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CAN'TRAIN ON OUR PARADE!
A little rain couldn't'
dampen spirits at
the Isle of Eight
Thursday, After an
afternoon of threat-
ening weather the
sun splashed on the
parade in downtown
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-I Wendell H. McCollough raced
The Ebb Tide to second place in
the Eight Flags Shrimp Boat
Race in 1969.
*ack when shrimping was a
common way to make a liv-
ing in Fernandina Beach,
African-Americans as well
as whites supported their families by
venturing out to sea on shrimp
trawlers and bringing back the
One of those African-American
shrimpers was local resident
Wendell Herbert McCollough. Born
in Fernandina Beach in 1914, he was
the father of retired educator and
local author Annette Myers.
McCollough had the distinction of
being the only African-American
shrimper to enter and win in the
Fernandina Beach shrimp-boat
races, on Joe Tringali's boat Ebb
"My dad was a great champ,"
Myers says. "He knew his stuff and
he knew how to handle and navigate
a shrimp trawler."
The year was 1969, and the Eight
Flags Shrimp Boat Race had not yet
become the massive citywide festival
known as the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival. In fact, the shrimp
boat race, while popular, merely rep-
resented the kickoff to the shrimp-
Myers says her dad, known as
"Mac," worked variously on the
boats of Sloan Peterson, Harry
Sahlman, Henry Lannon and Joe
Tringali, who was a popular figure
around town and won several con-
secutive shrimp boat races himself.
"During the Blessing of the Fleet,
and when the races were on, you
were considered very special guests
if invited by the owner to be on the
trawler and part of the shrimp boat
party on that particular day," says
Myers. Many shrimp trawlers from
places like Mayport and Savannah
also showed up to race the local
boats, Myers says.
"Hundreds and hundreds of peo-
ple from all walks of life lined the
docks to view these races," Myers
"The day my dad won in the
Eight Flags Shrimp Boat Race was
on Sunday, May 4, 1969," says
Myers. "He won second place in the
170-hp category." A plaque, says
Myers, was presented to her father,
known as Capt Mac, by Ravy
Beville, commissioner of the cham-
MAC Continued on 4A
Now & Then
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F L R I DAY'S
The Nassau County
Sheriff's Office Nassau
County Explorers Program
will hold a pancake breakfast
and carwash fundraiser on
April 30 from 7-9 a.m. at
' Murray's Grille in Yulee.
Proceeds will help the Explor-
ers attend training camps dur-
ing the year. Members must
have completed eighth grade
and be 14-20 years old. The
goal of the program is for
members to explore law
enforcement as a possible
career choice, develop physi-
cal fitness and community
service. All are welcome.
The United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Amelia
Island Flotilla 14-1, meets the
first Thursday of each month
in the Amelia Island Light-
house Cottage, located on
O'Hagan Lane between 215
and 217 lighthouse Circle.
The next meeting is May 5 at
7 p.m. The auxiliary is a vol-
unteer organization promot-
ing boating safety. Call 261-
1889 for information.
behind the Ace Hardware on
South Eighth Street, will hold
-an Open Market May 7 from 8
a.m.-3 p.m. RAIN Humane
Society is participating, with
three units reserved for items
Sto sell. Donations for the sale
may be dropped off Monday-
Saturday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat Paws-Ability Resale store in
the Harris Teeter shopping
center on Amelia Island. Or
call (904) 879-5861 for collec-
tion sites throughout Nassau
County. All donations are tax
The public is invited to
play bingo every Thursday at
American Legion Post 54, 626
S Third St., Fernandina
'Beactl, in the large smoke-
free meeting hall. Doors open
at 6 p.m. and Early Bird
Games start at 6:10 p.m., with
regular play beginning
promptly at 6:30 p.m.
The bingo session consists
of nine games for $20, with
multiple jackpots being paid
out. Refreshments are avail-
able. For questions e-mail
proceeds go back into pro-
grams sponsored by the
On May 5 enjoy bingo with
a Mother's Day theme. A spe-
cial party is planned on May
19 to celebrate the one-year
anniversary of bingo at the
In Loving Memory
of my beautiful wife
who left us
two years ago
Love & miss you,
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FRIDAY. APRIL 29. 2011 NEWS News-Leader
with a "pirate"
leads the way to
the Blessing of
the Fleet at the
Isle of Eight
1970, in this
photo from the
of the Fleet and
Contest will be
held on the
at 11 a.m.
story page lB.
Mrs. Edith Eugenia
Mrs. Edith Eugenia
Marshall Butler, 102 years of
age, passed away on Thursday
morning; April 28, 2011 at
She was born on November
18,1908 in Jacksonville, Florida
to the late Russell Clare and
Marshall, Sr. In
1935, she mar-
and moved to
where her husband was the
for 33 years. During her years
in Alma, she was a Charter
member of the Women's Club
of Alma, a Sunday School
Teacher and Choir member at
the First Baptist Church.
Gardening was a special hobby
of Mrs. Butler, through which
she produced many award-win-
ning roses for her Garden
Club. Mrs. butler was a very
active volunteer in the area
schools and, most importantly,
was a wonderful and loving
role model for her children. In
1967, Mr. and Mrs. Butler
moved to Macon, Georgia
where the family automotive
parts business was headquar-
tered. Mr. Milton E. "M.E."
Butler passed away in 1985. In
1992, she moved with her
daughter's family to Amelia
Island, living there for the
remainder of her life. During
her last years, she was fortu-
nate to have several wonder-
ful caregivers that became dear
friends. This remarkable lady
dearly loved each of her fami-
ly and was truly blessed to
have known her twenty-four
loved people and loved to make
work wrapped up
on the 100,000-gal-
YEARS Ion city water tank,
paint and a new roof.
April 27, 1961
hoped falling fuel
prices and ads
YEIARS splashed across
would lead to record atten-
dance at the Shrimp Festival.
May 1, 1986
10 The Florida
YEARS announced plans to
--- restore the salt-
water marsh to Egans Creek.
May 2, 2001
them laugh with her great
sense of humor.
In addition to her parents
and husband, she is preceded
in death by a brother, R.C.
Marshall, Jr. and his wife,
Nanette Hodges Marshall.
Mrs. Butler leaves behind,
her three children, Milton
Edward Butler, Jr. (Dolores),
Amelia Island, Florida and
Macon, Georgia, Bonnie Butler
Ridley (Frank), Amelia Island,
Florida, George Marshall
Butler (Jane), Macon, Georgia,
a sister, Marjorie Marshall
Herrin (Max), Gretna, Florida,
her ten grandchildren, Trace,
Beth and Barry Butler; Chip,
John and Caroline Ridley;
Bonnie, Dixie, Marsh and
Morris Butler, her twenty-four
nieces and nephews and her
wonderful caregivers, Judy
Swafford, Jamie McCollom,
Cynthia Sheperd, Cindy
Naismith, Nancy Wyckliff,
Mary Lou Williams and
Sharon Barnes Pace.
Eugenia, "Genie ',
"Grandmama" and "Mamamd"
was an inspiration to us all and
to her many friends and fami-
TO LIVE IN HEARTS WE
LEAVE BEHIND IS TO LIVE
Her family welcomes
friends to come to Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home for a visitation
today, from 12:00 noon until
2:00 o'clock pm.
Funeral services will be
held from the graveside in
Riverside Memorial Park,
Macon, GA as she is laid to
rest beside her husband, in the
family burial estate.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
al contributions may be made
in her memory to Community
Hospice of Northeast Florida,
4255 Sunbeam Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32250.
Leon Thomas Herrington
Jr., age 80, of Fernandina Michele and a great-grandson
Beach, Fl, passed away on Bentley. Leon is survived by
April 26, 2011 after a long and his Aunts Elaine Roper and.
courageous battle with cancer. Kathryn Shepherd; cousins
Leon,_a 50-year resident of Katherine Izzo and John Roper,
Fernandina Beach, was born to Jr., Barbara Price, Cindy
Jewell T. Barnum (Barnum Murphy and a half-brother, Lee
and Cody Dress Shop) and Herrington and his wife Dale.
Leon Herrington Sr. in Dad's last few years were
Valdosta, Ga. He attended blessed with friends that nur-
Georgia Military College and tured him back to health on
after graduation enlisted in the several occasions. Our family
Army and served as a drill humbly thanks you for your
instructor until 1955. After the tender care and endearing
r4 service he friendship and allowing dad to
moved to stay in the home he loved for,
.Fernandina over 40 years.
Beach in 1956 The family will receive
and became a .friends on Monday evening
life-long resi- from 5 PM. until 7 P.M. at
Sent. He was Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in
employed as Fernandina. Funeral services
manager of the S. H. Kress 5 & will be held on Tuesday morn-
Dime store. From there, he ing at 10:00 A.M. in the
went to work at ITT Rayonier Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Company and retired after 26 Heard Funeral Home. He will
years of service from the be laid to rest at 3 PM. in
dreaded "dryers". In addition Sunset Hill Cemetery in
to his regular work, Leon Valdosta, Georgia following the
enjoyed ar4dw, ey.w committal service.
Sof ownig an per his. Friends who, wish rmy
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years. Coast Oncology, 1340 South
Leon enjoyed his retire- 18th St., Ste 103, Fernandina
ment loving the simple things Beach, Fla. 32034 or Hadlow
in life like fishing off the 14th Community Hospice, 4266
street bridge; dancing on Sunbeam Rd, Jacksonville, Fla.
Friday nights and seeing beau- 32257.
tiful scenery when he got a .'.We thank the staffs from
chance to travel. His outgoing these patient care centers for
personality and dry wit letting dad fight the good fight
endeared him to everyone he with loving care and dignity.
met. Please share his life story at
Leon was known for his www.oxleyheard.com.
charming good looks and Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors
being able to "cut the rug". As O TIC
his health deteriorated he DEATHI NOTICE
would make friends a cup of
coffee and share a rerun of Joanne B. Ryals, 53, a
"Gun Smoke." He will be dear- native and lifelong resident of
ly missed by family and many Fernandina Beach, died on
lifelong friends. Sunday, April 24,2011. Funeral
He was preceded in death services will be held at 3 p.m.
by his father and his mother today in the Burgess Chapel
Jewell Barnum, whom he was of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home,
completely devoted to. He is with Commutinity Hospice
survived by his daughter Chaplain Suzanne Cole Wages
Cynthia Hernandez and her officiating. She will be laid to
husband Jody, his son Richard rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery
"Rick" Herrington, a grandson following the service.
David Herrington and his wife Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors
The Shrimp Festival com-
mittee has announced street
and parking lot closures for the
set-up and operation of the fes-
tival today through Sunday in
downtown Fernandina Beach.
The Shrimp Festival area
encompasses all public rights of
way within the historic down-
town area, including the whole
length of Centre Street, from
Eighth Street to the waterfront,
and side streets one block
north of Centre to Alachua and
one block south of Centre to
511 Ash Street. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
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Ash, including, all'public park-
There will be no parking
within these areas after 5 p.m.
today in order to allow the ven-
dors to set up.
Please make sure visitor,
employee and customer vehi-
cles are removed 'prior to this
deadline. Violators may be
City riverfront parking lot
B is" closed until midnight
Sunday. City riverfront parking
lots A, C and D are closed to
unauthorized vehicles until mid-
The library-, parking lot
is closed until midnight
Parking is prohibited on the
public streets and public park-
ing lots (including the Ash
Street lot) of the downtown
Centre Street business district
(bordered by Ash Street and
Alachua Street from Eighth
Street to the waterfront) from 5
p.m. today until midnight
Please do not drive into
the festival area until after mid-
night on Sunday in order to
give the clean-up crew and
street sweepers ample time to
complete their tasks.
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WASHINGTON, DC -A
large, non-native lizard
called the black and white
tegu has become estab-
lished in Florida. Like the
Burmese python, one of the
state's most well-known
invasive animals, the lizard
is pushing out many of
Florida's native animals,
including some threatened
and endangered species.
Florida has documented
more than 500 non-native
fish and wildlife species in
the state, with many causing
and economic damage.
The lizards, native to
Argentina, are sold in the
United States as exotic pets
and most likely were
into the A
ow n ers. ...f .
predators, they are thriving
at the expense bf native
species. Reaching a length
of four to five feet, tegus are
opportunistic predators and
eat the eggs and young of
ground-nesting birds and
turtles, including those of
the endangered gopher tor-
toises. According to the
University of Florida's
Institute of Food and
(UF/IFAS), these lizards
also could potentially
become an agricultural pest
or a source of bacterial con-
tamination of food crops.
The tegu is among a
growing number of non-
native animal species'of
Florida. According to the
Coalition on Invasive
Species (NECIS), updating
federal legislation, the Lacey
Act, which governs animal
imports into the United
States, will prevent the,
future introduction of poten-
tially harmful non-native
wildlife species and the dis-
eases they carry.
"In this globalized world,
animals are traded across
continents every day, and
the rules governing the live
animal trade in this country
need to be brought into the
21st century," said Dr. "
Phyllis Windle, NECIS
The Lacey Act gives the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service (FWS) limited
power to declare species
injurious and to prohibit
their import to the United
States. During the 111 years
since it was adopted, only
about 40 animal groups have
been prohibited, and usually
long after the animals have
been imported, escaped into
the wild and are causing
harm. By modernizing the
Lacey Act, the U.S.
Congress can empower the
FWS to first assess the
potential risks associated
with a species proposed for
import before deciding
whether to allow or prohibit
its trade into the U.S.
"Under the current law, it
takes an average of four
years for the federal govern-
ment to stop the importation
of potentially harmful
wildlife," said Kristina
Serbesoff-King, who directs
The Nature Conservancy's
Florida Invasive Species
In addition to the black
and white tegus, examples
of established, non-native
animals in Florida that could
have been prohibited under
a strengthened Lacey Act
Gambian giant pouch-
ed rats, a pet trade import
from Africa, carried the
highly contagious and po-
tentially fatal monkeypox
virus to the United States in
descendants of pets import-
ed from Southeast Asia that
were illegally released in the
wild, are thriving in the
Everglades estimated at
30,000 in number.
which are native to areas
surrounding the Caspian
Sea and believed to have
escaped from bird keepers
in the Pembroke Pines area
during Hurricane Andrew in
1992, are aggressive, territo-
rial birds that can deprive
native species of suitable
For more information,
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29. 2011 NEWS News-Leader
$500,002 bond for county critic
Voter fraud, failure to register as sex offender charged
A Yulee man is being held
on a half-million-dollar bond at
the Nassau County Jail after
being arrested for voter fraud
and violation of sex offender
Thomas Norman Brady,
96541 Chester Road, was
arrested April 21 on those
charges and misdemeanor mar-
ijuana possession. Assistant
State Attorney Wesley White
said Brady's $500,002 bond was
unusually high, but that the
state asked Circuit Judge
Robert M. Foster for the
amount because Brady repre-
sented a possible "threat to the
Brady suggested before his
arrest that action being taken
against him was "retaliation"
for a lawsuit he filed against the
Brady was convicted of
criminal sexual penetration in
New Mexico in 1991, and was
released from prison in 1999.
He has lived in Nassau County
for about eight years, according
to police reports.
However, he did not register
as a sex.offender until April 15,
after the Florida Department
of Law Enforcement informed
the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office that the New Mexico
offense required him to do so -
and in fact was severe enough
to require quarterly, rather than
Brady was arrested after he
allegedly failed to update his
driver's license to reflect his
status as a registered sex
offender, a felony violation of
registry laws. He also alleged-
ly submitted false voter regis-
tration information, another
felony. As a convicted felon,
Brady is ineligible to vote.
Brady is a familiar figure to
county staff for his repeated
and elaborate public records
requests including requests
for, at various times, over 40,000
county emails, all county com-
mission agendas and minutes
for a period of four years, all
county contracts and grants for
the same period and all docu-
mentation of 911 calls for a peri-
od of two years...
County staffers have also.
accused Brady of aggressive
and threatening behavior and
abusive language when he
came to pick up public records.
Brady the tone of
with the county played a role in
setting his bond.
"There are several factors
to be considered by a judge in
setting bond, and one of them
is threat to the community," he
said Wednesday. "In consider-
ing some of his communica-
tions, I believe the judge was
justified in believing he repre-
sented a threat to the commu-
nity. Specifically, the state asked
for that bond of $500,000.
"We showed him the emails,
and I think based on the stri-
dent nature of those emails, the
judge entered that bond
White had already warned
Brady that his repeated public
records requests could be edg-
ing toward shady-legal territo-
"It is my belief that your
numerous records requests,
your recent lawsuit and your
incessant tirades represent
nothing more than harass-
ment," White wrote to Brady
in an April 16 email. "So long as
that conduct continues, any
effort on your part to seek
redress with our office for these
spurious alleged violations of
the Public Records Act will be
rebuffed. Your continued con-
duct is troublesome. Upon
request by any of the public
officials that you have obses-
sively focused on, we will deter-
mine if it is illegal."
In December 2009, Brady
filed a lawsuit in federal court
against County Attorney David
A. Hallman and the county com-
mission for allegedly failing to
comply completely with one of
his records requests. That suit,
which sought $25 million in
damages, was dismissed by the
court The suit also led direct-
ly to the discovery, of Brady's
"He first came to the coun-
ty's attention when he started
appearing at board meetings
and sending ranting emails ...
but we just figured he was
another irate citizen until he
fired off a federal lawsuit,"
Hallman said Wednesday. "I'm
an experienced litigator, and I
have seen in the past what I
characterize as 'inmate litiga-
Feeling that Brady's court
filings had the "rambling struc-
ture" of a prison inmate's frivo-
lous lawsuit, Hallman checked
up on Brady and discovered the
New Mexico conviction.
"Only as a product of the
normal due diligence that a
lawyer does, we found his name
on another lawsuit that he filed
from prison in New Mexico,"
he said. Hallman brought
Brady's status as a sex offend-
er to the attention of FDLE,
which in turn notified Brady
that he had to register.
"This is nothing more than
'retaliation,' contrary to law,
concerning the federal lawsuit
filed against David Hallman and
Nassau County staff for twisting
requests, causing more conflict
instead of addressing the issues
and investigating the person
instead of the issues," Brady
wrote in an email to News-
Leader Editor Michael Parnell
on April 14, a week before his
Brady has accused the sher-
iff's office of harassing him in
numerous emails in recent
years. In an email April 14,
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves
warned Brady to comply with
sex offender registry laws and
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suggested he direct his anger at
the sheriff, not others, for the
investigation of him. Brady
replied on April 16 that he had
"no 'anger' to direct. I am mere-
ly doing what God has asked."
In an April 18 email to the
State Attorney's Office, Brady
said police action against him
was a direct result of his lawsuit
against the county. "There was
no trouble until we attended
the commission meeting. Every
word of lawsuit is true and
backed up by news articles con-
cerning abtise of people, and
financial accounts ...."
"In the military we were
taught to ring the alarm bell if
we saw something wrong, and
I am still being paid by the
United States Military. Took an
Oath to protect this great coun-
try against all threats foreign
or domestic," Brady wrote.
In an email to Parnell on
April 19, Brady wrote that "the
Marines have landed" and he
was under intense police sur-
veillance on his properly. On
April 21, Brady sent an email to
Parnell that said police had
come on his property and
threatened to shoot him and
his dogs. He wrote that he
made a 911 call because he
feared for his life. He was taken
into custody that day.
If convicted, Brady could
face up to six years in prison
for the marijuana and voter
fraud charges. White said the
sex offender registry violation
charge "could present a poten-
tial issue as well, although I
expect that it would run con-
current to the other charges" if
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Road crew worker
struck by car dies;
A road crew worker struck
by a car on South Fletcher
Avenue in an accident
Tuesday night that police said
appears to be "alcohol-relat-
ed" has died.
Charges against the driv-
er, a Fernandina Beach resi-
dent, are pending a toxicology
report and completion of an
investigation, according to the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Harold Martens, 58, of
High Springs, who was part
of a work crew laying down
sod along the roadside about
one-tenth of a mile north of
Sadler Road, died Thursday,
according to a spokesperson
at Shands Jacksonville
James Buzzard, 59, a local
bartender, was driving south
on South Fletcher about 8:50
p.m. when his 2005 Jeep
Wrangler allegedly struck
Martens, who was reported
to be standing by a vehicle on
the roadside when he was hit.
"The vehicle struck the
pedestrian with its front, then
continued south and struck
the left rear of a semi-tractor
trailer," Lt. Bill Leeper said
Leeper said Martens was
airlifted to Shands Jacksonville
after the accident. "He had
some very critical injuries,"
Buzzard had minor
injuries, he said.
Assistant State Attorney
Wesley White said toxicology
results would give a more
exact picture of Buzzard's level
of impairment, if any, than a
"In this case, when there's
serious bodily injury, we opt
for the more precise test,"
White said. "We want to take
every possible precaution to
make sure it's charged appro-
priately and determine the,
exact level of impairment."
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An 11-year-old boy with a
known as Friedreich's ataxia
was granted a wish by Kids
Wish Network to travel to the
Florida theme parks.
During the earlier years of
his life, Jace's mother, Renee,
thought her son was clumsy,
like many young boys are.
When Jace's coordination issues
continued to worsen, Renee
took her son to the hospital
under the assumption that he
was suffering from an inner ear
or equilibrium malfunction.
What Renee found out was
that Jace has a genetic, life-
threatening neuromuscular con-
dition called Friedreich's ataxia,
which causes the muscles of
the body to slowly weaken. Jace
currently has to use a wheel-
chair or other mobility devices
for long distances or for days
when he is feeling weak.
The fact that Jace's condi-
tion is life-threatening qualified
him to have a wish granted by
national children's charity Kids
Wish Network. Renee said that
she has been donating to Kids
Wish Network for years and she Aside from theme park
finally decided to refer her son ets, Jace's wish trip incl
to have a wish granted. accommodations at the Do
Jace, who is an avid lover of Tree Hotel Universal Orla
animals and sea life, knew that spending money, dinners
he wanted to travel to the night and tickets to attract
Florida theme parks where he like the hands-on muse
could get up close and person- WonderWorks.
al with his favorite sea animals. Renee said that the trip
"Most of the parks I haven't amazing and that Jace's
been to, and I really wanted to coordinator did an awes
go," Jace said. job.
Kids Wish Network, along "There was so much w
with the help of local sponsors enjoyed," she said. "It waste
from the American Legion Post special."
54, Lions Club of Fernandina Now that Jace's trip is
Beach, Women of the Moose he's left with memories o
Chapter 2355 and GFWC exciting wish trip and feeling
Woman's Club of Fernandina gratitude.
Beach, arranged for Jace and "Thank you for letting
his family to travel to Orlando have the opportunity to g
for a few days of excitement. different parks and hav
While there, Jace got to much fun," Jace said.
visit all the parks he wanted Kids Wish Network
and experience the fun of nationally recognized non-
Orlando. it organization dedicate
"(We went to) Sea World, infusing hope, creating h.
Universal Studios, Islands of memories and improving
Adventures and Epcot," he said. quality of life for children hm
"Universal Studios (was my experienced life-threatenir
favorite) because of the Jaws nesses. Kids Wish Netwo
ride." especially proud of
Jace Smith, 11, of Fernandina Beach enjoys a visit to Sea World courtesy of Kids Wish
Network and local sponsors.
"Guardian Angel Fund," which
uses 100 percent of its contri-
butions to support the wish-
granting program. If you know
a child between the ages of 3
and 18 who may be in need of
wish granting services, or
would like to contribute to a
child's wish, call toll-free 1-888-
918-9004. For more information
on Kids Wish Network, visit
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ber of commerce.
Myers has not been out on
a shrimp boat to help in catch-
ing shrimp herself, but both
her father and husband were
Myers says she was living
in Georgetown, Guyana, with
her husband when the Fern-
andina Beach shrimp races
started up in the early '60s.
Her husband, Elmo V.
Myers, was a shrimp boat cap-
tain who worked off the
waters of Guyana and operat-
ed boats for Harry Sahlman
and the Versaggi Shrimp Co.
In addition to fishing and
shrimping, Myers' father also
worked for a time at a lumber
yard in Elizabeth, N.J., after
moving his family there dur-
ing the Great Depression and
World War II.
"When we moved back to
Fernandina, he worked for
one of the mills for a short
while, and later worked for
the fishing and shrimping
industry," Myers says of her
father. "Much of his adult life,
he was a seaman."
"Good money was made
out on the water," Myers says.
"My dad brought home the
bacon and my mother was a
great money manager. She
knew how to stretch a dollar.
From the money earned, my
parents were able to educate
and put three children, all
daughters, through college."
"I never heard of any
African-Americans or anyone
else in Fernandina struggling
or being on welfare," Myers
says. "Seafood was plentiful.
No one went hungry. You
could always go to the docks
and get enough handout or
scrap seafood to feed your "
entire family. There were a lot
of boats around and a good liv-
ing to be had, even as a crew
As most older residents
know, the name of Eight Flags
Shrimp Race was changed to
the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival in the 1970s, and the
event no longer celebrates
local shrimpers like it once
"Somewhere along the
way, (shrimp-boat owners)
were also concerned about
the stress on their boats, the
cost of fdel and burning up
their engines during races,"
Myers says. The three-day
festival today features booths
selling food and retail items,
contests, a kids' zone, a beau-
ty pageant, parade, music and
much more. A blessing of the
fleet, held the last day, is a nod
to the old'celebration.
Mac McCollough died in
1993, having retired from
commercial fishing in 1974.
He had been, married to his
wife, the former Janie Lang,
for 56 years.
"As I stand on the docks in
recent times," Myers says, "it
is very sad to see the few
shrimp boats, the abandoned
buildings, those dock houses
that once existed and are no
longer there, and the lost
industry that was once a
major part of sustaining our
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Before we go anV further,
let me assure you that noth-
ing bad has happened and no
one has been mean to me. I
have had my usual joyful
interlude in Paradise since
we last talked.
I watched my usual drivel
on television during this
interval, and one program
bit that set
ing. One of
SIDEBAR with anoth-
er by say-
.**- ing, "With
Cara Curtin all due
and then proceeded to tell
the other guy what a jerk he
was. That was when I real-
ized that I had broken yet
another of life's secret codes.
When someone says "with all
due respect," he is not going
to show you any, so brace
yourself. That epiphany led
me to several bursts of
insight about people's open-
ingremarks, which I want to
share with you.
"It's none of my business,
but -." He's right; it is none
of his business, but that's not
going to stop him from
telling you how to raise your
kid, improve your backhand
or spend your tax refund. I
have tried cutting these peo-
ple off but that only escalates
things to a higher, hotter
level. So, like most people, I
let him tell me hbw to run
my life, even though doing so
encourages him to repeat
his offense the next time
he feels inspired to correct
the course of someone else's
"I'm telling you this as
your friend." No, she's not.
She's telling you this because
she will bust a gut if she
doesn't tell you that your
dress makes you look fat or
its color makes you look bil-
ious. And I suspect that in
some instances, your "friend"
avidly watches your reaction
to bher bJunt copmnentary.JMy,
faonrite respon'.e to ome of
these cleverly ldi-gui,.d e
assaults is "Thank you. I will
take it in the same spirit it
was given." I like to think
"i'm telling you this asyourfriend."
No, she's not.
that she will be 10 miles
down the parkway before
she figures out what I just
"I hate to be critical,
but -." No he doesn't. He
goes about delivering his
constructive criticisms and
then ends his day knowing
that he has helped us to be
Which reminds me that
. constructive criticism is an
oxymoron. Criticism is that,
and nothing more. If you are
about to deliver it, do so as
privately and kindly as you
can. If you are the recipient,
it is up to you to turn the crit-
ical comment into something
"I hope this doesn't make
you mad." Oh, you can bet it
will. For some unknown rea-
son, your conversational
partner feels compelled to
say something that is guaran-
teed to enrage you. I have
learned to smile sweetly and
say, "Hold that thought until I
get back," and then make my
"It's only business." This
is usually said by someone
who has accused you of
either incompetence or crimi-
nal activity. For some reason,
a frightening number of peo-
ple in the workforce seem to
consider this to be a magic
phrase that will allow them to
insult you with impunity.
"I hope you don't mind,
but I -'" That opening is usu-
ally followed by the admis-
sion that your dear friend
has just volunteered you to
chaperone a busload of 6-
year-olds or that she told
the office bore that s/he can
ride with you as you drive
from here to Tallahassee. In
our younger days, these
people were always trying to
fix us up with their best
friends' brothers or sisters,
as in, "I hope you don't mind,
but I invited Charlie's broth-
er to your party." You know
that Charlie's brother is
going to follow you around
like a sick hounddog all
By now, I'm sure you have
realized that there is a com-
mon thread running through
all of these conversational
starters. Each and every one
presupposes that we will oh-
so-sweetly stand there and
take whatever atrocity that is
about to be dumped on us.
The disclaimer s/he deliv-
ered at the start of the offen-
sive editorial comment
absolves him or her of any
responsibility for the conse-
While I have enjoyed
coming up with this list, I am
fortunate that these lessons
were learned, in a former life.
Now that I live on the island,
this writing exercise has
reminded me of another set
of magic words: Living well is
the best revenge. It is, and
we are and in Paradise!
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The Fernandina Beach Fire-
Rescue Department has
announced the start to the sum-
mer season on the beaches of
Amelia Island. Beginning this
weekend the beaches will be
guarded by the city's Ocean
The Ocean Rescue Division
of the Fernandina Beach Fire-
Rescue Department employs
approximately 35 seasonal life-
guards each year. The season
opens with weekend service
starting Shrimp Festival week-
end and continues on Saturdays
and Sundays through the
month of May.
After Memorial Day week-
end lifeguards protect the
beaches seven days a week
throughout the summer, con-
cluding on Labor Day (Sept. 5).
Lifeguard hours are from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The Ocean Rescue Division
will regularly staff lifeguards at
North End Park (located on
North Fletcher), Main Beach,
Seaside Park and through adr
expanded service area in coop-
eration with Nassau County
including Peters Point Park,
Scott Road beach access and
Ocean Rescue lifeguards
patrol and respond to approxi-
mately 12 miles of beach from
Fort Clinch State Park to the
southernmost point of Amelia
Based on statistics from past
seasons an estimated 400,000
beachgoers will be on island
beaches this summer.
Lifeguards are projected to per-
form approximately 400 rescues
and attend to well over 20X) med-
To learn more about Ocean
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Here are beach safety tips:
Learn to swim.
Swim in areas supervised
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Read and obey all rules
and posted signs.
Check the surf conditions
before you enter the water.
Children or inexperienced
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Do not mix alcohol with
Protect your skin: wear
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Watch for signs of heat
Wear eye protection.
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Many times people's feet can
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Watch the weather; Know
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Never leave a child unob-
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inflatable toys cannot replace
The most common problem
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FRIDAY. APRIL29, 2011 News-Leader
Week 7 of the leg- tionment of
islative session congression-
was a short one al represen-
due to the Easter station.
holiday. My week at the Because of
Capitol began with the drive Florida's
to Tallahassee on Tuesday growth over
-afternoon. The first order of the last 10
business was to make a trip to years, we
Sam's Club to get food sup- will gain two
plies for the Emma Love STATE congression-
Hardee Elementary fourth- REP. al seats for a
grade field trip to the Capitol ... total of 27.
on Wednesday. (New York
Wednesday was an excit- Janet Adkins lost two
ing day at the Capitol. It began seats and
with an 8 a.m. meeting of the will also have 27 congression-
Redistricting Committee. This al seats.)
is a new committee assign- The term "reapportion-
ment for me my eighth com- ment" refers to the task of
mittee and I am thrilled to dividing the state's population
have the opportunity to be a by the number of congres-
part of this process. There are sional seats apportioned to
several subcommittees and the state. The task of "redis-
the full committee is chaired tricting" is the process of
by the Speaker-Designate Will dividing the population of the
Weatherford. I was fortunate state by the number of seats
to have been selected to serve in each chamber of the state
on the full committee. Legislature.
The committee heard pre- The principle of "One
sentations on legal issues Person, One Vote" in
regarding redistricting and Reynolds v. Sims forbids
Florida's demographics from major disparities in the cre-
various experts on the sub-- ation of congressional and
ject. state legislative districts.
Every 10 years, the U.S. These potential disparities are
Constitution mandates a cen- commonly referred to as the
sus, or headcountt," of every- district's deviation from the
one residing in the United ideal population number. To
States. As many of you know, determine the ideal popula-
the U.S. Census Bureau com- tion number, Florida's total
pleted its work, and now this population of 18,801,301
census is available for redis- would be divided by 120
tricting. house districts, 40 state senate
These population totals districts and 27 congressional
determine each state's appor- districts.
Committee begins its work
About 50 fourth-grade students from
Emma Love Hardee Elementary were able to
watch the debate and roll call as members
voted on proposed legislation.
In the last 10 years, the
ideal population for each con-
gressional district has
increased from 639,295 to
696,345; each state senate dis-
trict from 399,559 to 470,033:
and each state house district
from 133,186 to 156,678.
There are two different
federal constitutional stan- -
dards for deviation employed
for analysis of congressional
districts and state legislative
districts. Article I, Section 2 of
the U.S. Constitution requires
In Wesberry v. Sanders,
the Supreme Court held that
congressional districts must
be drawn so that "as nearly as
is practicable one man's vote
in a congressional election is
... worth as much as anoth-
er's." In contrast, courts have
accepted up to 10 percent total
deviation from the ideal popu-
lation for state legislative dis-
The committee heard
about requirements of the
Voting Rights Act prohibiting
any practice or procedure,
including certain redistricting
practices, which impair the
ability of a minority communi-
ty to elect candidates of
choice on an equal basis with
non-minority voters. We
reviewed elements of the U.S.
Supreme Court case of
Thornburg v. Gingles and
Bartlett v. Strickland.
We learned about the five
(Collier, Hardee, Hendry,
Hillsborough and Monroe)
posed legislation before it
headed to the floor. It was a
wonderful reminder of our
purpose to ensure a quality
education for our students.
We concluded our commit-
tee meeting at 12:15 p.m., and
I immediately headed to the
Capitol's 22nd floor. Here, we
served lunch to about 280
fourth-grade students, teach-
ers and chaperones. It was a
lively hour to say the least!
We then headed to the
House Chamber for a "mock
ing side was excited and
jumped up and down as victo-
ry was upon them. This is not
too far from the reality when
the chamber is faced with con-
tentious bills headed for a
It was a special treat for
Speaker Dean Cannon to join
the students for questions. He
even posed with the children
for a picture at the rostrum.
We also had a second
group in the Senate Chambers
at the same time. They debat-
ed a bill to require school uni-
forms and I understand that
measure was also defeated by
the kids in the Senate.
It is important to note that
when you step onto the floor
.of the Senate or the House,
',this is a place where history is
made and where the sover-
that are covered under
Section 5 of the Voting Rights
Act. These covered jurisdic-
tions bear the burden of
demonstrating that the pro-
posed voting change "does
not have the purpose, and will
not have the effect, of denying
or abridging the right to vote
on account of race or color or
membership in a language
It is clear that between the
requirements of the U.S. and
state constitutions and the
Voting Rights Act, redistrict-
ing will be a significant under-
taking. All of this before 9:30
At 10 a.m. it was time for
my final Education
Commiittee. We passed out
five education bills, including
HB7195 dealing with high-per-
forming charter schools.
About an hour in to the
committee meeting, approxi-
mately 50 fourth-grade stu-
dents, teachers and chaper-
ones from Emma Love
Hardee Elementary School
entered the committee room.
For the next half hour, the stu-
dents were able to watch and
hear both sides of the debate
and witness the roll call as
members voted on the pro-
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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT REVISION
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft permit revision to City of Fernandina
Beach, Mr. John Mandrick, PE, 1180 South 5th Street, Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 for the City of Fernandina Beach WWTTE
The permit revision includes removal of the mercury testing requirement and an update to the biosolids management require-
ments pursuant to the new requirements of Chapter 62 -640, FAC. The facility is located at latitude 30 39' 32.68"N, longitude
81o27'50.66" W on 1007 S. 5th St. Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 in Nassau County.
Any interested person may submit written comments on the Department's draft permit revision or may submit a written
request for a public meeting to Laura Michele Savage, 7825 Baymeadows Way, Suite B200, Jacksonville, Florida 32256-7577, in
accordance with Rule 62-620.555, Florida Administrative Code. The comments or request for a public meeting must contain
the information, set forth below and must be received in the Department's Northeast District Office within 3M days of publica-
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any right such person may have to submit comments or request a public meeting under Rule 621`620.555, Florida
The comments or request for a public meeting must contain the following information:
(a) The commenter's name, address, and telephone number; the applicant's name and address; the
Department permit file number; and the county in which the project is proposed;
(b) A statement of how and when notice of the Department's action or proposed action was received;
(c) A statement of the facts the Department should consider in making the final decision;
(d) A statement of which rules or statutes require reversal or modification of the Department's action or
proposed action; and
(e) If desired, a request that a public meeting be scheduled including a statement of the nature of the
issues proposed to be raised at the meeting.
If a public meeting is scheduled, the public comment period is extended until the close of the public meeting. However, the
Department may not always grant a request for a public meeting. Therefore, written comments should be submitted within 30
days of publication of this notice, even if a-public meeting is requested.
If a public meeting is held, any person may submit oral or written statements and data at the public meeting on the
Department's proposed action. As a result of significant public comment, the Department's final action may be different from
the position taken by it in this draft permit revision.
The permit application file and supporting data are available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Department's Northeast District Office, 7825 Baymeadows
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legislative session." The stu- -:''eignty of our great state rests
dents enjoyed sitting at the '-' i the seats of the members.
member desks and debating'";' The importance of this part of
bill. The bill they debated was the State Capitol never
an idea by a student to short- '' 'capes me when I walk into
en the school year. We are the chamber. You never lose
grateful to the House staff and sight of the important work
Clerk Bob Ward for his lead- that is upon you, nor of the
ership and help in making this weight.of responsibility to be
experience meaningful. diligent and fair when exercis-
After lengthy debate and ing the vote that is entrusted
an amendment to the bill, "' t you by the citizens.
both the amendment and the "'At 3:45 p.m. it was time for
bill were defeated by the stu- the full House of
dents. It was clear after dis- Representatives to get to work
cussion that the majority felt on the floor. There were 38
this proposal would harm, bills on the special order cal-
their education and their abili- .endar for second reading. We
ty to get a job. The kids rolled 33 of these bills over to
watched the board light up' third reading and voted on
with red and green lights as .
"members" voted. The prevail- ADKINS Continued on 7A
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MIKE HANKINS. ADVERTISING DIRECTOR
ROBERT FIEGE. PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
BOB TIMPE. CIRCULATION DIRECTOR
BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER
SIAN PERRY. ASSISTANTEDITOR
BETH JONES. SPORTS EDITOR
m for the soul'
Sometimes our noses and our memories
team up and take us places where our feet
won't get us anymore. It is said that the sense
of smell is one of the most evocative of the five
senses. Combine that with a few bits of memo-
ry and a dollop of nostalgia and you can end
up with a real treat of a vacation.
We have an outdoor shower. I suppose the
fancy term for it is garden shower. It's great
for cooling off while working in the yard. I've
long considered it a special treat after a long,
hot day at the beach to come back home, strip
down and cool off with nothing between'the
sky and my bare skin but cool running water.
When we bought our house a few years
ago, I installed a fence around the outdoor
shower for added privacy. There was already a
little bit of confederate jasrhine growing on the
rickety remains of a trellis a previous home-
owner installed. The jasmine quickly covered
the fence and now, with the weather heating
up by the day, the jasmine is in full bloom.
There's something about the hauntingly
sweet scent of jasmine that draws me. I find
myself swimming in a river of it and being
swept along in its fragrant current back to a
time and place that's at once familiar and elu-
sive to me. It's like one of those snatches of
song that plays in your mind. You clearly hear
a few notes, maybe even a word or two. You
know that you remember it from somewhere
and you associate it with something pleasant,
F but try as you might, you oftentimes can't
'j quite put your finger on the
Person, place or thing with
which you associate it It
lingers there along the bor-
ders of your memory teasing
you like an old summer love.
I was cooling off under
the shower a few days ago
and closed my eyes and
immersed myself in the
CUPOF sweet smell of the jasmine
JOE blossoms surrounding me. A
fragment of memory began
to form just beneath the sur-
Joe Panlmer face of conscious thought. I
stood there and let the water
splash over me and wound up and tossed my
memory like a fastball back across the years.
It connected with a bat that slammed it some-
where to around the early 1960's. There Was a
glimpse of a little red-haired girl in a bright
yellow dress who smelled like what, was it
jasmine blossoms? Or maybe it was just the
jasmine blooming in the little park where they
encountered each other. She smiled at the shy,
skinny little boy on the sidewalk in front of her
and he was so dumbstruck by her smile he
didn't know what to say. They watched the
goldfish in the little pond together for a few
minutes and then she smiled at him again and
sauntered out of his life like she was never
The ball sails over the fence and is swal-
lowed up by the hungry immensity of the
years. But every spring when the jasmine
grows heavy and fragrant on the fence, a man
approaching the twilight years of his life catch-
es a glimpse of the little boy he used to be.
Like the jasmine blossoms themselves, the
vision, though tender and sweet, is short-lived.
In its fading wake lie the eternal questions of
life: Is that what really happened or only how I
remember it? What does it mean?
I think the answer for most of us is
'simple. We are the sum total of our experi-
ences, the product of our senses and our per-
ceptions. One person looks at a sunset and
sees only the setting of the sun. Another per-
son beholds the same sunset at the same
moment and sees, hears, feels, smells and
tastes a golden evening oB a beach at a
particular moment when he was 12 years old
and there was the mouth-watering aroma of
frying shrimp coming from the little
caf6 on the boardwalk, shag music
playing on a radio somewhere nearby, warm
waves tickling his ankles and the cold fizz of
soda pop in an ice filled cup sucked through a
What does it mean? Maybe it doesn't mean
anything. Maybe it's not supposed to mean
anything. Maybe it's supposed to be just what
it is, a pleasant diversion and a refreshing dip
in a sweet-smelling river of jasmine. Candy for
the mind. Bubblegum for the soul.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
The residents of Amelia Island are
very fortunate to have American
Legion Post 54 here in our communi-
ty. The mission of the American Legion
is to provide help to veterans when
they are in need. I am so very grateful
for the assistance that I received for a
member of my family who served as a
tank commander in the Korean War.
Unfortunately, he is now ailing and in
need of medical and financial help, and
as a veteran he is entitled to benefits
from the Veterans Administration. Due
to his illness he did not have the abili-
ty to find out how he would be able to
I contacted my friend, Bob Danker,
who is a member of Post 54 and who
is very involved with helping veterans
to receive the benefits they so richly
deserve. He made several calls to other
members and friends, and was able to
provide the names of people to con-
tact. The wonderful thing is that my
family member lives in Las Vegas, and
received all the help that,he needed
right here on Amelia Island.
I want to thank Post Commander
Tom Gora, Bob Danker and all:the'
members who went to bat for me. How
lucky w'e are to have Post 54,and how
grateful I am to the American Legion.
This is in reply to the letter "Drive-
through" (April 22).
It disgusts me how this man had the
nerve to write such a ridiculous state-
ment in the paper. He clearly is not a
man of patience due to the fact he was
this distraught over parking.
This is a small town and that is a
'small hospital. They know their
patients by name and typically by med-
Organic garden atYHS
We at Yulee High School would like
to thank the following companies and
private citizens for their support, time
and donations in helping our school-
based enterprise become a success.
Because of their donations, a sandy,
unproductive plot of land was trans-
formed into a rich, 100 percent organ-
ic garden, producing a bounty of beau-
tiful winter vegetables and herbs.
Business donors: John E. Myers
Tree Service, Home Depot, Bonnie
Farms, Jacksonville Zoo, True Value
ical condition. These volunteers are
just that, volunteers. They are elders
who give up many hours of their week
to make sure the hospital keeps going.
They are not servants and do not need
to be in charge of this ridiculous theory
of having to walk out to pick patients up,
in wheelchairs when they "honk" for
I also believe that he must be very
ignorant to the fact that there are many
respiratory diseases alone that make it
impossible for patients to walk even 5
inches without being winded. For
instance, pulmonary fibrosis, which is
a restrictive lung disease that debili-
tates a patient's air supply so much so
that simply brushing their hair can
make them pass out.
So I'm guessing, according to him,
we should not let those patients park'
their vehicles up front and make them
park like everyone else, that way he
can get the same treatment as every-
one else. I think the saddest part is
when he mentioned his mother not
being able to walk easily and he still
wrote this opinion'. '
I hope that karma spares him and
he does not end up with one of these
illnesses that would cause him to also
be in need of a little mi-y lf h- does-
n't like that fact that there might be a
little favoritism, then he should go to a
hospital where nobody knows anybody.
The families pf Bishop Vernon and
Mrs. Helen Williams, co-pastor, would
like to thank all who expressed their
sympathy through cards, flowers or
monetary gifts for the untimely deaths
of these beloved Godly soldiers. They
will be dearly missed but not forgotten
as they will forever live on in our
hearts and minds. May their legacy
Hardware, Swim Tech, Pages Nursery,
ACE Hardware, Martex Services, Five
Points Baptist Church, Nassau County
Extension Office, Lowe's.
Private Citizens: GailVanzant Carter,
John W. Wall, Bryan Smith.
School Board: Mr. Tim Groat, Ms.
Kathy Kennedy, Ms. Ceci, Mr.
Companion, Ms. Donna Perry.
Through their generosity, the stu-
dents involved have been positively
impacted and we will be forever grate-
Sarah Bunch, ESE Job Coach
Yulee High School
V \}!! ^
live on indefinitely as they have now
received their crown and gli Y.
reward. A special thanks to Pastor
Larry and Mary Osburn of the River
of Praise Worship Center in Yulee, as
well as to other dignitaries who paid
) San Diego, Calif.
On Easter Sunday we joyfully cele-
brated, many of us al fresco at dawn,
the triumphant resurrection of Jesus
three days after his dying on the cross
some 2,000 years ago. Though never
mentioned at any Easter service, at
least not at any attended by this writer,
there was also the concurrent resur-
rection of hundreds, perhaps thousands
Matthew 27:51-53 reports that at
the moment Jesus died on the cross a
violent earthquake struck the area,
opening many tombs. Then, when
Jesus resurrected, the "saints" rose
from these opened tombs, "went into
the holy city and appeared to many
According to Acts 10:40-41, after
Jesus' resurrection God "made him
manifest; not to all people but to those
of us who were chosen by God as wit-
nesses, who ate and drank with him
after he rose from the dead."
While Jesus' resurrection was quite
low-key, the earthquake and the sub-
sequent trooping into Jerusalem by the
rsnrrectxl "saipts" could'be describedd
adjust [he opposite SQ.urelyr.in-addi;
tion to Matthew, this event must have
been reported elsewhere,, both in the
New Testament and in contemporary
Perhaps our local reverends, draw-
ing upon these other sources, would be
kind enough to provide us, the,
Biblically unread and historically igno-
rant portion of the readership, a more
detailed report of this major happening,
augmenting the dismissively .brief
account given, in Matthew.
I recently received a notice from
the Nassau County Animal Services
"commending me for being a respon-
sible pet owner" by having my cat get
his rabies vaccination.
It then went on to say that I was not
in compliance with some ordinance
about purchasing a Nassau County
Animal License for $10. I called the
nice lady at their office who said they
are now enforcing this regulation. We
have lived here for 11 years and this is
the first time that we have received this
notice. It sort of made me feel that I was
doing wrong, when I thought I was
doing a good deed not just for our cat,
but also for the community at large.
My first reaction was that this was
just another nuisance fee to harass the
public and to increase income to the
outnty. Maybeh4owever. there is a pur-
,poseidJeiAf,t&e k ric. would explain
wha('the finds dri b<.ing used for. (I
would be happy to help them to edit the
letter.) The way it is written now, one
unintended consequence is that many
may forgo having their animal vacci-
nated for rabies. They may not be able
to afford it or just will not want to pay
ahy more in "taxes" to the county. This
will meap that there will be animals in
the community that could get rabies
and then possibly bite another animal
or human and cause all kinds of prob-
lems. A lot more will be spent taking
care of this situation than the income
generated by the fee.
I find it hard to believe that the coun-
ty will s9nd the "animal police" to check
every household to see if they have an.
animal who has not had its shots.
Maybe our commissioners in their wis-
dom will figure out that having people
get their animals vaccinated is more
important than a fee that does not seem
to have a purpose and just gets people
mad at the system.
If they would tell us why they are
doing this! it might change the whole
situation. Maybe we could get the local
vets to hand out a simple brochure
explaining the reason for the fee. Ideally
it would be good if they were able to get
the fee at the time of the shot and send
the funds to the county. Yes, the vets
will not like this idea, but in the end it
may be the best for all concerned.
ADKINS Continued from 6A
them. One very important bill
that passed Wednesday was
my HB1263 dealing with
Small Trucking. This bill will
now be sent in messages to
HB1263 establishes a work
group to look at issues relat-
ing to small trucking busi-
nesses' It provides that on or
before Oct. 1 the workgroup
is required to deliver to the
governor, the president of the
Senate, and the speaker of the
House qf Representatives a
report concerning rules and
regulations affecting small
trucking firms. The report is
required to contain legislative
recommendations related to:
1. Penalties assessed for
idling trucks owned by small
2. Development of a corpo-
rate tax credit related to the
costs of idling by trucks
owned by small trucking
3. Theft of cargo or equip-
ment from trucks owned by
small trucking firms, and
criminal penalties imposed for
4. An exemption from
rules imposed by DEP
restricting truck washing, for
small trucking firms;
5. Development of rules to
be promulgated by DOT
regarding random inspection
of trucks owned by small
trucking firms and prohibiting
the use of any "target list" to
determine which trucks are
6. Improving access to
DHSMV's offices that provide
Plan registration and renewal
services to motor carriers,
whether through increased
use of technology or by other
After hearing bills relating
to residential building per-
mits, water quality, telecom-
munications, growth manage-
ment, controlled substances,
election ballots, and others,
the House adjourned at 10:45
p.m. It'was a long day!
I returned Thursday for
three more hours on the
House floor. We had third
reading (debate and voting)
on six bills. HB7213 names a
portion of SR 200 between
Lime Street and Beech Street
in Nassau County as "Verna
HB1261 creates a process
for handling legislative ballot
summaries that are invalidat-
ed by the courts. Over the last
10 years, four amendments
have been removed from the
ballot prior to an election
based on the court's finding of
faulty ballot language. The bill
requires that if the ballot sum-
mary and alternative ballot
summaries are found defec-
tive by the courts, the full text
of the amendment must be
placed on the ballot. The bill
does not alter the manner in
which the courts review ballot
titles or ballot summaries to
HB1355 contains numer-
ous changes to the Florida
Election Code, including
allowing a request for an
absentee ballot to be good for
two years. One major change
is the creation of the
Primary Date Selection
Committee. The committee
will be made up of 10 mem-
bers: three members appoint-
ed by the governor, three
members by the House speak-
er, three members appointed
by the Senate president and
the Secretary of State to serve
as a non-voting chair. The
selection committee must set
a date for Florida's Presiden-
tial Preference Primary by
HB7129 limits the scope of
government by eliminating
duplicative growth manage-
ment reviews that slow down
the process. Specifically, the
bill focuses the state role on
protecting state resources and
facilities and ensures that the
state and local governments
work as partners to protect
In terms of state govern-
ment's role in regulating local
planning and land use, Florida
has one of the most heavily
top-down approaches of any
state in the nation. HB7129
Florida's growth management
laws by providing local gov-
ernments with greater local
control over planning deci-
sions that affect their commu-
nities. The bill preserves the
minimum standards for
growth management system
and preserves the opportuni-
ties in current law for public
participation in the local plan-
HB7095 attempts to deal
with the growing problem of
prescription drug abuse.
Florida has 5 percent of our
nation's population, yet
Florida doctors alone dis-
pense 85 percent of the oxy-
codone dispensed in the
entire country. Nearly half of
all doctors in the country who
buy and dispense methadone
are located in Florida, and
they purchase more than 93
percent of all the methadone
sold to practitioners in the
According to a report by
the Florida Medical Exam-
iners Commission, lethal
amounts of prescription drugs
are found in deceased persons
more often than illicit drugs,
and death from prescription
drugs continues to rise.
In 2009, there were 1,157
deaths in Florida related to
prescription drugs this
amounts to 6 deaths each day.
In 2010, this number had
risen to 7 deaths a day for a
total of 1,268 deaths. The per-
cent of population in
Northeast Florida using pre-
scription pain relievers for
non-medical purposes in the
past year .ranged between 5.49
to 6.16 percent.
HB7095 bans practitioners
from dispensing schedule 11
and III controlled substance
and combats the fraudulent
use and abuse of practitioners'
prescribing authority. It doe
not repeal Florida's
Prescription Drug Monitoring
Program. HB7095 passed the
House with a vote of 116 to 1.
The House completed its
work at 5:45 p.m. and
adjourned for the Easter
weekend. After my usual
detour to get doughnuts to
take home, I began my drive
home. My weekly letter is just
a small glimpse of what hap-
pens in Tallahassee. For infor-
mation on other legislation or
to see how members voted,
please visit www.myflorida-
house.gov. Again, thank you
for allowing me to serve you.
HB7213 would name a portion of
SR200 between Lime Street and
Beech Street as "Verna Bell Way."
FRIDAY. APRIL 29.2011/NEWS-LEADER
Season kicks off for Elm Street Little League
od has blessed us with knowl-
edge, understanding, patience
and the love for our children
as we work toward making
them better citizens in our communities.
We have come together again to
launch another good year of baseball at
Elm Street Little league. That season
began Saturday with president Wayne
Peterson, vice-president Charles Albert,
co-workers, city officials and volunteers.
There are just two teams this year,
but there was good attendance to sup-
port them, many looking forward to a
good game and the best fried chicken
wings at any ballpark.
Many smiles and hellos were shared
while waiting for the opening ceremony.
Just walking through the crowd, greet-
ing others as they game, keeping the
grounds clean of small .litter, wearing
shirts supporting their sponsorship
were Willie Scott, Faye Scott, Teresa
King, Ella Brown and latecomer Aldo
Brown Jr., representing First
Missionary Baptist Church, great sup-
porters of Elm Street programs.
The ceremony began with County
Commissioner Danny Leeper presiding,
introducing the two teams, the return-
ing 2010 champions, the Reds, with
manager Roby Raysor and coaches
Charles Albert Jr. and Tray Way, spon-
sored by Fernandina Beach Optimist
Club, and The Hawks with manager Joel
Beckham, coaches Jeremy Thornton
and Bill Cole, sponsored by Property
Leeper thanked Albert, a former
teacher of his. He learned a lot from him
and he said to the teams, "Pay attention
to the coaches, do you best, win or lose,
enjoy the game."
Arlene Filkoff brought
words of welcome and
EX L encouraged the players
to enjoy their season:
ls "Good luck and hope
all of you win."
Dallas from the Pot-
NOWAND ter's House Christian
THEN Fellowship gave the
._.... invocation, asking
God's blessing upon
Maybelle everyone and remem-
Kirkland being 30 years ago
when he too played
ball at this field.
Albert's comments reflected through
the years, it has always been his dream,
as he grew older. He sees greater
dreams. "We need to get our dads out of
the beds and here to help mold these
young people. I'm hoping for a positive
season," he said.
There was a special dedication to
Tracey Noelle Ancrum; a beautiful thing
to recognize her, with her meek and
quiet spirit. I've never seen anyone hit
the ball as hard as she did. The 2011
season was dedicated to her.
On.hand to receive recognition for
her were her father Happy Ancrum, sis-
ter Janice Ancrum and Tracy's grand-
daughter. Janice thanked the league for
this special moment Tracy went home
to be with the Lord in June 2009. Her
presence is missed, but your love and
spirit will last forever in our hearts.
Love, all your family and friends.
Optimist President John Crow and Big
Al Lorentson also took part in the spe-
cial dedication. Attorney Deirdre
Wallace sang our National Anthem; she
hadn't sang it at a special gathering in 20
years, but you couldn't tell it because
she did a beautiful job. Happy Ancrum
threw out the first pitch and the game
Peterson is always excited about the
kids at Elm Street. He puts his all in
keeping it going. Just a helping hand
from other parents will make a big dif-
ference. He could still see some kids
who played last year in the stands. It's
been a good year so far. This year we
have a lot of girls in this league. Next-
year we hope to have a girls league also,
and a six- and seven-year-old minor
league. Parents have been more sup-
portive, especially Maria McNeil.
Thanks to all our sponsors, especially
First Missionary Baptist Church. They
come out and help with anything.
Special thanks to the Optimist Club,
Paul Clark and also Gene Richo and
Spencer Clayton for keeping our field
looking good. ..
Why can't we get our children
involved? A question asked by a parent,
I believe that if parents make sure
their children are involved and the park,
not babysitting them, they will enjoy
being involved. Parents, we need your
children on the teams and not in the
park playing. Get involved and be
Birthday wishes to Shawn Wingard,
Bessie Lawyer, Arlene Jordan, Laurine
Williams, Kendall Harris, Shakira
Tucker, Keegan Brennan, Velvet
Holland, Tyrian Baker and A'Raya
Government plan helps the hard-to-insure
Nassau County Extension Service
You can get health insurance-coverage
(which includes prescription coverage) if
you have been denied health insurance
due to pre-existing condition and have
been without health insurance for six-
This new law came into affect in March
2010 when Congress passed and President
Obama signed the Affordable Care Act.
The "Pre-existing Condition Insurance
Plan" is administered by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human
Services. This is available in every state. In
Florida, the PCIP has three different plans
for ages from birth to over-55yearldf age.
A completed application received on or
'before the 15th of the month will go into
effect on the first day of the next month.
If you live in Florida you may complete
the application on line by going to:
existing and click on Florida, or call 1-866-
To- apply, you will need to provide a
copy of one of the following documents:
A denial letter from an insurance
company licensed in your state for indi-
vidual insurance coverage (not health
insurance offered through a job) that is
dated within the past 12 months. Or, you
may provide a letter dated in the past 6
months from an insurance agent or broker
licensed in your state that shows you aren't
eligible for individual insurance coverage
from one or more insurance companies
because of your medical condition.
An offer 6f coverage from an. insur-
ance company licensed in your.state for
individual insurance coverage (not'health
insurance offered through a job) that is
dated within the past 12 months. This offer
of coverage has a rider that says your med-
ical condition won't be covered.
If you are under age 19, or if you live
in Massachusetts or Vermont, an offer of
individual insurance coverage (not health
insurance offered through a job) from an
insurance company licensed in your state
that is dated within the past 12 months.
This offer of coverage must showv a pre-
mium that is at least twice as much as the
Pre-Existing Condition Plan'premium (the
monthly payment you make to an insurer
to get and keep insurance) for the Standard
Option in your state. To find out if the pre-
mium you were offered is twice as much
as the premium in the Pre-Existing
Condition Insurance Plan for the Standard
Option in your state, check out the State
page. ... i
Meg McAlpine is a familyy and
Consumer Sciences Agent III with the
University of Florida, Nassau County
Extension Service, 543350 US Highway 1,
"Adult Bikes for Barnabas' off to promising start
The Adult Bikes for "We are extremely happy shelter and now has a job Center at 11 S. Eighth St.
Barnabas (ABB) program is to have this program become because he has a way to get from 9:30 a.m, to 5 p.m.,
up and running, with the first a reality," said Wanda Lanier, to it. Transportation is a sig- Wednesday through
bike provided to an individ- executive director of nificant barrier for many peo- Saturday. Bikes needing
ual who needed transporta- Barnabas Center. "Our client pie in our community to extensive repairs cannot be
tion to get to and from work. has been living in a homeless obtain jobs and access servic- accepted.
es," she added. Donations in any
Barnabas Center, along amount are welcome and
Win .Makeover, enter the with the Cycling & Fitness should be made out to
Center and the Amelia Island Barnabas Center and mailed
Trail-- Project Team, estab- or brought to the. center at 11
-beautiful You MaKeover Contet lished an Adult Bikes for South 11th St., Fernandina
Winner will receive: Barnabas (ABB) Program in Beach. Write Adult Bikes for
-Makeup and Hair Design from Images Salon which bikes are provided to Barnabas Program on the
adults with no resources for check memo line. Barnabas
-Outfitafrom Lemongrass local transportation. also has an ABB Pledge
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applicants,based on year gift made over three
Complete details for entering can be found at specific criteria and the years will refurbish three
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Entrants must be ladies 18 yrs. or older and submit a non- will accept good used bikes For more information,
professional photo to email@example.com and refurbish them for including the criteria for
Winner will be chosen by the most votes on Facebook Barnabas. obtaining a bike, call 261-
Contest Ends on May 9th at Noon. Bikes and monetary dona- 7000, ext. 104. Barnabas
tr. Makeover and Portrait Session on May 15th, tions for refurbishment are Center Inc. is a nonprofit
needed. Each bike will cost organization that strives to
...- approximately $60 to refur- meet the needs oi'people in
emoin' bish. Bikes may be dropped crisis throughout Nassau
Soffat the Cycling & Fitness County.
Miss Boatright, Mr. Todd
Brandi Nicole Boatright of
Douglas, Ga., formerly of
Blackshear, Ga., and Harold
Ryan Todd of Douglas, Ga.,
and formerly of Fernandina
Beach, will be married at 6
p.m. April 30, 2011, at the Inn
at Blueberry Plantation in
Alma, Ga., with Derwin
Griffin officiating. The recep-
tion will follow at the Inn.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Wallace Boatright
. of Mershon, Ga., and Nell
Dixon of Blackshear, Ga.
The bridegroom-elect is
the son of Harold and Sandi
Todd of Fernandina Beach.
Air National Guard
Airman Jason C. Long gradu-
ated from basic military train-
ing at Lackland Air Force
Base, San Antonio, Texas.
eight-week pro- -
ing in military
Force core val- Long
basic warfare principles and
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Michael
Long of Callahan.
* Air Force Airman Kyle
L. Richert graduated from
basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base, San
The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week program
training in mili-
Air Force core *
values, physi- sa "
cal fitness and
training earn four credits
toward an associate in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the Air
He is the son of Stephanie
Higbee of Yulee and Kevin
Richert of Battle Creek, Mich.
Richert graduated in 2010
from Gull Lake High School,'
Scott and Tiffany Wil- inches in length. She joins a
son of Yulee announce the brother, Scott Jr., 3.
birth of a daughter, Savannah Maternal grandparents are
Kathleen Wilson, born at 9:56 Walter and Brenda Pakkala of
arm. Thursday, April 21, 2011, Arkport, N.Y. The baby's
at NAS Jacksonville. The great-grandparents are
baby weighed 7 pounds 11.8 Leonard and Lorraine Lintala
"nTinces arnd'measured 20.5 :,of Yulee.
in concert Monday
New Vision Congregational
Church will host the
Songspinners in concert on
Monday at 7 p.m. Enjoy an
eclectic variety of songs includ-
ing "Sentimental Journey,"
"The Mouse Madrigal" and "If
My Friends Could 'See Me
Now," among other.s. "One for
the Altos" will include a special
tribute to the alto section. The
rousing finale, "Ezekiel Saw the
Wheel," will feature soloists
Micki Wattdrs-Smith and
The Songspinners is a vol-
unteer women's choral group
that began with 2.0 members in
2006 and has grown to 47 voic-
es. They sing during the year
for fundraisers and a broad vari-
ety of local organizations in
Nassau County, including
retirement centers and other
community agencies. As vol-
unteers, their mission is to
bring music and pleasure to the
hearts of those they encounter.
A reception in appreciation of
the Songspinners will follow
On Sunday, jazz up your
spirit in a creative worship serv-
ice at New Vision. In a cele-
bration of Earth Sunday, wor-
ship will honor the Earth and
the beauty of creation and con-
sider the spirituality of our care
of the Earth. The service fea-
tures the music of Pegge
Ealum, flute; Larry Nader, bass;
Darren Ronan, drums; and
Jane Lindberg, piano.
Part of New Vision's mis-
sion is to embrace the many
ways we come to know and
experience God. Through
these creative services New
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experience God and the world
through avenues other than tra-
ditional rituals, including con-
temporary music and the arts.
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Sunday at 10 a.m. at 96074
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They were everywhere; beer
cans, all over her yard. If you didn't
know her, you would have thought
Ms. Pat had developed a real prob-
lem. One by one, she scurried
around picking them up before any-
one could see them.
It all started when our friend Ms.
Pat had seen an innovative idea of
how to make a solar panel out of
beer cans. Though she doesn't drink
beer, the concept had grabbed her
attention. "This would be a great
way to help a poor family with their
heating bills in the winter," she had
thought to herself. And, with that,
she had begun looking for cans.
Well, as the story goes, it didn't
take her long to find some. Not far
from where she lives, she noticed a
household of young people drinking
solar panels and a God of mercy and truth
beer. Now if you bag on the side of her house and hear, God judges things based on both of these, mercy and truth,
know Ms. Pat, you scattered the cans all over her yard. the way they really are (Isaiah 11:3- working together, to get us where
know that she's a Listening to her tell the story of how 4). we need to be. If we don't love truth.
delightful older she was so concerned about what all Interestingly, even if Ms. Pat had and see our need for mercy, our end
woman who loves her neighbors would think about her had a drinking problem, God would is not a pretty one. Solomon, in the
people and has no and her apparent drinking problem, have seen the truth behind that as book of Proverbs, puts it like this:
problem making sparked the inspiration for this arti- well. He doesn't just look at what we "By mercy and truth sin is purged:
f friends. So, in her cle. are doing, but He sees the why and by the fear of the Lord, men
typical style, she Interesting, isn't it? Things are behind it. He knows the pain and the depart from evil." (Prov. 16:6)
approached them not always as they appear. Here was shame that oftentimes are fueling I don't know about you, but I'm
PULPIT to ask if they would a precious single woman trying to such addictions, not to mention the grateful that not only does God
NOTES mind saving their find ways to help the poor, and yet sin factor that has plagued us all. He know everything there is to know
beer cans for her outwardly, if you had seen her pick- knows that temporarily medicating about me, but in knowing the truth,
special project. ing up all the beer cans on her front our pain will never make it go away. He has extended mercy to me in
Pastor The day they yard, you might have thought she All our efforts to fix ourselves are in order to fix me.
Rob Goyette handed her a was struggling with an excessive vain; just look at the world. We need "For the law was given by Moses,
whole garbage bag drinking problem. a savior and God knows it. That, by but grace and truth came by Jesus
full, the excitement for her endeavor Now one of the reasons I love the way, is another one of the rea- Christ." (John 1:17)
began to grow. That was just before God is because He is a God of truth, sons that I love Him. Not only is He Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
the windstorm blew through her Though our tendency is to judge a God of truth, but also of mercy. Living Waters World Outreach Center.
neighborhood, grabbed the trash things based on what we see and According to the Bible it takes firstname.lastname@example.org
The Yulee Interfaith Dinner
Network, sponsored by the Coalition
for the Homeless of Nassau County,
serves a healthy dinner to anyone in
need every Tuesday and Thursday
from 5-7 p.m. The Yulee IDN is locat-
ed behind the Old Yulee Middle
School, at.US 17 and Pages Dairy
Road. Look for the banner and signs.
For more information, or to volun-
teer, call 556-2496 or visit .their web-
Again the month comes to a close
and The Salvation Army Hope
House's Emergency Food Pantry
cupboards are almost bare. If you
can help, needed immediately are
the following items, listed by priority:
Breakfast cereal, oatmeal and grits,
Canned meats tuna, chicken,
Vienna sausage, spam and canned
meals, bottled juices grape, apple,
cranberry are favorites, canned fruit,
canned vegetables, spaghetti, fettuc-
cini, angel hair pastas, macaroni and
cheese and canned soups. Please
bring your donations to 410 S. Ninth
Street or call 321-0435.
Divine Mercy Sunday
Join "Divine Mercy Sunday" at 3
p.m. May 1 at St. Michael Catholic
Church, which will celebrate this
special Sunday with a recitation of
Divine mercy litany and chaplet. The
church is located at the corner of
North Fourth and Broome streets in
Fernandina Beach. For information
The Salvation Army Hope House
invites the community to join it as
Major Marge Strommer, The
Salvation Army's very own chaplain
in Northeast Florida, shares the
Gospel on May 3. Worship begins at
noon at 410 S. Ninth St., on the cor-
ner of Ninth and Date streets.
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 Detroit news anchor
and resident of Fernandina Beach. A
40-voice chorus from various local
churches and the New Horizons
Band will provide the music. Pre-
service music will start at 6:45 p.m.
Veterans and active duty person-
nel will be recognized and are espe-
cially encouraged to attend. The
serVice is free and all denominations
are welcome. For information con-
tact Norm Purdue at 206-0588 or
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 LaTonia Turner of
Pure in Heart Outreach Ministries in
Jacksonville will speak at Friday
night's service for women, men and
children. Minister Settra Moore of
,Mt. Moriah HOGSIC of Jacksonville
will be the Saturday morning speak-
er at the service for women only.
For information contact Deaconess
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 anr afternoon of
praise and worship, crossing the
lines of ethnicity and denomination
for the purpose of praising "our God"
Hurt Healer author to visit May 22
First Baptist Church presents
Tony Nolan on May 22 during the
10:15 a.m. service. Author of the
book Hurt Healer. Nolan brings
his 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 expe-
riences. And you will enjoy his sto-
rytelling 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 privi-
together. The courtyard will open at
1 p.m. Free admission; concessions
available. For information contact
Evangelist Lois Cook at (904) 624-
3501 or Brother Jeremiah Mitchell at
Dare to Dream
The Dare to Dream planning
committee, in partnership with area
parents, is planning the "Dare to
Dream of Northeast Florida Youth
Tour 2011," an educational/cultural
bus trip for 40-plus youth, ages 12-18,
to Washington, D.C. For information,
contact Pamela Albertie at 583-8466 .
or Erving Gilyard at (904) 874-1947.
The Yulee United Methodist
Church Food Bank, 86003 Christian
Way, is available to anyone in need,
Wednesday 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, cor-
lege to get to know and work with
Tony Nolan. In the last three con-
secutive years we invited Tony to
speak at our Christian Family Day
at the ballpark and we saw an
amazing harvest for God
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. Get details at wwv.FBFirst.
corn or call 261-3617.
ner 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 partici-
, pate. Call 261-9760.
The Greater Outreach Center,
929 South. 14th St., offers a Man-to-
Man Program from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on
Saturday, sponsored by the Greater
Fernandina.Beach Church of God,
J.M. Richo, pastor.
A study of the Gospel of the
Kingdom is held at 10:30 a.m. every
Thursday at the Greater Outreach
Center, 929 South 14th St., spon-
sored by the Greater Fernandina
Beach Church of God.
Harbor Shores Ministries is a
non-profit organization that is reach-
ing out to needy families in the local
community. It accepts tax-deductible
donations to help local needs. Call
225-0963 to schedule your items to
be picked up.
Mom to Mom meets from 9:15-
11:30 a.m. the first and third
Wednesday of each month at The
Journey Church to fellowship, learn
and pray together. Mom to Mom is a
place for all moms to find encourage-
ment, support and friendship. To
learn more visit them on Facebook -
Momtomom Amelia or momto-
On Wednesday the family place
to be is Amelia Baptist Church.
Family dinner is served at 5:30 p.m.
Beginning at 6:15 p.m., children are
invited to attend Tiny Tones
Preschool Choir (ages 3 through 5)
and the Children's Choir plus
TeamKid program (for first through
fifth graders).-Teens have creative
discipleship events in the Youth Area
while adults have opportunities to
attend purposefulparenting classes
at the same time.
Each of these groups is open to
Call Pam Helton at 261-9527 or
Celebrate recovery ,
First Baptist Church of Fernan-
dina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St., spon-
sors "Celebrate Recovery" every
Friday, beginning with dinner at 6
p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-
centered, biblically based program
for individuals and their family mem-
bers who are dealing with addictions,
compulsions, past hurts and poten-
tially destructive behaviors.
Childcare is available. Call 261-3617.
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
10:30 a.m. Holy Euchailst
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE" 2nd Sunday
Sunday School ......................... 9:30 am
Sunday Worship.............................. 10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.......................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Ad-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
In the heart of
9 N. 6" Street
Worship 8:30 & 11am
Sunday School 9:50am
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AMELIA PLANTATION CHAPEL
Our vision is:
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Message: "Our Living Hope"
Rev. Norman Dalton
9:15 am.......Classic worship
11:15 am.....Celebration Worship
The Chapel is located behind The Spa & Shops at
Onii Amelia Island Plantation 36 Bownian Road
An Interdenominational Community Church
(904) 277- 4414 www.ameliachapel.com
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodit Church
Sunday Masses 8:00am,10:00am, & 12:00pm
Daily Mass 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & 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: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566
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20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden 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 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-dae Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.mlMinirtries:
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8 15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evning 6:00 pme
Wednesday Prayer Meeaing 8-30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6-15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm rn
Cas.se For All Age
Gneupa Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
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85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225-5128
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Innovative ltyle, Contemporary Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
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Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & 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 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p m Service 6:00 p m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p m.
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
17982 N. Main Street, jacksonville
(lust south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Or. Alan Brown
Sunday School .............. 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............ 10:55A.M.
DIscipleship Training ......... 6:O00P.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (rea rassm Sadlw Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
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Sunday 11:15 am
Wednesday-Bible Study-7:00 pm
Pastor David Cubbedge
312 5.8th, Fernandina Beach.FL 3A034
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1600 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
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Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group sludies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
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For More Information Call: 261-9527
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Blue wild indigo pest- and care-free
Q.I saw some pretty pur-
ple-blue flowers bloom-
ing in one of your small medi-
an areas at the demonstration
garden. What can you tell me
about this plant? JL
A Blue wild indigo,
.Baptisia austratis, is
most likely the plant to which
you are referring. We only
have a two of these perennial
plants but the spring bloomer
is so pretty, it is surprising
more people have not added it
to their garden.
ery has the
pt but the blue
S is so lovely I
enjoy it. Blue
GARDEN wild indigo
TAMe can be grown
in full sun or
Becky ordi needs well
and it is hardy in cold hardi-
ness zones up to zone 9.
It is native to the eastern
part of the Urlited States and
can be readily found in mead-
ows along many mountainous
hillsides. It can reach heights
up to 4 feet and is essentially
pest- and care-free. Early
American settlers used the
sap from the plant as dye,
although the color is not as
pronounced as a true indigo.
The easiest way to propa-
gate is through seed, as the
plant does not divide or trans-
plant easily. Blue wild indigo
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
The sycamore moth cater-
pillar, above, chews on
the leaves of sycamore,
hickory, poplar and
maple. Blue wild indigo,
right, is non-invasive and
a great choice for small
PHOTO BY REBECCAJORDI
does not become "weedy" or
invasive, which makes it a
good choice in smaller garden
In Indiana and Maryland,
this wildflower is on the
endangered list, while Ohio
considers it rare. It carries the
endorsement of the Federal
Highway Administration as
suitable for roadside planting
in several states.
Q.What is causing my "
< sycamore leaves to crin-
kle and curl? TC .
A Thank you for bringing
.in some samples of your
tree damage. It would have
been difficult to locate the
small, white cocoons and then
identify the insect without see-
ing those samples.
The caterpillar is probably
from the sycamore moth,
Halysidota harrisii. The adult
moth has a hairy, yellow body,
with solid white iunder-wings
FRIDAY NIGHT BAND NIGHT
Tonight Bush Doctors from 8-12
Next Friday Karl Davis Band
SATURDAY Bash at the beach concert continues
Crescendo Amelia 12-4,Touch of Grey 4-8, Chillakaya 8-12
SUNDAY Brian Earnst live 12-4 and 6-10
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and black and white markings
on the larger upper wings.
The caterpillar has chew-
ing mouthparts and will chew
on the leaves of sycamore,
hickory, poplar and maple.
They usually cause very little
damage unless their popula-
tions become large, which has
occurred this year.
When the caterpillar num-
bers are substantial, then they
have been known to feed on
other prized ornamentals
such as Japanese maple, rose,
apple, and live oak.
, My vegetable garden
.soil pH shows 7.7. What
does that mean and how do I
fix it? WS.
A .Avegetable garden soil
:.pH should ideally
between 6.0 and 6.5. Your pH
is more than 10 times higher
than the ideal.
There are a few things you
can do to help, but lowering
pH is difficult and most often
the change is only temporary.
A publication from the Uni-
versity of Florida (http://edis.
ifas.ufl.edu/ss480) will assist
you with specific details on
how to raise or lower soil pH.
I am going to provide a sec-
tion from the publication just
to be sure what I say is not
"The soil pH can be tem-
porarily lowered by adding
elemental sulfur. Bacteria in
the soil act to change elemen-
tal sulfur into sulfuric acid,
effectively neutralizing soil
alkalinity. However, the effects
of elemental sulfur are local-
ized to the area amended and
the effect is temporary. Soil
pH will begin to rise shortly
after soil bacteria exhaust the
added sulfur supply. This
effect will require repeated
applications of sulfur to
ensure the soil remains at the
"This is where sulfur addi-
tion can get tricky. If too much
sulfur is added, or if it is
added too frequently, it can
actually injure or kill your
plants. Therefore, it is impor-
tant to never apply sulfur in
excess of 5 to 10 pounds of
sulfur per 1,000 square feet
per application. Adding sulfur
at high rates or too frequently,
can actually result in damage
to your plants. "
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Directorfor
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University of Florida facul-
ty member. Mail questions to
Garden Talk, c/o Rebecca
Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011.
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The Fernandina Farmers
Market will be closed April
30 for the Shrimp Festival.
The market will re-open on
May 7 with all the regular
vendors as well as Gabriela's
beef, chicken, pork and veg-
etarian tamales, Olive My
Pickle with Iheir barrels of
gourmet olives and pickles,
and Mangroves' Caribbean
sauces and blue crab bisque.
The market, open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
at Seventh pnd Centre
streets, features farm-fresh
produce as well as a variety
of organic products and spe-
cialty foods. The market is
also the1 perfect location to
choose from a wide variety
of specially tropical and land-
scaping plants. Call 491-4872
or visit www.fernandinafarm-
Colorful brochures detail-
ing the events of the fifth
annual Wild Amelia Nature
Festival May 20-22 are now
available at First Federal
Savings Bank of Florida,
1500 Sadler Road and A1A
and Chester Road in Yulee;
the Chamber of Commerce
at Gateway to Amelia; the
Depot Convention and
Visitors Bureau on Centre
Street; Kayak Amelia, four
riiles south of the island on
Heckscher Drive; and the
Atlantic Avenue Recrieation
Center, where many festival
activities occur. For details
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. Keel) Nassau Beautiful
will provide the supplies. For
information contact Shelly at
On May 2 from 10 a.Im.-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 encouraged 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 http://nas-
Join Walkin' Nassau for
an evening fun walk north
from Main Beach on May 10
at 6 p.m., followed by dinner
at Sandy Bottoms for those
who are interested. Walking
is free and everyone is wel-
come. Please let the organiz-
ers know if you plan to have
dinner. Contact Jane Bailey
mindspring.com or 261-9884.
New York Times best-
selling author Mary Alice
Monroe will attend a break-
fast buffet May 10 at 9 a.m.
at St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, followed by a butter-
fly garden demonstration by
James Loper of Reflections
of Nature. Plants will be
available for sale.
Tickets are $50 and
include a signed copy of
Monroe's latest book, The
Butterfly's Daughter, and a
gift of milkweed.seeds for
your garden. Contact Dickie
Anderson at dickie.ander-
email@example.com or 556-6455.
Tickets also are available at
Books Plus, 501 Centre St.,
and Red Otter Outfitters on
Atlantic Avenue. The event
benefits Wild Amelia Nature
Festival May 20-22. Visit
On May 11, Master
Gardener Trish Kramer will
conduct a Landscape
Matters class on perennials
at the UF/IFAS Nassau
Garden. Kramer will discuss
perennials for your land-
scape, including plant selec-
tions that provide blooming
in the spring, summer and
fall. The class is free and
open to the public. For infor-
mation visit http://nassau.
or call 491-7340.
Walkin' Nassau will join
the Weight Watchers Walk-It
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22 at 8 a.m. at Fort Clinch.
The walk will start at Fort
Clinch. Register at www.
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Saturday was opening day for Elm Street Little League. A Reds player is all smiles during the opening ceremonies, left. A Hawks player sings
along with the National Anthem, right.
Janice Ancrum, holding the granddaughter of her late sister Traci Ancrum, is greeted by Vice President Charles Albert, left, during the dedica-
tion portion of the opening ceremonies. The 2011 season was dedicated to Traci Ancrum, who died in 2009. She was a former Elm Street Little
League softball player. Minister Derrick Dallas, right, from the Potter's House Christian Fellowship, gave the invocation. He said he remem-
bered playing on that field 30 seasons ago. Deidre Wallace, center, sang the National Anthem.
The 2011 season was dedicated to the late Traci Ancrum, a former player at Elm
Street. On hand for the dedication were, above from left, City Commissioner Arlene
Filkoff, Charles Albert, Janice Ancrum with her grandniece, Derrick Dallas, Happy
Ancrum and County Commissioner Danny Leeper. Happy Ancrum, left, throws out
the first pitch. The Optimist Club presented the league with a donation. Albert and
league president Wayne Peterson flank Optimist Club members Al Iorentson and
John Crow, left top.
BI Il) JONI;S
The Pirates earned a play-
off berth Tuesday when they
soundly beat the Hornets 11-1
in a District 3-3A semifinal at
Bolles. The Pirates move on,
despite last night's result in
the title game, while the
Hornets' season comes to a
"Connor Rooney did a
good job of keeping our hit-
ters off balance," said Will
Minor, head baseball coach at
Yulee High School. "We
struggled with the bats (three
hits), struggled with hitting
spots on the mound and
made two key errors early in
"It was just one of those
days that nothing went quite
right. They hit the ball well,
made plays in the field and
executed pitches on the
Rooney (8-2) went four
innings with relief from
Thomas Guinn. While the
duo of hurlers kept.Yulee in
check with just three hits, the
Pirate bats were on fire with
Roky Matagolai had a pair
of doubles and two RBIs, Jake
Guinn had a two-run homer
to right field. Foley doubled
and had two RBIs and Davis
Bean doubled in a run for
Fernandina. James Martin
and Avery Womble had RBI
The 19-7 Pirates faced
Episcopal in the champi-
onship game.'Bbth teams "
move on to Tuesday's region-
"Episcopal is the hottest
team in area," said Ken
Roland, head baseball coach
at Fernandina Beach High
School. 'The game will be a
challenge for our team. No
pressure because we have
already qualified for a region-
al quarterfinal game on
Roland said possible oppo-
nents are Keystone Heights
Yulee finishes at 18-9.
"I am proud of our team
and the overall effort they
gave this season," Minor said.
"We finished with the best
record, most wins and best JV
season in school history.
"We have already started
rebuilding for next season
and look forward to the
young players we have com-
ing up in the program. Sum-
mer ball is going to be a good
learning experience for these
young players. We are sched-
uling as tough a summer
schedule as.possible to pre-
pare these players for varsity-
Local Flyers make a splash at Jacksonville sprint challenge i
Fourteen local swimmers
competed for the YFFC
Flyers at the JAX50 Dual
Sprint Challenge, at The
Bolles School April 15-16. In
addition to being their first
long course meters meet of
the season, it represented the
opportunity to swim against
and observe world-class com-
petitors in action.
was limited to 50-meter races,
which was a treat for older
swimmers who do not usually
get to swim that distance
except in freestyle.
The JAX50 weekend
ended with an elimination-
style one-on-one freestyle
sprint contest featuring all-
Flyer teammate, Class 2A
state champion and First
Coast Swimmer of the Year
Kaitlyn Dressel from Clay
County was one of two female
swimmers in the open field to
advance to the sprint contest.
Senior swimmers Aly
Kaywork, 17, and Josh Reeve,
15, had the opportunity to
swim in heats of the 50m
breaststroke with world-class
swimmers. Kaywork raced
Brazilian National Team
member Natalia Favoreto;
Isabel Dupee, right, congratulates a Bolles swimmer
after the 50m breaststroke.
Reeve clashed with Bolles
coach and former U.S.
National Team member
Kaywork recorded a USA
Swimming AA time in the'
50m freestyle; Reeve reached
A status in the 50m free and
BB in the 100m breaststroke.
Jasmine Duke, 14, swam
an AA time in the 50m free, a
BB time in the 200m IM, fin-
ished third in the 50m back-
stroke and fifth in the 50m
Taylor Radcliffe, 10,
earned high points runner-up
honors for 10-and-under girls
and qualified for the Florida
Age Group LCM Champion-
ships in both the 50m free-
style and 100m backstroke
events, winning the latter.
Radcliffe also amassed three
BB times and two B times in
Flyers Isabel Dupee, 9, and
Bridgette DeLille, 10, each
grabbed her first B time
Mary Kate Kaywork, 13,
Taylor Radcliffe competes in the 100m backstroke for the Flyers.
and Zoe Stein, 14, each
earned BB times in the 50m
free. Lindsey DeLIille, Maisi(c
Gooch and Jared Smith, all 121
years old, all recorded mulli-
ple B times and Gooch
reached BB status in the 50m
Brandon Lee, 13, Amanda
Middleton, 13:, and Becky
Nimitz, 15, all swam personal
bests in their events.
The Flyers finished sec-
ond to the host team, the
Bolles Sharks. The Flyers'
LCM season continues
through July, culminating in
the Florida Age Group Cham-
pionships (14 and under) and
Senior Championships (15
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011 SPORTS News-Leader
The 48th annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp
Festival, presented by Publix, will be held
today through May 1 in Femandina 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 visit
The American Legion Post 174 will host an
adult three-on-three Hoop It Up Tournament
June 11 at the Peck Gym in Fernandina
Beach. Team entry is $150 for the first 12
teams to register by May 20. Team shirts are
included. First team to 15 wins, half-court
games. Games begin at 9 a.m. Prizes will be
awarded. Contact Mary Ann at (904) 643-2531
or email malexander911 @msn.com.
Calling all Gator fans
Nassau Gator Chomp scholarship raffle and
social will be from 6-8 p.m. May 5 at Cafe
Karibo, 27 N. Third St., Femandina Beach.
Guest speaker is Hollywood Bob Redman
from FightinGators.com. There will also be
drawings for the Gator Chomp scholarship raf-
fle. All Gators from the "Nassau County Gator
Nation" are invited. For information email- nas-
Family fun night at gun dub
Amelia Shotgun Sports will host a Family
Fun Night at the Gun Club May 11. Sporting,
clay, skeet, trap or five-stand courses will be
open. Guests shoot for half price. Summer pic-
nic will be served for a $10 donation. RSVP to-
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 Good-bread
Road. Visit www.yuleepopwarner.org.
Femandina Beach Pop Wamrner
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is holding
registration for football and cheerleading online
at www.leaguelineup.com/fbpwa. Contact
Chrisie McNulty Oliver at 277-9660.
The third annual Weight Watchers Walk-It
Challenge is an initiative that encourages peo-
ple to incorporate physical activity,.in conjunc-
tion 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.
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 finish-
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ers and top finisher in each age group. All
swimmers must be registered with U.S. Mast-
ers 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.
Amelia Elite is having open gym Mondays
and Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Building
22 behind Femandina Beach Middle School.
This is a free, competitive cheer program
open to Nassau County School students ages
12-18. Tryouts for the 12- to 18-year-old team
will be in April.
Amelia Elite will be adding a youth and a
mini program for the fall. Open gym and tryouts
for these teams will be announced later.
A summer basketball camp for boys and
girls will be held at Yulee Middle School. The
camp will offer defensive skills, drills, strate-
gies, fitness, contests and scrimmages.
Athletes going into grades 3-5 will go from
2:30-4 p.m. and grades 6-8 from 4-6 p.m. July
8-9. Games and training will be from 11:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for grades 3-5 and from 2-5
p.m. for grades 6-8 July 6, 23, 30 and Aug. 6.
Cost is $10 per day for grades 3-5 and $15 for
grades 6-8. Email james.richards@nassau.
The second annual Vida Race Series
"Liberty Run" 10K/5K will take place at Ormni
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 Active.com.
Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per child (12 and
under). Save $5 and pre-register before May
14. For questions, call 277-5193.
The Fernandina Beach-Great Strides_walk.
to benefit Cystic Fibrosis will take place at 9
a.m. May 21 at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601
Atlantic Ave. Lunch will be provided.
Check-in time begins at 8 a.m. and the walk
distance is 10K (6.2 miles). Routes are suitable
for walking, running, strollers, wagons, bicy-
cles, scooters and four-legged friends. A Kid's
Corner at each walk location provides activi-
ties, foods and festivities.
Register at www.cff.org. Everyone who rais-
es at least $100 receives an official Great
Strides team T-shirt. Call (904) 733-3560.
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All games are played at the
YborAlvarez softball fields
on Bailey Road. For individ-
ual statistics and schedules,
Fernandina Beach Middle School athletes were treated with an appreciation lunch
Monday at Pirate Field. Students enjoyed lunch with their coaches, received a T-shirt
from the athletic department and voted on the top athletes for 2010-11.
FBMS honors student-athletes
Fernandina Beach Middle
School held its annual athlete
appreciation banquet at the
Fernandina Beach High
School stadium on Monday.
Athletes joined the coaching
staff for lunch where all of
the students received an
FBMS athletic department T-
shirt, lunch and voted on
FBMS's female and male ath-
letes of the year. This year's
winners were Julie Fournier
and Calvin Logan.
Lisa Henn and Queenie
Washington also received
recognition for their dedicat-
ed hard work.
The athletic department
at Fernandina Beach Middle
School has recently enjoyed
success on and off the field.
This year alone, FBMS won
six out of eight Nassau
County championships in
volleyball, football, girls and
boys soccer, girls and boys
basketball and girls and boys
track. This has never hap-
pened before in Nassau
County's middle school his-
The athletic department
as a whole also shared suc-
cess in winning the Fred E.
Award (fall 2010) for Section
3 of the Florida High School
FBMS also was the state-
wide recipient for the Fred E.
Award (fall 2010) which is a
Calvin Logan and Julie Fournier were voted top male
and female athlete by their FBMS peers.
first for the Nassau School
District. Out of more than
115 public and private middle
schools, the FHSAA voted
FBMS as having the highest
degree of sportsmanship on
the court, field or track.
FBMS also boasts an
incredible 81 percent of its
163 athletes being honor roll
students. The continual pur-
suit of excellence from the
athletes and coaching staff
makes the athletic depart-
ment at FBMS an integral
part of being rated an A+
school in the state of Florida
and real reason to celebrate.
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Steve Chaplausld, above, is pictured with a 20-pound gag grouper he boated this past
fall while fishing at FA live bottom. Grouper season reopens Sunday. Left, Rudy Pirela,
left, recently fished with charter captain Danny Saturday and caught and released this
beautiful 39-inch redfish. The big red earned first-place honors during a recent com-
pany meeting held by Schneider Electric.
Exciting news for
many area deep sea
black sea bass, red,
gag and black grouper can
nriw be harvested beginning
S1,'Iday. Gag and black
g! juper must measure at
least 24 inches to the tip of
the tail with one a fish bag
limit per angler. Red grouper
,must measure 20 inches to
the tip of the tail with a three
fish bag limit per angler.
Black sea bass must meas- -
ure at least 12 inches with a
15-fish bag limit per angler.
FA and HH fish havens are
holding good numbers of sea
bass and grouper while fish-
'." ing on the
board a vent-
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WAER ing the air
TERRY bladder of
LACOSS that must be
The harvesting of red snap-
per continues to be closed to
the amazement of many sea-
harvested again starting
soned deep-sea fishermen.
If you plan on. launching
your boat at the Fernandina
Harbor public boat ramp, the
ramp will be closed today,
Saturday and Sunday for the
annual Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival. Options for
launching trailored boats
include the 14th Street and
Dee Dee Bartel boat ramps
located at the north end of
14th Street. .
Tides Saturday at the
mouth of the Amelia River
will showcase a flood tide at
7:03 a.m. and a low tide at
1:28 p.m. Look for the best
red fishing action to come
during the first few hours of
the high falling tide while
working topwater plugs along
the shallow edges of the
Amelia River that border
Sea trout weighing to five
pounds have also been taken
on topwater plugs recently
during the early morning
Flounder are now running
from the mouth of Egans
Creek to footsteps of historic
Fort Clinch during the falling
tide as well. Bump a 1/4-
ounce led head jig rigged
with a live mud minnow or
finger mullet slowly along the
Roger Dittbenner recently
beached three large pompano
while surf fishing just north
of Main Beach.
"I was unable to sift any
sand fleas from the sand, so I
fished with fresh local
shrimp," Dittbenner said.
"The surf was really rough
while casting far behind the
large breakers. That's where I
found the whiting and pom-
pano on almost every cast."
Freshwater bass continue
to spawn in area freshwater
lakes and rivers. Dark-colored
floating worms, subsurface
minnow-type plugs and white
spinner baits are attracting
strikes from spring bass
weighing to 10 pounds.
Look for golf course lakes
to produce giant largemouth
bass during the spring spawn.
Be sure to secure permission
first if the property is private.
. Cobia continue to hold at
the St. Marys shipping chan-
nel along with barracuda and
tough fighting jack crevglle.
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@ jbnewsleader 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
The city of Fernandina
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 fee is $315 and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Wednesday 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 $250 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 www.
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
Thursday 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. Sea-
son begins June 8. Call Jason
at 277-7256 or email jbrown@
Adult volleyball is from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non-
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OUT AND ABOUT
Carol Beck lends a hand in the first installment o :i ,n.
tinuous mosaic on the courtyard wall of the new Art
Education Center at the Island Art Association, 18 N
Second St., top right, while Louise Malone works on :i co i
The mosaic, made of colorful recycled glass, was th_-
inspiration of one of the association's new exhibiting rn-ir,.
bers, Denise Murphy, a fused glass and mosaic artisi h%,i
said the idea germinated during a trip to Vienna, Ita).
"I visited a municipal project that revitalized an entil ,-
block. The town gave an architect and artist permissir, n ii
design the area any way they wanted. What they -
achieved was not only a work of art, but also an
economic boon to the area!" she said in a release
outlining the project.
Murphy is encouraging all IAA members to par-
ticipate, whether by working on a section of the
mosaic or by contributing materials. Many people
from the community have already donated pieces,
including some that hold special memories, creat-
ing a "living legacy" for them to visit and share.
Artist and IAA member Rhonda Bristol was key
in providing the content and scope of the project to
the Historic District Council, Susi Sax and Pam
Bennett were the two major designers, and
Georganna Mullis, Malone, Carol Sprovtsoff,
Beck, Murphy, Diane Hamburg and Brenda and
Jim Platt have all contributed their labor and artis-
The "core team" has been working out the
MOSAIC Continued on 3B
PHOTOS BY ANGELA DAUGHTRY/NEWS-LEADER
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When you need a change of pace, or
simply a place for a change,
visit Baptist Nassau's
free Infant Comfort
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Fernandiria Beach Middle School
will hold its annual Coffee House
and debut this year's magazine on
yMay 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the
Ailan ti Rccreation Center.
Guest spcakcr Maggie
tallk about her experi-
C1kncs getting her
@" b ,ks published,
student authors in
this year's magazine will read their
poems., essays and short stories and
the student artists will be recog-
nized for their talents.
Admission is $5 for children and
students and $10 for adults and
includes a copy of the magazine and
refreshments. Extra copies of the
magazine will be available for sale.
The public is invited for a night of
entertainment and celebration.
All those inter
ested in participal
One Book. One
S Community read.
Clara and Mr.
Tiffany. are invited to attend an orga-
nizational meeting May 3 at 5p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach branch
.. library. 25 N. Fourth St. Professor
Chris Twiggs will lead the meeting.
Book club members are welcome to
The objective of the One Book.
One Community program is for
people of all ages to read the same
book and then discuss it. anywhere
and everywhere: on the golf course.
in line at the grocery store, over the
phone, at neighborhood coffees, etc.
For more information, call the
Fernandina branch at 277-7365.
BROWN BAG LUNCH lECTlIRE
The Amelia Island Museum of
History. 233 S. Third St.. invites the
public to its next Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture on aI
May 4 atnoon.
cussing the I
history of the
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 consumers worldwide.
This program is free and open to the
public. For information, contact Alex
at 261-7378. ext. 102.
IIUINDS QN ENTREEE
Sounds on Centre presents a '50's
sock hop with .
Big Vic & the ge,, .,
Screaming C 1
May 6. The free .
sored 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
FRIDAY, APRil 29.2011
NEWs-LEADLR / FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA
on tap this weekend
Dust off your favorite pirate hat and put on your best
swagger the 48th Annual Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival kicks off tonight and runs :l ,u-' iiiL
Sunday in downtown Fernandina Beach.
Food booths, entertainment and activities open at the
riverfront at 6 p.m. this evening, as well as the Kids Fun
Zone in the library parking lot between North Third and
Fourth streets. The opening ceremony is at 6:30 p.m. on the
riverfront stage, followed by the Miss Shrimp Festival
Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Musical entertainment starts
at 8:30 p.m., with
the annual pirate -
invasion at 9:30 -
p.m. and fire- t
works at 9:45 p.m. l
from 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. and Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m., enjoy the
works of more
than 300 artists
at the Island Artl 5
sored Fine Arts & Crafts Show that lines Centre Street. The
festival also boasts an excellent showing of fine antiques and
collectibles, about 75 booths, along the side streets down-
An Island Art A-ai,,. .n iPatron Booth at the corner of
Centre and N. Second streets will offer information about
the association and ongoing community programs. Visitors
also may become an Art Patron at the Shrimp Festival, by
stopping by the booth and making a commitment to pur-
chase $100 or more from an artist vendor. The Art Patron
will then be given a large, green ribbon to present to the
artist to display in their booth during the festival, denoting a
purchase. Call 261-7020 or visit www.islandart.org to learn
For the early-birds, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 801
Atlantic Ave., will host a breakfast buffet from 7-10:30 a.m.,
eat in or take out. The 17th annual Shrimp Festival 5K
Run/Walk and 12th Annual Katie Caples Meniorial 1-Mile
Youth Run will be held at 8 a.m. at Main Beach, Atlantic and
North Fletcher avenues. For information callf the YMCA at
Seafood, shrimp dishes and festival fare will abound all
weekend, prepared by dozens of volunteer, civic and non-
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FRIDAY. APR' I 29. 2011 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
Resale Boutique is hosting
a fundraiser for the
Fernandina Beach High
School band. The band has
been under the direction of
Johnnie Robinson for almost
40 years and he has inspired
countless students through
music education. The sale
runs through April 30; a per-
centage of the total sales dur-
ing this time will be donated to
the band for music, uniforms,
instruments, etc. Customers
benefit by receiving a cash-
back gift card for every pur-
chase over $10 (incremental
depending on the total sale).
The United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Amelia
Island Flotilla 14-1, meets
the first Thursday of each
month in the Amelia Island
Lighthouse Cottage, locat-
ed on O'Hagan Lane
between 215 and 217
Lighthouse Circle. The next
meeting is May 5 at 7 p.m.
The auxiliary is a volunteer
organization promoting boat-
ing safety and new members
are welcome. Call 261-1889
for more information.
The Nassau Gator
Chomp Scholarship Raffle
Drawings and Social will be
held May 5 from 6-8 p.m.
upstairs at Caf6 Karibo, 27
N. Third St., Fernandina
Beach. Guest speaker will be
Hollywood Bob Redman from
will be held for the "Gator
Chomp Scholarship Raffle."'
All Gators from the "Nassau
County Gator Nation" of
Fernandina Beach, Yulee,
Callahan, Hilliard and
Bryceville are invited. For
information contact nas-
Tickets for the raffle to support
the club's scholarship fund
are $5 each or five for $20
and available at locations
throughout the county.
Members will sell them April
30 at Winn-Dixie.
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 6:3.0-
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
A benefit fundraiser for
Ricky McDonald, formerly
of Dillinger, will be held at
Tucker's Hwy 17 in Yulee on
May 15 from 2 p.m. until
close. Enjoy dinner, food, a
50/50 raffle, fun and entertain-
ment by Dillinger- SOB
(Southern Outlaw Band), Park
Street Band, Slow Poke Band
and Woody Mills. Also
appearing will be members of
Cottonmouth and Laney
Strickland's Dixie Union.
Dinners are $10. Relax &
Ride will offer free rides to and
from Femandina Beach with
five or more people riding (call
556-2872). All proceeds will
be collected and distributed
by Margo Walton, the daugh-
ter of McDonald, to help with
his medical costs.
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
Power Sports at the comer 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 barbecue lunch.
Cotton Eyed Joe's will provide
a DJ and beer specials. Non-
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Amelia Island will celebrate the 10th
season of the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival (www.aicmf.com)
between May 20 and June 19, with
more than 50 internationally acclaimed
artists and 20 performances in intimate
settings around the island. The sched-
ule can be viewed at www.aicmf.com.
Tickets may be purchased online or by
calling 261-1779. Get 10 percent off for
three to five performances and 20 per-
cent off for six or more concerts.
The Don Thompson Chorale pres-
ents its spring 2011 concert, An
American ChoralBouquet, 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
Shrek the Musicaf
DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal
Street Productions. Lid announce that
' Shrek the Musical,' with book and
lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and
music by Jeanne Tesori. directed by
Jason Moore and Rob Ashlord, 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
life-changing adventure to reclaim the
deed to his land Joined by a wise-
cracking donkey, this unlikely hero lights
a fearsome dragon. rescues a feisty
princess and learns that real friendship
and true love aren't only found in lairy
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 Cedar St
The event will showcase 18-year-old
tenor saxophonist John Sheard. winner
of this year's AIJF Jazz Scholarship.
The show will also announce the 2011
festival lineup and preview music to be
heard from a variety of acts set for this
year from Oct. 2-9 Pioceeds benefit the
Tickets are $25 and available at
www ameliaislandlazzfestival cornm and
at The UPS Store, 1417 Sadler Road.
277-0820, or at the door it nol sold out
For information call 504-4772 or e-mail
info '4amelhaislandiazziestival corn
On May 14 Amelia Arts Academy
and Kayak Amelia are teaming up to
present Bands & Barbeque a tundrais-
er for the academy Enloy live music
and the sunset on the banks ot the
Amelia River Bring your own beverages
and chairs Barbecue will be available
for purchase. Cost is $10 for adults and
free lor children under 12 For more
information or tickets visit www ameli-
aarlsacademy org, call 277-1225 or
Taste of the Blues'
Free monthly concerts will be held
from 7 30-10 pm at Cafe Karibo, 27 N
Third St leading up o1 the Amelia
riders may enjoy food and fun
for $10. Rain date is Juhe 18.
For information call (904) 879-
5861 or e-mail rainhu-
benefit RAIN's outreach pro-
grams and the animals in its
On view at the Island Art
Association is the juried
Nouveau Art Show,
"Traveled Roads." Local
artist William Maurer was the
juror. Best of Show went to
Dick Hultberg's acrylic paint-
ing, "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
Wedding," 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.
The gallery is located at 18 N.
Second St. Call 261-7020.
The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829 River-
side Ave., Jacksonville, is
hosting Undie Sunday, a
clothing drive to collect
new underwear and under-
garments for children and
families in need to benefit
Dignity U Wear, the Jackson-
ville-based national nonprofit.
On May 1, 8 and 15, visitors
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.
Call (904) 356-6857.
Osprey Village, in part-
nership with The Plantation
Island Blues Festival Sept. 16 and 17.
Preview concerts will be held May 19,
June 16, July 14, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8.
For information visit www.ameliais-
The city of Jacksonville will welcome
the Motown group The Four Tops,
accompanied by the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra, to Metropolitan
Park for Starry Nights on May 21.
Tickets are on sale now. Gates will open
at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will start at
7:30 p.m. The symphony will begin the
concert and will then be joined by The
Four Tops. Another Starry Nights con-
cert will take place June 4 with a fea-
tured artist, to be named soon, accom-
panying the Jacksonville Symphony .
Tickets per concert, per seat are $50
for VIP table seating and $20 for lawn
seating, plus applicable service
charges. Day-of-show VIP table seating
is $60 and lawn seating is $25 Visit
www MakeASceneDowntown corn or
call (904) 354-5547 Blankets and lawn
chairs are encouraged for lawn seating
Picnic baskets with food and beverages
ino glass containers or alcoholic bever-
ages) may be brought into the park All
items are subject to search A variety of
food and beverages (both non-alcoholic
and alcoholic) will be available for pur-
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 for
the Performing Arts will feature Brett
James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie
Sampson with the JSO, Christopher
Meet the songwriters behind the No
1 hits by Carrie Underwood, Kenny
Chesney, Martina McBride. Lady
Antebellum and more Tickets range
from $18 to $55 and are available by
calling (904) 354-5547 or online at
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
Dog Star Tavern. 10 N Second St
DJ BMF Phat n Jazzy tonight, The
Fritz April 30. and Dan Voll May 1 Visit
Dog Star on Facebook Call 277-8010
The Green Tunlle, 14 S Third SI ,
live music Call 321-2?24
The Buck Smith Proiect kicks off
Shrimp Festival weekend tonight.
Karaoke is now on Sunday nights with
Daddy "0" DJ Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Horizons restaurant. 4828 First
Coast Hwy. in the Palmetto Walk
Shops, live music Thursdays Fridays
and Saturdays Call 321-2430 Visit
The Instant Groove plays each
Artists' Guild & Gallery, will
host "Suddenly Spring," an
art showcase on May 12
from 5:30-8 p.m. at the
Plantation Gallery, 94 Amelia
Village Circle in the Spa &
Shops at Omni Amelia Island
The gallery will unveil a
new collection featuring works
in watercolor, acrylic, oil, pas-
tel, mixed media and photog-
raphy. Many pieces are new
and will be offered for sale for
the first time at this event.
Drop by and enjoy gourmet
hors d'oeuvres and fine wine
provided by Osprey Village,
an Amelia Island retirement
community. Artists will be on
hand to discuss their works.
Please RSVP by May 9 by
calling 277-8222 or mailing
Concierge @ Osprey-
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-
tracting paint/dye to fabric in
various ways: block printing,
stamping, screening and
batiking. Cost is $35 per
class, check or credit card
prior to class, materials sup-
plied except for fabric. Con-
tact Hamburg at 261-9229 or
The Island Art
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
will hold free art classes,
led by Susan Sellner, on
May 28 from 10-11 a.m. and
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for
children, and from 1-2:15 p.m.
for middle school students. All
instruction and materials are
provided thanks to donations
from the Woodcock
Foundation of Jacksonville
and the Plantation Ladies
Association, Amelia Island.
Sign up at the gallery or call
Artunleashed Art Show
is looking for artists to
donate animal-inspired art-
work to be displayed and
sold during the event June
23 at The River Club. The
show will be juried by a com-
mittee of art professionals
who will select the winning
pieces. Cash prizes will be
awarded to the winners. Visit
st_info for details.
The show at the River
Club overlooking Jacksonville
will feature the artwork with
the backdrop of live music,
food, cocktails, a unique silent
auction and more than 500
attendees. Visit www.jaxartun-
leashed.com or call (904)
520-7900. All proceeds bene-
fit First Coast No More Home-
less Pets, 6817 Norwood
Ave., Jacksonville. Visit
www.fcnmhp.org or call 904-
Theatre is reserving a spe-
cial walkway outside the
front entrance to the Main
Stage theatre for commem-
orative bricks that can bear
your name, the name of
your business or whomever
you designate. For a $250
donation, your brick can honor
the theater's past and be a
permanent part of its future.
For more information and
details on specific engraving
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton,
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St., The
1911s tonight at 8 p.m.; Dan Voll and
the Cain Brothers, with special guest
Cody Norton, April 30 at 4 p.m., fol-
lowed by The 1911s at 8 p.m. and May
1 at 2 p.m. Weekend passes to Indigo
Alley's private, reserved Shrimp Festival
oasis, with food specials, are $20 per
day, opening today 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 432-6213.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at
7 30 p m wine lasting the third
Tuesday at 6-30 p m with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment darl tournament
every Tuesday at 7 20 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 & 30 p m -12 30 a.m. Call
261-1000. Visit www okanes cornm
The Palace Saloon 117 Centre St
live entertainment most nights Contact
bill@thepalacesaloon cornm, visit
www thepalacesaloon corn cr call 491 -
Picanle, 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 Visit
www picantenassau corn for information
and to sample her music. Call 310-
Sandy Bortoms at Main Beach, 2910
AtlanticAve.. live entertainment every
night the Bush Doctors play live from 8
p.m.-midnight tonight, the Bash at the
Beach" continues Apnl 30. featuring
Crescendo Amelia. Touch of Grey and
Chillakaya. Brian Ernst live from noon-4
pm and 6-10 pm May 1 Call 310-
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S
Fletcher Ave The Macy's in the lounge
from 6-10 pm tonight and 7-11 p m
April 30 shaggin' in the lounge Sundays
frc.m 4-7 p m ; Pili Pili in the iiki bar
Wednesday from 5 30-9 30 p.m live
music in the bar all weekerid Call 277-
6652 Visit *wwwslidersseaside corn
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurani and Bar. 3199
South Fletcher Ave Gary Keniston
tonight- Gary Stewart April 30: Gary
Keniston May 1 Andy Haney May 2,
Richard Smith May 3 DJ Rcoc May 4,
Early McCall May 5, and Richard
Siratlon May 6 Music is 5-9 p m. week-
nights and 6-10 p m weekends and 1-5
p m Sundays Bingo on Mondays and
trivia on Thursdays at 6.30 p m in the
inside bar Call 261-5711
tytheaire.org or call 261-6749.
St. Marys Little Theatre
will hold open auditions for
its first production, "Man of
La Mancha," on May 1 in
downtown St. Marys, Ga.
Needed are individuals that
can sing and act. Anyone
interested in auditioning
should research the play on
the Internet, decide which role
they'd like to perform and pre-
pare accordingly. For sugges-
tions on audition content, call
(912) 729-1103. Visit
for more information about the
The Artist Series
announces "Sister," the lat-
est in the Late Nite
Catechism series, "'Til
Death Do Us Part: Late
Night Catechism 3" by
Maripat Donovan, will be at
the Wilson Center for the Arts
at Florida State College at
Jacksonville's South Campus
May 4-8. Call The Artist
Series Box Office at 1-888-
860-BWAY) or visit
Fernandina Little Theatre
closes out its 19th season
with "Goodbye, Charlie," a
comedy romp by George
Axelrod. Philanderer Charlie
Sorel has been shot by a jeal-
ous husband, fallen out a
porthole and is lost at sea, but
suddenly finds himself
returned as a woman! The
cast includes Annette Rawls
and Steve Rawls, with Amy
Dawkins, Erin DuFault and
Rhys Martin. Performances
are May 7, 10, 12, 13 and 14
at 7:30 p.m. and May 8 at
2:30 p.m. Tickets are avail-
able at The UPS Store in the
Publix shopping center and at
FLT, 1014 Beech St.
Patrons are advised to pur-
chase tickets in advance.
FRIDA'. APRI! 29.2011 LEISURE \c\ s Lcadcr
On June 9 the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival will present The Luciana
Souza Trio, featuring Romero Lubambo
and Cyro Baptista, performing From Bach
to Bossa Nova at La Tierra Prometida (for-
merly First Baptist Church), 416 Alachua
Luciana Souza, one of jazz's leading
vocalists and interpreters, was raised in
Sao Paulo, Brazil in a family of Bossa
Nova innovators. She was named Female
Jazz Singer of the Year by the Jazz
Journalists Association in 2005 and has
performed and recorded with greats like
Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, Bobby
McFerrin, Maria Schneider and Danilo
The festival is offering special discounts
on ticket packages for multiple perform-
ances: 10 percent off when purchasing
tickets for three to five performances and
20 percent off on tickets for six or more
concerts. Season tickets are $412, a 20
percent discount off full retail prices. Call
261-1779. Visit www.aicmf.com.
Spend a 'Wild Nite' on
The seventh and final of
the "Wild Nites," a series of
nature forums sponsored by
the Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, will be held.May 10
at 7 p.m. at the Peck Center
Auditorium, 516 South 10th
St., Fernandina Beach.
The featured speaker will
be Cumberland Island
National Seashore Park
Ranger Rene Noe, who has
delighted many visitors to
Cumberland over the years
with her knowledge and
enthusiasm for the beauty of
this wild place. The program
is free and open to the public
of all ages.
Cumberland Island, just
north of Amelia Island, was
once slated for development
like many other barrier
islands. Yet the descendants
of the Carnegie family, Lucy
Ferguson in particular, did
not let that happen. Instead,
Cumberland has become a
national park and will remain
so. Future generations will be
able to enjoy the canopy of
huge live oaks, the wild hors-
es, the birds and the pristine
beaches of Cumberland as we
.Noe will discuss the histo-
ry and the allure of
Cumberland Island, where
visitors are counted and limit-
ed each day. Cumberland
Island is a special, mystical
place and one of the wild
places that has been and will
be preserved forever.
The 5th annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival, slated
for May 20-22 at venues on
and around Amelia Island, is
an all-volunteer, nonprofit
Colorful brochures detail-
ing the many events of the
fifth annual Wild Amelia
Nature Festival May 20-22
are now available at First
Federal Savings Bank of
Florida, 1500 Sadler Road
and A1A and Chester Road
in Yulee. the Chamber of
Commerce at Gateway to
Amelia, the Depot
Convention and Visitors
Bureau on Centre Street.
Kayak Amelia four miles
south of the island on
Heckscher Drive; and the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center, where many festival
For details visit
organization whose mission is
to preserve our natural treas-
ures through education.
The "Wild Nites" series
has included presentations
this year on topics such as th<-
North Atlantic right whale,
the manatee, the American
alligator, sea turtles, sustain-
able forestry Aii the
Southern night sky.
The festival hopes to help'
educate residents and visitors
to Amelia Island about the'
beauty and fragility of our
wildlife and wild places and to
foster careful stewardship
and appreciation of both.
For more information
and to register for events,
pick up a brochure, available
around town, or visit
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PHOTO BY KATHY BROOKS/FOR THE NEWS-LFADER
The wild horses of &umberland Island have an interest-
ing history of their own and are an iconic image of the
island. Learn more at the next Wild Nite May 10 at the
Stroll to St. Marys
for Cinco de Mayo
C inco de Mayo.enthu-
siasts can add art to
their list of reasons
to celebrate this
year by attending the First
Annual Arts & Music Stroll
in the historic district of
downtown St. Marys, Ga., on
Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
In addition to the art-
works that will be displayed
in various venues around
town, the streets will also
-come alive with strolling
musician, dancers and other
Downtown merchants will
be hosting the artists and
will remain open throughout
the Arts & Music Stroll.
Artist entries for the day-
'time "Outdoor Arts in
Motion" will be displayed at
Angela Wigger, St.
Marys director of tourism,
said this first-time event is
an excellentt concept for
bringing both visitors and
residents into the downtown
tions like St. Augustine and
Amelia Island have been
very,successful ,i creating
similar events," Wigger said.
destinations like St.
Amelia Island have
been very successful
in creating similar
ANGELA WIGGER. ST.
MARYS DIRECTOR OF
"Camden County also has an
abundance of gifted artists
and musicians, and this is
the perfect venue to show-
case their talents."
Wigger and the St.
Marys Convention &
Visitors Bureau will host
several area artists at the St.
Marys Welcome Center at
111 Osborne St. during the
Arts & Music stroll.
Artists interesting in par-
ticipating should email art-
or call (912) 882-8646 for
Rotary Sunrise cruise to benefit Haiti project
Rotary Club of Amelia -
Island Sunrise is organizing a
fun cruise to raise money for
its Haiti Canaan Orphanage
project. All are welcome
aboard the Amelia Island
River Cruises tour on June 11
from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets
are $50 per person, $25 of
which goes to the Haiti proj-
To purchase tickets visit
Rotary Club Haiti Benefit
Tour; under the list of cruises,.
click on Buy Ticket and pur-
chase your June 11 cruise.
The deadline is May 11.
Included in the ticket price
is a box lunch from Sonny's
Bar-B-Q. Trivia games and
prizes are also featured. So far
the club has a couple of hotel
rooms as prizes. It welcomes
offers of gift certificates or
other prize donations from
SHRIMP Continued from lB
profit organizations at the riverfront food
court. New this year, visitors will be able to
text their vote for "Best Food Booth" and
"Best Shrimp, Dish." The booth and shrimp
number will be displayed at each booth partici-
pating in the contest. Vote for your favorite by
texting the booth number and shrimp number
Also at the riverfront, the University of
Georgia Marine Extension service will offer
tours aboard the Georgia Bulldog research
vessel and a look at its live marine "Sea Circus
& Shrimp Aquarium" display..
Musical performances by regional and
local acts will fill the air both days, with the
ever popular Swingin' Medallions performing
MOSAIC Continued from ilB
"bugs" before opening the project to inter-
ested persons. Eventually a sign-up sheet
will be posted in the gallery for mosaic ses-
sions of about six participants per session.
Donations may be dropped off at the
gallery. Needed are:
Mapei (brand name) Ultraflex 2 tile
mortar with polymer in white (they sell gray
but the white shows through glass better)
black sanded grout
Hardy board or cement board
tile, glass, stone, pottery, old dishes or
granite, particularly in bright primary col-
Imeave your name and address so you
may be contacted, thanked and notified
when the project is complete. Call 261-7020
for more information.
Everyone is welcome to
join this fun cruise for a good
cause. For more information
call Suzanne McLeod at (904)
Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise meets every
Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
or contact President Art
Shuster at artshuster@bell-
on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Local favorites, The
Instant Groove, perform Saturday starting at
10:45 a.m. on the riverfront stage.
The "Blessing of the Fleet" and "Best
Decorated Shrimp Boat.Parade and Contest"
on Sunday at 1 p.m. will entertain guests at the
riverfront stage, followed by the Shrimp Ice
Cream Eating Contest for all ages at 2 p.m.
Contests Saturday include Best Beard at 10:30
a.m. and Adult and Little Pirate at 1 p.m.
Entertain the family in the Kids Fun Zone
with activities for all ages throughout the
weekend provided by Rick Hubbard's
Kazoobie Show and JuggleSTUFF, among oth-
For more festival information and the full
schedule of events visit
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All artists are invited to participate in Outdoor Arts In
Motion" in downtown Sl Marys Ga on Thursday from 11
a.m -4 p.m.
First prize is $100 and second prize is $75 Registration
begins at 10 a.m. at Orange Hall. Judging will begin at 4
p.m. Email email@example.com for details or call
Jacquie Cushway at (912) 882-8646.
An affiliated Art & Music Stroll will take place that
evening The public is invited
The Island Art Association will hopt the
grand opening of its Art Education Center at
18 N. Second St. with festivities on May 13
and 14. A prayer and ribbon cutting by Mayor
Susan Steger at 4 p.m. Friday will be followed
by a tour of the center,-gallery and courtyard,
refreshments, entertainment and a silent auc-
tion of more than 30 art objects from 4:45-9
On Saturday enjoy a day of "Ya Gotta Have
Art" classes and demonstrations from 11 a.m.-
5 p.m., including photography, children's art,
print media, oil painting, weaving and scratch
paining, followed by the Second Saturday
Artrageous Art Walk exhibit and reception from
5-8 p.m. For the full schedule of events, visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
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A ROUND SCHOOL FRIDAY. APRIL 29. 2011/News-Leader
County Extension Service offering fun summer camps
The Nassau County Extension There are also.two day camp pro- opment and become CPR certified. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held ter food and nutrition volunteers.
Service is offering wonderful oppor- grams that will be just as much fun, Hours are June 14 and 16, 10 a.m. at the Family Education Center off Registration is first come, first
tunities for local young people this right here in Nassau County, for to 2 p.m., and June 15 9 a.m. to 1 Felmor Road in Yulee. serves to the first 10 with completed
summer. Nassau County campers ages 11-18. p.m. Registration is first come, first Do you like cooking? If so and registrations and payment. The cost
will travel to residential camp in The Art of Becoming a Great. served to the first 16 you are between the ages of 11-18, is $35.
Madison the week of June 27-July 1. Babysitler will be held June 14-16 at with completed registrations and you will learn a lot about cooking, For information contact Amanda
This overnight adventure includes the Nassau County Extension Office payment. The cost is $15 and youth table setting and even manners from Thien, Nassau County Extension
canoeing, archery and more and is in Callahan. Learn more about the must bring a bag lunch daily. Family and Consumer Science agent agent, 4-H Youth Development, at
open to ages 8-18. business of babysitting, child devel- Iron Chef Cooking Camp, July 5- Meg McAlpine, along with her mas- (904) 879-1019.
Nassau County Extension
agent, 4-H Youth
Development invites par-
ents and home-educated
children to the Agriculture
Extravaganza, a field day
for youth to learn more
about our vast food and
fiber system, on May 19-20
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. at the Northeast
"We have stations that
cover poultry science and
This will be fun and educa-
tional," said Thien.
Admission is $5 per youth.
For information and to
RSVP call the Nassau
County Extension Service
no-later than May 9 at (904)
On May 14 Amelia Arts
Academy and Kayak
Amelia are teaming up to
present Bands & Barbeque,
a fundraiser for the acade-
my. Enjoy live music and
the sunset on the banks of
the Amelia River.
Bring your own bever-
ages and chairs. Barbecue
will be available for pur-
chase. Cost is $10 for
adults and free for children
For more information or
tickets, visit www.ameliaart-
sacademy.org, call 277-
1225 or email informa-
tion @ ameliaartsacademy.
Bring your child and get
inspired by the talented
musicians brought in by the
Amelia Island Chamber
The following events are
family-friendly and free:
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m.
at the historic Nassau
County Courthouse in
Fernandina Beach, the
McDuffie Center Showcase
with young artists and fac-
ulty from Mercer University;
Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m.,
Splendor in the Brass with
Air National Guard Band of
the South at the Amelia
Park pavilion; Wednesday,
.June 8 at 11 a.m.. at the
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave.,
family concert, meet "eighth
For more information
my.org, call 277-1225 or
Yulee High School has a
new club sponsored by
Beth Gallagher and The
Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug
Abatement Coalition (NAC-
DAC). The Teens for
Change Coalition (TCC) is
a group of teens solely
dedicated to creating posi-
tive change in Nassau
County through participa-
tion in outreach activities
and possessing positive
Let them know how they
can help by contacting Mrs.
Gallagher at 225-8641,
ext.565, or Mrs. Albert at
994-2502. TCC meetings
are held at Yulee High
School Mondays after
school. If you are interest-
ed, please attend.
School hosted the
"Pre-K Olympics" on
April 7. All pre-K
ESE classes in
Nassau County par-
ticipated in events
such as bike races,
tug-of-war and an
gold medals for hon-
oring the Olympic
ideals of sportsman-
ship and,playing fair.-
Adams, staffing spb-
cialist, lends a help-
ing hand. Above,
prepares for the
Blue Door Artist Theresa Daly visits the VPK class at la Petite Academy during its "muse-
um unit," above. Daly demonstrated various art techniques for the children and discussed
what an artist does.
SUMMER CAMPS & MORE
Dolphin Discovery, an information meeting
and snapshot of school life for all 2011-12 kindergarten
students and their immediate families, will be held
April 29 at 8:45 a.m. (gate will open at 8:15) in the
Yulee Primary School multipurpose room.
A light sampling of breakfast items will be
available for children in the cafeteria. At the end of the
tour, registration packets will be available to complete .
Please bring original birth certificate, shot record
(must have two varicella shots), recent physical exam
(Aug. 23 to present) and proof of residency (utility bill,
mortgage, etc.). Students must be 5 years old on or
before Sept. 1, 2011 to enter kindergarten. Call 225-
9711 for information.
The Amelia Arts Academy, 516 South 10th St., is
accepting early registrations for its summer arts camps
and teen workshops. Space limited. The programs
offer high-quality performing and visual arts educa-
tion, no registration fees and lots of fun. For informa-
tion or to register, visit www.ameliaartsacademy.org,
call 277-1225 or email information@ameliaartsacade-
At Discovery Summer Camp, campers explore their
talents and creativity through a variety of activities,
including drama, music, the arts, games, team-build-
ing, field-trips, science, nature and even carpentry.
Along the way, campers will broaden their horizons as
they discover the power, they have to change the world
around them. For more information, call the office of
Faith Christian Academy at 321-2137, or visit
www.fcaangels.com to download the camp registration
Miss Kate's Pre K will be offering Summer Camp
for children ages 4-5 and Summer VPK for eligible chil-
dren who did not attend a VPK program during the
current school year.
Program hours will be 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday, beginning June 16 and ending Aug. 12.
Total group enrollment will be limited to 1 children.
Camp children can attend half-day or full day. VPK stu-
deits''ff o'chaige. Camp children: $45/ week for half-
, day; $65/week for full' day.'Contact Miss Kate at mis-
firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-0049.
Miss Kate's Pre K, 1303 Jasmine St., is now register-
ing 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 children in kindergarten, first and second
grades is available. For information and to register con-
tact Miss Kate at email@example.com or 321-
Step by Step
Step by Step Learning Centers are registering for
*the summer and fall VPK classes. The summer pro-
gram is held at school two on Amelia Concourse and
begins May 31.
Children must turn 5 before Sept. 1, 2011 and not
have attended a VPK program. The fall program is
held at both schools and begins Aug. 15. Children
must turn 4 before Sept. 1, 2011. Both schools are able
to complete the registration process, and the VPK pro-
gram is offered free for all students.
A summer camp is also offered at both schools, and
will begin after the regular school year. Call 261-6030.
Amelia Island Parent Cooperative Preschool is reg-
istering for 2011 summer camps for ages 3-5. Each
camp is two weeks, Monday through Friday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m., limit six per camp. Session 1 is June 20-
July 1; Session 2 is July 11-July 22; and Session 3 is July
25-Aug. 5. Cost is $175 per session. Each session will
have a different theme. Call 261-1161 or email
AIPC also is registering for fall 2011 classes for 2-
and 3-year-olds. Two-year-olds attend Tuesday and
Thursday, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $125 a month.
Three-year-olds attend Mondays, Wednesdays arid
Friday, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., for $175 a month. Call
261-1161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.aipcp.org.
Kinderstudios is offering performing arts summer
camps, including drawing/painting/set design, song
and dance and theater/drama games. Camps are 9
a.m.-3 p.m. and conclude with a theatrical performance
each Friday at 2.30 p.m.
Dates are July 4-8 Mary Poppins the musical; July
11-15 The Wizard of Oz the musical; July 18-22 -
Annie the musical; and July 25- 29 -The Sound of
Music the musical. Limit 15 per class, with three class-
es per camp: ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Pick up registra-
tion forms at the studio. Cost is $150 per week or $500
for all four weeks, with 20 percent discount for sib-
lings. Lunch not provided. Payment deadline is May
27. Call 415-0954.
To help with rising cost of tuition,
the Nassau County Gator Club will
offer multiple $500 individual schol-
arships to selected Nassau County
seniors chosen to attend the
University of Florida for the 2011-12
school year. For information visit
Eight Flags Charter Chapter of
the American Business Women's
Association (ABWA) is funding two
scholarships through the Stephen
Bufton Memorial Educational Fund
(SBMEF) one for $1,000 and one
for $2,000 for tuition, books and
fees. The field of study is not speci-
Candidates must be women who
are U.S. citizens and residents of
Nassau County with a cumulative
grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or
better on a 4.0 scale.
To be eligible for the $2,000
scholarship, candidates also must be
a college freshman, sophomore, jun-
ior, senior or graduate level in
August and attending or accepted at
an accredited college or university
authorized to confer degrees at least
at the baccalaureate level or higher.
To be eligible for the $.'1,000
scholarship, candidates also musl be
college first or second year level in
attending or accepted at a voca-
tional/technical school or communi-
ty college authorized to confer asso-
To apply for either scholarship
send your name and e-mail address
to Dawn Lunt at dawn32(email@example.com.
Applications must be completed by
May 15 at www.sbmef.org. Trustees
of SBMEF serve as the selection
board. Winners will be notified in
The Freedom from Religion
Foundation's 2011 High School
Senior Essay Contest for college-
bound high school seniors offers a
first-place Herbert Bushong award
of $2,000. Additional prizes from
$200 to $500 will be awarded for
essays of 500-750 words on the
topic: Describe a moment that made
you.proud to be a free thinker (athe-
ist, agnostic, nonbeliever).
Complete guidelines are posted
contests/. Essay must be submitted
both by mail (High School Essay
Contest, FFRF, PO. Box 750,
Madison, WI 53701) and email
(firstname.lastname@example.org) by June
1. Winners will be announced in
August. Winning essays will be
printed in Freethought Today,
FFRF's newspaper, and later posted
online at FFRF's website.
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MISSING SIAMESE CAT white Seal-
point. Needs medicine immediately. 19
years old. Deaf. Lost near Baptist
Hospital area on Sat. 4/24. 491-6598
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at either Bealls Outlet or CVS parking
lot. Heartbroken over lost photos of
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check the Nassau Humane Society
facility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
to the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.
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me find my little dog. Pebbles is her
name. 261-9516, leave message.
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RESIDENCE INN is now accepting
applications for front desk &
housekeeping positions. Must be
willing to work all shifts, weekends and
holidays. No phone calls please. Fill out
application at 2301 Sadler Rd.
LAND SURVEYING Full time survey
crew members. Must be experienced.
Manzie & Drake Land Surveying,
www.manzieanddrake.com. Call (904)
LIVE LONG WELL CARE
Private Duty Home Care
Patient Centered Care
PRN CNA's/Home Health Aide's
Needed. RN's and LPN- PRN-
Must have current CNA and CPR
certification. Flexible work schedule.
Computer based training. 401K with
company match as of Day 1. Generous
Paid-Time .Off Program for Part Timers/
PRN. To apply: http://www.livelonawell
DRIVERS NEEDED Clean &
professional a must Call Ace Taxi at
(904)225-8888. New owners.
P/T BREAKFAST ATTENDANT -
MUST be reliable. Work hours:
Saturday & Sundays 5:45am-11am.
Apply at Holiday Inn Express, 76071
Sidney Place, Yulee, FL 32097:
SECURITY OFFICERS -. FT/PT. "D" lic.
required. Great pay/benefits. Call now
Companies desperately need employ-
ees to assemble products at home. No
selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.
SOUS CHEF, BAKER, STEWARDS
Fine Dining Experience Required
Full & Part-Time Positions Available
Espressos Cafe, Amelia Island
Fax Resume to (904)491-9810
CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment
School. 3 wk training program.
Backhoes, bulldozers, trackhoes. Local
job placement asst. Start digging dirt
now. (866)362-6497. ANF
STYLIST ELEMENTS SALON. Full or
part-time. Professional & experienced.
Call (904)491-0991, ask for Jessica.
17 DRIVERS NEEDED Top 5% pay.
Excellent benefits. New trucks ordered.
Need 2 mos CDL-A driving exp.
DRIVER Recession proof freight.
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AMELIA ISLAND CLUB & Restaur-
ant now hiring exp'd Chefs & Serv-
ers. No phone calls please. Send email
FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONIST Full
time Front Desk person needed for a
busy Optometric Practice. Pleasant
'communication skills, must be a team
player, computer knowledge and the
ability to multi task is required. Fax
resume to 904-261-7383.
HAMPTON INN AND SUITES Down
town Femandina, is accepting
applications for Chief Engineer-Hotel
experience preferred, housekeepers, a
maintenance associate & a part-time
night auditor. Experience preferred.
Applications available at 19 So. 2nd
St., Fernandjna Beach.
WE ARE LOOKING to hire qualified
conductors. Background checks will be
conducted as appropriate based on
requirements of position. Apply
www.cpr.ca Canadian Pacific
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NOW HIRING Experienced Servers
for BBQ restaurant. Micros training and
cheery disposition a plus. Excellent
training rate, flexible schedule. Give
us a call at (985)373-6174 to schedule
interview. References required.
44-YR ESTABLISHED Manufacturer
Home Retailer looking for exp. sales
person. Draw + comm., insurance,
401K & bonuses. Email resume to
S 204 Work Wanted
NEED ADMINISTRATIVE HELP? -
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appts. Professional & confidential.
CONCRETE PATIOS, DRIVEWAYS &
SIDEWALKS Starting at $849 with
Most permits included. Call 491-4383
A & A LAWN MAINTENANCE Prices
start as low as $25. Specializing in
lawn maintenance and weed control.
EXP'D CHILDCARE Looking for nan-
ny work. Have resume, very impress-
ive work exp. Housing would be great
benefit. Call (251)923-7586 (Sally).
*SUN LAWN CARE*
Mow, trim, edge, hedges, beds, etc.
Free quote, best price possible.
DO YOU Or Your Elderly Parents
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references. Inquiries pls call (904)755-
OWN YOUR BUSINESS Take over'
candy business, 45 machines, $2500.
DO YOU EARN $800 in a day? Your
own local candy route. 25 machines &
candy all for $9995, All major credit
cards accepted. (877)915-8222.
301 Schools &
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Financial aid if qualified Housing
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SALE If interested, contact Chris at
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good home with children. 2 year old
male, neutered,' has all shots. Free to
right home! Comes w/crate. 277-3448
601 Garage Sales
HUGE MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE -
Fri. & Sat., 6:30am-? 905 HN. 15th
GARAGE SALE 1469 S. Fletcher
Ave., Fernandina. Fri. 4/29, 12pm-
5pm, Sat. 4/30, 8am-5pm & Sun. 5/1,
8am-5pm. Furniture, clothes, fabric,
art, books, knick-knacks, etc.
BIG YARD SALE 85281 Lil William
Rd., Fernandina Beach. Furniture,
baby stuff, doll collectibles, household
misc., & more. Sat. 4/30 & Sun. 5/1,
BIG GARAGE SALE Two families.
Name brand clothes, shoes,
microwave, rocking horse, toy box,
suitcase, scooter, & misc. 23774
Arrigo Blvd. Sat. 4/20, 8am-?
THURS. 4/28 & FRI. 4/29 YARD
SALE 9am-l1pm. Antiques,
collectibles, oil paintings, furniture.
505 S. 9th St.
GRAND OPENING THE TREASURE
CHEST CONSIGNMENT SHOP. In
Callahan across from Dollar General.
Antiques, home decor, brand name
clothing at 10% off. New. inventory
weekly. (904)879-1780. 10am-7pm,
7AM, FRI. & SAT. Collectible glass &
pottery, Helsey, Cambridge, Fostoria,
Fiesta, Spangle. Silver tea set, oak
East Lake chipped carved server &
china before 1900, music box with ice
dancers. 2041 Oak Marsh Dr. (904)
491-8002. Rain or shine.
SPRING MARKET FEST!
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early to sell for only $15 or just shop
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50% of all funds raised go to Nassau
Humane Society who will be on hand
with pets for adoption to good
Fri May 13th from 10am-2pm at
AAAA Self Storage (next to Staples)
1830 S 8th St Fernandina Beach.
Call (904-556-6966. Spaces are
limited so hurry and call!
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prices. 315 S. 5th St., 3 blocks from
LARGE ESTATE SALE 1611 Alachua
Street. Many furniture items as well as
knick-knacks, tools, appliances.
Clearing home for sale. All things must
go. Thurs., Fri. and Sat.
ANTIQUE YARD SALE Antique tools,
glassware, kitchenware, fishing gear,
lures, also lots of jewelry, some old and
new, sterling silver and gold, also
foreign coins, some silver ones, old tea
sets, and ceramic dolls, including
Barbies, Precious Moments collection
and Dale Eamhart collection. Old quilts
and some antique furniture. Lots More.
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9 5 Blackrock Road, 2.4 miles down
on left to Brighton Place, look for signs.
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610 Air Conditioners
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LOW S$S Queen mattress set $175.
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1612 Musical Instruments
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701 Boats & Trailers
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repainted, new wood, needs to be put
back together. $3900. (904)206-0269
704 Recreation Vehicle
2001 KEYSTONE COUGAR 27 EFS
FIFTH WHEEL Excellent condition.
Many extras. Hitch included. $8,500.
802 Mobile Homes
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.
S802 Mobile Homes
CALLAHAN NEW 3BR/2BA Double
wide and corner lot, approx. 1690 sqft.
incl. porch. Cent H&AC. City water,
sewer $82,000 Neg. (276)768-9595
804 Amelia Island Homes
FSBO 1622 Alachua St., FB. 2BR/
2BA, close to beach, huge lot, great
neighborhood. As is. $139,900. Call
$259,900 4BR/2BA, custom brick,
Florida room, sprinkler system, privacy
fence. www.owners.com #apdl412.
(904)583-2246 or (904)583-2251
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
808 Off Island/Yulee
PRISTINE HOME on one acre high &
dry land. Furnished with all yarc
equipment, mowers, etc. (904)219-
S 809 Lots
BRADY POINT LOT 1.3 ac. ALL
offers considered. (912)433-6811
AMELIA PARK COTTAGE LOT $20k
below Developer-Priced Lots $49k;
OCEANVIEW LOT North of Racheal
and First Ave. (See photos at
ForSaleByOwner.com property #
22800345). Centrally located w/beach
access across the street and Egan's
Creek Greenway to the west. tot size
72x125. Asking $199,500. Call Racheal
LAND FOR SALE 4.5 acres, 14th
St./Adams Rd., Fernandina Beach.
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
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I851 Roommate Wantedl
FEMALE TO SHARE 2BR/2BA
furnished condo on beach near Ritz.
Rent negotiable for the nght person.
852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA CH&A, one acre deep
water access lot, boat storage.
3BR/2BA 14x70, Yulee. We mow.
Service animals only. $650/mo. + $650
dep. New carpet, water softener. Ref.
and lease req'd. (904)255-5214
NICE 3BR/2BA SW $695/mo. Nice
oak cabinetry. ALSO 2BR New paint
& flooring, $595/mo. Small pets only.
Water/sewer included. (904)501-5999
1BR BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED -
A.I., gated, includes all utilities, short-
term rental. Beach access. No smok-
ing. $1050. (904)206-1071, 321-4262
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
1BR/1BA FULLY FURNISHED APT. -
$850/mo. + deposit. Looking for long
term rental. Pets allowed. Call Rob
858 Condos-Unfumished| 1860 Homes-Unfurnished
OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005
Affordable Apartments For Rent -
$560-$747. POST OAK APARTMENTS
has 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for
rent. Post Oak is a quaint and cozy
community close to Historic Fernandina
Beach, shopping, area schools, and
miles of beautiful beaches! Equal Opp-
ortunity Housing Complex and handi-
cap Accessible. Call today 277-7817.
CONDO FOR RENT The Palms,
3BR/2BA. Includes W/D. Gated
community with pool. $900/mo. Call
SADLER RD. Amelia Landings. 2BR/
2BA upgraded unit, screened porch,
2nd floor $1050. Garbage, sewer &
water included. (904)277-0006
2BR/2BA 2-car garage. Long Term
rental $1,150/mo. Tennis court & pool.
Deposit req'd. No smoking. Application
fee required. Pis call (904)838-1969.
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,
LUXURY 3BR/2BA OCEANFRONT 3BR/2BA Executive home in Ocean OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Summer Beach, 2 pools, gated comm. View Estates, close to beach, 1750 sq. Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
1 yr lease. $1800/mo. (912)240-1388 ft. $1450/mo. Call (904)885-1356. Realtor, for special rates.
S 3 Bedrooms
S* V W/D Connections
Str t Sparkling Pool
S. Tehnis Courts
SClose to shopping
r 20 minutes to Jacksonville
City Apartments with Country Charm!
37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, Florida
EastwooB aks Mou.-Fri. 8:30-5:30
Apartments Sat. /Sun. by Appt.
Real Estate, Inc.
*3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs
2BR/IBA Furnished $1200 a
month + utilities. Available May I,
S1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/I BA.1,243
approx. sq.ft. $1,200/mo. + utili-
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 visibility,
$2,200 a month includes Rent,
CAM, and Sales Tax. Availabe June
1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $2,250/mo.
lease + tax. Sale also considered.
*I334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/ IBA.
1,243 approx. sq.ft. $1,200/mo. +
l942 1.406 .
95330 Spinaker 3792 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/olfice wifireplace,
gourmet kitchen with high end appliances. Master Suite
offers separate sitting room facing the ocean. Master bath
features separate vanities, large shower and oversized
jetted tub. Community Pool. Available fully furnished. On
96268 Park 3000 sf 4BR/4.5BA two story home located
in Oyster Bay. Porches front and rear overlooking canal.
- Gourmet kitchen. Bamboo flooring throughout. Washer
& Dryer. Yacht Club privileges. Pets ok. Off Island.
2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 sf. 3BR3.5BA executive.
home located on exclusive Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. Fireplace, large bonus room overlooking two
decks, hot tub and a power generator are just some of the
feature of this home. Pets ok. On Island. S2,100/mo
32436 Fern Parke 3010 sf 4BR/4BA large Flora Parke
home with tile family room and kitchen. Screened in
ground pool, three car garage, fenced yard and security
system. No pets. Off Island. $2,000/mo
96094 Marsh Lake 3095 sf 3BR'3BA in gated
community. Huge upgraded kitchen, large family room
and covered patio for entertaining. Lawncare & WID, Pets
ok. Off Island. S1,850/mo
87132 Kipling 2301 sf. 3BR.2BA Marsh Lakes home
.1 with tile and wood flooring throughout. Professionally
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. $1,450/mo
96375 Piedmont 2085 sf. 3BR/2.5BA two story home
with large family room and master suite downstairs.
Upgraded kitchen with new stainless appliances and
adjacent breakfast area. Fenced in backyard. Washer &
dryer. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,300/mo
75079 Ravenwood 1725 sf 3BR/2BA open floor plan
Florida style home in Timbercreek. Bright, large rooms
and kitchen overlooking living area with plenty of cabinet
space. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo
76044 Long Pond 1922 sq ft, 3BR/2BA house in
Cartesian Pointe. Large family room with separate den or
office. Bright open cat in kitchen with view of pond.
Security system and irrigation. Paver driveway. Pets ok.
Off Island. $1,200/mo
Amelia Lakes #521 1145 sf 3BR/2BA second floor
condo with screen porch overlooking pool. Family room
has vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Master suite with two
walk-in closets. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,000/mo
The Palms #15 1193 sf. 3BR/2BA second floor condo
- designed and maintained koi water garden in backyard in the Palms, a gated community with swimming pool.
overlooking the marsh. Screened and tiled back porch. Upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless
Master suite with attached sitting/office space. All lawn steel appliances. Pets ok. On Island. $950/mo
:. care included! Pets ok. Off Island. $1,795/mo
5437 Leonard 1322 sf. 2BR/2BA home in American
- 96178 Blackrock 3544 sf. 3BR.4BA high end custom Beach with parquet floors and kitchen overlooking the
built home in the gated community of Blackrock living room. large side yard with shade trees and a
Hammock off Chester Rd. Large spacious rooms, eat in pavilion. Short distance to the beach! Pets ok. On Island.
kitchen and screened porch with fully fenced backyard. $850/mo
Pets ok. Off Island. S1,695/mo
837-A Mary 816 sf 2BD/1 BA upstairs duplex located on
1549 Geddes -2120 sf 3BR2.5BA furnished town home the North end of Amelia Island. Bright and open with
in the Amelia Park neighborhood. Open two story floor large yard and carport. Pets ok. On Island. $850/mo
plan with kitchen overlooking family area. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,650./mo Amelia Lakes #1422 1143 sq ft, 2BR/2BA upstairs unit
in Amelia Lakes community. Vaulted ceiling in great room
85121 Bostick 2145 sf. 31BR3BA bright and open with fireplace. Screened porch overlooking 23 acre lake.
: home. Separate office or 4th bedroom. Kitchen with Pets ok. Off Island. $850/mo
Corian countertops and stainless appliances. Fireplace
and lots of windows in the Family room. Huge screened Forest Ridge #K1 770 sf. 2BB/1BA first floor condo in
patio overlooking the golf course. W'D. Pets ok. Off the community of Forest Ridge Village. Unit is located
Island. S1,650/mo close to the pool and tennis courts and a short walk to
the beach. No Pets. On Island. $795/mo
COmAfERCLAL SALALL BUSINESS OFFICE SPACE
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CONDO FOR RENT 2BR/1BA, ground
floor, pool, tennis court, clubhouse,
near beach. Service pets only. $800/
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29. 2011 LEISURE News-Leader
By David Morgan
Been following the gold and silver market
lately? Well if you have a jewelry box, a
lock box full of gold or a coffee can full
of old coins, you should be, according
to Ohio Valley Refinery spokesperson
John Miller. "The gold and silver markets
have not been this strong for over 30
years" said Miller. Typically when the
U.S. dollar is weak and the economy is
flat, gold and silver markets soar. "That's
good news if you are sitting on a few
gold necklaces or an old class ring" says
Next week, starting Tuesday at
9am and every day next week through
Saturday, the Ohio Valley Refinery is
setting up a satellite refinery right here in
Kingsland at the Hawthorn Suites.
During their 5 day stay, anyone can bring
gold, silver or platinum items and turn them
in for immediate payment, explains John
Miller. "Just about everybody has some
amount of gold or silver just lying around
collecting dust and this week anybody can
sell theirs direct to our refinery. Typically
selling direct to a refinery is reserved for
larger wholesale customers like jewelry
stores, pawn shops and laboratories" says
Miller. "We 'are changing how business
is done," he explains "we want to do
business with everybody so we took our
business to the streets". "Our teams visit
various cities around the country hosting
5 day events and allowing the general
public to take advantage of our services.
"The turnout has been overwhelming"
says Miller. "Usually each day is busier
than the previous day. It seems once
people come to us and sell something,
they are so amazed what an old.ring
or gold coin is worth, they go home
and start digging around for more and
Above: Refinery representatives will be on hand next week starting Tuesday through
Saturday to purchase all gold, silver and platinum items, as well as coins. Public welcome!
telling .relatives, friends.and neighbors.
It's like a feeding frenzy by the third day.
People line up with everything from gold
jewelry to sterling silver flatware sets to
old coins. I think during this bad economy
everybody can use extra money, but most
people say they are taking advantage of
selling direct to our refinery because of
the higher prices we pay".
During this special event, anyone is
welcome to bring all types of gold, silver
and platinum to the refinery and turn it
in for instant payment. The types of items
they will accept include all gold jewelry,
gold coins, gold ounces, dental gold,
old coins made before 1965 including
silver dollars, halves, quarters at'd dimes,
anything marked "sterling" including
flatware sets, tea pots, silver bars, silver
ounces and all industrial precious metals.
What should you expect if you go
to the event to sell your gold and/or
silver? Just gather up all gold, silver and
platinum in any form. If you are not sure
if it's gold or silver, bring it in and they
will test it for free. When you arrive at
the event you will be asked to fill out a
simple registration card and will be issued
a number. Seating will be available.
When your number is called you will be
escorted to a table where your items will
be examined, tested and sorted. This only
takes a few minutes, using their expertise
and specialized equipment. Items will be
counted and/or weighed. The value of
the items will be determined based on
up to the minute market prices. Live feeds
will be available at the event displaying
current market prices of all precious
metals. If you choose to sell your items,
they will be bagged and tagged and you
will be escorted to the cashier to collect
your payment..Waiting time to sell your
items may range from just a few minutes
to 1 hour, so bring something to read.
If you are the owner of a jewelry store,
pawn shop, dentist office or a dealer you
are encouraged to call ahead to make
an appointment with the smelt master to
discuss their special dealer programs.
They can be reached during Refinery
hours at (217) 787-7767.
Ohio Valley Refinery will open for
business Tuesday from 9am-6pm. The
event continues every day through next
Saturday. No appointment is needed for
the general public.
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SILVER AND GOLD COIN PRICES
UP DURING POOR ECONOMY.
Cdl. oftors and Enthusinsts in
Kii -k d v/ith $200,000 to
By Ken McIntosh
Got Coin? It might be just the time to
cash in. Next week, starting Tuesday
and continuing through Saturday, the
International Collectors Association in
conjunction with the Ohio Valley Gold
& Silver Refinery will be purchasing all
types of silver and gold coins direct from
the public. All types are welcome and the
event is free.
Collectors will be on hand to identify
and sort your coins. Then the quality or
grade will be determined. The better the
grade the more they are worth, according
'to collectors I talked to. With the silver
and gold markets high, prices of older
coins are too. Any coins minted before,
1965 in the U.S. are 90% silver, except
nickels and pennies.
The coin's worth is determined by the
rarity and the grade. Old silver dollars
are worth a great premium right now,
even well worn heavily circulated ones
are bringing good premiums. Franklin
and Kennedy half dollars, Washington
quarters, Mercury and Roosevelt dimes
are all worth many times the face value.
While older types like Seated Liberty,
Standing Liberties, and Barber coins are
worth even more.
Gold coins are really worth a lot
right now, according to Brian Eades of
the International Collectors Association.
"This country didn't start minting coins
until 1792" says Eades. He explained,
"Before that, people would trade goods
using gold dust and nuggets. Some
shop keepers would take more gold
than needed to pay for items purchased.
There was no uniform system of making
The government opened the first
mints and began cli 'r,burg the coins
in 1792. By the beginning of the 19th
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century, coins and paper currency were
wide spread and our monetary system
was here to stay. In 1933 Roosevelt
required all banking institutions to turn
in all gold coins. Once all banks turned
in this gold, the president raised the
gold standard from $20.00 per ounce to
$33.00 per ounce. This was his way of
stimulating the economy during the great
depression. However, gold coins were
never redistributed after the recall. But not
all gold coins were turned in. "Many folks
during that time didn't completely trust the
government and chose to keep their gold"
These gold coins are sought after by
collectors today and bring many times
the face value. Any gold coins with the
mint marks of CC, D or 0 will bring nice
premiums. Collectors at the event will be
glad to show you where to look. Other
types of coins .-..11 also be purchased
including foreign coins, Indian cents, two
cent pieces, half dimes, three cent pieces
and buffalo nickels to name a few.
Collectors warn people against
trying to clean their coins, as significant
damage can be done and the coin's value
COINS: All coins made before 1965:
silver and gold coins, dollars, halves,
quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.
All conditions wanted!
VINTAGE GUITARS: Martin, Gibson,
Fender, National, Rickenbacker,
Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos & others
WRIST & POCKET WATCHES: Rolex,
Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopard,
Cartier, Philippe, Waltham, Swatch,
Elgin, Bunn Special, Railroad, Ebel,
Illinois, Hamilton & all others
JEWELRY: Gold, silver, platinum,
diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all types
of stones and metals, rings, bracelets,
necklaces, etc. (including broken and
early costume jewelry)
ANTIQUE TOYS: All makers and
types of toys made before 1965:
Hot Wheels, Tonka, Buddy L, Smith
Miller, Nylint, Robots, Battery Toys,
Mickey Mouse, Train Sets (all gauges,
accessories, individual cars), Barbie,
GI Joe, German & others
WAR MEMORABILIA: Revolutionary
War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, etc:
swords, badges, clothes, photos,
medals, knives, gear, letters.
Local records reveal to our research
department that recent vintage guitar
sold for $2400.00 and another for
$12,000.00 to a collector that will be
tied into the event this week via live
LOCAL RESIDENTS ARE READY TO CASH IN!
International antique buy-' r: t--.w n1 next week
and ready to stimulafte ec
By David Morgan
Hundreds of phone calls from local residents poured in to the corporate office of the
Ohio Valley Gold and Silver Refinery this week-inquiring about items to be purchased
by the team of antique buyers that is on site with OVGSR.
The team of buyers next week are purchasing a vast array of vintage items, along
with the coins, gold jewelry and sterling silver items the refinery deals in. It is a local
shot in the' arm for our economy-the spokesperson for the event expects to spend in
excess of $200,000.00 next week at the Hawthorn Suites, paying local residents
on the spot. The spokesperson for the company has explained that these collectors are
paying collector prices for the vintage items and it is great way for people to get a great
value for their items.
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Above: Refinery representatives will be on hand next week starting Tuesday through
Saturday to purchase all gold, silver and platinum items, as well as coins. Public welcome!
ANTICIPATION HIGH AS OHIO VALLEY GOLD &
SILVER REFINERY OPENS FOR BUSINESS NEXT WEEK