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FRIDAY August26.2011/18 PAGEs 2 SECTIONS fbnewsleadercom

County pays thousands to 1
News Leader
Planning and Zoning Board Chair Tom Ford
Nassau County Commissioners received$1,800 in stipends and$981.20 in
voted 4-1 Monday to continue paying
thousands of dollars in stipends for travel reimbursement infiscal2009-10.
members of the Planning and Zoning
Board and Conditional Use and
Variance Board. forth and extensive use of board mem- members of the two boards, the only
Commissioner Steve Kelley voted bers' personal vehicles provided rea- county board members who are paid
against restoring the stipends to the sons to restore the "measly little 50 for their service.
2011-12 county budget which cost cents or whatever it was" stipends. "Maybe I was misunderstood
$26,100 a year by County Manager "It's hard enough to find people to then," Boatright said. "Whenever it
Ted Selby's estimation- on grounds of serve," he added. was cut out, I was told it was the
fiscal responsibility. Selby's proposed But Boatright was mistaken gas mileage."
budget had cut the stipends. mileage had not been cut. Kelley said he agreed with com-
"Is there a funding source for the Prompted by Kelley's questions, pensating individuals for mileage, but
$26,100 or are we talking about taking Selby clarified that all board members could not support paying stipends to
that out of reserve just to put this back continue to receive 50 cents per mile individuals who serve voluntarily on
in the budget?" Kelley asked. to offset fuel costs for their travel to boards.
Championing the cause to restore and from board meetings. The "We're asking people to volunteer
stipends, Commission Chair Walter stipends under discussion referred to to serve this board as well as this coun-
Boatright argued that trips back and $75 per meeting given to individual .ty, and they should well receive their

mileage compensation," said Kelley.
"The stipend is total something dif-
Despite the confusion,
Commissioner Stacy Johnson was in
favor of paying the stipends, citing the
extensive work the Planning and
Zoning Board performed on the
recently updated 2030 Comprehensive
Plan. Numerous meetings were held
in 2008 and 2009 as the county pre-
pared a Vision 2032 plan and then in
2009 and 2010 as it updated the
Comprehensive Plan to reflect those
"We required a lot of them and had
a lot of additional meetings," said
Johnson. "I think it's like almost a slap
in the face to have them do all that
work for us and then we pulled it out
from them."
Commissioner Danny Leeper con-
curred, weighing the costs of in-kind

labor provided by volunteers against
the costs of hiring outside consult-
ants, which he said would have cost
the county "a lot more money."
"I think we capitalized on their
expertise in a great way," Leeper
A consulting firm, MGT of
America, was hired to assist in the
Vision 2032 process in 2008 and 2009.
Commissioner Barry Holloway was
in favor of reinstating the stipends
with one caveat give stipends to
members of all boards serving the
"I'm not in opposition to it," said
Holloway. "Look, I was on the original
Conditional Use and Variance Board
so I was given the stipend, which was
nice to have mileage from Bryceville
to do that. I'll support it, but my only
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A group of local homeowners and
business owners has brought a class-
action lawsuit against the city for recov-
ery of what are called illegal impact
fees totaling at least $1.6 million.
The suit was brought after city offi-
cials asked loI Il restaurant owners
last November to pay $534 for each
additional "seat" they had added to
their establishments- since 2003. If
restaurant owners had complied, the
city would 'have collected nearly
$800,000 in fees, but owners com-
plained the count was incorrect and
that impact fees were meant to be
related to measurable community
According to the complaint filed
Wednesday in the Fourth Judicial
Circuit Court by lead attorney Michael
Tanner and local attorney Clinch
Kavanaugh, the plaintiffs are seeking
monetary damages in the form of the
return of "unlawfully collected impact
fees, with interest thereon, into a com-
mon fund."
Joanne Conlon, a local homeowner,
is named as the lead plaintiff and there
are approximately 700 additional plain-
tiffs, including both homeowners and
business owners, in the class.

Four roseate spoonbills rest on a dead tree in Egans Creek. WAYNEHOWARD/FORME NEWS-LEADER

On 911anniversary,

a message ofhope'

First Baptist Church of Fernandina
Beach will host a special service
Sunday, Sept. 11 marking the 10th
anniversary of the tragedy that has
claimed more than 3,000 lives and
shook so many more.
Pastor Steve Buchanan said the
service, which caters to all denomi-
nations, aims to revitalize attendees
with a "message of hope."
With the economic recession and
the inability of federal government
leaders to cooperate, Buchanan said
it is easy to dismiss the country's out-
look as "hopeless." But he said these
issues are not cause for despair.
"America is not a nation that is lost
as long as we turn our faces back
towards who our hope is, and our
hope is in God," said Buchanan.
The service, he noted, is less about
memorializing the tragedy and more
about acknowledging the prevalence
of hope.
"What we're trying to do in this
service is not so much emphasize the
patriotism as much as our God-
ordained heritage," he added.
The service, Buchanan said, will
promote three tenets: remembering
our heritage, remembering our

9A1 services
First Baptist Church of Femandina Beach, 1600 S. Eighth St., will
hold a special service, "Amenca: We Must Not Forget," at 10:15 a.m. on
Sunday, Sept. 11 in the main worship center to mark the 10th anniver-
sary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. Visitfbfirst.com or call
261-3617 for information. All denominations are welcome.
Blackrock Baptist Church, 96362 Blackrock Road, Yulee, invites
everyone to participate in its 10-year anniversary remembrance tribute
to those killed on September 11.
It will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The church will
honor local heroes past and present from fire-rescue, law enforcement,
air medical services and those who have served or are currently serving
in the military
Fire and rescue units, police units and the Trauma One helicopter will
be on display in the south parking lot.
Pastor Fank Camarotti will be guest speaker for this service. Call
the church office at 261-6220 for information.

heroes and remembering our hope. It
will feature songs from the musical,
"America: We Must Not Forget."
The service's program includes
taped interviews of individuals affect-
ed by the incident, including a police
officer serving in the rescue efforts at
Ground Zero, a woman whose father
was trapped in the oorld Trade
Center and a woman working in the
Pentagon at the time of the attacks.
Buchanan recalled how church
attendance swelled in the aftermath of

the tragedy, but deflated in the fol-
lowing weeks.
"On the Sunday after 9/11 church-
es across America were packed," he
said. "Not just Baptist churches, every
denomination. People were packing
the churches because they were in
panic mode."
Afterward, Buchanan noted, peo-
ple went back to business as usual -
the only lasting effects of the incident
9/11 Continued on 3A

Lawsuit: City

impact fees

were illegal

The suit contends
$1.6 million was
collected illegally.

The lawsuit states the plaintiffs paid
more than $1.6 million in impact fees
between 2003 and 2009, "but said
funds have not been used to 'expand
the Water Utility facilities in order to
accommodate growth."
The complaint also states the city
illegally collected the impact fees
because it concealed the fact that the
fees would not be used to expand util-
ities for new customers, but rather
used for other purposes.
The city purchased Florida Public
Utility's water assets in 2002 for $18
million and agreed to pay an additional
$7.5 million for "futures" payments
over seven years for new water utility
customers added after the sale, accord-
ing to the lawsuit.
The city had not paid the entire
"futures" payment by 2009, the com-
plaint states, so took it out a bond for
$5.1 million in 2010, which was paid to
FPU in full satisfaction of the "futures"
FEES Continued on 3A

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Hurricane Irene was
far off the Florida coast
with rain, high tides, b
and danger for swimmer
possible today on Ameli
The chance of rain w
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today. That could dampen
barbecue enthusiasts
Southern Tailgate Coo
Waves could reach
feet, and swimmers,
boaters were urged to s
water or use extreme
flag warnings could pe
weekend as the storm,'
about 200 miles off the
today, leaves high tides
Beachgoers might f
more pleasant than to
northeast winds could b
Irene, a Category 3 st

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r mph winds on Thursday, was raising
concern up the coast to and ihclud-
moving north ing New York City, where newspapers
on'Thursday, warned of the dangers of "Mean
each erosion Irene," and New England.
rs and boaters A hurricane watch has been issued
a Island. for the North Carolina coast from
as forecast at north of Surf city to the Virginia bor-
sonville area der, the National Weather Service said
n the spirits of Thursday morning. The storm could
at the Great come ashore in North Carolina or
koff at Main could cause significant damage to bar-
rier islands there, and evacuation
as high as 12 orders have been issued in that state.
surfers and A tropical storm watch has been
tay out of the issued from Edisto Beach, S.C., to Surf
caution. Red- City, N.C., meaning residents there
rsist into the should remain wary.
which will be Another tropical depression, not
Florida coast yet named, has formed in the eastern
in its wake. Atlantic as the 2011 hurricane season
ind Saturday begins to get active.
day, though For more information on how to
e irksome. prepare for a hurricane, visit
orm with 115 www.Ready.gov.

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FRIDAY. ALGLST 26. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

Fernandina library wins coveted grant

DAWN BOSTWICK library to participate in a limit- Anniversaries, edited by War, a reading and discussion
For the News-Leader ed discussion series during Edward Avers. Book discussion series, has been made possible
the sesquicentennial program- meetings are scheduled for through a grant from the
The American Library ming taking place in our com- Thursdays, from 7-8:30 p.m. at National Endowment for the
Association is a distributor for munity, the Fernandina Beach library Humanities and the American
dozens of grants, literally. In Dr. Roberta Alexander on Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, Library Association; 175
1982 they created their own (Bobbie) Fost will lead us 15 and 29. For a complete agen- libraries applied nationwide, but
grant series called Let's Talk through this five-part book dis- da see the library's website at only 65 projects were funded.
About It. The program focuses cussion; exploring the war www.nassaureads.com. A special thank you to the
on reading a series of books through works of literature, phi- Each participant will receive Friends of the Fernandina
selected by a nationally known losophy and speeches, a complimentary set of the Library for partnering with us
scholar and discussing them in Alexander has an M.A. in books, a series of resource during this project! The Friends
the context of a larger over- American History and a Ph.D. guides developed by library will provide $1,500 for new
reaching theme, in Civil War and Reconstruction, staff on related reading materi- books and promotional supplies.
This year the theme is Antebellum South and Ethnic als and events, bookmarks from And thank you to Fort Clinch,
Making Sense of the American and Race Relations. ALA and a specially designed our state park, for partnering
Civil War. What better time to We will read the following insulated lunch box. Seating is with the library for the first time
gain insight and understanding books: March by Geraldine limited. Please register at to make this program possible!
of this pivotal point in American Brooks, Crossroads to libraryinfo@nassaucountyfl.co Watch for the billboards adver-
history than during the 150th Freedom: Antietam by James m or by calling the library at tising this special grant event!
anniversary? This grant of McPherson, and America's War. 277-7365. Dawn Bostwick is the director
$3,000 will enable the Talking About the Civil War and Let's Talk About It: Making of the Nassau County Public
Fernandina Beach branch Emancipation on Their 150th Sense of the American Civil Library System.


Evelyn Farmer Fields
Evelyn Farmer Fields, age
84, died in Las Vegas, Nevada,
on Sunday, August 21,2011, fol-
lowing a courageous battle with
She was born January 29,
1927, in Lynchburg, Virginia,
to the late William and Belle
Farrar Farmer. She graduated
from Newport News High
School as a member of the
National Honor Society. On
August7, 1942,
she was united
in marriage to
Paul Henry
Fields, Jr.
worked as a
secretary in the
Richmond, Virginia, office of
the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, and then trans-
ferred in 1948 to the office of the
Director; J. Edgar Hoover, in
Washington, D.C. Evelyn's hus-
band, Paul, became an FBI
agent in 1951 and retired in 1972
as Special Agent in Charge of
the Cincinnati office.
After the birth of their son,
Paul I I, in 1956, Evelyn left the
employ of the FBI to become a
devoted mother and home-
maker. During this time, the
family lived in Washington,
D.C., Albuquerque, Boston,
Milwaukee, Honolulu, Phoenix,
and Cincinnati. Her husband's
later work with the Proctor &
Gamble Company enabled her
to accompany him worldwide,
and led to a lifelong love of trav-
Following the death of her
husband in 1981, Evelyn lived
first in Newport News before
moving to Fernandina Beach,
Florida, where she worked as
an office manager for C. Brett
Carter and Robert Fisher. The
years spent in Fernandina
Beach were among the happiest
of her life. In 2005, Evelyn
retired to live with her son, Paul
and his wife, Karen, in San
Antonio, Texas, subsequently
moving with them to Houston
and then Las Vegas.

Evelyn is survived by her
son, Paul Henry Fields III, his
wife, Karen Keyse Fields, M.D.,
and one grandson, Michael
Fisher Fields, all of Las Vegas,
Nevada; and one sister, Jeanne
Maxwell, of Richmond, Virginia.
In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her
sister, Belle Parsons, of
Franklin, Virginia.
Interment will take place at
a later time at Spring Grove
Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Memorial gifts in honor of
Evelyn may be made to the
Former Agents of the FBI
Fouridation, 3717 Fettler Park
Drive, Dumfries, VA 22025

Jesslyn Riker King
'Jesslyn Riker King, 82,
beloved, wife, "Mom," and
Grammy, went home to be with
her Lord on August 22, 2011.
Jesslyn Francis Riker was
born on August 24, 1928 to
Ethel May Thompson Riker and
Clinton Wesley Riker in
Palmetto, FL, the only girl
among five brothers.
On February 25th, 1951 she
married Richard L. "Dick" King,
in Palmetto,
FL, wearing a
stunning wed-
ding gown she
had sewn her-
self. "Mom"
would go on to
make three
more wedding gowns for her
daughter, and her daughters-in-
law, each with the patience and
perfection for which she was
known and loved.
After living in Palmetto, FL,
Mineral Wells, TX, Lake City,
FL, and Gainesville, FL, Dick
and Jesslyn finally settled in
Fernandina Beach where Dick
retired as the Nassau County
Road Engineer, and Jesslyn
retired as the Office Manager at
Humphreys Memorial Hospital,
which is now Baptist Hospital in
Nassau County.
Mom was an active member
of 1st Baptist Church of

Renovations begun a year earlier at
Humphreys Memorial Hospital neared comple-
August 24, 1961

A high-speed chase through Fernandina
Beach, over the Shave Bridge to O'Neal ended
with a sheriff's patrol car destroyed and one man
under arrest. August 28, 1986

Police arrested an 18-year-old Fernandina
Beach man on suspicion of murder in the death of
downtown resident Antonia Gerald.
August 24, 2001

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Community News:
Monday, 5p.m.
Letters to the editor:
Monday, 12 p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places:
Thursday, 3 p.m.

CNI "copora

Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m."
Classified Display: Friday, 3 p.m.
Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
Classified Ads: Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
Classified Display: Tuesday, 5 p.m.
Retail Advertising: Tuesday, 3 p.m.
* Monday holidays will move the
Classified deadline to Friday at 5 p.m.

Fernandina Beach, originally
located on Alachua Street, and
The Fernandina Beach High
School Booster Club. She was
not only a mother to her own
children, but to many young
people as she called them -
that she always enjoyed.
Jesslyn's early retirement
years were spent with Dick in
the mountains of Waynesville,
NC, at their mountain home,
collecting and buying antiques
for their shop which gave her
such pride. In later years her
family was blessed to have her
close, and she was able to do
what she loved best; take careof
Dick, her house, and be a
"Grammy" to her twelve grand-
children, and five great-grand-
Jesslyn was preceded in
death by an infant son, Ricky;
brothers, Everette Wayne,
Lewis, and Donald. She is sur-
vived by her husband of sixty
years, Richard 'Dick" King; son,
Ron (Susi); son, Gary
(Barbara); daughter, Angelyn
"Kay Kay" (Dave); and broth-
ers David and Leland Riker.
She was a determined
woman of strong Christian faith,
a proper Southern lady, a loving
wife, a wonderful mother, and
the very best Grammy in the
world, and she will truly be
Visitation will be held from 6-
8 pm on Sunday, August 28th in
Hardage-Giddens Funeral
Home of Mandarin. A
Graveside Service will be held
at 10:30 am on Monday, August
29th in the Jacksonville National
Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd,
Jacksonville, FL 32218, with
Pastor Randy Hale as Officiant.
Hardage,-Giddens Funeral Home

Frederick Snell
Mr. George Frederick
"Fred" Snell, age 78, died at
home in Saint Augustine,
Florida, on Wednesday, August
24, 2011, after a long battle with
Parkinson's and Shy-Drager
Syndrome. Fred went home to
be with his
Father with his
family by his

December 19,
1933, in
Daytona Beach, Florida, Fred
grew up on the beaches of
Daytona with his older brother
Walter "Skip" Snell before
attending the University of
Florida in Gainesville. Fred
joined the ROTC, and in 1954 he
graduated with a Bachelor's
Degree from the UF School of
Forestry. On March 27, 1955
he married Betty Ann Corbett of
Fernandina Beach, Florida.
Shortly thereafter, the couple
began their married life in
Manheim, Germany, where

Fred, a Lieutenant in the U.S.
Army, was stationed for close
to three years. Upon his return
to the States, he served as a
National Guard Reservist before
being honorably discharged as
a Captain in 1968.
After serving his country,
Fred worked as, a forester for
Container Corporation for 38
years before retiring in May of
1995. He was actively involved
in his church, Community Bible
Church, where he taught
Sunday School, sang in the
choir and served as a Deacon,
as well as Chairman of the
Missions Committee. A man of
deep faith who was committed
to sharing God's word, Fred
devoted many years to working
with Gideon's International. An
avid outdoorsman, Fred was a
founding member of the Tank
Lake Hunt Club in Bunnell, as
well as other hunting clubs in
the region.
Fred's life was characterized
by generosity, integrity and an
unwavering commitment to
family, friends and his faith in
Jesus, his Savior. No stranger
ever passed through the doors
of "Miss Ann" and "Mr. Fred's"
home, and no one ever left with-
out feeling part of the family.
The support of Community.
Hospice and wonderful care-
givers allowed the family to ful-
fill Fred's wish of spending his
final days on earth at home..
He died peacefully with the
glorious river view out his win-
Survivors include his
beloved wife of 56 years, Ann
Corbett Snell, his daughters,
Nancy Snell and Jennie Snell,
his son Tracy Snell (Lynette),
and two grandchildren Molly &
TJ, all of Saint Augustine. Fred
is also survived by his brother
Walter "Skip" Snell (Audrey) of
Daytona Beach, Florida, as well
as nieces, nephews, and grand-
nieces & -nephews. He was pre-
ceded in death by his parents,
Walter & Alma Snell.
Services will be held at 1:00
p.m. on Saturday at Community
Bible Church, 3150 U.S.
Highway 1 South, in St.
Augustine. Private interment
services at Jacksonville National
Cemetery will be held at a later
date. A visitation will be held
from 5 to 7 p.m. today at St.
John's Family Funeral Home.
Flowers are gratefully
accepted, or donations in Fred's
memory may be made to
Gideon's International at the
service or may be mailed to
Gideon's International, PO Box
2205, St. Augustine, FL 32085.
St. Johns Family Funeral Home
St. Augustine


Dorothy "Moma Dot"
Watson, 84, died on Aug. 21,
2011 in Orange Park.
Jacksonville Memory Gardens


Gun courses
Gary W. Belson Associates
Inc. offers gun courses at the
Range & Educational Training
Center in Nassau County. A
Concealed Weapon License
Course will be offered today
and Aug. 30 at 6:15 p.m., Sept.
4 at 2 p.m. and Sept. 9 at 5:30
p.m. A Basic with Defensive
Tactics'Course will be offered
Sept. 3 and 17 at 7:45 a.m. For
information contact Belson at
491-8358, 476-2037 or gbel-
son@bellsouth.net. Visit
Fill the boots
Members of the
Fernandina Beach Local
#2836 will fill their fire boots
with donations to benefit the
Muscular Dystrophy
Association (MDA) at Sadler
and 14th Street today. Over
the past seven years the fire-

fighters 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 neuromuscular
* *
Members of the Nassau
County Career and Volunteer
Fire Departments will hit the
streets to fill their fire boots
with donations to benefit the
Muscular Dystrophy
Association at SR 200 and US
17, US 1 and 301 and Arrigo
and SR200 Sept. 2-5.
For information about the
"Fill the Boot" campaign or
MDA, contact Iauren
Herringdine at the
Jacksonville East District
office at (904) 296-7434, or
visit www.mda.org.



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All the signs are pointing to it the Fernandina Beach
High School Class of 1976 will celebrate its 35-year
reunion on Saturday at the Fernandina Beach Golf
Club at 2800 Bill Melton Road beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The bicentennial Class of 1976 was the only high
school class to proudly adorn the patriotic red, white
and blue tassels. Welcome home Pirates.

8 weeks to healthy heart

The University of
Florida/Nassau County
Extension Service is offering
"Healthy Heart," a program
to empower you to prevent
heart disease or reduce your
risks for heart disease.
Each week a different topic
will be covered. Topics range
from identifying your person-
al risk factors for heart dis-
,ease to how to make healthy
dietary changes. Increasing
physical activity is a key com-
ponent in reducing heart dis-
ease, so every week will
include muscle strengthening
exercises for 45 minutes, fol-
lowed by aerobic walking for
20 minutes for the first four
weeks and then to 40 minutes
of walking for the remaining

five weeks. Participants will
be encouraged to proceed at
their pace and to gradually
build their strength and
endurance. All you need are
comfortable clothes, com-
fortable shoes, 2-pound hand
held weights and the motiva-
tion to make some changes.
The fee for this program
is $40 $35 for seniors. You
will be provided a pedometer,
water and will participate in
food sampling sessions. This
program will begin Sept. 6 and
end Nov. 15, meeting once a
week on Tuesdays from 9:30-
11:30 a:m. at the Fernandina
Beach Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center auditorium.
To ..register contact Meg
McAlpine at 491-7340.

Theater workshop for kids

Amelia Community
Theatre will hold a workshop
for children and auditions for
children and adults for the
family classic "A Christmas
The free workshop, for chil-
dren ages 6 13, is from 10
a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10 in the
Studio Theatre, 209 Cedar St.
A parent should plan to attend
also. At the workshop, chil-
dren will learn about the play
and the audition process and
will participate in some the-
atrical exercises. Parents will
have the opportunity to learn
about the rehearsal schedule
and time commitment need-
ed for participation in a main-
stage production.. Children
may audition for this show
without attending the work-

Auditions for the show will
be at 2 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 3
p.m. Sept. 18 in the Studio
Theatre. Two men, two
women, five boys and two girls
are needed for the cast, plus
four children will be cast as
extras for the group scenes.
Those auditioning will read
from the script in an individual,
closed audition. Children will
`.isko be asked to demonstrate
various facial expressions.
Complete details about the
-auditions and the characters
in the play can be found at the
theater website, www.amelia-
communitytheatre.org. Toni
D'Amico is the director, and
performances are Dec. 1-3, 8-
11, 15-17.
For more information, or
to check out a perusal script,
call the theater at 261-6749.

Grief workshop Sept. 24

Community Hospice of
liortheast Florida will hold a
"New Grief: Good Grief' work-
shop 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. Attendees learn to identi-
fy physical and emotional
reactions to the loss; ways to
alleviate grief-related stress;
the difference between grief
and depression and become
familiar with the healing
process. To register call Marci
Moss, bereavement program
coordinator, at (904) 407-6355.

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What thecountypaid
Nassau County paid the following stipends and travel reimbursements for gas mileage to mem-
bers of the Planning and Zoning and Conditional Use and Variance boards in fiscal year 2009-
10. In 2010, the planning board held more meetings than usual to prepare the 2030
Comprehensive Plan, which increased the amount of gas mileage paid, but not stipends, which
are limited to $150 a month, according to county Growth Management Director Walter Fufidio.
This information was compiled by the News-Leaderupon receipt of data from a public informa-
tion request.
Planning & Zoning .....................Stipends ................... Gas Mileage
Christal Fish ... ... ................. $1800.00 ....................... $196.35
Robert Gene Bennett .............. ... .. .$1859.55 .......................$1237.35
Sharl Wood ...... .................. $1800.00 .................. ...$257.40
Thomas R. Ford ........................$1800.00 ........................ $981.20
Patrick Keogh .............. .......... .$1200.00 ................... ... $205.70
John Stack ........................... $1800.00 ........................ $583.00
Orville J. Gray, Jr. .. ..... .............. $1200.00 ........... ............$161.70
Dennis Jasinsky ... .................. . $1800.00 ................. ..... $348.70
WayneAmrold ......................... $1500.00...................... $140.80
W Scott Murray Sr. ............... ...... .$1800.00 ...................... .$212.85
Jeanne Scott ........... ..... . . . ..$1357.85 ................... ..... $773.75
Robert Rives ................. ... ... .$450.00 ... .................... .$52.80
Total .......................$18,367.40 .......................$5,180.70
Conditional Use & Variance .............tipends .................Gas Mileage
Emmitt Coakley ......................... $750.00 ........................ $209.00
Teresa M. Burch ................... ..... .$675.00 ................... ..... $86.90
Sidney "Shop" Brock ......................$750.00 ........................$297.00
V. Kathlee Zetterower ............. ..$750.00 ................... .......$22.00
John Van Delinder ............ ........... $675.00 ........................ $247.50
Larry Williams ..... ......... ...... $375.00 ........ $31.57
Orlando Avila ................ .. .$375 00 ............. $1210
Total ......................... $4,350.00 ...................... $906.07

Continued from 1A
question is we have other
boards also that we ask people
to serve on, how do we deter-
mine which one has more pri-
ority than the other one? That's
my only concern about it."
Despite Holloway's persist-
ence, his suggestion failed to
find support. Leeper opposed
it outright.
"I wouldn't be in favor of
adding any additional boards at
this time," he said. "But I would
have no problem reinstating
what we once had because I

Continued from 1A
payment, according to the com-
City representatives dis-
closed in December that the
"futures" payments and impact
fees "were to pay for existing
indebtedness and not to expand
or improve the capacity of the
water utility to accommodate
new customers," according to
the complaint.
The water utility could
accommodate new customers
"without the need to construct
additional infrastructure or facil-
ities because the utility had
excess capacity at the time of
the contract," the complaint
According to the lawsuit, the
city "knowingly and intention-
ally excluded all references to
the 'futures' payments in its pub-
lic notices in order to conceal
the payments to the public."
Last year, after an audit of
restaurant seats, the city
claimed the Surf Restaurant &
Bar on South Fletcher Avenue
owed about $93,000 for 174
additional seats that were never
reported. Sliders Seaside Grill
owed nearly $56,000 and the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club,


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think we're asking an awful lot
and have asked an awful lot of
individual members of this com-
munity to come forward and
take action and bring us rec-
ommendations so that we can
act on them to benefit'Nassau
County... I think it's only fair to
slightly, if you will, compensate
those that's coming forward
and taking valuable time away
from their jobs and their family
to do the work that this board
cannot do."
The stipends and gas
mileage reimbursements for
these boards apparently have
been paid for years. County

which is owned by the city, had
86 additional seats and owed
nearly $46,000.
City Manager Michael
Czymbor said at the time that
the seating audit was prompted
by some local restaurant own-
ers who expressed concern
about seating rules and regula-
tions not being uniformly fol-
lowed by all businesses. He did

9/11 Continued from 1A
amounted to the Transportation
Security Administration's;
heightened security measures;
at U.S. airports.
Buchanan said the service,
which will offer traditional and
contemporary prayer, could

commissioners once got travel
reimbursement for driving to
and from regular meetings, but
no longer.
Boatright and Holloway
repaid the county thousands of
dollars in March after an inter-
nal audit revealed commission-
ers had been reimbursed
improperly for travel expenses.
Boatright paid the .county
$1,729.64, while Holloway paid
$4,519.90. The payments came
after an audit by the Clerk of
Court's Office found that the
county had been paying non-
reimbursable expenses for

not specify who made the com-
After protest by restaurant
owners as to the city's method
of counting seats, Czymbor
ordered another audit, which
is continuing.
City Attorney Tammi Bach
could not be reached Thursday
for comment on the lawsuit. .

invite controversy, but he has
just one expectation.
'The only thing I expect on
that day isifor the people of First
Baptist Church to turn theit-
hearts towards theii- hope,
which is God and God alone,"
said Buchanan.

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Hername was Dora

For the News Leader
Her name was Dora and she was not a very
nice lady. It was the afternoon of Sept. 9, 1964,
and it had been another great summer at the
beach in Fernandina. As usual, the end of sum-
mer vacation had been announced by Labor
Day, and I was preparing for my junior year at
the University of Georgia. Then I met her. That
meeting was unexpected, and she turned out to
be a dangerous woman.
Hurricane Dora was headed for Northeast
Florida! In those days, people didn't evacuate
the island when a big storm approached, so
most locals were poised to ride it out at home.
So it was with the Ewing family of South 17th
Street, a location far enough inland that we felt
safe from the approaching fury of Dora that fell
upon us almost 47 years ago.
Our generation had heard about the big
hurricane of 1898 that ravaged old Fernandina,
destroying the oceanfront Strathmore Hotel
and even demolished the train depot down-
town. But we had never experienced a hurri-
cane up close and personal, so many of the
young people here anxiously anticipated the
excitement generated by the approaching big
My dad was working shutdown the night the
storm made landfall. Like many other locals, my
mom and I were at home in the dark when we
lost our electricity. We listened inside our dark
house to a battery-operated radio as water pelt-
ed our outside walls and we heard the cracking
of tree limbs and trees outside. Out of boredom,
I even played the piano by candlelight until I
finally got to sleep early the next morning as the
storm finally subsided.
The morning after the storm, I was able to
get outside and see the destruction, which was
significant all over the island. Although the eye
of Hurricane Dora (a Category 3 hurricane)

A gravel road east ofNorth
FletcherAvenue had been
washed away. along with nearly
a dozen homes. Parts ofthose
homes, along with other debris,
were scattered along the road.

actually came ashore south of Jacksonville, the
violent winds and storm surge were heaviest
north of the eye, so our beach took a severe
pounding from the storm.
In our mid-island neighborhood, trees and
limbs were down everywhere, shingles were
strewn all over town, and as you approached the
ocean, you began to realize the sheer devasta-
tion that can be caused by the force of a major
hurricane. Standing water several feet deep
made crossing Egans Creek at Atlantic Avenue
impossible by car. A gravel road east of North
Fletcher Avenue had been washed away, along
with nearly a dozen homes. Parts of those
homes along with other debris were scattered
along the road. South Fletcher was not hit quite
as hard, but a section had been washed out
near the oceanfront log cabin.
Dora taught me a lesson of respect. A few
years ago, when another large hurricane
approached our island, my mom and I were
among the first to evacuate the island. Although
this storm missed Northeast Florida and head-
ed up the coast, we didn't want to take the
chance of reliving that September day in 1964.
Almost 47 years ago, that merciless lady named
Dora had taught us not to take nature's fury for
This appeared originally in Jim Ewing's mem-
oir, "Remembering Fernandina." It is repub-
lished with his permission.


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Is that a bear?No, Espy!

At 18 months old, Jim and
Carol Miller's dog Espy has
occasionally been mistaken for
a bear.
Described by his people as
"a laid back companion who
travels well and makes friends
easily," the 120-pound Bouvier
des Flanders definitely fits the
description "gentle giant."
Since his human compan-
ions are retired, Espy spends
most of his mornings walking in
downtown Fernandina.
"Wherever we go, he draws
a crowd," said Jim Miller. "He's
probably the most photo-
graphed dog in town."
Espy is a well-known visitor
to many pet-friendly businesses
in Fernandina such as Happy
Tomato, Arte's Pizza, Brett's
Waterway Cafe, the Green
Turtle and Indigo Alley.
He knows all the good treat
locations, like Bijoux Amelia
where he visits with his little
buddy, Finnegan the Yorkie.
These hot days, its good to
know where a cool drink of
water can be found and Espy
laps it up at Amelia's Fine
Jewelry, Wadsworth's, 29 South
Eats, Kelley's and Centre Street
Vhen 'not making his
Sounds on Centre Street, Espy
loves to swim in the pool at the
Nassau Humane Society Dog
Park or walk and play on the
'"So far he has only ventured
into the ocean up to his chest,
but he is learning to play in the
waves and would love to be free
to rtn on the beach," said
"Espy used to enjoy the
farmer's market, until dogs
were banned. Now he walks on
church property and Centre
Street sidewalks while Carol
shops," said Miller.
Translated from the French,
Bouvier des Flanders means
cow herder of Flanders. The
breed originated in the north-
ern part of Belgium where
they were bred by monks
to herd livestock out to.
pasture and bring them home
again without human supervi-
Bouviers are often used as
police dogs in Europe. Their
'intelligence- and pil',.i-ili,-
nature are used to good advan-
tage in this role, but they are
also noted for their gentleness
and loyalty.
The Miller's first Bouvier

was their beloved companion
for 13 years.
This fall, Espy will be fitted
with a harness and learn about
carting, another of his breed's
frequent tasks.
He and the Millers will trav-
el to St. Louis in October to lake
part in the American Bouvier
des Flanders Club National
Specialty gathering. They'll
attend carting seminars and
visit with other Bouviers and(
their owners.
Two of Espy's local Bouvier
friends helped theii owners with
a downed tree following a storm
by hauling the cut limbs to the
curb in a cart, said Miller.
Espy will earn his Good
Citizen Certification soon and
once he obtains his Therapy
Dog International credentials,
he may spend time visiting nurs-
ing homes.
After they get home from

taking Espy on his jallnlt, the
Millers enjoy a rural lif esyle in
*Yulee where Espy is welcomed
at Lowe's and Pelco.
Espy enjoys romping around
his spacious yard but his
ftlvorite thing is posing about all
his fun activities on his blog at
He tends to misspell words with
his big paws so Jim and Carol
do the typing.
The couple volunteers with
the Nassau Humane Society
and Yulee Ellementary and are
members of the Amelia Island
Genealogical Society.
They have two children, Kris
and Erica; a an an American
Shorthair cat named Blitz, who
can be seen on the blog nap-
ping side by side with his big
To learn more about
Bouviers, visit www.bouvier.org.

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FRIDAY; AUGUST 26.2011 NEWS News-Leader

New murder

News Leader
An indictment for first-
degree murder has been filed
in the death of Yulee resident
Kirk Westfall, who went missing
last fall.
The Nassau "County State
Attorney's Office has charged
James Perry Turnage Jr., 45,
with first-degree murder with
a firearm and grand theft of a
motor vehicle. He is being held
at the Nassau County Jail with-
Turnage was to be
arraigned at 9 a.m. Thursday
before Circuit Court Judge
Robert Foster at the Nassau
County Judicial Annex in Yulee.
Assistant State Attorney
John Kalinowski said Monday
the prosecution has confidence

in its
Turnage think
an indi
(against him)," said Kalii
He added that there is ev
beyond the stolen vehic
gesting the shooting cou
been motivated by green
declined to 6ffer further
Turnage had been l
the Nassau County Ja
bond of $502,000 after
charged with second-
murder with a firearm
authorities convened a

Deputies arrest 1

Nassau County Sheriff's
Deputies arrested 12 people on
drug-related charges after serv-
ing an outstanding arrest war-
rant at 227 Division St. on Aug.
18. Among those arrested was
Wesley Parker, who faces addi-
tional weapons charges. Parker
was arrested outside the resi-
dence after a short pursuit on
foot, according to a press release
issued by the sheriff's office. "
This much could be learned
from the press release:
In addition to Parker, those
arrested were Dejuan High-
tower,. Courtney Marshall,
William Delaney, Antoineete
Parker, Jamar Jones, Ashley
.Oilver,Wondra Forrest, Sherika
Ewing, John Ewing, Gerald
Peters and Marty Godwin. No
ages or addresses were includ-
The following contraband
items were seized: 4 grams of
marijuana, 13 grams of crack
cocaine, 17.1 grams of powder

cocaine, two counterfeit
bills, SKS rifle,.a .22 pis
pistol, 9mm pistol, tv
revolvers, a .38 speci
assorted drug patapher
The sheriff's office
assisted by members

Fernandina Beach Police
SDepartment's Narcotics Unit.
According to information
obtained from the courts,
Walker.was charged with pos-
session of a firearm by a con-
victed felon. (bond $100,002),
armed trafficking of cocaine
($50,002 bond), armed posses-
sion of-cocaine with intent to
sell.($50,002), operating a drug
house ($100,002), possession of
counterfeit money ($50,002),
threats against public officials
($500,002), possession of less'
than 20 grams marijuana
($5,002) and possession of drug
paraphernalia ($1,502).
The others were charged
with lesser offenses that carried
much smaller bond amounts.

large filed

case jury to build a case for first-
i n s t degree murder.
ge. Kalinowski said a conviction
W e for murder in the first degree
I't have "carries a mandatory life sen-
to the tence," but the death penalty
jury if could be on the table ifTurnage
didn't is found guilty, he said.
we Turnage was arrested Oct.
secure 14 in New Jersey by FBI agents
ctment who found him driving
nowski. Westfall's 2003 luick LeSabre.
idence, Westfall's remains were
le, sug- found near Patrick, S.C., on
Id have Christmas Eve in a shallow
ed, but grave near a home belonging to
Sexpla- Turnage's father, authorities
said. An autopsy revealed .his
held in death was a homicide, and
il on a Monday's indictment states that
being .he was shot.
degree Westfall, 51, was last seen
While Oct. 8 at his son's Yulee High
grand School football game. The fol-
lowing day his family found a
pool of blood in his home and
S called police.
Turnage had been staying
on Westfall's property off Radio
Avenue after his release from a
it $100 one-year prison sentence Aug.
tol, .45 10 for criminal mischief
wo .22 Turnage-was also sentenced
al and to a year and three months in
nalia. prison in 2004 for sale or deliv-
e was ery of cocaine, according to the
of the state.


It's all about credit

This week the subject is
broader than the automobile
business. Normally, I don't
stray off subject, but this will
be an exception. What has ,
been the most-used political
blurb of the past few
decades? "It's the economy,
stupid." The economy today
is a credit economy.
It starts with the person
buying their morning coffee
for $1.79 at the convenience
store and using a credit card
and goes up to a $14 trillion
national debt What is
America's Achilles heel in
2011- our credit excesses
and subsequent rating.
Standard and Poor drops our
country from a top rating and
the world's credit sensitive
markets go haywire. Where
did our weak economy of the
past four years come from? A
mortgage.credit meltdown.
Because 5 percent more peo-
ple were extended mort-
gages than should have been,
100 percent of today's -
prospects to buy a house are
We must get real estate
moving, especially in our
state that has relied on the
momentum of 300,000-plus
new Floridians a year. In

County, we
need to hear
those ham-
mers and
saws at
work build-
ing new
homes, with
lR FER'S approved
CORNER neighbor-
hoods ready
to take life.
Rick Keffer The car
business is
coming to life because of
pent-up demand and the
finite nature of cars. People
.need newer cars and can buy
one much easier than a
house. A trade-in is a thing of
beauty for the auto buyer.
Try to trade your furniture,
watch or blue jeans, and see
how that works out Back to
credit the fact is that it is
too often used and abused
where it shouldn't be..
Having sold cars for 35
years and looked at endless
credit reports, I don't know
how a lot of people sleep at
night. Multiple revolving
credit accounts totaling tens
of thousands of dollars are
not uncommon. Easy credit

with less than easy payback
terms are crippling many
households. Fortunately, I
read household debt paybacl
is beginning. Hint to
Washington, D.C., maybe w
can start paying our debt
principal. It all starts with a
commitment to action.
While I am discussing
debt, credit and payback, I
have a suggestion to
Washington. Call taxes whale
they are taxes the cost o
being an American.
Businesses collect revenues
governments collect taxes.
Everybody should pay some
thing, just like at church.
Then there would be a buy-
to get things paid down and
on more solid footing in out
country. That is as deep as
wish to tread on the subject
of our country's credit and
Let's hope Irene is not
causing problems for us or
any friends up the coast.
Have a good week.
Rick Keffer owns and opt
ates Rick Keffer Dodge
ChryslerJeep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive
stories about automobile use
and ownership.

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FRID.\Y. ALLSI 2(. 2011 OPINION News-Leader


It's hard to believe that sum-
nTer is over, with school starting
.his past week. It seems just like
yesterday that we were wrap-
ping up the legislative session.
It has been a busy summer.
Having been appointed to
the House Redistricting
Committee, I have attended
public hearings in Tallahassee,
Pensacola, Panama City, Fort
Walton Beach, Jacksonville, St.
Augustine, Daytona Beach,The
Villages and Gainesville. I esti-
mate I have spent about 30
hours driving and 30 hours lis-
tening during these efforts. I
am scheduled to be in Tampa,
Sarasota and largo on Monday
and Tuesday to attend those
redistricting meetings. The
redistricting committee hear-
ings will conclude on Thursday
with the final hearings sched-
uled in Clewiston.
In addition to the redistrict-
ing hearings, I have traveled
the district and presented a leg-
islative update to the elected
county commissions, school
boards, city commissions and
town councils and community
groups. So far I've done over 20
of these and have six more pre-
sentations scheduled over the
next few weeks.
On July 6 I traveled to
Tallahassee to meet with the
Department of Children &
Families Secretary David
Wilkins to discuss the future of
Northeast Florida State
Hospital. We discussed the
importance of Northeast
Florida State Hospital to the
region, and potential ways to
strengthen the operations of
this facility. I pitched the idea of'
a "New NEFSH" and we have
opened that discussion about a
new facility.
On July 18 I traveled to
Bradford County where we held
a trucking work group meeting
to discuss issues facing small
trucking companies. The meet-
ing was well attended with rep-
resentatives from the Florida
Department of Revenue, Florida
Department of Law

summer ends ,

of Environ-
'm e n t a I
Florida De-
partment of
Safety and
STATE Motor Ve-
REP. hicles, Flori-
da Highway
Patrol, Flor-
Jane Adkins ida Trucking
as well as trucking company
owners. It is my intention to file
legislation this next session to
address some of these issues
that were discussed at this
workgroup meeting. Small
truckers are important small
businesses that help keep much
of our economy on the move
and we need to help these fam-
ily-owned businesses survive
during these tough economic
In late July, my family and I
traveled to the United Kingdom
for a family vacation. It was very
educational, learning the histo-
ry and traditions of this country.
This was my third trip to
England, but in many ways I
felt like I was seeing this coun-
try for the first time. Having
already seen many of the sites,
I focused my attention on the
culture and politics of England.
We thoroughly enjoyed visiting
the Houses of Parliament and
learning the similarities and dif-
ferences between our two gov-
Until 1999, members of the
House of Lords handed down
sitting and voting rights to their
offspring when they died. There
are approximately 750 mem-
bers; about 92. "hereditary"
members still remain.
Archbishops and bishops com-
prise approximately 26 mem-
bers in the House of Lords and
the remaining members are
"life peers" (about 630). "Life
peers" are appointed to the
House of Lords; they are not

elected. Their appointment i-,
for life, and does not transfer to
their offspring. "Lords" do not
represent constituencies. Their
primary purpose is to review
and debate legislation. They
generally have specific areas of
expertise and generally only
attend when there is something
to debate that relates to their
expertise. They also are not
involved with taxation. The
House of Lords is the "Upper
House." The Queen gives her
speech in the House of Lords
and does not pass through to
the House of Commons. The
royal "mace" must be present to
conduct business in the Houses
of Parliament.
The House of Commons is
considered to be the "Lower
House" and is made up of 650
elected members. The House
of Commons is considered
today to be much more power-
ful than the House of Lords,.
although it has only been so
since 1911.
Since 1902, all prime minis-
ters have come from the House
of Commons. Members are
called "MPs", short for mem-
bers of parliament and repre-
sent anywhere from 60,00'( to
80,000 constituents. Elected
members hold their office until
the next general election, gen-
erally four or five years.
Our guide informed us that
they are currently "rejiggling"
or drawing new district lines for
their members of parliament. I
felt like I was back home as she
talked about the process and its
In England, the Houses of
Parliament do not vote like we
do in America. Instead, they
have a "division." Members vote
by going into either the "Aye"
lobby or the "No" lobby, where
they give their names to the
clerks sitting at the high desks
and are counted by tellers.
Members have eight minutes
to reach the lobbies before the
doors 'are locked. When all
members have voted, the tellers
from both sides report their


The Adidns family in London this summer.

numbers to the chair.
I found it very interesting
'that there are not enough seats
in either the House of Lords or
the House of Commons to
accommodate all members. We
were told the'chambers will
hold approximately 400 mem-
bers. We" were told that mem-
bers are not expected to attend
session every day, but only
when matters of "interest" are
up for debate.
It is always interesting to talk
to the taxi drivers and get their
perspective on current events.
We asked one taxi driver how
many people lived in London.
He said approximately 12 mil-
lion legally and five or six mil-
lion live there illegally. He
went on to elaborate on the
problems of immigration and
its impact'on their citizens and
We asked another taxi driv-
er about their national health
system. His reply was that he
had "paid into the system for
many years and was still trying
to get something out of it." He
explained that his wife needed
back surgery, but because the
doctors gave it a 50 percent suc-
cess rate,, the' government
would not pay for it. He would
be forced to pay for it out of his


own pocket This would be the
second surgery he would have
to pay for personally and was
needed to relieve his wife's con-
stant back pain. When we asked
another about the national
health insurance, his reply-was
he "does not use it and he has
his own private insurance; oth-
erwise he would have to wait
several months to get anything
done." While I realize this is
anecdotal, it.did provide an
interesting-look into some of
the same the issues that are
being debated in our own coun-
Our lastinight in London we
had dinner at a pub called The
Anchor, a place that has been in
operation since 1614.'We saw
the fireplace where William
Shakespeare sat and wrote poet-
ry. As we walked to find a taxi
home, we saw four police vans,
rushing to tackle the riots that.
were literally a half mile from
It was interesting to watch"
British television. Their news
was filled with talk of high
unemployment and the diffi-
culty of university graduates
finding jobs. It also focused on
their struggling economy, bank-
ing problems and budget cuts.
It was striking to me how simi,
lar their problems are to ours
and yet we are so much more
Their personal income tax
rate is 50 percent for incomes
over 150,000 pounds. Using a
1.63 ratio, this equates to about
$244,500 in 1SD. England also
collects the val&e'added tax'i
(VAT) on goods' and se-*rice~
The standard VAT rate is 20
percent and is already added to
the cost of items in retail stores.

(Prior to Jan. 4 of this year, the
rate was 17.5 percent.) This tax
is not collected on food, chil-
dren's clothes, newspapers and
a, few other items; and has a
reduced tax of 5 percent on gas,
electricity and children's car
We. didn't buy any'gas in
England, but we could tell from
.the prices posted that it is
incredibly expensive there. And
when you consider that they
sell it by the liter, it really gets
I was grateful to return
home to our great country.
There is a special feeling when
you come to the USA border
and are greeted with the words
"Welcome Home."
The first of several commit-
tee weeks will begin on Sept.
19. This will be the first oppor-
tunity for committees to meet
since Speaker Dean Cannon
'announced new committee
assignments. I am thrilled with
my new committee assignment
as vice chaii of the Educa-
tion Committee and vice chair
of PreK-12 Appropriations
Subcommittee. In addition,
Speaker Cannon also named me
to the Higher Education Appro-
priations Subcommittee, K-12
Innovation Subcommittee
and the Redistricting Commit-
I am humbled by the confi-
dence Speaker Cannop has
shown in my experience and
work both ii the Legislature
and local government, and I
look forward to working with
"m v i',ll, t-: iee-i i lq.. I, 'i i ,lai iire "
as we continue ;tdofdCust dh "
improving Florida's economy.
Thank you for allowing me to
serve you in the Florida House.


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Please pass the hush

T here are some things about living in
little island beach communities like
this that cannot be adequately
defined. It's like trying to define the
taste of sweet ice tea to someone who's never
had it before. You can explain the sweetness of
it and most will get that part because all of us
have eaten something sweet at one time or
another during our lives. You can explain the
tea taste to most people these days and they'll
understand that part. But then try to tell them
that the ice somehow magically transforms the
water, sugar and tea into an altogether differ-
ent element equal on a par to the nectar of the
gods and you might as well be trying to
explain the joys of eating beef to a lifelong veg-
How many times have you fought the traffic
on 1-95 or US 17 or ALA and thought to your-
self, "Just get me over that bridge and I swear
I'll never leave home again?" Be honest. I make
the trip 34 miles south to Jacksonville you
know, the place that doesn't stink quite as bad
as it used to five times a week and I know I
utter that little prayer every time I make the
return trip home in the evenings. That's 10 ',
roundtrips a week, which I shan't be making
much longer but that's another story.
Every time I cross the bridge each morning
and afternoon, it is with joy and trepidation.
Trepidation to be leaving this tiny island para-
Sdise and blissful joy to come home to it.

Sd This time of the year is
especially nice because
S there's still enough daylight
when I get home from work
that I can go to the beach or
go fishing or sailing or some-
thing. Surf fishing when I
come home in the evenings is
one of my favorite ways to
blow off the accumulated dust
CUP OF of the workday. It doesn't take
JOE any effort to surf fish. All you
have to do is toss your line in
the water and wait. Generally,
Joe Palmer something will come along
and take your bait. Sometimes you have to be
more patient than others but patience is what
surf fishing is all about. If I catch something,
that's cool. If I don't, that's OK, too. Either way,
I win just because, for however long the dura-
tion I chose to fish, I get to stand there in my
swim trunks with balmy water splashing
between my feet watching brightly colored
periwinkles on the incoming waves frantically
try to burrow into the sand before surf fish or
birds can gobble them up*
My family loves fish, especially fried whit-
ing. So, a couple of evenings last week when I
got home from the office, I headed straight to
the beach to catch dinner. Another nice thing
about living in a little community like ours is
that if you're on the way home from work in


Jacksonville and want to go fishing but remem-
ber you don't have any bait, you can pick up
your cell phone and speed dial Jimmy or Sally
or April or Don and say, hey, I need a pound of
fresh dead shrimp but I'm afraid I won't make
it before you close. And if you're a regular,
you'll generally find your bait stashed some-
where for you and you can pay for it the next
time you're in. Try that in the big city.
So for two evenings in a row last week, I
headed straight to the beach for a bit of surf
fishing when I got home. By the time I got to
my favorite spot sorry, no, I won't tell you
where the setting sun was at my back and the
breeze had shifted to the east and southeast,
which took the remaining sting out of the sum-
mer air.
Day one yielded only about a dozen small to
medium size whiting but the sunset was spec-
tacular and itself worth the trip. I went home
late and filleted my catch and we opted to save
them till the next evening. The next evening, I
decided to go for just an hour and I'm glad I
did. I caught two whoppers, which, added to
the fillets I had, made for a small platter of
golden fried fish for my wife and me.
One of them was a brute for a whiting a
solid 15 inches long.
Lord, bless the fighting spirit of this fish.
And while you're at it, please pass the hush-


Recall city offi als
A Florida Statute details the
process for recall of elected officials.
The actions of the city commission
unanimously and unilaterally approv-
ing the funding package for the
Forward Fernandina projects might
be reviewed within the context of the
While the city commission feels
itself to be entitled to burden the pub-
lic with debt without a referendum,
contention(s) may be considered that
the commission has turned a blind
eye towards the public, resulting in
foreseeable harm and a discretionary
refusal of voting rights. Further con-
tention may be considered that mem-
bers of the commission may not have
recused themselves from voting upon
an issue of direct benefit to them-
Notwithstanding the published
statements of indifference, "If they
can't afford to live in the city they
should get out," or the perception that
the voters would feel that "a fast one
had been pulled." Are these the actions
of representatives "of the people and
by the people" or of a select segment
of our community?
With the recent action it appears
that everyone with an electrical serv-
ice account within the city will be pay-
ing 20 years for improvements to
downtown but not to their own local
neighborhood or for the upcoming
costs of beach renourishment or of
the airport litigation. This being
Fernandina Beach (in a historical per-
spective) it might be assumed by some
that other upcoming expenses remain
to see the light of day.
No matter of any possible future
outcomes, one thing is certain, this
action by the commission has cost the
taxpayers and residents money. Who
will get what for it? Explaining just
how someone out in the city will "ben-
efit" from an Alachua crossover
wguld be a good yarn indeed. What's
the expected property tax payback for
this "improvement"? Sixty years?
More? Paying to maintain a building
not owned by the city? Buying a build-
ing for a library that.effectively
rests within the county jurisdiction
and taking that building off the city tax
Calls for the public to have a voice
-in these matters by means of a vote
have been published and apparently
ignored. Now might be the time for
calls of a different nature of voting to
be voiced. At the very least, amending
the City Charter to prevent such an
action being taken in the future should
make its way onto a ballot.

This "reality" is indeed stranger
than fiction.
Thomas Thuemling
Fernandina Beach

Forward into debt
I attended our city commission
meeting Aug. 16. I was there in oppo-
sition of "Forward Fernandina." I
opposed it because, first'of all, the city
doesn't have the money for the project
and would have to raise taxes so that
means digging into your pocket and
mine. Ask yourself, is this something
we need? I mean do we really need the
Forward Fernandina into debt proj-
ect? I heard some comments by the
ones who wanted this; the comments
were filled with the most common
buzzwords and talking points. Most
of the comments were full of terms
of: "Lets not be afraid to move for-
I say forward into what? More
debt? You really want to move forward
to that? Why? As far as the fear factor,
has anyone noticed that many times
fear is the warning you are about to do
something incredibly stupid?
You hear thewords like we needto
make the investment, and so farii have
not heard what the return of our
investment would be. How many of
you out there when you want to invest
money want to have good reason for
putting your money on the line? You
want to see the upside your invest-
ment has to make money, is the trend
going up or still crashing to the floor
with no bottom in sight. Who benefits
from this so-called investment?
I am now forced to put money into
a new library. Question: How.much
money does our current library bring
in, does it make money and, if so, how
much, or does it lose money? Is it sup-
posed to be a tourist attraction? Is
that how it's supposed to make the
return on our investment? Do you hon-
estly think a new library will bring in
people from all over the globe to see
You think this will bring.the people
who live here more jobs? Just how
many jobs do you think the library
will bring us? By the way, I don't mean
construction jobs to build it, what hap-
pens after that?
There were quite a few recom-
mendations to the commissioners to
put it on hold to see what the economy
is going to do.
The other thing the commissioners
were asked to consider was to put it up
to a vote of the people. Why were they
so afraid to hear from the people? Why
Snot ask if the people were willing to do
this? I would have been happy to have

this kind of vote, at least it would have
represented the community. The peo-
ple would have spoken and if they said
"yes" I would have gone along with it
even though it's not what I would have
Please, let's not use an excuse like
it would have cost too much to put on
the ballot I'm sure it would be a lot
less than $6 million for phase one that
the commissioners busted our chops
Do you know what our city com-
missioners did to us? They threw us
under the bus and stepped on the gas.
Here's what I mean, after it was all
said and done and the comments were
over, someone on the panel said: Is
there any discussion? It took all of
about two seconds for the first one to
fire off, "Yes," then another yes, yes,
yes, yes. 'It was almost like rapid
machine gun fire. Just like that
"Fernandina Forward" was passed!
To the commissioners You guys
may as well have been chewing gum
and reading the newspaper while we
were giving our comments for all the
consideration we got for the ideas that

were presented. I was horrified to see
the lack of respect the commission-
ers gave to the citizens of this city!
Here is a quote from Henry
Morgenthau, who was President
Roosevelt's Secretary of the Treasury
at the time of the New Deal. In May of
1939 he said, "We are spending more
money than we have ever spent before
and it does not work.... We have never
made good on our promises. I say
after eight years of this administra-
tion we have just as much unemploy-
ment as when we started and an
enormous debt to boot." So much for
the New Deal being such a success.
Let's not use this model for our deci-
David Scandaliato
Fernandina Beach

I thought we could get by without
me writing this letter because the mes-
sage it delivers is so darned obvious,
but it looks like with the appearance of
the article "Airport trees must be cut,
but how many?" in the Aug. 24 issue of

your newspaper, this brief letter must
be written.
Based on scientific assertions, and
hopefully on common sepse attention
to the signs of Mother Nature, we
know that global warming is upon us.
Even if we choose to follow the exam-
ple of many politicians and CEO's and
remain in a state of denial, it makes
good sense to act as true stewards of
the natural resources we are blessed
It's simple, folks. If you are suffer-
ing with poor air quality due to
increased carbon emissions, there is
hope. How do you spell relief?
T-R-E-E-S. If you suspect an irritation
from abnormally high temperatures
that may be caused by an accumula-
tion of pavement and the demolition of
wooded areas in your local environ-
ment, or around the globe, there is
help. How do you spell relief? T-R-EE-
S. Ecological balance is vitally
important. Right now we are out of
The solution is simple. T-R-E-E-S.
Rosemary Szczygiel
Ferandina Beach

VIEWPOINT/Pat Keogh/Fernandina Beach

What do we call this local government?

is. It's the government guy who
gets his home renovated in
exchange for steering contracts.
People using their positions of public authority
to solicit money and favors from the people
they regulate or contract with. You read about
it in the national news and you see it on 60
Minutes. Gratefully little of that happens in
our government and even less or none at all in
our local governments.
What is it then when public officials put
their personal interest before the citizens they
are supposed to serve? Where they use their
positions and public authorities to advance
their own interest at the expense of our citi-
zens? Where public officials exact unreason-
able fees to preserve jobs or regulate in an
unduly burdensome way to insinuate them-
selves into roles that add no value to the com-
munity? I think there is a lot of that here in our
city government.
As I think about this, I am reminded of
Benjamin Franklin's satire "Rules by Which a
Great Empire May be Reduced to a Small
One." There, BF wrote of the crown "Resolve
to harass them with novel taxes. They will
probably complain and ... treat the petitioners
with utmost contempt" and "whenever the
injured come ... with complaints ... punish such
suitors with long delay, enormous expenses,

and a final judgment in favor of the oppressor."
Then, and perhaps most appropriately to our
local situation, BF advised that "a great empire,
like a great cake, is mostly diminished at the
What Franklin was writing about was a gov-
ernment that paid little heed to the people it
governed in deference to the interest of gov-
ernment. I think that's what we have locally.
But let me ask what do we call it, and do we
need a government that does the following:
Charges permit fees that are higher than
surrounding areas and makes no attempt to
outsource the function at lower cost to its citi-
zens in order to preserve its jobs.
Charges for permits for routine work by
licensed professionals like hooking up of an air
conditioner or dishwasher thereby adding sub-
stantially to the citizen's cost of the product
with no added value other than generating pub-
lic income.
Issues "stop work" orders unmindful of the
cost to the contractor or homeowner for sense-
less "violations" of local ordinances like
installing insulation or repairing rotten siding.
Charges its citizens a 400 percent penalty
for failure to secure a permit in contravention
of state law which law limits penalties to 100
percent but requires a warning be issued for
the first violation because the "stricter rule"
generates more public income.

Secretly counts restaurants seats and
invokes state intervention so that the local gov-
ernment, can charge an additional seat tax
because those restaurants have expanded their
service area with no increase required in pub-
lic facilities and in refusing to issue the neces-
sary paperwork to secure changes in their
state licenses occasions the issuance of state
Drives its citizens out of business in
attempts to collect unjustified fees and taxes.
In expanding its reach has bought the local
Water and sewer utility at an excessive price
and enters into a debt obligation to the former
owner and imposes unlawful fees on property
and business owners to meet the obligations
government has unreasonably incurred.
Continues an unlawful impact fee levy long
discontinued by the surrounding government
foi the prime purpose of repaying a public debt
that should not have been incurred thereby-
restricting economic activity that would accrue
to the benefit of its citizens.
Initiates and pursues fruitless lawsuits, fac-
ing judicial defeat at every turn and continues
the vainful advocacy at cost only to its citizens:
Uses processes like tlhe lTechnical Revicw
process intended to expedite the creation of
development and economic activity in ouIr com-
munity to occupy itself rI'equiiinK repeated
reviews at government's convenience and the

citizens' expense.
At a time of severe national recession, levies
additional taxes and grants itself wage increas-
es unmindful of its citizens' diminished capaci-
ty to fund these increases.
Continues to accumulate and retain nonper-
forming and nontaxable real estate assets for
no apparent reason and refuses to access the
value of those assets at a time when govern-
ment represents the community needs new
capital, preferring instead to incur additional
and unpopular debt.
The biggest impediment to progress and
economic development in the city of
Fernandina Beach is the government of
Fernandina Beach. We have a city government,
in its attempt to sustain and indeed advance
itself, that undermines the livelihoodand
future of its citizens. We need a government
that understands that the government that best
accommodates and promotes the economic
interests of its citizens will itself prosper. It
should be about baking bigger pies; not hag-
gling over a diminishing one.
A government not based on the trust, confi-
dence and respect of its people is, as Franklin
warned. "Like the husband who uses his wife
ill from suspicion, you may in time convert
your suspicions to realities."
Pat Keogh is a Fernandina Beach business-



Thanks to
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Council of the Nassau
County Volunteer Center has
announced that the lth
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held in July and August, was
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According to Gail Shults,
executive director of the
Nassau County Volunteer
Center, "(;.(.K.I.I).S raised
ovr 10000.(X)00 worth of
aclitu, school supplies- all of
which was distributed to the
Nassau County schools for
children and families in need.
Once again, the people of
Nassau County have come
through and responded to
the call to help their neigh-
Over the last decade, the
G.O.K.I.I).S campaign has
raised more than $120,000
worth of school supplies for
the children of Nassau
Among the corporate,
governmental, nonprofit and
small business entities that
helped collect the school
supplies and donations were
the Omni Resort at Amelia.
Island Plantation; Century
21; First Coast Community
Bank: First Federal Savings
Bank; CBC National Bank;
Amelia Dental Group; the
Golf Club of Amelia Island;
Rayonier; RockTenn
Corporation; VyStar Credit
Union; the city of Fernandina
Beach; the Barnabas Center;
Nassau County Volunteer
Center; Prosperity Bank;
Florida Public Utilities; Lee
Chiropractic; John 'T

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Corporate Volunteer Council members of the Nassau County Volunteer Center who
worked on the 2011 G.O. K.I.D.S. school supply drive included, from left, Lisa
Presnell of the Golf Club of Amelia Island, Deb Nordstrom of the Omni Resort at
Amelia Island Plantation, Kari O'Brien of Florida Public Utilities, Gail Shults of the
Nassau County Volunteer Center, Carol Cason of CBC National Bank, Cherry
Skarpalezo of First Coast Community Bank, Shannon Brown ofVyStar Credit Union
and Pam Austin of First Federal Savings Bank. Other CVC members not pictured are
Kim Harding of Prosperity Bank, Tom Keenan of RockTenn Corporation and Tricia
Harrell of Rayonier.

G.OK.LD.S is a great example ofwhat can
be accomplished by partnering business,
nonprofit and government agencies.'

Ferreira Insurance; Callahan
Town Hall; Hilliard Town
Hall; the offices of the
Nassau County Record and
the WestsideJournal; Hilliard

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Recreation Center;
Walgreen's in Callahan; and
Hilliard, Callahan, and
Bryceville libraries. VyStar
Credit Union donated the

use of their conference room.
for the distribution of sup-
plies, and the Omni Resort at
Amelia Island Plantation
donated posters for the drive.
"G.O.KI.D.S is a great
example of what can be
accomplished by partnering
business, nonprofit organiza-
tions and government agen-
cies," said Shulfs, "and we
are proud of this campaign,
and we make sure all dona-
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Pelican of
Fernandina is poised
to finally take flight
in September, with its official
launch party.at Books Plus
from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, the
30th. I hope each and every
one of you can come to greet
the newest bird in town and
help us get rid of the ton of
munchies that Maggie
DeVries and I are concocting.
(I'm going to cheat a 6it at get
some help from Elizabeth
Nettles, a-udding pastry chef
who has promised me a batch
of her killer cupcakes.)
I blithely promised David
that I would finish his book for
him. I had no idea that this
vow would entail some of the
most challenging writing I've
ever attempted.
His wife, Barbara, and I col-
laborated on several important
points, and she was a blessed
help. We decided to make the
book a fami-
ly project by
Tuttle family
names to
several char-
acters in the
book. It was .
great fun i"
making dif-
ferent combi- CITY
nations of SIDEBAR
first and mid-
dle names, ...
maiden Cara Curtin
names of brothers, sisters and
grandchildren, all mixed up to
produce a supporting cast. I
sincerely hope we didn't leave
anyone out. We thought that
this would help to make the
book a lasting tribute to David
and a reminder of how much
he loved his family. We also
included his dedications,
thank-yous and acknowledge-
ments because he always said
he couldn't produce these
books without a little help
from his.friends. ,,- r! .i
I read arid r-ereard'David's
story of daring-do until I fig-
ured out how I could con-
tribute to it. And then I did my
usual thing whenever David
and I collaborated on a Wilson
Mystery Series book. I added
subplots and their characters
to deliver all of the Fernandina
history that you have come to
love and expect. I included a
B&B or two, our famous fort,
yet another island, a communi-
ty theater and lots more local
fact and fantasy to entertain
you. Children grow up, babies
get'born, people fight and
make up. And then there's
Shorty, our favorite rascal.
But then there was the
hard part. David's story is
pure guy-type thriller, and I
had to smooth out, flesh out,

fast-paced action involving AK-
47s, hand-held missiles and
hand-to-hand combat. My
mantra became, "I'm a chubby
matron from fly-over country;
what do I know about hand-to-
hand?" But there was ab-so-
lutely no way I was going to
mess up David's fine story. I
took my time working on the
more challenging passages
and then had several guy
friends read them to see if
they made any sense.
Portraying armed feds stomp-
ing around in tactical gear was
a new writing experience for
me. At least I had the profes-
sionalism to dress them in
basic black and not lavender
S.When my secret readers
finally blessed the scenes that
David had envisioned, I called
in Emily Carmain, editor
extraordinaire, to make sure
that we did David proud. With
her expert polishing, Pelican
was ready for the next step.
I must insert here that
while I was scribbling away,
Theresa Daily of the Blue
Door Artists was giving life to
David's vision of the bird in
question. The result is a truly
impressive, no-nonsense peli-
can who glares menacingly at
you. *
-i ,And then it was Caroline
Blochlinger's turn, and she
has come up with yet another
eye-popping cover that will
stop you in your tracks. Do
not be afraid to pick up The
Pelican and take him home
with you, however. This bird's
not after you, but is tracking
the bad guys from cover to
The Pelican and I will be at
the Local Writers Market
Place at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center on Sept. 24,
but I will tell you more about
that later.
Even if you go to the Local-
Writers Market Place, do
come see us at Books Plus on
Sept. 30. You can say hello to
The Pelican and sample one of
Elizabeth's cupcakes. Just
don't try to feed the bird, OK?

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The Friends of Talbot
Islands, State Parks will host
"A Day for Hope and
Friends," Sept. 24 from 3-5
p.m. at Kelly Seahorse Ranch,
Amelia Island State Park.
Enjoy cold beverages, a
barbecue and a low country
boil. Cost is $10 per plate.
The event raises funds for
Amelia Island, George Crady
Bridge Fishing Pier, Big
Talbot Island, Little Talbot

Navy Seaman Recruit
Darrell Demps, son of Anita
B. Leverett of Yulee, recently
completed U.S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week pro-
gram, Demps completed a
variety of training, which
included classroom study and
practical instruction n naval
customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival and
shipboard and aircraft safety.
An emphasis was also placed
on physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations," an

Island, Fort George Island,
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve,
and Yellow Bluff Fort state
This year the group has
partnered with Hope Therapy,
a 501(c) (3) organization using
equine activities to help peo-
ple with physical and other
disabilities. All proceeds will
benefit these groups. Visit
for information.

exercise that gives recruits
the skills and confidence they
need to succeed in the fleet.
"Battle Stations" is
designed to galvanize the
basic warrior attributes of
sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in each
recruit through the practical
application of basic Navy
skills and the core values of
honor, courage and commit-
ment. Its distinctly "Navy" fla-
vor was designed to take into
account what it means to be a
Demps is a 2009 graduate
of Yule High School.


David and Susan Hawk
of. acksonville announce the
birth of a son, Avery Blaine
Hawk, born July 27, 2011, in
Fernandina Beach. The baby
weighed 6 pounds 2.7 ounces
and measured 18.5 inches in
length. He joins a brother,
Gabriel Hawk, 2.

Paternal grandparents are
David Hawk of Canonsburg,
Pa., and Lynette Hawk of
Washington, Pa. Maternal
grandparents are Mary and
Jerry Sumner of Fernandina
Beach, Dan Harris of Daniels-
ville, Ga., and Valerie Fagan
of Athens, Ga.


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FRIDAY. AUGUST 26.2011/News-Leader


First kisses, relay

'll never forget my first kiss. literally pulled me
Actually, the girl kissed me. I over backwards,
just sat there in shock. Besides kissed me on the
kisses from my mom and older forehead d and then
sisters, being kissed by a girl was as let me go. I'm not
foreign and awkward of a thing that sure, but I think it
this first grader could have ever was the first time I
experienced. ever blushed.
Geri Tart was her name, and I Thankfully, the
have to tell you she was kind of cute. whole thing took
Apparently, she thought the same PULPT place just moments
thing about me. The only problem NOTES before it was my
was, I didn't see it coming. turn to run in the
With my eyes focused on the relay race; and oh
relay race our gym class was doing, Pastor how I ran. Now, in
and trying to sit cross-legged and Rob Goyette case you're won-
single file just like Mrs. Casey had during, I wasn't
told us to, Geri Tart's sizzling kiss running fast in an attempt to get
struck me like a hot branding iron. away from what had happened, but
From just behind me in the line, she because of what had happened.



The idea that Geri Tar
the cutest girls in my first
class, liked me was enough
me run like Eric Liddell in
Oscar winning film "Char
Fire." If you've not seen t
movie, I highly recomme:
classic. In either case, rui
because of love, to me, is
all about.
While it's true I wasju
first grade, it's also true ti
down in the fiber of every
being is a desire to receive
give love. I'm not talking
sual lust, I'm talking about
Though people and evil tl
perverted and abused it,
the reason we all exist
Now that brings us to


running toi

t, one of ing point According to the Bible,
Grade God is love (1 John.4:8). So we could
gh to make say it like this. If the dominant need
n the 1981 of the human heart is love, and God
iots of is love, then the dominant need of
he the human heart is really God. The
nd it It's a problem seems to be in the way that
inning we see Him. Often viewed as an
what life is angry old man sitting on His throne,
waiting to throw lightning bolts at us
ist in the every time we make a mistake, is it
hat way any wonder people run from God
human instead of for Him? I know for the
'e and to longest time that's the way it was for
about sen- me. Until the day He snuck up
it love. behind me, that is.
things have Like the fishermen, tax collec-
true love is tors, prostitutes and others con-
tained in the Gospels, when I finally
an interest- realized who it was that was pursu-


ing me, my whole life changed.
Though I'm keenly aware that my
part in this relay race is a small one,
the kiss that heaven gave to Earth
some 2,000 years ago is what has me
running hard today.
"In this was manifested the love
of God toward us, because that God
sent His only begotten Son into the
world, that we might live through
Him. Herein is love, not that we
loved God but that He loved us, and
sent His Son to be the propitiation
for our sins." (1 John 4:9-10)
"Let Him kiss me with the kisses
of His mouth: for your love is better
than wine." (Song of Solomon 1:2)
Robert L. Goyette is pdstor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


Teen ensemble
Allegiance is.a four-part harmony
touring group from Amelia Island.
This ensemble of teens, grades six
through 12, are from a variety of
churches and schools in North
Florida. The group rehearses on
Sunday from 6:15-7:45 p.m. in the
education building of the sponsoring
church, Amelia Baptist, across from
Harris Teeter. 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. Their short dramas and
music selections vary, from spiritual
to classical to contemporary
Christian styles. For inforniation call
Amy Scott or Pam Helton at Amelia
Baptist Church, 261-9527.
Pracical study series
Women of Power Biblical and
Practical Life Study Series will be
held Aug. 27 from 10 am to noon at
the Amelia Island Museum of
History, 233 S. Third St, Fernandina
The mission of this study series is
to assist women by providing inspira-
tion, motivation, education and
empowerment for purposeful living.
The classes will be divided into two
sessions: 10-10:55 a.m. facilitated by
Evangelist Valerie Baker and 11-
11:55 a.m. facilitated by Evangelist
LaVerne Floyd Mitchell. Enjoy a fun
time of learning and sharing. For
information contact Baker at (904)

St. Michael Catholic Church will
have an information night at 7 p.m.
Aug. 30 for those interested in learn-
ing more about the Catholic faith, in
the parish meeting room at 505
Broome St. The topic will be an
explanation of the R.C.I.A. (Rite of
Christian Initiation for Adults), 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. Call Jan Smith
at 261-3677 for information.
Place to connect
Memorial UMC begins all fall
programming Aug. 31. Mid-week

begins with a dinner ($7 adult, $6
youth, $3.50 children 11 and under)
prepared by Chef Michelle and her
At 6:15 p.m. on Aug. 31 the
church will introduce new opportuni-
ties for Intentional Discipleship and
register people for these small class-
es. The WHAM program (for chil-
dren) and Youth Discipleship &
Confirmation will also be registering
individuals for this year's opportuni-
ties. Contact Rev. Hollie in the
church office at 261-5769 or hol-
Cancer Support Crde
Wednesday, Sept 7 will be the
beginning of a new ministry at
Memorial UMC. Dr. Nadine
Vaughan will facilitate a Cancer
Support Circle for those whose lives
have been touched by cancer, direct-
ly or indirectly. This will be a confi-
dential setting and will be held in the
Partin Center of Memorial UMC,
Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. For infor-
mation call Mary at 261-5769.
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 provid-
ed. Sunday morning services will
remain at 9;30 am., with nursery and
children's ministry provided as well.
All are welcome. The church is at
96282 Brady Point Road. Call 321-
2117 or visit www.livingwater-
'Allabout Purpose'
LaVerne Mitchell Ministries, Inc.
will host a free empowerment semi-
nar for women on Sept. 10 from 10
a.m.-1 p.m. at the Amelia Island '
Museum of History, 233 S. Third St
Enjoy a "Girls Day Out" with a pur-
pose. Let your hair down, have fun,
be empowered and inspired to func-
tion in the purpose you were
designed to live.
Speakers are Angela Spears, for-
mer news anchor and currently
deputy of communications for
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, and
Deb Cottle, motivational speaker. To
RSVP and for details contact Valerie
Baker a 635-8789.

Men's Bible study
Community Bible Study for men in Northeast
Nassau County begins.its ninth year at 6 p.m. Aug. 29
with a barbecue rib cookout at ChemCel Recreation
Center off the Amelia Island Parkway (look for the Bible
study signs). Study sessions will meet from 7-8:30 p.m.
each Monday beginning Sept. 12 at Amelia Baptist
Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail The 30-week class will
study the New Testament books of Hebrews, Galatians
and Philippians.
Community Bible Study is a non-denominational
,study for the community, with people from a variety of
backgrounds and all depths of experience. Its mission is
"to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in our com-
munities through caring, in-depth Bible study, available
to all." Classes are structured around a four-point
approach to scripture study, home study, small group
discussion, class summary application and take home
There are numerous opportunities for both planned
and informal fellowship among the men. All men are
invited and welcome to participate. Contact Norman
Purdue at 206-0588 or Russ Hughes at 491-1734.
The Amelia Island Women's Evening Community
Bible Study invites you to join an in-depth, interdenomi-
national study of Hebrews, Galatians and Philippians.
Meetings.will be Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m. at Amelia
Baptist Church, 961167 Buccaneer Trail across from
, Harris-Teeter. 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. 4t Main Beach.
For information and to register, call Nancie Waldron
at 261-8507 or Claudette Drummond at 321-0293. Visit
CBS is a non-denominational Bible study where men,
- women and children across the nation and international-
ly are growing spiritually as they study God's Word.
Experience a caring, in-depth study available to all. Local
classes include:
.* Ladies Day Class/Children's Program (newborns
through eighth grade), Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church starting Sept 7. Call Kathleen
Minor at 225-8125.
Ladies Evening Class, Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. at
Amelia Baptist Church starting Sept. 12. Call Clatdette
Drummond at 321-0293.
Men's Evening Class, Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. at

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

Amelia Baptist Church starting Sept. 12. Call Tony
Taylor at 321-0785.
Teen CBS (grades 9-12), Mondays, 6:30 p.m. (din-
ner provided) at The Anchor (First Presbyterian, Centre
and Sixth streets) starting Sept. 12, Call Jeanne Scott at
E-Teen Class (early tens, grades 6-8), Mondays,
6:30 p.m. (dinner provided) at First Baptist Church on
South Eighth Street Call fbr start date: Bobbie Birch,
Capstone (college and professionals), Thursdays at
7:30 p.m. at The Anchor (First Presbyterian, Centre and
Sixth streets) starting Sept. 15. Call Jeannie Langley at
Chapel classes
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 a.m.
Looking for an evening Bible study? On Sept 8 at 6:30
p.m. the chapel will begin the study of Ephesians using
Watchman Nee's book, Sit, Walk, Stand.
All men are invited to study Hebrews with James
Reapsome's book, Hebrews: Race to Glory, beginning
Sept. 13 at 11 a.m.
A Beth Moore Ladies' Bible Study, "Beloved Disciple,
the Life and Ministry of John," begins Sept. 13 at 10 a.m.
Call the office at 277-4414 for information and to pur-
chase your study guide.
Teen study
Teen Community Bible Study, a non-denominational
study of God's Word for high school students, grades 9-
12, meets on Monday nights at The Anchor (First
Presbyterian Church) at Sixth and Centre streets in i
Fernandina Beach. Join the group starting Sept. 12 at
6:30 p,m. for dinner, praise and worship, small group dis-
cussion and fun and fellowship. This year they will study
the book of Genesis. For information contact Jeanne
Scott at 491-9849.

E-Teen study
Community Bible Study for students in grades 6-8 is
called E-Teens and meets on Monday nights at First
Baptist Church on Eighth Street in Fernandina. This
year they will study the books of Esther, I John and
Colossians. The group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for
dinner, praise and worship, small group discussion and
fun and fellowship. For information contact Bobbi Birch
.at 415-0365 or Jeanne Scott at 491-9849.

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 emotional reactions to the loss;
ways to alleviate grief-related stress;
the difference between grief and
depression and become familiar with
the healing process. To register call
Marci Moss, bereavement program
coordinator, at (904) 407-6355.

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Sunday Worship..........................10:45 am
Wednesday AWANA................6....6:15 pm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
941017 Old Nassaville Road County Rd-107 South
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"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pmn
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Corne of Buccaner Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femandmn Bel
For More Information Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Worship: 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
Off AlA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yule United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8:00amn,1 00am. & 12.00pm
Daily Mass 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fri.
6 pm Tuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6i 00pm;
Holy Day 8:30am, 6:00pm
Confessions: Saurday 3:15pm 3:45 pm or by appt
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Parish Office: 94-261-3472; Fa 9-321-1901
Emerneacy INmber: 904-277-666

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Sunday Evening 6:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 pm
Wednesday Team Kid 6:15 pm
Wednesday 1-79 Youth 6:30 pm
Classes For All Age
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Nursery Provided For All
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Yule, FL 32097 Fax 22650809

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85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
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A1A & Christian Way, Yulee
225-5381 Pastor Charlie Sward

20 South Ninth Street 261-4907
Rev. Darien K. BoldenSr., Pastor
The Church
in the Heart of the City
With the Desire to be in the
Heart of All People
Sunday New Members Class 9 a.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 10:30 am. ever Sunday
Wednesday Noon-4ay Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-p.m.Minitries:
Bus & Van, Couples. Singles, buth

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

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School ............. 9:4SA.M.
Worship Service............ 10:55A.M.
Discpleshlp Training ......... 6:OOP.M.
Evening Worshp ............. 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowshlp Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonndevlew Road (m from Sami Rd.)
904-261-461S (church office)
Nursery provided

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

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Services-10 30 am
Sunday School 9 15am
Friday 6:45 9-00 Awana
Worship Service 10'30 (Childrens Church)
Sunday p.m Service 6 00 p.m
Wednesday Service 7'00 p m
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available
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St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the comer
of 8th Atlantic
8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharlst
9:15 a.m. Breakfast Burns Hall
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday


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Sunday Children's Bible Class- 10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12.15 pm
Rev. I. Michael Bowhay, Rector
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Meet and greet.
Parents, students
and teachers came
together at Faith
Christian Academy
on Aug. 11 for the
fourth annual Meet
and Greet.
Everyone was treat-
ed to hotdogs and
snow cones as par-
ents and students
alike visited with
teachers in their
classrooms and
with each other on
the F.C.A. cspmpus. Faith Christian Academy has been
offering a quality education with a Christian worldview in
a safe environment for over 16 years. Visit www.fcaan-
gels.coni for information.

Multiple honors *
With more than 75 years of continuous sponsorship by the Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach, Boy Scout Troop 89 earned multiple honors this month at Camp
Raven Knob in North Carolina. Friends of Scouting, a private organization, also '
donated substantial funds for the troop's summer accomplishments.
The troop as a whole won Merit Troop, and Scouts Joshua Gaus (mile swim,
Honor Camper) and Ace Jerico (Bravery Award) brought back individual honors. In
a widest array of interests and accomplishments, Troop 89 members earned merit
badges in areas as diverse as First Aid, Citizenship in the World, Rock Climbing,
Rappelling, Wilderness Survival, Archery, Small Boat Sailing and Riflery.
Scouts attending are, first row, from left, Justin Saba, Jauron Hyers, Jacob
Bishop, Jerico, and Will Minasi; second row, Elan Wright, David Beal (advancement
chair); Dr. Dan Matiicia (Scoutmaster), Mike Sabia, Dr. John Minasi, and Chris
Matricia; and third row, Justin Murray, Scott Wardrop, Austin Hulse, Jonathan
Tremel, Greg Eberwine, Gaus and David Beal seniorr patrol leader)..
For more information contact Leigh Coulter Beal at 261-4188 or LCB@beal.com.


Youth leadership
Youth Leadership Nassau
is accepting applications for
the 2011-12 program designed
for sophomores and juniors.,
Applications with a teacher or
counselor recommendation
letter must be received by
noon Sept 9.
Call Amanda Thien at the
Nassau County Extension
Office, (904) 879-1019, or view
the full requirements and
download an application at
Two Wings Homeschool
Support Group is a relaxed
and informal volunteer group
dedicated to quality education
for children in a family envi-
ronment. Membership bene-
fits include field trips, group
activities, weekly park days
(Frida&'at 1:30 p.m.) and
commiffityiservice. The first
park ,jy gathering is today at
1:30 p.m. at Central Park on
Atlantic.Avenue. All welcome.
Contact Dana at twowing-
shsg@co6ifcast,net or 27-7
1841. ,
Fernandina Beach High'
School, '35 Citrona Drive, will
hold a School Advisory
Council organizational meet-
ing Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. in the.
main office conference room.
ContactSpeficer Lodree at
261-5713, ext. 2603. The fall
Open House is Sept. 15 at 6:30
FBMS open house
Ferifandina Beach Middle
School will hold an open
house Sept. 12 at'7 p.m. Call
491-7938. .
AIPC is registering for fall
2011 classes. Two-year-olds
attend Tuesday and Thursday,
9:15 a:m.-12:15 p.m. for $125 a
month: Three-year-olds'attend
Monday, Wednesdays and
Friday, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.,
for $175 a month. Call 261-
1161 or email info@aipcp.org.
Visit www.aipcp:org.
Early impressions
Early Impressions
Development Center offers a
free VPK program for all four-
year-olds, an after-school 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 206-4170 in
Fernandina or 310-9730 in
Yulee. Visit www.earlyimpres-
sionsfl.com. .
Faith Christian
Faith Christian Academy is
registering students from K4
through eighth grades.
Preschool, elementary, and
middle school classes utilize
the "A Beka" curriculum.
Faith Christian Academy pro-
vides a nurturing environment
where Christian kindness and'
academic excellence are
expected from everyone. Visit
www.fcaangels.com or call
Head Start
Episcopal Children's
Services Early Learning
SCenter offers a Head Start
program at 516 South 10th St.
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 comprises more
'than 75 families who work
together to provide field
trips, programs, support
meetings and cooperative aids
to homeschooling. Contact
president Teresa Taylor at
Jack andjill Preschool has
openings in its K4 classes.
Kindergarten Enhancement
Classes are offered two days
until 2 p.m. to reinforce what
children are learning to pre-
pare for kindergarten. Jack
and Jill Preschool with two-
year-old, K3 and K4 classes is
a ministry bf First Baptist
Church. Contact Dee Dee
Thornton at 261-0881 or
Ms:.Bea's Preschool is reg-
istering f6r'the 2011-12 school
year, including preschool for
ages 3-5 'and an "A-Beka": cur-
ri ulum. Cntatrr MPR, .1 at
3214127,or 358'. '3-
Miss Kate's
Miss Kate's Pre K, 1303
Jasmine St., offers before
school care at 7 a.m., pre-
school for 3-year-olds and pre -
school and VPK for 4-year-
olds, with extended day uniil

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5::30 p.m., and after-care for
children in kindergarten
through second grade.
Contact Miss Kate at mis-
skatesprek@yahoo.com or
Lamb Christian
Lamb Christian Day Care,
in the educational building of
Memorial United Methodist
Church, 601 Centre St., offers
VPK, is APPLE accredited and
keeps a low child to staff ratio.
Children as young as six
weeks old accepted. Call 261-
5301 or drop by
Ogbum School
The Ogburn School, Inc.,
1411 South 14th St., Unit H., is
an accredited private school.
Weekday classes for grades 8-
12 offei' individualized cur-
riculum and flexible sched:
: -McKay Scholarships and
payment plans accepted. No
FCAT testing required. Online
programs for grades K-12, .
credit recovery for all trade
levels and adult programs
available. Call 491-6233 or visit
Rose-lennie Developmen-
Stal Learning Center, 474257
SR 200, in the educational
annex of the O'Neal Memorial
Baptist Church, is enrolling
students for the fall term.
Parents may register children
ages 2-5 by appointment. For
information aboutthe school
readiness program and to
schedule an appointment, call
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, 261-
Also offered is an
advanced preschool curricu-
lum to prepare children for
kindergarten, and programs
such as Parents Night Out,
KId Fit, MomidZMI ning
Out, Spanish and more.
Thompson's Daycare,
216 Soullh 13th St., offers
nightlime child care
1from 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 a.m.-6
p.m. Monday-Friday.
Y PrymeTime
YMCA Pryme Time
offers before and after school
care foi ages 5-12 by profes-
sional staff. Contact the
McArthur YMCA, 1915
Citrona Drive, at 261-1080 or
visit www.firstcoastymca.
Yulee VPK
Yulee Baptist Weekday
Ministry is enrolling its one-,
'three- and four-year-olds and
its VPK class. VPK is free,
provided your child ttirns four
before Sept. 1. Call 225-9196
or stop in and talk with direc-
tor Chrystal Lewis.

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Celebrating 15 years at The Spa & Shops

Monkey Barrel
There's more than monkey business going on at
the Monkey Barrel in the Spa & Shops at Amelia
Island Plantation.
Owner Dina Martin offers a wide selection of
items with little ones in mind.
"We carry a variety of clothes and toys from
around the U.S. and some European countries as
Martin worked in retail management after college.
When she decided to open her own store, she
cook business development classes to familiarize
herself with the business side of retailing.
Dina chose to open a children store because
she enjoyed working in retail and being around
She wanted to create a whimsical atmosphere in
the shop using an animal that children could enjoy,
so she chose monkeys.
With the help of family and friends, Monkey Barrel
was opened in March 1996 and its been a source
of fun and fulfillment ever since.
'Its been great and my family loves to help me
with unpacking inventory, merchandising and
Patrons will find clothing in sizes from newborn to
size 10 for boys and size 14 for girls and a good
selection of toys including puzzles, games, dolls,
and cars as well as beach and pool toys, stuffed
animals and arts and crafts kits.
Business hours at
Monkey Barrel are
10 a.m to 6 pm
Monday through C.
Saturday and .
1 1 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Sunday Visit
with Dina and her
staff Gwen. Kathy, Sally,
Caroline and John William
at 92 Amelia Village. Check
out their Facebook page
or e-mail Dina at
Phone 261-0777.

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Fernandina Beach Pop Warner teams polished their
gridiron skills Wednesday as they prepare for Saturday's
season opener at Fleming Island. The Pirates return
home Sept. 3 to host Fleming Island. Games begin at 10
a.m. For information visit www.fccpw.org.


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Yulee, FBHS

host season

2011 openers

on Sept. 2
The Pirates will hit the
field tonight in Williston in a
preseason kickoff classic
under first-year head coach
Travis Hodge.
"The players have worked
extremely hard since spring
and through the summer,"
said Hodge, head football
coach at Fernandina Beach
High School. "They continue
to do the things that it takes
to be a successful football -
"The commitment and
work ethic have been out-
standing. I'm very excited to
see these young men perform
on Friday nights."
The Pirates return impact
players, seniors safety Trey
Morris and fullback Jordan
FBHS also returns several
starters, including outside
linebackers Denis Therriault
- and Darius Tillman, defense
ends Emanuel Brown and
Jake Foley, center Derrious
Clayton, offensive tackles .
Ben Manning and Toby
Williams, guard Brett McCoy,
tight end Tyler Somora, quar-
terback Cole Willis and half-
back Tai Dunwood.
Newcomers to watch,
-according to Hodge, are
sophomore Riley Hall and
freshman Calvin Logan.
The Pirates open the regu-
lar season Sept. 2 at home
with Union County with a
7:30 p.m. kickoff.
Yulee was slated to host
Lee Thursday in a preseason
kickoff classic. The YHS
Hornets kick off the regular
season Sept. 2 at home with
Gainesville. Start is sched-
uled for 7 p.m.

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for girls at

White Oak
Run Wild at White Oak
Plantation, a six- and 10-mile
adventure run benefiting
Girls on the Run of Northeast
Florida, will be held at 8:30
a.m. Oct. 15.
An exclusive natural set-
ting.located on the banks of
the St. Marys River 30 miles
north of Jacksonville, White
Oak Plantation is one of the
world's premiere wildlife
breeding, research and train-
ing facilities for more than
300 wild animals and encom-
passes more than 7,400
secluded acres of hardwood
hammocks, pine-forest and
tidal wetlands interspersed
with facilities designed to
heighten your awareness of
After the run, enjoy a pic-
nic lunch, swimming, a raffle,
a tour on an open-air bus
through the wildlife preserve
and gifts.
The deadline to register
for $150 is Sept. 15. Fee in-
creases to $200 after Sept. 15.
All registration ends Oct. 5.
Register online at www.active.
corn or www.GOTRneflorida.
The field is limited to the
first 65 people. No event-day
registration, no refunds and
no guests are permitted on
the grounds of White Oak on
event day.

All participants must be.18
or older. All runners will be
required to sign a waiver the
day of the race.
For information, visit
www.wocenter.org or visit
www. GOTPRneflorida.org.


F.i -\\. A-. sT 26. 2011 SPORTS Ncws-Leader


Rayonier's team included Tim Gregory, captain Mark Holt, Jamal King and Ronnie
Moore and they are pictured with Putt-Putt Business League director Aaron Bean.

Rayonier Putt-Putt champ again

Rayonier has won both the
spring and summer Putt-Putt
Business Leagues, edging out
17 other teams each time in a
seven-week schedule of
matchups at Putt-Putt at Main
Each team consisted of i
four players in a best ball for-
mat. The teams were put in
NFL-style divisions and
fought weekly to win a spot in
the playoff by winning their
division or earning a wildcard
In addition to Rayonier,
divisional winners were T-
Rays Burger Station, Florida
Public Utilities, The Ritz-'
Carlton, Amelia Island, Rock
Tenn and Quality Health
In both league champi-
onships, Rayonier came from
behind to win. The spring'
championship featured a
three-way playoff between
Rayonier, The Journey
Church and Halftime Sports
Pub, all tied after regulation
After the nine-hole playoff,
Rayonier and The Journey
Church went to sudden
death. On the 10th hole,
Rayonier made the ace to win
the title by one stroke over
The Journey Church.
During the summer cham-
pionship, The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island opened round
one atop the leaderboardc witl
Rayon!lR 'dr "tttke betrlfil,
After round two, Rayonier
took first again by a three-
stroke lead.
Rayonier took advantage
of a perfect night at the beach
to win the 2011 spring Putt-
Putt Business League.
"Rayonier is a great team,"
said Mitch Mitchell of.The
Journey Church. "Every time
we thought we could go up on
them, they would make a
Rayonier captured both
trophies and two fishing char-
ters on the Chasin' Cuda by
Dallas Hempstead of
Northwest Mutual Life.
The Rayonier team was
captained by Mark Holt.
"Everyone got better each-
week," Holt said. "We made
the aces when we had to."
'The Putt-Putt Business
League has really taken, off
and gotten very competitive.
Rayonier truly earned the
title and to win back-to-back
championships is really an
incredible feat," said Aaron
Bean, league director.
Rayonier, The Journey
Church,.Halftime Sports Pub,
Sonny's BBQ, 8 Flags
Insurance, The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island, T-Rays and
CBC Bank all qualified for the
Super Championship Bowl of
Putt-Putt to be held later this
fall for the title of Putt-Putt
Business grand champion
and will include teams from
the upcoming fall league.
Sonny's won the champi-
onship title in 2010.
The fall Putt-Putt Busihess
League starts in September
with 10 teams already signed
up, including First Baptist
Church, The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island, Sonny's, T-
Rays, Rayonier, 8 Flags
Insurance, PMSI, Florida
Public Utilities, Quality
Health, Farmand and
Farmand, Go Yoga, Slider's
and Chick-fil-A.
Jon the league for fun, fel-
lowship and networking. Play
starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 6:
Play a team of four each
week to compete for prizes
and bragging rights over a
seven-week schedule on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. Limited
spots are available; last four
leagues have sold out. Fee is
$259 plus tax per team and
includes ice cream for all
team players each week.
For information on the
league or Putt-Putt, call Bean
at 753-0517.

8 Flags Insurance with captain Scott Moore.

Quality Health with captain Steve Jordan.

Indoor soccer
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 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@ firstcoastymca.org.

Y Yoga is offering a monthly yoga class
designed for the breast cancer survivor or
patient in treatment at 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Fee is
$5. For information call 415-9642.

Yulee Little 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 be held.

Callingal Gator fans
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.

Volleyball fundraser
The Fernandina Beach High School volley-
ball team will be selling barbecue Bos-ton
butts for Labor Day weekend. They are
approximately 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
Garner at 261-2156 by today.

The Turtle Trot, Amelia Island's annual
Labor Day weekend run and walk, will be run
entirely on the beach with a 5K out-and-back
course starting and finishing at Main Beach.
Race-day headquarters will be at Main Beach
park and the event will be a 5K only with half-
mile and one-mile kids' fun runs 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 anniversary year for the
Turtle Trot and the race will raise money for
Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch and turtle
patrols inside Fort Clinch State Park. The race
T-shirts will feature original sea turtle art by
noted Amelia Island artist Sandra Baker-
Hinton. And to mark the anniversary, there's a
"retro" touch from Jacksonville-area beach
races of days gone by the first 500 finish-
ers will receive a commemorative coffee mug.
The Turtle Trot was the first race on Amelia
Island to use professional electronic timing
with ChampionChips and that tradition will
also continue.
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-reg-

istered 5K runners and walkers will include
free passes to the Main Beach Putt-Putt.
Registration fees for the 5K through today
will be $20 per person or $15 for members of
Amelia Island Runners (discount unavailable
online). After today through day of race, the
fee is $25 per person for everyone.
Fees will be $10 per child for the half-mile
and one-mile kids' runs, which will start on the
beach at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registered youth run-
ners will get a T-shirt and all finishers get a
ribbon. Parents are encouraged to run with
their kids for free; just fill out a registration
Registration forms and online registration
are available at AmelialslandRunners. com.
Race applications are also available at
Current Running, 815 S. 8th St., and other
locations. Pre-registration ends at 2 p.m.
Sept. 1 and race-day registration will be from
6:30-7:15 a.m. at Main Beach Park. Visit the
AIR w6bsite or call (904) 303-3483.

Continental Championship Wrestling pres-
ents Wrestle-bash 2011 Aug. 27 at the Atlantic
Avenue Recreation Center with a 7:30 p.m.*
bell time and doors opening at 6:30 p.m.
Making his return will be "Rock and Roll"
Chris Turner as he takes on Jarr6d Michaels.
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 cham-
Partial proceeds benefit Shiny Badges Inc.
Visit www.ccwrestling.biz.

Upward basketball
First Baptist Church, Femandina Beach is
again offering Upward.basketball and cheer-
leading for children in kindergarten through
sixth grade in the facility on Eighth Street.
Register online at www.FBFirst.com.
The season includes a one-hour practice
each week and coaches will teach important
skills like dribbling, shooting and passing.
Cheerlead-ers also practice an hour each
week and will leam skills like stances,
motions, jumps and cheers.
First Baptist will again be broadcasting the
games online through the website. Register
online or drop by the church, 1600 South
Eighth St., during regular business hours.
Evaluation begins Sept. 10

Advanced baseball
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 Fernandina Beach. Contact Coach
Shelly Hall for information at 583-0377. He
also offers instructional baseball for ages 5-6.

Blaze needs players
The North Florida Blaze girls traveling soft-.
ball 14-and-under and 12-and-under teams
are looking to fill their rosters. Contact Ben
Fouse at 225-0288 for information.

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Two paintings in very different styles both water-
colors by Sandra Baker-Hinton show the wide range
of capabilities of the artist and medias she uses.
For the second time Baker-Hinton has had a paint-
ing accepted in the 40th Annual Florida Watercolor
Society Juried Exhibition, to be held at the Art Center
Manatee in Bradenton, Sept. 6-Oct. 29. The opening
reception is Sept 23 at 5:30 p.m. The layered fluid
acrylic on watercolor paper, above, was the painting
chosen by the jurors.
"Diving for Dinnier," right, will be featured on the T-
shirts for the 2011 Turtle Trot Sept. 3 at 7:30 a.m. at
Main Beach, benefiting the Amelia Island Sea Tuttle
Watch and turtle patrols inside Fort Clinch State Park,
where Baker-Hinton volunteers.
"In the past I have always featured the sea turtles
as hatchlings or juveniles," said Baker-Hinton. "This year I wanted to show our grownup loggerhead, our most
prevalent layexon the beaches of Fernandina." To register for the race visit www.ameliaislandrunners.com.


The Amelia Island Film '"
Festival board presents Luke :
Matheney with a "Lifetime
Membership" to the festival.
Matheney received an Oscar
this year for Best Live Action
Short for his film "God of s
Love." His mother lives in
Fernandina Beach. From left ,
are Margo Story, Sam Parise, p p
Randy Bowman, president,
Matheney, Michael Smith and ..
John D'Agnese.
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evening of Story & Song

Frish Walker

ings of the South

Thousands of singer/songwriters have moved to
Nashville to follow a dream, and Tricia Walker was no excep-
tion. Before she left her native Mississippi in the 1980s,
Walker earned a degree in Music Education from Delta
State University. While working on her Master's Degree, she
performed at clubs and festivals in Mississippi and
Louisiana. She won American Song Festival and Mississippi
Song Festival awards and
moved to Music City to sign r '
with giant gospel music
publisher Word, Inc. As her Bliding blues, jazz and
songs were recorded on gospel with a beautiful Voice
Grammy-nominated discs and strong musicianship,
by Kathy Troccoli, Debby Tricia.
Boone and The Imperials, alkIa
her reputation as a song- will pr-
writer spread. form on
Walker's instrumental Saturday,
skills earned her a spot Sept: 3 at
backing Grand Ole Opry the next
star Connie Smith, with "Evening
whom she played for six of Story &
years. She also toured Song,"
extensively with Shania the popu-
Twain and Paul Overstreet lar concert series hosted by.
as a keyboard player and Mark and Donna Paz
vocalist. Her music has Kaufman and sponooied by
been recorded by Faith First Coast Community
Hill, Patty Loveless and Bpnk and Mbied: Media; .
Alison Krauss, whose per- Dor~6s oen at'furi s Hef It.
formance of Walker's St Peter's Episcopal Parish
"Looking in the Eyes of at 7165 p.m. for general",
Love" earned a Grammy. admission seating f t he'
Though she was able to show states at 8 p.i m. A't
forge a reputation and dorntio n to the tasrtist. ..
career in Nashville, Walker requested Forinf
still felt a strong connection Vis' TridaWaIkeriott'
to Mississippi. Her belief 277-2664 '- "
that the South in which she
was raised has often been
misrepresented led to the creation of The Heart of Dixie,
with songs that reflected the love and affection she and her
family had for Dixie, their African-American housekeeper
and nanny, over three generations. Walker's true-to-life
story is a sharp contrast to racial attitudes portrayed in The
Help, Kathryn Stockett's novel turned into a major motion
A few years ago, Walker and a good friend and co-writer,

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The Great Southern Tailgate
Cook-off will be held at Main Beach
on Amelia Island starting at 3 p.m.
today and 10 a.m. Aug. 27, featuring
more than 50

professional and
backyard (ama-
teur) teams
preparing chick-
en. ribs, pork.
brisket and

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more as they compete for more than
$20,000 in prize money and tro-
Visitors may purchase food and
drink from vendors throughout the
.day, enjoy free entertainment, an
arts and crafts area and a beach vol-
leyball tournament. Visit
VFW Post 4351 Men's Auxiliary

will host a
Fry Dinner Aug.
27. serving din-
ners of shrimp
or fish with
beans, slaw and

starting at 11 a.m. for a $10 donation.
Post 4351 is located under the Shave
Bridge. Call 432-8791 for in forma-
tion and directions.
Kicking off its 20th season.
Fernandina Little Theatre. 1014
Beech St. presents Angel Street." a
Victorian thriller by Patrick
Under the guise of kindliness.
handsome Mr. Manningham is
methodically trying to drive his wife

into insanity. While
he isout of the
house one day, a
police inspector vis-
its and ultimately
proves to her that
her husband is a
maniacal criminal.
Performances are Sept. 3.6,8, 9
and 10 at 730 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, Fernandina Beach. FL
32035. Visit ameliaflt.org or email

The Amelia Island Museum of
invites you
to its next
Brown Bag
Lecture on
Sept. 7 at
noon. This
month fea-
tures Jim Longacre presenting. The
Road Less Traveled, which will
chronicle the very di fferent lives of
three individuals living in slavery
around Amelia Island before and
during the Civil War. Slavery was a
very complex institution and very
different from what most people
think of it today. Each of the three
individuals reacts very differently as
war and the prospect of freedom
reaches them. Explore each of their
choices and how they affected their
futures and our present. This pro-
gram is free and open to the public.
Contact Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102 or

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Celebrate the "Season of
Life" at the eighth annual
Fall Gala presented by the
Council on Aging of Nassau
County on Oct. 9 from 6:30-
10:30 p.m. at Omni Hotels
and Resorts, Amelia Island
Plantation, 6800 First Coast
Hwy. Admission is $75 and
includes wine with dinner,
dancing, entertainment, cash
bar and silent auction. RSVP
by Sept. 23 to 261-0701, ext
117 or www.coanassau.com.
Nassau County Gator
Club invites all fans to a
University of Florida Gator
Football Kick-Off Social on
-Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at
O'Kanes Irish Pub and Eatery,
318 Centre St., Fernandina
Beach, 261-1000. Guest
speaker Marty Cohen is gen-
eral manager and editor of
GatorBat Magazine.
Admission is free. There will
be raffles and prizes.
The Amelia Island
Museum of History will pres-
ent a lecture by Adam
Goodheart, author of 1861:
The Civil WarAwakening, at
the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center,
Fernandina Beach, Sept. 10
at 4 p.m.
This event is a prelude to
the museum's "Florida in the
Civil War" exhibition, opening
in October. Goodheart will
sign copies of his book after
the lecture and at the Book
Loft, 214 Centre St., from 10
a.m. to noon Sept. 10.
Tickets are $25 for mem-
bers; $30 for non-members;
and $15 for youth under 19, at
the museum, 233 S. Third St.
Call 261-7378, ext 102 or visit

Morocco Shrine 25th
Annual Fall Arts & Crafts
Show will be held Sept. 10
from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and
Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
at the Morocco Shrine
Center, 3800 St. Johns Bluff
Road South, Jacksonville.
The event showcases
more than 140 booths of
craftspeople from across the
region. Admission is $3 for
adults and kids under 12 are
free. Call (904) 642-5200, ext,
30. Proceeds benefit Morocco
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The Terpsichorean
Dance club will hold a
dance Sept. 10 from 7:30-
11:00 p.m. at the Woman's
Club of Fernandina Beach,
201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. Enjoy
music by Pender & Snow and
table snacks and set-ups pro-
vided by the club. BYOB. The
theme is "Back to School" -
wear your school colors.
Dress is casual. Guests may
attend for a temporary mem-
bership fee of $40 per couple
in advance or $45 at the door.
Call 491-1294 or email bon-

The Rotary Club of Amelia
Island Sunrise, its Disaster
Relief Committee and Rotary
clubs in Joplin, Mo., will host

"Rollin for Joplin," a motorcy-
cle 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 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., the
Red Neck Yacht Club in
Yulee, ending at 3 p.m. at
Sonny's. Awards will be held
at 3:30 p.m. Visit
for details and to sign up.
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The Amelia Island Quilt
Guild invites the public to a
free program at 7 p.m. on
Sept. 13 featuring Ellen
Lindner, quilt artist and
teacher (AdventureQuilter.
cor). Follow Lindner on her
creative journey, view quilts,
hear inspiring stories and
learn quilting techniques. The
quilt guild meets the second
Tuesday at the Woman's
Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave.
Programs are free and open
to the public. Visit
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Nassau County Athena
Caf6, 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. Third St.
This program is free and
brown-baggers are welcome,
however reservations are
suggested by calling your
local branch library. Box
lunches by The General Store
may be purchased for $11
and prepaid by noon Sept. 16.
Order from any branch library.
Make checks payable to
FSCJ. No refunds. Call 277-
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Enjoy a "Fruits of the
Sea" lunch Sept. 24 from
noon-1 p.m. at The Florida
House Inn on South Third
Street, prepared by Chef
Susannah Sands. Speaker
Theresa Pierno is executive
vice president of the National
Park Conservation
Association. Tickets are $40
at Red Otter Outfitters or
nections.com. This is a High
Tide Women's Weekend
event in collaboration with the
National Park Conservation
* *
Friends of the
Fernandina Beach Branch
Library will explore Clara &
Mr Tiffanywith a bus tour
to the Morse Museum of
American Art in Winter Park
on Sept. 29. Author Susan
Vreeland did much of her
research for the book at the
museum'. Enjoy a one-hour
docent led tour (www.morse-

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museum.org) and lunch
(available for purchase) at the
Paris Bistro (www.paris-
bistroparkavenue.com). The
bus will leave at 7:15 a.m.
from the James S. Page
Governmental Complex,
96135 Nassau Place, Yulee
and return by 5 p.m. Tickets
are S38 and include trans-
portation and admission to the
museum. Deadline is Sept.
12. Call 277-7365.


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. Cook Art
Gallery is located in the
Nassau Center Library in
B103. Call 548-4432.
* *
The Island Art
Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach,
will offer free children's art
classes on Aug. 27 from
10:30-11:15 a.m. and
12:15- 1 p.m. for ages 6-9 and
1-2:15 p.m. forages 10-14.
Call 261-7020.
* *
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., to
experiment with the process
of discharging the removal
of dye with various chemicals
or bleach, often in pleasing
patterns or designs through
Shibori or tie dye methods, or
by stamping, stenciling or
block printing. Cost is $40,
prepaid. Contact Hamburg at
261-9229 or dianeham-
* *
Ann Kemp has an exhibit
of photographic images
titled "Photosynthesis:
Seeing with my Heart, Mind
and Soul" at the Mclntosh Art
Association in Darien, Ga.,
through Aug, 30. Visit the Old
Jail Art Center at 404 North
Way in Darien. Visit
com for details. Call (912)
* *
The Island Art
Association will hold its
General Meeting Sept. 6 at 7
p.m. in the Education Center,
18 N. Second St., with the
"Mosaic Project" inspiration,
planning and demonstration,
with audience.participation.
The next Artrageous
Artwalk Sept. 10 will feature
artists Billie Parker and
Mary Borshard at an open
reception from 5-8 p.m. For a
complete schedule of events
and classes or to rent the
Education Center visit
www.islandart.org or call 261 -
7020 for information.

Letterist Eliza Holliday
will hold a two-day class
Sept. 10 and 17 on book
binding with cloth and
hosho papers at the Island
Art Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St.
Holliday has taught letter-
ing and land book art for cal-
ligraphy groups, is widely
exhibited and her work
appears in many publications
on calligraphy. Contact
Holliday at www.letterist.com
or 556-2517 or 277-4834.

Elizabeth St. Hillaire
Nelson Is back for the third
year for her "Painting with
Paper" workshop, spon-
sored by the Amelia Island
Artist Workshop, Oct. 7-9 at
Amelia Hotel at the Beach.
Visit www.ameliais-
landartistsworkshop.com or
call 491-8040.
Early bird-discounts apply
through Sept. 6. Ken Austin's
workshop, "Make Your
Watercolors Come To Life -
And Morel" will be held
Oct. 16-18 at Amelia

Hotel at the Beach. Early bird
discounts apply through Sept.


Fernandlna Little Theatre
will hold open auditions for
"Doubt, A Parable" by John
Patrick Shanley on Aug. 30
at 7 p.m. at 1014 Beech St.
In this powerful drama, Sister
Aloysius, a Bronx school prin-
cipal, takes matters into her
own hands when she sus-
pects the young Father Flynn
of improper relations with a
male student. Needed are


Drum drcle
The Femandina Beach Drum Circle
meets the first Monday of each month from
7-9 p.m. at the DeeDee Bartel Nature Center
and North End Boat Ramp. Next meeting is
Sept. 5. One need not possess or purchase
a drum to participate. Instrumentation cen-
ters on drums and percussion but may
include other instruments such as flutes,
didgeridoos and other non-percussion instru-
Follow 14th Street North to the end. Go
past Bosque Bello Cemetery and Old Town,
over bridge and then left toward the old pogy
plant. The entrance is on right. Call Barbara
Hill at (904) 556-3219 or Doug Byron at
(904) 556-1606.
Singers anted
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
janelindberg@bellsouth.net for further infor-
.mation. The group rehearses each Thursday
night at Springer Controls Company at
96074 Chester Road in Yulee.
Jazz night
Culhane's Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd .
Atlantic Beach, Tuesday Jazz Nrte will tea-
ture "The John Thomas Group" with John
Thomas on keyboards and Ernie Ealum of
Fernandina Beach on bass, Sept. 6 from 6-8
Story& Song
Mississippi native Tricia Walker has
touched thousands of lives because so many
of her onginal songs have a conscience
Blending blues, jazz and gospel with a beau-
tful 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
call 277-2664.
Blues Festival
The inaugural Amelia Island Blues
Festival Sept. 16-17 at Main Beach will
include music, food, drinks and more with
blues artists such as Willie "Big Eyes" Smith,
Albert Castiglia; David Gerald Band; Roger.
"Hurricane" Wilson; Blistur; Conrad Oberg.
6th Street Rhythm & Blues Review and
many more. One-day passes are $15 and
two-day passes $25 in advance and avail-
able. along with the full lineup and informa-
lion at www ameliaislandblues.est.com
A preview concert will be held Sept 8
from 7 30-10 p.m at Cafe Karbo, 27 N.
Third St
Jazz Festival
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 with Impacto Latino at St Peter's
Episcopal Church, jazz songstress extraordi-
naire 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.amellais-
The American Beach Property Owners'
Association presents Jazz at Birney Park on
historic American Beach on Aug. 27 from 5-8
p m Bring your chair and enjoy music by
The Instant Groove
BBQ & Bluegrass
RAIN Humane Society will hold its second
annual BBO & 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'Brren 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

Amdela Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre St.,

hosts a music circle on Saturdays from 7:30-
10 p.m. featuring great local musicians.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Come
enjoy dessert, coffee and music.
Amela Rver Cruises
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., Fernandina Beach, or call 261-
9972 or book online at www.ameliarivercruis-
es.com. Tonight is Mike Hendrix Band/Terry
Smith; Aug. 27 is Gray Edenfield; Aug. 28 is
Hupp Huppman; Aug. 29 is Dan Voll; Aug. 30
is Pew Schmidt; Aug. 31 is Larry LeMier;
Sept. 1 is Terry Smith; and Sept. 2 is Gray
Caf Karibo
Cafe Karibo, 27 N. Third St., live music
Friday and Saturday from 6-9 p.m. on the
patio outside; live music Sundays outside
from 5-8 p.m. Call 277-5269. Visit
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St., KLOB
tonight; and Connected Houses Aug. 27.
Visit Dog Star on Facebook. Call 277-8010.

Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S. Third St., live
music. Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead 2045 South Fletcher
Ave karaoke on Sunday nights with Daddy
'O" DJ. Follow The Hammerhead on
Facebook at Hammerheadbar Islandbbq.
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each Thursday
night at The Riz-Carlton Amelia Island

Indigo Alley
IndigoAlley. 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 261-722
Larry & The Backtracks perform one
Thursday a month at Kelley's Courtyard
Cafe. 19 S. Third St. Upcoming dates are
Sept. 1, Oct 6 and Nov 3 Call 432-8213
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St free trivia each Monday at 7.30
p.m : wine tasting the third Tuesday at 6:30
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 trom 8.30
p m.-midnight and Friday and Saturday from
830pm-12 30am Call 261-1000 Visit
dww okanes cor
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon 117 Centre St, enter-
tainment most nights The second annual
Labor Day Weekend White Party invites
patrons to dress entirely in white and their
sunglasses to enjoy free entry and compli-
mentary cocktails until 10 p m Call Bill
Childers at 491-3332 or email bill@'thep-
alacesaloon corn to reserve VIP seating
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave, live entertainment every night
Call 310-6904 Visit
www SandyBottomsAmelia corn
SlidersSeaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Gril 1998 S. Fletcher
Ave, The Macy's in the lounge from 6-10
pm tonight and 7 11 pm Aug 27. shaggin'
in the lounge Sundays from 4-7 p m Pil Pil
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 corn.
Join Sliders on Facebook and Twitter
Snapper's Bar & Seafood Grill, 960062
Gateway Blvd at the foot of the Shave
Bndge. Amelia Island, Ladies Night on
Thursday at 7 p m Call 491-6888, Visit
The Surf Restaurant and Bar. 3199 South
Fletcher Ave Reggie Lee tonight. Richard
Smith Aug 27 Richard Stratton and Reggie
Lee Aug. 28: Gary Keniston Aug 29. Stevie
"Fingers" Aug 30' DJ Roc Aug 31:; and Andy
Haney Sept 2. 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

SONG Continuedfrom 1B mater, Delta State University, in Cleveland,
Kate Campbell, were sitting around dis- Now, Walker's latest album, Farther Along
cussing Eudora Welty, the South and the (just released last month), finds her returning
dynamic tension involved in trying to to her gospel roots, with songs that celebrate
"go home" again. It only makes sense that the traditions of both black and white church-
after finishing the song "All the Way Home" es all across the South. You can just about
yet another high-water mark in her accom- hear Walker paraphrasing Martin Luther
polished career she was invited to become King, Jr. ... "Home at last, home at last; thank
the director of the Music Institute at her alma God Almighty, I'm home at last."

one man and three women
(one African American)
over 18.
Performances are Oct. 15-
22. Stage crew needed.
Contact fltbiz@peoplepc.com
for details.
* *
Fernandlna Beach resi-
dent Bill Raser stars as Don
Quixote in St. Marys Little
Theatre's production of
"Man of la Mancha"
Sept. 9, 10, 16, 17 and 18 at
the St. Marys Railroad
Building, 1000 Osborne Road,
St. Marys, Ga.

Tickets are $12 and avail-
able at Books Plus, 107
Centre St., Fernandina
Beach, the St. Marys
Welcome Center, 111
Osborne St., St. Marys, Ga.,
or by calling (912) 729-1103.


Join the Amelia Island
Museum of History
Thursday at 5:30 p.m. to
tour four of the town's most
popular, notorious or other-
wise historic pubs and

One ticket will get you one
drink at each establishment
and an earful of colorful tales
about the places you visit as
well as those you see along
your way.
It's a great way to see
Fernandina and learn about
its history. Tickets are $25 per
person (must be 21, must
show ID); tour begins at the
historic train depot in down-
town Fernandina Beach.
Reservations required.
Contact Thea at 261-7378,
ext.105 or Thea@ameliamu-


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HAIR STYLIST at a modern, trendy1
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200. Fixed weekly rent or 60% of
income to you. Call (904)419-3490.

204 Work Wanted
painting, carpentry, cleaning, install
doors, windows, and fixtures. 40 yrs
exp., reliable. Call Jim (904)583-3485.
& Fernandina. Weekly or bi-weekly.
Free estimates. Please call 502-7409.
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State certified in all areas. Free
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207 Business
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operation, owner will train & finance for
right buyer. Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal
Realty 904-261-2770.


305 Tutoring
the love of math alive for your student.
Will tutor all ages. Rate: $50/hr. Call
(757)754-6137 or (904)849-7484.

slot available. All subjects plus
elementary math. Home or school.
References and free evaluation.

306 Lessons/Classes
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student. $15 per 30 minutes or $25
per hour. Call (904)415-8992.

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.

601 Garage Sales
8am-2pm. 2622 Countess of Egmont
St., Fernandina (behind the Rec

GARAGE SALE Sat. 8.27, 8am-lpm.
2919 Tidewater St., Ocean Reach
Subd. off Will Hardee Rd.

FRI. 8/26 ONLY 8am-12pm. Tools,
fishing Items, household. 97029
Caravel Trail, Pirates Wood.

601 Garage Sales
Soon Inside vendor & outside flea
market spaces for rent. (904)225-1952
Everything must go. 1325 Marian Dr., off
Buccaneer Trail. Sat. 8/27, 9am-2pm.

602 Articles for Sale
MUST SELL Antique Early 20th
Century upright Foster piano, $1000/
OBO. GE Ref/Freezer $50/OBO.
Call after 4pm. 583-4442.
GUN SHOW Aug. 27 & 28. Prime
Osbom Convention Center, 1000 Water
St., Jax. (I-95 south to exit 353A,
Forsythe St.). CWP classes 10:00 &
1:00. Admission $8.00. Free Parking.
Info Cliff Hangers (386)325-6114.
authors. Sherryl Woods, Debble
MacComber, Fern Michaels, etc. $4
each. (904)310-6151
ERS, dryers, interior & bl-fold doors,
floor tile, toilets, rug, shelving, sinks,
misc. Call Kate (904)491-0112.
REFRIGERATOR Side-by-side door,
$300/OBO. 12' ladder, dryer, TVs,
stands. 261-8276
FOR SALE 9 HP Go Cart, needs carb.,
$100/OB. Dyno 16" boys bike, $50.
Medium telescope Bushnell, $40 557-4181.

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

624 Wanted To Buy
Call Junior at 879-1535 or 237-5293.

701 Boats & Trailers
2008 BAYLINER 185BR Dry docked
AIYB. Less than 15 hours. 135 horse-
power. (904)556-2826, make offer.

801 Wanted To
Buy or Rent
RETIRED COUPLE with no pets/
children looking for a rental home/
condo ON BEACH for 1 yr. min. Min
2BR/2BA. durmandavld@yahoo.com

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

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


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

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it. For more Info, call 904-753-1833 or

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lighted cabinet. Marble hutch & buffet
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or display, 2 large drawers in middle, 4
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street from the beach.Al util, wi-fiTV & phone.
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sq.ft. $1200/mo. + utilities.
*Amelia Park 910 approx. sq.ft., 3 offices,
reception area, kitchen and bathroom.
$1450/mo.+ utilities.
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1.800 'sq.ft. $2250mo. lease + tax. Sale also
or Nursery. Office, greenhouse: shade houses
with a fenced, irrigated outside space
for plants. Excellent location with high visibility.
Office Complex w/tenant for sale excellent
investment 1941 Citrona Dr 4690 sq.ft.
including additional lot Call for more info

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854 Rooms
FURNISHED ROOM Cable, laundry,
kitchen privileges, all furnished. Prefer
disabled veteran or social security. Call
Glen at 904-548-9707.

full kitchen, & laundry. $500/mo. Call
Lori at (904)415-3686.

855 Apartments

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

856 Apartments

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&747 for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
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area. $875/mo. + utilities. Condo -
2BR, $800/mo. Call (847)867-3163 or
email ghr56@aol.com

3BR/2BA, washer/dryer, 1-car garage,
gated, community pool, walk to Super
WalMart, one level walkup. $1100/mo +
utilities. Call (904)753-4147 or 321-3444.

Paradise. 1/1. and 2/2 deluxe condos in
gated, lakeside community with 24/7
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more! Live the Amelia Lakes life.
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for a showing, www.amellalakes.com

2BR/2BA, washer/dryer hookups,
fitness center. $890/mo. Call (904)
607-1147 or (904)261-2061.

859 Homes-Furnished
bonus room, in Lofton Pointe, garage,
fully furnished. $1400/mo.' Call Ana

860 Homes-Unfurnished
acre in Yulee. Pets ok. $950. Call Phil

3BR/2BA Large upper duplex across
road from beach. Available mid August.
$1300 includes W/D, carport, storage
shed. (904)710-5884

ROOM FOR RENT in Five Points
area. Private Bedroom and Bath with
use of kitchen and living room. Non-
smoker. Electric & Cable included.
$500 month with deposit required.
Call 206-1058 for details & appt.

852 Mobile Homes
mo. Water included. Small pets OK.
Yulee. Remodeled 3BR/2BA, $725/mo.
Small pets OK. (904)501-5999
starting at $800/mo. Call 753-2155 or
3/BD MOBILE HOME in trailer park
in Yulee. $575/mo + $400/dep. Call
Candy at 904-239-9559.
mo. + $750 deposit. 1 acre lot. Quiet.
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.
ON ISLAND 1, 2 & 3BR SWMH in
park, clean, remodeled. Starting $150/
wk, $600/mo + dep. Utils avail. 2BR/
2BA Duplex includes utils. 261-5034

LIKE NEW 2BR/26A SWMH w/fire-
place & shed. Nassauville/Duck Lake
area. $625/mo. + $625 deposit. (904)

AMELIA LANDING Sadler Rd. Nicely
furnished 2BR/2BA villa, view of lake,
screened porch. $895 includes water,
garbage, & sewer. Nick Deonas Realty,
Inc. (904)277-0006

remodeled and luxury furnished 2/2
deluxe comndn in nated l rakeide

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

863 Office
SUITES no long term commitment,
move in today. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty (904)261-2770.

Amelia Insurance, Sadler Rd. $550/mo.
600-10Osf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia'Insurance. (904)557-5644

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Remain: 1008, 1018 & 1400 sq.-ft.

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owner at (904)261-0499.

864 Commercial/Retail
Buildings 1 & 2. 1250 sq. ft. ADA
restrooms, office/retail space w/ware-
house. Water/sewer/garbage inc.. Call
Dave Turner 277-3942. Units start at
$1250 + tax per month w/year lease.

NASSAU CO. 1,500 SF on up. 626
S. 8th St. High visibility & low rates.
Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal Realty (904)

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

866 Wanted to Rent
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Amelia Island for 6 months or more.
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* 403 Tarpon Avenue, Unit #403 (Ocean Park Condominiums) 1665 s.f. 87493 Cutlass Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2460 s.f. 3BR/2BA -
3BR/2BA Very short walk to the beach. Master bath with double sinks, trash Two Master Baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, walk-in pantry, remod-
compactor, closet pantry, carpet and ceramic tile. Community pool, led wth vaulted ceilings, carpet and ceramic tile, patio/deck, wood fenced-in
patio/deck/balcony, elevator, storage doset, barbecue grills in common area. 1- yard. $1S50
car garage. Washer/Dryer, pest control, water, sewer & trash and Association 97056 Carpenter Ridge Court (Arnold Ridge Subdivision) 2582 a.f. -
fees are included $1700 4BR/3BA Three Master Baths, dining in living/great room, doset pantry, car-
S2005 Bcachwood Road (Amelia Island Plantation) 1700 s.f. FUR- pet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, wooden fenced-in back yard, private
NISHED OR UNFURNISHED 3BR/3.5BA, Each bedroom has its own bath, yard/courtyard, 2-car garage and driveway parking. Association fees are indud-
9 miles of walking & bike trails, 2.5 miles ofbeach. Gated community w/guard ed. Available September 1st $1500
posted, ocean/lake views, dock access, patio/deck and playground. 86272 Riverwood Drive (Mendowfield) 1600 s.f. 3BR/2BA, Home with
Washe /Dryer, lawn care, pest control & Association fees included. $2100 open floor plan, eat-in kitchen plus formal dining room. Back patio overlooks
S403 Tarpon Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condominiums) 1432 s.f.- poaid. Convenient to AA and 1-95, dose to shopping. $1200.
2BR/2BA Community pool, barbecue grills in common area, full master bath
with double sinks, dining in living/great room, doset pantry, trash compactor,
patio/deck balcony, storage closet, carpet and ceramic tile One-car garage. CONDO/TOWNHOME/APAerMENTS
Ocean views, only a short walk to the beach. Washer/Dryer, water, sewer, 31217 Paradise Commons, Unit #823 (Amelia Lakes) 2BR/2BA Two
trash, pest control and Association fees are included. Home also on Sales Master Baths, eat-in kitchen, kitchen island, wood fireplace, community pool,
market. $15O0 tennis courts, exercise room. barbecue grills in common areas, gated communi-
ty,clubhouse and playground Washer/Dryer, lawn care, pest contrBl, trash &
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON ISLAND Association fees are included in rent. $900
2705 Dolphin Avenue, Unit *2A (Ocean View Villas) 2535 s.f
* 2805 S. Fletcher Drive 1200 s.f.- 3BR/2BA Gorgeous ocean views!! 3BR/3.5BA, Full master bath with separate shower and tub, double sinks, car-
Remodeled beach house with ceramic tile throughout. Enjoy the sunrise or sun- pe & ceramic tile, wood-burning stove, covered patio/deck with beautiful ocean
set watching the waves roll in. Full master bath, Dining in living/great view. Available September 1st $1905
room/family room, breakfast room, ceramic tile, mini and metal blinds, 1-car 2741 Forest Ridge Drive, Unit I-1 (Forest Ridge Condominiums) 2BR/2BA
garage. $1100 Two Master bathrooms, each with tub and shower, dining in family room,
* 18 Harrison Creek (The Plantation) 11,000's.f., 5BR/5BA/2 half BA. open kitchen with closetpantry, carpet, ceramic tile and vinyl, mini blinds, cov-
Custom built home overlooking the marsh and Amelia River Pool, outdoor fire erd patio/deck. Clubhouse, tennis courts and community pool. $850
place, patio livngarea, boat dock w/ lift, and 4 car garage. Professional kitchen, *23615 Bahama Point (Amelia Lakes) 1181 s.f- 2BR/2BA Deluxe floor
granite countertops, two laundry rooms. Master suite on main level. Three BR plan. Wood-burning fireplace in large living room, fully loaded kitchen with
suites plus recreation room & study upstairs Private in-law suite Call for full sized pantry Diningarea just outside kitchen, screened-in porch offliving
pricing. room overlooking lake and natural area. Ceiling fans in each bedroom.
* 21Z3 Ciera Lane (The Arbors Subdivision) 1503sf :3BR/2BA Large Clubhouse with work out ara, tennis courts, community pool and car care cen.
kitchen with closet pantry, irrigation system and 2-car garage! Available ter- $925
September lot $1250 1582 Park Lane (Amelia Park) 400 .f. 1BR/1BA Cute studio apartment
S1863 W. Perimeter Park Road (Amelia Park) 2539sf- 3BR/2.5BA -Wood with efficency kitchen Tde floors in kitchen and bathroom Recently painted
frame two story with two Master baths and partialbath.formal dining area. eat- and new carpet Lawn care nducld. $675
in kitchen, kitchen island and doset pantry, fireplace, upgraded granite coun-
tertops, cabinets & fixtures Community playground and picnic ain. 2 car COMMERCIAL RENTALS
garage. Association fees are induded. $2300
g Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500 s.f. will divide and build
to tenant's specs
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES OFF ISLAND Atlantic Ave 14th 1,600sfoffice $1,300/mo
* 86180 Remsenburg Drive (North Hampton Subdivision) 2900 sf 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
4BR/3BA Wood frame, full Master Bath, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, C e Se 4h ( ) v
carpet & ceramic tile, fireplace, community pool, cubhouse, playground, bar- Centre Street h (Swn Bld divide offices
beque glls and 2-car garage. Cable or satellite TV and Association fees are 179 US HWY 17- 1196sf Commercal bqildlg, $1,500/mo.
induded in rent. $1795 Sadler Road Commercial Building 625 sf building on 1 acre lot. $1,500

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95330 Spinaker 3792 sf. 4BR/3.5BA gorgeous ocean view
home located in the exclusive Amelia Island community of
Summer Beach. Grand two story living room with fireplace,
private library/office w/fireplace, gourmet kitchen with high end
appliances. Master Suite offers separate sitting room facing the
ocean. Master bath features separate vanities, large shower and
oversized jetted tub. Community Pool. Available fully
furnished. On Island. $3,950/mo.
Ocean View Villas #3C 2486 sl: 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. $2,300/mo.
Ocean View Villas #2C 2128 sf. 31R/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.
2766 Ocean Oaks Dr. 2500 sf. 4BR/3BA house under a
canopy of live oaks. Wood and tile floors plus upgraded Kitchen
with Corian counter tops overlooking Family Room with built
ins. Screened pool and spa. Separate Guest Quarters with Full
Bath. Master Suite opens to pool area and has double walk in
Closets, Garden Tub and Walk In Shower. Pets ok. On Island.
5059 Summer Beach Blvd. 3BR/2BA patio home with pool
located in gated Summer Beach. Offered furnished or
unfuirnished with with rwo master suites. Pets allowed. On
Island. $1,650/mo.
3409 Sea Marsh Road 1710 sf. 3BR/2BA Fiddlers Bend
condo on gated Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Marsh views
from many rooms. Fireplace in living room. Great deck and
balcony areas. Pets ok. On Island. $1,600/no.
95392 Sonoma Drive 2641 sIf4BR/2.5BA two story home in
Woodblidge community. Scicened lanai overlooks large fully
fenced backyard. Upgraded kitchen with plenty of cabinet space
opens o, 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/mo.
75035 Morning Glen Ct. 2400 sf. 3BR/2BA home
located in River Glen. Bonus room, family room and
office/den. Tile in main living area. Covered lanai.
Community pool and Water Park. Pets ok. Off Island.
76015 Deerwood Dr. 1858 sf. 3BR/2BA house in
Timbercreek Plantation. Corner lot with large backyard.
Custom paint throughout. Upgraded Kitchen with tile
floor. Huge Master Suite with separate tub & shower.
Irrigation and security systems. Community pool and
playground. Dogs ok. Off Island. $1,250/mo.
2119 Beach Wood 1210 sf. 2BR/2BA Omni Amelia
Island Plantation condo located just one block from the
beach! Offered furnished or unfilrnished. No pets. On
Island. $1,250/mo.
1325 Marian Drive 1892 sf. 4BR/2BA home on large
fenced in lot. Backs up ro 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 sf 2BR/2BA
ground floor unit in Amelia Lakes. Large bedrooms with
ceiling fans. Kitchen overlooking living room. Screen
porch with storage. Close to pool and workout center. Pets,
ok. Off Island. $900/mo.
314 S 14th Street 836 sf. 2BR/1.5BA Island cottage
ihome with oversi-ed fenced in back yard and large deck for
entertaining. Pets allowed. On Island. $800/mo.

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beach in quiet cul-de-sac. Large 2 car
garage w/storage. All modem applianc-
es, breakfast area, Pergo wood floors,
fireplace, large deck & BBQ area,
fenced private lot. $1685/mo. (land-
scaping not incl) Avail Sept 1st. Pets
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3BR/1BA, close to high school, fenced
backyard, W/D hook-up. $900/mo +
$900/dep. (904)321-6492

ON ISLAND 2BR/1.SBA on cul-de-
sac, close to everything. Credit check
& references req. $750/mo + dep.
(904)430-2605 or (904)415-9416.

CALLAHAN 2280 SQ FT 4/2 home
built in '03. Lv. rm, den, F/P, morn. rm,
& dream kitchen on 2 Tr acre
completely shaded lot. Will consider
owner finance at $780/mo. (904)589-

4BR/ 2BA 2000 Sq. ft. home on
water. Nassau Lakes, fenced back-
yard. Stainless appliances, fireplace,
window blinds, ceiling fans, $1,000
down, $1350/mo. (904)742-1352.

BEAUTIFUL 3/2 96686 Chester Rd.
Totally remodeled on 1+ acres.
Includes all apple's. $1095/mo. + dep.
(904)491-6008 or (904)910-5913.

ON ISLAND Small remodeled 3/1
house. Large yard, very private. CH&A.
$895/mo + dep. Wkly rates & other
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