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Sheriff to cut

News Leader
The Nassau County Sheriffs Office
will cut its budget by more than
$800,000 in 2011-12, according to
Sheriff Tommy Seagraves.
The cut-from a 2010-11 budget of
about $15.1 million to a proposed
budget of about $14.3 million came
at the request of the Nassau County
Commission. Commissioners asked
all county constitutional officers to cut
their budgets by 10 percent for the
next fiscal year in anticipation of

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A Fernandina Beach motorist
whose car allegedly struck and killed
a pedestrian in an "alcohol-related"
accident last month was so disorient-
ed he didn't realize he'd hit a pedes-
trian, according to a police officer at
the scene.
The driver was released from the
scene and driven home in a taxi after
his car allegedly hit Harold Martens, a
58-year-old road crew worker who died
two days later.
James Stephen Buzzard, 59, a local
bartender, remains free and has not
been charged in the accident.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Bill
Leeper has said that charges are pend-
ing the results of a toxicology test,
which could take weeks.
A Fernandina Beach Police officer
who worked the scene described
Buzzard as clearly impaired. Patrolman
Mike Mulkearns was dispatched to
the accident April 26 and arrived to
find Buzzard leaning on his Jeep
Wrangler, "disoriented and unsteady on
his feet," according to a police report.
"Mr. Buzzard was so uncoordinated
that even as he used the Jeep for assis-
tance, he was still unable to stand still
without swaying and losing his bal-
ance," Mulkearns wrote. "I observed
his speech and body movements to be
slow and lethargic. His eyes were also
glassy and extremely bloodshot."
According to the police officer,
Buzzard responded incoherently to
questioning. "Mr. Buzzard repeated
himself several times and finished each
fragment with, 'I was just trying to
make it home,'" he wrote.
According to the report, Buzzard
told Mulkearns that he'd "had a couple
of beers and that he had been playing
golf all day."
Mulkearns wrote that when the
highway patrol arrived to process the
scene, Buzzard was asked to stand out
of.the way and leaned against the road
crew's tractor-trailer. "... He was again
unsteady on his feet and nearly fell
over on several occasions," Mulkearns
The accident occurred about 9 p.m.
April 26 on South Fletcher Avenue
near Sadler Road as Martens' crew
was packing up after laying sod along
the roadside. Buzzard's car allegedly
struck Martens and then crashed into
the rear of the crew's tractor-trailer.
Martens was transported to Shands
Jacksonville Medical Center, where he
died April 28. Buzzard was treated at
the scene for minor injuries and
released after blood was drawn for a
toxicology test.
According to the police report,
CRASH Continued on 3A

shrinking tax revenues.
Although Seagraves' 5.3-
cut didn't meet the goal, he
Collector John Drew are the
constitutional officers who h
sented smaller budgets to t
During Seagraves' budget
station held Wednesday du
commission's regularly sci
meeting he stressed the imp
of law enforcement in the con
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Northeast Florida.
"This year we're running a 92 per-
cent clearance rate on crimes against
persons," he said. "Crimes against
property, we have a 69 percent clear-
ance rate. It does send a message,
believe me. Criminals don't want to
be in an area where they're going to be
Seagraves also said he had a track
record of keeping a tight rein on the
sheriff's office budget.
"I'm doing exactly what I said I
would do when I was elected which
is be fiscally responsible," he said.


Artist Milt Shirley, above, speaks Friday at the opening ceremonies for the Island Art Association's
new Art Education Center at 18 N. Second St. Below, Georganna Mullis, gallery director, Mayor
Susan Steger, Jim McKinney, grand opening chairman, and Louise Malone, Art Education Center
director, at the grand opening celebrations last Friday.

"During my tenure in office (since
S2005), we've only had a 12.4 percent
increase in budget. In the eight years
prior to me, it was a 152 percent
The commissioners told Seagraves
they were pleased with his budget pro-
"I commend you eraser and pencil
together to present this budget, which
I think is acceptable," said
Commissioner Barry Holloway.
"I'm thrilled to see a decrease,"
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14th St.

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News Leader
A county-funded project to make
improvements on South 14th Street
came a little closer to reality at
Tuesday's city commission meeting.
Dan McCranie of engineering con-
sultants McCranie Associates Inc.,
who was hired by the county to design
the project, gave city commissioners a
presentation that outlined the improve-
The project, approved by city and
county commissioners last August,
includes minor widening of South 14th
Street intersections at Hickory Street,
Fir Street, Elm Street and Atlantic
Avenue, plus turn lanes at those inter-
The South 14th Street widening
and turn lanes were chosen as a proj-
ect after a traffic study indicated the
road needed capacity improvements.
County impact fees will pay for the
entire project.
City officials have also been asking
for sidewalks along the corridor, as
well as turn lanes at the north and
south sides of the heavily used Beech
Street intersection with 14th. But
according to McCranie, sidewalks run-
ning from Hickory Street to Atlantic
Avenue and turn lanes at Beech Street
are not eligible to be paid for by impact
, According to County Engineer
Jonathan Page, a corridor analysis
showed turn lanes were not neces-
sary at the South 14th and Beech inter-
section, and sidewalks cannot be paid
for with impact fees because they are
not "capacity related."
"We had engineei-s go look at
(Beech Street) again," Page said. "This
has happened on several other proj-
ects. We have to be very careful about
how we spend impact fees."
Impact fees, collected from devel-
opers, are used to fund new growth
and infrastructure. Since the project is
within an impact fee district that lies
primarily within city limits, both city
and county approval are needed to
expend the fees. McCranie said over-
all costs for the improvements to the
four intersections, not including side-
walks or turn lanes at Beech Street,
would be nearly $900,000 in county
impact fees.
City engineer Glenn Semanisin said
14TH Continued on 3A

Schools 'high performing again

TALLAHASSEE -The state Board
of Education has designated 13
Florida school districts, including
Nassau County, as "Academically
High Performing School Districts" in
The Nassau County School
District has received the honor for
the four previous school years as well.
Nassau schools have been graded "A"
for two consecutive years and had no

"F" schools, as required by the crite-
ria to earn the distinction.
"These districts have met the rig-
orous eligibility criteria as outlined
in statute that includes compliance
with class size, earning high school
and district grades and receiving
sound financial audits," said
Education Commissioner Eric J.
The criteria require an "unquali-

fled opinion" on all audit reports, that
is, "no instances of material weakness
or material noncompliance."
The high-performing districts
cited are Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus,
Clay, Gulf, Indian River, Lee, Martin,
Nassau, Seminole, Sumter, Wakulla
and Walton.
Three districts that received the
distinction last year failed to do so
this year because of "F" schools.

Nassau may not gain the honor
next year if it fails towcomply with
state-mandated classroom enrollment
sizes. The district's proposed budget
for next year calls for classes larger
than allowed by the state in order to
save money. Though the district
would have to pay a state penalty if
that occurs, it would cost less than
hiring the teachers and staff to con-
form with the state law.

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FRIDAY. MAY 20.2011 NEWS News-Leader

Capt. Paul Burton
Capt. Paul Burton, 83,
passed away Wednesday, May
18, 2011 as a result of an acci-
dent at his Yulee, FL residence.
He was born February 14, 1928
in Jacksonville, FL and moved to
Yulee 40 years ago.
He was a Korean War veter-
an, serving
Switch, the U.S.
Army. Capt.
Burton also
served with the

M a r i n e
Service and was a member of
the VFW in Fernandina Beach.
He was a member of the Iron
Worker's Local Number 597
and the Machinist Union.
He was a man of good
humor and never met a strang-
er. He was a devoted husband,
father and brother-in-law and
was also a devoted blood donor.
Capt. Burton was prede-
ceased by a son, Scott Deming,
who passed away in 2006.
Survivors include his wife of
40 years, Annette Burton, of
Yulee, FL: two sons, Curtis
Deming and his wife, Dena, of
Green Cove Springs and Wesley
Deming of Yulee, FL, 13 grand-
children, five great-grandchil-
dren and many friends.
Graveside funeral services
will be held at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, in Green Pine
Cemetery with Rev. -Bruce
Freeman officiating.
Messages of condolence
may be left at www.greenpine-
Green Pine Funeral Home

Henry C. Hobbs
Henry C. Hobbs, age 72,
entered into rest on Monday,
May 16,2011.
Funeral services will be held
11 a.m., Saturday, May 21 at
Greater Mt. Pleasant
Baptist Church,
45031 Histori-
cal Lane, the
Rev. Charles C.
Williams, Jr.,
Pastor. The
Rev. Corey
Williams, Officiating.
Viewing for family and
friends will be held today,
Friday, May 20 from 5-8 pm at
the funeral home and 9 am
Saturday until the hour of serv-
ice at the church.
Interment will be in the
Callahan Community Cemetery
Sarah L. Carters Funeral Home

Andrew Kimble Jr.
Bishop Andrew Kimble Jr.,
65, was called to glory on
Sunday, May 15, 2011. He was
the founder and pastor of
Kingdom Builders Full Gospel
Ministries, Yulee, Florida. He
was a retired
Sergeant from
the U.S. Air
Force of 22
include, devot-

ed wife, H. Ann Kimble; sons,
Anthony Kimble, Antoine
Kimble (deceased) Melissa;
Curtis Kimble and Clifton B.
Miller (Celestine); daughters:
Tara Rainey, Kimberly Bell and
Fayletta Kimble, and a great
host of other relatives and
Funeral services will be held
at River of Praise, 83410 Saint
Mark Dr., Yulee, Florida, and
Pastor Larry Osburn on
Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 11
a.m. Visitation will be held
today, Friday, May 20, 2011
from 6-8 p.m. at Hardage
Giddens Funeral Home Main
Street Chapel located at 4315
Main St., Jacksonville, Fl. 32206.
Private interment.
Hardage Giddens FuneralHome

Betty Waters Lee
Mrs. Betty Waters Lee, age
62, of Fernandina Beach, passed
away on Tuesday evening, May
17, 2011 at the Morris Center of
Shands Hospital in Jacksonville.
Born in Hoboken, GA, she
was the daughter of the late,
Olin and
White Waters.
Mrs. Lee had
been a lifetime
.''-'' resident of the
Fe rn anidin a
SBeach area.
She had worked for some time
at the Amelia Island Plantation,
the Pizza Hut on 8th Street and
Wackenhut Security. Mrs. Lee
had attended the Church of God
of Prophecy on South 14th
Street. Before her health began
to decline, she and her husband
enjoyed times fishing around
Mrs. Lee leaves behind, her
husband of 35 years, James M.
"Mickey" Lee, Fernandina
Beach, FL, two sisters, Nettie
Waters Fail (Walter), Waycross,
GA, Carolyn Ann Waters
Braddock (Russell), Waycross,
GA, a brother, Hartford Waters
(Samantha), Jacksonville, FL,
four step sons, Wiley Mitchell
"Mike" Lee (Marian), Fernan-
dina Beach, FL, Clarence Ray
Lee (Angie), Chester, FL, Mark
Anthony Lee (Kaye), Eastman,
GA, Curtis Benjamin 'Lee,
Fernandina Beach, FL, grand--
children, Wyatt Fenton Lee
(Amber),Lehigh Acres, FL,
Mark Anthony Lee Jr. ,
Fernandina Beach, Dawson and
Meghan Lee, Eastman, GA.,
several nieces and nephews as
well as her five pet dogs.
Funeral services will be at
11:00 am on Saturday, May 21,
2011 from the Burgess Chapel
of Oxley-Heard with Reverend
Frank Camarotti, officiating.
Mrs. Lee will be laid to rest
following the services in the
Active pallbearers will be:
David White, Lee Sikes, Walter
Fail, Ray Lee, Dillon Braddock
and Benji Lee.
Honorary pallbearers will be
Hartford Waters.
Her family will receive
friends from 5:00-7:00 pm today,
at the funeral home.
Please share her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com.
Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors

Job fair set for May 23

The 2011 Annual Job Fair
will be held May 23 from 9 a.m.-
2 p.m. at the Prime Osborn
Convention Center in Jackson-
ville, and on June 27 from 8 a.m.-
2 p.m. at the Amway Center in
These events draw thou-
sands of job seekers and match
them with local employers who
are ready to hire. Walmart,
Wachovia, Wells Fargo, Baptist
Medical Center, CSX Transpor-


station and Jacksonville Trans-
portation Authority are just a
few of the participating employ-
Registration is not required.
On-site mini workshops will be
'available to help people sharpen
their job-hunting skills, and a
number of community resource
and social service agencies have
been invited to share their pro-
grams and services with job

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Speaker to focus on suicide awareness

Learn about a family approach to sui-
cide awareness and prevention at the May
Breakfast Series offered by the Nassau
County office of Family Support Services
of North Florida (FSS) on Tuesday at 9
FSS is the lead agency providing adop-
tion, foster care, transitioning youth serv-
ices and family preservation in Nassau
and Duval counties.
The monthly program for social serv-
ices professionals, foster/adoptive parents,
relative caregivers, foster/adoptive-par-
ents-to-be and the general public will be
held at the FSS Nassau Office, 87001
Professional Way in Yulee. *
Continental breakfast and networking
begin at 8:30 am. Register to attend by

Tips to trim

vacation costs

For the News-Leader

To paraphrase Yogi
Berra, when it comes to gas
prices, this is like d6jA vu all
over again. Instability in
Africa and the Middle East,
among other factors, has
driven up pump prices to lev-
els we haven't seen since the
summer of 2008.
Unfortunately for those
planning their summer vaca-
tions, higher fuel prices are
impacting many travel-relat-
ed costs:
If you're driving, the
cost to fill the tank has
S tially .
sihce last
4 fares,
which are
largely driven by fuel costs,
are way up.
Food is generally more
expensive to account for
increased shipping costs.
Hotels and other busi-
nesses are also passing
along their increased energy
costs to consumers.
Because the last few
Years have been stressful on
everyone, you probably need
to recharge your batteries
now more than ever. Here
are a few tips for planning a
vacation that won't break the
First, be realistic about
what you can afford. Racking
up debt can be almost as
stressful as no vacation at all,
so examine how vacation
spending will affect your
overall budget. Create a trip
budget and try to anticipate
all potential expenses. It's
amazing how quickly unan-
ticipated expenses can torpe-
do your budget. Consider
things like:
Airfare include taxes,
fees for extra or overweight
baggage, transportation to
and from the airport, in-flight
meals and entertainment,
Car rentals factor in
taxes, gas, fill-up penalties
and insurance (although
check your auto insurance
and credit card policies to
ensure you don't pay for
duplicate coverage).
Hotel/lodging don't
forget taxes and other local
fees, charges for
phone/internet, room serv-
ice, tips, etc.
Entertainment -
include meals, event admis-
sion and ticket-ordering
charges, transit passes or

calling 225-5347 by today.
Susan Spinella, training coordinator for
Daniel's Adolescent Suicide Awareness
and Prevention Project, will present: A
Family Approach to Suicide Awareness
and Prevention How to Talk About It.
Spinella will discuss how'to identify the
risk factors of suicide, the importance of
family in reducing risk, how to talk to fam-
ily members about depression and sui-
cide, and where to go for help. She will also
explain the correlation between mental
health issues, substance abuse and sui-
Spinella has more than 20 years of expe-
rience in social services and holds a mas-
ter's degree in health administration. She
also has nearly 10 years' experience in

Racking up debt can
be almost as stressful
as no vacation at all,
so examine how
vacation spending.
will affect your
.overall budget.

taxis, sporting equipment
rental, babysitters and spe-
cial clothing or accessory
requirements (sunscreen,
Cell phone roaming
charges, especially in foreign
countries, remote locations
and at ea. Ask your carrier
ahead of time to avoid nasty
Practical Money Skills for
Life, a free personal financial
management program run
by Visa Inc., has a handy
web-based travel calculator
that can help you estimate
travel costs and rejigger
them to meet your budget
needs (www.practical-
moneyskills.com/travel). It's
also available as a free
iPhone app, which you can
download from iTunes.
Search for deals on
flights, hotels and rental cars
at popular sites such as
Orbitz, Travelocity, Kayak,
Expedia, Priceline and
Travelzoo. But beware:
Before clicking "confirm,".
make sure the final price
matches the initial quote and
that your seat is still avail-
Consider a "staycation,"
where you become a tourist
in your own area and save on
travel and lodging costs.
Make sure you treat it like a
true vacation, however, and
don't get trapped doing rou-
tine chores. If you're at a loss
for what to do, here are a few
Read reviews of local
restaurants, museums, spas
and more atwww.yelp.com.
Search for local attrac-
tions you've never visited at
or www.usatourist.com.
Browse upcoming local
events at www.eventfuil.com.
If gardening relaxes
you, dedicate time to spruc-
ing up your yard. If you hate
it, splurge on a gardener.
Use money you save by
not traveling to hire a house-
cleaner after your staycation
so you won't have to'think
about cleaning.
Jason Alderman directs
Visa's financial education

AMVETS to provide bells

for national cemetery

AMVETS of Nassau
County Post 2007 has sent
$15,000 to the AMVETS
National Service Foundation
to help fund. a bell tower and


5O State Rep. TH.
"Tommy" Askins
Introduced legisla-
iYEARS tion to name the
14th Street bridge
over Egans Creek the John T
Ferreira Bridge.
May 18, 1961
S A 16-year-old boy
Sled police on a car
chase from St.
YEARS Augustine to
--- Camden County,
Ga., where he crashed into a
tree. May 22, 1986
1 O In response to an
Inmate lawsuit, an
Expert ruled that the
YEARS Nassau County Jail,
while outdated, pro-
vided the best possible condi-
tions he had seen there in a
May 18, 2001

music system at the new
Jacksonville National
Cemetery on Lannie Road,
Post 2007 Commander Jack
Howarter announced.
The next step is to have
the bell tower and music sys-
tem installed. According to
Howarter and Post Finance
Officer Dana Wine and the
National Service Foundation,
the purchase and installation
will cost another $20,000,
which must be raised from
This will be a memorial
that will honor fallen heroes.
When a loved one is interred
at the National Cemetery, the
family and friends will hear
the playing of beautiful bell
music and Taps.
Any person, business or
organization that would like
to contribute to the carillon
bell project may send checks
or money orders to: AMVETS
Bell Project, P.O. Box 262,
Hilliard, FL 32046.
AMVETS is a not-for-prof-
it 501c(3) (19) veterans' organ-
ization. All contributions are

child welfare within agencies providing
mental health services.
The Breakfast Learning Series is
offered by the FSS- Nassau Office on the
fourth Tuesday of every month. The edu-
cational program features a guest speaker
who shares information, trends and insight
into social services issues.
The FSS Nassau Office is located in.
the Lofton Professional Plaza, off AlA, 2-
1/2 miles east of US 17.
The FSS Nassau Office serves the
Nassau County community as a local
resource center for child protection serv-
ices and family preventive services by part-
nering with other area social services agen-
cies, such as Children's Home Society and
Micah's Place.


Park ontest event will include a 5K event
and tons of family fun. For
The American Academy more information call (912)
for Park and Recreation 882-4927.
Administration, in partner-
ship with the National Un COUISeS
Recreation and Park Gary W. Belson
Association, recently Associates Inc. offers gun
announced the Florida courses at the Range &
Department of Educational Training Center
Environmental Protection's in Nassau County.
Florida Park Service as final- A Concealed Weapon
ists for the 2011 National License Course will be
Gold Medal Awards for offered May 25 and 27 at 6:15
Excellence in Park and p.m. A Basic with Defensive
Recreation Management Tactics Course will be
Florida is currently the offered May 28 at 7:45 a.m.
nation's first and only two- For information and
time Gold Medal winner, scheduling contact Belson at
receiving the award in 1999 491-8358,476-2037 or gbel-
and 2005. son@bellsouth.net. Visit
To commemorate this www.TheBelson Group.com.
occasion Florida State Parks bie d e
is hosting its first-ever video CraeS Cos
contest. Through May 31, The Nassau County
visitors are encouraged to Public Library System will be
submit a video to show why closed on Monday, May 30
Florida's state parks are the for the Memorial Day holi-
best. Entries are eligible to day. The book drops will
win a Family Annual remain open.
Entrance Pass or a copy of D al
the Florida State Parks IgniWI e
Passport. For contest details At its June meeting, the
visit www.floridastate Nassau Sierra Group will
parks.org/thingstodo/video, welcome Barb Zoodsma, a
contest.cfm. biologist with NOAA who
coordinates the Right
Pancake breakfaSt Whale Recovery Program in
The Nassau Civitan Club the Southeastern United
will hold a pancake breakfast States. Zoodsma will
fundraiser at Applebee's on present "Lessons Learned
Sadler Road on May 21 from from the Life and Death of
8-10 a.m. Breakfast includes #3911," the intriguing story
pancakes, eggs, bacon/ and film clips about a two-
sausage, coffee/juice. year-old entangled female
Tickets are $8. Proceeds will right whale.
benefit Special Olympics and The meeting will be held
similar projects. For informa- June 1 at 7 p.m. at the
tion call 321-2526. Council on Aging on 18th
Street. Please bring your cof-
BloOd dive fee cups (a Sierra tradition).
SA Fernandina Beach com- Refreshments provided. For
munity blood drive will be information contact Ray
held May 21 from 10 a.m.-3 Roberts at 415-0712.
p.m. at Publix and from 11
a.m.-4 p.m. at Kmart For B eaved parents
information visit www.igive- The Bereaved Parents
blood.com. Support Group on Amelia
Island meets at 7 p.m. on the
IVi ns CO Se first Thursday of each month
AARP will offer a driver's at the Parish Hall in St
safety program for ages 55 Peter's Episcopal Church,
and older from 8:45 a.m. to corner of Atlantic Avenue
noon May 23 and 24, hosted and Eighth Street,
by First Presbyterian Fernandina Beach.
Church, Fernandina Beach. The meetings are open for
Cost is $12 for AARP mem- the benefit of parents of
bers arid $14 for others. Nassau County and sur-
Class size is limited and early rounding areas who have suf-
registration is suggested by fered the loss of. a child and
calling 261-3837. Upon com- seek a compassionate group
pletion of the course, you can for support. P
save on your automobile lease, call Penny Kelley
insurance. (261-8632) or Mary Martha
Embry (206-0177) for infor-
Ten COUrt mation if needed.
Nassau County Teen
Court will be held May 24 at Non-profit
the Nassau County Judicial fkmrL r
Annex, 76347 Veterans Way
in Yulee. Sessions begin at 6 As a fundraiser, Women of
p.m.' Power's (a subsidiary of
Students ages 11-18 are LaVerne Mitchell Ministry)
invited to participate. To be economic development com-
on the volunteer jury or act ponent is assisting individu-
as attorneys, court clerks als or organizations interest-
and bailiffs, sign up at your ed in securing a tax-exempt,
school guidance office or at 501 (a)3 designation for an
court. To participate as an affordable fee.
attorney, see Coordinator The acquisition of a
Charles Griffin, who assigns 501 (c)3 empowers the
the rotating positions. recipient to apply for
Volunteers need to arrive all types of grant funding for
between 5:30 and 6 p.m. For project initiatives. A 30-day
information call Griffin at turnaround time is guaran- '
548-4600. teed.
For information call
Theater camp LaVerne Mitchell at (904)
Registration for Theater 699-7477 or Valerie Baker at
for Kids, the summer theater (904) 635-8789.
camp offered by Fernandina
Little Theatre for youths ages Food addics
6-11, is set for May 26 at 7:15 Food Addicts Anonymous
p.m. at FLT, 1014 Beech St. (FAA) meets on Wednesdays
The 10-day program will at 7 p.m. at the Alachua Club,
begin June 15 and conclude located at Third and Alachua
with three public perform- streets (use the Third Street
ances of a fully-staged show. entrance).
Daytime sessions will be For information contact
Monday-Friday, 1:30-3:30 Jackie at 310-6680 or Nancy
p.m.; performances will be at 310-6806.
June 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. A _m
and June 26 at 2:30 p.m. The A Lm tgS
fee per child is $50. For infor- Alcoholics Anonymous
mation contact FLT at fit- meetings for people who
play@peoplepc.com or 206- have, or think they may'
2607. have, a drinking problem
are held Mondays at noon
Fun expO and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at
The Tribune & Georgian Prince of Peace Lutheran
will host its annual Fun in the Church, on Atlantic
Sun Expo on May 28 from 8 Avenue across from Fort
a.m.-6 p.m. at the St. Marys Clinch State Park. Please
Waterfront Park in down- enter the meetings through
town St. Marys, Ga. This the side door.


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'Daddy 's girl' a police captain

Community Newspapers
Renee Braddock is the first
female to be promoted to
captain in law enforcement in
the Nassau County Sheriff's
Braddock has served as a
deputy with the sheriff's office
since December 1992.
"She's the first one on the
law enforcement operation
side," said Sheriff Tommy

She s
sharp. She's
super," he
added. "In
just two
weeks she's
already fell in
and is doing a
Braddock great job."
The West
Nassau High
School graduate became inter-
ested in law enforcement
after finishing a criminology
class at the former Florida

Community College at
Jacksonville. She went on to
earn a bachelor's degree in
criminology at Florida State
University in 1991.
Working for the NCSO
afforded her the opportunity
to pursue her career inter-
"I just want to project a mes-
sage that the sheriffs office has
established through its mission
statement to serve the 'com-
munity first,'" Braddock said.
"That's our goal- it is to serve

and protect and to meet the
needs of the community as best
we can."
She expressed her appreci-
ation for her dad, Hugh
Graham, who retired from fed-
eral law enforcement. Her
mother, Callahan Mayor Shirley
Graham, provided a solid, struc-
tured family life.
"I was a daddy's girl,"
Braddock said. "He was an
example and I looked to him.
My mother has also had an
influence on who I am today."

String of burglaries related?


A Fernandina Beach pet
grooming business was bur-
gled Monday night or Tuesday
morning, the latest in a string of
break-ins that police say may
be related.
Fernandina Beach Police
were summoned about 6 a.m.
Tuesday to Hot Paws Pet
Grooming, Boarding and Day
Care, 1008 S. Eighth St, after a
passerby noticed that someone
had apparently broken in
through the front door.
"They knocked out the front
door glass of the business,"said
Capt. Mark Foxworth, opera-
tions division commander of
the Fernandina Beach Police
Department. "The only prop-
erty that was taken was cash,



loses pay
Community Newspapers
A Hilliard Middle-Senior
High School teacher ar-
rested during a St. Johns
County sex sting has lost his
The Nassau County
School Board voted May 12
to overturn Joshua Michael
Johnson's earlier suspension
with pay and instead place
him on suspension without
pay effective May 13.
Johnson has been employed
with the school district since
Johnson, 29, of 86018
Harrahs Place, Yulee, was
one of-17 men arrested dur-
ing a five-day sting operation
in late April for allegedly
attempting to sexually exploit
Johnson was charged
with using a computer
service to seduce or solicit a
child and obscene commu-
nication and travel to
meet after the use of a com-
puter to lure a child, both
felonies. He was released
May 2 after posting a $50,000
Johnson and the other
men were arrested during a
multi-agency sting called
"Operation Sheepdog" in
which undercover detectives
posed as juveniles online and
arranged to meet suspects
at a house in St. Johns
County, according to the St.
Johns County Sheriff's

RAISH Continuedfrom 1A
which just became public this
week, state troopers drew
Buzzard's blood for the toxi-
cology test and asked
Mulkearns to get him a taxi.
Mulkearns wrote that while
they waited for the cab,
Buzzard asked him what was
going to happen.
"Mr. Buzzard was still
oblivious to the fact that he
had struck a pedestrian and
I had to remind him of the
severity of his traffic crash,"
Mulkearns wrote.
Both Leeper and Assistant
State Attorney Wesley White
said Buzzard was not arrest-
ed at the scene because the
toxicology results would give
authorities an exact picture of
his level of impairment, allow-
ing him to be charged appro-
A review of local driving
under the influence charges
reveals that it is routine for
accused drunk drivers to bec
arrested and booked into the
Nassau County Jail.


just a small amount of cash."
Foxworth said none of the
animals being boarded at the
facility was harmed.
The burglary is the latest of
several break-ins and attempted
break-ins in the area. Arte's
Pizza, 109 N. Third St., and
Joe's Second Street Bistro, 14 S.
Second St., were burgled May
5-6, and someone attempted
unsuccessfully to break into
Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St.
About $200 worth of wine and
beer was stolen from Arte's,
Pizza, and about $700 in cash
from Joe's Second Street Bistro.
Also burgled in the early
morning hours of May 6 was a
Yulee restaurant, Ciao Italian
Bistro, located at 474305 SR
200. In that incident, a cash reg-
ister worth $200 was stolen.
On May 9, police responded

to a call from the Marina
Restaurant, 101 Centre St., and
found that someone had unsuc-
cessfully attempted to force
entry into the restaurant and
had stolen an exterior sign from
the wall by the main entrance.
On May 10, police were dis-
patched to Sandy Bottoms
restaurant, 2910 Atlantic Ave.,
and found that someone had
broken in through a roof-access
door, though nothing was
Surveillance tapes from
Joe's Second Street Bistro and
Cafe Karibo appear to show the
same suspect, a white 'male
wearing a blue beanie cap,
white shirt and blue shorts.
Foxworth said Wednesday that
the other burglaries could be
related as well.
"We're looking at them in

both ways both as being con-
nected and if there's anything
that stands out about them indi-
vidually," he said. "We do sus-
pect that one person or group of
persons may be responsible for
all of them, but we're not ruling
out that they could be individ-
Foxworth said the public -
and especially business own-
ers should keep a lookout for
unusual activity.
"We really look at public
safety as a partnership between
us and the public, so if any
member of the public or a busi-
ness owner sees anything out of
the ordinary or suspicious, we
really encourage them to give
us a call."
The number to call is 277-

Yulee man, 83, dies

after tire explodes

A Yulee man was killed
Wednesday when a tire he was
inflating exploded, according
to the Nassau County Sheriff's
Paul Burton, _83, 962.83,
Freeman 'Ro'ad, was pro-
nounced ..dead at Shafids
Jacksonville Medical Center fol-
lowing the accident, said
Undersheriff Gordon Bass.
"It looks like at about 2:30
p.m. he was out working on a
tire on a vehicle, a truck that
was on his property," Bass said
Thursday. "The valve stem was
situated on the tire such that
he had to lean over the tire as
he was inflating it. It appears
that the tire exploded and, a
piece of the tire struck him in
the face.
"His wife heard the explo-
sion and walked out and dis-
covered him," Bass said. "He
was transported to the hospital
and later pronounced
Bass said the sheriff's office
had assigned a detective to
the case -which he called stan-
dard procedure in accidental

"Any time there's a death
involved, we're going to
respond. This was undeter-
mined, naturally, so we need-
ed to assign it to a detective," he
said. "Bear in mind, we're going
to respond to accidental deaths,
intentional deaths, industrial
accidents anything like that
where a death is involved.?'
He said that the case would
remain nominally open until a

medical examiner reported an
official cause of death.
"There will be an autopsy
done. They'll determine the
actual cause of death," he said.
"Even though it was acciden-
tal, there will be a medical
cause or something medically
resulting from the accident
that actually caused the
Obituary, 2A

Continuedfrom ]A
said Commissioner Stacy
Johnson. "It's a tough time for
the people of this county."
"For the record, I'd like to
say that there was only one
other constitutional officer
who told us during the (budg-
et) presentations that they
could decrease their budget,"
said Commissioner Walter
Boatright. "The rest of them
told us there was no cutting to
be done."
Seagraves said after the
meeting that finding areas to
cut wasn't an easy task.
"We worked on it," he said.
"We whittled and whittled and
Some of that whittling

14TH Continuedfrom 1A
he and his staff asked for the
sidewalks and additional turn
lanes at the intersection of
Beech and South 14th "based
upon years of requests from
commissioners and residents
about the lack of such facilities
on the busy 14th Street corri-
McCranie suggested that,
if the sidewalk project is done
only on one side, it should be
on the west side of South 14th
Street because there is only
one tree on that side that
would have to be cut down,
compared to 18 on the east
side. He estimated a sidewalk
on one side from Hickory
Street to Atlantic Avenue
would cost an additional
$50,000. The cost to add turn
lanes at Beech and South 14th
was estimated to be an addi-
tional $100,000, according to
Commissioners overall
appeared to be in favor of
adding the sidewalks and
north/south turn lanes at
Beech Street, even though the
city would have to pay for the
additional projects.
City Manager Michael
Czymbor saidithe entire South
14th Street project has been
discussed between the city
and county for 10 years, and
the present time was a good
opportunity to get everything
done the right way. He sug-
gested the city have the addi-
tional projects designed, bid
out and brought back for final
McCranie said if the city
wants to have a second design

came in the form of layoffs,
he said. Seagraves recently
eliminated four positions at
the Nassau County Detention
Center, although he said he
gave those employees the
opportunity to transfer within
the sheriff's office.
"Some did, some didn't,"
he said.
Seagraves said he'd also
eliminated the traffic unit for
the time being and reassigned
its officers.
"We're in tough economic
times," he said. "(People)
shouldn't be able to get
away with crime, but we
shouldn't be sitting there
trying for entrapment to take
the food out of people's

plan with the additional proj-
ects, the cost would be
absorbed in with the project.
"That is a vital little corri-
dor," said Commissioner Eric
Childers. He noted that turn-
ing left on Beech Street when
headed north often causes a
backup of seven or eight cars.
"We've got to pay the bill," he
said. "I think that's a good
investment. Let's do it right,
we've waited a long time for
Mayor Susan Steger said
she agreed the city should
plan for the additional projects
and bid them out, to see what
it would cost the city.
Czymbor said later that if
the entire project is approved,
it probably won't happen until
next fiscal year. City resources
such as the 1/8-cent sales tax
would be used to pay for the
additional projects, he said.
The county, he said, would pay
for half the $50,000 cost for
the sidewalks if that project
gets the go-ahead.
County Engineer Scott
Herring noted at the August
meeting that the county has
capital improvement funds
available that are not limited
like impact fees, and that there
is potential funding for side-
McCranie said the city
would have to come up with a
final decision by June 21 so
the project can get final
approval from the county.
McCranie said notices
have been sent out to the 70
homeowners with properties
on South 14th Street adjacent
to the upcoming project.

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Island Plantation.
Owner Dmina Martin offers a wide selection of
items with little ones in mind.
We carry a variery of clothes and toys from
around the U.S. and some European countries as
Martin worked in retail management after college.
When she decided to open her own store, she
took business development classes to familiarize
herself with the business side of retailing.
Dina chose to open a children's store because
she enjoyed working in retail and being around
She wanted, to create a whimsical atmosphere in
the shop using an animal that children could enjoy,
so she chose monkeys.
With the help of family and friends, Monkey Barrel
was opened in March 1996 and its been a source
of fun and fulfillment ever since.
"It's been great and my family loves to help me
with unpacking inventory, merchandising and
Patrons will find clothing in sizes from newborn to
size 10 for boys and size 14 for girls and a good
selection of toys including puzzles. games, dolls,
and cars as well as beach and pool toys. stuffed
animals and arts and crafts kits.

Business hours at Monkey
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6 p.m. Monday
Saturday & 11
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Sunday. Visit with
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I started to tell you about all of the things I
wish I'd learned by now, but the list was too
embarrassing to publish. Instead, I am shar-
ing my list of the things I would advise a
young person to learn along the way to adult-
Learn to swim. That skill will give you
hours of enjoyment. Heaven forbid it should
prove to be a lifesaver one day.
Learn a martial art. It will get you in the
habit of exercising and will help you stay fit all
of your life. Besides, it can be a tough world
out there.
Learn the words of the "Star Spangled
Banner" and the Pledge of Allegiance. It
would be embarrassing to flub either.
Keep copies of the Declaration of
Independence and the Bill of Rights in your
library. Read them periodically. You will be a
voter one day, and an informed citizenry is
vital to a healthy government.
Learn the Flag Code so you can display it
properly, and then do so. A lot of us have dedi-
cated a good portion of our lives to making
sure that it continues to wave.
Keep your holy book handy. It's always a
good read. I'm not about to get into a theolog-
ical discussion in this age of political correct-
ness, but if you believe it, live it. Try to help
others do the same.
Learn your multiplication tables. It's humil-
iating to ask how much 9 times 7 is. Even the
most mundane events in your life will require
the simple math skills you're supposed to be
learning in school.
Learn how to convert metric measure-
ments into the English system. The sciences
use liters, meters and grams to measure stuff,
as does a good portion of the world.
Learn how to convert Celsius into
Fahrenheit Several professions use the .
Celsius scale, as does most of Europe. It
would be nice to know the temperature out-
side your hotel room when you finally get to
take that trip to Paris or Vladivostok.
Learn the 24-hour clock. The rest of the
world uses it, as do several professions,
including medicine and aviation. Besides, it's
less confusing. Is your crazy aunt arriving on
the 2a.m. plane or on the afternoon flight? If
someone had told you that she's coming in at
1400, you could have slept in and had a
leisurely brunch.
While you're at it, learn how to read a com-
pass. We're used to the weather guessers
telling us that the wind is out of the southeast

at 10 miles an hoIur. But
so1 some pop1k', like silot'-s and
airplane pilots, want to know
that it's coining out of 147
d'L-rees on the comlpass,
affectionately called o'ne-
S four-seven. It's a little morec
exact so they know where to
Point the things they're driv-
riTV ing.
CITY Become fluent in at least.
SIDEBAR one other language. The
media have made us a global
socievy'It's no longer suffi-
Cara Curtin client to speak English only.
Pick a language that appeals
to you and learn to read and speak it. I have
known chemistry majors who were taking a
minor in German because so much reference
material was in that language.
Knowing the phonetic alphabet comes in
handy. The letters B, V, T, and C sound simi-
lar, especially over the telephone or radio. But
there's no mistaking Bravo, Victor, Thngo, or
Charlie. law enforcement and the military
use variations of this alphabet, so if you're
contemplating a career in either, now's the
time to learn.
SLearn how to put a new light bulb socket
on a lamp. What a handy thing to know! And
it saves you the trouble of finding a friend to
do it for you, or worse yet, paying someone to
do it.
Learn how to install or repair a doorknob.
It's one of the great mysteries of life, bti oince
You've cracked it, you will be able to rid'yobur-
self of ugly knobs or fix those that don't work
well. Somehow, my handyman isn't particular-
ly interested in teaching me this life skill.'l
suspect that he wants me to pay him to do..it.
Learn how to replace the rinardk ol your'
toilet tank. I would be rich if I had the money
I've given all of the plumbers over the years to
do this simple job for me.
Learn the differences between appraise
and apprise, further and farther, affect and -
effect, and who and whom. Youi will be light
years ahead of most of the people in the
But most of all, develop the lifelong habit
of saying please, thank you arid help. It would-
n't hurt to learn to say these words in several
other languages.
So, thank you for reading this nifty list, aiid
please pass it along to the young people in
your life; they will benefit from your help.

Learn about new Boys & Girls Club

The public is invited to attend a reception to
learn about plans for a new Boys & Girls Club
in Fernandina Beach.
The formal presentation will last about 30
minutes and will be followed by a question and
answer session. Reserve a place by calling 261-
8666 or mailing info@bgcnassau.org.
Receptions are scheduled:
May 26 at 5:30 p.ni. at the Qmni Amelia
Island Plantation acquet Park.
June 2 at 6 p.m. at the North Hahipioni
Clubhouse in Yulee.
*. June 7 at 6 p.m. at the Peck Conter in

Fernandina Beach.
June 23 at 5:30) p.m. at The Golf Club of
Amelia Island.
The current club, in a former residence at
South 11th and Indigo streets, is too small for
the number of children using its programs each
day.. he'new club on Lime Street would accom-
modate more than 240 children.
More than $1.4 million of the projected $1.8
million cost 'l wl been -Faisedraccording to Bill
'dower, pi ci(Tchi of the,Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau County Foundation. The receptions
explain the project and how to contribute.

Uncle Sam and auto firms

The greatest example of
:iito manufacturer involve-
ment with our federal govern-
ment has to be war efforts,
w ith World War II maybe the
or-'atest example. The fact
that we had this production
capacity which could be con-
verted to building tanks and
airplanes gave us an advantage
that made a difference in the
outcome of our country's
lut uire. It could be said that the
Michigan-based auto compa-
nies had a lot to do with the
WWII outcome.
Fast-forward to the last 24
months and things get a lot
less easy to assess. Wording is
a powerful thing, as all of us
know, and "bailout" has to
rank towards the bottom of
the list in describing an assis-
tance effort. Farmers, for
instance, get "subsidies" from
the government, a much
friendlier word. Bailing some-
one out is most associated
with jail and should never have
been used for anything a gov-
ernment entity is involved
I was very conflicted when
the government was asked
and agreed to financially inter-
vene with General Motors and
Chrysler. With Freddie and

Fannie, big
banks, AIG
and others
involved with
very expen-
sive and
initiatives, it
was bad tim-
ing from a
KEFFER'S perception
CORNER standpoint.
~ The"B"
word being
RickKeffer used was an
extension of

those other industries and
stigmatized the automotive
effort. Ford benefited from
being a "non-bailout" manufac-
turer, to their credit. Most of
that evaluation and consumer
sentiment has given way to
, product and dealership deci-
sions versus assistance labels.
Market forces outweigh spin
in the long run.
Today, it looks like the
loans will be repaid with inter-
est and that we will never
know what might have been
the outcome of GM and/or
Chrysler's fate without the
government's activity. It could
have been catastrophic not
only for the manufacturers,
but for the much larger num-

ber of personnel employed by
dealerships and auto-related
businesses. We might be deep-
er in recession and see much
higher unemployment than we
do today. It is hard for a free
market person like myself to
spit out that it might have
been a good thing for the fed-
eral support to have hap-
pened. But today, it seems like
it is working and gives history
a chance to say it did.
There are still questions to
be answered about the pay-
back and getting some of the
stakeholders out of the mix.
Today, GM and Chrysler are
adding jobs, building more
product and helping get our
economy going again. Regard-
less of what's in your driveway,
these companies making it is a
positive and we need all the
good news we can get.
Let's hope building tanks
and asking for loans are two
things the car business isn't
forced to revisit anytime soon.
Remember that tomorrow,
May 21, is.Armed Forces Day.
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ates Rick Keffer Dodge Chrysler
Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
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FRIDAY. MAY 20. 2011 OPINION News-Leader


The 113th Legislative We need to be
Session was perhaps the most recognize the ver:
difficult session in modern choices that we fa
history. Facing a $4 billion There is no magic
budget shortfall was a daunt- from which we cai
ing task. The fact that this budgets gaps and
shortfall followed over $8 bil- We must recognize
lion in budget shortfalls over ing taxes will only
the previous three years made less competitive vw,
it even more difficult ($2.3 bil- states, all of which
lion shortfall in 2008-9; $3.3 ing hard to attract
billion shortfall in 2009-10 and investment and jo
$2.6 billion shortfall in 2010- states.
11). Also, the knowledge that It was very diff
revenue projections for 2012- watch as children'
13 forecast a $2.8 billion short- competed with th
fall and a $1.9 billion budget and the disabled c
shortfall in 2012-14 were a with decisions ove
clear sign that systemic fund our public sc
changes needed to be made. area was spared r
I received hundreds of and priorities wen
emails asking the legislature over how we could
to make education funding a needs. Allocations
priority. We did; education ed for the budget
received 51 percent of general committee memb
revenue funding the largest craft budgets with
allocation of all. I heard from resources. I can as
hurting small businesses who many members w
asked that the legislature not working on spread
increase taxes. We honored ing to find a way t
your request and we didn't the impact of cuts
raise taxes. In the final days of mized.
session, the legislature also The decision th
heeded the numerous ers had to make w
requests to restore library to cut services to c
funding. reduce state govern

ends:'Easy mone)

honest and
y tough
ce as a state.
n close
protect jobs.
;e that rais-
make us
ith other
Share work-
bs to their

icult to
s groups
e elderly;
er how to
hools. No
e debated
[ balance
were creat-
areas and -
ers had to
in those
assure you
ere up late
Sheets try-
o ensure
was mini-

hat lawmak-
'as whether
citizens or
nment and

state sector
The decision
J was to
reduce state
4. sector
and protect
access to the
STATE services that
STaT so many citi-
REP zens depend
Florida will
JanetAdkins reduce 4,528
state jobs.
Approximately 1,250 were
occupied positions; the
remaining positions were
In the area of education,
the available revenues
decreased not only in state
funding, but also in local fund-
ing. This is due to falling prop-
erty values, consumption of
federal stimulus funding and
the majority of voters reject-
ing the 0.25 millage tax
increase. The fact is that the
federal stimulus funds
masked the pain of a declining
housing market and allowed
the legislature to hold public
sector employees and servic-
es harmless while waiting for
the economy to improve.
One of the reasons the
reductions are painful is
because when Florida's econ-
omy was vibrant and growing,
spending in Tallahassee esca-
lated and the budget bal-
looned to an unsustainable
$73.8 billion. It was common-
place to see large requests for
"member projects" and to
hand out funds for worthy
projects in the community. No
more! Since I was elected in
2008, there have been no
member projects and the days
of easy money are gone.
Instead we have been saddled
with the hard work of reduc-
ing the budget to balance our
needs within our resources.
I have made small busi-
ness expansion a center focus
.of my efforts to help ensure
that we provide small busi-
ness owners with the help
they need to invest, take on
the risk of business growth
and to start making decisions
that will result in job growth.
The Select Committee on
Governmental Reorganization
took up as our top priority a
discussion on how to consoli-
date and sharpen our state
focus on helping small busi-
ness owners find a path for-

ward. Last October we had a
town hall meeting on jobs and
economic recovery and invit-
ed all the state agencies for
this day-long workshop. I was
surprised we had so many
competing state entities all
charged with similar responsi-
bilities and none were work-
ing towards the collaborative
goals that would ensure the
best use of our limited
resources. I believe the new
state agency will ensure
appropriate oversight of how
state dollars are used to drive
economic growth and oppor-
tunity; and will add great
value to small business own-
ers as they weigh whether to
invest in Florida and grow
their business.
I believe that small busi-
ness ownership is the path to
recovery in the job market
and will also bring new and
innovative approaches to the
challenges ahead. We must
encourage people to reach out
-and grab the second half of
the American dream and seek
a stake in small business own-
ership as they consider new
ideas that will add value and
create a stronger economy.
Here locally working with
local elected leaders and small
business owners we were suc-
cessful in passing legislation
(HB 1317) that would enable
us to target areas for job
growth and create the flexibili-
ty that our local county com-
missioners need to authorize
changes that will spur devel-
opment and get people back
to work.
The legislature also
repealed many outdated laws
and rules that were on the
books, between Gov. Scott
and lawmakers in both cham-
bers laws were eliminated cre-
ating more common sense
and reducing the impact of
these restrictions on the lives
of citizens. Some rules and
laws had outlived their useful-
ness and it made sense to
clean the books and eliminate
those requirements that no
longer served the greater pub-
lic interest I was fortunate to
be appointed to the House
Rulemaking Committee and
the Joint Administrative
Procedures Committee
(JAPC). JAPC is composed of
House and Senate members
to provide oversight of state
agencies' proposed rules to
ensure they are constitutional
and do not extend beyond the


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authority granted in the law. major issues a
This past legislative ses- face Floridians
sion I also worked to protect that we will co
the good work at Northeast education a top
Florida State Hospital. budget and th;
Privatization for the sake of our economy
privatization is not good state central focus c
policy. The research demon- While I have r
states that the state-run facili- requests for th
ty in Baker County is by far not to make cut
the most cost effective state sympathetic to
facility that cares for those in affect individu
need of a secured facility. we must undei
While reductions were made Florida is com
to all the state facilities, the nomic opportu
North East Florida State other states. W
Hospital will remain a major acknowledge t
economic rainmaker for the will endure pai
citizens in Baker County. It is not a matt
Privatization of state pris- pain. We must
ons emerged as a South nomic climate
Florida issue and did not where we attra
affect the state run prisons investment an
that are a vital part of the vate sector.
economy in rural North As a nation
Florida. The important roles face these tough
that these facilities play in sta- er and work to
bilizing the economy in North that will create
Florida is not lost on lawmak- economic reco
ers and we stood ready to create and inn
ensure that we would make impact of the c
the same arguments for them make today wi
that we made for the state our state to be
mental health treatment facili- we work toward
ties. In Tallahassee the details new investment
do matter and focusing on the No one in your
facts before the issue surfaces welcomes the
is critical. choices that li
Medicaid reform will are indeed diffi
change how Florida manages everyone and*
the access to care for almost 3 to rebalance 01
million Floridians who, rely on ensure we mei
Medicaid for health care. The must examine
changes are significant and can do to create
will promote greater efficien- Florida.
cies in how systems of care Building a 1
are assembled and how they will require sa
impact on the care needs of many Floridiai
the most vulnerable citizens. the collapse of
Nassau, Duval, Baker and markets these
Clay counties have already been reality foi
been involved in the Medicaid and now the pi
reform pilot program and, the to other sector
major changes they will expe- plan ahead, yo
rience will center on the solutions are v
enrollment of the long-term must work tog
care population. With the ideas and prop
expected implementation of help bring pro
federal health reform in 2014, Florida.
Floridians can expect We are now
Medicaid rolls to expand by 1 presentations 1
million new people and a cost elected boards
increase of an additional $1 sions that serv
billion. There is no magic for- throughout Nc
mula by which these new My staff and I
costs will be paid for other to each commu
than looking for new the impact oft
approaches that improve effi- sion. The dates
ciencies and improvingthe ,, sentations will
economic rate ot growth able on our we
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Life's been good to me so far

I t's the evening of May 16. In a few hours,
I'll be 57 years old a little longer in the
tooth, a few more "smile" crinkles and,
hopefully, a tad wiser. I have a wife of 33
years with whom I'm still madly in love, two
wonderful sons, two terrific daughters-in-law,
the best grandson on the planet and, in a cou-
ple more months, I'll have the most wonderful
granddaughter in the world. I have my health,
good friends, a good job and a young outlook
on life. What else can a man ask for?
An older friend of mine often tells me that
any day this side of the grass is a good one. I
concur. Like the old Joe Walsh song goes,
"Life's been good to me so far."
The aging process is a funny thing. When
you're six, you can't wait to be 10. When
you're 10, you yearn to be 12. A 12-year-old
dreams of being a teenager. All a teenager
wants to be is an adult, hopefully one that
never gets old. From there on out, it's a race
against time and, in the end, time always fin-
ishes first. No one gets out alive, so why
worry about it? I like the old story about the
guy who goes careening through life at break-
neck speed, tumbles head over tea kettle into
eternity, skids up to the Pearly Gates in a
cloud of d(lust and when St. Pete asks him "Are
you OK, my son?" the fellow grins and says,
"Yessir, and hot damn, what a ride it was get-
ting here."
I guess you have to be practically old

before it finally sinks into
y your thick skull that life real-
ly is what you make it.
Money won't do it. Ever hear
Sof the golden handcuffs? Ask
someone in a job or career
S they detest but don't dare
leave because of the pay and
benefits. Fame won't do it.
CPO V Don't believe me? Check out
CUPOF the constant stream of sui-
JOE cides and drug and alcohol
... related deaths in Hollywood,
not to mention all those high
Joe Palmer profile nasty divorces. Beauty
might work for a little while but, ever go to
your 30- or 40-year reunion and look around at
all the former beautiful people? In most cases,
beauty took the A Train to Forgottenville. But
look around the same room at the ones who
were ugly ducklings and wallflowers. Even the
desert will bloom, as the old Seals and Croft
song goes.
Nope, when it gets right down to the nitty-
gritty part of life, that is, the ordinary, every-
day stuff that doesn't get written about,
immortalized in song or cast on the silver
screen, life truly is what you make it out to be.
You can pick it up and suck all the juice out of
it and savor every sweet drop or you can frown
and toss it away and try to convince yourself
that someone else's fruit isTuicier than your

own and if you could just have it, you'd be
Would I like to be 40 or 50 again? Honestly,
I'm not so sure. I'm a lot more content at 50
than I was at 40 and I'm in better health at 57
than I was at 50. Let's say we could click our
heels together three times and get our wish to
go back to a favorite age and start all over.
Sounds great, doesn't it? Yeah it does, until
you read the fine print, that is: "Warning, even
though you are now 20 years younger than
you were two seconds ago, you still have to
live your life all over again and that includes
the good parts and the bad parts. All sales are
I don't know about you, but I don't want
another heart attack, thank y'ou very much.
I'm a little older and have some extra parts in
my chest I wasn't born with, but I like to think
I'm living a little more sensibly and healthier
these d(lays.
I'm also broadening my horizons. Who
knew I'd start taking fiddle and mandolin les-
sons at such a ripe age? And my passion for
my newly discovered love of sailing is only
surpassed by the giddy feeling I get when the
wind fills the sails and I feel my sailboat lunge
Play it again, Joe. I'm just looking for clues
at the scene of the crime. Life's been good to
me so far.

Taxpayers on hook for new city? No

The question is how

ol liw ur county grow?

MIKE BELL (ENCPA) is a comprehen-
Dinrecro: ExiernalAffairs sive 50-plus-year master plan
Rayonier. Fernandina Beach that executes the vision
expressed through the citi-
There appears to be some zens' Vision 2032 process
misunderstanding about the and 18 separate public hear-
East Nassau Community ings before the Planning and
Planning Area (ENCPA) and Zoning Board and Board of
the source of future funding County Commissioners.
for road and other infrastruc- Among other things, the
t ure as the county grows. I ENCPA was designed to
want to take this opportunity leverage existing infrastruc-
to clarify that issue and a few ture in what we call the
others. "Golden Triangle" 9 miles
The question has never of 1-95 frontage, 5 miles
been whether or not our along US 17 with a CSX rail
county would grow. The spur and A1A/SR 200, 15
question is how? minutes from Jacksonville
East Nassau County has International Airport at the
some unique physical attrib- true gateway to Florida for
utes and growth trends that job creation. Over time, it
have a profound impact on will evolve into a regionally
our Iquality of life and dictate: significantlyt fmttt'ehnit'ti cen---
bollth why anid hl :, u..se:. .u c'ter and ti6n'si(-ot: Cnte de Cel
"grow smarter." We opment.
are surrounded by Protecting our
marsh and largely environment and
dependent upon one quality of life.
main road artery The ENCPA,
(A1A/SR 200). The which sets more
population centers Bthan half of the
in East Nassau 23,000 acres in
County are on the open space as
eastern end of that "green infrastruc-
corridor and rough- Bell ture," will also pre-
ly half of our work- _________ serve existing natu-
ing population ral areas and key
leaves the county daily to wildlife habitat including wet-
work elsewhere, taking tax lands, beautiful black water
dollars out of our county creeks, and large buffers
while stressing our road around them. The plan will
infrastructure, expand outdoor recreation
Job creation broadens areas and, in time, create hik-
tax base ing and biking trails while
Residential development providing public access to
alone, in terms of tax rev- portions of the high bluffs
enue generated, generally along the St. Marys River.
does not pay for its impacts Structures will be set back
to the county. Job creation from the high river bluffs
and well-designed, mixed-use and care will be taken to pre-
development do. So it is not serve "viewsheds" both to
surprising that we're facing and from the river.
significant growing pains The ENCPA's compact,
without a diverse tax base to mixed-use development pat-
spread the burden of funding terns result in a very high
government services (roads, internal capture rate for traf-
schools, fire and rescue, etc). fic, are less costly, and
The jobs/housing imbalance reduce infrastructure and
is fiscally unsustainable and service costs. What evolves
is one of the most significant over time is a very different
problems facing our county. type of community the
It has been asserted that kind of community our citi-
taxpayers woold be on the zens called for in the Vision
hook for infrastructure costs 2032 goals. One where the
to support the new comniunt-' county gets the certainty of a
ty. The fact is that today, higher standard for future
without a significant job ceyt -development, an economic
ter to broaden our tax bae hub to broaden and diversify

and the resulting property .
and sales taxes, existing
county residents are now
largely on the hook for
everything we get from gov-
ernment. In the proposed
plan, the funding of county
infrastructure will be borne
by developers and future
businesses and new resi-
dents'as the community
Thoughtful community-
minded planning
The East Nassau
Community Planning Area

our tax base and long-term
'transportation plan while
responsibly protecting our
natural assets and quality of
. life.
, Since coming to Nassau
county in the mid 1930's,
Rayonier has been commit-
ted to working with our
County and neighbors to
build stronger communities.
We hope all of our neighbors
that are interested in learn-
ing more about it will come
to the hearing at 7 p.m. on
May 23.


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach, 261-8029 (h), 430-
3868 (cel), email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island, Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-
3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell), email: skelley@nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746 (cell), email: sjohn-
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville, Boulogne, 879-3230
(h), 753-1072 (cell), email: bholloway@nassaucountyfl.com
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com


A fig leaf responds to

'incorrect' assertions

'How can one person get

so many things wrong?'

CLYDE W.DAVIS and clerks, turpentine stillers
Fernandina Beach and stable hands also disap-
peared. The entire town, its
I read with wonder the homes, schools and church-
"opinion" of Robert es, disappeared because its
Weintraub in the paper on economic base disappeared.
May 13 ("Taxpayers on hook This is the economic lesson
for new city"). How can one that Mr. Weintraub ignores,
person get so many things just as he ignores the facts.
wrong? My father was What really disturbs me
Earnest Davis and my Uncle about the published opinions
was Stuart Davis and I can of Mr. Weintraub is not this
tell you, they never pur- factual fantasy he spins. It is
chased Crandall, did not sell that hlie plays fast and loose
it to Rayonier and Dad never with the fundamental eco-
managed the Rayonier mill. I nomic truths that govern our
can only observe that Mr. world. If he has not noticed,
Weintraub's recital of history we are in an economic reces-
and land titles is just as sion. Just as the community
flawed as his published of Crandall disappeared when
observations on economics its economic base was gone,
and development, our economy dictates the
ITI-1.i'l ial ii,. facts: same result for Nassau
la..I. l'JILi'iI IIl 'I lr County today. The harsh
Crandall have been ------- .., truth is that we
around since at '' must constantly
least 1770, when the evolve and change
proposed Town of j as an economy, or
Bermudas appeared .. we will just as sure-
on the survey of ly stagnate and per-
Wm DeBrahm. In ish. Our local econ-
1834 (11 years omy is an organic
before statehood), whole, much like a
the area was pro- Lcoral reef. Viewed
posed as the north- Davis as such, Mr.
ern terminus of a _________ Weintraub's ilk
canal project would destroy our
extending up through the economic reef by burying it
middle of Nassau County. In in the sand and silt of regula-
1880, the name of the pro- tion. In contrast, what
posed development was Port Rayonier proposes for
Henry. About 1895, my great- Crandall and the East Nassau
grandfather, William Davis, County Community Planning
along with his brothers, Area is basic economic diver-
Lewis and Charles, were sification. Just as a coral reef
engaged in business under provides diverse ecological
the name of "LA. Davis and niches, the East Nassau
Bros." It was in this name Community Development
that they purchased the Plan provides diverse eco-
"Brown" tract. The Brown nomic niches for long-term
tract forms most of what we sustained growth.
know as Crandall. Our present county com-
"Crandall" was a 19th cen- mission must wrestle with
tury, 20,000-acre tract, inte- two difficult truths:
grated commercial enter- Most of the property in
prise. After the land purchase Nassau County enjoys either
a sawmill, naval stores and a homestead tax exemption
turpentine operation were or an agricultural tax exemp-
constructed. Wells.were sunk tion. A significant portion of
and docks, wharves and a our tax base teeters on a rela-
railroad established. Crandall tively small number of prop-
had a newspaper, schools, erties that do not enjoy one
multiple churches, cemetery, or the other. As a conse-
commissary, feedlot and sta- quence, residential ad val-
bles. With one glaring excep- orem taxation is forced
tion, it was a perfect busi- upward and small businesses.
ness-school model, and an suffer; and
efficient one. According to We have a significant
the records of the Port of imbalance between local jobs
Fernandina, L. A. Davis and and local housing. This
Bros. shipped over 3.5 mil- means that a large proportion
lion board feet of heart pine of our population must corn-
lumber in the single year of mute to other locations for
1899. Crandall was an indus- work. This results in the traf-
trial waterfront, not just some fic congestion we all abhor.
idyllic stop for a river tour. Those of us raising fami-
And, yes, the Davis family lies here face a more insidi-
also marketed development ous result from this imbal-
tracts in Crandall during that ance: Our children must look
time. The one problem in the elsewhere for jobs. We have
whole scheme was that it was an opportunity to change that
not operated on a sustained, dynamic. If successful, the
self-perpetuating basis. East Nassau County.
These were the days Community Planning Area
before modern forestry prac- will provide a wider variety of
tices. My family logged off employment opportunities to
the land. When the timber the children growing up
was gone, the sawmill shut here. It will provide us with a
down and the town of broader tax base relieving
Crandall disappeared. All of some of the pPiessure on
the jobs for the sawmill- homeowners and small bLusi-
hands, the loggers and saw ness.
filers, the engineers and Clyde W Davis is an attorney
wheel-wrights, accountants at law.

The Nassau County Commission has scheduled a public
hearing at 7 p.m. Monday to consider a settlement
agreement between the Florida Department of Community
Affairs, Nassau County and Terrapointe, LLC, regarding the
East Nassau Community Planning Area.

compelling sense for the
future of our county. Its
mixed-use nature may offer
better local employment
opportunities for our citi-
zens, thereby reducing the
commuter burden on our
It is early in the process of
planning for the East Nassau
development. Both the prop-
erty owner and the county
have lots of issues to work
through together. On a proj-
ect of this scale and impor-
tance to the community the.
emphasis has to be on
"together." Projects like this
happen best for the commu-
nity when public and private
sectors work together in the
open. Mr. Weintraub's
unfounded and inflammatory
ai.cu-tJliurn- undti inirn' the
community's confi-
S dence in its leader-
ship. There is no
S basis for his repre-
sentation that "the
cost of roads and
other infrastructure
of this vast develop-
ment will be borne
by the taxpayer." To
suggest that the
___ county task force,
chaired by
Commissioner Danny
Leeper, is "laying the ground-
work for a permanent elimi-
nation of impact fees" is sim-
ply irresponsible.
The county has suspend-
ed most impact fees. Mr.
Weintraub alleges that the
motive for that action is to
"stimulate home construc-
tion."There is no question
that improving the county's
position in competing for the
limited economic activity
available was discussed in
suspending impact fees. But
the key reason was the end
of population growth in the
county. As Mr. Weintraub
correctly says, impact fees
are to fund the infrastructure
required by new growth. If
there is no new growth then
there is no justification for
impact fees.
As Mr. Weinitraub sug-
gests, it makes good sense to
come see the commission
deliberate over the proposed
East Nassau development.
But I encourage folks to
leave Mr. Weintraub's script
at home. The Comprehensive
Plan changes under consider-
ation on May 23 will secure
the long-sought cast-west
corridor as an alternative to
SR 200, preserve a coordinat-
ed environmental system and
increase high-wage employ-
ment opportunities in
Nassau County. Nassau
County is at the seminal
stage of creating a master
planned community that will
develop over a 30-40 year
Also, everyone is invited
to the Impact Fee and
Concurrency Task Force
meetings every first and
third Monday at 4 p.m. in the
county commission cham-
bers. Please come watch the
task force craft the perfect
"fig leaf to give the county
commission a basis for per-
manently doing away with
the (impact) fees." What that
Weintraub remark lacks in
validity it compensates for in
silly vulgarity.
Pat Keogh is a Fernandina
Each businessman.

Impact Fee and
Concurrency TaskForce

Robert M. Weintraub's
Viewpoint "Taxpayers on
hook for new city" (May 13)
is incorrect in many impor-
tant ways.
The Nassau County
Board of Commissioners has
formed an Impact Fee and
Concurrency Task Force
comprised of 11 citizens. I
am one of them. Or, as Mr.
Weintraub alleges, just anoth-
er fig leaf serving as cover
for the county commission-
ers' nefarious intentions. In
truth, like Mr. Weintraub and
his colleagues, we are tax-
paying Nassau County resi-
dentTalk,, "s :
lfipact feeshave been
suspended in
Nassau County
since 2008 over the
course of several
commissions and
The current com-
mission thought it
a good time to look
into the future of I
impact fees and Keogh
concurrency in _
Nassau County. I
thought the commission's
action at this time was an
example of smart govern-
ment Everyone knows that
we are in the fourth or fifth
year of a deep real estate and
development recession. We
do not know when, but this
down cycle will end. Now is
the time to plan for the future
to put Nassau County in the
position to compete for the
best economic future. The
action of the commission in
the establishment of the task
force was their attempt to be
proactive in creating a better
future for our community.
Mr. Weintraub character-
izes the work of the task
force as an "effort by the
county that is leading to the
permanent elimination of
impact fees." Unless Mr.
Weintraub received a play-
book I never got, that repre-
sentation is completely
unfounded. The task force is
in its preliminary stages and
there has been no suggestion
that the group's work will
lead to the permanent elimi-
nation of impact fees. There
has been nothing said in the
task force proceedings that
could even remotely suggest
that conclusion. Agendas and
minutes of all task force
meetings appear on the coun-
ty website. The website is
Then click on "Impact Fee
and Concurrency Task
Nassau County is part of
the greater Jacksonville met- .
ropolitan area. The county is
largely a bedroom communi-
ty with the majority of our
working citizens commuting
to better paying jobs else-
where in the region. Land
use in the county is
inevitably in transition as we
move from a high concentra-
tion of forestry-based agricul-
ture. The county's recently
completed 2030
Comprehensive Plan high-
lighted the need to properly
prepare for significant
change in County land iuse.
Rayonicr's plans for its East
Nassau development makes



Andria Maria Baker and
Johnathan Matthew Jordan,
both of Jacksonville, will be
married at noon May 28,
2011, at Harvest Outreach
Ministries with Dr. Russell
Kopp officiating. The ceremo-
ny will follow at the Woman's
The bride-elect is the
daughter of LaTonia Turner
of Jacksonville and Donell
Baker of Fernandina Beach.
The bridegroom-elect is the
son of Matthew Jordan and
Jane Lawrence of Hollywood.

Mr. Jordan, Miss Baker


Mike and Amy Wagner Wagner, 21 months old.
of Fernandina Beach Paternal grandparents are
announce the birth of a Tom and Sue Wagner of
daughter, Grace Renee Heyworth, 111. Maternal
Wagner, born at 8:07 a.m. grandparents are Gary and
April 15, 2011, at Baptist Emily Grable of Fernandina
Medical Center Nassau. The Beach.
baby weighed 8 pounds 9 Great-grandmothers are
ounces and measured 20 Donna Schoenle of Fort
inches in length. She joins a Wayne, Ind., and Jean
sister, Gabrielle Lauren Connolley of Mt. Pulaski, Ill.

Civil War records

availableto public

For the News-Leader

History buffs and people
who had ancestors involved in
the Civil War can now access
millions of records that were
previously unavailable.
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints announced
at the annual National
Genealogical Society confer-
ence in South Carolina that
records are now available
through the church-sponsored
familysearch.org, a nonprofit
organization that is free to the
public. -
Thousands of names are
added daily and millions are
expected to be available ,over
the.next five years, -.;
The collection includes cen-
sus, probate, service and pen-
sion records for both the
Confederate and Union armies.
Sixteen categories are currently
available for viewing and copy-
ing. This is great news for local
genealogical societies and his-
tory buffs. Each soldier has a
story to tell. Every family in the

United States at the time was
impacted either directly or indi-
rectly by the war and family-
search.org has organized the
paper trail that tells that story in
Many of the records are spe-
cific to the Civil War itself while
others tell the story of ordinary
civilians who lived during that
turbulent time. FamilySearch's
chief genealogical officer, David
Rencher, said, "This growing
collection will be one that will
serve the needs of numerous
descendants of the participants
on both sides of the conflict.
Once these records are indexed
and published online, anyone
can search for the name of an
- ancestor and link to a digital
image of the originalr'cord, if
the image is available."
To access these records and
link to other information for
free, go to familysearch.
Help is available through
your local genealogical society
or the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints' genealogical


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Rotary Club celebrates 85th anniversary

On May 13, the
Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach
celebrated its 85th
anniversary with a gala
attended by more than 65
club members and honored
guests, including Rotary
District 6970 Governor
Cynde Covington and her
husband, Barry; Assistant
District Governors Theresa
Smith and Douglas Register
and District Youth Exchange
Director Bill Learn. The club
also welcomed members of
the Amelia Island Sunrise
Rotary Club.
The highlight of the
evening was a retrospective
of the club's 85 years of serv-
ice to the community, pre-
sented by the club's incom-
ing President Shannon
Brown. In her presentation,
Brown noted that the club
received its charter from
District 6970 on May 25,
*1926 and was founded locally
with 22 members. She went
on to note the names and
backgrounds of many of the
charter members such as
Andrew Allan, Noble Hardee,
Louis Hirth, Dr. David
Humphreys and Thomas
Shave. The focus of the pres-
entation, however, was on the
club's many years of out-
standing service. In fact, the
club is not only celebrating
its 85th anniversary this year,
but also 75 years of support
for Boy Scout Troop 89 and
45 years as sponsor of the
Fernandina Beach High
School Interact Club.
Brown also emphasized
the many projects the club
has successfully undertaken
over the years, including the
Dictionary Project in which
club members have delivered

Above from left are Fernandina Beach Rotary Club Incoming President Shannon
Brown, President Trip Clark, District Youth Exchange Chairman Bill ILearn, mem-
bers of the Fernandina Beach High School Interact Club and Rotary District 6970
Governor Cynde Covington.

some 800 dictionaries annual-
ly to every third grader in
Nassau County'the .
ShelterBox Project for which
the club has raised nearly
$13,000 to provide emer-
gency supply boxes to disas-
ter victims internationally;
and the Rotary Youth
Exchange Project that has
allowed the club to sponsor .
students from around the
world to study and live in
Fernandina Beach;
Brown also pointed to the
club's financial support of the
Potters for Peace Nicaragua
Water Project, an orphanage
in Haiti and club members'
ongoing contribution to

Rotary International's End
Polio Now campaign. Other
projects include the annual
fundraisers the club holds,
such as Casino Night and the
Harlem Ambassadors basket-
ball game, which fund the
club's Dollars for Scholars
program. Since its founding
in 1993, the Dollars for
Scholars program has distrib-
uted more than $283,000 in
college scholarships to high
school graduates throughout
Nassau County.
Brown also recognized
the passing this year of three
longtime Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club members: Don
Stevens, Dr. Jim Dawsey and

Bill Winsemann, whose sup-
port of and commitment to
the club will be missed.
In closing, Brown.said, "In
its first 85 years, the Rotary
Club of Fernandina Beach
has epitomized the Rotary
creed of 'Service Above Self.'
Tonight, we dedicate our-
selves and this club to anoth-
er 85 years of selfless service
to our community both
Locally and globally."
The Fernandina Beach
Rotary Club meets every
Wednesday from noon to 1
p.m. at the Days Inn, 2707
Sadler Road. To learn more,
visit www.fernandinabeachro-


Amelia Island Jazz
Festival Artistic Director
Les DeMerle, right, pres-
ents a tuition check to
John Sheard, winner of
this year's AIJF
Scholarship Award, dur-
Sing the Mayl12
Scholarship & Preview
concert held at the
Amelia Community
Theatre. Grammy Award-
winning Buckwheat
Zydeco is set to headline
the 2011 Amelia Island
Jazz Festival, scheduled
for Oct. 2-9 in
Fernandina Beach,
DeMerle announced at
the concert See story,
photo page 1B.

Monica Hayes, above left, is ABWA Eight Flags Charter Chapter's "Woman of the Year." lisa Presnell, above right,
is "Business Associate of the Year."

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Local women honored

for their leadership

On April 21 the Eight
Flags Charter Chapter of the
American Business Women's
Association honored two local
women for their leadership
and accomplishments.
Lisa Presnell, catering
sales director of The Golf
Club of Amelia Island at
Summer Beach and owner of
Vows, was awarded "Business
Associate of the Year."
Monica Hayes, sales direc-
tor with Mary Kay Cosmetics,
was awarded "Woman of the
Year." Hayes currently serves
as secretary on the board of
ABWA Eight Flags Charter
The mission of ABWA is to
bring together business-
women of diverse occupations
and to provide opportunities
for them to help themselves
and others grow personally
and professionally through
leadership, education, net-
working support, and national

This month's dinner will
be held May 26 at 6 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Course located at 2800 Bill
Melton Road.
Erican Courtney, owner of
Courtney Consulting
Solutions, is this month's
speaker. Courtney is a
former Scout Helicopter
pilot and Army senior staff
She will be sharing her
career journey along with
leadership and communica-
tion techniques she employs
in her current path.
Members and visitors are
encouraged to bring business
cards and network before and
after the meeting.
To RSVP to attend email
Susan Sturges at
The dinner is buffet style
and is $15, check or cash at
the door.


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FRIDAY, MAY 20.,2011 I/News-Leader



Field trips,

It was years ago, but I can still
smell the salt air and remember the
aggravation I was feeling. When I
first received the phone call, I was
sure it was a prank. When I found
out it wasn't, my blood slowly began
to boil; to think, so many teenagers
missing and all of them, ultimately,
my responsibility
All throughout my adult life, my
dad has jokingly told me that one
day God would get even with me for
all the stuff I put them through dur-
Sing my teenage years. I suppose this
Swas one of those moments.
It happened a long time back
when a group of high school stu-
dents from our school had taken a
field trip to Cumberland Island. Little
did the teacher know that a couple of
the kids had devised a youthful

islands and spending the night

scheme to spend beginning to leave, they'll jump out When I found that out, I was tempted
the night on the of the woods and come running." to leave them and come back the
island. By the time Well, it didn't happen. By the time I next day. I know, not something
the ferryboat pulled got word, the teacher and the rest of Superman would have done, but
S up to the dock at the class were standing at the ranger sometimes letting people feel the
the end of the day, station on the other side of the river, pain of a wrong choice is not a bad
-^ -, the schemers had To make matters even more interest- thing at all.
/ suddenly disap- ing, I was dressed in a shirt and tie When I read the Bible, it seems
Speared into the and in no condition to go tromping clear, that's just what God has done
woods. After calling around one of south Georgia's barri- with us. In the garden, we chose to
PULPIT to them repeatedly, er islands just before dark. do things our own way instead of
NOTES and realizing this Thankfully, a young man at the His. As a result, He basically said,
was the last boat church was willing to loan me the T- "OK, have at it." Though many peo-
ride home, the shirt he was wearing. It just so hap- ple look around the world and blame
Pastor teacher decided to opened that on it was a big Superman God for all its problems, could it be
Rob Goyette put the rest of the logo. Funny, I know. He's simply letting us taste the fruit
class on the ferry As the story goes, when the park of our own choices? I think so. You
and wait. rangers and I made it to the island, might not agree, but I believe that
"Surely they are playing a prank," the kids had been found; saved, I God has a hope that eventually we'll
she had thought to herself. "At any learned, from what would have been get tired of doing things our own
moment, when they see the boat a miserable night of mosquito bites. way and turn back to Him. The book

of Romans, Chapter 8 and Verse 20,
says basically this very thing.
When I think about Jesus and His
plea for people to come to Him that
are at their wit's end, I can't help but
consider this simple truth. It's as if
He's saying to whosoever will, "Are
you tired yet of doing things your
own way? If so, come to me and I will
give you rest." (Matthew 11:28-30)
As for the kids that day, they
ended up having to raise money to
buy the park rangers some new
radios a consequence that had its
own bite. As for me, having tracked a
few of those kids into. adulthood, I'm
thrilled to see the choices they are
now making.
Robert L Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center

Double the blessing
When you see an item you need on "two for
one" sale at the grocery store, and you don't
need two, please think of The Salvation Army
Hope House and pick up two anyway one for
the Hope House and one for you. The items it
needs most right now to help our Nassau
neighbors in need are: canned vegetables,
canned beans, canned fruits, fruit juice, break-
fast cereal and small and large jars of jellies
and jams. Any non-perishable foods are wel-
comed too especially when they are on sale!
This year, kids will be grabbing a cab and
getting ready for fun around every corner in
LifeWay's Big Apple Adventure, "Where Faith
and Life Connect." First Baptist Church will be
hosting Vacation Bible School and the Big
Apple Adventure, June 20-24 fronl 9 a.m.-12:30
p.m. Your kids are invited. Sign up at
FBFirstcom. First Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach is at 1600 S. Eighth St.
Barbecue dinners
New Jerusalem Holiness Church's Youth
Department will sell barbecue diners starting
at 11 a.m. May 27 at 816 South 10th St. Rib din-
ners are $9, rib sandwiches are $7, chicken din-
ners are $7 and chicken sandwiches are $5,
including choice of two sides, bread and
dessert. To place an order call 491-7669.
First Baptist Church presents Tony Nolan
on May 22 during the 10:15 a.m. service.
Author of the book Hurt Healer, Nolan brings
his life's story to light as only-he can tell it
Nolan's message is simple and to the point No
matter what walk of life you come from, there
is a Healer who is there to comfort you and
give you what you need to heal the deepest
hurt. First Baptist Church is located at 1600 S.
Eighth St. Get details at www.FBFirst.com or
call 261-3617.
Friends & Family
Prince Chapel AM.E. Church in
Nassauville invites all friends and family mem-
bers to come and worship at 4 p.m. on May 22
for Friends & Family Day. Everyone is invited
to celebrate. Charles L. Albert Jr., Pro Tem.
The Rev. Pauline Tucker, pastor.
Under Gods 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 contemporary re-telling of the story of Jonah
that will appeal to all ages. Call 261-5769.
North Hilliard Baptist Church will host the
Thomas Family in concert on May 22 at 6 p.m.
All are welcome.
Salvation Army Hope House invites you to
join it each Tuesday at noon for the Weekly
Worship Service. Pastor Alan Brown of Five
Points Baptist Church will preach the good
news of the Gospel May 24. For information
call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope House, locat-
ed at 410 South Date St.
GrieShare program
Community members who have experi-
enced the death of a family member or friend
are invited to register for the GriefShare pro-
gram held at First Baptist Church, Fernandina
Beach, May 25-Aug 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
GriefShare features Christ-centered, biblical
teaching that focuses on grief topics associated
with the death of a loved one. The DVD semi-
nar features national grief experts and real-life
stories, followed by a small group discussion.
You will learn how to recognize the symptoms
of being stuck in grief and valuable information
about facing your new normal in life.
To register or for questions, call 261-3617.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will serve meals
for individuals and families in need in the area
on Thursday, May 26 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
-.chuch, 941Q017 Old Nassauville Road. Meals
are'served on the fourth Thursday of each
month. The church also delivers meals. On the
day of the meal if possible, anyone attending,
or needing a meal delivered, should call 261-
4741, ext 110 in advance. For information, call
Robyn Stuckey at 583-3280.
Basketball tourney
A 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament hosted by
Faith Christian Academy will be held June 4
and 5 at the McArthur Family YMCA in
Fernandina Beach. Teams are forming now
and participation is open to the whole commu-
nity. It starts with a full day of competition
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 pro-
vides scholarships for qualified students to
attend Faith Christian Academy.
Get your hoop hopefuls together and regis-
ter your team at www.fcaangels.com or contact
Joy at 321-2137 for information.


SOn April 23, several local
churches joined together
in unity on AlA in Yulee
bearing a cross in prayer
and in honor and recogni-
- tion of the sacrifice that
was made for us by Jesus.
The gathering ended at
living Waters World
i Outreach Center with
praise and worship and
prayer for the community.

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

Sunday School ..................................9:30 am
Sunday Worship.........................1..... 0:45 am
Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nssauville Road County Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach, FL32034


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"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Hellon
Sunday Worship Service 10:30ami
Bible Study 9am
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The winners of the 4-H Tropicana public speaking contest in the middle school age
division are, from left, first place, Hannah Simpkins, Hilliard Middle; second, Bethy
Spillane, Fernandina Beach Middle; third, Shelby Crews, Callahan Middle; and
Honorable Mention, Olivia Ballard, FBMS.

Speech winners announced

On May 3, 19 students in
grades four through six com-
peted for the county champi-
onship of the 4-H Tropicana
public speaking contest.
"Some youth used humor,
others researched data, but
without a doubt they all
charrmed the audience and
judges with the level of skill
they used in presenting their
topics of choice," said Nassau
County Extension Agent and 4-
H Youth Development
Coordinator Amanda Thien.
"This contest helps youth
learn how to both write and
deliver a presentation in front of
an audience," she noted. They
first compete in their class-
rooms, then advance to a
school-wide competition. The
culminating phase is the coun-
tywide contest, where two stu-
dents represent each school in

The winners of the 4-H Tropicana public speaking con-
test for the elementary age division are, from left, first
place, Robert Simpkins, Hilliard Elementary; second,
Princess Andrews, Bryceville Elementary; third,
Autumn Perret, Callahan Intermediate; and Honorable
Mention, Ella Schoening, St. Michael Academy.

the elementary and middle
school age division.
More than 1,500 students

participated this year in Nassau
County public and private

Earth Day
Students at St.
Michael Academy
worked together
to beautify their
school as an
Earth Day proj-
ect. The school is
located in the his-
toric district and
the children, staff
and volunteers
take pride in their
school. Older stu-
dents assisted
younger students
so all could be
involved as they
planted flowers
and shrubs,
mulched and
S weeded.

Broadway tunes
Students at West Nassau
High School, 1 Warrior
Drive, Callahan, are star-
ring in a musical of
Broadway tunes. Perfor-
mances are 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.
Right, students Mallory,
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cracker packages to raise money to help support chil-
dren in need. The YMCA's annual Strong Kids Campaign
ensures that no child or family is turned away from life-
enhancing YMCA programs because of the inability to
pay. A total of $35.60 was raised for the fund by, from
left, Maliyah Mcaninch, Montana Kromann and Kaylee

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FRIDAY, MAY 20,2011 NEWS News-Leader


State. Rep. Janet Adkins, left, with Mary Downey, presi-
dent of Federated Republican Women of Nassau.

Democratic Qub
The Amelia Island
Democratic Club will meet at
6 p.m. Tuesday at the San
Jose Mexican Restaurant in
Yulee. Speaker will be Ben
Wilcox of Common Cause,
who will discuss the legisla-
tive session.
RSVP to Jennifer Wildes,
Repubhcan women
State Rep. Janet Adkins,
who represents Nassau

County in the Florida House
of Representatives, will
be the guest speaker at the
June 10 Federated Republican
Women of Nassau luncheon
at the Golf Club of Amelia
Island. She will give an
overview of the 2011 legisla-
tive session.
Contact Gail Biondi by
Tuesday, June 7, with your
reservation at 261-8793 or
e-mail GJBiondi@comcast.net.
Social begins at 11:30 a.m.
and the meeting starts
promptly at 11:45 a.m. Lunch
is $15.

Homestead tax exemption

for deployed military
The Florida Legislature has as Operation Enduring
approved HB 1141, which is Freedom, Operation Iraqi
pending the governor's signa- Freedom and Operation New
ture, and provides an addition- Dawn.
al homestead property tax The applying service mem-
exemption for members of the ber will be required to com-
U.S. military or military plete an application and show
reserves, U.S. Coast Guard or proof of deployment, including
its reserves who receive a beginning and ending dates
homestead exemption and from the Veteran's
were deployed in the previous Administration or military
year on active duty outside the branch. -
United States in support of mil- The Nassau County Pro-
itary operations designated by perty Appraiser's Office will
the Legislature. accept applications on or before
The exemption amount will the 25th day following the mail-
be based upon the numniber of ing of the proposed tax bill.
days in the previous calendar (TRIM notices). Cal 491-7300,
year, 2010, that the person was visit www.nassauflapa.com or
deployed. The legislation iden- one of the property appraiser's
tified .qualifying deployments offices if you have questions.

State workers ask: Why us?

Florida News Connection

tough legislative session for
Florida state employees.
There will be fewer of them
in the fiscal year starting July
1. That date also marks the
fifth fiscal year without gener-
al pay raises. Those who
remain will find their gross pay
3 percent lighter as they start
contributing to the state pen-
sion pot.

Workers have taken to the
street, protesting all round the
state. State Rep. Alan Williams
(D-Tallahassee) is on their
"If we want to run this state
like a business, we've got to
take care of our state employ-
ees. They are truly the engine
in this government," he said.
Supporters of budget cuts
claim everyone has. to share
the pain. But public workers
point out that the wealthy got

big tax breaks at their expense.
Williams says it's riot only
unfair, it's not smart. He pre-
dicts that when this budget
takes effect, there will be eco-
nomic fallout.
The state employee share
of health insurance costs will
not go up next fiscal year, but
the legislature put the gov-
ernment on a path toward a
four-tier coverage scale and a
cap on how much the state will

Williams warns Florida's
path is on a slippery slope.
"The assault that we had
on state employees this ses-
sion was probably one of the
worst pieces of legislation out
The number of authorized
positions in the state budget
fell from 126,000 to 122,000.
An estimated 1,300 of the elim-.
inated positions are occupied
by people who will get instant
pink slips.

Teachers: Education cuts'horrific

Florida News Connection
ORLANDO Florida teach-
ers have organized hundreds of
rallies and demonstrations to
support teachers, public work-
ers and students they claim are
under attack by state lawmak-
The Florida Legislature cut
budgets, increased class sizes
and slashed salaries in an effort
to bring a deficit in check but
the Florida Education

Association says the damage
to the state's public education
is "horrific." Proponents of the
cuts say educators are trying to
save a system that is over-
funded and outdated, but
Stephanie Porta, who heads
the new grassroots group
Awake The State in Orlando,
says the public needs to know
the truth.
"We think it's important for
folks to know what the legisla-
tors did, and so a lot of this is

going to be basic education:,
This person voted for this, and
this is how you're going to be
affected by it."
Awake The State claims the
recent legislative session went
after a lot of programs that sup-
port the middle class, from
public worker pensions to med-
ical care for the disabled and
Porta says voters need to
know who really got the short
end of the vote under the

Capitol dome this session.
S "At this point, they have to
face their voters and their con-
stituents, and we have a long
hot summer awaiting us.
Few teachers are going to
want to teach in Florida, which
ranks near the bottom of the
national pay scale, Porta says:
Students will suffer in the short
term, she says, and in the long
term Florida's efforts to revi-
talize the job market could be

Attorney General praises Legislature

General Pam Bondi praised the
Flbrida Legislature for passing
legislation that enhances pub-
lic safety and protects individ-
ual liberty.
Bondi's legislative agenda
included support for bills to
stop prescription drug abuse,
ban a dangerous new drug,
separate the restoration of
civil rights from require-
ments for occupational licen-
sure and affirm that no
Floridian should be compelled
by government to purchase
health insurance. '
Bondi's priorities included
the following pieces of legisla-
*Pill Mill Bill, (SB 818/HB

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bill provides
enhanc ed
criminal and
tive penalties
tar geti ng
Doctors and
Bondi engaged in
ink. The bill also establishes
standards of care and strength-
ens the prescription drug mon-
itoring database, and bans dis-
pensing of the most abused
narcotics. The pill mill legisla-
tion Was sponsored by Sen.
Mike Fasano and Rep. Robert

Bath Salts, (SB 1886/HB
1039) Bondi issued an emer-
gency rule in January adding
substances containing MDPV
commonly known as "bath
salts," to the schedule of con-
trolled substances. The emer-
gency rule made "bath salts"
illegal through June. This leg-
islation permanently bans the
sale and usage of the drug.
The "bath salts" legisla-
tion was sponsored by Sen.
Stephen Wise and Rep. Jimmy
Health Care, (SB
1754/HB 1193) This bill
protects individual liberties by
affirming that no Floridian
should be compelled by

government to purchase
health insurance. This legisla-
tion was sponsored by Sen.
Rene Garcia and Rep. Matt
*Bill to Separate Occupa-
tional Licensing Requiremients
from Restoration of Civil
Rights, (SB 146/HB 449) -
This bill.helps felons reinte-
grate. into society by getting
them back to work and pro-
tects Floridians by ensuring
that occupational licenses are
issued by the appropriate
licensing authority based on a
thorough and individualized
vetting process. This legisla-
tion was sponsored by Sen.
Chris Smith and Reps. Dwayne
Taylor and Darryl Rouson.


A Public Savice Announcement by The News-Leader

MaIUe T-raoles for Twiree I~ads of AcvetvM-re,
Lear4& g avA F".VL for the WhoLe faMule 1

May 20-22, 2011

WAi Aw m GL 0A
nature Festival

Lots of Events where Kids can

Have Fun & Learn About Nature!

frtowa: Merlin the owl, crafts, & outdoor activities for kids while
parents tap their toes under the stars to a local Bluegrass band.

sitlwcroly: New Nature Passport program with special prizes.
Interactive exhibits & "make-and-take" projects in the Kids' Niche.
Jacksonville Zoo exhibit. A special nature photography class for children.

SI4Aa U: The return of a rehabilitated sea turtle to the ocean.

And Eco-Tours for children with parents: www.WildAmelia.com

w.ad 20

Music and Fun at the Fort!
Fort ClivIch State Park, 6- _q9 PM
4~yf aRot"LL, #2. OhiL(rei^

Live Bluegrass & Old-Time music under the stars
Merlin the Owl up-close encounter with a barred owl
Activities & crafts for children of all ages to enjoy
Special appearance by historical reenactor David Yulee
VKRl 2:1 AtLatwbt R<&e Cev^ter_9:30 AM + PM
(Free/ vo reolstrat~ok? weouspaU.)
Exhibitors demonstrate how to better coexist with nature
Kid's Niche exciting hands-on nature activities
Kid's Nature Passport learn all about alligators
Jacksonville Zoo's live animal exhibit
Nature Photography contest awards at 3:30 PM
Silent Auction one of the biggest & best around
Live music, food, & more

Sea Turtle Release!
VM"a 22 MCtli.. ?efc4, i:iLAM
(Free, vo reOlstratiom, mieessard.)

A very special event! Watch the release of a
rehabilitated sea turtle by the Georgia
Sea Turtle Center.

Eco-Tours & Nature Photography Classes All Three Days!




Safety first Saturday SP

at Shipwreck Island
Adventure Linding and its'
community partners are gear- ff *taaKyati&eY
ing up for the 2011 swimn sea- The McArthur Farrtily YMCA'
son by hosting a "Be Water will host "Splash," a water
Aware" safety day from 9 a.TQ. .say day.*rom.11 ai 1 r 1
to noon Saturday. WaterpAirk pi-'Utay 28 at the YMCA
patrons and season pass hold- on Citrona Drive. It Is open
ers will enjoy water, sun and to everyone six years old
surfing safety exhibits, prizes, and older and will focus on
the opportunity to meet 1988 boating and beach safety
Olympic bronze medalist with sample swim lessons.
Sergio Lopez and much more. Call 261-1080. '..
Both kids and parents will _________ .
learn to identify first aid. guards demonstrate safety
areas, life jacket stations and drills in the water
lifeguard posts throughout Surfing safety tips
the park. This informative ori- Infant Swimming
entation will be helpful for Resource offers swimming
parents with small children demonstrations and a chance
and patrons new to Ship- to win free swimming lessons
wreck Island. The American Red
Patrons and season pass Cross Volunteer Lifesaving
holders will have the opportu- Corp offers insight on the
nity to visit with the following handling of emergency ocean
community partners: calls
Doctors Express edu- May has been designated
cates on the importance of National Water Safety Month
staying.hydrated by the World Waterpark
Caribbean Breeze Association, the Association
informs on sun care safety of Pool & Spa Professionals
and offer giveaways and the National Recreation
Swimming Safari & Parks Association. As a
struct on water safety and WWA member, Adventure
f rs a chance to win free Landing is taking action to
-mming lessons educate the public on how to
Planet Swim School prevent drowning, recreation-
presents Olympic medalist al water-related injuries and The Femrnandina Beach Middle S
Sergio Lopez and a chance to sun daniage. observe what the 2011 season h
win free swimming lessons Visit www.youtube.com/ lines up under center with Horgi
Adventure Landing life- user/BeWaterAware. right. Fernandina and Yulee high

Pro beach volleyball tour

stops on Tybee Saturday

Tybee Island, Ga., hosts
the second annual EVP Pro
Beach Volleyball Tour-
Savannah Open, featuring
elite professional athletes,
free agents and amateur vol-
leyball players during Tybee
Island's famous Beach Bum
Parade weekend Saturday.
This event is free and open
to spectators. Special contests
and promotions will be held
throughout the tournament.
The EVP Pro Beach
Volleyball Tour is a network
of select volleyball profession-
als from across the country

competing for top honors and
The tournament runs from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at South
Beach between Tybrisa Street
and 17th Street.
Tybee Island is a barrier
island just 20 minutes east of
historic downtown Savannah.
Steeped in tradition and histo-
ry, Tybee Island is home to
several notable forts, informa-
tive museums, a historic light-
house complex and miles of
pristine beaches. For informa-
tion, visit www.tybeevisit.conj
or call (912) 786-5444.

FRIDAY, MAY20,2011


school football team is in the midst of 10 days of spring practice as the coaches
as in store. Kyle Horgan carries the ball for the FBMS Pirates, above. Cody Byrd
an at tailback, below left. Tyrell Felton scampers towards the end zone, below
schools play at West Nassau at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Smith heads to California to play football for Victory
Jazmone j- BETH JONES home," said Ed "Puggy"
Smith signed News-Leader Brown, who coached Sm
a national let- [. all four years at FBHS. "I
ter of intent U tJazmone Smith, 18, found think he's mature enough
Monday to the perfect college for him. handle it."
play football W "It's a small school but I After contacting a cou

at Victory
Valley Col-
lege. He is
pictured with
his mother,
Tina, seated;
and, standing
from left,
niece Brittney
father James
Smith and for-
Beach High
School Coach
Ed "Puggy"

liked the defense they had,"
said the Fernandina Beach
High School senior, who just
signed a national letter of
intent to play football at
Victory Valley College in
Victorville, Calif.
"The coach called me one
night and I liked everything
he was saying to me. He was
ready to get me and he want-
ed me to play when I got
there as a freshman."
When he heads west in
July, it will be the 6-foot-2,
226-pound defensive line-
man's first trip to California.
"He just has to make sure
he doesn't get homesick
because it's a long way from


ih to

of schools in Mississippi and
Alabama, Smith zeroed in on
Victory Valley.
"The one that stuck with
me was Victory Valley," Smith
said. "I liked that college."
While no scholarships are
available at the junior college
level in California, Smith said
he did secure financial aid.
They pay for just about
everything," he said.
Smith hasn't always been a
"I played D line in Pop
Warner, middle linebacker in
middle school, came back to
D line when I was a freshman
and back to linebacker when I
was a junior," Smith said.

illey Rams
He said his new coaches
will utilize his versatility as
They want me to play
inside linebacker, outside
linebacker some," Smith said.
Smith, who said he plans
to study athletic training and
physical therapy, will be giv-
ing up the Pirate blue for Ram
red this fall.
"He was an excellent ball
player for us," Brown said.
"I'm very excited for him. Any
time a young man gets the
opportunity to go and further
their education, you want to
be excited.
"That's the main goal
we're'here for. Football is
important but the real part of
this is getting a good educa-
tion and being able to expand
on that education. Any time
they get that opportunity
you're excited for them."

Woods still battling knee troubles, future on the links unclear

T he future of golfer Tiger Woods is
unclear at this point, given more
recent troubles with his left knee.
Woods pulled out of competition dur-
ing the middle of his first round of the TPC
due to recurring problems with his knee.
Woods has a long history of difficulty with
this knee. In 1994 he underwent his first
arthroscopy to remove benign cysts from the
knee. This procedure was then repeated in
2002. He then injured his knee while running
in the middle of 2007, tearing the ACL and sus-
taining cartilage damage.
He returned to surgery in 2008, shortly
after finishing second at the Masters. "Wear
and tear" type cartilage damage was found in
addition to the ACL tear. Reconstruction
would have ended Woods' season, so this was
not performed, but the cartilage coating on
the end of thigh bone, which had begun to
break down, was "cleaned up" or smoothed.
This wear type degeneration'is somewhat
atypical for someone of Woods' age and is not
reversible. In other words, this was not a prob-
lem that was going to go away.
During the remainder of 2007 and the 2008
season, Woods continued to play on an ACL
deficient knee, simply trying to put up with.
this and continue his tournament play. With

the ACL torn, there was
increased laxity on his knee,
which just increased the
stresses across the knee,
B increasing the damage to the
His knee would literally
slip in and out of position dur-
ing the course of play, espe-
cially while trying to hit a
driver. Ultimately the pain
ODADTS was too much for him to han-
JRT U 1 J dle. I am sure you remember
MEDICINE .watching him gutting it out
during the 2008 U.S. Open
GREGORY and winning the tournament
SMITH, M.D. in a playoff against Rocco
SMediate. Soon after Woods
"- underwent an ACL recon-
struction and additional cartilage damage was
treated, marking his fourth surgery.
Anyone who has knye pain will tell you that
walking at times can be quite difficult.
Professional golfers put an incredible amount
of mileage on their knees during the course of
a season. The average golf course is 7,200
yards and, during a tournament week, the
golfer will walk the course roughly six times,
totaling 43,200 yards or about 24.5 miles.

Woods historically has played 17 events per
year, walking more than 400 miles just during
the course of play.
In addition to the demands of walking,
Woods puts an incredible amount of stress on
his left knee hitting golf shots, especially driv-
ing the golf ball, where slow motion video has
shown his knee twisting and snapping into
hyperextension as he drives through the ball.
This force dramatically increases the wear
across the knee, especially on the medial or
inner aspect, where Woods' cartilage damage
is located.
If he is on unstable ground, such as the
sand or pine straw, this too can put more strain
on the knee, increasing the likelihood of
injury. This very thing occurred when Woods
hit out of the pine straw at Augusta, spraining
his knee and leading to his more recent
increase in symptoms.
Woods has hired new swing coach Sean
Foley, replacing former coach Hank Haney,
but mechanical analysis of his new swing
would suggest this new swing is actually
increasing rather than decreasing the stresses
across his knee. Analyst Johnny Miller sug-
gestd Woods completely revamp his swing,
adopting a more open stance, slicing across
the ball in order to protect his knee.

There are other non-surgical options I am
sure Woods is in the process of trying. Steroid
injections to try to calm down the knee, oral
anti-inflammatories and gel injections to name
a few. Ultimately he may be facing a fifth sur-
gery, which would likely be a "microfracture"
procedure, in which multiple small holes are
drilled into the exposed bone in an attempt to
stimulate a "fibro-cartilage" in-growth to cover
the area.
This is an extensive procedure that would
require him to be non-weight bearing for a
minimum of six weeks on crutches and he
would then be out likely for an entire year.
Others have suggested Woods have his knee
replaced. While this may be in his distant
future, this is not something that will happen
in his immediate future.
This column is written to discuss issues
regarding sports, medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replacement/or treatment
by a doctor It is only designed to offer guidelines
on the prevention, recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific concerns should be
discussed with a physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, MD., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-
8787 or visit www.gsmithmd.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 20,2011 SPORTS News Leader


TryoutforRiptidesoccer Liberty Run May28
Amelia Island Youth Soccer will hold try- The second annual Vida Race Series
outs May 31 and June 2 for the Riptide corn- "Liberty Run" 10K/5K will take place at Omni
petitive program. Sign-ins will begin at 5:45 Amelia Island Plantation May 28.
p.m. with tryouts starting at 6 p.m. Participants can race, run or walk through
Teams are forming for U1l0 boys/coed, the 10K or 5K courses, which have been
Ul 2 boys/coed, U14 girls, Ul4 boys, Ul6 designed to meander through the beautiful
boys/coed. Visit www.aiysoccer com for infor- tree-canopied resort, shaded almost entirely
mation and to download the medical release from the sun. A one-mile fun youth run will be
form. Contact director of coaching Mike held immediately after the 10K and 5K.
Goodman aiydoc@aiysoccer.com with any The courses will begin and end at the
questions. Racquet Park parking lot next to the
Verandah Restaurant at 6800 First Coast
Watursa*tyatteY Highway The 10K and'5K begin at 8 a.m.
Youth fun run begins at 9 a.m.
On May 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Awards will be given to the top two male
McArthur Family YMCA will be holding a and female winners in each age category. All
"Splash" water safety day. It is open.to every- kids in the one-mile run will get an award for
one six years old and older and will focus on finishing. Pre-register by mail (forms can be
boating and beach safety and will ave sam- found on AmelialslandRunners.com); in per-
ple swim lessons. Call 261-1080. son (forms available at the Health and Fitness
Center); or register directly online at
Meditationwodkhop Active.com. Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per
Colette Carroll is holding a recovery child (12 and under). Call 277-5193.
lifestyle meditation workshop from 12:30 p.m.
May 22 to sunset at Omni Amelia Island GreatStrides May21
Plantation. Learn a deeply relaxing ancient The Fernandina Beach Great Strides walk
practice which relieves stress and. promotes to benefit Cystic Fibrosis will take place at 9<
joy. Cost is $45 and includes lunch Forrifor- a.m. May 21 at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601
mation visit www.colettecarroll.cobm rca&ll Atlantic Ave. Lunch will be provided.
(904) 729 9584. .,.. Check-in time begins at 8 a.m. and the
walk distance is 10K (6.2 miles). Routes are
SummerworicshopswithRiepe suitable for walking, running, strollers, wag-..-
Shari Riepe is offering sumrherworkshops. ons, bicycles, scooters and four-legged
at the Peck Auditoriurn activity room Mon- friends. A Kid's Corner at each walk locat0 ,
days, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the, provides activities, foods and festivities .
city Parks & IRecreation Deparynenm Fee is Register at www.cff.org. Everyone wno
$99 for a ninday session. $ssions are raises at least $100 receives an official teat
June 8-22 and Jue 27-Jly 13 Strides team T-shirt. Call (904) 733-3560. ..
June 8-22 and Junle27-Jply 13
Xanu flow yoga and rmbditation for adults,
gymnastics for children ages 3-11 and cheer O WaterChalenge
stunts and tumbling for ages 12-17 are The 2011 Ed Gaw Amelia IslandOpr
offered. -' Water Challenge will be May 28 in Fernandina
Beach. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. Junior
Partyatthe bowlnOei swimmers launch five minutes prior'to mas-
Nassau Bowling nter behdstig the terms swimmers. Entry fee is $30 today; $40
Satu rday morning Centh"er'wlelbostng after May 21.
backrds f rmornig youth leagues urpnelcome Everyone re-registered receives a T-shirt
bofrom 10 afm. to u 12:30a rp. M ly'e21. swim cap and other items. Deck entries:
Returning bowlers and those interned in receive a T-shirt if available.
Field is limited to 300 swimmers. Awards
registering for the summer and fall leagues go to the overall top three male and female
are invited to a cosmic bowling party and finishers and top finisher in each age group.
awards ceremony. Food, prizes, fun,.surprises All swimmers must be registeriedwith U.S.,
and, of course, bowling will be free for all
bowlers and their families. Masters Swimming or USA Swimming
The summer league. will resume Saturdays. ($19/$15 on-deck registration). The one-mile
at the center, beginning June 4 at 10 a.m. In event starts at the Jasmine Street beach
access. The 5K start is at the Simmons Road
the fall, leagues will resume after Labor Day. access. Check-in and race finish are at Main
The youth are looking for team sponsors to Beach. Call Scott Mikelson at 277-7350.
help defer some of the costs associated with
their love of bowling. Contact Kelley Grace,
youth league coordinator, at nassaubowling- Walk-Ith allege May22
center@gmail.com or on Facebook, "Nassau Amelia Island Runners and Road Runner
Bowling Center" Club of America will join Weight Watchers on
Walk It Day, at Fort Clinch State Park to bene-
Sin up forYleeePop Warner fit the Warrior Vacations program.
eight Watchers Walk-It Dayvis scheduled
Yulee Po rner.-Vll boas ay 22 at Fort Clincn State Park'at a.
cbeerleadin r gistration from 9 am -onoon Partnering with the Road Runners Club of
May 21 atthe Yulee Sports Complex. Fee is America, this event is hosted by the Amelia
$150. Birth certificate and photo required. Island Runners for the second year in a row to
highlight walking as a great way to get mov-
YMCAsummerbasketball ing, burn calories and tone muscle while rais-
The McArthur Family YMCA is offering a ing money for a great cause.
summer youth basketball league. Practices Net proceeds from the event will go to
are Mondays or Tuesdays after 5 p.m. with Warrior Vacations. A non-profit organization
games Thursdays or Fridays, depending on that provides military men or women, return-
age group. Season runs from June 6 to Aug. ing home from deployment in Iraq or
5. Each participant will receive a basketball Afghanistan and their families, the opportunity
jersey and an award at the end of the season. to reconnect with a four- to seven-day vaca-
Register through May 21. Fees are $50 for tion on Amrelia Island. Donated vacation
members and $100 for non-members. homes, Morgan RV campsites, private condo-
League open to children ages of 4-14 (as of miniums ahd hotels are matched to families;
Aug. 1, 2011). For information, visit www.first- Warrior Vacations is about to host its 300th
coastymca.org or call 261-1080. family.
cParticipating in this Weight Watchers 5k
FernandinaPopWarner will be vacationing family, Capt. Mark
DeSouza and his wife from Spartanburg, S.C.
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is holding DeSouza has served nearly four of the past
registration for football and cheerleading. six years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Not only is
Early registration fee is $100 per participant the family excited to participate in this emo-
with a $75 fee for each additional sibling. tional fundraiser, but they are looking forward
Fees will go up July 1. Register at www. to pushing their young son's stroller along the
leaguelineup.com/fbpwa or in person from 10 route. Entering Walk-It is $25. Visit
a.m. to noon at the field house. Contact www.weightwatchers.com/walkit.

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
email clyde@ameliashotgunsports.com.

The Amelia Island Sailing Club meets the
first Tuesday at the Kraft Athletic Club at Ten
Acres. Social hour at 6:30 p.mr; meeting at
7:30 p.m. Contact Commodore Bill Bass at
277-4398 or wwbass@bellsouth.net or visit


QuickStart Tennis at Kraft Tennis Partners on Amelia Island has ended for another
session. The children celebrated the day by playing doubles with parents. The festivi-
ties included hot dogs, cake and an awards ceremony complete with tennis bags and
medals. Participants pose with their instructors, above. liz Kawecki and Susie
DeMille hand out medals to their pupils, below left. David and Will Kinsley partnered
to play as did Dawn and Katherine Farrell, below right

Babe Ruth recipient of Del Rio defibrillator
Jacksonville Jaguars Head accepted for the AED devices. The AED is designed to be
Coach Jack Del Rio, founder The first 12 of these have used by non-medical person-
of the Jack Del Rio Founda- been distributed and nel and, when available, can
tion, has committed funds for Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth dramatically increase a vie-
the purchase of 24 life-saving League was a recipient. tim's chance of survival.
Automated External The need for early inter- The Jack Del Rio
Defibrillators for placement in vention and ready access to Foundation has partnered
community recreation centers emergency equipment in case with the Jacksonville Sports
and community athletic asso- of cardiac arrest is well-docu- Medicine Program and
ciations throughout mented. However, most local Wolfson Children's Hospital,
Northeast Florida as part of recreation centers and athlet- Brooks Rehabilitation and
the "Keeping Young Athletes ic associations lack this im- Nemours Children's Clinic as
in the Game" initiative. portant life-saving device due part of "Keeping Young
Applications are now being to cost. Athletes in the Game."


The Fernandina Beach
High School softball team will
hold its fourth annual Lady
Pirate SoftbaltL Camp June 8-
S10 from .i4 p.m. for sixth
graders to high school sen-'
iors: Fee is $40 and includes
individual instruction from
Coach Donnie Fussell, coach-
es and players in hitting,
throwing, baserunning, pitch-
ing along *ith games and
other softball-related activi-
A camp for kindergartners
through fifth graders will run
from 9 a.m. to noon.
Bats and balls will be pro-
vided. Bring a glove and
water bottle. T-shirts and
awards to the campers. For
information, contact Fussell
at 753-1292 or
The Fernandina Beach
High School boys basketball
team will host its annual
Pirate Basketball Camp from
9 a.m. to noon June 20-23 in
the FBHS gym for boys and
girls entering grades 2-9 next
school year.
Camp fee is $80. Instruc-
tors are FBHS coaches Matt
Schreiber and Shane Talbert.
Camp objectives include
improving skill level, enhanc-
ing knowledge of the game
and teaching good sports-
Register at 8:45 a.m. the

first day of camp. Call
Schreiber at (904) 635-2612.
A summer basketball
camp for boys and girls will
be held' at'Yulee'Middle .
School. The camp will offer
defensive skills, drills, strate-
gies, fitness, contests and
Athletes going into grades
3-5 will go from 2:30-4 p.m.
and grades 6-8 from 4-6 p.m.
July 8-9. Games and training
will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. for grades 3-5 and from
2-5 p.m. for grades 6-8 July 6,
23, 30 and Aug. 6. Cost is $10
per day for grades 3-5 and $15
for grades 6-8. Email james.
richards@nassau. kl2.fl.us or
jonathan.ball@ nassau.kl2.
The sixth annual Yulee
Baseball Summer Camp at
Yulee High School will be
held from 9 a.m. to noon June
20-24 for ages 6-15. Fee is $70
and includes a T-shirt.
To register or for informa-
tion, contact YHS Coach Will
Minor at 583-9980.
The camp is for those play-
ers desiring to improve their
baseball skills and knowledge
and who desire to one day
play at the competitive levels
of middle and high school.
The clinic will focus on funda-
mental techniques with an
introduction to drills used at
higher levels of the game.

Throughout the session,
_players will have a chance to
demonstrate what they are
learning through various
The Fernandina Beach "
High School cheerleaders will
hold a camp June 13-17 in
Building 22 (behind the mid-
dle school). Fee is $65 for
ages 3-5 and the camp runs
from 9-11 a.m. Fee is $75 for
ages 6-13 and the camp runs
from 9 a.m. to noon. Fee
includes a camp T-shirt.
Register the first day. Call
.261-5713, ext. 2677.
Girls ages 5-11 may also
register for competition cheer
teams during camp.
The Fernandina Beach
High School volleyball team
will be hosting its annual vol-
leyball camp June 13-15.
Parents may pay and register
campers at the gym on the
first day of camp. Registration
will begin at 8 a.m. for upcom-
ing fifth- and sixth-graders
and 10 a.m. for upcoming sev-
enth- and eighth-graders.
Camp times are from 8:30-10
a.m. for younger campers and
from 10:30 a.m. to noon for
the older campers.
Camp cost is $45. Make
checks payable to Nassau
County School Board. Con-
tact Coach Shannon Strum-
lauf at Shannon.Strumlauf@

FRIDAY. MAY 20.2011 NEWS News-Leader

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garlic brighten the
front entrance to the
Anderson home in
Nassauville, above.
SPretty Jacobinia
carnea, or Brazilian
flame, flourish in the
rich soil, right.

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As Marlene Anderson
strolls through her
Nassauville yard pointing
out various plants and flow-
ers, she acknowledges that
keeping them looking so
healthy and beautiful is a lot
of work.
"But I love it!"
The colorful garden has
been a work in progress since
Anderson and her husband,
Richard, bought and cleared
their property 20 years ago.
"We enjoy being outside
and it is a source of pride
when it turns out to look
The Andersons have a
great variety of plants in
their yard, including
hydrangeas, begonias, impa-
tiens, several varieties of
bromeliads and gingers, two
types of dogwood, azaleas,
amaryllis, cannas and flower-
ing maples.
"We have also planted.
crepe myrtles, fig trees,
Confederate jasmine, blueber-
ries and asparagus, foxtail and
rabbit foot ferns."
The Andersons recycle
almost everything and use
very little fertilizer. "Most of
our plants come from cuttings
or are traded with friends and
One of these, is the prized
"black" day lily, imported
from Mississippi by a family
friend. The blooms are such a
deep purple that the flowers
appear black.
Some of the more unusual
plants in their yard are the
orchid cacti and the pagoda
plants whose bright, showy
blossoms last only a short
The Andersons have five
grown children, Sheri, Karen,
Susan, Robert and Rebecca.
They share their home with
four feline companions,
Wiggles, Blackie, Tom and

Marlene Anderson admires the short-lived orchid cactus
blooms in her garden, above. Below, "This plant is called
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow because it has three dif-
ferent color blossoms on it," said Anderson. Beautiful
ginger flowers lend a tropical air to the yard, middle.
Bottom, the scarlet blossoms of the orchid cactus.
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FRIDAY, MAY20.2011

A heartwarming event

T he fifth annual Wild Amelia did so in the summer of 2010. Sea turtle
Nature Festival has announced releases are not common on Amelia
that a sea turtle release will Island, although nest excavations often
take place on the final day of expose residents and summer visitors to .-
this year's festival, Sunday at 11 a.m. at the wonderful experience of seeing hatch-
Main Beach. The event is free and open lings crawl to the ocean for their first
to the public. ----- - --- --- swim.
The Georgia Sea I The Georgia Sea
Turtle Center on Jekyll Turtle Center rehabili-
Island, Ga., under the N states sea turtles that have
direction of Dr. Terry been injured, that have
Norton, will release one- become sick, or that -
or more rehabilitated green sea turtles strand from cold-shock or injury or ill-
back to the sea. The turtles have been ness. Their state-of-the-art care enables
patients at the Sea Turtle Center but are many turtles rescued from various beach-
now ready to return to their ocean home. es in southern states to heal and be
This is the fourth time that Wild Amelia returned to their ocean home; the center
Nature Festival and the Georgia Sea received many turtles sickened by the
Turtle Center have partnered on a sea Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of --
turtle release, a heartwarming event for 'Mexico one year ago. The center -
all ages. including its hospital and operating room
Green sea turtles are among the is a wonderful place to visit to learn -
largest species of sea turtles; they can more about saving sea turtles, a job for all
reach a weight of 700 pounds and live for of us. .
as long as 80 years. Their distinctive The Wild Amelia Nature Festival is a
green carapace, from hatchling to adult nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, dedi-
stage, is quite beautiful. They are an cated to educating visitors and residents
endangered species, as are all sea turtles.
They do nest on Amelia Island; several WILD Continued on 2B ______

for all on Sunday

At least one
green sea tur-
tle will be
released at
the Wild
., Amelia
8 8Nature
Festival on
,- *Sunday at 11
a.m. at Main
Beach. The
Georgia Sea
Turtle Center
will conduct
the release,
which is free
and open to
the public.
Left, a turtle
is released at
last year's

Music, festivals & more for MemorialDay

'Let Freedom Ring
ARIAS (Amelia Residents in Action for the
Symphony) presents its annual Memorial Day
weekend "Let Freedom Ring" concert, featur-
ing the entire Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra, on May 26.
The concert will again be held at First
SL-.- Baptist Church on South Eighth
Street, Fernandina Beach. Doors
will open at 7 p.m. and the con-
S cert begins at 8 p.m.
STickets are $15 and available
at The Book Loft; Front & Center.
Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course;
Golf Club of Amelia; the Amelia Island
Convention and Visitors Bureau; and the
reception center of the Omni Resort at Amelia
Island Plantation. Tickets will also be sold at
the door.
The program, built around Memorial Day
patriotic celebrations, is one that area resi-
dents will want to hear and enjoy. The orches-
tra will play a great set of American favorites,
including several Sousa marches. And as
usual, the orchestra will pay special tribute to
those who have served in the military with the
Armed Forces Salute, a piece that includes the
well-known songs that identify the respective
branches of the armed services.
For information about the concert or tick-
ets, call Hal Latimer at 261-8282.

Fort inch
Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave.,
will host a program Memorial Day.
r > weekend, May 28 and 29, in honor
of the men and women who served
in World War II. Visitors can
explore military displays, view
memorabilia and learn about the uniforms,
weapons, vehicles and lifestyle of those who
were part of the war during the 1940s.
Admission to the park is $6 per vehicle for
up to eight people in one car at the front gate
and $2 per person to enter the fort. Children
under 6 are free.

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic favorites at the annual
"Let Freedom Ring" concert, sponsored by ARIAS, on Thursday at First Baptist
Church, kicking off the Memorial Day weekend.

Program hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. For additional infor-
mation, contact the park at 277-7274 or visit

Blue Crab Festival
The 23rd annual Blue Crab Festival is
always Memorial Day weekend in
downtown Palatka. The fun
Begins at 5 p.m. Friday, May 27
and ends on Monday, Memorial
Day, at 5 p.m.
Admission is free, parking is

free, entertainment is free and the Paul
Bunyan Lumber Jack Show is free at the river-
front with.chainsaws and log rolling.
Helicopter rides are half price at $10 and
camel rides are only $5 each. There will be a
number of shows Saturday, Sunday and
Monday near the amphitheater.
It's also free to enter the Florida Seafood
Cook-Off State Championships, to be held on
May 28 at 10 a.m. Download an entry form at
www.bluecrabfestival.com.. The winners will
receive cash prizes. New this year will be the
MEMORIAL Cinlnedon 2B



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jazz festival
Grammy Award-winning Zydeco artist
Buckwheat Zydeco is set to headline the
2011 Amelia Island Jazz Festival, it was
announced by Artistic Director Les
DeMerle at the festival's scholarship/pre-
view concert on May 12.
The band, which
the New York Times
recently called "one
of the best party
bands in America,"
will perform
Saturday, Oct. 8,
within an expanded .
courtyard seating
arrangement at St
Peter's Episcopal
Church in
Fernandina Beach, Buckwheat Zydeco
beginning at 8 p.m.
The festival, sched-
uled for Oct 2-9 in Fernandina Beach, will
also present the internationally acclaimed
and sultry songstress Nicole Henry with
her eight-piece group on Friday, Oct. 7.
The week will kick off with its now tradi-
tional free concert, Sunday, Oct. 2, in
Amelia Park with Orion, the 18-piece U.S.
Navy Big Band Southeast. DeMerle noted
that other performers for this year will
include Virgin Records recording artist, vio-
linist Doug Cameron, special guest with the
Les DeMerle Band featuring Bonnie Eisele,
with "Gypsy Rendezvous," a tribute to the
JAZZ Continued on 2B


The Amelia Island Film Society, in association
with the Fernandina Little Theatre, will open its
May Film Series at 7:30
p.m. tonight at FLT with
"The Girl with the
Dragon Tattoo" (2009).
On May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
the AlFS will present
"The Girl Who Played
with Fire" and on May 22 at 2:30 p.m.. "The Girl
Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest."
The following weekend will feature "I Am Love"
on May 27 at 7:30 p.m.. "Blue Valentine" on May
28 at 7:30 p.m. and "Waiting for Superman" on
May 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 per screening ($8 for AIFS
members) and available by calling (904) 624-1145
and leaving purchase information or at the door,
1014 Beech St., Fernandina Beach.

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

The Rayonier Foundation is sponsoring the
free Community Concert Series as part of the
2011 Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival,
Saturday. May 21 at 11 a.m., young artists from
the McDuffie Center for Strings'at Mercer
University will "
play selections
by Bach. Sarasaiec
and Piazzola a[
the Nassau
Courthouse. 416
Centre St.
Sunday. May The band "eighth blackbird."
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 pavil-
ion. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.
Wednesday, June 8 at 11 a.m., Grammywinner
eighth blackbird will demonstrate various classi-

cal 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 today through June19. Visit

Cellist Zuill Bailey
and pianist Orli Shaham r
will be featured at the
grand opening perform-
ance of the 10th season
of the Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival
on May 25. Tickets to the
special performance at
St. Peter's Episcopal Zuill Bailey
Church in downtown
Fernandina Beach are
$50. including a champagne reception.
The festival will be held today through June 19.
with more than 50 artists and 20 performances in
intimate settings around the island. Tickets for all
concerts may be purchased at wwwaicmf.com or
by calling 261 1779. Get 10 percent off for three to
five performances and 20 percent off for six or
more concerts.

FRIDAY, MAY 20.2011 LEISURE News-Leader



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.
Contact Jay Robertson,
recreation manager, at 277-
7350, ext. 2013 or jrobert-
son@fbfl.org, or visit
www.fbfl.us or www.celebra-

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,
Chapter 54.

RAIN will host the sec-
ond annul "Ridin' For RAIN"
motorcycle run on May 21.
Enjoy an escorted ride
through Nassau County,
beginning at noon at Nassau
Power Sports at the comer of
AlA and Miner Road in Yulee
and ending at Cotton Eyed
Joe's at the foot of the Shave
Bridge. Registration starts at
10:30 a.m. Cost is a $25
donation per bike, and $5 for
additional rider and includes a
shirt, hat and barbecue lunch.
Cotton Eyed Joe's will provide
a DJ and beer specials. Non-
riders may enjoy food and fun
for $10. Rain date is June 18.
Call (904) 879-5861 or e-mail
Proceeds benefit RAIN's out-
reach programs and the ani-
mals in its care.
* *
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
election of household items
and decorations, furniture,
appliances 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 bring
them with you for the recycle

* *
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.
For information contact Mayor
Shirley Graham at (904) 879-

Enjoy the Blessing of the
Boats at the Fun in the Sun
Expo in downtown St.
Marys, Ga., on May 28. The
Rev. Maryann Meador, a
United Methodist Church pas-
tor and member of the St.
Marys Yacht Club, will officiate
at the ceremony on the city
dock at the St. Marys water-
front, beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Boaters wishing to participate
should contact Meador at
(912) 322-2916 or maryann-
* *
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-registra-
tion is suggested. Play begins
promptly at 2 p.m. Prizes will
be awarded to the top three
teams. Fried fish and shrimp
dinners by Chef Ron will be
available for purchase. Learn
to play in Bid Whist 101 ($5
For information call 310-
6696, email amer-
beachevents@aol.com or visit
om. Players and non-players
are welcome.


The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens, 829
Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, is hosting fun
for children ages 6 to 12 on
May 21 from 10:30 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. Participants of Art
Adventures: Dragon Invasion
will spend time exploring the
galleries, art making and time
in Art Connections, visit On
the Silk Road and the High
Seas: Chinese Ceramics,
Culture and Commerce and
contribute a scale to the
museum dragon that will be
hung in the Art Connections
interactive area. Cost is $10
for members and $15 for non-
members. Pre-registration is
required at (904) 355-0630.
0* *00
Diane Hamburg, mixed
media/fiber artist and mem-
ber of the Island Art
Association, is offering


Spring concert
The Don Thompson Chorale pres-
ents its spring 2011 concert, An
American Choral Bouquet, a perform-
ance of choral music by American com-
posers and arrangers, on June 5 at 3
p m. at Resurrection Catholic Church,
3383 N University Blvd Jacksonville.
Free admission Donations gratefully
Taste of the Blues'
Free monthly concerts will be held
from 7.30-10 p.m. at Cafe Karibo, 27 N.
Third St, leading up to the Amelia
Island Blues Festival Sept. 16 and 17.
Preview concerts will be held June 16,
July 14, Aug. 18 and Sept. 8.
For Information visit wwwameiais-
landbluesfest com.
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St, hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7:30-10 p.m. featuring great local
musicians. Admission Is free and all are
welcome. Come enjoy dessert, coffee
and music.
Cafe Karibo
Cafe Karlbo, 27 N. Third St., live
music Friday and Saturday from
6-9 p.m. on the patio outside;
live music Sundays outside from 5-8
p.m. Call 277-5269. Visit www.catekari-
Dog Star Tavernm
Dog Star Tavern, TO N. Second St,
Yonrico Scott (drummer from Derek
Trucks Band) tonight; The Fritz May 21;
Karl W. Davis Band & Jim Barcaro May
22; Brown Bag Special May 26, and
Amy Hendrickson & The Prime
Directive May 27. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook. Call 277-8010.

"Exploration in Surface
Design on Fabric," classes
in surface design at the Island
ArtAssociation, 18 N. Second
St., from 9 a.m.-noon May 23
and June 23.
Designed for the beginner
to 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-
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Calling all artists: The
theme for the next lobby art
show in conjunction with
Amelia Community
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

Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.,
live music. Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South
Fletcher Ave Blistur plays live all night
tonight; metal is back with Antler
Annihilation May 27; karaoke Sunday
nights with Daddy "0" 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
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island.
IndigD Alley
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St.,
Frankie's Jazz Jam the first Tuesday of
every month; other three Tuesdays,
Acoustic in the Round at 7 p.m.; second
and third Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Indigo
Film Club; open mike night Thursdays
at 7.30 p.m live music Fridays and
Saturday at 8 p.m Call 261-7222.
Larry & The Backtracks perform one
Thursday a month at Kelley's Courtyard
Caf6, 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

display. Submit digital (jpg
files) of up to seven images
to: mhx2@comcast.net or liz-
dion@lizdion.comn. 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.
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The Island Art
Association Edication
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

Tuesday at 6:30 pm with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment dan tournament
every Tuesday at 7:30 p m ; Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7:30-11 30 p.m the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8.30 p m -midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8 30 pm -12:30 a m. Call
261-1000. Visit www okanes.corn
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St..
live entertainment most nights Contact
blll@thepalacesaloon com. visit
www.thepalacesaloon cm or call 491-
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave live music every night on
the patio, tonight features Crescendo
Amelia. Call 310-6904. Visit
SlidersSeaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave The Macy's In the lounge
from 6-10 p.m tonight and 7-11 pm.
May 21; shaggin' in the lounge Sundays
from 4-7 p.m.; Pill Pill in the tiki bar
Wednesday from 5:30-9-30 p m.; live
, music m the bar all weekend. Call 277-
6652. Visit www slidersseaside.com
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave Andy Haney
tonight; Reggie Lee May 21; Richard
Smith May 22; Gary Keniston May 23,
Richard Smith May 24; DJ Roc May 25:
Stevie "Fingers" May 26: and Richard
Stratton May 27. 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.

and Mikolean Longacre,
during banking hours, until
mid June. The Bank is located
at 1750 South 14th St.


Fernandina Little Theatre
will hold open auditions for
"Dearly Departed," its most
popular comedy, opening
its 20th season. Needed are
five men and six women age
16 and above. Some roles are
very small; two male roles are
non-speaking. Performances
are July 9-23, with a matinee
July 10. Rehearsals are 1-2
weeknights and one Saturday
a week. Everyone is not
called for every'rehearsal!No
rehearsals June 24-27 or July -
1-4. Director is Kate Hart. Also
needed-are backstage crew.
Auditions will be held May
21 at 11:15 a.m. and May 23
at 7:15 p.m. at FLT, 1014
Beech St. For information
contact fltbiz@peoplepc.com.
* *
Students at West Nassau
High School are starring in
a musical of Broadway
tunes. Performances are 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
* *
Amelia Community
Theatre, 207 Cedar St., pres-
ents "The Diary of Anne
Frank," adapted by Wendy
Kesselman from the
Goodrich/Hackett play.
Directed by Charlie Horton,
the play features Paige
Markwell, Emily Eberwine,
Cohen Roberts, Gill Johnston,
Maggie Carison, Doug
McDowell, Judy Tipton,
Jeffrey Goldberg, Joe Parker,
Tori Smith and Kevin Kessel.
SStow 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 current ID). The
box office opens May 24 and
is then open from 11 a.m.-1
p.m. on Tuesday/Thursday/
Saturday and 90 minutes
before curtain. Call 261-6749.
Beginning June 1, tickets
may be purchased online at

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Reinhardt accompanist,
Stephane Grapelli, an organ
trio set highlighting the
music of the great Jimmy
Smith, an Oct. 5 Blues Night
at Sandy Bottoms showcas-
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the Traffic, who recently
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annual Latin Night program
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Both the Friday and
Saturday evening shows will
close with late night jam ses-
sions at St. Peter's. Dixieland
Jazz Brunch performances by
the Spare Rib Six will round
out the week on Sunday, Oct.
9, at the Beech Street Grill.
In addition to previewing
the music for the 2011 festi-
val, the May 12 show at the
Amelia Community Theatre
presented this year's AIJF
Scholarship winner, saxo-
phonist John Sheard, along
with the Dynamic Les
DeMerle Jazz All Stars, in a

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Palatka New Vision lions
Club "Duck Race." Ducks will
be on sale for $5 each with
the winning duck getting
$1,000 cash. The race will be
about noon on Memorial Day
at the amphitheater.
This year's food vendors
will include everything from
blue crabs to queen corn,
homemade soft drinks to
freshly squeezed
Entertainment will be fea-

sparkling evening of jazz clas-
Additional activities for
2011 will include a Monday,
Oct. 3 Sponsor's Party and on
Tuesday, Oct. 4, a Jazz At The
Movies program, featuring an
evening of great jazz films,
both at the Hampton Inn at
the Marina. DeMerle also
said that secondary stages
will be set up this year in
downtown Fernandina to
present young jazz musicians
and other rising talent.
"This will be our most
complete festival to date. We
plan to have swinging jazz

tured all weekend under the
big entertainment tent featur-
ing local acts and regional tal-
Memorial Day activities ,
will include a parade at 10
a m. down St. Johns Avenue
featuring veterans groups and
others. To participate contact
Sam Deputy at (386) 328-4021
or veterans groups are asked
to contact Gerry Feaster at
(386) 329-1988.
A wreath will be dropped
into the river at the conclusion
of the ceremony Visit
www.bluecrabfestival.com or

going on in various spots
throughout the entire week,"
he added. Tickets and a com-
plete schedule of events will
be available in June.
A not for profit 501(c) (3)
corporation, the Les DeMerle
Amelia Island Jazz Festival
distributes proceeds toward a
scholarship program to fund
college educations for aspir-
ing jazz musicians.
For more information,,
please contact the festival hot-
line, at 504-4772, visit
valcom or email info@ameli-

call (386) 325-4406 for infor-
The Florida Park Service
will host the 59th Annual
Florida Folk Festival at
Stephen Foster Folk Culture
Center State Park, 11016
lillian Saunders Drive,
White Springs, Memorial Day
weekend, Friday, May 27,
through Sunday, May 29.
Festivities will begin Friday at
6:30 p.m. on the banks of the
Suwannee River featuring a
performance by Grammy
Award-winning country artist
Billy Dean.
The 2011 Folklife Area by
the Florida Department of
State will celebrate the diverse
cultures of the Panhandle
region, including presenta-
tions from oystermen,
shrimpers and fishermen.
With a storytelling tent, three
workshop tents to teach folk
crafts and customs, two food
areas with rural foods to com-
mercial seafood stands and a
dedicated dance stage, the
folk festival offers the tradi-
tional culture of all walks of
life and regions of Florida.
The festival features daily
performances by native folk
and roots artists, including
national recording artists,
songwriters and musicians of

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about the wild places and
wildlife of Amelia Island. The
fifth annual festival, set for
today, Saturday and Sunday at
venues on and around Amelia
Island, includes ecotours,
nature photography classes,
an Expo with exhibits for
adults and interactive exhibits
for children, music, a silent
auction, a high of "Music and
More Under the Stars" at
Fort Clinch this evening, as
well as the sea turtle release.
For information, visit

swing, folk, blues, gospel,
country, Latin, jazz, bluegrass,
Caribbean and zydeco. The
festival has more than 300
scheduled performances.
Advance discount tickets
'are on sale through today.
Adult admission is $20 per day
or $40 for the weekend in
advance; and $25 per day or
$50 for the weekend at the
gate. Children under six are
admitted free of charge.
Tickets for children ages 6-16
for the weekend are $4 in
advance or $5 at the gate.
Credit card purchases can be
made by calling (877) 635-
3655, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Visit www.FloridaFolk
The sixth annual
Memorial Day Ride to benefit
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
register call 321-0404, email
magnasalon @bellsouth.net or
visit www.magnasalon.com.


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2011-2012 Show Choir
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Saturday, June 4 2:30 4:30 pm
Saturday, August 6 2:30 4:30 pm
Call to schedule an audition
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FRfDAY. MAY 20.2011

To Place An Ad, Call (904) 261-3696. The Classified Ad Deadline for Wednesdays is 5:00 p.m. Monday and for Fridays is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday

100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 204 Work Wanted 403 Financial-Home/Property 606 Photo Equipment & Sales 619 Business Equipment 800 REAL ESTATE 813 Investment Property 858 Condos-Unfurnished
101 Card of Thanks 205 Live-in Help 404 Money To Loan 607 Antiques-Collectibles 620 Coal-Wood-Fuel 801 Wanted to Buy or Rent 814 West nrassau County 859 Homes-Furnished
102 Lost & Found 206 Cn.ia Care 500 FARM & ANIMAL 608 Produce 621 Garden/Lawn Equipment 802 Mobile Homes 815 K.nqgsland/Si. Mars 860 Homes-Unfurnesned
103 In Memorlam 207 Business Opportunity 501 Equipment 609 Appliances 622 Plants/Seeds/Fertilizer 803 Mobile Home Lots 816 Camanp Counrty 86 1Vacaion Rentals
104 Personals 300 EDUCATION 502 Livestock & Supplies 610 Air Conditioners/Heaters 623 Swap/Trade 804 Amelia Island Homes 817 Other Areas 862 Bed & Breakfast
105 Public Notice 301 Schools & Instruct.ion 503 PeIs/Supplies 611 Home Furnishings 624 Wanted to Buy 805 Beaches 850 RENTALS 66 O ffice
106 Happy Card 302 Diei/Exerr.se 504 Serices 612 Muscial Instruments 625 Free Items 806 Waterfront 851 Roommate Wanted 864 CommerrnaiRetai
107 Special Occasion 303 Hobotes.'Crafts 600 MERCHANDISE 613 Television-Radio-Stereo 700 RECREATION 807 Condominimus 852 Mobile Homes 901 TRANSPORTATION
108 Gift Shops 305 Tutoring 601 Garaqe Sales 614 Jewelry/Watches 701 Boats & Trailers 808 Off Island/Yulee 853 lMooie Home Lots 901 AuTormNOTiAes
200 EMPLOYMENT 306 Lessons/Classes 602 Art'cles for Sale 615 Building Materials 702 Boat Supplies/Dockage 809 Lots 854 Ro.om 902 Trucks
201 Help Wanted 400 FINANCIAL 603 Miscellaneous 616 Storage/Warehouses 703 Sports Equipment Sales 810 Farms & Acreage 855 Apartments-furrnis.hed 903 Vans
202 Sales-Business 401 Mortgage Bought/Sold 604 Bicycles 617 Machinery-Tools-Equip. 704 Recreation Vehicles 811 Cor.-r.,ra.aIi'Rer.,i 81 6 Apartments-Unfurr. 904 Motorcycles
203 Hotel/Restaurant 402 Stocks &. Bonds 605 Corn.puters-Suopi.es 618 Auctions 705 Computers & Supplies 812 r.p.'Eri, E.1-.a.-ge 857 Codclds-Furished 905 Commern:cial


102 Lost & Found
polka dotted case on Thurs. night 4/21
it either Bealls Outlet or CVS parking
ot. Heartbroken over lost photos of
children. REWARD for disk. (603)731-
1759 twclub628@comcast.net

If You Have Lost Your Pet please
check the Nassau Humane Society
acility located at 671 Airport Rd. next
o the airport (904)321-1647 & the
.'lassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
licensee Rd. In Yulee next to the drivers
license building (904)491-7440.

Slider's Seaside Grill. Gold, dated
t954. Call (904)277-6652.

104 Personals
in Over 100 Papers throughout Florida
for One Low Rate. Advertising
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PREGNANT? Considering adoption? A
childless, energetic, spiritual, comm-
.tted couple seeks to adopt. Financially
secure. Healthcare professionals. Ex-
penses paid. Call Gil & Dave (888) 580-
ADOPT (2367). FL Bar #0150789. ANF

S 105 Public Notice

All Real Estate Advertised
Herein Is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes It
illegal to advertise any prefer-
ence, limitation, or discrimination
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the Intention to
make any such preference,
limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is In violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
If you believe that you may have
been discriminated against in
connection with the sale, rental or
financing of housing, call the
United States Department of
Housing and Urban Development
HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
the hearing impaired 1(800)927-

107 Special Occasion
Available for Parties, Weddings,
Meetings, etc. Call (904)225-5861 or
email tburch534@gmail.com

S 201 Help Wanted
DRIVERS CDL-A. Great home time.
Start up to 434t/mi. Sign on bonus.
Lease purchase available. Experience
req'd. (800)441-4271 ext. FL-100.
HornadyTransportation.com. ANF
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
News-Leader and the FTC.
Fine Dining Experience Required
SFull & Part Time Positions Available
Espressos Caf, Amelia Island
see www.espressoscafe.com
Fax Resume To 904-491-9810

201 Help Wanted
Immediate career opportunities avail-
able with Northeast Florida and South-
east Georgia's Premier Landscape
Management Company. Serious about
your career in the landscape industry?
Want your abilities to make a
difference and be recognized? Want to
be properly awarded for helping your
company achieve Its goals? Talk to us
about joining our team. Excellent pay,
benefits, and professional work envir-
onment. Martex Services Is currently
seeking Crew Supervisors to lead
landscape maintenance teams at our
Amelia Island, FL and St. Marys, GA
locations. Qualified candidates must
possess the following:
Horticulture or related degree (or)
substantial landscape experience.
Proficiency in all landscape maint-
enance operations.
Strong work ethic.
Ability to acquire restricted applicators
spray license.
Ability to communicate effectively with
crew members and customers.
Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.
Willingness to train and manage crew
Valid Driver License withclean driving
Martex primarily serves a commercial
and resort clientele where customer
service and quality work are para-
mount. We are looking for strong team
leaders whose own personal values
align with ours. If you are interested,
we would like to talk to you about
present and future opportunities.
FAX resume to (904)261-0821 or e-
mail info@martexlandscape.com.

HOUSEKEEPER Three 1/2 days per
week to handle all housekeeping &
laundry needs (4 full time family mem-
bers). Candidate must be able to multi-
task, be trustworthy & work independ-
ently. Job to commence in July. Pay
commensurate with experience. Please
send resume, references & salary re-
quirements to: aflick@denallusa.com
erience selling advertising. Successful
candidates should have college degree
or equivalent and work experience
selling advertising. We provide salary
plus commission, compensation and
provide full benefits: Health, Life &
Disability insurance. Email resume to:
available. Call Margie 583-3336 or
Phyllis 753-0363.
specialty; ,s~op. Dapys_., nights, &
weekends. Retail 6 erice necessry:
Call (904)26lLO047.'
professional a must! Call Ace Taxi at
(904)225-8888. New owners.
HOUSEKEEPER Saturdays required.
Drug test required. Must have
transportation. Amelia Island Resort
Rentals, Inc. (904)261-9444
DRIVERS No exp. No problem. 100%
pd CDL training. Immediate benefits.
20/10 program. Trainers earn up to
494:/mi. CRST Van Expedited (800)
326-2778, www.JoinCRST.com. ANF

S 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.
Duties include:
- 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
professional manner.
- Performs other job-related duties as
Must exhibit strong organizational
and data entry skills
- Knowledge ofMSDynamics and
MSOffice a plus.
This is a permanent opportunity with
benefits. Please email your resume to:

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

We are seeking an experienced
Executive Assistant to assist the CEO
with administrative functions. Qualified
candidates must have a minimum of 5
years experience and an Associate's
Degree. Duties, responsibilities and
requirements include:
* Research and document special
projects as needed or directed by
Chief Executive Officer.
* Responsible for confidential and
Time sensitive material. Requires
ability to exercise independent
judgment and handle and safeguard
confidential information.
* Prepares routine and advanced
correspondence. Assist CEO & other
key executives in developing written
and visual presentation materials
for Board, Media, Association and
public speaking engagements.
* Collects, compiles, records or
otherwise gathers data, prepares
standard and custom reports with
information necessary for decision
* Arranges travel for the CEO; plans
meetings and professional venues
by developing Itineraries and
agendas; books transportation;
organization and setup of meeting
venues required.
* Must possess a strong focus on
detail and accuracy with exceptional
verbal, written and time manage-
ment skills.
* Must be task oriented and have the
ability to prioritize work effectively
while working on multiple projects.
* Must rely on experience and judg-
ment to plan and accomplish goals.
* Must have extensive knowledge of
MS Office applications such as Word,
Excel, Access, PowerPoint and
Successful completion of background
check required. Please send resume
to: P.O. Box 766-A, Fernandina Beach,
FL 32035

S 201 Help Wanted
CDL DRIVERS Great pay. Tons of
Texas Frac work. Great company.
Companybenefits. Must have bulk
pneumatic trailer oxp. Call today (800)
491-9029. ANF .
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.
DRIVERS -. CDL-A drivers. Team &
solo drivers needed for dry van &
tanker positions. 1 yr OTR exp
required. Call (877)822-6537 now.
www.oakleytransport.com. ANF
DRIVER Recession proof refrigerated
freight. Plenty of miles. Need
refresher? Free tuition at FFE. $1000
sign-on. Pet & Rider policy. CO & 0/0's.
recruit@ffex.net (855)356-7121. ANF
Will include weekends. Apply in person
at Summer Beach Resort, 5456 First
Coast Hwy.
TIME Call Genine (904)415-1186.
HEAT & AIR JOBS Ready to work?
3-wk accelerated program. Hands on
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S 601 Garage Sales
7:30am. 1782 Heather St., Amelia
Park. Artwork, housewares, comforter,
furniture, baskets, scales, pillows,
puzzles, ladder, & LOTS MORE!

SALE 862388 N. Hampton Club Way.
Everything must go. Fine Furniture
Bedroom suit, Living room suite, dining
room set, brown leather sofa, Ig sitting
chair, 62 inch TV with all extras, Ref,
Stove, Water Softener, small items.
Please call 904/707/6762

YARD SALE Fri. 5/20 & Sat. 5/21,
8:30am-3pm. 76084 Dove Rd., Yulee.

YARD SALE for "Missions". Amelia
Baptist is returning to West Virginia for
the fifth year In a row. Many nice
household items including exercise
equipment, books, toys, will be
available. Fri. 5/20 & Sat. 5/21, 8am-
1pm. 2211 Lumina Ct., in Arbors at
Amelia, off Will Hardee.

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*3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/IBA
Furnished $1200 a month + utilities.
Available May 1,2011
*I 334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/IBA.1.243
approx. sq.ft. $1,200/mo. + utilities.
1801 S.Fletcher, 2BR/IBA Furnished.
All util. except Electric incl.WIFI and TV.
Sm. attractive cottage with an ocean
view.Avail. Early June.$ 1,650/mo.
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.
Available June 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.
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

601 Garage Sales


JOE'S PRODUCE First Community
Flea Market, Sat. 5/21, 9am-3pm,
located in Deer Walk Plaza.

YARD SALE Multi-family at one
address: 1952 Oak Dr. on Fri. 5/20,
Sat. 5/21, & Sun. 5/22, Sam-noon.
Appliances, clothes, tools, & misc.
items. See you soon!
YARD SALE Sat., 8am-2pm. 96598
Chester Rd. Clothes, furniture, motor-
cycle accessories, tools, glass, tanning
bed, & lots more.
GARAGE SALE 1632 Irene Court,
North Beach off Lisa, Sat., 8am-2pm.
Bunk beds, coffee table, books,
clothes. Call 277-6964 for bunk beds,
$175 firm.
FRI. 5/20 & SAT 5/21 8:30am-
12noon. 1922 Highland Dr. French
Provincial dining table with 6 chairs,
antique desk, 100s of books, beach
decorations, Rascal scooter, dolls,
refrigerator, misc.

GARAGE SALE Friday & Saturday,
May 20-21, 8:00am. Furniture,
Designer Clothes, Housewares, etc.
Email foxcharleeeivahoo.com. 95501
Sonoma Drive, Old Nassauville to
Woodbridge Subdivision.
GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/21, 9am-4pm.
Old XBox games & other stuff. 891 S.
YARD SALE Sat. 5/21, 8am-3pm.
96603 Commodore Point Dr., off
Chester Rd. in Yulee (at 2nd Heron
Isles entrance). Furniture, clothes,
jewelry, collectible dolls, & other misc.
GARAGE SALE Thurs., Fri., & Sat.
86939 Jean Rd., Yulee. Christmas
items, freezer, furniture, sweeper, knife
collection, kitchen items, clothes,
DVDs, Nintendo games, and misc.
From 8am to 5pm.

601 Garage Sales

Davidson, Coach, name brand clothing,
shoes and accessories, kitchenware,
surf and skate, home decor, linens and
fine art. 1721 5. 8th St. Sat 5/21,

CATS ANGELS Great bargains. Last
sale until fall. Sat. 5/21, 9am-2pm.
Books, furniture, TVs, videos, CDs, &
household items. 709 5. 8th St.

GARAGE SALE Fri. & Sat., 8am-3pm.
85481 Claxton Rd., Yulee. Lots of

ESTATE SALE Fri. 5/20, Sat. 5/21, &
Sun. 5/22, 8am-5pm. Every room,
living, dining, kitchen, office, bed,
bath, garage, plus misc. 1843
Windswept Oak Ln. (Ocean Reach
Subd.), Fernandina.

MOVING SALE Amelia Park. Fri.
5/20 & Sat. 5/21, 8am-12pm. Sofa,
pictures, rugs, table, chairs,
decorative. 1713 Geddes Ln.


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GARAGE SALE Sat. 5/21, 9am-lpm.
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Subd). Household items, clothes,
furniture, and much more! Follow
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2BR/2BA single Avail. 2BR/1BA $600/mo
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1951 South 8th Street
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Call for details

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

S 609 Appliances
by-side, 19.9 cu. ft. w/icemaker, used,
works, almond color, $175. Uhaul.
Call/lv msg (904)410-3734.


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S 601 Garage Sales
8:30am-3pm. 85161-2 Commercial
Park Dr. Industrial supplies, office
furniture, forklift, baby items, etc.

1241 HARRISON PT. TR. Slip
covered sofas/chair, antique oak
dresser, lamps, antique safe, PS2,
Vintage Gucci bags, Vintage clothes.
Sat. 5/21, 8am-lpm.

BIG YARD SALE! 85116 St. John Ct.
in Yulee. Fri. 5/20 & Sat. 5/21,
8:30am-? Lots of kitchen stuff, couch,
lamps, home decor, recliners, linens,
upright freezer and lots more.

Located off AlA/First Coast Hwy.
Saturday 5/21, 8am-lpm. GREAT
contact 261-0820. Rain date 5/22.

602 Articles for Sale
auto. transmission, doesn't require
motorcycle license; with Harmon
handicap lift, $2100 for pair.

FOR SALE Washer, entertainment
center, full bed, dresser, 60" TV, 12TC
sheets (new). Call (904)504-7674.

Settee, 2 chairs, 2 ottomans & table.
Blue & white cushions. $125. Call
(904)261-3854 anytime.




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4BR/4BA- 3200 asf- $1,399,000

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

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


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to central & window AC's, refrigerators
& freezers. Kish's (904)225-9717.

611 Home Furnishings
w/arms, leaf & hutch, $300. Like new
Ebony & Cherry dinette set w/4 chairs
&drop leaf, $350. Call (904)583-7130

- upholstered in red Tucson print fab-
ric. Excellent condition. Chairs $199/
ea. Ottoman $50. Call (904)491-0701.

701 Boats & Trailers
Excellent condition. 4HP Mercury,
galvanized trailer, trolling motor, GPS.
$2500. (904)261-7458

610 Air Conditioners


801 Wanted To
Buy or Rent
house/condo with 1-2 car garage near
FBHS w/6 mo. lease. Have dog. Good
family. Call Cathy (904)556-9540.

802 Mobile Homes
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.
wide and corner lot, approx. 1690 sqft.
incl. porch Cent H&AC. City water,
sewer. $82,000 Neg. (276)768-9595

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

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

808 Off Island/Yulee
FOR SALE 1998 3BR/2BA Double
wide. Living room w/fireplace, DR,
equipped kitchen, CH/AC. Lot size
100x200. 94093 Duck Lake Drive,
Fernandina Beach. Owner anxious.
Please visit us at firstcoast.org. First
Coast Realty, Inc. (904)879-1008.

S809 Lots
LAND FOR SALE 3.35 acres CR 121,
Hilliard. No well or septic, has culvert
with concrete apron. $45,000. Look,
Make offer. .(276)768-9595

817 Other Areas
home, 3-stall barn, Ig workshop, gar-
age, scenic lake frontage, dock, pier.
Price reduced $799,000. Owner financ-
ing. Lake Tillery, east of Charlotte, NC.
Iron Horse Properties (800)997-2248.
www.ironhorseproperties.net. ANF

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851 Roommate Wanted
house on island 5 blocks from main
beach. Dog OK. Prefer no smoking.
$400/mo. + deposit. (904)277-0040

S 852 Mobile Homes
ON ISLAND In. park. Very clean re-
modeled 2/2 & 3/2 mobile homes with
or w/d utils starting $175 wk, $695/mo
+ dep. Call for details 261-5034.
2006 JACOBSON 28X80 4BR/2BA &
landscaped acre in Fernandina Beach.
Lv. room, den, fireplace, large porches.
Home shows new, must see at
$695/mo. (904)589-9585.
RENT/BUY Owner finance, 3/2 w/
den & DR. Remodeled DWMH, fenced
' corner lot, 1 acre, 1700sf, CH&A, Nass-
auvillec. $800/mo. + dep. 261-5034
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
$500/mo. One for $600/mo. In small
very quiet trailer park off Blackrock Rd.
Water, garbage service, & mowing
provided. (904)583-4459
86156 WESLEY RD. Harts Rd. to
Wilson's Neck to Wesley. 3/2 double
wide, 1500 sq. ft. $795. Nick Deonas
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FRIDAY. MAY 20, 2011 CLASSIFIED News-Leader 5B

855 Apartments
1BR/1BA Dining/kitchen-living rm.,
carport, elect., water, garbage, W/D,
cable TV, all furn. In Nassauville. 6 mo.
lease. $500/mo.+$300 dep. 277-3819

dryer, hardwood floors. Near ocean.
$750/mo. Call (904)491-6136.

856 Apartments
314 N. 5TH ST. 1BR/1BA $700/mo.
+ security deposit. Some util. incl. &
2BR/1BA $950/mo. + security deposit
all util. incl. (904)557-8600

OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005

view, S. Fletcher. Yearly lease.
Enclosed garage. (904)491-1687

Affordable Apartments For Rent -
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.

2BR/2.S5BA, beach townhouse in a
quiet neighborhood setting. All major
appliances furnished including an Inside
private laundry. Located close enough
to hear the surf but not have the spray.
Must be seen to be appreciated. Call
753-2444 for an appointment.

857 Condos-Furnisher
2BR/2BA Fabulous villas. $1200/mo.,
6 month lease + utilities. $1400/mo.,
up to 4 months + utilities. Unique
Realty & Rentals (904)261-3900.

OCEAN FRONT 2BR/2BA, L/T rental,
pool, fishing pier, tennis, walkover,
parking for two. $1500/mo. + electric,
phone, & cable. (904)583-8733

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.

858 Condks-Unfurnished|
Living in Paradise. 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe
condos in gated, lakeside community
with 24/7 fitness ctr, resort-style pool,
tennis & more! Starting at just
$749/mo! Call Tammy for our spring
special @ 904-415-6969 for a showing.

858 Condos-Unfurnished
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.
3BR/3.5BA TOWNHOUSE 2800 sf,
gated community with amenities, all
appliances, near shopping and near
beach, private beach club. $1700/mo.
Available mid-May. Darlington Realty,
Inc. (904)261-8030.
2BR/2BA Villas at Summer Beach.
Gated-luxury, ground floor, garage,
pool, private. Pet OK. $1200/mo +
utilities. Avail June 1. (904) 206-1486

860 Homes-Unfurnished
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.

863 Office
rent. Call (904)753-2178.

Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-lSOOsf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia Insurance. (904)557-5644

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

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

FORREN -Floa Par, R/' A then decide Busy location, corner of
Available Immediately. $1250/mo. Call 8th & Gum. 1500sf Low rent. (904)
Linda (321)231-3888. 321-1651

inground pool, 2 Ig porches, 2 car gar.
Furn/unfum. 1 yr. lease. $1950/mo.
Avail 6/30. (912)682-8118
FOR RENT Nassauville 3BR/1.5BA
newly renovated house. New applianc-
es D/W, W/D, hardwood floors. Quiet
neighborhood. No smoking. $1000/mo.
+ dep. References req'd. Please call
521-0866 or 314-2544
Kings Bay, Amelia Island. 3BR/2BA, 2-
car garage, W/D, covered patio, tile
floor. $1050/mo. (904)206-2841
3BR/2BA Only 1/2 mile from beach,
north end of Amelia Island. 1200Q
square feet with updated appliances.
Washer/Dryer hook-ups inside house.
Fenced, low-maintenance lot on quiet
dead-end street. $1200 mo./$1200
security. Pet "ok" with fee. Available
June 1. Call or text (904)556-9550.

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

1 63 Office
- Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure Wi-Fi
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058
400-4000 sq ft. Centre & Second St.
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fees included. 2-car garage. $1750
18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 5BR/5BA/2 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
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Amelia River. Pool, outdoor fireplace, patio living area,
boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car garage. Professional kitchen, 1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building,
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PLANTATION Completely renovated ocean
Charming well-kept home is view 3/2 has new windows.
move in ready Open floor plan kitchen. wood & tile floors.
huge family room. laminate & roof & more. Short term
tilie floirs in livine areas.
screened porch. lenceTyadid rentals allowed.
#54741 5175.000 #54614 5339500

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quiet North end of Amelia has oversized kitchen, huge
Island. 4/3 with 3rd floor master bedroom & a great
bonus room. Rare 100 fool price Not a short salel
wide lot that can be divided, r
#54452 51.490,000 #54814 $210.000

Bright open and spacious 4/2 Updated 3/2.5 oceanvlew
across the street from the beach house with Inground
beach. Fireplace. hardwood screened pool on double lot is
floorsmany recent upgrades. a steal! Downstairs bonus
room. Vacation rentals permit
#54851 $425.000 #46079 $495.000

Don't miss this 4/3 on'one
acre with screened Inground
pool. upgraded appliances. 3
car garage. treed backyard.
#54879 5259.900

Beuiulll2734sfcustom builtI
2 sioryon 2 acres in YuIce.No
HOA. chef's kitchen. huge
bonus room wv/built ins &
#54850 5325,000

Countess of Egmont $159,000
First Avenue (3.9 acres)$195,000
First Avenue $195,000
Keystone Lane $109,000
Long Point $575,pO00O
N. Fletcher Avenue $150,000

Lovely cedar home on2 acres Beautiful Plantation Pointe
has many upgrades. Bamboo homeshows llkea modell Oak
wood & ltile floors, granite & tile floors. granite tops.
tops. steam/shower spas. built-Ins. screened lanai
large sunmroom, barn. w/spa. furniture pkg available.
#55063 $220.000 #54980330,000

Great price for this well-main-
tained 2nd home just
moments from the beach.
Crown molding. large MBR,
screened porch, great floor
#55074 $269.900

Beautiful 4/3 custom built
brick home on I-acre lot in
Yulee. Fully fenced yard w/util-
ity building. Adjoining 3 acres
also available.
#54674 $184.900

Oak Marsh $495,000
Ocean Avenue $300,000
Olmsted Lane $65,000
Plantation Oaks Ln $159,000
S. Fletcher Avenue $890,000
S. Fletcher Avenue $549,000

Great oceanfront 3/2 1506 sf
townhome is fully furnished &
ready t o rent Vacation rentals

#5.'4987 59.000n

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


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Blackrock Road $55,000
Blackrock Road $278,000
Cayman Circle $37,000
Claxton Road $99,500
Cook Road $39,990
Edwards Road $45,000
Edwards Road $55,000
Equestrian Way $27,500

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

Recently remodeled 3/2.5
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95330 Spinaker 3792 sf. 4BR/3.5BA gorgeous ocean vieiv
home located in the exclusive Amelia Island community of
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 icub. 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. Off Island. $2,195/mo

2 Belted Kingfisher 2509 sf. 3BR/3.5BA executive home,
located on exclusive Omni Amelia Island Plantation.
I Fireplace, large bonus room overlooking two decks, hot tub
and a power generator are just some of the feature of this
home. Pets ok. On Island. $1,800/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 with bay windows. Wood floors
throughout. Over sized Florida room on back with tiled
floors. Upgraded kitchen with double oven. Master badh has
walk-in shower and jetted tub. Pets ok. Off Island.

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

"Great Island Location Near The Beach" 2229 sf.
4BR/3BA bright Florida style home in the Ocean Cay
neighborhood. Large Family room with fireplace, formal
dining room and kitchen with breakfast area. Large fully
screened back porch. Pets ok. On Island. $1,600/mo

2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
Island Plantation condo located just one block from the
beach! Offered completely furnished and ready to go. No
pets. On Island. $1,450/mo

1614 Park 1628 sf. 3BR/2.5BA fully furnished Amelia
Park townhouse with separate living and family rooms. Plus
eat in kitchen with center island. Large private landscaped
courtyard leading to the 2 car garage. No pets. On Island.

1836 Perimeter Park 1300 sf. 2BR/2BA second floor
Amelia Park town house. Separate living and dining rooms
plus breakfast nook in kitchen. Washer & Dryer. One car
garage. Pers ok. On Island. $1.300/mo

1843 Windswept Oak Lane 1873 sf. 3BR/2BA single
family home in Ocean Reach community. Features a
separate office plus large screened porch with a fenced
backyard. Close to the beach and shopping. Pets allowed.
On Island. $1,300/mo

96094 Marsh Lake Drive 2301 sf. 3BR/2BA Marsh
Lakes home with tile and wood flooring throughout.
Professionally designed and maintained koi water garden in
backyard overlooking rhe marsh. Screened and tiled back
porch. Master suite with attached sitting/office space. All
lawn care included! Pers ok. Off Island. $1,795/mo

75079 Ravenwood 1725 sf. 3BR/2BA open floor plan
Florida style home in Timbercreek. Bright, large rooms and
kitchen overlooking living area with plenty of cabinet space.
Pets ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo

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. Two car garage. Pets allowed. On Island.

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 Fernandina
schools. Pets ok. On Island. $l,175/mo

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

Amelia Lakes #521 Free months rent! 1145 sf. 3BR/2BA
second floor condo with screen porch overlooking pool.
Family room has vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Master suite
with two walk-in closets. Pets ok. Off Island. $1,000/mo

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

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

4807 St. Marc Court 1149 sf. 2BR/2BA South end
townhouse in The Colony near Harris Teeter and other
shopping! Living room with fireplace. Washer & dryer
included. Pets ok. On Island. $800/mo

Southend Business Park Luxated between the Rnjc Cardion and Amelia IslMd Planation. 'Rvo spaces available. FlMly
built (or offices Move in speuAl price S8!S.00 fur 1018 sA or 81,4'5.00 for 1456 if with CAM.

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FRIDAY. MAY 20.2011 I/News-Leader

a..,^ ,Future Land Use
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The East Nassau Community Planning Area (ENCPA) is a comprehensive -
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50+-year master plan that executes the vision expressed through the '
citizens'Vision 2032 process and 18 separate public hearings before the -
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Planning and Zoning Board and Board of County Commissioners.

What will the ENCPA do for Nassau County?

Job Creation Broadens Tax Base and Reduces Traffic Congestion
Creates jobs in well-designed, mixed-use communities to broaden and diversify our tax base;
Reduces strains on our existing infrastructure by creating jobs, shopping and schools near
where people live;
Spreads new infrastructure costs among developers, future businesses and residents
through property and sales taxes-NOT existing residents and tax payers.

Thoughtful Community-Minded Planning
Executes the comprehensive planning vision of our citizens as expressed by the Vision 2032
Creates communities where people can live, work, and play, and carefully locates future
schools, hiking and biking trails, fire stations, etc.
Reduces infrastructure and service costs through compact, mixed-use development plans;
Provides certainty of a higher standard for future development and a long-term, multi-modal
transportation plan.

Protecting our Environment and Quality of Life
Preserves more than half of the 23,000 acres in green space, buffering wetlands and
protecting wildlife habitat;
Expands outdoor recreation areas such as parks, hiking and biking trails;
Protects"viewsheds"to and from the St. Mary's River by carefully locating structures away
from the high river bluffs and providing public access to these special places.

If you'd like to learn more, please come to County m j. .
Commission Chambers on Monday, May 23 at 7 p.m. IT L, V
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