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A projected $5 million decrease in
property tax revenue this year could
mean deep cuts or a tax hike for the
At a Wednesday budget meeting,
Nassau County Commissioners dis-
cussed the county's options for saving
money, including closing two libraries,
cutting two fire engines and eliminat-
ing up to 30 jobs.
The commission had asked the
county's other constitutional officers to
trim 10 percent from their 2011-12
budgets, but all of them with the
exception of Sheriff Tommy Seagraves,
who did not attend Wednesday's meet-
ing said they were unable to cut that
much after several successive years
"We've hit bottom," Clerk of Court
John Crawford said. "The statutes say,
'When you wake up tomorrow morn-
ing, those are the services you will
produce.' There is no more. We
doing more with less."
"Clearly, I didn't hear 10 per
coming back from anybody this m
ing, which means we'll have even n
challenges to face," County Mana
Ted Selby said. "We have yet to h
from the sheriff. He's obviously
biggest player in this case."
Commissioners were receptiv
the idea of saving money by elimi
ing two of Nassau County F
Rescue's trucks, or by not mann
oent Everything has to be on the table......
hore There's no more free rides.'
COMMISSIONER DANNY LEEPER
them on a full-time basis.
"As far as the ladder truck ... that is
one of the uses I would like to explore
- just having it available as needed,
but not necessarily manning it all the
time," Commissioner Stacy Johnson
COUNTY Continued on 3A
ANN UFNIATIN,j -uKiHbNt WISLEA
Bagpiper Jim Sloan plays and thurifer Bob White burns incense as they lead a procession of local church members who gathered for a:
Palm Sunday service at the Nassau County Courthouse back to their own churches. See pages 8A, 9A, 10OA and 1B for information ofn
Easter services and events this weekend.
2 million award in burn case
RYAN SM ITH
SAYulee man was awarded more
than $2 million April 15 in 0 suit against
, aJacksonville car dealership.
A Nassau County jury awarded
Ani on Jenkins, 31, about $156,000 in
medical expenses and $2 million for
pain and suffering after it found the
dealership, Key Buick Hyundai, at
fault in a 2009 electrical fire that
destroyed Jenkins' car and left him
with second- and third-degree burns.
Jenkins had leased the car, a
Nissan 350Z, in 2008, according to his
lawyer, Orlando attorney Paul Byron.
In November of that year, Jenkins'
father was in an accident while driving
the car. Jenkins' insurance company,
Progressive, sent the car to a body
"One of Progressive's contracted
body shops was Key Buick Hyundai,"
Byron said. "When they do the esti-
mates for repairs, the repairs total a lit-
tle under $14,000, about 40 percent of
the value of the car."
Key Buick Hyundai estimated the
repairs would take five to six weeks,
Byron said. They took three months.
However, Byron said, the repairs
were not done properly.
'They had a system in place that
was just disastrous," he said. "The per-
,on who runs the body shop came
over from the finance side. He had no
mechanical experience. I asked him
during the trial, 'Have you ever put a
wrench to a vehicle?' ahd he said no."
In fact, Byron said, the mechanic
assigned to Jenkins' car, Max
$l1ankenship, told his superiors several
A Yulee man was severely burned in a 2009 electrical fire that
destroyed his car.
times that the car should be totaled out
but was rebuffed.
"And he works on commission, so
to say, Total the car,' means, 'Don't pay
me,"' Byron said.
Byron said Jenkins even had to
send the car back to the shop the first
time it was released because of poor
When Jenkins finally got the car
back, Byron said, the dealership's
repairs had damaged the wiring.
"If you pinch a wire, crimp a wire
or abrade a wiring harness, the
components will work, but the tem-
perature goes up. You get heat, and
the heat can result in fire," he said.
"The bottom line is, if you do any dam-
age at all to the wiring system, you'll
have the same result, which is elec-
In August 2009, Jenkins, a naval
petty officer, was driving home from
Kings Bay Naval Station in Kingsland,
Ga., on US 17 in Nassau County.
"On the way in, he sees a vapory
mist from the air conditioning vent
and smells an acrid odor," Byron said.
Jenkins pulled off the road to check
the engine, but the mist and the odor
went away so he drove on. Then
flames began shooting into the cabin
through the vents.
"Luckily his windows were down,
or he would have died," Byron said.
"He inhaled a lot of smoke."
Jenkins pulled off the road, blind-
ed by smoke, The car door would not
open and he was forced to bail out
He's sustained burns to his upper
body -; second-degree on his right
hand, third-degree from wrist to elbow,
third-degi ee on his shoulder, second
on his face and third-degree on his
.A state trooper who saw the inci-
dent and rushed to help was later
called as a witness in the trial.
"She testified that he looked like a
blowtorch had been taken to him,"
Jenkins was flown to the burn unit
at Shands Gainesville medical center,
where it was discovered he had also
sustained lung damage from inhaling
toxic fumes given off by burning plas-
tics damage that meant he couldn't
be fully sedated as his burns were
treated, said Byron.
Byron said the jury found that Key
Buick Hyundai's repairs resulted .in
the damaged wiring which caused the
"The average consumer honestly
believes, and has a right to believe,
'When my new car is taken to a big.
fancy dealership, they know what
they're doing,'" he said. "...,I said to the
jury in closing, 'This fire was bound
and determined to happen.' When
Max Blankenship said, 'Don't'fix it,'
and they did it anyway, they created a
corporate culture where someone was
going to get hurt."
Marianne Aho, a Jacksonville attor-
ney representing Key Buick, said
Thursday, "We disagree with the ver-
dict and we're taking an appeal."
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Fernandina Beach Commissioners
gave final approval Tuesday to an ordi-
nance that will expand sales of alcohol
on Sunday mornings in the city.
All commissioners except Mayor
Susan Steger voiced approval of the
new law, which means businesses in
the city can now sell alcohol every day
of the week from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. the
The ordinance also deletes sections
of the code that prevented businesses
from selling alcohol within 2,000 feet
of churches and schools. Any refer-
ences concerning the percentage of
food sold in restaurants and bars were
. Jeff Whitaker, co-owner of Robison
Jewelry in downtown Fernandina
Beach, said "a vital reason for restrict-
ing alcohol sales on Sunday is respect
for God during the Sunday, morning
worship time. Our country and com-
munity have had a tradition of honor-
"Since June of 1935 we have hon-
ored God by placing restrictions on
the sale of alcohol on Sunday,"
Whitaker said. "Let's not move away
from the conservative, Goo-honoring
family atmosphere that telps make
our Fernandina such a unique and
special place to live and to visit. It was
said at the last meeting it is not the job
of the commission to legislate moral-
ity. However, the real purpose of the
law is to declare a behavior right or
wrong..... I ask you to honor this long-
Jeff Overton, senior pastor of First
Baptist Church of Fernandina, remind-
ed commissioners that they spent a
lot of money for studies on dredging
the marina and other projects, but
asked if they had done any studies on
alcohol and'its effects on the commu-
"There are many studies that show
violence increases with more avail-
ability of alcohol," he said. "You are
called to make decisions that protect
the life and property of Fernandina
Beach. To (approve this ordinance)
means ... (you) care about the money
more than the people."
"As a pastor in the community, I've
had to tell loved ones that their dad is
not coming home," Overton said,
"some as the result of alcohol." He
urged commissioners to "take a stand
not for morality, but for safety."
"Please weigh the good against the
bad," said Steve Simmons, owner of
ERA Fernandina Beach Realty. "The
cost of this ordinance will certainly
outweigh the gains. ... Statistics show
that passing it will not be good for the
Melba Whitaker said not all mem-
bers of the Historic Downtown
Business Association were in favor of
the new ordinance. "Don't get the idea
it's a unanimous thing," she said. The
people of Fernandina Beach have
"always had a respect for Sundays,"
she said, noting that compromises to
the alcohol laws had been adopted
over the years, but this new ordinance
"throws out the family-oriented char-
CITY Continued on 3A
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FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011 NEWS News-Leader
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-and what they d or don't recommends a daily intake of
do: -. -. 1,000 mg of EPA+ DHA (two
Juice vith added fiber types of omega-3 fatty acids)
While whole fruit is a great for people with documented
low-calorie source of fiber heart disease, equivalent to
and nutrients, fruit juice' eating two to three, servings
packs in the calories aitd for- of fish per week.
gets the fiber in the discard- "These foods contain such
ed pulp. Fiber-enhanced fruit small amounts of the benefi-
juice is essentially. pulverized cial fatty acid that you'd have
fruit with its fiber remrfoVed, to ingest many'portions per
with a different type of fiber day to get the recommended
adde4 back in. One cup.pf amount," cautions Clark.
orange juice with fiber can "You actually end up losing,
boast.three grams of dietary calorically."
fiber per 120 calorie serving. The Nutrition Facts panel
But one orange has four on one such enhanced
grams of fiber and only 70 omega-3 butter spread
calories a lower-calorie, reveals it contains only 32 mg
cheaiier option with no pro- of EPA + DHA per each one
cessing needed. ,, tablespoon serving.
Drinks with vitamins -, "If you were to get all of
In 2008, the most popular diet your recommended 1,000 mg
soda in the U.S. released its EPA + DHA omega-3s from
"plus" product, a diet cola this butter, you would have to
with a small amount of water- eat 31 tablespoons of butter
soluble vitamins added.. per day (one entire tub), con-
Other vitamin-enhanced suming 2,480 calories," says
drink and waters have taken Clark. "Incorporate more fish
off in recent years, although, into your diet for an effective,
according to Clark, "Many comprehensive way to con-
are merely overpriced, sugar- sume more omega-3s. "
sw4 tenedet' WhIi aff ff a T s '(Take Off
goodmeasure. Despite the weight-loss support and uwell-
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cent of all the vitamins and was established more than 63
minerals you need in a well- years ago to champion weight-
balanced diet, a generic mul- loss support and success. Take
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four cents a day. Why spend #205 Fernandina Beach has
nearly $3 on a special vitamin been supporting healthy
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a more comprehensive multi- munity since August 1971.
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Immunity-boosting' theirfirst meeting free of.
foods Lately, therehas been charge. The chapter meets at
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Anthony Tiliakos, back in Fernandina Beach
So 'after fulfilling his military obligation, announced
the reopening of Tiliakos Shoe Company at 24 S.
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1 'Ajoirt meeting of the city/county commis-
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Hilliard pastor drowns
man to this day," Green said. "Most important-
. ly enough he loved the Lord. This is a great loss
to the community."
Green said he had known Jones for many
years. The two spent time together each week,
talking and sharing insight about faith and min-
"He was a mentor," Green said. "He was
always giving me input about pastoral duties and
Green said that Jones loved fishing and
enjoyed the outdoors.
"Fishing was his passion, aside from read-
ing the word of God," he said. "It's a shock to the
community. So many love hinr."
Winifred Favors, the church clerk for 21
years, said that prior to his arkval at Mt. Horeb,
Jones was the pastor of Antioch Baptist Church
in Fort White, a town in Columbia County.
"We're trying to cope," she said. "It's very,
Favors said that church members will miss
the pastor, who was so eager to serve.
"No one will ever fill his shoes," she said.
"We're very sad to lose him.
MaryThompson PhelpS first eight children moved to Sea
r mp Island, GA as Mr. Shetters
Mrs. Mary Thompson Phelps, age 66, died on 4 worked as a Logger. During their
April 19, 2011 at the Ogeechee Area Hospice years in Georgia, another child
Inpatient Facility in Statesboro, Georgia, joined the family. In the late
Mary had lived in Statesboro since 2005. She 1940s, they came to Jacksonville,
is a graduate of both Stetson University in and Mr. Shetters continued log-
DeLand, Florida, and'Spalding going until joining Jacksonville
University in Louisville, Shipyards during the late 1950s. While in,
Kentucky. Mary 'taught young Jacksonville, the family grew by two, bringingfthe
children in the elementary number of children to eleven. The Shetters
schools of Forest Park, Georgia remained' in Jacksonville until Mr. Setters
and Bardstown, Kentfucky until r&ired from the shipyards. Shortly thereafter,'
retiring to Statesboro: She was a: ,they moved back home to Tennessee and settled
member of First Baptist Church in Sewanee. In 1982, after 56 years of marriage,
and an active worker in the church library, Mr. Shetters passed away. Afew years later, Mrs.,
Sunday School, and the senior Adult ,Ministry. Shetters relocated to' Cowan, TN where she
She led in the founding of* "Caring Threads," a remained until moving to Yulee, FL to be with her
group of sewers, knitters, and crocheters'who daughters in the' 1990's. Mrs. Shelters was a
shipped tens of thousands of items around the member of the Church of God.
world. Mary will be remembered fondly by her In addition to her parents and husband, she
many friends for her generosity, loving spirit is preceded in death by her four brothers, four
and her ministry to others. . sons, Ja4e.s, Joe, Eugene "Gene" and Richard
Survivors include her husband of :44 years, 'Shetters and three daughters, Mary Trussell,
Jim Phelps, of Statesboro; son arid dautghber-in-,. 'Vivian "Bibb" Durden and'Johnnie Jones.
law Michael and Megan Phelps: of Leington, ,;- Mrs. Shelters leaves behind, a son, Everett
Kentucky; daughter and son-in-law Dbnna and W'H tch" Shetters (Sonja), Aransas Pass, TX,
Kevin Crosby of Richmond, Kentucky, three'daughters, Laura Dean Tyre, Jesup, GA,
sister and brother-in-law Katherine Thompson Bonnie Shetters Wise (Isaac), Yulee, FL, Joy'
Knea'rl and Homer Knearl of Okatie, South Kirkus, Yulee, FL, at least one-hundred grand-
Carolina; 5 grandchildren, Grace Phelps, Colin children, great-grandchildren and great-great-
Phelps, Beau Phelps, David Crosby and Jonathan, grandchildren-as well as numerous nieces and
A memorial service will be held today, Friday, Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, on
April 22nd, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Baptist Saturday, April 23, 2011 in th. Burgess Chapel
Church of Statesboro with John Waters, Hubert of Oxley-Heard with Reverend Pete Jones, offi-
Tankersley, and Bill Coen serving as ministers. citing.
The family requests that memorial contribu- Her family will receive*friends on Saturday
tions be made to "Caring Thread s" o Fii st mornin..jgO 100 am utdil'the hour ofserv-
Baptistc- Church. '018 Nor ti Mainw StreN, ice,'at rel 1'Hlie Mi : Shetters willbe laid
.-. ta sJ.'broe.Qeoagia,.3Q458 ,: -. ~ v.:M n.to resdtoi g in eside heY, husband in
Thomas I. Carter runural H-me. Hmtcsdrile Ga Eastern Star Cemetery, Sewanee, TN.
In lieu of flowers, locally, please forward any.
Ethel E. Shetters floral tributes to the Moore-Cortner Funeral
Home, 300 1st Avenue, NW, Winchestel, TN.
Mrs. Ethel E. "Judy"' Shetters, age 102, of Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Yulee, passed away on Wednesday morning, heard.com.
April 20, 2011 at Baptist Medical Center -
Born in Sherwood, TN, 'she was the only
daughter of five children born to the late. John
and Maggie Simmons Pack. Growing up -in
Tennessee; as a teenager she met and 'married
Richard Taylor "R.T." Shetters in 1926. In the
early 1940s, Mr. and Mrs. Shetters and their
Leon H. Smith
The memorial service for Leon H. Smith,
originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 26 at 11
a.im., has been postponed. Arrangements will
be announced at a later date.
New web tool coming
For over a year more than
25 community partners, includ-
ing the Nassau Alcohol, Crime
and Drug Abatement Coalition,
have been working together to
bring the community a region-
al web-based information sys-
tem that will provide easy to
understand health-related qual-
ity of life indicators and best
This new tool is called'
Northeast Florida Counts and it
has more than 175 indicators
for all seven Northeast Florida
counties, over 1,500 best prac-
tices and over 250 Claritas
demographic data sets, provid-
ing ,a one-stop shop for mar-
organizations, .. community
economic' development organ-
izations, transportation plan-
ners, policy makers and fund-
ing agencies :
J A Pubilio wvtoAnnounement hy *ieNetw ader ( aJ
The information system will
go live on Friday, May 6 at 9:30
a.m. in Jacksonville and at 2
p.m. in Daytona Beach and
organizers want residents to be
a part of it. Invited guests
include Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll
-and Secretary of Health Dr.
More information about the
event will be released in the
For questions or more infor-
mation, contact Amanda
Herring at (904) 723-2162, ext
144, or amanda_herring@hpc-
The Fernandina Beach City'
Commission.;will host a Towhn
Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,'
Burns Hall, 801 Atlantic Ave.,'
to consider the future of the city
library branch and other spend-
The results of a "Forward"'.
Fernandina" survey 'will be pre-'
sehted by Adam Kauffman,
president of the Amelia Island
Restoration Foundation, and
Jos6 Miranda of the Amelia. ,
Island Restoration Foundation."'
The survey sought to deter-
mine residents' priorities for
future government spending.
The city commission will dis-
cuss the Forward Fernandina
survey findings. '
There will be an opportunity
for public comment.'
Among the priorities dis-
cussed is whether to relocate
the library to larger, more mod-
ern quarters on Centre Street,
and other improvements on the
water front and downtown.
A Hilliard pastor drowned Tuesday morning
William Jones, 72, pastor of Mt. Horeb Baptist
Church in Hilliard, drowned after falling out of
a boat while fishing with his wife, Elva, on
Julington Creek just before 11 a.m. Bystanders
attempted to rescue Jones but were unable to
reach him in time.
His wife was not in danger and returned to
shore safely, according to news reports. It is
unclear how Jones fell out of the boat. While life
preservers were in the boat, he was not wearing
one and police said he could not swim.
Jones was well known in the community, hav-
ing served as pastor at the church for a second
time beginning in December 2008. He served at
the church previously during the late 1970s and
Jones was active in the Lessie Road commu-
nity. His congregants often worshipped with
parishioners at St. James Baptist Church, led by
Pastor Johnnie Green,
"He was a great man and he remained a great
As a fundraiser, Women
of Power's (a subsidiary of
, LaVerne Mitchell Ministry)
component is assisting indi-
viduals or organizations
interested in securing a tax-
exempt, 501 (c)3 designa-
tion for an affordable fee.
The acquisition of a 501 (c) 3
empowers, the recipient to
apply for all types of grant
funding for project initia-
tives. A 30-day turnaround
time is guaranteed. For
information call LaVerne
Mitchell at (904) 699-7477
or Valerie Baker at (904)
American Legion Post
174 will hold a "Barbecue
Dinner Sale and Easter
Dance on April 23 at
American Legion Post 54,
626 S. Third St., Fernandina
es will be served from noon-
6 p.m. in the Post social
room. The dance will start
at 9 p.m. Dance the night
away with DJ Hank.
Admission is a $5 donation
for non-members of the
Legion. All proceeds will go
to the Post 174 building
Cats Angels will hold a
Yard Sale on April 23 from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. at 709 S. Eighth,
St. Come early for the best
selection of household
items and decorations, fur-
niture, appliances and used
books. Cats Angels recycles
aluminum cans save them
and bring them with you for
the recycle bin. Cats
Angels, a non-profit 501 (c)3
charity organization, relies
solely on donations, grants
and fundraising events to
support its programs. Spay
and neuter it's the respon-
Gary W. Belson
Associates Inc. offers gun
courses at the Range &
Center in Nassad, County. A
Concealed Weapon License
Course will be offered April
23 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. and
April 26 at 6 p.m. A Basic
'with Defensive Tactics
Course will be offered April
30 at 7:45 a.m. Contact
Belson at 491-8358,476-
The next Breakfast
Learning Series for social
services professionals, fos-
ter/adoptive parents, rela-
tive caregivers, foster/adop-
tive-parents-to-be and the
general public will be held
April 26 from 9-10:30 a.m. at
Family Support Services of .
North Florida (FSS),
- Nassau Co.unty office, 86004
Christian Way in Yulee.
begins at 8:30 a.m.
Learn about special edu-
cation programs in Nassau -
County schools as Pauline
Gregory, district director of
exceptional student educa- -
tion, discusses why children
are referred for special edu-
cation, available programs
and their criteria, and indi-
vidual education plans.
Please bring a canned good
for the Soup Train program.
To register, call 225-5347.
Nelson office hours
Representatives of Sen.
Bill Nelson's office will hold
office hours for Nassau
County residents on April
27 from 10:30 a.m.-noon at
Callahan Town Hall, 542300
US 1, next to the fire sta-
tion. The availability is open
to anyone, including those
who need help with a feder-
al issue. Those unable to
attend may contact Nelson
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on South Eighth Street, will
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Saturday from 11 a.m.-5
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FRIDAY. APRIL 22.2011 NEWS News-Leader
CITY Continued from IA
actcr of the community."
Supporters of the ordi-
nance included Ron Flick of
the local chamber of com-
merce, who said it encourages
good business practices. He
said the chamber had met with
the Nassau Alcohol, Crime
and Drug Abatement
Coalition, and would partner
with it to "encourage all our
businesses to participate in
the sale-of-alcohol training pro-
Terry Jones, who owns a
local liquor store, sought
assurance that the new ordi-
nance addressed his business
along with restaurants and
bars. City Attorney Tammi
Bach confirmed that it also
applies to package and gro-
cery stores, and that all state
licensing laws still apply.
Local attorney Clinch
Kavanaugh said the previous
ordinance was "incomprehen-
sible, unenforceable, vague....
It's ridiculous,it's antiquated,
it's left over from blue laws,
and it makes no sense.
"(The new law) .gets
right to the point, and
everybody is treated equally
across the board," Kavanaugh
"If the Baptists don't want
.to (drink alcohol), that's
their right, and we have free-
dom of religion in this coun-
try," he continued. "We don't
live under Sharia law," refer-
ring to the religious laws of
Max Wohlfarth, owner of
the Crab Trap restaurant, said
'he didn't think serving .alco-
hol at 7 a.m. was going to
attract many new customers,
but that being able to serve a
cocktail at Sunday morning
brunch "is not a moral issue
but a business issue." -,
Steger expressed disap-
poiatment at the 7 a.m. Sunday
sales time and said she would
like to see it changed to 10
a.m. for restaurants and noon
for taverns. "It's extreme to
open at 7," she said. "Why are
we doing this?"
Vice Mayor Tim Poyater,
who owns a restaurant and
brewpub downtown, took
umbrage at the irihplication
commissioners had not been
thoughtful about the issue.
"I'm interested in having a
90 years of Excellence
'Since June of1935 we have honored God by
placing restrictions on the sale of alcohol on
Sunday. Let's not move away from the con-
servative, God-honoring family atmosphere
that helps make our Fernandina such a
unique and special place to live and to visit.'
FERNANDINA BEACH BUSINESSMAN
law that is across the board,"
Poynter told Steger. "I'm a bit
put off by your suggestion that
we need to be careful and
think about this, assuming that
we haven't thought about it as
well as you have. I assure you,
I have thought about this, and
it's not about economics to me.
I'm not going to qpen my store
any earlier than it currently
"And to all the people quot-
ing statistics (about the dan-
gers of alcohol)," Poynter said,
"that's happening right now,
all over the world. I assure
you, all these people who
get drunk at night are going to
continue to get drunk at
night whether this passes or
.,Poynter also asked why it
was appropriate to have 7 a.m.
to 2 a,m. drinking hours six
days a week, but not on
"The religious sector here
wants to.impose their will on
people who don't share in that
belief," Poynter said. "I really
don't anticipate in this com-
munity-everyone now open-
ing their shops at 7 in the
morning so people could belly
up to the bar. That's not some-
thing this community does.
That's why I'm supporting
this, not because of econom-
"Like Mr. Overton said, I've
seen a lot of dead people from
alcohol and it's not fun. But it
wouldn't have mattered what
day it wag when they (died),"
said Commissioner Jeffrey
Bunch, a former city firefight-
"People are going to get
(alcohol) no matter what,"
Bunch said. "I have no special
interests, and I've seen some
of the emails accusing us of
siding with business or the
chamber. Believe me, it's got
nothing to do with anybody
making money, it's got to do
"The only problem I have
with this is because of my reli-
gious affiliation, and I can't
legislate from that point," said
Commissioner Eric Childers.
"If someone came to me and
asked that I observe the
Sabbath on Saturday by
restricting alcohol sales, I
would say no. And I have to
say no to this."
, t -
lfwe're not going to cut fire trucks or
We're not going to cut the library,
something's got to give.'
COUNTY MANAGER TED SELBY
COUNTY n we're not going to cut the library, something's got
COUNTYContinued from A to give," Selby insisted. "We're going to have to
said. get more revenue on the revenue side or cut
"Everything has to be on the table.... There's somewhere else on the expenditure side."
no more free rides," Commissioner Danny Leeper Kelley, however, wondered hoA high Nassau
said. "Just because we've always done it that way County's tax rate was compared to other rural
doesn't mean it's the right way." counties.
They balked, however, at Library Director "Where do we fall? Are we truly overtaxing
Dawn Bostwick's proposal to close two branches. people in this county?" he asked. "Nobody wants
"In order to make a 10 percent cut, she's say- to raise the millage rate, absolutely, but it looks
ing she's going to have to close two libraries, in like we're at the bottom of the barrel. It's easy to
Bryceville and Yulee," Selby said. talk about cutting positions, but we're talking
"I can tell you the folks in Bryceville are going about putting names andlaces in the unemploy-
to be at the podium (if that happens)," ment line."
Commissioner Barry Holloway said. "I think we Holloway pointed out that the county had kept
need to do what we can to keep it open, at least its property tax rate steady for three years in
part-time." spite of decreasing revenue.
Johnson, too, opposed closing the Bryceville "What we've done here is what the people
library. She reminded the other commissioners have asked us,to do ... but we've reached the
of the proposal to relocate the main branch, and bottom," he said. "There is no more low-hanging
said if a branch did have to close a relocated fruit anymore. We're going to have to start laying
main branch should be accessible to more of the people off or raise the millage rate or something.
county. I think the problem we're going to face is that
"Closing the Bryceville library branch is not people are going to start losingthat level of serv-
something I'm going to be interested in sup- ice.
porting," she said. "If we're going to close the "My point is, I think the people are going to.
Yulee branch, we need to think about making have to start listening to what's going on here and
the next branch more centrally located." determining the level of service they want," he
Commissioner Steve Kelley also dismissed -said. 'This budget year coming up, losing poten-
the plan, reminding the commission that a large tially 30 jobs and shutting two fire engines down
sum was allocated to the library last year for the ... I think when it starts impacting (citizens), I
purpose of relocating the main branch. think they'll come to the podium and say, 'I need
"I would agree with both of my fellow corn- that fire truck, I need that lifeguard.'"
missioners that closing a library is not an option," "The next six months are going to be tough,
he said. "I find it hard to believe that we've got because there's only so many.dollars to go
$600,000 allocated to one library, and we're talk- around," Kelley said. "We've heard the cry of
ing about closing a library in a rural area. I won't 'Keep my taxes low,' but.we're coming to the
support that in any way. Our children, and peo- point where decisions are going to have to be
ple generally, need libraries." made."
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Prescription drug abuse is properly dispose of unused or
the nation's fastest-growing' expired medications.
drug problem, an epidemic Communities nationwide will
whose source is too dften right be having prescription drug
at home in America's medi- take-back programs this
cine cabinets, according -to month, allowing individuals to
Fernandina Beach Police. The safely dispose of expired or
easy availability of pain med- unused prescription drugs at
ications and a misconception collection sites operated by
that they are safer than illicit local law enforcement officials
drugs even when abused has and approved by the Drug
led to shocking increases in Enforcement Administration.
prescription drug abuse. This not only reduces the
Nationally an estimated 6.2 potential for diversion of these
million people 12 and older drugs, keeping them out of
report having misused pre- the.hands of our children and
scription Orugs in the past others, reducing accidental
month. Between 1998 and overdose, but it also signifi-
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increase in treatment admis- of disposal on our environ-
sions ages 12 and over report- ment.
ing abuse of'pain relievers. The Fernandina Beach
The federal Centers for Police Department and the-
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the number of unintentional Drug Abatement Coalition
drug overdose deaths involv- (NACDAC) are partnering
ing opioid analgesic pain med- with the DEA to collect
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between 1999 and 2006, total- for destruction.
ing more overdose deaths than Fernandina Beach police
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the D stood for diesel engine.
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way to name an expensive offer-
ing. Digressing, Henry Ford
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n't very expensive and it worked
out pretty well for him.
Realizing it was Easter week,
with the bunny rabbit being a
commercial symbol, this topic of
car names came to mind. Let's
give the VW Rabbit credit for
the idea. It
make the best
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Jaguars and all the sports fran-
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My last Ford example is a test
of your age the Pinto a sub-
compact from decades ago.
Cats must hit home with
potential car buyers, as this is
also a popular choice. Jaguar,
like Mercedes, is an iconic
brand with a cat at the forefront.
Buick Wildcat, Mercury
Cougar and Lynx are a few
.other cat nameplates. Snakes
are represented with Ford
Cobras and Dodge Vipers.
Plymouth Barracuda and
Corvette Stingray identify nau-
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Thunderbird), insects (Beetle)
and Sheep (Ram) and miscella-
neous others (Impala, Fox,
Roadrunner) represent animal
Many of the newer car
names are hard for me to relate
to. Not wanting to alienate any
owners that found them appeal-
ing, they will not be spelled out.
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bers would be my platform for
any future models.
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A sense of humor helps in Tallahassee
Week six of the legislative
session has been full of antici-
pation and speculation. Much
of the subcommittee work has
been completed, so the meet-
ing schedule has slowed con-
siderably. This means that
many legislative ideas and
proposals essentially die in
committee having not been
My week in Tallahassee
'began with the drive on
Tuesday morning. We had
two bills on the Economic
Affairs committee agenda. HB
:1317 is our Nassau County
local bill. I was pleased to
'have County Commissioner
-Barry Holloway attend the
'committee meeting and speak
:in favor of the bill. The bill
,was unanimously approved by
the committee and is now
:ready to be heard on the
'House floor. This bill was a
result of an economic summit
from last October 2010 and is
aimed at creating jobs.
After presenting my bills, I
met with Chris Chambliss, the
Clay County supervisor of
elections, about HB 1355 deal-
ing with elections. I also met
with representatives of the
Florida Association of
regarding affordable housing.
The highlight of the afternoon
was meeting with realtors
from Nassau County. About 20
realtors crowded in my office
to talk about property insur-
ance, property tax assess-
ments, septic tank inspections
and affordable housing. We
took time to pose for a picture
outside of House chambers.
The realtors bring such a
presence to the Capitol and
we always enjoy hearing from
The day ended with a
meeting about cancer
research funding. This is an
issue that will be addressed
during conference. The
Senate funds cancer research
at $52.2 million while the
House funds only $1.'2 million.
On Wednesday morning I
enjoyed a quick visit with real-
tors from the Jacksonville
area (and a couple from "
Bryceville). It was special for
me because one of the real-
tors was my boss 26 years ago
when I worked 'at Watson
Realty. It is wonderful to
renew old acquaintances. On
the walk to the fourth floor,
Paige Kelton from Action
News asked for an on-camera
interview to talk about a law
that is being proposed in
South Carolina to restrict
, inmates from engaging in
social media activities. This is
apparently a new tactic that
inmates are using to commu-
nicate and develop relation-
ships online. It reminded me
of the bill that we did last ses-
sion dealing with electronic
threats and I
hope to be
tion. We had an interesting
panel discussion regarding
health care services and when
it is appropriate and cost effec-
tive to have private providers
involved in service delivery.
The committee looked at how
purchasing works, asked
questions and heard testimo-
ny from' experts.,The two-
hour meeting flew by.
After lunch I was off to the
Education Committee meet-
ing where we had a lengthy
debate on HB 301 dealing
with protecting youth athletes
from concussions and head
injuries. An amendment was
adopted to allow not only
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Finally, late in the afternoon,
the announcement was made
that conference between the
House and the Senate would
not start until after the Easter
break. This was both good
news and bad news. It was
good news because it meant I
would be able to go home this
weekend, but bad news
because it sets our schedule
back quite a bit. While the
House is scheduled to work
two days during Easter week,
the Senate will be out of ses-
sion for the full week.
That night I had an enjoy-
able evening at the Republi-
can C~iutas dinner. We had a
time 6f fellowship and cama-
raderne and iti meant no Chef
Bovardee ravioli for dinner!
They played video clips of
members debating the budget
from the prior week. It was
hilarious to hear so many
members use the words
"tough," "difficult" and "hard"
to describe the budget
process. It was suggested that
we were in need of a the-
sauris:; Leader Lopez-Cantera
was the.worst offender by far,
using these words seven
times ifi his debate.
The next morning I visited
a local bookstore on a mission
to buy a thesaurus. It was
great to see the look on
Leader Lopez-Cantera's face
when he found the thesaurus
in his chair on the House
floor. Inside the cover, I wrote
a note providing a list of syn-
onyrms for the word "tough"
and thariked him for his sedu-
lous wo-k. It helps to have a
sense of humor in this
Thursday morning I had
meetings with representatives
from credit unions and Take
Stock in Children. The Senate
has $3.8 million for Take
Stock in Children, while the
House has $3 million. This,
too, will be a conference issue.
The afternoon was spent on
the House floor, about four
hours in all. The most contro-
* versial issues on second read-
Sihg dealt with the court sys-
tem. CS/HJR 7111 proposes a
constitutional amendment to
expand the justices on the
Florida Supreme Court from tutional amendment, in 1851
seven to 10, with five justices the first justices were named
permanently assigned to a to the Supreme Court. These
civil division and five justices justices were elected by the
permanently assigned to a Legislature for the term of
criminal division. The joint their "good behavior." In 1853
resolution expands the ability an amendment provided for
, of each division of the popular election of justices for
Supreme Court to consider six-year terms. The 1861
appeals by removing the juris- Constitution provided for the
dictional prerequisite that an appointment of the justices by
express and direct conflict the governor, with the advice
exist between the District and consent of the Sehate, to
Court of Appeals or the serve for six-year terms. The
Supreme Court on the same 1868 Constitution changed the
question of flaw. terms of justices to "life or
Friday morning I attended during good behavior," and
the Appropriations Committee the 1885 Constitution return-
to present HB 7157 dealing ed to popular election of jus-
with reemployment services. I tices.
presented a strike-all amend- In 1902, an amendment
ment that expanded the origi- allowed the Legislature to
nal bill beyond repealing data increase the Supreme Court
collection and rulemaking membership from three to as
authority by the Department ,many six justices. Initially
of Education as it relates to *' there were six, but the 1911
reemployment services. The Legislature reduced the num-
strike-all amendment actually ber of justices to five. In 1923
eliminated the department's the number was again raised
regulatory role in this area. to six-and continued to be six
This is truly a "less govern. '::.' "uptil a' 1940 constitutional
ment" bill. The department-'' rfiaendment increased the size
was requiring the collecfti6i "df" "of f i'ourt to seven justices.
data for which there was no In 1966, three intermediate
apparent purpose or use for appellate courts (district
the'data. Eliminating this reg-' courts of appeal)' were created
ulation allows business own-- to ease the workload of the
ers to focus on creating job$. Suip~ife Court. A fourth dis-
There were 18 bills on the' trict court of appeal was
agenda and the committee' added'in 1965, and a fifth was
was scheduled to meet for 90 ''added in.1979.
minutes before session and. Ih FY 1979-80, there were
three hours after session. '- 39 judges for the'district
was truly blessed to be called cotirts of appeal, 302 circuit
to present my bill in the first court judges and 198 county
portion of the meeting, after cburtjudges. In FY 2010-11,
waiting just over an hour. Now there were 61 judges for the
we have four bills ready to be district courts of appeal, 599
heard on the House floor, circuit court judges and 322
At 11:30 am., session was county court judges. The size
called to order. We debated of the Supreme Court has not
CS/HJR 7111 for two hours. It changed in those 31 years,
is interesting to look at the while the number of judges
history of Florida's Supreme creating possibly appealable
Court. From 1846 until 1851, orders and judgments has
the first state Constitution cre- nearly doubled,
ated a Supreme Court but CS/HJR 7111 passed on a
gave it no justices of its.own. vote of 79 to 38. If passed by
At that time, the Supreme the Senate with a three-fifths
Court was simply a panel con- vote, this measure will appear
sisting of all of the state's cir- on the November 2012 ballot.
cuit judges. The circuit judges House Bill 13 dealing with
,were elected, by the Legisla.. *. 'septic tank inspections was on
ture, collectively servirig ih 'the special ordei calendar for
the capacity of Justices of the third reading. Under current
Supreme Court. law, all onsite sewage systems
Pursuant to an 1848 consti- must undergo an inspection
\ on Easter
Join us in attending the
church of your choice
by the Department of Health
once every five years, starting
July 1. The evaluation must
include a tank and drain field
evaluation, a written assess-
ment of the condition of the
system and, if necessary, a
HB 13 amends the current
law to remove language that
directs the Department of
Health to create and adminis-
ter the statewide septic tank
evaluation program and elimi-
nates procedures and criteria
for the evaluation program.
The bill passed 110 to 3.
After four hours of debate,
the Florida House had com-
pleted its work for the week
and I began my journey
It is an honor to serve you.
The City Commission invites you
to hear the results and respond to the
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C I TTCommthunity
Mark Twain wrote to a d in May 1897,
"...the report of my death was an exaggera-
tion." The same can be said about the demise
of books! The spring b9qo, sale of the Friends
of the Library (FOL) Fernandina Beach post-
ed an all-time sales record. qf,$7,716, surpass-
ing the previous record achieved this past fall.
The proceeds from the semi-annual book sales
provide the bulk of the funds for the FOL
grants of $15,000 to $18,500 to the Fernandina
library each year, So, thank you to our com-
munity of shoppers for continuing to love
books and reading and for supporting your
Along with FOL President William Flynn
and the other FOLboard members, Book Sale
Chair Bruce Morrison and his team spear-
headed this latest effort. The'FOL volunteer
team of year-round book sorters, led by Nancy
Dickson, arranged over 15,000 volumes into
more than 40 categories for the sale. Volunteer
Coordinator for Book Sales Beverly Stormoen
focused her efforts on recruiting a small village
of volunteers to set up, work the floor and
cash'boxes and clean up during the two-and-
half days of the sale. The indispensable sorters.
and sales volunteers included Toby Atkinson,
Margaret and,Don Barovich, Susie and Bill
Birdsong, Raelene Bowman, Nancy Burke,
Sylvia Cherry, Jan Currie, Betty Dickson, Jack
Dickson, Rusty Elliott, Gigi Feazell, Maddy
Franchi, Jean Haines, Pat and Bob Henderson,
Phyllis Helms, Peg Lehosit, Jo-Ann and Steve
Leimberg, Bonnie LeMier, Shirley Lohman,
Artie Lynnworth, Evelyn McDonald, Deb
Price, Roz Riggio, Sue Sheffield, Carl Simon,
Dee Stalcup, Bob Stormoen, Jean Taylor,
Jeanie Taylor, Luciann Thompson, Marilyn
Wesley, Helen Zercher and others who came
and worked but didn't sign in.
The FOL extends a special thanks to Book
Sale Logistics Coordinator Jerry Torchia for
hauling tables from all the supportive com-
munity groups and churches that loaned their
supply of tables to this cause; Publix and Food
Lion for setting aside boxes for book sorting
and storage; Sheriff Tommy Seagraves, who
provided a crew to do the heavy lifting; and the
Peck Center staff for its assistance.
FOL Publicity Chair
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
.South end boondoggle
As a full-time resident living on
the south end of Amelia Island I am
sad to learn of the unnecessary and
very expensive beach renourish-
ment planned to begin this May.
How is it possible that our commis-
sioners approved this project where
one-third of the project and cost is
located in the state park, but being
paid for by property owners to the
north? I have never heard of a state
park infrastructure project that is
100 percent paid for by property
owners unrelated to the park.
Shouldn't visitors to the park pay
by increasing usage fees?
Additionally, do the south end
residents realize that there was not
a competitive bid or second unbi-
ased opinion reviewed by the com-
missioners or SAISSA, (South
Amelia Island Shore Stabilization
Association) prior to making their
decision? Does anyone care if the
same vendor is chosen project after
project without competition? Does
anyone care if the contractor inten-.
tionally places shell on ihe beach
instead of sand? Does anyone care
if there is a wall of shell approxi-
mately 8 feet high that is placed .on,
the dunes making it very difficult to'.
access on and off the beach, not to
mention the harm to the sea oats
and turtle nests? The fact is shell
holds water, and sea oats. do not
grow in "wet feet." Water in shell
rots the turtle eggs.
The commissioners owe it to the
citizens to at least verify the inac-
curacies stated by both the SAISSA
- board and contractor before forc-
ingthe property owners to pay for a
project that will have adverse effects
on the dunes for many years. In case
you aren't a believer just look at the,.
lack of sea oats in front of Dunes,
Row caused by the amount of shell
dumped during the prior re-nour-
Since I walk the beach almost
every day, the fact is the present
beach is at least 400 feet wide, with
appreciating dunes and vegetation.
There is a large and growing sand-
bar just offshore. There is not a 15-
foot drop off at low tide as reported
by the contractor and SAISSA, but a
very shallow, almost level, entrance
measured by a few inches to the
water. Seems to me the commis-
sioners should walk the beach to
see firsthand how inaccurate the
present beach report actually is.
Especially before they spend $12
million of the property owners'
money on a. boondoggle shell proj-
ect that could,be washed away;with
just one storm. ..
A far better use of money would
be to add another breaker groin to
correct the present problem of
beach erosion to the south of fhe
present breaker groin.
The beach has never looked bet-
ter! It is wide, mostly flat with white
sand. There were a record number
of new turtle nests on the south end
of the island in 2010. Why would
the commissioners and SAISSA
want to spend $12 million to cor-
rect a problem that doesn't exist?
Where doyou stand?
I read State Rep. Janet Adkins'.
extensive column in the paper every
Friday outlining all that she was
involved with in the Legislature but
I was hoping for a bit more.
', When she.writes up all these bills
and committee activities, could she
please tell us all how she stands on
these issues? I, and I would bet
many others, would really like to
fiave this information along with her
journal. Shucks, it isn't nearly as
interesting if we don't know how
.your feel about this stuff. Or you
could post a paragraph of all the
votes you made for that week. I'd
like that a lot.
,h, and I'd like to know how you
stand on one of the topics you dis-
cussed in last Friday's paper (April
15). I was wondering about the
income tax on state and local work-
ers bill. That's the one that would
take 3 percent of all state, county
.and local workers that are in the
state pension plan. See, it involves
me as I am a non-union employee of
Nassau County. ,
As it has been laid out to me, the
state pension fund is not in very bad
shape. In fact, itis one of the health-
iest (top 5 in the nation) around.
This is why I call it an income tax as
it is intended to pay down the budg-
et deficit and some to be sent to the
counties and cities. Now, I am trying
to figure out why anyone would want
.to pick out a particular group of peo-
ple, not the over $200,000 a year
folks, and levy a special tax on them.
So, Rep. Adkins, how do you feel
Anyhow, above is one good
example. So could you please let us
know how you think on these
issues? I'd sure appreciate it.
I have had on occasions to have
to visit Baptist Medical Center
Nassau. There is a circle drive-
through that is designed to drop
people off and move to the parking
lot. Granted that the parking lot is
not of the correct size to hold all
the cars at certain times. Needless
to say, the circular drive/dropoff is
not a parking lot either. There are
signs under said drive-through as
to "no parking" and "cars unattend-
ed will be towed."
I have had the volunteer helpers
that sit at the front desk to call secu-
rity and on one occasion even
refused to call security. I have on
several occasions brought this to
security's attentionTo no avail was
the problem handled, as the securi-
ty person that I spoke to was more
interested in debating excuses as
to allowing this practice. I find it
rather interesting that we have spe-
cial people that are allowed to con-
tinue such practices. These aren't
teenagers or people that don't know
How, if and when a car ts towed
are the hospital security going to
justify it when they come across
-someone causing a real backup.
They have allowed it for anyone that
wants to, and now they are going
to have this car towed.
This may not be of interest to
the citizens of Nassau County. I am
just wondering why this problem -
too far for the handicapped person
Handicapped people are in dif-
fering degrees. Some can walk,
some can't L understand as.I have a
mother thattfa trduBl With walk-
ing long distances. If you allow one
to park or leave unattended, then
you might as well et all.
We have one handicapped per-
son that drives to the hospital and
parks under said drive-through. I
thought this was what the volun-
teers were for, to assist when need-
ed. Let them drive up and honk the
horn and maybe the volunteer can
roll the wheelchair out and pick
them up in the parking lot.
Last Saturday I went on one of
the first Amelia River Cruises Eco-
Tours to Tiger Island. It was a won-
derful experience. Although I've
.lived here for 15 years, I've rarely
been on the water. Not having a
boat, or rich friends with a boat, it
was the firstii' I'd 'scen the oyster
beds, extilored the basin or been on
Yep, it was a "3-hour tour."
During tife tour we got.to hear
lots of marine'history from Capt.
Kevin McCarthy, .and help operate
an otter 1 .01 -1 'litp net. The.tour's
marine biologist, Andrea Margiotta,
displayed our "catch" in an onboard
aquarium, talked about the crea-
tures and released them back into
We saw-dolphins -(one baby),
They are, doing a really good
thing. Our tour group gathered
trash while we were ashore on Tiger
Island, a small payback for the priv-
ilege of being there.
I love being a tourist in my own
'In the "Got to be better" letter
(April 20) the writer stated that he
didn't think the people in office,
including "a well-meaning but dis-
traught president," would be able
"to hold the nation together." Is the
word "distraught' synonymouswiti
arrogance, condescendence and
hypocrisy? I think hot. As far as well
meaning, our president doesn't have
a clue (an empty suit), or if he is as
intelligent as his supporters say,
he's deliberately taking our country
down the path to ruin. Either way,
we must defeat him and his mind-
less minions at every turn.
I can't defend many of the things
done or not done by G.W Bush and
his administration, but B.H. Obama
and his handlers have greater deficit
totals in two and one half years what
it took Bush and his crowd to do in
SIt's readily apparent that one's
experience as a community organ-
izer is of little value in preparing
one for the presidency.
VIEWPOINT/JENNIFER AND MIKE HARRISON/OLD TOWN ,
Old Town bicentennial reflections
On April 2 Old Town Fernandina figu-
ratively "opened the Town Gates"
and welcomed thousands of visitors
to the bicentennial celebration. The
weather was glorious, the boat and trolley
shuttles were a fun and informative start to the
day and on arrival visitors theree faced with a
fascinating choice of activities ranging from
history and nature walkg,',o$h.tqmed historical
characters, cemetery antI home tours, to fla-
menco dancing, Spanish guitar. music and
choral works, to pirates/pia-.a school and
treasure hunts. Old Town looked terrific in the
bright sunshine, and shi's passing close by on
the river saluted by sounding their sirens in
appreciation and support.
The organizers were surprised and delight-
ed by the number of visitors. They had hoped
for between 500 and 1,000 visitors whereas best
estimates of the day place the number around
3,000. Locals and visitors from far afield wanted
to join in the celebrations for the 200th anniver-
sary of the naming and platting of Fernandina
in 1811 when this small ramshackle town was
an important Spanish port just off shore from
the newly formed and ambitious United States.
It became apparent tfiat many visitors only
had a very fleeting knowledge of Old Town and
were delighted to have the opportunity to expe-
rience and explore this uniquely beautiful and
historic site. After-the-event comments were all
positive and focused on the great riverside loca-
tion, the wonderful weather,.the convenient and
welcoming shuttle start to the day, the organi-
zation and the choice of so many interesting
things to do.
Other comments included "I didn't realize
how little I knew about Old Town. I'm going to
train as a museum docent" realtorr); "We never
knew.there was so much fascinating history on
the island" (from many visitors); "I'm going to
have the museum bring the historical charac-
ters to my classroom" (three teachers); "The
best (lay I've had in years" (85-year-old);
"Probably the best festi-
val event I've attended"
(local resident); "Old
Town felt very comfort-
able" (many visitors);
"We live on the island
but q didn't realize this
(Old Town) was here"
(young cpuple); "This
event Was a blessing"
(lifelong Fernandina res-
ide nt); "The bicentennial
t dhas brought the wider
community together" (local writer).
The bicentennial organizers had, maybe
unwittingly, realized the importance of manag-
ing visitors' experiences. It was apparent from
the moment visitors left their cars or either of
the free trolley shuttles or the boat shuttle that
the day was going to be something different.
The "tour guides" on the shuttles relayed infor-
mation and visitors eagerly anticipated the
Events were spread throughout Old Town.
By foot or trolley visitors roamed from the
Bosque Bello Cemetery and site of the town
gates, to the river's edge and from the board-
walk to Egans Creek. Visitors found it fascinat-
ing to "step back in time" and take part in the
archeological dig or walk along part of the
route of the old boardwalk. This was a four-feet-
wide wooden "bridge" across the marsh that
was built in 1870 to link old Fernandina to the
new town created by David Yulee for his rail-
head. The boardwalk was the artery that con-
nected the two towns and provided opportuni-
ties for Old Town residents to work in the new
town. Later, many from the new town were able
to walk to work across the boardwalk to Old
Town and then on to the north boardwalk that
ran across Egans Creek to the pogy plants.
Since 1853, when most of old Fernandina's
population moved to the new town, Old Town
and its history have become seemingly irrele-
vant to the new Fernandina. Many people who
worked the sea lived in Old Town, but they did
not significantly influence the development of
today's Fernandina Beach. Rather, the driving
factors were a popular tourist destination, par-,
ticularly for wealthy folks from the Northeast, a
vibrant but now declined shrimping industry, a
national depression that left Fernandina's
graceful buildings intact because there was no
economic interest even in using the land on
which they stood, the encouragement of two
pulp mills to open here just before World War II
and the recognition that our stock of postbel-
lum buildings was invaluable and should be
protected and revered.
More recently an interest has developed in
the history of our city above and beyond an
appreciation of its architecture. It is at this point
that Old Town's early influence on the develop-
ment of Fernandina can be appreciated. Can
the enthusiasm for the history of Old Town
generated by the bicentennial offer any sugges-
tions for the future of Fernandina and Amelia
Island? Are there some simple things that could
be done to encourage more visitors to this.
beautiful island, visitors who may choose to
stay and settle here?
Maybe our visitors' experience could be
managed at an expanded, attractive, engaging
and informative new welcome center at the
entrance to the island or improving and enhanc-
ing the offerings of the city's Marine Welcome
Center, Tourist Development Council depot or
Amelia Island Chamber of Commerce. Visitors
could recover from their journeys, rest for a
while, watch a short video about the island and
Fernandina, admire a display of Eight Flags his-
tory, obtain maps and receive help on finding
accommodation to suit their needs.
There they could explore the many options
open to them and receive expert help as they
consider the various bed and breakfast estab-
lishments and hotels, restaurants and theaters,
museum and boat tours, kayaking, golf, tennis,
biking and horseback riding, Fort Clinch State
Park and Greenwaynature explorations, and of
course the gloriously differing beaches, from
the unspoiled beauty of the state park beach -
with. its fishing pier to Main Beach and beyond.
They could pick and choose which of the vari-
ous options they want to combine into a "vaca-
tion package" that suits their budget. A prelimi-
nary and introductory ride on the trolley might
be available to help clarify these options for
Much appreciated at the bicentennial were
the homeowners who welcomed visitors into
their delightful and unusual captains' homes
and cottages. On leaving Old Town, shuttles
buzzed with discussion about the uniqueness of
each home and the differing favorites. The Old
Town homes are built on "peonies," lots that
measure 46.5 feet by 93 feet. The advantages of
smaller homes with lower heating and cooling
costs are well known in Old Town, and point a
direction for the future. Maybe a simplistic goal
for Fernandina is to encourage the creation of
"future home tour" homes, where each small
house is sustainable, eiiergy-efficient, different
from its neiglibors and enhances the total com-
When all is said and done, the success of the
bicentennial seems to rest on its dramatic and
unique location, ithe perfect weather, its turbu-
lent history andil the multiple locations of differ-
ing events which catered to visitors' varying
interests. Amelia Island has a marvelous and
unique history thal rivals Ihose of many famous
historic destinations. Thecise create unique
opportunities for our wonderfulcf museum and
our theaters to iinite, maybe in creating a series
of performances linked by history, drama
and/or music that will draw visitors to
Fernandina and entice them to explore oppor-
tunities for business hnd relocation. As the
bicentennial organizers have discovered pay-
ing homage to history creates dreams for the
future that can be realized.
SJEFF PARKER/FLORIDA TODAY
FRIDAY. APRIL 22.2011/NEWS-LEADER
PALM SUNDAY TRADITION
PHOTO BY ANN FONTAINE/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
Thurifer-Bol White leads a procession along Centre Street on Palm Sunday after members of downtown
Fernandina Beach churches gathered at the Nassau County Courthouse steps for a service before processing to
their individual churches for worship. The ecumenical gathering is an annual tradition.
s, e ef# ...
Shrimp Festival adds new
he annual Isle of Eight Flags
SShrimp festival Pirate Parade For thefirst time, visitors will
S. will be held on Thursday at 6
p.m. along Ceittre Street. The be able to text their vote for
theme this year is Shrimping on Island th' and
Time, a Celebrationi6fT'land Living. BestFoodBooth'and Best
The 48th Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Dish.'
Shrimp Festival, presented by Publix
Supermarkets. will be held Friday, April
29 thi ough Sunday, May1.in downtown booths, with 12 T-shirt designs for festi-
Fernandina Beach. val years 2001-11, plus the festival's
New this year. will be. te Fernandina ship's wheel logo. Also new this year,
Beach Maritime Museurn at the rivel- the Blood Alliance Bloodmobile will be
front, with a film on the history of the located on North Sixth Street and the
local shrimping industry (29 minutes.on Kids Fun Zone has been officially desig-
loop) and shrimp net.kotting demon- rated "Tobacco Free."
station. : .. The Merchants Sidewalk Sale is all
And for the first time, visitors will be day Friday, with the festival kicking off
able to text their vote for "Best Food at 6 p.m. that evening when food booths,
Booth" and "Best Shrimp Dish." The entertainment and activities open at the
booth and shrimp number will be dis- riverfront and Kids Fun Zone. 'he open-
played at each booth participating. ing ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. on the
During the festival, you will be able to riverfront stage, followed by the Miss
vote for your favorite by texting the Shrimp Festival Scholarship Pageant,
booth number and shrimp number to music and the annual pirate invasion,
41513. with fireworks scheduled at 9:45 p.m.
New collectible T-shirt ornaments On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
will be available at the T-shirt sales and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy
the works of more than 300 artists and
craftspeople. The festival also boasts an
excellent showing of fine antiques and
collectibles, about 75 booths. Seafood,
shrimp dishes and festival fare abound
allweekend, prepared by dozens of vol-
unteer, civic and nonprofit organiza-
tions. Musical performances by regional
and local acts will fill the air all weekend,
with the ever-popular Swingin'
Medallions performing on Sunday after-
The "Blessing of the Fleet" and "Best
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
farbily in the Kids Fun Zone with activi-
ties for all ages and entertainment
throughout the weekend provided by
Rick Hubbard's Kazoobie Show and
JuggleSTUFF, among others. Join the
YMCA 5-K run on Saturday morning.
For festival information and the full
schedule of events visit www.shrimpfes-
Micah's Place has opened the doors
to its newly relocated Purplte Dove
Resale Store at 474311 SR 200,
Yulee, in the Amelia Market
Shopping Center, on April 14. At ....
the ribbon cutting ceremony,. ',
Shandra Riffey, executive director, 1454
Elaine Coats, board of directors l
president, Sue Bartholomae, volun-.
teer coordinator of the relocation,
and the Purple Dove staff cut the
red ribbon and welcoined more
than 60 customers waiting to start
Adult bikes sought
for Barnabas Center
"Adult Bikes for Barnabas"
is a community fundraiser
supported by the Barnabas
Center, Cycling & Fitness
Center Inc. and the Amelia
Organizers are soliciting
used bike donations for
Barnabas and cash donations
to pay for repair/refurbish-
ment of the used bikes so
they may be donated to
deserving grownups who
need some form of trans-
requests for adult bikes at
least once each week, but
does riot have enough to meet
that need. It also does not
have the capability to
repair/refurbish used bikes
to ensure they are safe and
The Cycling & Fitness
Center, 11 S. Eighth St., is col-
lecting the bikes, supervising
their refurbishment and.also
will give you a trade-in dis-
count on a new adult bike pur'
will be donated to
who need some form
chase when you bring in your
old clunker. Donors also
receive a non-profit tax deduc-
tion receipt for the value of
their old bike.
ABB also is accepting
monetary donations towards
the repairs. Make checks
payable to Barnabas Center,
Inc. with a note that the
money is for "bike repairs."
'Send to: Barnabas Center,
Inc., 1:South Irth St, -
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
For more information con-
tact Phil Scanlan at 491-8852
or Joel Beckham at Cycling &
Fitness Center at 277-3227.
Hariison A. Neal of
Fernandina Beach was award-
ed a certificate of completion
by the Department of
Telecommunications of the
Gobernorate of the Vatican
City State after successfully
completing the internship
program in computer science.
from Feb. 1 to April 20.
A junior at Stetson
University in DeLand, Neal
was selected to participate in
the unique semester-long '
internship program at the
Vatican in Rome. ,
Under the program, which
is co-sponsored by Villanova
University in PennsylVafnia,
Harrison worked with the
Vatican's Internet Office and
SNavy Seaman Recruit
Ian A. Miller, son of Kasandra
and Barry A. Miller of Yulee,
recently completed U.S. Navy
basic training at Recruit
Training Command, Great
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Miller completed a vari-
ety of training, which includ-
ed classroom study and
practical instruction on naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations." This
Department, which supports
not only the Vatican's internal
communications and several
websites, but is also responsi-
ble for the technological
aspects of communications
with its diplomatic missions
to, almost 200 sovereign states
organizations and with more
than 2,800 Catholic dioceses
around the world.
Neal is the first non-
Villanova student to be select-
ed for participation in the
Neal is the son of Linda
Neal of Fernandina Beach
and the late Donald C.
exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
. "Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the
basic warrior attributes
of sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in each
recruit through the practical
application of basic Navy
skills and the core values of
honor, courage and commit-
ment. Its distinctly "Navy"' fla-
vor was designed to take into
account what it means to be a
Miller is a 2010 graduate
of Yulee High School of
St. Marys hosts veterans' fundraiser
The public is invited to
attend "A Toast to Those
Who Have Served," a -
fundraising event on April 30
T h Sat 6 p.m., sponsored by St.
Marys Fraternal Order of
-Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary
.' Eight featured wines with
mini food pairings will be
Ne iin served to guests, and a silent
auction will be held with
music and dancing afterward
at the St. Marys Fraternal
904 38.12 Order of Eagles, 101C
Industrial Drive, St. Marys,
Cedar Oak Caf6, Laurel
Island Links Restaurant,
Captain Seagle's, Peppers,
and others have donated
entr6e samplings and local
merchants are providing
items for the silent auction.
Proceeds will help families
of veterans who require
overnight stays at the
Gainesville Fisher House. A
veteran must live at least 50
miles from the VA Hospital in
Gainesville to have a family
member stay.at the Fisher
According to event co-
chairs Cindy Reinhold. and
Mary Stagl, The Fisher
House, a 501c3 nonprofit
organization, is similar to a
Ronald McDonald house
where there is no charge for
families to stay while their
loved one is recuperating.
"Support of the Fisher
House helps take. away the
financial burden of the men
and women who have served
our country," Stagl said.
Tickets are $25 in
advance/$35 at door and
available at Bulldog Discount
Liquors in downtown St.
Marys or by calling (912) 322-
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His life for ours what an
amazing gift to the world.
The noise and sudden he ran into a ues to shake the entire Earth.
explosion were unmistakable. d r a i n a g e Never before and never again,
The F-89 Scorpion had lost one ditch. In- will there be such a pure and
of its engines. My dad's Uncle stattly, his powerful sacrifice. By it, not
Rob, the man my parents 1 plane nosed only is there forgiveness of sins,
named me after, was in the pilot down, flipped but in His resurrection, eternal
seat. His decision to not eject up, and burst life for all who believe.
cost him his life, but saved a into flames. If perhaps you're reading
bunch of others. Though I this article, and in your heart
As a kid, visiting my Great was only a you're just not sure what you
Uncle Rob's memorial was PULIT year old believe, let me encourage you.
always a bit peculiar. The fact NOTES when it hap- Though the idea of resurrec-,
that it was located at the ___ __ opened, the tion may seem farfetched,
entrance of the Vermont Air echo of the when you put it in the list of
National Guard, and the fact Pastor tragedy rang things a loving and powerful -
that Robert Goyette was my Rob Goyette for years to God might do, it makes per-
name as well, always made me come. By the fect sense. If'death is our great-
stop and ponder my own life time I was old enough to under- est enemy, and God our great-
as well as his. The details of stand things, the message of est friend, is it any wonder that
his death have often inspired, my great uncle's death could dealing with our sin and con-
me and reminded m6 of Goa's still be heard. quering death would, be His
sacrificial love for us all. .: As I, write this article, with top priority?
The year was 1965 and Goodfriday and Resurrection Though I realize there are
Uncle Rob was doing what he Sunday' upon us, I can't help many different ways to cele-
loved most, serving his country but think about the love of God brate Jesus' death and resur-
and flying. Though the mission and the sacrifice ofJesus Christ. reaction, at the end of it all,
was a routine one, when one of At a time when He could have there's only one message that
the engines burst into flames, easily bailed out from His mis- really counts. During this
all that changed. In a split sec- sion and saved His own life, he Easter season, I pray God will
.ond, he faced the most diffi-, thought about us. The fact of give us all ears to hear it afresh.
cult decision of his life. With the matter is, in His case, dying "God so-loved the world,
only two options eject, or was-His mission. that He gave His only begot-
attempt to fly the struggling ,(don't know about you, but ten Son, that whosoever believ-
aircraft away from the resi- 'eery year around this partic- es on Him should not perish
dential area- he chose to saie'! .ulai season, I like to slow things but should have everlasting
others rather than himself.., down in order to remember. life." (ohn 3:16)
By the time his interceptor Like the echo of my great uncle Robert L. Goyette is pastor
aircraft touched the ground, it Roh's,death, though now a bit ofLiving Waters World Outreach
was too late. There, while faint, the sound of Jesus'death, Center.
rolling across the rugged field, burial and resurrection contin- email@example.com
Crusades for Christ, an
old-fashioned tent meeting,
will be held through April 24
at the New Life Baptist
Church football field at A1A
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, North-
east Florida Baptist Associa-
tion, at 225-5941 or visit '
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, fol-
lowed by a discussion on
starting aUUCJ branch con-
gregation here. Call 321-1686
"A Night of 'Bolling,'" pre-
sented by Memorial United
Methodist Church and featur-
ing Pegge Ealum, flute, and
Jane Lindberg, piano, will be
held April 26 at 7 p.m. at the
church, 601 Centre St. Enjoy
a rollicking evening of music
by Claude Bolling, performed
by Ealum and Lindberg.
The concert is free and
open to the public, but dona-
tions will be accepted for
UMCOR (United Methodist
Committee on Relief.) This
non-profit agency of the
church reaches worldwide to
provide relief in five core
areas: hunger, health,
refugees, emergencies and
relief supplies. For informa-
tion contact Joan Averett at
261-5769. Nursery care is
The annual Spaghetti
Supper, sponsored by the
Memorial U.M.C. women, will
be held from 4:30-7 p.m. April
28 at Maxwell Hall on North
Sixth Street. The meal is $7
for adults and $3 for children
age 6 and under and includes
salad, spaghetti, dessert and a
drink. Take-out is available.
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
NOTES Continued on 10A
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FREE EASTER CELEBRATION
AT THE CHURCH
SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD
Easter Egg Hunts Music Photo with
Bounce Houses Food ,Ester Bunny
Park at Nassau County School Board Offices t1201 Atlantk Ave.
and ride our shuttle bus*-
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
601 Centre Street Downtown Femrndinq Beach 261-5769
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 (llam -1 pm)
Egg hunt, enjoy yummy food, fuin, a bouncy house &
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 & 11am.
Also, you won't want to miss our Fabulous Breakfast at
9:15am & Sunday School to follow!
Worship this week
at the place of your choice
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Located at the corner I
of 8th &Atlantic
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday
Sunday School ............................... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship......................1....10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA,...................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nssauville Road Cou ty Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
In the heart of
9 N. 60 Street
Worship 8:30 & 11 a
Sunday School 9:50 a
I Ur Adults
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services .
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comer of Buc T & GObing Road, emandins Bch.
For More Informatiop Call: 261-9527
New Vision Cd nkigational Church, UCC
J hip Sundays at s o:oo a.m.
-6074 Chester Road in Yulee
Saturday VigiliMass -4pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8:00am, 9:30arm, 11:00am & 12:30pm
Daily Mss- 8:30am Mon., Wed., .hurs & Fri.
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
Parish Office: 904-21-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-2T7-6566
$, ^ WED 7:00pfm
Yourh, Nurser &
PAu & CCM.ua Govern
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Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Boldeh Sr., Pastor
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9,a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 am.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m.. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Serice 7-9p.m.
Ministries: Bus & Van,, Couples, Singles, Youth
Sunday 11:15 am
Wednesday-Bible Study-7:00 pm
Pastor David Cubbedge
312 5.sth, Faerrndina Beach.FL 32034
Innovative Sy/le, Contemporayo Music
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30arn
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Cornneci MWh# Christ.. Connecatngwi d Pegopk.
1 YULEE UNITED
SPlease oin us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
.Wednesday Study 6:30PM
Al A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles
96362 Blackrock 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 (Chlldrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Bus Ministry Available
1 ain Street, Jacksonville
Oust south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School.............. 9;4SA.M.
Worship Service............. 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ......... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (across from Sadler Rd.]
904-261-4615 (church office)
AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
Our vision is:
a' l ToWorship
T Witness in Christ
April 24th, 2011
EASTER SUNDAY .
Message: "Jesus is Victor"
7:00 am......Sunritise Service
(in fr6niTof Omni Amelia Inn)
9:15 and 11:15 am........Chapel Services
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
HolCy Wee k Services
Distibution & Procession with Palms, Reading if the Passion According
to St. Matthew & Holy Communion 8 & 10am
Holy Communion & Stripping of the Altar 5:30pm
Traditional Ante-Communion Liturgy
And Stations of the Cross 12:00 noon
Lighting of the Paschal Candle
And Holy Baptism 5:00pm
Festival Holy Communion 8 & 10am
Rev J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park) Fernandina Beach
Making A Difference...for God
at the Haggai Training Institute.
4 week 1 year Volunteer Assignments
Want to know more?
Come hear Marie Stanley
Sunday, May 1st at 10:30 a.m.
(Service is at 9:15 a.m.)
Amelia Plantation Chapel
Questions? Call Ed ,a4(321-1938 ,
Ocea Breee BaptiO t Church
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Easier Ftiend Breakfast at 9:30 am
S rr7iviie at(10:30 am
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fre easier Brealkfast followed with a filling Easier Service!"
$ Sin. iae familiar hymuns of old that you qrew up with.
917 South Sth Steet, Fernandina Beach, IL
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Making disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, study, service & community
DR. BRETT OPAUNSKI
SERMON: "LIVING PAST FEAR"
Traditional Family Worship..... 8:30am & 11am in Sanctuary
Contemporary Worship .............9:45am in Maxwell Hall
601 Centre Street Downtown Fernandina Beach 261-5769
FRIDAY. APRIl. 22. 2011 CHURCH News-Leader
RELIGION Continuedfrom 9A
als 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 Day of Prayer service will
be held May 5 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist
Church, 1600 S. Eighth St. The keynote
speaker will be Mort Crim, former,
1 )eroil news anchor and resident of
Fernandina Beach. A 40-voice chorus
from various local churches and the New
I horizons Band will provide the music.
Pre-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 denominations are welcome. For
information contact Norm Purdue at 206-
0588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Jerusalem Women's Department
will host the 2011 Women's Conference
May 6 at 7 p.m. and May 7 at 10 a.m. at
New Jerusalem HOGSIC, 816 South 10th
St., Fernandina Beach. The theme is
"Give Me Spiritual CPR- I Want to Live."
Apostle Il'aonia Turner of Pure in Heart
Outreach Ministries in Jacksonville will
speak at Friday night's service for.
women, men and children. Minister
Set ra Moore of Mt. Moriah HOGSIC of
Jacksonville will be the Saturday morn-
ing speaker at the service for women
Contact Sonya Bartley at 277-3271.
Gospel Extravaganza II will be held
May 7 at 3 p.m. at the St. Peter's
Episcopal Church courtyard, 801 Atlantic
Ave. Enjoy an afternoon of praise and
worship, crossing the lines of ethnicity
and denomination for the purpose of
praising "our ( od" logel hr. Contact
Evang'.-,it I oi Cook ail (,Q0) 624-3501
or BrolhK'r .icre Milchell at 225-8679.
First Baptist Church presents Tony
Nolan on May 22 during the 10:15 a.m.
service. Author of theI book Hurt Healer,
Nolan brings iis life's story to light as
only he can tell it.
Chip Rogers, majority leader in the
Georgia Senate, has said, "You will enjoy
Tony's authenticity as he shares from his
personal experiences. And you will enjoy
his storytelling ability as he retells bibli-
cal narratives in a fresh and engaging.
way." Major League baseball player
Albert Pujols says, "It has been an honor
and privilege to get to know and work
with Tony Nolan. In the last three years
we invited Tony to speak at our Christian
Family Day at the ballpark and we saw an
amazing harvest for God's glory!"
Nolan's message is simple and to the
point: No matter what walk of life you
come from, there is a Healer who is there
to comfort you and give you what you
need to heal the deepest hurt. First
Baptist Church is located at 1600 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina Beach. Getfdetails
at www.FBFirst.com or call 261-3617.
Dare to Dream
The Dare to Dream planning commit-
tee, 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,
contact Pamela Albertie at 583-8466 or
Erving Gilyard at (904) 874-1947.
Yulee dinner network
The Coalition for the Homeless of
Nassau County's Yulee Inter faith Dinner
Network serves meals to the homeless
and others in need every Tuesday and
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COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT LEASING SALES
Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the old Yulee
Middle School, corner of US 17 and
Pages Dairy Road. For more information
call 556-2496. Visit the website at
The Yulee United Methodist Church
Food Bank, 86003 Christian Way, is avail-
able to anyone in need, Wednesdays
from 10 a.m. to noon. Other times please
call for an appointment at 225-5381.
The Angel Food Ministry Food Co-op
at the Church of Christ, corner of 14th
and Jasmine streets, Fernandina Beach,
offers quality food at bargain prices. The
monthly food box is $31 and the monthly
fruit and vegetable box is $23. There is
also a $41 box with 10 entrees. Food
stamps are accepted. Anyone, regardless
of income, may participate. For details
call the church at 261-9760.
The Greater Outreach Center, 929
South 14th St., offers a Man-to-Man
Program from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Satur-
days, sponsored by the Greater Fernan-
dina Beach Church of God,'J.M. Richo,
pastor, Associate Pastor Mike Johnson.
A study of the Gospel of the Kingdom
is held at 10:30 a.m, every Thursday at
the Greater Out'reach Center, 929 South
14th St., sponsored by the Greater
Fernandina Beach Church of God, J.M.
Harbor Shores Ministries is a non-
profit organization that is reaching out to
needy families in the local community. It
accepts tax-deductible donations to help
local needs. Your items may be given to a
family in need or. liquidated to supply
food, clothes, fintniture, etc. Call 225-
0963 to schedulP.your items to be picked
up. Donations ari tax-deductible.
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Holy Trinity Anglican
Church, 1330 Lake Park
Drive, Fernandina Beach,
will hold a traditional Good
Friday service at noon
today; Holy Saturday bless-
ing of the paschal candle and
holy baptism at 5 p.m. April
23; and ]aster Sunday said
Holy Communion at 8 a.m.,
Holy Communion with
music at 10 a.m., and
Children's Bible Study at 10
a.m. April 24.
Church will serve a pancake
breakfast on Easter Sunday
in Jim Thomas Hall follow-
ing the Easter Sunrise
Service at Ft. Clinch. Come
and enjoy a wonderfully
sweet treat. Breakfast will be
served until 8:30 a.m.
Worship services will be
held at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The community is invited to
celebrate "Christ is Rjsen!"
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church will hold a Good
Friday services at 11:30 a.m.
today, with the Stations of
the Cross on the front lawn,
followed by the Good Friday
Liturgy at 12:10 p.m. and an
early Christian meal at 6
p.m. (ticketed event). Easter
Sunday services April 24 are
at 6 a.m., with the Great
Easter Vigil at 9 a.m. and
Festival Choral Eucharist at
Yulee Baptist Church will
hold an Easter Sunrise
Service at 6 a.m. April 24 at
Lofton Creek, with regular
church services at 8:15 and
11 a.m. Enjoy a breakfast at
9:15 a.m., with Sunday
School following. Call 225-
5128. Visit www.yuleebap-
Methodist Church at
Amei ican Beach will hold a
Good Fi iday sei vice at 7
p m tonight. The
Community Easter Sunrise
Service is at 7 a m. April 24
on the watei front at
Sunrise breakfast will be
served immediately follow-
ing the sei %ice- at the
church's Gabriel Means ,
Fellowship Hall on Lewis
Street. The community is
Freedom Love &
Abundant Life Ministries
invites the community to its
Good Friday Communion
Service at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
A Resurrection Sunday serv-
ice will be held April 24 at 10
a.m. with the theme, "He
died for you. Will you live
for Him?" Contact Pastors
Maurice and Toby Johnson
at (203) 627-3252. The
church is located at 96052
Victoria's Way in Yulee,
across the street from
God's Active People will
host a fellowship service,
"Heaven on Earth and
Beyond," a special Easter
celebration, on April 23 at
noon at 837 Ocean Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. All are
welcome. The church will
hold an Easter egg hunt
April 24 at 4 p.m. Everyone
is welcome. For information
Participants in the Prayer
Crusade scheduled for April
23 should meet at Living
Waters World Outreach
Center, 96282 Brady Point
Road (off A1A just west of
the Shave Bridge) at 12:15
p.m. For information contact
Evangelist Lois Cook at
Harbor Shores Apostolic
Church, located in the
Victoria's Place shopping
center across from Walmart
Supercenter in Yulee, will
hold an Easter program nar-
rated by Fluffy Lambkin, the
little lamb that strayed from
the fold, on April 24 at 11
a.m. There will be black
light puppets, prizes and
goodies for everyone. The
community is invited.
music and a biblically-based
sermon on the six conse-
quences of the Resurrection
at 10:30 a.m. April 24 at
Amelia Baptist Church. The
environment is warm, friend-
ly agd pretty "laid back."
This special time of the year
is a great reminder of what it
means to be a Christian.
Childcare is available for
ages 4 and younger, with lov-
ing volunteers who have
checks. Amelia Baptist is
located at 961167 Buccaneer
Trail, at the intersection of
South Fletcher Avenue and
Buccaneer Trail on the new
roundabout across from
Harris Teeter. Call 261-9527
for information. Visit
(transitioning to www.ameli-
Amelia Plantation Chapel,
36 Bowman Road will hold
Easter Sunday services April
24, including 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, with the theme
"Jesus is Victor."
The East Nassau
Easter Sunday Sunrise
Service will be held at Fort
Clinch State Park at 6:40
a.m. April 24. Park in the
parking area closest to the
fort. All are welcome.
Join First Baptist Church
April 24 at 6:45 a.m. for a
Soirise Service at Peters
Point on South Fletcher
Avenue to begin a day of cel-
ebration with music and
At 10:15 a.m., the FBC
Worship Choir leads the
Easter service at First
Baptist, 1600 S. Eighth St.,
with "Love is Alive," a
reminding one and all "that
God is love, and Love has
come for us all." Plenty of
parking is available with sen-
ior assistance. Childcare is
608 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FI 32034
FRIDAY, APRIL 22.2011 NEWS News-Leader
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HOME & GARDEN BRIEFS
ALL ABOUT CAMELLIAS
Dips2Go has added a new
dip and a new rub to their
gourmet line at the
Fernandina Farmers Market.
The new dip is called the
Green Onion, Shallot and
Garlic Dip and is made with
five different onions and
leeks. It makes a great pasta
dish when mixed with olive
oil and tossed into cooked
pasta. And, it is all natural
with no salt, preservatives or
* MSG. The new Kansas City
Rub is also all natural, has a
savory flavor, is not too spicy
and is a great all-purpose rub.'
Also at the market on April
23 will be An-Believable Egg
Rolls, Minorcan Datil Pepper
and The Red Queen Cakery.
Sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter at www.fernandi-
Farmers Market is open
every Saturday from 9 am.-1
p.m. at Seventh and Centre
streets. Call 491-4872 or visit
The Timucuan Ecological
and Historic Preserve is cele-
brating National Park Week
through April 24, with special
programs at Kingsley Planta-
ion and Fort Caroline, espe-
cially Junior Ranger Day on
Children can become a
Let's Move 'Outside Junior
' Ranger by participating in
activities that get their hearts
pumping and bodies moving.
The program features a new
activity, Birds of Prey.
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
The U.S. Green Building
Council Nassau County
Committee, in conjunction
with First Coast Surfrider, is
planning a beach cleanup on
April 30 at American Beach.
Meet at Burney Park at 10
a.m. Keep Nassau Beautiful
will provide the supplies.
Contact Shelly Rawls at
On May 2 from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Becky Jordi, County
. Extension director and horti-
culture agent, will host a Plant
Clinic at the Yulee Extension
office at 86026 Pages Dairy
Road. Residents are encour-
aged to bring samples of their
diseased or infected plants.
They will be analyzed and
solutions will be offered.
There is no charge for this
service. For information call
the office at 491-7340 or visit
Discovery Cruises will
offer a trip to St. Augustine
May 6, departing from the
Fernandina Beach marina
and traveling along the west-
ern shoreline of Amelia Island
and into the Timucuan Eco-
logical and Historic Preserve.
Crossing the St. Johns River,
th6 cruise will continue down
the Intra-coastal Water way
and under the familiar
bridges of Jacksonville.
Return by bus. Cost is $110
per person, inclusive.
Capt. Kevin McCarthy,
Cecilia McCarthy and invited
historians and naturalists will
share their knowledge along
.the way. Call 261-9972 or visit
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A winner of local and
regional awards for his
camellias, Nevin demon-
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nique he uses to create
new camellia plants, mid-
dle right. He also demon-
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for cutting and exhibiting
the flowers in the home or
Bottom right, Nevin
shows the proper pruning
techniques for camellia
shrubs as Beverly
Stormoen, Lohnian and
Agent Becky Jordi look on.
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Master Gardeners, who
provide maintenance for
the Sasanqua camellia
shrub in the Nassau
Garden in Yulee.
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icky but harmless
QWhat is causing all the
Swebbing in the trees
along the roadsides? Will
they kill the tree? MC
A .This is a common ques-
.tion during the spring
and fall. The webbing is
caused by the eastern tent
Although this caterpillar
is a pest native to North
America, it is not dangerous.
Populations fluctuate from
year to year, with outbreaks
occurring every several .
years. Eastern tent caterpil-
lar nests are commonly
found on wild cherry, apple
and crabapple, but may be '
found on hawthorn, maple,
cherry, peach, pear and
plum as well. While tent
caterpillars can nearly defoli-
ate a tree when numerous,
the tree will usually recover.
Removal and destruction
of the egg masses fi'om orna-
mentals and fruit trees dur-
ing winter greatly reduces
the problem next spring. In
the early spring, small tents
can be removed and
destroyed by hand. Larger
tents may be pruned out and
destroyed or removed by
winding the nest upon the
end of a stick. Generally,
insecticides are ineffective
against the mature caterpil-
lar. Certain wasps and mock-
ingbirds are common preda-
tors of these caterpillars..
Q .1 have found small flies
'.that have a striped
body on my window sill.
What can they be? BK
A I suspect the fly may be
a Hover Fly, Allograpta
obliqua, which is also called
flower fly, or syrphid fly.
The adults are important
pollinators for several com-
mon plants in our area and
they are Ibund in Northeast
Florida throughout the year.
The larvae develop into an
adult much slower in the
winter, which takes about 8
days whereas during the
summer it may only takes 1-
2 days to mature.
Hover flies feed on the
iectar of flowers as well as
.he honeydew secreted by
aphids, those piercing/suck-
ing insects that feed on the
new growth of plants. The
larvae are voracious eaters,
feeding on aphid pests com-
monly found on citrus, sub-
71 lettuce and
GARDEW can eat as
many as 34
TALK aphids a day
. ...- so you can
BeckyJordi they are
valuable to any gardener arid
why we need to do all we can
to protect them.
QWhat can you tell me
Q .about the trees that
produce the big, beautiful
pink or purple flowers? One
of my neighbors called it a
tulip tree. Do you know what
it is? TB
A This is another exam-
: ple where using a com-
mon name fails us. The state
tree of Indiana is called a yel-
low poplar, or Tuliptree,
Liriodendron tulipifera, but I
am pretty sure you are not
.talking about this stately
beauty. Its flowers are a
We can grow this tree in
our area but the flower color
is not correct. I believe you
are asking about the Tulip
Magnolia or Saucer
Magnolia, Magnolia X
soulangeana. Unlike some of
.its evergreen cousins, this
magnolia is deciduous. The
beautiful flowers appear
before the leaf is formed. It
can reach heights up to 25
feet with a 15-20 foot spread.
So be sure there is enough
room in your landscape
before making it a perma-
nent addition to your yard.
They can be grown in full
sun to part shade and prefer
well-drained, moist soil. They
have no serious pest prob-
lems. Saucer magnolia trees
can be grown as far south as
cold hardiness zone 9.
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Directorfor'
Nassau County 'and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent
III, is a University of Florida
faculty member Mail ques-
tions to.Garden Talk, c/o ,
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit
The 5th annual Wild
.Amelia Nature Festival will
again include many activi-
. ties for children, including
live animal exhibits and
t".. exhibits in the Kids'
Niche. This year, a special
Passport Program will give
-the children an opportuni-
ty to learn more about the
Festival mascot the
earn a prize! A Sunday Sea
Turtle release at Main
SBeach -at 11 a.m. should
also interest the kids.
PHOTO BY KATHY BROOKS/FOR TilE
Brochures list Wild Amelia programs
The Wild Amelia Nature miles south of the island on Georgia SeaTurtle Center on eenIm ., the'e Wild Amelia
Festival has announced that full Heckscher Drive, and at the Sunday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Nature Festival, pick up a
programs for the 5th annual Atlantic Avenue Recreation Main Beach. brochurea'fthe'locations men-
Wild Amelia Nature Festlvalare Center, where many festival For details about the dates, tioned' above or visit
nonw available at various loca- activities occur. times and locations of the www.wiidam ielia.com.
tions around Amelia Island. The
colorful brochure details all of
the events of the three-day cel-
ebration of the wild places and
wildlife of Amelia Island.
The festivalwill be held from
Friday, May 20 through Sunday,
May 22. The printed programs
are available at First Federal
Savings Bank of Florida at 1500
Sadler Road and .at ALA and
Chester Road in Yulee,.at the
Gateway Amelia Island
Chamber of Commerce, at the
Depot Convention arid Visitors
Bureau at the foot of Centre
Street, at Kayak Amelia, four
Soon programs will be avail-
able at island hotels and bed
and breakfasts, as well.
This year's Wild Amelia
Festival will include,an evening
of history and music under the
stars at Fort Clinch State Park
(Friday, May 20), ecotours and
nature photography classes
(Friday through Sunday),
EcoExpo exhibits for adults and
children, with music and live'
animals as well (Saturday, May
21), a fantastic silent auction
(Saturday, May 21 at the Exhibit
Hall in the rec center), and a
sea turtle release by the
'Butterfly breakfast' May 10
New York Times bestselling and a gift of milkweed seeds for
author Mary Alice Monroe, your garden.
whose latest book is The For tickets or information
Butterfly's Daughter, will attend contact Dickie Anderson at dick-
a breakfast buffet May 10 at St. email@example.com or 556-
Peter's Episcopal Church. 6455. Tickets also are available
Breakfast starts at 9 a.m., at Books Plus, 501 Centre St.,
with a butterfly garden demon- and Red Otter Outfitters on
station immediately following Atlantic Avenue, Ferlnanditna
by James Loper of Reflections of Beach.
Nature garden center in Yulee. The event benefits Wild
Plants will be available for sale. Amelia Nature Festival May 20-
Tickets are $50 and include 22. Visit www.wildamelia.com
a signed copy of Monroe's book for information.
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The host Pirates prevailed
over the Yulee Hornets 10-8
"We had a chance to drive
in the go-ahead runs in the
seventh inning with the bases
loaded and one out, but were
unable to get timely hits,"
said Will Minor, head base-
ball coach at Yulee High
The Pirates took a 1-0 lead
in the bottom of the second
and the Hornets answered in
the top of the third with a pair
of runs. That lead was short-
lived as Fernandina-had a
five-run bottom half to go up
6-2 and then added a run in
the bottom of the fourth for a
7-2 edge over Yulee.
Yulee cut the lead with a
four-run sixth inning, but the
Pirates were quick to answer
with another three. The
Pirates led 10-6 going into the
top of the seventh.
"I was proud of the effort
and coming back after being
down early," Coach Minor
"Yulee is a scrappy club
and you have to extend your
lead at each opportunity,,"
said Ken Roland, Fernandina
Beach High School baseball
coach. "Defensively it was not
one of our best days, but
Yulee kept up the pressure.."
The Pirates improved to
18-6 overall and are perfect as
they enter the district tourna-
ment next week with a 6-0
record. The top seed drew a
bye and takes on the Yulee-
Oakleaf winner at 4 p.m.
Tuesday at Bolles. Yulee (16-
8) and Oakleaf square off in.
the first round at 1 p.m.
Conner Rooney (7-2) was
the winning pitcher with
relief from Bobby Oliver.
Bobby Severance recorded
his third save with two strike-
outs to end the game.
Rooney struck out nine,
gave up seven runs on eight
hits (three earned) and
. "Errors hurt us and our
pitchers were unable to hit
their spots and left too many
balls out over the plate after
getting behind to hitters,"
Coach Minor said. "If you
can't make plays in the field
and you can't hit spots, it is
difficult winning against quali-
pAndrew Minor, Jeremy
Tayfor, Zach Camp and Randy
Clark each had RBIs for
Should on, beat visiting Hornets 10-8
Conner Rooney, above left, was on the mound for the Pirates and Marcus Taylor,
above center, was the Hornets' hurler when the two teams battled Tuesday in
Fernandina Beach. Roki Matagolai,. above right, at the plate for the Pirates. Alex
Bridwell rounds third base as FBHS Coach Ken Roland, left, watches for the catch in
the outfield. Chris Rumsey leads off at first base, where Yulee's Andrew Minor is
poised for the throw, below.
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER.., -
Yulee. Camp and Taylor had
James Martin.had a trio of
hits, knocked in two runs and
drew a base on balls for the
Pirates. Avery Womble, Jake
Foley (double) and Alex
Bridwell had a pair of hits and
an RBI apiece. The Pirates
also got two hits each from
Roki Matagolai and Davis
,Bean and one from Thomas
Guinn (double), Severance
and Justin Miller (two RBIs).
"We just have to keep
improving," Coach Minor
said. "I like our chances in the
district tournament I think
we are ready; we just have to
pull together this next week
and finish strong."
Yulee made up a game
Wednesday against West
Nassau. A Warrior home run
in the eighth inning secured a
victory for West Nassau. -
"We have left the winning
run on base the past two
games and could not produce
with the bat when we needed
it most," Coach Minor said.
"We are having some trouble
finishing games this week.
Hopefully we can get it
together by Monday's district
game against Oakleaf."
The Hornets capped the
regular season at home
Thursday with Hilliard, The
Pirates' final regular, season
matchup was also Thursday.
They traveled to Fleming
"We are looking forward
to postseason, but we know
that it is like a second seaL
son," Roland said. "Everyone
starts with a clean slate and
anyone can emerge as the
winner. There is very little
margin of error with a single-
elimination tournament and
we hope to be playing our
best this time of year.
'The No. 1 seed is nice,
but we still have to win a
tough game against a quality
opponent. Hopefully we can
pitch well and defend enough
to have a chance to win."
LESSONS ON THE COURT
PHOTOS BY BETH JONES/NEWS-LEADER
Members of the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office DARE program challenged the
Yulee High School faculty to a friendly
game of basketball Wednesday. Proceeds
from the game will benefit Nassau County
Special Olympics. A player from DARE
shoots and YHS teacher Brian Shuster
defends, above. YHS players Kelvin Rain-
ey, Kasey Westfall and Travis Greenaway,
right, were calling the shots. Jake Green,
YHS student, joined the sheriff's team,
right top. YHS teacher Jonathan Ball
takes a shot, center top. Shuster tries to
rebound the ball, center bottom. YHS
, teacher Bryan libby at the hoop, far right
bottom. YHS Principal Dr. DeArmas
Graham with a jump shot, far right top.
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011 SPORTS News-Leader
The Greater Arlington U19 Adrenaline Boys Soccer team came away victorious in the
Florida Youth Soccer Association President's Cup in Auburndale recently. It was a
hard-fought victory with the decision coming down to penalty kicks. Local players
Mason Suhr, Robbie Phillips, 'Conner Nelson, Stevie Lennon, Shane Goodman, Joey
Collins, Landon Kovalick'and Coach Steve Lennon, from left, represented Fernandina
Beach well. \
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The United Tang Soo Do Federation held its Junior Friendship Tournament April 9.
Pak's Karate Academy students from Fernandina Beach competed in sparring copipe-
titions at Grandmaster Pak's main school in Jacksonville and were awarded first-, sec-
ond- or third-place medals. Deyvin Dutta, Hunter Mooney, Evan Barber, Ryan Noble,
Sean Mooney and Brandon Elliot were awarded first-place medals. Jeffrey Humphries,
Alan Linville, Cameron Blandford, Jacob White, Tyler Sabittini, Gavin Gleason and
Madeline Mott were awarded second and Katie Mott, Aaron Chester, Nathan Sabittini
and Andrew White placed third.
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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK AND FIELD
DISTRICT 3-2A TRACK
MEET AT YULEE
l00m: 8. Jessica Wamer,
West Nassau, 16.3
400m: 4. Sheridan
Hathaway, Yulee, 1:04.1; 8.
Katy McGrafth, WN, 1:08.6;
16. Tyler Travassos, WN,
800m: 15. Blaire Miley,
1600m: 7. Taylor
Anderson, Y, 6:46
l00m hurdles: Amber
Jackson, WN, 19.9; 6. Noelle
Johnson, WN, 20.3; 8. Sierra
Vanderpool, WN, 21.2
300m hurdles:-3. Katherine
.Dennis, Y, 55.9; 5. Amber
Jackson, WN, 57.5
4xl00m relay: 4. West
4x400m relay: 5. West
4x800m relay: 3. Yulee,
11:47; 4. West Nassau, 13:41
High jump: 4. Sheridan
Hathaway, Y, 4-10; Katy
McGrafth, WN, 4-6; 6. *Jessica
Warner, WN, 4-6
Long jump: 2. Sydney
Bedsole, WN, 15-11; 8.
Chelsea Flournoy, WN, 14-8
Triple jump: 3. Noelle
Johnson, WN, 33-4; 6.
Janiece Brown,WN, 31-5
Shot put: 4. Countess
Glover, Y, 31-4.50; 8. Janiece
Brown, WN, 28-4.00
Discus throw: 6. Janiece
Brown, WN, 76-6.75
Team rankings: 1. Sante
Fe(Alachua), 137; 2. Fort
White, 124; 3. Suwannee
(Live Oak), 108; 4. West
Nassau (Callahan), 57; 5.
Union County (Lake Butler),
52; 6. Baker County, 51; 7.
Baldwin, 43; 8. Newberry, 33;
9. Yulee, 29; 10. Bradford
100m: 7. Derrick Henry, Y,
200m: 3. Jalen Williams,
400m: 15. Tristyn Bennett,
800m: 4. Justin Fine, Y,
2:17; 5. Tyler Philips, Y,
2:19.3; 16. Aaron Clifton*,Y,
2:30.9; 21. Cody Mason, Y,
1600m: 9. Jonathan Lee,
WN, 5:31.4;.12. David Lane,
WN, 5:40; 23. Keith Messer,
3200m: 5. Jonathan Lee,
100m hurdles: 4. Jake
Litecky, Y, 16.4; 8. Nick
Spencer, WN, 19.1
300m hurdles: 6. Jacob
Authement, Y, 46.7
4x100m relay: 3. Yulee "A,"
4x4Om'relay: 4. Yulee "A,"
4x800m relay: 1. Yulee "A,"
High jump: 2. Jake Litecky,
Elm Sreet opens season
Elm Street Little League will hold opening
ceremonies at 10 a.m. April 23 at Charles L.
Albert Jr. Field.
Sign up for Yulee 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-
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 is limited to 300 swimmers. Awards
go to the overall top three male and female
finishers and top finisher 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.
The third annual Weight Watchers Walk-It
Challenge is an initiative that encourages
people to incorporate physical activity, in con-,
junction with healthier eating habits, into their
weight loss goals. The challenge culminates
with a 5K event, open to the public, on Walk-It
Day, May 22.
The non-competitive walk is presented by
Amelia Island Runners, RRCA and Weight
Watchers..The walk kicks off at 8 a.m. at Fort
Clinch State Park. Visit www.weightwatchers.
com/walkit. Registration fees-may apply.
Shrimp Festval 5KRun
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. Call 261-1080 or
Amelia Elite is having open gym Mondays
and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in
Building 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 for the 12- to 18-
year-old team will be this month.
Amelia Elite will be adding a youth and a
mini program for the fall. Open gym and try-
outs for these teams will be announced later.
The second annual Vida Race Series
S"Liberty Run" 10K/5K will take place at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation May 28, the
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
Participants can race, run or walk through
the 10K or 5K courses, which have been
designed to meander through the beautiful
tree-canopied resort,. shaded almost entirely
from the sun. Additionally, a one-mile fun
youth run will be held immediately after the
.10K and 5K are finished, so moms, dads.and
other grown-ups can encourage their pint-size
junior family members to join in the fun.
The courses will begin and end at the
Racquet Park parking lot next to the
Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast
Highway. The 10K and 5K begin at 8 a.m.
Youth fun run begins at 9 a.m.
Awards will be given to the top two male
and female winners in each age category. All
kids in the one-mile run will get an award for
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.
Sign up for Pop Warner
Fernandina Beach, Pop Warner is holding
registration for football and cheerleading.
Early registration fees are 50 percent off
through April 30 at a cost of $75 per partici-
pant with a $50 fee for each additional sibling.
Fees will go up May 1. Registration is avail-
able online at www.leaguelineup.com/fbpwa..
For information, contact Chrisie McNulty
Oliver at 277-9660.
Bunny Hop5KFun Run
The Bunny Hop 5K Fun Run, benefiting
the American Cancer-Society, will be held
April 23 at Racquet Parkat Omrni Amelia
Island Plantation. Ther5K run/Walk starts at 8
a.m. with a kids fun-nrliat9 a.m. An Easter
egg hunt is at 9:15 a.m.
There will not be age groul'awards and
runners will not be timed,'but there will be a
start/finish clock. Large chodblate bunnies go
to the overall male arnd female winners.
Entry is $20 ($15 for kids). 'Register at
www. active.com or drop off entries at the
Health and Fitness Center. Call (904) 335-
Amelia Island Boules'Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday at 6 p.mn eon the. Fernandina
Beach petanque courts:at the south end of
the downtown marina' .Petanque (pay-tonk) is
a cousin of both horseshoes and.bocce, the
Italian bowling game.,,-
The public is always welcome to join in
and learn this easy, fun;game for-all ages. For
information call 49141190. .
Summerbasketball in Yule
There will be a summer basketball league
for boys and girls at Yulee Middle School in
July. Games start July 8 and play.runs
through Aug. 6. Cost is $175 per team. Each
team will referee games.
Email james. firstname.lastname@example.org or
Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle,rides in .ii,.
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.
Y, 6-0; 8. Aaron Clifton, Y, 5-6;
11. Bobby Ingram, WN, 5-4;
14. Antonio Reese, WN, 5-0
Long jump: 3. Bobby
Ingram, WN, 21-4; 6. Stephen
Mason, Y, 20-10
Triple jump: 3. Stephen
Mason, Y, 42-6.5; 8. Bobby
Shot put: 2. Michael
Flournoy, Michael, WN, 44-
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Suwannee (Live Oak), 142; 2.
Sante Fe (Alachua), 131; 3.
Bradford (Starke), 89; 4.
Baldwin, 73; 5. Yulee, 62; 6.
Fort White, 51; 7. Baker
County, 35; 8. Union County
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Nassau (Callahan), 26; 10.
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Channel, wrecks and live bottoms holding cobia
C obia --l i'.0contin-
ues to highlight
Amelia Island deep-
a sea fishing. Cobia
weighing to 65 pounds are
presently holding at various
deep water structures, includ-
ing the St. Marys shipping
channel, offshore wrecks and
live bottoms. Be sure to bring
along a good pair of sunglass-
es to see
Ze dfeep in the
es, such as
ON THE tuna towers,
WATER men to spot
TERRY ing just
LACOSS under the
Bring along a variety of
lures and baits as cobia can
be extremely picky when it
comes time to feed. A favorite
fishing tactic includes an 8 to
9 weight fly rod and a large .
popper fly. Pop the fly hard,
allow the popper to sit for a
full count of 15 seconds, then
twitch the popper slightly-and
hang on as the finicky cobia
chargers the popper.
Cobia must measure at
least 33 inches to the fork of
the tail with a bne fish bag
limit per day or a maximum of
six per vessel per day, which
ever is less.
Redfishing continues to
showcase Amelia Island back-
country fishing during the
high and low tide periods.
Local backwater fishermen
have reported catching red-
fish in the flooded marsh
grasses during the recent
flood tides. Low tide periods
have found schooling reds
David Lacoss boats his keeper cobia while Travis Mills hooks and plays a big Amelia Island cobia, left. Will Stubbs, right, is pictured with his tro-
phy 65-pound cobia.
holding on the shallow edges
of the Intracoastal Waterway.
In many cases during low'.
tide, backcountry fishermen
can cast shallow for redfish or
cast deep on the riverside of
the boat for sea trout.
Mullet schools are becom-
ing more frequent in the
backwater, where redfish and
sea trout are more likely to be
found. Surface plugs includ-
ing Storm's "Chug Bug" or
Heddon's "Baby Spook" are
producing awesome strikes
from both redfish and sea
Best color patterns include.
mullet, "Baby Bass" or char-
The George Grady fishing
pier continues:to produce
excellent catches of whiting
and small drum during the .
last of the incoming and the
first of the outgoing tides.
Fresh shrimp fished on the
bottom continues to be key.
Look for the best surf fish-
ing to come from just south of
the pipeline and the deep
waters located at historic Fort
Bass fishing is excellent in
Mills, Thomas and Boggy
creeks during high tide
where bass are spawning on
the shallow edges of the
freshwater creeks. Floating
worms continue to be key for
bass weighing to eight
Young Jacob Jones contin-
ues to lead in the Nassau
Sport Fishing Association
Drum Tournament with his
85.68-pound drum. Martin
Holton holds down second
place with his 80.32-pound
black drum while Mike
Foster's 76.24-pound black
drum is currently in third
The annual NSFA Drum
Tournament ends today with
an awards ceremony
Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Ten
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches,
which will be published in this
space on Fridays. Email photos
to bjones@Ifbnewsleader com,
mail them 'to P.O. Box 766,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
or drop them by the News-
Leader office at 511 Ash St. in
. Fernandina Beach. Call Beth
Jones at 261-3696.
T ne city orf ernanaina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
Register May 2-24 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center for a summer men's
softball league. USSSA rules
apply with an eight-game reg-
ular season and tournament.
Games are played Monday
nights at the Ybor Alvarez
softball fields on Bailey Road.
Team Tee is $315o ana due
May 24. A $25. late charge will
be added to team fees re-
ceived after May 24. No fees
accepted after May 25. Man-
datory captain's meeting is
slated for 6:30 p.m. May 26.
Season begins June 7. For
information, call Jason at 277-
7256, email email@example.com'
or visit www.leaguelineup.
There.will also be a sum-
mer women s league., regi-
ster May 2-24 at the Atlantic
Recreation Center. Fee is is
also $315 and due May 24.
Mandatory captain's meeting
is at 6:30 p.m. May 26 and the
season begins June 7.
Summer recreational co-
ed softball league registration
runs May 2-23 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center.
ASA rules, eight-game regular
season and tournament with
games on Thursday nights at
the Ybor Alvarez softball
fields. Men may only use one-
piece, single-wall, aluminum
ASA-approved bats; no com-
posite bats. Women may use
any ASA-approved bats.
Team fee is $25 and due by
May 23; a $25 late charge will
be assessed after May 23. No
fees accepted after May 24.
Mandatory captain's meeting
is at 6:30 p.m. May 25; sea-
son begins June 9. Visit
ball. For information, contact
Jason at 277-7256 or
Sign up May 9-31 at the
Atlantic Recreation Center.for
a summer men's flag football
league. Games are played
Wednesday nights at the
Fernandina Beach athletic
complex on Bailey Road. Let-
It-Fly rules (www.letitfly. org)
apply with some local league
rules added. Ten-game sea-
son and tournament. Team
fee is $235 and due May 31.
A mandatory captain's meet-
ing is at 6 p.m. June 2.
Season begins June 8. Call-
Jason at 277-7256 or email
jbrown@ fbfl.org or.
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
days and Sundays. Cost is $3
a day or $25 a month for city
residents ($30 non-city). Per-
sonal training is available. Fee
is $30 per session, $75 per
week (three sessions) or $200
a month (two sessions per
week for four weeks). Monthly
packages come with dietary
analysis and food program.
Call Jay at 277-7364 for infor-
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non-
Open basketball is Mon-
days and Wednesdays from
11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thurs-
days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and Saturdays and Sundays
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Peck
Gym, based on availability.
Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
ThLfrsdays at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
Check out Central Park
tennis court keys at the Atlan-
tic Center ($5 deposit, refund-
able if returned within a year).
Lap swim is from 6-9 a.m.
and noon to 3 p.m. Monday
through Friday at Atlantic,
Center. Cost is $2 a day.
Fernandina Beach Scuba
Club meets at 6 p.m. the sec-
ond Friday at the Atlantic Ave-
nue Recreation Center. Call
Kathy Russell, 753-1143, or e-
mail firstname.lastname@example.org for
Maharaj Tennis clinics for
youth ages 4 and up and
adults (beginners, intermedi-
ate and advanced) and.pri-
vate lessons are offered at
Central Park. Adult clinics are
Monday, Tuesday, Thurs-
days, Fridays, Saturdays and
Sunday. Fee is $10 per hour
or $15 per 1 1/2 hours. Youth
clinics are Tuesdays, Thurs-
days and Saturdays. Fee is
$8 per hour. Private lessons
available with head pro Vish-
nu Maharaj ($60 an hour) or
an assistant professional ($50
an hour). All non-city residents
will be assessed a 20 percent
surcharge for clinics and pri-
vate lessons. Email michele
email@example.com or call 548-
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OUT AND ABOUT
B SECTION' 11
Chamber Music Festival
For the News-Leader
Bailey and pianist Orli Shaham will be
featured at the grand opening perform-
ance of the 10th season of the Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival on May 25.
Tickets to this very special performance,
which will be held at picturesque St. Peter's
Episcopal Church in downtown Fernandina
Beach, are $50, which includes a champagne
reception following the concert. Tickets to this
and all other festival performances are avail-
able online at www.aicmf.com or by calling 261-
Zuill Bailey is one of the premiere cellists in
the world. His rare combination of celebrated
artistry, technical wizardry and engaging per-
sonality has secured his place as one of the
most sought after and active cellists today.
Bailey has been
many of the lead-
the world. His
immediately SUBMITTED PHOTOS
soared to the num- Pianist Orli Shaham,
ber one spot on the above, and cellist Zuill
Classical Billboard Bailey, right, world-
Charts, while his renowned musicians.
release featuring the works,of Tchaikovsky and
Shostakovich performed with the San
Francisco Ballet Orchestra has received wide-
FRIDAY, APRIL 22.2011
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA
gala opening May 25
S spread critical Hailed by critics on four continents, Shaham is
"i acclaim. He in demand for her prodigious skills and
i was awarded admired for her interpretations of both stan-
the Classical dard and modern repertoire. The St. Louis
Recording Post-Dispatch recently praised her "wit, pas-
Foundation sion, delicacy and.humor" in a performance
Award for 2006 with the St. Louis Symphony, and London's
and 2007 for Guardian said Shaham's playing was "perfec-
the recording tion" during her recent debut with the BBC
of Beethoven's Symphony Orchestra.
complete Shaham has performed with orchestras
i works for cello worldwide and has given recitals in North
and piano. America, Europe and Asia at such renowned
Recognized concert halls as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy
for her grace, Center, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and
Subtlety and Frankfurt's Alte Oper. She has worked with
Vitality, Orli many eminent conductors, including Sir
Shaham has Neville Marriner, Sir Roger Norrington,
abolished an impressive international reputa-
n as one of today's most gifted pianists.
MUSIC Continued on 2B
A statement offaith
for the community
HEATHER A. PERRY
Members of First Presbyterian Church age
3 to 70 have created crosses in a wide variety
of mediums for their "Cross Town" exhibit,
available for viewing through Easter in the
windows of The Anchor at 515 Centre St.
The worship arts project displays crosses
made of wood, paper, fabric, shells and other
"All of the crosses were created by mem-
bers of the congregation, children arid adults,"
said Doris Davis, director of Christian educa-
tion, who called the exhibit, "a statement of
faith and salvation to our community."
The project was designed to engage the
congregation in the season of Lent by focusing
attention on the cross as the journey to Easter
"The process of creating a cross incorporat-
ed thought, reflection and creativity. The work
of it fostered a sacred time of discovering what
the cross means to them individually."
"A secondary goal was to use the storefront
that we have on Centre Street to share our
faith with those who walk by our windows and
allow the crosses to speak to their hearts."
Davis felt as if every cross could speak to
someone and each has a different perspective
and thought process behind it. Pointing to a
cross made of wod- !
en handrails, Davis 1
said she thought it
was interesting to
think ofGod as our handrail.
Several other cross-es, made by ne:m-
bers of the same family, created what
Davis called "a sacred family memory"
Visible from the Street day and night,
the exhibit may be \iewed up close .
inside on Sunday mornings or anytime
the church office, located on North
Sixth Street behind
the Anchor, is
Church will serve a
pancake break ast.
inJim Thomas Hall
Service at Ft .
Clinch on Sunday
Breakfast will be
served until 8 3 ) .
a.m., with woishipl
services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The commu-
nity is invited to celebrate "Christ is Risen!"
For information call 261-3837.
FHOTS 8'i HEATHER A FERR'i
Marilyn Flynn, chair of the Christian
Education Committee, made a cross on
which each hand represents a child in
the Sunday school program, above.
Artist Marlene Deutcher created a
cross with found sacred symbols such
as a lamb, fish and Star of David, left.
Top, Sally Ericksen made her cross of
bread as a reminder of her first experi-
ence, of Communion using bread in the
shape of a cross on a Via de Cristo
weekend in 1991.
Spring fling ,
Prince Chapel A.M.E. Church of
Nassauville will sponsor a Spring Fling from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy an egg hunt and
Easter basket giveaway. Children, families and
friends are invited. Charles L. Albert, Pro Tem.
The Rev. Pauline Stewart, pastor. For informa-
tion call 261-4113.
Memorial United Methodist Church, 601
Centre St., will hold a free Easter Celebration
at the church, with Easter egg hunts, bounce
houses, music, food and pictures with the
Easter Bunny on Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Park at the Nassau County School Board
offices at 1201 Atlantic Ave -
and take the church shut-
tie bus. Contact the
church office at 261- '
On Saturday from 11
a.m.-1 p.m., join the children's department of
Yulee Baptist Church as they learn the gospel,
hunt eggs, enjoy yummy food, a bouncy house
and more. Call 225-5128. Visit www.yuleebap-
The United Methodist Women of the Yulee
United Methodist Church invite everyone to
celebrate Easter at the 10th annual Egg-strava-
ganza on Saturday at 10 a.m. at 86003
Christian Way, Yulee, with an Easter egg hunt,
prizes, crafts and face painting.
An Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under
will be held in Central Park on Sunday.
Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. and the hunt at
Enjoy candy, a jellybean guess, prizes for
the most eggs and the golden egg in each age'
group, and a special guest appearance by the'
Easter Bunny. Don't forget your baskets!
Sponsored by the Fernandina Beach Parks
and Recreation Department. Call 277-7350.
For the News-Leader
Things are definitely gearing up as the
Island Art Association prepares for the
Shrimp Festival Fine Arts & Crafts Show
April 30 and May 1 in downtown
Fernandina Beach. Excitement is rising
and all are all hoping that the weather will
be sunny and bright.
The Island Art Association Shrimp
Festival Committee, headed by Pat Hooks,
expressed pleasure at having the services
of world-renowned artists and instructors,
Bill Maurer of Amelia Island and Ken
Wallin of St. Simons Island, Ga., as jurors
of this year's show. Both are experts in
their fields and come to the judging experi-
ence with tons of experience. Their role as
judges will not be easy. They are required
to select prize winners in these following
Paintings: acrylics, oils, pastels,
Mixed Media: drawing, printmaking
Creative Crafts: baskets, florals, fiber,
glass, metal, wood
At this time,-305 artists will be partici-
pating in the Shrimp Festival show,
Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday
from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The committee is pleased that this
attendance continues to underline the fact
that the Shrimp Festival Fine Arts &
Crafts Show draws outstanding artists, and
that the greater majority of these artists
return each year. All work must be original
and the work of the showing artist.
The Island Art Association offers sup-
port for each showing artist by offering
limited booth sitting, assigning individual
ART Continued on 2B
GOOD FRIDAY MUSICAL
The community is invited to Amelia Baptist
Church tonight at 7 p.m. for the Good Friday pres-
entation of "Whispers of the Passion." Hear and
feel the last. ...
days of Christ ",
leading to His
death, the .
es to the last -- --
days of Christ speak in five soliloquies that testify
to the timeless message of grace, followed by
beautiful-musical moments. Holy Communion
will be observed during this moving Lenten musi-
cal by Joseph Martin presented by 40 singers
from the community, accompanied by an ensem-
ble of woodwinds, brass, piano and percussion., all
under the direction of Pam Helton. Minister of
Admission is free. Call 261-9527 for informa-
tion. Amelia Baptist Church is located at 961167
Buccaneer Trail, at the intersection of Buccaneer
Trail. AIA. and South Fletcher Avenue (at the new
Reflections of Nature
Garden Center will hold
its annual butterfly
release, followed by a
short seminar dis-
cussing the types of
native plants that attract
butterflies to your gar-
den, on April 23 from 10-
11:30 a.m.at the center, ..
850688 US 17 South in Yulee. The event is free
and open to the public. For information call 225-
A radio-controlled 'r r.
model boat fun sail -*
and exhibition will
take place from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. April23 at the
Amelia Village Shops
pond behind Marche
Burette. All model
boats are welcome. working or not, finished or
not, except gas powered. Spectators. including
supervised children, especially welcome. Come
and see great works of art and have the opportu-
nity to sail them on the "high seas."
GREAT BLACKS IN WAX
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."
Martin, a native of Yulee, founded the museum
with her late husband. Dr. Elmer Martin. It is
among the nation's most dynamic cultural and
educational institutions and because it is a wax
museum committed solely to the study and
preservation of African-American history, it is
also among the most unique. It is the first one of
wax in Baltimore, and the first wax museum of
African-American history in the nation.
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 students are wel-
come. For information contact Pamela Albertie at
583-8466 or Erving Gilyard at (904) 874-1947.
. . . .
FRIDAY. APRIL 22.2011 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
The Joseph Finegan
Camp 745, Sons of
Confederate Veterans, and
Jones Chapter Six, Order of
the Confederate Rose will
hold a "Confederate
Memorial Service" April 23
at 10 a.m. in Bosque Bello
Cemetery. The public is invit-
ed as the groups recognize 16
Confederate veterans buried
in Bosque Bello and all
Confederate veterans who lie
in rest in Nassau County.
The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St., invites the public
to its next Brown Bag
Lunch Lecture on May 4 at
noon, featuring John Carr ,
discussing the history of
the Fernandina Beach mills.
Both the Smurfit Stone and
Rayonier mills came to town
in 1939, forever transforming
the landscape of Amelia
Island. Since then, the mills
have become economic fix-
tures, providing stable work
for many residents and a wide
variety of products for con-
sumers worldwide. This pro-
gram is free and open to the
public. For information, con-
tact Alex at 261-7378, ext.
To celebrate mothers
everywhere, on Mother's
Day weekend the Guild of
the Amelia Community
Theatre is sponsoring.a
fundraising pancake break-
fast at Applebee's
Restaurant on Sadler Road
in Fernandina Beach on .
May 7 from 8-10 a.m. Bring
the whole family and treat
mom to breakfast. Cost is $8
per person for all-you-can-eat
pancakes, bacon, juice and
coffee. Tickets are available at
321-1752 or at the restaurant
that morning, if seating allows.
The Diamond Ride 2011
poker run, a fundraiser for
the Nassau County Boys &
Girls Club, will be held May
7 at Scott & Sons Fine
Jewelry, 9900 Amelia Island
Pkwy., Suite 200. Cost is $20
per single rider.and $25 dou-
ble and includes a barbecue
lunch, beer and music by
Chubby at the after-party from
2-4 p.m. There will be a 50/50
raffle and best and worst hand
prize. Registration starts at
8:30 a.m., with first card dealt
at 10 a.m., returning to Scott
& Sons by 2:30 p.m. Stops
are second card, Bar Z in
Mayport, third card East Port
Pub, fourth card Highway 17
Tavern, and fifth card, Scott &
Fort Clinch State Park
will host a Union Spring
Encampment event from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. May 7 and 9
a.m.-noon May 8 that allows
visitors to interact with liv-
ing historians to experience
life in the fort as it was in
1864. The grounds will be
bustling with soldiers in period
costume involved in firing
drills, cooking and daily activi-
ties. Ladies in their dresses,
sutlers displaying their wares
and drummer boys will bring
every part of the Civil War era
to life. For information contact
the park, 2601 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, at 277-
7274, or visit
Special guest Sinda
Nichols, appearing as Emily
Dickinson, will read poems
from the play "The Belle of
Amherst" by William Luce
and discuss her experience
as an actress, portraying the
life of one of America's
most famous 19th century
poets on May 12 from 6:30-
7:30 p.m. in the Cassidy -
Family Conference Room of
the Hilliard branch library.
Refreshments will be served,
courtesy of the Friends of the
Hilliard Library. The communi-
ty is invited. The library is
located at 15821 CR 108. Call
RAIN will host the sec-
ond annul "Ridin' For RAIN"
motorcycle run on May 21.
Enjoy an escorted ride
through Nassau County,
beginning at noon at
Nassau Pdwer Sports at the
corner of AlA and Miner Road
in Yulee and ending at Cotton
Eyed Joe's at the foot of the
Shave Bridge. Registration
starts at 10:30 a.m. Cost is a
$25 donation per bike, and $5
for additional rider and
includes a shirt, hat and bar-
becue lunch. Cotton Eyed
Joe's will provide a DJ and
beer specials. Non-riders may
enjoy food and fun for $10.
Rain date is June 18. For
information call (904) 879-
5861 or e-mail rainhumane@
yahoo.com. Proceeds benefit
RAIN's outreach programs
and the animals in its care.
On view at the Island Art
Association is the juried
Nouveau Art Show, "Travel-
ed Roads." Local artist
William Maurer was the juror.
Best of Show went to Dick
Hultberg's aprylic painting;
"Early Morning Road to Ft.
Clinch." First place was
"Highway to the Sea," a
watercolor, by Marlene
Strobach. Second place was
"Marrakesh," photography, by
Don McCurry. Third place was
"Journey to a Royal Wedd-
ing," acrylic, by Sherry Ferber.
Honorable Mention went to
Chuck Podmostko, Paula
Herman and Scott Moore.
.The show is at the gallery until
the end of May. Featured
artist for April is Bill Beck,
woodturner. The gallery is at
18 N. Second St. Call 261-
7020. Visit www.islandart.org.
The Island Art
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
will hold free art classes,
led by Diane Hamburg, on
The Don Thompson Chorale pres-
ents its spring 2011 concert, An
American Choral Bouquet, a perform-
ance of choral music by American com-
posers and arrangers, on May 1 at 3
p.m at Riverside Presbyterian Church,
849 Park St Jacksonville, and June 5
at 3 p m at Resurrection Catholic
Church, 3383 N University Blvd.,
Jacksonville Free admission
Donations gratefully accepted.
Sounds on Centre
Sounds on Centre presents a '50's
sock hop with Big Vic & the Screaming
Deacons on May 6 The free monthly
concerts, sponsored by the Historic
Fernandina Business Association, are
held on Centre Street between Front
and Second streets from 6-8 p.m. Bring
a chair and your dancing shoes. For
information contact Loren Lum at 321-
1605 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit
DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal
Street Productions. Ltd announce that
"Shrek the Musical," with book and
lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and
music by Jeanine Teson, directed by
Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, will play
the Times Union Center's Moran
Theater May 10-15
"Shrek the Musical" tells the story of
a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a
lite-changing adventure to reclaim the
deed to his land. Joined by a wise-
cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights
a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty
princess and learns that real friendship
and true love aren't only found in fairy
tales. Call 1-888-860-BWAY or visit
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 Cedai 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 2011
festival lineup and preview music to be
heard from a variety of acts set for this
year from Oct 2-9. Proceeds benefit the
Tickets are $25 and available at
at The UPS Store. 1417 Sadler Road,
277-0820, or at the door if not sold out.
For information call 504-4772 or email
On .May 14 Amelia Arts Academy
-and Kayak Amelia are teaming up to
present Bands & Barbeque, a fundrais-
er for the academy Enjoy live music
and the sunset on the banks of the
Amelia River Bring your own beverages
and chairs. Barbecue will be available
for purchase Cost is $10 for adults and
free for children under 12. For Informa-
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 Founda-
tion of Jacksonville and the
Plantation Ladies Association,
Amelia Island. Sign up at the
gallery. Call 261-7020.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829
Jacksonville, is hosting
Undie Sunday, a clothing
drive to collect new under-
wear and undergarments for
children and families in need
to benefit Dignity U Wear, the
On May 1, 8 and 15, visi-
tors who bring a pack of new
underwear will receive 50 per-
cent off one regular admis-
sion. Regular admission is
$10 for adults and $6 for sen-
iors; military and students. For
information call (904) 356-
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Christopher Hogwood, Leonard Slatkin .
and Robert Spano, among others.
Also performing at the May 25
AICMF opening will be: violinist Amy
Schwartz Moretti, director of the Robert
McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer-
University; Sabina Thatcher, principal vio-
list with the Saint Paul Chamber
Orchestra; Christopher Rex, the festival's
artistic director and principal cellist of the
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; bassist
Kurt Maroki, currently double bass pro-
fessor at The Juilliard School; and the
Linden String Quartet, winner of the 2010
tion or tickets, visit www.ameliaart-
sacademy.org, call 277-1225 or email
information @ ameliaartsacademy.crg.
Taste of the Blues'
Free monthly concerts will be held
from 7 30-10 pm at Cafe Kanbo, 27 N
Third St, leading up to the Amelia
Island Blues Festival Sept 16 and 17
Preview concerts will be held May 19
June 16, July 14. Aug 18andSepl 8
For Information visit www ameliais-
Country hits concert
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 tor
the Performing Arts will feature Brett
James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie
- Sampson 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 to10 $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
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St..
Brown Bag Special tonight; The Vision
April 23; Karl W Davis & Jim Barcaro
April 24: Andrew Altman Trio April 26:
John Emil April 27. Green House
Lounge April 28; and DJ BMF Phat n
Jazzy April 29. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook Call 277-8010
The Green Turtle. 14 S. Third St,
live music Call 321-2324
The Buck Smith Project tonight, April
30. Blistur will play live, Karaoke is now
on Sunday nights with Daddy "O0" DJ
Follow The Hammerhead on Facebook
at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
Horizons restaurant, 4828 First
Coast Hwy in the Palmetto Walk
Shops, live music Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays. Call 321-2430. Visit
www horlzonsamehalsland corn
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Rnz-Carhlon.
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St, Bradley
Circus at 8 p m. April 28, The 1911s
April 29 at 8 p.m., Dan Voll and the Cain
Brothers. with special guest Cody
Norton, April 30 at 4 p m The 1911s
April 30 at 8 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m
Shrimp Festival weekend passes to
Indigo Alley's private, reserved oasis.
with food specials, are $20 tor one day,
or $60 for all four days opening
Thursday and Friday at 4 p m and
Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m Call
261-7222 Visit www indigo-alley com
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 Eatery, 318
Centre St free trivia each Monday at
730pm wine lasting the third
Tuesday at 6.30 p m with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7.30 p m Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7.30-11 30 p m, the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8 30 p m -midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8 30 pm -12 30 a m. Call
261 -1000 Visit www okanes com
The Palace Saloon 117 Centre St,
live entertainment most nights Contact
www Ihepalacesaloon.com or call 491-
Picante, Suite 1, 464073 State Road
200. Yulee. will showcase a "Night of
Bossa Nova" with Monica Da Silva from
6 30-9:30 p.m. April 30 Visa
www picantenassau.com for information
and to sample her music. Call 310-
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 Wed-
nesday for Wing Night: Backbeat Boul-
evara plays live tonight from 7-11 p.m ;
'Bash at the Beach" concert on Shrimp
* Festival weekend Call 310-6904 Visit
www SandyBottomsAmelia com
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave The Macy's in the lounge
from 6-10 pm tonight and 7-11 pm
April 23 shaggin' in the lounge Sundays
from 4-7 p m Pill Pili in the tiki bar
Wednesday from 5.30-9-30 p m.; live
music in the bar all weekend. Call 277-
6652. Visit www slidersseaside com.
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave., Andy Haney
tonight: Reggie Lee April 23, Richard
Stratton April 24: Andy Haney April 25,
Richard Smith April 26, DJ Roc April 27;
Early McCall April 28: and Gary
Keniston April 29 Music is 5-9 p m.
weeknights and 6-10 p m weekends
and 1 -5 p m Sundays. Bingo on
Monday and trivia on Thursdays at
6-30 p m
tracing paint/dye to fabric in
various ways: block printing,
stamping, screening and
Cost is $35 per class,
check or credit card prior to
class, materials supplied
except for fabric. Contact
Hamburg at 261-9229 or
Theatre presents the final
shows of "Morning's At
Seven" at 8 p.m. tonight
and April 23. Set in the back-
yards of sisters, who have
lived as next-door neighbors
for decades, this witty comedy
takes a look at the binding ties
of family relationships. Tickets
are $20 for adults and $10 for
students (including college
students with current ID). Call
261-6749 or visit www.amelia-
Shakespeare Film Festival
at Fernandina Little Theatre,
Concert Artist Guild Competition.
The 10th season of the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival will run from
May 20 through June 19. To celebrate its
first "Decade of Musical Excellence," the
2011 festival will present the most expan-
sive and varied program in its history,
ranging from chamber ensembles, tango
and flamenco to American roots, jazz and
contemporary music. Its array of world-
class artists includes the Tokyo String
Quartet, violinist Rachel Barton Pine,
classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, pianists
Valentina Usitsa and Gabriela Montero,
Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai,
jazz vocalist Luciana Souza, and Jay
in the inside bar Call 261-
1014 Beech St on April 23
will be "Henry V" at 4 p.m., a
bold, impassioned and realis-
tic version, with a gorgeous
score, starring.and directed by
Kenneth Branagh, and
"SIhakespeare in Love" at 7:30
p.m., acomedic tale of
Shakespeare and his muse
that won seven Oscars.
Tickets for each film are $8
and available in advance at
The UPS Store in the Publix
shopping center, or email fit-
The recently organized St.
Marys Little Theatre will hold
open auditions for its first
production, "Man of La
Mancha," on May 1 in down-
town St. Marys, Ga. Needed
are individuals that can sing
Anyone interested in audi-
tioning should research the
play, decide which role they'd
like to perform and prepare
accordingly. For suggestions
on audition content, call (912)
729-1103. Visit www.stmarys-
Ungar and Molly Mason, who wrote and
performed the haunting theme music of
PBS's celebrated series, The Civil War.
The 2011 festival will also feature four
free concerts open to the public.
The festival is offering special dis-
counts on ticket packages for multiple
performances: 10 percent off when pur-
chasing tickets for three to five perform-
ances, and 20 percent off on tickets for
six or.more concerts. Season tickets to all
festival performances are available for
$412, a 20 percent discount off full retail
prices. Discounts, which cannot be com-
bined, are available through the festival
box office at 261-1779. Visit
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block captains to assist with on-the-spot
emergencies, providing morning snacks
and much more.
There will be an Island Art
Association Patron Booth at the corner of
Centre and N. Second streets displaying
information about the association and
ongoing community programs. Visitors
at the festival who wish may become a
participating Art Patron at the Shrimp
Festival, by stopping by the booth and
making a commitment to purchase $100
or more from an artist vendor. The Art
Patron will then be given a large, green
ribbon to present to the artist vendor to
display in their booth during the festival,
denoting a purchase.
Feel free to stop in at The Island Art
Association Gallery 18 N. Second St.,
browse through the gallery and then
walk across the patio to see the brand
new Art Education Center and the begin-
ning of the beautiful new glass art mosaic
that will decorate the garden and build-
Opening ceremonies for the Art
Education Center will be held on May 13
and 14. For information about any of
these events or ongoing programs, call
261-7020 or visit www.islandart.org.
Rhonda Bristol is a fill-time artist
(www.rhondabristolart.com) living and
working in Fernandina Beach, a former
art teacher and a member of the Island Art
All artists are invited ito
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.
gmail.com for details or call
Jacquie Cushway at (912)
882-8646. An affiliated Art &
Music Stroll will take place the
evening of May 5.
Diane Hamburg, mixed
media/fiber artist and mem-
ber of the Island Art
Association, is offering
"Exploration in Surface
Design on Fabric," classes
in surface design at the
Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St., from 9 a.m.-
noon May 23 and June 23.
Designed for the beginner
but stimulating enough for the
advanced surface designer,
the classes will feature experi-
mentation of adding or sub-
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Miss Kate's Pre K, 1303
Jasmine St., is now registering
children for the 2011/12
school year. Programs offered
are preschool for 3-year-olds
and VPK for 4-year-olds and
after-care until 5:30 p.m. In
addition, after-care for chil-
dren in kindergarten, first and
second grades is available.
For information and to regis-
ter contact Miss Kate at mis-
Gator Club raffle
The Nassau County Gator
Club is sponsoring its "2011
Nassau County Gator Chomp
Scholarship Raffle" to raise
funds for the club and $500
scholarships for seniors from
the four county high schools
who will attend the University
of Florida. Drawings will be
held May 5. Raffle tickets are
$5, or five for $20, and avail-
able at locations throughout
the county. Members will sell
them April 23 at Lowe's and
April 30 at Winn-Dixie. For
information contact Nassau
The Northeast Florida
Community Action Agency
(NFCAA) has extended the
deadline to submit applica-
tions for Data Busters, a sum-
mer program for 14- to 16-
year-olds that combines
classroom instruction with
paid work experience. Teens
have until April 29 to submit
The program runs June 20
to July 29 at the Florida State
College campus in Yulee;
Transportation to FSCJ-Yulee
and employment sites is pro-
vided from NFCAA's
Fernandina office at 1303
Jasmine St. Eligibility is pri-
marily based on gross annual
household income, which
must not exceed at 125 per-
cent of Federal Poverty
Income Guidelines, based on
the number of members in a
Applications are available
at 1303 Jasmine St. Teens also
must submit a copy of their
most recent report card and
two recommendation 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.
Southside 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 the meeting.
Children must be five on
or before Sept. 1, 2011 to
enroll in kindergarten. To reg-
ister bring the original or cer-
tified copy of your child's
birth certificate, up-to-date
immunization record, physical
examination record, child's
Social Security card and proof
of address (utility bill or other
mail with address). Registra-
tion begins April 25; parents/
guardians are urged to regis-
ter their children as soon as
possible. Call the school at
491-7941 for information.
* 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 expe-
riences getting her books
published, student authors in
this year's magazine will read
their poems, essays and short
stories and the student artists
will be recognized for their
Admission is $5 for chil-
dren and students and $10 for
adults and includes a copy of
the magazine and refresh-
ments. Extra copies of the
magazine will be available for
sale. The public is invited.
On May 14 Amelia Arts
Academy and Kayak Amelia
are teaming up to present
Bands & Barbeque, a
fundraiser for the academy.
Enjoy live music and the sun-
set on the banks of the Amelia
River. Bring your own bever-
ages and chairs.. Barbecue will
be available for purchase.
Cost is $10 for adults and free
for children under 12. For
tickets, visit www.ameliaart-
sacademy.org, call 277-1225 or
FBHS students enjoy trip around Italy
Imagine driving through the green
hills and mountains of Tuscany on a
tour bus with 15 energetic high school
students. Well, that is what four Nassau
County teachers did this spring break
through Education First Tours.
Group leader and teacher of the gift-
ed Julianne French, studio art teacher
Sharon Eells, Advanced Placement
English teacher Sharon Barlow, and
Star's teacher Dustin Schott escorted
the Fernandina Beach High School stu-
dents and two parents across the
Atlantic on aneight-day trip to Assisi,
Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Montecatinia and
French, Eels and Barlow first
thought of the idea over summer break
and chose an educational and affordable
travel company. Students signed up for'
the trip in early September and were
able to pay in monthly installments. The
group comprised gifted, art and litera-
ture students. The trip focused on the
art and literature of Italy, including the
medieval, Renaissance and Baroque
The first adventure began in the
medieval town of Assisi where the city,
resting on a hill, consists only of 600
residents in the top portion. At the apex
of the hill rests a castle that gave Assisi
a shroud of mystery. The students felt it
was a peaceful place, and as they discov-
ered, Assisi is the City of Peace, known
for St. Francis' birthplace and basilica.
Students were then introduced to
the city of Florence, known as the birth-
place of the Renaissance. Students visit-,
ed the Uffizi Gallery and saw
Michelangelo's David sculpture in the
Accademia Museum, and
Brunelleschi's Duomo, a grand domed
Stopping for a photo opportunity at
Pisa allowed the students to compete in
a photo competition for the best leaning
tower image. The next town was the
sleepy city of Lucca, known for its many
churches and medieval surrounding
The most memorable part of
the trip was the Sistine
Chapel. It was breathtaking,
and it meant more to me
because prior to the trip
Ihad learned about
the paintings in class.
10TH GRADER KATHRYN JACKSON
Students eagerly awaited their
arrival in Rome, where they were greet-
ed by the Coliseum, the Forum, the
Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. A trip
to the catacombs also provided a unique
insight into early Christian burial
grounds. The trip ended with a spectac-
ular view of the Vatican Museum, the
Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Cathedral.
Students were thrilled to also see the'
Pope give his blessing outside the
Gifted 10th grader Kathryn Jackson
*said, "This trip was a great way to see
and learn about Italian art, culture and
food. The.most memorable part of the
trip was the Sistine Chapel. It was
breathtaking, and it meant more to me
because prior to the trip I had learned
about the paintings in class. I also loved
the Trevi Fountain; it was beautiful. ... I
would love to go back!"
Senior Margaret Eels said, "It was a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see in
person all that I have studied in my
classes about Italy. It was also exciting
to study another culture."
This positive experience to Italy has
encouraged another trip for spring
break 2012, set in England, including
London, Stratford, Oxford, Bath,
Brighton and Salisbury, where
Stonehenge is located. For information
on this trip, contact Julianne French at
Fernandina Beach High School students at the Leaning Tower of,
Pisa in Pisa, Italy, include from top, Kathryn Jackson, Cole
Gallup, Wyatt Hunt, Tanner Reeves and Bradley Bean.
Rotary Club awards scholarship in forestry
undergraduates and graduate.
The scholarship is named
in honor of Ernest P Davis.
Davis was, for many years,
the manager of the Southeast
Timber- Division of Rayonier.
His career in forestry
spanned the advent and devel:
opment of modern forestry in
the Southeast. Born in 1914 at
Woodthe sawmill settlement of
Wood Orange Bluff on the St. Marys
Davis grew up at his family
homestead of Crandall; He graduated from
Fernandina High School and attended the
Andrew Wood, a 2008 graduate of Fernandina
Beach High School, has been awarded the first
Ernest P. Davis Rotary Scholarship in Forestry.
The award was jointly announced by Dr. Tim
White, director of the School of Forest Resources
at the University of Florida, and Trip Clark, presi-
dent of the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach.
Junior at the University of Florida, Wood is the
son of Leonard and Sharyl Wood of Fernandina
The Ernest P Davis Rotary Scholarship in
Forestry is awarded through the Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach. It is available to graduates of
the public high schools in Nassau County for the
study of forestry at the University of Florida, the
University of Georgia or Auburn University. The
scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to both
Amelia Island NSDAR
honors history students
The Amelia Island Chapter
National Society Daughters of
the American Revolution pre-
sented awards to several out-
standing students at an
awards tea at St. Michael's
Academy. The 2011 American
History essay contest subject
was "The Memoirs of Paul
Revere" and the following stu-
dents were honored for their
Eighth grade winner was
Olivia Hope Taylor, a home-
schooled student, and the
runner-up was St. Michael's
Academy student Carly Rae
Seventh grade winner was;
Seth Mitchell Devereaux
from Callahan Middle School
and Elizabeth Blake Holloway
of Yulee Middle School was
Sixth grade winner was
Lauren Elizabeth Kilburn, a
student at St. Michael's
Academy, and the runner-up
was Samantha Cavasin, Yulee
Fifth grade winner was
Conner Going, Emma Love
Hardee Elementary School,
and runner-up was Isabella
Thompson Davoli from St.
The NSDAR American
History Committee's purpose
is to promote American histo-
ry during the year by honor-
ing significant historical peo-
ple, places, dates and events.
To meet these goals, chapters
across the country sponsor
the American History Essay
Contests for students in pub-
lic, private, parochial school
or those who are home
schooled in grades five, six,
seven and eight.
First, the essays have to
meet criteria set'by NSDAR
to be entered in the contest.
Then, chapter members
judge the essays. These win-
ners are submitted at state,
regional and national levels
for further competition.
Annually, AIDAR hosts a
spring American History
Awards Tea to honor the win-
ners and the runner-ups.
University of Florida. Upon graduation, he
returned to the turpentine business before his
employment as a forester with Rayonier.
A veteran of World War II, he served in both the
European and Pacific theaters. Davis was active in
the Florida Forestry Association for many years,
served on its board of directors and received its
Distinguished Service Award in 1978.
Rotary International is a service club organiza-
tion with more than 1.2 million members in more
than 33,000 clubs worldwide. Each year, the Rotary
Club of Fernandina Beach makes college scholar-
ships available to graduates of all four public
schools in Nassau County. The Ernest P. Davis -
Rotary Scholarship in Forestry is the first upper
division/graduate school scholarship awarded by
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Elizabeth Holloway and American History Chairman Amy Jones Schnell.
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over 165,000 members with
approximately 3,000 chapters
in all 50 states and 11 foreign
countries. The DAR has long
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children. Those interested in
membership contact the
Registrar at AIDAR, PO. Box
16664, Fernandina Beach, FL
32035 at website at www.am
CIS HOLDS GR0 UNDBREAKING LUNCHEON'
Communities In Schools of Nassau County held a "Groundbreaking
Luncheon" April 18 at Fernandina Beach Middle School. Left, Amy
Pipkin, CIS site director FBMS/FBHS, addresses the gathering.
CIS of Nassau County focuses on helping students succeed in
school, graduate and prepare for a productive life. Currently CIS
provides intensive services to 500-700 students at Callahan
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FCAT; 98.5 percent were promoted to the next grade; and 97.7
percent age 16 and older stayed in school
Contact Susan Milana, executive director, if you are interested in
financially supporting the program or becoming a program volun-
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101 Card of Thanks 205 Lrve-ir. Help 404 1Hne, TO Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Bui or Rent 814 West r. a auj C-.unt, 859 mtorr es-Furn.shed
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204 Work Wanted
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Amelia Island, FL
Spanisn Oaks, 3/2 well maintained
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Place PRIVACY with this 535 Ocean Ave. Duplex on the
ome on 1.67 acres with a beach! Upstairs 2 BR/2 BA, downstairs 2
$89,900 MLS# 54642. BR/1 BA. Also has free standing cottage
With duplex. $850,000 MLS#53528
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lain-Beach, can be sold
536 N. Fletcher Duplex Upstairs, .2
BR/2 BA, downstairs 2 BR/2 BA Ocean
views. $400,000 MLS#53529
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* 2513 Pirates Bay Drive 4BR/2BA home in very nice
neighborhood close to schools, beach & shopping. Rear
fenced yard, fireplace in living roorn and water softener
system. Includes lawn care. Two car garage. $1200,
* 1651 S. Fletcher- 2BR/2BA Two story house across the
street from ocean. Bonus room /possible 3rd BR.
Hardwood floors upstairs in BRs & hallway w/ carpet in
living room, ceramic tile in kitchen. Fenced-in back yard.
* 5021 Summer Beach Blvd (Summer Beach Village)-
2BR/2BA Fully furnished cottage with screened in porch.
Ceramic tile in living areas, carpeted bedrooms.
Community pool overlooks the ocean. Close to the beach
and shopping. $1400
* 409,S. 6TH Street 2BR/1.5BA in town near historic
district, well landscaped. Short distance to downtown
shopping and restaurants. Out-door shower and levilor
blinds, includes upstairs bonus room that can be used for
home, office or extra bedroom. Rear fenced-in yard, hot
tub in courtyard. Includes yard watering system, stacked
washer/dryer and pest control. $1250
* 18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 5BR/5BA/2
half BA. Custom built home overlooking the marsh and
Amelia River'. Pool, outdoor fireplace, patio living area,
boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car garage. Professional kitchen,
granite countertops, two laundry rooms. Master suite on
main level. Three BA suites plus recreation room &
study upstairs. Private in-law suite. Call for pricing.
* 610 N. 15th Street 3BR/2BA Home with ceramic
tiled floors and carpeted bedrooms. Large great room,
screened porch, and fenced in back yard. $1150
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND
* 75049 Edwards Road 4BR/2BA Waterfront house
only 5 minutes.from 1-95. House has private dock with
boat launch nearby. Recently renovated kitchen. Ceramic
tile throughout and fully fenced in backyard. $1395
* 85678 Bostick Wood Dr. (North Hampton) -
4BR/3BA Beautiful home with many upgrades. Formal
dining room, eat-in kitchen and fireplace in family room.
Community pool, clubhouse and playground.Water access
and boat launch nearby. Also includes membership to the-
Beach Club at Amelia. $1995
* 96088 Starlight Lane 3BR/2.5BA Home centrally
located with Garden Tub in 2 Master Bathrooms, eat-in
kitchen, breakfast bar/nook, carpet & vinyl tile, mini &
vertical blinds, irrigation system and 2 car garage. $1225
* 95023 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) 3BR/4BA
Fully furnished luxury townhouse with elevator, bonus
room with bar, and butler's pantry. Oceanfront c6mmuni-
ty close to the Ritz. $2150
* 2840 A South Fletcher 2BR/1BA Ocean front down-
stairs duplex. Beautiful views, easy access to the beach.
*Amelia Park Town Center Office space. 4.500 sq.ft.
will divide and build to tenant's specs
* Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
* 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
* Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
* 1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building,
* Sadler Road Commercial Building 625 sf building on 1
acre lot. $1,500
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*3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs
2BR/IBA $1200 a month +
utilities,Available May 1,2011
*1334 Atlantic Ave.
3 BR/I BA. 1,243 approx.
sq.ft. $1,200/mo.+ utilities.
MONTHLY 2BR/ IBA
Ocean-view. 487 S.
Fletcher. Across the street
from the beach.All util, wi-
fi,TV & phone.
* 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 I, 2011.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to
Huddle House, 1,800 sq.ft.
$2,250/mo. lease tax. Sale
* 1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/
I BA. 1,243 approx. sq.ft.
$1,200/mo. + utilities.
1 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
1 809 Lots
AMELIA PARK COTTAGE LOT $20k
'below Developer-Priced Lots $49k;
BRADY POINT LOT 1.3 ac. ALL
offers considered. (912)433-6811
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
817 Other Areas
ABSOLUTE AUCTION Industrial
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
bidding now: www.abalauction.com
(850)510-2501. AB2387 AU 3239. ANF
852 Mobile Homes
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.
3BR/1.SBA DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE
HOME in Nassauville. CH&A, washer
& dryer, fenced yard. $650/mo. + $650
dep. Call 548-7468.
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.
2BR/1BA UNIT on private property
in Yulee. $625/mo. + $500 security
3BR/2BA CH&A, one acre deep
water access lot, boat storage. $750/
Wr Starting at $750/mo
* Large Closets
* Private Patios
* Tennis Courts
* Close to shopping
* 20 minutes to Jacksonville
City Apartments with Country Charm!
Sa 37149 Cody Circle Hiliard, Florida
bastwoot u aKS Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30
Apartments Sat. /Sun. by Appt.
1BR/1BA FULLY FURNISHED APT. -
$850/mo. + deposit. Looking for long
term rental. Pets allowed. Call Rob
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
Affordable Apartments For Rent -
$560-$747. POST OAK APARTMENTS
has 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for
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community close to Historic Fernandina
Beach, shopping, area schools, and
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1 BR APT N. Fletcher, $700/mo +
security dep. No smoking, service
animals only. References. (904)491-
1573 or (904)753-1257
(2) APTS. ON N. 3RD ST. 2BR/1BA,
$700/mo., includes W/S/G. 2BR/1BA,
$950/mo., includes all utilities. Call
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.
CONDO FOR RENT The Palms,
3BR/2BA. IncludesI W/D. Gated
community with pool. $900/mo. Call
AMELIA ISLAND PLANTATION -
Nicely furnished 2BR/2.5BA condo.
Pool, W/D, 2 floors. No smoking. Sec.
dep. + util. $1100/mo. (910)695-9935
SADLER RD. Amelia Landings. 2BR/
2BA upgraded unit, screened porch,,
2nd floor. $1050. Garbage,. sewer &
water included. (904)277-0006
CONDO FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, ground
floor, pool, tennis court, clubhouse,
near beach. Service pets only. $800/
mo. + $600 sec. dep. (847)639-0648
1858 Condos-Unfurnishedl 1861 Vacation Rentalsi
3BR/3.5BA TOWNHOUSE 2800 sf,
gated community with amenities, all
appliances, near shopping and near
beach, private beach club. $1700/mo.
Available mid-May. Darlington Realty,
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS
Living in Paradise. 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe
condos in gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool,
tennis & more! Starting at just
$749/mo! Call Tammy for our spring
special @ 904-415-6969 for a showing.
SPACIOUS & SECURE 3BR/2.5BA
End Unit Townhouse on Preservation
with Pond View. Upgrades -r,:.,..~..,jr
Ten minutes to beach. t,,iti.N,
Memorial Day weekend. $1125/mo.
Rent or Lease to Own. Call (631)873-
-FOREST RIDGE 3BR/2BA, ground
unit, appliances, including W/D. Pool,
tennis. 1 yr lease. No smoking. $945/
mo. + deposit. Reference check. Call
ON ISLAND BEAUTIFUL HOME.
3BR/2BA, garage, on quiet street, near
shopping, short drive to beach. $1250/
VACATION CHALET in N. Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416. "
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
1 863 Office
OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE for lease.
400-4000 sq ft. Centre & Second St.
Chandlery Bldg. (770)444-9800 or
OFFICE/WAREHOUSE SPACE for
rent. Call (904)753-2178.
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
- Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure WI-FI
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St.. (904)583-0058
SEVERAL OFFICES above the Palace
Saloon. $375/mo. and up. Two-room
suite above Amelia Insurance, Sadler
Rd. $550/mo. 600-,150lSOOsf 2382
Sadler Rd. behind Amelia Insurance.
3BR/2BA Executive home in Ocean
View Estates, close to beach, 1750 sq. 864 Commercial/Retail
ft. $1450/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
HOUSE FOR RENT -( 2BR/1.5BA on 604 N. 14 ST. 2550 sf w/large 1800
island. Fenced yard. Call (904)415- sf room, 2 AD restrooms, office, store
0371. room, large open deck. Water, sewer &
_1_____g___________garbage included. (904)424-3895
4BR/3BA OCEAN REACH Beautiful
home, like new, 2200sf, 2-car grg,
close to beach. $1425/mo. 2879
Tidewater St. (954)662-2947. Pics at
3BR/2BA BEAUTIFUL HOME in
Long Island Place. $1000/mo. Deposit
1BR/1BA MODERN, COTTAGE in
Old Towne. Separate very large office/
workshop & storage shed. Large lot. All
appliances included. Available 5/1.
3BR/2BA Nearly new executive
home in Ocean View Estates, close to
beach, 1750 sq. ft. $1450/mo. Call
RENT TO OWN On Island 3BR/1.5BA
house. Central heat/air. $895/mo. +
dep. or $225/wk. Terms negotiable,
906 Kelp St. 261-5034.
S 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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95330 Spinnaker 3621 sf. 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
1i fil:o.: .e ..ur,,i..i ki. lori' with high end appliances. MasterSuite
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 sf 481U4.5BA two story home located in Oyster
Bay. Porches front and rear overlooking canal. Gourmet kitchen.
Bamboo flooring throughout. Washer & Dryer. Yacht Club privileges.
Pets ok. Off Island. S2,195/mo
2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 sf 3BI/3.5BA executive home located
on exclusive Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Fireplace, large bonus
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32436 Fern Parke 3010 sf 48R/4BA large Flora Parke home with
Ile family room and kitchen. Screened in ground pool, three car
garage, fenced yard and security system. No pets. Off Island.
85369 Sagaponack 2582 sf, iBR/3BA home just of the Island in
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Pets ok. Off island. $1,850/mo
96178 Blackrock 3544 sf 3BR/41A high end custom built hone in
the gated community of Blackrock Hammock off Chester Rd. Large
spacious rooms, cat 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/mno
95045 Buckeye FREE MONTH PLUS CLUB PRIVILEGES. 3095 sft 3
or 4BRk3BA'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 sf, 3BR/3BA bright and open home. Separate
office or 4th bedroom. Kitchen 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. $1,650/mo
85414 Sagaponack 2202 sf 4BR/2BA North Hampton featuring
large screened porch facing the preserve. Kitchen decked with
corian and stainless. Nice master suite with walk in closet. Cable,
Internet, Security and W/D included! Pets ok. Off Island. $1.650/imo
32410 Pond Parke 2145 sf. 3BIV/3A bright and open home.
Separate office or -ith bedroom. Kitchen with Corian countertops
and stainless appliances. Fireplace and lots of windows in the Familyi
room. Huge screened patio overlooking the golf course. WXD. Pets
ok. OffIsland. $ ,600Amo
95118 Sandpiper 1218 sf. 2BRi2BA recently updated three story
ocean front condominium with views of the Atlantic from every level!
Stackable washer & dryer included. No Pets. On Island. $1,600/mo
76305 Timbercreek 2800 sf 4BI/4BA former model home In
Timbercreek with all the extras, including a large bonus room that
could be a 5th bedroom. Master suite has large closet 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 sf 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 Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA 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 sl 3BR/3BA condo just steps from the beach and
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porch on back with private fenced in backyard. Pets ok. Off Island.
96375 Piedmont 2085 sf. 3BR/2.5BA two story home with large
family room and master suite downstairs I pPrit.il kitchen with
new stainless appliances and adjacent "*r krisit rc.. Fenced In
backyard. Washer & dryer. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,300/mo
75079 Ravenwood-1725 ,s 'ti t ..i,..- i i,,,f phn tl,.r..i., .ti
home In Timbercreek. Bright, large rooms and kitchen overlooking
living area with plenty of cabinet space. Pets ok. Off Island,
631 Tarpon #6400 1053 sf. 21BR/IBA fully furnished town home
located in the Fernandina Shores Community. All utilities included.
Located just two short blocks from the beach. Pets ok. On Island.
76353 Long Pond 1397 sf. 3B8/2BA 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 3BR12BA second floor condo with
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5437 Leonard 1322 sf. 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. $850A:mo
The Palms Three to choose from! 979 sf to 1193 sf. Two of
Three bedrooms Fernandina Beach condos located in a gate
community with pool. Recently remodeled. Pets ok. On Island.
$875 to 950/mo
Forest Ridge K1 770 st. 2BD/BA first floor condo in the
community of Forest Ridoe Village. Unit is located close to the pool
and tennis courts and a short walk to the beach. No Pets. On Island.
837 A or B Mary 816 sf 2BD/ilBA single family home located on
the North end of Amelia Island. Bright and open with large yard and
carport. Pets ok. On Island. S795/mo Downstrairs, $850/mo
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