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Getit eshon 14th Street

Farm fresh fruits
and veggies includ-
ing vine-ripened
tomatoes, squash,
strawberries, egg-
plants and pecans
are available at
Gerald Byrd's
14th Street pro-
duce stand, right.
Below, Jessica
Moore helps her
dad at the family's
produce stand.
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New's Ljader
G'erald Byrd has been providing fresh fruits and vegeta-
stand on 14th Stieel for 17 years
"I started out assisting my father and then took over
the business as my parents' health deteriorated," said Byrd
Customers have becoumir friends because the family-centered
business endeavors to b ring the best quality produce available
and offer ont-on-one service.
"We are very appreciative uf our customers \whu have laken
the time and care to support us through illnesses and occasional
vacations," said Byrd
Rita Kane is one ouf hiis
most ardent fans.
"He's fabulous!" she said He S fabulous! He
"He has the b st deals and
the freshest produce in town' has the best deals and
Kane s especially lond of the freshest produce
the organic okra Bvid sells n
On a recent visit she was t n .
delighted to pick up -vo pints RITAKANE
of fresh strabrrieCUSTOMER
Most produce is ourced CUSTOM
locally, but during the sunim
mer months he tra ls as fta as -
Asheville, N.C., to get the best produce Sorne winter produce is
purchased in Immokale+
Byrd covers the fruits and veggies on the coldest nights to
keep them protected, taking th-: most vulnerable pieces home
Daughter Jessica Mluore helps him wait on customers, and
most of the five B.vd grandchildren have spent time in a banana
box at some time in their life
He and his wife, Gloria, have two other irown children.
Jeremy and Jason, and a chocolate cocke] spaniel, Gloria. "who
doesn't knoW she's a dog
The produce stand on 14l1h Street next to the firewood guy is
open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p m Tuesdav-Saturday Phone 19,04
548-7680. -
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Lawns in summer,

firewood in winter

Neo' Leo.Jer
\WNhen IIhe landscaping business
slo.is doduwn in the winter months,
Wa ynri DuBois ihas an alternative to
cutting grass and ti irning sihrubs-
he "l]s fi ewouod
"As a part -.It our landscape oper-
ations we do tree Inrinming, pruning
and remo.uval, and hav4- wood that
needs to be disposed of \\'- stockpile
the good, bur nablk hardwoods and
pi :cess,'.plitt t nto fire.'.uod for sale
as a winler business during the slow-
er tinme ofithe y,-ar for landscape oper-
ations." said D)u Bois
They have a central location on
the island, at 14om South 14th St.,
offering a producl of seasoned qual-
ity firewood a fair price, he said.
"By offering small quantities of
wood. wi;: f--' like ou'" customers can
stop in and purchase only what they
need as they need it," said DuBois.
"We realize this is a product not
used by all, but we intend to be a
year-rotnd supplier of firewood to

those for whom firewood is important
such.as campers, cooking wood, fire-
wood for home heating and those
who just like to burn wood to watch
the flames flicker or for the warm,
cozy atmosphere a fire provides,"
said DuBois.
As a lifelong, esident of
Fernandina, DuBois feels that his
business operation provides him with
an opportunity to be of service to
and participate in his community.
The business is involved in sev-
eral local charities and the firewood
provides work for members of the
landscape operation who might oth-
erwise be laid off during the winter
Firewood is sold in small (stacks
of 25 pieces) to large.quantities (10-
yard dump trailer loads). Small bun-
dles of fat lighter are offered and
delivery is available for larger loads.
RWD Landscape Ltd. Co. is locat-
ed at 1627 S. Eighth St. Firewood is
sold at 1400 South 14th St. Phone
(904) 753-9109.

1 bidder

to repair


in jail

In spite of scarce bidders, Nassau
County Commissioners awarded Dec.
21 a sprinkler repair project to
SimplexGrinnell of Boca Raton for
$300,00Ju .
The project, which r-equires the
repair and replacement of all threaded
.pipe in the existing fire sprinkler sys-
tem at the Nassau County Detenliorn
Facility, drew interest from six con-
tractors'but just one offer '
Commissioner Stacy Johnson want-
ed to know why.
S"Six contractors showed interest,
did the walkthrough
and only one person-
put the bid in," she
snid "Do you know
why; \lere theyjuist
Facilities Main-
tenance. Director
Tim Milligan: ex-
plained that two Johnson
f1i'ms declined to _' "
compete for the proj-
ect because of its complexity.in
addition to -ini and workforce conl-
straints .
S, "The other three of four didn't
an sv i back," he added.
Also at issue was larincurg,_. in the
contract outlining rates and provisions
for emergency work performed during
:nights and weekends:
1iust want to make sure that tleIy
don't get to call an emergency them-
selves and start working night- and
weekends," Johnson said.
SMilligan reasoned that the lan-
guage was included due to the exceed-
ingly poor condition of some of the
"They have to drain the system
down each time they goto do one sec-
tion," he said. "So at any' tine when
they're filling the.system back up, it
could rupture one and then we'd need
them to be ready to go to make that
:repair in that area."
The work could exceed projected
costs, said Milligan, but there is con-
tingency funding available.
Prompted by concerns posed by
Commission Chair Walter Boatright,
board members questioned the length
of warranty on the repairs.
'There's a one-year warranty for
some other things'and there's a
statutory three-year warranty for
some other things," said County
Attorney David Hallman. "The pri-
mary one you'll be relying on is two


to close

boat ramp
Dredging of the city marina har-
bor is scheduled to begin next week,
and the boat ramp at the west end of
SAsh Street may be closed as a result.
Dredging is scheduled to begin
Monday and continue through March
"Boat ramp closures will be
unscheduled and may occur without
further prior notice," the city of
Fernandina Beach stated in a press
The city encouraged boaters to use
the Nassau County or Egans Creek
boat ramps on North 14th Street.
Questions should be directed to
Fernandina Harbor Marina at 491-

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FRIDAY. DECEMBER 30.2011 NEWS News-Leader

and cleanup
The Sierra Club will spon-
sor a beach walk and cleanup
on New Year's Day. Meet at
Seaside Park next to Sliders at
10 am. Participants will walk
to Peters Point, approximately
2.5 miles. A picnic lunch will
be served after the walk'that
will include the customary
New Year's black-eyed peas
and greens for good luck.
Walkers should bring gloves,
plastic bags for trash, water
and sunscieen. RSVPto
Karen Miller, Nassau County
Sierra Club Outings Leader
Cbordinator; at karen.penpal.
miller@gmail.com Leave your
name and phone number in
Case of cancellation
Libraries closed
The Nassau County Public
library System will be closed
Jan. 1 The book drops will
remain open
Join the Nassau County
Sierra Club on Jan. 4 at
*,iKlane's .1ris-i4Pb 15'f1,twiew-
,mgiqi thq,6ik GpJ.nd^:ihis.,:
Oscar-nominated filri lt 2010
is considered one of the.most
effective and expressive envi-
ronmental, films of recent
years. Join Sierra friendsfor
drinks and appetizers/dinner
at 6:30; then the film will be
shown at 7:30. The film is free
:of charge (food and.drink is
not) and open to the-piblic.
For more infoi maiibn call
Karen Miller at 415-6014
Gun courses
Gary W. Belson Associates
Inc. offers gun courses at the -
Range & Educational Training
Center in Nassau County. A


L. Ray Pigg
Mr. L. Ray Pigg, age.70, of Amelia Island
passed away Thursday morning, December 29,
2011 at his residence surrounded by his family..
Mr. Pigg was born on February 16, 1941 in
Mena, Arkansas, the son of Oscar and Irene
Stockton Pigg.'.
He was a 1959 graduate of Mena High School
in Mena, Arkansas. After high school, Mr. Pigg
enrolled at the University of
Arkansas where he eventually
received his Masters in Civil
Engineering and Business
Administration. In 1963 while
enrolled in college, he married
Kobbe Hancock and later that
year he enlisted in the United
States Navy. Mr. Pigg served in the Navy during
the Vietnam Conflict and was honorably dis-
charged after 22 years of'service while at Cecil
Field in Jacksonville. He and his wife Kobbe
moved to Amelia Island in 1985 from Orange
Park. Mr. Pigg continued to work as an Engineer
for the US Navy Civil Service at Kings Bay Naval'
Station until his retirement in 1995. He was al
member of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in'
Fernandina Beach,,Golf Club of Amelia, and a:
tennis player at Kraft Athletic.Club in Amelia
City. Mr. Pigg was also an accomplished water-
colorist through the Island Art Association.
He leaves behind his loving companion of

nearly 10 years Marcia Fellows of Amelia Island,
his two sons Robert Pigg and his wife Lisa of
Winston Salem, NC, and Richard Pigg and his
wife Marl of Nashville, TN. two granddaugh-
ters, Kobbe Rae Pigg and Dakota Marie Pigg of
Winston Salem, NC.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday
at 11:00 AM at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church
with Father Michael Bowhay officiating. Mr.
:Pigg will be laid to rest beside his wife of 38
years, Kobbe, who passed away in July 2002 in
St. Peters Episcopal Cemetery in a private grave-
side service.
Memorials may be made in his name to the
American Cancer Society, Jax
Beaches/Nassau/St-Johns, 1430-B Prudential
Dr, Jacksonville, FL, 32207 or Northeast Florida
Community Hospice, 96084 Victoria's Place,
SYulee, FL 32097.
Please share his life story at www.oxley-
Oxley-HeardFuneral Directors


Beth Atkinsoh, 61, ofAmelia Island died
-Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.
Oxley- HeardFuneralDirectors
T lona E. Barber, 88, of Fernandina Beach
died Thursday, Dec. 29,2011.
Oxley-Heard FuneralDirectors

Concealed Weapon Ucense.
Course will be offered today
at 5 p.m. A Basic with
Defensive Tactics Course will
. be offeredJan. 7 and 21 at
7:45 am. Contact Belson at
491-358. 4762037 or gbel-
'son@ibellsouth.net. Visit
Bridge lessons
Beginner bridge lessons
start Jan. 10 from 2:30-:30
p m once a week for 10
weeks. Sign up now. Second-
level lessons start January 11,
from 2-30-4 30 p.m., once a
week for 10 weeks. Evening
,lessons available Jan. 11 from
7-9 p.m. Contact Nassau
Bridge at (904) 900-8481 for
information and to join the fun
and meet new people.
Utility help
The city of Fernandina
Beach, in partnership with
The Salvation Army. has
implemented the Love Your
Neighbor Donation Progranm
to help residents pay their util-
ity bills Go to www.lbil us to
complete the donation pro
gi-am application, You may
:donate monot.hlyor give a one-
time gift of any amount
Just Friends
just Friends Singles
Society meets once a month.
You must beover age 55 and
single to join For information
call 321-1116.
Civi Air Patml
Civil Air Patrol, Fernan-
Sdina Beach Senior Squadron
' meets twice a month at the
Fernandina Beach Airport.
Squadron Trailer on the first
Saturday at 9 am and third
.Wednesday at 7 p.m. The
squadron is involved'in search


50 Director of Public Works Jim Beard
announced discarded Christmas trees would be
placed on the beach to combat erosion.
YEARS December28, 1961

25 uPeggy Weatherford retired after 30 years as
Sjudicial assistant- to Nassau County's judges.
YEARS December25, 1986
lO The county commission unanimously
S approved an interlocal agreement paving the way
for JEA to eventually have the largest customer
YEARS base in the county.
December 26, 2001


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Community News:
Monday, 5 p.m;
Letters to the editor:
SMonday, 12 p.m.
Church Notes:
Monday, 5 p.m.
People and Places: -
Thursday, 3 p.m.
CNI co mmun
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Classified Ads: Monday, 5:00 p.m.*
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Legal Notices: Friday, noon
Retail Advertising: Friday, 3 p.m.
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and rescue missions, areo-
space education, cadet orien-
tation flights and community-
service. For information con-
tact Dave Randa at 583-1228
,or come out and visit them.
Toastmasters meet
The Talk ofAmelia, '
Toastmasters club meets at
i6:30 p.m. the second and
fourthh Mondays of each
month at the Fernandina
Beach Police Department,
1525 Lime St. The club helps
members develop and
improve their communication
skills. For information visit
Bridge games
Bring a partner and come
play bridge every Thursday
from 2-5 p m. at the Ocean
Club, Oni Amelia Island
Plantation Fee is S6. For
information call Lynn Leisy at
Passport service
The Nassau County Public
Library System, Fernandina
Beach branch now accepts
passport applications on
behalfof the U.S..Dep rtmerit
of State L.S.citizens planning
international travel may apply
at the library at 25 N. Fourth
St. For appointments, applica-
tions and information visit
www nassaureads com and
click on the Passport tab on
the left side of the webpage or
call 277-7365.
Food addicts meet
Food Addicts Anonymous
meetings are held at Third
and Alachua Street on Wed-
nesdays at 7 p.m. Use the
Third Street entrance. Call,
Jackie at 310-6680..
Celebrate recovery
First Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S.
Eighth St.. sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery v"eery'
Friday at 6:30 p.m. This
Christ-centered, biblically
based program is for iridividu-
als and their family members
who are dealing with addic- '
tions, compulsions, past hurts
and potentially destructive
behaviors. Call 261-3617.
Free meals
The Yulee Interfaith
.Dinner Network, sponsored
by the Coalition for the Home-
less of Nassau County, serves
a healthy dinnerto anyone in
need every Tuesday and.
Thursday from 5-7 p.m. The
Yulee IDN is located behind
the Old Yulee Middle School,
at US 17 and Pages Dairy
Road. Look for the banner and
For more information, or
to volunteer, call 556-2496 or
visit their website,
Help with dinners
The Interfaith Dinner
Network provides a hot, nutri-
tious dinner four nights a
week at the Salvation Army
Hope House, Ninth and Date
streets, for the island's home-
less and needy. The IDN com-
prises 11 local churches. The
group is looking for more
churches that would like to
serve dinners. Small churches
can partner with others. Call
Ailene Wood at 491-4900 for
Narc-Anon meetings
Meetings of the
Fernandina Beach group of
First Coast Narcotics
Anonymous are held at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursdays and
Sunday at the Martin Luther
King Center, 1200 Elm St., for
a universal program. Call
(904) 759-0240.

City's 2030 Comprehensive Plan

earns Planning Excellence Award

The city's 2030 Compre-
hensive Plan will be presented
with a 2011 Regional Leader-
ship Award for Excellence in
Planning and Growth Manage-
ment from the Northeast
Florida Regional Council.
The city adopted its Evalua-
tion and Appraisal Review
(EAR) report in late 2009.
Since then, the city's planning
department and Planning Advi-
sory Board have been resear-
ching and drafting the recom-
mended amendments to the
Comprehensive Plan based on
its EAR report. In early Sep-
tember, following nearly five
months of a public comment
period, the city commission
endorsed the 2030 Compre-
hensive Plan to be transmitted
to the State Land Planning,
Agency for its required review
and comment period. '
SOn Nov. 29 the city received
the state's Objections, Recom-
mendations, and Comment
report. The Department of
Economic Opportunity report
was favorable offering only two
minor objections and praised
the city for proposing amend-
meits which Were "thought-
fully approached, and exem-
pyfy sound planning principles
and strategies appropriate for

an environmentally sensitive
urban coastal community."
The city commission adopt-
ed the final Comprehensive
Plan amendments al its regular
meeting on Dec. 6.
The 2030 Comprehensive
Plan's EAR-based revisions)
focused on four community
Identified "major issues"
including: Neighborhood
Preservation, Sustainability,
Wetlands Protection and
Annexation Planning. In order
to fully'address these "major
issues" staff considered revi-
'sions within almost every ele-
ment, which meant some
degree of change to roughly
80 percent of the existing
Comprehensive Plan., To
:undertake such. sweeping
Changes, staff devised a strat-
egy to enhance coordination
by separating each element
and assigning a key staff per-
son along with one member
.from the PAB to serve as the
"element champion." -
SRevisions prepared as part
of the EAR process afforded
planning staff with anh oppor-
tunity to create a long-terin
growth management :docu-
ment that is representative of
the goals and vision of the city.
S'Staff along with members of

the PAB prepared an intro-
ductory vision statement for
the city's long-term growth to
summarize the plan's core prin-
"Fernandina Beach strives
to achieve a safe, livable and
sustainable community for our
present and future citizens by
partnering with the communi-
ty to plan and promote a
vibrant and balanced City; by
managing the movement of
people, goods, and services in
an integrated multimodal
approach; by- maintaining a
healthy and diverse economy
while improving its social and
natural environment; by
improving the affordable hous-
iig stock and revitalizing older
neighborhoods; by encourag-
ing community outreach while
promoting excellence in city-
wide urban design; and by pre-
serving or enhancing its natu-
ral, historic and cultural
resources so that they may be
enjoyed by future generations."
For more information about
the process involved with the
EAR based amendments/ 2030
Comprehensive Plan visit
*ww.fbfl.us/EAR: If you have
Specific questions contact Kelly
Gibson, senior planner, at 277-
7325 or Kgibson@fbfl.org.


SNassau County
Emergency Management,
Nassau County Fire
Rescue, Fernandina
SBeach Fire Department
and Baptist Medical
Center Nassau staffs
engage in an after-action
evaluation following an
.emergency exercise at the
Hospital in November.
More than 30 people par-
Sicipated in the stress test,
which is required for hos-
pitals to maintain their
accreditation, according to
county Emergency
Management Director
Danny Hinson.
Coordinated by Hinson,
the exercise used 12 vol-
unteers posing a.shigh
school students injured in
a bus accident, with addi-
tional volunteers pretend-
ing to be family members
and asking hospital staff
about their children's con-
ditions; Right the exer-
cise also'tested solar-pow-
ered generator technology
called Solar Stik; Eric
Anderson uses his HAM
radio while i's plugged in
to the equipment.

Florida's prepaid college

plan reduces parents risk

Florida News Connection

things in life are guaranteed,
but many Florida parents can
ensure a college education for
their children by participating
in the state's prepaid college
The Florida Prepaid
College Plan allows parents to
lock in college tuition and other
fees at 2011 prices. Duane
Ottenstroer, who chairs the
plan board, says today's econ-
omy gives parents even more
reason to take a look at it.
"In current times of eco-
nomic uncertainty and rising

prices, the peace of mind for a
family with the Florida Prepaid
College Plan is more valuable
than ever."
About 1.3 million students
have enrolled in the program
since it began in 1988, making
it the nation's largest prepaid
Currently, one in 10 Florida
children is enrolled.
The plan does not guaran-
tee admission to a Florida
school or the quality of those
schools. However, as an invest-
ment, the plan is not as risky as
other tax-deferred options,
Ottenstroer says, because it
does not rely on the stock mar-

ket. It also takes the risk out of
the spiraling costs of going to
college, he adds.
"College tuition in the state
of Florida has increased at
6.5 percent a year over the past
20 years. This plan goes anoth-
er 18 years in the future and
continues to protect against
-those sorts of tuition increas-
Parents who want to sign
up have until the end of
January to submit an applica-
More information is avail-
able at 1-800-552-GRAD (4723).
Online enrollment is at www.


FRIDAY. DECEMBER 30,2011 NEWS News-Leader


A fundraising reception
honoring state Rep. Denise
Grimsley, chairman. of the
Florida House of Represen-
tatives Appropriations
Committee and candidate for
Senate District 17, is sched-
uled from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Thursday at 4477 Buccaneer
Trail. The host committee is
former state representative
Marilyn Evans-Jones, George
Sheffield, Shandra Riffey and
Laureen Pagel. RSVP to
Riffey at (904) 849-7346 orrif-
feys@comcast.net by
Town Meeting
Newly elected Fernandina.
Beach Mayor Arlene Filkoff
will conduct a "Town
'Meeting" at 7 p.m. Thursday
at the Fernandina Beach
Police Department
Community Room at 1525
Lime St.
Citizens are encouraged to
attend and ask questions and
receive input-on various
issues and topics. They may
attend just to listen if they
For more information call
the City Clerk's Office at 277-
Nassau Patriots hosts a
First Saturday Coffee from 9-
11:30 a.tn. Jan. 7 at Murray's
Grille, 463852 SR 200 in
Yulee. There will be a presen-
tation on UN Agenda 21.
Contact Susan Lane at 753-
0445 or go to www.nassaupa-
triots.ning.org for more infor-
The Nassau County Young

Republicans will host a
Campaign Kick-Off Event
from 6:30-8 p.m. on Sunday,
Jan. 15 at Gourmet Gourmet,
1408 Lewis St.
This event is to jump-
start the critical 2012 cam-
paign season and is open to
the public. Candidates for
local offices as well as reprer
sentatives for the presidential
candidates have been invited
to attend. This will be an
opportunity for the candi-
dates to share their message,
answer questions and meet
and greet with residents of
Nassau County.
Cost of the event is $15 per
person, which includes light
hors d'oeuvres and two drink
To RSVP for this event,
Contact Justin Taylor, chair, at
jmtaylor082@yahoo.com or
(904) 226-6207 or Cari -
Cahill, vice chair, at carifc-
ahill@bellsouth.net or (904)
Absetee ballots
The Nassau County
, Supervisor of Elections
office will mail ballots to
registered Republicans who
plan to vote in the Jan. 31
presidential primary election.
Only registered Republicans
may request a Vote By
Mail ballot for this election.
There are no Democratic can-
didates, minor party candi-
dates'or amendments on the
Ballots are available upon
request by calling the elec-
tions office, by submitting the
request in writing or by using
the online request form on: .
www.votenassau.com. Written
requests must include the
voter's date of birth, signa-
ture and county residence

address. Voters are encour-
aged to confirm the mailing
address when ordering a
The deadline to request a
ballot to be mailed is Jan. 25.
Voted ballots must be
returned to the elections
office'by 7 p.m. on Election
Day, Jan. 31. Due to the size
of the ballot and a redesigned
mailing envelope, one first-
class stamp will be required
to return the'ballot by mail.
Voted ballots may also be
hafid delivered to either of
the Supervisor of Elections
Offices in Nassau County.
Voted ballots may not be
turned in at the polls on
Election Day.
For additional information,
call the office at 491-7500, toll
Free 1-866-260-4301 or TDD
Nassau County Supervisor
of Elections Vicki P. Cannon
wants to make it easy for
organizations to conduct
votertegistration drivesby ,
offering the services of her
office to conduct voter regis-
tration for organizations,,
churches, businesses and.
events. 'This is an important
election year and it is always
our mission to ensure the
integrity of the election
process, and to make sure
that process is accessible and
accurate," Cannon said.
Ifyour organization or
event would like to receive
voter registration services,
contact the Nassau County
Supervisor of Elections office
at 491- '500, toll free 1-866-
260-4301 or TDD 904-491-
.Visit www.votenassau com
for election news

State aidsschoolvoter drives
Ld~s sC Cll.U oo~ .UU .~t erl 1 v

tary of State Kurt Browning
has announced the start of the
Voter Promoter School District
Campaign, a statewide efforts
to help school districts and
their teachers conduct voter
registration drives at Florida
high schools.
The Voter Promoter School
'District Campaign provides
materials and instructions to
Florida's.67.school districts to
educate teachers about voter
registration and help each
school district register as a.
third-party voter registration
"If we can encourage more
Floridians to vote as soon as
they become eligible, our state
and country will benefit from a
more representative govern
ment," said Browning. "By edu-
cating high school teachers
about the voter registration .
process and giving them a sim-
Spler'means to conduct regis-

tration drives, the Voter
Promoter. School District
Campaign will help increaseC
the accessibility of Florida elec-
To ensure voter registration
applications are submitted
properly and timely, Florida law
generally requires anyone col-
:ecting voter applications'to be
registered as or with a third-
party voter registration organ-
ization Applications must be
delivered or mailed within 48
hours after being collected or
until the book closing date Ii e.,
the 29th day before the elec-
tion), whichever comes first
Under Florida's new elec-
tion laws. once a school district
is registered as a third-party
voter registration organization,
staffand students interested in
collecting voter applications can
sign up as registration agents
for their school district
Registration agents cannot be:
personally liable for any;fines
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for untimely delivery of com-
pleted applications.
For more information visit

Local children benefit

from Wolfson hospital

third year in a row, the com-
munity will celebrate Wolfson
Children's Hospital with a 55-
mile Ultra Marathon and Relay,
a Run 5 to Keep Kids Alive 5-
mile run and a 1-mile Fun Run,
all beginning and ending at the
Jacksonville Landing on
Saturday, Jan. 28.
The runs will coincide with
a Kids' Birthday Party for the
55 kids honored by "One to
Grow On" and their families,
along with their caregivers and
the Ultra Marathoners.
The 55 children include
Alyssa Dunkle of Fernandina
Beach and Morgan Blackwell
of Callahan, both former
patients of Wolfson.
Before she was even born,,
physicians detected a problem
with Alyssa's heart at just five
months gestation. Delivered
at Baptist, Alyssa was taken
directly to the NICU at
Wolfson Children's Hospital.
After 21 days in NICU
Alyssa was able to go home. At
her three-month check up,
Alyssa's .mom was told she
would need open-heart sur-
gery. Weighingonly 8 pounds,
Alyssa was very sick.
After surgery, Alyssa pro-
gressed every day and was
able to go home after just three
weeks. She did fine until she
was 3 years old, and it was time\
*for more repair. Again, Alyssa
progressed well and was
released after three weeks.
SAt the age of 7 Al -sa had'
Sheer third and (hopefully) final
heart surgery. This wna the
hardest for h:ri. spending
seven weeks in th'e l-,-pil:il
She '1.a'hai hid blue fingers
and toes, but oit,:r li's i last sur-
gery they were a pretty shade
of pink! .
When Morgan got sick and
'"had lost 20 pounds, things
seemed bleak for her family.

Alyssa Dunkle of
Fernandina Beach

Morgan was diagnosed
with an intestinal infection,
clostridium difficile. The dis-
ease went unnoticed in the
beginning. But when it really
took its, toll, Morgan came
close to not being with her
SMorgan spent one month,
at Wolfson Children's Hospital.-
During that time, she had
blood tri-nsfusions and .two'
ileostomies to clear up the'
infections. During that time,
Morgan and her family came
to know the doctors, nurses
and staff on afirst-name basis.
And they know her as well.
Morgan's medical team
was caring and specialized, the
right combination, to provide
the medical and emotional
care that a child needs when
they are ill.
Following her final ileosto-
my, Morgan recovered com-
pletely. She is a beautiful,
vibrant a id happy girl who
enjoys life like a child should.
Morgan's mom, Cindy, feels
bl,.Ls 'iri ti.have such ;irll,-d,
f,-ilil', filled with such great.
people so close to home..
The events are a culmina-
tiori of a months-long celebra-
tion ofthe patients who receive
life-saving' and-life-changing

care at Wolfson Children's
Hospital, the region's only chil-
dren's hospital. The hospital,
which serves tens of thou-
sands of children of all ages:
each year, provides the full
range of pediatric, care.,
Wolfson Children's includes
centers of distinction in can-
cer, congenital heart disease,
neurosciencs, neonatology,
orthopedics and behavioral
health, as well as many other
The Jan.. 28 events begin
with' the 55-mile Ultra
Marathon and Relay that kicks'
off at midnight at the
Jacksonville'Landing. The Run
5 to Keep Kids Alive is a five-
mile r.un presented by
iMethods that begins after the
Ultra Marathon' at 2 p.m., also
Sat the Jacksonville Landing.
. Cost is $20 per person to reg-
ister. The one-mile Fun Run
begins at 1:30 p.m.; the $12
registration will be on-site.

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Annual Literary Luncheon

Lu Vickers presents
Cypress Gardens, America's Tropical Wonderland
Friday, January 13, 2012, at noon, in the Heron Room
.(Racquet Park near The Verandah Restaurant)
at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort,
Tickets cost $35 for FOL members and $45 for non-members
Tickets on sale at the Fernandina Beach Library.
A vegetarian lunch must be reserved in advance.
Autographed books available for purchase after program.
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two-fold to promote literacy and life-long learning and to advocate and raise funds for the library.
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aPP4 ew tee".

Wishing you a wonderful year filled
with excitement,
good fortune and many happy surprises.

You're great friends, neighbors and customers and
we feel truly fortunate to know all of you.

Thank you for your loyal support this past year
& we look forward to seeing you again in the new year.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30. 2011 NEWS News-Leader

Competitive cheerleading

group forms in Yulee
I lEATHER A. PERRY all the way up to girls who have what they are doing, make
News-Leader cheered for seven years said fun and want to be part of

Girls with cheerleading
ambitions have a new place to
learn all the jumps, tumbles and
routines that comprise the
Yulee Heat Allstars is a com-
petitive cheerleading team start-
ed in April by coach Casey
Peters and assistant coach
Stephanie Lyle.
"We start by learning the
basic stunts, placing the girls
in the positions that they are
good at, i.e., base, flyer or
backspot. We also work on tum-
bling, jumps and put together
motion counts so they can get
used to how they will learn the
competition routine. We spend
a lot of time working and per-
fecting the basic stunts and then
progress to more difficult ones;"
said Peters. '
The group is open to girls
ages 10-18 at all levels of cheer-
.The squad includes girls
who have never cheered before,

Peters, and all me gins are
enjoying the group a great deal,
as evidenced by their enthusi-
astic comments.
Marin Haffner likes the cute
uniforms, Ashley Burnette
enjoys the variety of ages and
Sydney Price likes meeting new
people and having fun.
"It's very exciting to have
Sour group based in Yulee," said
Peters. "Yulee is growing so fast
and it's nice to be part of tliat
growth and offer this.program
to girls who want to be involved
with cheerleading and- don't
want the commute to
The Yulee location makes it
convenient. from Callahan,
Hilliard and Fernandina, and
Peters wants the program to
grow to include girls from all
over Nassau County.
"We extend the invitation to
any girl who wants to be a
cheerleader. If they don't have
the experience, we'll teach
them. We want them to like


The group jumped right into
becoming active in the com-
munity, participating in the
Relay for Life in November and
the Yulee Holiday Festival and
Parade in December.
Peters is excited about
upcoming competitions because
some of the girls have compet-
ed before on the middle school
and high school levels.
"I love all-star cheerleading
because of the hard work and.
determination it takes to com-
pete in front of hundreds of peo-
ple. Competitions overall are
fun and exciting!" said Ashley
Ericksen. ,
Practice is held on Mondays
and Thursdays from 7:30-8:30
p.m. at Fantastic Gymnastics.
For information contact
Fantastic Gymnastics at 225-
0022. Coach Casey may be
reached at (904) 742-3227 and
Coach Stephanie at (904) 556-
2856 or visit their Facebook
page at Yulee Heat Allstars.

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Moving here' from
Hermitage, Pa.,' in 1988, Lori
McKnight Gamble' ayv she's
grown fond of Yulee.
"I love that Yulee is a small
town nestled in the center of
the county, but big enough.to
broaden its selection of great
stores that will be opening in
the near future!"'
-As assistant to the chief of
staff/operations at the Nassaui
County Judicial Annex in Yulee,
Gamble is the right-hand to'the
right-hand of the Clerk of
'The chief of staff oversees
every department in the clerk's
office for (Clerk of Court John)
Crawford. On many days, we
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only work with all clerk staff, to go.with the flow."
but other county departments, Gamble shares her Yulee
as well;" notes Gamble. home with her husband, Chris
"The fact that the chief of Gamble Jr., and their son Colby
staff handles so many diverse The family's four-footed com-
tasks on a daily basis allows for panion is a chocolate Lab
constant learning each and named Tank.
every day. :I have met anid Leisure activities include
worked with many wonderful spending time with family and
people during my employment friends, ifm.i ball (Go Jags! Go
at the Clerk's Office." Gators!), shopping, reading and
"There are no two days going to.the beach to collect
alike!" adds Gamble, who start-' seashells and build sand cas-
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court, moved on to marriage The Nassau County Judicial
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Construction of a new 8,500-square-foot Boys & Girls Club facility is scheduled to begin in January on a lot adjacent to Southside Elementary School owned by the Nassau
County School Board and leased for 90 years to the club. According to Boys & Girls Club Foundation President Bill Gower, more than $1.6 millionn of the $1.8 million goal has
been raised from private sources for the facility, which will serve 250 youngsters each day. Shown at a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 1 are Gower, Club Director Walter
Cromartie, School Superintendent John Ruis, Jack Roberts, Charlotte Roberts, Mayor Susan Steger, County Commissioner Danny Leeper, club members Dr. Shannon Perry,
Patrick Sabadie, Jose Miranda, Ed White, Pastor Jimmy Caipbell and others.

A guide to leasing a vehicle

Much of what we see adver-
tised these days by car manu-
facturers are their lease offers.
To many it is misunderstood,
both with negative and overly
positive viewpoints.
So let's begin by realizing
that a lease is a depreciation
schedule at heart. In that your
new vehicle is definitely a depre-
ciating asset, it can make sense
in some cases. The challenge
is, a large majority of people is
not comfortable with how it
works and feel vulnerable to.
making a bad decision. And
rightfully so.
The ideal lease prospect
drives 20,000 miles a year 'or.
less, historically.replaces their:
vehicle frequently.and likes the
fixed cost of cars tha tare gen-
erally under warranty.
There arefive components,
when understood, which allow
for an informed lease. They are:
1) capitalized cost, 2) residual
value, 3) cost of money/APR,
4) options at lease end, 5) relat-
ed costs/fees.
Thie ,apialikcd 'cost is kcllin
price and shl,,uld be understood

Think of a
f lease as just a
wayto finance
your car,
which is all it
is Next, verify
_the residual,
EFFER'S which is a per-
E centage of the
.. vehicle (the
higher the
RickKeffetr residual, the
better as it makes for a shorter
depreciation schedule). Next,
and frequently overlooked, ver-
ify the cost of money in APR:
terms: Fourth, make sure you
understand your options at the
end. On a closed-end lease, you
can return the car within
mileage and condition parame-
ters, and walk away, which is
the most common.
Find out if the option to pur-
chase is at residual value (pre-
ferred) or existing market
V alue. Last. you may or may not
hhave ro include a security
'depuoit and bank acquisition fe,

in the mix find out. Expect
sales tax and tag and title fees
just like on a purchase. The tax
benefit of the lease is that you
pay tax only on the payment,
not the whole car
If you can get your arms
around these five items, a lease
can be good. Too many people.
are drawn to the low payment
and don't delve into the terms of
the lease. Most ads you see are .
for 10,000 to 12,000 miles a year;
15,000 is usually the standard
amount and costs more. You
can buy excess mileage if you
choose. Also, most ads include
alotofupfront cash thatl.when
taken away, makes the payment
.shoot up.
S Cash on a lease affects the.
payment much more than on a
buy as the term is shorter Try
to get a term of no more than 36
months, which will generally
keep you in warranty and pro-
vide a more fixed cost. Many
ads feature 48- or 60-month
terms and it is tough to pay for
Small that time and have to give it
Back. Also, be realistic on your
. ianiual iileae. Etira.miles are

cheaper up front to buy than
the mileage penalty for going
A trade-in can be included
and result in a downpayment
(capitalized cost reduction on
a lease form). Whatoften hap-
pens to people upside down on
their trade is they are put in;a
lease to roll over negative equi-
ty. Again, be careful you under-
stand the effect. The upside is
when the'lease is over; you are
back to even.
Finally, how to compare a
lease agreement versus a buy;
With all the same terms, figure
your total of purchase pay-
ments. Next add the total of:
your lease payments and the
residual value that total needs
to be equal or hopefully less
than the ,purchase payment
Editor's note: This column
was published originally in April.
Rick Keffer owns and operates
Rick Keffer Dodge ChryslerJeep
in Yulee. He invites questions or
positive stories about automobile
use and ownership.
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"Is that who I think it is?"Yes, it's Rick from Pawn
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you get to meet the most interesting people.
Gigi Grubner has been involved in the jewelry indus-
try since 1991, working in her family's jewelry store in
upstate NewYork.
Amelia's Fine Jewelry, located in the historic district of
downtown Fernandlna Beach, carries an impressive inven-
tory of unique jewelry. From the biblical Widow's Mite
coin to treasures found at the bottom of the sea from the
sunken ship Atocha, these one of a kind pieces lend to an
array ofhistoric importance as you peruse this friendly
shop. Rare estate jewelry and select consignments are
carefully chosen for their quality, such as a pair of golden
cufflinks by Stuart Devlin, appointed jeweler to the
Queen of England. Their newest offering is theAmelia
Island Bead, a beautiful piece compatible with Pandora
bracelets and most other versions of bead bracelets.
Sharing the blessings this fine store has provided her,
she is active in our community and has participated in
fund raisers for Friends of the Library, STARS, the Nassau
Humane Society, Living Waters World Outreach Center,
and the Help Save the Turtles program just to name a few.
Amelia's fine Jewelry offers free jewelry cleaning every
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Pi .l tests in writing, wild-game tourism
Hudgins: cooking (Ijudged the jobs 1
' *fish), patriotic speeches, Traili
tackiness (the tackiest-dressed senior citi- unteei
zen-won). Christmas decorations (in the qi
Dahlonega, Ga.) and pretty children. Of advan
those, the only judging that'll get you killed 'eral g
is for pretty children. In:a weak moment -want
years ago, I agreed to judge pretty children comn
.in a rural county'where all children are suppo
extraordinarily beautiful. Lord knows, teers,
another judge and I did our best in judging, ner fo
butwe never convinced the mother whose devel
daughter came in second place. ., .. impro
Buy socks that come in bundles of a 'Trail
dozen. I bought one bundle years ago,
thinking that 12 pairs of socks for five dol- .
lars was the best purchase ever. Well, it .
would've been if the socks had matched. I Sho
had some that barely covered my ankles
while others covered the top of my thigh. Sh
They were not marked"irregular," inciden- J .As
tally, because that was too nice a word. ly opil
Put any stupid things I've done on parod
YouTube. I don't know why people do those Street
things. No, I'm not talking about perform- Sadlei
ing stupid acts. .Most of us have done them, finally
I'm talking about putting them on YouTube Streei
so that the whole world can marvel at how . horde
stupid some people can be Arid those ly be t
videos, you know, live forever, which proves" piece
there is no statute of limitations on stupidity.': shock
Fail'to buy my wife a Mbther's Dayf res- "work
ent. A quarter-century ago, I was: talking to Then
a man I considered wiser th.ani'f mainly ; re-layl
because he was my boss. 'What are you get- might
ting your wife for Mother's Day?" I asked recent
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er." You know, I'd never thought of it.that Amon
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buy my wife a Mother's Day:present. My a runr
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thought Av
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date to speak:o the Royston Rotary Club. I and c
did that, by the way. and ended up missing sumn
both dates. It's a long story, so I'll'give you ing th
the Reader's Digest version: Both events, headi
were rescheduled, but it was the Rotarians erous
who got the short end of the stick. board

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is letter is in response to the
("Bike trail,".Dec. 21) that was
n to convince readers that the
u County Commission's unan-
decision to fund maintenance
planned off-road trail was a bad
The writer missed explaining
important facts: 1) All the trail
auction costs he is complaining
will be funded from federal
rants that would have gone to
er county's trails if Nassau had
applied for them. 2) The small
nt the county has committed
maintenance costs is expected to
y recovered in county sales tax
ue from purchases made by
f-road trail users.
e funding (estimated $2 mil-
for the construction of the
ed 6.3-mile paved off-road
13) trail will be funded by a
1 trail grant awarded to Nassau
ty as a result of the Amelia
STrail team helping Nassau
with the application. A fed-
ailgrant has been awarded to
theast Florida county each
or the past 20 years and this is
rst time anyone from Nassau
applied. If Nassau County did
pply for thesetrailfurids and
s to maintain the trail once
ucted, the funds would simply
another county for their trails.
sed on national trail studies
:pected trail users will gener-
ore county tax revenue from
:ent sales tax than the annual
y maintenance commitment
to $10,000/year beginning in
A national study shows the
ge cost of maintaining an off-
paved trail is $2.000/mile or
0/year for a six-mile trail. The
a Island Trail team leaders
establish 'a non-profit to raise
onal donations, or in-kind serv-
:o ensure excellent mainte-
for the planned trail.
estimated a very low usage of
banned off-road trail; however,
al studies show that there are
bicyclists than golfers and ten-
ayers combined. In addition.,
Sa multi-use trail, not just a
rail, which will have. walkers s
runners as well as bicyclists.
e planned 6.3-mile off-road
trail (Peters Point Park south
bridge on the Nassau River)
connect to a five-mile off-road
trail being built now on Big
t Island. Both these trails, and
;w bike lanes that were added
ear by FDOT on AIA along
oast, will be part of the East
Gr~dWISWI ie'East-.Co'at
5i1 ~~a w an IFiat '1-iigo'
the east coast from Maine to
orida Keys.
e Amelia Island Trailnetwork,
he addition of the planned off-
rail, will provide a major con-
ion to. our quality of life, the,
of our property and attracting
ts which will help localtourism
The work on theAmelia Island
s the result of community vol-
rs coming togetherto improve'
quality of life here, by taking
tage of available state and fed :
rants specifically for trails. 'I
to thank the city and county
lissioners who have wisely
'rted these community.volun-
in an extremely low cost man-'
or the taxpayers here, on the
opment and continued
Ivement of the Amelia Island
Phillip Scanlan, Co-chair,
Amelia Island Trail Team

ktngand awesome
("Bike trail," Dec. 21) recent-
ned, I too was shocked at the
ly of a sidewalk along 14th
between the roundabout and
r Road. When the project was
completed, I drove along 14th
t looking to welcome the
sof foot traffic that would sure-
aking advantage of such a fine
of work but imagine my
at a construction crew hard at
ripping up the new sidewalk!
began the laborious task of
ing it all over again. And, one
:want to take a breath here,
tly sections were ripped tip
-- and relaid all over again!
Igst all the laying and ripping,
noticed a few dog walkers and
ler now and again on the "side-
o nowhere."
banners, engineers, politicians
ommunity-minded folks: All
ler long I see youngsters mak-
eir way along Simmons Road
ng to the beach. It's a treach-
trip with their bikes, skate-
s, surfboards and beach gear.
s a novel idea: a sidewalk for
benefit of pedestrians, two-
d and four-legged, with a des-
>n in mind, our beautiful beach

Ildn't that be awesome!
Jean Stetzer
Fernandina Beach

residents owe a debt of grati-
o Hill International and Cohen
s, their law firm, for holding
ity government accountable
responsible business practices
mission backtracks," Dec.
Having conducted a competi-
procurement for engineering
:es the city apparently ignored

its own selection criteria to award to ars and clergymen, the wording' gets a whole page devoted to his
a local firm. That's the way third proved difficult for its first readers faults and defaults.,To list all nm
world governments conduct their' and for many.in the generations faults would have taken up the
affairs. since. Even some.of the translators whole paper. Oh well; we can't all be
As. a consultant who has com- of the KJVpreferred"other editions. .perfect
peted nationwide for public sector Yet, verily, it came to pass that the .. There are many things that
assignments; Iunderstand that pro- wording and the syntax of the KJV wouldqualifyyouas atruecur mud,
posal preparation and procurement greatly impacted the development of such as:
pursuit costs aresubstantial: You modern English The cynical H.L Wanting to close part of the
learn quickly which organizations Mencken considered it "probably beach off totthegeneral public..
want the best-qualified firms and' the most beautiful piece of writing in Drivingthrough local stop signs
which' simply go through the all the literature of the world." at 40-50 miles per hour.
motions. In the end, communities In 1782 the KJV became the first Driving by my puny looking
that make selections based on zip English-language Bible printed in roses and deciding they needed
codes do not attract the best talent. America. Seven years later, George some fertilizer, and then dumping a
There are plenty of opportunities in Washington took his oath of office bucket of horse manure on my lawn
the market and if zip code is the pri- with it.The KTV remains the most Didn't even leave me a shovel tor me
mary selection criterion it will not be popular Bible in'the United States, if to spread it with
long before the best firms stop corn- not in the world. Many people Filing a false police report and
peting for our business. Hill believe it isthe most influential book sending a deputy to arrest you
International has a reputation for: of all time for reasons beyond reli- Local politicians adamantly reius.
being a first-class international engi-' gion and agree with Daniel Webster ing to honor a legally signed docu-
neeringfirm. They took our solici- that it is the great source to guide ment according to'the law.
station and its evaluation criteria seni- people in governmental and social Aqounty official giving a county
ously. They had no reason to believe transactions. road awayafter one meeting with a
that an apparent commitment to, Many also can attestto the power developer in a smoke-filled back.
competitive procurement principles: of its language from their classroom room.
was asham. experiences. Reading the KJV made,, It's amazinghow quick you dete-
Attorney Tammi Bach's recom- the struggles with the plays of, rioratewhenyougetto be my age.
mendation that the city undertake a Willian -Shakespeare, who hap- In four years you gofrom a desired
procurement do-over because, as opened to be around duringthetrans- vote-gerter to a cur mud. ,
the Neus-Leader quotes her, "It's not lating and printing of the work, less I have definitely reached the
fair to the new commission to put laborious Indeed, many regard the "hereafter" stage in life. I walk intb
them through this" strains creduli- 4,iibie andi'sma aw atwi"-'ae. arooa-scratch my head. and.as'k
tyV-h's now-im'Fff"tio io'wha. "" ^rtkfspearaaer r L n 'etf.h'a, I anol ei ai ,- I d i'
right A government that "corrects" literature because of their language think the Almighty Dolua is g..,irn r,
its poor judgment by changing its and their illumination of how mean as much in the herr-after I
solicitation language to expressly humans should and should notlive. don't see many Brinks armored
give preference based on zip code Some of the books of the Bible,ard vehicles in funeral processions
simply digs its hole deeper. What plays of Shakespeare continue to: I've had so many epistles shoved -
she should be concerned about is dominate the selections in "Great down my throat the past 1) years
complying with law and being fair to Books" courses. that occasionally I get to choking
all the firms that spent their effort in Why not resolve in 2012 to "Seek and have to spit one out One stated
good faith to secure Fernandina's ye... the book of the Lord, and read" theywere thinking about taking my
business Now is the time to sim- (saiah 34.16a). If you have read the license to drive!
ply go back and do it right Bible in other translations, why not It's good that we have all these'
Governments, like people, make try the most popular? If you are incoming Gurus to keep us straight
mistakes. Folks respect'those that Jewish or Christian, your spiritual sowedon't haveto worry when and
acknowledge mistakes and correct leaders probably encourage you to, ifFreud is'coming this way again.-
them. read the Bible daily. If you are of They need to spend mo re lime
My thanks to Hill International another faith or none at all'-why out in theback 40 helping the politi-'
for taking the time and incurring not read',this dynamic book to see ciansgetweaned offtheir pork:bar-,
the 'ost to bring this to our attention. What others have gained'from it and rel diets
Patrick J. Keogh why it has been so important to so When you are ,near Curmud-
Fernandina Beach manyfor so long? geonville, stop and smell the roses,
You can still find special anniver- and sit a spell. We might even be
Santa's elves sary editions and commentaries. serving sour lemonade, crab and
se s 7 ., For easier reading there is the New 'cur mud pie. .;
Eachyear, children and families .King James Version (NKJV) and Havea happy new year and mnke
in Nassau County benefit from copies with large print By following a resolution to vote in-each and
Santa's wonderful elves who share weekly schedule of reading three ;every upcoming election.
their resources to make Christmas chapters six days a week and five Stanley Bunch
a special time of year for all. I have chapters on the other day, you can Fernandina
personally seen the joy in the faces complete the entire Bible in a year.
of children as they open packages, Considerskipping around to differ- .
whether it's at home, community ent books each day to keep from (,COMMUNITY THANI S
celebrations, etc. getting bogged down in any one C MMUNITY THINK
However, you may have.helped book. Whatever your approach,
Santa with his journey this year, resolve, to read the entire Bible, HolidayHomeTour
please accept mythanks on behalf of especially the KJV, and you might .
the families and children, past and discover: "For whatsoever things On behalf of the Amelia Island
present, who enjoyed.the fruits of were written aforetime were writ- Museum of History I would like to,
your love. I knowthatthis year,espe- ten for our learning, thatwe through express my deep appreciation for
cially, such sacrifices are even hard- patience and comfort of the scrip- the support of our community dur-
er to make: tures might have hope" (Romans ing the recent Holiday Home Tour.
Merry Christmas and thanks for '15:4). From the many volunteers and

keeping the spirit of the season.
Kim Kappel
Fernandina Beach

Resolve to read King
James Bible
2011 marked the 400th anniver-'
sary of the publication of the King
James Bible. Although not the first
English translation of the Bible nor
the first to be printed in English, it
became the most authoritative ver-
sion for centuries and arguably
remains so today. King James I com-
missioned the translation in 1604,
hoping it would supersede the
Geneva Bible of 1560, an English
rendition which included challenges
to the divineright of kings. Six years
later, 47 scholars working in six com-
mittees finalized the manuscript.
Published it the following year, the
greatest work ever done by a com-
mittee became known as the King
James Bible or the King James
Version (IKV).
It was not an immediate success
for several reasons. The most rele-
vant one today is its many instances
of archaic language, deliberately
used by the scholars to make their
interpretation sound more majestic
and holy. Although intended for the
masses rather than just for schol-

Jerry Rogers
Bogart, Ga.

Curmudgeonville USA
I always knew we lived in that
small hovel on the wrong side of
the road, but I didn't know until the
recent meeting of the pedigree com-
mittee that I had been voted Ye Olde
Curmudgeon of the year. You never
get too old to learn. I would cer-
tainly agree with the old part When
you get to be about 82, you are def-
initely over the crest of the hill, and
your jumping gear is broke. Arthur,
Charley and Ben tell me every
morning how old I am.
Since I'm not a learned Guru,
I'm not sure what the word cur-
mudgeon means. Parsing the word,
you get cur, and mudgeon, which
sounds like dungeon, so it must
mean an old cur dog kept locked
behind a wall or locked gate. Can't
have all of us old coots wandering
around after nine o'clock at night If
we do get out, you can always send
the FBI to round us up. Maybe cam-
.eras could be put back on both my
driveways, so my every move could
be watched 24/7.
You need to look at the bright
side of it. Not every old cur mud

staff who worked to make sure all
ran smoothly to the downtown res-
idents and merchants who were
gracious enough to allow us to
invade their neighborhoods.
Thanks to you we had another suc-
cessful year during these hard eco-
nomic times. We are indeed fortu-
nate to live in such a giving and
caring community.
' Special thanks go to this year's
Holiday Home Tour sponsors: the
News-Leader, the Amelia Island
Tourist Development Council, Alsco
Linen, Amelia Now, Amelia Islander
and the Beech Street Grill.
Also to those brave souls who
were willing to open their homes
to our guests: Lisa and Joe Waas,
Margaret and Wayne Howard,
Kathy and Charlie Maier, Chris and
Beth Nelson and Mary Lynn and
Jerry Torchia.
Finally, it takes a great deal of
organization to bring off an event of
this size. Thank you, Jan Davis, for
organizing the 2011 Holiday Home
Tour and for your continued dedi-
cation to the Museum.
If we don't preserve the past,
who will?
Phyllis Davis,
Executive Director
Amelia Island Museum
of History

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He helps us keep things together

A n ounce of foolishness can make a difference in the other allows confusion in the apothe-
outweigh a pound of wisdom people's lives, when cary. It is not foolish to correct them,
and honor. Much wisdom is history is written about but it is foolish to allow it to disrupt our
found in Ecclesiastes, but that person, it will lives and God-ordained relationship.
there is also much that does not apply to always include a little Return to wisdom and God will again
the life of the New Testament believers. ..- bit about his or her bring you honor. God will help us keep
Only our spirits in partnership with the 'folly. things together.
SHoly Ghost can discern the useful and We all make mis- Richard Alien Hilderbrand extends
practical. takes sometimes. The with deepest appreciation and gratitude
-This is a perfect analogy for anyone question is what will a sincere thank-you to all who found so
who has been given wisdom and honor NOW AND he or she do in many ways to express friendship, love
yet walks alongside foolishness. We can THEN' response to those mis- arid concern during their hour of
be known for great wisdom and rightful- .. takes? Therefore, who bereavement
ly deserved honor, but it will all become is willing to preach Birthday wishes to Nittaya Weather-
history if we allow even a small amount Maybelle holy living, the com- head, Ryan Amy, Jamie Johnson, John
of foolishness to occur. It is not suggest- Kirkland. passion,of Christ and Johnson Jr., Carol Jordan, Charlie Jones
ed that we should always be in service that divorce can be Jr., Stephanie Martin, Dario Alderman,
mood, but that we should not oppose right? While the di- Victoria Roberts, Nadia White, Johnnie
godly wisdom in words or deeds in vorce is never in God's best for a couple King, Tyreke Hubbard and Mother
order to pursue the dictates of the flesh. : it is not the unpardonable sin. Someone Genevive Stays.
Some ministries and organizations may ask when is divorce correct? 'Congratulations to Rebecca
have toppled or been overthrown Something to consider- maybewhen a Washington and Nikita Geter on the
because of a foolish moment. Is it fair? :partner commits adultery, a spouse is birth of their newborn baby girl.
We need to let God be the judge. physically abusive or the head of the As we celebrated Christmas, did you
Regardless of all the.future good a per- home refuses to provide for the family. make room undef your tree and in your
son does or how hard they work to Indeed itis never right when one or heart for Christ? Itis;his birthday.

Wild Nite of

stargazing set

The "Wild Nite" evening of Should weather be a problem
stargazing at Fort Clinch again, the make-up date will
State Park in Fernandina be Jan. 27, same time and
Beach, originally scheduled place.
for Nov. 18, has been resched- According to Link Cooper
uled for Jan. 20 from 7-9 p.m., of NEFAS, the clear, low-
with entry into the fort begin- humidity skies of Florida's
ning at 6:30 p.m. The event winter evenings and the very
was postponed because cloud dark skies over Fort Clinch,
cover threatened to ruin the away from the lights of urban
evening's viewing:. areas, should provide a won-
SAstronomers from the derful show in January.
Northeast Florida Astronomi- The Wild Amelia Nature
cal Society will be on hand Festival, held on the third
with their big telescopes to weekend in May each year,
offer insight about the even- sponsors the series of Wild
ing's sky sightings. The event Nites.
is free and open to the public. For information about the
Bring chairs, a blanket, insect upcoming May 18-20 festival
spray, a flashlight and dress or the Wild Nites series, visit
for the weather conditions. www.wildamelia.com.

Attending the Friends of the Fernandina Beach librarypresentation of $23,500 to the Nassa County Commission are, back row, Nassau County
Commissioners Steve Kelley, Danny Leeper and Barry Holloway. Second row, Dawn Bostwick, library system director, Margaret Howard,
Commissioners Stacy Johnson and Walter Boatright, Friends of the Library, Fernandina Beach.President Bill Flyin, Bonnie Johnson and Jo-Ann
Leimberg.-Front row, Janet Loveless, Fernandina Beach library manager, Jacquie Leary, Dee Torre, Betty White Stewart and Maddy Franchi.

Dayspring.Village Executive Director Doug Adkins with longtime advocate Hattie
Morris and other guests at the annual Christmas celebration at the facility ii

Christmas fete at

Daypng Vmage

The Nassau Chapter of the
Alliance for the Mentally Ill
S(NAMI) came to Dayspring
Village in Boulogne recently
for the annual noontime
Christmas celebration and
shoe party.
The local NAMI advocates
came with pizza, homemade
baked goods and soft drinks'
for the residents. The advo-
cates include several family
members of Dayspring Vil-
lage residents Jack and
Louise Uber and Patty Hunt.
The annual event also,includ-
ed longtime Nassau mental
health advocate Hattiei Morris
from Fernandina Beach.
Following the food were gift
bags and fellowship.
"I love these people and
believe in each of them as
individuals" stated Morris.
"The need for stable housing
is critical to the success of


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* those that struggle with seri-
ous mental illness" saidPatty
"The annual NAMI shoe '
party fills a critical need for
many of the residents at DSV.
For many who struggle with
mental illness, the inability to
tie your shoelaces or even
have shoelaces robs you of
your self-respect and dignity.
The shoes that these advo-
cates bring each year are spe-
cial ordered. These shoes
have Velcro straps and allow
residents to easily slip them
on and take them off as need-
ed without great difficulty.
For years whenever a nurse.
at the ER at a local hospital
would see someone with
these shoes they would be
able to guess that they have
been a resident at DSV at
some point in the past," said
Douglas Adkins, excecutive
"The residents at Day-
spring Village really enjoy
this annual function, in addi-
tion to the pizza, baked goods
and the shoes the'local NAMI
chapter gives them each $1
cash to spend or just hold in
their pocket. Having some
spending money is another
real treat for many and we are
blessed that so many of these
local advocates continue this
Important tradition each year
during Christmas, it has
made a big difference," said
Dayspring Village, Inc. is a
licensed limited mental health
assisted living facility de-
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adults with schizophrenia or
schizoaffective disorders.
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This condition is caused by
an elevated level of a brain
chemical known as dopamine;
with medications, the symp-
toms can be controlled and
managed so that the individ-
ual cah function and lead a life
absent the need for institu-
tional care.
For information, contact
dkins at (904) 845-7501 or




The Friends of the Fernan-
dina Beach Library an-
noinced a $23,500 gift to the
Nassau County Commission
Sand the Director of the Nas-
sau County Public Library
System Dawn Bostwick at the
Dec. 12 commission meeting.,
The gift for the Fernan-
dina Beach branch library
includes $20,000 in cash and
an additional $3,500 that sup-
ports'joint programs between
the FB FOL and the library.
The FB FOL designated
$1,500 of the cash gift to
match the Florida Humanities'
Council grant that will help
fund the Fernandina Beach
library and FB FOL annual lit-
erary luncheon, Cypress
Gardens, America's Tropical
Wonderland, that takes place
on Jan. 13 at noon in the,
Heron Room at Orini Aiielia:
Island Plantation Resort
An additional $450 of the
cash gift will provide public
access to Wi-Fi at the :
Fernandina Beach library for
another year. Another portion
will cover the costs of a new
children's book for each child
of the Nassau County She-
riff's Backpack Partnership
Program. The remainder of
the $20,000 will fund: .(1)
newspaper and magazine
print subscriptions; (2) book
purchases, including CD,
large print, and downloadable
books; and (3) fees foi data-
The $3,500 monies sup-
port joint FB FOLand Fern-
andina Beach library pro-
grams, such as the Black
History Month events that
are offered in partnership
with the Association for the
Study and Preservation of
African American History of
Nassau County; the children's
summer reading programs;
and the Third on Third
events in partnership with the
Amelia Island Museum of
History, just to name a few.
FB FOL President Bill
Flynn said, "Over $14,800 of
the gift was generated by the
more than 60 volunteers who
run our spring and fall book
sales at the Peck Center
Gym. In 2007, the FB FOL
raised the annual gift from
$12,000 to $15,000 because of
the success of the book sales
and now, even in today's eco-
nomic climate, only through
the efforts of the volunteers,
combined with the support of
other donors in the communi-
ty, is the FB FOLonce again
able to increase the gift
qpon receipt of the check,
Bostwick noted, "The gift
from the FB FOLis incredi-
ble! We have lost 95 percent
of our funding from the state.
The funds will restore wire-
less Internet access to our
residents, allow us to contin-
ue subscriptions to both print
and electronic databases and
even helped us match a grant
for literary programming! We
are so lucky to have such a
dedicated group of people
who love the library!"
Friends of the Fernandina
Beach Library is a 501(c) (3)
nonprofit corporation whose
mission is to promote literacy
and life-long learning and to
advocate and raise funds for
the library. For information,
send an email to Fernandina
LibFriends@gmail.com or
visit www.nassaureads.com.




FRIDAY. DECEMBER 30, 2011/News-Leader


Crooked boards, New Year's


Snap! Though expected,
the familiar noise always
seemed to startle me. As I
pried my hammer claw into
the next steel strap that bound
the pileof lumber lying in my
yard, I braced myself once
again. Snap!.it went as I -
winced. This time the neatly
bound stack of lumber
appeared to sigh as it relaxed
and gently collapsed at my
feet. For me, the idea of build-
ing my own hose was a '.
dream come true. Little didI
know it was dream that would
take 3 1/2 years to finish.
Now for those who don't
know, before I was a pastor, I
was a carpenter. Though'mak-
ingthe.shift frori"handling:
lumber to'preaching was hot
something I was lookirig.for,...
the idea that Jesus had made
the same vocational shift w"
somewhat encuuiaging' In. .
either gase, building my house-
was tn i-:.xcilinrg endeavor ''
A, I lo-iiked at the pile of
Ilnmbl.r waitiini at mnly fttt;;'qd


Rob Goyette
straight. Though
could be used so
only certain ones
dates for what I
.._Andso the po
article appears. T
Loves us all, whet
how and where I
that's a decision ]
- each of us must i
before you decid
you agree or not,

making it straight

considered tion an important scripture; 2 straighten things out. How
where I was Timothy 2:20-21.. can I be so sure? He's done it.
planning to ."Now in a great house 'for me time and time again.
use it, I there are not only vessels of With the celebration of our
began the gold and silver but also of Savior's birth just behind us
familiar task wood and clay,, some for hon- and a brand New Year before
of board orable use, some for dishonor- us, what a great opportunity
selection. :able. Therefore, if anyone to slow things down and let
One by one I cleanses himself from what is God speak to us about our full
picked them dishonorable, he will be a ves- potential. For me, beyond
up and one sel for honorable use, set New Year's resolutions.and
by one I apart as holy, useful to the human attempts to fix
stareddown master of the house;'ready for crooked places, I've decided
theiredges: / every good work." to submit myself to the keen
to see if they So there you have it. God eye and powerful hand of a
were loves everyone but not every- loving God who alone can,
crooked or one lays hold of their full biing about real-and lasting
all of them potential. The good news is, change.
mewhiere, though I may have some "And I will.bring the blind
Were candi- crooked places in my life, and by a way that they knew not; I
was working we all do, unlike the lumber I will lead them in paths that
.used to build my house, we they have not known; I will
int of this have a choice. When it comes' make darkness light before
'hough God to throwing tff the juhk and them and crtoked things
nitcomes to. embracing what's good, .. straight. These things will I do
-e can use us, here's how it works'. If I will unto them and not forsake
both God and let God show me my true con- them." (Isaiah 42:16)
nake. Now edition and nmy need for help. RobertL. Goyette is pastor
e whether He is more than willing to sup- ofLiving Waters World
ler me men- plv the race that I need to Outreach Center


Revival 2012

Atlt:rntion all churches and
nrlighborl ol PRince Chapel
AME Church, ihe pastor and
nierntbe rs will begin'the New'
Y\'a.r v'ith a revival oh Jani 5' i
and 6 al 7 p m. Come and-'
ri-t.i~: l y ~-elves for 2012 "'
The Rev P Tucker, Pastor .
Bro. Charles L Albert, Pro-
Beth Moore study
In J.nua] v. wonm'ien ol the
c:'iinmimunity are invited to join
in a Beth Moore'Study of
E-rsher. II's Tough Being a
Woma\iln This rtine-week Bible
study on the book tofEsther
will beginJan. 10 fiu im 10
a.m.-nobn in Jim Thomas Hall
of First Presbyterian Church,
9 N. Sixth St.'Call 261-383; to
register. Study guides will be
avaial8l f&i6f achi .ns. no
S- narlr in .!, ',l : 8 am no-'iH
Community concert
St. Peter's Community
Conleir' Srie.s will present
"Seasons of Love" Jan. 13 at 7
:p.m. Feal during vocalist Diane
.Parrish and pianist Ira Pitt.
man, the corncei t will present
songs from Ihe Biroadwlay
r!iu s'ica; "Wicked." "Souh :
Pacific "' Cabar- r," "Les
lis-.lr abl. ." "White Christ-
mas" and othet's The conricert
will be held in St. Peter's sanc-
tuairy No tickets are'neces-
s:ry.'i bul a love offering will
be taken at the do-or. A recep-
tion will iillotm Fo inlorman .
tion contacI Jan Smith or Rich
Smith at St. Pete,'s,. 261-4293
or r'nii'th I"stpeltersparish org

Sunday School :...:......... :..........9:30 dm
Sund. Wors.;hp 10 45 om
Wcdnds,., 4%WAIlIA 6 15 prr
Wednesday Bible'Study .........6:3. m
941017Old Nassauville Road C. re, hi 107 l,
'Fernandina Beach, FL3204'"
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This space available.
Call one of our
AD-visors to help you
reserve this spacefor
your upcoming events
or weekly services.

ask for Candy, Christy
: orDavid. "

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Destiny Fulfilled Clhristian
Ministry. 52.' S Eighth St,
Fernandina Beach, is teaching
on a profound subject in the
Word of God (Adonai, the
feast and festivals of the Bible
.Come out and learn about the
death, burial and resui reaction
of Jesus (Yeshual through the
least and festivals every
Thursday through Jan 9. For
information call 583-8512.
New LUfi'Christian Fellow-
ship. 2701 Hodges Bhd .Jack-
sonville invites you to hear
respected Bible teacher and
author Rick Renner on Jan. 29
at Illa.m Re.nner has written
over 20 books and is a leader
in th, intei national Christian
community. He and his wife,
D jimi-etlftoedejps 'a
,.5we As\ Ouctffnon
Pastors and Churches For
information visit www.nlcf.org
or call (9141 223-6000.
Grief share
GriefShare recovery and
support group session i meet
Wednesday from~ 6-8 p.m. ,
through Feb.'l at First Baptist
Church, 1600 S. Eighth St.,
Fernandina Beach. GriefShaire
is a \ideo s-n.inar series that
features some of the nation's
foremost Christian experts on'
grief and'recovery topics as
seen.from. a biblical perspec-
tive. The video seminars are
combined with support group
discussion of the materials
presented during the video

"Discover the Difference" at
Amelia Baptist
Pastor: Dr. H. Neil Helton
Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Bible Study 9am
Nursery provided for all services
Small group studies-Adults 6pm
Wednesday Prayer Service 6:30pm
Preschool and Children Activities
Cocr of Buacancer'T. & Grbing Road, FePandina Bc
For More Information Call: 261-9527

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

Childcare is provided. Call
S261-3617 for information
Clothes giveaway
New Jerusalem H.O:G I C
holds a free clothes giveaway
the third Saturday of the
month from 8 a.m.-noon at 816
South 10th St For information
call 491-7669 or Kim Strange
at 4-15-8360.
Harbor Shores Ministries
is a nonprofit organization
That reaches out to needy fanm-
ilies in the local community. It
accepts tax-deductible dona-
tions to help local needs.lYour
items way be given to a family.
in need or liquidated to supply.
food, clothes, furniture, etc.
Call 225-0963 to schedule your
items'to be picked up
Celebrate recovery
Si s Baptist Church of
Fernandina Beach, 1600 S.
Eighth St., sponsors
"Celebrate Recovery" every
Friday at 6 30 p.m. This
SChrist-centered, biblicallv-
askedd program is for individu-
als and their family members
who are.dealing with addic-
tions, compulsions. past h'uts
and potentially destructive
behaviors. Call 261-3617
A project to fabricate metal
parts used to manufacture
three-wheeled, hand-cranked
Scars is ongoing at a work-
shop sponsored by Memorial
United Methodist Church
The vehicles, called Personal

Rev. Jose Kallukalam

Saturday Vigil Mass -4 pm & 5:30 pm
Saturday pm Massat Yee United MethodistChurch
Sunday Masses 8am 9:30amn 11am- 12:30pm
Daily Mass 8:30am Mon., Wed., Thurs & Fri.
".ly l' I :, .; v, g,I I)i :11',. H',.ly [3y 8 1.1 3'.i
Confessions: Saturdayl 30pm 3:45 pm or by appt
Telephone Numbersm:
Perish Office: 904-2611-3472; Fx 904-321-1901
Emergency Number 904-277-566

Living Waters
Contemporary Worship
j ig SAT . ..:00 pm.
SSUN ..9:30 am
WED ..7:00 pm
Youth, Nursery
9i & Childrens' Ministries
Rlb & Clure Oonef
..... W. 9 321-2117
On AA 1 mile west of Amela Island
Join us LIVE on the Web Sunday

Congrega tional
Church, ucc
Worship" Sundays
at 10:00 am
96074 Cheater Road im ulee
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Energy Transportation. or
PETs. are fully assembled at
Penrey Farms near Green
Cove Springs and shipped .
throughout the world to vic-
tims of polio, land mines and
other injuries.
The workshop operates
Monday through Thursday
from 8:30 a.m. to noon Call.
Jack at 261-5691 or James at
261-5863 to volunteer.
Special needs dass
A Special Needs Sunday
School Class at 9:15 a.m. at
Blackrock Baptist Church,
96362 Blackrock Road in
Yulee is open to all ages. The:'
students sing and share sto-
ries from scripture and find
special applications through
crafts in a fun and relaxing :
For more information call
,261-6220 or Kim Smith at 225-
2045. All are welcome.
Bus ministry
Blackrock Baptist Church,
has a bus ministry in the
Yulee area for children and
Their families, including a fan-
tastic learning experience in,
Sunday school followed by
children's church and more.
Adults go to regular worship.
The bus route covers every'
house between I-95 in Yulee
Sand the Shave Bridge. The.
bus runs Sunday mornings.
Sunday school starts at
9 15 a m Worship services
start at 10-30 a.m The church
is located at 96362 Blackrock
Road in Yulee. For informa-.
tion, call 261-6220


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85971 Harts Rd., West 904.225.5128
Yulee, FL 32097 Fax 226*0809

Innovative Style, Contemporary Music,
Pastor Mike Kwiatkowski
85520 Miner Rd. Yulee, FL 32097
Sunday Worship 9O00am and 10:30am
Nursery Provided
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Meeting @ 10:30am Sunday
Youth Program Wed. @ 6:30pm
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Church School 9:30AM Worship 11AM
Wednesday Study 6:30PM

AlA & 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 9 a.m.
Sunday School 9:00 am.
: Morning Wonhp 10:30 a.m. every Sunday
Wednesday Noon-day Prayer
Wednesday Mid-wek Service 7-9p.m.lnistries:
Bus & Van, Couples, Singles, Youth

Resolved perfect

those mistakes

REV.JAMES L. SNYDER be able to remember all of
For the News-Leader those mistakes you have for-
gotten. (Not to mention one
An old year is fading and a or two you did not make.)
new year is upon us again. Go over each mistake on
Looking back over the old your list and determine if it
year,I worry that my blunders. needs repeated for the New
were not as bad as they could Year. It does not make sense in
have been. Did I make all the doing new mistakes if you are
gaffes I possibly could? Did I 'not finished with the old ones.
fill my quota? What is my" Nothing is more dishearten-
quota, anyway? ing than a'half-baked mistake.
The New Year offers the For every mistake from the
opportunity to start over; .'previous year not needing
Actually, what happens is.peo- repeating, place a nice red star
ple simply make new mistakes in front of it That mistake can
curiously similar to the mis- now go into your Hall of
takes made during the old Blame, which you will never
:year..What a waste of time. have to repeat again.
'What is wrong with my old Of course, you will have
mistakes? The only thing Ican some mistakes, even though
think of is that I did not work they have been perfectly exe-
hardehough to make the most cuted,' that are well worth
of then. li is one thing tomake repeating.
a mistake. bt it is quite anoth-. Now look at all of those
er thing to perfect the art of mistakes listed for ripeati'ng
making a mistake so that you duringthe NewYear PririiiL.L
do not have to repeat it ever them so you can begin the
again. Too many amateurs New Year with good plan
have given mistake-making a Prioritizing this list ;lid
bad name. think ofways in which you cani
Some mistakes take lots of improve on your mistakes over
time to fully mature, but when the past year. No satisfaction
its-time comes, I want to make compares with doing. some-
sure it is implemented as thing as good as you can.
smoothly and as perfectly as. Some people have the
possible. I refuse to execute strange idea that they live a
any mistakl;before its time. completely mistake-free life.
If I am any judge of char- The,Bible),an a thoiiry on
acter. the majority of people mistakes. says this, "11 ll say
will not make any new mis'. 'that we have no sin, we
,takes this coming New Year. deceive ourselves, and the
Oh, they think they are mak- ,truth is not in us lif'e cornfes-,
ing new mistakes but in reali-. our sins. he is faithful ard jlst
ty,-they are dusting off oldi to forgive us.our sins. and to
ones and re-dating them for ''cleanse us from all un right-
the current year. ,' '. eousness Li we say that w,
For those who.take.mis-. have not sinned, we make him
take-making seriously, allow a liar, and his word i. not in
me to offer some help to guide iu (1 John 1 ,- 10 KTV
this pursuit in the coming New \ Thh great hope we have is
Year. ; I hat there is no mistake bigger.
Look back over the iold than God's ability to forgive..
year and make a list of all of The r I' James L Sny.',:r is
the mistakes you'have made. pastor of the Family of God
If you are a.husband, solicit Fellowship in Ocala. '"
help fom your wife, who will jamesshyder2@attnet


The Martin Luther King
Jr. Celebration begins at 6
p ni on Friday, Jan. 13at
Fbust Missionary Baptist
SChurch. Wendell McGhee is
chairmani fio the Youth
Extravaganza sponsored by
Nassau County NAACP
Youth PCouncil., rganizati6ns
are asked to serid their youth
to participate. .
The Martin Luther King
Jr. Commemorative Break-
fast will be held on Jan: 14 at
9 a.m. at Burns Hall of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church,
presented by the Nassau
SCounty NAACP Donations

/# - Christ
17982 N. Main Street; Jacksonville
Oust south of Yulee on US 17) '
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Morning Worship 10:30 AM.
Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 PM
Wednesday Choir Practice 7:00 PM
S. Dr. DaVie Lawson
:hrineilo .S.-hipll :orr, .

Pastor : Dr. Alan Brown
Sunday School..........;. 9:45A.M.
Worship Service. .... ..... 10:SsA.M.
Disclpleship Training .......... OOP.M.
Evening Worship ...... .... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Fellowship Supper... 6:OOP.M.
Wednesday Prayer Service ..... 7:0P.M.
736 Bonnlevlew Road (acrow from Sacr Rd.)
904-261-4615 (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 Morsing Worship Services-10:30 am
Sunday School 9:15am
Friday 5:00pm 7:00pm Awana
Worship Service 10-30 (Childrens Church)
SSunday p.m. Service 6:00 p.rn,
Wednesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Nursery Provided Bus Ministry Available

are $20 'Tickers are available
r0,' i rm a ny riember. For
information contact Arva
Butler at 277-1256 or bostler
.''comcast. nel ur J, hnel
Preliou at 261-9361 or ipre-
Sliou@bellsouth.net. '
The An nual Martin
Luther King Jr Paradewill
be held on Jan. 16. The :
theme is "The Di eam.The
Vision, The Unity" The pl o-
cessional will line up at noon
at the city ballpark. Parade
begins at 1:30 p.m. Forms
are available from Romel
Green at 556-5165 or drro
,1084@aol.com. or Verhetta
Spaulding at 583-1569 or 261-
0801 orvspaul9991@aoLcom.

St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Welcomes You!
Located at the corner
of 8th &Atlantic
7:0 a.m. Holy Euchart-t
8:15 a:m. Breakfast burn rH il,
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m..Servlce
6 p.m. Celtic Worship 4th Sunday
6'.m. TAIZE' 2nd Sunday
S.904-Z61-4293 t r o


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CmntmprayWorehip ...9046am in Maxwell Hall
Youth Brecaway.......... 945am In Youth Center
Sunday School for allages......9. 4Aam &llam
WidludlayDimnr(Aig-eyl..... L15pm-430pm

.Angcan Crturch
Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 &10:00 am
5th Sunday Morning Prayer 10:00 am
Sunday Children's Bible Class- 10:00 am
Wednesday Holy Communion-12:15 pm
Rev. J. Michael Bowhay, Rector
180 Lake Park Dr. Amia Park across fmm YMCA))
904-491-6082 w.HolyTrinityAnglifan.or
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30.2011 NEWS News-Leader


This was written by Garrett
Pelican ofthe News-Leaderfrom
oral and written reports by the
Nassau County Sheriffs Office,
the city of Fernandina Beach
Police Department and other
agencies. Arrest indicates suspi-
cion of a crime, not guilt.
Anyone with information
about criminal activity can con-
tact the "We Tip" program 1-
800-78CRIME .also allows
,callers to leave anonymous tips.
Stopped signs
Police are investigating
recent damage to stop signs at
the intersection of Citrona
Avenue and Jasmine Street,
according to a police report.
Police were informed early'.
Christmas morning that a stop
sign had been pulled from the
ground at the intersection, they
said. While surveying the inter-,
section for potential traffic
issues due to the removed sign,
police discovered that three of
the signs at the four-way inter-
section had been run over by a
vehicle and were on the ground.
Temporary four-way stop
signs have been placed at the,
intersection, according to the
report. Police said there are no
suspects at this time.
Sibling revelry
A Fernandina Beach woman
and her brother were arrested
early Christmas morning for
disorderly 'intoxication and
offenses related to a bar fight at
the Palace Saloon Bar, accord-
ing to a police report.

608 S. Bin Street
Fernandina Beach, FI 32034

Police said the woman's
brother had been kicked out of
the bar before midnight for
extreme intoxication but relent-
lessly tried to reenter the estab-
lishment An off-duty police offi-
cer intervened during the man's
Struggle with bar'security and
took him to the ground, accord-
ing to the report
While the officer was
attempting- to cuff him, the
man's sister started screaming
obscenities and joined the fray,
knocking the officer into a
parked car in the process, police
said. According to the report,
the pair fell during their strug-
gle and the officer sustained
injury to her head and shoul-
The woman told police she
intervened to prevent her broth-
er's arrest and had been drink-
ing alcohol within minutes of
her.contact with them, they
Several witnesses confirmed
this account with police, accord-
.ing to the report.
Ashley Caroline Radigan, 23,
of 671 Grove Park Circle,
Fernandina Beach is charged
with battery on 'a law enforce-
ment officer, obstruction of jus-
tice and disorderly intoxication.
Daniel Thomas Radigan, 21, of
; Ohio, is charged with resisting
arrest withoutviolence and dis-
orderly intoxication..
Taser used
A F9rnandina Beach man
was stunned and arrested early
Christmas Eve for standing in a

Phil Griffin

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roadway, according to a police
Police said the man was
obstructing the roadway near
the 700 block of South Ninth
Street about 10 a.m. by standing
in traffic. After initially resist-
ing officers' requests to move,
the man walked to the roadside,
according to the report.
Shortly after, the man was
back in the roadway and police
Attempted to place him under
arrest, they said. Police said
while they were cuffing the
man, he turned to an officer
who had drawn his Taser.
Despite warnings, police said
the man reached for the Taser,
prompting officer to hit him in
the torso with one of the
weapon's charges.
Police said while the man
was on the ground he began
kicking so they .discharged
another set of Taser probes into
He was arrested without fur-
ther incident, police said. He
later told officers he had been
drifiking, according to the
report. '
Amos Elijah Green, 47, of
1300 South 10th Street, Fernan-
dina Beach is charged with dis-
orderly intoxication and resist-.
'ing arrest without violence..
SDUIwith injury
A Fernandina Beach manl
was arrested late Thursday for,
drunken driving. after he
allegedly left the scene of air
accident at the intersection of
South Eighth Street and Geigei-

Road in which there was an
injury, according to a deputy's
Deputies said they pulled
over a black BMW and another
vehicle traveling at a high speed
just before 10 p.m. The vehi-
cles' descriptions, deputies said,
matched ones previously dis-
patched for a hit and run acci-
The BMW's driver had a
strong odor of alcohol on his
breath and person, a flushed
face and bloodshot, watery
eyes, deputies said. The man's
performance during field sobri-
ety tests confirmed deputies'
suspicions that he had con-
sumed alcohol, according to the
The manallegedlytold depu-
ties he had four beers two hours
prior at a local bar. He report-
edly told deputies that after he
struck the car at South Eighth
Street and Geiger, he fled
because he was scared.
Deputies said the victim suf-
fered neck injuries and iwas
transported to Baptist Nassau,
but it was unknown at the time
how severe those injuries would
.be. At the Nassau County
Detention Facility, the man sub-
mitted.to two breath tests with
. results of.228 and .223, accord-
ing to the report.
Shane Patrick McNeil, 22,
of 2811 Laguna Drive, Fernan-
dina Beach, is charged with
driving under the influence
causing personal injury andj
leaving the scene of a crash
without rendering aid.

Gun drawn
Deputies arrested a
Bryceville man Dec. 21 for
aggravated assault after he
allegedly pulled a shotgun on
his ex-girlfriend and a friend of
hers, according to a deputy's
The man's ex-girlfriend told
deputies she and a friend had
driven to the man's residence to
collect a few belongings, but
the man confronted the pair in
their car in the driveway with a
The pair told deputies the
man first pointed the gun at the
friend and then the ex-girlfriend
before the friend attempted to
wrest the gun from the man's
grasp but failed to recover the
weapon, according to the
Deputies said the man then
Grabbed the friend by his throat,
at which point the friend put his
car in reverse. According to the:
report, the man shattered the
car's front window with the gun
as the pair tried to leave.
Reached at his home,'the
man, allegedly refused to open
the door and speak with
deputies, they said. When
deputies entered his home and
ordered him to the ground, he
refused and resisted their
attempts to cuff him, according
to the report
SDeputies used a Taser on
the man and restrained him,
F they said According to the
report, the man's measure-
ments are sicfeet, seven-inches
tall and weighs 231 pounds.
William Charles Schnitzler,
42, of 11901 Sunowa Springs
Trail, Bryceville is charged with
two counts of aggravated assault
with firearm, resisting arrest
with violence, domestic battery
and criminal mischief
A Jacksonville man was
arrested early Dec. 19 for drug
possession at the Port of
Fernandina, according to a
police report. .
A U.S. Customs agent told
police.he was performing ran-
dom inspections at the port'
about 8 a.m. when he encoun-
tered the man, a truck driver
waiting to unload a shipment of
asphalt. The man told the cus-
toms agent he had a loaded
handgun in a black bag in his
cab' and-presented his con-,
cealed weapons permit, police
The customs.agent discov-.
ered marijuana r'nd cocaine
along with the gun inside the
bag, police said. The, man told
police the drugs were'not his
and that they must be his son's,
whom he had allowed to drive
his personal vehicle, according
to the report.
Police said 1.5 grams of
cocaine was divided into three
bags inside of another bag, and
15 grams of marijuana was.
packed in three separate bags.
Louis Johnson Jr., 52, of
Jacksonville, is charged with
possession with intent to sell
cocaine, possession with intent
to sell marijuana and posses-
sion of a weapon during afelony.
Felony arrests
U Laura Lynn Epperson, 47,
86149 Palmetto Street, Yulee,
Dec. 25, Duval County warrant,
violation of probation posses-
sion of cocaine..
S., Arthur Ray'ParkerJir. 24,
St. Marys, Ga., Dec) 25, carry-
ing concealed firearm bond
Dar6y Henderson Bensel,

43, 54526 Vontz Circle, Calla-
han, Dec. 25, possession of con-
trolled substance without pre-
scription, driving under the
Christopher Douglas
Brown, 35,45030 Vera Avenue,
Callahan, Dec. 24, driving with
license suspended or revoked -
habitual traffic offender.
Joshua Wayne Kirk, 30,
44198 Holmes Estate Road,
Callahan, Dec. 24, felony bat-
Billy Joe King, 27, Jack-
sonville, Dec. 23, possession of
controlled substance without
prescription, possession of sus-
pended license.
Fredrick Gottlob Belz, 35;
6528 Church Avenue, Bryce-
ville, Dec. 23,.aggravated assault
with deadly weapon, child
abuse, assault, battery.
Shane Patrick McNeil, 22,
2811 Laguna Drive, Fernandina
Beach, Dec. 22, leaving scene of
crash without rendering aid,
driving under the influence
causing personal injury.
1* Jeramy Ray Dotson, 25,
Polkville, N.C., Dec. 22, Nassau
County warrant, violation of pro-
bation battery.
James Clyde Yarbrough
Jr., 43, 85134 Theiesa Road,
Yulee, Dec. 22, failure to appear
S- violation of probation utter-
ing .. . .. .,
: Justin Douglas Urbine, 24,
Jacksonville, Dec. 22, Leon
County warrant, fraud bond
$2,500, grand theft.- bond
82,500, grand; theft bond
Chad Jacob Potter, 21,
Jacksonville, Dec. 22, Nassau
County warrant, grand theft
auto bond 815,002, battery-
bond $5,002.
William Charles Schnit-
zler. 42, 11901 Sunowa Springs
Trail, Bryceville, Dec 21. aggra-
vated assault with firearm -
bond $100,002. aggravated
assault with firearm -.bond
8100,002, resisting arrest with
violence- bond l10,0)02. domes-:
tic battery bond 85.002, crim-
inal mischief- bond 85,002.
Donald Michael Palme',
46, 85236 Linda Road, Yulee,
:Dec. 21. Nassau County War-
rant, violation of probation -
driving with license suspended
or revoked habitual traffic"
ChristopherSieron Mote,
25, 1110 Hickory Street, Fer-
Snandina Beach. Dec. 20, Duval
County warrant, dealing. in
stolen property bond $25,003,
falie verification of oure- ship o!
pawned items -bond 810.013 1
Ginger Lynn Freet, 35,
85020 Peacock Court, Yulee,
Dec 20, Nassau County war-
rant, trafficking opium or deriv-
ative- bond $50,002, sale of con-
trolled substance bond
S$25,002, sale of controlled sub-
stance- bond .25.(002
Robert Henry Shuman,
43, Jacksonville, Dec. 20, pos-
session of cocaine, possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Darius Navarre Pollard,
'20, 1111 South llth Street,
Fernandina Beach,.Dec. 20, pos-
session of cocaine.'
Charles Gordon Brown,
38, Jacksonville, Dec. 19,
Nassau Countypwarrant, aggra-
vated battery with weapon, fail-
ure to appear -grand theft, flee-
ing to elude police, domestic
batteryieaving scene of an acci-
dent, driving with'license sus-
pended or revoked.
Crystal Dorothea Spang-
ler, 30. Jacksonville, Dec. 19,
Duval Countywarrant, violation'
of probation -.grand theft


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The annual Johnny T. Smith Nassau County basketball tournament is under way in Yulee. First-round games were held Thursday..Consolation games are today at 2:30 p.m.
(girls) and 4 p.m. (boys).with the championship games slated for 6 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) atYulee High School. The Hilliard and West Nassau'girls opened play
Thursday. Hilliard won 58-24. The Feinandina Beach and Yulee girls played in the second matchup. West Nassau and Fernandina's boys played next and Yulee and Hilliard's
boys played in the nightcap.


SJags s. Colts
GAME DAY: For the first time since 2005 and
just the sixth time in 17 seasons, the Jaguars
(4-11) conclude the regular season at home as
they host the Indianapolis Colts (2-13) Sunday.'
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. The Jags i6st 23-17 to
Tennessee Saturday.

WEAVER FAREWELL: Sunday will be the
final game for Wayne and Delores Weaver as
the owners of the Jaguars. Shahid Khan will
assume ownership of the team on Jan. 4. The
Weavers and their partners were awarded the
franchise on Nov. 30, 1993.

Jones-Drew enters Sunday's game as the
NFL's leading rusher with a career-high 1,437
yards, 128 yards ahead of Philadelphia's
LeSean McCoy (1,309). In the previous 16
seasons, the Jaguars have never had a player
finish in the top three in the NFL in rushing
yards. .

TELEVISION/RADIO: Sunday's game will be
broadcast regionally on CBS, locally on WTEV
CBS47 (Channel 6 cable)..Games are broad- .
cast on Jaguars Radio Network stations
WOKV AM and FM (690 and 106.5).
WEBSITE: www.jaguars.com.

Prepare for bowl game traffic; check 511 first

The Florida Department of
Transportation reminds travelers
heading to and from Florida's
bowl games to check traffic
before heading out by calling
511, visiting FL5: 1 c:in or d,-wnr.
loading the new 511 app on
FDOT's 511 Traveler Informa-
tion System updates travelers on
crashes, congestion and con-
struction on all of Florida's inter-
states, toll roads and major met-
ropolitan roadways. Callers can
also use 511 for free phone trans-
fers to Florida's airports, sea-
ports and neighboring 511 sys-
tems in Georgia and Louisiana.
Florida is hosting the follow-
ing bowl games:
Capital One Bowl, Orlando,
SJan. 2 at 1 p.m.
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl,
Jacksonville, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m.
Outback Bowl, Tampa, Jan.
2 at 1 p.m.
Discover Orange Bowl,
Miami, Jan. 4 at8:30 p.m.
The Florida 511 app is the
newest addition to FDOT's suite

Gat Bowl
Ohio State University will
play the University 6f Florida in
the Jan 2 TaxSlayer,com Gator
Bowl The 67th annual Gator
Bowl will be played Jan. 2 at 1
p m. in Jacksonville at
EverBank Field and will be tele-
vised nationally on ESPN2
Tickets are $80 for VIP and $60
for stadium seats Club seats
are sold out Tickets are avail-
able through Ticketmaster at
(8001 745-3000 or online at
www gatorbowl corn

of resources for traffic informa-
tion. The app features the same
traffic and travel time information
as the phone system and
FL511.com website.
The free 511 app uses the
iPhone's GPS tracking to provide
users with traffic information
within miles of their location.
Users can even view traffic cam-
eras associated with crashes on
their iPhone, iPad and iPod
Touch with the 511 app.

Florida travelers can register
for My Florida 511 personalized
.services to hear and receive cus-
tom traffic alerts from FDOT on
any cell phone orlandline. Users
can visit FL511.com to register'
their route to hear traffic and'
travel tire information on those
routes first when calling 511.
Travelers can also register to
receive traffic alerts via e-mail,
text and/or phone call. My Flori-
da 511 users can customize alerts
based on time of day, day of the
week and severity of incident.
Safety tips:
Call 511 before driving, at a
rest area or have a passenger call
to avoid talking while driving
Customize your trip at
FL511.com before leaving to min-
imize time spent on the phone
Always wear a safety belt *
Don't drink and drive
Florida 511 features:
Traffic information on all
interstate highways, toll roads
and many other metropolitan
Commuter travel times and
reports on' crashes, lane closures,

construction and severe weather
affecting travel
Public transit, airport and
seaport information
AMBER, Silver and LEO
alerts (Silver Alerts notify the
public whei:law enforcement
agencies are searching for miss-
ing adults or citizens with cogni-
tive impairments, including
Alzheimer's disease or other
forms of dementia.
Law Enforcement Officer
Alerts notify the public when law
enforcement officers are search-
ing for an offender who has seri-
ously injured or killed a law
enforcement officer.
FL511.com provides travel
information, traffic camera views
and free personalized services,
including customized travel
routes and e-mail, text and phoin
call alerts
Voice-activated and touch-
tone navigation 'available
*The 511 phone call and
FL511.com website are available
in English and Spanish
For more information, visit



Fre-oth womw petition
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., Femandina .
Beach. All boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligi-
ble and will compete in their respective age
divisions. Last year more than 170,000 sharp-
shooters participated in more than 3,000 local
' competitions.
All contestants on the local level are recog-
nized for their participation in the event. Partici-
pants are required to furnish proof of age and
written parental consent. For entry forms or
information, call Tom Smeeton at 321-4139.

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 (k10 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 turned away.
For information, visit www.FBBRL.corn or
Facebook, Femandina Beach Babe Ruth
League. Babe Ruth is also looking for volun-
teers, coaches and sponsors

Getnadytorun Gate
Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute Baptist
Beaches physicians will present three free
seminars, "Getting Ready to.Run the Gate," on
the second Thursday of January, February and
March at the 1st Place Sports, Jacksonville
Beach store, 424 S. Third St, Jacksonville
Beach The evening will begin with a fun run,
followed by the seminar, question -and:answer
will follow. A JOI rehab staff member will be
available'to discuss warm-up and stretching
before and after the fun run. There is no
charge and it is open to the public.
On Jan. '12, Steven J. Lancaster, M.D., will

conduct "Two Famous Runners' Questions" -
Do I have a stress fracture? Do my running
shoes fit? Dale A. Whitaker, M.D. will conduct
"Hip Injuries" Feb. 9. "Common Foot and Ankle
Running Injuries" will be held March 8 with
Edward D. Young, M.D.
S The fun run is from 6-6:45 p.m. with the
start and finish at the store. Refreshments,
including beer, wine, cheese, water and soda,
will be available from 6:45-7 p.m. The seminar is
from 7-7:30 p.m. with a 15-minute question-
and-answer session to follow. There will be
door prizes.
To register email jmulrain @joionline.net or
' call the Town Center store at (904) 620-9991.

Rn under the lights
Join the Amelia Island Runners.Wednesday
nights under the lights from 6-7 p.m. (weather
permitting) at the Fernandina Beach High
School track, 435 Citrona Drive. These weekly
runs are open to the public.
Free expert coaching &dvice 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 member of the club
to participate Email president@ am'eliais-
landrunners com

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast
Florida will host its annual Bowl for Kids' Sake
fundraiser in February.'Bowling dates in
Nassau County are Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. Visit
www.bbbsnefl.org to register or for information

Amelia Island Boules Club holds petanque
pickup, games Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. and
Wednesday at 6 p.m. on the petanque courts
at the south end of the downtown marina.
Petanque (pay-tonki is a cousin of both horse-

The Amelia Island Plantation water aerobics gang celebrated Christmas at their yearly
holiday party at the home of Myrt Mattey. Antlered instructors Audrey Schoninger and
Kym Dunton along with 100-year-old Eleanore Simon were recognized for their
instruction and inspiration.

shoes and bocce, the Italian bowling game.
The public is always welcome to join. For infor-
mation, call 491-1190.

Organized bike rides
There are organized bicycle rides in
Fernandina 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 beforecontinuing 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.cqm or www.nfbc.us;

GatorBowl Ucets
Ohio State University will play the University
of Florida in the Jan. 2 TaxSlayer.com Gator
Bowl The Ohio State Buckeyes are the Big
Ten representative and the Florida Gators are
thie Southeastern Conference representative
The 67th annual Gator Bowl will beplayed 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: Call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or
visit wwwgatbrbowl.com.

To submit an item for this column,
contact Beth Jones at 261-3696 or email
to bjones@fbnewsleaqer.com.

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.j.ar 5 OAALEAF 7:30 Jan 19 atSandaiwc,..al/Ran6s
Jan. 6' FERIrArIDIriT. .. 7:30 an 21 I.C IBT Ioumey
Jan. 10 I.nllrERSIT CHRIST. 7:30 j.an 2 UC. IBT tourney
Jan. 13 WEST NASSAU 7:30 Jan. 29 at Camden JV tourney
Jan. 20 atFernandina 7:30 Feb. 4 'DISTRICT
Jan 23 at Bolles ... 7:30 Feb. 11 Re.c.rnai at Clay
Jan 26 BISHOP KENNY 7:30 Feb. 17 Sltai at Laeira3
Jan 27 PROVIDENCE 7:30 Feb. 18 State at Lakeland
Jan. 31 BROACH 7:30
Feb3 i aun ..iJn rriyritirlar, 7:30 Girls Sccer
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JanK 1' STANTON 6:00
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Dec. 30 JT Smith at Yulee Jan: 19 De, tr.al 'ulee
Jari 3 'at Baldwin 7:30 Jan. 20 Drr,.t a-f ulee
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Jan. 6 at Yulee* 7:30
Jan: 12 .i I.er.nenr.d 7:30 FERNANDINA BEACH HIGH SCHOOL
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Jan. 17 at WestNla- su* Jan. 6-7. at Clay tourney 3:00
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Feb. 3 HILLIARD 7:30 Jari:25 RFiAlES 6:00
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The city of Fernandina
Beach Recreation Depart-
ment (city website www.fbfl.
us) offers:
SWinter adult basketball
league registration is open
through Jan. 6 at the Atlantic
Center. Games are on Mon-
day and Thursday nights at
Peck Gym. Teams.must have
matching colors (check avail-
ability when registering).
Team fee is $250 and due
Jan. 6. Contact Jay
Robertson at 277-7350, ext.
2013, orjrobertson@fbfl.org.
Gymnastics and tumbling
for cheer classes are held at
the Peck Center. Classes
Tuesday are for Tiny Tum-
bles from 3:30-4 p.m.; inter-
mediate gymnastics from 4-5
p.m.; and beginning gymnas-
tics from'5:15-6:15 p.m.
Thursday's classes are from
4-4:55 p.m. for beginning.
gymnastics and cheer tum-
bling from 5:15-6:15 p.m. An-
nual fees are $10 to the city
and $12 to AAU for insurance.
Tuition is $99 for 10 weeks for
an hour per week for city resi-
dents ($120 non-city). Call
(904) 404-6758 or visit www.
Peck Gym weight room is
open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday and
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday and Sundays. Cost
is $3 a day, $25 a month for
city residents ($31.25 non-
city), $120 for sixth months
($150 non-city) or $180 for 12
months ($225 non-city).
Personal training is available.
Fee is $30 per session, $75
Super week (three sessions) or
$200 a month (two sessions
per week for four weeks).
Dietary analysis and food pro-
gram. Call Jay at 277-7364.
Adult volleyballiis from 7-
9 p.m. Tuesday and Fridays
at Peck Gym. Cost ib $2 per
day for city residents ($5 non)
Open basketball is Mon-
days and Wednesdays from
,11 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Thurs-
days from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
and weekends from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. at Peck Gym.
Coed exercise is from
6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday and
Thursday at the MLK Center.
Fee is $2 per class (city), $3
Shotokan karate classes
for ages 6 and up with in-
structor Jerry Williamson are
from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Monday
and Wednesdays in the Peck
Center auditorium. Fee is $40
monthly for city residents. ($45
for non-city). Uniforms are
available through the instruc-
tor. Register at the Atlantic
Recreation Center.



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Cummelia gives kids gift of art
For the News-Leader Ilt' .-

ust about everyone has heard
about The Cummer Museum of
Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, but
did you know that there is a group
there in Nassau County, called
Cummelia, that has assisted The
Cummer in many of its endeavors?
Begun four years ago, Cummelia
members have been volunteering as
docents at the museum and raising
funds for special programs and support-
ing The Cummer with combined pro-
grams with other Focus groups in the
greater Jacksonville area.
This year, as in the past, Cummelia
members are focusing on raising funds
for the Outreach Program for Nassau
County Schools, which sends over 800
third grade students to The Cummer for
an introduction to the world of art.
"One of our goals is to make sure any
classroom in the region can have access
to the educational opportunities at The
Cummer," said Hope McGrath, museum.
"It is exciting to see a community
step up to make sure that financial obsta-
cles do not stand in the way of children
connecting with the art in our galleries.
and the beauty of our gardens. It is
amazing how when organizations and
individuals, like through Cummelia,
partner together around a common pur-
pose great things can happen."
The children receive a unique educa-
tional experience, starting with a tour of
the galleries to identify various types of
paintings along with a docent explana-
tion of ways to(interpret.and understand
what is going on in each painting and
how they might relate to a particular
theme in history and the clements of art.
Prior to their trip, the classroom
teachers.receive a folder outlining what
the students will see and do, so that.
preparations can begin before they
arrive. After the gallery tour, the stu-
dents move out to the Italian -ardens for
a walking tour and disscusion on how
landscaping and composition are similar
to the composition of a painting. Docents
introduce vocabulary and encourage
Jane Brown, president of Cummelia
and an active docent. loves hearing com-
mentI from the childriln .s th,.y pass
from one activity to-another and says,
'They are quite well-behaved and atten-
tive!" After the garden tour, students go
ART Continued on 2B

Children are introduced to the world of art at The Cummer
Museum of Art & Gardens thanks to Cummelia, a local
group focused on raising funds for the Outreach Program
for Nassau County schools, which sends over 800 third
grade students to the musuem.

Exhibit celebrates Seminoles
The Cumnmer Muse m :,f .u At & Gardens presents
Eugene Savage The Semrinole Paintings. throughJ Jan 8
with 42 paintings and water colors inspil ed by Savage's
trips to.the Everglade-s
As part o-the m niustmIr' S ,)tli annivtel -.ary celebra-
tion, theworks are being displayed publicly for the first
time since thel:' lis. Tih Cummer pu chased the coll,-c.
tion in 2007, after urrrner tr uste- Srimuel -ickers. intro- .
ducedSSavage's wsrk to the musiu ni. Savage; series is
the most extensive painlitd record o,I ith Flol ida
Seminoles frorn the ea ly 2I h century Portrait of Eugene
"The Cuimerir lfaiiil had a Inrg history ,, philan. F. Savage at age
thropy in Northeast Flrui.la." -aid Cuiirnrne Curator 32, c. 1915, cour-
tesy of Eugene and
S.A:4GE C,'nthud ,on 2B Viroinia Craniford.



Get ready

to ring in

New Year

Club dance
The Terpsichorean Dance Club
will hold a members' dance on
Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
at Walkers Landing at Omni
Amelia Island Plantation. Enjoy
music by The Roadies of Waycross,
Ga. Bring your own bottle, with
heavy hors d'oeuvres aid soft
drinks provided along with cham-
pagne for a midnight toast to wel-
come the New Year. Dress is coat
and tie fdr men and evening dress
for women. Guests may attend for
a temporary membership fee of
$100 per couple in advance or $125
at the door, RSVP to 583-2785 and
leave your namA and phone num-
ber or email Irdl934@att.net.
O'Kanes party
Join the gang at O'Kane's Irish
Pub & Eatery, 318 Centre St., for a
New Year's Eve to remember. '
Enjoy live entertainment in the pub
with the Turner-London Band fea-
turing Davis and Pam Turner and
Hal London. In the main dining
room count down to midnight all
over the world on the 10-foot pro-
jection TV screen. New Year's Eve
dinner.special includes surf & turf
and a champagne toastand New
Year's Day enjuy ri aditiornal
favorites including blackyei pras
and collard greens.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
is featuring a Mad Scientist
themed evening Dec. 31 for chil-
dren five through' 12 including a
dinner buffet, games and a two-
hour interactive show by the Mad
Scientist. Cost is $125 inclusive and
reservations are required. Call 277-

Black& White Ball
SA.New Year's Eve Black &
White Masquerade Ball is Dec. 31
from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at The Ritz-
Carlton Grand Ballroom, an
evening of glamour and style remi-
niscent of Truman Capote's infa-
mous Black and White Ball of
Enjoy lavish food, live music,
dancing, open bar and fireworks.
Black and white attire is encbur-
Masks will be provided and
guests are welcome to bring their
own. Must be 21 or older and pro-
vide valid ID at registration.
$185 per adult, including gratu-
ity. Call 277-1100 for reservations.
Toga party
Ring in the New Year with a
toga party Dec. 31 starting at 9
p.m. upstairs at Sliders Seaside
Grill, 1998 S. Fletcher Ave. For
information call 277-6652. Visit
RING Continued.on 2B

Biscayne Holiday
by Eugene F.
Savage, 1935, oil
on canvas adhered
to aluminum and
wood, left, was pur-
chased by The
Cummer Museum
of Art & Gardens
with funds provid-
ed by the Mae W.
Schultz Lead Trust.

06.- &ONTEI. i JND

The award-winning Fernandina Farmers
Market will be open Dec. 31 from 9 a.m.-l p.m.
Mingle with
farmers and
business owners
as you wonder "S ,
through a dizzy-,
ing selection ol
fruits and veg-
etables as well as
a variety of.
gluten-free prod : A-I
ucts, specialty
foods, gourmet baked goods and prepared foods
such as jellies, relishes, marinades and dinner
entrees. Also choose from a wide variety of spe-
cialty tropical and landscaping plants, herbs,
flowers and hanging baskets. The market is locat-
ed downtoTwn at Seventh and Centre streets. No
pets. please. Call 491:4872 or visit www.fernandi-

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 at2
p.m. at the Ribault
Club on Fort George
Island Cultural State
Park. No reservations
are necessary and the program is free. For infor-
mation contact the Talbot Islands Ranger Station
at (904) 2512320. Visit www.floridastateparks.org.


The world's most -
famous detective is
called to investigate 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 at2 p.m. by
Amelia Arts Academy and the Florida Division of
Cultural Affairs. Holmes must use his skills of
observation and disguise, along with audience
participation to solve the mystery. Produced by
Atlantic Coast Theater for Youth, the play is fun

for the entire family. Tickets are $6 each. Contact
the academy at 277-1225.

The Wild Amelia
Nature Festival's Wild
Nite nature forum Jan. 10
at 7 p.m. at the Peck
Center in Fernandina
Beach will feature Craig
Morris, interpretive
ranger from the
Timucuan Preserve,
speaking about the
"Timeless Tidewater
Timucuans." The pro-
gram is free and open to the public.
There were. at one time. 35 kingdoms of the
Timucuan people. Tall, highly tattooed agrarian
hunter-gatherers, the eastern Timucuans were
good fishermen as well as farmers.
Though generally peaceful. there were encoun-
ters with Europeans and other tribes. Yet their
disappearance as a people can be more directly
linked to disease: they had no immunity to
European diseases like smallpox. Most had died
by the mid-18th century.
For information visit www.wildamelia.com.

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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 pro-
gram is free. For information
contact the Talbot Islands
Ranger Station at (904) 251-
2320. Visit www.floridas-

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 Lunche6n,
S Writers'Workshops and the
.Festival Gala "Once Upon A
Book Island." Tickets are also
S available by phoning (904)
624-1665 or mailing to:.
Arielia Island Book Festival,
P.O. Box 824, Amelia Island,
FL 32035..

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 colo-
nization period to 1910.
Specifically, she'll be dis-
cussing women's underpar-
S: i ments and why women wore
what they wore. While out-
wardly much has changed in
fashion.over the years, when
one takes a closer look much
has stayed the same as well.
SThis event is free and open td
the public. For more, informa-
tion, contact Alex at 261-737.8,
ext. 102 or alexbuell@amelia-
, '' * '
The St. Marys, Ga.,
Aquatic Center invites you to
bring in the New Year with a
trip down the big slide on
Jan: 7 from noon-2 p.m.
Parents must accompany chil-
dren under 10 and all height
restrictions apply. For informa-
tion call.(912) 673-8118 or'
visit wwwv.funatsmac.com.

The Florida State College
at Jacksonville Betty P.
Cook Nassau Center Art
Galleryiwill host 'The
Endangered Life," an art
exhibit by Rick Cannizzaro
from Jan. 9-31. His paintings
are of endangered or threat-
ened animals. Vibrant color is.
.used in each for maximum
impact to the viewer. A public
reception is scheduled on
Jan. 12 from 6:30-8 p.m. The
reception will include a partici-
-.patory exhibit for children with
small pictures hidden within
the art. All children who partic-
ipate will be eligible to win a
signed reproduction of art

from the exhibit.
Cannizzaro is a nationally
recognized artist/author
whose paintings include
everything from beaches to
exotic forests. In 1994 he was
juried into the prestigious "Oil
Pastel Association." Most
recently he has been commis-
sioned by Ocean Publishing
for a series of art exhibits in
conjunction with book releas-
es, including Jean-Michael
Cousteau's "Explore the
Southeast National Marine
Sanctuaries." The Betty P.
Cook Art Gallery is located in
the Nassau Center Library in
B103. Call 548-4467.

The Wild Amelia Nature'
Festival's Wild Nite nature
forum Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at
the Peck Center in Fernan-
dina Beach will feature Craig
Morris-, interpretive ranger
from the Timucuan Preserve,
Speaking about the "Timeless,
Tidewater Timucuans." The
program is free and open to
the public. '
There were, at one time,
35 kingdoms of the. Timucuan
people, Tall highly tattooed "
agrarian hunter-gatherers, the
eastern Timucuans were good
fishermen as well as farmers.
Though generally peaceful,
there were encounters with
.Europeans and othertribes.
etr their disappearance as a
people can be more directly
I nKed to disease, they had no
immunity to European dis-
. eases'like smallpox. Most.had
died by the mid-18th century.
For information visit
www wildamella com.

The Jan. 10 meeting of
the Amelia Island Quilt
Guild will feature designer'
June Cdiburn with a trunk
show of fabrics, quilts and
garments collected during her-
'20-yeai odyssey living and
Traveling around the globe
From' royal robes to hand-
dyed waK-resisr batiks learn
more about the importance of
fabrics in Balinese culture,
how expert dyers create their
effects and see examples of
contemporary batiks used in
w earable art, quilts and more,
The quill guild holds monthly
'meetings at 7 p.m on the sec-
ond -uesday at3 he Woman's
Club 20.1 .iean LaFine Ave
P' i ograms are free and open
Sto the public. For 'ntorrmaiion
visit aiquilters.com.

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.
6:30 p.m. to discuss how to
participate in the club and
announce walking events for
January throughJurie. Walkiri'
Nassau is a non-competitive
Walking club. Members also
enjoy socials several times a
year. For Information contact
Dyanne Hughes at 206-4417
or dyhughes@att.net or Jane
Baily at 261-9884 or dnjbai-


Where volunteering begins.


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contain the numbers
1 through 9. Solution
will appear in the
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Community concert
St Peter's Community Concert
Series will present 'Seasons of Love"
Jan. 13 at 7 p m. Featuring vocalist
Diane Parrsh and pianist Ira Prttman,
the concert will present songs from the
Bloadway musicals "Wicked," "South
Pacific." 'Cabaret." 'Les Miserables,"
'Whne Chrislmas" 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
rsmilh @slpeiersparlsh.org.
ARIAS dinner/concert
Amelia Residents In Action for the
Symphony tARIAS) will host its annual
black-tie lundraising gala to support
music education programs and
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra par-
ticipatibn in Nassau County on Jan. 15
at 5:30 p.m at The Rnz-Carton, Amelia
Island For information and reservations
call 261 -0105.
Jazz jam
A jazz jam is held at Pablos, 12 N
Second St, Fernandina Beach, from 7-
10 p.m the first Wednesday of each
month Musicians are invited to sit in for
one song or the whole night. To join the
mailing list submit your email to beech-
lyer@ bellsouth.net.
Amelia Island Coffee
Amelia Island Coffee. 207 Centre
St hosts a music circle, on Saturdays
from 7-30-10 p m. featunng great local
musicians. Admission is free and all are

welcome. Come enjoy dessert, coffee
and music
Bonito's, 614 Centre St live music
Call 261-0508.
Dog StarTavem
Dog Star Tavern, 10 N. Second St
live music Visn Dog Star on Facebook
Call 277-8010.
The Green Turtle. 1-1 S Third St
live music Call 321-2324
The Hammerhead
The Hammerhead. 2045 South
Fletcher Ave karaoke on Sunday
nights with Daddy "0" DJ Follow The
Hammerhead on Facebook at
Hammerheadbar Islandbbq
Instant Goove
The Instant Groove plays each
Thursday night at The Ritz-Carnton,
Amelia Island.
O'Kane's Irish Pub and Ealery, 318
Centre St, free trivia each Monday at
7.30 p.m., wine tasting the third
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., wth 10 wines lor
$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.-midnight and Friday and
Saturday from 8 30 p.m -12-30 a m Call
261-1000. Visit www.okanes.com.
Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon, 117 Centre St ,


Island Artclasses 277-2597, or call/visit the Island Art Participants should bring lunch.
Association, 18 N. Second St., The class will cover the important ele-
Upcoming ciIsses and events at the Fernandina Beach, 261-7020. Visit ments of creating "wow" photographs that
island Art Association Education Center, www.islandart.org. stand out from the crowd. It will be
18 N. Second St., include:': : Thursday Morning Painters, 9 a.m.- geared toward photographic creativity but
Lisa Inglis, Basic Drawing, Jan. 3-25 12:30 p.m., contact Gretchen Williarrs, alsotouch on essential elements of expo-.
(Tuesdays and Wednesdays), 9 a;m.- 491-3171 or gretchwi@comcast.net. \ sure, aperture and shutter speed. ,
12.30 p.m Class fee is $150. Contact. *Thursday Aftemoon.P painters, 1-5 Register through Jan. 20 at the rec
Inglis at.557-1131 or scottlisainglis@bell- p.m., contact Jean Riley, 261-5471 or center and pay with cash, check or credit
south.net. rileystardust@bellsouth.net. card. Register by phone with a credit
Christy Woods, Basic Sewing class- For a complete schedule of events' card at 277-7350. For information call;
es, on Mondays frorr 6-9 p m Jan. 16, and classes or to rent the Education course planner Steve Leimberg at 491-
23 and.30 and Feb. 13, 20,and 27. Fee is Center visit www.islan'dart org or call 261- 0474.
$60 perstudent. Contact Woods at 583- 7020. Banshow
20,12 or261-3318. ' :. ank i
*Jon.Houglum of Franklin, N.C., will ,The "Photographers Group" members
instruct "Mastering Amelia Island in Oils" ..The-Wild Amelia Nature Festival and are the featured artists at the First Coast
SJan. 19-20 from 9 30 a.m -4 p.m. each its partner, the city Parks and Recreation Community Bank Satellite Gallery on
day. Register by calling 1828) 269-7274 Department,, will ofer a 'Wow.' Phoilos" 1lih Siiet Fernandina Beach, through
or.(828) 371-0C:i06 Visit www houglumtjn-. course Jan:,8 Trom 9,a m -5 p m rat he January. Visit during regular business-
Seart.com. Email houglumfineart2@fron- Atlantic Avenue Recreanon Center hours. For information contact the Island
tier.com. For information contact Louise Instructor Maria Struss is a professional Art Associatioh, 18 N. Second St, at 261-
Malore, (904) 612-9496, or Pat Hooks, photographer. Cost is $79 per person. 7020 or visit www.islandart.org.

ART Continue m B The last part of the day the: downturn,'these types of edu- Cqunty and would appreciate
a Continued from B students go to the artstudio national experiences are any donations.
to the Art Connections area,. wlheie each child participates much needed and invaluable For more information,
ds;nured a- an interactive. in ci-eatinghis or her own to our schoolchildren, some please call or emailWendy
"Lid fi iend ly and exciting work of art. Everyone goes .of whom might riot ever have Stanley, membership and vol-
sp:C:i. wher-e they' can paint home with a project and you the chance to visit .a art unteer manager, at (904) 899-
.iti i vii lual painlbi ui, can believe these kids are nimuseum like The Cummer. '6007, or Jane Brgwn,
project patterns on a screen, smiling '. Cummelia is currently Cummelia president, at
through dance or listen to a With cuts in school pro- seeking funding for this par- 321-5685 or cessna3982@
sculpture. grams and the economic ticular project in Nassau aol.com.

SAVAGE r, r schools In 1924.' s-vage was elected to portrays them living in an Edenicpara-
At ianu i he National Acadenmy of Design and also dise, free from the contamination ofmod-
H-lly Keris. Ihis interest in Florida's art joined the faculty at Yale University, ern society. South Moon Under (1935)
and :nli i al eimirui lunent coniinues to the where he was named Dean of Fine Arts depicts a Seminole woman standing in a
present day atThl Cunmeinl. where the in 1931. He was later appointed by canoe on a peaceful lake that reflects the
history of our states represented President Franklin D. Roosevelt to serve full moon. According to folklore,'the.
h, lh:,ouh ii trwoi k in the permanent collec- on the Commission of Fine Arts, a posi- moon has the power to control nature.
tion The a'iect ion of Arthur and Niriah tion he'held until 1941. Savage's work This work conveys the idea that the
Cummer for their adopted home state has attracted national praise. He mainly creat- Seminoles lived in balance and harmony
come full circle with this addition to the ed murals for various public establish-, with the natural world. In Orchid Hunter
museum they lovingly created." ments and universities, such as the (1935), a Seminole man and woman are
Eugene Savage (1883-1978) began his Butler Library at.Columbia University. shown. The woman is collecting orchid
artistic journey as boy. His mother : In 1935, Savage and his wife, buds', but leaves the plant intact so that it
encouraged him to draw, paint and take Mathilda, visited Florida for a winter may continue to bloom in the future. The
up music. When he was 18 years old,-he vacation. Around this time there was an man is poling a canoe that is deliberately
moved to Chicago, where he attended art ongoing debate raging between environ- filled with only a.small amount of game
classes atThe Chicago Art Institute and mentalists, who wanted total protection of and fruit Savage is showing their respect
the Chicago Academy of Fine Aits. In the Everglades, and advocates who de- for natural resources and stresses their
1912, Savage won the competition for the fended Seminole culture. The Seminole connection with the land.
Prix de Rome, a three-year fellowship in Indians and their plight intrigued-Savage. In his work, Savage found a new Way
painting at the American Academy in In his work, he used bold colors with to express himself. He found a way to
Rome. shifting perspectives and rhythmic lines depict native culture as well as critique
"The academy provided Savage with and patterns to create stylized scenes modern urban life. The natural rhythms
the occasion to refine his skills and mas- that conveyed the simplicity of the of the Everglades are portrayed, which,
ter new techniques.... (He) was particu- Seminoles' lives. Savage continued to .presents a vision of Seminole life. "While
larly drawn to the linear strength of the visit south Florida over the next two certainly not documentary in nature,
early Renaissance artists, who would have decades of his life, surveying the Savage's abstracted compositions evoke
a deep effect upon his early manner of Seminoles and their lives. mystery and imagination," said Keris. "I
painting," said guest curator Dr. Elizabeth "The romanticized depictions of the hope visitors will be enthralled by the
B. Heuer, assistant professor of art histo- Seminoles and the Everglades that work of Eugene Savage, and his magical
ry at the University of Nbrth Florida. Savage created over the next 20 years recollections of the Seminoles and the
When Savage returned to the United hauntingly convey the conflict between Florida Everglades."
States after his graduation in 1915, he- urban and native culture," said Keris. For information call (904) 355-0630.
taught painting at Cooper Union in New While many of his works depict the The museum is located at 829 Riverside
York and later on at other collegiate level Seminoles' struggles,, part of his series Ave., Jacksonville.

RING Continued from 1B
Rod Stewart tribute
The Surf Restaurant and
Bar, 3199 South Fletcher
Ave., presents a Rod Stewart
Tribute by Kenny Holliday
(and DJ Roc) on Dec. 31. Call
261-5711 for details.
The Palace Saloon
The Palace Saloon &
Sheffield's at the Palace pres-
ent New Years Eve with Face
for Radio & DJ Heavy Hess.
Watch the ball drop live from
new York City and enjoy a bal-
loon drop.
Ticketholders enjoy com-

plimentary coat check, party
favors, light appetizers until 9
p.m. and complimentary
champagne until midnight.
Tickets on sale now at The
Palace Saloon.
For table and VIP reserva-
tions contact Bill at bill@thep-
The Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra pres-
ents "ToastL To the New
Year!" on Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m.
with Fabio Mechetti, conduc-
tor, and special guests in
Robert E. Jacoby Syniphony
Hall at the Times-Union
Center for the Performing

Arts. Enjoy the concert, a
party and midnight fireworks.
Call (904) 354-5547 or visit
Downtown Jax
The Taxslayer.com Gator
Bowl and the city of
Jacksonville will present a
fireworks show at the start of
the New Year on Jan. 1 on the
downtown riverfront.
The approximately 10-
minute show will take place
from one barge behind The
Jacksonville Landing and can
be viewed from-both-the
Northbank and Southbank
Visit MakeASceneDown

town.com or dall (904) 630-
3690 for details. Visit
Alhambra party
Join Alhambra Theatre
and Dining, 12000 Beach
Blvd., Jacksonville, on Dec.
31 for a champagne and hours
d'oeuvres reception, a plated
dinner, a performance of
"Nunsense," then dancing
and a champagne toast with a
balloon drop at midnight.
A New Year's Breakfast
Buffet will be served about
12:30 a.m. Tickets are $125'
per person. Call (904) 641-
1212 or visit www.alhambra-

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Monday nights reggae with Pill Pili and
Chiillakaya One. Tuesday Buck Smith
Prc.:ict Wednesdays Wes Cobb;
Thursday Hupp & Rob in the Palace &
DJ Buca in Sheffield's Fridays and
Saturday regional bands and DJ
Ancrnyous at Sheffield's Call Bill
C.hilders at 491-332 or email
bill@ ihepalacsaloon corn.
Picanie Grill, Rotsserie and
Ear. 4-I4073 SR 200, Suite 2,
Yulee. li. e music every first and last
Saturday of the month from 7-10 p.m.
Call 310'9221 Visit www picantenas-
sau com
Sandy Bottoms
Sandy Bottoms at Main Beach.
2-10 AtlanticAve The Macy's play
sacri Wednesday from 6-9 p m.
Irivia Thursdays- live music every
Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.
Call 310-6904 Visit
www SandyBortomsAmelia.com.
Sliders Seaside Grill
Sliders Seaside Grill, 1998 S
Fletcher Ave The Macy's in the lounge
from 6-10 p m. Friday and Saturdays;
shaggin' in the lounge Sundays from 4-
7 p m ; Pili Pill in the tiki bar
Wednesday from 5-30-9:30 p.m.; live
music in the bar all weekend Call 277-
6652 Visn www slidersseaside com.
Join Sliders on Faceb"ook and Twitter.
The Surl Restaurant and Bar, 3199
South Fletcher Ave presents Richard
Stiatton tonight, Rod Stewart tribute by
Kenny Holliday rand DJ Roc) Dec. 31.
C:al 261 -5711.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30,2011 HOME News-Leader

/ I have heard I have to
.put my poinsettia in a
dark closet before it will
change color. Is this true? EM

A You are the second per-
son to ask me this very
same question. I suppose this
idea has come about because
plant nurseries and growers
manipulate the light environ-
ment by placing the plants
under cover. This will force
the poinsettias to change
color earlier making them
available for stores to sell dur-
ing the holidays:
Poinsettias are native to
Mexico, so you can imagine
they are exposed to plenty of
sunlight on a.regular basis.,
The bracts or specialized
leaves change color once the
days become shorter as this
marks the beginning of cooler
temperatures and reduced
sun exposure. It is not neces-
sary to put poinsettias in com-
plete darkness, but it is
important to keep them away
from night lights once
October arrives. If the plants
are exposed to bright night
lights such as street lights,.
the bracts will stay green. ,
Ifgrown in pots, do not let
the roots-sit in water as they ,
will easily decay. These plants
prefer moist but well-drained
soil. Fertilize in small incre-
ments from May through
September. Cut the stems
down to about 12 to 18 inches
from the ground after the fear-
of frost is over. You may need
to cut them a lew times dur-
ing growing season to keep
them short and full but stop
pruning after Sept. 10.
The fancy hybrids do not
grow as easily as the standard
red ones. One other quick
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sity of Florida publicat

Q .I will be bringing my
.plants indoors. I have
heard it will help to add
aspirin to the soil to help pre-
vent disease. Is that true? BM

A.I was unable to find any
-. research information
regarding adding aspirin to
soil to prevent plant disease.
There is extensive research
which documents aspirin pro-
vides no benefit if added to
* the water of cut flowers. I see
no reason to add an anti-
inflammatory chemical to the
soil of any plant.
: I would be more con-
cerned about one of my pets
finding the pill attractive and
it potentially causing prob-
Slems for the animal.
., When bringing plants
indoors that are normally out-
side, let us consider a few
important things. This will be
a major change for the plant
regarding air circulation,
water ard light exposure.
Keep the plant in as similar a
light exposure as possible.
Avoid over watering as this

No need to

Q I am seeing a rather
.large shrub right now
that has red flowers. The.do
not spread open, but hang
down. It reminds me of a
hibiscus that never opens. PG

A.I believe you are
describing Turks-cap
mallow, Malvaviscus pen-
duliflorus. It is very easy to
grow, tolerates most any type
of soil and blooms best when
exposed to full sun'.
In our area it is a true
perennial, which means it will
die back in the winter but
should return once tempera-
tures become warm. It is in
the mallow family, which
explains why it reminds you
of a hibiscus. Some people
have called it the sleeping
S The flowers will always
hang down and never open up'
fully they are supposed to
droop, which is why the
species name is pen-
duliflorus. I have roughly
translated penduliflorus to

the dark

Turks-cap mallow, above, is very easy to grow, tolerates most any type of soil and
blooms best when exposed to full sun. Poinsettia plants, below; prefer moist but well-
drained soil.

mean: hanging flower.
RebeccaJordi, UF/IFAS
County Extension Director for
Nassau County and Nassau
County Horticulture Agent III,
is a University ofFlorida facul-
ty member. Extension locations
are the satellite office at the
County Building in Yulee and
the main Extension Office in
Callahan. The UF/IFAS
Nassau County Demonstration
Garden is located at the James
S. Page Governmental
Complex and demonstrates best
management practices for
Northeast Florida. Mail ques-
tions to Garden Talk, c/o .
Rebecca Jordi, Nassau County
Extension, 543350 US 1,
Callahan, FL 32011. Visit


Larry and Ruth Snithers of Fernandina Beach with the aloe plant they won at the
recent Landscape Matters class on herbs, right.
Far right, Master Gardener Claudie Speed discussed the medicinal uses of the aloe-
plant, as well as culinary and medicinal uses of many herbs that grow in Nassau
County- both outside and inkitchen container gardens.
Speed brought several examples of herbs she hasplanted in her home garden or
the herb bed at the Nassau County Demonstration Garden. For more information visit
-"Herbs in the Florida Garden" by James M; Stephens, at edis.ifas.ufl.edu/VH020.
On Jah. 11 from 10-11 a.m., County Extension Director/Nassau Horticulture Agent
Rebecca Jordi will conduct a class on growing and maintaining citrus plants, at the
Yulee Extension office, 86026 Pages Dairy Road. Free ad 'open to the public. Call
(904) 879-1019 or 491-7340 for information.,


Katie Jackson, a marine biologist from the North Atlantic Right Whale Aerial
Monitoring Program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, sp9ke
to 70 Amelia Island residents and visitors at the Wild Amelia "Wild Nite on Whales"
on Dec. 10. The most endangered whale, the north Atlantic right whale comes to
island waters from December through March to give birth and perhaps to socialize in
the warmer waters. Sometimes called the "urban whale" because of its predilection for
cruising coastal waters near big cities, the right whale is known by its V-shaped spout,
its low profile in the-water and the unique pattern of white callouses callositiess) on its
head. Last year, 22 mother and calf pairs were identified in the waters off Northeast
Florida; Residents who might spot whales from Amelia Island beaches or out on the
water should call 1-888-97-WHALE to alert those monitoring and studying the whales.

A benErIffor '--"
Sponsored by Omni Amelia Island
a:nd The News-Leader.


:The Children of.Take Stock Thank all who attended!

wr p:wpprit t te a LffUw v:-
who- Aiwppo-rte^^ L. Up a i'

29 South
AMC Gardening
Amelia Community Theater
Amelia Insurance Agency ,
Ainelia Island Chamber
Music.Festival i
Amelia island Trading Co.
Amelia island Trolley
Amelia River Cruises
Amelia River Golf
Amelia Shotgun Sports
Anne Cain Golf:
Arte ,izza,
Bar Zin Bistro/Wine Bar
Barbaritos '
Beech Street Grill
Be.efoOiBrady's .'
Bohito's Grill & Sushi
Cafe Karibo
Captain Lawrence Piper
Caribbean' Breeze
Carmike Island Cinema 7
Cason Photography
Christmas Shop
Ciao Italian Bistro
Clean Ridge Soap Co.
Coastal Oaks Construction
Courson & Stam, LLC
Pierre LaPorte, CPA
Crab Tiap
Dome Healing Center
Driftwood Surf Shop
EspaOa Restaurant
Evelyne Talman
Fantastic Fudge
Fern Lily
First Coast Community Bank
First Federal Bank of Florida
Florida State College at
FSCJ Foundation
FSCJ Artists' Series
Golf Club of Amelia Island

SGolf Club of North Hampton,
Greyfield Inn
H&H Tire and Service
HalfTime Sports Bar/Grill
Harper Rose ,
Horizons Restaurant
Hunt's Art & Artifact Gallery
Images Salon
Island Flowers
Jacksonville Jaguars
Jacksonville Symphony
Jade's Bistro
Joe's 2nd Street Bistro
John T. Ferreira Insurance
JonC. Lasserre, P.A.
Keller Williams Realty
Doug Mackle, Realtor
Kelley's Courtyard Caf
Kelly Gunterman
Lanna Thai
.Le Clos
'Lott's Furniture -
Luigi's Trattoria
Marina Restaurant
McGinty'Gordon & Assoc.
Monkey Barrel,
Murray's Grill "
NassaijCounty Record
New York Nails
North 3rd Trading
O'Kane's Irish Pub & Eatery
Old South Yankee
Omni Amelia Island
Plantation ,
Omni Hotels & Resorts
ParkAvenue Spa
Paul Clark Ford
Petanque America
Pilates of America
Plantation Photography
Red Otter
ReMvax Professional Group
Janie Westmoreland
Pam Meyer
Kathy White

Extra Special Thanks to,

Resort to Home
Ron Anderson Chevrolet
Sandy Bottoms
Shoe Visions
,Sliders .
SSol Pedal
.Southern States Insurance
Doug & Jane Bailey
Summer Beach Properties'
Marcy Mock
The Plantation Shops
at Palmetto Walk
'.The Surf
The Travel Agency
Therapeutic Solutions of
Tommy Bahama
SUSB Financial Services
Steve Nicklas,
Verandah Restaurant
Vida Fitness
White Oak Plantation
Wiggle Worms
Woody's Bar-B-Q
Adam & Dee Torre-Kaufman
Al Watson
Amy & NancyWolff
Barbara Harris
Barry Woods
Carol Kimmel
Char & John Zimmermani
Chef Brandon Torre
Chef Kenny Takeyama
Davison Thompson
Don & Sue Hughes
Donna Pearce
Frank Gramling &
K C Jackson
Gerhardt Thamm,
Jane Preston
Joanne Roach
Judy Easterly
Larry & Nancy Jones
Lyn King
Lynne Anderson
Michele Giltmier
Nancy, Hobart
Pat Henderson
Paul Maley

Extra Special Thanks to Tim Digby and the Staff and Managment of
Omni Amelia Island Plantation and Omni Hotels,

And the Light up a Life Benefit committee
Thank you for helping our futures look bright!


keep poinsettias in

poin- can potentially kill any house-
Sare not plant. Winter is the dormant
nous to season for most plants, there-
ns or fore consider delaying any
Some fertilizing until it is time to
emay put the plant back outside.
skin If the plant develops leaf
on if spots or browning, consider
ed to bringing it to one of our plant
white sap clinics for an examination. We
in the can, determine if the problem
.For is caused by a disease
com- pathogen or an insect and
nforma- then prescribe the appropri-
ok at ate mode of action. We are
niver- eager to help you take care of
ion: your plants so check out the
i/pdf- plant clinic dates and times
listed on our website:

Take Stock in



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LOST PEKE-A-POO Blond short cut
hair, docked tail, recently spayed. Very
friendly. Name "Pikachu". Last seen
Nassauville area. Pis call (904)310-
9199 or Animal Control 491-7440. -

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

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financing of housing, call the
United -States Department of
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- HUD 1(800)669-9777, or for
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surgical practice with offices in St.
.Marys and "Fernandina. Saturday
mornings required. Fax resume and
references to (912)729-8133.

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Nassau County has an opening for an
Emergency Preparedness Planner at
$37,650.29 $44,754.36 plus benefits.
Requires a Bachelor's Degree, Masters
preferred, in Public Administration,
Business, Urban/Regional/Community
Planning or related field supplemented
by three to five (3-5) years of
experience in Emergency Planning or
Coordination. Must possess ICS 100,
200, 300, 400, 700 and 800
certifications. Must obtain Homeland
Security Exercise -Evaluation Plan
(HSEEP) certification Within 90 days of
,employment. Must possess a valid
state driver's license. Applications will
be accepted thru Tuesday, January'10,
2012. Application & job description can
be obtained from the Human Resources
Department located at 96135 Nassau
Place, Suite 5,.Yulee, FL 32097. Phone
(904)491-7332 or fax (904)321-5797,
online at www.nassaucountvfl.com.
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Companies desperately need employ-
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selling, any hours. $500 wkly potential.
Info 1-985-646-1700 DEPT. FL-1380.

POSITIONS available in sales & cafe
kitchen for enthusiastic, self-motivated
people. Retail experience & produce
knowledge a plus. Email resume to:

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an advantage. Respond by email to
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Dept., P.O. Box. 15596, Fernandina
Beach, FL -32035.

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503 Pets/Supplies
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YARD SALE Fri. 12/30 & Sat. 12/31,
8am-lpm. 96012 Long Island PI., in
Nassau Lakes Subd.

603 Miscellaneous
PINE STRAW Convenient on island -
Sadler Road'- Premium' Long Leaf
$3.50 per bale. 261-8883

609 Appliances
FOR SALE G.E. Side by side
reirnciirarir ir.e:c r -.*Ith J.:..r front ice
ani at,r Gcr.o,3 .r,,iaOti..r, $350. Call
jr.rn .,-1 1508)272-3049.

610 Air Conditioners
HEAT/COOL I'.'n,.:.- iJrri I. .:c rnm
chines, used all sizes w/warr. Repairs
to central & ...in... i'i .: rigerators
'& frI:.;:.rs K] r .':,4) 5. i'17. i"

mattress 'e t$'50 Sc.fa'Lo'.'e $399. 5
pi Bedroom a-: i3i'9 H.:,ui; package
$1799. C i. i Vj4j2s-'39 '

'FOR SALE King sizeoak headboard,
good condition, $250. King c size
headboard & -footboard, excellent.
condition, $450.. (904)310-6151


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802 Mobile Homes

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

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

1 806 Waterfront
Waterfront Homes & Lots Call
(904) 261-4066 for information. C.H.
Lasserre, Realtor.

811 tCommercial/Retall
RENT TO OWN Corner lot 926 S. 8th
St. Small office + 20x40 bldg (3 bays
w/car lift).' $1800/mo. + dep. Owner
finance. Terms flexible: (904)261-5034
626'S. 8TH ST DT Historic 2,200 sf,
For sale $335k. Sadler 1,500-40,000'
sf. avail. Price neg. Warehouse from
$600/mo. Cafe Turnkey .45K OBO
Call Phil @ Amelia Coastal Realty 904-

NICE 3BR/1.5BA SW $650,
Spacious 3BR/2BA $775. Water
included. Small pets OK. Yulee. CH&Air.
SOx10 Lot. (904)501-5999.
campground. Weekly or monthly. ,All
utilities WIFI included. (904)225-
3BR/2BA"DWMH on 1 acre. Wood
burning FP, .fenced lot, big open floor
plan. $800/mo. + deposit. Call (904)
mo. + $400 dep. Service animals only.

S 854 Rooms

856 Apartments
SMALL 1BR APT. 200' from the
ocean. All utilities except electric
included. No smoking. Svc pets only.
Quiet. $600/mo. (904)335-1665

OCEAN VIEW Luxury 3BR/1BA, tile
floors throughout, W/D, upgraded
appliances. 927 N. Fletcher, upstairs.
$995/mo + dep. (904)386-1005

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
Affordable Living Rent based on
income for eligible seniors,
handicapped or disabled persons. 1 & 2
bedrooms. Sandridge Apartments
(904)277-8722. Handicap Accessible
Apartments available. *This institution
is an equal opportunity provider, and
employer. TDD:711
$600/mo. + security deposit & utilities.
Call 261-6776 or 261-6047.

858 Condos-Unfurnshed
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-
;Upstairs, vaulted ceilings, plantation,
blinds, fitness center, pool, fishing lake:
$950 inc. water (904)753-0701
garage, $950/mo. Pool & tennis courts.
Svc. animals only. No smoking. Call
(214)691-9131.. I.
Paradise 1/1 arid 2/2 deluxe condos
in gated, lakeside community with 24/7
fitness ctr, resort-style pool, ten-nis &
more!, Lots of upgrades! 'Starting at
iuiit $49'r.:.i Call Ta6my for' :our
,,.r,t;,r .pc ial at (904)415.6969 for a'
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BEAUTIFUL HOME Mid island, close THE COLONY 2BFIe2A 2 ,o.r gar'
to beach., $100/week + $100 deposit.. age, pool & tennis. $95d month plus
Call (904)261-3331, leave message. utilities. Background check required '
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. 85 Apartments
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AT BEACH Eff. $125 wk IBR ir.nl
cable& all utils, $185 wk/$850 mO, +
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1BR/1BA in Amelia Lakes. Upstairs,
vaulted ceilings, new hardwood floors .
Stainless steel appliances, W/D. F6-0,
mu Call Karen (9,J)li 1i.2826

859 Homes-Furnished
3BR/2BA, 2-car gar., gated, comm
pool, 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.
+ bonus room, garage, fully furnished.
$1300/mo. Call Ana (904)403-1982.

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

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1307 CLINCH DR. 3BR/2BA, garage,
workshop, large, party room, sec.
system, .new' carpet. $1095. Nick
Deonas Realty, Inc;.(904)277-0006
Great location. $850/mo + .$850 dep.
Call (904)753-3256 for details.

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duplex on North 'Beach $950/mo. incl. water,
sewer and garbage.
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IBA,Ocean-view. 487 S. Fletcher. Across the
streetfrom the beach.All util,wi-fiTV & phone.
* FivePointsVillage l00sq.ft$1200fmo+sales tax
*Amelia Park'- 910 approx. sq.ft., 3 offices,
reception area, kitchen and bathroom.
S$145b/mo.+ utilities.
S1839 S. 8th St. adjacent to Huddle House, 1,800
sq.ft. $1700/mo. lease + tax. Sale also considered.
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nces overlooks .manmly Room with floor plan Florida style hom in Timbercreek.

g Room. Large scIeened lanai. Two car living area with plenty of cabinet rpakeC. Pcts
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Wood and tile flooring throughout. closets. LTwo car garage and irrigation system.
appointed Kitchen overlooking large Large family room open to kitchen. Pets ok.
Room with Fireplace. Large covered Off Island. $1,095/mo
perfect for entertaining, plus Hlot Tub!
)K. On Island. $1,850/mo Amelia Lakes 806 sf. 1BR/1BA ground
floor unit i.Amelia Lakes with new carpet
VAILABLE HOMES UPDATED throughout: Open kitchen, ceiling fans and
-YON CHAPLINWILLIAMS.COM screened porch overlooking the lake. Pets ok.
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* 1542Lisa'Avenue (jThe Prk'Subdivison) 884sf 2B2BA Fully furnished ready ..-. ti 75
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tUNFiURNISHED 3BR/3.SB EF 1.1 i .. -. i.'L.'o. .: il:!. t. *s 4736 St..MLar'lourt (The Colony) 1130sf.-2BR/I2A-Tow]dlomet o.d6,Mi l,erh5t.
trauislail miles ofeach. 1 I .r-. -,.J j. L 1 ua i .a ,1r -,.., n ... '..j r .. -a lit .....' : . J l a, bHinkisi
access, padtio/deck and playground. Washer/Dryer,lawn care, pestcontro & Association i.'jal I I.-- r -2, .L -Ji .' *" ..' courts, poo!
Sees included. $1895 a.nd 2car garage. Avaijaible Febarny. st $900
2040 Village 9 ans (Island Village Subdivision)lS87sf 3BR/2BA towuhomi.u cul-
inc IE rFA-.ni'l iTF ., N t iD '. de-saewnith2materbaths,.6newithshoweronly, diniuganudiving/gratroomnet. lr
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fe oed-inbackyardandoutsidestorage YardwateringsystemnNew l-at garageandbuilt- 162 Park Avenuea(Amelia Park) 1628sf -3BR/2.5BA Towvaleh in he or of
in grill. Avanila e Mirh ltst$995 'desirable Amelia Park. Granite counters in Master bathitwi separate b, shower and
* 501 N. 15th Sitret lsOOsf 3B/2BA Newly remodeled Master bath with separate doublesinb.l -i '' c i.. 0', I i f I I
shower and tub, eat in kiWles, skylights and vaulted ceilings, mini blinds, carpet, vinyl, under staircase F ....'. I .. I I
nan arwood floors, cablo/aatdlile ready, private yrd/courtyald, padio/deck, 2car garage withbreakfastcar/nook, kitchenislandand closet pantly Carpetand cerac til. iloah
and driveway :Lawn'care and washer/dryerincluded in rent AvallableFebruary liit blinds and wood shutters, vaulted ceilings, cable sIit-il TV ready. 2-car garage
$1250 AyallableNow $1250 1.
* 1942 Springrook Road'(Egnns Bluff Subdivision) 2064sf- 4BR2BA ull Master 9 5'C4 Si.ardp-prr Li:1' ri, adplp.,r Ilie .i 2693.f 3BNJ3.SBA Townh in
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S. $iMLEF5AMLY HOMES OFF ISLAM 1847-Beach Wtaler RoaI (Turtl.Duancs Condominiums) nl f .- f?.' -
* 80048 Knotted Oakt Way (Hlckory Virage Subdivison) 1677sf 4BR/2BA Open O Ioated n 4th floor, two.Master bslhri, eeramic tile aild hjii kol lv)ric
floor planrwith eat-i kitchen, Carpet and vinyl floors. Covered back patio opens to out, cloth blinds, cablesatellite TV ready, ems atoir, gateJ commr.ni.ty ad pI W'tir
fencedin back yard Conveniently located near schools, shopping and 1-95. 2ar garage sewer and trash indlded in rent Also on Sale Market. Available Frunry 1st
$1295 $1895 4
97493 Cutlaos Way (Pirates Woods Subdivision) 2480sf 3BRY2BA Two Master COMMRCIA,
Badlm, fnsrmal dining area, oaLin kitchen, walk-in pantry, remodeled with vaulted eilings, Amelia Parke Towne Center Olfiee space 4,500s will divd..
carpet and ceramic die, patio/deck, wood fenced-in yard. $1375 AtlantieAve 14th. 1,600sfoffice $1,300/mo.
* 85678 Bosttrck Wood Drive (North Hampton Subdivision) 2000sf- I4BR/3BA 502 Contre St i(Mensal Bldg) indliidua offies
Thisapa'riolshonmehasnanyelegantupgrade Formal dining room, largeea tinkitchen, Cnea treO t re & 4th (SwnnBldg) imndividual offic
fireplace infamily room, private backyarl borders preserve water access and boat launch 1799 US HWY17 10196sf Commorcial building, $1,500ll/mo.
nearby. Community features large pool Clubhouse and playground. Includes lawn Sdler Road 25sf building on 1 acre lot. $1,500
ice. pantcontrol, wireless internert and basic able service' Also includes membership at 14th Street (sJasmne Plcl) Approx. 2400il COsf n,.me iajl a: $1si
theBeachClubofAmelia. Available Febranryl s $2095 11 CentreSt. 200sf $3,000/mo.
. gateway to Amelia Suite 201N, 2 rooms with ltolnl370sf, includes ulilita
S, + CAM,AvailahlelFeb st
BUSINESS IS GOOD! If you are interested in renting your property contact our
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includes larger easy-to-peel
shrimp, blue crab, diced celery,
lemoans and seasonings.

new england
seafood boil
Littleneck clams, mussels,
lobster tails, Italian sausage,
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