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City won't


boat ramp

after all
The city has terminated $200,000
worth of state grants and abandoned a
controversial plan to relocate the city
boat ramp, which will now stay where
.it is at the city marina. The city has
already spent about $32,000 in con-
sulting fees to evaluate the boat ramp
City commissioners on Tuesday
approved the termination of $200,000
in grants awarded to the city by the
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
and the Florida Inland Navigation
District to help fund designing and
permitting for a new boat ramp.
According to a city document,
Bergmann Associates of Jacksonville
determined in January that the existing
boat ramp "appears to be in fair con-
dition and should continue to be in
service for 10 to 20 years." Bergmann
Associates are marine engineers for
city engineering consultants Zev
Cohen & Associates.
SConsultants had estimated the
entire boat ramp relocation project
BOAT Continued on 3A

Woman claims she

was victim of feud

A former employee of the State Attorney's Office is
alleging she suffered sexual harassment at the hands of
Nassau County's top prosecutor, perhaps shedding more
light on a rift between him and the sheriff.
In a lawsuit filed April 29 against State Attorney
Angela Corey, former felony intake clerk Julie Lyncker
claimed she was fired in 2009 in retaliation for her
repeated complaints about the behavior of Assistant
State Attorney Wesley White.
She claimed White had made inappropriate com-
ments about a perceived relationship between her and
Nassau County Sheriff Tommy Seagraves, asked if she'd
ever had sex with a married man and made sexually
charged comments about her clothing. White is not
named as a defendant in the suit, which seeks damages
only for Lyncker's termination.
Corey said Wednesday that her office would file a
response to Lyncker's suit within about 30 days.
"Our office intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit,
as we do with every employee complaint, whether it rises
to the level of an (Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission) complaint or a lawsuit such as this," she
Lyncker had worked for the State Attorney's Office
since 1993. In 2008, both she and White were volunteers
for Corey's 2008 election campaign. Upon taking office,
Corey appointed White director of the State Attorney's
Nassau County office.
According to the lawsuit, White's harassment of
Lyncker began after Corey's election but before she
took office. White allegedly asked Lyncker more than
once if she had a sexual relationship with Seagraves.
While she said she was friends with Seagraves, she

Seagraves White Corey

repeatedly denied that they had a romantic attachment
- denials which White apparently did not believe, the law-
suit said.
Lyncker claimed that after he became an assistant
state attorney, White attempted to convince her to act as
his "pipeline" to the sheriff, asking her to use her per-
ceived influence over Seagraves to get a favorable
response to various requests of White's including a
request for a personal sheriff's office radio and handle
- and requests related to sheriff's personnel assigned to
the State Attorney's Office.
"It was clear to Ms. Lyncker that Mr. White was ask-
ing her to make these requests to and have these dis-
cussions with Sheriff Seagraves because Ms. Lyncker
was a woman whom Mr. White believed had influence
over Sheriff Seagraves because of a perceived sexual rela-
tionship," the lawsuit stated.
According"to the lawsuit, Lyncker refused White's
requests and told him she was "uncomfortable with his
attempts to use her to get a better relationship with/more
information from Sheriff Seagraves."
The suit also claims that White criticized what she
LAWSUIT Continued on 3A


to cut 39

Community Newspapers
Nassau County Schools will cut 39
teachers, 15 paraprofessional employ-
ees and 11 custodians, among other
budget reductions, to cope with a pro-
jected $6 million revenue loss in the
2011-12 fiscal year, which begins
July 1.
The cuts are necessary due to a
reduction in state budget allocations
and to cover expected increases in
fuel costs and utilities, according to
Executive Director of Administrative
Services Sharyl Wood.
'These positions are spread even-
ly across the county at the elemen-
tary and secondary levels," Wood
wrote in an email April 25.
During a Nassau County School
Board meeting April 28,
Superintendent John Ruis said sever-
al criteria such as teacher certifica-
tion, seniority and uninterrupted serv-
ice in Nassau County are considered
prior to terminating teacher employ-
Ruis plans to present budget items
to the school board for its recom-
mendations on how to reduce budget
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The 9th Annual Fernandina Beach Middle School Coffee House was held at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center on Tuesday with over
250 people attending. The annual event debuts the school's magazine Smorgasbord -All You Can Read featuring the students' poems,
essays and short stories and alsd the works of student artists. Smorgasbord is produced by the Literary Club directed by Heather Stefanski
and Renee Thompson, above. Reading from their works Tuesday were, from left below, Palmer Alvarez, Rachel Sheffield, Anna Bridwell
and Alexis Brown. The 106-page magazine is available for sale at the school for $5.


Why isnft

he in jail?

Dead man's

brother asks
Ralph Martens wants to know why
the man who allegedly was driving a
car that killed his brother isn't in jail.
Harold Martens, a 58-year-old road
crew worker, died last week from
injuries suffered when he was hit by a
car allegedly driven by a Fernandina
Beach man. Although police described
the accident as "alcohol-related," the
driver was not arrested and was driv-
en home from the scene by taxicab.
Charges against him are pending the
results of a toxicology test, according
to the Florida Highway Patrol.
A review of driving under the influ-
ence charges reveals that it is not
unusual for accused drunk drivers to
be taken to the Nassau County Jail,
booked and jailed. But that didn't hap-
pen in this case and 61-year-old Ralph
Martens of LaBelle said he doesn't
understand why.
"To me it's just like shooting some-
body with a gun," Martens said
Wednesday. "It's just as deadly and
they put them in jail. Why is he out
running free?"
More troubling to some is that the
driver has been seen drinking at local
bars downtown since the accident.
They too question why he wasn't taken
to jail the night of the accident.
Police have not released their
report of the accident that night to the
public. Fernandina Beach Police were
first to arrive but immediately called in
the Florida Highway Patrol, which
took over the investigation.
Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Leeper said
the accident occurred about 9 p.m.
April 26 on South Fletcher Avenue
near Sadler Road as Harold Martens'
crew was laying sod along the road-
side. The car allegedly struck Martens
and then crashed into the rear of the
crew's tractor-trailer. Martens was
transported to Shands Jacksonville
Medical Center, where he died April
28. The driver was treated at the scene
for minor injuries and released after
blood was drawn for the toxicology
Leeper said getting results from
that test could take awhile.
"Charges are still pending right
now," Leeper said Monday. "It'll prob-
DUI Continued on 3A

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FRIDAY. MAY 6.2011 NEWS News-Leader

Amelia final stop in Petty charity ride
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Celebrities scheduled to reception held the same day at Island Dream Cars, Amelia
Across America, a motorcycle join for all or part of the trip Amelia Dream Cars, 232 S. Hotel at the Beach and The
ride for charity, will be arriving include ESPN NASCARanalyst Eighth St., from 6-8 p.m. Cost is Crab Trap Restaurant.
at The Amelia Hotel at the Brad Daugherty, former NFL a $50 donation, per person, Another way to give is by
Beach on Friday, May 13. great and Heisman Trophy win- which includes cocktails, light dialing 27722 and texting the
Petty is a former NASCAR ner Herschel Walker and snacks, a brief live auction, as word RIDE. A $10 donation
Sprint Cup driver and the NASCAR driver and Bo-Dyn well as an opportunity to meet will show up on your cell phone
Charity Ride founder. He will Olympic bobsled founder, Geoff Petty and other celebrity bill.
lead a field of more than 175 Bodine. guests. Tickets are available at The ride's arriving on
riders from Lake Placid, N.Y., to Fans and spectators may see The Amelia Hotel at the Beach, Amelia Island concludes a 2,400-
Amelia Island to raise aware- the riders arrive that afternoon The Crab Trap Restaurant and mile trek down the East Coast.
ness and funds for several caus- as they drive over the Shave Amelia Island Dream Cars. Call You can follow Petty and the
es, including Victory Junction, Bridge, travel through the his- 877-263-5428, (877-AMELIA U), riders on several social media
a camp for chronically ill chil- toric downtown, to the beach for more information, pages, including facebook.com/
dren founded by the Petty fam- and finally arriving at the hotel. One-hundred percent of the kpcharityride, twitter.com/kp
ily in honor of their late son The public is invited to join proceeds go to the charity. This charityride and twitter.com/
Adam. Petty and his riders at a cocktail event is sponsored by Amelia kylepetty


Ronnie Luke Edwards

Minister Ronnie Luke
Edwards, a longtime resident
of Nassau County, passed away
April 29, 2011.
He was well known and
loved throughout and will be
greatly missed, from hauling
metal around the county, he
was known for ministering the
Gospel, preaching and teach-
ing God's word and helping
anyone he came in contact
with. He served faithfully in
the church as superintendent
of the Sunday School, a
teacher, usher, and choir mem-
He leaves to cherish his

Nell Taylor Smith
Nell Taylor Smith, 80, of
Tarpon Avenue, died Wednes-
day, May 4, 2011 in Northeast
Medical Center, Concord, NC.
Mrs. Smith was born in
Hertford County, NC and was
the daughter of the late John
and Betty Taylor. A Methodist
by faith, her life's works includ-
ed employment as a teacher's
aid, work in various museums
and libraries, and as a home-
maker and mother. In addition
to her parents she was pre-
ceded in death by her hus-
band, Thomas Lloyd Smith,
Sr., and brothers Linwood and
John Taylor.
Surviving are her son, TL.
Smith, Jr. and wife Gina of
Concord; her sister, Helen
Cotton of Cofield; and other

memories a devout wife, Janie
Thomas Robinson Edwards;
children Tamara and Ronetta
Edwards, Alfonzer and De
Shawn Robinson; a brother,
Walter Edwards; a host of
grands, great-grands, other rel-
atives and numerous friends.
Funeral services will be
held Saturday atl p.m. at River
of Praise, 83410 St. Mark Dr.,
the Rev. Larry Osborne,
Pastor, with the Rev. Earl Richo
officiating. Visitation will be
from 6 to 8 p.m. today at
Harper Chapel Baptist Church.
Toston-La Frans Funeral Home

extended family members and
Funeral services will be
held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in
Eure Christian Church by the
Rev. Michael Brinkley. Burial
will follow in the church ceme-
tery. Friends may join the fam-
ily Monday from 7:00 to 8:00
p.m. in Miller Funeral Home,
304 Main Street, Gatesville, or
in the church social hall fol-
lowing services on Tuesday.
Flowers are welcomed or
contributions may be made to
any chapter of the American
Heart Association.
Online condolences may be
made by visiting www.miller
Miller Funeral Home
Gatesville. NC.

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Delvin L. Holmes, 67, died on Saturday, April 30, 2011. A
memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at New
Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeremiah
Robinson officiating.
Green Pine Funeral Home

Mr. G. Howard Rhyne, 84, of Fernandina Beach
died on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Memorial services will be
held on Saturday, June 4 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home. Complete arrangements will be
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Eldon J. Wheaton, 80, died on Thursday, May 5, 2011.
Arrangements were incomplete at time of publication.
SGreen Pine Funeral Home

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Keeping with this year's festival theme of "Shrimping
on Island Time;" Island Girl arrives decked out in color-
ful flags and palm trees for the decorated boat contest on
Sunday at the Shrimp Festival. The Fernandina Beach
trawler, owned and captained by Barry Woods, took first-
place honors .
Second place went to the boat "Capt. Snorky,"
owner/Captain Artie Caruso, home port of Fernandina
Beach; third to "Winds of Fortune," owner Wayne
Magwood, Captain Rockie Magwood, home' port of Mt.
Pleasant, S.C.; and fourth to "Capt. Harold,"
owner/Captain Rick Lucas, home port of Fernandina
"Ye Ole Pirate," owned and captained by Steve Hair,
won first place for Best Decorated Commercial/Charter
Best Decorated Recreational Boat first-place honors
went to "'Tween da Buoys," owner/Captain Jerry and
Paula Foster. Second place was "Kendall Brooke,"
owner/Captain Hans Kratky.

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Tornado help
Redbones Dog Bakery
and Boutique, 809 S. Eighth
St, is accepting donations to
help with the recovery and
rescue of animals in Tusca-
loosa, Ala., a town devastated
last week by a F4 tornado. A
former Redbones employee
now lives in Tuscaloosa and
volunteers at the local animal
shelter. Redbones will accept
all donations, but monetary
gifts are the most useful (gift
cards and cash) due to the
cost of transporting large
items to Tuscaloosa. For
information call Redbones at
RAIN sale
Amelia Self-Storage,
behind Ace Hardware on
South Eighth Street, will
hold an Open Market May 7
from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. RAIN
Humane Society is participat-
ing, with three units reserv-
ed for items to sell. Proceeds
from the sale will benefit the
animals in residence and
RAIN's outreach programs.

Marine Corps
The Marine Corps
League Everett P Pope
Detachment will meet at 7
p.m. May 10 at the American

Legion Post 54,626 S. Third
St., Fernandina Beach. The
League includes those serv-
ing in the U.S. Marine Corps
and those who have been
honorably discharged, along
with Navy Corpsmen who
served with Fleet Marine
Corps Forces.
AARP meets
The East Nassau County
Chapter 4806 of AARP will
meet May 10 at 1 p.m. at the
Council on Aging building,
across from Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. Get updates
on the national organization,
state issues and programs of
interest. Guests are invited
to attend. For information
call John P Megna at 277-
2143. The chapter will not
meet in June.
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson
Associates Inc. offers gun
courses at the Range &
Educational Training Center
in Nassau County. A
Concealed Weapon License
Course will be offered May
10, 12, 16, 25 and 27 at 6:15
p.m. A Basic with Defensive
Tactics Course will be
offered May 14 and 28 at
7:45 a.m. For information
and scheduling contact
Belson at 491-8358,476-2037
or gbelson@bellsouth.net.

Concert to feature

patriotic favorites

ARIAS (Amelia Residents
in Action for the Symphony)
presents its ahnual Memorial
Day weekend "Let Freedom
Ring" concert, featuring the
entire Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra, on May 26.
The concert will again be
held at First Baptist Church
on. South Eighth Street,
Fernandina Beach. Doors will
open at 7 p.m. and the concert
begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and avail-
able atThe Book Loft; Front &
Center; Fernandina Beach
Municipal Golf Course; Golf
Club of Amelia; the Amelia
Island Convention and Visitors
Bureau; and the reception cen-
ter of the Omni Resort at
Amelia Island Plantation.

Tickets will also be sold at the
The program, built around
Memorial Day patriotic cele-
brations, is one that area resi-
dents will want to hear and
The orchestra will play a
great set of American favorites,
including several Sousa
marches. And as usual, the
orchestra will pay special trib-
ute to those who have served
in the military with the Armed
Forces Salute, a piece that
includes the well-known songs
that identify the respective
branches of the armed serv-
For information about the
concert or tickets, call Hal
Latimer at 261-8282.

Book club announces

reading schedule, books

The Friends of the Library
Book Club meets at 7 p.m. on
the second Thursday of every
month in the parlor room of
St. Peter's Episcopal Church,
801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina

Beach, with moderators
Marilyn and Norman Wesley.
New members are always wel-
FOL Book Club selections
for 2011-12 are:
May 12: Beatrice and
Virgil: A Novel by Yann Martel
June 9: The Sound of
Language by Amulya Malladi
July 14: The Immortal Life
ofHenrietta Lacks by Rebecca
Aug. 11: Atlas Shrugged by
Ayn Rand
Sept. 8: Cutting for Stone
by Abraham Verghese
Oct. 13: Clara and Mr.
Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
Nov. 10: The Sound and the
Fury by William Faulkner
Dec. 8: Unbroken: A World
War II Story of Survival and
Redemption by Laura
Jan. 12: Midnight's Children
by Salman Rushdie
Feb. 9: Saturday by lan
March: Selection celebra-
April 12: The Sun Also Rises
by Ernest Hemingway


50 The city of
Fernandina Beach
received a safety
YEARS award from the
Florida Highway
Patrol for no traffic fatalities
in 1960.
May 4, 1961

5 With liability
S insurance costs
expected to rise 30
YEARS percent over two
.. --- ............ years, local obstetri-
cians and gynecologists
warned women would have to
drive to Jacksonville for treat-
May 8, 1986

10 The Florida
Department of
Transportation said
YEARS it would widen A1A
-- without harming a
150-year-old live oak located
six miles west of Yulee.
May 4, 2001


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FCAT scores invalid

after testing error

News I.e ader

A class of 22 students at
Fernandina Beach Middle
School had its scores on part of
a statewide stlandardiz(d ltest
invalidated after testing proto-
cols were inadver tently violat-
'The F"lorida Comnprehen-
sive Assessment Test, or
FCA', is given annually to
Florida public school students
in grades three through 11.
'Ihe state uses FCAT scores
to give schools "let:Ier grades"
from A to F:. Schools with lower
grade s can see their state fund-
ing cut or even be closed.
The FIBMS class violated
FCA'T protocol wlen its stu-
dents completed the entire
reading portion of the exam in
a single session.
Traditionally; the FCAT
reading test was given in a sin-
gle day; this year, however., (lhe
reading test was divided into
two days.
"That's not the proper
administration procedures and
protocol, and as a result of that
the test results of those stu-
dents would be invalidated,"
Superintendent John Ruis said.
"It's an unfortunate issue that
in the world of testing and the
protocols associated with it,
that type of thing invalidates a
Ruis said the mistake
wouldn't impact the students'

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wore to work, saying that
although her attire was within
office guidelines, she had a
"sexual aura" about her and
could not wear what others
wore to the office.
Lyncker claimed that she
had discussed White's behav-
ior with Corey in January and
August of 2009, and that Corey
took no action either time to
address her complaints at
one point telling Lyncker that
White's requests were "no big
deal" and that she "should just
do it."
Colrey:'aidl )at her oCfJcc
had conducted an inquiry into
Lyncker's complaints.
"When Ms. Lyncker first
contacted me and (Assistant
State Attorney) Dan McCarthy
and said there were issues, we
did what they do in every case
-we launched a full investiga-
tion into the matter," she said.
"... Everything she complained
about was fully and complete-
ly looked into at her request."
Lyncker claimed, however,
that when an investigation was
launched, it was more a pre-
text for gathering information
about her sex life than a legit-
imate examination of her com-
plaints. Ih August 2009,
Lyncker was questioned for
more than four and a half
hours by Corey's executive
secretary, Jackie Bevel, and
Assistant State Attorney

DUI Continued from 1A
ably take a few weeks for tox-
icology results to come back."
Leeper said that although
the driver has not been arrest-
ed yet, the toxicology test,
which more accurately deter-
mines level of impairment than
a Breathalyzer, could lead to
more serious charges against
"You want all the evidence.
You want to know how
impaired he was," Ieeper said:
"Each situation is different.
During a traffic homicide
investigation, i('s a little more
in-depth, and you want to.
make sure you have all the evi-
dence before you make an
arrest. His blood was drawn
in this case. In other cases
they might take a breath lest.
"There will be charges,
they're just pending right
now," he added.
Assistant State Attorney
Wesley White, director of the
Nassau Coutly Slate
Attorney's Office, 'concurred.
S"At this point we want to
charge this thing very care-
fully and bring it home," White
said Monday.
That's not good enough lor
Ralph Martens, however.
"He shouldn't be out roi- l-
ing the streets," he said. "He's


rt.f nore om ill C04 l V ,

(Principal ohn Mazzella)
contacted every parent
personally on the phone. tHe
responded very promptly and
appropriately to the situation.

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being promoted to eighth of suchinst
grade iinxt year. Ile said School
Fernandina Beach Middle AmandaYo
School Principal John Maz- the error w
zella iiinormied pa:reils of the "Having
errorI', students (il
"He conlat.'ld every paircnt disturbing,"
pc'sonailly on the' phone land so much rii
sent a letter home outlining that we tel
what occurri-el," Ruits said. "He check and I
Irespo)ind ver(y promptly and the instruct
appropriately to thel situation, that."
as unlortunale as it is." Still, YoU
Florida )Department of children w
Education spokesperson invalidated
Cheryl lEiers said the invali- alarmed.
dated tests shouldn't adverse- "At this
ly affect the students or the opened, and l
school. can chang
generallyl y it's not going to FCAT score
hurt them, other than they more impoe
wouldn't have( a score," she a parents an
said. that this is g
In an e-mail lo tlhe News- they should.
Leader, Etters said errors we have sa
resulting in invalidated tests We have ot
are not uncommon. they get pr)
"Instances like this occur Mazzell
every year," she- wrote, calls seeking
"However, the department rsmit


cp an official record
board member
Iing, however, said
as unacceptable.
a whole class of 22
validated) is very
she said. "We have
ding on the FCAT'
11 the students to
recheck again, and
(ors should be doing

ung said parents of
hose scores were
need not be

point, this has hap-
there's nothing that
e these students'
es," she said. "The
rtant point is that if
d students worry
going to affect them,
d understand that
safeguards in place.
her tests to ensure
demoted "
a (lid not return
ig comment.

It was clear' that Mr. White believed she
had influence over Sheriff Seagraves
because of a perceived sexual relationship.'

Cheryl l'Peck. Much of tile
questioning centered on
Lyncker's sexual history, the
lawsuit alleges. The suit goes
on to claim that Bevel and
Peek questioned other
employees about Lyncker's
behavior in the office alnd her
sex, lit,:; ratluer,lh,ai i nvesij-s
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later that mIonllth, lyncker'
took a physician-ordered leave
of absence under the Family
and Medical Leave Act due to
"severe anxiety." She returned
to work on ()Oct. 2(, 2009. ()On
Oct. 30, sihe was tired despite
the fact that her last perIforml-
ance evaluation hlad been pos-
itive, according to the lawsuit.
According to Corey, there
was a legitimate reason for
Lyncker's firing although
she did not specify what that
reason was.
"All I can say is that with
any person who'-, been ltermi-
nated since 1 took office, there
had to be full, docum-ented rea-
sons for doing so," she said.
'That is done and will contin-
ue to be done without regard
to my personal feelings for the
employee involved. I am not

not sale to roam tlle streets.
He'll do it again to sonlmbody
"When they got him that
night, they should have got-

angry with Julic. I. liked her
very much, and sometimes
things just have to be resolved.
Unfortunately, this situation
had to be resolved the way it
The suit, however, claims
that Lyncker was fired in retal-
,laition for objecting to "the sex-
ually dliscri7minlatoiy behavior
of Iher supervisorr" and seeks
payment of attorney's fees, lost
wages and benefits and
unspecified compensatory
damages for emotional dis-
tress, mental anguish and loss
of dignity.
While said Wednesday that
he could not comment on the
Seagraves has publicly
complained in the past about
White's attitude and actions.
While has declined to respond
to those publicly, but Corey
has rejected the sheriff's com-
plaints and defended the
actions of White and her office.
The sheriff's office is
reported ly being investigated
by a federal grand jury, which
has added to the tensions in
local law enforcement circles.

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Teacher held in sex sting

News Leader

A Hilliard Middle Senior
High School teacher has been
suspended after being arrested
in a St. Johns County sex sting.
Joshua Michael Johnson, 29,
of 86018 Harrahs Place, Yulee,
was one of 17 men arrested over
five days in late April for alleged-
ly attempting to sexually exploit
Johnson was charged with
using a computer service to
seduce or solicit a child and
obscene communication and
travel to meet after the use of a
computer to lure a child, both

BOAT Continued from 1A
would have cost from $1-2 mil-
lion to' build. Zev Cohen and
City Project Manager Glenn
Semanisin also concluded that
annual maintenance dredging
around the proposed new boat
ramp at the south end of the
marina would be costly due to
extensive siltation.
In April 2010, city commis-
sioners voted 4-1 to pay Zev
Cohen up to $110,000 in grant
money for the design and per-
mitting of the new boat ramp.
The city was awarded $100,000
from Fish & Wildlife and
$100,000 from FIND for the spe-
cific purpose of engineering,
permitting and designing a new
boat ramp:
According to City Manager
Michael Czymbor, the city has
spent about $25,000 to Zev

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costs in each department.
"It's not a lot of fun, but...
it's something we've got to do
going forward," Ruis said.
He added that because of
teacher cuts, the school district
might not adhere to class size
amendment standards in the
next academic year.
However, he said that retain-
ing teachers would be more
expensive than the penalty for
non-compliance. Nassau
County Schools were in com-
pliance with the class size
amendment in 2010-11.
Wood wrote that many of
the positions would be elimi-
nated through retirement and
resignations. Vacancies will not
be filled, saving the district
about $2.4 million.
Additional plans include
transferring $1.5 million "worth
of maintenance projects as
allowable by Florida state
statutes, from the general oper-
ating budget to the capital budg-
et," Wood wrote.
She added, "The district is
looking at shifting the funding
of other positions from the gen-
eral operating budget to other
funding sources, grants, feder-
al funding... where possible.
The superintendent is analyz-

felonies. He was released
Monday after posting a $50,000
Sharyl Wood, director of
administrative services for
Nassau County Schools, said
Johnson is currently suspended
with pay, but could be sus-
pended without pay by a deci-
sion of the school board,which
next meets Thursday.
"He would remain suspend-
ed until one of three things hap-
pens," she said. "Number one,
he resigns. Number two, he's
exonerated. Or if he's convicted,
then he's obviously terminat-
Johnson and the other men

Cohen for a study of the pro-
posed location at the south end
of the marina, and paid
Bergmann Associates and Zev
Cohen $6,789 to evaluate the
existing boat ramp.
Conceptual plans for a city
waterfront park relocated the
boat ramp to the south end of
the marina. But at one point last
year, city staff and private con-
sultants suggested six different
sites for relocation, after it was
determined that relocating the
ramp to the south end of the
marina was impractical.
One of the suggested sites,
beneath the Shave Bridge, met
with the most opposition from
local boaters because of its dan-
gerous currents. The cost for
that site was estimated at $2 mil-
Other suggested locations
were North 14th Street, South

were arrested during a multi-
agency sting in which under-
cover detectives posed as juve-
niles online and arranged to
meet suspects at a house in St.
Johns County, according to the
St. Johns County Sheriff's
Office. The suspects allegedly
believed they were arranging
liaisons with children between
eight and 15 years old, and were
arrested at the front door when
they arrived at the house.
The suspects range in age
from 20 to 55 years old, and are
facing a total of 60 felony
charges, according to the St.
Johns County Sheriff's Office.

Front Street, Sunrise Park and
Clinch Drive.
The question of moving or
closing the boat ramp has been
brought up since at least 2008
because the ramp has been per-
ceived as obstructing pedestri-
an access of the marina board-
walk and interfering with
boating traffic.
Czymbor said at Tuesday's
meeting that FIND and Fish &
Wildlife "fully understand the
circumstances" regarding can-
celing the grants, which could
only be used for the specific
purpose of designing and per-
'mitting the new boat ramp.

ing the administrative staff and
support staff to determine posi-
tions that will be combined or
Wood wrote that Ruis "has
garnered suggestions for cuts
from a variety of sources, in-
eluding a school board work-
shop, and suggestions from a
task force by the Amelia Island
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industry since 1991, working in-her family's .ew-
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Amelia's Fine Jewelry, located in the historic
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an impressive inventory of unique jewelry. From
the biblical Widow's Mite coin to authentic
s- unken treasure, these one of a kind pieces lend
to6in array of histonc importance as you peruse
this friendly shop. Rare estate jewelry and select
consignments are carefully chosen for their quali-
ty and uniqueness, such as a pair of gold cuf-
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Sharing the blessings this fine store has pro-
vided her, she is active in our community and has
participated in fundraisers for Friends of the
Library. STARS, the Nassau Humane Society.
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City gets 'clean audit'

The Fernandina Beach
Commission accepted the audit
report for fiscal year 2009-10
presented by Purvis Gray &
Co. at a special meeting held
March 25.
The city received a clean
(u nqualified) audit opinion and
for the sixth straight year there
were no findings contained in
the report, according to a press
release from City Hall.
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Tea Party
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coffee on Saturday at 9:30
am. at Murray's Grille,
463852 State Road 200. This
month's presentation will
be a short video about cur-
rent and future community
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Patriots for coffee and join
in on this effort to "Educate
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Nassau County. Contact
Susan r ine at 753.0445 for
more information.
GOP women
The Federated
Republican Women of
Nassau will hold their
monthly meeting at 11:30
a.m. May 13 at the Golf
Club of Amelia Island.
The guest speaker will
be Shanea Jones, director
of the Nassau County
Office and Management
and Budget.
Reservations can be
made by contacting Gail at
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261-8793 by Tuesday.

Purvis Gray & Co., stated that
each year the city Finance
Department improves as
demonstrated by constantly
reducing the number of audit
adjusting entries, according to
the press release.
When Purvis Gray first
audited the city (for the fiscal
year ended Sept. 30, 2004)
there was one finding, seven
items listed on their manage-
ment letter and 96 audit adjust-

ing entries. The Sept. 30, 2010
fiscal year report included two
management letter items
and only six audit adjusting
entries. The audit also contains
a list of highlighted accom-
plishments which were suc-
cessfully accomplished during
the fiscal year.
See the city's website -
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entire audit report.

Beach construction

on island's south end

A beach construction proj-
ect is scheduled to begin in mid-
May on the south end of Amelia
Marinex Construction, Inc.,
of Charleston, S.C., will begin
pumping sand to the southern
3.4 miles of the Atlantic Ocean
shoreline of Amelia Island,
beginning just south of the rock
breakwater at the northern
boundary of Amelia Island State
Park and extending northwa-rd
to the county's Burney Park.
The construction will con-
sist of the placement of approx-
imately 2 million cubic yards of
sand, beginning just south of
the rock breakwater and
extending up to the northern
limits of Amelia Island
Plantation,just south of Burney
The restoration project is
the second planned mainte-
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years after the last sand place-
The South Amelia Island
Shore Stabilization Association
(SAISSA), Nassau County
Commissioners and the Florida
Park Service announced the
start of the 2011 beach renour-
ishment of the south end of
Amelia Island.
Landowners on the island's
south end are paying con-
struction costs.

Its a trader's market

for 2005-08 owners

There is a shortage of cer-
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the near term and you can
take advantage of this win-
The car market, like the
stock market, factors the
future in its valuations. Used
car values have increased in
anticipation of shortages of
some new products. The dis-
aster in Japan didn't cause an
immediate problem because
the cars on ships en route
and at the ports will fill the
short-term demand.
The shortages are com-
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cars higher. This will be a
temporary situation that con-
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the majority of buyers who
finance the purchase.
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with manufacturers pushing
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FRIDAY. M,\Y 6.2011 OPINION News-Leader

'Exhausting'week as Legislature nears end

The word that best
describes Week 8 of the Florida
Legislature was "exhausting."
The week began with the drive
to Tallahassee at 5:15 a.m.
Tuesday morning. The
Redistricting Committee began
at 9 a.m. where members dis-
cussed opportunities for citizen
input to the redistricting
process and received a presen-
tation on the recent amend-
ments to the Florida
The redistricting commit-
tees will hold approximately 30
public hearings to solicit input
from Floridians about how they
wish to be represented. The
Florida Channel intends to web-
cast most of the meetings as
their schedule permits. These
meetings will include both
House and Senate members
and are expected to be held in
the months of July through
At www.floridaredistrict-
ing.org you can sign up for
email updates, review legal ref-
erences and recent presenta-
tions and access
MyDistrict B uilde r.
MyDistrictBuilder is an online
district-building application that
allows the public and legisla-
tors to draft possible redistrict-
ing plans. This application is
currently available, although it
does not yet have full function-
ality. By July, anyone should be
able to draw House, Senate or
congressional districts through
this web-based application.
Last November, Florida vot-
ers approved Amendments 5
and 6 relating to redistricting.
These amendments create two
tiers of standards. When in con-
flict, the first tier standards sup-
plant second-tier standards.
Within each tier, standards are



assigned no
order of prior-
The first
tier standards
include: No
plan shall be
drawn with
the intent to
favor or disfa-
vor an incum-
bent and no
plan shall be
drawn with
the intent to
favor or disfa-

vor a political party. Tier one
standards also specify that dis-
tricts shall not be drawn with
the intent or result of denying or
abridging the equal opportuni-
ty of racial or language minori-
ties to participate in the political
process. It also specifies that
districts shall not be drawn to
diminish the ability of racial or
language minorities to elect rep-
resentatives of their choice. The
final tier one standard address-
es contiguity. This is often
defined as a district in which
one may travel to every part
without having to cross into
another district.
Tier two standards specify
that the districts shall be as
nearly equal in population as
practicable; be compact; and
where feasible, utilize existing
political and geographical
boundaries. Again, these stan-
dards apply only to the extent
that they do not conflict with
tier one requirements.
Amendments 5 and 6 nei-
ther mandate nor address pro-
portionate representation:
rough equality of Republicans
and Democrats in a given dis-
trict. They also do not require or
give consideration to how a dis-
trict will likely "perform" in a

non-minority ai ca.
Around 9 a.m., we received
word that the House and Senate
had reached agreement on
budget allocations. This was
important because budget con-
ference between the House and
Senate could not begin to
resolve budget differences until
agreement had been reached.
Monday afternoon, Speaker
Cannon announced budget con-
ferees and conferences began
that evening. I was pleased that
Speaker Cannon appointed me
to the PreK-12 Budget
From 11 a.m. to nearly 9
p.m., the House considered 24
bills. We covered a wide range
of topics including privacy of
firearm owners (HB 155), reg-
ulation of firearms and ammu-
nition (HB45), and drug screen-
ing of potential and existing
beneficiaries oftemporary assis-
tance for needy families funding
Between Tuesday and
Wednesday, we spent consid-
erable time debating several
pro-life bills including Parental
Notification of Abortions (HB
1247), Health Insurance (HB
97), Choose Life License Plates
(HB 501), Abortion/Public
Funding/Construction of Right
(HJR 1179), Abortions (HB
1397) and Abortions (1127).
Needless to say the debate was
full of emotion on both sides.
Each bill passed on a biparti-
san vote.
Wednesday was the day for
all local bills. Our local bill for
Nassau County passed with 117
yeas and 0 nays. This bill will
help Nassau County be more
competitive with Georgia and
Duval County and should help
to improve our county's econo-

I was happy to have members from Blackrock
Baptist Church in Yulee visit the Capitol on
Wednesday to prayfor our state.

I was happy to have mem-
bers from Blackrock Baptist
Church in Yulec visit the Capitol
on Wednesday to pray for our
state. It has been wonderful to
have members from the com-
munity involved in their state
government and a source of
strength for me personally to
know that so many people are
praying for our state.
Thursday was another long
(lay on the House floor with
about eight hours of questions
and debates on 71 bills.
Considerable time was spent
debating 10 education bills,
including HB 1255, Education
Accountability, which I spon-
sored. One bill that passed the
House and is now in Senate
messages is HB 797. The bill
allows a student attending a pri-
vate middle school or high
school to participate in inter-
schplastic or intrascholastic
sports at a public school that is
zoned for the physical address
at which the student resides if
the private school does not offer
an athletic program and is not a
member of the Florida High
School Athletic Association
(FHSAA). The bill limits par-
ticipation in the athletic pro-
gram to students from non-
FHSAA member private schools
that have 125 or fewer students
in any given year. On Friday the
Senate passed this bill with 39
yeas and 0 nays. I have had sev-
eral families approach me about
this issue and I am happy to

report that upon the Senate's
approval it will be resolved.
After adjourning from the
House floor, it was time to con-
ference with the Senate on the
PreK-12 budget. The Senate
presented the House their first
offer at about 8:30 p.m. House
conferees discussed budget line
items, proviso language and
budget conforming bills and
presented the Senate our count-
er-offer 12 hours later.
During session I receive
thousands of emails. I would
estimate that several hundred of
these emails were about cuts to
library funding. The proposed
Senate budget completely elim-
inated funding for State Aid to
Libraries while the proposed
House budget allocated $17.8
million. Through the budget
conference process, the con-
ferees settled on a library appro-
priation of $16.2 million.
Friday morning began with
a second budget conference
and 10 hours on the House
floor. The House debated 74
bills including HB 149 dealing
with cameras at red lights. Last
year this issue generated a
great deal of debate on the
House floor, and the bill nar-
rowly passed. This year I expect
much of the same: spirited
debate and a very close vote
on the floor.
I continue to receive posi-
tive comments from people
who find my weekly updates
helpful in understanding the

process of the legislature.
While I enjoy writing this
newsletter, and bringing you a
sense of what goes on in
Tallahassee from week to week,
there is no way I could possibly
include everything that takes
place as it relates to the over
$2,000 bills introduced by the
House and Senate during ses-
sion. My intention is to provide
you with highlights of the key
issues being debated, as well
as other activities in and around
the Capitol that impact legisla-
tors' decision making process.
I encourage you to visit the
House website at www.myflori-
dahouse.gov for detailed bill
analysis, event history and vote
counts for any bill that has been
filed during this, or past ses-
Amid all of the bills, amend-
ments and budgets in
Tallahassee, I was reminded
Friday afternoon of what is
truly the most important aspect
of serving as your state repre-
sentative, -and that is helping
solve constituent issues. For
several days now, Marianne
Marshall of our office has been
working with several commu-
nity members to help a West
Nassau student receive a kid-
ney transplant at Mayo Clinic.
The outpouring from our com-
munity has truly been incredi-
ble with West Nassau raising
$36,000 to assist the family.
Pastor Hughart (who Iam look-
ing forward to meeting) has
been wonderfully helpful and a
blessing to all involved. We
expect to get a final answer from
Mayo next week regarding this
fine young man getting the
transplant he so desperately
Itisan honor to serve you in
the Florida House.

Legislature OKs
The Florida Legislature has within Nassau County that wi
approved HB 1317, a local bill encourage private sector job cr
that will allow local government action and economic develop
to create targeted job creation ment," said Adkins in a press
zones in Nassau County. The release. "I look forward to th
bill, sponsored by State Rep. positive impact the passage (
Janet Adkins (R-Fernandina this bill will have on Nassa
Beach), passed the House unan- County's economy."
imously April 29 on a vote of The resulting job creation
117-0, and the Senate 39-0 on zones designated by local and
Monday or county government are ain
"This bill provides local and ed to encourage competition an
county government in Nassau provide for an open market fc
County tools to establish spe- private sector employment. Th
cific targeted job-creation zones bill authorizes Nassau Count

Adkins' jobs bill





as part of a pilot project:
To adopt specific trans-
portation alternatives within the
targeted job creation zone that
implement mobility approach-
es including alternative modes
of transportation.
To adopt complementary
land use recommendations and
transportation strategies that
reflect the county's vision plan
for its future.
To designate specific target
industries within the county or

To create public-private
partnerships for the purpose of
funding targeted industry devel-
opment or expansion.
"I congratulate Rep. Adkins
and her legislative staff for their
untiring work in getting this bill
passed," said Nassau County
Commissioner Barry Holloway.
"With the tools this bill gives
the county, we will be able to
focus our efforts on specific
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Zen and the art of swashbuckling

It was a little before 6 p.m. on the Saturday
of Shrimp Festival when the crew and little
party of guests aboard the Now and Zen
slipped away from Fernandina Harbor Marina
on a rising tide and a gentle northern breeze.
Coming about on the current mid-river from
the waterfront, the skipper hoisted mainsheet
and jib and put the 42-foot Manta Catamaran
on a close reach toward Cumberland Island.
Ashore, the day's festivities, though com-
ing to an end, were still lively and raucous.
The Atlanta Rhythm Section was wrapping up
its final set and the crowd howled its approval
as merchants and vendors hawked their food
and wares and roaming bands of pirates
charmed throngs of visitors with snarls of
"Arrrr" while posing for photos with old and
young alike.
Taking a spot on the specially designed
bench seat high above the stereo, I nursed two
feet still throbbing from three days of wearing
my own pirate boots and a throat raw from a
nonstop litany of piratical epithets and growls.
Though I dearly love being a member of the
Fernandina Pirates Club and all the revelry
Shrimp Fest brings, by Saturday evening, I
was ready for a wee break in the swashbuck-
ling. So when my wife and I got an opportunity
to join a few close friends for a sunset and din-
ner cruise, I decided to swap my pirate boots
for a comfy pair of bare feet. I think my wife
would've made me walk the plank had I
declined the invite so anxious to'go was she.
Within a few minutes of easing away on the
breeze, the noise of the crowd became noth-

* ing more than vague back-
ground white noise and with-
in a few minutes more, it was
gone altogether. Except for
an occasional boat buzzing
back to the marina, the only
sounds to be heard were the
shlup-shlupping of the big
cat's twin keels knifing
through the water, the cry of
CUPOF seagulls and the easy, muted
JOE conversation and laughter
S aboard Now and Zen.
Owner Ralph Hubbard
Joe Palmer and his partner/first
chef/chief musician Leslie Jones run a tight
ship. The wine, cheese, crackers and sparkling
water were all laid out on the main deck by the
time we shoved away from the dock. Now and
Zen rode, well, Zen-like on the wiqd, a sooth-
ing reminder that there's sometimes more to
sailing than racing along heeled to port or
starboard. Ralph's been sailing practically his
entire life, starting around age nine. He's 59
now and his father, who I'm told is 90, taught
him all he knows and still backseat drives
when aboard. Leslie, a couple of years Ralph's
junior, holds a U. S. Coast Guard Master's
License. Though referred to as Captain by
Ralph, Leslie boasts that she can prepare just
about any kind of meal a guest might desire,
although on this particular cruise, all of us pre-
pared different entrees and sides to share at

As Now and Zen glided through the water
toward Cumberland Island and my wife and
the other guests toured the ship and lolled on
the twin trampolines on the bow, I joined
Ralph by the wheel and peppered him with
questions about the big cat. He answered my
questions in his easy manner noting, "Good
eye," when a shift in the apparent wind speed
and direction caught my attention just before
he adjusted the jib.
"Here, take the helm for awhile," he said
after a few more minutes of my careful obser-
vation of his every move.
It was a few minutes before my fellow
guests realized Ralph no longer had the helm.
"A pirate has taken the helm, ladies and
gentlemen and the skipper has surrendered
this vessel to him," I announced.
Ralph allowed me to pilot the boat most of
the rest of the first leg of our journey up the
backside of Cumberland Island until I gave it
up to someone else who wanted to give it a try.
We cruised off Cumberland till the sun
began to flame out in the distant marshes.
Leslie broke out a drum and a shaker for a
slightly trippy feeling farewell to the day and
then we headed up the St. Marys River with
the heavens strewn and ablaze with stars. The
mercury fell and, by and by, most of us were
bundled up in coats and comforters the couple
keep onboard for their guests.
But even a mystical, magical journey must
have its end and thus did ours around 10 p.m.


For a new library
Although I appreciate the respectful tone of
Orlando Avila's April 27 Viewpoint article and
sympathize with his desire not to move his office
from the Wade-Vuturo building should the
Fernandina Beach library relocate there, I'd like
to correct some of his statements and put the
focus where it needs to be: What is best for our
Avila asked why relocating the library is such
a big deal now. It isn't a big deal now; it's been a
big deal for more than a decade. The library is in
a location one-third the minimal per capital size
standard set by the state of Florida for libraries,
the roof and pipes leak, the roof air-conditioning
units need to be replaced and the space is poor-
ly designed for today's usage, utility and tech-
nology needs.
The Wade-Vuturo building is a bargain com-
pared to others that have been considered in the
more affluent past and is a far more efficient
building than the library's current location -
which speaks directly to Avila's wish that "our
i-esources (be) used in the best, most efficient
manner." If the Wade-Vuturo building is ulti-
mately chosen, it should be no problem to reno-
vate it, Avila's reservations about its original con-
struction as a bank building notwithstanding. As i
a for mer bank president, I've taken'old build-
ings and converted them into banks and seen old
bank buildings converted into commercial use.
The fact that the building can support large vaults
means it can also support lots and lots of books.
A onetime visit last year to the library's current
location on Fourth Street doesn't make Avila an
expert on foot traffic either. I have no reason to
question Bill Flynn's statement in his March 7
Viewpoint article that library traffic has aver-
aged 9,000 visitors a month in 2011. And I'm
sure, despite Avila's protestations, that some of
those visitors were vacationers since libraries
are a community's primary information center.
When I first vacationed here in 1996 and later
moved here waiting for my home to be built, I vis-
ited the Fernandina Beach library frequently.
When I wanted to use a computer, I often had to
wait for one; believe me, I would have welcomed
more space and more capacity. And visitors were
not just using computers. Contrary to Avila's
belief, the book is not dead; it co-exists quite
comfortably with computers and e-books. In fact,
according to a recent article in the Chroniclefor
Higher Education, in 2009, the last year for which
figures are available, 288,355 works were pub-
lished in the U.S.; a further 764,448 titles were pro-
duced by self-publishing authors and micro-niche,
print-on-demand advertisers.
I applaud Avila's wish for a fiscally prudent,

practical approach to allocating public funds, but
his specific proposals don't provide that. There is
tio better use of the county's promised $600,000
investment than the relocation of' he Fernandina
Beach library; these funds can be used only for
a one-time, nonrecurring expense, not for budg-
et amelioration. The city of Fernandina Beach,
which has spoken of matching those funds, can't
do so if the library is moved off island.
The library's current building has been eval-
uated and found wanting more than once. To
add the space the library needs would require a
second story, which the exterior walls will not sup-
port. Ron Sapp said it very well in his Debate &
Tackle column on March 30: "Progressive com-
munities have an exceptional library." Let's move
on and give Fernandina Beach the public library
it needs and deserves.
Mike Clemens
Fernandina Beach

Where goes the community?
Having had the joy of visiting Fernandina
Beach for several years, with many more months
since retirement, I can only wonder about the
open discussions of the minutiae of city plan-
ning. Booze or not? Resort zoning or not? Etc. or
ete ...
I' Yon and'we are blessed with an idyllic Florida
community. Traces of "old Florida" abound; a
sense of newness prevails. But are we asking
the right questions? Do we have a vision of the
community that we want to be? If tax revenues are
the driver in planning, then are we selling the
community down the river? Earlier this winter,
there was a general discussion about planning for
Centre Street; apparently it failed. Nothing on
that but silence.
I urge all of the residents to take a moment and
think about who and what you want Fernandina
Beach to be. More tourists? In season, it is hard
to get a place for dinner or to sleep. Are we ready
to increase law enforcement to deal with growing
crowds that may be rowdy? Do we'really want
more crowds? How do you feel now when a bus-
load of folks (aka tourists) are dropped into the
heart of Centre Street? Years ago we annually vis-
ited a quaint resort town on the Ligurian coast of
Italy; when the American Express tour busses
started coming, we stopped.
Take time, now, to decide whether this idyllic
little community needs much change. Maybe we
could use a bit of spit and polish, but do we need
hoards of tourists and busloads of gawkers? Let's
try to not ruin what we have; develop a plan to
make it better intelligently.
Harry Henning
Columbus, Ohio


Community name change
Has anyone noticed the new directional signs
located on the Amelia Island Parkway as well as
on 14th Street at the roundabout and A1A
approaching the new roundabout? Nassau County
has recently unilaterally changed the name of
the Amelia Island Plantation. They have now des-
ignated it "Omni Amelia Island Plantation."
According to my records, the Amelia Island
Plantation was officially formed by state statute
in 1972 and given that name.
For the record, there are over 2,100 properties
that make up the 1,350-acre Plantation and Omni
Hotels and Resorts is only one of that number;
and the Plantation represents 35 percent of
Nassau County's tax base. One would think that
county officials might want to make an official
inquiry to the organization that represents all
2,100-plus property owners before changing the
name of the community.
On March 10 I wrote a letter to Mr. (Ted)
Selby, Nassau County manager, with copy to
Stephen W. Kelley, county commissioner
representing our district, objecting to the name
change on the new signs and pointed out to
him that the Plantation is a legally formed com-

munity with the name of Amelia Island Plantation.
A reply to my letter dated March 22 was sent to
me signed by J. Scott Herring, Nassau County
Public Works director. I felt that Mr. Herring
missed the points that I made so I again wrote
Mr. Selby on April 1 with copy to Mr. Kelley.
To date I have received no reply to my second let-
ter and have heard nothing from my represen-
In my letters I pointed out that the county
has separate signs for The Ritz-Carlton and
Summer Beach Resort even though they
are both sharing the same original subdivision
much like here at the Plantation. I suggested
that the county do the same of Omni Hotels and
Resorts as a gesture of welcome to Nassau
My wife and I have owned property at Amelia
Island Plantation and paid taxes to Nassau County
since 1993. This is our "town" so to speak and we
are proud of our ownership in our town. Perhaps
it's time for the other 2,100 resident taxpayers of
"our town" to let the county know that we like our
name as it is. Change the signs back to the orig-
James T. Bernier
Amelia Island


Forward Fernandina: If not now, when?

This introduction by Adam Kaufman, presi-
dent of the Amelia Island Fernandina
Restoration Foundation, was presented at a pub-
lic workshop for the Forward Fernandina initia-
tive on April 26.
Forward Fernandina is fundamentally an
effort to cause the city commission to publicly
discuss where we are, where we want to go
and what we want to be as a city and a commu-
It is intended to prompt the commission to
create and develop a five-year strategic plan.
Strategic planning will determine where the
city is going, how it is going to get there and,
importantly, measures success over time.
A strategic plan ensures the most effective
use of the city's limited resources by focusing.
resources on key priorities.
As many of you know, for some 40 years I
have worked for and continue to work with
local, county and state governments with broad
duties that include legal and labor relations,
lobbying state and federal government, and
even as associate director of a statewide special
commission for (New York Gov.) Andrew
Cuomo's father.
I have been through total quality manage-
ment training, organized my department based
ipon management by objectives and concepts
of strategic management. I have participated in
the development of mission statements.
In difficult fiscal times I have been through
zecro-based and maintenance of effort budget-
ing. I mention my experience only because
what follows is anecdotal resulting from the
effort you authorized on Jan. 11.
I think it is appropriate that you know the
prism and the filter through which I hear conm-

The community believes there is
no vision, no planning, no leader-
ship and nothing will change.

ments concerning Forward Fernandina, city
government and the revitalization of the city.
Since our Town Hall meeting on Feb. 3, in
addition to our survey effort, there have been
10 separate meetings with city staff and depart-
ment heads and a meeting at the chamber of
Restoration Foundation members have
been approached informally by numbers of city
and island residents who have provided
"advice and counsel."
On Feb. 18, you had a workshop session
where you developed "working" vision and
mission statements and tentatively established
and ranked the following "goals:"
Revitalize downtown and complete the
waterfront project.
Build a new library.
Acquire the post office.
S'Landscape Eighth Street.
Open Alachua Street improvements.
A draft five-year action plan was provided to
you. It is unclear, at least to me, whether the
commission has directed the city manager to
finalize that document for your approval. It
does not appear on the city's internal budget
At our meeting on Jan. 11, it was proposed
that the next step in the Forward Fernandina
process after reporting the survey results

would be for the commission (n its discretion)
to direct similar action by the city manager,
that is to develop a planning document, and
that if the commission desired the Restoration
Foundation would help facilitate that effort.
The draft action document of Feb. 18 can be
a foundation of that planning effort, but with-
out more it is likely to end up next to Vision
2000 in the city's graveyard of reports, studies
and visioning documents.
What we have heard collectively is simply
The community does not believe that there
will be a coordinated, planned, revitalization
As someone recently said to me, "They are
putting in lights on Centre before they decide
what they are going to do with downtown, look
at the waterfront.. good luck."
The community believes there is no vision,
there is no planning, there is no leadership and
that nothing will change.
The community believes the commission
and the manager should but do not lead the
discussion and that the commission reacts to a
small group of voices.
The community sees no evidence that there
will be a commitment to focused and transpar-
ent management of the city for the next year
let alone for five years and beyond.
There is no confidence that a cohesive and
coordinated planning effort that focuses on a
comprehensive economic development strate-
gy, the maintenance of appropriate and sustain-
able infrastructure and facilities and the sup-
port of neighborhood units will ever be
adhered to.
There is a perceived need.for more public

discussion by the commission before action is
proposed to betaken.
There is a belief that there are not a suffi-
cient number of "workshops" where commis-
sioners have an "arm's length" discussion
about issues and ramifications before they are
faced with a proposed ordinance or decision.
There is a perception that decisions are
made in a disjointed manner, e.g., lights on
Centre Street, and that the commission should
require and expect complete and quality staff
work in support of its decisions but then rely
upon it.
There is a view that the commission has a
tendency to micromanage projects, e.g., the
discussion of the boardwalk at Main Beach,
and that the commission allows anyone who
has played with Legos as a child to criticize and
stop or delay a design or construction project.
There is question as to who controls or lim-
its the agenda and who delays decisions
"because it is not the right time."
The practice of the commission studying
and restudying or planning and revising plans
is perceived as an intended or unintended way
to avoid making difficult decisions.
As was clear from our February Town Hall
meeting, people do want to be heard but after
being heard they want the commission to
make informed decisions and at the end of lth
day to do something.
Finally, the commission needs to revisit its
understanding of the council-manger form of
government recognizing that power is concen-
trated in the elected commission as a whole
and that the city manager is relied upon to pro-
fessionally administer city government and
oversee the delivery of public services

Fl? D\V. M\Y 6. 2011(/Nvws-Ll:ADI:R


Rayonier grant funds free concerts

The Rayonier Foundation
announced today that as part of its
2011 United Way Campaign a giant of
$7,500 has been made to sponsor the
free Community Concert Series as
part of the 2011 Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival. Featuring
classical music in unique settings, the
Community Concert Series will pres-
ent three concerts for which no tick-
ets are required.
Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m.,
McDuffie Center Showcase. Young
artists from the McDuffie Center for
Strings at Mercer University will play
selections by Bach, Sarasate and
Piazzola. The performance will be
held at the historic Nassau County
Courthouse, 416 Centre St. in
Fernandina Beach.
Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m.,
Splendor in the Brass with the Air
National Guard Band of the South.
This concert, which will feature a mix
of classical, popular and patriotic
tunes, will be held at the Amelia Park
Concert pavilion. Bring your blankets

Since not everyone can
afford a symphony ticket.
we bring music to the
island and invite everyone
tojoin us.'

and lawn chairs.
Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m.,
family concert: Meet eighth black-
bird. Grammy winner eighth black-
bird turns classical music on its head
with incredible energy, wit and the-
atrical flair. This concert will demon-
strateO various classical musical forms
for families and children of all ages.
The performance will be held at
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
2600 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach.

Since seating is limited, please arrive
Christopher Rex, the festival's
artistic and general director and prin-
cipal cellist with the Atlanta
Symphony Orchestra, commented:
"Since our founding, we have worked
to bring high quality classical music
to a wide audience. Since not every-
one can afford a symphony ticket, we
bring music to the island and invite
everyone to join us."
Mike Spino, chair of the
Fernandina Beach City Arts
Council and festival board member,
added, "Our partners at Rayonier'
have made a special effort to make
this wonderful music accessible
to the general public. We hope to
attract new patrons from Yulee,
Callahan and Hilliard with these free
The 10th season of the Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival runs
from May 20 through June 19. For
complete information about the festi-
val, visit www.aicmf.com.

Thanks to a grant from the Rayonier Foundation, eighth black-
bird will perform in a free community concert June 8 at Prince
of Peace Lutheran Church as part' of the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival.


UL_. ...
"Dirty" Joe Pocher of Yulee won the annual Topsy Smith Beard Contest at the Isle of
Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Saturday morning. He is pictured with judges, from left
above, Holly Germano, Shrimp Festival Queen Kalynn Higginbotham and Sandi Pena.
Little Pirate contest winners Saturday were, middle from left, Joshua Moriarty, second,
and Cam Gorman, first. Skylar Plungis, Starlyn Wootton and Siara Lockwood, from left
above right, finished first through third, respectively, in the girls' little Pirate contest.


Applications for the Public Housing Rental Assistance Program
for three bedroom units will be open to all families.

The application process will open during the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Any evictions or felony of a family member within three years of application will
make the applicant ineligible. Crimes by family member who would live int the
household, involving physical violence to persons or property, will make applicant
ineligible for three years. Crime involving drug activity will make the applicant ineligible.

Criminal history yerificalion from the Nassau County Sheriff's Office or Sheriff's
Office in the county where Ihe applicant has resided for the past twelve months
must be submitted with your application before application becomes valid.

The Housing Aihority fo r the Cily of Fernandina Beach
1300 1 hickory Street
Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034
Equal lHousing Opportunity

president of
the Island Art
left, and
Beach Mayor
Susan Steger,
right, present
the Shrimp
Festival Fine
Arts & Crafts
Show Best of
Show award
to Tiffany
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or sacrifice, we can all still perform small acts
of kindness each and
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Winners named in festival

Fine Arts & Crafts Show

More ll than :I00 arlisis froIml across the U.S. participated in
the Sh lipll I:t( liv:l IFine Arts & Crafls Show, organized annual-
ly by the Isliid Arl Association and this year judged by Bill
Mauretr of Ainclia Island and Ker Wallin of St. Simons Island,
Ga. Awards went to:
Best of Show: I iffany llMaser, oil painting
Pai' inigs (oils, :icry li, pasc ls, watercolors): first place,
(astoli; second, iMarion lHowaird; third, Gretchen Williams
Mixc'd MI'dia (drawing and prinl making): first Ilace,
Jluaul anmiriiz; sc'oiid Jotii l'Furclies; Ithird, Jalmes Roberls
I'oltl.ry: firs' pIlact, 'i Ill 13ullard; second, Becky Baldwin;
third. Robil)i Iodgers
l'hiolo.iraphy: first place, Keith llI ddick; second, Nels
.olinson; Ithird, N.C. l'Ftlwil.or
Scilpllire' (a ll mi'dia): lirsl place, (;len Woods: second,
Chrisj .oit.' Ilhird, lBairicH I larding
Jewelry:' iirst place., Chris Helvey; second, M.
Vaillaiicorl: (li(rd, Rick Austin
('realiVC craill- glasss, mletal, wood, baskets, fiber, tnorals,
cic.): li slt, n11111 Scli(.h'lr; second, Robin Sapp; third, Sandy
Ib-h of l]:i l I l,igs Awardl (Honorable Meintion): Tiffaly
Masi'r, Will Iickey,. li-n EIsse'nberg, Ijn Sessler, Joln
Clicriii.ia, Milla I ciislcihin lalle Slizka, Dennis Sc'balhar, Tony
Kr\ysiiisky, .oscpli T alor.
[or infioriiimlio (oiiial I tI t sladl Art Association, 18 N.
S'icond St., ;t 26'1 1020 or visit www.islandart.org.
Deadline for weadling information and pholos Is 3 p m. Tuesday prior
to publication Friday Call Ihe News-Leader at 261-3696 for Information.

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Volunteers needed
The Salvation Army Hope
House is seeking volunteers.
Its winter volunteers have
flown back North and it is
looking to replace them. If you
have a few hours a week or a
month and enjoy interacting
with people, Hope House
needs you! If you are interest-
ed in serving as a reception-
ist/greeter or Clothes Closet
attendant, please call 321-0435
or stop by 410 S. Ninth St., on
the corner of Ninth and Date.

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
located 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
website, www.clicked.
Women's conference
New Jerusalem Women's
Department will host the 2011
Women's Conference today at
7 p.m. and May 7 at 10 am. 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
tonight's service for women,
men and children. Minister
Settra Moore of Mt Moriah
HOGSIC of Jacksonville will
be the Saturday morning
speaker at the service for
women only. For information
contact Deaconess Sonya
Bartley at 277-3271.

Spring seminar
A "Young Women of
Power" spring seminar will be
held May 7 from 11 a.m.-2
p.m. at the Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St, for women ages 16-
30. Enjoy snacks, music,
games and an inspirational
message from featured speak-
er Shakira Thompson "If
You Love the Lord, It Oughta
Show." Admission is free. For
information contact Charity at
(404) 718-9822.

Fernandina Beach Mayor
Susan Steger will present a
special proclamation at the
Gospel Extravaganza II on
May 7 at 3 p.m. at the St.
Peter's Episcopal Church
courtyard, 801 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. Enjoy an
afternoon of praise and wor-
ship, crossing the lines of eth-
nicity and denomination to
pray to "our God" together.
The courtyard will open at 1

Blessing the fleet
Father Jose Kallukalam of
St. Michael Catholic
Church prepares to bless
the fleet at the Fernandina
Harbor Marina on Sunday
at the Isle of Eight Flags
Shrimp Festival.

p.m. Free admission; conces-
sions available. For informa-
tion contact Evangelist Lois
Cook at (904) 624-3501 or
Brother Jeremiah Mitchell at

Noon worship
Join the Salvation Army
Hope House for its weekly
Tuesday worship service,
May 10 at noon. Seth Widner
of the Journey Church will
share a stirring message from
the Word of God. For more
information, call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House, locat-
ed at 410 South Date St.

Open house
Fernandina Christian
Academy at First Baptist
Church, 1600 S. Eighth St.,
will host an Open House May
12 at 6:30 p.m. Parents are
invited to come and learn
about the exciting, high quali-
ty, hands-on education the
school offers which includes
many unique field trips and
community service opportuni-
ties. The school is accepting
applications for children enter-
ing kindergarten and first
grade in the 2011-12 school
year and will add grades each
year. Fernandina Christian
Academy accepts Step Up for
Students Scholarships. For
information call Gwen Milam,
principal, at 491-5664 or (478)

Luncheon talk
On May 20 at noon, the
Amelia Plantation Chapel will
host Kendrick Melrose, for-
mer chair and CEO of Toro, at
a luncheon to hear his views
on whether Christian values
are compatible with healthy
profits. Melrose led Toro for
23 years, during which time
its stock price increased from
$2 to $52. Today, he is a lead-
ing voice nationwide on value-
based corporate cultures. He

supports numerous Faith at
Work initiatives in the busi-
ness world and on college
campuses. He is the author of
a book on servant leadership;
and has established a pro-
gram dealing with Christian
ethics in business at Princeton
University. Call Mary Thweat
at 277-4414 to make your
reservations. The lunch is $10
per person. For more informa-
tion call Ed Weihenmayer at
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in the
area on Thursday, May 26
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church,
941017 Old Nassauville Road.
Meals are served on the
fourth Thursday of each
month. The church also deliv-
ers meals to those who cannot
come. On the day of the meal
if possible, anyone attending,
or needing a meal delivered,
should call 261-4741, ext 110
in advance. For information,
call Robyn Stuckey at 583-

Basketball tourney
A 3 on 3 Basketball
Tournament hosted by Faith
Christian Academy will be
held June 4 and 5 at the
McArthur Family YMCA in
Fernandina Beach. Teams are
forming now and participation
is open to the whole communi-
ty, with divisions for boys,
girls, teens and adults. It
starts with a full day of compe-
tition Saturday at 8:30 a.m.,
followed by finals on Sunday
at 1:30 p.m. Winners will
receive awards and trophies.
Proceeds will go to the
Gatekeepers of Destiny
Foundation that provides
scholarships for qualified stu-
dents to attend Faith Christian
Academy a community
focused school that serves
Northeast Florida and south-
east Georgiay.
Get your hoop hopefuls
together and register your
team at www.facangels.org or
contact Joy at 321-2137 for
Dare to Dream
The Dare to Dream plan-
ning committee, in partner-
ship with area parents, is plan-
ning 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-

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-


The Jewish Community
of Amelia Island held its
Passover Seder last month
at the Ocean Club at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation.
Asking the four questions,
top, are Daniel Berlin, Ben
Berlin and Alex Barbanel.
Middle left, Carolyn Green
and her mother light the
candles. Below left, host-
ess Debbie Price wel-
comes the group of 70.
The Jewish Community
of Amelia Island will hold
its monthly Shabbat serv-
ice on May 27.at a private
residence. Plan to bring a
cool summer salad to
share for dinner at 6 p.m.,
prior to services starting
at 7 p.m. For the location,
.to.RSVP and for further
information contact
Deborah Price at 310-
6060 or email.

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

Sunday School .................................. 9:30 am
Sunday Worship........................: .....10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA.......................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassuville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Coner of Buccaneer Tr & Gerbing Road, Femaswna Bcr
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11.15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4144
OffAIA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist 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, 6:00pmr
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worship
$ASUN 9:30am
WED 7:00pm
S. Youth, Nursery &
Children's Ministries
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Sunday School 9.30 am
Morning Worship 8-15 am and 11 00 am
Sunday Evening 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6 30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904-225-5128
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Innovative Stylo. Contemporary Mus/c.
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9.00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
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Youth Program Wed @ 6:30pm
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A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles

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17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
Oust south ol 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

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School. .............. 9:4A.M.
Worship Service............ 10:55A.M.
Disclpleship Training ......... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ... 7;OOP.M.
736 Bonnieview Road acrosss from Sadlr Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided

First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM

96362 Blackrock Rd.. Vulee
Senior Pastor Rev Michael S Bowen
Sunday Morrung Worship Services-10.30 am
Sunday School 9915am
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
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Sales associates Ashley McKendree and Katherine Hatton work on a display of
blouses at the Purple Dove Resale Center, which recently relocated to 474311 State
Road 200. The store offers a selection of gently used furniture, knick-knacks,
linens, books and clothing for women, men and children. Store hours are 10 a.m. to
7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
'oceeds benefit Micah's Place, the only certified domestic violence shelter serving
'assau County. To donate items please call 491-6364, ext. 100. For information
.isit www.micahsplace.org or call the hotline at 1-800-500-1119.

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Yulee Middle School Winter Guard members show off their second-place trophy. First
row, from left, are Kiera Brown, Ashley Poole, Erica Johnson and Rebecca Rynearson.
Second row are Sophia Medina, Kallie Nowell, Reagan Zutell and Madison Gaugler.

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THERA. PERRY Steele has since undergone surgery and is
News-Leader recovering well.
"This goes to show what wonderful parent
School Winter Guard recently support we have here at YMS."
irst season in award-winning Gilby's students performed their routine to
the music of All Around Me by Flyleaf.
bronze medal at the Northeast "They take a song, add dance choreography,
ship, as well as second place flag spinning and turn it into something that
petition, third place at their sec- draws the audience in," said Gilby.
Superior rating at their third Traveling to their competition with members
first place at their fourth com- of the high school Winter Guard has been
nd Director Andy Shepard. very beneficial for the younger girls, added
has traditionally been for high Gilby.
there is a trend where middle "They get to see what they can become if
tarting to participate," he said. they work hard and to get pointers and guid-
rinter Guard at YMS was first ance from high school girls really improved their
rent. self esteem. Hearing how great they do from
ring of 2010, band parent Beth such an experienced team as (YHS) gets them
d me about starting a Color excited and pumped to perform."
guard program here at YMS," Principal Jeremy Boatright has high praise for
e volunteered to start the pro- the program.
program as guard instructor." "I am extremely proud of Mr. Shepard and his
outs in May 2010, selecting students for the time and effort that they have put
id preparing a routine to go in to make the Winter Guard such a successful
id half-time show. program. Our goal at Yulee Middle is to provide
d on continuing with Winter students opportunities for success and encour-
is diagnosed with kidney can- age them to enjoy their time at school. Mr.
down from her position and Shepard continually provides these opportunities
*becca Gilby to take over. to his students on a daily basis. I am blessed to
Steele during the fall Color have such a dedicated and caring person leach-
took over to prepare the guard ing at YMS."

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Resurfacing continues on A1A

A full resurfacing of AA/SR
200 from 1-95 to the Amelia
River is now under way.
The $12.6 million project
being done by Hubbard
Construction began on Jan. 23
and is estimated to be com-
pleted by the end of 2011. It
will include adding and strip-
ing the paved shoulders for the
entire corridor to create a des-
ignated bike line.
SR 200 reconstruction will

require two additional projects,
estimated to begin in the next
few years.
The first stage of the recon-
struction project will be
through Yulee west of Still
Quarters Road to west of Rubin
Road. This project has a con-
struction estimate of $19.9 mil-
lion and is programmed for con-
struction in fiscal year 2013-14.
Second, reconstruction on SR
200 from Yulee to CR 107, west
of Rubin. Road to east of CR
107/Scott Road, is programmed
for construction in fiscal year
2015-16 at an estimated con-
struction cost of $58.2 million.
"The State Road 200 corri-
dor is a critical portion of the

strategic inlermodal system in
Nassau County," said Nassau
County Commissioner Danny
deeper. "I appreciate the work
by Rep. planet ) Adkins and her
slaff on getting these projects
started and completed in such
a timely fashion.
"I am thankful to FD)OT for
their continued work to help
improve our Nassau County
roads. These reconstruction
projects will benefit the safety of
motorists, while the improved
traffic flow will also help stim-
ulate Nassau County's econo-
my," said Adkins.
For additional information
contact Adkins' district office
at 491-36:64.


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your crafts, plants, art and one-of-a-kind items.
Please join us for Festivities and Celebration of
the Completion of our Truly Unique and Creative
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FRIDAY, MAY 6.2011




the Pirates

An 8-1 loss to Episcopal in
the District 3-3A champion-
ship didn't keep the Pirates
out of the playoffs. As district
runners-up, the Fernandina
Beach High School baseball
team took on Keystone ,
Heights Tuesday in a region-
al quarterfinal match-up.
Senior Bobby Severance's
sixth-inning home run was
the lone score in the 2-1 loss
to Keystone.
"We just failed to convert
on many opportunities," said
Coach Ken Roland. "I think
we left 10 guys on base."
The Pirates finish at 19-9.
"I think we had a great
season against a tough sched-
ule," Roland said. "I think
even the games we lost, six
were one-run losses that we
let get away in tIle sixth or
seventh inning."
Ryne Casey (5-1) took the
loss on the mound against
Episcopal. He gave up seven
runs on five hits in four
innings. Bobby Oliver gave
up a run on two hits in two
innings and Severance
pitched the final in relief, giv-
ing up no runs or hits.
"We didn't pitch or play
defensively the way we had
all year," Roland sa;.i. "Epis-
copal put pressure on is
defensively and w, couldn't
minimize the damage."
Severance and Justin
Miller had singles.

Fernandina Beach High School three-year senior kicker Robby Phillips will continue his career at Bethel University in McKenzie, Tenn.

FBHS's Phillips to kick at Bethel University


Robby Phillips stepped on to the gridiron
for the first time as a sophomore in high
school. A soccer player since the age of five,
Phillips said he wanted to go to college and
football was taking him there.
"I didn't start playing football just because.
I started it for a reason," said the 6-foot, 190-
pound Fernandina Beach High School senior.
Phillips' plan has come to fruition.
The 18-year-old signed a national letter of
intent to play football on an "almost full ride"
at Bethel University, a Cumberland
Presbyterian college in McKenzie, Tenn.
"I don't want them to have to pay anything,
so there is still a little bit I have to do," Phillips
said of his parents, Chris and Susan, having to
foot the bill for his education.

Phillips averaged 47 yards a punt his senior
season for the FBHS Pirates and 90 percent of
his kickoffs landed in the end zone. His
longest field goal was a 52-yarder in the annual
Shriners senior all-star game. He also made
the all-First Coast and all-Nassau County
"In college it's different because there's not
that automatic touchback rule and it's 10 yards
deeper," he said. "You have to make sure you
get it there so they don't get great field posi-
tion. It will be a lot different."
The football and soccer seasons run simul-
taneously in college, so Phillips said he'll stick
to intramural soccer.
"I'm still going to play," he said.
Phillips, a member of the National Honor
Society, boasts a 3.79 grade point average
while tackling advanced placement honors

Phillips and his parents, Chris and Susan Phillips.

Golfers tee up for pets in annual Pars for Paws tournament'

Sixty golfers teed off for
tails at the fourth annual
Nassau Humane Society Pars
for Paws Classic held April 25
at Long Point at Omni Amelia
Island Plantation. Two
adorable adoptable dogs,
Amstel and Gunner, along
with two purring cats, Lexus
and Shadow, were guests of
honor, giving all the golfers a
very warm welcome.
The day began with the
Putts for Mutts putting con-
test won by Mike Bowling.
The golfers then headed out
to play 18 holes of golf on a
perfect day of spring weather.
Women's first-place win-
ners were Regina Brennan,
Sue Simpson, Donna
Dandurand and Vicki Galpin.
The mixed team first-place
prize was awarded to Jack
and Nancy Hurley and Pat
and Fred Gieg.
Taking the prize for men's
first place was the foursome
of Sam Butler, Tom Luke,
Lewis Dyer and Herb
Later in the afternoon
golfers and their guests
returned to the clubhouse for
a reception that included
heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine,
music and a silent auction of
more than 100 items donated
by local businesses and

friends of Nassau Humane
"We are doing this for the
animals because they cannot
do it for themselves," said
Guy Sasanfar, tournament
organizer and NHS director
of fundraising. "Because of
this community's support, the
tournament was an extremely
successful fundraiser for the
animals and surpassed all

The ladies of Fernandina
Beach Women's Golf played a
game of 3, 2, 1 on the west
and south courses of the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
Placing first with a score
of 114 was the team of Donna
Dandurand, Sue Lopiano, Ra-
chael Henigan and Pat John-
son. Tied for second with 119
were the teams of Samantha
Havourd, Linda Scott, Betsy
Jones and M.J. Augspurger
and Mary Ann Schroeder, Pat
Aylor, Jean Taylor and Bev
DeLaney. In fourth with 120
was the team of Sue Simpson,
Nancy Inbo-den and Lettie
Laurent and Helen Hirsch.

'Hugh Williams and Mike Bowling, above, are ready to
play in the annual Pars for Paws golf tournament. Phil
Ray watches while Nancy Hurley 'Putts for Mutts,' right.

Officers and committee
chairs for 2011-12 were sworn
in at the general meeting.
Officers for next year will be
Mary Ann Schroeder, presi-
dent; Terri Wright, vice presi-
dent; Sherril Boyer, secre-
tary; and Rachael Henigan,
treasurer. Committee chairs
will be Julie Hensler, Vicki
Galpin and Sandy Pardue,

golf; Jayne Paige, golf adviso-
ry board; Donna Dandurand
and Regina Brennan, handi-
cap; Jayne Paige, nomination;
Terri Wright and Jayne Paige,
publicity; Mary Poole, rules;
Sue Lopiano and Pat Gibbs,
social; Anna Keay and Vicki
Galpin, summer team; Joyce
Tonti, communications; and
Carol Minogue, membership.

Exercise can reducejointpain, stiffness and improve balance
O often people with arthritis was recently pub- other professionals, such as a physi- / Should I stretch before or implement stretching.
think they cannot exercise listed in the jour- cal therapist, athletic trainer or certi- after activity? Some even suggest you stretch
because it will only make nalArthritis & fled personal trainer, may give you after you have warmed up a little bit,
their problem worse. This Rheumatism. some tips to get you started. A. Stretching is one of those not before. Peter DeLuca, M.D.,

is not true. Arthritis is the leading
cause of disability among elderly
adults, but there are certainly forms
of exercise you can do that will help
keep not only your bones and mus-
cles strong but may actually be of
benefit to the remaining cartilage
coating on the ends of your bones.
It is a commonly-held notion that
exercise will lead to the develop-
ment of arthritis, but researchers
also believe this to be false.
Using highly-sensitive MRI stud-
ies, researchers were able to show
"compositional changes in adult joint
cartilage as a result of increased
exercise, which confirms the obser-
vations made in prior animal studies
but has not been previously shown
in humans," said Swedish research-
er Leif Dahlberg in a news release.
The changes suggest human car-
tilage responds to exercise in a way
that is similar to muscle and bone
and may have important implica-
tions for preventing osteoarthritis of
the knee in those at risk. The study

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Other studies
have shown exer-
cise can actually
reduce joint pain,
but also has a bene-
fit of reducing joint
stiffness, improv-
ing balance and
increasing flexibili-
those who are
active tend to live
longer than those
who are inactive.
If you are not

currently in any form of exercise
program, start slowly and progres-
sively, working on stretching and
Other activities such as water
aerobics, swimming, yoga and bik-
ing are also relatively low-intensity
exercises that have additional bene-
fits and are easier on the joints.
Your doctor may be able to rec-
ommend a program for you, but

Q. While playing basketball I
began to notice a snapping in
my hip. It is not really all that
painful, but it now has me worried.
What do you think it is?

A Common in basketball players,
ballet dancers and those run-
ning hurdles, "snapping hip syn-
drome" occurs when the iliotibial
band crosses over the outer part of
the hip bone. With repetitive activi-
ties and forward motion of the hip,
the band can tighten or thicken.
This can lead to increased friction
and ultimately some snapping can
be felt.
Other less common causes could
be from something going on inside
the hip joint, such as a cartilage tear
or loose body. If you are not having
pain, I wouldn't worry too much.
Your physician or a therapist may be
able to recommend some stretching
exercises to stretch the band and
thus reduce the snapping.

11. things athletes do before prac-
tice because the coaches have
always told them to do so. It is a
good way to get practice started
after a few jumping jacks, leg raises
and push-ups. Many feel this
approach is the proper way to warm
up, but others are beginning to ques-
tion the effectiveness and the matter
of timing at which we stretch.
Stretching has been shown in the
past to increase muscle and joint
flexibility and it is naturally assumed
that this helps Idecrease injuries.
However, stretching alone has never
been definitively proven cto lprvent
injuries. Experts Iend Ito IeClclmmendll
stretching as part (of a p1)1'ol'nra to
lreducec injury, including strengt1hein-
ing, balance and proper warlm-uip.
Warm-upl) leans just tllat; you
lightly [i;articiipate in your activity in
order to allow your muscles to heal
up, to improve blood flow, and there-
by allow for a more natural stretch-
ing of the muscles. After this proper
warm up would be the time to then

head team physician for the
Philadelphia Eagles, uses the analo-
gy of saltwater taffy, indicating it is
much easier to stretch it after it is
warm than when it is cold. However,
at a typical football practice it is
often not feasible to get things going
for 10-15 minutes, then stop to allow
for stretching.
I)eLuea also advises a post-exer-
cise stretch, after your muscles are
most warm and loosened, in order to
significantly increase your flexibility
in the long run.
This column is written to discuss
issues regarding sports, medicine and
safety It is not intended to serve as a
replacementfor treatment by a doctor
It is only designed to offer guidelines
on the prevention, recognition and
care of injuries and illness. Specific
concerns should be discussed with a
physician. Mail questions to Gregory
Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204. Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
For information, call 261-8787or
visit www.gsmithmd.com.

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Work noisy top water plugs

S-r, out fishing should
be excellent this
weekend with perfect
. tidal conditions for
working noisy topwater plugs
across flooded oyster bars
and shell bottoms. Some of
the more successful topwater
plugs include Storm's "Chug
Bug" in the chrome-and-blue
color pattern and the frog-col-
ored "Devil's Horse" by
Smithwick. Both of these suir-
face plugs are capable of cre-
ating quite a i oy ruckus on
the surface, iih, ating an
injured baitf lli or a large sea
trout that is lheding right on
the surface.
Tides are excellent this
weekend for sea trout fishing
with a low incoming tide com-
ing early, then a flood tide
arriving at 11:47 a.m. Look to
catch redfish, bluefish and
jack crevalle as well while
casting sur face plugs for
Amelia Island sea trout. Key
areas include Nassau Sound
on both the northwest and
southwest shorelines, just
west of the "George Crady"
fishing pier. Tiger basin also
harbors excellent waters for
sea trout weighing to five
Be sure to bring along a
spinning rod outfitted with a
1/4-ounce jig head and char-
treuse shrimp tail when the
lopwater bite is slow. Live
shrimp fished deep with the
aid of a split shot is also a
deadly fishing tactic for warm
weather sea trout.
FA and HI fish havens are
holding keeper-size gag
grouper and sea bass with a
mix of flounder, triggerfish,
cobia and amberjack.
Capt. Bronson Stubbs
reports pogy pods are now
schooling along pristine
Amelia Island beaches and
make excellent live baits for
live bottom grouper, cobia
and amberjack.
Mall v Smith recently
live ba., 'd at HH fish
haven ded a pair of
king mnu 1. However, no
other reply of kings have
been reported recently
except a: leep-water fish
havens, incirding the Elton
and 40-mik bottoms.
Excellent-eating pompano
are running along the beach-
es and weighing to three
pounds. Best tide is the mid
morning flood tide and all the
way down to the mid outgo-
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Blue water tourney set
for today, Saturday
Dwight Griffis is heading
up this year's annual Amelia
Island Blue Water
Tournament, which will be
held today and Saturday.
"This will be a 100 percent
payback tournament with a
$200 entry fee," Griffis said.
"We will pay for three places
on the points system, includ-
ing catch-and-release billfish.
Points will also be given for
wahoo, tuna and dolphin."
The captain's meeting will
be held at Capt. Jimmy
Johnson's Amelia Island Bait
& Tackle at 6 p.m. today. The
tournament gets under way
long before sunrise and fish-
ermen can depart at 3 am.
Saturday. Fishing is from 6
a.m. to 4 p.m. and tournament
boats must be checked in by
the Florida Petroleum dock
by 7:30 p.m. The official
weigh-in site is the
Fernandina Harbor Marina,
beginning at 5:30 p.m.
For information on the
tournament, call Griffis at
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches for
publication in this space Fri-
days. E-mail photos to bjones@
fbnewsleadercom, mail them
to PO. Box 766, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32035, or drop
them by the office at 511 Ash
St. in Fernandina Beach. For
information, contact Beth'
Jones at the News-Leader at

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of Amelia Island sea trout while fishing aboard Capt.
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3on-3 hoops tourney
A 3-on-3 Basketball
Tournament hosted by Faith
Christian Academy will be
held June 4-5 at the McArthur
Family YMCA in Femandina
The tournament includes
divisions for boys, girls, teens
and adults. It starts with a full.
day of competition Saturday
at 8:30 a.m., followed by finals
on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
Awards to the winners.
Proceeds benefit the Gate-
keepers of Destiny Founda-
tion that provides scholarships
for qualified students who
wish to attend Faith Christian
Academy. Register a team at
www.facangels.org or contact
Joy at 321-2137.

Hoop It Up Junell
The American Legion Post
174 will host an adult three-
on-three Hoop It Up-Touma-
ment June 11 at the Peck
Gym in Femandina 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 malexan-
der911 @msn.com.

Open Water Challenge
The 2011 Ed Gaw Amelia
Island Open Water Challenge
will be May 28 in Fernandina
Beach. The race starts at 8:30
a.m. Junior swimmers launch
five minutes prior to masters
swimmers. Entry fee is $30
before May 20; $40 after May
21. Everyone pre-registered
receives a T-shirt, swim cap
and other items. Deck entries
receive a T-shirt if available.
Field is limited to 300
swimmers. Awards go to the
overall top three male and
female finishers and top fin-
isher in each age group. All
swimmers must be registered
with U.S. Masters Swimming
or USA Swimming ($19/$15
o n-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.

Family fun at gun club
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
picnic will be served for a $10
donation. RSVP to clyde@

Fernandina Pop Warner
Fernandina Beach Pop
Warner is holding registration
for football and cheerleading.
Early registration fee is $100
per participant with a $75 fee
for each additional sibling.
Fees will go up July 1. Regi-
ster at www.leaguelineup.com
/fbpwa. Contact Chrisie
McNulty Oliver at 277-9660.

Liberty Run May28
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10K/SK will take place at
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
May 28, the Saturday of
Memorial Day weekend.
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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 park-
ing 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 aid female win-
ners in each age category. All
kids in the one-mile run will
get an award for finishing.
Pre-register by mail (forms
can be found on
AmelialslandRunners.com); in
person (forms available at the
Health and Fitness Center); or
register directly online at
Cost is $25 per adult; $15
per child (12 and under). Save
$5 and pre-register before
May 14. For questions, call

Yulee Pop Warner
Yulee Pop Warner will be
registering players and cheer-
leaders from 9 a.m. to noon
May 7 at the Yulee Sports
Complex on Goodbread
Road. Fee is $150 plus $35
for a jersey. Visit www.yulee

Walk-It Challenge
The third annual Weight
Watchers Walk-It Challenge is
an initiative that encourages
people to incorporate physical
activity, in conjunction 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.weightwatch-
ers. com/walkit. Registration
fees may apply.

Boules Club
Amelia Island Boules Club
holds petanque pickup games
Saturday at 9:30 a:t. aid
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the
Femandina Beach petanque
courts at the south end of the
downtown marina. Petanque
(pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the
Italian bowling game.
The public is always wel-
come to join in and learn this
easy, fun game for all ages.
For information call 491-1190.

Great Strides May21
The Fernandina Beach
Great Strides walk to benefit
Cystic Fibrosis will take place
at 9 a.m. May 21 at Fort
Clinch State Park, 2601
Atlantic Ave. Lunch will be
Check-in time begins at 8
a.m. and the walk distance is
1 OK (6.2 miles).. Routes are
suitable for walking, running,
strollers, wagons, bicycles,
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 raises at least
$100 receives an official
Great Strides team T-shirt.
Call (904) 733-3560.

Lisa Poland and seven-year-old son Alec teamed up to
land this keeper gag grouper recently aboard the
"Amelia Angler II," with Capt. T.D. Lacoss.

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an artist
t'r the News-Leader
When I was 10, my par-
ents saw something in my
doodling that made them
suspect I had more than the
normal interest in art. They
enrolled me with a private
art instructor and my life
was changed. Art is seen so
often as a toy, rather than a
life skill. How can exposure
to our creative sides make a
difference to our lives? Let
me give you a glimpse into
the mind of an artist. What
an artist sees, asks, thinks.
Light Everything has
a lighter and a darker side.
An artist sees the world as
light and shadow and the
way both play on any given
Perspective How and
why does something look
different when at different
levels or distances?
Critical perception -
The difference between
what the eye sees and the
actuality of any given sub-
Color how ard basic
colors combined to create
complex tones? This leads
to the study of light and the
way it is refracted into dif-
ferent colors, and reflected
by everything around us.
Anatomy of people
and animals. Why does a
puppy look different than a
dog? How is the human
head divided by features?
How do muscles connect to
Biology in in'_d!l
forms; how does., I.l - "
grow? How does a flower
Weather -what kinds
of clouds are there? What
MIND Continued on 3B

Artist/teacher Anne Howden and Audrey Timmins at a recent Children's Art class,
above, offered each month free of charge by the Island Art Association at its new Art
Education Center, below. Call 261-7020 to learn more, or visit www.islandart.org.

'Ya gotta have art!'

Art center


May 13 & 14
For the News Leader

Anyone strolling along
downtown North
Second Street will get
A pleasant surprise. A
new Art Education Center is now attached to
the original gallery of the Island Art
Association at 18 N. Second St. Connecting
both buildings is a pleasing courtyard,
walling in peace and serenity.
Plantings complete the courtyard and
those attending workshops and social hap-
penings can'sit on the stone benches to
regroup their creative thoughts or just min-
gle. Now, along ilih art workshops, Amelia
Island has a new rental venue for private
events as well.
The IAA invites the community to enjoy a
variety of art classes for beginners and expe-
1 tii- 'i .1 artists. Visit www.islandarl. org or the
gallery for details. The original building is
now dedicated to more gallery space. The
association r','i-Lntl welcomed nine new
exhibiting artli-is ifd 38 new members. Art
in the gallery now includes an exciting vari-
ety of media in paintings, sculpture, photogra-

phy, jewelry, glass, wood, gourds, pottery and
fiber arts.
The art association, however, is more than
a place to buy and show art. The IAA offers
free art classes for children from ages 3 to 15,
maintains an ongoing scholarship program
for Nassau County high school seniors and
donates supplies to the county's art teachers.
Monthly, volunteer members devote time
working with seniors at the Council on Aging.
And for the past 48 years, members have
devoted hours to organizing and running the
Fine Arts & Crafts Show of the Shrimp
To celebrate the major step in its develop-
ment, the Island Art Association will host the
grand opi.-riii of the Art Education Center
with f -lii i,_, May 13-14. A prayer and rib-
bon cutting by Mayor Susan Steger at 4 p.m.

ART Continued on 3B.

Photo classes galore

at Wild Amelia fest

Calling all nature photogra-
phers, both beginners and
experienced: the Wild Amelia
Nature Festival has something
for you!
The festival has announced
a unique "curriculum" of
nature photography classes
that is a significant component
of the 5th annual festival, slat-
ed for May 20-22 at venues on
and around Amelia Island.
The instructors are profes-
sional photographers from
Northeast Florida, and
classes will be held both
indoors and outdoors and will
be geared to both adults and
Among the topics covered
by the photography classes
during the three days of the
festival are: "Walk-on-the-
Wild-Side Photography
Workshop at Fort Clinch,"
"Basics of Taking Good
Nature Photos," "Seeing the
Light," "Introduction to
Nature Photography for

Children," "Intro to
Photoshop Elements," "Sunset
Workshop," "Sunrise
Workshop," "Creative
Lighting in the Outdoors,"
"Flower, Plant, and Macro
Photography" and "Beyond
Printing Photos." A number of
these workshops will include
outdoor photo shoots.
Registration is now under
way for each of these classes;
to register, please visit
Additionally, the festival .
will feature the announcement
of the winners of the third
annual Wild Amelia Nature
Photography contest, held
this past winter and spring.
Winners will be revealed and
will receive their prizes on
Saturday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m.
in the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center at the con-
clusion of the Wild Amelia
Exhibits, the EcoExpo. If you
entered the contest, be sure to
be on hand.

Pintetop protege to

play at Blues Festival

The Amelia Island Blues
Festival Committee and
Board of Directors have been
working diligently to secure
some mighty magnificent tal-
ent for the event, scheduled
for Sept. 16 and 17 at Main
Deciding to dedicate each
year to a legendary blues per-
former, last September the
committee signed a true blues
legend, Willie "Pinetop"
Perkins, but was saddened to
learn of his passing in March.
The former piano player in
the Muddy Waters Band was
97 years old and had recently
become the oldest Grammy
Award winner ever with his
collaboration on the album
"Joined at the Hip" with

aFLL N, another
Waters reg-
ular, Willie
"Big Eyes"
As blues
fans easily
IrI 4a b, recognize,
blues music
is often an expression of good
things coming from bad. As it
happens, on the same day the
festival committee learned of
the passing of Pinetop
Perkins it was led to a gifted
16-year-old singer, guitar and
piano player from Jacksonville
who met Pinetop when he
was 10 years old.
BLUES Continuedon 2B

Mixed media exhibit evokes 1970's nostalgia
S Fernandina Beach resident and artist, Although she's been a career artist Working in a wide array of mediums
Wyanne Thompson, simply known as her entire life, Wyanne has endeavored including acrylic, beeswax and resin, she
aw Wvanne, will be the featured artist at the over the past 15 years to establish her- creates brightly colored, surrealistic

Blue Ioor Artists Second Saturday
Artrageous Artwalk May 14 in down-
town Fernandina Beach.
Wyanne and her family moved to
Amelia Island four years ago, from
Atlanta. She noted, "During the summer
of 2007, I visited the island for the first
time. After walking around downtown
and visiting the Blue Door, I knew I had
to live here. A year later, we moved to
the island."

self as a prominent leader in the world of
whimsical, mixed media art. She contin-
ues working with a global audience both
as an artist and an instructor through
inspirational Internet videos and online
workshops. Several of her "students"
have visited Fernandina to see Wyanne's
works from as far away as Australia,
England and Canada.
Wyanne creates fun, happy artwork
that appeals to both young and old.

paintings with a touch of 1970's nostal-
gia. Her current exhibit at the Blue Door
features retro owls, swans, elephants and
big-eyed girls.
"I love to create art that is a reflection
of my childhood imagination and day-
dreams. In some of the paintings, you
will find unexpected little surprises and
occasionally a bit of naughtiness to

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A 48-scale replica of the aircraft carrier USS
Saratoga. weighing 2,000 pounds. will be on dis-
play at McGill Aviation at the Fernandina Beach
Municipal Airport from noon-3 p.m. May 7. The
replica was built over the last 11 years by retired
Navy Master Chief Ken Hyde. For more informa-
tion. call McGill -----
Aviation at 261-7890.
The USS Saratoga .
second of the 56.000- .i,*f j g
ton Forrestal class air-
cra ft carriers, was
built at New York
Naval Shipyard and
went into commission in April 1956. She has a
long and storied history sailing the world's seas.
serving with the Seventh Fleet off Vietnam in
1972-73, and participating in combat operations in
the Middle East and Bosnia. In mid-1998 she was
towed from Philadelphia. Pa.. to Newport. R.I..
where she remains in Navy custody pending final

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 jealous husband.
fallen outa porthole and is lost
at sea. but suddenly finds him-
self returned as a woman! The
cast includes Annette Rawls
and Steve Rawls. with Amy
Dawkins.Erin DuFaulthand
Rhys Martin. Performances are
SMay and 14 at 7:30
p.m. and May 8 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at
The UPS Store in the Publix shopping center and
at FLT. 1014 Beech St. FLT is a small. intimate
space and patr' o ni are advised to purchase tickets
in advance.

Celebrate Mom as the Amelia Island Museum
of History. 233 S. Third St.. officially reopens its
History Garden on May 7
from 10 a.m.-noon.
Children are invited to
plant flowers in the gar-
den and craft flowers for '
Saturday is also the sign-up day for the muse-
um's summer camp for children entering grades
three through five. to be held July 11-15. Activity
fee is $40. A camp for children entering grades

one and two will be held July 18-20. free of charge.
For information visit www.ameliamuseum.org or
call 261-7378.
Tenor saxophonist John Sheard. 18, winner of
this year's Amelia Island Jazz
Festival Scholarship, will challenge
the masters at a special Festival
Preview and Scholarship Benefit
Concert May 12 from 7-9 p.m. at the
new Amelia Community Theatre.
209 Cedar St.
Les DeMerle. festival artistic
director, will announce the 2011 fes-
tival lineup and The Dynamic Les
DeMerle Jazz All-Stars will preview a striking
variety of jazz genres set for the October event.
The concert also will feature vocalist Bonnie
Eisele, former Ray Charles sideman Al Waters
(saxophone/flute). Marvin Ferebee (trumpet). Eric
Lolgren (piano). Barry Greene (guitar). Ernie
Ealum (bass) and DeMerle (drums).
Tickets are $25 and available at www.ameliais-
landjazzfestival.com. at The UPS Store Island
Walk Shopping Center. 1417 Sadler Road. 277-
0820, or at the door if not sold out in advance. Call
504-4772. visit www.ameliaislandjazzfestival.com
or email in fo@ameliaislandjazzfestival.com.

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media with

FRIDAY. MAY 6. 2011 LEISURE News-Leader



Fort Clinch State Park
will host a Union Spring
Encampment event May 7
from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and May
8 from 9 a.m.-noon that
allows visitors to interact
with living historians to
experience life in the fort as
it was in 1864. The grounds
will be bustling with soldiers in
period costume involved in fir-
ing demonstrations, marching
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
www. FloridaStateParks.org.
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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
Tavem, and fifth card, Scott &

The Pink Ribbon Ladies
will meet at 6 p.m. May 9 in
the conference room at
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau in Fernandina
Beach. Speaker Sandra
Pineault will give a presenta-
tion on mandalas. Please call
Joyce Karsko at 261-2976 or
Isobel Lyle at 321-2057 for
more information.

WIN WIN will meet May 9
at 6:30 p.m. at Fifi's Fine
Resale, 1853 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach. Women
in Nassau helping Women in
Need is a group where busi-
nesswomen can network
while assisting local charities.
Please bring a $10 charitable
donation and an appetizer or
dessert to share. Wine and
door prizes are optional. Soda
and tea are provided. Bring
business cards and brochures
if you wish. Call Connie at
759-0745 or email your RSVP


The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival will host two
events May 10 in
Fernandina Beach. Both are
free and open to the public.
At 9 a.m. at Books Plus,
107 Centre St., "Meet the
Author" at an informal break-
fast and book signing with
New York Times best-seller
Mary Alice Monroe, who will
introduce her new book, The
Buttenrlys Daughter That
night, enjoy the seventh and
final "Wild Nite" nature forum
at 7 p.m. at the Peck Center
Auditorium, 516 South 10th
St. The evening's topic is "The
Magic of Cumberland Island"
with guest speaker Rene Noe,
park ranger with the
Cumberland Island National
The fifth annual Wild
Amelia Nature Festival is
scheduled for May 20-22 on
and around Amelia Island.
Visit www.wildamelia.com for
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Join Walkin' Nassau for
an evening fun walk north
from Main Beach on May 10
at 6 p.m., followed by din-
per at Sandy Bottoms for
those who are interested.
Walking is free and everyone
is welcome. Let the organiz-
ers,know if you plan to have
dinner so they can reserve
space for the group. Contact
Jane Bailey at
dnjbailey@mindspring.com or

Special guest Sinda
Nichols, appearing as Emily
Dickinson, will read poems
from the play "The Belle of
Amherst" by William Luce
and discuss her experience
as an actress portraying the
life of one of America's
most famous 19th century
poets on May 12 from 6:30-
7:30 p.m. in the Cassidy
Family Conference Room of
the Hilliard branch library.
Refreshments will be served,
courtesy of the Friends of the
Hilliard Library. The communi-
ty is invited. The library is
located at 15821 CR 108. Call
(904) 548-4866.
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The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Isian~ willhost its
monthly coffee on May 12 at
.10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long you have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. For information con-
tact Debbie Price at
deb203@aol.com or 310-
6060, or visit http://newcomer-

The McArthur Family
YMCA, 1915 Citrona Drive,
Fernandina Beach, will be
open to the community for
Healthy Kids Day, a free
family event May 14 from 10
a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy family
zumba, swimming, karate,
summer program registration
booths, dance performances,
obstacle courses, a rock
climbing wall, free lunch and
more. Bring a friend or neigh-
bor.- Call 261-1080.

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Sounds on Centre
Sounds on Centre, presented from
6-8 p.m. tonight by the Historic
Fernandina Business Association, will
feature a '50's and '60's Sock Hop
theme and music by Big Vic and the
Screaming Deacons. Guests are
encouraged to dress from that era. The
community concert, on Centre Street
between Front and Second streets, is
tree and will feature a display of period
Hot Rod cars as well as 2011-12 mus-
cle cars Raffle drawings will be held
throughout the evening, with prizes
donated by local businesses and retail-
ers. Among the top prizes will be a pair
of city bicycles.
For information contact Loren Lum,
chairman of the Sounds on Centre
Committee, at 321-1605 or
lorenlum@p5pro com. Visit www down-
Chamber music
Cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Orli
Shaham will be featured at the grand
opening performance of the 10th sea-
son of the Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival on May 25 Tickets to the
special performance at St Peter's
Episcopal Church in downtown
Fernandina Beach are $50 including a
champagne reception
The festival will be held May 20-June
19. with more than 50 artists and 20
performances in intimate settings
around the island Tickets for all con-
certs may be purchased at
www alcmf com or by calling 261-1779.
Get 10 percent off for three to five per-
formances and 20 percent off for six or
more concerts.
Bands& Barbeque
On May 14 Amella Arts Academy
and Kayak Amelia are teaming up to
present Bands & Barbeque, a fundrais-
er for the academy Enjoy live music
and the sunset on the banks of the
Amelia River Bring your own beverages
and chairs. Barbecue will be available
for purchase. Cost is $10 for adults and
free for children under 12 For more
information or tickets, visit www amell-
aartsacademy org, call 277-1225 or
e-mail information@ameliaartsacade-
St Marys Starry Nights'
Enloy local performing artists "under
the stars" at the waterfront park in
downtown St. Marys, Ga., on May 14 as
the Starry Nights series kicks off with
"No Known Cure" playing popular cover
tunes from the 1960's to the present
Pack a picnic and bring a blanket or
chairs. All performances are 7-9 p m
Taste ofthe Blues'
Free monthly concerts will be held

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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
Georgia Heartbeat,
Cottonmouth and Laney
Strickland's Dixie Union.
Dinners are $10. Relax &
Ride will offer free rides to and
from Fernandina Beach with
five or more people riding (call
556-2872). All proceeds will
be collected and distributed
by Margo Walton, McDonald's
daughter, to help with his
medical costs.

The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. May 17 at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department Community
Room, 1525 Lime St.
Speaker Beth Wilson will
present "Lineage Societies:
The Who, What, Where, Why.
& How," introducing numerous
national and international line-
age societies, explaining what
they are, how and why they
came into existence, advan-
tages of membership, and
how to become a member.
The public is welcome.

The Men's Newcomers
Club of Amelia Island will
hold its May 19 luncheon
meeting at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club at 11:30
a.m. Speaker Rebecca Jordi,

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Young Conrad Oberg was men-
tored by the great bluesman from that
very first meeting and Pinetop later
introduced Conrad to other blues leg-
ends, including Buddy Guy, Bob
Margolin and Hubert Sunmlin. To
honor Pinetop Perkins, Conrad played
the Amelia Island 'Taste of the Blues"
event in March and has promised to
return to play the Amelia Island Blues
Festival as it continues with its original
commitment to pay homage to the first
"Legend of the Blues," Pinetop
Conrad will open for Pinetop's good
friend and band mate, Willie "Big
Eyes" Smith. As organizers open the
two-day festival, Friday night will
undoubtedly be very special as they
celebrate Pinetop's lifetime of blues

from 7:30-10 p.m. at Cafe Karibo, 27 N.
Third St., leading up to the Amelia
Island Blues Festival Sept. 16 and 17.
Preview concerts will be held May 19,
June 16, July 14, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8.
For information visit www.ameliais-

SO &FourTops
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. Another Starry Nights concert
will take place June 4 with a featured
artist, to be named, accompanying the
Tickets per concert, per seat are $50
for VIP table seating and $20 for lawn
seating, plus applicable service
charges Day-of-show tickets are $60
and $25 Visit
www.MakeASceneDowntown.com or
call (904) 354-5547. Blankets and lawn
chairs are encouraged for lawn seating.
Picnic baskets with food and beverages
(no glass containers or alcoholic bever-
ages may be brought nlo the park
Food and beverages (both non-alco-
holic and alcoholic) will be available for
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee. 207 Centre
St., hosts a music circle on Saturdays
Irom 7.30-10 p m. featuring great local
musicians. Admission is free and all are
welcome Come enjoy dessert, coffee
and music
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St.
live music. Visit Dog Star on Facebook
Call 277-8010.
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St
live music. Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead. 2045 South
Fletcher Ave live music; and karaoke
Sunday nights with Daddy "O" DJ.
Follow The Hammerhead on Facebook
at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
Horizons restaurant. 4828 First
Coast Hwy in the Palmetto Walk
Shops, live music Thursdays Fridays
and Saturdays.
Call 321-2430 Visit www.horizon-
sameliaisland com.
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Rrtz-Carlton,
Amelia Island.

County Extension director and
horticulture agent, will discuss
general landscaping and
define general plants, shrubs
and trees best for Northeast
Florida. Members are
encouraged to bring samples
of their diseased or infected
plants. They will be analyzed
and solutions will be offered.
Tickets are $15 by May 14
and $17 at the door. For
reservations, call Bob Keane,
277-4590. All men, whether
new to the area or longtime
Nassau County residents, are
welcome to attend the meet-
ing and join the club. For infor-
mation visit www.mensnew-
*. o
The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
the public to its next 3rd
Friday on 3rd Street on May
20 at 6 p.m. featuring Sarah
Miller of the Florida Public
Archaeology Network pre-
senting: A Florida Shipwreck
through Time. Based on the
book Shipwreck: Leap
through Time, this talk takes
the audience through the
stages of a shipwreck from
ship construction to underwa-
ter museum. The issue of
piracy in archaeology is
addressed, as well as
expanding known submerged
resources beyond maritime
themes. For information, con-
tact Alex at 2617378, ext. 102,
or at alexbuell@ameliamuse-


The nonprofit Island Art
Association is creating a
community mosaic on the

Indigo Alley
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St.,
Frankie's Jazz Jam the first Tuesday of
every month; other three Tuesdays,
Acoustic in the Round at 7 p.m.; second
and third Wednesdays at 7 p m indigo
Film Club; open mike night Thursdays
at 7-30 p m live music Fndays and
Saturday at 8 p m Call 261-7222
Larry & The Backtracks perform one
Thursday a month at Kelley's Courtyard
Cafe. 19 S. Third St The dates are
June 16 July 14. Aug. 4. Sept 1, Oct. 6
and Nov 3 Call 432-8213
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: dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7 30 p m Dan Voll
STuesdays from 7.30-11 30 pm.. the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8:30 p m.-midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8 30 p m.-12-30 a m Call
261-1000 Visit www.okanes com
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.
live entertainment most nights. Contact
bill@thepalacesaloon com, visit
www.thepalacesaloon com or call 491-
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave live entertainment every
night; tonight features the Karl Davis
Band; and May 13 features the Regi
Blue Band. Call 310-6904. Visit
www.SandyBottomsAmelia com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's in the lounge
from 6-10 p.m. tonight and 7-11 p m.
May 7; shaggin' in the lounge Sundays
from 4-7 p m.: Pill Pill in the tiki bar
Wednesday from 530-9 30 p m live
music in the bar all weekend. Call 277-
Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join
Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave, Richard Stratton
Tonight; Reggie Lee May 7, Richard
Stratton May 8. Gary Keniston May 9,
Stevie "Fingers" May 10, DJ Roc May
11. Richard Smith May 12, and Andy
Haney May 13 Music is 5-9 p m. week-
nights and 6-10 p m weekends and 1-5
pm. Sunday Bingo on Mqndays ao. ,
trivia on Thursdays at 6-30 p.m. in the
inside bar. Call 261-5711

courtyard walls of its Art
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St. Donations for the
ongoing project are appreciat-
ed, including:
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
*tile, glass, stone, pottery,
old:dishes or granite, particu-
larly in bright primary colors.
Donations may be dropped
off at the gallery. Leave your
name and address so you
may be contacted, thanked
and notified when the project
is complete. Call 261-7020 for
more information. Visit

The Florida State College
at Jacksonville Betty P.
Cook Art Gallery will host
an opening reception for
"Photography as Art: A
Spiritual Experience," an
exhibit of artwork by stu-
dents in the Center for
Lifelong Learning photogra-
phy class taught by Richard
Olderman, on May 12 from
6:30-8 p.m. The reception
and exhibit are open to the
The FSCJ Betty P. Cook
Art Gallery is located in Room
B103, 76346 William Burgess
Blvd., Yulee. The exhibit will
continue through June 10. For
information call 548-4467.
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Osprey Village, in part-
nership with The Plantation
Artists' Guild & Gallery, will
host "Suddenly Spring," an

contributions, highlight his longtime
musical partner, and introduce a
Pinetop prodigy and bluesman in wait-
In addition, the David Gerald Band
from Detroit, Mich., the 6th Street
Rhythm & Blues Review from
Gainesville and Albert Castiglia, the
pride of Coconut Grove, who's latest
album "Keepin' On" hit number one on
the Root's Blues Chart last September,
round out the musical lineup.
Additional local and national talent will
help to make this festival a must for
blues fans.
All proceeds will benefit the Baptist
Medical Center Nassau. The hospital
auxiliary has signed on as active pro-
duction partners.
For information on ticket and
accommodation packages visit

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. May will feature easy
silk screening and June, soy
wax batik. 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

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them," she explained. "I want others to
look beyond the cuteness of the particu-
lar painting and draw their own conclu-
sions and stories from the work."
Stop by and meet Wyanne during
Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk,
May 14 from 5-8 p.m. Light hours d'oeu-
vres will be served. Blue Door Artists
Gallery is also home to eight other local
artists working in a wide variety of medi-
ums, including textiles, painting and jew-
elry. The gallery and studios are located
at 205 1/2 Centre St. in downtown
Fernandina Beach. (Look for the blue
doors between Seattle's Best Coffee and
Go Fish leading to the colorful staircase.)
Regular hours are Monday-Saturday, 11
a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call
556-7783 or visit www.bluedoorartists.
corn or www.wyanne.com.


Where volunteering begins.




Game night
Yulee High School stu-
dents will host a Video
Game Night from 6-10 p.m.
tonight in the cafetorium to
benefit victims of Japan's
earthquake disaster. The
benefit will feature a wide
assortment of games pro-
vided by Game Over in
Yulee and prizes from Sony
Corporation and The
Stinger, the school newspa-
per. Admission is $3 for
general play, with addition-
al charges for tournament
play. Snacks and beverages
will be available for pur-
chase. All proceeds will be
donated to the Save the
Children: Japan
Earthquake and Tsunami
Emergency Fund.
Marsh fun
Amelia Arts Academy
and Kayak Amelia have
teamed up to offer an
evening of family fun on
Little Talbot Island on May
14 at 6 p.m. with "Bands
and Barbeque at Kayak
Amelia." Opening the event
will be Miss D's
Elementary Band, the acad-
emy's beginning band for
children in the fourth and
fifth grades, followed by
The Beech Street Blues
Bring your own chairs
or blankets, favorite bever-
age and dancing shoes.
Dinner will be available for
purchase. Tickets are $10
for adults and free for chil-
Reserve in advance at
org or call 277-1225.
Teen Court
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held May 17
and 24 at the Nassau
County Judicial Annex,
76347 Veterans Way in
Yulee. Sessions begin at 6
Students ages 11-18 are
invited to participate.
Those wishing to be on the
volunteer jury or act as
attorneys, court clerks and
bailiffs can sign up through
their school guidance
offices or by attending
court and signing up then.
To participate as an attor-
ney, see Coordinator
Charles Griffin, who
assigns the rotating posi-
Volunteers need to
arrive between 5:30 and 6
p.m. For information call
Griffin at 548-4600.
Free concerts
Bring your child and get
inspired by the musicians
of the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival.
The following events are
family-friendly and free:
May 21, 11 a.m. at the
Nassau County Courthouse
in Fernandina Beach, the
McDuffie Center Showcase
with artists and faculty
from Mercer University;
May 22, 2 p.m., Splendor in
the Brass with Air National
Guard Band of the South at
the Amelia Park pavilion;
June 8 at 11 a.m. at Prince
of Peace Lutheran Church,
2600 Atlantic Ave., meet
"eighth blackbird." Visit
g, call 277-1225 or email


Dolphn Discovery day
Yulee Primary School hosted its annual Dolphin Discovery on April 29, a special
day that allows pre-k students who will be entering kindergarten in the fall the
opportunity to tour the school. Students sampled a school breakfast in the cafeteria
and were greeted by Principal Mary Ann Bennett and Assistant Principal, Amber
Nicholas-Bovinette, who familiarized students and their parents with important
information such as transportation procedures, school lunch, etc. Students then
broken into groups to tour a kindergarten class in action, the library, computer lab
and teacher Gaye Foote's music class, above. The students.then rode a bus for the
first time. Staff and students enjoyed seeing all the new faces and are excited about
the upcoming year. Thaks to all the parent volunteers that helped with this event.

CS Chorus & Mallet Masters
The Callahan Intermediate School Chorus and Mallet Masters recently went on a
Spring Choral Concert Tour, performing their 'Traveling Around the U.S." program
for the students at First Impressions School, Inc., Yulee Elementary School, above,
and for the Callahan library. Linda Jean's hosted the group for lunch

Harmony grant
The Jacksonville Symphony
Guild recently awarded a
Harmony Grant to Callahan
Intermediate School music
teacher Mary Ann Salis. This
year the music room technology
was expanded with some new
software, including notation,
games and a new MIDI key-
board. Left, Emily O'Berry and
Katlyn Sharpe check out their
new learning tools.

Rotazy talk
The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club welcomed
Fernandina Beach High 4
School Principal Jane
Arnold, who noted that 87
percent of the graduating
class of 2010 were desig-
nated "college ready" by "
the state, with 51 percent
achieving honor graduate :
status. She said the school SUBMITrrED
was once again ranked as
one of Newsweek Magazine's best high schools in the U.S. Arnold also introduced
Travis Hodge, the new FBHS football coach, who discussed his background as a
player at Bolles and the Citadel and his coaching career. He has 45 players on the
roster for spring training and plans to focus on instilling trust, dedication and com-
mitment in his players. Left are Hodge, Rotary President Trip Clark and Arnold.

Arts Academy
The Amelia Arts Academy,
516 South 10th St., is accept-
ing registrations for its sum-
mer arts camps and teen
workshops. Space limited.
The programs offer high-
quality performing and visual
arts education, no registra-
tion fees. Visit www.ameli-
aartsacademy.org, call 277-
1225 or email information@
At Discovery Summer
Camp, campers explore their
talents and creativity through
a variety of activities, includ-
ing drama, music, the arts,
games, team-building, field-
trips, science, nature and
even carpentry. Along the
way, campers will broaden
their horizons as they discov-
er the power they have to
change the world around
them. Call Faith Christian
Academy at 321-2137, or visit
www.fcaangels.com to down-
load the registration form.
The Isle of Eight Flags
Police Athletic League is
accepting applications for its
8-week summer youth pro.
gram for ages 6 to 17.
Applications are available at
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department. Return complet-
ed forms to the police depart-
ment. Only 100 will be accept-
ed. One-time registration fee
is $50 for the first child, $20
for the second child, $10 for
each additional child.
Summer camp is held from 9
a.m.-4 p.m. June 13-Aug. 5.
For information contact
Annette Perry at 277-7342,
ext. 226.
Extension camps
The Nassau County
Extension Service is offering
several camps this summer,
including an overnight resi-
dential camp in Madison June
27-July 1 with canoeing,
archery and more for ages 8-
18; The Art of Becoming a
Great Babysitter at the.
Nassau County.Extension
Office in Callahan June 14
and 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and
June 15 9 am.-1 p.m.; and ,
Iron Chef Cooking Camp,
July 5-7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
the Family Education Center
off Felmor Road in Yulee for
ages 11-18.
Registration is first come,
first served. For fees, infor-
mation and registration, con-
tact Amanda Thien, Nassau
County Extension agent,'4-H
Youth Development, at (904)
Miss Kate's
Miss Kate's Pre K will
offer Summer Camp for chil-
dren ages 4-5 and Summer
VPK for eligible children who
did not attend a VPK program
during the current school
year. Hours are 8 a.m.-3:30
p.m. Monday-Friday, June 16
to Aug. 12. Enrollment is lim-
ited to 12 children. Camp chil-
dren can attend half-day or
full day. VPK students: no
charge. Camp children:
$45/week half-day; $65/week
full day. Contact Miss Kate at
or 321-0049.
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History for an
unforgettable journey starting

in the year 1791 and making a
final voyage to the year 1900.
Along the way campers will
encounter pirates, soldiers,
fishermen and a Victorian
Lady. Camp is July 11-15, 9
a.m.-noon for children enter-
ing third through fifth grades.
Fee is $40. Sign up May 7
from 10 a.m.-noon at the
museum, 233 S. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. Space is
limited to 30 students.
Contact Liz Norris at 261-
7378, ext. 100 or liz@amelia-
Timucuan 101
Tattooed from head to toe,
Timucuans lived in this area
for 4,000 years. What would it
be like to live with the
Timucuans? Come to the
Amelia Island Museum of
History to find out July; 18-20,
9 a.m.-11a.m. each day,
free of charge, for children
entering first and second
grades. Sign up May 7 from
10 a.m.-noonat the museum,
233 S. Third St., Fernandina
Beach. Space is limited to 15.
Contact-Liz Norris at 261-
7378, ext. 100 or liz@amelia-
Step by Step Learning
Centers are registering for
the summer and fall VPK
The summer program 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 pro-
gram. 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
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 dif-
ferent theme.
Call 261-1161 or email
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 the-
atrical 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 musi-
cal. Limit 15 per class, with
three classes per camp:
ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Pick
up registrationforms at the
Cost is $150 per week or
$500 for all four weeks, with
20 percent discount for sib-
lings. Lunch not provided.
Call 415-0954.

Grand opening offers art for all
The Island Art Association will hold 11 a.m.-noon Children's art class
the grand opening of its Art Education led by Diane Hamburg
Center on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, Noon-1 p.m. Popcorn and refresh-
May 14. ments in the courtyard and tours of the
Following is the schedule of events, Art Education Center
free and open to the public: 1-2 p.m. Print media demonstra-
Friday, May 13 tion and instruction by Rhonda Bristol
4 p.m. Opening ceremonies, with 2:15-3 p.m. Oil painting demon-
a prayer and ribbon cutting by Mayor station and instruction by Karen
Susan Steger and opening comments by McFadyen
Milt Shirley, master of ceremonies 2:15-3 p.m.- Weaving demonstra-
4:45-9 p.m. -Tour of the Art tion and instruction by Lynette Holmes
Education Center, gallery and courtyard 3:15-4 p.m. Scratch painting
with refreshments, entertainment and a demonstration and instruction by Tony
silent auction of more than 30 art objects Stobbe
made by Island Art Association artists. 4:15-5 p.m. Gallery tours
Auction will close at 8 p.m. 5-8 p.m. Gallery and Art
Saturday, May 14 Education Center open for Second
11 a.m.-noon Photography demon- Saturday Artrageous Art Walk featuring
station and instructions by Paula the Thursday Painters and the Nouveau
Porterfield Izzo Art Show, "Traveled Roads."

ART Continued from 1B
Friday will be followed by a tour of the
center, gallery and courtyard, refresh-
ments, entertainment and a silent auction
of more than 30 art objects.
On Saturday enjoy a day of "Ya Gotta
Have Art" classes and demonstrations
from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., including photogra-

phy, children's art, print media, oil paint-
ing, weaving and scratch paining, fol-
lowed by the Second Saturday
Artrageous Art Walk exhibit and recep-
tion from 5-8 p.m.
The public is invited and encouraged
to attend.
For the full schedule of events, visit
www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.

MIND Continued from 1B
do they look like? Where do
they happen? How do waves
work? What does rain look like
from a distance? close up? What
is virga? Fog? Smnke? How do
they move?
Geology -why are
mountains shaped that way?
What does granite look like?
Marble? Slate? Flagstone?
How does the light strike a
smooth surface as compared to
Tool use Not just
pencils, charcoal and paints, but
brushes and erasers, chisels
and hammers. The techniques
of art itself. The problem
solving that becomes second
Inspiration in the form of
books, spirituality, stories, cre-
ation, animals, people ... the list
continues to eternity. Anything
can spark an idea that becomes
either a work of art, or art in
Adaptability to problems
and to situations. This helps
lead to the confidence to fix a
broken item, or create a new
Art is far more than a picture
on a wall or a sculpture in the

Free children's artcasses
Color, paper, glue, scissors, laughter, creativity. What do all
these things have in common'? Free art classes at the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St., with artists Ann Howden and
Diane Hamburg. Saturday, children gather for an hour of cre-
ation as they release their inner artists. However, this is fun with
an ulterior motive Children involved in art programs not only
hone their hand-eye coordination, but also their problem-solving
abilities and increase their sense of self confidence With public
schools constantly cutting into arts and crafts funds, children are
being cheated out of their full potential Come help us fill the gal'
An classes are usually the last Saturday of the month. The
next classes will be held May 28 Children's Art (ages 6-9) is from
10-11 a.m and 11-15 am -12:15 p.m, and Middle SchoolArt
(ages 10-14)>is from 1-2-15 p.m Space is limited, so call 261-
7020 or visit the gallery and Art Education Center at 18 N.
Second St Femandina Beach.
Funding for these programs is provided by the Woodcock
Foundation of Jacksonville and the Plantation Ladies Association
of the Amelia Island Plantation.

corner. It is the ability to take an
idea and turn it into a concrete
Fernandina has a wonderful
opportunity for its children in
the form of free art classes at
the Island Art Association. Once
a month, children are invited to
spend an hour opening up the
doors in their minds that lead to
the rooms of self discovery and
the world itself. I

Let your children be a part of
that discovery. Who knows
where it could lead?
Contact the Island Art
Association for more informa-
tion at 261-7020, pr drop by the
gallery and new Art Education
Center at 18 North Second St.,
Fernandina Beach
Ricia Sorum is a member of
the Island Art Association.
Ricia-s art@hotmail. cor






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Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
License Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

Miner/Haddock Rd. area. Call & give
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201 Help Wanted
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No criminal record. Experienced,
transportation, valid driver's license.
Positions available Fernandina Beach,
Oceanway. Andy (904)259-7700, leave
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Proven successful, verifiable restaurant
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laborers to start in the Maritime
Industry. Entry-level positions start at
$690-$790/wk. Sign up for training
today. Call today (850)243-8966.

Nassau County has an opening for an
Extension Agent/4-H at $16.07 hourly
plus benefits. Requires a Bachelor's
Degree, Master's preferred, in Youth
Development, Education, Community
Development/Sociology, Agricultural
and Extension Education, Agriculture,
Family/Youth and Consumer Science or
related field, and completion of a
Master's Degree within five years of
employment. Experience working with
youth is desirable. Requires a valid
driver's license. Applications will be
accepted thru May 16, 2011 and can
be obtained in the Human Resources
Department located at 96135 Nassau
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(904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-5797.
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I 201 Help Wanted 201 Help Wanted 204 Work Wanted

DRIVER Recession proof refrigerated
freight. Plenty of miles. Need refresh-
er? Free tuition at FFE. $1000 sign-on.
Pet & Rider policy. CO & O/O's.
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ant now hiring exp'd Chefs & Serv-
ers. No phone calls please. Send email
to drawdv.chris(ameliaislandclub.com
FOUNDATION is seeking committed
candidates to work In our Residential
Treatment Facility in Fernandina Beach,
Maintenance Technician Respons-
ble for maintaining and repairing the
facility, vehicles, and/or equipment.
Moderate carpentry work and general
yard maintenance may also be re-
quired. Qualifications: HS diploma or
.equivalent with at least three years of
experience in a responsible mainten-
ance position. Knowledge of proced-
ures and methods used in the repair
and maintenance of buildings and
Cook Responsible for preparing
meals, operating/cleaning kitchen
equipment, and maintaining sanitary
conditions in work/storage areas.
Qualification: HS diploma or equiva-
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COOK/CHEF Established buffet'
restaurant near ocean needs top
quality experienced cook/chef capable
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HEAT & AIR JOBS Ready to work?
3-wk accelerated program. Hands on
environment. Nationwide certifications
& local job placement assistance. (877)
994-9904. ANF

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.

COLONIAL LIFE seeks a business to
business sale executive. 58k+ first
year plus excellent bonuses. Great
training and working conditions.
Superb marketing system. Contact
Meredith.Brewer@coloniallife.com or
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Proline, a Family owned car business

since 1995 is looking for an experienced

car sales person, other sales experience

considered. Come grow with us!

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vibrant downtown restaurant. Please
fax resume or pertinent info to (904)

professional a must! Call Ace Taxi at
(904)225-8888. New owners.
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.
DRIVERS CDL-A. Great home time.
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Lease purchase available. Experience
req'd. (800)441-4271 ext. FL-100.
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HOUSEKEEPERS work at the finest
ocean front resort. Full time with good
pay rate. Must have experience. Back-
ground check last 7 years no felonies.
Call HospitalityStaff (904)399-3200.

experienced line cook for a part-time
position. Send resumes to:

NOW HIRING Fast-paced office with
a banking atmosphere is looking for an
energetic person to fill a part-time
position (20-25 hours per week)
providing customer service 'to the
public. Applicant must have a great
personality and experience in cash
handling. Proficiency in all Microsoft
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must be able to work flexible daytime
hours. Please send resume to: PO
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w/benefits. Heavy lifting mandatory.
Very physical job. Drug Free Work-
place. Pay based on experience. Apply
in person only. Mooney's Custom
Woodworks, 1854 S. 8th Street (904)
The Ideal candidate must be an
organized, flexible, self-starter & have.
above average customer service-skills,
Position requires attention to detail,
the ability to handle multiple tasks,
work as part of a team & follow pro-
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time assistance with light house-
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202 Sales-Business
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Home Retailer looking for exp. sales
person. Draw + comm., insurance,
401K & bonuses. Email resume to
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call (904)225-0884

DO YOU Or Your Elderly Parents
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professional female available w/local
references. Inquiries pis call (904)755-
Mow, trim, edge, hedges, beds, etc.
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HOME REPAIRS Inside & out.
Licensed, insured. Attention to detail.
EXP'D CHILDCARE Looking for nan-
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benefit. Call (251)923-7586 (Sally).
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SIDEWALKS Starting at $849 with
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or 237-7324.
start as 16w as $25. Specializing in
lawn maintenance and weed control.
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206 Child Care
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quality summer experience for your
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207 Business

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301 Schools &
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Financial aid if qualified Housing
available. Aviation Institute of
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assistance. Computer available.
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501 Equipment
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601 Garage Sales

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early to sell for only $15 or just shop
& find that lost treasure you've been
looking for!
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!
GARAGE SALE Household goods.
Fri. 5/6 & Sat. 5/7, 8am-4pm. 96172
Ridgewood Cir. (Lofton Pointe Subd.)
95106 Lars Ln. (1 mile down Old
Nassauville Rd.) Sat., 9am-lpm. Wide
assortment of items too much to
SALE 862388 N. Hampton Club Way.
Fri. & Sat., 8am-lpm. Everything must
GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/7, 8am-lpm.
Amelia Crossing, 1699 S. 14th 'St.
Salon Equipment: front desk, mirrors,
sinks, shampoo sinks, shampoo chairs
& shelving units, facial chair, new shelf
unit from Ikea never opened. Home
Decor: pictures, frames, lamps,
baskets. Something for everyone. All
must go! Big Items can be seen at
Images. (904)321-4171
MOVING SALE 4 families. 97037 Mill
Pond Ln. (Spanish Oaks Subd. off
Bamvell). Fri. & Sat., 8am-5pm. Fur-
niture, household items, clothes, lawn
equipment, scuba gear, & much more.
YARD SALE 85453 Alene Rd. at end
of Brooke, Yulee. Microwave, dishes,
Fri. 5/6 & Sat. 5/7, 8am-2pm.
YARD SALE 86283 Callaway Dr. Fri.
5/6 & Sat. 5/7, 8am-lpm. Toys, lamps,
books, printers, fax, exercise
equipment, TVs, RV, etc. LOW, LOW
MOVING SALE Sat. 5/7, 8am. 837A
Mary St. off Tarpon. Furniture, tools,
washer, dryer, refrigerator, TV, albums,
exercise bike, & more.
1571 INVERNESS RD. Sat. 5/7,
8am-noon. 2001 15 ft. boat (40HP 4-
stroke Suzuki), 2008 Polaris RZR,
baseball cards, clothes, toys, & small
DECORATOR ITEMS Slightly used.
Sat. 5/7, 8am-3pm. Amelia Island Self
Storage's "Springtime Open Market,"
Unit 1055.
MOVING Selling leather sofa & chair,
refrigerator (side-by-side), occasional
tables, armoire, & other items. 96298
Parliament Dr., Fernandina. Sat. 5/7,
HUGE YARD SALES Sat. 5/7 & Sun.
5/8 at 2 locations. Everything must
go, so YOU name the price. 96261
Ridgewood Cir., Fernandina and 65028
Lagoon Forest Dr., Yulee. 554-7927
Hardee). Neighborhood Yard Sale.
Tools, kitchen items, household goods,
Adult's and children's clothing all sizes.
Sat. 5/7, 8am-12pm. Follow signs.
5446 MARSHVIEW LN. (Florence
Point). Sat., 8am-3pm. Moving-in sale:
lamps, furniture, & more!
MOVING SALE 1555 Philips Manor
Rd. Sat. 5/7, 10am-3pm. Contractor.
tools, lawn equipment, household
items, & more.

FRIDAY. MAY 6.2011 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 5B

601 Garage Sales

priced to sell. Sat. 5/7, 8am-4pm
95046 Reserve Ct. (off Old Bluff, off
ESTATE SALE 1622 Alachua, Fri and
Sat, May 6th and 7th, 9:00 4:00, rain
or shine. Numbers to enter sale at
8:30 on Friday. Armoire, 4 curios, sofa
table, piano stool, gout stool, Leonard
Cave wood sculptures, end tables,
vintage chairs, antique writing table,
twin bed, queen bed set, glass top
table & 6 chairs, dinette table & 4
chairs, china cabinet, wicker chair,
refrigerator, washer & dryer, lamps,
book shelf, glass top contemporary
desk/table, 2 TV's, many collector
plates, nice newer stamp collections, 3
storage stools, costume jewelry,
Playboy magazines, baker's rack,
microwave & other kitchen items,
clothing, lots of misc. More info,
photos & map go to
Sale done by Mary Ann Pihlblad Dba
Finders Keepers
Park View Place East (corner of Citrona
and Hickory near FBHS). Sat. 5/7,
.7am-llam. Electronics, furniture,
books, music & more'
GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/7, 9am-lpm.
4435 Titleist Drive, FB (Parkway North
Subd). Household items, clothes,
furniture, and much more! Follow
signs! No early birds!

602 Articles for Sale
$100. Both in excellent condition. Call

50S AND 60S RECORDS (vinyl) -
folk, country, bluegrass, soul, sacred,
e.g., Dylan, Shirrels, Otis, Buddy Holly,
etc. 206-2744
6X10 TRAILER Good condition. New
lights. $450/OBO. Call Ronnie (904)

701 Boats & Trailers
repainted, new wood, needs to be put
back together. $3900. (904)206-0269

704 Recreation Vehicle
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.

wide and corner lot, approx. 1690 sqft.
incl. porch. Cent H&AC. City water,
sewer. $82,000 Neg. (276)768-9595

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

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

809 Lots

603 Miscellaneous below Developer-Priced Lots $49k;

MEMBERS Affordable dues with
land. Call James Home (904)225-2713
or (904) 225-5451. -

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

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

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

617 Machinery
Tools & Equip.
SHREDDER/VAC 6.5HP. Excellent
condition, $375. (904)491-8278

The New to You Relale Store is an
excellent place to recycle your household
goods. For info, call: 904.321.2334
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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

852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA Hardwood floors, on 1 acre __ __
lot, very quite. $750/mo., deposit and
references required. Off Island. Evelyn
432 8274. vl 5 .
NICE 3BR/2BA SW $695/mo. Nice
oak cabinetry. ALSO BR New paint
& floonng, $595/mo. Small pets only. "
Water/sewer included. (904)501-5999 Our pools create '

811 Commercial/Retail
Fully operational and equipped upscale
buffet restaurant for sale or lease.
HUGE potential. Minimal investment for
the right operator/tenant. Call Mr. Mike
I at (904)277-2300.

817 Other Areas
acre lake, nice home. Selling at
Absolute Auction, memorial Day. Van
Massey Auction Lic 1711. (931)433-
8686, visit vanmassey.com. ANF

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852 Mobile Homes
FOR RENT Small trailer. $110/wk.
Electric & cable included. Call (904)

FOR RENT Newer 3/2 double wide
mobile home in Nassauville. Rent is
$850/mo. and deposit is required. Must
have references. Please call 904-556-
3414 and leave message.


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3 BR/3.5BA on South Fletcher.
No HOA fees. $895.000 MLS#52002

1925 S. 14" St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700
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Spanish Oaks, 3/2 well maintained
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$165,000 MLS#54335

86204 Hayley Place PRIVACY with this 535 Ocean Ave. Duplex on the
2/2 2090 sq ft. home on 1.67 acres with a beach! Upstairs 2 BR/2 BA, downstairs 2
large block barn. $89,900 MLS# 54642. BR/1 BA. Also has free standing cottage
with duplex. $850,000 MLS#53528

338/40 TARPON AVE., 338/40 Tarpon 536 N. Fletcher Duplex Upstairs, 2
Ave., 5 Plex at Main Beach, can be sold BR/2 BA, downstairs 2 BR/2 BA Ocean
separately $499,900 MLS#51366 views. $400,000 MLS#53529



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own bath, 9 miles of walking & bike trails, 2.5 Large great room, screened porch, and fenced in
miles of beach. Gated community w/guard post- back yard. $1050
ed, ocean/lake views, dock access. patio/deck and SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND
playground. Washer/dryer, lawn care, pest con- *96088 Starlight Lane 3BR/2.5BA Home
trol & association fees included. (Available Mid- centrally located with Garden Tub in 2 Master
May) $2100 Bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, breakfast bar/nook,
*1387 S. Fletcher Avenue 3BR/2BA located carpet & vinyl tile, mini & vertical blinds, irriga-
on the ocean. Two master baths, living tion systenl and 2 car garage. $1195
room/great room. Carpeted living area & ceram- CONDO/TOWNHOME/APARTMENTS
ic tile in kitchen & bath areas. Washer/dryer and 2840 A South Fletcher 2BR/1BA Ocean
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*409 S. 6TH Street 2BR/1.5BA in town near access to the beach. $1250
historic district, well landscaped. Short distance COMMERCIAL RENTALS
to downtown shopping and restaurants. Out-
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door shower and levilor blinds, includes upstairs *4,500 sq.. wil d e and bd to tnan's
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extra bedroom. Rear fenced-in yard, hot tub in spe

courtyard. Includes yard watering system,
stacked washer/dryer and pest control. $1250
*18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) -
5BR/5BA/2 half BA. Custom built home overlook-
ing the marsh and Amelia River. Pool, outdoor fire-
place, patio living area, boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car
garage. Professional kitchen, granite countertops.
two laundry rooms. Master suite on main level.
Three BR suites plus recreation room & study
upstairs. Private in-law suite. Call for pricing.

*Atlantic Ave l@ 1th 1,UUst otice
*502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual
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* Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual
*1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial build-
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$335,000 224 Ocean Park MLS# 54096
3BR -2BA Huge wrap-around deck
Nip Galphin 277-659

$154,900 2424 Penbrook Drive MLS#55059 $124,900 Amelia Woods #803 (MLS#53740)
1828 sq.II. 3BR/2BA 2BR 2 BA -Community Pool & Tennis Courls
Nick Galphin 277-6597 Regina Sluder 277-6597

85543 Elise Road, Yulee 2BR/2BA,
all new bath fixtures, new carpet,
just painted $700/mo

1951 South 8th Street
Warehouse with showroom
Call for details

* Lanceford Lol $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603
Brad Goble 261-6166
* Barrington Lol $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502
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* Beech Streel Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 -
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* S. Fletcher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000- Brad Goble 261-6166
* Deep Water Lot, Capl Point. $354,000 #52647 -
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wide mobile home. New carpet, fresh
paint. $580/mo. or $150/wk. + $400
deposit. (904)261-6957

2BR/1BA UNIT on private property
in Yulee. $650/mo. + $500 security
dep. (904)225-5469 or (904)239-9559

3BR/1BA CH&A, in Nassauville area.
Call (904)261-6703.

$500/mo. One for $600/mo. In small
very quiet trailer park off Blackrock Rd.
Water, garbage service, & mowing
provided. (904)583-4459

855 Apartments
A.I., gated, includes all utilities, short-
term rental. Beach access. No smok-
ing. $1050. (904)206-1071, 321-4262
ON ISLAND Duplex efficiency, 2/2 &
3/2 mobile homes, + 3/1.5 house
starting $145-$300/wk. incl utils. Mthly
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*3423 S. FRthcer Upstairs
2BR/IBA Furnished $1200 a
month + utilities.Available May I,
1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/I BA. 1,243
approx. sq.ft. $1,200/mo. + utili-
view. 487 S. Fletcher. Across the
street from the beach.All until, wi-
fi,TV & phone.

S1200 sq ft at Five Points Plaza
High traffic and great visibility,
$2,200 a month includes Rent,
CAM, and Sales Tax. Availabe June
1, 2011.
1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, -1,800 sq.ft. $2,250/mo.
lease + tax. Sale also considered.
S1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/ I BA.
1,243 approx. sq.ft. $1,200/mo. +
9la 26 66 II 1

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

857 Condos-Furnished
Close to beach. Tennis court & pool.
Service animals only. Long term $900/
mo. + utilities, or weekly $650/wk.
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.

1858 Condos-Unfurnishedi 1860 Homes-Unfurnished

floor, pool, tennis court, clubhouse,
near beach. Service pets only. $800/
mo. + $600 sec. dep. (847)867-3163
Living in Paradise. 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe
condos in gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort style pool,
tennis & more! Starting at just
$749/mo! Call Tammy for our spring
special @ 904-415-6969 for a showing.
unit, appliances, including W/D. Pool,
tennis. 1 yr lease. No smoking. $945/
mo. + deposit. Reference check. Call
dryer, water, sewer, garbage, pool,
clubhouse, near the beach. Much more.
Recently updated. 415-0322
2BR/2BA Villas at Summer Beach.
Gated-luxury, ground floor, pool,
private. Pet OK. Available June 1.
(904) 206-1486
Summer Beach, 2 pools, gated comm.
1 yr lease. $1800/mo. (912)240-1388
End Unit Townhouse on Preservation
with Pond View. Upgrades throughout.
Ten minutes to beach. Available Mem-
orial Day weekend. $1125/mo. Rent or
Lease to Own. Call (631)873-9895.
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,
Inc. (904)261-8030.

160 Homes-Unfurnished

2BR/1BA DUPLEX near American
Beach. CH/A, W/D conn., stove, fridge,
ceiling fans, mini blinds & tile floors.
$695/mo. Section 8 ok. (404)661-2706
3/2 HOME FOR RENT on Island,
fenced in yard, prefer non-smoking.
Located off of Citrona. *$975 rent and
$800 security deposit. (904)881-3917,

3BR/2BA, garage, on quiet street, near
shopping, short drive to beach. $1250/
mo. (305)308-6505

3BR/2BA Executive home in Ocean
View Estates, close to beach, 1750 sq.
ft. $1450/mo. Call (904)885-1356.

RENT TO OWN On Island 3BR/1.5BA
house. Central heat/air. $895/mo. +
dep. or $225/wk. Terms negotiable,
906 Kelp St. 261-5034.

2200 SQ FT HOUSE with 4BR/
3.5BA. 1000 sq ft garage. Walking
distance to beach. Very clean.
$1525/mo. (904)753-2230

2BR/2 full baths, 2-story, modern kit.,
central air. $895/mo. Drive by & seel
322 N. 3rd St. Call (904)607-3121.

home, like neW, 2200sf, 2-car grg,
close to beach. $1425/mo. 2879
Tidewater St. (954)662-2947. Pics at

861 Vacation Rentals
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

863 Office

High traffic South End resort area.
Best Commercial Rate on Island. $795
per month for 1000+ sq. ft. 261-0604

400-4000 sq ft. Centre & Second St.
Chandlery Bldg. (770)444-9800 or

S 901 Automobiles

TOYOTA COROLLA S 2010. 8,700
miles. Like new. $16,990. (912)433-
LEXUS GOLD 2004 RX330 Clean
inside & out, garage kept, regular
maintenance, highway miles. Call
EDITION 90K, runs very well, new
tires & cold air, gold ext., tan leather
int. $2,995. Call Ronnie (904)556-



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 w/fireplace, gourmet kitchen with high
end appliances. Master Suite offers separate sitting room
facing thc ocean. Master bath features separate vanities, large
shower and oversized netted tub. Community Pool. Available
fully furnished. On Island. $4,500/mo

96228 Park 3000 sf. 4BR/4.5BA two storv home located in
Oyster Bay. Porches front and rear overlooking canal.
Gourmer kitchen. Bamboo flooring throughout. Washer &
Drvcr. Yacht Club privileges. Pets ok. OffIsland. $2,195/mo

2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 sf. 3BR/3.5BA executive home
located on exclusive Omni Amelia Island I'lantation.
Fireplace, large bonus room overlooking two decks, hot tub
and a power generator are just some of the feature of this
homrc. Pets ok. On Island. $1,800/mo

96094 Marsh Lake Drive 2301 sf. 3BR/2BA Marsh Lakes
home with rile and wood flooring throughout. Professionally
designed and maintained koi water garden in backyard
overlooking the marsh. Screened and tiled back porch. Master
suitewirh ri i,, I .1J ,ri.. ..i. r1' 11 lawn care included!
Pets ok. Off Island. S1,795/ro i

96178 Blackrock 3544 sf. 3B'R/4BA high end custom built
home in the gated community of Blackrock Hammock off
Chester Rd. Large spacious rooms, eat in kitchen and screened
porch with fully fenced backyard. Pets ok. Off Island.

1549 Geddes 2120 sf. 3BR/2.5BA furnished town home in
the Amelia Park neighborhood. Open two story floor plan
with kitchen overlooking family area. Pets ok. On Island.

85121 Bostick 2145 sf. 3BR/3.BA bright and open home.
Separate office or 4th bedroom. Kitchen with Corian
counrertops and stainless appliances. Fireplace and lots of'
windows in the Family room, Huge screened patio
overlooking the. golf course. W/D. Pets ok. Off Island.

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

1613 Park 1628 sf. 3BR/2.5BA fully furnished Amelia Park
townhouse with separate living and family rooms. Plus cat in
kitchen with center island, large private landscaped courtyard
leading to the 2 car garage. No pets. On Island. $1.450/mo

95047 San Remo Drive #4A 1539 sf. 2BR/2BA villa
located in gated Summer Beach. Tile floors throughout main
living area. Corian counter tops. Screened in lanai. One car
garage. Community pool. W/D plus lawn care. Pets ok. On
Island. S1.300/mou

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.

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. Iarge family room with separate den or office. Bright
open eat in kitchen with view of pond. Security system and
irrigation. Paver driveway. Pers ok. Off Island. $1,200/mo

2343 Cashen Wood Drive 1416 sf. 3BRI2BA Fernandina
home in the Cashen Wood neighborhood. Large kitchen
overlooking Family room with breakfast nook. Master suite
with private bath. Convenient location to almost everything
Island life has to offer. Pets ok. On Island. $1,075/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

2193 S. Fletcher Ave 1048 sf. 3BR/1BA directly across the
from the ocean with great ocean views and beach access.
I laidwood floors throughout! Nice and bright. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,000/mo

.1601 Nectarine Street 1193 sf. 3BR/2BA second floor
condo in The Palms, a gated community with swimming
pool. -Upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and
stainless steel appliances. Pets ok. On Island. $950/mo

31135 Paradise Commons #625 1148 sf. 2BR/2BA
deluxe 2nd floor plan at Amelia Lakes. Perfect for roommates!
Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Vaulted ceilings and
fireplace plus views of the lake. Pets ok. Off Island. $900/mo

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

.837-A Mary 816 sf 2BD/IBA upstairs duplex located on
the North end of Amelia Island. Bright and open with large
yard and carport. Pets ok. On Island. $850/mo

Amelia Lakes #1422 1143 sq ft, 2BR/2BA upstairs unit in
Amelia .aikes community. Vaulted ceiling in great room with
fireplace. Screened porch overlooking 23 acre lake. Pets ok.
Off Island. $850/mo


Southend Business Park Lucal:d bctwe n the Rite Cariton and Amelia Isl:md Plinmuon. 'o spaces available. Fully
hilli ut uliti.es Movt In special pnce $855 r1J fIr i18 sf or i I.1.(r) lor 1456sf with CAM.

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Charming well-kept *home Is view 3/2 has new windows, thishome isrichw/upgrades! home shows like a model Oak
move In ready. Open floor plan, kitchen, wood & tile floors. 3-car side entry garage, wood & tile floors. granite tops.
huge family room. laminate & roof & more. Short term floors.crownmolding&plan- bulltins. screened lanaiw/spa.
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screened porch, fence yard. rentals allowed. lalonn shutters. furniture pkgavailable.
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Large oceanfront home on Lovely North Iampton home Recently remodeled 3/2.5 Spacious 2-sory4/2.5 home on
quiet North end of Amelia has oversized kitchen, huge townhome on cul-de sac in the pond has many upgrades
Island. 4/3 wlith 3rd floor master bedroom & a great desirable Island Village. New ILrige cnr,. den has French
bonus room. Rare 100-fot l ce Nia short sale l paint, new appliances.ceramic dor, bu's pa
wide lot thatcan be divided. a tile in living area. kitchen & do rs, bullcr's pantry. 42
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#54452 $1.800.000 #54814 5210,000 #54281 $205.000 #54718 $179.900

Brightopenandspaclous4/2 Updated 3/2.5 oceanvicw Beautiful 4/3 custom built
across the street from the beach house with inground brick home on I acre lot in
beach. Fireplace, hardwood screened poolon double lot Is Yulee. Fully fenced yard w/uutl
floors,many recent upgrades. a steal Downstairs bonus irbuilding.Adjoinlng 3 acres
room. aca4on rentals permit al so available.
#54851 $425,000 #46079 $495,000 #54674 $184,900

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Completely remodeled and
beautiful 4/3 2-story home
near the beach. Two decks
overlook the wooded yard.


Countess of Egmont $159,000 Oak Marsh $495,000

ARNOLD RIDGE First Avenue (3.9 adres)$195,000
Don't miss this 4/3 on one First Avenue $195,000
acre with screened inground Keystone Lane $109,000
pool, upgraded appliances. 3-
cargarage. treed backyard. Long Point $575,000
N. Fletcher Avenue $150,000
#54879 5259,900

Ocean Avenue $300,000
Olmsted Lane $65,000
Plantation Oaks Ln $159,000
S. Fletcher Avenue $890,000
S. Fletcher Avenue $549,000


E Blackrock Road $55,000
Blackrock Road $278,000
Cayman Circle $37,000
Claxton Road $99,500
Cook Road $39,990
JENNY LANE Edwards Road $45,000
Beautfllul2734 sfcustilm built
2 storyon 2 acresln Yulce. No Edwards Road $55,000
HOA, chef's kitchen, huge Equestrian Way $27,500
bonus room w/built-lns &
#54850 5335.000

Little Piney Island $150,000
Morgans Circle $60,000
Palm Bluff Dr. $90,000
Park Place $104,900
Redbud Lane $199,000
Serenity Lane $55,900
Springwood Ln. $231,500
Trotter Lane $30,000


Wonderful seaside Victorian
home located in highly desir-
able Beach Walk. Absolutely
gorgeous w/screened & heat-
ed poolw/spa.
#54678 $497500

Fabulous Amelia Island lake-
Irnln 4/2 has heated and
screened pool. Beautifully
appointed home. plantation
#53692 $375.000


S 826 Oak Lane, $169,900, MLS #54956
Great buy on Amelia Island. Renovated 3bdrm,
S'2 bath, 1503 sq. ft. island home with new file in
i -j living areas, knock down ceiling, freshly paint-
ed. Features formal dining room with arched
opening, bonus alcove for office, large fenced
yard with mature landscaping and wooden
S deck, 2-car garage. Lower county taxes.

(904) 583-0586

S home offers a spid deign Ktchen has 36'upper cabinets with crown
-r _. molding, hmimte countertops, solid surface stowe, microwave and a
pantry clset Enjoy the open area with gas replace on those cool
,5 0 evenings or jst a few steps to the covered lanai on those balmy sum-
,. mer nghts Mastersuteoffersdouhlesinks.gardentub.wak in show-
er and beautiful led floor n Fenced backyard for added pnvacyor for
--.- your petsto run free Close to schools, shopping, naval base and air-
port Bnng your buye to see this lovely home in Hickory Village

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S"'' 1371 Misslon San Cados Drive, $318,000, MLS#54969
''-. One-of-a-kind 4 bdrm, 2 bath. 9 ft ceilings, side entry 2
*g car garage, new HVAC system, 2100 sqft. Plantation
... Point home with bonus room, dining room, work room
ith built-ins, screened porch, Featuring custom Italian
p 'r- I *. ' terra cotta flooring, antique Cyprus paneling, European
S fireplace and mantle, built in entertainment center fcatur-
ing Bose sound system, a custom banquette in kitchen
S and so much more Lower county taxes A very impres-
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1820 Realla Lane, $249,900 MLS#55038
3 Bitl 2 BallI lome, Cnoatidly located on Andla Island. ylwilh lower
colny taxes Close to beach, golf. Ad Town, and all island IMng has to
S olier Unique open floor plan withll eain kildien, great mom wili
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CO unlrs. lots ol cablnel, an open ar above tie sink area and break
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(904) 583-0586

B Well nlaintained 3 BR/2 full bath home on cul-de-sac in
:f. popular Beachway at Nassau Lake. Large master suite
.t., offers 4valk in shower, garden tub, double sink, large
S closet Formal living and dining. Kitchen offers solid sur-
S : face stove, 36 upper cabinets, island and lots of space
for the chel in the family. Home backs up to preserve
and has ample space forlthe kids and pets to roan. Fully
f enced. This home is a nust see forthe price. $169,000
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Starting at $515/mo

w/$99 Security Deposit

i, .' W/D Connections
S- LargeClosets
Pn vaie Patios
.* Sparkling Pool
STennis Courts
Exercise Room
Close to shopping
20 minutes to Jacksonville
or Ferandima

City Apartments with Country Charm!

4k (904) 845-2922
astwooO s 37149 Cody Circle Hilliard, Florida
astwooMon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30
Apartments Sat./Sun. by Appt.

863 Office
- Offices, suites, studio space. Includes
janitor, utilities, secure Wi-FI network,
parking. Starting @ $150/mo. Current
tenancy includes non-profit, social
services, education & training. 1303
Jasmine St. (904)583-0058
Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-1500sf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia Insurance. (904)557-5644

864 Commercial/Retail
Buildings 1 & 2. 1250 sq. ft. ADA
restrooms, office/retail space w/ware-
house. Water/sewer/garbage inc. Call
Dave Turner 277-3942 or cell 583-
7587. Units start at $1250 + tax per
month w/year lease.

Fully operational and equipped upscale
buffet restaurant for sale or lease.
HUGE potential. Minimal investment for
the right operator/tenant. Call Mr. Mike
3 at (904)277-2300.

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

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