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$6 million loan for Forward Fernandina
'Now is the time for city to invest
Residents express opposition to city tax increases before a commission meeting Tuesday.
After hearing residents speak out both
in favor and against a strategic redevel-
opment plan, Fernandina Beach
Commissioners unanimously approved
the plan with no discussion Tuesday.
Later, in comments at the end of the
meeting, City Manager Michael Czymbor
would call it historic, Commissioner
Jeffrey Bunch would compare it to
President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal
almost 80 years ago and other commis-
sioners would hail the plan as being
appropriate despite hard times.
The plan, called Forward Fernandina,
will finance improvements to the water-
front and downtown, including moving
the library to Centre Street and, later on,
renovating the post office.
The first phase of the plan, scheduled
over three years, will cost $6 million.
The plan will be financed by a rev-
enue bond loan, and will most likely be
repaid by a fee on city residents' electric
Resident Andy Curtin said he was
"very disturbed that this is going for-
ward" and called the plan "a bunch of
projects that are of questionable value
and questionable need." He also noted
the city had other obligations such as
beach renourishment and paying off a
lawsuit with McGill Aviation.
"Where is that money going to come
from?" he asked. "It's ridiculous, it has to
Dee Torre, vice president of Friends
of the Library in Fernandina Beach,
urged the plan be approved and pre-
sented a petition with more than 1, 1',
signatures calling for a new library.
"Now is the time for the city to invest
(in the strategic plan)," said Max
Wohlfarth, president of the Historic
Fernandina Business A-.~.j;,,ii whose
family owns the Crab Trap restaurant at
North Second and Alachua streets and
Amelia Dream Cars on South Eighth
Street. "I don't think we can afford not to
fix the waterfront."
The plan's first phase includes open-
ing Alachua Street to vehicular traffic
across the railroad track, reconstruction
of Front Street and improving its infra-
structure and construction of a park on
the Amelia River waterfront,
Czymbor said the city's annual debt
would be around $500,000 under the 20-
year loan plan. City residents might pay
up to $2 per $100 on their electric bills to
repay the loan.
Improvements scheduled in the first
CITY Continued on 3A
Nassau County Commissioners
voted 3-2 Wednesday to not continue
the employment of attorney Buddy
Jacobs as a lobbyist next year.
Commissioner Barry Holloway lob-
bied his fellow commissioners to
renew Jacobs' contract at a 10 percent
cut, but found opposition in Commis-
sioner Danny Leeper.
Leeper said that hearing indica-
tions that a majority of spending deci-
sions will be made at the state and
local levels left him with one question
"Do we really need
at the moment?"
"I'm just not pre-
pared to continue his
contract for this
year," said Leeper,
who noted that he
Jacobs would like to keep
Jacobs available for
Holloway countered that the coun-
ty needs to maintain its representa-
tion in the nation's capital, citing its
dependence on federal dollars for the
widening of A1A and the construction
of a new sheriff's administration build-
"There's still money in
Washington," Holloway told Leeper.
"I know we hear a lot of things going
up there, but government still goes
on. ... For what the actual cost to the
taxpayer is, I think we'll get that
returned tenfold and we have already.
... But since we do know the state's
broke, I think we need to look at all the
alternatives we can."
Commissioner StacyJohnson con-
curred anid pointed out federal funding
the county has been the beneficiary of
during Jacobs' tenure. '
"I don't think $61 million comes to
Nassau County just by accident," said
Johnson, pointing to major A1A road
work as she seconded Holloway's
motion. She told commissioners that
failing to extend the lobbyist's con-
tract after enjoying the results of his
labor would be improper, especially
with progress moving forward on a
new sheriff's administration building.
"I'm willing to support this, espe-
cially if they're willing to take a 10 per-
cent cut and then reevaluate next
year," said Johnson.
Commission Chair Walter
Boatright said he shared Leeper's con-
COUNTY Continued on 3A
Resort rentals back on table
Short-term rentals in Fernandina
Beach continue to be a divisive issue,
as was evidenced at a workshop
Tuesday on proposed amendments
to the city's resort rental ordinances.
Even though the meeting did not
idclrn". h,.till-r or not to allow resort
rentals, residents nevertheless spoke
fervently about their concerns.
Commissioner Eric Childers also
appeared to have strong feelings on
the issue, saying restrictions on resort
rentals in the city are "an abomina-
A resort rental dwelling permit
allows for vacation rentals of less than
four weeks. Only one high-density res-
idential (R-3) district in the city, near
the beach, allows for these types of
However, some homes in medium-
and low-density neighborhoods have
resort-rental permits that were "grand-
fathered in" before resort-rental ordi-
'This law is an abomination to me,
absolutely an abomination.'
COMMISSIONER ERIC CHILDERS
nances were passed in 2000.
Proposed amendments to the ordi-
nances, presented by City Attorney
Tammi Bach, include:
annual renewal of resort rental
an annualfee of $200
annual inspections of rental units
that renters openly display their
that advertisements for resort
rentals include the dwelling permit
all resort rental owners must file
their dwelling permit with the home-
owners' association within 10 days
a $1,000 fine for violation of per-
Elizabeth Rawson, who owns a
duplex on First Avenue with ocean
views, told commissioners it was "pre-
posterous" that the city was putting
restrictions on resort rentals.
Rawson added that she had many
potential renters who were respectable
people, but she now has to send them
to St. Augustine. -
"Until the year 2000 we didn't have
an ordinance of any kind (restricting
resort rentals)," Childers said. "This
law is an abomination to me, absolute-
ly an abomination."
Resident Ron Holmes suggested
changing the zoning from R-1 or R-2,
which do not allow resort rentals, to R-
3 to allow for more resort rentals.
Bach said after the meeting that
although a new state law prevents
cities from restricting resort rentals,
the zoning designation could still be
However, the city can no longer
pick and choose in which zones resort
rentals are allowed, Bach said.
But according to Community
Dev'elopnimnt Director Marshall
McCrary, changing zoning from R-1 or
R-2 to R-3 would also open the door to
higher density in those areas, includ-
ing multi-family dwellings and con-
R-1 and R-2 zones allow only low-
density, suburban, detached single-
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter
expressed'doubts there were any eli-
gible properties leftthat don't already
have resort permits.
"It's not a growing issue because
RESORT Continued on 3A
PHOTOS BY ANGEIA DAUGTRY/NEWS-L.ADER
Maximus Pisani waits, left, as volunteer nurse Betty Wilson fakes
his blood pressure at a free physical exam/school supply giveaway
event sponsored by. CREED at the Peck Community Center on
Aug.13. Dennis Hunt fills out paperwork for Danielle Hunt's physi-
cal exam, above. The event was cosponsored by the Nassau County
Health Department, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Walmart Vision
Center, city of Fernandina Beach and local churches.
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FRIDAY. AUGUST 19.2011 NEWS News-Leader
Linda Whittington Gregory
Mrs. inda Whittington Gregory, wife of
the late David Briggs Gregory, passed away
on Monday morning, August 15, 2011 at
her home on Amelia Island Plantation.
Born in Florence, South Carolina, she
was the daughter of Jewell Odom
Whittington and the late
Curtis Charles Whittington.
She was a graduate of
Winthrop College in Rock
Hill, South Carolina with a
degree in Elementary
Education. After college
she married Lieutenant
David Briggs Gregory in 1963. Throughout
his 22-year career in the Marine Corps,
they enjoyed living in many different places
and raising their three daughters. In 1981,
the tregorys settled on Amelia Island.
Mrs. Gregory taught first grade at
Southside Elementary for 20 years before
retiring in 2004. After retiring, she enjoyed
spending time with her family and espe-
cially enjoyed the company of her grand-
Her husband of 45 years, David Gregory,
passed away in March 2008.
Mrs. Gregory leaves behind her daugh-
ters, Kenan Gregory, Ashley Smith (Chris),
Jenny Hambrecht (ason),all of Fernandina
Beach, FL, her mother, Jewell Whittington
Insel, Florence, SC, a brother, Curtis
Whittington, Pawley's Island, SC and five
grandchildren, Andrew Smith, Megan
Smith,Tyler Hambrecht, Reese Hambrecht,
and Sydney Hambrecht.
Mrs. Gregory will be laid to rest with her
husband in the Amelia Island Plantation
A memorial service will be held at a
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors
Kay Bedingfield Stokely
Kay Bedingfield Stokely, 66, of
Fernandina Beach, Florida passed away
on Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Lawnwood
SRegional Medical Center, Fort Pierce, FL.
She was born in Augusta, Georgia and
was the daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs.
Wade Ramsey Bedingfield, Sr. She was pre-
deceased by her husband, David Lee
Stokely, of 42 years of marriage and broth-
er, Dr. Wade Bedingfield, Jr.
Survivors include, son, Dr. Christopher
Stokely (39), of Marietta, GA, sisters,
Barbara Holcombe, of Roswell, GA,
Francine Rosenthal, of Pueblo, CO, Sally
Scofield, of Lawrenceville, GA, Jean
Woodruff, of Hephzibah, GA, Patricia Krels,
of Spokane, WA, and a large host of nieces,
nephews, and brothers-in-law and sister-
Kay was a graduate of Augusta College
where she received her degree in
Elementary Education. Prior to retirement
from teaching and relocation to Fernandina
Beach, Kay was a school teacher in
Columbus County and Lithia Springs, GA
for several years. Kay especially enjoyed
raising her son and only child, Dr.
Christopher Stokely, with activities such
as fishing, baseball, karate, and science
The Stokely family would like to express
gratitude to Kay's neighbors, Teresa and
Greg Graham of Fernandina Beach, FL for
their friendship and extensive care for Kay
during her golden years.
A memorial service will be held on
Saturday, August 20, 2011 at Springhill
Baptist Church, 941017 Old Nassauville
Road, Fernandina Beach, FL at 6:00 pm.
Friends may visit the online guest reg-
ister book at www.aycock-hillcrest.com.
BACK TO SCHOOL
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 and 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
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
The Ogburn School, Inc.,
an accredited private school in
Fernandina Beach, is
enrolling students for its atten-
Weekday classes for grades 8-
12 offer individualized curricu-
lum and flexible schedules.
McKay Scholarships and pay-
ment plans accepted.
An open house will be held
today and Aug. 20 from 10 ,
a.m.-7 p.m. at the school, 1411
South 14th St, Unit H. Call
491-6233 for information or
The school has been a
resource for virtual K-12 pro-
grams for more than 15 years.
Recent expansions offer new
opportunities for increased
enrollment Students of
diverse backgrounds and edu-
cational needs welcome. No
FCAT testing is required.
Online programs for grades K-
12, credit recovery for all
grade levels and adult pro-
Registration has begun for
Fernandina Little Theatre's
fall series of drama classes for
grades two-four (ages 7-10).
ACT I, focusing on the basics
and beginnings of drama, will
meet Wednesdays from 3:15-
4:15 p.m. or from 4:30-5:30
p.m., beginning Aug. 24 and
concluding with two perform-
ances Oct. 8 and 9 at FLT,
1014 Beech St. Fee is
$49/child. For information
and registration contact Kate
or Leslie at 206-2607 or at flt-
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-
schoolers). Two Wings serves
Nassau County. Membership
benefits include field trips,
* group activities, weekly park
days (meets on Fridays 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-
come. Contact Dana at twow-
email@example.com or 277-
FBMS open house
Fernandina Beach Middle
School will hold an open
house Sept 12 at 7 p.m. Call
Fernandina Beach High
School, 435 Citrona Drive, will
hold an organizational meet-
ing for the 2011-12 School
Advisory Council Sept. 8 at 4
p.m. in the main office confer-
ence room. For information
contact Spencer Lodree at
261-5713, ext. 2603. FBHS will
host a fall Open House Sept.
15 at 6:30 p.m. Call 261-5713.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development Center offers a
free VPK program for all four-
511 Ash Street,
Fernandlna Beach. FL 32034
(904) 261-3696 Fax 261-3698
Webslte for email addresses:
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Monday, 5 p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.
Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m."
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* Monday holidays will move the
Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m.
year-olds, an after-schodl pro-
gram and full-time openings
for infants through age four at
112 S. Third St, Fernandina
Beach and 464073 SR 200 in
Yulee. Call 2064170 in
Fernandina or 310-9730 in
Yulee. Visit www.earlyimpres-
Faith Christian Academy is
registering students frbm K4
through eighth grades.
Preschool, elementary, and
middle school classes utilize
the "A Beka" curriculum that
provides a solid foundation for
eager young minds. Faith
Christian Academy provides a
safe, nurturing environment
where Christian kindness and
academic excellence are
expected from everyone. Visit
www.fcaangles.com or call
Services Early Learning
Center invites you to learn
about the opportunities for
your young child at Head
Start, 516 South 10th St.,
Fernandina Beach. Call 491-
3631 or 491-3630. Children
must be 3 or 4 years old on or
before Sept. 1. Bring the
child's birth certificate and
proof of income.
Nassau County Home
Educators is comprised of
more than 75 families in the
area who work together to
provide field trips, programs,
support meetings and many
other types of cooperative aids
to homeschooling. Contact
NCHE president Teresa
Taylor at 491-8513.
Jack and Jill Preschool has
openings in its K4 classes.
New curriculum will be imple-
mented this year along with a
new morning schedule.
Classes will be offered two
days as an extended day until
2 p.m. for children to reinforce
what they are learning to pre-
pare for kindergarten.
Jack and Jill Preschool con-
sists of a two-year-old, K3 and
K4 classes and is a ministry of
First Baptist Church.
Contact Dee Dee Thornton
at 261-0881 or JacknJillPre-
school.com for.information or
to schedule a visit.,
Ms. Bea's Preschool is reg-
istering for the 2011-12 school
year, including preschool for
ages 3-5. The preschool offers
"A-Beka" curriculum that pro-
vides excellence in education
from a Christian perspective.'
Contact Ms. Bea at 321-4127
Miss Kate's Pre K, 1303
Jasmine St, offers before
school care at 7 am.
Programs offered are:
Preschool for 3-year-olds and
preschool and VPK for 4-year-
olds, with extended day until
5:30 p.m. After-care for chil-
dren in kindergarten, first and
second grades is available.
For information and to regis-
ter contact Miss Kate at mis-
Lamb Christian Day Care,
in the educational building of
Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St, is
offering VPK this fall '
The school is APPLE
accredited and keeps a low
child to staff ratio.
The day care accepts chil-
dren as young as six weeks
Call 261-5301 or drop by to
register or for information.
tal Learning Center, 474257
SR 200, in the educational
annex of the O'Neal Memorial
Baptist Church, has begun
enrolling students for the fall
2011-12 term. Parents may
register their preschool chil-
dren, ages 2-5, by appoint-
ment. For information about
the school readiness program
and to schedule an appoint- '
ment, call 261-4186.
Step by Step Learning
Centers are registering for the
fall free VPK program for 4-
year-olds at both schools: 1986
Citrona Drive, Fernandina
Beach, 277-8700, and 95734
Amelia Concourse, Yulee,
Also offered is an advanced
approved by the state to pre-
pare children for kinder-
garten, and other programs
such as Parents Night Out,
Kid Fit, Mommies Morning
Out, Spanish and more.
Thompson's Daycare, 216
South 13th St., is accepting
applications for night-time
child care from 3-11 p.m.
Monday-Saturday. Call 261-
9411 for an appointment.
Director/owner Patricia A.
Thompson is state licensed.
Day care hours are 7 am.-6
YMCA Pryme Time offers
before and after school care
for ages 5-12, under the lead-
ership of qualified and profes-
sional staff that help children
learn, thrive and grow in a
safe and active before and
after school environment.
Contact the McArthur YMCA,
1915 Citrona Drive, at 261-
1080 or visit www.first-
Yulee Baptist Weekday
Ministry is enrolling its one-,
three- and four-year-olds and
its VPK class. VPK is free, pro-
vided your child turns four
before Sept 1. Call 225-9196
or stop in and talk with
Director Chrystal Lewis.
Fernandina Beach merchants were set for the
first Silver Dollar Day to promote shopping locally.
August 17, 1961
The opening of the new $6 million Yulee pri-
mary school was postponed two weeks due to con-
August 21, 1986
A task force completed a "map" of Yulee's future
proposing how land around the 1-95 and SR A1A
interchange should be developed.
August 17, 2001
Flu vaccinations are now
available at Winn-Dixie's in-
store pharmacies for $24.99
when purchased using the
Reward Card. Shots will be
given on a walk-in basis or
schedule an appointment at
macy. Winn-Dixie pharma-
cies will offer a regular flu
shot approved for people
ages 6 months and older and
a high-dose flu shot appro-
ved for people 65 and older.
See your store's pharmacist
The United Way's Nassau
County 2011 campaign kick-
off will be held Oct. 6 at 8:30
a.m. at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center, 2500
Atlantic Ave., Fernandina
Beach. Registration begins
at 8 am. Join representatives
for breakfast and learn about
United Way of Northeast
Florida's efforts to create
positive, sustainable change
in Nassau County by focus-
ing on the building blocks of
a better life: education,
income and health. Visit
Fill the boots
Members of the Fernan-
dina Beach Local #2836 will
fill their fire boots with dona-
tions to benefit the Muscular
(MDA) at Sadler and 14th
Street today and Aug. 26.
Over the past seven years
the firefighters have raised
more than $36,000 for MDA.
Funds raised give MDA, a
voluntary 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
ERA Fernandina Beach
Realty and Murray's Grille
are sponsoring a motorcycle
ride fundraiser to benefit the
Muscular Dystrophy Asso-
ciation's summer camp pro-
gram on Aug.:20. Registra-
tion begins at 9 a.m. at
Murray's Grille in Yulee and
the ride begins at 10 a.m.
Bikers will travel a 125-mile
course through the Nassau
County countryside and
return via Heckscher Drive
across the islands and back
to Murray's Grille for music
and lunch. All bikers are
invited to participate. All pro-
ceeds benefit the MDA.
The local Seniors vs.
Crime of Fernandina will
hold an Open House for citi-
zens of Fernandina Beach
and Nassau County on Aug.
23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Fernandina Beach Police
Community Room, 1525
Talk to Seniors Vs Crime
volunteers one on one about
problems of fraud or scams.
The services are free to
everyone as a special project
of Florida's Attorney General
in conjunction with the local
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 starting
at 8:30 a.m. Register to
attend by today by mailing
or calling 225-5347.
If you love camping,
learning new skills, crafts,
skits, songs, hiking, going
new places and making new
friends, sign up for Cub
Scouts at local roundups for
boys in first grade or 6 years
old through forth grade.
Contact the North Florida
Council of the Boy Scouts of
America at 1-800-232-0845
Roundups will be held at
7 p.m. at Yulee Elementary
on Aug. 23 and at Southside
Elementary, Amelia Island
Montessori and Callahan
Elementary on Aug. 25.
Springhill Baptist Church
will serve meals for individu-
als and families in need in
the area on Aug. 25 from 5-
6:30 p.m. at the church,
941017 Old Nassauville
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 For
information, call Robyn
Stuckey at 583-3280.
VFW Post 4351 Men's
Auxiliary will host a
Fish/Shrimp Fry Dinner
Aug. 27, serving dinners of
shrimp or fish with beans,
slaw and hushpuppies start-
ing at 11 am. for a $10 dona-
tion. Post 4351 is located
under the Shave Bridge. Call
432-8791 for information.
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.
The Pancreatic Cancer
Action Network will host
Purple Stride Jacksonville on
Sept. 17 in 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
Caf6 (formerly the Nassau
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, will 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.
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 the Fernandina branch
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. Attendees learn to
identify physical and emo-
tional reactions to the loss;
ways to alleviate grief-related
stress; the difference
between grief and depres-
sion and become familiar
with the healing process. To
register call Marci Moss,
bereavement program coor-
dinator, at (904) 407-6355.
Recycle electronics Saturday
Replacing your old com-
puter for school? Just bought
a new television? Have an old,
dead blender or an unused
Don't throw away those old
ones recycle them on Satur-
day in the Yulee Home Depot
parking lot when Nassau
Sierra again hosts a free elec-
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2 p.m. E-Scrap of Jacksonville,
an EPA-certified recycler of
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anything else that plugs in.
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FRIDAY. AUGUST 19. 2011 NEWS News-Leader
School gyms to be air-conditioned
The Nassau County School
Board is moving forward with
plans to renovate school gym-
nasiums. After receiving the
nod from the Florida Depart-
ment of Education, the school
board could have air condi-
tioning installed in the gymna-
siums of seven schools as soon
as this year, said Superinten-
dent John Ruis.
Ruis said while the renova-
tions remain in the budgeting
process, they represent a pri-
ority and he wants to coordi-
nate them to coincide with
other maintenance the schools
Facilities Director Kevin
Burnette said the move addres-
ses a demonstrated need, as
conditions in the gyms during
athletic events become "unbear-
"It's been something we
needed to do for a long time,'
Schools scheduled to re-
ceive the renovations are
Hilliard Middle Senior, Calla-
han Middle, West Nassau High,
Yulee Middle, Yulee High,
Fernandina Beach Middle and
Fernandina Beach High.
After consulting with inde-
pendent engineers, Burnette
arrived at estimates of $300,000
Burnette said the estimates
would vary with the individual
gyms. Some gyms, he noted,
would cost less than others,
owing to "infrastructure already
Another cost-saving meas-
ure Burnette pointed to was the
lackluster economy, which
would drive contractors com-
peting for the projects to lower
The state Department of
Education approved the spot
survey Aug. 2 following board
approval of the measure at a
July 28 meeting.
Burnette said of the gyms,
which have lacked air condi-
tioning since the schools
opened, dating from the con-
struction of Fernandina Beach
Middle School in 1956 to as
recently as 2005 when Yulee
High School was built.
Ruis estimated the projects
had been discussed for the past
two decades, but said they
gained steam within the past
Burnette said the uses of
the gyms have expanded dra-
matically in recent years,
prompting the need for reno-
"The use of the gymnasi-
ums has changed over the
years," he said. "It's not just for
David Kramer, construction
services manager for the dis-
trict, said that while the gyms in
some cases have ventilation, it
is inadequate for functions in
which there are hundreds of
people in the gym..
"It's not just for the kids,"
said Ruis. "It's also for the par-
ents attending these contests
and activities who have to
endure the heat."
"When I was going to
school, they didn't have air con-
ditioning in the'classroomi,"
Kramer mused. "Comfiort is a
Maintenance costs jeopardize bike trail
GARRETT PELICAN 2002, funding was recently
News-Leader : arranged through the North
Florida Transportation Plann-
The Nassau'County Com- ing Organization, using federal
mission voted unanimously transportation enhancement
Wednesday to postpone cone., appropriations," said Pikula. "I
sideration of a maintenance might pqint out that no local
agreement for a bike path.and matching funds are required
trail on A1A. for the construction of this
The commission had been trail."
asked to consider declining t. But who foots the bill for the
enter a maintenance agreement maintInance agreement?
with the Florida Department of The trail is to be built with-
Transportation for the trail on. in the state right of way. Under
A1A from the Nassau Sound tht agency's current policy,
Bridge to east of the Amelia said Pikula, a completed multi-
Island Parkway. use trail .separate from the
Failure to agree to pay for paved road even though it
$25,000 in annual maintenance may lie on the right of way is
costs' could jeopardize con- to be maintained by the local
struction of the $2 million bike government agency.
path. "In light of the recent budg-
But Commissioner Danny et situation, your county staff
Leeper moved Wednesday for have prepared a recommenda-
the item to be tabled to provide tion for you to not sign the pro-
time for him to have further posed maintenance agreement
discussions with FDOT District from FDOT," Pikula told com-
Director James Bennett con- missioners. "That's under-
cerning the required mainte- standable. However, with no
nance agreement The added commitment from the county
time, he noted, would allow the to maintain the trail, this entire
commission timeto gather facts project will be at risk. FDOT
before aledsitinK;l : W and the;-thohF.lorAd, TPQo
ReprpTsentingiith.e Amelia could re l'oj-iarn ajfth i-ia
Island Trail team, Mike Pikula ing funds and we could lose this
urged commissioners to work very worthwhile project."
with the group and FDOT to Commissioner Stacy
complete the project Johnson reassured Pikula, say-
"After multiple efforts since ing that she did not believe
Continued from 1A
cerns. Boatright recalled an
opinion piece that ran in a local
newspaper mocking the way
municipal governments react
to "free", money from the fed-
eral government. That money,
Boatright said, isn't free it
belongs to federal taxpayers.
Boatright added that he
could not reconcile renewing
Jacobs' contract when the
board has stripped Planning
and Zoning Board and
Conditional Use and Variance
Board members of their gas
"That's where I'd rather see
that funding go," said
Johnson interrupted, chid-
ing Boatright for bringing up a
"I know it's a separate
item," said Boatright. "But I'm
just saying if we've got money
to spend like that, I would sure
like to take care of the other
people. first and then see if
.county staff would let'theproj-
"I think we're just looking
at alternatives to make surethat
if we cannot expend taxpayer
dollars, we doi't,"Johrisbn said.
"And I'm sure with-Commis-
sioner Leeper's presence on
that TPO board well be able td
make this happen."
Phil Scanlan of Fernandina
Beach echoed Pikula's con-
cerns that the project could.lan-
guish without county support.
"It was a little bit of a sur-
prise to see on the agenda the'
way it was worded about declin-
ing the maintenance contract,
and I felt like, 'God, I haven't
kept people in touch about what
we're doing,'" said Scanlan,'
referring to the initiatives of the
Amelia Island Trail team, of
which he is a member.
Ron Flick of Fernandina
Beach cited $6 billion in 2010
sales generated by the bicycle
industry as a reason to support
the multiuse trail, and pointed
to examples of similar trails that
have flourished with govern-
I "For,example, in the North
.arolina's Outeriaa ~sflj ,hey
invested about $6.7 million in a
bicycle infrastructure and it's:
shown an annual 9 to 1 return
on that investment," said Flick.
"It's drawn all types of visitors
Holloway had suggested
renewing Jacobs' contract in
July, but withdrew the motion
then due to lack of support.
At a June 6 budget meet-
ing, Holloway had suggested
suspending Jacobs' contract
for one year "because there's
no money in Washington." At
a meeting June 13, however,
Holloway said that he had sub-
sequently learned there would
be federal dollars available
next year despite tough eco-
Jacobs was hired in 2008 as
and permanent residents and
quality of life additions to the
local communities all through
the Outer Banks."
The Amelia Island Multiuse
Trail has been a citizen-driven
initiative since its inception in
1992, said Pikula. The trail will
be an off-road path to be built
from Amelia Island'State Park
at the Nassau River bridge run-
ning north to Peters Point Park
along the east side of ALA. The
trail will be approximately 6,1
miles long, between 9 and 12
feet wide and will be paved with
"As its name implies, it will
be designed for all users, includ-
ing walkers, runner, bicyclists
and skaters, and b6 similar to
other multiuse trails built
throughout the nation," said
He said the trail's design is
approximately 60 percent com-
plete. Permit applications,
Pikula said, have begun and a
contract for construction is to
be awarded by FDOT in the
spring, with completion pro-
jected in spring2013.
"The total cost of-this entire ,,
project is,a paroxitellt $2 pl,
lion, of which $334,000 for
design have already been spent
or committed, so we're well on
our way to having this done,"
a lobbyist at the national and
state levels for Fernandina
Beach and Nassau County,
which decided to split his
$150,000 tab equally. At the
time, his hiring invited criti-
cism that neither the city nor.
the county had put the con-
tract up for competitive bid-
Commissioners will com-
plete their budgetary deliber-
ations in September for the
new fiscal year that begins
It's notjustfor the kids. It's alsofor the par-
ents attending these contests and activities
who have to endure the heat.'
NASSAU COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT
poy or NeuHiei
-I P stcIif
CITY Continued from 1A
phase would be completed by
2015. The city has set aside
$350,000 in its proposed 2011-
12 budget to stabilize the down-
town post office's exterior.
Renovation is scheduled later in
the Forward Fernandina plan,
but funds have not been
secured for that purpose yet.
The resolution calls for
quarterly reports from the city
manager on the status of the
plan. Adam Kaufman, president
of the Amelia Island
Foundation, which pushed the
plan; has promised that his
group will continue to monitor
.the city's implementation of the
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter
said at the end of the meeting
that commissioners "have the
Continued from 1A
it's been defined," Poynter said.
Resident George Strain, who
has been outspoken in his objec-
tion to resort rentals, said the
$1,000 fine for permit violations
wasn't high enough.
"There wasn't a lot of
enforceable meat to the previ-
ous ordinance," Commissioner
Arlene Filkoff said. "We want to
be sure what we're marketing is
a pleasant experience."
"You can't expect any sup-
port from me (for these
changes)," Childers said. "Itwas
overkill then and it's overkill
now. .... (Restricting resort
rentals) is unnecessary, detri-
mental and damaging to our
Real estate broker Phil
Griffin said many people who
own beach homes need the
extra income, so they must rent
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community's best interest at
heart," and that residents
should "embrace the opportu-
nities that these times repre-
"I don't care what's hap-
pening in the nation as a whole,
I care about what's happening
here," said Bunch. "I want to
move forward, and that's what
I plan to do."
"I request that we move for-
ward with incredible care," said
Steger. "People are watching
us and we should use tax dol-
The Forward Fernandina
effort began earlier this year
with public meetings and
coordination with commis-
sioners and city staff spear-
headed by the Amelia Island
out their homes. Those renters,
he said, also spend money in
restaurants, bars, retail stores
and tourist attractions.
Griffin also noted that a New
Jersey city that banned short-
term rentals ended up nearly
having its historic district
destroyed because residents
could not afford to keep up their
Dorothea Stillwell, who also
sells real estate and rents prop-
erty, said Fernandina Beach has
always been a tourist town and
that restricting resort rentals is
"taking away the rights of thou-
sands of people."
"It's a wonder to me there
hasn't been a huge lawsuit,"
Bach said she would bring
the ordinance amendments
back to commissioners at their
next meeting for initial approval.
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to car b
People have studied and
made recommendations on
car buying for about a hun-
dred years now. I've read lots
of them and this week will cre-
ate a -new one for those who
like to do things in sequence.
The typical order of the "W"
questions is who, what, when,
where and why. Thinking
about car buying, it seems that
what, why, where, who and
when make the best pattern
for these test questions.
Maybe I am starting to think
like cub reporter Jimmy
Olsen. Since car buying takes
so many people outside their
comfort zone, it cannot be
looked at in too many different
Question 1) WHAT do I
Everything starts with
picking the vehicle of choice.
The foundation of a good deal
comes from something that'
you want to own. Compromise
may be necessary, but who
wants to start there? Within
some budget range, start with
the vehicle that answers the
question of what you want to
own over a period of years,
day in and day out.
Question 2) WHY do I
want that car?
What and why fit closely
together. Why is a self-admin-
exercise. Is it the features, the
model, the manufacturer, the
dealer, the color, mileage,
resale, dependability, prestige,
sportiness, practicality, towing
capacity, fun factor or other
motives? Make sure you know
why this is the vehicle of
Question 3) WHERE do I
want to buy?
The choices are franchised
dealer, independent dealer and
private individual. The answer
to your "what" question will
have a lot to do with that. The
most risk is an out of warran-
ty car from an individual. It
can be just fine, butwhenyou
take delivery, it's yours. Check
it out with a mechanic first.
Dealers, both new car and
used, take trades, offer financ-
ing and are the most common
choice. Is the dealer close by?
What have you heard about
them? Do they have what I
Question 4) WHO is my
salesperson going to be?
have a lot to
do with the
As I have
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RickKeffer on the first
tions, don't let the salesperson
derail things. Talk to or call
back the sales manager
and request a different per-
son. If the manager is not to
your liking, go back to ques-
tion three and find another
Question 5) WHEN do I
The simple answer is when
answers to questions one
through four are in place.
Once the picture is in focus,
shoot Don't be like the pho-
tographer holding up 10 polite
people while they take eons
to snap a picture. It is not that
hard to buy a car when you
have confidently done the
Business seems better than
normal this August. Remem-
ber that auto sales tax rev-
enues are huge to Florida. Get
out and support our state and
your local dealers. After get-
ting the kids back in school
and surviving another sum-
mer, you deserve a trans-
portation update. Have a good
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Jeep in Yulee. He invites ques-
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automobile use and ownership.
How to barbecue like apro
With the Great Southern
Tailgate Cook-off right around
the corner, Amelia Island is
preparing for some savory bar-
becue delights! Mike "Stick"
Herring with General
Porktitioners, a professional
barbecue cooking team com-
peting at the cook-off, has some
suggestions on how to barbe-
cue like a pro.
Invest in a charcoal grill.
Offers everything you need and
with a more reasonable
price tag. Mike suggests the
Weber One Touch Gold. The
22.5-inch model will work per.
fectly for most family grilling
needs. It's user-friendly and
offers great draft control for
Buy the right charcoal.
Lump (natural charcoal) makes
a lot less ash than briquettes.
* The ash draws the moisture out
of the meat and makes clean
up much more difficult.
Use'a starter chimney.
starters waste a lot of charcoal
waiting for the fluid to burn off.
And if you don't wait long
enough after lighting, your food
could taste like kerosene.
Keep your grillclean.
Every time you use it, make
sure to heat up the cooking
grate, and clean it with a folded
up paper towel (held with
tongs) soaked in vegetable oil.
Purchase a digital probe
thermometer. Accurate to with-
in a few degrees, it will allow
you to monitor your meat and
always cook it to perfection.
Learn how to cook using
indirect heat. For thicker cuts of
meat, use an indirect heat
source by putting the charcoal
in a pile on one side of your
cooker. Then place the meat to
the other side of the grill, so
that it's not directly over the
flame, and open the top vent
over the meat. This will draw
the heat over the meat, allowing
it to cook, longer without burn-
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University of Florida
over to make the bed or bend-
ing to get a grocery bag might
not be the typical idea of being
physically active. But all those
everyday movements add up
and could contribute to health
benefits, especially among older
adults even if it's not clear just
how much energy seniors are
exerting. linked that to cogni
Previous research has been formance.
mostly based on error-prone The researchers f
self-reports of physical activity older adults who exp
rather than actual measure- tively high amounts of
ments. Now, University of their daily activities
Florida researchers and col- stantially less likely t
leagues have used laboratory- cognitively impaired tl
based methods to objectively who exert less energy.
measure the amount of energy ings were published ii
older adults use up as they go 25 issue of the Arc
about their daily activities, and Internal Medicine.
er- "There are millions and mil-
lions of people who don't exer-
aat cise, but we're beginning to
la- understand that a lot of these
in people do a lot during the day,
.b- and they are likely to accumu-
ne late more energy expenditure
se during the day than others who
id- go out and exercise," said study
ily co-author Todd Manini, an assis-
of tant professor in the department
of aging and geriatric research
at the University of Florida
College of Medicine and the UF
Institute on Aging. "These stud-
ies are starting to shed light on
the fact that accumulating activ-
ity during the day can poten-
tially provide health benefits."
A growing body of research
points to the promise of physi-
cal activity as a way to prevent
or even treat cognitive impair-
ment. But to figure out what
types of activities are necessary,
and how much, researchers
need better estimates of energy
spent in various activities.
"That's going to be a hard
question to answer until we can
get objective answers about
physical activity," said Kirk
Erickson, an assistant profes-
sor in the department of psy-
chology and the Center for the
Neural Basis ofCognition at the
University of Pittsburgh. "If
we're going to translate this
research into a clinical setting,
we need to provide a.quantifi-
able metric or number for how
much physical activity to get"
Erickson was not involved in
the current study.
Previous studies have relied
heavily on study participants to
tell researchers how physically
active they were.
"With self-report, we hear
what people think they are get-
MENTORS & HOPE
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'There are millions ofpeople who don't
exercise, but we're beginning to
understand that a lot ofthese people
do a lot during the day.
UF STUDY CO-AUTHOR
ting, but it might not be accu-
rate, and doesn't tell us about
energy expenditure the way that
objective measures do," said
Erickson, whose imaging stud-
ies have shown that one year
of participation in modest
amounts of exercise can reverse
Alzheimer's-related atrophy in
parts of the brain involved in
In the new study, the
research team, led by scientists
at the Heart and Stroke
Foundation Centre in Toronto,
and at the University of
California, San Francisco,
moved a step closer to reliably
identifying just how much ener-
gy people expend.
The researchers studied
almost 200 older adults who on
average were 75 years old to
figure out how much energy
people burn during daily activ-
ities. First, they calculated the
total amount of energy used for
the day, then subtracted the
basic amount of energy the
body needs while at rest
Participants drank so-called
"heavy" water, which has a
slight chemical difference from
regular water. That allowed
researchers to track the body's
consumption of oxygen mole-
cules over time and use that to
calculate the number of calo-
To find out how much ener-
gy a person used while at rest,
the researchers used a method
called calorimetry to determine
the levels of carbon dioxide in
For comparison, the
researchers also collected self-
reported activity data.
To assess cognitive function,
patients were tested on memo-
ry, concentration, orientation,
language and other categories.
The more energy spent, the
lower the likelihood of cogni-
tive impairment, the
researchers found. Patients with
the highest levels of activity
energy expenditure were 90
percent less likely to become
cognitively impaired than those
with the lowest levels of expen-
The findings are consistent
with what other researchers
have found, but Manini and col-
leagues went a step beyond by
pointing out the shortcomings
associated with using self-
Self-reports are highly
biased because people might
report participating in more
activity than they actually do -
or they might forget to mention
something they did. Self-reports
also often focus on sports-like
activities and fail to capture
movements such as walking
around the house or pottering
about in the garden.
The link between the onset
of cognitive impairment and
energy expenditure was
stronger when laboratory meas-
urements were used to meas-
ure activity than when self-
report data was used. In
addition, the relationship
between the amount of energy
spent and the amount of decline
experienced was more pro-
nounced for laboratory meth-
ods than for self-reports, possi-
bly because of more accurate
recording of low-intensity activ-
"The strength of the study
was that the researchers didn't
have to just ask people how
much physical activity they got
- they could actually measure
it," Erickson said.
Big Talbot Bluffs
to be off limits
Talbot Island State Park will
periodically close the Bluffs
recreational area during con-
struction of the next segment of
the Timucuan Multi-Use Trail.
The first closure will start on
Monday and will last approxi-
mately three weeks, with future
periodic closures possible
through next June.
These closures are neces-
sary to protect the public from
construction equipment oper-
ating Monday through Friday
near the main entrance and
parking lot areas, state officials
said. Some weekend work is
also possible during-this proj-
The Bluffs recreational area
will be open to the public when
crews are not working in the
area and park staff deems it
safe, including weekends.
Beach access on Big Talbot
Island will be provided by Black
Rock Trail to the south during
these closures. The public is
encouraged to plan their visit
Normal visitor use of the
Bluffs recreational area will
resume upon completion of
Timucuan Multi-Use Trail con-
struction activities in approxi-
mately 300 days.
For more information please
contact the Talbot Islands
State Parks administration at
(904) 251-2320 or visit
Civil War Heritage
Trail guide available
TALIAHASSEE--Secretary issues and individuals of the
of State Kurt Browning has period. The guidebook also
announced the release of the includes information on more
Florida CivilWar Heritage Trail than 200 battlefields, fortifica-
guidebook The 80-page booklet tions, buildings, cemeteries,
is the newest addition to the museum exhibits, monuments,
Florida Heritage Trail series, historical markers and other
"The Florida Civil War sites in Florida with direct links
Heritage Trail guidebook offers to the Civil War.
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Florida's communities and fam- Museums, with the support of
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bibliography and 31 sidebars free at the Museum of Florida
on important Florida topics, History in Tallahassee.
POLITICS IN BRIEF
'Open Mic Nite'
The Nassau Patriots Tea
Party will sponsor an "Open
Mic Nite" on Tuesday from
6:30-9 p.m. at the Peck Center
This first Open Mic Nite
sponsored by the local Tea
Party will give people who
live in Nassau County a less
structured opportunity to
voice Jheir concerns about
issues currently being consid-
ered by both the city and
Call Susan Lane at
753.0445 or Andrew Curtin at
556-1666 for more informa-
Yulee Chili's Re-Image
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Fun Activities All Day To Include the Following:
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Fire Department Vehicle Display Police Department Vehicle Display
Balloon Art and Table Side Magic Show
G rafM'iprize drawing for $600 in Chili's Gift Cards
Come out and check out the New Cool look and
Splce up Life with our great 3D Food.
FRIDAY. AUGUST 19.2011 OPINION News-Leader
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CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT :
As we have reported the seven-year
feud between the city of
Fernandina Beach and McGill
Aviation,.the fixed-base operator .
at the Fernandina Beach Airport, continues.
The city'is appealing the final judgment
filed July 7 in the Fourth Judicial Circuit
Court ordering the city to pay $1.2 million
in attorney fees and other costs incurred by
McGill McGill's attorney fees alone are
During the appeals process the final
judgment of $1.2 million will be earning 6
percent interest, over .
S$70,000 annually at the
city's expense. I
Enough is enough! .
SA reader of the News-
Leader emailed me last.
week a report published in
the Jacksonville Business
Journal about Wells Fargo
settling a legal case they
were involv in.he
vate companies settle legal
issues!!," and they made a
Foy Maloy. very good point.
Publisher *To quote a Well Fargo
e spokesperson from the
-article, "We settled this in order to avoid the
distraction, risk and expense of ongoing liti-
To date every single judicial decision
involving the city vs. McGill lawsuit has
been in favor of McGill- so why another
. The reader in his email.pointed out, "The
city cannot let go of the McGill Aviation
legal issue ... to the city commissioners, it is
not out of their pocket monies ... they have
no' incentive to settle. It is public money or
taxpayer dollars, not theirs personally."
I thought the reader's message was wor-
thy of sharing.
It's too late to plead to the city to cut our
losses and settle, but now -just make it
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Remembering a fallen friend
The drop-off and pickup routes
for the children attending Yulee
Primary School have been changed.
This change can be termed "A Hot
Mess." Concern about the change
was conveyed by parents but
ignored. The change demands that
Small car traffic use Highway 17 to
deliver and pick up the children.
One of the problems is that all traf-
fic heading toward Kingsland, Ga.,
comes to a standstill in the morning
during dropoffs"and evenings dur-
ing pickups for at least two hours
Several accidents almost took
place because of the traffic return-
ing to Highway 17 after drop-off or
pickup. It is almost impossible for
truckers who use the highway to
transport wood, goods and servic-
es to meet their quotas. The people
who live in the Sandhill and Lessie
area will not be able to get back to
their homes without a lengthy delay
unless they take A1A to 1-95 North
to go all the way around to US 17
from the opposite directions
.. T e1rnts.-.hat have 4P that
atfenA both Yul4e Prim11r and
Yulee Elementary schools will not
be able to get their kids to their
respective school on time because
of the lengthy wait at Yulee Primary
On the first day of school, I left
home at 6:45 a.m. to drop my
youngest child off at the Yulee
Primary School and still had to wait
until 8:15 p.m. before I could get
her in. My son attends Yulee
Elementary. He was late for his
class before I could even leave the
Primary School. He arrived for his
classes at 8:30 am. but class begins
at 8:15 am. The same issues were
present in the evening for pickup.
Theeducation of our children is
extremely important. The,system
of the past seemed to work well!
The new route was not planned
well, lacked coordination and exe-
cution. Our children cannot learn if
we can't get them to school and we
need to get them there on time.
Parents, students and teachers have
a schedule to meet. If this route
remains intact, these schedules will
not be met!
I am an epicourager of education
but common-sense is priceless. Let's
use some common sense in this
Bishop T.K. Coleman Sr.
I am writing to thank the city
commission of Fernandina Beach
for voting unanimously to move for-
ward on the Forward Fernandina
Strategic Plan. I understand that in
difficult times, it's painful to make
investments. In fact, it can be scary.
However, it's during times like these
that property is available at much
lower prices and that bids for doing
work on infrastructure and build-
ing projects are discounted as well.
It's during-times like these that suc-
cessfulinvestors make their pur-
chases. That's why they are suc-
The same principle applies to
local government. The municipali-
ties that recognize opportunities
and act boldly are the municipalities
that are, and will be, distinctive. In
the long run, this distinction attracts
visitors who patronize our local busi-
.nesses and drives up real estate val-
ues, which contributes ad valorem
taxes to our local governing bod-
ies. Over time, the added taxes will
outweigh the cost of the projects,
Thank you, city commission.
Na no,no, nol
No more fees levied against the
residents of Fernandina Beach.
No restoration of the post office
a building that belongs to the fed-
t No new library at this time at
city expense when it's a county
No waterfront streets that lead to
S Couldanother lawsuit
If you attended the city commis-
sion meeting Tuesday you would
find it was a demonstration of com--
missioners once again being deaf
to taxpayers. Forward Fernandina
Passed unanimously by.city com-
The room was full of taxpayers
who made it standing room only.
There were approximately 10 people
Sfor Forward Fernandina and the
Usual Friends of the Library crew
with possibly 80-plus other taxpayers
opposing it. Some taxpayers plead-
ed with the commissioners to put
Sthe $6 million bond on the ballot for
voters; that once again fell on deaf
ears, If they were so convinced this
was the right approach, they should
have been easily able to sway the
public, as the Greenway bond pro-
.ponents were 10 years ago. Instead,
the commissioners.were so afraid
Sthe taxpayers would vote "No" they
resorted to a backdoor approach.
If the historic district and down-
town want this so badly, they should
do away with the property tax
breaks or give all taxpayers the
same breaks. We have two com-
missioners that benefit from this
relatively unknown benefit; most
taxpayers don't have that same lux-
The city sent out a blind survey
to the employees and they came up
with some brilliant money-saving
ideas. This report is called the
"Survey Monkey." Over and over
staff stated we have too many vehi-
cles and a lot of take-home vehicles
are unnecessary. When you weigh-
out the cost of a vehicle expenses
such as insurance, gas, mainte-
nance, purchase price, etc., opposed
to 46 cents per mile, we could real-
ly save money. '
The city employees also offered
to give up some benefits such as
$6,000 for the Christmas party, out-
side janitorial service in excess of
$30,000 and the Safety Jackpot at
$13,500. A public request is allyou
need to view this document. The
information is available to all use
Now another,fact thatlI'm sure is
not public knowledge'-- the city
manager, city attorney and city vlerk
don't have to receive a writtefl
employee evaluation, it can now bce
give verbally. Yes, I said a verbal
evaluation that no taxpayer (as their
employer) is privy to. I don't know
of any job that has such a benefit.
One of the reasons given for this
was that "the News-Leader miscon-
strues the evaluation information."
That particular resolution is 2002-
160, so call and tell the commis-
NIlt' KBI.T niE W,.SHINGTON EXAMINE '
Ssioners that you want to see the', :
written performance evaluations.
They were elected by the people
and are our supposed voice. Our
voict is telling them to stop spend-;
ing our money.
Senior citizens haven't received
acostoflivirngicrease in two years,
their insuranr' and prescriptions,
costs have continued to increase
well over that amount (at least 20
percent), food 4 41 percent, gas -
100 percent, electric 85 percent and
water 32 percent: Last year (Vice
Mayor Tim) lynter said that there
is a cost to living in Fernandina
Beach and if people can't afford it
they need toleave. Well- nice atti-
tude for someone who just voted to :
have city residents who are living
paycheck to paycheck cover a boon-
doggle thatwill benefit his business
directly, and.bo, is. paid by those
people hewaati to leave.
Unfortunately, that's what hap-
pening. Our commissioners have
all slated they'want to make their
time serving the community mem-
orable; well, they've succeeded. We
will all remember it was under them
that the taxpayers' v6ices were
By the way; taxpayers, the coun-
ty did not contine'the Washington
.I.I'1 it contract. Maybe the city;
.I 1- to attend'the county meet--
rn:: as they actually iut some
.I,'enditures from their budget
M".: 1el. e Kling
:.W the People
Michele Kling, left, was among those protesting Tuesday night before a Fernandina Beach
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I was driving along a rural highway
recently when I came upon a scene that
almost took my breath away. It was one of
those seemingly ubiquitous roadside
shrines dedicated to the memory of someone
killed-in an automobile accident I'm on the
road quite a bit and I've gotten so used to see-
ing the little memorials of flowers and wreaths
that I usually pass them by without much
In fact, I confess to having grown a little
indifferent to the little memorials that seem to
dot the roadsides of the country like brightly
colored patches of wildflowers nowadays.
And if I really want to bare my soul and be
brutally honest, I have to admit that, during an
irritable moment here and there when the traf-
fic's bad and the sun is blinding me, I've even
been a tad resentful when passing one that I
deem to be a little over the top. I mean really,
who are you to impose your heart-shattering
grief on me, just another tired traveler wanting
to get home? Why should I have to be subject-
ed to such a display of anguish? If I wanted to
do that, I'd simply pay a visit to the nearest
cemetery or to that plot of sandy, South
:Georgia dirt where my own loved ones are
But my heart came to a soul-searing stop
when I happened upon this particular roadside
memorial afew days ago. There among the
flowers, vases and wreaths sat a Wilson volley-
ball. The logo was clearly visible from the
road. And that's when it hit
me. The ball could've been
put there by the parents of
the youth who died there but
my gut told me it was the
deceased kid's grieving
friends and classmates. And-
the blurriness in my eyes that
followed had nothing to do
with me having forgotten my
CUPOF sunglasses that day.
JOE I could see a little group of
.... crying teens lovingly placing
the ball among the flowers
Joe Palmer and wreath the family left
there, being sure to make
sure the label was visible from the road as if to
say, "This was Johnny or Susie's ball." When it
comes to grief, no one grieves like teens over
the death of a buddy. It's a sharp, keening kind
of anguish and they share it openly. Where
.many adults and yes, even some family mem-
bers, will hold their heads high and their jaws
clenched against the pain, the biggest, tough-
est high school football players'will break
down'and bawl like a baby at the graveside of
a friend. I've seen it too many times.
It sucks that the young have to die. I'm of
an age now that, given the chance to of fer my'
life in.ransom for that of some kid jusi begin-
ning his or hers, I'd be tempted to say hasta la
vista to my own family.and friends. I know it
sounds hokey but it's true. Kids shouldn't
have to die. They really shoQld be as invincible
as they believe i htrselves o be most of the
As I got on down the roadJrloptbe
volleyball shrine~ and had time to reflect
a bit, it came to me just why I found thai par-
ticular scene so emotionally painful. It remind-
ed mc of the death of a friend when I was a
kid. Mlostrof my friends and I were in our last
Veal-of junior high school and Steve had just
begun his first year of high school. I'll never
forget him although it's been nearly 45 years
Steve was the high-spirited jolly prankster
of the classroom ofthe littleparochial school
we at tended. If anyone cold make a mp
curse, Steve's hijinks surely could, although
there was something about him that was at the
same time so endearing to them. 7\;' r
One winter morning his first year in the
ninth grade, he was accidentally kijed by a
friend in a hunting accident.Like aloItkids,
Steve and his buddy tooQ.too manychances.
A girl in our class had a ruler she'd had for-
ever. Steve teased her relentlessly about 4and *
called it the ugly stick One day fprsonet ea-
soin, he took it, sigrnd it and gave it baW to
her. Alter he died, Martha passed the ruler
around the room one day and we all signed it.
-She reminded me of it recently. '
I'm betting that volleyball was signed by .
the dead kids' friends . :..
FRIDAY. AUGUST 19.2011/NEWS-LEADER
Preschoolers are also performers
people to see, for. the glory of
the Lord is shining upon you.
Darkness as black as night will
cover all the nations of the Earth, but
the glory of the Lord will shine over
The I Can Academy at Rose-Lennie
Developmental Learning Center, where
they have been educating preschool stu-
dents ages 2-5 since 1994, held their
annual inspiration service July 15 in the
Elizabeth Jenkins Morrison Educational
This year's production was presented
by Nanette S. Autry, artistic director;
Dearsha D. Johnson, assistant director;
and Sebrina D. Smith, stage manager. It
was "Jazz Impressions," a summer per-
forming arts production featuring pose
From the book I See Rhythm by Toyomi
At the I CanAcademy, your child can
imagineT--elieve and achieve..These
children, ages 4-12, only a few older, but
the performance they did, you would
really have believed they were much
"Jazz Impressions," a mtlsical explor-
Sing the rhythmic collage of America's
preeminent art form, began with the
objective of teaching the students the
value of artistic expressions in personal
S All the students developed emotion-
ally and intellectually at different times
and stages, combining at least three dif-
ferent age groups primary, elemen-
tary and middle
"It was challeng-
ing," Autry said, "But
the expected outcome
was not for every child
L 7 1 to perform at the same
level or even to com-
prehend what he or
NOW AND "Rather the desired
THEN outcome is for each
child to learn to say 'I
can' and stand unapolo-
Maybelle getically in the spot-
Kirkland light on stage and in
life for the betterment
of themselves and oth-
ers. And that they did."
They became acquainted with a sig-
nificant part of American cultural histo-
ry and the importance of self-discipline,
listening, following instructions and
appearing with confidence in front of an
audience. They also learned to show
compassion and to share their talents
and the joy of music with others, espe-
cially when they sang for elderly resi-
dents at Quality Health.
They had so much to give and they
did it very well. Our hats are off to I Can
Academy for another job well done. If
there are any videos of this production,
let us know. I'm sure some parents
would love to purchase one.
These children came from various
churches around Nassau County.
Performers were Dericka Benson,
PHOTOS BY KENNETH CAIN/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
lItterist Eliza Holliday demonstrates her techniques
as she writes to jazz and ethnic music at an
Artrageous Artwalk event at Indigo Alley this summer.
Below are examples of her hand-made books.
Book binding class
set for September
Letterist Eliza Holliday /
will holdA -tho-day class on ...
Saturday, Sept. 10 and 17 on
book binding with cloth and .
husho papers at mte Islanu
Art Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
Holliday has taught let-
tering and land book art for
calligraphy groups, is widely
exhibited and her work
appears in many publica-
tions on calligraphy. She is
the author of instruction
manuals in brush calligra-
phy and has designed logos
for the Barnabas Center,
Jacksonville Chamber of
Commerce, Amelia Island
Sea Turtle Watch and many
local small businesses. She
also works as a graphic
artist at the News-Leader.
For complete informa-
tion, contact Holliday at
www.letterist.com or 556-
2517 or 277-4834.
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TyJhawn Brown, Jaiden "Ty" Brown,
Liana Brown, Destiny Coleman, Jalay
Evans, Darrien Gullory, Jaelyn Harding,
Jordan Hill, Zavia Jenkins, Tontyana
Johnson, Josiah Johnson, Jonathan
McLauren, Donovan Mc Lauren,
Marcell White, M'Kayla White, guest
musician, Solomon Johnson, sound
technician, Zavia Jenkins, assistant to
director, Glenda Jenkins, counselors,
Sierra Henry and Justice Hill, trans-
portation, George Mason and Denise
Morris, data busters students, Jamaal
Benjamin and Kristopher Perkins.
Refreshments were furnished by the
Johnson Family. Second Harvest'food
bank furnished food for the summer
program.,Eleanor M. Simmons is site
administrator and Sherrie Albertie is
For other activities, call 261-4186 or
The family of the late deacons Joseph
,Perkins and Howard Sharper Sr. and
Bro. Lonnie Smith express their sincere
appreciation for all acts of kindness
shown to them during their hours of
bereavement. May God bless each of
Birthday wishes to Shirley Lee,
Jerome Way, Ervin Jones, Dorothy
Albertie, Engrid Jones, Tradonna
Coleman, Arie Kirkland, Wayne Richo,
Kim Baker, Aldo Brown Sr., Geraldine
Rauls, Queenie Washington, Kenneth
Jones Jr., Clarence Jones, Dolly
Watkins, Julia Walker, Asanti Me Neil,
Charlene McNeil and Kearn Rainey.
"Adult Bikes for
Barnabas," a community
fundraiser supported by the
Barnabas Center, Cycling &
Fitness Center Inc. and tle '
Amelia Island Trail, is solic-
iting used bike donations for
Barnabas and cash dona-
tions to pay for repair/refur-
bishment of the used bikes
so they may be donated to
deserving grownups who
need some form of trans-
requests for adult bikes at
"least once eachbweek, but
does not have enough to
meet that need. It also does
not have the capability to
repair/refurbish used bikes
to ensure they are safe and
The Cycling & Fitness
Center, 11S. Eighth St., is
collecting the bikes, super-
vising their refurbishment
and also will give you a
trade-in discount on a new
adult bike purchase when
you bring in your old clunk-
er. Donors also receive a
non-profit tax deduction
On Sunday, Aug. 28 from
noon-3 p.m. the Nassau
Sierra Club will host an
American Red Cross
Aid Course at the
Community Room of the
'Fernandina Beach Police
Department on Lime Street.
The class is planned to
help Sierra members inter-
ested in becoming outings
leaders receive their certifi-
cation; however, the class is
open to the public.
AD OR A~LIVEB
receipt for the value of their
ABB also is accepting
monetary donations towards
the repairs. Make checks
payable to Barnabas Center,
Inc. with a note that the
money is for "bike repairs."
Send to: Barnabas Center,
.Inc., 11 South 11th St.,
Fernandiria Beach, FL
32034. For more information
contact Phil Scanlan at 491-
8852 or Joel Beckham at
Cycling & Fitness Center at
Offering a two-year certi-
fication, this course teaches
workplace responders, day-
care providers, school staff
and anyone who wants to be
prepared to respond to
emergencies and provide
care until advanced medical.
The cost is $25 per per-
To reserve your spot
email Karen Miller at
om or call 415-6014.
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Gib and Allyn Graves of
Fernandina Beach announce
the engagement of their
daughter, Ginny Graves, to
Jim Roth, son of Kathy Mahl
of Covington, La., and James
and Debbie Roth of Saint
Ginny is a graduate of
Fernandina Beach High
School and Florida State
University, where she was a
member of Kappa Delta social
sorority and Alpha Kappa Psi
business fraternity, and a
recent graduate of the
University of Alabama with a
B.S. degree in nursing.
Jim is a graduate of
Louisiana State University
and received a master's
degree in finance from
Tulane University. Both are
employed in the insurance
industry in South Florida.
The wedding will take
place Oct. 1, 2011, in the his-
toric First Baptist Church in
Al and Judy Goldsmith of
Fernandina Beach are cele-
brating 50 years of marriage.
They were married Aug. 27,
1961, in Leesburg with a
United Methodist minister
officiating. She is the former
The couple will celebrate
their anniversary Aug. 27,
2011, at The Ritz-Carlton, Mr. and Mrs. Goldsmith
The Goldsmiths' children
are Beth Goldsmith of Goldsmith of Yulee. They 2
Purcellville, Va., and Chris have four grandchildren.
E Luke Haydon Pelican of Lincoln at commencement
Fernandina Beach was exercises Aug. 12-13. Pelican
among 800 students who received a master of laws
received degrees from the degree frdm the College iof
University of Nebraska- Law.
0 Michelle and Albert 12:13 p.m. Aug. 6, 2011, in
Lechner of Fernandina Beach Jacksonville.
announce the birth of a son, The baby weighed 2
Elijah Ray Lechner, born at pounds 2 ounces.
Baptist Health offers a vari-
ety of community educational
maternity classes. Register for
classes online at www.bap-
information call the Women's
Resource Center at (904) 202-
Destination Maternity has
partnered with Baptist Health
to offer the classes and lec-
tures at its Jacksonville loca-
tion in The Markets at Town '
Center, 4880 Big-Island Drive,
Suite 6, (904) 997-9155, desti-
Education: Three consecutive
evening sessions. This series
is designed to educate and
assist expectant mothers and
their partners about the last
weeks of pregnancy, labor and
birth. Class includes different
options for pain management
including epidurals, Cesarean
birth, postpartum care and
information about your new-
born. Some comfort measures
for relaxation and breathing
are included, but you won't be
practicing on the floor. Cost:
$55 per couple
Relaxation: One evening ses-
sion. Enhance what you have
learned in the prepared child-
birth series by practicing com-
fort techniques, breathing and
relaxation exercises to be -
used during labor. Bring pil-
lows and a towel or mat to
class. Note: This class should
be taken after the prepared
childbirth series or as a re-
fresher. Cost: $20 per couple.
Childbirth Class: Four-week
evening series. If you want
your birth experience to be as
unmedicated and natural as
possible or without an epidur-
. al, this is the class for you.
Each class begins the mind
and body preparation for
labor, relaxation and breath-
ing techniques. Learn about
the normal birth process and
the Lamaze six care practices.
Bring pillows and a mat. Cost:
$65 per couple.
Getting Mom & Baby Off to
the Very Best Start: One
Breastfeeding is a learned
skill for mother and baby. A
board certified lactation con-
sultant will teach you the key
points for breastfeeding suc-
cess. Fathers, grandparents
and others are encouraged to
attend. Cost: $20 per couple.
CPR for Family and
Friends: One evening session.
This American Heart
Association course includes
choke-saving skills, home
safety and other injury pre-
vention measures. Hands-on
practice with a manikin will
give you knowledge and confi-
dence. (This is not a certifica-
tion class.) Cost $20 per per-
Dad-To-Be Prep Class:
One evening session. A class
taught "by a dad -just for
dads" to help men better pre-
pare for the birth of their
baby. Informative and fun, join
other men to discuss support
for the postpartum mother,
bonding with and caring for
your newborn and how to bal-
ance your time between
fatherhood, career and per-
sonal needs. Class includes a
copy of the book Crash
Course for New Dads. Cost:
Becoming Parents: Two
consecutive evening sessions.
This two-night series will
answer your questions about
basic newborn care including
bathing, diapering, safety
issues, when to call the doc-
tor, normal newborn behavior
and how to prepare for those
first weeks at home. Cost $40
Happiest Baby on the
Block: One session. Learn five
simple techniques to promote
the calming reflex in your
newborn. Taught by certified
instructors. You will take
home a set of Happiest Baby
on the Block DVD and music
CD (retail $35). Cost $40 per
Multiple Miracles: Are
They Identical? One evening
session. Enhance what you
learned in childbirth class.
Meet other parents expecting
twins or more and receive
practical information and tips
on life with multiples. Cost:
$20 per couple
ViaCord Cord Blood
Banking: One session. This
class will discuss the collec-
tion and storage of the stem
cells found in your newborn's
umbilical cord. Find out if it's
the right choice for you. Class
is free but pre-registration
A Signing Start: Sign and
Play Classes: For expectant
moms and moms with chil-
dren age birth-3 years. Learn
how and when to sign with
hearing children. Participants
will sign with their babies or
toddlers while encouraging
family bonding, communica-
tion skills and early literacy.
Sunshine-Sprouts/ for sched-
ule, price and registration.
seeks adult bikes
Sierra Club FirstAid'
course open to public
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FRIDAY. AUGUST 19.2011/News-Leader
Road blocks, construction and
"Ugh," my wife sighed. She had
done it again. The thought of being
late because of it was quite unnerv-
Chester Road; to my family it's
almost famous. Like the old
country song "Country roads, take
me home to the place I belong..."
Chester Road, located in the
thriving metropolis of Yulee, Florida,
is a part of the beginning and ending
of our family's day. Its long, straight,
rather boring demeanor has earned
the road a unique status in our
household. I can't even begin to tell
you how many cell phone conversa-
tions have started with, "Hi hon,
where are you?" only to hear the
familiar response, "I'm on Chester
Now if you happen to have the
privilege of singing the song
take me home,"
you know that over
the last several
weeks it's been
and thank God for
it; unless of course,
like my wife, you're
running late for a
NOTES Actually, if you
drove down the
road and didn't
Pastor remember that a
Rob Goyette certain section was
closed, you have to
admit, you were without excuse. For
a whole week, with flashing signs
and public notices, they told us the
construction was coming.
Fortunately, if you were one of those
people who drove all the way
to the road block before you
remembered that you should have
taken a different route, there was a
detour set up just for you.
Unfortunately, by that time you
might have been late for an impor-
Now I suppose this is a good
place to admit it. One day I forgot
the road was under repairs myself.
Thankfully, in my case, I wasn't rac-
ing to an appointment, but it did
make me turn around and begin to
think. How could I, in good con-
science, be annoyed by the whole
thing? Clearly those doing the con-
struction had gone out of their way
to announce and warn us as to what
was about to happen.
As I ponder the incident, I can't
help but remember the Scripture.
Over and over again, God has gone
out of His way to tell us about cer-
tain inconveniences and troubles
that will occur at the end of the age.
From Jesus' Olivet discourse found
in Matthew 24, Mark 13 and Luke
21, to the book of Revelation, the
Bible is full of flashing signs and
According to Jesus, just prior to
His return, there will be some major
construction and repair projects '
going on. Though the list of events
and troubles He describes seem
more like destruction rather than
construction, clearly He knows that
sometimes, in order to fix things,
you first have to dig them up. For
me, knowing that helps.
I'm convinced if we will pay atten-
tion to the signs, and drive on the
roads He has made available, certain
personal stresses and troubles are
avoidable. If we don't pay attention,
and think we can just go about life as
usual, one thing is for sure, when we
hit the road block, it won't be
because someone didn't tell us.
Regardless of where you land on all
that, I'm grateful to God for giving
u a head's up aliout what's going on
in the world. The idea that I don't
have to be late when it comes to
meeting Him face to face is very
These things I have spoken unto
you, that in me you might have
peace. In the world you shall have
tribulation: but be of good cheer: I
have overcome the world." Uohn
Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center
In July, the Salvation Army Hope
House provided 227 bags of emer-
gency food to our neighbors in need.
It is currently replenishing the
Emergency Food Pantry shelves and
needs: breakfast cereal, canned veg-
etables and fruit, non-acidic juices,
macaroni and cheese, boxed pasta or
rice meals, canned meats, canned
soups and peanut butter and jelly.
Please bring donations to 410 S.
Ninth St. or call 321-0435.
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. They have worked
and performed from Florida to New
York in such Venues as rescue mis-
sions, schools, churches, assisted liv-
ing facilities, parks and children's
homes. Thirty-four youths and adults
recently traveled on a Choir
Tour/Mission in Tennessee, Indiana
and West Virginia. Their short dra-
mas and music selections vary, from
spiritual to classical to contemporary
Christian styles. Plans for the2012
tour are beiringmiade now': Fbr iii hfr-
mation about joining this group call
Amy Scott or Pam Helton at Amelia
Baptist Church, 261-9527.
First Baptist Church is offering
Upward Basketball & Cheerleading
in the facility on Eighth street.
Kindergarten to sixth grade kids can
participate. Parents, register your
children now by going online to
FBFirst.com. The Upward
Basketball season includes one-hour
practice each week where coaches
will teach important skills like drib-
bling, shooting and passing.
Cheerleaders can iinprove their
cheerleading skills during the one-
hour practice each week where
coaches teach important skills like
stances, motions, jumps and cheers.
First Baptist will broadcast the
gamesonline through the website.
Sign up-now online or stop by the
church at 1600 S. Eighth St.'during
business hours to receive a brochure
and form. Evaluation begins Sept. 10.
Covenant Community Church,
528 S. Eighth St., is the site of a
Prophetic Extravaganza hosted by
Apostolic Community leaders
Apostle Alvin and Dr. Ludine
Pinkney at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Speaker
is Apostle/Prophet M. Jenkins II of
People's For Christ Church in
Savannah, Ga., "Speaking the
Powerful Prolific Word of God."
Trinity United Methodist Church
invites the community to come out
and "Celebrate Jesus" Aug. 20 at the
M.L.K Pavilion at 12th and Elm
streets from 11 a.m.-2 pm. Attendees
will celebrate Jesus with songs,
words of encouragement, praise
dances and old-fashioned fellowship.
All are welcome. Call 277-7355.
Liturgical dance rehearsals 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 comfort-
able clothing that.allows movement.
Sunday service and community per- -
'for,'imance-, including the- Concert for
a Cause Oct. 23, Relay for Life Nov. 5
and 6 and more.
Join Salvation Army Hope House
Atg. 23rd at noon for its Weekly
Worship Service as Pastor David
Harrison of La Tierra Prometida
(The Promised Land) Church contin-
ues an eye opening teaching on lov-
ing God. For information call 321-
0435 or come to the Hope House,
410 S. Ninth St
Springhill Baptist Church will
serve meals for individuals and fami-
lies in need in the area on Aug. 25
from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church,
941017 Old Nassauville Road. Meals
are served on the fourth Thursday of
each month. The church also deliv-
ers meals to those who cannot come.
CBS is a non-denominational
Bible study where men, women
and children across the nation and
internationally are growing spiritu-
ally as they study God's Word.
Experience a caring, in-depth
study available to all Local classes
Ladies Day Class/Children's
Program (newborns through
eighth grade), Wednesdays, 9:30-
11:30 am. at Amelia Baptist
Church starting Sept 7. Call
Kathleen Minor at 225-8125.
SLadies Evening Class,
Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church starting Sept 12.
Call Claudette Drummond at 321-
Men's Evening Class,
Monday. 7-8:30 p m. at Amelia
Baptist Church starting Sept 12.
Call Tony Taylor at 321-0785.
Teen CBS (grades 9-12),
Monday. 6:30 p.m. (dinner provid-
ed) at The Anchor (First
Presbyterian, Centre and Sixth
streets) starting Sept 12. Call
Jeanne Scott at 491-9849.
E-Teen Class (early teens,
grades 6-8), Mondays, 6:30 p.m.
(dihner provided) at First Baptist
Church on South Eighth Street.
Call for start date: Bobbie Birch,
@ Capstone (college and profes-
sionals), Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. at
The Anchor (First Presbyterian,
Centre and Sixth streets) starting
Sept. 15. Call Jeannie Langley at
The Amelia Island Women's "
On the day of the meal if possible,
call 261-4741, ext 110 to RSVP For
information, call Robyn Stuckey at
St. Michael Catholic Church will
have an information night at 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 for those interested in learn-
Evening Community Bible Study
invites you to join an in-depth,
interdenominational study of
Hebrews, Galatians and
Philippians. Meetings will be
Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church, 961167
Buccaneer Trail across from
The study begins Sept. 12
and continues through May 7. 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
Starting in September at the
Amelia Plantation Chapel:
"Reading the Bible for Life" by
George Guthrie discusses the
basic tools and attitudes needed to
read the Bible more effectively.
This study, led by Pastor Ted
Schroder, begins Sept 4 at 10:30
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, 'alk, Stand.
All men are invited to
study Hebrews with James
Reapsome's book, Hebrews: Race.to
Glory, beginning Sept 13 at
A Beth Moore Ladies' Bible
Study. "Beloved Disciple, the life
and Ministry of John," begins Sept
13 at 10 a.m.
Call the office at 277-4414 for
information and to purchase your
ing 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 RC.IA. (Rite of Christian
Initiation for Adults). The RC.IA.
process is a journey of faith that
allows a non-pressured approach'for
each person to "listen" and
"respond" to God's call in their own
way. Please call Jan Smith at 261-
3677 for information.
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 inspi-
rational message. In case of rain,
worship will be held in the Sanctuary
of MUMC at 601 Centre St. Call 261-
Living Waters World Outreach
Center will conduct Saturday
evening services beginning Sept. 10.
Worship begins at 6 p.m. with nurs-
ery and children's ministry provided.
Sunday morning services will
remain at 9:30 a.m., with nursery and
children's ministry provided as well.
All are welcome to join this exciting
new service. The church is located at
96282 Brady Point Road, just west of
the Shave Bridge on AlA. Contact
the church office at 321-2117 or visit
New Life Christian Fellowship,
2701 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville,
invites all youth and young adults to
its Immersed Conference Sept..9 and
10, designed to immerse them in
God's presence and give theitols
to overcome immorality in popular
culture. Former MMA fighter Nolan
Clark will speak, with breakout ses-
sions with YouthQuake Live founder
Sean Yost and Pastor Paul Zink.
Registration is free. Visit
www.nlcfbrg/immersed for details.
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 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) 407-6355.
Sunday School ................................9:30 om
Sunday Worship............................0:45 am
Wednesday AWANA........................6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nasauville Roed Cousty Rd-107 South
Fernandina Beach. FL32034
La Ti'erra Prometida
(The Promise Land)
11 am- 7:30pm 7:30pm
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Pastor Carlo (in the old Baptst Church)
Fernandina Beach, FL
Church (904) 277-8455 32034
Cell (904) 349-2595 pastoraruloserrano5151
"Discover the Difference" at
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
961167 BUCCANEER TRAIL
CoMnr of Buccaner T. & Gertng Road, Fcmersna Bd
For More Informaion Call: 261-9527
Rev. Jim Tippins
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4733
OffAlA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8:00am. 10.00am, & 12"00pm
Daily Mass- 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Frn.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00pm;
Holy Day 8"30am, 6:00pm
Confessions: Saturday 3:15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Parish Office: 904-261-3472; Fax 954-321-1901
Emergency Number. 904-2T77-566
C, anporary Worship
Youth, Nursery &
Rob & Ct UGl Goye.%
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Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday
at 10:00 amn
fil:174 Ch estlr Road in alr-
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Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeing 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.2256128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 225*0809
Innovative Stye, Contemporay Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
KidKredible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Com'cing lrl Cnit..
4 YULEE UNITED
Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM
A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 -Pastor Charlie Sward
20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. Bolden Sr., Pastor
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9 am.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning 'orship 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7.9p.m.Ministries:
Bus & Van, Coupter, Singles, Youth
17982 N. Main Street, lacksonville
(Just south of Yulee on US 17)
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
Dr. Dave Lawson
FIVE POINTS BAPTIST
"MORE THAN A CHURCH. WE'RE FAMILY"
Pastor: Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School..... ........ 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............ 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ......... :OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00P.M.
Wednesday Pellowship Supper... :OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnievtew Road (mm*ro- ser Rd.)
904-261-4615 (church office)
9:00 Life Groups
10:15 AM & 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM
96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9"15am
Friday 6-45 9:00 Awana
Worship Service 10:30 (Chlldrens Church)
Sunday p.m Service 6:00 p m.
Wednesday Service 7:00 pm.
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You! m
Located at the comer
of 8th &Atlantlc
8:30 a.m. Holy ucharlst
9:15 a.m. Breakfast BurnsHal
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE" 2nd Sunday
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
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Think twice before watering your garden
and REBECCA JORDI
For the News-Leader
Residential water use com-
prises 61 percent of the public
supply category. This public
supply category is responsible
for the largest single portion
(43 percent) of groundwater
withdrawal in Florida.
Between 1970 and 1995
there was a 135 percent
increase in groundwater with-
drawals. The current popula-
tion of 16 million is projected to
exceed 20 million by 2020. The
average residential irrigation
cycle consumes several thou-
sand gallons of water, and the
average homeowner typically
runs two cycles per week.
Water conservation has
become a major concern for
Florida. (Taken from "Home
Irrigation and Landscape
Combinations for Water
Conservation in Florida"
Each of us has a unique
opportunity to make a dis-
cernable difference in the water
quality and quantity in Florida.
Many of us would be surprised
to know we do not need to
water established lawns and
shrubs as much as we may
think. In fact, most of us prob-
ably use too much water. Some
homeowners use very' little
We. who have sprinklersystems, may tend to
set it to run a certain number oftimes per
week and never think of adjusting it for the
seasonal changes and area-wide restrictions.
water with no adverse effect.
Why does this happen? We,
who have sprinkler systems,
may tend to set it to run a cer-
tain number of times per
week and never think of a
adjusting it for the seasonal
changes and area-wide restric-
tions. Rain shut-off devises,
while required by law since
1991, may not be working cor-
rectly, so they allow watering
even when rainfall would turn
off the system.
This results in wasted water
and wasted money that could
be used for better purposes,
such as a well-deserved night
out on the town.
Just look at your water
meter bill. By watering less,
you may be able to cut your
usage by 50 percent or more.
Over the course of a year, this
could result in savings of hun-
dreds of dollars per year.
Here are some suggestions:
Realize even if it is your
assigned day to irrigate, it does
not mean you must irrigate.
Scheduled watering can waste
time, money and resources.
Don't let the calendar tell you
when to water look to your
plants for telltale signs of water
needs. Water lawns when 50
percent of the lawn shows signs
of wilt; leaf blades folded in half,
turn a blue-gray color and foot-
prints remain on the lawn.
Water established bedding
plants and shrubs when you
see early signs of wilting (the
drooping of plant parts, espe-
cially leaves). Established
lawns and shrubs may do not
need regular watering.
Watering and fertilizer
should be reduced even more
in shaded areas
Over watering can lead to
increased diseases such as fun-
gus and root rot
If you have an automatic
sprinkler system, be sure the
rain shut-off device is working
Look into other types of
irrigation systems such as
Water early in the morn-
ing (4-7 am.) when dew is nat-
rally forming to avoid disease
Calibrate your irrigation
system to water between 1/2 to
For more information, go
online and print out the
University of Florida publica-
tion: "Fertilization and
Irrigation Needs of Florida
Lawns and Landscapes" at
or check out A Guide to
Handbook.pdf. See pages 39-
45, Water Efficiently. (The
guide has chapters on many
aspects of landscaping.from
landscape design to fertilizing.)
And visit the Nassau County
Extension office website at
The message is simple: Try
cutting down on your watering.
Your lawn and garden will not
* suffer, in fact, they will probably
do better.Your pocketbook will
be happier. And you will be
helping to save water for not
only now, but also for future
Doran Donovan is a resident
ofAmelia Island. RebeccaJordi,
UF/IFAS County Extension
Directorfor Nassau County and
Nassau County Horticulture
Agent III, is a University. of
Florida faculty member
PHOTOS BY GINNY GRUPE/FORTHE NEWS-LEADER
More than 25 people from Fernandina Beach, Hilliard,
Bryceville and even Jacksonville participated in the
recent Landscape Matters class on vegetable gardening.
Nassau County Master Gardener Joe Smith, above cen-.
ter, conducts the portion of the presentation that includ-
ed a take-home project of seed packs to get them started
on their vegetable garden. Nassau County Master
Gardener Norman Pineault, below, was a co-presenter of
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Talbot Island State' Parks
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and a low country boil. The cost
is $10 per plate. While there,
sign, up to become a member of
the Friends of Talbot Islands
State Parks. Donations are also
welcome and are 100 percent
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Amelia Shotgun Sports in Yulee hosted a Youth Sporting Clays Clinic Aug. 13. Mike Kelley, NRA certified instructor, conducted the
class. The morning session included classroom instruction on firearm safety, shotgun familiarization/operation and then live firing
at straight-away clay targets. After lunch, students and parents participated in a live firing session on the sporting clays course.
Amelia Shotgun Sports is located at 86300 Hot Shot Trail in Yulee and can be found online at ameliashotgunsports.com. Top,
Kelley instructs Jacob Corliss on the live fire range while Mike Griffin pulls the clay targets. Left, Kelley teaches the classroom por-
tion of the clinic teaching the three rules of safe gun handling. Right, Kelley instructs Ava Gardere on the live fire range.
stock' with 5K
set for Nov. 19
Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-
profit organization with a 16-year history of
-breaking the cycle of poverty by providing
scholarships, mentors and hope, will pres-
ent its inaugural "Strides For Education" 5K
Walk/Run around the state to help raise
awareness and funds for Florida's low-
income and at-risk youth who wish to pur-
sue a college education Nov. 19.
Many Take Stock in Children's "Strides
For Education" 5K Walk/Runs will take
place across Florida to benefit local pro-
grams in Brevard, Broward, Collier, Escatn-
bia, Franklin, Hendry, Immokalee, Lake,
Lee, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Palm Beach,
Pinellas, Sarasota and Sumter counties.
Take Stock in Children aims to have a
few thousand participants statewide as a
part of this first-ever fundraising effort,
which will raise much needed funds to pro-
vide college scholarships for low-income
students. With the cost of tuition rising and
significant increases of other college-related
expenseschildren throughout Florida are
struggling more than ever to achieve their
dreams of a college education.
"Strides For Education is more than just
a walk, it's an opportunity to get the com-
munity involved in supporting these stu-
dents along the path to success," says
Richard Berkowitz, state board chair of
Take Stock in Children. "We are dedicated
to preparing our scholars to become the
next generation of leaders, and to helping
create a better tomorrow for the communi-
ties in which we live."
Take Stock in Children's "Strides For
Education" 5K Walk/Runs are open to all
individuals, families, companies and local
organizations and will feature family-friendly
activities, giveaways and much more.
Registration is $35 per person, with all pro-
ceeds to benefit Take Stock in Children,
which currently serves nearly 8,000 stu-
dents in grades 6-12 annually throughout 67
counties in Florida.
Take Stock in Children is currently seek-
ing participants, volunteers and sponsors
for this statewide effort.. As an official spon-
sor, you can support Take Stock in Children
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played in key locations throughout Florida.
Sponsors to date include the Helios
Education Foundation, Comcast, Berkowitz,
Dick, Pollack & Brant and Polio Tropical.
To learn how you can participate, volun-
teer or sponsor the event, call (888) 322-
4673 or visit give.takestockinchildren.org.
TIME TO PLAY: The Jaguars host the
Atlanta Falcons tonight in their first home
game of the 2011 preseason. Kickoff is set
for 8 p.m.
LAST GAME: The Jaguars lost their pre-
season opener 47-12 Aug. 11 at New
England. The Jaguars trailed 19-9 at half-
time before the Patriots outscored them 28-
3 in the second half. 2011 first-round draft
pick Blaine Gabbert started at quarterback
for injured David Garrard (back) and played
the entire first half. Gabbert finished 9-of-16
passing for 85 yards and was sacked three
times. Josh Scobee scored nine of the
cub's 12 points on field goals of 41:, 29 and
31 yards. First-year pro Sam Swank con-
nected on a 40-yard field goal in the first
COACH SAID: "As we began to take some
of our front line guys out, it got a little ragged
and we're going to coach those guys up,"
Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio said.
"They understand what we're looking for,
the standard we're looking for, and we
weren't really cose to that standard. But
we're not going to lower it. We're looking for
a certain way, a Jaguar way, of approaching
things and playing fast and playing at a high
level and making the plays, making the
plays that are there to be made. We'll go
through making corrections, getting things
cleaned up where we can and continue to
stress the details of what we're looking for
and push on."
NOT IN THE GAME: The Jaguars were
without 12 players against the Patriots,
including seven starters in Garrard, running
back Maurice Jones-Drew, cornerback
Derek Cox, offensive tackle Eben Britton,
defensive end Aaron Kampman, tight end
Marcedes Lewis and defensive tackle
RADIO/TV: The game will be broadcast
nationally on FOX and locally on WAWS
(cable channel 30). Games are broadcast
on Jaguars Radio Network stations WOKV
AM and FM (690 and 106.5).
NEXT UP: The Jaguars travel to Buffalo
Aug. 27 for a 7 p.m. matchup and return
home to host St. Louis Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
to wrap up the preseason.
KICKOFF: The 2011 regular season opens
Sept. 11 with Jacksonville hosting the
Tennessee Titans. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. The
Jags are on the road for back-to-back
games at New York and Carolina. They host
the Saints Oct. 2.
SUBMITTED PHOTOS '' 'I
Camper Megan Christian of the YMCA
camp in Yulee practices her star fish, a .
floating skill, with instructor Dakota[
Lawrence at the McArthur Family YMCA,
right. Phillip "PJ." Hoblit of YMCA
Atlantic camp celebrates his yellow neck-
lace with determination to get to green at '
the McArthur Family YMCA, above.
Y swim campers 'Go for Green!
Drowning is the second leading cause of Keegan
unintentional death in children ages 1-14 and Peltier of
it takes just one inch of water and only secI- YMCA
onds to claim another life. '. Atlantic
For kids spending theii; summers in YMCA Camp
camps across the First Coast, weekly trips to swims on
the pool are full of fun and excitement. They his own
serve as the perfect opportunity to provide with
built-in, one-on-one swim instruction to all encour-
As the national leader in water safety and and guid-
aquatics instruction, the YMCA developed the ance from
"Go for Green!" camp swim initiative. a McAr-
Children are swim tested upon their first visit thur
to the pool and those identified as non-swim- Family
mers or poor swimmers receive free lessons YMCA
throughout the summer with a goal to reach a instruc-
new swim level. "tor.
"Go for Green!" not only teaches kids a fun .
and potentially life-saving skill, but also builds .
their confidence both in and out of the water. ...
For information, call 261-1080 or visit .
FRIDAYx AL-LS: 19.2011 SPORTS \ecws-Lcadcr
The McArthur Family
YMCA is offering mini indoor
soccer for children ages 3-4.
The program is twice a week
and runs for five weeks from
Oct. 17 through Nov. 18.
Registration begins Aug.
22 and ends Sept. 15. The
price is $30 for members and
$60 for non-members. Each
participant will receive a T-
shirt and a trophy
For more details, call 261-
1080 or email tchristenson@
Advanced baseball for
ages 8-, 10-, 12-, 14- and 16-
and-under is now being
offered along with 12-and-
under girls softball in the city
of Femandina Beach. Contact
Coach Shelly Hall for informa-
tion at 583-0377.
Hall is also offering instruc-
tional baseball for ages 5-6.
The Femandina Beach
High School volleyball team
will be selling barbecue
Boston butts for Labor Day
weekend. They are approxi-
mately 10 pounds and $30
each. They will be ready for
pick-up or delivery Sept. 2 at
8:30 a.m. Contact Julie Young
at 277-2108, Robin Whitfield
at 556-2561 or Suellen Garn-
er at 261-2156 by Aug. 26.
Yulee Utile League
Yulee Little League will
hold its annual board meeting
at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 in the gym
at the ballpark on Goodbread
Road. The 2012 elections will
The Nassau County Gator
club will host a football kickoff
social from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 30
at O'Kane's Irish Pub and
Eatery, 318 Centre St. in
Femandina Beach. Guest
speaker will be Marty Cohen,
general manager and editor of
Gator Bait magazine.
Admission is free. There will
be raffles and prizes.
The city of Fernandina
Beach Parks and Recreation'
Department will be pannering'
with the Christian Laettner
Basketball Academy in provid-
ing basketball clinics at Peck
Laettner played for the
Blue Devils men's basketball
team. His No. 32 jersey was
retired in 1992, making him
the sixth of 13 players so hon-
ored by Duke. He averaged
16.6 points and 7.7 rebounds
per game at Duke and is the
all-time three-point shooting
percentage leader with 48.5
Laettner played for the
U.S. national team in the 1990
FIBA World Championship,
winning the bronze medal. In
1992, he was selected for the
men's Olympic basketball
team, which became known
as the "Dream Team." He was
the only college player select-
ed to the roster, beating out
Shaquille O'Neal for the final
spot. The team went on to win
the gold medal at the 1992
Olympics and has been called
the greatest sports team ever
assembled. Laettner was
drafted third overall by the
Minnesota Timberwolves after
O'Neal (first overall) and
Alonzo Mourning (second) in
the 1992 NBA Draft. All three
would later play together on
the 2004-5 Miami Heat. His
NBA career spanned 13
The clinics will be held
Aug. 20. There will be a clinic
for 10- to 12-year-olds from '
10 a.m. to noon with a 30-
minute autograph and photo
period afterwards. Then there
will be a second clinic for 13-
to 15-year-olds from 1:30-3:30
p.m. with a 30-minute auto-
graph and photo session prior
to the clinic. Price for the clinic
is $40 per child with a maxi-
mum participation of 20 per
Contact Jay Robertson at
the Recreation Department at
904-277-7350 ext. 2013 or at
Wrestling presents Wrestle-
bash 2011 Aug. 27 at the
Atlantic Avenue Recreation
Center with a 7:30 p.m. bell
time and doors opening at
Making his return to action
in a CCW championship
match will be "Rock and Roll"
Chris Turner as he takes on
Also be witness to the
return of the Marcs brothers
as they take on John Douglas
and a mystery partner for the
CCW tag-team championship.
CCW stars Kevin Toole, Mad
Dog Miller and Hayden Price
will be in a triple-threat match.
Current CCW Southem
States champion Scotty Biggs
will defend against the former
belt holder Jonathan Wells
and the CCW women's title
will be on the line as Macken-
zie York attempts to wrestle it
away from Samantha Steele.
Also see a street fight
between "Sir" lan Shire and
Dante "The Dragon" Steel. All
will be in action along with
Skylark, Cuzin Ricky Jay,
Logan Stevens and a host of
Partial proceeds benefit
Shiny Badges Inc. For infor-
mation on the event, visit
First Baptist Church,
Femandina Beach is again
offering Upward basketball
and cheerleading for children
in kindergarten through sixth
grade in the facility on Eighth
Street. Register online at
The season includes a
one-hour practice each week
and coaches will teach impor-
tant skills like dribbling, shoot-
,ing and passing. Cheerlead-
ers also practice an hour each
week and will learn skills like
stances, motions, jumps and
Again this year, First
Baptist will be broadcasting
the games online through the
Register online or drop by
the church, 1600 South
Eighth St., during regular
.business hours to receive a
brochure and registration
form. Evaluation begins Sept.
Blaze needs players
The North Florida Blaze
girls traveling softball 14-and-
under and 12-and-under
teams are looking to fill their
rosters. Contact Ben Fouse at
225-0288 for information.
The Turtle Trot, Amelia
Island's annual Labor Day
weekend run and walk, will be
run entirely on the beach with
'ISK out-and- back course
starting and finishing at Main
will be at Main Beach park
and the event will be a 5K
only with half-mile and one-
mile kids' fun runs afterward.
The run/walk will start at 7:30
a.m. Sept. 3 on the beach just
south of Sandy Bottoms.
This is the 10th anniver-
sary year for the Turtle Trot
and, as always, the race will
raise money for Amelia Island
Sea Turtle Watch and turtle
patrols inside Fort Clinch
State Park. In another tradi-
tion, the race T-shirts will fea-
ture original sea turtle art by
noted Amelia Island artist
Sandra Baker-Hinton. And to
mark the anniversary, there's
a "retro" touch from
races of days gone by the
first 500 finishers will receive
a commemorative coffee
The Turtle Trot was the
first race on Amelia Island to
use professional electronic
timing with ChampionChips
and that tradition will also con-
Awards categories will
include the top male and
female finishers overall and
the top three in each of 15
age groups. There will also be
drawings for door prizes at the
post-race awards ceremony.
+"Goodies" for pre-registered
5K runners and walkers will
include free passes to the
Main each Putt-Putt.
Registration fees for the
5K through Aug. 26 will be
$20 per person or $15 for
members of Amelia Island
Runners (discount unavail-
able online). After Aug. 26
through day of race, the fee is
$25 per person for everyone.
Fees will be $10 per child
for the half-mile and one-mile
kids' runs, which will start on
the beach at 8:30 a.m. Pre-
registered youth runners will
get a T-shirt and all finishers
get a ribbon. Parents are
encouraged to run with their
kids for free; just fill out a reg-
Registration forms and
online registrationare avail-
able at AmelialslandRunners.
com. Race applications are
also available at Current
Running, 815 S. 8th St., and
other locations. Pre-registra-
tion ends at 2 p.m. Sept. 1
and race-day registration will
be from 6:30-7:15 a.m. at
Main Beach Park.
Visit the AIR website or call
(904) 303-3483 for informa-
The Yulee Middle School Athletic Department was awarded the Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for 2010-
11 by the Florida High School Athletic Association Aug. 12. YMS was just one of three schools in the state of
Florida to receive the honor. They were nominated for the award during the school year and later judged based on
how the school administrators and faculty, coaches and student athletes, student body, boosters and parents treat
visiting teams and the loyalty they show towards their home team. Michael Franzese, YMS athletic director, center,
accepted the plaque and $500 to use for the athletic department. He is flanked by Assistant Principal Amanda
Cooper and Principal Jeremy Boatright. "Athletics are a vital part of the Yulee Middle School experience,"
Franzese said. "Our athletic department exists to enhance the entire Yulee community by providing an environ-
ment and a means for a student to improve his or her quality of life through athletics."
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A Mule Palm was added to the palm collection at the
UF/IFAS Nassau County Demonstration Gardens at the
James S. Page Governmental Complex. This hybrid
palm, the result of Pindo Palm being pollinated by
Quepn Palm, is frost-hardy and possibly the nearest
coconut lookalike that can be grown. The palm is sterile,
hence its nickname, and must be produced by painstak-
ing hand pollination. Above, Frank Lewis, owner of
Moultrie Palms Nursery, who propagates Mule Palms,
with County Extension Director/Horticulture Agent
Becky Jordi. For information visit
mule.html, or call (904) 879-1019 or 491-7340.
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OUT AND ABOUT
to feed pets
Amelia River Cruises will
host the third annual "Rollin'
on the River" cruise benefit-
ing Meals-on-Wheels for Pets
on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Enjoy a relaxing sunset
cruise with entertainment by
local artists including Gray
Edenfield and Dan Voll. Food
and wine will be offered
beginning at 6 p.m. on the
dock, followed by a sail from
6:30-8:30 p.m., departing from
the Fernandina Harbor
Marina. (Rain date is Sunday,
Sept. 25 from 6-8 p.m.)
Tickets are $30, plus a dona-
tion for wine provided. Keep
your ticket stub and redeem it
for drink specials the night of
the cruise at Indigo Alley and
The cruise is pet friendly
- well behaved, leashed pets
are always welcome.
Purchase tickets at
or the yellow ticket booth at
the foot of Centre Street. No
phone orders, please.
Meals-on-Wheels for Pets
is a volunteer-based, regis-
tered charity that provides
food and healthcare for the
needy pets of elderly and/or
disadvantaged seniors receiv-
ing meals through the Meals-
on-Wheels program run by
the Council on Aging.
To date they have deliv-
ered almost 10 tons of food,
provided spay/neuter servic-
es for more than 50 animals
and healthcare exams for
numerous others. Your dona-
tion will ensure these pets
remain in their homes, pro-
viding love and companion-
ship to their owners. Visit
call (352) 284-6106.
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Wild horses roam on
Cumberland Island, top,
where the National Park
Service has begun tours
to the island's more
rarely seen treasures.
Above, the grave-
stone of U.S.
Revolutionary War hero
Gen. Henry Lee of
Virginia, father of
Robert E. Lee. Right,
live oak canopies shade
many of the trails.
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The Amelia Island Film Society
will feature "How to Live Forever"
tonight and Aug. 20 at 7 and 9 p.m.
at Fernandina Little Theatre. 1014
Beech St. A provocative documen-
tary by Mark S.
Wexler, the film
de Grey, Phyllis
Scott and Suzanne Somers.
Tickets are $10 per screening ($8
for AIFS members) and available at
The Book Loft and Books Plus on
Centre Street, by credit card by call-
ing Gus Betancourt at (904) 624-
1145, online at www.aifsociety.org
and at the door if not sold out.
FLEA & TICK SALE
Nassau Humane Society will hold
its next Flea and Tick Garage Sale
today and Aug. 20 at
Beach Municipal t
Airport on Airport
Shop for books.
ing and gardening
items, toys and furniture just about
anything except for clothing and
computers. Every cent earned sup-
ports the ongoing care of the home-
less animals at the shelter. Contact
Penny Landregan at 277-1152 for
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Cats Angels will commemorate
International Homeless Animals
Day on Aug.20
with its annual
Walk and Vigil. I ,,
The two-mile walk
begins at 6 p.m. at
the Central Park
gazebo and con-
cludes with a candlelight vigil.
Everyone is welcome. Visit
www.isaronline.org for more in for-
mation on International Homeless
Animals Day and the events taking
place around the world to commem-
orate this day. Spay and neuter it's
the responsible solution to animal
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. featur-
ing more than 50 professional and
backyard (ama- ., .
teur) teams c(.GkEA.3,
ribs, pork, brisket
and more as they
compete for more
than $20,000 in prize money and
Visitors may purchase food and
drink from vendors throughout the
day. enjoy free entertainment, an
arts and crafts area. and a beach vol-
For information, to register to par-
ticipate as a backyard team or for
schedule details, visit www.gstail-
gatecookoff.com. The cook-off is
sanctioned by the Kansas City
Submit items to Sian Perry at
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NEWS-LEADER / FERNANDINA BEACH. FLORIDA
Tours begin to
T he National Park Service has begun pro-
viding guided, interpretive tours of
Cumberland Island National Seashore.
Ar, Visitors travel via passenger van and open-
air tram to historic locations around the seashore,
including Plum Orchard Mansion, the Settlement
(including the First African Baptist Church),
Cumberland Island Wharf and other sites along the
main road. Tours are offered daily.
"We are excited to start these tours," said Fred
Boyles, superintendent of Cumberland Island
National Seashore. "Many features of the island
that are rarely seen by visitors will be more easily
reached. Our goal is to build a new appreciation
among the public for the natural beauty and rich
historic resources that are Cumberland Island."
Make reservations by calling (912) 882-4335
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours
operate rain or shine but may be canceled due to
extreme conditions on the island. Visitors can also
make ferry reservations by calling the ferry reser-
vation office at the same number listed above.
Tours are not offered on Christmas Day,
scheduled hunt days or Tuesdays and Wednesdays
from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28. The tour is $15 per
person, with a reduced fee of $12 for seniors over
the age of 62 and for children under 16. This fee is
in addition to the standard park entrance fee of $4
per person and the ferry fee of $20 for adults, $18
for those over 65 and $14 for children 12 and
Tours leave from the Sea Camp Visitor Center
just after the ferry arrives at 9:45 a.m. and last
approximately six hours. This is a physically
demanding, arduous trip and visitors should plan
accordingly. Visitors will need to bring provisions
such as food and water and may bring one small
personal bag or pack. There are limited restrooms
and water stops and a short break for a picnic
lunch. A handicap accessible van is available for vis-
itors with special needs.
In addition to the Lands and Legacies tour, a
south end drop on/drop off shuttle operates
between the Dungeness Dock and the Sea Camp
area to help visitors traverse the difficult area.
For more information about Cumberland Island
National Seashore or the Lands and Legacies tour,
call (912) 882-4336, ext. 254 or visit
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West Nassau Historical
Society member Kim
Hoffecker has set up a field
trip to visit the Museum of
Southern History, 4304
Herschel St., Jacksonville on
Aug. 20. Meet at the Callahan
Depot at 10 a.m. and caravan
and carpool to Jacksonville at
10:30 a.m. Admission is a $3.
Contact the society'at (904)
879-3406. Visit www.muse-
Join fellow car enthusi-
asts for coffee and conver-
sation on Aug. 20 from 9-11
a.m. at Starbucks, 1460
Sadler Road. For information
contact Harvey at 583-8649.
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.
Tips for optimizing your job
search in today's economy is
the topic of this month's
Women's Association meet-
ing Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at the
Femandina Beach Golf Club,
2800 Bill Melton Road. Amy
McGeorge, president and
CEO of Talagy, a recruiting
and staffing agency in
Jacksonville, will discuss
resume and interviewing tips.
RSVP to Esther Schindler at
today. Dinner is $15, check or
cash at the door.
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., as it
welcomes back Dr. Kevin
McCarthy, Professor Emeritus
of the University of Florida
and author of books about the
lighthouses of Florida,
Georgia and Ireland.
McCarthy will highlight the
state's beacons of light, with
special emphasis on
Northeast Florida. Admission
is free for members and $5 for
non-members. Contact Alex at
261-7378, ext. 102, or alex
The Amelia Island
Museum of History will
present a lecture by Adam
Goodheart, author of 1861:
The Civil WarAwakening, at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center on Sept.
10 at 4 p.m.
This event is sponsored by
John Hudson with Raymond
James & Associates as a prel-
ude to the museum's "Florida
in the Civil War" exhibition,
opening in October.
Goodheart will sign his book
after the'lecture and at the
Book Loft, 214 Centre St.,
from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tickets are $25 for mem-
bers; $30 for non-members;
and $15 for youth under 19, at
the museum, 233 S. Third St.
Call 261-7378, ext 102, visit
The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise, its Disaster
Relief Committee and Rotary
clubs in Joplin, Mo., will host
"Rollin for Joplin," a motor-
cycle poker run to benefit
the Joplin tornado victims
on Sept. 10 starting at
Murray's Grille in Yulee.
Check-in from 8-10 a.m.
Entry fee is $75, or $100 the
day of the event and includes
donuts, coffee and juice and a
box lunch from Sonny's Real
Pit Bar-B-Q. The ride will head
to Conner's A-Maize-Ing
Acres in Callahan, to
Folkston, Ga., to Captain
Stan's in Woodbine, Ga., to
the Red Neck Yacht Club in
Yulee, ending at 3 p.m. at
Sonny's in Fernandina Beach.
Awards will be held at 3:30
p.m. Visit www.Amelialsland
Rotary.com to sign up.
The Amelia Island Quilt
Guild invites the public to a
free program at 7 p.m. Sept.
13 featuring Ellen Lindner,
quilt artist and teacher
Follow Lindner on her creative
journey, view beautiful quilts,
hear inspiring stories and
learn quilting techniques. The
quilt guild holds monthly
meetings the second Tuesday
at the Woman's Club, 201
Jean LaFitte Ave. Visit aiquil-
The Florida State College
at Jacksonville Betty P.
Cook Nassau Center is
hosting a fossil exhibit,
"Fossils of Nassau County,"
through Sept. 16, with a
reception Sept. 8 from 6:30-8
p.m. The exhibit and reception
are open to the public.
"Exotic Fossils and Gems"
members Trueman R. Hill,
Trueman J. Hill and Wendy
Stanford will display fossils
collected by diving local
swamps to locate fossil pits.
These fossil pits are thought
to be dumping sites for early
-The Betty P: CookArt
Gallery is located in the
Nassau Center Library in
B103. Call 548-4432.
Learn how to get the
best out of your digital cam-
era with photographer Bill
Raser Aug. 20 from 9 a.m.-
noon at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St. Go to
classes and at the bottom
select classes and instructors,
or call Raser at 557-8251.
Adult classes for August
at the Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., include Drop in
Art by Georganna, every
Wednesday from 10 a.m.-
noon.,Call 556-5724 or email
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meet from 9 a.m.-12:30 p m
Contact Gretchen Williams at
cast.net. Exploring Color in
Painting, acrylics and oils. will
meet Aug. 22, 23 and 26 from
9 a.m.-noon. Contact Sharon
Haffey at 310-9194 or (404)
Osprey Village, in partner-
ship with The Plantation
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.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and
wine provided by Osprey
Village and meet the artists.
RSVP to 277-8222 or
Concierge @ Osprey-
Village.com by Aug. 22.
The Island Art
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
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 fun
workshop on "Exploration
in Surface Design on
Fabric" on Aug. 29 from 9
am-noon at the Island Art
Association Education Center,
18 N. Second St., for new and
experienced artists. Cost is
$40, prepaid. Contact
Hamburg at 261-9229 or
Ann Kemp has an exhibit
of photographic images
Seeing with my Heart, Mind
and Soul" at the Mclntosh Art
Association in Darien, Ga.,
through Aug. 30. Visit the Old
Jail Art Center at 404 North
Way in Darien. Visit www.
for details. Call (912) 437-
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, characters, simple
choreography and questions
and will be held from 7-8 p.m.
at 207 Cedar St., Aug. 22 and
29. Contact director Jill
Dillingham at 321-1251 or
Fernandina Little Theatre
will hold open auditions for
"Doubt, A Parable" by Jihn
Patrick Shanley on Aug. 25
and 30 at 7 p.m. at 1014
Beech St. In this powerful
drama, Sister Aloysius, a
Bronx school principal, takes
matters into her own hands
when she suspects the young
Father Flynn of improper rela-
tions with one of the male stu-
dents. Needed are one man
and three women (one African
American) over 18. Perform-
ances will be Oct. 15-22.
Contact fltbiz @ peoplepc.com
Kicking off its 20th season,
Fernandina Little Theatre
presents "Angel Street," a
Victorian thriller by Patrick
Hamilton. Under the guise of
kindliness, handsome Mr.
Manningham is methodically
trying to drive his wife into
insanity. While her diabolical
husband is out of the house
one day, a police inspector
visits her and ultimately
proves to her that her hus-
band is a maniacal criminal
suspected of a murder com-
mitted 15 years ago in their
very same house.
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
available at The UPS Store in
the Publix shopping center or
by mail, P.O. Box 1070,
Ferhandina Beach, FL 32035.
Visit ameliaflt.org or email fit-
Fernandina Beach resi-
dent Bill Raser stars as Don
Quixote in St. Marys Little
Theatre's production of
"Man of la Mancha."
Performances are Sept. 9, 10,
16, 17 and 18 at the Railroad
Building, 1000 Osborne Road,
in St. Marys, Ga.
Amelia Island residents will
be able to take a special ferry
from the docks of Femandina
to St. Marys on Sept. 17 for
the 7 p.m. performance,
including a Spanish-themed
dinner at Captain Seagle's,
trolley ride to the theater and
the performance for $50 per
person. The ferry will leave
Fernandina at 3:30 p.m.Call
Regular tickets are $12
and available at the St. Marys
Welcome Center, 111
Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga.,
or by calling (912) 729-1103.
The Island Chamber Singers will be start-
ing rehearsals on Sept. 1 for the fall concert.
They are looking for additional singers and
all voice parts are welcome. The concert will
be performed on Friday, Nov. 18 and
Sunday, Nov. 20 and will be titled "A
Serenade for Schubert." If you are interest-
ed, contact Jane Lindberg at
email@example.com for further infor-
mation. The group rehearses each Thursday
night at Springer Controls Company at
96074 Chester Road in Yulee.
Mississippi native Tricia Walker has
touched thousands of lives because so many
of her original songs have a conscience:
Blending blues, jazz and gospel with a beau-
tiful voice and strong musicianship, Walker
will perform on Sept. 3 at the next "Evening
of Story & Song," the concert series hosted
by Mark and Donna Paz Kaufman and spon-
sored by First Coast Community Bank and
Mixed Media. Doors open at Bums Hall at St.
Peter's Episcopal Parish at 7:15 p.m. for
general admission seating; the show starts at
8 p.m. A $15 donation to the artist is request-
ed. For information visit TriciaWalker.com or
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 Casligla. 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 avail-
able. along with the full lineup and informa-
tion. at wwwamelaislandblueslest com
A preview concert will be held Sept. 8
from 7 30-10 p m at Cafe Karibo, 27 N.
2011 Amelia Island Jazz Festival tickets
are now on sale online for all shows.
Beginning Oct. 2 with a free Amelia Park
concert by the U.S. Navy Big Band SE and
closing Oct. 9 with a Dixieland brunch at the
Beech Street Grill, the weeklong event will
present blues on Oct 5 at Sandy Bottoms
with Toots Lorraine, an Oct. 6 Latin show and
dance wih Impacto Latino at St Peter's
Episcopal Church, jazz songstress extraor-
dinaire Nicole Henry Oct 7, and Louisiana
rhythm masters Buckwheat Zydeco Oct. 8.
both within an expanded setting at St
Peter's For information visit www.ameliais-
Voted Athens, Georgia's Best Americana
Anist' in 2010 by Flagpole Magazine. Betsy
Franck and The Bare Knuckle Band will play
at Dogsrar Tavern 10tN Second SI onAug
20 at 9 30 p m and Molo 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 Ihe
South Visit www sonicbids com/bet-
sytfanckandthebareknuckleband to learn
The summer edition of the Okefenokee
Heritage Center's Open Mike will be held
Aug 25 as part of the Hilliard House
Homecoming. The Open Mike will take place
in the Art Gallery in the OHC's Main Building
beginning at 7 p m. Singers, songwriters,
guitarists and other acoustic instrumentalists,
storytellers, poets and comics are invited to
take the mike and show their talents An
audience is always welcome too. The center
is located at 1460 N Augusta Ave. In
Waycross Ga Call (912) 285-4260
The American Beach Property Owners'
Association presents Jazz at Burney Park on
historic American Beach on Aug 27 from 5-8
p m Bring your chair and enjoy music by
The Inslanl Groove.
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
University. The chorus will open the season
with Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky, a concert
cantata 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 Bohbme.
Handel's Messiah arid Holiday Pops." Call
(904) 354-5479, ext. 221 for an appointment.
Audition requires advance preparation and
BBQ & Bluegrass
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 of the event. To go dinners will be
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre St.,
hosts a music circle on Saturdaysfrom 7:30-
10 p.m. featuring great local musicians.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Come
enjoy dessert, coffee and music.
Amelia River Crises
Amelia River Cruises'Adult "BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held from 7-9 p.m.,each
night. Tickets are $29 per.person at 1 North
Front St., Femandina Beach, or call 261-
9972 or book online at www.ameliariveicruis-
es.com. Tonight is Shawn McCarthy; Aug. 20
Terry Smith; Aug. 21 Larry LeMier;.Aug. 22
Dan Voll; Aug. 23 Pew Schmidt; Aug. 24
Larry LeMier; Aug. 25 Dan Voll; and Aug. 26
Mike Hendrix Band/Terry Smith.
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
www cafekaribo com
Dog Star Tavern 10 N Second St Evan
Barber and the Dead Gamblers tonight;
Betsy Frank and the Bareknuckle Band Aug.
20, KLOB Aug 26: and Connected Houses
Aug 27 Visi Dog Star on Facebook Call
The Green Turtle. 14 S Third St., live
music Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead, 2045 South Fletcher
Ave., karaoke on Sunday nights with Daddy
"O" DJ. Fbllow The Hammerhead on
Facebook at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq
The Instant Groove plays each Thursday
night at The Rriz-Carlton, Amelia Island
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
Caf. 19 S Third St Upcoming dates are
Sept 1.Oct 6andNov 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 Ihe third Tuesday at 6 30
pm with 10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and live entertainment;
dart tournament every Tuesday at 7:30 p m :
Dan Voll Tuesdays from 7 30-11:30 p m.; the
Turner London Band Thursday from 8-30
p.m.-midnight and Friday and Saturday from
830 p.m -1230 am Call 261-1000 Visit
www okanes com
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St ,enter-
tainment most nights. Call Bill Childers at
491-3332 or email at
bill@thepalacesaloon com to reserve VIP
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave live entertainment every night.
Call 310-6904 Visit
www SandyBottomsAmelia com
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill. 1998 S Fletcher
Ave., The Macy's in the lounge from 6-10
p.m tonight and 7- 1 p m Aug 20, shaggin'
in the lounge Sundays from 4-7 p m., Pilli ili
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
Bridge, Amelia Island, Ladies Night on
Thursday at 7 p m Call 491-6888 Visit ..
www snappersbarandseafoodgrll com -
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199 South
Fletcher Ave., Andy Haney tonight; Richard
Stratton Aug. 20; Gary Stewart and Gary.
Keniston Aug. 21; Andy Haney Aug. 22; Kent
KirbyAug. 23; DJ Roc Aug. 24; Stevie
"Fingers" Aug. 25; and Reggie Lee Aug. 26;
Music is 5-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-4
p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Sunday. Call 261-5711.
Wine appreciation course set
Drinking wine should be from and how to find the best major wine-producing
pleasurable, without the price, regions of the United
stress of selecting the "right" Students will also learn States and Europe. He has
wine or the disappointment the lore, legend and romance taught as an adjunct
of choosing the "wrong" of wine with anecdotes and professor at 4is alma mater,
wine, or without spending a stories throughout the ses- New York University,
bundle. sions. Classes are Thursdays through the Public
enologygy 101 How to from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fee is Relations Society of
Enjoy Wine, taught by $50. America's continuing
Robert Weintraub Oct. 6- Weintraub wrote the wine education program and in
Nov. 17 at St. Peter's column for the News-Leader special programs for public
Episcopal Church, will pro- for eight years and founded relations agencies.
video students with the the Nassau County wine Contact Weintraub at
knowledge to select wines club, "The Cellar Dwellers." rweintraub@
for any occasion, to match He has lectured on wine for bellsouth.net. Reference
wine and food, to know 15 years and has traveled course number 357000
where the best wines come extensively in many'of the SSC8025.
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CLERICAL POSITION Amelia Island
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201 Help Wanted
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Member Relationship Specialist
Supervisor for our Fernandina Beach
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members a professional image, works
to develop and encourage strong team
participation within the Member
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branch and organizational growth
For detailed information on this
opportunity please visit our website at:
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salary and an excellent benefit package
that includes a 401(K) Plan. EOE
"Employees Are Our Most Important
DRIVER/YARDMAN Local supply
business seeking versatile employee
for a wide range of responsibilities.
CDL license a plus. Apply in person at
474415 E SR 200, 1.3 miles west of
NEEDED FULL TIME Correctional
food service supervisor. Background
check and reliable. (904)548-4041
Contact Lawrence Ortiz.
RN/LPN PT or per diem for home
healthcare agency. Nassau County
area. Fax resume to (904)491-3211.
FRAC SAND HAULERS WANTED -
Complete bulk pneumatic rigs only.
Relocate to Texas for tons of work.
Great company/pay. Gas cards/Quick
pay available. (800)397-2639. ANF
204 Work Wanted
TAMMY'S HOUSEKEEPING Amelia
& Femandina. Weekly or bi-weekly.
Free estimates. Please call 502-7409.
FEMALE CONTRACTOR needs work,
small handywoman to major
renovations. Permit help, do-it-
yourself, sweat equity, home cleaning,
etc. Please call for Immediate quotes.
Home Inspections, Mold Assessing,
Mold Remediation & Remodeling -
State certified In all areas. Free
estimates. Call (904)237-7324.
LET ME TIDY UP YOUR HOME -
Detailed, honest, dependable,
w/references. Reasonable rates. Call
at (904) 866-2106.
CAFE 4 SALE Small easy to run
operation, owner will train & finance for
right buyer. Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal
LET A TRAINED ENGINEER bring
the love of math alive for your student.
Will tutor all ages. Rate: $50/hr. Call
(757)754-6137 or (904)849-7484.
PRIVATE GUITAR INSTRUCTION -
Beginning to adv. students. Acoustic,
electric, fingerstyle. Banjo instruction
also avail. Terry Thrift (904)704-2011.
DO YOUR OWN TAXES? Not sure if
you're doing them correctly? Come to
Liberty Tax and we'll explain how to get
the most from your self-prepared
return. 5 week class. Cost $50.
GUITAR LESSONS All styles. First
lesson free. Lessons tailored to
student. $15 per 30 minutes or $25
per hour. Call (904)415-8992.
S 03 Pets/Supplies
(1) FEMALE YORKIE PUPPY LEFT -
1st shots. $300/OBO. (904)849-7598
SIAMESE MIX KITTENS free to
good home. Also, REWARD for return
of red male chow, goes by "Chang".
601 Garage Sales
YARD SALE 8am-2pm, Sat. 8/20 @
96118 Cayman Circle, Nassau Lakes. 4
families. Washer/dryer, antiques,
collectibles, new toys. Everything
must go, MOVING.
YARD SALE 86451 Jean Rd. Sat.
8/20, 9am-? Furniture, drums, clothes,
& misc. Items.
MOVING SALE Little bit of
everything. Sat. 8/20, 8am. 870
Atlantic View Dr.
ESTATE SALE & MOVING Modern
china cabinets, dinette set w/4
chairs, entertainment center,
bookcases, chests, file cab., bar
stools, white Bennington pottery,
Laughlin "Skytone", "Beryl" tea set,
hangups, exercise equipment, tools,
bikes, chandeliers, telescope lamp,
coffee table, plank chair, Bear bow &
arrows, vintage sllvertone auto harp
by Schmidt, yard items, chairs,
lamps, garage full, work bench,
ladders, kitchen, lawn mower, large
wall hangars, beautiful color
ceramics Lot of very nice pottery,
few linens, clothes & toys. So much
more. Thurs. 8/18, Fri. 8/19 & Sat.
8/20, 8am-3pm. 225 Lighthouse
Circle. Follow red & white signs.,
AIR-CONDITIONED "YARD SALE" -
9/25 & 26, 8am-4pm. KS bed mattress
like new, Visio TV, hide-a-bed couch,
household items, tall deck chairs. Call
lane (217)495-0825 only for appt.
2692 Forest Ridge Dr.'
601 Garage Sales
NASSAU HUMANE SOCIETY'S
SEMI-ANNUAL FLEA AND TICK
GARAGE SALE to be held at the
Femandina Beach Airport Hanger,
Friday, August 19, 7:30am-3pm,
Saturday, August 20, 7:30am-2pm,
Lots of books, household, tools,
furniture, plants, kids stuff, misc.
items the hanger will be full and
running over! CAP guys will be out
front cooking up burgers and hot
dogs on Friday and Saturday so
come early and stay for lunch! Bring
lots of money and a big truck to haul
off your treasures!
YARD/ESTATE SALE Fri. 8/19, Sat.
8/20, & Sun. 8/21. 86526 Pinewood Dr.
Yulee, FL 32097. EVERYTHING FOR
SALE MUST GO!! Big furniture items,
clothes, shoes, etc...
LARGE MOVING/GARAGE SALE -
Sun. 8/21, 9am-3pm, 2995 First Ave.,
Fernandina Beach. Many tools,
furniture, kitchen and other household
items! A browser's dream!
GARAGE SALE 1967 Palm Dr.,
Fernandina Beach. Table, chairs, sofa,
end table, bed frame, books, chest of
drawers, lamps. Sat. 8/20, 10am-
YULEE ANTIQUE BARN Re-Opening
Soon Inside vendor & outside flea
market spaces for rent. (904)225-1952
602 Articles for Sale
GUN SHOW Aug. 27 & 28. Prime
Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water
St., Jax. (1-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free
Parking. Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-
WASHERS, dryers, Interior & bi-fold
doors, floor tile, toilets, rug, shelving,
sinks, misc. Call Kate (904)491-0112.
DISH NETWORK lowest nationwide
price $19.99/mo. Free HBO/Cinemax/
Starz/Showtime. Free Blockbuster. Free
HD-DVR & install. nedt day install
(800)908-2955. Restriction apply, call
for details. ANF
DIRECTV Summer Special 1 yr free
Showtime. 3 mos free
HBO/Starz/Cinemax. NFL Sunday
Ticket free Choice. Ultimate/Premier.
Pkgs from $29.99/ mo. Call by 8/29
701 Boats & Trailers
21' SUNTRACKER PONTOON BOAT -
60 HP, 4-stroke, dual axle trailer,
brakes, Coastal package, extras. Call
1990 16' SEA NYMPH 70HP
Evinrude, all top shape. New water
pump, tuneup, etc. Asking
$1,500/OBO. Call Big Mike (904)557-
704 Recreation Vehides
FOR SALE 2001 Keystone Cougar
Fifth Wheel with two slide-outs and
awning, sleeps 6. In immaculate
condition and fully equipped $8,500.
802 Mobile Homes
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
Have title & ready to move. $5,000.
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE OtteOCEANFRONT PROPERTY
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Otter 603 Miscellaneous Visit www.OceanfrontAmella.com for a
Run, off AlA near Amelia urgent Care.
Sat. 8/20, 8am- pm. complete list, or call Bob Gedeon at
I BOWFLEX POWER PRO w/lat & leg Oceanfront Realty (904)261-8870.
ESTATE SALE r 4935 Victoria Landing
Ct. Thurs, Fri and Sat, Aug 18th, 19th
and 20th, 9:00 4:00 rain or shine.
Numbers to enter the sale at 8:30am
on Thurs. Please note: the street to the
house is narrow with only one lane and
parking is limited, so please be careful!
Two King Size Beds, Norwalk chair,
Gump's Table with 8 Henredon Chairs,
sofa, leather sofa with ottoman, solid
wood table with 4 chairs & buffet,
dinette set with 4 chairs, large Ikea
desk set with matching file/storage
cabinets, armoire, Delta baby'crib, sofa
table, sm corer cabinet, wine cabinet,
lamps, large mirror, rattan hampers,
tall silk bamboo & palm trees, glass top
coffee & end tables, area rugs, pictures
and prints, Ethan Allen wood ducks &
others, stained glass duck lamp,
kitchen items including Calphalon,
Culsenart, Mikasa China, clothing,
books, skis, patio loungers & chairs &
misc. More info, photos and map go to
Sale by Mary Ann Plhlblad Dba Finders
OLD TOWN 1010 Someruelus St. Fri.
8/19 & Sat. 8/20, 8am-lpm. No early
birds. Selling designer purses,
sunglasses, shoes, clothes. Also
furniture & other household items,
treadmill, nice cedar doghouse.
MOVING SALE Everything must go.
1325 Marian Dr., off Buccaneer Trail.
Sat. 8/20, 9am-4pm.
atchs $295. Teeter Hangups inversion
table $50. Both $300 cash. FernBch
FOR SALE Whirlpool refrigerator, dbl
door side-by-side, 25 cu.ft., $400/
OBO. 32" Hi-Def 720 TV w/stand $100.
(2) Misc. TV stands $25/ea. 261-8276
610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL Window units & ice
machines, .used all sizes w/warr.
Repairs to central & window AC's,
refrigerators & freezers. Kish's
611 Home Furnishings
PATIO FURNITURE Quality
Woodard aluminum set. 54" table, 8
chairs, chaise, and end table. $550.
612 Musical Instruments
FOR SALE Yamaha Baby Grand
Piano. Black satin, one owner, pristine
condition. Serious inquiries please.
S 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for Information. C.H.
08 Off Island/
FOR SALE 94093 Duck Lake Dr.,
3BR/2BA, 1998 DW, CH&A. First Coast
Realty, Inc. (904)879-1008
814 West Namsau Cout
HILLIARD 1326 SQ FT 3/2
Handicap accessible home, built in '01
on landscaped .1 acre lot off Co. Rd.
108. Great roomretup, must sacrifice
at 59K, also will consider owner finance
at $425/mo. (904)589-9585
851 Roommate Wanted
FULLY FURNISHED ROOM Master
suite w/pvt bath. Prefer mature person
on SS or retired vet or disabled vet.
Call Glenn for details (904)548-9707.
852 Mobile Homes
1BR/1BA ON 1 ACRE with office.
Remodeled, beautiful inside. $550/mo.
Avail 9/01. 1 month dep. Ref's req'd.
RV RENTALS AVAILABLE in a
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-5577.
95114 GENTRY LN. Nassauville,
3BR/2BA, porches, water conditioner.
$950/mo. Nick Deonas Realty, Inc.
VERY NICE 2BR/1BA SW $600/
mo. Water Included. Small pets OK.
Yulee. Remodeled 3BR/2BA, $725/mo.
Small pets OK. (904)501-5999
LIKE NEW 2BR/2BA SWMH
w/fireplace & shed. Nassauvllle/Duck
Lake area. $625/mo. + $625 deposit.
MOBILE HOME for rent in Yulee.
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOMES for rent
starting at $800/mo. Call 753-2155 or
ON ISLAND 2 & 3BR SWMH in park,
clean, remodeled. Starting $165/wk,
$660/mo + dep.. Utils avail. 2BR/2BA
Duplex includes utlls. 261-5034
3BR/2BA MOBILE HOME CH&A, on
1 acre w/fenced area for pet. $700 +
deposit. Call 753-1778.
ROOM FOR RENT $400/mo. Private
bath. Includes electric. (904)718-5478
New home, over I acre,
4 BRI-3 BA, fully equip.
designer kitchen with granite,
all window coverings stay,
huge covered lanai,
many lakes & walking trails
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95330 Spinaket 3792 sf. 4BR/3.5BA gorgeous ocean view
home located in the exclusive Amelia Island community of
Summer Beach. Grand two story living room with fireplace,
private library/office w/fireplce, gourmet kitchen with high end
appliances. Master Suite offers separate sitting room facing the
ocean. Master badh'fcaturcs separate vanities, large shower and
oversized jetted tub. Community Pool. Available fully
furnished. On Island. $3,950/mo.
Ocean View Villas 3C 2486 sf. 3BR/3.5BA Ocean View
Villas located directly,across from Main Beach. Unusually
spacious with plenty of room for enrerraining and family.
Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counter
tops. Living room has a wall of windows overlooking the omean!
Pets ok. On Island. $2,300/mo.
Ocean View Villas #2C 2128 sf. 3BR/3.5BA Ocean View
Villas located directly across from Main Beach. Unusually
spacious with plenty of room for entertaining and family.
Gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counter
tops. Living room has a wall of windows overlooking the ocean!
Pets ok. On Island. $2,200/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
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
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. Pets ok. On Island. $1,600/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 .system. Pets ok. Off Island.
96086 Sea Winds Drive 2155 sf. 4BR/2BA light &
bright brick home located in the Sea Winds community.
Open living with a split floor plan that's great for
entertaining! Open kitchen with Formica counter tops and
a casual dining bar overlooking the family room. Large
master suite with trey ceiling, double windows and tiles
master bath. No pets. On Island. $1,450/no.
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.
3046B 1st Avenue 2324 sf. 3BR/3.5BA Fernandina
townhouse just one block from the ocean. Three story with
one bedroom on each floor. Balcony off Living room plus
Fireplace. Washer A Dryer. On Island. $1,300/mo.
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
Island Plantation condo located just one block from the
beach! Offered furnished or unfurnished. No pets. On
96202 Ridgewood Circle 1863 sq ft, 3BR/2.5BA house
in Lofton Pointe.'Tvwo story house with large master suite
up. Upgraded kitchen overlooking family room. Seperare
dining room. 2 car garage; security and irrigation. House
backs up to pond. Pets ok. Off island. $1,250/mo.
1325 Marian Drive 1892 sf. 4BR/2BA home on large
fenced in lot. Backs up to Amelia River Golf Course. Short
walk to Marsh. Brand new carpet, screened in porch,
W/D. Pets allowed. On Island. $1.200/mo.
31010 Paradise Commons #412 1143 stf 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-workour center. Pets
ok. Off Island. $900/mo.
314 S 14th Street 836 sf. 2BR/1.5BA Island cottage
home with oversized fefced in back yard and large deck for
entertaining. Pets allowed. On Island. $800/mo.
860 Cashen Drive 748 sf. 2BR/1BA cottage with an
open floor plan. Knotty Pine paneling throughout. Built
in shelving in Living Room. Deck for entertaining.
Window air conditioning. Pets ok. On Island. $750/mo.
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Utils incl. Also, 2 & 3BR SWMH in park,
clean, remodeled. Starting $165/wk,
$660/mo dep. Utils avail. 261-5034
DOWNTOWN Nice 1 bedroom, gll
utilities paid. $800/mo. + $80/dep.
OCEANSIDE 2BR/1BA, Main Beach
area. $875/mo. + utilities. Condo
2BR, $800/mo. Call (847)867-3163 or
POST OAK APARTMENTS
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&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
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Parking, A/C, 1.5 blocks from ocean.
C TISS H (3 732 Tarpon Ave. $825/mo. Call
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619.S 14th Street- 3BRIBA $975/mo.+ utilies.
Azalea Point -4BR/3BA home $1800/mo.+ until.
* 309 6th Street in the Histonc District, just
block to downtown. 3 BR2BA.1718 approx
sq.ft $1400/mo +utilities.
* 1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR/IBA, approx. 1,243
sq.ft. $1200/mo. + utilities.
* 551 S. Fletcher Ave. Downstairs 2BRI I BA. I
car garage. $900mo. Avail.August
*2BR. IBA furnished 1801 S. Fletcher Ave.
$1,650/mo + until excludes electric. Avail.
approx Sept. I st for winter.
*AFFORDABLE WEEKLY/ MONTHLY 2BR/
I BA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher. Across the
street from the beach.All util.wi-fi.TV & phone.
* F ePointsVillage $1,200sq.ft.$14 sq. f.t+tax-es
1334 Atlantic Ave. 3BR I BA, approx. 1,243
sq.ft $1200/mo. + utilities.
*Amelia Park Avenue 910 approx. sqft., 3
offices, reception area, kitchen and bathroom.
*1839 S. 8th St adjacent to Huddle House.
1,800 sq.ft. $2250/mo. lease + tax. Sale also
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Land-saping Co.
or Nursery. Office, Greenhouse, Shade houses
with a fenced, irrigated outside space
for plants. Excellent location with high visibility.
Call Curtiss for information.
* Office Complex w/tennant for sale / excellent
invesuTen. 1941 Citrona Dr 4690 sq.ft.
including additional lot. Call for more info
2DKI/2.33 upgramuedu oceansideu
townhouse. Access to beach club,
tennis court & pools. Long Term
$1500/mo + util. Water/sewer incl.
AMELIA LANDING Sadler Rd. Nicely
furnished 2BR/2BA villa, view of lake,
screened porch. $895 includes water,
garbage, & sewer. Nick Deonas Realty,
AMELIA LAKES CONDOS Living in
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Starting at just $749/mol Call Tammy
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LAKEFRONT CONDO Amelia Lakes,
2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookups,
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(904)607-1147 or (904)261-2061.
BEAUTIFUL HOUSE 3BR/2BA +
bonus room, in Lofton Pointe, garage,
fully furnished. No smoking. $1500/
mo. Call Ana (904)403-1982.
FURNISHED TOWNHOMES 3BR/
2.5BA at 2184-B First Ave, 2 car
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#54296 $364500 #55753 $209.000
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FURNISHED HOMES ON ISLAND SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND
* 403 Tarpon Avenue, Unit #403 (Ocean Park Condominiums) 1432 s.f. 86190 Remsenbhrg Drive (North Hampton Subdivision) 2900 f -
3BR/2BA Very short walk to the beach Master bath with double sinks, trash 4BR/3BA Wood fram, full Master Bath, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen,
compactor, closet pantry, carpet and ceramic tile. Community pool, carpet & ceramic tile, fireplace, community pool, clubhouse, playground, bar-
patio/ded/balcony, elevator, storage do barbecue grills in common area. 1- beque grills and 2-car garage. Cable or satellite TV and Association fees are
car garage. Washer/Dryer, pest control, water, sewer & trash and Association includedin rent. $1795
fees are included. $1700 SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND
* 2005 Beachwood Road (Amelia Island Plantation) 1700 s.f. FUR- 97493 Cutlass Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2460 .f. 3BR/2BA -
NISHED OR UNFURNISHED 3BR/3 5BA, Each bedroom has its own bath, Two Master Baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, walk-in pantry, remod-
9 miles of walking & bike trails, 2.5 miles of beach. Gated community w/guard eled with vaulted ceilings, carpet and ceramic tile, patio/deck, wood fenced-in
posted, ocean/lake views, dock access, patio/deck and playground, yard. $1550
Washer/Dryer, lawnI care, pest control & Association fees included $2100 97056 Carpenater Ridge Court (Arnold Ridge Subdivision) 2582 ,.f. -
* 403 Tarpon Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums) 1432 s.f.- 4BR/3BA Three Master Baths, dining in BVing/great room, closet pantry, car-
2BR/2BA Community pool, barbecue grills in common area, full master bath pet and ceramic ile, mini blinds, wooden fenced-n back yard, private
with double sinks, dining in living/great room, closet pantry, trash compactor, yard/courtyard, 2-car garage and driveway parking. Association fees are include
patio/deck balcony, storage doset, carpet and ceramic tile. One-car garage, ed. Available September Ist $1500
Ocean views, only a short walk to the beach. Washer/Dryer, water, sewer, 88272 Riverwood Drive (Meadowield) 1600 s.f. 3BR/2BA, Home with
trash, pest control and Association fees are included. Home also on Sales oor plan, tchen plus formal dining room. Back patio overlook
Market. $1300 opro floor plon, eat-in kitchen pls formal dining eom Back pato overlooks
Market. pond. Convenient to A1A and I 95, close to shopping, $1200.
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND
* 1582 Park Lane (Amelia Park) 400 a.f. LBR/1BA Cute studio apartment CONDOT OWNHOME/APARTMENTS
with efficiency kitchen. Tilefloors in kitchen and bathroom. Recently painted 31217 Pradi Commons, Unit 823 (Amelia Lakes) R/2BA
and new carpet Lawn are included $675 31217 Pardise Common, Unit #23 (Ameia Lakes) 2BR/2A T
S2805 Ftcher Drive 1200 ,- 3BR/2BA Grge ous ocean s- Master Baths, eat-in kitchen, kitchen island, wood fireplace, community pool,
S. ltch o Dre b 200 shf-h BR/2BA Grlou, H ean E tennis courts, exercise room, barbecue grills in common areas, gated coNmunia
Remodeled beach house with ceramic e throughout. Enjoy the sunrise or sun- y, clubhouse and playground. Washer/Dryer, lawn care, pst control, trash &
set watching the waves roll in. Full master bath, Dining in living/great Assoiation fees are induded in rent. $900
room/family room, breakfast room, ceramic tile. mini and metal blinds. 1 car
garage $1100 2705 Dolphin Avenue, Unit i2A (Ocean View Villas)- 2535 a.f
S895210 Woodberry Lane (ise Preserve at Summer Beach) 23560 f. 3BR/3.SBA Full master bath with separate shower and tub, double sinks, car
* 85210 Woodberry Lane ltte Preserve at Summer BeRch) 2560 ,.f. Wo od-burp inglsroe livered pa ylo/deck with
short distance to the beach; just north of the Ritz Carlton, Home 4BJR4BA pet & cermic tle, wood-burning st ove covered patio/deck usah beautiful ocean
Large Master Bathroom with garden tub and shower. Second bedroom has own "view Available September Ist $19a5
bath: 3rd bathroom for guests and bedroom. 4lth bathroom in bonus room, 2741 Forest Ridge Drive, Unit 1-1 (orC t Ridge Condominiums) 2BRL'ZB.
mother inlaw saule Tor oc hp ty orstgeb pnt oso room Gated neLghborhood Two Master bathrooms, each with tub and shower, dining n farmly room
with comuunoty pool. Replace n famiy rodm open to kitchen Living room pen kitchen with lose pntry, carpet, ceramic tile and vinyl, mini blinds, co,
and dining room. 2-car garage, screened porch overlooks lake. Sprinkler system. ered patio/deck. Clubhouse, tennis courts and community pool. $895
Washer/Drer on second level. $1900 23615 Bahama Point (Amelia Lakes) 1181 .f 2BR/2BA Deluxe floor
* 18 Harriaon Creek (The Plantation) 11,000 s.f., 5BRSBA/Z half BA. plan. Wood.burning fireplace in large living room, fully loaded kitchen with
Custom built hornm overlooking the marsh and Amelia River. Pool, outdoor fre- full szedi pantry Dimnng area jt outride kitchen, screened-in porch off ving
place, patio living area, boat dock w/ lift, and 41 ar garage. Professional kitchen, room overlooking lake and natural area. Cling fans in each benroonm.
granite countertops, two laundry rooms. Master suite on mati level. Three BR Clubhouse with work out area, tennis courts, community pool and car care cc-
suites plus recreation rodm & study upstairs Private in-law suite. Call for ter. $925
pricing. COMMERCIAL RENTALS
* 2123 Ciera Lane (The Arbors Subdivision) 1503sf 3BR/2BA Large Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500 s.f will divide and build
kitchen with closet pantry, irrigation system and 2-car garage Available to tenant's specs
September 1ot $1250 Atlantic Ave @ 14th 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
* 1863 W. Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park) 2539sf 3BR2 5BA Wood 502 Centre St (Mawx-ell Bldg) mdividual offices
frame two story with two Master baths and partialbath. formal dining area. eat Centre Street & 4th (Swan Bidg) individuall offices
in kitchen, kitchen island and closet pantry fireplace, upgraded granite coun-
tertops, cabinets & fixtures Community playground and picnic area 2- 1799 US HWY 17 car- 1196sconercl buldng. l,300/mo.
garage Associaton fees are Included. $2300 Sadler Road Commercial Building 625 sfbudding on 1 acre lot. $1,500
BUSINESS IS GOOD! If you are interested in renting your property contact our
professional property managers 904-277-6597
$325.000 322 Ocean Park
2BR/2BA Beautiful Ocean Views
Nip Galphin 277-6597
* Lanceford Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #45603
Brad Goble 261-6166
* Barringlon Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502
Brad Goble 261-6166
$385,000-1651 S. Flelcher
Nip Galphin 277-6597
$117,500 Amelia Woods #803 (MLS#53740)
2BR 2 BA -Communily Pool & Tennis Courts
Regina Sluder- 277-6597
* Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502 -
S Brad Goble -261-6166
* S. Ffelcher Lot 50 X 100 $425,000- Brad Goble 261-6166
* Deep Water Lot, Capt Point. $354,000 #52647 -
/ Brad Goble 261-6166
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City Apartments with
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Apartments Sat. /Sun. by Appt.
4BR/3BA SINGLE FAMILY near
beach in quiet cul-de-sac. Large 2 car
garage w/storage All modem appliances,
breakfast area, Pergo wood floors,
fireplace, large deck & BBQ area, fenced
private lot. $1685/mo. (landscaping not
inl) Avail Sept 1st. Pets ok. Write to
mmcoown5(Bvahoo.com with phone #.
Virtual tour avail.
2BR/1BA DUPLEX at 1524 Stewart
Ave. near American Beach. CH/A, W/D
conn., apples ceiling fans, mini blinds &
tile floors. $650/mo. (404)661-2706
3BR/2BA Large upper duplex across
road from beach. Available mid August.
$1300 includes W/D, carport, storage
3BR/2BA On 1 acre in Yulee. Pets
ok. $975. Call Phil (904)556-9140.
YULEE, 86074 PEEPLES RD near
A1A. 3/2, cent. air, laundry room,
Bright and clean! 2-story. Go look.
$795/mo. Call (904)607-3121.
4BR/ 2BA 2000 Sq. ft. home on
water. NassaLu Lakes, fenced backyard.
Stainless appliances, fireplace, window
blinds, ceiling fans, $1,000 down,
FOR RENT 3BR/1BA home, floating
dock, deep water, new carpet, freshly
painted. First Coast Realty, Inc.
PINEY ISLAND 4BR/3BA on
secluded waterfront acre and a half.
$1550/mo. Call (904)753-1057.
CALLAHAN 2280 SQ FT 4/2 home
built in '03. Lv. rm, den, F/P, mom. rm,
& dream kitchen on 2 IT acre completely
shaded lot. Will consider owner finance
at $780/mo. (904)589-9585
FOR RENT 2945 Amelia Rd. 3BR/
2BA, scr. back porch, 5 decks, unique,
very private mid Island, appl's, FP,
water softener, sprinkler syst. Great
cond. $1200/mo. + dep. (904)206-
861 Vacation Rentals
VACATION CHALET in N. Carolina
Mountains. River overlook, cozy, well
furnished, majestic views. Peaceful.
$495 a week. Call (904)757-5416.
OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA and 2BR/1BA.
Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.
BUSINESS SUITE (approximately
1200 sq. ft.) located at 5174 1st Coast
Highway, Fernandina Beach, FL. For
leasing Information, contact Tom
Swinson at (904)556-6162.
LOWEST PRICED / BEST DEAL
COMMERCIAL SPACE on Island!
GUARANTEED! Includes FREE Internet
and Fax Service! Only 3 Spaces
Remain: 1008, 1018 & 1400 sq. ft.
TWO-ROOM OFFICE SUITE above
Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-150sf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia Insurance. (904)557-5644
GATEWAY TO AMELIA OFFICE
SUITES no long term commitment,
move in today. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty (904)261-2770.
PRIME RETAIL SPACE Approx.
1000sf next to Red Otter. Excellent
visibility and traffic How. Light & freshly
painted. $14 PSF. (904)583-2779.
LOWEST SHOPPING CTR RATES IN
NASSAU CO. 1,500 SF on up. 626
S. 8th St. High visibility & low rates.
Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal Realty (904)
DEERWALK UNITS 474380 SR 200,
Buildings 1 & 2. 1250 sq. ft. ADA
restrooms, office/retail space
w/warehouse. Water/sewer/garbage inc.
Call Dave Turner 277-3942. Units start at
$1250 + tax per month w/year lease.