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County fire chief

resigns before

pension changes

Peter Miller, host of a
'reality TV fishing show
"Bass 2 Billfish", shows
off his catch, above.
Miller and fishing part-
ners Jon "Froggy"
Cooper and Madison
Roberts, right, spent
three days fishing for
sheepshead, redfish and
trout on Amelia Island in
March. Local captains TD
lacoss and Allen Mills
guided the crew to film
the episode "Guys Trip to
Amelia Island," which
airs on the Versus
Network (Comoast digital
channel 448) at noon
Saturday, 1:30 p.m. May
6 and June 17, 10:30
a.m. May 7 and June 18,
and noon May 12 and
June 23. They sampled
their catch as The Crab
Trap and O'Kanes Irish'
Pub & Eatery hosted the
crew for dinner. The
Amelia Island Convention
& Visitors Bureau and
Visit Florida coordinated
the visit.

Expand short-term rentals?

Not in their neighborhood


Concerned about the quality of
life in Fernandina Beach, a dozen
homeowners voiced their feelings
Wednesday about a possible city-plan
to expand zoning for short-term
resort rentals.
The meeting was in response to a
March 15 discussion by city com-
missioners, where most appeared to
endorse expanding resort rentals in
the city.
The homeowners, who met at
Nancie Crabb's house on Portside
Drive, said they understood the issue
came up because so many home-
owners need to make money in this
economy. But they also stressed that
they are nevertheless against the pos;
City ordinances were adopted in
2000 that limit resort residential occu-
pancy to a high-density residential
zone. A resort rental dwelling permit
allows for vacation rentals of less than
four weeks, but has traditionally been
controversial when allowed in neigh-
borhoods containing mostly full-time
At the March 15 commission
meeting,'a map showed there are few
pockets of the zoning that allow resort
rentals but those zones are largely
being ignored by homeowners who
regularly lease their homes to short-
term vacation renters.
"There's been no regulation of
short-term rentals," resident Jim

White said at Wednesday's meeting.
In order to get city code enforcement
to respond to.illegal rentals, he "prac-
tically had to book a room," he said.
Kevin Miller agreed it is difficult to
get documentation from. illegal
rentals, and harder still for city code
enforcement to do anything unless
there is hard evidence. If there even-
tually is a hearing on the matter, the
results are mixed, he said.
"You have to apply (for a resort
rental permit) again when you're
grandfathered in," Miller said.
"People are not re-grandfathering
themselves. That statute should be
George Str-ain said one home-
owner with a legal resort-rental per-
mit tore the entire house down, tak-
ing a year to rebuild it but because
it was designated as a "remodel," the
rental permit was still legal.
"The city is doing everything it
can to push rentals forward," he said.
Crabb also said many structures
grandfathered as resort rentals had
been torn down and replaced by larg-
er ones.
"This recession is a red herring
(for property managers)," Crabb said.
"Property managers have not been

happy ... they want to legalize it, but
they will have to pay for license fees,
permits and inspections."
Crabb, like many of the other res-
idents present, said she was upset
that the city was not enforcing the
rules and regulations for the resort
rentals "grandfathered in" when the
ordinance changed in 2000.
Reading from the ordinance, she
noted that there should be a contact
person available at all times, that ten-
ants should be registered by the
owner and that tenants should abide
by city laws regarding litter and alco-
holic beverages.
"The area we're living in has tran-
sient rentals and short-term rentals,"
White said. "There's no checking of
IDs ... I'm raising the fear flag ... you
never know who's going to be living
next to you."
"These (renters) come on the
cheap," said Crabb, and don't spend
money on restaurants downtown. "I
don't believe they benefit the econo-
my," she said. 'They bring a car full
of groceries."
"The city has never enforced the
present law," said White, "and they
RENTALS Continued on 3A

Community Newspapers
Nassau County Fire Rescue Chief
Sam Young, citing pending changes
in state retirement benefits, will retire
effective May 2.
Young joined the county, in July
2003 as assistant fire chief. He became
interim fire chief in November 2009 fol-
lowing the resignation of chief Chuck
Cooper, and was named to the per-
manent position Feb. 22, 2010.
Young informed County Manager
Ted Selby of his intentions by letter
April 4. "I thank you for your
counsel and friendship during the
most difficult professional decision I
have ever had to ponder or .make,"
Young wrote.
"I leave behind a pioneering,
aggressive and bold emergency med-
ical service and fire provider that is
well prepared to face the challenges
that lay ahead, both professional and
Selby said Young expressed his
desire to leave employment amid state
legislative changes that may affect



retirement benefits
for many serving in
fire rescue and other
civil and, govern-
ment organizations.
"I'm sorry to see
him go," Selby said.
"He is a good man
and I think he's
done an outstanding
job as fire chief and I
was ,happy to have

him as fire chief."
He added that he has cautioned
other department heads at or near
retirement to keep an eye on
Tallahassee and legislators' plans
regarding possible reductions in retire-
ment pensions and other benefits.
"I certainly don't hold that against
any individual," Selby said. "They have
to do what's best for them."
The Legislature is contemplating
changes to pension and health insur-
ance plans that would require contri-
butions from employees and possible
restrictions on retiree benefits. Those
would take effect July 1 if approved
by the Legislature this spring.

Fire destroys

Old Town home

An Old Town home was destroyed
in a fire Wednesday. Twenty-two fire-
fighters responded to the blaze, but
the home was "a -complete loss,"
according to Fernandina Beach Fire
Chief Dan Hanes.
Hanes said the fire, in a single-fam-
ily residence on Garden Street, was
apparently caused by a faulty gas water
Emergency services were notified
of the blaze around 3 p.m. "It was a
fully involved fire consuming most of
the dwelling," Hanes said Thursday.'
"When our crews arrived they
observed heavy fire conditions on the
north end of the house fire coming
out of the windows and starting to
. come out of the roof.
"There were no injuries," he added.
"We got a report that there was no
one in the house early on into our fire-
fighting operation, which was fortu-
nate since the fire itself was a chal-
lenge to our firefighters, because we
had what we call a roof-over condi-
Hanes said the house's original flat
roof had been covered during later
renovation with a pitched roof.

... 'The fire extended up into that void
space between the flat roof and the
pitched roof and was just running
through that area," he said. "If you've
got to get into the attic and there's
just a ceiling, it's not a problem. If it's
a roof over a roof, it's very difficult to
get through that original roof into the
The fire consumed over 75 percent
of the home, according to a fire depart-
ment press release.
"The building and contents were a
complete loss an estimated value of
$100,000," Hanes said. "We had 22
firefighters on scene, and it took us
approximately two hours to extinguish
the fire."
Hanes said the American Red
Cross was notified of the fire in case
the homeowners needed assistance.
Hanes said the fire department also
responded to a call on Tuesday after a
minor fire broke out in a mobile home
on North 10th Street.
"It looked like someone was smok-
ing in the front room, and there was
very minimal damage," he said.
"There was really never much open
burning there. It was just a smoldering
situation inside the trailer, extin-
guished within about two minutes."

A Wednesday fire destroyed this house on Gardep Street in Old

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FRIDAY. APRIL 15. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

Tips for
For the News Leader

A friend of mine recently rea
his mother needed help manage
her finances when he found her
ets filled with oddball purchase
jalaperio jelly beans and Betty B
bobblehead dolls.
"It was pretty clear that teler
keters were taking advantage o
friendly nature to sell her junk s
didn't want or need," he said.
Fortunately, his mom welcot
assistance; but not all families a
lucky. Some parents are fiercely
independent and fear relinquish
control over any aspect of their
others may be in over their hea(
and too embarrassed to ask for
Postponing uncomfortable fi
* cial conversations with your par
may do them and you a seric
disservice. Chances are, if you't

talking about money with elderlyI
helping your parents financially, your Seemingly Bank accounts, credit cards,
own retirement savings probably are unnecessary safe deposit box contents and insur-
suffering. home improve- ance policies, including password,
alized It's never too soon to become ents; or con- agent and beneficiary information.
ing familiar with your parents' financial, versely, signs Will, trust, power of attorney,
r clos- medical and legal records so you can that they can't health care proxy and other docu-
s like step in if needed. If possible, start -E afford needed ments showing how they want their
loop those conversations while they're repairs. affairs handled.
still in good health so you'll be able Uncharacteristically lavish Contact information for lawyer,
nar- to spot any warning signals that spending on vacations, new cars, etc. accountant, broker, financial planner,
f her something may be amiss. Long before your folks require insurance agent and other advisors.
she Signs to watch for might include: assistance, offer to help organize A few other tips:
Unpaid bills, late payment their finances. Set up and periodical- Help your folks set up and follow
med notices or utility shut-off warnings. ly update files containing: a detailed budget so they always
re so Calls from creditors or collec- Details of all major possessions know how much money is coming in
tion agencies, and relevant paperwork (such as and going out. Numerous free budg-
hing Indications they've had'to property deeds, car registration, jew- eting tools are available at such sites
lives; choose between filling prescriptions elry, etc.) as www.mymoney.gov, the National
ds and buying food, heating or other Outstanding and recurring Foundation for Credit Counseling
help. necessities. debts (mortgage, car loan, medical (www.nfcc.org), www.mint.com, and
nan- Overabundant junk mail, maga- bills, utilities, etc.) Practical Money Skills for life, Visa
rents zine subscriptions or cheap prizes ., All income sources, including Inc.'s free personal financial manage-
ous signs they may be targets of telemar- Social Security, retirement and ment site (www.practical-
re keting or get-rich-quick schemes. investment accounts and savings. moneyskills.com/budgeting).

Set up automatic bill payment for
monthly bills to avoid late payment
fees. Just make sure the account is
always sufficiently funded.
Schedule a session with a finan-
cial planner to help everyone under-
stand retirement's impact on taxes,
income and expenses. If you don't
have one, the Financial Planning --
Association (www.fpaforfinan-
cialplanning.org) is a good
Take care of these financial plan-
ning details now, so that when your
parents need your help, you'll be
able to give them your full attention.
And while you're at it, make sure
your own files are in good order so
your kids-won't face the same hur-
dles when you get older.
Jason Alderman directs Visa's
financial education programs. Follow
Alderman on Twitter at

Safety tips for

older drivers

CREED Executive Director

Driving helps older adults
stay mobile and independent,
but the risk of being injured or
killed in a motor vehicle crash
increases with age. In 2008,
more than 5,500 older adults
were killed in motor vehicle
crashes and more than 183,000
were injured.
Motor vehicle crash deaths
per mile traveled among both
men and women begin to
increase markedly after age 75.
Age-related declines in vision
and cognitive functioning (abil-
ity to reason and remember),
as well as physical changes
(such as arthritis or reduced
strength), may affect some
older adults' driving abilities.
You can make your time
behind the wheel safer by:
Asking your doctor or
pharmacist to review your med-
icines (both prescription and
over-the counter) to reduce pos-
sible side effects and drug inter-
Having your eyes checked
by an eye doctor once a year.
Wearing your glasses and
contact lenses as required.
Planning your route before

you drive.
Leaving a large following
distance behind the car in front
of you.
Avoiding distractions in
your car, such as listening to a
loud radio, talking on your cell
phone, texting and eating.
Considering potential
alternatives to driving, such as
riding with a friend or using
public transit.
Online tools are available to
help you apsess your driving
knowledge and skills. Some
helpful resources include:
SeniorDrivers.org (AAA)
Driver Safety Program
(AARP) classes are held local-
ly, watch the News-Leader for
Driving Decisions Work-
book (University of Michigan)
(Source: www.cdc.gov/
Features/OlderDrivers/) ,
Jennett Wilson-Baker, RN,.
BSN, is the executive director of
CREED, The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health,
whose mission is to educate the
community concerning chronic
and infectious diseases and the
importance of early access to
care. For more information call
321-2555 or 556-3363.

Health degree grants available

Florida State College at
Jacksonville was recently award-
ed the TRIO Student Support

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Love eternal, Ruth Benjamin, wife;
your children, rands, great grands, sisters,
brother, loving family and friends
"As we walk in Carnell's Orchard,
we feel your presence there.
We stroll in your beautiful orchard,
lhal you planted with love & care.
We will keep your orchard growing,
your grandkids & family.
As we walk among your spirit and
embrace your ancestry.
We miss & love you dearly; it was
God's will that we should part.
The you are no longer in our presence,
you are always in our hearts."
(poem written by Chauncie)

Services grant to support cur-
rent students or students who
plan to enroll in the summer
term and pursue a health relat-
ed degree.
The college is looking for
Nassau County residents to ben-
efit from this program.
Program benefits include the
support of tutors, study groups,
advising, monthly information-
al sessions and cultural activities
to provide the tools for success.
Applicants must be a U.S.
citizen, enrolled for the spring
or summer semester.
An informational meeting
will be held in the David Yulee
Room of the FSCJ Nassau
Center in Yulee on April 19 at
6:30 p.m. ,RSVP to Patricia
Gillum Sams, project coordinta-
tor, at (904) 766-6560 by April 18.
For information call Pat Sanfs at
(904) 766-6560 o" Rose Nettles
at (904) 713-4565.

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women, children and men


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Next to Lowe's)

To Donate Call 491-6364 xoo00
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All proceeds benefit Micah's Place, Nassau County's
only certified domestic violence center


Robert J. Pierson Jr.,
Robert J. Pierson Jr., husband, father, suc-
cessful businessman and entrepreneur died
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011 after a courageous
battle with lung cancer. He was 87.
Mr. Pierson was a former
resident of Laguna Niguel,
California and a new resident at
Osprey Village. He began his
career at Merrill, Lynch,
Pierce, Fenner, and Smith as a
stockbroker. He went on to
become President of Rheem
Manufacturing and Executive Vice President of
Robertshaw Controls. He moved to California
in 1980, where he had his own business man-
ufacturing architectural accessories called DEC.
Beloved by family and friends, he will be
sorely missed. A memorial service will be held
at Amelia Plantation Chapel on Saturday, April
16, 2011 at 12 pm.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Lt. Col. Jacque L.Saul

combat as the Marine Corps liaison with the
Army. Following his retirement from active
duty, he taught Marine Corps JrROTC in
Piscataway, New Jersey. Locally he was a mem-
ber of St. Michael's Catholic Church, a member
of the American Legion, V.F.W. and Disabled
American Veterans.
He is survived by his wife of sixty years,
*Isabel M. Saul of Amelia Island, Fla., daughter,
Judith Kraft (Philip) of Lansdale, Pa., five sons,
Gary Saul (Laurie) of Kinston, N.C., Jacque
Saul (Deborah) of Atlanta, Ga., Gregory Saul
(Aida) of Charlotte, N.C., Edward Saul (Cheri)
of Pensacola, Fla., and Stephen Saul (Linda) of
Atlanta, Ga., by twenty-one grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on
Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 11 A.M. at St.
Michael's. The family will receive friends fol-
lowihg the service. He will be laid to rest with
full military honors in Jacksonville National
Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
his name to the Marine Corps Heritage
Foundation, PO. Box 998, Quantico, Va., 22134.
Please share his life story at www.oxlev-

Lt. Col. Jacque L. Saul, 80, of Amelia Island, heard.com.
Florida passed away Monday, April 11,2011 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Baptist Medical Center-Nassau in Fernandina.
A native of York, E H TIFES
Pennsylvania, he has resided DEATH NOTICES
on Amelia Island since 2003.
After receiving his B.A. degree Ruth Taylor Oatis, born Sept. 29, 1922,
in physical education from West died on April 12, 2011 at the age of 88. A recep-
Chester University, Mr. Saul tion in her memory will be held from 5-8 p.m.
dedicated his life to military tonight at 1309 Autumn Trace. A memorial
service. He served in the service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
United States Navy Reserve from 1947 until at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801 Atlantic
1952. He then served in the United States Ave.,'Fernandina Beach.
Marine Corps from 1952 until 1973 when he Keith Etigehe Williams, age 59, of
retired as a Lt. Colonel. -' . Feriaffilii BL'acli died n TluL~ 0d.,,March
During his service in the Marine Corps, he 29, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 6
was Commander of the 2nd Tank Battalion at p.m. today in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and Heard, with Chaplain Woody Scruiggs officiat-
Commander of the 3rd Amtrack Battalion at ing. Mr. Williams will be laid to rest in
Camp Pendleton, California. He served in Jacksonville National Cemetery at a later date.
Korea and Vietnam. In Vietnam, he served in Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

'Special needs topic ofmeeting
Find out how to help stu- referrals, testing and safe- caregivers, foster/adoptive-
dents struggling in school at guards; available programs parents-to-be and the general
the April Breakfast Learning and their criteria; and individ- public.
Series offered by the Nassau ual education plans. The Breakfast Learning
County office of Family The Breakfast Learning Series is offered by the FSS -
Support Services of North Series is held at the FSS Nassau Office on the fourth
Florida (FSS) on April 26 from Nassau Office, 86004 Christian Tuesday of every month. The
9-10:30 a.m. FSS will showcase Way in Yulee. Continental educational program features
special needs programs in breakfast and networking a guest speaker who shares
Nassau County schools at the begin at 8:30 a.m. Register to information, trends and insight
monthly educational program. attend by calling 225-5347 by into social services issues.
Pauline Gregory, director April 22. Attendees are asked The FSS Nassau Office
of exceptional student educa- to bring a canned good to be is located in the Lofton
tion for the Nassau County donated to the Soup Train for Professional Plaza, off AlA, 2-
School District, will discuss local senior citizens. 1/2 miles east of US17.
why children are referred for The program is for social FSS is the lead agency pro-
special education; the special services professionals, fos- viding adoption, foster care,
education process including ter/adoptive parents, relative transitioning youth services
and family preservation in
Nassau and Duval counties.
LOOKING BACK The FSS- Nassau Office
serves the Nassau County
community as a local resource
5O The school board approved a new science center for child protection
5 suite at Fernandina Beach Junior High School, services and family preserva-
science, home economics and classroom addi- tion services by partnering
YARS tions at Callahan and locker and dressing room with other area social services
......................... facilities at Pine Forest School. April 13, 1961 agencies, such as Children's
1 Home Society and Micah's
T1 he U.S. Army Corps of Engineers halted con- Place.



struction on a $4 million Shoney's motel/restau-
rant after a routine inspection showed wetlands
had been covered with fill dirt. April 17, 1986
Emma Love Hardee Elementary School was
among the 312 Florida schools awarded STAR
status Schools Taking Action for Reform by
the state Committee on Elementary and Middle
Schools. April 13, 2001

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Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.


CNI ..om..unity


Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m." Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m. Tuesday, 5 p.m.
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The Nassau County
Public Library System is
, once again evaluating
library resources and serv-
ices in order to better serve
residents' future needs. All
are invited to take the brief
survey located on the tab
on the left side of the
library web page at
www.nassaureads.com. Just
click on the block on the
left-hand column of the
webpage labeled Surveys
and begin. The survey is
available until April 17.
Oral cancer talk
On April 21 and 22 the
Tobacco Prevention
Program of the Nassau
County'Health Department
will host a presentation by
oral cancer survivor Rick
Bender (NoSnuff.com), the
man without a face who has
been featured in Tobacco
Free Florida television
spots and is known around
the country as an anti-tobac-
co advocate.
The presentation will
take place at 2 p.m. April 21
in the Fernandina Beach
Middle School auditorium
and April 22 at 2:25 p.m. at
West Nassau High School.
Bender riot only gives his
personal story, but also
explains the advertising
practices of tobacco compa-
nies, particularly with
candy-flavored tobacco.

The Alzheimer's/
Dementia Support Group
for Nassau County meets
from 1-2 p.m. the third
Thursday of each month at
the Council on Aging, 1367
South 18th St. The next
meeting is April 21. Guest
speaker Jan Carver, a local
attorney who is board certi-
fied in elder law, will dis-
cuss guardianship. No pre-
registration is required. The
meeting is open to the pub-
lic and everyone who has
an interest is invited. For
information call Ann Smith,
R.N., at 491-3222.
The Fernandina Pirates
Club will host a blood drive
with The Blood Alliance on
April 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
at Chili's on AlA in Yulee.
For more information visit
Libraries dosed
The Nassau County
Public Library System will
be closed April 22 in obser-
vance of the holiday. The
book drops will remain
open. The Fernandina
Beach, Callahan and
Bryceville branches will
reopen April 23. The
Hilliard and Yulee branches
will reopen April 25.
The Nassau County
Library Advisory Board will
meet May 17 from 3-5 p.m.
at the Bryceville library,
7280 Motes Road, Bryce-
ville. The public is invited to
attend. For information call
277-7365 or the Florida
Relay Service at 1-800-955-
8771 if you need help .
Naval reunion
(CVN68) Association 14th
annual reunion will be held
Oct. 26-29 in Pensacola.
Celebrate the 100th anniver-
sary of naval aviation. Ban-
quet guest speaker will be
New York Times best-selling
author Stephen Coonts.
Contact Bill Paschall at
(228) 243-2699 or bpaschal
@cableone.net or visit
org for information.

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

Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.


FRIDAY. APRIL 15,2011 NEWS News-Leader

Continued from 1A
will not enforce the new law."
Judy Hruby complained
that City Commissioner Eric
Childers at a public meeting
admitted helping a home-
owner by telling her how to
advertise on an Internet site to
rent her property illegally.
"He should be dismissed
if he is violating the law," she
said. "The law is the law."
White complained of the
sharp increase in property
prices before the housing
crash, which continue to affect
city residents. He said he had
made triple payments on his
own property in order to keep
it. "I have no compassion for
people who are stuck with
properties they were trying
to flip," he said.
Several of the property
owners said they were happy
to have covenants in their
homeowners' associations that
disallow resort rentals, but
White noted that covenants
could be changed by majority
"One of the reasons we're
meeting is because we want to
keep our quality of life," said
Hruby, adding that associa-
tion covenants override city
ordinances. "We are protected
(from resort rentals) no mat-
ter what they say in the city,"
she said.
But most of those present
said their homes were not
located within homeowner
associations, and Strain noted
that association covenants are
not permanent and become
obsolete after 25 years.
Even when neighborhood
standards are safeguarded by
a city comp plan, such as
building heights, they can be
overridden, said Debbie
Several also questioned
whether the legal or illegal
resort rentals were paying the
bed tax required of motels and
bed and breakfasts. They also
wondered aloud whether the
illegal rentals had any effect
on local hotels, motels and
Strain suggested the city
conduct a study on demand
for rentals in the area.
According to Gil Langley,
president of the Amelia Island
Convention & Visitors'
bureau, $30 million is collect-
ed annually from transient
rentals paying 11 percent in
tourist development taxes.
Illegal rentals, he said, are not
subject to the tourist develop-
ment tax, but anyone sus-

pecting an illegal rental can
anonymously call a hotline
number at the tax collector's
office, 491-7420. Langley said
he has been working with the
tax collector's office for six
months to find other ways to
track down those renting ille-
Andrew Curtin said he was
also concerned about a "des-
tination resort" bill proposed
to the Florida Legislature that
would divide Florida into five
different resort areas, allowing
five casinos.
Sarah Pelican urged every-
one to get more involved in
city matters so their voices
can be heard. "Things that
appear on the (meeting) agen-
da are not always what they
seem to be," she said. "I beg
you to get involved at the local
level ... I can't stress enough
that you have to show up (at
the meetings.)"
"You've got to be pre-emp-
tive," Curtin said. "You've got
to get your two cents in ...
(The city commission) is on
the side of real estate inter-
"What we want is commu-
nity cohesion," said Strain.
"This is a very positive con-
, City Attorney Tammi Bach
said she has not been advised
about how the city would
approach resort rentals since
the March 15 discussion. She
said a bill in the Florida
Legislature regarding resort
rentals recently changed to
allow city regulations already
addressing the issue to be
grandfathered into the new
"If the city already has an
ordinance, it can stay in place,"
Bach said, if the new state law
is adopted. She said she did
not know if cities would be
able to loosen regulations if
the new law is passed.
If city commissioners even-
tually approve the change in
resort rental zoning and per-
mitting, revisions to its com-
prehensive plan would have
to go before commissioners,
with final adoption happening
even later. Zoning regulations
regarding resort rentals, if
approved, most likely would
not be established until the
end of the year.

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A 12-year-old girl was
injured Thursday when a log
truck rear-ended a school bus
near Hilliard.
The girl was taken to

Shands Jacksonville Medical "
Center to be treated for minor
"It happened about 6:30 a.m.
on US 1 and Pike Road in
Hilliard," said Lt. Bill Leeper of
the Florida Highway Patrol.
"The bus was stopped in the

right-hand lane to pick up a stu-
dent, a 12-year-old female. She
was on the bus walking toward
her seat when the bus was
struck in the rear by the log
'The bus had its lights flash-
ing when it stopped," Leeper

said. "The driver just failed to
observe the vehicle and struck
the rear."
The driver of the log truck,
James Colhren, 44, of
Blackshear, Ga.,,was cited for
careless driving.

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and SR 200 (AI A).
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With all ihw weighty sub-
Ji'(tl in t he news lately, it
sicmed like a good time to
write' on a lighter subject. We
all n fike first impressions of
lxcopile v,'e meet and ongoing
jud.i;m. nis of people in our cir-
cles. Among the things
assceld are our daily clothing
choice, latest hairstyle, ourt
home and, yes, what we drive.
A fI'w people see where we
live, while lons of people see
us in our car, truck, van or
sport utility Comfortable with
it or not, your transportation
-- choice is
,- one of the
Mwl things you
S f ar'e judged
by. And I do
-seeing the
KEFFER'S financial
CORNER realities of
buyers for
the last 35
Pick Ke/fer years. How
many peo-
ple care what is thought of
Iheir car? Most, I would argue,
or car washes wouldn't exist.
Those with "old dirt" on
their car clearly fall to the
"don't care" column. The
majority of people' take some
degree of pride in what they
drive and do feel it is a reflec-
tion of themselves. Let's look
at some of the cars on the road
and allow me to make some
general observations.
The most defining car on
the road today is a Toyota
Prius. It screams green and
socially conscious. It is the
modern-d.ay VW beetle sim-
ple, efficient, and the body
style doesn't change much.
Another Toyota product, the
Camry, is like the Honda
Accord, the ultimate safe
answer when you tell your
neighbor what you bought.
Good products and middle of
the road plays.
l. l's move on to another
ic(l, (lthe Corvette. Tell me you
are not making some sort of
statement buying a Corvette.
They come in red, yellow,
orange and other bright col-
ors to accent (heir sporty
looks. Most that can afford a
new one have wanted it for
decades and are finally able to
. scratch the itch. My father-in-

law bought a bright red one in
his mid-sixties, put 7,000 miles
on it in two years, traded it for
a sedan and put the check-
mark down on his bucket list.
Next a status symbol start-
ing with fortunate high school-
crs, the big 4x4 pickup. These
guys, and occasionally gals,
are enthusiasts.
Many hunt, fish, go four-
wheeling and test their stereo
speaker limits.-A few are shy
and let their truck do the talk-
ing most aren't.
Then there are the
Mercedes, BMW, lexus buy-
ers. We assume most have
arrived in life some have,
and others just have great
credit and the nerve to sign
for a $943 lease payment.
Talk about stereotypes and
the minivan has to be includ-
ed. It is arguably the most
practical buy on the planet.
. Roomy, great. visibility and a
smooth driving vehicle with a
fuel-efficient car chassis.
Young moms avoid them like
the plague. For 10 years I hap-
pily drove.a mini-van and it
was terrific for our family. My
bride scooted around in a
sport utility and everyone was
Today, the sport-wagons
are the rage. They are glorified
station wagons. If you thought
mini-van was an avoided con-
cept, how do you think station
wagon would do at the PTA
Vehicles create perceptions
and always will. They are sim-
ilar to the proverbial book that
can't be fully judged on the
* Most people really do care,
consciously or otherwise,
what they drive. Someone in a
silver Buick sedan wants to be
understated and comfortable.
Baskin-Robbins has 32 flavors
for a reason.
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la and the Prius people eat
sherbet. I better stop. You get
the concept.
Open your eyes to the fel-
low motorists around you
when it is safe to do so and
see if the driver and the car
are a match in your world.
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ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
tions or positive stories about
automobile use and ownership.

Driver licenses on West Side

Tax Collector John Drew
has announced relocation of
the Tax Collector's Office from -: %
Mickler Street to the SR 200
shopping center that also hous- r -. .
es the Callahan branch of the
Nassau County Public library.
The new office will offer driv-
er licenses, motor vehicle reg-
istrations, hunting and fishing
permits and property tax serv- -
ices. *1,
It will be the first West
Nassau drivers' license office in ---
20 years. The Tax Collector's
Office has operated the driver
license facility in Yulee since
The state recently closed :
three driver license offices in
Duval County, which "repre-'
sented a golden opportunity
for us to return driver license New of
services to Callahan and to cap-
ture the associated fees," Drew
said. "The Tax Collector's Office."
Office is supported solely by provideC
the fees we earn for the serv- ices we provide. charge
"In fact, we turn over our months
unspent revenues each year to D)uri
the Board of Commissioners the sta
and other governments, over ,kicensin
$5.2 million since 2006. The he e locate
driver license office in Callahan office to
will pull customers from sur- es. Prop:
rounding counties and will cer- be drop
tainly become a solid revenue
stream for Nassau."
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Department of Highway Safety
and Motor Vehicles, residents
of Nassau County spent nearly
$30,000 last year renewing
their driver licenses in Duval
In return for offering driver
license services at the new
office, Drew negotiated with
the state to obtain $34,000 in
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lhe state also agreed to
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ng the office relocation,
ate's FLOW (Florida
ng on Wheels) bus will
ed at the Mickler Street
o provide DMV servic-
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payers are advised to visit the
Tax Collector's offices in
Hilliard, Yulce or Fernandina
The new office is scheduled
to open on May 10 with hours
of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
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Tuesday at the County
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dinner and a short business
meeting. All Democrats are
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FRIDAY. APRIL 15, 2011 News-Leader



week 5 of the 113th
legislative session,
the one word that
best describes the week is
"fluid." As members work to
get their bills heard and lined
up with the Senate companion
bill, lots of amendments are in
play and pretty much anything
can happen.
The week started before 6
a.m. with the drive to Talla-
hassee. The first committee
meeting of the week was Joint
Administrative Procedures
Committee (JAPC). The com-
mittee took up five new objec-
tions: one from the Depart-
ment of Revenue and four
from Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
The objection with the
Department of Revenue was
pretty straight-forward and the
committee sustained the
The committee also sus-
tained all four objections deal-
ing with the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation
Commission. Because the
commission is awarded
authority both through the
Florida Constitution'and
Florida statutes, the commit-
tee had to sort through the
details to determine if the
rules were outside the scope
of their authority. We had
three individuals representing
the fishing industry that
expressed their frustration
with what they see as an
"untouchable, nobody regu-
lates us" entity and likened it
to trying to nail Jell-O to the
At the conclusion of the
meeting, the committee
expressed its concern and
suggested that the Legislature
consider a ballot initiative to
amend the Florida
Constitution to limit the
authorities granted to the
FWC Commission.
Next it was time for my
Transportation and Highway
Safety Committee. I was
thrilled that HB 1263 dealing
with small trucking firms was
ani rhli agenda. This bill is a
direct outcome of a meeting I
had in Bradford County last
January with several small
trucking business owners.
The challenges they face from


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final amendme
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Tuesday morn
out nine bills, i
HBI255 that I
One of the con
have heard for
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need remediat
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identify and pr
tion prior to a
ation from hig

through I

state agen- Former state representative
cies are and current college president
incredible Joe Pickens testified in favor of
and they are the bill and complimented this
quickly provision, stating that he felt it
being bought would save the state money to
out by large begin remediation efforts ear-
firms. The lier. This bill is now ready to
bill establish- be heard on the House floor.
es a small Later that day, I met with
trucking reg- representatives from the First
ulation work- Coast Manufacturers
group to Association to discuss their
examine legislative priorities. Then it
s rules and was time to attend my last
regulations meeting of the Rulemaking
all trucking and Regfilation committee.
ede or otherwise After passing out several bills,
their operation, we had a workshop on a
', the work group Department of Health rule
penalties dealing with public swimming
dling and for pools. Although the federal
or equipment,. government allows pools to be
ess to regist-a- retrofitted with a variety of
val of the options, the state agency has
Registration Plan written in rule that in Florida,
iers, random only one option is acceptable.
7.the Depart- Unfortunately, it is the most
portation and expensive option.
,. A small truck- Because there is a general
ined as a truck- bill (HB1409) dealing with this
with fewer than issue, I do not think the com-
or fewer than 50 mittee will address this issue
ation. The work- any further this session. But it
provide legisla- is a good example of how rule-
ndations before making boundaries can be
overstepped by agencies. I
afternoon I met have really enjoyed serving on
ge Lott and this committee and learning
strator Ted more about the rulemaking
;garding court process. I wrapped up the day
hair Proctor and by attending the Polk County
guardingg educa- Day Reception on the 22nd
n. Wise and I floor of the Capitol.
companion edu- Wednesday marked the
B 1255 and SB 30th day of session. It felt
s helpful to have good to know that we were
gotiate the dif- halfway through a very diffi-
een the two bills cult session. I enjoyed meeting
tter aligned, with John Simmons of Baker
resulted in one County to discuss health care
ent that I would and education issues.
*xt morning in House members spent
Committee. seven hours in chambers for
tion Committee the second reading of the
orderr at 8 a.m. house budget and budget con-
iing. We passed forming bills. Our state faces a
including budget shortfall of nearly $4
am sponsoring. billion this fiscal year; and the
icerns that I projected revenue shortfalls
Many years is for the coming years are simi-
studenritshat lar. The House budget totals
e college ,.o'nd Iilltji, for fiscal year
ion. One of the 2011-12. This includes $23.6
f this bill is to billion in federal funds, $20.2
"ovide remedia- billion in state trust funds and
student's gradu- $22.7 billion in general rev-
h school. enue. It also includes a total of


$2.2 billion in reserves. The
$66.5 billion budget repre-
sents a $4 billion, or 5.7 per-
cent, reduction from last year's
The most contentious bill
was HB1405 dealing with
changes to the Florida
Retirement System (FRS).
These changes include a 3 per-
cent employee contribution to
FRS, termination of the
Deferred Retirement Option
Program (DROP) and an
increase in the normal retire-
ment age and years of service
for new employees.
Collectively, these changes to
FRS are expected to save the
state $710 million in general
revenue, and more than $1.1
billion in savings to all partici-
pating FRS employers.
Also included in the House
budget are projected costs sav-
ings from comprehensive
deregulation. In many cases, it
costs the state more to regu-
late professions and business-
es than the revenues generat-
ed by their respective fees.
Deregulation legislation
passed by the House will
reduce overhead costs by
$11.3 million for 114,511 cur-
rently licensed or registered
private sector individuals/
businesses. This savings is the
direct result of removing
requirements for various pro-
fessionals and businesses to
pay various fees and to submit
applications and disclosures.
A recent Forbes magazine
article reported on the dereg-
ulation of lorida's interior
designers, stating that Florida
is one of only three states that
regulate this profession.
Forbes reports that in the
1950s, only 1 in 20 American
workers needed the govern-
ment's permission to work;
today that figure is nearly 1 in
3. It seems that over time,
states and cities have created
what some would consider to
be anti-competitive regulations
and government-imposed bar-
riers to entry.
I have received many
emails concerned with budget,
cuts to education. When ;
adjusted for the savings to the
local school districts from FRS
contribution rates, the K-12
proportional share of the gen-
eral revenue funding for fiscal

tive session

States and cities have created what some
would consider to be anti-competitive
regulations and government-imposed
barriers to enter a profession.

year 2011-12 will be a reduc-
tion of two-tenths of a percent
from the prior year.
I have also received many
emails concerned with cuts to
libraries. The House budget
provides $17.8 million for State
Aid to Libraries. This funding
is made up of Operating and
Equalization Grants. This rep-
resents a decrease of $3.5 mil-
lion, or 16 percent, compared
to the current year funding.
Specifically, Nassau County
will see a loss of $104,143 in
equalization funding and an
increase of $700 in operating
Nassau County suffered a
large loss because we no
longer qualify for the state's
equalization grant. For a coun-
ty to qualify for an equalization
grant, a county's adjusted tax-
able property value must rank
in the lower 34 counties in the
state; and the millage rate
must be greater than or equal
to the statewide average or the
county's per capital income
must be less than or equal to
the statewide average. The
grant provides a match of
either 25 or 50 cents on the
adjusted dollar of local expen-
Operating grants are avail-
,able to any county or munici-
pality that qualifies for the
State Aid to Libraries grant
program. This grant provides
a match of up to 25 cents per
dollar of local funds expended
centrally by the library during
the second preceding fiscal
year. The grant amount is pro-
rated if the legislative appro-
priation does not fully fund all
components of the grant pro-
The highlight of the day
happened in Senate chambers
around 4:45,p.m. I walked over
to the Senate around 4:30,
curious on the outcome of
Sen. Dean's effort to remove
the privatization language for
North East Florida State
Hospital. When I entered the

chamber, I could tell the sena-
tor was in deep thought and I
remained in the rear portion
of the chamber. Within
moments, Sen. Dean present-
ed his amendment. and gave a
compelling argument against
the privatization of this-good
facility. Four other senators
spoke in favor of the amend-
ment and on a voice vote, the
amendment was adopted. We
still have another 30 days to go
until Sine Die, so we are cau-
tiously optimistic. However, it
.was a good day in our State
On Thursday, members
returned to the chamber for
eight hours of.debate on the
House budget and budget con-
forming bills.
Friday morning began with
a PreK-12 Appropriations
meeting-to hear HB 1329 that
extends eligibility for McKay
scholarships to students who
have been issued a 504 accom-
nmodation plan. However, the
bill excludes students that
have been issued a 504 accom-
modation plan with duration of
six months or less. The bill
was favorably passed out of
At 11 a.m. it was time for
the Select Committee on
Government Reorganization
,meeting. About 10 minutes
after the meeting was called to
order, Gov. Rick Scott walked
in to address the committee
and ask for our support on the
proposed committee bill reor-
ganizing the various economic
development state agencies.
The committee favorably
referred the bill after three
hours of questions, debate and
public testimony.
I grabbed a quick bite of
lunch before the drive back
home and arrived to the soc-
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just in time to see my son
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Work in a high-rise office building in down- gn
town Jacksonville. Most of the people in
the building where I work, and in the
buildings around it, dress nice every day.
They go out to eat lunch with their friends or .
bring lunches from home. When the day is
over, they get in their cars and go back home ';-
to their families.
But down on the sidewalk and on the street
corners is a different world. The inhabitants of
it are unemployed for one reason or another. CUPO
They wear shabby, sometimes smelly clothes JOE
that are the castoffs of the luckier in life. If
they have friends, they generally don't chat
with them over a good lunch or a hot cup of Joe Palm
java at Starbucks. At the end of the day, they eventually
go on doing what they've been doing all day stays in the
long, scrounging for sustenance, rifling weather is
through ash cans for cigarette butts, talking to but for the
themselves or to their inner voices and hud- street.
dling in doorways and beneath overpasses for He's int
shelter against the night, the cold, the'heat, rent events
the rain and those who would do them harm. going on in
They are the homeless. The forgotten ones. mayor's off
They float through our lives like ragged oblige and
apparitions and most people scarcely take note like discuss
of them unless it's to give them a wide berth old eateries
on the sidewalk. They make us nervous.,We're blues or bli
' afraid of them. They're so much different than beside Will
us. local history
But are they really? boot.
I was walking to lunch one day and passed Willie is
by an older man sitting on a wall. It was a-cold asks about
Sday and he was bundled in old clothes. He becoming

but not

called out a friendly hello to
me and waved. That was how
I met Willie. It was three
years ago. We've been
friends since then. This is his
Willie used to work at a
manufacturing plant in
California and made a good
living. Misfortune of some
F sort struck and Willie had to
return to the place of his
birth in Jacksonville. He has
a few relatives-but none that
ter he cares to live with and he
landed on the street. He sometimes
homeless shelters when the
too inclement to remain outdoors,
most part, Willie is a man of the

elligent, witty and always up on cur-
s. Want to talk politics or what's
n Washington or down in the
ice? Talk to Willie. He's happy to
he stays on top of the latest. Feel
sing good barbecue recipes or the
s in town that have vanished or
lues musicians? Sit on the wall
lie and lend an ear. He's a walking
y book and a colorful character to

a pleasant, jovial man who always
your family. When I told him about
a grandfather the first time, he


seemed almost as excited as me. He hooted his
laughter when I jokingly told him I was going
to teach my grandson to cuss and he never for-
got the joke, which became an inside one
between the two of us.
"Hey, Joe," he'll call out when he sees me.
"How's that new grandson? Teach him to cuss
Sometimes I buy Willie lunch and some-
times I slip him a few bucks. We sat on the wall
by a bank and ate chili out of paper cartons one
day. People coming out of the bank building i
looked at us and a few spoke. Willie knew most
of them by name and greeted them all like old
friends. He confided in me that he has a friend
who is a big shot in one of the high-rise build-
ings who treats him to lunch occasionally. I
don't believe he was exaggerating.
Once you get to know Willie, once you get
past his homelessness, it's hard not to like him.
He's not a drunk or a dope addict or a bum,
just someone whom life dealt a bad hand of
But don't tell Willie that. He has his pride. If
you offer him money he doesn't tell you he
needs, he will decline. That's not a bum.
Willie's health has been failing and he's
been in the hospital a lot lately. Now his spot
on the wall is empty and I don't know where to
find him. A ragged man who was my friend
vanished like a ghost.
How do you find tlhe.forgotten when they


God's Sundaymorning
Re: "Sunday morning alcohol sales
get initial approval," April 8.
Long before the current local
inhabitants, tourists, bar and restau-
rant owners and elected city commis-
sioners were born, Sunday church
services were held in Fernandina
Beach. on Sunday mornings. Still
today, thousands of families 'meet
together in various Fernandina
churches to worship God on every
Sunday morning. Most of our church-
es services are between 8 a.m. and
noon, and are primarily held on
Sunday mornings.,
Do the current residents, visiting
tourists and your elected officials have
a legitimate need to have alcohol sold
from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday morn-
ings in Fernandina? Should restau-
rants and bars across the street and in
close proximities to local churches on
Sunday mornings be allowed to serve
alcohol while those churches and
schools are being held? Could alco-
hol also be served on outside decks
and dining areas across the street from
Sunday morning worship? Most reg-
ular folks are just digesting their
breakfasts during those hours. Is there
no regard by the city commissioners
for the many people who respect and
worship God at those times and in this
city? Who stands to benefit from the
change in these laws? Is it the bar and
restaurant owners and special self
interests, or is it the greater good of
the people of Fernandina Beach?
You decide. The ordinance vote for
approval by your city commissioners
who represent you is Tuesday at 6
p.m. at your City Hall building.
Dan Marley
Fernandina Beach

'Orange aer': The facts
The letter writer who assailed me
April 6 ("Orange alert") managed in all
three of his three paragraphs that were
printed to include one or more palpa-
ble untruths about me.
In paragraph one, he credits me
with "engineering" Anita Bryant's long
ago campaign involving so-called "gay
Fact: I never had met Mrs. Bryant

before she launched her campaign in
early 1977,' and my role throughout
the effort was strictly limited by me to
a) professionally preparing through
my ad agency her group's advertis-.
ing materials (TV, print, direct mail),
and b) being chief debater against
opponents of the Dade County
(Miami) "gay rights" repeal.
Additionally in that paragraph the
letter writer asserts that my "engi-
neering" of the campaign included
Mrs. Bryant's alleged assertion that
"homosexuals were child molesters.".
Fact: No such assertion was ever
made in our campaign materials, and
Never heard such a pronouncement
made by Mrs. Bryant in. any venue,
public or private. We did cite in our
ads, of course, several scientific stud-
ies which show that most adult homo-
sexuals (male or female) admit to hav-
ing been seduced by an older
homosexual in their youth, with the
obvious conclusion that such induce-
ments are key to determining youths'
,later same-sex (i.e.; homosexual) devel-
Furthermore, the.overriding, con-.
sistent message of the 'Anita Bryanti
campaign was to repeal the obnoxious,
unconstitutional Dade County
Commission ordinance that required
private Christian, Jewish and.other reli-
gious schools to hire any homosexual,
no matter how flamboyant or indoctri-
nating he or she might be, as teachers,
coaches, principals and other role
model positions.
When referendum day at the polls
closed in June 1977 (the first recorded
vote on the issue of homosexuality in
world history), almost 70 percent of
Dade voters stood alongside Anita
Bryant and voted with her to repeal the
"gay rights" ordinance.
For the first and only time in Dade
history, every one of the county's 2,000-
plus polling places (that's right, 100
percent of them) voted the same way!
Every predominantly Anglo, Hispanic,
Jewish and Black precinct rejected
local government's attempt to force
religious schools and ordinary private
businesses to hire persons without
respect to their aberrant or offensive
sexual activity.
In paragraph two, the writer
charges that a few weeks ago I rec-


ommended that the city's downtown
library sell "most of its 'musty' books"
and "essentially turn the library into an
Internet caf6" ("Library needs only a
makeover," March 9).
Fact: I sensibly suggested that
instead of spending a million bucks
that the city doesn't have, the library
should sell only those non-reference
books that had not been checked out
in two years (indicating their obvious
non-popularity), and the newly opened
space (probably one corner of the
whole library) could be turned into an
Internet caf6 for residents and visitors,
Inasmuch as 66 percent of the current
library visitors utilized the free com-
puters, not the books and periodicals.
In paragraph three, he charges that
"'this guy is organizing an anti-gov-
ernment rally for April 15," and that I
will "cause a lot of extreme right-wing
agitation here in the months to come."
Fact: I haven't organized anything

for April 15. I merely accepted a very
kind invitation from the Nassau
Patriots Tea Party to speak on Income
Tax Day. The free event in Peck
Auditorium is their baby, and deserves
the enthusiastic support and atten-
dance of every citizen of Nassau
County who loves America and wants
to preserve it from the left-wing rabble
represented so crudely and irrespon-
sibly by Barack Obama and this letter
Oh, yes. I will be here in Nassau
County and vigorously supporting the
Tea Party not just for the months to
come, but the many years to come. So
get used to it, neighbor.
Mike Thompson
Fernandina Beach

After reading the letter April 6
about the sky falling (related to Mr.

Mike Thompson), and one in the April
13 newspaper under the heading
"Uninformed rambling," I decided that
I couldn't just sit back, fold the paper
and move on. I wonder what purpose
these letter writers find in personally
attacking someone via this page of the
,paper? I imagine that they would
never says the things that they wrote
directly to the person they are attack-
ing, but the letter writing provides a bit
on insulation, a bit of anonymity.
Vituperative attacking, rather than
an objective counterpoint, is rarely a
good thing, and usually reflects badly
on the one doing the attacking. It
seems that society is suffering more
and more from a lack of decorum, and
I'm reminded of a saying that I heard
growing up that might have some
value today: "If you can't say some-
thing good, don't say anything at all."
Don Clark
Fernandina Beach


Responsibility: the good, bad an

The Good Ayn Rand promoted it. Physicians and psy-
Jean Paul Sartre wrote, "What is not possi- chologists rely upon it for effective patient ,
ble (to do) is not to choose." Freedom of care.

choice, even when against our preferences or
desires, is what makes man superior to ani-
mals. It means that we alone have been grant-
ed the power by God to behave in ways that
are good, despite temptations or pressure to
do otherwise.
Human free will is the cornerstone of belief
by advocates for personal responsibility. Jesus
preached it. Philosophers from Socrates to

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Accepting individual responsibility is a
reflection of our power to make moral choices
regardless of antisocial or evil influences.
Doing so enhances our character and expands
our vision and opportunities in life. Fulton
Sheen suggested that, "Every increase of
truth is an increase in being." Making wise
moral choices and accepting responsibility for
our own behavior brings out the best in us
because it reinforces the truth that we have
the capacity to choose to behave in positive
and constructive ways. The consequences are
good for us, our families and for,society.
The Bad *
In the 1970's comedian Flip Wilson popu-
larized the expression, 'The devil made me do
it!" He punctuated his hilarious characteriza-
tions by denying personal responsibility while
blaming demonic forces for his misdeeds. His
routine was funny because everyone identifies
with the temptation to deflect guilty behavior.
It's natural for us to avoid blame and embar-
rassment by rationalizing responsibility to
life's circumstances. My (log ate my home-
work and similar lies have been the gold stan-
dard of excuses heard by teachers and parents
for generations. In minor matters, these fabri-
cations are usually benign. In more serious
cases persistent deception becomes habit
forming and results in psychosomatic and neu-
rotic problems.
No matter how much we may wish it to be
otherwise, denial of truth is denial of reality.
Rationalizing bad behavior creates a continu-
ous flow of customers for therapy and medi-

cine. Fortunately, healing takes place when we
learn to accept responsibility for our own
behavior. This mends much of the damage and
we begin to make better choices in the future.
Indeed we become better people when we
seek to repair our transgressions.
The Ugly
Lying to ourselves is bad enough but
encouraging others to do the same is ugly. Not
just because it promotes self-deception but
because it can become malignant and serious-
ly damage our character. Our welfare and dis-
ability systems are good examples of character
damage by compassion gone askew. Both sys-
tems are becoming bloated with able-bodied
individuals who are unnecessarily economical-
ly dependent, robbing them of their dignity
and hope in life. Fraudulent disability claims
cases are now common. Having been a court-
appointed psychologist assigned to testify in
federal disability claims, I've witnessed the
pervasive abuse of a system designed to help
the truly needy. Despite their dishonesty and
deception it was impossible for me not to feel
sorry for the claimants who fraudulently trad-
ed their self-reliance and self-esteem for
dependence and depression.
There is a psychological concept referred
to as "Locus of Control." It refers to how we
assign what happens to us in our lives to either
"internal" or "external" forces. Those who
embrace an internal locus are noted to be
healthier and better able to deal with life's ups
and downs. External people who believe that
fate or luck determines their lot in life are
quite vulnerable to repeated failures and social
or psychological problems.
Most children have a sense of right verses

id ugly

wrong and can make good choices when they
believe they have the power to change their lot
in life. I've found that children who suffer from
an external locus are usually the most unhap-
py and dissatisfied with both school and life.
They tend to regard any misfortune as bad
luck or somebody else's fault rather than any-
thing to do with their own behavior. Instead,
they blame teachers for not teaching, although
they themselves put forth little or no effort in
school. They often belligerently deny account-
ability for misbehavior. Sadly, many of their
parents are quick to blame teachers too. Some
parents seem to believe that the school system
can magically insure success without any par-
ticipation or cooperation from them or their
children. This is not to say that teachers are
perfect, they're not; none of us are. But par-
ents who demand that children progress in
school without requiring them to take respon-
sibility for behaving and studying are denying
reality in the worst possible way. Not requiring
children to be responsible for their choices
and behavior only reinforces an external locus
of control, continuing a cycle of failure and
irresponsibility on into adulthood.
G.4( Chesterton once noted, "We do not
get good laws to restrain bad people, we get
good people to restrain bad laws." Similarly,
good people promote the truth and impor-
tance of personal choice and accountability to
everyone, especially children. Children thrive
whenever they discover that they have the
power and freedom to make responsible choic-
es. Advocating excuses for them only rein-
forces the ugly.
Dennis Todd, Ph.D., is a licensed school psy-
chologist living on Amelia Island.



God calls his good, faithful servants home

A after a long time the lord of his
servant cometh, and reckoneth
with him. Hlis lord said unto
him, "Well done, thou good
and faithful servant. Thou hast been
faithful over a few things, I will make
thee ruler over many things; enter thou
into the joy of thy lord, servant of God,
Swell done."
God called his servants home. Their
work on this side has been completed.
The homegoing service for Bishop
Vernon L. Williams and co-pastor Helen
M. Williams was held at the River of
Praise Worship Center Church of God in
Many family and friends came to
share their love for the service they gave
unto the Lord. They should have known
so much happiness. They've had their
cups of joy, but their memories are gifts
of God that death cannot destroy. Each
heart they touched along their way has
left an empty spot.
Bishop's position in society or his role
in his family did not affect his relation-
ship with God. At the early age of 10, he
gave his life to the Lord. He had such a
love for God that he was called into the
ministry at the age of 15 and, at the age
of 17, he received his first license in the
ministry of the Church of God. He
preached throughout Florida and
Georgia. Many souls were added to the
Born and raised in Fernandina by his
parents, Rudolph and Terethel Williams,
his siblings were Ronald Williams,
Beverly Baake, Donna McCullough,
Eugene Williams and Raynard Williams.

He married his high
school sweetheart,
SAnita Rayson, and
fathered two children,
Vernon L. Williams Jr.
and Treviah Williams.
The community has
lost an anointed servant
of God. He was one
who told it to you as
NOW AND God gave it to him, a
THEN bold soldier on the bat-
..... tlefield for the Lord.
His spiritual mother
Maybelle and father were George
Kirkland and Elizabeth
At the age of 22, he pastored his first
church in Fort Myers, where he served
four years. HIe was appointed by the
state overseer as the district overseer of
Fort Myers district and held the position
of regional evangelist director of 10
counties. He be-came founder and pastor
of the Mill Street Church of God in
Eustis in 1982. Within two months, the
membership went from two people to 75.
He received bishop ordination under
the Bible Way Temple Deliverance
Center organization on May 12, 1999. He
was indeed a true man of God. Each of
us has a personal, direct access to our
God through the blood and the name of
Jesus. We know God ordained man to be
the head of his family, but that does not
mean women do not have access to God
for themselves. They aren't to worship
God through their spouse. Thanks be to
God, as sheep of Jesus, all of us can per-
sonally hear'from God for themselves.


Lynne McClurg, president of the Plantation Ladies
Association, welcomed guest speaker Nicolaus Peter
Findeisen-Baron von Jatzuk to the winter luncheon,
above. The baron spoke on the royal robes and uni-
forms of the British monarchy. A donation was made
to the Hope Chest Foundation by the association.

His now wife and co-pastor, Helen
Marie Williams, had that personal rela-
tionship with God for herself. Together
they shared 11 children.
Bishop Williams was a true man of
God. He had been challenged, knowing
the task set before him may be insur-
mountable, difficult well as beyond his
natural ability. He continued to maintain
God's anointing. His evangelistic min-
istry carried him throughout the states,
as well as in Nassau, Bahamas.
From May 1989, until his untimely
death, he was pastor of Bibleway Deliv-
erance Temple Center in Deerfield
Beach with his wife serving as co-pastor.
He will truly be missed from his revivals
at Elm Street Church of God. His home-
going service was standing room-only at
River of Praise Worship Center Church
of God, Larry Osborne, pastor.
The families of the late Bishop
Vernon L. Williams, his wife Helen M.
Williams, Marvin Middleton and Alzarie
Kegler-Perry extend their sincere
thanks to each of you for all acts of love,
kindness shown to them during these
difficult hours of bereavement and pray
God continues to bless each of you.
Birthday wishes to Tylek Sharper,
James and John Johnson, Jy'Bron
. Coleman, Rodrie Bacon, Virginia Loyd,
Leon Baker, Korwin Clayton, Destane
Karim, Willie Staten, Shanaya Thomp-
son, Tia Scott, Lynn Smith, Ella Brow,
Tarris Jones and Pastor Darien K.
Bolder Sr. The annual calendar tea at
First Missionary Baptist Church was
won again this year by the month of
April. The fun continues.


Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester

Rachel Scott de Brauwere
of Orlando and Alan Michael
Sylvester of Longwood were
married at 5 p.m. Saturday,
March 19, 2011, at the Hoyt
House in Fernandina Beach
with Pastor Ivan Rodriguez
The bride is the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Scott de
Brauwere of Fernandina
Beach. The groom is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Sylvester of New London,


i Terrell and Marlena
(Davis) Brazell of St Marys,
Ga., announce the birth of a
son, Oscar "Barrett" Brazell,
born at 3:11 p.m. Feb. 5, 2011,
in Jacksonville. The baby
weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces
and measured 21 inches in
Paternal grandparents are
Terry Brazell of Kingsland,
Ga., and Jessie Brazell of

Waycross, Ga. Maternal
grandparents are Don and
Starr Davis of Yulee.
Maternal great-grandpar-
ents are Wade and Mary
Sparkman of Yulee and Betty
and the late Henry Davis of
Yulee. Paternal great-grand-
parents are Helen and the late
Oscar Brazell of Kingsland
and Jesse and Mary Clubb of'

Pillowcase project cheers sick kids

Since learning about ConKerr Cancer
- A Case for Smiles last year, Marilyn
Boger has been busy making pillowcas-
"Marilyn learned about the program
from an article in the News-Leader last
year, and she has been donating lots and
lots of pillowcases ever since, said Mary
Dyer of Beadlemania. "
"And Mary was our second volun-
teer," added Sylvia Hurst, coordinator.
"From the beginning Beadlemania, 813
S. Eighth St., has been a drop-off loca-
tion for volunteers to take pillowcases
they have made."
ConKerr Cancer -A Case for Smiles
provides bright, colorful pillowcases to
children with cancer and other serious
"The children choose the design they
like and not only use it while they are
hospitalized, but also get to take it home
with them," Hurst said. "A year and a

half ago we started deliveries, and since
then, thanks to such wonderful people
like Mary and Marilyn, we have now
delivered more than 2,000 pillowcases to
Wolfson Children's Hospital, Nemours
Clinic and Pedscare. The University of
Florida Proton Therapy Institute at
Shands in Jacksonville has just asked us
to include the children in their oncology
treatments, so we are going to begin
monthly deliveries to them, too."
Hurst explained that ConKerr Cancer
is also for children with other kinds of
serious, life-changing illnesses or
injuries, not just cancer, and whenever
they can, they do special orders.
If you know a child who would be
cheered by one of these adorable pillow-
cases, if you would like to help sew, if
you would be willing to help launder and
package pillowcases for delivery, if you
have fabric to donate, or if you would like
to help financially, call Hurst, 753-1395.

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and Marilyn Boger with a few of the
pillowcases Boger has sewn for
ConKerr Cancer.

just as farmers *ll sow seeds in oraer to raise
-[ tmr e crops those who folh.w Goao, s'ai ,are
sowing seeds of ow Lord love In trre B lei
we are 1ro ne Par.abe of the Sower nc.
screed his aees in the field some seedi rel
> 1 along the path and me irdis ae them some fell
o p rrcki ground where there '.was .in scm .and
/ .some flJ.mong Me It-rn Luhe iwncr. gre,
up and chaKed the plants Bit STill o'me -ed:.
fell upon good soll and tmhee plants sproureo
ana ore mucn grain Our Lora explain tr ms
Parable by saying ia[ some people near ire
message and dissgaro it. Will OMFerr te. Iee
the message bur t en trouble and peri,.:uri.:.r,
comes iney simply give up Still. There are otner.n
who hear tie message but Ine wonies an.a
conceinr aMou Anu eli e ccre our tne g-.:.:, r,e.i
And men there ar te thoseVo near ine me. Ige-
y repi i. ad bter much u Ir Te .- *, ,e
Our IFies should be an example for, tmois, r.:.unJ
us. and we should fn ro reject mie lov, .;n.
compa.;sicn of our Heaveniy r.iner Jurrur,ri-.
and niprvTng our rel.
tsonship wfi Cooa. and
living our lives in way
that IS pleadrig to Hini.
wIflhelp us to.o hMo
that ear good r2r.,

Cross exhibit
A cross exhibit has been
hung in the windows of the
Anchor, 515 Centre St.
Members of the First
Presbyterian Church congre-
gation, children and adults,
created the crosses.
A Bible study and discus-
sion group, Renewed Passion,
meets each Wednesday dur-
ing Lent from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at
Holy Trinity Anglican
Church, 1830 Lake Park
Drive. This study uses video
and a workbook and is based
on Mel Gibson's movie "The
Passion of The Christ."
In addition .to regular
Sunday services, during Holy
Week Holy Trinity Anglican
Church will hold services on
Maundy Thursday, Holy
Communion and Stripping of
the Altar at 5:30 p.m.;
Traditional Good Friday serv-
ice at noon; Holy Saturday
blessing of the paschal candle
and holy baptism at 5 p.m.;
and Easter Sunday said Holy
Communion at 8 a.m., Holy
Communion with music at 10
a.m. and 10 Children's Bible
Memorial United
"Praying through Music,"
a Lenten series of devotion,
communion and reflective
music, is held each Monday'
at 11:30 a.m. in the sanctuary
of Memorial United
Methodist Church, 601
Centre Street. The April 18
service features Bill Peters
(organ) and Caroline
Sampson (oboe).
Memorial UMC invites the
community to join it as it.
takes the Journey to the
Cross April 18 and 19 from 5-7
p.m. in Maxwell Hall. Journey
to the Cross is an individual
or small group, multi-sensory
As you make your way
through five stations, you will
encounter what it was like for
Jesus and others the last
week of.His life.
Contact the church office
at 261-5769.
The- Maundy Thursday
Holy Communion service
April 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the
church sanctuary will feature
the 40-voice chancel choir
with a Lenten Cantata accom-
panied by a string quartet,
oboe, trumpet, percussion
and piano.
On April 23 from 10 a.m.-1
p.m. the community is invited
to a free Easter Celebration at
the church, 601 Centre St.,
with Easter egg hunts,
bounce houses, music, food
and pictures with the Easter
Park at the Nassau County
School Boardt offices at 1201
Atlantic Ave. and take church
shuttle bus.
Plantation Chlapel
Amelia Plantation Chapel,
36 Bowman Road will hold
Palm Sunday worship at 9:15
a.m. and 11:15 a.m. April 17,
"The Love Transfer." Easter
Sunday services April 24
include a 7 a.m. Sunrise
Service on the beach in front
of Omni Amelia Inn and 9:15
a.m. and 11:15 a.m. worship at
the Chapel, "Jesus is Victor."
St Peter's
The public is invited to
services at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church during
Holy Week and the Easter
The schedule 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 pro-
cessing to their individual
churches.; April 18, 19 and 20
- Holy Week services at 6
p.m. with Holy Eucharist;
April21- 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

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. An
Easter Sunrise Service will be
held at 6 a.m., with regular
church services at 8:15 and 11
a.m. Enjoy breakfast at 9:15
a.m., with Sunday School fol-
lowing. Call 225-5128. Visit
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 resurrec-
tion. 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
a.m. on April 24 on the water-
front of American Beach.
Sunrise breakfast will be
served.following the service
at the Gabriel Means
Fellowship Hall on Lewis
The community is invited
to Amelia Baptist Church on
Good Friday, April 22, at 7
p.m. for "Whispers of the
Passion," a new cantata that
presents the events of Holy
Week as symbolized in the
silent witnesses of Christ's
passion: the ancient walls of
Jerusalem, the chalice, the
robe, the crown of thorns and
the cross. Holy Commuinion
will be observed as the choral
group communicates the
fneaning of the cross.
This Lenten musical by
Joseph Martin will be present-
ed by 40 singers from the
community accompanied by
woodwinds, brass, piano and
percussion, all under the
direction of Pam Helton, min-
ister of music.
Admission is free. Free
childcare (ages newborn
through 4 years) is available
with reservations. Call 261-
9527. Amelia Baptist Church
is located at 961167
Buccaneer Trail.
Freedom Iove
Freedom Love &
Abundant Life Ministries ,
invites the community to fel-
lowship on April 22 at 7:30
p.m. for a Good Friday
Communion Service. A
Resurrection Sunday service
will be held on April 24 at 10
a.m. with the theme, "He died
for you. Will you live for
Freedom Love &
Abundant Life Ministries
is a non-denominational,
Bible-based, multicultural
church. For information con-
tact Pastors Maurice and
Toby Johnson at (203)
627-3252. The church is locat-
ed at 96052 Victoria's Way in
Yulee. "
The United Methodist
Women of the Yulee United
Methodist Church invite
everyone to the 10th annual
Egg-stravaganza on April 23
at 10 a.m. at 86003 Christian
Way, Yulee, with an Easter
egg hunt, prizes, crafts and
face painting.
Resurrection Day
Resurrection Day is
approaching and in honor of
the sacrifice that was made
for us, a cross-bearing
"Walking Like Jesus" prayer
crusade will be held April 23.
Cross bearers and sign bear-
ers will walk and pray for the
community, county and
To participate or for infor-
mation, contact Evangelist
Lois Cook at (904) 624-3501
or allforhisglory01@
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 clos-
est to the fort. All are wel-
come and invited.
'Sonrise' service
Join First Baptist Church
April 24 at 6:45 a.m. for a
Sonrise Service at Peters
Point on South Fletcher
Avenue to begin a day of cele-
bration with music and mes-

sage. 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
Plenty of parking is avail-
able with senior assistance,
and childcare is available. For
information visit



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FRIDAY. APRIL 15.2011/News-Leader


Bit, caught and hearing the Good News

The sudden bump made no.
* sense. When the man turned to see
what it was, his confusion only deep-
ened. It wasn't until he noticed the
blood in the water, and put his hand
in the hole in the back of his leg,
that he realized what had happened.
The razor sharp teeth had taken a
chunk out of his thigh.
I learned of the incident a couple
of years ago while walking on the
beach. When I saw the nasty scar
and listened to the man tell his
story, I couldn't help but consider
the error of his ways. Fortunately
for him, it just so happened that a
local news station was filming some
paramedics on the beach at the
same location where the shark

attack happened.
Unfortunately for
him, the man had
lied to his boss that
P lday and had told
him that he was
sick in bed and
unable to come to
That's right; the
PULPIT whole incident was
NOTES caught on film.
Little did the man
realize how his
Pastor leisurely day at the
Rob Goyette beach would turn-
out. You can imag-
ine what his boss must have thought
as he watched him on the evening

news. I don't remember for sure, but
I think it cost him not only a chunk
of his leg, but also his job.
Perhaps you would agree; some
people just can't get away with any-
thing. I know for me, there was a
season of my life where that is just
the way it was. God had me on such
a tight leash that no matter what I
did, if I deviated off the narrow path
just in the slightest, something was
always there to hold me accountable
to the truth.
Actually, that's still the way it is in
my life, and for it, I'm grateful. I
learned years ago that God disci-
plines those that He loves, and in the
end, it's really a sign of His mercy
and not his anger.

Let me explain. I don't believe in
any way that God is the author of
evil things that happen to us, but,
there are clearly times when in His
wisdom He permits what He can
prevent, if the end result saves us
from further destruction. Much
like a parent who warns their child
over and over again not to do some-
thing, yet realizes that at a certain
point, if the child persists, they
might have to skin their knee a few
times to figure it out; so it is with
God. From time to time, He allows
us to experience the pain of bad
choices with the hope that we'll see
His rules as a blessing and not a bur-
At the end of the day, it's really

quite simple. God's ways lead to lile
and peace. Living a life of rebellion
and deception do not. Not only is the
wayward path a hard one, but also
ultimately, it's sure to get us bit.
"Good understanding gives favor;
but the way of transgressors is
hard." (Proverbs 13:15)
"Come unto me, all you that labor
and are heavy laden and I will give
'your rest. Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me; for I am meek and
lowly in heart: and you shall find
rest unto your souls. For my yoke is
easy, and my burden is light."
(Matthew 11:28-30)
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center:


Volunteers needed
If you have a hug, word of encourage-
ment and want to interact with people,
the Salvation Army Hope House is look-
ing for volunteers to help staff the
Clothes Closet/Emergency Food,Pantry.
and serve as receptionists/greeters. If
you are interested in serving, call 321-
0435 or stop by 410 S. Date St., corner of
Ninth and Date.
Holy Land trip
Journey with Prince Chapel A.M.E.
Church to the Holy Land in Orlando.
Final payment is due April 17. For infor-
mation call Eugene Grant 261-7044.
Spring revival
A "Springtime Revival," sponsored by
the Tri City Ministerial Fellowship, will
be held today through April 15 with evan-
gelist Bishop Wallace J. Sibley, secretary-
general of the Church of God, Cleveland,
Tenn. Services will be held today at 7:30
p.m. at Faith Tabernacle Church, 502
MLKJr. Drive, Baldwin, Pastor Charles
Wilson; Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Miracle

Faith Church of God, 87688 Roses Bluff
Road, Yulee, Pastor Willie J. Franklin;
and Sunday at 6 p.m. at Refuge Center
Church of God, 1348 East 4th St.,
Jacksonville, Pastor Henry Jordan. Come
to on% or all of the services. For informa-
tion contact Sis. Emily Franklin at 548-
0046. *
Choraleers rehearsal
The Gospel Choraleers will hold a
rehearsal and supper at 7 p.m. today at
the Howard Gilman Waterfront Park in
St. Marys, Ga. Please bring a potluck
dish for fellowship immediately following
the rehearsal. 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 afi overwhelming suc-
Glover, Camden and Nassau County's
own legendary gospel singer, will be hon-
ored Saturday at the Praise In The Park
Festival at the park. Mayor William
DeLoughy will dedicate a proclamation
marking a special park day in her honor.
Glover's group, The Gospel Choraleers,

will pay tribute to her through songs
from her albums.. All are invited.
q The Saint Marys waterfront spring
festival, with vendors, activities, singers,
choirs and dance will be held from 11
a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
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; through April 16.
Join guest speakers Teri Furr and Dawn
Sweigart as different generations of
women gather together to declare with
one voice, "Let it be unto me according to
Your Word." There is no cost to attend.
Childcare space is limited and will be pro-
vided at a nominal charge for infants
through age 5 by pre-registration only.
For information visit www.nlcf.org or call
(904) 223-6000.
The 8th Annual Arts and Crafts Show
and Sale, a showcase for local artisans

RELIGION Continued on 10A

-* ,- Special services and

events for Len/Easter
g are listed on page 8A

Join us for this exciting time
Praising our Risen Lord!

Easter Musical April 1 7th (6pm)
"As Sure As My Redeemer Lives So Shall I"
FREE Easter Eggstravaganza!
April 23rd (11am -1 pm)
Egg hunt, enjoy yummy food, fun, a bouncy house &
much more!!!

On April 24th Come to Lofton Creek and greet the day
with our Risen Lord; Easter Sunrise Service 6am. Then
join us for our regular Church Services at 8:15 & 1 lam.
Also, you won't want to miss our Fabulous Breakfast at
9:15am & Sunday School to follow!

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

Sunday School ........................9:30 am
Sunday Worship...........1....10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.... ..........6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road Countly Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

:In the heart of
9 N. 61 Street
Bruce Lancaster
Senior Pastor
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday School 9:50 a
t Nursery
C' Children
.- Adults
www.1 stpress-fb.comrn

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
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
CF of Brenfor t.i & Onrting Road, Fll:261-95a Bc
For More laformation Call: 261-9527

Our vision is:
t ,To Love
To Learn
To Worship -
an e To Witness in Chritst

April. 17th, 2011 "

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

Hlcy gTinicty

^Anyfican Church

H-oly 'Week Services
Palm Sunday
Distibution & Procession with Palms, Reading if the Passion According
to St. Matthew & Holy Communion 8 & 10am
Maunday Thursday
Holy Communion & Stripping of the Altar 5:30pm
Good Friday
Traditional Ante-Communion Liturgy
And Stations of the Cross 12:00 noon
Holy Saturday
Lighting of the Paschal Candle
And Holy Baptism 5:00pm
Easter Morning
Festival Holy Communion 8 & 10am
RevJ Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park.Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
904-491-6082 www.HolyTrinityAnglican.org

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am & 12:30pm
Daily Mass 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fn.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00pm;
Holy Day 8:30am, 6:00pm
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telaphinne Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566

Living Waters
worldou reach
ConiteKoara y Woship
g SUN 9:30am
WED I;Qofpm
Youth. Nursa'S
O Cneiora-' s MAfinstnres
321 -211t7
Sentrparriom COMAIA1 Al rinVetfAIh
Join us LIVE oa ii th.J rueh ithda_
Join us LIVE on the Wet Suind.i

Innovative Style, ContemporaryMusic,
Casual Atmosphere
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Conecting with Chrst Connecting wiah People.
is] on.IT ,.e ilm .I.Ml0I1aI :.m I

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

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

.March 14- April18



March 14 Sarah Rint, Flute &
MarkTaylor, Guitar
March21 Zach Klobnak, Organ
March28 Peter Deane, Organ

April 4 Amelia Clarinet Ensemble
April11 Kim Grimes, Soprano
April 18 Bill Peters, Organ &
Caroline Sampson, Oboe

(904) 261-5769
601 Centre Street

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School.............. 945SA.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training ......... 6:OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnlavlew Road (across from Sadler Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided .

at the Geach
Sunday 11:15 am
Wednesday-Bible Study-7:00 pm
Pastor David Cubbedge
312.5.8th. Fernandina BeachFL 32034

[ fellowship
17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
(just 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

Maundy Thursday Worship 6:00 PM
FBC Good Friday Secret ServIce 8:00 PM
Om" Wr 111- 1 1- l

96362 Blaekrock Rd., Yulee
Senior Pastor Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10.30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided
Bus Ministry Available

LVWsitosAways We/come!
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 For All Services
www Yuleebaptistchurch com
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225s0809
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.nm.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m. .
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-eek Service 7-9 p.m.
Ministries: Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, outhd

Sreath f .resh Iir


10:30am & 1:30pmn
Dr. John C. Van Delinder,

Teen programs
Monday nights
917 South 8th Street
Fernandina Beach. FL


New Vision Congregational Church, UCC
W ship Sundays at i0:00 a.m.
960-4 Chester Road iii Yulee



April 24th

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First Baptist Church
1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandind Beach, FL ;
www.FBFirst.com 904-261-3617



FRIzDAY. APR i 15. 2011/NEws-LEADER



Above are some of the instrumentalists that will accompany the 40-voice choir in pre-
senting Joseph Martin's new Lenten musical, "Whispers of the Passion," at 7 p.m. on
Good Friday, April 22 at Amelia Baptist Church. Frpm left are Kaomi Jones, flute;
Allen Lennon, choir president; Claudia Duncan, French horn; Pat Harris, keyboards;
Amy Scott, ensemble director and trombonist; Jeff Duncan, percussion; and Karla
Jennings, oboe. Not pictured are Gail McCamy, piano; clarinetists Carrie Mays, Debbie
Vines and Samantha Vadnais; and Shaun Bennett, horn. Admission to the musical is
free. Childcare (ages newborn through 4 years) is available at no cost with reserva- !
tions. Call 261-9527 for information. Amelia Balitist Church is located at 961167

Buccaneer Trail.

RELIGION Continued from 9A
and crafters that includes the works of
painters, photographers, fabric artists, jewelry
designers and other mixed media artists, will
be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16 in Maxwell
Hall, behind Memorial United Methodist
Church at 601 Centre St. Iainch and delicious
home-baked goods will be for sale. The event
is sponsored by the Memorial United
Methodist Women. Admission is free.
Food giveaway /
Authentic Impact and The Journey Church
will have 2nd Harvest food to give away on
April 16 starting at 9 a.m. for families in need at
the side of the building where The Impo) is
located, off Sadler Road and South 14th Street.
This will be a drive through distribution.
Fellowship service
God's Active People will host a fellowship
service, "Heaven on Earth and Beyond," on
April 16 at noon at 837 Ocean Ave., Fernandina
Beach. All are welcome. For information call'
Taize service
Taiz6 prayer ia'nquici aan easy way of
prayer. It is a short service that includes simple
chants sung repeatedly, a short period of
silence for reflection and prayers of praise and
intercession. Taiz6 prayer started in World War
II by the monastic community from Taize,
France and continues to this day. Feel free to
take a little time to rest in the Iord and feel the
power of His love in communal song and
prayer at our Lenten Taiz6 prayer service on
April 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael Church on the
corner of North Fourth and Broome streets.
All are welcome.
Passover explained
Passover, the first of God's annually appoint-
ed festivals, will begin on April 19. If you ever
wondered what it's all about and how this
ancient tradition is fulfilled in Jesus, come and
see. Mary Moore, Salvation Army Hope House
manager, will lead an interactive teaching filled
with sounds, smells, textures and tastes as
illustrations at noon Tuesday. For information,
call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, locat-
ed at 410 S. Date St.
Yulee crusade
Crusades for Christ, an old fashioned tent
meeting, will be held April 21-24 at the New
life Baptist Church football field at AIA and
Blackrock Road in Yulee. Evangelist Bill
Bozeman will speak at 6 p.m. on Sunday and at
7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. 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
Unitarian Universalist
Anyone interested in Unitarian
Universalism is invited to a meeting 3:15 p.m.
April 23 in the conference room of Scott &
Sons Jewelers, Suite 200,9900 Amelia Island
Pkwy. There will be a service by the Rev.
Ronald Hersom of the UU Church of
Jacksonville, followed by a discussion on start-
ing a UUCJ branch congregation here. Call
321-1686 for information.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will serve meals
for individuals and families in need in the area
on Thursday, April 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
church, 941017 Old Nassauville Road.
Meals are served on the fourth Thursday of
each month. The church also delivers meals to
those who cannot come. On the day of the
meal if possible, anyone attending, or needing
a meal delivered, should call 261-4741, ext 110
in advance. For information, call Robyn
Stuckey at 583-3280.
Day of Prayer
A National Dy'idOf Prayer servicew\illb' :
held May 5 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church,
1600 S. Eighth St. The keynote speaker will be
Mort Crim, former Detroit news anchor and
resident of Fernandina Beach. A
40-voice chorus from various local
churches and the New Horizons Band will pro-
vide the music. Pire-service music will start at
6:45 p.m.
Veterans and active duty personnel will be
recognized and are especially encouraged to
attend. The service is free and all denomina-
tions are welcome: For information contact
Norm Purdue at 206-0588 or napurdue @bell-
Gospel day
Gospel Extravaganza II will be held May 7
at 3 p.m. at the St. Peter's Episcopal Church
courtyard, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Enjoy an afternoon of praise and wor-
ship, crossing the lines of ethnicity and denom-
ination for the purpose of praising "our God"
together. For information contact Evangelist
Lois Cook at (904) 624-3501 or Brother Jere
Mitchell at 225-8679.
The Dare to Dream planning committee, in
partnership with area parents, is planning the
"Dare to Dream of Northeast Florida Youth
Tour 2011," an educational/cultural bus trip for
40-plus youth, ages 12-18, to Washington, D.C.
For financial and chaperone information, con-
tact Pamela Albertie at 583-8466 or Erving
Gilyard at (904) 874-1947.

Recyce day
Keep Nassau Beautiful,
Inc., in conjunction with the
Florida Department of
Environmental Protection
and Fernandina Beach, will
collect, recycle, treat and
properly dispose of house-
hold hazardous waste and
electronics on April 16
between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. -
or until the collection vehi-
cles are full at the Home
Depot Parking lot at A1A and
Chester Road in Yulee and at
the 1017 S. Fifth St. exten-
sion in Fernandina Beach.
Items acceptable for col-
lection include used oil, oil fil-
ters, gasoline, antifreeze, bat-
teries, fertilizers, pesticides,
insecticides, poisons, com-
puters, televisions, aerosol
cans, household cleaners, flu-
orescent bulbs, pool chemi-
cals, paint thinners, paint and
paint products and photo-
graphic solutions. For infor-
mation contact Keep Nassau
Beautiful at 261-0165 or 1-
800-977-0162, or the
Fernandina maintenance
department at 277-7389.
Farmers market
The Fernandina Farmers
Market Booth With A Cause
program will host St. Michael
Academy on April 16, a pre-K
through eighth grade not-for-
profit Catholic school in the
historic district of
Fernandina Beach that
strives to help children grow
with strong minds, hearts,
faith and respect.,
The academy will have
information about its Long
Point golf tournament on
May 27 and also will be sell-
ing raffle tickets for six fabu-
lous drawings including a
week at a Puerto Rican beach
villa, four nights at a ski
in/ski out condo in Aspen,
$500 cash, a vacation week in
a North Carolina mountain
home, an iPad2 and $1,000
toward St. Michael Academy
Also at the market on
Saturday will be Olives, Etc.,
Clean Ridge Soaps, Deep
Root Forage-Fed Beef,
Reflections of Nature,
Gabriela's Tamales and
The market is open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
at Seventh and Centre
streets. Call 491-4872 or visit
www. fernandinafarmersmar-
National ParkWeek
The Timucuan Ecological
and Historic Preserve will
celebrate National Park
Week April 16-24 with special
programs at Kingsley
Plantation and Fort Caroline,
especially Junior Ranger Day
on April 23.
National Park Week is an
annual celebration and recog-
nition of your National Parks.
This year's theme is "Healthy
Parks, Healthy People."
Children can become a Let's
Move Outside Junior Ranger
by participating in activities
that get their hearts pumping
and bodies moving. The pro-
gram is part of First Lady
Michelle Obama's campaign
to combat childhood obesity,
The program is free and fea-
tures a new activity, Birds of
Prey, that encourages chil-
dren and parents to explore

Regent Julia Nowlin, left, and County Extension
Director and Horticulture Agent Becky Jordi take a
moment after Jordi's presentation as guest speaker at a
recent meeting of the Amelia Island Chapter of the
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
Jordi spoke about planting a wildlife refuge for birds.
She developed a publication for the session, "Attract
Specific lirds To Your landscape," which is posted on
the County Extension's website at
On Monday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jordi will conduct
a Plant Clinic at the Yulee Extension Office, A1A and
Pages Dairy Road. All county residents are invited to
bring plant samples showing problems in their land-
scapes. Problems will be identified and solutions
offered for correction. There is no fee for this service.
For information call 491-7340.

the trails at Fort' Caroline
National Memorial, search-
ing for evidence of the birds
of prey that live there.
On Junior Ranger Day
kids will receive Let's Move
Outside stickers, Junior
Ranger patches and certifi-
cates for participating in the
events. For.the full schedule,
contact Kingsley Plantation,
11676 Palmetto Ave.,
Jacksonville at
(904) 251-3537 or
Join a park ranger for a
discussion on the different
types of shark teeth that can
be found on the area's beach-
es on April 16 at 2 p.m. at
pavilion one on Little Talbot
No reservations are nec-
essary and the program is
free with regular park admis-
For information coiltact
the Talbot Islands Ranger
Station at (904) 251-2320.
Landscape Matters
On April 20, Master
Gardener Nelson Peterson
will conduct a landscape
Matters class on turf weeds
and lawn grasses at the
UF/IFAS Nassau County
Demonstration Garden.
Peterson will discuss vari-
eties of turf and considera-
tions in selecting the best
grass for your landscape and
lawn maintenance practices,
including weed management.
Class is free and open to the
For information visil
matters.html or call the
extension office at 491-7340.
Jekyll cruise
Amelia Island River
Cruises is offering a cruise to

Jekyll Island on April 21,
departing from the
Fernandina Beach marina
and taking a scenic route
along Cumberland Island,
arriving at Jekyll Island in r
time for lunch at the Jekyll
Island Club.
After lunch tours of the
millionaire's cottages are
scheduled. The Georgia Sea
Turtle Center is also located
on the grounds.
Return is by bus, arriving
at Amelia Island at 5:30 p.m.
Cost $120 per person, inclu-
Capt. Kevin McCarthy,
Cecilia McCarthy and invited
historians and naturalists will
share the knowledge along
the way.
Call 261-9972 or visit
Butterfly release
Reflections of Nature
Garden Center will hold its
annual butterfly release, fol-
lowed by a short seminar dis-
cussing the types of native
plants that attract butterflies
to your garden, on April 23
from 10-11:30 a.m. at the cen-
ter, 850688 US 17 South in
Yulee. The event is free and
open to the public. For infor-
mation call 225-9915.
Showhouse gala
The Jacksonville
Symphony Guild presents
the 2011 Designer
Showhouse through April 24
at 9433 Coywell Lane in
Jacksonville, a fundraiser for
the Jacksonville Symphony
Advance tickets are $15;
or $12 for groups of 10 or
more. Tickets are $20 on-site.
There is no cost to visit "The
Village Shops" or to attend
the Designer's Sale April 25.
Call (904) 358-1479. Visit


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Yearbook fundraiser
The Nassau County Home Educators students held a yearbook fundraiser last month.
This is the first year they are creating their own yearbook. To help pay for the cost of
publishing they organized a car wash at Murray's Grille in Yulee. They thank Scott for
letting the NCHE Yearbook Committee use his facility for the fundraiser and all the
wonderful people who came through to get their cars washed.

Pizzaparty I
The students.of the MLK Jr. Recreation Center Afterschool Program recently received
a pizza party courtesy of Fashion Fantasy; Fashion Fantasy hosted the party to reward
students for academic achievement, good conduct and demonstrating overall good citi-
zenship in school. Fashion Fantasy provides weekly after-school classes in fashion and
etiquette at the MLK Center.

Appreciation plaque
Penny Landregan of the
Nassau Humane Society
visited Amelia Island
Montessori School to pres-
ent a special appreciation
plaque to lower elemen-
tary Student Megan Laffey.
Megan, age 8, was making
earrings and bracelets with
her friends one afternoon
and decided that they
should try to do something
to help the Humane
Society. "I was inspired by
my dog, Roxie Roo, who
we got from the Humane
Society and is now part of
our family," said Megan,
who, along with her
friends, sold her creations
at the Montessori School's
.annual Chili Cookoff and
raised more than $75 to
help the Nassau Humane
Society help animals.

French competition
West Nassau High School French students went to the annual state French competi-
tion in Orlando last weekend. Team members are: Trevor Mead, Tessa Hines, Emily
Sammons, Ben Marquis, Zana Humphries, Brooks Wofford, Emily Garvin, Christina
Imler, Deanna Kicklighter, Jesse Hawkinson, Sarah Goss, Morgan Saylor, Courtney
Blackman, Elizabeth Brabham and April Carroll. They won awards in poetry recita-
tion, reading comprehension, impromptu speaking, photo album, project and play.

Special award
The Nassau County School District has
been awarded the Small Business of the Year
Award by the United Way for the expansion of
its campaign at all levels during 2010. The
campaign kicked off with a sports theme that
included several events. The keys to its suc-
cess were leadership involvement and a per-
sonal commitment by the campaign team to
highlight the importance of United Way to
their community. Nassau County School
District's overall campaign dollars increased
by 46 percent; employee participation grew to
81 percent; and employee gifts to United
Way's Community Fund were 95 percent.
Arts camps
The Amelia Arts Academy, 516 South 10th
St., is accepting early registrations for its sum-
mer arts camps and teen workshops. Space
limited. The programs offer high-quality per-
forming and visual arts education, no registra-
tion fees and lots of fun. For more information
or to register, visit www.ameliaartsacademy.
org, call 277-1225 or email information@
Data Buster
The Northeast Florida Community Action
Agency (NFCAA) has extended the deadline
to submit applications for Data Busters, a
summer program for 14- to 16-year-olds that
combines classroom instruction with paid
work experience. Teens have until April 29 to
submit an application.
The program runs June 20 to July 29 at the
Florida State College campus in Yulee.
Transportation to FSCJ-Yulee and employ-
ment sites is provided from NFCAA's Fernan-
dina office at 1303 Jasmine St. Eligibility is pri-
marily based on gross annual household
income, which must not exceed at 125 percent
of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines, based
on the number of members in a household.
Applications are available at 1303 Jasmine
St. Teens also must submit a copy of their
most recent report card and two recommen-
dation letters. Teens and their parents must
also schedule and complete an interview with
NFCAA before April 29. Call Deena Raysor at
261-0801, ext. 205.
Nassau County Teen Court will be held
April 19 at the Nassau County Judicial Annex,
76347 Veterans Way in Yulee. Sessions begin
at 6 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are invited to partici-
' pate. Those wishing to be on the volunteer
jury or act as attorneys, court clerks and
bailiffs can sign up through their school guid-
ance offices or by attending court. To partici-
pate as an attorney, see Coordinator Charles
Griffin., Volunteers.must arrive between 5:30
and 6 p.m. For information call 548-4600.
Members of the community interested in
the prevention and elimination of underage
drinking and other drug use in Nassau
County are invited to attend this month's
Nassau Alcohol, Crime and Drug Abatement
Coalition (NACDAC) meeting on April 19 at 4
p.m. at the County Building, 86026 Pages
Dairy Road in Yulee.
NACDAC is a nonprofit coalition created to
support and encourage drug-free lifestyles for
the youth of Nassau County. For information
visit www.nacdac.org or call Susan Woodford
at 261-5714, ext. 2616.

Southside orientation
Southsile Elementary will hold its annual
orientation for parents and students enrolling
in kindergarten for the 2011-12 school year on
April 25 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the cafeteria.
Classroom visits will follow.
Children must be five on or before Sept. 1,
2011 to enroll in kindergarten. To register
bring the original or certified copy of your
child's birth certificate, up-to-date immuniza-
tion record, physical examination record,
child's Social Security card and proof of
address (utility bill or other mail with
address). Registration begins April e5; par-
ents/guardians are urged to register their
children as soon as possible. Call the school at
491-7941 for information.
'Coffee House'
Fernandina Beach Middle School will hold
its annual Coffee House and debut this year's
magazine on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Atlantic
Recreation Center. Guest speaker Maggie
Carter-de Vries will talk about her experi-
ences getting her books published, student
authors in this year's magazine will read their
poems, essays and short stories and the stu-
dent artists will be recognized for their tal-
ents. Admission is $5 for children and stu-
dents and $10 for adults and includes a copy
of the magazine and refreshments. Extra
copies of the magazine will be available for
sale. The public is invited.
Bands& Barbeque'
On May 14 Amelia Arts Academy and
Kayak Amelia are teaming up to present
Bands & Barbeque, a fundraiser for the acade-
my. Enjoy live music and the sunset on the
banks of the Amelia River. Bring your own
beverages and chairs. Barbecue will be avail-
able for purchase. Cost is $10 for adults and
free for children under 12. For moreinforma-
tion or tickets, visit www.ameliaarts acade-
my.org; call 277-1225 or email
Free concerts
Bring your child and get inspired by the
talented musicians brought in by the Amelia
Island Chambei- Music Festival.
The following events are family-friendly
and free: Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. at the his-
toric Nassau County Courthouse in
Fernandina Beach, the McDuffie Center
Showcase with young artists and faculty from
Mercer University; Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m.,
Splendor in the Brass with Air National Guard
Band of the South at the Amelia Park pavilion;
Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at the Prince of
Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave.,
family concert, meet "eighth blackbird." For
more information visit www.ameliaartsacade-.
my.org, call 277-1225 or email
Dare to Dream tour
The Dare to Dream planning committee, in
partnership with area parents, is planning the
"Dare to Dream of Northeast Florida Youth
Tour 2011," an educational/cultural bus trip
for 40-plus youth, ages 12-18, to Washington,
D.C. The intention is to visit: Johns Hopkins
University; Capitol Hill; Baltimore Civil War
Museum President Street Station; Howard
University; Smithsonian Institution; Seton
Spiritual Center; National Great Blacks in
Wax Museum and more. For information,
contact Pamela Albertie at 583-8466 or Erving
Gilyard at (904) 874-1947.



FRIDAY. APRIl. 1. 201F1

Pirates perfect

in district at 6-0


The Pirates wrapped up a
perfect season in District 3-3A
with a 6-0 mark. Ryne Casey
pitched a three-hitter for his
fourth victory, a 6-1 win over
Oakleaf Tuesday.
Avery Womble doubled in
two runs and Roky Matagolai
drove in another. Jake Foley
singled in a run.
The win pushed the Pirate
baseball team's record to 17-6
The Pirates opened the
week with a 4-1 victory over
Camden County Monday.
Connor Rooney pitched a
three-hitter to up his record
to 6-2 for Fernandina Beach
High School. He struck out
Thomas Guinn drove in
two runs with a double.
James Martin also doubled
and drove in a run.
FBHS edged visiting
Suwannee 3-1 Saturday.
Guinn (1-0) was the win-
iig pitcher.. Bobby Oliver
Itched two scoreless innings
of relief and Casey closed
with one inning of relief and
picked up save.
Brendon Manning drove
in two runs with a double to
provide offense. Davis Bean,
Guinn singled.
The Pirates host Yulee at 7
p.m. Tuesday. It will be senior
night and the team will recog-
nize Alex Bridwell, Justin
Miller, Matagolai, Oliver,
Bobby Severance, Bean and
Chris Rumsey before the
game. They cap the season
Thursday at Fleming Island.
First pitch is at 4 p.m..
Bolles hosts the district
tournament April 26-29.
The Lady Hornets of

Yulee defeated the visiting
Fernandina Beach Lady
Pirates'.17-0 April 7.
Courtney Miller, Stacy
Hyers, Candace Bass, Jessica
Jammes, Krystin Crummey
and Sarah Weakley were hon-
ored as they played their final
game on Hornet field on sen-
ior night.
Every senior had two hits
except Miller, who managed
four. Freshman Haley Solo-
man had a trio of hits for Yu.
lee and fellow freshman Grai-
son Murray added two in the
Lady Hornets' 18-hit attack.
Miller, who has replaced
an injured Sierra Mills on the
mound, threw a four-hitter
and struck out nine.
The Lady Hornets lost to
last year's state finalist,
Bolles, 4-0. Despite out-hitting
Bolles 5-3, a couple of base
running errorseand a timely
hit by the Lady Bulldogs led
to the Yulee loss.
The Lady Hornets wal-
loped First Coast Christian
21-0, pounding out 18 hits en
route to the victory. -
Audrey Boren had a trio of
hits and six RBIs. Crummey
had three hits and Yulee got
two apiece from Murray,
Williams and Bass.
Miller, who hit her first
high school home run, hurled
a three-hitter, striking out
eight, for her 10th win of the
The Lady Hornets are 15-
9; 15 wins is a school record.
Yulee's top hitters are
Mills (.440), Miller (.425,28
RBIs, 24 runs scored),
Weakley (.380), Soloman
(.378, 19 RBIs, 19 runs),
Murray (.355, 23 runs
scored), Hyers (.343 and 19
RBIs), Boren (.321) and
Jammiies (,338 and 14,RBIs)..



The 2011 Ed Gaw Amelia Island Open Water Challenge will be May 28 in Fernandina Beach. The race starts at
8:30 a.m. Junior swimmers launch five minutes prior to masters swimmers. Entry fee is $30 before May 20; $40
after May 21. Everyone pre-registered receives a T-shirt, swim cap and other items. Deck entries receive a T-shirt
if available. Field limited to 300 swimmers. Awards to the overall top three male and female finishers and top fin-
isher in each age group. All swimmers must be registered with U.S. Masters Swimming or USA Swimming
($19/$ 15 on-deck registration). The one-mile event starts at the Jasmine Street beach access. The 5K start is at
the Simmons Road access. Check-in and race finish are at Main Beach. Call Scott Mikelson at 277-7350.

Igou, Isabella shine in surf season opener Sunday at Sadler

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Chris Igou halfway through a 360 that sealed him his victory.

Chris Igou pulled out a
last-minute victory on his
shortboard and Nick Isabella
proved why he's an East
Coast champion on his long-
board in the first surfing con-
test of the season.
The surf at the Sadler
Beach access Sunday morn-
ing was small,but highly con-
testable. Some beautiful
waves came through.
The biggest excitement of
the morning was in the open
men's final. In the dying sec-
onds, Igou caught one of the
bigger waves of the morning
and sealed his victory with ..
some big, stylish maneuvers.
Until that wave, Igou was
trailing and the final was tight
between Chance Bennett,
Isabella and young Bradley
Dunham. Igou won both the

men's and the open men's
Isabella won the men's
longboard division, showing
excellent style, hanging five
toes off the nose of the board
for an impossibly long time.
The spectators seemed to
enjoy the longboard heats the
most, as the waves were just
right for longboarding. At 49
years old, Kevin Leary was
hanging in there move for
move with Isabella.
Skyler DeBerry, 14, put
on quite a show on his long-
board too. Each of them won
their respective divisions.
- The second contest of the
year in Fernandina is sched-
uled for May 8 at the Scott
Road beach access. Check in
starts at 7:30 a.m. for an 8
a.m. start.

Longboard champion Nick Isabella hang-
ing five on Sunday with style.

Fourth annual Pars for Paws Classic benefits our four-legged friends

For the News-Leader

Golf tournaments have lots of birdies.
Coming up April 25 is one that'also has cats
and (logs.
It's the fourth annual Pars for Paws Classic,
at Long Point. The event has become an
important fundraiser for the Nassau Humane
Society in Fernandina Beach.
"It's a fun tournament, at one of the best
courses in Northeast Florida," said event.
chairman Guy Sasanfar. "There's a lot of cama-
raderie among the players because they know
they are helping a very, very worthy cause -
helping homeless animals. It raises much-
needed money for the Humane Society to care
for the homeless animals at our shelter."
Golfers not only get to play a round of golf
on a beautiful course, an hors d'oeuvres-and-
wine reception and silent auction. They also
get to meet some of the beneficiaries of their
generosity, clogs and cats awaiting adoption
from the Hunmane Society shelter at 671
Airport Road.
The event is a four-person handicap scram-
ble, captain's choice. Foursomes are invited,
but if you don't have a foursome, you can be
paired with other golfers.
Sasanfar said the $125 entry fee essentially
covers the cost of the range balls, 18-hole
round, cart, a treat bag, prizes and reception.
The event starts at 12:30 p.m. with the recep-
tion and silent auction following at 5:30 p.m. at
the Long Point clubhouse. Non-golfers are
invited to help.the cause by attending the
reception and silent auction for a $30 admis-
sion fee.
Melinda McGrath, a volunteer dog-walker
at the Humane Society, has played in all of the
tournaments and likes the fact that they are

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Guy Sasanfar is pictured with Gunner,
who is available for adoption at the
Nassau Humane Society adoption center
on Airport Road in Fernandina Beach.

"women-friendly." There are men's, women's
and mixed teams, "with separate prizes for the
men and women, so we're not competing," she
Weather-friendly, too.
"We always try to have it this time of year
because it's almost always perfect conditions,"
she said. "I'll golf anytime, but I love this kind

^of weather."
.-. said the silent
auction is one
S. of the tourna-
S i i ment's major
S fundraising
This year's
items will
include a new
iPod, several
art pieces by
noted local
artists, includ-
Sing Henry Von
SUBMITTED) Genk, restau-
B.J. Murphy, left, is the rant and golf
April Queen ofr Tees and course certifi-
current Queen of Tees cates and
Robin Ritchey. more.
also expressed
appreciation to the corporate sponsors who
provide funding for the cause. This year's cor-
porate sponsors will include First Federal
Bank of Florida and Morgan Stanley.
Businesses or individuals may also "sponsor a
hole" for a $100 contribution.
To enter the event, secure a sponsorship or
donate an item for tli( silent auction, contact
Sasanfar at (luySasanfarl'comcast.net or 206-
1092. Registration forms are also available at
the Nassau Humane Society Dog Park, 641
Airport Road, across from the Fernandina
Beach municipal airport.
"Everyone has a great time, but most of all,
the golfers know they are helping a noble
cause," he said. "You can go out on that course
and know, T'm doing something very impor-
tant today.'"

Hickory Classic
Take a step back in time on the links at
North Hampton for an authentic golf experi-
ence using hickory shaft clubs and vintage
replica golf balls. The second annual HIamptlon'
Hickory Classic is May 21 with an 8:30 a.m.
shotgun start. Format is a two-man scramble
from a shortened course. Visit www.catsan
gels.com. Deadline for entry is May 6.

Lowgross net forladies
The Fernandina women played a game of
low gross, low net April 12 at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club.
Winning the A flight low gross title was
Kathleen Walker with a score of 86. B3.J.
Murphy was the low net winner with 71.13
flight winners were Jean Taylor, low gross iof
100, and low net went to Helen I lirsch with 76.'
Nancy Pollock was the low gross winner of
C flight with a 97. Barbara Lauerman won low:
net with 73. The D flight low gross winner was
Joyce Tonti with 110 and M.J. Augspurger won
low net with 78.
The April Queen oflTees winner is Murphy;
She will compete with seven other monthly
winners for the title of Queen of Tees May 9.

Birdies for Charities
Make a donation to Big lBrothers Big
Sisters of Northeast Florida or tlie Nassau
County Council on Aging and become eligible,
for a trip for two to the 2011 Presidents Cup in
Melbourne, Australia. Deadline is May 11.
Visit www.birdiesforcharity.playerschampi-
onship.com and guess the total number of
birdies that will be made during the competi-
tion rounds of The Players Championship May


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The Amelia Island Happenings Spring Singles Championships were held at the city
courts recently. Men's Open Division winner was Josh Hopper with Scott Mildeson,
taking second place. Women's open winner was Mallory Zobel with Lydia Arflin taking
second. Women's 40-and-over winner was Susan Parry with Diann Schindler taking
second place. Women's 50-and-over winner was Elizabeth Hervy with Leslie Ritter tak-
ing second. Men's 30-and-over winner was Ray Merletti with Leroy Heath taking.sec-
ond. Men's 50-and-over winner was "Pelikan Mike" Foley with Bob Stine taking sec-
ond. Men's 60-and-over winner was John Bray with Ed Clifford taking second.
Pictured, clockwise from top left: Ed Clifford and John Bray; Elizabeth Hervy and
Leslie Ritter; Bob Stine and "Pelikan Mike" Foley; and Susan Parry and Diann

The Players Championship

5K with Donna on Mother's Day

The Players Champion-
ship and The 26.2 with Donna
Foundation will hold the
fourth Players 5Kwith Donna
Mother's Day morning, May
8. All proceeds from the race
will again benefit The Donna
Foundation and The Mayo
The run, which is the
Sunday before tournament
week begins for The Players
Championship May 9-15 at
The Players Stadium Course
at TPC Sawgrass, will be a 5K
beach run staged in Atlantic
Beach. The race begins at 8
a.m. with registration opening
at 7 a.m.
As part of the $50 race
entry fee ($60 on-site entry),
participants will receive a
ticket to the final round of
The Players, valued at $50,
and a Players 5K with Donna
shirt. Participants who wear
their run shirt to the final
round of The Players May 15
will gain access to a special
hospitality suite on the 16th
Runners who participated
in The Players 5K Run with
Donna on Thanksgiving.
weekend in 2010 at The
Players Stadium Course can
also gain access to the suite if
they wear their run shirt from
that race.
The Players Mother's Day
5K with Donna invites all
event participants to bring
their own hydration device to
the 5K, as the race will be the
first in the area to go "cup
free." Through this green
effort, each water station will

be safer, more efficient and
produce less waste from
paper cups.
The water station along
the route will have a
HydraPour high speed dis-
penser that will rapidly fill a
runner's favorite hydration
device a hydration belt,
handheld bottle, refillable
container or HydraPouch -
in about one second.
The 26.2 with Donna
HydraPouch is available for
purchase at breastcancer-
marathon:com and will,be ,
available for purchase during
race packet pickup or at the
race for $13.95.
The Players 5K with Don-
na on Mother's Day again
partners The Players Cham-
pionship with The 26.2 with
Donna Foundation, founded
by local news anchor Donna
Deegan to raise money for
breast cancer research at The
Mayo Clinic and for care for
the underserved with breast
cancer through The Donna
The inaugural Players 5K
with Donna was staged dur-
ing Thanksgiving weekend
2009, on the back nine holes
of The Players Stadium
Course at TPC Sawgrass.
Since then, there have
been two additional Players
5K with Donna events on
Mother's Day 2010 and
Thanksgiving weekend 2010.
All told, $85,000 has been
generated for breast cancer
research and care through
this partnership.
"We are pleased to contin-


Fernandina Beach Middle
School's track and field teams
won the boys and girls county
titles March 15 in Callahan.
Individual results:
Girls 4x100m: 1. FBMS, 56;
2. CMS, 57.22; 3. Hilliard,
57.88; 4. YMS, 59.
Boys 4x100m: 1. CMS,
49.53; 2. FBMS, 49.82; 3.
HMS, 51.38; 4. YMS, 51.76.
Girls 400m: 1. M. Stewart
(FB), 1:09; 2. K. Kelley (CMS),
1:11; 3. K. Puckett (HMS),
1:12; 4. L. Hoggarth (CMS),
1:13; 5. J. Fournier (FB),
Boys 400m: 1. A.J. Bradley
(CMS), 58.35; 2. K. Pennamon
(CMS), 58.56; 3. C. Williams
(YMS), 58.72; 4. Q. Coxwell
(CMS), 1:01; 5. Larson (FB),
Gitrls 800m: 1. E. Faltemier
(FB), 2:43; 2. T. Lesoine (FB),
2:05; 3. R. Hewett (CMS),
2:57; 4. T. Allen (CMS), 2:58; 5.

Copher (CMS), 2:59.
Boys 800m: 1. W. Weaver
(FB); 2. G. Wise (CMS); 3.
Lendry (FB); 4. C. Grego (FB);
5. L. Stern (YMS).
Girls 200: 1. A. Rios (FB),
28.72; 2. D. Hinton (YMS),
29.12; 3. K. Bishop (YMS),
29.41; 4. M. Padgett (CMS),
29.84; 5. D. Perkins (YMS), 30.
Boys 200m: 1. W. Mitchell
(FB), 24.79; 2. K. Pennamon
(CMS), 25.32; 3. C. Logan
(FB), 25.56; 4. T Avery (YMS),
25.82; 5. Newkirk (HMS),
Girls 4x400m: 1. FBMS,
4:49; 2. CMS, 4.59; 3. YMS,
5:03; 4. HMS, 5:05.
Boys 4x400m: 1. CMS,
4:09; 2. FBMS, 4:09.5; 3. YMS,
4:38; 4. HMS, 4:50.
Boys 1600m: 1. W. Weaver
(FB), 5:06; 2. G. Wise (Calla-
han), 5:26; 3. T. Clements (Yu-
lee), 5:27; 4. C. Grego (FB),
5:28; 5. D. Garcia (Y), 5:30.

ue this partnership with The
26.2 with Donna Foundation
inkhe fight against breast can-
cer," said Matt Rapp,
Executive Director of The
Players. "Donna has rallied
this entire community, and
beyond, around the cause of
breast cancer research and
it's a testament to her passion
and influence that all three
previous races have been
such a success.
"All of us at The Players
look forward to welcoming
the race participants for the
final round on May 15. Seeing
that 'sea of pink' race shirts
on Sunday of tournament
week is fast becoming a
heart-warming tradition here
at tournament site."
The fourth-annual 26.2
with Donna The National
Marathon to Finish Breast
Cancer was held in February
and is the only U.S. marathon
dedicated solely to raising
funds to end breast cancer
and care for those living with
the disease. The first three
races (2008-10) have com-
bined to earn more than $2

April 18-21 District 3-3A at Bolles
Varsity Softball
April 18-21 District at Bolles
Varsity Baseball
April 15 at Ridgeview 3:30
April 19 at Fernandina 7:00
April 21 HILLIARD (seniors) 6:00

April 25-28District at Bolles
Varsity Baseball
April 16 WAYNE COUNTY 2:00
April 19 YULEE 7:00
April 21 at Fleming Island 4:00
April 26-29 District 3-3A at Bolles
Junior Varsity Baseball
April 15 at Bishop Kenny 6.00

EmmStreetopens season
Elm Street Little League will hold opening
ceremonies at 10 a.m. April 23 at Charles L.
Albert Jr. Field.

Sign up forYulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner will be registering play-
ers and cheerleaders from 9 a.m. to noon
May 7 at the Yulee Sports Complex on
Goodbread Road. Visit www.yuleepopwarn-
er.org for information.

Bunny Hop 5KFut Run
The Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run, benefiting
the American Cancer Society, will be held
April 23 at Racquet Park at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. The 5K run/walk starts at 8
a.m. with a kids fun run at 9 a.m. An Easter
egg hunt is at 9:15 a.m.
There will not be age group awards and
runners will not be timed, but there will be a
start/finish clock. Large chocolate bunnies go
to the overall male and female winners.
Pre-registration is $15 by April 18; $10 for
kids 12 and under. Entry is $20 after April 18
($15 for kids). Register online at
www.active.com or drop off entries at the
Health and Fitness Center. Call (904) 335-

Pancake fundraiser
. 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 contribu-
tions to Norman Fisher, 86475 Hallway Drive,
Yulee, FL 32097.

Pirates clean up
The Quarterback Club will also be holding
a carwash that day to benefit the Pirate foot-
ball 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 tickets. Drive-
ups are welcome.

Putt-Puttbusiness league
Putt-Putt at Main Beach is offering a busi-
ness league Tuesdays. Fee is $259 plus tax
for the first 12 teams to enroll. Email '
aaron@aaronbean.com or call 753-0517.

Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach, South Fletcher
(A1A) and Atlantic avenues. Park near the
miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. The
ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops
along the way'and loops back to the starting
point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as
a bicycle in good working condition. This ride
is in conjunction with the North Florida Bicycle
Club. Non-members are welcome to sign in
and join. For information visit www.nfbc.us or
call Don at 261-5160.

uibertyRun May28
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"Liberty RPun" 10K/5K will take plade at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation May 28, the
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.


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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
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
Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12
and under). Save $5 and pre-register before
May 14. For questions, call 277-5193.

Katffe Ride for 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, 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 an
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.donatelifeflori-
da.org for information.

Blast thiTaxshoot
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 today.
For an application form with eligibility require-
ments,*visit AmelialslandRunners.com or call
(904) 624-0027.

Opendieergym ,...
Amelia Elite is having open gym Mondays
and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Build-
ing 22 behind Fernandina Beach Middle
School. This is a free, competitive cheer pro-
gram open to Nassau County School stu-
dents ages 12-18. Tryouts are this month.
Amelia Elite will be adding a youth and a mini
program for the fall. Open gym and tryouts for
these teams will be announced later.

Shrimp Festval 5K Run
The 48th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival, presented by Publix, will be held
April 29 through.May 1 in Fernandina Beach.
The McArthur Family YMCA sponsors the
16th annual Shrimp Festival 5K Run April 30.
A one-mile walk and the 13th annual Katie
Caples Youth Run follow. Qall 261-1080 or
visit www.firstcoastymca.orghncarthur.


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FRIDAY, APRIL 15.2011 SPORTS News-Leader


D oug Gies recently
landed a cobia
weighing more than
50 pounds while
fishing at FC fish haven,
which is an excellent sign our
trolling season is close at
hand. In fact, cigar minnows
are schooling at the St. Marys -.
sea buoy and offshore fish
havens during recent warm
weather conditions.
If you plan on deep sea
fishing this weekend, bring
along a pair of jigging rods
rigged with
Jigging up a
live well full
of livese"
and slow
trolling them
over hard
bottoms off-
ON THE shore could
WATER cobiasthe
size of Gies'
TERRY recent catch
LACOSS and kingfish
... too.
some of the better fish havens
during the mid and late
spring fishing season include
HH, FC and the AmbeiJack
Backwater fishermen will
have an ideal tide this week,
end while targeting a wide
variety of back country game
fish. A full moon arrives
Monday, allowing redfish to
push into the flooding marsh Fly fi
grasses while feeding on fid- Hain
dler crabs. Get out on the past
water early as high tide
arrives at 7:30 a.m. at the
Shave Bridge. for sh
Sea trout have also been 10 pou
active during the last of the St. Ma
incoming and all of the outgo- the la
ing tide. Cast a 1/4-ounce led first o
head jig rigged with a white Baits
or chartreuse plastic tail pieces
while working the deep edges shrim
of the Amelia River. nacle,
Sheepshead continues to So
showcase Amelia Island jetty best s
and backwater fishing. Look coming

cobia signals start of the trolling season

shermen will enjoy an excellent tide this weekend with a flood tide arriving Saturday at 7 a.m. at the mouth of the Amelia River. Dr. Richard
es, left, is pictured with a nice flood tide red taken with his own hand-tied crab pattern. Cobia have migrated into Amelia Island waters this
week, which is an excellent sign that trolling season is close at hand. Ted Carpenter is pictured with a 50-pound Amelia Island cobia, right.

eepshead weighing to
unds to hold close to the
arys rock jetties during
st of the falling and the
f the incoming tide.
of choice continue to be
s of blue crab, fresh
p, fiddler crabs or bar-
me of Amelia Island's
urf shore fishing is now
ig from the Grady

Warren fishing pier during
the last of the incoming tide.
Fish the south end of the pier
with fresh shrimp; whiting
weighing to.two pounds are
simply hammering baited
hooks. ,
Beach fishermen surf fish-
ing just west of Fort Clinch in
the deep channel also doing
well with whiting weighing to
two pounds.

The tip of the St. Marys
south jetty rocks continues to
produce black drum, redfish,
whiting, bluefish, flounder,
sea trout and more.
Fish the last of the falling,
and the first of the incoming
. Capt. Terry David Lacosl
has been guiding for. large-
mouth bass in Mills Creek
recently while Working float-

ing worms through the flood-
ed lily pad stands.
"Boggy Creek doesn't
have any pads this spring," he
said. "However, I heard one'
bass fishermen tell that Mills
Creek was loaded-with pads.
That's where we have been
finding the river bass where
they continue to spawn in the
shallow lily pads."
The News-Leader encour-

ages local anglers to submit
p'li'tographs of their catches,
which will befpublished in this
space on Fridays. Email photos
to bjones@ fbnewsleader com,
mail them to PO. Box 766,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
or drop them by,'tfe News-
Leader office at'511Ash St. in
Fernandina Beach. Call Beth
Jones at 261-3696 for more


Hunt safety courseset
forApril 16 in Nassau County
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
then. The location for this class will be given
to those who register in advance by calling
386-7'*-02'" or going to MyFWC.com.
All firearms, ammunition and materials are
provided free of charge. Students should bring
a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must
accompany children under 16,t all times.
People born on or after June 1, 1975, must

complete the hunter safety course before pur-
chasing a Florida hunting license. The FWC
course satisfies hunter safety training require-
ments for all other states and Canadian
Register online and obtain information
about future hunter safety classes at
MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling (386)

Nassau Bassmasters, associated with the
BASS National Federation and the Florida
BASS Federation, rieets the third Thursday in
Yulee. Membership is open to anyone at least
16 years old. Call Bob Schlag at (912) 729-2282
or Billy Kittrell at 225-0267 for information.

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Memorial Hospital's Bone and Joint Center uses the latest
advances,in surgical technology and physical rehabilitation to help
you become more active.

We will be hosting a free seminar at the Residence Inn Amelia
Island. Nancy Felix, M.D., a member of our Orthopedic Team, will
talk about various treatment options for joint pain. Many procedures
are now minimally invasive, which means faster recovery times,
smaller scars, and less pain.

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kicks off

April 29

All hands on deck! The
48th annual Isle of Eight
Flags Shrimp Festival is
scheduled for April 29
through May 1 in downtown
Fernandina Beach.
Celebrating all things
shrimp since 1964 catching
them, cooking them, eating
them and even drawing them
the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival has been
named a Top 20 event nine
times by the Southeast
Tourism Society. This year's
lineup of fine food and enter-
tainment promises to live up
to that distinction.
Catch fantastic bargains
during the Merchants
Sidewalk Sale all day Friday -
the art and antique show
doesn't open until Saturday.
The Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival, presented by
Publix, officially kicks off at 6
p.m. Friday, April 29, when
food booths, entertainment
and activities open at the
riverfront and Kids Fun Zone
I The opening ceremony
officially starts the festivities
at 6:30 p.m. on the riverfront
stage, followed by the Miss
Shrimp Festival Scholarship
Pageant, music and the annu-
al pirate invasion, with fire-
works scheduled at 9:45 p.m.
On Saturday, April 30 from
9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday,
May 1 from 10 a.m. to.5 p.m.,
when not feasting on shell-
fish, visitors can enjoy the
works of more than 300
award-winning artists and
craftspeople and their cre-
ations in watercolor, acrylics,
oils, sculpture, metal, photog-
raphy, pottery and more, -all
fully juried to qualify for entry
into the show. Best of Show
will receive a $1,250 cash
The festival also boasts an
excellent showing of fine
antiques and collectibles,
about 75 booths, including
furniture, Depression glass,
jewelry, crystal and coins.
Student artwork from all pub-
lic and private schools in
Nassau County is displayed,
with awards for outstanding
pieces given by local busi-
Seafood, shrimp dishes
and festival fare abound all
weekend, all prepared with a
local flair and flavor by
dozens of volunteer, civic and
SHRIMP Continued on 3B

John Larson serves hors d'oeuvres on a garden spade at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island's "Meet the Farmers" dinner April
8 at Cafe 4750, above.
Top left, Adrienne Brunette with a tray of refreshing gazpacho ,
shots. Top iight, Lee Jones of The Chef's Garden, a 300-acre
farm in Huron, Ohio, chats with the guests at the dinner that
featured his produce and that of other sustainable and spe-
cialty food purveyors.

Meet the Farmers

Dinner at The Ritz honors people

working to save our food heritage
SIAN PERRY Tolxdorf of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
News-Leader Island.
Whether it's prompted by fears about
t's taken more than. 50 years, but Lee food safety, health concerns, animal wel-
Jones is happy to see Americans final- fare or just because it tastes so much bet-
ly getting back to their roots where f ter, Jones is clearly buoyed by the back-to-
food is concerned, he told guests at the farm food renaissance.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island's "Meet Thirty years ago, his family farm was a
the Farmers" dinner last week. conventional operation until a significant
"It's exciting to see everybody recon- loss of crops following a severe hailstorm
necting with where their produce and threatened their survival jn agriculture.
ingredients are coming from," said Jones, Jones watched as his parents lost "25
owner with his family of The Chef's years of their work, sold off one piece of
Garden, a 300-acre farm in Huron, Ohio equipment at a time, including my moth-
that specializes in more than 600 varieties er's car, in a sheriff's sale."
of heirloom and specialty vegetables, "But out of devastation something
micro-greens, herbs and edible flowers, good comes," he said. Reduced to 300
"Before roads and refrigeration, people acres, they decided go back to how things
were close to farms. As roads and refriger- were done 100 years ago, when "big"
ation developed, the disconnect happened farms were 75 acres. They use no refriger-
chains pushed out the mom and pops. ation or fossil fuels crops are stored in
Now, 50 years later, we are seeing the root cellars, ahd a refractometer is used to
reconnect," said Jones, the leading grower measure the nutritional content of the

of artisanal produce in the U.S. for the
world's top chefs, including Thomas

FARM Continued on 3B

Far-away places yield exciting and tasty wine discoveries

For the News-Leader
It is exciting to discover new
wines and in recent weeks we stum-
bled upon a pair of whites that could
very well change our summer drink-
ing habits. They are the lively, bone-
dry torront6s from the Argentine
Andes and the softer griiner veltliner
from Austria's Danube Valley.
Torrontes jumped out of the well-
balanced wine list at the new
Peruvian restaurant, Picante, at A1A
and Blackrock Road. What has
become the signature white wine of

S I the
a* (rivaling
,IER malbec for
NERS popularity
there) is a
wine that
offers the aromatics of muscat, the
richness of viognier and the crispness
of sauvignon blanc. The Wall Street
Journal wine column called it a "Best
of Tasting" and "truly a world-class
bargain." .
Torrontes' aromas are similar to
viognier, with hints of peach, flowers
and orange citrus fruit. (A New York

Times tasting panelist quipped it
could be sold as a perfume instead of
a wine.) On the palate, it has a beauti-
ful structure and acidity along with
enticing fruit flavors, much body and
a long finish. It is wonderful with
light food seafood and chicken. Its
acidity and liveliness make it a per-
fect blend with spicy food.
Which, of course, is the nature of
the Peruvian food offered by Picante
(picante is a Spanish adjective that
means "to sting"). Because many
restaurants that feature spicy ethnic
food tend to "dumb down" their offer-
ings to entice a broader clientele, to

get the real thing ask that your food
be prepared "in the Peruvian man-
ner." Then order a glass ($10) or bot-
tle ($45) of Michel Torino Don David
Torront6s Reserve from Cafayate
Valley in Argentina's northwest.
Michel Torino has some 1500
acres of mile-high vineyards where
he practices'environmentally friendly
farming that minimizes the use of fer-
tilizers and chemicals. The high alti-
tude and cool, dry conditions (rainfall
is slight, requiring irrigation) pro-
duce a very dry wine.
WINE Continued'on 3B


Celebrate Florida
Lighthouse Day on April
16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
the Amelia Island
Lighthouse in
Fernandina Beach.
Florida Lighthouse Dav

was created in 2006 to
recognize all of Florida's ,
lighthouses and this.
year organizers are cele-
brating Amelia's 172nd
anniversary. Admission nI
is free but children must
be accompanied by an -
adult. Climbing isn't allowed but the base. oil-
house and grounds will be open. Learn more
about the Florida lights and howyou can help
preserve its historic lighthouses.

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Baptist Health's free annual heart health fair.
Women's Heart Connection. is April 16 from 9
a.m.-4 p.m. at the Jacksonville Public Library
Downtown. The fair offers heart disease screen-
ings with immediate results and counseling: med-
ical. nutrition and stress-reduction experts: cook-

ing and fitness demon-
strations; bone: density
risk assessment: pulse
oximetry test (related
to sleep disorders): and
a walking/running
shoe clinic, all free of


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staffing for the free screenings at http'//heartcon-
nection.eventbrite.com. For information call (904)
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Following on the heels of the recent successful
film festival. Fernandina Little Theatre and the
newly formed Amelia Island Film Society will cel-
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senting a mini
Shakespeare film
festival at FLT,
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will showcase film versions of three of the Bard's
most popular plays., adapted and modernized for

the screen: "Romeo and Juliet" April 20 at
7:30 p.m.: "The Taming of the Shrew" -April 21 at
7:30 p.m.: "Henry V" -April 23 at 4 p.m.
The event concludes with the Oscar-
winning "Shakespeare in Love" on April 23 at 7:30
Tickets for each film are $8 and are available at
the door and in advance at The UPS Store in the
Publix shopping center.
For further information on the films or to join
the A.I. Film Society. contact fltplaypeoplepc.
com or info@aifilmsociety.org.
The first ARC Reception & Art Show April 21
from 4-8 p.m. will
feature original
works created by Z
ARC's develop-
mentally dis
able clients
who participate -
in its on-campus art classes.
The show. hosted by Stephanie Medina
and the Waterwheel Gallery. 5047 First Coast
Hwy.. Fernandina Beach. will raise funds while
showcasing unique and colorful art on canvas
For information call ARC Nassau at 225-9355.






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Nassau County Amateur
Radio Emergency Services
(ARES) will hold a barbecue
fundraiser in the parking lot
of New Life Baptist Church
on AlA in Yulee from 10
a.m.-7 p.m. today and April
16. The event is open to the
public. Enjoy complete chick-
en or rib plates, with two sides
and a drink. Slabs of ribs are
available, too.
The fundraiser will help
Nassau County ARES buy
needed equipment and sup-
plies that will enhance their
ability to deploy emergency
communication services.
Area residents interested
in amateur radio are especial-
ly encouraged to stop by.
Licensed amateurs interested
in joining ARES are welcome
to meet the team.
New Life Baptist Church is
located at 464069 SR 200,
across from the Walmart
Supercenter. Contact Brian
Koop at 261-0050 for informa-

Nassau County Animal
Services, RAIN Humane
Society and Cheap Shots
Inc. have teamed up to pro-
vide a spring adoption, pet
vaccination and spay and
neuter education 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
corral at Animal Services. It
will have artificial turf, metal
carport awnings and play
For information contact
Christine Corigliano at 548-
1261 or Joe Novello'at 491 -
* *
Buy-Gones Ladies
Resale Boutique is hosting
a fundraiser for the
Fernandina Beach High
School band. The band has
been under the direction of
Johnnie Robinson for almost
40 years and he has inspired
countless students through
music education. The sale
runs through April 30; a per-
centage of the total sales dur-
ing this time will be donated to
the band for music, uniforms,
instruments, etc. Customers
benefit by receiving a cash-
back gift card for every pur-
chase over $10 (incremental
depending on the total sale).
* *
The 8th Annual Arts and
Crafts Show and Sale, a
showcase for local artisans
and crafters that includes
the works of painters, pho-
tographers, fabric artists,
jewelry designers and other
mixed media artists, will be
held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April
16 in Maxwell Hall, behind

Memorial United Methodist
Church at 601 Centre St.
Lunch and delicious home-
baked goods will be for sale.
The event is sponsored by the
Memorial United Methodist
Women. Admission is free.
* *
Local author Janie
Wilkins will sign copies of
the two volumes of her
autobiography, Janie's
Unbelievable Journey;
Inspirational Letters Written
along the Way, during the
show, with a portion of pro-
ceeds benefiting church pro-
grams. Visit www.janiewil-
kins.tateauthor.com. Books
may be ordered from www.
* *
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. .
* *
"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 purchase 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
* *
A "Spring Festival" will
be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
April 16 at the waterfront
park in St. Marys, Ga.
Contact Kenyatta Compton at
(912) 882-4269 for details.
* *
Join fellow car enthusi-
asts for coffee and conver-
sation on April 16 from 9-11
a.m. at Starbucks, 1460
Sadler Road, Femandina
Beach. For information con-
tact Harvey at 583-8649.
* *.
Best Buddies
Jacksonville will host its
Inaugural Friendship Walk,
a Walk-a-Thon and
Friendship Festival, featur-
ing carnival-style festivities,
food and entertainment on
April 16 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
at the University'of North
Florida Amphitheater. The
Yulee High School chapter will
be participating.
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Amelia Island will celebrate the 10th
season of the Amelia Island Chamber
.Music Festival (www.aicmf.com)
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.
Jazz at Gennaro'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
Hwy., tonight and April 16 at 7 and 9
p.m Music charge is $10 Call 491-
1999 for tickets and reservations
Dogg Bdthers
Indigo Alley and the Nassau
Humane Society welcome the Dogg
Brothers Band on April 16 at 7 30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of music, food and fun
and a 50,50 raffle, with proceeds bene-
fiting the animal shelter. Dog show reg-
istration begins at 4 p.m get your dog
on the runway and take home the blue
ribbon Indigo Alley is located at 316
Centre St Call 261-7222.
Jazz fest preview
The Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz
Festival will kick off its 2011 schedule
with a Festival Preview and Scholarship
Benefit Concert May 12 from 7-9 p.m at
the new Amelia Community Theatre,
209 Cedar St
The event will showcase 18-year-old
tenor saxophonist John Sheard, winner
of this year's AIJF Jazz Scholarship.
The show will also announce the 201
festival lineup and preview music to be
heard from a variety of acts set for this
year from Oct 2-9 Proceeds benefit the
scholarship fund.
Tickets are $25 and available at
www ameliaislandjazzfestival corn and
at The UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road,
277-0820. or at the door if not sold oul
For information call 504-4772 or email
Taste of the Blues'
Free monthly concerts will be held

enhance the lives of students
and adults with intellectual
disabilities by providing oppor-
tunities for one to one friend-
ships and integrated employ-
ment. Registration.is free.
For information contact
Mary White at (904) 296-
0510, ext 402 or
Visit www.bestbuddiesflori-
* *
The seventh annual
"Gathering at Geechee
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
portrayal of the culture by
world-class folklorists, story-
tellers, ring shout experts,
conjurers/medsin fey experts,
musicians, 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.

Just Friends, a social
group for singles over age
55, will hold its monthly din-
ner at 5 p.m. April 18 by invi-
tation only. Call 321-1116 to
* *
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet April 18
at 7 p.m. at the Pig
Barbeque Restaurant In
Callahan. Maxine Hardee will
present a lecture, "Trapped at
the Siege of Vicksburg."
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will observe
"Confederate Memorial Day"
with a memorial service at
Bosque Bello Cemetery in
Fernandina Beach beginning
at 10 a.m. April 23.
* *
The Nassau County
Retired Educators
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 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,

from 7:30-10 p.m. at Cafd Karibo, 27 N.
Third St., leading up to the Amelia
Island Blues Festival Sept. 16 and 17.
Preview concerts will be held May i 9,
June 16, July 14, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8.
For information visit www.ameliais-
Country hitsconcert
Music City Hit-Makers with the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra on
June 3 at 8 p m in the Jim and Jan
Moran Theater. Times-Union Center for
the Performing Arts will feature Brett
James Hillary Lindsey and Gordie
with the JSO Christopher
Confessore, conductor Meet the song-
writers behind the No 1 hits by Carrie
Underwood. Kenny Chesney, Martina
McBride, Lady Antebellum and more.
Tickets range from $18 to $55 and are
available by calling (904) 354-5547 or
online at jaxsymphony org
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7-30-10 p m featuring great local
musicians Admission is free and all are
welcome Come enjoy dessert, coffee
and music
Dog Star Tavemrn
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second SI,
Saltwater Grass tonight 10th
Concession tonight, Josh Miller April 16,
Dan Voll April 17 JG World -
Sweetwater 420 Party April 20. Donna
Hopkins April 21. and Brown Bag
Special April 22 Visit Dog Star on
Facebook. Call 277-8010
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle. 14 S Third St,
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 restaurant, 4828 Firsl
Coast Hwy, in the Palmetto Walk
Shops, live music Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays. Call 321-2430. Visit
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each

program notes, page turning
committee, computer tasks
and more. RSVP to 261-1779
or office@aicmf.com.
* *
The Amelia Island ,,,.,.
Genealogical Societywill. ,
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/diaries, newspapers,
churches and cemeteries.
She also will explore ways
21st century genealogists can
address the onslaught of pri-
vacy issues when trying to fur-
ther their knowledge of family

The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave., Jackson-
ville, 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 col-
lected by Ninah Cummer.
Seated gallery talk with tea
reception immediately follow-'
ing. Seating is limited and pre-
registration is required. Cost is
$6 and includes admission to
the museum and gardens.
Call (904) 355-0630 to regis-
* *
The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its April 21 luncheon
meeting at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Aaron Bean, who served
eight years in the Florida
Legislature, will provide his
perspective on how our state.
government and legislature
Tickets are $15 by April 16,
or $17 at the door. For reser-
vations call Bob Keane at
277-4590. All men, whether
new to the area or longtime
Nassau County residents, are
welcome to attend the meet-
ing and join the club. For infor-
mation visit www.mensnew-

The city of Fernandina
Beach and the Nassau
County Volunteer Center
will honor the winners of
the 2010 Elsie Harper
Volunteer of the Year
Awards and other volun-
teers at the 26th Annual
Volunteer of the Year
Awards Luncheon on April
21 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at
the Atlantic Avenue

Recreation Center.
Winners are: Sheridan
Crismond, Volunteering with
Youth and/or Youth
Performing Volunteer Service;
, Ed Deely,, Volunteering with
.Seniors;.Carolyn Phansteil,
Social Service Volunteer; and
Audrey Stone, Community
cation Volunteer.
To help honor these
awardees, the public is invited
to attend the luncheon on
April 21. For reservations, call
the Volunteer Center at 261 -
2771 or email
* *
Dr. Joanne Mitchell
Martin and the Great Blacks
in Wax Museum-Exhibit
from Washington, D.C., and
the Dare to Dream Planning
Committee are bringing
back the African American
history exhibit, this time to
Florida State College of
Jacksonville's North
Campus April 25-28.
This year's theme is "The
Inventors." Exhibit hours are
Monday from 1-8 p.m.,
Tuesday and Wednesday
from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and
Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person.
All schools and college stu-
dents are welcome. For infor-
mation contact Pamela
Albertie at 583-8466 or Erving
Gilyard at (904) 874-1947.,


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.

Amelia Community
Theatre presents
"Morning's At Seven" at 8
p.m. tonight and April 16
and April 21-23, with a mati-
nee performance at 2 p.m.
April 17. Set in the backyards
of sisters, who have lived as
next-door neighbors for
decades, this witty comedy
takes a look at the binding ties
of family relationships.
Directed by Sinda Nichols,
the play features Jim
Laughrey, Billy Powell,
Catherine Henry, Jim
Hestand, Judy Laughrey,
Brian Gilvey, Linda Janca,
Ron Kurtz and Celeste Amos.
Tickets are $20 for adults
and $10 for students (includ-

Thursday night at The Ritz-Cariton,
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
Saturday at 8 p m Call 261-7222
Larry & The BacktracKs perform one
Thursday a month at Kelley's Courtyard
Cafe 19 S Third St .The dates are May
5, June 16 July 14, Aug 4. Sept 1,
Oct. 6 and Nov 3 Call 432-8213.
O'Kanes Irish Pub and Ealery, 318
Centre St. free trivia each Monday at
7.30 p m wine asking the third
Tuesday at 6 30 pm 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 @thepalacesaloon.com. visit www
thepalacesaloon corn or call 491-3332
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach. 2910
Atlantic Ave live entertainment every
night on the patio (weather permitting),
Macy's play live 6-9 p m every
Wednesday for Wing Night. the Bo Cats
play live tonight from 7-11 p m.
Call 310-6904. Visit
www SandyBottomsAmelia com.
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave., Reggie Lee
tonight Richard Smith April 16 and 17,
Gary Keniston April 18, Richard Smith
April 19; DJ Roc April 20, Stevie
' Fingers' April 21, and Andy Haney April
22 Music is 5-9 p m. weeknights and 6-
10 p.m. weekends and 1-5 p.m.
Sunday Bingo on Mondays and Invia
on Thursday at 6-30 p m in the inside
bar Call 261-5711

ing college students with cur-
rent ID). Call 261-6749 or visit
* *
The University of North
Florida's Department of
English presents "The
Tempest" at Russell Park in
Atlantic Beach tonight and
April 16 at 8 p.m., weather
permitting, with live music
beginning at 7:30 p.m. The
event is free and open to the
public. Bring chairs and a pic-
nic 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
Ginsberg at (904) 246-4061.
The St. Marys Film
Museum in St. Marys, Ga., a
project of the Coastal
Georgia Film Alliance, will
hold an open house April 16
from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with
refreshments and a dedica-
tion ceremony and ribbon cut-
ting at noon. Regular hoirs
will be every Saturday and
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The museum includes dis-
plays such as the skull from
"Pirates of the Caribbean," the
mummy's leg from "The
Mummy," the boots worn in
"Armageddon" and memora-
bilia from blockbusters like
"Sea Biscuit" and "Angels and
To volunteer call Kelly
Davis at (912) 674-4052. For
information about the film
alliance, visit www.coastalge-

"Offices," three comedic
plays by Joel Coen, will be
presented tonight and April
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 Arts,
11901 Beach Blvd.,
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
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
* *
Actors of all ages, child,
teen, adult a
"Shakespeare Sampler" of
sonnets, monologs and
short scenes will be per-
formed 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-

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Riverside home tour to showcase diverse styles

FOr the News-Leader

Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP)
presents its 37th Annual Spring Tour
of Homes Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
This year's tour showcases diverse archi-
tectural styles and some of the city's most fas-
cinating homes, including a rare antebellum
country house built in 1870 for one of
Jacksonville's most prominent residents, a
upique Mission Style home built by hand in
1909 from coquina harvested near St.
Augustine, and a Mediterranean Revival Style
masterpiece designed by Henry J. Klutho that
is recognized as one of the 100 most historical-
ly and architecturally significant buildings in
Duval County.
Eleven homes, one business and two
schools will be featured on the tour. Tickets
are $15 each in advance and $20 per person
during the tour weekend. Tickets can be pur-

chased online at www.riversideavondale.org.
Numerous events are being held in con-
junction with the tour, including a free Home
Tour Bike Ride hosted by City Cycle, an
antique car exhibition, and discounted
access to The Cummer Museum of Art &
Gardens. New this year, visitors also
can take the tour by trolley; each tour ticket
includes free rides on the Riverside Trolley
during the tour weekend, and most tour
homes are within two blocks of scheduled trol-
ley stops.
RAP's Spring Tour of Homes gives
residents and visitors alike an opportunity to
enjoy the hospitality and historical charm of
the Riverside Avondale Historic District,
which in 2010 was named one of the Ten
Great Neighborhoods in America by the
American Planning Association. Attorney
Jeanne Miller, whose quaint bungalow is on
this year's tour, notes, "The Riverside
Avondale area reminds me of traditional

New England neighborhoods and towns, but
with its own unique Southern twist."
2011 tour homes include:
1776 Challen Ave.: The unique Mission
Style Beerbower House was built by hand in
1909 from coquina harvested near St.
2959 Riverside Ave.: The Cheney-
Cummer House is one of the district's true his-
torical treasures. Built in 1870 for Edward M.
Cheney, one of Riverside's original developers
and the owner and editor of the city's premier
newspaper, the house was originally located
on the site of today's Cummer Gallery.
3222 St. Johns Ave.: A majestic 1904
Colonial Revival home, now fully restored after
a multi-year effort.
The Bungalow Style is an early 20th cen-
tury architectural style beloved for its cozy
porches, Craftsman details and functional sim-
plicity. Riverside contains more examples of
the Bungalow Style than any neighborhood in

Florida, and four are on this year's tour: 1028
Osceola St., 2736 Herschel St., 2961 Herschel
St. and 2962 Herschel St.
3338 Riverside Ave.: A stately brick
Tudor that's gleaming after a fire prompted a
major renovation.
2970 St. Johns Ave.: A stylish condomini-
um with wonderful river views.
3536 Pine St.: A cozy and beautifully dec-
orated Tudor Style home.
2842 St. Johns Ave.: A Mediterranean
Revival mansion that dates to 1915.
2801 Herschel St.: West Riverside
Elementary is celebrating 100 years of service
this year.
'* 1200 McDuff Ave.: Robert E. Lee Senior
High School, a 1926 Renaissance Style struc-
ture about to undergo a major interior renova-
tion. Lee alumni this will be your last chance
to stroll your old hallways before the school is


All artists are invited to participate in "Outdoor Arts In
Motion" in downtown St. Marys, Ga., on May 5 from 11 a.m.-
4 p.m. First prize is $100 and second prize is $75.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. at Orange Hall. Judging will
begin at 4 p.m. Email artsandmusicstroll@gmail.com for
details or call Jacquie Cushway at (912) 882-8646. An affiliat-
ed Art &'Music Stroll will take place the evening of May 5.
The public is invited.'

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 Messineo will be
presented at an invitation-only exhibit at the 7th Street
Gallery in Fernandina Beach on April 16. Those interested
in attending may call Deb Cottle for reservations at 261-
2712. To see Messineo's work visit lensnaturephotos.com.

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 will be for sale, and lunch will be offered for
purchase. The event is sponsored by the Memorial United
Methodist Women. Admission is free.
* *
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)
* *
Diane Hamburg, mixed media/fiber artist and member
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, handmade 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-

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
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 paint-
ings. 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.
* *
The Amelia Island Artists Workshops offers a variety of
workshops with nationally known artists. Visit www.ameli-
aislandartistsworkshop.com. To register contact Mikolean
L.ongacre at 415-3900 or Sandra Baker-Hinton at Amelia
SanJon Gallery at 491-8040.

'Bakin with the Boss' tour coming to Jax

"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.

FARM Continued from 1B
fruits and vegetables.
"We only farm 300 acres, and only
100 of that in any one year," Jones
said -100 fallow, 100 for compost and
100 for production. "It's about work-
ing in harmony with nature rather
than trying to outsmart it."
Jones was joined at last Friday's
dinner by other leading food purvey-
ors, including Marvin Wilhite of
Cahaba Clubs in Odessa, a 10-acre
hydroponic farm specializing in a vari-
ety of micro greens; Matt McLean of
Uncle Matt's Organic, a grower of
grapefruit, tangerines, avocados and
blueberries in Clermont; and Gary
Reed of Gary's Seafood Specialties in
Orlando, whose expertise is fresh and
sustainable Florida seafood and hard
to find products from remote loca-
The dinner guests got to meet and
mingle with the farmers, whether it
was just to thank them for their hard
work, get pointers about their own
gardens, or even shopping and cook-
ing tips.
Dinner included an assortment of
appetizers grilled vegetables, dairy
cheese from Winter Park, Savannah
honey, artisanal meats and house-
made charcuterie and entrees such
as local trigger fish, smoked
Berkshire pork loin, house-made pork
sausage and braised pork shoulder.
Dessert was a trio of citrus delights -
an orange chocolate mousse,
"Valencia Oranges Rum Baba with
Burnt Orange Jelly," and a grapefruit
sorbet with ruby star segment.
Each course was paired with organic
wines from Columbia Valley in

WINE Continuedfrom 1B
Picante has an exclusive on the
Michel Torino Reserve, but other tor-
ront6s that will be arriving in the area
soon are Michel Torino's Cuma, which
topped a recent Times tasting, Catefia
Alamos, Crios de Susana Balbo and
Tomas AchAval N6made, all from the
Cafayette Valley in Salta province. All sell
between $13 and $16. (Samples from
other parts of Argentina were not consid-
ered to be as acidic, which appears to be
the key to this wine's success. There are
three different Argentinean wines that
use torrontes in their name plus a totally
different grape from Galicia in Spain.)
Torront6s is one of a few wines creat-
ed in the Americas using European grape
stock (vitis vinifera). DNA profiling
shows it is a cross of the mission grape
(criolla chica) and muscat of Alexandria,
both brought to Argentina by Spanish
missionaries. This cross breeding must
have occurred some time ago as the
grape has been around for more than a
century. *
My second "discovery" is grtiner velt-
liner (pronounced felt-LEEN-er) a cen-
turies-old grape grown along the Danube
in Austria, the Czech Republic and
Slovakia. This is an unexplored variety of
wine that is extremely foodtfriendly and
very intriguing as well as a great value

SHRIMP Continued from 1B
nonprofit organizations from Fernandina
Beach and surrounding Nassau County.
Musical performances by regional and
local acts will fill the air and beach music
by the "house band," the Swingin'
Medallions, who perform Sunday after-
A "Blessing of the Fleet" and the "Best

Buddy Valastro, accomplished master
baker, cake decorator, owner of Carlo's
Bakery in Hoboken, N.J., and the star of
the TLC reality show Cake Boss, is com-
ing to Jacksonville.
Valastro will share the stories behind
his hit TV series and his colorful Italian
family in an interactive show, "Bakin'
with the Boss," on June 5 at 7 p.m. at the
Times Union-Center for the Performing
Arts Moran Theater.
Valastro will answer audience ques-
tions and give a live demonstration of the
techniques that have made him one of
the most successful and renowned cake
artists in the nation. He will also invite
audience members to join the fun on
Last fall Valasti'r also launched a new
spin-off competition show, Next Great

The point of the dinner was not so
much "farm to table" that concept
has become "almost cliche, we've
been doing it since the beginning,"
noted Tolxdorf but to honor the
relationship with our food by celebrat-
ing the exceptional people who make
it all possible.
"This is the first time I've ever
walked in the front door of a Ritz-
Carlton except on my wedding
night," joked Wilhite, who labored "a
lot of years" before finding the right
variety of heirloom micro-greens and
vegetables for his hydroponic opera-
tion. Because his is a "chef-driven
company," he's usually pulling up to-
the delivery entrance at The'Ritzi .
"This group is so important to us -
they really care about what they do.
Relationships are the most important
thing when it comes to food and peo-
ple. You need to know the source.
People ask, 'Where is the food com-
ing from?' 'Is it safe?'" said Tolxdorf.
"We've been to their farms on
many occasions," he noted, to discuss
how they grow their produce and
future trends. "Now our farmers and
fish purveyors gather at our restau-
rant to see how their product looks on
a Ritz-Carlton plate."
"The Ritz was one of the first to get
it," said Jones. "It's been a way of life
for The Ritz-Carltoit. In fact, I carry
The Ritz-Carlton credo card," he
laughed, pulling a well-worn slip of
paper from his wallet. "They've been
doing it for years because it's the
right thing and it's such an honor to
be a small part."
"Celebrate the reconnect that's
happening, the renaissance that's hap-
pening. It's about time," he added.
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selling in the $12 to $15 range. The
wine's green apple bite is nicely accompa-
nied by a pronounced citrus tingle and
the freshness of green grass. A delicate
wine, it is outstanding as an aperitif or
with shellfish and other light foods.
Rhine-like vineyards of the Danube
west of Vienna produce very pure, miner-
ally griiner veltliner due to a chalky soil,
similar to that found in northern France.
Down in the plains, citrus and peach fla-
vors are more apparent, with spicy notes
of pepper and a lesser minerality.
Austrian wines were notoriously
sweet, on the German model, for cen-
turies. Riesling and liebfraumilch were
most popular. Then came the anti-freeze
scandal of 1985 and everything changed.
A small number of Austrian vintners
came across the idea that it would be
cheaper to make wine sweetened with
diethylene glycol, a clear, odorless and
virtually tasteless industrial chemical that
is the base of automotive anti-freeze. The
problem is that 40 grams 1.4 ounces -
will kill you.
Most of this doctored wine was
shipped in bulk to Germany for bottling.
German consumer protection laws
required that the wine be tested and a
German lab discovered the adulteration.
Very little of the wine reached the public
and no related illnesses were reported.
But the scandal was the death knell for

Decorated Shrimp Boat Parade and
Contest" on Sunday.will entertain guests
at the riverfront stage. Contests include
Adult and Little Pirate and Best Beard on
Saturday and a Shrimp Ice Cream Eating
Contest on Sunday. Entertain the family
in the Kids Fun Zone with activities for all
ages and entertainment throughout the
weekend by Rick Hubbard's Kazoobie
Show and JuggleSTUFF, among others.

Baker, and in late January he debuted
his daily cooking show, The Kitchen
On Nov. 2, Free Press (Simon &
*Schuster) released his first book, Cake
Boss: The Stories and Recipes from Mia
The book is an uncommonly touching
and inspiring memoir of his family's fas-
cinating and poignant life story. It also
offers a selection Valastro's coveted
recipes and some of his best tips and
techniques that will make every reader
the "cake boss" of their own kitchen.
Tickets to the event are $25.75-$45.75
and available at www.BuddyonTour.com.
The theater is located at 300 West Water
St. in Jacksonville. Call (904) 633-6110 or

the Austrian wine industry, which was in
the process of launching a U.S. market-
ing campaign. To recover, Austrian vint-
ners shifted their emphasis to dry wines;
the little known grtiner veltliner, which
had grown in obscurity along the Danube
for centuries, became the darling of the
Austrian wine industry.
A new method of leaf training the
vines in the past decade has brought out
grtiner veltliner's best qualities. Today it
is the widest planted wine gf-ape in
.We discovered a bottle 6f griiner velt-
liner virtually hiding on a low shelf at
Amelia Liquors for $13. It is from the
Hesketh winery in the Krems region
west of Vienna where the limestone
slopes above the Danube impart the min-
eral character. Hesketh is an Australian-
based wine company that specializes in
local wines in different parts of the world.
Hesketh calls its grtiner veltliner "Perfect
Stranger," befitting the wine's obscurity
outside Austria.
Both torront6s and griiner veltliner
have original personalities so those who
like the indistinct, bland pinot grigio will
probably find these very distinctive wines
offensive. But then, that's what makes
wine drinking so much fun.
Robert Weintraub writes on wine
monthly in the News-Leader He can be
reached at rweintraub@bellsouth.net.

Join the YMCA 5S-K run on Saturday
The pre-festival Pirate Parade, pre-
sented by Residence Inn, Amelia Island,
will be held on April 28 at 6 p.m. along
Centre Street to the theme of "Shrimping
on Island Time," A Celebration of Island
For information and the schedule of
events visit www.shrimpfestival.com.

Knowyour foods source
Th6 Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island serves
only fresh and sustainable fish, says
Executive Chef Thomas Tolxdorf, who relies
on Gary Rel ,of Gary's Seafood Specialties
in Orlando as "a great advisor as to what we
should have on the menu."
For others., information on choosing the
righi fish can be found at the Monterey Bay
Aquarium website, www.montereybayaquari-
um.org (click on the Seafood Watch link), as
well as the Blue Ocean website, www.blueo-
cean.org (click on "View the seafood guide").
l To learn more about the farmers featured
at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island's recent
'Meet "rie Farmers" dinner and their prod-
ucts, visit.
www cahabaciubs corn Marvin Wilhite
of Cahaba Clubs in Odessa, specializing in
hydroponic micro greens
www.unclematts corn Matt McLean of
Uncle Matt's Organic, growing organic grape-
fruit, tangerines, avocados and blueberries in
www.garyseafood.com Gary Reed of
Gary's Seafood Specialties in Orlando, an
expert in fresh and sustainable Rorida
seafood and hard to find products from
remote locations.
www chefs-garden.com Lee Jones of
The Chef's Garden in Huron. Ohio, specializ-
ing in heirloom and specialty vegetables,
micro-greens, hers and edible flowers.
To learn more about the mission to pre-
serve heirloom vegetables and garden her-
itage, visit the Seed Savers Exchange at
Tolxdort plans to make "Meet the
Farmers" dinners seasonal events. To find
out more, and for information about the new
Salt Cooking School series led by Chef de
Cuisine Rick Laughlin, visit




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be island resident. Nights & weekends.
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Must have experience in front & back
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flexible and can be changed to work
around your schedule. If interested,
please contact Stephen Jordan at 261-
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I, II and/or Executive Officer certifi-
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for Vicki to set an appointment.
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601 Garage Sales

GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., 8am-lpm.
Saltwater fish tank, china, clothes,
plenty of odds & ends. Some
restaurant equipment. 2522 Safe
Harbor Ln., off Will Hardee.
$200/OBO, vintage erector set,
sofa/bed, much more. 96084 Marsh
Lakes Dr. Sat. 4/16, 8am-lpm.
RAIN OR SHINE Sat. 4/16, 8am-
12pm. 2087 Bonnie Oaks Dr.,
CashenWood Subdivision). Baby &
young girl clothes, Infant car seats,
stroller, TV, couch, household items.
86824 WORTHINGTON DR. Moving
Sale. Fum, home decor, lots of great
clothes, women sizes 12-16, girls &
boys size 10-14. Sat. 4/16 from 7am-
GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/16, 8am-?
199 River Oaks Dr., FB. Chimenea,
fire/Ice grill, lights, 3-N-1 oak game
table, old glassware, decor, household
goods, & much more.
YULEE YARD SALE Fri. 4/15, 9am-?
A1A across from Yulee Post Office.
96219 MARSH LAKES DR. Thurs. &
Fri., 7am-4pm and Sat. 7am-2pm.
Furniture, toys, Easter Items, motor
scooters, decorative accessories,
books, clothes, pool umbrella, jewelry,
kitchen items and many other things.
GARAGE SALE Jasmine & S. Jean
Lafitte Drive. Bedroom furniture, lots
of baby items, bicycle, tons of misc.
including 33 LP vinyl records. Sat.,


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601 Garage Sales f t41.e pieces and oriental rugs. Call 701 Boats & Trailers

GARAGE SALE 1548 Penbrook Dr.,
Femandina Beach (off Will Hardee &
Canterbury). Open Mon-Wed., Sat. &
Sun., 12-5pm.

GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/16, 8am-3pm.
Wicker furniture, goose feather couch,
X-Box 360 & games, jewelry, clothing,
porcelain dolls, & other misc. 2nd
Heron Isles entrance off of Chester Rd.
in Yulee 96603 Commodore Point Dr.

GARAGE SALE Sat. 4/16, 2473 Sv
Fletcher Ave., corner of Askins Ave.
8am-noon, rain or shine. Items
available Include kitchen table set,
antique gate-leg table, home decor
items and misc.

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

ESTATE SALE Sat. 4/16 & Sun.
4/17, 8am-2pm. Furniture, appliances,
yard equipment,' clothing, TV, CD
player, office supplies,n many more
items. All Items must go. 2140 Blue
Heron Ct., off Citrona.

602 Articles for Sale
FOR SALE Washer, pool table, TV
armoire, entertainment center, 1200
thread count sheets, big screen TV.

SCOOTER with Harmon handicap lift.
Both in excellent condition. Sell as pair
$1250. (904)583-2111.
Complete food booth and related
inventory. Great shape. Call John
SPA Rendezvous hide away. Working
condition, needs some frame work.
Paid $4200, asking $300. Call (904)

603 Miscellaneous
Buy Swamp Gator all natural insect
repellent. Family safe, use head to toe.
Available at the Home Depot.

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

611 Home Furnishings

LOW $$$ Queen mattress set $175.
Sofa/Love $399. 5-pc Bedroom set
$399. House package $1799. Call

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beach. Fireplace. hardwood screened pool on double lot is Yulee.Fully fenced yard w/utll- near the beach. Two'decks
floors, many recent upgrades, a steal! Downstairs bonus ty building. Adjoining 3 acres overlook thewooded yard.
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2002 CAPE CRAFT CC 2002 75 HP
Mercury, new top end. 2002 Boat
Trailer. Lots of extras. $8500. Call
(904) 583-1676.

704 Recreation Vehicles
PUBLIC AUCTION 200+ travel
trailers & camp houses. No minimum
price. Online bidding available. Sat.
4/16 at 10am, Harrah's, Tunica, MS.
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802 Mobile Homes
wide and corner lot, approx. 1690 sqft.
incl. porch. Cent H&AC. City water,
sewer. $82,000 Neg. (276)768-9595

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fSBO 1622 Alachua St., FB. 2BR/
2BA, close to beach, huge lot, great
neighborhood. As is. $139,900. Call

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4694 Carlton Dunes
Unit 3301 4BR/4BA- 3200 asf $1,565,000
4694 Carlton Dunes
Unit 4101 4BR/4BA 3200 asf $1,300,000


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Oceanfront Beautiful Villa Nassau Lakes 96118 Cayman
3 BR/3.5BA on South Fletcher. Circle 4/3 with salt water pool. Must
No HOA fees. $895,000 MLS#52002 see! $234,900 MLS#54132

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1809 Lewis St, Large building 535 Ocean Ave. Duplex on 536 N. Fletcher Duplex
close to the ocean on American the beach Upstairs 2 BR/2 BA, Upstairs, 2 BR/2 BA, down-
Beach. $500,000 MLS#52494 downstairs 2 BR/1 BA. Also has stairs 2 BR/2 BA Ocean views.
free standing cottage with $400,000 MLS#53529
duplex. $850,000 MLS#53528

338/40 TARPON AVE., 96375 Piedmont Dr. 3/2.5 861536 Worthington Dr.
338/40 Tarpon Ave., 5 Plex at Great home! $144,900 3/2 home in Pages Dairy
Main Beach, can be sold sepa- MLS#54014 $139,900 MLS#53298
rately $499,900 MLS#51366

86204 Hayley Place PRIVACY Spanish Oaks, 3/2 well main- Located at 96656 Chester
with this 2/2 2090 sq ft. home tained home. Fenced yard, 2 Road Very nice, great lot,
on 1.67 acres with a large block car garage. $165,000 move in ready 3BR/2BA.
barn. $89,900 MLS# 54642. MLS#54335 $130,000 MLS#53616

1951 South 8th Street
-4 \Warehouse with showroom
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95330 Spinnaker 3621 sA 4BR,3.5BA gorgeous ocean view home
located in the exclusive Amelia Island community of Summer Beach.
Grand two story living room with fireplace, private library/office
w/iireplace, gourmet kitchen with high end appliances. Master Suite
offers separate sitting room facing the ocean. Master bath features
separate vanities. large shower and oversized jetted tub. Community
Pool. Available fully furnished. On Island. $4,500/'mo
96928 Park 3000 s 4BR/4.5A two story home located Ia Oyster
Bay. Porches front and rear overlooking canal. Gourmet kitchen.
Bamboo flooring throughout. Washer & Dryer. Yacht Club privileges.
Pets ok. Off island. $2.195/mo
2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 st 3BR/3.5BA executive home located
on exclusive Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Fireplace, large bonus
room overlooking two decks, hot tub and a power generator are just
some of Ihe feature of this home. Pets ok. On Island. $2,100/mo
32436 Fern Parke 3010 s 4B8/4BA large Flora Parke home with
tile family room and kitchen. Screened in ground pool, three car
garage fened yard and security system. No pets. Off Island.
2,000/mo .,
85369 Sagaponack 2582 sf4 BR,3BA home just of the Island in
the community ofNorth Hampton. Spacious rooms and exceptional
kitchen with granite. Cable, Internet and security system included!
Pets ok. Off Island. $1.850/mo
96178 Blackrock 3544 sf. 3BR/4BA high end custom built home in
the gated community of Blackrock Hammock off Chester Rd. large
spacious rooms, eat in kitchen and screened porch with fully fenced
backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,800/mo
1549 Geddes 2120 sf. 3BR/2BA furnished town home in the Amelia
Park neighborhood. Open two story floor plan with kitchen
Overlooking family area. Pets ok. On Island. $1,795/mo
or 4BR/3BA home in premier gated golf course community of Amelia,
National. Open floor plan. Upgraded kitchen with, granite. Large
master suite. Sitting room/den separates two guests rooms. Office
could function as 4th bedroom. Pets ok. Off Island. $1.,695/mo
:85121 Bostick -2145 st 3BR/3BA bright and open home. Separate
. office or 4th bedroom. Kitchen with Corian couritertops and
stainless appliances. Fireplace and lots of windows in the Family
- room. Huge screened patio overlooking the golf course. WVD. Pets
=ok. Offlsland. $1,650/mo
-*85414 Sagaponack 2202 sf 4BRr2BA North Hampton featuring
:Jarge screened porch facing the preserve. Kitchen decked with
" corian and stainless. Nice master suite with ill, in cloui Cable,
Internet, Security and W/) included Pets ok. Oil Isl rl, i,nifirmo
32410 Pond Parke 2145 sf 3BR/3BA bright and open home.
Separate office or 4th bedroom, Ptchen with Corian countertops
and stainless appliances. Fireplace and lots of windows in the Family
room. Huge screened patio overlooking the golf course. W/D. Pets
ok. Off Island. $1,600/mo
95118 Sandpiper 1218 sf. 28/2BA recently updated three story
ocean front condominium with views of theAtlantic from every level
Stackable washer & dryer included. No Pets. On Island. $1,600/mo

76305 Timbercreek 2800 sf 4BR/i4BA former model home in
Timbercreek with all the extras, including a large bonus room that
could be a 5th bedroom. Master suite has large closer and walk-in
shower. Upstairs bonus room or 5th bedroom has a full bath.
Covered patio overlooking backyard. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,500/mo
1613 Park 1628 sA 3BR/2.5BA fully 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. $1,450.mo
2119 Beach Vbod 1210 sf 281R2BA Omni Amelia Island
Plantation condo located just one block from the beach! Offered
completely furnished. and ready to go. No pets. On Island.
16 Zachary'- 1668 s A3BR33BA condo just steps-from the beach and
golf course. Plenty of cabinet space in this kitchen overlooking the
family roomwiih vaulte4cilings and fireplace. Over sized screened
porch on back with prit.e fenced in backyard. Pets ok. Off Island.
$1,350/no "
96375 Piedmont 2085 sf 53BR/2.5BA two story home with large
family room and master suite downstairs. Upgraded kitchen with
new stainless appliances and adjacent breakfast area. Fenced in
backyard. Washer & dryer. Pets ok. Off Island. S1,300imo
75079 Ravenwood -1725 sf 3BR/2BA open floor plan Florida style
h6me in limbercreek. Bright, large rooms and kitchen overlooking
living area with plenty of cabinet space. Pets ok. Off Island.
631 Tarpon #6400 lir'l If lNIP\ 1 uli; fa'iil.hc I ur. ,h..,mi-
!,-,ateir Ih ii ,e Ft-n.nd0",.i in l, lit ,.i-lil -r iJr u nbt 11 ilrl ludd.u
Located just two short blocks from the beach. Pets ok. On Island.
76353 Long Pond -1397 sf 3B1'2TIA Cartesian Point home located
within a quick drive to 195. Florida style home with open floor plan.
Pets ok. Off Island. $1,050/mo
Amelia Lakes #521 1145 sf. 3B112BA second floor condo with
screen porch overlooking pool. Family room has vaulted ceiling and
fireplace. Master suite with two walk-in closets. Pets ok. Off Island.
5437 Leonard 1322 st 2BR/2BA home in American Beach with
parquet floors and kitchen overlooking the living room. Large side
yard with shade trees and a pavilion. Short distance to the beach!
Pets ok, On Island. $850/mo
The Palms Three to choose from 979 sf to 1193 sf. two of
Three bedrooms Fernandina Beach coridos located in a gatt
community with pool. Recently remodeled. Pets' ok. On Island.
$875 to 950/mo
Forest Ridge K1 770 st 2BDt1BA first floor condo in the
tommunin of Fori Rtidig SVi aSige mii1i l, ice,.i.lic. to the pool
and Lcnna turlts jnil 3a holi..'iialik h.. tl, hu itl, '. !'ci. On island.
S"15 mo
837 A or B Mary- 816 sf 2iD/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 Downstairs, $850/mo

Full Property Details, Photos and Commercial AmelaLakes#1212-8O06sf. 1B/IBAground floorunitinAmelia
Listings Available At Chaplinlirliams.com Lakes with new carpet throughouL Open kitchen, ceiling fans and
screened porch overlooking the lake. Pets ok. Off Island. $750/mo

Southend Busines Ak- Locwd betren theiz Carton and Amelia Island Planmtion. rwo space.-s avdahe. 1uli
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805 Beaches
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for'a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.

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

809 Lots
LAND FOR SALE 3.35 acres CR 121,
Hilliard. No well or septic, has culvert
with concrete apron. $45,000. Look,
Make offer. (276)768-9595

below Developer-Priced Lots $49k;

offers considered. (912)433-6811

813 Investment Property
- Owner Operator, City water/ sewer.
Serious inquiries only.(904)845-3939.

817 Other Areas
zoned, 4951 Woodlane Cir., Tallahass-
ee, 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
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*3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs
2BR/ I BA $1200 a month +
utilities, Available May 1, 2011
*3423 S.'Fletcher Downstairs
2BR/IBAunfurnished $750 +
*2024A Nature's Walk -
3BR/2BA Flat $1,100 + utili-
1334 Atlantic Ave..
3BR/I BA. 1,243 approx. sq.ft.
$1,200/mo. + utilities.
Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the
beach.All util, wi-fi, TV &
1200 sq ft at Five 'Points Plaza
High traffic and great visibi-
lity, $2,200 a month includes
Rent, CAM, and Sales Tax.
Availabe June 1, 2011.
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.



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20 ACRES $0 down. $99/mo. Only
412,000. Near growing El Paso, TX
(2nd safest U.S. city). Owner financing.
No credit checks. Money back guaran-
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8953. www.sunsetranches.com. ANF.

852 Mobile Homes
HOME in Nassauville. CH&A, washer
& dryer, fenced yard. $650/mo. + $650
dep. Call 548-7468.
3BR/2BA All appliances, partially
furnished, 1800sf, CH&A, big screened
front porch, on beautiful 1 acre lot.
$975/mo. + $900 dep. (904)626-4504
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.
enclosed porch, range & refrigerator
included. $575/mo. + $575 dep. Clean
& freshly painted. (904)742-3602.
NICE 3BR/2BA SW $695/mo. Nice
oak cabinetry. ALSO 2BR New paint
& flooring, $595/mo. Small pets only.
3BR/1BA CH&A, in Nassauville area.
Call (904)261-6703.

854 Rooms
1BR SUITE includes utilities, wash-
er/dryer, & cable. $550/mo. + deposit
& references. Call (904)415"-0311.

855 Apartments
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

856 Apartments
1BR/1BA $750/mo. 615 Donnie Ln.
W/D hookup. Utilities included. Call
Affordable Apartments For Rent -
has 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for
rent. Post Oak is a quaint and cozy
community close to Historic Femandina
Beach, shopping, area schools, and
miles of beautiful beaches! Equal Op-
portunity Housing Complex and Handi-
cap Accessible. Call today 277-7817.
new paint, new carpet, CH&A, W/D,
connections. No smoking. Service ani-
mals only. $875/mo, water & sewage
included. 261-4127, 737 N. Fletcher.
1 BR APT N. Fletcher, $700/mo +
security dep. No smoking, service
animals only. References. (904)491-
1573 or (904)753-1257 ,

857 Condos-Furnished
Nicely furnished 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Pool, W/D, 2 floors. No smoking. Sec.
dep. + util. $1100/mo. (910)695-9935
EXEC 2BR T/H Finely renovated, &
furnished, 2-car garage, W/D, tennis
courts/pool. No smoking. App. req'd.
$1075/mo .'(904)261-0816/557-1682
SADLER RD. Amelia Landings.
2BR/2BA upgraded unit, screened
porch, 2nd floor. $925. Garbage, sewer
& water included. (904)277-0006
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.

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* 1651 S. Fletcher- 2BR/2BA Two story house across the 96088 Starlight Lane 3BR/2.5BA Home centrally
street from ocean. Bonus room /possible 3rd BR. Hardwood located with Garden Tub in 2 Master Bathrooms, eat-in
floors upstairs in BRs & hallway w/ carpet in living room, kitchen, breakfast bar/nook, carpet & vinyl tile, mini &
ceramic tile in kitchen. Fenced-in back yard. $1395 vertical blinds, irrigation system and 2 car garage. $1225
* 5021 Summer Beach Blvd (Summer Beach Village)- CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
2BR/2BA Fully furnished cottage with screened in 2743A Ocean Drive 2BR/1.5BA Recently remodeled
porch. Ceramic tile in living areas, carpeted bedrooms. townhouse close to the beach. Stainless steel appliances,
Community pool overlooks the ocean. Close to the beach granite countertops, bamboo flooring and berber carpet.
and shopping. $1400 W/D included. Private back patio.- $900
* 409 S. 6TH Street 2BR/1.5BA in town near historic 95023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) -
district, well landscaped. Short distance to downtown 3BR/4BA Fully furnished luxury townhouse with eleva-
shopping and restaurants. Out-door shower and levilor tor, bonus room with bar, and butler's pantry.
blinds, includes upstairs b6nus room that can lie used for* Oceanfront community close to the Ritz. $2150
home, office or extra bedroom. Rear fenced-in yard, hot 1828 Perimeter Park (Amelia Park) 2BR/2BA -
.tub in courtyard. Includes yard watering system, stacked Ceramic tile, stainless steel appliances, granite, counter-
washer/dryer and pest control. $1250 tops, washer & dryer. Two master bedrooms. One car
* 18. Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 5BR/5BA/2 garage. Close to schools and shopping. $1350
half BA. Custom built home overlooking the.marsh and 2840 A South Fletcher 2BR/1BA Ocean front.
Amelia River. Pool, outdoor fireplace, patio living area, downstairs duplex. Beautiful views, easy access to the
boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car garage. Professional kitchen, beach. $1250
granite countertops, two laundry rooms. Master suile on *2850 S. Fletcher UP 3BR/1BA Upstairs ocean front
main level. Three BR suites plus recreation room & home with beautiful views. Easy access to the beach.
study upstairs. Private in-law suite. Call for pricing. $1095.
* 610 N. 15th Street 3BR/2BA Home with ceramic COMMERCIAL RENTALS .
tiled floors and carpeted bedrooms. Large great roon, Amelia Park Town Center Office space, 4,500 sq.ft.
screened porch, and fenced in back yard. $1150 will divide and build to tenant's specs
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
* 85678 Bostick Wood Dr. (North Hampton) 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
4BR/3BA Beautiful home with many upgrades. Formal Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
dining room, eat-in kitchen and fireplace in family room. 1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building,
Conimunity pool, clubhouse and playground.Water $1.,500/mo.
access and boat launch nearby. Also includes memnber- Sadler Road Commercial Building 625 sf building on
ship to the Beach Club at Amelia. $1995 1 acre lot. $1,500
Business is good and we need more inventory. If you are interested in renting
your property contact our professional property managers.


858 Condos-Unfurnished
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.
LUXURY 1700SF 3BR/2.SBA Town-
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shopping. Granite c-tops, SS applianc-
es. $1200/mo + util. (904)294-1587
unit, appliances, including W/D. Pool,
tennis. 1 yr lease. No smoking. $945/
mo. + deposit. Reference check. Call
End Unit Townhouse on Preservation
with Pond View. Upgrades throughout.
Ten minutes to beach. Available Mem-
orial Day weekend. $1125/mo. Rent or
Lease to Own. Call (631)873-9895.

1860 Homes-Unfurnished
3-4BR/1BA large fenced yard, deck,
quiet area. $7.00/mo. Call (904)277-
3BR/2BA, garage, on quiet street, near
shopping, short drive to beach. $1250/
mno. (305)308-6505
Long Island Place. $1000/mo. Deposit
negotiable. (904)583-1578
HUGE 3BR/2BA in Amelia National.
No smoking. Pets OK. $1750/mo. Club
privileges optional. Call Terri at (904)
home, like new, 2200sf, 2-car grg,
close to beach. $1475/mo. 2879 Tide-
water St. (954)662-2947. Pics at
tinyurl.com/3dfhwa8 com/3dthwa8>
house. Central heat/air. $895/mo. +
dep. or $225/wk. Terms negotiable,
906 Kelp St. 261-5034.
3BR/2BA Nearly new executive.
home in Ocean View Estates, close to
beach, 1750 sq. ft. $1450/mo. Call

1861 Vacation Rentalsl
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

S863 Office
rent. Call (904)753-2178.
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
400-4000 sq ft. Centre & Second St.
Chandlery Bldg. (770)444-9800 or
SEVERAL OFFICES above the Palace
Saloon. $375/mo. and up. Two-room
suite above Amelia Insurance, Sadler
Rd. $550/mo. 600-1500lSOOsf 2382
Sadler Rd. behind Amelia Insurance.

1864 Commercial/Retail
604 N. 14 ST. 2550 sf w/large 1800
sf room, 2 ADA restrooms, office, store
room, large open deck. Water, sewer'&
garbage included. (904)424-3895

865 Warehouse
800SF WAREHOUSE with 12x12 roll
up door, plus personnel door. 2424
Lynndale Road. Call 'Jim Deal at 261-
6230 or cell 415-0423.

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