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Record revenues at port

News Leader
While other businesses take a
thrashing against the proverbial
rocks, the Port of Fernandina is thriv-
ing with the winds of trade at its back
after posting record numbers for ton-
nage and revenue in 2010 and hiring
new employees.
Hosted by the Fernandina
Mat itime E xcharigie. the second state
of the port address Tuesday sent one

The Port ofFernandina added 10 employees
this year to meet demand.
prevailing message the port is Authority.
poised for future growth. Marking the second straight year
"I do believe this is Florida's pre- of revenue increases, the port gen-
mier port," said Val Schwec, com- erated 21.6 percent more revenue in
mercial director for Kinder Morgan, 2010 than 2009. The rise in revenue
which runs the port for the Nassau follows 2009's revenue growth of 18.9
County Ocean, Highway and Port percent from 2008.

"When you're in a niche market
you can buck trends," Schwec said.
The facility handled almost 629,000
tons in 2010, compared to roughly
507,000 in 2009 and less than 450,000
in 2008. Though the port boasts three
segments break-bulk cargo, con-
tainer cargo and off-portwarehousing
and distribution it relies heavily on
the former, which refers to goods
whose units are loaded individually
PORT Continued on 4A



4 The first Amelia Island Blues
Festival drew good music, good
crowds, good weather, good
food and drink and a good time
Friday and Saturday at Main
Beach. Fans were entertained
a by Roger "Hurricane" Wilson
of Adanta, above, 11-year-old
Michaela Rowe ("Layla Lynn")
of Florida, right, Jacksonville
native Conrad Oberg, below
left, and David Gerald of
Detroit, below right, among
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City commissioners unanimously
approved increases of various city fees
Tuesday, with most increases affecting
Parks & Recreation Department users.
The fee increases that will directly
affect most residents, however; are
water/wastewater fees.
Other approved fee increases were
at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club,
Fernandina Harbor Marina,
Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport
and the Community Development
Department The fire department had
no fee increases and the city clerk's
office had only one fee increase.
A handful of fees were decreased.
'According to a city summary, all
departments within the city were
required to evaluate their fees as part
of the development of the 2011-12 city
budget. Those fees are "based on the
cost to provide (city) services and facil-
ity rentals," according to the summary.
Water and wastewater rates had
nominal increases of a few cents up to
several dollars, but all city residents
will be affected by those increases.
Final water bills are determined by the
amount of water used.
Among other. changes, the
Fernandina Beach Golf Club now
charges the same greens fees for city
residents .,., and non-residents.
Membership fees for city residents,
FEES Continued on 3A


to keep


Florida Public Utilities has dropped
a plan to discontinue walk in services
at its office on South Eighth Street.
Mark Cutshaw, northeast division gen-
eral manager of FPU, said Thursday
the company was responding to com-
plaints by the public and city commis-
At Tuesday's city commission meet-
- ing, Commissioner Eric Childers and
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter expressed
concerns about the elimination of walk-
in services.
FPU, the city's electricity provider,
sent out'a notice along with its last
electric bill saying that, starting Nov. 1,
it would no longer provide walk-in or
bill drop-off services at its local office
on South Eighth Street
Childers, who brought the issue up
for discussion, said elimination of walk-
in services was a breach of FPU's fran-
chise agreement with the city, which
states "services and functions ... shall
be maintained during the term of this
"I don't think they're honoring (the
franchise agreement) in good faith',"
Childers said. He noted he was also
concerned that some people could be
without electricity for 48 hours if they
were unable to pay a bill before a week-
"People are in financial straits,"
Childers said. "Customer service to '
me is one of the areas that's suffered
the most... we have the mechanism in
place to make FPU accountable.
Regardless of the percentage (of walk-
in customers) we need to hold them to
their word."
Cutshaw told commissioners that
FPU Continued on 3A



FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 23. 2011 NEWS News-Leader


DC-.liu "Dee" McCormick
Mrs, Dl)eanna "Dee" McCormick, age
i8o. o Yuik'e, FL passed away on Monday
I, ,it ii, September 19, 2011, at the Mayo
S m., in Jacksonville.
Born in Akron, OH, she
was the daughter of Karen
Corbin Gibson and the late
James Oscar Williams. She
has been a resident of
Nassau County since the
mid 1980's. Dee worked as
a Server at Miss Carolyn's
Breakfast and Desserts on 14th Street.
Prior to Ms Carolyn's, she worked at
Shoney's on Sadler Road and Sonny's
Barbecue on 8th Street.
She loved her plants, birds, and her
black Librador Retriever, Jake.
Dee leaves behind her husband, Doug
McCormick, Yulee, FL; a son, Shannon
Perry, Port Orange FL; her mother and
step father, Karen and Frank Gibson,
Bunn'ell, FL; three brothers, Mitchell
Williams, Bunnell, FL; Mark Gibson, Axton,
VA; and Frank Gibson, Jr., St.Augustine, FL;
several nieces and nephews, as well as her
mother in law, Earline McCormick, Tampa,
FL, and a sister in law, Terri McCormick,
Chicago, IL
Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on
Monday, September 26,2011 at the Burgess
Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in
Fernandina Beach, with Reverend Hollie
Tapley officiating.
Dee's family will receive friends on
Monday, at the funeral home, from 1:00 pm
until the hour of service.
Please share her life story ai www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Mr. Randy Newton, age 53, of
Jacksonville, passed away on Monday,
September 19, 2011 in Yulee, FL
Born in Crestview, FL he was one of
three children born to Jimmy' and
Gwendolyn Adkison
Newton. As a young boy,
his family moved to
Jacksonville in 1964. Being
raised on the.Northside, he
attended public school at
Garden City and Highlands
Elementary, Highlands
Junior High and was a graduate of Technical
High School. For over 30 years, Mr. Newton
has worked as a Machine Operator for
Packaging Corporation of America in
Oceanway. An avid Florida Gator fan, he
enjoyed bowling, fishing and shopping;
oftentimes doing the family grocery shop-
ping. Mr. Newton was a member of the
Westside Baptist Church.
He leaves behind, his wife and primary
caregiver, Barbara Sharpe Newton,
Jacksonville, FL, caregivers and father and
mother in law, Joe and Frances Sharpe,
Yulee, FL, children, Dereck Randall
Newton, Jacksonville, FL, Stephanie
Wagner (Rob), Kings Bay, GA, William Lee
Fisher (Amanda), Yulee, FL, Leslie Fisher

(Chris), Virginia Beach, VA, his parents,
Jimmy and Gwen Newton, Andalusia, AL, a
brother, Ernie Newton (Mona),
Jacksonville, FL, a sister, Debbie Jones
(Danny), Callahan, FL, thirteen grandchil-
dren, a nephew, Jonathan, 2 nieces, Erin and
Tamara as well as 2 great-nephews, Alex
and Taylor.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am
today, from the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home, Fernandina Beach,
with Reverend Ricky Crews, officiating.
Mr. Newton will be laid to rest in
Greenpine Cemetery.
His family received friends from 5:00-
7:00 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors

Christopher Robert Tiensch
Christopher Robert Tiensch, 43, of West
Lake Hills, died September 11, 2011, in
Port Aransas, Texas. Chris was a loving
husband, wonderful father and dear friend
to many
Chris graduated from the Florida Air
Academy in 1986 and Stephen E Austin
I State University in 1991,
and was a telecommunica-
tions expert, businessman
and entrepreneur. Chris,
t an avid mountaineer, had
attempted 6 of the 7 highest
g summits of the World
including; Mount
.Kosciuszko in Australia, Mont Blanc in
Europe, Kilimanjaro in Africa, Mount
Everest in Asia, Mount McKinley in North
America, and Aconcagua in South America.
Chris is survived by his wife, Dan6
Tiensch, and their two children, Taylor and
Emily; his parents, Rita and Richard Tiensch
of Fernandina Beach, Florida; a sister, Heike
Tiensch of Houston, Texas, parents-in-law,
Pam and Carl Leisner of Midway,
A celebration of Chris' life was held on
Tuesday, September 20, at the TDS Exotic
Game Ranch and Pavilion, Creedmoor,
Texas. In lieu of flowers, contributions may
be made to the Sherpa Education Fund at
www.sherpaedfund.org in memory of
Christopher Tiensch.
Obituary and memorial guestbook avail-
able online at www.wcfish.com.
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home
Austin. Texas

Beverly Skipper Willis
Mrs. Beverly Skipper Willis, age 75,
beloved wife of Doug Willis, went home to
be with her heavenly father, with her fam-
ily by. her 'side' on Thursday morning,
September 22, 2011.
Born in Jacksonville, FL she was the
daughter of the late John and Ethel Petty,
Skipper. Being raised in Fernandina, she
was a graduate of Fernandina High School,
Class of 1954 where she played the Clarinet
in the High School Band. Talented as a
young girl, she excelled in music and sang
her first solo at the age of five at the First

Baptist Church of Fernandina Throughout
her teenage years, she took piano lessons,
was a member of the church choir and sang
on the radio, in theaters and hotels in
Jacksonville, FL
At the age of 11, she learned to sew
from Mrs. Mae Belle Stalnaker and used
those talents throughout her life, making
her own clothes, her children's clothes and
her husband's suits. Her natural creative-
ness was evidenced through her hand
crafts, paintings in her home and gardens,
knitting, cake decorating and cooking.
Mrs. Willis attended the Bessie Tift
College where she received her Secretarial
Certificate. She later served as the
Bookkeeper at Millbrook Baptist Church in
Millbrook, AL and upon returning to
Fernandina Beach, served as Bookkeeper
at the First Baptist Church from 1989-1995.
As a member of the First Baptist Church,
she was active in the music department
and played the Clarinet in the Orchestra.
In 1950, she became a member of the
International Order of the Rainbow Girls. In
1972 she joined the Order of the Eastern
Star and in 1973, the Rebecca Order of the
Eastern Star. In 1986, she received the
Grand Cross of Color from the International
Order of the Rainbow Girls.
Mrs. Willis leaves behind, her husband
of 55 years, H. Doug Willis, Fernandina
Beach, FL, three sons, Hugh D. Willis Jr.,
Columbia, SC, Edward Skipper Willis,
Fernandina Beach, FL, Todd Willis
(Suzanne), a daughter, Suzi Ring (Fred),
and two grandsons, William Blake Willis
and John Colson Willis, all of Fernandina
Beach, FL
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on
Saturday, from the graveside in Bosque
Bello Cemetery with Reverend Mike Reetd,
Friends may call today from 5:00-7:00
pm at the funeral home.
Her nephews; Jeff, Steve, Mark, Jimmy,
Donald and Tom Skipper and Donnie and
Darren'Willis will serve as pallbearers.
The members of Jimmy Parker's Sunday
School Class will serve as honorary pall-
bearers and are asked to assemble at the
gravesite on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribu-
tions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital
for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive,
Tampa, FL32607 or to Hospice of Northeast
Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257.
Please share her life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Mary "Mae" A. Brunner, 94, of
Fernandina Beach died on Wednesday
morning, Sept 21,2011. Arrangements are
Green Pine FuneralHome.,,
Michael VernonPlatt, 53. died on
Sunday, Sept 18, 2011 at his residence in
Fernandina Beach, A memorial ceremony
.will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. in
Bosque Bello Cemetery.


Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for
people who have, or think they may
have, a drinking problem are held
Monday at noon and Saturdays at 10
a.m. at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church,
on Atlantic Avenue across from Fort
Clinch State Park. Please enter the meet-
ings through the side door..
Cats Angels will hold a yard sale in
the parking lot of its Thrift Store Sept. 24
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. There is a new selec-
tion of household goods, furniture, used
books and more all at great bargain
Shop early for the best selections.
The Halloween Shop at Cats Angels
Thrift Store is stocked with party goods,

decorations and unique gifts for the holi-
day. The Thrift Store, 709 S. Eighth St., is
open Monday through Saturday from 11
a.m.-5 p.m.
Childwelfare talk
Family Support Services of North
Florida offers a Step-by-Step Overview of
Child Welfare at the Breakfast Learning
Series on Sept. 27 from 9-10:30 a.m. at
the FSS Nassau County office, 87001
Professional Way, Yulee. Continental
breakfast and networking begin at 8:30
a 5n'.
A panel of child welfare experts will
discuss what happens from the time the
Child Abuse Hotline receives a call until
the'child is reunified with his family or is
Discover how a child in care is helped
through the legal system. For informa-





tion or to register to attend the free pro-
gram, contact FSS.BLS.Nassau@fssnf.
org or 225-5347.
Living Healthy
Living Healthy, a free six-week pro-
gram for people 60 and older to help
them stay active and enjoy life, will meet
at the Council on Aging in Fernandina
Beach on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. begin-
ning Sept. 29 and continuing Oct. 6, 18,
27 and Nov. 3 and 10. P
participants will learn skills for living
better with chronic diseases, how to
manage symptoms, use medication effec-
tively, exercise safely and easily, handle
difficult emotions, communicate better
about health issues with family and
friends and relax.
Contact Frances Bartelt to register or
for information at 261-0701, ext. 102.


Superintendent of Public Instruction John T.
Weisner said Nassau County schools needed big-
ger classrooms and more competitive wages for
September 21, 1961
William and Betty Cook of Callahan donated
40 acres for a new Florida Community College at
Jacksonville campus in Yulee.
September 25, 1986
Fernandina Beach marina director Coleman
Langshaw said the facility could make enough
money to pay off an estimated $2 million loan to
fund the next phase of development.
September 21, 2001

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Apple or pear a day

may keep strokes away
DALLAS -Apples and be useful
pears may keep strokes to con-
away. That's the conclusion sume
of a Dutch study published in .. consider-
Stroke: Journal of the .... able
American Heart Association .~ amounts
in which researchers found n. of white
that eating a lot of fruits and fruits and
vegetables with white flesh vegetables," said Linda M.
may protect against stroke. Oude Griep, M.Sc., lead
While previous studies author of the study and a
have linked high consump- postdoctoral fellow'in human
tion of fruits and vegetables nutrition at Wageningen
with lower stroke risk, the Uninversity in the
researchers' prospective Netherlands. "For example,
work is the first to examine eating one apple a day
associations of fruits and is' an easy way to increase
vegetable color groups with white fruits and vegetable
stroke, intake.
The color of the edible "However, other fruits
portion of fruits and vegeta- and vegetable color groups
bles reflects the presence of may protect against other
beneficial phytochemicals chronic diseases. Therefore,
such as carotenoids and it remains of importance to
flavonoids. consume a lot of fruits and
Researchers examined vegetables,"
the link between fruits and Apples and pears are high
vegetable color group con- in.dietary fiber and a
sumption with 10-year stroke flavonoid called quercetin. In
incidence in a population- the study, other foods in the'
based study of 20,069 adults, white category were
with an average age of 41. bananas, cauliflower, chicory
The participants were free of and cucumber. Potatoes
cardiovascular diseases at were classified as a starch.
the start of the study and .The U.S. Preventive
completed a 178-item food Health. Services Taskforce
frequency questionnaire for recommends selecting each
the previous year.. day vegetables from five sub-
Fruits and vegetables groups: dark green,
were classified in four color red/orange, legume, starchy
groups: and other vegetables.
Green, including.dark Before the results are
leafy vegetables, cabbages adopted into everyday prac-
and lettuces tice, the findings should be
Orafige/Yellow, which confirmed through addition-
were mostly citrus fruits ,al research,'Oude Griep said.
Red/Purple, which "It may be too early, for
were mostly red vegetables physicians to advise patients
White, of which 55 per-, to change their dietary "
cent were apples and pears; ,.. habits based on these initial
During 10 years of follow- findings," she said.
up, 233 strokes were docu- ... An accompanying editori-
mented. Green, orange/yel- al notes that the finding
low and red/purplefruits and should be interpreted with
vegetables weren't related to caution because food fre-
stroke. However, the risk of quency questionnaires may
stroke incidence was 52 per- not be reliable. In addition,
cent lower for people with a "the observed reduction in
high intake of white fruits, stroke risk might further be
and vegetables compared to due to a generally healthier
people with a low intake, lifestyle of individuals con-
Each 25 gram per day suming a diet rich in fruits
increase in white fruits and and vegetables," writes
vegetable consumption was Heike Wersching, M.D.,
associated with a 9 percent M.Sc., of Institute of
lower risk of stroke. An aver- Epidemiology and Social
age apple is 120 grams. Medicine at the University of
; 'To prevent stuokedt.mana i Mtinster, in Germany ..*
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Top college savings

myths demystified
TALLAHASSEE Recent private colleges. A Florida
data from the Consumer Price College Investment Plan can
Index indicates the financial be used to cover any qualified
burden of tuition and fees has higher education costs at
increased two-fold in the past accredited colleges, universi-
decade, surpassing inflation ties and graduate schools
when compared to goods, throughout the U.S.
health care, housing and ener- Myth: If my child receives
gy costs. Governor Rick Scott a Florida Bright Futures
and the Florida Prepaid Scholarship, it would be a
College Board' remind fami- waste of money to have pur-
lies September is College chased a Florida Prepaid
Savings Month in the state of College Plan.
Florida and now is the best Fact: Starting last fall,
time for families to take advan- Bright Futures no longer cov-
tage of easy and smart ways to ers the full cost of tuition. Most
save for their children's col- students who have both a
"lege education. Prepaid College Plan and
Florida Prepaid offers two Bright Futures are able to
529 plan options: the Florida more fully cover the costs of
Prepaid College Plan and the. college because the two can
Florida College Investment be used together. In addition,
Plan. Open enrollment to lock all students are not academi-
in this year's prepaid plan cally eligible for Bright Futur-
prices starts. Oct.17. es, and they must maintain a
The Florida Prepaid Col- certain GPAin college to keep
lege Board encourages fami the scholarship.
lies to research their college Myth: Having atax-free 529
savings options this month and college savings plan will sig-
wan.ts to dispel a few common. nificantly affect my child's eli-
savings misconceptions: .. gibility to receive financial aid.
Myth: If our family leaves Fact: Section 529 college
Florida, then the money in a savings plansare considered
Florida college savings plan i assets of the account owner,
can't be used at colleges in not:the beneficiary, so there
other states. is a low impact on a student's
Fact: The full value of a financial aid eligibility.
Florida Prepaid College Plan, '* Myth: I lose control over
what would be paid to a the assets in my Florida
Florida public university or Prepaid College Plans if my
Florida college, can be trans- child does not attend college.
ferred to most out-of-state or Fact: If the beneficiary of
either the Prepaid College
Plan or College Investment .
each, FL 32034 Plan decides not to attend col-
261-3698 lege, the plan may be trans-
ferred to another member of
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Monday through Friday families can receive refunds.
.Myth: There's no need to
and Friday by The Fernandina i Myth: There's no need to
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. purchase a 529 college savings
productions of the contents of this plan, since my family could
just save monthly for a college
ach, FL 32035. The News-Leader education without one..
Sfor typographical errors in advertis- Fact: 529 plans, like
appears will be reprinted. All adver- Florida's Prepaid College Plan
ectly classify, edit or delete any and College Investment Plan,
d publication if it is determined that are tax-free under the federal
plance. Internal Revenue Code, which
means the earnings will not
CNI -p""P-, be taxed as long as the money
I ncported is spent on college-related
More information on
FRIDAY NEWS-LEADER Florida Prepaid College Plans
.m.* Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.
m. Tuesday, 5 p.m. is available at www.myflori-
N/A daprepaid.com or by calling 1-
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FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 23. 2011 NEWS Nc\\ s-Lc.t~cr

Fee increase
Selected city fee increases ;............old fee new fee

* Fernandina Beach Golf Club
Banquet facility rental up to 50 people: ..*186.91
Banquet facility rental up to 100 people: .$280.36
Banquet facility rental over 100 people. '373.83
Conference room 1/2 day .............. 46.72
Conference room full day.. ..... . ..3.45
* Fernandina Harbor Marina

Daily mooring fee: ...
Weekly mooring fee: ..
Monthly mooring fee- .

..... .15/vessel
.. '90/vessel

*Building Department
Gas code base fee: . . .. . . '50
Installation of gas tanks: . . . . '35
Swimming pool plumbing code: ...- .. '50
Steam or hot water heating system boiler- .. '5
* Parks & Recreation Department
Tennis league per season non-resident: . '48
After school program non-resident: . .60
After school tutoring city resident. .. . '2
Summer camp drop-in non-resident:. .'32.50
Full time day care non-resident ... ... '114
Pre-school/Pre-K non-resident .... .. '54
Family monthly pool pass non-resident: .. '72
Junior lifeguard program non-resident ... '144
Peck Weight Room 6 months non-resident. '120
Atlantic Auditorium full day non-resident: .'570
Marina Parking Lot A non-resident- ..... 5240
Water usage for parks . .. . . . 0
* Water rates:
5/8 inch meter . . . . . . .. . '9.99
1 inch m eter: ........... ..... . .... .'22 86
2 inch meter ...... ............ 70 33
Per 100 cubic feet residential
Monthly usage 0-4: ........ .. . ... 99
Monthly usage 4-10: . .. . . . '1 32
Monthly usage 10-16: . . . . .. .'1 38
Monthly usage 16-24: . . . . . 1.51
Monthly usage >24: ......... . ... .1 89

FEES Continued from_ 1A
however, are still less than for
The majority of Parks &
Recreation Department fee
increases were program fees
for non-city residents.
Vice Mayor Tim Poynter
said at,the meeting he wanted
to make'sure the city was still
able to waive fees for nonprof-
it organizations or major
events. 'Parks & Recreation
Director Nan Voit told him the
city manager had the ability to
waive those fees.
While most fee increases
were nominal, some were sig-
nificant. In the building depart-
ment, the city is now charging
fees for letters of code deter-
mination ($50), reissued cer-
tificates of occupancy ($25)
and extended downtown pub-
lic parking permits ($15/day
or $75/week).
Plan revisions increased
from $35 to $50, and plan pre-
reviews increased from $50 to
$150. Gas code base fees
increased from $50 to $100 and
installation of gas tank permits
from $35 to $75. A solar water
heating system permit
increased from $6 to $50.
However, a permit for a
movable module storage unit,
or POD, decreased from $100
to $25, and a non-refundable
deposit for estimated con-
struction under $20,000, which
was $150, was eliminated.
Mayor Susan Steger did not
comment on the fees that were
increased, but said she
believed resort rental dwelling
permits were too high at $300.
Community Development
Director Marshall McCrary
told Steger those fees were
increased last year and that
"there is a distinct benefit with
having that permit"
"I don't think it's too high,"
said Commissioner Jeffrey
Bunch. "There are people
making $1,000 in a weekend
(with resort rentals)," he said.
"Three hundred dollars is
nothing coinpared to making
thousands of dollars."
Steger added she did not
want resort rental fees to "be a
deterrent" for potential renters.
"People who are going to
abide by the rules ... are going
to be responsible to do it,"
Poynter said, regarding resort
rentals. "I don't think we need
to lower the fees on these
things. The police and fire
departments are starting to
enforce these things a lot more
than they have in the past."

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Commissioner Eric
Childers said that, although
there didn't seem to be signif-
icant increases in the building
department, those increases
can add up. The city, he added,
should rather be encouraging
"Can we survive without
(these increases)?" he asked.
McCrary said the biggest
increases were "limited to
trade elements" and that a
$155,000 house would see an
increase of only $5.50 in per-
mitting fees.
"It's a nominal increase on
new construction," McCrary
said. Trade permitting increas-
es of a few dollars, he said,
would "reflect actual time
spent by staff."
"It looked to me like the
builditigdepartmentwas oper-
ating in the red," Childers said.
"This would help offset those

City OKs budget with tax increase


After months of discussion
and development, city com-
missioners gave unanimous
final approval Wednesday to the
city's 2011-12 budget, which
raises property taxes.
The budget features a com-
bined mill rate of 5.4335. The
mill rate includes voter-
approved debt of 0.2576 and a
0.03 mill increase over the max-

FPU Continued from 1A
13-16 percent of customers walk
in to the local office to pay their
bills, and that up to 26 percent
use the drop-off box.
He also said the Yranchise
was not compromised because
there is a plan in the works for
customers to drop their bills off
at Walmart or possibly city
"They can pay at one loca-
tion and accomplish the same -
thing," Cutshaw said. "It's the
same service whether it's an
employee or a contractor." He
also said customers can pay for
free in any number of ways,
including electronically through
their own. bank. He added that
75 percent of customers mail
their payment directly to the
corporate office in Marianna.
"To me, the mail is very
secure," Cutshaw said. "We
have a very low record.of mis-
payments (through the mail)...
so there's a lot of, different
options for customers."
Poynter told Cutshaw he
understood FPU was a private
company with its own priorities,
but that it was eliminating a
valuable service, especially for
residents of less means.
"My feeling is that's the serv-
ice you should continue to sup-
ply," Poynter said. "It's a func-
tion you signed up for when you
signed your agreement."
Otherwise, Poynter said, the
company should find another
method just as convenient for
"We feel like citizens are not
being harmed, but I understand
your point," Cutshaw said. He
noted the company would be
keeping the same employees
and that customers could get
problems resolved by talking
to them on, the ph6ne '"We'
understand some customers
will need (personal service) at
times," he said. "For 99 percent

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imum rollback rate of 4 7;'-59.
This is perhaps the I first time
the city has had an incri-as,
over the proposed rollbc. k irate,
which requires a four-iitlls vote!
to enact. The rollback rate \;ais
created in order to keep taxes
lower when home prices were
rising, but now it s rves to keep
as much property tax revenues
coming into the city as the pre-
vious year despite declining
properly values.
Commissioners passed the

of them, the benefits will be
there." He also noted customers
may be able to pay their elec-
trical bill through city of fices.
City Utilities Director John
Mandrick, a former FPU
employee, said when the city
took over water services in
2003, customers came into the
office because they had special
payment arrangements or com-
plaints they wanted to air.
'That's time the city would have
to spend," he said, if FPU uses
city offices for payments.
"When I pay my bill every
month, I go to (the office on)
Eighth Street," Maildrick said.
"If I have a question, I get it
answered right (here.... There
are additional choices (for pay-
ments) but something is being
taken away."
"We're not trying to impede
customers on the island,"
Cutshaw said. "We feel we are
providing that service, that
we're not violating the fran-
"I see the reasons why
(FPU} would want to impose
this on us, but I'm not con-
vinced," Childers said.
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increased mill rate despite citi-
zen protest, saying it was inc-
essar to keep the same level olf
city .services. The 2011-12
budgeC also includes an employ-
ee reorganization plan and
some layoffs, but some city
employees are getting cost of
living raises and all are cligibleh
for merit raises of up to 6 per-
According to Finance
Director Patti Clifford, the.total
city budget is $94.4 million. 'heh

checks." He also noted it would
be difficult to pay bills at
Walmart during the Christmas
"They can expect a fight
from me, at least until
November," Childerssaid, refer-
ring to the pending end of his
tern on the commission.
Commissioner Arlene "
Filkoff said she was hearing two
issues, one being that cus-
tomers like to deliver payments
to a person and the other that
customers like talking directly
to a person when 'they have
"What you're hearing from
us is that the change be seam-
less to the people ofFernandina

approved budget contains ele-i
lments for IlIe .S6 million
Forward l''.ii erna diri:1 ,tralegic
plan lhal was also i'cellt ly
approved by coniii'ssionrrs.
Clifford said. Those include
,750,000 for opening the
Alachia Street railroad cros-
ing; $1.8 million for Frontl Si'i ,'t
rehabilitation; and ')95,0(0 tio
begin construction on a city
waterfront park, Clifford s:di -
The 2011-12 fisc.i ya]
begins Ocl. 1.

Beach," Filkoft fsid, "anid to *iy
on top of that relationship if iit'
not working."
City Attorne'y Tilmmi Iichl
said the advantage to payiii
bills in person at the office is
that (lthie bill is ncver late.
Resident Judith Lane said
she had an experience where a
clerical error by FPU resulted iii
a cutoff notice. "If there had not
been, a person (in the olfic'-) i1
would not have worked," shi
said. 'Think if someone elderly
has to go through that. They
depend on' person-lo-person
contact. If you're really not lay-
ing people off, it's really not
much more trouble to keeIp (I
office open)."

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"It's probably 70 percent
break-bulk right now and 30 per-
cent containers," Schwec said.
"Ideally, we want to be more like
Comprising 98.4 percent of
break-bulk cargo handled by the
facility, break-bulk exports form
the backbone of the port's busi-
Due to the dipping value of
the U.S. dollar, Schwec said, the
port has fostered a strong busi-
ness in the exportation of these
goods- particularly linerboards
and steel goods. "Being in the
export side of the business real-
ly helps," he added.
The port experienced a
surge in steel exports in recent
years, tripling from 80,000 tons
in 2008 to more than 240,000 in
2009. And while 2010 has not
yielded such startling growth,
figures show an uptick nonethe-
less of 4,000 tons in steel export-
ed from the 2009 figures.
Providing export services to
several steel mills in the
Southeast, Schwec said
Fernandina was No. 1 national-
ly for the export of steel in the
month of May and No. 2 in.the
month of June. The figures for
September, he said, show prom-
ise as well.
As most businesses face the
task of slashing payroll, the port
is adding personnel.
"In the last year we've
increased our worldorce by ,10
percent, which percent-wise
sounds very good," he said. "But
1people-wise, it's about 10 peo-,
To accommodate future
growth, the port is pursuing a
$10 million expansion of its

pier to handle
more cargo.
Schwec said
S -" the expansion
would benefit
existing cus-
tomers and
6- attract new
Schwec customers as
well. It would
be financed
with a grant he applied for but
will not be awarded until 2012.
"We have. already experi-
enced the growth to justify that
expansion," he said.
To that end, Schwec stressed
the importance of intermodal
connectivity, or cooperation
between operations waterside
and landside. Currently, the port
derives its rail service from a
combination of First Coast Rail
Road a division of Genesee
and Wyoming and CSX
Citing a Florida Trade and
Logistics study sponsored by
the Florida Chamber Founda-
tion and the Florida Department
of Transportation, he said the
study suggested adopting and
preserving land use that sup-
ports freight distribution.
Future growth, Schwec said,
will arrive via railroad. Pointing
to the example of a boat loaded
with 20,000 tons of steel billets
that came to the port by rail, he.
said the same load would have
required 1,000 trucks to trans-
port, not to mention additional
Schwec attributed the port's
.Success to its small size. Liken-
ing the attraction of new busi-
ness to fishing, he said every
customer at Fernandina's facili-
ty is a big fish in a small pond.
"It is a service-oriented facil-
ity," he said. '"That doesn't mean
that we don't stumble occasion-
ally we all make mistakes
sometimes but we use a hands-
on approach ... customers rec-
ognize efficiency and produc-
Even with a potential expan-
sion on the horizon, Schwec said
the port wvll remain a relatively
small one'and provide service
* *. m think lhat'- lla'. we dif-
ferentiate ourselves from the
large ports is the service-ori-
ented culture," he said.

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Elwell to seek seat

on city commission

City resident John
Campbell Elwell announced
plans this week to seek elec-
tion to the Fernandina Beach
City Commission.
He is seeking the Group 3
seat currently held by Eric
Childers, who told the News-
Leader this week he is unlike-
ly to seek another term.
Lynn Williams, who ran
unsuccessfully against
Childers three years ago, also
has initiated a petition cam-
paign to seek election to that
There are two city com-
mission seats on the ballot
Nov. 8, including Mayor Susan
Elwell's resum& includes
37 years in the lumber/
forestry business in various
management capacities.
"Bringing a level-headed
business practicality into the.
local political process is my
number-one goal," he said in
his announcement.
With a background that
includes developing and
implementing strategic plans,
budgetifig and direct-line
reporting responsibility,
Elwell said he brings a solid
resume of private business
experience to the table. He
was also the recipient of the
Rayonier Quality Award for
outstanding leadership.
Elwell holds a bachelor's
degree with a double major
in political science and histo-

ry as well as
a high
.e's teacher's
His commu-
nity activities
Elwell being presi-
dent of two
ers' associations, serving' on
the city's Airport Advisory
Board. and volunteering for
various youth activities. He is
an active parishioner at St.
Michael Church.
"I offer the residents of
Fernandina Beach an oppor-
tunity for a new voice on the
commission that deals with
issues on an objective and
practical basis," Elwell said.
Elwell has been married -
to Mary, a teacher at St.
Michael Academy, for 19
years. He is the father of
three, daughter Kursten, son
Justin and ,daughter
Alexandra (Ali), who attends
Fernandina Beach High
School. He is also the grand-
father of five.
Qualifying for candidates
to seek office began this
month and continues until 5
p.m. Oct. 7.
Information on how to
qualify is available at the city
website, www.fbfl.us. Ques-
tions should be directed to
the Office of the City Clerk,
204 Ash St.

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10 car experiences for you

We are all attached to our vehicles to
some degree. It is a possession that is
usually all ours, since most people don't
share a car. Dependence on our car is a
fact of life for 90-plus percent of the driv-
ing age people in America. The only
other form of reliance most succumb to,
voluntarily, is a cell phone. That is
another story altogether. So, instead
of a ho-hum existence with our trans-
portation, spice things up a little. Here
are the first 10 things that come to. me as
1) On a nice early fall day, ride with
the windows down. Few own convert-
ibles or motorcycles where the breeze is
a given. Get crazy, and ride the interstate
awhile with the windows down. They did
it routinely 50-plus years ago. Think of
the old movies with the women wearing
scarves to keep the hair pinned down.
Go retro and roll down your windows.
2) Go on a picnic. Take advantage of
our natural surroundings and go to a
park or find your own spot: Try and
make the menu yourself or pick up drive-
through if you must. Making it yourself
adds to the experience. Surprise your
family or girlfriend/boyfriend and ask
them on a picnic. A picnic is just tailgat-
ing without a ballgame.
3) Buy something for your car. New
floor mats, a GPS, a tire gauge, an acces-
sory, first-aid kit, etc. Something useful
or something cosmetic, it's up to you.
4) Wash and even wax it yourself. Get
that feeling of personal satisfaction that
can only be achieved by your own elbow


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grease. Turn on the
radio during the win-
dow-washing, vacuum-
ing and waxing and
turn it up.
5) Take the scenic
route. Get off the inter-
state and allocate a little
extra time coining to or
going from a destina-
tion. Stop and smell the
roses and visit new
places or revisit old
ones. Reprogram
your mental outlook on

6) ,Put going to a drive-in movie on the
bucket list. As a kid in the '60's, it was a
big deal to see a drive-in movie. Located
on Route 30, outside York, Pa., it was a
classic scene of Americana. 'Maybe with
eroding real estate values they might
even make a comeback.
7) Ride on a ferry. Mayport is the
closest, but other longer and more
adventuresome choices exist around our
country. The recurring theme is that you
need to slow down and make a plan to
enjoy the experience.
8) Blow your horn at someone you
recognize. Most of us will go months or
even years without letting our horn
sound out Use it in a positive manner to
say hello and acknowledge a friend.
Make sure to pick the right'spot and not
startle a fellow driver. It is great for giv-
ing a hello to a walker. We live in a small
area where people will often recognize

Roll the windows down.
Have some fun with your
car this fall.

your car. Surprise someone and make
them wonder why you did it.
9) Take your vehicle in for a checkup.
Keep your vehicle healthy and don't wait
too long between visits.
10) Part company. Sometimes the
chemistry is wrong between car and
driver. Your local new and used car deal-
ers will facilitate the change to a healthi-
er situation.
The list could'go on and on, being
limited only by your imagination. Your
car is the outlet to experience things live
and in person. Let it take you on an
adventure soon. Give it a little more life
'and let it return the favor. This weekend,
my wife and I and three couples are off
on a road trip'. First, the Clemson/FSU
game Saturday (parents' day) and on to
Charlotte, N.C., for the battle of the cats
(Jaguars vs. Panthers). This tidbit is just
to verify that I am following my own con-
. Today is the first day of autumn. Have
some fun with your car this fall. Have a
good week.
Rick Keffer owns and operates Rick
Keffer Dodge Chrysler eep in Yulee. He
invites questions or positive stories about
automobile use and ownership.

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Nassau County Board of County Commissioners Fiscal Year 2011,2012






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$13.480,820 $ 4,407,643 S 9,874,981 $16,694,911 32,244,287 $12,277,064 S 8,320,706 $ 3,744.154 $0 S71,044,546

S 30.904,341 $ 4,193.166 $ 35,097.507
$ 7,676.921 $ 7,676,921
$SO $
$ 200,000. $ 874,877 $ 6,108,500 $ 3,009,447 $1,304,754 $ 731,518 $ 12,229,086
$ 9,000 $ 9,.25- $ 883,502 $ 1,990,772 $ 10,266 S 34.550 $ 2,937,315
S 4,662,581 $ 1,009,775 $ 821,200 S 801,953 $ 657.616 $ 7.953,125
$ 1,762,461 $ 2,460 $ 720,819 $ 3,034.928 $ 93,850 $ 5,614,508
$ 78,557 $ 115,750 $ 5,300 $ 199.607
$ 941,751 $ 102,150 $ 30,000 $ 111,730 $ 10,644 $ 88,297 $ 21,710 $ 41,100 $ 1,347,382
$ 3,474,297 $ 76,318 $ 1,529,436 $ 2,319.225 $ 1,157,306 $ 620,858 $ 1,715,902 $ 10,893,342

S 42,032,978 $ 6,267,971 $ 6,138.500 $ 7,191,884 $ 6.427.348 5 1.245.603 $ 3,687.762 $10,956.757 $0 $ 83,948,803
S$55,513,798 $ 10.676.614 $ 16,013.481 $ 23,886,795 $8,671.615 $13,522,667 $ 12,008,468 $14,700.911 50 $ 154.993,349

$ 5,619,557 $ 276,785 $ 2,889,624 $ 7,078,475 $ 620,642 $ 16.,485,084
$ 843,313 $ 1,162,486 $ 2.005,799
$ 9,951,925 $ 1,060,382 $ 2,058,981 S 38,002 $ 7,173,653 $ 20.282,953
$ 346,402 $ 800,543 $ 351.,842 $ 3,100,265 $ 4,599.052
$ 7,045,579 S 307,047 $ 5,393.632 $511,067.571 $ 15.000 $ 23.828,829
$ 267,802 $ 2,975,649 $ 3,243,451
$ 2,153,064 $ 115,905 $ 1,130,054 $ 3,399,023
$ 2,181,199 $ 911,841 $ 68,075 $ 3.181,115
$ 21,498,348 $ 83,664 $ 3,906,083 $ 705,865 $ 83,822 $ 1,304,665 $ 3,040,041 $ 30.622,688
$ 42.861,610 $ 7,129.443 $ 5,550,298 $ 17.014.526 $ 7,162.297 $11.525,490 $ 4,404,930 $11,979,400 $0 $ 107,627,994
$ 12,652,188 $ 3,546.171 $ 10.463.183 $ 6,872,269 $ 1,509,318 $ 1,997,177 $ 7,603,538 $ 2,721,511 $0 $ 47,385,355

$ 55,513,798 $ 10,675,614 $ 16,013,481 $23,886.,795 $8,671,615 $13,522,667 $ 12,008,468 $14,700,911 SO $ 154.993,349


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The Nassau County Board of County Commissioners has tentatively adopted
a budget for Fiscal Year 2011-2012. A public hearing to make a FINAL.
DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:

Monday, September 26th, 2011
7:00 PM
at the
James S. Page Governmental Complex
96135 Nassau Place
Yulee, FL 32097







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RAIN would like to say a "big" thank you
to the following, for contributing to a suc-
cessful barbecue and bluegrass event:
Ootton-Eyed Joes for donating the facility,
and providing the bar with .beautiful bar-
tenders! The Amelia River Ramblers (Dr. and
Tina O'Brien) and the wonderful musicians
you have brought together to make wonder-
ful bluegrass music. You made all us here
WV hillbillies proud to know ya! (Fox on the
Run is first-on the list next time.) Karen and
Mike Smith of Pet Angel Rescue, for com-
mandeering Clint, our talented sound man.
Thank You to all of the RAIN cooks who pre-
pared the delicious food, Aliene and Larry
Wood for conducting the profitable silent auc-
tion, the RAIN raffle girls, who pushed ticket
sales all night and to the many RAIN volun-
teers who helped set-up and work the event!
Lynda Mixson, president
Board of directors

Bark for Life
Dear Mayor (Susan) Steger, friends of our
community and our auxiliary police, on behalf
of the Nassau Humane Society and the
Fernandina/Yulee Relay For Life teams we sin-
cerely thank you for helping to make our inau-
gural Bark for Life event successful!
This event brought the community togeth-
er to celebrate more birthdays for cancer sur-
vivors and to pay tribute to their canine com-
Your sponsorships, donations and partici-
pation has raised money to benefit both the
American Cancer Society and Nassau Humane
Thank you to our sponsors! Thank you to.
these organizations for your participation:
Southeast Veterinary Oncology American
Cancer Society Relay teams; our lead sponsor
Nassau Humane Society volunteers; Nassau
Humane Society Dog Park; Amelia Island
Animal Clinic; Boston Photography; Geoffrey
and Marianne Cross; Dr. Greg Stacey; Mike
and Charlotte'Bowling; Cancer Prevention
Study-3; NHS Dog Park Dog Leg Productions; .
21st Century Oncology; Face Painting by
Gene Adams; A Passion '4 Pooches Memory
Wall by Alma and Tom Caloia; Pet Care Center
of Nassau; PETCO; Red Otter Outfitters; Pet
Paradise; Seahorse Properties; Red Bones
Dog Bakery.
A big thank you to all our in-kind donors:
Juan Navarro of JA Sound & Music; Montego
Bay Coffee; Publix; Pecan Roll Bakery;,
,Townies Pizzeria & Deli.
Let's celebrate that we live in a wonderful
and caring community!
Becky Joyce and Gregg Balzer
Bark for Life Committee


Nassau County Commissioners:
Danny Leeper, District 1-Fernandina Beach,
261-8029 (h), 430-3868 (cel),
email: dleeper@nassaucountyfl.com
Steve Kelley, District 2-Amelia Island,
Nassauville, O'Neil, 277-3948 (h), 556-0241 (cell),
email: skelley@nassaucountyfl.com
Stacy Johnson, District 3-Yulee, 583-2746
(cell), email: sjohnson@nassaucountyfl.com .
Barry Holloway, District 4- Hilliard, Bryceville,
Boulogne, 879-3230 (h), 753-1072 (cell), email:
Walter J. Boatright, District 5-Callahan,
879-2564 (h), 753-0141 (cell),
e-mail: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com

One-man play, wet city sidewalk

Everyone's an actor and all the world's a
stage. You don't have to go to the the-
ater to find someone performing his or
her art, either. Me? I like going to the
theater on occasion but I've found that the
most colorful actors, the best lines and the
most moving musical scores are often per-
formed on that concrete stage better known as
a sidewalk.
It happened to me just the other day. I
popped into Chamblin's Downtown in
Jacksonville, one of my favorite lunch haunts
these days because the meals are cheap and
I'm surrounded by books while I eat. Not to
mention that Jennifer, the lady who manages
the place, has become a pretty good friend and
never steers me wrong on a good read.
I was just biting into my tuna salad wrap'
when I heard the sound of music coming from
outside. I should start by saying the weather
was first-class crappy that day. It was pouring
down rain. Wait. Let me back up even further.
Ron Chamblin has an old upright piano out-
side on the sidewalk in front of his bookstore.
It sort of scrooches right up to the front win-
dow directly beneath the store's awning.
I've seen more than one impromptu piano
recital on that old, out of tune upright, but this
one.took the proverbial biscuit. There, seated
on the piano bench not 10 feet away and com-
pletely oblivious to the clouds, traffic, pouring
rain and stares of the lunch crowd and
passersby sat a diminutive black man with a
shiny bald head, dressed in a tan jogging suit

darting his fingers up and
down the keyboard so fast
.a they were nearly a blur. I rec-
ognize that tune, I thought,
straining my ears to hear
T through the glass window-
' '. S pane and the conversation
Around me. What is it, what
is it? And then it hit me, the
slow, sweet introduction to
CUP OF "Free Bird." I repositioned
JOE my chair for better viewing
_.., ^ and listening.
I'm a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.
Joe Palmer I've got every one of the
famously ill-fated Jacksonville rock band's
albums. OK, so call me Bubba. But I know this
much. The long version of "Free Bird" runs
pretty close to 11 minutes, so I decided to time
the man playing it in the rain. I don't know
how he did it but he managed to play a version
pretty close to 11 minutes.
The rain slanted down in gray sheets and
the little bald-headed man just kept hammer-
ing away on the ivories right on down to the
soaring finale. His vocals weren't too shabby,
either. I wanted to stand and applaud but was
afraid I'd scare him away. He didn't seem to
notice that he had an audience.
He didn't even take a breather when he hit
the last note of "Free Bird," but segued right
into 'Tuesday's Gone," another lengthy
Skynyrd anthem. Now I've never heard
"Tuesday's Gone" played entirely on a piano,

although it does have a piano solo in it. But
when this little guy played it, he did it with
such emotion it nearly brought tears to my
The rain let up for awhile and changed
from a deluge to a steady drizzle. The piano
man played right on through it and was still
playing when I finished the last bite of my
wrap and the last drop of my soup. I got up
and sauntered to the counter where Ron was
putting away books.
I told him I'd never heard anyone play
"Free Bird" on a piano before, especially
like that. Ron considered it for a moment and
said there was a bad key in the piano that
needed fixing. The piano is festooned with
handmade lettering and art. The guy who
did it is terminally ill and doesn't have long to
live, Ron told me. Bummer. Just what the
world doesn't need nowadays, one less cre-
ative soul.
I asked Ron what kind of piano it is and he
said he didn't know. It's been sitting there
awhile. It's not unusual to see someone come
along and give an impromptu recital. Last one
I saw was a teenage girl who played Chopin.
You don't tip, just listen and appreciate. I wish
I had the guts to do it but my playing stinks
worse than my socks.
I went outside and watched the bald man
play awhile. Moisture glistened on his head
but he was bent on his muse. A one-man play -
on a wet city sidewalk.

Innovation is key to our future

Internet last week, I
stumbled upon a
Google Archives arti-
cle that made me chuckle.
The article ran in the St.
Petersburg Times on Jan. 7, 1992.
It touted the introduction of a
videophone, from the American
Telephone & Telegraph Co., that
allowed consumers to send and
receive video and voice calls.
"The 6-pound phone contains a
built-in camera arid tiny video
screen and is about the size of a
phone-answering machine," said
the article.
And it only cost $1,500!
That was 19 years ago, prehis-
toric times where technology is
I didn't get
my first cell-
phone until 1994.
It wasn't as big
as the early brick
phones, but it
was too big to
,put in my pocket.
I paid $20 a
HUMOR month for the
S service and, if I
remember cor-
.- rectly, 35 cents
Tom Purcell for every minute
used during peak
time. That cost added up fast.
But it was worth every penny.
I still have bad memories of
my high school years in the late
'70s, when I spent hours standing
by the payphone trying to call my
parents for a ride home.
That's because we had only
one phone line, and my five sis-
ters tied up the line every
moment of the day. Since call wait-
ing hadn't been invented, all I
ever got was the buzzing busy sig-
When was the last time you
heard one of those?
Caller ID was not yet common-,
place, either, so I was forced to
spend hours screening calls for
my sisters. They made me tell
whatever fellow was calling them
that they weren't home.
I always felt bad for those fel-
lows because the brothers of the
girls I was calling were telling me
the exact same lies.
Alas, advances in technology
would soon resolve these prob-
By 1990, about 70 percent of
Americans had 'answering


I have a smartphone. It is a computer that
fits in the palm ofmy hand it's 50.000 times
more powerful than the giant IBM machines that
took up whole city blocks just30 years ago.

machines and were using them to
screen their calls.
Caller ID finally eliminated the
need of brothers across America
to lie for their sisters.
And call waiting made it possi-
ble for high school kids to get
hold of their parents for a ride no
matter who was tying up the line.
Look at us now. '
I have an Android smartphone.
It is a computer.that fits in the
palm of my hand it's 50,000
times more powerful than the
giant IBM machines that took up
whole city blocks just 30 years
I can use it to do research, nav-
igate the country (GPS), watch a

Hang together,

T here's one sure way for Republicans so
and conservatives to lose the 2012 tu
presidential election split over who R(
their presidential nominee will be, and go,
fail to go all-out to support the winner. ha
People keep asking me, "What would ydur cO
father, Ronald Reagan, do?" The answer is easy
No matter who the nominee is, he or she would |Pe
get his support. After all, his famous "11th E 2C
Commandment" demanded that Republicans no
support their party's nominee, no matter who MAWI NG ob
he or she might be. SENSE if
He certainly would have supported John id
McCain in 2008. Tragically, if the party of th
Ronald Reagan had followed what would have Michael
been his lead, John McCain not Barack Reagan Ri
Obama would the president of these Uhited so
States today. If Obama is not to be reelected in California's governor
2012, Republicans need to get their act togeth- signed an abortion
er, decide on a nominee and back him or her to California governor
the hilt. law Despite all this,
Let's look at some flaws of the current fron- the greatest U.S. pre
trunqers. Both Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, If he were alive t
like the rest of us, have their share of flaws nate him in 2012, 1I
Perry for having signed an executive order to GOP his opponents
inoculate 12-year-old girls against HPV, and Regardless of the
signing a bill to provide in-state tuition to illegal frontation, Republic
aliens. together or hang ali
As for Romney, his membership in the Should either Ro
Mormon church has earned the hostility of GOP presidential nm

movie or press my thumbs
against the keypad (texting) to
bastardize the English language.
Sometimes, I even use the
thing to phone people.
The point is, America has
enjoyed so much technology inno-
vation so fast, we have come to
take it for granted but we
Consider some of the top
innovations from the past 50
years, according to Popular
Microwave oven, 1955. Jet air-
liner, 1959. Integrated circuit,
1959. Communications satellite,
1962. Coronary bypass surgery,
1967. Smoke detector, 1969. MRI,

1973. Personal computer, 1977.
GPS, 1978. DNA matching, 1984.
Genetic sequencing, 1998. MP3
player, 1998.
Innovation is the ticket to a
better economy and future.
Heck, when Jimmy Carter was
president, he said the world was
going to run' out of oil but tech-
nology advancements made it pos-
sible to find and extract oil deeper
Despite our current woes,
America is plum full of creative
geniuses who are right now inno-
vating important innovations that
will drive massive efficiencies and
real wealth.
I am reminded of this when I
stumble upon articles about
$1,500 videophones that date back
to 1992.
Tom Purcell, a freelance writer
is also a humor columnist for the
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and is :
nationally syndicated exclusively Py
Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndi-

or hang alone

ome Christians, and his insti-
tion of so-called
omneycare when he was
vernor of Massachusetts
is been questioned by many
As things stand now, either
erry or Romney will be the
112 Republican presidential
)minee. Republicans will be
obliged to support the winner
we can hope to win the pres-
ential election, no matter
e flaws.
It's important to recall that
onald Reagan outraged
'me Republicans when as
or he raised taxes and
bill and became the first
to sign a no-fault divorce
he still went on to become
resident of our lifetime.
oday and we were to nomi-
wonder which wing of the
would come from.
e outcome of such a con-
ans will have to either hang
imney or Perry win the
nomination, we are either

As things stand now, either
Perry or Romney will be the 2012
Republican presidential nominee.
Republicans will be obliged to
support the winner if we can
hope to win the presidential
election, no matter the flaws.

going to support the winner in the November
election or watch Barack Obama win a second
term. Republicans simply can't afford to be
bystanders in 2012.
Put it this way: Who do you hope will be the
president when 2013 dawns: Barack Obama or
a Republican? The answer is clear, whether our
nominee is Romney or Perry or even someone .
else, such as Michele Bachmann.
Michael Reagan is the son ofPresident
Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the
author of "The New Reagan Revolution" (St.
Martin's Press, 2011). He is the founder and
chairman of The Reagan Group and president of
The Reagan Legacy Foundation.

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T''1 Council on Aging of Nassau is
planning its 8th Annual Fall Gala cele-
brating the "Season of Life" at the Omni
I lotls & Resorts, Amelia Island
Plantation on Oct. 9 from 6:30-10:30 p.m.
"The theme Season of Life inspires
u, to look at where we are in our jour-
nicv and enjoy the colors and activities
thal pr'secnl themselves along our way.
We hayv so many choices here in
Nassau County to stay active and
lh()lllhy and happy," said Jessica Styers,
gala co-chair. 'This year's gala will help
us celebrate and have some joy in the
journey in a.fall island casual sort of
Thle $775 gala ticket includes wine
with dinner, dancing to Instant Groove's
iunes, cash bar, silent auction and live
auction with the possibility of being
the high bidder and owning the painting
"S.eason of Life" by Kathleen Hardin
Maourer in the live auction called by
local, I. i ii;-.. *r,1 auctioneer Aaron
Bean early y in the evening.
If you would like to donate an item
lor the live or silent auction call 261-
0701, ext. 117. Other entertainment is
being finalized.
TIickets are now on sale at The
Council on Aging, 1367 South 18th St.,
Fernandina Beach, Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
"For the first time this year, tickets
can be charged to your club accounts at
Amelia Island Club," says Fran Shea,
gala co-chair. "Jessica Styers and I have
made it easy for AIC residents to attend,
and others can pick up tickets down-
town at the Train Depot while they shop
at our downtown merchants. Members
of the Golf Club of Amelia are also gen-
erously allowing their members to



Kathleen Hardin Maurer presents her painting, "Season of life," to Fran
Shea, COA board secretary and gala co-chair, and Jessica Styers, gala cp-
chair, for the live auction at the Council on Aging's 8th Annual Fall Gala
celebrating the "Season of Life" planned for Oct. 9 from 6:30-10:30 p.m.
at the Omni Hotels & Resorts, Amelia Island Plantation.

charge their club accounts."
The event is sponsored by The Jane
Adams House, Assisted-Living
Community: Janet Carver, Esq.,
Elder Attorney-at-Law; First Coast
Community Bank; Heekin Orthopedic
Specialists; Edward Jones, Pam Brown,.
Financial Advisor; Hoyt House, a
Luxury Inn, Deborah Gold, Innkeeper;
Omni Hotels & Resorts, Amelia Island
Plantation; and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia

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services to Nassau County seniors in
five categories including Meals on
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It is partially funded by government
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Mr. Carroll, Miss Davis

Cheyenne Dimara Davis
and Corey Dean Carroll, both
of Hilliard, will be married
Nov. 19, 2011, at the bride's
home in Hilliard.
'The bride-elect is the
daughter of Phil and Teri
Davis of Hilliard. The groom-
elect is the son of Charles and
Tracy Carrollof Hilliard.


Mark and Melissa inches in length.
Marinaccio of Los Angeles, Paternal grandparents
Calif., announce the birth of a are Len and Janice
son, Leonardo Palmer Marinaccio of Radnor, Pa.
Marinaccio, born at Maternal grandparents are
4:55 a.m. Aug. 17, 2011, at Gary and Mary Palmer of
Cedars Sinai Hospital in Amelia Island.
Beverly Hills.. Maternal great-grand-
The baby weighed 9 mother is Mary Nicole
pounds and measured 211/2 Williams of Carrollton, Ga.


S.A. Dennis and Jennie Morris
Phillip Morris and Tammy and Kelly Miltier.
of Fernandina He is the grandson of George
Beach graduat- Morris and Wilma Boyde.
ed from Navy
boot camp Christian T. Steel, son of
Aug. 16 in' Carrie Steel and Jeff Steel,
Great Lakes, graduated from USMC Boot
Ill. Camp Parris Island, S.C.,
A 2007 grad- Morris Sept. 16, 2011. He will attend
uate of Marine Combat Training at
Fernandina Camp LeJeune, N.C., and
Beach High School, Morris is then go to Pensacola for MOS
currently in San Antonio, school.
Texas, attending corpsman Steel graduated from
AIT. Fernandina Beach High
Morris is the son of School in 2008.

Authors In Schools

planning under way

'Each year thousands of, '
Nassau C,'unt) students and
their teachers get to meet
and interact with apublished
author, thanks to the Amelia
Island Book Festival.
Bringing the Authors In
Schools Program (AIS) to
every public school in the
county is no easy task.
Books written for children
and young adults are submit-
ted each year by local and
regional authors, and
reviewed by the committee for
quality, age appropriateness
and general entertainment
value. Fernandina Beach
Middle School media special-.
ist Brenda Carr has chaired
AIS since 2007, and her com-
mittee members Attavia'
Facciolo, Terry Ramsay and
Terri Dean are seasoned
Festival Board Members and
highly qualified arbiters of
good reading.
"Many people tell us that
they consider Authors In
Schools to be the most impor-
tant part of putting on the
annual Amelia Island Book
Festival," said Board
President Facciolo. "Students,
from curious 4-year-old
kindergarteners to high
school seniors, are enter-
tained and enlightened by the
authors we bring to Nassau
County schools. They get to
hear firsthand what motivates
the writer to write and they
discover a love of reading on a
very personal level. Through ,

the years, the response has
ben uverwhelmingly pusiliv-
from students and teachers'
alike," she added.
But students and teachers
are not the only ones who
enjoy AIS. Authors also love
the program. Local author
Ron Kurtz, who has been a
participant in AIBF for
many years, wrote to organiz-
ers regarding his day at a
VPK last year, "This was a
marvelous experiencelfor
. Singer/songwriter Darrell
House from South Florida "
said, "Fernandina Beach is
such a treasure ...I am so
pleased to be part of your
unique book festival." First-
timer Jennifer Swanson from
Jacksonville wrote, "I had a
wonderful time!" Author/sto-
ryteller Gerald Hausman from
Southwest Florida wrote the
week after the festival in his
blog, "From front to back this
was a great festival in a town
of old Southern grace and
gentility.... When we were
invited to tell stories there, we
were delighted."
Friday, Feb. 17 is the
day authors will visit local
The Amelia Island Book
Festival is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-
profit organization dedicated
to promoting literacy by bring-
ing readers and writers
together. Visit www.ameliais-
landbookfestival.com for more
festival details.

Girl Scouts collect PB&J

The Nassau County
Volunteer Center and the Girl
Scouts of Nassau County are
holding their 13th annual
Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive
through Oct. 21 in coordina-
tion with national "Make a
Difference Day."
Drop-off sites include:
Nassau County Volunteer
Center (1303 Jasmine St.,
Suite 104A); Emma Love
Hardee Elementary (Susan
Street); First Federal Savings
Bank (Sadler Road,
Fernandina and Chester Road
at A1A, Yulee); Southside
Elementary (Jasmine Street);
St. Michael Academy
(Broome Street); Fernandina
Little Hut-Girl Scout Hut (25
South 13th St.); Harbor
Shores Church (96080
Victoria Place, Yulee);
Callahan Masonic Lodge
(45085 Frank Bookins Drive);
Ms. Kate's PreK (1303
Jasmine St.); Fernandina
Beach post office: Atlantic

Avenue Recreation Center
Child Care Progream; Nassau
County Building Permit
Office (James S. Page
Governmental Complex,
Nassau Place, Yulee):'First
United Methodist Church of
Callahan (Booth Street and
US 301); Miner Road Fire
Department; Ann Taylor Loft
(St. Johns Town Center); and
Publix (Sadler Road).
Over the past 12 years, as
much as 5,500 pounds of
peanut butter and jelly have
been collected, enough to
make 27,500 sandwiches.
This year, as in the past, the
donations will be distributed
to Nassau County Head Start
Programs, Barnabas Center
and The Salvation Army Hope
For information about the
Nassau County Volunteer
Center and upcoming holiday
programs for those in need,
call the center at 261-2771, or
email at ncvcfb@aol.com.

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Though the spot was a familiar
one, something was different. My
daughter's gravesite has always pro-
vided a mixture of emotions. From a
bit of sadness that flows because I
miss her, to a strange excitement
that swells because I know that from
that spot she will be resurrected; my,
daughter's resting place is both a
hard and encouraging place to visit.
On this particular day, the atmos-
phere was strangely different.
When I finally figured out what it
was, I Was shocked. The enormous,
graceful oak tree that had always
arched its branches over her grave
was missing several of its massive
limbs. Like angels wings clipped and
gone, the missing branches seemed

trees and making room for eternal life

like vandalism to a Goyette, unfortunately, eventually my daughter on the day when Jesus typical orbit around the various
holy place. The fact the whole tree will have to come returns, and the dead rise, is inde- chambers of my heart. The only dif-
of the matter is the down." Though I knew only God was scribable. Amazing, isn't it? In a spot ference'is what used to be a shaded
beautiful oak was in charge of lightning bolts, and if He that just weeks before was not even place covered by the limbs of a
one of the main rea- had allowed it there had to be a rea- on the cemetery's survey as a possi- sprawling oak, is now covered by the
sons I had chosen son, I was still a bit upset. ble burial site, God had sent a fiery knowledge of an amazing God who is
.1 the site to begin Little did I know that in a very bolt and made some room for one of working all things together for good
with. short time, my dear father-in-law, His sons. At least that's how I see it. for those who love and trust Him.
By the time I Fernando Floyd, would say his last Needless to say, I never cease to In regard to the resurrection of
enquired and goodbyes and his spirit would join marvel at the faithfulness of God. the dead and eternal life, though this
PULPIT learned that light- my daughter's in the presence of a Even in death, He is positioning us scripture is not often used, it seems
NOTES ning had struck the loving and merciful creator. When it for something more. In my limited to fit well with this story.
... tree and that it was came time to bury his body, I finally view of things, I had almost faulted "For there is hope of a tree, if it
now dead, I still understood what God had done. God for letting lightning strike that be cut down, that it will sprout again,
Pastor had not understood That's right, right there where that beautiful tree. Now I know, what and that the tender branch tI hereof
Rob Goyette what God was up beautiful oak tree had once stood seemed a negative was actually God will not cease." (Job 14: 7)
to. To this day, I was now to be the resting place of working on our behalf. Robert L. Goyette is pastor of
can hear the woman's words that one of the greatest men I've ever Nowadays when I visit the sunny Living Waters World Outreach Center
broke the news to me. "So sorry Mr. known. The thought of him joining spot my emotions still make their rgoy@livingwatersoucreach.org


The Salvation Army Hope
House is in need of non-per-
ishable food. If you can help,
it needs: 1.) Cereal, oatmeal.
and grits 2.) Canned vegeta-
bles 3.) Canned or dried
fruits 4.) Peanut butter and
jelly 5.) Ready to eat canned,2
meals like beanie-weenies,
raviolios, beef stew 6.)
Macaroni and cheese, rice,
pasta, helper meals, instant
mashed potatoes, stuffing
mix 7.) Size 3 and 4 diapers.
For information call 321-0435
or stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.
Harper Chapel
Harper Chapel is looking.
for men and women that
would like to sing and are
faithful to Jesus Christ as
their Lord and Savior, are
saved, respectful and loving
Christians, to join the church.
If you are interested please
call Amber at (904) 624-5162.
The Mount Olive Histori-
cal and Restoration Society
invites the community to the
first Homecoming Celebra-
tion of Little Mount Olive of
Nassauville on Sept. 24 at 11
a.m. Guest speaker will be the
Rev Ulhtfr-ss Jackson of
Jacksonville Dinne'r will b ..
served on the grounds. For
more information contact Sis.
L. Rhodes at 225-5226 or Sis.
A. Brooks at (904) 764-6226.

Missionary guests
Living Waters World
Outreach Center will host
Wyly and Candy Gammon
Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 25
at 9:30 a.m. Through
Streetreach, a children's
evangelistic ministry they
founded in Roswell, Ga., in
1993, they have impacted chil-
dren in the U.S., Columbia
and, since 2006, in Honduras.
They are establishing com-
munity transformation proj-
ects that include feeding pro-
grams for children, clean
water and disease prevention.

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Sunday Worship..............................0:45 am
Wednesday AWANA..........:..........6:15 pnm
Wednesday Bible Study ................6:30 pm
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They have served as regional
directors for the Americas
with Go To Nations, head-
quartered in Jacksonville,
overseeing the operations of
20 missionaries and recruit-
ing new missionaries.
Living Waters World
- Outreach Center is located at
t he corner of AlA and Brady
'Point Road, just west of the
'Shave'Bridge. Call 321-2117
for information.

IThis Sunday, Sept 25
marks the 152nd year of First
Baptist Church on Amelia
Island: All are invited to be a
part of the celebration.
Childcare is available and sen-
ior citizens receive parking
assistance. Life Groups
begins at 9 a.m., followed 'by
the worship service at 10:15
a.m. and dinner.

Men's Day
Historic Macedonia AME
Church will celebrate Men's
Day on Sept 25. The Rev.
Samuel Demps of Cocoa will
deliver the message at the 10
a.m. service, followed by
lunch and a 4 p.m. service
with the Rev. Rev. Gillard S.
Glover of 1st AME Church of
Palm Coast bringing: the mes-
sage. is.llow. dd b\ rfil:re.h- -
ments. All are invited to cele-
brate a time of joyous praise,
preaching, singing, great food
and fellowship. The church is
located at 202 S. Ninth St.,
Fernandina Beach. For infor-
mation contact Bro. Osteen -
Demps at 277-4130 or 321-
6563 or 261-4114.
Women's Day
Prince Chapel A.M.E.
Church of Nassauville will
celebrate its annual Women's
Day with a service at 4 p.m.
on Sept. 25. The Rev. Pauline
Tticker, pastor. Sis. Ernie.
Albert, reporter.

The Salvation Army Hope
House invites you to join it

"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 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Corner of Buccaneer Tr. & Gerbing Road, Femamdina 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
OffA1A at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation

each Tuesday at noon for its
Weekly Worship Service.
Pastor David Harrison of La
Tierra Prometida- The Pro-
mise Land Church, will bring
the Gospel message Sept. 27.
For information call 321-0435
or stop by the Hope House,
located at 410 S. Ninth St.

Church supper
St. Peter's Episcopal
Church hosts a church sup-
per each Wednesday open to
.the public. Dinner is at 5:15
p.m. in Burns Hall, followed
by programs for adults and
children. Cost is $7 for adults,
$5 for children and $24 for
families. Dinner is catered by
Old South Yankee Gourmet
Shop. Make reservations by
calling the church office by
noon-the Monday before at
261-4293. For information
about the programs visit

Rosh Hashanah
Rosh Hashanah services
will be held at the Ocean
Clubhouse, Palmetto Room,
Sat the Omni Amelia Island
Plantation on Sept. 29.
Services, led by Rabbi Robert
Goodman, will begin prompt-
ly at 10 a.m. Please arrive by
9:30 a.m. There will be a
catered buffet lunch in the
Palmetto Room immediately
after services. The all-inclu-
sive cost is $30 per person.
Yom Kippur services will
be held at the same location
on Oct. 8 starting promptly at
10 a.m. The cost for the serv-
ice is $20 per person. There,
will be a "potluck" break-the-
fast dinner that evening. For
questions contact Deborah
Price at 310-6060 or email
Deb203@aol with "Holidays"
in the reference. Receipt of
check is your reservation and
your name being placed on
the entrance gate list.

Fair trade
A Fair Trade Market,
sponsored by the First
Presbyterian Women of
Fernandina Beach, is coming
once again to The Anchor at

Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm, & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8,00am, 10:00am, & 12:00pm
Daly Mass 8:30am Mon.. Wed., Thurs & Fri.
6 pinm lTuesday
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00pm;:
Holy Day 8:30am,. 6:00prom
Contessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3.:45pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Ofice: 904-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number: 904-277-6566

Living Waters
world- outreach
Contemporary Worship
SAT...6:0 pm
SSUN .9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pm
Youth, Nursery
& Children' Ministries
Rob a ChUsua Goyite
On A A 1 mile west of Amelia Island
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The children of St.. Michael Academy invited family, friends and local first responders
from the fire, police and military to attend a special 9,' 11 Memorial Service on Friday,
Sept. 9. During the service the children led reflective prayers, readings and songs.
They presented a scroll inscribed with the names of all of those who lost their lives,,
top, and the kindergarten class sang "You are Angels Now," above. The memorial
service was to commemorate the events of 9/11, and to recognize and thank local first
responders. The student council also sponsored a Red, White and Blue day to collect
money for the 9/11 Memorial

the corner of Sixth and
Centre streets on Oct. 8 from
9 a.m.-3 p.m. with handmade
gifts including baskets, pot-
tery, jewelry, Christmas
items, scarves, metalcraft and
coffee. Vendors represented
are: SERV (international mis-
sions), Justo Coffee (Mexi-
co), Bead for Life (Uganda),
Creations of Hope (Haiti),
Rahab's Rope (India) with
items made by women res-
cued from the slave market in

vs' lwsAways Wecaorle
Sunday School 9:30 am
Morning Worship 8:15 am and 11:00 am
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
Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225.5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 2250809

Innovative Stylo, Contempomry Music.
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KidKredlble Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecting with Christ..
Connecting'wmh People.


Please join us for
Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

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

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

that country and given a new
life, and Mayan Works (Cen-
tral America). Proceeds go
directly to the women who
created the handicrafts.

Tent revlvaf
A Crusade For Christ Teut
Revival will be held Oct. 9-12
at the New Life Baptist
Church football field, corner
of Blackrock Road and AIA in
Crusade For Christ is

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

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School .............. 9:45A.M.
Worship Service ............ 10:55A.M.
Discipleship Training ......... 6:00P.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper. . 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:00P.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road (acro from sad]lr Rd.)
904-261-461E (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 Morniig 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

underwritten by Joe Ander-
son Jr., founder of Anderson
Columbia Company, one of
the largest road construction
firms in the southeast.
Evangelist Bill Bozeman will
preach and GaryTomlinson,
will lead a choir comprising
believers from area churches.
Revival begins Oct. 9 at 6 p.m.
and Oct. 10-12 at 7 p.m.
Contact Neil Helton or
Truman Blankenship at 261-
9527 for information.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &JAtlantic ,
7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist \
8:15 a.m: Breakfast Burns Hall
.9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:15 a.m. Service
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6 p.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday


% 1Famtidly Worship.......8:30am & 11am
ContmnporayWortship ...9:45am in Maxwell Hall
Youth Brealrway......... 9:45am in Youth Center
Sunday School fr all ages....... 9:45am & 11 am
WedesdayDimliar(Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-6:30pm

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Sunday Services L. :
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 ant
5ths Sunday Morning Prayer -10:00 am
Sunday Children's BibleClass -10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion-12:15 pm
Rev. I. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1830 Lake Park Dr. (Amelia Park across mnin YMCA))
904-491-6082 W.stelyTrinit lyAprlicaun.,ir
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SWorship this.week

S at the place of your choice



Art sewing classes
Amelia Island Montessori
School is taking registrations
for Oil Painting with Andrea
Lasserre Mondays from 3:15-
4:45 p.m. for ages 8-12, Oct. 3-
Dec. 6. Cost is $145 plus a $20
supply fee. Students will gain
basic painting techniques and
brush control while develop-
ing keen observational skills.
Also registering is Sewing
and Design with Andrea
Iasserre, Fridays from 3-4:30
p.m. for ages 8-12, Oct. 7-Dec.
2. Cost is $145 plus a 20 sup-
ply fee. Students will explore
the the basics of sewing inclu-
ding safety first. Space is limit-
ed and on a first come, first
served basis. Call 556-3804.
Free art classes
The Island Art Association
Education Center, 18 N.
Second St., will offer free chil-
dren's art for ages 6-9 on. Sept.
24 from 10-11 a.m and 11:15
a.m.-12:15 p.m. Art for ages
10-14 will be from 1-2:15 p.m.
Susan Sellner will lead both
classes. Sign up at the gallery.
Call 261-7020 for information.
Fall fest
Amelia Island Montessori
School will host a "Fall Festi-
val" for the entire family Oct. 8
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a
corbmunity yard sale, specials
from local businesses and a
Halloween Costume Corner..
There will be carnival games,
face and pumpkin painting,
performances and food and
drink specials. Amelia Island
Montessori is located off A1A
at 1423 Julia St. Call 261-6610
or visit www.ameliaisland-
Pancake breakfast
The Nassau County
Sheriff's Explorers will host a

pancake breakfast at Murray's
Grille on AlA'in Yulee on Oct.
8 from 7-9 a.m. Tickets are $6
per person and include pan-
cakes, eggs, bacon and a
Arts Academy
The nonprofit Amelia Arts
Academy, 516 South 10th St.,
now offers lessons six days a
week, including after school,
in music, art, acting and more.
Saturday private lessons are
available in flute, brass instru-
ments, voice, piano and violin.
To register visit www.ameli-
aartsacademy.org, call 277-
1225 or email information@
Arts and more
"Artistic Concoctions" of
O'Neal is accepting student
registration for piano and
vocal techniques, with tutor-
ing in language arts and read-
ing available for all grades and
abilities, as well as adult
enrichment classes in a vari-
ety of artistic areas. See
Artistic Concoctions on
Facebook and contact Nanette
Autry at nononan45@hot-
mail.com for information.
Day care
Lamb Christian Day Care,
a national accredited center, is
now enrolling infants and chil-
dren two to' four years old. It
also offers VPK to all four-
year-olds who qualify. It offers
a Christian-based curriculum
along with a character build-
ing component so children get
a quality start in school. Lamb
Christian Day Care is located
in downtown Fernandina
Beach at Memorial United
Methodist Church. It is recog-
nized as a Gold Seal school by
the state of Florida.'Call 261-
5301 or stop by for a tour at
601 Centre St.


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One Can food drive under way
The One Can food drive is under way at Southside Elementary and Emma Love Elementary to benefit the
Barnabas Center. Just recently, students collected 583 cans of food and over the last two years have provided
nearly 10,000 pounds of food to the food pantry. Principal Cindy Olsen and parent volunteer Maria Murphy start-
ed the campaign understanding the importance of schools being tied in with communities. "One Can is a simple
concept. We only want One Can, once a month." The program has been so successful that the schools estimate a
50 percent participation rate. School and Barnabas volunteers include the principals, Maria Murphy, Kevin
Moisan, Phyllis Hockett, Christie Mikla's, Debbie Cook, Dave Bullen and Dudley Benesch. Above from left, along
with the students, are Cindy Olson, principal of Southside Elementary, Maria Murphy, and Dr. Eric Larsen, princi-
pal of EmmaiLove Elementary.

Special fundraiser
,Yulee Middle School's
cheerleaders recently
held a fundraiser for
special needs classes at
YMS. The cheerleaders
held a "Give Back Night"
at Chili's in Yulee on
Sept. 7, raising $210,
which they then donated
to pay for six field trips
for students in the class-
es of Coach Lester Smith
and Coach Andrew Hale.
The cheerleaders
came up with the
fundraiser idea after they
pledged to do four hours
of community service as .
part of National School
Spirit Week. They felt
very strongly about help-
ing other students at
YMS. At left are the
cheerleaders with Coach
Smith, Coach Hale,
Shelley Brownett and
their students at a recent
in-school volleyball


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* Commercial microwave
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'This class meets October 5 through Novemier 16.
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... Thursday, 6 30pni 30 pnm FEE $50
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This class aets October 6 though November 17.
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Farmers market
Freddie Bacon of Bacon's
Select Produce has joined the
Fernandina Farmers Market
as a new vendor. Specializing
in hydroponic growing with
no pesticides or herbicides,
Bacon's Select will feature
various types of lettuce,
spinach, bok choy, kale.
cucumbers, tomatoes, pep-
pers and okra. Also available
will be various live and cut
herbs including basil, thyme,
parsley, chives, mint, arugula,
sage and oregano.
Bacon's Select will be a
weekly vendor at the market.
Also at the market on
Saturday will be Deep Roots
Grass-Fed Beef, Clean Ridge
Soaps, Mino'rcan Datil
Pepper, The Red Queen
Cakery and An-Believable
Egg Rolls.
The farmers market is
open every Saturday from 9
a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh and
Centre streets. No pets,
please. Call 491-4872 or visit

ket.com. Visit www.ameliagar-
den.com for information
about the 2012 Amelia Island
Garden Show.
Walkin' Nassau
Join Walkin' Nassau for a
walk in the Egans Creek
Greenway Sept. 24. Both 5K
and 10K routes available. Sign
in at 8:45 a.m. Walk begins at
9 a.m. All are welcome. Walk
for fun or American Volks-
sport Association credit. Meet
in the rear parking lot of the
Residence Inn on Sadler
Road. Be sure to use bug
spray and bring a hat. For
information contact Jane
Bailey at 261-9884 or dInjbai-
Bird outing
The Nassau County Bird
Club will meet Sept. 24 at 8
a.m. for an outing with the
Duval Audubon club at Fort
Caroline National Memorial
including Spanish Pond.
These two landmarks are
located at 12713 Fort Caroline
Road. Members will bird

around the Spanish Pond area
before moving on to the fort
area. This park offers hiking
trails, scenic overlooks, a pic-
nic area and the Timucuan
Preserve Visitor Center (no
admission fee). Bring binocu-
lars, bug juice, a hat and
water. Meet at the Spanish
Pond parking lot, directly
across the street from the fort
entrance on Fort Caroline
Road. Park along the roadside
if the gates are closed. For
information email caro-
Plant clinic
On Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Becky Jordi, County
Extension director and horti-
culture agent will conduct a
Plant Clinic at the Yulee
Extension Office (A1A and
Pages Dairy Road). All county
residents are invited to bring
plant samples showing prob-
lems in their landscapes.
Problems will be identified
and solutions offered. There
is no fee for this service. For
information call 491-7340.


Celebrate the
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, is-gathering
a group of local farmers, growers and seafood
purveyors to celebrate the fall harvest.
The "Meet the Farmers" dinner is scheduled
for Oct. 7 and begins with a 6:30 p.m. reception
with the farmers.
The reception will have passed hours d'oeu-
vres and craft beer tasting presented by Hen
Davis, brewmaster of Intuition Brewery. The
reception provides the ideal environment for
guests to meet the farmers who supply The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.
"The culinary team toured the fields and
greenhouses to see the crops and learn about
their farms and growing techniques. The pride,
care and hard work that goes into Florida fam-
ily farming is inspiring," says Chef Garret.t
Gooch, chef de cuisine of Cafe 4750.
The dinner begins with a lavish appetizer bar
showcasing fresh from the boat Mayport
shrimp, smoked flounder, deep fried soft shell
crab, local cheeses, breads and Florida honey.
The main course will include Atlantic white
shrimp in variations, trigger fish, two selec-
tions of Florida beef, farm fresh vegetables and
house-made pasta.
Recommendations for beer and wine pair-
ings will be made tableside.
The dinner will conclude with executive pas-
try chef Sheldon Millett presenting a trio of
desserts of apple cinnamon Beignets, chocolate
mousse and vanilla beer float.


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A Sunday

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pro tennis

at Omni

Omni Amelia Island
Plantation's Racquet Park will
host the 2011 Amelia Island
$10,000 Women's
Championships, a USTA Pro
Circuit event Sunday through
Oct. 2.
Kelly Gunterman, owner l
of the Gunterman Tennis
School at Omni Amelia Island
Plantation, will be directing
the tournament at the presti-
gious Racquet Park, which
has hosted the likes of Andre
Agassi, Martina Navratilova,
Chris Evert, Maria Shara-
pova and the Williams sisters.
Admission to the tourna-
ment is free from Sunday
through Sept. 30. Final week-
end admission (Oct. 1-2) will,
be $10 for adults and $5 for
VIP passes for the final
two days of the tournament
are available for $80 per per-
son and includes preferred
center court .seating, access
to the hospitality tent and a
special doubles clinic
Saturday morning.
Tournament proceeds
benefit the Rotary Club of
Fernandina Beach,-which is
committed to "Service Above
Self," and Tennis Without
Borders, which helps stu-
dents pursue life opportuni-
ties on and off the court by
providing gear, instruction'
and academic support to
clubs, and schools.
For tournament and ticket
information, contact Gunter-
man at gunterman.kelly@
aipfl.com, (802) 345-9842 or
(904) 277-5145.
RAIN is looking for used
tennis balls for the dogs to
play with at the shelter. Drop
them off at the RAIN Resale
Store in the Harris Teeter
Shopping Center from 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Wednesday through
Saturday or at Nassau County
Animal Services on License
Road in Yulee.
Yulee Tennis Founda-
tion is sponsoring the Nassauy
County district schools' USTA
membership for another year.
The foundation is currently
working with USTA to get
QuickStart Tennis in the pri-
mary grades. Contact Judi
Turner at davejudi@bell-
There will be a fall adult
tennis league offered utilizing
the World Team Tennis for-
mat of scoring Fridays
through Oct. 28. Team regis-
trations are now being accept-
ed for the league. Each team
must have a minimum of four
players, two males and two
females. Entry fee is $80 and
includes tennis balls, court
fees and playoff party.
Contact Michele Maharaj.


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The Fernandina Beach High School girls and boys swim teams took first place
Sept. 13 when the Pirate swimmers hosted Yulee, West Nassau and St. Joseph at
the Atlantic Avenue Recreation Center. Josh Reeve, Taylor Owen, Zoe Stein, Cole
Gallup, Emma Priest and Josh Mazur, pictured, all competed for FBHS.


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Pirates off to 6-0

start, girls are 5-1

All FBHS matches next week

at Amelia River, city courses

News Leader

The Pirates were double-
dippers Wednesday, defeating
Yulee, and West Nassau to
push their record to 6-0.
The Fernandina Beach
High School boys golf team
recorded a score of 164, led
by Hunter Wells' 36 and Eric
Shelly's 39. Cole Watson had
a 43 and Carson Van Etta
posted a 46.
The FBHS girls are 5-1
and were scheduled to play
Providence Thursday at the
Jacksonville Golf & Country
All Pirate matches are at
home next week with the
Lady Pirates playing Tuesday
and Thursday at Amelia River
while the boys play Wednes-
day and Friday at the
Fernandina Beach-Golf Club.
The Pirates jumped out to
a 4-0 start with wins over
Trinity Christian and'Bishop
Kenny arid a pair of victories
over Hilliard. They shot a
team low 154 this week.
Co-medalists Shelly, a
freshman, and Wells, a sopho-
more,,both turned in 37s to
steer the Pirates. Watson and

Cason Bunch, both juniors,
posted 40s.
"The boys team is very
young once again with zero
seniors," FBHS Coach
Christina Steffen said. 'The
more matches and experi-
ence the boys play, the more
they are improving. I am very
proud of the how well the
boys have started out the sea-
son and I look forward even
lower scores and more wins."
The FBHS girls also col-
lected a pair of wjns over
Hilliard and single wins
against West Nassau and
Bishop Kenny. The lone loss
is to Bolles.
The Lady Pirates shot a
season-low 190 against
Bishop Kenny with senior
Jacqueline Shelly leading the
way with a 37 to medalist hon-
ors. Fellow senior Leanne Lee
'had a 46, sophomore Syndey
Broussard turned in a 52 and
senior Cailee Crane posted a
"The girls had a tough last
first match against Bolles, but
have rallied and won four in a
row since," Steffen said.
'They have been working
hard and it is starting to

Mitchell a qualifier

for Bettie Lou Evans

Katie Mitchell of Fernan-
dina Beach, freshman on
the University of Central
Florida women's golf team,
made her collegiate debut
this month with a bang.
She shot a team-best
three-over-par 75 in the first
round of the Dale McNamara
Mitchell was able to put
together a team-leading
round that included a birdie
on the 15th hole at the Patriot
Golf Club in Owasso, Okla.,
on Sept 12.
Mitchell, who after start-
ing the second round on the
10th hole, finished the front
nine at two-under with a 74.
She jumped four spots in the
individual standings and was
tied at 15th Sept. 13.

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Knigth rts carded'"
a s 7.e n-over
295 and was
po istd in
eighth place.
capped her
first collegiate
Mitchell tournament
with a 75. in the
final round ,
Sept. 14. She finished tied for
19th at plus 8.
Mitchell had a trio of
birdies in her final round.
The Knights return to the
course Sept. 30 as they head
to Lexington, Ky., for the
Bettie Lou Evans Invitational.
Mitchell is a graduate of
Fernandina Beach High


FBHS Lady Pirates jump to 8-4,

top Orange Park in five games
The Fernandina Beach Providence Thursday. They
High School girls volleyball are back at home Tuesday to
team beat Orange Park host the Bishop Kenny Lady
Tuesday in five games to Crusaders at 6:30 p.m. Junior
push its record to 8-4. varsity match is at 5:30 p.m. at
The Lady Pirates hosted Pirate Gym.


GAME DAY: The Jacksonville Jaguars (1-1)
hit the road Sunday to open NFC play. They
take on the Carolina Panthers (0-2) at Bank
of America Stadium in their first interconfer-
ence game. Kickoff is at 1 p.m:
LAST GAME: The Jaguars dropped their
first game of the season Sunday at the New
York Jets thanks in part to four turnovers
and a safety. The Jets managed just 283
yards total but started three drives inside the
Jaguars' 30-yard line following turnovers.
Josh Scobee provided the Jaguars' only
points with a 55-yard field goal in the first
quarter, the second longest in franchise his-
won their opener Sept. 18 against AFC
South rival Tennessee 16-14 at home.
RADIO/TV: The game will be broadcast
regionally on CBS and locally on WTEV
CBS47 (cable channel 6). Games are
broadcast on Jaguars Radio Network sta-
tions WOKV AM and FM (690 and 106.5).
WEBSITE: www.jaguars.com.
UP NEXT: The Jaguars have back-to-back
home games beginning Oct. 2 against the
New Orleans Saints. The Jag host
Cincinnati Oct. 9 at EverBank Field. Kickoff
is set for 1 p.m. for both games

Bowden regrets his prostate cancer secrecy

Former Florida State foot-
ball coach Bobby Bow-
den, who retired with 377
wins and two national
championships, spent much of his
adult life in the public eye. On the
field, his every move was scruti-
nized, especially as he advanced
in years. So, it is hard to believe
he really could keep something so
personal out of the public sector.
But he was able to do just that.
Bowden, who turns 82 in
November, recently reported that
in 2007 he was diagnosed and
treated for prostate cancer and
that no one besides his-wife, his
immediate family and his doctors
ever knew about it.
Bowden said he never wanted
others to find out about it because
he didn't want them to use it
against him in recruiting battles
for players or to have those clam-
oring about his age to have anoth-
er reason to voice that he should
"I could just hear the recruits ,
being told, 'Don't go to Florida
State, Coach Bowden is dying,'"
Bowden said. "I couldn't let that
The prostate is a small gland

found only in
men. It is located
just below the
bladder and is
* the size of a wal-
Prostate can-
cer is typically a
S slow growing
4'0 tumor but, in
nOanTC some cases, can
aPT Sl J spread more rap-
MEDICINE idly. Other than
skin cancer,
GREGORY prostate is the
most common
SMITH. M.D. cancer in men.
-*-- The
American Cancer Society esti-
mates that some 240,000 men
(nearly one in six) will contract
the disease and, of those, nearly
27,000 (one in 34) will die. Of
those cancers causing death in
men, prostate ranks second
behind lung cancer.
Risk factors include increasing
age with nearly two-thirds of the
cancers found in men over the
age of 65. It is also more common
in African-Americans and, for
some unknown reason, African-

Americans are twice as likely to
die with the disease.
Prostate cancer does show a
strong family history as well.
Dietary factors also seem to play
a role with an increase noted with
a high red meat and high fat diet.
Bowden said he would check
into the hospital at midnight
under a fake name and be treated
in remote locations of the hospi-
tal. Dr. Joe Camps, the captain of
his first team at FSU in 1976,
planted radioactive seeds in
Bowden's prostate and, after his
treatment, he would be released
five hours later.
Bowden now wishes he had
spoken up sooner because he
realizes his story can encourage
others to seek treatment, treat-
ment that may save their lives. He
is now on a national speaking tour
on behalf of On the Line, a nation-
al prostate cancer awareness pro-
Symptoms associated with pro-
state cancer include impotence,
blood in the urine, pain, lower
extremity weakness or loss of
bowel or bladder control. Screen-
ing exams for prostate cancer
include a digital rectal exam per-

formed by your primary care
physician and a blood test called a
PSA (prostate specific antigen).
The American Cancer Society
recommends doctors offer yearly
testing for men when they reach
the age of 50. Men who have a
positive family history or have a
higher risk due to associated risk
factors are advised to begin test-
ing at the age of 40.
Today Bowden is cancer free,
and admits, "If I knew then what I
know now, I would have gone
public with my cancer. There is
simply no reason for men not to
get checked. I didn't want to talk
to my doctor about it, and that
was wrong."
This column is written to dis-
cuss issues regarding sports, medi-
cine and safety. It is not intended to
serve as a replacement for treat-
ment by a doctor It is only designed
to offer guidelines on the preven-
tion, recognition and care of
injuries and illness. Specific con-
cerns should be discussed with a
physician. Mail questions to
Gregory Smith, M.D., 1250 S.
18th St., Suite 204, Fernandina
Beach, FL 32034. Call 261-8787
or visit www.gsmithmd.com.

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Shelly and Dickie Anderson were fishing at the jetties last week and hooked a 125-
pound tarpon but lost it when the line broke as it made a run over the jetty rocks.
They did catch and release more than 20 big reds.

Inaugural Zen

The weather held out
Saturday for the inaugural
Zen Tennis tournament, tour-.
nament was open to all atten-,
dees or students of Zen
"This tournament was
organized to give my students
the chance to apply what '. .'
they've learned during clinic," ,
said Paul Drayton, owner of
ZenTennis. "I am proud of.,
each of my students for com- ,
ing out, playing their hardest ''
and tackling their jitters. .
Everyone had a great attitude
and we all had a fun day of
In a strongly contested
main bracket, Shari Braddock .
had a narrow 8-6 win over
Pete Stetler, taking home the
first-place medal with Stetler
grabbing the second-place
medal. In the second bracket,
Tripp Pittman defeated
Denise C6x 8-3 after a battle ,
to the finish, giving Pittman
the first-place medal in the
second bracket.
A Zen Tennis doubles
tournament is being planned
for the end of the year.
For information, call (904)
373-8366 or visit www.Zen

Tihn''- 1-and-und'jr facili-
ties are available to residents
of Nassau County:
Yulee Sports Complex,
686 Goodbread Road. Call the
Nassau County Recreation.
Department at 548-4689,
Michele Maharaj at 548-1472
W visit www.yuleetennisfoun-
City of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment Central Park Tennis
Courts, 1218 Atlantic Avenue.

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iddock and Pete Stetler, competitors, are pic-
h Zen Tennis' Paul Drayton, above.

Call 277-7350 or Maharaj
Tennis at 548-1472.
Kraft Tennis Partners,
961023 Buccaneer Trail,
Amelia Island. Call Susie
DeMille.at 261-3185.
All sites offer programs
through the U.S. Tennis
Association. Parents may reg-
ister their child for a free one-

year membership with the
USTA (a $19 value), which
includes Bounce, a quarterly
newsletter and access to jun-
ior tournaments and a chance.
. to play USTA junior team ten-
nis. Call 1-800-990-8782 and
reference source code'
JOIN2PLAY. This offer is
available until Dec. 31.

Varsity Football
Sept. 23 at Cocoa Beach
Sept. 30 at Hilliard
Oct. 7 YULEE'
Oct. 14 at Matanzas
Nov. 4 at West Nassau
SDistrict .. ,
Junior Varsity Football
Oct. 6 at Episcopal
d Oct. 13 at Bolles
Oct 27 at Yulee
Varsity Football
Sept. 23 at Jackson
Oct. 7 at Fernandina
Oct. 14 at First Coast
Oct. 28 Trinity Christian*
Nov. 4 at Calvary Christ.
"Senior night

Junior Varsity Football
Oct. 6 at St. Augustine
Oct. 13 CAMDEN gradee)
Oct. 20 at West Nassau
Boys Golf



Oct 6 at Trinity
Oct. 13 at Providence
Oct. 17 District 5-1 A
Oct 24 Region 2-1A, E Harbor
Oct. 31-Nov 2 State 1A, Tavares

Oct. 8'
Oct. 15
Oct. 25
Nov. 3
Nov. 12
Nov. 19

Sept. 24
Sept. 27
Sept. 29
Oct. 4
Oct. 8
Oct. 11
Oct. 13
Oct 20
Oct. 27
Nov. 3
Nov. 11

'Sept. 27
.Sept. 29
Oct. 4:
Oct. 6
Oct 7-8
Oct. 13

Cross Country
Ponte Vedra Invitational
Pre-state, Dade City '
Last Chance, Gainesville
Distri-t 3.12 3 a
F Si,:,r, i._:- Lake City
State 2A, Dade City

at Lake City.
at Baldwin
NE Fl.r.na Ec.iiea
FSF Orlar,,o,:,
District 2-1 A

at Pedro Menendez
at Bolles
Bolles tournament
at Providence


Oct. 14 JVtourneyat BK
Oct. 19 at Middleburg
Oct. 25-27 DISTRICT 4-4A
.Qiris Golf-
Sept. 30' at Matanzas '
Oct. 4 at Bishop Kenny
Oct. 11 at Bolles
Oct. 17 District 5-1 A
Oct 24 Region'2-1A at OUF
Nov. 1-2 State 1A

Sept. 27 CAMDEN
Oct. 11 -at Yulee :
Oct. 18 at Camden55:00
Oct. 24-25 Florida-Georia champs
2 Football
Sept. 27 at Camden
Oct. 4 atChariton
Oct. 18 Florida champ.
Oct. 24-25 Florida-Georgia champ.
Sept. 26 at Fernandina
Sept. 29 COUNTY






S' Volleyball
Sept. 26 YULEE 2:30
Sept. 29 County at Yulee 4-7:00

The Fernandina Beach High School
wrestling team will hold its fourth annual beau-
ty pageant fundraiser at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach.
Tickets are $20 for the buffet dinner, show
and silent auction. Admission to the show and
auction is $5. For information, contact Tracy
Williams at 277-2359.

Beach voleyball tourney
The King/Queen of the Beach 2s Volleyball
Tournament will be held at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1 at
Main Beach. Registration is $15. Contact Jeff
Qroden-Thomas at jwgt@com cast.net.

YB'ssecond season
The Yulee Basketball Association invites
athletes ages 8-12 as of Nov. 1 to participate
in its second season. Registration is from
5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Yulee Sports
Complex, 86142 Goodbread Road.
Cost is $75 per child; $50 per additional
sibling. Proof of Nassau County residency,
physical within the last six months and birth
certificate required. Visit www.yuleebasket-
ball.org or call (904) 701-4188.

Laettner hoops clinic
The Christian Laettner Basketball Acade-
my basketball clinic will be held Oct. 1 at Peck
Gym. Ages 7-9 go from 9-10:30 a.m.; ages
10-12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and ages 13-15
from 2-4 p.m. Fee is $40 with a $10 discount
for each additional sibling. Laettner is a two-
time NCAA champion, 1992 Olympic Dream
Team member and former NBA All-Star.
Pre-register at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center by Sept. 28. For inforrma-
tion, contact Jay at 277-7350, ext. 2013, or

Organizedbilte rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina Beach and around Amelia Island
Thqrsdays starting at 9 a.m. and Saturdays
starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach, South Fletcher
(A1 A) and Atlantic avenues. Park near the
miniature golf course. ,
Cyclists of all abilities are welcome. The
ride will be around 30 miles with rest stops
along the way and loops back to the starting
point at around 10 miles before continuing on
the remaining 20 miles of the route. Lunch
after the ride is optional. '
Bicycle helmets are mandatory as well as
a bicycle in good working condition. These
rides are led by Don Eipert in conjunction with
the North Florida Bicycle Club. Contact him at
261-5160. Sign up for email announcements
at www.ameliaislandcycling.com or

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.
Hall is also offering instructional baseball
for ages 5-6..

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 setting 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 training facilities for more than
300 wild animals and encompasses more
than 7,400 secluded acres of hardwood ham-
mocks, pine forest and tidal wetlands inter-
spersed with facilities designed to heighten
your awareness of nature.
After the run, enjoy a picnic lunch, swim-
ming, a raffle, a tour on an open-air bus
through the wildlife preserve and gifts.
Fee is $200.' Registrationends Oct. 5.
Register online at www.active.com or
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

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

Women ofPower5K
The Women of Power 5K Run/Walk will be
held at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at Main Beach. The
fees are $20 through Nov. 4 and $25 there-
after. The event benefits the Cedar Haven
Transitional House for women moving from
homelessness to housing independence.
For information, visit www.active.com/run-
runwalk-2011 or wop5krun.wordpress.com.

The Florida Department of Education is
continuing its partnership with all three Florida
National Football League teams to offer spe-
cially-priced tickets for public school and dis-
trict personnel (pre-kihdergarten through 12th
grade) across the state. The Jacksonville
Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay
Buccaneers are offering discounted single-
game tickets for purchase for any public edu-
cation employee.
For some available games, eligible
employees will see as much as 50 percent in
savings compared to regular ticket prices.
Employees may contact the NFL team repre-
sentatives directly if interested in purchasing
single-game tickets or visit the Just for
Teachers website at www.fldoe.orgfjust-
forteachers for the necessary forms.
Jaguars representative is Matt Ryan;
ryanm@nfl. jaguars.com; (904) 633-4670;
Dolphins, Sarah Gattusa: SGattuso@dol-
phins.com; (305) 943-6661; and the Bucca-
neers, Stephen Diss; SDissq Buccaneers.nfl.
com; (813) 870-2700, ext. 2533.

Gator Bowlticketson sale
TaxSlayer.com has announced its multi-
year partnership with the Gator Bowl
Association as the new title sponsor begin-
ning with the 2012 Gator Bowl. Tickets for the
67th annual Gator Bowl, one of three Jan. 2
bowl matchups between the Big Ten Confer-
ence and the Southeastern Conference, are
now available for sale to the public.
The TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, along with
the Capital One Bowl and the Outback Bowl,
will take place at 1 p.m. Jan. 2, matching a
team from the SEC against a team from the
Big Ten across the ESPN family of networks.
Ticket prices for the Gator Bowl, which will
be played at EverBank Field in Jacksonville,
are $80 for VIP and $60 for stadium seats.
Club seats are sold out.
Tickets are available for purchase through
Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or online at

Stridesfor Educaion wallrun
Take Stock in Children, a statewide non-
profit organization with a 16-year history of
breaking the cycle of poverty by providing
scholarships, mentors and hope, will present
its inaugural "Strides For Education" 5K
Walk/Run around the state to help raise
awareness and funds for Florida's low-income
and at-nsk youth whod Wl h tbo Ursu:a colu"
lege education Nov. 19.
Many Take Stock in Children's "Strides For
Education" 5K Walk/Runs will take place
across Florida to benefit local programs in
Brevard, Broward, Collier, Escambia, Franklin,
Hendry, Immokalee, Lake, Lee, Miami-Dade,
Nassau, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Sarasota and
Sumter counties.
Take Stock in Children aims to have a few
thousand participants statewide as a part of
this first-ever fundraising effort, which will
raise much needed funds to provide college
scholarships for low-income students. With
the cost of tuition rising and significant
increases of other college-related expenses,
children throughout Florida are struggling
more than ever to achieve their dreams of a
college educatiori.
Take Stock in Children's "Strides For
Education" 5K Walk/Runs are open to all indi-
viduals, families, companies and local organi-
zations and will feature family-friendly activi-
ties, giveaways and much more. Registration
is $35 per person, with all proceeds to benefit
Take Stock in Children, which currently serves
nearly 8,000 students in grades 6-12 annually
throughout 67 counties in Florida.
Take Stock in Children is currently seeking
participants, volunteers and sponsors for this
statewide effort. As an official sponsor, you
can support Take Stock in Children and have
your company name attached to all promo-
tional materials, as well as displayed in key
locations throughout Florida: Sponsors to date
include the Helios Education Foundation,
Comcast, Berkowitz, Dick, ,Pollack& Brant
and Polio Tropical.
To learn how you can participate, volunteer .
or sponsor the event, call (888) 322-4673 or
visit give.takestockinchildren.org.

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




FRIDAY. S SEPTEMBER 23.2011 NEWS News-Leader

Teens enjoy the interactive life at the In Search of Me Cafe, which opened this month
at the Boys & Girls Club's Miller Freedom Center in Yulee. Teens may visit even if not
members of the club. The after-school sessions are led by India Edge, below.

New club for teens opens

Through a collaboration
between In Search of Me, Inc.,
and the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau C-' ".in,. the first brick-
and-mortar In Search of Me
Cafe has opened at the Miller
Freedom Center in Yulee.
The new caf6 offers Nassau
County teens a safe place to
learn life skills during after-
school sessions led by India
"It is because of Bill Gower
and the Nassau Boys & Girls
Slb- Foundation that we are in
this wonderful room tonight,"
said Stan Cottle, In Search of

Me Cafe's creator, as he
addressed 24 teensplus guests
in the new cafe. "The support of
the Boys & Girls Club Board,
Area Executive Director Yvon-
ne Thompson, Unit Director
Jamie Thompson and Program
Director Slerryl Smith is
Miller Club teens were join-
ed byteens from the NFLYET
Boys & Girls Club in Jack-
sonville, as well as parents and
guests. After enjoying pizza and
soft drinks, the teens were guid-
ed through an orientation of the
In Search of Me Caf6 curricu-
lum by Edge. Then the teens
clustered around lou pi ovidefI.
laptops and explored various
life skills topics on their own. '
Beginning next week, teens

at the caf6 will experience inter-
active life skills Iearning on a
regular basis through a pilot
curriculum program. Led by
"Ms. India," the teens will inter-
act with a wide variety of topics,
as well as other teens around
the world, at www insearchof
mecale com. Their responses.
will be documented, with some
teens appearing in future videos
on the In Search of Me Cafe

Teens can attend the In
Search of Me Cafe sessions at
the Miller Boys & Girls Club
even if they are notmembers of
the club. They will sign up as
For more information about
:hc- program, call (904 476-4302
or visit www.insearcholfme-
cafe.org For information a bout
the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Nassau County. call 261-8666 or
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ACT opens 31st season

For the News-Leader
Amelia Community Theatre
opens its 31st season on
Thursday with "The Seven Year
tch," a comedy about love and
marriage by George Axelrod.
Set in New York in 1952, it's summer
in the city and Richard Sherman's wife
and young son are escaping the heat to
stay at the beach. Richard, who works
for a paperback publishing company
that wants to sensationalize The Scarlet
Letter, plans to join them on the week-
ends. But meanwhile, he's alone and
restless in his apartment as he remem-
bers his wife's strict orders to watch
what he eats and drinks, and irritated
that she plans to check up on him with
nightly phone calls.
After seven years of marriage, he's
wondering if life is passing him by and
reflects that "women age quicker than
men" and soon everyone will think his
wife is his mother.
Richard's life takes an unexpected
turn after a chance encounter with the
beautiful upstairs neighbor, known as'
The Girl, and he spends the next three
days in a comic struggle to sort out
guilt, pleasure, fantasy and reality.
After a successful run on Broadway,
"The Seven Year Itch" was made into a
movie with Marilyn Monroe in 1955, but
with some story changes demanded by
the film censors.
The ACT show is directed by Linda
McClane, who enjoys the fact that
Richard's very active imagination steers
the play in absurd directions. "The
dream scenes are fun for the actors
because their characters can be big and
dramatic or silly with contrary behav-
iors, and Richard's fertile mind even
gives them opportunities for a lot of
physical comedy," McClane notes.
Longtime ACT favorite Kevin Kasser
plays Richard and newcomer Gisella
Nieto is The Girl. Laura Swaim is Helen,

Richard is surrounded by some of the women in his life and his fantasies
in Amelia Community Theatre's "The Seven Year Itch," which opens
Thursday. Standing, back row, are Sara Williams, Lisa Glasco and Susan
Joline. Seated are Gisella Nieto, Kevin Kasser and Laura Swaim.

After seven years of
marriage, he's wondering if
life is passing him by and
reflects that 'women age
quicker than men' and soon
everyone will think his wife
is his mother.

the wife, and the role of little Ricky, the
son, is shared by William Davidson and
Christopher Cahill. Mike Smith plays
Dr. Brubaker, a psychiatrist turned
author. Brian GjIv-:y is Tom, a man who
spends too much -irn ,A .ith Helen, and
Susan Joline, Mhrjorie Comer, Sara
William-s arind Lisa G lia Ci,, are the

women of Richard's dreams.
Performances are at 8 p.m. on Sept.
29, 30, Oct. 1, 6-8 and 13-15, and at 2
p.m. on Oct. 9 on the mainstage
at 207 Cedar St. Adult tickets are $20
and student tickets through college are'
Season tickets are still on sale for
$100 for all six plays in the season, or
$85. for five shows. Besides "The Seven
Year Itch" the season includes the fami-
ly comedy "A Christmas Story," the
musical "Into the Woods," the classic.
drama "A Streetcar Named Desire" and
the comedies "Steel Magnolias" and
Neil Simon's "God's Favorite."
Tickets may be purchased online at
www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org or
through the ACT box office, which is
open from 11 a.m.-1-p.m. on Thursdays,
Friday and Saturdays. For more infor-
mation call 261-6749.

/SO season celebratesAmerican spirit

Led by Music Director and Principal
Conductor Fabio Mechetti, the 2011-12
season of the Jacksonville Symphony,
Orchestra is pure excitement, featuring
violin superstar Joshua Bell, a three-
month Beethoven Festival, Puccini's La
Boheme, Copland's Appalachian Spring,
Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony and
Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony.
The spirit of American determination
lies behind the music by the
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in
just about every performance.
"On opening night, you will feel just
how powerfully an American orchestra
can project the quality and the diversity
of what is American," said Mechetti.
The program opens tonight and
Saturday with Charles Ives' Variations
on'America.."His music paved new
paths for other composers, partly
because of his non-academic training.
'Ives united imagination, dare, criticism
and witticism with elements typical of
American culture," said Mechetti.
Broadway mega-star George
Gershwin always had an inner drive to

JSO Principal Conductor Fabio
be abetter composer. "His Piano
Concerto in F exemplifies classical form
with a definite American language that
permeates its three beautiful move-
ments," Mechetti added about the open-
ing concert. The Illinois-born soloist,
Conrad Tao, is a fantastic pianist, an
accomplished American composer and

just 17 years old. Concluding the
evening is of the most significant works
of American repertoire, Aaron
Copland's Third Symphony,
A closer look at the symphony's fall
lineup reveals a fascinating variety of
American popular music. Programs
include a tribute to Louis Armstrong
(Sept.30-Oct. 1), Muisic of the Americas:
Moncayo's Huapango and Rodrigo's
Concierto Andaluz with the Los Angeles
Guitar Quartet (Oct. 6-8) and music of
Frank Zappa and Astor Piazzolla with
dance (Oct. 13-14), a flashback to the
golden era of 1950s television (Oct. 21-
22), and a Veteran's Day salute with the
Soldiers' Chorus of the United Starts
Army Field Band (Nov. 11-12). Tickets
are available through the Jacksonville
Symphony Box Office at (904) 354-5547,
or online at.JaxSymphony.org.
All concerts are in Robert E. Jacoby
Symphony Hall at the Times-Union
Center for the Performing Arts, unless
otherwise noted. All programs, dates,
artists and ticket prices are subject to

Jazz vocalist to

headline festival

For the News-Leader
"It was quite a thrill per-
forming at one of New York's,
finest jazz venues," said the
sophisticated and soulful
songstress Nicole Henry,
reflecting on her recent
appearance at Dizzy's Club
Coca-Cola, an adjunct to the
Jazz At Lincoln Center pro-
gram in Manhattan, where
she has become a strong jazz
cabaret attraction.
Henry will bring a similar
show to the 2011 Amelia
Island Jazz Festival, Oct. 7, in
an expanded setting in the St.
Peter's Episcopal Church
For her performance here
Henry will be backed by the
Les DeMerle Jazz All-Stars,
with whom she has sung pre-
viously. "I met Les and his
wife (Bonnie Eisele) when we
were all playing shows on the
Celebrity Infinity cruise ship
touring Alaska, and we really
hit it off well musically." Since
then DeMerle, the AIJF artis-
tic director, has stayed in
touch and is delighted to have
booked her for this year's fes-
"Nicole is an outstanding
song stylist, one of the best.
I'm sure our jazz fans here
will be knocked out by her
concert," he said. Henry was
equally effusive about singing
with the DeMerle band once
again. "I always look forward
to working with Les's group,
and'we will be coupling our
respective energies to pro-
duce a really great time."
A highly regarded vocalist
with three international Top
10 selling jazz albums to her
credit, Henry has just
released her fourth,
Embraceable, on the
Artistshare label. The album
represents growth and matu-
rity on her part. While she
made a name for herself as a
distinctive interpreter of clas-
sic jazz standards, for the new
CD she leans more towards
originals and deep cover
tunes, including Bob Marley's
'Waiting In Vain."
"I love writing songs," she
said, "and I plan to continue
adding original material to my
repertoire." For her perform-
ance on Amelia Island she will
sing a "good mixture of songs
old and new to make every-
one happy."
Born and raised in
Philadelphia, Pa., Henry stud-
ied cello, took ballet and
began singing in church
choirs early on. She earned a
full academic scholarship to
the University of Miami
where she majored in adver-
tising and theater. Given the

Jazz singer Nicole Henry
will perform Oct. 7 at the
Amelia Island Jazz

influence of the bountiful
rhythm and blues scene in
her hometown of
Philadelphia, she recorded
dance music in Miami and
one of her songs, "Miracle,"
made the Billboard dance
charts for eight weeks. It was
then that she realized. that a
far-reaching music career was
possible. "I knew I wanted to
use art to affect people's lives.
And that's what I can accom-
plish through my singing: to
help people relate to their
feelings, and then celebrate
those feelings."
In 2004 she fell in love with
the melodies, lyrics and free-
dom of jazz and was promptly
entranced by several of the
genre's all-time great singers,
especially Sarah Vaughan and
Carmen McCrae. Her solo
debut CD, The Nearness of
You", garnered worldwide crit-
ical acclaim, and HN Japan
named her "Best New Jazz
Artist Of 2004."
From that point she quick-
ly became an international
jazz star and began non-stop
touring throughout the
United States, Europe, and
Japan. A regular at New York
City's Metropolitan Room,
Henry garnered rave reviews
for her performances from
The New York Times and
Billboard, and she was subse-
quently honored by the city's
cabaret scene with the 2010
Bistro Award For
Outstanding Jazz Vocalist.
Now based in Miami, Henry
will be playing her first
engagement in Northeast
Florida as a stunning headlin-
er for this year's festival week.
The festival will kick off
with its now traditional free
JAZZ Continued on 2B


The Local Aulthors' Market Place is Sept. 24
from 9 aim.-5 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. More than 48 authors will be
on hand from Amelia Island. southern Georgia,
Jacksonville and St. Augustine offering mystery,
history, romance, art and children's books and
more. Workshops include
"How to Get Published in
Today's Market" by Bill ".
Reynolds of High Pitched '
Hum Publishing, "Ten .
Mistakes Authors Make" by '- '
Emily Carmain of Noteworth -"' .I-
Editing and "Getting Started" (writing) by author
Cara Curtin. Admission, children's activities and
workshops are free. The event benefits the non-
profit Family Resource Center of Nassau County,
which will be on hand to explain its mission.
Sponsor. Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, will have food
and refreshments for sale. Visit www.localau-
thorsmarketplace.net or call Maggie de Vries at
Books Plus. 261-0303.

Test your grill skills at the city of Fernandina
Beach Fall Barbecue Competition Sept. 24.
Judging is at noon and the community table will

open at 12:30 p.m. .--,
Each team will be provid-
ed six Boston butts for the .
pork category and/or six '..
beef briskets. A small sam- i .
ple will be presented for
judging and the rest will-be
put at the community table
for the public to enjoy.
Lunch plates (choice of
meat, beans cole slaw and
iced tea) will be available for $10.
Team fee is $75 for one category or $125 for
both, due by today at the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center. Each competitor's grill must
have a fire extinguisher on hand. For information
contact Jay at 277-7350 or jrobertson@fbfl.org.

The Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks will
Day for tAND AN0 O .!
Hope and
Friends" r
from 3-5 p.m. at Kelly Seahorse Ranch, Amelia
Island State Park, to raise money for area state
parks as well as Hope Therapy, a 501(c)(3) organi-

zation using equine activities to improve the lives
of people with physical and other disabilities.
Learn about the Talbot Islands State Parks
while enjoying cold beverages, a barbecue and a
low country boil with music by Lauren Elise and
David Milam. Cost is $10 per plate. Donations are
also welcome and are 100 percent tax deductible.
Visit www.FloridaStateParks.org or
www.KellyRanchInc.com for information.


The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
you to September's Bonus -. --"
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture on '
Sept. 28 at noon. The muse-
um will welcome Diane
Boucher, a PhD candidate at
Clarke University in
Massachusetts. She is in
Florida doing research on her'-- '
dissertation on the 2nd Spanish Period of Florida
and will be sharing some of her work with our
community. She'll discuss the complex trade rela-
tions that Fernandina had during this turbulent
time and how its role as a deepwater port influ-
enced our area's culture and influence. This pro-
gram is free and open to the public. For informa-
tion contact Alex at 261-7378. ext. 102.

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The Barnabas Center will
celebrate its silver anniver-
sary with a party Oct. 17 at
6 p.m. at Cafe Karibo, 27 N.
Third St., Fernandina
Beach. The evening will
include wine and spirits tast-
ings, hors d'oeuvres and
music. Tickets are $50 per
person. Make reservations at
or by calling 261-7000, ext.
104 by Oct. 10. Attire is
dressy casual.

The Fernandina
Beach/Peck High Class of
1971 40th Reunion Party
will be held from 7-11:30
p.m. Sept. 24 at Kelley Pest
Control, 1235 South 10th St.
Classmates from 1971. and
their spouses/dates are invit-
ed to a free event hosted by
classmates. Sign up the
www.Classmates.com page,
the Fernandina Beach/Peck
High School Class of 1971
Facebook page or call Pam
Kittrell Smith at 226-8111 or
Mary Hyers Mercer at 415-
1881. Please share this infor-
mation with your friends.
* *
*The American Legion
Post 174 wilrbe giving away
free hotdogs to the commu-
nity on Sept. 24 from 11
a.m.-3 p.m. at 200 South
12th St., Femandina Beach.
All members are encouraged
to participate and prospective
members are encouraged to
join. Contact (904) 624-3381
for information.

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

The 52nd Annual .
Morocco Shrine Circus will
be held Sept. 24 at 10 a.m.,
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sept.
25 at 11 a.m,, 3 p.m. and 7
p.m. at the University of North
Florida Arena, 4567 St. Johns
Bluff Road)South, Jackson-.
ville. Tickets are $15 for gen-
eral seating and available at
Morocco Shrine Center, 3800
St. Johns Bluff Road, or from
any Shriner. A performance
for the disabled will be held
Sept. 24 at 10 a.m., with free
admission. For tickets call
(904) 642-5200, ext. 37.
* *
The American Business
Women's Association, Eight
Flags Charter Chapter will
meet Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at
the Fernandina Beach Golf
Course, 2800 Bill Melton
Road. Guest speaker Leigh
Forrester is co-founder of
Career Frontiers of Northeast
Florida, Inc., a post-secondary

vocational training program
for young adults ages 18-35
with intellectual disabilities. To
RSVP to attend email susan
8050@aol.com by today.'The
buffet-style dinner is $15,
check or cash at the door
* *
A gold/silver buying
event to support spinal cord
research will be held at
Buy-Gones Ladies Resale
Boutique, 1014 S. Seventh
St., Fernandina Beach,
Sept. 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. A
fair trade international broker
will be on hand to evaluate
and pay cash for your items,
including flatware, jewelry,.
gold coins, etc. A portion of
proceeds will go to the,
Wounded,Warriors Project.
Complimentary beverages,
snacks and chocolate will be
served. The first 10 completed
transactions will get a $25 gift
card for Buy-Gones. Call 277-
4071 for information.
* *
The 39th Annual Rock
Shrimp Festival is Oct. 1 in
St. Marys, Ga., including a
pancake breakfast, 5K and
10K runs, kids' activities and a
themed parade featuring dec-
orated floats, fire trucks, trac-
tors, golf carts and more.
Downtown St. Marys and the
waterfront park will be over-
flowing with all-day entertain-
ment, demonstrations, arts
and crafts vendors, food con-
cessionaires and sweet tast-
ing rock shrimp.Visit

The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival and the Amelia
Island Sea Turtle Watch
announce that Dr. Terry
Norton and staff of the
Georgia Sea Turtle Center
will release two rehabilitat-
ed juvenile green sea turtles
back to the waters off
Amelia Island on Oct. 7 at 3
p.m. at Main Beach. The pub-
lic is invited. Visit www.geor-
giaseaturtlecenter.org and
m. To learn about the 2012
Wild Amelia Nature Festival,
set for May 18-20, 2012, go to
* *
The Ritz-Cariton, Amelia
Island will host Meet.the.
Farmers Fall Harvest, an
opportunity to meet several
area farmers, growers and
seafood providers at the
resort's Cafe 4750, Oct. 7 at
6:30 p.m. Chef Garrett Gooch
has created the menu for the.
occasion. Call (904) 277-1100
for information.

Amelia Island
Montessori School will host
a "Fall Festival" for the
entire family Oct. 8 from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. Enjoy a commu-
nity yard sale,.specials from
local businesses and a
Halloween Costume Comer.
There will be carnival games,
face and pumpkin painting,
performances and food and
drink specials. The school is
located at 1423 Julia St. Call
261-6610 or visit www.ameli-
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Chapel concert
Amelia Plantation Chapel
will host a concert Oct. 16 at
6 p.m. featuring the 50-
strong H. Alvin Green
Alumni Memorial Chorale
under the direction of
Patricia Black with hymns
and anthems, spirituals and
gospel. The chorale honors
the memory of Professor
Green, revered music
teacher at Edward Waters
College. It comprises alumni
and friends from Edward
Waters, Bethune Cookman,
FSU, Albany State and oth-
ers. The chorale is known
throughout Florida and
Georgia and has recorded
two CDs.
There is no charge, but
an offering will be taken for
the chorale's scholarship
Music cruises
Amelia River Cruises'
Adult "BYOB" Twilight Tours
are held from 7-9 p m. most
nights Tickets are $29 per
person at 1 North Front St.,
Fernandina Beach, or call
261 -9972 or book online at
com. Larry LeMier tonight,
Dan Voll Sept. 24, Hupp
Huppman Sept. 30; and
Dan Voll Oct 1.
Caf Karibo
Cafe Karlbo, 27 N Third
St.. live music Friday and
Saturday from 6.9 p.m on
the patio outside, live music
Sunday outside from 5-8
p.m. Call 277-5269. Visit
www.catekaribo com.
DogStar Taverm
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N
Second St., live music Visit
Dog Star on Facebook. Call
Green Turtle
The Green Turtle, 14 S.
Third St., live music Call
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
Ritz-Carlton. Amelia Island.
Indigo Aley
Indigo Alley, 316 Centre
St. Gabe's Jazz Jam the
first Tuesday of every
month, other three
Tuesday, Acoustic in the
Round at 7 p.m : second
and third Wednesdays at 7
p m., Indigo Film Club; open
mike night Thursdays at
7-30 p m.; live music

Island's restaurant SALT is
offering several cooking
schools through the end of
the year. Cost without accom-
modations is $339 per person
(inclusive). Upcoming themes
include Oktoberfest (Oct. 26-
27) and Holiday Classics
(Dec. 15-16). Visit www.ritz-

A Fair Trade Market,
sponsored by the First
Presbyterian Women of
Fernandina Beach, will be at
The Anchor at the corner of
Sixth and Centre streets on
,Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
with handmade gifts including
baskets, pottery, jewelry,
Christmas items, scarves,
metalcraft and coffee. Proce-
eds go to the women who cre-
ated the handicrafts and rep-
resent the year's overseas
* *
Cats Angels, Inc. SPCA
will hold their fourth annual
"Rescue Me" Fundraiser
Oct. 16 from 5-8 p.m. at
Kelley's Warehouse, 1235
South 10th St. Enjoy a bar-

JAZZ Continued from 1B
concert, Sunday, Oct. 2 in
Amelia Park with "VIP," the
U.S. Navy Band Southeast.
Other highlights will include
"Gypsy Rendezvous," a trib-
ute to the late great fiddler
and Django Reinhardt accom-
panist, Stephane Grapelli, fea-

during Virgin Records record-
ing artist, violinist Doug
Cameron, as special guest
with the Dynamic Les
DeMerle Band plus vocalist
Bonnie Eisele on Oct. 7, an
Oct. 5 Blues Night at Sandy
Bottoms showcasing exciting
jump blues artists, Toots
Lorraine and the Traffic, and
the annual Latin Night show
and dance with the popular
Jacksonville 10-piece salsa
band, Impacto Latino,

Friday and Saturdays at 8
p.m. Call 261-7222.
O'Kane's Irish Pub andl
Eatery, 318 Centre St., free
trivia each Monday at 7:30
p.m.; wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., with
10 wines for $10 along with
cheese and crackers and
live entertainment; dart tour-
nament every Tuesday at
7.30 p.m., Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7:30-11 30
p m.- the Turner London
Band Thursday from 6 30
p.m.-midnight and Friday
and Saturday from 8 30
p m.-12.30 a m Call 261-
1000. Visit
The Palace Saloon 117
Centre St., Monday nights
reggae with Pill P&i and
Chillakaya One. Tuesday
Buck Smith Project,
Wednesday Wes Cobb;.
Thursday Hupp & Rob in
the Palace & DJ Buca in
Sheffield's. Friday and
Saturday regional bands
and DJ Anonymous at
Sheffield's Call Bill Childers
at 491-3332 or email
bill @thepalacesaloon.com.
Picante Grill, Rotisserie
and Bar, 464073 SR 200,
Suite 2, Yulee. has live
music every first and last
Saturday of the month from
7-10 p.m. Call 310-9221
Visit www.picantenassau
Sandy BottOms
Sandy Bottoms at Main
Beach, 2910 Atlantic Ave .
live entertainment every
night Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill,
1998 S Fletcher Ave., The
Macy's In the lounge from 6-
10 p.m. Friday and ,
Saturday: shaggin' in the
lounge Sundays from 4-7
p m.; Pili Pili in the tiki bar
Wednesday from 5 30-9 30
p.m.; live music in the bar all
weekend Call 277-6652.
Visit www slldersseaside
corn Join Sliders on
Facebook and Twitter.

The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 South Fletcher
Ave Pam Affronti tonight;
Richard Smith Sept. 24,
Gary Keniston Sept. 26;
Stevie "Fingers" Sept. 27;
DJ Roc Sept. 28; Early .
McCall Sept. 29; and
Reggie Lee Sept 30. Music
is 5-9 p.m Monday through
Thursday and 6-10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday Call

becue dinner with a glass of
wine or beer (also vegetarian
selection), silent auction and
music by The Macys. Tickets
are $20 and on sale at Cats
Angels, 709 S. Eighth St. Visit


Amelia Community
Theatre Guild presents the
fourth annual Ladies Night
Out on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at
the theater, 207 Cedar St.
This popular program is pre-
sented by women, for women
only. Entertainment will
include musical theater
singers under the direction of
Jill Dillingham, a one-act com-
edy, "Ladies of the Mop," The
Timesteppers senior women
tap dancing group, and a
demonstration of the "Dance
Trance" fitness program..
Refreshments will be served.
Tickets are $15 and inclu-
de a glass of wine. Tickets
rhay be purchased at the box
office by calling 261-6749 or
online at www.ameliacommu-

Thursday, Oct. 6. Both the
Friday and Saturday evening
shows will close with late
night jam sessions at St.
Peter's. Dixieland Jazz
Brunches with the Spare Rib
Six will round out the week
on Sunday, Oct. 9 at the
Beech Street Grill. Complete
information and tickets for all

shows are available online at
A not for profit 501(c) (3)
corporation, the Les DeMerle
Amelia Island Jazz Festival
distributes proceeds toward a
scholarship program to fund
college educations for aspir-
ing jazz musicians.
For information contact
the Festival Hotline at (904)
504-4772 or email info@ameli-

"Ebb and Flow" featuring
artists Paul Massing, Carol
Sprovtoff, Blair Strain and
Melva Smith-Richman is at
the First Coast Community
Bank Satellite Gallery on
14th Street, Fernandina
Beach. Visit during regular
business hours. For informa-
tion contact the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second
St., at 261-7020 or visit
An orientation program
for all who have joined the
Island Art Association since
July, anyone wanting updat-
ed information about Island
Art or people just interested
in meeting the new folks, will
be held in the Education
Center, 18 N. Second St.,
Sept. 27 from 5-6 p.m., fol-
lowed by a brief "meet and
greet" social. Members will
present information about
the association, its projects,
programs and committees,
including the president,
gallery director and several
committee chairs. Each new
member will receive a hand-
painted "Ya Gotta Have Art!"
canvas welcome bag. Please
RSVP or call Ann Kemp at
491-0638 for information, or
email her at
Artist Georganna Mullis
holds Wednesday drop in
classes and Gretchen
Williams hosts a Thursday's
painters group at the Island
Art Association, 18 N. .
Second St. For information
visit www.islandart.org or
call 261-7020.
Kathleen Maurer will
begin a Basic Acrylic
Painting workshop today
from 2-4:30 p.m. This class
includes instruction on the
use of acrylic paints, color
and composition. All levels.
Call 261-8276 for informa-
Cathedral arts
A Cathedral Arts Project
will be at St John's Episcopal
Church, 256-EastChurch St.,,
Jacksonville, Sept. 25.Nov,4,.
with a reception Sept. 25 at 5
p.m. with music by the
Edward Waters College
choir. Entry is free.
A "Monoprinting Using a
Gelatin Plate on Fabric
and/or Paper" class led by
Diane Hamburg will be held
Sept 30 from 9 a.m.-noon at
the Island Art Association,
18 N. Second St. Fee is $40.
Using the flexible gelatin
plate, the "student" will roll
out a thin coat of paint, add
anything flat, lay down the
fabric and smooth the fabric
down firmly. A few more
intriguing mark making
techniques will round out
the class. All supplies includ-
ed except for the
fabric/paper (paper can be
used) different paints
required but will be supplied
as well as fabric paints. Idea
for fabrics; pale colored nap-
kins, bandanas, old sheets or
linen. Bring an apron. Pre-
payment required. Email
or call 261-9229.
Paste Paper art
Instructor Eliza Holliday
will hold a one-day workshop
on paper surface decoration
including opportunities to try
paste paper, sumi ink,
graphite and charcoal pour.
Create papers to be used for
bookbinding projects, col-
lage, scrapbooking, crafts,
underpaintings or pieces of
art in themselves. The work-
shop is Oct.1 from 9 a.m.-4
p.m. at the Island Art
Association Education
Center, 18 N. Second St. Fee
is $65 and includes paper
and tools. Contact Holliday
at 556-2517 or 277-4834 or
email eliza@letterist.com.
Stories & Poems'
The Florida State College
at Jacksonville Betty P Cook
Art Gallery will host an
opening reception for the
"Stories and Poems" art
exhibit on Oct. 6 from 6:30-8

p.m. The reception and
exhibit are open to the pub-
lic. The gallery will feature
new photographic work by
Richard Olderman that
examines the presentation of
image and word together.
Olderman teaches for the
Center for Lifelong Learning
in Nassau County and will be
at the reception to discuss
his images.
The FSCJ Betty P Cook
Art Gallery is located in
Room B103, 76346 William
Burgess Blvd., Yulee. The

exhibit will continue through
Oct. 28. For information call
F4izabeth St. Hillaire
Nelson is back for the third
year for her "Painting with
Paper" workshop, sponsored
by the Amelia Island Artist
Workshop, Oct. 7-9 at Amelia
Hotel at the Beach. Visit
landartistsworkshop.com or
call 491-8040. Ken Austin's
workshop, "Make Your
Watercolors Come To Life -
And More!" will be held Oct
16-18 at Amelia Hotel at the
Bayou Bele
Join the Bayou Belle and
her critter friends from the
mind and world of Jose
Garcia the evenings of Oct.
7-8 at the Seventh Street
Gallery, 14 S. Seventh Street,
from 5-7 p.m. Meet Jose and
friends who are in town for
the Serengeti Wedding, and
other swimming friends of
Jose's from his Ladies Who
Live in My Pond, and
beyond. If you need direc-
tions, call 432-8330.
Absolute Fabrics and
Home, 1027 S. Eighth St.,
presents "Fusion," an art
show and unveiling featuring
Denise Murphy, fused glass
and mosiac artist, and Ann
Kemp, creative photogra-
pher, on Oct. 14 from 5-7
p.m. Their vision-to create a
unique body of work for
home or office represents a
dynamic synthesis of individ-
ual talent as well as a vision-
ary partnership of photo-'
graphic imaging and skilled
glasswork creations. Each
piece can stand alone or be
shown together as compli-
mentary d6cor. Also view the
paintings of Jacksonville
artist John Votel, whose -
expertise includes trompe
l'oeil.faux finishes, sculp-
tures and murals. Dress is
casual. For information call
Jured show
The Florida Museum for
Women Artists, 100 North
Woodland Blvd., Deland, is
hosting the SecondAnnual
Juried Exhibition until Oct.
,23. Included are two artists
from Fernandina Beach,
Candace Fasano and Ann
The exhibition features
52 women artists chosen by
judges prominent in the art
community. Works include
an array of materials and
styles including oil, acrylic
and watercolor paintings,
photography, clay and wood
sculptures and more.
For information visit
enartists.org or call (386)
Nature printing
A Nature Printing Using
Leaves and Feathers on
Fabric/Paper with Diane
Hamburg will be held Oct
31 from 9 a.m.-noon at the
Island Art Association, 18 N.
Second St. Fee is $40.
Create beauty using some
of what nature has to offer.
The artist will apply paint
using a soft brayer to the
plant specimens and feathers
and press the painted item
onto fabric or paper. Student
must bring: fabric (pale col-
ored fabric preferred),
washed and dried without
softener -T-shirts, old
sheets, napkins, bandanas;
assortment of papers if you
want to print on papers only;
and an apron. Students
might like to collect fresh
plant specimens (flatten in a
book). Optional: an old towel
and pillowcase will make a
great printing board. Pre-
payment required. Email
or call 261-9229.
Friends of the Fernandina
Beach Library is sponsoring
"Art in Glass: Stained Glass
Through the Ages," with
stained glass artist Kirk
Reber, as a complement to
the Library's One Book, One
Community series of events
on the book selection Clara
and Mr. Tiffany by Susan
Vreeland. The event will be

held Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Amelia Island Museum
of History, 233 S. Third St
and is free and open to the
public. Following Reber's
talk, books on stained glass
and the novel Clara and Mr.
Tiffany will be available for
For information on FOL
membership or events, email
il.com or visit www.nas-
saureads.com and click on
Friends of the Library.



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;f You Have Lost Your Pet please
heck the Nassau Humane Society
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.3 the airport (904)321-1647 & the
Nassau County Animal Shelter, 86078
-icense Rd. in Yulee next to the drivers
licensee building (904)491-7440.

104 Personals
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illegal to advertise any prefer-
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handicap, familial status or
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limitation or discrimination.
The News-Leader will not
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informed that all dwellings
advertised are available on an
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financing of housing, call the
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1107 Special Occasion
Looking for extraordinary talent for
benefit performance in January. Class-
-ical, contemporary, or musical theater.
Singers, actors, dancers, musicians.
Call Carey for more information.
(904)415-6266 .

201 Help Wanted
National companies need employees to
assemble products at home for pay.
No selling. $500 weekly potential. Info:
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experienced detail oriented Mechanic-
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Send resume: trilaneadmin@itds.net or
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359-1690. ANF
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201 Help Wanted !
FREIGHT UP = More $. 2 mos CDL
Class A driving exp. (877)258-8782,
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$5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS Frac Sand
Haulers w/complete bulk pneumatic
rigs only. Relocate to Texas for tons of
work. Fuel/Quick pay available. (800)
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Earn $$$ Helping MDs! Process
medical claims from home. Call the
Federal Trade Commission to find out
how to spot medical billing scams.
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Retail spaces available. Various sizes
for rent. For more info (904)556-1848.

204 Work Wanted
MALE CNA Compassionate-caregiver
available for FT & PT assignment. Exp.
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provide part-time TLC for senior or
child at reasonable rates. Excellent
references. Call (912)882-5617.

LAWN WORK, ETC. Reasonable
pricing. Call (904)491-4383.

Starting at $599. Call (904)237-7324
or (904)491-4383.

205 Live-In Help
Memory care skills a must.
Background check & references req.

206 Child Care
STAY AT HOME Wanting to keep
kids in my home during the day & after
school. Call (904)624-6556.

207 Business
CAFE'4 SALE" LSmall' easy to run
operation, owner will train & finance for
right buyer. Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal
Realty 904-261-2770.

301 Schools &
ALLIED HEALTH Career Training -
Attend college 100% online. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV
certified. www.CenturaOnline.com or
call (800)481-9409. ANF

home. Medical, business, paralegal,
accounting, criminal justice. Job place-
ment assistance. Computer available.
Financial aid if qualified. Call (888)203-
3179, www.CenturaOnline.com. ANF

301 Schools &
high paying Aviation Maintenance
Career. FAA approved program.
Financial aid if qualified Housing
available. Call Aviation Institute of
Maintenance (866)314-3769. ANF

305 Tutoring
NYS TEACHER will tutor Pre-Alge-
bra, Algebra I, GED & ASVAB. I have a
proven record of success & excellent
ref's. $30/hr. Anne (904)491-0313.
TUTORING Many options available.
Flexible schedule. Exp'd home-school
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I 404 Money To Loan
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501 Equipment
SAWMILLS from only $3997. Make
Money & Save Money w/your own band
mill. Cut lumber any dimension. In
stock, ready to ship. Free info & DVQ.
(800)578-1363 ext. 300N. ANF

503 Pets/Supplies
FREE TO GOOD HOME 2 indoor cats
(owner illness). 1 male Russian blue &
1 male orange tabby. Both neutered,
declawed & have ID chips. They love.
kids & other animals. Call 321-0553.

601 Garage Sales
GARAGE SALE Antique furniture,
antique glass, household' items, & lots
more. Sat. 9/24, 8am-? 85112 Phillips
Rd., Yulee (Wilson Neck area).
Sat 9/24, 8am-12noon. BABY ITEMS
FOR SALE: clothes, cribs, jumpers, car
seats, strollers, more; all In great
condition. 96328 Ridgewood Cir.,
across from North Hampton entrance.
YARD SALE Sat. 9/24, 8am-2pm.
227 Lighthouse Circle.
Furniture, children's bedding, toys,
Mary Kay products, exercise equip-
ment, clothing, baby Items, lots of
miscellaneous. Sat. 9/24, 8am 12pm.
33329 Sunny Park Circle. (Flora Parke)
150 IBIS CT. Ocean Ridge, off
Simmons Rd. Sat. 9/24, 8am-lpm.
Books, games, jewelry, purses,
pictures, & more.

I 01 Garage Sales
Palm Tree Dr., Yulee, Florida 32097.
SATURDAY, 9/24, 8am. Men & women
clothing...Men DICKIES apparel (38-40
pants XL 2X shirts), men & women
shoes, big furniture items (dining set,
china cabinet, buffet, etc.), & MORE!!!
Questions: (904)554-7412

9am-2pm. Housewares, books, large
mirror, furniture. 709 South 8th St.

FINAL SALE Best offer. 6' bookcase
white hickory, white sofa, Drexel wing
back chairs, (2) Ig.- armoires/ent unit,
wicker, dep. glass (29 pcs.), 9'
Christmas tree, Chippendale sofa, &
more. Plantation Pt., Mission San
Carlos. Sat., 8am-2pm.

DEALER DAY Sept. 26, Mon., 9am-
6pm. 10 50% off furniture, artwork,
wide array of smalls, LP's, Halloween.
Trailer Park Collectibles and Eileen's Art
& Antiques. 702 Centre St. (904)277-
2717 or (904)491-4461

GARAGE SALE 403 Tarpon Ave.
Sat. 9/24, 8am-lpm. Furniture,
bedding, antiques, kitchen supplies,
accessories, clothing, etc. BAR-

YARD SALE Sat. 9/24, 7am-2pm.
Lots of household items, wet suits,
helmets, heater, pressure washer,
misc. 1516 Coventry Ln., Lakewood

- Retail spaces available. Various sizes
for rent. For more info (904)556-1848.

1602 Articles for Sale
FOR SALE Old 9 HP Honda engine Go
Cart, needs paint & carb. work,
$100/OBO. Large tan couch, small
tear, needs cleaning, $50. 357-4181.

TREADMILL Deluxe, like new, $125.
Calf (904)206-2369.!

S 6Q3 Miscellaneous
for shrimping, or nets without tape.
Call (800)473-5971. (Hilliard)

609 Appliances
Used once. $400. Call (904)624-7361
or (912)614-1504.

YARD/MOVING SALE 96208 Sea 60 Air Conditinr
Winds Dr. Sat. 9/24, 7:30am-lpm. 610 naiti ner
Dining table & miscellaneous items. / Heating

9am-5pm and Sat. 9/24, 9am-3pm.
Rain cancels. 85034 Admiral Ave.,
Nassauville. If you need directions,
please call 583-0509.

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.

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S701 Boats & Trailers
2005 ANGLER 22' Center Console -
$20,000. 225 Mercury outboard with
trailer, all safety equip., down riggers,
GPS, stereo, new bottom paint. Call for
more info (904)261-5125.

704 Recreation Vehicles
3010, trans 4X4; 2-seater, windshield.
140 hours on engine. Selling due to
illness. $7,000/OBO. (904)845-4844

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

$250,000. For more details call (478)

804 Amelia Island HomesI
Island to St. Augustine. Contact Lexie
England, Realtor at Keller Williams
Realty Atlantic Partners @ (904)885-
2446. Visit: lexieengland.kwrealty.com

I 805 Beaches
2BR/2BA VILLA Top floor & end
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I808 Off Island/Yulee
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809 Lots
on marsh, access to Creek & ICW. Live
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YULEE 86204 Hayley P. 494 Ervin St Gropporunity on 535 Oeat opportunity on 535 Ocean Ave. Duplex on
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3200 S. Fletcher Ave C-2 (Ocean Dunes) 1167 af- 2BR/2BA Fully fur- patio/deck, community pool and 2-car garage. Available Now $1100
nished condo overlooking the ocean. Fireplacein living room. Gatedcondo 97056 Carpenter Ridge Court (Arnold Ridge Subdivision) 2582
community with pool. Rent includeswater,sewer,and garbagefees. $1395 s.f. 4BR/3BA Three Master Baths, dining in living/great room,
*1542 Lisa Avenue (The Park Subdivision) 884sf 2BR/2BA Fully closet pantry, carpet and ceramic tile, mini blinds, wooden fenced-in
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403 Tarpon Avenue #322 & 423(Ocean Park Condominiums) 1432 pantry, remodeled with vaulted ceilings, carpet and ceramic tile,
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included Home also on Sales Market. $1500 Associaitiion fees are included in rent. $1795
* 403 Tarpon Avenue, Unit #403 (Ocean Park Condominiums) 1665
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trash compactor, closet pantry, carpet and ceramic tile Community pool, 1582 Park Lane (Amelia Park) 400 s.f. 1BRIBA Cute studio
patio/deck'balcony, elevator, storage closet, barbecue grils in common area. apartiiiclt with efficiency kitchen. Tile floors in kitchen andbathroom.
1-car garage Washer/Dryer, pest control, water, sewer & trash and Recentdv painted and new carpet Lawn care included. $675
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;and playground. Washer/Dryer, lawn care, pest control & Association 2332B First Avenue 1315sf 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse duplex one
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ing/great room/faiifily room, breakfast room, ceramic tile, mini and metal 2705 Dolphin Avenue, Unit #2A (Ocean View Villas) 2535sf-
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* 2112 Natures Gate Court (Natures Gate Subdivision) 3BR/2BA Home sinks, carpet & ceramic tile, wood-burning stove and gas fireplace, cov-
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ly room, carpet and vinyl tile, drapes, washer/dryer included. 2 car Atlantic Ave a(t 14th- 1,600sf office $1,300/mo
griage. $1695 502 Centre St (Maxcwell Bldg) individual offices
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quiet neighborhood setting. All major
appliances furnished including an inside
private laundry. Located close enough
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Must be seen to be appreciated. Call
753-2444 for an appointment.
area. $875/mo. + utilities. Condo -
2BR, $800/mo. Call (847)86.7-3163 or
email ghr56@aol.com

857 Condos-Furnished
CAPE SOUND Gated community, 3
bedroom furnished townhomes from
$2000/mo, seasonally and long term.
Call Darlington Realty (904)261-8030.

1858 Condos-Unfurnished
FOREST RIDGE 3BR/2BA 1st floor
flat. W/D, fridge included. New tile
flooring & carpet. $975/mo. + $975
dep. Non-smoking unit. (904)261-2233
CAPE SOUND Gated community, 3
bedroom townhomes from $1500-
$1700. Available now. Call Darlington
Realty (904)261-8030.
2BR/1BA plus 1-car, garage, ocean
view, lower level unit. New kitchen and
BR vanity. Fresh paint and tile
throughout. $900/mo. (904)277-9768
Paradise. 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos in
gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis &
more! Live the Amelia Lakes Jife.
Starting at just $749/mo! Call Tammy
for 8ur fall special at (904) 415-6969
for a showing, www.amelialakes.com
2BR/1.SBA CONDO 1.5 blacks from
beach. Completely renovated! Ameni-
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860 Homes-Unfurnished 861 Vacation Rentals I 864 Commercial/Retaill

2BR/2BA 2636 1st Ave. Newly
remodeled. 1 block to beach! $900/mo.
+ utilities. Call (904)624-0070.

2000sf, 3BR/1BA, large garage, large
deck. $1000/mo. + deposit. Call (904)

4/3 w/OFFICE 2-car garage, incl.
W/D. Large screen porch, view of lake.
Pets ok. No lawn. Avail 10/1. $1450.
Call (904)432-7050 or 583-7923.

nice, tile throughout, lots of decks.
$1150/mo. Amelia Coastal Realty,

3BR/2BA w/pool, fenced yard in
Hickory Village. Very nice. $1400/mo.
Amelia Coastal Realty 556-9140.

4BR/2BA Ocean Reach subdivision.
Approx. 2000 sq. ft., 2-car garage.
Pets negotiable. $1400/mo. + deposit.
Call (904)677-0248.

beach in quiet cul-de-sac. Large 2 car
garage w/storage. All modern applianc-
es, breakfast area, Pergo wood floors,
fireplace, large deck & BBQ area,
fenced private lot. $1685/mo. (lawn
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BEAUTIFUL 3/2 Chester Rd. Totally
remodeled on 1+ acres. Includes all
apple's. $995/mo. + dep. (904)491-
6008 or (904)910-5913.

2BR/1BA CH&A, big fenced yard.
86070 Florida Ave., Yulee, FL.
$875/mo. + deposit. Call Willie at

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

Call (904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

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.
600-1500sf 2382 Sadler Rd. behind
Amelia Insurance. (904)557-5644

Offices, suites, studio space.
Includes janitor, utilities, secure Wi-F1
network, parking. Starting @ $150/mo.
Current tenancy includes non-profit,
social services, education & training.
1303 Jasmine St. (904)583-0058

1864 Commercial/Retail
1557 SOUTH 8TH ST. $700. 850
sq. ft. Available 9/1/11.. Call David
753-2081 or 261-3077.

1559 SOUTH 8TH ST. $700. 600
sq. ft. Available 8/1/11. Call David
753-2081 or 261-3077.

3000 SF RETAIL on Centre St.
Charming interior. Upstairs apt incl In
rent at $16.50 psf. Call Phil at Amelia
Coastal Realty 904-556-9140

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included! Pers ok. On Island. $1,800/mo. separate from main living area., Huge master with bump out
5059 Summer Beach Blvd. 3BR/2BA patio home with pool and separate tub/shower. Galley style kitchen with breakfast
located in gated Summer Beach.- Offered furnished or unfurnished area. Fully fenced backyard with oversized covered patio. Pets
with with two master suites. Pets allowed. On Island. $1,650/mo,. ok. Off island. $1,250/mo.
3409 Sea Marsh Road 1710 sf. .'tB'. m iA idir,. Bend condo 86116 Caesars Ave. 1274 sq ft, 3BR/2BA house in newly
on gated Omni Amela Island Plantation. Marsh views from many builr subdivision. Well appointed kitchen with eating area.
rooms. Fireplace in living room. Great deck'and balcony areas. Pets Nice size master with 2 closets. 2 car garage and irrigation
6k, On Island. $1,600/mo. system. Large family room open to kitchen. Pets, ok. Off
95392 Sonoma Drive 2641 sf 4BR/2.5BA two story home In il aend. $ I,150/mo.
i'r ,si. ',r,.J i,,,,,,, Igrsr a i,,l r d 96186 Stoney Creek Pkwy- 1373sqft,3BR2BA condo in
backyard. Upgraded kitchen with plenty of cabinet space opens o the Stoney Creek community. Upstairs unit with a one car
big family room. Master suite upstairs. Well landscaped with tgr e, .uri [ i a
ir,,tgit.r, ..ce-,n PRu .:. l I lI.,d. $1,575/mo. garage. FULLY Ft'N1lm F Vaulted ceiling in family
2607 Portside Drive 2116 sf. 4BR/3BA home located in Ocean room Large upgraded kitchen with center land, coria
Cay. Wood floors throughout and fireplace in Living Room! countertops and breakfast a:, :wi .ic ie i. .ifmpcj-t cub
Screened in Lanai. Pa;.:. .:l.:,,il...i, ..nd. Washer & Dyer and shower. Private screen p,,rh ,.ve.ic.,ukg ,,,.IJ: mall
included. Pets allowed. O(, ir;.r..l is9rr.. pers ok at owner discretion. Off island. $1,150/mo.
96436 Marsh Hen Lane-- I t .,P. K2 ;ibt .... i...n r,.g un 631 Tarpon Ave #6400 1053 sf. 2BR/1BA fully furnished
a huge 1.5 acre lot just el [ibir. .ll ,:d 'P .-..: .:... rhi, gl...r town home l....it 1 i ih Ft... ind l -i os -c., l oniin.,i,,' Ill
Fenced yard and private setting. Pet ok. Off Island. $1,400/mo. utilities included. Located just two short blocks from the
96086 Sea Winds Drive 2155 sf. iR '2-R I.iglr R h\,.ghb brick beach. Pers ok. On Island. $1,075/mo.
home located in the Sea Winds community. Open living with a split 31010 Paradise Commons #412 1143 f 21. I P.A ground
floor plan diars great for entertaining! Open kitchen within Formica floor unit in Amelia Lakes. Large bedrooms with ceiling fans.
counter tops and a casual dining bar overlooking the family room. Kitchen overlooking living room.'Screen porch with storage.
Large master suite with trey ceiling, double windows and tiles Close to pool and' workout center. Pets ok. Off Island.
master bath. No pets. On Island. $1,350/mo. $900/mo.

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FRIDAY\ SEPTEMBER 23.2011 News-Leader






International buye's
in town next week
and ready to stimulate

By David Morgan

If you have a jewelry box wiith bing from
an old fling or a coffee can full of old
coins, you may want to haul it down to
the Hampton Inn Amelia Island next
week. "The gold and silver markets have
not been this strong for over 30 years"
said Dennis Kouts Ohio Valley Refinery
spokesperson. Typically when the U.S.
dollar is weak.and the economy is flat,
gold and silver markets soar. "That's
good news if you are sitting on a few
gold necklaces or an old class ring" says
Starting next Tuesday at 9am and
through Saturday, the Ohio Valley
Refinery is setting .up a satellite refinery
right here 'in Fernandina Beach at
the Hampton Inn Amelia Island.
During their 5 day stay, anyone can
bring gold silver, pre-1970 coins and
turn-them into'cash on the spot-explains
Dennis Kouts. "Just about everybody
has some amount of gold or sil'.er just
lying around collecting dust and next

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Above: Refinery representatives will be on hand starting next Tuesday through Saturday to
purchase all gold, silver, pre-1970 coins and platinum items. Public welcome!

week anybody can sell theirs direct to
our refinery. Typically selling direct to a
refinery, is reserved for larger wholesale
customers like je,..'elrv stores,, pawn
h.:.op and laboraiories so', sKouts. "We
are chronrgqin ..-. business is done," he
explains "we waht to do business with
everybody so we took our business-to
the streets".' "Our teams visit various
cities around the country .hosting 5 day
events and oll.:..-. .r.n the general public
to take advantage of 'our services. "The
turnout has been o..,.ei helminging" says
Kouts. "Usually each da:, is busier than
the previous day. It seems once people
come to us and sell something, ihe, are
so amazed what an old ring or gold coin
is worth, they go home and start digging
around for more and telling relatives,
friends and neighbors. It's like a feeding
frenzy by the third day. People line up
with everything from gold je'.'.'elry to
sterling silver :lai'.-are sets to old coins. I
think during this bad economy everybody
can use extra money, but most people
say they are taking advantage of selling
direct to our refinery because of the
higher prices we pay".

During this special event, on\one is
welcome to bring all types of gold, sla.er
and platinum to the refinery and turn it
in for instant poynert The types of items
they will accept include all gold jewelry,
gold coins, gold ounces, dental gold. old
coirn made before 1970 including siker
dollars, halves, quarters and dimes,
anything marked "sterlinrc including
flatware sets, tea pots silver bars, silver
ounces and all industrial precious rneta.
What should you expect if you
90 to the event to sell your gold and/
or silver? Just gather up all gold sl-'er
and platinum in any form. If you are
hot sure if it's gold or silver bring it in
and they will test it for free. When you
arrive at the event you .vill be asked to
fill out a simple registration card and
will be issued a number. Seating will be
available. .When your number is called
you will be escorted to a table where
your items will be examined, tested and
sorted. This onl, takes a few minutes
using their expertise and specialized
equipment. Items will be counted and/
or weighed The value of the items
will be determined based on up to the

minute market prices. Live feeds will be
available at the event displaying current
market prices of all precious metals. If
you choose to seJl your items, they will
be bagged and tagged and you will be
escorted to the cashier to' collect your
payment. Waiting time to sell your items
may range from just a few -ninute., to 1
hour, so bring something to read. If you
are the owner of a jewelry store, pown
shop, dentist office or a dealer you are
encouraged to call ahead to. make an
appoinirrrenr with the smelt master to
discuss their .special dealer programs.
They can be reached during Pefinery
hours at (217) 787-7767.
Ohio Valley Refinery will open for
business next Tuesday from ?am-6pm.
The event continues every day through
next Saturday. No oppirntmerit is
needed for the general public.

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COINS: All coins made before
1970 silver and gold coins,
dollars,-halves, quarters, dimes,
nickels and pennies. All conditions
.Fender, National, Rckeribacker,
Gretsch, Mandolins, Banjos and all
other musical instruments.
Tiffany, Hublot, Omega, Chopaid,
Cartier, Philippe. Waltham,
Swatch,' Elgin, Bunn Special.
Railroad, Ebel, Illinois, Hamilton &'
all, others .

JEWELRY: Gold. silver, platinum,
diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all
types of stones and metals, rings.
bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including
all costume jewelry)
WAR MEMORABILIA: Revolutionary
War, Civil War, WWI, WWil, etc:
swords, badges, clothes, photos,
medals, knives, gear, letters.
Local records reveal to our research
department.that recent vintage guitar
sold for $2400.00 and another for
$1 2,000 00 to a collector that will
be tied into the event this week via
live database feed.

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