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may move to

Books Plus
The U.S. Postal Service is not
preparing to, imminently close the
downtown post office, moving
postal boxes to the Sadler Road
post office and other services to a
nearby Centre Street business, a
spokesman said Thursday.
But according to Books Plus
owner Maggie deVries, her store
at 207 Centre St. is slated to become
a new venue for all the usual postal
services except for selling postal
money orders and postal boxes.
The. U.S. Postal Service
announced Tuesday it would con-
sider closing 3,653 post offices,
most in rural areas-but at least three
in Jacksonville, to stem a projected
annual budget deficit of up to $9 bil-
lion. The Fernandina post office
was not included on that list.
The postal service spokesman,
Stephen Seewoester, said he was
unaware of any plans to close the
downtown Fernandina post office.
He said "we are pursuing a con-
tract" with deVries but nothing has
been finalized.
"There's no timeline as far as
when this would happen," he said.
DeVries said her store was cho-
sen by postal service officials after
they conducted a survey of several
downtown stores.
According to deVries, postal car-
riers left cards with local retailers
informing them that the Postal
Service was looking for a new loca-
tion downtown. After she submit-
ted information, officials came and.
looked over her store and selected
Books Plus as the best place for
contractual postal services in the
DeVries said she was told postal
operations at Books Plus might
commence as early as September,
but she did not know a specific date.
Postal boxes now located in the-
downtown post office would not be
moved to her store, but would even-
tually be relocated to the main post
office on Sadler Road, she said.
The new post office will be set up
at the back of the store where racks
of greeting cards are now located,
deVries said. She and her staff will
be trained at the Sadler Road office,
and they will offer all the usual
postal services except for selling
money orders.
Mail will be picked up at 5 p.m.,
just as it is at the current post office,
she said, and hours will remain the
same. Her business will be com-
pensated for offering postal servic-
es,. she said, but she and her
employees will not be employed by
the U.S. Postal Service.
City officials have committed to
purchase the downtown post office
and have estimated about $350,000
will be needed to stabilize the build-
ing until funding is available for
restoration and remodeling. A study
by a Chicago firm in 2010 estimat-
ed the century-old building would
require $3.8 million in repairs and
renovations if the city acquires it
for public use such as a new city
Built in 1912, the three-story
structure was designed by James
Knox Taylor, who designed several
similar structures throughout
Florida. It was originally used as a
courthouse, customs house and
CLOSING Continued on 3A


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Despite the warning on the sign, a beachgoer takes a rest on a life-
guard stand at the end of the day at Peters Point earlier this sum-
mer. Just another lazy, hazy crazy day of summer.

City poised

to raise taxes

11.5% hike makes up for

drop in property values
ANGELA DAUGHTRY to the new rollback rate, which h
News-Leader been calculated at 4.8759 to keep tl

Fernandina Beach Commission-
ers tentatively agreed Tuesday to a
half-mill increase that is effectively an
11.5 percent increase in the proper-
ty tax rate that helps finance city gov-
The commission is scheduled to
vote Tuesday on the new rate, which
requires 'a four-fifths ,majority
because it exceeds the maximum
rollback rate allowed by the state.
The proposed rollback rate is
4.8759 mills for fiscal year 2011-12.
Rollback .is a misnomer since that
name was used when property val-
ues increased each year; now, roll-
back actually rolls up the rate to
bring in more revenue even though
property values have declined.
City Manager Michael Czymbor
also presented at the Tuesday budg-
et workshop a city staff reorganiza-
tion plan that could potentially save
the city about $700,000 after initial
costs, if all the suggested cuts are
approved. That would enable most
city employees to still get pay raises
next year.
SAccording to state statutes, once
the millage rate is approved com-
missioners can lower it, but cannot
raise it as budget deliberations con-
tinue into September.
According to City Finance
Director Patti Clifford, this is the
first time the city will potentially add

same amount of property tax rev-
enues coming in as last year.
Clifford noted the tentative 0.5
mill increase gives commissioners
"elbow room to raise taxes," and if
given final approval by commission-
ers would represent an 11.52 per-
cent increase in property taxes.
Property valuations fell steeply,
the last two years, Clifford said,
resulting in a
Forward shortfall in
the city's
Femandia budget. The
S taxable value
SM of property in
Beach this year is $1.6 billion, com-
pared to more than $2 billion in 2008,
according to figures provided by the
Nassau County Property Appraiser's
That also has affected revenues
for other governments, but the
Nassau County Commission and
Nassau County School Board have'
chosen to cut expenses rather than
raise taxes, while some entities, such
as the St. Johns- River Water
Management District, have actually
cut both expenses and the tax rate.
Czymbor's latest budget plan,
which he hoped would make up for
the potential shortfall, includes a pro-
posed reduction in city staff. A new
CITY Continued on 3A

School Board holds line on taxes

The Nassau County School Board
has voted unanimously not to raise
the property tax rate for the third year
in a row. Instead, the board will con-
sider adoption of a budget to spend
$2.7 million less than this year.
Some school employees will lose
jobs and there will be other cuts to
reduce the budget to $151.3 million.
But the impact on classroom and after-
school programs is limited.
"Our goal was, and is, to preserve
both instructional and extracurricu-
lar programs for kids," said
Superintendent Dr. John Ruis on
The proposed property tax rate is
7.808 mills, the same as the past' two
Declining local property values
means that rate will bring in less

money, however. State funding also
has declined;and federal stabilization
funds provided for the past two years
because of th6 poor national econo-
my have been eliminated. The school
district is projected to lose another $2
million in special federal funding next
"The economic forecasts are not
really taking off in a positive direc-
tion," Ruis noted. State economists
project it could be 3-4 years before
local property values recover from the
housing crisis that began in 2008. The
budget sets aside more in reserves
for that possibility.
The school district will save some

money as a result of new state laws
that require employees to pay more of
their retirement costs.
About 18 teacher positions may be
eliminated, fewer than initially sug-
gested, and those are primarily
because of enrollment shifts, not budg-
et cuts, Ruis said. The school board
voted to meet state classroom size
restrictions, which meant more teach-
ers kept their jobs than the original 38
targeted for elimination if class sizes
were allowed to exceed the mandated
As for student enrollment this fall,
"I think it is probably going to be flat,"
Ruis said..

Jobs lost include those of 15 para-
professionals and 11 custodians in the
schools, five' administrative positions
and seven support staff. Those include,'
for example, a building inspector,
school psychologist and route coordi-
nator for bus transportation.
"We've tried to preserve (the per-
sonnel) in the schools. I don't think
S(students and parents) will see any
major differences" with the exception
of the paraprofessionals, Ruis said.
Many of the jobs were reduced as
a result of attrition or retirement, but
some involved layoffs, he said.
Construction is wrapping up at
Southside and Emma Love elemen-
tary schools to account for the closing
of Atlantic Elementary School in
Fernandina Beach. Remodeling and
renovations are planned at Fernandina
Beach Middle School. A classroom
SCHOOLS Continued on 3A

County relaxes building codes

Nassau County Commissioners
voted 4-1 Monday to relax building
codes for residents who build struc-
tures smaller than 250 square feet such
*as decks, patios, porches and sheds.
Raising questions of public safety,
Commissioner Steve Kelley dissent-
Commissioners approved an ordi-
nance to make local building codes
less stringent than state codes despite

Affects those who build their own decks, patios,
porches and sheds smaller than 250 square feet.

opposition by county Building Official
Robert McKinney. He warned that the
amendments invite safety concerns,
insurance rate hikes from the
Insurance Services Office and
increased scrutiny from the state and
the Federal Emergency Management

Spurred by Kelley's line of ques-
tioning, McKinney said FEMA had
considered barring Nassau County
from the National Flood Insurance
Program as a direct result of past com-
pliance issues with the building code.
"Would that have any effect on us
should we have a major storm as far as

FEMA not wanting to help people out?"
asked Kelley
The ordinance, which was inspired
by a similar law in Duval County, pro-
vides exemptions to owners of single-
family residences (manufactured
homes included) from permitting code
requirements of the 2007 Florida
Building Code who perform their own
construction of structures including
decks, patios, porches and sheds on
their property.
COUNTY Continued on 3A

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'The Nassau County School Board is scheduledto meet at6 p.m. Tuesday
at school board offices 1201 Atlantic Ave., Fernardina Beach, to consider
its budget for 2011-12.

Have you heard?





FRIDAY. JULY 29.2011 NEWS News-Leader

Valorie Stevenson Cook
Valorie Stevenson "Val" Cook, 52, passed aw
peacefully in her home on Amelia Islar
.Wednesday morning, July 27,2011. She was bor
October 29, 1958 in Vero Beach, FL and movie
to Amelia Island 30 years ago.
Mrs. Cook enjoyed her fami
and was a devoted wife and mot
She is survived by her loving
S husband, Benjamin "Budd'
Cook of Amelia Island, FL; he
sons, Christopher Nicholls
Yulee, FL, Nicholas Nicholls ar
his wife, LeAnne Nicholls, also of Yulee; hi
grandson, Carter Nicholls; and many close
friends. A private graveside service will be he
in her honor at Green Pine Cemetery
She will live on within our hearts.
Messages of condolence may be left
Green Pine Funeral Hon

Jack Dolar Jr.
Jack Dolar, Jr., age 85, of Lake Qdessa, MI, fo
merely of Homestead, FL, passed away Saturda
July 2, 2011 at his residence.
He was born September 3,1925, in Homestead
Florida the son of Jack an
Charlotte (Danzy) Dolar.
Jack attended Homestea
High School. He was employee
for 20 years with the Nationa
Park Service at the Everglade
National Park.
Jack married Julie Ann K
Bigelow Coble on March 29, 1978.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sis
ter and brbther-in law, Ruby and Raymond Greer
sister-in-law, Muriel Dolar; brother-in-law, Bi
Surviving is his wife, Julie Ann K. Dolar o
Lake Odessa, MI; children, Donna,(Buddy) Nile
of Orlando, FL, Linda (Gary) Hatfield of Howie I
The Hills,FL, Jackie (William) Lynch of McAlpin
FL, Phyllis (Bob) Szymczak of Racine, WI, L
Brett Dolar of Florida City, FL, Charlotte Drimb'
Sof Mt. Morris, MI; step daughter, Jennifer (Tony
Vogt of Charlotte, MI; step son, Richard Coble o
Lansing, MI; 15 grandchildren; :7great-grand
children; 1 great-great-grandchild; brothers and
sisters, Albert Dolar, Vivian Gregory, Tomm
"' 1. ..... 11 Dolar, Joyce Co6ley, Jeahi Singer ,an
Charles Dolar; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were conducted at 2 pm
.Saturday, July 9,2011 at Koops Funeral Chapel -
Lake Odessa, MI:
Memorial contributions may be directed to
Ionia Area Hospice, PO. Box 124, lonia, MI 48846
To share a memory or place a tribute to Jack
please visit www.koopsfc.com.
Koops Funeral Chapel Lake Odessa. Mich.

Travis Michael Foster



Saturday from the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard, with his uncle, Reverend Steve Foster,
Travis will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Robert E. Merrow,

y" Robert E. "Bob" Merrow, 76, passed away
er July 26,2011 at his residence. He was born June
of 17, 1935 in Brunswick, Ga., and moved to
id Fernandirra Beach thirty-six years ago.
er He was a Korean War Veteran, serving with
se the U.S. Navy. Mr. Merrow was a truck driver; an
ld owner/operator who loved driving, fishing, his
favorite recliner chair and his dog, T.J.
SSurvivors include his daugh-
at ters, Angel May (Dan) of
Fernandina Beach, FL, CeCe
ne Strawn of Greenville, NC, Robin
Hickey of Fernandina Beach and
Donna Edwards,,also of Fernan-
dina Beach; a son, Jack "Bubba"
r- Joyner of Fernandina Beach; a
y, sister, Doris Budenskid im) of Kingsland, GA;
seven grandchildren; several great-grandchil-
d, dren, nieces, nephews and many friends.
d Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00
p.m. Monday, August 1, at the Jacksonville
d ,National Cemetery with Rev. George Lowe offi-
d citing. Military honors will be provided by the
al U.S. Navy. Those attending should arrive at the
s cemetery gate by 12:40 p.m. Monday to form
the procession.
. Messages of condolence may be left at
s- Green Pine FuneralHome
r; ,,
l Frank Gleason Ward Jr.
f Mr. Frank Gleason Ward, Jr., age 81, former-
s ly of Fernandina, passed away on Tuesday, July
n 26, 2011, at his home in Spanish Fort, AL ,
, Born in Fernandina, FL he was one of four chil-
dren born to the late Frank Gleason Ward, Sr. and
y Grace Johnson Ward. Growing up in Fernandina,
She was educated:in the public school system,,
f graduating from Fernandina High School, Class
- of 1946. Mr. Ward served in the U.S. Army and
d was stationed in Germany during the Korean
y Conflict. Upon being honorably discharged, he
1 came home and'began working with IIT Rayonier
which launched a long career in the pulp and
,paper industry.
In 1957, Mr. Ward and his family moved to
Demopolis, Alabama as he accepted employment.
with Gulf States Paper Company. He devoted a
Great deal of his time and effort to his career
before retiring in 1990 as the Assistant
Superintendent of the Pulp Mill.
In 1997, Mr. and Mrs. Ward moved to Spanish
SFort, ALto be near their family. Mr. Ward enjoyed
spending time with family and traveling. The
Wardl wprp menhers nf tho lFirot Pr hr-,t-,.oe n

Travis Michael Foster, age 25, of Fernandina Church of Demopolis, AL He was an avid read-
Beach, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, July er.
26,2011. .- Mr. Ward is preceded in death by his parents,
Born in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of Frank and Grace Johnson Ward, sister, Connell
S Michael Dean and Pamela Coates Foster. At the Jenkins, and two brothers, Bill and Drew Ward.
S age of two, the family came to and made their He leaves behind, his wife of 57 years, Sandra
Some in Fernandina Beach. He Mathews Ward, Spanish Fort, AL, three daugh-
was a graduate of Fernandina ters, Elizabeth Griffith (Gene), Spanish Fort,AL,
'Beach High School, Class of Dorothy "Dot" Cason (Garry), Brunswick, GA,
2002. Travis had worked in the Nina Cleveland (Randy), Ft. Worth, TX, four
family businesses as a Framing grandchildren, Martha and Dorothy Griffith,
Carpenter and at Olde Towne Spanish Fort, AL, Rachel and Jonathan Cason,
Title Company as a Title Clerk. Brunswick, GA, sister in law, Gwendolyn M.
In addition to his avid love of Miller, brother in law, William L Miller, Sr., sis-
the Florida Gators, he possessed a love of many ter in law, Iris Ward, all of Fernandina Beach, FL
genres of music that took him to many festivals', and nieces and nephews.
in pursuit of his favorite bands to include, Funeral'services willbe at 9:00 a.m. on Friday
Government Mule and Hank Williams III. Travis from the graveside in Bosque Bello Cemetery
loved the SwampLife and the Salt Life, enjoying with Reverend Alex Brown, officiating.
time on the beach with his American Bulldogs, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may
Bear and Sugar and his friends. Ayoung man that be made to the First Presbyterian Church; 300
loved his family with all of his heart; he and his* North Strawberry Avenue, Demopolis, AL36732.
mother logged many miles traveling together to Please share his life story at www.oxley-
distant locales to include Costa Rica, Italy and heard.com.
Amsterdam. His grandfather and uncles recall Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors
time spent with him as they helped him develop
a talent and love of playing the acoustic guitar.
Travis leaves behind,'his mother, Pamela L. DEATH NOTICES
Foster, Fernandina Beach, FL, his father, Mike
Foster, Miami, FL, maternal grandfather; Paul Mr. Elbert "Spot" Jones, 85, of Asheville,
Coates, Port St. Lucie, FL, paternal grandpar- N.C., died on June 17, 2011. A Mass of Christian
ents, James and Brenda Foster, Yulee, FL, his Burial will beheld on Monday, Aug. 1 at 10 am.
sister, Kadesh Lauriden, Jacksonville, FL, a at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will fol-
nephew, Levi, Jacksonville, FL, uncles and aunts, low in Bosque-Bello Cemetery.
Jamie and DeAnn Foster, Bryceville, FL, Angel and Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors
Mike Cole, Callahan, FL, Steve and Dori Foster, Mr. Otis Lee Skipper, 85, of Chester died
Patricia Cuff, London, Ontario, Canada, Joe Coates, on Thursday morning, July 28, 2011 at his home.
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Lara Anderson, Palm Oxley-HeardFuneralDirectors
Beach, FL, cousins, Kacilyn, Kortney, Colt, Kelsey, Marion Luther Teaster, 91, of Yulee died
Victoria, Klye, Rebekah, Joshua, Philip and Kinley on July 28, 2011 at the Community Hospice
Travis's family will receive friends from 5:00- Morris Center in Jacksonville. Funeral arrange-
7:00 pm today at the Oxley-Heard Funeral Home. ments wdre incomplete at time of publication.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Green Pine FuneralHome

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Fernandina Beach. FL 32034
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O0 The Speers fam,
S ily of Tennessee
was stopped as
YEARS they traveled the
SBuccaneer Trail,
named "Buccaneers of the
Year" and given a free two-
night stay in Fernandina
July 27, 1961
25 Nassau General
S Hospital cut 25 jobs
in a belt-tightening
YEARS move.
July 31, 1986

1 O Amid opposition,
0 the county commis-
YEARS sion shelved plans
YEA for an Olympic-size
pool at Peters
July 27, 2001

I amabas
A private ..... .i' ,,., that assists
Nassau C i. I I. ., need food,
shelter and basic necessities.
For information, call: 904.261.7000

Book set on Amelia

focus of podcast

author and resident M.C.
Finotti answers student ques-
tions about her book, The
Treasure of Amelia Island, in
the latest podcast of the
Florida Department of
Education's Literacy League
book club.
The club continues to
inspire future authors with the,
sixth installment of the series
now available on the
Department's new YouTube
channel (www.youtube.com/
user/educationfl). This quar-
ter, the interactive book club
features the book inspired by
one of Florida's popular desti-
nations along the state's 'East
Coast The Treasure ofAmelia
Island won a 2009 award from
the Florida Historical Society
as the best book to teach stu-
dents Florida history.
'Today's technology gives.
us unprecedented opportuni-
ties, to connect students with
authors who can inspire them
and help grow their thirst for
reading," said Education
Commissioner John L. Wii.n.
"We are thankful for Ms.
.Finotti's participation in
Literacy League and for her
willingness to share her
insights on this award-winning
book about Florida's history
and geography."
The podcast features stu-'
dents asking many questions
about the popular book, includ-
ing, "Is the buccaneer treas-
ure a real myth or did you
invent it?" and, "Do you think
it was right for Ana Jai to burn
her plantation?" Finotti pro-
vides her, insights into these
questions and much more
through the Literacy League
SFinottiis a writer and jour-
nalist in Atlantic'Beach. She
grew up reading under the
'covers with a flashlight after
her parents insisted she turn

off her bed lamp and go to
sleep. She lives with her hus-
band and two children, and
when she's not writing she
practices yoga and takes'surf-
ing lessons from her 11-year-
old daughter.
S"I think it's so smart of the
Florida Literacy League to
reach out to middle schoolers
about books in the exact place
where they hang.out... in the
technology world!" said
Upcoming book selections
include Zora and Me by
Victoria Bond, with questions
due from students by Oct. 31,
and The Spy Who Came from
the Sea by Peggy Nolan, with
questions due from students'
by Jan. 30, 2012. '
Throughout the year, the
Department's literacy League
book club connectsprominent
authors with Florida middle
school students through a pod-
cast question-and-answer ses-
sion about a featured book. To
view the The Treasure of
Amelia 'Island podcast, Visit
the Department's YouTube
page at www.youtube.com/-
educationfl. For more infor-
mation about the Department
of Education's Literacy
League, visit www.fldoe.org/


to talk on Civil War
As part of l- C; ;I War" '::"
Series; the Amelia Island
Museum of History will pres-
ent a lecture by Adam
Goodheart, author of the -
bestselling book, 1861: The s,.. ~1 -.. A......
Civil WarAwakening, at the
AtlanticAvenue Recreation
Center, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. ADAM 000HEAT .
Goodheart's book
received a glowing review on
the cover of the April 24 New
York Times Book Review..
This event is sponsored by
John Hudson with Raymond "
James & Associates. It will <-"
be a prelude to the muse-
um's "Florida in the Civil.
War" exhibition, which will
start in October. Goodheart
will sign copies of his book
after the lecture and at the
Book Loft bookstore'at 214
Centre St from 10,a.m: to
noon oh Saturday, Sept. 10.
S.Tickets are $25 for mem- SUBM=ITE
be6s; $30 for non-members; Adam Goodheart, author
and $15 for youth under 19. of the book 1861: The ,
They will be available at the Civil War Awakening, will
museum, 233 S. Third St. present a lecture in
Fernandina Beach. For infor- September at the Atlantic
mation call the museum at Avenue Recreation
261-7378, ext 102, visit Center, Fernandina
ameliamuseum.org or Beach.

St. Marys to mark

10th year of park

The public is invited to
the 10th anniversary rededi-
cation ceremony of the
Howard Gilman Memorial
Park in downtown St.
Marys, Ga., and the plaque
dedication 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 addition
that has added an architec-



tural interest to the water-
front shoreline.
Among St. Marys'
many spectacular settings is
this beautiful park where
old-fashioned wooden
swings hang overlooking
the sights and sounds of the
St. Marys River. Residents
and visitors alike have
enjoyed a decade of simple
strolls through the park,
casual and elegant wed-
dings, and other special
events that include the ongo-
ing Starry Nights Series
hosted in the park each
For more information
contact Deborah Walker-
Reed at (912) 510-4041.


The consumer support group of the National Alliance for
the Mentally I1l, Nassau Affiliate meets at 11 a.m.iach Friday
at the Councilon Aging, 1367 South 18th St., faciEtated by
Rose Mary Jacobs and Barbara Bruchman. The timq and day
was incorrect in a story on page A12 Wednesday. \
The News-Leader strives for accuracy. We will pronmtly cor-
rect all factual errors. Please notify the editor of errors at mpar-
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popcorn, cotton candy,
snow-cones, boiled peanuts,
lemonade and more will be
available for purchase. For
information contact Jay at
277-7350, ext. 2013 or
Tacky tourists
Aug. 15 is Tacky Tourist
Day at Savannah Grand
Assisted living, 19.00
Amelia Trace Court,
Fernandina Beach.
Enjoy fun activities and a
BYOD (build your own dog)
buffet, and entertainment
by Michael Ross from 6:30-
7:30 p.m. For information
call 321-0898.



Cedar Haven, a transi-
tional house for homeless
women located at 900 Cedar
St., Fernandina Beach, will
'hold a yard sale on July 30
from 8 a.m.-noon. There will
be many items for sale,
including a stainless steel
double oven, chandelier,
complete baby crib and
On July 30 from 1-4 p.m.
at Books Plus, 107 Centre
St., Francis Parker will sign
his new mystery novel set
in St. Augustine. Children's
author Nancy Murray will
sign The Night the Elephants
Cried and Gullah the
Nawleans Cat from 2-4 p.m.
Call 261-0303.
Author Eileen Erikson
will sign her books from
noon-4 p.m. July 30 at The
Book Loft, 214 Centre St.
Call 261-8991 for informa-
The Book Loft also hosts
"Kids'Story Time" every
Thursday at 4 p.m. and
every Saturday at 11 a.m.
'with the "Children's
Story Lady." This week she
will be reading about space,
Bring your little ones.
SCall 261-8991 for infor-
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 to the park
is waived for participants.,
Meet at the fort parking lot.
For information contact Len
Kreger at l.kreger@com-
Tie 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
Lighthouse Circle. The next
meeting is Aug. 4.
The auxiliary is a volun-
teer organization promoting
boating safety and new
members are welcome.
Please call 261-1889 for
Gun courses
GaryW. Belson Associ-
ates Inc. offers gun courses
at the Range & Educational
Training Center in Nassau
County. A Concealed Wea-
pon License Course will be
offered 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 Aug. 6 and Aug. 20
at 7:45 a.m.
For information contact
Belson at 491-8358, 476-2037
or gbelson@bellsouth.net
Visit www.The
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,
Fernandina Beach. Guest
speaker will be Rick Young
of Amelia Financial
Services. For information
call 321-0898

A Back to School
Bonanza will be held Aug.
13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
Central Park, hosted by
the Parks and Recreation
Department and
Celebration Party Rental.
Enjoy back to school give-
aways ftom 11 a.m.-1 p.m.,
inflatables, face painting,
games, music and more -
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' want to do what's fiscally responsible, regardless of
what's reported (in the newspaper).... We have been
scaling this back, year after year.... Atsome point we
have to say, we just can'tkeep doing this.'

CITY Continued from 1A
public facilities and fleet direc-
tor position was also created
that would oversee both facil-
ities maintenance, streets, the
city fleet and parks and recre-
Czymbor also noted the
general employee union "did
not have an interest in opening
up a collective bargaining
agreement" for the next fiscal
year, but that the police and
fire unions "had a willingness
to do that."
General union employees
agreed to forego cost of living
pay increases last year, and
fire and police unions the year
before that. Part-time and
salaried/exempt employees
are not scheduled to receive
cost of living increases this
year. All other employees will
receive cost of living increases
between 2-5 percent, with
potential for additional' merit
Czymbor said his reorgan-
ization plan would cut seven or
eight full-time positions in the
streets, facilities maintenance
and parks departments. He
also suggested one full-time
employee be laid off in the
building department, and
another in the planning depart-
ment, as well as cutting a part-
timer in the information tech-
nology department.
The employee cuts would
create initial costs for unem-
ployment and accrued leave,
but in the end would save
'the city money, Czymbor
"It's difficult to make deci-
sions on people's lives and
livelihoods," Czymbor said.
"(This plan) allows similar peo-
ple doing similar types of
things to operate more effi--
ciently and effectively."
When questioned about
the new, director position to
oversee multiple departments,
Czymbor said the new plan "is
not different from what we had
a few years ago. (We'll have)
less personnel doing approxi-
mately thesame amount of
Commissioner Arlene

Continued from 1A
post office. Over the years some
of its offices were occupied by
various businesses, but all of
the office spaces are now empty
and the high-ceilinged court-
room has not been used for
many years.
The Fernandina Beach post-
master and local attorney Buddy
Jacobs, who brokered the deal
between the U.S. Postal Service
and the city for the downtown
building, could not be reached
for comment.

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Filkoff noted "consolidation of
like skills and work makes
sense up to a point. ... (but) I
would be concerned about
making decisions to take
skilled technical people out to
sweep floors."
"The problem is, there are
hard choices to make," said
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter. "The
first question we should ask
is, are we willing to increase
revenues? If not, we have to
make cuts."
Poynter said he was in
favor of cutting staff if it would
make the city more efficient,
and that he was in favor of
increasing, the property tax
rate. Otherwise, more cuts in
city staff "would get even more
painful... it behooves us to be
Mayor Susan Steger ini-
tially appeared reluctant to
approve any increase in the
millage rate. "If you can come
back and' say half a mill can
do this for the city, show me,"
Steger said.
"We have to pick that num-
her by Tuesday," Poynter said.
"We won't be able to get, in
the next five days, all the ren-
ditions of what it will do."
"There is an inherent ben-
efit. to selecting a number
above the millage rate,"
said Commissioner Eric
Childers, meaning that approv-
ing a higher rate can be
changed while a lower rate
"We are running out of day-
light here," Clifford told com-
rissioners. "We need direc-
tion to know if we can plan on
that (mill rate increase). We
have all the parts we need to
do the analysis, (but) we have
to write the agenda item
'"Whatever number we put
in place Tuesday, if it's a small-
er number we can't change it,"
Filkoff said.
"I'm not willing to send a
message out to the communi-
ty that they could face ah 11.5
percentincrease (in property
taxes)," said Childers. "I don't
want to paint ourselves into a
corner when we don't know
what's happening with the -




county and state.... 9 percent
I can live with."
"I want to do what's fiscal-
ly responsible, regardless of
what's reported (in the news-
paper)," Poynter said. "The
majority of people in town
aren't looking at... what we're
talking about. We have been
scaling this back, year after
year.... At some point we have
to say, we just can't keep doing
Steger in the end said she
was comfortable starting with
the increased mill rate and
working down. She also sug-
gested commissioners "should
feel some pain too" by taking
a symbolic cut in their own
"Two huridred dollars a
month (reduction), is that
going to kill you?"
Commissioner Jeffrey Bunch
asked the other commission-
, ers. "Some of these (city staff)
are going to lose $40,000. A
better example would be the
city manager losing -some,
Czymbor's most recent
budget mentioned several
ways to increase revenues,
including a transfer of
$280,000 to the general fund
from the stormwater fund, and
increases in electrical fran-
chise fees, although those fig-
ures were not plugged into
any budget calculations.
Czymbor said'later that tim-
ber sales other than trees
felled at the airport for safety
reasons were "off the table,"
and that he would once again
be proposing a monthly user
fee to- replenish the stormwa-
ter fund.
A potential city' strategic
plan that city officials and cit-
izens have been discussing
this year, with estimated costs
of $9.6 million, was not men-
tioned at the budget work-
The city budget must be
finalized by Oct. 1, when the
next fiscal year begins. More
budget meetings and work-
shops for commissioners will
be 'scheduled as needed
before final approval.


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Commissioner Walter
Boatright defended the pro-
posed ordinance, citing Florida
"We're fully legal if we want
to create a local ordinance and
we're not putting anybody in
any jeopardy," said Boatright,
noting that he built his own
home long standing before
the creation of the state building
Commissioner Danny
Leeper said Duval County's
ordinance "removes the burden
from their citizens to do some
smaller projects."
While acknowledging
McKinney's concern for public
safety, Leeper recalled, "In my
27-year career with the (Fernan-
dina Beach) Fire Department, I
went to two deck collapses, and
that was on the ocean where
the elements came into play. I
think, for the most part, it's a
good ordinance to consider
Leeper admonished McKin-
ney for overstating the health
and safety threat "I think this
ordinance addresses every con-
cern you have," he said and
suggested 'the revised law:
would give residents relief from
"the threat of big government."
The ordinance drew over-
whelming support from mem-
bers of the public in attendance,


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Leeper like to do
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Callahan told commissioners.
'We like to think that we own
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forgiveness than it is to get per-
Speaking from his experi-
ence in insurance sales, Dean
Woehrle.of Hilliard refuted
McKinney's claims that insur-
ance companies might not cover
self-constructed structures.
Former commissioner
Jimmy L. Higginbotham of
Callahan said the revised law
would put Nassau County on
par with the neighboring coun-
ties of Duval, Clay, St. Johns,
Baker, Bradford and Union.
"All these counties have a
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know what (McKinney) is talk-
ing about," said Higginbotham.
He added that Nassau County
allowed these exemptions as
recently as February 2009
before the county adopted the
state building code and repealed
preceding language.

Continued from 1A
addition at West Nassau
High School is the major new
school construction project
to open this coming year.
Construction projects
for this
next year
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condition- K,>
ing each of ti
the seven
schpool 1
gymnasi- Rui
urns, at a
cost of
about $300,000 apiece,
adding six classrooms at
Hilliard MiddleSenior High
School and covering walk-
ways at Yulee Middle School.
The schools' 2011-12 fis-
calyear began July 1. A pub-
lic hearing on the proposed
budget is set for 6 p.m.
Tuesday at school offices in
Fernandina Beach.

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The prevailing attitude of
those attending a public hear-
ing Monday seemed to be "full
speed ahead" on a proposed
strategic development plan for
the city.
About 40 residents attend-
ed the special meeting on the
Forward Fernandina plan,
which addresses potential
development of the waterfront,
library, post office and down-
The Forward Fernandina
initiative, spearheaded by resi-
dent Adam Kaufman and the
Amelia Island Fernandina
Restoration Foundation, began
earlier this year and, with the
help of city staff, has been slow-
ly narrowing its focus on costs,
a timeline and project priori-
Monday's meeting was
meant to expand on public com-
ments the city solicited by email
on the strategic plan between
June 17 and July 5.
Most of those who spoke at
the meeting urged commis-
sioners and city staff to go for-
ward with the plan, which now
has an estimated cost of $9.6
million. There have been no
decisions yet on howt the city
will fund .the project, but the
general consensus of commis-
sioners so far has been that a
S public referendum to approve a
bond issue or other tax is not
Dave Lott, who has been
involved in the strategic plan
since its inception, said the plan
should begin to focus on prior-
ities, and that the city's "biggest

missionn that could

bang for the buck" would be
the waterfront park, which
should have both active and
passive gathering spaces.
"I would advocate moving
aggressively with that," he said,
but added that construction
engineering had already been
done, with no work planned for
the south end of the waterfront
until 2012.
"The human spirit likes the
idea of moving slowly and doing
as little as possible," said resi-
dent Lynn Williams. He also
said people should stop saying
that "now is not the time,"
' because now "money is less
costly" given lower interest
rates. He added that the com-
munity was ready to "see that
the city is capable of doing it,
and doing a damn good job."
George Shieffield, owner of
the Palace Saloon, said he was
ready to "throw into the kitty" to
help finance the plan. "I wish
there were four or five more
projects that could be put into
the plan," he said. "The water-
front has been the topic for the
last 15 to 18 years. I can't think
of anything with more priority
than that."
Sheffield added that buying
and renovating the downtown
post office and improving the
South Eighth Street corridor
should also be at the top of the
list. "If we don't invest, how can
private enterprise invest in it?'
he said.
Bill Flynn, president of
Friends of the Library, plus sev-
eral other citizens, talked about
the importance of having a
good library downtown, and
said the library needs serious

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It's a long time since I heard so ,
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Local architect Jos6 fine overall, $3.5 million to over-
Miranda said he supported the haul the entire post office was
strategic plan, and especially a "low-ball" figure. He added
wanted to see the post office that he was also concerned
"saved from the brink." about funding sources and that
"As elected officials, we urge "(added) franchise fees would
you to do what we pay you to be met with a lot of resistance
do, and lead," Miranda said. by residents of the city."
Local resident Julie Ferreira Ron Kurtz urged commis-
said Fernandina Beach has had sioners to go forward with the
a strategic plan "as long as I plan. "We have the talent in this
can remember," and com- community to make things hap-
plained that city planners were pen," he said, "... but we have to
still working on the waterfront commit ourselves to it. I think
in a "piecemeal" manner. She the'commission that could'can
suggested they find out who lo it."
designed the park on the St. Commissioner Arlene
Marys, Ga., waterfront and use Filkoffatthe end of the meeting
a similar design. She also com- thanked all the residents for
plained that $350,000 allocated attending.
to stabilize the post office build- "I like to see everyone get
ing would not be enough. involved," she said. "I'm feel-,
Andrew Curtin also said ing like we're close to getting
that, although the plan looks something done. I heard a lot of

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Upcoming meetings
Fernandina Beach Commissioners are scheduled to dis-
cuss public comments on Ihe .Frward Fernanrdinaa strategic
plan at 5 p m. Tuesday at City Hall 2C4 Ash SI and I: dis-
cuss expansion ol the C:,rmmunir, Redevelc-pment Area
which mighT help pa' for some ot the pi:.pose:d pr-.ole:is
A special cily meeiing oni financing lhe plan is al'o tenta-
tively planned for Aug 9 but Ihe Tiie anld ven-iiue ha.'e not
been decided
The commission may vote on Ihe plan ati rs regular Aug
16 meeting

community pride tonight. It's a
long time since I heard so
much community pride."
Commissioner Eric Childers
said he was surprised and
pleased at the meeting's "love-
fest" atmosphere, but added he
was still concerned about the
cost of future beach mainte-
nance, which could cost the city
up to about $3 million. He also
said he was "less inclined" to
bring the project to a voter ref-
erendum because "without a
voter referendum we can move
quicker and save money."
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter
said there was no way of know-
ing if the plan would actually
go forward, but added thit
"we're stuck with the post
office building and have to

deal with it."
"If it takes 10 years to do it; '
it takes 10 years," he said about
the overall plan. He also noted
the project would bring more
revenues into the city, whether
funded by taxpayers or some
other source.
"We're not talking about any-
thing that hasn't been talked
about at tremendous length,"
Poynter said. "We're trying td
do things that make sense for
the community." If a voter ref-
erendum on the plan failed to
pass, it would be very difficult
for future commissioners to get
a similar plan done, he said.:
"I'm not in favor of a voter
referendum, I'm in favor of
doing what's right for the city.'

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Bill and Kathy Conger show off the little beauty that earned first them first-place
awards at the Jaguar Club of North America Challenge Championship.

Couple wins competition


Bill Conger and Kathy
Conger competed July 6-9
at the biennial national
'Challenge Championship in
Dublin, Ohio in their 1.995
Jaguar XJS.
With over 100,000-plus miles
on the odometer, the 4.0-liter,
six-cylinder red beauty is pam-
pered by Bill, who takes pride
in keeping it in pristine condi-
tion despite the salty breezes

of their island home.
The couple won trophies in
two of three major events.
Driver Bill and navigator Kathy
won first place in the Novice
class in the 95-mile, four-stage
Road Rally. They crossed sev-
eral of the "Bridges of Madison
County" and ended at the
Packard Museum in Dayton,
Their elapsed time was bet-
ter than the pro class winner,
making them the overall win-
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skipped due to the potential
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took third-place honors in
the driven class in the Concours
(beauty show) event.
Competition was fight as the
winner scored a perfect 10 to
earn the first place award.
The next challenge for the
pair will be preparing Kathy's
2005 Jaguar Sportwagon for the
club show circuit.


Film tonight
The Nassau Patriots Tea
Party will show the film,
"Agenda: Grinding America
Down," at the Peck
Community Center auditori-
um at 7 p.m. today.
The 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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Mid-year market

Eighteen months into
writing this column, I have
decided that two market
reports a year seem appropri-
ate. Understandably, the
"how is business" question is
one I am regularly asked.
My short answer is better,
very unpredictable and not
nearly as good as 2007 and
Progress is taking place in
2011, following a year of
progress in 2010. Sales of
new vehicles in our country
dropped from 16 to 17 million
a year down to 10 to 11 mil-
lion a year, an unprecedented
peacetime drop. So when we.
hear about a 15 percent gain
year over year, it sounds
good, but the path to pre-
slowdown sales levels is hard
to predict.
Allow me to share the
mid-year facts and maybe a
little commentary. First,
some June 2011 year to date
U. S. car and light-truck sales
data (see box below).
The market is tracking
around 12.6 million units, on
pace fora 13 percent
improvement. Domestic mar-
ket share continues a couple
year uptrend, improving to
46.8 percent versus 45.5 per-
cent June YTD last year.
The Detroit Three picked
up 408,976 units the first half
of 2011, a nice increase. The
Koreans remain on a torrid

pace, pick-
'_--' ing up
units and a
33 percent
Their com-
KEFFER'S Kia) market
CORNER share
from 7.6
Rick Keffer percent up
to 9 per-
cent. A lot of the Korean
sales are coming at the
expense of the Japanese man-
ufacturers, who are nervous-
ly watching them in their
rear-view mirror, while see-
ing the domestics gaining
some steam. One would cer-
tainly have to acknowledge
the natural disaster in Japan
has impacted these numbers,
but the general trends of
domestic and Korean
improvement have been
under way prior to 2011.
Both Nissan and Volkswagen'
have been very solid lately
and are making strides.
Certain makes are enjoy-
ing a big sales wave in 2011.
Kia has jumped 44 percent,
from 170,000 to 245,000,
sales. Jeep, a division of; '
Chrysler, is up 49 percent
from 126K to 188K. Mini
Cooper is up 42 percent, .

U. S. car and light-truck sales

General Motors
* Chryslei
totall Dehroij
Total Japan
Total Europe
Toral Korea
Total Industy

2011 YTD
1 262 610
1 069.7"3
639 932
2,966 334
60:7 442
2.237 148
567 901
567 i901
6.333 313

2010 YTD
1 077.601
981 352
2,160 501


from 20,000 to 29,000.
Porsche is up 42 percent,
from 10K to 15K. The high-
line models are benefiting
from the well-heeled Baby
Boomers who are still spend-
ing and will continue to.
In our county, new-car
sales are enjoying an uptrend
this year, getting closer to the
approximately 325 units a
month average of a few years
ago. June's Cross Sell Report
showed 259 sales. I saw it get
as low as 137 units one
month early last year. Our
used-car sales are still well
under historic levels and that
probably reflects the con-
sumers most impacted by the
shaky economy. Progress is
being made overall locally
and nationally, but there is
still quite a way to go.
The NFL was able to put
together an agreement,
thank goodness. Let's all
hope and pray that that the
leadership in Washington
comes up with some rational
solutions in the near term.
With this column die a few
days in advance, maybe
'something has happened by
now. Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
: Crysler eep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
Sand ownership.

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Stork delivers Cup of toe, hope

The first little girl in a generation was born
into the Palmer family late last Friday after-
noon. It is my extreme pleasure to introduce to
you Her Royal Highness Princess Lora Leigh
Palmer. The tiara is on order, along with the
Barbie Doll set for Christmas.
OK, so her title isn't Her Royal Highness or
Princess. And if she's anything like her pretty
mom, Leigh, her Aunt Emily or Oma Pam,
she'll probably favor big floppy beach hats and
flip-flops over jewel-studded crowns and glass
slippers. But being the only girl child to bear
the Palmer name since my sisters were born,
not to mention being my eldest son, Trey, and
Leigh's first, suffice.it to say she's bound to get
a little bit spoiled.
But that's what little girls are for, isn't it, for
their daddies and papas to spoil rotten by turn-
ing their hearts into the equivalent of warm
grits with the fluttering of eyelashes and pout-
ing of lips? Little boys-are wonderful and tons
of fun. Little girls are special and precious.
They're as.different in their uniqueness as,
well, pink and blue.
Lora Leigh. Such a sweet Southern sound-
ing name. I see her riding in a horse-drawn car-
riage down a path guarded by blossoming, fra-
grantly scented magnolia trees. And being that
I'm just an old time, sentimental fool, this is
my first of what I hope to be many letters to
Dear Lora Leigh, your Oma Pam and your
PapaJoe, Marmie Susan, Uncle Richard and
Aunt Emily and your little cousin Dean,
Michael were gathered in the waiting room

L.. -

.i anxiously anticipating your
arrival. Well, most of us were
waiting. Your cousin busied'
himself begging cookies and
S*keeping us in stitches with
his learning to walk. But he
Sdid his part by easing some of
that bursting at the seams
tension in the air at such
CUP F events.
CUPOF And then it happened, on
JOE July 22 at 5:05 p.m., the
... dreamy melody of Brahms
Lullaby began softly playing .
Joe Palmer over the waiting room speak-
ers. A brand new child was born. We whooped'
and laughed with delight and crossed our fin-
gers. Yes! We nearly shouted, let this one be
A few minutes later, your daddy glided out
of the delivery room walking two feet above
the tiles, beaming like a little kid on Christmas
"She's here!" he sang.
We couldn't wait to go back and see you, to
touch you and hold you for the first time. I held
your.tiny, delicate body in my arms and my
own flesh seemed like old leather compared to
yours. Such is the freshness of new life. And
when you finally turned your face to my shirt
and began to nuzzle me for the loving task only
your: mama can fulfill, I regretfully handed you
back to her. Sweet child, you made an old
man's heart bubble like effervescence.
I hope I will be here to see you grow up. I

hope I live a long, long time so that we can
have lots of fun together. I hope I'm around to
sit up late some stormy night with you on my
knee in your pajamas, telling you a funny bed-
time story to chase away your fears.
SI hope.
Those are magic words, child. If they're the.
oTly two you ever learn, consider yourself
blessed. Hope will take you places where noth-
ing else will, for it is hope that builds and nur-
tures dreams and turns them into reality. Hope'
will sustain you through your darkest hours
and your worst fears.
Hope will feed a weary soul and refresh an
aching, thirsty heart. Hope erases rugged
mountains and turns the whole world into lush
green valleys and flower strewn meadows. It is.
with hope that we are born into this world, in
hope that we live out our days in it and with the
greatest hope of all, seeing the face of our
Creator, that we finally leave it.
It's not for nothing that a little girl starts a
hope chest for her wedding day. And so it
comes full circle.
I hope God will give me. many, many years
to laugh and play and sing with you,'but most
of all, to love you.
Hope, Lora Leigh, is eternal. Life is fleet-
ing, a blazing star in the night sky, then gone.
But I hope this old man's star blazes long
enough for you to see it and hear his voice.
I hope.
With all my love,


in the Keys
It was one of those rare vacations that
just happened, one we hadn't expected. Our
older daughter, Michele, and her family
invited us to Key Largo, where they had
rented a place with.a pontoon boat on a
canal that connects with the bay. We grate-
fully accepted her invitation.
We saw Jesus on Tuesday. His statue,
"Christ of the Deep," stands in about 25 feet
of water in the.Atlantic Ocean, about six
miles from the Key Largo shore. It weighs
about 400 pounds, but the concrete base to
which it is attached weighs close to 20,000
Under an azure sky, we joined snorkel-
ers from five other boats, flipping about
facedown in our fins and
facemasks, marveling at
I/ the statue and the colorful
coral reef and fish that sur-
round it. The scene was
impressive: Jesus with his
head and arms raised
toward the surface in a
pose of peace.
Frankly, though, I'd
FRO~M I;atiiI l,,k fur Jesus on
1 THE dry land, in the lives of
HOME people who do kind things
for others seemingly for no
OFFICE reason at all.
...- Key Largo would be a
PhiHud great'place for a wedding,
PhilHudgins especially if you like beau-
tiful sunsets more than the confines of a
church. And may I recommend my favorite
place: Snook's Bayside -.don't you love the
name? where the sun kisses the Earth
goodnight as lovers kiss the beginning of
their hopeful lives in marital bliss.
If you travel the Keys southwest about
100 miles, as we did, you may visit the Key
West home where author Ernest
Hemingway endured nine of his 12 years of
marital bliss with one of his four wives,
Pauline. And then there were 44 cats.
Hemingway obviously was a great writer
but also a tortured soul, suffering from
bipolar disorder and penchant for trading
wives on a whim.
The 44 cats would have been a problem-
for me. But for Hemingway, they must have
brought comfort the cats and wonderful
fishing all around because it was in Key
West where the Nobel Prize winner was
most motivated and productive as a writer.
Descendants of those legendary six-toed
cats, by the way, are still hanging around.
When our guide rattled a package of cat
treats, a couple of them sauntered up to her
feet and nibbled at the morsels she offered,
when they felt like it There came Harry S.
Truman and Duke-Ellingt6n, unenthusiastic
but available. Audrey Hepburn remained
asleep under a bench.
I left with a Hemingway book of fishing
stories. If I'm not inspired to catch more
fish, at least I might be inspired to be a bet-
ter writer.
You also may visit President Truman's
winter White House in Key West. He was
one of my favorite presidents. He didn't put
up with any manure.
The Florida Keys are great for visiting.
It's been fun. But we must go home. We're
out of mosquito repellent again.
Phil Hudgins is senior editor for
Community Newspapers Inc. ofAthens, Ga.,
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Are they listening?
The city asked for written inpu
on the proposed Forwarc
Fernandina plan 97 people sub
mitted their thoughts. I read all o
them. Probably few others did since
their posting on the city's web site
was little publicized ("City strategic
plan is moving forward," July 27).
The majority of these written
1. Rejected the spending entire
ly in this time of economic hardship
when the city is struggling just tc
provide basic services without a tax
hike, or
2. Supported only one or two
parts of the plan, or
3. Felt the plan should be voted
on by the people for approval.
No summary of this written input
was made at the Monday public
meeting. It was totally disregarded.
Instead, the commissioners listened
to the dozen plan boosters who
spoke and proceeded forward as if
no meaningful objections to the pro-
posed plan had been heard.
Is it any wonder that polls show
that voters think their elected offi-
cials do not represent their views?
Joe Anderson
Fernandina Beach

Dreams, plans,
Like many American's who are
now Baby Boomers, we had dreards
and plans.
Our personal dream was a com-
fortable retirement, nothing osten-
tatious. Just a little house in Montana
and a little house on Amelia Island,
our two favorite places in the USA.
And we would like a little money to
do a little traveling and go out to din-
ner once or twice a month. Peaceful
Sand pleasant Smiles all around.
We made it through the' 18 per-.
cent interest rates of the 1970's, the
savings and loan scandal of the
1980's and recession in the early
1990's. But we made it -,until now.
.The 29 successful..years in
Corporate America resulted in being
paid tdo much and forced retirement


at 55. We are adventurers, so we pur-
chased and ran the Amelia Island
Williams House from 2000 to 2005
after our first retirement. 24/7 took
on a new meaning, as did.taxes and
wind insurance. Then I became a
Being a realtor and working from
under the barrel for the last four
years, I am disgusted with what is
happening in Congress over the
inability to do something right for
the American people. First, how
about calling the kettle black.
Dip, double dip, "we are recov-
ering" give me a break. As noted
in the Twitter comments they could
not show on national TV because
'they were so angry and vulgar;.vir-
tually no one is happy with
America's leader.
We should have called it a
depression. Not a triple dip, we have
turned the corner, things are look-
ing better (18,000 new jobs; suc-
I am not an economist, but I have
a master's and BA from very fine

Money for nothing,

As I listen to the economic debates echoing
from the halls of Congress all the way to our
City Hall, I hear the refrain from the British
rock band Dire Straits echoing in my head:
"Money for nothing,.chicks for free.".
And then it's the Beatles singing "I,me,
But perhaps the best sample of the myopic
view are the seagulls in the cartoon movie
"Finding Nemo", who all screech "mine, mine,
.Seems that most people today want to cut
taxes and cut spending, and they'i-e"damn
angry about it;" the problem is though, they
want to cut their taxes, and cut spending on
things that don't affect them, but if one pro-
poses to make cuts in one of their sacred
cows, then whoa, no way! Its fine if you cut
things that I'm agairist, but I still expect the
services that I benefit from to remain
untouched. Its all about my, me, mine.
I'm going to avoid writing today about the
national picture, and just focus on the local
version of this epidemic.
Paid parking.
Let me start by reminding my soon-to-be-
angered opponents that I am a taxpayer in
Fernandina Beach, and just like the rest of the
"I, me, me mine-rs" I pay a lot of taxes too.
But I have to speak up about the debate
over paid parking.
The cost of developing and maintaining
parking in our city is very expensive, and
someone has to pay for it. Sorry, but it's a fact
of life, someone has to pay for it, and the only
question is who should pay for it. The answer
should be very simple, those who use the
parking should pay for it. Why should I, as a
taxpayer, pay more than my fair share of the
expense so others can ride for free?

So I will start by using an exa
inequity that exists right now. Bi
the C-3 zoning area do not have
(and pay for) parking for the tou
patronize their enterprises. The
this is that there is no real geogi
downtown business to provide fo
ment, so they're simply exempt.
twist, the rest o
have to provide
I pay) for the pul
f ., OK, now be
S out the torches
i forks, I'm not tr
S the downtown
They really are
between a rock
OPINIONS spot because th
FROM THE have the geogra
GOLDFISH vide for their ov
But, as I said
---*- -- someone has to
Coleman because unlike
tends, there rea
Langshaw thing as money
chicks for free.

So what to do, as we wring ou
hands and damn those who dare
we find ways to have users pay ii
ting someone else to do it for the
First of all, I don't buy the arg
charging visitors will hurt our tot
try, it just makes no sense to me.
visit St. Augustine or Savannah, (
Charleston, S.C., I have to pay to
always have a difficult time findir
park because those communities
with tourists. Even our state and
parks charge for parking or for ac

universities, have studied at Harvard
and Kellogg Business School, so I
am riot a blind, ignorant soul won-
dering in the wilderness. If we were
not in a recession, let's embrace our
situation and deal with it, it feels like
a depression. It may be easier to
live with the facts that we could lose
our job any day and see the bread-
lines provided by the churches and
local charities for what they are.
Breadlines for people who cannot
afford to buy health insurance let
alone groceries.
.I am a history buff and ongoing
student. Let's start from scratch if
we have to, but stop lying to the
American people. We and the gov-
ernment' are severely in debt. We
are suffering; We are in over our
heads and it is not the fault of the
average person.
Based on the national news
tonight, looking at the "wealth gap"
which is the widest ever in America,
there is more suffering, fear-and
anger to go around.
I will take the breadlines and

start over, but don't-treat us like a
"number of idiots" to be talked down
to and misled.
Paul A. Barnes
Fernandina Beach

Avisitor's view
I recently had a guest visiting
here from New York City and his
woman friend from Taipei, Taiwan.
They told me after staying here oni
the island for a long weekend that
the people were the friendliest they
have encountered anywhere. They
both are world travelers and have
been many beautiful places but
seem so taken with Fernandina
Beach and the surrounding areas.
The woman when leaving said to
me "that America should be proud
of this little town and the way that
the citizens of Fernandina Beach
represent our country to others vis-.
iting." I just had to share their words
with the citizens of this great towri.
Agostino Buttinelli
Fernandina Beach

parking free

simple of an parking in their jurisdictions, and they certain-
usinesses in ly haven't lost any tourists because of such
to provide fees. Paid parking is not some crazy idea born
wrists that here in Fernandina Beach, and to treat it as
rationale for such is absurd. Paying for parking is obviously
raphy for not a deterrent to tourism, and thus the argu-
or this require- ment otherwise is disingenuous at best.
But. here's the So here's the simple answer. I, taxpayer of
f us taxpayers Fernandina Beach, do not want to pay more
(meaning than my fair share of taxes to maintain parking
blic parking for the benefit of others who pay nothing. This
Is my "my, me, me, mine" request I (and my
fore you get -fellow city taxpayers) get a sticker that I have
and pitch- already paid for via my taxes, which allows me
'ying to vilify to park anywhere for free. Every one else
merchants; must pay for parking. At the very least, non-
:aught residents should pay for parking in premium
and a hard locations. It's really just that simple.
ey truly don't And here's a benefit that seems to go unno-
aphy to pro- ticed. With paid parking in high-volume, pre-
vn parking, mium locations (downtown and beaches),
I earlier, spaces will not be consumed all day by one
pay for it, user, keeping other users from parking and
the song con- spending their money, and we won't waste
lly is no such more lax dollars having police officers mark-
for nothing, ing tires, just to have the chalk wiped off, after
they turn the corner. Fare boxes, centrally
Ir collective located will eliminate the ugly blight of
suggest that meters at every space and will radically reduce
instead of get- the labor-intensity of collecting the money.
im. And if someone doesn't pay, then they will
ument that really pay.when they get a stiff ticket. That's
urism indus- just how it's done in the rest of the world.
Every time I So unless someone can come up with a way
Ga., or to plant money trees in the parking lots to pay
park, and for them, its time to get real and do the right
ig a place to and fair thing. It's time to stop talking and
are so busy complaining about cutting taxes and fees, yet :
national expecting to have money for nothing, chicks
access with for free.

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Class of 1951 holds 60th reunion

"Try to Remember" was
the theme for the 60th
reunion of the Fernandina
High School Class of 1951
as classmates enjoyed remi-
niscing and discussing the
great times of their youth.
About 35 people gath-
ered for an open house July
15 at the Sellers home in
old Amelia City where a
DVD of the schoolteachers
and class members was
shown. Included were Clara
Graham, first grade teacher
in 1939, and other faculty
members through 1951
graduation at the old Ilan
School pictures of 1939,
group pictures of the class
in grades five, eight and 12,
and those taken at noon on
the front steps were
viewed. Many scenes of old
Fernandina, before the
name was changed, were
At the end of the
evening the group sang the
Alma Mater, led by Claude
With 44 graduates, the
Class of '51 was the largest
to date at the time.
On July 16 a dinner was
held in the outdoor dining
area of a local restaurant,
with 25 class members and
guests attending. Each
received a copy of the DVD
and a CD with more than
100 views of Fernandina.
Old programs of the class
night and graduation exer-
cises, saved for 60 years,
were. included in "party

Attending the Class of 1951 reunion on July 15 are,
back row, above, Helen Sintes, Helen Paasche, Iris
Ward, Elbert (Pony) Maples, Charles Dyess, Edgar
Haddock, Jim Metzger and Ronald Davis. Front row,
Nora Thomas, Maria Sellers, Leo Cone, Grace Earl
Holland and Mary Thweatt.

Men from the Class of 1951, at a reunion dinner on July
16, include Nerle Holland, Ronald Davis, Jim Metzger,
Edgar Haddock, Charles Dyes$, Steve Douglas, Elbert .
Maples and Leo Cone. With 44 graduates, the Class of
'51 was the largest to date at the time to graduate from
Fernandina High School.

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Dr. and Mrs. Charles B.
Horton of Fernandina Beach
celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary on Friday, July
15, 2011, with dinner at Villa
Christina at Perimeter
Summit in Atlanta, Ga.
Charlie and Peggy were
married in 1961 in Trussville,
Ala. She is the former Peggy
Eudine Rowe.
They have three sons,
Chris, Jeff and Chad; seven
grandchildren, Jenna, Chase
Sebryn, Slaton, Ashley,
Lindsey and Blake, all living
in and around Atlanta.
On Saturday, July 16, 2011,
a festive celebration with all
the family took place at Chris
and Jenny Horton's home in

The Rev. Alonzo Aitry Jr.
and Helen Autry of Chester ,
celebrated their 60th wedding
anniversary. The Autrys were
married July 1, 1951, in
Kingsland, Ga.
Their children are Marie
Autry, Alonzo Autry III,
Frank Autry, Gary Autry,
Antonio Autry, Margaret
Davis, Phyllis Autry, Michael
Autry and Darryl Autry. The
Autrys have 24 grandchildren
and 26 great-grandchildren.

Scott and Leslie Kunkle of
Jacksonville announce the
engagement of their daugh-
ter, Jennifer Kunkle, to
Grayson Hagins, son of Hank

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Fernandina Beach.
Ms. Kunkle is a graduate
of Florida State University
and is a third grade teacher at
Callahan Intermediate School.

Miss Kunkle, Mr. Hagins

Mr. Hagins, also a graduate of
FSU, is a senior procurement
coordinator for Rock-Tenn.
The wedding will take
place Nov. 5, 2011 in St

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basic military
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The airman completed an
intensive, eight-week pro-
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military discipline and stud-
ies, Air Force core values,
physical fitness and basic war-
fare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete
basic training earn four cred-
its toward an associate in
applied science degree
through the Community
College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Scott and
Cathy Cicero of Callahan.
Cicero graduated in 2010
from West Nassau High
School, Callahan.

Navy Lt. Cmdr..Sharif H.
Calfee has completed his cur-
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military action officer
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with 18 months, caree'.
as the execu-
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months as the commanding
Calfee has been in the mil-
itary for 15 years. He is mar-
ried to Kerry Calfee and is
the son of Annette Calfee of
Fernandina Beach. He is the
son-in-law of Richard and
Kathy Hardy of Walpole,
Mass., and grandson of Leslie
and Irene Rogers of East Park
Ave, Enterprise, Ala.
Calfee graduated in 1992
from Toms River High School
East, Toms-River, N.J., and
received a bachelor of science
in computer science in 1996
from United States Naval
Academy, Annapolis, Md. He
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Kacie Lee Couch,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Harvey Couch Jr., graduated
with high honors June 7,
2011, from Douglas Anderson i
School of the Arts. She. ..:
achieved a grade point aver- .B
age of 4.114 while acquiring
35 credits and was awarded
the distinguished Art Seal in
Performance Theatre.
Couch is an active mem-
ber of the National Honor So-
ciety, the International Thes-
plan Society and was recog-
nized for earning more than
175 volunteer hours through-
out Nassau and Duval coun-
ties. She is a member of the
Reading Club and was select-
ed captain her senior year.
During her four years at Couch
Douglas Anderson, Couch
performed with Star Fish
Circus for two years, has demic scholarship with hon-
been a part of numerous ors admission to The Univer-
plays and was awarded supe- sity of Mary Washington in
rior ratings at thespian com- Fredericksburg, VA., where
petitions for her performanc- she will major in classical
es. archaeology with a minor in
Couch received an aca- theatre.


Angelo and Debbie Le-
lekis of Jacksonville announce
the birth of a daughter, Maia
Indigo Lelekis, born at 5:40
a.m. July 22, 2011, at Memo-
rial Hospital in Jacksonville.
The baby weighed 6 pounds 4
ounces and measured 19.5
inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are
Tina Pichardo of Melbourne

and the late Peter Lelekis of
Tarpon Springs. Maternal
grandparents are Gary and
Tracy Grimsley of Fernan-
dina Beach.
Great-grandparents are
Santo and Helen Pate of
Holiday and Goldie Grimsley
of Fernandina Beach. Great-
gCo c I. c I i li n ..Ill. I is
Concetta Pate of lHoliday.



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Double the blessing
When you see a food or household item on
"two for one" sale, please think of The
Salvation Army Hope House and consider pick-
ing up two one for them and one for you. The
items needed most right now to help fill emer-
gency food bags for Nassau neighbors in need
are: Canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned
meats, macaroni and cheese, fruit juice (can be
frozen concentrate), breakfast cereal, toilet
paper, paper towels, napkins and cleanser.
. Drop off items at the Hope House, 410 S. Ninth
St., or call 321-0435.
The Fernandina Beach Church of Christ is
collecting items for people in need. A barrel is
located at Amelia Island Storage for donations.
Canned, dry and boxed food as well as person-
al items such as soap, toothbrushes, tooth-
paste, etc. are needed. Call 261-9760
Sandwiches for sale
Historic Macedonia AME Church Men will
be selling fish, chicken and rib sandwiches
from 10 am. until 4 p.m. today and July 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.

Jehovah's Witnesses will convene for the
2011 "Let God's Kingdom Come!" District
Convention today through July 31 at the
Stephen C. O'Connell Center Arena in
.Gainesville. This year's convention will feature
an explanation of intriguing Bible prophecies
related to God's Kingdom and how-the
Kingdom will bring permanent changes and
blessings for those who love what is right.
Jehovah's Witnesses in Fernandina Beach
invite everyone to attend. Program sessions
begin at 9:20 a.m. each day. Admission is free.
Visit www.oconnellcenter.ufl.edu for informa- '
tion and directions. Call the local Kingdom
Hall at 261-6553 or 261-9183.

House ofprayer
First Assembly of God, 302 South 14 St.,
Fernandina Beach,.will host a local "house of
prayer", meeting today from 6 p.m.-12 p.m. It
will be a time of worship in music and song,
with intercession for the spiritual health of the
community. All are invited. Call 261-6448.

La Tierra Prometida (The Promised Land)
will host a dinner featuring an array of
Hispanic dishes from 5 p.m. until on July 30 at
416 Alachua St. in the old Baptist Church.'
Come taste the traditional foods of Honduras,
Puerto Rico, Uruguay, El Salvador and Mexico.
There is no charge for admission, although
donations will be happily accepted. All dona- ,
tions will go to the building fund for the
Spanish ministry at LaTierra 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 at 7 p.m., services at 7:30 p.m. Bring a
dessert and/or wine for socializing afterwards,
To RSVP, for information and the location, con,
tact Debbie Price at 310-6060 or

Love Ministry
Love Ministry is still glorifying the Lord..
Join them at 10:30 a.m. 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 261-7374.

New Life Christian Fellowship will hold its
second annual 10 Cent Clothing Sale July 30
from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with thousands of gently
used clothing items in all sizes for only 10
cents. Proceeds will go directly to the
Jacksonville Beach Mission House, Inc. New
Life Christian Fellowship is located at 2701
Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville. Call (904) 223-6000
or visit www.nlcf.org.

Concert series
The St Peter's Community Concert Series
resumes July 31 at 7 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 offer-
ing will be taken at the door. St. Peter's
Episcopal Church is located at the corner of
Eighth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Visit

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

Bible reading
Join Living Waters World Outreach. Center's
ninth annual Around the Clock Bible Readirig
beginning Aug. 1 in the church sanctuary at
96282 Brady Point Road, just west of the. Shave
Bridge. The entire Bible will be read, begin-
ning with Genesis 1:1 at 6 a.m. Monday and
ending with Revelation 22:21 late Thursday
afternoon. People of all ages will read ind15:
minute intervals. Call 321-2117 or stop by the
church and sign up. Come and listen whenever
time allows.
To share the reading on the Internet, log
onto www.livingwatersoutreach.org on Aug, 1
and select the link to the Bible reading;

Tuesday worship
Join the Salvation Army Hope House, 410
S.Ninth St, on Aug. 2 at noon for its Weekly
Worship Service. Pastor David Harrison of La
Tierra Prometida The Promise Land Church,
will continue the insightful series on "How to
Love God." Each message stands alone so
come, even if it's your first time! Call 321-0435.
Revival time
New Jerusalem HOGSIC, 816 South 10th
St., will host guest evangelist Elder Vernell
Henry of Union Cathedral Ministries in
Valdosta, Ga., known locally as Janice,at 7 p.m.
on Aug. 5 and 6. Come experience two nights
of spiritual rejuvenation with the theme "Lord,
Make Me over." It's "Re"vival time "re"
means to do again.
Prayer night
Firs At'sse~nbly of God, 302 Sdthl' 14th St.,
Fernandina Beach, will host a night of worship,
praise and prayer in cooperation with
International House of Prayer Night on Aug. 5
at 6:30 I.m. For information contact the office
at 261-6448.

Adult luncheon
Springhill Baptist Church, 941017 Old
Nassauville Road, Nassauville, will hold its
Senior Adult Luncheon at 10:30 am. on Aug.
18. To help with planning, RSVP by calling the
church office at 261-4741.

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 ate601 Centre St. For information call

Missions in India talkAug. 5

Holy Trinity Anglican
Church is pleased to invite all
interested in attending a pres-
entation on "Missions in India
and the Philippines." Dr. Mary
Grundorf will share experi-
ences and activities on behalf of
the Church endeavoring to 1)
break through the inhumane
system of caste system slavery
in India and 2) create training
and support for missions in the
strategically located Philippines
and the surrounding countries.
Come hear how Christians
in the U.S. are changing lives in

India and
the Philip-
pines, on
Aug. 5
i f beginning at
5 p.m. at
Holy Trinity
S- Anglican
Grundorf 1830 Lake
Park across
from the
YMCA in Amelia Park. The
presentation is free.
The Rev. Michael Bowhay,
rector, recently returned from

a Synod of the Anglican
Province of America where
they presented a check for
$100,000 to Operation Mobil-
ization, a worldwide mission-
ary organization. This money
,will be used to build and oper-
ate an educational center for
the Dalit children, the lowest
caste in India. This will be the
104th school built for them.
There are approximately 340
million Dalit (pronounced
Daleet) in India. The event will
be followed by social gather-
ing at the church.


The community paid '
tribute to volunteers July
17 during"'Save the .
Children Day" at O'Neal
Memorial Baptist
Church, 474257 SR
Ruth Sykes, standing
from left, top, Felix
Jones, Geneva
McGowen, Earline
Robinson, Nathaniel --
Robinson and Barbara
Baker received recogni- :
tion for their work in the
Above, Sharon Evans,
Jean Thomas, community
ushers Daisy Maxwell and Bernice Walker with Ernest and Jacquelyn White
received appreciation for their contributions to O'Neal Memorial and to Rose-Lennie
Right, Stanley Lofton, from left, the Rev. Sydell Mason, George Mason, Evangelist
Clara Stamps and Ernie Albert display pins they received for being church volun-

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

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

La Tierra Prometida
(The Promise Land)
Kisplanf c sMnistry
Sunday. Wednesday
1 lam-7:30 pm 7:30pm
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Father, bt by me.
Pastor Carlo Uln I" hold Bap, t hurch
Serrano 4164Alachua St.
Fernandina Beach, FL
Church (904) 277-8455 32034
Cell (904) 349-2595 pastorcarlosserrano5151

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6j1m
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Comr of Buocane r Tr OaGeng REood, FTnama RI
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11.15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4144
OffA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yule United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8:00am, 10:00am, & 12:00pm
Daily Mass 8:30am Meon, Wed., Thurs & Fri.
6 pm T sday, ,
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Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm no byappt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish OlIce: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Numbpr 904-277-6566

Living Waters
world outreach
Contemporary Worshp
SUN 9:30am
_a It WED 7':00pmr
S Youth Nursery&
."./;, Childroh's Ministries
321 .2117
Rob &ChritMae oyette
seaior Pamt CsAnIAA niarawsdA's
www. LivinilW tersOuitreach.or
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Church, UCC
Worship Sundays
at 10:00 am
'1l',74 ChrsftLr Road In ul]?e
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Moming Worhip 8'15 am and 11'00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meetng 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
86971 Harts Rd., West 904.226.5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 226-0809

Innovative Style, Contemporary Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed @ 6:30pm
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Pleasejoin us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday NVew Members Class 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 am. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9 p.m.Ministries:
Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth

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17982 N. Main Street, Jacksonville
Oust south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM.
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School........... . 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service............ 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training .........6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper ... 6OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnleview Road acrosss rom Sader Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
Nursery provided

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

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Servlces-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9'00 Awana
Worship Service 10'30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p m. Service 6'00 p.m
Wednesday Service 7'00 p.m.
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
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ContlporaryWorship ...9:45emin Maxwell Hall
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Sunday Services
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer 10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class- 10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12:15 pm
Rev. I. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Paarkacros froml MC.U)
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FRIDAY. JULY 29.2011 NEWS News-Leader


This was written by Angela
Daughtry of the News-Leader
from oral and written reports by
the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office and the city ofFernandina
Beach Police Department and
other agencies. Arrest indicates
suspicion of a crime, not guilt.
Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the Fernandina Beach
Police Department at 277-7342
or the Nassau County Sheriff's
Office anonymously by calling
225-0147 in Yulee and
Fernandina Beach or 879-2136
in Callahan, Hilliard and
Bryceville. The "We Tip" pro-
gram 1-800-78CRIME also
allows callers to leave anony-
mous tips.
Stun gun used
According to police reports,
a city officer used a stun gun to
restrain a 24-year-old man dur-
ing an incident at the Palace
'A police officer working off-
duty at the bar reported the
man was ejected from the
establishment earlier in the
evening, but made numerous
attempts to re-enter through
various doors.
When the man made anoth-
er attempt to enter the bar, the
officer tried to speak with him,
but the man became verbally
abusive, according to police
reports. When a Palace Saloon
security guard intervened to
help the officer, the man began
using profanity and racial slurs.
The officer then told the
man to put his hands behind
his back in order to arrest him,
but the man bolted and began'
running, according to reports.
The security guard caught the
man, who then punched the
security guard with a closed
fist, according to the report.

The police'officer then
deployed his stun gun, making
contact with the man, who was
detained without further inci-
The man was arrested and
charged with obstructing jus-
tice, battery and disorderly con-
Bike rage
According to a police report,
a bicyclist damaged a truck in
a road rage incident at Fort
Clinch State Park on July 23.
The victim told police he
was traveling east on Atlantic
Avenue Saturday.and stopped
to let a male bicyclist go by trav-
eling east before turning into
Fort Clinch.
As the driver was waiting at
the registration office to enter
the park, the bicyclist pulled up
next to him and began yelling
profanity at him, according to
the report. As the bicyclist left,
he hit the man's 2008 Dodge
truck in the left quarter panel,
causing damage.
A park ranger volunteer cor-
roborated the victim's state-
ment, saying a man riding a
bicycle next to the truck start-
ed an argument with the driver
and hit the truck before leaving
the park.
According to the report,
police observed about $200 in
damage to the left quarter panel
of the truck.
The bicyclist was described
as a white male about 50 years
old wearing a black biking
shirt, black biking shorts and a
blue helmet on a black bicycle.
Police have no further infor-
liquor sales
According to reports, three

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the intersection of


CSX Railroad

The Harts Road/CSX crossing will

be permanently closed to ALL traf-

fic. A new crossing will be available

via William Burgess Boulevard

located approximately 1 mile to

the north. The expected date of

this change is July 26, 2011, how-

ever, this date is subject to change.

Traffic will

be diverted onto

Commercial Park Drive on the east

side of the CSX tracks and diverted

onto Clyde Higginbotham Road on

the west side of the CSX tracks;

For questions and concerns







Worksite Traffic Supervisor, Richard

Smith at (904) 814-0041.

-- Civil Contracors --
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local retailers were recently
caught selling liquor to under-
age drinkers in an undercover
operation by the Nassau
County Sheriff's Office.
Police reports stated a clerk
at the Kangaroo store on US 1
in Hilliard sold a 23.5 ounce
Four Loko alcohol drink to an
underage deputy on July 15.
An underage deputy also
bought a Four Loko alcohol
drink on July 15 from the
Flash Foods store on US 17 in
In a third incident, a clerk at
the Speedway Food Store in
Callahan on July 21 sold a four-
pack of Natural Light beer to an
undercover deputy, according
to a police report
All three clerks were issued
a criminal summons for selling .
alcohol to a person under 21
and were released pending a
court date, according to
Copperwire stolen
A Hilliard man told Nassau
County Sheriff's Office
deputies that more than $2,000
worth of copper wire was stolen
from his yard on July 22.
According to a report, the
man. came home from work
around 6 p.m. that day and dis-
covered, about 50 pieces of cop-
per wire missing from his yard
on Lake Hampton Road.
The man told deputies he.
kept the wire on top of a utility
trailer and remembered seeing
the wire that morning. He
said the wire was valued at
A search of the outside area
revealed no physical evidence,
the report said. Aneighbor with
partial view of the property told
deputies he saw nothing unusu-
al at the victim's residence. The
case is pending.

Beach monitoring may

Community Newspap
How clean is the
water along the shoreli
Soon, the answer t
question may not be q
up to date as it has been
If cost-cutting measu
approved, beach water
may be screened just
every two weeks rather
weekly, as is the case
according to J
Hammonds, press secret
the Florida Departm
Health (DOH).
"Due to the reduce
state funding, DOH's H
Beaches program is pro
to reduce monitoring
weekly sampling," Ham
wrote in an email.

every other
,NI. The Florida Department of cc
ers Health will have public meet- 'of
ings in four areas of the state to sa
ocean discuss changes in their beach tw
ne? water quality program, and will sa
;o that be addressing the east coast sc
uite as programs at a meeting bl
n. Wednesday in Daytona. th
res are Coastal beach waters,
quality including those off Amelia its
t once Island, are tested for entero- b(
ar than cocci and fecal coliform bacte- at
e now, ria, which are naturally found D
[essica in the intestines. If an excess is H
.taryof in the water, the bacteria can
ent of cause serious infections or dis- o0
eases. When testing reveals a bi
tion in health hazard, beaches have cc
Healthy been closed temporarily in the re
)posing past. tr
to bi- Since 2002, the sampling ai
monds has been done weekly, all year ai
long, in' all 34 of Florida's w

coastal counties. With the state
'the economy, the number of
imples will be reduced to
/ice a month, with winter
impling from Nassau County
nuth to Flagler County possi-
y suspended, according to
he DOH.
The Florida DOH will have
s eastern coast public meeting
beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday
the Volusia County Health
department located at 1845
olsonback Drive, Daytona.
The coalition is a national
organization which tests major
beaches, citing that "Coastal
counties, including beach
creation and tourism con-
ibute over $5 trillion dollars
annually to the U.S. economy,"
according to their Web site,

Lawsuit challenges state

on religious freedom clause

Florida News Connection
Individuals and groups repre-
senting Florida's public
schools and some religious
communities have filed a law-
suit in state Circuit Court
(2011-CA-1892) in Tallahassee
challenging a constitutional
amendment placed on the bal-
lot by the Florida Legislature.
Amendment Seven would
substantially alter the consti-
tution's no-aid provision, which

has been in effect f6r til-ore
than 125 years. This provision ;:
(in Article 1, Section 3) pro-
tects the religious freedom
rights of all Floridians by bar-
ring taxpayer-funded aid to reli-
gious institutions.
The pi up -l ,a in.-ntl it- -ni, l
if approved by voters, Would
gut that protection, according
to' Florida Education
Association Presiderit Andy
"If Amendment'Seven were
to pass, it could open the flood
gates for any school of any
type to try and get state fund-
ing, at the expense of the pub-
lic schools."
The lawsuit points out that

;vi.)l. s throughout the nation
'have repeatedly rejected
voucher initiatives. Plaintiffs
claim the leadership of the leg-
islature realized this, so they
approved an amendment with
the ballot title, "Religious
Freedom," which plaintiffs say
'twists the measure's actual
Co-plaintiff Rabbi Merrill
Shapiro of Temple Shalom,
Deltona, said, "our lawsuit is
based on Article 3 of our
Florida Constitution, which
says you can't write a check
from the state to a Christian
The court filing is available
at www.meyerbrookslaw.com.


The City of Fernandina Beach will receive sealed bids for annual
requirements for the following until no later than 2:00 p.m.,
August 12, 2011.
ITB # 11-11 Street Signage
ITB documents and specifications are available to download from the
City of Fernandina Beach website, www.fbfl.us, Bids and Purchasing
web page. Questions regarding bid can be directed to Deni Murray,
Purchasing Agent at dmurray@fbfl.org or (904) 277-7311 x2035.


Today counting. TonoiTowbandng.

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What they learn today will shape their tomorrow.

Rain ori Shine: Inside & Outside
Bring Lawn Chair

SATURDAY, .ULY 30TH @ 10:10 AM
Preview @ 9am
ST. MARS, GA 31558
1-95 to Exit 3. East on Hwy 40. Rt on Dillworth.
Left on Conyers to Corner of Mahan
Wonderful Estate full of Antiques, Primitives & Period Furnishings. Early
Advertising & Toys. Hlobby Horse owned by Dixie Crystal's Tom Oxnard, Early
Pennsylvania Blue Decorated Crocks, Majolica. Odd Fellows Sign. Early Planter
Pearit Bin. Sleigh Bells. Decorated Drum. Marching Drum. Banjo, Apothecary
Jars, Butcher Block Table. Wahstands, Bed w/Mattress, Pie Safes. Plank Tables.
Rockers. Church PeN s. I-irly Cabinets. Butcher Shop Counter w/Paper Wheel,
Period Drop Leal Table. ReguLlator Clocks. Tall Case Grandfather Clock. Rugs.
Harness Cabinet. Chest of Drawers. Davenport Desk. Ice Cream Churn Coffee
Table, Period Refractory lable/I)eacons Bench. Early Chairs. Leather Sofa &
Chair, Vintage American Flags of all Sizes. Taxidermy. Decoys, Metal PA Sugar
Box. Unique Black \Meorabilia. Buggy Seat. Thomas Wood & Co Coffee Box.
Colorful Feed Sack Collection & Cabinet. RD Hope Chest, Metal Acme Peanut
Roaster Box. Mirrors. 25 IlHershey Kiss Tub, Textiles. Books. Scale. Iron Stars,
Quilts. Baskets. Coffee Grinders. Lamps. Wagon Wheel Form, Period Hitching
Post. Vintage Iocksmith Sign. Vintage Porch Milk Box. Milk Bottle Carney Game.
Radio Controlled Plane, Witches Kettles w/Stands. Feed Store Checker Boards,
Grits Mill Wheel. Cast Iron Banks. Doorstops & Nutcrackers. Toms Jars & Display
Stands. Retro Shake Machine. ToolsOlympian Diesel 20 kw Generator.
Pictures on Website
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Road Closure Notification
Chester Rd at Pages Dairy Rd Intersection
Improvements Project

Date: Monday August 8, 2011(9:30 A.M) -
Friday August 12, 2011(11:00 P.M)

Location of Closure: Chester Rd will be closed
from Heron Isles Pkwy south to Pages Dairy Rd.

Description of Detour: Traffic heading south
on Chester Rd will be detoured east on Heron
Isles Pkwy to Blackrock Rd to continue south to
SR A1A. Northbound Traffic will only be allowed
to Courtney Isles Way; for all other Northbound
access follow the Detour from SR Al A to
Blackrock Rd. Pages Dairy Rd Traffic will be
allowed to only travel North on Chester Rd.

Reason for Detour: Roadway Improvements
along Chester Rd have caused elevation
changes to the'roadway and require adjust-
ments to the Railway Crossing along Chester
Rd. First Coast Railroad will, be working to
adjust the railway in this area.

Contractor: Southern Development Corporation

Work Site Traffic Supervisor:

Scott Granger Phone: 904-626-9028


Brett McKnight Phone: 904-813-3319



FRIDAY. Ui.Y29. 2011 NEWS Ncws-Leacdcr



The District School Board of

Nassau County, Florida will

soon consider a budget for


A public hearing to make

a DECISION on the budget

AND TAXES will be held on:

August 2,2011

6:00 pm


The School Board Offices

@ 1201 Atlantic Avenue,

Fernandina Beach, Fl 32034



FISCALYEAR 2011-2012
Required Local Effort ( including Prior Period. 5.8170 Discretionary Critical Needs 0.0000 Operating or Capital Not to
Funding Adjustment Millage) (Operating or Capital) Exceed 2 Years 0.0000
Local Capital Improvement (Capital Outlay) Additional Millage not.to Exceed 4yrs 0.0000 Debt Service 0.0000
Discretionary Operating 0.7480 (Operating)
Discretionary Capital Improvement, 1.2430 Total Millage 7.808
Federal sources 60,000 9,803,026 9,863,026
State sources 26,947,492 51,500 504,450 60,434 27,563,876
Local sources 45,876,360 2,272,000 8,459,493 566,607,853
TOTAL SOURCES 72,883,852 12,126,526 504,450 8,519,927 94,034,766
Transfers In 737,219 82,000 19,219
Fund Balances/Reserves/NetAssets 15,920,870 1,565,499 730,106 38,210,649 . 56,427,124
BALANCES 89,541,941 13,692,025 1,316,556 46,730,576 161,281,098

Instruction 47,542,048 3,473,529 51,015,576
Pupil Personnel Services 3,070,493 490,082 3,660,576
Instructional Media Services 1,247,670 1,247,670
Instructional and Curriculum Development Services 1,295,024 1,274,438 2,569,462
Instructional Staff Training Services 920,405 724,904 1,645,310
Instructional Technology-Support. 1,230,685 1,230,685
Board of Education 601,313 601,313
General Administration 1,196,612 419,919 1,616,531
School Administration 4,918,104 4,918,104
Facilities Acquisition and Construction 170,600 44.167.310 44,337,910
Fiscal Services 497,878 497,878
Food Services 2,593 5,455,669 6,458,262
Central Services 557,105 255,193 812,297
Pupil Transportation Services 3,914,472 307,480 4,221,952
Operation of Plant 8,225,837 3,180 8,229,017
Maintenance of Plant 3,305,433 3,305,433
Administrative Technology Support 946,912 30,000 976,912
Community Servies 897,871 75,000 972,871
DebtServices- 510,103 510,103
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 80,541,055 12,509,395' 510,103 44,167,310 137,727,862
Transfers Out 819.219 819,219
Fund Balances/Reserves/NetAssets 9,000,886 1,182,630 806,454 1.744.047 ---12,734,017
TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCES 89,541,941 13,692,025 1,316,556 46,730,576 151,281,098
The tentative, adopted, and/or final budgets are on file in the office of the above mentioned taxing authority as a public record

The School Board of Nassau County will soon consider a measure to continue to impose a
1.243 1mil property tax for the capital outlay projects listed herein.
This tax is in addition to the school board's proposed tax of 6.565 mills for operating
expenses and is proposed solely at the discretion of the school board.
The capital-outlay tax will generate approximately $8,459,493 to be used for the following
Fernandina Beach Middle School Remodeling and Renovations
Air Condition all Seven(7) Gymnasiums
Six Additional Classrooms at Hilliard Middle Senior High School
Install Generators at Maintenance and Transportation
Covered Walkways at Yulee Middle School
Demolish Building 4 at the Yulee Community Education Center
Routine Maintenance of Facilities
Safety and ADA Improvements
Repair/Replacement of Interior Finishes/Exterior Walls/Partitions
Kitchen Health Code Compliance: Kitchen Hoods.
Set-up/Breakdown'of Relocatable Buildings
Replace/Renovate Floors/Ceiling Tiles/Ceilings/Lighting both Interior and Exterior
Repair/Refinish/Replace Cabinets/Replace Chalkboards with White Boards
Replace Carpet/Floor Tile/Floor Coverings
Resurface/Repair Drives/Parking Lots/Sidewalks/Tracks/
Tennis Courts/Covered Walkways
Repair/Replace Windows/Blinds/Doors/Stage Curtains
Interior and Exterior Painting
Renovate/Refresh/Repair/Restrooms/Plumbing Systems
Repair/Replace Electrical Systems/ Emergency Generators
HVAC Maintenance and Repair
District wide Fencing/Storage
District Wide Technology Additions, Upgrades, and Refresh
District Wide Classroom and Library Equipment
District Wide Furniture Purchases
CHASE AGREEMENT Repayment of Qualified Zone Academy Bonds,
Callahan Adult Education Facility
Relocatables for Emmar Love Hardee Elementary School, Southside Elementary,
Yulee Middle School, Yulee Primary School and Yulee Elementary School
and as needed district wide

All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be held on August 2, 2011,,
6:00pm in the Boardroom at the School Board Office at 1201 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina
Beach, Fl 32034.
A DECISION on the proposed CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this hearing.




FRIDAY, JULY 29 2011


Young tennis players gathered Thursday morning on the Central -Park courts in Fernandina Beach for lessons with pro Rod Gibson. Classes are offered Monday through Friday -
through Maharaj Tennis and the city of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Department. Call 277-7350 or 548-1472 or email michelemaha@msn.com for information.
Franklin Perry, 6, above left, works on his backhand. Julianna Reeve, top right, and Will Knisley, 9, above right, work on forehand and backhand drills.

SJackson Perry, 11, left, and brother Henry Perry, 9,right, take lessons with their little brother Franklin. For more tennis information, see Tennis News, below.

Dry ears after swim, avoid otis externa

Q Dr. Smith, what is
swimmer's ear?

A. Known medically as oti-
tis externa, swimmer's
ear is a painful condition
caused by inflammation of the
outer ear canal. Competitive
swimmers are prone to otitis
externa because the repeti-
tive flow of water across the
ear canal washes away the
protective earwax, exposing
bacteria directly to the skin.
The wet and warm ear
canal is a great place for the
bacteria and fungus there to
multiply and create an infec-
tion. However, swimmer's ear
is not a condition isolated just
to swimmers. Anyone can
develop the condition from
getting water iii their ear,
such as when you take a
Itching in the ear canal is
usually the first sign of the
development of swimmer's
ear. Other signs include red-
ness and swelling, ear pain

when the ear
is touched or
moved), a
F perception of
hearing loss
or that the
ear canal is
blocked in
some way
because of
DAD' swelling.
SPORTS Drainage
MEDICINE from the ear
is a late sign
GREGORY of more
SMITH. M.D. advanced
of the itching, many will turn
to Q-tips to scratch the ear.
This may only make things
worse, removing the protec-
tive ear wax, exposing the
now.scratched skin surface
directly to more bacteria and
allowing an infection to
Avoiding an infection in
the first place is the best rem-

edy, which means that the ear
canal needs to be dried with-
out actively rubbing or
scratching the skin surface.
It's common sense, but
obviously you should make'
sure you get the water out of
your ears when you get out of
the water. You should gently
dry the canal with your towel,
but avoid scratching or rub-
Another very effective
method to avoid an infection
during the season is the use
of ear drops. For active swim-
mers, over-the-counter ear
drops are available that help
dry out the ear through accel-
erated evaporation, which
helps keep the development
of bacteria to a minimum.
Make drops by using a solu-
tion of half diluted vinegar
and half rubbing alcohol.
It is not recommended ear
plugs be used to try and pre-
vent swimmer's ear because
they actually can increase the
potential for infection to

develop, again by scratching
the ear's inner surface,and
removing the protective wax
coating. Once the infection is
diagnosed, antibiotic drops
are used to treat the infection
and steroid drops are used to
reduce the swelling.
Unlike an otitis media, the
typical ear infection one
might see in a child along
with the development of a
cold, oral antibiotics are not
used for swimmer's ear.
This column is written to
discuss issues regarding sports,
medicine and safety. It is not
intended to serve as a replace-
ment for treatment by a doctor
It is only designed to offer
guidelines on the prevention,
recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific
concerns should be discussed
with a physician. Mail ques-
tions to Gregory Smith, M.D.,
1250 S. 18th St., Suite 204.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
Call 261-8787 or visit

Maharaj Tennis' sum-
mer schedule for the city of
Fernandina Beach: Mondays
8-9 a.m. women's beginning-
intermediate clinic; 9-10:30
a.m. women's beginning/in-
termediate clinic; 10:30-11:30
a.m. women's clinic. Tues-
day and Wednesday fiom
8:30-9:30 a.m. 10-and-under
beginning juniors, Quick
Start; Thursdays from 9:30-
10:30 a.m. 10-and-under
intermediate and advanced
juniors; 10:30-11:30 a.m. in-
tdtediate junior players;
1.0 a.m. to 1 p.m. ad-
vaNiced junior players. Tues-
day and Thursday-from 6:15-
7:45 p.m. women's advanced
drill clinic. Friday from 9-10
a.m. adult beginner/interme-
l te class. Saturday from
Y-9:30 a.m. junior begin-
nf clinic ages 5-8; 9:30-
10:30 a.m. junior clinic ages
9-12; from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
adult beginners clinic; from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. adult
intermediate clinic. Sunday
fi 8:30-9:30 a.m. adult

"Stroke of the Day" drill
class; from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
adult advanced players clin-
Fee for junior clinics is $8
per person per hour, adult
clinics $10 per person per
hour/$15 per 1.5-hour clin-
ics. Minimum of three pre-
registered. Junior clinics are
limited to eight per court;
adults are six per court.
Customized clinics and pri-
vate lessons are available.
Email michelcmahaOmsn.
corn or call 548-1472 for
Yule Sports Complex
tennis schedule: Mondays at
11 a.m. Nassau County
lone Education classes;
Wednesday QuickStart for
10 and under 3:30-5:30 Pim.
each week; Thursdays junior
beginners and intermediate
tennis from 3-5 p.m.
*Adult clinics, private les-
sons, racket repairs, etc. are
available through Maharaj
Tennis. Call 548-1472 for


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FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011 SPORTS News-Leader


The 10th .
annual Turtle .7
Trot, a 5K '':
run and walk -
sponsored by 'L '' "
Amelia Island ,. .
Runners club, .
is slated for- *"
Labor Day ..
weekend on
the beach.
Fees go up
Aug. 26. ..


t 5z &(6

to thecity marina for the

Live Entertainment
ljve Entertanment

Bar-BQue Raffle Drawings


Friday, August 5th
5 p.m. Registration Opens

7 p.m.

Captain's Meeting

6-8 p.m. Sounds on Centre

Pro wresdlng extravaganza
Continental Championship Wrestling has
announced the pro wrestling extravaganza
Wrestlebash will be held at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center Aug. 27. This huge card will
feature Nassau County native "Rock 'n' Roll"
Chris Turner's in-ring return after a serious
neck injury.'He will take on Jarred Michaels for
the CCW championship.
Also on the card, in a triple-threat match,
are Mad Dog Miller, Hayden Price and Kevin
Toole. Samantha Steele defends her CCW
women's championship.
All the CCW Superstars will be on hand for
this huge event. Visit www.ccwrestling.biz.

-- RunWildatWhiteOak
Run Wild at White Oak Plantation, a six-,
and 10-mile adventure run benefiting Girls on
the Run of Northeast Florida, will be held at
8:30 a.m. Oct. 15.
S An exclusive natural setting located on the
,^ .t banks of the St. Marys River 30 miles north of
... Jacksonville, White Oak Plantation is one of
the world's premiere wildlife breeding, research
S and training facilities for more than 300 wild
-i animals and encompasses more than 7,400
secluded acres of hardwood hammocks, pine
7. forest and tidal wetlands interspersed with
facilities designed to heighten your awareness
of nature.
After the run, enjoy a picnic lunch, swim-
ming, a raffle, a tour on an open-air bus
through the wildlife preserve and gifts.
The deadline to register for $150 is Sept.
15. Fee increases to $200 after Sept. 15. All
registration ends Oct. 5. Register online at
S www.active.com or www.GOTRneflorida.org.
The field is limited to the-first 65 people. No
event-day registration, no refunds and.no
S( | guests are permitted on the grounds of.White
Oak on event day. All participants must be 18
or older. All runners will be required to sign a
S waiver the day of the race.
For information, visit www.wocenter.org or
visit www.GOTRneflorida.org.

Beatthe Heat' shoots
Amelia Shotgun Sports in Yulee will host,
two "Beat the Heat" tournaments July 31.
Register from 8-9:55 a.m. for the morning tour-
nament or from 1-2:30 p.m. for the aftemoon
shoot. Fees are $60 and $45 for juniors. Call
548-9818 or email clyde@ameliashotgun-

FemandinaPop Warner
Fernandina Beach Pop Wamer is holding
registration for football and cheerleading. Fees
are $150 per child with a $125 fee for each
additional sibling. Registration is held every
Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon at the-field
house and available online at www.leagueline-
up.com/fbpwa. For information contact Chrisie
McNulty Oliver at 277-9660.

Ritzoffersyouth tennis camp
The professional tennis staff at The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island is holding Kids Summer
Tennis Camps in July and August. The morn-
ing classes, 8-10:30 a.m., are for players 10
years and younger. Children 11 years and
older attend the 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. class.
Children do not have to be experienced
players. The camps are limited to 10 players
per session for a personalized approach and .
are held on the clay courts at the resort.
The camp runs Monday through Thursday
with Friday.reserved as.a rain'date. The cost is
$100 per-week/per child. The remaining class-
es'are Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 8-11.The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island is located at 4750
Amelia Island Parkway. For information and
reservations, call the tennis shop at 491-6793.

Youth sporting days cinic
Amelia Shotgun Sports, 86300 Hot Shot
Trailin Yulee, is hosting its first youth sporting
clays clinic Aug. .13 from'l0 a.m. to 3:30
p.m.The clinic is an introductory session to the
shooting sport of "sporting clays," a great train-
ing tool for hunting and clay target shooting.
The fee is $50 per youth/adult pair and
includes clay targets,, ammunition, use of a
shotgun and lunch. Just 15'spots.are available,
so register early. Deadline is July 30.
Shooters 14-18 years old can participate
with an adult. Included in the clinic are safety
training and instruction by a certified NRA
instructor, 50 clay targets per individual and
picnic lunch.
Shooting will be supervised by an experi-
enced shooter. The morning session will
include safety instruction, shotgun familiariza-
tion and operation and live firing at straight
away clay targets. A safety review and ques-
tion-and-answer session will be conducted dur-
ing lunch. The afternoon session will be con-
ducted in small groups on the sporting clays
course supervised by'an experienced shooter.
Experienced shooters may use their own
shotgun with the approval of the instructor; and
a parent or legal guardian must sign a permis-
sion slip for the youth shooter and the adult
shooter must sign a release form for both. For
information, call 753-4619 or 548-9818 or visit

Challenger Bowling
Nassau Challenger Bowling League for the
physically and mentally challenged meets the
second Saturday each month from 3-5 p.m. at
the Nassau Bowling Center in Yulee. Call
Melinda Willaford at 261-3136.

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

Turtle Trot celebrates 10 years
The Turtle Trot, Amelia Island's annual
Labor Day weekend run and walk, will be run
entirely on the beach with a 5K out-and-back
course starting and finishing at Main Beach.
Race-day headquarters will be at Main
Beach park and the event will be a 5K only
with half-mile and one-mile kids' fun runs after-
ward. The run/walk will start at 7:30 a.m. Sept.

Saturday, August 6th
6 a.m. Checkout/Fishing opens
1 p.m Weigh-In Opens
4 p.m.Weigh-In Line Closes
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This is the 10th anniversary year for the
Turtle Trot and, as always, the race will raise
money for Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch and
turtle patrols inside Fort Clinch State Park. In
another tradition, the race T-shirts will feature
original sea turtle art by noted Amelia Island
artist Sandra Baker-Hintoh. And to mark the
anniversary, there's a "retro" touch from
Jacksonville-area beach races of days gone by
- the first 500 finishers will receive a com-
memorative coffee mug.
The Turtle Trot will again use professional
electronic timing with ChampionChips. Awards
categories will include the top male and female
finishers overall and the top three in each of 15
age groups. There will also be drawings for
door prizes at.the post-race awards ceremony.
"Goodies" for pre-registered 5K runners and
walkers will include free passes to the Main
Beach Putt-Putt.
Registration fees for the 5K through Aug. 26
will be $20 per person or'$15 for members of
Amelia Island Runners (discount unavailable
online). After Aug. 26 through day of race, the
fee is $25 per person for everyone.
Fees will be $10 per child for the half-mile
and one-mile kids' runs, which will start on the
beach at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registered youth run-
ners will get a T-shirt and all finishers get a rib-
bon. Parents are encouraged to run with their
kids for free; just fill out a registration form.
Registration forms and online registration
are available at AmelialslandRunners. com.
Race applications are also available at Current
Running, 815 S. 8th St., and other locations.
Pre-registration ends at 2 p.m. Sept. 1 and .
race-day registration will be from 6:30-7:15
a.m. at Main Beach Park. Visit the AIR website
or call (904) 303-3483.

Senior games in Jacksonville
Seniors 50 years and older are encouraged
to register for the Forever Fit 50 & Beyond:
2Q11 Jacksonville Senior Games presented by
the city of Jacksonville and Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Florida. The games will be held
Oct. 1-8 at Cecil Field Recreation Complex
and its vicinity (13531 Lake Newman Drive and
13611 Normandy Blvd.) as well as several
other locations throughout the city.
Senior participants may enter in any. of the
events, including bowling, swimming, track and
field, cycling, croquet, golf, road race/walk, ten-
nis and basketball and sbftball (team.events).
Participants will compete for gold, silver and
bronze medals within their age groups.
To register, seniors must return the registra-
tion form along with their registration fee.
Registration costs $15 for the first event and
$5 for each additional event. There are addi-
tional fees for golf, bowling, basketball and
softball. Registration forms are available
through the city of Jacksonville Office of
Special Events, 117 W. Duval St., Suite 280,
Jacksonville,-FL 32202.
For information, registration forms and
sponsorship information, visit www.Make
ASceneDowntown.com or call (904) 630-3690.

5KStadium Challenge
The inaugural Florida Blue 5K Stadium
Challenge, a new fundraising event with pro-
ceeds benefitting Duval County sports to help
save athletic programs in Duval County public
high schools, will be held Aug. 13 "under the
lights" at EverBank Field.
1st Place Sports will manage the event with
a unique course both inside and outside the
stadium. The run will include all seven levels of
EverBank Field and is fit for all ages complete
with a fun run and walking courses. T-shirts
and medals will be available for everyone.
The race will begin and end at the Pepsi
Tailgate Zone outside of the stadium. Runners
will begin the course in waves every 20 min-
utes 6 p.m. Just for Fun Walk (full course,
all ages); 6:20 p.m. Kids Fun Challenge (short
course 13 and under); 6:40 p.m. Kids
Challenge; 7 p.m. Just for Fun; 7:20 p.m. Just
for Fun; 7:40 p.m. Just for Fun; 8 p.m. Just for
Fun Under the Lights; 8:20 p.m. Men's
Competitive Division; 8:40 p.m. Women's
Competitive Division; 9 p.m. Corporate Team
Challenge; 9:20 p.m. Just for Fun; 9:40 p.m.
Just for Fun.
Entry fees for the Full Challenge until Aug. 7
are $30; Aug. 8-12, $35; day of race, $40. Kids
under 13 and adults 65 and over fee is $20
until Aug. 7; Aug. 8-12, $25; and day of race,
$30. To register and obtain full details visit
www. 1 stplacesports.com.
While the Florida Blue 5K Stadium
Challenge is going on, there will be fun and
activities in the Pepsi Tailgate area with ele-
ments of Teal Town. There will be live enter-
tainment and food and beverages for sale.
Fans and participants will also be able to expe-
rience the Florida Blue interactive mobile dis-
For information, contact Barry Milligan at
(904) 630-4056 or barrym@smgjax.com or
visit www.bcbsfl.com.

Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach, South Fletcher
(A1A) and Atlantic avenues. Park near the
miniature golf course.
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. The
ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops
along the way and loops back to the starting
point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
after the ride is optional.
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as a
bicycle in good working condition. This ride is

in conjunction with the North Florida Bicycle
Club. Non-members are welcome to join. Visit
www.nfbc.us or call Don at 261-5160.

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. behind
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the petanque courts
at the south end of the downtown marina.
Petanque (pay-tonk) is a cousin of both horse-
shoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game.
The public is always welcome to join in and
learn this easy, fun game for all ages. For infor-
mation, call 491-1190.


FRIDAY. JULY 29. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

Boys & Girls Club teens are painting, with help from volunteers, a new teen caf6 at the
Miller Freedom Center in Yulee. Above left, the paint crew on the first day includes
Connor Cottle, Stan Cottle, Bill Gower, Jamie Thompson, Sherryl Smith, Bill Lord and
John Turner. Above right, Rita Scholz, an interior designer, works with club art stu-
dents on ideas. Middle right, professional painter Bill Lord instructs teens on tech-
nique. Bottom, the room after the first two days.

Teen Room makeover

Through a collaboration
Between In Search of Me, Inc.
and the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau County, the first brick-
and-mortar In Search of Me
Cafe is being remodeled just
for teens at the Miller Freedom
Center in Yulee.
Bill Gower, Boys & Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation president, said the
new Teen Room will offer a safe
place to learn life skills during
after-school sessions. Made
possible by a donation from
Frank Malone and family, who
gifted the original Teen Room,
they recruited the volunteer

services of Rita Scholz, Amelia
Interior Design, Bill Lord, Lord
Painting, and John Turner,
Turner Construction.
Stan Cottle, In Search of Me
Cafe's creator, lauded Gower
and the volunteer profession-
als. 'The support of the'Boys &
Girls Club Board, Unit Director,
Jamie Thompson and Program
Director Sherryl Smith is
invaluable," he said.
Completion of the Teen
Room is targeted to coincide
with the beginning of the new
school year Aug. 16.
Led by new club support
professional India Edge, teens

will explore life skills topics Via
In Search of Me Cafe curricu-
lum. They will interact with con-
tent and other teens online at
using provided laptop comput-
ers in the Teen Room. Their
responses will be documented,
with some teens appearing in'
videos on the In Search:of Me
Cafe website.
For more information about
the program, call (904) 476-
4302 or visit www.insearchofme
cafe.com. For inforniation
about The Boys & Girls Clubs
of Nassau County, call 261-8666
or visit www.bgcnassau.org.

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'Cocktail Hour'

Comedy explores family ties

Geoffrey King is more
accustomed to being on
the stage than in the
wings, but he jumped at
the chance to direct the final
production of Amelia
Community Theatre's 30th sea-
"Cocktail Hour" -an ensem-
ble piece set in the 1970s that
unfolds against the civilized
backdrop of the ritual cocktail
hour as a family discovers their
son has written a play about
them opens Thursday.
"I think the urge to direct
really comes from all the years
of being an actor," said King,
who counts this as his 60th

show. "It's that chance to have
characters behave in the way
your mind sees them behave
and speak in the way your mind
hears them speak," he said.
I i'll.I ,. plays present dif-
ferent challenges this show
has no whiz-bangs, no scenery
or costume changes. All the
action takes place in one room in
one evening, so it is a rigorous
burden on the actors," he said.
"It's a pretty set and pretty cos-
tumes, but really, you have four
people who are the dynamic ele-
ment of this show and that is
interesting from a directorial
point of view."
Tricky, also, is the whole
notion of the cocktail hour, King
ACT Continued on 2B

Jim Hestand, Karen
Harper, Doug
McDowell and Jackie
Eaton star in Amelia
Community Theatre's
production of
"Cocktail Hour," left.
Show times are at 8
p.m. Aug. 4-6, 11-13
and 18-20, with a
matinee performance
on Aug. 14 at 2 p.m.
at the theater, 207
Cedar St. The con-
frontations that take
place in this comedy
during the ritual cock-
tail hour are both
funny and poignant as
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 purchase online
visit www.ameliacom-

Soak up the

past at dinner,

silent auction
For the News-Leader
The new Maritime Museum of Amelia
Island, 1335 S. Eighth St., Fernandina
Beach, will host a fundraiser spaghetti din-
ner, program and silent auction beginning at
6 p.m. tonight,
Dinner is $10 and guests are welcome to
.b IIri ii .f ii':i n bev-
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and will feature details

about the I715-SpanishkGalleon ileet that
was sunk during a hurricane, and the result-
ing significant amount of treasure believed
to lie in waters just off our island.infor-

In addition, the museum will share some
information that is just being learned abouf
the connection between the island maritime
activities and the bootlegging activity of
Chicago gangsters, including Al Capone.
Presentersnd will include the captain and crew

of the Polly-L treasure recovery vessel and
Amelia Research and Recovery Chief
Archeblogist Scott Jensen, a recognized
expert in research on 71Spanish Galleon fleet thatnd
was sunk during a hurricane, and the result-e.
ing significant amount of treasure believed
to lie in waters just off our island.

The silent auction will offer sill shaver coins
informant have been st recovered from Spanishbou
Galleons, and possibly some jeweisland maritime
otheartifacts in the possession active of the
Chicago gangsters, including A Cnd. Other
majPresenters will include the captain andy, t.crew
of thEnjoy a casual ad enjoyable lookssel a
Amelia's maritime history and our place in
Archeologist Scott Jensen, a recognized
expert in research on Spanish Galleons and

the history of threcoveired treasure.
For more information call offer silver coins
that have been recovered from Spanish
Galleons, and possibly some jewels and

other(904) 838-6619, artifacts in the possession of theMaitime
MaritimeMuseum 1335. Amelia Island. Other museum
is open ftreasom 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdisplay, too.
Enjoy a casual ad enjoyable look at
Amelia's maritime history and our place in
the history of recovered treasure.
For more information call Doug Pope at
(904) 838-6619, or visit the Amelia Maritime
Museum at 1335 S. Eighth St. The museum
is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday
through Saturday.


Frances Hanold, a student of Sharon Eells at Fernandina
Beach High School, recently donated her time to paint a
mural for the Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S.
Third St. This small mural is currently being displayed in
a new exhibit that features Felipa the Witch, a character
that lived in Old Town during the early 1800s. Felipa's
front porch will be the site for the museum's new Story
Time, beginning Aug. 6 and taking place at 10:30 a.m.
the first and third Saturday of each month for 5- to 8-
year-olds. Visit www.ameliamuseum.org or call Alex at
904-261-7378, ext. 102 for more details.

'Winemaker Dinner'

at The Ritz Aug. 11

Salt at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island continues its Winemakerl
Dinner series on Thursday, Aug. 11
with a four course dinner paired with
Steele Wines of Lake County, Calif.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with
hors d'oeuvres reception highlighted
by commentary from Steele
Vineyard's owner/winemaker Jed
The dinner will feature four
award-winning wines from Steele's
vineyard located high in the valleys
of the Mayacamas Mountains, north
of Napa Valley. The wines include
Shooting Star Aligote served at the
reception, followed by dinner accom-
paniments including the label's
Steele Stymie Merlot and Steele
Cabernet Sauvignon to be presented
with the evening's main course.
"The wide variety of wines we
craft in our small lot bottling reflects
my 43 years of fascination of differ-
ent varietals," says Jed Steele.
Inspired by the rich variety of
wines, Salt's Chef de Cuisine Rick
Laughlin is preparing a menu that

The wide variety ofwines
we craft in our small lot
bottling reflects my 43
years offascination of
different varietals,'

includes Georgia Quail with Summer
Truffle, Florida Mackerel with Basil
Gnocclii. Lamb in Variations and
Peach Melba.
To celebrate the wine event the
Salt sommelier will prepare two spe-
cial infused salts: a Stymie Merlot
and a Fumee de Sel smoked from
seasoned French barrels also from
the Steele Winery.
The price is $125 per person, plus
gratuity. Salt is located in The Ritz-
Carlton, Amelia Island at 4750
Amelia Island Pkwy. For reserva-
tions call 277-1100 or visit www.ritz-

Cook-offlineup announced
The Amelia Island Convention & cook-off will feature more than 50
Visitors Bureau has announced the professional and backyard (amateur)
lip-smacking lineup for the Second teams.Several of the professional
Annual Great Southern Tailgate teams are traveling to Amelia Island
Cook-off, Aug. '26-27. from across the country, as far away
Visitors and residents will enjoy as Arizona. Each team will prepare a
free entertainment and barbecue variety of barbecue entrees, includ-
from some of the top competitors in ing chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and
the country during the family-friend- more as they compete for more than
ly cook-off event. $20,000 in prize money and trophies.
The Great Southern Tailgate Visitors will have the opportunity
Cook-off will be held at Main Beach to purchase food and drink from var-
on Amelia Island starting at 3 p.m.
Aug. 26 and 10 a.m. Aug. 27. The COOK Continued on 2B


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Kat Parsons has performed her original songs
all over the world, but still considers Amelia
Island a favorite spot (because her grandma lives
here). Hailed as "a tasty blend of Carole King,
Sarah McLachlan and
Aimee Mann." Parsons will
perform tonight 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 Media. Doors open
at Burns Hall at St. Peter's Episcopal Parish at 7:15
p.m. for general admission seating: the show
starts at 8 p.m. A 10 donation to the artist is
requested. For information, visit KatParsons.com
or call 277-2664.

The Amelia Island Film Society will conclude
this month's series tonight and July 30 at
Fernandina Little Theatre. 1014 Beech St.. with the
iconic musical/comedy"Singin' in the Rain" star-
ring Gene Kelly. Donald O'Connor and Debbie

Reynolds. Screenings are at 7 r
and 9 p.m. each night. Tickets
are $10 per screening ($8 for
AIFS members) and available l
at The Book Loft and Books tf
Plus on Centre Street, by call-
ing (904) 624-1145. online at -
www.aifsociety.org or at the
doorif not sold out. GEN E [tL
"Singin'in the Rain" (1952). '.i LGONNOR
written by Betty Comden and
Adoph Green. has an all-star cast of singers.
dancers and entertainers that would be appreciat-
ed by a wide range of audiences. In 1953 it won
the Writers Guild of America Award and was
nominated for a Golden Globe and Academy

The Peck High School
Reunion will be held Friday
through Sunday. Aug. 5-7. in
Fernandina Beach. The pic-
nic will be on the grounds of
the Peck Center (formerly

Peck High School) on Friday at 2 p.m.
Registration will open at noon. The banquet will
be held on Saturday at The Crowne Plaza

Jacksonville Airport on Duval Road at 6 p.m.
Howard Kennedy, a Peck graduate, will be the
speaker. A"Farewell" will be hosted at the Peck
Center in the Willie Mae Hardy Ashley
Auditorium on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Peck Center
is located at 516 South 10th St., Fernandina Beach.
For information email Ispaul9669@aol.com.

The second annual i '
Amelia Island SunSplash .--
music festival will be held '
Aug. 6-7. featuring rock, jazz.
reggae. funk. blues and more .y
- all for free at the beach at
Sadler Road and Fletcher :r O
Avenue. Bands include Klob. .-; -- -
Charlie Crews, Hupp and Roy, The Resolvers.
Spred the Dub and more. DJs are Prez Cricket
and Megotron. A Kids Zone will offer face paint-
ing. arts and crafts, giant bubble pool. sand castle
contest, rock star makeovers and a watermelon
eating contest. And everyone can groove to the
live music with food. games and drinks. Music
starts at 11 a.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. Free
Parking is offered at the Days Inn, 2707 Sadler
Road. and Kmart. 1525 Sadler Road. For more
information. visit www.aisunsplash.com.

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FRIDAY, JULY 29.2011 LEISURE News-Leader


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-
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Lisa Allen's Dance
Works will perform National
Day of Dance pieces from
the websites of the Dizzy
Feet Foundation and Dance
S4 Your Life from 6-8 p.m.
July 30 at Fernandina's
downtown waterfront park.
The public may dance and
Learn new moves for a $5
donation. Dance studios may
perform for a $20 donation
per dance piece (solo or
group). Pre-registration requir-
Sed. All proceeds are tax-
exempt and benefit the Dizzy
Feet Foundation. Visit
www.dance4yourlife.org or
to learn more.

The Amelia Island
Museum of History, 233 S.
SThird St., invites the public
Sto its next Brown Bag
Lunch Lecture on Aug. 3 at
noon featuring Marie Santry
and Sorting Fact from
Fiction in Family Stories.
Santry will demonstrate
how you can break a story
S down to parts, ask the right
questions and evaluate the
results to find the truth in
Every story. Santry is past-
Spresident of the Amelia Island
Genealogical Society with 20
years of family research expe-
rience. This program is free
and open to the public. For
information contact Alex at
261-7378, ext. 102.

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,
barracks and kitchen. Hours
Share 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday. Call
277-7274 or visit www.flori-

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
S Bring a $10 check payable
to Micah's Place and an appe-

Fill in the squares so
that each row, column
and 3-by-3 box
contain the numbers
1 through 9. Solution
will appear in the
Friday B-section.

Wednesday, July 27

tizer or dessert and bottle of
wine to share. Non-alcoholic
beverages are provided. To
RSVP or for information con-
tact Diane LaPatra at 277-
6626 or dlapatra@att.net.
Visit winwinnassau.com.
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Join Nassau Humane
Society and the American
Cancer Society Relay for
Life of Fernandina
Beach/Yulee for a Splash
Bash Tennis Ball
Extravaganza at the NHS
Dog Park (across from the
Fernandina Beach airport) on
Aug. 13 at 6 p.m. Each $10
ticket represents a numbered
tennis ball that will be thrown
into the dog park pool. Katy, a
golden retriever, will retrieve
two balls. Half of the event
proceeds benefit NHS and
Relay for Life. Two winners
will divide the other half equal-
ly. Appetizers, wine and beer
will be available.
Tickets are on sale at
Prosperity Bank, First Federal
Bank of Florida, NHS Dog
Park, Redbones Dog Bakery
and www.nassauhumanesoci-
ety.com. Phone Sandy Balzer
at 491-6146 for information.

Join Rescuing Animals
In Nassau for an evening of
slow cooked barbecue, live
bluegrass music, a full bar
and the opportunity to help
the animals of our area at a
second or last chance at
RAIN Humane Society will
hold its second annual BBQ &
Bluegrass on. Sept. 17 from 5-
8 p.m., hosted by Cotton-
Eyed Joes, which is donating
its facility for the fundraiser. A
$10 donation includes barbe-
cue dinner with dessert, iced
tea and all the music and
dancing you can stand. Full
cash bar will be available
through Cotton-Eyed Joes,
and a silent auction is
planned. Enjoy the mountain
music of local banjo playing
veterinarian Dr. Jim O'Brien
and his hillbilly band. Tickets
will be sold at the door the
day of the event. To go din-,
ners will be available.


Free children's art class-
es will be held at the Island
Art Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach, July 30
from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for
ages 6-9 and 1-2:30 p.m. for
ages 10-14. Both classes are
taught by Diane Hamburg. All
supplies are furnished, thanks
to a grant from the Woodcock
foundation of Jacksonville
and the Plantation Ladies
Association. Register by call-
ing the gallery at 261-7020.
Adult classes for August
at the Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., Fernandina
Beach, include Drop in Art
by Georganna, every
Wednesday from 10 a.m.-
noon. Call Georganna for
information at 556-5724 or
email galartist@yahoo.com.
Thursday Morning Painters


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Blues Festival
The inaugural Amelia island Blue.
Festival Sept 16-17 al Main Beach A-ill
include music, c.d drinks and moii witlh
blue? artists such .a Willie Big Eyes" Smihr
Albert Castiglia David Gerald Band- R.ger
Hunicanie' Wilson. Blistur. Conrad '.ber'g.
61h Street Rhythm & Blues Ree.view and many
more One-day passes are $15 and rwo-laiy
passes $25 in advance and available along
wih the lull lineup and information ai
www amreliaslandblueslesI corm
Preview co:ncerls will be held Aug 18 and
Sept 8 from 7 30-10 p m at Cak Karbc. 27
N Third 51
Jazz Festival
Trckeis are now ocn sale for Irhe i 11l
Amelia Island Jazz Festival Oct 2-9
featuring Buckwheat Zydeco and rNicole
Henry and an expanded look Ihat
will present headliner events over a large~ e
ponron of the ST Peter's Episcopal Church
campus in downcl..ownl Fernandina Beach.
using th'e lawn and parking lots lijr
additional music. food vendors, plus dining
and cocktail areas Purchase tickets at
'Sww ameiaislandiazziestiL.al corn call 19041
504-4772 or e-mail inf-@a'arrile~islandazzles-
lival c3m
Concert series
The Sr Peter's Commrnunty Con,:cer
Series resumes on Sunday, July 31 ai p m.
wrnh a dazzling duo c.o piano and organ pre-
sented by the m-otherdaugliter team o-f
Susan T McDuftli and Margery McDuiefl
Whatley This varied program will include a
range of lavorarts including duels and sollo
pieces by Bach. Mrzan. Brahms Lecuona.
Widor, Porter and Gershwin A Iree will oter-
ing will be laken at Ihe door St Peter's
Episcopal Church is located at the cornel c.
Eighth Street and Atlantic Aveue Visir
www stpeterspal ish.org
Jazz night
Enjoy an evening of |iazz with The John
Thomas Group featuring John Thomas and
Fran Coraggio on Aug 2 from 6-8 p m at
Culhane's Irish Pub 967 Atlantic Blvd ,
Atlantic Beach The John Thomas Group is
featured for Jazz Nite at Culhane's the Iiisi
Tuesday ot each month
Sounds on Centre
Sounds on Centre presents Touch ol Gray
on Aug 5 The monthly outdoor concerts,
sponsored by the Historic Fernandina
Business Association, ar re ee to Ihe public
and held on Centre Street between Front
and Second streets from 6-8 p m Bring a
chair and youi dancing shoes For informa-
tlon contact Loren Lum at 321-1605 or Ioen-
lum@p5pr.: com
Music cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adulr Pr'OB'
Twiliqhi Tuirs are helr Ircrr -.- p m each
rnigri ArTnil in.l.iude upp I.ugq -, 14 ar-d
281 Larry LeMier IAug 3. 6, 10C 17. 21. 24
and 31). Pew Schmidt tonight, Aug 2 9, 16
23 and 30). Sean McCarthy (Aug 12 and
19), and Terry Smith & Dogg Brothers (Aug
13) Tickets are $29 per person at 1 North
Fr.nl St or call 261 -9972 or b,-k online at
wwv ameliarivei ruises com
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 CenIre St
h-C.sts a music circle on Saturdays Irom 7 30-
10 p m teatunng real lo-cal musicians
Admissio:n iF free and all are welcome C-cme
enlao dessert, coffee and music

meet from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Contact Gretchen Williams at
491-3171 or gretchwi@com-
cast.net. Exploring Color in
Painting, acrylics and oils, will
meet Aug. 22, 23 and 26 from
9 a.m.-noon. Contact Sharon
Haffey at 310-9194 or (404)
663-4996. The instructors are
exhibiting artist members of
the Island Art Association.

The Amelia Island
Plantation Artists' Guild &
Gallery will present a fram-
ing seminar, "The Do's and
Don'ts and Everything in

Cafe Karibo
Care Karibo 27 N ,;ird Si live music
Friday and Saiurday from 6-9 p m on the
patl:' oulsi1de live music Sundays outside
Irorm .-8 p m C:all 277-5269 Visit
o A'W'. e'aribo corn
Dog StarTavern
DC.:: Star Tavern. 10 N Second St The
Fritz Ionighi Lucky Cosiello July 30 Visit
DogI Siar on F acebook Call 277-8i010
Green Turtle
The Gr-een Tunle 14 S Third SI, live
rmuici Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead
The Hammrerhe-ad. 2045 South Fletcher
Ave karaoke :n Sunday nights with Daddy
0C DJ Follow The Hammerhead on
Fa-iebo-k ai Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
Instant Groove
The instant Groove plays each Thursday
night at The Ritz-Carlton. Amelia island
Indigo Alley
Indigo Alley 316 Centre ST Gabe's Jazz
Jam Ihe hirst Tuesday ol 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 at 7 30 p m live music Fridays
and Saturdays at 8 p.m Call 261-7222
Larry & The Backtracks perform one
Thui sday a month at Kelley's Courtyard
Cale 19 Third St Dates are Aug 4, Sept
1 Oct 6 and Nov 3 Call 432-8213
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St free trivia each Monday at 7.30
p m : wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6 30
p m with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and lile 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
S30 p m -12 30 a m. Call261-1000 Visit
Awww okanes com
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon. 117 Centre St enter-
tainment most nights Call Bill Childers at
-191 332 or e-mail at bill'k thepalacesaloon
corm r reserve VIP sealing
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach. 2910
Atlantic Ave live entertainment every night.
Call 310-6904 Visit
www SandyBottomsAmelia com
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill 1998 S Fletcher
A'.e Ti t1'i ; ,' n in ie lo-unge f,.c-m 6-10
P m 1.:.nrgq arid 7-11 pm July 30 shaggin
in the lounge Sundays from 4-7 p m Pili Pill
in the tiki bar Wednesdays from 5 30-9 30
p rn live music in the bar all weekend Call
277-6652 Visit www.slidersseaside com
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter
The Surf Restaurant and Bar 3199 South
, FleicherAve Gary Keniston tonight Reggie
Lee July 30 Richaid Stratton noon-4 p m
and Richaid Sraith 5-9 p m July 31, Gary
Kenision Aug 1, Richard Smith Aug 2. DJ
Roc Aug 3, Early McCall Aug. 4 and Andy
HaneyAug 5 Call 261-5711

Between," on Aug. 15 at 7
p.m. Stephanie Medina,
owner of the Waterwheel
Gallery and custom frame
shop, will cover all aspects of
framing, including repurpos-
ing, archival, matting, resizing,
framing on a budget, art
school vs. real world framing
and thinking "outside of the
The gallery is located at 94
Amelia \Vila-ge Circle at the
Spa and Shops at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation. The
program is free and open to
the public. Call 432-1750.

The Amelia Island Film
Society presents a special
screening of the Broadway
musical "Company," starring
Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen
Colbert and Patti LuPone, at
Fernandina Little Theatre,
1014 Beech St., on Aug. 12 at
6 and 9 p.m. and Aug. 13 at 1,
4, 7 and 10 p.m.
Tickets are $18 for non-
members and $15 for mem-
bers. Purchase tickets at the
theater, online at www.aifilm-
society.org or call 624-1145.

ACT announces summer workshops

Amelia Community Theatre announces
summer workshops for its February 2012
production of "Into the Woods."
The play, written by James Lapine with
music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, com-
bines a number of familiar fairy tales to cre-
ate the story of a baker and his wife who
have been cursed with childlessness by a
witch. To make-a potion to lifl the spell, they
must obtain objects from several fairy tale
characters, jack, Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel
and Cinderella. What begins as a frivolous
fantasy becomes a universal lesson in the
value of community, family and the stories we
tell our children.
Workshops will cover vocals, discussion of

COOK Continued from 1B
ious vendors throughout the
day. The Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off is sanc-
tioned by the Kansas City
Barbeque Society.
Spectators can clap their
sticky hands to free live
musical entertainment
throughout the two-day
event. On Aug. 26, entertain-
ment includes a performance
by the New Orleans-styled
Bush Doctors and more.
On Aug. 27, live entertain-
ment includes performances
by the three-piece string
band Hoffman's Voodoo,

characters, simple choreography and ques-
tions and answers and will be held from 7-8
p.m. at ACT main stage lobby, 207 Cedar St.,
on Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.
For information or questions contact
director Jill Dillingham at 321-1251 or
ACT has a wish list of items needed to
make its dreams a reality. Needed items
include fabric, fabric dye, luan, net bags from
produce (like orange or onion bags), strips of
netting 30 feet long and three feet wide,
paint, paint brushes, paint rollers, plywood
and primer. Call the theater at 261-6749 for
information or visit www.ameliacommuni-

acoustic instrument-based
group The Impediments
and high energy, blues-rock
band Wet Willie featuring
Jimmy Hall, known for
their Top 10 hit Keep On
New in 2011, the cook-off
will feature an arts and crafts
area, remote control car
demonstrations by Amelia
Island RC, and a beach vol-
leyball tournament. For
more information, to register
to participate as a backyard
team or for schedule details,
Sponsors for the Great

Southern Tailgate Cook-off
include Florida Public
Utilities (Spotlight), Amelia
Island Remote Control
(Platinum; Official Stage
Sponsor), Residence Inn
Amelia Island (Platinum;
Official Host Hotel), City of
Fernandina Beach (Gold),
Fernandina Beach News-
Leader (Gold; Official Local
Media Sponsor), Dana's
Limousine Service (Gold;
Official Transportation
Provider), and Tailgator
Monthly Magazine (Gold),
among several others.
For information visit


believable and intimate, just
as the set does. "It's not a set
- it's a home," King said, and
the actors have to move
through it as though it is a
place they know from long
This is King's third direc-
torial stint at ACT. "It's differ-
ent (than acting) the chal-
lenges are different. It's nice
not to have to learn every
line," he said.
And "it will be nice to have
a Nazi-free play," he joked,
referring to three recent ACT


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"The concept is somewhat
pass the notion is that the
cocktail hour has faded away
as more people got televi-
sion," said King.
Unfortunately, for many today
it conjures up "that ghastly
picture of warm white wine
and chunks of cheddar
But in the 1950s and '60s,
and even into the '70s, "peo-
ple would have a Manhattan"
in that hour or two between
getting home from work and
down to...
dinner iti
"... so we h ilst it's
have to funny, it's not
take the
audience a slap-cheek,
back to pie in your
what they e k d
remember facekindof
and intro- comedy.'
duce oth-
what is DIRECTOR
"Whilst it's funny, it's not a
slap-cheek, pie in your face
kind of comedy," he said. "It's
more natural some of the
issues are dark. It's not as
much squabbling and fight-
ing, but a manifestation of dif-
ferent generations, different
In this family, "most of the
money is on the mother's side
she married beneath her
and her husband is successful
in a big fish in a small tank
way.... And the parents'
aspirations for their kids are
very middle class or bour-
geois" get a good job, settle
down, have a nice home and a
They have three children,
two of whom we meet in the
play. "They all have personal
aspirations, which are noth-
ing to do with those bour-
geois values. The son we
don't meet loves boating, the
daughter loves dogs and the
middle son, who provokes the
whole play, is a small play-
wright," said King.
"On the occasion of the
party, all the kids are invited
and the son arrives with the
manuscript of his latest play,
which is somewhat autobio-
graphical. The play peels the'
family onion somewhat and
reveals emotional gaps. Here
we have these three quite
insecure characters the wife
and two kids and a rather
domineering father, who is
also insecure, and they all live
in boxes. They are not a
touchy feely family," said
"So you've got this explo-
ration of personal freedom,
the exposure of inadequacies
in family relationships, of
frustration," says King. "But it
may be that the mother has a
secret, and this is explored to
some extent with a conversa-
tion she has with her son. As
the evening goes on, they all
drink and things open up."
In fact, when playwright
A.R. Gurney told his parents
about his new comedy of
manners, they reportedly
made him promise it would
never be'produced in their
hometown of Buffalo, N.Y.,
during their lifetimes because
the details were too close to
Jim Hestand, who has
appeared in at least a dozen
shows, plays the father. Karen
Harper, who started at ACT
as a wardrobe mistress and
costumer, then was persuad-
ed to get on the stage, is cast
in the role of the mother. The
brother and sister are played
by a real-life couple Doug
McDowell and Jackie Eaton,
who has done a lot of acting
and directing and was the
stage manager for ACT's wild-
ly successful production of
"Cabaret." Carey Dresser,
who directed "Cabaret," is the
set designer and Diane
LaPatra the set decorator.
Sabrina Rockwell, who was
assistant director for
"Cabaret," is stage managing
for the first time.
In casting the show,
King was happy to find people
who have real-life relation-
ships. "If you're going to
have an ensemble piece like
this the actors have to get
along," he said, and their
interactions have to be

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Cedar St. (904)635-8789
Rebuilt air impact tools, air comp., tool
boxes, hand tools, small boat, heavy
duty util trailer, boat trailer, many
more items. Infol Call 491-8511, 415-
4655. 96334 Duval Rd. near Lowe's.
FRI. 7/29 & SAT. 7/30 fam-3pm.
85220 Miner Rd., left past fire station.
Two families. Antiques, household
misc.,. clothes, etc. (904)225-6084
YARD SALE 95517 Sonoma Dr., off
Old Nassauville Road in Woodbridge
Subdivision. Household goods, good
clothing, small appliances, furniture
and more. 8am-2pm, Sat. 7/30.
JUST MOVED IN SALE 5 Ilan circle'.
Sat. 7/30, 8am-lpm. :Lots of good

503 Pets/Supplies I Aicles fo e

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204 Work Wanted
$649.00. Call (904)237-7324.

CARE Call Gwen (904)237-7324.
to take you to run personal errands or
will do them for you. 13 yrs Ritz
Carlton exp. PIs call Susanne 225-
small handywoman to major
renovations. Permit help, do-it-
yourself, sweat equity, home cleaning,
etc. Please call for immediate quotes.
Christian widow in exchange for a place
to live In FB/AI. Call 335-0680
Home Inspections, Mold Assessing,
Mold Remediation & Remodeling -
State certified in .all areas. Free
estimates. Call (904)237-7324.

206 Child Care
NEED SOMEONE 2 hours weekday
mornings in Fernandina for childcare
and take them to school in Yulee. Call
491-8030 if interested.

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

9am for Rental City LLC. Liquidation of,
rental equipment & inventory. For more
Info visit www.proteamauction. com.'
Sell your stuff downtown Affordable
indoor/outdoor rental spaces.
North 3rd Trading (904)261-0405

INVESTORS Outstanding &
immediate returns in equipment'
leasing for frac industry. Immediate
lease out. Tax benefits &. high retLrns.
We need more equipment! (800)491-
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301 Schools &
.high paying Aviation Career. FAA
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Job placement assistance.
Call Aviation Institute' of Maintenance
(877) 741-9260. ANF
Attend College Online from home..
Medical, business, paralegal,
accounting, criminal justice.. Job
placement assistance. Computer
available. Financial aid if qualified. Call'
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ALLIED HEALTH Career Training -
:Attend college 100% online. Job
placement assistance. Computer
available. Financial aid if qualified.
SCHEV certified.
www.CenturaOnline.com or call
(800)481-9409. ANF

604 Bicycles

TOOL SALE 112 N. Wolff St. Fri & TREK BIKES Man's &woman's, 24
Sat., 9am-2p Lots lots of tools, speed, in good condition. Excellent for
Also, piano for sale, 400. schoolwork. $150/each. Must see.
Call (904)432-8523.

YARD SALE Sat. 7/30, 8am-12pm.
Wedding decorations, computer desk,
entertainment center, too much to
mention. 95054 Canoe Ln. (904)318-

GARAGE SALE 96072 Nassau Lakes
:Cir,. Nassau ~,Lakes -Subd. (off
Nassauville. Rd).,,Fri..&, Sat., am-?
Glass cook top stove, small appliances,
furniture, complete golf club set w/bag,
household items.

607 Antiques
& Collectibles

- Cabinet in good condition. Asking
$595. (904)225-7321 .
COLLECTION of over 200 outboard
motors for sale. Sold individually as
well. Call (904)310-6246.

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601 Garage Sales
Sat. 7/30, 8am-2pm, 438 N. Fletcher
Ave '(corner of N. Fletcher & 2nd Ave).
Furn, bedding, dishes, appliances,
home fum, antiques, clothes, toys,
luggage, jewelry, electronics, off furn &
equip, tools & bldg supp.

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off of Bamwell Rd. Washing machine,
yard tools, exercise equipment, toys,
etc. Sat. 7/30, 7am-12pm.

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1925 S. 14TH St., Suite 4
Amelia Island, FL
Sales (904)277-9700
Property Management
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535 Ocean Ave. Duplex on the beach! NEW LISTING On Island! 3BR/1BA
Upstairs 2 BR/2 BA, downstairs 2 BR/1 large corner lot, new air, paint, and sid-
BA. Also has a free-standing 1 bedroom in. MLS #55605 $89,900
beach cottage. $850,000,MLS#53528

86204 Hayley Place 5494 Ervin St, Great opportunity on Spanish Oaks, 3/2 well
PRIVACY with this 2/2 2090 the corner of Lewis and Ervin street on maintained home. Fenced
PRIVACY with this 2/2 2090 historical American Beach. This
sq ft. home on 1.67 acres '50'x115' lot is fenced. Price includes yard, 2 car garage.
with a large block barn. two homes being sold "as is" with the $165,000 MLS#54335
$89,900 MLS# 54642. right to inspect. The homes are present-
ly occupied. Beware of dogs in the yard.
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338/40 TARPON AVE.,
338/40 Tarpon Ave., 5
Plex at Main Beach, can be
sold separately $499,900

MT ZION AVENUE Over one acre
lot (170x280) on Mt. Zion Ave.
located in the O'neil area. This
wooded lot is covered with pine
trees. Close to Walmart, auto dealers
and other stores. $65,000

. 536 N. Fletcher Duplex
Upstairs, 2 BR/2 BA,
downstairs 2 BR/2 BA
Ocean views. $400,000

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* 2168 Natures Gate Court 3BR/
2BA, with screened in back porch, 2
car garage on great lot $1,400/mo.

802 Mobile Homes
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.

I 806 Waterfront

Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.
LAKESIDE LIVING on Amelia Island
only 5 minutes from ocean. Enjoy
stunning views & wildlife from the
comfortable window seats in the
custom designed sunroom w/ fitted
bookcases. 3BR/2BA, bright
living/dining space w/ working FP. Air &
fans throughout. Brick paved yard &
spacious lakeside deck. A must see for
serious buyers! $360,000.
Email grcartog@gmail.com

807 Condominiums
2BR/2BA New floors, new
appliances, good location. Assumable
FHA loan. Call for details (904)591-
6277 or 321-2878.

807 Condominiums
furnished, realtor part owner, 2nd floor,
pool, tennis, dune walk over, garage
parking. 3460 S. Fletcher. $759,000.

810 Farms & Acreage

I 8 ACRES Heavily wooded, in Hilliard.
$59,000. Call (904)487-4939.

817 Other Areas
NC MOUNTAINS 4.76 wooded acres
w/vlew & creek. Perfect for log cabin.
Only $23,800. Owner financing
*available. Call today (800)699-1289 or
www.riverbendlakelure.com. ANF
lakefront lots. New gated waterfront
community. Dockable lots with up to
300' of shoreline. Low insurance, low
property tax. Call (800)709-5253. ANF

610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice
machines, used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's

611 Home Furnishings
CONTENTS OF HOME Must sell all.
Lazy Boy furniture, dining room set,
chairs, tables, & more. Call 557-8258.



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suite w/pvt bath. Prefer mature person
on SS or retired vet or disabled vet.
Call Glenn for details (904)548-9707.
852 Mobile Homes
95114 GENTRY LN. Nassauville,
3BR/2BA, porches, water conditioner
$950/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
1 acre fenced, LR, den, F/P, large deck.
Security + 1st month. $900/mo. Call
Kate at (904)491-0112.
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.
acre, with fireplace. Great condition.
Great yard. $850/mo. + dep. Please
call (904)321-7454.
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi' included. (904)225-
2BR/1BA SWMH in Blackrock area.
Service animals only. References
required. $800/mo. + $800 deposit:
ON ISLAND 2 & 3BR SWMH in park,
clean, remodeled. Starting $165/wk,
$660/mo + dep. Utils avail. 2BR/2BA
Duplex includes utils. 261-5034
854 Rooms
by the beach. Kitchen privileges.
Utilities included. $600/mo. Non-
smoker. Call 491-9967 or cell
ROOM FOR-RENT Private entrance &
private bath. $400/mo. Call (904)556-

855 Apartments
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

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'ISparkling Pool
*Tennis Courts
S. Exercise Room
Close to shopping
20 minutes to Jacksonville
or Femandina

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856 Apartments

EFFICIENCY APT. off Atlantic Ave.
All utilities included. Jacuzzi. $550/mo.
area. $895/mo. + utilities. Condo -
2BR, $800/mo. Call (847)867-3163 or
email ghr56@aol.com
Affordable Living Rent based on
income for eligible seniors,
handicapped or disabled persons. 1 &
2 bedrooms. Sandndge Apartments
(904)277-8722. Handicap Accessible
Apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD:711
ON THE BEACH Efficiency, perfect
for one person. Just renovated. $700
rent plus $700 deposit, Includes utilities.
Email, pamA1lABeachRentals.net for
appointment to see the apartment,
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

857 Condos-Furnishe
2BR/2.5BA Upgraded oceanside
townhouse. Access to beach club,
tennis court & pools. Long Term
$1500/mo + util. .Water/sewer incl.
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
block from beach. Utilities included.
$895/mo. Call (904)261-8163 or cell

858 Condos-Unfurnished
garage, screened porch, gated
community, pool, 10 minutes from I-
95. $1150/mo..(904)261-9349
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
totally renovated. Pool, beach, tennis.
$850/mo. Call (904)310-6321.

3.SBA, 3 levels, private elevator in
unit, double car garage, nearly new.
$1600/mo. Call (904)206-4092.
2 blocks from beach. $900/mo. Please
call (904)277-8545.
3BR/2BA, ground floor. Pool, tennis,
,clubhouse, 1 block from beach. Year
lease. Deposit, $925. (904)261-5630

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
2.5BA at 2184-B First Ave, 2 car
garage & 1 block from the beach'
$1500/ mo. Also, 3BR/3BA oceanfront,
3008 S. Fletcher, $2000/mo. 912-270-

860 Homes-Unfurnished
beach in quiet cul-de-sac. Large 2 car
garage w/storage. All modern
appliances, breakfast area, Pergo wood
floors, fireplace, large deck & BBQ
area, fenced private lot. $1685/mo.
(landscaping not incl) Avail Sept 1st.
Pets ok. Write to
mmceown(5ivahoo.com with phone #.
Virtual tour avail.
3BR/2.5BA HOME located in gated
community. Granite countertops, wood
floors, SS appliances & many extras.
$1500 + $1500 dep. (904)237-7324
507 S. 6TH ST. 3BR/2BA, fenced
yard. $850/mo. + deposit. No
smoking. Call (904)583-0862
4BR/3.5BA 3,000+ Sq. Ft. Very
spacious and beautiful 2 story home in
River Glen. Community pools,
playground, fitness center & more.
$1750/ .mo. 1+ year lease. Contact
Diana at (904)554-7927
on the Island. Rent $1250 + deposit &
background check. Please contact me
1-540-529-8928 or 1-540-562-4523.
4BR/2BA 2000 SQ. FT. HOUSE -
Garage, fireplace, fenced backyard, SS
appl's. On the water, fish from your
own backyard. $1400/mo. + dep.

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

863 Office

Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-1500sf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia Insurance. (904)557-5644
BUSINESS SUITE (approximately
1200.sq. ft.) located at 5174 1st Coast
Highway, Femandina Beach, FL. For
leasing information, contact Tom
Swinson at (904)556-6162.
GUARANTEED! Includes FREE Internet
and Fax Service! Only 3 Spaces
Remain: 1008, 1018 & 1400 sq. ft.
2300 sq. ft. Will divide. Centrally
located at US Hwy 17 & A1A. Call
(904) 225-2195.

864 Commercial/Retail Find The News-Leader on the World Wide Web
1557 SOUTH 8TH ST. $800. 850 Read the news, e-mall the staff, check the
sq. ft. Available 9/1/11. Call David
753-2081 or 261-3077. classifleds, or subscribe to
FREE RENT Great location. Front Florida's Oldest Weekly Newspaperl
smaV office w/warehouse & bay door,
or small office space available. For
details call (904)310-9971.
1559 SOUTH 8TH ST. $800. 600
sq. ft. Available 8/1/11. 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..
Buildings 1 & 2. 1250 sq. ft. ADA R E A ESTATE
restrooms, office/retail space
w/warehouse. Water/sewer/garbage
inc. Call Dave Turner 277-3942. Units
start at $1250 + tax per month w/year

901 Automobiles
miles, 2-owner, non-smoker, cold A/C, Immaculate Egans Bluff home Picky Buyers-this home is for Great price on a concrete Nearly new 3/2 in Pinewood
well-maintained. $7,500. 261-9347 or overlooks EgansCreekpreserve. you! Sparkling inside and out block3/1 Island homeona big Pointe at the Hideaway has
225-7321 Evecrything has been replaced including the Inground pool in lot with buffer areas on two sprinkler system, keyless
and upgraded from the roof the magnificent backyard gar- sides. Privacy fenced yard. tile entry.allappliances. Backs up
904 Motorcycles down. Gas fireplace. Florida dens. All appliances are floors. garage. to pond and woods.
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Anniv. Edition. Excellent condition.
6000 miles. Original owner. $10,200/
OBO. (904)753-4949

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* 3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/ I BA
Furnished $1200/mo. + utilities.
S1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/ IBA,
approx. 1,243 sq.ft. $1200/mo. +
*551 S. Fletcher Ave. Downstairs
2BR/I BA, I car garage. $900/mo.
Avail. August
LY 2BR/ IBA Ocean-view. 487 S.
Fletcher.Across the street from the
beach.All util, wi-fi,TV & phone.
*Amelia Park Avenue 910 approx.
sq.ft., 3 offices, reception area,
kitchen and bathroom. $1450/mo.
+ utilities.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle
House, 1,800 sq.ft. $2250/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-


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Countess of Egmont $159,000
Bonnie View Road $250,000
SOUTH 3RD STREET First Avenue (3.9
Charming 3/1 home near
Amelia Island Museum of acres)$195,000
History has updated HVAC: First Avenue $195,000
bathroom & plumbing. Lot is
In Multi-Use Zoning District. Long Point $575,000
N. Fletcher Avenue $150,000,
#55555 $135.000

Blackrock Road $55,000
Blackrock Road $278,000
Blackrock Road $30,000
Cayman Circle $37,000
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restaurant in busy Amelia
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terms.Equestrian Way $27,500
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Oak Marsh. $495,000
Ocean Avenue $300,000
Plantation Oaks Ln $159,000
S. Fletcher Avenue $890,000
S. Fletcher Avenue $549,000

East SR 200 (Comm) $495,000
Little Piney Island $150,000
Pages Dairy Road (5 acres)
Miner Rd (15 ac) $570,000
Redbud Lane $199,000
Serenity Lane $55,900
Trotter Lane $30,000
Napeague Drive $75,000


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2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
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1831 Perimeter Park Road 1850 sf 2BR/2BA home
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314 S 14th Street 836 sf. 2BR/1.5BA Island cottage
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2826 Scrub Jay Road 1275 sf. 3R/11BA home with
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FRIDAY. JULY 29, 2011 LEISURE News-Leader


World's Top Coin Collectors in Town Next Week to

Purchase All Type of Coins!

STAFF ', I-t

ICCA will be placing ads in newspapers, radio
and running television spots this week asking
people to bring in any old silver and gold coins
made before 1965. Those that bring in their coins
will be able to speak with c, ll- '.:,:i: one on one
and have-their coins looked at by a specialist.
With the help of these ICCA members, offers will
be made to those that have coins made before
1 965. Offers will be made based on i, er or gold
content and ihe rarity of the coins. Ail coins made
before 1965 will be examined and purchased
,.-:1.1':d gold coins, silver coins, silver dollars,
all types of nickels and pennies. Those that decide
to sell their coins will be paid on the spot.
If you are like a lot of people you might have
a few old coins or even a coffee can full Iring
around. If you have ever wondered what they are
worth now might be your chance to find out and
even sell them if you ch.:..:.. The/ could be ...:.i I
a lot -] :..:.inri g to the 'ri l-ri:!ti.nal Coin 1' ll2':1 i .
Association also known as ICCA. C.I.l.::,,,. will
pay a fortune for some coins and currency for their
collections. If it is rare enough, one coinicould be
worth over $100,000 a.:.::lidil to Eric Helm:r
coin collector and ICCA member. One ultra rare
dime, an 1894S B',arb-is, sold for a re.::rd $1.9
million to a co.lls:I ir in July of 2007. '.'/hle that
is an extreme ,Jarrmpl, many rare and valu'h.ble
coins are stashed away in' djre:-.r dra -,'.. or
lock boxes around the country. The ICCA and
its cll: i..r i-rneblr have L riize-d a erling
event inr search of all types of coins and currency.
Even c.runi .r. co"i,-:, can be worth a .:.nifi.:a.rni
amount due to the high pri.:e of silver and gold,
says Her-ln WVashington quarters and Zvh,::.e lI
dimes can be .:iii many ,ie.: -'lh face value.
Recent :I -'r markets have J,. -r the ::rI:e upon
common coins made of ..il -r Helms -pli;. Kjt
all half dollars, quarters and dime: made before
1965 contain 90% ..I er an1-. are .:iughl ofi-r
any time.silver prices rise. 'ligi now it's a ;tlle.s
market he said.
The rarest coins 'i-,: :. .:r: ,r are ', irlj
for include $20, 110,, $5 and $2 1/2. :,.Id
coins and :' ,coin made be Ie-: 18-:,). These

Any and all coins rnie9:.-bfcie 1965, rare
coins, entire :Ile.: tlo.. Silver Dollars,
Half ['. i,:i ,, Quarters, Dimes, H:iil ?'irn :..
Nickels, Three Ct-it -e:-:, Two Cent Pi-l:.
Cents, Large Cents, H al Cents and .:rll :It-h
Gold Jewelry, Silver J- .- iy, Gold Buillion
Diamond rings, bracelets, earrings, l1.:
diamonds, all gem stones, scarp g'.:1.d. elrl
jewelry etc.
,A ,l r, irl ,-,;:':j of FP '.i riv.iiii.
Including $20, $10, $5, $4, $3, $2.5,
$1, "'; I:ie Gold, Gold Bars, etc.
Kruggerands, Canadian Maple Leafs,
Pandas, Gold Bars, U.S. Eagles and
Buffalos, etc.
All denominations made before 1934.

Also Buyin

t : Antiques

I War Memorabil i

Co: stume Jewel

i-; ;';* Guitars .

coins always bring big premiums according to the
ICCA. Silver dollars are also very sought after
Other types of items the ICCA will be
purchasing during hi.. event include U.S. currency;
gold bullion, investment gold, silver bars, silver
rounds, proof sets, etc. Even foreign coins are
sought after and ill be purchased.
Also at this event anyone can sell their
gold jewelry, dental gold or anything
made of gold on the spot. Gold is cl'n-nil,
trading at Record Highs. Bring c i, thi.n you think
might be gold and -ke collectors will examine, test
and price it for free. If you d-:id. to sell, you will
be paid on the spot it has been an unknown
fact that coin dealers have ,il .:i, paid more for
jewelry and scrap gold than other jewelers and
pawn brokers..
So whether you have one coin ypu hI.l might
be valuable or a large ..: :ll:I.r you -: rll,
inherited, you .can talk to ih-.-, c.:.ll,:i.: ., i. :. -
free, If you're lucky you may have a ,arii :.,i"h
-h.: ,u. .:. Either way there is ri.:-il'ng to lose and
it sounds like fun!
For more iif-:.ii:ll..n on this event visit

corI coLLcrTOs AssocIAr.ON


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*Gather items of interest from your
attic, safe deposit box, garage,
basement, etc. There is no limit to
the amount'of items you can bring
* No appointment necessary
* You will be paid. on the spot for

* You get 100% of the offer
with no hidden fees


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Bring this pass and beat the lines
Don't miss your chance of cashing in
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