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with JEA
Ten years into a 30-year agreement
with JEA to supply county residents
with water and sewer infrastructure,
'the Nassau County Commission is hav-
ing second thoughts.
At the suggestion of Planning &
Zoning Board members Wednesday,
the'board voted 4-0 to direct staff to
explore alternatives to continuing its
partnership with the utility provider.-
specifically, sending out an inquiry,
examining JEA's finances and grading
the company's performance.
Commissioner Danny Leeper left the.
meeting early and did not vote.
The primary options, County,
Manager Ted Selby told commission-
ers, would be the county buying out, or
finding another utility provider to pur-
chase, JEA's stake.
"Apparently JEA is not in a position
to expend any additional funding at
this time to expand their boundaries,"
he said.
The discussion comes at an oppor-
tune time: The first "true-up" or review
of the parties' agreement is tentative-
ly scheduled for January, said Selby.
,Coufnty Attorney David Hallman
said members of the Impact Fee and
.Cog.rPrency Task Force suggested
canvassing the'marketplace for poten-
tial buyers, in part'
because of the
appropriateat" timing
granted by the
ofJEA appeared last
year at the local plan-
ning agency earlier
Hallmair in the year and one
of the things she said
that really stuck in
everyone's mind was that for every
-dollar of assets that JEA owns, they
have 95 cents of debt," he said. "And
that left the local planning agency with
a sense that JEA's ability to respond to
your efforts to plan and direct growth
were going to every limited since, in
effect, they didn't have any money to
...any assets on which to leverage addi-
tiohnal capital expansion."
Tom Ford, chair of the Planning &
Zoning Board and a member of the
task force, said JEA has no intention of
spending any money "whatsoever" in
Nassau County.
At the utility provider's original
presentation to county officials 10 years
ago, he recalled, JEA representatives
said they had invested $90 million in
Clay County and more than $200 mil-
lion in St. Johns County. Ford said the
representatives indicated at the time
that they would develop Nassau
County in a similar manner.
"Now that never made it into the
contract because we never knew exact-
ly what we needed to do," he said. "But
there was some mention of a ti-unk
line between Yulee and Callahan in
between Callahan and the Braddock
Road sewer plant that JEA put in."
None of that development ever
materialized, said Ford.
"As to whether or not JEA's got any
money or not, I think they are 95 per-
cent leveraged, but they probably have
several billion dollars in assets," he
said. "But I know that, since they said
they didn't have any money, they spent
$41 million running a pipeline under
the St. Johns River downtown. ... So
the fact that they say they don't have
any money, I'm not sure about that. I
know for a. fact they don't have any
money for Nassau County."
Ford said when he asked about
developing infrastructure in the coun-
ty's industrial park, specifically the
1,800-plus acre site known as the
Crawford Diamond, the JEA repre-
sentative had no idea where Crawford
was or to what site he was referring.
JEA Continued on 3A


Charlie Corbett, above left, is sworn in as a new city commissioner
Tuesday at City Hall. He takes the seat of former mayor Susan
Steger. Sarah Pelican, above right, is'sworn in as city commission-
er by City Clerk Mary Mercer. She succeeds former commissioner
Eric Childers. New Mayor Arlene Filkoff, below, takes the 'oath
after being chosen unanimously by city commissioners. Jeffrey
Bunch is the new vice mayor.



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"..Tui. -d:, ..I -II -., rescind ade.i s
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u pl rj>,>_t in'l u;.i .m': I I 'i' nl C I iv LH'l I,., a',;;l
firm MtcCriaiii. I, Associates.
They id (o ;fIlter another firm filed
a formal pi,,i.st complaining that
MCianik- & A-s,,ciates was chosen
solely b,.cwri.' 1 .1,as a local business.
A Iltitei fr,,m ilui firm's attorneys also
alleg._-d iuh:i ML Cranie violated bid
The, ci1y -i-ii, iut a request for pro-
p, sals i ri S ptvim iberr for an engineering
hi mi% ...i.*' :r;, the first phase of the
For '..aid Fetiriandina strategic plan.
McCranie & As1,,ciates was chosen
as h_. tn lp- arinkd firm during a Dec. 6
c(mrndiss,.i mreting after fourifirms
rnnide pr.-:entalli.risto commissioners.
MRcC aic,: AAsociates had earlier
pinisti-d that iithe city had allowed
ol her bidliiig it cmi to exceed the num-'
bci i) pa,:s al... 'd in bid proposals.
City c, ,rmi inssiii''ic i denied McCranie's
bid prolh.I duiiing a hearing, and


You know Christmas is getting close when one of Santa's helpers comes through the local neighbor-
hood with lights flashing and sirens blaring. The Nassauville Volunteer Fire Department was making
its yearly visit handing out bags of candy and fresh fruit to young and old alike.

agreed to allow all four qualifying firms
to make presentations beforethem at
the meeting Dec. 6.
On.. i th.1rhse four firms, Hill
inhic rnaiali.n ,l., Oled aformalbid protest
.-Dec. 12-with City- M.RL, .,. Michael
Czymbor, saying commissioners chose
McCranie & Associates merely
because of its location in Fernandina
Beach. Commissioners made a unan-
imous decision, with no discussion, to
choose McCranie & Associates, the
only local firm of the four.
Hill International is headquartered
in New Jersey with an office in
Jacksonville. Its attorneys Cohen,
Seglas, Pallas, Greenhall & Furman,
stated in the letter to Czymbor that
Hill's final score in the request for pro-
posal evaluation was 78.8, while
McCranie's was 63.4.
"McCranie was chosen solely on
the basis of its.physical location," the
letter states, "a factor specifically
excluded from evaluation of the RFP."
The letter also states McCranie &
Associates violated the RFP by con-
tacting the city's Community
CITY Continued on 3A

Secret Santas

pay layaway

at Kmart
It started Dec. 6 in Plainfield, Mich.,
when someone asked if there were any
delinquent accounts with children's
clothing at the local Kmart. The Secret
Santa paid off the balance and the local
paper wrote about it.
"Other people saw this and it just
took off and now it's happening in
Kmarts all across the country in almost
all '50 states," said Channelle
Armstrong, director of public relations
for Sears Holdings Mgt. Corp. in
Chicago,'which owns Kmart.
More than one anonymous donor
has paid layaway balances at the store
on Amelia Island.
'They've been doing it all week,"
said assistant manager Mike Volpitta of
the Fernandina Beach Kmart. "It's
been more than one person, too."
Nice to know there's goodwill to
men (and women and especially chil-
dren) alive and well on Amelia Island.
She's the holiday lady, 14A

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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 23.2011 NEWS News-Leader


Dorothy Crawford
Dorothy "Dot" Crawford, 73
of Yulee passed away Tuesday
December 20, 2011 at Baptist
Medical Center in Fernandina
Beach. Mrs. Crawford was born
January 20, 1938 in Ocala, FL
and moved to Yulee, FL in 1956
S'from Blackshear, GA.
She was of the Baptist Faith
and was':a devoted wife and
mother. She .enjoyed crafts.
drawing, painting, and quilting.
She loved family gatherings and
spending time with her grand.
children. Mrs. Crawford also
enjoyed .cooking and working
in her yard with flowers.
S She was predeceased by her
father, James Cody Burkhalter,
and a: brother, Robert
.-, Survivors.include' her hus-
: band; Alvin Crawford, of Yulee.
Theywould have been married
56 years on December23. Also
surviving are two sdns, Jimmy
Crawford (Bonnie)'ofYulee and
Steve Crawford (Debbie) of
Fernandina Beach; her moth-
er, Ora Lee Burkhalter of
Patterson, GA, a sister, Kathy
Blair of Patterson, GA: a grand-
daughter.' Stelphanie Adams
(Clayton). a' step grandson,
Robert Price; one gi eat-grand-
daughter, Sydney Adams; and
S numerous nieces, nephews and
Sg eat-nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
at 2:00 p.m. today, Friday.
December 23. in the Stephens
Chapel at Green Pine Funeral
Home with Pastor Rick Lee ofi-
ciating. Interment will follow in
Green Pine Cemetery. The fam-.
ily will receive friends today
fromrn 12 noon until the time of
For more in formation and to
sign Mrs, Crawforl's online reg-
ister book please visit the'Green
Pine website at www.green-
* pinefuneral,com.. /
Green PAne Funeral Home,

Sheryl Dech
Mrs. Sheryl "Sherry" Dech,
age 36,. of Yulee, was called
home to be with her heavenly
father early in the morning on
'Tuesday, December 20, 2011
.- from-Baptist Medical Center -
'Born in Jacksonville. she
was the daughter of James
SSmith andf
Rhoda Becker
Smith Goddwihii
Sheryl was a
graduate of
Beach High,
School, Class of
1993. Sihce 2003. she has fought
cancer and was a "Survivor"'
-.-, until her body succumbed tq
the disease's continue
onslaught. Since her diagnosis,
Sshe has been a Breast Cancer
advocate. Mrs. Dech loved and
was devoted to her church, her
family and friends, loved spend-
ing time on the beach watching
the dolphins and was an avid
Jacksonville Jaguar fan.
She leaves behind, her hus-
band, Jon Dech, her daughter,

Shelby Lynn Dech, her son,
Hunter Whitley, all of Yulee, FL,
, her father, James Smith,
, Jacksonville, FL, her mother,
t Rhoda Becker Goodwin, Yulee,
a FL and a brother, Seth Parker,
Perry, FL
Funeral services'will be at'
11:00 am today from the
Journey Church with Reverend'
Darryl Bellar, officiating.
Mrs. Dech will be laid to rest
, in the family plot in Statenville
Cemetery, Statenville, GA.
Friends may call today from
10:00 am until the hour of serv-
ice at the church, .
"In'lieu of flowers, donations
in her memory may be made
to .the Journey Church,- 869
Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach,
Please share her life story
at www.,xleyheard.com.

Cecil H. Drury
Mr. Cecil H. Drury, age 81,
,of Fernandina Beach, passed
away on Tuesday evening,
December 20, 2011 at his resi-
Borthin Jacksonville, FL, he
was the son of the late Clara
Addison Drury. Mr. Dfurywas
a lifelong residentof Fernandina,
',and a graduate of Fernandina
High School,
V Class of 1949..
He served state-
side in the
United States,
Army during
the Korean
Conflict. Upon
returning to Fernandina. he
began a long career at ITT
Rayonier, working primarily in
the Power Plant as well as serv-
ing as the Shop Steward for the
IBEW local In 1992, after 42
.years he retired. .
NMr. Drury had served .on
-the- Mosquito Control
Commission, was a Volunteer
Police- Officer for the City of
Fernandina, was Past,
Worshipful Master of Amelia
Lodge No 47 .&AM, theYork
Rite Bodies and the Morocco,
Shrine Temple. In his, spare
time, he pursued, enjoyed and.
earned the designation as A
'Master Gardner, which is exhib-
ited by his citrus trees. Mr..
Drury also was an aid hunter,
and fisherman. "
In addition to his mother, he
is. preceded in death by his,
mater ial'grandparents, Robert
"B6b"-' Dr',ri-y and Lougenia'
Teston Drui-y and a daughter, :
Lougenia Cecile Drury.
S Mr. Drury leaves behind, a
,daughter, Darlene Drury,
Decatur, GA, a- step son,
Michael King, Fernandina
Beach, FL, a step daughter,
Sandra Soloman, Ytlee, FL., a'
step granddaughter, Amanda
Reeder of Yulee, FL., a step
great granddaughter Hailey
Reeder and a cousin Kenneth
Drury, of Fernandina Beach.
Funeral services will be at
1:00 pm on Tuesday, December
27,2011 in the Burgess Chapel
of OxleyHeard Funeral Home.
Mr. Drury will be laid to rest


S -Sheriff H.J. Youngblood called for caution dur-
5 'ing the holidayseason, borh at home and on the
ARS road. -
YEARS road. December21, 1961

5 The Barnabas Center, a crisis center to help
2 people in need, opened on Calhounr Street, adja-'
YEARS cent to St. Michael's Catholic Church.
5 "December18, 1986

An ordinance on who the city clerk should
1U answer to the Fernandina Beach commission or
YEARS city manager died on final reading by a 3-2 vote.
_YER December 21, 2001

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in Bosque Bello Cemetery with
Military and Masonic Honors.
Friends may call on Monday
from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funer-
al home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Community' Hospice of
Northeast Florida, 4266
Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville,
FL 32257 or to the Shriners
Hospitals for Children, 290.0
Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL
Please share his life story at
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Lawrence Allen
Lawrence Allen Forehand,
age.68, a resident of Interlachen,
Fla, and formerly of Fernandina
SBeach, passed away on Ogtober
18,2011., : .
Mr. Forehand was retired
U.S. Navy and loved to travel.
He is survived by his wife,
Wanda Forehand, two sisters,
George Ann Meldahl and
Darlene Lorentzenr, two sons,
Kelly and Darrin Forehand,.
three step children, Carlos
Hubbard and Lee and Caliesha
Wingfield, two nieces and a,
nephew, Marlow. George Ann
and Michael of Minnesota, eight
grandchildren and five step
grandchildren. ,
A celebration of his life will.
be held. on Wednesday,
December 28, 2011 at sunset at
the Cook docks on North First
Street, Fernandina Beach
Donations in his memory
may be made to Wanda.
Forehand. 452 Lakeshore Drive.
Interlachen. FL 32158.

'Mrs. Maurinee Ruth
McCullah, age 91, of Fernan-'
dina Beach, passed away on
Tuesday morning, December
20,2011 atthe Morris Center at,
Shands Pavilion in JacksonvllUp,
Born in Greensburg,
Kanas, she was the daughter of
the late Walter H and Mable
Erb Ruth.
Raised as -a
young girl in
E l she worked with
her father dur-'
ing wheat har-
,est time, in the
'grain elevators that he mpn'."
aged, and began a lifelong love
of music as she began playing'
the piaho for her church at the
ageof .eleven. She was the
Valedictorian of the Senior Class
of Greenisburg High School.
Class of 193S. during which
time she substitute taught
English. .,, ,
After high school she attend-
ed Wichita Business College.
.She later worked -as .an..
Accountant for Tucker Chev-
rolet-Cadillac in Greenshiurg
before joining. .Griffith
Oldsmobile and Bunker
Volkswagen in Kansas City, then
Valhalla Memorial Gardens in
St Louis. MO Mrs. McCullah
served as church Secretary at
the Ridgecrest Baptist Church

in St. Charles, MO. and then
Liberty Baptist Church in St.
Charles, MO. Ten years ago, at
the age of 81, she finally retired
froth the work world.
In retirement, Maurine R.
McCullah authored the histori-
cal novel, Oaklayne, A Civil War
Saga, published in May of 2009.
It is available for purchase
online or in bookstores as well
as irr e-book form for Kindle at
Since the age of 8 when she
went forward in. a town revival
meeting, Maurine spent most
,of her lifetime thinking she was
a Christian, but only recently
realized she had been depend-
ing on her own righteousness
rather than the righteousness of
'Christ all those years. In August
of 2011 at the age of 91, she sur-
rendered, her life to Jesus Christ
and began to finally rest in Him.
Her lifelong struggle to be wor-
thy of God's approval was final-
ly over and replaced with His
grace :!and. peace. She .died
assured of an eternity in the
presenceof her Loid Jesus, not.
because .f anything she had
accomplished, but because of
what He accomplished on her
behalf.. .
She was a remarkable lady
and will be greatly missed by
her family, and friends.
Mrs. McCullah leaves
behind, two .sons and; their
wives; Terry and Susan Parnell
of O'Fallon, M1O,Mike and
Wendy Parnell of Fernandina
Beach, FL, five grandchildren;
:thirteen' great-grandchiildren
and three 'great-great-grand-'
children. ...
,Funeral services will be at
2:00 pm on. Wednesday.
December 28, 2011 from the "
Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard
Funeral Home with the
Reverend Neil Helton, officiat-
Friends' may call on
Wednesday, at the fuiieral home
from 1:00 pm until the hour of'
service. .. '
Mrs. McCullah will be
entombed at Valhalla Memorial
Gardens. St Louis, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial'
contributions may be made to
'the Amelia Baptist Church,
961167 Buccaneer Trail,
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.
". Pleaseshare her life story
at www.oxleyheard.com. `
Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors

Elizabeth SequeiraZnU
Miss Elizabeth. "4z' "Lisa"
Sequeira; age 18 of Fernandina
Beach, passed away at Shands
:Hospital in Gainesville, FL after
'a lifelong battle, with Cystic
Born in Norwalk, CT,.she Is
the daughter of Emilio Alfredo ,
Sequeira and Karla Vanessa "
Castillo Sequeira. Elizabeth was.
r'__ a former .stu-
dent ,, at
Fernan dina
Beach Middle
,School and was
Z, l presently a
Senior at Fern-
andina Beach
High School She loved the chal-
lenge of jigsaw puzzles, spend-
ing time composing songs and

' drawing.
She leaves behind her par-
ents, a brother, Christopher
Sequeira, a sister, Alexandria
Sequeira, all of Fernandina
Beach, FL,.her maternal grand-
parents, Leonidas and Sylvia
Castillo, -Norwalk, CT, her
maternal great-grandmotheir,
Blanca Sequeira, Norwalk, CT,
an aunt, Janett Ambrosequio,
Stanford, CT, an uncle, Ronald
Machado, Norwalk, CT and a
cousin, Santos Enrique Duarte
of Norwalk, CT.
Friends may call on
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Oxley-
Heard Funeral Home.
Period of and opportunity.
for sharing your memories will
take place at 6:00 .pm in the
Burgess Chapel ofthe funeral
home. She will be laid;to rest at
La Flora Mission.
Please share her life story
at wwwoxleyheard.com.
Oxley Heard Funeral Directors,

Marlene R. Wiles
Marlene 'R. Wiles, 79, of:.
Fernandina Beach, Fla. passed..
away Tuesday evening.,
December 20, 2011 -at.
Baptist/Nassau Medical Center. ;
She was born Dec. 13,1932
in Zanesville, Ohio, to the -late
Robert W. and
Alice Marie.
Robe. She grew
up in Zahesville.
and graduated
'from .South
Zanesville High
School She
enrolled in Ohio Liniversiry at
Athens, Ohio and late worked
as'a legal secretary She mai-*
fied Dwight E Wiles in 1952.
and moved with her husband
to Nav bases all over [heworld..
Upon his retirement in 1981
they made their home in
Fernandina Beach, Fla. ,
She worked as an adminis-
trative assistant At Kings Bay
Submarine Base, retiring in
2001. She and her husband
enjoyed travelling and she was.
active in community and civic
affairs. .
She leaves behind her hus-
band of 59. years, Dwight E.
Wiles, her sons, P. Bruce Wiles,
Brunswick. Ga.; Barton D.
Wiles. Feinandina Beach Brady
A Wiles (Reginal, Satsuma. Fla;
her sisters Sandra E. ,Robe,
Zane.ville,.0Qlio and CaroLE.
Frame (iri \,), lun- Rk.ck, Ohio.
and 'one. Granddaughter,"'
Nikcole Wiles. .
She was laid to rest at La
Flora Mission Her life willbe'
celebrated with her family and
friends at the beautiful shores of
Amelia Island. Florida
Memorials'may be made inher
memoryto: Cats Angels, 709 S.
Eighth Street, Fernandina
Beach,' Fla. .
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors


Lois Tiller, age 94, of
Fernandina Beach died on
Thursday. Dec. 22, .2011;
Arrangements .to be
O.' lv ky HerJFdFun, lu Duc(iors


Open meetings are open to anyone, includ- (open.- step meeting); Thursdays at 7 a.m.
ing non-alcoholics, families, etc., who may be (open Big Book fsudy), 11a.m. (open dis-.
interested in Alcoholics Anonymous All-. ... c ussion) and 6.30 p.m.: (open Big Book
scheduled AA meetings are non-smoking and' study), Fridays at 11"a.m. (open --,Big Book
one hour in duration. . study) and 7 p m. (open meditation, speak-'
S. er); and Saturdays at 7 a.m. (open discus-
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for people -sion) and 6:30 p.m. (open discussion). Call
who have, or think they may have, a drinking '261-8349.
problem are held Mondays at noon and. * *
Saturday at 10 a.m. at Prince of Peace '. The Downtown Group meets at the
Lutheran Church, on Atlantic.Avenue across : Alachua Club, corner of Third and Alachua
from Fort.Clinch State Park. Enter through streets, Fernandina, on Mondays at 8 p.m.
the side door. ,. (open 12 & 12 study): Tuesdays at 8 p.m..

The Fernandina Beach Group meets- :,-,
in the Amelia Room, .906 S. Seventh St. ..
Moridays at 6:30 p.m. (beginners): Tuesdays
at 6:30 p.m. (open discussion); Wednesdays'
at 7 a.m. (open 12 & 12 study) and 11 am.:'.

..(open speaker); Wednesdays at 8:15 p.m.
(open men's discussion); Thursdays at 8
p.m. (open -discussion); Fridays at 8 p.m..
(open discussion); and Saturdays at 8 a.m.
(open discussion) and 8 p.m. (open'- rela-
tionships). Call 261-3580. '




For the News-Leader

As Floridians get ready
for the holiday season, the
Nassau County'Health
Department emphasizes
the importance of safe food
preparation and storage to
prevent possible foodborne
AlWays wash your hands
before food preparation and
clean counter tops thor-
oughly .
before and
preparing ? .
foods to ',
help elimi- ,.'f
nate bacte- -
ria Foods should be
cooked at the appropriate
lempeilature and leftovers
\should be stored properly.
Factors that can con-
tribute to foodborne illness-'
*.. improper food storage
.(inadequate refrigeration
temperature or hot holding
.temperature). Safe refriger-
ati6n temperature is less
than 41 degrees I '
Fahrenheit, and safe hot
holding temperature is
greater than 140 degrees
,. Improper washing of
hands and fingernails.
..* Improper cooling of
,foods..Safe cooling of foods
is getting the foods to less
than il degrees Fahrenheit
within four-hours
Cruss contamination
(such as from uncooked
.meat to salad ingredients).
Improper cleaning and
sanitizing of eating and
cooking utensils, work
areas and equipment.
Contamination of food,
utensils and equipment
from'flies, roaches and
other pests.
Tips to prepare turkeys
A whole turkey should
be cooked at an oven tem-
perature of 325 degrees
An Q-12 ,,.ii 'i
unsljituf,dic turkey should be.
cooked for 2-3 hours.
Preparers should use
a meat thermometer. Every
partof the turkey should
reach a minimum internal
temipei;ature of 165 degrees
Fahrenheit. '
Frozen turkeys should
,be kept f uzen until ready
to thaw prior to cooking.
Individuals with liver dis-
ease or diabetes or who
have had gastric surgery or
are immune compromised
should avoid eating raw
oysters or other raw animal
protein'during the holidays.
Oysters that are thoroughly
,cooked or have been post-
harvest treated can. be con-
sumed by people with these
conditions to minimize the
risk of infection from Vibrio
vulnificus, a bacteria that
causes illness associated
with eating undercooked
oysters or clams.
For more information
about food safety, visit the
-Florida Departnient of
Health, Community Envi-
ronmental Health, Food
Hygiene site: www.doh.
mmunity/food/or the
United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA)
Food safety site at: www.
sheets s 'index.asp for turkey
preparation and other holi-
day season food safety tips.
For questions, contact the
Department at.548-1830.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23,2011 NEWS News-Leader

CITY Continued from 1A
Development Director Marshall
McCrary during av "lobbying
blackout period."
*In a Nov. 4 letter to
McCranie & Associates,
Czymbor wrote that "prior to
you filing your protest and after
scoring of all firms ... you con-
tacted the RFP Review Commit-
tee Chairperson Marshall
McCrary to discuss the.com-
mittee's scoring of firms ... You
violated the anti-lobbying pro-
vision of RFP#11-104, and this is
not a minor irregularity which
can be ignored."
McCranie was nevertheless
allowed to make a presentation
before city commissioners the
next month.
Commissioners agreed
Tuesday to reissue a new RFP
because of the challenges made
to the proposed contract with
City Attorney Tammi Bach,
said later the new RFP could
include language making loca-
tion a-qualifying criterion, but
that location should not have
the highest priority.
"If it looks like the RFP is
written for a specific firm, that
is suspect," Bach said. "You
can't make local preference the'
No. 1 criterion." .
Resident Lynn Williams sug-
gested during Tuesday's dis-
cussion that commissioners
should consider making a deci-
sion to "do nothing," or.simply
not hire a project manager for
the first phase of the Forward

JEA Continued from 1A
"Our growth is not on'their
radar screen in any way what-
soever," he said.
Commissioner Barry Hollo-
way told the board that in order
to accommodate growth, the
county could not hamstring
itself with a utility provider that
cannot extend the required
"Idon'tthink we need to put
ourselves at a disadvantage
because our water and sewer
provider cannot provide that
infrastructure," he said "So if
we can find a way to go out and
get a proposal or see if any-
body's interested, just like we
did with the landfill' three or
four years ago just to find out
,what's out there, I'm not
opposed to that."
Hallman said other counties
are asking the utility provider
for an audit. ,
talked to my counterpart
in another county and they are,
asking for an audit of JEA
instead of just accepting on face
value the.10-year true-up, which
by the way I'm told is rather
unusual to have a true-up for
an entire decade," he. said.
'Typically, I'm told, those are
two, three or four years as
opposed to, signing up and
accepting the other side's unau-
dited representations for a
Commissioner Steve Kelley
said that while he did not favor
the county owning any addi-


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If (the contract) seems to be tainted starting
over seems to make the most sense.'

Fernandina plan. Williams
asked commissioners to "wait
until a little further down the
road" before niaking-such a
decision, adding that "for the
next six to eight months there
is no good reason to incur the
expense of a construction man-
He noted that the first major
project, extension of Alachua
Street across the railroad track,
also would have the benefit of
engineering supervision from
CSX, which owns the rail line.
According to a previous
statement by Czymbor, the total
cost for engineering/project
management services for this
phase of Forward Fernandna
could be up to $250,000. Total
cost of the first phase, which
also includes waterfront
improvements and possible pur-
chase of a building downtown
for a new library, is estimated at
less than $2 million.
Daniel McCranie of
McCranie & Associates asked
commissioners at the meeting
not to rescind the proposed con-
tract. "We won (the contract)
based on our own merits,"
McCranie said. "We don't
believe Hill has a case."
Commissioner Tim Poynter
said he was in favor of rescind-

ing the resolution, but added
that he would like to see the
contract go to a local firm rather
than "out of the city or state."
"If (the contract) seems to
be tainted, starting'over seems
to make the most sense,"
Bach noted she had asked to
rescind the proposed contract in
part because the new group of
commissioners did not make
the decision to choose
McCranie & Associates. Tues-
day was the first meeting'for
two newly elected commis-
sioniers, Charles Corbett and
Sarah Pelican.
"It's not fair to the new com-
mission to put them through
this," Bach said.
If the city commission
denied a protest by Hill
International, Bach said, the
firm could file a lawsuit and the
city could end up paying for lit-
igation. '
"We will start reviewing and
amending the RFP within the
next few weeks," Gzymbor
wrote in an: email. "It will be
advertised and I would expect
many of the same firms to sub-
mit proposals. A similar evalu-
ation process will probably be
adoughrry~ibne w'slWdercom

tional utilities, he was open to
gathering more information and
exhausting all avenues.
"I'd be very interested in
finding out what other counties
are doing and what the cost is to
have that audit," he said "And
then it would be foolish for us
not to seek that information if
there are other utility compa-
nies out there that aren't as
leveraged, perhaps Again.our
task here is to take care of the
taxpayers of Nassau County and
we should explore all options "
Serving his final session as
chairman. Commission Chair
Walter Boatright concurred, but
reminded commissioners that

any substitutions of service
would require a two-fold agree-
"They've got to negotiate
with us and then they've got to
negotiate with J EA on the pur-
chase price of it," he said. "... It's
not going to be an overnight
deal. but I guess to get the ball
roiling we might as well try to
get the info on this."
Ford said JEA has failed to
live up to its end of the contract.
"As long as we're the
stepchild out here and they
have their thumb on our water
an4.sewer, we're Qever, going
to control our growth," he said.


Nassau County Fire Rescue responded to a fire alarm Dec. 16 at the Nassau Club,
Apartments off Oll Nassauville Road. Arriving companies found a working fire in an
upstairs apartment that apparently started from a heating pad that was left on. The
fire was held in check by the apartment's sprinkler system until firefighters could
finish extinguishing the fire. Fire damage was limited to the point,of origin. Smoke
damage was throughout the apartment and water damage was present in the fire
apartment and a downstairs apartment. A dog and bird were removed unharmed
from the apartment. There were no'injuries.

As long as we'rV the stepchild out here and
they have their thumb on our water
and sewer, we're never going to
control our growth."

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A first-time bell ringer shares thoughts

Fellow churchgoers can
relate to the "opportunities"
we are presented with arriv-
ing and leaving church most
weeks. Time, talent and fre-
quently treasure are the asks
that fellow church members
make. About a month ago, qur
church was getting volunteers
to staff a Salvation Army ket-
tle at a local grocer. Hollie
wanted to do it and I thought
it sounded like a worthy pur-
suit. So this past. Saturday we
showed up at the grocer, put
on our aprons and assumed
the bell.
Instructions were simple-
wish everyone a Merry
Christmas, (deemed accept-
able) and be pleasant. After
the retailer in me repositioned
the kettle twice ii the first 10
minutes, it came back.to its .
, original exit-door position and
we went about our duty. The

two hours
S' proved to be
an interest-
l ing snapshot
.- d.' of Nassau
'- and an
-. of human
KEFFER'S The most
CORNER striking
..__... thing tome
was the
RickKeffer number of
people with mobility chal-
lenges. There were two handi-
capped spots close to us and
they stayed occupied most of
the time.'Lots of our commu-
nity neighbors have a tough
time walking comfortably:.
Whether it is knees, hips,
back or a combination of
those, ailments are plentiful. It
.just struck me that a lot of *

people have a daily battle to.
get around. Maybe over the
rest of the holiday season, you
might take someone out for
an errand or a lunch that has
these challenges. Giving can
be even more satisfying than
A Merry Christmas wish is
genuinely enjoyed by most
that it is extended to. .
Regardless of religious
beliefs, late December puts a
spring in your step if you
allow it. Giving, receiving,
family visits, great food and
parties add to the festive
atmosphere.. We could see it
in most of the people at this
store. The tone of voice on the
typical return of our Merry
, Christmas wishes was pleas-
ant And even enthusiastic.-.
Forget the fact that it was a
warm Florida afternoon,
because Christmas was fast

ft was touching to see those who appeared
less fortunate make the effort and sacrifice
to help others. We have always been a country
ofgivers and will need to be even more aware
of the needs around us going forward.

approaching and many people
were in the holiday mode.
There were a minority of
exceptions to the holiday
cheer that weren't interested
or could just care less. I feel
sorry for them and hope
another year will find them
with a different outlook. The
bell and the kettle are time-
less symbols of th season.
When you open your car door
in a parking lot and hear the
bell this time of year, it is
apparent what awaits you. It,

rings in the season and is to
be enjoyed, just like the mid-
dle school band members
playing holiday classics. In
Florida, we need more than
snow and hats, gloves and
scarves to remind us of the.
holidays. The Salvation Army
and the band members do the.
job and collect for worthy
Our contributions varied
from a little loose change to
$20. It was very touching to
see those who appeared less

fortunate make the effort and
sacrifice to help others. We
have always been a country of
givers and will need to be
even more aware of the needs
around us going forward. It
was an interesting two hours
for us and I look forward to
doing it annually. We are often
on the go and don't stop and
observe what it's really like
around us. It is both inspiring
and sobering at once.
Thanks for all the com-
ments about this column that I
receive. It has kind of sur-
prised me and kept me moti-
vated. Have a happy and safe
,(holiday and a good week.
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social stigma attached to
admitting that Casa Curtin
has recently weathered a
mouse invasion It was not our
.maiden voyage. but this par-
ticular trip did have a few new
twists and turns to it, '
I had one eye open watch-:
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Sunday night when,Lthought
perhaps the coiner of my eye,
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bulation .
from living
room to
kitchen to
themy hu-s
M I waited
and several
o minutes later
CrT n.my Adult
SIDEAR e Supervision
S j oined me to
Cara Cutirn, that we had
visitor of
the mousey persuasion.u
A call to Kelley Termite
and Pest Control on, Monday
morning brought Debbie to
our door. Debbie has been our
service technician-for years
and knows all of our house's
hidey holes for varmints. -
Better yet, she knows how to
get rid of themwithout'get-
ling rid of the dog;too.
She put dollops of peanut
butter on several sticky sheets

Debbie knows all of our house's hidey holes for
varmints. Betteryet, she knows how to get rid
of them withoutgetting ridofthe dog, too.

and then put them in strategic
spotsibefore she left us
with orders to check the ,,
sheets regularly and remove
any unauthorized .ttach-
m ents.
Ace was on high alert. Not
.only was Aunt Debbie hand-
ing out peanut butter, there ,
were also interesting smells
and strange skitters about the
place. We quickly labeled our:
22-pound beast "Rothgar, the
Mouse Hunter." His large,
quivering ears were quite
.impressive. They also:.
swiveled a lot, and both of us
used them to track the.
mouse's path as he took a
leisurely tour of the entire

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went to bed that night know-
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us- alfe in our beds.
Debbie was backthree
days later for her regular visit.
'"Rothgar" met her at the door
tp announce that three of the
enemy were now in mouse.
"': His bravado disappeared
when.n Debbie pulled one of.
the sticky sheets from its hid-
ing place. There was no
mouse there, but there wasn't
any peanut butter, either; A
quick search revealed that
several other sticky sheets
were missing their dollops of
'peanut butter.
When Debbie and I
turned to ask Ace if he knew
anything abuiit the mis-.ing
bait. his ea -i eyes got even bigger and
browner. I must admit that
Cute goes a long .ay in thi-
I thi eaterned him with a
flogging anyway, and added
the proriise that I would lake
my :own sweet time finding
the Pam to spray on his :
tongue to free it from the
sticky s 'uff. .
I had no sooner made this
announcement when my,,:
Adult Supervision growled,
"It's over the stove; I had to
use it to unstick my thumb
last night."
Debbie and I had a good
laugh and Acethewonderdog
beat feet, thankful to be out of
the spotlight.
Sigh. Just another day in
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Yulee Middle School participated in the Macy's
Believe Campaign. For each student who wrote an essay
telling what they believe in or what they wish for, Macy's
will donate $2 to the "Make A Wish Foundation."
The "Make A Wish Foundation" is an organization
that raises money to grant wishes to children with life-
threatening medical conditions. By explaining to the stu-
dents that to a child facing a life-threatening medical
condition, a wish means much more than a desire it is
an experience that can have a life-changing impact, not
only for the child, but for families, friends, donors, spon-
sors and entire communities they were happy to get
involved. A wish improves a child's state of mind, .
replacing fear and stress with happiness and optimism.
The Language Arts students eagerly and with heartfelt '
emotion took on the task..They wrote 560 essays, which
totals $1,120 of donation money in the name of Yulee
Middle School.
Above left, front row from left, Sean Mooney and
Noah Dorsey. Second, row, Carlyn McGee, Teah Steel,
Shelby Lampp, Rachael Flores and Briannia Hodges.
Back row, Erin Cooper (Language Arts teacher) and
Christian Blevins.
Above right, front row from left, CJ. Vanzant, David
Mohler, Corbin Tremblay and Michael Lombardi. Back
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GNNs Good News
Walter Cronkite, the
renowned, deceased CBS
anchorman, once defined
news as the unusual. Good
events, he claimed, wdre the
norm. It would be a sad day
when the reverse was true, he
said. Now 46 years after that
statement, it would appear
that sad day is here:
Thanks to cable news net-
works seeking sensationalism
as their life's sustenance,
viewers are saturated in scan-
dal. di owning in hurricanes,
shaking. from earthquakes',
whileddidging tei risits'bul-
lets. As: one viewer put, it, "I
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daily penance." ,Ignored are
stories of happiness, joy and
Sgi ali't).-, n m 'iall':r how sensa-
tional they might be and some
are sensational indeed.,
This strange desire to walk
on the dark side desperately
nitcd,. ti b-. Coutliit-rrl by the
glo,'flic'ht. W bil:- the.- <-, t-
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pint iin ihIi planet gathered
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year-old reli- ".
gious figure,
Pope Stories of happiness,
S e Benedict, .joy and grace are
XVI., Joy
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S filled the
Spanish -
streets, sub- headlines to the few thousand
ways, sports protesters instead of the mil-
LIFE... arenas and lions of pilgrims. Which is why
THE WAY churches we need a GNN.
WE ARE with joy. Pope Benedict spoke again
They-walked and again on his return to '
miles in 100- Rome of the "stupendous
Peggy degree heat, manifestation of faith" he
Stanton slept out- witnessed in Madrid. He
doors on i l, urged the young people to .
cold ground for a prayer vigil,, ,Jkeep in contact with one
endured thunder, lightning nother..This young army of
and rain without complain i prayv-i rwariitr'. needs a
They were mocked and een 'crlrajli id _.' attacked by'i tlviit: protest- tion. How about a World
ers. Their counter was prayer. Youth News Network; which -
Brave young people knelt in would encompass the two
the midst of the protesters needs spoken of here: the, ,
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six different languages. ', nd I h' iieed l'<.i voun
When the agitator s i iOLI;d C hi istian people lo 0tal tuned
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CNN and Fox News would.., ederated Republican Women.
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Being there

is thegift
There's something about filling shipping
boxes with presents for family in other.
states that makes me sad.
When Christmas rolls around, I take
care to choose gifts that will be enjoyed
long after the festivities are over.
But the delight of finding just the right
thing fades when it comes time 'to wrap the
gift in brightly colored paper and pack it up
to mail. That process is tinged with regret
because I won't be there when the gift is
There's nothing quite,
Like the thrill ofwatching
someone you care about
open a gift you've carefully.
.chosen just for them. You
search their face for
expressions of surprise
and delight, and hope ,
they'll say, "It's just what
wanted!" '
NEWS- Missing out on that
"R M exchange is one of the
V... major disadvantages of
f having offspring scattered
*. across-- three-states
HeatherA. Lorrngdistance children
with neither computer
Perry access s nor a camera leave
grandparents without even
a second-hand glimpse at the merrymaking.
But even when your kids, are electroni-
cally connected, it's not the same as a first-
hand experience.
For example, I picked'out a puzzle of a
Sesame Street character for our pre-school
grandson but since he lives in Tennessee
and we live in Florida, we won't have thi fun
of watching.him tryto put together a puzzle
taller than'the is.
Oh, sure.- His parents can take pictures
or videos and e-mail them to us, buit that's
just not thesame as being there to watch
the little guy.
Pictures are great and videos are even
better, but no picture can take the place of
an embrace, and no video can replace shar-
ing the magic of the season in person.
Grandbaby kisses and adult child hugs
are what make Christmas merry!
Heather Perry is a repoter at the News-


Nassau County Cominmissionrers: .
Daniny Leepeir District 1-Femandina 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),
S.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),
email: wboatright@nassaucountyfl.com
City of Fernandina Beach Commissioners:
SMayor Arlene Filkoff: 583-8629 (cell),
email: afilkoff@fbfl.org
Vice Mayor: Jeff Bunch: 415-4902;
e-mail: jbunch@fbfi.org.. .
Tim Poynter: 415-6533 (cell)
email: tpoynter@fbfl.org
Charlie Corbett 583-1767 (cell),
email: ccorbett@fbfl.org
Sarah Pelican: 432-8644, -
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Santa doesn't do eggnog, fool

Before I go to bed tomorrow night, I'll Baby" I could go on but if and nutmeg together in the first place? Was it
leave my traditional glass of eggnog on the you haven't gotten the pic- some medieval palace jester playing a prank
Santa won't touch the stuff, meaning I get to Year after year it's the imbibe ye of this olde family recipe to cure ye
drink it Christmas morning. Later on, some- same battle. I leave Santa olde.hangover."
where under the Christmas tree, I'll find a dis- eggnog and he leaves me Yeck-ock. Off with his head.
approval gift from that jollyold elf. something I'm ashamed to be Somewhere along the way, people started
It started years ago, mine and Santa's little seen carrying out to the mixing wine and brandy in eggnog. One old
game of eggnog gotcha. Back in the days of trashcan. saying is that eggnog got its name from nog-
yore, when convenience stores closed at 11 I don't know what it is gin, a little wooden cup used to serve alcohol.
p.m. and sometimes earlier, we ran out of milk CUP OF about eggnog that elicits Fill that little cup with eggnog, spike it with
one Christmas Eve. Our boys left cookies out JOE moans of gastronomic ecsta- brandy, toss back a few and then fall down and
for Santa but were crestfallen to learn that sy in some people and dry bust the old noggin.
there'd be no milk for him to have with his heaves in others. Next to My Uncle Henry spiked the family eggnog
cookies. Assuring my kids that I had the per- Joe Palmer fruitcake, it's the most con- with moonshine one Christmas. My dour, taci-
fect solution in mind, I filled a glass with troversial holiday invention, turn grandfather sang merry songs all day and
eggnog and set it on the mantel, then sent the It could have something to do with the name my sweet grandmother used language that got
boys off to bed. of the beverage. I mean really, doesn't eggnog her excommunicated from the Southern
The cookies were gone to a crumb the next sound a little like the sound of someone gag- 'Ladies Garden Club. Of course, Uncle Henry
morning but the eggnog was warming in the going? As in, "Oh gross, what did I just swal- spiked everything from grape jelly to orange
glass I'd poured it into the night before. A thin low? Yeck-ock!" juice with moonshine so I don't know why
veil of scum had formed on.the top and there It's even worse in Canada, you know. Our everyone acted so shocked.
was a note beside the glass. French Canadian neighbors have a real pretty I love eggnog. Nothing says Christmas,
"I wouldn't feed this slop to my reindeer, name for eggnog. They call it laite de poule. holidays for me like some fruitcake and a big
chump," the bright red ink screamed. "Sorry, Isn't that precious? Do you know what lait de glass of fattening, ice cold eggnog. Having
Santa doesn't do eggnog, fool." poule means? It literally translates to "hen grown up in a good Irish American family
I got several pairs of underwear that were milk." I don't know about you, but I'm OK with where sobriety, especially during the
too small and an ugly sweater that year for where cow milk and sheep milk and even holidays, was a rare commodity, I don't
which no one would take credit. That means goat's milk comes from. Chickens, however, embellish mine these days. I like it straight up,
Santa had to leave them, right? Since that year, lack those appendages. I don't know where just like the cows intended their milk to be
I make it a point to leave a glass of eggnog for hen milk comes from and I don't aim to find taken.
Santa. You wouldn't believe some of the "gifts" ,out Yeck-ock.. It doesn't get any better than the Publix
that he's left me: A coupon for a lifetime sup- Eggnog has been around awhile and itsori- brand. I leave it for Santa. He leaves it for me;
ply of Gas X, knitted hats With beer can labels, gins are hazy. I mean, who came up with the You'd think he would've caught on by now,
Sa stuffed pink flamingo that sings "Santa idea to mix raw eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon treysurf@comcast.net


In response to Walter Boat-
'wright's comments in the Dec. 16
News-Leader regarding his-criticism
of soliciting advice from vendors,
specifically Liberty ("County to
replace cooling system in new build-
ing"). Perhaps, if advice from
Liebert had been obtained when the
original equipment was ordered, it
would not be necessary to spend an
additional $65,000 to replace the
nearly new and inadequate envi-
ronmental control equipment for
the IT server room at the Nassau
County EOC Building. Also, add in
the cost of litigation to sue'.the orig-
inal general contractor and other
,parties involved.
In defense of "vendors,," Liebert
Corp. has been in the computer
room control systems for over 50
years and operates worldwide. Pat
Norris with Computer Air & Power
of Jacksonville has represented
Liebert for many years. The expert-
ise of a Liebert representative is
invaluable when, designing a com-
puter room, IT room, battery room,
etc. They work with owners, engi-
neers, mechanical and electrical con-
tractors to insure the proper con-
trol equipment and the space is
designed and fits the customer's
application. In addition, they can
recommend certified mechanical
contractors and electrical contrac-
tors to install, the equipment and
provide proper maintenance of the
installed equipment to insure many
years of use and protection of the
original investment.
Perhaps, the result of the failure
of the existing IT server room con-,
trol equipment and other apparent-
ly referenced inferior work at other
county facilities was done on a low
bid basis, which is not always the
best bargain in the long run. .
Jean Coleman
Fernandina Beach

Re: "We are all of this place,"
.Dec. 14. .
You need to know and under-
stand we who live and work here. To
all of us this is not a place, it is home,
our home. You have been here for
eight years. I have been here for
over 20, and in that time I have seen
more changes than you could dream
up. As for all those you claim are
disputing that we are a community,
well from what I've seen so far, you
and your group arethe ones making
the loudest noise. You are trying.to
ram your agenda down the throats
of the community by stating thatwe
need this and that this is good for us.
Maybe so, but not now, not when
this community you are touting can't
afford another increase in our bills.
If being concerned about paying our
bills or buying food is self-indul-
gence and self-concern, well then
I'm guilty as charged. As far as a
conflict between the electoral and
the governing class -,one, there
has always been a conflict if you
read history; two, the conflict is that
you have them in your back pocket
it's called lobbying; third, they are
not a class! They are elected by us,
they work for us, not your special
interest gang of thugs who think
they know better than we do as to
whatwe need and wait Thatto me
is self-interest.
And yes, I agree that change is
inevitable. Well, let's start with a
new library. How many homes have
computers, laptops, iPhones, iPads,
etc.? How many people actually go
there on a daily basis? Has there
been an impact study or a daily head
count? And don't our schools have
libraries? Just asking. As for the
News-Leader not making the civil
choice to an open dialogue, well they
have. It's called Voice of the People.
We have tried to civilly voice our
feelings on these issues and many
more but have been ignored at
every turn. Remember, we are only


mallwedthree minutes to speak(atw,,betefactdo. Who e, it was-. you
city commission). So for you and have my thanks and probably the
those that have been voted out and thanks of many' others for making
will be next year, make no mistake; historic downtown Fernandiia.look
,we will be heard, and we will choose much better.
for ourselves. ', Louis Goldman
John J. Jackson IV Fernandina Beach

Fernandina Beach

Early this year when that Old
Prodigal Commission headed out
the backdoor on one of their shop-
ping sprees, they must have been-
cocksure that the ones picking up
their tab were going to be flabber-
gasted with their new moneysaving
surprise: Plantation-style lighting
along Centre Street And it came to
pass that we were flabbergasted,
but the commissioners knew best,
and they blessed themselves for
shopping local and not bothering
with bids. Of course, as/with most
moneysaving schemes, taking the
fairy lights out of the trees and sink-
ing the light cans into the ground
didn't come cheap. But it was only
our $40,000 and we were so behind
the times, so tiresomely Victorian,
such Bah Humbugs! So unready to
modernize the spelling of Centre.
So here we 'are enduring
Christmas with Centre Street total-
ly Grinched out, our upper lips all
aquiver with remembrances of yes-
teryear's merry, twinkly downtown.
But all may not be lost, for the fairies
have wreaked their revenge upon
some who dared cast them from the
branches of their sacred oaks -
where they'd held court each night
and reveled beneath full moons.
.In fact, some may call the elec-
tion results fairy quid pro quo. As for
Centre Street lighting, why not
make it a win-win happy ending?
Let's return the fairies to their hal-
lowed trees and keep the plantation
lights on for safe, pleasant night
strolling along Centre. Lift the curse
for evermore because you know the
fairies are still mighty steamed that
after that Old Prodigal Commission
evicted them to save on electricity,
they then voted to up the tax rate on-
our electric bills. And, I just betcha
there's a certain landscape lighting
contractor who'd lend afree hand to
move Fernandina backward just a
smidge while maintaining his nice
ground-level lighting.
Debby Arnold
Fernandina Beach

Sometime over this past week-
end the landscaping plants and
shrubs in the front of the down-
town post office were cut and
trimmed. The entrance now looks
100 percent better.
I don't know if this was done by
the USPS, the city or some generous

At a time, when ,our country,
state, county and city are up to their
wazoos in debt I think this is an out-
rageous example of how our politi-
cians,, "grant writers" and the "fix-
ers" in our community with
connections absolutely waste our
taxpayer monies ("County to main-
tain bike trail," Dec. 14).
This is nothing if not a luxury
project And one I believe is ill timed,
considering our current situation.
It is my sincere belief that govern-
ment, just like a normal family,
needs to pull in their horns during
bad times and apply tax dollars' in
the most judicious manner possi-
ble, where it will serve the most
common good. On 'Amelia there's
probably no more than 50 hard-core
bike riders- $2.6 million to benefit
such a .small number of: people
seems like an absolute waste to me
at this time and place. Not to men-
tion the inevitable, cost overruns
.that will come with the job.
If you have watched the disas-
ter that has unfolded on 14th Street
between the airport and Sadler Road
over the last few years, it's obvious
our planners and engineers have no
concept of professionalism and have
not one whit of conscience about
wasting taxpayer money. Sidewalks
to nowhere, gold plated fences and
barriers and' it seems they've never
done the job right the first time -
always having to go back and do it
again and again and again!
I know a lot of Jacksonville bike
riders come up this way on week-
ends, and frankly it's more than a lit-
tle bit dangerous for them. But that's
their choice and their risk. It is not
incumbent on us, the vast majority,
to subsidize their hobby and to mit-
igate the risk they knowingly incur
by their own free will.
We have too many roads and
infrastructure projects that need
that money instead of a bike path for
a chosen few.
Sorry, but that's the way I feel.
Roy Stafford
Amelia Island

Hazing does not toughen up a
kid. I am going to repeat that haz-
ing does not toughen up a kid. The
kid being hazed doesn't submit to it
as a lesson in manhood or maturity.
He or she submits to it due to one
simple guiding force peer pres-
sure. Think about it no kid in their

right mind walks up to their team-
mates and asks to be toughened up
and proceeds to bend down to be
paddled. They do it out of simple
peeri pressure 'from those around.
them. Is it a custom? Yes. Is it a rit-
ual? Yes. Is it dangerous and poten-
tially deadly? Yes It is the same peer
pressure that leads kids to drugs
and to alcohol. A big part of being
tough is knowing when not to sub-
mit to the pressure of others....
The wussess" who play Major
League Baseball have a tradition of
hazing which is to dress up rookies
in various dresses and costumes
and parade them around. To the
best of my knowledge not one of
them ever required hospitalization
or died from wearing pink chiffon.
For those of you who think that
this type of hazing makes for a
tougher player, you are sadly mis-
taken. Does this help bond the team
to produce better in competition?
No. Truth be told, you could beat a
kid till they were senseless and it
wouldn't make them perform one bit
better. The toughness bf practice
"makes a kid better.
Student athletes today, if they
are to be successful, have to be
tough from day one. This toughness
'doesn't come from hazing. First off,
.they have to maintain a needed
grade point average. They spend
'their day doing schoolwork like
most adults, spend their day'mak-
ing a living. After school, when most
adults are winding down, the ath-
lete goes off to practice. Many days
they are in practice till 6 p.m. or
later. When most working folks are
home on the couch having a beer,
they are at games till 9 or 10 at night
Even on a day that only includes
practice they may not get home till
after dark. Can the kid come
home and relax? Sure, after he
cleans up, mom feeds him supper
and they get done with their home-
work. You do the math. What time
do you think it is by the time "lil
Johnny" can relax before going to
bed and having to do this all over
again the next day?
Let's not forget about Saturdays
when the real good ones are still
doing their job on the field or in the
gym. This routine goes on not just
for months, but in many cases all
year long. That is a wuss if ever I saw
one, wouldn't you agree?
If we want to talk tough, let's not
talk about the hazing of some athlete
that becomes "big news." Let all
who agree with the "hazing" letter
(Dec. 7) send a copy of it to the par-
ents of Robert Champion, who was
recently the kid killed from Florida
That, in my mind, would take
more courage than I, for one, would
Tony Crawford
Fernandina Beach




The oldest and the youngest spent time together
with Santa at the Council on Aging of Nassau recently.
After a ceremonial lighting of the Menorah and a story
about the origins of the Hanukkah celebration from
COA Case Manager Arlyse McDowell; the preschool
kids sung songs with the oldsters and the tree glowed
after'a countdown to.its lighting, above.
Santa himself joined the group toward the end of.
the morning and listened to young and.old share their.
s wies, while a vintage train circled around the bot-
tomn of the tree. Millie Lhotka shares her list with
Santa, .right.
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Firehobuse Subs Public
Safety Foundation
recently donated a CET' -
Forest-Pac skidd unit
worth more than 8,000
to Nassau County Fire
Rescue. The new Skid-
Pac is a self-contained,
tank, pump and foam
system that can be
placed in a truck,.allow-
ing for firefighting opera-
tions in the "wildland
urban interface," accord-
ing to a press release.
The Firehouse Subs
Public Safety Foundation
has donated more than
$3.1 million to public
safety entities in 275
communities nationwide.
since 2005.
Attending the presenta-
tion at/Firehouse Subs at
1978 S. Eighth.St.,
Fernandina Beach, are.
the restaurant's crew
members, district man-
-agei Mike Branson,
director of company
operations Meg Rose,
Public Safety Foundation
Community Programs
manager Meghan
Bender and Nassau:
County Fire Rescue per-
sonnel including Chief
Matt Graves, Assistant
Chief Scott
Hemmingway, Engineer
Jerry Walden,
Lieutenant Chris
Gamble, Adam Bolder
and Mike Fadler.
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Needs volunteers to help Nassau County
families who need food, shelter
and basic necessities.
all 904.261.7000 for more info


Marine Corps Pvt.
Michael A Higginbotham,
son of Jolie M. and Adam T.
Higginbotham of Bryceville,
recently completed 12 weeks
of basic training at Marine-
Corps Recruit Depot, Parris
Island, S.C., designed to chal-
lenge new Marine'recruits .
both physically and mentally.
Higginbotham and fellow
recruits began their training
at 5 a. m. by running three
miles and performing calis-
thenics. In addition to the
physical conditioning pro-
.gram, Higginbotham spent
numerous hours in classroom
and field assignments which
included learning first aid,
uniform regulations, combat
water survival, marksman-
ship, hand-to-hand combat
and assorted weapons train-
ing. They performed close
order drill arid operated as a
small infantry unit during field.
training. : ,
Higginbotham and other"
recruits also received instruc-"
tion on-the Marine Corps' "')'
core values honor, courage"
and commitment and what
the core values mean in guid- '
ing personal and professional
Higginbotham and fellow '
recruits ended the training
phase with The Crucible,,a 54-
hour, team evolution culminat-

ing in an emotional ceremony
in which recruits are present-
ed the Marine Corps emblem
and addressed as "Marines"
for the first time in their

E Navy Cmdr. Timothy V.
Parker, whose wife, Heather,
is the daughter of Faith and
Joeseph M. Haselburger of
Yulee, and fellow sailors of
Patrol Squadron 10 "Red
Lancers" (VP-10), Naval Air
Station Jacksonville, recently
completed their six-month
deployment operating from
bases in Quatar, Bahrain and
While deployed, the Larn-
cers conducted operations
supporting Navy Joint and
Coalition Forces in support of
Operations New Dawn,
Enduring Freedom and 5th
Fleet Area of Operations .
SAOR) exercises and activi-
tijqsThe crew Ilew 6, 320 flight
hours during more than 900 ,
sorties and.maintained a 99
percent completion rate.
VP-10 helped to fight the
ever growing problem of pira-
cy and prevented the smug-
gling of weapons in the Ara-
bian Sea, Straits of Hormuz,
Gulf of Oman, North Arabian
Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
Their efforts resulted in the
capture of six pirates


'U James Harmon of the president's list for the fall
Fernandina Beach has been 'i 2011 semester. The list
named to the dean's list at includes fill-time students
Piedmont College for achieve- who achieve a 4.0 grade point
ments during the fall semes- average on a four-point scale.
ter. Dean's list students : Helton is the daughter of
earned a 3.5-3.99 grade point:. Neil and Pam Helton of
average for the semester. Fernandina Beach.
Brittany Madison Molly Rebecca King of,,
Helton of Fernandina Beach Fernandina Beach was
received a bachelor of science among the 35 students named
in psychology/music and to the Union University presi-
occupational therapy from dent's list for the fall 2011
Union University during the semester.
Dec. 10 commencement cere- The list includes full-time
mony at Jackson Baptist students who achieve a 4.0 ,
Church in Jackson, Tenn. grade point average on a four-
Helton was also named to point scale.


TSA competition

The Technology Student.
Association (TSA) is looking
for local educators, college
students and citizens to serve
as volunteer judges for the
statewide competition, sched-
uled for the Omni Amelia
Island Conference Center
Feb.. 23-25. Judges assist on
one of these days in a panel of
three, assisted by a Florida
TSA faculty coordinator in
terms of the rules, questions
and related details.
The competition involves'
about 1,000 students from
about 100 high and middle
schools who have won local
competitions and now are
competing at the state level
for the opportunity to repre-
sent Florida at the TSA nation-
al competition in Nashville,
Tenn. in June.
There are about 130 sepa-
rate competitions, half for

high school and half for mid-
dle school students. Visit
www.tsaweb.org for the'guide-
lines (300-plus pages) for each,
of the competitions, as well as
the mission and other details
about the organization. ,
For more information'
about the Florida TSA, go to
www.floridatsa.com. To sign
up as a volunteer judge or for
more information, email the
Florida TSA board's judge
manager Mary Herring at
mail.com and copy to Bob
Bolan at Bolanbob@aol.com.
SHe will meet with Herring in
January to assist her with slot-
tingthe volunteers among the
many topics.
S'Judges do not need to be
subject matter experts in the
topig but should be able to
assess the students' presenta-
tions in general terms.

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Since there is 3 finite humari limit to
She amount of forgiveness most people
"' .2 3 possess we may not be emotionally
able to forgive someone for a particular
-offense more rh.an once or t'sice.
'2, And. .Le may riqhtly believe if someone
"5 continues to nun un that 'Ie Simply must
i- walk away as a means of self.
After all Nhis is only human Furthermore.
we may run the ,,;k or huring our loved
ones when we forgive those iho
wronged them But Goas answer to the
queshon is conc:erinq how mrn) times
Swe Should forgct.e someone is that ie
Should forgive our Orother rinor nce., or
even seven time; out svenr yl times
seven times This means that there should
U be no end to our forgiveness Consider
the prophet Hi.e.3v His wife Gomer 1 as
unfaithfull to him an w3!a basically ,
harlot. And yet -Hoea forgave her. ..na
wheh she .\'as in the process of oeing
solar as a slave t0' her
most 'recent lover.
Hosea bought her at
great expense and took L
her oad: to his home
forgiving her fr ter
infidelity just a- Gra-
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23,2011/News-Leader


Machine guns, tanks and Bethlehem's great gift

The sound of machine gun fire
ripped through'the night air. My
.heart stopped as I shrugged my
shoulders, ducked my head and tried
to figure out which way to go. Just
then the sky lit up and the earth
shook as an Israeli tank flexed its
muscles on the once peaceful Judean
hillside. Though it was a few miles
away, I wasn't about to hang around
to see what was next Somehow, in
all our preoccupation with other
things, I had forgotten what was real-
ly going on.
We were in Israel and, more
specifically, when the incident hap-
pened I had been walking toward the
little town of Bethlehem. Hard to
believe, Iknow.; The.spot celebrated
as the birthplace of the Prince of
Peace was boiling over in a violent
conflict. For me, making'it back to

the Kibbutz the
small Israeli hotel-'
became my top pri-
ority. By the time
my heart came
back into rhythm
and I had a long
talk with our guide,
things made a bit
more sense. The
PULPIT dispute over,
NOTES Bethlehem Judea'
was really nothing
new. From the time
Pastor of Israel's King
Rob Goyette David, to the time ,
of Jesus' birth, the
little town of Bethlehem has always_
stood out as a sign and a wonder.
Curious, isn't it? The idea that
God would choose such a small and
seemingly insignificant place to intro-

duce His remedy for a broken world
is beyond me. Though He had
declared it years in advance, no one
seemed to get it until after the fact;
no one but the prophet Micah per-
haps. Looking back, and now realiz-
ing what he was talking about,
Micah's words carry a simple but
powerful message. "But you, 0
Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too
little to be among the clans bfJudah,
from you shall come forth for.me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days."(Micah 5:2'ESV
The thought that God would
choose little Bethlehem to do such a
big thing is awesome; especially
when you consider the weak and
floundering condition of this current
world. I once heard it said that God.

can do much with little, most with
least, and everything with nothing. I
like that In the end, when God
decides to use people, places and sit-
uations that outwardly seem totally
insignificant and impotent, He and
He alone gets all the credit and all
the glory. That, by the way, is the
story of my life. Though it took me a
while to admit it, when God first
- came knocking on my door, I was a
mess. Yet it was there, like the hum-
ble manger scene, surrounded by
need, that God brought forth His sal-
vation in my life. For it, I'm eternally
During this season as so many
stop to celebrate our Savior's birth,
may we not forget the simple mes-
sage tucked away in the place God
chose to make it all happen.
Bethlehem, small, yet chosen;

, despised by some but targeted by
almighty God. Often surrounded by
turmoil and conflict but just the same
the birth place of God's greatest gift;
Jesus the Messiah, Savior of the
If by chance as you read this you
yourself are feeling a bit undersized,
despised and surrounded by chaos,
take heart, such-places.have always
been God's target for doing His
greatest works!
"For unto us a child is born, unto
us a son is given: and the.govern-.
ment shall be upon His shoulder:.
and His name shall be called
Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty
God; The Everlasting Father, The
Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)
Robert L. Goyette-is pastor of
Living Waters World Outreach Center


a festivais of the Bible. Come
outaapndlearn about the
Attention all churches ,;, death, burial and resurrec-
and neighbors of Prince. tionqfJesus (Yeshua)
Chapel AME Church, the ro. though the feast and festi-
pastor and members will vals, every Thursday,
begin the New Year with a,~: thrqughJan. 19. For infor-
revival on Jan. 5 and 6 at 7 ;, mation.call 583-8512.
pem. Come and revive your-- !: i B1 t.iahr
selves for 2012. The Rev. E., lee
Tucker, Pastor. Bro. Charles New Life Christian
L Albert,.Pro-Tem. ..,,.... Eewship, 2701 Hodges
t t Blvd., Jacksonville invites
eth MOOreSt 'you'to hear respected Bible.
In January, women ofthe .-. teacher and author Rick
community are invited t0o: -.." Renner on.Jan. 29 at,10 a.m.
join in a Beth Moore Study;,.., Renner lias written more
of Esther, It's Tough Being a .than 20 books and is a leader
Woman. This nine-week; .ifis in the international C hristian
Bible study on the book'of) ,., communityT He ahd his wife,
Esther will begin Jan. o. Denise, are the founders of
from 10 a.m.-noon in Jim the Good News Association
Thomas Hall of First of Pastors and Churches.
Presbyterian Church, 9 N. : For information visit
Sixth St. Call 261-3837 to www.nlcf org or call the, .
register. Study guides will be 'church at (904) 223-6000.
avaialble for $15 each.; G i t
CromH UnityCOflcert GriefShare recovery and
St. Peter's Community. support group sessions meet
Concert Series will present Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m.
"Seasons of Love" Jan. 13 at through Feb. I at First
7p.m. Baptist Church, 1600 S.
Featuring vocalist Diane' Eighth St., Fernandina
Parrish and pianist Ira Beach.
Pittman, the concert will GriefShare is video
present songs from the seminar series ihat features
Broad sih s. -' re-*
W ist'
"Cabaret,", "Les Miserables," grief and recover topics as
"White Christmas" and o6th- seen from a biblical perspec-'
ers. The concert will be held tive.
in St Peter's sanctuary. No The video seminars are
tickets are necessary; but a combined with support
love offering will be taken at group discussionof the
the door. A reception will fol- materials presented during
low in Burns HalL For infor- the video. Childcare is pro-
mation contact Jan Smith or vided. Call261-3617'fpr infor-
Rich Smith atSt Peter's, mation.
261 4293 or, .
rsmith@stpetersparislh.org. O S giV ay

Bible study
Destiny Fulfilled ,
Christian Ministry, 528 S.
Eighth St., Fernandina
Beach, is teaching on a pro-
found subject in the Word of
God (Adonai),, the feast and'

New Jerusalem ,
SHO.G.I.C. holds a free "
clothes giveaway the third
Saturday of the month from
8 a.m.-noon at 816 South
10th St., Fernandina Beach.
For information call 491-7669
or KimmStrange at 415-8360.


St. Peter's.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Eighth
Street and Atlantic Avenue in downtown
Fernandina Beach, will hold Festival
Euchai ists at 5. S and 11 p.m. on
Christmas Eve. The Christmas Story and
Family Eucharist at 5 p.m. will feature a'
narrator retelling the Christmas story;
children in the congregation participate
Sas angels, shepherds or stable animals.
Nurseryavailable. '
At bp mn. enjoy the Eve of the Nativity,
Festival Choral Eucharist (rno incense),
with a choral presentation by the Festival
Choir accompanied by the organ and
Ja.ksor.'nvillr Syn'iphony Strings, starting
at 7:30 p.m. At 11 p.rfi. is the Eve of the
Nativity. Festival Choral Eucharist. with
incense. Starting at 10:30 p.m. enjoy a-
choral pr'-sentation by the Festival Choir
accompanied by organ and Jacksonville
Symph(nmy Strings
.Oh Christmas Dayat 10a m. isthe
Feast of the Nativity;.traditional .
Christmas'Eucharist with hymns. For
information call 261-4293.
Historic Macedonia AME Church,
202 S. Ninth St. will have a Christmas
.'Eve ,Candkllght Ser vie on Deq. 24 at 6
p.m. All are welcome to attend. There
will be light refreshments afterwards for
a time of fellowshippirig together.
Holy Ti irity Anglican Church begins

its Christmastide services with the
singing of carols at 5 p.m. on Christmas
Eve, followed by the traditional Holy
Eucharist celebrating the Nativity of our
Lord at 5;30 p.m. Mary Aeillo, guest,
soloist, will sing "0 Holy Night" accom-
panied by Bonnie Ridley, organist. The
Rev. Michael Bowhay will preach based-
on the traditional Infancy Narrative of St.
'Luke. On Sunday morning, Christmas
Day, at 9 a.m., 6ne Eucharist will be cele-
brated with carols and preaching on the
Gospel according to St John. All are
invited.'., .
, The church is at 1S30 Lake Park
"Drive, across from the YMCA in Amelia
Park, -
Plantation Chapel
Amelia Plantation Chapel, 36 Bowman
Road, will hold a Christmas Eve
Candlelight service of lessons and carols
"on Dec 24 from 5-6 p.m in the sanctu-
ary. A Christmas Day service will be
held Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary.
All are welcome. Call 277-4414;
First Baptist
On Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m., First Baptist-
Church presents its annual Candlelight
and Communion Service with songs of
Christmas, a message from the Rev. Jeff
Overton, observanceof the Lord's
Supper and concluding with.the lighting
of candles. It is one evert you won't want
to miss! First Baptist is located at 1600 S,
Eighth St., Fernandina Beach. Call 261-
3617 Visit www fbfil .t.corn .... -

First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Church of
Fernandina Beach; 9. N. Sixth St., will
hold Clii' .1 ri-,ma Eve services at 5:30 p.m.
and 11 1p i I ci-e. 24 in the sanctuary.
Families are invited to attend the 5:30
p.m. service.with children dressed in
nativity costumes to lpa'I lici]lplm in the
retelling of the story. At 11 p.m., the conm-
'. unity is invited to a Candlelight
Communion Service. On Christmas Day
there will be one worship service at 10
a. m i.in the sanctuary. Call 261-3837.
Soin Living Waters World Outreach
Center Dec. 24 with services at 4:30-6
p.m. and 6:30-8 p.m. and an eFincoui'rgirig
message honoring the coming of the,
Savior of the world. There will not be a.
service Christmas morning.
Memorial United
Memorial United Methodist Chu coh,
601 Centre St., will hold Christmas Eve.
services at 4, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24.'
A Blessing of the Toys and Carol Sing
will be held Christmas Day at 10 a.m.
Kids are invited to. wear their pajamas. A
New Year's Day service ivill be held Jan.
1 at 10 a.m. in Maxwell Hall.
Solid Rock COGBF
Christmas worship will be held on
Dec: 25 at 8 a.m. at Solid Rock.COGBF,
86138 Palm Tree.Drive, Yulee. Call 225-
i .*-^'fl'!'*l a .* '--w .d


Dinner networks
The Interfaith Dinner Network pro-
vides a hot, nutritious dinnerfour nights.
a week at the Salvation Army Hope,
House, Ninth and Date streets, for the
island's homeless and needy. The IDN
comprises 11 localtchurches. The group
'is looking for more churches to serve
dinners one night a month. Small
churches can partner with others. 'Call
Ailene Wood at,491-4900 for information.

The Yulee Interfaith Dinrier Network,
sponsored by the Coalition for the
' Homeless of Na-sau County, serves

healthy dinner to anyone in need every
Tuesday and Thursday from 5-"p.,m. The
Yulee IDN is located behind the Old
Yulee Middle School, at US 17 and Pages
Dairy Road. Look for the banner-and
signs. .
For information 6r to volunteer, call
556-2496 or visit their website,
r O'Neal Memorial Baptist Church,
474257 SR 200 East, offers an emergency
'food pantry for families andindividuals
in, crisis. No income eligibility required.
For assistance call 27 7-2606 or 261-4186.

Food donations
The Fernandina Beach Church of
Christ is collecting items for people in
need. A barrel is located at Amelia Island
Storage for donations. Canned, dry and
boxed., food as well as personal'items
such'as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste,
etc., are needed. Call 261-9760.
The Yulee United Methodist Church
Food Bank, 86003 Christian Way, is avail-
' able to anyone in need, Wednesdays
from 10 a.m, to noon. Other times please
call for an appointment at 225-5381.

Suriday School ............................. 9:30 ami
Sunday Worship .. .. 10.45 pm
Wedhesaay A WANA .6115 m'
Wednesday Bible Study 6.30 pmn
941017 Old Nasaille Rod CoWady Rd-107 SutAh
Fernindina Beach. FL32034'
www.sprinhhillbaptis'tfb or

This space available.
Cal one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this space for '
your upcoming events
or weekly services.

ask for Candy, Christy
orDavid '

S*'Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pasi:c. Dr H. Nell Heir.lln
Sun'y WOsr p Se, ',e I"-' 30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery.provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
C-.i,7 d '.4 _-, i&;T I. s '. '--. c ma d. F- _-" -. BJ
For More Informiatioa Call: 261-9527

Ted Schroder, Pastor
Sunday Iorship- 9:15 & 11:15 am
All are Welcome
36 Bowman Road, 277-4414
OffAlA at entrance to Omni Resort
Amelia Island Plantation
www.ameliachapeL com

Saturday Vigil Mass 4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday 4 pm Mass at Yulee United Methodist Church
Sunday Masses 8am- 9:30am 1am-12:30 pm
a. 6'pm- poTusday '
Holy Day Masses Vigil 6:00 pm; Holy Day 8:30 am
Confessions: Saturday 3:00pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbers:
Parish Office: 94-261-3472; Fax 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-6566

Living Waters
world-outreacl' .-'
Contemporary Worship
,^ ""i SAT... 6:00 pm
SSUN ..9:30 am
WED .7:00 pm
SI Youth, Nursery
S & Childrens' Ministries
ROi & Ch,"s, GOI" e,
..P,,, 321-2117
On A1A 1 mile west of Amella Island
loin us ULIVE on the Web Sunday

Church, UCC
Worship Sundi'ys
at 10:00 am
96074 C11hetcr Road in ldirc-
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3.ffi 3 3 y Ec.lC9 50 an
Maming %v : *h'D & 1 s am Ba0 11 IO am
-.nalay E~aralng 6 ,0 P.a.
WA .'draay Prayer F nr '30 p ".
w rE !,3-a 6 Tean". K1 6 16i pr
flanEsai, 1. 79 'Y5l"u 6 'J Pm
Classes For All Age
S: Groups Including Youth
Nursery Provided For All
85i971 Harts Rd, Welst 904*226E*128
Yulee. FL 32097 Fax 2260809

Innovative style, Contemporary Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd.'Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9:00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
KIdKradible Children Ministries
Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
Connecdng wiffth r Cht..
Connecr with 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 Members Class 9a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Morning Worshp 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-week Service 7-9p.m.Ministries:
Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth

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

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School.................. 9:45A.M.
Worship Service. ............ 10:SSA.M.
Discipleship Training .......... 6:OOP.M.
Evening Worship ............ 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:OOP.M.
736 Bonnievlew Road (aco ross m ader Rd.)
904-261-461S (church office)
Nursery provided

First Baptist

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

96362 Blackrock Rd., Yulee
Sunday Morning Worship Servlces-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 5:00pm 7"00pm 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

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


Traditional Family Wrship ....... 8am & 11am
Contemporay Worship ...9:45eamin Maxwell Hall
Youth Breakaway .........9:45am in Youth Center
Sunday School for al ages,...:.. 945am & 11am
fWednesday Dinner(Aug-May)..... 5:15pm-630pm

DAngtiean Curcfi mch

Sunday Services
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer -10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Glass- 10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion -12:15 pm
Rev. 1. Michael Bowhay, Rector
1I0 Lake Park DC (Amelia Park across fromYIMC))
04- 491.6082 ,nr .iolyTiniJyA tglican.org
e trse ile litory from lie 1928 Book of Common Praer

Destiny Fulfille
Christian Ministr
528 S. 8th Street
Fernandina Beach, FL
Sunday Worship
9:00 AM 11:00 AM
Thursday Night Service
7:30 PM
Pastor Jeff & Lynn Wilson
for Info, call 904-583-8512
(between Fir & Elm Street)

Worship this week

Sat the place of your choice

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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 23.2011/News-Leader

Keep Christmas trees watered and cool to prolong life
Q I gave into the request couple of other important have.true leaves. The flat,
.of my grandchildren to hints, keep the tree away from green, leaf-like structures
have a live tree while they direct heat sources fire- holding the flower are actually
were visiting me over the places, candles or space specialized stems called phyl-
Thanksgiving holiday. Now I heaters. Cover up the tree loclades. If they are exposed
am stuck with this tree and I stand with fabric as this will to too much direct sunlight,
am afraid it will become a fire make it less terhpting for Fido, they turn pale green. You can
hazard before New Year's Day who might consider it another alternate fertilizer application
has arrived. Any hints forme? source of water similar to his with a small amount ofoEpsom
JJ own water bowl. salts magnesium sulfate (1

A If it makes you feel any Remove the tree after New buds, one flower at a time. It teaspoon per gallon of water).
.better, I think almost all Year's Day keeping it any seems like every time I turn This plant can tolerate a
of us can and do fall under the longer will cause it to become around, more have fallen off. dry soil but during budding
mighty spell of our grandchil- a nuisance as more and more What can I do? MV and flowering, it is best to
dre n. Only needles begin to fall. There A As soor as we hear the keep the soil moist but not
I Ih meanest are Boy Scout troops in some A : .?word cactus we usually wet. Pinch back the stems
of grinches areas willing to pick up and assume the plant must like a phyllocladess) in early June to
cani resist recycle live Christmas trees. hot, dry environment. promote branching. Remove
I,, se plead- Please contact your local However, Christmas cactus, the short, terminal stems in
"in. dewy. scouts to determine if they are cor plSchlumbergera bridgesii, is a September to encourage
..:,s. Wait a participating in this worthy PHOTOS COURTESY OFREBECCAJORDI/NASSAU COUNTY EXTENSION native of the rain forests of flower btid formation. Flowers
rninute, venture. Live Christmas trees, above, should be kept awayfrom Brazil. These plants typically will only develop on mature
,,. here is my ( My office staff just gave heat sources in the home. The Christmas cactus, above are found growing in the .stems. Keep the plants away
wallet? Sorry, 1 1me an indoor corn plant right, does best when not exposed to direct sunlight, canopy of shade trees, which from directlighting in the
GARDEN back to the but I have no windows in my ... is why the plant adapted so s evening hours as this will dis-
T[ALI questiori office. Will this plant survive? well on your back porch,pro-., courage flowering
the most Do I need to purchase special especially when no direct or If any house plant begins tected from direct light Rebecca lord,, UF/IFAS
important lighting for it? SC indirect sunlight is available to grow spindly and tall, then I suspect the reason for the County Extension Director for
Beckylordi thing to do.is A The good news about Fortunately for you, the you know it is not receiving bud drop is the extreme ter-. Nassau County and Nassau
to keep water 1.receiving a largeinidoor corn plant, Dracaena frgrans, niuih lUghl and will need to perature change from the out- countyy Horticulture Agent II,,
in the tree stand at all times. plant for the office is these is quite comfortablee in office be rmoed to another area, side to indoors Nloving them is a UnwtErsiv of Floridafacul-
No need to add any of those plants are accustomed to environments. It has become preferably nrar a wiridow, back outside might produce ty member Extnsion locations
elaborate additives suggested being in a controlled environ- so adapted to low light we rec- .1 Iwas given a Chrisms .a an additional shock so I would are the satellite office at the
S by well meaning advisors, just' ment with low lighting and ommended keeping it at least .cactu. last year and I 'not i-commend it Christmas C Onty Building in Yuke and
plain, clean water will do fine. consistent, ambient tempera- eight feet from the direct sun- lved ii. I put it outside on my cactus can tolerate summer ..;;-the main Extension Office in
A well-hydrated tree is less tures. In addition, the newer light exposure of ivindows. In, shady porch and it has temperatures near the 80s but Callahan. The UF/IFAS
likely to drop large amounts fluorescent lights are now most offices, overheadlight- thi ived. It has b~en full of it will show some adverse Nassau County Demonstration.
S of its needles and more impor- offering the broad-spectrum ing is generally on eighthours buds With these cold riights, damage when tempe-atti'res, -Garden is located at the James
tantly it is al. -,,le.-. likely to lighting plants prefer.-These or more., which provides suffi- I decided to bring it inside, drop below 50. This mod rat PagrGovernmental
become a fire hazard. Just a light bulbs will be essential, cdent light for houseplants. Now rhIe plant is losing its temperature range prefereptie Complex and demonstrates best
is one of the reasons why management practices for
many people opt to keep it Norheast Florida. Mail ques-
indoors. You could keep it out- ions 'to Garden Talk, c/o
S'side during the winter and Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
--,--\ -protect it with a light covering Extension, 543350 US1,
,....when temperatures drop '- Callahan. FL 32011. Visit
below 50. http://nassau.ifas.ufl.edu.
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Farmers market
The Red Queen Cakery ,
will have gourmet Christmas
cookies and desserts at the
Fernandina Farmers Market
0n Dec 24. Both sugar and
Ied velvel cookies' will be
available as well as Christmas
cookie jars, red velvet dippers,
chocolate mint and vanilla
-pice eggnog whoopie pies
and Oreo, eggnog and choco-
Jate mint Qake pops. Alsoqaat
th(?Mff at ga d4il ^ Gabriella's Tamales, just har-,
vested lettuces, veggies, toma-
toes, radishes and'more.
To sign up for the E-Mail
Newsletter, go to www.fernan-
dinafarmersmarket.com. The
market is open every Saturday
from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Seventh
and Centre streets. Call 491-
4872 or 'visit www.fernandina-
farmersmarket.com. Visit
www.ameliagarden.com for
information about-the 2012
Amelia Island Garden Show
March 3 and 4.
Citrus dass
On Jan. 11 from 10-11 a.m.,
County Extension Director/
Nassau Horticulture Agent
Rebecca Jordi will conduct a
class on growing and main-
taining citrus plants, at the
Yulee Extension office, 86026
'Pages Dairy Road. The class
will include hands-on instruc-
tion pruning the lemon and
orange trees at the office.
Free and open to the public.
Visit http://nassau.ifas.ufl.

:.tPers/landmatters.html, or call
(904) 879-1019 or 491-7340.
Everyone is welcome to
join Walkin' Nassau as it kicks
off the New Year with a club
meeting Jan. 12 at 6 p m.
upstairs at Cafe Karibo on
North Third Street Dinner
will be available from the reg-
ular menu Meeting starts at
.3(. p.m to discuss ho110 to
participate inthecluband ,I
n allePwa gW14tfor 'I
January through June. For
information contact Dyanne
Hughes at.206-4417ior*
dyhughes@att.net or Jane
Baily at 261-9884 or dnjbai-
'Crash Course'
A Crash Course in North
Florida Gardening by Rebecca
L Jordi, County Extension
Director/Nassau Horticulture
Agent, is a two-day seminar
covering topics on proper
landscape practices and plants
for Northeast Florida.on Jan.
21 and 28 from 9am until
noon at the Yulee Extension
office. Newcomers and those
new to gardening will'gain
needed information for their
home landscapes. Deadline is
Jan. 13 for registration and
payment of $50 per person/
$75 per couple (one book per
couple). Make checks to
Nassau County Extension.
For information see
nassau.ifas, ufl.edu/horticul-
ture/crashcourse.html or call
(904) 879-1019 or 491-7340.



The McArthur Family
YMCA.will offer The Chill
Factor winter day camp Dec.
27-30. Members and non-
members welcome. Free reg-
istration and details at the Y,
1915 Citrona Drive. Call 261-
1080. Visit www.firstcoastym-
ca. org/mcarthur.
Sleuth Camp
Sherlock Holmes is com-
ing to town in January and
kids need to get ready. Join
the Amelia Arts Academy
Dec. 28 and 29, 9 a.m. to noon-
each day. For ages 4-10. Call
Fun mystery
The world's most famous
detective is called to investi-
gate a diamond theft at an
opera house in "Sherlock
Holmes and the Opera House
Mystery," an original stage,
play based on the work of Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle, present-
ed Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. by Amelia
Arts Academy and the Fldrida

Division of Cultural Affairs.
Produced by Atlantic Coast
Theater for Youth, the play is
for the entire family. Tickets
are $6. Call 277-1225.
SAC meeting
The regular School
Advisory Council meeting at
Southside Elementary, 1112
Jasmine St, will be held in
the library on Jan. 9 at 2:30
p.m. Call 491-7941 for infor-
Festival scholarship
The Amelia Island Book
Festival announces that it is
time to apply for the Christa
Powell Walley Writers
Scholarship available to high
school seniors, undergradu-
ate and graduate college stu-
dents with ties to Nassau
County. Named for the late
Christa Powell Walley, daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Powell of Fernandina Beach,
the $2,000 scholarship is dedi-
cated to encouraging writers.
Deadline is Dec. 31. See www.


Communities In Schools-Nassau students earned a free day at Everbank Field. Game day, Dec. 11, marked a win;'
for CIS students and the Jacksonville Jaguars against the Buccaneers. The Jaguars Foundation sponsors the i
Honor Rows Program to motivate students to earn their free ticket and lunch by achieving academic, behavior and
service goals during an eight-week challenge. In addition to Honor Rows, services provided by Communities In
Schools at six Nassau schools before, during and after school would not be possible without the ongoing grant
support of The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation, which has provided over $300,000 to CIS Nassau over past nine
years. For information contact Susan Milana, executive director, at 321-2000.'

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selection of toys including puzzles, games. dolls,
and cars as well as beach and pool toys, stuniffed
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or e-mail Dina at
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The Fernandina Beach High School boys basketball team was home Wednesday night, hosting the Wolfson Wolfpack. Emanuel Brown, left, tries to stand in the way of a Wolfson
player. David Booker, center, with a jumpshot. Tyler Somora, right, pulls down aboard. .

Yulee hosting

boys and girls

county tourney
The Wolfson Wolfpack rolled into town
Wednesday and snapped the Pirates' three-
game winning streak. Wolfsdn won 67-32.
"Year in and year out, Wolfson is one of the
best teams in Northeast Florida," said Matt- -
Schreiber, head 'bd6s basketball cohch at
Fernandina Beach High School. "They're
probably the strongest.team on our schedule. ,
We knew it would be a test
"You have to have a couple of games like
that on your schedule. We're just disappointed.
we didn't play better."
Wolfson, a 7A school with an 8-2 record,
jumped otit to a 15-7 lead and led 29-17 at-half-
time. ,
,The floodgates opened in the second half;
Wolfson outscored the host Pirates 19-5 and
19-10 in the third and fourth quarters, respec-
tively. ; .
Senior Jordan McIntosh'steered the
Pirates, recording another double-double
Night with 13 points and 11 rebounds. He also
had four blocks and a steal.
-.- Teammate Mack Casey had 11 points, six
rebounds and a steal.
.The Pirates won their third game in a row.
Tuesday, defeating host Bolles 35-30.
"Our strength so far has been our
defense," Schreiber said.. "That was a defen-
sive battle. I thought our guys showed great .
resiliency. We played great defense through-.,
out as we tried to figure out ways to score."
.It was another double-double performance
: for McIntosh, who had 10 points and 16
rebounds. He also had a pair of assists and
.four steals.
"As has been the case all year long, Jordan
McIntosh was a monster on the boards,"
Schreiber said.

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Jordan McIntosh, left, had another double-double Wednesday with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Wolfson. Logan Vendola
goes under the basket for two points, center. Mack Casey, right, with a layup.

David Booker also had 10 points to go
along with three bounds and four steals.
Logan Vendola chipped in eight points.
."We fight as a team," Schreiber said. "So
far, we've gotten great senior leadership. I
think that carries down, not only to our team,
but to.the junior varsity.. Everyone in our pro-
gram is doing exactly what we ask for. We're
just trying to get better."

The Pirates (5-5) are idle until next week
when they head to Yulee High School to par-
ticipate in the annual Johnny T.Smith tourna-
ment, a boys and girls county tournament this
year. .
"It's back to the four county schools,"
Schreiber said. "It should be fun for every-
The first game features the West Nassau

Ladies hold annual Santa Derby at Long Point

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Twenty-nine women participated in the
Amelia Island Club Women's Golf
Association's annual Santa Derby tournament
held at the Long Point golf course Dec. 15-16.
Playing on a Thursday and a Friday, the
women were able to improve their, scores hole-
by-hole on the second day. Thursday's scores
were lower than usual because of the cold and
windy weather, but Friday's weather and
scores improved dramatically.
The winner in the first flight was Phyllis
Watson with a 59, with Julie Blake coming in
second with a 63. Sandra Clower placed first in
the second flight with a 66, with Frances
Esposito finishing second with a 66 in a score-
card playoff.
In flight three, Dee Sullivan was first with a
63 and Pat Gieg finished second with a 64.The
fourth flight winner was Sheila Braddock with
a 65, followed by Diane MacDonell with a 66.

Museum tournament
The 10th annual Amelia Island Museum of
History Golf Tournament is Feb. 1. Enjoy a
fun-filled day of golf, food, drinks, contests and
more while supporting the museum.
Entry fee is $150 and includes pre-tourna-
ment party Feb. 16. Prizes for closest-to-the-
pin, longest drive and putting, cart and green
An awards presentation follows play with

Nine-hole winners Jane McCormick, Phyllis Watson, Dee Sullivan, Shelia Braddock
and Sandra Clower.

heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. To regis-
ter, contact Paul Condit at 491-8499.

Fifth anniversary event
The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will hold
its first event of 2012 on Amelia Island, the
fifth anniversary kickoff, Jan. 14-15 at Amelia

National Golf Club.
The tour recently ended its fourth season
of competition and featured more than 1,500
players with more than 3,000 tournament reg-
istrations across 47 events over the course of
the 2011 season.
Registration deadline is Jan. 4. Visit
www.hjgt.com for information.

and lHilliaild girls at. 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Fernandina and Yulee's girls take the court at
4 p.nm. The FBI-IS and West Nassau boys play
at 6 p.m. and HIilliard and Yulec's boys play in
the nightcap-at 7:30 p.m.
Consolation games are slated for 230 p.m.
(girls)-and 4 p.m. (boys). The championship
games start at 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m.


I .. ags, Titans
GAME DAY: The Jacksonville Jaguars con-
clude the regular season with back-to-back
division games, beginning Dec. 24 as they
visit the Tennessee Titans. Kickoff is at 1
p.m. at LP Field.,
consecutive season, the Jaguars had just
two division games in the first half. Saturday
will. be the fourth game in team history on
Christmas Eve. The Jaguars are 2-2 in divi-
sion play with wins against Tennessee and
at Indianapolis. The division champion
Texans, who swept the season series with
the Jaguars, are 4-0 in division play and the
only team with more division wins than the
FINALE': The Jags cap the season at home
Jan. 1 with Indianapolis, also at 1 p.m.
LAST GAME: Playing in their third game in
11 days, the Jaguars lost 41-14 to Atlanta
Dec. 15 The Jaguars had four turnovers
and trailed 27-0'at halftime.
TELEVISION/RADIO: Sunday's game will
be broadcast regionally on CBS, locally on
WTEV CBS47 (Channel 6 cable). Games
are broadcast on'Jaguars Radio Network
stations WOKV AM and FM (690 and
WEBSITE: www.jaguars.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23. 2011 SPORTS News-Leader

Free brrowoompetiion
Boys and girls ages 10-14 are invited to,
participate in the local level, of competition for
the 2012 Knights of Columbus Free-Throw
Championship. The local competition-will be
held Jan. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Peck
Center Gym, 510 S. 10th St., Femrnandina
Last year a number of competitors from
the Femandina Beach and Yulee area pro-
gressed to the finals in Orlando. The champi-
onship is held annually with winners progress-
ing through local, district and state
competitions. International champions are
announced by the K of C international head-
quarters based on scores from the'state-level
competitions. .
All boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligible
and will compete in .their respective age divi-
sions. Last year more than 170,000iUharp-
shooters participated in more than 3,000 local
All contestants on the local level are recog-
nized for their participation in the event.'
Participants are required to furnish proof of
age and written parental consent. For entry
forms or information, contact Tom Smeeton at

F aidina Beach Babe Ruth
Fernandina Beach Babe Ruth League has
opened registration for the spring 2012 sea-
son. Registration will be held through Jan. 28.:
Fees are $80 for T-Ball (ages 4-6) and'rookie
(6-8) leagues; $120 for minor (10 and under),'
major (12 and under) and senior (13-15).
leagues. Late registration is additional $10.
The league also offers scholarships; no.
child will be tumed away. For information, visit
www.FBBRL.com or Facebook, Fernandina
Beach Babe Ruth League.
Babe Ruth is also looking for volunteers,
coaches and sponsors.

The Pirate Pointe Disc Golf Tournament
will be held for ages 18 and up at 11 a.m.
Dec. 24 at Femandina Beach High School.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $10 per
player. The tournament is a doubles best
shot. Like Pirate Pointe DGC. on Facebook for
details and updates. ." .

GaliorBow tickets
Ohio State University will play the
University of Florida in the Jan. 2
TaxSlayer.conm Gator Bowl. The last meeting
between these two storied programs was in
the 2007 BCS National Championship game..
The Ohio State Buckeyes are the Big Ten'
representative and this matchup will mark
Ohio State's second appearance in the Gator
Bowl. Ohio State has appeared in 12 different
bowl.games and the TaxSlayer.com Gator
Bowl will'be their.42nd bowl game.
The Florida Gators, the Southeastern
C..conference representative, will be returning to
Jacksonville fpr the ninth time since making
theii.first bowl appearance in the Jan 1.
1953, Gator Bowl. Their Gator:Bowl record -
stands at 6-2. This will be the 21st consecu-
tive BoWl appearance for the Florida Gators.
The 67th annual Gator Bowl'will be played
Jan 2 at 1 p m in Jacksonville at EverBank
Field and will be televised nationally on
ESPN2 Tickets are $80 for VIP and $60 for
stadium seats Club seats are sold out
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at
(800) 745-3000 or online at
www.gatorbowl cornm

SRun under thelights
Join the Amelia Island Runners
Wednesday nights under the lights from 6-7,
p.m. (weather permitting) at the Femandina
Beach High School track. 435 Citrona Drive.
These weekly runs are open to the public;
Free expert coaching advice is available
most weeks from Roy Benson, a nationally
recognized and published exercise scientist,
and running coach.
Join members from the club for a group .
run every Saturday morning, beginning at 7
a.m. at.Current Running, 815 South Eighth St
All ages and abilities are welcome at these
' group runs and you don t need to be a mem-
ber of the club to participate. For information,
email president@ameliaislandrunners. com.

Organizedbike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Femandinah Beach and around Amelia Island
Thursday starting at 9 a.m and Saturdays

starting at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting. All
rides start from Main Beach. 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 notices at -
www.amelia islandcycling.com or

Bowl for Kds'Sake
Big Brothers Big Sisters of. Northeast Flori-
da will host its annual Bowl for Kids' Sake
fundraiser in February. Bowling dates in Nas-
sau County are Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. Visit
www.bbbsnefl.org to register.

For the third year in a row, the community,.
will.celebrate Wolfson Children's Hospital with
a 55-mile Ultra Marathon and Relay, a Run'
Five to Keep Kids Alive five-mile run and a
one-mile Fun Run, all beginning and ending
at the Jacksonville Landing Jan: 28.
The events, part of "One to Grow On," pre-
sented by RPM Automotive, are a culmination
of a months-long celebration of the patients
who receive life-saving arid life-changing care
at Wolfsori Children's Hospital, the region's
only children's hospital. The hospital, which-
serves tens of thousands of children of all-
ages each year, provides the full range of
pediatric care. Wolfson Children's includes
centers of distinction in cancer. congenital
heart disease, neurosciehnces, neonatology,
orthopaedics and behavioral health.as well as
many other services.
SWJXT Channel 4 is the media sponsor of
the "One to Grow On" celebration which'.has'
already included a Jan. 12 all-day telethon;
last year's event raised morethan $57,000
through gifts from the community. Patient st0
ries will be broadcast on Channel.41hrough-
Sout the months of December and January and
a colossal birthday cake with 55 candles (and.,
one to grow on) outside of the entrance to
Wolfson Children's Hospital,.
Jarn 28 events begin with the 55-mile Ultra
Marathon and Relay that kicks oft at midnight
at the Jacksonville Landing. The Run Five to
Keep Kids Alive is a five-mile run presented
by iMethods that begins after the Ultra
Marathon at 2 pm, also at the Jacksonville
Landing. ,Cost is $20 per person to register.
The one-mile Fun Run begins at 1:30 ptn; the.
-$12 registration will be on-site. '
The runs will-coincide with a Kids' Birthday
Party for the 55 kids honored by."One to
Grow On" arid thei- families along with their
caregivers and the Ultra Marathoners as well
-. as celebrity hosts with WJXT.
To read palienh stories for more informa-
tion about the Run 5 to Keep Kids Alive or tbet.
Ultra Marathoners or to ind out how you can
"Light a Candle to Help a Child at Wolfson
Children's Hospital, visit http://www.wolf-.
son55.org. To support the cause, you can
also find them on Facebook at
http//wwwfacebook com/woltson55 For"
information on Wolfson Children's Hospital,
visit www.wolfsonchildrens org

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

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

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup ga'mesSaturdays at 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the petanque
courts at the south end of the downtown mari-
na. Petanque (pay-t9nk) is a cousin of both
'horseshoes and bocce, the Italian bowling
game. The public is always welcome to join
SFor information, call 491-1190. : '"

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The city of Fernandina nastics trom 5 15-6 15 p m months 1 $225 non-city)
Beach Recreation Depart- Thursday s classes are from Personal training is available
ment (city website www.fbfl. 4-4:55 p.m. for beginning Fee is $30 per session, $75
us) offers: gymnastics and cheer tum- per week (three sessions) or
Winter adult basketball bling from 5:15-6:15 p.m. $200 a month (two sessions
league registration is open Annual fees are $10 to the per week for four weeks).'
through Jan. 6 at the Atlantic city and $12 to AAU for insur- Dietary analysis and food pro-
Center. Games are on Mon- ance. Tuition is'$99 for 10 gram. Call Jay at 277-7364:.
"day and Thursday nights at weeks for an hour per week Adult volleyball is from 7-
Peck Gym. Teams must have for city residents ($120 non- 9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
matching colors (check avail= city). Instructor is Shari Riepe. at Peck Gym. Cost is $2 per
ability when registering). Team Call (904) 404-6758 or visit day for city residents ($5 non).
fee is $250 and due Jan. 6". www.freshspiritadventures. Open basketball is Mon-
Contact Jay Robertson at com. days and Wednesdays from
277-7350, ext. 2013, or Peck Gym weight room is 11 a.m. to 5:15.p.m., Thurs-
jrobeitson@fbfl.org open from 11 a.m. to.7 p.m.: daysfrom 11 a.m. to7 p.m.
Gymnastics and tumbling Monday through Friday and and weekends from 11 a.m. to
forcheer classes are held at from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. '4 p.m. at Peck Gym.
the Peck Center.. Classes Saturdays and Sundays. Cost Coed exercise is from
Tuesday are for Tiny is $3 a day, $25 a month for 5 6:30-7:30 p.m Tuesdays and
Tumbles from 3:30-4 p.m.; city residents ($31.25 non- Thursdays at the MLK Center.
intermediate gymnastics from city), $120 for sixth months Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
4-5 p.m.; and beginning gym- ($150 non-city) or $180 for 12 (non-city).


'Girls Basketball
Dec. 30 Consolation/champ
Jan. 5 si E ..3,:.:pa'
Jan. 9 ati 3v'e i rasrau
Jan. 11 EiSH-iPE si~.Di'E
'Jan. 12 at Providence
Jan. 17 at St. Joseph
.1r' 20 FIRST C $T, CHR
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Jan. 24' BALDWIN
Jan. 26 at Bishop.Snyder
Feb. 2 District at West Nassau.
'. Feb. 4 District at West Nassau


Boys Basketball
Dec, 29 COUNTY
Dec. 30' COUNTY ,4
Jan. 3, at Providence '
Jan. 5 OAKLEAF .
Ja n 6 F ER f1 1i. r 1ir4 1
Jan. 10 Ui]l 'iEriSfT :-IRIST.
Jan. 13 WVSi I I .'LU
Jan. 20 ai F:rriri.3,ir
Jan. 23 at Bolles
Jan. 31 BROACH
Feb.. 2 at Oakleaf
Feb. 3, at University Chnstian
Feb. 7 'District at FBHS
Feb. 11 District at FBHS
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Boys Basketball
Dec. 29-30 JT Smith at Yulee
Jan. 3 at Baldwin 7:30
Jan. 6 at Yulee* 7:3C
Jan. 12 atMenendeZ 7:30
SJan 17- at West Nassau*
Jan. 20 YULEE 7:3C
Jan. 24 at Episcopal 7:3
Jan 27 WEST NASSAU. 7:3C
Jan. 31 at Trinity 7:30
Feb. 2 BOLLES 7:30
Feb. 3 r HILLIARD 7:3C
Feb. 10 DISTRICT4-4A'
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Girls Basketball
Dec. 29 County at Yulee
Dec.30 '_ :cur, al Yulee
Jan. 5' at Bishop Kenny 7:3C

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Boys Soccer
Jan. 4 'at Yulee" 6:00
Jan. 5 at Raines' 7:20
Jan.11 WOLFSON 6:00
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Jan. 6-7 'i .'lav l'jrsm y 3:00
Jan. 11 EPI-:CCF.L "":, 6:30;
Jan. 21 at UC tourney 10am
Jan. 13 at Flaglertourney 3:00
Jan. 14 at Flagler tourney 3:00
Jan. 18 at Fletcher 6:00
Jan. 25 RAINES-- 6:00
Feb.5, District3-1A ,
Jan. 7 atClay Rotary, IBT tourney
Jan. 10 at Glynn Academy. -
Jan. 11 at Bishop Kenny
Jan. 19 atSandalwood/Raines
Jan. 21 UG, IBTtourney
Jan. 22 UC, IBT tourney
Jan. 29 at Camden JV tourney
Feb. 11 FR i.?,:.ral i9a I. iay '.

Feb. 17 SiaI" La.il. an -
Feb. 18 ElaeS al Lai 'e 1n
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Jan'5 at Raines*, 5:30
Jan. 6 a [Fro..der.:e 6:00
Jan. 10 ,TArIT:.|r 6:00
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Jan., 20 District at Yulee
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.ar, 9 al T-C . 7:20
Sar, 12 al F.rtCoa-t. 6:00,'
Jan 23-27 D,0rnC. ai FBHS .

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.Jan.,9 atTC 5:30
Jan.'12. atFBHS 6:30 T'
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Jan. 6 at Callahah 6:30/7:30
.Jan. 9 -HILLIARD. 2/5:00
Jan. 10 CAMDEN, 4/5:00.
Jan. 12 at Fernandina,' 2:20/5:30 ',
Jan. 17 FERNANDINA 2:30/5:30
Jan. 19 -CALLAHAN 6:30/7:30.
Jan.'20 County semifinals at FBMS
Jan. 21 County at Callahan
Jan. 30 .at Charlton 4:30/5:30 .
Feb. 4 Florida-Georgia champ. TBA '
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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 23. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

She's the holiday lady
News Leader

Manager Maureen Roughan
couldn't say enough about her
S. 'electronics lead and holiday
specialist, Vivi-Anne Cryder.
S_ "Nothing is more important
to her than treating every cus-
,tomer like a friend. She has
extensive product knowledge
A :.- i to help customers make an
Io := informed decision. Vivi-Anne
Aw' ^ shares the holiday spirit year-
round, and having her as part of
our Kmart staff makes it a joy
6 to come to work."
Cryder was only 19 years
old when she began working
at Kmart 27 years ago.
U: ."We have a great group of
people here," she says. "Not
only do we care about our cus-
tomers, we also care about one
Working in the holiday dec-
,. .-_ ..." ". orations department keeps..
-. Cryder on her toes.
"Our job is to serve and
make sure people are ready for
S Too Busy To Cook The Night Before Christmas? Christmas. I love it when they
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Setting up t[e di play in the

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effort. With four aisles of dec-
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pitch in and do their pairL.
"We decorated 16 trees this
year from 4.5 feet to nine feet
tall, and it took us an entire day*
just to do that."
With the new ensemble dec-
orations, Cryder says even peo-
ple wiho think they can't deco-
rate can turn out a beautiful
"Everything matches and
you can create all kinds of dif-
ferent looks from country
Christmas to elegant or classy.
We even ha;e Gatoi or beachy
ornaments." '
1When folks say they're all
thumbs at decorating. Cryder
first inquil es about the family's
traditions. gets some informa-
tion about family members and
checks on the budget. With
these collected facts, she can
make suggestions designed to
help the customer create'a
memorable. personalized tree
"We can show them how to
make it beautiful even when
they aren't very guod at it. I
show th-.rn i he ree I did and
tell them if I can make a tree.
beautiful, anyone can!"
Some of the most popular
decorations l his year are inflat-

"We want every customer
to leave Kmart happy with
their experience," says hol-
'iday specialist Vivi-Anne
Cryder, above. "When
folks come in saying
they're all thumbs at deco-
rating, I show them my
tree and say if I can do it,
anyone can," she says. A
country barn ornament
and gingham fabric circle
garlands are part of the
homespun holiday collec-
tion, left.

ables, icicle lights. net lights
and lighted reindeer
Cryder shares her home
with husband, James, daugh-
ter Angela and the family's
feline companion, Morgan
She's the nursery coordina-
tor and Tiny Tones Choir
director at Amelia Baptist
Church and loves motorcycle
Kmart is located at 1525
Sadler Road Phone 261-2004
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Resolve to try art

in the New Year

Art association will help
If your resolution for 2012 is to master a new skill, or
you've just always wanted to learn to paint, draw or sew, the
Island Art Association will offer several new classes in
-January at its Art Education Center, 18 N. Second St.,
Fernandina Beach.
Lisa Inglis will teach basic drawing from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
each Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and
25. Class fee is $150.
Have you been thinking about taking art classes but
you're not sure where to start? These
classes are taught from the perspective
of a former high school art teacher -
there are no expectations of previous
experience or "natural talent." All that is
needed is the desire to learn. This series .
will'help you gain more confidence in
your abilities, sharpen.your skills and will
help lay a-foundation for any future class-
P es you may wish to take.
Being able to render an image is a
basic building block to creating your own
artwork. It is with that in mind that the ,
first set of classes Inglis is offering will be focused on basic
drawing skills. The emphasis will be on the process more I
than the product so the only supplies you will need to bring
are plain white paper (copy paper is fine), a standard No.'2
pencil, a ruler and one piece of poster board. This class is
appropriate for all skill levels including "no skills at all."
Inglis is a member of the Island Art Association. She has
a bachelor's degree in ai t education and is former high :
school art teacher who loves to bring the joy of creating and
discovery to new people.
To register contact Inglis at 557-1131 or
scottlisainglis@bellsouth net (preferred) A 50O non-refund-
able deposit is required to guarantee your space. The
remaining balance will be due prior to the first class.
Christy Woods will hold a sLx-week basic sewing series'on
Monday from 6-9 p m Jan 16..2 and 30 and Feb
13.20 and 27 Fee is 860 per student.
This is a basic sewing class in which stu-. fAMti
dents will bring their own portable sewing Q1
machines and materials and learn to make
tote bags using a pattern. .
Woods has a bachelor's degree from
FSU in interiors and textile'- She taught
home economics in adult education and city extension serv-
ices and has a local custom drapery 'slipcover business.
Creative Distinctions She is a member of the Island Art,
To nr'.ll contact W\oods at 5 F-'h1112 ',r
christywoods,''eartlllink inet Matrerial icquiLrim-enti--will be-
furnished upon enriollrrmeni Woods is offering this lo.-cos
course out of a conviction that in the current economic cli-:
mate, with homeieconomics no longer being taught in public
schools, many folks want to learn to "do it themselves." You
will have fun while learning in this very interactive class
Limited to 10 students.
Jon.Houglim of Fianklin. NC ill instruct masteringg
Amelia Island in Oils" Jan. 19-20 frorn 9 31.a m -4 p m each
Ori day one Houglunm will
demonstrate his painting
teclrhniques, how he mnixes
colors, and how to block in a
beautifully unique scene of
Arnelia Island Hewilllec-
ture and demonstrate in
solid painting techniques and problem solving techniques in
the oil medium; with reliance on the fundamentals and dis-
coveries of the Old Masters.
Houglum's individualized instruction will help students
Visualize the pictorial potentials of son.-s and they will begin
to produce a painting with vitality in design. value and color
ART Continued on 2B '

Learn bow to take a 'wow!" photo like Maria Struss' "Coming in for a Landing" at a photography workshop spon-
sored by the Wild Amelia Nature Festival and the city of Fernandina Beach on Saturday, Jan. 28.

'Wow'- with photos

Nature photography workshop will show you how
D o youth want to learn.howto take son. Participants should bring lunch ferent types of lighting, their uses am
photographs of wild places and This creative class vill cover the the best times of day to photograph d
wildlife that will make viewers', important elements of creating "wow" ferent landscapes or wildlife. The nex
D jaws drop and say -simply, photographs that stand out from the three hours will be devoted to the art
"Wow!"? Ifso, consider registering for crowd, win admiration -and even con- composition. Included in that compor
the nature photography course offered tests! The class will be geared toward will be a discussion of the different ty
by the Wild Amelia Nature Festival and- photographic creativity, but it will also of lenses for cameras and how differ
its partner, the Parks and Re:creation touch on essential elements of exposure, lengths from ultra-wide to telephoto
Department of the, ciry of F.ri nandina aperture and shutter speed can aid in making a winning image.
Beach, One thing that can diminish a photo- Participants will learn how to blur bai
T'he "Wow! Photos" :.1ir_- ',.'.ill be --graph-k u rrder'-or over-exposure, so the grounds and create photographic illu
held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m.-5 first 90 minutes will address simple tech- sions in the photography.
p ni, at the Atlantic Avenue Recreation niques that can be used with any type of In the final hour of the class, partii
Center The instructor will be Maria adjustable camera to create a well- pants will judge a slide show of 30)
Struss, a professional phi'torapher Cost exposed photo.
for the seven-hour course is '79 per per- The next 90 minutes will focus on dif- WOW! Continued on 2B

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Wild Nite toexploreTimeless Tidewater Timucuans

The Wild Amelia Nature
Festival has announced that
the topic for the monthly Wild
Nite nature forum on
Tuesday. Jan 11. at 7 pn at
the Peck Center in
Fernandina Beach will be the
first residents of Amelia, ,
Island. the native Timucuans.
Craig Murris. interpretive
ranger from the Timucuan
Preserve. will speak aibut the
Tinieliss Tidewater .
Timucuans".and their rela-

tionship to the natural world
The program is free and open
to the pub lic
The Timucuar native peo-
ple lived in a broad area of
north Florida and southeast
Georgia. There were, at onee
time, 35 kingdoms of the
Timucuan people. The popu-
lation numbered in the tens of
thousands. Tall, highly.tat-
to ed agrarian hunter-gather-
ers, the eastern Timucuans
were good fishermen as well

as farmers. They may have
been the first native people to
greet Ponce de Leon and
other explorers.
Though generally peace-
ful, there were encounters :
with Europeans and other
tribes. Yet their disappear-
ance as a people can be more.
directly linked to disease;
they had no immunity to
Eumropean diseases like small-
Epidemics weakened this

native population and most
had died by the mid-18th cen-
Learn more about the first
residents of Northeast
Florida at the Jan. 10 Wild
Nite. For more information
about upcoming Wild Nite
programs, the annual Wild
Amelia Nature Photography
Contest and the sixth annual
Wild Amelia Nature Festival,
scheduled for May 18-20, visit

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Join a park ranger to learn about the difference.
between a conch and a
whelk, or a cockle and a
clam on Dec.24 at 2 p,m.
at the Ribault Club on
Fort George Island
Cultural State Park.
- Discover how to identify
many of the frequently
.found shells that wash up on the Talbot Islands
State Parks shores. No reservations are necessary
and the program is free. For information contact
the Talbot Islands Ranger Station at (904) 251-
2320. Visit www.floridastateparks.org.

Florida folk group
Tammerlin performs in
Hixon Auditorium of
the Cummer Museum
of Art & Gardens. 829
Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, on Dec.27
at7 p.m.With a sound
that is a step off the well-beaten path. Tammerlin
has garnered praise from critics worldwide. Their
innovative performances offer exceptional guitar

playing, well-crafted origin al songs and tradition-
al tunes pulled from the heart of American
music. "Wintersong" is a unique holiday program
featuring ancient carols, songs of the winter
season, readings and poems, which was first pre-
sented at the Smithsonian in 2001. Free for mem-.
bers and non-members. For information call (904)
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The North -
Florida Chapt~er
of the NAMES
Project is pro- I -w
viding two pan-
els of the AIDS ,U:'. -
Memorial Quilt for viewing through Dec. 30 at
Baptist Medical Center Nassau, 1250 South 18th
St.. Fernandina Beach.
The quilt, founded in 1987 as a poignant memo-
rial. is a powerful tool for use in preventing new
HIV infections, and the largest ongoing commu-
nity arts project in the world.

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites
you to its next Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Jan. 4 at
noon. Thea Seagraves will be presenting women's
fashion in America from its early colonization.

! period to 1910. Specifically, she'll
be discussing women's under-
garments and why women wore ,.* _.
what they wore.
While outwardly much has
changed in fashion over the
years, when one takes a closer 7
look much has stayed the same :
as well. This event is free and
open to the public. For more
information contact Alex at 261-
7378, ext. 102 or

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The 'Wild Nite" evening of stargazing at Fort
Clinch State Park, originally scheduled for Nov.
18, has been rescheduled for Jan. 20 from 7-9 p.m.,
with entry into the fort beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The event was postponed because cloud cover
threatened to ruin the viewing.
Astronomers from the Northeast Florida
Astronomical Society (NEFAS) will be on hand
with their big telescopes to offer insight about the
evening's sky sightings. The event is freehand
open to the public. Bring chairs, a blanket, insect
spray, a flashlight and dress for the weather. The
make-up date will be Jan. 27. Visit
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The Talbot Islands have
a rich cultural history that
dates back over 5,000
years. Join a park ranger
for a look Into these past
cultures and the artifacts \"
they left behind on Dec. 31
at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club
on Fort George Island
Cultural State Park. No -
reservations are necessary-
and the program is free. For
information contact the Talbot
Islands Ranger Station at
(904) 251-2320. Visit

The Amelia Island Book
Festival has launched its
new website with the 2012
festival schedule and and a
preview author lineup at
val.com. Tickets are on sale
for members and will be avail-
able to the public starting Jan.
1. Become a member or
renew your membership to
have first choice of events like
the Author's Luncheon,
Writers' Workshops and the
Festival Gala- "Once Upon A
Book Island." Tickets are also
available by phoning (904)
624-1665 or mailing to:.
Amelia Island Book Festival,
P.O. Box 824, Amelia Island,
FL 32035.
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The Jan. 10 meeting of
the Amelia Island Quilt
Guild willfeature designer
June Colburn with a trunk
show of fabrics, quiltsand
garments collected during
her 20-year odyssey, living
and traveling around the
globe. From royal robes to
hand-dyed wax-resist batiks,
learn more about the impor-
S. stance of fabrics in Balinese ,
culture, how expert dyers cre-
ate their effects and see'
* examples of contemporary
batiks used in. wearable art,
quilts and more. The quilt
guild holds monthly meetings
at 7 p.m. on the second
Tuesday at the Woman's
Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave.
Programs are free and open
to the public. For information
visit aiquilters.com.
The Friends of the
Fernandina Beach Library's
'Annual Literary Luncheon
will take place Jan: 13 at ,,,
noon in the Heron Room at
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation Resort, 6800
First Coast Hwy. Guest
speaker Lu Vickers, author of
Cypress Gardens, America's
Tropical Wonderland: How
Dick Pope Invented Florida,
will share her motivations for
writing this book and her
research on Pope's creation,
the rich history of the land-
mark attraction and its decline
following the construction of
Walt Disney World and its out-
look for the future as part of
Legoland Florida.
Tickets are. $35 for FOL
members and $45 for hon- .
members and are available at
the Femandina.Beach library.
A vegetarian lunch must be
reserved in advance. For
information email Fernandina
LibFriends@gmailcom or visit
www.nassaureads.com and
click on Friends of the Library:.
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The city of Fernandina
Beach will host its first
annual Wing King
Competition on Jan. 14 at

the Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center with two
cooking categories, best
wings and hottest wings.
fee is $25 for obe category .or
'$50 for both. Register until
Jan. 6 at the rec center.
Timed eating competitions
include the 'Tongue Torch,"
eating six of the hottest wings,
and the "Iron Stomach," eat-
ing the most wings. Register
the day of beginning at f1
nh.. Food judging begins at
12:30 p.m. and eating con-
tests at 1 p.m. For information
contact Jay at 277-7350, ext.
2013 or jrobertson@fbfl.org.
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The Amelia Island
Genealogical Society will
offer its'annual Beginner
Genealogy Course starting
Jan. 14 from 9:30 a.m.-noon
at the Fernandina Beach
Police Department
Community Room, 1525
Lime St., and running five
successive Saturdays through
Feb. 11. Topics include
Introduction to Family History;
Searching Census and Vital
Records; Church and Cemrne-
tery Records; Newspapers
and Digital Books; Court-
house Research; Libraries
and Archives: Organization
and Choosing Software;
Military Records; and Immi-
gration and Emigration. In.,
addition, participants will have'
the opportunity for individual
-research time with a mentor..
Cost is $30 per person or $45
per couple both include a
one-year AIGS membership -
or $10 for AIGS members.
Sign up at any Nassau
County library or contact,
Marie Santry at 321-3460 or
mcsantry@comcast net

.Amelia Residents In
Action for the Symphony
(ARIAS) will host its annual
black-tie fundraising gala to
,support music education pro-
grams and Jacksonville -
Symphony Orchestra partici-
patfon in Nassau County on
Jan. 15.at 5.30 p.m. at The
Ritz-Carlton,'Amelia Island.
For information and reserva-
-tions call 261-0105.

The Amelia Island Book
Festival presents "Words &
Music with Tom Kimmel,"
singer. -songwriter and poet,
o") Feb.3 at8B p.m. at Burns
Hall of Si. Peter's Episcopal
Church. Admission is a dona-
tion of $15. For details visit
'val.com or call k904) 624-

The Boys and Girls
Clubs of Nassau County
Foundation's annual benefit
wll be held Feb. 24 at The
Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
with Bonnie St. John, a
nationally recognized source
of inspiration as an athlete,
author and executive coach.
Growing up in a crime-rid-
den environment, St. John
lost her leg to a medical disor-
der at age 5 but found support
in Boys and Girls Club mem-
bership. The 1984 Paralym- ,
pics bronze medal winner in.
the slalom graduated with,
honors from Harvard, earned
her master's at Oxford as a
'Rhodes Scholar and served
on the White House National
Economics Council. Call 261-
8666. Visit www.bgcnassau.
.org. Email info@bgcnassau.


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Drum circle not meeting
The Femandina Beach Drum Circle
will not meet during the winter months.
It will resume in the spring. To be put on
the email list for notification of meeting
times and location call Barbara Hill at
556-3219 or Doug Bryon at 556-1606.
One need not possess or purchase a
drum to participate.
Instrumentation centers on drums
and percussion but may include
other instruments such as flutes,
didgeridoos and other non-percussion
Volunteer needed
The Historic Femandina Business
Association is looking for a volunteer to
manage its "Sounds on Centre" pro-
gram, a series of free community con-
certs held at Second and Centre streets
from 6-8 p.m the first Friday of each
month from March through October. For
information contact Tom Hughes, asso-
ciation president, at magnasalon@bell-
south.net or 321-0404
Violin concerto
The Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra presents a concert with
Joshua Bell, violin, and Fabio Mechettl,
conductor, on Jan 7 at 8 p.m. perform-
ing Bruch's beloved Violin Concerto in
Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the
Times-Union Center for the Performing
Arts. Tickets and additional information
are available through the Jacksonville
Symphony Box Office at (904) 354-
5547, or online at JaxSymphony.org.
Community concert
St Peter's Community Concert
Series will present "Seasons of Love"
Jan 13 at 7 p.m
Featuring vocalist Diane Parrish and
pianist Ira Pittman. the concert will pres-
ent songs from the Broadway musicals
"Wicked." "South Pacific," "Cabaret,"
"Les Miserables,' "White Christmas"
and others
The concert will be held in St. Peter's
sanctuary. No tickets are necessary, but
a love offering will be taken at the door
A reception will follow in Bums Hall. For
Information contact Jan Smith or Rich
Smith at St. Peter's, 261-4293 or
ARIAS dinner/concert
Amelia Residents in Action for the
Symphony (ARIASI will host its annual
black-tie fundraising gala to support
music education programs and
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra par-
ticipation in Nassau County on Jan 15
at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia
Island. For information and reservations
call 261-0105.

Instrument Zoo
The Instrument Zoo, a program
sponsored by the Amelia Residents In
Action for the Symphony (ARIAS) that
takes 30-plus instruments to all Nassau
County fourth grades, is staffed by vol-
unteers and needs 14 people on each
of 21 mornings during January and
February Men and women are wel-
come. Each student has hands-on fun
and instruction with each instrument.
Ideally volunteers can give a maximum
of six mornings over the two-month pro-
gram. You do not need to know how to
play an instrument a workshop will be
held in early January. For information or
to volunteer, contact Barbara Zacheis,
coordinator, at 321-5639. or Rachel
Smith, scheduler, at 491 -3829.
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N.
Second St., Femandina Beach; from 7-
10 p.m. the first Wednesday of each
month. Musicians are invited to sit in for
one song or 1he whole night. To join the
mailing list submit your email to beech-
flyer @bellsouth net.
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee, 207 Centre
St., hosts a music circle on Saturdays
from 7:30-10 p.m. featuring great local
musicians. Admission is free and all are
welcome Come enjoy dessert, coffee
and music
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Cruises'Adull 'BYOB"
Twilight Tours are held Friday and
Saturday. Tickets are $29 per.peison at
1 North Front St, Fernandina Beach, or
call 261-9972 or book online at
Bonito's, 614 Centre St., live music
Call 261-0508.
Dog Star Tavern
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St
live music. Visit Dog Star on Facebook.
Call 277-8010.
Green Turte
The' Green Turtle 14 S. Third St.,
live music Call 321-2324.
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead, 2045 South
Fletcher Ave., karaoke on Sunday
nights with Daddy "O0" DJ. Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Hammerheadbar Islandbbq
Instant Groove
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carlton,
Amelia Island.

O'Kane's Irish Pub and Eatery, 318
Centre St., free trivia each Monday at
7:30 p.m., wine tasting the third,
Tuesday at 6 30 p.m with 10 wines for
$10 along with cheese and crackers
and live entertainment, dart tournament
every Tuesday at 7 30 p.m.; Dan Voll
Tuesday from 7:30-11.30 p.m.; the
Turner London Band Thursday from
8 30 p m.-mldnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8-30 pm -1230 a.m Call
261-1000 Visit www okanes com.
Palace Saloon
' The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St..
Monday nights reggae with Pili Pili and
Chillakaya One: Tuesdays Buck Smith
Project; Wednesdays Wes Cobb;
Thursday Hupp & Rob in the Palace &
DJ Buca in Sheffield's; Fridays and
Saturday regional bands and DJ
Anonymous at Sheffield's. Call Bill
Chllders at 491-3332 or email
bill@thepalacesaloon com.
The third annual Bad Santa party
and contest Dec. 24 will offer $250 in
cash to the Sexiest Santa and a $100
bar tab to the Ugliest Sweater at the
stroke of midnight to ring in Christmas
Picante Grill, Rotisserie and Bar.
464073 SR 400, Suite 2, Yulee, live
music every first and last Saturday of
the month from 7-10 p.m Call 310-
9221 Visil www picantenassau.com.
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach, 2910
Atlantic Ave., The Macy's play each
Wednesday from 6-9 p m ; trivia
Thursday; live music every Friday and
Saturday at 8 p m Call 310-6904. Visit
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S.
Fletcher Ave., The Macy's Irl the lounge
from 6-10 p.m Fridays and Saturdays;
shaggin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-
7 p.m Pili Pili in the tiki bar Wednes-
days from 5 30-9 30 p.m., live music in
the bar all weekend. Call 277-6652.
Visit www.slidersseaside.com. Join
Sliders on Facebook and Twitter
The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave., presents Andy
Haney tonight, Reggle Lee Dec 24:
open Christmas Day; live entertainment
Dec 26; Stevie "Fingerz" Dec. 27; DJ
Roc Dec. 28; Ernie and Debi Evans
Dec 29, Richard Stratton Dec. 30; Rod
Stewart tribute by Kenny Holliday (and
DJ Rocl Dec 31 Call 261-5711.


Greyfield Masquerade Ball is Dec. 31 from 9 p.m.-1 at Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher
a.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Grand Ballroom, Ave. For information'call 277-6652. Visit
Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island, an evening of glamour and style reminiis- wwwslidersseaside.com.
Ga., will host a reflective start to the New cent of Truman Capote's infamous Black
Year, beginning with an oyster roast Dec.- and White Ball of 1966. Enjoy lavish Rod Stewart tribute
31 and ending the evening counting food, live music, dancing, ppen bar. and The Surf Restaurant and Bar, 3199
down to midnight under the sparkling fireworks. Black and white attire is .South Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach,.
stars with a roaring-bonfire. encouraged. Masks will be provided and presents a Rod Stewart Tribute by
For information call 261-6408 or stop guests are welcome to bring their own. Kenny Holliday (and IJ Roc) on Dec. 31.
by the office at 4 N. Second St., Must be 21 or older and provide valid ID Call 261-5711 for details.
Fernandina Beach. Email at registration.
seashore@greyfieldinn.com. Cost is $185 per adult, including gra- O'Kanes .
Club ance tuity. Call 277-1100 for reservations. Join the gang at O'Kane's Irish Pub &
ce w i SO Eatery, 318 Centre St. for a New Year's
The TerpsichorearinDance Club will Eve to remember. Enjoy live entertain-
hold a members dance on Dec. 31 from The mpnt in the pub with the Turner-London
8:30.p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Walkers Landing Jacksonville Band featuring Davis and Pam Turner
at Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Enjoy Symphony and Hal London. In the main dining
music by The Roadies of Waycross, Ga. Orchestra room countdown to midnight all over the
Bring your own bottle, with heavy hours presents '. world on the 10-foot projection TV
d'oeuvres and'soft drinks provided along 'Toast! To the \. screen. New Year's Eve dinner special
with champagne for a midnight toast to New Year!" on includes surf & turf and a champagne
welcome the New Year. Dress is coat and. Dec. 31 at 30 .. toast and New Year's day enjoy tradition-
tie for men and evening dress for p.m. with ,/ al favorites including blackeye peas and
women. 'Fabio collard'greens.
Guests may attend for a temporary M1echett.. con- -
.membership fee of $100 per couple in ductor, and i3 W"
advance or $125 at the door. RSVP to 'specialguests Join the Nassau County Sierra Club
583-2785 and leave your name and phone to be on New Year's Day for a Beach Walk and
number or email lrd1934@att.net. announced, in Clean Up. Meet at Slider's Beach Park at
SRobert E. 10 a.m. Participants will walk to Peters
JUSt r s Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times- Point, approximately 2.5 miles. A picnic
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Union Center for the Performing Arts. lunch will be served after the walk that
is featuring a Mad Scientist themed Enjoy the;conGert, a party and -midnight will include the customary New Year's
evening Dec. 31 for children five fireworks., blackeye peas and greens for good luck.
through 12 including a dinner buffet, Tickets and additional information Bring gloves, plastic bags for trash,
games and a two-hour interactive show are available through the Jacksonville water and sunscreen. Please RSVP so
by the Mad Scientist. Cost is $125 inclu- Symphony Box Office at (904) 354-5547, organizers can plan the picnic. Email
sive and reservations are required. Call or online at JaxSymphony.org. Karen Miller, Nassau County Sierra Club
277-1100. Outings Leader coordinator at kareni.
a W toga party penpal.miller@gmail.com. Leave your
Black& White Ball Ring in the New Year with a toga name and phone,number in case of can-
A New Year's Eve Black & White party Dec. A1 starting at 9 p.m. upstairs cellation due to weather.

WOfW Conti ed B reserve their spot as soon as Amelia Nature Festival, Will you, as a participant
W W Continued from 1B possible, in person at the scheduled for May 18-20, ,in the "Wow! Photo" course,
images and participate in a Atlantic Avenue Recreation sponsors an annual Nature be among the winners? With
discussion of what aspects of Center. Pay with cash, check Photography Contest with cat- the tools, techniques and con-
each image add or detract or credit card, Or register by egories for amateurs, profes- cepts you will learn in the
from what can be award-win- phone, using a credit card, by signals, adults and children. photo class, your odds of will-
ning quality. calling the Rec Center at 277- Entries for the fourth annual ing,will greatly improve! For
Registration for this "Wow" 7350. For more information contest can be submitted more information about the
photography course will be about the photo class, call from Jan. 1 through April 6. Wild Amelia Nature Festival
accepted through Friday, Jan. course planner Steve The winning images will be and /or the Nature
20. Seating is limited so par- Leimberg at 491'-0474. announced at the festival on Photography Contest, visit
ticipants are advised to The sixth annual Wild May 19 at 3:30 p.m. www.wildamelia.com.

ART Continued from 1B
Day two, students will
revisit the painting, making
the darks darker and the
lights lighter, to show visual
Demonstrations, art histo-
ry and anecdotal information
will be added to the class
presentation as "the spirit

leads." Materials list will
be furnished upon registra-
Houglum received a BS
degree in art education at
Moorhead State University.
He studied privately under
Dutch master Antonias
Raemaechers and for two
years at the John Herron Art

He has taught in the
Florida public school system
and given private lessons
since 1976. He established
Houglum Fine Art Studio &
Gallery in Florida, and moved
and reestablished to Franklin,
N.C, in 1996.
Fee is $200, with a $100 -
deposit required at registra-
tion. Register by calling (828)

369-7274 or (828) 371-0076.
Visit www.houglumfineart.
com. Email houglumfin-
eart2@frontier.com. For infor-
mation contact Louise
Malone, (904) 612-9496, or
Pat Hooks, 277-2597, or
call/visit the Island Art
Association, 18 N. Second St,
Fernandina Beach, 261-7020.
Visit www.islandart.org.




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204 Work Wanted
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301 Schools &
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hands on Aviation. Maintenance Career.
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chairs $40, apartment size sofa $30,
TV cabinet $30, cedar chest $30. Call
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610 Air Conditioners
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to central & window AC's, refrigerators
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611 Home Furnishings|
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good condition, $250. King size
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condition, $450. (904)310-6151

802 Mobile Homes
TRAILER FOR SALE 1979 Skyline,'
12x61, 2BR/1BA, very good condition.
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851 Roommate Wanted

In 3BR/2BA house. $100' per week +
$100 deposit. All utilities included.
Som 1? 852 Mobile Homes

fe 'V( 1' RENT/BUY Owner finance. Large re-
S. modeled 28x80 DWMH, 3/2, den,
S CH&A, 1 ac fenced corner lot, Nassau-
ville. Avail now. $800 + dep. 261-5034'


95330 Spinaker 3792 sf. 4BR/3.5BA
gorgc'r,i.5 ocean view home located in the.
exclusive .Amelia Island community of
Summer Be.ch. Grand t o srory living room
with fireplace, private library/office
.V/fireplace, gourmet kitchen .with high end
ippliinc c. Master Suire offers separate sitting
rWom fPacug the ocean. Master bath features
separate vanities, large shower and oyvesized
jetted tub. Community Pool. Available fully
furnished. On I-,land S3,500. mo

8.6459 Eastport --2059 st" 4- '3BA beaulIn.
y-')lf course mimmnunirtv If N Hampton.
JLagoqn pool :ind pa '.irh ,outdoor kitchen
(3 erIoIkAinI ellU li.ndIscpeJ and fenced
L.ic k.1rd B ipgr.ided Ltchen with Stailess
appliances, overlooks 1-amiuly Rom Nirlh
fireplace. 1Breakfast area as wllU as formal
Dining Room. I.:ire. screened .laaT.'Two car
garage. Community .mciuics galore Pets ak.
Off Island. $1,8.. mo

95269 Mackinas 2492 zf. 4BR 2BA homc in
beautiful Harrisdn (Cove inm Lclu. t'i Summer
1c.iclh \\,"i'd and rdle tloonig throughout.
'7l.Il ,.Jppinted I-JrchLn olerholJking birec
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Pe1rs -', On I-and. 51,850,'mo


96928 Buccaneer 1591 sf. 3BR/2BA
Si.Iuthend home located under the canopy of
oaks on Buccaneer Trail. Completely
tenovated but still retains the original heart of
pine walls and ceilings. Three car garage. Pets
ok. On Island. S3,500:I mo

86201 Sand Hickory 2437 sf. 4BR/2.5BA
Hickory Village. two story within walking
distance to schools .Upgr-dcd Kitchen with
granite counter tops opening tro I .iriil\ Runiti
with fireplacel Formal Living & Dining
Rooms. Three, large B d',riim; upstairs .id-i
'Master Suite down. Security & irigautor
systemI. Pets ok. Off Island. $l",400/mo

75079 Ravenwood l"'25 ,f. iBR 21.\ op<.n
floor plan Flonda style home n 1 imubeircrek.
Bright, large roi(.)n and l.kit:hen oivcrlooklng
living arca u ih plenrc' (if cahminr paic. Per,
ok. Offt" I.lnd S ,25.'mo .

86116 Ciesars 1274 sf. 3BR '2B \ hou4e Ln
newly built subdw'i iiin Well :,ppPoinred
kitchen .irh C',ianA a.rL.i Master suite with two
closets. Twho car g.a1rge :Lnd irrigation system.
Large farruly rooi open t,' l:Clclien. Pc-ts (ik.
Off IsLind 51,095 '

Amela Lakes 806 sf. 1BR,' 1B.\ ground-
floor unit in :\ireba L:ikcs with new carpet
[itlroi.iglho.u[. Opnci- lk;-chun. cLIthlrg fans and
5crL ncd porch oiurlkroking rhe lake Pets ok.
Off island. 7511 'm.. '


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iished condo only one block from the beach Community pooL Rent includes sewerat and inside $9t.'
garbage fees. $1175 402 llth Street, nit A -2BR/1BA Downstars unit in triplex W/D hook-ups
* 1.i.I LIL n. 1.u,r T e Park a.in m,. i i' l i'f. -6. ,, E -l.r tr.- a inside r $675 i
Sr -., I. -i. -r-s .1 .r r -i, 1 i 402 S. llth Street, Unit C -3BR/1BA Upstairs uniting triplex. W/D hook-upsinside
i ..L r,. ....,,Iir.., A. l lU, .. p$r . ri ;_r! 1. r. $795 ".
,, -r*. ,..1. S'-.'. 514S, '2741 Forest Ridge.Drive, Unit I-1 (Forest Ridge Condominiums) 2BR/IBA
* 403 Tarpon Avenue #322 (Ocean Park Condomniuirma) Downtstairs unit, dining infamilyroom, open kitchen withcloset pantry, carpet, cram-
".*i.' . '-.- i- f" t ....-.u. ., ruc. ,n-. ,M -i iU t. ic tile.and vinyl, mini blinds;covered patio/deck Clubhouse, tennis courts andcommoru-
S-1 ,* *r in r - r. r. .1 jr, ir rr .c.r niyfpool $750
balcony, storage ekn ir r.r .. *. ...: *.. .'., ..'. r- s 2483B FirstAveanue (Burck's Fernamndinbul Beach) 88s2f -ZBR/2B master bedroom
short walktothe be r '-, r T c '- 1 I: i .rr .., ... I has lagebathwith'separateguestbathroominhall. Dining inliving/greatroom, kitchen
fees are included. i .,.e J..,A ;; Sde i- arkie 5 1ii'. has closet pantry, carpet & vinyl tle mini blinds, private yard/courtyard and patio/dek
* 2005 Beanthwopod Road (Amelia' Island Plantationd ) 1700sf FURNISHEDO OR $850
UNFURNISE 3BR/3.5BA, Each bdpmom has its own bath, 9 milesof walking & bike 4736 St. Mar Court (The Colony) 1130f 2BR/2BA Townhom cohdo, Master has
trials, 2.5 miles of beach. Gated community w/guard posted, ocean/lke views, dock jetted tuh Each bedroom has ifs own bath., Dining-in family room, carpet, mini blinds
S*'aess, paio/deck and playground. Washer/Dyer, lawn care, pes control & A'sciatio fireplace in lying room, vaulted ceilings. Community exercise room, tennis courts, pool
fesuncluded. $185 and ear garage. Available February let $900
S 2040 Village Lana (Island Village Subdivision) 1587of 3BR/2BA townhome onocul
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES -ON ISLAND d c-with 2 master baths, one with shower only, dining and living/great room,.closet
* 2100 Belvedere Avenue, 612cEf iLi i r: r'i, .r. uA emI 1. 1- pant1ycarpetuandvinyl tileMini-blinds,gasfireplace,coveredpatio/deck,hwatersoftenet
Ceramic tile and mini bliro id, at,-. i 1 T. 1 J ri. : r ieIr I -, Li'e 'Irrigation system and 2 car garageLwocareincluded.$1150 l
I J i LT I' ti ` -.-a1.3 -a. .l d .i.i.rd qg les I -. au. ,o ci'... 1622 ParkAvenue (Amelia Paak) 1628sf 3BR/2,5BA-Townhomeinthecenter of
L i. i.T AiulatL' March is .i S95 desirable AmeliaParkc. GranitecountersinMaster hati.with separate tub,shower and
* N 'i N nrm tee, isreiii Trfk ?'b.1 l, -ndr..j\ l-..j r ? a-,' s rt ,.ei, .. douilesinks Upstaisguestbathhastwoentrydoors1/2bathroomndownstairs. Closet
shower and tub; eat-in kitchen, sylights and v lted ceilings, mini blinds, carpet, vinyl under stairase Private patioeourtyard. Dining in living/great room, eat-in kitchen
Sandhardwood floos, cable/satellite ready, privateyard/courtyard, patio/deck, 2-ar garage with breakfastbar/nook, kitchen island and closet pantry. Carpet and ceramic tile, cloth
and driveway Lawn care ani washer/dryer included in rent Available Februay let blinds and wood shatters, vaulted ceilings, cable/satellite TV ready, 2-car garage
$1250 Available No $1250
* 1942 Spingbrook Road (Egans Bluff Subdivision) 2064sf 4BR/2BA Fu Master 95024 Sandpiper Loop (Sandpiper Villas) 2693sf 3BR/3,SBA Townhome
bath, carpet and vinyl floors, cable/satellite TV ready, private yard/ouityard with fenced- Condominium with Ocean view, formal dining area, breakfast bar/nook, carpet and
inbask yard and 2-car garage. AvailableJanuary lt $1750 ceramic tile, wood shutters, fireplace in living room, water softener, vaulted ceilings, ele.
85678 Bostwick Wood Drive (North Hampton Subdivision) 2900,f 4BR/3BA vator, community pool.&2-car garage Available Now! $2100
Thisspacioushomehas many,elegantupgrades Pormaldiningroom, large eating kitchen, 1847 Beach Walker Road (Turtle Dunie Condominiums ) 1800sf 2BR/2BA -
. fireplace infamily room, privatebackyardboders preserve,water access and boat launch located on 4th floor, two Master bathrooms, deami tile and hardwood floor through.
nearby Community features large pool Clubhouse and playground. Includes lawn serv- out, cloth blinds, cable/satellit TV ready, elevator, gated community and pool Water,
ice, pest control, wireless intent, and basic cable service Also include membership at sewer and trash included in rent Also on Sales. Market. Available February let
the Beach Club of Ameha" Available Februnary lt i$2095 $185
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES'- OFF ISLAND Amelia Parke Towne Center Office space, 4,500sfwill divide
*. 86048 Knotted Oak Way (Hirkory Village Subdivision) 1677sf 4BR/2BA Open Atlanic Ave @ 14th.- 1,600afoffice $1,300/mo
floor plan with eat-in kitchen Carpet and vinyl floors Covered back patio opens to 502 Centre St (Maxwell Bldg) individual offices
fenced-in back yard. Conveniently located near schools, shopping and 1-95. 2-cargaage Cntre Street & 4th (Swan Bldg) individual offices.
$1295 .- 1789 US HWY 17 1196sf commercialbuilding, $1,500/mo.
* 97493 Cutlass Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2460sf 3BR/7BA Two Master Sadler Road 25sfbuilding on 1 acre lot. $1,500
Baths, formal dining area, eat-in kitchen, walk-in pantry, remodeled with lted ceilings, S. 14th Street (faacmrinPlaza) Approx. 2400as Commercial spae $10/sf
carpet and ceramic tile, patio/deck, wood fencid-in yard. $1375 118 Centre St. 2900f $3,000/mo.
Gateway to Amelia Suite 201N, 2 rooms with total 370sf, includes utilities
+ CAM, Available Feb Iat
BUSINESS IS GO00 If you are interested in renting your property contact our
professional property managers 904-277-6597

* Gweh Avenue $49;950, Callahan Regina Sluder 277-6597 Beech Street Commercial Lot $159,000 #46502
Barrington Lot $122,000 Package $321,000 #46502 Brad Goble 261-6166
Brad BOble 261-6166 2414 Los Robles $195,000 MLS# 53844
Scooner Landing $80,000 Safe Harbor Lane 4BR/4BA, 3082 s.f., w/granny flat* Brad Goble 261-6166
Nip Galphin- 277-6597

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NICE 3BR/1.5BA SW $650.
Spacious 3BR/2BA $775. Water
included. Small pets OK. Yulee. CH&Air.
C0x100 Lot. (904)501-5999.
3/2 DOUBLEWIDE HOME for rent
on Owens Road in Nassauville. Sits on
large lot, washer and dryer included in
rental, new carpet. Open floor plan.
Must have references, small pets
accepted with pet deposit ($200 non-
refundable). Close to island and to
shops In Yulee. Rent $750 with $750
deposit. Call 904-556-3414, leave
message if there's no answer.
campground. Weekly or monthly. All
utilities & WiFi included. (904)225-
FOR RENT --2 &1 3 bedrooms $175
weekly, Nassau Acres. 3 bedroom,
acreage, $200 weekly. (904)759-3897
3BR/2BA DWMH on 1 acre. Wood
burning FP, fenced lot, big open floor
plan. $800/mo. + deposit. Call (904)

arnabas 1
The food pantry needs donations of
non-perishable food items all year round.
For more information, call: 904.261.7000

Real Estate, Inc.

*2820 A First Avenue 2BR/I.SBA $875 a
month + utilities.
.2801 Elizabeth St., Ocepn View, upstairs of
duplex on North Beach $950mro. incl. water,
sewer and garbage.
* 2500A FirstAvenue 2BR/2BA with den or 3rd
BR and I car garage $1, 100/mo. + utilities.
S619 S. 14th Street- 3BR/IIBA $8751m6.+ utilides.
* 3423 S. Fletcher Upstairs 2BR/IBA Furnished,
oceanview some utilities included $ 1000/month.
* MarinersWalk-3BR/2BA, *1,500 sq.ft.near Ritz
Carlton. Furnished or unfurnished. $1200/mo.
untill .
*2BR/IBA furnished 1801 S. Eletcher Ave.
$1,650/mo. or 6mo. lease
IBA Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher. Across the
street from the beach.Al util,wi-fi.TV & phone.
* Five PointsVilhge 1,.200 sq.ft.$1200mo + salestax.
* Amelia Park .- 910 approx. sq.ft., 3 offices,
reception area, kitchen and bathroom.
$14501/mo. + utilities.
* 1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle.House, 1,800
sq.ft. $17001mo. lease + taxSale also considered.
* BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Landscaping Co. or
Nursery.Office,greenhouse, shade houses with
a fenced, irrigated outside space for plants.
Excellent location'.with high visibility.
* Office Complex w/tenant for sale / excellent
investment1941 CitronamDr-4690sq.fhcnclud.
Ing additional lot. Call for more info 261-4066


S 854 Rooms

860 Homes-Unfurnished

FULLY FURNIIISHED Cable, kitchen & OCEANVIEW 3BR/2BA Immaculate
laundry privileges. Yulee area. Call home. Must see. No smoking. 426 N.
Glenn for details (904)548-9707. Fletcher Ave. Lawn care .provided.
$1475/mo. (904)261-4127

855 Apartments

1BR/1BA APT. furnished, small but
cute, cozy & quiet. Good location, good
neighborhood, located in Nassauville
behind store. $700/mo. + $350 sec.
dep. DirecTV, A/C, water, all utilities
included. Ref's required. 206-3241,
leave msg.

AT BEACH Eff. $125 wk. 1BR Mnc
cable & all utils, $200 wk/$850 mo. +
dep. ALSO 2&3BR' SWMH, starting
$175 wk/$695 mo. + dep. 261-5034

856 Apartments

RUSTIC 2BR APT. 326 S. 9th St:
$600/mo. + security deposit + utilities.
Call (904)310-6502.

Affordable Living Rent based on
income for eligible seniors, handi-
capped or disabled persons. 1 & 2 bed-
roomp. Sandridge Apartments' (904)
277-8722. Handicap Accessible
Apartments available. *This institution
.is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD:711

Affordable Living Rent from $560-
&747 .for eligible persons/families. 1 &
2 Bedrooms. Post Oak Apartments
(904)277-7817. Handicap Accessible
,apartments available. *This Institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD: 711

1858 Condos-UnfurnishedI
2BR/2.5BA TOWNHOME in Amelia
Green. $1,150/mo. Master Suite down.
Close to beach, shopping and dining.

THE COLONY 2BR/2BA, 2 car gar-
,age, pool & tennis. $950/month plus
utilities. Background check required.
Email AmeliaRentals onmal.con .

garage. $950/mo. Pool & tennis courts.
'Svc. animals only. No smoking. Call

Summer Beach, ground fir, 2 pools,
gated comm. 1 yr lease. $1800/mo.'
(912)253-4763 or (912)3,67-9804 eves

Paradise 1/1 and 2/2 deluxe condos.
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, tennis"&.
morel Lots of upgrades! Start-ing at
just. $749/mo! Call Tammy for our
winter special at (904)415-6969 for a
showing, www.amelialakes.com .

3BR/2BA, washer/dryer, 1-car garage,
gated, community pool, walk to Super
WalMart, one level walkup. $1,100/mo
+ utilities. Call (904)753-4147 or 321-

859 Homes-Furnished
3BR/2BA, 2-car gar.,. gated, comm
Spool, 5 mins/beach.. Rental by day, wk,
mth, yr. (904)261-6204/206-0035

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

HOUSE FOR RENT 416 S. 7th St.,
Fernandina. 2BR/2 full baths, 'fully
furnished, large yard. $900/mo. + util-
ities. Available now. (904)206-19,12 *

Let us professionally
manage your property for you! l "
* IBr furrnihed con d, a.alable un ,I i
3131,'2012 at $1200/mo plu ta3<
Call fior details
1103 Datle t-eet 2ER'1BA 600(i/mo.' Commercial Office Space
338-A Tarpon A'. I ER'BA. available. 1939 1949 S. 8TH
two block horn ocean 1550.'mo r S450,'mo + tas & utilities
per unit

2BR/1BA 97460 Blackbeards Way
(Pirates Wood subd.). CH&A. $750/mo
+ $700 dep. Call (386)365-8543.

HOUSE FOR RENT 318 Benjamin St.
$800/mo, $700 deposit, 3BR/1BA
$200/dep for pet. References required.
(904)277-2953 or (904)753-1578

Great location. $850/mo + $850 dep.
Call (904)753-3256 for details.

house. CH/A, W/D, fenced yard.
$900/mo. + $900 sec. dep. 261-3158.
Available now.


New Year's Day
In observance of New Year's
Day, the News-Leader will be
closed on Monday, January 2nd.
Our deadline for classified line
ads for the Wednesday, January
4th edition will Friday,
December 30th at 12:00 noon.

furnished; Clubhouse with pool &
tennis court. Off Amelia. Concourse.
$1,450/ mo. Available 1/1. (904)729-

3/2 IN YULEE Newly remodeled.
Pets ok on approval. $975. 'Phil 556-

1307 CLINCH DR. 3BR/2BA, garage,
workshop, large party room, sec.
system, new carpet. $1095.' Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc. (904)277-0006

rent. 2BR/2.5BA, fireplace, carpet, two
blocks from beach. $850/mo. (904)


Christmas Holiday
In observance of Christmas, the
News-Leader will be closed on
Monday, December 26th. Our
deadline for classified line ads
for the Wednesday, December
28th edition will be 'today,
Friday, December 23rd at 12:00
noon. .

Oyster'Bay. Open'floor plan: Separate
living & dining area, gated
neighborhood. $1800/no. Call Tiffany
(904) 335-0583 for details.

861 Vacation Rentalsl
3BR/2BA home. Owner's summer
home, so it has everything you need.
426 N. Fletcher. $1500/mo. 261-4127-
all '(904)261-4066, C.H. Lasserre,
Realtor, for special rates.

2382 Sadler Rd. behind, Amelia .
Insurance. (904)557-5644

901 Autom0biles
2000 BUICK LESABRE 87,000
miles. Estate Sale. -'$4,500: Poole. &
Poole, P. A. (904)261-0742

635 Ocean Ave (house)& 634
N. Fletcher (lot) combined prop-
erties. One quarter (1/4) interest
for sale."As Is" $165,000


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