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rocks plant

RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
Fernandina Beach and Nassau County emergency.
personnel were dispatched to Smurfit-Stone Container
Corp. Thursday after an explosion at the mill. No injuries
were reported.
Initial reports of an orange cloud released by the
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explosion at
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RYAN REAVES
NEWS-LEADER


The party's over


Beer cns and
cups litter the
beach near the
South Fletcher
Avenue house
rented by 10
teens from
Georgia. In
addition to the
trash, the cool-
er was full of
beer, tequila
and mixers.
Police broke
up the party
Monday.
PHOTOS COURTESY
* OFTHEFERNANDINA
BEACH POLICE
DEPARTMENT


City cracks down on underage drinking

RYAN SMITH --.*--
News- er The 10 teens from Georgia were renting a
Fernandina Beach Police arrested. house on South FletcherAvenue.
10 people Monday for underage F e u
drinking on.the beach. All 10 were -** -
from Georgia and staying at a rented holic beverages, both beer and of age," he said. "(The three adults)
beach house on South Fletcher liquor. All of the people present stat- were released on a notice to appear
Avenue. ed that they did not know who the and the others were released to their
According to police reports, coolers belonged to or how the parents."
Officer Rhonda Sanderson was coolers got in the middle of their Bishop said police, in conjunction
patrolling the area when she saw a area." with the Nassau Alcohol, Crime and
large group of young people on the Sanderson also found a marijuana Drug Abatement Coalition, would be
beach near the 100 block of South pipe in a beach bag, but could not cracking down on underage drink-
Fletcher Avenue. ascertain to whom it belonged. ing as the weather warms up and
Sanderson reported that she could Arrested were Kristopher Joel tourist season begins.
see beer cans and plastic cups, and Anderson, 18, Thomas Anthony "Summer's coming, and we've
thought the people appeared to be Thigpen, 18, and Mercades Lynn started extra- enforcement in the
teenagers. Mack, 19, all of Blackshear, Ga.,along beach areas and the parks area,
As she approached, several of the with seven girls between 16 and 17 which hopefully will continue
young people fled to a rental house at years old, all from Georgia. throughout the summer," he said.
144 South Fletcher and locked the Sanderson wrote that once at the The Georgia teens apparently
door. station, the suspects attempted to were renting the house from a pri-
Sanderson then approached 10 give false information about their par- vate individual. The city is consider-
people on the beach and found them ents and claimed not to know their ing expanding its resort rental zoning
all to be under 21. phone numbers, addresses and other along the oceanfront and into other
"All of the suspects had Solo cups personal information, city neighborhoods to allow more
sitting next to their chair. All of the All the suspects were released that weekly vacation rentals. That has
cups contained alcoholic beverages," day, according to Fernandina Beach proved controversial with local resi-
Sanderson wrote in her report. "... Police Capt. David Bishop. dents in the past who oppose short-
Two coolers were next to them 'They've all been charged with term rentals.
and both coolers were full of alco- possession of alcohol.under 21 years rsmith@fbnewsleader.com


Sunday morning



alcohol sales get


initial approval


ANGELA DAUGHTRY
News-Leader


Despite some opposition, city com-
missioners gave first approval at their
Tuesday meeting of ah ordinance
allowing restaurants and bars to sell
alcohol on Sundays starting at 7 a.m.
Mayor Susan Steger voted against
the ordinance, suggesting 7 a.m. was
too early to begin sales of alcohol on
Sunday.
The ordinance, which deletes
restrictions on alcohol sales in restau-
rants and bars before noon on
Sunday, also deletes any distance
restrictions regarding churches or
schools, as well as deleting restric-
tions concerning the percentage of
food sales.
Jeff Overton, pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach,
said he opposed the ordinance and
also wondered just how much research
had been done before it was proposed
for commission approval. He noted
that, as a child of alcoholics, he had
seen the destruction of his own fami-
ly through alcohol abuse.
"It's naiVe to say (the ordinance)
does not have an impact on those who
have (more) access to alcohol,"'
Overton said. He added he had also
seen the cost of alcohol abuse within
his church and the community, and
that research underscores the role of
alcohol in violence and disorder.
"This is a city of core. family val-
ues," Overton said, unlike larger beach
municipalities such as Panama City.
Susan Woodford of the Nassau
Alcohol, Crime and Drug Abatement
Coalition said alcohol abuse costs the
community a lot of money in law
enforcement, court costs and emer-
gency room visits.


Newlaw
A new city ordinance would
state that the sale of alcoholic
beverages within the city could
commence every day at 7 a.m.
and continue until 2 a.m. of the
following day. Sections of the city
code addressing accompanying
.meals with alcoholic beverages
and revenue percentages of food
sales were deleted. Sections of
the code that restricted alcohol
sales in establishments within
2,000 feet of churches or schools
were also deleted.
The ordinance is up for final
adoption at the city commission
meeting at 6 pmn. April19 at City
Hall;204AshaStr,.


"Research shows you will have
more calls to service if you increase
your hours (of alcohol consumption),"
she said. She suggested mandatory
training for retailers selling alcohol
should be written into the city code
amendment, and that NACDAC pro-
vides such training for free.
Phil Scanlan, director of the Amelia
Island Association, said he was nei-
ther for nor against the ordinance, but
cautioned commissioners by reading
statistics from a report on the quality
of life in Nassau County.
He quoted from a Jacksonville
Community Council Inc. report, which
stated that Nassau County had twice
the Florida average for DUI arrests
and twice the Florida average for alco-
hol-related motor vehicle deaths. Theg
report also stated Nassau County had
consistently higher juvenile drug and
ALCOHOL Continued on 3A


Support for new


Boys & Girls Club


MICHAEL PARNELL
News-Leader
Construction could begin this sum-
mer and a new Boys & Girls Club may
open on Lime Street in Fernandina
Beach in 2012. Fundraising and plan-
ning for the new club are picking up
speed.
The current club, in a former resi-
dence at South 11th and Indigo streets,
bulges with 60 children using its pro-
grams each day. The new club would
accommodate more than 240 children.
More than $1 million of the pro-
jected $1.8 million cost has been
raised, according to Bill Gower, pres-
ident of the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau County Foundation. A series of
receptions is scheduled, beginning
Thursday, to explain the project and
encourage giving. .
"I really do think we'll be able to
begin construction this summer," and
complete the building before the end
of next year, Gower said.
Architect Jos6 Miranda is com-
pleting specifications and bids will be
solicited in May, Gower said.


He also said he is working with city
and county officials and the Florida
Department of. Transportation to
.secure funding for sidewalks linking
the club to Southside neighborhoods
along 11th, 13th, 14th, Jasmine and
Lime streets.
The new club will serve students
from Southside and Emma Love
Hardee elementary schools and
Fernandina Beach middle and high
schools.
The local Boys & Girls Clubs
Foundation began a capital campaign
last fall to build a new club on the cam-
pus of Southside Elementary School.
The Nassau County School Board has
provided the land to the foundation to
build a joint use facility in the southeast
corner of property fronting on Lime
Street.
'The building used currently for
the club is inadequate in many ways,"
Gower wrote prospective donors in a
letter. "At the present time, we can
comfortably accommodate about 30
kids. However, we are currently aver-
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FRIDAY. APRIL 8. 2011 NEWS News-Leader


OBITUARIES


Linda Courson Fowler
Linda Courson Fowler, 69, of Yulee
passed away Monday, April 4, 2011 at
Baptist Medical Center.
She was born July 31, 1941 in Appling
County to the late Monroe William Courson
and the late Laura Hardwick Courson. She
was a member of Blckrock Baptist Church
and was a homemaker.
Survivors are her husband,-Ferman
Roger Fowler of Yulee; daughter and son-
in-law, Lisa and Steve Lorant of Pace; son
and daughter-in-law, Preston William and
Julie Fowler of Jesup, Ga.; four sisters and
brothers-in-law, Velma and Ronald
Mumford, Janice and Billy Miles, Catherine
and Lake Carter and Patricia and the late
Stanley Scarborough, all of Baxley, Ga.; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, William and
Claudia Courson ofBaxley, Ga., and Wayne
and Jonell Courson of Canton, Ga.; sister-in-
law Cindy and husband Tommy Gray of-
Fernandina Beach; grandchildren Taylor
Fowler, Briann Fowler, Geoffrey Fowler;
Tyler Stone, Tiffany Lorant, and Samantha
Lorant.
Visitation was held Wednesddy evening
from 6-8 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Thursday,
April 7 at 2 p.m. from Asbury United
Methodist Church, the Rev. Michael S.
Bowen officiating. Interment followed in
Asbury United, Methodist Church
Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Bayne
Carter, Robbie Courson, Monroe Crosby,
Daniel Rentz, Jessie Weaver and Mickey
Morris.
Swain Funeral Home. Baxley. Ga.

Marvin Middleton
Marvin Middleton,73, lifelong resident
of Fernandina Beach, slept peacefully away
on Sunday April 03, 2011, at Quality Health
Of Fernandina Beach.
Marvin attended Peck High School, and
delivered papers for the News-Leader until
his health failed.
Marvin is survived by his brothers;
George Middleton, Sr. (Jeanett), Willie
Middleton (Karen), Herbert Middleton
(Christian), and Phillip Middleton (Mary);
sisters; Aggielee Mosley, Idella Gore,
Patricia Traeye, Lerona Foreman (Henchi)
and Onetha Middleton and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins, and loving friends,
including the Staff of Quality Health.
Funeral services will be held on Monday,
April 11,'2011, 11:00 AM, in the Mary L
Breaker Chapel of Huff & Battise Funeral
Home, 410 Beech Street, Fernandina
Beach, with Rev. Emory 0. Howard Jr.
Friends may view on Sunday, April 10,
2011, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM, and at the
chapel on Monday from 9:30 AM until the
hour of services.
Huff& Batise Funeral Home

Azarie Kegler Perry
* Azarie Kegler. Perry, 69, well known'
Nassau County resident, passed on April 2,
2011, in Columbia, MD.
She attended Peck High School, was an
active member of the band and loved music
and graduated in 1959. Later she attended
Florida A&M University.


During the early 70's
Azarie moved to Baltimore
where she began working
at the Baltimore Police
Department. She also
joined BethelAME Church
in Baltimore, MD, under
now Bishop John R.
Bryant, where she was a devoted member
for many years. In 1990, she retired from the
Baltimore Police Department and returned
to her beloved Fernandina Beach, and
became an active member of Macedonia
AME Church, before returning back to
Maryland.
Those left to celebrate her life: her son
Christopher C. Perry, Columbia, MD,
granddaughter, Jazmia Perry, sister;
Zelgloria K. Hilderbrand (Richard), broth-
er Bing L. Kegler and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and many loving and
devoted friends.
Funeral services will be held on'
Saturday, April 09, 2011, 11:00 AM at
Macedonia AME Church, Rev. Wendell
Webster, pastor.
Friends may view Azarie on Friday, April
08, 2011,in the Mary L Breaker Chapel of
Huff & Battise Funeral Home, Inc. 410
Beech Street, Fernandina Beach, FL from
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and at the church on
Saturday from 9:30 AM until the hour of the
service.
Huff& Battise Funeral Home

William Earl Shelton Jr.
Mr. William Earl "Bill" Shelton, Jr., age
74, of Amelia Island, FL passed away on
Thursday evening, March 31, 2011 at his
home.
He was the first African-American sports
agent to manage world-class tennis play-
ers like Andre Agassi.
Born in Columbia, SC,
he was the oldest of four
children born to the, late,
William E. and Ernestine
DaVault-Shelton, Sr. After
\" high school, he attended
""- St. Paul's University in
Columbia, SC where he
obtained a Bachelor Degree. Upon com-
pleting his education, Mr. Shelton enlisted
in the U.S. Army where he remained'until
being honorably discharged in 1964.
He was Vice President of Richard Clarke
Associates in New York City, a head hunt-
' ing agency.
Mr. Shelton then began a long and dis-
tinguished career in Sports Management
starting as Vice President of All American
Sports, under Nick Bolletierri. He went on
to the position of VP of Player Development
at Prince MFG. In the late 1970s, while
coordinating a tennis convention in Miami,
FL for Prince Manufacturing, he met his
future wife, Yolanda Raven; a veteran often
Broadway shows, and an accomplished
international Model, known as Raven.
Continuing his carper .s -port.tgeptlh ;
Moved to AdViantage International in
Washington, DC, then IMG, where he was
Vice President of Racquet Sports, where he
remained until the early 1990s. After man-
aging athletes to include, Andre Agassi,
Zena Garrison, Vince Carter and Paul
Anacone, Mr. Shelton was asked to focus his


efforts solely on Agassi Inc. in Las Vegas,
NV. He remained with Agassi, Inc., until
1994 when he opened Bill Shelton &
Associates, Inc in Alexandria, Va.
Mr. Shelton was a pioneer of Sports
Management. He was the first African-
American Sports Agent to manage world-
class tennis athletes. He was not only a
manager and advisor for the best in the
world but was a coach, mentor and friend
for both young and seasoned athletes,
including Arthur Ashe. He was oftentimes
sought out for simple guidance and direc-
tion. He not only cared about the athlete's
immediate career posture but was equally
concerned about their future professional
lives, after having reached their pinnacle in
sports.
After years of visiting and enjoying the
Amelia Island, Bausch and Lomb
Tournaments, Mr. Shelton and his wife,
Raven, made their home here in 2004. He
enjoyed fine dining, good wine and was an
invited quest at many Restaurant openings
around the world.
Mr. Shelton leaves behind his wife, best
friend and companion of 32 years, Raven,
their son, Jeffrey A. Shelton, Manhattan,
New York City, NY. In Atlanta, three sisters,
Anna, Rosolind and Claudette. In Columbia,
SC, cousins Vickie and Pamela Williams
as well as Henry DeVault, Ella and James
Williams, and numerous cousins, nieces
and nephews.
Memorial services will be held on
Amelia Island on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at
a time and location to be announced.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers
donations can be made to: The Bill Shelton
Fund to continue his work in mentoring
youth aspiring to careers in sports and the
performing arts. The Bil Shelton Fund,
410 Georgia Ave., Fernandina Beach, FL
32034.
Please share his life story atwww.oxley-
heard.com.
Oxley-Ieard Funeral Directors

Bishop Vernon L. Williams
& Helen M. Williams
Bishop Vernon L. Williams, 55, o.f
'Deerfield Beach, FL, passed away in an
untimely death opn March 28th. His lovely
wife, Helen M. Williams, 58, also passed
away on March 30th, both stemming from
an automobile acci-
dent.
They leave to cher-
ish their memories,
eleven children and a
host of loving and
devoted family mem-
bers and friends.
Funeral services
will be held on
Saturday, April 9th
2011, at 11 AM, atThe
River of Praise
Worship Center Church of God, 83410 Saint

Avisitation and memorial service will be
held today, Friday, April 8th, at 6 PM at the
church listed above.
SIn lieu of flowers, please make dona-
tions to the V.L. Williams Fund, C/O
Emmanuel Funeral Home, 14800W. Dixie
Hwy., Miami, FL 33161, (305) 949-0603.


RELAY FOR LIFE EVENTS


Relay kickoff
This year's "Relay for Life
Kick-Off" party will be held at
6 p.m. April 11 at Amelia
Masonic Lodge #47 at 1101
South 14th St.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and
beverages along with fun,
prizes and a chance to make a
difference for the people you
love.
There are many ways to
be a part of Relay for Life.
Come to the kick-off and find
out how you can help and
have fun at the same time.
The theme this year is
"Jump, Jive and Stay Alive."
Teams will have the opportu-


nity to sign up, make their
$100 commitment fee and
start doing.things to raise
money for the American
Cancer Society.
For information contact
Alice Nolan, event chair, at
335-1825, or Joni Reid at
556-6767.
During the month of April
American Flooring, 463646
State Road 200, Suite 2,
Yulee, will donate a percent of
sales to the 2011 'Relay. Call
548-9906.
Dinner/dance
Scot Ackerman, MD, and
staff at First Coast Oncology
will host "I Hope You Dance,"


a dinner dance/live auction
for the American Cancer
Society Relay for Life on April
16 at he Fernandina Beach
Woman's Club.
Dinner by Picante is from
6-7:30 p.m. and dancing from
7:30-10:30 p.m., with music by
DJ Keith of White Knight
Entertainment, caricatures by
Bill's Caricatures and auction
items such as a round of golf
and lunch for four at White
Oak Plantation, a night at The
'Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island,
autographed sports items and
more. Wine and beer avail-
able.
Tickets are $40 per person
and available at First Coast


Oncology. Call 277-2700 or
email Laurie@firstcoastoncol-
ogy.com.
Flocking
First Coast Oncology, Dr.
Scot Ackerman and staff
could target you to be
"flocked." Its Relay For Life
Fernandina/Yulee team is
holding an American Cancer
Society fundraiser where indi-
viduals and businesses are
surprised with a yard filled
with flocks of plastic pink
flamingos.
To make a donation to the
team to name the next flock-
ing individual or business, call
277-2700.


Spring adoption event April16


Purple Dove


Upscale Resale Center

Featuring furniture, household items
and fine apparel for
women, children and men

NEW LOCATION:
474311 STATE ROAD 200
(Amelia Market Shopping Center,
Next to Lowe's)

To Donate Call 491-6364 xlOO
FREE Pick-Up
ours: weerenk I

StoreFridaY r
1oto 7 A .na,
D oon to

Micahs PTce

All proceeds benefit Micah's Place, Nassau Couqty's
only certified domestic violence center
www, micahsplace. org


Nassau County Animal
Services, RAIN Humane
Society and Cheap Shots Inc.
have teamed up to provide a
spring adoption, pet vaccina-
tion and spay and neuter edu-
cation event on April 16 from 3-
7 p.m. at Wachovia Bank,
463743 State Road 200 in Yulee.
Hot dogs, hamburgers and
drinks will be available for a
small donation. There will be a


silent auction, with the pro-
ceeds going to RAIN. Nassau
County Animal Services will
auction off a life-sized wicker
motorcycle, with the proceeds
going to build a new puppy cor-
ral at Animal Services. It will
have artificial turf, metal car-
port awnings and play equip-
ment. For information contact
Christine Corigliano at 548-1261
or Joe Novello at 491-7440.


Day of Prayer


set for May 5


The 2011 observance of the
National Day of Prayer in our
community will be held
Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. The
First Baptist Church in
Fernandina Beach at 1600 S.
Eighth St. has graciously
agreed to provide the location
for this interdenominational
service.
This service is a part of the
,60th annual nationwide obser-
vance of the National Day of
Prayer. The keynote speaker
will be Mort Crim, former
Detroit news anchor and resi-
dent of Fernandina Beach.
Music will be provided by a
40-voice chorus from various
local churches and the New
Horizons Band. Pre-service
music will start at 6:45 p.m.
Veterans and active duty
. personnel will be recognized
and are especially encouraged
to attend. No admission will
be charged.
The National Day of Prayer
is a vital part of our heritage.


Since the first call to prayer in
1775, when the Continental
Congress asked the colonies
to pray for wisdom in forming
a nation, the call to prayer has
continued through our history,
including President Lincoln's
proclamation of a day of
"humiliation, fasting and
prayer" in 1863.
In 1952, a joint resolution
by Congress, signed by
President Truman, declared
an annual, national day of
prayer. In 1988, the law was
amended and signed by
President Reagan, perma-
nently setting the day as the
first Thursday of every May.
Each year, the president signs
a proclamation, encouraging
all Americans to pray on this
day. Last year, all 50 state gov-
ernors plus the governors of
several U.S. territories signed
similar proclamations.
For more information con-
tact Norm Purdue at 206-0588
or napurdue@bellsouth.net-


Totally toxic and


electronics recycling


Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc.
(KNB), in conjunction with the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection, and
Fernandina Beach, is spon-
soring a project to collect, recy-
cle, treat and properly dispose
of household hazardous waste
and electronics.
The event is scheduled for
April 16 between 8 am. and 2
p.m., or until the collection
vehicles are full, whichever'
occurs first The event is locat-
ed in the Yulee Home Depot
Parking lot (A1A and Chester
Road) and at Fifth and Lime
streets in Fernandina Beach.
Items acceptable for col-
lection include used oil, oil fil-
ters, gasoline, antifreeze, bat-
teries, fertilizers, pesticides,
insecticides, poisons, comput-
ers, televisions, aerosol cans,
household cleaners, fluores-
cent bulbs, pool chemicals,
-.paint thinners, paint and paint
products and photographic
solutions.
The following items will not
be accepted: Explosives such
as ammunition, dynamite and
blasting caps; reactives such as
crystallized ethers, picric acid
and sodium and phosphorus.
metals; radioactive or infec-


-tious wastes; and pressurized
cylinders such as propane or
LP gas tanks and compressed
gases.
Citizens need to identify
and be cautious of dangerous
items, which include: leaking
containers, which must be
packed in a larger container
with an absorbent material
such as cat litter or oil
absorbent; do not mix different'
or unknown materials togeth-
er; containers must be labeled
(if you cannot identify the con-
tents, then label it unknown).
For your safety, please pack
the containers in boxes with
dividers.
Taking part in recycling
and cleanup is a wonderful
opportunity for groups to
socialize while assisting in
beautifying our county.
Several potential events are
available throughout the year
for interested individuals and
organizations to partake in
community beautification
efforts.
For more information on
how you can become involved
in these or other programs
contact Keep Nassau
Beautiful, Inc at 261-0165 or 1-
800-977-0162.


WEEKLY UPDATE


Egghunt
The Nassau County
Public Library System will
host a special Time for Tots,
"Going On An Egg Hunt,"
with an adventurous story,
shared picnic and an egg
hunt. Bring a picnic for your
family and baskets with eggs
for hunting.
The Fernandina event is
sponsored by the Friends of
the Fernandina Beach
Branch and will be held April
20 at 10:30 am. in Cenitral
Park. The Yulee branch
library program is April 21 at
10:30 a-m. at the Nassau
Center, FSCJ Campus, 76346,
William Burgess Blvd. For
information contact youth
librarian Michelle Forde at
mforde@nassaucountyfl.com
or call 277-7365.
AARPmeets
The'local chapter of the
AARP will meet April 12 at 1
li.m. at the Council on Aging
building, across fi-om Baptist
Medical Center Nassau.
Members are urged to
attend for updates on the
national organization, local
state issues and more.


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LOOKING BACK

5O The Charlotte
50 Hornets and Jack-
sonville Jets base-
YEARS ball teams were
-- slated to play an.
exhibition game in
Fernandina Beach.
April 6, 1961
25 The pilot of a
crippled Cessna and
his passenger land-
YEARS ed safely without
.. power at the
Fernandina Beach airport
after the plane's oil line
broke. April 10, 1986
Joe Gerrity beat
10 incumbent Jimmy
Rodeffer, 1,279 to
YEARS 1,119 votes, to
---- become the next
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sioner. April 11, 2001


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FRIDAY, APRIL 8.2011 NEWS News-Leader


Howyou can helpnewdub


The public is invited to attend one of the following
receptions for a briefing on the plans for the new Boys &
Girls Club in Femandina Beach.
The formal presentation will last about 30 minutes and
will be followed by a question and answer session
Reserve a place by calling 261-8666 or mailing
info@bgcnassau.org.
Receptions are scheduled:
*April 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Racquet Park.
*April 28 at 6 p.m. at North Hampton Clubhouse in
Yulee,
May 12 at 6 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in
Fernandina Beach.
May 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Racquet Park.,
June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Peck Center in Fernandina
Beach
June 23 at 5-30 p m at The Golf Club of Amelia
Island.


CLUB Continued from 1A


Center in Nassauville, an
expansive Boys & Girls Club


aging nearly 60 each day, that serves more than 200 chil-
including a new Saturday pro- dren each day, providing a
gram. The new club will variety of structured programs
accommodate 240-plus kids "that stress academics
and will include a covered out- first," as well as summer activ-
door basketball/volleyball cities.
court." Gower proudly notes that
He encouraged local resi- an increasing percentage of
dents to attend one of the the children who use the clubs
receptions scheduled over the make the A-B honor rolls at
next two months to explain their schools.
the project. "Join in with your For more information
neighbors in helping provide about.the capital campaign or
a safe and structured learn- club programs, contact the
ing environment daily for.our Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau
most important asset the- ..County Foundation at 261-
youth in our local community," 8666, email info@bgcnas-
Gower wrote. ,. sau.org.or visit www.bgcnas-
The foundation raised sau.org.'.,
funds for the Miller Freedom mparneliOfbnewsleadercom


The current Boys & Girls Club in Fernandina is locat-
ed in a former residence and is too small to accommo-
date the number of children that wish to use its pro-
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ALCOHOL
Continued from 1A
alcohol arrests than surround-
ing counties.
Steve Simmons, owner of.
ERA Fernandina Beach Realty,
said that as a Bible-believing
Baptist, he is against the ordi-
nance, and also "disappointed
that the city is even spending
time" on it. The city, he said,
should be looking for ways to
cut costs instead of promoting
alcohol sales, which only lead to
more arrests, court cases, acci-
dents and fines.
"Economics is not a valid
reason" to expand the hours of
alcohol sales, Simmons said. He
added that he feared
Fernandina would be become
another Daytona Beach, and
that "uncontrolled alcohol use
will foster undesirable activities
... other changes and compro-
mises will follow as well."
Alcohol, he said, is the No. 1
cause of domestic violence
and traffic accidents, as well as
the. reason many men and
women are in the Nassau
County Jail.
Ron Flick of the Amelia
Island/ Fernandina Beach/
Yulee Chamber of Commerce
said the ordinance would "foster
a climate of good business prac-
tices and employment opportu-
nities." He also noted that "pre-
ferred regulations need to be


BLAST Continued from 1A
explosion spurred concern that
hazardous materials had been
released, but investigation
proved the cloud to be harm-
less, according to city and coun-
ty fire rescue officials.
The alarm came in about
1:35 p.m., according to Fernan-
dina Beach Fire Chief Dan
Hanes.
"We got dispatched by
Smurfit mill crews to a report of
an explosion with an orange
smoke cloud. When we got on
scene we did an initial investi-
gation and sent crews in to do a
(reconnaissance)," he said.
"The report came back that
there was an active fire burn-


ing inside the mill ... and that
was some machinery equip-
ment and fuel oil. As it turned
out, that was unrelated to
the explosion. We sent one com-
pany in to fight the fire and
another to deal with the explo-
sion."
Hanes said the explosion
was the result of a failure in an
air-compression system.
"It was a large compressed-
air line that had ruptured -just
air," Hanes said. "The large
orange cloud was rust from the
air line mixed with the air. Once
we were able to determine that
we pretty much were able to
handle the rest"
The line, which Hanes esti-
mated as about four inches in


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clear, concise and consistent."
"Changing the hours meets
all the criteria of sound busi-
ness practices," Flick said. The
change, he said, would more
fully accommodate customers,
increase sales for businesses,
add employment opportunities
in the city and generate more
tax revenues.
Clinch Kavanaugh, who
owns a building that houses a
tavern downtown, said City
Attorney Tammi Bach had done
a good job making the city code
"clear and lucid," much like
Jacksonville's code is now.
"Jacksonville is neither
Sodom nor Gomorrah,"
Kavanaugh said. He also noted
that Fernandina Beach has to
compete with other resort
towns for business, and that
while he did not condone drink-
ing and'driving, customers can
already buy alcohol at grocery
and convenience stores on
Sunday mornings.
George Sheffield, owner of
the Palace Saloon on Centre
Street, who initially brought the
issue to commissioners' atten-


tion last month, said the old
code "certainly needed an over-
haul."
"I don't disagree with any-
thing said in opposition (to the
ordinance)," Sheffield said. "But
Fernandina Beach, has very
responsible vendors. Many
towns have adopted earlier
hours (for alcohol sales), par-
ticularly tourist-driven towns."
He added that, if Fernandina
Beach did not relax the laws,
people could go to Mayport to
drink on Sunday morning, and
buy alcohol in stores on Sunday.
"The (old) ordinance is arbi-
trary for no good reason,"
Sheffield said. "It's also very
vague and subject to interpre-
tation. What is the definition of
a 'full-course meal'? It's also
unenforceable. It needs a dras-
tic overhaul; it's time for a
change."


diameter, ran along the ceiling
and released the rust cloud
down toward the floor of the
mill.
According to Hanes, units
from the Fernandina Beach Fire
Department, Fernandina Beach
Police Department, Nassau
County Fire Rescue and the
Sheriffs Office all responded
to the blast
"We also (called) the haz-
ardous materials team from
Jacksonville based on the explo-
sion with an orange cloud,
because that sort of thing gen-
erally means hazardous mate-
rials have been released," he
said. "They were turned around
probably 15 minutes after the
request was put out"


Commissioner Arlene
Filkoff 'oted for the ordinance
but added she was also inter-
ested in encouraging training
for those selling alcohol.
Filkoff said.she had not had
a drink in more than 20 years
because of negative personal
experiences with alcohol, but
added "We're not in the busi-
ness of legislating morality."
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter,
who owns a restaurant down-
town, noted the police depart-
ment routinely contacts every
business with notifications on
what to look for when selling
alcoholic beverages.
-Steger noted the Amelia
Island Convention and Visitors
Bureau had asked for Sunday
alcohol sales to be changed to
10 a.m. rather than 7 a.m., and
expressed disappointment in
the earlier hour written in the
ordinance. "Seven a.m. is prcl-
ty extreme," she said.
The ordinance must bc
approved on second reading at
the next city commission meet-
ing April 19 at 6 p.m. at City
Hall, 204 Ash St., before becom-
ing part of the city code.
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NOTIFICATION OF

ROAD CLOSURE at the

INTERSECTION OF

WILLIAM BURGESS

BLVD.

AND HARTS ROAD
The intersection of William Burgess
Boulevard and Harts Road will be closed to
ALL, traffic from April 11th, 2011 for
approximately two weeks, for the construc-
tion of the William Burgess Extension to
US-17.


William Burgess Boulevard will be closed
to all traffic from Augustus Avenue to the
intersection with Harts Road. Businesses,
including the judicial Complex and Betty
Cook College, as well as residents'will have
access to William Burgess Blvd. via SR-
200/A1A, up to Augustus Avenue. Harts Road
will be closed to all traffic from Spring
Meadows Avenue to approximately 500'
south of the intersection with William Burgess
Boulevard. Businesses and residents located
on Harts Road south of William Burgess
Boulevard will have access to Harts Road via
US-17. Businesses and residents located on
Harts Road north of William Burgess
Boulevard will have access to Harts Road via
SR-200/A1A. The Road Closure will be in
effect for intersection improvements at Harts
Road and William Burgess Boulevard for the
future extension to US-1 7. For questions and
concerns please contact Jacksonville Eighteen
Construction, Inc. Worksite Traffic Supervisor,
Richard Smith at (904) 814-0041.


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at the intersection of
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Undersheriff Gordon Bass
said the multiagency response
was standard procedure.
"When something of that
nature occurs, we're going to
send available resources to con-
tain it until we can find
out exactly what we have," he
said.
In this case, however, Hanes
said the explosion appeared
much worse than it actually was;
although it could be heard
throughout the mill, it didn't
appear to cause any structural
damage.
Hanes said Smurfit-Stone's
safety officer would conduct an
investigation to determine why
the air line ruptured.
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FRIDAY. APRIL 8. 2011 NEWS News-Leader


So far, so good for car sales


Let's start with some good news. For
those that read the paper and pay atten-
tion to electronic media, it may seem like it
is hard to come by. It is positive to report
that U.S. light duty vehicle sales are up
20.2 percent in the first quarter of 2011.
This is on top of a 2010 full year that was up
16 percent Steady progress is taking place
as consumers replace aging vehicles.
Sales were 3,060,140 units versus
2,545,653 in the first quarter of 2010. A lit-
tle math will show the market tracking
around 12 million units in 2011. That is still
well below the 16 million that was the norm
through 2007 but progress nonetheless.
Listed in the box are the top nine man-
ufacturers, all mainstream car companies
with a mix of products. Tenth, for the curi-
ous, is BMW with 65,090 sales.
Increases were pretty solid among the
top nine. The Detroit three continue to
make their comebacks with more fuel-effi-
cient offerings and increasing positive press.
The Koreans (Hyundai and Kia) continue
their growth pattern and Nissan has quiet-
ly had a nice run lately. Honda's results are
right in line with the market, Toyota is off
a bit and VW is doing OK.
March is typically a good month and
most manufacturers had their best month
this year.
Two weeks ago, with information gath-


ered just after the earth-
quake, it seemed that the
supply effect would be
minimal with Japanese
vehicles. As I write the
column this week, it
appears shortages could
be more widespread than
isolated. An article
-R r Monday of this week sug-
rEFFER'S gested Toyota may close
CORNER all its U.S. plants as parts
.... availability becomes a
problem. The duration
RickKeffer and depth of the parts
shortages were not mentioned. News can
be like weather.- the more dramatic the
reporting, the more attention it creates.
But it does appear there will be availability
consequences with Japanese models in par-
ticular.
Japanese auto suppliers do produce com-
ponents for manufacturers around the world
and non-Japanese cars cduld also be impact-
ed. What if you have to buy a vehicle due to
a motor going out or an accident and you
are loyal to a model in a supply crunch?
Don't overreact! See what your dealer is
willing to do if you have one where you
have done business. Your years of patron-
age will cause a good. dealer to still make
you a non-inflated deal. Shop other deal-


Car sales increase


Carmaker 2011


GM
Ford
Toyota
Honda
Chrysler
Nissan
Hyundai
Kia


592,546
475,253
433,924-
307,978
286,950
285,358
142,620
104,774
92.741


2010
475,859
381,868
385,686
" 256,412
234,215
228,229
111.509
76.696
79,909


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24.5%*
24.4%o
12 50.
201o
22.59'o
25 0%
27 8R%
36 69%
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ers or products if you feel a premium is
being unreasonably applied.
The bigger picture is that most con-
sumers aren't forced into buying a car due
to a mechanical or wreck scenario. It is a
choice you make and if shortages occur,
you can wait or take the time to consider
other products. Many go five-plus years
not paying much attention to what vehicles
are on the market. It could be a good time
to look at what's available and make a pur-
chase before it is a forced situation.
Rick Kefferowis and operates Rick Keffer
Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He invites
questions or positive stories about automobile
use and ownership.
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Storm season nears


FORT COLLINS The
Colorado State University fore-
cast team has predicted an
above-average 2011 Atlantic
basin hurricane season based
on current La Nifia conditions.
The CSU team now calls for
16 named storms forming in
the Atlantic basin between
June 1 and Nov. 30.
Nine of those are expected
to turn into hurricanes with
five developing into major hur-
ricanes (Saffir/Simpson cate-
gory 3-4-5) with sustained
winds of 111 mph or greater.
"It is recommended that all
vulnerable coastal residents
make hurricane preparations
every year, regardless of how
active or inactive the seasonal
forecast is," said Phil Klotzbach
of the CSU Tropical Meteoro-.
logy Project. "It takes only one
landfall event near you to make
this'an active season."
"Except for the very
destructive hurricane seasons
of 2004-2005, United States
coastal residents have experi-
enced no other major land-
falling hurricanes since 1999,"
said William Gray of the CSU


center. "This recent 9 of 11-
year period without any major
landfall events should not be
expected to continue."
The hurricane forecast sug-
gests a 72 percent chance that
at least one major hurricane
will make landfall on the U.S.
coastline in 2011 (the long-
term average probability is 52
percent).
There is a 48 percent
chance that a major hurricane
will make landfall on the U.S.
East Coast, including the
Florida Peninsula (the long-
term average is 31 percent).
. Probabilities for specific
locations along the U.S. East
and Gulf Coasts at www.e-tran-
sit.org/hurricane.
The hurricane team's fore-
casts are based on the premise
that global oceanic and atmos-
pheric conditions- such as El
Nifio, sea surface tempera-
tures, sea level pressures, etc.
- that preceded active or inac-
tive hurricane seasons in the
past provide meaningful infor-
mation about similar condi-
tions that will likely occur in
the current year.


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FPID)l AR'.i 8,2011 NEWS Ncws I c.idcr


POLITICS IN BRIEF


State Rep. Janet
Adkins participated
in the Honorary Girl
Scout Troop
"Pinning" Ceremony
in the Senate
Chambers at the
State Capitol in
Tallahassee. Julia
East, a sophomore
from Femrnandina
Beach High School,
placed the Girl
Scout pin on her
lapel. "As a former
Girl Scout, it was
rewarding to see so
many young women
full of promise, and
potential rising to
the challenge of
community serv-
ice," said Adkins.
SUBMITTED


Nassau Patriots
The Nassau Patriots will
host Mike Thompson, aka
"Mr. Conservative," speaking
on the subject of "Who is
Killing America?" at 7 p.m.
April 15 at the Peck
Auditorium in Fernandina
Beach. Admission is free.
Nassau Republicans
The Nassau County
Republican Executive
Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
April 21 at the County
Building, 86028 Pages Dairy
Road West, Yulee. Speaker
will be County Office of
Management and Budget
Director Shanea Jones.
All Republicans are wel-
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City delays marina fuel line relocation
ANGELA DAUGHTRY i
News-Leader .. k ;-


City commissioners on
decided Tuesday to postpone
the relocation of fuel lines under
Brett's Waterway Cafe, in
spite of a technical report rec-
ommending the lines be
moved.
The project, if done now,
would have meant a transfer of
$35,000 from the general fund to
the marina fund, and would
have meant stopping fuel sales
at the marina for several days.
A summary report this
month by Applied Technology
and Management of Gainesville
recommended that two fuel
lines under Brett's Waterway
CafI should be relocated under
the boardwalk on the north and
west sides of the structure "so
as not to be in the areas where
future failure of the structure
will damage the lines."
The report did not give any
suggestions as to when the fuel
lines should be relocated, but
suggested "the safe life
expectancy of the structure may
range from 6 to 15 years."
Resident Lynn Williams,
who has advised the city on
marina issues, told commis-
sioners at the meeting the city
should not spend money on the
project because it Was "not nec-
essary but suggested." He also
noted moving the fuel lines
would take several days, which
could cut into marina fuel sales.
"We ought to do this in the


ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER
The substructure under Brett's Waterway Cafe is deteriorating and threatens fuel lines
there.


fall when we dredge (the mari-
na), not do it now," Williams
said.
Marina manager Joe
Springer of Westrec said the
fuel line needs relocating, but
added that the city "needs to
put together a two- to three-year
plan" for marina projects.
"If you go forward with this
(project), what I look at is tim-
ing again,'" Springer said.
"Which three days will the fuel
lines be shut down? God help us
if it's a week, tvk, weeks, flu ii
weeks. I would prefer to do this
during the cold season.
Nobody's in a boat in the middle


of winter."
City Project Manager Glenn
Semanisin noted that both ATM
and Haskell Engineering had
recommended relocation of the
fuel lines.
'The old concrete was aban-
doned," Semanisin said. "It's
going to collapse. If it hits the
fuel lines, I don't know what the
environmental impact will be.
... I can't predict when that
structure will collapse."
"Any time you make a deci-
sion, you look at the risks," said
City Manager Michael Czym-
bor. 'Two engineers say there is
deterioration ... when the facil-


ity starts to degrade, there's a
possibility (the fuel lines) could
be damaged. We can hope and
pray that doesn't' happen."
"We know they have to be
moved," said Commissioner
Jeffrey Bunch.
Czymbor suggested the fuel
line project could be done the
same time as a dredging project
scheduled for the end of the
year, to avoid excess disruption
at the marina. The project, he
said, could also be incorporated
with next year's budget
requests for capital improve-
ments at the marina.
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Never a dull day at the


The fourth week of session
was very busy and productive.
My first committee meeting on
Monday was the Joint
Administrative Procedures
Committee (JAPC).
This is a new committee
assignment for me and this was
our first meeting. Even though
this is my seventh committee
assignment, I am happy to have
the opportunity to have a voice
on rulemaking issues that so
greatly affect Florida's busi-
nesses.
The staff that work for this
committee (Scott Boyd) are
real pros at understanding
when a state agency has legal
authority to adopt rules and
policies and when they do not.
In my view they have been a
real friend of the average work-
ing family in that they under-
stand how state government
can sometimes seek levels of
authority for which they have
no legal claim.'When you have
a concern whether a state
agency really has the authority
for a particular rule, or policy,
just call the JAPC' team, you
may be surprised at what you
learn.
After some routine house-
keeping items; we heard from


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the Board of
Nursing,
which was
proposing a
rule relating
to the admin-
istration of
sedation med-
ications. The
Legislature,
not the Board
of Nursing,
defines the
scope of prac-
tice. So the
board was


attempting to influence the
scope of practice through the
rule dealing with "unprofes-
sional conduct." The commit-
tee found objection to the rule,
and suggested that if changes
were needed they should be
done through the legislative
process.
Monday afternoon I met
with lobbyists both for and
against a bill that would impose
a new tax on Florida-based cig-
arette manufacturers who are
not part of Florida's tobacco
settlement crafted in 1995. It
was interesting to hear both
sides of the argument and to
see the gaps of information that
was omitted. I also met with a


lobbyist for Big Brothers and
Big Sisters, concerned about
their cut in funding. Before I
knew it, the afternoon had
flown by and it was time for my
5 p.m. Transportation and
Highway Safety Committee.
Tuesday was a full day,
beginning with PreK-12
Appropriations Committee
where we took up issues deal-
ing with interscholastic and
interscholastic sports, school
choice and code of student con-
duct.
The Community and
Military Affairs Committee was
next on the schedule where our
Nassau County local bill was
on agenda. This bill establishes
job creation zones within
Nassau County that can be con-
sidered transportation concur-
rency exception areas that will
encourage new economic devel-
opment and private sector job
creation. I was fortunate to be
the first called to present my
bill and received a unanimous
vote of the committee.
It was great to have Nassau
Commissioner Barry Holloway
testify in support of this bill.
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local meetings with elected
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community memb
at a path to create
make our economy
petitive.
I had to take a'
through the hal
Competitiveness
which was meeting
time. We debated
dealt with the mania
our state colleges a
and multi-year con
professors. I was pi
Dr. Steve Wallace f
State College rise i
the bill. His comic
right on the mark.
Dr. Wallace that it
that we have a state
tem whose priority
dents.
Quorum call ft
bers to be on the
was at 3:15 p.m. I w
to have my K2 bil
reading. When;a
se'cohd reading, t
'explains the bill a
questions from oth(
This is also a time w
ments to the bill cai
K2 or synthetic mi
huge danger to ou
is a deadly coml
chemicals. Passage
ban onr'K2 remain
top priorities this s
The major ite
House agenda wa
reform. This year
Medicaid is expect
sump almost 30
Florida's total state
is significant becai
year 1999-2000, to
tures for Florida ME
17.8 percent of thi
budget. .
If the growth r
ue, by fiscal ye
Medicaid expenditt
mated to be $7 bi
thanitNth wei e in 2
the (qdiaIl h.-alth
tion, if found consti
expand Medicaid
tional 1.9 million
This will place an e
strain on our state
The House's
reform package
state's entire Medi
tion into a statewi
care program. I se
improvement to our
uation because the
enhanced financial
.plans tht t v.ilidi .v
' i ..r id ,:, r'n : i ,. ,,', irr
to make certain tha
not just come andg
been a problem un
rent reform system
pleased that it
addressed under
reform measure
County has been
Medicaid reform
years and this ne
"require federal a
expand the pilot st.
Based on my
thought Wednesda)
slow day. This wa
the case.
The day start
Duval delegation


Legislature

bers to look discuss issues of concern to serve in the
te jobs and Northeast Florida. I raised the ger program
y more com- question of privatization of the That aft
Northeast Florida State back on th
"brisk walk" Hospital in Baker County; over third reading
ls to K-20' 200 positions of those who work where me
Committee there live in Duval County and debate on
at the same Nassau County. excited w
I a bill that Later that morning I had asked the c
ner in which conference call with Mike Bell machine at
ward tenure to discuss our Nassau County asked to rec
tracts to its local bill. Soon after, I met with K2 bill pass
roud to have Dr. Wallace from Florida State 13' against.
f-om Florida College to discuss the proposed very first m
n support of education reforms. Next was a this legislati
ments were meeting with the Department a big deal.
Agree with of Transportation regarding Friday I
is important our local bill; followed by a regarding t
college sys- meeting with County vatization ol
y is the stu- Commissioners Danny Leeper State Hospi
and Steve Kelley, County the budget
:)r all mem- Attorney David Hallinan, attor- the Senate
House floor ney Mike Mullin and county proposals, 1
'as fortunate lobbyist Mark Anderson. We 10 percent
1 on second are blessed to have many local in a daily
bill. rolls to elected officials from all the approxima
he member counties who travel to the State The private
nd answers Capitol on behalf of the citizens. ties run by
er members. I appreciate their views'and' incur any r
'hen amend- understand their challenges. ,.and none an
n be offered. Later in the day I met with years' budg
marijuana is a Public Defender Matt Shirk' GEO Care
r youth and from the Fourth Circuit, $315 per da
bination of Nassau County firefighters and language in
* of this state Nassau representatives from does not se
s one of my the Police Benevolent tion, it is qu
session. Association. I had a good dis- privatization
em on the cussion with former State Rep. could result
is Medicaid Don Brown regarding Citizens to Florida.
funding for Insurance on state "policy There h
acted to con- regarding subsidizing Ciinli-'. fhatt shows
percent of premiums. It is estimated that state policy
budget.This our state has a $12 billion taxpayers,
use in fiscal unfunded liability in the cata- you seek
tal expendi- strophic fund. I am told (hat there are qi
medicaid were when you break that nmriber '(this is clea
e total state down, it- would cost each when their
Florida family $689 pe? year for (which aga
ates contin- 30 years. It is critical that we So absent
ar 2014-15 make this fund actua'riill 'r see the ben
ures are esti- sound. Many of the property 'the state po
llion higher owners in hard hit South'' :itmoig men
1010-11. And Florida have relied on Citizens facilities.
care legisla-. for insurance and rates were The after
tutional, will frozen years ago as a way to my final me
to an addi- help them and the South Select
Floridians. Florida housing market. Governmei
even greater Needless to say this is a deci- We voted on
budget. sion that future generations will mittee bills
Medicaid pay for and we must correct nomic dev
moves the thle course now to make together, th
caid popula- Citizens actuarially sound. and provide
de managed Thursday I was determined of revenue
e this as an to get some desk work com- Economic
r current sit- pleted and yet again, there were Developme
bill provides more meetings.' First a meet- Fund to en
penalties for ing with a lobbyist who wanted proactive ar
, pi I, to the tofimend TiiK2 bill, then with to capitalize
t'_i't wlit li' hk lil i''lni'. regarding the 'that'iill bei
at plans can- reorganization of Early 'an economic
go. This has Learning and School Readiness spective. Th
der the cur- under the Departmrent of will be use
im and I am Education. transportal
is being I took a few moments to visit affordable
the new with Trace Youngblood from nomic deve
s. Nassau Bryceville. Trace and'his sis- to attract ne
enrolled in ter Bethany have been work- state and re
for several ing as volunteers in our nesses.
ew law will Fernandina office and I was As I ex
approval to happy to have him serve as a garage, I rer
atewide. messenger for the week. This is words to m
calendar, I a chance for our youth to gain goodbye ea
y would be a a firsthand look at the legisla- ing, "Don't
s not to be tive process and become famil- nuts." After
iar with the details of their gov- glazed dou
ted with a ernment. I am proud to have toward I-1
meeting to so many outstanding youth three-hour i


just in time
quarter in
game and
goal. Nothing
place we all
There
ahead in th
appreciate 1
time to wri
mails and c
helpful pers
tion that is
those views
feel free to
janetadkins


e page and messen-!
M.
ternoon, we were*
e House floor fori
ig. Third reading is;
mbers engage ini
a bill. I was very
hen the speaker:
:lerk to unlock the;
nd members were.
cord their vote; my,
ed with 105 for and'
This is one of thel
ember bills to pass;
ve session, which is'

met with legislators;
he proposal for pri-
f North East Florida,
tal (NEFSH). With!
reductions in both
and House budget
NEFSH will incur a:
cut. This will result]
operating cost ofl
tely $264 per day.'
ly contracted facili-
GEO Care did not!
deductions last year,
re proposed in this!
et. Their cost at the'
facilities is roughly,
y. Since the proviso"
the Senate budget'
ek a defined reduc-
ite possible that the"
n effort at NEFSH:
t in increased costs,
has been no .study-
s privatization is aS
that has saved the
money. Normally
to privatize when
quality of care issues
rly not the case) or"
e are cost issues':
in is not the case)."
good logic I fail to'"
nefits of expanding
licy of privatization"'
tal health treatment"

*rnoon began with'
meeting for the week,P
Committee on-
nt Reorganization.'
two proposed com-
dealing With eco-
'elopment. Taken
ese two bills create"!
Sa dedicated souL Ce
e to the Stali--
Enhancement andj
ent (SEED) Ti u'iL
able Florida to bel1
id better positioned"
e on opportunities"
Aiefit tl ,..s a e,'-li1pii1.
c development per-
he SEED trust fund
d to fund strategic
tion investments,
housing and eco-
lopment incentives
w businesses to the
retain existing busi- i

cited the parking
membered my son's
ne as I kissed him
irly Monday morn-
forget the dough-"
picking up a dozen
ughnuts, I headed':
0 and began the
ride home. I arrived:I
e to catch the final)
my son's soccer.
watch him score a..
ig is better than the
call home.
are many issues
e coming weeks, I!
those who take the;
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s are heard. Please.
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LEAD


:o the wind, for two


Sailing int
My brother, Michael, and I were
born with the sea in our blood. We
both left home at an early age and
joined the Navy. His naval service
led him to a submarine tender, mine to an air-
craft carrier.
Mike and I were as close as two brothers
can be. We wanted to be aboard the same ship
but the Navy has a regulation called the
Sullivan Brothers rule that forbids brothers
from being aboard the same ship because
seven brothers perished aboard the same ship
during WWII. During the six years of our
respective enlistments, Mike and I would occa-
sionally see each other on leave or bump into
one another in some foreign port.
We got ouft of the Navy and settled in
Florida as close to the beach as we could man-
age, Mike down on the Gulf near St.
Petersburg and my wife and I in Jacksonville,
and eventually here inEernandina Beach, the
place of our childhood dreams.
Sunday afternoon, I took my 22-foot
Catalina, Paddy West, out for a sail by myself,
a first for me. I uncorked a bottle of cold
spring water and let the wind carry me down
the Amelia River and around the bend past Ft.
Clinch State Park. In the late afternoon light,
Cumberland Island napped green and lush to
port. Several other sailboats drifted by in the
breeze and their skippers hailed me with
friendly waves.
I sprawled back against the stern rail with
my legs and feet propped up comfortably and
, my hand lightly on the tiller. Paddy West


responded to her captain's
touch like a fine-bred horse
to her jockey's command. By
and by, the breeze stiffened
and I heard the whispering
M rush of seawater beneath the
keel as Paddy West's sails
B filled with the evening wind. I
trimmed the main and adjust-
ed the jib and heard the whis-
CUPOF pering stern wake become a
JOE chatter as Paddy West leaped
..... into the quartering breeze.'
Here goes nothing, I
Joe Palmer thought, cranking the tiller,
tightening the sheets and putting Paddy West
on a sharp starboard heel. The feeling was
exhilarating as I zipped along on a hard heel. I
switched seats to the opposite side and leaned
back into it, breathless with sudden excite-
ment.
"Yeah, brother," I heard Mike's easy voice
whisper in my head. "Go for it."
And so I did. For both of us.
I've been thinking a lot about Mike lately.
Thinking about my brother is as close to him
as I can get. Mike's been dead going on 18
years. Forever 35 years old. I've gone on with-
out him and it hasn't been easy.
I've mentioned Mike a few times before so
I guess it's only fitting to tell the rest of his
story. My brother died of AIDS just a few min-
utes after midnight on July 5, 1992. By then,
he was so sick he'd gone back to Georgia to
live with my mom and dad. I was home for my


Mission


accomplished
Life is beautiful. These days, the sun
seems a little bit brighter to me, the
sky a little bluer, and I'm in an all-
around great mood. You see, I final-
ly seem to have succeeded in a quest I've
been on for six years: I've gotten my son to
appreciate Superman.
I love Superman unreservedly. Although,
oddly enough, I've never followed the
comics, I'm a huge fan of the Man of Steel's
other incarnations. I love the old Max
Fleischer cartoon shorts, with their gor-
geous animation and noir-ish style. I love the
1990's cartoon series, with its vibrant colors
and knowing humor.
I love Phyllis Coates, Teri Hatcher,
Margot Kidder, Kate
Bosworth and especially
Noelle Neill, the only
actress to play Lois Lane
opposite two different
Supermen. I love George
Reeves, Kirk Alyn,
Brandon Routh. Hell, I've
even got a soft spot for
Dean Cain. And then, of
NEWS- course, there's
Christopher Reeve, the
ROOM Superman for the ages, the
VEW man I imagined myself as
__....__ through countless child-
hood hours spent running
Ryan Smith around like an idiot with a
bath towel tied around my
neck.
I really dig Superman, is what I'm saying.
So I started early with my son. One of his
first toys was a stuffed Superman dolL A
huge wall hanging of the Superman S went
up by his crib. I wanted him to like
Superman not just because I liked him, but
because I think it's important for all little
boys to appreciate Superman.
Superman is one of the few genuine
heroes left in the comic books. He's not a
tortured psychotic out for revenge, he's not
a gritty anti-hero, he's not some Spandex
fetishist out of a Freudian nightmare.
Superman exists in a world of bright pri-
mary colors and boundless optimism. He's
not a hero because someone murdered his
parents iri an alley or because the govern-
ment performed cruel experiments on him.
He's a hero simply because it is the right
thing to do. That's a message I wanted to
instill early in my son.
But he never really seemed to be that
into Superman. Oh, sure, the Last Son of
Krypton was OK, but he was no Optimus
Prime. Things came to a head when he
asked me, in all seriousness, who Clark
Kent was. At that point, I did two things.
First, I wept for my son's wasted childhood.
Then I turned to the last resort of all desper-
ate parents: Video games.
Once I introduced Michael to a
Superman video game, he was hooked. He
could fly! He could lift cars! Oh boy, heat
vision! So this was what all Daddy's fuss was
about!
I had to perform in a play when it came
time for Michael to go back to his mom's
house, so my visiting parents offered to drop
him off on their way back home. Later in the
evening, my mother called me.
"Michael was pretending to be Superman
all the way back to Danielle's," she said. "He
was flying as well as he could in a car seat,
anyway."
I smiled as I hung up the phone. Mission
accomplished.
Ryan Smith is a reporter at the News-
Leader.
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VOICE OF THE PEOPLE


Fernandina, or
LasVegas?
After leading all the tidbits the
last few weeks in the News-Leader
concerning the desire for 24-hour
alcohol sales and the need of rental
units (frat houses) everywhere, I'm
convinced that the Gucci Baggers
are in complete control of the city
government. How long will it be
before someone decides we need
gambling in some form?
I realize that tourism is an impor-
tant part of the local economic puz-
zle, but it seems to me like the tail is
wagging the dog. These same gurus
would like to see the mills close
shop and leave town. The fact they
have clothed and fed thousands of
families for the past 70-plus years,
and will continue to, doesn't enter
into the equation. Also, the shrimp-
ing industry and seaboard shops
were important The mill salaries
are usually much better than tourist
. businesses pay. Out with the old, in
with the new.., ..... ,,
As I have commented on before,
this is all part of a long grandiose
scheme to rid Amelia Island of the
average working Joe, particularly
the retiree living on a minimal wage.
We have already been told that we
don't fit in with the new "digs," and
that we need to consider immigrat-
ing to the hinterland. Italia, Lessie
and Orange Bluff, here we come.
Maybe Rayonier will give me a lot in
Crandall, which I chaperoned for 35
years! I told one individual that the
only person that would get me off of
Sycamore Lane would be (funeral
home director) Jack Heard. When
he comes driving up in his long
black limo, starts putting powder
on my face and says, "Stanley, it's
time to go," then I may leave.
There are many variables in this
equation. Some of these are ever
increasing utility bills and canceled
homeowner insurance on older
homes. Wealthy developers will
always be available to buy tax-delin-
quent properties. Exactly what hap-
pened to the Okies and Arkies dur-
ing the 1930s Great Depression,
only at that time it was insurance
companies on the buying end.
In this slightly obese society of
ours, everyone should exercise
more often. The best way to do this
is for everyone to exercise their
right to vote in every election. You
may not lose much weight, but you
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weight in public offices. The minor-
ity is running the country today.
Instead of a 20-30 percent turnout; it
should be 100 percent in every elec-
tion. Maybe then the dog will wag
the tail.
I keep hearing the phrase
"quaint, serene, rustic little island."
Maybe 50 or 60 years ago. I have a
1943 aerial photo of the north end of
Amelia Island which tells the whole
story.
The only event we need to com-
plete the ongoing scenario is for
Howard Hughes to come flying into
the local airport in his Spruce
Goose. This has a greater chance of
happening than Fernandina return-
ing to a quaint little town.
Stanley Bunch
Femandina

Hood insurance
I read Steve Nicklas' column in
the March 30 News-Leader.. He
claimed that we all can have a reduc-
tion in flood insurance if "Nassau
County officials take specific
actions," the "county can qualify for
-lower rates on flood insurance" for
both residents and business own-
ers. All the commissioners must do
is adopt construction standards to
mitigate losses during floods, which


certainly seems reasonable.
So what is keeping our elected
officials from doing something that
benefits us, the voters and taxpayers,
and costs the county nothing? The
city has done it and my friends in
the city pay less for flood insurance.
I can't imagine why our county com-
missioners have not acted. Let's
urge all of them to get this legislation
passed.
Which of you will introduce the
needed legislation ASAP? We urge
you to do so soon.
Roberta Fost
Fernandina Beach

Orange alert
Fernandina Beach is the new
home of an old anti-gay crusader.
Forner Miami ad executive Mike
Thompson engineered Anita
Bryant's Save Our Children cam-
paign in 1976, in which the orange
juice queen spread the message that
homosexuals were child molesters
trying to recruit Dade County chil-
dren into the homosexual lifestyle.
That campaign is credited with over-
turning a Dade County ordinance
outlawing discrimination against
gays.
Thompson recently wrote a letter
to the News-Leader (March 9), say-


ing the city didn't need a new library
but should sell most of its "musty"
books, get rid of the shelves and
essentially turn the library into an
Internet caf6.
This guy is organizing an anti-
government tea party rally for April
15 ("'Who's killing America?' is
topic," April 6). So you can expect
him to cause a lot of extreme right-
wing agitation here in the months to
come.
Bill Raser
Fernandina Beach

Best of the best
Please put this card of thanks in
the News-Leader. We really appre-
ciate this very much.
This is very important to our
family, who wish to acknowledge
for the past nine months of special
love and caring staff at Savannah
Grand Assisted Living of Fernandina
Beach.
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for "Best of the Best." Thank you,
News-Leader, for freedom of the
press.
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Robin Belcher
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and families
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VIEWPOINT/JAMIE ROSS/SADOWSKI COALITION


Florida needs affordable housing


Jobs and the economy have understandably
been the battle cry for Gov. Rick Scott and
members of the Florida Legislature. By pre-
serving the Housing Trust Fund and investing
its monies into affordable housing programs,
we can create nearly 15,000 jobs and over $1.4
billion in economic activity in 2011-12.
This legislative session, the 24-member non-
partisan Sadowski Coalition, made up of indus-
try and business groups such as the Florida
Realtors, Florida Home Builders Association,
Associated Industries of Florida and the
Florida Chamber of Commerce, and advocates
such as Florida AARP, Florida United Way,
Florida Housing Coalition and Habitat for
Humanity of Florida, is asking lawmakers to
support using housing trust funds for Florida's
affordable housing programs, such as SHIP
and deliver a major boost to Florida's economy,
rather than have these monies dedicated for
affordable housing swept into general revenue.
Monies in the Housing Trust Fund are gen-
erated from an increase made in 1992 to the
document stamp paid on all real estate transac-
tions. Those monies were dedicated to the
state and local housing trust fund, with 70 per-
cent of the funds going to local governments
for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership
(SHIP) and 30 percent of the funds going to
Florida Housing Finance Corporation to fund


programs such as State Apartment Incentive
Loan program (SAIL), a program that provides
gap financing to enable the private sector to
serve Florida's elderly and most vulnerable
populations.
In recent years, the Legislature has diverted
most of the housing trust fund monies to gen-
eral revenue to make up for budget shortfalls.
Last year alone, the trust was swept by 80 per-
cent, and since 2003 more than $881 million
has been taken from the trust fund, increasing
unemployment in Florida's construction indus-
try and leaving the SHIP program without
funds at a time when those funds are needed to
rehabilitate existing housing and provide down
payment and closing cost assistance.
In Florida, affordable housing is the single
most powerful economic driver. Florida's econ-
omy cannot afford to divert housing trust fund
monies to general revenue. If SHIP is not fund-
ed this year, it will be the third year in a row,
leaving SHIP programs with absolutely no
funds. SHIP is a flexible and accountable pro-
gram funded by the local housing trust fund,
which is used to help homeowners with life and
safety home repairs and provides down pay-
ment and closing cost assistance for new home-
owners. The SHIP program has proven to be
key to hurricane recovery: it provides the infra-
structure needed in times of disaster to effec-


tively deploy federal emergency housing assis-
tance.
The Sadowski Coalition is also calling upon
the Legislature to repeal the arbitrary cap
placed on the trust funds that went into effect
in 2007. The Sadowski Coalition is pleased to
have strong support from Rep. Gary Aubuchon
and Sen. Mike Bennett, the sponsors of HB 639
and SB 912, respectively, which repeals the
arbitrary cap on the state and local housing
trust funds.
We ask all legislators to stand together to
create jobs, boost the economy and address
Florida's housing needs by repealing the cap
on the state and local housing trust funds and
appropriating those monies dedicated to afford-
able housing to fund Florida's housing pro-
grams.
The Sadowski Housing Coalition came
together in 1991 with the goal of obtaining a
dedicated revenue source for Florida's afford-
able housing programs. Today, it is a collection
of 24 nonpartisan statewide organizations,
ranging from business and industry groups to
faith-based organizations, demonstrating a
wide breadth of support across all industries in
the State of Florida.
Jaimie Ross is facilitator of the Sadowski
Coalition in Tallahassee.
JaimieRoss(@aol.com


I FOR EACHE


20-year high school reunion when he
died. We buried him in the little country
cemetery with other members of my family
and had the Breton Fisherman's Prayer
inscribed on his gravestone: "Lord, bless
those who make their living upon the sea, and
shine the light so that they find their way
home. The sea is so big and their ships are so
small."
Mike wasn't gay or a junkie, just a happy-
go-lucky guy who partied too much, grew up
too fast and made some bad decisions along
the.way. Haven't you? Haven't I? Haven't we
all? But we're still here and Mike's dead.
Nowadays, whenever I hear about people
living with AIDS, I can't help but being a little
resentful, though I try not to be. Back then, no
one lived with AIDS. They died from it. I
watched my hale and hearty, full of life brother
waste away and there was nothing I could do
to stop it, despite my protective older brother
instincts.
Mike lived and died a champ. On his sick-
est days, he'd sometimes visit prisoners in the
county jail and take them cigarettes. He never
complained. "I've had better days," was about
the worst he'd say with wit always as dry as
powder. I don't know that I could stare down
death and grin the way Mike did.
His joyful spirit is never far'from me. I often
imagine him in Paddy West's cockpit'beside '
me.
Yeah, go for it brother. Put her in the wind
for both of us..
treysurf@com cast.net






FRIDAY. APRIL 8.2011/NEWS-LEADER


COMMUNITY


SUBMITTED
Above are some of the 40-plus singers who will perform a new Lenten musical by Joseph Martin at Amelia Baptist
Church on Good Friday.



Good Friday musical at Amelia Baptist


The community is invited to Amelia
Baptist Church .on, Good Friday, April
22, at 7 p.m. for the presentation of
"Whispersof the,Passion."
This is a new cantata,.which presents
the events of Holy:.Week as symbolized
in the silent witnesses of Christ's pas-
sion: the ancient walls of Jerusalem, the
chalice, the robe, the crown of thorns
and the cross. HolyGoammunion will be
observed as the ct. r:i4 gri .up communi-
'* ,'/ '- .


cates the meaning of the cross.
This moving Lenten musical by
Joseph Martin will be presented by 40
talented singers.from the community
representing several area churches. The
choir will be accompanied by an ensem-
ble of wqodwinds, brass, piano and per-
cussion comprising instrumentalists
from the Northeast Florida community,
all under the direction of Pam Helton,
minister of music at Amelia Baptist


Church.
There is no charge for this presenta-
tion. Childcare (ages newborn through
4 years) is available at no cost with
reservations. Call the church at 261-
9527 for more information.
Amelia Baptist Church is located at
961167 Buccaneer Trail, which is at the
intersection of Buccaneer Trail, A1A.
and South Fletcher Avenue (at the new
roundabout).


I1 ^LENT/EASTER EVENTS


Lentat HolyTriity Larson, Joseph M. Martin and Ruth
,* Elaine Schram and traverses the
Anyone interested in studying the breadth of human emotion found in
Crucifixion of Christ is invited to join in the passion story of our Lord. From joy-
a Bible study and' discussion group, ous hosannas, to hours of solitude and
Renewed Passion;, achlWednesday dur- rejection, to glorious alleluias, the per-
ing Lent from 5:30-6:30 p.m..at Holy vading theme is ultimately, God is in
Trinity Anglican Church, 1830 Lake control.
Park Drive (across from the YMCA). Palm Sunday worship is at 9:15 a.m.
This study'uses video and a workbook and 11:15 a.m. April 17, "The Love
and is based on Mel Gibson's movie Transfer." Easter Sunday services April'
'The Passion of The Christ." 24 include a 7 a.m. Sunrise Service on
In addition to regular Sunday servic- thd beach in front of Omni Amelia Inn
es, during Holy Week the church will and 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship at
hold services on Maundy Thursday, the Chapel, "Jesus is Victor."
Holy Communion and Stripping of the t -
Altar at 5:30 p.m.; Traditional Good La ay n
Friday service at noon; and Easter The members of local units of the
,Sunday said Holy Communior at 8 a.m.,-, Church uJ,.'.-us Christ of Latter-day
'Holy C.G .1mnu1iijifr,' iji music t 10 a.m. iSaints.in Southeast Georgia and
and 1C Chil'dr,:n'. Biblr: Study. "'"Northeafst Florida.will present an Easter
IAIO Unii t TCantata on April 10 at 6 p.m. at the
Kingsland Georgia Stake Center, 1711
"Praying through Music," a special Laurel Island Pkwy., Kingsland, Ga. The
Lenten series of devotion, communion performance is free and the public is
and reflective music, is being held each invited.
Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary 'The Garden" is a musical presenta-
of Memorial United Methodist,Church tion of the events that occurred in the
at 601 Centre Street. The April 11 serv- Garden of Eden. A choir of 50 voices
ice features Kim Grimes (soprano). with. several soloists will present the
The community is invited to prepare music of composer Michael McLean
for Easter by taking the Journey to the and words of Bryce Neubert. Gloria
Cross on April 18 and 19 at Memorial Toomey of Amelia Island is the
United Methodist Church. From 5-7 producer.


p.m. each evening, individuals and fami-
lies will travel to five stations for a multi-
sensory, interactive Journey to the
Cross.
The stations will be in Maxwell Hall,
located behind the sanctuary and educa-
tion wing. The experience is designed
for adults and elementary age children
and up and takes about 30 minutes to
complete. Separate activities will be
available for preschoolers. For informa-
tion contact the church at 261-5769.
The Maundy Thursday Holy
Communion service April 21 at 6:30
p.m. in the church sanctuary will fea-
ture the 40-voice chancel choir will pres-
ent a Lenten Cantata accompanied by a
string quartet, oboe, trumpet, percus-
sion and piano.
Plantation Chapel
A Cantata with Choir and Orchestra
will be held at 10 a.m. April 10 at Amelia
Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman Road.
"Praise the God of Resurrection!" fea-
tures the music of Mark Hayes, Lloyd


St Petrs
The public is invited to services at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church during Holy
Week and the Easter season. The sched-
ule includes: April 17, Palm Sunday, 7:30
a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Liturgy of the
Palms and Holy Eucharist. Beginning at
10:30 a.m., members of three local
.churches will meet at the courthouse
downtown for a brief service prior to
processing to their individual churches;
April 18, 19 and 20, Holy Week services
at 6 p.m. with Holy Eucharist; April 21,
Maundy Thursday, 6 p.m., Holy
Eucharist and foot washing, stripping of
the altar; April 22, Good ,Friday, 11:30
a.m., Stations of the Cross, on front
lawn; 12:10 p.m., Good Friday Liturgy; 6
p.m., Early Christian meal (ticketed
event); April 24, Easter Day, 6 a.m., The
Great Easter Vigil; 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.,
Festival Choral Eucharist.
YuleeBaptist
Yulee Baptist Church will present an.


Easter musical on April 17 at 6 p.m.,
with the choir performing "As Sure As
My Redeemer Lives, So Shall I." On
April 23 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., join the
Children's Department as they learn the
gospel, hunt eggs, enjoy yummy food,
fun, a bouncy house and more. On April
24, gather at Lofton Creek and greet the
day with the Risen Lord. And Easter
Sunrise Service will be held at 6 a.m.,
with regular church services at 8:15 and
11 a.m. Enjoy a breakfast at 9:15 a.m.,
with Sunday School following. For infor-
mation call 225-5128. Visit www.yulee-
baptistchurch.com.
Franllntown
Franklintown United Methodist
Church at American. Beach invites fami-
ly and friends to join them as they honor.
God and celebrate Christ's death and
resurrection. Holy Week services will
begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21 and
Friday, April 22. The Community Easter
Sunrise Service will begin at 7:20 a.m.
on April 24 on the waterfront of
American Beach. Sunrise breakfast will
be served immediately following at the
church's Gabriel Means Fellowship Hall
on Lewis Street.

The United Methodist Women of the
Yulee United Methodist Church invite
everyone to celebrate Easter at the 10th
annual Egg-stravaganza April 23 at 10
a.m. at 86003 Christian Way, Yulee.
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, prizes, crafts
and face painting.
'Sonrise'service
Join First Baptist Church April 24 at
6:45 a.m. for a Sonrise Service at Peters -
Point on South Fletcher Avenue. At
10:15 a.m., the FBC Worship Choir
leads the Easter service at First Baptist,
1600 S. Eighth St., Fernandina Beach,
with "Love is Alive," a Resurrection
Celebration with such vibrant and soul-
searching songs as "Come People of the
Risen King," "Here Comes the King,"
the traditional Easter hymn "Christ
Arose" and the popular contemporary
song, "Love Has Come," reminding one
and all "that God is love, and Love has
come for us all."
Plenty of parking is available with
senior assistance, and childcare is avail-
able. For information visit
www.FBFirst.com.


WEDDING ENGAGEMENT


Mr. Mills, Miss Stapleton


Stapleton-Mills
Lenette Stapleton of
Douglas, Ga., and Harry Lee
Mills of Fernandina Beach
will be married at 5 p.m. April
23, 2011, at Memorial United
Methodist Church in
Fernandina Beach.
The bride's daughter is
Rebecca Curtis of Atlanta,
Ga., and the groom's children
are Sally Mills Rodeffer of
Kingston, Ga., and Blake
' Mills of Yulee.


BIRTH

Treye and Danielle ... inches in length.
Wade of Yulee announce the Paternal grandparents are
birth of a daughter, Bailey Jackie and Kathy Wade of
Teagan Wade, born Feb. 15, Yulee.
2011, at St. Vincent's Medical" Maternal grandparents are
Center in Jacksonville. The Paula Carrigg of Macclenny
baby weighed 6 pounds 12 and Daniel Boisclaire of
ounces and measured 20.5 Orange Park.


SUBMITTED
Ruth Becker, in wheelchair, and her daughter Shirley
Gregory check out a new ramp at Becker's house, a joint
effort between volunteers of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints and the Council on Aging.


Day of service benefits

residents, volunteers


RON MILLER
For the News-Leader

For the past two years the.
Council on Aging of Nassau
County has teamed up with
the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints to help
improve the quality of life for
members of our community.
For LDS Church members
it's much more than that -
it's about serving others. It's
about giving. It's about follow-
ing the example of Christ. .
Unfortunate events like an
accident, sickness, loss of job
or a myriad other things can
turn lives upside down' and
tasks that once were easy
may become difficult, if not
impossible. Frustration sets
in and tensions mount.
Helping out with a simple
chore or providing something
that makes those chores easi-
er can make a big difference.
Robert McSwain had.a
productive life as a welder. He
enjoyed working in his yard,
hunting, fishing and being a
. mentor. He had always taken
care of his home and family.
All of that changed when in
November 2006 he was para-
lyzed on his right side due to
a stroke. It also rendered him
speechless. His wife, Juanita,
does her best to take care of
things but sometimes finds it
difficult.
Church members, includ-
ing the youth who refused to


take a break until finished,
along with Council on Aging
volunteers raked leaves and
trimmed oak trees. "It was
such a blessing," said Juanita,
who has medical problems of
her own. "I don't know what I
would' have done without
.their help."
Ruth Becker is confined to
a wheelchair. Her daughter,
Shirley Gregory, had a diffi-
cult time getting her mother
down the steps of their Yulee
Hills home. They were in real
need of a ramp so they con-
tacted the Council on Aging,
which happily agreed to fur-
nish the materials. Members .
of the LDS Church, along
with community volunteers,
spent their Saturday building
the ramp. "I can't wait to use
it," Becker said. Her daughter
agreed, saying, "It will make
our lives so much easier."
When the ramp was complet-
ed Gregory and her mother,
beaming smiles of approval,
gave it a test run.
Bishop Anthony LiCausi
said, "I really appreciate the
opportunity for us to partner
with the Council on Aging. I
feel like the ramp building
and clean-up projects do so
much for our members.
Giving service helps our own.
challenges seem a little smallI
er and brings us a little closer
to Jesus Christ. It really feels:
good to see someone's bur-
den lightened just a little bit."'


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9A


RELIGION


Opening doors, learning to laugh and knowing where you stand


Up the stairs and in she went; my
wife has always loved exploring old
homes. Usually, I'm real good about
opening doors for her, but this time
she had beat me to it. Actually, by
the time I got to the door, several
other people had already gone in
before me. It wasn't until later that
we discovered our mistake. And to
think, my wife was the one who had
led the charge.
As many of you know, last
Saturday was the 200th-year celebra-
tion of Old Town Fernandina.
Though typically, for me, Saturday's
are prep days for Sunday church, my
wife and I had decided to shuffle
things around so that we could
attend the event. It, by the way, was
a wonderful time and special thanks
is in order to all those who made it
possible; especially the people who


let us tour their
homes.
Now before I go
much further, I
should probably
tell you that my
wife is a history
buff. That, coupled
with her love for
old houses, may
PULPIT have played a role
NOTES in what happened,
but honestly, the
information we had
Pastor received was a little
Rob Goyette confusing. That
said, though our
mistake was an innocent one, I do
think there's something to learn
from it.
The mishap took place right after
leaving a wonderful presentation of


the history of Old Town. As we
rounded the corner and entered the-
house positioned right near where
we had been standing, everything
seemed quite normal, except for the
look of the house, that is. With two
cats lying around and a d6cor and
design that did not appear very old,
everyone who had entered the home
with us seemed to be asking the
same question; what was its histori-
cal significance? It wasn't until we
" left the house, and walked a little fur-
ther down the sidewalk that things
became clear.
There, just around the corner,
was a line of people entering a home
that looked a little more appropriate
for a historical tour. Though the rev-
elation came a bit slowly, when it hit,
it hit in full force. The house we had
just walked through was not on the


tour at all. Yep, we had just walked
through someone's private home
uninvited. By the time the attendant,
who was standing at the door of the
real house that was open to the pub-
lic, had confirmed our mistake, we-
didn't know if we should laugh, cry
or find someone to apologize to.
Why God periodically lets things
like this happen to me, I don't know.
Maybe it's to keep me humble or,
perhaps, just to provide content for
this weekly column. In either case,
my wife and I have decided not to
take ourselves or what happened too
seriously. Be assured, the thought of
us going from room to room in
someone's home uninvited, with a
whole group of people following our
lead, is something we won't forget or
repeat anytime soon.
The spiritual applications are


many. If we wanted, we could dis-
cuss the idea that just because a
door is open, doesn't mean it's the
right one to go through. Then again,
we could talk about the difference
between sins we commit ignorantly
versus the ones we commit know-
ingly. And of course, there's always
the important lesson that says any-
time a man follows a woman, like
with Adam following Eve, you're
sure to get in trouble. OK, now
that's funny, but don't worry ladies,
I'm just kidding.
In the-end, I thank God that
the door to His house is open to all,
and to all who place their trust in
Him they shall never be put to
shame.
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
rgoy@livingwatersoutreach.org


RELIGION NOTES


Sunrise service
The East Nassau Ministerial
Association Easter Sunday Sunrise
Service will be held at Fort Clinch -
. State Park at 6:40 a.m. April 24. Park
in the parking area closest to the
fort. All are welcome and invited.

Holy Land trip
Journey with Prince Chapel
A.M.E. Church to the Holy Land in
Orlando. Final payment is due April
17. For information call Eugene
Grant 261-7044.
Love Ministry
The Love Ministry meeting. '
'scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 9at
SCovenant Community Church has'
been canceled. For information call
":(904) 624-6231.
Choraleers rehearsal
The Gospel Choraleers will hold a
rehearsal April 9 at noon at Young


Zion Church, the Rev. Q. Glover, pas-
tor. On April 15 (timeTBA) a
rehearsal and supper will be at
Evergreen Baptist Church, the Rev.
Leon Washington, pastor. All former
members of the Choraleers and the
Southeast Georgia Community Choir
are asked to join to make the tribute
to Sister Willie Mae Glover on April
16 an overwhelming success.
Good-bye services
April 10 will be the last Sunday.
that Father George Young will be
officiating at the services of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church. Young has
been elected as the Bishop of the
Diocese of East Tennessee. He has
served as the rector of St. Peter's fo'I
nearly 15 years. Over the years he
has taken an active role in several
community organizations, having
recently served as president of the
local clergy association. The commu-
nity is invited to attend one of the
three services that will take place on


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


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


"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Church
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Cor of Buccaneer TY. & Grbing Rod, Fr-andina Bch
For More Informaion Call: 261-9527


AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
Our.vision is:
+ To Love
7 bLearn
To Worship
To Witness in Christ

April 10"', 2011
Choir & Orchestra
present an Easter Cantata
"Praise the God of Resurrection"
1000 am

The public is invited.

Nursery Available
The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at
Omni Amelia Island Plapoation 36 Bowman Road
An Interdenominational Community Church
(904) 277- 4414 www.ameliachapel.com
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Afngican Church"


,, Anglican Church of North America
Our province is a founding member of the
Anglican Church of North America
-4 .-Anglicans wie belier'e:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God
In God the Father who created us
In less Christ His Son who sated us
In the Haol ptrit who sanctifles us
As Anglicans we worship sing the uadllonal Lirurgy in the
1928 Boolkof Common Pra)er.
Affirming the Nicene and the Aposlles's Creed
Sunday Services
Holy Communion 8:00 am & 10:00 am (with music)
Children's Programs Bible.Study &Crafts
Rev J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
S 1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082* www.Holy'ltinityAnglican.org


Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11
a.m. For information call the church
office at 261-4293.
Women's conference
The women's ministry of New
Life Christian Fellowship, 2701
Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville, will host
Let It Be, a women's conference,
April 14-16. Join guest speakers Teri
Furr and Dawn Sweigart as different
generations of women gather togeth-
er to declare with one voice, "Iet it
be unto me according to Your Word."
There is no cost to attend. Childcare
space is limited and will be provided
at a nominal charge for infants
through age 5 by pre-registration
only. For information visit
www.nlcf.org or call (904) 223-6000.
Barbecue dinners
The Youth Department of New
Jerusalem House of God Saint in
Christ at 816 South 10th St., will sell
barbecue dinners beginning at 11


Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass- 4 pm & 530 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8 00am, 9:30am, 11'00am & 1230pm
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fn
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6 00pmr;
Holy Day 8:30am, 6.00pm
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3"45 pnm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office; 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566



Livin Waters
world outreach
Coamporary Womrship
SUN 9:30am
ED 7:00pm
Youth, Nusary &
Children's Ministries
321 -2117
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a.m. April 15. Dinners include a
choice of meat, two skles, bread and
dessert. Pork dinners are $9, sand-
wich $7. Chicken dinners are $7,
sandwich $5. Available sides are
baked beans, coleslaw or potato
salad. To order call 491-7669.
Singer honored
Sister Williq Mae Glover, Camden
and Nassau County's own legendary
gospel singer, will be honored April
16 at the Praise In The Park Festival
at the Howard Gilman Waterfront
Park in St. Marys, Ga. Mayor
William DeLoughy will dedicate a
proclamation marking a special park
day in her honor. Glover's singing
group, The Gospel Choraleers, will
pay tribute to her through songs
from her albums. All are invited.
Community Seder
The Jewisl Community of Amelia
Island Community Seder is April 18
at the Ocean Club at Omni Amelia


CELEBRATION
BAPTIST CHURCH
Innovative S/yfe, 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 30prm
Conecti rng tth ChmstL..Co6 ec,0ihg vtlh Peop/e.


YULEE UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
Please join us for
SUNDAY SERVICES:
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1 A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles


SMemorial
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Making disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, study, service & community



Traditional Family Worship............. 8:30am & 11am
Contemporary Worship .............9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Youth Breakaway................ 9:45am in Youth Center
Sunday School for all ages.............. 9:45am & 11am
Wednesday Midweek Supper (Aug-May) ,...5:15pm-6:30pm.




601 Centre Street Downtown Fernandina Beach 261-5769


MONDAYS IN LENT
March 14-April 18

S11:30 AM


PRAINTH G UIC
DevotioIna lRee i M s


March 14 Sarah Hint, Rute &
Mark Taylor, Guitar
March 21 Zach Klobnak, Organ
March 28 Peter Deane, Organ


April 4 Amelia Clarinet Ensemble
April 11 Kim Grimes, Soprano
April 18 Bill Peters, Organ &
Caroline Sampson, Oboe


Memorial
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


(904) 261-5769
601 Centre Street
mumconline.com


FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School............... 9:45A.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ......... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ....... ..... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904.2el6.4615 (chuprh office)
EVI5Y6HE'WE CLOME
', ,Nursery rqvided
Spointsbaptistchurch.org



THEDOA
at the Beach
Sunday, 11:15 am
Wednesday-Bible Study-7:00 pm
Contemporary
Non-denominational
Pastor avid Cubbedge
904-507-9004
312 S.8th, Fernandina Beach.Fl. 32034

Christ
ellHowship
SChurch
17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
Oust 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


Sb reath of AreshdIir
OCEAN BREEZE BAPTIST
CHURCH
917 South 81h Street
Fernandina Beach. FL
904-703-5894
Dr John Van lindr, Pastor
Dr John C Van Delinder, Pastor


Island Plantation. Enjoy a dinner of
matzoh ball soup, fish or chicken
main course with vegetables and
potatoes and a flourless chocolate
torte for dessert. The all-inclusive
cost for dinner is $34 per person.
To reserve your place, mail your
check (payable to Debbie Price) to
58 Laurel Oak Road, Amelia Island,
FL by April 12.To contact Price call
310-6060 or email DEB203@aol.com.
Cmnsadedate
Crusades for-Christ, an old-fash-
ioned tent meeting, will be held April
21-24 at the New Life Baptist Church
football field at.A1A and Blackrock
Road in Yulee. Evangelist Bill Boze-
man will speak at 6 p.m. on Sunday
and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wed-
nesday. A love offering will be taken
each evening for the Evangelistic
team. For information contact David
Drake, director, Northeast Florida
Baptist Association, at 225-5941 or
visit www.crusades4Christ.org.


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 tO:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.in.
,Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Bus Ministry'Aaiiable
www.blackrockbaptist.com
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OAPTIS C .
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am
and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided ForAIl Services
www.Yuleebaplstchurch.com
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225-5128
Yule, FL 32097 Fax 22560809
FIRST VISIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Ren Darien Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sauwdy New Meves Class 9 a.m.
SundyShet 9:00a.sm.
MArmi W&dWp ?e31 am. M S nday
Wbmsdql d m d-w Serkrce 7-9 p.m.
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New Vision Congriational Church, UCC
W.oiship Sundays at 10o:oo a.m.


96074 Chester Road in Yulee
esionCongregationalChurch.org
904.225.0539


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


904-261-3617


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work skills, paycheck


The Northelast Florida;
Community Action Agency
(NFCAA) has extended the
deadline 1o suI mil !ppli< ;iions
for Data I 'ushT:, ; in ImI r pro-
gram fpr 14- to I1-year-olds that
combines clhissroom inisltric-
tion with practical paIid work
experience. T'ecns have until
April 29 to iubmitl in iapplica-
tion.
During theli six-week prlo-
gram, which runs June 20 to
July 29, teens receive instruc-
tion on career topics such as
conflict resolution, effective
communication, team )building
and resumn6 writing ipn addition
to life skills such as money man-
agement, critical thinking and
nutrition. Classrooni instruc--
tion, held at the Florida:Stalte
College Camphs' in'Ytilec, helps
teens master thi' Microsoftl
Office Suite programs -
Microsoft W.d, E iA'l",r d
PowerPoint'- ._ill;iii -. i
business. ., .
Data Bustfs-also work 10
hours e:ihn-c tli ;6il ii .1i


nesses, giving them the oppor-
tunity to apply their new knowl-
edge in the workplace while
earning a paycheck.
Transportation to FSCC-Yulee
and employment sites is pro-
vided from NFCAA's
Fernandina office at 1303
Jasmine St.
Eligibility is primarily based
on gross annual household
income, which must not exceed
at 125 percent of Federal
Poverty Income Guidelines,
based on the number of mem-
bers in a household.
Applications are available at
N FCAA's office at 1303 Jasmine
St. In addition to the applica-
tion, teens must submit a copy
of their most recent report card
and two recommendation let-
ters from a teacher or guidance
counselor. Teens and their par-
ents must also schedule and
complete an interview with
NFCAA before April 29.
For more information call
1)eena Raysor at 261-0801, ext.
205.


.CLASS NOTES

Pageant rehear Ils clerks and bailiffs can sign up
through their school guidance
Coih_- i, I ,'.-hi.,r sa. uI, offices or by attending court
the Mi-,-. Shriiip l4-.tival 21111 and signing up then. To partic-
Scholai -1lipi Pagia;ini. sporn- ipate as an attorney, see
so,.id h\ i ,_. H;mpion Itin Coordinator Charles Griffin,
Suites. Aimelia Ilal/flJsiii i, who assigns the positions.
Harbor I loit Hol.I. :i ',. Ifl Volunteers must arrive betwe-
weekly Applicatiiii.- a,.- i en 5:30 and 6 p.m. For infor-
www.lii iinploqh'.ivl ,-1i1 mation call Griffin at 548-4600.
Contestants w; I Ib. .C, iIt (I
untilApril 10 1 hi: winhnIr will ACDACmeeting
receive a $1,000 scholarship Members of the communi-
during the festival on April 29. ty interested in the prevention
The pageant is open to high and elimination of underage
school juniors and seniors liv- drinking and other drug use
ing in Nassau County. For in Nassau County are invited
information call Barbara Book to attend this month's Nassau
at 583-1770 or Sandy Price at Alcohol, Crime and Drug
206-0756. Abatement Coalition (NAC-
n t DAC) meeting on April 19 at 4
TCCI e oUrtp.lm. at the County Building,
Nassau County Teen Court 86026 Pages Dairy Road in
will be held April 12 and 19 at Yulee.
the Nassau CountyJudicial NACDAC is a nonprofit
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way in coalition created to support
te.e S. f--i,,- bh .in, :ii nud >,i.,n, ag'eL ci Ug-jr'e _

'Stud- ni-n '.- i N,.-m,, C.,,inil Fri inlo'na-
invited to participate. Thpse tion visit www.nacdac.org or
wishing to be on the volunteer call Susan Woodford at 261-
jury or act as attorneys, court 5714, ext. 2616.


Kids see nature through the lens


For the second time in as
many years, the volunteers
of the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival have partnered with
the staff, volunteers and chil-
dren of the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation on a nature pho-
tography project.
As one facet of fulfilling
its goal of protecting natural
treasures through education,
Wild Amelia encourages
appreciation of nature
through photography. Each
year, the festival sponsors a
nature photography contest
for adults and children. For
more information about this
nature photography contest,
go to www.wildamelia.com.
Today is the deadline for
entries.
In an effort to interest
Boys and Girls Clubs mem-
bers in nature photography,
Wild Amelia.volunteers pro-
vide an annual training in pho-
tography basics. Additionally,
they have donated small dig-
ital cameras and photoprint-
ers to both the Miller and
Fernandina Beach Clubs.
Finally, festival volunteers and
Boys and Girls Clubs staff,
volunteers and members go
on nature hikes or photo
shoots so the children can
test their skills as nature pho-
tographers and learn more
'about Amelia Island's wild
places and wildlife as they
photograph.
Wild Amelia hopes the
nature photography experi-
ence will sensitize the chil-
dren to the beauty of the nat--
ural world and possibly make
them lifelong lovers of nature!
"Our goal isto help the kids
see,; smell and listen to
nature, take photos of it; and
through this sensory experi-
ence, come to appreciate it
always," said Wild Amelia vol-
unteer Kathy Brooks.
The fifth annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival
will be held May 20-22, offer-
ing ecotours, exhibits for
adults and children, music,
nature photography classes
for adults and children,
announcement of the
photd cofitst '.."irnn:,r, a ,-ea
turtle release,and a musical
evening under the stars at
Fort Clinch. Visit
www.wildamelia.com.


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For the second
year, Wild Amelia
Nature Festival is
partnering with the
Boys and Girls Club
of Nassau County
Foundation on a
nature photography
project. Above, festi-
val volunteer Len
Kreger points out an
interesting critter
along the Greenway to
aspiring nature pho-
tographers from the
club.
Middle left, festival
board members Kathy
Russell, far left, and
Robyn Nemes, center,
present Ms. Pinkney,
right, arts teacher at
the Fernandina Beach
Boys and Girls Club,
and some of the
club's children, with a
new photo printer for
their photography
program.
,Below left, Russell
and Nemes present
Boys and Girls Club
Miller Club staff
member Sherryl
Smith and some of
the children from the
club with a photo
printer for the chil-
dren's photos.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS


SCHOLARSHIPS


GatorClub
To help with rising cost of tuition, the
Nassau County Gator Club will offer multiple
$500 individual scholarships to selected
Nassau County seniors chosen to attend the
University of Florida for the 2011-12 school
year. For information visit
Nassaucounty@gatorclub.com.
Runners' dub
The Amelia Island Runners club is offering
scholarships to graduating Nassau County
high school seniors who are runners and were
members of their school's track or cross-coun-
try teams. One $2,000 scholarship and three
$1,000 grants are being offered. Application
deadline is April 15. For an application form
with eligibility requirements visit
AmelialslandRunners.com or call 624-0027.
NCCDC
Applications for the Nassau County
Community Development Corporation
(NCCDC) Elmo Myers Memorial Scholarship,
Peck Memorial Scholarship and the Rychard-
Lottie-Annie Cook Scholarship are available at
Fernandina Beach High School. Applications
for the NCCDC Scholarship in honor of Felix
Jones of Fernandina Beach are available at
Hilliard, West Nassau, and Yulee high schools.


Deadline is April 18. Contact your guidance
of fide or call 261-4396 or 261-4113 for informa-
tion.
ABWA
Eight Flags Charter Chapter of the
American Business Women's Association
(ABWA) is funding two scholarships thrdu.gh'
the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational
Fund (SBM EF) one for $1,000 and one for
$2,000 for tuition, books and fees. The field of
stidy is not slkecified.
Candidates must be women who are U.S.
citizens and residents of Nassau County with a
cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or
better on a 4.0 scale.
To be eligible for the $2,000 scholarship,
candidates must be a college freshman, sopho-
more, junior, senior or graduate level in August
and attending or accepted at an accredited col-
lege or university authorized to confer degrees
at least at the baccalaureate level or higher.
To be eligible for the $1,000 scholarship,
candidates also must be college fiist or second
year level in Angnus and attending or accepted
at a vocational/technical school or community
college authorized to confer associate degrees.
To apply for either scholarship send your
name and email address to Dawn Lunt at
dawn3203:4 @aitlnet. Applications must be com-
pleted by May' 15 ;t www.sbmef.org.


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CITY COMMISSION

CITY OF FERNANDINA BEACH

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing is scheduled Ior tiesdal. April 19th, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
in the City Commission Chambers, 204 Ash Street Fernandina Beach. Florida to consider the following appli-
cations:
ORDINANCE NO. 2011-08
AN ORDINANCE OFTHE CITY COMMISSION O01 TI'tE (CT' OF FER-
NANDINA BEACH, FLORIDA, AMNENDIN( SECTION 10-2 OF THE
CODE OF ORDINANCES TO DELETE RESTRICTIONS ON HOURS OF
SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ON S'NI)\Y AND DELETING
DISTANCE RESTRICTIONS FROM ClHURClIES OR SCHOOLS FOR
SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: PROVIDING FOR SEVER-
ABILTY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE I)DAT 'E.
Interested parties may appear at said hearing and be head as to thc aid i ihili ol' ainy action, which may be
considered. Any persons with disabilities requiring accoiniinodaiolns in ordel to pailicipale in this program or
activity should contact 277-7305, T'Y 277-7399. ('TY niiiumblr foi ill City olfices) or thirouteh the Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-955-8771 at least 24 hours in advance to It lvst siich accommu nodalion.
IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY Dl)( I.Sl ).\ MADIM. Y' Till ; BOARD/COMMISSION
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SSlI'CI IlliARIN(;, S/1IE WILL NEED TO
ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF TIF I 'RO)CI :IIN(;S IS MADE. WIIICII RECORD
INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE I IPON WI Il( 'I TIl APPEAL. IS TO BE BASED.
Copies of the applications may be inspected in the office of I he ( 'lik. (ily I lill. 20 I Ash Street,. between
the hours of 8:00 AM -5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Foi inl ormationii on ithe application, please contact
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FRIDAY. APRIL 8.2011 NEWS News-Leader


School registration


set for April 25-29
Registration for students in a health examination
kindergarten for the 2011-12 by a private physi
school year will be held at Bry- county health d
ceville, Callahan, Hilliard and reported on a speci
Southside elementary schools vided by the health
and Yulee Primary April 25-29. certificate of immu
Parents may use their pri- poliomyelitis, mun
vate physician or health depart- ria, rubeola, rubell.
ment clinic to meet immuniza- tetanus, varicella ai
tion and health examination B; child's Social Se
requirements,. and proof of reside
w By state law, all children who agreement, utility I
are six or will be six by Feb. 1 of The Nassau Co
any school year are required to Department will
attend school regularly during shots for children
the entire school term. A child five on or before S
who is five on or before Sept. 1 charge. Health ex
may be admitted to kinder- are available through
garten any time during the department, once
school year. A child who is six. appointment only, a
on or before Sept. 1 may be ing locations: Ferna
admitted to first grade any time Clinic, 1620 Nectar
during the school year if they 1860; Callahan Cl
have completed kindergarten. Mickler St., (904)
Transfer students must meet Hilliard Clinic, 372(
minimum promotion standards (904) 845-4761; and"
required in the Nassau County 528 Pages Dairy Ro,
Pupil Progression Plan. Parents and gu
Information required to reg- advised to call for
ister includes: birth certificate; ment as soon as po


n certificate
ician or the
department,
ial form pro-
department;
inization for
mps, dipthe-
a, pertussis,
nd Hepatitis
'curity card:
ency (lease
bill, etc.).
unty Health
administer
who will be
Sept. 1 at no
:h the health
a month, by
it the follow-
ndina Beach
mine St., 548-
inic, 45377
) 879-2306;
)3 Pecan St.,
Yulee Clinic,
ad, 548-1880.
ardians ai'e
an appoint-
ssible.


Summer VPK
Children who are or will be 5 years
old by Sept. 1 and have not attended
either a private or public school VPK
program during this school year may
register for Summer Voluntary Pre-
kindergarten program from 9 a.m.-1
p.m. April 27 at Yulee Primary School,
491-7945.
Bring verification of your address
(rent receipt, mortgage deed), child's
official birth certificate, child's Social
Security card, child's immunization
record and health examination certifi-
cate. School will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday, June 14-Aug
4 (except July 4), location to be deter-
mined. Transportation is not provided.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
If your family qualifies for federal assis-
tance, that eligibility will remain in
effect. For information call 491-9887 or
1-800-283-3463 or your local school.
Summer camp
Miss Kate's Pre K will be offering
Summer Camp for children ages 4-5 and
Summer VPK for eligible children who
did not attend a VPK program during
the current school year. Program hours
will be 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through


Friday, beginning June 16 and ending
Aug. 12. Total group enrollment will be
limited to 12 children. Camp children
can attend half-day or full day. VPK stu-
dents: no charge. Camp children: $45/
week for half-day; $65/week.for full day.
To register contact Miss Kate at mis-
skatesprek@yahoo.com or 321-0049.
Step by Step
Step by Step Learning Centers are
now registering for the summer and fall
VPK classes. The summer program will
be held at school two on Amelia Con-
course and begin May 31. Children who
qualify must turn 5 before Sept. 1, 2011,
and not have attended VPK program.
The fall program will be held at both
schools and begins Aug. 15. Children
must turn 4 before Sept. 1, 2011. Both
schools are able to complete the regis-
tration process, and the VPK program is
offered free for all students.
AIPC Preschool
Amelia Island Parent Cooperative
Preschool is registering for 2011 sum-
mer camps for ages 3-5. Each'camp is
two weeks, Monday through Friday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., limit six per camp.
Session 1 is June 20-July 1; Session 2 is
July 11-July 22; and Session 3 is July 25-


Aug. 5. Cost is $175 per session. Each
session will have a different theme. For
information or to register call 261-1161
or email info@aipcp.org.
Preschool
Amelia Island Parent Cooperative
Preschool is registering for fall 2011
classes'for 2- and 3-year-olds. Two-year-
olds attend Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $125 a month. Three-
year-olds attend Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., for
$175 a month. For information or to reg-
ister call 261-1161 or email
info@aipcp.org. Visit www.aipcp.org.
Kinderstudios
Kinderstudios is offering performing
arts summer camps, including draw-
ing/painting/set design, song and
dance and theater/drama games.
Camps are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and conclude
with a theatrical performance each
Friday at 2.30 p.m.
Limit 15 per class, with three classes
per camp: ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Pick
up registration forms at the studio. Cost
is $150 per week or $500 for all four
weeks, with 20 percent discount for sib-
lings. Lunch not provided. Payment
deadline is May 27. Call 415-0954.


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cal body pars just to name a few procedures.
The term has evolved in our present day cul-
tuie to include aesthetic (or cosmetic) proce-
dures such as breast enlargement or reduction.
abdominiplasry. facelift and eyelid surgery for
both cosmetic and reconstructive reasons.
Reconstruction of breasts after cancer or from
malformation from birth also were developed by
Plastic Surgeons and performed at Aesthetic
Center of Jacksonville.
Another question I am frequently asked is "Do
all Plastic'Surgeons do hand surgery?' All Plastic
Surgeons are trained and tested in hand surgery
as part of their 7 year post doctoral training pro-
gram The majority of Plastic Surgeons of my age
do because they were General Sugery trained
and they then went on to specialize. In my years
as a Plastic Surgeon I have cared for many vary-
ing hand injuries and treated many degenerative
problems of the'hand as well.
So as you might imagine, the specialty of
Plastic Surgery is quite broad and encompasses
all areas of the body and
interfaces with most
of the other med-
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frequently.
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Fernandina Beach at
the Baptist medical
building as well as the
office in Neptune Beach on
3rd Street. Surgical services
can be done right here at Baptist
Medical Center-Nassau. Call
904-247-0148 for appointments
to both offices.
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your plastic and reconstructive needs.


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West Nassau High School hosted a sectional weightlifting meet April 1. Pictured, clockwise from above left: Fernandina Beach High School's
Tyler York; teammate Travis Mahoney; Yulee's Matt Sweetman; his teammate Chance Cook; and FBHS lifter Omar Lopez. Lopez finished third in
the 119-pound class with 310 pounds total. Yulee's Gunnar Cox was second at 169 pounds with a 545-pound total, Justin Murphy placed sec-
ond at 183 pounds with 525 pounds and Dylan Turner was fourth at 199 pounds with 540 pounds. FBHS's Benjamin Manning was third at
239 pounds with 525 pounds lifted. Kenny Stewart of Yulee was second in the heavyweight class with 595 poimunds and FBHS's Conner
Lawrence was behind in third with a 580-pound total. Bolles had the most points at the sectional meet with 50, West Nassau was second with
38, Yulee, had 22 and FBHS 17, finishing ahead of Bishop Kenny, Trinity Christian, University Christian, Hilliard and Episcopal. Turner and
Cox qualified from Yulee for the state meet in Kissimmee April 15-16. West Nassau's Konnor Thomas, Earl Youman and Zach Jadoo also quali-
fied for state. Neither Hilliard nor Fernandina qualified a lifter for state.

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Pirates


top seed
The 14-6 Pirates shut out:
Bolles 10-0 April 1, securing
the top seed in District 3-3A.
They are 5-0 in district play. *
"We wrapped up the No. 1
seed in the district with a big
10-0 win over Bolles," said
Ken Roland, head baseball ,
coach at Fernandina Beach ,
High School.
Connor Rooney collected'
his fifth win of the season
with a four-hit, five-strikeout
performance.
Jake Foley (three hits, two
RBIs), Alex Bridwell and Bob-
by Severance (two hits a-
piece) led the Pirate attack.
Roky Matagolai doubled with
two RBIs.
"Rooney turned in an out-
standing pitching perform-
ance," Roland said. "Defen-
sively we played a good
game, turning two double
plays to Bolles' threats."
Terry Parker edged the
Pirates 4-3 Tuesday.
"A disappointing late-
inning collapse allowed Terry
Parker to come from behind
and win in the bottom of the;
seventh," Roland said. "Bob-,
by Oliver went six solid in- ;
nings, but we were unable to
cash in on opportunities..."
Severance had two singles;
Justin Miller an RBI double.;
FBHS blanked St. Pius 3-0
Wednesday.
"Excellent pitching by
Bobby Severance backed by
solid defense," Roland said.
The senior limited the At-
lanta team to three hits while
striking out six. He (RBI sin-
gle) and Davis Bean (RBI
double) drove in Pirate runs.
FBHS hostsSuwannee at 1
p.m. Saturday for the annual
"Pink Game" to benefit breast
cancer awareness.


Surf season starts Sunday first local contest at Sadler access


The forecast is just perfect
for the first local surfing con-
test of 2011 Sunday. Warm
weather, sunshine, light
winds and small-but-rideable
surf are on tap. All ages and
abilities are welcome.
Surprisingly, surf contests
in the little town of
Fernandina Beach have actu-
ally produced some world-
class competitive surfers.
Eric Hatton won the presti-
gious King of the Peak surf
contest in 1999, This contest
was also won by the greatest
pro surfer of all time, Kelly


Slater, in 1995 and 2001.
Hatton showed up as an
unknown in 1999 and pro-
ceeded to beat the pros.
Nick Isabella has consis-
tently been a top finisher at
the Eastern U.S. champi-
onships in Cape Hatteras,
N.C.
And last year, Sean
Poynter was the top-ranked
'surfer from the U.S. mainland
on the standup paddle surfing
world tour. This year for the
first time ever, there will be a
standup paddle surfing divi-
sion in the local surf contests.


While Fernandina has pro-
duced some fantastic surfers,
you don't need to be a surf
star to come out and have fun.
The majority, of competitors
are there for fun and cama-
raderie...
The contest will be held at
the Sadler Road beach access
on Sunday. It's sanctioned by
the Eastern Surfing Associa-
tion. Check in is at 7:30 a.m.
and the first heat starts at 8
a.m. For more details, email
the contest directors at
info@firstcoastsurfing.com or
call Steve at 556-7785.


BIRDIES FOR CHARITY


SUBMITrED
Tom Oden, left, and Jack Flynn encourage you to par-
ticipate in the Birdies for Charity contest in support of
the Council on Aging of Nassau County. The Council
on Aging is a local 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency.
Services provided include Meals on Wheels, COA
Transportation, In-Home Care, Adult Day Health Care
and operating two Senior Centers. Oden is a longtime
volunteer at the COA and enjoys helping deserving
Nassau County seniors. Flynn is owner of Amelia
Island Golf. He and his staff, Jim Lauerman and Ed
"The Matador" Velasquez, offer pro-line and custom
golf equipment as well as repair and other services at
their 14th Street store. Flynn notes it's easy to enter
the Birdies for Charity contest. Just guess the number
of birdies at the May 9-15 Tournament Players
Championship, Sawgrass, and make a contribution at
the same time to the Council on Aging. There were
1,560 birdies in the 2010 tournament. All donors are
entered in a drawing for two to the 2011 President's
Cup, Melbourne, Australia, and donations deadline for
this contest is May 10. Closest guess wins the trip. To
make your charitable donation go to
www.coanassau.com or call 261-0701, ext. 117. Visit
www.birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com.


Pancake sale to benefit former Pirate, father


Aaron Fisher, former football player
and assistant coach at Fernandina Beach
High School, has organized a pancake
breakfast to benefit his father, Norman,
who is in need of a kidney transplant.
The fundraiser will be from 8-10 a.m.
April 16 at Applebee's. Cost is $8.
Anyone who can't make the event but
would still like to donate may send con-
tributions to Norman Fisher, 86475
Hallway Drive, Yulee, FL 32097.

Prates clean up
The Quarterback Club will also be
holding a carwash that day to benefit the
Pirate football team. The carwash will be
from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 16 at the
Kmart in Fernandina Beach. Tickets are
$5.
Contact President Todd Willis at 753-
2028 for information or to purchase tick-
ets. Drive-ups are welcome.

Adultsatplay
The city of Fernandina Beach Parks
& Recreation Department is offering sev-
eral avenues for adult athletes.
Register May 2-24 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center for a summer
men's softball league. USSSA rules apply
with an eight-game regular season and
tournament. Games are played Monday
nights at the Ybor Alvarez softball fields
on Bailey Road. Team fee is $315 and
due May 24. A $25 late charge will be
added to team fees received after May
24. No fees accepted after May 25.
A mandatory captain's meeting is slat-
ed for 6:30 p.m. May 26. Season begins
June 7. For information, call Jason at 277-
7256, email jbrown@fbfl.org or visit
www.leaguelineup.com/fbflsoftball.
There will also be a summer women's
league. Register May 2-24 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center. Fee is is also
$315 and due May 24. Mandatory cap-
tain's in.. liri is also at 6:30 p.m. May 26


GOOD SPORTS

and the season begins June 7.
Sign up May 9-31 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center for a summer
men's flag football league. Games are
played Wednesday nights at the
Fernandina Beach athletic complex on
Bailey Road.
Let-It-Fly rules (www.letitfly.org)
apply with some locate league rules
added. Ten-game season and tourna-
ment. Team fee is $235 and due May 31.
A mandatory captain's meeting is at 6
p.m. June 2. Season begins June 8.
For information, call Jason at 277-
7256 or email jbrown@fbfl.org or.

GiS deadlineistoday
Today is the deadline for all girls ages
8-15 to register for youth softball through
the city. Age divisions are 15-and-under
and 12-and-uhder. Games begin May 9 at
the Ybor Alvarez field No. 4 on Bailey
Road. Play is Mondays and Thursdays.
Fee is $45 for city residents, $54 for
non-city, with a $5 sibling discount. Birth
certificate required for new players.
Volunteer coaches are needed.
Call Jay at 277-7350, ext. 2013, or
email jrobertson@fbfl.org.

Takea smng ford charities
The Pars for Paws Classic, the fourth
annual Nassau Humane Society benefit
golf tournament, will be held at 12:30
p.m. April 25 at Long Point at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
Format is a four-person handicap
scramble, captain's choice. Form a team
or be paired. Entry fee is $125 and
includes golf, cart, treat bag, prizes,
wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and
silent auction. Non-golfers are invited to
the evening's festivities for $30.


Email guysasanfar@comcast.net or
call 206-4092.
Golfers can take a step back in time
on the links at North Hampton for an
authentic golf experience using hickory
shaft clubs and vintage replica golf balls.
The second annual Hampton Hickory
Classic is May 21 with an 8:30 a.m. shot-
gun start. Format is a two-man scramble
from a shortened course.
Proceeds benefit Cats Angels. For
details and application, visit www.catsan-
gels.com. Deadline for entry is May 6.

Katie Rdefor Life
The Katie Caples Foundation will host
its seventh annual donor awareness
event, the Katie Ride for Life, April 16
starting from Amelia Island. The one-day
ride/walk, sponsored by the transplant
center at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, will
feature a 62-mile and 100-mile route for
avid cyclists and a choice of an 18-mile or
36-mile ride for recreational enthusiasts
of all ages.
The ride will span nine islands, in-
cluding Amelia, Big Talbdt, Little Talbot
and Fort George. The 5K and 10K walk
will loop through Fort Clinch StatePark.
Call the Katie Caples Foundation at 491-
0811, visit www.katierideforlife.org or
www.donatelifeflorid a.org.
Also the Fernandina Beach Great
Strides walk to benefit Cystic Fibrosis
will take place at 9 a.m. May 21 at Fort
Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave.
Lunch will be provided.
Check-in time begins at 8 a.m. and
the walk distance is 10K (6.2 miles).
Routes are suitable for walking, running,
strollers, wagons, bicycles, scooters and
four-legged friends. A Kid's Corner pro-
vides activities, foods and festivities.
Register at www.cff.org. Everyone
who raises at least $100 receives an offi-
cial Great Strides team T-shirt. Call (904)
733-3560.


Fernandina
Beach
surfer Mike
Nichols,
47, surfs
in Fiji a
couple
weeks ago,
warming
up for the
2011 surf
season.
The first
local con-
test is
Sunday.
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liberty Run May28
The second annual Vida Race Series
"Liberty Run" 10K/5K will take place at Omni
'Amelia Island Plantation May 28, the
-Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
Participants can race, run or walk through
the 10K or 5K courses, which have been
designed to meander through the beautiful
tree-canopied resort, shaded almost entirely
from the sun. Additionally, a one-mile fun
youth run will be held immediately after the
10K and 5K are finished, so moms, dads and
other grown-ups can encourage their pint-size
junior family members to join in the fun.
The courses will begin and end at the
Racquet Park parking lot next to the
Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast
Highway. The 10K and 5K begin at 8 a.m.
Youth fun run begins at 9 a.m.
Awards will be given to the top two male
and female winners in each age category. All
kids in the one-mile run will get an award for
finishing.
Pre-register by mail (forms can be found *
on AmelialslandRunners.com); in person
(forms available at the Health and Fitness
Center); or register directly online at Active.
corn. Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child"(.12
and under). Save $5 and pre-register before
May 14. For questions, call 277-5193.

Summerbasketball n Yulee
There will be a summer basketball league
for boys and girls at Yulee Middle School in
July. Games start July 8 and play runs
'through Aug. 6. Cost is $175 per team. -Each
team will referee games.
Email james.richards@nassau.k12.fl.us or
jonathan.ball@nassau.kl2.fl.us:

Yulee hoops camp
A summer basketball camp for boys and
girls will be held at Yulee Middle School: The
camp will offer defensive skills, drills, strate-
gies, fitness, contests and scrimmages.
Athletes going into grades 3-5 will go from
2:30-4 p.m. and grades 6-8from 4-6 p n~ July
8-9. Games and training will be from 11 30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for grades 3-5 and from 2-5
p.m. for grades 6-8 July 6, 23, 30 and Aug 6.
Cost is $10 per day for grades 3-5 and $15
for grades 6-8. ,. ;-
Email james.richards@nassau.k12'.fl.us or
jonathan.ball@nassau.k12.fl.us.
BlasttheTaxshoot
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trail in Yulee, will hold two tournaments with


the Blast the Tax shoot April 17. Register from
8-9:55 a.m. for the morning shoot and from 1-
2:30 p.m. for the afternoon tournament. Fee
is $60 ($45 for juniors). Call 548-9818 or
email clyde@ameliashotgunsports.com. Next
shoot is the Shrimp Festival shoot May 22.

Runner scholarships
The Amelia Island Runners club is offering
scholarships to graduating Nassau County
high school seniors who are runners and
were members of their school's track or cross
country teams. One $2,000 scholarship and
three $1,000 grants are being offered.
Applications must be received by April 15.
For an application form with eligibility require-
ments, visit AmelialslandRunners.com or call
(904) 624-0027.

GreatStrtdes May21
The Fernandina Beach Great Strides walk
to benefit Cystic Fibrosis will take place at 9
a.m. May 21 at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601
Atlantic Ave. Lunch will be provided.
Check-in time begins at 8 a.m. and the
walk distance is 10K (6.2 miles). Routes are
suitable for walking, running, strollers, wag-
ons, bicycles, scooters and four-legged
friends. A Kid's Comer at each walk location
provides activities, foods and festivities.
Register at www.cff.org. Everyone who
raises at least $100 receives an official Great
Strides team T-shirt. Call (904) 733-3560.

KatieRidefor Lif
The Katie Caples Foundation will host its
seventh annual donor awareness event, the
Katie Ride for Life, April 16 starting from
Amelia Island. The one-day ride/walk, spon-
sored by the transplant center-at Mayo Clinic'
Jacksonville, will feature a 62-mile and 100-,
mile route for avid cyclists and a choice of ah
>18-mile or 36-mile ride for recreational enthu-
siasts of all ages.
The ride will span nine islands, including.
Amelia, Big Talbot, Little Talbot and Fort
George. The 5K and 10K walk will loop
through Fort Clinch State Park. Call the Katie
Caples Foundation at 491-0811, visit
www.katierideforlife.org or www.donatelife-
florida.org for information.

Putt-Puttbusiness league
Putt-Putt at Main Beach is offering a busi-
ness league Tuesdays, starting April 12 for
the spring session. Fee is $259 plus tax for
the first 12 teams to enroll. Space is.limited.
Email aaron@aaronbean.com or call 753-


SMOOTH MOVE


VICKI SOMORA/SPECIAL
The Quarterback Club, with the help of Holland Construction, Roy Byrd State Farm,
Ron Anderson GMC, Fernandina Lumber & Supply, and 11 Pirate football players
moved Coach Travis Hodge, kneeling, and his family from Mustang country to Pirate
country March 19. Hodge is the new head football coach at Fernandina Beach High
School and has left his post as an assistant at Madison County. Pictured, front row
from left, are Cody Byrd, Dennis Theriault, Cole Willis, Ben Manning, Jordan Holland,
Toby Williams, Ben Venerdi, Darius Tilman, Brett McCoy, Devon Lendry, Tyler
Somora, Roy Byrd, Steve Lendry, Hunter Totzkie; back row, Mike Holland, Tom Folly,
Todd Willis and Eric Totkide.

TENNIS NEWS

Spaces are filling up fast jamboree leads to six weeks with tennis rackets, balls and
for Yulee's QuickStart free of tennis. Students meet from nets designed especially for
jamboree for 10-and-under 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday at their age group.
players (no experience need- the Yulee Sports Complex on Email Michele Maharaj
ed). Be sure to register by Goodbread Road starting @micheleniaha@msn.com for
calling 548-1472 or mailing April 20 and through May 25. further information or phone
michelemaha@msn.com. Registration is $36 per 548-1472. Visit www.yuleeten-
Sponsored by the Yulee child. Kids under 10 years old nisfoulndation.com for infor-
Tennis Foundation, the free will get hands-on experience mation.


YOUTH SOCCER
Tht- inrlpr-i 8 Amnplia 1-0 win ovr First Coast Goali eGarrett-Noble recorded


Island Riptide opened the
spring season with a three-
game winning streak in
Amelia Island Youth Soccer
action.
In its first game, the Riptide
beat Lake City 3-1 with Daniel
McCranie, Josh Lesoine and
Nathan Fischer scoring goals.
The second game was a


Soccer in Jacksonville. Devin
Lendry scored the only goal
with Tom Taylor making a ter-
rific save off the goal line to
preserve the win. Tanner
Callaway had the assist on
the winning goal.
Carter Fournet really took
charge of the defense and
had an excellent game.


his first shutout
The third game was a 6-0
win over Lake City. Taylor,
Lendry. Hudson Jordan and "
Quinn Howington all scored.
Goalies Nlobip:and Liam
Downey recorded the shutout.
Riptide's next game is at
1:30 p.m. April 10 at the
Amelia Island soccer fields.


ADULT SOFTBALL


FERNANDINABEACH
PARKS & RECREATION
DEPARTMENT
Adult co-ed softball
March 21
Crawford Jewelers 1E
--Joe's Bistro
2nd Amendment 1
Convergence 1
I'd Hit That 1
Paul Clark Ford 1


,Halftime Sports Bar
Dogstar Tavern
Kabuki
Martex Services
First Coast Crane
Anytime Fitness
Freeman Well Drillers
Nassau County Schools
Championship/O'Brady's
Sliders


First Coast Crane
Dogstar Tavern
March 23
Sliders
Martex Services
Kabuki
Anytime Fitness
Championship/O'Brady's
Dogstar Tavemrn


Joe's Bistro
I'd Hit That
Convergence
Freeman Well Drillers
Nassau County Schools
Paul Clark Ford

First Coast Crane
Halftime Sports Bar


Crawford Jewelers
2nd Amendment
Convergence
Nassau County Schools
Standings
Orange Division
Kabuki
First Coast Crane
Halftime Sports Bar
Martex Services
Champiohship/O'Brady
Anytime Fitness


Sliders 1-4
Dogstar Tavern 1-5
Blue Division
Crawford Jewelers 6-0
Freeman Well Drillers 5-1
Jod e's Bistro . .4 -
Convergence .. 3-2..
2nd Amendment 2-3
I'd Hit That 1-4
Nassau County Schools 1-5
Paul Clark Ford 0-5


Men's league football
March 24
P5 Productions
Knights
1-alftime Sports Bar
Like a Boss ...
Like a Boss
Knights
P5 Productions
Halftime Sports Bar


Standings
P5 productions 2-0
Like a Boss 1-1
Halftime Sports Bar 1-1
Knights 0-2
All games are played at the
YborAlvarez softball fields on
Bailey Road. For individual
statistics and schedules, visit
www.leaguelineup.
com/ffibilsofball.


(904) 261-0405

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OUTDOOR BRIEF.


Huntersafetycourse set
for April 16 in Nassau Comunty
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission is offering a
free hunter safety Internet-completion
course in Nassau County. Instruction is
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 16. Students
who have taken the online course and
wish to complete the classroom portion


must bring the online-completion report
with them. The location for this class
will be given to those who register in
advance by calling 386-758-0525 or
going to MyFWC.com.
All firearms, ammunition and materi-
als are provided free of charge.
Students should bring a pen or pencil
and paper. An adult must accompany
children under 16 at all times.


People born on or after June 1, 1975,
must complete the hunter safety course
before purchasing a Florida hunting
license. The FWC course satisfies
hunter safety training requirements for
all other states and Canadian provinces.
Register online and obtain informa-
'tion about future hunter safety classes
at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by
calling (386) 758-0525.


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Black drum fishing
continues to high-
light Amelia Island
fishing and drum
weighing over the 80-pound
mark continue to be caught
from area waters. Capt.
Benny Hendrix and Capt.
David Johnson boated a nice
60-pound black drum while
fishing just offshore of Main
Beach last week.
Young Jacob Jones contin-
ues to lead in the Nassau
Sport Fishing Association
Drum Tournament with his
85.68-pound drum. Martin
Holder holds down second
place with his 80.32-pound
black drum while Mike
Foster's 76.24-pound black
drum is currently in third.
"We hear of a lot of black
drum being caught," said
Don Whitman of the Bait
House. "However, the black
drums that are being landed
are just not big enough to
take over a money spot in the
current drum tournament.'
Most of the drum are running
less than Mike Foster's third-
place, 76.24-pound drum."
On Sunday il.:rn-ri..n
some 20 drum fishing boats
were anchored it ih, lip of
the St Marys south'jetty
rocks, where earlier in the
week several large drum
were landed. However, the
drum bite was super sl6w,
lacking a major migratiQn.
Offshore fishing has been
hot and heavy.for red snap-
per; you just have to vent
their air bladder and release
your red snapper. The red
snapper season continues to
be closed for an indefinite
period.
Capt. George Strait an-
chored his M:N I, 1.11 Prin-
cess" party boat recently over
one of his favorite fish havens
and had to leave because the
red snapper fishing was so
good," Becky Hogan said.
'The fishing party hooked
and released some 50 keeper-
size red snapper before mov-
ing to a second location.
"It is simply crazy why our
government will not let us
keep red snapper when the
snapper fishing stocks are.at
historic, healthy levels."
Hogan is part owner in the


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Princess."
Whiting
fishing has
been excel-
lent along
the beaches
with a mix of
pompano,
bluefish,
ON THE flounder,
WATE puppy drum
R and small
TERRY sharks feed-
LACOSS ing just
LA s behind the
.... surf. Look
for the afternoon high falling
tide to find the best surf fish-
ing action.
High tide Saturday arrives
at 12:49 p.m. with an early
morning tide arriving at 7:06
a.m.
Super-size sea trout to
seven pounds have been run-
ning along the deep edges of
the Intracoastal Waterway
and feeder creeks. Fish large
live shrimp in water.depths of:
5-15 feet. Sea trout are also
taking 1/8-ounce led head
jigs rigged with chartreuse
curly tails fished slow along
the deep dropoffs.
Area blue water fishermen:
are anxiously waiting for
good numbers of dolphin to
show up at the "Big Break."
"It may be a few weeks
before the big run of dolphin
shows up offshore," Hendrix
said. "I know of a lot of blue
water fishermen who are
waiting patiently for the dol-
phin season."
Bass are beginning to
become active in Lofton
Creek and weighing to five
pounds. Look for some giant
Florida trophy bass to come
from this small freshwater
tidal river during the next few
months.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches,
which will be published in this
space on Fridays. Email pho- '
tos to bjones@fbnewsleader
corn, 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. Call
Beth Jones at 261-3696.


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FRIDAY. APRIL 8.2011
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA


ARC celebrates artistic talents


Show and reception April 21


SUBMITTED
Tenor saxophonist and .*
scholarship recipient John
Sheard.


Preview


Jazz Fest


May 12

For the News-Leader
The Les DeMerle Amelia
Island Jazz Festival will kick
off its 2011 schedule with a
special Festival Preview and
Scholarship Benefit Concert
on Thursday, May 12 from 7-9
p.m. at the new Amelia ,
Community Theatre, 209
Cedar St. in Fernandina
Beach.
The event will showcase a
sensational 18-year-old
Jacksonville native,tenor sax-
ophonist John Sheard, the
winner of this year's AIJF Jazz
Scholarship..The selected
honoree will perform on the
bandstand with a seasoned
group of professionals during
the concert, the proceeds
from which will help fund the
festival's ongoing scholarship
program.
The show will also
announce the 2011 festival
lineup along with plans for
new venues and extended
concerts, and it will preview
music to be heard from a vari-
ety of acts set for this year
from Oct. 2-9. In addition to.
Sheard, the program will fea-
ture The Dynamic Les
DeMerle Jazz All-Stars, with
vocalist Bonnie Eisele, former
Ray Charles sideman Al
Waters (saxophone/flute),
plus Marvin Ferebee (trum-
pet), Eric Lofgren (piano),
Ernie Ealum (bass), DeMerle
JAZZ Continued on 3B


For the News-Leader
Artistic talent
abounds at ARC
Nassau in Yulee. A
group of develop-
mentally disabled individuals
who participate in ARC's art
classes have created colorful,
one-of-a-kind art on canvas
masterpieces that will be for
sale during ARC's first-ever
Art Show & Reception on
April 21 from 4-8 p.m. at the
Waterwheel Gallery on
Amelia Island. All art show
proceeds will directly benefit
ARC's programs.
"Our on-campus art class-
es have encouraged our
clients to express their cre-
ativity through painting on
canvas, which has resulted in
some of the most unique,


imaginative pieces of art that
truly rival professional
artists!" said Faye Johnson,
ARC Nassau executive direc-
tor. "We are excited to give
the community the opportu-
nity to purchase these color-
ful works of art, while raising
much-needed funds for our
nonprofit agency."
ARC Nassau is committed
to providing quality pro-
grams to the county's devel-
opmentally disabled adults
who attend ARC's Adult Day
Training. The art project has
proven to be a successful
partnership with the commu-
nity and a valuable benefit to
the individuals.
"Teaming with the com-
munity to help us provide
ARC Continued on 3B


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One of ARC Nassau's students proudly displays his art on canvas masterpieces, which
will be for sale along with the works of others at the ARC Art Show & Sale on April 21
at the Waterwheel Gallery on Amelia Island.


SUBMITTED
"Morning's at Seven," a comedy by Paul Osborn, plays tonight and April 9, April
14-17 and 21-23 at Amelia Community Theatre, 201 Cedar St., Fernandina
Beach. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. The box office is open
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays, and two hours before
curtain on show dates. For information, call 261-6749 or email actheatre@att.net.



'Funny, fast-paced' favorite

Ensemble cast in 'Morning's at Seven' at ACT


RYAN SMITH
News-Leader
Amelia Community Theatie's website
describes Paul Osborn's "Morning's at
Seven" as "'Golden Girls' meets 'Desperate
Housewives.'" The comedy opened in 193.9
to a disappointing run of only 44 perform-
ances, but gained new life when a 1980
Broadway revival won three Tonys and six
Drama Desk awards. A 2002 revival
i received nine Tony nominations. Now the
newfound classic is playing at ACT.
"It's like the play has become more
attractive to people," director Sinda Nichols
said. "Seventy years later, it's being done
more now than then."
The play takes place in a small


Midwestern town in 1939 and concerns the
families of four sisters who've lived there all
their lives.
"The story revolves around what hap-,
pens when Homer, the son of Ida, finally
brings home his girlfriend of 11 years,"
Nichols said. "Over the course of 24 hours,
people move out of their homes and into
other homes at an alarming rate. The family
gets reconfigured a lot; there's a lot of com-
ing arid going. ... Suffice to say, not all is as
it seems, and that's all I'm going to say. If
you want to know what's really going on in
these two idyllic-looking houses, you'll have.
to come and see for yourself."
Nichols said the play was a challenge to
ACT Continued on 2B


ArtrageousArtwalk

Saturday downtown
The Blue Door Artists will feature the new work of
Theresa Daily during the month of April, with a special Second
Saturday showcase on Saturday as part of the Artageous
Artwalk.
Her new works demonstrate a transition from her more real-
ist paintings to a new, semi-realistic, impressionistic approach
resulting in colorful abstract land-
scapes literally dripping with mood
and atmosphere. A new 48- by 48-inch
painting will be showcased and is part "'B.
of a new "Horizons" series that builds. .
and expands upon her "Beach" series.
Pictured is "Spontaneous Simplicity,"
part of the new series.
The Blue Door gallery and studios '.
are located at 205 1/2 Centre St in '
downtown Fernandina Beach. (Look
for the blue doors between Seattle's Best Coffee and
Go Fish leading to the colorful staircase.) Regular hours
F ----------, are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
S..... For information, call 556-7783.
,, ',.' '- "Holliday at Indigo," featuring calli-
"^ *graphic paintings by Eliza Holliday, is
S' an ongoing exhibit at Indigo Alley
p"E f ,' '1 Tavern & Gallery, 316 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach.
., i As part of a reception for her exhib-
r ,' it, Holliday will present Jazz Lines, a
~ performance of calligraphic writing to
S., music, at Indigo Alley at 6 p.m. on
Saturday during the Second Saturday
Artrageous Artwalk.
For information about Holliday visit
www.letterist.com and www.theletterist.blogspot.com. Contact
her at 556-2517 or 277-4834.
The public is invited to a Nouveau Art Reception at the
Island Art Association Gallery on Saturday from 5-8 p.m.
A new juried show, 'Traveled Roads," is on view. Well-
known local artist William Maurer judged the show.
Artists will be present and awards given for Best of Show as
well as first through third place. Bill Beck, woodcraftsman, is
featured artist for this month. The gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St, Fernandina Beach. Call 261-7132 or visit
www.islandartorg.
For information on other events, see the Art/Galleries cal-
endar page 3B.


ONTHE


White Oak Conservation Center presents the
annual 'A Celebration of White Oak" fundraising
event, April 10 from 1-
5:30 p.m.
The highlight will be
a Cheetah Run, fol-
lowed by tours of the
center, presentations b\
staff and dinner along
the St. Marys River. A
silent auction will
include behind-the-scenes experiences at White
Oak Conservation Center.
Tickets are $200. Call 225-3396 or visit
www.whiteoakconservation.org/events. Of the
ticket price. $100 is tax-deductible. White Oak
Conservation Center is located at 581705 White
Oak Road in Yulee.

( li Ht H N'I M ti. '
The Duncan Lamont Clinch Historical Society
will meet at the Nassau County Courthouse on
Centre Street at 7:30 p.m. April 11. Judge Robert
Foster, Circuit Court Judge for Nassau County,
will be the guest speaker. He was appointed to
the circuit bench in 1988. In 1994. except for a
three-year hiatus in Clay County. he has served as


Nassau County's administrative judge. Foster will
share his knowledge of the his-
torical courthouse he assisted
in the courthouse restoration
and was instrumental in collect- ...
ing donations of historical
pieces from local citizens. He
also has gathered dozens of pho
tographs and paintings of the
courthouse, displayed in the chambers of Judge
Brian Davis.

W1l1), NIT ON TU11{'I 1
Mary Duffy. president of Amelia Island Sea
Turtle Watch. and Sandra Baker-Hinton. coordi-
nator of Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch at Fort
Clinch State Park. will be the featured speakers at
Wild Amelia Nature Festival's sixth "Wild Nite"
nature forum on April
12 at 7 p.m. at the Peck
Center. 516 South
10th St.. Fernandina ,4
Beach. "
The program is free
and open to the pub-
lic of all ages and will
focus on the volunteer work of Amelia Island Sea
Turtle Watch, an organization dedicated to col-
lecting data about sea turtle nesting and helping


endangered sea turtles survive on this island.
For more information about the Wild Nites and
the Wild Amelia Nature Festival, a three-day cele-
bration of the wild places and wildlife of Amelia
Island, visit www.wildamelia.com. Registration is
now under way for all phases of the festival.


The Amelia Island Museum of History. 233 S.
Third St., invites the public to its next 3rd Friday
on 3rd Street
presentation on '
April 15 at 6 p.m.
featuring Nick
Deonas dis-Jo
cussing the long .
and rich tradition
of local boat build- -_ ------ _-,.
ing. The Deonas
family and other early Greeks that settled in
Fernandina brought their masterful ship-building
skills with them. These skills would help drive the
local economy and help Fernandina establish
itself as the birthplace of the modern shrimping
industry. Come discover the rich local tradition of
wooden boat building in Fernandina. Admission
is free for museum members, with a $5 suggested
donation for non-members. For information con-
tact Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102.


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OUT AND ABOUT


SPECIAL EVENTS

The Friends of the
Library Book Sale will be
held at the Peck Center, 516
South 10th St., Fernandina
Beach, from 9:30 a.m.-5
p.m. today
and from -
9:30 a.m.-3
p.m. April 9,
with fire-sale rcnd
markdowns Librari
early
Saturday FERNANDINA BEACH
afternoon.
Choose from books, audio
books, magazines, videos,
CDs, DVDs, vinyl records,
children's books, games and
puzzles with prices ranging
from 50 cents to $3 for most
items. Get there early to
examine specially priced first
editions and other special col-
lections. Proceeds from the
sale benefit the Fernandina
Beach library.
* *
The 11th annual Kids'
Fun Day, sponsored by the
Fernandina Beach High
School Interact Club, will be
held from 10:30 a.m.-1:30
p.m. April 9 In Central Park
on Atlantic Avenue for ages 3-
7. Enjoy games, prizes, and
art center, jumpy fun houses,
field play area, face
painting/tattoos and more. All
events are free. Children must
be accompanied by an adult.
-
"Lifting Up Our Voices
Through Time," a free com-
munity program presented
by the Friends of the
Library in conjunction with
the Florida Humanities
Council on April 9 at 7:30
p.m., will remember Trinity
United Methodist Church's
history and the friendship
between the congregation
and community that was
responsible for the building
repairs in 2000 and preserva-
tion of its treasured stained
glass windows.
Interspersed with music by
the Songspinners, the pro-
gram speakers will be the
Rev. Mark G. Garvin, pastor,
Valerie Baker of Trinity United,
Thea Seagraves of the Amelia
Island Museum of History and
Kirk Reber of Creative
Glassworks. " -. .' -,
The event will.be.held: t .: ''
the church, comer of Ash and
Eighth streets.
* *
The American Legion
Auxiliary Post 54, 626 S.
Third St., will hold its
monthly Spaghetti Night on
April 9 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner
includes spaghetti, salad and
garlic bread for a $5 donation.
To-go dinners available. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Auxiliary.
* *
The St. Michael Academy
Garage Sale will be held
today and April 9 from 8
a.m.-noon at the Fernandina
Beach Airport McGill
Aviation hangar. Shop for
household items, furniture, .
clothing, etc.

Enjoy "Shipwreck Day,"


the city of Fernandina
Beach's first annual com-
munity yard sale, on April 9
from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the
Atlantic Recreation Center.
Browse more than 40 booths
offering new and used items
for sale and eat at the food
court offering breakfast items,
hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks
and other tasty treats. For
information call Jay at 277-
7350, ext. 2013.
* *
The Amelia Island
Museum of History will hold
its annual History Alive
Spring fundraiser at
Pepper's Restaurant, 520
Centre St., Fernandina
Beach on April 10 at 5 p.m.
Enjoy a Mexican buffet with
one drink, a Mariachi band, a
Spanish guitar player and
several first-person presen-
ters. Tickets are $30 and
available at the museum, 233
S. Third St., or by phone at
261-7378, ext. 102. Seating is
limited. The fundraiser will
support the Arthur K. and
Margery Huston Freas
Children's Initiative to expand
programming and exhibits for
children. Visit ameliamuse-
um.org.


The Pink Ribbon Ladles
will meet on April 11 at 6
p.m. in the Conference
Room at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. Liz Kawecki,
president/director of YYoga of
Fernandina Beach, will dis-
cuss yoga specifically for
breast cancer survivors, chair
yoga and relaxation exercis-
es. For information contact
Isobel Lyle at 321-2057.
* *
Sliders Restaurant will
host a live auction to bene-
fit Big Brothers Big Sisters
on April 11 at 6:30 pm.
Aaron Bean will be the auc-
tioneer. The community is
invited. To donate something
for the auction, contact Myra
Davenport at (404) 259-8385.

The next WIN WIN net-
working meeting is April 11
at 6:30 p.m., hosted by
Carolyn Lockhart of
Prudential Chaplin Williams
Realty, 402 Centre St. Bring
a $10 check payable to
Wowterr in Nastau'helping'"
Wohieri in Need and an appe-
tizer or dessert to share. Non-
alcoholic beverages will be
provided. Or bring a bottle of
wine to 'share and brochures
and business cards'to distrib-
ute. Door prizes optional. The.
group meets the second
Monday of each month at a
different business. To RSVP
or for information contact
Connie at 759-0745 or con-
nie@winwinnassau.com. Visit
winwinnassau.com.

The Amelia Island Sea
Turtle Watch, Inc. will hold
its organizational meeting
on April 13 at 6:30 p.m. in
the Media Center of
Fernandina Beach High
School on Citrona Drive.
Anyone interested in volun-
teering for the 2011 sea turtle
nesting season monitoring
program is welcome to attend.


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MUSIC NOTES


Chamber music
Amelia island will celebrate the 10th
season of the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival (www.aicmf comn)
between May 20 and June 19, with
more than 50 internationally acclaimed
artists and 20 performances in intimate
settings around the island The sched-
ule can be viewed at www.aicmf.com
Tickets may be purchased online or by
calling 261-1779. Get 10 percent off for
three to five performances and 20 per-
cent off for six or more concerts.
Story&Song
Three of Nashville's most stellar and
successful songwriters. Don Henry,
Sally Barns and Tom Kimmel, now per-
form together as The Waymores 'An
Evening of Story & Song," hosted Dy
Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman and the
Founders of St. Peter's, welcomes The
Waymores April 9 at 8 p.m. in Bums
Hall at St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Tickets are $15 and available at pro-
gram.sponsors First Coast Community
Bank, 1750 14th St., and Mixed Media,
A1A at Amelia Island Parkway For infor-
mation visit Waymores net or call 277-
2664
Taste of the Blues'
Free monthly concerts will be held
from 7:30-10 p.m at Caf6 Karlbo, 27 N.
Third St., leading up to the Amelia
Island Blues Festival Sept. 16 and 17
Preview concerts will be held April 14,
May 19, June 16, July 14, Aug 18 and
Sept. 8.
For information visit www ameliais-
landbluesfest.com.
JazzatGennao's
Join the Dynamic Les DeMerle Jazz
Trio featuring Bonnie Eisele as they
return home from a three-month cruise
contract in the Caribbean, in the Les
DeMerle Jazz Party Lounge of
Gennaro's South, 5472 First Coast


Lighthouse

Day April 16.

Celebrate Florida
Lighthouse Day on April 16'
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Lighthouse in
Fernandina Beach. Florida
lighthouse Day was created
in 2006 to recognize all of
Florida's lighthouses and this
year organizers are celebrat-
ing Amelia's 172nd anniver-
sary. Admission is free but
children must be accompa-
nied by an adult Climbing
isn't allowed but the base, oil-
house and grounds will be
open. Learn more about the
Florida lights and how you
can help preserve its historic
lighthouses.


For information call 583-1913.
Visit www.ameliaislandsea-
turtlewatch.com.
* *
The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly "steak night"
at the American Legion
Post, 626 S. Third St., from
5-7 p.m. April 16. Dinner
includes a steak cooked to
order, baked potato, corn on
the cob, salad and a roll for a
$10 donation. To-go dinners
available. All proceeds go to
programs sponsored by the
American Legion Riders,
Chapter 54.

A Yulee High School
reunion for the classes of
1939 to 1965 will be held on
April 16 from 5-9 p.m., with a
50's theme cookout at the
home of Richard Wilson in
North Jacksonville. The meal
is $10 per person. Tickets are
available at Southeastern
Bank in Yulee or by mail from
Ruth Brewer, 96145
Blackrock Road, Yulee, FL
32097. For information call
261-5958.

"Chocolate for Charities"
will-be held April 16 from 1-
5 p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church Fellowship Hall, St.
Marys, Ga. Chocolate delica-
cies in all forms will be avail-
able to taste and to purchase
and awards will be given for
creativity, presentation and
taste in two categories: ama-
teur and professional. Tickets
are $3, available at the door,
and include three samples
and the opportunity to pur-
chase homemade chocolate
desserts, vendor-provided
treats and a variety of craft
items. Proceeds will benefit
Camden County charities. For
information contact the St.
Marys Convention and
Visitors Bureau at (912) 882-
4000 or 866-868-2152. Visit
www.StMarysWelcome.com.
* *
A "Spring Festival" will
be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 16 at the waterfront
Spark In St. Marys, Ga.
Contact Kenyatta Compton at
(912) 882-4269 for details.

The seventh annual
"Gathering at Geechee


Hwy Apnril 15and 16 at 7 and 9pm
Music charge is $10 Call 491-1999 for
tickets and reservations
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee. 207 Centre
St. hosts a music circle on S4turdays
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 Tavern
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second St
Salfwater Grass tonight. kLoB April 9,
Karl W Davis and Jim Barcaro April 10,
Claiborne Shepherd April 14, and 10Ih
Concession April 15 Visit Dog Star on
Facebook Call 277-8010
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle 14 S. Third Si,
live music Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead
Karaoke is now on Sunday nights
with Daddy "0" DJ. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Hammerheadbar Islandbbq
Horizons
Horizons restaurant, 4828 First
Coast Hwy, in the Palmetto Walk
Shops, live music Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays. Call 321-2430. Visit
www.horizonsamelia island.com
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Rhz-Carlton.
Amelia Island
Indigo Alley
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St,
Frankie's Jazz Jam the first Tuesday of
every month, other three Tuesdays,
Acoustic in the Round at 7 p m second
and third Wednesdays. Indigo Film
Club; open mike night Thursdays at
7:30 p.m.; live music Fridays and


Kunda" will be held April 16
from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at 622
Ways Temple Road,
Riceboro, Ga., to celebrate
the rich culture and legacy of
Gullah Geechee people.
Experience the accurate por-
trayal of the culture by world-
class folklorists, storytellers,
ring shout experts, conjur-
ers/medsin fey experts, musi-
cians, artists, Native American
culture keepers, genealogists
and more. Performances
begin at noon. Also enjoy a
variety of dishes.
For information call (912)
884-4440, (912) 272-8061 or
(912) 220-0170. Email
jim@bacote.com, dayclean-
hhi@yahoo.com or gullahjour-
ney@yahoo.com. Vendors or
sponsors should call (912)
884-4440, (912) 272-8061 or
email jim@bacote.com.
* *
The Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival will
host a volunteer meeting on
April 19 from 5:15-6:15 p.m.
at 1890 South 14th St. to
place volunteers in available
2011 festival positions, includ-
ing transportation chair, office,
staffing chair, program ad
sales and publicity follow-up,
program notes, page turning
committee, computer tasks
and more. RSVP to 261-1779
or office@aicmf.com.
* *
* The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. April 19 at
the Fernandina Beach
Police Department-
Community Room, 1525
Lime St. Ann Staley of
Jacksonville will present,
"Hatched, Matched, and
Dispatched: Vital Record
Research," on the history of
registration; vital record types;
finding records in federal,
state and county facilities; and
locating vital information in
non-governmental resources
such as Bibles, journals/dia-
ries, newspapers, churches
and cemeteries. She also will
explore ways 21st century
genealogists can address the
onslaught of privacy issues
when trying to further their
knowledge of family history.
* *
The Nassau County
Retired Educators


Saturday at 8 p m Call 261-7222
Kelley's
Larry & The Backtracks perform
every Thursday from 6-9 p.m at
Kelley's Courtyard Cafe. 19 S Third St.
Call 432-8213
O'Kanes
O'Kanes Irish Pub and Eatery. 318
Cenlre St free trivia each Monday at
7 30 p.m., wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6-30 p m, with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment, dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7 30-11.30 p m ; the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8 30 p m.-midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8'30 p.m -12-30 a.m. Call
261-1000 Visit www.okanes com
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St.,
live entertainment most nights Contact
bill@ hepalacesaloon com, visit www.
thepalacesaloon com or call 491-3332.
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave live entertainment every
nighi on the patio (weather permitting),
Macy's play live 6-9 p.m every
Wednesday for Wing Night; Instant
Groove on stage tonight from 7-11 p.m.
Call 310-6904. Visit
www SandyBonomsAmelia.com.
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar. 3199
South Fletcher Ave.. Andy Haney
tonight: Richard Stratton April 9, Richard
Smith April 10, Andy Haney April 11;
Kent Kirby April 12, DJ Roc April 13;
Brian April 14, and Reggie Lee April 15.
Music is 5-9 p.m. weeknights and 6-10
p m weekends and 1-5 p m. Sunday.
Bingo on Mondays and trivia on
Thursday at 6:30 p m. in the inside bar.
Call 261-5711


Association will enjoy a
trolley ride and historic tour
of the area on April 19 at 11
a.m., followed by a Dutch
treat lunch at a local restau-
rant. Call Nancy Johnson at
225-5570 to reserve your seat
or for details.

The Cummer Museum of
'Art & Gardens, 829 River--
side Ave., Jacksonville,
presents its Talks and Tea
Lecture' Series April 20 or
21 at 1:30 p.m. In celebration
of-the 50th anniversary of the
museum, join staff to discuss
works collected by Ninah
Cummer. Seated gallery talk
with tea reception immediately
following. Seating is limited
and pre-registration is
required. Cost is $6 and
includes admission to the
museum and gardens. Call
(904) 355-0630 to register.

THEATRE

Amelia Community
Theatre is reserving a spe-
cial walkway outside the
front entrance to the Main
Stage theatre for commem-
orative bricks that can bear
your name, the name of
your business or whomever
you designate. For a $250
donation, your brick can honor
the theater's past and be a
permanent part of its future.
For more information and.
details on specific engraving
visit www.ameliacommuni-
tytheatre.org or call 261-6749.
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Amelia Community
Theatre will hold an organi-
zational meeting for its new
Teen Theatre Troupe at 10
a.m. April 9 at 209 Cedar St.
Ages 12-19 are invited to
attend. Plans will be made for
future meetings, workshops
and productions. For more
information, contact the the-
ater at 261-6749 or email
actheatre@att.net.
* *
The Citrus Cel Animation
Firkh Festival ("Citrus Cel"),
spotlighting animation as a
creative and commercial
force with three days of
screenings, an exhibit, a
competition and parties, Is
today through April 10 at the
5 Points Theatre and The
Cummer Museum of Art and
Gardens in Jacksonville.
Details on headlining films,
exhibit hours, ticket passes
and registration is available at
www.citruscel.com.
* *
The University of North
Florida's Department of
English, in conjunction with
the city of Atlantic Beach,
presents "The Tempest"
under the stars on the UNF
Green tonight through April
10 at 8 p.m., with music
beginning at 7:30 p.m. Bring
chairs and a picnic supper.
Tickets are $10 or $5 for sen-
iors and students with a valid
ID. Call (904) 620-2878, or
purchase at the gate begin-
ning at 7:30 p.m. Parking is
available at the UNF Fine Arts
Center Parking Garage
(Building 44). In .case of rain
the play will move to the
Robinson Theatre.
Additional performances


will be held at Russell Park in
Atlantic Beach on April 15 and
16 at 8 p.m., weather permit-
ting, with live music beginning
at 7:30 p.m., free and open to
the public. Bring chairs and a
picnic dinner. In case of rain,
there will be one Atlantic
Beach performance at 8 p.m.
on April 17 at Russell Park.
For information contact Linda
Gihsberg at (904) 246-4061.
* '
Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the moving drama "The
Diary of Anne Frank" at 7
p.m. April 11 and 13 at 207
Cedar St. Five men and five
women are needed for the
cast. Three of the characters
are teenagers. Performances
will be in June and Charles
Horton will direct the show.:
For information contact the
theater at 261-6749.

"Offices," three comedic
plays by Joel Coen, will be
presented April 14 at 7:30
p.m., April 15 and 16 at 8
p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m.
' at Florida State College at
Jacksonville, South
Campus, Nathan H. Wilson
Center for the Aits, 11901
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville.
The play features 22 stu-
dent actors, a student
set/lighting designer and 10
crewmembers from all areas
of the First Coast, directed by
Professor of Theatre Ken
McCulough.
Tickets are $10 adults; $5
for FSCJ faculty, staff and stu-
dents; and $8 for seniors and
military. Call (904) 646-2222..
For audiences age 17 and
older.
* *
Auditions for actors of
all ages a "Shakespeare
Sampler" of sonnets,
monologs and short scenes
will be performed by the RAIN
Players at the Rain Resale
store in the Harris Teeter
shopping mall on April 23 from
1-4 p.m. Auditions will be indi-
vidually scheduled. Call 583-
2870.

MUSEUMS

Join the Amelila Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-
wise historic pubs and
bars. It's a great way to see
Fernandina and learn about
its history. Tickets are $25 per
person (must be 21, must
show ID); tour begins at the
historic train depot in down-
town Fernandina Beach.
Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 orThea@ameliamu-
seum.org.
* *
The ghost tour begins at
6 p.m. every Friday. Meet
your guide in the cemetery
behind St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave: Tickets may be
purchased at the Amelia -
Island Museum of History for
$10/adults and $5/students.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext. 105 or Thea@ameliamu-
seum.org for more informa-
tion.







FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2011 LEISURE News-Leader


St. Marys t

For the News Leader
Where does one go to find a skull from
"Pirates of the Caribbean," or a mummy leg
from Universal Pictures' "The Mummy"? One
could go to a Hollywood studio's bone yard or,
perhaps, a major prop warehouse. Or for those
who live in or visit the Coastal Georgia area,
they can simply go to the new St. Marys Film
Museum at 300 Osborne St. in downtown St.
Marys, Ga.
The St. Marys Film Museum, a new addi-
tion to the line-up of attractions in St. Marys,
will open Saturday, April 16 with an open
house for the public from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Refreshments will be served, and a dedication
ceremony and ribbon cutting will be held at
noon. The museum will continue to be open,
thereafter, every Saturday and Sunday from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Film Museum is a project of the
Coastal Georgia Film Alliance (CGFA), the
organization responsible for bringing the


:o open film

recent filming of "Eye of the Hurricane,"
(a feature film starting Campbell Scott and
Melanie Lynskey), and two TV pilot projects
to the area. According to CGFA co-founder
and chair Doug Vaught, the museum exempli-
fies part of the organization's mission to
"encourage education and appreciation of the
film industry."
"The Film Museum is a project we've been
working on since the inception of the Film
Alliance in 2010," Vaught said. "And now,
thanks to the support and contributions by
local citizens and the hard work of the Film
Alliance board of directors, the museum has
come to life." Vaught cited Joe and Terra
Lucent as one example of the many people
who came forward to bring the attraction to
the city. The Lucents donate the space where
the Film Museum is housed.
Displays such as the skull and the
mummy's leg, along with others that include
boots worn in "Armageddon" and memorabilia


i museum April 16


from blockbusters like "Sea Biscuit" and
"Angels and Demons," were purchased with
funds raised at last fall's Hollywood Nights
Film Gala. Other items including a Mary
Pickford display and circa 1920s theater archi-
tectural elements were contributed by local
supporters of the museum.
Barbara Ryan, Film Alliance co-founder and
vice chair, said kudos should go to all those
who have stepped forward to help create such
an interesting attraction that both visitors and
residents can enjoy.
"It's a little sliver of Hollywood right here in
the Low Counitry," Ryan said. "Our plans are
to have revolving exhibits so that residents
will have a reason to visit the museum several
times a year." Ryan (who is also chair of the St.
Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau) said the
museum will enhance an already impressive
collection of museum experiences that draw
tourists to St. Marys.
"We already have the Submarine Museum,


the Orange Hall Hbuse Museum and the
Cumberland Island National Seashore
Museum," Ryan said. "Add to that the
museum-like experiences that visitors can
enjoy at the Cumberland Island Visitors
Center and the new St. Marys Welcome
Center, and you've got more museum attrac-
tions than many towns four times the size of
St. Marys."
St. Marys Tourism Director Angela Wigger
agreed.
"The number of visitors to our welcome
center has skyrocketed since we set up our
new location near the waterfront," Wigger
said. "Having the Film Museum will give our
visitors one more reason to explore our city
and discover all our great shops and restau-
rants."
To volunteer at the museum call Kelly
Davis at (912) 674-4052. For more information
about the Coastal Georgia Film Alliance, visit
www.coastalgeorgiafilm.org.


ART/GALLERIES

Slightly Off Centre Gallery, 218C Ash St., Fernandina
Beach, is hosting a small Trunk Sale of SKIFO clothing for a
limited period of time. A selection of sweaters, funky pants
and tops are available, along with some color swatches for
custom orders. Call 277-1147.
* *
Award-winning photographer Leonard Messifieo will be
presented at an invitation-only exhibit at the 7th Street
Gallery in Fernandina Beach on April 9 and 16. Those inter-
ested in attending may call Deb Cottle for reservations at
261-2712. To see Messineo's work visit
lensnaturephotos.com.
* *
The Plantation Artists' Guild & Gallery will host
Jacksonville artist Nadine Terk in an all-day workshop April
11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a morning lecture and after-
noon individual portfolio critiques. Cost is $28 (limit 30jpeo-
ple), lurich not included. The workshop will be held at the
gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle at the Spa and Shops at
Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Mail or drop off checks,
payable to the Plantation Artists' Guild & Gallery, to hold
your reservation. A registration form (for Terk to get to
knew you and your art) is available at the gallery or call 432-
1750 to have one mailed.

The 8th Annual Art and Craft Show and Sale is a show-
case for local artisans and crafters that will include the work
of painters, photographers, fabric artists, jewelry designers
and other mixed media artists. The event will be held from 9
a.m.-3 p.m. April 16 in Maxwell Hall behind Memorial United
Methodist Church at 601 Centre St. Delicious home-baked
goods for sale. Lunch available for purchase. The event is
sponsored by the Memorial United Methodist Women. No
admission charge.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, presents Art Adventures on Saturdays.
On April 16 from 10:30 a.m. to noon children ages 3 to 5 and
their favorite adult will examine the photographs in A Genius.
for Place exhibit and create a paper collage that mimics a
black and white photograph. Pre-registration is required.
Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, per pair, per
class. For information or to register call (904) 355-0630.
* *$
Diane Hamburg, mixed media/fiber artist and menfber of
the Island Art Association, is offering "Exploration in
Surface Design on Fabric," three classes in surface design at
the Island Art Association, 18 N. Second St., from 9 a.m.-
noon April 18, May 23 and June 23.
Designed for the beginner to the advanced surface
designer, the classes will feature experimentation of adding
or subtracting paint/dye to fabric in various ways: block-
printing, stamping, screening and batiking.
April will feature printmaking with natural items, hand-
made and recycled print tools; May, easy silk screening; and
June, soy wax batik. Cost is $35 per class, check or credit
card prior to class, materials supplied except for fabric.
Contact Hamburg at 261-9229 or
dianehamburg@comcast.net.
* *
Egg tempera artist Koo Schadler will give a demonstra-
tion on the technique at 7 p.m. April 21 at The Plantation
Artists' Guild & Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle at the Spa
and Shops at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. The public is
invited. Call the gallery at 432-1750.
* *
Amelia Island Artists Workshop is sponsoring "Life in
Egg Tempera" with Koo Schadler, a painting workshop in
one of the most ancient art forms, April 22-26 at The
Plantation Artists' Guild & Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle.
Cost is $650, plus $60 for materials. The workshop is
open to all levels of experience. For information or registra-
tion call 415-3900 or 491-8040, or visit www.ameliais-
landartistsworkshop.com.

The Island Art Association Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., will hold free art classes,.led by Diane Hamburg,
on April 23 from 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for
ages 6-9, and from 1-2:15 p.m. for ages 10-14. All instruction
and materials are provided thanks to donations from the
Woodcock Foundation of Jacksonville and the Plantation
Ladies Association, Amelia Island. Sign up at the gallery. Call
261-7020.
* *
A Genius for Place: American Landscapes of the Country
Place Era, organized by the Library of American Landscape
History in Amherst, Mass., is on view through April 29 at
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville.
A Genius for Place features large-format photographs by
photographer Carol Betsch of many well-known American
estates, including: Gwinn and Stan Hywet Hall in Ohio,
Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., Delaware's
Winterthur, the Edsel Ford Grosse Pointe Shores estate in
Michigan, Val Verde in California and Naumkeag in
Massachusetts.
The exhibition helps put The Cummer's own 2.5 acres of
historic riverfront gardens into context. Developed by the
Cummer family more than 100 years ago, the museum's gar-
dens are prime.examples of the Country Place era in Florida.
Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.
Call (904) 356-6857.
* *
Amelia Pottery Work and More is offering classes in
hand-building pottery, wheel-throwing pottery, beginning
two-point perspective drawing, beginning still life drawing
and other classes. Instructor is Jim Tipton. For a schedule of
classes visit www.ameliapotteryworks.com. Call 753-0608 or
come by 821 S. Eighth St.
* *
William Maurer meets at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Amelia
Island Coffee Shop for outdoor sketching around town, for
those who want to draw or also improve their paintings. Call
261-8276.
* *
Kathleen Maurer's beginner acrylic painting class will be
starting soon, for beginner or advanced painters. All wel-
come. Call 261-8276.


Weekend to feature all things butterfly

Butterflies will be the theme at a May plants, organic gar- copy of The Butterfly's Daughter and a gift
10 breakfast event at St. Peter's Episcopal den supplies and of milkweed seeds for your garden.
Church in Fernandina Beach. New York sustainable land- Breakfast starts at 9 a.m., with a butterfly
Times bestselling author Mary Alice scape design servic- garden demonstration immediately fol-
Monroe will launch her newest book, The es. lowing.
Butterfly's Daughter. L The Butterfly's For tickets or information contact
Amelia Island caterer Leslie Boline .E. Daughter, Monroe's Dickie Anderson at dickie.anderson@
Gilchrist promises an incredible break- newest book, like gmail.com or 556-6455. Tables can be
fast buffet including lavender, cranberry her others, offers reserved. Tickets will be available at
and orange scones, coffee cake, lemon insights that res- Books Plus, 501 Centre St., and Red
pound cake, baked brie with bing cherry onate with women Otter Outfitters on Atlantic Avenue,
walnut filling, blueberry/pomegranate Monroe as well as fascinat- Fernandina Beach.
and cranberry/apple juices, Greek ing information The event benefits Wild Amelia
yogurt with homemade granola and sea- about the natural Nature Festival May 20-22, celebrating
sonal fruit, world this time the monarch butterfly. the bioregion around Amelia Island with
James Loper of Reflections of Nature Monroe will discuss the powerful and nature tours, photography workshops, a
garden center will offer tips on how to inspiring parallels of self-discovery with green business expo, "Kids' Niche" and
attract butterflies to your garden, with the miracle of metamorphosis and migra- visiting critters from the Jacksonville
plants available for sale. Loper is an tion. Zoo. Visit www.wildamelia.com for infor-
expert in native and Florida friendly Tickets are $50 and include a signed mation.


Community theater coming


With the recent founding of the St.
Marys Little Theatre, community theater
will return to downtown St. Marys, Ga.
Founder Barbara Ryan was so
impressed by the talent pool in Camden
County, she decided the time was right
to establish a community theater. With
the assistance of a board of.directors that
includes an international singing star, an
award-winning playwright, a set design
professional and an entertainment indus-
try pioneer, Ryan feels confident the
organization is well positioned to bring
stellar theatrical performances to St.
Marys.
"The mission of the St. Marys Little
Theatre is to enrich lives and enhance
the cultural composition of the arts in
Camden County," Ryan said. "We plan to
accomplish that mission through com-
munity participation in theater education,
live performances, workshops and other
outreach programs associated with the-
ater arts."
Ryan said the theater will provide a
forum for aspiring youths to develop as
well.
"Research shows that young people
who participate in community theater
have the opportunity to develop skills
such as improved communication, criti-
cal thinking, and social skills-all key com-
ponents of any self-development pro-
gram," Ryan said. "For people of all ages,



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educational and motivational programs is
critical to our mission," said Johnson.
"'We are grateful for the ongoing support
and funds we receive and look forward to
partnering with businesses that share our
dedication to helping disabled adults."
The ARC Art Show & Reception will
be generously hosted by Stephanie
Medina, owner of Waterwheel Gallery,
5047 First Coast Hwy., just south of


JAZZ Continued from 1B
(drums), and a special bonus guest, criti-
cally acclaimed and nationally known
guitarist Barry Greene, whose work Jazz
Guitar Magazine recently cited as
"impeccable."
"This will be a terrific show, and we
are thrilled to present John Sheard, who
is one remarkably mature musician,"
said DeMerle. "John has a solid knowl-
edge of jazz history and knows how to
swing with the best of 'em. And the ACT
is a terrific venue to see and hear great
music!" The University Of North
Florida's Dr. Bill Prince who, along with
DeMerle, Eisele and the UNF's Dr. Marc
Dickman, auditioned Sheard and other
candidates for the award, agreed. "He is
an exceptional talent and has a promis-
ing future as a professional jazz musi-
cian," he said.
A senior at Douglas Anderson School
of the Arts in Jacksonville, Sheard has



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direct, with multiple characters and over
60 entrances and exits.
"It gets a wee bit complicated. You've
got nine characters," she said. "It's fast-
paced. It keeps you on your toes. It's
very funny. ... There's so many comings
and goings in it that it's just constant
movement.
"I think the audience will see them-


sharing the community theater experi-
ence can enhance the understanding of
themselves and others."
Ryan will serve as chair of the St.
Marys Little Theatre, and L.J. Williams
will serve as vice chair.
"Our goal is to develop over time -
into a regional destination so that people
from outlying areas will be drawn to
patronize the theater and thereby gain
exposure to.a new diversity, ofcultural..,
.arts," W illiams said ... , .,, ...
Though the theater group doesn't
now have its own building to call h ome,
that is their ultimate goal.
Williams said that, in the meantime,
there are two good venues for perform-
ances in downtown St Marys Southern
Junction and I Live Center of the Arts,
and the SMLT board will be talking to
the owners of both about performances.
"Man of La Mancha" is slated to be
the group's first production. Ryan admits
that a more challenging first production
would be hard to find, but feels it will set
the stage for audience expectations and
establish a precedent for the kind of qual-
ity the theater will deliver. The second
production will be a musical based on the
history of St. Marys -a historically
accurate depiction of the milestones that
have shaped the legacy of St Marys.
According to Ryan, to get a preview of
that production, all one has to do is visit


Harris Teeter. The art project, with
instruction from the Amelia Arts
Academy, was made possible through a
Rayonier Foundation grant and Knights
of Columbus donation. Event sponsors
include: Omni Amelia Island Plantation,
Ciao Bistro and Reba Richardson/PLAE.
ARC Nassau is the only nonprofit
agency in Nassau County supporting
adults with developmental disabilities. Its
mission is to educate, motivate and
encourage individuals with varying dis-


Jazz at Gennaros
Join the Dynamic Les DeMerle
Jazz Trio featunng Bonnie Eisele as
they return home from a three-month
cruise contract in the Caribbean, in
the Les DeMerle Jazz Party Lounge
of Gennaro's South, 5472 First Coast
Hwy, April 15 and 16 at 7 and 9 p.m.
Music charge is $10. Call 491-1999
for tickets and reservations.

earned All-State Band honors over the
last three years and has been selected as
lead tenor saxophonist for the 2011 Jazz
Bend Of America by the Music For All
program in Indianapolis, Ind. Citing sax-
ophonists Dexter Gordon ("I love his
melodic style") and Scott Hamilton as
major influences, Sheard has maintained
a "passion for jazz" since first beginning
music lessons while in the sixth grade.
"I am excited and honored to have won


selves in one of the characters or their
family members in some of the charac-
ters," she added.
Nichols said she was attracted to the
issues the play touched upon and the
opportunities it offered for actors.
"It's got great roles for women, and it
does something that's really hard to do
in a play it balances comedy with seri-
ous issues in a way that's not too
somber." she said. "Paul Osborne uses


to St. Marys
the new St. Marys Welcome Center and
read the historic mural that is displayed
there.
"There will be a scene to correlate
with each milestone depicted on the
mural, beginning with the Timucuan
Indians right on through to the establish-
ment of Kings Bay Naval Submarine
Base," Ryan said. "This entire production
will be based on an original script and
music score that we hope the community,
will help us create."
The SMLT board invites the public to
view the mural, and anyone who is musi-
cally inclined and would like to write one
of the scenes (and/or correlating songs)
to get in touch with the board by making
contact at www.stmaryslittletheatre.com.
"We're amazed at the talent that is in
our community," Ryan said, "and we
want to make sure that everyone has an
opportunity to express their talents
whether it's through writing, acting, mak-
ing costumes or behind the scenes sup-
port."
The St. Marys Little Theatre is a
Georgia nonprofit organization and plans
to raise funds through grants, member-
ship drives, corporate sponsorships,
fundraising events, admissions and pri-
vate donors.
For information, or to get involved
visit www.stmaryslittletheatre.com or
email barbara@stormersmarketing.com.

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abilities to achieve independence and
enjoy successful and fulfilling lives. Visit
ARC Nassau's website at www.arcnas-
sau.org or call 225-9355 to volunteer your
time and talents, and to learn more about
ARC's donation Wish Lists for Fabulous
Finds, the Adult Day Training program
and the ARC facility. The Fabulous Finds
resale shop is located inside Island
Treasures, 1104 S. Eighth St., Fernandina
Beach. Contact the store at 261-8887 td
donate gently used household items.


this award," he said, "and it will be amaz-
ing to perform with great nationally
known musicians on May 12. It will be a
really fun night." Sheard has not con-
firmed his final college choice but is
leaning towards pursuing a BA degree
from Jacksonville University's Focus On
Jazz program.
Concert tickets are $25 and available
at www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com
(Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover) and at The
UPS Store in the Island Walk Shopping
Center, 1417 Sadler Road, Fernandina
Beach, 277-0820, or at the door if not
sold out in advance.
A not for profit 501(c) (3) corporation,
the Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz
Festival distributes proceeds toward a
scholarship program to fund college edu-
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this play to talk about loneliness and
aloneness, yet he takes such a serious
topic and invites us to laugh.
"The other unique thing about this
play is that it requires an ensemble," she
added. "It requires nine actors who
work really well together. There's not
really a lead in it. Everybody's relation-
ship with everybody else is really impor-
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with processing of donated items and
sales floor stocking. Must be able to
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experience a plus. Proven work history.
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Experience preferred.. Applications
available. at 19 South 2nd Street,
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necessary. Please apply in person at
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DRIVERS Earn up to 398/mi. Home
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S 204 Work Wanted
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601 Garage Sales
SAT., 8AM Bubble machine $20,
children's toy collectibles, useful
kitchen items, Q-link $25, sewing
crafts, glassware, vintage dishes, art,
linens, books. 125 S. 6th St.
YARD/GARAGE SALE...HUGE!! -
Offshore Drive, Fernandina Beach. Sat.,
8am-4pm & Sun. 10am-2pm. Home &
garden, appliances, furniture, fishing,
tools, hardware, electronics, sewing &
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601 Garage Sales

FLORA PARKE COMMUNITY
GARAGE SALE
Fri. 4/15 & Sat. 4/16, 8am-4pm.
Entrances: A1A/SR200 just west of
Wal-Mart; Amelia Concourse 1st left
after light at North Hampton.

INDOOR OUTDOOR SPRING
CLEANING & DE-JUNKING YARD
SALE Some furniture, knick-knacks,
dishes, free lemonade. 2210 Florida
Ave. Fri., Sat., & Sun., 9am-? Please no
early birds.
NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE
Oak Ridge Dr. off of Citrona
April 8-9, 8am-2pm.
YARD SALE Hello Kitty twin bedding
sets, blanket, refrigerator & garbage
can, pink zebra twin bedding set &
matching mirror, curtain, luggage sets,
Ithr jackets, Robo Sapien Robot. Sat.
4/9. Rec Center. Look for balloons.
YARD SALE -. 2146 Golden Isles Ct.,
off of Citrona. Sat. 4/9, 8am-? Lots of
tools!!! Power tools, carpentry tools,
saws, yard tools. Also, miscellaneous.
LAST FRI. 4/1 & SAT. 4/2
HAMPTON CLUB WAY SALE Person
who bought 2 white end tables, please
call 583-1563. Very important.
EGANS BLUFF COMMUNITY
GARAGE SALE
Off Simmons Road, Sat. 4/9, 8am-12
noon. Participating houses w/balloons
on mailboxes.
LARGE MULTI-FAMILY SALE Sat.
4/9, 8-12. N. 5th & Alachua. Lots of
everything. Household, camping, toys,
linens, books, decorative. Benefiting
Femandina Christian Academy.
YARD SALE Fashionable ladies
clothes sz sm & med, boys sz 2, purs-
es, shoes, many knick-knacks, house-
hold items. Everything very clean. Fri.
4/8, 5-9 & Sat. 4/9, 9-1. 977 Chad 'St.
off Jasmine. No Early Birds.
DEMOCRATS GARAGE SALE Fri. 4/8
& Sat. 4/9, 9am-4pm at office, Date &
8th St. Household, kitchen, furniture,
tools, etc. Accepting donations at
office all week.
TOOL ESTATE SALE Indoor &
outdoor, every tool you can think of.
96063 Piney Island Dr., Femandina
Beach.' Fri. & Sat., 8am-1:30pm.


601 Garage Sales

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Multi-Family Garage Sale Sea
Grove Subd. off Jasmine & S. Jean
Lafitte Blvd. Sat. 4/16, 8am-2pm.

ESTATE SALE Sat. 4/9 & Sun. 4/10,
9am-6pm. ++ Size designer women's
clothing, furniture, tools, electronics.
96694 Cayman Circle, Fern. Beach in
Nassau Lakes Subd. off Old Nassauville
Road. (281)881-6574.

MULTI-FAMILY SALE! Sat. 4/9,
8am-lpm. Furniture, toys, boys/girls
clothes, Thomas Train, household items
& beds/bedding. 1910 Anchorage PI., in
Ocean Reach Subd.

ESTATE SALE at Amelia Self Storage
at 2641 Bailey Rd, Thurs, Fri & Sat,
April 7th, 8th, 9th, 9:00 4:00, rain or
shine. Numbers to enter sale at 8:30
Thurs morning. Contents moved from
gated home in Summer Beach.
Antique sofa and love seat, Victorian
chairs, oak secretary, parlor table,
platform rocker & vintage chairs.
Baldwin piano, desk, office chair,
vintage style sofa & 3 wing back chairs,
glass top dinette set, wrought table & 2
rattan chairs, brass fireplace
accessories, fireplace fireback, small
area rugs, prints, lamps, large mirror,
aquarium, glass top corner desk, file
cabinets, wine cooler, glassware,
collectibles, Waterford candlesticks, 24
KLM Bols sealed house bottles, Galileo
thermometers, Royal Doulton
Bunnykins, German Nutcrackers, Jewel
toy printing press, old lotto game,
Mickey Mouse phone, kitchen items,
books, Aiwa stereo, Sony 32" TV,
rollaway bed, nice ceiling fan, clothing,
Christmas items, yard tools,
wheelbarrow, lots of misc. More info,
photos & map go to
www.MovingAndEstateSales.net
Sale done by Mary Ann Pihlblad Dba as
Finders Keepers

SAT. 4/9 Antiques to modern.
Several families. 96069 Springwood
Ln., down Bamwell beside Lowes,
Spanish Oaks. Look for signs. 8am-?

STOP BY at the Atlantic Ave. Rec
Center to check out the goodies at the
Ocean Breeze Baptist Church table
Sat., April 9th.."A Breath of Fresh Air".

SAT. 4/9, 8AM-2PM Wicker chairs,
microwave, large cabinet, vacuum,
helmets, cycle cover, glass top table,
misc. 2140 Mallard Ln. (take Citrona
to Egret).


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SELLING FURNITURE & MISC. Sat.
4/9, 8am-? 210 S. 10th St., Fern.
Beach.
YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., 8am-pm.
Furniture, tools, whatnots, & much,
much more. Nassauville to Marc
Anthony Rd.
HUGE YARD SALE
**86495 YULEE HILLS ROAD**
3 FAMILIES
Sat. 4/9, 8am-lpm
Household Items
*, * *"k ** *
EVERYTHING MUST GO Thurs. &
Fri., 8am-3pm. 1337 Marian Dr., off
Parkway. Right past Amelia River Golf
Course. Bookcase, chest, swivel
barstools, end tblhs, lamps, framed
prints, K & Q hdbrds, like new
treadmill. Good deals made.


SHRIMP FESTIVAL FOOD BOOTH -
Complete food booth and related
inventory. Great shape. Call John
(904)277-1152.

3-WHEEL HANDICAP ELECTRIC
SCOOTER with Harmon handicap lift.
Both in excellent condition. Sell as pair
$1250. (904)583-2111.


603 Miscellaneous
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Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034
www.ACRFL.com


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(904) 261-2770
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A1A ANTIQUES 13TH YEAR
Our annual sale & celebration will be
Sat. 4/9, 10am-5pm & Sun. 4/10,
lpm-5pm. Sales of up to 60% will be
offered for 2 days only. Sales will vary
by dealer. We will have hot dogs,
drinks & snacks for everyone. PIs join
us at AIA Antiques in Yulee. 225-1950


REDUCED! REDUCED! 20 BEACH WALKER RD.
This meticulously mntaintained 5,000 sf home is located in Amelia
island Plantation on two lots fronting Ocean Links golfcourse.just
two minutes to the beach or swim in your own screened-in pool
Oon't ndss the 1500 sfgreat room.that overlooks the pool &golf
course or the recently remodeled chef's kitchen. At $237/sf
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617 Machinery
Tools & Equip.
TROY-BILT GENERATOR 5,500
watts, $125. Call (904)583-6152.

S 618 Auctions
ESTATE AUCTION Sat. Apr 9th,
2011, 1208 Gloucester St., Brunswick,
GA. Auction 1:00 PM Preview 12:00
Noon. Old Oriental Porcelain,
Cloisonne, SoApstone, and Brass. A
collection Liquor decanters & bottles.
Furniture that includes King, Full Beds,
Sofas, Upholstered Chairs, Breakfast
Table & Chairs, Display Cabinets and
Shelving. Refrigerators, GE Stove,
Washer & Dryer, Yard tools & wrenches
& hand tools. Don't Miss this Sale. See
(auctionzip.com) (auctioneer ID #
11657) for pictures. GS Auctions
912-223-0504 GAL 1970






802 Mobile Homes
PALM HARBOR- 32X80 4BR/2BA only
$475/mo. (904)783-4619

DOLLAR AND A DEED can get ya a
3BR/2BA 2011 model for only
$360/mo. (904)783-4619


SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND


804 Amelia Island HomesI I


GREAT INVESTMENT near Centre
St. Large colonial duplex, 2BR units,
separate utilities, includes 3-room
office space. Owner will consider
financing. $139,965. Call 321-4191.
FERNANDINA BEACH 9th Street
Duplex. Needs rehab. Great project!
Owner to consider financing. $59,930.
Call (516)983-8670.
FSBO 1622 Alachua St., FB. 2BR/
2BA, close to beach, huge lot, great
neighborhood. As is. $139,900. Call
(904)277-2326.

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

I 806 Waterfront I


817 Other Areas


ALABAMA WATERFRONT Grand
opening 4/2 only. 2 for 1 sale! Buy
$39,900 riverfront lot, get RV lot
absolutely free. Direct Gulf access.
Limited supply. (888)392-9944. ANF
ABSOLUTE AUCTION Industrial
zoned, '4951 Woodlane Cir.,
Tallahassee, FL 32303. 1 acre w/office
& shop. 3 parcels sell as 1 unit for 1
price. Live event 4/28 at 11am EDT.
Info & online bidding now:
www.abalauction.com' (850)510-2501.
AB2387 AU 3239. ANF


852 Mobile Homes
2BR/1.5BA MH 75641 Johnson Lake
Rd. $700/mo + deposit. Call (478)
363-1066.
2BR/2BA MOBILE HOME for rent
on island. $650/mo. + $500 deposit.
Partially furnished, water & trash in-
cluded. Call (904)451-1590 for details.


SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND


* 5021 Summer Beach Blvd (Summer Beach 96088 Starlight Lane 3BR/2.5BA Home cen-
Village)- 2BR/2BA Fully furnished cottage with trally located with Garden Tub in 2 Master
screened in porch. Ceramic tile in living areas, car- Bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar/nook, car-
peted bedrooms. Community pool overlooks the pet & vinyl tile, mini & vertical blinds, irrigation
ocean. Close to the beach and shopping. $1400 system and 2 car garage. $1225
CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
*409 S. 6TH Street 2BR/1.5BA in town near .95023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) -
historic district, well landscaped within a short dis- 3BR/4BA Fully fiirinislihd luxury townhouse with
tance to downtown shopping and restaurants, elevator, bonus romn with bar, and butler's pantry.
Out-door shower arid levilor blinds, .includes Oceanfront community close to the Ritz. $2150
upstairs bonus room that can be used for home, *2741 Forest Ridge Drive (1-1) 2BR/2BA
office or extra bedroom. Rear fenced-in yard, hot Downstairs 'unit, close to the beach, community
tub in courtyard. Includes yard watering system, pool, centrally located. Available April 31st. $800
stacked washer/dryer and pest control. $1250 1828 Perimeter Park (Amelia Park) -
18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 2BR/2BA Ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances,
* 18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) -granite, counterps, asher & dryer. Two master
5BR/5BA/2 half BA. Custom built home overlook- granite, countertops, washr & Crye. Two master
ing the marsh and Amelia River. Pool, outdoor fire- bedrooms. One car garage. Close to schools and
place, patio living area, boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car shopping. South Fletcher 2BR/BA Ocean f$50ont
garage. Professional kitchen, granite countertops, downstairs duplex. Beautiful views, easy access
two laundry rooms. Master suite on main level. to the beach. $1250
Three BR suites plus recreation room & study to2850 S. Fletcher U. $1250P 3BR/A upstairs ocean
upstairs. Private in-law suite. Call for pricing. 25 Feh U U oca
upstairs. Private in-law suite. Call for ront home with beautiful views. Easy access to
* 610 N. 15th Street 3BR/2BA Home with the beach. $1095
ceramic tiled floors and carpeted bedrooms. Large COMMERCIAL RENTALS
great room, screened porch, and fenced in back Amelia Park Town Center Office splice, 325sf.
yard. $1150 to 8,000sf. Will build out to tenants specs
*Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office '$1,300/mo
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
Atlantic Ave @t 4th (Swan Bldg) individual
* 85678 Bostick Wood Dr. (North Hampton) offices
4BR/3BA Beautiful home .with many upgrades. 1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building,
Formal dining room, eat-in kitchen and fireplace in $1,500/no.
family room. Community pool, clubhouse and Sadler Road Commercial Building 625 sf build-
playground. $1995 ing on 1 acre lot. $1,500

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


$335,000 224 Ocean Park MLS# 54096 $276,000 422 S. 51h Street MLS #52857 $124.900 Ar elia Woods #803 (MLS#53740)
3BR -2BA Huge wrap-around deck Adorable Bungalow Downtown Fernandina 2BR 2 BA -Community Pool & Tennis Courts
Nip Galphin 277-659 Brad Gable 261-6166 Regina Sluder 277-6597
* Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 -
Brad Goble 261-6166 Brad Goble -261-6166
S. Fletcher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000- Brad Goble 261-6166
* Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Deep Water Lot, Capt Point. $354,000 #52647 -
Brad Goble 261-6166 Brad Goble 261-6166


SFOR RENT 3BR/2BA DWMH. 10x40 856 Apartments
Waterfront Homes & Lots'- Call screened back porch, covered front 856 apartments
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H. porch. $750/mo. + $750 dep. Avail. Unfurnished
Lasserre, Realtor. now. (904)225-8627, (904)583-4492 Unfurnished


I 809 Lots I
BRADY POINT LOT 1.3 ac. ALL
offers considered. (912)433-6811
ALMOST 1 FULL ACRE .97 just off
AiA on Amelia Island. Hugo oaks. Has
well & septic. $68,000. Call (904)451-
1590.


NEVER BEFORE TITLED Factory
warranties apply. 3BR/2BA. Will move 813 InVestment Property
for free. Only $36,900. (904)783-4619 13 ves t opert


USED DOUBLEWIDE Will move 4
free. Only $14,900. (904)783-4619


ESTABLISHED BUSINESS FOR SALE
- Owner Operator, City water/ sewer.
Serious inquiries only.(904)845-3939.


3BR/1BA CH&A, in Nassauville area. 1BR APARTMENT Gum Street.
Call 261-6703 after 5pm. $600/mo. + security deposit & utilities.
Call 261-6776.


FOR RENT 3/2 doublewide on large
lot in Nassauville. Must have referenc-
es. First month & deposit, $850/mo.
Must keep yard mowed & picked up.
Please call 904-556-3414 & leave msg.
HOME TREE DR. 2BR/1BA, huge
enclosed porch, range & refrigerator
included. $575/mo. + $575 dep. Clean
& freshly painted. (904)742-3602.
2BR/1BA UNIT on private property
in Yulee. $625/mo. + $500 security
deposit. (904)335-6121


2BR OCEAN VIEW TOWNHOME -
new paint, new carpet, CH&A, W/D
connections. No smoking. Service ani-
mals only. $875/mo, water & selWage
included. 261-4127, 737 N. Fletcher.
MURRAY HILL APARTMENTS
Rental assistance on 2 & 3 BR HC &
non HC accessible apartments. W/D
hookups. Water, sewer & trash
provided. Call 904-261-2937 TDD/TTY
711, 1655 Lime St. FB Fl 32034. "This
institution is an equal opportunity
provider & employer."


CUIHTISS H.

LASSERRE
Real Estate, Inc.
www.lasserrerealestate.com


RESIDENTIAL
LONG TERM
*3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs
2BR/I BA $1200 a month + utili-
ties, Available May I, 201 I
*3423 S. Fletcher Downstairs
2BR/I BA unfurnished $750 +
utilities.
* 1006A Natures'Walk, 2BR/2.5BA
townhouse, upstairs loft could
be used as 3rd bedroom. Master
bath is handicap equipped. 2,022
approx sq.ft. $1,100/mo. + utili-
ties. Avail. 4/l/I I
*2024 A Nature's Walk -
3BR/2BA Flat $1,100 + utilities.
* 1334 Atlantic Ave.
3BR/ I BA. 1,243 approx. sq.ft.
$1,200/mo. + utilities.
VACATION RENTAL
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/
MONTHLY 2BR/ IBA Ocean-
view. 487 S. Fletcher. Across the
street from the beach.All util,'
wi-fi,TV & phone.
COMMERCIAL
*2400 sf at Five Points Plaza can
divide to 1200 sf. Reasonable
rental rates in a high traffic,
good visibility area. 818-820
Sadler Rd.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to
Huddle House, 1,800 sq.ft.
$2,250/mo. lease + tax. Sale also
considered.
* 1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/ I BA.
1,243 approx. sq.ft. $1,200/mo.
+ utilities.

904.261.4066


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LUXURY 1700SF 3BR/2.5BA Town-
house on Island. Close to beach &
shopping. Granite c-tops, SS applianc-
es. $1200/mo + util. (904)294-1587
GATED COMMUNITY 3BR/2BA,
fully upgraded. Starting at $925/
mo. Please call (904)225-0886.
THE COLONY Close to Ritz, Omni,
beach. 2-car gar, 2BR/2BA townhouse,
vaulted ceilings, assoc. pool, tennis.
$900/mo. Ref. LM (904)225-2112.
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS
Living in Paradise. 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe
condos in gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool,
tennis & more! Starting at just
$749/mo! Call Tammy for our spring
special @ 904-415-6969 for a showing.
www.amelialakds.com


Used Car Auction
Rick Keffer DCI, Inc.
464037 SR 200
Yulee, FL 32097
(904) 277-6969
Rick Keffer DCJ is claiming liens
on one vehicle for labor and
services performed and storage
charges. We will hold an auction
on April 25th, 2011 at 10 amn for
the following vehicle:
'03 Dodge Neon
(1B3ES56CX3D 168368)
.Sumn of charges: $1592.50
Located at: 464037 SR 200/
Yulee, Fl 32097
If paid, tile cash sums listed would be suffi
client to redeem the vehicle fiom the lien
claimed byRick Keffer DCJ. According t sec
tion 713.585 of Florida Statutes, the lien
claimed by Rick Keffer DCJ is subject to
enforcement and the vehicle may be sold to
satisfy the lien. The owner of each vehicle or
any person claiming an interest in or lien
hireotn ias the right to a hearing at any time
prior to the scheduled dailte or sale by filing a
demand for hearing with the clerk of the cir-
cuit court in Nassau county, and mailing
copies of the demand for hearing toa il other
owners and lienors as reflected on the notice
of claim of lien. The ownbr of eachl vehicle has
a right to recover possession of the vehicle
without instituting judicial proceedings by
posting bond in accordance with ltae provi
sions of section 559.917, Florida Statues
(Motor Vehicle Repair Act). Any proceeds
hfior te sale of ire vehicle remaiinig after
payelent of tile amount claimed to be due
and owing to Rick Keller DCJ will bie deposit-
ed with the clerk of circuit court for disposi-
tion upon court order.


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S852 Mobile Homes
NICE 3BR/2BA SW $695/mo. Nice
oak cabinetry. ALSO 2BR New paint
& flooring, $595/mo. Small pets only.
(904)501-5999
HARPER CHAPEL RD. Huge 3BR/
2BA DW on 1 acre, Ig family room w/
FP, CH&A, covered porch, W/D hookup.
$800/mo. + $800 dep. (904)742-3602

855 Apartments
Furnished
AT BEACH Long term. Effic $200 wk
+ dep. Utils included. Also, 1 & 3BR
SWMH in park, clean, remod.Starting
$150 wk/$600mo Utils avail. 261-5034


ON ISLAND BEAUTIFUL HOME.
3BR/2BA, garage, on quiet street, near
shopping, short drive to beach. $1250/
mo. (305)308-6505
HUGE 3BR/2BA in Amelia National.
No smoking. Pets OK. $1750/mo. Club
privileges optional. Call Terri at (904)
261-4743.
SMALL 3BR/1BA on island,
secluded, W/D hookup. Lease required.
$800/mo. + $500 deposit.' (904)753-
1116
3BR/2BA Nearly new executive
home in Ocean View Estates, close to
beach, 1750 sq. ft. $1450/mo. Call
(904)885-1356.
3BR/1.5BA Fenced backyard. Pets
OK. Close to downtown. No smoking.
$850/mo. Call Terri at (904)261-4743..
FOR LEASE 3BR/2BA, LR, DR,
garage, fenced in backyard on cul-de-
sac. Walk to Y, beach, shopping. Avail
4/5. $1175/mo. Call 321-6180.
RENT TO OWN On Island 3BR/1.SBA
house. Central heat/air. $895/mo. +
dep. or $225/wk. Terms negotiable,
906 Kelp St. 261-5034.

861 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates;
863-Office
SEVERAL OFFICES above the Palace
Saloon. $375/mo. and up. Two-room
suite above Amelia Insurance, Sadler
Rd. $550/mo. 600-lSOOsf 2382
Sadler Rd. behind Amelia InsUrance.
(904)557-5644 ,
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
- Offices, suites, studio space. Includes
janitor, utilities, secure Wi-Fi network,
parking. Starting @ $150/mo. Current
tenancy includes non-profit, social
services, education & training. 1303
Jasmine St. (904)583-0058 -
OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE for lease.
400-4000 sq ft. Centre &'Second St.
Chandlery Bldg. (770)444-9800 or
(904)753-4441 )

865 Warehouse
800SF WAREHOUSE with 12x12 roll
up door, plus personnel door. Call Jim
Deal at 261-6230 or cell 415-0423. -



S 901 Automobiles
'05 TOYOTA CAMRY One owner,
75K miles, price $10,900. Call (904)
321-4386.


RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS


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16 Zachary- 1668 sf. 3BR/3BA condn just steps from the beach
and golf course. Plenty. of cabinet space in this kitchen
overlooking the family room with vaulted ceilings and fireplace.
Over sized screened porch on back with private fenced in
backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1.350/mo

75079 Ravenwood 1725 sf 3BR/2BA open floor plan Florida
style home in Timbercreek. Bright, large rooms and kitchen
overlooking living area with plenty of cabinet space. Pets ok. Off
Island. Sl.250!mo

86706 Cartesian 1912 sf. 3BR/2BA Florida style home ia
Cartesian Pointe in Yulce. Large kitchen with center island.
Master suite with double vanity'and garden tub. Pets ok. Off
Island. $1.175/mo

76087 Long Pond 15901) sf. 3BR/2BA located in Cartesian
Pointe with fenced backyard. Covered lanai. Ceiling fans
throughout. \WA)'. Pels allowed. Off Island. $1,100/mo

631 Tarpon-#6400 1053 sf 2Bli1BA fully furnished town.
home located in the Fernandina Shores community. All utilities
included. Located just two short blocks from the beach. Pets ok.
On Island. $1,075/mo

76353 Long Pond 1397 sf 3BR,2BA Cartesian Point(home
located within a quick diive to 195. Florida style home witi
open floor plan. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,050/mo

Amelia lakes #521 -- 11i5 sf 3B1'2BA second floor condo
with screen porch overlooking pool. Family room has vaulted
ceiling and fireplace. Master suite with two walk-in closets. 1ieLi
ok. Off Island. $1,000/mo

1129 N. Fletcher 750 sfl 2B)/IBA second floor ocean view
condo. Large balcony for ocean gazing. No pets. On Island.
?R75/mo

5437 Leonard 1322 sl 2BR/2BA home in American Beach
with parquet floors and kitchen overlooking the living room.
Large side yard wilh shade trees and a pavilion. Shori distance
to the beach! Pets ok. On Island. $850/mo

The Palms Three to choose from 979 sf. to 1193 sf. 'Iwo of
Three bedrooms Femandina Beach condos located in a gate
community with pool. Recently remodeled. Pets ok. On Island.
$875 to 950/mo

Forest Ridge KI 770 sf 2B1),113A lirst floor condo in the
community of Forest Ridge Village. Unit is located close to the
pool and tennis courts and a short walk to the beach. No Pets.
On Island. $795/mo

837 A or B Mary 816 sf 21).' IBA single family home located
on the North end of Amelia Island. Bright and open with large
yard and carport. Pets ok. On Island. $795.'mo Downstrairs,
$850,'mo upstairs

Amelia Lakes #1212 806 sf IBl.IBA ground floor unit in
Amelia Likes with new carpel throughout. Open kitchen.
ceiling fans and screened porch overlooking the lake. Pets ok.
Off Island. $7501almo


5 FERNANDINA SHORES 2BR/1.5BA
057 Condos-Furnishe Condo. Tennis Crt, Swimming 'pool.
$825/mo. PIs call 261-9881.


S1BR/1BA COTTAGE North 3rd St.
858 Condos-Unfurnished All appliances. Fenced yard. $800/mo.
Call (904)277-3095, leave message.


REALTOR


95330 Spinnaker 3621 sf. iBR/3.5BA gorgeous ocean view
home located in the exclusive Amelia Island ,community of
Summer Beach. Grand Iwo story living room with fireplace.
private library!oflice w/iireplace, gourmet kitchen with high end
appliances. Master Suite offers scparalte sitting room facing the
ocean. Master bath features separate vanities, large shower and
oversized jetted tub. Community Pool. Available hilly furnished.
On Island. $4,500/mo

96928 Park 3000 s1t iBIlti.5BA two story home located in
Oyster Bay.,Porches front and rear overlooking canal. Gourmet
kitchen. Bamboo flooring throughout. Washer & Dryer. icht
Club privileges. Pets ok. Off Island. $2,195/mo

2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 sf 3BKR3.5BA executive home
located on exclusive Omnni Amelia Island Plantation. Fireplace,
large bonus room overlooking two decks, hot tub and a power
generator are just some of the feature of this home. Pets ok. On
Island. $2,1 00/'mo

32436 Fern Parke 3010 sf 4BR/4BA large Flora Parke home
with tile family room and kitchen. Screened in ground pool,
tree car garage, fenced yard and security system. No pets. Oil
Island. $2,000/mo

85369 Sagaponack 2582 sf. ,iBR/3BA home lust of the Island
in the community of Norlh 1l.ampton. Spacious rooms and
exceptional kitchen with granite. Cable, Internet and security
system included! Pets ok. Off Island. $1,850/mo

96178 Blackrock 35'i4 st. 3B)i/4BA customer home in the
Blackrock Hammock gated community. Large spacious rooms,
eat in kitchen and screened porch with fully fenced backyard.
Pets ok, Off Island. 1,800/1mo I

1549 Geddes 2120 sf. 3Bl,21iA furnished town home In the
Amelia Park neighborhood. Open Iwo story fioor plan with
kitchen overlooking family area. Pets ok. Ori Island. $1,795/1no

95045 Buckeye OMF. MON'fII FREE! 3095 sf. 3BIt/3BA home in
thel gated golf course conununitiy of Amelia National. l1uge
kitchen overlooking family room, rge master suite with
separate shower. Silling roomiplayrooni ,sits between two guests
rooms. 'To car garage. P'cs ok. Off Island. 1.7510nmo

85414 Sagaponack 2202 sf. 4iBli2BA North Hampton
featuring large screened porch facing the preserve. Kitchen
decked wilh corian and stainless. Nice master suile wilh walk in
close. Cable, Internet, Security and WI) included! Pets ok. Off
Island. $1,650/nmo

1613 Park 1628 sf 5H3BR2.-5BA filly furnished Amelia Park
townhouse with separate living and family rooms. Plus eat in
kitchen with center island. large private landscaped courtyard
leading to the 2 car garage. No pets. On Island. $S1.i50mo

497 Starboard 194)-i2 sf. 4IR/2BlA home in the beautiful
subdivision ofSeaside with a split floor plan, formal dining room
and screened deck. Pels ok. On Island. $1l,'00/mo
Full Property Details, Photos and Commercial
Listings Available At ChaplinWilliams.com


856 Apartments
Unfurnished
OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005
Affordable Apartments For Rent -
$560-$747. POST OAK APARTMENTS
has 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for
rent. Post Oak is a quaint and cozy
community close to Historic Fernandina
Beach, shopping, area schools, and
miles of beautiful beaches! Equal Op-
portunity Housing Complex and Handi-
cap Accessible. Call today 277-7817.


EXEC 2BR T/H Finely renovated &
furnished, 2-car garage, W/D, tennis
courts/pool. No smoking. App. req'd.
$1125/mo. (904)261-0816/557-1682
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION -
Nicely furnished 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Pool, W/D, 2 floors. No smoking. Sec.
dep. + util. $1100/mo. (910)695-9935
2BR/2BA 2-car garage: Long Term
rental $1,150/mo. Tennis court & pool.
Deposit req'd. No smoking. Application
fee required. PIs call (904)838-1969.


858 Condos-Unfurnished
CONDO FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, ground
floor, pool, tennis court, clubhouse,
near beach. Service pets only. $800/
mo. + $600 sec. dep. (847)639-0648

FOREST RIDGE 3BR/2BA, ground
unit, appliances, including W/D. Pool,
tennis. 1 yr lease. No smoking. $945/
mo. + deposit. Reference check. Call
(904)759-1105.
CONDO FOR RENT 3BR/2BA, corner
ground floor. Small complex, ameni-
ties, upgraded, central island location
near medical facilities, pool. Available
now. Ph. (904)556-6853.


1860 Homes-Unfurnished
HOUSE FOR RENT on the island in
Lakewood subdivision. 3BR/2BA with
garage & fenced in yard. Large deck
with above ground pool on corner lot.
Available 5/1 or 5/15. $1250/mo. +
$800 deposit. Call 415-3400.
4BR/3BA HOME on island, in
Seaside. Great neighborhood & home
with large yard. $1575/mo. Please call
(904)491-6152 for appt.


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