusive life, her
works still spoke to modern
readers.
"I think this play is very
relevant for people, even
though it takes place in
Victorian New England," she
said. "It's inspirational in that
it invites us to embrace
words and thoughts."
"And it shows something
really important in that
human experience does not
have to be extraordinary,"
Kurtz added. "It's a question
of taking what happens and
finding the relevant vehicle."


FLT Continued from IB
and physical comedy is
about timing.
"It's back-and-forth, it's
juggling balls, it's spinning
plates," she added. "It's a dif-
ficult combination of timing
and wordplay and physical
comedy but hopefully no
one will see the wheels spin-
ning and will just enjoy the
comedy."
Hart said the play's six
actors have dealt well with
the challenges of the fast-
paced material.
"I think the actors have
found it to be a challenging
show to do, and they've all
been doing a great job real-
ly stretching themselves and
delivering funny, funny per-
formances," she said.


HAIK Continued from 1B
He knew that music would
be his life from that moment
on.
Hawk was in numerous
respected gospel groups.
The Mid-Statesmen out of
Kansas City, Mo., and The
Voyagers quartet from
Jacksonville were two of'
those groups. He spent 12
years playing music with leg-
end George Jones. Traveling
with the Jones band gave


"She was a small woman
with a small life in a small
setting who lived large,"
Henry added.
"As a society we're going
through a phase where we're
connecting to all sorts of
devices and means of com-
munication," Kurtz said.
"This is a way where we
don't need to plug into any-
thing. We can sit in the audi-
ence and experience this
show and be connected to
the universe. That's part of
the magic of theater."
Nichols said being the
only person onstage for an
entire show presented
some interesting acting chal-
lenges.


Tickets
"Don't Dress for
Dinner", a comedy by
Marc Camoletti, runs at
Femandina Little Theatre.
1014 Beech St., Dec. 11.
14, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30
p.m. and Dec. 12 at 2:30
p.m. Tickets are $12 for
the Dec 14 show and $15
for other performances
Tickets are available at
the UPS Store, 1417
Sadler Road in ihe Publix
shopping center For infor-
matlon, call 277-2202

"Almost everybody is
playing somebody else at
some point. The husband is
also a lover and also a cuck-
old. Everybody's somebody


Hawk the opportunity to
travel and play music with
such great talents as Conway
Twitty, Merle Haggard,
Loretta Lynn, Tanya Tucker
and The Statler Brothers (to
name a few).
After leaving the fast-
paced road life a few years
ago, Hawk took a break from
music but, having a true
musician's heart, it wasn't
very long before he was
eager to strap his guitar back
on. He explored several


"Definitely keeping one's
focus is A challenge, and
staying in the moment," she
said. "What really is the
greatest challenge is not hav-
ing other actors to work
with."
However, she hopes to
keep per forming the piece -
and to use it for a good
cause.
"My goal is to perform
this for the next 10 years of
my life for theaters and non-
profits to partner together to
raise money for libraries and
literary organizations to
honor Emily Dickinson's
great gift to the world," she
said.
rsmith@fbnewsleader.comrn


different for everybody else
in the play so there are
more characters, in a sense,
than you have actual charac-
ters. ... It really is an ensem-
ble. All the parts have to
work with each other.
"I have been blessed with
a terrifically talented cast
who have risen to the chal-
lenge of this comedy, and
they all deliver knockout per-
formances."
Hart said she thought
audiences would find a lot to
love in the play.
"I want them to laugh,"
she said. "I want them to
enjoy themselves to enjoy
this crazy ride with these
silly people, and be happy
when true love triumphs in
the end sort of."
rsmith@fbnewsleadercom


musical outlets such as a
family-friendly, Opry-style
show known as "Roger
Hawk & the Dixie Angel
Band."
Today Hawk is dedicating
his music entirely to Elvis.
His new band is Roger Hawk
and Mystery Train and will
be performing at the Doo
Wop Diner in Fernandina
Beach at 3 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 18.
For more information go
to www.rogerhawk.com.


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noticed a large growth just at
the surface of the soil. What
could the growth have been?
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the culprit is most likely a dis-
ease called crown gall.
Crown gall is commonly
found as growths on the roots
or stems of plants in the rose
family, especially the genus
Prunus. Prunus includes
many of the fruit trees such
as peach, plum and apple. In
fact, it has
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on more than
600 plant
species, so
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.-... Since it is
located near
Beckyjordi the root
attachment to the stem it
greatly reduces, if not stops,
the necessary water and
nutrients from getting to
other portions of the plant.
This can cause stunting, leaf
and fruit drop or lower fruit
quality and production.
The cause of the disease is
a bacterium that is normally
found in the soil. Any wound
to the root or stem structure
during planting will allow a
place for the bacterium to
enter into the plant and
become established.
There is no chemical treat-
ment for the disease. I would
remove the plant and destroy
it. This bacterium can live in
the soil for over two years, so
I would be careful about plant-
ing another tree or shrub
from the same family at this
site. But more importantly-4t-
,is bes, to be exti -emXlyv careful
when planting new trees and
shrubs to avoid damaging the
stem.

Q.I would like to plant my
.poinsettias in the yard
after Christmas. Can I do that
here? TD
A .You can indeed plant
.them here in full sun,
well drained, moist soil with
pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
However, it is essential that
they receive no light at night
(no street light or window
light) during the bud-setting


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Crown gall, top, is com-
monly found as growths on
the roots or stems of
plants in the rose family.
Above, poinsettia plants
can be planted outside
here after Christmas.

period.
Normally, they set flower
buds in early October when
nights are becoming increas-
ingly longer. Remove the
poinsettia from the container
and plant it outdoors as soon
as danger of frost is past
which will be between March
and April. Backfill the hole
with enough soil so the plant
will sit in the hole at the same
,depth as it was growing in the
container. Water thoroughly
while planting to remove air
pockets. Use organic mulch
around the plant to conserve
moisture and help control
weeds.
In North Florida, poinset-
tias should be fertilized
monthly, starting in May with
two pounds of 18-6-12, 6r an
equivalent amount of another
complete fertilizer, per 100
square feet of planting area.
Continue monthly applica-
tions of the fertilizer until
September. The soil should
be kept moderately moist, but


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The most endangered
species of whale the North
Atlantic Right Whale will be
the focus of the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival's next "Wild
Nite" lecture on Tuesday at 7
p.m. at the Peck Center
Auditorium on 11th Street in
Fernandina Beach.
The program is the second
in the annual series of nature
forums sponsored by Wild
Amelia. The speaker will be
Katie Jackson of the North
Atlantic Right Whale Aerial
Monitoring Program of the
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
Jackson will address the
plight of the North Atlantic
Right Whale, now numbering
only 300-400 worldwide, the


hazards this limited popula-
tion face, and how we can help
insure their survival. The pro-
gram is free and open to the
public.
The North Atlantic Right
Whale is special to Amelia
Island, whose offshore waters
provide the only known calv-
ing ground for North Atlantic
right whales in the world.
Whale watchers of all ages -
can learn more about how to
spot right whales offshore and
what action to take if such a
sighting occurs at this pro-
gram.
For information about Wild
Nites and the fifth annual
Wild Amelia Nature Festival,
scheduled for May 20-22, go
to www.wildamelia.com.


Farmers Market
The Bread Company has joined the
Fernandina Farmers Market as a new vendor.
Specializing in pita breads including a spinach
pita, sundried tomato pita, wheat pita and plain
pita, The Bread Company will also have at the
market mockingbird bread, cibatta and muffins
as well as several varieties of hummus.
Specialty baked products will include spinach
pies, cheese pies and zatar.
Also at the market on Dec. 11 will be Sweet
Grass Dairy with their artisan cheeses and a
pick-up-and-go holiday bag. Sign up for the E-
Mail Newsletter at www.femandinafarmersmar-
ket.com.
The award-winning Femandina Farmers
Market is open every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. at Seventh and Centre streets. No pets,
please. Call 491-4872 or visit www.fernandina-
farmersmarket.com.
Home tour
Come to the Golden Isles of Georgia Dec.
11 for the 26th Annual Christmas Tour of
Homes arid Bake Sale, sponsored by the


PHOTO COURTESY OF NOAA
The "V-shaped" blow is
characteristic of the North
Atlantic Right Whale and
one way to spot them off-
shore Amelia Island this
winter.


Cassina Garden Club. Tour five St. Simons
Island homes decked out in their holiday finery,
and enjoy a nature-themed tree and visit with
Santa at a special stop at the Georgia
Historical Society.
Attend the "Best Bake Sale on the Coast"
and enjoy refreshments while touring the his-
toric tabby slave cabins on Gascoigne Bluff.
Advance tickets are $25. For further informa-
tion visit www.cassinagardenclub.org or call
(912) 638-2880.
Greenway hike
Our Greenway will lead a hike on Egans
Creek Greenway Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. The hike
will feature the south half of the Greenway
starting at the newest entrance at the rear of
the parking lot of the Residence Inn on Sadler
Road. Participants are encouraged to bring
water, sun protection, insect repellent, comfort-
able walking shoes and optionally field guides.
and binoculars.
The hike will depart promptly at 9 a.m.,
maintain a leisurely pace and make a 1 1/2-
mile loop back to the start point. It is free and
open to the public. Visit www.ourgreenway.org.


HOME AND GARDEN BRIEFS


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never wet, at all times.
Poinsettias should be pruned
in early spring after blooming
is over and the danger of frost
has passed.
They should be cut back to
within 12 to 18 inches of the
ground unless they have been
frozen below this point, in
which event they should be
cut back to "live" wood.
Pinching the plant during
growing season will result in
a compact plant at flowering
time. After four weeks or
when it is 12 inches long, new
growth should be cut back,
leaving four leaves on each
shoot. This procedure should
be repeated every time the
new growth develops until
about Sept. 10. New growth
after the last pinch will usual-
ly grow to a length of eight to
10 inches and, in the first
week of October, will initiate
flower buds.
.1 have heard there are
*dwarf cattails. Is it true
an what can you tell me
about them? JS
A I. was able to find some
.information from
Clemson University
Extension. The dwarf cattail
variety is Typha minima,
which is a native of Europe
and Asia. It only grows about
two feet tall, rather than the
standard cattail, which can
reach heights of up to 10 feet.
Dwarf cattail prefers to grow
in water with depths of three
to six inches. It flowers in the
summer and the flowers
remain until the fall. No indi-
cation it will be as weedy as
the standard, but it is an intro-
duced species so we will have
to wait and see if it will
behave. It can grow well in
full sun or partial shade.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Director for
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University of Florida facul- a
ty member Extension locations.
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yulee and
the main Extension Office in
Callahan. The UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James
S. Page Governmental
Complex and demonstrates best
management practices for
Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.
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12/11, 8am-2pm. No Early Birds.
1567 Phillips Manor Rd.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 12/11, 8am-
noon. 305 Bonnieview Rd., near Clinch.
Pool table $150, golf cart $700, desk,
VCR, Christmas stuff, cabinet, chairs,
cash register.
ESTATE SALE 16 Zachary Ct, Dec 9,
10 and 11, 9:00 4:00, rain or shine.
Zachary Ct is off Bill Melton Rd, across
from the City Golf Course. Please note
that the Golf Course has kindly given
us permission to use their parking lot
during the estate sale. No parking on
Zachary Ct. Please follow signs to the
parking areas and also follow signs to
back entrance of the home. Sleeper
sofa, 9, Pier Mirror, H. Wakefield drop
leaf table, La-Z-Boy recliner, king size
bed set, caned rocker, coffee & end
tables, china cabinet, 5 rush seat
chairs, refrigerator, Hoshizaki ice
maker, 6 dinette chairs, desk, office
chair, glider rocker & ottoman, enter-
tainment center, old Singer sewing
machine, curio display cabinet, nauti-
cal items, shell filled lamps, carved
wood figures, copper coffee pot &
pitcher, wall pictures, large pitcher &
bowl set, old photographs, TV trays,
vintage bowls, cast iron skillets,
kitchen items, cook books, pheasant &
antler mounts, file cabinet, patio
chairs, bird bath, child's stroller & cat
seat, a few tools, lots of inisc. More
info, photos and map go to
www.MovingAndEstateSales.net
Sale by Mary A. Pihiblad dba Finders
Keepers.
MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE Sat.
12/11, 7am-3pm. Men, women &
children's apparel, toys, household
items, building supplies, & other misc
Items. 96194 Spring Wood Ln., off
Barnwell in Spanish Oaks.
YARD SALE Tools, dishes, Christmas,
rugs, books, etc. Sat. 12/11, 8am-
2pm. 306 Cedar St.
GARAGE SALE Clothes & household
items. Fri. & Sat., 8am-3pm. 86474
Sand Hickory Trail, Yulee.
YULEE HILLS ESTATE/GARAGE
SALE Unique items. 86068 Pamela
Rd. Sat. 12/11, 8am.

1602 Articles for Sale
MISC. ITEMS FOR SALE TVs,
refrigerators, dishwasher, rattan,table
& chairs w/glass top, paintings, gym
equip., & much more. (904)703-9099
81 JET HOT TUB $3800. Seats 6.
Never used. Synthetic redwood
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FOR SALE Cherry desk (26x56)
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pictures, etc. Call (904)491-9818.

604 Bicycles
SCHWINN ADULT TRIKE Bdlue,
excellent condition, basket, bell, lock &
chain included. Barely used. $100.
(904)261-3494

607 Antiques
& Collectibles
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business. All items 25-50% off. Call
(904) 225-1952.
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Sat. 12/11 from 10am-5pm & Sun.
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75070 Fern Creek 2358 sf 4BR/3BA overlooking pond. Large
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86867 Cartesian 2552 sf. 4BR2.5BA two story with oversized
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$1,350/mo

96153 Ridgewood 2373 sf 4BR/3BA on Island home. Pets ok.
On Island. $1,350/mo

86624 Meadowwood 1902 st 3BIR2BA on cul-de-sac.
Bonusifamily room with split floor plan. Security, irrigation with
huge backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,275/mo

96009 Grey Heron 1605 sf 3BR,I2BA in Heron Isles with
bright & open floor plan. Master Suite with separate tub &
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2064 Marlin 1092 sE 3BR/2BA on Island home. Pets ok. On
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86141 Cartesian 1732 sf. 3BR/2BA with Pergo floors in main
living areas. Bright kitchen overlooking large family room.
Large patio in backyard. No pets. Off Island. $1,150./mo

2362 Boxwood 1460 sf. 1BR/1BA condo located on Amelia
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Fernandina Shores #6400 -1053 sf 2BR/1BA fully furnished
townhome just two short blocks to the beach. Pets allowed. On
Island. $],075/mo

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*3BR/2BA Home on Amelia Island with
beautiful view of Egans Creek. 1,534
approx. sq.ft. $1,300/mo.+ Util.
730 S. 14th St, 3BR/I BA. carport, fence,
$900/mo. +utilities. $ 1,000 sec. dep.
1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/ IBA.1,243
approx. sq.ft. $1,200/mo. + utilities.
Residential or commercial.
*2039A Nature's Walk Attractive and
dean 3BR/2BA, split level townhouse,
1,71 I approx. sq. ft., $1,200/mo. + utili-
ties.
*309 South 6th Street, in the Historic
District, just blocks to downtown.
3BR/2BA, 1718 approx. sq.ft. available
possible Nov. Ist $1,400/mo.+ utilities.

COMMERCIAL
1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $2,250/mo. lease +
tax. Sale also considered.
*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 +
tax + utilities.

VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/ I BA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Special Fall monthly rates.All util, wi-fi,
TV & phone

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856 Apartments
Unfurnished
2BR/1BA Fabulous views, 2nd floor,
some furniture. Sewer/water/garbage
included. $950/mo. 270 S. Fletcher.
Call (9041)556-5722.

857 Condos-Furnished
FERNANDINA SHORES 2BR/2BA
downstairs. Close to beach. Utilities
extra. $850 includes garbage & pest
control. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)
277-0006.
1BR BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED -
Amelia Island Plantation. Utilities
included. No smoking. $1100/mo.
Contact Terri at (904)261-4743.
OCEAN FRONT -'2BR/2BA, L/T rental
avail. 11/1. Pool, fishing pier, tennis,
walkover, parking for 2. $1600/mo +
electnc, phone, & cable 583-2785
BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED AIP
CONDO 2BR/2.5BA, pool, W/D. No
smoking. Sec. dep. + utilities. $1200/
mo. Long term lease. (910)695-9935

1858 Condos-Unfurnished
COTTAGES AT STONEY CREEK -
3BR/2BA upstairs unit, gated community
w/pool, W/D, SS appliances.
$1150/mo. + deposit. (904)677-0248
GREAT ISLAND LOCATION 2BR/
2BA, 2-car garage, vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, spa tub, pool, tennis.
$925/mo. Ref. (904)225-2112 Iv msg.
AMELIA GREEN ON ISLAND, fabu-
lous location, near beach, Starbucks,
etc. 3-yr old townhome, 2BR + loft/
study, 2.5BA, 1st floor master suite,
attached garage, granite, luxury
finishes. Beautiful. $1200/mo. Finlay
Manage-ment, Inc. (904)491-9993
2BR/2BA Immediate availability. On
island, gated community, starting at
$775/mo. Call about our specials (904)
277-1983.
3BR/2BA CONDO in Femandina
Beach. 1-car garage, all appliances,
gated area. Brand new. Call for details,
(904)507-9162 (c) or (904)879-9266.
FERNANDINA SHORES Unfurnished
3BR/2BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse. Year lease. Deposit. $950.
(904)261-5630
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living in
Paradise 1BR/1BA, 2/2 and 3/2 deluxe
condos, in gated, waterfront comm-
unity with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style
pool, tennis & more! Garden tub & lots
of upgrades! Live the Amelia Lakes life!
Starting at just $799/mo! Call Tammy
at (904) 415-6969 for a showing.
www.amelialakes.com


860 Homes-Unfurnished
LOFTON POINTE 4/2, 2002sf.
$1295/mo. CARTESIAN POINTE -
4/2, 1825sf, 86242 Augustus Ave.,
$1095/mo. Call Don Brown Realty
(904)225-5510 or 571-7177.
603 N. 15TH ST. 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, large fenced backyard. $995.
Pet w/deposit. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
(904)277-0006
RENT $900/MO. + $900 SEC. DEP. -
Very nice house, 3BR/1BA, hardwood
floors, fully equipped kit., W/D hookup,
well, Ig fenced backyard, water soften-
er. 1 yr lease. Ref's. (904)583-6321
RECESSION SPECIAL! Historic
District home circa 1885. 2BR/2BA, 2
story, CH&A, laundry area, was $1200/
mo., now only $895. Go look 322 N.
3rd St, downtown. Call (904)607-3121.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME Gar-
age, private lot on quiet street, near
shopping, short drive to beach. $1290/
mo. Femandina Beach. (305)308-6505
HALF OFF First Month's Rent! -
3BR/2BA, 2-car gar., 10x15 screened
porch. Close to schools, beach &
downtown. $1200/mo. + $1000 dep.
Must verify income, rental history,
employment. One year lease req. No
smoking inside. Service animals only
w/non-refundable deposit. (904)277-
2086
2837 S. 14TH ST. Large 3BR/2BA,
2-car garage, on fenced 1/2 acre.
Close to shopping, beach & schools.
$1300/mo. (904)556-2003


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

S 863 Office
OFFICE SPACE Lights, water, sewer,
disposal of garbage. $500/mo. + dep.
For more information call 491-6200 or
753-0073.
I SEVERAL OFFICES above the Palace
Saloon. $375/mo. and up. 'Two-room
suite above Amelia Insurance, Sadler
Rd. $550/mo.Retail/Office space on
17 S. 8th St. $800/mo (904)557-5644
Office Space Includes utilities &
janitor. Medium $150, large $325, &
office suites avail. Jasmine Office
Center. Call (904)583-0058.
AMELIA PROF CENTER 2890 S. 8th
St. $400 mo. 105 Sq. Ft plus closet.
Shared waiting room, bathroom,
kitchen, utilities, taxes, garbage
included. Annette 206-0734


859 Homes-Furnished 1864 Commercial/Retaill


3BR/2BA HOUSE on Edwards Rd.
Waterfront w/boat lift. $1000/mo. Call
(904)502-0406.
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE Fur-
nished 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, gated,
comm pool, 5 mins/beach. Rental by
day, wk, mth, yr. 261-6204, 206-0035

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
3BR/2BA DUPLEX Great ocean
view, 400 ft. from beach, 1-car garage,
on Tarpon Ave. $1000/mo. + security
deposit. (912)449-1231
AMELIA COASTAL REALTY offers
professional property management
services. Call Today! (904)261-2770
2BR/1BA Mid island. $675/mo. +
deposit. Dec. 1st. Call (904)277-2143.
3BR/2BA w/FP, fenced yard, garage,
in Spanish Oaks off Barnwell Rd. Avail
now. $1250/mo. w/1 yr lease. Move in
before Christmas! (904)556-1225
BEAUTIFUL BRICK 3/2 on Chester
Rd. Totally remodeled on 1+ acres.
Includes all appliances. $1095/mo. +
deposit. (904)491-6008
2BR/2BA PHOENIX WALK. Front &
back courtyard, washer & dryer, beach,
pool, & golf. $900/mo. + deposit. Call
(904)264-4752.


RESTAURANT fully equipped 5,700
sq ft 140 seat restaurant 50 yards from
the ocean available for a VERY
reasonable number. Turn key operation
and ready to go. Fully equipped,
operational and renovated. Now
operating as a "Shoney's "IDEAL -
buffet...steakhouse...seafood .... etc.
HUGE POTENTIAL. Email
MMhotelsolaol.com OR call (904-277-
2300) or see Mike at Days Inn on
Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach.
STORE FOR RENT on busy 8th st,
great location for sandwich shop or
pizzeria, or hair salon, real estate or
insurance. 800/mo. call 941-343-7863
Jim. jimbo437@yahoo.com



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CLEAN '89 MUSTANG LX 5.0 -
Everything works. Good paint, AC,
AM-FM. Runs exc, burns NO oil w/
215,000 ml. $2,500. Terry 261-0438
'03 MUSTANG COBRA Excellent
condition, 115,000 miles. Like new.
$11,000. Call Terry @ 261-0438.
1998 MERCURY GRANDE MARQUIS
LS 64,248 miles. Father's car. Must
sell. $6,500/OBO. (904)891-3791


Very nice beautiful home, 3 bedroom 4
with a good size yard for pool or boat. All
'--- fenced; newly painted exterior; 42" cabi-
plus counter top dining; split bedrooms,
volume ceilings, dining room used as
P i -- office plus front room for a den/play
-- room. Master has up-graded bath &
.' 2 closets.
$165,000 MLS#51455

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electric. Very bright 2BR/IBA home with
appliances, custom bunk beds and
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owned property on the south and west of
property.
$169,000 MLS#53589


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large screened pool facing green area.
Crown moldings, hurricane panels, granite
counters, all appliances, approx 1983 sq.ft.
and much much more! Beautiful views.

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