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A bill passed May 6 by the Florida
Legislature could have a profound
impact on local growth management
The bill radically restricts the
authority of the state's Department of
Community Affairs, giving more con-
trol over development back to local
governments, said Nassau County
Growth Management Director Walter
"It's going to be a challenge,
because what I think the Legislature
has done is give authority back to local
government," he said. "This moves it
back to the way it was between '76
and '86. That is challenging we've got
to find our own way. But it's also a
good opportunity, because the local
government knows the local area bet-
ter than the state."
Fufidio said that for years the DCA
essentially had vpto power over local
governments' development regula-
tions. That was used, for example, to
regulate development of Crane Island,
or to control a proposed development
of 10,000 homes between A1A and the
St. Marys River in Yulee.
"During the period from 1986
through 2011, comprehensive plan
amendments unless they were small-
scale amendments subject to very
defined rules had to be found in
compliance by the Department of
Community Affairs," he said. "In order
to make their determination, DCA had
a set of rules set out in Chapter 9J-5 in
the Florida Administrative Code.
Therefore, local governments would
very often refer to the standards of
9J-5 and think about DCA's reaction to
an amendment as part. of their deci-
sion-making process," Fufidio said.
"For the most part, that factor is no
longer applicable. ... Their veto over
local government actions has been
basically taken away. They still have
the ability to review and challenge,
but only when there's a compelling
state interest can they get involved.
When it comes to how many units, or
how many square feet of commercial,
they're pretty much out of the game."
Fufidio said that the removal of
state regulation meant local govern-
ments would have to police themselves
to prevent adverse environmental
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PHOTO BY RYAN SMITH/NEWS-LEADER
Fernandina Beach Police respond Thursday to a report of a death at 2570 First Ave. The dead man was unknown to the renters of the
house, who said he had arrived with friends at a party Wednesday night.
Alabama football player dead
A 21-year-old University of
Alabama football player was found
dead Thursday on the balcony of a
First Avenue house. Foul play is not
suspected, but it has not been ruled
Police said residents told them
they did not know David Aaron
Douglas, who had arrived with friends
for a party at the house Wednesday
night. They found him dead Thursday
Douglas was a 6-foot-7, 280-pound
offensive lineman who was prepar-
ing for his first season at the
University of Alabama' after transfer-
ring from the University of Tennessee.
A native of the Knoxville, Tenn., area,
his death was'first confirmed by his
high school coach.
"Yes he is dead. I cannot talk right
now but am deeply saddened by this
tragedy," said George Quarles of
Maryville High School in a text mes-
sage to the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
Douglas had pleaded guilty earli-
er this year to a driving uider the
influence charge, and one national
sports outlet reported that he suf-
fered from depres-
Beach Police Chief
James Hurley said
he had recently
Jacksonville "to get
his head straight
,- Beach Police said
his body would be
taken to the Jacksonville Medical
Examiner's Office to determine cause
"We responded to 2570 First
Avenue," Fernandina Beach Police
Capt. Mark Foxworth said Thursday
morning. "Apparently there had been
a group of young adults there last
night, estimated to be 12 to 15 people.
A subject who was not known to any
of the people renting the residence or
who owned the residence came unan-
nounced with some other friends.
"As the party progressed people
came and went, and people went to
bed. They woke up this morning to
find a white male... dead on the bal-
cony of the home."
"At this point, there are no obvious
signs of foul play, but foul play has
not been ruled out at this point," he
said. "Right now all possibilities are
open. There's a possibility nol drugs, a
possibility of alcoholi-a possitilityof
foul play, a possibility of medical prob-
lems. Atthis point we'rl- not rulbg out
anything. As a caution, we're pro-
cessing it as if foul play were involved
so we don't lose any evidence."
'The people who actually live at
the residence (weren't) sure of his
identity. They say that he came with
two girls that they know, but they
never met him before last night," he
said. "He was introduced to them as
a friend from out of town."
Hurley said Thursday afternoon,
"This guy arrived a couple of days
ago at the (Jacksonville) airport. He
was picked up by a couple of his bud-
dies who were also from the
"He was to spend nine or 10 days
here in the Jacksonville area. His
mother sent him down here, and I'm
not exactly sure what that was about,
except that he needed to think, appar-
ently, or get his head straight about
Hurley said Douglas arrived at the
party "between 11 and 11:30"
"There was, according to state-
ments from persons at the scene, alco-
hol, marijuana and discussion of other
pills. I don't know what involvement
'the victim had with any of that, but
we're looking at this as (a medical
examiner) case at this point In the
past, we've looked at numerous multi-
drug toxicity cases where combina-
tions of drugs have proved fatal.
That's not to say that's what this is;
that's for the (medical examiner) to
"Any kind of thing is possible. We
don't speculate; we wait for the (med-
ical examiner's) report."
Hurley said "(Douglas) put some
Twitter messages out there at like 1
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Smoke major concern
as fire enters state
Smoke is drifting for hundreds of
miles from a large wildfire that began
in the Okefenokee swamp in Georgia
and has now crossed the state line
The fire breached the state line
into Baker County, where about 50
residents are poised to evacuate their
homes if necessary.
The fire has not entered Nassau
County, but local firefighters are ready
if it does.
"We are seeing considerable smoke
and ash from the fire but we have not
seen an appreciable increase in
demands for service," said Interim
Fire Chief Matt Graves. He said
local firefighters have deployed
to assist with efforts in Folkston,
Graves said he met with Florida
Division of Forestry representatives to
discuss the Honey Prairie fire, which
began with'a lightning strike April 28
in the Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge and has burned more than
SIt breached the state line Tuesday
evening in Baker County, and local
firefighters remain concerned about
the fire crossing the St. Marys River
into Nassau along the CR 121 corridor.
"As a reminder, we are still
extremely dry and while the threat
from the Honey Prairie fire seems to
be diminishing somewhat, we are still
in a critical situation regarding
any bush fire within the county,"
Graves said. "Our resources have been
prepared and are ready to respond if
needed within and outside of the coun-
Residents with respiratory
illnesses have been urged to stay
indoors if smoke is evident, as it
has been throughout the county this
week. The weather forecast is for tem-
peratures to slightly cool over the
weekend with a 20-40 percent chance
The fire risk in Nassau County
remains "very high," according to the
state Division of Forestry.
The Keetch-Byram Drought Index
(KBDI) for Nassau County is 548. The
normal level for spring in North
Florida is between 261 and 460.
The index is a continuous refer-
ence scale for estimating the dryness
of the soil and duff layers. The index
increases for each day without rain
(the amount of increase depends on
the daily high temperature) and
decreases when it rains.
Dave Holley, a forester from
the state Division of Forestry,
and City Manager Michael
Czymbor plant a black cherry
tree May 6 in Central Park
for Arbor Day. According to
Holley, the Arbor Day
Foundation donated funds to
the city for 13 trees to be
planted in various parks
around Fernandina Beach.
The mostly native trees,
which came from Native &
Uncommon Plants in
American beech, chalk
maple, Florida elm, hophorn-
beam, ginkgo, magnolia, sas-
safras and eucalyptus.
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Foul play has not been ruled out at this point.,
POLICE CAPT. MARK FOXWORTH
F L0 RI D A 'S
OLDEST W WEEKLY
N EWS PAP E R
FRIDAY. MAY 13.2011 NEWS News-Leader
Mildred 'Frances' Grave
Mildred "Frances" Grave-
nor, beloved wife, mother,
grandmother, and great-grand-
mother born on September
18,1930 in Atlantic City, NJ, left
this earth May 9, 1911.
She retired from NJ Bell in
1985 and moved to Amelia
Island Plantation, Fla. Fran and
Jack enjoyed cruising the world
She also enjoyed spending
time by the pool with her great-
granddaughter and playing
Norma Jean Loy
Norma Jean Loy, 82, of
Fernandina Beach, FL, for-
merly of Indianapolis, IN, went
home to be with Jesus Sunday
night, May 8th, 2011 with her
family at her bedside.
She was born in Russell
Springs, Kentucky to the late
Forrest Harvey and Pearl
In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by
her beloved husband of over
Frances K Smith
Frances K. Smith, 73, of
Fernandina Beach, FL, for-
merly of Waterford, CT, passed
away on April 25, 2011.
She was born to the late
Frank and Alma Kelzenberg on
July 8, 1937 in Bound Brook,
*NJ. She graduated from Joseph
Lawrence School of Nursing,
New London, CT in 1958. A reg-
istered nurse, Fran worked at
the Newington Children's
Hospital and then for the
remainder of her career in the
Emergency Department at
Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was dedicated to her
patients and passionate about
making a difference in their
She loved cooking for fami-
ly and friends, gardening, and
spending time outdoors. Fran
was an avid fan of the Red Sox
behind to cher-
ish her memo-
ters Lynn Pratzner (Ric) and
Renee DeAngelis, grandsons
J.D. Horrocks (Brigett) and
Anthony DeAngelis, great-
Horrocks and a host of nieces,
nephews, friends and family.
50 years, Jackson Loy; four
brothers; and two sisters.
Mrs. Loy leaves behind her
six children and their spouses,
16 grandchildren, 16 great-
grandchildren, and one sister.
Family received friends
from 4 to 8 pm on Thursday,
May 12, 2011, with the funeral
today, May 13, at 1:00 pm atthe
Shirley Brothers Irving Hill
Chapel, 5377 East Washington
Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.
as well as University of
Connecticut Women's basket-
ball. Fran enjoyed taking her
beloved dog, Charley, for walks
while she rode her scooter. She
is fondly remembered for intro-
ducing the young people in her
life to the joys of fishing, crab-
bing and boating.
Fran is survived by her
daughter, Cheryl Smith of
Fernandina Beach, FL, four
grandchildren and several
She is also survived by her
sister, Alma K. Behler of
Wallingford, CT, and her dear
friends and extended family
The family requests memo-
rial donations be made to the
Nassau Humane Society, PO.
Box 16090 Fernandina Beach,
Mr. Thomas E. Destefanis, age 73, of Fernandina Beach died
on Saturday, April 30, 2011. Funeral services will be held in Sag
Harbor, N.Y., at a later date.
Mrs. Helen Frith Higginbotham, age 82, died onThursday
morning, May 12, 2011'. Complete arrangements will ie
The Barnabas New To You
Resale Store is in desperate
need of donations. When your
garage sale is over or you're
cleaning house, consider donat-
ing your remaining new and
slightly used furniture, house-
hold items, bicycles, sports
equipment, yard and power
tools, wheelchairs, walkers, and
other items. Donations, with the
exception of children's toys and
computers, are accepted.
Drop off your donations at
the store located at 930 South
14th St. Store hours are
Monday through Saturday, 9:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For items too
large to drop off, you can
arrange for pick up by calling
Barnabas Center, Inc. is a
nonprofit organization that pro-
vides assistance to individuals
and families in crisis throughout
Adult bikes for Barnabas
Barnabas Center, the Cycl-
ing & Fitness Center and the
Amelia Island Trail Project
Team have established an Adult
Bikes for Barnabas (ABB)
Prograin to provide donated/re-
furbished bikes to adults in
need of transportation.
Bikes may be dropped offat
the Cycling & Fitness Center, 11
(. Eighth St., from 9-30 am.-5
p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday. To donate funds,
make checks payable to the
Barnabas Center and drop off
or. mail to 11 South llth St.,
Fernandina Beach. Write Adult
Bikes for Barnabas Program on
the check memo line.
For- information, including
the criteria for obtaining a bike,
call 261-7000, ext. 104.
Fernandina Beach. FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Website for email addresses
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The fifth annual Wild Amelia Nature Festival will have lots of activities for chil-
dren. The Jacksonville Zoo will visit again with small critters (like the Eastern
screech owl who visited last year) for the children to see and touch.
Plentyfor kids atfestival
The fifth annual Wild Amelia Nature component has a class for children, too, to
Festival has announced that a new program present them with the basics of nature pho-
a "Passport Program" will lie onle of the tography and a chance to test their skills out-.
many activities geared to children at the fes- doors on a photo shoot Many of the festival's
tival, to be held at venues on and around ecotours hikes, bike and boat rides would
Amelia Island May 20-22. also be wonderful experiences for children.
The Passport booklet will be given to chil- One of the festival's opening events "A
dren attending the Expo at the Atlantic Family Night of Music and More Under the-
Recreation Center on Saturday, May 21, from Stars" at Fort Clinch on Friday evening will
10 am. until 4 p.m. The children will need to have a live animal exhibit and children's activ-
"travel" to marked booths to get answers to ities to accompany the music in this historic
Passport questions about the festival's mascot,' setting.
the American alligator. The first 400 children Finally, one of the festival's last activities will
who get allthe correct answers to the Passport surely please children and the child in all of us.
questions will receive a prize. The Expo is A sea turtle release at Main Beach is planned
free and open to the public. -; for Sunday, May 22 at 11 a.m., when the
At the Expo, there will also be a special Georgia Sea Turtle Center will release a reha-
area, the Kids' Niche, with many interactive, bilitated sea turtle back to its native Florida
exhibits for children and numerous "make waters. All are welcome to attend this heart-'
and take" nature projects. Additionally, the warming event.
Jacksonville Zoo and other exhibitors will have For more information about the children's
live animals for the children to see and even events at the Wild Amelia Nature Festival,
to touch. The festival's nature photography visit www.wildamelia.com.
Over 80 items at festival auction
The fifth annual Wild Amelia Nature island, a cabin at Gold Head Branch State Park
Festival will offer a spectacular silent auction and a day trip to the Greyfield Inn will also be
of over 80 items as part of the festival's Expo up for bid. There will be jewelry, pottery, paint-
on-Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. ings, and photographs from local businesses
at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center.. and artisans. In addition to gift certificates to
Items for both children and adults are nine local restaurants, the Wild Amelia Nature
included in this year's offerings, and the items Festival Silent Auction will include treasures for
have a wide range of monetary value as well. children, such as books, a kite, fossils and
There is something for everyone in this auc- other geologic artifacts.
tion, so come and make some bids. The Silent Auction will be open for bids
Among the fabulous items that have been from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; winning bidders may
donated for the silent auction, there are numer- pay for their purchases by cash, check or cred-
ous adventure packages, including a "White it card and'are encouraged ti tke their items
Oak Conservation CenterKeeper for the DNy"'. thO:fter the sate hals c:'pitr esed' ;
experience. If you have ever wanted to visit The Wild Amelia Nature Festival, an all-
White Oak, this could be your chance. This 5- volunteer nonprofit, exists to "protect our nat-
hour experience offers theopportunity to work ural treasures through education" and offers
alongside the animal keepers and program free educational programs throughout the ~ear,
staff and be involved in all aspects of daily ani- in addition to the three-day festival (May 20-22).
mal care. The visit is limited to two guests and The festival itself includes an "Evening of Music
would normally be available only to members and History under the Stars" at Fort Clinch on
of White Oak for a cost of $700. Friday evening; ecotours throughout the three-
Other adventure and sports experiences day period; nature photography classes; a huge
include boat cruises with Amelia River Cruises exhibit of nonprofit organizations dedicated
and Windward Sailing, a round of golf for 4 at to conserving nature, as well as "green" busi-
the Amelia River Golf Club and the Golf Club. nesses; kids' activities and live animals; a sea
of Amelia Island, and horse-drawn carriage turtle release at Main Beach on Sunday at 11
rides. Vacation stays at The Ritz-Carlton, a.m.;.music and more.
Amelia Island, the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, the For more information visit www.wildamelia.
Fairbanks House, a beach-front cottage on the com.
Health department urges immunization
The Florida Department of DOH's Bureau of departments exceeded
of Health reminds parents Immunization. "Today, few national and state goal of
about the benefits of immu- physicians just out of medical percent, including 10 t
nizing their children against schdol'will ever see a case of achieved 100 percent.
vaccine-preventable diseases. measlesduring their careers." Ask your health
Immunizations are one of the In January, the Florida provider if your children
most effective ways to protect Department of Health, up-to-date on their imr
infants and children from Bureau of Immunization com- nizations. Get an immun
potentially serious diseases, pleted an annual immuniza- tion card or record to bring
"Although it is never too tion assessment for all two- your visits. Talk with y
late to immunize children, it is year-old children receiving healthcare provider and
best to immunize them before immunization services in the not be afraid to ask questi(
they turn two years old, to county health departments. Get involved locally by c
protect them against 14 vac- Ninety-four percent of two- acting an immunization co
cine-preventable diseases, year-old children completed tion and ask to volunteer.
such as measles, polio and the basic immunization series For information ab
whooping cough," said by 24 months of age. Forty- immunizations, v
Charles H. Alexander, Chief three ofthe 67 county health www.immunizeflorida.org
contact your county health
S retrieved 40 5-
gallon jugs of
YEARS moonshine from
a car in Callahan
they noticed was riding
May 11, 1961
2 5 Local officials
25 and company
YEARS ed the $9 million
-............... movie "The New
Adventures of Pipi Long-
stocking" would go on
despite initial delays.
May 15, 1986
ers approved an
first reading to
town Fernandina parking
dimensions to 9 feet wide
by 18 feet long to create 50
May 11, 2001
As a fundraiser, Women of
Power's (a subsidiary of
LaVerne Mitchell Ministry)
economic development com-
ponent is assisting individuals
or organizations interested in
securing a tax-exempt,
501(c)3 designation for an
affordable fee. The acquisi-
tion of a 501(c)3 empowers
the recipient to apply for all
types of grant funding for
project initiatives. A 30-day
turnaround time is guaran-
teed. For information call
LaVerne Mitchell at (904) 699-
7477 or Valerie Baker at (904)
Food Addicts Anonymous
(FAA) meets on Wednesdays
at 7 p.m. at the Alachua Club,
located at Third and Alachua
streets (use the Third Street
entrance). For information
contact Jackie at 310-6680 or
Nancy at 310-6806.
Water safety fair
Safe Kids Northeast
Florida, led by Wolfson
Children's Hospital, will host
its annual water safety fair,
sponsored by Kohl's
Department Stores, at Splash
Ground, Jacksonville Zoo and
Gardens on May 14 from
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with com-
munity experts in all aspects
of water safety. Enjoy cos-
tumed characters represent-
ing the "Safer Three" mes-
sage and games, prizes,
face-painting and exhibits for
children and adults. The
event is free with regular zoo
Residents can be screened
for their riskof stroke at 9
a.m. May 18 at the American
Legion Post 54, 626 S. Third
St., Fernandina Beach.
Screenings identify potential
such as blocked arteries and
irregular heart rhythm,
abdominal aortic aneurysms
and hardening of the arteries
in the legs. Bone density
screenings also are offered.
Packages start at $139. All
five screenings take 60-90
minutes to complete. Call
i lifeline Screetifig at 1-877-
237-1287 or visit www.lifeline-
tion is required.
entia Support Group for
Nassau County meets the
third Thursday of each month
from 1-2 p.m. at the Council
on Aging, 1367 South 18th St.
The next meeting is May 19.
Anyone who has an interest is
invited to attend. For informa-
tion call Ann Smith, RN, at
The American Legion
Riders, Chapter 54, will host
their monthly steak night at
the new American Legion
Post, 626 S. Third St, on May
21 from 5-7 p.m. Dinner
includes a steak cooked to
order, baked potato, corn on
the cob, salad and a roll for a
$10 donation. To-go dinners
available. All proceeds go to
programs sponsored by the
American Legion Riders,
A Fernandina Beach com-
munity blood drive will be
held May 21 from 10 a.m.-3
p.m. at Publix and from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. at Kmart. For
information visit www.igive-
AARP will offer a driver's
safety program for ages 55
and older from 8:45 a.m. to
noon May 23 and 24, hosted
by First Presbyterian Church,
Fernandina Beach. Cost is
$12 for AARP members and
$14 for others. Class size is
limited and early registration
is suggested by calling 261-
3837. Upon completion of the
course, you can save on your
meetings for people who
have, or think they may have,
a drinking problem are held
Monday at noon and
Saturday at 10 a.m. at Prince
of Peace Lutheran Church, on
Atlantic Avenue across from
Fort Clinch State Park. Please
enter the meetings through
the side door.
The New to You Resale Store Is an
excellent place to recycle your household
goods. For Info, call: 904.321.2334
930S. 14Th ST~tE00. FEON**ANOtfNA 500.BEA C 55030W
'Let's Celebrate the new addition to
Please join us for our new
Walk in the Garden
beginning May 14t
from 10 am Spm
We have indoor and outdoor spaces available for
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
Shop located in downtown Fernandina Beach.
Call us or come by and see us.
Thanks, Robert & Iris Lannon
North 3rd Trading
S13 N. 3rd Street, Fernandina Beach
FRIDAY. MAY 13.2011 NEWS News-Leader
Due to new state legislation,
the city will not be able to put
new restrictions on vacation
and resort rentals after July 1.
According to City Attorney
Tammi Bach, resort rentals in
residential districts R-l and R-2
that have been "grandfathered"
before June 1, 2011 will keep
their status. However, the city
cannot make any new laws reg-
ulating resort rentals in the
high-density R-3 district once
the state legislation goes into
effect July 1.
Bach said implications of the
new legislation are still evolv-
ing. The new law will not affect
commercial or mixed zoning,
she said. But if the city com-
mission decided to expand
vacation rental permits, it could
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o'clock in the morning saying
that he was 'bout to kick it with
my new friend Emily.'
Apparently he met a couple of
local girls yesterday sometime,
and they invited him to this
party. He arrived at the party
by cab about 11, 11:30."
Hurley said "many people
left this party, and this guy was
apparently alive and well at at
least 2 o'clock, maybe 3 o'clock
this morning. We responded to
the call at 8:13 a.m."
Douglas was arrested
Christmas Eve and charged
with DUI in Tennessee. After
pleading guilty, he was sen-
tenced to serve 48 hours in jail
before serving the rest of his'
sentence of 11 months, 29 days
on supervised probation.
city hands on resort rentals
not allow it in only one section it vacation rentals, or regulate Fernandina Beach's high-
of the city. vacation rentals based solely density R-3 district is relatively
"If the commission were to on their classification, use, or limited and includes multi-fam-
loosen restrictions, they would occupancy. This paragraph ily dwellings and structures
not be able to allow it in R-2 does not apply to any local law, with more than two townhous-
and not in R-l," she said. "They ordinance, or rule adopted on es, according to Bach. R-1 and
would have to keep it the way it or before June 1, 2011." R-2 are zoned for low-density,
is, or open it up and allow (vaca- City commissioners at a suburban, detached single-fam-
tion rentals) everywhere. They March meeting discussed the ily structures.
can't pick out certain areas." possibility of expanding resort Local real estate agents and
Bach also said neighbor- rental permits to other parts of property managers, as well as
hood deed restrictions that pre- the city, possibly even down- owners of beachfront homes,
vent vacation rentals would town. have favored expanding vaca-
override the new legislation. Local ordinances were tion rental permits. Some
A resort rental dwelling per- adopted in 2000 that restricted homeowners have complained
mit allows for vacation rentals vacation/resort rental permits that short-term rentals are the
of less than four weeks, which to the high-density R-3 district only way they can keep up with
has historically been contro-. and those residences that their property taxes and pay
versial when allowed in neigh- already had resort permits in R- bills in a poor economy. *
borhoods containing mostly 1 and R-2. However, the ordi- Other residents, however,
full-time residents. nance has largely been ignored especially those in established,
SThe new legislation states by homeowners in R-l and R-2 family-oriented neighborhoods,
that, "A locallaw, ordinance, or districts near the beach, who have been vehemently
regulation may not restrict the bypass the law and rent to opposed.
use of vacation rentals, prohib- short-term vacationers anyway. adaughtry@fbnewsleadercomn
Douglas was expected to
compete for the starting left
offensive tackle spot at Ala-
bama, according to ESPN.com.
He started 10 games at Tenne-
ssee before he transferred to
Arizona Western College in
Yuma, Ariz., for a year before
transferring to Alabama.
Both of his parents were for-
mer Tennessee athletes. His
father, David, was an offensive
lineman on the Volunteers' 1985
SEC championship team and
later played in the NFL, accord-
ing to ESPN. His mother, Karla
Horton Douglas, was the start-
ing center on the Lady Vols'
1987 national championship bas-
Thursday that "Douglas had an
impeccable Tennessee pedigree
as the son of a Vols' offensive
lineman and Lady Vols basket-
ball player. He redshirted his-
first year at UT in 2008, mov-
ing from tight end to lineman
before working his way up to
starting right tackle in 2009,
where he earned Freshman All-
"Douglas left the Vols in
2010, after the team's second
consecutive coaching change,
citing a diagnosis of depression,
and played for a year at Arizona
Western Community College in
Yuma. Rated a four-star Rivals
prospect, he signed with
Alabama in November 2010,
and promptly got himself arrest-
ed for DUI back in his home-
town. He remained on the ros-
ter for the Crimson Tide,
however, and was last seen on
the field scrimmaging with the
second team in the 2011 A-Day
game while recovering from
The Knoxville News-Sentinel
wrote that "Douglas blossomed
on the offensive line as a fresh-
man under (former coach Lane)
Kiffin after signing originally
with Phillip Fulmer, ahd the pos
sibility of another coaching tran-
sition never seemed to appeal to
him in early 2010. He later
admitted to battling depression
after parting ways with UT and
Dooley, who stipulated Douglas
transfer at least eight hours
away from home as part of the
separation from the program.
"Douglas fulfilled his end of
the deal at Arizona Western
College then signed with
Alabama, a school that would
have given him two games
against the Vols before his col-
legiate career ended."
County libraries may begin offering passports
The Nassau County
Commission voted unani-
mously to allow the library sys-
tem to process passports.
The library could begin
offering the service as early as
June, according to
Commissioner Barry Holloway.
Library Director Dawn
Bostwick. made the proposal
earlier this year as a way to
bring in more revenue.
Currently, the only place in
the county offering passport
services is the main U.S. post
office on Sadler Road.
Clerk of Court John
Crawford stopped offering pass-
ports in November, ostensibly
because his office was losing
money on the service. How-
ever, Holloway said Tuesday
that Bostwick made a good case
that the service would be a rev-
enue source for the library.
"The main library in Fernan-
dina is going to be the first one
to go online and give it a try.
That has the most foot traffic,
so it makes the most sense,"
he said. "If it's successful we'd
do it at the library in Callahan.
That would be the next step.
"The cost is very, very min-
imal," he added. "The cost to
process the applications is
borne by the (applicant), and
to mail the applications is what,
44 cents? And you can put sev-
eral applications in one enve-
"Dawn Bostwick seems to
think that this can be a revenue
producer for the library, so in
order to produce revenue for
the library without any great
cost to the taxpayer, we'll give
it a try."
The library, like other pass-
port facilities, would only han-
dle the paperwork processing.
"We're not doing the photo
there," Holloway said. "People
are still going to have to go get
a photo (elsewhere)."
Many .drug stores offer
passport photo services in their
photo departments. ,
Holloway said the library
should start offering the serv-
City to revise comp plan
The city of Fernandina Beach is taking comments on
proposed changes to its Comprehensive Plan
A series of community workshops is scheduled May 23-
26 to discuss various items in the plan All meetings are
5:30-7:30 p m. in City Hall, 204 Ash St. They are
Monday. May 23, overview, Port of Fernandina, public
schools, intergovernmental coordination.
Tuesday. May 24, future land use, traffic circulation,
Wednesday, May 25, public facilities, capital improve-
Thursday, May 26, recreation and open space, historic
preservation, conservation and coastal management.
The city Planning Advisory Board will review and discuss
the community input at a special meeting at 5 p m. May 31
in City Hall The planning board will hold a formal meeting
at 5 p m. June 8 and make its recommendations on the pro-
The city commission will consider the proposed revi-
sions on July 5.
Individuals who have questions may "Ask a Planner"
each Monday from 2-4 p m at City Hall where planning staff
will be available
For information, call city planner Kelly Gibson at 277-7325
or e-mail KGibson @fbil.org
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Continued from 1A
impact 6r unfettered develop-
"Everybody needs to
digest what's in (the bill) and
Make a number of changes to
their own comprehensive
plans and their ways of doing
things to meet the challenge,"
he said. "... Some municipali-
ties will probably do it very
well. Others will probably do
it really poorly."
That means city planners
and the Fernandina Beach
Commission will have more
say over how residential and
occurs, especially along the
Amelia River waterfront and
the Atlantic oceanfront.
It will give county com-
missioners more control of
how Yulee and the West Side
develop and how much
growth there can be on the
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Graceann Sparkman, second from left, started an anti-bullying bracelet campaign at
Fernandina Beach Middle School. Friends Beth Matricia, Savannah Starratt and
Cassidy Jackson are among 200 students who took the pledge.
'No more' bullying
1HEATI ER A. PERRY
I took the pledge because
bullying is wrong and I wanted
to stand up for Graceann and
everyone who gets bullied,"
said Beth Matricia,
Savannah Starratt signed up
because she's been bullied and
doesn't want anyone else to
have to feel that way.
"We have a bad bullying
problem here and I thought this
might be the one thing that
could change things," said
The ariti-bullying, standup
up campaign at Fernandina
Beach Middle School is in full
swing. So far, 200 students have
signed the pledge and received
a bracelet signifying their com-
The project is the idea of
Graceann Sparkman, who was
born with a very rare speech
disorder called apraxia of
"A speech therapist at
Nemours Children's Hospital
said it was the worst case she'd
ever seen," said her mother,
With aggressive therapy
both professionally and at home
with supportive siblings Briton,
Kristin and Hampton, Graceann
has overcome her disability and
was recently released from ther-
A victim of teasing because
of her speech, Sparkman would
often tell her mother and her
Aunt Cindy King about bully-
ing she witnessed and how
much it bothered her.
"She's ultra-sensitive to oth-
This is for me. my friends today and my friends tomorrow I
think bullying stinks. I won't watch someone get picked on
because I am a do-something person, not a do-nothing per-
son I care I can help change things I can be a leader. In my
world, there are no bullies allowed. Bullying is bad. Bullying
bothers me. I know sticking up for someone is the right thing
to do My name is Graceann Sparkman and I won't stand by,
I will stand up
ers and very caring about other
children in need or who suffer,"
said her mother.
"When she learned that kids
had actually killed themselves
over bullying, it really distressed
her," said King, who urged her
niece to channel her dismay.
With help from her aunt and
funds from an anonymous sup-
porter, 200 anti-bullying
bracelets were purchased over
Next, Sparkman set about
composing a pledge to b.e
signed before students could
receive their bracelets.
"I found a pledge online and
I edited it," she said.
Armed with the pledge and
posters urging students to sign
up, 12-year-old Sparkman
approached school officials.
"I was very nervous but I
went in all by myself."
"She had to get permission
from (principal) Dr. Mazzella,"
said guidance counselor Lisa
Crowley. "He approved the
posters, the pledge and the
Crowley is impressed with
"Bullying is a serious issue
in our country now. It's good to
see someone with the attitude of
'I want to make a difference.
What can I do?'"
Students' comments as they
come to sign up have been
"very moving," adds Crowley.
"Graceann asks them to read
the pledge carefully. She wants
it to mean something to them
because it means something to
Students lined up before and
after school April 27 and 28 to
sign the pledge. Sparkman was
overjoyed with the response.
"I thought it would take a lit-
tle while but it really went great.
The lines were long."
Sparkman says the experi-
ence has taught her that one
person can make a difference
and she hopes the program will
"I want more people to speak
up about bullying. I want to stop
it and bring awareness to it,"
said Sparkman. "I want it to go
to the lower grades and the
Now that all 200 bracelets
have been distributed, anyone
who would care to donate funds
to purchase additional ones can
Attention, Class of 2011
Thirty-eight years ago, I was part of the
class of 1973 at New Hanover High School in
Wilmington, N.C. Some 650 of us were ready
to embark on our life journeys. Our gradua-
tion was one everyone will remember, and
not for the best reason. Somewhere around
midnight, a young man in our class was
thrown from an open-air
vehicle that went off the
road. He landed head first
on a concrete driveway cul-
vert in a residential neigh-
borhood and was killed
instantly. It was a 35 mph
area where wrecks were
S infrequent and his fatality
was the only one I ever was
KEFFER'S aware of there.
CORNER Now this admittedly is a
somber story for seniors in
the county to hear about. It
Rick Keffer was an accident that every-
one learned about the next
day no text messaging in '73. Can you imag-
ine if one of your classmates died on gradua-
tion night? What if you were the driver or
passenger in the vehicle their lives will be
The message here is just to be smart dur-
ing these next couple of weeks and through
graduation activities. At 17 or 18, you some-
times feel invincible and too clever to get
caught in things involving bad judgment.
You're not bulletproof and the great majority
of your life lies ahead of you. Enjoy this spe-
cial time with classmates, friends and your
family. Let me give a nod to one of my sales-
Can you imagine ifone of
your classmates died on
people for suggesting graduation safety as an
article topic. If some parents and grandpar-
ents among our readers will share this with a
2011 grad in their family, it would be appreci-
One universal bit of advice for new high
school grads is to take care of your car.
Those headed off to college or into the full-
time working world will be more self-reliant
than before. Dad, Mom or a big brother may
have helped keep car needs handled. Now it
will be increasingly up to you. Buy a tire
gauge and check the tire pressure once a
month or more. On older cars, keep a check
on the oil level between changes. Make sure
there is coolant in the radiator and that it is
green, not brown. Don't ignore "check
engine" or other warning lights. Squeaky
brakes and other knocks, pings or noises
should be addressed, so bigger problems
SCongratulations to all 2011 grads and best
wishes for health and happiness in the future.
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FRIDAY. MAY 13.2011 OPINION News-Leader
Drama, suspense a
The last week of session was intense and
full of drama and suspense, starting before 6
a.m. Monday with the drive to the Capitol. At
9:30 1 attended the Redistricting Committee
meeting which included a tutorial of the
MyDistrictBuilder software. It is fairly intuitive,
but quite intense and detailed when facing the
task of drawing districts for the entire state.
While I was attending the Redistricting
Committee meeting, Sen. Steve Wise presented
HB39 on the Senate floor. This is the bill that
bans synthetic cannabinoid (synthetic marijua-
na). The bill passed with 39 yeas and 0 nays.
The bill now heads to the governor for his sig-
nature. This was brought to me early on by
Susan Woodford with the local NACDAC and
because of her involvement we have now
banned this dangerous drug in Florida.
The 29th Annual Law Enforcement
Memorial Service was held at the Law
Enforcement Memorial Monument on the
grounds of the Florida Capitol to honor the
lives and memories of our fallen heroes. In
2010, Florida lost nine law enforcement offi-
cers, the third deadliest state behind Texas and
California, who lost 19 and 11 officers, respec-
This year, Florida is currently the deadliest
state in the nation for officer fatalities. We have
already lost 10 officers this year. In our state's
recorded history, Florida has lost 744 law
enforcement officers. The brave men and
women who protect our homes, families and
community have our admiration and respect.
Monday was a busy day both in the.volume
of emails received and bills on the floor. In one
day's time I received over 1,250 emails!
HB1255, dealing with education accountability,
was on third reading and passed with 112 yeas
and 0 nays. The bill was sent to the Senate in
messages where they adopted several amend-
ments. This required the bill.to be "bounced
back" to the House chamber. The Senate rolled
the bill to third reading on Monday and "held"
About 4:30 p.m. Monday the House had its
closest vote that I have ever witnessed. We
debated HB4087, which would repeal authori-
zation to allow local governments to use traffic
infraction detectors, commonly known as "red
light cameras," to enforce traffic safety laws.
This authorization had just previously been
granted in the 2010 legislative session.
I voted to repeal the statute providing the
authorization, consistent with my "nay" vote in
2010 to not authorize the red light cameras.
There are studies on both sides which say that
they both improve traffic safety by decreasing
the number of drivers that run red lights; and
studies that say that they increase the number
of rear-end accidents.
The saying that "every vote counts" was
made real Monday afternoon when HB 4087
passed with 59 in support of the authorization
repeal and 57 against. One member changing
their vote would have killed the bill with a tie
vote. This bill ultimately died in th|enate. The
"red light" cameras willlive fdr-ai~r,year.
The Nassau County Local Bill (HB1317)
passed the Senate on Monday with 39 yeas and
0 nays. This is a direct outcome of input
received in our Oct. 14 Economic Jobs Summit
and ensuing meetings.
A special thanks to
Holloway for his involvement
in this effort and his trips to
Tallahassee to testify in com-
Smittee. Working to create
changes that will encourage
investment and job growth in
our county is my top priority.
STATE Until the nearly 4,000 unem-
REP. played in our county have
access to jobs, it is critical we
focus our combined local and
lanetAdkins state efforts on creating an
environment that will allow
businesses to compete and innovate.
Our office worked with the, Department of
Transportation to get their concurrence on the
legislation. It was quite helpful to have Frances
Gibbs, a former Nassau County resident, serv-
ing as chief of staff. I look forward to working
with him on transportation issues.
Tuesday was an important day because it
marked the last day of regular session where
an agreement could be reached on budget
numbers. That afternoon members heard the
news that budget issues had been resolved and
the end of session was now in sight.
Nearly the entireweek was spent on the
House floor hearing bills. SB408 dealing with
Property and Casualty Insurance dominated
much of the debate on Wednesday. This bill
seeks to reduce Florida's risk exposure under
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.
Citizens is a state-created, not-for-profit, tax-
exempt governmental entity whose public pur-
pose is to provide property insurance coverage
to those unable to find coverage in the volun-
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ance company. Citizens is governed by an
eight-member board of governors, two of
whom are appointed by each of the following
state leaders: Governor, Chief Financial Officer,
Senate President and Speaker of the House of
Citizens is currently the largest property
insurer in Florida with almost 1.3 million poli-
cies extending approximately $457 billion of
property insurance coverage to Floridians. This
represents approximately 18 percent of the res-
idential exposure in the state.
Citizens was created by the Legislature in
2002 by the merger of two existing property
insurance associations: The Florida Residential
Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting
Association (FRPCJUA) and the Florida
Windstorm Underwriting Association (FWUA).
The FRPCJUA provided full-coverage personal
and commercial residential property policies in
all counties of Florida while the FWUA provid-
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,IIU Toll-free 1-866-277-2135
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year not exceeding 10 percent for any single returned a verdi
policy issued by the corporation, excluding cov- Opponents o
erage changes and surcharges, until rates are D'Amario argue
actuarially sound. who caused the
Under current law, beginning Dec. 1, 2010, pared with any f
if Citizens' 100 year probable maximum loss turer in the desi
(PML) in its wind-only zones is not reduced by the defect wouk
25 percent from what it was in February 2001, for the negligen
the wind-only zones must be reduced by an tial injury. They
amount that allows Citizens to reduce its proba- D'Amario decisi
ble maximum loss by 25 percent. parative fault of
Indications are that Citizens has not been lects to consider
able to reduce its 100 year probable maximum cally occur so ql
loss by 25 percent by Dec. 1, 2010 in accor- instances of har
dance with this statute. One reason is because sect.
Citizens has grown, in part, due to the reluc- SB142 overtly
tance of private insurers to expand their writ- will ensure that
ings in Florida because of the significant losses consider all of tl
sustained in the 2004 and 2005 hurricane sea- of the accident,
sons. Therefore, because the required probable subsequent coll
maximum loss reduction will not be accom- House and the
polished by the statutory deadline, private insur- nor for his appr
ers writing the other peril/non-wind coverage Thursday wa
face the choice of either dropping that cover- receive bills froi
age or.writing the windstorm coverage for poli- was spent debate
cies. bills. Around no
It was interesting to me that nearly all.of the HB1255 (Educa
emails I received,expressing concern on this House with its a
legislation originated from Monroe County. drama really be.
Given the extreme liability that Florida concur with all
assumes with Citizens Insurance, it is clear to HB1255, I was f
me that North Florida subsidizes property bill; refuse to co
insurance rates in South Florida. I supported recede; or amer
this legislation because I believe,that Citizens the last option a
must be. actuarially sound and that it is wrong ments about 8:3
to subsidize liability insurance rates with tax trick was to get
dollars. Also, I believe that the state should not Senate floor. Tin
be unfairly competing with private insurance four hours left ii
companies (and using tax dollars to do so). four minutes lat
This bill passed the House with 85 yeas and 33 pass HB1255. W
nays and now goes to the governor. ly passed and h
The House debated SB142, which addresses This will req
negligence. SB 142 changes the apportionment school districts
of damages in products liability cases in which sites for greater
a plaintiff alleges an additional or enhanced parency. It also
injury (e.g., crashworthiness cases). More curriculum that
specifically, the fact finder in these cases must learn HTML, th
consider the fault of all persons who con- and smart-phon
tribute to the accident when apportioning fault be critical to stu
among the parties .who contributed to the acci- this new econon
dent.' I started to s
The provisions in the bill are intended to be we might not cc
applied retroactively and overrule D'Amario v. and need to ext
Ford Motor Co. The decision in D'Amario v. ty about 11:45 p
Ford Motor Co. precludes fact finders from concurrent reso
apportioning fault to a party who contributed to p.m. on Saturda
the cause of the initial collision when consider- complete our w
ing liability for enhanced injuries resulting from die'd at 2:07 a.n
a second collision. was thankful to
In the first D'Amario case, Clifford Harris, a I will provide
minor, was injured when the automobile in budget and maj
which he was riding as a passenger collided lies and taxpayer
with a tree and burst into flames. The driver of much accompli
the car was allegedly intoxicated and traveling business and gt
at a high rate of speed at the time of the colli- After catchir
sion. Harris was severely burned and lost three will be providing
limbs. Harris' mothersued Fpordallegipg tha,ta.. ious boards and
defective relay switch ciiided his injuries. Aft'r vill also,be parl
a ruling allowing Ford to submit evidence full Redistricfin.
the driver's intoxication and high rate of speed ings on the reap
as a cause of the initial collision to the jury, the you will plan to
parties stipulated to these facts. The jury will guide the p
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ict in favor of Ford.
f the rule enunciated in
that the fault of the person
initial accident should be com-
ault of an automobile manufac-
gn of the automobile because
d not have manifested itself but
ce of the person causing the ini-
further assert that the
on fails to account for the com-
irresponsible drivers and neg-
r that automobile accidents typi-
uickly that two distinct
m are almost impossible to dis-
urns the D'Amario ruling and
the jury has the opportunity to
he facts pertinent to the cause
including both the initial and
isions. This bill passed both the
Senate and will go to the gover-
is "stop and go" as we waited to
m the Senate. Most of Friday
ing the budget and conforming
oon on Friday, the Senate sent
Ition Accountability) back to the
amendments. This is where the
gan. Because the House did not
of the amendments made to
aced with three options: kill the
oncur and ask the Senate to
nd their amendments. I chose
md presented three amend-
30pm Friday evening. Now the
the bill brought up again on the
ie was ticking with less than
n regular session. One hour and
;er, the Senate voted 33 to 5 to
ihat a relief to get this bill final-
eaded to the governor..
uire among other things that
post their budgets on their web-
* public involvement and trans-.
allows schools to adopt digital
Swill encourage students to
he language that drives websites
.e applications. These skills will
Idents becoming innovators in
sense late Friday evening that
)mplete our work by midnight
end session. This became reali-
p.m. when the House voted on a
solution to extend session until 6
ly. Fortunately, we were able to
ork earlier and the House sine
i. It had been a long day and I
e a post-session wrap-up of the
or bills that affect working fami-
ers in my next letter. There was
shed to help Florida attract new
row the economy.
ig up with sleep and my family, I
g legislative briefings to the var-
1 commissions in District 12. I
ticipating as a member of the
g Committee in the public hear-
pportionment process. I hope
participate as your voice is what
The Westside Democratic
Club will meet
at 7 p.m. on
is Supervisor Cannon
Dinner and a brief business
meeting. All Democrats are
invited. Call (904) 879-5163
for more information.
The Nassau County
Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the County
Building, 86026 Pages Dairy
Road West, Yulee.
The Amelia Island Demo-
cratic Club will meet at 6 p.m.
May 24 at the San Jose Mexi-
can Restaurant in Yulee.
Speaker will be Ben Wilcox of
Common Cause, who will dis-
cuss the legislative session.
RSVP to Jennifer, 225-2193,
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VIEWPOINT/RoBERr M.WEINTRAUB/MARSH LAKES
O n May 23 the Nassau County
Commission will make the final vote
on an issue that will have a dramatic
long-term impact on the fortunes and
quality of life of Nassau County residents. The
vote will put in place the framework for a vast
new town.in Yulee with thousands of homes
and hundreds of businesses that will double
SNassau's population. A parallel effort by the
county that is leading to the permanent elimi-
nation of impact fees will mean that the cost of
roads and other infrastructure of this vast
development will be borne by the taxpayer.
The May 23 vote is, in effect, a vote for a
large tax bill for residents. Taxpayer participa-
tion in the May 23 public hearing (7 p.m.,
Nassau County Commission chambers) is
The proposed new.town encompasses
24,000 acres between Chester Road and 1-95,
between the St. Marys River and A1A, with
some land south of A1A between US 17 and I-
95. Planned by TerraPointe Services Inc., a
real estate subsidiary of Rayonier, the large
tract currently consists of forest and wetlands.
Nassau County's new comprehensive plan
contains the provision for an East Nassau
Development District which establishes the
framework for TerraPointe City.
The property includes the "ghost town" of
Crandall, settled in 1772 by immigrants from
Scotland's Isle of Skye; it became a port for
river steamers. Most of the property was
assembled into a 20,000-acre parcel by a man
named Brown and acquired by Ernest and
Stuart Davis, who established a sawmill there.
When the mill was no longer financially viable,
the Davis brothers sold the land to Rayonier,
which was in the process of building the paper
products mill. Ernest Davis became first man-
ager of the mill.
Two state agencies the Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) and Department of
Transportation (DOT) objected to the
TerraPointe City plan primarily on the
grounds that there was no provision for the
needed infrastructure in the plan. (There were
on hook for new city
Also objections to a lack of
Sas the new comprehensive
plan allows TerraPointe to
Sfill in 20 percent of the
I considerable wetlands on
The DOT has said that
a development of this size
and complexity would
Weintraub require extensive new
roadwork. US 17 would
have to be widened from
the Duval County line to the 1-95 interchange,
it said. A1A would have to be elevated a "fly-
over" above US 17 and the railroad tracks to
avoid a serious bottleneck. A new east-west
road through the property from Chester Road
to US 17 the CR 108 extension would have
to be built. A new 1-95 interchange would be
Some eight years ago when a similar plan
was floated the Yulee Development of
Regional Impact (DRI) DOT said the
required new infrastructure would cost
around $2 billion (that's billion with a "B").
The plan was withdrawn at that time, but has
come back in a new guise.
DCA and DOT objected to TerraPointe City
because the county had not shown how the
road costs would be paid for. There is no capi-
tal plan, no agreement between the county and
The developer has agreed that it will pro-
vide a right-of-way for the CR 108 extension, a
road necessary to service the development.
But the commitment is for a two-lane road
while the county says a four-lane CR 108 is
needed to provide some relief for A1A conges-
tion. There is no indication how the additional
two lanes, the US 17 widening and the A1A fly-
over would be paid for.
Despite the DCA/DOT objections to the
plan, Gov. Rick Scott's developer-friendly gov-
ernment brought pressure to approve the
Nassau County comprehensive plan with only
minor changes. It is these changes, called a
The proposed new town
encompasses 24,000 acres
between Chester Road and -95.
St. Marys River andA1A.
"settlement," that will be on the May 23
Nassau County Commission agenda.
Several taxpayers (Ray Roberts, Eric
Titcomb, Julie Ferreira and this writer) had
entered the official negotiations as "interven-
ers" to support the DCA/DOT objections, but
refused to sign the agreement.
Meanwhile, for the past several months, a
county task force headed by Commissioner
Danny Leeper and comprised of mostly devel-
opers, real estate agents and their lawyers has
been laying the groundwork for a permanent
elimination of impact fees. Impact fees are
charged to new development to help cover the
cost of new infrastructure required by the
For the past three years Nassau has had a
moratorium on impact fees in order to stimu-
late home construction. Studies have repeat-
edly shown that the imposition of impact fees
(usually a few thousand dollars) have no
impact on home construction.
The task force is but a fig leaf to give the
county commission a basis for permanently
doing away with the fees, which it is expected
to do later this year.
With impact fees eliminated, how will the
new roads required by TerraPointe City be
paid for? The only obvious answer is by taxes
on the public.
If the prospect of paying for TerraPointe's
development is of concern to you; if the
prospect of some 70,000-plus people living in
the Yulee area frightens you; if you want to
maintain our quality of life, then you should be
at the public hearing in the Nassau County
Commission chambers on Monday, May 23 at
7 p.m. to voice your concerns and fears.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE
There goes the
The principal of Fernandina Beach
Middle School has requested a vari-
ance for a huge scrolling electronic
sign on Citrona Drive between the
entrance and exit of FBMS. The sign
itself would be five feet by eight and a
half feet and eight feet off the ground.
The sign to be erected is very bright
and colorful (blue and gold school col-
ors) and would be an electronic scroll-
ing sign. The sign would be turned on
daIlT .r ila'i low ,li and run iiiil 'liip.n .
at iigl' l I ini. ,A.ihLonic ri i agJ ... uld
change as often as every three sec-
We live on Citrona Drive across
from FBMS in a residential area. We
already have peak traffic times in the
a.m. and especially in the afternoon.
Cars line up. We listen to people honk-
ing their horns, their radio sometimes
on full blast, throwing garbage out of
their cars. Re: cigarette butts, candy
wrappers, soda cans and anything else
they want to discard.
This huge electronic flashing sign
would disturb the traffic flow and dis-
tract drivers and would be unsafe for
the bikers, joggers and dog walkers
on this narrow street 'Traffic flow would
increase in the evening to view this
sign. We have a bedroom, living room
and porch on the front of our home.
This sign would disturb the peaceful
tranquility we have known in our home
and the neighborhood, especially in
the evening hours.
We like to sit outside and enjoy the
calmness. We like to view the evening
stars and the moon in the evening. The
flashing light would inhibit the clear-
ness of the night. There is already
enough light coming from the school in
The variance was reviewed and does
not meet the criteria consistent with
the code regulations. The staff recom-
mended denial of the variance.
FBMS should set up a hotline which
parents and students could call for
updates. Today, everyone carries a cell
phone parents and students.
Also, who is paying for his? How
does FPU fund this project?:Ultimately,
the money comes out of the customers'
pocket. And then the equipment to run
this gign and who pays for itwhen there
is a malfunction? Taxpayers do! Aren't
our school systems already overbur-
dened? Don't teachers need school sup-
plies for their students, teachers' aides
in classrooms, and how about teacher's
salaries? How about more teachers?
This sign seem all too frivolous in this
This is not commercially zoned
property. FBMS shares Citrona Drive
with a residential community. Would
you want this sign in your front yard?
There is not a single person who can
honestly answer yes to this question.
Would you allow this sign in historic
downtown or on Eighth Street coming
into downtown? No, you would not. Do
you really want to change the nature
and surroundings of our.residential
neighborhood and.FBMS? No, you
Neighbors, come out on May 18 at
.):30 p.m. and voice your concerns. The
variance can be viewed online and also
al the Community Development
According to the paper (May 6)
"Nassau Coun(y 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." I, as a parent, find
this truly appalling. In the article were
suggestions to go before the school
board such as transferring maintenance
projects, shifting funding, grants, fed-
eral funding, etc. Here is another idea
that every parent I have talked to
agrees with. Instead of cutting 39 teach-
ers to save money, why don't we take a
look at cutting out the Stanford 10 and
'ihe amount of money this would allow
the county to save?
For those of you who do not know
what the Stanford 10 is, it is a stan-
dardized test given to first and second
graders to see how much they have
learned in math and reading. Basically,
it is the same type of test that the FCAT
is in higher grades. The Stanford, how-
ever, is not a state-mandated test like
the FCAT. It is a county-mandated test.
Other counties in Florida do not take
this test. How much money ("teach-
ers," since that is how they are being
viewed) could be saved in our school
system by eliminating this test? I have
a feeling it would be quite a bit, most
assuredly a few salaries.
This test is what is "taught" to our
kids according to their papers and
homework that we as parents see com-
ing home from school. Learning should
be something the children at this age
want to do, but that excitement is being
stiflel by the fact that the teachers are
so limited in what they can teach and
how they can teach. There is also the
anxiety, the kids feel of the impending
test. Again, we are talking about first
and second graders. This anxiety
should not exist.
Our first and second graders are
tested weekly on all subjects, and
assessment tests are given continually
throughout the year to see how our
children are progressing. The results of
these tests allow the teacher to strate-
gize for each child, in other words, to
teach. Let me stress, teach the chil-
dren, not teach the children a test.
We want our children to love'and
thrive in school. They are now, at this
age, developing attitudes and percep-
tions of school that will follow them
through the years. This test does not
produce a positive perception. In many
cases it produces a negative percep-
tion. That is not what we want for our
children who are just starting out on
their educational journey.
I, as well as many other parents,
feel that eliminating the Stanford is def-
initely a way that our county can save
money, i.e., teachers and their jobs. I
encourage other parents to express
their opinions about this issue of losing
teachers. Our children need our teach-
ers. Our teachers need us.
The Florida Legislature recently cut
funding to education and to county
health departments and the Healthy
Start programs that serve low-income
children. I hope their plans include
funding for future prisons that will
house the children left behind. I taught
in Florida public schools six years
before going to law school and becom-
ing a career prosecutor. Years of watch-
ing our poorest kids drop out and end
up in court gave me the following per-
1. Parental Involvement. We all
agree that parental involvement is all-
important and parents should not have
DAVID FITZSIMMONS/mE ARIZONA DAILYSTAR
children that they cannot support finan-
cialy and emotionally. The reality, how-
ever, is that a large percentage of
Florida parents are dropouts who can-
not read on the sixth-grade level; who
have neither the ability to help with
algebra homework nor the self-confi-
dence to show up at their child's school
and ask for help. So what happens to
"Jimmy," born to an illiterate single
mother who makes minimum wage
and a father who is in prison? He's
here -without parental involvement -
no matter how many letters to the edi-
tor cry out for such involvement!
Lacking early childhood education,
proper nutrition and health care and
responsible mentors, "Jimmy" will sim-
ply follow his father's footsteps. There
are few involved parents at sentencing
2. Vouchers. Vouchers and charter
schools are great for parents involved
enough to research alternatives and
transport their children to better
schools. Vouchers and charter schools,
however, leave "Jimmy" behind in the
worst public schools with less funding
and troubled peers.
3. Merit pay. Basing merit pay on
student improvement is great for teach-
ers in schools with bright students who
have parental support. It is, however,
difficult to teach a hungry, tired and
neglected child. Thus, teachers in bet-
ter schools will receive higher merit
increases; teachers in poor schools will
receive less insuring that over the
years the best, most experienced teach-
ers will leave "Jimmy's" school.
4. Funding the arts and athletics.
Athletics, band and art are the only
reasons that some children stay in
school. Cutting those programs raises
"Jimmy's" chances of dropping out.
5. Teacher excellence. Attracting
excellent teachers requires both
respect and money. Women no longer
are limited to teaching and nursing,
and as can be expected, the best stu-
dents men and women -go into fields
offering financial security and respect.
Education majors currently have the
lowest SAT scores in Florida's univer-
sities. We must be able to fire bad teach-
ers; but we must pay good teachers a
salary commensurate with other pro-
fessionals. Recently volunteering in
public schools, I met excellent, dedi-
cated teachers those worth keep-
ing and paying -who spent 6-7 hours
in the classroom and additional, long
hours on lesson plans and administra-
tive work. Many worked a second job
to support their families. How long will
they stay in teaching?
Finally, please get involved! Think
about mentoring or volunteering in
community schools. Let your repre-
sentatives know that they cannot con-
tinue cutting education and be reelect-
ed. If you are lucky enough to have
succeeded financially, think about
whether taxes for excellent public edu-
cation might make more sense than
funding future prisons.
I've been a resident of Nassau
County for 21 years and right now I'm
very ashamed to admit it. My best
friend of 20 years died on Easter
Sunday and today at 6 a.m. I looked
for her obituary in the News-Leaderand
there wasn't one. Jo Anne Ryals is the
friend I'm talking about She was a life-
long resident of Fernandina, she was
born and raised there. So were her four
children and her grandchildren. She
was a single mom for all the years I
knew her and she fought to raise her
children, never giving up. She worked
three jobs to provide for her children.
She was a wonderful Mom and a faith-
ful friend and she loved her hometown.
Is it because she wasn't rich, didn't
have a famous name? You tell me!
But yet you have a very nice obitu-
ary of a person that was not a lifelong
Nassau resident, imagine that.
I'm disappointed in the News-Leader.
You don't live up to your image in my
book. A hometown newspaper? I don't
think so. I'm sure this will never cause
you any concern. It should. There are
other friends of people like Jo Ann, but
they never speak up. Why should they?
You only listen to the ones you choose.
I'm sorry for you. IVe cried a million
tears for my friend and will probably cry
a million more. Do you have a best
friend? One day you may be sitting in
my chair, but there you are the editor
of the paper and you print what you
I miss my friend and it breaks my
heart that I and her other friends have
no obituary to keep, but then we have
something you don't have: memories.
Yes, I am aware of the death notice
in last Friday's paper. It did not do her
or her family justice! Hopefully one day
everyone rich or poor, famous or just a
hometown girl will have equal privi-
lege in your paper. You have just lost me
as a client
Editor's note: Death notices are pro-
videdfree ofcharge. Obituaies are paid
notices that are purchased by families,
friends orfuneral homes.
The significance of small business-
es to the local and national economy is
easy to overlook. But according to the
U.S. Small Business Administration,
small businesses create 60 to 80 per-
cent of all new jobs in the country, and
more than half of Americans own or
work for a small business.
At the local level, every dollar spent,
at local small businesses helps pay for
critical services such as roads and fire
and police protection.
Recent years have been some of
the hardest times ever for small busi-
nesses as owners deal with rising fuel
and health care costs, difficulties get-
ting loans and the worst recession in
decades. Most small business owners,
like most residents, are trying to do
more with less. It takes hard work,
perseverance and, sometimes, plain
old grit to keep a business running in
the face of what can feel like over-
whelming obstacles in your way.
Despite these challenges, our small
businesses continue to provide the
goods and services that contribute to
the quality of life we all love here. They
also are the lifeblood of many local
nonprofit organizations, including
schools, churches and youth sports
I hope everyone will join in. pele-
brating Small Business Week May 16-
20. Please make an extra effort to
patronize our small businesses and
thank them for all they do for our com-
Joan Bean, Owner
Bean School of Dance
FRIDAY. MAY 13.2011/NEWS-LEADER
Ashley Lynn Cothern of
Fernandina Beach and
Rodney Lynn Jones II of
Marion, Va., will be married
at 4 p.m. July 17, 2011, in
Kingsport, Tenn. The recep-
tion will follow at Banq
Downtown in Kingsport.
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Melanie A
Dennard of Yulee. The bride-
groom-elect is the son of
(Mary) Sue Lloyd of
Chilhowie, Va. Mr. Jones, Miss Cothern
The United States Coast
Guard Academy announces
the graduation of Jared Korn
on May 18 with bachelor of
science degree in govern-
At the graduation ceremo-
ny in New London, Conn.,
Korn will also receive his
Ensign commission as an offi-
cer in the U.S. Coast Guard.
President Barack Obama,
who will be on hand to deliver
the commencement address,
will present Korn and each of
his 230 classmates with their
officer commissions. The cer-
emonies will be broadcast live
starting at 11 am. via the
Born in Brooksville, Korn,
is the son of Bill and Elizabeth
Korn, who relocated several
years ago and now reside in
While his father works
with the Florida Division of
Forestry in Hilliard, his moth-
er is a kindergarten teacher at
Yulee Primary School.
Korn will begin his Coast
Guard career as Deck Watch
Officer and Weapons Officer
aboard the USCGC Vigorous,
a 210-foot medium endurance
cutter, sailing out of Cape
May, N.J. The cutter patrols
as far south as the Caribbean,
supporting search and rescue
operations, performing law
and drug enforcement and
illegal migrant interdiction.
also sails to the
a key objective.
to the academy
Korn in June 2007,
Korn has com-
pleted a challenging college
curri- culum as well as a com-
prehensive officer develop-
ment program. In addition to
a full academic load, Korn's
officer training has included
multiple courses in nautical
science, military testing and
qualifications as well as
lengthy summer assignments
aboard the tallship USCG
Barque Eagle along the west-
ern U.S., the USCGC Hickory
in Alaska and the Bering Sea,
and the.USCGC Shamal in the
While at the academy,
Korn has also been a four-
year player on the college
The U.S. Coast Guard, for-
mally the U.S. Revenue Cutter
Service, was established in
1790, thus making the Coast
Guard the oldest maritime
service in the United States.
The U.S. Coast Guard
Academy is the smallest of the
United States' four-year serv-
ice academies and was first
established in 1876 onboard
the USRC Dobbin.
club seeks members
Friends of Fernandina
Aviation (FoFA) is a newly-
formed, nonprofit organiza-
tion intended to promote the
importance and understand-
ing of aviation in our commu-
It will engage in fundrais-
ing events to support local avi-
ation related activities and
organizations. For example,
funds will be used to provide
academic scholarships for
local youths who wish to pur-
sue an education in an avia-
tion-related field, such as
maintenance certification, air
traffic control, aviation man-
agement and flight training.
FoFA will also provide
operational funding for avia-
tion organizations such as the
local Civil Air Patrol Squad-
ron. It will cooperate with
local schools to conduct edu-
cational programs focusing on
aviation and will provide the
city and county with an avia-
tion expertise resource.
. The organization is open to
all that have an interest in avi-
ation generally and local avia-
tion operations and history
specifically. It has 501 (c)3 tax
status so dues and donations
are tax deductible. Anyone
interested in joining can call
Mickey Baity, Membership
Committee chairman, at 277-
'Stamp Out Hunger' Saturday
The U.S. Postal Service
and Campbell Soup Company
are partnering once again
with the National Association
of Letter Carriers to sponsor
Stamp Out Hunger, the
nation's largest single-day
food;drive, on May 14. What
can you do to help? Place
non-perishable food products
in a bag. Leave them at your
mailbox on Saturday. Your let-
ter carrier will pick up and
deliver the food to local food
banks or pantries.
pouthunger.com to learn
Sit down to quietness, dwell in God's court
One thing we have desired of the
Lord that we will seek after,
that we may dwell in the house
of the Lord all the days of our
lives, to behold the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire in His temple.
Taking a closer look at our priorities
and passion is very much in order. We
as believers cannot focus on what others
may say or do to evaluate what is impor-
tant in our lives. One thing we have
desired in other words, the first on
our list of desires we will seek from the
Lord is that we will dwell in His house
all of our lives; we will behold His beau-
ty and we will inquire of Him.
The time has come and now is when
we must personalize our priorities as the
spirit of God directs us. A lot of energy
is often generated and lost in trying to
get others to obey God. Let's stop. That
is the Holy Spirit's responsibility It is
His job to convince, convict and convert.
Our responsibility is to live the word as
a witness to others. Lift
up Jesus and trust the
Holy Spirit, who was
able to raise Jesus from
the dead and also to
raise our^friends and
loved ones up also. -
Many times others
are slow in coming to
Christ because they
are observing that we
are not as single-mind-
ed about Him as we
Our desire and pur-
suit should be to sit
down in quietness,
dwell in the court of
God's family house; to contemplate with
pleasure, behold His splendor, His
grace, His delight and his agreeable
beauty; to inspect, care for and to con-
sider, inquire in His place, His temple,
me. These things, not individuals, must
become our passions, our personalized
priorities. God Himself will draw the
As Christians, we hold several
degrees: B.A., Born Again' B.S.,
Baptized and Sanctified; M.B.A., My
Belief Affirmed; and a Ph.D., Praise Him
daily. And we are convinced that nothing
can separate us from His love.
The families of the late Rev. William
Jones, Minister Luke Edward, Delvin L
Holmes, Jeronison Johnson and Marie
Perkins-Bird would like to thank you,
their family and many friends, for all
acts of kindness and expressions of love
shown to them during their time of
bereavement and pray God's blessings
on each of you.
Birthday wishes to Sis. Clara Amons,
Minnie Johnson, Altamese Holmes,
Dominic Gray, Evelyn Mason, Jerrick
Jones, Vincent Johnson Jr., Mike Smith,
Darien K. Bolden Jr. and Mother Willie
WildAmelia has events forall ages
Calling all nature lovers, the Wild
Amelia Nature Festival scheduled for
May 20-22 at venues on and around
Amelia Island has something for
The festival will kick off Friday with
an evening of history and music under
the stars at Fort Clinch State Park from
6-9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs, a picnic
dinner and insect repellant for a relaxing
family evening featuring bluegrass
music and a kids mini nature camp. Also
meet Merlin, an adult barred owl perma-
nently injured by a car, and the brave
woman who took on the task of rehabili-
tating him even though she was told it
could not be done. Tickets are $7 for
adults and $2 for children.
Also Friday, enjoy eco-tours exploring
nature on paddleboards, Segways, sail-
boats and more. The tours continue
throughout the weekend from birding
to Greenway walks to group surfing to
sunset boat tours, there is something for
everyone. For the full schedule, visit
On Saturday explore the EcoExpo for
adults and children at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center, 2500 Atlantic
Ave., from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All expo
events are free, focusing on the protec-
tion of our environment and the wild
things in it. There will be wildlife
exhibits, live music, demonstrations by
green and nature-based vendors and
more. Kids can partake in activities at
the Kids Niche and adults will enjoy the
silent auction. A highlight that day will
be the sea turtle release by the Georgia
Sea Turtle Center at 11 a.m. at Main
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Nature photography shoots, some outdoors, will be among the many class-
es offered during the Wild Amelia Nature Festival, set for May 20-22. For
more information or to register, visit www.wildamelia.com.
The festival also offers a unique "cur-
riculum" of nature photography classes
with professional photographers from
Northeast Florida throughout the week-
end. Classes will be held both indoors
and outdoors and will begeared to both
adults and children. A number of these
workshops will include outdoor photo ._
shoots, To learh'more and to r~ste"r,
Additionally, the winners of the third
annual Wild Amelia Nature Photography
contest, held this past winter and spring,
will be revealed and receive their prizes
on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the rec cen-
ter. If you entered the contest, be sure to
be on hand.
A highlight on Sunday will be the sea
turtle release by the Georgia Sea Turtle
Center at noon at Main Beach.
Colorful festival brochures outlining
all of the tours and classes are available
at.both branches of First Federal .
Savings Bank, Kayak Animli4athe
Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center, the
Gateway Chamber of Commerce, the
Convention and Visitors Bureau at the
Depot on Centre Street and online at
News from The Amelia Island Club
Spring is in full swing at The Amelia
Island Club. From May 6 through May
8, the men's annual Member-Member
tournament was played.
Over 100 players competed in 9
flights in a round-robin match play for-
mat. The winners will be announced in a
future posting. On May 7 the Social
Outing event, "An Evening at Oyster
Bay Harbour and Yacht
Club," was held. It was
quite an occasion.
Members met at the AM
Marina and had a leisure-
ly cruise with Amelia River Cruises.
Captain Kevin McCarthy talked about
the special sights that were seen both
during and after the dinner at Oyster
Bay. These outings are planned for
smaller groups wishing to enjoy a more
intimate social experience with fellow
club members. They will partake in
adventures of varied interest around our
area. Several are being planned for the
remainder of the year.
At the Ocean Club itself, the new
Ocean View Bar and Lounge is finished.
On the second floor of the clubhouse, it
offers magnificent views of the ocean
and the pool. An open house was held
on April 26 to celebrate its completion.
Over 100 attended the event, which
included special cocktails and heavy
hors d'oeuvres. This is one of the many
projects that have been done at the club
over the past six months. Others were
the renovation of the Sea Oats restau-
rant and kitchen and the club-owned
Long PointPro Shop. For anyone wish-
ing more information about The Amelia
Island Club, please call 277-5933 and ask
for Donna Bilger, membership director.
Club members are really excited about
all the activities that are being offered at
the new club.
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RVs, alligators and watching where you're
"OK, come on back," my mom to Patrick Air force relieved to find that she was OK how much time to spend watching
said, motioning to my dad. "A little Base near Cape Come to find out, as my mom out for yourself but, in either case,
further," she said again while look- Canaveral. After a had been backing up, she hadn't it's something worth paying atten-
ing up at the small camera on the long day's drive ,seen the railroad tie lying on the tion to.
back of the motor home. My dad and the sun well dimly lit ground just behind her. Her As a pastor, I have the privilege of
cautiously gave the v-10 engine a lit- below the horizon, sudden disappearance, and the assisting people as they sometimes
tie more gas. For him, listening to my parents were "Beware of alligators" sign that was navigate through difficult places.
and watching my mom on the small r tired and ready to there, still bring a few laughs to our I've learned, or should I say I'm
TV screen near the RV's driver's call it a night. family. Obviously, knowing that she learning, that as I seek to help them,
seat was kind of fun. Little did he When my dad didn't get hurt makes those laughs I must pay attention to how I'm.
know what was about to happen. PULPIT heard my mom's OK. doing as well. I can't tell you how'
Now any of you who have ever NOTES sudden yell, and I find it interesting how some- many times I've watched well-mean-
owned a motor home know it's true; saw that she was times when we are helping others, if ing people lose this balance and
there's always something about to no longer any- we are not careful, we ourselves can rhythm for their life. One minute
happen. For my parents, for the Pastor where to be seen fall. In the book, the Song of they are leading others, the next
most part, their memories are all Rob Goyette on the TV screen, Solomon, chapter 1:6 the Shulamite minute they are in the ditch. No
good ones. The day my mom sud- not to mention the shepherdess finds herself paying stones to throw here, by the way,
denly disappeared from the TV mon- "Beware of alligators" sign that was attention to everybody else's stuff, I've been in those ditches a time or
itor my dad was watching is an located right where she had been but ends up neglecting her own. two myself.
exception. standing, my dad threw it into park Now I realize it's always a bit of a For me, spiritually speaking, the
I It all happened many years ago and leapt into action. By the time he juggling act to decide"how much greatest way to stay upright and of
while my parents were on their way made it to where she was, he was time to spend helping others, and any real value to others is to main-
tain a personal and daily prayer life.
If you show me someone who is in
the ditch, I'll show you someone
who has ceased spending quality
time with God. How can I be so
emphatic? I've tried both ways.
To say we need God in our lives,
and not have a constant rhythm of
prayer, is like acknowledging we
need food for our natural bodies but
never take the time to eat. I've
learned that one meal a week, let's
say Sundays, just won't cut it. For
me, to stay spiritually healthy and in
tune, connecting with God in prayer
on a daily basis is a must.
"Wherefore let him that thinks he
stands take heed lest he fall."
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
Help with dinners
The Interfaith Dinner
Network provides a hot, nutri-
tious dinner four nights a
week at the Salvation Army
Hope House, Ninth and Date
streets, for the island's home-
less and needy. The IDN com-
prises 11 local churches. The
group is looking for more
churches that would like to
serve dinners one night a
month. Small churches can
partner with others. Call
Ailene Wood at 491-4900 for
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. Cook for
the banner and signs. For
information, or to volunteer,
call 556-2496 or visit their
Prince Chapel A.M.E.
Church on Hendricks Road in
Nassauville will hold a cloth-
ing giveaway from 9 a.m. until
noon on May 14, the Rev.
Pauline Tucker, pastor.
Heaven on Earth and
Beyond will hold a fellowship
service at 837 Ocean Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, May 14 at
noon. The public is welcome.
For information call William
Johnson at 415-3918.
Lunch with CEO
On May 20 at noon, the
Amelia Plantation Chapel will
host Kendrick Melrose, for-
mer chair and CEO ofToro, at
a luncheon to hear his views
on whether Christian values
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You! -.
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantlc
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 W orship..............................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassaulle Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034
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
'Under God's Sea
"Under God's Sea in 3-D,"
a spring musical featuring the
combined Children's Choirs
at Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St., will
be performed Sunday, May 22
at 6 p.m. in Maxwell Hall at
the church. This is a contem-
porary re-telling of the story
of Jonah that will appeal to all
ages. For details call the
church at 261-5769..
Community members who
have experienced the death of
a family member or friend are
invited to register for the
GriefShare program held at
First Baptist Church,
GriefShare features Christ-
centered, biblical teaching
that focuses on grief topics
associated with the death of a
Many grieving people find
they are only beginning the
work of healing when friends
or family have returned to
their daily routines.
Your bereavement experi-
ence may be recent or not.
You will find encouragement,
comfort and help in grieving
the death of a spouse, child,
parent, sibling, other family
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Comr of Buccanero r T- & Gecbing Road Feamnana Bc
For More Information Call: 261 -9527
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11.15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4144
OffA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
member or friend. No matter
what the cause of your loved
one's death, this is an oppor-
tunity to be around people
who understand what you are
GriefShare will be held at
First Baptist Church,
Fernandina Beach, May 25-
Aug 31, 630-7:30 p.m. To reg-
ister or for questions, call 261-
3617. Child-care is available.
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
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
anyone attending, or needing
a meal delivered, should call
261-4741, ext 110 in advance.
For information, call Robyn
Stuckey at 583-3280.
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 commu-
nity, 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 serving
Northeast Florida and south-
Register your team at
www.fcaangels.com or call Joy
at 321-2137 for information.
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass atYulee 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, 6:00pm
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Parish ttice: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Eierpency Number: 904-277-6566
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Beach and churches in the
Florida Baptist State
Emma Delaney Day the
third Sunday in May.
First Missionary, 20 S.
Ninth St., top right, is the
home church of Delaney,
above, who became the
female missionary sent to
Africa after the Women's
State Convention met here
in 1899 and passed a res-
olution to send her on her
first mission trip.
Born in Fernandina in
1871, Delaney attended
high school at the local
Catholic convent and went
on to complete mission-
ary, academic and nursing
training at Spelman
College in Atlanta, gradu-
ating with distinction in
In 1902 she sailed to
British Central Africa and
helped establish the
Mission in Malawi.
Returning to the U.S. in
1906, she lectured on her
experiences and began
raising money to return to
Africa. In 1912 she went
to Liberia and founded the
Suehn Industrial Mission
near Monrovia, which pro-
vided education, industrial
arts, home economics and
health care. She returned
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Sunday School 9:30 am
coming 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
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Groups Including Youth
Nuraery Provided For All
86971 Harts Rd., Weal 904-226-6126
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 226. 09
Innovative Styl/, Cont/mporary Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30amt
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed..@ 6:30pm
Connectin wAth Christ..
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Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday A'ea' flebers (Clas 9 a.m
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Alluring Worship 10:30 a m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
JrMde tlay id-. uleek Servie 7-9 pm.linisnris:
Bus & Ian, Couples, Singles, bluth
to the U.S. in 1922 and
died Oct. 7 that year of
tropical fever. She is
buried in Bosque Bello
Cemetery. Her Great
Floridian plaque is locat-
ed at First Missionary
( f Church
17982 N. Main Street Jacksonville
(Just south of Yuhle on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............. :94SA.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
Disclpleship Training........... 6:P.M.
Evening Worship ............... :00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service .....7:00P.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road (cnu frm Sadln r Rd.)
904-261-4815 (church offle)
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Baptist Church. The
church hall, right above,
is named in her honor.
Sunday morning worship
is held at 10:30 a.m.,
with Sunday school at 9
a.m. Call 261-5548.
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Dr. John C. iitinder, Pastor
917 South 8th StreI andila Beach, FL
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Youth Ire.kawy 9:458 In Youth Coder
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Wedn ldy Midwaek auppn (AugrMly). 6:15. 6 :30
at the Beach
Sunday 11:15 am
Wechdsda/-Bible Study-7:00 pm
Pastor David Cubbedge
'312 5.8th. Fernandina Beoch,FL 32034
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EMMA DELANEY DAY
Worship this week
at the place of your choice
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Senior Pastor' Rev. Michael S. Bowen
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10'30 am
Sunday School 9'15am
Friday 6'45 9'00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p m Swrvice 6:00 p m.
Wednesday Service 7'00 p m
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
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They bring the un
I IEATI IIERA. PERRY
Celeblration Party Rental
prI sident David Menz is
(Lxcit(ed about opening his
Yulee location two months
"I link it's important to
keep revI' 'I'en in the local
economyy andll employ people
front Ilhe area who under-
stand Ihe needs in the conm-
Atl'(r liivi ing i Fernandina
Beach for 10 years and
watching the Yulee commu-
nily grow. Menz felt led to
open a second location there.
Menz started his compa-
In in Jacksonville in 1999.
"We have gown our busi-
ness from 10 inflatables to
over 250 inflatables. I grew
up in a small town and while
we are the largest inflatable
rental business in Northeast
Florida, we still maintain
small-lown customers serv-
lPa;liers c'an) ent inflat-
able bounce houses, water
slides, ob(-lacle courses, car-
nival games and concession
machines for cotton candy,
sno cones and hot clogs,
"We not only rent inflata-
bles to homeowners, we do a
lot of fundraiser events, car-
nivals and pay to play for
schools and churches," said
The company is actively
involved in community serv-
ice, supporting the American
Cancer Society, the Nassau
Civitan Club and partnering
with Fernandina Beach
Parks and Recreation
Department to supply inflata-
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"Come in and see how we can serve your party
needs," says Victor Krowiarz, manager of Celebration
bles for Family Fun Day in
Celebration Party Rentals
is located at 474372 E. State
Road 200 next to Peacock
Electric. Office hours are 8
"But we have extended
delivery hours to meet every-
one's party needs," said
Bounce houses measur-
ing 13- by 13-feet are avail-
able for carry-out rental.
"We give you everything
you need tarps, bounce
house, stakes and the blow-
er," said Krowiarz. "And right
now these are on special."
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enthusiasts have a hidden
treasure in Yulee called the
John Muir and David Yulee
A 485-foot-long handicap
accessible boardwalk mean-
ders beneath a leafy canopy
once trod by naturalist and'
Sierra Club founder John
It was October 1867 when
Muir passed through the area,
walking along the berm of
David Yulee's first cross-state
railroad. In his book A
Thousand Mile Walk to the
Gulf, Muir describes the vari-.
ous plants and animals he
encountered in Yulee on his
journey from Indianapolis to
Today's amblers will find
signs along their pathway
identifying the foliage, birds
and animals that call the park
home, and providing informa-
tion on Muir and about David
Yulee's Florida Rail Road Co.
Four covered observation
areas invite visitors to relax
amid the natural beauty of the
park that was opened in
August 2007. Restrooms are a
The park was built on land
acquired from the Flood fami-
ly as well as a portion of land
donated by Rayonier.
Funds for the park came
from a fine levied against the
county by the Department of
Environmental Protection in
1992 for West Nassau Landfill
"It's nice to think that a fine
for an ecological blunder wp1t
into creating something hlke,-
this," said Yulee Histonc"
Council, Inc. member Dr.
Founded in 1998, the
council was a driving force
behind the creation of the
President Emeritus Mary
Lou Tucker still hopes to open
the David Yulee Museum on
the site to offer visitors a
glimpse of life in north Florida
from the 1800s to .the 1900s.
The council is actively seeking
artifacts, pictures and docu-
ments for the museum.
"We need people to come
on board and participate," said
"Mary Lou did a tremen-
dous amount of work on the
park," said council President
Bill Brainard. "And so did
Yulee Historic Council
President Emeritus Mary
Lou Tucker, top right, and
board member Teen
Peterson enjoy the view in
the 5.2-acre John Muir
and David Yulee Ecological
Park. A handicap accessi-
ble wooden boardwalk
meanders through the
park, middle. Signs pro-
vide information, such as
this one about David
Yulee's Florida Rail Road
Co., the first east-west rail-
road in Florida from
Fernandina to Cedar Key
in 1861, which came
through the park site.
IFATHitR A. PIRRY
The park is adjacent to the
Yulee post office on A1A. For
information on the Yulee
Historic Council contact
Brainard at 415-7513.
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FRIDAY. May 13.2011/News-Leader
Academy at First Baptist
Church, 16(X) S. Eighth St., is
accepting applications for chil-
dren entering 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 Principal Gwen Milam at
491-5664 or (478) 396-4829.
The Amelia Arts Academy,
516 South 10th St., is accept-
ing earlylegistrations for its
summer arts camps and teen
workshops. Space limited.
The programs offer high-qual-
ity performing and visual arts
education, no registration fees
and lots of fun. For informa-
tion or to register, visit
call 277-1225 or email informa-
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 discover the
power they have to change
the world around them. For
more information, call the
office of Faith Christian
Academy at 321-2137, or visit
www.fcaangels.com to down-
load the camp registration
Amelia Island Montessori
School Summer Camps 2011
have limited spaces available
for the following June and July
programs: Toddler (18
months to 3 years), Primary
(ages 3-5), and a special
Mommy & Me for 18 months
to 3 years. These camps will
be based on the Montessori
method, which has been edu-
cating lifelong learners and
innovators for over a century.
The school's specialty camps
include Etiquette and Social
Skills, Italian, Sewing,
Literature, Cooking for Kids,
Drama, Backpacking 101 and
Camping. Individual tutoring
services for children in grades
1-5 can also be arranged. For
registration forms visit
sori.com or call 261-6610.
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 infor-
mation contact Annette Perry
at 277-7342, ext. 226.
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 Babysittei at the
Nassau County Extension
Office in Callahan June 14 and
16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and June 15
9 a.m.-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 registration,
contact Amanda Thien,
Nassau County Extension
agent, 4-H Youth Develop-
ment, at (904) 879-1019.
Miss Kate's Pre Kwill offer
Summer Camp for children
ages 4-5 and Summer VPK for
eligible children who did not
attend a VPK program during
the current school year. Pro-
gram hours will be 8 a.m.-3:30
p.m. Monday through Friday,
June 16 to Aug. 12. Total
group enrollment is limited to
12 children. Camp children
can attend half-day or full day.
VPK students: no charge.
Camp children: $45/week for
half-day; $65/week for full day.
Contact Miss Kate at mis-
Miss Kate's Pre K, 1303
Jasmine St., is now registering
children for the 2011/12
school year. Programs offered
are preschool for 3-year-olds
and VPK for 4-year-olds and
after-care until 5:30 p.m. In
addition, after-care for chil-
dren in kindergarten, first and
second grades is available. To
register contact Miss Kate at
Have you always wondered
what it would be like to travel
through time? Join the Amelia
Island Museum of History for
an unforgettable journey start-
ing in the year 1791 and mak-
ing a final voyage to the year
1900. Along the way campers
will encounter pirates, sol-
diers, fishermen and a
Victorian Lady. Camp is July
11-15, 9 a.m.-noon for children
entering 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. For
information contact Liz Norris
at 261-7378, ext. 100 or
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.-noon at
the museum, 233 S. Third St.,
Fernandina Beach. Space is
limited to 15. For information
contact Liz Norris at 261-7378,
ext. 100 or liz@ameliamuse-
The Nature Center at
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
is offering a nature camp July
18-22 for ages 8-11, from 8:30
a.m.-4 p.m., daily, including
trips to the Okefenokee
swamp and the Georgia Sea
Turtle.Center. Cost is $350 for
the week or $85 per day,
including lunch. To reserve a
spot call 321-5082. Space is
Step by Step Learning
Centers are registering for the
summer and fall VPK classes.
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 program is offered
free for all students.
A summer camp is also
offered at both schools, and
will begin after the regular
school year. Call 261-6030.
Amelia Island Parent
Cooperative Preschool is reg-
istering for 2011 summer
camps for ages 3-5. Each
camp is two weeks, Monday
through Friday from 9 a.m.-1
p.m., limit six per camp.
Session 1 is June 20-July 1;
Session 2 is July 11-July 22;
and Session 3 is July 25-Aug.
5. Cost is $175 per session.
Each session will have a dif-
ferent theme. Call 261-1161 or
AIPC also is registering for
fall 2011 classes for 2- and 3-
attend Tuesday and Thursday,
9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $125 a
month. Three-year-olds attend
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.,
for $175 a month. Call 261-
1161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kinderstudios is offering
performing arts summer
camps, including drawing/
painting/set design, song and
dance and theater/drama
games. Camps are 9 a.m.-3
p.m. and conclude with a per-
formance each Friday.
Dates are July 4-8 Mary
Poppins the musical; July 11-
15-The Wizard of Oz the
musical; July 18-22 Annie the
musical; and July 25- 29 The
Sound of Music the musical.
Limit 15 per class, with three
classes per camp: ages 4-6, 7-9
and 10-12. Pick up registration
forms at the studio. Cost is
$150 per week or $500 for all
four weeks, with 20 percent
discount for siblings. Lunch
not provided. Payment dead-
line is May 27. Call 415-0954.
SICHO iii i
The third grade class
of Lori Rose at Emma
Elementary enjoyed a
recently and was privi-
leged to have two
Charlotte Fries, left,
They encountered the
tree at left on their
walk from Sea Camp
towards the dunes
and the beach.
Students at the Jack and Jill Preschool at First Baptist Church of Fernandina-Beach dressed for Wacky
Wedhesdyhf fecenitly,'abo6e. The childr6'i're from three to five years old.
Yulee Optimist scholar
Haley Hallmark, who is attending the University of
Central Florida in Orlando, is the Yulee Optimist
Club scholarship award recipient for 2011. Above,
Ron Noble, club president, presents Hallmark with a
North Campus awards
for 13 Nassau students
SThirteen Nassau County Beach. Diane Elliott, Yulee;
FSCJ students were recognized Christina Calvin, Bryceville;
at the North Campus awards Raymond Mooney and Shari
ceremony and reception on Bickford, both of Hilliard; and
Thursday, April 14. Mindy Edwards, Fernandina
Of the 109 students nomi- Beach, were also selected for
nated for Who's Who in Who'sWho.
American Universities and Kristen Parker, SGA
Colleges at FSCJ, 11 Nassau President of the Nassau
County students, six from the, Center, also received the
Betty P Cook Nassau Center, Outstanding Nassau Center
were selected. Students must Student Award. Jessica
have a grade point average of Williams, Callahan, and
2.50, have earned a minimum of Daneisha Walker, Hilliard,
24 credits and be involved in received awards for Excellence
leadership activities at the col- in Elementary Statistics.
lege and in their community to Academic Achievement in the
be eligible for this award. Sophomore Dental Hygiene
The Nassau Center students Class was awarded to Mindy
selected are: Richard Dwinell, Edwards, Fernandina Beach.
Yulee; Kristen Mandrick, Shari Bickford was the recipient
Kristen Parker, Miranda ,B. of the Outstanding Leadership
Ashe, Symone Stewart and in the Sophomore Dental
Ashley Wheeler, Fernandina Hygiene Class Award.
Registration is open for the Summer
Term B Session classes at the Betty P
Cook Nassau Center. Classes for B Term
begin on June 6.
Classes offered include: Art Apprecia-
tion ARH1000, Composition ENC0021,
English Composition ENC1101, Writing
Non-Fiction ENC1102, Introduction to
Film ENG1100, Medical Terminology
HSC1531, College Algebra MAC1105,
Basic Mathematics MAT0002,
Elementary Mathematics MAT0024,
Intermediate Algebra MAT1033, Topics
in College Math MGF1106, Music
Fundamental Public Speaking SPC2608,
and Elementary Statistics STA2023. For
information call the Betty P Cook
Nassau Center at 548-4432, or visit
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 academy's begin-
ning band for children in the fourth and
fifth grades, followed by The Beech
Street Blues Band. Bring your own
chairs or blankets, favorite beverage and
dancing shoes. Dinner will be available
for purchase. Tickets are $10 for adults
and free for children. Reserve in
advance at www.AmeliaArtsAcademy.org
or by calling the academy at 277-1225.
Members of the community interest-
ed in the prevention and elimination of
underage drinking and other drug use
within Nassau County are invited to
attend this month's Nassau Alcohol,
Crime and.Drug Abatement Coalition
(NACDAC) meeting on May 17 at 4 p.m.
NACDAC is a nonprofit coalition cre-
ated to support and encourage drug-free
lifestyles for the youth of Nassau County.
It meets the third Tuesday of every
month at 4 p.m. at the County Building
at 86026 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee. For
information visit www.nacdac.org or call
Susan Woodford at 261-5714, ext. 2616.
Students at West Nassau High School
are starring in a musical of Broadway
tunes. Performances are on May 19 at
1:30 p.m. for $3 ($2 in advance), May 21
at 7 p.m. and May 22 at 2 p.m. for $5 ($4
in advance). Tickets are available in
advance at the WNHS front desk or at
the door. All are welcome.
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 p.m.
Students ages 11-18 are invited to par-
ticipate. Those wishing to be on the vol-
unteer 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 attorney, see
Coordinator Charles Griffin, who
assigns the rotating positions.
Volunteers need to arrive between 5:30
and 6 p.m. For information call Griffin at
Free plane rides
Free airplane rides for ages 8 through
17 will be offered May 21 from 9 a.m.-2
p.m. at the Fernandina Beach Municipal
Airport, sponsored by Chapter 943 of the
Experimental Aircraft Association. All
participants must be accompanied by a
parent or guardian. Call Gary Grimsley -
at 277-2836 for information.
Bring your child and get inspired by
the talented musicians brought in by the
Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival.
The following events are family-
friendly and free: Saturday, May 21, 11
a.m. at the historic Nassau County
Courthouse in Fernandina Beach, the
McDuffie Center Showcase with young
artists and faculty from Mercer
University; Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m.,
Splendor in the Brass with Air National
Guard Band of the South at the Amelia
Park pavilion; Wednesday, June 8 at 11
a.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave., family con-
cert, meet "eighth blackbird." For more
information visit www.ameliaartsacade-
my.org, call 277-1225 or email informa-
FRIDAY, MAY 13.2011
NEWS-LEADER/FERNANDINA BEACH. FO()RIDA
HORNETS READY TO SWARM
PHOTOS BY BET l JONES/NEWS-LEADER
The Yulee High School football team was in action Wednesday as the Hornets prepare for the spring jamboree May 26 at West Nassau High School Yulee will play Bolles and
Fernandina Beach. Casey Hodges keeps his eye on the ball as he tries to reel in a pass, above left. A player, above right, takes down a teammate during a tackling drill. Timmy
Roszell, below left, logged time at quarterback. Gunnar Cox, below center, leaps for a reception. A Hornet running back, below right, carries the ball.
Jon Shepard, above left, concentrates on the catch. A potential quarterback, above center, aims for the target as he prepares to throw a pass. Roszell's pass finds the waiting
hands of a receiver, above right. Derrick "Shocka" Henry, the state's 2A player of the year, below left, is preparing for his junior season with Yulee. Breone Albertie prepares to
throw a pass, below right
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FRIDAY. MAY 13.2011 SPORTS News-Leader
The McArthur Family YMCA is offering a
summer youth basketball league. Practices
are Mondays or Tuesdays after 5 p.m. with
games Thursdays or Fridays, depending on
age group. Season runs from June 6 to Aug.
5. Each participant will receive a basketball
jersey and an award at the end of the season.
Register through May 21. Fees are $50 for
members and $100 for non-members. Play
open to children ages of 4-14 (as of Aug. 1).
Visit www.firstcoastymca.org or call 261-1080.
Yoga. historic ketour
Y Yoga is hosting a yoga stretch session
coupled with a historic bike tour of downtown
Femandina Beach May 28 at 9:30 a.m., start-
ing from Main Beach. Snacks and water will
be provided. Cost is $15. Call Y Yoga at 415-
9642 for reservations and information.
Y Yoga is celebrating eight years with an
open house at its studio at Gateway to Amelia
(Amelia Island Parkway and A1A) on May 20
from 5:30-7 p.m.
Appetizers, beverages and drawings for
free yoga classes.Meet the staff. The event is
free and open to the public. Call 415-9642.
Ultramaram on runner to speak
Ultramarathon runner Chris Twiggs will be
the guest speaker at the Amelia Island
Runners club's next group social May 17.
Members and non-members are invited.
Twiggs, who lives in Femandina Beach,
ran his first marathon in 1994 at Walt Disney
World. Since then, he has rarely stopped
moving. He is the youngest of the approxi-
mately 100 streakerss" at. Disney those
who have run all 17 marathons. He is a board
member of 26.2 with Donna, the National
Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer; and is the
only Floridian to finish the Hardrock 100-Mile
Endurance Run 6 times. He'started marathon
training programs in Greenville, S.C., Daytona
Beach and Jacksonville. As National Program
Director for Jeff Galloway's Training
Programs, Twiggs coordinates programs in 90
cities and five countries.
Social hour for the event will start at 6:30
p.m. May 17 at O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St. in Fernandina Beach.
Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by the club,
with a cash bar available. Twiggs will speak at
7:30 p.m. Non-members are invited to attend
and get to know more about your local run-
ning club. Admission is free, but RSVP before
May 15 to email@example.com or call 321-
0647. The event will include a silent auction
with three Carolyn Anderson lithographs of
scenes from great urban road races, including
the Peachtree in Atlanta. Proceeds benefit
AIR's high school scholarship program.
3on-3 hoops touramnt
A 3-on-3 Basketball Toumarrilant hosted by'
Faith Christian Academy will be held June 4-5
at the McArthur Family YMCA in Fernandina
Beach. 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 Gatekeepers of De-
stiny Foundation that provides scholarships
for qualified students who wish to attend Faith
Christian Academy. Register a team at www.
fcaangels.org or contact Joy at 321-2137.
Amelia Island Runners and Road Runner
Club of America will join Weight Watchers on
Walk It Day, at Fort Clinch State Park to bene-
fit the Warrior Vacations program.
Weight Watchers Walk-It Day is scheduled
for May 22 at Fort Clinch State Park at 8 a.m.
Partnering with the Road Runners Club of
America, this event is hosted by the Amelia
Island Runners for the second year in a row to
highlight walking as a great way to get mov-
ing, bum calories and tone muscle while rais-
ing money for a great cause.
Net proceeds from the event will go to
Warrior Vacations. The non-profit organization
provides military men or women returning
home from deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan,
and their families, the opportunity to recon-
nect with a four- to seven-day vacation on
Amelia Island. Donated vacation homes,
Morgan RV campsites, private condominiums
.. and hotels are matched to families; Warrior
Vacations is about to host its 300th family.
Participating in this Weight Watchers 5k
will be vacationing family, Capt. Mark
DeSouza and his wife from Spartanburg, S.C.
DeSouza has served nearly four of the past
six years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only is
the family excited to participate in this emo-
tional fund raiser, but they are looking forward
to pushing their young son's stroller along the
route. Fee is $20 today and $25 thereafter.
The Fernandina Beach Great Strides walk
to benefit Cystic Fibrosis will take place at 9
a.m. May21 at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601
Atlantic Ave. Lunch will be provided.
Check-in time begins at 8 a.m. and the
walk distance is 10K (6.2 miles). Routes are
suitable for walking, running, strollers, wag-
ons, bicycles, scooters and four-legged
friends. A Kid's Comer at each walk location
provides activities, foods and festivities.
Register at www.cff.org. Everyone who raises
$100 receives a T-shirt. Call (904) 733-3560.
The 2011 Ed Gaw Amelia Island Open
Water Challenge will be May 28 in Femandina
Beach. The.race starts at 8:30 a.m. Junior
swimmers launch five minutes prior to mas-
ters swimmers. Entry is $30 before May 20;
$40 after May 21. Everyone pre-registered
receives a T-shirt, swim cap and other items.
Deck entries receive a T-shirt if available.
Field is limited to 300 swimmers. Awards
go to the overall top three male and female
finishers and top finisher in each age group.
All swimmers must be registered with U.S.
Masters Swimming or USA Swimming
($19/$15 on-deck registration). The one-mile
event starts at the Jasmine Street beach
access, The 5K start is at the Simmons Road
access. Check-in and race finish are at Main
* Beach. Call Scott Mikelson at 277-7350.
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 go up July 1. Register at www.league-
lineup.com/fbpwa or in person from 10 a.m.
to noon Saturdays at the field house. Contact
Chrisie McNulty Oliver at 277-9660.
Shrimp Fest Shoot
Amelia Shotgun Sports will host a Shrimp
Fest Shoot May 22. Register for the morning
shoot from 8-9:55 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m.
for the afternoon shoot. Call 548-9818 or
Hoop ItUp tourneyune U
The American Legion Post 174 will host an
pdult three-on-three Hoop It Up Toumament
June 11 at the Pdck Gym in Fernandina
Beach. Team entry is $150 for the first 12
teams to register by May 20. Team shirts are
included. First team to 15 wins, half-court
games. Games begin at 9 a.m. Prizes will be
awarded. Contact Mhry Ann at (904) 643-
2531 or email malexander911 @msn.com.
Liberty Run May28
The second annual Vida Race Series
"Liberty Run" 10K/5K will take place at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation May 28, the
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.
Participants can race, run or walk through
the 10K or 5K courses, which have been
designed to mpander through the beautiful
tree-canopied resort, shaded almost entirely
from the sun. Additionally, a one-mile fun
South run will be held immediately after the
10K and 5K are finished, so moms, dads and
other grown-ups can encourage their pint-size
junior family members to join in the fun.
The courses will begin and end at the
Racquet Park parking lot next to the
Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast
Highway The 10K and 5K begin at 8 a.m.
Youth fun .run begins at 9 a.m. Awards will be
given to the top two male and female winners;
in each age category. All kids in the one-mile
run will get an award for finishing.
Pre-register by mail (visit AmelialslandRun
ners.com); in person (forms available at the
Health and Fitness Center); or register directly
online at Active.com. Cost is $25 per adult;
$15 per child (12 and under). Save $5 and
pre-register before May 14. Call 277-5193.
Murphy's crowned new Queen of Tees
GOLF NEWS .
On a beautiful Monday
morning, eight ladies of the
Fernandina Beach Women's
Golf Association played to see
who would become the new
Queen of Tees.
Playing in the event at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club
were Mary Ann Schroeder,
Jeannette Cayouette, Sue
Lopiano, Sue Simpson,
JaVene Lamb, Jean Taylor,
Lettie Laurent and B.J.
Playing the west course,
one lady was eliminated on
each hole until there was a
winner. Murphy won the
event on the eighth hole and
Cayouette was runner-up.
Several lady golfers fol-
lowed the event, some walk-
ing and some in golf carts.
The event was followed by a
delicious brunch and the
coronation of the new queen.
Murphy will reign as
Queen of Tees for the next
The ladies of the Fernan-
dina Beach Women's Golf
league played a game of low
gross, low net Tuesday.
Winning low gross for the
A flight was Linda Scott with
82. First low net went to B.J.
Murphy with a 73 and two
tied for second low net with
77, Shirley McKain and Sue
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Competing for the title of Queen of Tees Monday at the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club, above, were, back row
from left, Lettie Laurent, Queen BJ. Murphy, Mary Ann
Schroeder, Jeannette Cayouette, Sue Simpson; front row,
Jean Taylor, JaVene Lamb and Sue Simpson. Murphy
with her crown, below right. Murphy witi.pio Mike
Cooper and outgoing Queen Robin Ritchey, below left.
The B flight low gross win- The C flight low gross win-
ner was Samantha Havourd ner was Carol Minogue with
with 97. Winning first low net 102. The first low net winner
was Renee Pimsner with a 69 was Joyce Tonti with 71 and
and Nancy Inboden won sec- second low net was Lettie
ond low net with 71. Laurent with 74.
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Hundred play in Taylor tourney
1 One hundred golfers met
on April 25 at the Amelia
River Golf Club for the 10th
,e annual Roy C. Taylor, Jr.
Memorial Golf Tournament.
Taylor was a member of
the board of Keep Florida
Beautiful, served two terms
as senior warden at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, was very
and, along with his wife Sally,
a board member, was an
active member of the Amelia
Island Museum of History
PHOTOS BY CHERIEBILLINGS/SPECIAL and Micah's Place.
The 10th annual Roy C. Taylor Jr. Memorial Golf Women's first-place win-
Tournament was held April 25 at Amelia River Golf ners were M.J. Spitzer, Lois
Club. Women's first-place winners, flanked by golf pro Kroll, Carol Blum and Lynn
Jason Stokes, left, and General Manager Ed Tucker McClurg. Men's first-place
included, from left, M. J. Spitzer, Lois Kroll, Carol Blum winners were Vern Cain, Ron
and Lynn McClurg. Krogh, Derek DiStefano and
Friends and family joined
: "the golfers after play for a
cookout and silent auction
consisting of items donated
by local businesses and
friends of the Republican
Party. Cash prizes were pre-
sented to the winners and-raf-
"Thanks to the support of
:- the community and our mem-
'. bears, this tournament was our
most successful ever," said
Cherie Billings, tournament
Stokes and Tucker are pictured with men's winners, director and chairman of the
from left, Vern Cain, Ron Krogh, Derek DiStefano and Republican Party of Nassau
Joe Bresette. County.
FRIDAY. MAY 13,2011 SPORTS Ncws-Lcadcr
Al Sitnick, Capt Danny Flynn and Brad Ecklof, above from left, enjoyed a great day of cobia fishing at the St Marys shipping chan-
nel. Also pictured is the fiberglass shrimp sculpture located at the Fernandina Harbor Marina that was auctioned off to benefit
Micah's Place, a domestic violence shelter. Brendan Manning, left, experienced a black drum encounter he will remember for
many years to come when he hooked and battled this 77-pound black drum from the family dock and kayak.
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leisure time on our family
dock, I happened to look in
the shallow portion of the
Amelia River and spotted a
huge black drum," Brendan
Manning said. "I just hap-
pened to have my redfish rod
and reel nearby and cast a led
head jig rigged with a. molten-
colored Berkley Gulp shad
the big drum."
Hooking such a large fish
from a dock often presents
including a deep, wide river
and dock pilings.
"After setting the hook
firmly that big drum ran
straight for Dan McCranie's
dock, soon wrapping the 30-
pound braidkh ,I Ililng line
around a nearby piling,"
Manning said. "I instantly
opened the bale of my spin-
ning reel and jumped in my
kayak. I was able to untangle
the fishing line and then the
big drum headed for deep
water. Iwas forced to follow
that big drum while paddling
as fast as I could go."
A lengthy battle raged in
the deep channel water of the
Amelia River; then suddenly
Manning's drum headed back
for the dock pilings. After
More dock piling encounters,
the big drum was beached
and hauled up onto the
Mannings' dock. This is no
Al Sitnick was the highest
bidder for Capt. Danny
Flynn's fishing charter during
the silent auction portion of
Ryan Conner's backwater
tournament that benefited
Autism. Sitnick's high bid was
rewarded with a cobia
encounter of a lifetime while
fishing aboard Flynn's char-
ter boat and with fellow fish-
erman Brad Ecklof.
"We found several free
swimming cobia holding
close to the St. Marys ship-
ping channel and also in near-
by pogy pods as well," Flynn
said. "It was a crazy day of
cobia fishing;.one big cobia
turned down our swim bait,
then suddenly charged the
bait simply out of nowhere
cobia to 50
ON THE releasing
WATER seven and
TERRY their limit of
this weekend includes cobia
fishing in the St.'Marys ship-
ping channel and around
nearby pogy pods. Look for
the last of the flood tide to
provide clear water conditions
for spotting cobia swimming
close channel buoys and pogy
pods. Large plastic swim baits
that imitate pogies and live
pogies fished under a "pop-
ping" float are both deadly
Pompano and whiting con-
tinue to highlight surf fishing
during the high flood and
falling tide while fishing with
fresh shrimp, those hard-to-
find sand fleas and pieces of
Backwater fishermen will
find an excellent high falling
tide Saturday morning with a
low tide arriving at the mouth
of the Amelia River at 12:23
p.m. Begin your morning of
redfish working noisy topwa-
ter plugs over flooded oyster-:
bars, the mouths of small
feeder creeks and marsh
points. After the tide begins
to run hard, work a 1/8-ounce
jig and live shrimp combo
slowly along the bottom.
The News-Leader encour-
ages local anglers to submit
photographs of their catches,
which will be published in this
space on Fridays. Email photos
to bjones@fbnewsleader com,
mail them to PO. Box 766,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
or drop'them by the News-
Leader office at 511 Ash St. in
Fernandina Beach. Call Beth
Jones at 261-3696.
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Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
Register through June 3
at the Atlantic Center for
men's summer basketball-
league, 12-game season and
tournament with games on
Monday and Thursday nights.
Teams must have matching
colors. Fee is $400 and due
June 3. Call Jay at 277-7350,
ext. 2013, or email jrobert-
Saturday night co-ed
one-pitch softball tournament
is May 14 at the Ybor Alvarez
fields. Games start at 6 p.m.,
USSSA rules, 40-minute time
limit on all games, 6-to-4
male-to-female ratio (or 7-to-
5), three-home run limit.
Teams must supply their own
12-inch Classic M softballs
and 11-inch Classic W soft-
balls (available for purchase).
Prizes for first-third place. Fee
is $175 ($25 extra if not regis-
tered with USSSA). First eight
teams to register by today.
Call Jason at 277-7256, email
jbrown@ fbfl.org for informa-
Register through May 24
at the Atlantic Avenue Recrea-
tion Center for a summer'
men's softball league. USSSA
rules apply with an eight-
game regular season and
tournament. Games are
played Monday nights at the
Ybor Alvarez softball fields on
Bailey Road. Team fee is \
$315 and due May 24. A $25i
late charge will be added to
team fees re-ceived after May
24. No fees accepted after
May 25. Mandatory captain's
meeting is slated for 6:30 p.m.
May 26. Season begins June
7. For information, call Jason
at 277-7256, email jbrown@
fbfl.org or visit www.league-
Register through May 24
at the Atlantic Center for a
women's league. Fee is is
also $315 and due May 24.
Mandatory captain's meeting
is at 6:30 p.m. May 26 and the
season begins June 7.
OUT AND ABOUT
FRIDAY, MAY 13.2011
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA
KYLE PETTY RIDE M Beach. will be open to
the community for
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Healthy Kids Day. a
Across America. a motorcycle ride free family event May
for charity, will arrive at The Amelia 14 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hotel at the Beach today. Petty, a Enjoy family zumba.
former NASCAR Sprint Cup driver swimming, karate.
and the Charity Ride founder, is summer program reg-
leading a field of more than 175 rid- istration booths, dance performanc-
ers from Lake es, obstacle courses, a rock climbing
Placid, N.Y. to wall, free lunch and more. Bring a
Amelia Island. friend or neighbor. Call 261-1080.
They will drive
over the Shave FLORIDA SHIPWRECKS
Bridge, travel through downtown, The Amelia Island Museum of
- to thebeach, finally arriving at the History invites the public to its next
hotel. 3rd Friday on 3rd Street on May 20
A cocktail reception with Petty at 6 p.m. featuring Sarah Miller of
and his riders will be held from 6-8 the Florida Public Archaeology
p.m. at Amelia Dream Cars, 232 S. Network presenting: A Florida
Eighth St. Cost is a $50 donation Shipwreck through Time. Based on
per person, including cocktails, the book Shipwreck Leap through
light snacks and a brief live auction. Time, this talk
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Dream Cars. Call 877-263-5428 for shipwreck -
information. Follow the ride on face- from ship construction to underwa-
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,ter.com/kylepetty. expanding known submerged
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Island Chamber Music Festival May 27.
Quintet a festival highlight
A highlight of the 10th season of the Amelia Clive Greensmith (cello), The Tokyo has col-
Island Chamber Music Festival laborated with a remarkable array of artists
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with a prayer and ribbon cut- 11a.m.-noon. photo
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FRIDAY. MAY 13.2011 LEISURE News-Leader
OUT AND ABOUT
Dance Club will hold a
dance May 14 from 7:30-11
p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Woman's Club, 201
Jean Lafitte Blvd. The theme
is "Island Beach Getaway
Party" and dress is casual
resort. Guest memberships
are $40 per couple if you
RSVP in advance, or $45 per
couple at the door. Enjoy
music by Harry and Sally.
BYOB.and setups and table
snacks will be provided.
RSVP to Margaret at 261-
9717 or Judy at 261-3035.
A benefit fundraiser for
Ricky McDonald, formerly
of Dillinger, will be held at
Tucker's Hwy 17 in Yulee on
May 15 from 2 p.m. until
close. Enjoy dinner, food, a
50/50 raffle, fun and entertain-
ment by Dillinger SOB
(Southern Outlaw Band), Park
Street Band, Slow Poke Band
and Woody Mills. Also
appearing will be members of
Cottonmouth and Laney
Strickland's Dixie Union.
Dinners are $10. Relax &
Ride will offer free rides to and
from Femandina Beach with
five or more people riding (call
556-2872). All proceeds will
be collected and distributed
by Margo Walton, McDonald's
daughter, to help with his
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet May 16
at 7 p.m. at the Pig
Barbeque Restaurant, in
Callahan. Jean Mizell will be
the speaker. As always the
public is invited to attend.
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. May 17 at the
Fernandina Beach Police
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,
County Extension director and
horticulture agent, will discuss
general landscaping and
define general plants, shrubs
and trees best for Northeast
Florida. Members are encour-
aged 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-
Family Fun Day will be
held May 21 from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. in Central Park, cour-
tesy of the Fernandina Beach
Parks and Recreation
Department and Celebration
Party Rental. Enjoy free inflat-
able slides, games and
jumpers and an interactive
carnival to test your skills.
Tasty treats will be available
for purchase, including ham-
burgers, hot dogs, cotton
candy, sno-cones, boiled
peanuts, popcorn, cold drinks
Contact Jay Robertson,
recreation manager, at 277-
7350, ext. 2013 or jrobert-
son @fbfl.org, or visit
www.fbfl.us or www.celebra-
RAIN will host the sec-
ond annul "Ridin' For RAIN"
motorcycle run on May 21.
Enjoy an escorted ride
through Nassau County,
beginning at noon at Nassau
Power Sports at the corner of
A1A and Miner Road in Yulee
and ending at Cotton Eyed
Joe's at the foot of the Shave
Bridge. Registration starts at
10:30 a.m. Cost is a $25
donation per bike, and $5 for
additional rider and includes a
shirt, hat and barbecue lunch.
Cotton Eyed Joe's will provide
a DJ and beer specials. Non-
riders may enjoy food and fun
for $10. Rain date is June 18.
For information call (904) 879-
5861 or e-mail rainhu-
benefit RAIN's outreach pro-
Join fellow car enthusi-
asts for coffee and conver-
sation May 21 from 9-11
a;m. at Starbucks, 1460
Sadler Road. For information
contact Harvey at 583-8649.
Cats Angels will hold a
yard sale on May 21 from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. at 709 S. Eighth
St. Come early for the best
selection of household items
and decorations, furniture,
Sappliances and used books.
This will be the last yard sale
until fall and there will be lots
of bargains. Cats Angels recy-
cles aluminum cans save
and bring them with you for
the recycle bin. Cats Angels, a
nonprofit 501 (c)3 charity
organization, relies solely on
donations, grants and
fundraising events to support
its programs. .
The Town of Callahan
will host its Centennial'
Celebration on May 21 from
4-10 p.m. US 1 will be closed
to traffic and open for fun,
including a variety of chil-.
dren's games, adults' games,
arts and crafts, live music, car
.shows, log pulls, food, a
parade and fireworks finale. A
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Enjoy 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.
The Les DeMerle Amelia Island Jazz
Festival will hold its first volunteer meet-
ing of the year on May 17 at 7 p.m at
Bums Hall of St. Peter's Episcopal
Church. 801 AtlanticAve., Fernandina
Beach All current volunteers are
encouraged to attend, and any new vol-
unteers are welcome as well.
Volunteers and the festival's board of
directors will discuss plans for this
year's exciting festival, which will take
place Oct. 2-9. Come support jazz in
our community and be a part of the fun
Prior to the volunteer meeting, commit-
tee chairpersons will meet at 6 p m.,
also at St. Peter's. For information con-
tact the festival hotline at (904) 504-
Taste ofthe Blues
Free monthly concerts will be held
from 7:30-10 p.m. at Cafe Kanbo, 27 N.
Third St., leading up to the Amelia
Island Blues Festival Sept. 16 and 17
Preview concerts will be held May 19.
June 16, July 14, Aug 18 and Sept. 8
For information visit www.amelials-
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
Femandina Beach are $50, including a
The festival will be held May 20-June
19. Tickets for all concerts may be pur-
chased at www.aicmf.com or by calling
et Freedom Ring
ARIAS (Amelia Residents in Action
for the Symphony) presents its annual
Memorial Day weekend "Let Freedom
Ring" concert, featuring the entire
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, on
May 26 at First Baptist Church on South
Eighth Street. Doors will open at 7 p m.
and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets
are $15 and available at The Book Loft;
beauty pageant will be held
May 20 at 7 p.m. at West
Nassau High School.
Sponsorships are available at
many levels. For information
contact Mayor Shirley .
Graham at (904) 879-4116.
The sixth annual
Memorial Day Ride to bene-
fit Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will be
held May 30, departing at 9
a.m. from Magna's Salon,
103 Centre St., for a scenic
two-hour ride to lunch. Light
breakfast is provided. Cost is
$25 per motorcycle. Non-rid-
ers welcome. Magna's would
be happy to accept donated
items/gifts for the silent auc-
tion. For information or to reg-
ister call 321-0404, email
Join Cats Angels on
June 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
at an Open House to cele-
brate its 10-year anniver-
sary. There will be-refresh-
ments along with stories and
pictures to share. Also visit
with the cats in the Adoption
Center. The celebration will be
held at the Cats Angels Thrift
Store/Adoption Center, 709 S.
Eighth St. Since 2001, Cats
Angels has been offering a
low cost spay/neuter, vaccina-
tion and adoption'program to
Nassau County and over
12,500 cats have been
The 2nd Annual Historic
American Beach Bid Whist
Tournament is June 18 from
2-6:30 p.m. at the American
Beach Community Center,
1600 Julia St., American
Beach. Registration fee is
$15 per person and pre-regis-
tration is suggested. Play
begins promptly at 2 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded to the
top three winning teams. Fried
fish and shrimp dinners by
Chef Ron will be available for
purchase. Learn to play in Bid
Whist 101 ($5 donation).
For information call 310-
6696, email amer-
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
om. Players and non-players
The nonprofit Island Art
Association Is creating a
community mosaic on the
courtyard walls of its Art
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St. Donations for
the ongoing project are
Mapei (brand name)
Ultraflex 2 tile mortar with
Front & Center, Femandina Beach
Municipal Golf Course; Golf Club of
Amelia, the Amelia Island Convention
and Vistors Bureau, and the reception
center of the Omni Resort at Amelia
Island Plantation. Tickets will also be
sold at the door.
The orchestra will play American
lavornes, including several Sousa
marches, and pay special tribute to
those who have served in the military
with the Armed Forces Salute For Infor-
mation or tickets, call Hal Latimer'at
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee. 207 Centre
St. hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7-30-10 p.m. featuring great local
musicians Admission is free and all are
welcome Come enjoy dessert, coffee
Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St., live
music Fnday and Saturday from 6-9
p.m on the patio outside; live music
Sunday outside from 5-8 p m. Call
277-5269. Visit www cafekaribo.com.
Dog Star Tavem
Dog Star Taver, 10 N. Second St.,
Great State tonight- Candy Lee May 14
(early show); John Emil May 19; and
Yonrico Scott (drummer from Derek
Trucks Band) May 20. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook Call 277-8010.
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.,
live music Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead, 2045 South
Flefcher Ave., metal Is back with Antler
Annihilation rocking tonight; Blistur
plays live all night May 20; 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 horizonsameliaisland com.
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton,
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St.,
Frankle's Jazz Jam the first Tuesday of
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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 Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave., Jacksonville
is hosting Undie Sunday, a
clothing drive to collect
new underwear and under-
garments for children and
families in need to benefit
Dignity U Wear, the
nonprofit. On May 15, visitors
who bring a pack of new
underwear will receive 50 per-
cent off one regular admis-
sion. Regular admission is
$10 for adults and $6 for sen-
iors, military and students.
Call (904) 356-6857.
The Florida State College
at Jacksonville Betty P.
Cook Art Gallery presents
"Photography as Art: A
Spiritual Experience," an
exhibit of artwork by students
in the Center for Lifelong
Learning photography class
taught by Richard Olderman,
,through June 10.
The FSCJ Betty P. Cook
Art Gallery is located in Room
B103, 76346 William Burgess
Blvd., Yulee. For information
or directions call 548-4467.
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.
Contact Hamburg at 261-
9229 or dianehamburg@com-
" Calling all artists: The
theme for the next lobby art
show in conjunction with
Theatre's production of
"The Diary of Anne Frank"
is "Hope." The submission
deadline is May 28 and works
will hang in the lobby during
the run of the show from June
9-25. All art must be original,
wired to hang and ready for
display. Submit digital (jpg
files) of up to seven images
to: email@example.com or liz-
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please list
the size and medium.
Selected artists will be notified
of delivery and pick-up dates.
Amelia Community.Theatre is
located at 207 Cedar St. Call
261-6749 for information.
The Island Art
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
will hold free art classes,
led by Susan Sellner, on
May 28 from 10-11 a.m. and
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for
children, and from 1-2:15
p.m. for middle school stu-
dents. All instruction and
materials are provided thanks
to donations from the
Woodcock Foundation of
Jacksonville and the
Plantation Ladies Association,
Amelia Island. Sign up at the
gallery or call 261-7020.
First Coast Community
Bank, a satellite gallery of
the Island Art Association,
is displaying artwork by
Mary Borshard, Walter
Cartetagui, Lynette Holmes,
and Mikolean Longacre, dur-
ing banking hours, until mid
June. The Bank is located at
1750 South 14th St.
Theatre Is reserving a spe-
cial walkway outside the
front entrance to the Main
Stage theatre for commem-
orative bricks that can bear
your name, the name of your
business or whomever you
designate. For a $250 dona-
tion, your brick can honor the
theater's past and be a per-
manent part of its future. For
more Information and details
on specific engraving visit
atre.org or call 261-6749.
Fernandina Little Theatre
closes out Its 19th season
with "Goodbye, Charlie," a
comedy romp by George
Axelrod. Philanderer Charlie
Sorel has been shot by a jeal-
ous husband, fallen out a
porthole and is lost at sea, but
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 Fridays and
Saturday at 8 p.m Call 261-7222.
Larry & The Backtracks perform one
Thursday a month at Kelley's Courtyard
Cafd, 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 tasting the third
Tuesday'at 6 30 p.m with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment; dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7-30 p m.. Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7.30-11 30 p m ,the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8:30 p m.-midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8.30 p.m -12:30 a m Call
261-1000. Visit www.okanes.com.
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
live entertainment most nights. Contact
bill@thepalacesaloon com visit
www.thepalacesaloon cor or call
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., live music every night on
the patio; tonight features the Regi Blue
Band; May 20 features Crescendo
Amelia. Call 310-6904. Visit
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 14; shaggin' in the lounge Sundays
from 4-7 p.m.; Pill Pili in the tiKI bar
Wednesday from 5:30-9 30 p m ; live
music in the bar all weekend. Call 277-
6652. Visit www.slidersseaside.com
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar 3199
South FlItcher Ave., Andy Haney
tonight, Gary Keniston May 14; Gary
Stewart May 15, Andy Haney May 16;
Kent Kirby May 17; DJ Roc May 18;
Larry & The Backtracks May 19; and
Andy Haney May 20. Music is 5-9 p.m
weeknights, 6-10 p.m weekends and 1-
5 p.m. Sunday. Bingo on Mondays and
trivia on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m in the
inside bar Call 261-5711.
suddenly finds himself ,
returned -as a woman! The
cast includes Anneite Rawls
and Steve Rawls, with Amy
Dawkins, Erin DuFault and
Rhys Martin. Final perform-
ances are tonight and May 14
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are avail-
able at The UPS Store in the
Publix shopping center and at
FLT, 1014 Beech St. FLT is a
small, intimate space and
patrons are advised to pur-
chase tickets in advance.
Theatre presents "Address
Unknown" at 8 p.m. tonight
and May 14 in the Studio
- Theatre at 209 Cedar St.
This staged reading, per-
formed by Geoffrey King and
Ron Kurtz, above, is based.9n
the book by Kressman Taylor
and is a series of letters
between two men, beginning
The correspondents are
former business partners.
One is a German Jew living in
San Francisco; the other a
gentile who has returned to
Germany who sees first-hand
the rise of Nazism. Their let-
ters become a classic tale of
friendship, intrigue, betrayal
The theater will open at 7
p.m. and seating will begin at
7:30 p.m. No reservation or
ticket is needed; those attend-
ing may make a donation to a
new sound system for the
main stage theater. For infor-
mation call 261-6749.
Students at West Nassau
High School are starring In
a musical of Broadway
tunes. Performances are on
May 19 at 1:30 p.m. for $3 ($2
Sin advance), May 21 at 7 p.m.
and May 22 at 2 p.m. for $5
($4 in advance). Tickets are .
available in advance at the
WNHS front desk or at the
door. All are welcome.
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-
wise historic pubs and
bars. One ticket will get you
one drink at each establish-
ment and an earful of colorful
tales about the places you
Tickets are $25 per
person (must be 21, must
show ID); tour begins at the
historic train depot in down-
town Fernandina Beach,
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-
FRIDAY. MAY 13.2011 LEISURE News-Leader
The city of Jacksonville
announces an exciting line-
up of performances for the
2011 Jacksonville Jazz
Festival scheduled for
Thursday, May 26 through
Sunday, May 29. Most festi-
val performances and ele-
ments are free and open to
This year's festival will
continue the tradition of
jazz in Jacksonville with a
variety of jazz genres and
featured activities in the
heart of downtown
include Art in the Heart
Downtown, a juried art
show and sale, and the
Wine Down/Brew Town
Tasting Experience featur-
ing a variety of fine wines
and beers. Other activities
include the 'Round
Midnight Jazz Jams (two
nights), Jacksonville Jazz
Generation Next Youth
Talent Competition pre-
sented by Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Florida, a
jazz brunch, a jazz jam-
boree, exhibits and educa-
include the Florida'Theatre
(Thursday, May 26 only);
'Groovin' Stage (Hemming
Plaza); Old Church (corner
of Laura and Monroe
streets); Swingin' Stage,
presented by the
Authority (corner of Main
or Monroe streets); and
the Breezin' Stage (The
Jacksonville Landing court-
On Thursday, May 26
doors open at 6 p.m. and
competition begins at 7
p.m. at The Florida Theatre
(128 E. Forsyth St.) for the
Jazz Piano Competition, a
Jacksonville tradition for
more than 20 years. Five
finalists, chosen by a selec-
tion committee through
"blind" judging, will com-
pete for the honor of this
award. The first-place win-
ner will receive a $2,000
prize and will perform at
the festival May 28 at the
General admission tick-
ets are $10 plus applicable
service charges. Call (904)
355-2787 (ARTS). The
Florida Theatre Box Office
is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,
On Friday, May 27 festi-
val hours are 4-10 p.m.
Music starts at 5 p.m. at
each stage location.
The 'Round Midnight
Jazz Jam hosted by The
Kelly/Scott Quintet featur-
ing Lisa Kelly, JB Scott, Per
Danielsson, Dennis Marks
and Clyde Connor, is 10
p.m.-2 a.m. at the Hyatt
On Saturday, May 28
festival hours are 11 a.m.-
11 p.m. with music begin-
ning at noon at most
stages. The Jacksonville
Jazz Piano Competition
winner will be announced
at noon at the Swingin'
Stage. The 'Round
Midnight Jazz Jam contin-
ues at the Hyatt Regency
from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. hosted
by The Kelly/Scott
On Sunday, May 29 fes-
tival hours are 11 a.m.-8
p.m. with music beginning
"Experience Jazz" VIP
packages and preferred
seating day passes are
available for purchase. Visit
pricing, benefits and sale
Book online at www.vis-
val or call 1-800-733-2668
for a list of area hotels and
a complimentary visitors
guide. The Hyatt Regency
Jacksonville Riverfront is
the official host hotel of the
Jacksonville Jazz Festival.
The Hyatt Regency
Jacksonville Riverfront and
The Omni Jacksonville
Hotel (host hotel) have
special packages available.
(904) 630-3690 or email
ARf Continued from 1B
corn and refreshments in the courtyard and
tours of the center; 1-2 p.m., print media
demonstration with Rhonda Bristol; 2:15-3
p.m., oil painting with Karen McFadyen and
weaving with Lynette Holmes; and 3:15-4 p.m.,
scratch painting with Tony Stobbe
From 4:15-5 p.m. enjoy gallery tours, fol-
lowed by the Second Saturday Artrageous
Artwalk from 5-8 p.m., featuring the Thursday
Painters and the Nouveau Art Show, "Traveled
Visit www.islandart.org or call 261-7020.
. . '0* * *
Fernandina Beach resident and artist,
Wyanne Thompson, simply known as Wyanne,
will be the featured artist at the Blue Door
Artists Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk
in downtown Fernandina Beach.
Wyanne creates fun, happy artwork that
appeals to both young and old. Working in a
wide array of mediums including acrylic,
beeswax and resin, she creates brightly col-
ored, surrealistic paintings with a touch of
1970's nostalgia. Her current exhibit at the
Blue Door features retro owls, swans, ele-
phants and big-eyed girls.
Stop by and meet Wyanne during the art-
walk from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Light hors d'beu-
vres will be served. Blue Door Artists Gallery
is also home to eight other local artists work-
ing in a wide variety of mediums, including
textiles, painting and jewelry.
The gallery and studios are located at 205
1/2 Centre St. (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.
Call 556-7783 or visit www.bluedoorartists.com
the Tokyo String Quartet
eventually came to America
for further study at the
Juilliard School of Music.
Soon after its formation in
1969, the quartet won first
prize at the Coleman
Competition, the Munich
Competition and the Young
Concert Artists International
The ensemble has
released more than 40 land-
mark recordings, and per-
formances of Brahms,
Debussy, DvorAk, Haydn,
Mozart, Ravel and Schubert
have earned the Grand Prix
du Disque Montreux, "Best
Chamber Music Recording of
the Year" awards from both
Gramophone magazines. The
Tokyo also has received
seven Grammy nominations.
Collaborations this season
include quintet performances
with Lynn Harrell, David
Watkin, Sabine Meyer, Leon
Fleischer, Jeremy Denk and
Emanuel Ax. In addition to
performing at the Amelia
Island Chamber Music
Festival, this year's festival
appearances also include the
Edinburgh Festival, the
Pacific Music Festival in
Sapporo, Japan, Festival
Road to Ft.
won Best of Show
Sat the Island Art
Roads, on exhibit
oat the gallery, 18
'N. Second St.
media with resin,
is on view at the
Blue Door gallery
at 205 1/2
Native Fernandina Beach artist Paul Maley
paints from his imagination. His adventurous,
vibrant work connects to a primal side of the
human psyche; organic in line work, and bril-
liant in color.
A new exhibit of his work will be featured
at an opening reception Aturday at Indigo
Alley, in conjunction with the Second Saturday
Artrageous Artwalk. Come and meet the
From the first sight of Matisse's
cut-outs, Maley found it impossible to pass a
blank surface and not want to fill it with color.
At age 11 he experienced the thrill of actually
making money from his art. At that moment
the dream of becoming an artist was.now
While achieving his Bachelor of Fine Arts
from Ringling School of Art and Design,
Maley was exposed to the culinary arts as
well. He found it was a perfect vehicle to
expose his natural talents in color, texture,
composition and of course taste. In a short
amount of time, Maley went from student to
teacher, and his skills were in demand
throughout the U.S. and beyond. Every exotic
location inspired paintings of exquisite bursts
of color that related to the energy and rhythm
of its people.
For. the past 40 years his art has enlivened
the senses, enlightened the spirit and inspired
The show runs through June at Indigo
Alley Wine Bar and Secret Garden, located at
306 Centre St. in downtown Fernandina
Beach. Regular hours are 4 p.m.-midnight,
Tuesday-Saturday. For information call 261-
7222 or visit www.indigo-alley.com.
The Rayonier Foundation is sponsoring the free
Community Concert Series as part of the 2011 Amelia
Island Chamber Music Festival. including
Saturday, May 21 at 11 a.m young artists from the
McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University will play
selections by Bach. Sarasate and Piazzola at the Nassau
County Courthouse, 416 Centre St.
Sunday. May 22 at 2 p m Splendor in the Brass with
the Air National Guard Band of the South featuring a mix of
classical, popular and patriotic tunes. at the Amelia Park
concert pavilion Bring blankets and lawn chairs
*Wednesday. June 8 at 11 a m, Grammy winner eighth
blackbird turns will demonstrate various classical musical
forms for families and children of all ages at Prince of
Peace Lutheran Church, 2600 Atlantic Ave
The 10th season of the Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival runs May 20-June 19 Visit www aicmf com
Casals in Puerto Rico, the
Bath and Dresden festivals,
and La Jolla's SummerFest.
The ensemble performs
on the "Paganini Quartet," a
group of renowned
named for legendary virtuoso
Niccol6 Paganini, who
acquired and played them
during the 19th century. The
instruments have been on
loan to the ensemble from the
Nippon Music Foundation
since 1995, when they were
purchased from the Corcoran
Gallery of Art in Washington,
The 10th season of the
Amelia Island Chamber
Music Festival will run from
May 20 through June 19.
Complete performance infor-
mation and tickets are avail-
able at www.aicmf.com. The
festival is offering special dis-
counts on ticket packages for
multiple performances: 10
percent off when purchasing
tickets for three to five per-
formances, and 20 percent off
on tickets for six or more con-
certs. Season tickets to all fes-
tival performances are avail-
able for $412, a 20 percent
discount off full retail prices.
Discounts, which cannot be
combined, are available
through the festival box office
Film society hosts
The Amelia Island Film
Society, in association with
the Fernandina Little
Theatre, will open its May
Film Series at 7:30 p.m. on
May 20 at FLT with "The
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
(2009) starring Michael
Nyguist and Noomi Rapace.
begins the first of three con-
secutive days of films that
have been adapted from the
body of work from the world
famous Swedish writer Stieg
On Saturday, May 21 at
7:30 p.m. the AIFS will pres-
ent "The Girl Who Played
with Fire" and conclude on
Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m.
with "The Girl Who Kicked
the Hornet's Nest."
The following weekend
three more exciting films
will be showcased at the
FLT: "I Am Love" on Friday,
May 27 at 7:30 p.m., "Blue
Valentine" on Saturday, May
28 at 7:30 p.m. and finally
the provocative film
"Waiting for Superman" on
Sunday, May 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per
screening ($8 for AIFS
members) and can be pur-
chased in advance by credit
, card by calling (904) 624-
.1145 and leaving purchase
information. Tickets will
also be available at the door
at the theater before each
screening at 1014 Beech St.
in downtown Fernandina
2011 AIFS Founding.
Memberships begin at $11
per individual with various
film society benefits includ-
ing discounted ticket pur-
chases for the 2011 society
Theatre presents "The
Diary of Anne Frank," adapt-
ed by Wendy Kesselman
from the Goodrich/Hackett
In this true and memo-
rable drama, 13-year-old
Anne Frank goes into hiding
with her family during the
Hblocaust. Amidst fear and
turmoil, she keeps a moving
diary of daily events and
writes, "I don't think of all
the misery but of the beauty
that still remains."
Directed by Charlie
Horton, the play features
Paige Markwell, Emily
Eberwine, Cohen Roberts,
Gill Johnston, Maggie
Carlson, Doug McDowell,
Judy Tipton, Jeffrey
Goldberg, Joe Parker, Tori
Smith and Kevin Kessel.
Show times are June 9-
11, 16-18 and 23-25 at 8 p.m.
and June 19 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20 adults
and $10 students (includes
college students with cur-
rent ID). The box office
opens May 24 and is then
open from 11 am.-1 p.m. on
y and 90 minutes before cur-
tain. Call 261-6749.
Beginning June 1, tickets
may be purchased online
through the website,
Theatre is located at 207
Cedar St., Fernandina
Caldecott book display
to benefit nonprofits
The Family Resource
Center of Nassau County, a
will display Caldecott
Award-winning books and
other children's classics at
First Federal Bank of
Florida, 1500 Sadler Road on
Amelia Island, from May 16-
27. The public is invited'to
view the books.
The books are slated to
be distributed to the Head
Start Program, the Boys and
Girls Clubs of Nassau
County, the Peck Center
Library and the children's
centers of the Nassau
County libraries. Visitors are
encouraged to buy a book
for donation to any of the
tions. They are welcome to
leave a message to the chil-
dren on the inside cover of
The Family Resource
Center is committed to pro-
viding quality children's lit-
erature for the young chil-
dren and youth of Nassau
County. The sponsors are
First Federal Bank of
Florida, Books Plus and P5
For information about the
FRC please contact JoAnn
Hertz at 310-6169.
Broadway in Jacksonville
2011-12 shows announced
The Artist Series
announces its 2011-12
Broadway in Jacksonville
season featuring the pre-
miere of the Broadway
smash hit "Jersey Boys,"
one of Broadway's most crit-
ically acclaimed produc-
tions, "South Pacific,"
Disney's famous story of tri-
als and triumph "Beauty and
the Beast," and the classic
favorite "Les Miserable," as
well as the Subscriber
Special return engagement
The dates are: "South
Pacific," Oct. 11-16; "Beauty
and the Beast," Nov. 8-13;
"Wicked!" Jan. 4-22, 2012;
"Jersey Boys," March 13-
April 1, 2012; and "Les
Miserable," May 1-6, 2012.
Tickets to the 2011-12
Artist Series season are on
sale now with prices ranging
from $82.50 to $231.45.
Season ticket prices vary
depending on the show
time, day of the week and
A renewal order form has
been mailed to current
Artists Series subscribers
allowing them to confirm or
upgrade their seat locations.
Subscriber benefits include:
premium seat locations, no
waiting in line or on the
phone for tickets, exclusive
priority ticket purchases,
discounts to other Artist
Series events and lost ticket
VIP seating is available to
contributors to the Artist
Series at five levels Angel,
Patron and Donor. Call the
Artist Series for information
and additional benefits avail-
able through the VIP
New subscriptions may
be ordered over the phone
by calling 632-3373 or 1-888-
860-BWAY Monday through
Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; by
fax at 1-800-535-2929.
Tickets to individual
shows in the 2011-12 season
are not available for pur-
chase at this time. Season
ticket holders have the
unique opportunity to pur-
chase additional tickets
before they go on sale to the
public. Broadway sub-
scribers may also to pur-
chase other Artist Series
events at the "Test Drive
Your Seats Event." For infor-
mation on the 2011-12 sea-
son visit www.artistseries-
Reservations for groups
of 10 or more for individual
shows may be made by call-
ing (904) 632-3228.
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PARTY BARN FOR RENT Yulee, FL
Available for Parties, Weddings,
Meetings, etc. Call (904)225-5861 or
201 Help Wanted
PART-TIME FRONT DESK CLERK -
Will include weekends. Apply in person
at Summer Beach Resort, 5456 First
SOUS CHEF, BAKER, STEWARDS
Fine Dining Experience Required
Full & Part Time Positions Available
Espressos Cafe, Amelia Island
Fax Resume To 904-491-9810
MASONITE in Yulee needs Admin
Asst. Intermediate Excel, managing/
answering phones, filing. Pay based on
experience. Fax resume 904-225-5713
201 Help Wanted
KITCHEN STAFF NEEDED for
vibrant downtown restaurant. Please
fax resume or pertinent info to (904)
Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
1(877)FTC-HELP. A message from the
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CALL NOW Top 5% pay! Excellent
benefits. 300 new T660's. Need 2 mos
CDL-A driving exp. (877)258-8782,
ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. Local
manufacturing company is currently in-
terviewing for a part-time administra-
tive asst. Typical duties include cust-
omer phone interactions, purchasing,
file management & associated clerk
tasks. Personal computer experience a
must. Call (904)206-2069 for appt.
NOW HIRING Fast-paced office with
a banking atmosphere is looking for an
energetic, person to fill a part-time
position (20-25 hours per week)
providing customer service to the pub-
lic. Applicant must have a great pers-
onality and experience in cash hand-
ling. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office
products is required. Applicant must
be able to work flexible daytime hours.
Please send resume to: PO Box 766-T,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
1974 Highway 40 East
Kingsland, GA 31548
$40,000-$80,000 per year
Top $$ paid to A.S.E. or
G.M. Certified Technicians!
Paid Monthly Training
Contact David Nevin
55169 BC 4 29
DRIVER Many Choices: Part-time,
full time, casual, express lanes, dry
van, refrigerated. Weekly or daily pay.
Local orientation. CDL-A, 3 mos recent
exp req'd. (800)414-9569. www.drive
PART-TIME HELP NEEDED at
specialty shop. Days, nights & week-
ends. Retail experience necessary. Call
COOK/CHEF Established buffet
restaurant near ocean needs top
quality experienced cook/chef capable
of producing GREAT food. This is a
GREAT job for the nght person. Pay
from $10 up...MUST HAVE PROVEN
VERIFIABLE cooking skills. SEND
RESUMES TO Mike M at
m]daysinn@yahoo,com OR fax Mike I
at (904)277-1839 OR call Mr. Mike J at
DRIVERS NEEDED Clean &
professional a must' Call Ace Taxi at
(904)225-8888. New owners.
DRIVER NEEDED with Class B CDL
in the Callahan area, 2 years heavy
equipment experience preferred and
clean driving and background records.
For application information call (904)
879-0220 M-F, 8am-3:30pm. DFW.
HEAT & AIR JOBS Ready to work?
3-wk accelerated program. Hands on
environment. Nationwide certifications
& local job placement assistance. (877)
DRIVERS CDL-A. Great home time.
Start lip to 43/mi. Sign on bonus.
Lease purchase available. Experience
req'd. (800)441-4271 ext. FL-100.
INSURANCE Sales/CSR Experience
Necessary, 220/440 Lic required...
$35K-$45K Plus. Fax (904)322-5683
JOB FAIR Wed, May 18th, 2P-5P
96042 Lofton Square Ct.,
Yulee, FL 32097
Advantage Rent A Car is hiring for
Customer Sales Associates to assist
customers by processing rental
agreements and selling optional
services & products. Must be at least
20 yrs old with lyr of sales/service exp
& strong interpersonal & customer
service skills. Apply online before the
job fair at:
under the 'Careers' section for Job ID
NOW HIRING SENIOR COOK &
KITCHEN MANAGER for BBQ
restaurant chain. Must have 5+ years
line/prep/cooking exp. Background in
management a plus. Excellent starting
rate with opportunity for advancement.
Call (985)373-6174 to schedule Inter-
view. Resume & references required.
COLONIAL LIFE seeks a business to
business sales executive. 58k+ first
year plus exc bonuses. Great training &
working conditions. Superb marketing
system. Contact Meredith.Brewer@col-
oniallife.com or (904)424-5697. ANF
SECURITY OFFICERS FT/PT. "D" lIc.
required. Great pay/benefits. Call now
201 Help Wanted
MOMS WORK FT/PT No experience
necessary, we train. New Swarovski
Crystal Jewelry by Touchstone Crystal.
$500 to $5,000/mo. (407)295-1522,
DRIVER Plenty of miles. Recession
proof freight. $1000 sign-on for exp'd
CO's & incentives for 0/0's. Driver
Academy Refresher Course available.
email@example.com. (855)356-7172. ANF
RESTAURANT MANAGER new
upscale beach buffet needs top quality
MANAGER and Assistant manager.
Proven successful, verifiable restaurant
management experience required. This
is a GREAT job for the right person.
Salary Negotiable. Send resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org OR fax Mr. Mike
3 at (904)277-1839 OR call Mike at
LANDSCAPE DESIGN. / BUILD
COMPANY is seeking a motivated
Landscape Foreman with knowledge of
Florida plants, two years experience or
horticulture degree preferred. Must
have reliable transportation and Valid
Florida Drivers License required. Salary
based upon experience. Call James at
NEIGHBORHOOD BISTRO seeks
experienced line cook for a part-time
position. Send resumes to:
SKILLED CARPENTER with driver's
license & transportation. At least 5
years experience required. Call John.
NASSAU HEALTH FOODS is seeking
candidates for full & part-time positions
for kitchen help, retail sales & POS
systems manager. Apply in person. No
phone calls please.
NOW HIRING PT SALES Established
upscale retail store looking for
experienced part time sales' person.
Flexible hours. Must have good
personality and work ethics. Starting
pay according ,to your experience In
retail sales. Opportunity for good
commissions and employee discounts.
If you feel you are the best retail sales
person In the area, please mall resume
to SVA Inc. P.O. Box 15883,
Fernandina Bch, FL 32035.
SHOP HIELPER for cabinet shop. FT
w/benefits. Heavy lifting mandatory.
Very physical job. Drug Free
Workplace. Pay based on experience.
Apply in person only. Mooney's Custom.
Woodworks, 1854 5. 8th Street (904)
277-9639. . :.,
CDL DRIVERS Great pay. Tons of
Texas Frac work. Great company.
Companybenefits. Must have bulk
pneumatic trailer exp. Call today (800)
DRIVERS Earn up to 394/mi. Home
several nights & weekends. 1 yr OTR
flatbed exp. Call (800)572-5489 Susan
ext 227, Pam ext 238, SUNBELT
TRANSPORT, LLC. ANF
We have a Tennis Court Maintenance Open Position, with
training and supervision provided Looking for someone
who wants flexible hours, 15 hours per week, $20 an hour,
and will be sub-contracted. To be considered for the
open position, please send a brief resume to
KRAFT TENNIS PARTNERS
P.O. Box 15376, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
1 201 Help Wanted
WE ARE SEEKING an experienced
Accounts Receivable Specialist to join
our team. The ideal candidate will have
a minimum of two years experience in
accounts receivable and collections.
- Posting unidentified cash receipts
to the correct division, account and
Inputting Information into excel
spreadsheet for daily balancing of
- Research customer payments, where
applied, adjustments needed, copies
of checks, etc.
- Posting bank adjustments including
NSF's to customer's accounts
- Processing customer credit card
- Handling. collection calls to clients in a
- Performs other.job-related duties as
- Must exhibit strong organizational
and data entry skills
- Knowledge of MSDynamics and
MSOffice a plus.
This is a permanent opportunity with
benefits. Please email your.resume to:
CULLIGAN WATER of Kingsland, GA
is looking for a high energy person to
fill one of our full time in-home sales
positions. Direct sales experience is
helpful yet not required. Company
leads are provided. The right person
will eam between 60K to 100K a year.
Reliable transportation is required.
Apply in person or e-mail resumd to
LOOKING FOR A PT HOUSEKEEPER
- to handle a vacation rental property.
Must have experience, references,
great pride in work, & be available on
Saturday. No cleaning companies
please. Call (904)327-3221.
HOUSEKEEPER Saturdays required.
Drug test required. Must have
transportation. Amelia Island Resort
Rentals, Inc. (904)261-9444
204 Work Wanted
HOME REPAIRS Inside & out.
Licensed, insured. Attention to detail.
NEED ADMINISTRATIVE HELP? -
In-home organizing, calls, mAil, bills, &
appts. Professional & confidential.
CONCRETE PATIOS, DRIVEWAYS &
SIDEWALKS Starting at $849 with
most permits included. Call 491-4383
A & A LAWN MAINTENANCE Prices
start as low as $25. Specializing in
lawn maintenance and weed control.
FEMALE CONTRACTOR needs work,
small handywoman to major
renovations. Permit help, do-it-
yourself, sweat equity, home cleaning,
etc. Please call for immediate quotes.
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RESTAURANT FOR LEASE/SALE -
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.
301 Schools &
MEDICAL MGMT CAREERS start
here. Get connected online. Attend
college on your own time. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. (800)481-
9409. www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
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Medical, business, paralegal, account-
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assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (888)203-
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high paying Aviation Maintenance
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Financial aid if qualified Housing
available. Aviation Institute of Maint-
enance (866) 314-3769. ANF
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settlement or annuity payments. Call
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SAWMILLS Band/chainsaw. Spring
sale. Cut lumber any dimension, any-
time. Make Money & Save Money. In
stock, ready to ship. Starting at $995.
(800)578-1:363 ext. 300N. ANF
5-YR. OLD YORKSHIRE TERRIER -
Free to good home. Call (904)430-
KOIS & GOLDFISH also, 2 pumps,
filters, & pond plants. Asking $300 for
all. Call 225-9637, leave message.
LOST MALE CHOW Needs
medication. Reward. Also, 3 mo. old
Siamese kittens free to good home.
Call (904) 225-9940.
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FRIDAY. MAY 13. 2011 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 5B
S 601 Garage Sales
SOME RESIDENTS of Piney Island are
having a Yard Sale Sat. 5/14, 8-2.
Residents will have balloons on their
mailboxes early to know who's partici-
pating. Piney Island, off A1A across
from ABC Liquors. See you there!!
TWO FAMILIES Furniture, refriger-
ator, clothes, tools, lots of misc. dishes,
HP printer, lamps. Fri. & Sat., 8am-
4pm. 96327 Parliament Dr., Nassau
GARAGE SALE Oyster Bay Harbour
annual community sale. Sat. 5/14,
gates open 8am-noon. At the end of
FRI. 5/13 & SAT. 5/14 on Johnson
Lake Rd. Multiple family sales. Good
stuff for everyone.
YARD SALE Fri. 5/13 & Sat. 5/14.
Plants & misc. items. 96014 Seawinds
Dr., south end of Clinch Dr.
YARD SALE Sat. 5/14, 8am-4pm on
4981 SPANISH OAKS CIR.- off Scott
Rd. Sat. 5/14, 7am-noon. Glass table,
brass fixtures, & household items.
YARD SALE Fri. 5/13 & Sat. 5/14,
8am-3pm. 1220 14th St., green house
near comer of 14th & Lime St.
Proceeds benefit Light & Life
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE -
86035 Kensington Ct. (Page Hill Subd.
in Yulee). Sat. 5/14, 8am-2pm.
Household items, yard items, & misc.
YARD SALE 96525 Chester Rd.
Furniture, appliances, toys, & a lot
more. Sat. 5/14, 8am-lpm.
MOVING BACK TO ENGLAND -
Antique wooden draftsman's' chest
w/instruments, drafting table, many
navigation maps, redrawn old nautical
maps, old Ithr travel cases w/travel
labels, early plate camera w/original
tripod, other cameras & equip., 1766
NY State chart print, old wooden
painting box, surveyor's tripod, brass
nautical lamps/copper items. Scroll,
chop & table saws, & misc. tools.
Fishing poles, silver plate fish
forks/knives, Sunbrella chair pads,
misc. household, full weight bench,
stationary bike, pilot's briefcase, more.
106 Ocean Ridge Dr. (off Simmons
Rd.). Fri. only, 8am-3pm.
MOVING Selling leather sofa & chair,
refrigerator (side-by-side), occasional
tables, armoire, & other items. 96298
Parliament Dr., Fernandina. Sat. 5/14,
BIG GARAGE SALE 85681 Avant Rd.
(Yulee). Fri. 5/13 & Sat. 5/14, 9am-?
Clothes, exercise machines, TV's, &
A ifw Suvnac Mi oaun r Trs NIrM-LUs
601 Garage Sales 611 Home Furnishings
BIG YARD SALE Everything must
go! Furniture, crib, swing, toys,
clothes, wedding dress, prom dresses,
housewares, electronics, etc... too
much to list. Stop by & let's make a
deal. Sat 5/14 & Sun 5/15, 9am-5pm.
85438 Dick King Rd., Yulee.
MOVING Yulee. Washer, BR set, twin
beds, 60" TV, entertainment center,
oak table set, 1200 PC sheets (new), &
more furniture. (904)504-7674
602 Articles for Sale
FOR SALE Treadmill $300, Mosquito
Deleto $75, electric fireplace $150,
formal chairs (2) $125, artsy sink
$250, kayak $500. (904)415-6000
2010 3-WHEEL MOTORCYCLE with
auto. transmission, doesn't require
motorcycle license; with Harmon
handicap lift, $2100 for pair.
AVON fights the bites with SSS bath
oil products. To buy or sell AVON call
TEMPURPEDIC BED 2 yrs. old. Orig.
$3,000. Excellent condition, remote
control for up & down and massage
$2,000/OBO. Call for appt. 556-9528.
HOVEROUND ELECTRIC CHAIR -
Like new, $300. Call (904)277-8710.
LIVING ROOM COUCH Like new,
$250. 2 end tables & oval coffee table,
cherry wood, like new, $175. Plaid
couch & matching love seat, exc.
cond., $325. 2-piece, fit together, wood
entertainment center, W 65" x H 76" x
D 22", $50. Call (904)277-3398.
OAK DINING ROOM SET 6 chairs 2
w/arms, leaf & hutch, $300. Like new
Ebony & Chery dinette set w/4 chairs
& drop leaf, $350. Call (904)583-7130
Tools & Equip.
TROY SELF-PROPELLED CHIPPER/
SHREDDER/VAC 6.SHP. Excellent
condition, $375. (904)491-8278
ART AUCTION to benefit Children's
Charity. No buyer's premium! Several
artworks with no reserve & some start
below $100! Chagall, Picasso, Dali,
Miro, Max, Matisse, Pino, Maimon,
Agam, Gockel & morel Free food,
drinks & raffle prizes. Baterbys Art
Auction Gallery Orlando, Sat. 5/21,
4pm Preview, Spm Auction, 9101
International Dr., Unit 1008, Orlando,
FL 32819. RSVP at www.baterbvs.com
or call (866)537-1004 or e-mail
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STOP GNAT & MOSQUITO BITES! -
Buy Swamp Gator all natural insect
repellent. Family safe, use head to toe.
Available at the Home bepot.
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.
13' GHEENOE GARAGE KEPT.
Excellent condition. 4HP Mercury,
galvanized trailer, trolling motor, GPS.
703 Sports Equipment
BOWFLEX TREAD CLIMBER TC3000
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: 802 Mobile Homes I 851 Roommate Wanted
CALLAHAN NEW 3BR/2BA Double
wide and comer lot, approx. 1690 sqft.
incl. porch. Cent H&AC. City water,
sewer. $82,000 Neg. (276)768-9595
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
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
RESTAURANT FOR LEASE/SALE -
Fully operational and equipped upscale
buffet restaurant for sale or lease.
HUGE potential. Minimal investment for
the right operator/tenant. Call Mr. Mike
J at (904)277-2300.
FULLY FURNISHED ROOM Prefer
older gentleman on SS or retired vet or
disabled vet. Call Glenn for details
852 Mobile Homes
NICE 3BR/2BA SW $695/mo. Nice
oak cabinetry. ALSO 2BR New paint
& flooring, $595/mo. Small pets only.
Water/sewer included. (904)501-5999
'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.
MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT One for
$500/mo. One for $600/mo. In small
very quiet trailer park off Blackrock Rd.
Water, garbage service, & mowing
YULEE AREA 2BR/1A, very good
condition, 4 acres on deep water.
$595/mo. + dep. Call (904)583-6672.
ON ISLAND In park. Very clean re-
modeled 2/2 & 3/2 mobile homes with
or w/o utils starting $175 wk, $695/mo
+ dep. Call for details 261-5034.
SMALL NEW 1BR TRAILER Yulee.
$130/wk. Incl electric & cable. Service
animals only. Call (904)537-0086 or
CLOSE TO BEACH 2BR/1BA single
wide mobile home. New carpet, fresh
paint. $580/mo. or $150/wk. + $400
3BR/1BA CH&A, in Nassauville area.
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to the Beach. Ceramic tile in living areas, carpeted bedrooms, porch, and fenced in back yard. $1050
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sinks, eat-in kitchen, carpet and ceramic tile, private yard/court- Washer/dryer, security system, pest control and Association
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frame Townhouse 2 1/2 Master Baths, dining in living/great 3BR/2.5BA Wood frame Townhouse 2.5 Master baths,
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posted, ocean/lake views, dock access, patio/deck and play- divide and build to tenant's specs
ground. Washer/dryer, lawn care, pest control & association Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
fees included. (Available Mid-May) $2100 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
* 1387 S. Fletcher Avenue 3BR/2BA located on the ocean. Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
'Two master baths, living room/great room. Carpeted living 1799 US HWY 17- 1196sf Commercialbuilding, $1,500/mo.
area & ceramic tile in kitchen & bath areas. Washer/dryer and Sadler Road Commercial Building 625,sf building on 1 acre
-lawn care included..2-car garage $1500 lot $1,500
BUSINESS IS GOOD! yo are Interested In renting your property contact our
prossioal property ma 904-277-6597
* Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603
Brad Goble 261-6166
* Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502
Brad Goble 261-6166
* Beec Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 -
Brad Goble -261-6166
* S. Fletcher Lt 50 X 100 $425,000- Brad Goble 261-6166
* Deep Water Lot, Capt Point. $354,000 #52647 -
rad Gobb 261-6166
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I' 854 Rooms
1BR SUITE includes utilities, wash-
er/dryer, & cable. $550/mo. + deposit
& references. Call (904)415-0311.
1BR living room, dining/kitchen,
bath, cable TV, garbage service. $500/
mo. + $300 dep. (904)277-3819
OCEANSIDE 1BR, $675/mo., utilities
Included. 2BR, $800/mo. + utilities.
Pool, tennis. (847)867-3163
2BR/1BA UPSTAIRS APT. Ocean
view, S. Fletcher. Yearly lease.
Enclosed garage. (904)491-1687
Affordable Apartments For Rent -
$560-$747. POST OAK APARTMENTS
has 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for
rent. Post Oak Is a quaint and cozy
community close to Historic Fernandina
Beach, shopping, area schools, and
miles of beautiful beaches! Equal Opp-
ortunity Housing Complex and Handi-
cap Accessible. Call today 277-7817.
OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005
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A private, non-profit agency that assists
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For information, call: 904.261.7000
FRIDAY, MAY 13.2011 CLASSIFIED News-Leader
RESIDENTIAL LONG TERM RENTALS
95330 Spinaker 3792 sf. 4BR/3.SBA gorgeous ocean view
home located in the exclusive Amelia Island community 6f
Summer Beach. Grand two story living room with fireplace,
private library/office w/fireplace, gourmet kitchen with high end
appliances. Master Suite offers separate sitting room facing the
ocean. Master bath features separate'vanities, large shower and
oversized jetted ub. Community Pool. Available fully furnished.
On Island. $4,500/mo
96228 Park 3000 sf 4BR/4.5BA two story home located in
Oyster Bay. Porches front and rear overlooking canal. Gourmet
kitchen. Bamboo flooring throughout. Washer & Dryer. Yacht
Club privileges. Pets ok. OffIsland. $2,195/mo
2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 sf. 3BR/3.5BA executive home
located on exclusive Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Fireplace,
large bonus room overlooking rwo decks, hot tub and a power
generator are just some of the feature of this home. Pets ok. On
96094 Marsh Lake Drive 2301 sf. 3BR/2BA Marsh Lakes
home with ile and wood flooring throughout. Professionally
designed and maintained koi water garden in backyard
overlooking the marsh. Screened and tiled back porch. Master
suite with attached sitting/office space. All lawn care included!
Pets ok. Off Island. $1,795/mo
94117 Fiddlers Walk Lane 2512 sf. 4BR/3BA home in
Fiddlers Walk on over an 1/2.acre well landscaped corner lot.
Large guest rooms witd bay windows. Wood floors throughout.
Over sized Florida room on back with tiled floors. Upgraded
kitchen with double oven. Master bath has walk-in shower and
jetted tub. Pets ok. OffIsland. $1,650/mo
85121 Bostick 2145 sf 3BR/3BA bright and open home.
Separate office or 4th bedroom. Kitchen with Corian
countertops and stainless appliances. Fireplace and lots of
windows in the Family room. Huge screened patio overlooking
the golfcourse. W/D. Pets ok. 1itf I ,r ; I i. l O/mo
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia Island
Plantation condo located just one block from the beach! Offered
Completely furnished and ready to go. No pets. On Island.
1613 Park 1628 sf. 3BR/2.5BA fully furnished Amelia Park
townhouse witl separate living and family rooms. Plus eat in
kitchen with center island. large private landscaped courtyard
leading to the 2 car garage. No pets. On Island. $1,450/mo
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. S1,250/mo
1548 Penbrook Drive 1532 sf. 3BR/2BA home centrally
located in Lakewood off Will Hardee. Short distance to school,
shopping, beach and restaurants. Backs up to Nature Preserve.
iveo car garage. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,200/mo a
2651 Delorean Street 1380 sf. 3BR/2BA home with kitchen
overlooking fireplace in the family room. Generous master suite.
Two car garage. Very close to Femnandina schools. Pets ok. On
2343 Cashen Wood Drive 1416 sf 3BR/2BA 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 Free months rent! 1145 sf. 3BR/2BA
second floor condo with screen porch overlooking pool. Family
oom has vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Master suite with two
walk-in closets. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,000/mo
2605 Portside Drive 2229 sf. 4BR/3BA bright Florida style
home in die Ocean Cay neighborhood. Large Family room width
fireplace, formal.dining room and kitchen with breakfast area.
Large fully screened back porch. Pets ok. On Island. $1,600/mo
1601 Nectarine Street -1193 sl. 3BR/2BA second floor condo
in The Palms, a gated community with swimming pool.
Upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel
appliances. Pers 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-AMary 816 sf2BD/IBA I ,pst:ii duplrx k. tEd ui, the
M.it--u -cI _t .i-4 A s- i-ai.. 1.-Li -_J _.. -.- I. _- .-..-
North eno or.nmeula slaidio. DrigntI a open wim large yauu
1836 Perimeter Park- 1300 sf. 2BR/2BA second floor Amelia and carport. Pets ok. O, l.i ,,d si 'n,
Park town house. Separate living and dining rooms plus
breakfast nook in kitchen. Washer & Dryer. One car garage. Pets Amelia Lakes #1422 1143 sq ft, 2BR/2BA upstairs unit in
ok. On Island. $1,300/mo Amelia Lakes community. Vaulted :. liu in grear room with
fireplace. Screened porch overlooking 23 acre lake. Pets ok. Off
Island. ,'h.i'llmi n -.,* "lr '4 *
COMMERCIAL SMALL BUSINESS OFFICE SPACE .
Soutbend Business Park Icxued betwuco the Riz Carlton and Amela island Planation. lAvo spaces available. Fu
Sbuil uu offices. Mo e in special price $875.00 fur 1018 sE or $1,475.0U for 1456 sf ith C4M.
857 Condos-Furnishe 1858 Condos-Unfurnishedl
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.
FURNISHED 2BR/2BA CONDO -
Close to beach. Tennis court & pool.
Service animals only. Long term $900/
mo. + utilities, or weekly $650/wk.
OCEAN FRONT 2BR/2BA, L/T rental,
pool, fishing pier, tennis, walkover,
parking for two. $1500/mo. + electric,
phone, &cable. (904)583-8733
SPACIOUS & SECURE 3BR/2.5BA
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.
FOREST RIDGE 3BR/2BA, ground
unit, appliances, including W/D. Pool,
tennis. 1 yr lease. No smoking. $945/
mo. + deposit. Reference check. Call
2BR/2BA Villas at Summer Beach.
Gated-luxury, ground floor, pool,
private. Pet OK. $1500/mo + utilities.
Available June 1. (904) 206-1486
AMELIA WOODS 2BR/2BA. Washer/
dryer, water, sewer, garbage, pool,
clubhouse, near the beach. Recently
updated. $900/mo + dep. 415-0322
2BR/2BA Carpet, tile, FP, lakefront,
upstairs, pool, fitness center; gated.
$950/mo. Call (904)753-0701,
Real Estate, Inc.
*3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/IBA
Furnished $1200 a month + utilities.'
Available May 1,2011
S134 .Atlantic Ave. 3BR/ BA 1,243
approx sq.ft $1,200/mo,+ utilities,
1801S. Fletcher, 2BR/IBA Furnished.
All util.except Electric'incl.WIFlandTV.
Sm. attractive cottage with an ocean
view. Avail. Early June. $ 1,650/mo.
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY
2BR/ IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher.
Across the street from the beach. All
util, wi-fi,TV & phone.
1200 sq ft at Five Points Plaza High traf-
fic and great visibility, $2,200 a month
includes Rent, CAM, and Sales Tax.
AvailabeJune I, 2011.
1839 S. 8th St adjacent to Huddle
House; 1,800 sq.ft. $2,250/mo. lease +
tax Sale also considered.
1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/ 'IBA. 1,243
approx.sq.ft $1,200/mo. + utilities.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Landscap-
ing Co. or Nursery. Office, Greenhouse,
Shade houses with a fenced, irrigated
outside space for plants. Excellent loca-
tion with high visibility. Call Curtiss for
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS
Living in Paradise. 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe
condos in gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool,
tennis & more! Starting at just $749/
mo! Call Tammy for our spring special
@ 904-415-6969 for a showing.
3BR/3.SBA TOWNHOUSE 2800 sf,
gated community with, amenities, all
appliances, near shopping and near
beach, private beach club. $1700/mo.
Available mid-May. Darlington Realty,
4BR/2BA SPLIT PLAN kitchen
appliances, den, W/D hookups, big
yard, centrally located from downtown
& beach. (321)443-2511
FOR RENT Nassauville 3BR/1.5BA
newly renovated house. New
appliances D/W, W/D, hardwood floors.
Quiet neighborhood. No smoking.
$1000/mo. + dep. References req'd.
Please call 521-0866 or 314-2544
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.
BEAUTIFUL 3BR HOME for rent on
803 S. 6th St., Fernandina. Minutes
from downtown. For information call
3BR/2BA Executive home in Ocean
View Estates, close to beach,,1750 sq.
ft. $1450/mo. Call (904)885-1356.
2200 SQ FT HOUSE with 4BR/
3.5BA. 1000 sq ft garage. Walking
distance to beach. Very clean.
OCEANFRONT TOWNHOME for
rent. 2996-A S. Fletcher. 4BR/3BA with
deck overlooking ncean. In ground pool
with pvt deck to beach. 1 yr minimum
to lease. $1850/mo. FMI call (912)384-
3238 M-F days, (912)384-1722 nights/
weekends or (912)383-2052 cell.
TOYOTA COROLLA S 2010. 8,700
3BR/2BA Available 6/1. Fenced miles. Like new. $16,990. (912)433-
yard, 2-car garage. Pets okay..$1100/ 6811
mo. Call (904)556-9140.
61 Vacation Rentals
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
VACATION CHALET in N.' Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495.a week. Call (904)757-5416.
2007 SILVER SUBARU FORESTER
SUV 22,900 miles. IADA Clean Retail
Value $17,250. Asking $15,000.
Fernandina Beach (904)335-0575.
2007 BUICK LACROSSE charcoal
w/black leather trim, this Buick comes
fully equipped. The car has been
garage kept, serviced regularly at local
Buick Dealer, & has only 63400 miles It
has a transferrable 85000 mile GM
warranty, you can also see this car on
cars.com, comes complete w/car fax.
$14650. Call Tim at 904-608-5655.
3 BEDROOM SPECIAL
$695/mo WHILE THEYAST
W/$99 Security Deposit
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OFFICE/WAREHOUSE SPACE for
rent. Call (904)753-2178.
COMMERCIAL SPACE FOR LEASE -
High traffic South End resort area.
Best Commercial Rate on Island. $795
per month for 1000+ sq. ft. 261-0604
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL Space
- Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure WI-Fi
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058
OFFICE/RETAIL SPACE for lease.
400-4000 sq ft. Centre & Second St.
Chandlery Bldg. (770)444-9800 or
TWO-ROOM OFFICE SUITE above
Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-1S00sf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia Insurance. (904)557-5644
STORE FOR RENT 800 sq. ft. 8th
St., comer lot. $700/mo. + $1,000
dep. Great location, remodel to suit.
RESTAURANT FOR LEASE/SALE -
Fully operational and equipped upscale
buffet restaurant for sale or lease.
HUGE potential. Minimalinvestment for
the right operator/tenant. Call Mr. Mike
I at (904)277-2300.
DEERWALK UNITS 474380 SR 200,
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.
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.