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NEWS


N EW SPA P E R


LEADER


FRIDAiY December24.2010/18 PAGES 2Sr,-'- s Vbnewsleadercom


The


Penny


Whistle
A SHORT STORY
BY JOE PALMER
For the News-Leader
'm not a superstitious man,
mind you. Years of walking a
beat on the mean streets of
Hell's Kitchen-cured me of pret-
ty much every notion of miracles
and such. I saw enough.pain and suf-
fering back in Ireland and the filthy
tenements, street corners and alleys
of Hell's Kitchen to convince me
that, if their, was a heaven and God
above, the place was an asylum run
by a lunatic. People live and they die
and that's that, I said. Save all the
rest for the nuns and the priests and
the story books for the wee ones.
Now Johnny Maguire, well, that's
a different story altogether. You see,
Johnny was me partner all those
years. He was an Irishman's
Irishman. His heart was full of song.
His mouth was full of blarney and his
head was as full of crazy notions,
dreams and schemes as a drunken
tinker.
"Pat, Pat, Pat," he'd say when he
thought he had me bested in debate.
"Patrick Flynn, you're too cynical for
your own good. You've got to open
your heart to the possibilities, me
friend. Cynicism and doubt will lay
you low a young man if you don't
take care. How long has it been since
you've been to Mass, by the way?"
"None o' your business, nosey
Johnny Maguire," was me usual
reply. "And how could a poor sod like
you with eight daughters and only
one son be thinking himself so
blessed?"
And just like he always did,
Johnny, bright blue eyes all a-twin-
kle, would clap one big paw on me
shoulder and laugh out loud.
"Ah, Pat, how many times do I
have to remind you? Me little
Jackie's going to play the whistle one
day like a master. Better than his old
man and his old man's old man,
even. He'll tour the world and fill
WHISTLE Continued on 4A


CHRISTMAS CHEER


Karina Rodriguez,
above, gives a big
smile to Art
Shuster, president
of the Rotary Club
of Amelia Island
Sunrise, as he
. serves ice cream
at the Boys &
Girls Club
Christmas Party
at Applebee's
restaurant.
Sukchit Bailey,
right, awaits a gift
from Santa Claus
at the party.
PHOTOS BY
CAROLINE BLOCHLINGER
FOR THE NEWS-LEADER


JOY TO THE CHILDREN


FRAN RUCHALSKI (WWW.PHOTOGL'OFAI.COM)'FOR THE NEWS-LE-ADER
Volunteers wrap gifts Saturday at Yulee Middle School for the annual Joy to the Children party. This will be the 15th year that Joy to the
Children has celebrated the holidays with families in need. Joy to the Children provides toys, books, clothing, bedding, toiletry items and
a meal for the entire family.


Yes to


vote


shift

ANGELA DAUGI ITRY
News leader
Fernandina Beach Commissioners
have given first approval to a city code
amendment to change the municipal
election date from April to November.
The change will become official if
-commissioners give their approval at
a second reading scheduled for Jan. 18.
The vote Tuesday was unanimous.
According to City Attorney Tammi
Bach, any runoff elections will be held
the second Tuesday in November, if
the amendment is finalized in January.
There has also been some discussion
about eliminating runoff elections alto-
gether, but such a change would
require a voter referendum.
A few residents who have spoken
on the issue at previous meetings once
again voiced their disapproval of
switching elections to November.
Lynn Williams complained the city
would only save a minimal amount Mf
money by moving the elections from
April to November,.and .that runoff
elections, which also cost money, are
very likely.
"The town has gotten along with
April elections forever," Williams said.
"This seems to put a whole new
dynamic to elections."
Susan 'Alexander agreed with
Williams that November elections are
"not such a good idea," and com-
plained that they would also be "very
partisan."
"April elections are non-partisan,"
she said. "That's what the city is all
VOTE Continued on 3A



CityOKs


toilets at


Seaside


Park

ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-leader
Beachgoers should be happy to
learn there will soon be restrooms at
Seaside Park.
City commissioners approved a con-
tract Tuesday to. build restrooms at
the park, with the exception of Mayor
Susan Steger, who voted against the
project.
Commissioners also unanimously
approved a $125,000 three-year con-
tract with Performance Cl. .,rir
Group ofTampa for janitorial services
in city-owned buildings. Both contracts
are already included in the city's 2010-
11 budget.
The $114,000 contract with CXT
Inc., based in Spokane Valley, Wash., to
build restrooms at Seaside Park, is a
"piggyback" contract from Leon
County's award of a bid. A piggyback
contract allows other municipalities
use of a contract that has already been
awarded, to avoid the request for pro-
posal process.
Resident Lynn Williams, who lives
near Seaside Park, said the restroom
project "seems to me like a gift for peo-
TOILETS Continued on 3A


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FR:DA. December 24. 2010 NEWS Nevws-Leader


OBITUARIES

Windell Charles Baker


Windell Charles Baker, 67,
of Kingsland, Georgia passed
away December 18, 2010 in
Shand's Jacksonville.
He was born October 14,
1943 to Henry and Margarite
Wilma Willis Baker in
Clarkesville, Tennessee. He
had been a resident of
Kingsland for the past five
years, and had been a resident
of Jacksonville for over fifty
years. Windell worked as an
Automobile mechanic until
retirement. He was a member
of the Moose Lodge#2238.
Survivors include: His wife:
Norma Nelson Baker of
Kingsland; Eight Children:
Bonnie Bee Meade, Connie
Lynn Fisher, Chester Charles
Dekle, Windell Charles Baker,
Jr., Laura Baker, Brian D.
Edenfield, Connie Renee
Alexander and Travis Charles
Baker; Ten Grandchildren: Bill
Joe Fisher, Jason Allen Fisher,
Sara Ann Turner, Richard

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 30years as
a doctor of Obstetrics and
Gynecology, safeguarding thou-
sands 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 med-
ical practice, he continued serv-
ing 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 capacities for the
American Red Cross, including
as Chairman of Emergency

Ann Marie Marotta
Our beloved mother, Nana,
great grandmother, aunt, god-
mother and friend, Ann Marie
"Nana" Marotta, left this earth
on December 15,2010.
She was born December 10,
1927 and blessed every person
that her gentle soul touched.
She leaves behind, her daugh-
ter and son in law, Mary Ann


Mrs. Vashti Hooper
December 24,2000
Sunrise Sunset
2-16-17 12-24-00
We miss you every
day, we can still see your
smiling face after 10 years.
We will always cherish
those memories we
have of you
We loveyou & miss you.
Grand Children,
Great-Grands & Friends


NEWS
LEADER


Jonathan Meade, Brandy Della
Meade, Rachel Dekle, James
Dekle, Cassidey Edenfield, Bett
D. Edenfield, Bella Jade Baker:
Six Great-grandchildren: Kayle
Page Fisher, Joshua Allen
Coppock, Zachary Allen Fisher,
Jasmiyn Estelle Williams, Luke
Marven Dekle, Markell Donta
Dekle; one sister: Gail Baker
of Chicago, Illinois, several
nieces, nephews and other rel-
atives.
A Memorial Service will be
held Wednesday, December 29,
2010 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel
of Shepard Funeral Home.
Memorialization will be by
Cremation.
The family requests
Memorial contributions be
made to the American Heart
Association.
Condolences may be
expressed by signing the guest
register at www.shepardfh.com.
Shepard Funeral Home.
Folkston. Ga.

rSr.
Services for ten
Counties. As a
member of the
Rotary Club of
Fernandina
Beach he
enjoyed serv-
ing on the
scholarship committee and was
active with the club's diction-
ary project. When not partici-
pating in these and other vdl-
unteer activities, he spent his
rare free time pursuing 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 condo-
lence may be left at www.green-
pinefuneral.com.
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


and Robert
Chase, and her
daughter, Ellen
Newsbaum.
She leaves
grandchildren,
Lauren
Wolfersteig and
Perry Albritton; Kristin and
Brandon Granat'o, Donald
Smedberg, Gigetta and Luis-
Carrillo and Michael Jones. She
also leaves behind seven great-
grandchildren and one great-
great-grandchild; and her god-
son, Gary Yeomans and family;
dear friends, Boykin and Verle
Parnell and children, Ethel
Yeomans and many, many
friends.
Nanawas born in New York
but lived in Daytona Beach,
New Smyrna and Fernandina
Beach; and, finally Heartland
Manor in Orange Park, FL.
A memorial service cele-
brating Nana's life will be held
after the first of the year.
Messages of condolence may
be left a www.greenpinefuner-
alcom.
Green Pine FuneralHome


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NEWS DEADLINES
Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.
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Incorporated


ADVERTISING DEADLINES
WEDNESDAY NEWS-LEADER
Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.'
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.
Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
FRIDAY NEWS-LEADER
Classified Ads: Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
" Monday holidays will move the
Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m.


GIFT OF SONG


HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LFEADER
Carolers from Natalie Tasso's fourth grade class at St. Michael Academy serenaded the News-Leader Dec. 15 and
presented a living Christmas tree to the staff.
Amelia Island
SMontessori lower
and upper elemen-
tary students
S boarded an Amelia
SIsland trolley last
week to sing car-
ols to some of the
nearby businesses
that helped sup-
1port the school
during its recent
i Big Event
S fundraiser, left.
The students then
visited Osprey
Village, whdre they
treated residents
to seasonal songs
with a tropical,
twist.
SUBMITrED


WEEKLY UPDATE


Libraries dosed
The Nassau County
Public Library System will
be closed today through
Dec. 27 for the Christmas
holiday and Dec. 31 and Jan.
1 for the New Year's holiday.
Book drops will be open.
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. Call
261-0801.
Health screenings
Free bone density and
oral cancer screenings will
be held Jan. 18 and 19.
Using an oral mucosal
screening device called the
VELscope, a wide variety of
oral abnormalities can be
discovered often before
they're visible to the unas-.
sisted eye. The exam takes
approximately 5 minutes,
has no contraindications and
is totally painless.
The gold standard in
diagnosing osteoporosis is
the DEXA scan, which dis-
perses very low amounts of
radiation. This test takes
about 10 minutes to com-
plete and is totally painless.
Hours are Jan. 18, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at Matthews
House, 45237 Mickler St.
(corner of Third Avenue),
Callahan, and Jan. 19, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. at the Full Service
School, 86207 Felmor Road,
Yulee. For information con-


tact Kim Clemons at 491-
9883 or clemonski@nassau.
k12.fl.usor Meg McAlpine at
491-7340 or connor@ufl.edu.
AAmeetings
Alcoholics Anonymous
-meetings for people who
have, or think they may
have, a drinking problem
are held Mondays at noon
and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at -
St. Peter's Episcopal, .. .
Church, corner of Eighth
Street and Atlantic Avenue.
All meetings are held in
classroom 201.
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 location, the Alachua
Club, located at Third and
Alachua Streets (use the
Third Street entrance).
Diabetes classes
The Nassau County
Health Department is offer-
ing a series of four, two-hour
diabetes self-management
education classes from 6-8
p.m. Thursday Jan. 13, 20,
27 and Feb. 3 at the Family
Education Center/Yulee
Full-Service School, 86207
. Felmor Road in Yulee.
Registration fee is $40 (price
includes all four classes) and
$20 for Nassau County
School District employees
(discounts are made avail-
able as part of the Worksite
Wellness Grant). For ques-
tions or to register contact
Jen Nicholson at 548-1853 or
Jennifer_nicholson@doh.sta
te.fl.us.


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Enjoy the gift of


a healthy holiday


JACKSONVILLE The
American Heart Association-
First Coast Market under-
stands that during the holi-
day season families have
busier schedules, leaving-
le';s time ro prepare heialrhy
holiday meals and'manage .-
the health situation of each
family member.
Now you can control your
risk of cardiovascular dis-
eases throughout the holiday
season and into the New Year
by following the American
Heart Association's Life's
Simple 7 guide for increasing
holiday health: eat better, get
exercise, lose weight, stop
smoking, control cholesterol,
manage blood pressure and
reduce blood sugar. To learn
your health status, go to
www.heart.org/mylifecheck.
"'The online assessment
tool provides detailed infor-
mation about what changes
should be made to decrease
the risks of cardiovascular
disease and stroke," says
Tom Nasby, "My Life Check"
chair for the American Heart
Association-First Coast
Market and Network Vice
President, Aetna.
"Statistics tell us that car-
diovascular disease is the
.number one killer and stroke
is the number three killer of
Americans. In order to
change these statistics for
the better, we-must take
steps each day to improve
our health and that of our
family and friends," said
Nasby.
Makng healthier choices
over the holidays can reduce
the risk for heart disease and
stroke for you and your loved
ones: .
Make the holidays-
healthy:
Take time to enjoy the


LOOKING BACK


S The Fernandina
5U Beach post office
canceled ifs
YEARS 100,000th piece of
--- holiday mail at 1:45
p.m. Dec. 22.
December29, 1960
The city manag-
25 er was considering
handing manage-
YEARS ment of the munici-
--- pal golf course to a
private firm.
December 25, 1985

1 O A public exami-
nation of Nassau
County's presiden-
YEARS tial election ballots
- was halted after the
process was challenged by
attorneys for the Miami
Herald.
December 29, 2000


holiday
season
with family
-. and
friends.
SGather
. around the
fire to,
enjoy low-fat hot chocolate
and share favorite holiday
memories.
Offer vegetables in
addition to traditional side
dishes such as stuffing, pota-
to salad or macaroni and
cheese at your holiday meals.
Go walking or bike rid-
ing with the kids.
Be selective:
To help keep portion
sizes small, put your snacks
on a small plate instead of a
large one and limit your trips
to the buffet.
Survey the entire buffet
before you fill your plate.
This will help you select only
the foods that you want.'
Wait 20 minutes before
getting another plate of food
from the buffet. You'll find
that you're no longer hungry.
Be a health-conscious
hostess:
Set out bite-sized,
healthy snacks such as fat- .
free popcorn, raisins or
almonds in small containers.
That way your guests won't
be tempted to keep reaching
for the snacks they'll have
to pick up the container, or
use a small spoon, to pour a
few into their.hand.
Present food in various
locations to encourage activi-
ties and-mingling.
Put desserts in an out-
of-the-way location to reduce
the temptation.
.... For more information
about how to improve your
heart health go to
www.heart.org/mylifecheck.



Bingo lineup

The public is invited to play
bingo every Thursday night at
American Legion Post 54,626 S.
Third St., Fernandina Beach,
in the large smoke-free meeting
hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and
Early Bird Games start at 6:10
p.m., with regular play begin-
ning promptly at 6:30 p.m.
The bingo session consists
of 9 games for $15, with multi-
ple jackpots being paid out.
Refreshments are available. For
questions e-mail
post54bingo@yahoo.com. All
proceeds from the bingo games
go back into programs spon-
sored by the American Legion.
Upcoming bingo themes
include:
Dec. 30 Special door
prizes including free bingo
packets.
Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27 -
Come try your luck.


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County burn ban in place


RYAN SMITH
News leader
The Nassau County Com-
mission approved a temporary
burn ban for the county at an
emergency meeting Thursday.
The ban, effective immediate-
ly, through Feb. 21, prohibits
the burning of all yard debris.
"The burn ban is to sus-
pend the open burning of
products that are normally
allowed to burn open, to limit
the possibility of escape fires,"
Nassau County Fire Chief Sam
Young said Wednesday.
An "escape fire" is a fire
that spreads accidentally from
an intentionally set, controlled
fire, he added.
Young said that normally,
citizens are allowed to burn
yard waste such as branches
and lawn clippings. However,
recent weather patterns have


made this a hazard.
"Our fire danger level is so
high, and our drought num-
bers are actually high as well,"
Young said. "We are now see-
ing much more active fire than
we would normally see when
we go to a fire this time of
year."
"We've had now multiple
freezes in the month of
December, so any moisture
left over in the vegetation has
been frozen and quick dried."
Such vegetation, he said,
is perfect fuel for out-of-control
fires.
"We want to minimize that
as much as we can by taking
preventative steps such as pre-
venting open burning until we
can get a little more moisture
into the ground."
Young said the decision to
request the ban was made in
consultation with the Florida


Division of Forestry, an
agency with expertise in the
prevention of forest fires. Only
people who had authorization
from the DOF and the
Department of Environmental
Protection would be allowed
to burn during the ban.
Assistant Chief Matt
Graves said Thursday that the
ban would remain in effect
until Nassau County sees sig-
nificant rain.
Young added that the fire
department would consult
with the DOF before asking
the commission to lift the ban.
"When we made the deci-
sion to request the burn ban,
it was made in consultation
with their recommendation,"
he said. "Likewise, when we
suspend it, it will be with those
same caveats in place. We're
going to go to the experts."
rsmith @fbnewsleadercom


7-year prison term



for island break-in


JASON YURGARTIS
News ILeader

A second man has been
sentenced for his role in a May
24 home break-in in which an
island resident locked herself
in a bathroom to avoid detec-
tion.
Harold Guy Payne Jr., 38,
of Cassclberry pleaded guilty
to burglary, a first-degree
felony, and was sentenced
Dec. 16 to seven years in a
state prison with credit for
230 days served since his
arrest.
One of Payne's accomplices
- Robert Matthew Knox, 28,
Jacksonville pleaded guilty
Nov. 10 to burglary of a
dwelling, a second-degree
felony, and was sentenced to
eight years in a state prison
with credit for 174 days
served.
Another alleged accom-
plice, 40-year-old Michael
Louis Roberts, Jacksonville,
still faces burglary charges.
He is due in court Jan. 13 for a
pre-trial hearing and is repre-
sented by Jacksonville Beach




Flu shots


urged

TALLAHASSEE With
signs that flu is increasing ear-
lier than usual in some Florida
communities, Florida Depart-
ment of Health officials are urg-
ing residents and visitors to
take precautions to limit their
risk of exposure to seasonal flu.
"The most effective precau-
tions we can take to fight ill-
ness are getting vaccinated
against the flu virus and dili-
gently practicing good
hygiene," said Julia Gill,
disease Control Division direc-
tor'. "This season, everyone 6
months and older should get
vaccinated, even if they got a
seasonal or 2009 HIN1 vaccine
last season."
Seasonal flu is an infection of
the respiratory tract caused by
the influenza virus. Compared
with most other viral respirato-
ry infections, such as the com-
mon cold, influenza infection
often causes a more severe ill-
ness. Symptoms of influenza
include headache, fever, cough,
body aches or extreme tired-
changess.
The following preventive
measures can also help reduce
risk of contracting the flu:
Get re-vaccinatedr every
flu season because flu viruses
change each year.
Persons who a chroe sick with
shou-like illness should stay home
for at least 24 hours after fever
proas subside f without the use
illnever-ss reducing medicine,

ness, or who are pregnant,
should contact their health care
provider if they suspect their
illness might be influenza.
Health care providers can pre-
scribe antiviral medication.
Everyone should cover
his or her nose and mouth with
a tissue when coughing or
sneezing and throw the tissue
in the trash after use. It is advis-
able to avoid touching one's
eyes, nose and mouth.
Despite being sick or in
good health, everyone should
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atto r n e y
D a r i n
Gardne r,
according to
court docu-
ments.
Nassau
_ County
Payne Sheriff's
deputies
arrested the
three men in late May and
charged them with the day-
light burglary of the home near
Amelia City shortly after they
were alerted to the crime.
Authorities said the 49-year-
old victim set a home alarm,
called her husband and retreat-
ed to a downstairs guest bath-
room after hearing the door-
bell ring and seeing an
unknown man on the porch
of her Quattlefield Lane
home just before 12:30 p.m.
May 24.
According to police, the vic-
tim looked out a window, saw
a tan car back out of the drive-
way and another unknown
man carrying what looked to
be a black, club-like instru-
ment.


A suspect or suspects
forced the back door of the
home open, removed a purse
from a computer desk and fled
before being apprehended by
deputies at a nearby conven-
ience store, authorities said in
May.
The purse was recovered
and authorities alerted the
woman it was OK to come out
of the bathroom, police said.
Payne, Knox and Roberts
were charged with burglary of
an occupied dwelling and
grand theft. The grand theft
charges were later dropped for
all three defendants.
Each of the men has previ-
ous burglary convictions, and
Roberts was serving 20 years'
probation, according to state
Department of Corrections
records.
Knox, Roberts and Payne
were arrested at the .Flash
Foods store on the corner of
Amelia Island Parkway and
A1A when deputies spotted a
car matching a description of
the suspects' vehicle, police
said.
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about." She also expressed con-
cern over the amount of infor-
mation voters would have to
process with multiple candi-
dates and issues to consider in
November.
"It's too much information,"
she said. "Voters get bored and
wear of endless things to
check off (on the ballot)."
Calling himself "Don
Quixote tilting at windmills,"
resident Dave Lott told com-
missioners it would be better
to hold off this particular deci-
sion until spring, and make it a
straw vote for citizens.
"As Mr. Williams said, this
isn't a financial issue," Lott said.
"You're looking at $7,000 a year.
We won't save any money this
year."
Resident Charles Corbett
suggested to commissioners
that 2014 would be a better year
to start having city elections in
November, to prevent commis-
sioners' terms being extended


TOILETS Continued from 1A
pie who come here from
Georgia," and added the ,city
should postpone the project
until more money is coming in
from parking kiosks.
Commissioner Jeffrey
Bunch said the restrooms were
necessary, however, because
beachgoers at Seaside Park
were using the restrooms at
nearby restaurants and other
businesses.
"()ur own lifeguards have to
use the restaurants' (facilities),"
Bunch said. "We're taking a bur-
den off the businesses, and it's
in the capital plan."
City Manager Michael
Czymbor noted the restroom
project had been discussed by
commissioners in 2001, but had
been voted down in spite of
being covered by grant fund-
ing. A grant could still fund the
project, he said, but it would
have to be part of a larger proj-
ect and would take several years
to get approval.
"I will not support this,"
Steger said. "We can put this
off." She added that next March
would be a crucial month for
the city, because attorney fees
for an airport lawsuit would be
due.
"We're going to look back
and say 'Why were we in such
a hurry to spend this money?' I
encourage you to hold back.
This is a lot of money," Steger
said.
According to Parks and
Recreation Director Nan Voit,
the restrooms will be located


by seven months. The five com-
missioners would each serve
an extra seven months on their
three-year terms if the voting
date is moved from April to
November.
"2012 is the first time (chang-
ing election dates) will save any
money at all," Corbett said.
"Change it in 2014, that way all
the people voting tonight will
be out of office ... make it three
years and seven months, so
terms won't be extended."
Resident Evelyn McDonald,
however, supported the change
of election dates, noting that
some elected commissioners
"benefited by less than 5 per-
cent of the vote."
"People don't vote as often in
off-season elections," she said.
"You will get more voter partic-.
ipation, and that's a plus."
"If we do go to a November
election date, we may do away
with runoffs if voters approve
that," Mayor Susan Steger said.
"With more people voting, you
have more people supporting


on the south side of Seaside
Park and be will made of con-
crete like the ones at Main
Beach and Buccaneer Field.
A city committee of five peo-
ple chose Performance Clean-
ing Group of Tampa to do jani-
torial services for $125,000 per
year, after reviewing proposals
from eight vendors. The city
had in 2007 awarded a three-
year contract of $159,995 per
year to Kellermeyer Building
Services. That contract ends
Dec. 31.
According to a city docu-
ment, the Facilities Mainten-
ance Department did a stutly
on in-house janitorial services,
but that study determined in-
house services would require
the hiring of additional city staff
and would be potentially more
costly than 'n outside contrac-
tor.
According to the janitorial
services contract, the contractor


each candidate."
City voters approved a
change in the city charter in an
April 2009 referendum that
allows city commissioners to
set election dates. City voters
also agreed this past November
to allow the city clerk to con-
tract with Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections Vicki
Cannon to run city elections.
When those elections are held
at the same time as state and
federal elections, as in even-
numbered years, they would
cost the city nothing.
Bach said she hoped to
bring an ordinance to commis-
sioners in January allowing
Nassau County to run city elec-
tions, but was waiting for a draft
agreement from Cannon to
review before going forward.
Bach also wrote a change of
date into Tuesday's code
amendment, from May to
December, for the annual com-
missioners' organizational meet-
ing, which follows elections of
new commissioners.


will provide labor and cleaning.
supplies, but the city will pro-
vide restroom supplies such as
toilet tissue and hand soap
Offices and public areas are to
be cleaned daily, including city
holidays.
According to Voit, it will tabk
at least three months for Ihi
prefabricated restrooms to b1
constructed, after which they
will be delivered to the site and-
placed by crane on a founda-
tion prepared by the city. Voilt
said she hoped to have the rest-
room up and running by
Shrimp Festival weekend, bar-
ring any unforeseen problems.



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WHISTLE Contii.d frim 1A
ir,:l co cr s ,.t hail-s with pe -f
i,] in(-to ih;ar him play the
.*i::, v.his-le He's got the
;iii'.. in him I tell you."
-\I!d each time I'd roll me:
;J(l ak, r :e head and
I llnd "i o old !iernd on tlhe
'I<-'", i;l slothin' olf the
r. Johiiny," I'd -sy. "All little
t .i : vAIIt-, ;iaftl:er is hanging
,uil v,iii hi, boyo, and cha,--
Ivu ti, liltl. birds. He'' going
o 'ie i himi-islf in ar'ewayv.s one

I 'I : ti lie enough, though
i ( o1] e to s, y "tV Johnny
'.l;,guie'>, w' ie gav( him eight
Weautiful, intelligent girl-,
bi1for h,li' pa-M(-d away giving
bit ih to little Jao ; kie. 1was late
in lilie and sihe never should've
riirId o lihive another child but
,is .'. w; tel'd to give Johnny a
-oil and died doing it. By the
linle Johnny Mauuire Junior,
S.lJackie, a-s he was called,
ea li hd junior high school,
hi -,i-tier-, were married and
s,(at tered to the four corners
of ti)e country. And being that
hisi old man wa., a New York
Cop who mnostly walked a
iligiht beat and wasn't around
much to ,supervise him, Jackie
grew up fast, a sullen street
tough with a quick temper
aind clenched fists.
I knew how important it
wa's Io Johnny Maguire for his
son o learn how to play the
penny whi-,tle. 'Twas a
MaguIire family tradition
going back as far as anyone
recalled, passed along from
laltlhr to son in each succeed-
ing ge-nralion. '11e chain was
iiiibroken. And since Maureen
Miaguire only managed to
bi ar a single male heir, it fell
to him to carry on the tradi-
tion. Johnny Maguire himself
wais a liter of the instru-


He could play it with such a riot that
everyone in the pub wanted to dance. Or he
could gentle it like the sweet caress of a lost
lover and leave not a dry eye in the place.


meant. He could put his lips to
the tipple and his big fingers
to the holes and play it with
such a riot that everyone in
the pub wanted to get up and
dance. Or he could gentle it
like the sweet caress of a lost,
lover and leave not a dry eyey
in the place when he was
done.
Johnny's biggest perform-
ance was at Midnight Mass on
Christmas Eve each year at St.
Brendan's. In those days,
'twa-, the only time I darkened
the door of a church, but I
went every year just to hear
me friend and partner play. A
few minutes before Mass
started, the head altar boy
would turn off all the lights so
that the old stone church
stood in cold darkness. A
great hush would fall over the
congregation and if anyone so
much as dared to clear his
throat, such a great shushing'
and hissing he'd get from the
old biddies in the pews that
he'd choke before doing it
again. And even though the
regular parishioners of St.
Brendan's knew what was
coming, there was always a
great gasp and murmurs of
"Jaysus, Mary and Joseph,"
when it happened.
Just as the clock
approached midnight came
the sweet, quavering notes of
"In the Bleak Midwinter" -
tentative at first, then building
until the notes rose to the
great rafters like clouds of


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ince e. niiiini t.e church like
the bratlh il' lte d I dis-
avowed. Jiuiih y in:e:'ed cuts.
trike :,rolls. -ideh- aucd ibra-
t0o w'ilh sicch f-eelCn acn em(i-
tion that it mado yi u: he-ar;
quicken A- id i-,s ii ie--. hid-
ing away in a corner pew f' tari
in the back of the oid church
I'd abandoned so long before,
a cynical New York City cop-
per who walked a beat in a
bad neigIhborhood woqld turn
inward for just a moment and
ask, if there really wvas a God
above, to please show him the
way home. But I never got a
reply and when the song
ended and suddenly all the.
lights in the church were
thrown on and old Monsignor
Byrne and his altar boys
processed to the altar for the
start of Mass, I slipped quietly
out the doors and into the
darkness.
But wasn'tt cynical Patrick
Flynn whose life was cut
short. ()ne cold winter night
in January, Johnny and me
were walking our beat around
:15th Street down near 8th
Avenue when we passed a pub
named Pearly's. All the hot
coffee I'd been drinking to
keep warm was looking for a
way out and Pearly was good
to let cops use his loo. Johnny
said he'd stay outside and wait
for me. I walked out of the
pub buttoning me coat and
saw the crowd gathered. I
pushed me way through and
there, lying on the cold side-


v. ,:-. I ;,,un me old friend
,hnly Maguire with an ice
?;*.* s *';;i:.ng i-n..u of his chest. I
k.-.it bse. him and took off
r:e c.a: and covered him with
i. He as .til alive but barely.
-Jhn.v. who did this to
vI ?- I ,rie .
He put one hand on me
arm and patted it weakly-
"Doesn't matter, Pat., old
chum.- he whispered. -I'm
done for but you have to do
something for me before go.
Run home and get Jackie and
me penny whistle and bring
them here to me."
"Johnny. let me go get help
for you,." I begged.
"For the love of God,
Patrick Flynn, would you
please just do what I ask this
one time without a big
debate?"
I felt me ears burn with
shame and anger.
"I don't believe in God,
Johnny Maguire."
He smiled sadly and man-
aged a wink.
"Well, I do, boyo, and 'tis
meeting Him soon I'll be. Now
hurry before 'tis too late."
As I ran down the freezing
sidewalk toward Johnny and
Jackie Maguire's little walkup,
I heard the wail of the ambu-
lance sirens. The ambulance
was about to speed away
when Jackie and me got back.
Jackie threw himself on his
father and began sobbing.
With what strength he could
muster, Johnny consoled his
son. Johnny looked at me and
put out his hand and I put his
penny whistle in it. He took
Jackie's hand and put it in his.
"Learn how to play this for
me son, me heart. Tis really
not that hard if you practice.
I'll be needing you to stand in
for me at St. Brendan's next
Christmas,-I'll be right beside
you." .:


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Johnny Maguire died
before we got to the hospital.
A few weeks after his funeral.
I was walking past his apart-
ment and saw Jackie sitting on
the steps practicing the whis-
tle. I walked over and sat
beside him.
"I'm never gonna get this
right, Mister Flynn," he com-
plained. "It sounds like a
drunk canary."
I put me arm around his
shoulder and pulled him close
to me.
"Your old man had a lot of
faith in you, boy. His faith was
hard to dispute."
He looked at me and
smiled. I saw Johnny's merry
blue eyes and caught a
glimpse of his mischief.
"Yeah, and he said you
claim not to have any faith at
all but that you're only fooling
yourself. Is it true that you
don't believe in God?"
A group of grubby kids
went by with hollow looks on
their faces. In an apartment
across the street, a man yelled
at his wife. A baby screamed. I
considered the question
before answering.
"Aye, 'tis true, boy."
"But why?" he said, look-
ing sadly at me.
"I don't know," I lied, look-
ing away.
We sat silently for a few
minutes. Jackie put the penny
whistle's fipple to his lips and
played a scale. He took the
whistle away from his lips and
studied me.
"What would it take to con-
vince you, 'Mister Flynn?"
"A bloody miracle," I
laughed.
"Like me playing pop's
penny whistle at Midnight
Mass next Christmas?"
I smiled and nodded me
head as I got up to leave.
"That might just do it, kid."
I don't know why I went to


St. Brendan's that Christmas
Eve. Maybe I was looking for
a miracle, giving God one last
chance to prove His existence.
When I didn't see Jackie
Maguire among the rest of
the musicians, I cursed meself
for being stupid. As I got up to
leave, the lights went out and
that great hush fell over the
congregation. And then it
came, tentative at first, those
sweet, quavering notes rising
until they filled the church to
the rafters like clouds of
incense drifting up to a God I
still wouldn't acknowledge.
I've never heard "In the Bleak
Midwinter" played with such
conviction and emotion, and
when it was done and the
lights came on, I was on me
knees crying unabashedly.
Some say 'twas Johnny
Maguire come back for an
encore that night. Others say
'twas the Angel Gabriel him-
self, so heavenly were those
notes. As for meself, well, I'm
just a doddering old man now,
surely not one to believe in
miracles and such. And
though me eyes have always
been iffy, they've never been
one for seeing ghosts, either.
And I'm thinking that while
Gabriel might play a mighty
fine trumpet, an Irishman he
ain't and I'd bet a knock o'
good poteen that he can't
carry a tune on a whistle.
I know this much, though,
Johnny Maguire was a persist-
ent man. He had a faith that
was so strong it burned in him
like a fever. I tried everything
I could not to catch it from
him but 'twas no use. For all
me bloody efforts on the con-
trary, his flames were so con-
tagious I caught them meself.
Damn you, Johnny Maguire.
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Fix it or trade it?


Making the decision


Raw data shows that the
vehicles on American high-
ways are dramatically older
than they have bex.-n. 'he aver-
age age of a car is around 10
years old. Better cars and a
more budget-conscious con-
sumer have brought about this
aging of vehicles. In that the
recovery of auto sales is pro-
jected to improve only gradu-
ally, there will be a lot of high-
mileage cars needing big ticket
repairs. The issue I want to dis-
cuss is what criteria make for
a good decision when an older
car needs repairs.
A good starting point is
whether you have maintained
the car regularly in years past.
Beyond oil changes, have you
serviced the transmission,
flushed the radiator, tuned the
motor and generally adhered
to the factory maintenance
schedule. If you have main-
tained the car well, making a
repair of some cost is a better
bet, because the likelihood of
other failures is lower. If you
just change the oil and roll the
dice, then a diagnosis of-big-
ticket repairs may be a time to
trade it in.
Economics is' the next
issue. Let's say you have an


eight-year-
old car with
120,000
t- miles and
you need an
engine or
transmission
repair of
___ _ $2,500. O n
the repair
KEMER'S side of the
CORNER equation, do
..... you have the
money in
Rick Keffer savings?
Many repairs end up on a high-
interest-rate credit card, com-
pounding the cost. If you don't
have the money and can afford
to assume a payment on a vehi-
cle at an interest rate half of a
credit card rate, then a trade
could be the way to go.
It is true that you are spend-
ing more than the car may be
worth wholesale when you
plunk down $2,500. That's OK
if you keep the car a year or
more and get the value out of
the repair.
I have seen it estimated that
total vehicle ownership cost a
year averages $6,000 (depre-
ciation, payments, insurance,
fuel, maintenance). Weighing
this, making expensive repairs


on a worthy older car is not
bad.
With most households hav-
ing two or more cars, look at
the family fleet. Is it past time
to replace the car needing
repairs? Paid-for cars are a
mixed blessing. It is great until
the time arises to make a need-
ed transportation update and
that budget niche that went to
a car payment was filled in with
other obligations.
As I have suggested before,
if your car is paid for, keep pay-
ing an automotive dedicated
savings account for future
costs. Cars are going to be a
big expense and planning will
pay dividends.
It should be food, clothing,
shelter and car when necessi-
ties are listed.
Thanks for the many com-
ments during my inaugural
year of this column. If you have
any questions or stories of
interest, email me at rwk-
car@aol.com. Have a safe and
joyful holiday.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
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automobile use and ownership.
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Winter health hazard -


carbon monoxide poisoning


TAJLAHASSEE The
Florida Department of Health
urges Floridians to take pre-
cautions to prevent carbon
monoxide (CO) poisoning dur-
ing the colder winter months
or during any situation involv-
ing a loss of power.
"Carbon monoxide is dan-
gerous and can be fatal if peo-
ple and pets are exposed to
high levels, even for short peri-
ods of time," said Lisa Conti,
director of the DOH Division of
Environmental Health. "Flori-
dians who use indoor gas
heaters and fireplaces should
ensure the heaters exhaust to
the outdoors, regularly check
and maintain fuel burning
appliances, and be aware of the
signs of CO poisoning. Proper-
ly working CO alarms can save
lives by alerting you to life
threatening levels of carbon
monoxide."
Invisible, odorless and taste-
less, CO is a highly poisonous
gas produced by burning fuels
such as gasoline, natural gas,
kerosene, charcoal and wood.
Inside a home, CO can come
from a gas-fueled furnace, gas
water heater, gas clothes dryer,
gas ranges, kerosene space
heaters, portable generators,
gas or charcoal grills, fireplaces
or wood stoves. The risk of ill-
ness or death increases with
the level of CO in the air and
the amount of time exposed.
Dangerous CO levels can
result when home appliances
are not properly maintained or


when used incorrectly.
The common signs and
symptoms of CO poisoning
include headache, nausea,
lethargy (or fatigue), weak-
ness, abdominal discomfort/
pain, confusion and dizziness.
Anyone who suspects
symptoms of CO poisoning
should go outside the home or
building immediately and seek
prompt medical attention. If a
person has collapsed or is not
breathing, call 9-1-1 for emer-
.gency medical assistance.
Children, pregnant women and
people with heart conditions
are most vulnerable.
DOH suggests thesetips to
help prevent carbon monoxide
poisoning:
Install and use fuel-burn-
ing appliances according to
manufacturer instructions.
Never use a gas stove or
oven to heat the home.
Have fuel-burning appli-
ances inspected and serviced
annually by a licensed c6n-
tractor.
Inspect exhaust ventila-
tion systems every year, includ-
ing chimneys, flues and vents.
Never burn charcoal
inside a house, garage, vehi-
cle or tent, even in a fireplace.
Avoid using unvented gas
or kerosene heaters in en-
closed spaces, especially sleep-
ing areas. Never leave an auto-
mobile running in a garage,.
even with the garage door
open.
Do not leave the rear win-


dow or tailgate of a vehicle
' open while driving. CO from
the exhaust can be pulled
inside the car, van or camper.
Install battery operated
CO alarms or plug-in CO
alarms with battery backup
inside the house according to
manufacturer's installation
instructions or NFPA 720:
Standard for the Installation of
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detec-
tion and Warning Equipment.
Replace CO alarm bat-
teries once a year and test
alarms frequently.
Replace CO alarms as
recommended by the alarm
manufacturer.
Never use a portable gen-
erator or a fuel-powered tool
indoors, including in homes,
garages, basements, crawl
spaces, sheds and other enclos-
ed or partially enclosed areas;
Always place portable
generators outdoors on a dry
surface, faraway from doors,
windows, vents and air' condi-
tioning equipment that could
allow CO to enter. Orient the
generator so the exhaust port
is pointing away from the
home.
For information about sus-
pected poisoning emergencies,
call the Florida Poison Informa-
tion Center at 1-800-222-1222.
The U.S. Coast Guard is
offering tips to prevent carbon
monoxide poisoning for
boaters at www.uscgboat-
ing.org/safety/carbon_monox-
ide.aspx.


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It was the third day of my
marriage when I learned not to
touch a man when he's shav-
ing.
Men, I have learned. go into
a Vulcan mind lock with the fir-
mament when they shave. I'm
convinced that when someone
discovers the cure for cancer
or figures out how to change
lead into gold, it will be by a
man with Edge all over his face.


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SIDEBAR

Cara Curtin


After that
disastrous
honeymoon
morning, my
Adult Super-
vision spent
the next 37
years teach-
ing me the
subtle nu-
ances of the
morning ritu-
al.
I have
learned the
d if ference


between after-shave and skin
conditioner, as well as which
brands to avoid should I attempt
to replenish the supply.
Cologne is yet another eso-
teric subject not easily con-
quered by Women. Price seems
to be as important as scent, and
heaven help the bride who intro-
duces an unfamiliar bottle to the
line-up. I am convinced that the
Earth will cease to revolve the
day that Old Spice closes down
its production line.
And of course, all of this
scraping and patting and face
contorting has to be done in an
ideal environment. Water tem-
perature, lavatory stoppers, and
sufficient privacy are non-nego-
tiables. Water that is too hot or
too cold will not interact with
either the stubble to be
removed or the whipped cream
smeared all over it. Lavatories
that refuse.to drain, as well as
faulty stoppers that allow them
to drain too well, are the inspi-
ration for deep-throated mut-
terings.
But the most critical ingre-
dient is the razor. A razor is pur-
chased after protracted delib-
eration and muttering. No wine
snob ever chose a bottle with
more due diligence.
Sigh. And to think that men
tease us about our search for a
lipstick shade that matches our
new sweater!
Having said all of this and
leaving out another two or three
paragraphs about the intrica-
cies of the morning shave I
will finally get to the point.


I left my Dearly Beloved's
razor lying on a bathroom shelf
at the second stop on our most
recent adventure. That I am
here to tell you this sad tale is
testimony to the man's self-con-
trol and the fact that Florida
has the death penalty.
Somewhere during those
aforementioned 37 years, it has
become my job to pack the
make-up case. I joke that the
case gets heavier as we get
older. We seem to require an
ever-increasing chemical assist
to get through the day. But
that's another story.
We didn't discover my over-
sight until the next morning at
our third stop, which was hun-
dreds of miles from that second
stop and the much-lamented
razor.
We unpacked the make-up
case in the vain hope that the
razor was hiding behind some
large bottle of goop. No joy. We
stood frozen for several
moments, until I slowly held up
a brand-new disposable razor
retrieved from my cute little red
make-up pouf. My offering was
met with a fierce glare and more
mutterings.
I retreated to sit on the bed,
waiting for him to emerge. I
heard the bathroom door open
and closed my eyes. I opened
one just a slit, halfway expecting
to see blood, but there was
none. He muttered something
about wishing for a stronger
skin conditioner; his glare grew


even fiercer when I offered him
some of my girly-girly moistur-
izer in its pretty pink tube.
Breakfast was a little
strained and our departure from
the hotel was a little quicker
than usual. Our first stop was a
large drug store and its wall
dedicated to men's shaving
needs.
His mood deteriorated fur-
ther when he discovered that
his two-bladed razor is now
extinct It seems that the titans
of this industry have decided
that today's man requires a min-
imum of three blades to remove
that pesky growth, and even
offer up a frightening five-blad-
ed job. Yikes!
That was when I received a
lesson on the fine art of choos-
ing a razor. A man frets at the
bubble packaging sV popular
today because he needs to test
the heft of the razor before he
can make the big decision. It
cannot be too light or too heavy,
and it must fit his hand perfectly.
I bought the first round
that night, to apologize for my
mess up, but it didn't help
much. And then, the next morn-
ing, Mr. Cranky discovered that
balance was off on the three-
bladed model he'd chosen, and
it didn't fit in the palm of his
hand.
You can bet your Barbasol
that the next time we travel,
we're both going to inspect that
sneaky little shelf over the sink
before we check out!


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VIEWPOINT/jim Ewing/Fernandina Beach



Our lighthouse belongs to all


T he 172-year-old Amelia island
Fernandina Beach by the L.S. Coast
Guard almost 10 years ago. but it
remains virtually inacc essible to our citizens
except for a couple of times each month.
Although it is the oldest lighthouse in the state
of Florida, it is only available for viewing twice
a month at specific lime-s.
When you compare our lighthouse with
two others close to us. St. Simons Island
(70,000 annual visitors) and St. Augustine
(150,000 annual visitors), you notice big differ-
ences in accessibility and income produced for
those communities. Both of these lighthouses
open their doors to residents and visitors daily
except for holidays. They charge fees for
admission, and they both generate additional
income from sales in their museum/gift
shops. Given our city's seemingly constant
search for revenue producing activities, a
lighthouse with a gift shop could yield a con-
siderable profit. Perhaps it could generate
enough income to convince our city commis-
sion to disregard any plans for paid parking at
our beach or anywhere else in town for that
matter.
Several times in the past, our historic light-
house had opportunities to become more
accessible, but repeatedly our city'commission


at those times sf r--d p
plans to allow more Irequ.et
visitation. Pcc-d inc.a.--
es in street urale o
Lighthouse Circk- and ut her
nearby roads c;ausd i ncls ti
lobbying by concerned
property owners againe.t
these proposals.
Ewing Neverthel,- .- a unewls
formed local citizens group
is proposing to open their
gates to our unique lighthouse more frequent-
ly while limiting traffic to tour buses from the
nearby recreation center. The group wants to
establish a museum (using existing re-modeled
structures on the site) in order to tell the one-
of-a-kind story about how our lighthouse was
built in 1838 using bricks from a Cumberland
Island, Ga., lighthouse. We will also propose
that we honor those in our history who have
served as lighthouse keepers and volunteers
at a museum/gift shop on the property The
group plans to show how all these things will
not cost the city anything but rather they will
produce a profit.
Members of this local group are planning
to present a proposal to the Fernandina Beach
City Commission early next year to change
this limited access. Calling their campaign


A newly formed local citizens
group is proposing to open the
gates to our unique lighthouse
more frequently.

"See the Light," this group of citizens feels
that the city is missing an excellent opportuni-
tv to let our residents and others see our his-
toric lighthouse more frequently.
In addition to me, other members of the
group include Hal and Chris Belcher, Kevin
and Cecilia McCarthy and Helen O'Hagan
Sintes, a descendent of the original lighthouse
keepers. We want to spread the word about a
unique part of Amelia Island's history, and we
are seeking other volunteers to help this pro-
posal become a reality.
Amelia Island Lighthouse has been mostly
unavailable to residents and visitors alike for
many years. Maybe it's time to recognize that
we all have a right to appreciate our truly
unique beacon to the sea.
Anyone interested in helping convince the
city commission to "See the Light" should
email Chris Belcher at info@ameliaislandlight-
house.org for additional information.


VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Big hearts
I recently had the privilege of work-
ing as a volunteer at Nassau County's
Cold Night Shelter the first night it
dipped below 40 degrees.
It was my first volunteer experi-
eince at a homeless shelter and I was
unsure what to expect spending the
night away from the comfort of my
own home. When I walked in I felt
truly humbled. Mats were being
arranged on the floor just inches apart
to ensure enough space in case our
guest list was maximized.
Each guest would have theirypwn
mat, with clean blankets and a hygiene
welcome kit that included a tooth-
brush, toothpaste, washcloth and
other essential items.
It was so impressive to see all the
hustle and bustle of the volunteers
getting everything set up before our
guests arrived. We carried in hot food
from Gourmet Gourmet to feed our
guests a healthy supper. We brewed
fresh pots of coffee, warmed the ovens
for breads and dessert and set up
tables for everyone to be able to enjoy
the meal together. Some of our guests
arrived early and they joined the vol-
unteers in setting up the room for a
cozy night's rest.
I must say that the guests were in
good spirits. My expectation was the
exact opposite, but as I sat and lis-
tened to their life stories and the open-
ness they shared with complete
strangers, I became acutely aware of
my own life and all of the blessings that
it brings.
I learned a lot about consequences
that night and what happens when
bad choices are made over good. And
still, despite the losses I was hearing
about and the unfortunate circum-
stances of many, the mood always
remained light and full of optimism. It
was overwhelming at times and for-
ever humbling.
I am grateful for the big hearts of
the local Coalition for the Homeless,
the Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ that volunteered the building,
the caterer for the food and the vol-
unteers for their time.
Nassau County is blessed to have
caring residents and agencies reach
out to those in need by welcoming
them to a warm place to rest their
weary heads and by providing a meal
to nourish them and kind words to
bolster their spirits. On behalf of the
guests served each cold, cold night,
thank you. And, personally, thanks for
the rewarding experience.
Sarah Markman
Family Support Services of
North Florida


Sadness and joy
It is the Christmas season but today
my song is of sadness and joy.
My song of sadness is that today
two warriors joined their maker. One
was a young warrior, Kelly Mixon,
. .who was taken much too quickly in a
distant war. He was remembered by
people lining the streets, his family
and friends, his comrades in arms and
a service at the First Baptist Church.
A fitting tribute to a modern day.hero;
a young man who put country and
friends above life itself.
The other was an ancient warrior,
John Gotch, who slipped silently away
in the dead of night. Most of his friends
are gone. His wife has been gone these
past 15 years and his children are scat-
tered across the country. Only a few.
will notice his passing yet he fought in
the Pacific armed only with a camera.
With more than 40 combat and recon-
naissance missions in ancient planes
from small flight decks he put country
first and came home to live to be 95.
My song of joy is that they have
met the Lord who made them. He has
opened His arms and gathered them
to Him. Although their, famillies sor-
row and grieve, could a;ii i iii ., have
received a better Christmas present?
Roger Wasik
Fernandina Beach

In the groove
The city's teeming with talent! This
past Sunday evening, my husband and
I stopped by Indigo'Alley to enjoy a
glass of wine, visit with friends and
-listen to the music of the locally well-
known Instant Groove, a premier jazz
quartet with a sound unrivaled by any
I have heard from San Francisco to
Vegas to Washington, D.C.
With Indigo Alley's inviting atmos-
phere and wonderful wines, coupled
with music that persuaded you to
dance, the evening was a delightful
experience.
Fernandina has many jewels down-
town, and this one is a winner. Cheers!
Where everybody knows your name.
Marsha Riley
Fernandina Beach

Our responsibility
All of Earth's religions speak
of an ethical responsibility to care for
the natural world. We all are following
in the footsteps of great traditions as
we reflect upon the meaning of life
and celebrate the seasonal significance
of that which is holy through
Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the
winter's solstice or whatever spiritual


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path you honor.
Biblical texts point to the inter-
connectedness of nature and man; and
historically the great faiths of the world
have mandated care of Earth in accor-
dance with care of Spirit.
In Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, Verse
19, it is said, "For the fate of the
sons of men and the fate of beasts is
the same, as one dies so dies the other
... man 'has no advantage over the
beasts..."
In Catholicism, Pope John Paul II
has spoken of a new environmental
awareness and called upon believers to
protect the Earth from environmental
degradation.
We must hold ourselves account-
able for environmental progress and
healing.
The principle of bal tashit is a
Hebrew term' which is "an ad-
monition against any kind of waste or
willful destruction" and while teach-
ing his son about bal tashit, the
Rabbi Aaron Halevi of Barcelona
(c. 1300) told his son that if anything
can be saved, "even a grain of mus-
tard," then no effort should be spared
to do so.
Through the tenets of reincarna-


tion in Buddhism, it is believed that all
beings are on a karmic journey -
hence man must take care not to harm
others including the plants and ani-
.mals of the Earth.
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, has
said, "Our ancestors viewed the Earth
as rich and bountiful... Many people in
the past also saw nature as inex-
haustibly sustainable, which we now
know is the case only if we care for it..."
The Prophet .Mohammed said,
'The world is green and beautiful and
God has appointed you His stewards
over it."
In Hinduism they place great
emphasis on care of nature as reflect-
ed by the ancient Hindu dictum: "The
Earth is our mother, and we are all
her children.
In Native American traditions and
the interrelationship between Spirit
and nature is honored. As Chief Seattle
eloquently stated in 1855, "The Earth
does not belong to man, man belongs
to the Earth."
Remember that we are following
the footsteps of great traditions and
must hold ourselves accountable for
environmental progress and healing.
We must be problem solvers, eager


to take on our collective environmen-
tal. mess while embracing the long-
standing tradition of Earth steward-
ship and the fulfillment of ancient
mandates.
Both Nassau County Sierra Club
and 'the Concerned Friends of
Fernandina look toward 2011 with
excitement and enthusiasm as we con-
tinue to expand our work both here in
Nassau County and throughout
Florida. We hope you will join us with
the confidence that you can make a
lasting impact when we as citizens
band together to have a stronger voice
in Florida water use and land use
issues.
There is a sad new vision for
Florida from our legislators as growth
management laws are threatened; and
the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection possibly will
be combined with the Department of
Transportation. Unfortunately these
measures mean that we citizens will
need to become even more active in
working to end the onslaught of insan-
ity that threatens to destroy the nature
around us.
Julie Ferreira
Fernandina Beach


VIEWPOINT/Peter Johnson/Amelia Island



Hometown Democracy. Voter lessons


s a disappointed advocate of the
Hometown Democracy amendment
(I was a coordinator for the amend-
ment in Nassau) it seemed wise to
let some weeks pass before trying to figure
out the lessons in the loss. It would be easy
simply to say that we were outspent nine to
one ($2 million versus $18 million) and let it
go at that. In fact, in September the polls had
Hometown Democracy in the mid-50 percent
range but support fell dramatically in the last
weeks when the bulk of the money was spent
against it for TV advertising. While opposition
money was overwhelming, we should not
overlook the strong grassroots call for better
growth management.
Tihe Florida Department of Community
Affairs (DCA) had concerns about
Homelown's implementation as did the busi-
ness group 1000 Friends of Florida. And many
others. Tom Pelham, secretary of the
Department of Community Affairs, had argued
for years for an updated growth management
statute acknowledging that urban sprawl was
out of control. It's important to understand as
well that 8,000 voters in Nassau County were
sufficiently unhappy with the way Nassau has
managed its growth that they said "yes" to the
Hometown Democracy amendment. This is a
little less than one-third of those who voted in


Johnson


the county. While 32 percent
is only half of what was
needed to win, that's still an
impressively loud call for
change.
During the course of the
political campaign many
experts who recognized the
need for better growth man-
agement acknowledged that
the amendment was proba-
bly too extreme for the


problem. Using a howitzer to eradicate a hor-.
net nest was the way one wag put it. But no
one hcid come up with a better way to manage
the problem much less those who opposed it.
The existing statutes were inadequate.
The Homelown Democracy initiative was
born a few years ago when immigration from
other states to Florida was nearing 400,000 per
year and looked like forever. Earlier Govs.
Graham and Martine-z saw and understood the
threat to thei state. The DCA, with its emphasis
on comprehensive planning, was the principal
result. In 2007 the argument against sprawl
and for saving environmentally sensitive land
from developmi'ilUc enjoyed broad popular sup-
port, which translated into support for
Amendment 4. People and local governments
were looking for answers. With recession and


unemployment up in 2008 brought on by
overdevelopment across the state, the public
understandably demanded job creation solu-
tions.
Gov.-elect Rick Scott won easily in Nassau
and more narrowly across the state with a slo-
gan for job creation. Part of his solution to
high unemployment seems to be the elimina-
tion of DCA. Tom Pelham got the message
and announced his retirement as secretary, a
position he has held under governors from
both parties. In Tallahassee, both legislative
leaders Cannon and Haridopoulos have
expressed their preferences for local solutions
to managing growth rather than through slate
rules.
We clearly need some new idea-,. Going for-
ward, with every development proposal there
should be an accounting of the long-term costs
of development to the county with each devel-
opment proposal. Any development approval
should have a long-term financing plan to indi-
cate the true costs to the county.
It might be nice if the local elected leaders
would strongly encourage developers to con-
sult with neighborhood communities before-
presenting their proposals to the local officials
- so the local community concerns and ideas
could be identified and addressed. In facl, as
development projects emerge the local detected


leadership could well appoint an ad hoc
group of directly impacted citizens to
recommend ideas for best integrating
the project into the broader community. Such
a measure would assure that all interests are
being served and place some shared responsi-
bility on the local neighborhoods where the
new politics in Tallahassee seem to want it to
be.
I would expect many of those 8,000 citizens
would be enthusiastic about being part of a
new process. We have a special opportunity to
replace a growth management program that
has been in place since 1985, and is increasing-
ly dysfunctional, with local initiatives that
should manage our growth. Growth manage-
ment has been a series of confrontations at the
local level with the DCA acting as a not so
effective referee. Local leadership will have to
address this.
Citizens' groups will need to do their home-
work, dedicate the time and speak out
thoughtfully and responsibly. To be effective in
the new environment, supporters of rational
growth must take the time to stay close to
what our elected officials are doing as their
growth management responsibilities increase.
It's time for a more engaged and responsible
working relationship with our local govern-
ients.


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Find mercy, grace to help in times of need


May the Lord make you increase and
abound in love, one toward another and
toward all men, even as they do toward
you.
As we celebrate Christmas, you are
challenged to walk in love, not just for
saints, but toward all God's people,
because there is not one single person
born or to come whom the father has
refused to love. He loves you and me.
Remember that God forgives. There
is mercy. Let us come boldly to the
throne of grace that we may obtain
mercy and find grace to help in the time
of need. There is mercy and there is
grace.
We celebrate Christ's birthday in
love, walking in love, also confronting in
love, whatever makes you comfortable
as you share with others. Remember, the
choice to give is yours, but the choice to
receive is theirs.
We are celebrating the birth of
Christ, as we keep Christ in our
Christmas, giving the gifts of loving, car-
ing, sharing and giving.
Congratulations to Mr. Wendell on
his 16th birthday celebration given by
his parents, Shuntay and Nikita Raysor.
Mr. Wendell's 16th birthday bash, "Viva
Las Vegas," was held at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
If you have never been to Las Vegas,
that really was a time to see it.
Everything really was in Las Vegas. It
was something to see. Decorations were
by his auntie, Teresa Porter, and her
committee. What a beautiful sight to see.


Money, money and
more money The
aMillion Dollar Man"
was part of the decora-
tion even though I
*believe he is a million
dollar man.
Many young people
were there to help cele-
brate. No sagging
NOW AND pants or blue jeans,
THEN everyone dressed up.
___... Every table in the audi-
torium was filled with
Maybelle the nearly 200 young
Kirkland people attending. Of
course, he invited
some of his seasoned
friends too.
When Wendell McGhee arrived at his
party, he got a big surprise. His aunt
Gwendolyn Lampkins had flown in from
Houston, Texas, to celebrate with him.
When he saw her, he grabbed, hugged
and cried tears of joy to see her. When
the tears were over, he enjoyed the bash
of his young life.
Even though his celebration was a
bash, the one gift he asked his mother
for had to be put on hold for later. How-
ever, another surprise was waiting for
Mr. Wendell when he opened his many
gifts of love. He just wanted an onyx
ring. He told his mother what he wanted.
A surprise to him and his mother, not
only did he get the ring, bitt matching
cuff links given to him by his Aunt
Gwendolyn from her husband, his late


uncle. So he cried some more, thanking
God for the love of family and friends.
Both sets of grandparents, his father
and grandmother Betty Jean, happy as
always, were there too. Jeff Wilson, the
photographer, took many pictures as Mr.
Wendell. It looked as he took one with
every guest. His uncle, Bobby, catered
the food and his grandfather, Dec.
Robert Blue, blessed the food. There
were very good hostesses helping.
This was a birthday bash that every-
one will always remember. One of the
most beautiful sights to see was our
young people dressed up, showing them-
selves off. Mr. Wendell says thanks to
his parents, family and the many friends
for showing him lots of love on his 16th
birthday.
The families of the late James E.
White, Sis. Jimmye Owens-Williams and
Mother Mae Dean Flagler thank every-
one for all acts of kindness shown to
them during their hours of bereavement.
Birthday wishes to Carlea Coleman,'
Melvin Benjamin, Kelvin Jones, Lillie
Melton, Clyde Benjamin, Rose Green,
Carol Jordan, Charlie M. Jones, John
Johnson Jr., Jamie Johnson, Ryan Amy,
Michelle Satkofsky, Dario Alderman,
Cindy-Roberts, Garron Howard Jr.,
Catherine Ray, Prudence Raysor, Mother
Geneva Stays, Johnnie King, Laura B.
Wilson, Stephanie Martin, Nittaya
Weatherhead, Judy Albertie, Da'Angelo
Rainey and Jonah Johnson.
Merry Christmas to all. Be blessed in
the New Year. -


'Favorite Son receives literacy award


RON MILLER
For the News-Leader


Steve Berry, a New York
Times best-selling
author of 10 interna-
tional Thrillers was a
surprised recipient of a spe-
cial award given by the
Amelia Island Book Festival
on Dec. 13 at the Golf Club of
Amelia.
Berry ended his latest
U.S. book tour for his new
Cotton Malone suspense, The
Emperor's Tomb, here in
Fernandina Beach as a guest
of Books Plus: .
Berry has been a support-
er of the festival since 2002,
serving as an advisor for sev-
eral years, giving workshops
and making special appear-
ances. Don Parker, vice presi-
dent and co-founder of the
festival, introduced Berry to
the excited crowd, who came
out despite freezing tempera-
tures. Parker began by claim-
ing the Amelia Island Book
Festival first discovered


Santa gives
Santa's "Ho, ho, ho" could be
heartier and healthier than ever
next Christmas, thanks to the inter-
vention of Baptist Nassau nurses
and staff. Last week they presented
him with solid evidence of the per-
ils of tobacco use and second hand
smoke, and "he vowed to give up
his pipe for good," said Marion
Mann, MSN, RN, Baptist Nassau
nurse hospitalist, who is also a cer-
tified tobacco treatment specialist.
Mann had challenged her co-
workers to a poster contest after
reading Clement Moore's classic
poem, "Twas the night before
Christmas" which depicts jolly old
St. Nick delivering gifts with a pipe
clenched in his teeth and smoke
encircling his head like a wreath.
"Today, everyone knows it's
unhealthy to smoke," says Mann.
"Santa is looked up to by children
all over the world. His health is
important to all of us and he should
be a positive role model."
Posters loaded with facts and
personal stories were presented to
Santa at a special event Dec. 17,
where even Christmas carolers car-


.- SUBMivtTED
Standing with author Steve Berry, left, at a special
awards night Dec. 13 honoring the Amelia Island Book
Festival supporter are Terri Dean, center, and Don
Parker.


Barry in 2001 when he sub-
mitted his first novel, The
Amber Room, for considera-,
tion, thus introducing him to
the world. That's when Berry


was surprised with a plaque
presented by festival
President Dr. Terri Dean that
simply said, Amelia Island
Book Festival Literacy


Leader 2010. Dean expressed
gratitude for his selfless
work promoting literacy,
especially in Nassau County,
and for tis strong, ongoing
support-for the book
festival.
Before moving to their
new home in St. Augustine,
Berry and wife, Elizabeth,
lived in St Marys, Ga., where
he practiced law and served
on the Camden County
Commission. Berry may not
have been officially discov-
ered by the Amelia Island
Book Festival, but he is defi-
nitely considered to be its
"Favorite Son."
Steve and Elizabeth have
'also -;1ir 1-d a foundation,
History Matters, dedicated to
aiding the preservation of
our heritage. You may go to
Berry's official'website to see
how you can get involved.
The Amelia Island Book
Festival will be held Feb. 18-
19. Go to info@ameliaisland-
bookfestival.com for a sched-
ule of events.


up smoking
ried a smoke-free message. Inten-
sive care unit and operating room
nurses as well as environmental
services and human resource per-
sonnel won prizes. Carolers were
staff from the gastroenterology
department.
The Santa intervention capped a
productive first year for the hospi-
tal's new Addicted to Life program, .
which provides free counseling and
nicotine replacement therapy to
reduce tobacco use and exposure
to secondhand smoke. The pro-
gram is supported with a state
grant and is open to all residents.
Baptist Nassau is one of 13 rural
hospitals in Florida to receive state
funding for a comprehensive tobac-
co cessation program.

Sheryl Gerhardt, MS, RN,
tobacco treatment specialist,
presents Santa with nicotine
replacement medicine, top at
right Nurses Sherry Woody
and Deleah Pickler accept the
operating room's prize for most
convincing poster, right.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS


In the Gospe or Mark. we are told that the
area ConmmiandnnenC to love God and your
neighbors is more important than offering
sacrifces Io God And afthougn there are many
Commandment- Furthermore, if oe do not
possess a o 3e of God and our neighbor our
W'- ^sacrices preyalimatey in vain and seifsr-serving
Supporting your place of worship. helping the
urortunate, fasting, and prayer are al
s wothwhie sacrifices that are indeed benefica:
Sbuiding our relationship a with our Heavenly
Father Howevs wre are lobd that before owe
ofter our gifts to Gods altar, we should make
peace with thoiSe ih whorn we hare issues
SMatthew 524 Surely it is not a-ays easy to
sow everyone, and it s virtually iipossibie to
make everyone love us. su5. we gain more
grace and mercy when vwe try to love those
who are mmost urnovabe We should never let
anothrw persons unpleasant character or actions
afrect our sentments Sinpy stated, rwe can
disapprovieof apersorns actons or words, but
we should rnot hate the
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WELL DRILLERS, INC.
261-5216
Rock & Artesian Wels
Pump Instalations & Repair
606 S. 6th Street
Femandina Beach, FL 32034


Steve Johnson Automotive
1505 S 14th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
904-277-9719
Proudly Supporting Our Community


Mr. Schreiber, Miss Equilin


Eqt9nSdvcf=ber
Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schrei-
ber of Fernandina Beach and
Mr. and Mrs. Mario Equilin of
San Juan, Puerto Rico, are
happy to announce the
engagement of their children,
Jeremy Matthias Schreiber
and Yini Esquilin.
The couple met while pur-
suing their degrees at Web-
ber International University.
Mr. Schreiber is employed by
the university as the assistant
men's basketball coach and
head junior varsity coach.
Ms. Equilin is the assistant
cheerleading coach at
Webber and is also employed
by the Polk Cqunty School
Board.
The couple will wed on
April 1, 2011, on Amelia
Island.


Stetson University sen-
ior Lilley Ferreira, daughter
of Robert and Carol Ferreira
of Fernandina Beach, who is
majoring in elementary edu-
cation, has completed a stu-
dent teacher
internship at
Woodward
Avenue Ele-
mentary in
Volusia
County, under
the supervi-
sion of Ms.
Hixson.
Ferreira Ferreira
has received
honors from
Kappa Delta Pi and is a partic-
ipant in Florida Future
Educators of America. After
graduation in May, she plans
to attend graduate school and
return to her hometown to
teach.
Founded in 1883, Stetson
University in Central Florida
is an independent university
that provides a transforming
education in the liberal arts
tradition.

Katie Jo Kefer of Fern-
andina Beach was among the
24 Furman University stu-
dents initiated into Kappa
Delta Pi, an international
honor society in education.
Approximately 50 stu-
dents, professors and guests
attended the formal initiation
ceremony at Furman's Her-
man N. Hipp Hall. The fall
2010 inductees include 18
undergraduate and six gradu-
ate students from seven
states.
The society inducts only
those individuals who have
exhibited the ideals of schol-
arship, integrity in service
and commitment to excel-
lence in teaching and its
allied professions. Selection
as a member of Kappa Delta
Pi is based on high academic
achievement, a commitment
to education as a career and a
professional attitude that


Mr. and Mrs. Maurer


Maurer-Hardin
Longtime resident Kath-
leen Hardin and William
Maurer were married Oct. 4,
2010, by the Honorable Judge
Granville C. Burgess. The
couple chose the Historic
Courthouse, which both have
painted many times. After five
years of painting and travel-
ing together, the couple
decided on a very private, yet
meaningful event. With an
intimate collection of family
and friends in the upstairs
courtroom and "Doc" B.
donned in black robe, it was a
scene from a modern-day
Norman Rockwell painting.
After returning from a
month in Cannes, France, the
couple plans to continue '
teaching their art workshops
in Fernandina Beach.


assures steady growth in the
profession..
Founded in 1911 at the
University of Illinois, Kappa
Delta Pi is the largest honor
society in education, repre-
sending 572 undergraduate
and professional chapters and
more than -45,000 active mem-
bers. Its most distinguished
members over the last centu-
ry have included Margaret
Mead, Albert Einstein,
George Washington Carver
and current leaders in educa-
tion Howard Gardner, Maxine
Greene and Carol Gilligan.
Furman, a private, under-
graduate liberal arts college
of 2,600 students, is'widely
recognized for its rigorous
academic program and strong
faculty. The university has a
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa,
and ranks among the nation's
top colleges in the number of
National Merit Scholars
enrolled.

N Brittany Madison lid-
ton of Fernandina Beach was
one of 475 students who were
named to Union University's
dean's list for the fall 2010
semester. The deari's list
includes full-time students
who-achieve a 3.5 grade point
average on a four-point scale.
Molly Rebecca King of
Fernandina Beach was one of
320 students named to Union
University's president's list
for the fall 2010 semester.
The president's list includes
full-time students who
achieve a 4.0 grade point aver-
age on a four-point scale.
Founded in 1823 and affili-
ated with the Tennessee
Baptist Convention, Union
University is characterized by
quality Christ-centered teach-
ing and learning. Union offers
liberal arts training in more
than 100 majors and pro-
grams of study along with
professional programs in
business, education and nurs-
ing. Fall enrollment was 4,186
students.


HOLIDAY CAMPS


Ywnter camp
YMCA Winter Day Camp
presents a Blizzard Beach
Camp Dec. 27-29. 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 for Blizzards,
Super Bowl Beach Bash and
more.
Registration is free. Cost is
$25 per day, 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
at the YMCA Atlantic Kid's
Campus (Fernandina), YMCA
Yulee Kid's Campus (Yulee
area) or Callahan Elementary
Pryme Time (West Side).
Stop by the McArthur
Family YMCA, 1915 Citrona


Drive, Fernandina Beach, or
call Jen Stallings at 261-1080,
email jstallings@firstcoastym-
ca.org or visit
FirstCoastYMCA.org.
Arts camp
The Amelia Arts
Academy's Winter Break Art
Camp for ages 4-11 offers dif-
ferent projects each day.
Dec. 27-29 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 lettering
and other drawing techniques
and create their own
envelopes using origami.
Camp is 9 a.m.-noon and
$20 per day, or $15 for three
days. Register online at
www.amerliaartsacademy.org
or call 277-1225.


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F.ai. December 24. 201O' \ws-Leaderd


RELIGION


The greatest Christmas


- God with us!


"Hey Steve," I said, glad to see
him. The two of them looked amaz-
ing. He in a smart, modern suit and
she in a princess-like gown; they
personified the purpose for which
we were there. As I scanned the
room filled with other fathers and
daughters looking equally as nice, it
was clear; Faith Christian Academy's
Father-Daughter Ball, once again,
was a going to be a wonderful suc-
cess.
"Hi Rob," Steve said as his daugh-
ter spotted some of her friends and
asked if she could go see them.
"Sure," Steve told her. "I'll be sitting
right here." And with that, off she
ran into the sea of beautiful dresses
and elegant decorations. "Wow," I
said. "She's really grown."
"Yeah, I know," Steve replied with
a grin. And then we sat and began
catching up.


F




Ru


Though lI d:6 t
see Steve wu.ch,
he's one of those
people that Godr
brought into myv
life yecart ago, and
for it, I'm brever
grateful. Fr 1:1l
helping me to learn
t windsLurtf, giving
)ULPIT nme tips on writing,
NO"TES to standing with
me dCuring one of
the darkest hours
Pastor of my life, Steve's
b Goyeue Lunexpect('d friend-
ship has been a


huge blessing.
As we talked and brought each
other up to speed on all the latest,
suddenly I saw Steve become dis-
tracted. It was as if some invisible
person had tapped him on the shoul-


der and reminded him of something
very important. With his eyes now
scanning the ballroom, and one ear
still engaged in our conversation,
finally he stopped, apologized, and
let me know what was going on.
Though his beautiful daughter was
now in view and having a good time,
the recent words of a friend had
invaded his thinking.
"I was talking to someone who
comes to this event every year,"
Steve said. "When we were here last
year, he had overheard my daughter
ask me to dance with her. Though
my daughter and I had been dancing
already, I told her I needed a break
and that she was free to go dance
with her friends. So, off she went.
That's when my friend," Steve said,
"gave me some advice. He told me
that he had told his daughter the
same thing a few years back and


now all his daughter wanted to do
was dance with her friends."
It was clear that the thought of
Steve's daughter no longer coming
to him, and asking him to dance
because she had found someone
else to dance with, was more than he
could bear.
"I hate to be rude," Steve said.
"Maybe we can grab lunch one day
next week and catch up. I need to
seize this moment with my daughter
while I've got it."
"I totally understand," I told him,
and with that, he smiled big, shook
my hand and headed toward the
dance floor.
Now perhaps you're asking, what
does this memory of mine have to
do with the Gospel and, specifically
at this time of year, with Christmas?
Let me explain.
God our Father has not dressed


us all up and brought us into this
life, to only turn around and spend
his time talking to angels and other
heavenly hosts.
He, unlike us, never gets tired
and never needs a break. The burn-
ing desire of His heart is just to be
with us. Actually, that's the theme of
one of the greatest Christmas verses
in the Bible.
"Therefore.the Lord Himself
shall give you a sign; Behold, a vir-
gin shall conceive, and bear a son,
and shall call His name Immanuel."
(Which being interpreted means,
God with us.) Isa.7:14
From my family to yours, may
your Christmas and New Year be
filled with His wonderful presence
and embrace.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@livingwatersoutrreach.org


World Walk2011
Beginning Jan. 1, First
Baptist Church is undertak-
ing the chronological reading
plan that has been compiled
according to recent historical
research, taking into account
the order in which the record-
ed events actually occurred.
This plan has been named
"Word Walk 2011" and will
provide historical context to
the reading of the Bible. If the
schedule is followed, the
entire Bible will be read in
one calendar year.
More information is avail-
able on the church website at
FBFirst.com along with
instructions for downloading
the plan. Then each Sunday,
the Rev. Jeff Overton will
preach from that week's list-
ing of Bible passages.
The service will be also
streamed from the website
over the Internet.
Christian ministry
Destiny Fulfilled Christian
Ministries is a spirit-filled,
non-denominational church


serving the xLord Jesus Christ.
All are welcome to fellowship
at 528-S. Eighth St. on Sun-
days at 9 a.m. and Thursdays
at 7:30 p.m. All races, colors
and creeds are welcome.
Pastors Jeff and Lynn Wilson.
For information call 418-1494
or email Heavenlybound82
@yahoo.com.
Dinner network
The Coalition for the
Homeless of Nassau County's
Yulee Interfaith Dinner
Network serves meals to the
homeless and others in need
every Tuesday and Thursday
from 5-7 p.m. at the old Yulee
Middle School, corner of US
17 and Pages Dairy Road. For
information call 277-3950.
Food bank
The Yulee United
Methodist Church Food Bank
is available to anyone in need.
It is open Wednesdays from
10 a.m. to noon. Any other
time please call for an appoint-
ment, 225-5381.
The church is located at
86003 Christian Way.


CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS


Providence Presbyterian
Christmas Eve worship at Providen-
ce Presbyterian Church, 96537 Parlia-
ment Drive, just off Old Nassauville
Road, will include carols, the Sacrament
of Communion, and the Christmas story
from Luke's Gospel. Everyone's wel-
come. The service is at 5:30 p.m. today.
Call 432-8118 for information.
LvingWaters
Living Waters World Outreach
Center will hold a Christmas Eve can-
dlelight service from 7-8 p.m. tonight in
the sanctuary located at AIA and Brady
Point Road just west of the Shave
Bridge. Traditional hymns will be sung
followed by the celebration of
Communion and concluding in a time of
prayer and giving thanks to God for his
Gift to the World, Jesus Christ.
Plantation Chapel
A "Candlelight Festival of Lessons &
Carols" will be presented at the Amelia
Plantation Chapel at 5 p.m. tonight. A
nursery will be provided. Call 277-4414.
The public is invited.
Yulee Methodist
Yulee United Methodist Church,
86003 Christian Way, invites the commu-


nity to celebrate the season at
Christmas Eve services at 7 p.m.
tonight. For information call 225-5381.
Yulee Baptist
Yulee Baptist Church, 85971 Harts
Road, will hold a Christmas Eve service
at 5 p.m. tonight. On Dec. 31, ring in the
New Year at a Night Watch service from
6-9 p.m. All are welcome. For informa-
tion call 225-5128.
BlackrockChristmas
Christmas happenings at Blackrock
Baptist Church, 96362 Blackrock Road,
Yulee, include a Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service and Family
Communion at 5 p.m. tonight; 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. Contact the church
at (904) 261-6220 or Che Cantrell at 753-
0987 or visit www.blackrockbaptist.com.
Macedonia AME
Macedonia A.M.E. Church, 202 S.
Ninth St. Fernandina Beach, will pres-
ent "The Hidden Gift of Love Came
Down at Christmas" at a candlelight


service at 6 p.m. tonight. All are wel-
come to enjoy a time of reflection and
worship. Refreshments will be served.
Call 261-4114 for information.
First Baptist
At 5:30 p.m. tonight, First Baptist
Church presents its annual Christmas
Eve, Candlelight and Communion
Service with songs of Christmas, a mes-
sagefrdom the Rev. Jeff Overton; obser-
vance of the Lord's Supper and conclud-
ing 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 Christmas Eve
worship services with the theme "A Life
Giving Christmas." A service of Holy
Communion will be held at 4 p.m. today
in the Sanctuary. 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.in. 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

CELEBRATIONS Continued on 11A


Worship this week at the place of your choice


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

904-261-4293
www.stpetersparish.org



8 "pr.st Church
Sunday School .................................... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship .............................. 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA ........................ 6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ..................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
261-4741
www.springhillbaptistfb org


AMELIA 1iLAND)
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Come Worship with us where
the Bible is our only Authority.
Church Services: 11am
YMCA on Citrona / 225-5368
www amelialslandchurchofchrist corn


(?ovidfnce t,,l
(Pres6yterian;


Everyone is welcome
Rev. Robert Phelps
96537 Parliament Drive, Yulee
(Comer 0: Nassauv.l.e ,Rd )
\X'rshIp Servce at 00 a r. .
(0,4) 432-.1 18
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AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
71'" 1 We belong to a d iverse congregation unit 6by our
f ith in Jesus Christ, cormmittedto worship the Living
S Gfodand to stumid the 'Word, so that we may witness
ti Sr andve in or community.


December 24't Friday 5:00 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
of Lessons & Carols

December 26"' Sunday Service
9:15 am Classic Worship
11:15 am Celebration Worship
Nursery Available
The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at
Amelia Island Plantation 36 Bowman Road
An Interdenominational Community Church
(904) 277- 4414 www.ameliachapel.com


FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All people
Sunday N;VW Members Class 9 ca.,i.
Sunday School 9:o00a.m.
Morning oumrship',10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Hlednesday.Vl), oonll-day Prayer
Wednesday Miiftd-week Service 7-9 p.m..
Ministries: Bus & VtIan, Couples, Singles, YoIuth


i at the Beach
Sunday 11:15 am
Tuesday 7:00 pm
Contemporary
Non-denominational
. Pastor David Cubbedge
904-507-9004
312 S5.8th. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034


world outreach
Contemporary Worship
% .. S SUN 9:30am
-- WED 7:00pm
J d' Youth, Nurse
Pf Children's Ministries
321 -2117
RoS. 0 C utue AA GO flot t
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SChrist
Fellowship
Church
1 7982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
(lust south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson
christfellowshipfl.com


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Angfican Church


Anglican Church of North America
Our province is a founding member of the
Anglican Church of North America
As Anglicans we believe:
The Bible is the inspired Word o f God
In God the Father who created us
In Jesus Christ His Son who saved us
In the Holy Spirit who sanctifies us
As Anglicans we worship using the traditional Liturgy in the
1928 Book of Common Prayer,
Affirming the Nicene and the Apostles's Creed
Sunday Services
Holy Communion 8:00am n& 10:00 am (%ith :nusic)
Children's Programs Bible Study &C(rafts
Rev I. Michael Bowhav. Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 www.HolyTrinityAnglican.org


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In the heart of
Fernandina
9 N. 6'" Street
Dr. Holton Selgling
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday School 9:50 a
*rj Nursery
Children
Youth
W Adults
261-3837
www.1stpress-fb.com


Rev. Brian Eburn, Pastor
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yutes United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8:00 & 10-00 am & 12 Nooon
Daily Mass 8:30 am Mon., Wed.. Thurs & Frin.
6 pm- Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm: Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 315pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-277-6566,
aiom call a04-277-70 653


CELEBRATION BAPTIST
CHURCH
Innovative Syle, Contemporary Music,
Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd
Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Conecting mh ChrisL..Connecg with P people


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BLACKROCK BAPTIST
CHURCH
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
261-6220
Senior Pastor: Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Bus Ministry Available
www.blackrockbaptist.com


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


YULEE UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
S Please join us for
SUNDAY SERVICES:
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AN
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles


God so love the world that he ga


WORD WALK 2011

Starts January 1st
READING THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR


First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
www.FBFirst.com


9042613617
904-261-3617


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FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............. 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training........... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship..............6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper .... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ....... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnleview Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-Z61-4615 (church office)
EVERYONE WELCOME
Nursery provided
SpolntsbapUstchurch.org


yntULEE
APTIST
BC HURC
SVisitos Aays Wel .
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am
and 11:00 am .A a
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm M
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6 30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm L
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6.30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youlh
Nursery Provided For All Services
www.YuleebapdUstchurch corn
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225-0809


EVERY SUNDAY
Traditional Worship: 9AM
Sunday School: 10AM
SPraise Worship: 11 AM
Nursery provided at all services
Rev. Ida Iverson, Pastor
2600 Atlantic Avenue *Fernandina Beach
20 bni261-6306
. . ...www.poplcamelia.org


New Vision Congregational Church, UCC
W ship Sundays at 10:oo a.m.
96074 Chester Road in Yulee
NN, asionCongregationalChurch.org
904.225.0539


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RELIGION NOTES


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WHERE FAITH EMBODIES HEART, MIND & SOUL


Nlemorial United Methodist Church
Nlakill,-, (661)6 ld.lvll Cllril (11rdill'-di %sorAdp. 00%. cr% ice& community%

601 Coitre Streel 261-5769
I'rv(l 0palinski. flasbir
11,11lic filple %. -Ssllciate pa"Ifor
Traditional Famil% NNorship ............... 8:30am +
I 1:011am
Conlempfirar% INtirship ........... 9:45am in Maxwell
Hall
)(outh W(Prship .................... 9:4-5am in Youth
Center
Sunda% Schm"ol hor all ages ................. 9:4-5ani +

NNednesdaN Nlidicvk Supper iAtig-Mayi ......... ;: 15-

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HOMES


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Photo contest
(The 2011 Wild Am!nia
Nature 'Phoito;raphy Cont'ist
will soon b(: undlr way: apot-n-
tial entrantl-, sh ulds vi-,it www.
wildarnmia corn for rule and
entry fort i,
All e(ntirie, mu,, t
r(c(eidved by April 4. 2011.
Tlih- 2011 lifitI annual Wild
Amelia Naitue IF(-tival will bbe
held May 202-2 with e(' ,lour-,,,
pholotgraphy :lb--.., (-xhibil-,,
sea turtle rl(:s llusic and
childrc n-, at( tiviti(e, In the
interv'rning month-, "'Wild
Nite" nature toruin-, will be
held on the s-e cond Iue(,day
of each month :at the Pe-ck
Center. Viit
www.wildarnmlia.com.
Market closed
The Fernandina Farmers
Market will be closed on
Christmas Dav, Dec. 25, and
also on New Year's Day, Jan.
1. The market will re-open on
Jan. 8 with all of its direct-
from-the-farm winter vegeta-
bles, greens including mus-
tard, turnip and collard, salad
mixes, arugula, bib and
romaine lettuces and more.
To sign up for tihe E-Mail
Newsletter, go to www.fernan-
dinafar nmersmairket.coim.
Naturalist program
The University of Florida
IFAS Florida Master
Naturalist Program Upland
Systems Module sponsored
by Nassau County Extension
will be offered Tuesdays and
Thursday afternoons begin-
ning Jan. 4-25. Classroom ses-
sions will be held at the Yulee


extensionn office. ",iri ,i on
deadline is Jan. I.
This prograrn is for adriit,
who want to learn more about
Florida's environment.
Individuals as well as- educa-
tors and those in the eco-
tourism business canl b(n-lli
'i teachers may receive up to
40 hours continuing educa-
tion credits. Topics include:
ecosystems, key plants and
wildlife and the role of
humans in shaping the envi-
ronment. Each module
includes classroom presenta-
tions, videos, field trips and
practical interpretation.
Advance registration is
required.
For registration and pro-
gram information visit
www.masternaturalist.org.
For further questions contact
Steve Gaul at (904) 879-1019
or sgaul@ufl.edu.
Turfgrass class
Horticulture agents from
Duval, Clay and Nassau coun-
ties will conduct a session on
"Basic Turfgrass Pest Man-
agement" on Jan. 14 from 8
a.m.-5 p.m. at the Yulee Satel-
lite office, 86026 Pages Dairy
Road.
Contact Winifred Favors,
Nassau County Extension
Office manager, (904) 879-
1019, to register. Cost is $70
per person. Make checks out
to Nassau County Extension
and mail to Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US
Highway 1, Callahan, FL,
32011.
Registrationi must be
received no later than Jan. 10
to provide food and supplies.


With septic tanks, better safe than sorry


Q '.! AL Tank is being
: hc side of my
Iou-- A. !. 1 have fruit
;/- : :ind thir plants. How
ar av.i ', ,ino my septic tank
-,hould thi-. trees be locat-

A .( )i t <, buir-world
.thl ]< i- plenty of infor-
inatnion r-. arding the ques-
tii tI Ill,'- dil'tance( between
tr iii d (' pltic sy tem s. I
have z.n as few as 20 feet
( nivfrsity of Minnesota) to
as much a> 100 feet (North
Carolina State University).
If it is possible, consider
keeping the
distance
between the
septic sys-

trees some-
where in the
middle of
: those num-
bers. It is
GARDEN important to
TALI remember,
tree roots
grow two to
Beckylordi three times
the drip line.
The drip line is at the tips of
the tree branches. Let's say
one of the fruit tree branches
was 10 feet long, which is not
atypical for fruit trees. The
roots could be growing 20 to
60 feet out. Those roots could
easily disrupt the natural
processes of the septic tank
and cause serious damage. It
is already costing you quite a
bit of money to relocate your
system; no need to allow
potential problems in the
future.
If you need to move the


fruit trees, do so, then trans-
plant them elsewhere. Be
sure the trees are irrigated
well for three to four months
to help get them established.
Get as much of the root ball
as you can when you move
them. Do not add amend-
ments to the new hole where
the tree will be planted -just
keep the trees irrigated well.
Transplanting them during
dormant season is best-
Q Is there any vegetable I
*can plant now or am I
too late? Also, I am just a
beginner so I would like to
start out with something
easy. RP
A. I commend you for
.wanting to try garden-
ing. You are smart to start
.during the cooler months as
winter gardening in Florida is
much easier than during the
warmer months especially
Sfor novices. The University of
Florida vegetable garden
guide found online at http://
edis.ifas.ufl.edu/vh021 can
assist you. This publication
contains information on
preparation, planting, selec-
tion and maintenance of gar-
dens.
I think one of the easiest
vegetables to grow here dur-
ing the winter months is
broccoli. Try any of the fol-
lowing varieties Early
Dividend, Waltham, Early
Green, Packman or De Cicco.
Broccoli is an excellent
source of calcium, fiber and
vitamins C and A. There are
other easy vegetables too
such as lettuce, cauliflower,
peas and cabbage. Have fun
with your garden and do not


be afraid to try new things -
you never know how success-
ful this adventure may be for
you. Good luck and keep
me posted on your progress.
Q After this last freeze I
.noticed my salvia was
covered in white insects -
you called them scale. Do you
think the freeze killed all the
insects? Should I leave the
plants alone or remove them
now? SH
A In some instances it is
.better to remove insect
and disease infested plants
rather than chemically treat
them. Although the salvia will
probably return in the spring
it is too easy for the insects to
get started on one plant and
move on to the neighboring
foliage, producing new
colonies and infestations else-
where. The cold weather has
probably destroyed much of
the insect population, howev-
er is it possible some of the
insects will survive and are


SaBITrrED PHOTO 'S
If a tree like this peach
variety, above left, has
branches 10 feet long, its
roots could extend two or
three times that, interfer-
ing with septic systems.
Broccoli, below, is one of
the easiest winter vegeta-
bles to grow for beginner
Florida gardeners. Salvia,
above, is best removed
when infected with scale.


waiting lor tilhe perfect envi-
rollnmllelnt to reproduce and
increase their numbers. I
would suggest pulling tile
plants up and start fresh next
spring with insect free plants.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Director for
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University of Florida facul-
ty member Extension locations
are the satellite office at the
County Huilding in Yulce and
the main Extension Office in
Callahan. The UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James
S. Page Governmental Com-
plex. Mail questions to Garden
Talk, c/o Rebecca Jordi,
Nassau County Extension,
543350 US I, Callahan, FL
32011. Visit http://nassau
.ifas.ufl.edu.
rlfordinOufledu


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CELEBRATIONS
Coniitii I'd r; ,:, r. \
i[ Ihcran r Chl A 1 1 ;.: nA
Praise S 'rvit .',ill bi I) ::i ;. p in.
tonight and a nd raditioi ;I.'! l.i i- (: arol
Candlelight Ser'tic at 10; ::I
Communion will b" -ir'.,:d at boith ,rvic-
es. Prince of 1eac, i- ,i a',-, t i 6i )
Atlantic Ave., acri ,--ii n 1 i I h!li
State Park.
HolyTrinity
Holy 'lrinity Anfgli ; C( ',,: ih i183
lake Park Drive:, tFern;v(dina i ',ach, 'Aill
hold a service ol ;irol at .- p :r: tonight.,
followed immediately by a '-i .l Holy
Eucharist Service (F-t oA hli
Incarnation, or lTh, N\aivi.t,. of C'hrist) at
5:30 p.m. with m-ii'e. On Chri-;ia, l)Day,
there will be ,one .lHo .tUiL hiri'.l r'- vice
at 9 a.m. with muii(. O ), t '. 6 h, oly
Trinity will have it> regular vr., ip
schedule: 8 a.m. Holy Euchari,' and 10
a.m. Holy Euchari-t wil hi muiii'. IThe pub-
lic is invited.
St Peter's
St. Peter's E'piscopal Chour< h, ,'01
Atlantic Ave., will holt three l feival serv-
ices tonight. The Family Euchatrist 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


,tar'. 'I hi; children's choir will sing and
childr-IIn v. .ill also play music for the prel-
ude (infant/toddler care provided in the
nir %,-ry). The Eve of the Nativity- F-,st-
ival Choral Eucharist is at p.m. Music
begin'. 7:30 p.m., with a choral presenta-
tion by the St. Peter's Festival Choir.
accompanied by the organ and Jackson-
ville 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, accompa-
nied by the organ and Jacksonville
Symphony musicians (with incense).
On Christmas Day the Christmas
Eucharist with hymns begins at 10 a.m.
For information call the church at 261-
4293. Visit www.stpetersparish.org.
Ocean Breeze Baptist
Ocean Breeze Baptist Church, a newly
formed church located at 917 S. Eighth
St., Fernandina Beach, invites the commu-
nity to "Wondrous Christmas." The 10:30
a.m. service on Dec. 26 will feature James
Koerts from Macon, Ga., an accomplished
composer, arranger and pianist who will
present a concert filled with the warm
sounds of the Christmas season. Follow-
ing the concert, Dr. John Van Delinder,
pastor, will give a brief Christmas mes-
sage. Nursery is provided. Call 703-5894
for information.


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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 24.2010
NE\S-LEADER/iFERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA.


PHOTOS BY RYAN REAVES/COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS
Yulee Lady Hornet Andrea Peterson tries to pass around a West Nassau Lady Warrior, left, Thursday. Derrick Peterson stands in the way of a
Warrior Saturday during the 18th annual Emmitt G. Coakley Classic in Callahan.


Victoria Lockett shoots for the Lady Hornets, left. Travis Greenaway heads down court, center. Jalisa Thompson with a layup for Yulee, right.



Hornets top Warriors in Coakley Classic


BETH JONES
News Leader


The Hornets attacked from the
perimeter Saturday in their 74-58 win
over host West Nassau during the
18th annual Emmitt G. Coakley
Classic in Callahan.
"All five starters were in double-
digit points," said Jonathan Ball, head
boys basketball coach at Yulee.
"We're starting to click on offense
and the team is distributing the ball
well."
Travis Greenaway led Yulee's
offensive attack with 15 points.
Darius Calhoun was right behind
with 14 after hitting four three-point-
ers. Derrick Peterson had 12 points
and Yulee got 10 apiece from John
Hall and Kelvin Rainey. Nathan
Chapman was just out of double-dig-
its with nine points.


"We've got a few more things to
tweak, but the team is working hard
and we're looking to make a run here
during the second half of the season,"
Ball said.
The HIornets are back on the court
next week for the Creekside Holiday
Tournament Wednesday and
Thursday.
The Fernandina Beach Pirates
are hosting a holiday tournament
Wednesday and Thursday. Bishop
Snyder and Matanzas play at 6 p.m.
Wednesday and the Pirates take on
Ponte Vedra at 7:30 p.m. Losers play
at 6 p.m. Thursday and winners play
at 7:30 p.m.
The Pirates travel to Ribault Jan. 4.
Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m.
The Lady Hornets are 4-7 after
rebounding from a loss to claim back-
to-back wins last week.
Yulee lost 62-24 to Creekside Dec.


13. Jalisa Thompson fed Yulee with 14
points, Andrea Peterson had four,
Brittany Andrews three, Kelssie
McManus two and Victoria Lockett
one.
The Lady Hornets bounced back
to defeat Broach 49-18 the following
night. Manus led with 14, Thompson
scored 10, Lockett nine, Andrews
seven, Peterson and Angellee
Jammes three each and Hannah
Jennings two.
Yulee capped the week with a 58-
46 win over West Nassau Dec. 16.
Thompson scored 20, Candace Bass
10, Lockett nine, McManus And
Peterson six apiece, Jennings four,
-Sara Weakley and Andrews two each.
"Last week began the second part
of six games in less than two weeks
for us, something our younger girls
were not used to," said Dominique
Cook, head girls basketball coach at


Yulee. "We came out flat against
Creekside and it hurt us. But I am
very proud of how we rebounded the
next day and were able to beat
Broach 49-18 and West Nassau 58-46.
"It is always fun playing West
Nassau and Coach Knott and this
game was no different. Three of my
starters got into early foul trouble but
Jalisa Thompson was able to step up
and be a leader on the floor when we
needed her. It was also nice to see
girls coming off the bench and con-
tributing as well, which is something
we are trying to be more consistent
with.
"It was a nice way to go into the
break, but we know we still have
work to do."
Yulee plays at Fernandina Beach
Jan. 6. Tipoff is at 6 p.m. The Lady
Hornets return home Jan. 11 to take
on Bolles at 6 p.m.


v BASKETBALL

Giant gift

for holiday;

Storm's in

town Sunday
After a huge turnout and
big win for game four, the
Jacksonville Giants are full-
steam ahead and "taking it to
the house" for the holidays.
On Sunday, the Savannah
Storm is back for a rematch
and this time with their "big -
man."
As a holiday gift to fans it
will be a BOGO Sunday and
tickets to the basketball game-
will be buy one, get one free
for everyone. Kids 12 and
under get free admission
through Jan. 2.
Pregame fun outside of
the arena begins at 5 p.m.
with bounce houses, kids'
hoops and free cotton candy,
sponsored by Celebration
Party Rental.
Tip-off is at 7 p.m. Doors
open at 6 p.m. BOGO tickets
must be purchased at the
arena box office on game day.,
This is the last week to
buy season tickets. Call 355-
6531 to get your package for .
just $48.
.:. Veterans Memorial Arena
,is located at 300 A. Philip
Randolph Blvd.


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net for ladies
On a cool, sunny Dec. 21,
the ladies of the Fernandina
Beach Women's Golf Associa-
tion played a game of low
gross/low net. Thirty-one
ladies played thi: .-wst and- .:-.--
-south courses of the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club.
Flight A low gross winner
was Linda Scott and Shirley
McKain won low net. Second
low net was won by Vicki :
Galpin. Sue Simpson won low
gross for the B flight and low
net winner was B.J. Murphy.
Luciann Thompson won sec-
ond low net
-The C flight low gross win-:
ner was Helen Hirsch; Jean
Taylor won low net. Second
low net went to Fran Shea.
Pat Aylor won low gross for
the D flight and winning low
net was Joyce Tonti. Second
low net went to Karen
Madden.
The Queen of Tees for
December was won by Sue
Simpson with a low gross of
84, her best ever at
Fernandina.


Hole-in-one

for Coleman
Jim Coleman had a hole-in-
one on the No. 3 hole at The
Golf Club at North Hampton
Dec. 21.
Coleman used an eight
iron to ace the hole, which
played 148 yards from the
green tee box. -


JAGUAR UPDATE:

Jags-Redskins
LAST GAME: The Jaguars are coming off a
34-24 loss at Indianapolis Sunday, which left
both teams at 8-6. The Jaguars entered the
game with the NFL's second-best rushing
attack but were outrushed by the Colts 155
to 67. David Garrard finished 24 of 38 pass-
ing for 294 yards and two touchdowns and
LB Daryl Smith finished with a career-high
20 tackles in the loss.
NEXT UP: With the postseason in sight, the
Jacksonville Jaguars (8-6) host the Wash-
ington Redskins Sunday at EverBank Field
in the regular season home finale. Kickoff is
set for 1 p.m. It will be the fifth meeting
between the teams but first since 2006. The
Redskins have won three of the four.
TIED IN FIRST: The Jaguars are tied with
the Indianapolis Colts in first place in the
AFC South but no longer control their play-
off destiny. The Jaguars need to finish a
game ahead of the Colts or with a better
division record in order to claim their first
division title since 1999
RADIO/TV: The game will be broadcast
regionally on FOX and locally on WAWS
(cable channel 30). Games are broadcast
on Jaguars Radio Network stations WOKV
AM and FM (690 and 106.5).
WEBSITE: www.jaguars.com.


Microfracture surgery's no small operation |

Many thought that the best days is. Before we get to that, we bleeding surface that will then allow for the .
were behind Amare Stoudemire need to review a little basic ingrowth of marrow stem cells and fibrocarti- .
after problems with his knee anatomy. Articular cartilage lage.
began to plague him. It was hard covers the ends of the bones. Normal cartilage will not regrow, but hope-
for him to run and jump. Two things that can This is a slick white coating fully fibrocartilage will and provide some cov-
spell the end of an NBA player's career. While which allows the bones of the erage on the end of the bone. Dr. Steadman
an All-Star with the Phoenix Suns, Stoudemire joint to smoothly glide back warns this is not a cure for arthritis and again .
underwent microfracture surgery on his knee and forth across each other.. stresses that normal cartilage cannot regrow
when an arthroscopy revealed significant dam- Some like to think of it in this manner.
age to the cartilage coating to the end of his like the Teflon coating of Microfracture is no small operation and
thigh bone within his knee joint. Stoudemire is your knee. When you are anyone who undergoes this procedure must
one of a growing list of athletes who have had DP DTC young, this articular cartilage be very dedicated to the post-operative rehab
this procedure, including Greg Oden, Bruce SOlRTj surface is perfectly smooth program. The rehab is critical to the success
Smith. Joe Montana, Penny Hardaway, Alan MEDINE like a pearl. However, with of the operation and many patients simply can-:
Houston, Jason Kidd and Jamaal Mashburn. MEDIINE time or injury, it can become not commit to this. This includes being on
Move forward 5 years and Stoudemire is GREGORY cracked, pitted and rough- crutches for an extended period of time and
having one of his finest seasons ever. He was SMITH. M.D ended. Occasionally pieces of extensive physical therapy. Impact loading,
traded to the New York Knicks and many it will actually flake off and such as basketball or any running and jump-
around the league are discussing him as the ... then become loose bits float- ing, is not allowed for even up to a year in .
leading candidate for Most Valuable Player ing around inside your knee, leaving "pot- some cases.
honors this year. He leads the team in scoring holes" on the end of the bone. Ultimately, the .
(26 points per game) and rebounding. The cartilage coating can become completely lost, This column is written to discuss issues
team is off to a 1(-9 start and the Knicks are in leaving you with exposed bone throughout the regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
the world of basketball again for the first time weight-bearing surface. intended to serve as a replacement for treatments
in vyars. Microfracture surgery is a procedure by a doctor It is only designed to offer guidelines
I)velop'd by Dr. Richard Steadman in aimed at a "cartilage-like" regrowth in the on the prevention, recognition and care of
Colorado, microfracture surgery has been damaged area of the knee. This is typically injuries and illness. Specific concerns should be
around for many years now, but has become done in association with a knee arthroscopy. discussed with a physician. Mail questions to
more widely publicized over the last few years The damaged area is treated by making a Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
in the national media. Although many people series of drill or puncture holes (microfrac- 204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 261- .
may have heard about microfracture surgery, tures) in the area that has lost its cartilage 8787or visit www.gsmithmd.com for more
most have no idea what the procedure actually coating. This is done in hopes of creating a information.
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SPORTS SHORTS


Pop Waer meets
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner will hold a
public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center auditorium.
All parents and volunteers are encouraged to
attend. The agenda will include the nomination
of board members and coaching staff. For
details and descriptions of such positions visit
www leaguelineup cornm/fbpwa or contact
Chrisie McNulty Oliver at 277-9660.

Pro wre an8
Continental Championship Wrestling will be
held Jan. 8 at Yulee High School with a bell
time of 7:30 p.m. Headlining is the annual
$10,000 Top Rope Battle Royal to be No. 1
contender for the CCW championship. Also on
the card are Mad Dog Miller defending the
CCW championship against Jarrod Michaels;
Rock-N-Roll Chris Turner and Cousin Ricky
Jay taking on CCW tag team champs
"Dynasty" members John Douglas and Ethan
Marcs; British superstar Sir Ian Shire making
his CCW debut against Hayden Price;
Jonathon Wells versus Scotty Biggs; Kevin
Toole, Julian Marcs, The Russian, Samantha
Steele, Buck Buchanan and a host of other
CCW wrestlers.
Advanced tickets can be purchased from
the YHS wrestling team for $6; they will be $7
at the door. A portion of the proceeds frorn this
event will benefit the YHS wrestling team;.

YukeUt1ieLeague
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. Registra-tion
will .also be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 31
through Feb. 4 at the ballpark.
Potential players must bring birth certificate
and two forms of proof of residency while reg-
istering. Tryouts are scheduled for Feb. 4-5
and opening day is slated for March 5. For
information on registration, email rtlyulee@
aol.com.

Regwterfbrsoccer
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 registra-
tion dates will be posted soon. For information,
contact registrar Ronee Malama at (227-1208
orregistrar @aiysoccer.com. Those interested
in coaching or becoming a referee should con-
tact the director of coaching at aiydoc@aiysoc-
cer.com.

Fre-trwcompeton
Boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to
participate-in he local level, of corripe.titiorJ.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., Femandina
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 re-
spective age divisions. Last year more than
170,000 sharpshooters participated in more
than 3,000 local competitions.
All contestants on the local level are recog-
nized for their participation in the event.
Participants are required to furnish proof of age
and written parental consent. For entry forms
or information call Tom Smeeton at 321-4139.

Special Olympcs
Anyone interested in Special Olympics of
Nassau County is encouraged to attend a
meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. There will be a
pizza and salad dinner, recognition for organi-
zations that support Special Olympics and a
brief presentation on plans to expand the
sports Nassau County offers. Swimming was
added this year. This will allow more athletes to


S-BMITTED
The annual Oyster Bay Yacht Club Dock Fishing Tournament was held recently at the
yacht club marina. Winners were, from left, Emil Gullia, first place with a 20 inch,
2.1-pound trout; Rae Kilpatrick, second with a 19-inch, 2.7-pound redfish; Tim
Beasley, third with an 18-inch, 1.14-pound trout.


advance to area and state games. _7-
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 vol-
leyball 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
classes.

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

Rnm 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
arnd St. Michael Academy cross country coach
Bill Beaumont. Most of the runs will be on
" Wednesday nigh )n wevs when the footbalii.
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, Amelia
IslandRunn'ers.com: Dec. 29, Jan. 5, Jan. 12,
Jan. 20 and Jan. 26.

Gamr 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
www.gatorbowl.com.
"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 Juling-ton 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.


Globetrotterstoplay
Hot on the heels of the most successful
year in franchise history, the legendary Harlem
Globetrotters will celebrate their 85th consecu-
tive season when their dazzling 2011 ',4 Times
the Fun" World Tour stops in Jacksonville,
showcasing the wholesome family entertain-
ment that has provided lifetime memories for
generations of fans.
The Harlem Globetrotters will take the court
at Veterans Memorial Arena on March 11 at 7
p.m. Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale now
at www.ticketmaster.com, the Veterans
Memorial Arena box office or by phone at (800)
745-3000. Information on group and scout tick-
ets can also be found at www.harlemglobetrot-
ters.com.
"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 will tip
off Dec. 26 and runs until mid-April. The team
will play over 270 games in more than 220
cities in 45 states and six Canadian provinces.
The Original Harlem Globetrotters have played
in 120 countries and territories on six conti-
nrents, 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. Visit www.harlem-
globe trotters.com for information.

JoinTeam Nhrvana
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 the team has participated. Training is
free. All ages and genders are welcome. Call
Liz Kawecki at 415-YOGA (9642).



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.

Beanumpiret
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 baseball
and softball. If you live or work in Baker,
Bradford, Clay, Duval, Putnam, St. Johns and
Nassau counties, call Terry Padgett at (904)
879-6442 or visit www.rivercityumps.com.


2010-11 SCHEDULES


Dec.
Jan. 4
Jan. 6
Jan. 8
Jan. 1
Jan. 1
Jan. 2
Jan. 2
Jan. 2
Feb. 1
Feb.
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Jan. 2
Jan.
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Jan. 6
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FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
29-30 Pirate Holiday Classic
at Ribault" (
at Bishop Snyder 6
i BISHOP KENNY (
1- BOLLES (
8 EPISCOPAL* (
20-21 at J.T Smith in Hilliard
25 at West Nassau
28 HILLIARD
1 BISHOP SNYDER
3 TRINITY
4 at University Christian
8-12 District 3-3A at Ribault


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YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Wrestling
at Raines tourney
University Christian tourney
at Brunswick
at Camden JV tourney
District
Region
State at Lakeland


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
4 BISHOP KENNY 530
at Oakleaf 530
13 at Episcopal 530
18 at Providence 530
24 District at Episcopal

FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Soccer
4 at Ribault*
6 PROVIDENCE
11 PAXON
12 at Nease
13 YULEE
18-21 DISTRICT 3-3A
rict

YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Basketball
29-30 Holiday tourney at Creekside
4 EPISCOPAL E
13 WEST NASSAU 6
14 FERNANDINA BEACH 6
18 OAKLEAF 6
20-21 County at Hilliard
27 at Providence 6
31 PONTE VEDRA 6
8-12 District at Ribault

FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
4 BALDWIN
6 YULEE (varsity)
7 BAKER COUNTY 6
13 CAMDEN (varsity)
14 RAINES* 6
20 at West Nassau 6
21 OAKLEAF* 6
24 at Providence .
26 at Bishop Snyder 6
27 at Episcopal
2-5 District 3-3A at Bolles
rict


FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL


Jan. 7-8
Jan. 14-15
Jan. 21-22
Jan. 29
Feb. 5



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



Jan. 4
Jan. 6
Jan. 11
Jan. 13



Jan. 4
Jan. 6
Jan. 11
Jan. 18
Jan. 20


Wrestling
Rotary tourney at Clay
Five Star at Raines
Duals at Terry Parker
Duals at Gainesville
District 3-1A at Episcopal

YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Girls Basketball
at Femandina Beach
BOLLES -
at Episcopal
at Bishop Snyder
at Ponte Vedra
at Baker County
ATLANTIC COAST
WEST NASSAU

YULEE HIGH SCHOOL,
Girls Soccer
WEST NASSAU
at Trinity Christian
MANDARIN CHRISTIAN
at Femrnandina Beach

YULEE HIGH SCHOOL
Boys Soccer
WEST NASSAU
at Trinity Christian
MANDARIN CHRISTIAN
at West Nassau
BISHOP KENNY


FERNANDINA BEACH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
Jan. 4 at Camden 320/5
Jan. 6 at St. Marys 330/5


Jan. 4
Jan. 5
Jan. 7


YULEE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Basketball
PROVIDENCE
CAMDEN
BAKER COUNTY


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made one last run into a near-
WATER and parted my fish-
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ba"I never seehad to
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was ju"Yst about ready to reach
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boat where wh striped bass
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htln it ittw Contimental Shelf
whiowever, string norwith windar

and groupver fishermen the
t fishing so good,"water.Stubbs
said. "You could actually see
the tuna busting small flying
fish close to the surface and
this is where we concentrated
Outr i..IhliK tactics."
Grouper fishing ends Jan.
I and reopens May 1.
However, strong north winds
are lri dicted to blow from
the north this weekend,
which will keep most tuna
and grouper fishermen off
the water.


PHOTOS BY TERRY LAcOSS/SPECIAI,
Striped bass are running between the Nassau River railroad and 1-95 bridges during the last few hours of the incoming tide. Buck White, left, is
pictured with a hybrid bass. Hybrid bass have erratic stripes while striped bass have straight lateral lines. David Araisa, right, is all smiles over
his nice Amelia Island gag grouper. Gag grouper may be harvested until Jan. 1 and then the season closes until May 1.


If you can find time from
your Christmas celebrations
this weekend, a mid morning
incoming tide should find
excellent sea trout action just
north of the Shave Bridge.


Drifting live shrimp deep
under a trout float in water
depths from 5-10 feet is pro-
ducing specks weighing to
three pounds.
Redfish should be school-


ing under boat docks, at
bridge pilings or at the deep
sides of oytsterbars during
the afternoon falling tide. Rig
a live shrimp or bullhead min-
now to a 1/8-ounce jig and


fish slowly along the bottom.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches,
which will be published in this
space on Fridays. Email photos


to bones@ fbnewsleadercom,
mail them to P.O. Box 766,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
or drop them by the News-
Leader office at 511 Ash St. in
Fernandina Beach.


RECREATION ROUNDUP


The city of Fernandina day for city residents ($5 non- from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck all games, three-home run
Beach Recreation Depart- city). 'Gym, based on availability, limit, male-to-female ratio of
ment (city website www.fbfl. Open basketball is Mon- Happy New Year co-ed six to four and teams must
us) offers: days and Wednesdays from one-pitch softball tournament supply their own 12-inch
Adult volleyball is from 7- 11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thurs- Jan. 15 at the Ybor Alvarez Classic M softballs. Prizes go
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. softball fields on Bailey Road. to first through third place.
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per and Saturdays and Sundays U-trip rules, 45-minute limit for Team fee is $210. Register by


Jan. 12. Field open to the first
12 teams. 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.league
lineup.com/fbflsoftball.
Register for adult basket-
ball through Jan. 5 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Team fee is $400 and
due Jan. 5. Games are played
on Monday and Thursdays
and possibly Wednesdays at
Peck Gym beginning Jan. 10.
Each team must have match-
ing team colors. Contact Jay
at 277-7350, ext. 2013, or
email jrobertson@fbfl.org.
Register for co-ed and
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
ac-cepted after Feb. 23.
Manda-tory 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.
leaguelineup.com/fbflsoftball.
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the Atlan-
tic Center ($5 deposit, re-
fundable if returned within a
year).
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
instructor Beth Lapaich. Cost
is $10 per class (city, $12 non-
city). Call (219) 363-9493, e-
mail :iaps..:h.;-rirnii .:..:,n or
visit www.bethlapaich.com for
information.
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
Saturday and Sundays Cost
is $3 a day or $25 a month for
city residents ($S30 non-city).
Personal training is available.
Fee is $30 per session, $75
per week (three sessions) or
S200 a month (two sessions
per week for four weeks)
Monthly packages come with
dietary analysis and food pro-
gram Call Jay at 277-7364.


Lap swim is from 6-9 a.m.
and noon to 3 p.m. Mon-day
through Friday at Atlantic
Center. Cost is $2 a day.
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.
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.
Fernandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p.m. the sec-
ond Friday at the Atlantic
Avenue 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. weekends
($3). Monthly pool passes are
available.
Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at theMLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
(non-city).
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.
Facility rentals include
Peck Center (auditorium and
reception room), Martin Luther
King Jr. Center (audiilorunum,,
and Atlantic Center (auditori-
um and conference room).
The Ybor Alvarez softball
fields on Bailey Road (fields
one and two) may also be
rented. Lights are available.
All reservations must be made
at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave. Rental contract,
damage deposit and rental
fee required.
Beach wheelchairs can
be reserved at the Atlantic
Center; refundable $50
deposit required. Two wheel-
chairs are available. Call 277-
7350.
Outdoor public facility
reservations can be made at
the Atlantic Center by com-
pleting a contract and paying
a refundable $50 damage
deposit. Outdoor pavilions
and Main Beach Park must be
rented.
Visit www.fernandinabeach
florida.org or call 277-7350 for
information.


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TM MOLTING, I'M MOLTING!'


Paula M. l'orterfield-l//a captured
this photo of a lizard mnoltiinl- near her
Fernandina Beach home last Nweek. "lie
seems happy to ha\, warmer weather,"
she wrote. "'He seems to be saying 'I'm
molting, I'm molting!' I wish it were so
easy for all of us to adapt as'readily to
this crazy weather:"
Porterfield-Izzo is a professional pho-
tographer in Fernandina Beach and a
new exhibiting artist at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St. Before
moving here, she used to sell/exhibit her
unique underwater portrait art in the
Florida Keys. Her specialty is underwa-
ter photography. To learn more call
(904) 612-5660 or visit www.seascape-
portraits.com. Email seascapepor-
traits@Comcast.net.


Orchids galore
T he Amelia Island the Fernan
Garden Show is Market, wi
pleased to announce brightest c
thal s-everal orchid on March
growers will be vendors at the Park.
Amelia Island (Car(den Show. With gr
Siacloud (Orchids & from around
Tropicals froni Windermere Amelia sla
Sill be joining the show for the will once aj
tirsi lime with their unusual than 50 ven
antd alre orchid stock, includ- assortment
ing root stock, and Iynn trees and p
1)DelI zie'r of )Dee's Orchids pond access
(relirns with his hybrid and '.li i' Ii, fr
species orchid plants, both potl- shrubs and
led and bare root. series.
Orchids by Del-Rei, a Get on-s
Fernandina 'Faln('ers Market about how
vendor, will also be at the show home, yard
along with being a presenter enjoy the si
on "Orchids Facts & Fiction" and demon
at tlhe Ask the Expert booth at the Expert'
2:30 p.m. on Saturday. be live mus
The second annual Amelia of the Fern
Island Garden Show, hosted by Market will


at March show


ndina Farmers
11 roll out nature's
olors for two delays
5 and 6 in Central
owers and nurseries
id the state, the
ind Garden Show
gain feature more
tdors with a full
i of flowers, plants,
alms, orchids, water
ssories, native plants,
iendly plants,
d garden acces-
eite expert advice
to "green" your
and garden and
hort presentations
stations at the "Ask
" booth. There will
ic and the vendors
andina Farmers
1 move to Central


Park for tIhe show with their
produce and expanded menu
of prepared foods.
Admission is $2 for adults;
children under 12 are free. No
pets, please. For details, visit
www.ameliagarden.com. To
sign up for the e-mail
Newsletter for information
about new things happening at
the Amelia Island Garden
Show and the Fernandina
Farmers Market including ven-
dors, exhibitors and presenta-
tion schedules, visit www.fer-
nandinafarmersmarket.com.
The Fernandina Farmers
Market, held each Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre Streets, will be
closed on Christmas Day and
New Year's Day and will
reopen on Jan. 8 with fresh
winter vegetables and greens,
among its other vendors.


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Seacloud Orchids & Tropicals from Windermere, Lynn DeLozier of Dee's Orchids,
and Orchids by Del-Rei, a Fernandina Farmers Market vendor, will all be at the
Amelia Island Garden Show March 5 and 6. *


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IMAGE COURTESY OFTHE AMELIA ISLAND MUSEUM OF HISTORY
Exterior view of Fort Clinch on Amelia Island commanding the harbor of Fernandina,
captured by the Federal Land and Naval Forces under Commodore DuPont and
General Wright, March 4, 1862.


Museum to mark Civil War 150th


lo commemn1orate the 150th anniversary of
the Civil War, the Amelia Island Museum of
History will present the Civil War Discovery
Series. This series is being sponsored by First
Federal Bank of Florida in Fernandina Beach.
Featured scholars are Stephanie McCurry,
professor of history at the University of
Pennsylvania; Marc Egnal, professor of histo-
ry at York University, Toronto, Canada; and
I)aniel Schaler, retired professor of history,
University of North Florida.
They will explore the meaning of the war


generally for people today, and particularly its
impact and legacy on Amelia Island. The lec-
tures will be held at The Peck Center, 516
South .10th St., on Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 and 12, at
4:30 p.m.
Member tickets are $10 per lecture or $25
for the series; non-members are $20 and $50
respectively. (Non-members joining the muse-
ium will pay the member rate.)
For more nf ., ,ii: iin, including ticket
reservations, visit www.ameliamuseum.org or
call 261-7378, ext. 102.


Manatees next'Wild Nite' topic


The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival has announced the
topic of the third in a series
of seven natui'e forums,
known as Wild Nites; the
subject will be "Manatees,
the Gentle Giants."
The forum will take place
on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
in the Peck Cetiter
Auditorium. The program is
free and open to the public.
Guest speaker will be Rachel
Cimino, marine mammal
biologist from the Florida
Fish and Wildlife
Commission.
The Florida manatee is
the Florida state marine
mammal and is actually a rel-
ative of the elephant. Gray in
color with thick, wrinkled
skin, the manatee has small
steering flippers and a pow-
erful tail that helps him
maneuver in shallow water.
Thought to see and hear
well, the manatee takes up
residence in warm Florida
coastal waters in winter; here


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PHOTO BY KATrIY BROOK /Fo(kl TIII NDWVIl.IAI) k
Manatees seek warm water in Florida during winter;
many come up into the springs, or even gather at
power plant effluents, since they cannot tolerate water
below 68 degrees.


in Fernandina, they are often
found at the effluent of the
paper mills. They cannot
withstand water tempera-
tures colder than 68 degrees.
Though about 3,000 individu-
als are thought to inhabit
Florida waters, their "come-
back" is threatened by boat
strikes and the degradation
of their coastal and fi-eshwa-
ter habitat.
For these reasons, the


manatee is still an endan-
gered species.
To learn more aboutll I le
manatee, come to Ih J.in. 11
Wild Nite; bring your (qiles-
lions about this inost gfenile
creature. To learn more'
about the( "Wild Nile" nature
forums, th (lipco' living fillth
annual Wild Amelia N;ialure
Festival and Nature
Photography Con)tes.', go lo
www.wildam(elia.coni.


."ONTiE


Will Nassau face a water shortage? That very
real possibility will be discussed at Nassau Sierra
Clubs Jan. 5 general meeting when
the St. Johns Water Management
District's Government Affairs rep-


resentativc. Teresa H. Monson. will
be the guest speaker. The meeting
will begin at 7 p.m. at the Council
on Aging building. South 19th St.
at Nectarine.
A recent report by the water


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management agency shows that most Nassau
communities are using at least 80 percent of'
capacity, leaving little room for growth. The
Suwannee River Water Management District. in a
recent study of the Upper Floridian Aquifer. the
source of Nassau's water., reported a decline in
groundwater levels of more than 20 percent in
the past hallcentury and urges conservation and
development of alternate water sources. Nassau
County's planning department has listed finding
new water resources as a priority.
These and other issues affecting Nassau's
water future and what needs to be done will be
the focus of discussion. The meeting is open to
the public. For information call Ray Roberts at
277-0655.


BROWN BAG MRIE S
The Amelia Island Museum
of History. 233 S. Third St..
: Brown Bag !
invites you to 20lls first Lunch
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture t B .,
Series. featuring Archivist I 1 5; -. L
Teen Peterson discussing "Local Resources for
Local Historians" on Jan. 5 at noon. Ever won-
dered who might have lived in your old house
before you. 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 top-
ics on local history. Peterson will showcase the
wealth of resources available to the public and
where to begin on your own research project.
This program is free and open to the public. For
in formation contact Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102.


The Tudor Room at The 0 ~-
Cumrnmer Museum of Art & :
Gardens. 829 Riverside Ave..
Jacksonville. will re-open Jan.
7as the museum unveils a
restoredgallery as part of its i
50th anniversary season. The
Tudor Room incorporates 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 photographs and documents in the
Millner Gallery will further illustrate how the
Cummers' lived with their collection.
Admission is free for members. S10 lor non
members. For information. call (904) 356 6857. *



A Friends of the Library luncheon program on
Pulitzer-prize winning author and photographer
Eudora Welty. known for her inci
sive 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 Room.
A recipient of the Presidential l :
Medal of Freedom. Welty was the first lit ing


author to have her works published by the
Library of America. The luncheon speaker ill 1 he
Dr. Pearl McHaney. associate professor oi li tera
ture at Georgia State University. who has edited
five books about Welty in the last twxxo years
Tickets areS35 lor Friends of the Library mem
bers and .40 for nonmembers and available at
the Fernandina Beach library. or reserc a space
by calling 277 7365.


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SPECIAL EVENTS

A radio-controlled model
boat fun sail and exhibition
will be held from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. today at the Amelia
Village Shops pond, behind
Marche Burette. All model
boats welcome, working or
not, finished or not, except
gas powered. Spectators,
including supervised children,
especially welcome. Come
and see great works of art
and have an opportunity to
sail them on the high seas.

The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, is hosting
a free performance night in
correlation with the exhibition
Art Ventures: Supporting the
Arts in Jacksonville for 20
Years, on view through Jan. 2.
On Dec. 28, enjoy an
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
speaker.
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 www.ameliaislandbook-
festival.com or call (904)
624-1665.

Back by popular demand,
the Amelia Island Museum of
History, 233 S. Third St.,
invites the public to hear Dr.
Rachel Wentz presenting
"Forensic Anthropology:
How the Dead Died" on Jan.
7 at 7 p.m. Do you like TV
crime dramas like Bones and
CSI? 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 program is
free for museum members
and $5 for non-members. For
information contact Alex at
261-7378, ext. 102.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites the
public to a special New Year's
treat: The Florida House:
Past, Present, and Future.
The fun begins at the muse-
um on Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. for
a special program on the
history of the Florida
House. After hearing about its
colorful 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 land-


Fill in the squares so
that each row. column
and 3-by-3 box
contain the numbers
I through 9. Solution
will appear in the
Friday B-section.

Wednesday, December 22
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mark, which has housed
President Grant, Jose Marti
and a host of other charac-
ters. Tickets are $10 for
museum members and $20
for non-members and include
the historical presentation,
tour and reception at the
Florida House. Seating is lim-
ited and tickets must be pur-
chased at the museum, 233
S. Third St.
For information contact
Alex at 261-7378, ext. 102.

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
1 P. RAIN's sig-
l nature wine,
f.. feather
a~^ 'maskmbeads
/ and a pet
., food bar
sponsored by Bark Avenue.
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-
manespca.org.
* *
The 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 lead-
ership, in collaboration with
individuals in professions tra-
ditionally charged with healing
and the public good, used sci-
ence to help legitimize perse-
cution, murder and, ultimately,
genocide.
Free, docent-guided tours
can be arranged for adult
* groups and students in ninth
grade and above by contact-


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ing the Friends of the
Jacksonville Public Library at
(904) 630-2304. For more
information about the
Jacksonville Public Library,
call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit
jaxpubliclibrary.org.

THEATRE

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- to 45-age range; the other
characters are over 60. Visit
www.AmeliaCommunityTheatr
e.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 delicately
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 Dragon
Acrobats represent the best of
a time-honored tradition that
began more than 25 centuries
ago.
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
www.artistseriesjax.org.
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.artistseriesjax.org.
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
where no Delta 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


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MUSIC NOTES

Amela Island CoK&e
Amelia island Coffee, 207 Centre St., hosts a music cir-
cle 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.
Dog Star Tavem
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St, tonight, Karl W
Davis and Friends; Dec. 31, DJ Screwface and D-Funk
(breaks, dub-step, electro) of Tampa; and Jan. 1, Logarithm
(members of Middle Rhythm Acoustic); Jan. 6, Spade
McQuade; and Jan. 7, Haysaker. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook. Call 277-8010.
Falcon'sNest
The Falcon's Nest, 6800 First Coast Hwy., DJ and danc-
ing 10 p.m. to close daily. Call 491-4242.
Gr=enTuude
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live entertainment. Call
321-2324.
TheHammedfiead
Weekly pool tournaments Tuesdays starting at 8 p.m.;
Wednesday nights, DJ Jigz spins your favorite tunes;
tonight, 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
Islandbbq.
Instant G ove
The Instant Groove plays each Thursday night at The
Ritz.Carlton, Amelia Island.
IndigoA ey
Indig6 Alley, 316 Centre St., Frankie's Jazz Jam
Tuesday for musicians of all abilities call 302-6086 or find
"Frankie's Jazz Jam" on Facebook music trivia with Ken
Cain 8-10 p.m Wednesdays, open mike night at 7 30 p m
Thursday; and Ceroc Blues dancing, with free lessons the
first and third Friday of the month with Bean School of
Dance Enjoy solo acts from 7-9 p m and 9-11 pm the sec-
ond and fourth Fridays Call 261-7222
Kedley's
Larry & The Backtracks perform every Thursday from 6-9
p m. at Kelley's Courtyard Caf4, 19 S Third St Call 432-
8213
O'Kane's
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery 318 Centre St, free trivia
each Monday at 7:30 p.m.- wine lasting the third Tuesday at
6-30 p.m with 10 wines for $10 along with cheese and
crackers and live entertainment, Dan Voll Wednesdays 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 corn
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St live music most
nights at 9 30 p m., including reggae with Pili Pili Mondays,
Grandpa's Cough Medicine Tuesdays. Wes Cobb
Wednesday
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 D.c 31 with
DJ Miguel Alvarez and DJ Heavy Hess ringing in 2011 and
the ba.Il drop live on the big screen Professional photog-
raphers 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 @thepalacesaloon corn. 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
www SandyBotromsAmelia corn
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 South Fletcher Ave shaggin
in the lounge 4-7 p.m. and Ace Winn 1-5 p m in the tiki bar
Sunday. Call 277-6652. Visit www SlidersSeaside corn
TheSurf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar. 3199 South Fletcher Ave .
live music Monday through Saturday evenings, trivia
Thursday at 7 p.m. inside Call 261-5711


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.
photography@gmail.com.
* *
A watercolor painting
workshop with William
Maurer begins Jan. 7 from
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church.
Pencil sketching with Maurer


Plantation Christmas
Celebrate Christmas with a
variety of seasonal festivities
at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Tonight, Santa vis-
its 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.
Ritz Christmas
Celebrate Christmas at
The Ritz-Cariton, 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
(inclusive).
Salt will serve Christmas
dinner from 6-9 p.m. Chef de
Cuisine Rick Laughlin will pre-
pare a four-course holiday
menu. Reservations required.
Cost is $115 per person (tax
and gratuity not included).
Cafe 4750 will serve a
Christmas buffet from 3-9
p.m. Reservations required.
Cost is $62 per adult, $28 per
child, ages 5-12 (tax and gra-
tuity not included). Call (800)
241-3333 or visit www.ritzcarl-
ton.com/ameliaisland.
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
LuisAury 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 hbtel lobby.
Edible details include a gin-
:gerbread cannon with choco-
late cannonballs, gingerbread
pirate captain and a treasure.
chest of candied bounty.
Complimentary tours are held
throughout the month..

Plantation
NewYear's
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



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.

ART/GALLERIES

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

"Spirit of the Image" pre-
sented by Margaret and
Wayne Howard's Seventh
Street Gallery, featuring


anniversary of the Women of
Vision program at The
Cummer.
The exhibition features
botanical drawings, music-
inspired paintings and poetry
created by women who expe-
rience low-vision and/or blind-
ness, as well as include pho-
tographs of the women
participating in the program.
Admission is free for mem-
bers, $10 for non-members.
For information call (904)
356-6857.


child and $75 per additional
child. Ages 11-18 can ring in
the New Year with their own
bash from 7 p.m -1 a.m. for
$120 for the first teen and
$100 per additional teen with
Wii and Xbox games, bowling,
dinner and a midnight cele-
bration. Families can cele-
brate 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.
NewYear's 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
makers, hats, champagne,
continental breakfast and
music by the Mike Miller Band
included. 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, open bar and fire-
works Dec. 31 from 8 p.m.-1
a.m. The ballroom will have a
black and white dance floor
and festive decor 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
www.ritzcarlton.com/ameliais-
land.
NewYears at Salt
Celebrate the New Year
with an intimate dining experi-
ence Dec. 31 at Salt, where
Chef de Cuisine Rick Laughlin
will prepare a four-course
menu. Seatings are 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 gratuity not
included). Call (800) 241-3333
or visit www.ritzcarlton.com/
ameliaisland.
Cafe 4750
Enjoy a New Year's Eve
buffet in the casual ambiance
of Cafe 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-
ton.com/ameliaisland.
Lobby Lounge
Gather with family and
friends at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island Lobby Lounge
for musc, 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.


is held outdoors on Thursdays
from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in
downtown Fernandina Beach.
Call 261-8276
Acrylic painting work-
shops with Kathy (Hardin)
Maurer begin Jan. 6 from 10
a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Jan. 7
from 1:30-4 p.m. Call Kathy
at 261-8276.
* *
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.island
art.org.

Women of Vision: Art
Beyond Sight Exhibition is
on view at The Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens,
829 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, through March
6. This marks the 12-year


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If You Have Lost Your Pet please
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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.

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108 Gift Shops
THE BOOK LOFT now has Madame
Alexander Fancy Nancy Dolls and
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201 Help Wanted
DRIVERS Food tanker drivers need-
ed. OTR positions avail now. CDL-A w/
tanker req'd. Outstanding pay & bene-
fits. Call a recruiter today(877)882-
6537, www.oakleytransport.com. ANF
GREAT OPPORTUNITY PT or FT live
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.
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201 Help Wanted
DRIVERS Earn up to 49t/mi. 1 year
minimum OTR exp qualifies you to be a
trainer for our fleet. (888)417-7564
CRST Expedited, www.JoinCRST.com.
ANF

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC
Nassau County has an opening for a
Firefighter/Paramedic. Salary is
$11.3291 hourly, plus a competitive
benefits package. Requires a high
school diploma or GED equivalent
supplemented by experience and
training in Fire and EMS Service
Programs. Must complete required
coursework and maintain required
State of Florida Firefighter II, State of
Florida Paramedic, Basic Life Support,
and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Tri-County testing must be completed
pnor to interview. Must possess valid
State Class E driver's license and EVOC
certificca tions will be accep-
ted until filled. Job description and
testing Information can be obtained In
the Human Resources Department
located at 96135 'Nassau Place, Suite
5, Yulee, FL 32097 or phone (904)
491-7332 or fax (904)321-5797. EOE/
M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace.
LOCAL REAL ESTATE COMPANY
NOW HIRING Fax resume to 261-
9479. Drug Test Required.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED
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. Ilth Street. You can
help make a difference.
OSPREY VILLAGE is currently
seeking a Lifestyle Advisor/Sales
Counselor for Independent living.
Apply at:
www.osprey-village.com

DRIVERS: WERNER NEEDS YOU!
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problem! CDL Training Available. Great
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APARTMENT MAINTENANCE Apt
complexes in Femandina Beach and
Yulee, full time. Call (904)277-2103 for
appt.
FAMILY SERVICES SUPERVISOR
and CASEWORKERS
Family Support Services has an
opening for a Family Services
Supervisor and Caseworkers for our
Yulee location. Responsibilities for
supervisor willoiriclude ((but not limited
to) supervision '6f 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.oro.
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE is looking
for an exp'd MA. M-F, FT with good pay
and great benefits. Apply by sending
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ASAP New pay increase 34-40 cpm.
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schedule. Newer equip. Van & refrig.
CDL-A. 6 mos. recent exp. (800)414-
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[ 204 Work Wanted


CHIMNEY SWEEP
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.
LICENSED CARPENTRY Decks and
docks. (904)206-0005
PATIOS, SIDEWALKS & DRIVEWAY
ADD-ONS Holiday special. Create the
extra parking & patio area for your
holiday get together or get ready for
next summer's fun. Starting at $749.
Call (904)491-4383 or (904)237-7324.

207 Business


RESTAURANT fully equipped 5,700
sq ft 140 seat restaurant 50 yards from
the ocean available for, a VERY
-reasonable number. Turn key operation
and ready to go. Fully equipped,
operational and renovated. Now
operating as a "Shoney's "IDEAL -
buffet...steakhouse...seafood ....etc.
HUGE POTENTIAL. Email
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
ALL CASH VENDING ROUTE Be
your own boss. 25-machines/candy all
or $9,995. All major credit cards
accepted. (877)915-8222. Vend 3.
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301 Schools &
Instruction
AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for
high paying Aviation Maint. Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Aviation Insti-
tute of Maint. (866)314-3769. ANF

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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
Online HVAC Tech Training Most
cost effective program of its kind.
EPA/NATE certification. Self paced,
individually mentored training by
nationally recognized instructors. Call
(888) 9070-6250. ANF


1306 Lessons/Classes 611 Home Furnishings [


GUITAR LESSONS Electric &
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.





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S 503 Pets/Supplies |
FREE KITTENS FOR CHRISTMAS to
good homes. Call 321-1295 or 545-
1136.

CHRISTMAS SIAMESE KITTEN for
sale. Also, lost male Chow, answers to
"Chang", needs medication. Reward.
(904)225-9940





1602 Articles for Sale
GUN SHOW Sat. 1/8, 9-5 & Sun.
1/9, 9-4. The Morocco Shrine, 3800 St.
Johns Bluff Rd., Jax. North Florida
Arms Collectors, (386)325-6114.


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


r610 Air Conditioners
/Heating I
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.


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.


624 Wanted To Buy
$500+ for Florida County Auto
Tags dated 1911-17. Also want tags
before 1958. Jeff Francis (727)424-
1576/email gobucsl3@aol.com. ANF

I BUY JUNK CARS & HEAVY
EQUIPMENT FOR SCRAP CASH
PAID. (904)879-1190 / 705-8628





704 Recreation Vehicle4
2006 TT-R50 YAMAHA DIRT BIKE -
Excellent condition, low hours, kept
protected from weather. $750. Call
(904)206-0100.






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


806 Waterfront I


Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
Creekfront, Dock, Panoramic View-
1 Acre Like new brick, 3BR/ 2.5BA, 12
ft ceilings, deck, screen porch, well.
Yulee. $350K (803)530-7477

BEAUTIFUL 2-STORY Small
backyard lake. 96061 Waters Ct.,
Fernandina. $229,000. Realtors
welcome. (904) 206-0005






852 Mobile-Homes
DOUBLEWIDE TRAILER 3BR/2BA
on 1.5 acres. Nice clean place, outside
shed & carport, on Lonnie Crews.
$800/mo. + Deposit. (904)866-7880
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOMES for rent
starting at $750/mo. Call 753-2155 or
753-2156.
3BR/2BA SW on 1 acre lot. Private,
secluded. Service animals only. $600
dep + $600/mo. Call (904)583-2009.
2BR/1BA on Blackrock Rd. $600/
mo. + $300 security. Call 753-1691.
ON ISLAND IN PARK Very clean,
remodeled efficiency. 2/1 & 3/2 SWMH
starting $125/wk or $500/mo + dep.
Furnished. Utils avail. (904)261-5034
STATIONERY RV FOR RENT Weekly
& monthly rates. (904)225-5577


4/2.2249 SF..34 Acre Lot
Solid surface counters. double pantry. tile
upgraded carpet. and extended patio. All
this, on a cul-de-sac, oversized lot with
complete privacy fencing in the back and
a preserve area on one side.

$230,000 MLS#54053


Very nice beautiful home, 3 bedroom +
with a good size yard for pool or boat All
fenced; newly painted exterior; 42" cabi-
.-" nets with large pantry; breakfast area
plus counter top dining; split bedrooms,
volume ceilings, dining room used as
office plus front room for a den/play
room. Master has up-graded bath &
2 closets.

1j.. $165,000 MLS#51455

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Oceanfront Beautiful Villa 338/40 TARPON AVE., 535 Ocean Ave. Duplex on
3, BR/3.5BA on South Fletcher. 338/40 Tarpon Ave., 5 Plex at the beach! Upstairs 2 BR/2 BA,
No HOA fees. $895,000 Main Beach, can be sold sepa- downstairs 2 BR/I BA. Also has
MLS#52002 rately $500,000 MLS#51366 free standing cottage with
duplex. $850,000 MLS 53528





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1809 Lewis St, Large building 87187 Kipling Dr. 4/2.5 two 536 N. Fletcher Duplex
close to the ocean on American story home in Bells River Estate Upstairs, 2 BR/2 BA, down-
Beach. $500,000 MLS#52494 $369,900 MLS#54004 stairs 2 BR/2 BA Ocean views.
$400,000 MLS 53529











96177 Long Beach Dr. Like new 96375 Piedmont Dr. 3/2.5 861536 Worthington Dr 3/2
North Hampton 3/2 + Office. Great home! $149,9000 home in Pages Dairy $149,900
$1 /4,900 MLS#53931 MLS#54014 MLS#53298











86413 Worthington Dr. Nice 874 Curnutte Drive, ON Located at 96656 Chester
3/2 home in Pages Dairy ISLAND 3BR/2BA large lot. Road
$136,900 MLS# 53909 $11.3,801 MLS #53815 Very nice, great lot, move in
ready 3BR/2BA. $130,000
MLS#5361 6

ON ISLAND
PROPERTYV 212 S. 12th Si., 2BR/TBA; fenced in yard for $650/mo.
338-C Tarpon Ave., 1 BR/1 BA for $500/mo. Unfurnished, 2 blocks from beach
338-A Tarpon Ave., 3BR/2BA, fully furnished $1,500/mo. 2 blocks to beach
MANAGEMENT 535-B Ocean Ave., 2BR/1 BA, downstairs, Oceafront Apt. $800/mo.
OFF ISLAND
96268 Sweetbriar Lane, 3BR/2BA, large yard $1100/mo.
RENTALS 85490 Alene Rd., 3BR/2BA $850/mo.
COMMERCIAL
1939 S. 8th St., Office space. $900/mo.





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RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS


96268 Park 3000 sf. t*BlH iBA two story home located in
( 'OstIr BaN Porches front and rear overlooking canal. Gourmclt
kitchen lBambot o flooring throughout. W'D. Yacht Club
pri ileges. Pels alloNwed. Ofl Island. S2.195n;mo

2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 sf. 3,BR,3.5BA executive home
located on exclusive Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Fireplace,
large bhtnus room overlooking tlo decks. hot tub and power
generator are just some of the features you'll find. Pets ok. On
Island. 52.1100 mui

95045 Buckeye -- i095 sft BR iIHA in gated community. Huge
upgraded kitchen. large family room and covered patio for
cnilterining LaN nctare & it:V). Pels ok. Off Island. $ 1.950-moi

75070 Fern Creek 2358 sf. BR3 1A overlooking pond. Large
masicr suite downslairs Tile throughout main living area.
I upgraded kitchen \illh stainless steel appliances. Pets ok. Off
Island. S 1,50 0mo

86867 Cartesian 2552 sf IBR 2.iBA two story with oversized
backward. Conmmunity is very convenient to Kings, Bay and
Jacksonille. Pels ok Off Islandl. S1..150no

Surf & Racquet #A410 1000 sf IBHR IBA condo with ocean
and pool xicvw Iurnished lth all uulities. No pets. On Island.
1 .-00 nmo

16 Zachary I (1i8 st 315R3BA ground floor condo within
Stlkingdlistanic to bet Ih, community pool and itih, golf coursetl
Screen porch overlooking private backyard Pets ok. On Island.
S 1 .,50l m o

96153 Ridgewood 27'j sl iBR3B.Aon island home. Pets ok.
On Island. S1.350 m1.)

86624 Meadowwood 1)02 sf 3RR 2B\ on cul-de-sac
Bonus family room siith split floor plan Sccurity. irrigation with
huge hack ard. Pets ok. Off Island 51 2-5 mo


96009 Grey Heron 1605 sf. 3BIR2BA in Hferon Isles with
bright & open floor plan. Master Suite with separate tub &
shower. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,250/0mo

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
Islind. $1.150i'mo

86141 Cartesian 1732 sf 3BR/2BA with Pergo floors in main
living areas. Brighl kitchen overlooking large family room.
large patio in backyard. No pets. Off Island. $1,150 'no

Fernandina Shores #6400 1053 sf 2BReI BA fully furnished
townhome just two short blocks to the beach. Pets allowed. On
Island. $1.075i0 mo

1831 Perimeter Park 1850 sf. 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. 2BBR2BA Island residecte close to
everything Fernandia Beach has to offer. On Island. $930/'mo

Amelia Lakes #1525 806 st. IBR:BA condo with a great
view ol the spring led lake. Gated community with pool, tennis
and workout center. Pets allowed. Off Island 5725 mo

229A S. Fletcher -68 sf 2B118'Il Island residence. Pels
allowed, On Island. 56'( ;mo
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COMMERCIAL SMALL BUSINESS OFFICE SPACE

Southend Business Park Located between the Ritz Carlton and Amelia Island Plantation. Two spaces
available. Fully built out offices. Move in special price $950.00 for 1018 sf. or $1550.00 for 1456 s- with CAM.

Yulee Small Office Space On A1A in Yulee with back lit signage. Three spaces available. From 12x12 feet.
Internet. Water, Electric, Security System and Hlousekeeping included! Starting at $300.00.


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the beach. Completely rerclc-: r-,
carpet. $975, r-o $975 sec ccp-s!t
Call (904,583-3S1:
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applicanons for o .r : & 2 ccr.or'
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This institution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer.
2BR T/H w/ocear vie., coverec
porches, CH&A, ceiling fans, /D conn.
No smoking. Svc pets only. 737 fI
Fletcher. $875 + dep. (904)261-4127
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LONG TERM
ON ISLAND
*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.I,243
approx. sq.ft. $1,200/mo. + utilities.
Residential or commercial.
*2039A Nature's Walk Attractive and
clean 3BR/2BA, split level townhouse,
1,711 approx. sq. ft., $1,200/mo. + utili-
ties.
*309 South 6th Street, in the Historic
District, just blocks to downtown.
3BR/2BA, 1718 approx. sq.ft. available
possible Nov. Ist $1,400/mo. + utilities.

COMMERCIAL
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $2,250/mo. lease +
tax. Sale also considered.
*Approx 850 SF by Fastenal and
Peacock Electric in O'Neil, good
exposure on AIA Great for show
room or office space $ 1,350/mo +
tax + utilities.

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


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3BR/2BA HOUSE on Edwards Rd.
Waterfront w/boat lift. $1000/mo. Call
(904)502-0406.
OCEAN VIEW! WALK TO THE
BEACH! Furnished 3/2, 1st Avenue.
$1500/mo. (904)710-0423
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE Fur-
nished 3BR/2BA, 2-car garage, gated,
comm pool, 5 mins/beach. Rental by
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SEVERAL OFFICES above the Palace
Saloon. $375/mo. and up. Two-room
suite above Amelia Insurance, Sadler
Rd. $550/mo.Retail/Office space on
17 S. 8th St. $800/mo (904)557-5644
Office Space Includes utilities &
janitor. Medium $150, large $325, &
office suites avail. Jasmine Office
Center. Call (904)583-0058.

1864 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.
HUGE POTENTIAL. Email
MMhotels(@aol.com OR call (904-277-
2300) or see Mike at Days Inn on
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SINGLET FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND)
* 2012a W. Natures Lane 3BR/2.5BA Tow.,vhouse with master bedroom
downstairs and fireplace in living r,m, Eai inki.tchdn, two ca, r garage and
fence-d in backyard. Quiet community close to schools anil shopping. $1050
* 18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 5BR/5BA/2 half BA, Custom
built home overlooking dithe 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 roInoms. Master suite on mainii
level. TIllree BR suites plus recreation room &. study upstairs. Private in
law suite. Cull for pricing.
* 610 N. 15th Street 3BR/2BA Hlini with cerarnc tilxl fh. .r- id qcarpted
bedr.ionms. Large great room, screened p:nrch, and fenced in ack yalrd $1150
* 2017 Beech Street 3BR/2BA Recently renovated hI..ome close to schooIls
and downtown. Open flour plan with carpeted living areas and ceramic tile
in'kitchen and bathrooms. Two walk in closets in master belrooni
Partially fenced backyard, screened prch, aid two, car garage $1225, 1/2
off first months rent.
* 95035 Woodbherry Lane dBR/4BA, Iarge, master BA w/' garden nil) and
shower Family room w/fireplace, alarm system, 2? car garage, scnre~ nld
porch overlooks lake, sprinkler system, washer/d-yer included and com-
munity pool area $1850
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND
* 95140 Hither Hills Way 3BR/2BA Great ome o, the r. Ceen in ti,
North Hampton Golf Course center, large living rrm 1.n d an it, Kit-ien, 'ni
cul-de-sac w/2 car garage,'inclides washer dryer, lawn service, cable "V,
high speed internet and monitored security system. $1350
* 96587 Commodore Point Drive (Heron Isles) IBR/ 2A II,,me
approx 1400 sf in newer subdivision Split floor plan w:th eat in k'tclen.
Basic cable included. Community playground $1195
FURNISHED HOMES ON ISLAND
* 403 Tarpon Ave Unit 423 (Ocean Park) 2BR n2BA Furnished condo
with ocean views only a short walk to the beach Appr.x. lSO ai.!'t., this
unit includes a washer and dryer, covered balcoy, plus 2a carnage with
eleveatur access- Community p-)l, clubhouse, gri lss $S1500
3200 S. Fletcher Ave D-1 (Ocean Dunes)- 2BR 2BA fullyy fu, iished
ocean front condo. Ground floor unit just steps front tdie be.i-ch, across there
street from The Surf Restaurant Ocean fvar. patoe and community poo]
for those hot summer days. $1400
* 3319 Sea Marsh Road 2BR/2BA Furn-shed crndo in Thlie Ilantatii.
Great community amenities including twrO pi.ls $1100
403 Tarpon Avenue Unit 423 (Ocean Park) 1500.00


FURNISHED HOMES ON ISLAND, D cONT
* 95023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas)- 3BR/4BA Fully furnished
luxury townhlise with elevator, bonus roonl with bar, and(] butler's pantry
Oceanfront community close to the Rit.. $1850
* 3200 S. Fletcher Ave C-2 (Ocean Dunes) 2BR/2BA Fuilly furnshlid
condo on 2.id floor Fireplace in living ro,,i. Covered b ik dec, k ver
looks community pool and has great ocean views $1300
CONDO/TOWNIOME/APARTMENTS
* 4744 Westwind Court (The Colony) 2BR/2BA C'odo avatiblea early Jan
SOLI Fireplace in living r--,.i, large, wo car gar.ige. C'omnnit y pool and
tennis, aurls Close to. slipping, 'Ihe Ritz, nd the ib,,ach $895
* 95146 Springtide Lane 3BR/J.BA Betauiful townvhole located in a
gatedl community ff AIA off of the Intercuastal waterway. Rent include",
lawn service. $1950
* 2700 Mizcll Ave. (404A) 2BK 'BA -- c,mdo in A,,elma Wt,,ds, ground
floor, includes community pool, garbage, sewer, water, lawn and pest con
trol. $850
* 2443A First Avenue (UP) 3BR/2BA Shurlt walk o ,the l bali (reat
room w/fireplace. Lawn care included. $900
* 966 Chad Street 3BR/2BA Tr holne 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, i gated community Unit features a fireplace, granite c untertups,
stainless appliances, ceiling fans, and water softener. Ceramic tile in living
areas with carpeted bedr,.nis Screened back porch. community tenn:,
courts, rhort walk to the beach. $1295
* 836 Laura Street 2BR/2BA upstairs Duplex, cramic dle throughout,
large deck in hack, garage, includes water & sewver. $1250
* 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 rem adeledl o lnhuse closl to
the beach Stainless steel appliances, granite countrtops, banisno fl,- ,ring,
ar.d berber carpet. W 'D included Private back paro. $900
* 2840 A South Fletcher 2BR 1BA Ocea.: frc.nit dow st.l.- duplex
Beautiful tnews, easy access to die beach. $1150
* 2850 S. Fletcher UP 3BR 1BA Upstairs rcear. front home with beaui-
fu] sews Easy access t. the beach. $1095
* 95024 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) 3BaR/3 5BA "lowa ohmean
the iccan.. jicSt i.-rth of Thle Ritz Stanlerss steel appl'anice grand it criur
e-trps, double v- Ceramc tile dthr.u-ght- C-.ered frawt and rear
ipats, plisc rofitop pat:i, $1995


If you are interested in renting your property, please give us a call.
Business is good and we need more inventory!


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


$276.000 422 S. 5th StreeI 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 Studer 277-6597


* Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 S. Fletcher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000
* Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Deep Water Lot, Capt Point. $354,000 #52647
* Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502
CONTACT BRAD GOBLE 261-6166


857 Condos-Furnished
FERNANDINA SHORES 2B6R 25-
: .. trs S :-1 i 102 each Ltillties
e'tr SS25 inl. -cs garbage & pest
::-:.;- 1 L: n _: ti r- f i:k D eonas Realty.

Oceanside of the Gated Community
of Amelia Island Plantation 2/2
:- rI :.r : eC o. rIIly f.rnishec.
r-!n t.5 ror:- tr,e pn.ate pool and the
r.-a :anr : 3 b-. move in reaey.
-:ntrl. -ent 51 333 Call 4!5-8256.
Oceanside of Summer Beach
Resort 2 cottage with one car
;3ra.-, fi. .'lmishc, internet, cable,
r-int"es to the pool and the beach
I-tr[h. rent S203. Call 415-8256.

858 Condos-Unfurnished|
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living in
Par.jise :BR. BA, 2/2 and 3/2 deluxe
_,'e in gateo, waterfront commun-
it, .*,ith 24'7 fitness ctr, resort-style
p:ol tennis & r-ore, Garden tub & lots
of _pgraces, Live the Amelia Lakes life!
Starting at lust $799/mol Call Tammy
at ;900) I15-5969 for a showing.
w,-. ar-elialakes.com
2BR/2BA immediate availability. On
island, gated community, starting at
$775/mo. Call about our specials (904)
277-1983.
846 MARY ST. Long term 6-12 mos.
Beach view, side A, 2 blocks to beach.
Service animals only. $875-$1000/mo.
753-02256 or (904)509-6060
COTTAGES OF STONuY CREEK -
3BR/2.SBA, 1631 sf. Beautiful pool
area has cabana w/summer kitchen.
Garage & screened porch. $1195. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006
COTTAGES AT STONEY CREEK -
3BR/2BA upstairs unit, gated commun-
ity w/pool, W/D, SS appliances.
$1150/mo. + deposit. (904)677-0248
CONDO FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, ground
floor, pool, tennis court, clubhouse,
near beach. Service pets only. $800/
me. + $600 sec. dep. 6-12 mo lease
avail Call for more info (8417)639-0648
AMELIA GREEN ON ISLAND, fab-
ulous location, near beach, Starbucks,
etc. 3-yr old townhome, 2BR + loft/
study, 2.SBA, 1st floor master suite,
attached garage, granite, luxury
finishes. Beautiful. $1200/mo. Finlay
Management, Inc. (904)491-9993
GREAT SPECIAL Amelia Lakes 2BR
in gated community, waterfront, w/FP,
24/7 fitness center, resort pool & tennis
court. No smoking. $950 + dep. Call
(904)766-0851.


860 Homes-Unfurnished
96067 ABACO ISLAND DRIVE
3BR/2BA home '.':2-car garage. Pets
'OK approval. $1100/mo. Available
rno.,' Call 583-8968.
NORTH END ISLAND HOME 3BRi
2BA $995 Holicay-aiscount $50 off
first 3 months. Call 206-1370. The Real
Estate Center
3BR/2BA HOME in North Hampton
on golf course & water. LR/DR, family
room & play/media room 2200 sq. ft.
$1495.r-oe. (904)335-0583
LOFTON POINTE 4/2, 2002sf
$1295/mo. CARTESIAN POINTE -
4/2, 1825sf, 86242 Augustus Ave.,
$1095/mo. Call Don Brown Realty
(904)225-5510 or 571-7177.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR/2BA HOME Gar-
age, private lot on quiet street, near
shopping, short drive to beach. $1290/
mo Fernandina Beach. (305)308-6505
AMELIA COASTAL REALTY offers
professional property management
services. Call Today' (904)261-2770
OCEAN VIEW 4BR/4BA, CH&A, 2
fireplaces, hardwood.floors, 2-story, 3-
car garage, private access to ocean,
2700sf. $1300/mo. (904)472-4018
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
ON ISLAND AT SEASIDE 2400 sq.
ft. 4BR/3-full baths. Close to the
beach, Ft. Clinch, or town. 2-car
garage, sprinkler system, smoke and
security alarms, fitted for Internet,
phones & cable. Fully equipped
kit.-'n, with breakfast nook, formal
dining area, and storage area, laundry
room with W/D. $1,650/mo. (770)354-
7228 or (770)493-9664
CENTRALLY LOCATED 3BR/2BA
townhome w/1 car garage. 987 Chad
St. Pets allowed. Available now.
$975/mo. Call 583-8968.
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 (90.1)556-9549.
OCEAN VIEW 3BR/2BA, all
appliances, deck, carport, open floor
plan, approx. 2500 sq. ft. $1200/mo.
433 N. Fletcher. (904)753-4625
BEAUTIFUL BRICK 3/2 on Chester
Rd. Totally remodeled on 1+ acres.
Includes all appliances. $1095/mo. +
deposit. (904)491-6008


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