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Stacy Johnson won't run again

News Leader
Nassau County Commissioner
Stacy Johnson announced Wednesday
she will not seek reelection next year.
The surprise announcement 16
months before the end of her term
came during a regular commission
meeting. Her fellow commissioners
acknowledged her decision with
"I felt the earlier I got it out there
the better," Johnson said after the

"I wanted to get
out on a positive
1 0: Johnson was fac-
.. ing an election chal-
Slenge from lumber
company owner Pat
', Edwards, perhaps
among others, but
Johnson she said that was
not a primary factor
in her decision.
'This is a positive thing, not a polit-
ical thing," she said.
She did say it would be difficult

to run a campaign next year given
her other obligations, including an
expected term as chair of the Nassau
County Economic Development
Board (she's now vice chair and
would ascend in November) and her
representation of Nassau County on
the board of directors of the Florida
Association of Counties.
"I feel it would be a disservice to
the citizens I represent to take on the
additional demands and rigors of a
campaign at this time," Johnson said
in a statement she read during the
board meeting.

Johnson, 37, also noted her family
obligations in her prepared statement.
"This is an exciting time in the jour-
ney of my life and the next three years
will see two of my 'babies' offto col-
lege. As a single mother, my children
are my priority Ii .,d I i 1 i, with them
is more treasured than ever," she
"I ran with the promise of serving
Nassau County with leadership, vision
and passion and will continue to do so
while providing representation and
JOHNSON Continued on 3A

U.S. Coast Guard Chief Michael Halliiiari, above left, a native of Hilliard, is chief engineer aboard the 87-foot U.S. Coast Guard Cutter
Dolphin, docked at the city marina Tuesday, above right. Marijuana leaves struck through with a red X indicate the Dolphin has had four
successful drug interdictions, below. The fish figure shows a successful fisheries violation case. Hallman, a 1998 graduate of Hilliard
Middle Senior High School, invited former principal Dale Braddock aboard, bottom.

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For Hallman, it was a chance to
r he U.S. Coast Guard visit his old stomping grounds for
Cutter Dolphin was slat- the first time in 10 years. "I'm
Sed to stop in Mayport on reliving the days when I was
Monday following a mis- younger," he said via a cell phone
sion to Charleston, S.C., but call from the beach, adding he was
.. Chief Michael Hallman had other glad to be able to biting some busi-
plans. ness to the town and to introduce
"I was able to convince the cap- the crew to his favorite haunts on
tain, 'Let's pull into Fernandina!'" Centre Street before they set out
said the Hilliard native, noting the for their home port of Miami early
crew was frankly skeptical there Tuesday.
would be anything of interest here. "If you put a good maritime spot
He persisted, however, and soon here, then the Coast Guard would
__tie up here. I would rather dock
h ere than in Maypor.t," Hallman
So. said, citing the friendly marina staff
and pleasant surroundings as a big,
draw over other ports. -
The 87-foot Dolphin, whose
mission is homeland security,
Maritime law enforcement and
S search and rescue, has four suc-
cessful drug interdictions to its
*'' ~ name, the last one in June 2010
.^^"p off the coast of Bimini in the
S/Bahamas, when it seized 300
pounds of marijuana.
Hallman said the crew spends
much of its time repatriating
migrant they intercept trying to
land illegally in the U.S., some
from as far away as Sri Lanka and
"Other people dodge bullets in
Iraq and Alghanistan," he noted,
'but when you tell people that have
'7 endured perilous journeys on
P. treacherous seas that they cannot
come to your country, that also can
turn into a dangerous situation
very quickly.
Hallman, a 1998 graduate of
Hilliard Middle Senior High
School, has been serving with the
U.S. Coast.Guard for 13 years and
is chief engineer aboard the -
Dolphin, which is named for its
S . -. sponsor, the Miami Dolphins foot-
ball team.
'' -"I'm in charge of keeping her
running," he said. "Not too bad for
a boy from Hilliard."
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A newly formed Beach Parking
Advisory Group met last week to dis-
cuss once again the possibility of
paid parking within the city.
Unpopular with many residents in
the past, the issue was revisited during
a recent city budget workshop as a
means to pay for maintaining city
beaches and to help cover an antici-
pated budget shortfall of up to $2 mil-
Commissioners were obliged by
residents' protest to take the issue out
of the budget in 2009. In 2010 it was
reexamined but again put aside.
Earlier this year, at a strategic planning
meeting, commissioners conceded
once again that paid parking should
not come up for discussion.
But it was on the table again at last
week's meeting of the ad hoc parking
advisory committee, chosen by City
Manager Michael Czymbor, that
includes Commissioner Arlene. Filkoff,
Police Chief Jim Hurley, Police Capt.
Mark Foxworth, City Engineer Glenn
Semanisin, Fleet Maintenance
Superintendent Jeremiah Glisson,
Purchasing Agent Deni Murray,
Interim' Fire Chief Jason
Higginbotham and resident Dave Lott.
Czymbor advised the committee
that the city maintains the beaches at
considerable cost and that their con-
struction maintenance will eventual-
PARKING Continued on 3A

City OKs



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City commissioners approved
Tuesday an ordinance allowing a local
couple to operate an open-air "farm-
ers' market" in a vacant i i i1,, own at
th& intersection of South 14th and lime
The ordinance supports an amend-
ment in the Land Development Code
that would allow "outside sales" in the
entire C-1 zone, where the vacant lot is
located. Commissioners asked for an
added caveat to the amendment that
any tents used in the operation main-
tain a "neat and clean appearance."
Elizabeth Harrelson-Iee and Joseph
Lee, who also own a local chiropractic
business, asked for the change in the
Land Development Code so i-:, can
operate a "community marketplace"
on a 0.65-acre lot they own in front of
the 8 Flags Shopping Center. The Iees
have leased the grassy area in recent
years for seasonal sales of pumpkins
and Christmas trees. -
"Our goal is to seek local support
and operate a successful marketplace
that will contribute to the life of our
community," the Lees wrote in a state-
ment. "We also want to make locally
grown produce available, as well as
native plants. We want to continue to
support the 'Buy Smart, Buy I*ocal'
concept to have a positive impact on
our community and help small busi-
Theirs would be a daily market.
The downtown farmers' market oper-
ates only on Saturdays now.
Mayor Susan Steger said at the
meeting that she was concern ed about
portable toilets being set up in the lot,
and also about vendor tents being left
up overnight.
"This is going to be permanent, all
year long," Steger said.
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FRIDAY. JULY 22.2011 NEWS News-Leader


Ernest Linwood Beaton Jr.
Ernest Linwood .(Buster) Beaton, Jr. passed
away peacefully July 15, 2011 at his home sur-
rounded by his family.
He was born September 6, 1928 in Ocala, FL
and spent his childhood in Waycross, GA. Mr.
Beaton was the son of the late
Ernest Linwood Sr. and Olive
Barron Beaton ofWaycross, GA.
S He attended public schools in
I' ? Waycross, graduated from
SFishburne Military Academy in
SWaynesboro, VA and attended
The Citadel in Charleston, SC on
a football scholarship. Mr. Beaton spent 4 years
in the United States Navy and served on the
USS Coral Sea during the Korean War.
As a youth and young man, Mr. Beaton was
active in the Episcopal Church both in Waycross
and Jacksonville, FL. He was a charter member
and treasurer of Holy Trinity Independent Bible
Church in Jacksonville for 34 years and most
recently attended Freedom Baptist Church in
Waycross. Throughout his life Mr. Beaton has
been a defender of the faith and staunch advocate
of the King James Bible.
In his professional life Mr. Beaton was a sales
representative with several large companies and
finally with Diamond Tool and Horseshoe
Company, retiring after 23 years. He was recog-
nized often for his outstanding achievements
and ability to establish long lasting business rela-
tionships characterized by integrity. Along with
his wife, Marilyn, he owned and operated
SBeaton's Book and Vitamin Shoppe in Callahan,
FL for 25 years where he enjoyed sharing the
Gospel of his Lord Jesus Christ with customers
and friends. He was a Duval County resident for
57 years and enjoyed the rural lifestyle of the
Thomas Creek Community on the Northwest
side of Jacksonville where he and Marilyn lived
for 41 years.
Mr. Beaton will be remembered by family
and friends as the epitome of a southern gen-
tleman who loved his Savior, country and fami-
He is-survived by his loving wife of 57 years,
Marilyn Titus Beaton, brother James "Jimmy"
Beaton (Linda), son Ernest, "Buster" Linwood
Beaton, III (Kim), daughter Kathryn Beaton
Jacobsen (Michael), all of Fernandina Beach,
,.FL, and grandsons Ernest "Chip" L Beaton IV
(Theresa), Matthew Ryan Beaton, James
Jonathan Beaton, Michael Lawrence Jacobsen, Jr.
and Micah Linwood Jacobsen.
SMr. Beaton is predeceased by his grand-
daughter Micayla Lyn Jacobsen and his daugh-
ter-in-law Judith Bruce Beaton.
A Memorial Service celebrating his life was
held Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Freedom Baptist
:Church, Waycross, GA, followed by graveside
Services at 2:30 at Greenlawn Cemetery at 5000
Brunswick Highway, Waycross, GA.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memo-
rial donations be made to Community Hospicq
Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.
SCondolences may be expressed by signing the
guest book at www.nassaufh.com.
Nassau Funeral Home

Morris E. Dixon Jr.
Morris Elliott "Wickerbill" Dixon, Jr., 39, of
Yulee, FL died Tuesday night, July 19, 2011 at
Baptist Medical Center-Nassau after a sudden ill-
He was born in Ware County and lived here
all of his life until he moved to Yulee in 2005. Mr.
Dixon worked with Air Gas as a Cryo Technician
and on the Special Hazmat Team.
He was a member of Kettle Creek
Congregational Methodist Church and the
Blount's Branch Hunting Club in Yulee. He loved
hunting, fishing, GA football and NASCAR
He was preceded in death by his maternal
grandfather, Alvin C. Carter, and his paternal
grandmother, Ruth C. Cannon.
Survivors include.his wife, Brenda Price
Dixon, Yulee; step-daughter, Jennifer Price,
Valdosta; his mother, Judy Carter Dixon,
Waycross'; his father, Morris E. Dixon, Sr. (wife
Delores), Waycross; one sister, Elaine Simmons
(husband Terry), Waycross; grandmother, Mrs.
Alvin C. Carter (Vonice), Waycross; two special
nephews, John David Day, Jr. and Tyler
Simmons; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service will be held Saturday morn-

ing at 11 am at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial will follow in Piney Grove
The family will receive friends this evening
from 6 8 pm at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed online at
Miles-Odum Funeral HornWaycross. Ga.

anis L.Thissen
Mrs. Janis L. Thissen, age 71, of Jacksonville,
FL passed away on Monday evening, July 18,
2011 at Shands Community Hospice in
Born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, she was one of
two children born to the late Raymond and Agnes
Sharpe Messner.
Mrs. Thissen had worked in the Banking
Industry as a Teller for many years. She retired
from the First National Bank of Waverly, Ohio.
After retiring in the late 1990s, she and her hus-
band remained in Chillicothe until moving to
Florida in 2004. Mrs. Thissen was a member of
the Lorraine Chapter No. 1, Order of the Eastern
Star, Columbus, Ohio and had been a longtime
member of the Lutheran Church. She enjoyed
reading, sewing and her participation as a choir
member in her church.
Preceding her in death is her brother, James
Boyd Messner.
Mrs. Thissen leaves behind, her husband of
50 years, William J. "Bill" Thissen, III,.
Jacksonville, FL, their children, William J.
Thissep, IV (Tera), London, OH, Patricia Lynn
Marotz (Edwin), Yulee, FL, Robert Alan Thissen
0aney), Granville, OH, Pamela Lynn Armstrong
(Greg), Jeffersonville, IN and ten grandchildren,
Billy & Brittany Thissen, Meghan & Klye Marotz,
Kaitlyri, Zachary & Charlie Thissen, Rachel,
Erika & Alana Armstrong.
Funeral services will be at a later date in
Urbana, OH as.she is laid to rest in the family sec-
tion of Oak Dale Cemetery.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors

Robert Justin Williams
Mr. Robert Justin Williams, age 30, of
Fernandina Beach, passed.away on Monday,
July 18, 2011 at his residence.
Born in Fernandina Beach, he was the son of
Robert Michael Williams and Constance Fletcher
Allen. A lifelong resident of
Fernandina Beach, Mr. Williams
had attended Fernandina Beach
High School. He had worked in
the Food & Beverage Industry
and most recently as a Bartender
at The Ritz-Carlton Resort.
His family recalls his love of
the beach,.fishing, being out of doors, the Florida
Gators, the Miami Dolphins, playing Fantasy
Football and video games. He had attended the
Lutheran Church.
Mr. Williams leaves behind, a son, Gavan
Peterson, Manitowac, WI, a daughter, Haylie
May Wilson, Fernandina Beach, FL, his father,
Robert Michael Williams & Stacy Stepanovich,
.-St.-Marks, FL, his mother, Constance "'C.C."
Allen and stepfather, Phillip Allen, Fernandina
Beach, FL,a brother, Phillip Michael "PJ." Allen,
Jr., PonteVedra Beach, FL, two sisters, Amanda
Gail Williams, Fernandina Beach, FL, Suzanne
Williams, Ashville, NC, and two nephews, Samuel
Zane Tinney and Ethan Michael Williams.
His family will receive friends and a viewing
will be available from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm on
Saturday at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home,
Fernandina Beach.
A Memorial Celebration ofJustin's life will fol-
low at 1:30 pm on Saturday, July 23, 2011, in the
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard. There will be an
opportunity for friends and family to share their
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
S Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors


Mr. Paul A. Murphy, 74, formerly of
Folkston, Ga., died on Thursday, July 14, 2011.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday,
July 24 at Pleasant View Baptist Church,
Woodbine, Ga.
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Ministry seeks to feed kids away from school

Elevate, the women's min-
istry at The Journey Church, is
partnering with Blessings in a
Backpack, an organization with
headquarters in Louisville, Ky.,
that feeds children in need.



For many children, their
only opportunity for a meal is
'their school breakfast and'
lunch. When at home on the
weekend, they may have no one
to prepare their meals, while

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some;find the.pantry bare.
With the assistance of this
program, Elevate will send
,home ready to eat, or easy to
prepare;foods and snacks each
weekend during the school
Elevate is adopting South-
side Elementary in Fernandina
Beach, where there are approx-
imately 340 students who qual-
ify for the program. For $80,
donors can feed a child for the
entire school year. Only $80 per
child is due at this time, but the
ministry is asking for a 3-year
commitment to ensure the pro-
gram will continue.
Visit www.blessingsin-
abackpack.org to sponsor a
child, and specify Southside
Elementary as the account.




Wolfson launches

asthma website

continued commitment to
helping children and families
successfully manage asthma,
the Community Asthma
Partnership at Wolfson
(CAPW) has launched a
comprehensive website,
rg. The site was developed
as the "go-to" resource for
children and families affect-
ed by asthma in Northeast
Florida and beyond.
More children live with
asthma today than ever
before. Estimates show that
more than 60,000 people live
with asthma in the greater
Jacksonville area, and many
are children whose families
are unaware they have the
disease. Asthma is the lead-
ing reason children miss
school and the top cause of
hospitalization for children in
Northeast Florida, experts
say. A recent report by the
Duval County Health
Department found that
Jacksonville had 24 percent
more asthma-related emer-
gency room visits than the
state average.
"Asthma causes repeated
episodes of breathing diffi-
culty, coughing and wheez-
ing. For children with a
chronic cough, an asthma'
diagnosis may be missed or
mis-diagnosed as bronchitis
or recurrent pneumonia,"
explained David Schaeffer,
MD, medical director of
CAPW and chief of pediatric
pulmonology at Nemours
Children's Clinic. "It is
important that families part-
ner with their primary doc-
tor to manage their child's
asthma: This includes using
written treatment plans at
home and school, and learn-
ing to avoid allergy and other
triggers of asthma symptoms
and attacks."
To combat this epidemic,
CAPW offers practical
resources and tools that can
be implemented in a variety

.of places,
21t health
care set-
churches and homes.
'The consequences of
mismanaged or unmanaged
asthma are severe for fami-
lies and our community,"
said Lynn Sherman, director
of community health at
Baptist Health. "Missed
school days spell lower aca-
demic performance, missed
work days mean loss of pro-
ductivity.and profits for
employers, and repeat emer-
gency room visits exhaust
health care costs and person-
nel. Instead, we work to
empower people to keep
asthma under control in all
aspects of life to benefit the
overall quality of life for all of
us in Northeast Florida."
Special features of com-
include: blogs, calendar of
events and RSS feed for real-
time updates; downloadable
PDF files in English and
Spanish of more than 20
asthma articles offering tips
and tools for management;
and audience-specific portals
aimed at families, educators,
child care workers, health
care professionals and oth-
To combat the devastat-
ing and sometimes life-
threatening effects of asth-
ma, the Community Asthma
Partnership was established
in 1992 as a grassroots coali-
tion of volunteers from the
private and public sectors
committed to improving.
asthma awareness, educa-
tion, access and the standard
of care in the community.
The program is now called
Community Asthma
Partnership at Wolfson and
is located on the campus of
Wolfson Children's Hospital.

Qptimist Club
The Fernandina Beach
Optimist Club meets each
Wednesday from nbon-1 p.m.
at the Fernandina Beach.
Golf Club. July 27 will feature
Nassau County Property
Appraiser Tammy Stiles. For
more information contact
Barb Kent at 277-4071.
Gary W. Belson Associ-
ates Inc. offers gun courses
at the Range & Educational
Training Center in Nassau,
County. A Concealed
Weapon License Course will
be offered July 27 at 6:30
p.m., Aug. 7 at 2 p.m., Aug.
11 at 6:15 p.m. and Aug. 13 at
9 a.m. and 1 p.m. A Basic
with Defensive Tactics
Course will be offered July
23, Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 at 7:45
a.m. For information and
scheduling contact Belson at
491-8358, 476-2037 or gbel-
son@bellsouth.net. Visit
Rotary Club
The Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach meets
each Wednesday from noon-
1 p.m. at the Florida House.
Inn on South Third St. A club
assembly is planned July 27.
The next speaker is Aug. 3,
with Peter Wilking of A1A
Solar. For information con-
-tact Melanie Ferreira at 321-
Brown baglecture
The Amelia Island .
Museum, of History, 233 S.
Third St., invites the public
to its next Brown Bag Lunch
Lecture on Aug. 3 at noon
featuring Marie Santry and
Sorting Fact from Fiction in
Family Stories.
Stories passed down
through generations usually
become distorted and may
not reflect the actual events

The Fernandina Beach High School Band was
invited to play at the Homecoming Parade and
Gator Growl at the University of Florida.
July 20, 1961

A heat wave sent temperatures soaring to 102
degrees throughout Nassau County.
July 24, 1986

The county commission approved a resolution
to establish a CRA for American Beach, to the
chagrin of some residents and the pleasure of oth-
ers. July 20, 2001

or circumstances; hiial ii ,.'
up your ancestor's'experi- '
ence. Santry will demon-
strate how you can break a
, story down to parts, ask the
right questions and evaluate
the results to find the truth
in every story She will
demonstrate this using her
investigation of a family
story that led her to the truth
in documents related to the
"Other War of 1812," known
as the Patriot War. Santry is
past-president of the Amelia
Island Genealogical Society.
This program is free and
open to the public. For infor-
mation contact Alex at 261-
7378, ext. 102.
Auxiliary meets
The United States Coast
Guard Auxiliary, Amelia
Island Flotilla 14-1, meets at
7 p.m. the first Thursday of
each month in the Amelia
Island Lighthouse Cottage,
located on O'Hagan Lane
between 215 and 217 Light-
house Circle. The next meet-
ing is Aug. 4. The auxiliary is
a volunteer organization pro-
moting boating safety. Call
261-1889 for information.
The Amelia Island
Museum of History invites
you to Story Time at the
museum. Looking for some-
thing to do on Saturdays with
the kids? Bring them to the
museum for some reading
and fun. Beginning 4ug. 6
and taking place at 10:30 a.m.
every first and third Satur-'
day of the month, the pro-
gram will feature a different
story geared toward 5- to 8-
year-olds. This program is
free and open to the public.
For information, contact Alex
at 261-7378, ext. 102.
Stroke support
A Stroke Support Group
meeting will be held Aug. 11
at 1 p.m. at Savannah Grand
Assisted Living, 1900 Amelia
Trace Court. Guest speaker
will be Rick Young of Amelia
Financial Services. For infor-
mation call 321-0898.



The Nassau County
Volunteer Center's
Corporate Volunteer
Council, through its 11th
annual G.O.K.I.D.S. (Giving
Our Kids Important Daily
.Supplies) project, is collect-
ing school supplies and
donations for local students
who need them the most.
Monetary donations and
gift cards will be used to
purchase supplies and will
be distributed among all
area public schools by prin-
The project runs thro-
ugh Aug. 9. Distribution
will take place on Aug. 11.
Needed are: pencils, pens,
pocket folders, wide-ruled
notebook paper or spiral
notebooks, crayons, glue
sticks, clear or mesh back-
packs (no wheels), dry-
erase markers and white or
color copy paper.
Drop off supplies at:
Omni Amelia Island Planta-
tion (Associate Services);
Barnabas Center (11 South
11th St.); Lee.Chiropractic
on 14th Street; Century
21/John T Ferreira Ins.
(500 Centre St.); City of
Fernandina Beach City Hall
(Ash and Third streets);
First Coast Community
Bank (14th Street and
463719 SR200 in Yulee);
First Federal Bank (1500
Sadler Road and 463845
SR200 at Chester Road in
Yulee); CBC National Bank
(1891 South 14th St.); Golf
Club of Amelia Island (4700
Amelia Pkwy.); Amelia
Dental Group (1947 Citrona
Drive); Rayonier (mill);
:RockTenn; VyStar Credit
Union (1900 South 14th
St.); and the Nassau
County Volunteer Center
(1303 Jasmine St., Suite
For information call the
Volunteer Center at 261-
2771.or e-mail

Free student
Nassau County high
school students entering
the 1lth or 12th grade and
their parents are invited to
a free spaghetti dinner on
July 25 at 6 p.m. hosted by
the FSCJ Betty P Cook
'Nassau Center to learh
about the advantages of
Dual Enrollment, which
allows qualified high school
students the opportunity to
earn college credit while
continuing to attend high
school. Students must be
juniors or seniors during
the upcoming academic
year. Reservations are
required. Call 54814432 to
reserve your spot.
FBHS orientation
Fernandina Beach High
School, 435 Citrona Drive,
will host an end of summer
orientation on Aug..2 from
9 a.m.-noon for seniors and
from 1-4 p.m. for juniors
and on Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-
noon for sophomores.
Meet in the multi-pur-
pose room. Students will be
issued ID cards, schedules
and textbooks and will le
able to purchase lockers
and parking decals.
"Pirate Invasion," an ori-
entation program for all
ninth grade students, new
students and their parents,
is Aug. 4 at 9 a.m. in the
multi-purpose room.
Students will be issued ID
cards, schedules and text-
books and will be able to
purchase lockers and park-
ing decals. The fall Open
House is Sept. 15 at 6:30
p.m. Call 261-5713.
Yulee VPK
Parents of Yulee Baptist
Weekday Ministry are invit-
ed to an Open House Aug.
8 from 6-8 p.m. The center
is under new management.
They have made many
improvements and would
like to show the community
the difference. Come join
the fun. The center is
enrolling its one-, three-
and four-year-olds and its
VPK class. VPK is a free

class provided if your child
turns four before Sept. 1.
Call 225-9196.


In a July 15 front-page article "Pay raises for city unions?"
the News-Leader erroneously reported that the city pays health
insurance premiums for retirees. In fact, city retirees pay 100
percent of their health insurance premiums, and the city con-
tributes nothing toward health insurance premiums for
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Continued from 1A
ly cost the city between
$700,000 and $3 million. He
also said the discussion would
center on paid parking only at
city beaches and not down-
Czymbor told the commit-
tee it should not rule out
installing parking kiosks, and
that the cost/benefit analysis
is very important.
Hurley, who worked on a
paid parking plan for the city
last year, said it is "certainly a
political and logistical issue,
and also a very emotional
issue" for residents.
"So many people value
what we have now," Hurley
said. "Yet we don't advertise
the island as having free park-
"I get emails saying (paid
parking) is anti-tourist and
unfriendly," Filkoff said,
adding that these were the
same residents who com-.
plained of visitors renting
houses short-term in their
"The other part is, how will
we manage what was designed
to be unmanaged?" Filkoff
said, referring to the 40 beach
access points along South
Fletcher Avenue. "If we man-
age (beach parking),are (driv-
ers) going to park in roads and
yards?" Filkoff said it would
also be important to identify
S which part of the city's tax bill
goes toward beach mainte-
Gil Langley, executive
director of the Amelia Island
Tourist Development Council,
said "we don't want a reputa-
tion in the community of tar-
geting tourists. ... We're cau-
tioning that tourism is the No.
1 business in the county ...
decisions need to be made
with that economic engine in
"Folks are already paying,
so to charge them additional-
ly seems unfair," Filkoff said.
"We understand there are
issues, concerns and problems
we have to find a way to man-
age," said Hurley, "such as
pushing traffic into neighbor-
hoods." He said there were
S also questions about renovat-
ing parking lot designs and
legal rights of way.
Hurley also said that deter-
mining how many people
would actually use paid beach
parking would be difficult, not-
ing that the Main Beach lot is
full only on weekends.
S"We tried to determine the
bottom-line, revenue, but it's
very difficult to determine,"
Hurley said. He noted that the

Past proposals
In 2009, terms of a paid-parking proposal stated that 60
kiosks would be installed at an initial cost of $450,000 and
parking would be $1 an hour at major beach parking
areas, not including smaller beach-access points.
The city was to, sell parking permits to residents, and
Kiosks would have theoretically brought in $1.5 million
annually, plus another $700,000 for parking fines.
A study last year by City Police Chief James Hurley
showed kiosks at Main Beach, North Beach, Seaside
Park, Sadler Road, the beach accesses and the marina
could bring in a net revenue of up to $400,000, with a 57
percent parking space occupancy rate. Initial purchase of
eight kiosks was estimated at $90,000, at a total annual
operating cost of $36,000. A total of 556 parking spaces
were being considered in Hurley's plan.

commission last year did not
want to pursue paid parking.
"It was hard to deal with the
numbers. There was less and
less supporting it," Hurley
"What I would suggest is
let's look at the best way to
implement paid parking in all
(beach) areas with pricing, so
we know what the expense
side is," said Lott.
Lott also suggested identi-
fying what the best parking
option would be for beach-
accesses, whether kiosks or a
ticketing system.
"I think the only viable
option for Maif. Beach would
be kiosks," Lott said. He also
noted some state parks use an
"honor box" system to pay for
parking, while other places
have an attendant.
"My thought was that the
ideal configuration is a
hybrid," Lott said, "because of
the different size of the lots.
Enforcement of kiosks is eas-
iest to do." Lott said the extra
wear and tear of beach access-
es should also be a considera-
Foxworth said it wohld be
difficult to deal with beach
parking that was designed to
be free, as it would require
changes such as curbs and
entry/exit points. "You can't
just go buy a parking kit," he
Glisson said the commit-
tee should figure out how
much profit needed to be gen-
erated before going forward.
"Right now there are' about a
dozen cars (at Main Beach),"
he said.
The group.also discussed
lifeguards and whether they
should be added to the cost of
paid parking, as visitors may
expect ocean rescue if they
are paying to use the beach.
"There could be incre-
mental costs to the, parking
system,'" .Ltt, said,. "Are we
going to put lifeguards at each
beach access?"

Filkoff noted the city also
would have to put up many
more "No Parking" signs
along peripheral roadways.
Semanisin said the Main
Beach parking jot is in "dire
need" of repaving and re-strip-
ing, and that the cost for the
parking lot in front of Putt-Putt
mini-golf alone would be
Semanisin suggested
Higginbotham identify serv-
ices provided to beach access-
es such as ocean rescue, to
identify some hard costs, and
that the committee start think-
ing of parking and enforce-
ment options for the beach
access points.
Semanisin also noted that
most beach communities don't
install paid parking to generate
revenue, butrather as a way to
keep parking available for res-
"Residents (in other com-
munities) want their own
decals," Semanisin said. "If
there's no parking for tourists,
"I think we have to be real-
ly, really careful about biting
the hand that feeds us," said
Filkoff, referring to tourist dol-
lais. "Right now, 37 percent of
our sales tax in Nassau County
comes from tourism.... I don't
think too many people are
going to the northwest part of
the county."
"We don't want to be anti-
tourist," Lott said. "But every-
body else charges (for park-
ing). We're the exception by
not charging."

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Steger also noted the ordi-
nance would have an impact
on all properties in the C-1
zone, not just the lot in ques-
Harrelson-Lee said it was
not clear how many vendors it
would take to require portable
toilets, but that it could be pos-
sible for customers to use facil-
ities within the 8 Flags strip
mall. Vendor tents, she said,
would be taken down every
day. Joseph Lee said there
were also similar open-air mar-
ketplace operations that use a
permanent canopy tent.
S"We don't want tents blow-
ing around," said Commis-
sioner Eric Childers.
"We're not talking about
just you and your property, but
all of C-l," Childers said to the
Lees. He added that another
property owner in the C-1 dis-
trict might want to keep small
tents up'overnight.
Commissioner Jeffrey
SBunch noted that vendors dur-
ing the Shrimp Festival did not
have to take down their tents
every night City Planner Kelly
Gibson, however, said the fes-
tival vendors had a special-
events permit, which is differ-
ent from the business in
"There are tents and there
are tents," Steger said. "We
want to have an attractive com-
"The only thing we can
really control is the safety
issue," said Commissioner
Arlene Filkoff. "My definition
of shabby tents might be dif-
ferent from someone else's
(but) we have the right as a
city to ensure everything is
City Attorney Tammi Bach
suggested commissioners
amend the language of the
ordinance immediately, be-
cause it would be difficult to
change the ordinance later
based on one unfortunate inci-
dent with a tent. She suggest-
ed using the same language
as the city's sign code, which

addresses maintenance of city
Harrelson-Lee said the plan
for the new venture was to
have tents similar to the ones
used at the Fernandina Farm-
ers Market, held Saturdays at
Centre and North Seventh
streets downtown.
According to a city staff
report, the vacant lot owned
by the Lees has 26 deeded
parking spaces within the
parking area of the shopping
Lee said later that the cou-
ple bought the lot with the
intention to build an office for
their chiropractic business, but
later decided not to build.
Their practice is currently
located at 1920 South 14th St.
The open-air market idea
came about, Lee said, because
so many of his patients had
been asking about where to
buy local, organic products
that are readily available.
Lee said the couple wants
to lease the area to local ven-
dors two to three days a week
at first, and expand the busi-
ness if the market becomes
popular. He said he does not
want to interfere with the
downtown Fernandina
Farmers Market..
The ordinance will go
before commissioners for a
second reading before the
amendment becomes official
in the Land Development

Continued from 1A
direction for the citizens of my
district," Johnson wrote.
"I am extremely proud of
the board's accomplishments
over these past years and I look
forward to the next 16 months.
Even though these are trying
economic times, great things
are happening in Nassau
County. It continues to Be an
honor and a privilege to serve
Later, she said, "I've gotten
almost everything I wanted to
get accomplished done" and
she pointed particularly to the
"third year in a row with no
millage increase" in the coun-
ty budget. Avoiding property
tax increases was one of her
campaign pledges when she
was elected in 2008.
Johnson wrote that she
made the decision recently
"after much prayer, considera-
tion, and deliberation with my
family." She said later, "I want-
ed to wait until the budget was
presented" before announcing
it. The tentative budget was
presented to the board last
Johnson is one of five coun-
ty commissioners and repre-
sents District. 3, which includes
Yulee.Her colleagues on the
board now are Chair Walter
Boatright, Barry Holloway,
Steve. Kelley and Danny


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The Nassau Patriots Tea
Party will show the film,
"Agenda: Grinding-America
Down," at the Peck Commu-
nity Center auditorium at 7,
p.m. July 29.
This film by Idaho legisla-
tor Curtis Bowers offers his
look at the people and groups
that are targeting America's
morality and freedom in their
effort to turn the country into

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Young men in FSCJ's North
Campus "True North" program
spent two days learning how to
research and recover sunken
treasure and what skills learned
in school are essential to being
a successful treasure hunter.
Resident treasure hunters
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Maritime Museum staff visited
the Florida State College at
Jacksonville's North Campus
on July 7, where nearly 80 high-
school aged young men are par-
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hunting company and the
museum brought a variety of
artifacts they had recovered
from sunken Spanish galleons,
including 300-year old swords
and pistols, navigational and
other instruments used on the
sailing ships and treasure in the
form of silver, gold and jewels.
The students viewed the
exhibits and were told the story
about Spanish galleons that had
plied the waters off Amelia
Island en route to taking the
treasure to Spain.
The staff from the museum
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school were needed to be suc-
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chemistry to clean the recov-
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the archeological laboratory
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and other recovered artifacts,
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We now live in a "show
me" world. A lot of this has
been brought about with the
ability to go online and see
data displayed. Even the most
basic purchases and decisions
are double-checked in some
way online. My daughter
checks the grocery store spe-
cials weekly online before
going to shop, stretching her
college budget. All younger
(under 35) individuals and
most of the 35-plus consumers
want reference data before
they act.
Knowing that people like to
look at information led me to
the concept of keeping a log
on your car. It.can be some-
thing stored on your comput-
er or an old-school written log,
which would be my favorite. A
notebook for $1.99 will get
you started. Preferably some-
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console. You can start when
the car is new or a just pur-
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ter, you can start one on an
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to be the
prime entries.
Some new
cars, primari-
ly luxury
imports, have
a place for a
dealer to
stamp the
service visits
on the facto-
ry mainte-
nance book-
let. Most
others show
the schedule,

but customers are left to save
the repair order copies for
their records. It is good to
keep them, but it would be
nice to have a running history
written down or entered in
your computer log.
Gas mileage can be moni-
tored regularly or as curiousi-
ty dictates. Dropping mileage
may indicate the need for
service. Insurance renewal
costs and any competitive
quotes we may have asked for
would be good to keep noted.
How about the car's value?
Every six months or year, go
'to the same source and get
the car's trade in or retail
value. It is an expensive '
asset and a number worth


knowing. Compare the payoff
to the value to see where you
Whatever else interests
you, enter it in your log. It will
always be a good reference
and may help in managing
your vehicle. The bigger pay-
off might be when it is time to
sell or trade the car.
Remember, people like to look
at information. The private
party or dealership appraiser
could put some value in a log
of good maintenance and
owner habits. Go with the
trends of the information age
and start a log on your car.
I like to look ahead on my
desk calendar (old school)
and see what is coming up the
following week. Wednesday
the 27th is National Korean
War Veteraps Armistice Day.
It suggests the flag fly at half-
staff until sunset. My father,
from whom I borrowed the
name for this column, is a
Korean War veteran, so I
thought it was worthy of men-
tion' Have a good week.
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budget planning
Being one of the wealthiest
members of Congress, Sen.
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does-
n't worry about critics of his
support for big oil companies.
He is not embarrassed that he
has been ostracized by his own
partly and overruled on one
after another ill-conceived idea.
Sen. McConnell is a five-
term senator from Kentucky.
Fie is the minority leader in the
1 lth Congress and sits on the
Senate Appropriations
Committee. Sen. McConnell's
ethics issues stem from ear-
marks he has inserted into leg-
islation for clients of his former
chief of staff in exchange for
campaign contributions and the
misuse of his nonprofit
McConnell Center for Political
Leadership at the University.of
Louisville. McConnell was
included in CREW's 2007 and
2008 congressional corruption
What should worry the
American public is that he
seems to be speaking for the
:Republican. Party.
In his latest, convoluted and
impossible proposal he offers
some hyped idea of a budget
reform. Even the most absent
senator can't believe that he is
serious. Unfortunately, his ide-
ology is carried in the media
and hastily presented to the
Without prior knowledge of
McConnell's goals it is often
thought that he has some
degree of care for the American
way of life. Wrong. He cares for

making money and for depos-
ing a sitting president.
Whatever the public feels
about the current president, he
was not elected by the likes of
McConnell and won't be
unelected by such.
Compared to McConnell,
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is a gen-
uine saint, even though both
McConnell and Ryan have been
sponsored by the powerful, oil-
backed American Crossroads
Campaigning for the upcom-
ing 2012 election has begun and
TIV ads are appearing that crit-
icize every congressman that
is not aligned with American
Crossroads. rt remains to be
seen how aware of the source
and goals of these ads that the
public will become as time pro-
Harry Toland
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'Hope and change'
Do we need to spend more?
"No," this president needs to
cut without raising taxes on the
wealthy which equals taxes on
everyone. Obama's selling
points are that he only wants
to tax the wealthy ("you believe
that I have good swamp water
land for sale in South Florida.")
Tax the wealthy will become
a tax on everyone regardless
of your income.
His first stimulus did not
work now he wants another one
- blank checks to give out more
of our money and these
checks will go to those in his
corner for his reelection, that is
a fact.

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Obama ran on creatingjobs,
each week we see far more los-
ing jobs and layoffs, business-
es closing, those few shovel-
ready jobs his stimulus floated
for a very short period has
dried up.
Now he wants more tax-
payer money to fuel his blind
ambitions of recovery by throw-
ing more money into this bot-
tomless pit he has created.
We need a person that
knows business in the White
House, not a "politician" that
only wants to please the multi-
tudes of minorities, illegals
wanting to live and suck off our
social programs along with
those who do not want to work
From many reports the
majority of Obama's staff have
never been in a business of any
kind so for a man to run on
creating millions of jobs, it
seems like having experienced
people.as those that know.busi-
ness would be a good start.
Our jobs'and business are
disappearing weekly, just on a
local level'many service jobs
are gone or going and many
wait staff personnel are having
to work two jobs just to exist -
our area relies on these type
jobs for many here.
Costs keep going up on all
necessities of living and I have
not seen any worthwhile steps
to correct this from this admin-
Hope and change? He has.
not produced any jobs and has
sank us into untold debt My
hope and change in 2012 is
change.in the White House of
a new president (Democrat or
Republican) and hope that they
can reverse and get this coun-
try back on the right track to a
better future.
Danny Lawhorn
Fernandina Beach


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love "old movies."
Our idea of a
great evening is
to chow down on a pizza and
cuddle up in front of the TV
to enjoy films the way they
used to make them. The
sound doesn't deafen our
ears and things on the
screen aren't blowing up
every minute. Last.night we
watched a flick that drama-
tized the "Battle of the
Bulge." I'm not a big fan of
war movies, but this movie
touched a sensitive spot in
my heart; and the portrayal
of the commitment that the
American soldiers had to
each other reached into the
very core of my being. I
found myself thinking about
the atmosphere in American
politics these days and wish-
ing that American citizens
today could be devoted to a
common cause the way the
soldiers in that movie were.
It seems that we civilians
find it hard to work together
for the common good. Is it
because no one is shooting at
us or dropping bombs on us?
Would politicians do a better
job if they were out in a
muddy field, dodging bullets
and digging foxholes? Why is
it so hard for Americans to
put their differences aside to
unite for the betterment of
their country? To what pur-
pose do we verbally attack
each other in our attempts to
prove that we are somehow
superior? Why do so many of
us have a kneejerk reaction
that causes us to view a fel-
low American as an opponent
just because they may dare
to question the motives of a
political party that we our-
selves may approve of?
Something happened in
my life the other day that
would be comical if it wasn't
so sad. Not wishing to block
the narrow roadway in front
of my house, a friend of mine
pulled her car up onto a bit of
my front lawn. I was not over-
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trimmed lawn, but because
this woman is a dear person
and close friend, I said noth-
ing for fear of hurting her
To mty great embarrass-
ment, when she got into her
Mercedes to leave we saw
that some misguided individ-
ual had done a cowardly,
nasty thing. A crude note
had been duct-taped onto my
friend's car window inform-
ing my friend that she was
not in a "Yankee Trailer
Park." What could the perpe-
trator have been thinking
when they placed this note
on my friend's car? The only
thing that was accomplished
is that it revealed the exis-
tence in my development of a
nasty person who suffers
from low intelligence. If I did-
n't mind that someone had
inadvertently parked their
car on my lawn, why would
anyone else mind?
SWas the nasty note writer
upset because I, a "Yankee"
from the. North, live on their
street? I have lived here for
seven yetrs and have never
before been vilified in this
way. I suspect that the mean-
spirited writer of the
unsigned note may simply
have been angry at me
because my views as to what
is best for our country may
be different from theirs, and
they saw an opportunity to
childishly act out. Who
knows? One thing I do know.
Name calling, disrespectful
discourse and mean-spirit-
ness does nothing to serve
the best interest of either our
community or our country..
We are not Northerners,
Southerners, Blacks, Whites,
American Indians, Asians or
Latinos. An American citizen
is an American citizen no
matter where they were born
or what color they are or
what religion they believe in.
Why can't we respect each
other's talents and opinions
and work together to solve
the problems facing our
country? Greedy powerful
people have sold us out and
they want us to fight
amongst ourselves so that we
do not unite against them. I
am not a political scientist
nor am I a scholar. I am a
plain old American-born citi-
zen who loves this country.
Born into the working class
and educated with public tax
dollars, this country has ,
given me a good life and I
owe it a great deal.
If I cart persuade 10 peo-
ple to put aside their partisan
political allegiance to

research facts and truly vote
their consciences, I will have
repaid something to this
country. If I can convince 10
more people to take the time
to research who-contributes
money to our representa-
tives, and then to use their'
own common sense in deter-
mining whether or not that
money influenced votes, I
will have paid something
back to this country. If I can
inspire 10 more people to
register to vote, watch politi-
cal debates, take some notes,
look up some facts on the
Internet and take the time to
cast their votes for the per-
son they feel is the most hon-
Sest and the most qualified, I
will have paid something
back to this country.
I have personally done a
great deal of research as to
how the law works concern-
ing the Working class in
respect to employment and
health care and I can say
without reservation, change
was desperately needed.
Perhaps: more change is
needed, but it need not be a
civil war of words. There is
no reason why it can't be
worked out in a non-partisan
fashion. The more I learn
about the world of politics,
finance, industry and non-'
renewable energy, the more I
tend to believe that we need
more regulation and not less
For example, if it became
illegal for candidates to
accept campaign contribu-
tions, and every candidate
got the same purse to spend
on their campaign, most of.
the corruption in politics that
has ruined our country
would be eliminated. There
are people who are trying to
bring about this sort of
reform and regulation, but
we don't hear about them on
our evening news programs
do we? Why not?
Learning about how our
government works and what
part lobbyists play in the
equation will forever be an
ongoing task for me, and I
wish it would be that way for
every person who sleeps
each night in a warm bed
with a roof over their heads
in this great country called
the USA.
If we strive to overcome
our own vanity and greed,
and we are willing to put
effort into helping our coun-
try and our fellow man, when
we are spirited from this life
we will at least be comforted
in knowing that we tried to
make this world a better
place while we were in it.

Why can't we respect each other's
opinions and work together to solve
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Quoth the robot: Nevermore

P lease listen carefully because our
menu options have changed.
And thus we tumble headlong down
the rabbit hole of what replaced the
cheerful voice of the company operator or
office receptionist into a world where nothing
is as it seems and each changed option has
226 subcategories, none of which ever
seem to fit the one you're looking for. That
quickie little phone call you used to be able
to make to find out when you're appointment
is scheduled has evolved into a twisting
trail of numerical selections and codes
that would baffle the most proficient spymas-
Dial one if you want service. OK, dang it.
For starters, how in the dickens do you dial
anything on a modern telephone? That is,
assuming, you still'have one of those antiquat-
ed pieces of telecommunications equipment
you haven't replaced with a cell phone, which
isn't really a telephone at all. More about that
later. But I digress.
Of course I want service, you robot-voiced
boobie bird. That's why I
dialed/poked/thumped the number for the
service department. But the robotic voice, or
even worse, the canned, slightly arrogant
sounding, unaccented and weirdly cool human
voice of either gender that now passes for the
operator or receptionist, tells me I have a
choice of 10 selections for service: Regular
service, super service, slow service, no serv-
ice, funeral service, church service, auto serv-
ice, meal service, service-service and no serv-
My blood pressure begins to rise. All I want
to 'do, dang it, is check to see if thy blood pres-

sure medication order has
A^^ h been filled. So I
Sselect/dial/punch super
S- service thinking that it will
expedite my request. I mean,
wouldn't you?
I'm sorry, the robotic
voice says. That is not a valid
CUPOF Which is followed bya
C F tiny clicking sound and then
JOE the unsettling humanoid
... voice which intones, some-
what nasally for some
Joe Palmer strange reason: Please listen
carefully as our menu options have'changed.
You have reached the service department.
Dial or select one if you want regular service,
two if you want super service blah, blah,
blah. I have to sit down because my blood
pressure has risen to the point that I'm start-
ing to feel a little dizzy. I can't take my medica-
tion because I'm out and the pharmacy depart-
ment has a service department consisting of
10 sub-departments, each managed by a.differ-
ent silken voiced, sadistic robot.
Exasperated, I dial/slug/slam O for opera-
I'm sorry, quoth the silken voiced sadist,
that is not a valid option.
Please listen carefully as our menu options
have changed.
Now my chest is starting to feel tight and
I'm wondering how much heart medication I
have left and if I'll have time to call in a quick
order for more before the coronary lays me
out cold as last night's leftover pizza.
Somewhere once upon a time back when,

one used to be able to fool the company robot
by double dialing/karate chopping/drop kick-
ing double O for operator. That nearly always
got you to a real person, who would at least
pretend to listen to your needs before routing
your call to the service department, where
another actual human would pick up the
phone and say, parts and service, hold please.
And then you'd be.treated to a half hour or so
of elevator music, or, if you got really lucky,
classic rock.
I once placed a call to a company in
California and a California cool robot voice
that answered the phone accepted my selec-
tion and then replied: Please wait in the
silence while your call is routed.
Have you ever waited in silence? Not
regular silence with electronic static and
buzz or even white noise. No, I mean stone
silence. The silence of the grave. It is very
unsettling after a few minutes. And after a few
more minutes, you're so unsettled by the
audio version of Hannibal Lecter's stare you
just hang up. Which is what they wanted you
to do all along but which being, California cool
and professional, they aren't allowed to ask
you to do.
SWow, did I get way off track. Talk about a
bad case of ADD. What ADD? Oh look, a hum-
Whew. The double 0 selection used to be a
sure thing. Don't even think about it now. It
doesn't work. Tried it. This is what I got. .
You have reached the service department.
Our hours are 8:30"a.m. till 5 p.m. We're now.
closed. Please try again tomorrow.
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Count me in
Thank you, Adam Kaufman, for so
concisely articulating why the Forward
Fernandina plan is so important to our
community ("19-cent solution," July
15). For the first time in many years,
the city commission and city manager
have put forth a long-term strategic
roadmap to address revitalization
issues that are core to -Fernandina's
The ideas are not new but the
approach is. It's been a relatively trans-
parent process and. the city commis-
sion has invited significant public ihput,
engaged knowledgeable consultants,
partnered with related local organiza-
tions and drafted a plan that brings
some ofthe most central improvement
opportunities to the-table in a com-
prehensive package. I am impressed
by the depth of the thinking and the
quality of the, planning that has gone
into the F2 recommendations.
Although a the 'entire plan will
require significant investment,
Forward Fernandina outlines a vari-
ety of funding options for each area
with' individual timelines to achieve
the desired goal it's a smart and
measured approach. It's now up to the
public to read the plan (available at
www.fbfl.us/f2), voice their opinion
and make decisions regarding the spe-
cific proposals,
'I support the F2 outline and look
forward to the debate about how to
best bring the vision to life. To qupte
Adam from his recent article, "For an
average cost of less than the price of a
cup of coffee per week, we can begin
to do what this community has agreed,
time and again, needs to be done."
Count me in a for a cup of coilffi e
Howard Smith
Fernandina Beach

Recently there has been so much in
our News-Leader about revitalizing
tdownilown i Fernandina Beach. There
have been many discussions on the
library, post office, railroad, parks,
sprucing up Eighth Street, etc., etc., but
to move our city forward we need to
improve the service within the building
permit department in order to make
doing business in the city a positive
experience, The building permit
department needs to remember the
importance of small businesses and
provide services to help them. The
way the process is at this time, we are
becoming anti-business through cre-
alinga a logiam of :'egtlali in-, rules arid
SThere are constant complaints, city-
wide, about the city building depart-.
ment, It takes way too long to respond
to applications, the process is very
complex and the staff interpretations
are very often inconsistent. You have
impact fees and perilillting fees and
usage fees and quadruple permits for
one type of work. It is required of you
to have proof of insurance, i.e., work-
men's comp, liability, etc.. which costs
hundreds of dollars while waiting for
your permit. This is necessary, but
when you wait for two months, aid
sometimes almost four'months, and
all the while you can't work, this is just
not right.
One of their other rules, you cannot
have your equipment sent ahead of
time 6ryou will be fined. You also have
to projbed lhroug~h numerous layers to
get afihal approval. After all that, hope-
fully,if you are lucky in a couple of
months or so you can begin to build.
renovate or start your business. Other
cities do not have this problem, so

Public hearing Monday
Fernandina Beach
Commissioners have scheduled a
Forward Fernandina strategic plan
work session/public hearing at
5:30 p m Monday at City Hall
The draft plan is available for
review at www.fbfl us/F2.

there is no excuse for this incompe-
How many businesses have,
because of unreasonable impact fees,
been put out of business? How many
businesses have decided to move to
another part of the state or another
state because the hoops they have to
jump through are just not worth it?
How many people are waiting for a
change in the permit rules to begin a
new business or start one because of
the ridiculous system?
It is important to enforce city codes,
but they should be helpful, encourag-
ing and assisting with compliance by
the building public, not a penalizing
system of roadblocks. In my opinion
from listening to numerous complaints,
.I wonder how can you expect to
improve Fernandina Beach when our
building permit department is so dys-
functional, that it i a se-riouu problem?
This is a small'town and people
know and talk toeach other. We have
heard numerous complaints through
our sounding board "Voice of the
People" at the News-Leader. It is time
for the commissioners to listen and
make some positive changes that will
help achieve iheir go.ak. You are not
only making it difficult for people to
start new business, you are making it
tuiphl a-;~nl and rigid for an average
homeowner to add to their home,
make a minor repair or make reason-
Able modifications to their property.
Enforcing city codes is necessary but
the unreasonable duplications, exces-
sive rules, and double, triple, quadru-
ple fees should be changed. I would
add that the employees should not use
their position to make it as difficult as
possible to do business. Some are help-
ful but it is well known that some are
mean-spirited and temperamental.
Moving to'a customer-oriented service
attitude will be critical to attracting
developments to the city. There needs
to be a consistency with basic rules. It
is ridiculous for someone to respond to
rules given to them by one city plans
reviewer, only to receive a set of new,
often conflicting comments from a dif-
ferent reviewer. We need to improve
our development code to make it con-
sistent, and it may be necessary to
make some staff changes, but these
improvements will be critical to the
success of attracting new business to
our town.
I would like to suggest our mayor
and city commissioners focus on serv-
ice, set measurable goals for permit
application response to have a set time,
educate the staff as to the set'rules
and regulations. Making these few
changes should also make it more
attractive for'people to invest and devel-
op here. Two or three months to get a
license to begin business after all the
fees, licenses, etc., are met is unac-
We area ilfiiit. I i-n many unethical
l'ract'.k ., in our government in D.C.
and we shouldn't have to fight the same
in our government here on the island.
Let's do ,I'le .I lig constructive, let's
encourage new businesses and culti-
vate existing ones by reducing regu-
Kay Quinlivan
Fernandina Beach

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Having just returned from an
extended trip, I was sorry to see the
blight on the land out on A1A where
the new Publix is being built. Two big
supermarkets right across from each
other seems too good to be true! I cer-
tainly hope the developer has plans to
screen the new shopping center with
something other than 3-foot-tall trees
that will take years to grow. But after,
living here for six years, I'm not hold-
ing my breath.
Jan F. Smith
Amelia Island

Combining two items in the July
13 edition of the News-Leader, the one
regarding the recently announced land-
scaping project for Eighth Street from
the Amelia Island Parkway to Centre
Street, and the other regarding the
coordination of the placing of the flags
at the foot of the Shave Bridge on
Memorial Day weekend and other hol-
idays by the Vietnam Vets of Nassau
County, could the possibility of 1+1=3
Who hasn't driven over that bridge
and seen those flags flying and not had
a surge of pride and a feeling of wel-
come? Wouldn't it be wonderfulto have
those flags in place year round to
warmly greet all residents and visitors
driving onto our beautiful island?
Together with the new landscaping
'that will begin just yards far other down
the road we have the potential for a
revitalized route all the way to historic
This is an initiative I'd be pleased to
support financially. Does anyone else
feel the same?
Lynne Anderson
Fernandina Beach

Never too old
I attended the July meeting of the
local chapter of AARP.
The president handed out a pam-
phlet,aDrivers 55 Plus," which is fund-
ed by the AAA foundation for traffic
Usually I trash a lot of handouts
but the next morning as I was having
my coffee, I decided to open it and
read it.
The first page was a sell-rating form.
Well, 1 consider myself a good driver
for my age. So I answered the question.
The next page is how you reach your
score and how you are rated. What a
surprise!! I'm not as good as thought I
was. The booklet goes on to give advice
on how to improve your driving.
Several times a year AARP spon-
sors a defensive driving class. We are
never too old to learn.
Come join our local chapter. It is
Advertised in otu local palxr: You never

know what you might learn or who
you might meet..
SLoretta Andera
Fernandina Beach

For whose benefit?
In his unofficial guide to the Tea
Party (July 6), Harry Toland describes
the various Tea Party groups across
the nation as locally organized groups
promoting free speech, limited gov-
ernment,' the constitution, free mar-
kets and secure borders.
All of which sound good, naturally.
Who, after all, would be against the
above ideals? The problem seems to be
how the message has been corrupted
by the big money behind national Tea
Party.organizations and their political
STwo of the largest fenders of the
Tea Party and other conservative
groups are the Koch brothers, David
and Charles.
How far to the right are these two
billionaire brothers? In 1980, when
David Koch ran as the vice presidential,
candidate for the Libertarian party, he
called for the abolition of the IRS, Social
Security, unemployment insurance,
workmen's compensation, the FBI,
CIA, all federal regulatory agencies
and the public school system. That
goes a bit farther than free speech,
limited government and free markets.
Supporting right-wing causes seems
to.run in the Koch family as their father
was one of the founders of the John
Birch Society. Again, hardly-a main-
stream organization representing the
majority of Americans.
I'm not suggesting that the Koch
brothers' financial support means that
all or even many Tea Party members
believe in the same agenda. But let's
face it: these people are spending large
amounts of money in an attempt to
change our country as we know it, so
they will expect the candidates they
support to reflect their views.
And they have. Led by Eric Cantor,
the House Republicans elected by the
Tea Party have pledged to never vote
for any revenue increase ever. No mat-
ter that weeface a serious deficit crisis,
or that at 14 percent of GDP the U.S.
tax revenues are the lowest since the
early 19(0's. They would rather deci-
mate the government than to raise
taxes on ihe wealthy or cut the tax
loopholes for the oil companies. There
is a Central American free trade bill
stalled in the House of Representatives
which virtually all observers think
would provide a much-needed boost to
our economy, but the Tea Party
Republicans refuse to support it. Why?
Because they oppose the portion of
the bill which woukd retrain American
workers who lose their jobs due to this
free trade bill at a cost of $50 million a
year. This retraining program has been
part of every trade agreement signed

since 1962, but according to the Tea
Party Republibans it is a "socialist" pro-
gram. Try telling that to a laid-off work-
Is this the country we want for our
children, a country with underfunded
and crumbling schools, major cuts in
local police and fire department per-
sonnel, closed libraries and parks and
seniors thrust into poverty? Should we
refuse to help laid-off American work-
ers through unemployment insurance
and job re-training? Eliminate regula-
tory agencies which test for food safe-
ty, and let Wall Street remain unregu-
lated so they can drive us to another
financial meltdown? All to keep tax
breaks for multinational corporations
and allow hedge fund managers to pay
fewer taxes than schoolteachers.
Our founding fathers accepted that
they would have to compromise on
many agendas just for our fledgling
democracy to get off the ground. They
accepted the risk that if their grand
experiment in democracy failed, .the
price they paid would be to hang by the
neck for the entire world to see. For
assuming these risks, we justly called
them patriots. To refer to the Tea Party
Republicans as "patriots" is an insult to
our founding fathers.
Cliff Capriola

I have been reading about First
Lady Betty Ford's life and death this
past week. I was invited to a tea at the
White House along with other
Republican women across the nation.
We happened to be there the day that
she had been told that she had
breast cancer. She was quite a troop-
er. She didn't call off the tea. Instead,
she shared the news that she had
been told about her breast cancer and
asked for our prayers. I think that was
typical of her. I always had a great
deal of admiration for her and her con-
tributions that she made during her
I would also like to share a funny
thing that happened to me that day -
I was not in the habit of going to tea at
the White House every day and want-
ed to look my best. I borrowed a silk
suit that had a beautiful ermine collar
from my sister and promised to take
good care of it. I looked at the lovely
array of goodies on the table and
selected a cherry tart to taste. It
seemed too big to eat in one bite so I
bit into it -you guessed it cherry tart
all over my sister's suit. I turned to
the window but not before I grabbed
some ice to put on the stain. I knew I
would be in big trouble if I ruined that
suit. I got tickled at myself and had to
laugh. So much for my "White House
Marilyn Evans-Jones
Amelia Island



Opening day's a hit for four Elm

Street Little League T-ball teams

We are grateful that God has
allowed us to see the fruit
of our labor for Him. Not
only has He allowed us to
be a blessing to other people's children,
but He has rewarded our effort to Him
by liberating our offspring. May the chil-
dren continue in the plan He has for
their lives, which not only includes their
energy but their effort in doing what is
pleasing in His sight.
One sport follows another, as we con-
tinue to keep our children involved. If
only we had the support of all parents
when their children play the game.
Some parents allow children to be
involved, but they never come show up
during their game.
T-ball opening day with the Elm
Street Little League began at 9:30 am.
July 9. There were four teams dressed
out and ready to play ball.
The ceremony began with Hazel
Williams serving.as mistress of ceremo-
ny. City Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch
gave the welcome. Melvin Tyler from
Yulee Middle School introduced the '
teams Cubs, Giants, Reds and the
After the introduction of the team,
the Rev. Darien K Bolden Sr., pastor of
First Missionary Baptist Church,
prayed, asking God's blessings over the
entire league, especially the children as
they enjoy playing the game, win or
Opening day remarks were by for-
mer mayor Charles Albert. He knows
how important our children are. He said
God gave us families; we should take
care of them and not drop them. Train
up our children. He enjoys seeing fami-

lies getting together,
supporting our chil-
dren. They are our
future leaders.
.-W The Rev. John
Coverdell, pastor of
S Prospect Baptist
Church in Darien, Ga.,
led the pledge for the
players. Maybe it can
NOW AND help you, too.
THEN It says, "I trust in
... God. I love my country
and will respect its
Maybelle laws. I will play fair and
Kirkland strive to win, but win
or lose, I will always do
my best."
One would think the pledge alone
would help parents support their kids or
take someone else's kids; yours are all
grown up, but the community still needs
you. You are part of this family.
President Wayne Peterson gave a
special dedication to Fire Chief Dan
Hanes. Chief Hines was unable to
attend; however the assistant chief
accepted the plaque and wished the
league a successful season.
Peterson is also praying that God will
help him make the right decision in con-
tinuing the work that he enjoys doing at
Elm Street, but he needs the support of
the parents and the community. It is
very hard trying when there is so much
against it. Some may say it doesn't mat-
ter. You really need to think twice
because what happens to Elm Street
Little League really does matter.
Until officials do away with the
Atlantic Avenue and Martin Luther King
recreation centers and build an Athletic



Department, Elm Street Little League is
just ag important as all the other
leagues. It's part of history and should
not be destroyed.
Special thanks from Peterson to the
Rev. D.K. Bolden Sr. and Paul Clark for
their continued support. They never say
no, regardless of what is asked of them.
The Wrecks are sponsored by Paul
Clark Ford. Coverdell is manager and
Harry Hill.is the coach.
The Reds are sponsored by First
Missionary Baptist Church. Junior
Robinson is the manager and their
coaches are Gene Richo and Dominique
Holmes. '
Harvest Outreach Ministry sponsors
the Cubs. Wayne Peterson is manager
and James Simmons and Willie Evans
are the coaches.
The Peck community sponsors the
Giants. Robin Raysor is the team's man-
ager and Leonard Peterson and Teddy
White serve as coaches. Good luck to all
of the teams. Let the fun begin.
Peterson mentioned that very much
missed during this year's opening cere-
monies is a faithful spectator, his aunt
Willie Lee Peterson. She doesn't miss
the games. The league misses you. We
,pray for your return.
The sports banquet will beAug. 13 at
1:45 p.m. at the MLK Center. Please
support by giving a donation to this
Birthday wishes to Carlesa Kirkland,
Clarice Williams, Rebecca Washington,
Carmonique Blue, John H. Williams, the
Rev. Stanley Palmer, Randy Daniels,
Michelle Williams, Marcus Williams,
Jeanette Johnson and Mother Blanche

Sometimes we do not realize how

blessed we may be We may not
Always get eervrhing that we think
Wv need, but if we examine our past
we may realize how good our
heavenly Father has been to us
The Lord tWes care of His family
even before we know Him as Lord
L and -avior and eren though He may
nor give us iretthinq that ve
Sdesixe Hte does supply all of our
n .-.lds Ue m.-, ne..er be rully
satisfie'd aLith having all the material
things that we believe we need,
because it seems li.e the more we
,have. the more we want We have a
tendency to more often think of all
the things that we don't nave. rather
than consider all of our blessings
Recognizing God as our source and
thanking Him for all
the good things that
happen to us reflects
not only our -
gratitude, but our
love for our Lord .. ,' -
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Amelia Island Book Festival President Attavia Facciolo
recognizes exceptional volunteer Buffy Wells as volun-
teer chairman Denise McDonald looks on, above, at a
recent special night of recognition.

Book fest recognizes

faithful volunteers

The 2011 Amelia Island
Book Festival may be over,
but the shouting is still going
on. Exclamations of apprecia-
tion were heard May 19 at the
Fernandina Beach Woman's
Club when the volunteer
corps was feted with a special'
night of recognition.
This year's President
Attavia Facciolo, Past
President Terri Dean and
board member/Volunteer
Coordinator Denise
McDonald recognized Ron
Miller, Gina Taylor and
Cynthia Griffin with a special
award for their years of dedi-
cated effort for the festival.
Brenda Carr, Mark Dean,
Liz Smith, Buffy Wells, Steve
Sansbury, Penny Sarrsbury,
Bobbie Matthews and Buffy
Wells were named "Star

Volunteers" for the 2011 festi-
Evelyn McDonald, Marilyn
Wesley, Ruth Carter, Jane
Krebs, Joanne Templeton,
Sandy Sproat and all the
members of the Beach Book
Club were also honored for
their significant contributions
to the 2011 event.
A special thank you:was
expressed to Ron Kurtz and
Roger Moore, local authors,
for their dedication to the fes-
tival's Authors in Schools and
Children's Chapter programs
throughout the festival's 10-
year history.
The festival is grateful for
the annual support of the
Amelia Island Tourist
Development Council, its cor-
porate partners and all of its
dedicated members.

The Tokyo String Quartet performs at Amelia Plantation
Chapel during this year's Amelia Island Chamber Music
Festival, above.

Chamber Music Fest

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Chamber Music Festival
reported that its 10th anniver-
sary season, celebrating a
"Decade of Musical
Excellencee" was a resound-
ing success.
Ticket sales were signifi-
cantly above the 2010 level for
the 21 concerts produced
over five weeks ending June
19. More than 70 artists,
including a combination of
established world-class musi-
cians and emerging artists,
performed in 14 different ven-
ues throughout the island.
Highlights included five sold.
out concerts, four free com-
munity concerts sponsored in
part by Rayonier, and one
world premiere.
The Beth Newdome
Fellowship Artists, consisting
of promising music students
from the prestigious Curtis
Institute of Music, were
coached by some of the
world's finest classical musi-

cians, who came from South
America to Tokyo and even
by some of the best in
The festival's marketing
team launched the most
aggressive regional publicity
campaign in its history, with
the support of the Amelia
Island Tourist Development
Council. Reflecting this effort,
approximately one-third of all
tickets were purchased by
people residing outside
Amelia Island. On the tech-
nology front, the festival
made extensive use of its
Facebook page, and upgraded
e-newsletters were produced
on a weekly basis.
Festival Coordinator
Kimberly Gustafson said,
"The celebration of our First
Decade of Musical Excellence
was a truly memorable event,
and we express our heartfelt
thanks to the ticket-buyers,
donors and volunteers who
supported the 2011 festival."


Craig and Inga Housley
of Fernandina Beach an-
nounce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Nadia Linda Housley,
born at 11:21 a.m. July 7,
2011, at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. The baby
weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces
and measured 20 inches in
She joins sisters Caylin,
15, and Camy, 13, and broth-
ers Spencer, 8, and Nolan, 6.
Paternal grandparents are
Bob and Gayle Housley of
Sanford. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Cees and Cora
Rusten of Austria.

Billy and Shanda
McRannolds of Yulee an-
nounce the birth of a daugh-
ter, Allison May McRannolds,
born at 5:02 p.m. June 10,
2011, at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau. The baby
weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces
and measured 20 inches in
She joins big brother
Alex, 2.
Paternal grandparents are
Jim and Donna McRannolds
of Fernandina Beach.
Maternal grandparents are
Sam and Sharon Bryant of

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Miracle Faith
With great joy, the Miracle Faith
.-Church of God family, located at
87688 Roses Bluff Road, will cele-
brate the 13th anniversary of their
pastor, Bishop Willie J. Franklin Sr.
and family, today at 7:30 p.m. and
July 24 at 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The
entire community is invited to
attend. For information call 548-0046

Sandwches for sale
Historic Macedonia AME Church
Men will be selling fish, chicken and
rib sandwiches from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays,
today, July 23, 29 and 30. The church
is located at 202 S. Ninth St. (corner
of Ninth and Beech streets). Come
buy your lunch or dinner Call the
church at 261-4114.

Alumni convention
The Ralph J. Bunche/Camden ;
County Training SchoolAlkimni '
Association is hosting its Biennial
Convention through July 24.
Banquet keynote speaker is the Rev.
Vernal L. Harris Jr. of Rochester,
N.Y., formerly of Kiigsland, Ga., at 7
p.m. July 23 at the Evergreen Baptist
Church Family Life Center, Kinlaw
Tickets are available at the;
RJB/CCTS Shrine & Museum, 1501
Georgia Ave.,Woodbine, Ga.,. (912)
576-7131; or by calling Adell James at
(912) 882-3978 or Willie Hopkins at
318-8569. For the complete.schedule
of events, call James or: Hopkins.

Harbor Shores Ministries, a non-
profit organization that reaches out
to needy families in the community,
accepts tax-deductible don'atiOns to
help local needs. Your items may be
given to a family in need or'liquidat-
ed to supply food, clothes, shelter,
utilities, diapers, etc.
A clothing giveawaywill be held
on July 23 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Harbor Shores Apostolic Church in
Victoria's Place Shopping Center,
across A1A from Walmart ini Yulee.
Used clothing for everyone in all
sizes men, women, children and
infants will be available at no
charge, with no qualification process.
To donate clothes or items, call 225-
0963. Donations are tax-deductible.
Women's series
The Women of Power Biblical and
Praltic.al'[,ifi ttdv.,S.']kies''r be
held July 23:. fo1 11 a m -n",I I :f l a" ':
the Amelia Island -Museum of
History, 233 S. Third-St
The series provides women inspi-
ration, motivation, education and
empowerment for purposeful living.
Classes are divided into two ses-
sions, from 10-10:55 am,, facilitated
by Evangelist Valerie Baker, and
from 11-11-55, facilitated by .
Evangelist LaVerne Floyd Mitchell
Enjoy afun time oflearning and
'sharing. For information contact '
Baker at (904) 635-8789.

A free Career Workshop will be
held on July 23 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at
the Church of Jesus Chiist of Latter-
day Saints, 2800 South 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach. The.workshop,
presented in a group training ses-

sion, teaches how to develop the
skills needed-to achieve career
objectives. It also teaches how to
identify goals, skills and experience;
resumes; on-line apps; interviewing;
networking; job listing websites; pre-
senting yourself in 30 seconds; edu-
cation aids; knowing your resources
and planning for continued success.
The workshop is free and open to
the public. To register call Henna
Kerins at 261-4099.

Celtic music
Celtic Music and Worship will be
held July 24 at 6 p.m.' at St. Peter's
Episcopal Church, Eighth Street and
Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach.
This unique and restorative'worship
experience includes traditional Celtic
music and liturgy drawn from the
Iona atd Northumbrian communi-
ties. A moving, lovely occasion, per-
fect for bringing friends and family.
All are welcome.

Calvary Baptist Tabernacle,
87688 Roses Bluff Road, Yulee, will
feature guest speaker Terry Caffey
at 9:30 a.m. on July 24. Caffey has
appeared on TV shows such as "I
.Survived" on the Biography Channel
and is the author of the book Terror
by Night. He has been described as
the modern-day Job.
On March 1, 2008 at 3 a.m.,
Caffey's wife and two young sons
were murdered by the then-
boyfriend of his 16-year-old daugh-
ter. Caffey was shot over a dozen
times and left to die while the attack-
ers burned their house down. Hear
how he survived and share his testi-
mony.about forgiveness and how
God pulled him through this terrible
ordeal. Contact the Rev. Michael S.
Bowen at 321-7850 for information.

Family& Friends Day
Mount Horeb Baptist Church
(Lessie community)' in Hilliard will
celebrate its annual Family &
Friends Day on July 24 at 11 a.m.
The community is invited to come
and fellowship. The speaker will be
the Rev. George Fluellen, pastor of
New Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
and Welcome Friends Baptist
Church in Eastman, Ga.

Join the Salvation Army Hope
House on July 26 at noon for its

"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 offA1A across from the post
office. Call 225-5128 for information.

Memorial United
"Island Odyssey" is the theme for
Vacation Bible School to be held at
Memorial United Methodist Church
in Fernandinathe week of July 25-29.

Bible reading marathon planned

The community is invited to join
Living Waters World Outreach Center
as it hosts the ninth annual Around the
Clock Bible Reading beginning
Monday, Aug. 1 in the church sanc-
tuary at 96282 Brady Point Road, just
west of the Shave Bridge.
The Bible will be read verse by
verse beginning with Genesis 1:1 at 6
a.m. on Monday morning and ending
with Revelation 22:21 late Thursday
People of all ages will be reading
from the Word of God in 15 minute
intervals. Anyone interested in read-
ing should call the church office at
321-2117 or stop by the church and
sign up.
People interested in simply sitting
under the reading of God's Word
should feel free to come and listen
whenever time allows. A new feature
this year will be the entire reading
will be live streamed on the Internet,
whicfl will allow viewers around town
and around the world to experience
the Word of God being continually
To share the reading on the
Internet, log onto www.livingwater-

Weekly.Worship Service. Pastor
David Harrison of La Tierra
Prometida -The Promised Land
Church, will continue sharing power-
ful revelation on "How to Love God"
during the next few weeks. For
more information, call 321-0435 or
stop by the Hope House, located at
410 S: Ninth St.

Wise Shopping'
The Salvation Army and
Southeast Community Chuich are
offering a free class calle' "Wise
Shopping" on July 26 from 6-8 p.m.
Instructors will show you how to
make the most of coupons and
advertised'sales/promotions. Child-
care will be provided for $3 per child
to participants. Call (912) 882-6658
or e-mail charlene_sears@uss.salva-
tionarmy.org for information.

Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church Will
serve meals for individuals and fami-
lies in need in the area on Thursday,
July 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the

Carlos Serrano Jr. of the Prom-
ised Land Church in Fernandina
Beach takes a turn reading at
last year's Around the Clock
Bible Reading at Living Waters
World Outreach Center.

soutreach.org on Monday, Aug. 1 and
select the homepage link to the Bible

church, 941017 Old Nassauville
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

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 commu-
nity. All are invited. For information
call 261-6448.

Hispanic dinner
La Tierra Prometida (The
Promised Land) will host a dinner
featuring an array of Hispanic dishes
from 5 p.m. until... July 30 at 416
Alachua St. in the old Baptist church.

Open to rising kindergarten through
sixth grade students, each day's
activities from 8:30 a.m.-noon fea-
tures arts/crafts, games, snacks and
music. For questions or registration
contact Deena Wolfe at MUMC 261-
, 5769 or deena@mumconl;ine.com.
Faith Chrstian
At Discovery Summer Camp,
campers explore their talents and
creativity through a' variety of activi-
ties, including drama, music, the
arts, games, team-building, field-
trips, science, nature and even car-
Along the way, campers will

broaden their horizons as they dis-
cover the power they have to change
the world around them. Call 321-
2137 or visit www.fcaangels.com to
Download the camp registration

Christian academy
Fernandina Christian Academy at
First Baptist Church, 1600'S. Eighth
St., is accepting applications for chil-
dren entering kindergarten and first
grade in the 2011-12 school year and
will'add grades each year. Step Up
for Students Scholarships.accepted.
Call Principal Gwen Milam at 491-
5664 or (478) 3.96-4829.

Come taste the traditional foods of
Honduras, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, El
Salvador and Mexico. There is no
charge for admission, although dona-
tions will be happily accepted. All
donations will go to the building fund
for the Spanish ministry at La Tierra
Prometida. For information call
(904) 349-2595.
Havdalah service
The Jewish Community of Amelia
Island will host a Havdalah service
on July 30. Havdalah, which means
"separation," marks the end of a
sacred time period, the Sabbath.
Gather at7 p.m., services at 7:30
p.ni. Bring a dessert and/or wine for
socializing afterwards. To RSVP, for
more information and the location,
contact Debbie Price at 310-6060 or

Love Ministry
Love Ministry is still glorifying
the Lord. Join them at 10:30 am. on
July 30 to hear guest speaker
Minister Theadessa Williams Navite
tell how God changed her. Minister
Presiding Barbara Jenkins. Covenant
Community Church, Pastor Ludine
Pinkney, 528 S. Eighth St. Call 261-

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 Beadh Mission
House, Inc. New Life Christian
Fellowship is located at 2701 Hodges
Blvd., Jacksonville. Call (904) 223-
6000 or visit www.nlcf.org.

The St: Peter's Community
Concert Series resumes July 31 at 7 ;1
p.m. with a dazzling duo of piano and!
organ presented by the mother/
daughter team of Susan T McDuffie!
and Margery McDuffie Whatley.,
A free will offering will be taken
at the door. St. Peter's Episcopal-
Church is located at the corner of
Eighth Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Visit www.stpetersparish.org.

North Hilliard Baptist Church,
US 1, Hilliard, will host Holy Groundc;
Quartet in concert on July 31 at 6
p.m. Call (904) 845-2515 for informa-l

Springhill Baptist Church, 941017'
Old Nassauville Road, Nassauville,
will hold its Senior Adult Luncheon
at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 18.
To help with planning, please call!
the church office at 261-4741 with
Sthe approximate number that will be
Beach worship
Join Memorial United Methodist
Church for Summer Worship on the
Beach every Wednesday at 6 p.m.,
through Aug. 31.
Gather in front of Sliders for
singing and a short inspirational
message. In case of rain, worship will
-be held in the Sanctuary of MUMC
at 601 Centre St. For information call

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You! -
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
8:30 a.m. Holy-Eucharist \
9:15 a.m. Breakfast -Burns Hall ,
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p:m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday
904-261-4293 .

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

(The Promise Land)
irf clinic Mstinstry
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Farmers Market
Al and Anna Boatright of
Boatright Farm are now har-
vesting their field peas and
beans for the Fernandina
Farmers Market. On
Saturday, they will introduce
their new crop of Dixie Lee
peas as well as have available
their ford hook lima beans,
speckled butter beans, green
butter beans, zipper peas,
white acres peas and black-
eye peas with snaps.
Boatright Farm, a third-
generation farm, grows a full
range of produce including
squash, cucumbers, greens,
potatoes, watermelon, can-
taloupe and more. Also at the
market on July 23 will be
Deep Roots Grass-Fed Beef,
The Red Queen Cakery and
Minorcan Datil Pepper.
To sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter, go to www.fernan-
dinafarmersmarket.com. The
award-winning Fernandina
Farmers Market, open every
Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Seventh and Centre streets,
features farm-fresh produce
as well as a variety of organic
products and specialty foods.
Discover gourmet baked
goods from crusty breads to
delectable desserts and pre-
pared foods such as jellies,
relishes and marinades. The
market is also the perfect
location to choose from a
wide variety of specialty tropi-
cal plants and landscaping
plants, including orchids,
'erbs and garden flowers. No
pets, please. Call 491-4872 or
visit www.fernandinafarmers-
market.com. Visit
www.ameliagarden.com for
information about the 2012
Amelia Island Garden Show
on March 3 and 4.
Barrier island birds
Join a park ranger for an
interpretive pi-ogram that dis-
cusses the'various types of
bird species that can be found
across the natural communi-
ties of a barrier island on July
23 at 2 p.m. at the mrulti-use
trail pavilion located at the
south beach area on Little
Talbot Island.
Beach cleanup
Wild Amelia Nature
Festival, in partnership with
Fort Clinch State Park and
Keep Nassau Beautiful, will
host a beach cleanup on'the
Fort Clinch beach on July 31
starting at 10 a.m. In addition
to the cleanup, learn about
beach. features, beach animals
and tides and currents. Entry

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Anna Boatright of
Boatright Farm, above, will
have fresh field peas and
beans for sale at the
Fernandina Farmers
Market on Saturday.

to the park is waived for par-
ticipants. Meet at the fort
Sparking lot. For information
contact Len Kreger at
Park ceremony
The public is invited to
attend the 10th anniversary
rededication ceremony of the
Howard Gilman Memorial
Park in downtown St. Marys,
Ga., and the plaque dedica-
tion for the waterfront
amphitheater at 10 a.m. on
Aug. 6.
There will be brief
remarks by St. Marys' Mayor
Bill DeLoughy in honor of the
park and those who helped
the project come to fruition.
The St. Marys Waterfront
Theater Group provided the
amphitheater roof, which has
been a much-welcomed addi-
tion that has added an archi-
tectural interest to the water-
front shoreline.
*, Among St. Marys' many
spectacular settings is this
beautiful park where old-fash-
ioned wooden swings hang
.overlooking the sights and
sounds of the St. Marys River.
Residents and visitors alike
have enjoyed a decade of sim-
ple strolls through the park,
casual and elegant weddings,
and other special events that
include the ongoing Starry
Nights Series hosted in the
park each summer.
For'more information con-
tact Deborah Walker-Reed at
, (912) 5104041.

Barking tree frog a special visitor


Q I found a very interesting frog sit-
.ting on the branch of my dogwood
tree. It is quite large (about 2 1/2 inches
long), mostly white with a slight green
tinge on the tip of the mouth, legs and
rump. It also has black spots. After look-
ing on the Internet, it looked similar to a
barking frog. What do you think? JS

A I believe you are correct good
:detective work! The photo of your
frog is so attractive but I wanted to
share the following website -
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any of the nature lovers
out there as this site
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which explains why you
GARDEN saw some shades of dif-
TALK' ferent colors on it.
Barking frogs are often'
S found in swamps and
BeckyJordi low-lying pine areas.
What a special treat to
have the barking tree frog visit your
Females lay a clutch of up to about
2,000 eggs after heavy rains in'spring or
summer. Multiple clutches have been
documented in Georgia (Perrill and
Daniel 1983). Eggs hatch in several
days.. Aquatic larvae metamorphose, into
terrestrial form in about 1-2 months.
They spend most of their lives in trees,.
Sbut when temperatures dip they burrow
under tree roots and moist leaf debris to
protect them from the drying, cold
weather. Insects and small invertebrates
are the bulk of their diet.

( What is wrong with my crape myr-
.tle? Some of the limbs are dying
Most of the leaves are yellowing
and spotting. I remember hearing you
say how important is it not to plant trees
too deeply and I am sure this tree is
planted correctly. What can we do? DD

A Since crape myrtles are so hardy it
.was difficult for me to determine
what might be wrong without going out
and looking at the tree on site. You were
correct, it was not planted too deeply
but I was able to see the remains of
mushrooms from a root decay called
The mushrooms do not last long but
they do indicate the decay has spread
when the organism starts putting out
fruiting bodies mushroomsms. There is
no way to chemically remedy this decay
of the roots. The.damage is.done. I
would remove the mushrooms immedi-
ately, take away mulch from around the
base of the tree, and cut allgirdlihg and
circling roots. The decay may be only
on one side of the tree, but it can and
will spread to the other roots and the
tree will decline further. More and more

Barking tree frogs, left, are
often found in swamps and
low-lying pine areas.
Powdery mildew, above,
causes leaves, stems and
flowers to become distort-
ed and stunted.

should be planted in sunny locations
allowing free air movement so that wet
foliage dries quickly. The following culti-
vars are showing excellent or good
resistance to powdery mildew: Semi-
dwarf (15 feet) Acoma (white), Caddo
(pink), Hope (blush-white), Pecos
(pink), and Tonto (red). Intermediate
(up to 20 feet) Aptlachee (orange),
Centennial Spirit (dark red), Christiana
(deep red), Comanche (coral pink),
Hopi (pink), Lipan (red-lavender), Near
East (pink), Osage (pink), Osage Blush
(pink), Sioux (pink), and Yuma (laven-
der). Full tree (over 20 feet) Basham's
Party Pink (lavender pink), Biloxi
(pink), Choctaw (pink), Fantasy
(white), Kiowa (white), Miami (pink),
Muskogee (lavender pink), Natchez
(white), Townhouse (white), Tuscarora
(coral;pink), Tuskegee (pink), Twilight
(dark purple), and Wichita (lavender).
Also, it is important to have .
a confirmed diagnosis before applying
any pesticide. The condition on your
crape myrtle is caused by a fungus,
therefore insecticides would not be ben-
eficial. The improper application of pes-
ticides means we are not following the
guidelines set by the federal gqvern-
ment on the pesticide label. In essence,
we are breaking the law. Improper pesti-
cide application wastes time and money
and can contribute to the pest resist-
For any of your plant problems,
attend the free plant clinics at the Yulee
office at 86026 Pages Dairy Road the
dates are listed on our website at
Rebecca Jordi, UF/IFAS County
Extension Director for Nassau County
and Nassau County Horticulture Agent
III, is a University of Florida faculty
member Mail questions to Garden Talk,
c/o Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County.
Extension, 543350 US 1, Callahan, FL
32011. Visit http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.


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of the tree limbs will lose their leaves
and, limb by limb, the tree will go.
You can remove the tree immediate-
ly but replacing any tree or shrub now,
as we are going into the heat of the
summer, does not give us the best
chance for the plant to become well
established. Ultimately, removal of the
tree stump and roots wilLbe essential.
When taking out the tree, try to remove
as much of the soil as possible and
replace it with clean, well-drained soil.
Keep the new tree from stress by pro-
viding appropriate irrigation during ini-
tial planting and establishment period.
However, it is also important to not
over-water drought tolerant trees aid
shrubs. Twice a week watering is often
too much for woody ornamentals, which
results in root decay and disease issues.
A publication from the University of
Florida explaining more on armillaria
may be found at http://hort.ufl.edu/

S.What is this white stuff on the
*.new growth of my crape myrtles?

A .After seeing the tree clippings
Brought into the office, it was easy
to diagnose the problem as powdery
mildew, Erysiphe lagerstroemiae.
Powdery mildew first appears on
new shoots as a whitish powder that
later spreads to the surface of leaves,
stems and flowers and causes them to
'become distorted and stunted. In severe
cases, leaves may drop prematurely and,
flower buds may fail to open. Shady,
humid locations and cool nights encour-
age powdery mildew in addition to fre-
quent wetting of the foliage by irrigation
or rainfall. Powdery mildeww is most
prevalent in spring and fall.
The best way to avoid powdery
mildew is to plant one of the cultivars
bred and selected for resistance to pow-
dery mildew. Additionally, crape myrtle


FRIDAY, JULY 22s. 2011

Georgia Bulldogs on Henry's mind


Flash forward to 2013 and
a couple of Yule Hornets may
be playing football in the,
SEC. .
SJunior Derrick "Shocka"
Henry verbally agreed last
week to play at the University
of Georgia. Teammate Kelvin
Rainey, a senior, has a verbal
agreement to play next fall at
South Carolina.
If their plans come to
fruition, Rainey will be the
first Division I signee from
Yule High School and Henry
will be the second in any
"It's exciting for the pro-
gram," YHS Coach Bobby
Ramsay said. "I didn't think
four years ago I would have a
kid signing with an SEC
With both of them poten-
tially playing in the SEC,
Ramsay said the pair are get-
ting an ear full from coaches
and teammates.
'They hung out Saturday
night and I was messing with
them," Ramsay said. "I told
Them, 'Don't beat up on each
other now. You're not rivals
all the sudden.' Every year
they'll be duking it out for
SEC East:"
Rainey can't sign until
February and Henry's com-
mitment will remain verbal
until February of his senior
"Derrick still has quite-a
bit of time," Ramsay said. "I
imagine recruiters will still
consider him, but as of right
now, he's committed to
"Derrick is a pretty
straight-up kid. I'e certainly
deserves the right to change
his mind if something hap-
pens to Georgia or he decides
he wants to check out other.
options. But at the same tile,;
I don't think it will change."

Yulee High School junior
Derrick "Shocka" Henry
plans to play football at the
University of Georgia in

Henry seems unwavering
"The first time Ivisited, I
didn't know what to expect,"
he said. "I was overwhelmed
by the coaches. It was just a
good experience.
"When I went back, I had
my hopes up. They were all
thinking like I was, so I com-
Henry, 17, caught the eye
of other Division I schools,
including South Carolina,
Florida, Florida State and
"I knew he liked Georgia
and I knew they had a good
shot at him," Ramsay said.
"He said it felt like'home."
"It felt like family," Henry
said. "It was like the chem-
istry I have with my high
school coaches. They are
"When I met them, they
said 'welcome to the family.' I
felt like it was the right place
to be. I knew I wanted to play
in the SEC."
But Henry has the 2011
season to contend with and
he has high hopes forthe
Hornets this fall.
." -"We're playing on TV, so
e ever'y'ihe is wokimn'hlard,"'
said the 6foot-3, 230-pound

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Henry logs time in the weightroom Wednesday morning as he prepares for the 2011 season with the Hornets.

running back. "We have a
tough schedule."
Henry was the most valu-
able player on the all-Nassau
County football team last sea- -
son, earned all-First Coast
offensive player of the year
honors and.was named
MaxPreps' national sopho-
more of the year after rushing
for 2,788 yards and 39 Hornet
Henry is more than ready
to tackle the upcoming sea-
S"All this hype," he said.
"In' taller than ahy other
back and I have a lot to prove

but I like all eyes 6n me. God
gave me this talent and I like
to.show what I can do."'
And his coaches are ready
to unleash him.
S"I think Derrick's produc-
tivity has been pretty solid the
last couple of years. I expect
him to put up some more
numbers," Ramsay said.
"I expect (Derrick and
Kelvin) to be leaders and set
the tone in the lockerroom,"
Ramsay said. "I think we need
to get the ball a little bit more
to Kelvin than we did last
year. He's a two-way player.
"We have a lot of big

games coming up this year.
They always seem to play well
in those games. I expect that
to continue."
In addition to matchups
against tough area teams, the
Hornets will take on Buford
in a televised game. ,.
"We're playing up in
Atlanta against one of the best
programs in the Southeast,"
Ramsay said. 'That should be
a great challenge for us. We
have First Coast, Trinity
Christian, Jackson and
Gainesville High School, but
you can't lose sight of what
you have to get done in dis-

trict. Our focus is first and
foremost on Fernandina and
West Nassau.
'The county championship
carries weight If you win
county, you're home for the.
first round of the playoffs."
Henry, who Ramsay said
has also gotten even faster
since last season, said he
hopes he's witnessing the
future of Yulee football with
two players committed to
Division I schools.
"I hope we're starting a
trend at this school. We want
to put Yulee on the map,"
Henry said.


The Fern-
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Club host-
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camp this
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from the
pro staff
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FRIDAY. J UI 22. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

Kids in the kitchen at cooking camp

Receiving last-minute instructions at the 4-H "Iron Chef Cooking Camp" from Family and Consumer Science Agent Meg McAlpine, above, are Bonnie Miller, Desiree
Hambrock, Jesse Clark, Julia Clark, Sara Woods, Emily Adkins, Elysa Renter, Ethan Knagge, Marshall Hanson and Connor. Carter. Colorful vegetables for a baked spaghetti
squash dish are diced up by students Carter Hanson, Bonnie Miller and Jesse Clark, below right and center. Below left, Desiree Hambrock prepares a pepper as classmates
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Family and Consumer
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and her master food and nutri-
tion volunteers provided
instruction on cooking, table
setting and manners.
"This is all about learning
by doing," said McAlpine, who
taught students about proper

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Katy practices retrieving tennis balls at the Nassau Humane Society Dog Park pool, above, in preparation for the "Splash Bash"
party on Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. at the park. Lois Jost, below, is Katy's beloved best friend and "coach."

Event to help two groups' missions
of saving lives human and animal

For the News-Leader
Many cancer patients know the
power of support from their doctors,,
family and friends and from their
No one knows better than Lois Jost.
Throughout her treatment and recov-
ery, the 11-year cancer survivor had
her spirits lifted by her beloved golden
retriever, Lucy.
"You're going through chemo and
radiation, and you don't feel very good.
It's a calming thing to be able to sit
with your dog, pet your dog," Jost says..
"Lucy was very comforting when I was
going though allof that. You don't
know what you'd do without your pet.
They provide so much comfort and
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Sadly, the Fernandina Beach Realtor
lost her friend Lucy last August after
her own battle with cancer. But Jost
and her new best friend, a golden
named Katy, will be honoring her and
all cancer patients and their caregivers,
human and canine at two special
events soon.
Teams participating in the American
Cancer Society's-Relay For Life of
Fernandina Beach/Yulee are joining
forces with the Nassau Humane
Society for a pair of fundraisers to help
both groups' missions saving lives,
both human and animal. Coming up
first will be the Splash Bash, where
Katy will be the star of the show and
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July 23 will be the Parks and
Recreation Department's third
installment of Family Fun Day, from
10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Central Park. If you
have children and are looking for a
way to beat the heat, this is the event
for you. Celebration Party Rental will
bring out --
its lineof ,

slides and
games and
also be
slip and
slides, water balloon fights and kid-
die pools for the little ones. All of
this is free. There will also be plenty
of tasty treats available for purchase -
snow-cones, funnel cakes, cotton
candy, nachos, hamburgers, hot
dogs. drinks and much more.
Slap on some sun block and come
down to the park for some fun.
For information contact Jay at 277-
7350, ext. 2013 or jrobertson@

Meet Fernandina Beach artist
Paul Maley as he shares his passion
and imagi-
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color and
bold form
at the
Seventh Street Gallery. 14 S. Seventh
St. Maley will be at the gallery from
5-7 p.m.. July 23. or if your schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 22.2011

Kat Parsons visits with Buddha while
touring in Japan.

A ticket to

the world

Musician's songs
reflect her travels
If you were lucky enough to see the
Parsons Family perform here last year
while they were in town visiting family,
Kat Parsons' talent will come as no sur-
prise, considering the musical back-
grounds of her mother, father and brother.
But when Kat has.the stage all to herself,
that's when the full extent of her vocal
range and original lyrics really cpme to
When she released her debut CD, "No
Will Power," in 2005, Parsons quickly
drew rave reviews and critical acclaim.
The production of the CD was fully
financed in advance by her legions of fans
(more than 8,000 are on her email list),
since she had already been performing
across the U.S. But it didn't take long for
Parsons to be invited to perform inter na-
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doesn't permit, visit earlier in the
day after 11 a.m. For information call
491-5269 or 556-7636.

The third annual
Jazz at Burney Park,
on historic
American /
Beach, will be
held on July 23 from 5-8 p.m. The
band Pierre & Co. will be featured.
All are welcome. Bring your chair
and your dancing shoes.
Refreshments will be available.
The Eight Flags Charter Chapter
of the American Business Women's
Association will feature guest speak-
er Michele McManamon at its meet
ing uly 28 at 6
p.m. at the
Beach Golf
Course, 2800
Bill Melton
is co-owner and
operator of Sandler Training in
Jacksonville, a sales and manage-
ment training development compa-
ny. McManamon will present
"Improving your Bating Average."
focusing on Behavior, Attitude and
To RSVP to Susan Sturges at
susan8050aol.com. Indicate if you
will attend dinner or the meeting
only. The buffet-style dinner is $15.
check or cash at the door.
Submit items by5 p.m. Tuesday to Sian
Perryatsperry t ; 'n,_ I ,, I, ..1,

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FRIDAY. JULY 22.2011 LEISURE News-Leader


The Book Loft, 214
Centre St., announces the
launch of its "Kids Story
Time" every Thursday at 4
p.m. and every Saturday at
11 a.m. with Lindsay Baer, the
"Children's Story Lady." All
children are welcome. Call
261-8991 for,further informa-
* *
The Yulee High School
Colorguard will hold'a yard
sale to raise money for uni-
forms and equipment on
July 23 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at
Blackrock Baptist Church in
* *
The Methodist Home for
Children & Youth's third
annual Benefit Fish Fry will
be held July23 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 infor-
mation or to purchase fish fry
and raffle tickets.
The Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise will
host a "Pancakes for a
Good Cause" breakfast on
July 30 from 8-10 a.m. at
Applebee's, 2006 S. Eighth
St., Fernandina Beach.
Tickets are $8 and available
through Rotary members or
contact Diane Jordan at
dianejordan@comcast.net for
details. Walk-ups accepted.
Funds raised will benefit local
charities. Visit www.ameliais-

Author Parker Francis
will sign copies of his new
mystery, MatanzasBay, on
July 30 from 1-4 p.m. at
Books Plus, 107 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach. In the
book, St. Augustine's storied
past plays a major rble as pri-
-vate investigator Quint
Mitchell discovers links to
ancient sins, comes face to
face with his own past and
unleashes powerful forces
that will do anything to keep
their secrets even if it
means taking his life.
Matanzas Bay is available as
a trade paperback as well as
an eBook in both Kindle and
Nook formats.

A Union Garrison at Fort
Clinch State Park will be
held Aug. 6-7, featuring living
history interpreters who show
visitors how the soldiers lived
during the Civil War. Activities
may include powder artillery
demonstrations, medical
demonstrations and soldier
drills. Additionally, soldiers and
civilians offer a glimpse into
garrison life by taking up duty
in the laundry, infirmary, bar-
racks and kitchen. Hours are
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9
a.m.-noon Sunday. Call 277-
7274 or visit www.floridas-

The next WIN WIN
(Women in Nassau Helping

Women in Need) network-
ing meeting will be hosted
by Diane LaPatra of Centre
Street Treasures on Aug. 8
at 6:30 p.m. at the North
Hampton Pool Clubhouse and
will benefit Micah's Place, a
nonprofit organization that
assists victims of domestic
Bring a $10 check payable
to Micah's Place and an appe-
tizer or dessert and bottle of
wine to share. Non-alcoholic
beverages are provided.
Business members may bring
brochures and business cards
to distribute and door prizes
are optional. Donations are a
business tax deduction. To
RSVP or for information con-
tact Diane LaPatra at 277-
6626 or dlapatra@att.net. Visit

,The Amelia Island Con-
vention & Visitors Bureau is
taking entries until Aug. 15
for The Second Annual
Great Southern Tailgate
Cook-off, scheduled Aug.
26-27; entries after Aug. 1
pay $15 extra.
The cook-off at Main
Beach will include profession-
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
Championship contest.
Cost is $100 per backyard
(amateur) team and $250 per
professional team. Enter a
best sauce and seafood cate-
gory for an additional $25.
The cook's choice contest is
$25 to enter and the winner
takes all. The event kicks off
football season and will
include a "Best Decorated"
team booth.
To register or for informa-
tion visit www.gstailgate-
* *
The Fernandina Beach
High School Class of 1976.
35-year reunion will take
place Aug. 27 from 6:30-11
p.m. at the Femandina Beach
Golf Club, 2800 Bill Melton
Road. If you have not
received your invitation con-
tact Joyce A. Jones at joyce-
jones01 @gmail.com or 583-
1949 forinformation. RSVP
deadline'is Aug. 11.


Ann Kemp, has an exhibit
of photographic images
titled "Photosynthesis:
Seeing with my Heart, Mind
and Soul" at the Mclntosh
Art Association in Darien,
Ga., through Aug. 30. Visit
the Old Jail Art Center-at 404
North Way in Darien. Visit
om for details. Call (912) 437-
7711.. 1
An exhibit by native
Fernandina Beach artist
Briaq Barnard is at Indigo
Alley Wine Bar and Secret
Garden, 306 Centre St.,
Fernandina Beach, through
Aug. 31. Indigo Alley is open
4 p.m.-midnight, Tuesday-
Saturday. Call 261-7222 or


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Blues Festival
The inaugural Amelia Island Blues
Festival Sept 16-17at Main Beach will
include music, food drinks and more wnr,
blues artists such as Willie 'Big Eyes" Smnh
Albert Castiglia. David Gerald Band Roger
"Hurricane" Wilson. Blislur, Conrad Oberg,
6th Street Rhythm & Blues Review and
many more One-day passes are $15 and
two-day passes $25 in advance and avail-
able. along With the full lineup and nlforma-
tion, at www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com.
Preview concerts will be held Aug 18 and
Sept 8 from 7 30-10 pm at Cafe Karibo 27
N Third St
Jazz Festival
Tickets are now on sale for the 2011
Amelia Island Jazz Festival, Oct 2-9, featur-
ing Buckwheat Zydeco and Nicole Henry and
an expanded look that will present headliner
events over a large portion ol the St Peter's
Episcopal Church campus in downtown
Ferniandina Beach, using the lawn and park-
ing lots for additional music, toed vendors.
plus dining and cocktail areas Purchase tick-
ets at wwwameliaislandlazzfeslival com, call
1904) 504-4772 or email
into ameliaislandiazzfestival com
Music cruises
Amelia River Cruises' Adult BYOB"
Twilight Tour will feature Zane Cunningham
tonight and Larry LaMier July 23 and 24
Cruises are 7-9 p m and tickets are $29 per
person at 1 North Front St, Fernandina
Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at
www.ameliarlvercruises com.
The second annual Amelia Island
SunSplash music festival will be held Aug 6-
7, featuring rock, Jazz reggae, funk blues
and more all for free at the beach Groove
to a vanety of live music, with food, games
and drinks For more information, visit
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre St.,
hosts a music circle on Saturdays from 7.30-
10 p m featuring great local musicians.
Admission is free and all are welcome Come
enjoy dessert, coffee and music -
Cafe Karibo
Cafe Karibo, 27 N, Third St., live music
Friday and Saturday from 6-9 p.m on the
patio outside; live music Sundays outside
from 5-8 p.m. Call 277-5269. Visit
DogStar Tavem
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N Second St, Jazz
Chronic tonight. Head Seeds July 23; and
The Fritz July 29 Visit Dog Star on
Facebook Call 277-8010
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S Third St live
music. Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher

visit www.indigo-alley.com.
* *
The Amelia Island Artists
Workshop is offering three
different workshops: in
watercolor, oil and encaus-
tic, in September.
Registration deadline is 45
days prior to each workshop.
The first is Sept. 9-11 with
watercolor portrait artist
Suzanna Winton; followed by
classical oil painter Leah
Lopez' Sept, 10-12; and Linda
Womack, nationally known
encaustic (beeswax) painter,
Sept. 12-16.
Classes will be held at
locations around the island.
For information and registra-
tion contact Mikolean
Longacre at 415-3900 or
Sandra Baker-Hinton at 491-
8040 or 557-1195.


The Amelia Island Film
Society continues its July
series with two 1960's clas-
sics by Jacques Demy,
"The Young Girls of
Rochefort" at 7 p.m. today
and 23 and "The Umbrellas
of Cherbourg" at 9:30 p.m.

BASH Continuedfrom 1B
contributors will have a chance to win
a cash prize.
The Splash Bash party begins at 6
p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Nassau
Humane Society Dog Park, on Airport
Road across the street from the
Fernandina Beach airport. Admission is
free and appetizers, beer and wine will-be
available. Tickets are $10 each for a
chance to win in the night's big event,
which will be at the dog park's swimming
Each ticket will be numbered, and
tennis balls with corresponding numbers
will be plunked into the pool. Katy will
plunge in and grab two of the balls and
the holders of both winning tickets will
receive 25 percent of the total proceeds
from the ticket sales. The remaining pro-
ceeds will benefit the Nassau Humane
Society and Fernandina Beach/Yulee
Relay for Life.
Tickets are available now at First
Federal Bank of Florida, Redbones Dog
Bakery, the NHS Dog Park on Airport
Road and online at
NassauHumaneSociety.com. You can buy
as many as you like, and don't have to be
present to.win.
Katy has been rehearsing, and "she's

Ave karaoke 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
Thursday Fndays and Saturdays. Call 321 -
2430 Visit www horizonsameliaisland com
Instant Groove
The Inslant Groove plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Indigo Alley
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 Wednesdays at 7
p m Indigo Film Club, open mike night
Thursday ar 7-30 p m.; live music Fridays
and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Call 261-7222.
Larry & The Backtracks perform one
Thursday a month at Kelley's Courtyard
Cafe, 19 S Third St. Upcoming dales are
Aug 4. Sept 1, Oct. 6 and Nov 3 Call 432-
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
'pm with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7 30 p m.;
Dan Voll Tuesdays 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 Visri
www okanes com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St., enter-
tainment most nights. Call Bill Chllders at
491-3332 or email at
blll@thepalacesaloon.com to reserve VIP
Sandy Bottoms
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 23:
shaggin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-7
p m Pili Pill in the tikl bar Wednesdays from
5 30-9:30 p.m live music in the bar all week-
end Call 277-6652 Visit www.sliderssea-
side.com. Join Sliders on Facebook and
The Surf
The Surf Restaurant and Bar 3199 South
Fletcher Ave Andy Haney lonighi Richard
Stratton July 23. Gary Stewart noon-4 p m.
and Gary Kenlston 5-9 p m. July 24; Andy
Haney July 25; Reggle Lee July 26; DJ Roc
July 27, and Early McCall July 28. Call 261-

both days at Fernandina
Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St.
The musical "Young Girls"
stars Gene Kelly, Catherine
Deneuve and her sister,
Francoise Dorleac. "The
Umbrellas" stars Deneuve
and Niro Castelnuovo, with
music by Michel Legrand.
Tickets are $10 per
screening ($8 for'members)
and available at The Book Loft
and Books Plus downtown, by
Calling 624-1145, online.at
www.aifsociety.org and at the
door if not sold out.
On July 30 at 11 a.m. the
society will present its first
children's screening. Tickets
are $5 and children must be
accompanied by an adtlt.

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold auditions
for the comedy "The Seven
Year Itch" at 7 p.m. July 25
and 26 in the studio theater
at 209 Cedar St. There are
roles for three men ages 30
and older and six women
ages 18 and older. Four of the
women's roles are similar to
cameos and would not require
an extensive rehearsal time
commitment. The show is set

in 1952. Performances are
between Sept. 29-Oct. 15. For
information visit www.amelia-'
communitytheatre.org or call
261-6749. Scripts are avail-
able to check out. Those inter-
ested in working on offstage
crews are invited to attend
auditions also.

"Almost Abba" opens
July 28 at Alhambra Theater
& Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd.,
Jacksonville. For reservations
call the box office at (904)
641-1212 or visit www.alham-
* *
Amelia Community
Theatre will present "The
Cocktail Hour" at 8 p.m.
Aug. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20,
with a matinee performance
on Aug. 14
at 2 p.m.
.The con-
that take
place in this
comedy dur-
ing the ritual
cocktail hour
are both
funny and
poignant as

a bit of a ball hog she wants to get all
the balls out of the water," Jost says with
a laugh. But she's confident that Katy
will be up to the task. "We're working
with her and my husband, Dave, is a bet-
ter trainer than I am. She takes a break
to rest, and she's ready to go again."
A second fundraiser is planned for
Saturday, Sept. 10 the Bark for
Life, a noncompetitive walk through
downtown Fernandina Beach, starting
with 9 a.m. opening ceremonies at
Central Park.
"This event pays tribute to those who
have had cancer and to the canine pets
who help them through treatment," says
Sandy Balzer, a Nassau Humane Society
volunteer who is helping to coordinate
both the walk and the Splash Bash.
"This is the first event of its kind in
Florida and it's also a tribute to our pets
who have battled cancer," Balzer says.
All proceeds will be divided equally
between NHS and Relay for Life. In addi-
tion to the dog walk, there will be food
and activities throughout the day Sept.
The pre-registration fee is $10 per
dog, and you can register now at the
NHS Dog Park, Redbones Dog Bakery
or at NassauHumaneSociety.com. Late
registration will be $15 per dog, starting


at 8 a.m. Sept. 10 at Central Park.
Supporters of the cause will get a goodie
bag and doggie bandana.
For more information, please visit the
NHS website or call Sandy Balzer at 491-
As a cancer survivor and dog lover,
Jost calls both the Relay for Life and the
Humane Society "near and dear to my
heart." She hopes the upcoming events
will help both causes and raise aware-
ness that many rescue animals (like
Katy) can make wonderful pets. She
knows how valuable a special pet can be,
especially during difficult times.
"Going through cancer treatment is
tough but you can enjoy your dog, even
when you feel bad," Jost says. "Your dog
doesn't care if you've lost all of your hair.
Your dog just wants to make you happy."
For her time with Lucy, and the com-
fort she brought, 'I consider myself very
Jost and her team, "Lois & Friends,"
will be participating at the Relay for Life
of Fernandina Beach/Yulee event on
Nov.5-6 at Yulee High School. For more
information, please contact Alice Nolan
at (904) 335-1825.
Ed Hardee is a volunteer at the Nassau
Humane Society and a member of its
board of trustees.


Kat Parsons will perform
on Friday, July 29 at "An
Evening of Story & Song,"
the popular concert series
hosted by Mark and Donna
Paz Kaufman and spon-
sored by First Coast
Community Bank and Mixed
M6dia. Doors to Burns Hall
at St. Peter's Parish (Ninth
Street and Atlantic Avenue)
open at 7:15 p.m. for open
seating and refreshments;
the show starts at 8 p.m. A
$10 donation to the artist is
requested. For more infor-
mation, call261-8525 or
visit www.KatParsons.com.

STORY Continued from 1B
tionally. With only her pas-
sion for music, but no man-
agement company or booking
agency, she began to explore
opportunities to cultivate an,
international fan base as well.
To date, Parsons has per-
Sformed in front of thousands
of adoring fans all over the
world. The list of venues
abroad includes Australia,
Belgium, Borneo, Brunei,
Canada, England, France,
Germany, India, Ireland,
Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands,
Scotland, Singapore, South
Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
Every story that Parsons
shares about her most memo-
rable experiences abroad
reflects how much she loves
to connect with people, be it
at an elephant sanctuary in
Thailand, the couple from
India who asked her to play at
their wedding, or on the soc-
cer field in Vietnam where
she was the lone female play-'
er in a pick-up game.
"All of my touring has sup-
ported a general faith in
humanity," said Parsons. "I
would often find myself lost,
confused and with way more
luggage/equipment than I
could handle on my own and
was amazed at all the ways in
which people helped me -
traveling with me to my next
"It was always an adven-
ture to see what was around
the corner and I never wor-
ried about any of it because I
was always taken care of by
the citizens of the world...
what a beautiful bunch we
For all her travels, Amelia
Island remains a favorite
place to visit because FPaji on'
grandparents, Bobbi and
George Fowle, have lived
here for years. Although her
grandfather recently passed
away, Parsons still makes it a
point to visit her grandma as
often as she can.
By offering to perform
locally while she's here the
show is on Friday, July 29 at 8
p.m. in Burns Hall at St.
Peter's Episcopal Parish -
Parsons will grow her fan
base even more.

an adult son tells his family he
has written a play about them.
Tickets are $20 for adults and
$10 for students (includes col-
lege). Call 261-6749 or to pur-
chase online visit www.ameli-

The Douglas Anderson
School of the Arts Alumni
Association presents
Showtime 25, benefiting the
Douglas Anderson School
of the Arts Alumni
Scholarship Fund, on Aug.
19 at 7:30 p.m. at the
Douglas Anderson Theatre,
2445 San Diego Road in
Tickets are available online
for $15 general admission or
$10 for students, alumni and
current/former faculty. Call
(904) 339-5025, email daso-


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102 Lost & Found
LOST KEYS at Publix last week. If
found, please return to Publix Customer
Service or call (904)753-6069.

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

LOST CAT Small black & white
female with full tail missing since
7/18/2011 from Egret & Pheasant area
offCitrona. 261-9426

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and a 1998 Plymouth Van VIN#
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among departments and providing
premier customer service. High school
or GED required. 2 years experience in
a clerical field. Knowledge of Microsoft
Office preferred. Please submit all
resume, to careers(afssnf.ora.

Family Support Services has an
opening for a Family Services
Supervisor for our Yulee location.
Responsibilities will include (but not
limited to) supervision and
performance monitoring of staff,
ensuns quality delivery of services,
monitor budget. Provide oversight of
Foster Care, In Home Services and
Adoption, and when needed, carry a
small caseload. Bachelor's Degree In
social work or related area of study
from an accredited college or university
required and 3 years exp. In human
services or child welfare programs. 1
year of supervisory experience
preferred, certification helpful. Please
submit all resumes to
couple needed for small condo
complex, living onsite, office, building
maintenance and rental management
responsibilities. CAM license required.
Email resume to:
for Amblia Island office. Wed. and Sat.
mornings and Frl. afternoons. Fax
resume to 912-729-8133.
Realty has positions for qualified
REALTORS. For confidential Interview
call broker John Pullce (904)556-4723.
ladies retail store. EOE. Fax resume to
iSPRAY TECH for Custom Cabinet
Shop. FT w/benefits..Min. 5 yrs exp. in
high end cabinetry.'Must have eye for
detail, organization skills, fast pace
work environment. Color matching
skills a plus. Pay based on exp. Serious
inquiries only. Drug Free wkpl. Apply in
person M-TH, Mooney's Custom
Woodworks, 1854 S 8th St.
school program. Mail resume detailing
education and experience to Miss
Kite's' Pre-K,' P. ':-0 Bbx 1115, F.B.
32035. .. ... .
DRIVERS WANTED for taxi cab
corpany.. Under new ownership:
Reliable, professional, & willing to work
weekends. Please contact Ace
Transportation at: (904)225-8888 for
.COMPANY is seeking a motivated
Landscape Installer with knowledge of
Florida plants, experience preferred.
Must have reliable transportation, and
valid Florida Drivers License required.
Salary based upon experience. Call
James at (904)887-8266.
ING COMPANY looking for admini-
strative assistant, must be proficient in
Excel and Word; please send resume to
rcoltran e@resourcep.com
- Indoor (cleaning) and out door
(grounds) 40 hrs. benefits, Immediate
start; must be self motivated, organiz-
ed, detail oriented. Knowledge of H/AC,
plumbing, electrical,,welcomed. E-mail
resume and references to:
office ast etersoarlsh.ora
A busy medical practice is looking for
an experienced Medical Assistant.
Great attitude is a must. Monday-
Friday with great benefits. Apply by
sending resumes, to

Council on Aging of Nassau County
Successful candidate must have a
Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years
of direct experience in the non-profit
sector including a background in social
services. Proven leadership and fund
raising skills are also required.
Interested candidates should send
resumes to: Mr. Ed Coates, Council on
Aging of Nassau County, 1367 South
18th Street, Femandina Beach, FL
32034 or emplovment(Stcoanassau.com
licensed 96 bed limited mental health
assisted living facility, Is now accepting
applications for a full time resident
care coordinator to work the 2pm -
10:30pm shift which shall include the
This position will be responsible for
managing resident care needs,
supervising the work "of frontline
caregivers, ensuring compliance with
regulatory requirements. This person
should have a min of two or four year
Bachelor's degree and will need to
have excellent written and verbal
communication skills, innovative
problem solver and strong leader. If
you would like to learn and grow In the
adult psychiatric field we want to speak
with youl
Please contact Douglas Adklns or Trish
CastellanI 'for an Interview. Please
e-mail resume to: dadkins777(abell
south.net or trish davsorinovillaoe.oro
and call (904)845-7501 for an

204 Work Wanted
$649.00. Call (904)237-7324.
Small jobs welcomed. (904)583-1465
Home Inspections, Mold Assessing,
Mold Remediation & Remodeling -
State certified in all areas. Free
estimates. Call (904)237-7324.
"No job too large or small."
Free estimates (904)208-3220
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
CARE'- Call Gwen (904)237-7324.
Christian widow In exchange for a place
to live in FB/AI. Call 335-0680

207 Business
a red hot Dollar, Dollar Plus, Mailbox or
Discount Party Store from $51,900
worldwide. 100% turnkey. Call now
(800)518-3064. www.drss20.com. ANF

305 Tutoring
Fridays 9:45 at "ABC" 1303 Jasmine
St., #102. Back-to-school tutoring
special: 6 sessions for $125 (Exp.
9/30/11) call Korrin 904-415-0674.

501 Equipment
great shape, 30 copies a minute,
scanner, fax 450,000 copies to date.
Asking $1,000. (904)262-9828 x24

503 Pets/Supplies
MIN-PIN Female, red, med., 6 mos.
old, all shots, $350. (904)879-2722
GREAT DOG free to a good home.
1.5 yr. old female, med size, yellow lab
mix, loving, well trained, great
w/children, cats, & dogs. Spayed & all
shots current. (904)491-6820

601 Garage Sales
PATIO SALE Display items,
overstock, candles, and more. Behind
Southern Touch on 3rd St. FrI. & Sat:,

air impact tools, air comp., tool boxes,.
hand tools, small boat, heavy duty util
trailer, boat trailer, many more Items.
Info! Call 491-8511, 415-4655. 96334
Duval Rd. near Lowe's.
SAT. 7/23 Two family yard sale.
Books, movies, knick-knacks, misc.
91064 Fiddler Dr.,,Piney Island. 8am-?.
Rain cancels.
GARAGE SALE 85533 Claxton Rd.,
Yulee. Assortment of stuff: men',
women's, paint ball, MP3 player. Sat."
7/23, 9am-?

601 Garage Sales

HUGE YARD SALE' Multi-family.
Clothes, household items, baby items,
small furniture. Old Johnson Gas Co.
building 1/2 mile'south on US Hwy 17.
Sat. 7/23, 8am-lpm.
SAT. 7/23 9am-lpm. 737 Wren Dr.,
Fernandina Beach. Retired collectibles
still in boxes, antique school desk,
Christmas Village, Harley Davidson
seats, china, Fostoria, Lenox, Thomas
choo choo, much more.

601 GarageSales
LISA'S HOUSE 2106 Jekyll Ct.
Madam Alexander dolls, toys, hunting
stuff, clothing,. Harley shirts, Pack n'
Plays, tools, & fishing items. Sat.,

Geiger Rd., F.B. Household items,
bikes', exercise equipment, books. Sat.
7/23, 8am-?

items, household, gardening, lamps,
pictures, furniture, brand new men's
Schwinn bike, new small kitchen
appliances still in box, blinds, rugs.
5401 Waldron St., or call 261-3021.

FRI. 7/22, 9AM-12PM & SAT. 7/22,
9AM-2PM Too much to mention.
Something for everyone. 85847 Harts
Road West, follow signs.

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

607 Antiques
& Collectibles
- Cabinet in good condition. Asking
$595. (904)225-7321

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

1602 Articles for Sale 11611 Home Furnishings I

S$600/OBO. (904)525-1507

POOL TABLE Have all document-
ation. Excellent condition. Regulation
size. Beautiful. $1600. (904)583-2916

FOR SALE Treadmill, $125. Call

CONTENTS OF HOME Teak, outdoor
wicker, solid wood furniture, & more.
Call 557-8258.

CURIO CABINET 79X26X10, light
oak, excellent condition, light w/glass
shelves. $125. (904)261-2797

LIGHTED MIRROR CURIO 79"x46", SOFA in excellent condition. Seldom
mahogany finish. Excellent condition., used in non-smoking & pet-free house.
$400. Call (904)225-5344. $385. If interested, call (904)321-1390.

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802 Mobile Homes 1 1851 Roommate WantedI

TRAILER FOR SALE 1979. Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.

805 Beaches
Visit www.OceanfrontAmelia.com for a
complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
secluded waterfront acre and a half.
$440,000. Call (904)753-1057.

807 Condominiums
2BR/2BA New floors, new
appliances, good location. Assumable
FHA loan. Call for details (904)591-
6277 or 321-2878.
furnished, realtor part owner, 2nd floor,
pool, tennis, dune walk over, garage
parking. 3460 S. Fletcher. $759,000.

I 809 Lots
RIVERVIEW LOT 1.5 acres for sale
or trade for house in area. Value
2-300K. (904)860-3150

810 Farms & Acreage
8 ACRES Heavily wooded, in Hilliard.
$62,000. Call (904)487-4939.

814 West Nassau County

acres prime hay field. MLS#585100.

ROOMMATE WANTED $500/mo. all
utilities included. Call (904)583-1695.

| 852 Mobile Homes

newly remodeled, in Nassauville area.
Call (904)261-6703.

campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & 'WiFi included. (904)225-
paint/carpet. Near 95 on Johnson Lake.
W/D included. Service animals only.
$650 + $650 dep. 277-7132
95114 GENTRY LN. Nassauville,
3BR/2BA, porches, water conditioner.
$950/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.

paint, new counters, some new vinyl.
Screened porch, shed. Small pets only.
Water incl. $650/mo. (904)501-5999
2006 JACOBSON 28X80 4BR/2BA &
landscaped acre in Femandina Beach.
Lv. room, den, fireplace, large porches.
Home shows new. A must see at
$695/mo. (904)589-9585.
ON ISLAND 2 & 3BR SWMH in park,
clean, remodeled. Starting $165/wk,
$660/mo + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034
2BR/1BA SWMH in Blackrock area.
Service animals only. References
required. $800/mo. + $800 deposit.

854 Rooms
- Apartments for rent: 2BR/1BA, 2nd
floor, kitchen, living room, laundry
room, $950 incl utilities. 3BR/3BA, no
kitchen, 1st floor, laundry room, $825
Incl utilities. Call Steve (904)556-6148.

854 Rooms
by the beach. .Kitchen privileges.
Utilities included. $600/mo. Non-
smoker. Call 491-9967 or cell
ROOM FOR RENT for single. 5
minutes from beach. Private bath,
private entrance. $100/wk. + $200
dep. Call 10am-6pm, (904)430-7091

855 Apartments

1BR/1BA APT. partially furnished,
small but cute, cozy & quiet. Good
location, good neighborhood, located in
Nassauville behind store. $650/mo. +
$650 sec. dep. DirecTV, A/C, water, all
utilities included. ref's required. Available
Fri. 7/22. 206-3241, leave msg.
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

856 Apartments
Affordable Living'- Rent based on
income for eligible seniors,
handicapped or disabled persons. 1 &
2 bedrooms. Sandridge Apartments
(904)277-8722. Handicap Accessible
Apartments available. *This Institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD:711
area. $895/mo. + utilities. Condo -
2BR, $800/mo. Call (847)867-3163 or
email ghr56@aol.com
Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711
EFFICIENCY APT. off Atlantic Ave.
All utilities included. Jacuzzi. $550/mo.




857 Condos-Furnishe4 1 860 Homes-Unfurnished


Real Estate, Inc.

* 3423 S.Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/IBA
Furnished $1200 a month + utili-
*2820B First Ave., 2BR/1.5BA, I car
garage. $875/mo.Avail.August
-551 S. Fletcher Ave. Downstairs
2BR/IBA. I car garage. $900/mo.
-Bailey Road, 2BR/IBA Mobile
home. $700/mo.
LY 2BR/ IBA Ocean-view. 487 S.
Fletcher.Across the street from the
beach.All until, wi-fi,TV & phone.
* 1839 S. 8th St adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $2,250/mo. lease
+ tax Sale also considered.
scaping Co. or Nursery. Office,
Greenhouse, Shade houses with a
fenced, irrigated outside space
for plants. Excellent location with
high visibility. Call Curtiss for infor-


AMELIA LANDING Sadler Rd. Nicely
furnished 2BR/2BA villa, view of lake,
screened porch. $900 includes water,
garbage, & sewer. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006

OCEAN VIEW 1 block to beach,
2BR/2.5BA, covered parking, 6/mo
minimum. $950/mo. Secluded, North
Pointe, end unit. Call (904) 753-0256.

AMELIA WOODS 3BR/2BA, 2 blocks
to beach. $1200/mo. Util. incl. Call

858 Condos-Unfurnished
Beautiful, new 3BR/2BA condo for rent.
Gated community, great location. All
new apple's. Furnished or unfurnished.
Call (904)753-1833 or email mother
lcomcast.net for more details.

3BR/2BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
clubhouse. Year lease. Deposit. $950.

Paradise. 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos in
gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Live the Amelia Lakes life.
Starting at just $749/mo! Call Tammy
for our fall special at (904).415-6969
for a showing. www.amelialakes.com

garage, screened porch, gated
community, pool, 10 minutes from I-
95. $1150/mo. (904)261-9349

859 Homes-Furnished
3BR/2BA, 2-car gar., gated, comm
pool, 5 mins/beach. Rental by day, wk,
mth, yr.'(904)261-6204/206-0035

upper duplex, furnished, ocean views,
large deck, no smoking. Available Aug.
20th. $1500/mo. (904) 710-5884


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* 2005 Beachwood Road (Amelia Island Plantation) -
room 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 & Assdciation 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 bed-
rooms, dining in living/great room, fireplace, vaulted ceilings,
community pool, water softener and irrigation, 1-car garage.
* 403 Tarpon Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums) -
2BR/2BA Community pool, barbecue grills in common area,
full master bath with double sinks, dining in living/great
room, closet pantry, trash compactor, patio/deck balcony, stor-
age closet, carpet and ceramic tile. One-car garage. Ocean
views, only a short walk to the beach. Washer/Dryer, water,
sewer, trash, pest control and Association fees are included.
Home also on Sales Market. $1500

S95210 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 bedroom. 4th bathroom in bonus room, mother-in-
law suite pr office with plenty of storage room. Gated neigh-
borhood with community pool. Fireplace in family room open
to kitchen. Living room and dining room. 2-car garage,
screened porch overlooks lake. Sprinkler system.
Washer/Dryer on second level. $1900
* 86422 Meadowwood Drive (Meadowfield Subdivision) -
4BR/2BA Very large kitchen with"closet pantry; kitchen
open to family/great room; master shower with separate tub,
spacious master bedroom, separate room with washer/dryer
Shook-ups, carpet & vinyl floorings and wood shutters. $1300.
* 86272 Riverwood Drive (Meadowfield) 4BR/2BA
Home with open floor plan, eat-in kitchen plus formal diving
room. Back patio overlooks pond. Convenient to A1A and I-
95, close to shopping. $1300.


SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND 31217 Paradise Commons, Unit #823 (Amelia Lakes) -
* 103 S. 15"' Street 2BR/1BA Single family home, 1-car 2BR/2BA Two Master Baths, eat-in kitchen, kitchen island,
detached garage, back patio, close to the beach. $950 wood fireplace, community pool, tennis courts, exercise room,
* 2805 S. Fletcher Drive 3BR/2BA Gorgeous ocean views!! barbecue grills in common areas, gated community, clubliouse
Remodeled beach house with ceramic tile throughout. Enjoy and playground. Washer/Dryer, lawn care, pest control, trash
the sunrise or sunset watching the waves roll in. Full master .& Association fees are included in rent: $900
bath,. Dining inr living/great room/family room, breakfast
room, ceramic tile, mini and metal blinds, 1-car garage. $1100 COMMERCIAL RENTALS
* 18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 5BR/5BA/2 half BA. Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500 sq.ft.
Custom built home overlooking the marsh and Amelia River. will divide and build to tenant's specs
Pool, outdoor fireplace, patio living area, boat dock w/lift, and Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
4 car garage. Professional kitchen, granite countertops, two 502 Centre St (Maxwell BIdg) individual offices
laundry rooms. Master suite on main level. Three BR suites Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
plus recreation room & study upstairs. Private in-law suite. *1799 US HWY 17 1196sf Commercial building,
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95330 Spinaker 3792 sf. 4BR/3.5BA gorgeous ocean view
home located in the exclusive Amelia Island community of
Summer Beach. Grand two story living room with fireplace,
private l ... il. .. r.i ... ... ...1 kitchen with high end
'ipp.l f,:.- Master Suite offers separate sitting room facing the
ocean. Master bath features separate vanities, large shower and
oversized jetted tub. Community Pool. Available fully furnished.
On Island. $4,500/mo,
1887 Perimetr Park Road 2772 sf. 3BR/3BA twp story
home in beautiful Amelia Park. Stained concrete floors
throughout the main rooms. Large premium kitchen with
'I ; .-: .... .r. I solid drone counter cops. Large front and back
porches plus upstairs balcony for great relaxation. Separate two
car garage with a bonus room. Pets ok. On Island. $1,700/mo.
96086 Sea Winds Drive 1776 sf, 4BR/2BA light & bright
brick home located itn the Sea Winds community. Open living
with p. ii, 1i., I i.. 1 t ,rear for entertaining! Open kitchen
with Formica counter tops and a casual dining bar overlooking
the family room. Largenaster suite with trey ceiling, double
windows and riles master bath. No pets. On Island. $1,600/mo.
3409 Sea Marsh Road 1710 slf 3BR/2BA Fiddlers Bend
condo on gated Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Marsh views
i from many rooms. Fireplace in living room. Great deck and
balcony areas. Pets ok. On Island. $1,600/mo.
95392 Sonoma Drive 2641 sf 4BR/2.5BA two story home in
Wnodbridge community Screened lanai overlooks large fully
fenced backyard. Upgraded kitchen with plenty ofcabincr space
opens to big family room. Master suite upstairs. Well landscaped
with iirigations system. Pets ok. Off Island. S1,575/mo.
2818 Robert Oliver Avenue 1777 sf. 3BR/2BA loue louc ed
in the Egan's Landing community. Large living room with
fireplace plus separate dining room. Tiled, cat-in kitchen with
corian counter tops. Screened porch and two car gaiage.
1520 Amelia Circle 2378 sf. 4BR/3BA single family Ihome just
North of Atlantic Avenue. Formal Living Dining Rooms plus a
Den with fireplace. Large deck that's great for entertaining. No
pets. On Island. $1,500/mo.
32125 Grand Parke Blvd 2084 sl. 3BR/2BA home with large
fenced in backyard. Split floor plan with fireplace and media
nook in the living room. Quartz coumer tops in kitchen with
walk in pantry. Whole house warmer sfner ft ane d two car garage.
Pets ok. Off Island. S1,395/mo.

87475 Creekside Drive 12641 sf 3BR/3BA two story,
home in Woodbridge community. Screened lanai overlooks
large fully fenced backyard. $1,300/mo.
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
Island Plantation condo located just one block from the
beach! Offered finished or unfurnished. No pets. On
Island. $1,250/mo.
2642 Delorean Street 1369 sf. 3BR/2BA home located
in the Egans Bluff North community. Large yard and two
car garage. Pets ok. On Island. $1,250/mo.
96006 Starlight Lane 1780 sf. 3BR/2.5BA two story
house in Heron Isles off Chester Rd. Large kitchen with
plenty of cabinets. Master suite with two walk-in closets
and a separate shower and tub. Well landscaped with fully
Ienced backyard. New paint throughout. Irrigation and
security. Cable included. Pets ok. Off Island. S1,250/mo.
1831 Perimeter Park Road 1850 sf. 2BR/2BA home
located in Amelia Park. Upgraded kitchen. Walking
distance to YMCA, shopping, dining and schools.
Sidewalks for biking or walking throughout entire area.
Pets ok. On Island. $1,100/mo.
2488A First Avenue -- 1088 sf. 2BR/2BA townhouse on
First Avenue in Feriandina Beach. Breakfast bar in the
kitchen. Master bedroom has balcony overlooking the
backyard and Atlantic Ocean! Pets ok. On Island.
31135 Paradise Commons #625 1148 sf 2BR/2BA
deluxe 2nd floor plan at Amelia I.akes. Perfect for
roommates! Each bedroom has its own bathroom. Vaulted
ceilings and fireplace plus views of the lake. Pets ok. Off
Island. $900/mo.
31010 Paradise Commons #412 1143 sf 2BR/2BA
ground floor unit in Amelia Lakes. Large bedrooms with
ceiling fans. Kirchen overlooking living room. Screen porch
with storage. Close to pool and workout center. Pets ok. Off
Island. $90()/mo.
31135 Paradise Commons 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA upstairs
Amelia Lakes condo with fireplace. largee bedrooms with
lots of light. Kitchen overlooking living room. Screen porch
with storage. Close to pool and workout center. Pers ok. Off
Island. $850/mo.
2826 Scrub Jay Road 1275 sf. 3BR/IBA home with
screened lanai. Fenced back yard. Pets allowed. On Island.
5800/mo /

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823 Tarpon Avenue

3BR/3BA ASF 1792- $449,990

2400 S. Fletcher Avenue

5BR/2BA ASF 2560 $775,000

Sun. July 24th Ipm till 4pm


4930 Spanish Oaks Circle

3BR/2BA ASF 2016- $359,000


Open House
i 95106 Village Dr.
(Marsh Lakes)

Sunday, 7/24

1 pm to 4pm

Exquisitely Decorated Townhome
3 BR/2BA extensively renovated home with over 2100 sq.ft, kitchen with
granite and 42" maple cabinets with eating bar/island. Great room has a soar-
ing two story ceiling. Sliding doors in great room and master bedroom over-
look a professionally landscaped backyard, close to the dock and the lake.
The upstairs loft overlooks greal. room and foyer. $249.000 MLS#55266
Directions: To Marsh Lakes. past pool and tennis, first building on right, left townhoa e
SBeverly Phillips, Realtor (904) 583-2242
Mary Bishop, Realtor (904) 415-3127

Aelia aly (904) 261-6116


2107 EGRET LN. Cute 2BR/2BA
home, garage, sprinkler system.
$1095/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
FOR RENT 2168A First Ave.
townhome. 3BR/3.5BA, double garage.
$1500/mo. + utities. (904)206-0238
4BR/2BA 2000 SQ. FT. HOUSE
Garage, fireplace, fenced backyard, SS
appl's. On the water, fish from your
own backyard. $1400/mo. + dep.
NICE 4/2 HOME Ready now! (904)
206-1370, The Real Etate Centre &
Management, Inc. http://nas.ctimls.
on the Island. Rent $1250 + deposit &
background check. Please contact me
1-540-529-8928 or 1-540-562-4523.
4BR/1.5BA $975 per month plus
security deposit off Chester Rd.
3BR/2BA w/garage. 96019 Serenity
Ln. All tile floors. No water bill. Quiet,
secluded. $1290/mo. (904)225-5068
CARTESIAN POINTE near college,
Gov't center & 1-95. 3BR/2BA, 2 car
garage, corner lot. $850/mo. Lawn
care included. First, last & security
required. (904)556-9549
4BR/2.5BA 2,899 sq. ft., 2 car
garage. Beautiful.newer 2 story home
in Amelia Walk. All appliances stay.
Available 8/8/11. Community pool,
fitness center & tennis. Convenient
location. $1650/mo. 1 or 2 year lease.
$50 app. fee. Credit/background check
required. Contact Sea Horse Property
Management at (904)572-4788.
3BR/2.SBA HOME located in gated
community. Granite countertops, wood
floors, SS appliances 8& many extras.
$1500 + $1500 dep. (904)237-7324

1861 Vacation Rentals
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.
deep water canal. $950/wk + tax.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

S 863 Office
GUARANTEED! Includes FREE Internet
and Fax Service! Only 3 Spaces
Remain: 1008, 1018 & 1400 sq. ft.
Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-1500sf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia Insurance. (904)557-5644
2300 sq. ft. Will divide. Centrally
located at US Hwy 17 & A1A. Call
(904) 225-2195.

864 Commercial/Retail
1559 SOUTH 8TH ST. $800. 600
sq. ft. Available 8/1/11. Call David
753-2081 or 261-3077.

1557 SOUTH 8TH ST. $800. 850
sq. ft. Available 9/1/11. Call David
753-2081 or 261-3077.

1000sf next to Red Otter. Excellent
visibility and traffic flow. Light & freshly
painted. $14 PSF. (904)583-2779.

FREE RENT Great location. Front
small office w/warehouse & bay door,
or small office space available. For
details call (904)310-9971.
Buildings 1 & 2. 1250 sq. ft. ADA
restrooms, office/retail space w/ware-
house. Water/sewer/garbage Inc. Call
Dave Turner 277-3942. Units start at
$1250 4 tax per month w/year lease.

901 Automobiles
2005 VW CONV. 60m miles, good
condition. Gray w/blk top. AM/FM/SAT/
CD, leather. $9,800. (229)347-3615

WIFE NEEDS CAR Wanted, low
mileage, 2002-06 Lincoln, Cadillac, or
Mercury, well maintained and cared for.
Private parties only. Cell (630)308-
3886 (Amelia Island).



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