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County bans fireworks
The Nassau County Commission
has banned until further notice the
use of fireworks in-the unincorporat-
ed areas of the county. Individuals
who use fireworks for the Fourth
of July holiday could be fined or
The ban does not affect commer-
cial fireworks displays such as that
planned Monday by the city of
Fernandina Beach. Nor does it affect
individuals inside city limits who set
The county's fireworks ban goes
hand-in-hand with a ban on outdoor
burning enacted by the commission
in May because of an extremely high
Under the burn ban, all outdoor
burning, unless authorized by the
Florida Division of Forestry, is pro-
hibited. This includes the burning of
yard trash, household paper prod-
ucts, bonfires, campfires, warming
fires and cooking fires.
Outdoor cooking done with a con-
tained gas or charcoal grill (excluding
a fire.pit) is the only exception.
Violations of the ban are punish-
able 'by a fine up to $500 and/or
imprisonment in county jail for up to
60 days. Personnel from Nassau
County Fire Services will issue vio-
lation notices to any person violating
the fireworks or burn bans and also
will extinguish any fire not author-
ized by the Florida Division of
The bans come after prolonged
drought conditions have turned the
county into a tinderbox, with several
active fires burning. Recent rains
have done little to abate the danger,
and Nassau County Interim Fire
Chief Matt Graves had already made
a public plea for residents to refrain
from using fireworks over the July 4
For a list of local holiday events, see'
pages 2A, lB.
leads to 4 arrests
Two people have been arrested and
two more were expected to be for host-
ing a party where a University of
Alabama football player died May 12.
Neal P Clements, 22, and Daniel
Stouter, 24, 2570 First Ave., Apt. B,
Fernandina Beach, were arrested
Wednesday and released Thursday on
$5,002 bonds. Both were charged with
holding an open house party, a misde-
Warrants on the same charge were
issued for Nathaniel V. Flanders and
Dana M. Luberto, also believed to live
at 2570 First Ave. Flanders and Luberto
were expected to turn themselves in
It is illegal in Florida to host an open
house party at which minors possess
or consume beer or controlled drugs.
The law has been amended to provide
stiffer penalties for those who violate it
beginning today (story, page 3A).
ARRESTS Continued on 3A
"It's my pleasure," is a phrase used
often -by staff at The Ritz-Carltdn,
Amelia Island, which celebrates its
20th anniversary this month.
"It's what The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island experience is all about, going
above and beyond on a very individ-
ual basis. We create an environment
of honesty, trust and respect," said
director of public relations Joe
Three individuals who exemplify
that "can-do" attitude are Shirley
Cantin, Brooks Haney and Rod
"We chose these three individuals
because they represent one of the
guiding principles at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island, 'The Employee
Promise.' The Promise states that our
ladies and gentlemen represent the
most important resource we have in
our commitment to fulfill our num-
, ber one mission of delivering unique,
personal experiences to our guests,"
Making guests' visits memorable
is all in a day's work for lobby
concierge Shirley A. Cantin.
"This job is fast-paced and ener-
gizing," she said. "I enjoy making a dif-
ference for guests during their stay on
our beautiful island."
As a 20-year veteran of The Ritz-
Carlton, Cantin echoes the resort's
philosophy in praising her co-workers.
"We'are ladies and gentlemen
serving ladies and gentlemen. We
care about one another, and it shows!"
Originally from Wisconsin, Cantin
enjoys travel, sewing, gourmet cook-
ing, Bible study and gardening. She
and her husband, Donald, have two
grown children, Lisa and Leslie, and
Brooks Haney, director of finance,
has been with The Ritz-Carlton for 21.
years, transferring to from Naples in
April 1991 for the Amelia Island
launch that June.. He is a member of
the Executive Guidance Team and i4
responsible for the accounting func-
tions of the property.
"I've been doing the same job for
the last 20 years but what makes it
exciting and joyful to come in every
day is the. staff. You could put this
building anywhere and it's the staff
that makes it what it is. This hotel is
also very fortunate in that we have
gr-eat ownership," said Haney. "And in
HEATHER A. PERRY/NEWS-LEADER
Employees Brooks Haney, Shirley Cantin and Rod Conrad, above from left, exemplify The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island's commitment to excellence. Below, employees at The Ritz here from the beginning 20
years ago gather for a photo. "We are very proud of their dedication and excellent service to our
guests. They are a remarkable team," said Joe Murphy, PR director. Employees, front row, are Tom
O'Hagan, Jr., Shirley Cantin, Jean Taylor, Valerie Lawrence, Martha Wilcox, Bonnie Smith; second
row, Paul Lynch, Brooks Haney, Ronald J. Voit, Jr., Kenneth Doyle, Linda Cook, Rod Conrad.
Unavailable for the photo were Tenny Lai, Celia McGraw, Gwendolyn Ralph, Yolande Thomas, Judy
Dubberly and Karen White.
my position, having good ownership
is very important."
This job is different from others,
says Haney, because of The Ritz-
Carlton's commitment to excellence.
Originally from Neptune Beach,
Haney enjoys golf, tennis and boating
in his leisure hours. He shares his
home with his wife, Ashley. The cou-
ple has two children, Slayton and
Rod Conrad is the assistant direc-
tor of purchasing, responsible for the
purchase of all primarily non-food
items that come into the resort.
When asked if he has received any
odd requests from visitors, Conrad
said that often happens.
"We'll go out of our way to do what
we can to pleases the guests," he
Like Haney and Cantin, Conrad
cites the quality of co-workers as what
he likes best about his job. He agrees
that The Ritz-Carlton's high standards
and philosophy make this job stand
out from others he has held.
Originally from Panama City,
Conrad has lived on the island for 14
years. Leisure pursuits include read-
ing and visiting his four grandchil-
RITZ Continued on 3A
Lifeguards will be on the beaches
again this holiday weekend keeping
watch over the throngs of swimmers.
Memorial Day weekend could have
turned tragic but for the quick think-
ing of two Fernandina Beach life-
guards. Jennifer Stelmach, 20, and
Bridey Sculley, 19, worked together
to save the life of an eight-year-old girl
"Her and her mom were standing in
the waves," said Stelmach, a visual dis-
ability education major at Florida State
University. "She got hit in the face with
a wave and inhaled water."
Stelmactl said the girl's mother
dragged her out of the waves and
called for help, attracting Sculley,
Stelmach and fellow lifeguards Travis
Hargrove and Lindsay Wright.
Although the little girl was initially still
breathing, the situation deteriorated
"(Sculley) and I ran over and right
after we got there the little girl went
unconscious, stopped breathing and
lost her pulse," she said. "We per-
formed CPRI She got her pulse and
her breathing back and we transferred
her to rescue (personnel)."
The girl was airlifted from Baptist
Medical Center Nassau to Wolfson
Children's Hospital, where she was
initially listed in critical condition. She
was released a week later, having made
a full recovery.
Stelmach credits lifeguard training
with allowing her and Sculley to keep
their heads as they rescued the girl.
"The training definitely took over.
I'm a six-year guard, and the other
guard was a five-year guard, so we've
gone over it and over it and over it -
but we've never actually had to per-
form it before," she said.
The excitement, she said, didn't
really set in until later.
"There was excitement afterward
too that she did leave the beach with
a pulse and was breathing," Stelmach
said. "She was in critical care for three
days, I think, but was released after."
She added that she and Sculley
were initially worried that the tempo-
rary lack of oxygen might cause the
child lasting harm.
"It felt so much better when we
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FRIDAY, JULY 1,2011 NEWS News-Leader
Willie Mae Brown
Willie Mae Brown went
home to be with the Lord on
June 27, 2011.
She was preceded in death
by her mother, the late Phebie
Harrell of Yulee, Florida, and
her two daughters, Louise
Richo and Estelle Walker.
She leaves behind her
daughter, Betty Richo of
Fernandina Beach, sisters Idella
Massey of Springbluff, Georgia,
and Sallie Beverly of Lauderhill,
She was a longtime employ-
ee at Southside Elementary
School before retiring. She often
enjoyed spending time at the
Council on Aging and going on
occasional field trips with her
group. She was a faithful mem-
ber of New Zion Missionary
Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach for many years.
She leaves to cherish her
precious moments and memo-
ries her grandchildren, great-
grandchildren and a host of.
nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held
on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 11
a.m. at New Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, the Rev.
Jeremiah Robinson, Jr., Pastor.
Friends may view today, Friday,
July 1, 2011, in the Mary L.
Breaker Chapel of Huff &
Battise Funeral Home, Inc. from
5 p.m. until 8 p.m., and at the
church on Saturday from 9:30
a.m. until the hour of services.
Interment to follow in Bosque
Huff& Battise FuneralHome
Anderson Marshall Foote, Jr.
Mr. Anderson Marshall
Foote, Jr., age 90, former long- .
time resident ofJacksonville, of
Fernandina Beach, passed away
on Monday evening, June 27,
2011 at Baptist Medical Center
in Fernandina Beach.
Born in Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, he was one of four
children born to the Anderson
Foote Sr.' As a
the Foote famir .
ly moved. to
ida where they
remained until coming to the
Riverside area of Jacksonville
in 1932. Aftet graduating from
Robert E. Lee High School, Mr.
Foote enlisted in the U.S. Army
and was stationed in Louisiana
as a Supply Sergeant. Uponr
being honorably discharged, he
attended Davidson College in
Charlotte, North Carolina and
the University of Florida, from
where he obtained his Juris
'Upon completing Law
School, Mr. Foote returned to
Jacksonville, joining the firm of
McCarthy, Adams and Lane. He
later worked with Ulmer,
Murchison, Ashby & -Ball
before entering private practice
in 1971. During his years in pri-
vate practice, he served as
General Counsel for the Atlantid
National Bank. In 1988, Mr.
Foote worked exclusively with
the Coggin Automotive Group
of Jacksonville until heretired in
,2005. Mr. Foote and his wife
have been residents of Amelia
Island since 2008.
Mr. Foote was an accom-
plished tennis player, found
manyafternoons at Boone Park
playing for sport or in local tour-
naments. In 1955, after com-
pleting an afternoon's set, he
met a young NationalAir Lines
Stewardess, also an accom-
plished tennis player, Joan
Marie Woodberry, who would
become his wife in 1956 and the
mother of their four children.
Mr. Foote enjoyed wood-
working, cooking and the
designing, construction and
installation of an audio sound
system for their family home. .
He was a former member of
the Riverside Methodist
In addition to his wife of,55
years, he leaves behind two
sons, Anderson "Andy" M.
Foote, III (Gaye), Fernandina
Beach, FL, David N. Foote
(Gail), Minneapolis, MN, two
daughters, Elizabeth M. Morris
(Tom), Cumming, GA, Laura E.
Foote, Savannah, GA, a sister,
Margaret Dunsford, Orange
Park, FL/Cashiers, NC, eight.
grandchildren, Thomas Morris,
John Morris, Mary Morris,
Calvin Morris, Angela Foote
Shepard, Christen Foote, Amy.
Foote, Sara Foote, a great-
grandson; Braden Morris and
several nieces and nephews.
His family received friends at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home,
located at 1305 Atlantic Ave.,
Fernandina Beach, from 5:00
pm to 7;00 pm on Thursday,
Funeral ,services will follow
at 11:00 a.m. today at the
Memorial United Methodist
Mr. Foote will be laid' to rest
at a later date in Oaklawn
Cemetery, Jacksonville. "
Please share his life story at
James Laurence Whitehurst
Mr. James Laurence
Whitehurst, age 36, of Yulee
passed away on Monday, June
27, 2011 at his residence.
Born in Charleston, SC, he
had been a resident of Nassau
County since the age of 12. Mr.
Whitehurst. had worked for
Atlantic Marine as a Diver arid
Rigger for the past 10 years. He
derived the most joy from times
with his children and family out-
ings to the beach and Fort
He leaves behind, his wife,
'Alina Damon-Whitehurst, his
children, Gaige Whitehurst,,
Chance Hayes, Kelton Hayes,
Noah Whitehurst, Skylar
Whitehurst, Zoie Whitehurst,
his, fathe,. Walter Laurence
Whitehurst, his mother, Donna
Everett Whitehurst, a sister,
Laura Bozlinski and many'
extended family members and
A candlelight vigil and time
of reflection and remembrance
will be held near dusk, on
Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Main
Beach, Fernandina Beach, FL.
The time of gathering will
be announced, from his wife,
mother or Oxley-Heard Funeral
Home. I ,
Please share his life story at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.
Diana Lyn Magalski, 55, of Jacksonville died on June 27,2011
at her home. Visitation was held on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held from
the Burgess Chapel today at 11 a.m., with burial following in
Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
'(904)261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Website for email addresses:
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Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
Monday, 5 p.m.
'People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.
July 4th fun at Post 4351
The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 4351 will be offering
spaghetti dinners with salad and garlic bread on July 2 for
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4351 -will host an Old-
Fashioned 4th of July Celebration'offering hot dogs, ham-
burgers or Wainwright sweet Italian sausage with chips and
watermelon slices on July 4th starting at 1 p'.m. for a $5
Post 4351 is located under the Shave Bridge. For infor-
mation contact Pam LeClair at 432-8791
One goods niff
may, safe a life
ALEXANDRIA, VA It was fuel tanks and engin
the end to the Memorial Day in enclosed spaces
weekend whena324foot motor- allow, gasoline v
boat with four persons aboard escape. This accide
,pulled up to the fuel dock. how important it is tc
Moments later,.after filling up, test every time a bo
an explosion ripped through eled."
'the boat- literally separating it BoatUS'has these
into clamshell-like halves. In eling safety' lips
an instant a 25-year-od woman -1 Always remove
was dead. All of the boai's gers frum the boal
remaining four occupants as board only after re
well as a. fuel dock attendant complete and the
were hospitalized. restarted..-
Saddest of all, the accident .2. Engine should
may have been preventable. A off and do not operatE
newspaper reported that inves- trical switches, incl
tigators found that the recent- ignition.
ly purchased used boat, which 3. Keep all doors,
was being refueled by its new hatches closed and
owner for the first time, may them. when refuelin
have had a fuel system gasket plete.
"give way," or fail, which allow- 4. To prevent unit
ed gasoline fumes to escape sparking, hold the I
and accumulate below decks. zle firmly against fuE
While the owner had prop- not,,a rod holder, w
early turned the engine com- fill orholding tank, v
apartment blower on a pens more 'often 1
required procedure anytime a think). Also, don't o'
boat is refueled not enough 5. After refueling
of the explosive fumes had engine compartmei
been cleared before an engine rufis for at least four
backfire ignited the blast This may delay othei
A simple sniff test may' to fill up, butit's wortf
'have prevented the tragedy, 6. A quick sniff 1
says Boat Owners Association only a few seconds
of The United States (BoatUS most effective me
_-www.bpatus.com). "While it detecting fuel leaks
appears the owner did' the open the engine bay
right thing by having the blow- boat is equipped),a
er.on to safely remove any the bilge area as wE
fumes from the engine com- closed compartment
apartment area,' he may not -rior spaces : :.
have performed the'sniff' test For nmore inform
-'lifting the engine compatt-. safe refueling, phec
ment hatch in an attempt to ,BoatUS. Fonidation
smell any lingering gasoline.' ing Safety anrd Cle
fumes,'t said Director of Dam- online boat ngafet
",age Avoidance Bob Adriance.- stidy guid,~t.ww
"Unlike a car, boats have com/found tiof6'-
A Beloved Son,
the James S. Page
students can be
The Florida State
501 W. State Street,
"Let your light shine
before men, that they
may see your good works
and glorify your Father
oat is refu-
"e, pass en-
t. and rf:~ "
e any elec-
g is com-
el fill (and.
th the wait.
and is the
ell as any
its or inte-
k out the
James S. Page
Julyl,1948 October 13, 2007
You served the people of Nassau
County for over,30 years as
Property Appraiser, Chief Deputy,
and Field'A 4p ralser. Your life
was a trueja.ample of what a
manof In tiegrity,
faith & love represents.
You are loved & greatly missed
by you family and friends
Alcoholics Anonymous '
meetings for people who'
have, or think they may '
have, a drinking problem ard
held Mondays at noon and
Saturday at 10 a.tn. at
Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church, on Atlantic Avenue
across from Fort Clinch
State Park. Please enter the
meetings through the side'
Nassau Habitat wants a
family that can afford to buy
a two- or three-bedroom ,
home. For a family meeting
its criteria; a two,-bedroom
home costs about $425 a
month and a three-bedroom
home about $525 per month
including taxes, homeown-
er's insurance, termite bond
and maintenance escrow.
Actual payments are based
on the final construction
costs and mortgage term.
fire hundred hours of
from a family and their
friends as partofthe .
process. Nassau Habitat
offers buyers a zero interest
mortgage. For more infor-
e or call 277-0600 or email
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach
Golf Club. Guest speakers
July 6 will be Wills Shores
and Beth Hackney of Cats
Angels, Inc., SPCA. July 13
will feature Edward J.
Goodwin, federal security
director with the
Gary W. Belson Associa-
tes Inc. offers gun courses at
the-Range & Educational.
Training Center in Nassau
County. A Concealed,
Weapon license Course will
-be offered July.7, 11, 19,22
and 27 at'6:30 p.m., July 3 at
2 p.m. and July 16 at 9 a.m.
and 1 p.m. A Basic with
Defensive Tactics Course
will be offered July 9 and 23
at 7:45 a.m:,For information
and scheduling contact
Belson at 491-8358,476-2037
Women in Nassau
Helping Women in Need will
meet July 11 at 6:30 p.m., ';
hosted by Barbi Coyne, HR
Business Connection at The
Purple Dove Resale Center, *
474311 SR 200, Yulee.
Money collected at the door
will benefit Micah's Place,
Nassau County's only
Certified Domestic Violence
Please bring a $10 check
payable to Micah's Place and
an appetizer or dessert to
share. The Purple Dove is
alsoseeking donations for
the shop. Non-alcoholic bev-
erages will be provided.
Attendees may bring a bottle
of-wine to share as well as
brochures and business
cards to distribute. Door
prizes are optional.
WIN WIN is a local net-
working and fundraising
group for women who want
to network their business
and help local charities.
Anyone an interest is
encouraged to attend, To
,RSVP or for information con-
tact Barbi Coyne at (904)
849-7826 or barbi@hrbusi-
.ii 1-The Methodist Home for,
Children & Youth's third
annual Benefit Fish Fry will
be held July 23 from 11 a.m.-
2 p.m. at 3296 Winding
Road, St. Marys, Ga. There
will be fish lunches with '
dessert and drink available
for purchase, a raffle of a
king size spread/queen size
throw, music and children's
activities. Call (912) 882-7770
for information or, to pur-
chase fish fry and raffle tick-
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in
the area on Thursday, July
28 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the
.church, 941017 Old
Meals are served on the
fourth Thursday of each
month. The church also
delivers meals to those who
cannot come. On the day of
the meal if possible, anyone
attending, or needing a-meal
delivered, should call 261-
4741, ext 110 in advance. For
information, call Robyn
Stuckey at 583-3280.
Middle School will hold ori-
entation for sixth graders
and new students on Aug. 11
at 7 p.m. The first day of
school is Aug. 15 and dis-
missal will be at 12:30 p.m.
that day. An open house will
be held on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.
Food Addicts Anonymous
(FAA) meets on Wednesdays
at 7 p.m. at the Alachua
Club, at Third and Alachua
streets (use the Third Street
entrance). For information
contact Jackie at 310-6680 or
Nancy at 310-6806.
A parade was planned to honor Albert "Ybor"
Alvarez for his service to youth as chief umpire
for all phases of local baseball.
,, June 29, 1961
The Fernandina Beach commission scheduled
the first reading of a proposed tree protection
ordJune 29, 2001
State Rep. Marilyn Evans-Jones of Fernandina
Beach wa$ selected as the running mate of
Republican gubernatorial candidate Lou Frey.
July 3, 1986
HISTORY THROUGH A NATIVE'S EYES
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PHOIT)S COLI'TE.'t OF ANN FONTAJNE
Kathleen David Hardee Arsenault, left, will present a glimpse of Fernandina history
as seen through the eyes of a native of the city at the next meeting of the Duncan
Lamont Clinch Historical Society on July 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S. Third St. Having spent years interacting with professional
historians, Arsenault brings a unique perspective to notable events that have taken
place during the Golden Age of Fernandina. Above is a stereopticon of the old docks
at the downtown waterfront. Like DVD players today, the stereopticon slide shows
of projected photographs on glass was a fixture in middle and upper-class homes in
the mid-19th century, before the advent of moving pictures.
FRIDAY, JULY 1.2011 NEWS News-Leader
Party hosts face
TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick
Scott has signed HB 105, which
increases penalties for a per-
son in control of a home who
knowingly allows a minor to
possess or consume alcohol or
drugs at an open house party.
The law will go into effect
today, and parents should be
warned of the increased penal-.
ties they may face if they
choose to hqst underage drink-
In Florida, it is always illegal
for parents or other adults to
provide alcohol to persons
under the age of 21. A mother
in Riverview was arrested this
month for multiple counts of
open house party and con-
tributing to the delinquency of
a minor after she hosted an
underage drinking party in
her home on the last day of
HB 105, sponsored by Rep.
Tom Goodson (R-Rockledge)
stiffens criminal penalties for
party hosts that allow under-
age drinking parties for a sec-
ond time, or if the minor who
consumed alcohol is killed or
seriously injured or if the minor
causes or contributes to caus-
ing injury or death to another
The .legislation increases
the penalty from a second-
degree misdemeanor to a first-
degree misdemeanor, which
carries a fine not to exceed
$1,000 and a term of imprison-
ment not to exceed one year.
Dwight Severs, city attor-
year to a driving under the
Continued from lA influence charge, and one
According to city police, at., nai.4nal sports outlet report-
least 16 people under age.2,,21 d:.d that. he suffered from
were at the party and allowe4-I. depression.
to consumer alcoholic bever.-... Fernandina Beach Police
ages or narcotics. ... ;Chief James Hurley said May
Aaron Douglas, 21, died'at .12 that Douglas had recently
the party. The 6-foot-7, 296- come to Jacksonville "to get
pound offensive lineman .was... his head straight about some-
preparing for his first season thifig.'` According to police,
with Alabama after transfer-. :DougJa4 arrived at the party
ring from the. University of -May i1 in the' company of
Tennessee. He was found dead friends.
on the -balcony of the, First "The people who actually
Avenue home May 1,- after live at the residence (weren't)
attending an all-night party sure. of his identity," Capt.
there. Mark, Foxworth told the News-
Fernandina Beach Polige Leader May 12. "They say that
Capt.David Bishop would not he.came with two' girls that
confirm a cause of death:,for they know, but they never met
Douglas. But a June 2 autopsy him before (the previous)
report by Duval County night. He was introduced to
Associate Medical Examiner them as a friend from out of
Valerie Rao concluded that town: ,
Douglas died of multiple drug .According to police, wit-
toxicity from a combination of nesses said there was' alcohol
the pain reliever methadone, and marijuana at the party, and
the muscle relaxant cariso- some discussion of pills. No
prodol and the anti-anxiety alcohol was detected in
drug diazepam also known Douglas' body, according to
as Valium. Rao ruled the death the autopsy.
accidental. Bishop said Thursday the
Douglas, a native 'of the investigation was still ongoing.
Knoxville, Tenn., area, had Police issued a statement
pleaded guilty earlier this which said, "The Fernandina
BEACH Continuedfrom 1A
found out she was being
released from the hospital and
there were no mental problems
or anything," she said.'fThat
was when'the relief reallyiet in.
For a day or two it didn't look
very good." '
RITZ Continued from 1A
: Conrad and his wife, Carole,
have three children, Seth, Anne
and Catherine. .
All three employees agree
with Murphy's assessment that
in exchange for the service they
provide guests, they experience
personal and career growth and
an enriched quality of life.
They also agree that The
Ritz is not just one of the coun-
ty's largest employers it's one
of the best as well
confidence among Floridians
declined for the fourth tiine in
five months as the U.S. econo-,
my continues to sputter, accord-
ing to a new University of
"Floridians appear to".be
growing concerned, abouti"ef
short-run health of the'U'S.
economy," said Chris McCtrf,
director of UF's SuiVeY
Research Center in the Bureau
of Economic and Business
Research. "As the deadline to
adjust the debt ceiling appr6ach-
es, some Floridians, particular-
ly seniors, may be anticipating
cuts to Social Security'aiid
Medicare which will likely
have to be part of any long-
term deficit reduction. solu-
tion. Others may have con-
cerns about raising the debt.
The declines among semortio i
citizens surveyed were signifi-
,cant with possible cuts to Social
Security and Medicare loom-
ing. Confidence among,logse
aged 60 and over fell in fgur of
five index components.
National and international
economic woes may have *o..*
led to the decline, McCarty
said. National unemployment
increased to 9.1 percent and the
debt crisis in Greece and other
European countries is causing
instability in markets world-
June's index is its lowest
mark since August 2010..
ney of Titusville, supported this law because it will help
enhanced open house party reduce youth access to alcohol
penalty legislation for the past and prevent underage drink-
five years. His son Matt Severs, ing-related injuries and
17, was killed after he and other deaths. Florida has a higher
high school classmates attend- rate of underage drinking than
ed an open house party and the national average 70 per-
the vehicle he was riding in as cent of Florida high school sen-
a passenger rolled over sever- iors admitted to drinking alco-
al times. hol in their lifetime, 46 percent
"It has been a long journey admitted to drinking in the past
and in memory of our son, we month and 27 percent admit-
hope that other parents may ted to "binge" drinking (2010
be spared the tragic death of a Florida Youth Substance Abuse
* child and that people who have Survey).
open house parties think twice The main source of alcohol
about the potential conse- for middle and high school stu-
quences of their actions," said dents was that "someone gave
Dwight Severs. "We hope they it to me," and the usual drink-
will be held more accountable." ing location was "someone
The Florida Coalition for else's house," according to the
Alcohol Policy advocated for survey.
Beach Police Department has
a very proactive policy regard-
ing the enforcement of alco-
hol and narcotics laws, and
encourages citizens to call .the
police department to report
house parties of this type. We
will continue to investigate and
identify persons in attendance
under the age of twenty-one
(21) and additional charges are
pending. Because these inci-
dents can sometimes result in
a variety of negative outconies,
such as violent fights, sexual
assault, domestic violence,
DUI-related traffic, crashes,
multi-drug toxicity deaths, van-
dalism and littering, it is entire-
ly appropriate for police offi-
cers to monitor the activity and
confirm that no laws-are being
Anyone with information
about the case should contact .
Bishop at 753-4252.
Douglas was expected to .
compete for the starting left
offensive tackle spot at
Alabama, according to
ESPN.com. He started 10
games at Tennessee before he
transferred to Arizona Western .
College in Yuma, Ariz., for a
year before transferring to
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Bach, who has been working
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to the commission that the draft
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before being addressed in pub-
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Bach also noted in the let-
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ty owners should be given more
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All- of these
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than four weeks on a regular
basis unless the units are locat-
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been "grandfathered" in zones
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on whether increasing resort
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since city commissioners
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FRIDAY. JULY 1, 2011 NEWS News-Leader
Fourth of July festivities here,
the Florida Department of
Health (DOH) asks Floridians
and visitors to save a life and
designate a "water watcher"
when children are participating
in water activities. All across
Florida, children will spend the
hot days of summer playing in
pool areas and swimming and
jumping into the cool water, but
despite the fun, pool safety is a
serious subject and must be
made a top priority.
Water watchers can wear a
water watcher designation tag
as a visual reminder to parents
and other responsible individu-
als that they are present to mon-
itor children in or around water.
According to DOH's Office of
Injury Prevention, drowning is
the second leading cause of
accidental death in the United
States for children between the
ages of one and four, with
Florida leading the nation.
Florida residents under the age
of 10 are most likely to drown in
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"In Florida, we lose four
classrooms of Pre-K children
every year to drowning," says
director of the Office of Injury
Prevention at DOH. "By desig-
nating a water watcher, you can
ensure you have the proper
supervision for children in or
Three basic layers of pool
safety will help keep children
who are swimming safe on the
Fourth of July and year-round:
Layer 1 Supervision:
Children should never be
allowed in the pool area without
an adult responsible for super-
vision. Supervision is the most
critical layer of protection.
Designate a water watcher and
download your Water Watcher
Tag from doh.state.fl.us so you
know who is in charge of watch-
ing children in the pool.
Layer 2 Barriers: A bar-
rier is an object or device that
physically blocks children from
entering the pool area. DOH
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of different barriers to ensure
safety: for your home, child-
proof locks and door alarms on
all doors that open to the out-
side; and for the pool area, a
fence with a self-closing and self-
latching gate and gate and pool
alarms. The Residential
Swimming Pool Safety Act
(Chapter 515, Florida Statutes)
requires at least one physical
barrier for pools built after 2000.
More than' 90 percent of
Florida's home swimming pools
were built before the law.
Layer 3 Emergency
Preparedness: Always be pre-
pared for a water emergency.
Learn life-saving skills, know
proper emergency procedures
and keep a phone in the'pool
area- in case you need to call
911. Many organizations offer
(CPR) and rescue-technique
classes at little or no cost.
Finally, ask your health care
provider about age-appropriate
swimming lessons in your area.
Other prevention tips:
Install four-sided isolation
fencing with a self-closing and
self-latching gate around pools
and spas. .
Install alarms on all doors
and windows leading to the
Learn to swim and never
swim alone or while under the
influence of drugs or alcohol.
Always wear a U.S. Coast
Guard approved personal flota-
tion device while participating in
open water sports and recre-
Operate watercraft safely
and legally. :
Never dive into water less
than nine feet deep. If you don't
know the depth of the water, do
The Jacksonville Humane
Society is encouraging fami-
lies to keep pets safe this
Fourth of July weekend.
"While fireworks and par-
ties are Independence Day
traditions that many people
enjoy, Fourth of July celebra-
tions are scary for some ani-
mals," said Danya Parks-
Freel, director of operations.
Here are a few simple steps to
help keep your pet safe on
Do not leave alcoholic
drinks unattended near pets.
Alcohol is poisonous to pets
and can lead to weakness and
depression or even death.
Keep your pets on their
regular diet. Dietary changes
can give pets indigestion and
diarrhea, so do *not give your
animals human foods. Keep
onions, chocolate, coffee,
avocado, grapes, raisins, salt
and yeast dough out of ani-,
mals' reach as they are toxic
Provide your pet with a
quiel and safe place during
holiday festivities Keep pets
inside and away from doors or
open windows. Many pets run
away when scared by fire-
works; visitors or other excite-
*iDo not take your pet to
fireworks displays.' Because
pets are often scared of loud
noisesp.it is best not to bring
therrmlo Independence Day
events. ., I
Ensure your pets always
wear identification. If your pet
goes missing, people can eas-
ily find your name and phone.
number on your animal's tag
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TALLAHASSEE- With the
temperatures rising, the
Florida Department of Health
(DOH) urges people to take
steps to prevent heat-related
illnesses such as heat stress,
exhaustion and stroke. More
than 3,000 people are seen in
emergency rooms each year
for heat-related illnesses.
Heat exhaustion can devel-
op after exposure to high tem-
peratures and not drinking
enough water. Those who are
most vulnerable to heat
exhaustion are the elderly,
infants and small children, indi-
viduals with medical condi-
tions such as high blood pres-
sure and individuals working
or exercising in a hot environ-
Warning signs of heat
exhaustion vary, but may
Nausea or vomiting -
Moist and cool skin '-.
Fast and weak pulse'.
Fast and shallow breath-
If heat exhaustion' is sus-
pected, cooling measuresthat'
may be effective include:' '
Drinking cool, non-alco-
holic beverages as directed by
a physician '!
Resting in an air-condi-
tioned environment '
Taking a cool shower,:
bath or sponge bath .' :
If. left untreated, heat
exhaustion may progress to:
heat stroke, -which occurs
when the body .becomes
unable to control its tempera-
ture. Immediately seek med-
ical attention if any of these
symptoms are present:
High body temperature
Tips for preventing heat-
Drink plenty of fluids that
do not contain alcohol or large
amounts of sugar. Limit sodas
because of the added sugar
and caffeine. Sweat is 99 per-
cent water, so when you exer-
cise or play, you lose water.
Don't wait until you are thirsty
to drink fluids and always
make sure your water is clean.
Add slices of fruit to "water or
drink 100 percent juice if you
do not like the taste of water.
Limit outside activity to
morning and evening hours.
Be cautious and stay out of the
sun when exercising between
10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Children,
seniots and persons with
health problems should stay
in the coolest available place,
not necessarily indoors.
Rest often in shady areas,
or remain inside in an air con-
*' Dress for summer by
wearing lightweight, light-col-
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to reflect heat and sun. Wear
wid&brimmed hats to shade
: Protect your eyes and
skin by wearing sunglasses
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screens'with SPF 15 or higher
that protect against both UVA
and UVB rays. Sunburn
reduces your body's ability to
dissipate heat. Sunscreen
should be applied every 2 to 4
hours, liberally enough to all
sun-exposed areas that it forms
a film when initially applied.
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pets in an unattended vehicle
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More charges in
Two men arrested June 8
in connection with a string of
recent burglaries are facing
more charges, according to
the Fernandina Beach Police
Clint Douglas Armstrong,
26, N. Third St., Fernandina'
Beach, was arrested June 8 on
a charge of burglary of a busi-
ness. Armstrong's roommate,
22-year-old Joshua Lewis
Irons, was arrested the same
day on a charge of attempted
burglary. Both men are being
held in the Nassau County Jail
on $25,002 bonds.
A rash of break-ins plagued
Fernandina Beach business-.
es in late April and early May.
Armstrong was originally
charged with the April 29 bur-
glary of the Dog Star Tavern,
10 N. Second St., while Irons
was charged with the attempt-
ed burglary of Cafe Karibo, 27
N. Third St., on May 6.
Both men have now been,
charged with a second bur-
glary of the Dog Star Tavern,
as well as burglaries of
Pompeo's Italian Restaurant,
302 Centre St., Sandy Bottoms,
Beach Bar and Grill,,2910
Atlantic Ave., and Hot Paws;
Grooming and Spa Resort,
1008 S. Eighth St. Armstrong
has also since been charged
with violation of probation for
Other businesses that suf-
fered break-ins or attempted
break-ins in the same time',
period included Arte Pizza, 109
N. Third St., Joe's 2nd Street
Bistro, 14 S. Second St., and
Marina Restaurant, 101 Centre
St. The suspect or suspects
allegedly made off with about
$200'worth of wine and beer
from Arte Pizza and about
$688 in cash from Joe's 2nd
In an odd twist, Irons called
the police two days before his
arrest to report that his house
had been burgled. He told
Fernandina Beach Police June
.6 that his television had been
stolen. He even named a sus-
pect, although according to
the police report he appeared
intoxicated and recanted his
statement several times. Police
actually stopped the suspect's
car later that night; but found
no evidence that he had stolen
Captain David J. Bishop,
head of the police depart-
ment's investigative unit, said
that Irons' report was not what
tipped police off to his and
Armstrong's alleged involve-
ment in the downtown bur-
glaries. In fact, he said, police
already suspected the pair at
S"We've been investigating
them for some time," he said
June 21. 'They just had some
At this point, Bishop added,
additional charges against the
pair are almost a certainty.
The investigation into the
burglaries remains open.
Anyone with additional infor-
mation should call Detective
Tina Smith at 277-7342, ext.
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Difference between 16 and 66
With being 66 years old
only 11 years away and having
19- and 20-year-olds, I feel
somewhat qualified to take a
look at the differences. If 50
years ever made a big differ-
ence, it was the last 50 and the
evolution of our world. When
someone 66 says things were
not the same when I came up,
they say so with all honesty. It
seemed like it would be fun to-
look at cars and how today's
16-year-olds and 66-year-olds
ILet's start with driving a
stick-shift vehicle. Most 66-
year-olds learned on one or
could drive one today. And not
just men. Many a gal learned
to drive a stick shift and did so
for their early years of driving.
Today, far too few of our new
drivers know this basic skill
set. It's like riding a bike once
you get a feel for it. What if an
emergency arises and it is
necessary to drive a friend to
a hospital in their 6Licl,-hIifl
car? Maybe it should be an
FCAT qualifier -just kidding.
Another simple thing most
66-year-olds have done js.
tire. I'll bet if
there were a
to change a
tire in a high
ing lot, with
r- big prizes,
KtFFR'S be few tak-
CORNER ers. Most
..... haven't done
it and don't
Rick Keffer intend to.
They will pull out the cell
phone and call Dad or some
other form of help.
Options are another con-
trasting thing to look at. Most
16-year-olds haven't cranked
on too many window handles
at the drive-through lane.
Most just see these primitive
devices sticking out of the
door panels as an oddity.
The 66-year-olds remem-
ber the progression from AM
to AM/FM, to AM/FM stereo
to AM/FM eight-track player.
The eight-track player was
sometimes separate and a sta-
tus symbol early on.
Today's entertainment sys-
tems are around 14 times
more powerful, with satellite
radio feeds and links to the
newest adaptable technology.
If you are 66-ish, take your
grandkid(s) to an auto show
or somewhere that they can
look at a 1961 model. Spend
some time explaining the sim-
ple beauty of these cars. Tell
them this was what you would
have loved to have had
instead of your first car, a 1954
model that Dad bought from
, The 16-year-olds listen to
some 50-year-old music,
maybe they can imagine rid-
ing in a now vintage car when
these artists were first hitting
They say a lot of things
skip a generation and I don't
disagree. There is a lot 16- and
66-year-olds can teach and
learn from one another. If
your grandkids aren't local,
volunteer and spend some
time around these modern
teenagers. They will stretch
your mind. And for you 16-
year-olds, seek the wisdom
and honesty of your elders. If
your grandparents live in
Cleveland, find an older neigh-
bor or church member to get
to know better. It will be well
Many of you will be at July
Fourth celebrations. Young
and old, seek each other out
and have safe and enjoyable
Fourth of July.
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Short-term rental ban
is poor public policy
T he recent dec
continue the ban on we
and monthly rentals alo
beach strip is poor pub
cy. This ban is effective
property and a clear vio
of the Fifth Amendmen
the U.S. Constitution.
we are talking about he
not a ban by a condo as
tiori group to disallow r
by vote but the taking 6
SB 476 to state that sta
tion rentals as defined i
509.251 are deemed res
tial property and MAY
BE PROHIBITED or tr
differently than other re
tial properties based so
their classification, use
occupancy." The legisla
intentwas very clear th
small towns could no lo
inversely condemn prop
to satisfy neighbors. In
in the ban was the Fore
Ridge condos, zoned R-
(which means they codu
..be built there today), a
erty that has historical:
nothing but weekender
This vote to appease
NIMBY (not in my bac
special interest group w
a vote to lower property
ues and a slap in the fac
local tourist businesses
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What local economy depends on a
*re is thriving tourism that is
socia- dynamic and attracts a variety
rentals of visitors. Banning the rental
of pri- of homes means that people
property who want to enjoy the island
by an but not stay in a hotel have
d body.. fewer options. People who
2011 rent homes typically have
ate of more disposable income and
a rec- stay longer and spend more
d the money than motel dwellers.-
tution- In staying for a week oi- a
ts of month they fill the restau-
owners rants, shops and services that
acted few weekend tourists bother
vaca- with. Weekly and monthly vis-
n FS itors ai-e the bread and butter
siden- of a tourist island, not a detri-
NOT ment. We already have local
heated laws to rein in the occasional
esiden- drinkers or noisy groups that
lely on disrupt the neighborhood.
or To see-the long-term effect
tive' of such anordinance one
at need only look north to the
)nger seaside town of Longbranch,
perty N.J. A ban on rentals of less'
eluded than one year was imposed so
st the locals could enjoy the
2 peace and serenity of their
ld not beach without the riff-raff dis-
prop- turbing their God-given,
y been fights. As income ceased,
s and from short-term rentals of the
past, the burden of high taxes
the and upkeep led to a down-
k yard) ward spiral of property values
vas just until the area was deemed
Y val- blighted by the very town
:e to council that had banned
. The rentals. This led to a scheme
by the Long Branch City
Council to eminent domain
the beacharea and sell it to a
IS deveteperso:hatnew hous-
N4C ing could be built on'the site'
of these former mansions,
uoshold i which were now in disrepair.
334 A protracted five-year battle
S ensued, ultimately being won
by the homeowners when the,
New Jersey Court of Appeals
denied the use of eminent
domain and the term "blight"
by the city council. Do we
really need a repeat of this in
An example of why condo
and housing rentals should be
encouraged is to look at the
model created by Whistler,
B.&C., Canada, voted number
one ski destination in North
America for over a decade.
The central district walking
zone in Whistler bans "cold
cond-Os' 'meaning that if you
do not occupy the condo, then
it rinist be in a rental pool
available to others. This'
keeps shops, restaurants and
thl> mountain full, while mini-
mizing sprawl. This has creat-
t ed a self-contained "no car
zone" that is guaranteed to
have( up to 25,000 tourists but
ngpt many more. It has led to
Quality. of life for the resi-
, ideft's, high property values,
and financial success for the
I Maybe the commissioners
failed to realize the conse-
quences of their actions but
they should reconsider the
damage done to all of
Fernandina Beach. The time
has come to stand up for lib-'
erty, override the special
interest groups and vote to
repeal this unnecessary ordi-
Phil Griffin is the Broker
and Principal at Amelia
Coastal Realty. He writes arti-
*i' r.Pb'rr'jt' riglhtk and
''IHiV,;'tS IIrIn aSSI CS i 'nvo'l'ig : "
commercial real estate and
small businesses. More blogs
can be read at www.amelia-
Sgutide. is yo .
:. i.,faced with advanced illness,bhere do you
tmiies in heast Florida have treled
Co ty Hospice to help guide them. You can
Included in the ban were Forest Ridge
condos, zoned R-2 (which means they "
could not be built there today), a property
that has historically been nothing but
weekenders and renters.
FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011 OPINION News-Leader
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WOOD DINK NESMITH
Warning: The Surgeon General has deter-
mined that heavy consumption of coffee causes
painful injuries in older men.
As I write this, I'm sitting here with a huge
ice pack on my right thigh. Said huge ice pack
doesn't quite cover the huge bruise and
swelling that extends ,to my right knee.
It all started with a cup of coffee. Then
another. And as if I weren't amped up enough
already, I quaffed down a third.
When you get to be my age and drink lots
of coffee, you dare not tarry when your blad-
der tells you it has to go. Not if you plan on
wearing the same pants all day.
I had the first cup before I left for work one
morning last week. My coffee mug would
make a Texan envious. I stopped and bought
gas on my way to work and while my tank was
filling, I went inside the store and refilled my *
monster-sized coffee mug. I'd been at work for
a little while when I decided my blo6d caffeine
level wasn't sufficient, so I went downstairs to
the canteen and topped it off again. By the time
I finished it, I reckoned that I'd swilled down
roughly a quart and a half of java and that's
where my troubles began.
I was at my desk when my.bladder set off
the alarm: Fire, fire, fire! This.is not a dhi Ill
Please proceed to the can with haste. I)o riot
stop and chat along the way. Walk quickly' and
with long strides. We gotta go. Now
Funny thing about the human brain. In
some ways, we're like lab rAts. We get condi.
cups of joe dangerous
tioned to doing some things
by rote. They become
imprinted on our brains. We
can find our way through the
maze, in the dark and with
eyes closed, to the cheese
doodle at the end because .
we've done it so many times
without incident But as soon
as the mad scientist in charge
CUP OF of the lab alters the course of
JOE the maze in any way, we have
to start from scratch and
hope like heck we don't crash
Joe Palmer into the wall along the way.
Normally, when I jump up
from my desk and rush off to the head to
answer nature's call, I go straight for a particu-
lar restroom. I've done it so many times I could
easily find my way there even if the building
was filled with black, greasy smoke. But on
that particular day, this 57-year-old lab rat, for
reasons since forgotten, decided to try and
quick step through a different maze. And that,
my friends, is where the fun began.
My rushing feet carried me through the
conference room to another facility and I swear
on my dear departed mama's honor that I don't
remember the conference room table being
that big or in that position relative to the path-
way to the men's room outside. But there it
was, looming as large as an aircraft carrier in
front of me. Andfjust as I was about to reach
the point of no return, it cruised right into my
Barn, as Emeril Lagasse would say.
The corner of the table dug deeply into my
right thigh so hard that it nearly took away my
breath. Gasping in bright, sudden pain, I
lurched around it and hobbled the last few step
to the restroom. Just in the nick of time, I
might add. Within an hour, my thigh began to
swell and throb.
A coupple hours later, I couldn't even bear.
weight on that leg. My toes started to go
numb. Thinking I might've cracked a bone, I
went to the emergency room. I couldn't even
get across the parking lot. My wife had to roll
me inside in a wheelchair. I was nauseous with
pain by then.
A quick exam and X-rays determined no
bone was broken but I did sustain a nasty mus-
cle tear, which, because I take blood thinners,
caused a huge hematoma to form in the mus-
cle. I practically begged the ER doctor to
amputate my leg.
I'm still hobbling and in pain. My doc says
it'll probably continue for another week or so.
The muscle spasms are so bad they wake me
up at night like rowdy college roomies coming
in from a night on the town. Yeow. Here they
come again. They're killingme.
I should've drunk hemlock instead of cof-
fee. It probably.would've been quicker and not
nearly as painful.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.
Callahan Lions roar
Your paper recently ran ai letter
(June 15) in the Voice of the People
section that inflicted seiotis damage
to the reputation of our organization.
Your article included a list of sup-
posed organizations that had lost their
tax-exempt status from the IRS and
that donors to these organizations will
be at higher risk of audit if donations
are made to any of these entities. It
didn't suggest verifying, then donating.
It stated, "Contributions 'to"these
organizations no longer qualify as char-
Your article stated that donors
should be aware of localorganizations
that recently lost their "501(c) (3) tax
exempt status" and that, "Still, donors
should be careful not to assume that
contributions are deductible if made to
agencies on the list."
I know of two organizations on the
list that have not lost their tax-exempt
status. The Callahan Lions Club and
the West Nassau Genealogical Society
The times we are in today dictate
the utmost respectability and charac-
ter'a-sunds l;,r chari table irn6lit1uii,,rl,
arebtlweIen -slim ain d rnri- (_itLr organ-
ization gives 100 percent of donations
received back to the community. We
pay our expenses with dues collected
from members. Our impetus in
Nassau County is caring for those in
need of assistance with vision impair-
ment. These are usually the elderly or
children who can't afford glasses or
I feel (the letter writer) personally
owes our organizationn a very public
apology and to show his sincerity he
should consider making a donation.
This was, a very hurtful article that
should have had a minimum of
research done before printing. It is
very apparent that no research was
done by the author.
We have always had a good rela-
tionship with the News-Leader I am
comfortable believing this inaccura-
cy will be addressed.
The Lions Club is an international
organization and one of the most
respected of all. Let's treat them as
Kenneth B. Overstreet,
.. Callahan Lions Club
To all family, friends, neighbors
and acquaintances, and the Nassau
, County community, Doyle Graham
#824845, who murdered our son,
Benjamin Isaac, Jr. Feb. 21,1980, is up
As Benjamin Jr.'s mother and
father, we are pleading and begging for
everyone to write letters to the Parole
Commission to not aw ard parole to
Doyle Graham #824845. Your letter to
the commission voicing opposition to.
this murderer's parole will be deeply
appreciated. Please pass this infor-
mation to all your friends. Willyou
help us, please? We need a lot of let-
We are looking for someone that-
was in Benjamin's class, 1979, we need
help. Fernandina Beach -High School,
For those of you unfamiliar ,with
the details: our son Benjamin-was
working at a convenience store where
Doyle Graham robbed him. Doyle
Graham shot our son with a 12-gauge
shotgun. He stood over him after he
was shot, bleeding profusely,, Doyle
Graham took the time to reload the
shotgun and shot again. This is a
mean, spiteful, merciless act and this
man, Doyle Graham, should never be
released from prison. Ironically, Doyle
Graham was on probation for robbery
wheel he executed this crime. This
timeJe robbed and took a life! Our
son,lenjamin Isaac, Jr.
You must write (Doyle Graham
#824845) name and number on the
Please, friends in Jacksonville,
Tallahassee and all over the state of
Florida and other states. If you don't
know our family but believe Doyle
Graham #824845 who committed this
crime should remain in prison, plea
write a letter to the Florida Paro
' Commission expressing this. Use tl
Family members and friends plea
state how this death affected you in tl
Florida Parole Commission, 407
Esplanade Way, Tallahassee, Flori
Ben and Lillie Isaa
This is written in reaction to Mil
Thompson's Viewpoint ("Save ot
libraries fire the librarians," Jun
I preface this by saying that I ten
toagree with Mr. Thompson in that
can see nor feel no great need to mak
a major investment for addition;
library space during these difficu
financial times. Beyond that he and
see a very different library situation
In total I cannot believe that his opil
ions were intended to sway opinions c
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When you liberally use words tha
are vitriolic, hateful, sarcastic and exag
gerated you only close people's minds
not open them to a different point c
view. When Mr. Thompson cites "fail
ness and balance in everyday affairs o
government," it appears that this i
his code for "Do it my way, I knov
I assume Mr. Thompson has visii
ed the local library as I have, if so li
must have gone in with a very speci
ic agenda. Never once have I found th(
staff to be "brazen" or "radically mil
tant." Never once have they corn
across as the "muscular arm of th(
Democratic Party," and the content o
the library doesn't portray these lean
ings either, unless one is to cherr:
pick and seek out only content tha
would portray a particular point' o
The "hammer and sickle" refer
ence as well as the "czarist accredita
tion" comment is ridiculous and unnec
essarily incendiary if the intent wai
to have people reexamine current
practice. If, however, the objective was
self-pontification and to blow off steam
I felt the target was hit.
I would conclude by saying that ir
my experience the library staff has
never failed to be pleasant and helpful
Fire our librarians?
Wow, so now we have another
enemy? The librarians? Seriously -
Radical Militants of the dangerous
variety? I am now beginning to wonder
just what subversive ideas and ulteri-
or motives may be lurking in the mind
of my friendly postal worker?
After reading Mike Thompson's
Viewpoint proclaiming our library is
corrupted by Radical Militants who
posture as mild-mannered, shushing
librarian's, I decided to check out some
of his claims for myself ("Save our
libraries fire the librarians," June
First, I checked on the Internet to
,see what the fuss was with the
American Library Association. I found
a website about a non-profit organiza-
tion based in the United States that
promotes libraries and education. It
is the oldest and largest library asso-
ciation in the world, with about 62,000
members. They in fact do say that they
proudly proclaim their "radical" and
"militant" support for intellectual free-
dom, privacy and civil liberties. OK,
now we're getting somewhere, right?
(As I am in favor of all these things, I
ordered some buttons if anyone wants
I wanted to see a Radical Militant
up close and personal so I went to the
library. I had to know for sure if Mr.
Thompson's claim, "Most librarians
are little more than unionized pawns
for the social-activist bosses of the
American Library Association (ALA)"
was true. I discovered that our librar-
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CEL.. PHONES IN THE MNIDDL.E EAST
-f ians get their paychecks from the
r- Board of County Commissioners and
Df the AIA has nothing whatsoever to0
s do with our Fernandina library. The,
w county commissioners, as it happens,
are also responsible for approving the
t- policies by which our' library pur-
e .chases materials.
.,' What? No rogue librarians? The'
' ALA actuallyfunctions as a continuing.
I- education organization that librarians
e can join and receive a trade magazine;
e ,it is definitely not the boss of anybody
f por anything. Not only did I discover
- there is no subversive power of the
y ALA over our community library but
t I also discovered that they cannot con-
f trol the political affiliation, religion or
sexual orientation of any librarian. I
. was frankly underwhelmhned by the.
. kind and helpful librarian as I had my
hopes up after Mr. Thompson's article
S'that I might meet an actual subver-
t sive, corrupt Radical Militant
i, As I continued to explore I was
amazed to discover how inaccurate
and downright untrue Mr.
s Thompson's statements really were. I
learned iihat Ihe Board of County
Commissioneni has filtered Internet
access and als Luumplieswith federal
Inter net ac.'ss act called CIPA, which
stands for Children's Internet
Protection Act This filter is in place to
r protect children and adults from inap-
propriate matci ial on any library com-
puter. Obviously if Mr. Thompson was
r researching the subjects he seems
most interested in like other people's
sex lives, Marxism, homosexuality,
religion, Obama and Bush, and did I
mention other people's sex lives, he
might not have any filters on his own
computer which could allow anything
to pop up.
;Those of us with children under-
stand we allow Internet use at home at
our own risk and it is a personal
Sresponsibilil,. just like television, junk
-,food and. oh my gosh, even libraries.
,I didn't want my daughter at age 5 to
read Chaucer with all the references
t, '(excuse me) farting, but that's just,
me. I made.her wait until she was at
As to Mr. Thompson's tallies on
how many books our library has per
subject he is again totally wrong on his
numbers. The libraries in Nassau
County all loan from each other, pass-
ing b ,k. bark and forth depending
oqn who needs what. They obviously
"save us mpney this way. I asked what
would happen if there was a book I
really wanted that was unavailable,
could it be purchased? Absolutely, the
library has request forms that can be
filled out in person or online! Also,
my family and I can find plenty of inspi-
rational books with American values
that Mr. Thompson claims are fast dis-
appearing from our Fernandina
We know this modtus operandi all
too well, write aninflammatory article,
,people like me respond, the insanity
gets more attention until it rouses a
group think reality of the fear monj
ger's own making. Yawn. I for one am
tired of your brand of toxic, divisive
tactics, Mr. Thompson. I was hoping
for some seriously corrupt Radical
Militants and all I found was a socio-
centric author who twists data to fit his
own twisted agenda.
How did your editor allow the spew
Sof ignorant insanity that came from
Mike Thompson's Viewpoint, "Save
our libraries, fire the librarians," to be
printed? How could you print some-
,thing so full of hate and bigotry? This
is a person who lived in the major met-
ropolitan area that is Miami for at least
30 years and apparently had no clue as
to the changes and progress made in
America. In his short biography down
at the bottom of his article-it states
that "He is a full-time resident of'
Amelia Island." What is he implying?
Is he indicating that he sees Amelia
Island or perhaps the area as a haven
that he and his wife chose to escape to
in avoiding the progressive changes of
an America attempting to be more tol-
erant and inclusive? And is he imply-
ing that his way of life is imperiled by
our beloved librarians whom he
refers to several times as Radical
If there were a reasonable opinion
that Mr. Thompson wanted to express,
then I would support your effort in
helping him to express that to the
community. But in publishing a hate-
ful rant based solely on several forms
of bigotry, it makes me question the
ethical practices of the people respon-
sible for overseeing your publication.
How did you make a decision to
become associated with such repre-
hensible filth? You should be nothing
less than ashamed that you have for-
warded this "opinion" to the commu-
nity. It sounds like a political "agenda"
to me. Shame on you and shame on
Mr. Thompson, who I believe would be
better off with a little more under-
standing and tolerance in his life rather
than wallowing in hate and propagan-
da. Maybe he would be more happy if
he never left his home because, as I
sure you are aware, American values
are evolving and soon there will be
no place in this country for a person
who has convictions like himself.
I would have found very interesting
his "opinions" on the Civil Rights
movement at the time it was happen-
ing. I imagine it would be very enlight-
Ii ii 'aa sa.c
...AND IN AMERICA.
CAM CARDOW/THE OTTAWA CITIZEN
I am responding to "Hometown
ripoff 0une 24)":
In writing of his experience at a
Fernandina Beach restaurant, the
author states, "I made the mistake of
reviewing the receipt and was stunned
to see that I had been charged 25
cents for a glass of tap water." The
author also states, "Charging unsus-
pecting customers for a commodity
that has historically been free is
unconscionable." Obviously, it has
been a while since he has had a pet
neutered in Nassau County or checked
his luggage when boarding an air-
Anyone who gets a water bill from
the city of Fernandina Beach knows
that water isn't free. Of course, in the
author's case, neither is the. glass in
which it was served, nor the server
who brought.the water to the table, nor
*the busboy that cleared the table, nor
the dishwasher. The icemaker that
made the ice cubes and the electrici-
ty that powers it aren't free either.
The rent, taxes, insurance and
payroll aren't free. Then there is the
$534 impact fee the city of Fernandina
levies on every seat in the restaurant.
Let's not forget permit fees and license
Don't blame local business owners
for charging for formerly free goods
and services. In an effort to raise
money, the city of Fernandina Beach
has over-regulated and over-taxed
businesses, leaving them to look for
new ways to increase cash flow. The
government is also getting in on the
act by charging for government serv-
ices that were formerly free and
increasing fees for existing services.
Until our elected officials wake up and
realize that overregulation is stifling
the economic recovery, I am afraid
we are going to have to get accus-
tomed to paying for glasses of tap
water, ferret licenses, parking
spaces, a city sales tax and a host of
other formerly free private and public
One final thought. A recent study
by Corporate Accountability Inter-
national revealed that the U.S. House
of Representatives spent $860,000 for
bottled water from April 2009 through
March 2010. That is over 8.5 million
bottles of water. Leading the charges
was U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown
(Jacksonville), who spent $6,974.89 to
buy 700,000 bottles of water. That is
eight bottles of water for every vote
she received in the 2010 election.
Three other House members from the
Jacksonville area spent as follows: John
Mica, $1,429.38; Ander Crenshaw,
$1,289.24; Cliff Stearns, $1,114.51. All
that "free" water is costing taxpayers
FRIDAY, JULY 1.2011/NEWS-LEADER
ROTARY SUNRISE INSTALLS NEW OFFICERS
PHOTO BY HELMUTALBRECHT/FOR THE NEWS-LEADER
The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise installed its new officers and board recently. Above, from right, are new.
President Katey Breep, Treasurer Karyn Hartke, Secretary Vic Buscaino, Sergeant At Arms Suzanne McLeod and
President-Elect Christal Fish, and Chairs Sharon Stanley, Caroline Blochlinger, Mark Dennis, Julie McCracken
and outgoing president Art Shuster.
The club meets for breakfast every Friday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. Everyone is
invited. For more information about the Rotary Sunrise Club go to www.ameliaislandrotary.com. o .
EXPLORING ANCIENT MEDICINE:
On June 17, the Amelia
Island Museum of History
hosted Dr. Rachel Wentz, the ,..
East Central Regional
Director of the Florida Public
Speaking to a group of more*
than 80 people, Wentz .
shared her work on ancient
medicine in Florida. Largely
drawing from her work at the
Windover burial site, a pre-
historic Native American
burial ground near Titusville, .
Wentz discussed the evi-
dence for that population's
use of plants for anesthetics
and their treatment of the
sick and injured in their
community. Always an engag-
ing speaker, the museum
always enjoys hearing from
Wentz and hopes to have her
back very soon.
Celebrate the summer
For the Neuws Leader
1 July holiday is upon us. All
5. these point to summertime fun,
whether traveling or just enjoying the
The Florida/USVI Poison
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school for the- summer, they may be
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out of doors with.ready access to poten-
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"Poison proof your home and out-
door areas by following a few simple
tips to reduce the chance of accidental
poisoning emergencies. However, if a
poisoning emergency does occur, call
the Poison Center Help line at 1-800-
Always follow directions carefully
when using insect repellents as some.
products are not meant to be applied to
the skin. Only apply insect repellents to
exposed skin. When applying to the
face, spray on the hands and rub onto
face, being careful to avoid the eyes and
mouth. Do not spray on children's
hands as they tend to rub their eyes
and/or place their hands or fingers in
their mouths. Wash all sprayed areas
with soap and water when finished play-
ing outdoors because the repellent is no
longer necessary. Repeated applications
may be dangerous; wash skin with soap
Poison proof your home and
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ishable food out of the refrigerator for
more than two hours.
When traveling, store medications,
personal products, insect repellent or
sunscreen in locked suitcases away,
from children. Avoid bringing along "a
few pills" in unmarked containers as
these may nQt be child-resistant and
they are unlabeled as to content or
quantity. For visitors who are not used
to the activity of children, remind them
to properly store all personal products,
especially prescription items, out of the
reach and sight of children. .
'If camping, be careful of the under-
brush, as it could contain poison ivy or
stinging/biting animals. Remember,
"Leaves of three, let it be." If someone
touches poison ivy,,immediately rinse
with plenty of running water for at least
15 minutes. For poisonous plant and ani-
mal contact, call the Poison Center Help
line at 1-800-222-1222 f&r treatment'
For any poisoning emergencies or
for poison-related questions, call the
Poison Center Help line toll free, 24
hours a day, at 1-800-222-1222, arid a
uniquely qualified and trainedspecialist
in poison information will immediately
respond. When the problem is pois ,n,
the answer is prison c'n.tril
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People ofher f about the im rportance of family
tvaius, sometime even sugqesmng that the lama.y i
deteriorating. h i perhaps utue that the tradition'
famE ilcomposed of one man and one woman )o.,iea
In marnage and having ch.idJfr., is nol neesanry
the nomn nowadays in fat. iusistics indicate a
skinptlca mnrease'eir Ihe nurrner of isngieparenl
failBes, blended faemiliesan' other permuLationi or
t ie adlionl family in our sxiery today Bul is this
neoouttly a 'detenorawon of the lainlyy. o i Ine
f mlly structure merely changing to leriect the
. demands of modern lfe? If we ook to the Bible lot
wilitgerennent haeret we a5'1 nicely tO rind an,
Fkfity, the Bile kff illustrates an evolution in the
conepe of thef faly. In the Old Testlameni .e see
many eicamples of polyga ry and I.nihip relalo-ti
0werectrluily'not what we think of them iota t /,ho
could marry each other and how people gel
Smartled" has changed consderabil over the
cenatume In.ihe &eb.' lesus lells us thai An
evefdoes the will of -my Father ir, heaven 1 rry
bromhec and soler. and molher'lMauhew 12 O5
*Wflilett i ny be tamplig Io ie ib ai t.gr..in
Jeis o disdain fo the tiudeaFr arnol perhaps the
ion sensible fnicpiretlon is that Jeuais u iry.r.g 0
extend the coriept ofthe ardly 1. that .I mancu.e all
of ur fellow human pemngs. and that God mutI crr.e
*broseb family So. ie next
time we ame teimpled o judge
someone o who comes fn. a
rnointrfitional family we
should consider tMat they me
Indeed our brother and nter
Nicole M. Stephen and
Andrew J. Hale IV, both of
Yulee, are engaged to be mar-
The bride-elect is the
daughter of Nancy Adams of
Jacksonville. The groom-elect "
is the son of Jim and Debra
Forbes of Fernandina Beach
and Andy Hale III of Fort
Barry Barsch of Fernan-
dina Beach.and Annette Sapp t
of Macclenny will be married
at 5 p.m. July 2,2011, at.the Mr. Hale, Miss Stephen
Mathis House in Glen St.
Mary. A reception will follow.
Following a honeymoon in couple will reside in
San Juan,yPuerto Rico, the Macclenny.
m Cadet Pepperdine University
John T. Gatling student Hillary Harpster has
graduated from been named to the Seaver
Riverside Mili- e College dean's list for the
tary/ Academy spring 2011 semester.
in Gainesville, Seaver College, located in
Ga., on May 14, 'Malibu, Calif., is the unider-.
2011. He was a graduate school for
member of .Pepperdine University.
Echo Company. Gat ing In order to earn dean's list
Gatling was Gatling honors, students must be in
awarded the the upper 10 percent of their
JROTC varsity athletic rib- class and maintain a 3.5 or
bon. He was a member of the. better grade point average.
varsity football team at RMA. Harpster, a native of
He will attend the Fernandina Beach, is one of
University.of West Florida. just 263 students to receive
He is the son of John M. the honor.
Gatling and Sandra Gatling U Georgia Southern
Still of Fernandina Beach. ; Uriiversity recently recog-
Columbia College Chl- ;.: ;lized 895 students for excel-
cago congratulates Sophie lence in academics on the
Rocke, fashion business ma- 2011 spring semester presi-
jor from Fernandina Beach, dent's list. Morgan. Lee and
on being named to the dean's Lauren McCoy, both of
list for spring semester 2011. Fernandina Beach, were
To be named to the dean's among those honored by the
list at Columbia College Chi-, Statesboro, Ga., school.
cago, students must have To be eligible for the list, a
taken at least 12 credit hours student must have at least a
and have a 3.75 grade point 4.0 grade point average and
average or above for that carry a minimum of 12 hours
semester. for the semester.
*: Navy Petty Officei 3rd *Navy Ptty Officer 3rd
Class Daniel E. Hardwick, a Class Shawn'W. Vickers, son
2000 graduate of West Nassau of Johnny W. Vickers, of Cal-
High School, Callahan, and lahan, and the crew of roughly
the crew of roughly 370 sail- 370 sailors homeported at
ors homeported at Naval Sta- Naval Station San Diego, re-
tion San Diego, Calif., recently cently completed a 10-month
completed a 10-month ship- shipyard availability aboard
yard availability aboard the the guided missile cruiser
guided missile cruiser USS USS Mobile Bay, forward
Mobile Bay, forward deployed deployed to Yokosuka, Japan..
to Y6kosuka, Japan. USS Mobile Bay is the sec-
USS Mobile Bay is the se6- ond guided missile cruiser to .
ond guided missile cruiser to undergo the most comprehen-
undergo the most c6mprehen- sive upgrade and moderniza-
sive upgrade and moderniza- tiori program in Navy history.
tion program in Navy history. During that time the crew
During that time the crew endured an extensive yard
endured, an extensive yard period that included the mod-
period that included the mod- ernization of weapons and
ernization of weapons and combat systems. This en-
combat systems. This en- tailed a complete replacement
tailed a complete replacement of the aviation warfare sys-
of the aviation warfare sys- terns computer suite and con-
tems computer suite and con- soles. It also included new
soles. five-inch and close-in weapons
It also included new five- system as well as upgraded
inch and close-in weapons sys- surface radar systems. Direct-
tem as well as upgraded sur- ly following the yard period,
face radar systems. Direct-ly the crew charged through a
following the yard period, the series of sea trials and qualifi-
crew charged through a cations in preparation for
series of sea trials and qualifi- deployment.
cations in preparation for So far the crew has suc-
deployment . cessfully completed their En-
So far the crew has suc- gineering Operational Certifi-
cessfully completed their En- cation, Harpoon Material
gineering Operational Certifi- Certification and other nu-
cation, Harpoon Matefial merous pre-deployment qualil-
Certification and other nu- fications and certifications.
merous pre-deployment quali- The crew will continue in
fications and certifications. preparation for a scheduled
The crew will continue in tipcoming deployment with
preparation for a scheduled John C. Stennis Strike Group.
upcoming deployment with A 2006 graduate of West
John C. Stennis Strike Group. Nassau High School, Vickers
Hardwick joined the Navy joined the Navy in August
in May 2007. 2006.
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Yulee Baptist Church has two new faces.
After celebrating his first anniversary at YBC,
Brother Doug Sides has called Sandy
McLendon (children's minister) and Jon Egan
(youth minister) to join the family. Yulee
Baptist Church is located at 85971 Harts Road,
Yulee, just offAlA across from the post office.
Call 225-5128 for information.
Again the month has come to an end and
The Salvation Army Hope House's Emergency
Food Pantry cupboards are almost bare. If you
can help fill the bags, Hope House is in imme-
diate need of the following items: 1) Breakfast
cereal 2) Peanut butter and jelly 3) Canned
fruit 4) Canned vegetables 5) Canned soups
6) Frozen juice concentrate or bottled juices -
grape, apple, cranberry and orange are
favorites. Please bring your donations to 410 S.
Ninth St. or call 321-0435.
"Magic for Jesus' ,
The Salvation Army Hop IHob'_-, resents'
the "Magic for Jesus FriedoniT6i" 'special
event the whole fa mily will enjoy onjuhly iat
noon. Pack up the kids and come see the
Envoys uniquely utilize music, comedy and .
inspirational illusions to present the Gospel
message to children, young and old. For more
information, call 321-0435 or stop by the Hope
House, located at 410 S. Ninth St.
The youth ministry of Solid Rock lChurch of
God by Faith, 86138 Palm Tree Drive, Yilee, is
selling fish fillet or grilled chickendinriers (or
both) with two sides, dessert and a drink (max-
imum cost approximately $10). Deadline for
orders is July 6. Call PamrAlbertie at 583-8466
to order. Some deliveries possible or come to
the church on July 8 to pick& up your orders.
Join Memorial United Met'hodist Church
* for Summer Worship on theiBeach every
Wednesday at 6 p.m., through Aug. 31: Gather
in 'front of Sliders for singing and a short inspi-
rational message: In case' of rain, worship will
be held in the Sanctuary of MUMC at 601
Centre St. For information call 261-5769.
Bible Baptist Church, 820 South 14th St.,
will celebrate the country's birthday on July 3
at 11 .m. with food, a kids' bounce house and
Lee Warren & Family playing bluegrass music.
Call 261-5457 for details.
Seven speakers will speak at the 7-up pro-
gram at 4 p.m. July 10 at Friendship Baptist
'ehIutch-Topics will inclaud Wak-e-Up, Look- up; -
Sit.up;,Getlup,;Stanhd uly Speak up atid Shuftip.v
"Big Apple Adventure: Where Faith and
Life Connect": will come to Yulee Baptist .
Church as its hosts a Vacation Bible School
July 24-28 from 6-9 p.m. nightly. The communi-
ty is invited. Yulee Baptist Church is located at
85971 Harts Road, Yulee; just offAlA across
from the post office. Call 225-5128 for informa-
At Discovery Summer Camp, campers
explore their talents and creativity through a
variety of activities, including drama, music,
the arts, games,
This event is sponsored by Bernice Walker.
For information call 225-5627.
On July 15 at 4 p.m., Mt Horeb Baptist
Church will sponsor a Gospel Jubilee. Various
male singing groups will perform including
New Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church
Male Chorus of Jacksonville, New Mount
Pleasant Baptist Church Male Chorus,
Waycross, Ga., and the Citywide Male Chorus
of Callahan. Come out to 58552 Cooperneck
Road (Lessie community) in Hilliard and help.
uplift the name of Jesus in song and praise.
Save the Chldren
The O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church,
474257 SR 200, will observe "Save the Children
Day" at 3 p.m. on July 17. The church Youth
Department and Black Male Mentors will
salute volunteers. The program will also fea-
ture the I Can Academy summer camp stu-,
dents. For information call 277-2606.
On July 19 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The
Northeast Florida Baptist Association will have
medical, financial screening and appointments
at Yulee Baptist Church, 85971 Harts Road, on
a fir-st-come, first-serve basis, for the Mobile
Dental Unit. Only basic dental work is provid- .
ed no cleaning, dentures or oral surgery. You
must appear in person for an appointment.
The Mobile Dental Unit of the Florida
Baptist Convention will be at The Northeast
Florida Baptist Association July 25-29, 851035
US 17 North, Yulee. Call 225-5941
Mount Horeb Baptist Church ,(Lessie com-
munity) in Hilliard will be celebrates its annual
Family & Friends Day on July 24 at. 11am..
The community is invited to come and fellow-
ship. The speaker will be the Rev. George
Fluellen, pastor of New Pleasant Hill Baptist
Church and Welcome Friends Baptist Church
in Eastman; Ga. .
House of prayer
First Assembly of God, 302 South 14 St.,will
host a local "house'of prayer" meeting July 29
from 6 p.m. -12 p.m. It will be a time of worship
in music and song, with intercession for the
spiritual health of the community. All are invit-
ed. For information call 261-6448.
New Life Christian Fellowship will hold its
second annual 10 Cent Clothing Sale July 30
from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with thousands of gently
used clothing items in all sizes for only 10
cents. Proceeds will go directly to the
Jacksonville Beach Mission House, Inc. New
Life Christian Fellowship is located at 2701
Hodge- BiVd:, Jpcksonville. Call (904), 223-60.00,Q
o' vi-,it ww,% nicl iog. g
team-building, field-trips, science, nature
and even carpentry. Along the way, campers
will broaden their horizons as they discover
the power, they have to change the world
around them. Call the office of Faith Christian
Academy at 321-2137, or visit www.fcaangels.
com to download the camp registration form.
Fernandina Christian Academy at First
Baptist Church, 1600 S.,Eighth St., is accepting
applications for children entering kindergarten
and first grade in the 2011-12 school year and
will add grades each year. Step Up for Students
Scholarships accepted. Call Principal Gwen
Milam at 491-5664 or (478) 396-4829.
Robyn Andrews, vice-
president of the Coalition
for the Homeless of
Nassau County and coordi-
nator of the Yulee
Interfaith Dinner Network,
right, top left, presents
Gracie Preache with an
honorary plaque that will
be hung behind the serv-
ing line in the dining room
of the Soup Kitchen. The
plaque reads; "Gracie's
Kitchen. Where everything
is made with a smile.
Preache, bottom left in
the kitchen, was funda-
mental in the start-up of
the Yulee Interfaith Dinner
Network and dedicates her
time to volunteer work and
serving those in need in
The Yulee IDN, now
affectionately known as
"Gracie's Kitchen," serves
a healthy dinner to an
average of 42 guests,
including adults and chil-
dren, every Tuesday and
Thursday from 5-7 p.m.,
in the building behind the
Old Yulee Middle School,
at US 17 and Pages Dairy
Road. Organizers are cur-
rently looking for addition-
al volunteer groups to host
one Monday per month, so
they can open a third night
each week by the fall.
Dinner is served to anyone
in need. For information,
to donate or to volunteer
More than 100 supportersattended the first "Rainbow on the Runway" fashion and
recognition awards extravaganza presented by the Ralph J. Bunche Alumni Class of
1968 in Kingsland, Ga., last month. Thirty-five models walked the runway to the lat-
est contemporary gospel and pop music.' Peter J. Baker was the first Special
Recognition Award recipient for the Class of 1968. Videos of the extravaganza are
available by calling (912) 227-2927.
In the heart of
9 N. 6* Street
Worship 8:30 & 11 am
Sunday School 9:50am
. aouth Adults
'Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
S Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
Coner of Buccaner Tr. & Gebing Road, feniandma B1t
For More Information Call: 261-9527
Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11.15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4144
OffA1A at entrance to Ornni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
SaturdayVigil Mass -4 pmo'& 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at YuleeUnited Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8:00am, 10:00am, &12:00pm
Daily Mass 8:30am Mori., Wed., Thurs & Fri.
Is. lv Udv PA Lia tltVill 6'"6i"p
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm nor by appt
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566
/ .. Conlenwary Worship
~IOE -Youth. Nursery
S. 321 -2117
sa iM o Cen OtA1 fni dAfl ttha
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at l0:006 ar-
96074 Chi&ter Road in Yulee
Ne.1lsoneGoagorgie al onLinuch org
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
-Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., Westl 904.225.612
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 226.0809
Innova Stle, ContempTary Musc,
Pastor Mike Kwlatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00ar and 10:30am
KidKrdlble Children Ministries.
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Cometing We Chst..
Connecting w ithrPeop..
SPlease join us for
Church School-9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Rev. Mark Stiles
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9p.m.Ministries:
Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth
17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
(Just south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH, WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor a Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School................ 9:4BA.M.
Worship Service............. 10iSSA.M.
Discipleship Training ......... .:OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6;OOP.M.
Wednesday Felowshlp Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7OOP.M.
736 Bonnieview Road (asu aon sadl w Rd.)
904-261-461S (church office)
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 645 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Chlldrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
Coalmpo ayWo p ...9Sam in Maxwell Hall
y| gIBrealkwe.........:46am in Youth Center
M ;the Beach
Sunday '- 11:15 am
Wednesday-Bible Study-7:00 pm
Pastor David Cubbedge
3125.8th, Fernandina Beach,FL 32034
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS & MORE
Worship this week,
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Sunday School ......................9:30:am
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Wednesday AWANA......................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Na uille Read County Rd-107 Sth
Fernandina Beach, FL32934.
10A FRIDAY, JULY 1. 2011/NEws-LEADER
RESTON, VA. The tion about how
National Wildlife Federation can have attra4
(NWF) has recognized Bea landscapes tha
Walker's property in. Florida's nature
Fernandina Beach as an offi- said Walker, w
cial Certified WildlifeHabitat she "probably
site. The property attracts a ments for seven
variety of birds, butterflies and just didn't
and other wildlife by provid- designation.
ing a wildlife-friendly Jand- "As a Nassa
scape. Master Gardei
Walker is an active Master we're taught ti
Gardener volunteer with the pies of 'Florida
Nassau County Extension Landscaping.'(
Service and the University of principles is 'A
Florida/IFAS. Master Wildlife,'" Wall
Gardeners serve under the However, she
direction of Rebecca L Jordi, don't have to b
County Extension director .Gardener volui
and UF/IFAS Nassau County You just need t
Horticultural Extension food source (p
agent. seed, fruit, folio
"I'm excited about certifi- water (a pond,
cation as a Wildlife Habit freshwater, suc
because it provides me an' bath- or water-fi
opportunity to share informa- and shelter (tr
ho added that
had all the ele-
eral years now"
focus on the
ie nine princi-
One of those
e a Master
nteer to do it!
o provide a
plants that- bear
age 6r flowers);
creek or other
ch as a bird
Top Ten Mistakes Homeowners Make
When Facing Foreclosure
1. Fairto educate themselves regarding their rightsand options
2. Avoid their mortgage company and do not return phone calls
3. Allow feelings of fear or hopelessness to prevent
them from taking action
4. Procrastinate until their options are gone
5. Make decisions based on emotion instead of .
facts and proper education
6. Pay for fee-based education or counsel
7. Refuse to accept the. reality and urgency of their situation
8. Turn to unregulated real estate investors for help
9. Follow advice from friends or family that leads
.them down the wrong path ,;;;:. ':;'
10. Fail to seek professional advice from an SSAA specialist
*S S *. *
'Certified Wildlife Habitat'
bird house, bat house). Many
of us already have these ele-
ments and don't realize our
landscapes are a wildlife
NWF began the Wildlife
Habitat certification program
in 1973, and has since certi-
fied almost 150,000 habitats
nationwide. The majority of
these sites represent the hard
work and commitment of indi-
viduals and families providing
habitat near their homes, but
NWF has also certified more
than 3,000 schools and hun-
dreds of business and com-
munity sites. The average
habitat is between 1/3
and 1/2 an acre, but certified
sites range from urban bal-
conies to those with many
Like Walker, any habitat
enthusiast can create a certi-
fied habitat and learn the
rewards of gardening for
wildlife. NWFteaches the
importance of environmental
stewardship by providing
guidelines for making land-
scapes more hospitable to
wildlife. In order to become
certified, a property must pro-
vide the four basic'elements
that all wildlife peed: food,
water, cover and places to
raise young; and -must employ
sustainable gardening prac-
: In addition to providing for
wildlife, certifiedhabitats con-
serve our natural resources
by reducing-or eliminating
the need for fertilizers, pesti-
cides and/or irrigation water,
which ultimately protects the
air, soil and water throughout
. Habitats not only nurture
year-round resident birds but,
also migratory birds by pro-
viding stopover sites for birds
traveling between their sum-
mer and winter ranges.
Biologist Mark Hostetier of
the University of Florida says
"urban environments .are an
important factor in the future
conservation of many species.
Not only has urban sprawl
grown into the paths of
stopover sites on bird flyways,
but the sheer volume of
human development has
changed the amount of area
available for nesting and over-
Creating habitats not only
rnP'H Di t. NA LUIt Kt. WALKER Ik F R IL IE M 'L"-LNLA IJ
St. Fiacre, the patron saint of gardeners, watches over
the backyard plantings and birdbath of Bea Walker. Her
Fernandina Beach yard has received certification from
the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat
helps wildlife, it can help
reduce global warming pollu-
tion and save energy costs as
well. Burning,fossil fuels to
heat and cool our homes and'
maintain our lawns releases
carbon dioxide into the.
atmosphere, which is the -,
main greenhouse gas respon-
sible for global warming.
Replacing lawns with strategi-
cally located trees, and other
native vegetation can insulate
our homes from heat, cold
and wind, reducing our heat-
ing and cooling needs and
thus our carbon dioxide emis-
Unlike lawns, wildlife-
friendly native plants don't
need constant'maintenance ,
from gas guzzling lawn'mow-
er.or fertilizers that require
fossil fuels to manufacture.
An additional benefit is that
plants actually absorb carbon
dioxide, helping to further
reduce the amount of green-
house gases in the atmds-
. All of this adds up to
increased areas available for
wildlife habitats, .reductions in
levels of carbon dioxide that
cause global warming, and
reduced energy costs. More
information about how gar-
deners can reduce the effects
of global warming can be.
found at www.nwf.org/gar-
David Mizejewski, NWF'
naturalist and spokesperson,
says, ,"It's easy to feel that
there is no hope for wildlife in
our niodern v_ -lAId ,f -.rig(,g.
our own piece of the Earth a
healthy, green space that
helps restore the ecological
balance. Encouraging your
achieve Wildlife Habitat
certification for their prop-
erties receive membership
in the National Wildlife
Federation, a one-year
subscription to the National
Wildlife magazine, a persd-
ddd onalized certificate
and quarterly e-newslet-
ters. They also are eligible
to purchase NWFs special
outdoor sign designating
their yard or garden as
NWF currently offers
the most comprehensive
guide to date on gardening
for wildlife, the 128-page
.' Attrachng Birds, Butterflies
S..and otherr Backyard
'Wildlife, full of practical
ho', w-to Information to make
your.yard a wildlife haven
"and certify your property
as an official NWF Wildlife
.Habitat site. It is $12.95 at
F,.. For information about
.gardening for wildlife and
Lhow to have your yard cer-
www.nwf.orgthabltat or call
neighbors to join with you can
lead to a neighborhood or
community habitat that pro-
vides wildlife with greater
incentive to call your piece of
the Earth home."
Walker heartily agrees.
"Most of us enjoy seeing"
birds feeding, nesting,
bathing in an area that.has
attracted them. Most children
and adults can be entertained
'by butterflies or humming-
birds feeding among the
plants. With a little planning,
each homeowner can have a
landscape that attracts
wildlife," she said.
"Florida is fortunate to
have the third most diverse
population of any state. Each
homeowner can help replace,.,:
some of.the native wildie
habitat that is'lost due '
development We can each
have a landscape that is desir-
able for plants and wildlife,"
Dr. Oswald was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. Prior to veteri-
nary school, she worked as a veterinary technician for 7 years. She
began her undergraduate studies at Florida Conimunity College at
Jacksonville and completed her prerequisites for veterinary school at
Valdosta State University. She began veterinary school at Louisiana
State, University then
transferred to the
University of Florida where
she earned her doctorate.
Angela has always.
been drawn to animals.
When she was eleven
years old, she nursed an
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Herman Cain, a
for U.S. president,
right, was at The
Island to give a
speech to Georgia
night. He chatted
with State Rep. Janet
Adkins, who dis-
cussed Cain's plans
to address illegal
immigration and its
impact in Florida.
Lt. Bill Leeper, candidate
for Nassau County sheriff,
will be the speaker at the July
15 Federated Republican
Women of Nassau luncheon
at the Golf Club of Amelia
I Leeper has been a state
trooper of the Florida
Highway Patrol for over 34
years and has also been a
technical advisor and actor on
many crime shows, including
"Cold Case," "America's Most
Wanted" and "Real Stories of
the Highway Patrol."
In addition, he has
authored a highway safety
book, directed highway safety
videos and teaches media
relations to federal law
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where he was
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Mets in his ,
senior season and played pro-
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commissioner of Fernandina
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physicians' groups have sued
the state of Florida, Gov. Rick
Scott and several state agen-
cies, charging that a recently
signed .gun law violates physi-
cians' constitutional right to free
The lawsuit, filed in federal
district court and aided by a.
national gun-control group, tar-
gets a new law which restricts
physicians' ability to ask
patients about guns in their
homes. Legislators had nailed
it the "Privacy of Firearm
Owners Act," saying doctors'
have no business asking
patients if they own guns.
However, doctors including
pediatrician Dr. Louis St..'
Petery, have a different name:,
for it: The "Physician Gagtaw."'-
"There's a jail sentence of
up to five years anda financial i
penalty up to $5 million, which
is horrendous," St. Petery said.
Doctors say they, and par-
ticularly pediatricians, ,are
trained to ask families about
gun ov.'rnl ship because of the
p oven diflereiice that -afe gun
and ammunition storage can
miak-e I, their patients. St.
Petery, executive' vice president
of the Florida Pediatric Society,
believes the law is a slam-dunk
free-speech violation, claiming
that the government is muz-
zling doctor-patient communti-
* !:"I cannot discuss with a par-
ent whether or not they have
ffireatms," he said.
-'- Moire than 1,100 children
'and teens in Florida were shot
and killed with firearms in
Florida from 1999 to 2007,
according to data in the lawsuit.
In t\o months last year, four
Florida children died from acci-
dental fir>,arni injuries.. In one
incident, an ll-year-old boy died
after accidentally being shot in
theface by his younger broth-
New hours next week at
Beginning Tuesday, busi-
ness hours will change at the
Nassau County Property .
Nassau County Property
Appraiser Tammy C. Stiles
announced these: new hours: "
* 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-
Friday in the James S. Page Stiles
Governmental Complex, 96135
Nassau Place, Suite 4.
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Callahan office
for lunch 1-2 p.m.) at the office St.
in the Nassau
416 Centre St.,
;; *.,A,:3) a 3m.
to 5 p.m.
p.m.) at the
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The News-Leaderwill be closed Monday, July4 in
observance of Independence Day. Have a safe holiday
Showing record-brealking itensity.in the breaststroke, Josh Reeve,
above, swims for three A times and a team record in the individual
medley against RollingiHills. "We did it!" shout teammates Keith
Jones, Luke Libby and Jack Young as Ibrahim Mreich pulls to the wall A".M6i."
in their 200-yard medley relay race, right The numbers spell it out for
Corinne Priest three .new records, two meets, one new friend, Kaia
Harris, far right. ?
Stingers capture back to-ba
Stingrays continueaktheir wins*
ning ways with back-to-back
wins over the USA Stingrays
and Rolling Hills Marlins in
one home and one awayp
meet, bring ng their record to
It was Stingrays versus
Stingrays at meet.three June
18 with Fernandina outscor-
ing USA by nearly S00.total
points. Corinne Priest set two
new poolrecords (25.59 in 50
free and 54.94 in 100 free)
while, swimming three A
times; Carmen Watson's A
Meet 4 held June 25 at
Rollinig Hills Country Club
Stingrays squeaking past the-..---"----'---
Marlins 576-538. The points
tally included; three new team
upon her own 50 free record
(25.28); Josh Reeve broke the
100-yard individual medley
record (59.20) and, along
with Bryson Baxter, Patrick "
Croft and Johnathan Purdy,
set a new team record in the
boys 200-yard freestyle relay
The Stingrays host their
last home meet of the season A
Saturday at 9 a.m. against the
Oceanway Tsunamis. Their
final regular season meet will
be hosted by Argyle Waves
Swim Club in Orange Park Top row, from left. Only one more lap to the finish for
Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Emma Priest; Luke Libby's big breath brings him in first
USA (716) vs. TFS (402) place in the IM; and the beast comes out in Maddie
n June 18-Team record: Higginbothai as she comes up for air..Above, Robert
Carmen Watson, 50 fly; pool Peters flies to fourth in the IM. Jumping for joy, Jade
records: Corinne Priest, 100 Beasley, Chloe Birch, Ashelyn Nassar, Sara Heath and
aid free;Atimes: Carmen Zoe Reyes celebrate the Stingrays' victory, ight.
Watson, 50 fly; Corinne
Priest, 100 free, 50 fly, 50 free
Johnathan Purdy, 100 free, 50
free; Josh Reeve, 50 Fly, 100
Breast; B times: Abby ?ae
Bryson Baxter, 100 free;
Caitlyn O'Rotrke, 100 free;mk r
Carmen Watson, 50 back, 50
breast; Chloe Birch, 100
breast; Jeremy Kennedy, 100 .
free, 50, free; Johnathan
Purdy, 50 fly; Josh Reeve 50
back; Juloana Reeve, 50
l Breast, 50 free; Patrick C.of, ".
T00 free, 502free; Rachel .
Pitrman, 50 free; Zoe Re ys,
100 free, 50 free .
on June 25B-iNew team
records: Worinne Priest, 50 .
free; Josh Reeve, 100 IM "' ,
boys .11-18 200-yard freestyle
rdlay, Josh Reeve, Brysor 1.,,
Baxter, Patrick Croft,
eJhnathan Puredye, A times: .
Carmen Watson, 11-12 50 fly; ,.
Corinne Priest, 100 IM, 50 . ..
free, 50 fly; Johnathan Purdy,
50 freq; Josh Reeve, 100 IM ,
100 breast, 50"Wly; Patrick ,
Croft, 50 fly, B times: Ben "
Mallory, 50 free; Bryson.
Baxter, 50 free, 50 fly; Caitlyn
O'Rotirke, 100 IM; Carmen
Watson, 100 IM, 50 free;
iarrie.Fletcher, 100 IM;
Carsoni Nave, 50 free;
Christopher Azar, 50 free"
Jeremy Kennedy, 100 IM;.
Johnathan Azar, 50 free;
Johnathan Purdy, 100 IM, 50
fly; Patrick Croft, 100 IM;
Rachel Pittman, 50 breast; Taking first in the 200-yard medley relay, Eve Thomas, Lauren Shelt
Will Fletcher, 50 breast; Zoe Juliana Reeve and Katelyn Nassar, above, are all smiles. Relaxing
Reyes, 100 IM, 50 free, before relays are Cole Gallup, Austin Young, Josh Reeve. Griffin You
Patrick Croft and Bryson Baxter, right.
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Three members of the local Sandbox Weightlifting Team traveled to Flowery Branch, Ga., to compete on the national level June 24-25. More than 300 athletes ages 9-17 com-
peted for the top three spots in their weight class in the nation's largest weightlifting event exclusive for this age group. ,Many Olympic and international coaches were present to
assess the nation's up-and-coming talent. Cody Byrd, center, received a bronze medal for third place in the 12- to 13-year-olds' 56kg weight class. Stone lakey, right, also
scored bronze in the 16- to 17-year-old 69kg weight class. Gunnar Cox, left, placed fifth in the 6- to 17-yeat-old 77kg weight class. The group travels to New Orleans for the
AAU Junior Olympics July 27-31. The team is holding a $5 car wash and barbecue Saturday frbil a8 mi.'to'noon at Kmart on Sadler Road to raise funds for the trip.
The Jax Sprint Triathlon Series. comes to
Amelia Island July 16. Registration opens a
5:30 a.m.; first wave at 7:30 a'm. from Main
Beach. Swim a quarter-mile In the warm
waters of the Atlantic Ocean (beach' start) w
a fresh water shower into transition No. 1.
Swim caps are.provided in race packets an
are required during the swim. Bike the 16-n
flat, fast, out-and-back course along the cpa
line. Then ruh three miles with water station
mile marks. The run course js out-and-back
through the North Retcher island community
Register at www.lmAthlete.com. For infc
mation, contact DRC Sports at (352) 637-2,
or firstname.lastname@example.org. .
Fernandina Beach Pop Warner is holding
registration for football and cheerleading. E
registration fee is $100 per participant withE
$75 fee for each additional sibling. Fees wil
up today: Register at www.leaguelineup.cor
fbpwa. CallChrisie McNulty Oliver at 277-9E
Lifeguards raise moneytocom pet
-Amelia Island Lifesaving Association is.
fundraising.to send local competitive beach
: lifeguards to the USLA Regional Champion
ships in Myrtle Beach, S.C., July;,13-14. Th(
group has scheduled several community
events to raise funds for the'triop'") '
IA kids' movte -night is llated'af the Elm
Street Recreation Center pool from 8:30-11
p.m. tonight. Cost is $5 and $1 popcorn, sn
cones and water. Another movie night will b
from 8:30-11 p.m. July 8 at the A
Recreation Center pool. Cost is
D popcorn, snow cones and water.
tt A. pancake breakfast at Apple
from 8-10 a.m, July 2. Buy ticketE
iith Take a lifeguard on a date. Th
will be up for auction at the Lifegi
d Auction from 7-9 p.m. July 7 at C
nile Cash donations are also welc
ast- information, contact AILA PresidE
sat Raat t 415-5223 or asrayl3@m,
475 The third arinual lhdependenc
place on Omni Amelia Istand Pla
favorite of runners, participants.c
or walk through the shaded tree-
Ig resort. Additionally, a one-mile yc
arly will be held immediately after the
a size junior family members can ji
I go The courses will begin and er
W Amelia Island Plantation Racque
560. lot, next to the yerandah Restau
First Coast Highway.
Check-in and day-of-race reg
from 7-7:45 a.m.. The races begil
The youth Fun Run begins at 9 a
will be given out to the top bvera
- female and the top two'male and
e ners in 14' age categories. All chi
one-mile run will get an award fo
ir.''P trpe46ister in person' fbtns
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& Fitness Center); or register dir
)e' Cost is $25 per adult; $15 per
tlantic under). On race day, checks and cash only v
$5 with $1 be accepted. All pre-registered participants w
receive a goody bag, which will include one
bee's will be race T-shirt and surprises from race sponsor
s at the door Sponsors of the Vida Race Series
Independence 5K include.Vida Fitness, Omn
ie lifeguards .Amelia Island Plantation. the McArthur Famil
uard Date YMCA and Current Running Calf 277-5193.
ome. For YMCAfaffotbalvolleyball
nt Ao.gela Join.the McArthur Family YMCA this fall ft
flag football (ages 4-14) and volleyball (Ages
14) Football practices are Mondays Tuesda
or Thursday after 5 p m with games
ce 5K will take Saturdays' Volleyball practices are Mondays
nation. A Tuesdays with games Thursdays or Fridays.
an race, run The season runsfIrom Aug 27 to Oct. 22..
canopied Each flag football participant receives a
)uth Fun Run reversible Jaguar, jersey and an award at the
S5K, so pint end of the season, volleyball players also
oinl'n the fun.' receive a jersey and an award at the end of 1
nd at the Omni season.
it Park parking Registration ends July 21. Fees are $50 f
rant at 6800 members and $100 for non-members' For
a 6 information, visit www.firstcoastymca.org or
istration is 261-1080.
n at 8 a.m..
a.m. Awards 'i..ganl odimke .
II male and There are organized bicycle rides in
I female win, Femahdina Beach and around Amelia Islanc
Idren in.the Thursdays starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
)r finishing, starting at.8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
pre available rides start'fro' rntan Beath SoLitfr Fletcher
ition's Helalth (A1 A)' Athtic a'jenues 'ar near he'
ectly online at miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. The
r child (12 and ride will be, around 30 miles with rest stops
Will along the way and loops back to the starting
will point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
s. after the ride is optional
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as a.
ni bicycle in good working condition. This ride is
y in conjunction with the North Florida Bicycle
Club Non-members are welcome to join Visit.
www.nfbc.us or call Don at 261-5160
r Summer basketballinYulee
8- There will be a summer basketball league
.ys for youth at YuleeMiddle School in July
Games start July 8, play runs through Aug 6
or. Cost is $175 per team. Players will referee
games. Email james.nchards@nassau k 12 fl.
us or jonathan balt@nassau k12 fl us
the Amelia island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.,behind
or the Aflantic Avenue Recreation Center and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the petanque courts
call at'the south end of the downtown marina.
Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both
horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public, is always welcome to join in
and learn this easy, fun game for all ages. For
information, call 491-1190. '
/-:. Nassau Challenger Bowling League fo 'the
Physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday each month from 3-5 p.m. at
'the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136 for information.
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STA TE CHAMPS
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The First Coast Fire fast-pitch softball team won the 2011 USSSA North Florida State
Championship Tournanent-at DrewPark Sunday. The team includes, front row frqm left, Mandie
Kinser, Candacd Taylor, Paige Turner, Andrea Yales, Brianna Moore; middle row, Hannah
Peeples, Brandie KinserEHeather Martin, Chelsea Holland, Miranda Ricafrente, Taylor Swafford,
Jordan Ankersen; and back row, coaches George Kinser and Chris Holland. NQt pictured: Coach
Luke Powell. .
The 12U Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth Allstars played in the district tournament last weekend and
madeitJto the.-champio .pgpgani .n Father's Day, beating Pontre Vedra and Fort Caroline twice
and evenalid'losing to district champion Atlantic Beach. The team consisted of Garrett Howard,
Antonio Vendola, Kyle Richardson, Ridge Sheffield, Brylan Edwards, Wynn Bruchman, Kevin
Yoder, Brett White, Skyler O'Leary, Dillion Sanborn, Jacob Janzen and Scotty Rivenbark. The
coaches were Mike Janzen, Billy O'Leary and Scott Rivenbark and team mom was Geri Janzen.,
Florida-Georgia Hall of Fame
announces the 2011 inductees
The Jacksonville Economic
Development Commission Sports &
Entertainment office has announced
the inductees into the city of
Jacksonville's 2011 Florida-Georgia
Hall of Fame.
They are Kevin Carter and Nat
Moore from the University of Florida
and John Brantley and Bill Saye from
the University of Georgia.
These inductees will be recognized
at the Hall of Fame Induction ceremo-
ny Oct. 28 during the festivities sur-
rounding the long-standing football
rivalry between the University of
Florida and the University of Georgia.
The ceremony celebrates the tal-
ents of the players and the inductees
are showcased in the Hall of Fame,
located in the Jacksonville Veterans
Memorial Arena, designed to give
fans an opportunity to view the exhibit
and pay tribute to these talented ath-
Carter, a defensive end at Florida
from 1991-94, was selected as a first-
team All-American during his senior
year and first-team All-SEC junior and
senior years. He started 38 of his last
39 games and was a four-year letter
Moore, a running back from 1972-
73, was a two-time letter winner. He
was a record-setting UF running
back, first team all-SEC pick, presea-
son 1973 All-American and preseason
Most Valuable Player in the
Southeastern Conference. Moore
broke the UF rushing record with 845
yards on 145 carries.
Brantley, a linebacker from 1984-
87, led Georgia's defense in the 1985
victory over Florida with seven tack-
les, including six unassisted, one
quarterback sack, one tackle for loss
and one pass break-up.
In the 1954 Georgia-Florida game,
Saye, a linebacker from 1953-55, inter-
cepted two passes, recovered a fum-
ble late in the game to end a Florida
potential game-winning drive and was
in on a blocked extra point that was
the difference in the 14-13 Georgia
More information on the Hall of
Fame can be found at www.flga.org.
The city of Fernandina Beach
Recreation Department (city website
A summer dodgeball tournament
is slated for July 9 at Peck Gym.
Games start at 9 a.m. Play is open to
ages 13 and up. Format is five-on-five
with eight-person rosterlimit, round
robin followed by single elimination.
Team fee is $50. Register through July
6 at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center. Call Jay at 277-7350, ext.
2013, or email email@example.com.
Friday night rmeq's one-pitch soft-
ball tournament is July 15 at the Ybor
Alvarez softball fields on Bailey Road.
Games start at 7 p.m. USSSA rules,
45-minute time limit: Teams supply
their own Classic M softballs (avail-
able for purchase). Prizes for first
through third places with an MVP
award. Fee is $195 (additional $25 if
not already registered with USSSA).
Limited to first eight teams to register
by July 13. Call Jason at 277-7256 or
Saturday night coed one-pitch
softball tournament is July 23 at the
Ybor Alvarez softball fields on Bailey
Road. Games start at 5 p.m. USSSA
rules, 45-minute time limit. Teams sup-
ply their own 12-inch Classic M and
11-inch Classic W softballs (available
for purchase). Prizes for first through
third places with an MVP awards. Fee
.is $200. additionall $25 ijfnot already
registered with USSSA). Register by
July 20. Call Jason at 277-7256 or
e-mail jbrown @fbfl.org..
q.Open coed and recreational coed.
softball fall league registration is from
Aug. 1-23 at the Atlantic Center. ,Open
coed plays Wednesday nights, ASA
rules. Fee is $435 and due Aug. 23.
Recreation league plays Mondays,
ASA rules with aluminum bat rule for
men. Fee is,$350 and due Aug. 23.
Late fee of $25 added after Aug. 20.
No fees accepted after Aug. 24. Man-
datory captain's meeting for both is at
6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Atlantic Cen-
ter. Recreational season opens Sept:
12; open coed Sept. 24. Call Jasonrat
277-7256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women's softball fall league reg-
istration. is from Aug. 1-23 at the
Atlantic Center. ASA rules with games
Tuesday beginning Sept. 13. Team
fee is $350 and due Aug. 23; $50 late
fee after Aug. 23. Mandatory captains
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the
Atlantic Center. Call Jason at 277-
7256.or email email@example.com.
Men's softball fall league registra-
tion is from Aug. 1-23 at the Atlantic
Center. USSSA rules with games ,
Thursday beginning Sept. 15. Team
fee is $435 and due Aug. 23; $25 late
fee after Aug. 23. Mandatory captains
meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 at the
Atlantic Center. Call Jason at 277-
7256 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCoed exercise is from 6:30-7:30
p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at the
MLK Center. Fee is $2 per class (city),
$3 (noq-city) ...
Adult volleyball is from 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday and Fridays at Peck Gym.
Cost is $2 per day for city residents
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pride are enhanced through
"Children and horses form
bonds," said ranch owner
In classes limited to 10 stu-
dents, boys and girls learn
horsemanship safety, the care
and grooming of the horse, as
well as saddling, mounting
Students are enthusiastic
in their praise for the camp.
"I like coming here," said
Sheyanne Duncan. "It's peace-
ful and quiet."
"It's a lot of fun!" said
camper Julianna Reeve.
Camper Clayton Guy
seemed to truly delight in the
time spent with the horses.
"You get to feed 'em and
wash 'em and ride 'em!"
On a recent camp morn-
ing, students lined their
mounts outside the barn
where each horse received a
thorough brushing before the
saddles were placed on their
"Make sure you get all that
dirt off there," instructed
counselor Leah Cook. "That
way when you put the saddle
on, it won't h-ritate his skin."
Skyler Smith learned how
to put the bridle on her horse,
Socks, while camper Faith
Johnson listened carefully to
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to sit while riding.
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Manser's program affects
"My little one loves com-
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Debbie. She is really great
with the kids. She encourages
my daughter to be active with
the horses and to learn every
aspect of it. She does it
because she loves the horses
and she loves the kids. I'm
excited and I've told many
people about it," said Melinda
Another mother said, "My
daughter wouldn't muck out a
horse stall for anything
except that it gives her the.
opportunity to then ride the
horse, which she loves."
For information visit
Manser also rescues and
rehabilitates abused horses
through her Hope Chest
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FRIDAY, JULY 1.2011
NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA
For the News Leader.
PT e IBSA All-State Student
Choir is making three con-
cert appearances on Amelia'
Island this weekend.
The IBSA All State conductor for
2011 is Pam Helton, associate pro-
fessor of voice at the Florida State
College at Jacksonville and music
director of Amelia Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, where her hus-
band Neil is the pastor.
Pam Helton is a native of
Kentucky and studied at Murray
State, Memphis State and Florida
State universities. She was asked to
lead the IBSA Youth Choir this year.
This program is in its 32nd consecu-
tive year. Youth in grades 9-12 -
based on a strong Christian lifestyle,
church attendance, recommenda-
tion of their church's pastor or
music director and successful com-
pletion of a rigorous musical audi-
tion are selected for the Illinois All-
State choir. Adult sponsors who are
church music leaders in the state
accompany the group. 1
In recent years, IBSA All-State
Youth Choir has done ministry proj-
ects and presented concerts in 15
states across America. The 2011
mission tour will bring the group to
North Carolina, Georgia and
Locally, the youth choir will pres-
ent their "God and Country" themed
The IBSA All-State Student Choir, under the direction of Pam
Helton of Amelia Island, will perform several concerts here during
the July 4th weekend. .
music appropriate to the 4th of July
holiday weekend. All concerts are
open to the public and free of
Saturday at 4 and 5 p.m. at the
Spa & Shops at the Omni Resort at
Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. wor-
ship service at Amelia Baptist
Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the
Peters Point beach pavilion area.
The choir's accompanist is
Sharon Barry, a graduate of Carson
Newman and New Orleans Baptist
Theological Seminary. She has
recently retired after a distinguished
career as the accompanist of the Sea
Chanters, U.S. Navy. Barry is the
staff accompanist for Florida State
College and is a colleague of H4lton.
Students and chaperones are
being housed in local homes in the
area. For more information, call
Amelia Baptist Church at 261-9527.
Sounds on Centre presents
"Fernandinaville Parrot Head
Mania" tonight to kick off the July
4th holiday weekend. Enjoy the
sights and sounds as Jimmy Parish
and the Ocean Waves create a
"Margaritaville" vibe on Centre
The monthly outdoor concerts,
sponsored bythe Historic
Fernandina Business Association,
are free to the public and held on
Centre Street between Front and
Second streets from 6-8 p.m. Bring a
chair and your dancing shoes. For
information, sponsorship opportuni-
ties or volunteering contact Loren
Lum at 321-1605 or
The Union Garrison takes place
the first weekend of every month at
Fort Clinch State Park, featuring liv-
ing history interpreters who bring
the fort to life, giving visitors a
Plenty of July 4th fun Mon tap
chance to see how the soldiers lived
during the Civil War. Activities may
include powder artillery demonstra-
tions, medical demonstrations and
soldier drills. Additionally, soldiers
and civilians offer a glimpse into gar-
rison life by taking up duty in the
laundry, infirmary, barracks and'
kitchen. Events are July 2 from 9
a.m.-5 p.m. and July 3 from 9 a.m.
until noon. For details, call 277-7274
or visit www.floridastateparks.
Bible Baptist Church, 820 Southl
14th St., will celebrate the country's
birthday on July 3 at 11 a.m. with
food, a kids' bounce house and Lee
Warren & Family playing bluegrass
music. Call 261-5457 for details.
Celebrate Independenqe Day at
the Stars & Stripes Freedom Festival
in Central Park, Fernandina Beach,
on July 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., fol-
lowed by a patriotic parade on
Centre Street, a concert of
Americana music at the Depot and
fireworks at the Fernandina Harbor
The festival at Central Park will
feature a Touch-A-Tr uck Public
Safety display; musical entertain-
ment throughout the day by The
Beech Street Blues Band; a Parent-
Child Look-A-Like Contest (sign up
starting at 10 a.m., contest 1-1:30
p.m.); an All American Apple Pie
Contest with a $100 first prize; team-
work games; Fun for the Kids play-
ground; food and arts and
crafts vendors. Parents and
kids may make a thank you card to
send to a member of the active mili-
.tary and veterans at the Craft Center.
The Stars & Stripes Freedom
Festival Parade is at 7 p.m. on Centre
Street. Then gather at the Depot at
the foot of Centre Street at 8:15 p.m.
for a concert of patriotic and
Americana folk music, marches and
other tunes by the Amelia Arts
Academy's New Horizons Band. The
annual city of Fernandina Beach 4th
of July Fireworks.Display can be
viewed to the south of.the
Fernandina Harbor Marina around
9:30 p.m. Bring your own folding
under the Stars & Stripes
Freedom Festival tab for parade
entry information. For more infor-
mation, to participate, volunteer or
to be a sponsor, contact Marty
Scott at 753-4467, Arlene Scott at
753-8774, Sandy Price at 206-0756,
fax 321-5643, or email shinybadges-
Summer's deep blue Atlantic
Ocean provides a dramatic back-
ground for an All-American
Independence Day Barbecue on The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island's ocean-
front lawn. The Red, White, and The
Deep Blue Celebration on July 4
begins at 7 p.m. with fun and games
for the whole family and live music
by Whiskey Bent, a country-rock
Guests will enjoy an authentic,
Southern-style cookout buffet.
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LOCAL TEEN IN WILLYY WONKA'
"Willy Wonka," the beloved children's classic now
playing at the Alhambra Theatre and Dining, 12000
Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, features 14-year-old Caylin
Housely of Fernandina Beach, playing the character
of Veruca Salt, second row, left. This is Housely's sec-
ond role on the Alhambra stage in December 2009
she won thetheater's "High School Musical" casting
Evening show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday)
through Sunday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner
is served from 6-7 p.m. Matinees on Saturday are at
1:15 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the buffet
starts at 11:15 a.m. Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Doors open at noon and the buffet at 12:15 p.m.
Tickets start at $42 for adults/$35 for children,
including dinner, show and parking. Call the box
office at (904) 641-1212 or visit
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Legion plans cookout
The Sons of the American Legion Sqai4d,,,o '-.4 v. ill host its monthly
cookout on Saturday at Post 54,626 S.
Third St. On the menu will be barbet
cued rib and chicken plates with baked
beans and potato salad for a donation
of $10 per plate.
The cookout will begin at 11 a.m.
and continue until .... Please come out
and support your.squadron and the
Legion. The food, the company and the
cause are always great. The American
Legion will be open to the public this
weekend. On Saturday night, drop by to hear music by the band
Evolution in the canteen beginning at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, the flags will be placed at the foot of the Shave Bridge in
honor of the 4th of July weekend. Those who would like to help erect the
flags, meet at the bridge at 4 p.m.
The July Movie Series presented by the Amelia'
Island Film Society at Fernandina Little Theatre,
1014 Beech St., presents 'Welcome to the Rileys",
(2010), starring James Gandolfini and Kristen
Stewart, at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Ia- r-"-
and on July 2, the Northeast I lI
Florida premier of "Bill
Cunningham New York"
(2011) at 7:30 p.m. with a spe-
Reception." Tickets are $15, ]
or $12 for AIFS members.
Area photographers are ,
encouraged to attend. On ... .
July 3 at 230 p.m. the society presents "Yankee
Doodle Dandy" (1942). starring James Cagney.
Encore screenings of "Bill Cunningham New
York" will be at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for regular
screenings are $10. or $8 for members, and avail-
able at The Book Loft and Books Plus on Centre
Street downtown, or at the door if not sold out.
Call 624-1145 for information or visit aifilmsoci-
BROWN BAG LUNCH
The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
you to its next Brown Bag Lunch Lecture on July
6 at noon at 233 S. Third St.
Suanne Thamm will dis-
cuss the Victorian architec-
ture of Amelia Island. As
queen of England for almost
65 years, Victoria holds the
record as Britain's longest
reigning monarch. But why is her name associat-
ed with architecture especially American archi-
tecture? Thamm is a member of the city's
Historic District Council and a historic district
resident. She will take you through time and
introduce you to the architects and builders that
left their legacy in the city's National Register
This program is free and open to the public.
For information contact Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102,
The Amelia Island w- n
Museum of History invites O
you to the opening of its
next temporary exhibit.
Through Our Eyes. on July .
8 at 6p.m.
Drawing from the
impressive talent of area
youth, the exhibit captures the past. present and
future of the community through photography.
Earlier in the year, the museum distributed cam-
eras to local schools and asked students of vari-
ous ages to snap shots of the community as they
see it. The results are striking, as historical sites
from the past meet with the next generation of
The opening will feature live music courtesy of
the Amelia Arts Academy., light hors d'oeuvres
and is free and open to the public. For more infor-
mation, contact Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102.
Nassau County's first
annual SAO Picnic
Basket Auction Benefit:
Advocacy, will be held
July 9 from noon to 2 p.m.
at the Nassau County Courthouse on Centre
Street in Fernandina Beach. All State Attorney's
Office staff" business partners and citizens of the
Fourth District are invited to participate in an
afternoon of good eats. good fun, and great door
prizes. Seating is limited. RSVP by contacting
Latisha Hill at 548-4700. ext. 2715 or
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OUT AND ABOUT
A benefit for Brenda
Mikus will be held July 2
from 2-11 p.m. at the 747
Lounge & Hotel, 1500
Airport Road, Jacksonville.
Enjoy a day of music by Big
Engine and 15 other bands as
well as food, drinks, lots of raf-
fles and a silent auction offer-
ing a trip for two to Las Vegas,
an autographed helmet from
Tim Tebow, snare drum, gui-
tars, NASCAR and Guns &
Roses memorabilia and more.
No cover charge, just dona- .
Mikus, sister of Big Engine
lead singer Tony Mikus, suf-
fers from pulmonary fibrosis
and requires a double lung
transplant. To be eligible she
must have the money for anti-
rejecti n medication ($7,000
the fir t month alone) and the
$40,000 deductible for the
If you are unable to attend
but would like to make a
donation, please send to:
Brenda Mikus Transplant
Fund, account number
1010320147195, Wells Fargo
Bank, P.O. Box 1581,
Callahan, FL 32011. Or call-
Getchen Nighbert at the bank
at (904) 879-3510. For infor-
mation callTony Mikus at
The Books Plus Book
Club will meet July 12 at 7
p.m. at the store, 107 Centre
St. It is reading The Fortunes
of Grace Hammerby Sara
Stockbridge. Members and
the public are invited. Call
261-0303 for information.
Everyone is welcome to
join Walkin' Nassau for a
club meeting on July 13 at 6
-p.m. at Caf6 Karibou todis-
cuss how to participate in
the club/walks pnd
announce upcoming walk-
Ing events. The meeting
begins promptly at 6 p.m., fol-
lowed by drinks and/or dinner
for those interested in staying
to get to know other club
members. The club not only
has walking events but also
enjoys social times together.
Dyanne Hughes at 206-4417
or email@example.com or Jane
Bailey at 261-9884 o(cdnjbai-
o. .' ,.
The next Yappy Hour, a
pet friendly happy hour, will
be held on July 13 from 6-8
p.m. at The Falcon's Nest at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation, Donations are
accepted at all Yappy Hours
for RAIN (Rescuing Animals
in Nassau). For information
call Bark Avenue at 613-3440.
The Newcomers Club of
Amelia Island will host its
monthly coffee on July 14.
at 10:30 a.m. All women who
reside in Nassau County (no
matter how long you have
lived here) are welcome to
attend. For information and
location, contact Terri
Borakove at tborakove@aol.
com or 556-6551, or visit
On July 16 the Riverside
Arts Market will help recog-
nize The Cummer
Museum's exhibit, "Art in
the Neighborhood," while
celebrating the summer
' with a local brewery-and-
art-focused event, "The Art
of Beer." The festival will fea-
ture local breweries as well as
other artisan-crafted beer. The
market will stay open until
10:30 p.m. with select RAM-
artists staying all day, a ..
diverse food court and musi-
cal entertainment throughout
the day and evening. Beer
workshops and demonstra-
tions will be offered as well as
other fun activities.
Admission and parking are
free. RAM will open on
Saturday at 10 a.m. through
10:30 p.m. Beer will be avail-
able from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Salt, the fine dining
restaurant at The Ritz-,
Carlton, Amelia Island, is
hosting a Children's
Etiquette Class on July 23.
The two-hour class includes a
three-course meal and
instruction on manners for
dining etiquette and other
basic life skills. The recom-
mended age is 6-12. For infor-
mation and reservations call
A "Summer Splash"
themed free Family Fun Day
will be held July 23 from '10
a.m.-2 p.m. in Central Park,
sponsored by the Fernandina
Beach Parks and Recreation
Department and Celebration
Party Rental. Beat the heat of
summer with a variety of
water-based games and
slides as well as inflatables,
face painting, games, music
and more. Hamburgers, hot
dogs, popcorn, cotton candy,
snow cones, boiled peanuts,
lemonade and more will be
available for purchase. For
information contact Jay at.
277-7350, ext. 2013 or
Join area.Chi Omegas
for lunch on July 23 at noon
at The Golf Club 6f Anmia
Island (next 16 Thfi Rtz- '
Carlton, Amelia Island). Club
membership is not required.
" Lunch will be ordered and
paid individually by those
attending. Contact Linda
Wheeler at 491-8543 or ljur-
firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations
The Amelia Island
Convention & Visitors
Bureau is taking entries for
The Second Annual Great
Southern Tailgate Cook-off,,
scheduled Aug. 26-27, until
Aug. 15; however, entries.
after Aug. 1 will pay $15, extra.
The cook-off at Main
Beach will include professioh-
al and amateur entries and
more than $20,000 in prize
money and trophies. This is a
Kansas City Barbeque
Society sanctioned event and
will serve as a Florida State
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Culhane's Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic
Blvd., Atlantic Beach, will feature "The
John Thomas Group" with John
Thomas on keyboards and Ernie Ealum
of Fernandina Beach on bass at its
Tuesday Jazz Nite on July 5 from 6-8
p.m. Call (904) 249-9595 or visit
The European Street Cafe, 1704
San Marco Blvd Jacksonville, will fea-
tures "The John Thomas Group" July 19
from 8-9:30 p.m. This fourth Jazz In the
Listening Room concert offers a respite
from the heat "In the Cool, Cool of the
Evening" as the band pays tribute to
one of the South's most prolific song-
writers, Johnny Mercer.
Other. selections from the Great
American Songbook will be Included
during the evening. Admission is $10
Call (904) 399-1740 or email FLAMU-
SIC@BELLSOUTH NET for reserva-
Country singer Mark Wills will per-
form July 9 at 8 p.m. at Mavericks at the
Landing, 2 Independent Drive,
Jacksonville. Doors open around 6 p.m
General admission tickets are $10 and
upstairs tickets are $17.50 and avail-
be 21 or older
Amelia.River Cruises, 1 North Front
St has launched new "Twilight Adult-
Oriented BYOB Cruises," featuring live
music by local artists, sunsets and a
sophisticated, scenic venue In which
locals and tourists alike can unwind or
gear up for a night out on the town.
Running seven nights a week, the cruis-
es depart at 7 p.m. for two hours. Check
out the bios, photos and full summer
www.ameliarivercruises.com Drink spe-
cials at Indigo Alley and Cate Karibo are
included with the cruise ticket purchase
(must show your ticket stub),This Is an
adult-oriented cruise. Call 261-9972 for
Taste of the Blues'
Free monthly concerts will be held
from 7:30-10 p.m. at Caf6 Karibo, 27 N
Third St., leading up to the Amelia
Island Blues Festival Sept. 16 and 17.
Preview concerts will be held July 14,
Aug. 18 and Sept. 8
For information visit www.ameliais-
Amelia Island Coffee
Amela Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St hosts a'music circle on Saturdays
from 7:30-10 p.m featuring great local
musicians Admission is free and all are
welcome Come enjoy dessert, coffee
Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St., live
music Friday and Saturday from 6-9
p.m. on the patio outside; live music
Sunday outside from 5-8 p m. Call
277-5269. Visit wwwcafekaribo.com.
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St.,
Chubby tonight. Claiborne Shepard July
2, Amy Hendrickson & The Prime
Directive July 3: The Connected
Houses July 4, and the Mighty Madvans
July 10 Visit Dog Star on Facebook.
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St.,
live music. Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead, 2045 South
Fletcher Ave karaoke Is now on
Sunday nights with Daddy "O" DJ.
Follow The Hammerhead on Facebook
at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
Horizons restaurant, 4828 First
Coast Hwy, in the Palmetto Walk
Shops, live music Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays. Call 321-2430. Visit
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton,
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre St., Gabe's
Jazz Jam the first Tuesday of every
month, other three Tuesdays, Acoustic
In the Round at 7 p.m.; second and third
Wednesday 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
Cafe, 19 S Third St. The dates are July
14, Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3.
O'Kane's Insh Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at
7:30 p.m ; wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment; dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m ; Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7:30-11:30 p.m ; the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8:30 p.m.-midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Call
261-1000. Visit www.okanes.com.
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St.,
a "Sexy Stars & Stripes Party" July 4 will
include a costume contest and patriotic
body painting from 9-11 p.m. Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email at
email@example.com to reserve
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., live entertainment every
night. Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's in the lounge
from 6-10 p m. tonight and 7-11 p.m.
July 2, shaggin' in the lounge Sundays
from 4-7 p.m.: Pill Pili in the tlki bar
Wednesday from 5:30-9.30 p.m.: live
music In the bar all weekend. Call 277-
6652. Visit www.slldersseaside.com.
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar. 3199
South Fletcher Ave ,Andy Haney
tonight; Gary Stewart July 2; Palmetto
Catz 1-5 p.m. and Gary Keniston 6-10
p m. July 3; DJ Roc noon-4 p.m. and
Reggie Lee 5 p.m.-late July 4: Stevie
"Fingers" July 5; DJ Roc July 6; Larry &
the Line Backers July 7; and Andy
Haney July 8. Call 261-5711.
Local artist announces exhibit at.Indigo Alley
An exhibit by native Fernandina designer." If it has a surface, he 9 to meet the-artist and see a live paint-
Beach ar tist Brian Barnard will hang at will fill it up with his distinctive ing performance hosted by Indigo Alley
"Indigo Alley Wine Bar and Seco e[ di earn-like paintings in spired by in conjunction with the Second
"Garden; 306 Centre St., Fernandina music His adventurous, prolific work' Saturday Aitrageous Artwalk.
Beach, July 5-Aug. 31. connects to a primal side of the human Indigo Alley regular hours,are 4
Barnard paints from his imagination. psyche; very organic and vibrant in p.m.-midnight, Tuesday-Saturday. For
He is a self-described "freelance, live color., more information call 261-7222 or visit
performance artist, painter, and quasi- Come to the opening reception July www.indigo-alley.c6m.
Cost is $100 per backyard Game: African American ing. This is a great take-along Theatre, 1014 Beech St.,
(amateur) team and $250 per Sports in Jacksonville, project using inexpensive presents "Dearly Departed,"
professionalteam. Enter a 1900-1975," featuring much materials; Class will be held at the hilarious comedy by David
best sauce and seafood cate- of the untold history of, the Island Art Association, 18 Bottrell and Jessie Jones.
gory for an additional $25. Jacksonville's African N. Second St., on July 16 When the patriarch of the
The cook's choice contest $25 American athletes who played from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $35, family keels over dead in the
to enter and the.winner takes sports locally and beyond dur- paid prior to class. Contact first scene, the struggle to get
all. To register'or for ihforma- ing the time of segregation. Lynette at 261-6810, 557- him buried involves the whole
tion visit www.gstailgate- For information call (904) 632- 1187 or firstname.lastname@example.org. dysfunctional Turpin clan,
oookoff.com. 5555 or visit www.ritzjack- including the not-so-grieving
sonville.org. The newly designated widow who wants to put
ART/GALLERIES ** and expanded Arts And "mean and surly" on the tomb-
One of the premier art Culture Nassau, formerly stone!
Ann Kemp has an exhibit doll makers, Akira Blount, is the Fernandina Beach Arts Performances are July 9,
of photographic images coming to Amelia Island to Council, will hold a 12, 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20 at
titled "Photosynthesis: teach her particular style of. Community Forum on July 7:30 p.m. and July 10 at 4:30
Seeing with my Heart, Mind doll making, sponsored by 23 on the FSCJ campus at p.m. Tickets are $12.50 and
and Soul" at the.Mclritosh Amelia Island Artists Work- the Betty P. Cook Nassau available at The .UPS Store in
Art Association in Darien, shop, July 11-15. Cost is Center, Room T-26, 76346 the Publix shopping center.
Ga., through Aug. 30. The $600. William Burgess Blvd. in Femandina Little Theatre is a
reception is July 7 from 5-7 Blount's work has been Yulee, from 10 a.m.-noon. small, intimate space and
p.hm at the Old Jail Art Center, collected all over the world, The forum, which is free patrons are advised to pur-
404 North Way in Darien. The she has been published more and open to the public, will.be chase tickets.in advance. Visit
public is invited. Visit than 30 times in magazines divided into two parts: (1) ameliaflt.org or email fit-
www.mcintoshartassociation.c and in several books and her Representatives from all of email@example.com.
6m. Call (912) 437-7711. work is in some very well Nassau County's arts organi- ***
*** known collections. The work- zations will discuss the cur- Amelia Community
Slightly off Centre shop is for all levels. Call rent status and future of the Theatre will hold its Annual
Gallery, 218 Ash St., Is host- Mikolean Longacre at 415- arts in the community; and (2) Meeting from 4-6 p.m. on
ing a-trunk sale of a small 3900 or Sandra Baker-Hinton Local videographer Emily July 10 at 207 Cedar St.
collection of Skifos'funky at Amelia SanJon Gallery at Jane Murry will lead an Members and prospective
designs, here for a limited 491-8040. "Introduction To Video members are invited to hear
time. The gallery is open 11 *...* Production Seminar," which about the new season and
a.m.-5 p.m. each day except Learn basic weaving will provide basic information enjoy refreshments and enter-
Wednesdays. Call 277-1147. techniques in a class taught on planning, shooting, and tainment. The afternoon also
** by Lynette Holmes, weaver editing video, includes the presentation of
The Ritz Theatre and and fiber artist. Students will the Volunteer of the Year
Museum, 829 N. Davis St., make a small loom from card- THEATRE Award and the election of the
announces its newest board and weave a mat, Board of Directors. For infor-
exhibit, "More Than a bookmark or small wall hang- Fernandina Little mation call 261-6749.
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JULY 4THContinuedfrom 1B
Complimenting the meats and fish are
chilled seafood, salads, sides and
desserts from the resort's acclaimed pas-
try department The annual fireworks
show begins at 9:15 p.m., accompanied
Tickets are $69 for adults and $25 for
children, ages 5-12 (inclusive). For infor-
mation and reservations, call 277-1100 or
The 43rd Annual Kiwanis
Independence Day Festival will be held
July 4 in downtown St. Marys, Ga., with
5K and 10K runs for youth and adults at 7
a.m.; a parade at 10 a.m.; more than 100
vendors; musical entertainment; water-
melon seed spitting contest and water-
melon eating contest for all ages; chil-
dren's rides and activities; and a
20-minute fireworks display on the St.
Marys River after dusk.
The St. Marys waterfront park and the
Tilden Norris Marsh Walk both offer
great views of the fireworks but for an on-
the-water experience, tickets for the
annual Kiwanis river cruise at 7 p.m. are
$20 and available at the St Marys
Convention & Visitors Bureau and the
Kingsland Convention & Visitors Bureau.
For information visit www.smkiwa-
nis.com or contact Kiwanis Club of St.
Marys president Jeremy Jacobs at
Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org or (91-2)
Join the city of Jacksonville for a fire-
works display over the downtown river-
front beginning at 9:45 p.m. July 4 and
lasting approximately 12 minutes, weath-
The fireworks can be viewed from
both the Northbank and Southbank of
the St. Johns River. Fireworks will be
launched from barges near The
Jacksonville Landing and the Hyatt
Jacksonville Regency Riverfront, respec-
tively. The show will be choreographed to
patriotic music, with audio on both banks.
Downtown city parking garages and
lots will open at 5 p.m. on July 4 and will
charge a $10 special event fee. Boaters
can dock on the Northbank, Southbank,
and the Metropolitan Park Marina in
areas not marked as closed, for a maxi-
mum of 72 hours, on a first-come, first-
served basis. For information contact the
City Dockmaster at (904) 630-0839 or
email@example.com. Jacksonville's S.S. Marine
Taxi (call (904) 733-7782 or visit
www.jaxwatertaxi.com) and Skyway (call
(904) 630-3110 or visit www.jtafla.com)
will also provide transportation services.
For information on the celebration call
(904) 630-3690, visit makeascenedown-
town.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The St. Johns River City Band returns
to The Cummer Gardens, 829 Riverside
Ave., Jacksonville, for an evening of jazz,
swing and patriotic music, dancing and
fireworks on the river on July 4 at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m. Guests may bring
blankets, chairs, food and alcoholic bev-
erages. Food and drinks will be available
for purchase from the TreeCup Caf6.
Advance tickets are $10. Tickets are $15
at the door. Rain or shine, no refunds.
Call (904) 355-0630.
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FRIDAY, July 1. 2011/News-Leader
Supplies needed for back to
The board of directors and officers of
the Coalition for the Reduction/Elimina- Free physical
tion of Ethnic Disparities in Health, or Free school physical will be given
CREED, is asking members of local on Aug 13 p om 9 a.m.2 p.ni at the
churches to assist in providing school Peck Center, 501 South loth St., spon-
supplies for this year's back to school scored by CREED, in partnership with
event on Aug. 13 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Nassau County Health
the Peck Center, 501 South 10th St. Department, Baptist Medical Center
CREED is a community based Nassau, Walmart Vision Center. the
organization whose mission is to cit, of Fernandina Beach Recre:,tion
raise awareness of risk factors for chron- Department and local churches
ic and infectious diseases, increase choo l supplies will be gien away
access to health screening, diagnostic while thev last.
services and promote lifestyle changes
that may reduce, the risks for these dis- _
During this event CREED will provide physical completed within one year is
school physical to students in kinder- acceptable if completed on a form com-
garten through 12th grade who are mak- parable to Florida's standardized School
ing their initial entry into a Florida Exam form (DH3040).
school.,For students transferring to a Needed supplies include:
Florida school from another state, a Wide rule notebook.paper and com-
YOUTHS OF THE MONTH
The Boys and Girls Clubs outstanding Youths of
the Month are Thainique Bailey of the Fernandina
Beach Club and Marcel van den Heever of the Miller
,Freedom Club in Nassauville.
Thainique is a credit to the BGC program and to
the Fernandina Beach Club. With a strong sense of
right and wrong and as.a faith-
ful church attendee, she
demonstrates an outstanding
willingness to help at the club,
in the community and with
At almost age 11, Thainique :
is one of four sisters, all mem- B
bers of the club, and does her '
best to look out for her
younger siblings as well as
help other club members. A Thainique
good student, she excels in sci-
ence and, after high school, is determined to attend
college. Capitalizing on her ability in basketball and
other sports, Thainique plans to earn an athletic
scholarship and so further her education. We feel
sure her attitude and abilities will carry her far.
Marcel is a young man in the sixth grade at
Fernandina Middle School
whose features are a sure indi-
cation of a Netherlands her-
itage even if you didn't know
his name. At age 11, he shows
a mature ability to lead by W
example and to initiate positive
Marcel volunteers to help f,.
other B&G Club.members, has ,
organized his own lawn serv- |
ice, volunteers at school to Marcel
clean up classrooms and
serves on the FBMS yearbook
staff. His dedication at the B&G Club is outstanding
where he is President of the Torch Club. Excelling in
science and art at school, Marcel intends to attend
Yale University after high school and aspires to a
career in technology.
The Miller Club applauds his accomplishments to
date and his future goals.
College rule notebook paper and
Pens and pencils
Community support last year
helped to ensure a successful event.
CREED and its partners were able to
provide physical, vision screenings and
school supplies to more than 120 chil-
Please take supplies to the Martin
Luther King Center. The contact
person is the Rev. John Coverdell or
Harry Hill. For more information contact
CREED, 464126 SR 200, Yulee, at 556-
3363 or email Executive Director Jennett
Wilson-Baker at. Jennett_baker@peo-
Callahan Middle School students were able to see first-hand the
many career and educational opportunities available in the area
at their annual career fair. The success of the fair was in direct
response to the efforts of committee chair Audrey Bright Irwin
(CMS gifted teacher) with assistance from Chris Arnold (CMS
teacher) and Marnie Huschak (CMS video production and lan-
guage arts teacher).
Bright Irwin and her gifted classes invited more than 40 repre-
sentatives from all facets of business, government, education
and charitable organizations. Each set up a display in the gym.
Students spoke with a minimum of two representatives and
asked: Why did you choose this line of work? What do you like
about your job? What courses of study are required to do your
job? How long have you had your job? What are some of your
duties? Is there anything you dislike about your job? Hag there
ever been a time when you didn't feel like going to work?
Callahan Middle School extends an enormous Rambler thank
you to all of the CMS families, Nassau County civic leaders,
dignitaries, the business community and everyone who partici-
pated in the annual fair.
The students in Mrs. Smiley's -
class at Emma Love Hardee
Elementary School ended the T,
school year by participating in
a learning activity about the
ocean. Students studied the
unit for an entire nine weeks
and also transformed the
classroom into an underwater
ocean adventure. Each student
received an award for success-
fully completing the unit.
Mrs. Smiley's future 6ceanog-
raphers include: Trinity
Hoblit, Kolbie Moren, Jamell
Watson, Phoenix Bridges,
Tykeem Kortekaas, Olen
Davis, Dera Williams, Samya
Harris, Nicholas Dostzan and
Zenobia Johnson. Not pictured
'is Dakota Mills.
food and nutrition volunteers
will teach kids about cook-
ing, table setting and man-
Registration is first come,
first served to the first 10
with completed registrations.
and payment. Cost is $35.
Travel around the world
4-H style at Cloverbud day
The YMCA summer day
camp, My Summer, My
Friends, My Adventure, is
designed to help kids of all
ages develop new skills, dis-
cover a new adventure and
make friends along the way.
.org/mcarthur to customize
your camper's experience
Free breakfast and lunch
included daily. Registration is
available on site or at the
McArthur Family YMCA,
1915 Citrona Drive,
Femandina Beach. Call 261-
Peck Head Start is now
enrolling children for the
2011-12 school year.
This educational pre-
school program is.free
to any eligible child who will
be 3 years old by Sept. 1,.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Children receive free
breakfast, lunch, a snack
and educational activities
and other services.
Families with children
: with special needs are
encouraged to apply. Call
,is offering a summer pro-
gram through Aug. 12 at
both locations- 112 S.
Third St., Fernandina
Beach and 464073 SR
200 in(Yulee for ages 3
Enjoy field trips, arts and
crafts, water play, picnics,
bowling, Putt-Putt, food and
more. Registration fee is
$15. Call 206-4170 in
Fernandina or 310-9730 in
Early Impressions also
has a free VPK program for
all four-year-olds, an after-
school program and full-time
openings for infants through
age four. Visit www.earlyim-
R ext iay ;. ....
The Red Crayon
will offer Color Camp,
Cartoon Camp, Camp
Fairytale, Creativity Camp
and Comedy Camp,
Tuesday-Friday this summer.
Visit Red Crayon on
Facebook.for dates and
times or email
call 556-2918. The Red
Crayon also is accepting
children for the 2011-12
The Amelia Arts
Academy, 516 South 10th
St., .has summer arts camps.
and teen workshops offering
high-quality performing and
visual arts education. No
sacademy.org, call 277-1225
- or email information@ameli-
At Discovery Summer
Camp, campers explore
their talents and creativity
through a variety of activities.
Call the office of Faith
Christian Academy at 321-
2137, or visit www.fcaan-
gels.com for a registration
Amelia Island Montessori
School Summer Camps
2011 include the following
July programs: Toddler (18
months-3 years), Primary
(ages 3-5), and Mommy &
Me (18 months-3 years).
Specialty camps include
Etiquette and Social Skills,
Itdlian, Sewing, Literature,
Cooking for Kids, Drama,
Backpacking 101 and
montessori.com or call 261-
Iron Chef Cooking
Camp will be held July 5-7
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for ages
11-18 at the Family
Education Center off Felmor
Road in Yulee.
Family and Consumer
Science Agent Meg
McAlpine and her master
Centers are registering for
fall VPK classes.
The fall program is held
at both schools and begins
Aug. 15. Both schools can
complete the registration
process. The VPK program
A summer camp is
offered at both schools. Call
SUMMER CAMPS & MORE
camp, July 12-14 at the
Nassau County Extension
Service in Callahan from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. daily. Pack a bag
lunch, snacks will be provid-
ed. The fee is $25.
For information visit nas-
sau.ifas.ufl.edu or call (904)
Miss Kate's Pre K will
offer Summer Camp for
ages 4-5 and free summer
VPK for children who did not
attend a VPK program dur-
ing the current school year, 8
a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-
Friday, through Aug. 12.
Camp children can attend
half-day or full day,
$45/week for half-day;
$65/week for full day.
Miss Kate's Pre K, 1303
Jasmine St., is registering for
the 2011-12 school year,
including preschool for 3-
year-olds and VPK for 4-
.year-olds and after-care until
Contact Miss Kate at mis-
New students who need
to register at Yulee High
School must meet with its
guidance counselors July
26-28 from 9 a.m.-noon.
After July.28, students may
register by appointment only.
Call 225-8641 for informa-
Amelia Island Parent
registering for 2011 summer
camps for ages 3-5. Full-
time is Monday-Friday, 9
Session 2 is July 11-July
22; and Session 3 is July 25-
Aug. 5. Cost is $175 per ses-
sion; each session has a dif-
from 9 a.m.-i p.m. Cost is
AIPC is registering for fall
2011 classes for 2- and 3-
attend Tuesday and
Thursday, 9:15 a.m.-12:'15.
p.m. for $125 a month.
Monday, Wednesdays and
p.m.; for $175 a month. Call
261-1161. or email
Kinderstudios is offering
performing arts summer
song and dance and the-
ater/drama games. Camps
are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and con-
clude with a theatrical per-
formance each Friday at.
First camp starts July 4
and the last one starts July
25. Three classes per
camp: ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-
12. Pick up registration
forms at the studio. Cost is
$150 per week or $500 for
all four weeks, with 20 per-
cent discount for siblings.
Lunch not provided. Call
Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History for
a journey starting in the year
1791 and making a final voy-
age to 1900.
Camp is July 11-15, 9
a.m.-noon for children enter-
ing third through fifth grades.
What would it be like to
live with the Timucuans?
Come to the Amelia Island
Museum of History to find
out July 18-20, 9-11 a.m.,
free of charge, for children
entering first and second
Contact Liz Norris at 261-
7378, ext. 100 or
The Nature Center at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation is offering a
nature camp July 18-22 for
ages 8-11, from 8:30 a.m.-4
p.m. Cost is $350/week or
$85/day, including lunch.
Step by Step
Step by Step Learning
Tops in French
Congratulations to the West Nassau High School National French Honorary Society graduating seniors 2011. These
students completed a minimum of two years of French with a 90 percent average and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
Front row are Katie Beall, liana Brown, Courtney Blackman, Kristen Grover, Rachel Hendrix, Christina Imler,
Deanna Kicklighter, McKenzie Murray, Marlana Harrison, Elizabeth Potts and Emily Sammons. Back row are Alison
Stewart, Josh Coburn,Tim Coker, William Delassus, Corey Detty, Josh Hall, Trevor Mead, Sophia Retchless, Harlee
Sova, Ross Walls and Shannon Dudzinski. Not pictured are Robert Gaynor, Sarah Goss, Tessa Hines and Victoria
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ment at $15.3979/hr. with benefits.
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equivalent supplemented by 3 years of
hands on experience in animal care In
shelter center environment and 2 years
direct public .customer service. Must
have valid drivers license. Applications
will be. accepted thru July 13, 2011 and
can be obtained. In- the Human Re-
sources Department located at 96135
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32097. Phone (904)491-7332 or fax
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Tues. 7/5 thru Sat. 7/9, 9am-? No
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YARD SALE Sat. 7/2, 8am-lpm.
Clothes, furniture, household items,
books, dolls,'& a lot more. 315 S. 5th
St., 3 blocks from old courthouse.'
GARAGE SALE Sat. 7/2, 8am-3pm.
705 S. Fletcher Ave. Antique Singer
Sewing 1897, steamer trunk, twin
brass bed, old guns, high-end art,
bicycles, table saw, scented candles,
YULEE YARD SALE Fri. 7/1, 9am-?
New children's shoes, summer clothes,
good stuff; AlA across from Yulee Post
MOVING SALE Nassau Lakes
Subdivision. 96524 Cayman Circle. Fri.
7/1 & Sat. 7/2 8am to noon. Patio
furniture, movies, games, PS2 with
games, keyboard, lots of toys, fax
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ONGOING INDOOR ESTATE SALE -
Sat. 7/2, 9am-? Cannot open till 9am.
Follow signs from Staples on 8th St.,
MOVING SALE Fri., 12pm-? & Sat.
8am-? 96681 Chester Rd. Refriger-
ator, freezer, (2) gas stoves, furniture,
kids toys, door -slabs, stucco mix,
everything must go.
2111 CAPTAIN KIDD DR. (F.B.) -
Sat. 7/2, 9am-?
DAILY 96334 Duval Rd. Info: 411-
8511 or 451-8588. Hand tools & air
tools, new boat trailer, 3HP 0/B motor,
2 small boats, 2 utility trailers, model
cars, 2 acoustic guitars, 1 electric
ESTATE SALE High end furniture,
art, decorative pcs from home in Long
Point. KS & dbl BR sets, leather sofas,
granite top cocktail table, 52" Sharp
flat screen & more! Go to Craigslist for
more'Info & pictures. 1337 Marian Dr.,
off Buccaneer Tr. Fri. & Sat, 9am-3pm.
FAMILY YARD SALE 4999 Parkway.
Lots of good stuff! Sat. 7/2, 7amn-lpm.
MOVING SALE Everything goes,
2106 Atlantic Ave. Starts Thurs., 6-
8pm, Fri & Sat., 8am-3pm. 6-pc full BR
group, antique (Ludwig) piano, elec.
range, water heater, TV, golf clubs,
antique stove, kitchen stuff, linens, old
Jewelry, 2 guitars.
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602 Articles for Sale
CARPET New 5000sf, commercial/
residential, dark gray. 50 per sq. ft.
Fraction of original price. Call (904)
STOP GNAT & MOSQUITO BITES! -
Buy Swamp Gator all natural insect
repellent. Family safe, use head to toe.
Available at the Home Depot.
S609 Appliances .
1993 VULCAN INDUSTRIAL GAS
STOVE Good working condition.
Thorough annual maintenance.
$1000/OBO. Call Greg I(904)277-7290.
610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice ma-
chiries, used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
to central & window AC's, refrigerators
& freezers. Kish's (904)225-9717.
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1995 17.2 KEY WEST SPORTSMAN 75
HP Mariner, aluminum trailer, very good
condition. $4,500. Call (904)410-6259.
1993 MAKO 181 FLATS 1993 Mer-
cury 115. New all aluminum/stainless.
steel trailer. Too many options to men-
tion. Runs great, clean. Boat has been
kept undercover since day one, by the
original owner. $6500. 491-9809
104 Recreation Vehicle
2005 MONACO DIP. 40'. 4 slides. No
pets. No smoke. 26,000 ml. 400 Cum.
Must see. $115,500. (386)672-8539.
802 Mobile Homes
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.
CALLAHAN NEW 3BR/2BA Double
wide and corner lot, approx. 1690 sqft.
incl. porch. Cent H&AC. City water,
sewer. $82,000 Neg. (276)768-9595
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S3423 S. Fletcher- Upstairs 2BR/I BA
Furnished $1200 a month + utili-
*1801 S. Fletcher, 2BR/IBA
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Small yet attractive beach cottage
with an ocean view. Avail, in July
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTH-
LY 2BR/ I BA Ocean-view. 487 S.
FletchenAcross the street from the
beach.All util, wi-fi,TV & phone.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $2,250/mo. lease
+ tax. Sale also considered.
*BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Land-
scaping Co. or Nursery. Office,
,Greenhouse, Shade houses with a
fenced, irrigated outside space for
plants. Excellent location with high
visibility. Call Curtiss for information.
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2BR/2U A New floors, new
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LAND FOR SALE 3.35 acres CR 121,
Hilliard. No well or septic, has culvert
with concrete apron. $45,000. Look,
Make offer. (276)768-9595
851 Roommate Wanted
FULLY FURNISHED ROOM Prefer
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disabled vet. Call Glenn for details
ADDITIONAL ROOMMATE WANTED
in 3BR/2BA house. $100 per week +
$100 deposit. All utilities included.
852 Mobile Homes
3BR/2BA DOUBLEWIDE on 4
acres, close to Yulee schools. $800/
mo. + $800 dep. Service animals only,
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE In a
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2006 JACOBSON 28X80 4BR/2BA &
landscaped acre in Fernandina Beach.
Lv. room, den, fireplace, large porches.
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RENT/BUY Yulee/17 & 108 close to
GA & Jax. Remodeled 3/2 DWMH, 1 ac.
Fenced yard. $750/mo. + dep. Owner
finance. Call for details 261-5034.
NICE 3BR SW $625/mo. Plush
carpet. ALSO 2BR $595. New paint &
flooring. Small pets only, Water
In Isle de Mal
on Amelia Island
Homesite 4- Model for Sale
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home has plantation shutters,
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porch. Just steps to community
pool & beach boardwalk Golf
Club mbrship avail.
S 1 #55253 $699.000
OCEAN PLACE LONG BEACH DRIVE
Owner says SELL NOWI Nice Lovely North Hampton home
oceanfront2nd floor2/21s fur. has oversized kitchen, huge
nished and ready to rent. Next master bedroom & a great
to Ritz Carlton. Rental history price. Nota shortsalel!
#51842 $576,000 #54814 $210.000
Vacation rental permit trans-
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& furnished 3/2 with huge
oceanfront deck. Wonderful
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FURNISHED HOMES -: ON ISLAND
* 2005 Beachwood Road (Amelia Island Plantation) FUR-
NISHED OR UNFURNISHED 3BR/3.5BA ,- Each bedroom
has its own bath, 9 miles of walking & bike trails, 2.5 miles of
beach. Gated community w/guard posted, ocean/lake views,
dock access, patio/deck and playground. Washer/Dryer, lawn
care, pest control & Association fees included. $2100
* 5021 Summer Beach Boulevard (Summer Beach Village)
2BR/2BA Fully furnished cottage in gated community. Close
to the Beach. Ceramic tile in living areas, carpeted bedrooms,
dining in living/great room, fireplace, vaulted ceilings, commu-
nity pool, water softener and irrigation,. 1-car garage. $1400
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES -. ON ISLAND
* 95146 Springtide Lane (River Place at Summer Beach) -
BR/4BA'- Luxurious riverfront townhouse. Full master bath,
dining intifamily room, eat-in kitchen & breakfast room with
bar/inook, closet pantry, two ovens, microwave, separate laun-
dry room with stacked washer/dryer, ceramic tile and hard-
wood floors, wood shutters and screens, fireplace, vaulted ceil-
ings, wet bar, elevator, alarm system, cable/satellite rpady,
storm shutters, covered patio/deck, gated community, barbecue
grills and 2-car garage. Available August 1st $2100
* 18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 5BR A/V2 half BA'
Custom built home overlooking thie marsh and Amelia River. Pool,
outdoor fireplace, patio living area, boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car
garage. Professional kitchen, granite countertops, two laundry
.rooms. Master suite oti main level. Three BR suites.plus recreation
room & study upstairs. Private in-law site. Call for pricing.
* 95210. Woodberry Lane (The Preserve at Summer Beach) -:
Walking distance to the beach; just north of the Ritz Carlton -
4BR/4BA Large Master Bathroom with garden tub and shower.
Second bedroom has own bath; 3rd bathroom for guests and bed-
room. 4th bathroom in bonus room, mother-in-law suite or office
with plenty of storage room. Gated neighborhood with commu-
nity pool. Fireplace in family room open to kitchen. Living room
and dining room. 2-car garage, screened porch overlooks lake.
Sprinkler system. Washer/Oryer on second level. $1900
BUSINESS IS GOOD! If you are inter
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SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND
*.86422 Meadowwood Drive (Meadowfield Subdivision) -
4BR/2BA Very large kitchen with closet pantry; kitchen open
to family/great room; master shower with separate tub, spa-
cious master bedroom, separate room with washer/dryer hook-
ups, carpet & vinyl floorings and wood shutters. $1300
Available July 1st.
96671 Arrigo Blvd (Beachway Subdivision) 3BR/2BA -
Very spacious located off Highway 200 (AIA). Walking distance
to Super Wal-Mart Master bath has garden tub and walk-in.
shower. GWest bath has tub and.shower. Efficient split floor
plan, vaulted ceilings and irrigation system. Large wooden fenced-
in backyard. Two-car garage. $1250. Available July 1st.
3165 First Avenue (Sea Castles Condominiums) 3BR/
2.SBA Wood frame Townhouse 2.5 Master baths, dining hi
living/great room, carpet & ceramic, tile, water softener, com-
munity pool, 2-car garage. Association fees included. $1195
31217 Paradise Commons, Unit #823 (Amelia Lakes) -
2BR/2BA Two Master Baths, eat-in kitchen, kitchen island,
wood fireplace, community pool, tennis courts, exercise room,
barbecue grills in common areas, gated community, clubhouse
and.playground. Washer/Dryer, lawn care, pest control, trash
& Association fees are included in rent. $900
Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space,. 4,500 sq,ft. will
divide and build to tenant's specs
Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building,
Sadler Road Commercial Building 625 sf building on 1 acre
rested in renting your property contact our
property managers 904-277-6597
* Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603 Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 -
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* Barringlon Lol $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Deep Water Lot, Capl Point. $354,000 #52647 -
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Amelia Island, FL
Surfside Properties, Inc. w'ww.ameliasurfside.com
535 Ocean Ave. Duplex on the beach! Spanish Oaks, 3/2 well maintained
Upstairs 2 BR/2 BA, downstairs 2 BR/1 home. Fenced yard, 2 car garage.
BA. Also has free standing cottage with $165,000 MLS#54335
duplex. $850,000 MLS#53528
86204 Hayley Place PRIVACY with this 1809 Lewis St, Large building close
2/2 2090 sq ft. home on 1.67 acres with a to the ocean on American Beach.
large block barn. $89,900 MLS# 54642. $500,000 MLS#52494
338/40 TARPON AVE., 338/40 Tarpon 536 N. Fletcher Duplex Upstairs, 2
Ave., 5 Plex at Main Beach, can be sold BR/2 BA, downstairs 2 BR/2 BA Ocean
separately $499,900 MLS#51366 views. $400,000 MLS#53529
Let us professionally manage your property for you!
2168 Natures Gate Court 3BR/2BA, with screened
in back porch, 2 car garage on great lot $1,450/mo
1103 Date Street 2BR/1BA $600/mo
463313 SR 200 2BR/1BA $600/mo
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1 854 Rooms
ROOM READY FOR RENT across
from beach. $500/mo. Includes cable &
utilities & extras. Call (904)566-6691.
1BR LR, bath, dining/kitchen. Carpet,
elect, water, garbage, W/D, cable TV all
furnsihed. In Nassauville. 6 mo. lease.
$500/mo.+$300 dep. 277-3819
AT BEACH 1BR $225/wk + dep.
Utils incl. Also, 2 & 3BR SWMH in park,
clean, remodeled. Starting $165/wk,
$660/mo + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034
BEAUTIFUL, FULLY FURNISHED
2BR/2BA APT. in historic downtown
Femrnandina Beach, for rent. Available
immediately. Utilities incl. 491-1774
$395/MO. RENTS YOU Large Studio
Apt in Folkston. Utilities Free + No
Deposit! Can rent Weekly too! Park
setting! Really Sharp! Call Robert
Affordable Apartments For Rent
$560-$747. POST OAK APARTMENTS
has 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for
rent. Post Oak is a quaint and cozy
community close to Historic Fernandina
Beach, shopping, area schools, and
miles of beautiful beaches! Equal Opp-
ortunity Housing Complex and Handi-
cap Accessible. Call today 277-7817.
Fourth of July
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Fourth of July holiday,
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be closed on Monday,
July 4th. The deadline
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Wednesday, July 6th
edition will be Friday,
July 1st at 5pm.
OCEANSIDE 2BR/1BA, Main Beach
area. $900/mo. + utilities. Condo -
2BR, $800/mo. Call (847)867-3163.
SADLER RD. Amelia Landings.
2BR/2BA upgraded unit, screened
porch, 2nd floor. .$900. Garbage, sewer
& water included. (904)277-0006
SUMMER BEACH VILLAGE 2BR/
2.5BA Upgraded oceanside townhouse.
Access to beach club, tennis court &
pools. Long Term $1500/mo + util.
Water/sewer incl. (904)491-4904
STONEY CREEK 3BR/2BA town-
house. W/D, garage, pool, screened
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Amelia Walk 3BR/3BA, office/sitting
area, formal LR & DR, open floor plan,
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on property. $1900/mo. Please call
3BR/1BA HOUSE $900/mo. + dep.
+ utilities. Fenced yard/small pet ok.
Call (904)277-5606; after Spm Iv msg.
Available Aug. 1st.
CHARMING, RENOVATED 2BR/1BA
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All appliances plus washer & dryer Nise
screened porch, yard, & private
parking. $1100/mo. 524 S. 7th St. Call
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$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.
KEYS, MARATHON AREA 2/2 on
deep water canal. $950/wk + tax.
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
TWO-ROOM OFFICE SUITE above
Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-1500s( 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
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1000sf next to Red Otter. Excellent
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painted. $14 PSF. (904)583-2779.
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8001F WAREHOUSE with 12x12 roll
up duor, plus personnel door. 2424
Lynndale Road. Call Jim Deal at 261-
6230 or cell 415-0423.
2003 TOYOTA ECHO 2 dr. 115,000
miles, serviced every 3,000 miles.
$4,850. Call 206-0410 to see.
1984 MERCEDES 380 SL ROADSTER
- 90K miles. V-8 Engine. Automatic
transmission. Power Steering. Power
disc. brakes. New soft top &
upholstery. Hard top. Gold. $11,500.
TOYOTA COROLLA S 2010. 8,700
miles. Like new. $16,990. (912)433-
2008 YAMAHA SILVERADO 1100CC
CRUISER Less than 2000 miles,
cobra pipes, saddle bags & windshield.
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95330 Spinaker 3792 sf, ,' r i -f ,. r:... .... .,, view home located
in the exclusive Amelia Island community of Summer Beach. Grand two
story living room with fireplace, . ..* h i ., .......
kitchen with high end appliances. M ... .. ii .. .... .
facing lithe occan. Master bath feature separate vanities, large shower and
ovesized ierted.ub, Communit y Pool. Available fully furnished, On Island.
96094 Marsh Lake Drive- 2301 ,s 3BR/2BA Marsh Lakes home with tile
and wood flooring throughout. Professionally designed and maintained koi
wiluer garden in backyard overlooking ihc marih. Screened and lill back
porch. Master suire wirth attached sirting/office space. All laswn care included!
Pets ok. Off island. $1,795o/mo.
3409 Sea Marsh Road- 1710 sf. 3BR/2BA Fiddlers Road condo os gated
Omni Amelia Island Plantraion. Marsh views from many rooms, Fireplace in
living room. Great deck and balcony areas. Pets ok. On Island $1,6001mo.
1520 Amelia Circle --2378 s. 41R/31BA singlc fimiy home just Noath of
Atlantic AvenueC. Foimnal Ii'ving Diniig Rooms plus a Ien with replace,
Large deck that's great for entertaining. No pets. On Wand. $1,500/11o,
3050 Robert Oliver Avenue 1820 s., .BR/2BA Island home on an extra
large corner lor. Great Roonm with a fireplace, large cat in kitchen and patio.
lPers ok. On Isl;id. $1,500/mia.
85466 Sagaponack Drive 2202 sf. 4BR/2BA home in sought after North
Hampton subdivision. Kitchen haus center islmid and .itainls .i pppliancies
ovcilooking large faunily room. Separate lR aind [)l Work center located
between l}uesr bedrooms. Master suire his separiie rnlb nd shower, Cablle,
intcner andsecurity inciludkd. Peis ok, Ofllanil. $1,450/mo).
1613 Park 1628 f. 3BR/2.5BA filly furnished Amelia Park townhouse
with separate living and family roors. Plus car in kitchen with cancer islaiid.
irOge private landscaped courtyard leading to the 2 car garage. No pets. On
2119 Beach Wood -- 1210 s. 2BR/2BA Ormni Amdia Island Plantation
condo located just one block from the beach! O fered completely trnishied
and ready to go. No pectI. On Isld. $1,450/nmo.
2331'-A 1st Aeu- 37 3/2BA Avenue- 137 3BR/2BA Fics Avenue duplex located axshort
walk to the beach. Fenacd backyard and one-cir gaiage. Wvslier aid dryer
inouded. Oflered fidly li'inished. Pets ok. On island. l ,350/ma.
77138 Cobblestone Drive 1862 sf 3BR/2BA pond side home in Tinmber
Creek. I.arge eat-in kitchen wish lots of cabinets and Center Iland. Separate
shower and soaking rub in Master Suite, d Fimily roimn is wired for surround
sound, l.Large pnio out back for grc. t entertaining. Pets ok. Off Island.
96275 Piedmont Dr- 1452 sf. .iBR/2BA in the Lofton Pointe. Looks like
new with tile throughout living area. Open, eat-in kitchen. Large sun
room on back with A/C and heat overlooking fully fenced and well
landscaped yard. Separate cub and shower in master. Washer & dryer plus
irrigation and water softener. Pets ok. Off island. $1,200/mo.
1836 Perimeter Park 1300 sf. 2BR/2BA second floor Amelia Park
town house. Separate living and dining rooms plus brcakist nook in
kitchen. W'asrher & Dryer, One car garage. Pets ok. On Island.
23700 Arrigo Boulevard 1921 sf. 3BR/2BA split floor plan with
cenrrally located kitchen overlooking large family room. Separate Living
Off Island. $1,200/to.
2651 Delorean Streetr 1380 sf. 3BR/2BA home with kitchen
ovaxlooking Fi ptlace in Ihe l:Ily room. Generous miasitr suite. Tvwo .ca
garage. Very close to Fernanadina schools. Pets ok. On Island. $1,175/mo.
86222 Evergreen Place 1590 sf. 3BRJ2BA split floor plan Iorne in
Hickory Village. Bright and open with fireplace in the.family room.
Breakfast nook kitchen. Two car garage. Irrigation system. Pets ok. Off
2343 Cashen Wood Drive 14 16 sf. 3BRI1/2BA Fernandina horImne in ithe
Cashilen Wood ntighborhoodL, Irge kichien overlooking Family room
with i'reakfast nook. Master suite with private bath. Convenient location
to alm-st everything Island life has to offer, Pers ok. On Island.
31135 Paradise Commons #625 1148 sf. 2BR/2BA delhxe 2nd floor
plan at Amelia Lakes. Perfect for roominmais! Each bedroom has its. own
bardruom. Vaulted ceilings and fireplace plus views of the lake. Pets ok.
Off Island,. 900/mo.
31010 Paradise Commons #412 1143 sf .2BR12BA ground floor unit
in Amelia lIke. Large bedroom ul widh ceiling fans. Kitchen overlooking
living room. Screen porch with stora ,g Closhe ro pool and workout
center. Pets ok. Offi sland, $900/rno.
939 N. Fletcher -- 816 sf. 2BR/IBA just yards away from the beach! Pets
ok. On Island. $750/mo.
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S Hear the ocean from this
home in Pirates Bav! 3/2.
screened porch backs to
Preservation area. Neat
house, great price!
Leigh Anderson, GRI
1726 NORTH FLETCHER
GORGEOUS OCEAN FRONT 5 BEDROOM, 4 BATH HOME ON NORTH TIP OF AMELIA ISLAND, NEXT TO
STATE PARK. VERY SECLUOEO. DOUBLE MASTER SUITES WITH LARGE ROMAN TUBS. SHOWERS AND
WET BARS W/REFRIG. IN EACH SUITE! LARGE OPEN GRCHEAT ROOM OVERLOOKING THE OCEANi! A
WONDERFUL RETREAT AND A MUST SEE! $100,000 CASH WILL BE OFFERED TO THE BUYER FOR
RENOVATION/UPDATE PURPOSES UPON CLOSING! OTHERWISE THE PROPERTY WILL BE OFFERED ON AN
AS-IS BASIS WITH HOME WARRANTY INCLUDED! BRING ALL OFFERS THE SELLER IS WILLING TO
NEGOTIATE.S 1995,000 MLS#49436
Leigh Anderson. GRI
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86017 MEADOWRIDGE COURT
IBeaulilully Landscaped Corner Lot in Sought After Meadowlield Blulls! Quiiiel Neighborhood. off the bealen
palh, close to Schools and Shopping. This 4 bedroom, 2 Baths, Large Eal-in Kilchen thal opens to Ihe
IFamily Room and adjacent computer desk wilh cutoul overlooking kilchen. Large Dining Room/Living
Room wilh Palladium Window. Lois ol Light wilh Screen Enclosed 18 in. Tiled Patio overlooking very lush
private backyard! Just 10 minutes Io Maelia Island, 15 minutiles Io Ihe beach. Easycommule Io Jacksonville.
Home wairanly included. A rare find perfectly maintained priced to sell! $295,000 MLS#54884
Leigh Anderson, GRI
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2103 CEDAR STREET
Perlectly Mainlained 3 bedroom, 2 bath Home on Amelia Island wilh LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
1/2 Mi. from Fl. Clinch, 1/2 Mi. Irom Hisltoric Oislricl, 1/2 Mi. from Beach, within walking distance Ito
Egans creek, close to schools and shopping! The Garden is lovely wilh Hammock and ouldoor shower. The
home is secluded Irom busy streets, lucked away among gorgeous Oak Irees. Soil Designer colors on ine-
rior and exterior ol home. Home Warranty Included. Furnishings negotiable jusl walk righl in and make
yourself al home! This home will not lasI long, truly a lurn key home. S189,000 MLS#50432
E Leigh Anderson, GRI A
842 LAURA STREET
Secluded 2 bedroom/1 bath. Beach Collage nexl Io Fort Clinch Slate Park and a low blocks from Ocean !
Elevation is higher lhan surrounding areas, 20 Fl. above Sea Level. Swim Spa in house with Jacuzzi and
for swimming laps. Landscaping in backyard clean and crisp with wonderful statuary. Remodeled in 2008!
New Bathroom wilh Kohler fixtures, new Hallway wilh 2 bedrooms added. New A/C, Waler Heater. Water
Sollener and Washer/Dryer in 2008. Automalic Sprinkler system covers Iront and back yard. Home lur-
nishings and yard slaluary negotiable. This is the Perlect Beach Gelaway! $285.000 MLS#55175
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* Sparkling Pool
* Tennis Courts
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*20 minutes to Jacksonville
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