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Matthew Barhorst, 11, and his aunt Christy Coe collaborate on a sandcastle, top, at Amelia Island
SunSplash on Saturday at Seaside Park. Tim Boss, stationed at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Ga., and
his pal, Mia, above left, relax on the beach and listen to music. Ryan Prax, 5, above right, bolsters his
castle walls in the sandcastle competition. Below, the Resolvers brought a festive mood with their own
brand of reggae. Besides music, the two-day event featured A Kids Zone with face painting, arts and
crafts, giant bubble pool, sand castle contest, rock star makeovers and watermelon eating contest.

A 20-year loan could cost each y'
household up to $1.91for every $100
of their electricity bill, City Manager
Michael Czymbor said..

City may OK

$5.9 million

bank loan

Fernandina Beach Commissioners
may vote Tuesday to take out a $5.9
million bank loan to pay for the first
phaseofthe Forward Fernandina plan.
That would finance improvements over
three years to the Amelia River water-
front park and Front Street, open
Alachua Street across the railroad and
help move the city library to Centre
A resolution to be considered does
not specify how the loan would be
repaid other than to stipulate that it
would not come from property taxes.
The loan might be repaid from a fran-
chise fee levied on each city resident's
monthly Florida Public Utilities bill.
A 20-year loan could cost residents
up to $1.91 for every $100 of their elec-
tricity bill, City Manager Michael
Czymbor said. That could be reduced
over the years if the city obtains grant
funding or if revenue comes in from its
Community Redevelopment Area. The
city now charges a $4.50 per $100 fran-
chise fee on FPU bills and has author-
ity to charge 3 r much iJ- sl
The financial plan would divide the
revenue bond loan into three parts:
$2.5 million in 2011, $2.4 million in
2012 and $1 million in 2015. Czymbor
said the city's annual debt would be
between about $550,000 and $465,000,
depending on the interest rate and
length of the loan.
The Forward Fernandina plan
includes development of waterfront
parks, rehabilitation of Front Street,

moving the library to Centre Street,
opening the Alachua Street rail cross-
ing and other downtown improve-
Separately, the city has set aside
$350,000-to stabilize the downtown
post office. Though renovation of the
old post office is included in the long-
range Forward Fernandina plan, it is
not included in this i -i iph;a:_.
Tuesday's finance workshop fea-
tured Edward Stull, managing director
of First Southwest, who presented
financing alternatives for the strategic
plan; and George Smith of Bryant
Miller Oliver, who gave an overview on
ways the city could use the Community
Redeveopment Area to bring in fund-
ing for the project.
Funding sources presented by Stull
included "pay as you go," grant fund-
ing, bank financing, pooled loan financ-
ing and bond financing.
Commissioners made it clear at previ-
ous meetings that they did not want to
use a general obligation debt, which
would require voter approval.
"Financial challenges have gotten
worse since we last spoke in March,"
Stull told commissioners. Fernandina
Beach was not affected as much as
some other cities, he said, but there is
a continued decline in property values
and gas tax revenues have also gone
down, as well as impact fees because of
the decline in construction.
"The fact that the city has been able
to live within its means has been key,"
Stull said. "Some municipalities are
CITY Continued on 3A

County won't help

city pay
The Nassau County Commission
voted unanimously Monday to deny
payment to the city of Fernandina
Beach for costs of streetlights on coun-
ty roads that are within city limits.
City Manager Michael Czymbor
asked County Manager Ted Selby for
the county's assistance in a July 19 let-
ter, but County Commissioner Barry
Holloway lobbed Selby a question of
his own "Who asked for them to be
put up?"
"My understanding is, and it's
always been told to me, that the city
requested that these be installed and
we had to work with the county to get
(Department of Transportation) per-
mission to install them," said Selby.
"But this happened years and years
ago so I don't have any evidence to
prove that."
Selby acknowledged that the deci-
sions were made long before any of
the current county officials took office.
"The city has paid the bill for those
sltcetlighl h for years but can no longer
afford to do so and is looking for assis-
tance fiom Nassau County to pay for a

eight bilf
service that directly benefits your juris-
diction," Czymbor wrote in his letter to
the county manager.
Recalling instances a few months
back when the county worked with
neighborhoods and Florida Public
Utilities to get streetlights installed,
County Commissioner Danny Leeper
said this was done at the expense of the
homeowner associations involved.
Leeper who was in vehement
opposition to the city manager's pro-
posal-said that while the county may
have worked with public entities to
have lights installed, it has neither
directed the installation of, nor
approved payment for, streetlights.
"The county's not in the streetlight
business and I don't know what the
rest of the board feels like, but I'm not
willing to pay the city any money for
streetlights," said Leeper. "I know
(Czymbor) says in here it directly ben-
efits the jurisdiction. I say it does not
benefit our jurisdiction, it just happens
to be along the county roadway.... My
motion would be to deny any consid-
eration of this request."
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FRIDAY. AUGUST 12.2011 NEWS News-Leader

Focus on health at Amelia Challenge

For the News Leader

Staying healthy takes team-
work, so the Rotary Club of
Amelia Island Sunrise and
Baptist Nassau are teaming up
again this year to present the
Amelia Challenge (AC2011), a
spirited competition between
multiple teams of four in a vari-
ety of physical and mental chal-
The event will take place
Saturday, Nov. 12 at Fernandina
Beach High School and will
include biking, running, walking
and mental challenges.
AC2011 is organized by the
Rotary Club of Amelia Island
Sunrise to raise funds for local,
regional and international caus-
es and emphasize the impor-
tance of exercise -to staying
While Baptist Nassau will be
the title sponsor again this year,
more sponsors are needed and
teams of four are encouraged
to sign up now for the
November event.
"Everyone had a ball last
year!" says Rotary President
Katey Breen. "We exercised,
tested our limits, met new peo-
ple and, best of all, generated
several thousands of dollars
for local nonprofits. Everyone

Enthusiastic Baptist Nassau teams and volunteers enjoy the 2010 Amelia Challenge.
The 2011 event is scheduled for Nov. 12 at Fernandina Beach High School.

came away a winner!
"This year's proceeds will
not only benefit local charities,
but also support Mercy Ships, a
global nonprofit organization
which provides healing servic-
es to impoverished residents of
developing countries," she adds.

"This is a great event that
focuses on healthy fun and
helps our community," says
Jim Mayo, Baptist Nassau
administrator. "Our teams from
Baptist Health are already gear-
ing up to make a great show-
ing this year and we hope to

have lots of healthy competi-
To sponsor a team or to find
out more about the Amelia
Challenge, visit www.Amelia
Challenge.com, or contact Mark
Dennis, Rotary team coordina-
tor, at 583-1887.


Florence G. Delaney
Florence G. Delaney, a lifelong
Langhorne, Pa. resident, passed away
peacefully at Quality Health, Fernandina
Beach, Fla. on August 7,2011. She was 88.
She is preceded in death by her hus-
band of 50 years, Ralph J., and son Richard
R. Delaney. She is survived by her daugh-
ter Deborah D. Schneider and son-in-law
- Philip Schneider, both of Amelia Island,
Fla., daughter-in-law Beth Delaney (nee
Johnson) Langhorne, Pa., granddaughter
Christine Lee Delaney, Lake Tohoe, Calif.,
and several nieces and nephews.
Born June 13, 1923 at her family's sum-
mer home in Middletown Township, Bucks
County, Pa., she spent every summer there
until moving permanently from Philadelphia
in 1951 with her husband Ralph and two
children, Dick and Debbie.
Florence was very active in the com-
munity. She was a Den mother and Brownie
leader for years. Her involvement in local
politics spanned 50 years, beginning as a
Republican Committee Woman and then a
familiar face at 3 polling locations in
Middletown Township, serving as minori-
ty and majority inspector and Judge of
Elections until her move in 2008.
Florence was a member of the PTA,
serving as president. She was part of a

committee to host a post prom for
Neshaminy H.S. from 1962 through 1972.
This was to be a safe alternative for stu-
dents attending prom as a place to contin-
ue celebrations into the morning.
Florence Delaney was an active member
in the Four Lanes End Garden Club and the
St. Mary's Medical Center Women's
Auxiliary, Langhorne, Pa. At St. Mary's she
became the gift shop manager. After her.
husband's death, she began her career at
Stawbridge and Clothier, Oxford Valley
Mall as a sales associate in the domestics
department and retired after 11 years.
In 2008 she moved with her daughter
and son-in-law to Amelia Island, Fla. and
made her new home at Savannah Grand
AI Assisted Living where she enjoyed an
active life and made many new friends. She
recently moved to Quality Health.
Florence will be laid to rest beside her
family in the Newtown Cemetery, Newtown,
Pa. later this month.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
heard!o .

Lonnie Smith
Mr. Lonnie "Sweet Thang" Smith, 63,
well known resident of Fernandina, passed
on August 8, 2011 ih Jacksonville.

Mr. Smith attended the local schools in
Nassau County and went on to be an avid
shrimper and fisherman well known around
the docks of Fernandina and St Marys, Ga.
"SweetThang" is survived by his moth-
er, Mrs. Alice Wade Smith; brothers, Mr.
Wayne Walker (Sheryl), and Mr. Larry
Walker (Dorthy); sisters, Juliet Smith, Theo
Smith, Grace Lundy, Jeanette Johnson
(John), Georgia Williams (Richard), Mary
Ann Mason (Ozell), Patricia Johnson
(Tony)), and Christine W. Raysor; and a
host of loving nieces, nephews, extended
family and special friends.
Funeral services for "Sweet Thang'"will
be on Saturday; August 13, 2011, in The
Mary L Breaker Chapel of Huff & Battise
Funeral Home at 1:00 PM. Friends may
view the remains today, Friday, August 12,
2011,-from 5 PM until 8 PM at the funeral
home, and on Saturday, from 11:30 AM
until the hour of services.
Huff& Battise Funeral Home


Lawrence O. Duthie, 70, died on
Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011. A memorial service
will be scheduled at a later date in
Jacksonville National Cemetery.
Green Pine Funeral Home

Tips toavoid deadly heatstroke

JENNETTWILSON-BAKER dramatical- heat exhaustion before pro- ures to prevent h
CREED Executive Director ly. It is a grossing to heat strokes. include:
medical Signs and symptoms of Avoid becor
With temperatures hover- .. emer- / heat exhaustion include: drated and avoid
ng around the 100-degree agency and high body temperature physical activities
nark as two-a-day football can be the absence of sweating, humid weather.
practices get under way, it is A -- fatal if not with hot red or flushed dry If you have 1
criticall to remember that heat promptly skin physical activities

illness is a leading cause of
death and disability among
U.S, high school athletes.
All athletes, coaches, ath-
letic trainers and
parents/guardians should be
aware of the risk factors for
heat illness, follow recom-
mended strategies and be pre-
pared to respond quickly to
symptoms of illness. Coaches
also should continue to stress
to their athletes the impor-
tance of maintaining proper
hydration before, during and
after sports activities.
Heat stroke is a form of
hyperthermia in which the.
body temperature is elevated

and properly treated.
Cooling the victim is a crit-
ical step in the treatment of
heat stroke.
The most important meas-
ures to prevent heat strokes
are to avoid becoming dehy-
drated and to avoid vigorous
physical activities in hot and
humid weather.
Infants, the elderly, ath-
letes and outdoor workers are
the groups at greatest risk for
heat stroke.
Symptoms of heat stroke
can sometimes mimic those
of heart attack or other condi-
tions. Sometimes a person
experiences symptoms of

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rapid pulse
difficulty breathing
strange behavior
seizure and/or coma
Victims of heat stroke
must receive immediate treat-
ment to avoid permanent
organ damage:
First and foremost, cool
the victim.
Get the victim to a shady
area, remove clothing, apply
cool or tepid water to the skin
(for example, you may spray
the victim with cool water
from a garden hose), fan the
victim to promote sweating
and evaporation and-place ice
packs under the armpits and
around the groin.
If the person is able to
drink liquids, have them
drink cool water or other cool
beverages that do not contain
alcohol or caffeine.
Always notify emer-
gency services (911) immedi-
ately. If their arrival is
delayed, they can give you
further instructions for treat-
ment of the victim.
The most important meas-

eat strokes

ning dehy-
s in hot and

to perform
s in hot

weather, drink plenty of fluids
(such as water and sports
drinks), but avoid alcohol and
caffeine (including soft drinks
and tea), which may lead to
Your body will need'
replenishment of electrolytes
(such as sodium) as well as
fluids if you sweat excessively
or perform vigorous activity.
in the sunlight for prolonged
Take frequent breaks to
hydrate yourself.
Wear hats and light-col-
ored, lightweight, loose
Keep dars locked when
not in use and never, ever,
leave infants, children or pets
unattended in a locked car.
Source: www.medi-
Jennett Wilson-Baker, RN,
BSN, is the executive director
of CREED, The Coalition for
the Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health,
whose mission is to educate the
community concerning chronic
and infectious diseases and the
importance of early access to
care. For more information
call 321-2555 or 556-3363.





Sheriff H.J. Youngblood announced the new
Nassau County Sheriff's Posse, open to anyone
who owned a horse.
August 10, 1961

Fernandina Beach Police destroyed.pot plants
found growing 75 yards off Pipeline Road in the
800 block of South Fletcher Avenue, estimating
their street value at $26,250.

August 14, 1986

Fernandina Beach commissioners again
delayed their decision on a newly proposed tree
ordinance, voting 3-2 to defer consideration.
August 10, 2001


The Nassau Humane
Society will hold a Flea and
Tick Garage Sale Aug. 19
and 20 at the Fernandina
Beach Municipal Airport
hangar. The garage sale will
include lots of books.
NHS appreciates dona-
tions for these sales year-
round of books, artwork,
antiques, household and dec-
orating and gardening items,
toys and furniture -just
about anything except cloth-
ing and computers. Drop off
items at the NHS Dog Park
from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-
Saturday and 10 am.-5 p.m.
Sunday. The dog park is
closed on Tuesdays only.
Proceeds support the
ongoing care of animals at
the shelter. Contact Penny
Landregan at 277-1152 with
Steak night
The American Legion
Riders; Chapter 54, will host
their monthly steak night at
the American Legion Post,
626 S. Third St, on Aug. 20
from 5-7 p.m. The public is
welcome. Dinner includes a
steak cooked to order, baked
potato, corn on the cob,
salad and a roll for a $10
donation. To-go dinners
available. All proceeds go to
programs sponsored by the
American Legion Riders,
Chapter 54.
Cars and coffee
Join fellow car enthusiasts
for coffee and conversation
on Aug. 20 from 9-11 am. at
Starbucks, 1460 Sadler Road.
For information contact
Harvey at 583-8649.
Walkand vigil
Cats Angels will com-
memorate International
Homeless Animals Day on
Aug. 20 with its annual Walk
and Vigil. The walk begins at
6 p.m. at the Central Park
gazebo on Atlantic Avenue
and concludes with a candle-
light vigil. Everyone is wel-
come. Visit www.isaronline.
org for information on Inter-
national Homeless Animals
Day and the events taking
place around the world to
commemorate this day.
Dance rehearsals
liturgical dance rehear-
sals for youths in sixth grade
to college will begin Aug. 21
from 12:15-1:15 p.m. in
Maxwell Hall of Memorial
United Methodist Church.
Wear comfortable clothing
that allows movement and
enjoy lyrical to jazz hip hop
styles, contemporary music,
creative improvisational
opportunities, stylish per-
formance outfits and Sunday
service and community per-
formances, including the
Concert for a Cause Oct. 23,
Relay for Life Nov. 5 and 6.
School news
Find out how new legisla-
tion has changed high
school graduation require-
ments in Florida at Family
Support Services of North
Florida's Breakfast Learning
Series, Aug. 23 at the FSS
Nassau County office, 87001
Professional Way in Yulee.
The program begins at 9
a.m., with continental break-
fast and networking at 8:30
a.m. Register to attend by
Aug. 19 by mailing
or calling 225-5347.
Tips for optimizing your
job search in today's econo-
my is the topic of this
month's American Business
Women's Association meet-
ing scheduled for Aug. 25 at
6 p.m. at the Fernandina
Beach Golf Club, 2800 Bill
Melton Road. Speaker Amy
McGeorge is president and
CEO of Talagy, a recruiting
and staffing agency based in
Jacksonville. She also will
discuss resume and inter-
viewing tips.
RSVP to Esther Schindler
at epschindler@ live.com by
Aug. 19. The buffet-style din-
ner is $15, check or cash at
the door.
Gator gathering
Nassau County Gator
Club invites all Gator fans to
a University of Florida Gator

Football Kick-Off Social on
Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at
O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St., 261-
1000. Guest speaker Marty
Cohen is general manager
and editor of Gator Bait
Magazine. Admission is free.
There will be raffles and
prizes. All are welcome.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 14-1 is offering a pro-
gram for experienced and

novice boaters consisting of
10 lessons on basic boating
knowledge in all conditions
by experienced instructors.
Classes run Sept. 6-Oct. 13
from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays at the Amelia
Island Light House Cottage.
Fee is $35 for learning mate-
rials. Boaters 21 and younger
must complete a boater edu-
cation course approved by
the National Association of
State Boating Law
Administrators. Graduates
receive a Boating Safety
Education ID card. Contact
Dennis Murray at 548-0392
or murrayden@bellsouth.net
As part of its Civil War
Series, the Amelia Island
Museum of History will pres-
ent a lecture by Adam'
Goodheart, author of 1861:
The Civil War Awakening, at
the Atlantic Avenue Recre-
ation Center, Fernandina
Beach, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m.
This event is sponsored
by John Hudson with
Raymond James & Associa-
tes as a prelude to the muse-
um's "Florida in the Civil
War" exhibition, opening in
October. Goodheart wills sign
copies of his book after the
lecture and at the Book Loft,
214 Centre St., from 10 a.m.
to noon Sept. 10.
Tickets are $25 for mem-
bers; $30 for non-members;
and $15 for youth under 19,
at the museum, 233 S. Third
St. For information call 261-
7378, ext 102, visit ameliamu-
seum.org or Facebook.
Purple Stride'
The Pancreatic Cancer
Action Network will host
Purple Stride Jacksonville on
Sept 17in Jacksonville
Beach. Events include a 5K
timed run and a 1-mile fun
run/walk plus music, re-
freshments, children's activi-
ties and more. Find out more
at www.purplestride.org.
Weight loss talk
Nassau County Athena
Cafe (formerly the Nassau
Women's Information
Exchange), in partnership
with the FSCJ Rosanne R.
Hartwell Women's Center,
the FSCJ Betty P Cook
Nassau Center and the
Nassau County Public
Library System, vill present
Weight Loss for Women:
What Works? with Dr. Linda
Banister on Sept. 22 from
noon-1 p.m. at the Amelia
Island Museum of History
conference room, 233 S.
Third St.
This program is free and,
open to the public. Brown-
baggers are welcome.
Reservations are suggested
for all participants by calling
your local branch library.
Box lunches by The General
Store may be purchased for
$11 and prepaid by noon
Sept. 16. Order from any
branch library Make checks
payable to FSCJ. No refunds.
Call 277-7365.
Fill theboots
Members of the Fernan-
dina Beach Local #2836 will
be out in the community to
fill their fire boots with dona-
tions to benefit the Muscular
Dystrophy Association
(MDA) on Saturday.
Fire fighters will collect
donations from passersby at
Sadler and 14th Street on
Aug. 12, 19 and 26.
Over the past seven years
the Fernandina Beach Local
#2836 has raised over
$36,000 for MDA. The
International Association of
Fire Fighters is a National
Sponsor of MDA, and thou-
sands of firefighters nation-
wide have been contributing
to MDA in various capacities
since 1954.
Funds raised by the fire-
fighters give MDA, a volun-
tary health agency, the
means to continue providing
direct services, research and
professional and public
health education to children
and adults with neuromuscu-
lar diseases in Northeast
Florida and Southeast
Community Hospice of
Northeast Florida will hold a
"New Grief: Good Grief'

workshop on Sept. 24 from
11 a.m.-noon in the board-
room at Baptist Medical
Center Nassau, 1250 South
18th St., Fernandina Beach.
The workshop is for the
newly bereaved and is
designed to be most helpful
to those who have experi-
enced a loss within the last
90 days, and are at least 18
years old.
To register call Marci
Moss, bereavement program
coordinator, at (904) 407-





FRIDAY. ALGLS! 12. 2011 NEWS News-Leader 3A

'We have to make our decision on what's
important to the community as a whole.'

CITY Continuedfrom 1A
cutting projects and even nec-
essary maintenance."
Stull told commissioners it
may be a good idea for cities to
invest in redevelopment now
because interests rates are low
and will most likely stay that
way for a couple of years. Bids
for municipal projects have
also been 80-85 cents on the
dollar, he said -another reason
to go forward with the city's
strategic plan.
"I tell clients to make sure
it's a needed project," Stull said.
He added that cities must
"make a judgment call" on
which projects are most nec-
essary, but that lenders "want
to see a certain amount of pub-
lic space."
"The more desirable a com-
munity is has an impact on the
(loan) rating," Stull said. But,
he added, "(banks) just care
about the revenue stream ...
the city must view it as a nec-
essary project."
But Commissioner Eric
Childers said he was con-
cerned about the financial
health of the city, and added
that "we all know when you
borrow there is risk."
"I think the biggest risk is
not doing anything," Vice
Mayor Tim Poynter said.
"We're investing in our com-
munity ... it's our own mini
stimulus package."
"We've been going through
this exercise a long time,"
Poynter said. "The first thing
(cities) do when they want to
revitalize is they fix the water-
But Childers also noted that
"a week ago we were going to
attempt to collect more (taxes)
from (an increase in) the mill-
age rate." The city commission
has approved a tentative mill-,
age rate that is 10.25 percent
higher than this year's.
"We've made no decisions,
regardless of what's been
reported (in the newspaper),"
said Commissioner Arlene

After hearing a presentation by George Smith of Bryant
Miller Oliver on Tuesday, commissioners did not seem
interested in revising or adding to the city's Communrny
Redevelopment Area.
CRAs, which are tax districts created to address blight-
ed areas, can bring in money with tax increments when the
area is redeveloped and property values increase The
city's CRA, however, was created just before the housing
market crashed and has not been a reliable revenue
Smith said the city could expand the CRA, amend the
CRA plan or amend the CRA's base year The base year
essentially "freezes" the value of properties within the CRA
so the city can use any property tax increases for more
improvements, but only within the CRA. The city could also
create a second CRA, Smith said.
City Attorney Tammi Bach noted the city could not
expand the CRA's boundaries without the county's permis-
"The hardest thing to do would be to do away with what
you have now and start from scratch," Smith said Any
changes, he said, would involve a new finding ol blight, cre-
ating new statutes and having many public hearings.
"The county can present an opposing plan, and may
have competingpolicy goals," he said. He also said there is
no process yet to amend the base year of the CRA
because that has not been done before.
"One alternative is to have two CRAs within city limits,"
he said "The county can't veto it, but they can show up at
Smith said it would take about a year to establish a new

Filkoff. "This commission has
talked about this (strategic
plan) since February. We have
to make our decision on what's
important to the community
as a whole."
Mayor Susan Steger cau-
tioned commissioners to "pro-
ceed with caution."
"We're asking citizens to
pay more debt," Steger said.
Czymbor noted a way to
pay down the debt from a loan
could be with an increase in
electrical franchise or. natural
gas fees, or by CRA revenues.
The city does not yet have
natural gas service, but
Czymbor said the pipeline
would be coming in next year.
The CRA, which depends on
tax increments from increased
property development, has
brought virtually nothing into

A city budget workshop is schedilp,. fo PAi1 ayjt _3ip
p.m. in City Hall chambers, 204 Ash St. Commissioners will
continue deliberations on the 2011-12 budget.

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city coffers.
'This is all warm and fuzzy,
but I'm not convinced that if
we build it they will come," said
Childers. But, he added that
"everyone in the downtown
supports (the strategic plan)."
"That's because they know
this is the focal point of
Fernandina," Poynter retort-
ed. "You spend money where
you get the biggest bang for
the buck. That's the center of
Fernandina ... when they tore
up the streetscape (in the late
1970s) ... people were out-
raged, but they came to love
'To build something just to
have a beautiful thing in this
economy is not necessarily the
wisest thing," Childers said.
Peynter urged commis-
sioners to choose the water-
front-and downtown as the first
project in the strategic plan.
If commissioners approve
the strategicplan on Teslday,
a request for proposals will be
sent out to local qualified
banks, Czymbor said.

County won't repay

News Leader

The Nassau County Com-
mission has decided not to reim-
burse a $1,000 application fee
Jack Lavin filed for transporta-
tion concurrency on a 7.4-acre
parcel of land owned by
Hubert and Christine Clark on
County Manager Ted Selby
said the reimbursement would
not be a refund, but a separate
expense entirely since Lavin's
fee had already been paid to the
Northeast Florida Regional
Council to conduct a required
traffic study.
A 1985 state law, since
amended, requires local gov-
ernments to assure there is suf-
ficient infrastructure concur-
rent with development. In the
case of large residential or com-
mercial developments, the
developer must have received a
concurrency permit showing
adequate road infrastructure to
support the number of auto-.
mobile trips generated by the
Commissioner Danny
Leeper voiced his concern that
a decision to return money for
the completed survey would set
a precedent and invite similar
requests in the future.
"Is it going to open a door for
other potential requests to come
before the board?" Leeper
asked. "I mean, my concern is if
we do one, it's going to be more
Selby said while there were
not any similar requests filed,
he could not rule out the possi-
bility of more developing if



n fee
Lavin received a reimburse-
County records indicate
Lavin initially requested a
refund of the fee May 23, said
Walter Fufidio,. director of
growth management.
Commissioner Steve Kelley
opposed the reimbursement.
"We paid somebody, the traffic
study was done and they, in
essence, got their concurren-
cy," Kelly said. "I think we ought
to just leave it alone... I realize
it was a big screw-up and it took
a couple years to get it done,
but it's not like we profited from
the money."
The property had been the
subject of previous applications
for concurrency, Fufidio said
Wednesday, all of which had
been deferred on the basis of
limited traffic capacity on two
segments of A1A.
Fufidio said traffic studies -
reviewed by the regional coun-
cil to determine technical suffi-
ciency accompany all concur-
rencies of the size Lavin
Fufidio noted the property
owner scaled back his develop-
ment plans for the land, the
Florida Department of
Transportation advanced fund-
ing for the widening of lanes
on A1A and the required
traffic capacity was ultimately

Continuedfrom 1A
onded the motion.
Working in conjunction
with Florida Public Utilities,
the city recently completed a
map and audit of all street-
lights in the city. The audit
revealed 84 streetlights on
six county-maintained roads
within the city's corporate lim-
its, the city manager wrote.
The annual electrical bill
for these lights which are
located on 14th, Citrona,
Jasmine, Sadler and Beaunet
- is $12,712, according to an
email from Rex Lester, city
maintenance superintendent,
to Czymbor.
'The city has turned off'
roughly a third of its street-
lights under an initiative to
reduce lighting costs by 25-35
percent. The plan aims to
shut off 400 of the 1,200
streetlights, for which the city
has been paying about
$20,000 per month.
White bags have been
placed over streetlights that
have been turned off..liorida
Public Utilities workers are
removing the streetlights at
no cost to the city.

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dentist who turned no patient away. Events thai would have embittered
a lesser man only made him stronger and more compassionate.
His generosity is legendary in Nassau County, the community he loved
and worked so hard to improve.

Hosh was a brilliant man who loved his books, his dogs and his friends.
No hour was too late to call him, and no favor too great to ask.
we shared a long and wonderful life together.

Hosh lived life with purpose, love and joy. He used to tell me that he
enjoyed "giving smiles." He is surely smiling down at us now.
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FR!DAY. ALGLCST 12.2011 NEWS News-Leader

Police Athletic League camper Gabriel Jones gets a hug
from counselor Sharon Ikner at the MLK Recreation
Center Pool.

Counselor loves

PAL. kids

When Sharon Ikner was a
little girl, she and her family
traveled to Fernandina Beach
every summer from Hammond,
"I always wanted to come
live here," said Ikner who has
been a counselor at the Police
Athletic League summer camp
for the past three years.
Ikner directs the children
"in a way that promotes safe
behaviors and improves the
quality of the children's inter-
action with one another."
She plans the day-to-day
activities with the other two
counselors, participates in activ-
ities with the children and does
.her best to make camp a fun,
educational and uplifting expe-
riience. was,....-
'f wish P.A1I was, year

round! It's a fun, athletic pro-
gram that helps kids stay out of
Ikner says she enjoys serv-
ing as a role model to young
children by demonstrating high
standards of personal conduct,
adding that she wanted to work
with the PAL because she is
"enthusiastic, creative, indus-
trious, Iesponsible, punctual
and resourceful and has a gen-
uine love for children."
A Fernandina Beach resi-
dent since 1998, Ikner says
the best thing about living in
Fernandina Beach is the
The divorced mother has
two children, Cordell and
Lashaundra, and two grand-
children, D'Ante and Kuavis.
Police Athletic League sum-
mer camp ran from June 13
through Aug. 5. .
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'Every day an adventure'

News Leader
"The towing industry is not
for everyone," says tow truck
driver Martin Feuerborn. "It
involves long hours, the abili-
ty to think quickly and safely
and to be able to problem
solve. Towing is a 24/7 job."
Despite the drawbacks,
Feuerborn says he likes his
job because each day is chal-
lenging and different, and no
two calls are ever the same.
After achieving
Wreckmaster Level 132 in
training, Feuerborn is
equipped to deal with all types
of tow calls involving cars,
trucks, vans, boats, jet skis,
golf carts and racecars.
Sky Towing owner Doug
Wootton has a high level of
confidence in Feuerborn, say-
ing, "Marty is always there
with a smile and willing to
help. He takes his time to do
every job carefully and cor-
rectly. We frequently get calls
complimenting him on his pro-
fessionalism. Marty is a huge
asset to Sky Towing, the citi-
zens of Nassau County and all
those traveling through our
county because he is very
knowledgeable in the towing
industry. Marty goes above
and beyond in everything he
does ... even so much as that
he takes our guard dog, Repo
Junior, home with him on

To some we are just
another slow truck
in the way, but to the
weary traveler at
1:30 a.m. on a dark
road or to the acci-
dent victim, we are
the angels ofthe

some weekends so he can
tale him to the dog park for
some fun."
Originally from Santa
Barbara, Calif., Feuerborn
shares his home with his wife,
Laurie. The couple has four
grown children, Summer,
Dalton, Chris and Jacqueline.
Furry companions of the
ASPCA member include dogs
Butters, Speck and Misty, and
cats Baby, Meatball, Mr. Boots
and Kiki.
Sky Towing is located at
1683 S. Eighth St. Sober tow
for impaired drivers is offered
for $40 on major holidays such
as 4th of July, Christmas and
New,Year's. Phone 321-3422
or visit www.skytowing.net.

I__ i ,.
Sky Towing driver/dispatcher Marty Feuerborn some-
times takes'company guard dog Repo Junior "RJ." to
the dog park on the weekends.

Owners surrender pets in hard times

Community Newspapers

Nassau County pet owners
are surrendering cats and dogs
at an increasing rate. The num-
ber ofowner-surrendered dogs
and cats rose by 31 percent
from December to May,
according to Nassau County
Animal Services Director
Deborah Biggs.
"We received 986 dogs and
cats," she said. "Of those, 21
percent, 205 (animals), were
owner-surrendered for various
reasons. From December 2010
to May 2011, the number of
owner-surrendered dogs and
cats increased to 410 out of

1,344 dogs and cats received -
or 31 percent."'
Of the pet owners Animal
Services interviewed from
December 2010 to May 2011,
16.1 percent said they couldn't
afford them, while 11.2 percent
surrendered pets due to mov-
ing. Meanwhile, 7.3 percent of
pet owners respectively sur-
rendered pets because of the
"health of owner" or having
"too many animals."
Almost 60 percent of the ani-
mals surrendered'were from
owners living in the Aireas of
Callahan and Hilliard. Dogs
represented two-thirds of the
surrendered compared with
cats, the other third. ..

"Rarely will we accept
'other' owner-surrendered ani-
mals as we do not have ade-
quate space," Biggs said. "If we
do take them, we generally
send them to a rescue, which
we recommend people contact
to begin with."
She added that pet owners
do have options prior to sur-
rendering a pet. "See if a fami-
ly member or friend can take
the pet," she said. "If it is a
pure-bred, they can contact a
breed-specific rescue such as
lab rescue or border collie
rescue. lThey should also put
an ad in lhe paper .. prior to
tur-ning the -aiinialtinto thie
, shelter." .. . . -. .. ,. .-;.:,

SShe added that surrender-
ing pets to the county should be
considered only as a last resort
because animals are not gen-
erally returned to owners if
their economic conditions
Relinquished dogs and cats
are, kept at the facility for an
undetermined amount of time,
with efforts made to place them
in foster homes or new homes
through various agencies.
"There is no set time limit
other than for strays," Biggs
said. "Stray animals must be
held five business days for the
owner to reclaim. After the
holding period, they are evalu-
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FRi.o\. \ -;uT 12. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

New or used car?

There are millions of con-
sumers close to making a vehi-
cle purchase in the coming
months. About 4 million a
month will buy a used vehicle
and around 1 million will buy
new. Two-thirds of the used
cars will come from a new or
used car dealer and one-third
will change hands between pri-
vate parties. There are people
who will only buy new and oth-
ers who are convinced that used
is the way to go.
There is no exact formula
for which way to go, but there
are some things to consider if
you are unsure of new versus
used. Think of yourself as the
independent voter, not tied to
either train of thought. The
ranks of independent voters are
growing, as well as the num-
bers deciding between new and
We are seeing more con-
sumers buying new that might
have purchased a late-model (1-
2 years old) used car. With
fewer new cars being sold the
last three years, the supply of
late-model used cars has
shrunk, driving up prices. It is
as simple as supply and
There are still values to be
found, depending on the model.
A two-year-old car with 30,000
miles or less is used car nir-
vana. The two biggest depreci-
ation hits occur these first two
years, creating a differential in
price to the new car. There is
time and mileage remaining on
the factory warranty, reducing
risk tremendously. Also serv-
ice contracts cost less on cars
under warranty. If the stars
are aligned and you find a
model with a known history, it
is ideal.
Guess what two-year-old,
30,000-mile and under cars are
the rare exception. There are a
number of three-year-old off-
lease cars that were driven by
one owner only (versus rental
cars) that are good opportuni-
ties. As you might guess, these
are bringing a premium in
today's market.
How do you approach new
versus used when it's time for a
car? The two biggest barome-
ters are your budget (usually a
payment) and your annual miles
driven. The more miles you
drive, the better the argument
for trying to buy new. Say you
know that the car will be driven
25,000 miles plus a year. Try to
buy new and finance it no
longer than 60 months. Drive it

four to five

that drive
30,000 miles
a year, finan-

try to trade in
IREFFER'S in two or
CORNER three years
.. are way up-
side down. If
Rick Keffer it takes com-
promising on a lesser new car to
avoid going oyer 60 months,
the high mileage driver should
do it. Now, let's say you are the
average (15,000 miles a year)
to low mileage driver things
are much different.
Financing for a longer peri-
od of time is more reasonable,
especially at today's low rates.
Trading after say three years
or three and a half years is
much more doable. You should
be about break even, assuming
you made about a 10 percent
down payment at purchase on a
new car.
Used cars are a more logical
choice for the average to low
mileage driver, as they will last
longer. Most of this seems log-
ical, but logic is not always at
the forefront when it is time to
make any purchase.
Interestingly, we are seeing
more pure cash buyers for used
cars. Not credit union drafts,
but savings account with-

drawals. And this is happening
in some lower price ranges
(under $10.000). The average
used car is over $12,000 at deal-
erships. Some middle-class
Americans who could easily buy
new are opting for used and
paying cash, not tying up too
much budget for their car.
Cash buyers should look
how much less a late-model car
is than a new one. Can you save
40 cents a mile from the cost
of a new one? I like that number.
The IRS gives more of a
deduction per mile than that, I
believe. The year model would
make the number change,
going down from 40 cents after
two years. Just use a compara-
tor and be consistent when
looking. Ask yourself if a 20,000
mile late-model car is worth
within $8,000 of a new one. The
only right answer is what you
There are great new and
used cars out there for most
any budget. Not one of them is
worth busting the budget on.
It is better to spend what you
can afford and stay out of the
financial pressure-cooker. Good
advice for the consumer and
Congress, too. Have a good
Rick Keffer owns and oper-
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
Chrysler Jeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive sto-
ries about automobile use and

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Nassau County youth went on a week-long adventure at 4-H Camp Cherry Lake in Madison this summer, above. Below, camper James Klauder, 9, of Fernandina Beach sleeps
>n the bus ride home from camp.


SPAY --NEUTER newfriends
A Public Service Announcement by The News-Leader
_______ HEATHER. PERRY _
SIP YULEE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION During the week of June27-July 1,41
._ __ youth from Nassau County ventured to '
SK C K-O FF 4-H Camp Cherry Lake in Madison. '
Campers unloaded the bus and .
SS,-r immediately met new and old friends '
C OU fi rom Baker and Madison County 4-H. '".
campers attended classes in outdoor
survival skills, rocketry, healthy lifestyles
AUGUST 13, 2011 and teambuilding. I
Afternoons were spent kayaking,
YULEE BALL PI ARK learning more about archery and taking
YUL"EE BALL PARK line dance lessons.
'The youth completed crafts, played
FREE HOTDOGS & HAMBURGERS games, swamandhada goodime joy
ing the great outdoors," said Nassau
County Extension Agent Amanda Thien,
CAR SC HOW gP who offers a special thank you to 4-H vol-
unteers Dawn Barger, Jan Frost, Karen
Salis, Doug Hutchinson and Amanda .
RAF FLES GAM ES Mclendon who assisted her in keeping O
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A modern-day Don Quixote

A few years ago, I had a heart attack.
The kind known in the graveyard
humor of the medical profession as
"the widow maker."
The first few days back at home after the
hospital stay and the stents in my coronary
arteries, I felt bulletproof. I'd beaten the widow
maker. Nyah. Take that, death. But then the
gravity of what I'd been through pulled me
back to Earth and left me, as is fairly common
post-heart attack and heart surgery, feeling a
little blue. I was also afraid. I remember nights
not sleeping much and feeling my damaged
heart thumping in my chest and wondering if
I'd see sunrise.
Not long after, my old buddy Clark Hoshall
came to see me. When he asked me how I was
feeling, I confessed that I was a little scared
and just glad to be here, albeit for who knew
how long. Clark slapped me on the shoulder
and laughed and said, "My friend, any day on
this side of the grass is a good day." And then
we both laughed like a couple of fools. How
could you not laugh at Clarkisms, as his witty
one-liners came to be'known? I felt fortunate to
have been blessed with one all my own.
A few days ago, Clark made that journey to
the other side of the grass, the one we all make
eventually. He leaves behind his broken-heart-
ed soulmate and partner of 20 years, Amy Dye,
and too many friends to count. You see, Clark
was a wealthy man, but he also had a trillion-
dollar surplus of friends and loved ones who

1 mourn his passing. Clark's
wealth of friends would make
Solomon's gold look like
lumps of coal.
He was one of the most
giving, compassionate human
beings I ever knew. Clark
wouldn't just give you the
proverbial shirt off his back
but, if you needed it, his
CUPOF entire suit of clothes, his
JOE shoes, his car and enough gas
money to get you where you
needed to go. I remember
Joe Palmer once when the kids were
young and we were strug-
gling, Clark heard about it and gave me a size-
able chunk of money to get us through. He did-
n't want to be repaid. I repaid him anyway, but
we would've still been friends had I never
made the effort.
Clark was a larger than life activist for the
poor, the downtrodden and the afflicted. He
was a modern-day Don Quixote. He was fear-
less and relentless when it came to taking on
their causes. No man or entity was too formida-
ble for him. Corrupt, powerful men trembled
at his brilliant voice. Laws changed or were
written because he caused them to in the name
of justice.
"Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for
the sake of justice for they shall have their fill,"
one of the eight beatitudes decrees. I've no

doubt that is true. It's been proven time and
again, not only in this country, but elsewhere.
But we don't have to look as far as Mother
Theresa or Dr. Martin Luther King or Gandhi
to find tireless warriors for the sake of justice.
We had one right here in our midst in the
laughing, wry person of Dr. Clark V. Hoshall.
Clark, no doubt owing somewhat to being a
doctor, also had a deep and abiding concern
about the well-being of the individual. If'he
sensed or knew a friend was sliding into the
abyss, you could count on him being there
with an extended hand. We had a mutual friend
who had a substance abuse problem. Clark
picked this person up time and again, long
after most people would've said to heck with it.
Last I heard, our mutual friend had finally beat-
en the demons.
Clark wasn't a maudlin, sappy type of man
so I don't want to go too heavy on the syrup
here. It just wouldn't be fitting. I prefer to
remember his huge laugh and his bright smile
and keen intellect. He could talk to you about a
subject way above your personal pay grade in
such a way that you'd understand. He did that
a lot with me and I'm the wiser for it.
He would be proud of the well-attended
memorial service at his and Amy's home last
week. We laughed and told Clarkisms about
the man we all loved so. much.,
Until we meet gain, old friend, every day
this side of the grass is a good day.


Forward Fernandina?

Not yet, no

W e applaud the well-meaning and
persistent citizens who have
pushed the Forward Fernandina
plan so far along the city plan-
ning process. Their hearts are in the right
place improving our town.
In the end, though, we can't endorse all of
the projects on the list now before the city
commission. And we certainly can't endorse
the financing plan for those projects.
Now is not the time now is not the time -
to borrow millions of dollars to fund this plan.
We can't afford it.
Forward Fernandina articulates a vision of
our future that we don't completely accept.
SWe do not think the downtown post office
should become a new city hall. We do not
think the city library should be moved to
Centre Street. We question whether the
Amelia River waterfront projects will be com-
pleted as envisioned. Let's take those in
We agree the downtown post office
should be saved. We think the city has been
remiss in not forcing the federal government
to do a better job of maintaining that building.
If a homeowner or business had allowed a
building to deteriorate so, would the city have
been as lax in enforcement? We don't think
The city commission already has commit- *
ted $350,000 to stabilize the building to pre-
vent further decay. That should go forward,
but no more city dollars should be committeS
to the project (indeed, none are designated in
the first phase of the Forward Fernandina
plan). Instead, the Amelia Island Fernandina
Restoration Foundation, which has spear-
headed Forward Fernandina, should under-
take a fundraising campaign to preserve and
renovate the old post office for a new use.
We do not think the city should pay to
move the library into a new building, which
would require extensive remodeling for that
purpose. Please note: This is a COUNTY
library branch, not a city library. The county
funds the lion's share of the Fernandina
Beach branch's expenses.
For one, what makes you think the city will
do a better job of maintaining a new building
when it has done such a poor job with the cur-
rent one? Like the current city hall, which is
no longer a historic building because of city
neglect, the library building suffers from lack
of proper upkeep.
For another, a significant portion of the
library is devoted to administrative offices
and back-office functions that benefit the
entire county library system. Move those off
the island and use that space for city library
services that benefit the public.
.Finally, the single biggest complaint we
hear about the current library is that you
can't find the books you want there. What
makes you think that will change in a new
library? Will the county, which has book-buy-
ing responsibility, somehow be shamed into
purchasing more books just because it has a
bigger space to fill?
We don't think so, not in this economic.cli-

t now
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Increasing fees on electric bills to
raise $6 million for Forward
Fernandina will cause hardship
for too many of our residents.

mate and not given the dramatic rise in digital
information used by the public.
The Amelia River waterfront improve-
ments were to be funded by revenue from
creation of a Community Redevelopment Area
downtown. However, because of overly rosy
projections and an unanticipated economic
recession, those revenues have not come to
pass. Now the city is casting about for other
sources to finance Front Street improve-
ments, extension of Alachua Street across the
railroad tracks and city waterfront park
We have been cursed by years of debate
on what our waterfront should look like. Most
citizens want open space like the park on the
waterfront in St. Marys, Ga., but our commis-
sion committed itself years ago to a water-
front that caters to o'ut-of-town boaters who
might spend money at our downtown busi-
nesses. The current plan would expand that
to include waterfront condos whose owners
might prove to be an economic boost for mer-
We would like to see our waterfront finally
achieve its potential, whatever that is, but we
are not persuaded that city officials can effec-
tively create and manage these projects. And
we are leery of the implications of the financ-
ing scheme.
The citizens who support Forward
Fernandina are generally better off economi-
cally than most of us and probably would not
feel the financial pain so much. That cannot
be said of most city residents and business
owners, who have bent about as far as they
can and could break if their costs of living and
doing business go up any more.
It is not fair to burden them through fran-
chise fees on top of already steep electricity
and other utility costs. Increasing fees on
electric bills to raise $6 million for Forward
Fernandina will cause hardship for too many
of our residents. These are hard times for
-most of us, and our city commission absolute-
ly must recognize that and hold down all pos-
sible expenses.
We understand these commissioners chafe
at being called a do-nothing commission, but
it is better to do nothing than to do something
we can't accomplish or can't afford.
We also reckon the commissioners have
misjudged their public, which has made clear
it wants an opportunity to vote on this finan-
cial plan and not have it shoved.down our
We urge the commission to defer this plan.
The city should wait until economic condi-
tions improve.
Fernandina can still go forward. But later
- not now.

But if they insist..

Weoppose the Forward Fernandina
financing plan to be considered Tuesday by
the city commission. But a majority of com-
missioners appears ready to approve it. If
despite our opposition and that of the citizen-
ry they insist, we have an alternative propos-
Don't approve a $6 million plan. Just do $3
million, and focus all of the spending on the
Amelia River waterfront.
That would enable the city to pay more
than half of its projected costs for improving
Front Street, extending Alachua and creating
a waterfront park. It leaves out plans to move
the library and make improvements on
Centre and Eighth streets.
The waterfront improvements were to
have been paid for with revenues from a
Community Redevelopment Area the city
established in 2005. But those revenues have
not developed, at least in part because of the
economic recession.
Our proposal would replace those rev-

enues. If the city spends the $3 million
responsibly, then it could borrow more later
with broad citizen support.
We still think proponents' notion of
"spreading the pain" while making all city res-
idents pay back the loan with higher electric
bills is morally and financially objectionable. It
places too much of a burden on the poorest
among us.
We would much prefer the city establish a
special assessment district downtown and in
the historic district to pay for the $3 million
loan. As downtown merchants benefit from
new economic activity the revitalized water-
front will generate, so will historic district
property owners benefit from improved land
values. Those who benefit thus should pay.
Based on its previous failures, we still
question whether the city can accomplish this
vision. But half a loaf is better than none. And
if city officials surprise us with a successful
outcome, then we'll be pleased to congratu-
late them and pony up for more.



Hear the train a-coming
I was very impressed with Mr. Ed Stull's tech-
nical presentation, analysis and his answers to the
questions Tuesday night, especially the answers
,to questions on the affordability of the Forward
Fernandina plan to the city in view of the over-
all debt and other expenses. He spoke with
authority-and was not speculative.
It appears that the average taxpayer could
afford the projects but not everyone in the city
is average. He repeatedly emphasized that it is
very important that these are needed projects.
I think I may have heard one of the commis-
sioners acknowledge that you may get a differ-
ent answer from the residents than the com-
mission on the need for the projects at this time.
This causes concern.
This could be resolved by a referendum vote
if the commission is not afraid to answer the
basic question on determining the need and
desirability by the taxpayers. Also, future com-
missions can change the course if not fully sup-
ported by the general public, which could leave
the city in a difficult situation.
Action can be taken if there is sufficient oppo-
sition in the community to fight the bank loan in
view of the lack of support for the projects, espe-
cially if it is a local bank. While it is acknowledged
that it would be cheaper to use a bank loan rather
than a general obligation bond, regardless of
the method of funding, it would not prevent the
city from putting it on the ballot in November to
answer the basic question your financial adviser

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raised. This would not be a significant delay as
November is right around the corner. It could
keep the city out of rough seas! Read the letters
in the News-Leader, opponents are not going
away. Commissioners need to listen.
I was thankful to hear the commissioners'
honest soul-searching questions on the impacts
to the city and all the residents of Fernandina. I
was also impressed with the tough questions by
Eric Childers, who also was shedding his soul
and trying to answer some tough questions.
Otherwise, I heard the train coming down the
George M. Strain
Fernindina Beach

title waterfront train station
I've been thinking that a little CSX train sta-
tion would be a very useful addition to the water-
front in Fernandina Beach. I really think that a
small train station would bring back that old-
time small-town feeling and be a welcome addi-
tion around or near the quaint waterfront on
Fernandina Beach. I saw a news piece today
about the Amtrak in Jacksonville and the cost to
Orlando at approximately $35. What a great way
to get around.
Since we can never seem to effectively pass
a high-speed rail program in our state it may be
appropriate for cities and towns to take the wheel,
or the rails in this case.
Agostino Buttinelli
Fernandina Beach

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O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church
recognized, during "Save the
Children Day" July 17, former Rose-
Lennie Developmental Learning
Center preschool students who
received their high school diplomas.
Right, Mentor Larry Coleman
poses with aspiring architecture stu-
dent Stacy A. Sams Jr.
Above right, football scholarship
recipient Malcolm Wilcox stands
with O'Neal Memorial pastor the
Rev. James Crutchfield, following
the service.
Above left, Florida A & M student
Kajah Clayton receives a certificate
of recognition from Coleman. The
church also recognized graduate
Skyla Jackson.

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Olga Guk and Benjamin
Clark Morrison, both of
Amelia Island, were married
at 6 p.m. July 30, 2011, at
Congregation Adath Israel
Brith Shalom in Louisville,
Ky., with Rabbi David Ariel-
Joel officiating. The reception
followed at The Spire Room at
The Hyatt Regency.
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Vic and Jenny Deacon Julius Deacon, 3.
of Yulee announce the birth Paternal grandparents are
of a son, Emmett Leo Deacon, George and Mercedes
born at 3:14 p.m. June 14, Deacon of Fernandina Beach.
2011, at Memorial Hospital in Maternal grandparents are
Jacksonville. The baby John and Kathy Lyle of Yulee.
weighed 8 pounds 14 ounces Great-grandmother is Ruth
and measured 22 inches in O'Quinn of Fernandina
length. He joins a brother, Beach.


Free physical
Free school physical will
be given on Aug. 13 from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. at the Peck
Center, 501 South 10th St.,
sponsored by CREED, in part-
nership with the Nassau
County Health Department,
Baptist Medical Center
Nassau, Walmart Vision
Center, the'city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment and local churches.
School supplies will be given
away while they last.
Supplies needed
The Coalition for the
Reduction/Elimination of
Ethnic Disparities in Health,
or CREED, needs donations
of school supplies for its back
to school event Aug. 13 from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. at the Peck
Center, 501 South 10th St.
Needed are: Wide rule note-
book paper and composition
books; college rule notebook
paper and composition books;
pens and pencils; crayons;
glue sticks; hand sanitizer;
Take supplies to the
Martin Luther King Center;
contacts are the Rev. John
Coverdell and Harry Hill.
Contact CREED, 464126 SR
200, Yulee, at 556-3363 or
email Jennett_bakqr@peo-
The first day of school is
Aug. 15 and dismissalwill be
at 12:30 p.m. An open house
will be held on Sept. 1? at 7
p. m Call 491-7938.
Help feed kids
Elevate, the women's min-
istry at The Journey Church,
is partnering with Blessings
in a Backpack, an organiza-
tion headquartered in
Louisville, Ky., that feeds chil-
dren in need. Through this
program, Elevate will send
h6me foods and snacks each
weekend during the school
Elevate is adopting
Southside Elementary in
Fernandina Beach, where
about 340 students qualify for
the program. For $80, donors
can feed a child for the entire
school year. Visit www.bless-
ingsinabackpack.org to spon-
sor a child, and specify
Southside Elementary as the
account. Contact Lisa Presnell
at lisa@golfclubofamelia.com
or 206-3115.
Kids' music
Free creative music class-
es are being offered for two-
to four-year-olds at the Amelia
Island Parent Cooperative
Preschool from 10:15-11:15
a.m. Aug. 18. Shea Zaccaro,
voice/piano instructor and
AIPCP president, will lead the
classes according to '"This is
Music: Preschool" curricu-
lum, which will be taught
weekly to enrolled students
throughout school the year. A
craft and snack will be provid-
ed, and siblings are welcome.
Call 261-1161 or email
Homeschool help
Two Wings Homeschool
Support Group is a relaxed
and informal volunteer group
dedicated to quality education
for children in a family envi-
ronment, regardless of race,
sex, financial/social status,
cultural background or reli-
gion. Its purpose is to provide
loving encouragement, sup-
port and information to any

family from any background
(new and seasoned home-
Two Wings serves Nassau
County. Membership benefits
include field trips, group activ-
ities, weekly park days (meets
on Friday at 1:30 p.m.) and
community service. Two
Wings will hold its first park
day gathering on Aug. 26 at
1:30 p.m. at Central Park on
Atlantic Avenue. All are wel-
Contact Dana at twowing-
shsg@comcast.net or 277-
FBHS openhouse
Fernandina Beach High
School, 435 Citrona Drive, will
host a fall Open House on
Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Call 261-
Ms. Bea's Preschool is
now registering for the 2011-
12 school year, including pre-
school for ages 3-5. The pre-
school offers "A-Beka"
curriculum that provides
excellence in education from
a Christian perspective.
Contact Ms. Bea at 321-4127
or 583-3581.
Youth leadership
Youth Leadership Nassau
is accepting applications for
the 2011-12 program.
Participants will meet stu-
dents from all over Nassau
County, gain an increased
awareness of community
needs, opportunities and
resources atd develop effec-
tive styles of leadership.
Eligible students must
demonstrate proven leader-
ship ability in school and/or
community activities, have an
interest in addressing the
issues confronting Nassau
County and have an average
of B or better. The program is
designed for sophomores and
juniors. Participants must
attend at'least five of the six
day sessions to successfully
complete the program.
Applications with a teacher
or counselor recommendation
letter must be received by
noon Sept. 9. For information
call Amanda Thien at the
Nassau County Extension
Office, (904) 879-1019, or
download an application at
Teen ensemble
Allegiance is a four-part
harmony touring group from
Amelia Island. This ensemble
of teens, grades six through
12, are from a variety of
churches and schools in
North Florida.
The group rehearses on
Sunday from 6:15-7:45 p.m.
in the education building of
the sponsoring church,
Amelia Baptist, across from
Harris Teeter. Their short
dramas and music selections
vary, from spiritual to classi-
cal to contemporary Christian
styles. Plans for the 2012 tour
are being made now.
For information call Amy
Scott or Pam Helton at Amelia
Baptist Church, 261-9527.
AIPC is registering for fall
2011 classes for 2- and 3-year-
olds. Two-year-olds attend
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. for $125 a
month. Three-year-olds attend
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.,
for $175 a month. Call 261-
1161 or email info@aipcp.org.
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Rowing, bailing, taking responsibility and doing our part

At a distance, it looked like any
other boat; minus a motor of course.
As they rowed against the current
and got a little closer, I got my first
glimpse at those on board. My guess
is that the two boys were friends and
the girl, a pre-teen, was likely the
younger sister of one of them.
Whatever the case, when I finally fig-
ured out what was going on, I found
myself watching them as much as I
was watching the bobber on the end
of my own fishing line.
Bucket full after bucket full, her
job was clear. While one of the boys
rowed and the other gave directions,
she was the one in charge of bailing
out incoming water. Apparently, the
boat had a decent size leak. As I

watched her con-
stant and methodi-
cal movement,
along with the boy
rowing and the boy
acting as captain, I
was both amused
and a bit con-
cerned. Surely they
were heading
PULPIT somewhere that
NOTES they could beach
.... the boat and fish
off the shore.
Pastor When I finally
Rob Goyette saw them throw
out an anchor in
the middle of the river and pull out
their fishing poles, the two boys I'm

talking about, my amusement rose
to a new level. At first I gave them
the benefit of the doubt. At any
moment they'll relieve the girl I
thought, but it didn't happen. OK,
eventually, for about 10 minutes one
of the boys offered up a token effort,
but apart from that, the entire time
they fished the boat stayed afloat
because of her.
In my mind, I tried to imagine
how they had talked her in to joining
them that day. Perhaps it was one of
those younger sibling things, where
the younger brother or sister wants
so badly to hang out with the older
crowd that they're willing to do any-
thing if allowed to tag along. Then
again, maybe she was threatened, or

lied to, or promised some special gift
at the end; I don't know. All I know
is that her bailing water for as long
as she did, while they just sat back,
wasn't right. Now don't get me
wrong, as many of you know, I like
to fish.
On the one hand, I can relate to
the young guys looking for a cre-
ative way to do the thing they enjoy,
but to saddle the next generation
with the load of bailing out their bro-
ken boat just didn't settle welL
OK, right about now this
article could go political or spiritual,
but I'll try to stay in my place. When
it comes to addressing who's to
blame for all the injustices in the
world, and the rising water level

around our feet, I believe we all need
to take personal responsibility and
do our part. Like Adam blaming Eve
for eating the forbidden fruit, and
then Eve blaming the devil, God
sees past all our finger pointing and
is waiting for people to just say it.
"Lord, the place we're in is broken
and we need your help." I realize
that sounds way too simple, but
could it be that's all He's waiting
for? I know on a personal level
those simple words, along with
a sincere invitation for Him to climb
into my boat, changed my life
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


Upward Basketball
First Baptist Church is offering
Upward Basketball & Cheerleading in
the facility on Eighth street.
Kindergarten to sixth grade kids can
participate. Parents, register your chil-
dren now by going online to
FBFirst.com. The Upward Basketball
season includes one-hour practice each
week where coaches will teach impor-
tant skills like dribbling, shooting and*
passing. Cheerleaders can improve their
cheerleading skills each week where
coaches teach important skills. First
Baptist will broadcast the games'
through the website. Sign up now online
or stop by the church at 1600 S. Eighth
St. to receive a brochure and form.
Evaluation begins Sept. 10.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints in Fernandina Beach will hold
its annual conference Aug. 13-14 at the
regional center in Kingsland, Ga., 1711
Laurel Island Pkwy. Guest speaker will
be Elder Jeffery R. Holland of the
Quorum of Twelve Apostles, a General
Authority from Salt Lake City, Utah.
Holland will speak on Saturday at 7 p.m.
and Sunday at 10 a.m.

Join The Salvation Army Hope House
for its noon weekly worship service.
Pastor Lynn Wilson of Destiny Fulfilled
Christian Ministry will share the Gospel
message Aug. 16. For information call
321-0435 or stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 S. I)Date St.
Covenant Community Church, 528 S.
Eighth St., will be the siterof a Prophetic
Extravaganza hosted by Apostolic
Community leaders Apostle Alvin and
Dr. Ludine Pinkney at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18
and 19. Speaker will be Apostle/Prophet
M. Jenkins II of People's For Christ
Church in Savannah, Ga., "Speaking the
Powerful Prolific Word of God." Phone
Adult luncheon
Springhill Baptist Church, 941017
Old Nassauville Road, Nassauville, will
hold its Senior Adult Luncheon at 10:30
a.m. on Aug. 18. To help with planning,
RSVP by calling 261-4741.
Free dinner
Springhill Baptist Church will serve

meals for individuals and families in
need in the area on Aug. 25 from 5-6:30
p.m. at the church, 941017 Old Nassau-
ville Road. Meals are served on the
fourth Thursday of each month. The
church also delivers meals to'those who
cannot come. On the day of the meal if
possible, call 261-4741, ext 110 to RSVP.
CCall Robyn Stuckey at 583-3280.
St. Michael Catholic Church will
have an information night at 7 p.m. Aug.
30 for those interested in learning more
about the Catholic faith. The meeting
will take place in the parish meeting
room at 505 Broome St. The topic will be
an explanation of the R.C.I.A. (Rite of
Christian Initiation for Adults). The
R.C.I.A. process is a journey of faith that
allows a non-pressured approach for
each person to "listen" and "respond" to
God's call il their own way. Please call
Jan Smith at 261-3677 for information.
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 inspira-
tional message. In case of rain, worship
will be held in the Sanctuary of MUMC
at 601 Centre St. Call 261-5769.
Living Waters World Outreach
Center will conduct Saturday evening
services beginning Sept. 10. Worship
begins at 6 p.m. with nursery and'chil-
dren's ministry provided. Sunday morn-
ing services will remain at 9:30 a.m.,
with nursery and children's ministry
provided as well. All are welcome. The
church is located at 96282 Brady Point
Road, just west of the Shave Bridge on
A1A. Call 321-2117 or visit www.livingwa-

Grief workshop
Community Hospice of Northeast
Florida will hold a "New Grief: Good
Grief" workshop on Sept. 24 from 11
a.m.-noon in the boardroom at Baptist
Medical Center Nassau, 1250 South 18th
St.,.Fernandina Beach.
The workshop is for the newly
bereaved and is designed to be most
helpful to those who have experienced a
loss within the last 90 days, and are at
least 18 years old. Attendees learn to
identify physical and emotional reactions
to the loss; ways to alleviate grief-related

Worship this week

at the place of your choice

Sunday School .................. ...............9:30 am
Sunday Worship............. ......10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA...................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................ 6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassauville Road County Rd-107 5outh
Fernandina Beach, FL32034

La Tierra Prometida
(The Promise Land)
L tsyanic fMinistry
Sunday Wednesday
1 I am 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
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"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Heltonr
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pmr
Preschool and Children Activities
Comer of Buccaneel Tr, & Gertmg Road. Femandma Bch
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Rev. Jim Tippins
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4733
Off A IA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
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stress; the difference between grief and
depression and become familiar with the
healing process. To register call Marci
Moss, bereavement program coordina-
tor, at (904) 407-6355.
Dinner network
Interfaith Dinner Network represen-
tatives meet every two months to coordi-
nate dates and plans for the dinners for
those that are homeless and needy on
Amelia Island. The dinners are provided
four nights a week from 5-7 p.m: at
Salvation Army Hope House.
Churches that are involved in this
volunteer ministry are Amelia Baptist,
Amelia Plantation Chapel, First Baptist,
First Presbyterian, Five Points Baptist,
Heaven On Earth, Macedonia AME,
Memorial United Methodist, Prince of
Peace Lutheran, St Michael's Catholic,
and St Peter's Episcopal. Call 491-4900.
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 personal
items such as soap, toothbrushes, tooth-
paste, etc. are needed. Call 261-9760 for
more information.

Free meals
The Yulee Interfaith Dinner
Network, sponsored by the Coalition for
the Homeless of Nassau County, serves
a healthy dinner to anyone in need every
Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
The Yulee IDN is located behind the Old
Yulee Middle School, at US 17 and
Pages Dairy Road. Look for the banner
and signs. For more information, or to
volunteer, call 556-2496 or visit their
website, www.clicked.com/yuleeidn.

Food bank
The Yulee United Methodist Church
Food Bank, 86003 Christian Way, is
available to anyone in need, Wednesdays
from 10 a.m. to noon. Other times please
call for an appointment at 225-5381.
Food coop
The Angel Food Ministry Food Co-op
at the Church of Christ, corner of 14th
and Jasmine streets, offers quality food
at bargain prices. The food box is $31
and the fruit and vegetable box is $23.
There is also a $41 box with 10 entrees.
Food stamps are accepted. Anyone,
regardless of income, may participate.
For details call the church at 261-9760.


Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeling 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youh 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
86971 Harts Rd., West 904.225.6128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225B0809

Innovative Sy/pe, Contemporary Mseic,
Casua/ Atmosphere
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
Connsckg wie t Chn~is..
Concting Paopl.
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Coffee meeting
Looking for answers to
life's problems? Wondering
about your purpose in life?
Need direction and decision
and wisdom for relationships?
Want to grow closer to God or
meet Him for the first time?
Come search for the answers
in the Bible by joining Com-
munity Bible Study (CBS).
CBS is an interdenomina-
tional ministry that offers car-
ing, in-depth Bible study to all
- whether you have never
gone to church or owned a
Bible, or you are a churchgo-
er with strong biblical knowl-
edge. This September
through May, the Ladies Day
class will begin a new study of
Hebrews, Galatians and
Philippians. Nursery through
eighth grade programs avail-
Find out more by attending
an informational coffee on
Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Call
Kathleen Minor at 225-8125
for location and directions.
CBS asses
CBS is a non-denomina-
tional Bible study where men,
women and children interna-
tionally are growing spiritually
as they study God's Word.
Local classes include:
Ladies Day Class/Child-
ren's Program (newborns
through eighth grade),
Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
at Amelia Baptist Church
starting Sept. 7. Call Kathleen
Minor at 2258125.
Ladies Evening Class,
Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church start-
ing Sept 12. Call Claudette
Drummond at 321-0293.
Men's Evening Class,
Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church start-
ing Sept 12. Call Tony Taylor
at 321-0785.
Teen CBS (grades 9-12),
Monday, 6:30 p.m. (dinner
provided) at The Anchor
(First Presbyterian, Centre
and Sixth streets) starting
Sept 12. Call Jeanne Scott at

S/f \ Christ
\ f Church
17982 N. Main Street, jacksonville
Oust south d 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 .............. 9:4A.M.
Worship Service............ 1055A.M.
Dsclplahlp Tral ng......... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ............ O00P.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Prayer Servce .....7;00P.M.
73B Bomnleora Road a-r* ~ se.er LM.l
04 a-4eAIS (curck once)
Nursy provided

4 YULEE UNITED First Baptist
Fernandina Beach
I Please join us for SUNDAY WORSHIP
SUNDAY SERVICES: 9:00 Life Groups
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM 10:15 AM & 6:00 PM1
Wednesday Study 6:30PM Wednesday 6:30 PM

A1A & Christian Way, Yulee 904-261-3617
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward FDBFtlSt.COm

E-Teen Class (early
teens, grades 6-8), Mondays,
6:30 p.m. (dinner provided) at
First Baptist Church on South
Eighth Street. Call for start
date: Bobbie Birch, 415-0365.
Capstone (college and
professionals), Thursdays at
7:30 p.m. at The Anchor (First
Presbyterian, Centre and
Sixth streets) starting Sept.
15. CallJeannie Langley at
The Amelia Island
Women's Evening Community
Bible Study invites you to join
an in-depth, interdenomina-
tional study of Hebrews,
Galatians and Philippians.
Meetings will be Mondays-
from 7-8:30 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church, 961167
Buccaneer Trail. The study
begins Sept. 12. A picnic will
kick off the new season on
Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at Main
To register, call Nancie
Waldron at 261-8507 or
Claudette Drummond at 321-
0293. Visit www.community-
Starting in September at
the Amelia Plantation Chapel:
"Reading the Bible for Life" by
George Guthrie discusses the
basic tools and attitudes need
ed to read the Bible more
effectively. This study, led by
Pastor Ted Schroder, begins
Sept. 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Looking for an evening
Bible study? On Sept. 8 at 6:30
p.m. the chapel will begin the
. study of Ephesians using
Watchman Nee's book, Sit,
Walk, Stand
All men are invited to
study Hebrews with James '
Reapsome's book, Hebreus:
Race to Glory, beginning Sept.
13 at 11 a.m.
A Beth Moore Ladies'
Bible Study, "Beloved
Disciple, the Life and Ministry
of John," begins Sept. 13 at 10
Call 277-4414 to purchase
your study guide.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes Youl
Loated at the comer

&30 a.m Holy Eudchtst
915 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TA.ZE- 2nd Sunday


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SundavServices ILL,
Sunday Holy Communion 8.0&l01Ooam
5th Sunday Morning Prayer- 100 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class- 1000 am
Wednesday HolyCommunion-12:15pm
Rev.J. Michael Bowha~i Rector
I 0t Lake Pr Ik (Amelia Paru aros ro nYMCAc)
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Rev. Jose Kallukalam
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5.30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yue United Methodist Church
Sunday Mooses "00am. 10:00tm, & 12:00Om
Daly Mass a 30am Mon Wed., Thurs & Fi.
Spm -Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00pm;
Holy Day 8 30am, 6:00pm
Conlesslons: Saturday 315pm 345pm 0 or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parlsh Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566

Living Waters
world outreach
ContenMorary Worship
SUN 9:30ean
WED 7:00p m
Youth. Nursery &
A Children's Minislries
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New Vision
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at 10:l0 am
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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 ienw Members Clanu 9 am.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Sereice 7-9 ipm.nMinitrie:
Bus t& Ian, Couples, Singles, Youth

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 6:45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Chlldrens Church)
Sunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
www.blackrockblaptst comr



Peppers, more at market
Minorcan Datil Pepper is month, is a 19-year-old
featuring a-line of condiments family business also offering a
at the Fernandina Farmers gourmet line of datil pepper
Market, open every Saturday products including hot sauces,
from 9 a.m.-l p.m. at Seventh marinades, barbecue sauces,
and Centre streets, jams and jellies.
Also at the market on For those who like it hot,
Saturday will be Reflections of there is an "X-Hot Sauce."
Nature, The Red Queen There also are gift sets ready
Cakery, Sweet Grass Dairy to go.
Cheeses and An-Believable The weekly market fea-
Egg Rolls. tures farm-fresh produce as
Minorcan Datil Pepper well as organic products and
Mustard is the perfect zing for specialty foods and a wide
hot dogs and baked beans. variety of specialty tropical
Potato salad, shrimp salad, and landscaping plants. No
deviled eggs and more pets, please.
can be spiced with Minorcan's To sign up for the E-Mail
Garlic-latil Mayonnaise. Newsletter, go to www.fernan-
Minorcan will also have datil dinafarmersmarket.com. Call
pepper relish, datil pepper 491-4872.
vinegar and datil sweet heat Visit www.ameliagarden.
salsa. com for information about the
Minorcan Iatil Pepper, at 2012 Amelia Island Garden
the market on the second and Show, scheduled for March 3
fourth Saturdays of the and 4 in Central Park.


Hilliard residents Carl
and Shirley Kinney and
Patrick Durrant, back
row, join Amelia
Islanders Susanne
Schcaifer and Kathy
Stevenson, front row,
as Master Gardener
Joanne Roach con-
ducts a class on com-
posting. Attendees
learned about "kitchen
composting" to help
provide composting
materials for their out-
door composters a
wonderful way to recy-
cle and transform
kitchen waste into
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Master Gardeners Mike
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left, and Joseph Smith con-
duct a "Nutrient Cycle"
session at the 2011 Ag
Extravaganza. This year,
480 third graders from
Hilliard Elementary,
Bryceville Elementary,
Callahan Intermediate,
Sonshine Christian, Yulee
Elementary, St. Michael
Academy and several
home educated students
participated in the event.
4-H teens from Hilliard
and West Nassau High
School Beta programs kept
the daily rotations flowing
smoothly. Other Master
Gardener volunteers who
also conducted presenta-
tions at the 2011 Ag
Extravaganza were: Joanne
Roach, Kathy Stevenson,
Mary Chudzynsld, Ginny
Grupe, Carol Ann Atwood
and Jean Mueller.

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television? Have an old, dead
blender or an unused bread
Don't throw away those
old ones recycle them. on
Aug. 20 in the Yulee Home
Depot parking lot when Nassau
Sierra again hosts a free elec-
tronics recycling from 9 a.m.-2
E-Scrap of Jacksonville, an
EPA-certified recycler of elec-
tronics, will pick up used appli-
ances, computers, monitors,
flat-screen televisions and.any-
thing else that plugs in.
"EPA-certified", means
your data will be destroyed
before recycling and the parts
, will never go into a landfill -
your personal data will not be
If you have an old tube
TV, bring it along, but there
will be a $10 charge for recy-

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2. Do you have numbness or tingling in your arms or legs?
3. Do you have neck, back or muscle pain?
If you answered YES to any of these questions,
you qualify for our care.
Even if it seems minor, you should seek the advice of a profes-
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Absolute Medical Clinic Director Vipul, R. Patel,
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includes medical care, pain management, chiro-
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What makes their business unique, says Patel, is
the combination of multi-specialties under one
We can treat a multiple variety of conditions
such as neck pain, back pain, headaches, disc
conditions, arm and leg pain and injuries related
to 'motor vehicle accidents. We recently merged
with Senan Chiropractic Center in order to pro-
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he chose his field of practice to help people with
pain and give the choices in care from non-inva-
sive alternatives such as chiropractic and decom-
pression therapy to invasive pain management,
all the way to surgery, if needed.
Physicians at the center are trained to perform
x-rays, diagnostic ultrasound, nerve conduction
studies, EMG and more.
We as a team experience great'satisfaction in
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Combat insomnia with daily

've'never had trouble falling
asleep. It's probably some
developed behavior I picked up
in medical school. You learn
how to stay awake for 36 hours
straight and you learn how to fall
asleep in a matter of tninutes. In fact,
I could drink a pot of coffee while
studying, then turn out the lights
and be asleep almost instantly.
For those of you unable to fall
asleep at night, I do understand how
miserable nighttime can be for you.
You lie in bed, just staring at the
clock, counting down how many
hours of sleep you would get if you
fell asleep at that very moment.
When you do finally get to sleep, the
alarm often stirs you from your
deepest sleep cycle and you drag
yourself through the rest of the day.
Many of you take medications to
help you get through this, but this is
not a long-term solution and you
keep hoping for a cure. Well, if you
want to try to break this pattern of

sleep disturbance,
you should consid-
er an exercise pro-
A study pub-
lished in the jour-
nal Sleep details
those who exer-
cised first thing in
the morning as a
way of curing their
insomnia. It was
SPORTS found that an hour
MEDICINE of "stretching and
MEDICIN walking daily
GREGORY relieved many
SMITH. M.D. sleep problems.
SMITH..D. Exercise has
"*. been shown in the
past to help with
sleep problems, but researcher
Shelley Tworoger specifically com-
pared a morning program to an
evening one. She looked at the
effects an hour of daily exercise had
on 175 women with chronic com-

llaints of insomnia not just get-
ting to sleep but staying asleep.
Her results showed daily morn-
ing exercise was highly successful
in combating insomnia. Success was
seen when at least four hours of
morning exercise was performed.
Interestingly, those who chose to
exercise at night had greater diffi-
Fourbad habits
People know what's bad for them,
but often they do it anyway. Smoking
is a classic example. You know it is
bad for you, with countless studies
and research touting the dangers,
but despite all of that, millions of
people still smoke. It always amazes
me when I see doctors and nurses
who smoke.
In addition to smoking, there are
three other habits that are well
defined as contributors to poor
health over-indulgence of alcohol,
lack of exercise and poor diet. In


addition to simply leading to poor
health and disease, research out of
Britain suggests that a combination
of these can age you by as much as
12 years.
SThe findings are from a study
that tracked nearly 5,000 British
adults for 20 years and looked at
those who smoked, men who drank
more than three alcoholic drinks per
day (more than two per day in
women), got less than two hours of
exercise per week and avoided eat-
ing fruits and vegetables with every
Out of the 5,000 studied, there
were 314 who had all four bad habits
and nearly one-third died over that
20-year time frame, compared to an
8 percent mortality rate in those
who had none of the four poor
habits. Death certificates were
checked for the next 20 years. The
most common causes of death
included heart disease and cancer,
both related to unhealthy lifestyles.


The results were published in the
Archives ofInternal Medicine recent-
ly. Lead researcher Elisabeth
Kvaavik of the University of Oslo
noted, "You don't have to be
extreme to be healthy. These good
behaviors add up and it should be
possible for most people to manage
to do it."
Kvaavik pointed out that one car-
rot, one apple and a glass of orange
juice would suffice for the fruit and
vegetable cutoffs in the study.
This column is written to discuss.
issues regarding sports, medicine anl
safety. It is not intended to serve as a
replacement 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 questions to Gregory
Smith, M.D., 1250 S. 18th St., Suite
204, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
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two titles
Tusculum College
women's golf incoming
freshman Emee Herbert
has added two more
Southeastern Junior Golf
Tour titles to her trophy
case this summer.
After winning the Old
Fort Classic in Murfrees-
boro, Tenn., last-month,
she followed with victories
at the Furman Junior
Classic in Greenville, S.C.,
and the Capitol Hill Junior
Classic in Prattville, Ala.
Herbert, a native of
Johns Creek, Ga., and the
granddaughter of Margaret
Stewart of Yulee and Peggy
S Dennard of Fernandina
Beach, won by five shots at
:tlite;Furnian Classic as she
'.posted scores of 77 and 76.
for a 153 two-day total June
28-29 at the Furman
University Golf Course.
On July 6-7, she lapped
the field with a 10-shot win
at the Capital Hill Classic at
the Robert Trent Jones
Golf Trail-Capitol Hill
Course. She posted rounds
of 73 and 77 for a 150 to
record hbr third victory on
the tour this summer.
In May, the Greater
Atlanta Christian High
School graduate fired a
one-over-par 73 to win the
Georgia Class AA state
.Herbert led her high
school squad to three
regional championships.
During her prep career,
she helped GAC to a pair of
state runner-up perform-
ances (2009, 2011) and the
2010 state title.
tHerbert isa-2010all-
state first team selection'
while also enjoying success
in junior golf. She played in
the AJGA, Atlanta, PGA
and Southeastern junior
golf tours. She has cap-
tured medalist honors on
numerous occasions during
her playing career.
Tusculum College,
I'.,cated in Greeneville,
Tenn., is affiliated with the
Pre sbyterian Church and is
a NCAA Division II mem-
ber of the South Atlantic
Conference, which is com-
prised of 10 colleges and
universities in Tennessee,
North Carolina and South

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The seventh annual AIS Golf Amelia Island Golf Classic was held Aug. 5 at Long Point. The event drew 106 golfers and 150 for the reception and raised more than $12,000
for the AIS Association Florida Chapter. Next year's event is set for Aug. 3, 2012. Left, the first-place team included, from left, Spencer Turner, Tom Oden, Stu Klein and
Ronald Turner. Center, Lynda Rajfer, Nancy Jones, Ardith O'Day and Jane McCormick teamed up for the event along with, right, Dave Spangler, Renee Lacroix, Cristy Cruz and
Jesse Severn.

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Foursomes also included, from left, Joe Parrish, Jon Walker, Ed Febles and Mark Cockran; Paul Davison, TJ. Pelletier, Rob Maynard and Roberto Pestana; and Ricky
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Left, Jeff Taber, James Robinson, Christoph lMaeder and Dan O'Day teamed up to play along with, right, Jon Shave,
Scott Moore, Charles Litrico and Will Rushing.
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Builds council event
The Northeast Florida
Builders Association's annu-
al Nassau Builders Council
Charity Golf Tournament
will be held Sept. 16 at
Amelia River Golf Club.
Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.
Cost'is $120 per player or
$400 per foursome. Format
is captain's choice.
Proceeds benefit a
NEFBA Builders Care
Nassau project. The tourna-
ment includes range balls,
two free drinks, goody bag,
door prizes, hole prizes and
a picnic to follow play.
Contact Corey Fountain at

(904) 725-4355 or cfoun-
NAMI glfurnament
The inaugural Doug Mor-
ris Memorial Golf Tourna-
ment will be held Aug. 20 at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club. Proceeds benefit the
National Alliance on Mental.
Illness of Nassau County.
Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.
Format is a captain's choice
(teams paired by computer).
Fee is $60 per person and
includes cart, green fees,
range balls,.food and priUs.f
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On a day when temperatures climbed to more than
95 degrees, kids from the Miller and Fernandina Beach
Boys and Girls Clubs cooled off under the spray from a
fire engine, above right, or enjoyed a refreshing
encounter with a water sprinkler, above left. Left, "Miss
India" Edge wards off the hot sun while supervising
children waiting to go on one of three water slides.
Right, Jordan Warner, Tanejah Glover and Sabryn
Flagler clown around while waiting for their turn to go
on the water slide.
About 200 children from the Boys and Girls Club
enjoyed a day of fun, games, water slides, music and
more during the annual Summer Camp Carnival on Aug.
4 at The Miller Freedom Center Boys and Girls Club on
Old Nassauville Road.
The Nassau County Fire Rescue Professionals, Local
3101, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation Special Fund hosted the annual event. The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island provided lunch.
"It's a good way to culminate the seven-week summer
camp and the kids look forward to it every year," said
Miller Club Unit Director Jamie Thompson of the day
when kids from her club join with Fernandina Beach
club members for fun-filled activities.
The Miller Freedom Center Boys and Girls Club is
located at 942259 Old Nassauville Road, one mile south
of AlA. Hours are 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Call 261-1075
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New works, classes at galleries

Bill Raser is Don Quixote
in St. Marys Little
Theatre's production of
"Man of La Mancha."



scores role

of lifetime

For the News-Leader
ST. MARYS, GA Fernan-
dina Beach resident Bill Raser
had an item on his bucket list
that few people would have -
to play the role of Don
Quixote in "Man of La Man-
cha." Raser is about to mark
off that item as he stars in St.
Marys Little Theatre's pro-
duction of one of America's
most enduring musicals.
"Bill Raser is Don
Quixote," said Barbara Ryan,
founder of the St. Marys Little
Theatre and director of "Man
of La Mancha." "When Bill
sings about the quest, he
touches the heart of even the
most cynical and convinces us
that there is purpose in- ...
dreaming the impossible
Raser joins 25 other actors
in bringing big entertainment
to the small town of St.
Marys, Ga., with "Man of La
Mancha" performances
scheduled for Sept. 9, 10, 16,
17 and 18 at the St. Marys
Railroad Building, 1000
Osborne Road, in St. Marys.
Raser's rich baritone voice
is as distinguished as his
lengthy acting bio, which
includes numerous produc-
tions for Amelia Community
Theatre and Fernandina Little
Theatre. His co-star, Whitney
Sanzero, plays the dual roles
of Aldonza and Dulcinea to
whom Don Quixote dedicates
all his knightly good deeds.
Sanzero's operatic voice is the
perfect tool with which to
MAN Continued on 2B

will host the Second
Saturday Artrageous
Art Walk this weekend.
At Ith: Blue Door gallery and
studios at 205 1/2 Centre St., the
featured artist for the month is
Sharon Badenoch. Her favorite
subjects to paint are landscapes
and wildlife here on Amelia.
Occasionally she will venture "out
of the box" with a wild abstract.
Impressionistic painting using
watercolor on paper or
acrylic/mixed media on canvas
for a change'of pace is her forte.
Look for the gallery's blue
doors between Seattle's Best
Coffee and Go Fish leading to the
colorful staircase. Regular hours
are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5
p.m. For more information, call
556-7783 or visit www.blue-
The Island Art Association,
18 N. Second St., will feature the
opening reception for latest,
Nouveau Art exhibit from 5-8 p.m.
Saturday. Best of Show award win-
ner is Jose' Garcia, with his paint-
ing "4 Gators." Also featured will
be the artwork of Sharon Haffey.

'Plantation Artists' Guild
& Gallery will present a
framing seminar, "The
Do's and Don'ts and Everything in
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 repurposing,
archival, matting, resizing, fram-
ing on a budget, art school vs. real
world framing and thinking "out-
side of the box." Medina has an
extensive background in the arts
and framing and often visits
client's homes to better under-
stand their unique needs, tastes
and design requirements. The
gallery is located at 94 Amelia
Village Circle at the Spa and
Shops at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation. The program is free
and open to the public. Call 432-
EARN how to get the
best out of your digital
camera at a three-hour
course Aug. 20 from 9
a.m.-noon at the Island Art
Association Education Center, 18
N. Second St. Local photographer

Bill Raser will explain what those
buttons, dials and menus do, and
how to use your camera's setting
to produce better images. He will
also cover how to download
images and basic image editing
with a free downloadable pro-
Class is limited to 15 students.
For information go to
www.islandart.org, select classes
and at the bottom select classes
and instructors, or call Raser at
O SPREY Village, in part-
nership with The
Pl,;ii;iiiti Artists' Guild
& Gallery, will host an
art showcase on Aug. 26 from
5:30-8 p.m. at the Plantation
Gallery, 94 Amelia Village Circle
in the Spa & Shops at Omni
Amelia Island Plani:iI;,n
The gallery will unveil new
works in watercolor, acrylic, oil,
pastel, mixed media, photography
and sculptures, many for sale for
the first time. Also, during the
"Suddenly Spring" showcase the
gallery held a contest where
guests could vote for the best art-
works. The guild received approx-
imately 400 votes and four partici-
pants were selected randomly and
presented with original artwork
donated by gallery members Ed
Mosher, Imogene Coleman, Ron
Chabot and Walter Peterson. The
winning selections will be
unveiled during a brief presenta-
tion at the showcase.
Enjoy gourmet hors d'oeuvres
and fine wine provided by Osprey
Village and meet the artists. RSVP
to 277-8222 or
by Aug. 22.
T HE Island Art
Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach, will
offer free children's art classes on.
Aug. 27 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and
12:15- 1 p.m. for ages 6-9 and 1-.
2:15 p.m. for ages 10-14. Call 261-
7020 to sign up.
DIANE Hamburg, fiber
artist, will conduct a
workshop on
"Exploration in Surface
Design on Fabric" on Aug. 29
from'9 am-noon at the Island Art
Association Education Center, 18

N. 1St k- l ii -_F1_ "
fun ,I;i"
in sIi ',:l
design f T- P F.. ,, ,
will intro-
duce budding fiber artists as well
as experienced folks to the
process of discharging the -''
removal of dye with various chem-
icals or bleach, often in pleasing
patterns or designs through
Shibori or Tie Dye methods, or by
stamping, stenciling or block
All the "student" needs to sup-
ply is the all-natural fabric whole
cloth or clothing must
be cotton, rayon or
linen and apron and ..,'
rubber gloves.
Discharging will work
on most dyed fabrics.
Black is best but other
colors will probably
work. This is a time to
experiment. T-shirts
are fun to work with -
Sh.,..- sold at the
Michael's craft store
work well. Also check
out local thrift shops.
Discharging dyed nat-
ural cloth napkins can b_- fun as
well. Bring your favorite prinlinu
tools stamps, stencils. Hambulg
also will bring an abundant .sup-
ply of printing tools. You i. 1,--
ations can be painted, printed
and/or dyed later to furtlihr v.,'ur
Remember, this is an x.\pl.-
ration, if "art" occurs all lie bet-
ter. Cost is $40, prepaid. Cl,n;act
Hamburg at 261-9229 or diane-
hamburg@comcast.net. ~'-h is an
exhibiting artist of the Island r I
T HE Quilts for Kids
organization wv.ill di .s-
play their handiwi k as
Artists ol i'1ih. MN_.nd, itl F-
August at the Okefenok,,--
Heritage Center, 1460 N AuiLu-'.
Ave., Waycross, Ga.
The group will exhibit 13
ART Continued on 2B

Clockwise from top,
Island Art
Association Nouveau
Art Best of Show win-
ner Jose' Garcia, with
his painting "4
Gators." New jewelry
at Amelia SanJon
Gallery. "View from
the Porch" by Sharon
Badenoch, at the
Blue Door Gallery.
"Bikini quilt" at the
Okefenokee Heritage
Center. Surface
design on fabric by
Diane Hamburg,
Island Art

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The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island will
continue its "maritime history" series at 6 p.m.
tonight at the museum. 1335 S. Eighth St..
Fernandina Beach.
Each Friday at 6 p.m. the museum focuses on a
story about the island and its
waters. The museum will frequent -
ly discuss the island's role in some
familiar topics, including stories
about the modern shrimping
industry. It will also explore some ..
less publicized information, such as sunken treas-
ure just off the island.
The museum is offering a limited number of
charter memberships, along with annual mem-
berships for those who want to be a part of the
launch of the new museum. Regular hours are
Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For information visit www.ameliaresearch.com.

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 num-

bered 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. Appetizers.
wine and beer will be available.
Insurance prohibits dogs at social events, so
please leave your best friend at home. Tickets are
on sale at Prosperity Bank. NHS Dog Park.
Redbones Dog Bakery and www.nassauhumane-
society.com. Call 491-6146 for information.

The Amelia Island Film Society presents a spe-
cial screening of the Broadway musical
"Company." starring Neil
Patrick Harris. Stephen Colbert
and Patti LuPone.atTFrnCjndina.
Little Theatre. 1014 Bcc-h St
tonight at 6 and 9 p.nm.and Aug
13atl.4.7and 10p.m Tilclkc -
are $18 for non-members and $15 for members.
Following five couples and their friend Robert
(Harris). the perpetual bachelor. "Company"

explores the true meaning of being in a relation-
ship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the
1971 Tony Award for Best Musical. Harris (How I
Met Your Mother, Rent) led an all-star cast in a
sold-out event at the New York Philharmonic.
Purchase tickets at the theater, online at
www.aifilmsociety.org or call 624-1145.


The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
you to its next 3rd Friday on 3rd Street on Aug. 19
at 6 p.m. featuring John
Hendricks from the
West Nassau Historical
Society. Travel back to
the mid 1880s during
the heyday of the iron
horse as you follow the
tracks of Daniel
Callahan, the little known yet charismatic Irish
American railroad contractor and builder. Special
focus will be on Callahan's stint in Nassau County
as he arrives in Fernandina to begin construction
of Florida's first cross peninsular railroad.
This program is free for museum members.
with a suggested donation of $5 for non-mem
bers. For more information, contact Alex at 261-
7378. ext. 102.

FRIDAY. AL GLsr 12.2011 LEISURE Ncws-Lcadcr


SPECIAl Events

Tonight is "Quesadilla
Night" at VFW Post 4351. The
Ladies Auxiliary will cook and
serve quesadillas and all the
fixings from 4-7 p.m. for a $6
donation. Post 4351 is located
just under the Shave Bridge.
Follow the signs off A1A, or
call 432-8791 for directions.
* *
The American Legion
Auxiliary Unit 54 at 626 S.
Third St. will hold its monthly
Spaghetti Night from 5-7 p.m.
on Aug. 13. Dinner includes
spaghetti, salad and garlic
bread for a donation of $7. To
go dinners are available. All
proceeds go to programs
sponsored by the American
Legion Auxiliary.
* *
The Sons of Confederate
Veterans will meet on Aug. 15
at 7 p.m. at the Pig Barbeque
Restaurant in Callahan. The -
public is invited to attend. Call
(904) 879-4514
* *
The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the
Community Room of the
Fernandina Beach Police
Department, 1525 Lime St.
Guest speaker Deanna
Ramsey will present "Valuable
Gadgets for the Family
Genealogist," addressing
technological products on the
market and demonstrating
those most helpful for
genealogical research.
* *
Patchington Ladies
Boutique, 1448 Sadler Road,
will hold a fashion show
Aug. 19 and 20 at 1 p.m.
RSVP to 261-8486.
* *
Discover the grandeur of
Florida's lighthouses on
Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. at the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, 233 S. Third St.
The museum welcomes
back Dr. Kevin McCarthy,
Professor Emeritus of the
University of Florida and
author of books about the
lighthouses of Florida, Geor-
gia and Ireland. McCarthy will
highlight the state's beacons,
with emphasis on Northeast
Florida. Admission is free for
members and a suggested
donation of $5 fornon-mem-
bers. Contact Alex at 261-
7378, ext. 102, or alexbuell@
* *
The Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off will be
held at Main Beach on
Amelia Island starting at 3
p.m. Aug. 26 and 10 a.m.
Aug. 27, featuring more than
50 professional and backyard
(amateur) teams preparing
chicken, ribs, pork, brisket and
more as they compete for
more than $20,000 in prize
money and trophies.
Visitors may purchase food
and drink from vendors, enjoy
free entertainment, an arts
and crafts area, remote con-
trol car demonstrations and a
beach volleyball tournament.
Visit www.gstailgate-
cookoff.com. The cook-off is
sanctioned by the Kansas City
Barbeque Society.
* *
Amelia Island Quilt Guild
invites the public to a free
program at 7 p.m. on Sept.
13 featuring Ellen Lindner,
quilt artist and teacher
Follow Lindner on her creative
joumry, view beautiful quilts,
hear inspiring stories and
learn valuable quilting tech-
niques. The quilt guild holds
monthly meetings the second
Tuesday at the Woman's
Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave.

Programs are free and open
to the public. For information
visit aiquilters.com.


Amelia Community
Theatre presents "The
Cocktail Hour" at 8 p.m.
tonight and Aug. 13 and 18-
20, with a matinee Aug. 14
at 2 p.m. The confrontations
that take place in this comedy
during the ritual cocktail 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 college). Call 261-
6749 or visit www.ameliacom-
To celebrate the end of its
30th anniversary season, ACT
is offering a ticket promotion
for anyone bom in 1981: pur-
chase one adult ticket and
receive one free for "The
Cocktail Hour" by calling or
visiting the box office at 207
Cedar St.
There also will be a "happy
hour" from 7-8 p.m. each per-
formance. A specialty martini,
sponsored by The Palace
Saloon, will be available for
purchase, in addition to the
regular beverage bar.
S* *
Amelia Community
Theatre announces summer
workshops for its February
2012 production of "Into the
Woods," written by James
Lapine with music and lyrics
by Stephen Sondheim.
Workshops will cover
vocals, discussion of charac-
ters, simple choreography and
questions and answers and
will be held from 7-8 p.m. at
ACT main stage lobby, 207
Cedar St., on Aug. 15, 22 and
29. Contact director Jill
Dillingham at 321-1251 or
* *
Kicking off its 20th sea-
son, Fernandina Little
Theatre presents "Angel
Street," the suspenseful
Victorian thriller by Patrick
Hamilton. Under the guise of
kindliness, handsome Mr.
Manningham is methodically
trying to drive hiswife into
insanity, and since her mother
died of insanity, she is more
than half convinced that she is
going out of her mind.
Performances are Sept. 3, 6,
8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. and
Sept. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets
are $12.50 to $14 and avail-
able at The UPS Store.in the
Publix shopping center or by
mail, P.O. Box 1070,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035.
Fernandina Little Theatre,
1014 Beech St., is an inti-
mate space and patrons are
advised to purchase tickets in
advance. Visit ameliaflt.org or
email fltplay@ peoplepc.com.


One ticket, four pubs, a
wealth of historical informa-
tion about downtown
Fernandina and a good time
for all. Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History Thursdays
at 5:30 p.m. to tour four of the
town's most popular, notori-
ous or otherwise historic pubs
and bars. One ticket will get
you one drink at each estab-
Slishment and an earful of col-
orful tales along your way. It's
a great way to see Fernan-
dina and learn about its histo-
ry. Tickets are $25 per person
(must be 21, must show ID);
tour begins at the historic train
depot in downtown Fernan--
dina Beach. Reservations
required. Contact Thea at
261-7378, ext.105 or

Blues Festival
The inaugural Amelia Island Blues
Festival Sept. 16-17 at Main Beach will
include music, food, drinks and more with
blues artists such as Willie "Big Eyes" Smith;
Albert Castiglia; David Gerald Band; Roger
"Hurricane" Wilson; Blistur; Conrad Oberg;
6th Street Rhythm & Blues Review and many
more. One-day passes are $15 and two-day
passes $25 in advance and available, along
with the full lineup and information, at
Preview concerts will be held Aug. 18 and
Sept. 8 from 7:30-10 p.m. at Cafe Karibo, 27
N. Third St.
Jazz Festival
Tickets are now on sale for the 2011
Amelia Island Jazz Festival, Oct. 2-9, featur-
ing Buckwheat Zydeco and Nicole Henry and
an expanded look that will present headliner
events over a large portion of theSt. Peter's
Episcopal Church campus in downtown
Fernandina Beach, using the lawn and park-
ing lots for additional music, food-vendors,
plus dining and cocktail areas.
Purchase tickets at www.ameliaislandjaz-
zfestival.com, call (904) 504-4772 or email
Music cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adun "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held from 7-9 p m each
night Artists include Hupp (Aug. 14 and 28);
Larry LeMier (Aug 17, 21, 24 and 31) Pew
Schmldt (Aug. 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 FronI St. Fernandina
Beach, or call 261-9972 or book online at
www.ameliarivercruises corn
Free creative music classes are being
offered for two- to iour-year-olds at the
Amelia Island Parent Cooperative Preschool
from 10.15-11:15 am Aug 18
Shea Zaccaro, voiceipiano instructor and
AIPCP president, will lead the classes
according to This Is Music Preschool" cur-
riculum, which will also be taught weekly to
enrolled students throughout the school year
A craft and snack will be provided, and sib-
lings are welcome Space is limited Call
261-1161 or e-mail m.b rawls'@comcast.net
Betsy Franck
Voted Athens, Georgia's "Best Americana
Artist" in 2010 by Flagpole Magaz.ne. Betsy
Franck and The Bare Knuckle Band will play
at Dogstar Tavern, 10 N. Second St
Femandina Beach, on Aug 20 at 9:30 p m
and Mojo Kitchen, 2500 Beach Blvd,
JacKsonville, on Aug 21 at 9 p m ($8 cover)
Franck's powerhouse vocals and soulful
lyrics have earned her fans and accolades,
and captured critics' attention all over the
South, and now she's bringing her signature
sound and rocking band to Fernandina
Beach Visit www sonicbids combet-
syfranckandthebareknuckleband 1o learn
The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus is
auditioning for singers for the 2011-12 sea-
son on Aug 27 beginning at 9 a m in the
Phillips Fine Arts Building at Jacksonville
The chorus will open the season witH
Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, a concert can-
tata from the classic 1938 film score of the
same name The season also includes
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Choral
Fantasy. Puccini's opera La Boh6me,
Handel's Messiah and "Holiday Pops Call
(904) 354-5479, ext. 221 for-an appointment.
Audition requires advance preparation and
RAIN Humane Society will hold its second
annual BBQ & Bluegrass on Sept. 17 from 5-
8 p.m., hosted by Cotton-Eyed Joes. A $10
donation includes barbecue dinner with
dessert, iced tea and all the music and danc-
ing you can stand. Full cash bar will be avail-
able 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 of pickers and grinners Tickets
will be sold at the door the day ol the event
To go dinners will be available
RAIN estimates more than 1,000 animals
will benefit this year from the RAIN Train pro-
gram, with the majority of its passengers
from Nassau.County Animal Services. The
fundraiser will help keep the train rolling

Amelia Island Coffee
SAmelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre St.,
hosts a music circle on Saturdays from 7:30-
10 p.m. featuring great local musicians.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Come
enjoy dessert, coffee and music.
Caf Karibo
Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St., live music
Friday and Saturday from 6-9 p.m. on the
patio outside; live music Sundays outside
'from 5-8 p.m. Call 277-5269. Visit
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., Dropa
Stone tonight; The Fritz Aug. 13; Suex Effect
Aug. 18; and Evan Barber and the Dead
Gamblers Aug. 19. Visit Dog Star on
Facebook. Call 277-8010.
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St live
music. Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher
Ave., karaoke on Sunday nights with Daddy
"0'O" DJ. Follow The Hammerhead on
Facebook at 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 the first Tuesday of every month, other
three Tuesdays, Acoustic in the Round at 7
p m., second and third Wednesdays at 7
p m Indigo Film Club; open mike night
Thursday at 7.30 p.m.; live music Fridays
and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Call 261-7222.
Larry & The Backtracks perform one
Thursday a month at Kelley's Courtyard
Cafe, 19 S. Third St Upcoming dates are
Sept. 1, Oct 6 and Nov. 3. Call 432-8213
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St, free trivia each Monday at 7.30
p.m., wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6.30
p.m with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
'dart tournament every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m..
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7:30-11:30 p.m ; the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8 30
p m -midnight and Friday and Saturday from
8 30 p.m -12 30 a m Call 261-1000. Visit
www.ohanes com
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St, e0ter-
tainment most nights. Call Bill Childers at
491-3332 or email at
billl@thepalacesaloon com to reserve VIP
seating '
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Allanlic Ave., live entertainment every night.
Call 310-6904 Visit
www SandyBotromsAmelia com
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S Fletcher
Ave The Macy's in the lounge from 6-10
p.m tonight and 7-11 p m. Aug. 13; shaggin'
in the lounge Sundays from 4-7 p.m Pill Pill
in the tiki bar Wednesdays from 5-30-9 30
p.m.; live music in the bar all weekend Call
277-6652 Visit www slidersseaside.com.
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter.
Snapper's Bar & Seafood Grill, 960062
Gateway Blvd at the foot of the Shave
SBridge, Amelia Island, young, versatile enter-
tainer Pat Waters tonight; David Milam 5-8
p m and Tony Novelly, always a pleasure: 8-
11 p m. Aug. 13; guitarist and singer Dan Voll
Aug. 14; karaoke on Mondaysat 8 p.m., triv-
ia on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., and Ladies
Night on Thursdays at 7 p m. Call 491-6888.
Vista vrww.snappersbarandseafoodgrill.com.
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., Richard Stratton tonight;
Reggle LeeAug 13; Richard Stratton 1-5
pm and Richard Smith 6-10 pm Aug 14,
Marc Cobson's One Man Band Aug. 15;
Brian LinskiAug 16, DJ RocAug 17. Early
McCall Aug. 18; and Andy Haney Aug. 19.
Music is 5-9 p m. Monday through Thursday,
6-10 pm Friday and Saturday and noon-4
p.m and 5-9 pm. Sunday. Call 261-5711.



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ART Contitued from 1B
quilts made by the mem-
bers of the Georgia Chapter
of Quilts for Kids. The head-
quarters for the Georgia
Chapter is located in
Waycross. The organization's
mission statement is to trans-
form unwanted and other fab-
rics into patchwork quilts that
comfort children with life-
threatening illnesses and chil-
dren of abuse. There are
Quilts for Kids Chapters
across the United States. Each
chapter locates individuals in
their area who are willing to
piece and quilt the quilts that
are distributed in hospitals
and through disaster relief
agencies. The organization
has created and distributed
tens of thousands of quilts to
suffering children around the
As part of the exhibit pro-
gram, Quilts for Kids mem-
bers will conduct a hands-on
workshop for kids ages 12 and
up on Aug. 27 at 10 a.m.
Participants will piece a small
quilt for a baby. Reservations
must be made in advance. Call

the OHC at (912) 285-4260.

. melia SanJon
Gallery has added
to its collections the
work of artist and
jewelry designer Cori
Beychok, who recently moved
to Amelia Island. A talented
jewelry maker and gemolo-
gist, she has added another
dimension to the already
expansive selection of jewelry
in the gallery.
Beychok is an unrepentant
jewelry junky and rock
hound, having begun collect-
ing rocks and crystals while a
young child. Formerly a scien-
tist/writer, she graduated sev-
eral years ago from the
Jewelry Program at the North
Bennet Street School in
Boston, Mass., while working
her way through a graduate
gemologist degree from the
Gemological Institute of
America. After graduating,
she spent several years work-
ing for jewelers in and around
Boston before starting Cori B
Designs, also know as Jaunty
Jewels. A newcomer to
Fernandina Beach, she con-

tinues to indulge her passion
for jewels, inspired by the
beauty of island, the ocean
and all of its wonderful crit-
"I like to think of my
designs as being off-beat and
fun, while still being stylish
and easy to wear. Many of my
pieces are one-of-a-kind," says
She designs and hand-
crafts each piece using a vari-
ety of metal-smithing and
beading techniques, combin-
ing stones and mietals in
unique and unexpected ways.
When possible, she prefers
to use recycled or reclaimed
metals and materials. Stones
and beads are natural, mainly
untreated and run the gamut
from widely-used and well
known stones such as car-
nelian, chalcedony and tour-
maline to more unusual and
exotic stones, such as tourma-
linated quartz, sunstone and
Visit the gallery on the cor-
ner of Third and Ash streets,
open from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
every day and Sundays from
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

MAN Continued from 1B
paint her view of the world
- "The world's a dung heap,
and we are maggots who
crawl on it" a view that is in
direct contrast to Quixote's
beliefs. But in the end,
Aldonza is transformed by the
mad knight's quest to make
the world a better place.
"I hope to add some meas-
ure of grace to the world,"
Don Quixote says in explana-
tion of why he does the things
he does giving when it's nat-
ural to take, battering at walls
that won't break, and reaching
for an unreachable star. As the
play retells the story of Don
Quixote's quest for truth and
valor, beautiful songs emerge
that stroke the heart and soul
of those inclined to hope for a
better world. Ryan is confi-
dent that when the final song,
"Impossible Dream," is sung
by the entire cast, "there will
be no dry eyes in the audi-
Ryan said that the story,
the venue and the talents of
the actors all add up to equal a
whole that is greater than the
sum of its parts. The venue
for "Man of La Mancha" is as
impressive as the play itself.
Once slated to be demolished,
the old St. Marys Railroad
Building is being transformed
into a prison during the time
of the Inquisition. Ryan
praised the cast of "La
Mancha" for their professional
voices as well as their dramat-
Sic and comedic abilities.
"Few plays stir emotions as
powerfully as 'La Mancha'
does," Ryan said. "It was im-
portant for us that we launch
our theater with a show-stop-
ping performance, and I can't
think of any play more rous-
ing or more challenging than
'Man of La Mancha.'"
"I think people forget how
funny this show is," Ryan said.
"Don Quixote is a madman.
Sancho, his sidekick, is hilari-
ous, and even the'housekeep-
er played by a local Navy
base chaplain will have the
audience rocking with laugh-
"Audiences will be
entranced with the tapestry of
fantasy, romance, fun and
thrilling drama," Ryan said.
"And they will be reminded
that there is good in this
world and dreams come true
if we continue to dream even
of the impossible dream."
St. Marys his been with-
but live theater in the down-
town for several years, and
now that it's returning, a fever
is brewing as residents and
businesses get into the spirit
of the play and all it repre-
sents. During the two weeks
of the performances, restau-
rants in St. Marys will serve
specially prepared menu
items that pay tribute to the.
play's Spanish setting.
In keeping with the theme
of the play, citizens will be
asked to report all incidents of
"valor, kindness and nobility"
that can be featured in the
local press. Amelia Island resi-
dents will be able to take a
special ferry from the docks
of Fernandina to St. Marys on
Sept. 17 for the 7 p.m. per-
formance. The ferry package
will include a Spanish-themed
dinner at Captain Seagle's on
St. Marys' waterfront, trolley
ride to the theater and the per-
formance for an all-inclusive
price of $50 per person. The
ferry will leave Fernandina at
3:30 p.m. and return around
10 p.m. Call (912) 729-1103 for
reservations and details.
For those who prefer to
come by car, tickets for "Man
of La Mancha" can be pur-
chased at the St. Marys Wel-
come Center, 111 Osborne St.,
St. Marys, Ga., or by calling
(912) 729-1103. Tickets are
$12 each for all ages, and $10
each for 10 or more.


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102 Lost & Found

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

105 Public Notice
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Illegal to advertise any
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Informed that all dwellings
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201 Help Wanted
have experience. Apply at Holiday Inn
Express, 76071 Sidney Place, Yulee.

for 2 experienced cabinetmakers & 2
experienced installers. Must have hand
tools & vehicle. Fax resume or info to
STYLE AMERICA Is hiring licensed
hairstylists. Full time and part-time
available. Call Susie (904)277-7898.
are looking for an outgoing, friendly,
organized person to help with front
desk duties in our caring family
oriented dental practice. Computer
skills required. Dental assisting skills
or previous front desk experience is
preferred. Send resume' to Mark
Olbina, DDS, 1699 S. 14th St., Suite
21, Fernandina. If you have questions
call 277-8500.
INSTITUTION seeking Assistant
Branch Mgr with 2 yrs. lending exp.
Mgmt. skills and ops exp preferred.
Cash handling req. Successful
candidate will be PC literate and have
proven customer service and sales
abilities. Contact Satilla Temps at
call (912)882-3272. EOE M/F/V/H

201 Help Wanted
HAIR STYLIST at a modem, trendy
full service salon in Yulee, FL on SR-
200. Fixed weekly rent or 60% of
income to you. Call (904)419-3490.

couple needed for small condo
complex, living onsite, office, building
maintenance and rental management
responsibilities. CAM license required.
Email resume to:

Companies desperately need
employees to assemble products at
home. No selling, any hours. $500
wkly. potential. Info 1-985-646-1700
DEPT. FL-1380.

TECHNICIAN with various talents in
Gas, Diesel & Hydraulics repairing
Construction Equipment for a growing
Independent Rental Company in Saint
Marys, Georgia. Competitative pay &
benefits. Send resume to
trilaneadmln@itds.net or (912)576-

More Freight=Top Earnings!
Paid CDL Training Available & Benefits
877-446-4782 or www.primeinc.com

Member Relationship Specialist
Supervisor for our Femandina. Beach
This key position conveys to the
members a professional image, works
to develop and encourage strong team
participation within the Member
Services area to obtain individual,
branch and organizational growth
For detailed information on this
opportunity please visit our website at:
VyStar offers a competitive starting
salary and an excellent benefit package
that includes a 401(K) Plan. EOE
"Employees Are Our Most Important

for pediatric office. Full time with
benefits. Fax resume to (904)491-

for local home health care agency. PT
hours avail. Nassau Co area only.
Please fax resume to (904)277-8926

weekends. Drug Free Work Place.
Florida Properties, 4800 Amelia Island
Parkway, Amelia Island, FL .32034.
Bring in Resume or fill out application.

Duties from the sublime to the
ridiculous. Need to have great
customer service skills, organizational
skills, communication skills & computer
skills a plus. No lazy people, no
whiners. Only positive out lookers
need apply. Full time position
available. Must stop by to apply.
Rowland's Upholstery Plus, 1120 S. 8th
St., Fernandina Beach.

additional staff associate.
Prop/Life/Health license pref or ability
to be licensed in future. Must be
motivated, organized and have top
notch customer service skills. Office
duties include reception, phones, filing
and correspondence. Full-time position
with exc starting salary. Apply today at
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201 Help Wanted

Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
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News-Leader and the FTC.
Baptist Primary Care. 2 years exp req.
25-30 hrs/wk., Tues, Wed, Thurs with
benefits. Fax resume to 904-391-5659.
record & drug free. Email resume to:
food service supervisor. Background
check and reliable. (904)548-4041
Contact Lawrence Ortiz.

204 Work Wanted
& Fernandina. Weekly or bl-weekly.
Free estimates. Please call 502-7409.
Ref. available.
Home Inspections, Mold Assessing,
Mold Remediation & Remodeling -
State certified in all areas. Free
estimates. Call (904)237-7324.
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Please call (888)578-0708 LCFS No:
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"No job too large or small."
Free estimates (904)208-3220
Licensed, Bonded & Insured
small .handywoman to major
renovations. Permit help, do-it-
yourself, sweat equity, home cleaning,
etc. Please call for immediate quotes.
Detailed, honest, dependable,
w/references. Reasonable rates. Call
at (904) 866-2106.

207 Business

INVESTORS Outstanding &
immediate returns in equipment
leasing for frac industry. Immediate
lease out. Tax benefits & high returns.
We need more equipment! (800)491-
9029. ANF
CAFE 4 SALE Small easy to run
operation, owner will train & finance for
right buyer. Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal
Realty 904-261-2770.

301 Schools &

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
Attend College Online from home.
Medical, business, paralegal,
accounting, criminal justice. Job
placement assistance. Computer
available. Financial aid if qualified. Call
www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF
high paying Aviation Maint. career. FAA'
approved program. Financial aid if
qualified Housing avail. Call Aviation
Institute of Maintenance (866)314-
3769. ANF

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

306 Lessons/Classes

Beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.

601 Garage Sales

SAT. & SUN., BAM Electrical
supplies, plumbing supplies, household
items. 97035 Cutlass Way, Yulee
(Pirates Wood Subdivision).
items to list. 8am-12pm. 1912
Atlantic Ave. Please, no early birds.
Rain cancels. Furniture & antiques.
(904) 261-3437

GARAGE SALE 96119 Long Island
Place off Nassauville Road. Sat. 8/13,
8am ? Lots of items. Priced to sell.

MOVING SALE Furniture, kitchen,
bedding, rugs, all must go. 2830
Jefferson Ave. (S. Fletcher). Fri. & Sat.,

Mission San Carios, Plantation Point
across from fire station 1st Coast Hwy.
Thurs., 6pm-8pm. Fri. & Sat., 8am-
3pm. New Broyhill sofa bed, Ethan
Alien cabinet, sewing machine, window
treatments, chairs, tables, lamps,
artwork, (2) desks, rugs, tools, kitchen
full, Kincade QS sofa, power washer.

13th 8am 3pm 1918 Anchorage
Place. Kids clothes, adult clothes,
kitchen items, household items, toys,
crafts, games and furniture!
Household items, furniture, jewelry,
plants, clothes, toys, art and more.
8am-lpm, Fri. & Sat. 225 South 4th

GARAGE SALE Furniture, glassware,
tables, chairs, grill & books. 1967 Palm
Dr. Sat. 8/13, 10am- 5pm.

602 Articles for Sale
FOR SALE --Frame shop/art supply
store inventory and equipment. Items
include Fletcher 2200 and 3000
machines, Morso frame cutting
machine, dell computer/POS system,
and miscellaneous paints, brushes,
oils, canvases, palette and painting
knives, etc. Contact Jeri McCall at

610 Air Conditioners

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

624 Wanted To Buy
Recycling, LLC. 850676 US Hwy 17,
Yulee, FL 32097. (We recycle all

701 Boats & Trailers
60 HP, 4-stroke, dual axle trailer,
brakes, Coastal package, extras. Call

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

804 Amelia Island Homes

WALK TO OCEAN Backs up to Fort
Clinch. 2BR/2.5BA. Great deal. Carpet
allowance. End unit, North Pointe Unit
9. Immediate possession. Just
Reduced! $129,900. Call (904)753-

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

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

08 Off Island/Yulee
FOR SALE 94093 Duck Lake Dr.,
3BR/2BA, 1998 DW, CH&A. First Coast
Realty, Inc. (904)879-1008

814 West Nassau County
HILLIARD 1326. SQ FT 3/2
Handicap accessible home, built in '01
on landscaped 1 acre lot off Co. Rd.
108. Great room setup, must sacrifice
at 59K, also will consider owner finance
at $425/mo. (904)589-9585

817 Other Areas "
LIQUIDATION SW Florida coast.
Brand new, upscale 2BR/1BA, 1675 sf
condo only $179,900. (Similar unit sold
for $399,900). Prime \,downtown
location on the water. Call now
(877)888-7571 ext 28, ANF ..

852 Mobile Homes
S., $600/mo + $600 deposit. Service
animals only. (904)583-2009
DW 2BR/2BA w/den, on 1 acre,
partially furnished. New paint & floor
coverings inside. Attached 2-car
garage. $950/mo. First, last & month
security. (904)321-2785. Avail. now.
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-
ON ISLAND 2 & 3BR SWMH In park,
clean, remodeled. Starting $165/wk,
$660/mo + dep. Utils avail. 2BR/2BA
Duplex includes utils. 261-5034

852 Mobile Homes
Recently remodeled. $675 $775/mo.
Water included. Small pets OK. Yulee.
2BR/1.5BA SWMH New paint &
carpet, near 1-95 on Johnson Lake.
W/D included. Service animals only.
$600/ mo. + $600 dep. Call 277-7132.
acre, with fireplace. Great condition.
Great yard. $850/mo. + dep. Please
call (904)321-7454.
4130/wk. Incl electric & cable. Service
animals only. Call (904)537-0086 or
email: Afirebug2233@gmal.com
95114 GENTRY LN. Nassauvlle,
3BR/2BA, porches, water conditioner.
$950/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
2BR/1BA SWMH In Blackrock area.
Service animals only. $700/mo. + $700
deposit. (904)583-5969
Yulee. Private. (904)225-5419
starting at $800/mo. Call 753-2155 or
HUNTING SEASON just around the
comer. 25 acres heavy wooded w/deer,
wild hogs, turkeys & fishing w/
3BR/2BA, new appliances (904) 583-
6672 or (904) 583-2269.

854 Rooms
by the beach. Kitchen privileges.
Utilities Included. $600/mo. Non-
smoker. Call 491-9967 or cell

855 Apartments.

DOWNTOWN Nice 1 bedroom, all
utilities paid. $800/mo. + $800/dep.
AT BEACH 1BR $185/wk + dep.
Utils incl. Also, 2 & 3BR SWMH in park,
clean, remodeled. Starting $165/wk,
$660/mo + dep. Utils avail. 261-5034

856 Apartments

Affordable Living Rent based on
Income for eligible seniors,
handicapped or disabled persons. 1 &
2 bedrooms. Sandridge Apartments
(904)277-8722. Handicap Accessible,
Apartments available. *This Institution
is an equal opportunity provider, arnc
employer. TDD:71'1I,
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
area. $875/mo. + utilities. Condo -
2BR, $800/mo. Call (847)867-3163 or
e-mail ghr56@aol.com

357 Condos-Furnished
2BR/2.5BA Upgraded oceanside
townhouse. Access to beach citib,
tennis court & pools. Long Term
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* 2005 Beachwood Road (Amelia Island Plantation) 1700 .f. FUR- a 97493 Ctlaas Way (Pirates Woods Snbdivision) 2480 as. 3BR/2BA -
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Washer/Dryer, lawn care, peat control & Association fees included. $2100 97056 Carpenter Ridge Court (Arnold Ridge Subdivision) 2582 s.f. -
S403 Tarpon Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condomininum) 1432 a.f.- 4BR/3BA Three Master Baths, dining in living/great room doset panty, car-
2BR/2BA Community pool, barbecue grills in common area, full master bath pet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, wooden fenced-in back yard, private
with double sinks, dining in lving/great room, doset pantry, trash compactor, yard/courtyard, 2-car garage and driveway parking. Association fees are indud-
patio/deck balcony, storage closet, carpet and ceramic tile. .One-car garage ed. Available September 1st $1500
Ocean views, only a short walk to the beach. Washer/Dryer, water, swer, 86272 Riverwood Drive (Meadowfidd) 1600 .f. 3BR/2BA, Home with
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MrlFt. $15 pond. Convenient to AIA and 1-95, dose to shopping. $1200.
* 1582 Park Lane (Amelia Park) 400 aE 1BR/1BA Cute studio apartment
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and new carpet. Lawn care induded. $675 3117 Paradin Commons, Unit #823 (Amelia Lakes) 2BR/2BA Two
a 280 S. Flether Drive 120 sa.f.- 3 .BR/2A Gorgeou ocean views Master Baths, eat-in kitchen, kitchen island, wood fireplace, community pool,
Remodeled beach home rith ceramic tile throughout. Enjoy the uGo neo e or se n tennis courts, exercise room barbecue grills in common areas, gated communi-
set watching the waves ro in. ull master bath, Dining in living/great ty cubhouse arndarund Wase /Dyerlawn re, pst control, trash &
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95210 Wooderry Lane (he Preserve at Summer each) 2 0 3BR/3.5BA, Full master bath with separate shower and ub, double sinks, r-
short distance to the beach; just north of the Ritz Carlton, Home 4BR/4BA pet & ceram tile, woodbr ste, cered pato/de with bea ocean
Large Master Bathroom with garden tub and shower. Second bedroom has own view. Available September 1st $199
bath; 3rdbathroom for guests and bedroom. 4 bath room in bonus room, 2741 Forest Ridge Drive, Unit I-1 (Forest Ridge Condominiums) 2BR/2BA
mother-in-law suite or office with plenty of storage room. Gated neighborhood Two Master bathrooms, each with tub and shower, dining in family room,
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and dining room. 2-car garage, screened porch overlooks lake. Sprinkler system. ered patio/deck. Clubhouse, tennis courts and community pool: $895
Washer/Dryer on second level. $1900 23615 Bahama Point (Amelia Lakes) 1181 s.f- 2BR/2BA Deluxe floor
a 18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 11,000 .E., 5BR/5BA/2 half BA. plan. Woodburning fireplace in large living room, fully loaded kitchen with
Custombuilt home overlooking the marsh and Amelia River Pool, outdoor fire- fl sized pantry. Diing area just outside kitchen, screened-in porch offliving
place, patio living area, boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car garage. Professional kitchen, room overlooking lake and natural area. Ceiling. fans in each bedroom.
granite countertops, two'laundry rooms. Master suite on main level. Three BR Clubhouse with wdrk out area, tennis courts, community pool and carpare cen-
uites plus recreation room & study upstairs. Private in-law suite Call for ter. $925
a 2123 Cier Lane (The Arbora Subdiviaion) 1503af 3BR/2BA Large Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500 s.f. will divide andbuild
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S1863 W. Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park) 2539tf- 3BR/2.5BA Wood a 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
frame two story with two Master baths and partial bath, formal dining area, eat- Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices
in kitchen, kitchen island and doset pantry, fireplace, upgraded granite coun-
tertops, cabinets & fixtures. Community playground and picnic area. 2car 1799 US HWY 17 1196sfCommercilbuilding, $1,500/mo.
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S1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BRIBA. approx. 1.243
sq.ft. $1200/mo. + utilities.
*551 S. FetcherAve.- Downstairs 2BR/IBA. I
car garage. $900I/m.Avail. August
I BA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher. Across the
streetfrom the beach.Allutil,wi-fi.TV& phone.
SFive Points Village $1.200 sq. ft. $14 sq. ft. +
* 1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/IBA. approx. 1.243
sq.ft. $1200/mo.+ utilities.
*Amelia Park Avenue 910 approx. sq.ft. 3
offices, reception area, kitchen and bathroom.
$1450/mo.+ utilities.
*1839 5. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House,
1.800 sq.ft. $2250/mo lease + tax.-Sale also
or Nursery. Office. Greenhouse, Shade hous-
es with a fenced, Irrigated outside space
for plants. Excellent location with high visibili-
ty. Call Curtiss for information.

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858 Condos-Unfurnished
2 blocks from beach. $900/mo. Please
call (904)277-8545.
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Spacious 1BR Condo. Pool and
amenities. One block from beach.
in The Colony. Has two car garage,
community pool & tennis courts.
$1200/mo. + utilities. Email:
2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookups,
fitness center. $950/mo., includes
water/ sewer. Call (904)261-2061.

859 Homes-Furnished
bonus room, in Lofton Pointe, garage,
fully furnished. No smoking. $1500/
mo. Call Ana (904)403-1982.

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-

with 1-car garage. No smoking.
$1850/mo. Call (301)990-8264.
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1860 Homes-Unfurnished

3BR/2.5BA 2 blocks from beach,
community pool, lawn care provided, 2
car garage. Modern home with large
sun room. $1850/mo. + deposit. Call
3BR/2BA Large upper duplex across
road from beach. Available mid August.
$1300 includes W/D, carport, storage
shed. (904)710-5884
3BR/2BA On 1 acre In Yulee. Pets
ok. $975. Call Phil (904)556-9140.
$1000/mo. +dep.i+ util. Fenced yard.
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YULEE, 86074 PEEPLES RD near
AIA. 3/2, cent. air, laundry room,
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$795/mo. Call (904)607-3121.

860 Homes-Unfurnished
4/5 BR HOME Quiet dirt/gravel dead
end rd. Off Roses Bluff Rd. in Chester.
No carpet. Large yard. $975/mo. with
1 year lease and $975 sec. dep.

CALLAHAN 2280 SQ FT 4/2 home
built in '03. Lv. rm, den, F/P, mor. rm,
& dream kitchen on 2 IT acre
completely shaded lot. Will consider
owner finance at $780/mo. (904)589-
2BR/1BA DUPLEX at 1524 Stewart
Ave. near American Beach. CH/A, W/D
conn., appls., ceiling fans, mini blinds &
tile floors. $650/mo. (404)661-2706
97119 DIAMOND ST. Benchmark
Glen Chester Rd. 3BR/2BA modular.
Fenced backyard, large storage
building. $950. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006
4BR/ 2BA 2000 Sq. ft. home on
water. Nassau Lakes, fenced backyard.
Stainless appliances, fireplace, window
blinds, ceiling fans, $1,000 down,
$1350/mo. (904)742-1352.
3BR/2.SBA HOME located In gated
community. Granite countertops, wood
floors, SS appliances & many extras.
$1300 + $1300 dep. (904)237-7324
4thBR/Office, fenced, garage, 9'X
28'screened lanai, FP, large master
features huge bath, garden tub, large
shower and 9'X 11" walk-In closet.
Available at $1300 monthly plus
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FOR RENT 3BR/1BA home, floating
dock, deep water, new carpet, freshly
painted. First Coast Realty, Inc.

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Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.

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
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Remain: 1008, 1018 & 1400 sq. ft.
2300 sq. ft. Will divide. Centrally
located at US Hwy 17 & A1A. Call
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SUITES no long term commitment,
move in today. Call Phil at Amelia
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Floral Shop, $450. Indoor & outdoor.
1000sf next to 6ed Otter. Excellent
visibility and traffic flow. Ought & freshly
painted. $14 PSF. (904)583-2779.
NASSAU CO. 1,500 SF on up. 626
S. 8th St. High visibility & low rates.
Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal Realty (904)
Buildings ,1 & 2. 1250 sq. ft. ADA
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95330 Spinaker 3792 sf. 4BR/3.5BA gorgeous ocean view
h6me located in the exclusive Amelia Island community of
Summer Beach. Grand two story living room with fireplace,
private library/office w/fircplacc, gourmet kitchen with high end
appliances. Master Suite offers separate sitting room facing the
ocean. Master bath features separate vanities, large shower and
oversized jetted tub. Community Pool. Available fully
furnished. On Island. $4,500/mo.
4935 Victoria Landing Ct 3857 sf 4BR/3.5BA South end
home on private drive. Formal Living & Dining Rooms. Large
Eat In Kitchen with stone counterparts overlooking the Living
Room. Plus large bonus or game room. Covered & screen patio
that's perfect for entertaining. Pcts ok. On Island. $2,500/mo.
5059 Summer Beach Blvd. 3BR/2BA patio home with pool
located in gated Summer Beach. Offered furnished or
unfurnished,with with two master suites. Pets allowed. On
Island. $1,650/mo.
95090 Woodberry Lane 2131 sf. 3BR/3BA home in gated
community with tile floors throughout living areas. Formal
living and Dining Rooms. Large kitchen overlooking Family
Room with fireplace. Generous Master Suite with Garden tub
and separate showing. Lawn care. Washer & Dyer. Pets ok. On
Island. $1,600/mo.
3409 Sea Marsh Road 1710 sf. 3BR/2BA Fiddlers Bend
condo on gated Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Marsh views
from many rooms. Fireplace in living room. Great deck and
balcony areas. Pers ok. On Island, S1,600/mo.
95392 Sonoma Drive 2641 sf4BR/2.5BA two story home in
Woodbridge community. Screened lanai overlooks large fully
fenced backyard. Upgraded kitchen with plenty of cabinet space
opens to big family room. Master suite upstairs. Well
landscaped with irrigation systern. Pets ok. Off Island.
1520 Amelia Circle 2378 sf. 4BR/3BA single family home
just North of Atlantic Avenue. Formal Living Dining Rooms
plus a Den with fireplace. Large deck that' great for
entertaining. No pets. On Island. Sl,500/mo.

75035 Morning Glen Ct. 2400 sf. 3BR/2BA home located
in River Glen. Bonus room, family room and office/den. Tile in
main living area. Covered lanai. Community pool and Water
Park. Pets ok. Off Island. $l.,450/mo.
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia Island
Plantation condo located just one block from dhe beach!
Offered furnished or unfurnished. No pets. On Island.
2642 Delorean Street 1369 sf. 3BR/2BA home located in
the Egans Bluff North community. Large yard and two car
garage. Pets ok. On Island. $1,250/ho.
1831 Perimeter Park Road 1850 sf. 2BR/2BA home located
in Amelia Park. Upgraded kitchen. Walking distance to
YMCA, shopping, dining and schools. Sidewalks for biking or
walking throughout entire area. Pets ok. On Island.
86198 Augustus Avenue 1703 sf. 3BR/2BA beauty in
Cartesian Pointe. Tiled Living Areas with Pergo in Bedrooms.
Nice Kitchen overlooking separate Family Room with
Fireplace. Screened porch overlooks well landscaped and fully
fenced backyard. Bay window in Master Suite with separate cub
and shower. Washer & dryer plus security & irrigation systems.
Pets ok. Off Island. $1,200/mo.
2488A First Avenue 1088 sf. 2BR/2BA townhouse on First
Avenue in Fernandina Beach. Breakfast bar in the kitchen.
Master bedroom has balcony overlooking the backyard and
Atlantic Ocean! Pets ok. On Island. $995/md.
31010 Paradise Commons #412 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA ground
floor unit in Amelia Lakes. Large bedrooms with ceiling fans.
Kitchen overlooking living room. Screen porch with storage.
Close to pool and workout center. Pers ok. Off Island.
31135 Paradise Commons #626- 1143 sf. 2BR/2BA upstairs
Amelia Lakes condo with fireplace. Large bedrooms with lots
of light. Kitchen overlooking living room. Screen porch with
storage. Close to pool and workout center. Pets ok. Off Island.
314 S 14th Street 836 sf 2BR/1.5BA Island cottage home
with oversized fenced in back yard and large deck for
entertaining. Pets allowed. On Island. $800/mo.
2826 Scrub Jay Road 1275 sf. 3BR/IBA home with screened
anai. Fenced back yard. Pets allowed. On Island. $800/mo
860 Cashen Drive 748 sf. 2BR/IBA cottage with an open
floor plan. Knotty Pine paneling throughout. Built in shelving
in Living Room. Deck for entertaining. Window air
conditioning. Pets ok. 6n Island. $750/mo.

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historical American Beach. This
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block barn with water/ power. two homes being sold "as is" with the Also has a free-standing 1
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ly occupied. Beware of dogs in the yard. $850,000 MLS#53528
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