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What Christmas means

"This project has really helped show me the real meaning of Christmas, as cheesy as that sounds!"
says Shannon Philo of her plan to take Christmas gifts to children at Wolfson Children's Hospital.

She brings holiday to hospitalized kids

News Leader

1 h. Former Montessori School student volun-
,:-i there and has also coached a children's
i. n i team.
But it was hospitalized children who touched her
heart this holiday season.
The 18-year-old home-schooled'high school senior
plans to take donated Christmas gifts to kids at
Wolfson Children's Hospital on Thursday.
"I was riding in the car with my mom one night. A
Chlis iias song came on the radio and I said how
much I loved the holidays."
Mom was less enthusiastic, saying that Christmas
had become far too commercial and she didn't care for
it anymore.
"She said Christmas should be about being with
family and friends, reflecting on all you are blessed
with and giving to those you love."
Philo said she was inspired by her mother's words
and decided to do -,',, i,-ii ,, good for others.
"We get so caught up in what we are going to
receive each year that we forget all about the reason
we even have Christmas in the first place. I knew I
wanted to do some sort of holiday charity work and
Wolfson's was really the first thing that came to mind."
Grateful for the good health she and her family
enjoy, Philo said her heart was touched by the thought
of children spending Christmas in the hospital.
"1I wanted to do something for them, even some-

Instead offocusing on what's under
the tree for me, I want to give to
others less fortunate.'

thing as small as giving them a few Christmas pres-
flil .....1.l, she has handled m-ost of the project her-.
self, friends and family have joined in the effort, donat-
ing presents and helping to get the word out.
Philo shares her Fernandina Beach home with her
parents, Ron and Kim Philo, and her 13-year-old broth-
er, Ryan.
She'll be attending the University of Alabama next
"I love that this year instead of focusing on what's
under the tree for me, I've been working hard to give
to others less fortunate. It has been such a great expe-
Philo will have a drop-off day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at 1640 Plantation Oaks Lane on Saturday for anyone
who wants to donate presents for the young patients at
Anyone interested in donating also may contact her
directly. Her cell phone number is (802) 578-1228 and
her e-mail address is Shannonnpl8@aol.com.

County keeps lid

on impact ees


The Nassau County Commission
voted Monday to continue the county's
moratorium on impact fees for anoth-
er year.
At Commissioner Danny Leeper's
suggestion, the commission also voted
to create a task force to investigate
whether to rescind the fees perma-
nently at the end of that time.
Impact fees are charged to devel-
opers and used to help pay for new
growth. The commission first voted to
suspend the fees in June 2008 in an
effort to stimulate the local economy.
The original moratorium was slated at
six months, but the commission has
continued to renew it since then.
At Monday's meeting, local devel-
opers said reinstating the fees would
have a chilling effect on economic

'This economy has not gotten bet-
ter. This is not the time to bring these.
impact feps back," said Chris Hagan of
the Northeast Florida Buil ers
Association. 'This is really rnot the right
system to support funding for road
improvements.... I would ask this com-
mission to continue the moratorium
on impact fees for a year."
"Impact fees do, in fact, curb devel-
opment," said Mike Herzberg, also of
the Northeast Florida Builders
Association. "The current fee struc-
ture is cost-prohibitive to kick-start job
Adding impact fees to the cost of
new construction, Herzberg claimed,
could cut new businesses' profits
enough that they might hesitate to
open in the county. That would cost
the county government tax revenue
and keep new jobs from being created,

FEES Continued on 3A



A child-sized
snowman stands
guard in front of
Fantastic Fudge
on Centre Street
in downtown
Beach on
Wednesday. The
snowman was
built by Steve
Colwell, owner of
the store, who-has
been taking
advantage of
record cold
weather by filling
his 'yard with
snow made from
a snow machine
to entertain his
With rain and
temperatures in
the low 70s fore-
cast today and
Saturday, Frosty
may not be stick-
ing around, how-


The newly refurbished Florida House Inn has reopened on Third
Street in downtown Fernandina Beach. The local landmark will be
the subject of a special lecture, "The Florida House: Past, Present,
and Future," at The Amelia Island Museum of History on Jan. 14 at
6 p.m. Story, IB.


Spc. Kelly Mixon of Yulee, kneeling center, with his unit in Afghanistan, was killed Dec. 8 when an
insurgent attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. His funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Sunday at First Baptist Church on Eighth Street. Friends and supporters are urging the public to turn
out at 12:30 p.m. with flags waving along Eighth Street as his hearse proceeds from Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home to the church. Obituary 2A.

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FRIDAY. December 17.2010 NEWS News-Leader


Spc. Kelly Joseph Mixon
Spc. Kelly Joseph Mixon, 23, of
Fernandina Beach, was killed in action in
Chehel Gazi, Kandahar Provice,
Afghanistan, on December 8,2010. He was
assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker
Cavalry Regiment, Vilsek, Germany and
was half way through a 12-month assign-
ment in Afghanistan.
Kelly was a graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School, where he was an
accomplished drummer with the FBHS
Mighty Pirate Marching Band; later, he
was selected for the Jacksonville Jaguars
drum line from 2005-2006. Kelly was
employed for five years with PLA.E. restau-
rant at the Plantation, where he worked
his way up to sous chef. It was at PLA.E.
that he met his wife, Amy, who is an exec-
utive sous chef. After leaving the Army
Kelly planned to use the G.I. Bill to attend
a 4-year cultinary institute and fulfill his
lifelong dream of becoming an executive
chef. While in Germany he traveled exten-
sively, primarily to experience the cuisine
in various countries.
Kelly loved drumming, fishing, hunting
& cooking. He had a great sense of humor
& a beautiful smile. His favorite memories
were of times spent with his extended fam-
ily and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Amy, of

James Thomas Dawsey
James Thomas Dawsey, Senior, died
peacefully on December 15, 2010 after a
long battle with cancer.
A seven-year veteran of the United
States Navy, Doctor Dawsey spent over 30
years as a doctor of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, safeguarding thousands of
lives during the course of his career.
Between the years of 1980 and 1999, while
he was living in Palm Beach County he
served Bethesda Memorial Hospital and
the local community in many positions,
including: Chairman of the Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology, Secretary-
Treasurer of the Medical Staff, and
President of the Medical Staff.
After retiring from his medical prac-
tice, he continued serving
his fellow man in the
Nassau County Health
Department, as a Member
of the Board of the
Northeast Florida Healthy
Start Coalition, a Member
of the Board of the Area
Agency for the Aged, and in many capaci-
ties for the American Red Cross, including
as Chairman of Emergency Services for ten
Counties. As a member of the Rotary Club
of Fernandina Beach he enjoyed serving on
the scholarship committee and was active
with the club's dictionary project When not
participating in these and other volunteer
activities, he spent his rare free time pur-
suing his interest in shooting.
He was preceded in death by his first
son, John David Dawsey, in 1970, and is sur-
vived by his wife Teresa Russell Dawsey,
and his sons James Thomas Dawsey Jr.
and Jeremy Todd Dawsey.
A private memorial service will be
arranged in the coming weeks. Messages
of condolence may be left at www.green-
In lieu of flowers, donations to keep his
memory alive may be sent to the Rotary
Club of Fernandina Beach, Florida, or the
American Red Cross.
Green Pine Funeral Home

Patricia B. Noble
Patricia B. Noble, 88, of Fernandina
Beach, passed away peacefully on
Wednesday, December 15,2010, at Baptist
Medical Center, Nassau, with her family at
her side.
Mrs. Noble was born August 2, 1922
in Sacramento, CAto Howard H. and Verna
Fern Brown. She was pre-
ceded in death by her hus-
band of 64 years, Rev.
Charles H. Noble, Jr., and a
son, Thomas K. Noble.
Mrs. Noble moved to
Yulee in 2002 from
Owensboro, KY. She
retired as a church organist and pianist, and
had served at Settle Memorial United
Methodist Church in Owensboro, KY,
Christ United Methodist Church in
Memphis, TN, First United Methodist
Church in Sebring, FL, St. Marks

Fernandina Beach, parents
Julie & Harold Bargeron,
Jr., sister Cierra (14) &
brother Benjamin (6), of St.
Marys, GA, grandparents
t Opal Mixon Wells, Robert
"Pete" Mixon, Harold
Bargeron, Sr., all of
Fernandina Beach, aunts DeeAnna M.
Gillespie, Atlanta, GA, Shontelle Hardy of
Deltona, IF, Elizabeth Laycock of Live Oak,
FL, Tami Moligi of Binghamton, NY, Pam
of Cary, NC and uncle Robbie Mixon
(Ginny) of Fernandina Beach.
Specialist Mixon's body is anticipated
to be flown from Dover Air Force Base,
Dover, Delaware to Jacksonville Inter-
national Airport on Saturday, December
18, 2010 where the motorcade will form
and make its way to Fernandina Beach.
(When released and confirmed, the definite
arrival date and time will be available from
Oxley-Heard at 261-3644 or at www.oxley-
Upon arrival in Fernandina Beach his
remains will lie in state in the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home,
under guard provided by the Nassau
County and Fernandina Beach Fire and
Rescue Honor Guard. Those wishing to
visit and pay their final respects to a fallen
soldier are welcomed from 9:00 am-5:00
pm daily at Oxley-Heard, where the regis-

Methodist Church in Pensacola, FL and
Tenth Street Methodist Church in Atlanta,
GA. She was a member of Yulee United
Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son: Ron
(Emmie) Noble, Yulee, FL.; 6
Grandchildren, Michael, Matt, Telana,
Della, Gaines and Eron; 5 Great-grand-
children: Penny, Michael, Danell, Jesse
and Kendell; 1 great-grandchild: Nathan;
and daughter-in-law: Debbie.
The family will have private visitation
and services in the Stephens Chapel of
Green Pine Funeral Home. Mrs. Noble.
will be entombed beside her husband in
Owensboro Memorial Gardens in
Owensboro, KY.
Messages of condolence may be left at
Green Pine Funeral Home

Jimmye Owens-Williams
Ms. Jimmye Owens-Williams, affec-
tionately known as "J.O." was born in
Jasper, FL:to James and Viola Owens. She
married Curtis Williams, on November 26,
1997. Jimmye accepted the Lord Jesus
Christ as ler personal Savior at Mt. Olive
Missionary Baptist Church, Jasper FL,
under the leadership of the late EW.
Williams. She was a faithful member of
First Missionary Baptist Church,
Fernandina Beach, FL, Pastor Darien K.
Bolden, Sr. Jimmye was a devout Christian,.
who had a gift of service.
J,O. was a graduate of
J.R.E. Lee High School of
Jasper, FL. She went on to
further her education and
graduated from Florida
Memorial College in St.
Augustine, FL. After grad-
uation from college, Jimmye relocated to
Fernandina Beach, FL and began work-
ing for the Nassau County Public School
System. In 2003, Jimmye retired after thir-
ty-seven years of dedicated service.
Jimmye's reason for aspiring to become
the best English teacher ever to surface on
The Island of Eight Flags was to impact and
change the lives of her students. She was
a member of Who's Who Among American
Teachers, American Association Retire-
ment Program (AARP), Nassau County
Retired Educators Association, Historic
District Council Board Member of the
City of Fernandina Beach, FL, Nassau
County Teachers Union, where she vol-
unteered services for many years, a Senior
Class Sponsor, where she chaperoned bas-
ketball games and "Grad Night" trips,
Florida Education Association (FEA),
National Teachers Education Association
(NTEA), and was a member of the Nassau
County Grand Jury.
J.O. was preceded in transition by her
parents, James and Viola Owens; her sister,
Susan Owens Oliver; her brothers, James
"Knot" Owens, Thomas "Buddy" Owens,
and Redman "Bobby" Owens.
J.O. leaves to cherish her memory: her
Sisters, Hester Owens, Jasper, FL and Edna
Webb, Miami, FL; brothers, Raymond
Owens, Miami, FL and Charles (Sarah)

ter book is available for signing.
On Sunday, Specialist Mixon's body will
be transferred to the First Baptist Church
of Fernandina; where his body will lie in
state, at the altar, from 1:00 o'clock until
2:00 o'clock pm. Funeral services will com-
mence at 2:00 pm with Pastor Jeff Overton
of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
Anyone wishing to honor a young life sac-
rificed for their country is invited to attend.
Following the service, on Sunday, his
family will receive friends in the Family
life Center of First Baptist
(To respect the church's morning wor-
shipers exiting the parking area; funeral
attendees are asked to arrive after 1:00 pm,
on Sunday.)
He will be laid to rest in Arlington
National Cemetery, with Full Military
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be sent to Soldiers Angels, a net-
work of over 100,000 volunteers'which pro-
vides provides to U.S. soldiers & their
families wherever they are stationed
throughout the world. Gifts may be sent in
Kelly's honor to Soldiers Angels, 1792
Washington Blvd;, Pasadena, CA 91104, or
through their website: Soldiers Angels.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Barrett, Jennings, FL; adopted mothers,
Eva Parker, Cordele, GA and Emma Miller,
Fernandina Beach, FL; godchildren,
Sabrina Henry, Fernandina Beach, FL,
Tosheta Webb, Miami, FL, Darien Bolden,
Jr., and Kihron Bristol, Jacksonville, FL; a
host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends,
and students who she loved dearly.
Homegoing Service for Jimmye Owens-
Williams will be 10:00 AM Saturday,
December 18, 2010, at First Missionary
Baptist Church, 20 South Ninth Street,
Fernandina Beach, 'Rev. Darien K Bolden,
Sr., Pastor.
The family will. receive friends today
from 4-6:00 PM at First Missionary Baptist
Church. Interment will be in Bosque Bello
JE. Fratin & Sons Funeral Services

James M.Thigpen
James M.Thigpen, 87, of Yulee, Florida
passed awayThursday, December 15,2010
peacefully at his home.
A native of Toombs County, Georgia
he had lived in Nassau County for the past
thirty-eight years. Mr. Thigpen served in
the United States Army during World War
II being stationed in France and serving
in the European Theatre. During his career
he worked for Container Corp. of America,
(later to become Jefferson-Smurfit) Paper
Mill in Fernandina for .over thirty years
working as a millwright until his retire-
Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing
and loved spending time working in his
yard. In addition, he enjoyed building wood-
crafts for his home. He-arid his family were
longtime and active members of Prince of
Peace Lutheran Church in Fernandina.
He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-
two years, Dorothy L Thigpen, of Yulee,
Fla., son, Daniel Thigpen of Jacksonville,
Fla., two sisters, Lillian T. McGaha of Hazel-
hurst, Ga., and Sandra Fay Burke of Tampa,
Fla., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday
at 11 A.M. at Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church with Rev. Ida E. Iverson, pastor,
officiating. The family will receive friends
one-half hour prior to the service. He will be
laid to rest following the committal service
and the presentation of military honors in
Bosque-Bello Cemetery.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors


Joseph T. (Joe) Gushue Sr., 94, died
on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. Memorial serv-
ices will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec.
28 at Amelia Plantation Chapel.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
William Lee "Bill" Tucker, 78, of
Yulee died on Wednesday evening, Dec. 15,
2010. Memorial services will be held at a
later date at Yulee United Methodist
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors



Office moving
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency
of Nassau County is moving
its administrative offices the
week of Dec. 27.
The new office location
will open on Jan. 3 at the
Jasmine Office Center, 1303
Jasmine St., Suite 100, Fern-
andina Beach. Call 261-0801.
Alcoholics Anonymous
meetings for people who
have, or think they may
have, a drinking problem are
held Mondays at noon and
Saturday at 10 a.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
corner of Eighth Street and
Atlantic Avenue. All meet-
ings are held in classroom
201 behind the church, with
parking in the rear.
Food addicts
The Wednesday 7 p.m.

meeting of Food Addicts
Anonymous is suspended
until Jan. 5.
Meetings will resume on
that date at the same loca-
tion, the Alachua Club, locat-
ed at Third and Alachua
Streets (use the Third Street
Amelia Pottery Works
and Beadlemania will hold a
Christmas Open House, Art
Walk and Wine Tasting from
5 to 8 p.m. today in the
Pelican Palms Center, 821 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina
Beach. Refreshments will be
served. For information call
Blood drive
The Fernandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive
at Chili's in Yulee on Dec. 18
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For infor-
mation visit www.igive-


Presents for
Shannon Nicole Philo is a
high school senior in
Fernandina Beach who has
been home schooled for the'
past four years, which has
allowed her to be very active
in community service. 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 collecting gifts
through Dec. 23 and will
have a drop-off day at 1640
Plantation Oaks Lane on
Dec. 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Anyone interested in donat-
ing may contact her directly
at (802) 578-1228 or by email
at Shannonnpl8@aol.com.
Angel helpers
Magna's Salon, 103
Centre St., is partnering with
Quality Health Center's
"Adopt an Angel" program.
Quality Health has provided,
a wish list from 30 of its resi-
dents most wishing for
socks, hats, gloves, etc...
Magna's is accepting gift ,.
donations or cash and will
shop for the presents. The
program runs until Dec. 23.
Call 321-0404.
Save a pet
Nassau County Animal
Services has the ideal gift 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 to transport shelter
pets from our county to
Humane Societies and
SPCAs with higher adoption
rates. The receiving shelters
have mandatory spay/neuter
laws and strict adoption pro-
tocols and they are either no-
kill or low-kill. Cards may be
purchased at Nassau County
Animal Services, located off
A1A across from Target,
beside the DMV. Or call
Carol at 491-7440.
Campaign of Caring
The Council on Aging of
Nassau County has estab-

lished a new online donation
program that debuts this hol-
iday season: The "Campaign
of Caring."
Families can "adopt" an
anonymous senior, gifting
them with what they need
most. Contributions may pro-
vide life-sustaining trips for
kidney dialysis, nutritional
needs through Meals-on-
Wheels, in-home caregivers,
activities in one of COA's
senior centers, or even adult
Donations may be made
at http://coanassau.com/
donate. Or call Marla
McDaniel, COA develop-
ment manager, at 335-0335.
Kitty wish 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 chari-
Christmas Angels
Be an angel for an ageless
one. Quality Health of
Fernandina Beach is looking
for "angels" to help provide a
happy Christmas for its resi-
dents. Contact the activities
department for an "angel
assignment" or for more
information at 261-0771.
Senior Angel Tree
As you begin thinking of
how you will give back this
holiday season, please con-
sider sponsoring a low-
income senior citizen for
Christmas. Purchasing a lit-
tle something from a Senior
Angel's wish list will help
bring joy, hope and a sense
of importance into the lives
of the often alone and forgot-
ten. For information call
Mary Moore at 321-0435 or
stop by The Salvation Army
Hope House at the corner of
Ninth and Date streets.


Peggy Albrecht is a mem-
ber of First Presbyterian

511 Ash Street,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
(904)261-3696 Fax 261-3698
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misidentified in a photo on
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Children were
urged to mail their
letters to Santa no
later than Dec. 20.
December 15,

S5 A dumping fee
5 of $3-60 went into
effect for construc-
YEARSI tion debris at the
new county landfill
near Sandhill west of Yulee.
December 18, 1985

S 'he Nassau
County Sheriff's
Office arrested a
YEARS 15-year-old Hilliard
---- boy in connection
with a slew of thefts and bur-
December 15, 2000

FRIDAY, December 17.2010 NEWS News-Leader

A woman goes missing,

and a decade goes by

Community Newspapers

As of Tuesday, Jackie
Markham has been missing 10
Her family still grieves for
the loving mother and grand-
mother who disappeared from
her Callahan home. They will
spend another Christmas with-
out her as they continue to wait
for someone to come forward
with new information about her
"It's been 10 years," said
Todd Myrick, Markham's son-
in-law. "It's certainly been a
cold case at this point. Our
hope is that somebody who
knows has a change of heart of
not keeping that secret and
coming forth with the infor-
Markham, 51, was last seen
at.the former Eckerd drug-
store in Callahan just after 7
p.m. on Dec. 14,2000. She was
scheduled to leave on a trip to
visit family in the Tampa area
the next afternoon. The grand-
mother had planned to cele-
brate an early Christmas and
the birthdays of two of her
grandchildren. Since her dis-
appearance, two more grand-
children have joined the fami-
ly, which includes Markham's
three children: Scott NeSmith,
Melissa Myrick and Lisa
"She was there and then
she was supposedly heading
home and her car was at her
house," said Myrick, who
serves as the family spokesper-
son. "They think it started at
her house.... We know her car
got there."
During the initial investi-
gation, Nassau County Sher-
iff's Office detectives, under
,former sheriff Ray Geiger,
searched the Spring Lake
Estates home but found little
physical evidence and no signs
of a struggle, Myrick said.
"There really wasn't a crime
scene," he said. "She just dis-
Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Reeves
was brought in a few months
later to investigate, but the
investigation yielded few clues
and no real suspects. Mark-
ham's purse was found months
later near an abandoned box-
car on Jacksonville's north
The fact that she remains
missing has been an emotion-
al hardship on the family who
continues to seek answers.
"There's still that hole
there, that wound, you know.
There's no place to go to
mourn her," Myrick said.
He recalled happier times
just a few weeks prior to when
she went missing.
"The last time we saw her
was at Thanksgiving in 2000,"
Myrick said. "Her frame of
mind was very good. She had
gotten her house, she had
moved from her apartment and
had decorated and had all the
family there for Thanksgiving."
The family was immediate-
ly concerned when they

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received news that Markham
did not show up for work Dec.
15, 2000, at Cheetah
Transportation in Jacksonville
where she worked as.dis-
In the first few weeks of the
investigation, family members
spent hours driving around
Jacksonville and surrounding
areas checking garbage cans
and ditches for signs of
"You think about every-.
thing housing developments,
checking dumpsters," Myrick
said. "We drove around for
weeks after this happened.
We'd check a garbage bag that
was lying in the ditch. The fear
now is that a body was taken
out to sea or something like
that because nothing has
turned up."
Because Markham was an
adult, an assumption is that.
she may have left her home at
her discretion.;
"When someone says 'went
missing' the first assumption
is that they just walked away,"
Myrick said. "It's very non-
committal. The thing that we
saw about the whole thing is a
child gets abducted but when
it's an adult it's 'went missing.'"
He continued, "It's not like

'poof' they're not around any-
more. There's a big reason
why the person went missing."
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves
said the case remains an active
case although nothing new has
surfaced. Reeves came out of
retirement to work on the case
exclusively from June 5, 2006,
through Feb. 20, 2007.
Witnesses were again inter-
viewed as Reeves conducted a
timeline leading up to
Markham's disappearance as a
supplement to the original
"(There was) nothing sig-
nificant that would lead us to
where she was or what hap-
pened," Seagraves said.
"I know it's important for
the family to have closure,"
Seagraves said. "It's got to be
frustrating. They only have
memories to hang on to. If any-
one has any information we
would like to know what. hap-
pened to her her where-
abouts and what occurred. I
would love to know what hap-
pened to her to put some clo-
sure in the family's life."
Anyone with any informa-
tion about Markham's disap-
pearance is asked to call the
sheriff's office at (904) 879-
1563 or 225-0331.



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The chairman of Nassau
County's Vision Into Action
Committee gave his first report
to the county commission at
their Monday meeting.
The committee, originally
called the Strategic Action
Group, was formed in 2009 to
find ways to implement the
county's Vision 2032 plan.
The vision plan, over two
years in the making, was adopt-
ed in 2009 after a series of pub-
lic meetings, where citizens
gave their input on the direc-
tion in which they wanted the
county to go. The plan includes
recommendations for infra-
structure, housing,.recreation
and open space, education and
other areas of concern.
"You will recall that this
grouping of people has been
put together as a result of a res-
olution that the board passed
in April of 2009, during which
we were in the aftermath of the
Vision 2032 report," VIA
Chairman Mac Noden said
'The first order of business
for the group was to take a look
at the acronym for the Strategic
Action Group and decide that it
was not the most felicitous short
acronym SAG and change

FEES Continued from 1A
he said.
"Do you want nothing to go
on for a period of years, or
would you rather say, 'Let's get
those jobs in here and maybe
get this economy turned
around?'" he said. "I can assure
you that when developers are
considering projects and look-
-ing at these numbers, they're
saying; You kiow what? It does-
n't work.'"
Leeper said the entire impact
fee system needed to be recon-
"We can sit here tonight
and do two things," Leeper said.
"We could reinstate (the fees),
but what sense does that make?
Or we could suspend them for
,,another., .three.,,months, six
months or even another year,
but then we'll be right back here
having this conversation."
Instead, Leeper proposed


the name to
what we were
actually doing
- the Vision
Into Action
Noden said
the committee
was making
plans on how
to implement
the Vision

2032 recommendations.
"We were by statute asked to
look at 11 different critical areas.
One thing that became clear is
that we could not tackle all 11
simultaneously," he said. "We
have essentially decid-tl on
adopting a priority list.
"It was agreed unanimously
that we would take ourfirst cut
at health care and social issues
and our second at recreation
and open space -, both areas
that were at the forefront of the
public comment during the
vision process," he added.
"Our next set of issues in the
quarter to come has to do with
a series of public hearings on
these two areas, healthcare and
social issues, and recreation and
open space."
These public meetings,
according to Noden's report,
will "begin the process of for-
mulating recommendations" on
healthcare and recreation.

extending the moratorium for
another year and creating an
11-member task force to con-
sider revamping the impact fee
"They'll be charged with
evaluating the existing system...
and any alternative funding
sources, and bring back a rec-
ommendation," he said. "If we
can get this started this month
and they. could convene in
January, we're looking at ...
October tj finalize a recom-
mendationI In December, we'd
really havq an ordinance that
can benefit the people of this
county." '
"One point I want to make is
that it's not just development
and fees it is about jobs,"
Commissioner Stacy Johnson
said. "... This is one form of
incentive that we can offer to
businesses coming to Nassau
County. Commissioner Leeper,
I think this is a phenomenal

Noden said the committee
is also attempting public out-
"One of the early things that
we decided we would do is try
to provide an outlet for public
knowledge and understanding
of what we do," he said. "So we
created a public Facebook page.
... We've had almost 100 visits to
the site in the last 30 days."
The page can be accessed
by visiting Facebobk and typ-
ing "Vision Into Action" into the
search field.
Commissioner Stacy John-
.son, who also sits on the VIA
committee, stressed the impor-
tance of finding ways to imple-
ment the Vision 2032 plan.
'This is one of the' 1 11;. we
heArd years ago, that (citizens)
didn't want the vision plan to
just be. put on the shelf," she
"I'm very confident that what
we've done so far is going to
work,",; said Commissioner
Barry Holloway. "We've put a
lot of it in our comp plan already.
It's good that we can show the
people that we have done some-
thing with this, and we're going
to carry, it forward to fruition
to help the.people of our coun-
ty." -: "
Noden. said. he would con-
tinue to make quarterly reports
on the committee's progress.

idea:". , I.
Commissioner Barry Hollo-
way, who: questioned the wis-
dom of suspending the fees in
2008, also supported Leeper's
plan on the condition devel-
opers-realized the task force
could bring back a recommen-
dationto reinstate the fees.
"I remember asking builders
how many shovels they were
going to put in the ground
tomorrow if we waived impact
fees (in 2008), and they said
zero," he said. "They were very
honest about it they were look-
ing down the road.
"I commend you, Commis-
sioner Leeper, for bringing this
forward," he added. "I think it's
a great idea. I would support
' thisfor one, year as long as wec
go inwith oneeye open.' .
The commission voted 5-0
to continue the moratorium and
create the task force.

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4 .K .t Nassau Habitat
...Ifor Humanity
.President Ken
f "Brendle and Pat
McCarthy, above,
are enthusiastic
answers a build-
ing question for
Habitat volunteers
Pat McGrogan
and Ted Wessel,
left. "(Pat
patience in work-
ing with us and
showing how we
can build things
better is truly
Brendle said.


Asset to Habitat

for Humanity

Nassau Habitat for
Humanity President Ken
Brendle has nothing but good
things to say about volunteer
Pat McCarthy.
"Pat has great people skills
as construction overseer, help-
ing volunteers who may have
never built anything. His real
job is to help organize, teach
and lead our construction vol-
unteers into a building team,"
said Brendle.
"At our daily briefings where
we discuss the day's tasks and
key safety considerations, Pat is
great at getting each volunteer
to share a bit of insight. He also
makes sure people get to help
build, have fun and work
together safely"
McCarthy shares his home
with wife, Jan. The couple has
two grown children, Chris and
Shannon, and a new grand-
"Nassau Habitat for
Humanity is like a big family of
volunteers. We all enjoy what
we do, have a good time doing
it and have the satisfaction of
having helped someone along
the way."
A general contractor who
has worked in the area for 27
years, McCarthy said he was
honored to be asked to help the
organization after longtime vol-
unteer Paul Kaiser stepped
down from supervising the
building team.
Originally from Atlanta,
McCarthy moved to

Fernandina Beach in 1983. He
has served many years as
Scoutmaster of Troop 89 in
Fernandina and is involved with
their annual Christmas tree
"Volunteering is a longtime
tradition in my family. It was
instilled in me at an early age.
My grandmother used to take
people in who were down on
their luck and feed them and
find them a place to stay. My
parents, who live in
Jacksonville, also volunteered
with many different organiza-
tions including Lutheran Social
Services and Habitat for
Habitat for Humanity
International has been dedi-
cated to building quality, afford-
able housing since 1976.
All people, regardless of
religious affiliation, are wel-
come to benefit from the pro-
gram or volunteer their servic-
es to assist pending
Habitat of Nassau County is
currently building its 28th
Single adults are required
to contribute 300 hours and
couples 400 hours of sweat
equity on their homes. Family
members and friends may help
with those hours.
Home recipients also
make a down payment and sign
a 20-year, interest-free mort-
To learn more about Habitat
for Humanity visit www.habi-
tat.org or call 277-0600.
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FRIDAY December 17, 2010 NEWS News-Leader

No Wallsfor the Small'

Local author pens book for children 'to engage'

News Leader

Most people of a certain age
remember their childhoods
being spent outdoors exploring
and playing in lhe natural envi-
ronment from dawn until dusk
weather permitting, of course.
Local resident Nan
Kavanaugh, in collaboration
with New York-based illustra-
tor Ryan Ford, has written a
children's book, No Walls for
the Small, that addresses the
freedom and pleasure of playing
outdoors. The book encourages
children to do that strange, old-
fashioned thing: get together
with your neighbors and make
your own wild, spontaneous ftin.
Kavanaugh, who has two
young children, says the book is
the result of a collection of chil-
dren's poetry she began writ-
ing in 2004. After trying in vain
to get the poems published,
Kavanaugh and Ford decided
to take one of the strongest
poems and turn it into an illus-
trated story for kids.
"For this story, I was think-
ing about kids, and what mem-
ories of their childhood they
were going to have,"
Kavanaugh said. The book tells
the story of a group of children
who decide to leave their dull
living rooms and set out on their
own outdoor adventure.
Eventually, the children are
joined by their parents.
After many futile attempts,
beginning in 2007, to get the
book in print by commercial
publishers, Ford and
Kavanaugh-made the decision
to publish the book themselves.
"Ideally we'd like it to get
picked up by a large publish-
er," Kavanaugh said. "It's in peo-
ple's hands now. It's been a
long, long journey."
Ford, who lives in Brooklyn,
N.Y., said he gave a lot of cred-
it to Kavanaugh for taking care

Young Democrats
Nassau County Young
Democrats will meet for
Trivia Night on Tuesday at 7
p.m. at Caf6 Karibo in Fern-
andina Beach. Democrats age
40 and under are invited. For
more information, email sec-
Young Republicans
Nassau County Young
Republicans will have their

of the business side of the ven-
"'Te done illustrations for
writers before, but nothing
huge," he said.
"The whole process was
interesting," Ford said. "When
Nan had the two kids, the proj-
ect just disappeared. Beginning
in 2010, she said, 'Let's make
this happen.'"
The book, Kavanaugh said,
is essentially about how chil-
dren of today have so much
technology at their fingertips
that they don't have as much
opporturlity to use their imagi-
"Video games are very iso-
lating," Kavanaugh said.
"Human interaction is so valu-
able for development ... kids are
only going to do what their par-
ents tell them to do. They're so
dependent on parents for lead-
ership and guidance."
Kavanaugh said she has also
been disappointed by the apathy
of Generation Y when it comes
to basic family duties.
"It's a lot of work to engage
with your children," Kavanaugh
said. "It's so easy to just turn
on the TV."
"It's about finding a balance,
and finding meaningful time
with the family," she said.
Kavanaugh said about 200
copies of the book were sold
through a recent Amazon.com
marketing campaign. She and
Ford plan to publish a series of
books using nine more of
Kavanaugh's poems for chil-
Five percent of all book sales
are being donated to the Fresh
Air Fund, an organization that
sends inner-city children to live
in the country with host families
during the summer months.
The book is available at
Amazon.com and at Books Plus
at 107 Centre St., Fernandina

Leeper vice chair of TPO

The North Florida TPO has
elected Nassau County
Commissioner Danny Ieeper
vice chair. Leeper had been
treasurer the past two years.
- In addition, two TPO com-
mittees elected their leadership
for 2011. Scott Herring, Nassau
County Engineering, was elect-
ed vice chairman of the
Technical Coordinating
Committee, primarily planners
and engineers who represent
various local governments with-
in the TPO boundary who eval-
uate the technical sufficiency,
accuracy and viability of pro-
posed plans.
The Citizens Advisory

Committee elected Melinda
Luedtke, a Nassau County citi-
zen, as chairman. Luedtke, who
has a background in trans-
portation finance, had served as
vice chairman two years. The
advisory committee is a volun-
teer body of residents and busi-
ness people who review trans-
portation plans from a
community perspective.
The North Florida TPO
deals with transportation, trade
and land use issues. It is gov-
erned by a 15-member board
of elected officials and trans-
portation agency representa-
tives. The website is

monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday at Strikers Bowling
Center on US 17 in Yulee.
Discounted rates are available
so that family, friends and
children may attend as well.
Nassau County Young
Republican meetings are
open to any interested
To RSVP or for informa-
tion contact Amanda Young at
com or (904) 207-2181.


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oration with New York-based illustrator Ryan Ford. The
book's quirky, colorful illustrations by Fofd, left, help
tell the story of a group of kids whodecide to play out-
doors rather than stay inside watching-TV.

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FRIDAY. December 17. 2010 NEWS News-Leader

O (blankety-blank) Christmas tree

A after weeks of being sick, I was look-
ing forward to getting the house dec-
orated for Christmas. My wife and I
managed to get the decorations out
of the attic without falling and injuring our-
selves. The placing of lights in the shrubbery
and flowerbeds went uneventfully. We even
managed to find all the Nativity figurines.
I managed to pull it off without a single
cuss word. Well, OK. There were a few exple-
tives muttered when I lost the hammer in the
flowerbed mulch. Otherwise, it was easy
cheesy this year. Too easy, I thought.
Then I moved on to the Christmas tree.
Picking the tree for our living room is some-
thing my wife and I usually do together. But
because we were running behind schedule
this year, I decided to fly solo one afternoon
when my wife was shopping.
Bad omen number one.
Instead of the full-bodied nine-foot tree we
usually get for our living room, I found a small-
er tree with less body. It was also cheap. OK,
so it's crooked at the top. Nothing our oft bon-
do'd and perma-glued angel tree topper can't
hide, I reasoned.
Bad omen number two.
The tipoff should've been the Barnum and
Bailey circus music I heard playing in theI
background instead of Grandma Got Rai, Over
by a Reindeer.
"You need one of these guaranteed-'to-hold-
your-tree-up without fuss, muss or cuss`
Christmas tree stands," the salesman chanted,
appearing in the aisle like the ghost, of
Christmas Past and grinning like a demented
elf. "Yessiree. Take a look at this beauty. Put
your tree in this basin. Fasten basin clamps

with protective ends that are
guarandangteed not to bore
into the tree trunk. Set the
assembled tree and basin
into the receiver. Adjust the
tree till it's perfectly straight
Sand step on this here black
lever which locks into place
* and this tree ain't going
nowhere, bubba. Since
CUPIOF you're my last customer,
JOE I'm gonna let you have it for
-... only $59.95. Whaddya say,
buddy? Aintcha tired of
Joe Palmer fussing and fighting with that
old wobbly tree stand of yours? This is high
P.T* Barnum's observations about suckers
should've rung like Christmas bells but I
walked out with the blasted thing.
Bad omen number three.
Now, there's nothing wrong with our old
tree stand. It's a spike on four legs. You drill a
hole in the base of the tree and impale the tree
on the spike and it stands there as straight and
steady as the Eiffel Tower. But using it meant
another trip into the attic, so I threw caution to
the wind and bought the Rube Goldberg of all
Christmas tree stands. I couldn't wait to get
home and try it out.
Final bad omen before looming domestic
Some assembly required? Uh-oh.
This from a man who always bought his
kids' wagons preassembled because diagrams
and instructions seem like hieroglyphics.
What the H-E double toothpicks is a hexago-
nal sponduled twizzle driver anyhow? I'm pret-

ty dang sure I don't have one of those in my
tool box.
"It looks like an Allen wrench, honey," my
not technically challenged spouse said helpful-
ly. "Maybe that'll work."
I got the dang Allen wrench stuck in the
twizzle drive aperture and couldn't free it. In
despair, I tried to pry it out with a screwdriver
and buried tip of said tool deep in my left
" I bellowed, spewing blood everywhere while
cursing my cardiologist for insisting I remain
on blood thinners so I won't die of a blood clot,
just to exsanguinate assembling a Christmas
tree stand.
"Aww, honey," my sweet wife consoled me.
"I'll run get you a Bandaid."
Bandaid my foot. I need a tourniquet, I
thought, ruining my favorite Grateful Dead T-
After three hours of cursing and swearing
and vowing to hunt down and murder the
salesman in cold blood, and with much help
from my not technically challenged wife, I
finally got the blasted thing assembled. We
high-fived each other as we set the tree in the
base and successfully completed the rest of
the assembly. We were putting the second
strand of lights on when the tree began lean-
ing like the Tower of Pisa. Before we could
grab it, it crashed like a cheap computer.
I took the Rube Goldberg tree stand back
the next day and climbed up in the attic and
found my old one. It's ugly but it works and
there's no assembly, cursing or hemorrhaging


Move election

to November
Fernandina Beach Commissioners will
consider Tuesday initial approval of an ordi-
nance to move the city election from April.
to November.
We believe this is the right thing to do.
We have long supported a move of the
city election from spring to November for
one simple reason it will dramatically
increase voter turnout.
The change also will save the city money.
Having agreed to have the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections run the city vote, it
will cost Fernandina Beach nothing to have
an election in even-numbered years when
there are federal, state and other elections
on the ballot as well.
But the cost savings are negligible when
compared to the advantages of having a
larger: number of voters choose our city
Just 16 percent of registered voters par-
ticipated in the city election in April. By con-
trast, more than half of city voters cast bal-
lots in the November election. Turnouts of
20 percent or less in spring municipal elec-
tions are not uncommon. A turnout of
greater than 50 percent in November is the
Some have suggested it's not the quanti-
ty of voters, but the quality of voters that
counts. They fret that city elections will be
lost among all the other races on the ballot.
We find that anti-democratic to the extreme.
It's an insult to registered voters in the city.
The best evidence that more voters
might be better? The quality of the commis-
sioners we get now. Low turnouts may pro-
duce quality voters, but do they produce
quality government? We don't think so.
In fact, the best case against the move is
that it gives each of the sitting commission-
ers an extra six months to their current
term. But that's a price we're willing to pay
in the short term for better local govern-
ment in the long term. We can vote the ras-
cals out as easily in November as April.
The other prospective change would end
runoff elections in favor of commissioners
winning with a plurality of the vote the first
time. Given the larger turnout, this seems
reasonable to us. The cost of runoff elec-
tions is excessive, the turnout often even
more pitiful than in the first election.
Besides, a commissioner who wins with a
plurality in November will get far more
votes than a commissioner now gets with a
majority of votes in the May runoff.
The Charter Review Commission, which
has seen too few of its worthy recommenda-
fions endorsed by the and voters, solidly
supported a move to November. So, appar-
ently, do all the current commissioners. So
do we.


City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
Mayor Susan Steger: 261-4372,
email: ssteger@fbfl.org
Vice Mayor: Tim Poynter: 415-6533 (cell)
email: tpoynter@fbfl.org
Eric Childers: 261-0116, ericchilders.com
email: echilders@fbfl.org
.Jeff Bunch: 415-4902 email: jbunch@fbfl.org
Arlene Filkoff: 583-8629, email: afilkoff@fbfl.org

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Bad management
I am alarmed that the city's man-
agement problems continue to run
In recent years, we have suffered
through unresolved problems at the
marina, personnel and fee issues at
the golf course, and ill-conceived
and unpopular proposals such as
parking kiosks.
Now comes the revelation that a
major airport tenant is 17 months
and $65,000 behind in his rent. The
first time this was brought up by a
commissioner, the city manager
denied any knowledge of this matter.
I find it unbelievable that he was
unaware of the situation.
Now, it is incumbent upon a ten-
ant to pay his rent on time and in
accordance with his lease. However,
if the landlord fails to enforce the
terms, why should the lessee worry?
When the issue was placed on
the Dec. 7 agerfda, il il,: I(Lqu,:l
of a commissioner, i' p ii it-d
as a "process" matter.
Baloney! It's a management mat-
ter; more particularly, it constitutes
dereliction on the part of the city
manager in the execution of his
managerial and fiduciary responsi-
bilities to his employer. That's us.
I watched and listened with grow-
ing disbelief and anger as the city
finance director struggled to cover
for her boss as he crouched behind
his computer screen and threw the
airport manager under the bus. He
completely failed to acknowledge
his responsibility in this.
This abysmal lack of leadership
can only lead to the citizens' loss of
confidence in the people we have
entrusted to manage our city. It is
well past time for the city commis-
sion to rectify the city manager's
deficiencies so glaringly displayed
that evening.
I urge the commission to start
the new year right by ridding us of
a city manager who does not man-
Andrew J. Curtin
Fernandina Beach

Victorian Tea
We recently attended the
Victorian Tea, an annual event spon-
sored by the Amelia Island Museum
of History. We wish to thank the
Museum of History staff and vol-
unteers for all of the planning it
takes to put together a wonderful
event like this, and for the special-
ly prepared savory and sweet foods
and teas that were served. We also
wish to thank George and Barbara
Sheffield for so graciously opening
their beautiful home, the Bailey
House, to everyone who so enjoyed
this event. We hope that the
Museum of History will continue
to host this Victorian Tea and that
the community will continue to sup-
port these efforts.
Robyn Nemes,
Carol Newton laPorte,
Charity Chapman
Fernandina Beach

Astitch in time
Did you know that Walmart in
Fernandina is preparing to close
the fabric department in the
store? Anyone who uses the fabric,
department knows that this section
is always extremely busy. It is not
only a place to buy fabrics but a
meeting place for people who like to
sew. Quilters, of whom there are
hundreds, and people who make
their own clothes will be without a
place to purchase reasonably
priced fabric. There are also many
people such as myself who use
the fabric to make handbags, chil-
dren's clothes, wallets and welder's
caps that are sold on websites to


help feed their families.
Since the great recession began,
the number of people sewing has
greatly increased. Profits of fabric
stores have soared. Unfortunately,
it is 48 miles to. the closest fabric
store in Jacksonville that is one
hour by car if the traffic is light.
I know of two communities that
have been able to stand up to
Walmart and keep the fabric depart-
ment. In a town in Iowa, the city
council sued Walmart to keep it
because the closest place to buy
fabric was 50 miles away. Sound
familiar? Valdosta, Ga., a place clos-
er to home had a different idea. The
people here protested in front of
the store and collected signatures
on a petition promising to boycott
the store if the fabric was removed.
They kept up the pressure and it
The point I am trying to make is
that if we want to keep it, we have to
fight for it. I know it's a bad time of
year to have to put this on our
plates, however, Walmart knows
that, too. They plan the clearance
sales and closings to coincide with
the busiest time of the year so the
people don't have time to fight it.
Let's now let it slip through our fin-
gers because we are too busy.
Please help us save our fabrics
department. Call or send email to
your county commissioners and city
council members, sign a petition or
start one of your owh. Go to the
store and tell the manager that you
will boycott the store if he doesn't
keep the fabrics. Call the Walmart
home office and let them know as
well. Join a small but quickly grow-
ing group of people who are dedi-
cated to saving the fabrics depart-
For more information contact
me at loribeatty@bellsouth.ent or
(904) 442-6302.
Lori Beatty
Fernandina Beach

Thank you again to the young
couple that helped the "elderly man"
(me) dump his trailer load of yard
debris at the Sandhill Recycle
Center the afternoon of Friday, Dec.
10. I1 was told by the Sandhill atten-
dant that you returned after paying
your dumping fee and exiting the
landfill and asked that you might
re-enter so that you could assist me'
in unloading my trailer. Thank you
for your time and labor you so gen-
erously gave. I will try to pass this
act of kindness on at the first oppor-
Merry Christmas!
Albert Porter
Fernandina Beach

Founding Fathers
What would the Founding
Fathers say in the closing weeks of
Now that the holiday of Thanks-
giving is over, what we witnessed
was not a time of giving and sharing
for the blessings God bestowed on
America. We shudder at the thought
that Good Friday is overshadowed
by Black Friday, and it was more
important to worship the marketers
and purchase the newest of gadgets
through debt and the use of credit.
In our time, we gave thanks for
another meal, another time to sit
down with our loved ones, husbands
and wives, sisters and brothers,
cousins and neighbors, all with one
thing in mind, "To God be the
thanks and may His blessings last
We see your nation crumbling,
and we ask you in simple words,
"What is it going to take for you as
a people to repent for your apathy
and complacency while America is
dying from within?" Wewonder why
you do not hear the calling of your
souls to take heed of the danger.
The wisdom that we brought forth
in the documents and for the pur-
pose they were written has been
distorted and allowed to dominate
your government.
Still you do not understand that
with God's hand and those same
documents, America can be saved
from within and need not suffer any
longer. It took guns, blood and the
loss of thousands of lives before we
became free.
You have books, documents,
communications abilities not known
in our time, and yet you cannot free
yourselves of the greed, corruption
and theft of your nation while you
wait for someone else to fix the prob-
lems for you. Let us see you give
thanks for the opportunity and use
the tools to restore America to salt
and light for the world to grasp and
cling to for hope and freedom for
Now we have also witnessed
another Christmas come to pass,
and once again, we saw not a cele-
bration of the birth of Christ, but
the worshipping of the marketers
and the attempt to eliminate
Christianity in places like billboards,
modern icedia, talk shows, etc. We
observed over and over children
being denied to celebrate the birth
of Christ in song and pageantry.
Too many were mocked and
ridiculed for believing in Jesus
Christ and wishing to share their
faith with others. We find your
excuses and your tolerance unac-
ceptable when it comes to allowing
the literal facts about God creating

America, why he created America,
and that America's destiny was to
glorify Him and serve a free world
in His name.
We envision the New Year with
hope and yearning for you, the true
believers and followers of
Christianity to rise from the shad-
ows and take your proper place, for
reclaiming America for the glory of
God. We simply say, if you need to
show tolerance to someone, let it
not be your enemies, but to your
fellow Americans as they learn the
truth and join you in battle. You are
all being called to make the final
stand against a new world order,
governed by the godless dictators
who wish to enslave you and the.
generations to come behind you.
May God truly grant you the time
that it is going to take to reclaim
America in His name.
Daniel W. Ort Sr.
Fernandina Beach

On behalf of all animals at
Nassau County Animal Services, I
am asking for your help. The coun-
ty is unable to provide regular vet-
erinary care for its animals. They
are unable to turn away any animals,
no matter what their condition. If
an animal is obviously ill or severe-
ly abused it will get medical atten-
tion. But as you know, most illness-
es may not present themselves
immediately and without regular
visits by a professional some ill-
nesses will go unnoticed.
Nassau County suffers from ter-
rible rumors that they euthanize for
no reason. This is not the case or I
could not speak on their behalf."
They have new management.
Without regular care the animals
get sick and if severe enough they
end up being euthanized anyway. I
have worked in shelters for several
years and an animal that has been in
a cage for many months becomes
un-adoptable. There is no time limit,
they stay until their health or men-
tal status declines.
I am pleading for your assistance!
Just a couple of hours as a volunteer;
check the animals, provide your
facilities for testing and medications.
A veterinary technician has the abil-.
ity to look at an animal and deter-
mine if it may need medical care. A
retired veterinarian that can volun-
teer would be just as helpful.
As a neighbor in this communi-
ty, please think about the time you
can provide to save the animals. If
you are able to help or can recom-
mend an alternative, contact them at
Anjanette Lee





The Cub Scouts from Pack
353 participated in the
holiday season by singing
Christmas carols for the
residents at Quality Health
on Lime Street in
Fernandina Beach. The
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The Amelia Island Parent Cooperative Preschool students performed Christmas
Carols, Dec. 10 for the seniors at the Council on Aging of Nassau's Senior Center
Eastside location. After the singing, a surprise visit from Santa ended the morning
with. a sweet treat.
From left above, Frank Curzio, daughter Brianna, 2, COA senior Lois Register,
Santa, Karen Curzio with baby Brittany, and Mary Scarboro helping with Santa's sack
of candy canes.
Santa listens to what Nicholas Martino is counting off, with COA senior Mary
Scarboro, above right.
Lois Register, left, takes it all in as Santa concentrates on Candace Aldridge.
The Council on Aging of Nassau County is helping Santa connect with other local
kids, too, through Tuesday. 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 num-
ber and time windows for contacting by phone. The flyers are available at the COA,
1367 South 18th St.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will try three times to reach 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 .ler r y Christnas. Proceeds will help Santa help local
seniors with Meals on Wheels and other programs. For information call 261-0701.


Book fest tickets
Tickets to all the Amelia
Island Book Festival's ticket-
ed events are now on sale for
members. Tickets for non-
members go on sale Jan. 1.
Visit www.ameliaislandbook-
festival.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' Work-
shop Luncheon, Rick Bragg,
Author's Luncheon keynote
speaker, and Jamie Ford, the
Books 'n Jazz on the Marsh
keynote speaker.
Free events include the
Authors in Schools on Friday
and the Readers' Festival and
Children's Chapter on
Saturday. For information
visit www.ameliaislandbook-
festival.com or call 624-1665.
News-Leader columnist
Cara Curtin will be signing
her new book, City Side Bar:
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Paradise, as well as her other
Lt. Wilson Murder Mystery
Series books from 2-4 p.m.
today at Books Plus, 107
Centre St.
Pamela Mueller will sign
her historical novel, Splendid
Isolation: The Jekyll Island
Millionaires' Club 1888-1942,
from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 18.
Jacksonville Police Chief
Bruce Thomason will sign
his latest murder mystery,
The Six O'Clock Rule, from
11 a.m.-4 p.m. On Dec. 19
children's author Jan diRuzzo
will sign The Lost Mermaid
. from noon-4 p.m. Becky
Duke will sign her Celebrating
Marriage series from
1:30-6 p.m.
On Christmas Eve, News-
Leader columnist, author and
angler Terry Lacoss will sign
his Redfish and King Mackerel
books from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Children's author Paul
Hayden will sign Byron, The
Lonely Christmas Tree and
Chicken of the Sea from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. Call 261-0303.
Devotional book
Callahan author Phyllis
Holmes will be available to
sign copies of her Christian
devotional book, Be Ye Lifted
Up: A Daily Devotional, Dec.
18 from 1-4 p.m. at Books-A-
Million, 738 Marsh Landing
Pkwy., Jacksonville.
Be Ye Lifted Up has a mes-
sage for each day to give
readers hope and strength to
weather the storms of life and
learn how to be a winner even
in the worst of times.
For information, contact

Traci Jones at 888-361-9473 or
Libraries dosed
The Nassau County Public
Library System will be closed
Dec. 24-27 for the Christmas
holiday. The book drops will
remain open.
Special program
A Friends of the Library
luncheon program on
Pulitzer-prize winning author
and photographer Eudora
Welty, known for her incisive
yet compassionate portrayals
of characters from the
American South, will be held
Jan. 7 at noon at the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation
Resort, Racquet Park Heron
A recipient of the
Presidential 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 mem-
bers and $40 for non-mem-
bers and available at the
Fernandina Beach Library or
reserve a space by calling


Air Force Master Sgt.
Marrian A. James has re-
ceived a bachelor's degree in
workforce education and
training from Southern Illi-
nois University, Carbondale.
While on active duty, mili-
tary members are encour-
aged to further their educa-
tion through off-duty pro-
grams. Many educational pro-
grams for servicemembers
are subsidized or paid in full
through tuition assistance or
veterans benefits and G.I. Bill
educational funded programs.
James is a combat readi-

ness flight and air transporta-
tion superintendent assigned
to the 437th Airlift Wing at
Charleston Air Force Base,
S.C. She has served in the
military for 21 years.
She is the daughter of
Barbara J. Holmes of Fernan-
dina Beach and granddaugh-
ter of Annie B. King of
Woodbine, Ga.
The master sergeant grad-
uated in 1987 from Fernan-
dina Beach and received a
bachelor's degree in 2010
from Southern Illinois
University, Carbondale.








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FRIDAY, December 17. 2010/News-Leader


Checking your list twice not such a bad idea after all
The V-10 gasoline engine roared awkward tension a problem, he'd be the first to help Remember Christmas cards. checklist. If you haven't made one
as my dad rounded the corner. With between discipline him. Come to find out, it was my dad, Remember gifts. Remember phone yet, the apostle Peter offers a great
coffee pot strapped in and mom just and retirement and not the man, that was in need of calls and social gatherings. And oh template for us to follow.
waking up, my dad was in his ele- almost got the best help. yeah, remember Jesus! Strange, isn't "For this very reason, make 0
ment Little did he know of the dan- of him. It all began W "hat's up?" my father said as the it? How could anyone forget Him? every effort to add to your faith
ger that was lurking just overhead. early one morning RV came to a stop and he finished OK, if that's you, don't beat your- goodness; and to goodness, knowl-
As far back as I can remember, when my dad and sliding open the driver's window, self up too badly You're not the first edge; and to knowledge, self-control;
my father has always loved to take mom rolled out "Your antenna is up and you're about to do it. Even Joseph and Mary, the and to self-control, perseverance;
road trips. Owning a motor home, onto the main road to hit some power lines," the man earthly parents of Jesus, forgot him and to perseverance, godliness; and
and being able to start road trips on with their new RV. said, relieved he had gotten my dad's while traveling home from to godliness, brotherly kindness; and
time, even if mom was still sleeping, PULPIT .As they rounded attention. Suddenly my dad realized Jerusalem one day. It's true they had to brotherly kindness, love. For if
was a dream come true. NOTES the corner and what he had done. His pre-flight assumed He was in the crowd, but if you possess these qualities in
You see, my dad was retired mill- began the slow checklist now a mental one was they had had a better checklist, they increasing measure, they will keep
tary and was used to having things in climb to the speed incomplete. The idea of snatching never would have left their 12-year- you from being ineffective and
order. Though, at the time this story Pastor limit, my dad saw down a power line, and God only old son behind. (Luke 2:41-49) unproductive in your knowledge of
occurred, he was just starting to Rob Goyette him. With hands knows creating how much damage Like my dad and mom rounding our Lord Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 1:5-8
relax and to enjoy his retirement, waiving frantically, to their house on wheels, was a the corner in their RV that clay, as we NIV)
years of a disciplined lifestyle and the man appeared to be in some kind sobering thought. gear up for Christmas, I can't help To me, knowing and celebrating
using meticulous checklists (he was of serious trouble. Knowing my dad, Now if you're like me, especially but see that man waiving his hands Him is what it's all about.
a pilot) still called him to attention at I'm sure the interruption to his time- at this time of year, checklists and on the side of the road. As a result, Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
the outset of each new day. ly departure was a little annoying, Post-it Notes are ways of life. I've decided to bring things to a stop Living Waters World Outreach Center
On this particular morning, the but, knowing my dad, if the man had Remember, remember, remember. in order to re-examine my holiday rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org

Blankets food
The Salvation Army is
replenishing its Emergency
Food Pantry shelves and cur-'
rently needs: Blankets and
breakfast foods including:
cereal, oatmeal, grits, non-
acidic juices and canned fruit.
Please bring donations to help
your neighbors in need to 410
S. Date St.
Revive Nassau
Gene Knaga of Amelia
Island Ministries will lead a
Revive Nassau Worship
Service, an anointed time of
worship, music and prayer at
7:30 p.m. tonight directly fol-
lowing the Interfaith Dinner.
Network's meal at the
Salvation Army Hope House,
410 S. Date St. All are wel-
come to come and be blessed.
Road at the Beach
The Road at the Beach
nron-denominational church at
312 S. Eighth St. (next to
Halftime Sports Bar and Grill)
is offering Sunday services at

11:15 a.m. with contemporary
music. Bible study (beginning
with the Book of Revelations)
is Tuesday at 7 p.m. Come as
you are, all are welcome. Call
Pastor David Cubbedge at
(904) 507-9004.
Food bank
The Yulee United
Methodist Church Food Bank
is available to anyone in need.
New hours are Tuesdays and
.Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to
* noon.
Any other time please call
for an appointment, 225-5381.
The church is located at
86003 Christian Way.
Food coop
The Angel Food Ministry
Food Co-op at the Church of
Christ, corner of 14th and
Jasmine streets, Fernandina
Beach, offers quality food at
bargain prices. The monthly
food box is $31 and the
monthly fruit and vegetable
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 the
church at 261-9760.


Yulee hayride
The Yulee United Methodist Church
Youth Fellowship, 86003 Christian Way,
will host their annual Christmas
Legends Hayride from 6-8 p.m. tonight.
Caroling, hot cocoa and cookies are free
as the youth present a living nativity
scene as well as other holiday stories
and legends throughout the hayride.
Call 225-5381.
One-act play
St. Michaels Catholic Church,
532 Broome St., will host a performance
of "Dust of the Road" by Kenneth
Goodman, a Christmas-inspired
one-act tale of good versus evil, Dec. 18
at 6:30 p.m. with a spaghetti dinner
and the show immediately following in
the Parish Hall, across from the St.
Michael's Academy entrance.
There will be a short intermission
-between the dinner and the play.
The cast features Alison Stewart,
Janet Cote-Merow, Jeff Goldberg and
Martha Garvin of West Nassau
Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $10
Call 261-3472, ext. 16, or email
m. Tickets will be available at the door.
The community is invited.
Proceeds will support a youth trip to
the National Catholic Youth Conference

in Indianapolis, Ind., in November 2011.
For His Glory Community Outreach
Ministries along with Covenant
Community Church, Greater
Fernandina Beach C.O.G., Emmanuel
Ministries International, The Journey
Church, Third Mt. Zion along with
Pastor John Coverdale and Evangelist
Theadessa Williams will sponsor a
"Community Unity Holiday Meal" Dec.
19 beginning at 3 p.m. at the MLK Jr.
Recreation Center, 1200 Elm St.
Fernandina Beach.
This event is free to all. Come as
you are to come together as a communi-
ty to share a smile, conversation and a
meal during this blessed holiday season.
For information call Dr. Lois Cook at
Memorial United Methodist Church
presents "Holy Light," a Christmas can-
tata by Robert Hobby, Dec. 19 at 8:30
and 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary, 601 Centre
St. Based on familiar Christmas carols
with poetry written by Susan Palo
Cherwien, the cantata will be performed
by the Chancel Choir of 50 singers and
accompanied by a brass quintet, hand-
bells, organ and percussion. It is free
and open to the public. An offering will
be taken to benefit the church's charita-

ble outreach. A nursery is available. Call
Joan Averett at 261-5769.
Christmas canttata
On Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. the Sanctuary
Choir of Amelia Plantation Chapel will
present the Christmas cantata, "A
Christmas Carol Gallery" by Larry
Shackley, performed with soloists and a
full orchestra made up of professional
musicians from the Jacksonville and
Fernandina Beach community. Call 277-
4414 for irntui nation Everyone is invit-
ed and a nur.,ery will be provided.
A "Candlelight Festival of Lessons &
Carols" will be presented at the Amelia
Plantation Chapel at 5 p.m. Christmas
Eve. A nursery will be provided. Call
277-4414. The public is invited.
Christmas Caroling
The Agape Chri-tian Fellowship
Church invites the community to
Christmas Caroling in the Park on Dec.
19 from 5-9 p.m. in the Howard Gilman
Waterfront Park gazebo in St. Marys,
Advent sermon
Grace Community Church presents
"Shadows of the Messiah in the Old
Testament," an Advent sermon series by
Pastor David Bradsher. Join the congre-
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church In the heart of l I1 1W CELEBRATION BAPTIST
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-' II 1 ,q Nursery Holy Day Masses Vigil 6!00 pm: aHoly Day 8,30 am uorsePi ded
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The Ballroom Youth
Academy will host a
Christmas dance party from
7-10 p.m. tonight at the Peck
Center auditorium. Cost is
$10 for adults, children admit-
ted 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.
Children 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.
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. Parti-
cipants of Art Adventurbs:
Hats Off! will spend time
together exploring the gal-
leries 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
permanent collection of The
Cummer and be inspired by
the beautiful portraits and
works of art found in the
American and European col-
Cost is $10 per class for
members and $15 for non-
members. Pre-registration is
Call Art Connections at
(904) 355-0630.

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, undergradu-
ate. and graduate college stu-
dents with ties to Nassau
County and is dedicated to
encouraging writers in their
pursuit of a literary career.
Visit ameliaislandbookfesti-
val.com for the rules and to
apply, or write to info@ameli-
Auditions for children
ages 7 to 12 to award five full
six-month scholarships in the
Amelia Arts Academy's
Bilingual Choir will be held
Jan. 15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at
the Peck Center auditorium
for classes starting Jan. 20.
The audition will consist of
ear training exercises and
performing a song.
The academy also is
searching for an additional 10
students to complete the
choir. Classes will be held on
Thursday from 6:30-7:30
p.m. and will include a wide
repertoire of children's music
in English and in Spanish.
Ear training and vocal train-
ing will be a part of the cur-
riculum. Classes for paying
students will be $15 per ses-
sion or $50/ month. For infor-
mation call 277-1225. Visit

Gingerbread Christmas a

sweet treat at Southside

A stage performance of
the musical play "A
Gingerbread Christmas"
was presented by the sec-
ond grade classes of Ms.
Thomas, Ms. Broussard,
Ms. Drake, Ms. Maloy and
Mr. Stoffa on Tuesday and
by the second grade classes
of Ms. Ray, Ms. Sapp, Ms.
Harris, Ms. Guandolo, Ms.
Crews and Ms. Sweatt on
Wednesday at Southside
The students' perform-
ance, under the direction of
music teacher Mrs.
McCamy, was enjoyed by
many parents, teachers and
fellow students. The stu-
dents delighted the audi-
ence with their musical tal-
ents and beautiful songs.
The play was based upon
a "special gingerbread cook-
ie ... that was too special to
be Santa's snack on
Christmas Eve." The chil-
dren performed as a ginger-
bread man, cookies, bakers,
toy soldiers, princess dolls,
teddy bears, jack in the
boxes, a clock, Santa,
Santa's "Boogie Woogie"
reindeer, elves and carolers.
The entire cast, along with
the audience, sang classic
Christmas tunes.
"It is apparent that all of
the students (nearly 200 in
all) and Mrs. McCamy
worked very hard and
invested many hours of
rehearsals to present such a
well organized and enjoy-
able play at Southside," stat-
ed Nassau County School
Board member Amanda
Young. "This is why we
should all be very grateful
that our children have the
opportunity to participate in
music and art education
offered in our public
schools. This experience
will further an interest in
the arts and has given the
children confidence and a
way that'they -an eApi e
their talerit,' even at -ucli a
young age. The students
and Mrs. McCamy are to be
congratulated for providing
the Christmas play. They
were all shining stars on the

Reindeer, toy
princess dolls
and more
assemble for "A
Tuesday and "
Wednesday by
students at


Little Women of
Beach's community
service project for
October was partic-
ipation in Make A
Difference Day and
a Trick or Treat
Canned Food
Drive. They collect-
ed more than
1,112 pounds of
canned goods and
more than $430 in
donations for
Micah's Place, the
domestic violence
prevention center
and shelter. For
November, Little
Women members
donated clothing to
Micah's Place. In
December, mem-
bers donated gifts
from the Hacien.
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The Amelia Arts Acade-
my's Winter Break Art Camp
for ages 4-11 offers different
projects each day. Sign up for
one, or come for them all.
Dec. 20 and 21 is Holiday
Decorations and Gifts. Some
of the projects are a secret,
but campers will make
seashell holiday ornaments,
their own gift-wrap and more.
Dec. 27 to 29 is The Art of
Thanks. Day one campers will
make their own paper. Day
two they will use that paper to
make one-of-a-kind thank you
cards using collage, printmak-
ing, and other techniques.
Day three they will learn let-
tering and other drawing tech-.
niques and create their own
envelopes using origanmi.
Camp is 9 a.m.-noon and
$20 per day, or $15 f9r any
three days. Register online at
or call 277-1225.
Teen WinterWorkshops
Dec. 20 and 21 for ages 12-18
'will feature a drawing and
painting class designed to
inspire and unleash creativity.
Camp is 12:30-2:30 p.m. and
$20 per day. Register online at
or call 277-1225.
Blizzard Beach
Camp r
YMCA Winter Day Camp
presents a Blizzard Beach
Camp Dec. 20-29, Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday each
week. Grab your mittens and
flip-flops and enjoy some off-
the-wall fun. Throughout the
camp kids will celebrate the
winter season in a wacky kind
of way.
Highlights include: Mele
Kalikamaka Monday, Beach
Blanket Bingo, marshmallow
towers, beachcombing and
Dairy Queen, 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
Ydlee Kid's Campus (Yulee
area)dor Callahan'Elementary
Pryme Time (West Side).
Stop by the McArthur
Family YMCA, 1915 Citrona
Drive, Fernandina Beach, or
call Jen Stallings at 261-1080,
email jstallings@firstcoastym-
ca.org or visit
Science camp
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, the Museum
of Science and History and
the Jacksonville Zoo &
Gardens have partnered to
offer a Holiday Camp for 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 sci-
ence used every day to unrav-
el mysteries in the art and ani-
mal world and the field of
Students will spend each day
at a different location: Dec.
20, The Cummer, 829
Riverside Ave., Jacksonville;
Dec. 21, Jacksonville Zoo &
Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway;
and Dec. 22, MOSH, 1025
Museum Circle, Jacksonville.
Extended care is available.
Cost is $105 per student
for members and $120 for
non-members. Extended care
is an additional $10 per day
per student. To register, visit

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CHRISTMAS Con, tnuied, fo9A
nation Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Grace meets at
Yulee Middle School off Miner Road in Yulee.
For more information, visit www.gracenas-
sau.com or call 491-0363.
Taize Advent service
St. Michael Catholic Church will hold a
Taize prayer service (about 40 minutes long)
on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. in the church. All are wel-
come. This is a candle-lit service that includes
simple chants sung repeatedly, a short period
of silence for reflection and prayers of praise
and intercession. Taize prayer was started dur-
ing World War 11 by the monastic community
from Taize, France and continues to this day.
Hope House service
Join the Salvation Army Hope House to
reflect on how Jesus' birth, life and death ful-
filled numerous Old Testament prophecies at
the Christmas Worship Service Dec. 21 at
noon. The celebration will include music led
by Joey & Jeannie, fulfilled prophetic scripture
reading, dance and fellowship. For information
call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, locat-
ed at 410 South Date St.
Yulee Baptist
December happenings at Yulee Baptist
Church, 85971 Harts Road, include: Dec. 21 -
"Olde Fashioned" Hayride & Caroling at 6:30
p.m.; Dec. 24 Christmas Eve serviceat 5

p.m.; Dec. 31 Ring in the New Year at a
Night Watch service from 6-9 p.m. All are wel-
come. For information call 225-5128.
Blackrock Christmas
Christmas happenings at Blackrock Baptist
Church, 96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee, include
Old-Fashioned Christmas Caroling Dec. 22 at
6:45 p.m. at the church, followed by a time of
cookies and coffee; Christmas Eve Candlelight
Service and Family Communion Dec. 24 at 5
p.m.; Mission Update on Honduras Dec. 26 at
6 p.m., when Dee Dee Johns will share what
God has been doing on the mission field in the
last year; and a New Year's Eve Extravaganza
Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. with a free breakfast buffet,
games and prizes for the whole family. For
information contact the church at (904) 261-
6220 or Che Cantrell at 753-0987 or visit
Macedonia AME
Macedonia A.M.E. Church, 202 S. Ninth St.:
Fernandina Beach, will present "The Hidden
Gift of Love Came Down at Christmas" at a
Candle Light Service at 6 p.m. on Christmas
Eve. All are welcome to enjoy a time of reflec-
tion and worship. Refreshments will be
served. Call 261-4114 for information.
First Baptist
On Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m., First Baptist
Church presents its annual Christmas Eve
Candlelight and Communion Service with

songs of Christmas, a message from the Rev.
Jeff Overton, observance of the Lord's Supper
and concluding with the lighting of candles. It
is one seasonal event you won't want to miss.
Memorial United
Memorial United Methodist Church, 601
Centre St., will hold several Christmas Eve
worship services with the theme "A Life
Giving Christmas." A service of Holy
Communion will be held at 4 p.m. in the
A Contemporary Candlelight Service will
be held at 5:30 p.m. in Maxwell Hall. A
Traditional Candlelight Service will be held at
7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. All are welcome.
Call 261-5769 for information.
Prince of Peace
The public is invited to celebrate 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 tra-
ditional 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
Holy Trinity
Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1830 Lake
Park Drive, Fernandina Beach, will hold a
service of carols at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve, fol-
lowed immediately 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, Holy Trinity will have its reg-
ular worship schedule: 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist
and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music. The
public is invited.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
Ave., will host three festival services on
Christmas Eve. The Family Eucharist with
Children's Liturgy is at 5 p.m. As the
Christmas story is told, children bring the
Nativity scene to the altar and place the stars.
The children's choir will sing and children will
also play music for the prelude (infant/toddler
care provided in the nursery). The Eve of the
Nativity Festival Choral Eucharist is at 8 p.m.
Music begins 7:30 p.m., with a choral presen-
tation by the St. Peter's Festival Choir, accom-
panied by the organ and Jacksonville
Symphony musicians (no incense). The Eve of
the Nativity Festival Choral Eucharist is at
11 p.m. Music begins at 10:30 p.m. with a
choral presentation by the St. Peter's Festival
Choir, accompanied by the organ and
Jacksonville Symphony musicians (with
On Christmas Day the Christmas Eucharist
with hymns begins at 10 a.m. For information
call the church at 261-4293. Visit

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The Yulee High School wrestling team collected back-to-back county titles Tuesday at.
West Nassau. Yulee beat Fernandina Beach 51-30 with wins from Chance Cook,
Justin Love, Mike Jaques, Matt Sweetman, Abe Gingery and Jackson Pecilier. Yulee
then edged West Nassau 46-44. Johnny Shepard, Devon Brown and Jack Dobrie had
wins for Yulee. "They represented the school well and achieved a goal we set at the
beginning of the year," YHS Coach Brandon Crowder said. Collecting wins, for
Fernandina Beach were Thomas Monaghan (defeated Savage, West Nassau, at 103
pounds), Beau Jarrett (Knott, WNHS, 119), Omar Lopez (Avant, WNHS, 125), Tyler
York (Lewis, WNHS, 145), Matt Roberts (Wright, WNHS, 152), Pit LeBrun (Wright, p
WNHS, and Yulee 160);, James Taylor (Yulee 171), Tobias Williams (Smith, WNI IS,
and Yulee 189), Sean Watkins (Shinkle, WNHS, 215), Nathan Cutajar (Yulee 112),
Conner Lawrence (Yulee 285). Pictured, top rdw from left, Yulee junior Justin Love
during warm-ups; FBHS's James Taylor; Yulee's Johnny Shepard. Tobias Williams,
above, and teammate Sean Watkins, above right. Yulee's Matt Sweetman, right.


Pirates score 28

in loss to Bolles

The.Pirates were limited to
just 13 first-half points and 15 in
the second in Tuesday's 56-28
district loss to the host Bolles
The Pirates scored just
three in the second, six in the
third and nine in the fourth.
Their strongest offensive quar-
ter was the first with 10 points
to Bolles' 14. The Fernandina
Beach High School boys bas-
ketball team hit just 10 of 41
field goal attempts and, as a
team, shot 13 percent from the
Jordan McIntosh led the
Pirates with eight points, five
rebounds, two assists and three
steals. Scott Thelemann had
seven points, one rebound and
two steals. Andrew Sletchta
chipped in six points to go

along with three rebounds and
three steals. Will Rodeffer had
seven boards.
The Pirates are 3-4 overall
and 2-2 in the district. They are
playing in a tournament at Walt
Disney World in Orlando
through today.
The FBHS Lady Pirate
hoopsters lost 71-27 to Hilliard
Monday. Symone Mitchell and
Vanessa Johnson led FBHS
with six points apiece.
On Tuesday, the Lady Pi-
rates were edged by West Nas-
sau 41-39. Mackenzie McBride
steered FBHS with 17 points.
She was three-of-six from the
foul line.
The JV Lady Pirates lost 49-
43. Johnson scored 31.
The Lady Pirates hosted
Ribault Thursday before taking
a hiatus for the holiday. They
return to the court Jan. 4 at
home against Baldwin.


The Fernandina Beach High School girls soccer team includes, front row from left; Lana Tomassetti, Taylor
Kinsely, Casey Knight, Joanna Pagel, Alexis Kostecki, Hope Swan, Janica Castro, Katie Sipes; back row from left,'
Autumn Vaughn, Tyra Malama, Crissy Sayre, Erin Joyce, Allie Gibbs, Lauren Moule, Sarah Head, Liba Buchanan,
Lauren Pagel, Caitlyn Lussier. The FBHS Lady Pirates are 5-5-1 on the season. They lost to Bolles 8-0 Tuesday
and played at Oakleaf Thursday.

QBjoins fight against women heart disease
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has joined arteries of the heart, reduc- Noel Bairey Merz, a cardiologist at Cedars-
the fight against women's heart disease. In an ing blood flow and oxygena- Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Since
advertisement initially shown on CBS during tion of the heart. 1984, heart disease has claimed the lives of
the Super Bowl and in continuing circulation, According to research, more women each year than the year prior,
Sanchez speaks while the actual sound of his approximately three million but the WISE. study is but one of a limited
heart beats in the background. Sanchez says women have this condition number of studies focusing on women, where
he is "sharing my heart to let women know and routine X-ray studies of as the vast majority of heart disease studies
that the symptoms of women's heart attacks the heart, called an are performed in men.
can be different than men's. Learn more. You angiogram, may not even Research has shown many women with
are important to me, especially if you watch show it. Additional testing by small vessel heart disease, such as "coronary
football." yourmedical doctor or cardi- microvascular syndrome," go on to develop
While symptoms, such as chest pain, may DPDTC ologist may be necessary to large heart blockages that can ultimately lead
occur with heart disease or a heart attack, JS iRlS prove the condition exists, to heart attack. Therefore, the take-home me
they are not always present. Other symptoms IN Women with this condition sage, says Sopko, "If you have symptoms,
of heart disease that may seem less clear for a often do not experience( chest don't sit on them. Go ahead and have them
heart attack include nausea, shortness of GREGORY pain, but instead often pres- checked out."
breath, dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, SMITH, M.D ent to their medical doctor For information on heart disease, visit the
abdominal pain orheart burn, sweating,dizzi- SMTH. M.D. with complaints of "lack of American Heart Association's website at ame
ness or unusual fatigue. -- energy" "tiredness" or icanheart.org.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women "fatigue." Unfortunately, givewnhe fact that the This column is written to discuss issues
in this country, but many'still consider heart angiogram may be normal, many women often regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
disease to be a man's problem. However, stud- are misdiagnosed as neuroticc or depressed," intended to serve as a replacement for treatme)
ies have shown this is far from the truth. For said George Sopko of the National Heart, by a doctor It is only designed to offer guideline
example, a study published in the Journal of Lung and Blood Institute, who serves as the on the prevention, recognition and care of
the American College of Cardiology reported project officer for the ongoing WISE study. injuries and illness. Specific concerns should b?
women may actually be more at risk than men WISE, Women's Ischemia Syndrome discussed with a physician. Mail questions to
for certain types of heart disease. Specifically, Evaluation, has followed 1,000 women since Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
women have a higher risk of "coronary 1996. While men also can develop "coronary 204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-
microvascular syndrome," a condition in microvascular syndrome," they make up only 8787 or visit www.gsmithmd.com for more
which plaque has accumulated in the tiniest 20 percent of its cases, says WISIE chair C. information.






LAST GAME: The Jaguars won their second
straight game Sunday as they rallied for a 38-
31 victory over the Oakland Raiders at
EverBank Field. The running back duo of
Maurice Jones-Drew (23 for 101 yards and a
TD) and Rashad Jennings (109 yards and a
score) led a Jaguars rushing attack that com-
piled 234 yards on the ground.
NEXT UP: The Jaguars (8-5) visit the
Indianapolis Colts for an AFC South show-
down Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is
set for 1 p.m. The Jaguars can claim their first
AFC South title and third overall title in fran-
chise history with a win.
PEP RALLY SATURDAY: Team Teal will be
partneriping with the Jaguars Boosters Club
to send off the team for Sunday's game. A
celebration rally will be held from 10:30-11:30
a.m. Saturday at EverBank Field next to the
Jaguars statute outside the West Touchdown
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.




High school districts are
being realigned and, if the dis-
trict stands, it will include three
out of four county teams for
most sports.
Schools have until Jan. 7 to
petition for changes to their dis-
trict.assignment, according to
Fernandina Beach High School
athletic director and baseball
coach Ken Roland.
"For us, it looks good to be
in a district that doesn't include
some of the private schools or
Duval County schools," Roland
.said. 'The best thing is that I
believe that we can return to
playing small town vs. small
-town in all of our sports. A small
,district for football gives us
some flexibility to schedule
eight games against schools
that we couldn't find room for in
our recent district assignment.'
: That could also create prob-.
lems, according to Yulee foot-
.ball coach Bobby Ramsay.
"It creates its own set of
issues with regards to sched-
uling," .Ramsay said. "Having
to schedule eight games is
tough. We still have to wait and
see what the final districts look"
like, but I don't see more than
one or maybe two teams nov-
ing in. It places more of a real
emphasis on winning the coun-
ty championship. Do that and
you host a playoff game."
"I'm happy with the new dis-
trict alignment," YHS basket-
ball coach Jonathan Ball said.
"The in-county rivalries will be
that much bigger and better
now that we're fighting for a
chance to go to the state plaTy
,offs..I think public schools and
0Iwvate schools should have
separated districts and state
championships in Florida. I just
wish we could get Hilliard in
the same district too."




Youth free-throwchampionship
Boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to
participate in the local level of competition for
the 2011 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw
Championship. The local competition will be
held Jan. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Peck
Center Gym, 510 S. 10th St., Fernandina
Beach. Last year, a number of competitors
from the Fernandina Beach and Yulee area
progressed to the finals in Orlando.
The championship is held annually with
winners progressing though local, district and
state competitions. International champions
are announced by the K of C international
headquarters based on scores from the state-
level competitions. All boys and girls ages 10-
14 are eligible and will compete in their
respective age divisions. Last year more than
170,000 sharpshooters participated in more
than 3,000 local competitions.
All contestants on the local level are rec-
ognized for their participation in the event.
Participants are required to furnish proof of
age and written parental consent. For entry
forms or additional information contact Tom
Smeeton at 321-4139.

Special Olympics meetingJan. 17
Anyone interested (n Special Olympics of
Nassau County are encouraged to attend a
meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.fThere will be a
pizza and salad dinner, recognition fororgani-
zations that support Special Olympics and a
brief presentation on plans to expand the
sports Nassau County offers. Swimming was
added this year. Adding sports will allow more
Athletes to advance to area and state games.
Information will be made available for
those who want to support, participate and/or
coach. Before new sports can be offered,
coaches must be certified. Power lifting,
cycling and volleyball may be added.
The next phase of expansion would be to
offer integrated teams, pairing disabled and
non-disabled athletes of similar sports ability.
This cannot be offered without coaches who
have been through integrated team coaching

Yulee little League
Yulee Little League will hold registration for
the spring season, starting in January. Sign
up from 10 a.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.
Potential 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@

Bostonbutts for sale
The Fernancina 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 be-
tween 8 a.m. and noon at the field on Hickory
Street between South 14th Street and Citrona
Cost is a $25 donation and checks may be
made out to "The Pirate Dugout Club." For
information, contact Coach Tony Crawford at

Santa'sOwn shoots
Amelia Shotgun Sports will host two tour-
haments Dec. 19 at 83600 Hot Shot Trail in
Yulee. Register from 8-9:55 a.m. for the morn-
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 for informa-

Sailing aub meets
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

JoinTeam Nirvan
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

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

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

Runt under the lights
The Amelia Island Runners club offers free
weekly 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

along with free expert coaching advice from
nationally-known running coach Roy Benson
and St. Michael Academy cross country
coach Bill Beaumont.
Most of the runs will be on Wednesday
nights. In weeks when the football field is
being used for soccer matches, the runs will
be on other nights. All will be from 6-7 p.m.
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. 22, Dec. 29,
Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 20 and Jan. 26.

Register forsoccer
Spring registration is currently open for
Amelia Island Youth Soccer. Teams for age
groups from U6 to U19 are now being formed.
Teams begin practicing late February with first
games March 12. Register early to save your
spot on the team.
Parents may register their children online
now at www.aiysoccer.com. In-person regis-
tration dates will be posted soon. For informa-
tion, contact registrar Ronee Malama at (227-
1208 or registrar@aiysoccer.com. Those
interested in coaching or becoming a referee
should contact the director of coaching at aiy-

Challenger Bowling
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
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
"The Patch," the official membership pro-
gram of the Gator Bowl Association, 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.

Hot on the heels of the most successful
year in franchise history, the legendary
Harlem 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 Globbetrotters willtake 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
grdup and scout tickets can also be found at
"Our 85th season promises to be a land-
mark year, with never before seen innovations
in the game," says Michael Kenney, the
Globetrotters' senior vice president, live event
marketing. "You'll want to get your tickets now
to witness firsthand what we have in store for
our wonderful fans around the world."
The North American leg of the tour willtip-
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.

New5Kadventure race
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
Southwick, 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.

Bean umpire
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 are interested and live or work in
Baker, Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St.
Johns and Nassau counties, call Terry
Padgett at (904) 879-6442 or visit

The Amelia Island Club women's golf association held a Red-Green Christmas tourna-
ment Dec. 9. The winning team included, from left, Jean Platte, Sandy Clower (holding
Reagan Richardson, daughter of head professional Barry Richardson), Fran Esposito
and Harriet Nesbitt.

Women hold Christmas tourney

The 18- and nine-hole
members of Amelia Island
Club's Women's Golf Associ-
ation joined together for a
golf tournament, lunch and
Christmas cheer.
Playing a shambles format
Dec. 9, the women competed
in four-person teams, com-
posed of both nine- and 18-
holers. The competition was
fierce and the winning teams
were all within a stroke of
each other.
The winning team of
Sandy Clower, Fran Esposito,
Jean Platte and Harriet Nes-
bitt shot a 65 to eke out a win-
ner in a scorecard playoff in
front of second-place winners
Marilyn Booth, Judy Schmon-
sees and Barbara Jones.
Third place went to the
team of Connie Rodgers, Jane'


Preston, Dee
Sullivan and
Lynn Freitag,
with a 66.
After golf,
the ladies
enjoyed a deli-
cious arti-
choke soup
and chicken

luncheon in the Long Point
dining room, which was
decked out with poinsettias
and lots of red and green.

Platte crowned
Jean Platte is on a roll. She
has been playing brilliant golf
and has won several tourna-
ments these last few months.
Her latest victory was a dra.
matic win in the Women's

Golf Association of the Amelia
Island Club's annut;l Match
Play Tournament, which ran
from November through mid-
Pln,.t beat out L,,- Kintzel
in 19 hi.:'les. : r.i th- vict.-ry.

Pair ofholes-in-one
Janies Fisher ha,:] a hole-
in-*.n.- n the 1Oth hi,,I. Dec.
11 at the G.:l"fclub at N.,r th
Ilanptin 'iTh- par-l-,ur hi'le
l.,lay,-' d287 yards irnm the
pin ThisT is the first h'ler-n-
one on a par-four.atfthe
Playing in the group just
behind Fisher was Jim
Purcell. whi. 'ac the par-
three N,.. 14 hole that day
The h.-,& plav- 156 yards
from th,- ,in

The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
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-
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. There will be men's and
co-ed divisions. Tournament
abides by USSSA rules with 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 regis-'
ter are 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.
Register for adult basket-
ball through Jan. 5 at the

Boys Basketball
Dec 15-17 at Disney Tournament
Dec. 16-18 JV tourney at West Nassau
Dec. 29-30 Pirate Holiday Classic 7:30
Jan. 4 at Ribault' 6/7 30
Jan 6 at Bishop Snyder 6/7 30
Jan. 8 BISHOP KENNY 6/7:30
Jan. 11 BOLLES 6/730
Jan. 18 EPISCOPAL' 6/730
Jan 20-21 at J.T Smith in Hilliard 6:00
Jan 25 at West Nassau 6/7.30
Jan 28 HILLIARD 6/730
Feb. 1 BISHOP SNYDER 6/730
Feb. 3 TRINITY 6/730
Feb 4 at University Chnstian 6/730
Feb 8-12 Distrct 3-3A at Ribault
* District
Dec 18 at Camden Holiday Duals
Jan 14 at Raines tourney
Jan. 21-22 University Christian tourney
Jan 27 at Brunswick
Jan 29 at Camden JV tourney
Feb 5 District
Feb. 12 Region
Feb 18-19State at Lakeland
Boys Soccer
Jan 4 BISHOP KENNY 530/720
Jan 6 at Oakleaf 530/720
Jan. 13 at Episcopal 5 30/7 20
Jan. 18 at Providence 5 30/7 20
Jan 24 District at Episcopal
Girls Soccer
Jan 4 at Ribault' 530

Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Team fee is $400'and
due Jan. 5. Games are played
on Monday, Thursdays and
possibly Wednesdays at Peck
Gym beginning Jan. 10. Each
team must have matching col-
ors. Contact Jay at 277-7350,
ext. 2013, or email jrobert-
* son@fbflorg. .
S' Register for'e6ed ahd' "
men's softball league Jan. 31
through Feb. 21 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
Co-ed league (ASA rules)
plays Monday and Wednes-
days beginning March 7.
Men's league (USSSA rules)
plays Tuesdays beginning
March 8. Team fee is $435 for
co-ed and $420 for men's. A
late charge of $25 will be
added after Feb. 21. Fees not
accepted after Feb. 23. Man-
datory captain's meeting at
the Atlantic Center at 6:30
p.m. Feb. 23 for men's league
and Feb. 24 for co-ed. Con-
tact Jason at 277-7256, email
jbrown@fbfl.org or visit www.
Exercise classes at Main
Beach park are Mondays and
Wednesday from 5:30-6:30
p.m. and Tuesdays and
Thursday from 7-8 a.m. Full
body toning, cardio, deep
stretching and abs with in-
structor Beth Lapaich. Cost is
$10 per class (city, $12 non-
city). Call (219) 363-9493, e-
mail blapaich@hotmail.com or
visit www.bethlapaich.com.
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p:m. Satur-
days and Sundays. Cost is $3
a day or $25 a month for city
residents ($30 non-city). Per-
sonal training is available. Fee
is $30 per session, $75 per
week (three sessions) or $200
a month (two sessions per
week for four weeks). Monthly
packages come with dietary

Jan. 6 PROVIDENCE 6:00
Jan. 11 PAXON 6:00
Jan 12 at Nease 6.00
Jan. 13 YULEE 6:00
Jan. 18-21 DISTRICT 3-3A
* Distinct
Boys Basketball
Dec. 18 Coakley Classic (WNHS)
Dec 29-30 Holiday tourney at Creekside
Jan 4 EPISCOPAL 6/7:30
Jan 13 WEST NASSAU 6/7:30
Jan 18 OAK LEAF 6/7:30
Jan 20-21 County at Hilliard
Jan 27 at Providence 6/7 30
Jan 31 PONTE VEDRA 6/7 30
Feb 8-12 District at Ribault
Girls Basketball
Jan 4 BALDWIN 6.30
Jan. 6 YULEE (varsity) 6 00
Jan 7 BAKER COUNTY 6/7 30
Jan 13 CAMDEN (varsity) 600
Jan 14 RAINES" 6/7:30
Jan 20 at West Nassau 6/7.30
Jan. 21 OAKLEAF' 6/730
Jan 24 at Providence 6/7.30
Jan 26 at Bishop Snyder 6/7"30
Jan 27 at Episcopal 6/7.30
Feb. 2-5 Distact 3-3A al Bolles
Jan 7-8 Rotary tourney at Clay 3.00
Jan 14-15 FiveStar at Raines 12"00
Jan 21-22 Duals at Terry Parker 300
Jan 29 Duals at Gainesville 8am

analysis and food program.
Call Jay at 277-7364.
PADI open water scuba
certification is available.
Participants must provide
masks, snorkels, fins, booties
and weight belts. Fee is $250
(additional fee for check-out
dives). Register at Atlantic
Center. Call Kathy, Russell at.
277-7350. '
Lap swim is from 6-9 a.m.
and noon to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at Atlantic
Center. Cost is $2 a day.
Aqua 1 water aerobics is
from 10-10:55 a.m. weekdays
at the Atlantic Center pool.
Deep water aerobics (aqua fit-
ness belts required) is
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday from 11-11:55 a.m.
Cost is $50 per month (city
residents) and $55 (non-city)
for one class per day; $60
(city residents) and $70 (non-
city) for two classes; or $5 for
one class, $10 for two.
Femandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p.m. the sec-
ond Friday at the Atlantic Ave-
nue Recreation Center. Call
Kathy Russell, 753-1143, or e-
mail krussell@fbfl.org.
Atlantic Center pool pub-
lic swim hours are from from
3-6 p.m. weekdays ($2) and
from noon to 5 p.m. week-
ends ($3). Monthly pool pass-
es are available.
Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
Shotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up with instruc-
tor Jerry Williamson are from
3:30-4:30-p.m. Monday and
Wednesday in the Peck
Center auditorium. Fee is $40
monthly for city residents ($45
for non-city). Uniforms are
available through the instruc-
tor. Register at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.

Feb. 5 District 3-A at Episcopal 8am

Jan. 6
Jan 11
Jan 13
Jan. 14
Jan 18
Jan. 24
Jan. 26
Jan 28

Jan. 4
Jan 6
Jan 11
Jan 13

Girls Basketball
at Femandina Beach
at Episcopal
at Bishop Snyder
at Ponte Vedra
at Baker County
Girls Soccer
at Tnnity Christian
at Fernandina Beach

Boys Soccer
Jan 4 WEST NASSAU 7.20
Jan. 6 at Trinity Chnstian 7:20
Jan 18 at West Nassau 720
Jan 20 BISHOP KENNY 5:30/720
Dec. 17 at Hilliard 630/8
Jan 4 at Camden 3:30/5
Jan. 6 at St Marys 3 30/5

Dec 17
Jan. 4
Jan 5
Jan 7

Sat Hilliard




FRIDAY. DECEMBER 17. 2010 SPORTS News-Lcader

Good weekend for areas backcountry fishermen

Water temperatures are falling due to recent cold fronts, but backcountry fishing has not slowed
down. Charlie Madden bundled up for this nice Amelia Island redfish.

L ow tide Saturday arrives at
12:15 p.m., offering excellent
fishing opportunities for area
backcountry fishermen. No
need to get an early start as the best
I. .ifi-;inii,.: should come (luring the
middle of the falling tide, which
should be around 9 a.m.
Redfish in all size categories, from
12 inches up to the 32-inch mature
adult redfish, will be migrating from
the marshes to the river edges. Look
for the best action to come while drift-
ing a live shrimp, finger mullet or bull-
head minnow under a "popping" cork.
It is extremely important to drift
your live bait in the edges of currents
where moving tides come in contact
with oyster bars, points of marsh
grasses, feeder creek mouths, jetty
rocks, bridge pilings or dock pilings.
In many cases you will soon dis-
cover the "sweet spot" of the struc-
ture, and after a nice backcountry red-
fish is landed, be sure to cast right
back into that very same sweet spot.
There have been a lot of small reds
in the rivers and bays that are measur-
ing less than the legal size limit of 18
"We finally caught quite a few legal
size redfish the other day before the
weather turned bad," Capt. Allen Mills
said. "I hope this is a good sign that
redfishing will remain good right,
through our winter fishing season."
Backcountry fishermen can expect
to catch sea trout, flounder and puppy
drum using this very same inshore
fishing tactic.
Beach fishermen are catching
whiting, puppy drum and lots of blue-
Bluefish weighing to just over a
pound are slamming schools of finger
mullet along the surf and at both the
St. Marys and Nassau inlets.
The best tide for hooking up to

-'. .these feisty game
A fish is the first of the
falling tide.
Look for diving
birds and then cast a
flashy lure right into
the bluefish school.
The 52-M Mirror
Lure and Crocodile
Spoon are both
ON THE excellent weighted
D lures that can be cast
WATERe long distances.
TERRY Be sure to use a
LACOSS 14-inch length of
LACOSS wire leader to'avoid
... cut-offs.
Black sea bass are running at
many of the offshore fish havens, par-
ticularly at inshore FA and KBY fish
havens. Fish dead on the bottom with
fresh local squid or cut baits.
Deep jigging with a four-ounce
buck tail jig tipped with a piece of cut
bait or squid is also a fun and se,, liig
technique for catching sea bass that
weigh to ,hriee pounds.
Best bet for this weekend is the
south end of the George Grady fish-
ing pier for sea trout during the last
few hours of the incoming tide. i
Drift a live shrimp under a trout
float or cast 1/4-ounce led head jig
rigged with a chartreuse plastic curly :
High tide arrives just after sunset,
which is at 5:30 p.m.

The News-Leader encourages local
anglers to submit photographs of their
catches, which will be published in this
space on Fridays. Email photos to
bjones@fbnewsleadercom, mail them
to PO. Box 766, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035 or drop them by the News-
Leader office at 511 Ash St. in
Fernandina Beach. Call Beth Jones at
261-3696for more information.

Increased fatalities prompt FWC to reach out to boaters

With just a few weeks remaining
in the year, 2010 has proved to be a
tragic one for boating accidents. So
far, there have been 76 boating fatali-
ties, a 24 percent increase from this
time last year.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission wants
Florida boaters to reverse that trend.
'The most unfortunate part about
these statistics is boating fatalities
are usually preventable," said Capt.
Tom Shipp of the FWC's Boating

and Waterways Section.
While the FWC patrols Florida's
waterways and strongly promotes
boating safety year-round, this year's
higher number of fatalities prompt-
ed an increased emphasis on pre-
' vention.
At least 41 of the 76 deaths were
due to drowning and the FWC has
some advice about that.
"One of the best ways to prevent
a drowning is simply to wear a life
jacket," Shipp said. "Boaters don't

always expect to find themselves in
the water, but if they do, a life jacket
can save a life."
There is a variety of life jackets
available to boaters. New styles are
much smaller, lighter and more
comfortable to wear than the tradi-
tional vest-style life jacket.
'The 'belt pack' is worn around
the waist. A 'suspender' style is also
available," said Brian Rehwinkel,
'outreach coordinator for the FWC's
Boating and Waterways Section.

"These types of life jackets are inflat-
able, and some models activate auto-
matically if the wearer falls into the
While a few unusual accidents
have occurred this year, the majority
are similar to those of recent years.
They involve boaters failing to pay
attention to their surroundings,
neglecting to wear life jackets and
wp. i :ii;e at high speeds.
"We strongly urge boaters to fol-
low safe boating practices," Shipp '

said. "Pay attention to the weather
and your surroundings, make sure
your boat and motor are in good
working condition, check all safety
equipment before embarking, and
don't drink and operate a boat."
The FWC also encourages
boaters of any age to take a boating
safety course.
To find a course or more boating
safety information, visit My.
FWC.com/Boating or call 853-4.8-


Debby Portier of Fernandina Beach took this deer Dec.
4 in a Crandall pasture while hunting with David Hagins.
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of antlerless deer while hunting the Nassau Wildlife
Management Tract Nov. 24. Florida's Section C was
open to harvest antlerless deer Nov. 20-26. Harvesting
anterless deer during a brief portion of the hunting sea-
son is needed to maintain a healthy deer population.


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Is 'GM wine on the horizon?

For the News-Leader
In early 2011 European Union wine
grape growers are required to signifi-
cantly reduce the use of pesticides and
fungicides in their vineyards and pres-
sure is on to do the same in most other
wine-producing countries.
European grapevines receive 70 per-
cent of all fungicides used in Europe
although they only comprise eight per-
cent of crop acreage. In California, in
2008, grape growers sprayed 18.5 mil-
lion pounds of fungicide, more than 92
percent of chemicals used. Even organic
vineyards use a considerable amount of
sulfur and copper to control fungi.



exhibit at

ax library

Jacksonville Public Library,
in partnership with
Remembering for the
Future Community
Holocaust Initiative, is host-
ing a traveling exhibit of
the United States Holocaust
Memorial Museum on the
fourth floor of the Main
Library through March 13.
"Deadly Medicine:
Creating the Master Race"
examines how the Nazi
leadership, in collaboration
with individuals in profes-
sions traditionally charged
with healing and the public
good, used science to help
legitimize persecution,
murder and, ultimately,
"The Jacksonville Public
Library is proud to bring
this thought-provoking and
important exhibition to our
community," said Library
Director Barbara Gubbin.
"While the exhibition focus-
es on a horrific chapter in
our world history, the diffi-
cult moral, social and ethi-
cal issues it raises are still
valid today."
Remembering for the
Future Community
Holocaust Initiative is spon-
soring an accompanying
lecture series addressing
societal issues of today,
including: bullying, dis-
crimination, military tor-
ture, definitions of life and
death, the potential impact
of scientific advances in the
field of human genetics,
balancing the needs of soci-
ety as a whole with the
rights of the individual, and
DEADLY Continued on 3B3

The heavy
WtiB E 'use of pesti-
cides and fungi-
I cides destroys
soil organisms
that promote
.-.-.-.---- healthy plants.
This, in turn, requires greater fertiliza-
tion and use of other soil additives. It
becomes a vicious cycle that has signifi-
cantly increased the cost of wine.
Grapevines are highly vulnerable to
disease. Propagated by cloning (grafting
cuttings) and grown in single-variety
vineyards creates an ideal monoculture
environment for a variety of diseases
and insects. There are more than 50
viruses that affect grapes, dozens of

insects and, the biggest threat of all,.
fungi such as powdery mildew and
downy mildew.
Pesticide use has increased in recent
years with the sudden appearance of
Pierce's Disease in California in the late
1990s; it is a virus that can wipe out an
entire vineyard very quickly. And just
last year, Napa growers discovered the
European grapevine moth, which will
produce three generations of larva in
one year that chew away blossoms,
berries and mature fruit.
Genetic engineering (GM) could
solve many of these problems facing
growers and winemakers and thus
WINE Continued on 4B

An early photo of the Florida House from the archives of the Amelia Island Museum
of History, which will present a program on the fabled inn on Jan. 14.

Past presentandfuture

Explore the Florida House

The Amelia Island
Museum of History
invites the public to
a special New
Year's treat: The Florida
House: Past, Present, and
The fun begins at the
museum on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m.
for a special program on the
history of the Florida House.
After hearing about its color-
ful past, the group heads to
the Florida House and will
receive an exclusive tour and
reception at the newly reno-
vated building.
Come learn more about
this local landmark, which
has housed President Grant,
Jose Marti and a host of
other characters.
Tickets are $10 for muse-
um members and $20 for
non-members and include
the historical presentation,
tour and reception at the
Florida House. Seating is
limited and tickets must be
purchased at the museum,

-n '233 S. Third
St. Contact
Alex at 261-
7378, ext.
museum is
also offer-
ing the fol-
lowing pro-
.: grams in
Wentz January:
first Brown
Bag Lunch Lecture Series,
featuring Archivist Teen
Peterson discussing "Local
Resources for Local
Historians," is Jan. 5 at
Ever wondered who
might have lived in your old
house, or where your family
-lived 150 years ago? The
museum's library and
archives are a great resource
to find out more about tons
of topics on local history.
Peterson will showcase the
wealth of resources available

to the public and where to
begin on your own research
This program is free and
open to the public.
* *
Back by popular demand,
the museum invites the pub-
lic to hear Dr. Rachel Wentz
presenting "Forensic
Anthropology: How the Dead
Died" on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.
Do you like TV crime dra-
mas? Then join the museum
for the real deal as it looks at
how forensic anthropology
helps solve crimes and deter-
mine "cause of death"
through the analysis of
human skeletal remains.
Wentz will explore the
vital role trauma analysis
plays in forensics and how
forensic anthropologists
assist law enforcement in
solving homicides. This pro-
gram is free for members
and $5 for non-members.
Contact Alex at 261-7378,
ext. 102.


Santa calls $10
The Council on Aging is
helping Santa connect with
local kids through Dec. 21.
Parents pay $10 "long dis-
tance 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 for
contacting by phone. The fly-
ers are available at the COA,
1367 South 18th St.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will
try three times to reach 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.
The Ballroom Youth
Academy will host a
Christmas dance party from
7-10 p.m. tonight at the Peck
Center auditorium. Cost is
$10 for adults, children admit-
ted 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.
Visit with Santa from noon-
4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Train
Depot at the foot of Centre
Street in downtown
Fernandina Beach. Photos
are $5. Pets are welcome too.
Christmas showcase
The Learning Community
of North Florida, 626 S.
Eighth St., will host a
Christmas Showcase Dec. 18,
with many pf its students and
instructors on hand selling
their crafts, etc. They also will
discuss their upcoming class-
es with visitors. Extra spaces
are available. Email Nancy
Rossiter at nancy@tlcnf.com.
Visit www.tlcnf.com.
Craft bazaar
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. Free admis-
Learn how to make home-
made holiday pet treats free
of preservatives at
The Learning
Community of
-I N,: th Florida,
626 S. Eighth
" S St., Fernan-
dina Beach,

Dec. 21 from
4-6 p.m.
Students will leave
with an assortment of their
own handmade treats as well
as a cookie cutter and recipes
for making these holiday gifts
year after year. Call 430-0120
or visit www.tlcnf.com.
Christmas cookies
Learn how to make an
Italian cookie planter for your
family or for holiday gift giv-
ing at The Learning
Community of North Florida,
626 S. Eighth St., on Dec. 22
from 4-6 p.m. Come prepared
to make and sample .these
holiday treats. Call 430-0120
or visit www.tlcnf.com.
Christmas tea
The Learning Community
of North Florida, 626 S.
Eighth St., will hold a class on
how to host a Christmas tea
party on Dec. 23 from 4-6
p.m. Learn about menu plan-
ning, tea selection, serving,
presentation and baking tips.
Enjoy a Christmas tea with '
your classmates. Call 430-
0120-or visit www.tlcnf.com.
Plantation Christmas
Celebrate Christmas with
a variety of seasonal festivities
at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. On Christmas Eve,
Santa visits are available from
7-9 p.m. for infants to 10 years
old for $30 for the first child;
$15 additional children.
Christmas Day enjoy the
Christmas Grand Buffet or a
four-course dinner at The
Verandah. Seatings in the
Sunrise Cafe and Ocean Grill
are from 1-5 p.m. for $50 per
adult or $19.95 per child, ages
12 or under. Enjoy a four-
course Christmas dinner at
The Verandah from 5:30-9
p.m. for $45 per adult or
$15.99 per child, ages 12 or
under. For restaurant reserva-
tions, call 321-5050.
The Ritz Christmas
Celebrate Christmas at
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island ballroom with a buffet
Dec. 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
that includes seasonal
favorites, a breakfast station
and desserts. Reservations
required. Cost is $89 per
adult, $55 per child, ages 5-12
Salt will serve Christmas
dinner from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 25.
Chef de Cuisine Rick
Laughlin will prepare a four-
course holiday menu.
Reservations required. Cost
is $115 per person (tax and
gratuity not included).
Cafe 4750 will serve a
Christmas buffet Dec. 25
from 3-9 p.m. Reservations
required. Cost is $62 per
adult, $28 per child, ages 5-12
HOLIDAY Continued on 3B



The Yulee United
Methodist Church Youth
Fellowship. 86003 Christiar i
Way. will host their annual
Christmas Legends '
Hayride from 6-8 p.m. tonight.
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.


The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
the public to its next 3rd Friday on 3rd Street, at 7
p.m. tonight featuring Sarah i-
Miller from the Florida Public !.
Archeology Network. present-
ing'Archeology Along the St.
Johns River." The St. Johns
River has played an ever-
changing role in the lives of
Northeast Floridians for thou- -,
sands of years. Prehistorically, the river provided
food. transportation and a geographic connection
between people living from the source to the
mouth. Historically, the river supported missions.
plantations and military outposts. Famous archae-

logical sites on the river's bottom also have been
discovered and add to our knowledge of Florida's
Admission is free for museum members and
$5 for non-members. For information, contact
Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102.

For His Glory Community Outreach
Ministries along with Covenant Community
Church, Greater Fernandina i
Beach C.O.G., Emmanuel
Ministries International, The
Journey Church. Third Mt.
Zion along with Pastor John
Coverdale and Evangelist
Theadessa Williams will spon- .
sor a "Community Unity
Holiday Meal" Dec. 19 beginning at 3 p.m. at the
MLK Jr. Recreation Center. 1200 Elm St.
Fernandina Beach. This event is free to all. Come
as you are to come together as a community to
share a smile, conversation and a meal during this
blessed holiday season. For information call Dr.
Lois Cook at 624-3501.

A Solstice Celebration labyrinth walk will be

held Dec.21 at 7 p.m. at
North Beach Park (north
of Main Beach on
Fletcher Avenue) to cele-
S fr brate the longest night of
..... t the year and the full
moon. Bring a safe candle or votive to carry and
dress appropriately for the weather. For informa-
tion contact Eliza Holliday at www.theletterist.
blogspot.com or (904) 5562517.


Get pictures of you pet taken with Santa Paws
on Dec. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at Nassau County Animal
Services. 86078 License Road. across from Tax
Collector's Office. Cost is 55 for digi-
tal photos that you can use I ,.' -
ever you wish. Proceeds will
support the homeless ani-
mals at the shelter. For
information call 491-7440.
The shelter also has the
ideal gift- 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.
Cards may be purchased at the shelter, or call
Carol at 491-7440.

FRIDAY. December 17. 2010 LEISURE News-Leader



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:
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau, 1250 South 18th St.,
Femandina Beach, today.
Elm Street Recreation
Center, Director John
Coverdell, 1200 Elm St.,
Femandina Beach, Dec. 20
and 21, 1-5 p.m.
* *
The Baptist Medical
Center Nassau Auxiliary will
host a $5 Jewelry Sale in
the boardroom off the main
lobby from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
today. Cash, checks and
major credit cards are accept-
ed. The hospital is located at
1250 South 18th St.,
Femandina Beach.

The Learning
Community of North
Florida, 626 S. Eighth St.,
will offer a class on fresh
herbal pestos Dec. 19 from
4-6 p.m. Learn how your
favorite herbs can be easily
transformed into flavorful
pesto for pasta, appetizers
and soups. Call 430-0120 or
visit www.tlcnf.com.
A cooking with herbs
class will be held Dec. 19
from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn
which parts are best to use .
and how each herb can add
life to your favorite foods. Call
430-0120 or visit
A gourmet pasta making
class will be held from 1:30-
3:30 p.m. Learn the simple
techniques to make basic
pasta, stuffed pastas and fla-
vored pastas. Call 430-0120
or visit www.tlcnf.com.
On Dec. 20 from 5-7:30
p.m., learn how to cook
British comfort food such as
bangers or Cumberland
sausages for the classic
Bangers and Mash
(sausages, mashed root veg-
etables and onion gravy), try a
-cheddar beer soup, then finish
,with bread and toffee pudding
or apple and blackberry crum-
ble. Call 430-0120 or visit
* *
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.
21, Evening of Film 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.
* *
Tickets to all the Amelia
Island Book Festival's tick-
eted events are now on sale
for members. Tickets for
non-members go on sale
Jan. 1. Visit www.ameliais-
landbookfestival.com for com-
plete author listings, events,
prices and frequent updates.
The festival runs Feb. 18-19.

Headliners include Susan
Vreeland, Writers' Workshop
Luncheon keynote speaker,
Rick Bragg, Author's
Luncheon keynote speaker,
and Jamie Ford, the Books 'n
Jazz on the Marsh keynote
Free events include the
Authors in Schools on Friday
and the Readers' Festival and
Children's Chapter Saturday.
For information on these and
other upcoming events, visit
val.com or call (904) 624-
* *
The Tudor Room at The
Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, will re-
open Jan. 7 as the museum
unveils a restored gallery
as part of its 50th anniver-
sary season.
The Tudor Room incorpo-
rates paneling, flooring, fur-
nishings, a fireplace and a
selection of art from the
Cummers' home to recreate
the domestic sphere in which
their collection was originally
displayed. Archival photo-
graphs and documents in the
Millner Gallery will further
illustrate how the Cummers'
lived with their collection.
Admission is free for mem-
bers, $10 for non-members.
For information, call (904)

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
Presidential Medal of
Freedom, Welty was the first
living author to have her
works published by the
Library of America. The lunch-
eon 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, Tickets are $35 for
Friends of the Library mem-
bers and $40 for nonmembers
and available at the
Fernandina Beach library, or
reserve a space by calling

* *
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


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Be a zookeeper
ARIAS iAmelia Residents In Action
iCOr The -.ymphony) sponsors an
Irisirument Zoo program during January
and February that Visits all Nassau
County lournh-grade students. The goal
is to acquaint each student with the varin-
ous instruments o1 the orchestra
rsirings. ,cdwinds brass and percus-
sioni as well as provide them With the
copporluni',' to play each of the instru-
menit C onme be a volunteer No experi-
ence required Call Rachel Smith 491-
39,29 or Sandy Shaw 261 -6498. for
Roger Hawk
Roger Hawk, aka 1he King.' and his
new band Mystery Train will perform at
lth Doo Wop Diner 1120 South 141h
St in Femandina Beach at 3 p m Dec
i. For information visit www.roger-
hawk :com Call 432-8400 Visit
wwvw doowopdiner biz
Chorus auditions
The Jacksonville Symphony
C chorus is auditioning for singers
tor tile '011 season Auditions will be
held will be held Jan 15 beginning
at 9 am in the Phillips Fine Arts
Building at Jacksonville University The
Cho'rus will Join the Jacksonville
Symnphony in Donizetti's opera The
Elixir of Love, Holst's The Planets,
Vaughan Williams' Toward the
Unknown Region
Singers interested in auditioning
shnculd call 1904) 354-5479. ext 221
Audition information and membership
application are available at
www laisymphonychorus org.
Country concert
George Strait and Reba with Lee
Ann Womack will play at Jacksonville
Veterans Memorial Arena Jan 28 at 7
p rn 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
Tickeimaster outlets, at (800) 745-3000
or online at www.ticketmaster.com
Bilingual music
The Amelia Arts Academy's tittle
C 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 lo work through rhythm, melody
and Spanish Music includes bilingual
adaptallions and original compositions
Irom Ricardo & Marci Call 277-1225 or
e-mail intormation@amellaartsacade-
my org
Latin chorus
El Coiro 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 lan-
guage Children learn and perform clas-

sponsored by BarkAvenue.
Attire is casual; costumes
optional, but highly encour-
aged. Pets are welcome 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. Each vote
is $1. For information call
(904) 879-5861 or visit rainhu-


"Don't Dress for Dinner,"
presented by Fernandina
Little Theatre and featuring
Stephen France, Melinda
Leon, Ruthellen Mulberg,
Annette Rawls, Steve Rawls
and Ryan Smith, will be
held today and Dec. 18 at
7:30 p.m. at the theater, 1014
Beech St.
Tickets are $15 and are
available at The UPS Store in
the Publix shopping center.
FLT is a small theater and
patrons are advised to pur-
chase their tickets in advance.

"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 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. Group sales are avail-
able. Tickets start at $42 for
adults and $35 for children.
Ticket price includes dinner,


sics from the Latin-Amencan Songbook.
Call 277-1225 or e-mail
information,,' ameliaartsacademy.org
Band class
Miss D's Elementary Band with
Diane Demeranville for grades three
through live meets from 4:30-5 p.m.
and 5-5 45 p m. (beginners) on
Tuesday and Thursdays at the
Amelia Arts Academy No experience
preferred' Open to all children, regard-
less of school attended. Call 277-1225
or email inlormaiion@ameliaartsacade-
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
SI hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7.30-10 p m featuring great local
musicians Admission is free and all are
welcome Come enjoy dessert, coffee
and music
Dogstar Tavemrn
Dogstar Tavern. 10 N. Second St.,
tonight and Dec 18, Josh Miller Blues
Revue Dec 31, DJ Screwface and D-
Funk breaks. dub-step, electro); and
Jan. 1, Logarnhm (members of Middle
Rhythm Acoustic). Visit their Facebook
page Call 277-8010.
Falcon's 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,
Dan Voll at 7 p.m. tonight; Crafty at 9
p m. Dec 18 Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
Weekly pool tournaments Tuesdays
starting at 8 p.m Wednesday nights,
DJ Jigz spins your favorite tunes. Dec.
18. Jason "Buck" Smith and the guys of
the 'Buck Smith Project" rock the house
beginning at 9 p.m, Christmas Eve,
Karl Davis plays live; New Year's Eve,
Swerved performs live to rock in the
New Year. Follow The Hammerhead on
Facebook at Hammerheadbar
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carnton,
Amelia Island.
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St, Dan Voll
& The Alley Cats 8 p m. to midnight
Saturday The Instant Groove from 7-10
p m Sunday (original band member
Cam Ray will |oin the group for what
promises to be a swinging good time),
Frankie's Jazz Jam Tuesdays for musi-
cians ot all abilities (call 302-6086 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 Thursdays; and Ceroc Blues danc-
ing, with free lessons the first and third

show and parking. Call (904)
641-1212 or visit www.alham-
* *
Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for "Morning's at Seven" at
7 p.m. on Jan. 4 and 5 in
the Studio Theatre at 209
Cedar St.
This comedy by Paul
Osborne is set in 1939 and
has five women and four men
in the cast. One female and
one male character are in the
35-45 age range; the other
characters are over 60. Visit
re.org for complete details.
Rehearsals will begin in
January and performances
are in April on ACT's main
stage. Sinda Nichols is the
director. For more information
or to check out a script, call
the theater at 261-6749.
* *
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 beautiful
swan maiden, Odette, from an
evil sorcerer's spell.
Call 1-888-860-BWAY or
visit www.artistseriesjax.org.
* *
The Golden Dragon
Acrobats will be coming to
the Wilson Center for the
Arts on Jan. 9 at 3 p.m.
The Golden Dragons are
recognized throughout the
United States and abroad as
the premiere Chinese acro-
batic touring company today.
Call 1-888-860-BWAY or visit
* *
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-
Sorority star Elle Woods
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

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
Friday. Call 261-7222

Larry & The Backtracks perform
every Thursday from 6-9 p m. at
Kelley's Courtyard CaI6, 19 S. Third St.
Call 432-8213
O'Kane's 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.
Bad Santa is back the evening of
Christmas Day at Sheffield's at the
Palace. Enter the Sexy Santa contest
with your sexiest impersonation of the
holidays and you could win $200.
Judging will begin at midnight hosted by
DJ Heavy Hess
Sheffield's will host a New Year's
Eve party Dec. 31 with DJ Miguel
Alvarez and DJ Heavy Hess ringing in
2011 and the ball drop live on the big
screen. Professional photographers will
be on site to capture the celebration
Enjoy light appetizers and a premium
champagne toast at midnight along with
a balloon drop. Celebratory party favors
are Included. Contact bill@thepalacesa-
loon.com, visit www.thepalacesaloon.
com or call 491-3332
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach; 2910
Atlantic Ave, The Macy's live each
Wednesday from 6-9 p.m ; Bush
Doctors live Friday, 8 p.m -midnight.
Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 South
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's 6-10 p m.
tonight in the lounge, Hupp 6-10p.m. in
the tiki bar, The Macy's 6-10 p.m. in the
lounge and Hupp 1-5 p.m. and Cason
6-10 p.m. in the tiki bar Saturday: shag-
gin in the lounge 4-7 p m. and Hupp 1-5
p.m. in the tiki bar Sunday Call 277-
6652. Visit www.SlidersSeaside.com
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Flelcher Ave live music Monday
through Saturday evenings; trivia
Thursday at 7 p.m inside Call 261-

where noDelta Nu has gone .
before: Harvard Law. Along
the way, Elle proves that
being true to yourself never
goes out 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.
For more information and
to purchase all-access pass-
es, visit www.ameliaislandfilm-
festival.org. One adult pass is
$75, with two for $125.


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 Associa-
tion and the Woodcock
Foundation of Jacksonville.
Call 261-7020 or visit
* *
Art Ventures, 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 initiative to support
the work of 91 individual
artists and 39 small arts
organizations in Northeast
Admission is free for mem-
bers, $10 for non-members.
Call (904) 356-6857.
* *
"Spirit of the Image" pre-
sented by Margaret and
Wayne Howard's Seventh
Street Gallery, featuring
photographs by Wayne
Howard, is on view through
December at their home/

gallery, 14 S. Seventh St.
Viewings may be scheduled
by appointment. Call 491-
5269 or email waynehoward.
* *
On view at the First
Coast Community Bank
Satellite Gallery on South
14th Street through mid
February are the works of
Island Art Association
artists Barbara Fuller, Jayne
Gaskins, Karen Trowbridge
and Gretchen Williams.
Gallery viewing is during bank
hours. Visit www.islandart.org.
* *
Women of Vision: Art
Beyond Sight Exhibition is
on view at The Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens,
829 Riverside Ave., Jack-
sonville, through March 6.
This marks the 12-year
anniversary of the Women of
Vision program at The
Cummer. The exhibition fea-
tures botanical drawings,
music-inspired paintings and
poetry created by women who
experience low-vision and/or
blindness, as well as include
photographs of the women
participating, in the program.
Admission is free for mem-
bers, $10 for non-members.
Call (904) 356-6857.

The photographers
group at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St., has created a CD of
Amelia Island scenes, avail-
able at the gallery desk, in a
second edition, for a $10
donation to the IAA Building
Fund. Call 261-7020.
Visit www.islandart.org


One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical Informa-
tion about downtown
Fernandina and a good.time
for all. Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History Thursdays
at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of
the town's most popular,
notorious or otherwise his-
toric pubs and bars. One
ticket will get you one drink at
each establishment and an
earful of colorful tales about
the places you visit Tickets
are $25 per person (must be
21, must show ID). Reser-
vations required. Contact
Thea at 261-7378, ext.105 or


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(tax and gratuity not includ-
ed). Call (800) 241-3333 or
visit www.ritzcarlton.com/
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
century. 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
Edible details include a
gingerbread cannon with
chocolate cannonballs, gin-
gerbread pirate captain and a
treasure chest of candied
bounty. Complimentary tours
are held throughout the
Ring in the New Year at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Adults can enjoy a
four-course New Year's Eve
menu at the Ocean Grill from
6-10 p.m. for $90 per adult.
The Verandah will serve a
New Year's Eve dinner for
two for $125 per couple, or
choose from the regular
menu, from 5:30-9 p.m. Dance
to the sounds of Celebration
in the Lobby Lounge from 9
p.m.-1 a.m. with a Champagne
toast at midnight.
Kids ages 3-10 can attend
the Pirates of the Caribbean
themed New Year's Eve Bash
from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. for $100 for
the first child and $75 per
additional child. Ages 11 to 18
can ring in the New Year with
their own bash from 7 p.m.-i
a.m. for $120 for the first teen
and $100 per additional teen
and enjoy Wii and Xbox
games, bowling, dinner and a
midnight celebration.
Families can celebrate
together with a Midnight at
Nine Party from 5-9 p.m. for
$23.75 per adult and $9.85 per
child. Call 1-800-The-Omni or
visit omnihotels.com.
NewYeais dance
The Terpsichorean Dance
Club will hold its New Year's
Eve Formal on Dec. 31 at
Omni Amelia Plantation from
8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Hors
d'oeuvres, set-ups, noise mak-
ers, hats, champagne, conti-
nental breakfast and music by
the Mike Miller Band includ-
Contact Joe or Liz Belden
at 277-2629 or email
jbelden@thebeldens.org by
Dec. 24. Fee is $100 in
advance or $125 at the door
per couple. The club will be
accepting canned goods to
donate to the Salvation Army
Hope House.
NewYear's gala
The Ritz Carlton, Amelia
Island will host a Gala New
Year's Eve Celebration featur-
ing lavish food, live music,
dancing, opeh bar and fire-
works Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-i
a.m. The ballroom will have a
black and white dance floor
and festive d6cor and black
and white attire is encour-
aged. Masks will be provided
or guests may bring their
own. Cost is $150/person
(includes gratuity).
Young children can attend
the Kids' Sock Hop. Teens
will enjoy a South Beach-
theme party with mock-tails,
buffet, dancing and games.
Call (800) 241-3333 or visit
NewYear's at Salt
Celebrate the New Year
with an intimate dining expe-
rience Dec. 31 at Salt, where
Chef de Cuisine Rick
Laughlin will prepare a four-
course menu. Seatings at 6
p.m. and 9 p.m. Reservations
required. First seating is $125
per. person; second seating,
$155, includes Champagne
toast at midnight (tax and gra-
tuity not included). Call (800)
241-3333 or visit www.ritzcarl-
Cafe 4750

Enjoy a New Year's Eve
buffet in the casual ambiance
of Caf6 4750, Italian Kitchen
and Wine Bar at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island, Dec.
31 from 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Reservations recommended.
Price is $62 per adult, $28 per
child, ages 5-12 (tax and gra-
tuity not included). Call (800)
241-3333 or visit www.ritzcarl-
Lobby Lounge
Gather with family and
friends at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island Lobby Lounge
for music, dancing, light

menu and Dom Perignon by
the glass Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-
1:30 a.m. No cover charge. No
reservations accepted.

Wonderful Life
"It's a Wonderful Life: The
Radio Play," adapted from
Frank Capra's film and direct-
ed 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 stu-
dio 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
The Florida Ballet will
present its annual production
of "The Nutcracker" at 7:30
p.m. tonight, at 2:30 and 7:30
p.m. Dec. 18 and at 3 p.m.
Dec. 19 the Florida Theatre,
128 E. Forsyth St.,
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
Santa visits
Adventure, Landing, 1944
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville
Beach, is offering all children
a chance to let Santa know
what they want for Christmas
this year, Dec. 18, 19 and 23,
noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. and
Dec. 24, noon-3 p.m. Kids
who sit on Santa's lap will also
receive a free game of minia-
ture golf. Several Kodak
photo packages will be avail-
able for purchase. Anyone
who purchases a photo pack-
age will receive a hot choco-
- late fof free.
Adventure Lafidirng is also
hosting a New Year's Eve
Celebration Dec. 31 from 10
a.m.-2p.m., with a celebratory
balloon drop at noon. Guests
also get unlimited mini golf,
unlimited go-karts and unlim-
ited laser tag. Cost is $10 for
kids 12 and under and $15 for
ages 13 and up (balloon drop
is for kids 12 and under only).
For information visit
Kwanza celebration
The Ritz Theatre and
.Museum will host an event to
celebrate the third day of
Kwanzaa, called Ujima, which
focuses on the principle of
Collective Work and
Responsibility, Dec. 28 at the
theater, 829 Davis St.,
The celebration is free and
open to the public and will
feature showings of the docu-
mentary "The Black Candle"
at 3 and 5 p.m. The communi-
ty celebration will start at 6
Residents are invited to be
a part of a traditional Kinara
candle lighting ceremony and
hear an explanation of
Kwanzaa's principles and how
they can be applied through-
out the year. Each person is
asked to bring fruit for the
table to be shared with every-
one in the community. Local
youth will perform during the
For information call The
Ritz Theatre and Museum at
(904) 632-5555 or visit
Patsy Cline 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 din-
ner 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
Call the box office at (904)
641-1212 or visit www.alham-


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WINE Continued from IB
reduce the use of chemicals,
improve production and cut
the cost of making wine. But
GM faces huge hurdles.
Passionate opponents use
emotional, irrational appeals
to tie the hands of wine
researchers and producers.
They have adopted the
catchy pejorative "Franken-
wine" to frighten consumers.
For example, Greenpeace,
the strident environmental
organization, has conducted a
misinformation campaign to
discourage vintners from pro-
ducing GM wine or even con-
ducting research. And a
group of balaclava-hooded
terrorists uprooted an experi-
mental vineyard in France
this summer, destroying
seven years of work. As a
result, it appears that no
genetically modified vines are
used to produce any wine
commercially at present.
'"The people most con-
cerned don't have strong
backgrounds in biology,"
noted famed grape geneticist
Carole Meredith, who recent-
ly retired from the University





of California at Davis. "They
simply don't understand the
issues." Essentially there is a
lack of understanding about
genetic engineering, which
has been used .in various
forms for hundreds of years.
For example, when the
phylloxera insect was
unknowingly brought to
Europe from America in the
1860s it devastated European
vineyards. The answer was to
graft classic European
grapevines (vitis vinifera) to
American rootstock (vitis aes-
tivalis). The genetic makeup
of aestivalis contains a resist-
ance to the root-eating bug.
Using a similar approach,
researchers have been insert-
ing into grape rootstock a
gene from a plant often a
grape variety that is resist-
ant to mildew or one of the
many viruses that affect
grape vines. In effect, the
plant is being "vaccinated"
against disease, much as
humans are vaccinated
against diseases such as
polio, measles or scarlet
fever. People who have been
vaccinated have had their
genetic makeup modified.

Moet & Chandon, the
Champagne vintner, and the
French government conduct-
ed a test to immunize
chardonnay from the fanleaf
virus, which can cut produc-
tion by 80 percent. There is
no grape variety that is resist-
ant to fanleaf, so cross-polli-
nating isn't an answer. So the
researchers inserted a gene
segment from the virus into
rootstock used to grow white
grapes, exposing the root-
stock to viral pathogens to
stimulate natural defenses,
exactly the technique in
human vaccinations such as
for the flu. Public outcry,
however, forced the experi-
ment to be cancelled. It was
modified plants from this
experiment, moved to anoth-
er location, that were uproot-
ed in this summer's attack.
Experimental GM wines
have shown no difference in
the basic qualities of the
wine; a GM pinot noir smells
and tastes just as a non-GM
pinot noir. Genetically modi-
fied riesling produced in
Germany had no difference
in sensory tests.
Since 1995, more than 50

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permits for GM grape trials
have been approved in the
U.S. while such countries as
France, Germany, Chile and
Australia have ongoing exper-
And GM foods have been
with us for some time.
Currently 93 percent of soy-
beans and 86 percent of corn
grown in the U.S. have been
genetically modified. Other
crops and their U.S. percent-
age are: cotton 93 percent;
canola oil 93 percent; sugar
beets 95 percent; Hawaiian
papaya 80 percent and
squash 13 percent.
While the reduced use of
pesticides and fungicides in
the EU that begins next
month is a good thing for the
environment, it could result in
lower productivity and higher
prices for wine. As wine
prices increase, and as public
understanding of the realities
of genetic modification goes
forward, public resistance is
expected to subside.
Robert Weintraub writes on
wine monthlyfor the News-
Leader He welcomes com-
ments at rweintraub@bell-

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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Finandal-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment& Sales 619 Busness Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 ,,r.d.-,.rd.urr.shed
101 Card of Thanks' 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles *620 Coal-Wood- Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West Nassau County 859 Homn-- Iurr,.nred
102 Lost & Found 206 Child Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garder,,'LI.r, Equipmert K.2 Mobile Homes 815 Kingsland/St. Marys 860 Homes-Unfurnished
103 In Memoriam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 PFlanr% See0./'Frtl,.:er F03 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camden County 6r..l .-,a[;c,-er,[ij
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 SrapTrade 804-1 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas SE2 Brj 5, Ereakl,r.t
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruction 503 Pets/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Warted to Buy 8CBi Beaches 850 RENTALS B r3 Cmr-, r a
106 Happy Card 302 Diet/Exercise 504 Services 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Free Items 820: Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 8.. CW-.re, ruueal Petai
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobbies/Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 8.) Condominimus 852 lbt.,ie m 901 TRANSPORTATION,_
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garage Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 eacars 6, Trader F0RP. Off Island/Yulee 853 1...: HMurr,ne Lots 901 Aur,-rb.tes
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Articles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Bo.t Supplies,hD.,cdkage 809 Lots 854 Room 902 Tru,:,_
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Spors Equipmern tSales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 ApartmentS-Fumished o0 ,-,s
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreaton Vehicles 811 Comrner.:,3' -.E1i 856 p.rt,',,r-T-I-nrurr,. ,J lot.or,.cle_
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks & Bonds 605 Computers-Supplies 618 Auctions 70' Cromjout.r- & Supplie- 812 rop-r-t n ,schn. e 857 ,'.,r,,.,-E.iurr,,her ,'05 C.rr,r,rial


102 Lost & Found
with white blaze under chin. Name
"Peaches". Please call (904)335-1389
with any information.
LOST CAT vicinity Nassau Club Apts.
since Fri. 11/26. Orange/Gold w/NO
tail. Walks w/limp from old injury on
rear paw. Very loved & missed. If
seen, please call (904)583-0053.
If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
MALE RED CHOW Needs meds.
Reward. Answers to "Chang". (904)
225-9940 or (904)548-7657

104 Personals
ADOPTION A childless happily
married couple seeks to adopt. Loving
home. Lg extended family. Finandal
security. Expenses pd. Laurel & James.
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S 105 Public Notice
THERE IS A LIEN On The Following
Vehicles for towing and storage and
will be auctioned off on the listed dates
below: on 01/04/11 a 1998 Dodge
Durango VIN #1B4HS28Y5WF118583
and on 01/11/11 a 1999 Buick 4DR
VIN #2G4WB52K7X1432790 at 12
noon at 1683B S. 8th St., Femandina
Beach, FL 32034. (904)321-3422

I arnabas
Needs volunteers to help Nassau County
families who need food, shelter,
and basic necessities.
Call: 904.261.7000 for more info

105 Public Notice

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

108 Gift Shops
THE BOOK LOFT now has Madame
Alexander Fancy Nancy Dolls and
Ravensburger Jigaw Puzzles in stock.

201 Help Wanted
Nassau County has two (2) openings
for Maintenance Helpers at $10.83
hourly plus benefits. Requires high
school diploma or GED and experience
in the field of agriculture or construct-
ion trades, and a valid drivers license.
Applications will be accepted thru
Thursday, December 23, 2010 and can
be obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96135 Nassau
Place, Suite 5, Yulee, FL 32097. Phone
(904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-5797,
or www.nassaucountyfl.com. EOE/
M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.
NEEDED teacher at Step By Step
Learning Center in Yulee. CDA
preferred, but not required. Apply in
person only.
Owner Operator Reefer Co. $2000 sign
on bonus! Great rates & family
atmosphere. Call (800)237-8288 or
visit www.suncocarriers.com. ANF

201 Help Wanted I

The Town of Hilliard is seeking a qualified
candidate to fill the position of Parks and
Recreation Director. This is a
Department Head position. The suc-
cessful candidate will perform responsi-
ble administrative and managerial work
for the orderly and efficient operation of
the Parks and Recreation Depart-ment of
the Town including the over-sight and
long-range planning for all park facilities,
recreation programs, playgrounds, and
athletic fields. Mini-mum qualifications
include a bachelor's degree with major
course work in Parks and Recreation
administration and five years experience
in the area of parks and recreation with
a mini-mum of two years in a
supervisory position.
We offer you a complete benefits
package, including paid holidays,
vacation and sick leave, coupled with a
great health, dental, vision and life
benefits plan and Florida Retirement
The Town of Hilliard is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free
Workplace. Post-offer physical requir-ed.
Applications may be picked up at Town
Hall located at 15859 West County Road
108, Hilliard, Florida from 9am until 5pm
Monday through Friday, or printed from
our web page www.townofhilliard.com

Application will be accepted until the
close date of December 23, 2010.
The Barnabas Center needs your help
in meeting the needs of people in
Nassau County. If you can volunteer
for just 3 hours a week in our Crisis
Center, New to You Resale Store, or
Medical Clinic please call 261-7000 ext.
107. The Barnabas Center is a non-
profit agency serving the critical needs
of over 5,000 residents each year and
is located at 11 S. 11th Street. You can
help make a difference.
in, all essentials provided, new car
possible, school expenses if desired, up
to $400 weekly, everything negotiable.
Retired, divorced, single gentleman,
great health would like light home help
including some tennis. Ideal for young.
Call Andy (904)772-9813 Jax. Fl.
Apply in person, Doo Wop Diner, 1120
S. 14th St.
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
News-Leader and the FTC.

201 Help Wanted

for an exp'd MA. M-F, FT with good pay
and great benefits. Apply by sending
resumes to sdavls01@bqclinic.com.
DRIVERS Homady Transportation.
Miles, money & home time! Start up to
.42cpm. Sign on bonus available. Great
benefits. Great home time. OTR exp
req'd. No felonies, lease purchase
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DRIVERS Food tanker drivers need-
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DRIVERS Earn up to 49t/mi. 1 year
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tunity for a Service Technician at Nas-
sau Club in Fernandina Beach. The
ideal team member will have prior gen-
eral maintenance & repair experience.
Apply online today at www.concord-
rents.com. Excellent Benefits!

Family Support Services has an
opening for a Family Services
Supervisor and Caseworkers for our
Yulee location. Responsibilities for
supervisor will include (but not limited
to) supervision of direct service team,
ensure quality delivery of services,
monitor budget and vendor services,
as well as staff workload and
performance. Attend and participate in
meetings and task force groups,
communicate issues, resolve problems
and maintain level of knowledge
pertaining to new developments,
requirements and policies. Provide
oversight of Foster Care, In Home
Services and Adoption. Bachelor's
Degree in social work or related area of
study from an accredited college or
university required and three years
experience in human services or' child
welfare programs. Please submit all
resumes to Cherie.Shaw@fssnf.orq.

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Counselor is responsible for providing
counseling services to all youth in the
program in a wilderness setting.
Services include, but are not limited to
treatment planning, individual, group
and family therapy. Bachelor's degree
in the field of counseling, social work,
psychology, or human services.
Master's degree preferred. Two years
experience working with adolescents
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timeframes preferred. Send resume
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Road, Yulee, FL 32097. Can e-mail to:

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Excellent benefits. Need CDL-A & 3
mos recent OTR. (877)258-8782.
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RECEPTIONIST Fast paced medical
office seeking pleasant, detail oriented
multi-tasker for front office position.
Fax resume to Leslie (904)261-9353.
ASST. MANAGER/Part-Time Small
family owned retail/food service
business seeking individual with great
people skills to. work in fast paced
environment supervising 2-4 persons.
Must be able to be on your feet for
most working hours. 20-30 hours per
week with a flexible schedule to include
some weekends. Pay to be based on
applicants skills and experience. Email
resume to: Ameliaiob(ivahoo.com

complexes in Fernandina Beach and
Yulee, full time. Call (904)277-2103 for

204 Work Wanted
docks. (904)206-0005

passionate, intelligent, middle aged
lady would like to sit with the elderly or
provide care giving services to the sick.
Call (904)261-7931.
Santa Claus won't come down a dirty
chimney. Have a safe winter's burning.
Call Lighthouse Chimney Sweeps (904)
261-8163 or 583-1300.

ADD-6NS Holiday special. Create the
extra parking & patio 'area for your
holiday get together oF- get ready for
next summer's fun. Starting at $749.
Call (904)491-4383 or (904)237-7324.

207 Business

BE YOUR OWN BOSS Start today.
Own a Red Hot! Dollar, Dollar Plus,
Mailbox or discount party store from
$51,900 worldwide. 100% turnkey
(800)518-3064 www.DRSS4.com. ANF

your own-boss. 25-machines/candy all
or $9,995. All major credit cards
accepted. (877)915-8222. Vend 3.
AINB02653. ANF
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,
operationalas and renovated. Now
operating as a "Shoney's "IDEAL-
buffet.. .steakhouse...seafood .... etc.
MMhotels(iaol.com OR call (904-277-
2300) or see Mike at Days Inn on
Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach.

Restaurant Opportunities available
for lease & sale.
Auto' Repair Shop for sale. Multiple
locations available.
Other retail/commercial for lease and
sale to meet your business needs.
Amelia Coastal Realty 904-261-2770

301 Schools &
high paying Aviation Maint. Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Aviation Insti-
tute of Maint. (866)314-3769. ANF
home. Medical, business, paralegal,
accounting, criminal justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer
available. Financial aid if qualified.
SCHEV certified. www.Centura.us.com
Call (877) 206-5165. ANF

1306 Lessons/Classes
acoustic. $25 per hour. Ask for Brad
,904) 206-0193.
GUITAR LESSONS All styles: Rock,
Jazz, Blues, Country, etc. Lessons
tailored'-to student. $15 per 30 minutes
or $25 per hour. Call (904)415-8992.

403 Finance
CASH NOW Cash for your structured
settlement or annuity payments. Call
J.G. Wentworth 1-866-SETTLEMENT (1-
866-738-8536). Rated A+ by the
Better Business Bureau. ANF

404 Money To Loan
$500 CHRISTMAS CASH No credit
check. 6 months to repay. Payments
$55 biweekly. Active checking acct &
$1000/mo. min income required.
(904)206-RUN1 (7861). ANF

As seen on TV. Injury lawsuit drag-
ging? Need $500-$500,000+ within 48
hrs? Low rates. Apply now (800)568-
8321, .www.lawcapital.com. ANF

S 503 Pets/Supplies I
CHIHUAHUAS Girl & boy, long hair,
$425. Male, smooth, $400. 8 weeks
old on Dec. 25th. Cute! Call (360)870-
black & white, 7 months old, location
Fernandina Beach. $400. Call (229)

601 Garage Sales
85912 HADDOCK RD. Fri. 12/17 &
Sat. 12/18, 9am-? New clothes, books,
.records, furniture, household items,
glassware, Christmas gifts & decor, and
much more! (904)504-7674
YARD SALE Sat. 12/18, 8am-noon.
Trinity Church, corner of 8th & Ash.
Office chairs, misc. tables, framed art.
YARD SALE Sat. 12/18 only, 8am-
4pm. 96001 Brighton PI., Yulee.
Household items, tools, lots of
Christmas stuff. Something for
NEW & USED surf gear/clothing,
baby stuff. 2187 Cumberland Ct. Sat.
S12/18, 8am-?

Burmeister Rd., off Old Nassauville Rd.
Follow the signs. Everything goes. Nice
things, good prices. Sat. & Sun., 7am-
GARAGE SALE 321 S. 6th St. Sat.
12/18, 8am-? Kenmore stove w/hood,
$50, call 491-8082. Furniture, books,
clothes (all sizes), toys, lots of
children's items, lots of dishes, & more.
Too much to list.


601 Garage Sales

Frmr. consultant selling below ebay
prices. Sat. 12/18, 10am. NO EARLY
BIRDS. Forest Parke Dr, Flora Parke.
Look 4 signs.

1324 S. 14TH ST. at the Farm
Bureau parking lot. Multi-family
moving sale. Bed, couch, chair, toys,
moving trailer, odds & ends, Christmas
gifts. Sat. 12/18.
SAT., 8AM-12PM 96089 Starlight
Ln., in Heron Isles off Chester Rd.
Clothes, dishes, furniture, tools, &
Vision Fitness Elliptical X6200 HRT.
sale. Many items never opened. Clothes,
summer & winter (men, women's plus
sz., boys 4T-5T, girls 12-16, Jr's sm-lg, sz
1-7 (Aeropostle, Hollister, American
Eagle, Rue 21, Old Navy, O'Neal, Roxy)
most worn only 2-3 times, several semi-
formal & formal dresses. Lots of Jr's style
jewelry. Video games & game systems
(Nintendo, Wii & others), TV, VCR.
Complete Luau birthday party supplies
(not paper), tons of brand new girl's
surfboard bedroom accessories never
used, lots of Halloween stuff, new
Valentine cards, Christmas items & 100+
rolls of wrapping paper. New in box Star
Wars, Star Trek, Micro Machines. Legos,
Mr. Potato Head, other toys, books,
movies. Never opened turkey deep fryer
New authentic Coach' handbag. Lots
more. Too much to list. Fri. & Sat., 8am-?
Meadowridge Ct., Yulee. Follow signs.
12/18 only, 10am. NO EARLY BIRDS.
Forest Parke Dr., Flora Parke. Wicker,
quality ladles/teen clothing, books,
DVD, toys, crafts + more.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 12/18, Sam-'
1pm. 86045 Meadowoak Ct., Yulee, off
Meadowfield Rd. Clothes, ent. unit,
toys, books, & more. Support Y.E.S.
Safety Patrol!
GARAGE SALE Clothes & household
items. Sat. 12/18, 8am-3pm. 86474
Sand Hickory Trail, Yulee.

611 Home Furnishings I 1804 Amelia Island Homes 852 Mobile Homes I 852 Mobile Homes

duty, good condition, works great.
$200 for the set. (904)415-1575

KING SIZE Hand Carved Pine Bed -
from Mexico Purchased originally from
Home Imports. 2 night stands, 2
dresser towers to match. $5,000. Call
(904) 285-2549.

616 Storage/WarehousesI
Buy at contractors cost. Commercial,
industrial, farm, churches, hangers, &
all uses. Our factory representative will
visit & assist you in planning your
project in person. In-field support &
erection available. (888)907-6260. ANF

S 618 Auctions

probate vehicles. Online timed bidding
only. www.abalauction.com (850)510-
2501 Abal Auction Real Estate AB2387
AU 3239. ANF

1 624 Wanted To Buy
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628

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BIG YARD SALE 505 S. 9th St.
Antiques, furniture, bookcases, jewelry, 104 Recreation Vehiclei
etc. Fri., & Sat., 9am-lpm.
1___ I_________ fr a Excellent condition, low hours, kept
602Articles for Sale protected from weather. $750. Call

REG'D YORKIE-TZU Great Christ-
mas gift, only 2 left, $200/ea. HD
ual miles. Perfect cond. (904)845-4646
AVON for Christmas! Order now.
(904)545-1136 or 321-1295. Hurry
before it's too late.
FOR SALE G.E. dishwasher, $75 &
(4) Philippine mahogany captain's
chairs, 40 yrs old, great shape, $200.
Call (904)225-0541.
FOR SALE Power lawn mower $100.
Power weed eater $50. Brand new
electric wine cooler $60. Electric blower
& weed eater $20/ea. (904)225-5308
FOR SALE Complete Air Hockey
Table Game $145. Budweiser Grill and
Cooler Combo (new) $45. Call 261-
0994 to see.

603 Miscellaneous
LICORICE LOVERS browse largest
selection gourmet licorice in USA.
www.LicoriceInternational.com. 1-800-
LICORICE. Guaranteed fresh. Fast
delivery. Free sample w/order. Enter
code A1216 for $5 thru 1/13/11. ANF"

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

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OPEN HOUSE Fri. 12/17, 6-8pm in
Isle de Mai, 658 Spanish Way East.
4BR/3BA, 2482 sq. ft. $339,990.
(904)491-4270 SEDA New Homes
OPEN HOUSE Fri. 12/17, 6-8pm in
Flora Parke, 32553 Sunny Parke Dr.
4BR/3BA, 2482 sq. ft. $249,990.
(904)491-1955 SEDA New Homes

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

806 Waterfront
backyard lake. 96061 Waters Ct.,
Fernandina. $229,000. Realtors
welcome. (904) 206-0005

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

807 Condominiums
Condo Foreclosure Own for pennies
on the dollar! Spectacular brand new
3BR/2.5BA condo (2,262sf) on Amelia
Island, FL. Prime location, upscale
amenities only $249,900. Own for
less than half price. Includes private
beach club membership Must see-- call
now (877)888-6381 x42. ANF

808 Off Island/Yulee.
OPEN HOUSE Fri. 12/17, 6-8pm in
The Hideaway, 86045 O'Sheas Place.
4BR/2BA, 1845 sq. ft. $179,990.
(904)225-2734 SEDA New Homes

851 Roommate Wanted
- in 3BR/2BA house. $100 per week.
All utilities included. 491-1521

I 802 Mobile Homes II 852 Mobile Homes

JACOBSENCustom Built Modular
Homes! Built on your lot or ours.
100% Financing on all site
improvements. NO MONEY DOWN &
payments as lowv as 595 monthly.

DWMH 3BR/2BA on 1 acre. $725/
mo. Call 753-2498 after 5pm.
on 1.5 acres. Nice clean place, outside
shed & carport, on Lonnie Crews.
$800/mo. + Deposit. (904)866-7880

3 Bedrooms

,1 Starting at $750/mo
$99.00 deposit
W/D Connections
A Large Closets
Private Patios
[A i Sparkling Pool
Tennis Courts
Exercise Room
~. ,- Close to shopping
20 minutes to Jacksonville
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37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, Florida
Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30
Sat /Sun. by Appt.

NICE 2BR SW $495/mo., includes
water. Also, 60X100 MH LOT $295/
mo., includes water (904)501-5999

& monthly rates. (904)225-5577

2BR/1BA in Yulee. 1 yr lease, $150
light and $450 security deposit.
$550/mo. 583-0278

854 Rooms
ROOM FOR RENT for single. 5 min-
utes from beach. Private bath, private
entrance. $100/wk. + $200 dep. Call
10am-6pm, (904)430-7091 anytime.

856 Apartments

Affordable Living We are accepting
applications for our 1 & 2 bedroom
units. Rent based on income. Apply at
Post Oak Apts., 996 Citrona Dr.,
Fernandina Beach; (904)277-7817.
Handicap Accessible units available.
This institution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.
507 S. 6TH ST. 3BR/2BA, fireplace,
laundry room, fenced yard. $850/mo.
+ deposit. (904)310-6547 or 583-0862
LARGE 2BR/2BA large garage, near
the beach. Completely remodeled, new
carpet. $975/mo. + $975 sec. deposit.
Call (904)583-3811.
UNIQUE STUDIO APT. 650 sq. ft.
Full kitchen, W/D, skylights, etc. Near
town. 2nd floor. $625/mo. (904)321-


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* 18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) SBR/5BA/2 half BA. Custom
built home overlooking the marsh and Amelia River. Pool, outdoor fire-
place, patio living area, boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car garage. Professional
kitchen, granite countertops, two laundry rooms. Master suite on main
level. Three BR suites plus recreation room & study upstairs. Private
in-law suite. Call for pricing.
* 610 N. 15th Street 3BR/2BA Home with ceramic tiled floors and
carpeted bedrooms. Large great room, screened porch, and fenced in
back yard. $1150
* 2017 Beech Street 3BR/2BA Recently renovated home close to
schools and downtown Open floor plan with carpeted living areas and
ceramic tle in kitchen and bathrooms. Two walk in closets in master
bedroom. Partially fenced backyard, screened porch, and two car garage.
$1225, 1/2 off first months rent.
* 95035 Woodberry Lane 4BR/4BA, Large master BA w/ garden tub
and shower. Family room w/fireplace, alarm system, 2 car garage,
screened porch overlooks lake, sprinkler system, washer/dryer included
and community pool area. $1850
* 95140 Hither Hills Way 3BR/2BA Great home on the #2 Green in
the North Hampton Golf Course center, large living room and eat-in
kitchen, on cul-de-sac w/2 car garage, includes washer/dryer, lawn serv-
ice, cable TV, high speed internet and monitored security system. $1350
* 90587 Commodore Point Drive (Heron Isles) 4BR/2BA Home
approx 1400 sf in newer subdivision. Split floor plan with eat-in
kitchen. Basic cable included, Community playground. $1195
* 403 Tarpon Ave Unit 423 (Ocean Park) 2BR/2BA Furnished
condo with ocean views only a short walk to the beach. Approx. 1800
sq.ft., this unit includes a washer and dryer, covered balcony, plus a 2 car
garage with elevator access. Community pool, clubhouse, grills. $1650
* 3200 S. Fletcher Ave D-1 (Ocean Dunes)- 2BR/2BA Fully furnished
ocean front condo. Ground floor unit just steps from the beach, across
the street from The Surf Restaurant. Ocean front patio and communi-
ty pool for those hot summer days. $1400
* 3319 Sea Marsh Road 2BR/2BA Furnished condo in The
Plantation. Great community amenities including two pools. $1100
* 95023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas)- 3BR/4BA Fully fur-
nished luxury townhouse with elevator, bonus room with bar, and but-
ler's pantry. Oceanfront community close to the Ritz. $1850

$309,000 Eastport Drive-MLS #52982
North Hampton Beauty on water
Nip Galphin 277-6597

3200 S. Fletcher Ave C-2 (Ocean Dunes)- 2BR/2BA Fully furnished
condo on 2nd floor. Fireplace in living room. Covered back deck over-
looks community pool and has great ocean views. $1300
4744 Weatwind Court (The Colony) 2BR/2BA Condo available
early Jan 2011. Fireplace in living room, large two car garage.
Community pool and tennis courts. Close to shopping, The Ritz, and
the beach. $895
95146 Springtide Lane 3BR/4BA Beautiful townhome located in
a gated community off AlA off of the Intercoastal waterway. Rent
includes lawn service. $1950
.* 2700 Mizell Ave. (404A) 2BR/2BA condo in Amelia Woods,
ground floor, includes community pool, garbage, sewer, water, lawn and
pest control. $850
2443A First Avenue (UP) 3BR/2BA Short walk to the beach.
Great room w/fireplace. Lawn care included. $900
966 Chad Street 3BR/2BA Townhome on cul-de-sac. Bright, open
floor plan with loft area. Close to schools and shopping. $975
95024 Barclay Place Unit 4A (Harrison Cove) 2BR/2BA
Downstairs condo in gated community. Unit features a fireplace, gran-
ite countertops, stainless appliances, ceiling fans, and water softener.
Ceranirc tile in living areas with carpeted bedrooms. Screened back
porch. Community tennis courts, short walk to the beach. $1295
836 Laura Street 2BR/2BA upstairs Duplex, ceramic tile through-
out, large deck in back, garage, includes water & sewer, $12,c0
2483 A First Avenue- 2BR/2BA Duplex only a block from the beach.
Back porch with shaded backyard. $700
2743 B Ocean Drive 2BR/1.5BA Recently remodeled townhouse
close to the beach. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, bam-
boo flooring, and berber carpet. W/D included. Private back patio.
2840 A South Fletcher 2BR/1BA Ocean front downstairs duplex.
Beautiful views, easy access to the beach. $1150
2850 S. Fletcher UP 3BR/IBA Upstairs ocean front home with
beautiful views. Easy access to tile beach. $1095
95024 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) 3BR/3.5BA Townhome
on the ocean, just north of The Ritz. Stainless steel appliances, granite
countertops, double oven. Ceramic tile throughout. Covered front and
rear patios, plus rooftop patio. $1995

$276,000 422 S. 5th Street MLS #52857 $136,500 Amelia Woods #803 (MLS#53740)
Adorable Bungalow Downtown Fernandina 3BR 2 BA -Community Pool & Tennis Courts
Brad Goble 261-6166 Regina Sluder 277-6597


Cute Amelia Island cottage Beautiful 3/3 two-story island Spacious Beachway of Nassau Co
just a short stroll from the home has been remodeled. Lakes home in great condition stu
beach.Sturdy concrete block First floor office & MBR. 2 on .39 acre lot.Large kitchen, off
construction and remodeled decks, .47 acre lot. Close to fireplace, oversized master NI
inside and out suiteroffice
beach, schools., suiteoffice trc
#53824 5172500 #5356 $232.000 #53822 $168.500

From the fabulous foyer to the Fully furnished 3/2 has new What a great price on this Gr
view of the pond, this Lance- kitchen cabinets,. granite tops, Amelia Island 3/2 in a nice un
ford home is loaded with all new carpet & fresh paint. All quiet neighborhood offSadler Isl!
the most popular upgrades! appliances included. Pets Road w/no thru traffic. Close big
Great location, nice area. allowed. Walk to beach, to beach
#52838 $290,000 #50158 $195500 #53023 $199.000

Cute two-story oceanfront
beach cottage near Main
Beach area. Includes addtl 50-
foot lot behind home. Home
Is fully furnished.
#49409 $800.000

Great buy on furnished 3/2
with 50 feet of beach
frontage. Completely remod
eled in 1995. new roof in 2005.
Has vacation rental permit.

#44042 5799,000

Best priced home in the
Hideaway! Built in 2007.1554
SF. Great Room. Dining Room.
nice Kitchen. lawn sprinkler &
security systems. Near pool.
#53150 $129.000

completely remodeled 4/2
icco home In Ocean Reach
ers 2.094 sf of living space.
ce yard with stately palm
ces. fenced yard.
#53818 $372.500

eat buy on a brick home
der $100,000, on Amelia
and.Nice yard with lots of
g trees. Being sold AS IS.

#49032 $99.900


A truck cream puff inside and Well-maintained Lakewood This 4/3 two-story overlooks
out! Beautiful landscaped gar- home on lake has new granite 4th fairway. Lots of living
dens. 50-yr metal roof. hardl- countertops, newer carpet, space, large rooms. Gas hot
board siding, hurricane shut- wood burning fireplace, over- weather & dryer Home War
lers.RV parking, more sized MBR. rn.
#536545225.000 #536785229.000 ra ty #527175$289.000

Blackroad Road $278,000 Long Point $575,000
First Avenue (3 9 acres)$195,000 Oak Marsh $495,000 1
First Avenue $249,000 Plantation Oaks Ln $169,000 Great price on a lovelI 4/2
Keystone Lane $109,000 Park Place $104,900 with new paint, new landscap-
S.Fletcher $890,000 ing. wood floors. treed lot.
quiet street near beach.
ci|cOwner says SELL!
FF#ISLAND 53820 5319.900
Cayman Circle $37.000 Pages Dairy Rd $230,000
Cook Road $39,990 Palm Bluff Dr. $90,000 l I
Edwards Road $42,000/$55,000 Palm Circle $29,900 $82,000
Equestrian Way $30,000 Plum Loop $80,000
Freeman Rd. $69,000 Redbud Lane $199,000
Hardy Allen $230,000 Roses Bluff $29,500
High Pointe $89,900/$99,900 Springwood Ln, $231,500 SEAWATCH
Little Piney Island $150,000 Trotter Lane $30,000 Fully furnished 3/3.5 end unit
oceanfront townhome Is filled
Morgans Circle $60,000 Wesley Road $799,000 with upgrades] Lots ol cov
Napeague Drive $110,000 Yulee Hills Rd. $32,500 cred porch area to watch the
N. Hampton Club Way $249,000 ocean #53788985000
#53788 $985,000

remodeled efficiency. 2/1 & 3/2 SWMH
starting $125/wk or $500/mo + dep.
Furnished. Utils avail. (904)261-5034

2BR/1BA on Blackrock Rd. $600/
mo. + $300 security. Call 753-1691.

3BR/2BA SW on 1 acre lot. Private,
secluded. Service animals only. $600
dep.+ $600/mo. Call (904)583-2009.

$250 OFF First Month's Rent -
SWMH, 2BR/2BA on quiet private lot in
Yulee. By appt only. $650/mo. + $650
dep. Personal credit references
required. must verify annual income,
rental history & employment. One yr
lease. Service animals only, no pets.
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96268 Park 3000 sf. 4BR/4.5BA two story home located in
Oyster Bay. Porches front and rear overlooking canal. Gourmet
kitchen, Bamboo flooring throughout. WD). Yacht Club
privileges. Pets allowed. Off Island. $2,195/mo

2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 sf 3BH/3.5BA executive home
located on exclusive Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Fireplace,
large bonus room overlooking two decks, hot tub and power
generator are just some of the features you'll find. Pets ok. On
Island. $2,1()0/mo

95045 Buckeye 3095 sf 3BR/3BA in gated community. Huge
upgraded kitchen, large family room and covered patio for
entertaining. Lawncare & W/D.Pets ok. Off Island. $1,950/mo

75070 Fern Creek- 2358 s 4BR/3BA overlooking pond. Large
master suite downstairs. Tile throughout main living area.
Upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,500/mo

86867 Cartesian 2552 sf. BRf2.5BA two story with oversized
backyard. Community is very convenient to Kings Bay and
Jacksonville. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,450/inmo

Surf & Racquet #A110 1000 sf. 1BR/1BA condo with ocean
and pool view. Furnished with all utilities. No pets. On Island.

16 Zachary 1668 sf 3BR,3IA ground floor condo within
walking distance to beach, community pool and city golf course.
Screen porch overlooking private backyard. Pets ok. On Island.

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

86624 Meadowwood 1902 sf. 3BR/2BA on cul-de-sac.
Bonus/family room with split floor plan. Security, irrigation with
huge back yard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,275/mo

96009 Grey Heron 1605 sf. 3BR/2BA in Heron Isles with
bright & open floor plan. Master Suite with separate tub &
shower. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo

86250 Cartesian HALF OFF FIRST MONTHS RENT! 1730 sf.
3BR/2BA with large open family room and galley style kitchen,
Covered patio overlooking private backyard. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,200/mo

2064 Marlin 1092 sf. 3BR/2BA on Island home. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,150i/mo

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

Fernandina Shores #6400 1053 sf 2BR/1BA fully furnished
townhome just two short blocks toin the beach. Pets allowed. On
Island. $1,075/mo

1831 Perimeter Park 1850 s. 2BR/2BA home located in
Amelia Park. Upgraded kitchen. Walking distance to YMCA,
shopping, dining and schools. Sidewalks for biking or walking
throughout entire area, Pets allowed. On Island.

1713 Blue Heron 1066 sf 3BR/2BA recently remodeled
Island home. Wood flooring throughout. Nice fenced yard. Pets
allowed. On Island. $950/mo

427A S. 14th 1089 sf. 2BR/2BA Island residence close to
everything Fernandia Beach has to offer. On Island. $930/mo

Amelia Lakes #1525 806 sf. IBR/IBA condo with a great
view of the spring fed lake. Gated community ith pool, tennis
and workout center. Pets allowed. Off Island. $725/mo

229A S. Fletcher 768 sf. 2B13iBA Island residence. Pets
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*305 S. 17th St. 2BR/IBA. approx. 750
sq.ft., $800/mo.

1521 Franklin St.,3BR/2BA, approx.1702
sq.ft, 2 car garage. $1,200/mo.
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
clean 3BR/2BA, split level townhouse,
1,71 I approx. sq. ft., $1,200/mo. + utili-
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.

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.

2BR/ IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Special Fall monthly rates:. All until, wi-fi,
TV & phone


1858 Condos-UnfurnishedI 1860 Homes-Unfurnished


859 Homes-F.rnished
nished 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, gated,
comm pool, 5 mins/beach. Rental by
day, wk, mth, yr. 261-6204, 206-0035

BEACH! Furnished 3/2, 1st Avenue.
$1500/mo. (904)710-0423

3BR/2BA HOUSE on Edwards Rd.
Waterfront w/boat lift. $1000/mo. Call

2BR/1BA Heavily upgraded, all new,
completely furnished house for rent on
island, close to downtown. Fenced
backyard. Call (904)339-3308.

1860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR/2BA HOME in North Hampton
on golf course & water.. LR/DR, family
ro6m & play/media room. 2200 sq. ft.
$1495/mo. (904)335-0583

appliances, deck, carport, open floor
plan, approx. 2500 sq. ft. $1200/mo.
433 N. Fletcher. (904)753-4625
3BR/2BA home w/2-car garage. Pets
OK w/approval. $1100/mo. Available
now. Call 583-8968.

fireplaces, hardwood floors, 2-story, 3-
car garage, private access to ocean,
2700sf. $1300/mo. (904)472-4018

3BR/2BA/2-CAR GARAGE 1,732 sq
ft, built 2005, new flooring & paint.
Corner lot, partially fenced. 86141
Cartesian, Yulee. $980/mo. Owner/
agent (904)556-9549.

townhome w/1 car garage. 987 Chad
St. Pets allowed. Available now.
$975/mo. Call 583-8968.
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

professional property management
services. Call Today! (904)261-2770

3BR/2BA HOME in Hickory Village
with in ground pool. $1250/mo. +
$600 sec. deposit. Call (904)576-1049.

856 Apartments

blocks from beach. CH&A, W/D,
includes H20. 491-5574

FOLKSTON Large studio inpark-like
setting. Very quiet. $135/wk. Includes
all utilities. No deposit Really sharp.
Call Robert (912)276-2001.

857 Condos-Furnished
Oceanside of Summer Beach
Resort 2/2 cottage with one car
garage, fully furnished, Internet, cable,
minutes to the pool and the beach.
Monthly rent $1200. Call 415-8256.

Oceanside of the Gated Community
of Amelia Island Plantation 2/2
2nd floor condo, fully furnished,
minutes from the private pool and the
beach, Internet, cable, move in ready.
Monthly rent $1,300. Call 415-8256.

CONDO 2BR/2.SBA, pool, W/D. No
smoking. Sec. dep. + utilities. $1200/
mo. Long term lease. (910)695-9935
downstairs. Close to beach. Utilities
extra. $850 includes garbage & pest
control. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)

Office Space Includes utilities &
janitor. Medium $150, large $325, &
office suites avail. Jasmine Office
Center. Call (904)583-0058.

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

864 Commercial/Retail
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.
MMhotels(dlaol.com OR call (904-277-
2300) or see Mike at Days Inn on
Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach.

866 Wanted to Rent
move into established home/apt. in
Fernandina/Yulee. $400/mo. Nego-
tiable. Have dog. Call (770)539-4397.

901 Automobiles
Everything works. Good paint; AC,
AM-FM. Runs exc, bums NO oil w/
215,000 ml. $2,500. Terry 261-0438
DOOR V6, power windows, door
locks, tilt & cruise. New front & rear
struts, lower control arms, CV axle,
radiator & battery in 2010. 216,000 mi.
$2995. Call 327-8880.
LS 64,248 miles. Father's car. Must
sell. $6,000/OBO. (904)891-3791

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3BR/2BA upstairs unit, gated comm-
unity w/pool, W/D, SS appliances.
$1150/mo. + deposit. (904)677-0248

2BA, 2-car'garage, vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, spa tub, pool, tennis.
$925/mo. Ref. (904)225-2112 Iv msg.

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
Management, Inc. (904)491-9993

3BR/2BA CONDO in Fernandina
Beach. 1-car garage, all appliances,
gated area. Brand new. Call for details,
(904)507-9162 (c) or (904)879-9266.
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.
2BR/2BA Immediate availability. On
island, gated community, starting at
$775/mo. Call about our specials (904)

floor plan, stainless steel app's, tile,
wood, crown molding. Avail Jan 1st.
$1100/mo. W/D incl. (904)261-5899
LOFTON POINTE 4/2, 2002sf.
4/2, 1825sf, 86242 Augustus Ave.,
$1095/mo. Call Don Brown Realty
(904)225-5510 or 571-7177.
age, private lot on quiet street, near
shopping, short drive to beach. $1290/
mo. Fernandina Beach. (305)308-6505

603 N. 15TH ST. 3BR/2BA, 2-car
garage, large fenced backyard. $995.
Pet w/deposit. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
2168-A First Avenue. (904)206-0238
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 BRICK 3/2 on Chester
Rd. Totally remodeled on 1+ acres.
Includes all appliances. $1095/mo. +
deposit. (904)491-6008
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-

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

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